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Florida star
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Table of Contents
    Section A: Main
        page A 1
    Section A: Main: Editorial
        page A 2
    Section A: Main: Church
        page A 3
    Section A: Main: Lifestyle
        page A 4
    Section A: Main: State
        page A 5
    Section A: Main: National
        page A 6
    Section A: Main continued
        page A 7
        page A 8
    Section B: Prep Rap
        page B 1
        page B 2
        page B 3
        page B 4
        page B 5
        page B 6
        page B 7
        page B 8
    Section C: Local
        page C 1
    Section C continued
        page C 2
        page C 3
    Section C: Around the Area
        page C 4
    Section C: Sports
        page C 5
    Section C continued
        page C 6
        page C 7
        page C 8
    Section D: Entertainment
        page D 1
        page D 2
        page D 3
        page D 4
        page D 5
        page D 6
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Teenage Robbery Suspects Apprehended Gas Prices Rising At An Alarming Rate


Luey Bartley, 17
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -
Three teen-agers, Terrence
Thomas, 18, Gregory
Goodlow, 17, and Luey
Bartley, 17, have been
arrested and charged with
armed robbery and carjack-
ing. *


Gregory Goodlow, 17
A Chinese food delivery
driver was sent to
Townsend Boulevard to
make a delivery. When he
arrived in the parking lot,
three suspects approached
him and began beating
him with their fist, took


Terrence Thomas, 18
his wallet with contents
and his cell phone. The
female riding with him
began sounding the car
horn. One of the suspects
then pointed a handgun at
her head and forced her
Teens continued on C-8


Head Start Begins Move From Forest Street On
August 24
The protest of parents, o.f ,oi S a, in i
politicians, ministers and .....-
concerned citizens regard- EE il ". "
ing Head Start children at Ai... FOREST PARK CENIER ..........
the Forest Street Center .I
will continue until chil-
dren and staff are relocat-
ed from the ash contami-
nated site according to a
notice from the office of Florida Star received a ing with the Urban
State Senator Anthony memorandum advising League will begin the
Hill. that the City's Public relocation of the Head


On Wednesday, The
Man Survives


Works Department work- Head Start continued on C-8
After Several Gunshot Wounds


Shooter Finally Apprehended


JACKSONVILLE, Fla.
- Joshua Austin Jones, 20,
was sitting in his vehicle
around 6:27 p.m., Friday,
August 5, when several
gunshots were fired into his
car, causing several wounds
to his body. When police
officers arrived, a witness to
the incident was providing
CPR to the victim. The inci-
dent occurred at Prime Stop
Food Store on Lane Avenue.

NEWS IN BRIEF
Mrs. Coretta Scott King
Suffered Stroke Now
Improving
Mrs. Coretta Scott
King, 78-year-old widow
of civil rights leader, Dr.
Martin Luther King, was
hospitalized Tuesday in
Atlanta. Sources said the
"First Lady" suffered a'
stroke but her condition is
listed as "fair." Mrs. King
had cancelled some of her
recent public appearances
since a heart malady was
diagnosed during the
spring of 2005. The fami-
ly released a statement
Wednesday saying she


An immediate call went out
for Damell Groomes, 23, as
the accused shooter.
On Wednesday, Groomes
was apprehended and
charged with attempted mur-
der. The suspect has a local
arrest history consisting of
three drug arrests, auto theft,
simple assault and now,
attempted murder. Jones is
still recuperating at the hos-
pital.
was "doing well" and.gave
a thank you for the good-
will messages sent from
around the world.

Missing Body Of South
Carolina Female Found
Many black African
Americans were upset
because the general media
gave little concern for 24-
year-old Tamika J.
Huston, who had been
missing since May 2004.
Certainly, the concern for
Ms. Huston was far from
the concern shown for
young women of other
races.
Police in Spartanburg,
South Carolina, have


On Saturday after-
noon, gas at the lowest
price service station at
Exit 29 in Georgia was
$2.19 per gallon. About
three hours later, the price
was $2.25 per gallon for
regular unleaded, on
Tuesday, it was $2.27 and
on Wednesday it had
increased to $2.37 per gal-
lon. The station across
from it, at the same exit
was $2.49 per gallon and
let me remind the readers,
Exit 29 in Georgia is
known for the lowest gas
prices.
Driving further north,
Exit 36, the gas was $2.49
per regular unleaded and
at Exit 38, regular unlead-'
ed was $2.59 per gallon.
At Wal-Mart, the price
was $2.47 per gallon for
regular unleaded. As one
continues north, the prices
get higher.
In Jacksonville, regu-
lar unleaded ranges from
$2.47 to $2.79.
Angry villagers in
Nigeria forced the closure
of an oil-pumping facility
run by Royal Dutch Shell
over a compensation dis-
pute, forcing a production
cut by 10,000 barrels a
day. Nigeria is Africa's
largest oil exporter and
the fifth largest supplier of
crude to the United States.
While America is
fighting in Iraq the


International
Monetary Fund
reported that con-
sumers in Iraq pay as
little as five (5) cents a
gallon for gas. The
report said "thanks to
generous government
subsidies on petrole-
um products-which
the IMF criticized as a
threat to the country's
fragile economy-Iraq
has some of the
cheapest gas in the
world."
According to the
Associated Press, Ron
Gremban, a California
electrical engineer and
committed environ-
mentalist, spent sever-
al months and $3,000
tinkering with his car,
which .looks like a
typical Toyota Prius
hybrid but has in its
truck, an 80-miles-
per-gallon secret-a
stack of 18 brick-sized
batteries that boosts
the car's high mileage
with an extra electrical
charge so it can bum
even less fuel. He
plugs the car into a


wall outlet at his
which costs him
twenty-five cents
time.


home,
about
each


Several prominent
Americans such as Frank
Gaffney, fonner undersec-
retary of defense to
President Reagan, have


./
joined Set America Free, a
group that wants the gov-
ernment to spend $12 bil-
lion over four years on
plug-in hybrids, alterna-
tive fuels and other meas-
ures to reduce foreign oil
dependence.


State Wants 14-Year-Old Female Who Killed Her 15-Year-Old
Foster Brother, To Be Tried As An Adult


Darnell L. Grooms


charged a man with mur-
dering Tamika. Authorities
said that suspect,
Christopher Hampton, 25,
of Spartanburg, led inves-
tigators to a wooded area
in the city Friday where a
body was found. Hampton
was an "acquaintance of
Huston and a significant
amount of her blood was
found in his apartment.

Credit Agency Fined For
Charging For Free
Credit Reports
An affiliate of credit
bureau Experian has set-
tled government charges
that it marketed free credit
reports to. trick consumers


JACKSONVILLE,
Fla. The Grand Jury will
be asked that Latosha
Renee Marks, 14, be tried
as an adult for the stab-
bing death of her foster
into paying for a credit
report monitoring service.
Consumers, who were
asked for their credit card
number in order to get the
credit report, were charged
an annual fee of $79.95 if
they did not cancel within
30 days of requesting the
report.

*Judge Fines Michael
Jackson $10,000
A New Orleans judge
became upset when
Michael Jackson failed to
have his lawyer show up
for a hearing in a civil
case, fined the singer
$10,000 Wednesday. The
hearing was to be about a


brother,, DeShawn
Hutchinson. DeShawn
had been reported missing
prior to authorities realiz-
ing that a body they had
already found in the
sexually assault accusa-
tion of an 18-year-old
male during the 1984
World's Fair. Jackson
denies the accusations.
His attorney advised the
U. S. District Judge that
the summons for the court
date had been lost in the
confusion of Jackson's
recent trial and did not get
in the hands of the proper
people.

Health Alert
The St. Johns River
Water Management
District has tested the St.
Johns River for toxins
resulting from the blue-
green algae bloom. The


neighborhood was that of
the youth. If Latosha
remains in the juvenile
system, she could be
released in seven years.
test results indicate high
concentrations of toxin.
The bloom affects the
river in Duval County
and extends through Clay
and St. Johns County. The
health department recom-
mends that people refrain
from recreational use of
the river this weekend
.that could result in inges-
tion of and/or skin expo-
sure to river water. The
river will be retested
Monday.

Sunday Is National
Kids Day Celebrate at
Metropolitan Park-
Free -2-5 P.M. Music,
Food, Games & More.


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To Be Equal
Marching for Voting Rights
Stephanie Jones, Executive Director
National Urban League Policy Institute


RON WILLIAMS, SR.
NEWS EDITOR
BETTY ASQUE DAVIS
COLUMNIST
MARSHA DEAN PHELTS
REPORTER/PHOTOGRAPHER


Saturday .was sweltering
in Atlanta, as it was over a
wide swath of the country.
But the tens of thousands of
people from Georgia and all
parts of the country who had
come to rally for
Congressional renewal of the
Voting Rights Act ignored the
heat of the day because they
had something more impor-
tant on their minds.
They-including the
Reverend Jesse Jackson,
leaders of the National
Association for the
Advancement of Colored
People, the Congressional
Black Caucus, and local
National Urban League affili-
ates, local political and civic
leaders, and ordinary citizens
of all backgrounds-had gath-
ered to repeat a fundamental
trait of the African- American
freedom struggle: to provide
for the present and future by
acknowledging ,the past.
Thus, on the one hand
Saturday's marchers, some
twenty thousand strong, cele-
brated the signing forty years
ago to the day of one of the
landmark acts of American
history, the Voting Rights Act
of 1965.
The rally's more urgent
purpose, however, was to
urge Congress to not only
renew but strengthen the Act
so that this "instrument of
democracy," as Marc H.


CLARA McLAUGHLIN CRISWELL
PUBLISHER
EDITOR-IN-CHIEF


of government, including the
43 members of the
Congressional Black Caucus.
But we've also learned
how tenuous that right can
become in the absence of
strong enforcement mecha-
nisms. While African
Americans' right to vote is
guaranteed by the U.S.
Constitution, in many voting
jurisdictions that right has
had to be protected by the
powers provisions of the
Voting Rights Act provide.
The Voting Rights Act is
permanent; but some of its
provisions are not. They must
be renewed periodically-
hence, the concern as the
.2007 renewal deadline inches
closer.
For example, Section 5, of
the Act requires that certain
states and political jurisdic-
tions get federal or judicial
pre-approval or "pre-clear-
ance" for any changes they
intend to making in voting
law or practices. The provi-
sion has been extremely
effective in detecting, pro-
hibiting and deterring many
harmful voting laws and
practices during the past
decades-and it is still needed,
Indeed, the voting irregu-
larities that surfaced during
the 2000 Presidential
Election voting offered a sad
but perfect example of why
America still needs strong
federal and judicial oversight
of election practices in many
jurisdictions, a need rein-
forced by those which came
to public attention during and
after the 2004 presidential
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Today, many Americans-
disproportionately Asian-
African- and Latino-
American, and disproportion-
ately poor-are still finding.
their right to vote undermined
by voter intimidation and
misinformation, inequitable
voting systems, wrongful
purging of the voter rolls, dis-
enfranchisement of ex-felons,
and other activities that keep
people from exercising this
constitutional right.
Reauthorizing the entire Act
and strengthening Section 5
will continue to help meet the
.law's original bright promise:
that every vote counts
because every vote is count-
ed.
The Voting Rights Act.
was a product of a movement
that injected the discipline of
democracy into a political
system sorely in need of it. It
made American politics more
responsive and responsible.
Today, it continues to give us
the ability to ensure that the
power of our elected office-
holders comes from the peo-
ple and that that power can be
fully expressed by the people
and for the people.
There once was a time in
America when the impor-
tance of the discipline of
democracy for all had to be
expressed by Americans who
voted with their feet, so to
speak, in marches and rallies
across the land.
Saturday's march and
rally for the renewal of the
Voting Rights Act was a clear
indication that, as far as we've
come, the time for such activ-
ities is not yet past. ,


Morial, president and CEO of
the National Urban League,
recently described it, can con-
tinue its historic mission of
insuring that every American
eligible to vote can vote.
As Morial in early July
noted, the Act's 1965 signing
by President Lyndon Johnson
occurred literally against the
backdrop of segregationists'
violent, last-ditch attempts to
shore up the crumbling bul-
warks of government-sup-
ported racial discrimination.
To that effort the
President's words were a
powerful rebuke: "At times
history and fate meet at a sin-
gle time in a single place to
shape a turning point in man's
unending search for free-
dom," he said. "... about this
there can be and should be no
argument. Every American
citizen must have the right to
vote."
Speaker after speaker at
Saturday's rally indicated
those words have as much
meaning today as they did
forty years ago. African
Americans, and America as a
whole, have learned in the
intervening time what a dif-
ference the vote makes. For
example, in 1964, there were
little more than 300 black
elected officials in the entire
country. Today, there are
more than 9,100 at all levels


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Full Gospel Choir Of Greater Faith In Our Community The Church Directory

Grant Memorial Presents -Schedule of Events and Services- "Come and Worship With Us"


Felenna and Victor McCullough


JACKSONVILLE--Victor and Felenna "Nina"
McCullough believe they have a spiritual bond and a con-
nective ministry. Her gift of setting words in the form of
S lays to better understand God's meanings and his melodi-
ous voice and fingers that cause harmonious sounds to
emerge from the organ, make them an artistic Christian cou-
ple working for Christ.
On Saturday, August 20, at 5:00 p.m., the Full Gospel
Choir of Greater Grant Memorial AME Church presents "I
WON'T COMPLAIN", a play copy written and directed by
Felenna McCullough. The production will be held at Cedar
Hills Elementary School. A $15 donation is requested.
The play depicts how one woman's strength and prayers
leads her family to victory. "I WON'T COMPLAIN", the
third Gospel play written and directed by "NIna", was
inspired by a song of the same name written by her husband
Victor, who is the Minister of Music at Greater Grant
Memorial.
While amending Easter plays as a child at a Bridgeport,
Connecticut church pastored by her father, "Nina" was
moved by the way the scenes, stage and characters of the
plays could tell a story and be entertaining.
One night she informed her mother that she'd write and
direct plays when she became and adult. "Nina" has been
writing for nine years and desires to continue to allow her-
self to be used as an instrument of God.
She is happily married to Victor, son of Rev. Dorsey and
Loyce McCullough. He attended Edward Waters College
and majored in Music. He says working side-by-side with
his wife brings him joy. The couple has five children.


Angel Tree Christmas Campaign Begins
The Prison Fellowship Ministries First Coast have
launched its annual Angel Tree Christmas campaign. "Even
though it is still summer, planning and preparation for our
campaign goes on all year round, and the beginning of the'
school year is our traditional time of locating churches, min-
istries, and volunteers to assist in this worthy effort," said
Raymond Burkhart, Field Director for Prison Fellowship
Ministries First Coast.
The Angel Tree Christmas provides gifts for the children
of inmates in Florida's prisons. "These children are often
forgotten, but God does not forget them, and uses ordinary
people to share the love of Christ through a simple holiday
gift," noted Burkhart.
Area coordinators, church coordinators, and ministry rep-
resentatives are needed for community presentations. For
more information call (904) 765-1213.


Coping with Death, Grief, and Loss Part IV


More Common Reactions
to Loss.
Acceptance
Time allows the individual an
opportunity to resolve the range of
feelings that surface. The grieving
process supports the individual. That
is, healing occurs when the loss
becomes integrated into the individ-
ual's set of life experiences.
Individuals may return to some
of the earlier feelings throughout
one's lifetime. There is no time limit
to the grieving process. Each individ-
ual should define one's own healing
process.
Factors that may hinder the
healing process:
*Ayoidance or minimization of
one's emotions.
*Use of alcohol or drugs to self-
medicate.


*Use of work (overfunction at
workplace) to avoid feelings.
Guidelines that may help
resolve grief
*Allow time to experience
thoughts and feelings openly to self.
*Acknowledge and accept all
feelings, both positive and negative.
*Use a journal to document the
healing process.
*Confide in a trusted individual;
tell the story of the loss.
*Express feelings openly.
Crying offers a release.
*Identify any unfinished busi-
ness and try to come to a resolution.

A.B. COLEMAN
"Our Aim Is Not to Equal, But Excel",
5660 Moncrief Rd.*
Tel: 766-0507
www.ABColemancom


RETIREMENT CELEBRATION-A Retirement celebra-
tion honoring Rev. A.B. Coleman, Jr. will be held Saturday,
August 27, 5:00 p.m. at Philippians Community. Church
(multipurpose facility), 7578 New Kings Rd. The donation
for the occasion is $35. For further information call
904/713-9821 or 904/765-4080.
PRISON FELLOWSHIP MINISTRIES-The Prison
Fellowship Ministries of Jacksonville will meet Thursday,
August 25, 7:00 p.m. at 2519 Soutel Dr. State Executive
Director Suanne Hance is the guest speaker. For more infor-
mation, contact Sam Roberts at 904/994-1044.
MUSIC FOR SUNDAY MORNING-The Unitarian
Universalist Church of Jacksonville, 7405 Arlington
Expressway (North Service Road) presents Musical
Celebrations on Sundays at 10:45 a.m. The dates and per-
formers are:. Sunday, August 21, Bill Cuthbert (Marimba;
and Sunday, August 28 (TBA).
REVIVAL-Second Missionary Baptist Church, 954 Kings
Rd. invites the public to attend a Revival August 24-26 at
7:00 p.m. nightly. Rev. Roland H. Oliver of St. Johns
Missionary Baptist Church of Palmetto, FL is the speaker.
"Jesus and Me" is the theme taken from Colossians 1:10. Dr.
Odell Smith, Jr., Pastor.
CHAMBER MUSIC SECOND SEASON-The Chamber
Music Society of Gopd Shepherds second season of free
concerts includes performances at 6:00 p.m. Sunday, August
)21, and Sunday, September 18, all in Craig Hall. Church of
The Good Shepherd is located at Park and Stockton Streets.
Henson Markham, Artistic Director. David Bowen, MM.,
Orgafiist-choirmaster. Rev. James W. Harris, Jr., Rector.
UPLIFT JESUS-The Sword and Shield Kingdom
Outreach Ministry of The Christian Fellowship Gospel
Chorus will uplift Jesus in praises, preaching and
singing on Sunday, August 28, 3:45 p.m. at The
Father's House Conference Center, 1820 Monument
Rd., Building 2. Various Christians from around the
city will participate. Admission is free. Minister Lou
McCormick-Watson, Evangelist Ethel Pritchard, and
Rev. Mattie Freeman invite the public to attend.
PRETTY HAT TEA-The talented Women's
Progressive,Club of St. Paul AME Church presents its
annual Pretty Hat Tea on Sunday, August 21, at 4:00
p.m. Some of the most extraordinary and one-of-a kind
hats will be modeled. Friends and the public are invit-
ed to attend. The church is located at 6410 New Kings
Rd. Rev. Marvin Zanders, Pastor.
INSTALLATION CELEBRATION-The installation
celebration for Rev. Louis C. Parker, Jr. will be held
August 25-August 26, nightly at 7:00 p.m. atjNew First
Corinth Missionary Baptist Church. The installation
service will be held Sunday, August 28 at 3:00 p.m.
Local ministers will participate each night. The church
is located at 6119 Bagley Rd.
WOMEN IN RED CONFERENCE-The Greater
Refuge Temple Women's Ministries invites the public'
to attend the 500 Women n Red Conference-Women of
Excellent Spirit Anticipating God's .Elevation on
Saturday, August 27 at 1:00 p.m. The conference is
being held to promote fellowship among the Women of
God and raise funds for the installation of an elevator to
assist senior Saints and handicapped persons reach the
second level of the Temple. Special guests include
Mary Demps of Greenville, Christie Thompson of
Orange Park, Patricia Springer of Jacksonville, and the
USS JFK Male Chorus. The church is located at 1317
Rowe Ave. For more information contact the church at
(904) 768-4009.


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George Harvey, Jr., M.A., M. Div., Pastor
Telephone: (904) 356-0664 or 768-4453
"Christ died for our -sins...was buried and Rose again" (see 1 Corinthians 15:1-4)
Sulzbacher Outreach Service 8:30 a.m.
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship 6:30 p.m.
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GREATER EL-BETHEL DIVINE HOLINESS CHURCH
"The Church Where Everybody Is Somebody"
Bishop Lorenzo Hall., Pastor
Street Adress: 723 W. 4th St. Jacksonville, Florida 32209
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 3575, Jacksonville, Fla. 32206
Church Telephone: (904) 359-0661 Home: (904) 358-8932 Cell: 710-1586
Sunday.School 9:30 a.m.
Morning Worship 11:00 a.m.
Tuesday Prayer Meeting & Bible Study,7:00 p.m.
Thursday Joy Night,7:00 p.m.
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Church School 8:45 a.m.
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Fulfillment Hour Bible Study 6:30 p.m.
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201 East Beaver St. (904) 355-9475
Rev. F.D. Richardson Jr., Pastor

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"Love and Happiness A Fairy Tale Meeting"
Historic Grace Episcopal Church Chapel in Orange Park,
Florida was the setting for the wedding uniting Dr. Michael
Brooks, II and Ms. Karen Estella Smith in holy matrimo-
ny. It was a beautiful sunny day resplendent with grace-
simple and majestic elegance for the noontime wedding. In
fact it was dreamlike as family and friends entered the quaint
and charming historic chapel sanctuary of Grace Episcopal
Church. In fact everything about this lovely couple is like a
fairy tale.
How many brides can say that their mother-in-law chose
them before meeting their future husband? Well, Mrs. Karen
Estella Smith Brooks can honestly say that this is how she
met her 'prince charming.' The new Mrs. Brooks as a new
Department of Education staffer was assigned attending a
workshop in Orlando. At that workshop she met Orange
County Title I Coordinator Mrs. Vicki Brooks. At the wed-
ding reception held at picturesque Club Continental, the
elder Mrs. Brooks shared, When I saw Karen, I decided
that Karen was going to be my daughter-in-law and after
about four months and two more meetings I plotted to get
them together."
The mother of the bride, Dr. Geraldine Williams Smith
recalls, "Karen asked me to join her in Orlando after one of
the later workshops. When Vicki saw Karen, she threw
together a "surprise" birthday party for son Michael (inviting
only Links and AKA's) in one day. She gave them the sur-
prise of their lives. When Vicki invited her to the 'surprise'
party, Karen had hesitated because of my having joined her
during her Orlando meeting. However, Vicki told her to
bring me along. I was in on the meeting". Being both a Links
and AKA member, Dr. Smith would be with fellow 'sisters.'
A month after meeting Ms. Karen Estella Smith (Bishop
Kenny High School and FSU graduate, AKA member and
Public Relations Specialist for the Literacy Council of
Birmingham) future groom Dr. Michael Brooks, II,
(Morehouse and UCF graduate, KAS member and
University of Alabama staffer) asked his future mother-in-
law to come to Orlando and while there he requested permis-
sion to ask Karen to move to Birmingham, Alabama. Of
course Dr. Smith expressed reservations as daughter Karen
needed to find a job and housing. Well, the new Mrs. Brooks
was offered the first position that she interviewed for. "Six
months after their meeting, on my way to Bible Study
Michael called me and asked my permission to ask Karen to
marry him. "Seven months later they married," stated Dr.
Smith.
"Intrigued by the history and persistence of Grace
Episcopal Church, Karen and Michael thought that the Grace
Episcopal Chapel should be the site for their beginning.
Grace's Chapel represents a faithful beginning in a new and
uncertain environment. It is a testimony to what God can do
to those who have vision and who are faithful to HIM and to
each other. The persistence of Vicki to get them together and
their resolve to be together through it all is congruent with
what Grace represents to them," stated Dr. Smith.
Everyone who knows the new Mrs. Brooks use the words
simple elegance in describing her and her 'mark' was reflect-
ed in her gown and veil, the bridesmaids' dresses, her wed-
ding bouquet with favorite flower 'Stargazer and favorite
plant Ivy, the majestic elegance of Grace's Chapel and the
Club Continental Compound (the rehearsal dinner was held
at Winterboume which is a part of the compound).
Members of the wedding party were college friends of
wedding couple: Mses. Cristal Cole, Monique Brown and
Rodney Thompson. Mrs. Marietta LeBlanc Jones, a
recent bride herself, read the scripture during the wedding
ceremony.
Love! Happiness! A fairy tale! God was directing it all!

A Reading Event On The Northside
Dr. Barbara Darby, president at FCCJ's North Campus
shares, "Four'years ago I applied for and received a grant
from the Children's Commission to do a Summer Literacy
Clinic for school aged children. I felt a sense of urgency to
do something that would focus on reading as a family activ-
ity and an event that was necessary to insure the highest level
of literacy among all of our citizens; I came up with the
vision for what is now our third Family Literacy Fair. The
focus of the event is to bring families together, children, par-
ents, and other significant family members, to focus on read-
ing. It is our goal to communicate and build a love of read-
ing among those who attend."
; At the most recent event, the Northside Storyteller
League joined in by telling stories to the families present.
Following their storytelling, participants were broken into
smaller groups in various rooms on campus where they were
read to by celebrity readers: Trustee Ms. Emily Smith,
Chair, FCCJ Board of Trustees, Dr. Steve Wallace, FCCJ
College President, Lad Daniels, City Council Member, Ms.
Angela Spears, WTLV 12 News Anchor, Andrew Powell,
Principal from Nassau County, Rev. F. D. Richardson, Jr.,
Robert Peek of the Jacksonville Port Authority, Mike
Chlada of FMC, Ms. Melissa Williams of Millennium
S Chemicals a Lyondell Co., Ms. Dot Mathias of the North
District CPAC, Ms. Debbie Sapp- principal of Garden City
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& Rescue, Ms. Patricia Colbert of the PTA, and Dr.
Elizabeth Means, SHANDS Medical Center.
"It was important to include other fun activities for the
children so Lollipop the Clown was on hand to do face
painting and thrill, the younger participants with her balloons
of various characters and shapes. The Jacksonville Public
Library was on hand to issue library cards. Several authors
were on hand to promote their words. Door prizes donated by
local businesses were provided and the Mounted Police, a
patrol car and one of JSO's helicopters represented the
Sheriff's Office," stated Dr. Darby.
Approximately 450-500 participated. During lunch, the
PM Experience, a talented musical group of middle and
high school students entertained.
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Stage Aurora's production of Crowns will be presented
August 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, and 28, 2005 at the Ezekial Bryant
Auditorium at FCCJ's North Campus. Ms. Jannie Jones of
the Broadway production of The Full Monty will be on the
First Coast to participate in the production. There will be a
book signing with the author Craig Marberry and photog-
rapher Michael Cunningham. For ticket information call
904 765-7373.

Don't forget to let us know of your upcoming events.
Contact us at 904 766-8834 or reach me directly at
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Study Shows Shoplifters More Readily



Identified By Behavior Not Race


GAINESVILLE, Fla. ---
Shoppers who leave the store
without buying anything are
much more likely to be walk-
ing away with stolen mer-
chandise than those who do
make a purchase, a University
of Florida study finds.
People who left without
paying for any items werg six
times more likely to be
shoplifters who bypassed the
check-out line to avoid draw-
Shaun L. Gabbidon ing attention to themselves,
said Richard Hollinger, a UF
criminologist and one of the study's researchers. The work
also cautions against trying to spot shoplifters based on race,
gender, age and ethnicity.
"We all believe it to be courteous behavior when a retail-
er asks 'May I help you?,' but what they're really saying is
'We know you're here, please don't shoplift,'" he said.
Behavioral cues are more important than demographic
characteristics in identifying shoplifters, Hollinger said.
Professional shoplifters often scan the store to make sure no
one is watching them tampering with the products, he said.
"There's a phenomenon called 'shopping while black,'
with some evidence to suggest that certain shoppers, partic-
ularly blacks, are scrutinized more heavily and even
harassed in various stores," he said. "Our study raises seri-
ous questions about the profiling of suspected shoplifters,
particularly black males."
Popular shoplifting stereotypes were challenged in the
UF study, in which researchers covertly observed 1,365
shoppers in an Atlanta drug store with closed-circuit televi-
sion cameras. Slightly more than 8 percent of the people who
entered the store stole an item.
The UF study, which was published in the December
2004 issue of Justice Quarterly, additionally disputes the
image of most shoplifters being female. "The rule of thumb
always has been that women shoplift more than men simply


because there are more women
shoppers, unless-it's a sporting
goods store or a hardware store,"
he said. "But we were able to
determine that men actually stole
more often than women."
Drug abuse may be driving
this trend, Hollinger said. "We
estimate, based on other research,
that many male shoplifters are not
what we would call 'primary
household shoplifters,' -- they're
not shoplifting food for tonight's
Richard Hollinger dinner or medications for their
child's cold," he said. "Rather,
many of them hit, the film, pain relievers or batteries, steal
them in large quantities and sell them, using shoplifting as a
way to feed their drug habit."
And although shopkeepers often are quick to blame juve-
niles for missing items, the UF study found shoplifters were
most commonly between the ages of 35 and 54.
These middle-aged adults, most of them gainfully
employed, were "primary household shoppers" who occa-
sionally stole to acquire goods whose cost stretched beyond
their household budgets.
Shaun L. Gabbidon, a criminal justice professor at Penn
State Harrisburg and an expert on shoplifting, said the study
is "groundbreaking and very important." It raises serious
questions about racial profiling of shoplifters, and unlike
other research relies on observational rather than official
data, which are often tabulated based on police arrests.
Unfortunately, studies show police arrest patterns sometimes


reflect bias, he said.
"With this observation data, we can actually see what is
going on," he said. "It tells us that relying on official data is
fraught with problems and we should be very careful in how
we interpret them. We need more studies like this one."
Overall, blacks and Hispanics were no more likely than
whites to steal merchandise. However, when race and gender
were examined by subcategory, Hispanic females stole the
most, shoplifting at more than seven times the rate of white
females, he said.
Many stole household items they needed, such as medi-
cine or makeup, or snatched a candy bar or lollipops off the
shelf for their children, whom they had brought along, if they
started to fuss or cry, he said. Few studies have focused on
family shoplifting, except those that examine "distraction
teams," Hollinger said. "These shoplifters might take chil-
dren along with them, usually with an ice cream cone or a
candy bar in hand, mainly to distract the sales clerk, who
tries to head off the kids from damaging the merchandise
while mom and dad steal," he said.
Shoplifting is sometimes called the "crime tax," because
it results in annual losses of more than $10 billion that are
passed on to consumers in the form of higher prices, said
Hollinger, who did the study with criminology professors
Dean Dabney at Georgia State University and Laura Dugan
at the University of Maryland. "It's been estimated that
about $400 is spent annually by each family in America just
to pay for the cost of replacing these stolen goods," he said.
Recent evidence also suggests that many professionally
shoplifted items, are even fenced overseas and used to fund
other criminal activities, including terrorism, he said.


Red Tide Bloom Off Florida



Coast Under Investigation

TAMPA, Fla. An unusually fierce red tide humans that inhale or ingest definition of the extent of


bloom this summer has it.
choked off oxygen and
killed undersea. life in a Ka
region of the Gulf of Mexico re
bottom about 10 miles off tu,
the coast of Florida, scien- we
tists said.
The bloom ranges from mi
Honeymoon Island (Pinellas fis
County) along the north to frc
Redfish Pass (Lee County) Sa
along the south, which indi- int
cates a southern expansion we
of the bloom compared to
last week's report. co
Red tide is formed when Pi:
a microscopic algae repro- by
duces at an explosive rate. Cc
The algae produces a neuro- Ai
toxin that can paralyze or flc
make breathing difficult for co
fish, manatees or even co


Concentrations of
arenia brevis, the Florida
d tide organism, have fluc-
ated over the past several
weeks in most areas.
The offshore benthic
ortalities and associated
,h kills reported last week
om Tarpon Springs to
arasota have been under
tensive investigation this
eek.
An aerial overflight was
nducted 15 miles off
nellas and Pasco counties
Florida Wildlife
missionn (FWC) staff on
ugust 12. Observers found
)ating dead fish and dis-
lored water, but weather
editions precluded full


the bloom. Followup flights
will be scheduled.
Numerous fish kills, both
onshore and offshore, were
reported this week from
Hernando County to Lee
County. Other marine life
deaths were reported as
well, including numerous
sea turtles.
Respiratory irritation
was reported along some
coastal areas. Red tide
effects along the beaches,
including fish kills and res-
piratory irritation, remain
possible as long as K. brevis
concentrations remain above
background levels.
Effects are most notice-
able when winds have a
westerly component.


Tourism Up In Florida Despite Storms


HOLLYWOOD, Fla. -
Despite the four hurricanes
of 2004, nearly 6 million
more visitors came to
Florida than the year before.
Gov. Jeb Bush, speak-
ing at an annual tourism


conference on Monday,
attributed the 7 percent rise
to a diversity of attractions
and quick action to get the
message out that Florida
was still "open."
Tourism accounted for


20 percent of the Florida's
economy in 2004 and
returned $3.4 billion in taxes
to state government, accord-
ing to statistics from Visit
Florida, the state's tourism
marketing agency.


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Farrakhan Says Fox Was

Right On Blacks, Jobs

MILWAUKEE Nation of Islam
l leader Louis Farrakhan said Mexican
i- -. President Vicente Fox was right to say
that Mexican immigrants take jobs "that
not even blacks want."
Although Fox was sharply criticized
fo.. tr his remarks by some black leaders,
Farrakhan said Sunday, August 14 that
Louis blacks do not. want to go to farms and
Farrakhan pick fruit because they already "picked
enough cotton."
"Why are you so foolishly sensitive when somebody is
telling you the truth?" he asked the crowd at. Mercy
Memorial Baptist Church.
He said blacks and Latinos should form an alliance to
correct differences and animosity between the two commu-
nities.
Civil rights leaders including Jesse Jackson and the
Rev. Al Sharpton have called on Fox to apologize for the
remark. Fox has said he was commenting on the contribu-
tions that Mexicans make to the United States, and did not
mean any offense.
Farrakhan, who spearheaded the 1995 Million Man
March that drew hundreds of thousands of people to
Washington, D.C., was in Milwaukee to promote the
Millions More Movement, which has scheduled a rally Oct.
15 on the National Mall.
The march is billed as a more inclusive successor to the
Million Man March. This time, organizers have encouraged
women and gays to attend.


NATION WORLD/


Mourners Remember John H. Johnson
CHICAGO -Mourners filled the 1,500-seat Rockefeller
Memorial Chapel at the University of Chicago for the 2 1/2-
hour homegoing on Monday, August 15 service for pio-
neering black publisher John H. Johnson, who founded
Ebony and Jet magazines. Johnson died August 8 of heart
failure at 87. Johnson was hailed as a man who left "an
imprint on the conscience of a nation" during the packed
funeral that drew Sen. Barack Obama and former
President Clinton.
Johnson was eulogized by Gov. Rod Blagojevich, Mayor
Richard M. Daley, the Rev. Jesse Jackson, and broadcast-
ers Tom Joyner and Tavis Smiley.
Obama said the positive images of blacks that Johnson
placed in Ebony and Jet inspired blacks across the country to
strive to become doctors, lawyers and politicians. "Only a
handful of men and women leave an imprint on the con-
science of a nation and on the history that they helped
shape," .Obama said. "John Johnson was one of these men."
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John W. Mathews Promoted
To Vice President of Engineering
For Radio One, Inc.
LANHAM, Md.--John W. Mathews has been promoted
to Vice President of Engineering for Radio One, Inc..
Matthews most recently served as Director of Engineering, a
position he had held since February 2000. In his new posi-
tion, Mathews will help develop Radio One's strategy for
the use of current and new technologies. He will also devote
substantial time to improving and expanding the reach of
Radio One's existing broadcast station portfolio.
This promotion paves the way for John Soller, who had
been serving as Radio One's current Assistant Director of
Engineering, to .receive a well-deserved promotion to the
position of Director of Engineering, working closely with
Mr. Mathews.
Radio One, Inc. (www.radio-one.com) is the nation's sev-
enth largest radio broadcasting company (based on 2004 net
broadcast revenue) and the largest radio broadcasting com-
pany that primarily targets African-American and urban lis-
teners. Radio One owns and/or operates 69 radio stations
located in 22 urban markets in the United States and reaches
more than 13 million listeners' every week. Radio One also
owns approximately 36% of TV One, LLC (www.tvoneon-
line.com), a cable/satellite network. programming primarily
to African-Americans, which is a joint venture with Comcast
Corporation and DIRECTV. Additionally, Radio One owns
51% of the common stock of Reach Media, Inc.
(www.blackamericaweb.com), owner of the Tom Joyner
Morning Show and other businesses associated with Tom
Joyner, a leading urban media personality, and programs
"XM 169 The POWER" on XM Satellite Radio.
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Food Crisis Unaddressed Throughout Africa
Amisso Ado, aged 3, and weighing 5.8kg (12.8 lbs) suf-
fering from malnutrition is treated in a make shift feed cen-
ter in the town of Maradi, Niger in this Sunday, July 24,
2005, file photo. Worse than normal food crises raging all
.. but unaddressed in parts of Mali and
Elsewhere in Africa this year have
focused new attention on the poli-
Stics and geography of hunger across
.f 'l ithe world's poorest continent, as
well as on how rich nations
respond.The U.N.. says it needs
,US$2 billion to help feed more than
25 million Africans -in 2005. (AP
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Tips Offered To Ease

Stress Of Record

High Gas Prices


MERIDEN, CT--
Industry analysts say our
record high gas prices are
likely to climb even higher
and everyone is either driv-
ing around in circles to find
the lowest price or just grip-
ing about them. But,
according to experts, extra
miles can be squeezed out of
every fill-up if drivers fol-
lowed a few simple rules.
"The way to save money
is in every, drivers' hands,
and, sometimes feet," said
Ray Palermo, director of
public relations for national
auto insurer, Response
Insurance. "Everything
comes down to two basic
categories of advice,"
explained Palermo, "car care
and driving habits." He
offered drivers a few pieces
of advice.
*Lighten the car's load
by removing all unnecessary
items from the trunk, such as
the bag of sand and shovel
from the winter. Every 200
pounds of weight reduces
gas efficiency by one mile
per gallon. If you have to
carry a' lot of baggage, avoid
using a roof-top container,
which will increase the air
drag. If you drive a pick-up
truck, the open bed will have
the same impact, so put a
cover on it.
*Incorrectly inflated tires
decrease fuel efficiency.
Check vehicle and tire man-
ufacturer for proper infla-
tion.
*Don't turn on the air
conditioner as a first
response to the heat. Start
your drive off with the win-
dows open to exhaust the hot
air out of the rear windows
and then put on the A/C if
needed. This will also'
enable the air conditioning
to work faster and more effi-
ciently when turned on.
,* Smooth out your driv-
ing style by avoiding "jack
rabbit" starts and sharp brak-
ing. Both expend gas and
can present a hazard for oth-
ers on the road.
*It's estimated that every
mile per hour driven above
55 MPH costs 1% in fuel
economy. So, slowing down
can be both safe and fuel-
efficient. Maintaining a con-
stant speed also maximizes
your car's performance. If
road conditions permit, use
your car's cruise control.
*Traveling at a fast speed


in a low gear wastes gas.
*Accelerate a little as
you approach a hill, rather
than hitting the gas and
switching gears once on the
incline.
A free brochure,
Improving Your Gas
Mileage 10 Tips to Save
You Money at the Gas
Pump, is available by calling
1-800-610-5928 or at their
website: e r s .. c o m / >
www.response.com.


ATLANTA, Ga.-- The
Southern Christian Leadership
Conference (SCLC) and
National President Charles
Steele asked the nation to join in
prayer for former SCLC presi-
dent and National Board
Emeritus the Rev. Fred
Shuttlesworth who underwent
surgery on Tuesday, August 16
to remove a benign tumor from
the right side of his brain.
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police and segregationists there who routinely attacked
peaceful protesters with dogs, firehoses, knives, guns, and
bombs.
Shuttlesworth prides himself, the SCLC, and the
Alabama Christian Movement for Human Rights
(ACMHR), which he led in Birmingham, with taking the
"Bull" but of Eugene "Bull" Conner.
Bull Conner was the Police Commissioner of
Birmingham, Alabama in 1963 whose use of fire-hoses and
attack dogs to suppress non-violent protesters was televised
nationally and whose violence thus served, as King put it, "to
subpoena the conscience of the nation." This televised
footage helped to ultimately bring about the passage of the
Civil Rights Act of 1964.
"We are confident that he will overcome this recent
obstacle with the same grace and passion that he has exhib-
ited over the past several decades. We ask that the nation--
and all individuals worldwide who believe in honoring and
upholding those who have made personal sacrifices for the
betterment of humanity. Join us in prayer for this extraordi-
nary individual," said SCLC National President Charles
Steele. "This dynamic man, who survived a bomb that blast-
ed the walls out of his bedroom in his own home, is now fac-
ing a personal struggle with his health. We ask that the nation
join us in prayer for his speedy recovery and continued good
health. It is because of his commitment and dedication that
we are afforded many of the privileges and rights that we
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Saadi, a young mother
from a rural village in Niger,
began crying when a BBC
reporter asked about her
two-year-old son, Mahaya,
who died last month. "I
knew he was hungry and I
had to get him to a clinic,"
she said. "But we could not
find the money for the taxi
ride."
During a visit to a feed-
ing center several hours
away, the same reporter met
Maina, a 10-month-old
whose ribs were protruding
through her skin. She stared
at him quietly with large,
"beseeching" eyes. "There
was nothing left in the vil-
lage to eat, so we came here
and left the other children
behind," her mother said.
Indo also had to leave
four children behind with
her aging mother and walk
for two days to carry 21-
month-old Salima to a feed-
ing clinic. At the clinic,
Salima only had enough
energy to nurse for a few
seconds at a time before her
head would roll back over
her shoulders. "It's been two
years that we've not been
able to grow anything," Indo
told a United Nations
reporter. "It's because
there's been no rain. We
have no food anymore. The
only thing I can give her is
some millet porridge, maybe'
one or two times a day.
There's no milk. It's not
enough."
Mahaya, Maina, and
Salima ate three of the
smallest victims of the latest
global tragedy: a food crisis
in Niger. Too often,
Americans don't hear about
crises like this in other parts
of the world until they've
become true emergencies. In
a N icious cycle, too often
these crises become emer-
gencies because not enough
people are paying attention
early enough to stop them.
For months. aid officials had
been warning that the com-
bination of a locust plague
and drought that hit Niger
last year would lead to
severe food shortages this
year unless the world com-
munity stepped in early to
help. This crisis could have
been averted. But help was


too slow coming.
"Niger is the example of
a neglected emergency,
where early warnings went
unheeded," U.N. under-sec-
retary general for humani-
tarian affairs Jan Egeland
told the BBC. "The world
wakes up when we ,see
images on the TV and when
we see children dying. We
have received more pledges
in the past week than we
have in six months. But it is
too late for some of these
children."
In Niger, as in many
crises, children are especial-
ly vulnerable. There are now
an estimated 3.6 million
people at risk in Niger-
one-third of the country's
population- and 800,000 of
them are children under age
five. For tens of thousands
of these children, the risk is
already painfully real:
160,000 are already moder-
ately undernourished and
32,000 are severely under-
nourished. Thousands have
already died, like Mahaya.
Niger is also not the only
country right now with peo-
ple at risk of severe hunger.
Its neighbors are also suffer-
ing: reports estimate there
are 1.1 million people in
Mali in need of food aid,
500,000 in Burkina Faso,
and 750,000 in Mauritania.
Some neighboring countries,
like Benin, are experiencing
artificial food shortages
because local farmers have
chosen to take advantages of
the high demand and high
prices in Niger by exporting
their crops to traders there.
And in Southern Africa, the
UN says Lesotho, Malawi,
Mozambique, and Zambia
are all experiencing serious
food shortages too, and
things are only expected to
get worse.
UN official Egeland
notes it costs $80 to save a.
starving child's life through
a therapeutic feeding center,
but only $1 a day to prevent
a child from reaching that
stage. Egeland also said the
UN is still having trouble-
raising the $30 million it has
requested for short- and
long-term help. for Niger,
and to put that figure in per-
spective, pointed out


Marian wright taelman


Europeans spend $10 billion
on ice cream every year and
Americans spend $35 billion
annually on our pets. He
also points out that $30 mil-
lion is equal to 20 minutes of
the world's. military spend-
ing.

What a tragic, shameful
statement on where our pri-
orities lie. But now that
Americans and the rest of
the world know help is need-
ed, we have the opportunity
and the moral obligation to
give it. Solving the emer-
gency in Niger is just a
beginning. For the first time
in history, the world has the
resources and the technolo-
gy to end hunger for good.
We have an extraordinary
opportunity in our reach. All
that's left is finding the
political ,will. The God of
history is watching.
Every time the world
sees images of starving chil-
dren, we all vow 'never
again,' and then, within
weeks or months, forget our
promise and move on to
other news and other prob-
lems. It's time to keep that
promise to Mayaha, Maina,
' Salima, and the hundreds of
thousands of children just
like them.
Marian Wright Edelman is
CEO and Founder of the
Children's Defense Fund
and its Action Council
whose mission is to Leave
No Child Behind and to
ensure every child a Healthy
Start, a Head Start, a Fair
Start, a Safe Start, and a
Moral Start in life and suc-
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of the National Black Peoples Unity Convention that will take place March 9-12, 2006 in Gary,
Indiana. They were part of the team that put together a similar Gary gathering in 1972.

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Christian Reggae Rapper's Book

Addresses Teens, Young Adults

Hooked On XBox And PlayStation


The Bible
vs. The X-
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AURORA, CO--Toda '"s
video games encourage
extremely violent behax ior.
A ne\\ e angelistic book
entitled The Bible \s. The
X-Station is being hailed as
a blessing for some house-
holds.
Written b\ Colorado's
christian reggae rapper
Prince Trog, the book
addresses children, teens
and young adults who have
allowed the XBOX and the


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August 20, 2005


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New Book
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Prince Trog say that in today's world there are many
school shootings by kids who have spent hours after
hours playing video games and lacking in true friend-
ships.
"As wide as the XBOX market is, I believe that the
appeal to this book should be as great. It can also be used
by churches to reach youth groups, etc... to lead them
into a right relationship with Jesus Christ," said Prince
Trog.
The Bible vs. The X-Station also can be used for hus-
bands who are addicted to gaming consoles and have
robbed their families of quality time.
-Some of the contents of the book include What
Makes an Idol?, What Happened to the Pacman Days?,
A Child of God, What Does God Expect From Us?, and
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This summer, .thou-
sands of over-sized kids
attended summer camps--
"fat camps" as they are
somewhat derisively
called-in hopes of losing
weight that has been other-
wise difficult to shed.
While you read this, they
are exercising, perhaps for
the first time since toddler-
hood; learning about nutri-
tion and eating mealswith
portions that many would
consider a light snack.
It's part of a reaction to
a crisis both perceived and
real. Young people, more
than ever, are feeling the
pressure to look trim and
fit. But it's not just body-
image issues that drive this
trend.
According to the
Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention
(CDC), the percentage of
young people who are
overweight has more than
tripled since 1980.
Obesity, the CDC
says, is clearly tied to
numerous health problems
such as hypertension, Type
2 diabetes, coronary heart
disease and many others.
The problem doesn't just
stop with overweight chil-
dren, though.
Lifelong eating habits
are established in child-
hood according to the
CDC.
The result is that the


U.S. is in a population-
wide obesity crisis.
The experts are at odds
with each other over some
aspects of weight control.
When the U.S.
Department of Agriculture
released their new food
pyramid in April, many
critics cheered that, at last,
better guidance was being
given to consumers on
making healthy food
choices.
Yet even the new pyra-
mid which -makes more
recommendations about
quantities of food, exer-.
cise, and allows for indi-
vidual difference--among
other thing--has also been
criticized as insufficient.
Despite debate about
specific guidelines for
nutrition, most agree, los-
ing weight is primarily
about nutrition and ade-
quate exercise.
For children specifical-
ly, however, "the most
successful obesity treat-
ments involve the cooper-
ation of the entire family,"
says. Dr. Henry Anhalt,
director of the division of
pediatric endocrinology
and diabetes at the Saint
Barnabas Medical Center
in New Jersey. "It
involves a total lifestyle
change."
Anhalt and his col-
leagues have been work-
ing on obesity solutions
for children for years. And


although his approach to
weight control is multi-
faceted, he says, "obesity
is a matter of nutrition, not
willpower."
According to published
research by Anhalt and
others, obese children lack
important nutrients com-
pared to regular-weight
children.
These include vitamins
D, E, B-12, and Folic acid,
among others. These find-
ings have raised concerns
.about not only the health
of obese children but also
their ability to lose weight.
A child that is not
healthy, according to
* Anhalt--one that is not
fully energetic and vita--
cannot exercise sufficient-
ly to burn calories.
Overweight -children, he
says, need more than
smaller food portions.
They need specific nutri-
tional intervention.
To address this prob-
lem, Anhalt and his col-
leagues developed a line
of supplements, called
EssentiaLean, designed to
provide the nutrients
found missing in over-
weight children.
They are also on a mis-
sion to provide -other
research-based resources
to parents and others to
help families bring about
lasting lifestyle change
that will solve the obesity
dilemma.


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Six Duval. County
Public Schools have been
named among the top 100
schools in Florida by
Governor Jeb Bush and
Education Commissioner
-John Winn, including three
schools that ranked in the
top 20.
The schools that


are:
Number 7--
Jacksonville Beach
Elementary School.
Number 14-Stanton
College Preparatory
School.
Number 16-Chets
Creek .Elementary
Number 64-


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Elementary.
Number 74-San
Pablo Elementary
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High School.
In addition, Duval
County ranked sixth for
the highest number of
schools on the top 100
list.
Among the five dis-


tricts with more schools
on the list than Duval,
only two are smaller dis-
tricts.
"Once again, Duval
County Public Schools'
progress in raising aca-
demic achievement for all
students has been con-
firmed by concrete, objec-
tive data," said Nancy


Snyder, Ed.D.,
Superintendent of
Schools.
"Our entire communi-
ty can point to our school
system with pride, as a
model for successfully
bringing a diverse commu-
nity together to work for a
better future for all our
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Philly Kid Could Be Next Tiger Woods


John Bigelow, IV (shown here) is different from most
Nickelodeon or Disney Channel. Instead he watches
drive a golf ball 100 yards.


Four year-old golf
prodigy John Bigelow, IV
is being called the next
Tiger Woods.
That's a tall reputation
to live up to, but the
ambidextrous kid who
goes by the nickname
"Fore" on the golf course,
is-on the right track.
He can drive the ball


100 yards (the length of a
football field) using his set
of Charlie Brown golf
clubs.
Little "Fore", who
lives in Philadelphia, PA,
picked up his beautiful
swing naturally -- when he
was 11 months old says his
father, John Bigelow Sr.,
who is a pro golfer.


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plenty of golf on television. At age 4 he can already


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n't know if his son \\ill
remain interested in the
game as he grows up. He
says it will be his son's
decision if he wants to
continue to play.
The miniature golfer
watches plenty of golf
tournaments on television
and admires Tiger Woods.


"Tiger Woods is hfis
favorite," John, Sr. said.
"He likes Phil Mickelson
too. He swings just like
him. He has a full set of
clubs. He has something
going on in his head that
he can't explain yet."
Pervis Riley, golf pro
at Longnockers, who is


young Bigelow's coach
was really amazed with his
skills to drive the ball.
"I've been working
with him for two years.
He's a 4-year-old who can
hit the ball 100 yards. We
have grown-ups who can't
hit the ball that far.," said
Riley.
The young golfer has
played on the U.S. Kids
Golf Tour for boys and
girls, ages 4 to 12. The
tour gives kids an opportu-
nity to advance their skill
while competing in age-
appropriate tournaments.
"I just want him to be a
normal kid. He does like
other sports like baseball,"
said John, Sr. "We haven't
received any endorse-
ments. It's just since he's
been on national television
('Today' show and 'The
Ellen DeGeneres Show')
our phone rings all the
time."


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Clean Kids Jokes

Truths Children Learn The
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cats. My daughter-in-law
2) When your mom is mad at your dad, don't let Alma and grandson
her brush your hair. digging for
3) If your sister hits you, don't hit her back. They fishing bait in my gar-
4vays catch the second person. fishing bait in my gar
4) Never ask your 3-year old brother to hold a den. Uncovering a
tomato. many-legged creature,
5) You can't trust dogs to watch your food. Eddy proudly dangled
6) Reading what people write on desks can teach it before his mother.
you a lot.
7) Don't sneeze when someone is cutting your "No, honey, he won't
hair. do for bait," his moth-
8) Puppies still have bad breath even after eating a er said. "He's not an
tic tac. earthworm."
9) Never hold a dustbuster and a cat at the same
tihe.
tite. "He's not?" Eddy
10) School lunches stick to the wall. "He's not?" Eddy
11) You can't hide a piece of broccoli in a glass of asked, his eyes wide.
milk. "What planet is he
12) Don't wear polka-dot underwear under white from?"
shorts.
13) The best place to be when you are sad is in
Grandma's lap.


Thru a child's eyes

It was late at night and Heidi, who was expect-
ing her second child, was home alone with her 3
year old daughter, Katelyn. Heidi started to go
iato labor and called 911.

Due to a power outage at the time, only one
paramedic was able to respond to the call.

The house was very, very dark, so the paramedic
asked Katelyn to hold a flashlight high over her
mommy so he could see while he helped deliver
the baby.

Very diligently, Katelyn did as she was asked.
Heidi pushed and pushed, and after a little while
onnor was born. The paramedic lifted him by
his feet, and spanked him on his bottom. Connor
began to cry.

The paramedic then thanked Katelyn for her
help, and asked the wide-eyed 3 year old
Katelyn what she thought about what she had
just witnessed.
Katelyn quickly responded, "He shouldn't
have crawled in there in the first place. Spank
him again."


A Nickel or a Dime

There's a little fellow named Junior who
hangs out at the local grocery store. The man-
ager doesn't know what Junior's problem is,
but the boys like to tease him. The boys say he
is two bricks short of a load, or a couple fries
short of a happy meal.

To prove it, sometimes the boys offer Junior
his choice between a nickel and- a dime. He
always takes the nickel, they say, because it's
bigger.

One day after Junior grabbed the nickel, the
store manager got him off to one side and said,
"Junior, those boys are making fun of you,
They think you don't know the dime is worth
more than the nickel. Are you grabbing the
nickel because it's bigger, or what?"

Junior said, "No sir, you see if I took the dime,
they'd quit doing it!"


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Rhymes (A&M) No. 2
3. "We Belong Together" Mariah Carey (Island) No. 3
4. "Lose Control" Missy Elliott Featuring Ciara & Fat
Man Scoop (The Gold Mind) No. 5
5. "Feel Good, Inc." Gorillaz (Parlophone) No. 6
6. "Behind These Hazel Eyes" Kelly Clarkson (RCA) No. 4
7. "Listen to Your Heart" D.H.T. (Robbins) New Entry
8. "Scars" Papa Roach (El Tonal Geffen) No. 21
9. "You and Me" Lifehouse (Geffen) No. 10
10. "Breathe (2 a.m.)" Anna Nalick (Columbia) No. 15
TOP COUNTRY SINGLES
1. "Something More" Sugarland (Mercury) Last Week:
No. 2
2. "As Good as I once Was" Toby Keith (DreamWorks)
No. 1
3. "Mississippi Girl' Faith Hill (Warner Bros.) No. 3
4. "Play Something" Country Brooks & Dunn (Arista
Nashville) No. 7
5. "Alcohol" Brad Paisley (Arista Nashville) No. 5
6. "Do You Want Fries with That" Tim McGraw (Curb)
New Entry
7. "Fast Cars and Freedom" Rascal Flatts (Lyric Street)
No. 6
.; "A Real Fine Place to Start" Sara Evans (RCA) No. 18
9: "If Something Should Happen" Darryl Worley
(DreamWorks) No. 4
10. "Don't Worry 'Bout a Thing" SheDaisy (Lyric Street)
No. 13
TOP DANCE/CLUB PLAY
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2. "What a Feeling (Flashdance)" Global Deejays
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3. "Le Freak (Chris Cox Remixes)" GTS Featuring Norma
Jean & Luci M. (Avex) No. 1 .
4. "We Belong Together (P. Rauhofer 'Atlantic Soul Mixes)"
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5. "Accept Me" Vemessa Mitchell (JVM) No. 4
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7. "Looking for a New Love (Remixes)" Jody Watley
(Peace Bisquit) No. 24 ,.
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(Reprise) No. 8
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FLORIDA STAR


MAD DADS Celebrates The Force Behind The Change


LEFT FRAME: Florida Star Publisher Clara McLaughlin Criswell (right) accepts "The Honorable Glorious Johnson
Leadership Award from MAD DADS Jacksonville Chapter, Inc. Moms Division President, City Councilwoman
Glorious Johnson (right). RIGHT FRAME: MAD DADS Jacksonville Chapter, Inc. members pose with the Honorable
Dr. Wade F. Horn, Assistant Secretary of Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services dur-
ing the Second Annual Fundraising Banquet held on August 12 at the Jacksonville Landing.


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -
With -Dr. Wade Horn,
Assistant Secretary of
Children and Families,
Department of Health and
Human Services as the guest
speaker and Channel 12
anchor, Mark Spain as the
MC, MAD DADS celebrat-
ed their Second Annual


Fundraising Banquet.
The annual banquet was
established for the purpose
of honoring community res-
idents that have committed
themselves to improving
communities within the City
of Jacksonville.
Awards were given to
organizations and individu-


__ -
Guests applaud during the awards presentation by MAD
DADS Jacksonville Chapter, Inc. during the fundraising
banquet. Channel 12 anchor, Mark Spain (right) served
as the MC.

Emanuel Baptist Church Celebrates


Pastor Herb Anderson
and members of Emanuel
Missionary Baptist Church
invite the public to share
with them in the .celebration
of Pastor Emeritus Rev.
Solomon L. Badger Day on
Sunday August .21, during
the 11:00 a:m. worship serv-
ice, and the 113th
Anniversary of the church
on Sunday, August 28 at
11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.
Pastor Badger, who
served the Emanuel family
for 48 years before retiring
in 1995, will be honored
with a special tribute led by
Mycal Jones, a 2005 recipi-
ent of the S. L. Badger
Scholarship Award.
Rev. Al Letson, Assistant
Pastor of Shiloh
Metropolitan Baptist
Church, is the speaker.

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The Rev. George Clark
of Savannah, GA is the
speaker during the 11:00
a.m. 113th Anniversary cel-
ebration service on Sunday,
August 28.
Pastor Clifford Johnson
of Zion Hope Baptisl
Church and the Zion Hope
family will join in the 3:00
p.m. service.
The church is located at
2407 Rev. S. L. Badger
Circle E. (off Kings Road
and Division Streets). -


als, including Blue Cross
Blue Shield, Radio Station
AM 1400, New Bethel AME
Church (Tyler Street), and
First Coast News.
Recipient of the presti-
gious "Honorable Glorious
Johnson Leadership Award"
was presented to Clara
McLaughlin Criswell,
Publisher of The Florida
Star and host of radio show,
IMPACT, for her outstand-
ing contributions towards
fighting crime and improv-
ing the community.
Dr. Horn informed the
audience of the President's
Youth Development
Program and the continuous
efforts of this administration
to provide financial support
to faith based organizations
that are providing strong
efforts towards improving
America.
MAD DADS is a nation-
al, not-for-profit, non-tradi-
tional parenting organiza-
tion designed to mobilize
men and women in the
,struggle to save youth and
families from gangs, drugs,
violence and social disor-
ders.
The banquet is one of the
sources of income for this
organization that is making
changes across America as
average citizens begin the
monumental task of rescu-
ing their children, families
and cities from drugs, gangs
and violence. It is a male-
based organization where


men are coming to the fore-
front of the battle to save
children. But it is stronger,
because of the support of
women and MAD DADS
Moms Division.
They stress that you don't
have to be a parent to be
involved in MAD DADS.
All are welcomed. Elder
Donald Foy is president of
the Jacksonville chapter and
City Councilwoman
Glorious Johnson is presi-
dent of the Moms Division.
Contributions are wel-
comed. Call (904) 388-
8171.

DEATH

NOTICES
BAILEY-Johnny N. Sr., died
August 11, 2005.
BENFORD-Eva, died August 13,
2005.
BOYKIN-Master Kevon, died
August 14, 2005.
CHAMBERS-Roy, 69, died
August 13, 2005.
DAVIS-Kenneth, died August 15,
2005.
DAVIS-Gerald F., died August
14, 2005.
DAVIS-Mary Elizabeth, died
August 11, 2005.
DINGLE-Iris, died August 14,
2005.
EVANS-Harold L. Jr., 39, died
August 7, 2005.
GAINEY-Antonio M., died
August 10, 2005.
GILBERT-Ronald L. Jr., died
August 10, 2005. A. B. Coleman
Mortuary, Inc.
HAYES-Ronald F., 54, died
August 10, 2005. Alponio West
Mortuary, Inc.
HOLLAND-Louise, 95, died
August 12, 2005.
HOWARD-Wessie Mae, 62, died
August 15, 2005.
LEE-Dora M, died August 13,
2005.
LEWIS-Donald F. Jr., died
August 11, 2005.
MAY-Herman, died August 14,
2005.
MENENDEZ-Thelma, died
August 15, 2005.
PARKER-Christopher A., died
August 13, 2005.
PHILYAW-Phyllis M:, died
August 13, 2005.
POWELL-Dorothy L., died
August 14, 2005.
PUGH-Perlina, died August 12,
2005.
RA I NEY-Cosby, died August 10,
2005.
RATCLIFF-Kathrene, died
August 15, 2005.
RIGGINS-Leila, died August 12,
2005.
ROBINSON-Kennedy, died
August 12, 2005. Alphonso West
Mortuary, Inc.
WALKER-Rosa, died August 13,
2005.
WILLIAMS-Louvenia, died
August 13, 2005.


The Honorable Dr. Wade F. Horn displays an award pre-
sented to him by MAD DADS Jacksonville Chapter, Inc.


COMMUNITY


CAPTIONS

Announcements, meetings, happenings, and community
events scheduled in Jacksonville and the surrounding area.
THE PIANO LESSON-The Ritz Theatre &
LaVilla Museum salutes one of America's most cel-
ebrated African American playwrights with the pro-
duction of August Wilson's Pulitzer prize winning
play, "The Piano Lesson" on Friday, August 26, at
7:30 p.m. and Saturday, August 27, at 2:00 p.m and
7:30 p.m. Set in Pittsburgh in the 1930s, majestic,
yet humble representation of all that is honorable
and sacred to the Charles family is embodied in an
ornately carved wooden upright piano the most
valuable remaining family heirloom. Its true value
is explored when an argument erupts between
brother and sister Boy Willie and Berniece over
selling the piano. The feud unearths the tension
that surrounds the family's dark history, shameful
present, and asks the questions "What price can we
place on the memory of the past?" August Wilson's
poignant and often-times-humorous drama is a les-
son in love, family and personal history. For more
information, call Ritz Theatre & LaVilla Museum
at 904-632-5555.
FALL YARD SALE-American Legion Auxiliary
Unit 197 presents a Fall Yard Sale on Saturday,
September 3, 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at 2179
Benedict Rd. The public is invited to shop for bar-
gains, register to vote, and enjoy food.
GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY MEETING-The
Jacksonville Genealogical Society meeting will be
held at the Webb-Wesconnett Library, 6887 103rd
St., on Saturday, August 20, 2005, at 1:30 p.m. We
are pleased to have as our guest speaker Tara Fields
whose topic will be "Gravestone Art and
Symbology." For additional information please
,contact Mary Chauncey at (904) 781-9300.
FLORIDA SEA TURTLES RANGER PRO-
,ORAM-Fl6orida's beaches are critical nesting habi-
tat for several species of sea turtles. Join Ranger
Lee for a revealing presentation about the impor-
tance of these magnificent and gentle creatures.
Bring the whole family out to beach pavilion tent at
Little Talbot Island State Park on Saturday, August
20th at 2:00 p.m. for this informative talk. DIREC-
TIONS TO LITTLE TALBOT ISLAND: From I-
: 5 or SR 9A: take Heckscher Drive/ A1A north
over the Fort George Inlet bridge. From the bridge
proceed approximately two miles. Little Talbot
Island State Park entrance will be on the right.
From Amelia Island: take A1A south over the
Nassau Sound bridge. From the bridge proceed
approximately 6 miles. Little Talbot Island State
Park entrance will be on the left.
AMERICAN BEACH 70TH ANNIVERSARY-
Families and friends of American Beach are invited
To join in celebrating American Beach's 70th
Anniversary during Labor day weekend. A Sunday
Afternoon at American Beach will be held at Evans
Rendez-Vous on Sunday evening September 4 from
4:00-8:00 p.m. ($20 donation in advance and $25
at the door). A Back-In-The Day Picnic will be
held on the beach and Evans Rendez-Vous on
Monday, September 5, 2:00-6:00 p.m. ($5 per per-
son). For ticket information call or write J.M.
Smith at (904) 264-7906, ABPOA, P.O. Box 6123,
Fernandina Beach, FL.


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Christmas In July Gala Hosted By Willie E. Gary


STUART, FLa.--A
"Christmas in July" gala
was hosted- by Willie E.
Gary, prominent attorney
and chairman of the Black
Family Channel during the
National Bar association's
80th Annual -Convention at
the JW Marriott in Orand,
Fla.
The black tie affair fea-
tured live performances by
the legendary manhattans,
D.J. Biz Markie and The
Perfect Image from Mobile,


AL.
Thousands of guests
arrived at the JW Marriott
"dressed to the nines"
including Orlando Mayor
Ernest Page and
Commissioner Daisy Lynum
who recognized Gary for his
many accomplishments and
his philanthropic endeavors,
by presenting him with a key
to the city.
Baseball great, cecil
Fielder and actor, Tommy
Ford also attended the event.


The elegant party includ-
ed dinner, dancing and musi-
cal entertainment and was at
no cost to guests and the
invitation was open to all
who wished to attend.
Gary, who is best known
in legal circles as "The
Giant Killer," is noted for
taking on some of America's
most powerful companies,
winning billions of dollars
in verdicts and settlements
on behalf of his clients.


Blueprint For Leadership Recruting


JACKSONVILLE, Fla.--
,Recruitment has begun for
Volunteer Jacksonville's
Blueprint for' Leadership
Class of 2006.
The maximum number
of class members is 45. The
deadline for accepting appli-
cations is September 30,
2006.
Blueprint for Leadership
is a community leadership


training program inclusive
of all races and ethnic
* groups.
It is designed to identify,
recruit, train -and place
potential community leaders
on nonprofit boards and in
other volunteer leadership
positions in Jacksonville.'
The six months program
offers forty hours of training
beginning January 2006.


The comprehensive training
covers organizational man-
agement and governance;
fiscal management; funding
development and legal
responsibilities of nonprofit
governing boards.
To receive an application
you may call Betty Asque
Davis, Volunteer Leadership
Director at 398-7777


Home Buyer's Expo 2005 Scheduled


JACKSONVILLE, Fla.--
SiThe 2005 Home Buyer's
j r Expo scheduled for August
I 27, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m at
3I11 4 1ism- l' : Beaver Street Incubator, will
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TOP FRAME: The Legendary Manhattans perform live during the Willie E. Gary income households seeking-
Christmas in July gala in Orlando, Fla. BOTTOM FRAME: (From left) Philadelphia to improve their quality of
Marriott Hotel Manager Curtis Dean, President/CEO of the Gary Foundation Kenneth life by gaining knowledge of
Gary, Orlando Mayor Ernest Page, Attorney Willie Gary, Orlando Commissioner Daisy Personal Finance and Home
Lynum and Football Classic President/CEO Alvin Brown pose for pictures while Gary Onwership.
is presented with a key to the City. The Home Buyer Expo


Facts Offered On Redistricting Reform


For African-American
voters in Florida -- and for
all voters -- who draws the
districts where voters cast
their ballots can be as impor-
tant as how they are drawn.
Several groups have joined
together to make the process
non-partisan,. and the
changes could have a signif-
icant impact on African-
American voters. Below are
some questions and answers
on key issues regarding
redistricting reform:
Will Redistricting
reform mean my voting
district will change?
Not necessarily, and not
right away. Redistricting
reform will allow a non-par-
tisan committee to set stan-
dards for drawing voting
districts, not to change the
districts themselves.
Instead of being drawn
up by politicians, how vot-
ing districts are drawn
would be determined by a
non-partisan commission,
based on the U.S. Census
and other .objective data. If
the non-partisan commis-
sion determined that the
shape of your district should
change in order to make it
more fair, then the voters
would be notified of the
change. i
Will I lose my
Congressman or state rep-
resentative?
Again, not necessarily.
Most Florida voters would
likely keep the same repre-
sentatives they have now.
'Those who could see a
change include voters who
currently live in districts that
put their representatives far
South of reach, sometimes one
or more counties away.
Won't the changes
* mean fewer minority vot-
ers in my district?
No. The Voting Rights
Act of 1965 and the amend-
ments to it in the 1970s and
1980s prohibit districts from
being redrawn in a way that
dilutes minority voter
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strength.
If the non-partisan com-
mission were to draw up a
district that reduced the
number of minority voters in
any district so much that it
reduced their power to elect
representatives of their
choice, then the federal
courts could strike down
that district. In this, as in
other legal matters,, federal
law trumps state law.
Is this being done to
help a particular political
party? ,
No. Redistricting reform
is a non-partisan effort.
However, reforming the
process would mean that
district' lines would be
drawn based on geography
and population, rather than
on one party or the other
seeking to maintain political
dominance.
In the long run, that
means politicians who are
more responsive to the vot-
ers, less partisanship and
more progress on the issues
that matter to Florida voters
in both parties.
Where is the process
now?
Currently, the non-parti-
san Committee for Fair
Elections has joined with
groups like the Association
of Community
Organizations for Reform
Now (ACORN), Common
Cause, League of Women
Voters, and unions like the
Service Employees
International Union (SEIU),
United Food and
Commercial Workers
(UFCW)' and American
Federation of State, County
and Municipal Employees
(AFSCME), to support a set
of petitions that would add
redistricting reform to the
ballot in time for the 2006.
elections. 750,000 signa-
tures are needed on the peti-
tions by December 31, 2005.
If the petition drive suc-
ceeds, Florida voters will be
able to vote on whether to
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amend the state constitution
to make redistricting reform

New Study Shows
Black Seniors Receive
Fewer Life Saving
Surgeries Than Whites

BOSTON--A major
study examining differences
in the health care that black
and white seniors receive
will be published in the
August 18th issue of the
New England Journal of
Medicine.
The study, funded by the
Robert Wood Johnson
Foundation (RWJF) and
conducted by a research
team led by Dr. Ashish Jha,
M.D., M.P.H. and Dr.
Arnold Epstein, M.D., M.A.
of the Harvard School of
Public Health, and Dr.
Elliott Fisher, M.D., M.P.H.
of Dartmouth Medical
School, found that during
the 1990's -- up to 2001 --
blacks received significantly
fewer surgeries that help
seniors live better and
longer lives compared to
whites. The study also found
that in many cases, these dif-
ferences in care are getting
worse.
The study -- the first to
look at the use of major,
potentially life- saving sur-
geries among black and
white seniors -- examined
how often nine types of sur-
gical procedures, ranging
from heart bypass surgery to
total hip replacement, were
performed on Medicare
enrollees from 1992 to 2001.
The analysis shows that in
'1992, white patients had
higher rates for each of the
nine types of procedures. By
2001, not only had the gap
failed to substantially
decrease in eight of the pro-
cedures, it had instead
increased sharply in five:
back surgeries, carotid
endarterectomies, hip
replacements, knee replace-
ments, and appendectomies.


a reality.
If you would like to sign
the petitions, you can down-
load them at www.commit-
teeforfairelections.com. You
can also learn more about
redistricting reform at .the
site.


will highlight special pro-
grams that assist families
with homeownership and
personal finance such as
Down Payment Assistance,
How to Clinics, Equity
Building, Credit
Counseling, Budget
Counseling and identifying
and knowing your Net
Worth.
The event includes food,
prizes and up to $25,000


available for Down.
PaymentA assistance for
qualified buyers.
The Beaver Street
Incubator is located at 1225
W. Beaver St.
Event sposnors include
Affordable Lending Source,
Sherwood Forest Front
Porch, Wealth Watchers,
EverBank, Strong Women of
GOD and Beaver Street
Enterprise Center.


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Gladys Martin-Lyde Joins North Ward

Commissioner Race in Brunswick


BRUNSWICK, Ga wealth here," said Lyde, teacher, .who once taught lull employment to all
Brunswick native and "particularly in the Port, at Brunswick High residents, to eliminate
local businesswoman and yet it is not being School. She is the owner pollution and to develop
Gladys Martin-Lyde used to benefit all our res- and director of Chrysalis community-owned busi-
announces she is running idents." Academy, a child devel- nesses. Her campaign slo-
for the North Ward Martin-Lyde, a wife opment center in the
gI gan is "Of the People!
Commission seat because and mother, who is proud North Ward.
she loves Brunswick and of her Gullah/Geechee She has pledged to P
realizes "it's time for a heritage, is a former make sure there are no her commitment to mak-
change." Glynn County hungry children in ing Brunswick better for
"We have so much Commissioner and retired Brunswick, to guarantee all of its residents.

Angels of Praise celebrate 50th Anniversary
BRUNSWICK, Ga. It feet in music and praise. -
was in 1945 when Mrs. Radio personality Sheri
Beatrice Reid, wife of Fine read the soul-stirring F 1 -
Bishop James Reid, started poem, "Exceptional [
The Angels of Praise gospel Woman" written by Elliott
group that consisted of her Norris to Mrs. Reid, and .RIgg" l
along with sisters Pauline, her family presented her
Rose, Mary and Sandra. with an award shaped like a
In a tribute to Bishop radio microphone. '
Reid, who passed in April The Angels of Praise
of this year and Mother entered the auditorium led
Reid for her 50 years by female soul stepping .
singing gospel music with performers prior to them ',
the group, gospel singers bringing the audience to ,
from as far away as Detroit, their feet in song. .Other
Michigan (Lil Blair & The performers included Mrs. Beatrice Reid, founder of The Angels of Praise. She started
Violinaires) and as noted as Horace Jones & The the group in 1945. They are the. oldest gospel group in
the Swanee Quintets kept Jubilaires, The Sensational Burnswick.
the almost full to capacity Tones, the Gospel Jewels, of Brunswick. truly appreciated by the
Thompson Convention The Chosens and Pastor It was a celebration that founder-Mrs. Beatrice
Center auditorium on their Betty Smith & The Saints cannot be forgotten and Reid.


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Ima Brown emceed the event which raised funds for the
mayoral campaign of Elaine Brown.


Georgia Pardons Black Woman Executed In

Legal Lynching 60 Years Too Late


ATLANTA (Reuters) -
A black woman executed
in 1945 for the murder of a
white man she claimed
held her as a slave and
threatened to kill her if she
left will receive a pardon,
officials in Georgia soid on
Tuesday.
Georgia's Board of
Pardons and Paroles voted
to grant the rare posthu-
mous pardon to Lena
Baker, who worked as a
maid for Ernest Knight,
after reviewing her case,
which has been described
by some historians as a
legal lynching.
She was the, only
woman to die in the state's
electric chair.
"This was a case iliii


cried out for mercy," said
Garland Hunt, a board
member. Hunt said Baker
should have been convict-
ed of involuntary
manslaughter and that the
state made a "grievous
error" when it did not
commute her sentence.
An all-white jury sen-
tenced Baker for killing
Knight in 1944 in rural
southwest Georgia, despite
hearing testimony from
Baker that the 67-year-old
had held her against her
will and tried to rape her.
Baker, 44, claimed she
grabbed Knight's gun and
shot him in the head as she
resisted his advances.
Neighbors, however, had
told authorities that the


two often drank
together and had a
consensual sexual
relationship.
However, some
accounts of the
relationship claim
that Knight stalked
and regularly
threatened Baker.
Baker was put to
death in Georgia's
electric chair on
March 5, 1945,
after the then-segre-
gated state's par-


dons board refused to grant
clemency She was buried
in an unmarked grave on
the grounds of her home
church, Mt. Vernon Baptist
in Cuthbert.
The state plans to make


Nationof Islam Minister Odis Muhammad and his wife
manning a table at the event. Muhammad also recited a
poem.


Lena Baker's prison photofrom 1945.


her pardon official in a
proclamation at a ceremo-
ny on August 30 in Atlanta.
Some of Baker's descen-
dants, who had requested
the pardon, will attend,
Hunt said.


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Flags on public buildings were lowered to half-
staff and Protestant, Catholic and Jewish clergymen
led prayers. A lone bagpiper sent the notes of.
"Amazing Grace" throughout the Capitol building in
a Georgia memorial service Thursday as the state
paid tribute to its soldiers who have died in Iraq and
those who continue to serve.
Governor Sonny Perdue called for the vigil, which
was held at 12:30 p.m. At 1 p.m. there was a moment
of silence, about the same time members of the 48th
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The first-team offense
finished with 29 yards, two
first downs and no points.
Quarterback Byron
Leftwich was sacked four
times on 11 pass plays.
That's not actually what
head coach Jack Del Rio had
Sin mind when the
Jacksonville Jaguars gave
fans a small glimpse of the
2005 edition of the teal and
black offense.
David Allen returned a
punt 76 yards for a score and
Ernest Wilford caught a 19-
yard touchdown pass that
ricocheted off a teammate to
lead the Jaguars to a 27-17
over the Miami Dolphins in
the team's 2005 preseason
opener at home in Alltel
Stadium.


A crowd of 64,072 was
on hand on a humid night to
witness the Jaguars offense
play sputter ball.
Leftwich played a little
more than a quarter and fin-
ished 3-of-7 for the night.
Backup quarterback
David Garrard, who has fal-
tered somewhat in training
camp, completed 9-of-13
passes for 101 yards.
All eyes were on
Dolphins prodigal son run-
ningback Ricky Williams .
The Jaguars defense held
Williams to 39 yards on six
carries.
Miami quarterback quar-
tet-- Gus Frerotte, A.J.
Feeley, Sage Rosenfels, and
Brock Berlin--could not
ignite the Dolphins offense.


Frerotte completed 6-of-
14 passes for 51 yards while
Feeley completed 6-of-13
passes for 60 yards with an
interception.
Rosenfels and Berlin
engineered fourth-quarter
touchdowns
"Offensively, we sput-
tered a little bit," Del Rio
said. "But we had a nice spe-
cial teams play."
Jacksonville running-
back Fred Taylor, still reha-
bilitating his surgically
repaired knee., did not play.
against the Dolphins.
Wide receiver Jimmy
Smith had no catches .and
had one drop. The Jaguars
will be on the road on
August 20 to play Tampa
Bay in a 7:30 p.m. game.


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Baseball Fans Mourn Death

Of Ted 'Double Duty' Radcliffe


Ted Radcliffe
Theodore Radcliffe, the
former star of the Negro
League, died Thursday,
August 11. He was 103.
Known as "Double
Duty", Radcliffe was
believed to have been the
oldest living professional
baseball player.
Radcliffe roomed with
Jackie Robinson with the
Kansas City Monarchs in
1945, before. Robinson

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Bryant was drafted by the
NBA's Golden State
Warriors as the 14th overall
pick in 1975. After a notable
8 year career in the NBA
with the Philadelphia 76ers,
San Diego Clippers and the
Houston Rockets.


broke baseball's color barri-
er.
Two Weeks ago, he was
scheduled to travel to
Alabama for a ceremony at
95-year-old Rickwood
Field, where he played for
the Birmingham Black
Barons in the mid-1940s,
but fell ill and was hospital-
ized in Chicago.
At age 96, Radcliffe
returned to the field, throw-
ing one pitch for the
Schaumburg Flyers in an'
independent Northern
League game.
Approaching his 100th
birthday, Radcliffe was liv-
ing in a retirement center


about a half-mile from
Comiskey Park.
His apartment was filled
with bats, gloves, plaques,
posters, and his easy chair,
sat next to a window facing
a sandlot.
Raised in Mobile, Ala.,
and went on to play for more
than 15 teams in the Negro
Leagues from the late 1920s
to the early 1950s. His
brother, Alex, also played in
the league.
Radcliffe retired a Negro
League legend, a man with
incredible statistics. He had
over 4,000 hits, 400 home
runs and he won over 500
games as a pitcher.


1. What two teams retired Casey Stengel's uniform
number?
2. What National League baseball team won the
most pennants during the 1950s?
3. Who won an American League battling title with
an average of .301?
4. What sport's balls does William Shakespeare refer
to in "Henry V"?
5. Whose workout book spent 32 weeks on the best-
seller list and 16 months in the top five?
6. What company manufactures Pro Staff golf clubs?
7. What sport did British and German troops play
between front-line trenches on Christmas Day, 1916?
8. What receiver was poised to break Jim Brown's
NFL touchdown mark of 126 in 1994?
9. What did Shaquille O'Neal do in his first regular
season NBA game that Wilt Chamberlain never did in
his entire career?
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JAIL OR BAIL
EDITOR'S NOTE: All suspects are deemed innocent unless proven
guilty in a court of law. Jacksonville Sheriff's Office reports are a
matter of public record. The Florida Star seeks to educate the com-
munity in the hopes of keeping our community safe.
POSSESSION OF COCAINE AT JAX'S AIRPORT-On
Saturday, August 13, 2005 at 9:00 p.m. a 27 year old
female (suspect), at the Jacksonville International Airport,
was seen by a security officer placing a small, rectangular,
metal case, which looks similar to a Zippo lighter into a
screening tub as she proceeded through the metal detector.
The security officer discovered a small blue baggy possibly
containing cocaine within the metal container. The con-
tents of the blue baggy tested positive for cocaine. The sus-
pect was brought to the. police office, read her Miranda
rights and questioned. The suspect advised that the item
and its contents did not belong to her and was probably
gathered with her belongings in the rush of packing. The
suspect was arrested, transported to jail, and charged with
a felony.'
BURGLAR TURNED HIMSELF IN-On Saturday,
August 13, 2005 at 10:20 p.m. a police officer was dis-
patched to Ernie Sague Auto, located on North Main Street
in reference to a burglary. Upon arrival, police officer met
with the store clerk, who advised the police officer that
items had been taken from the store, by a burglar. As JSO
police officer was patrolling Main Street, a 39 year old
male (suspect) flagged the officer down at 48th and Main
Street, and told the police officer that he wanted to turn
himself in. The suspect admitted to the officer that he was
responsible for breaking into the store and some cars the
night before. The communications center confirmed the
business and several cars had been burglarized. The sus-
pect told the police officer that he stole a car stereo, flash-
light, and a car vacuum. The suspect was arrested, trans-
ported to jail, and charged with a felony.
POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA-On
Saturday, August 13, 2005 at 12:30 a.m. a plain clothes"
police officer was deployed around the area of 10 North
Pearl Street (Greyhound bus station). While walking the
area in plain clothes, the undercover police officer sat
down on the JTA bus bench at 400 West Bay Street. While
sitting on the bench, a 50-year-old male (suspect), sat down
beside her, and started making conversation with her. He
'was drinking a beer and pulled out a crack pipe. He asked
her if she wanted to smoke some crack with him, she
,declined. He began to smoke a piece of crack right beside
her. She gave the take down signal. The suspect was
detained with the glass crack pipe on the bench and an'oth-
er in his right front pants pocket. The suspect was arrested
and advised of his rights. He denied smoking the crack
.cocaine. He is homeless, and did not have any identifica-
tion on him. The suspect was also intoxicated. The suspect
:was transported to jail, and charged with a misdemeanor.
DOMESTIC BATTERY-On Saturday, August 13, 2005 at
J11:05 a police officer was dispatched to 10825 Key Haven
Blvd. in reference to an unverified 911 call. Upon arrival,
,police officer met with the girlfriend (victim), at the door
Xof her apartment. She had fresh blood on her white-t-shirt
?and was visibly upset. She told the police officer that she
;was in the process of breaking up with her boyfriend (sus-
,pect), when he "sucker punched" her in the nose. He then
*dragged her off the bed and left the apartment. The victim
-,finished by ,stating that she had only been dating the sus-
'pect for a month, that they do not have any children in
common, and that they do not reside together. The suspect
;;was located near the victim's apartment. At that time he
,was read his rights. He said he was at the victim's residence
when they had a verbal, argument,, but denied striking the
victim. He told the police officer, that the victim insulted
'him about his body part. He told the police officer "Do you
;know how that feels?" The statement made him very upset,
:he said but he continued to deny striking her. The suspect
;was arrested, transported to jail, and. charged with a misde-
meanor.
ROBBED WHILE AT SCHOOL-On Wednesday, August
10, 2005 at 11:35 a.m. a police officer was dispatched to
"Eugene Butler Prep School in reference to a robbery. Upon
arrivall, police officer met with a 39 year old female (vic-
tim), who stated that when she arrived at the school, she
parked her car in the front parking lot. She told the police
^officer that she left her car doors unlocked. Two teenage
school kids (suspects) were sitting in a white van next to
her vehicle. The suspects were from New Vision Group
SHome. The victim was at the school to register her child for
*school. When the victim returned to her vehicle, she saw
that her cell phone and some change was:'missing from her
vehicle. The victim asked the suspects sitting in the Van
Next to her car, if any one had been in her vehicle. The sus-
pects said no. The school camera was pointed at the park-
Sing area, and the suspects were observed going into her
vehicle and taking the listed items. The police officer
'advised the suspects of their rights. Suspect #1 told, the
police officer that he was sitting in the Van and saw suspect
S#2 go to the vehicle and take the items. Suspect #2 told the
, police officer that suspect #1 went into the Van and took
* the items. The cell phone was recovered on the side of the
seat where suspect #2 was setting. The change was found


under the seat between suspect #1 and #2. Both teenage
school kids were arrested, and transported to Jail.
LATE CHILD SUPPORT-On Sunday, August 15, 2005 at
2:15 p.m. a JSO police officer, conducted a traffic stop on
' this 28-year-old male suspect in the 1300 block of Oakley
Street. He was driving a 1995 Buick LeSibre, and did not
have his headlights on. A check of the suspect revealed that
he had an outstanding warrant for his arrest for failure to
pay child support. The suspect was arrested, advised of his
rights, and transported to jail with a civil charge, for failure
to pay child support.


Your Weekly Horoscope
(AUGUST 20, 2005-AUGUST 26, 2005)


ARIES (March 21 to
April 19) You're [ I
in an introspec- "
tive mood this
week. Insights
you gain will be very posi-
tive in the long run. Your
intuition is good as well.
TAURUS (April 20 to
May 20) You turn on the
charm this week
big-time. Thus,
you find yourself
squarely in the
spotlight. Enjoy this!
GEMINI (Ma) 21 to,
June 20) The
accent this week ;
is on your family.
You may be
called upon to settle a quar-
rel. Fortunately, the solution
is plain to see.
CANCER (June 21 to
July 22) Correspondence
piles up on you
his week. This
E applies to both'
work and person-
al emails and the like. As a
result, you may find yourself
putting in longer hours than
you'd anticipated.
LEO (Juh 23 to
August 22)
You're in a nostal-
gic mood this
week. Keep it all
in perspective, though. Too
much dwelling on lthe past
robs you of the ability to
look forward.
VIRGO (August 23
to September 22)
Holding on to
grudges does you
no good. It's time
to forgive, even if
you can't forget. Be the first
one to extend the hand of
friendship.
LIBRA (September
23 to October
22) You're taken
by surprise by
someone new in
your midst. This person
seems very aggressive and


makes no bones requesting
something. Consider it,
since it could have good
business ramifications for
you.
SCORPIO (October
23 to November 21) It
seems everyone around you
has an opinion
S. this week. Sort
out the wheat
from the chaff.
You don't want to choose the
wrong path to follow.
SAGITTARIUS
(November 22 to
December 21)
You get good ,.
news from some-
one you hadn't
heard from in a while. Make
plans to meet face-to-face.
It's a good time to catch up
with this person.
CAPRICORN
(December 22 to
January 19) You're very
impatient this
week, and that's
not good. Try to
get a grip on this.
Being too hasty leads to
making careless mistakes.
A Q U A R I US
(January 20 to
February 18) It's time to
,mix and mingle
this week.
However, it's all
in a business vein.
Utilize those new contacts
you're sure to make.
PISCES (February
19 to Nlarch 20) The out-
come of a situa-
l tion you'd antici-
pated is even bet-
ter than you
thought. This sets the tone
for the week. Family and
friends are happy with this
new attitude.
CELE BRITY
BIRTHDAYS: Rebecca
DeMornay, August 29;
Cameron Diaz, August 30;
Chris Tucker, August 31; Dr.


Pot Growing Suspect Jailed
Marijuana Cultivation suspect Russell Blakeslee was
booked into the Clay County Jail Friday night. He had
his first appearance Saturday morning and received a
$75,000 bond. He bonded out via a bail bondsman- on
Saturday, August 13. Blakeslee is currently out of jail
awaiting his arraignment on the cultivation charges.

Florida Museum Plans

To Open Corpse Show
GAINESVILLE, Fla. A controversial museum
exhibit of human corpses, preserved and stripped of their
skin to reveal muscles, organs and even blood vessels,
will open Thursday, despite the state Anatomical Board's
refusal to approve it, the exhibit's promoter said
Wednesday, August 17. Premier Exhibitions of Atlanta
argues that the board, which oversees the use of cadav-
ers at Florida medical schools, has no jurisdiction over
the Tampa museum.
"We will fight for the right to present this exhibition,
and we will fight for the right of the people of Florida to
see this exhibition," said Arnie Geller, Premier president
and CEO. If that requires a court battle, so be it, he said.
At the heart of the controversy over "BODIES, the
Exhibition" is- the question of authorization to display
the bodies. Florida Anatomical Board members who
voted 4-2' against the exhibit planned for Tampa's
Museum of Science and Industry said they were uncom-
fortable that neither the deceased nor their families
granted formal permission for them to be used in a
museum. The corpses belonged to Chinese people
whose bodies went unclaimed or unidentified before
being turned over to a medical school in China, accord-
ing to Premier. Company attorney Brian Wainger sent a
letter to the board saying that the bodies were "obtained
legally and handled properly." Dalian Medical
University, which handled them, certified that all died of
natural causes and none were prisoners, he said.

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rolled snake eyes Wednesday when an appeals court
ruled he can't keep his lottery winnings because* he
bought the lucky ticket with drug proceeds.
Jose Luis Betancourt was convicted in May 2003 of
conspiracy and two counts of possession with intent to
distribute cocaine.
The jury had ruled then that Betancourt, a Mexican
citizen, should forfeit half his interest in the lottery jack-
pot about $5.5 million because the ticket was pur-
chased with his ill-gotten gains.
On Wednesday, a three-judge panel of the 5th U.S.
Circuit Court of Appeals said federal law allows the gov-
ernment to seize all property and proceeds obtained from
drug trafficking.
"Mr. Betancourt's luck ran out, and appropriately so,"
said U.S. Attorney Chuck Rosenberg.
The appeals court also upheld Betancourt's drug traf-
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Arlington Road and fol-
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Arlington Expressway
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three others, one of a driv-
er from Wok-N-Roll on
July 28 and a King Wok
driver on August 6. They
also advised the officers
that they had robbed a Hot
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taken to the I
Sheriffs Office t
interview. Bai
Goodlow's mot
contacted prioi
interview. All th
suspects admit
Miranda to the
bery land carja
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armed rob- Head Start continued from A-1
king and Start Program from the
Forest Street site, making
space available at the Job
interviews, Corps Building on Golfair
teens not Blvd. (60 children), St.
o commit- Andrews Episcopal Church
(60 children) and the Fort
Caroline Head Start Facility
(100 children). The city has
focused on three locations.
Normandy Elementary -
(300 children) by August 24,
Old Stanton High School,
(170 children), with an early
".':. completion by early October
as established in the August
2 correspondence to Isaiah
S- Rumlin, president of the
NAACP.
The memorandum said
that the major clean up work
at Normandy was substan-
tially completed, the HVAC
i l' systems have been inspected
and/are operational, electri-
SP'l. cal and, plumbing systems
have been inspected and are
operational, security/fire
alarm monitoring system is
ongoing and should be com-
pleted by the end of this
week, fire sprinkler/suppres-
sion systems have been
inspected and are fully func-
tional and most painting
issues have been addressed.
The memorandum
advised of the current status
of Old Stanton and the
remaining issues as well as
the current and. remaining
issues at Springfield
Elementary (200-child
h......... capacity) with a proposed
completion by early
November.


By. Thalif Deen, Special to
the NNPA from IPS/GIN

UNITED NATIONS
(NNPA) The 53-nation
African Union (AU), the
largest single regional group
at the United Nations, is
exercising its political clout
by refusing to back down on
its demand for two perma-
nent seats in the U.N.
Security Council -- but with
hard-to-get veto powers.
With its unyielding stand,
reinforced at a second sum-
mit meeting of African
nations in the Ethiopian cap-
ital of Addis Ababa recently,
the AU has undermined an
intense bid by the Group of
Four, namely Germany,
Japan, India and Brazil, for
new permanent seats minus
the veto.
All four countries, co-
sponsors of a resolution for
the expansion of the 15-
member Security Council,,
dropped their demand for
vetoes hoping it would help
them overcome strong oppo-
sition from some or most of
the five veto-wielding per-
manent members: United
States, France, Britain,
China and Russia.
The P-5 have been
accused of wanting to hold
onto their veto powers while
denying the same powers to
newcomers. But with the AU
sticking to its guns, the pro-
posal to add new veto-less
permanent members to the
Security Council has come
to a virtual dead end -- once
again.
A draft resolution intro-
duced by the AU says the
new permanent members
should be accorded "the
same prerogatives and privi-
leges as those of the current
permanent members,, includ-
ing the right to veto."
The resolution followed a
decision taken at the first AU
summit meeting of heads of
state in Libya in early July.
"The AU should continue
to demand veto power," says
Bill Fletcher Jr., president of
the Washington-based
TransAfrica Forum, a non-
governmental organization
(NGO) that is also a center
for activism focusing on
conditions in the African
world. He pointed out that
the AU represents nearly 1
billion people "who have lit-
tle if no voice at the global
table."
"Either participation in


the Security Council means
the same for all participants,
or it should be treated as a
farce," Fletcher said.
Last month, one U.S.
newspaper quoted unnamed'
U.S. administration officials
as saying that the United
States is opposed to giving
new members veto powers
"out of concern that it might
paralyze the Security
Council" and also dilute
U.S. power at the United
Nations.
"What is the point of
Security Council reform if it
leaves the fundamental
power structures intact? The
argument for expansion
must not only be linked to
equitable representation but
also to formal power,"
Kwame Akonor, director of
the African Development
Institute, told IPS.
"The fact is that the veto
power (of the Security
Council) still is a key instru-
ment of international poli-
tics," he said. "The African
Union should therefore not
compromise on its demands
for immediate veto rights for
any new 'permanent council
members."
Akonor also pointed out
that it is quite clear that the
AU has neither support nor
the two-thirds majority
needed to sustain its position
but sacrificing this principle
(in any reform discussions)
is a declaration by Africa of
its willingness to remain a
silent non-actor in world pol-
itics.
. "The point cannot be
overemphasized, especially
if we bear in mind the fact
that over half of the Security
Council's current agenda
deals with Africa," he added.
At a press briefing last
month, U.N. Secretary-
General Kofi Annan
described as "utopian"
attempts to either abolish the
existing vetoes or create new
permanent seats with veto
powers.
"It is utopian to think we
can do it. Many member
states would want to do that,
but it is not possible. And
they are not willing to create
additional vetoes (either),"
he added.
What is important, Annan
argued, is to have effective
representation oil the
Security Council, and to
make it more democratic, to
ensure that voices of other
regions are heard.
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"And I think that sort of
change would not only make
the decisions of the Council
much more acceptable gen-
erally, but also the Council
itself will gain in greater
legitimacy. And I think that
is enough of an achievement
for us to be able to move for-
ward and not insist that if we
cannot withdraw the (exist-
ing) veto from the other
Five, we keep.the status quo.
That is the option," he said.
Bill Pace, general secre-
tary of the World Federalist
Movement, says that the
expansion of the Security
Council is an important goal
"to revitalize the Council's
representivity and legitima-
cy."
'"My' organization, how-
ever, fiercely opposes adding
more vetoes or more perma-
nent members to the
Council. Permanent mem-
bership has resulted in dys-
function and ineptitude. As
the world becomes more
democratic, this imperial
anachronism must be dis-
carded," he added.
According to an African
diplomat, the Addis Ababa
summit rejected a proposal
by Nigeria, the current AU
chair, "onthe need to show
more flexibility towards
forging a unified African
stance on the expansion of
Security Council member-
ship."
He said the proposal had
called for abandoning the
,veto right for Africa's bid to
get two permanent seats on
the Security Council.
According to one pub-
lished report, the majority of
AU member states, includ-
ing Egypt, Algeria, Libya,
Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania,
Zimbabwe, Congo and Mali,
rejected the proposal for a.
compromise stressing that
the AU should demand two
permanent seats for Africa
but with veto powers.
Currently, the 15-mem-
ber Security Council has five
permanent members and 10.
elected members rotating on
a geographical basis. The
AU wants it expanded to 26
members as against 25 by.
the Group of 4.
But the two groups
remain sharply divided ofn
the issue of veto power,
threatening to bring the
reform process to a stand-
still.


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Announcements for
the 10th Annual Soul
Train Lady Of Soul
Awards were held recent-
ly at the famed Spago
Restaurant in Beverly
Hills. "Soul Train" fran-
chise creator and execu-
tive producer of the show,
Don Cornelius, was
joined by his production
and publicity staff in host-
ing the press conference.
Actor and "Soul Train"
host Dorian Gregory
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reading the names of the
nominees. -
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the only awards show in
existence, to exclusively
honor and celebrate the
accomplishments of
female recording artists.
The show will, be taped at
the Pasadena Civic
Auditorium and broadcast


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By Rych McCain

Bravo is adding two
new episodes of "Being.
Bobby Brown."
Apparently, their view-
ing audience can't get
enough of the Brown's
ghettoisms. The view-
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them, not "With" them.
The TV addition contin-
ues with UPN. They
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"One On One," for the
fall. They are Jonathan
Chase, Camille Mana,
Ray J, Nicole Paggi.
and Kel MitchelL
Beef news regarding
Houston rappers
Chamillionaire and
Paul Wall: the feud
between them has been
squashed. They have


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their past dealings and
are leaving things at that.
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BMI (Broadcast Music,
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Awards at the famed
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Del R. Bryant, President
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Lena Home Award for
Outstanding Career
Achievements, will be pre-
sented to the one and only
"Queen of Soul," Aretha
Franklin by her long time
personal friend Stevie
Wonder. Second, the
Aretha Franklin Award for
"Entertainer Of The Year,"
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and Fantasia with four
nominations. Alicia Ke\ s.
Mariah Carey, Miss)
Elliott and Nina Sky
pulled in two nominations
and ten other female
artists snagged a single
nomination.


Wednesday
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"Hush," Mac
and Stella
(Gary Sinise,
M e I i n a
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by Dr. Hawkes (Hill Harper),
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into the field.

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nominations, but very
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The Devil Hears Your Prayers

Too


Review by Marsha Dean
Phelts

Goddy Efeizeme host-
ed the monthly meeting
of PRIDE (People
Reading for Inspiration
Discussion &
Enjoyment) in his
Springfield home. The
savory smells of curried
chicken, pepper torched
)xtails and other
Nigerian flavored food
mtuff wafting oit the door
causedd attendees to
pounce upon irresistible
offerings of the dinner
table. The well-fed mem-
bers of PRIDE, then
engaged in a spirited dis-
cussion on the book,
Church Folk by Michele
Andrea Bowen.
The presence of Twyla
Prindle added a bonus
voice to the discussion.
Prindle has just published
a non-fiction book titled,
Deception: The Devil
Hears Your Prayers Too.
Prindle shared a few of
the "man of the cloth"
issues addressed in her
book. 'I began reading
Prindle's book soon after
getting home and couldn't
pull myself away from
the story. I used a high-
lighter to mark question-
able statements made by
the author, as I found
some issues she
described to be too far-
fetched to believe. I also
used the highlighter to
note Prindle's brilliance
as a storyteller/writer.
The sequence of her story
line seems rambunctious
in the beginning, but
before completing this
eight-chapter book,
Twvyla Prindle gets it all


Deception: The Devil Hears Your
Prayers Too by Twyla D. Prindle is
available at Nefertiti Books & Gifts.

together. This book is loaded with
touching descriptions of this young
lady's amazing journey. Prindle dealt
with issues such as: homelessness,
racism, pain, seeking Mr. Right, dark
secrets and other personal struggles
while staying focused and achieving
her goals. Completing the book twen-
ty-four hours after I began reading,
there was no doubt about the author's
testimony. I can only echo the phrase
so often expressed, "God is good."
Prindle's book is filled with highs and
lows within a 222-page journey into
the life of a remarkably talented and
courageous young lady. There is some-
thing in her story for all readers. Look
for Deception: The Devil Hears Your
Prayers Too at Nefertiti's (766-3830)
and other area book stores. Borders,
Walden Books, Gospel World, Barnes
and Noble, Cedar Creek Book Store
and New Destiny Empowerment
Christian Book Store. Oh and of course
amazon.(om.
Recommendations
1. Buy this book ASAP and don't
put it down until you finish reading it
because you don't need distractions in
the flow of her testimonies. This is a
book for sisters to see how you can be


strung along and it is also
a book for brothers to see
how sisters can pull the
threads from your shorts
without your even know-
ing there is nothing hold-
ing your stuff together.
2. Ms. Prindle needs
to write a fiction book
based on Chapter III,
"The Cost of Sexual Sin."
Fiction is recommended
in order for the author to
get away with more
details and to fully define
the illustrious characters
of Mr. Man, Mr. Oh So
Fine, Pastor and all her
Angels.
3. Chapter VII "Broke
but not Broken" needs to
be developed into a com-
plete non-fiction book
giving the actual names
of all the players along
Prindle's course.


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L.A. Officials Won't Pay B.I.G's Family, Reject $18
Million Demand


LOS ANGELES
(Reuters) Los Angeles
city office s on
Wednesday rejected a
demand for $18 million
by the family of slain
rapper Notorious B.I.G.
to end a lawsuit that
accuses two former Los
Angeles policemen of
conspiring in the 1997
murder.
Lawyers for the fam-
ily said they had sought
a settlement to spare the
city further litigation.
over the death of the
rapper born Christopher
Wallace, who was shot
to death at the age of 24
after leaving a party in
Los Angeles.
"We're giving the
city the chance to stand
up and do the right thing
and not be painted with
the really ugly brush
that people in the LAPD,
could be painted with,"
attorney Perry Sanders
said.
In suing the city and
police department, five
membersiof Wallace's
family said. they were
trying to shed light on
the death of the rapper,
who was also known as
"Biggie Smalls.."
They charge that rap
mogul Marion "Suge"
Knight told a corrupt
former LAPD officer,
David Mack, to kill
Wallace as part of a
long-running feud
between East Coast and
West Coast rap labels
and in retaliation for the
murder of West Coast
star Tupac Shakur six
months earlier in Las
Vegas.
Mack, the family-


Notorious B.I.G.
contends, enlisted his
partner, Rafael Perez,
and a college roommate
to carry out the killing.
Councilman Dennis
Zine dismissed that the-
ory after voting to reject
the settlement demand.
"To my knowledge
there's been no connec-
tion established with the
police department,"
Zine said. "Why would
we pay if we're not cul-
pable of anything?.
They're trying to hold
the taxpayers responsi-
ble and based on the'
media reports I'\ e seen
there has been no link
(to the officers)."
The lawsuit' went to
trial earlier this year but
was halted when U.S.
District Judge Florence-
Marie Cooper discoy-,:
ered that evidence link-
ing Mack and Perez to
the crime had been con-
cealed in the desk draw\-
er of a Los Angeles
police detective.
In a blistering rebuke
to the detective, Steven
Katz, the judge declared-
a mistrial in the case and
said she would sanction
the defendants by order-
ing them to pay the fam-
ily's attorney s- fees and
costs. '
The family members,
who include Wallace's


widow, singer Faith
Evans, were expected to
refile their lawsuit and
would be allowed to
present the newly dis-
covered evidence at
trial. ,
The family has also
asked a federal judge to
award them more than
$2 million in attorney\ s
fees and costs aftei find-
ing that another LAPD
officer hid key evidence
in his desk, forcing a
mistrial in the case.
Plaintiffs attorney
Sanders said that in sub-
mitting fees and costs of
more than $2 million
"we tried to be conser-
vative" but that the case
had already involved "a
lot of lawyers working a
very long time."


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HIGHLIGHTS
WEEK OF 8/19/05:


TV ONE
Friday 8/19, 1 3
p.m.. Watch the pilot
episode of "I'll Fly Away"
featuring Regina Taylor.
rebroadcasts on
Tuesday 8/16 at 11 p.m.,
Friday 8/19 at 1 p.m., and
Saturday 8/20 at 12 noon.
Saturday 8/20, on
TV One is "Jackee All
Day" with a marathon of
movies and episodes of
"227" featuring the tal-
ents of comic actress
Jackee Harry. Jackee has
recently returned to
prominence as a 'team
captain' on VHl's
'Celebrity Fit Club'. Now
TV One offers a look


back at Jackee's glory
years as the sexy and
sassy Sandra Clark on
"227." At 1 p.m., the
'Jackee All Day'
Marathon kicks off with
the channel's first airing
of Harry's 1989 telefilm
The Reluctant Agent, in
which she ,plays dual
roles in a comic detective
caper. Then from 3 p.m.
to 7 p.m., its the sassiest,
sexiest Sandra episodes
ever, back-to-back: "Pity
The Poor Working Girl"
(#112), "The Great
Manhunt" (#205), "Far
From The Tree" (#220,
with guest star Della
Reese), "A Good Citizen"
(#221), "The Talk Show"
(#302), "Double Your
Pleasure" (#405), "A


Date To Remember
(#416) and "Perfume
Game" (#512). This
marathon. will replay in
the evening, with
Reluctant Agent at 10
p.m. and "227" from 12
midnight to 4 a.m.
Monday 8/22, 8
p.m., TV One rebroad-
casts its one-hour inter-
view of
actress/rapper/mogul
Queen Latifah as part of
the series 'TV One On
One'. Latifah most
recently starred in the hit
film 'Beauty Shop',
scheduled to be released
on home video on
Tuesday 8/23. The inter-
view replays Tuesday
8/23 at 11 p.m.,
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Wednesday 8/24 at 9 a.m.
and 4 p.m., Friday 8/26 at
1 p.m. and 1 a.m., and
Saturday 8/27 at 6
p.m.(following a classic
Latifah appearance on
'It's Showtime At The
Apollo' at 5 p.m.).
Thursday 8/25, 8
p.m.,. TV One premieres
the latest episode of its
monthly entertainment
newsmagazine "TV One
Access" hosted by Shaun
Robinson and brought to
you by the producers of
"'Access Hollywood."

BET
* Daily, 6:00 a.m. -


BET's Morning
Inspiration with Brother
Gerard BET showcases
top ministers in the
African-American com-
munity, along with BET
personality, Gerard Henry
who provides updates on
gospel and religious
events.
Weekdays, 11 a.m., 6
p.m. 106 & Park -
Watch interviews of the
industry's hottest .talents
and count down the day's
top videos voted on by
you. Today: Mos Def &
Talib Kweli talk about
"Black August" and
Freestyle Friday.
* Daily, 11 p.m. Soul.


Food, The award-winning
series.
* Saturday Video
Countdowns 1:00 p.m.
Rap City Top 10, 2:00
p.m. Top 25 Countdown.
* Saturday, 8/20,12:30
p.m., "Access Granted:
B5." Head out to sunny
Los Angeles to get the
behind-the-scenes action
of new "boy" group B5 as
they. film their latest
video- "U Got Me."
* Sunday, 8/21, 4:00 p.m.
- "Citizen Johnson: A
Man and his Empire."
BET News presents an in-
depth and poignant look
into the amazing life of
one of the greatest media


moguls ever the late
John H. Johnson, the phe-
nomenal entrepreneur
who built a publishing
empires anchored by
Black magazine icons
Ebony and Jet. Catch this
special tribute by some of
the biggest names in poli-
tics, business, media, aca-
demia and entertainment
reflecting on Johnson's
legacy and what the
future may hold for -his
empire. Also included
will be coverage of
Johnson's August 15
funeral from the
Rockefeller Memorial
Chapel on the campus of
the University of


Chicago.
Black Family Channel
* Tuesdays and
Thursday 12 noon,
Future of Black America.
* Friday, 8/19, 6 p.m. -
Black Family Channel
Sports Special, Guilty
Fight Night.
* Saturday, 8/20, 6 p.m. -
Black Family Channel
Sports Special, CES
Fight Night.
* Saturday, 8/20, 11 p.m.
Black Family Channel
Gospel Video
Countdown.
* Sunday, 8/21, 11 p.m.
Black Family Channel
Gospel Video
Countdown.


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Whassup continued from D-1
Deuce Bigalow,
European Gigolo
(Columbia Pictures) stars
Rob Schneider and Eddie
Griffin. This is the sequel
to the 2001 successful,
$100 million grossing
Male Gigolo starring Rob
Schneider. European
Gigolo picks up where the
original left off. The pace
starts off too slow but the
plot thickens and the story
line does pick up. Deuce
(Schneider) is coaxed
back to his unlikely pleas-
ure-for-pay profession
when TJ Hicks (Griffin),
his former pimp, is impli-


cated in the murders of
Europe's greatest gigolos.
Now Deuce must go back
undercover in order to
clear the name of his good
friend. This movie takes
place in Amsterdam. The
sexual humor and lan-
guage is on the edgy side.
Griffin is funny as you
would expect and he
makes a good comedic
team with Schneider.
They may well become
the big screen duo for the
2000's that Richard Pryor
and Gene Wilder were to
the 70's/80's.
Maat-Hotep
Rych


Are you laughing with or at Bobby
Brown in his reality television series
"Being Bobby Brown"? Bravo TV is
adding two new episodes to the wildly
popular show.


"See, Grandma?
It says cat!"
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enough, there is still hope. T, locate an eye
doctor specializing in low vision. or for
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