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Section A: Main: Editorial
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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
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Section C: Local
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Section C: Around the Area
page C 4
Section C: Sports
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Record Breaking Football Player When Men Murder Women
Arrested After Confrontation,
He was the first
Georgia running back to
carry the ball 38 times
since Herschel Walker
in 1982. He was a
Jacksonville and had
Academy. When Torin
Kirtsey decided to
attend the University of
Georgia, he did not
think he would become
a starting player but he
was an outstanding ath-
Georgia's leading rusher
in 1995. He became
the starting tailback
when Hines Ward,
presently a wide receiv-
er with the Pittsburgh
Steelers, was moved up
The extremely tal-
native left the Bulldogs
at the end of the 1997
season to attend Middle
University. On January
12, 1999, Kertsey made
the list of 35 players
who had been granted
special eligibility for
the NFL draft on April
17-18, 1999. Somehow,
Kirtsey's mental dis-
abilities surfaced and
he returned to
Mrs. Dareal Harris,
said they are very close
and last Thursday, he
had not taken his med-
ication, spent time sit-
ting in the sun, and
began to demonstrate
stress. Since this was
not the first time she
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WASHINGTON, DC -
The Violence Policy
Center (VPC) today
released When Men
Murder Women: An
Analysis of 2003
Homicide Data. This
annual report details
national and state-by-state
information on female
homicides involving one
female murder victim and
one male offender. The
VPC releases the study
each year to coincide with
Awareness Month in
Using 2003 data (the
most recent available)
from the Federal Bureau
of Investigation's unpub-
Homicide Report, the
study's findings include:
-In 2003, 572 black
females were murdered
by males in single
-In single female vic-
tim/single male offender
homicides reported for
2003, 12 percent of black
female victims were less
than 18 years old (69 vic-
tims) and four percent were
65 years of age or older (22
victims). The average age
of black female homicide
victims was 32 years old.
handguns were the most
common weapons used by
males to murder black
females in 2003.
*Where the relationship
could be determined, more
than 90 percent of black
females killed by males in
offender incidents knew
their killers (471 of 515).
More than 10 times as
many black females were
murdered by a male they
knew (471 victims) than
were killed by male
strangers (44 victims) in
offender incidents in
2003. Of black victims
who knew their offenders,
58 percent (273 out of
471) were wives, com-
mon-law wives, ex-wives,
or girlfriends of the
Ninety- five percent
(537 out of 567) of the
homicides of black
women where the race of
the male offender was
known were intra-racial.
-The number of black
females shot and killed by
their husband or intimate
acquaintance (139 vic-
tims) was more than three
times as high as the total
Women continued on A-7
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Longshoremenof Jacksonville Questioning Civil Rights Pioneer, Judge Constance iaKer
Settlement Agreement Motley, Dead At 84
Fla. Fourth Judicial
Circuit Court, Duval
County, is expected to
approve an agreement
between Local 1408-
Jacksonvill e s
Association and two
female plaintiffs repre-
senting a class action suit.
Paul Fields, Jr. Senior
Union Member requested
the judge and the office of
Organized Crime and
Strike Force Unit to
review the settlement
before it becomes final
and goes into effect on
October 1, 2005.
Mr. Fields said the
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Hurricane Katrina has
been extended to
February 28 and that
Tax Relief will be
granted for Hurricane
A very contagious
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rank file had no documen-
tation of the deal and feels
they were not properly
represented. The major
concern, said Mr. Fields,
is the awarding of
unearned seniority that
Local 1408 constitution
and by-laws does not
address nor does the
between management and
labor in which seniority is
addressed. It only men-
tions earned seniority by
obtaining working hours
and 700 hundred hours to
enter a deep-sea category
after continuous qualify-
ing said number of years.
He said the working
agreement between man-
throughout the United
States. It has been
identified in shelters,
humane societies and
clinics. The symptoms
include very high
fever, cough, vomiting,
lethargy and not want-
ing to eat. The condi-
tion has proven fatal in
some dogs and there is
no vaccine. Isolating
your pet is probably
the best protection.
Man Who Shot
J. W. Rich, 62, the
Paul Fields, Jr.
agement and labor has not
been amended and there-
fore the agreement in the
lawsuit is not valid
because it constitutes
unearned seniority prior
to the constitution and by-
laws being amended or
man who served three
years in prison for
he killed Johnnie Mae
Chappell while she was
looking for her purse
on New Kings Road,
testified in 1964 that
he, Wayne Chessman,
Elmer Kato and James
Alex Davis were driv-
ing around looking for
a black person to shoot
but only he was indict-
ed. Charges were
dropped against the
other men. Retired
police officers, Lee
Constance Baker Motley,
who as a young lawyer rep-
resented Martin Luther
King Jr. and played a piv-
otal role in the nation's civil
rights struggle, has died.
She was 84. She became
the first black woman
appointed to the federal
bench in 1966, and began a
span as a judge.
She was born September
14, 1921, in New Haven,
Connecticut, the ninth of
12 children of immigrants
from the Caribbean island
of Nevis. She began col-
lege at Fisk University but
in 1942 transferred to
NYU's Washington Square
College where she earned a
Cody and Donald
Colemen also testified
at the State Attorney's
Office. State Attorney
Harry Shorestein said
these men were com-
pelled to testify. He
said he feels with their
testimonies, the case
may finally be able to
Credit Card Users
Aren't Paying Bills
that the percentage of
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at a courthouse bringing a lawsuit against segregation at the
University of Mississippi in 1962.
degree in economics. She
graduated from Columbia
Law School in 1946.
She started her law
career as the clerk for
Thurgood Marshall, who
later became the first black
credit card accounts 30
or more days past due
climbed to an all-time
high of 4.81 percent in
the April to June period
and feels it could grow
in the months ahead.
Jim Chessen, the asso-
ciation's chief econo-
mist and other analysts
mostly blame high gas
prices on the con-
sumer's difficulty in
paying on time.
Mazda Motor Corp.
Supreme Court Justice.
Baker won nine out of
the ten cases she argued
before the Supreme Court.
In 2001, President Bill
Clinton awarded her the
has halted the sale and
production of selected
2006 Mazda5 vehicles
because a potential
heat buildup in the
exhaust system could
start a fire. The recall
affects about 5,500
vehicles, 2,700 of
which have been sold
or at dealers.
The car seats six
but is smaller than an
became available in
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The front page of the
Cincinnati Herald, a black
owned newspaper, leaped out
at me, with a quarter-page
photo of Kanye West, and
inset photos of Fantasia and
Pattie LaBelle. The headline
read, "Jazz Fest to offer vari-
ety of performances in
The list of performers was
a veritable who's who in
R&B. In addition to the ones
I mentioned, there were
many others. Cincinnati,
once again, was on the road
to a weekend of euphoria
during which we could forget
about our troubles and sing
and dance the nights away,
spending millions of dollars
in the process, of course.
An inside look at what is
now called the Macy's Music
Festival, brought to us by Joe
Santangelo and his band of
merry Black men and
women, will reveal an effort
to get Black people to come
back downtown, despite the
three-year boycott, similar to
the Miami boycott during the
early 1990s. It is an effort to
lull Black folks into a stadi-
um that was commandeered
by a White politician who
now works for Mike Brown,
owner of the Cincinnati
Bengals and now "owner"
and controller of the
$500,000 million dollar sta-
dium complete with con-
The stadium is a monu-
ment to the dysfunction of
Cincinnati taxpayers who
voted affirmatively to build
it, but it is an even greater
representation of black dys-
function because of the mea-
ger economic benefits it pro-
vided during its construction
and now during the 30 to 40-
year life of the asset. Black
folks, especially those in
Cincinnati who would now
go there for any occasion are
short-sighted at best. But
everyone has free will.
It's the same with the
entertainers who are sched-
uled to appear at the stadium
for the Macy's Music
Festival (By the way,
Santangelo put the word out
on the radio for Black folks
to buy their festival "outfits"
at Macy's. Yeah, right, big
Joe.) Many of these same
entertainers know about the
boycott; they know the rea-
sons for it and yet they
choose to come to this city
and participate in the eco-
nomic empowerment of folks
that continue to oppress
blacks in Cincinnati. (Let any
them get mistreated, and see
who they call on for support.
That's right, the same broth-
ers and sisters who are fight-
ing for justice here in
A condescending aspect
of the festival that will be
"another step toward healing
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our city," according to John
Pace, the Black promoter
working with Santangelo, is
the give-back. Ticket prices
are $48, $68, and $88,
Santangelo has promised to
give $2 of every ticket sold to
a group of "well known"
organizations. That's right; I
said $2. At the highest level
of participation that would
mean a few thousand dollars
to each of the five organiza-
tions he designated.
Isn't it reasonable to think
that, at least for the Black
chose, that blacks could
donate $2 each to them?
Does it make sense for a
White man to collect $2 from
Black people and then dole it
back out to Black organiza-
tions and other social pro-
grams? We could do that our-
selves simply by pooling our
money and taking care of our
Nevertheless, thank you, Mr.
Santangelo; you are a real
saint. Hey, $2 per ticket sold;
thanks a bunch!
The most negative aspect
of this scenario is not Joe
Santangelo and his jaded
philanthropic gesture. He is a
businessman, in this to make
money; no problem there,
folks. So, please don't blame
him; he can only do what we
allow him to do. If no one
goes to the festival he loses
money and will seek other
venues, the way he did at the
height of the Cincinnati boy-
cott. The very sad and dis-
turbing aspect of this situa-
tion involves the entertainers
and the prospective patrons
of the festival,
Again, folks can do what-
ever they want with their
money, and they can sell their
talents to whomever they
choose. But for Black people
to have such a low level of
consciousness when it comes
to standing together for one
another, no matter where
injustice exists, shows how
far we have to go to obtain
even a modicum of econom-
ic, political, social, and edu-
cational success on a collec-
Yes, I am ashamed of the
Black entertainers who know
about the struggles of their
brothers and sisters in
Cincinnati and yet are willing
to sing and dance in a stadi-
um that is the symbol of
inequity and unfairness, even
if they do hold their noses in
I am ashamed of Frankie
Beverly and Pattie LaBelle,
who have been personally
contacted about what is hap-
pening in Cincinnati. I am
ashamed of Kanye West,
Fantasia, and Faith Evans,
although they are relatively
young; I am sure they read
the papers sometime or watch
TV sometime. I am ashamed
of all those Black entertainers
who would take the filthy
lucre offered them to come to
a city that has a reputation of
doing everything it can to
suppress Black economic
empowerment and fairness
for Black people in its crimi-
nal justice system.
Let the party begin!
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Oh how we love and
plan for Hurricane Katrina
revealed more than govern-
It also exposed the
unwillingness of Americans
to confront the structural
problems of class and to
address inequalities on a
person-to-person level, Vital
Theology newsletter reports
in its September 25 special
issue on the hurricane.
Seeing some people
drive off in their SUVs
while others were left
behind reminded him of the
biblical story of Lazarus and
the rich man, said Albert J.
Raboteau, professor of reli-
gion at Princeton University.
People of means aren't
aware of the problems the
poor face, he said.
Laurie Zoloth, an ethicist
and professor of religion at
Feinberg School of
Medicine, said there would
have been less suffering if
each city block had formed a
social organization to look
after residents in the imme-
"The metaphor of our
society is, 'We're all in this
alone.' That's the tragedy,"
said Zoloth. The hurricane
evacuation, she said, drove
home the point that people
do not believe that their
actions--or inaction-- will
dramatically affect others.
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companies and file all claims.
5. Apply for the appropri-
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or tax preparer.
7. Notify the deceased's
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theologians on two key
What do you hope we
learn from Hurricane
Did Katrina raise ques-
tions that are different from
those that arose, for exam-
ple, in relationship to 9/11 or
the December 2004 tsuna-
The entire issue is avail-
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where itcan be accessed free
of charge. Normally, the
newsletter is available only
to paid subscribers.
"Katrina raised a host of
theological questions for
Americans to grapple with,
said Publisher David W.
Reid. "We are pleased to
make. this issue of Vital
Theology available to any-
one who is interested in
acknowledging their impor-
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College in Maryland; Steven
Kepnes, Colgate University;
Frank Macchia, Vanguard
University of Southern
California; Alan Padgett,
Luther Seminary; William
C. Placher, Wabash College;
Cynthia Rigby, Austin
University; and William
EPIPHANY BAPTIST CHURCH INFORMATION
MINISTRY AND CLOTHES GIVE-AWAY-Shands
Hospital will provide a community screenings from 10:00
a.m.- to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 1 at Epiphany
Baptist Church, 663 South McDuffAve. Suited For Success,
will also provide a workshop at 1:00 p.m. The activities are
being held in conjunction with the regular monthly clothing
THIRD CHURCH ANNIVERSARY-Resurrection Baptist
Church, Christian Center, 6046 Moncrief Rd. W. will cele-
brate its Third Church Anniversary Thursday, October 6-
Friday, October 7 nightly at 7:00 p.m. The celebration con-
cludes on Sunday, October 9 at 4:00 p.m. "Putting God's
Word In Action (I John 3:18)" is the theme. Visiting church-
es include; Thursday, October 6- New Mt. Pleasant Baptist
Church (Rev. Bill Coleman, Pastor); Jesus Christ
Deliverance Center (Rev. Kelvin Kelsey, Pastor); Winning
Souls For Christ (Dr. James Mayberry, Pastor); and
Colossians Missionary Baptist Church (Rev. Ambrose
Murchinson, Pastor). Friday, October 7-Faith Temple
C.O.G.W.I.H. .(Bishop Gregory 1Davis, Pastor); Agape
Family Community Church (Rev. Helen Conyers, Pastor);
and Spirit Life C.O.G.W.I.H. (Elder Wallace Taylor, Pastor).
Sunday, October 9-Mt. Lebanon Missionary Baptist Church
(Rev. Lewis Yarber,Pastor). First Lady Cheryl Foreman,
Chairperson. Rev. Glen F. Foreman, Sr., Pastor.
YOUTH AND YOUNG ADULT CONFERENCE-First
New Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 4835 Soutel Dr., will
host a Young and Young Adult Conference Friday, October
7-Sunday, October 9. Evening Worship begins at 7:00 p.m.
on October 7. Pastor Jeffrey Robinson of Mt. Carmel
Baptist.Church in Daytona Beach is the speaker. Minister
Alvin Hodge Associate Minister of First New Zion
Missionary Baptist Church, is the lecturer.. Classes and
speakers for the workshop on Saturday, October 8 are "What
Are you Going To Do" by Pastor Derrick Johnson of New
Covenant Ministries of Orange Park, Fla.; "Who Are You"
by Rev. Patrick Fulton, Associate Pastor of First New Zion
Missionary Baptist Church; and "Walking the Walk" by
Pastor Jerome Robinson of Bethel Baptist in Starke, Fla.
Annual Youth Day will be observed on October 9 at 11:00
a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Minister Dwayne Brown of Tru-Way
Church of the Risen Christ is the speaker for the 11:00 a.m.
service. Pastor Lawson J. Boddie of St. Paul Church of
Gainesville, Fla. is the speaker for the 4:00 p.m. program.
Rev. Dr. James B. Sampson, Pastor..
CLUB ANNIVERSARY-The Garden of Gethsemane
Fellowship, Inc. invites the public to attend the 27th Club
Anniversary Celebration on October 8, 10:30 a.m. at the
Holiday Inri-Commonwealth at 1-295. Mrs. Monique
Williams, who appeared in the play "Don't Get God
Started," is the speaker. The Elm Street Church of God
Praise Team of Fernandina Beach, Fla. will lead the worship.
Minister Shirley Baker, President.
CHURCH ANNIVERSARY- Faust Temple Church of
God, 2238 Moncrief Rd., will celebrate its 64th Church
Anniversary. Services will be held on Friday, October 21
(Musical) at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, October 22 at 6:00 p.m.
adn will conclude on Sunday, October 23 4:30 p.m. The
pubic is invited to attend. Sis. Sharon Hunter, Committee
Chairperson. BishOp Rushie L. Dixon, Pastor.
Listings areldue the Tuesday before the next issue. Email
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MT. CHARITY MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH
1417 North Laura St. Jacksonville, Florida 32206
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.
Wednesday & Friday Night Services 7:30 p.m.
Saturday Prison Outreach 1:00 p.m.
Saturday Nursing Home Outreach 3rd and 4th Saturdays
International Sunday School...........5:00 p.m. Saturday on WYMM AM 1530
A Bible Preaching, Bible Believing and Bible Practicing Church
"Without the shedding of Blood, there is no remission of sin" (Hebrews 9:22)
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.
New Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church
1824 Prospect Street Jacksonville, FL 32208
Sunday School 9;30 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Afternoon Bible Study
(Except First Sunday) 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday Prayer Meeting 7:30 p.m.
Sunday School Review 8:00 p.m.
Pastor: Rev. Joe Calhoun
(904) 764-5727 Church
(904) 768-0272 Home
S Dr. Lloyd S. Williams, Pastor
220 NE. 1st Ave. CHURCH-(386)-454-2367
P.O. Box 2187 HOME-(386) 454-8251
High Springs, FL 32655 CELL-(386) 344-0058
Historic Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church
Worship Service 10:00 a.m.
Church School 8:45 a.m.
Fulfillment Hour Bible Study 6:30 p.m.
Every 2nd & 4th Thursday 10:00 a.m.-12:00 Noon
Joy Explosion Ministry 6:30 p.m.
201 East Beaver St. (904) 355-9475
Rev. F.D. Richardson Jr., Pastor
Mount Sinai Missionary Baptist Church
2036 Silver Street Jacksonville, FL 32206
Rev. R. L. Gundy, Pastor
(904) 354-7249 Church
Bible Power Enrichment Hour
-^ Sunday School 9:15- 10:15-a.m.
Sunday Praise & Worship 8:00 a.m.
', Baptism-Praise & Worship
(Sanctuary) 10:30 a.m.
Youth Church-2nd & 3rd Sundays
Fellowship Hall 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday, Noonday Prayer 12 Noon
Inspiration Wednesday Worship Service..................6.6:00-8:00 p.m.
Prayer Meeting & Bible Study, Youth Bible Study & Activities
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The Ritz Theatre and LaVilla Museum presented
balladeer Jeffrey Osborne in concert last weekend to a
standing-room only audience. The Grammy Award
Winning artist performed his extraordinary blend of
ballads that have defined "slow jams" for the last three
decades. He kept the very diverse and in-motion audi-
ence on their feet as he performed "Let Me Make Sweet
Love Tonight," "Close The Door", "Back In. Love
Again", "Holding On", "On the Wings of Love" and of
course "The Woo Woo." The promotional material stat-
ed, "The Concert will take concertgoers back to places
they can't help but remember" and that it did.
The audience was totally into this concert and with
the concert being held at the intimate Ritz Theatre
being close to Mr. Osborne wherever one was seated,
was an added plus, plus for everyone! From the
youngest to the most mature, (it really didn't matter) we
were all on our feet as we waved, clapped, danced at
our seats having a much needed time for joy and thank-
fulness that we could all be there after seeing so much
When Mr. Osborne left the stage looking for 'Woo,
Woo, Wooer' volunteers, the ladies were captivated
with his toned physique. Wow! Among the spirited vol-
unteers was local promoter Bobby Harris who was
very eager to croon to his lovely bride of over two
Later during the concert Mrs. Pat Harris joined the
Osborne troupe dancers on stage. Talk about 'cutting a
rug', Mrs. Harris 'tore the rug to pieces'. Now tell me
where else could an audience have such close contact
with a renowned performer?
Originally the concert had been planned as the lead-
ing event for Sixth Anniversary Celebration for the ren-
ovated Ritz Theatre & LaVilla Museum. However with
everyone's attention on the devastation from Hurricane
Katrina and the anticipation of what Hurricane Rita
would bring planners of the event decided to postpone
the complete weekend of activities and to focus on hur-
On the day of the Jeffrey Osborne Concert the com-
munity was requested to drop by the Ritz and give tax-
deductible donations. Concertgoers were given the
same opportunity during the concert. All donations
received at Ritz Theatre & LaVilla Museum were
donated to Tom Joyner's Blackamericaweb.com Relief
Fund to provide resources to support families who are
assisting those displace by Hurricane Katrina.
The Ritz Theatre is the place! Congratulations on
Dr. Cornelius Grant Is One of Four
First Coast native Dr. Cornelius Grant of the Albany,
Georgia Kappa Alpha Psi Alumni chapter joined three others
from the 100,000 membership body of the fraternity when
he received both the second highest and highest awards that
can be bestowed upon Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity members.
Dr. Grant is now one of four having received both the Elder
Watson Diggs award (named for one of the fraternity's
founders) and the Laurel Wreath awards.
Kappa Alpha Psi Southeastern Province historian Willie
L. Todd, Jr. writes, "The names of the Laurel Wreath
awardees read like a Who's Who both in the fraternity and in
our nation. They include Civil Rights Attorney Donald
Hollowell, politician Tom Bradley, tennis professional
Arthur Ashe and famed Attorney Johnnie Cochran. Even
of that impressive roster, none have received BOTH awards.
Dr. C. W. Grant was legendary in the fraternity before
receiving the awards, but now will forever be etched in the
annals of the fraternity's history. Dr. Grant joins an elite and
phenomenally prestigious group of three making him "one
Congratulations Dr. Cornelius W. Grant, a mighty,
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St. Augustine To Celebrate 100th Anniversary
Of Teddy Roosevelt's Visit; Wreath To Be Laid
On Graves Of Buffalo Soldiers, Others
B-CC Wildcats Prepare
For Homecoming 2005
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. St. Augustine is preparing for a
visit from the President. This
October, our Nation's oldest
city will play host to
President Theodore Roosevelt
l v reenactedd by James Foote, a
I, professional actor who has
made a 25-year career out of
impersonating the irrepress-
A series of public events,
processions and speeches are
planned for the weekend of
October 21 and 22, 2005. The
events will commemorate
Theodore Roosevelt President "Teddy"
Roosevelt's visit to St. Augustine exactly 100 years earlier.
The public is invited to participate in the weekend-long cel-
Events are sponsored by the St. Augustine Historical
Society; in partnership with the City of St. Augustine; the
National Park Service; Eastern National Stores; the Florida
National Guard; the Tourism Development Council; Castillo
de San larcos National Monument; Rough Riders, Inc.
Tampa, Florida; Flagler College; Casa Monica Hotel;
Lightner Museum; and, the St. Johns County School District.
Teddy (Foote) will kick off the two-day celebration on
Friday with presentations to area schools. The public por-
tion of his visit begins Friday evening with a presentation at
Flagler College, which willstake place in the Flagler Room
of the former hotel where Roosevelt stayed while in St.
Augustine. There is no admission charge for this event, and
the public is welcome.
Saturday's activities will commence with a brief ceremo-
ny at the St. Augustine City Hall where the President will be
greeted by city officials and given a city coin. From there,
the public procession, led by a color guard, Rough Rider sol-
diers and bag pipers, will proceed to the National Cemetery.
Roosevelt will speak on his experiences in Cuba during
the Spanish-American War and lay wreaths at the graves of
four veterans two members of the Rough Riders and two
"Buffalo Soldiers", members of the 10th U.S. Cavalry, an
African-American unit that also participated in the famous
action at San Juan Hill with Teddy Roosevelt.
The President will be well attended during his proces-
sion, accompanied by re-enactors playing his daughter Alice,
Booker T. Washington, Henry Flagler and a contingent of
Rough Riders in full regalia. The Rough Riders, a re-enact-
ment group from the Tampa Bay, Florida area, are famous
for their parades and processions; a lively group that seems
to channel TR's own indomitable persona in their fun-spirit-
-ed modern-day parades.
The President's procession
will then move through the
city to the Castillo Green (the
Fort) where Teddy will deliv-
er excerpts of the speech
President Roosevelt delivered
from the same location 100
years earlier. Musicians from
area high schools will play
music of the period as Teddy
T- .. arrives via horse and carriage
Booker T. Washington to the site.
Saturday's events will be
rounded off with an evening party in the Lobby of the
Lightner Museum. The public is invited to attend and "meet
President Roosevelt" and his cohorts up close and personal
and to hear him give one last brief speech. Door prizes will
The historical society is rich with information on the
President's original visit to St. Augustine. While some activ-
ities, such as the President's skinny-dip at North Beach, will
not be re-enacted, James Foote and his fellow re-enactors
hope to capture and convey some of the feverish energy and
enthusiasm Roosevelt and his associates were famous for.
Hospice Of North central Florida Receives Natio
GAINESVILLE, Fla.-- Florida has been selected to ery of hospice care to rural
Hospice of North Central lead the nation in the deliv- areas by the Centers for
Medicare and Medicaid
When the federal gov-
ernment looks for a way to
improve services, it looks to
those agencies that are cur-
rently providing excellent
services in a cost efficient
manner. According to CMS,
Hospice of North Central
Florida (HNCF) is one of
those agencies and was
awarded the opportunity
based on the quality of serx-
ices they pro\ ide.
According to federal
guidelines. the demonstra-
tion grant "\as a\\arded to
onl\ t\\o hospices nation-
kwide. HNCF received the
top score for all hospices
appl.\ing from across the
nation, a CMNS spokesperson
said. The goal is to impro, e
access to hospice care for
Natalya Sharpe and Bobby Marshall will reign over
festivities at Bethune-Cookman College as the 2005
Homecoming Queen and King.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. "Wildcat World Relive
The Magic" is the theme for 2005 homecoming festivities
at Bethune-Cookman College, culminating on Saturday,
October 1 with a parade, a football game between
Bethune-Cookman College and Morgan State University
and post-game concert featuring Jeffrey Osborne at the
Mary McLeod Bethune Performing Arts Center.
Miami attorney Larry Handfield, a 1978 B-CC gradu-
ate, will serve as Grand Marshal for the parade, which
takes place at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 1 along
Mary McLeod Bethune Blvd. Handfield is a former mem-
ber of B-CC's Board of Trustees, where he served as the
Chairman of the Buildings and Grounds Committee. He
oversaw the construction of four new buildings and major
renovations of three others. The Music Annex, home to
the B-CC marching band's practice rooms, bears his
This year's football game will pit the Wildcats against
Morgan State in a game vital to both team's hopes for a
Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference championship.
Parking gates at Municipal Stadium will open at 8:00
a.m. There will be no overnight parking. Once the stadi-
um parking areas are full, vehicles will be routed to the
LPGA Golf Club north of Municipal Stadium.
Large commercial type smokers, commercial type
deep barrel fryers, and commercial type grills will not be
permitted. That evening, R&B star Jeffrey Osborne will
brings his distinctive baritone voice to the Mary McLeod
Bethune Performing Arts Center. A recipient of five gold
and platinum albums, Osborne scored an international hit
single with "On The Wings of Love" in 1982. His latest
release, "From The Soul," showcasing classic songs by
Teddy Pendergrass, Aretha Franklin and Curtis Mayfield,
is scheduled to hit stores October 6.
The concert's 9:00 p.m. start will allow fans attending
the game ample time to beat the traffic and enjoy an out-
standing evening of music.
OCTOBER 1, 2005
Bishop T. D. Jakes Leads Humanitarian Mission To Africa
DALLAS -- With the recent initia-
tive set into motion by worldwide
organizations and socioeconomic
groups, Bishop T.D. Jakes, globally rec-
ognized as the leader of The Potter's
House, an international church of
30,000 members located in Dallas,
.. '' Texas, launched an extensive outreach
in Kenya September 26 October 2,
Bishop culminating in Uhuru Park in Nairobi.
T. D. Jakes "African-Americans may have left in
slave ships," Bishop Jakes said, "but we're returning in
Leading African American
Religious Channel Sues
Sirus Satellite Radio
NEW YORK--The Word
Network, a mainstream
media broadcaster for
istries and gospel music to
millions in the United States
and across the world, has
sued Sirius Satellite Radio,
alleging racial discrimina-
tion and breach of contract
over its decision to cancel
Sirius dropped The Word
Network from its program-
ming in mid- September
despite backing from mem-
bers of Congress, African-
American religious leaders,
and tens of thousands of lis-
teners and other interested
"We did not want to file
suit, but Sirius gave us no
choice," said Lewis Gibbs,
The Word Network's vice
president of operations. "We
were dropped without warn-
ing and when pressed as to
why, Sirius said ratings were
poor. However, Sirius
refused to say what the rat-
ings were or if others with
supposedly similar ratings
were also unceremoniously
dropped. We feel that was a
pretext for racial and reli-
gious discrimination, and
neither we nor our support-
ers will stand for it."
Among those who have
spoken against Sirius' deci-
sion to drop The Word
*Members of Congress
who sent letters of disap-
proval to Sirius, including
Elijah E. Cummings (D-
MD.), the immediate past
chair of the Congressional
Black Caucus; Reps.
Corrine Brown (D- FL.),
Albert R. Wynn (D-MD.),
and Joseph R. Pitts (R-PA.),
and Sen. Debbie Stabenow
*Leaders of the African-
American religious and
gospel communities, includ-
ing the Rev. Jesse Jackson,
Dr. Bobby Jones and Bishop
Americans who wrote letters
of protest that were hand-
delivered to Jay Clark,
Sirius' vice president of pro-
Americans who sent e-mails
to Sirius; and
Americans who made tele-
phone calls to Sirius.
The suit alleges that The
Word Network was the only
programming on Sirius that
combined religious pro-
gramming and ministry to
an African-American audi-
ence, and Sirius does not
now carry, and has no plans
to carry, programming simi-
lar to it on its satellite. Sirius
was therefore, the suit
alleges, "motivated by racial
and religious discrimination
when it refused to renew its
The Word Network pro-
vides religious and gospel
programming to 37 million
American households in the
The Word Network is
also available in 140 coun-
tries via satellite TV, and is
carried on The Armed
Forces Network, which
The Word Network's
programming is available to
approximately one million
men and women in the
armed forces stationed in
165 countries throughout the
The thousands of people
who protested the decision
made it clear to Sirius that
they had a duty to find room
on their dial for wholesome
broadcasting that serves the
These 747s touched down in Kenya with a skilled team
of 120 medical professionals and hundreds of thousands of
dollars in medical supplies; a 140-member church choir to
record an original album; an ambitious well-digging project;
food, medicine, and hopes to stir new business opportunities
for Kenyans. On October 1 and October 2, Bishop Jakes led
worship services from 2 to 5:00 p.m. in Nairobi's Uhuru
Park. A crowd of at least 350,000 worshippers from across
Kenya and neighboring countries participated.
"Faith For Africa: Kenya Mission," comprised of as
many as 300 African Americans, may represent the largest-
ever single group of slave descendents to visit Africa as U.S.
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Bishop Jakes received word about the dearth of available
drinking water two years ago when The Potter's House sent
large shipments of food to Kenya. "African Americans have
reached the point that they can go back and help brothers and
sisters," said Bishop Jakes. "Water is the source of life, and
for thousands of families living in Kenya, and in much of
rural Africa, that life source is held hostage by plague and
pestilence as they are forced to bathe in and drink what
amounts to liquid disease. Our focus is to ensure that in order
to quench their thirst and feed their children, parents are no
longer pressed into these unimaginable circumstances."
Hiromi Wada is the
recipient of the Julius
M e m o r i al
Scholarship in the
amount of $5,000
from the Educational
Foundation of the
Georgia Society of
Accountants, Inc. #
The Julius M. Johnson Memorial Scholarship is con-
tributed by J. Sam Johnson in memory of his father who was
a past president of the Georgia Society of CPAs, Inc.
Wada, a native of Osaka, Japan, is a senior accounting
major at SSU. She received a bachelor's degree in English
from Kobe City University of Foreign Studies in Japan. She
moved to Savannah in 2002 and plans to graduate from SSU
in December and take the CPA exam. Established in 1890,
Savannah State University is the oldest public historically
black college or university (HBCU) in the state. The univer-
sity's 2,800 students are enrolled in 22 undergraduate and
four graduate degree programs in three colleges: Liberal Arts
and Social Sciences, Business Administration and Sciences
Kerry Urges Immediate Assistance
For Faster Response To Small
Businesses In Gulf Region
WASHINGTON -- Sen. John F. Kerry (D-Mass.) is push-
ing the administration to act quickly to help small business
owners impacted by Hurricane Katrina. In the four weeks
since the hurricane struck the Gulf Coast, the Small Business
Administration (SBA) has approved only four loans for
small businesses -- none of which are in Louisiana.
"First FEMA was asleep at the switch and now the SBA
is telling businesses to wait. The Administration has to give
the SBA more resources -- and must coordinate agencies --
so that small businesses and the Gulf Coast economy can get
back to work now," said Kerry, lead Democrat on the Small
Business and Entrepreneurship Committee.
Of the 26,103 applications received by the SBA, just 142
,have been approved -- none of them to small businesses in
Louisiana, the state with the most number of small business-
es affected. Of the 142 loans approved by the SBA, only
four were actually for small businesses -- two in Mississippi
and two in Alabama. The rest of the loans were made to
homeowners. Kerry also heard from witnesses at a hearing
last week that small businesses are being told it will take
months to get disaster loan assistance.
Black Health Empowerment Program' Designed
To Educate African Americans About Obesity
And Related Chronic Health Conditions
WASHINGTON--AstraZenecl one of the world's lead-
ing pharmaceutical companies, and the Congressional Black
Caucus Foundation (CBCF) have announced the launch of
the Black Health Empowerment Program (BHEP), an initia-
tive designed to educate African Americans about the rela-
tionship between obesity and the chronic health conditions
that disproportionately plague communities of color.
Although awareness of the issues related to obesity is one of
the principal goals of BHEP, the program is also intended to
motivate African Americans to adopt healthy eating habits
and participate in regular physical activity, as well as
empower the African American community to take advan-
tage of health care options available through their physician
and other local health care professionals.
"African Americans are severely affected by the current
obesity epidemic with an estimated 61% of men and 77% of
women overweight or obese. Combined with the link
between obesity and diseases such as heart disease, diabetes,
depression afid cancer, the impact on the African American
community is devastating," said Catherine Bonuccelli, MD,
Vice President of External Scientific Affairs, AstraZeneca
US. "The Black Health Empowerment Program is an impor-
tant step not only in raising awareness of obesity, but also
equipping the African American community with the
resources to combat this major health problem."
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Time For Tea In Lydia Estates
By Marsha Dean Phelts
Last Wednesday the Lydia
Estates Brunch Bunch met
for tea at the home of Helen
The tea is an annual cel-
ebration; the ladies dressed
in formal daytime apparel
and wore their snazziest
Mrs. Holloway's daugh-
ter, LaShonda a Washington,
D.C. attorney was in town to
assist her mother as well as
to celebrate her father's
(Jimmy Holloway) birthday
that same week.
Both Holloways, mother
and daughter are renowned
for their travels.
The d6cor of the lovely
home aesthetically and artis-
tically reflect the continents
and countries they have vis-
Six thematic tables held
porcelain cups, teapots and
chinaware collected from
throughout Europe, Africa
The Brunch began with
the serving of an assortment
of white, green, black and
oolong teas along with
homemade freshly baked
As guests dined on
delectable foods LaShonda
gave a brief history of tea
tracing its popularity from
China 5000 years ago to
Elizabeth I Queen of
England and on to the cele-
brated Boston Tea Party in
The hostesses gave
guests Tea Beauty Remedies
fact sheets, which reads in
part, "Pamper yourself with-
out breaking the bank, or
leaving the comforts of your
own home. Everything you
need for a spa experience is
in your box of tea. Modern
day tea infused formulas can
be inexpensive and best of
all, effective." The Tea
Beauty Remedies fact sheet
was well received
During tea time it was
not a cute kid, neither a mis-
chievous kitten nor a pre-
cious puppy dog that caught
the attention of the Ladies of
the Lydia Estates Brunch
Left to right: Mmes. Gerrie Denson, Catherine Harris, Ada Standford, Jacqueline Bell,
Terri Williams, Anna Lee, seated, Gloria Roberson, Opal M. Brown, Linda Jones, Sadie
Esco, Judy Hubbard, Ida Maude Coleman, Dorothy Ervin, Nelsa Molina and seated the
hostesses, Helen and LaShonda Holloway.
Left to right, Terri Williams, Jacqueline Bell, Mrs. A. B. Coleman, Jr. and Anna Lee.
Bunch, but rather Helen
Holloway's pet fish, Bubba.
Nineteen year old Bubba,
has the 100 gallon fish tank
Bubba welcomed atten-
tion from passersby as he
approached the front of the
tank waiting to be feed.
With razor blade sharp teeth
of a piranha and mouth wide
open, only Helen hand feed
the vegetarian huge pacu
fish his diet of fresh carrots
and fruits while the ladies
looked on in amazement.
The Lydia Estates
Brunch Bunch is a
organized for the empower-
ment of their civic, social
and cultural well being.
They received the good
news this week of the
Development Block Grant
from the Mayor's
Grants Program to further
beautify their gorgeous com-
They were one of eleven
communities on the
Northside to receive this
grant. Life in Lydia Estates
is the ultimate.
Ada Standford, Opal M. Brown and Gerri Denson.
Hostess Helen Holloway takes a moment to set up tables
TO THE FLORIDA STAR
Announcements, meetings, happenings, and community events
scheduled in Jacksonville and the surrounding area.
TRANSFORMATION SERIES EVENT-Crucial will
host a Transformation series event in the Robinson Theater
next to the Fine Arts building at UNF on October 24 at
7:30. This event will feature performers, singers, rappers,
dancers and other artists delivering a relevant message for
today's young adults. For more information, contact
Cedric Twillie at 904-449-4547 or email at c.twillie@com-
EQUESTRIAN COMPETITION & TRADE SHOW-
The Northeast Florida Dressage Association (NFDA) will
be hosting a 3-day equestrian competition and trade show
to be held Friday, October 7 until Sunday, October 9 at the
Jacksonville Equestrian Center, 13611 C Normandy Blvd.
Events begin at 8:00 a.m. Admission is free and open to
the public. Approximately 300 horse and rider participants
from Florida, Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina, and
Tennessee will compete in dressage events including the
Great American Insurance Group/United States Dressage
Federation Region 3 Championships. A musical freestyle
event will be held on Saturday, October 8 at 3:00 p.m.
VIOLENCE AWARENESS CAMPAIGN-October is
National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Florida
Community College students are taking a stand against
domestic violence. The 2005 Violence Awareness
Campaign will help raise awareness of domestic violence
and how it can be eliminated. In their efforts to promote
awareness, Kent Campus Sociology students have created
an exhibit of "Silent Witness" silhouettes, in accordance
with the International Silent Witness Initiative. Each
wooden, life-sized red silhouette tells the story of a
Jacksonville citizen who has died as a result of domestic
homicide. Breastplate shields on the figures tell the vic-
tims' names and their stories. The Silent Witness display
can be viewed Oct. 10-31 during regular campus operation
hours. A panel discussion on October 18 from 6:00-8:00
p.m. at Florida Community College Kent Campus, 3939
Roosevelt Blvd. (in the Auditorium, Building F) will fea-
ture representatives from the Justice Coalition as keynote
speakers. For more information call 904.381.3584 or email
INTERCOLLEGIATE CHORAL FESTIVAL-
Jacksonville University and the University of North
Florida are joining together to offer free a concert on
October 7, at 8:00 p.m. at the Nathan H. Wilson Center for
the Arts at Florida Community College South Campus.
The campus is located at 11901 Beach Blvd. For more
information call Director Wayne Bailey at 904/646-2364.
CULINARY HURRICANE RELIEF BENEFIT- More
than 30 area restaurants and hospitality partners have
teamed up to honor hurricane victims at a special benefit
on Tuesday, October 4 from 6:30 10 p.m. at the Sawgrass
Marriott Resort & Spa. Modeled after the Jacksonville
Food Fight and the Taste of the NFL, top area restaurants
will offer a taste of their signature cuisine. Sight & Sound
Productions will bring the Big Easy to Ponte Vedra for the
night with casinos and festive New Orleans d6cor. Three
local bands, 40-Watt Mojo, the Faze and Retrocats, will
perform at various times throughout the night.
Additionally, there will be a live and silent auction filled
with original art donated by generous local artists. Tickets
are $75 per person and are available at (904) 448-GIVE
(4483). Tickets will also be available for purchase at the
door. Event proceeds will go to the Hurricane Katrina
Disaster Relief Fund via three local agencies: Lutheran
Social Services Second Harvest Food Bank, the United
Way of Northeast Florida and the American Red Cross of
PROJECT C.H.A.S.E.- An innovative program called
Project C.H.A.S.E. is being offered to help individuals
improve their standard of living and quality of life. The
program, Connecting Home and School Environments is
housed at New Bethel A.M.E. Church, 1231 Tyler St. It is
open to any parent of a child between 0-7 years of age and
who live in zip code areas 32205 or 32209. The program is
designed to help individuals improve their educational
opportunities by earning a GED, increase their employa-
bility skills, and improve parenting skills to help their chil-
dren become successful in school. Free childcare services
are provided when participants are in class. A dinner for
the participant and their child is provided. Transportation
is available if needed. For more information call (904)
353-1822 or (904) 630-7255.
FMPTA-JFC'S QUARTERLY SHOWING OF
NORTH FLORIDA FILMS- On Wednesday, October
12, the Florida Motion Picture & Television Association's
Jacksonville First Coast (FMPTA-JFC) chapter will hold
its quarterly open-to-the public film screening event. The
screenings will include a selection of films produced by
both state and local membership. The total program will
run about 90 minutes. Many of the filmmakers and actors
will be on hand to answer audience and media questions.
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On September 20, Mayor Peyton proclaimed September as National Alcohol and Drug
Recovery Month for the City of Jacksonville. After signing the proclamation, Mayor
Peyton formally presented it to River Region's Executive Council at City Hall. From
left to right: Ed McCall (V.P. of Finance), Minerva Bryant (V.P. of Clinical Operations),
Mayor John Peyton, Derya Williams (CEO and Executive Director), Susan Cochran
(V.P. of Operations), and Connie Sanders (Director of Prevention Services).
UNF Hosts 4th Annual
AMATEUR NIGHT At The RITZ
Ritz Theatre & LaVilla Museum presents *Amateur Night at the Ritz*, Friday, October
7. Amateur Night presents some of the hottest talent in Jacksonville. Like the
Apollo's show in Harlem, contestants compete for cash prizes and let the audience be
the judge. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Modeled after the Amateur Night at the famed Apollo
Theatre in Harlem, N.Y., Amateur Night has been a hit since the Ritz's Grand Opening
in October 1999. Like the Apollo's show, contestants compete for cash prizes on the
Ritz stage and the cheers or jeers of the audience decide who goes home with the
cash. Amateur Night is the first Friday of every month. This months Amateur Night
show features the best local talent, the Ritz Amateur Night Band, and *Step up to the
Mic*, where someone from the audience is selected at random to perform on the leg-
endary Ritz stage. Cash prizes are awarded in 1st, 2nd and 3rd place categories. For
more information, please call 904-632-5555.
Professionals Conference A Tribute To The Legacy Of My Friends
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -
The University of North
Florida's Division of
Continuing Education will
host the 4th Annual African-
Conference from 8:00 a.m.
to 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday,
October 26 at the University
The program is designed
BAILEY-Lucile, died September 20,
2005. Alphonso West Mortuary, Inc.
BLAKE-LCDR Thomas R., died
September 21, 2005. A. B. Coleman
BRACHER-LCDR Scott T., died
September 21, 2005. A. B. Coleman
BOCK-John Charles, 57, died
September 17, 2005.
BRIDGES-Mamie Ruth, 86, died
September 25, 2005.
CLAYTON-Meruin, 79, died
September 24, 2005. Alphonso West
DINGLE-Baby Jadyn, died
September 18, 2005. Alphonso West
DIXON-Cynthia A., died September
EDWARD-Merric, died September
GATES-Sidney, Jr., 84, died
September 24, 2005.
GRIER-Deandrd, died September 25,
HARPER-Warren, died September
HEARMAN-Jean, 66, died
HINTON-Joann, 62, died September
HOWE-Carol A., died September 22,
JACOBS-Ellis, died September 22,
JACKSON-Edward L., died
September 27, 2005.
JIMERSON-Marie, died September
JORDAN-Roosevelt, died September
LLOYD-Corvid, 105, died
September 26, 2005.
MARSHALL-Rubin F. Sr., died
September 25, 2005.
September 19, 2005.
PLUMMER-Willie, died September
SANDERS-Betty J., died September
THOMAS-Lori, 40, died September
THOMAS-Rometa, died September
WADE-Emrnestine, died September 22,
WARD-Austin, died September 23,
September 21, 2005. A. B. Coleman
September 21, 2005.
WILLIAMS-Cedric, died September
WILLIAMS-Laura Bell, died
September 20, 2005.
YOUNG-Jeanette, died September
to meet the career goals and
challenges of the African-
American community in
Northeast Florida, empow-
ering participants and'
The event, first held in
April 2002, will deliver new
tools, tips and techniques to
enhance professional and
"Learning in all forms
keeps us mentally agile and
helps us to be continuous
leaders," said Elizabeth
Cline, conference keynote
speaker and president of
iMPACT Personal &
Inc. "The conference agenda
unfailingly forces partici-
pants to rethink themselves
and their individual possibil-
ities by providing tools,
techniques and inspiration
necessary to envision per-
sonal and career excel-
The one-day conference
features five breakout ses-
sions, including Managing
Your Money Wisely: What
You Don't Know Can Hurt
You, Beyond Networking:
How to Move Your Career
to the Next Level, Effective
Your Message Across
Effectively, Good. Skills
Gone Bad: How to Balance
Your Strengths &
Weaknesses, Planning Your
Financial Future and Long
Cline will deliver the
keynote message on
Conscious Living: Mind,
Body and Soul Connection".
Additionally, there will
be a panel discussion featur-
ing several community
To register for the event,
"review courses and to reg-'
ister" or call (904) 620-
4270. The fee for the events.
is $i49 and includes work-
.book materials, continental
breakfast and lunch.
The 4th Annual African-
Conference is sponsored by
Blue Cross Blue Shield of
Florida, Mary --ay
Cosmetics, PHH Mortgage,
State Farm Insurance and
the St: Johns Press.
For EO Awards
The Jacksonville Urban
League is seeking nomina-
tions for its Annual Equal
Individuals who have made
significant efforts 'in the
areas of diversity and equal
opportunity will be consid-
Awards will be present-
ed during the Urban
League's Annual Equal
Opportunity Luncheon on
October 26, 12 Noon at the
Hyatt Regency Riverfront
must be received by October
The Jacksonville Urban
League presents four equal
opportunity awards two
individual and two corpo-
The nominee should
have demonstrated support,
assistance or has made sig-
nificant inroads in furthering'
Individuals and corpora-
tions nominated should have
an extensive record of con-
tributing to the improvement
of equal opportunity among
Nominees must not have
been the recipients of any
award from the Jacksonville
Urban League in the last
three (3) years.
Only one nomination can
be submitted per form.
Nominations must include at
least a one page typed state-
ment of the nominee's
record' of efforts made to
champion the cause of
Nominations must be
received by the Jacksonville
Urban League on or before
They may be mailed to:
Jacksonville Urban League,
c/o Equal Opportunity
Awards, 903 W. Union
Street, Jacksonville, FL
32204 or faxed to (904) 356-
EDITORS NOTE: The following article was submitted by Joseph
Johnson, Associate Trustee Emeritus of Bethune-Cookman College
and President of the Jacksonville Concerned Citizens For Improved
Bus Passenger Decorum. In this article Mr. Johnson offers his
personal reflections of the lives of the late Ms. Marvyne Betsch,
Mrs. Azzie Lee childs, Mr. Maurice H. Barnett, and Mr. Clifford L.
By Joseph Johnson
MARVYNE ELIZABETH BETSCH "THE BEACH LADY":
NMs. Marvyne Betsch will long be remembered as one of my staunch
.,' ^ supporters in the field of music. When Marvyne returned from Italy,
she taught me interpret Italian and German songs. She had a deep
S,-,. appreciation for Negro Spirituals such as Deep River, and Swing
?"' Low, Sweet Chariot. As President of the R. L. Brown School PTA,
S. I invited her to present a travelogue of her trips abroad. Ms..
Betsch, known as "The Beach Lady", tutored me in her home on
'West 8th Street. Her mother, the late Mary Lewis Betsch, served as
my accompanist during several recitals. Marvyne's grandfather, Dr.
A. L. Lewis, was the founder of the Afro-American Life Insurance
Company. He made it possible for blacks to have a beach (American Beach) in Fernandina,
Fla. It was an island that Marvyne cherished until her passing a few weeks ago at Amelia
Island. Her sister, Dr. Johnetta B. Cole, serves as President of Bennett College for Women
in Greensboro, N.C. Marvyne was one who could appreciate the beautiful creations of
MR. MAURICE H. BARNETT-Mr. Barnett was one of Du al
County's retired educators. He was one of my mentors and we served /
together on the Executive Board of the Lincoln-Douglas
Emancipation Proclamation Association. Mr. Barnett was appointed .
to this board by the late Mr. James S. Genwright, Sr., who was
President at that time. He was also- an Honorary Member of the .
Jacksonville Concerned Citizens for Improved Bus Passenger deco-
rum. Mr. Barnett earned his Masters Degree from Tuskegee -
University and a Specialist Degree in Elementary Education and "
Administration which was conferred at New York University.
MRS.AZZIE LEE CHILDS-The late Mrs. Azzie Lee
Childs and I served as Trustees on the Board of Trustees at Bethune-
Cookman College in Daytona Beach, Fla. during the Presidency of
the late Dr. Richard V. Moore and Dr. Oswald P. Bronson who cur-
r rently serves as President of Edward Waters College. She was the
widow of the late Dr. Lincoln B. Childs. Mrs. Childs enrolled one
of her granddaughters, Brittney Childs, in my Maxie Johnson Home
of the Performing Arts. Mrs. Childs was an icon of dignity. Maya
Angelou's poem, "Phenomenal Woman," fits Mrs.
Childs perfectly during her lifetime.
-.', MR. CLIFFORD LEROY BARTLEY-
Mr. Clifford Leroy Bartley was a resident of the ,.
Arlington area long before it became a part of
Jacksonville. Many wealthy blacks in the area
owned most of the land, especially the Regency Square area. Mr. -
Bartley was a Christian gentleman. I loved him and admired him for .
his consul as a Spiritual Advisor on the Emancipation Proclamation
Board. He was deeply interested in the performing arts and support-
ed my efforts teach neighborhood children to have an appreciation foi I
the Fine Arts. Mr. Bartley received his formal education in Duval County
Schools.. He was drafted into the United States Army and served in World War II. Mr.
.Bartley was honorably discharged from the Army in 1946. He returned to Jacksonville and
continued his education and graduated from Stanton High School. Mr. Bartley met Lillian
Tyson and they were married in June 1948. He and his wife became the proud parents of
nine children. They were blessed with 15 grandchildren and 13 great-grand children. He
loved his children dearly and instilled in them his strong work ethic and the value of a good
education. Mr. Bartley had been involved with the U.S. Postal Service. He was a Deacon
in the Regency Seventh Day Adventist Church and was active in nursing home visitation and
In closing, I leave a quote from the Psalm of Life in remembrance of my four departed
friends--Marvyne Betsch, Maurice H. Barnett, Azzie Lee Childs, and Clifford Leroy
Bartley. "Lives of great men all remind us that we should live our life sublime and parting
leaves behind us footprints on the sands of time."
FL.ORInA STA R
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nAUL C-4fliA -2AR--
A Cultural Heritage Weekend in Nassau County
a.k.a. Queen Quet the
Chieftess of the
will lead an annual cele-
bration of Cultural
Heritage Weekend in
Nassau County, September
30-October 2, 2005.
Queen Quet is a noted
author and -historian. She
graduated in the top ten of
her class with degrees in
mathematics and computer
science from New York's
Fordham and Columbia
activities will take place
throughout Nassau County
starting in Nassauville at
the Historic. Little Mount
Olive Church and ending
on American Beach.
Nassauville is located
along the western bank of
the Amelia River that
seperates Amelia Island
from the Atlantic shore-
line. The program begins
at 7:00 p.m., Friday,
September 30 with a fel-
lowship circle, Saturday's
activities will leave .from
Little Mount Olive Church
making stops in O'Neal,
Yulee, Piney, Callahan and
at Kings Ferry concluding
with worship on the St.
Mary's River at 4:00 p.m..
A "Wailing Women
Worship by the Sea" in
memory of Marvyne
Betsch "The Beach Lady"
will conclude the weekend
activities at 4:00 p.m..,
Sunday on American
The Beach Lady was an
active member of the
Gullah/hee National, a
coalition of ancestral Sea
Island African Americans
from the coasts of the
Carolinas, Georgia and
Florida. For additional
information please call,
904-277-2606. All activi-
ties are free and open to
Marquetta Goodwine "Queen Quet"
Get Ready For The Stone Crab Season,
One of Florida's most
prized seafood delicacies,
stone crab claws, will be
available at your local
seafood retailer beginning
Stone crab season
opens October 15th each
year and runs through
May 15.The majority of
Florida stone crab claws
are commercially harvest-
ed off the southern tip of
Florida's peninsula from
Sarasota to Fort
Stone crabs are har-
vested for their mouth-
watering claws and only
the claws of the stone crab
are removed. The stone
crab is then returned to
the water where it will
regenerate new claws
within 18 months. In
2004, nearly three million
pounds of stone crab
claws with a dockside
value of more than $26
million were harvested in
Stone crab claws are
cooked immediately after
harvest, and sold either
fresh cooked or frozen.
Fresh cooked can be
eaten within three to four
days if packed in ice or
stored in the coldest part
of a refrigerator. Be sure
to freeze only claws that
are completely intact and
free from cracks in the
shell. The thick shell will
protect the meat for up to
six months in a home
freezer. Thaw the claws in
the refrigerator, allowing
12 to 18 hours for them to
thaw completely. The
quality will be compro-
mised if they are thawed
under running water or at
The sweet tasting meat
of Florida stone crab
claws is delicious unsea-
soned, with melted butter
or your favorite sauce. To
crack the shell, use a.crab
cracker, a tool you can
purchase at your local
kitchen supply or depart-
ment store, or the back of
a heavy spoon. Remove
the cracked shell pieces,
leaving the meat attached
to the moveable pincer.
Don't forget there is plen-
ty of delicious meat in the
knuckle of the claw. The
meat can also be picked
from the claws and used
as an ingredient in other
2.5 pounds of cooked
stone crab claws yield 1
pound of meat.
Florida stone crabs can
be purchased at your local
seafood market, super-
market or from suppliers
and fishermen that sell on-
line. Many restaurants
also feature this crab
treasure during the sea-
son. When shopping for
stone crab claws, make
sure you ask for FLORI-
DA stone crab claws.
While there are other crab
claws similar in appear-
ance, they do not have the
delicious flavor of Florida
stone crab claws. It is hard
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and former presidential candi-
date Al Sharpton, has with-
drawn two "Dream Keepers"
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of the n-word, "monkey," "boy"
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Jags Will Try To Ride Broncos After Downing Jets
Leftwich went 16-of-23 for
2-.177 yards with one touch-
H "..-- down and one interception to
lead the Jacksonville Jaguars
past the New York Jets 26-20
Sunday, September 25 in
East Rutherford, N.J.
touchdown to Jimmy Smith in
overtime for the win. Smith
got past David Barrett on the
S, winning score, his second
yron Leftwich catch of the day.
Fred Taylor had a career-high 37 carries for 98 yards and
a touchdown for the
The Jets relied
on their defense to
havekeep. them in the
,"two turnovers into
-2: 10 points.
ball in the first two
had three turnovers,
Jimmy Smith including one when
they seemed to
have the game in hand.
With a 20-17 lead, Jacksonville got a drive going, but
David Barrett changed everything with 3:17 remaining in
regulation. After Leftwich completed a 3-yard pass to
Reggie Williams, Barrett stripped the ball and Barrett
scooped it up, racing 30 yards to the Jacksonville 21 to set
up the tying field goal.
Mike Nugent's 25-yard field goal to knotted the game at
20. The kick came after an officials review overturned a
called touchdown-- replays showed Wayne Chrebet bobbled
the 7-yard pass from Pennington
The Jaguars have sold their remaining non-premium tick-
ets for Sunday's regular season game against the Denver
Broncos, allowing the game to be televised locally on
WTEV-47. Kickoff is scheduled for 1:00.
There are still a limited number of Club Seats and visit-
ing team allocated tickets are available. The Jaguars ticket
office will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday
and 10:00 a.m. until kickoff on Sunday.
Women's Basketball Player
Collapses And Dies In Arizona Nevada Officials Studying Fighter Safety
Shawntinice Polk a
center and a top
player at the University
of Arizona, collapsed at
the McKale Center in
Tucson, Ariz., on
Monday, September 26
and died university
Polk,, a three-time i
and two-time honor-
able mention all- .
had not been working
out or practicing Shawntinice Polk
when she collapsed
about midmorning Monday.
"There was not a workout involved, there was not a prag-
tice involved, she just was not feeling well" when she arrived
at the McKale Center, athletic director Jim Livengood said.
The 22-year-old Polk, a 6-foot-5, 225-pound senior, had
asthma, Livengood said, declining to say whether the col-
lapse was related to that ailment. He said it was premature to
talk about a cause of death. Polk's body was taken to the
Pima County Medical Examiner's office for an autopsy, a
"We lost a dear, dear friend in Shawntinice Polk this
morning," university president Peter Likins said, his voice
breaking. Polk is survived by her mother, Johnny Little, four
older brothers and two older sisters.
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boxing officials have formed
a panel to look into the death
this week of Leavander
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The head of the Nevada
State Athletic Commission
said the panel --composed of
three former commission
chairmen, a state assembly-.
man and a doctor-- will
Lincoln (MO) 17, Edward Waters 13
Bethune-Cookman 63, Norfolk State 61 40T
Florida A&M 12, Tennessee State 7
Charleston (WV) 17, West Virginia State 14 -
Clark Atlanta 52, Lane 20 -
Tuskegee 13, Arkansas-Pine Bluff 9
Webber International 49, Concordia 7 -
Jackson State 33, Miss Valley State 14
Shaw 49, Livingstone 27
Hampton 44, Morgan State 14
NC Central 38, Bowie State 19
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study recent injuries in the
ring and try to come up with
ways to make the sport safer.
"We want to make
absolutely sure our proce-
dures and protocols reflect
the lbest possible thinking
regarding the health and
safety of fighters while in
the ring," said commission
Former chairman Sig
Rogich will serve as chair-
man of the panel. Avansino
asked the committee to meet
within 30 days and report
findings to him by April 1,
The panel was formed in
the wake of Johnson's death
Thursday, five days after he
was seriously injured in a
lightweight title fight at the
MGM Grand hotel-casino.
His death was the sixth in
the ring in Las Vegas since
1994. In the last four
-months, two boxers have
died and two others had
Avansino said the com-
mittee will discuss proce-
dures involving fight stop-
pages, and will consider new
medical technologies and
better equipment to protect
UNF Hosts Free Scrimmage
For Orlando Magic Fans
In The Campus Arena
JACKSONVILLE, Fla.--It's tip-off time for basket-
ball at the University of North Florida.
UNF will host a free Orlando Magic scrimmage at
6:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 8 at the campus Arena.
Public parking is $3.
The scrimmage will be the culmination of a six-day
training camp for the Orlando Magic, marking the eighth
time that the Magic have held camp at UNF. Practices
will be held at the UNF Arena October 4-9 and are closed
to the public.
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Langston 49, Paul Quinn 13 Final
Howard 39, Savannah State 21 -
Winston-Salem State 31, Virginia Union 0 -
Alabama A&M 42, Allen 0 -
Alabama State 38, Alcorn State 3
Coastal Carolina 24, Delaware State 6 -
Kentucky State 31, Morehouse 22 -
Texas College 47, Georgia State 0
West Chester 64, Cheyney 0
Northwestern (LA) State vs. Texas Southern -
Natchitoches, LA cancelled
Southern vs. Albany State Baton Rouge, LA -
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1. What bodies of water was Canadian Vicki Keith the first to swim across?
2. How many national football championships did Woody Hayes take to the grave with
3. What dapper golfer inked a $675,000 contract with NFL Properties to wear NFL duds?
4. What Super Bowl winning team's best-selling poster pictured its tuxedo-clad offensive
line with a huge hog?
5. How many games did the Minnesota Twins take to beat the St. Louis Cardinals in the
1987 World Series?
6. What four women won all the Wimbledon singles titles from 1978 to 1988?
7. What Heisman Trophy winner once struck out 21 times in a row playing baseball for
8. What Olympic hockey coach told his 1980 team: "Gentlemen, you don't have enough
talent to win on talent alone"?
9. What country's athletes won the gold, silver and bronze medals in the 1500-meter final
at the 1980 Summer Olympics?
10. What American League baseball team's 1988 roster included the names Lemon,
Nokes and Walewander?
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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.
BURGLARY-On Sunday, September 25, 2005 at 11:30 p.m. a police offi-
cer was dispatched to the 200 block of May Street (R. W. Townsend
Construction), in reference to a burglary of a business. Upon arrival,
police officer observed a 63-year-old male (suspect), inside the fenced
construction trailer. The suspect was throwing a silver portable stereo
out of the broken window. Two officers jumped the fence and went to
the front of the construction trailer. The suspect was still inside the
trailer. The K-9 officer commanded the suspect to come out and the
suspect crawled out of the window. The suspect was read his rights. He
stated that he crawled under the fence to get to the construction trailer.
The suspect refused to say anything else about the incident. It appeared
the suspect broke the glass window on the construction trailer and
crawled into the window, The suspect was arrested, and transported to
jail, and charged with a felony.
POSSESSION OF A CONCEALED FIRE ARM-On Sunday,
September 25, 2005 at 9:45 p.m. While on patrol, a JSO officer
observed a vehicle traveling north in the 2900 block of N. Liberty St.
The vehicle made a left turn into the Shell convenience store parking
lot at 3020 N. Liberty St., without using a turn signal. The police offi-
cer also noticed the vehicle had no tag lights. The police officer then
conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle in the parking lot. As the offi-
cer approached the vehicle, he discovered that neither the driver or the
passenger were wearing their seat belts. The police"officer then
observed a "Remington UMC" ammunition box under the driver's left
leg. The officer then called for assistance, and two other officers
arrived. The officer then removed the passenger from the vehicle, and
he told the officer there was a gun under the seat. The driver was then
removed from the vehicle, and detained because he did not have a con-
cealed weapon permit. One of the assisting officers retrieved two
firearms and a box of ammunition from under the driver's seat. One of
the guns was fully loaded with a round in the chamber. The co-defen-
dant and suspect, told the police officer the do not belong to them and
they do not know how they go under their seats. The suspect and co-
defendant were read their rights, arrested, transported to jail, and
charged with a felony.
ARRESTED FOR STEALING MAD-DOG 20/20 WINE-On
Sunday, September 25, 2005 at 11:36 a police officer responded to a
burglary call at 2854 Phillips Highway, to a locked storage shed where
merchandise was stored. Upon arrival, a witness told the police officer
that he observed a 36-yeai-old male (suspect) break into the business,
and take a large amount soft drinks, bottle water, and M/D 20/20 wine.
The suspect's nickname is "Real" and "New York." The witness told
the police officer that he would be willing to testify against the suspect.
The suspect was observed walking down the street next to the City
Center Motel with a shopping cart full of beer, water, wine, sodas, and
cigarettes. The suspect was trying to sell the items to numerous people.
The police officer observed the suspect walking in the parking lot of
City Center Motel at 2414 Phillips Highway. The suspect was taken
into custody, and advised of his rights. When questioned about the
offense, the suspect denied being involved in the burglary. The wit-
ness told the police officer that he knows the suspect, and that he saw
him take the items. The suspect was arrested, and transported to a pre-
trial detention facility, pending a felony charge.
POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE-On Sunday,
September 25, 2005 at 11:58 p.m., a police officer was dispatched to
226 6th St. Avenue South in reference to a possible drug activity. Upon
arrival, police officer made contact with a 30- year- old female (sus-
pect), who was a passenger in a vehicle parked in the driveway. During
contact with the suspect the officer asked if she had any drugs and
weapons ori her and she replied "no." The police officer then asked the
suspect if she would allow her purse to be searched. She replied, "No,
go ahead." A search of the suspect's purse revealed a marijuana ciga-
rette. When the suspect observed the officer remove the marijuana cig-
arette from her purse she stated, "oh well I smoke weed." The suspect
was arrested for possession of marijuana less than 20 grams, transport-
ed to jail, and charged with a misdemeanor. The marijuana was placed
in the property room for evidence.
CASHING WORTHLESS CHECKS-On Monday, September 26,
2005 at 12:28 a. m. a JSO officer while on patrol, conducted a traffic
stop for unlawful speed on a 30-year-old female (suspect) driving a
vehicle in the 13700 block of Atlantic Blvd. A subsequent check on
the suspect revealed an outstanding warrant for a worthless' check of
$150.00. ECO Durham confirmed the warrant with the Jacksonville
Sheriff's Office. The police officer placed the suspect under arrest for
the outstanding warrants The suspect's vehicle was towed by Auto
Store Towing. The suspect was arrested, transported to jail, and
charged with a misdemeanor.
ASSAULT WITH A DEADLY WEAPON-On Sunday, September 25,
2005 at 8:26 p.m. a police officer was dispatched to 7500 103rd St.
(Hollywood Video), in reference to an aggravated assault. Upon
arrival, police officer met with a 39-year-old female (victim #1), who
said that a 49 -year-old male (suspect) approached her as she exited her
vehicle at the store. She told the police officer that the suspect asked
her had she seen a set of keys. She replied no and continued walking
toward the store. The suspect then asked victim #1 if she could let him
borrow fifty cents to use the pay phone. She replied no, and continued
walking toward the store. Victim #2 then exited the vehicle and asked
the suspect to leave victim #1 alone. The suspect and victim #2 then got
into a confrontation on the parking lot. The suspect told victim #2 the
he would be back. The suspect then left the scene on a bicycle and
returned to the store in about one minute with a brown handle gun in
his front waist The suspect opened the door of the 'business and told
victim #2, "come outside, I'm back. I'm gonna kill you." Victim #1
walked outside the store and asked the suspect to leave them alone. The
suspect then pulled out a revolver and said, "I'm gonna kill that nigga."
The suspect waved the gun in victim #2's face and continued yelling,
"I'm gonna kill you nigga." The victims felt threatened when they saw
the gun, and thought the suspect was going to shoot them. A witness
saw the suspect with the gun as he placed it in a wooded area behind
the store. A search for the gun in the area yielded negative results. The
victims and the witness positively identified the suspect. The police
officer read the suspect his rights, He said that victim #2 called him a
"P ._____ Nigga" and he thought that victim #2 wanted to fight. He
said the he never had a gun. The suspect was arrested, and transported
to jail, and charged with a felony.
Your Weekly Horoscope
(OCTOBER 1, 2005-OCTOBER 7, 2005)
ARIES (March 21 to
April 19)This is
a week of happy
or professional, you'll be
pleased. Later in the week,
remember to answer e-mails
and other correspondence.
TAURUS (April 20 to
May 20) Your
leads you to take
up a new hobby.
This could easily become a
profitable venture. Perfect
GEMINI (May 21 to
June 20) When I
you're tempted to
lose your temper,
take a deep
breath. Meditation helps as
well. Whatever you do,
avoid a major blow-up with
that certain annoying co-
CANCER (June 21 to
July 22) You
tackle a new task
\\ithli gusto. This
you through the week. Over
the weekend, a friendly
sports competition is satisfy-
LEO (July 23 to
August 22) You
career strides this
week. This is fol-
lowed by a temporary set-
back. Relax; this is over-
VIRGO (August 23
to September 22) You
f T l week on back-to-
for the kiddies.
You'll be pleased when you
won't have to blow the
budget. This weekend, a
short trip pleases the entire
23 to October 22) Don't
give in to gloom and doom.
Your mood is
when things turn
around by week's end.
23 to November 21)
was worrying you
Once you', realize
that, you're on a productive
roll. Later in the week, you
achieve a leadership posi-
tion at work.
(Noiember 22 to
matters are still a
priority, you still
accomplish much at work.
You get a welcome break
midweek, though. Enjoy it;
you deserve it!
to January 19)
Take your time
plotting a course
of action on that work .proj-
ect. Be sure all the details
are in place. Then you can
proceed with confidence.
(January 20 to
feel as though you
live out of a suit-
case. Travel, though, is nec-
essary for what you want to
accomplish. Over the week-
end, pay attention to a
19 to March
20) Feel free to
news you receive
is good and benefits the
whole family. Later, it's back
to the old grind.
Vereen, October 10; Joan
Cusack, October 11; Hugh
Jackman, October 12;
Kenyan Man Takes Iowa
Citizenship Oath, Wins Lottery
DES MOINES, Iowa A man who immigrated from
Kenya to the United States found prosperity beyond his
expectations on the day he became a U.S. citizen.
Shortly after Moses Bittok, of West Des Moines, took
the oath of citizenship on Friday, he discovered he had a
$1.89 million winning ticket from the Iowa Lottery's Hot
"It's almost like you adopted a country and then they
netted you $1.8 million," Bittok said Monday as he
cashed in his ticket. "It doesn't happen anywhere I
guess only in America."
Bittok said he took the citizenship oath at the federal
building in Des Moines Friday then went shopping with
his family. They stopped at a gas station to check his lot-
tery ticket from the Sept. 21 drawing.
"For some reason, I'm calm," he said. His wife,
Bittok, 40, an officer at the Iowa Correctional
Institute for Women in Mitchellville, said he doesn't
know exactly what he will do with his winnings, but a
college fund for the couples 4-year-old daughter, Mindy,
is top priority.
Bittok chose to receive his winnings in 25. annual
payments of about $52,920 after taxes.
He came to the U.S. to attend college in Minnesota,
then moved to Iowa to take the job at the women's
He had purchased the winning ticket at a West Des
Moines grocery store, where he once worked part time.
Hot Lotto tickets are sold in Iowa, Minnesota,
Montana, New Hampshire, South Dakota and West
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Small Business Center
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