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1lt. Olive Primitive Baptist
Church Commenced 123rd
Anniversary With Voice
Of Ton.) Hill 'From The Hill'
Shown here is one of the honoree with her sis-
ters- Seated from left, sister, Esther Simmons,
honoree Loretta Simmons; standing, sister
Delores Brookfield, Los Angeles, Calif.
T h e
of Mt. Loretta Simmons, Mr. John & Mrs. Willie
Mae Hayes and Mrs. Ira Kate Williams.
of service and or outstanding service to kingdom
cMt Olivehur c continued on h"s
1 2 3 r d Senator Tony Hill
anniversary and Spelman Student Andrea Franklin
were Mrs. Loretta Simmons, Mr. John & Mrs. Willie
Mae Hayes and Mrs. Ira Kate Williams.
The selected persons are honored for their length
of service and or outstanding service to kingdom
Mt. Olive continued on A-7
Four Males Arrested For Home
Invasion-Two Were Teens
Staphaghn Slaughter Tony Wingard
MANDARIN, Fla. It was early Tuesday morning
when four masked men entered a home on Pine Acres
Road and shot Joshua Driscoll, 19, four times. The bul-
lets caused injury to his arm and abdomen. He was shot
four times in the arm and once in the stomach, according
to the arrest report.
The victim advised the officers that he was asleep
when he heard his door being kicked in. Immediately,
four black males, wearing ski masks and gloves, entered
the house. *
They ransacked the house and after a brief period,
took off their gloves. The victim, however, was able to
recognize the voice of one of the suspects, Tony L.
Wingard, 20. Several items were taken from the home,
Two of the suspects, Tony Wingard, 20, and
Staphaghn S. Slaughter, 18, are adults.
The other two suspects that participated in the event,
were 14 and 16, and may be brothers, since they were
both born in Savannah, Georgia, have the same last name
and live at the same address.
The suspects were driving a white Dodge Intrepid,
which had been reported as stolen.
About one-half hour after the invasion and after the
victim had been flown to Shands-Jacksonville, the vehi-
cle was spotted and chased across the St. John River and
through downtown Jacksonville before it crashed at the
corner of 8th and Boulevard, near Shands-Jacksonville.
All four were captured after a short chase. They
admitted to the invasion.
Although only one of the suspects was charged with
auto theft, all four were charged with armed home inva-
SWAT Team Captures Armed Robbery Suspect
-- As three adults and a
three-year-old were about
to exit their vehicle, one of
the victims started to
remove his daughter from
her car seat when Maurice
Christopher Green, whom
he recognized, approached
him. Green, 27,
approached the victim and
started talking about
money, according to the
The suspect had a
gun, and ordered the vic-
tim to the ground.
The victim placed his
daughter back into the
vehicle and complied.
The suspect then
removed his wallet and as
the victim's wife attempted
to exit the car, he took her.
The third victim tried to
exit and the suspect fired
his handgun and took the
Ritz Chamber Players Enjoy 'Sold Out' Performance In Miami
Jacksonville's own Ritz
Chamber Players enjoyed
their Florida debut with
the Greater Miami Chapter
of Links 50th Anniversary.
Prior to the concert, two
NEWS IN BRIEF
IRS reported that
there are a large number
of taxpayers who are
funds did not make it to
their owners. If you think
you may be owed funds,
call The Florida Star and
leave your zip code so
that we can provide such
information to our read-
Florida College Saving
Plan Now Available
Two state organiza-
tions, the Florida
Department of Health and
the Florida Prepaid
College.Board have unit-
ed to educate Floridians
about the importance of
immunization and saving
DOH will help distrib-
ute Prepaid brochures to
its Women, Infants and
Children clinics. In
return, Florida Prepaid
will help distribute
information on immu-
"Our children's health
and education are life-
long investments, and
you can never begin too
soon said DOH Secretary,
certs were held at Miami
Northwestern Senior High
School, sponsored by Blue
Cross and Blue Shield of
Florida. They also per-
formed at Florida
Memorial University Lou
With, the prepaid plan,
parents can lock in the
current cost of college
tuition, local fees and
dormitory housing for a
Once signed, the pay-
ment never increases and
any family member can
purchase the plan.
Florida's Prepaid College
Plan is the largest in the
U.S. Enrollment started
October 17 and will con-
tinue until January 31,
2006. The next enroll-
ment period is next fall.
Senators ask Bill
Collectors to Stop
Rawls Center for the
Performing Arts and were
the guest at the home of
the Senior Vice President
and General Counsel for
Ritz continued on A-7
U. S. senator Bill
Nelson learned that
the Pentagon is using
collection agencies to
ed soldiers, sailors,
airmen and Marines to
pay for their helmets
and other equipment
lost in battle.
Some of these serv-
ice members have had
their finances black-
ened by negative
reports to credit
The senators have
Rumsfeld to cease this
third victim's wallet from
The suspect then left
the victims and went to his
Atlantic Boulevard apart-
ment and barricaded him-
self in the apartment.
The SWAT team was
called out and the suspect
was removed from the
apartment. All of the vic-
tims positively independ-
ently identified the suspect Maurice Green
as Maurice Green. Suspect
Black Press Gets
Moment At Rally
The black press got its
moment at the Millions More
Movement rally, reported
Richard Prince of the Maynard
Institute. George E. Curry, edi-
tor-in-chief of the National
... Newspaper Publishers
Association denounced the
white-owned press and pleaded
for support to "make our Black
media stronger." said Prince.
Curry told the crowd, "I am
proud to be a journalist but I am
George Curry not proud of how my profession
has performed its duties.
Speaking about the reports on Katrina, he said,
"While NNPA-member newspapers were publishing sto-
ries about Black churches and ordinary citizens doing
extraordinary things to help their brothers and sisters,
the White-owned media was obsessed with stories about
the limited number of victims looting while ignoring the
massive looting that was taking place at the gas
pump...It becomes easier to dismiss the plight of the
needy when labels can be hung on them," said Curry....
"We can't rely on anyone else to tell our story. Our Black
media, like other institutions in our community, are
under attack. We've already lost Motown, we lost
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The Katrina Bill of Rights: Putting People First
Marc H. Morial, President/CEO, National Urban League
As we Americans begin
the arduous task of recover-
ing from the wreckage of
Hurricanes Katrina and Rita,
the devastating earthquake in
Pakistan and the floods and
mudslides triggered by furi-
ous rainstorms in Guatemala
are terrible reminders that
momentous natural calami-
ties can occur to any people,
to any nation, at any time.
Millions of Americans, too,
now know what it is to be
marooned amid widespread
destruction and to look
around and realize that, sud-
denly, all that is left of the
many places and people that
made up one's life are memo-
Hurricane Katrina caused
the most damage: It literally
washed away my hometown
of New Orleans-and the
hometowns of thousands of
others throughout the Gulf
But, in the wake of the
disaster, the American peo-
ple's compassion and inven-
tive generosity shone bright-
I saw that inspiring
response firsthand on Labor
Day when I visited the
Houston Astrodome with for-
mer Presidents George H.W.
Bush and Clinton, and saw
how a great city and hundreds
of its citizens opened their
hearts to those in need. I was
hopeful then-and I remain
hopeful-that the American
people, having seen the
inequities of poverty, realize
now is the time to not only
rebuild the Gulf region but to
confront all the dimensions of
the problems Hurricane
Katrina laid bare.
This is a seminal moment
in American history. We have
the opportunity not just to
build new buildings and
stronger levees but to correct
the mistakes of the past and
make the Gulf region a place
where there really is equal
opportunity for all. Part of the
National Urban League's
contribution to the effort is to
propose a "Katrina Bill of
Rights"-a framework for the
actions that Congress should
take now to protect the vic-
tims and ease their burdens.
The Katrina Bill of Rights
is based on the principle that
the citizens of the Gulf Coast,
no matter where they are
now, have: the right to feder-
al aid in their effort to recov-
er from the hurricane; the
right to vote in the jurisdic-
tions from which they were
driven; the right to return to
their places of residence; the
right to take part in the
rebuilding of the Gulf region;
and the right to be helped in
their pursuit of a meaningful
opportunity to work.
Thus, first, Congress must
establish a Katrina Victims
Compensation Fund, as it did
for victims of the 9/11 terror-
ist attacks, to compensate
those Americans throughout
the Gulf region who have lost
most or all of their posses-
sions and their livelihoods.
Congress should also provide
federal disaster unemploy-
ment assistance to the
halfmillion people there
who've lost jobs because of
Second, we must ensure
that the hundreds of thou-
sands displaced from
Louisiana, Alabama, and
Mississippi continue to have
full voting rights in their
home states so that they have
the voice they want in the
rebuilding of their communi-
ties. Third, precisely because
the Gulf now faces the
extraordinary challenge of
reconstructing a ruined infra-
structure and gathering its
displaced population-a sig-
nificant number of whom
lived in desperate poverty-we
must not "pay for Katrina" by
cutting Medicaid, increasing
Medicare premiums, and gut-
ting rural economic develop-
Instead, we should give
local residents first choice on
reconstruction jobs and con-
tracts-with the goal that 50
percent of all contracts
should go to local contractors
and 40 percent of all con-
tracts should go to minority
contractors: because there's
no better anti-poverty pro-
gram than a good job.
To insure that all those
now displaced can afford to
return home, Congress :
should institute a federal tax
holiday for three years for
those with annual incomes
under $50,000 a year; and it
should protect homeowners
and others from negative
directly caused by the hurri-
We also must ensure that
fair wages are paid and fair-
ness in the workplace is
upheld: the prevailing wage
and affirmative action laws
which have been suspended
must be restored. Civil rights
and equality of opportunity
are not "red tape" to be cut
when times are tough. There
should be no more federal
contracts granted until these
guarantees are put back in
Obviously, I can do little
in this space but sketch the
breadth of the suggestions
our Katrina Bill of Rights
What's most important is
to not lose sight of what's at
stake here. Hurricane Katrina
laid waste to the landscape of
the Gulf region, and revealed
the lack of opportunity and
the poverty that afflicts far
too many there.
Now, America has the
chance to set things right; to
rebuild a treasured part of our
country so that it lives up to
the nation's highest ideals.
The great effort that will
require can be an example of
the nation we want to- and
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[ Faith In Our Community
-Schedule of Events and Services-
ANNUAL HARVEST DAY-Central Metropolitan CME
Church will celebrate Annual
Harvest Day on October 23, at
10:45 a.m. The speaker will be the
new Presiding Elder of the
Jacksonville/Orlando District of
the Christian Methodist Episcopal
Church, Rev. Donnell R. Jones.
Presiding Elder Jones is the former
Pastor of Southside CME Church
in Birmingham, AL. He is a
native of Richmond, CA. and is
married to Rev. Christine Jones.
The couple has three children. The Rev. Donnell R.
public is invited to attend and cele- Jones
brate the occasion with the congregation. .Sis. Jacquelyn
Johnson, Chairperson. Rev. John W. Walker, Jr., Pastor.
THE YEAR AFTER JUBILEE-A NEW BEGINNING-
The Northside Church of Christ located at 4736 Avenue B
will celebrate two events Novemiber 5-13--it's 51st
Anniversary and its 28th Annual Homecoming. "A New
Beginning" is the theme. The celebration begins on
Saturday, November 5, 12':00 p.m.-5:00 p.m., with a free fish
fry at the church. Activities have been planned for small
children, teenagers, and adults including a mega slide, fun
house, jumping games, and honey drippers. The week-long
Re6 ival will be held November 6-10, at 7:00 p.m. Samuell
Pounds of Rockford, IL, and Orpheus Heyward of Atlanta,
GA are the speakers.. An invigorating Songfest will be held
on Saturday night November 12 at the. Prime Osborne
Convention Center beginning at 6:00 p.m. November 13 is
Homecoming Day. Activities include an Annual
Breakfast.Program 6:00 a.m.-8:30 a.m.; Worship Serx ices at
8:45 a.m. and 10:45 a.m.; the Annual Homecoming Dinner
12:45 p.m.-2:30 p.m.: Annual Homecoming Program 2:45
p.m.-4:30 p.m.: and Group Singing 4:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m. For
more information, call the Northside Church of Christ at
UNITED EFFORT DAY-The members of Greater Grant
Memorial A.M.E. Church. 5533 Gilchrist Rd., invite the
public to celebrate and enjoy United Effort Da\ activities. A
Carnival of Fun featuring food and fellowship for the entire
family as well as face painting, games, and a Playstation
competition for teenagers. Worship sern ices will be held on
Sunday, October 23. "'Behold. Ho\% Good and Pleasant It Is
When Brothers And Sisters Dwell In Unity" iPsalm 133:1).
is the theme. The Pastor, Rev. Tony DeMarco Hansberr), is
the speaker foi the ":45 a.m. Worship Service. Bishop
McKinley Young is the speaker for the 11:00 a.m. sern ice.
CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION '100 YEARS OF
KINGDOM BUILDING'-The public is invited participate
in Saint Andrew A.M.E. Church's Centennial Celebration on
October 24-26. Sen ices \1ill be held nightly at 7:00 p.m.
Former pastors will be honored. Re\. John W.-Jones, Jr. will
be honored on Monda\. October 24: Rev. Eugene Mobley,
Sr. on Tuesday,. October 25, and Rev. Amos Rose on
Wednesday. October 26. A gala Centennial Banquet \will be
held on Frida\, October 28, 7:00 p.m. at The Jacksonville
Beaches Women's Club located at 1315 Second Avenue
North. For the donation amount and to RSVP, call St.
Andrew A.M.E. Church or Sis. Peggy Rice Johnson at (904)
744-9192. Rex. Dr. William J. Simmons, Pastor.
WOMEN'S REVIVAL-All women are invited to come, be
blessed, healed. delivered. set free and made whole during
the Women's Revi\al to be held on October 21-23 at
Believers In Christ Christian Center located at 11565-107 N.
Main St. Stormy Cleveland will be featured In concert on
Friday. October 21 at ":00 p.m.- The featured speakers oni
Saturday. October 22 at 8:00 a.m. are Evangelist PhIllis
Churn and Pastor Nla\ bell Ragland of Atlanta, GA. Pastor
Deborah Bernard is the speaker for Sunday, October 23 at
SOUTHSIDE COMMUNITY FESTIVAL- The Southside
Community Da\ will feature a day of fun activities on
SaturdaN. October 29. 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. at Southside
Church of God In Christ. The church is located at 21'79
Emerson St. The festival includes games, vendors, food,
crafts, and entertainment.
I A.B. COLEMAN
H. P,. DIRECTOR
HO%% TO PLAN .A WAKE
I lnfirm friends arnd fai,1',
ihi a l :'.ed one hl.s p.,.rced .a'.,. .ir
let them Ino..' ithe d.ite. re ajnd plce
:.f the ..k i more :nenr lled "'. id ii
uon"l ThI, can also he d..h e b, plj-
Lng an ,.bunjt r in the !,..,: I neo.* paper
with the same information.
2. L hi ile funeral home know
when you wish to have the wake. The
hV.mc will prepare the body for view-
ing, and will see that any flowers sent
will be displayed during the visitation.
3. Display a guest book for peo-
ple it,. sign as they come in. This is
often pros ided b\ rlie funeral home, or
you can purchase your own. 4.
Bring some pictures of the deceased to
put on a table in the room, if desired.
People will appreciate seeing the per-
son as he or she appeared in life.
5..Plan to be present during the
visitation to greet friends and neigh-
SPECIAL WORSHIP SERVICE-Sword and Shield
Kingdom Outreach Ministry will hold a spirit-filled worship
Service on October 23, at 3:45 p.m. at Father's House
Conference located at 1820 Monument Rd., Building 2.
Participants include Sis. Donna Holland, Sis. Gladys Parrish,
Minister William G. Jennings, Rev. Melvin Stallworth,
Prophetic Minister Jim Davis, and Brother Lavert Allen.
The public is invited to attend. Rev. Mattie W. Freeman,
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR PRISON FELLOW-
SHIP MINISTRY-Ministeis. Missionaries, and Lay
Members are needed to give spiritual visitation to prisoners
(M\Iatthe\\ 25:36). Churches are needed to sponsor Angel.
Trees to gix e the children of prisoners lo\ s and clothes at
Christmas time. Teachers are also needed to tutor children
of prisoners in math and reading. Businessmen are needed
1o proxy ide training and jobs to released prisoners (_Matthew\
9:3"' Contact Sam Roberts at P. O. Bo\ 3"6'6, Fax (904)
"65-9214.email newsherrie2'i00i.\ ahoo.com or call (904)
994-1044. Monthly\ meetings are held on the fourth thursday
of each month 7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m. at watch h The Lamb
Ministries located at 2510 Soutel Dr. at llth Avenue. For
directions call 713-9100.
PARENT EMPOWERMENT CONFERENCE-Parents
are invited to a Parent Empo\ernment Conference on
Saturday, No% ember 12, 12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. at Nexv Bethel
AME Church, 1231 T\ler St. The conference is presented
b\ Ne\v Bethel ANIE Church, Rex. William H. Lamar. IV.
Pastor, and The Project Reach Foundation, Inc. Parents can
select two \workshops. The workshop choices are PNblic
Library Family Empowerment. Di'ersit\ and Justice.
Fathers NMake A Difference. D\inamic Mothering (Ho\ To be
An Effective Mother In The 21st Centum and Financial
Peace. For more information call (904 353-1822.
PASTOR JAMES B. SAIMPSON'S 20TH ANNIVER-
SARY-First Ne%\ Zion Nlissionary Baptist Church N\ ill cele-
brate on Saturda. October 29. at 6:00 p.m. at the Prime
Osborn Ill Convention Center, during an appreciation gala
honoring the Re\. Dr. James B. Sampson for 20 \ears of
anointed and dedicated pastoral leadership at the church.
Pastor Sampson is the spiritual father to many sons \\ho ha ve
accepted the role of minister, including his o\wn biological
son. Rev. James J. Sampson. He is a isionar\ and builder.
Nearly 10 years ago, he led the First Newv Zion Family from
Da\ is Street to its present location at 4835 Soutel Dr. Rex.
Sampson \xas very instrumental in obtaining the HOPE
Plaza and adjacent properties. which pro\ ide opportunities
for many businesses, organizations and empowerment
opportunities for people in the community. He continues to
sen e as President of the Baptist Ministers Alliance of Dut al
and adjacent counties, ser\xes on mania\ boards, and holds var-
ious positions of leadership in the community state, and
nation. For ticket information, please call the church office
at 1.904) 765-3111.
CONCERT-A free concert featuring the Concert Chorale of
Bethune-Cookman College, and presented by the NMary
NMcLeod Bethune Circle #1 (Mrs. Annie Mae McBride,
President.) will held at Simpson Memorial United Nlethodist
Church on October 23, at 4:00 p.m. The public is invited to
attend. The church is located at 1114 Cleveland St. Rex.
Moses H. Jolmson, Pastor.,
QUARTERLY DISTRICT ASSEMBLY-The Jackson% ille
District Church of God By Faith \\ill meet for the Quarterl)
District Assemnbl' on Thursday. October 27 and Friday,
October 28, at 7:30 p.m. and Saturda., October 30 at 6:00
p.m. at Ne\\ Dimensions Church Of God B\ Faith, 3142 W.
Edge'\ood A\e. Sam Roberts. District Reporter. ,Elder
Charles NMcGriff, Host Pastor. Dr. Harr J. Johnson, District
RIBAULT AND RAINES COMMUNITY WORSHIP
SERVICE-The Ribault High School Class of 1983 in\ ites
the public to attend a Worship and Praise Service at the
Ribault and Raines CommunitN Worship Sen ice on Sunday.
November 6, at S:00 a.m. in the Ribault Senior High
Auditorium. The Guest speaker will be Kenneth Nliddleton,
Pastor of One Lord. One Faith Christian Assembly. Also
featured %\ill be the Ribault Senior High Choir. This e\ent is
being sponsored to bring the Ribault and Raines community
together to praise God for his blessings and to gi\e both-
schools an opportunity to fello\ ship and stiengthen commu-
nit\ relations. The community, students, parents, fi ends and
all graduating classes of both schools are invited. .For more
information call Lctitia Flanders ,' "64-9924 or Edwin
Da\ is ,ir 924-6'20.
Listings are due the Tuiiesdan before the next issue. Email
submissions preferred. Send to:
bors who come to pay their respects
to the deceased and to the miiii.'.
6. PI., i n ..,ii.l.- i,i...ine ake
for the deceased away from the funer-
al home, if that is your pici:renoe
You can reserve a pub or restaurant,
or hold the wake in your home.
7. Provide beverages, food,
disposable cups, place settings, nap-
kins and plates if the wake is held in
your. home. Alcoholic beverages are
usually considered appropriate.
8. Greet guests, lay out the
food and drink, and spend the time.
toasting or otherwise remembering
"Our Aim Is Not to Equal, But Excel"
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The Church Directory
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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 fobr our sins... was buried and Rose again" (see I 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 Niii .T.i i.:".:w 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. Box3575, Jacksonville, Fla. 32206
Church Telephone: (904) 359-0661 Home: .(904) 358-8932 Cell: 710-1586
Sunday S hi...i .. .9 a.m.
v .,ri i ,i : _iln'p ... 1 1 m
Tie-idP; P': ci.1.- .tng & Bih.le Srud,." 1.,i p m
Thursday Joy Night,7:00 p.inm.
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
i WORSHIP CENTER
Dr. Lloyd S. Williams, Pastor
220 NE. 1st Ave. CHURCH-(386)-454-2367
P.O. Box 2187 HOME-(386) 454-8251
i 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.................6:00-8:00 p.m.
Prayer Meeting & Bible Study, Youth Bible Study & Activities
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"There's Always Something
Happening On The First Coast"
A Grand 85th Celebration
"The Lord has been good to us", stated family patri-
arch and mortuary businessman Mr. Alphonso West at a
grand, grand celebration of his (unbelievable as it may seem)
85th birthday. It was such a fun-filled evening and Mr. West
was as always exuberating with his classic wittiness. The
memories shared by his family, friends, colleagues and pas-
-tor were consistent in sharing his classic quotes. One mem-
orable quote was "Love many, trust few."
With son-in-law Real Estate Broker James Daniels
as emcee, a multitude of friends and family who traveled
from other Florida cities, Georgia, New York, Washington,
D.C. and Maryland, filled to capacity the Grand Ballroom at
the downtown Regency Hyatt to celebrate the 85th birthday
of Mr. West. An 'Eastsider.' the eastside was there to join in
Among the celebratory speakers were: Reverend
Rudolph McKissick, Sr., Lawrence Jones, Dr. William
Scott, niece, Ms. Beverly Shields, son, Dr. Bruce Demps
and the honoree's lovely wife, Mrs. Grace West. Assisting
Mrs. West with coordinating the event was daughter Mrs.
Deborah West Daniels. And it came as no surprise that
guests were encouraged to give donations to the Bethel
Baptist Institutional Church Katrina Relief Fund. In spite of
the requests the staff at Alphonso West Mortuary could not
miss the opportunity to express their love and appreciation
for their leader.
During Dr. Wendell Holmes' remarks he spoke of
what a wonderful business partner Mr. West had been before
'retiring'. Dr. Holmes stated, "There are buildings at both
Bethune Cookman College and Hampton Institute named
after me. I want to publicly acknowledge that that would not
have been possible without the support of the wonderful
business partner Mr. West was before he 'retired' (It's an
ongoing joke of the numerous times Mr. West has retired,
only to return to a full schedule). One could feel the love that
everyone has for Mr. West as each person spoke.
The beautiful recorded music of past decades and
the superb live musical interludes by saxophonist Aaron
Bing were marvelous! Mr. Bing's performance was a defi-
nite 'show stopper' and fortunate for us we were able to pur-
chase his latest CD on site.
,And then there was the superb 'Cosby Show' dance
routine performed to James Brown's Papa Don't Take No
Stuff by the West's grandchildren and great grandchildren.
We're told that the song truly typifies Mr. West's persona.
Among the very poignant moments during the birth-
day celebration was a beautifully narrated video of Mr.
West's life from childhood to his Navy days, community,
church and business involvements through the years, the
West's wedding photo, their children, grandchildren and
A grand celebration for a grand patriarch! Happy
85th birthday, Mr. West!
The Jacksonville Chapter, Links, Inc. presents its
Annual Walk for Hunger, Saturday, October 29th 9 am
- 11 am inside the Gateway Mall. The donation is $5.00.
Join the Links for a morning of fun and fitness. Enjoy great
music and receive the latest health, beauty and fitness tips
while completing two miles 8 laps inside the Gateway
Mall. For more information, call (904) 877 8156.
The Mayor's Commission on the Status of
Women is seeking nominations of women who made indeli-
ble impressions on the Jacksonville community through
their positive efforts. The commission will select four
women who have made contributions of lasting value to
honor during Women's History Month in March.
The 20th annual breakfast is scheduled for
Wednesday, March 8, 2006, in the UNF University Center
off Kernan Boulevard. The theme of the event is "The Faces
of Women: Celebrating 20 Years of Strength, Courage, Spirit
Nominations must be faxed by 5 p.m. or post-
marked no later than November 17. For more informa-
tion, please contact Ms. Vanessa Dari Boyer, poster
committee chair, at (904) 355-0000, Ext. 116, or Ms.
Lorrie DeFrank, mayor's liaison to the commission, at
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Get Carded Governor Bush Announce Release
Of 2004 FCAT For Fourth, Eighth Grades
Chris Busey (left), a political science major from Deltona, shakes hands with Holly
Gibbs, a journalism major from Key Largo, on the lawn of the Reitz Student Union
Wednesday. Gibbs and others were promoting www.getcarded.org, a University of
Florida club that tries to get people to sign up as organ donors. (Bob Bird/University of Florida)
Fla.-- "I just can't believe it!
Things are really falling into
place for me," exclaimed
Ereatha C. McCullough, a
recipient of this year's,
Florida Independent College
Fund's (FICF) Degree
Completer II Scholarship
Award. Based in Deland, the
purpose of FICF'S Degree
Completer II Scholarship is
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to offer a monetary award to
deserving students who have
expressed financial need and
are near.completion of earn-
ing a bachelor's degree from
one of Florida's accredited
colleges and universities.
(right) beams while accept-
ing her FICF Degree
Completer II Scholarship
Award from mentor Roscoe
Warren, Director of
Enrollment Management at
FMU. Ereatha is one of
Florida Memorial's most
noteworthy and motivated
seniors, balancing a major in
working full-time as a Data
Entry Representative in the
university's Office of
Admissions. "She impresses
Governor Jeb Bush and
Florida Department of
John L. Winn announced the
release of the Grades 4 and
8 Florida Comprehensive
Assessment Tests (FCAT).
The reading and mathe-
matics tests were actual
tests taken by students in
2005 and are no longer in
The release of these tests
follows last month's release
of the Grade 10 reading and
"Releasing the Grade 10
FCAT last month gave stu-
dents and parents further
insight into the test and
today's release of Grade 4
and 8 tests serves to enhance
the educational resources
already available," said
me with her unique ability to
multitask with a smile," stat-
ed Mr. Roscoe Warren,
Director of Enrollment
Management. "My co-work-
ers have. nothing but won-
derful things to say about
this young lady and we are
confident in her ability to
succeed in all of her pro-
When asked about her
prior college aspirations,
Ereatha is not shy about
admitting that she previous-
ly had "no initial desire to go
Her lack of interest in
pursuing a college education
quickly changed once she
was introduced to a repre-
sentative from Florida
Memorial who enticed her
As with the Grade 10
FCAT, the tests released
today are identical to the
tests taken by students with
two exceptions: questions
that will be used on future
tests were removed and
answer spaces were added
into the released tests.
Students typically use sepa-
rate sheets to record their
To maintain the integrity
of future tests, answer
documents for individual
students were not released.
Hundreds of printed and
online resources related to
the FCAT have been avail-
able for several years,
including annual releases of
sample questions and a
release of "half tests" in
The newly released tests
are additional resources for
with an attractive opportuni-
In September of 1985,
she met a recruiter named
Erma Williams who traveled
to her hometown high
school in Chicago, Illinois in
search of talented students
who would be interested in
accepting one of Florida
Memorial's available music
An opportunity to earn a
college degree in sunny
South Florida while pursu-
ing her passion to sing with
a gospel choir was a deal too
sweet to ignore.
The following fall, she
enrolled in Florida
Memorial to pursue her
interests in singing and
Ereatha McCullough (right) beams while accepting her
FICF Degree Completer II Scholarship Award from men-
tor Roscoe Warren, Director of Enrollment Management
students and parents.
The tests should only be
used to review questions and
passages, the difficulty of
questions and the length of
Students should not
memorize the questions or
use the test to determine
the subject area for future
To release previously
administered Grades 4, 8
and 10 tests, the state invest-
ed more than $3 million over
the past three year to devel-
op enough test questions to
retire and replace those
The cost of releasing one
test is approximately
This amount includes
increased development of
test questions, long-term
copyright permission for
reading passages, resources
to conduct reviews of addi-
tional questions, costs to
produce additional test
forms and score additional
test questions, and costs to
prepare the test document
for web release.
The cost of releasing six
tests annually (three grade
levels for two subject areas)
is approximately $2.1 mil-
If a Grade 10 test is also
released annually, the cost is
approximately $2.8 million.
Additional costs for the
increased staff and other
support resources would
also be necessary to monitor
and implement the
duction, and release activi-
The Department of
Education has included $3
million in its 2006-07 leg-
islative budget request to
support these activities.
Based on the availabili-
ty of funding and
resources, reading and math-
ematics tests for Grades 3, 7
and 9 will be released in
fall 2006, followed by read-
ing and mathematics tests
for Grades 5 and 6 in fall
Continuation of addition-
al funding would allow a
three-year rolling release of
tests to begin in 2008 with a
second release of the Grades
4, 8 and 10 FCAT.
The 2005 Grade 4 and 8
reading and mathematics
FCAT and answer keys are
available on the Department
of Education's website at
www. fldoe. org
Florida Independent College Fund Awards
Prestigious Scholarship To FMU Student
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They Marched For Unity, Social Justice
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"Congressman Kendrick B. Meek is joined by members
of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. in front of the U.S.
Capitol on September 26, 2005. Meek is a member of
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity. Members of Omega Psi Phi
Fraternity were in Washington, DC for the Annual
Omega Days in the Nation's Capitol." Leaders from
across the country met in Washington where they
attended various briefings and lobbied Members of
Congress on a variety of issues of importance to their
Members and the African-American Community. Also
shown with Congressman Meek, is U.S. Rep. William
Jefferson (LA) who is also a member of Omega Psi Phi
Fraternity and the fraternity's Grand Basileus, George
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pilgrimage," "his beauty,"
"it's electricity." "mN rededi-
cation," "your history."
These are the words men
and %women from all over the
nation used to describe the
Oct. 15 Millions More
Nlo\ement assemblage in
the nation's capital.
A crowd of at least
500,000 by some estimates
gathered at the National
Mall to participate in the
march designed to ignite a
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ed b\ Minister Louis
Farrakhan and the Nation of
Islam marking the 10th
anniversary of the Million
This Near's gathering
brought men, women and
youths of all walks of life,
and %%as a significant
moment for black leadership
as young entertainers joined
forces with Farrakhan and
other leaders to promote
unity and progression.
The Revs. Jesse Jackson
Sr. and Al Sharpton, scholar
and activist Cornel West,
NAACP President Bruce
Gordon, Detroit Mayor
Kwame Kilpatrick (a
Florida A&M University
graduate), music artists
Erykah Badu, Jadakiss,
Styles P. Kanye West and
Jim Jones, and entertain-
ment mogul Russell
Simmons were there.
"I am here to rededicate
myself for the ultimate pur-
pose," said Simmons, whose
Hip-Hop Summit Network
was founded because of
Farrakhan's speech in 2001.
"Wh\en Nou have this many
people in one place it's elec-
Jones, 29, said he felt he
was making a difference just
by being there. "People
always talk about what they
do for the 'hood, but I go to
the 'hood and I don't see it,"'
Jones said out of frustration.
"But I'm here. You can touch
me, y ou feel me. This is
where I am supposed to be."
IMany of the young peo-
ple said the) couldn't miss
the opportunity to be a part
Terry Muhammad of
Dallas said he belie\ ed "this
event would probably be the
last movement of this mag-
nitude that we may see in
Aashir S. Jabbar, 22, of
Tallahassee was inspired to
attend because he "\was con-
cerned w\\ith our nation."
"I felt that this mo\ ement
gave me a second wind to go
out into society and continue
the rebuilding. I believe that
I can make changes by fol-
lowing the instructions of
the Honorable Minister
Jabbar wasn't the only
motivated spirit from
Tallahassee who attended
the event. A caravan of
by the Nation of Islam 's
Committee for the march,
traveled 17 hours to get
Although threatened by
gray skies and rain clouds
before Farrakhan's much-
anticipated speech, the
Tallahassee delegation was
determined to hear the
words they tra\ eled so man\
miles to hear.
"The clouds shifted and
the sun came out as he began
to speak," said one of the
Tallahasseeans, pointing out
the sminbolism of the e\ ent.
Kajdijah Unity. 30. \\as
also part of the Tallahassee
Cara\ an. She had big plans
tfor the day.
"We're going to remix
the Constitution," Unitt said
about her desire to see
changes in this country. The
large number of black lead-
ership in attendance seemed
to also spark a few ideas
about the future presidency.
"We need a can of spray
paint so we can paint the
White House black," she
Along with the thou-
sands in attendance,
attentively as Farrakhan
spoke. He said. "The more
w e organize and the stronger
we are, the more demands
we can make on this
He also suggested build-
ing ministries of health and
human services, agriculture.
education, art and culture.
trade and commerce, justice,
information, science and
technology, defense, spirit
and community all over the
seemed to be a testament
that political unity not only
can grow leaders, but also
unite the people.
"These brothers are born
soldiers, but the\ are fight-
ing the \wrong %\ar,"
Farrakhan said. "I believe if
we fought hard enough we
could start our own political
party, P.O.P., Party of the
People or Party of the Poor."
Farrakhan also spoke
hea\ ily on the need for
emnpowennent, sla\e men-
talities. the government's
response to Hurricane
Katrina and equal rights. He
also spoke out against the
war in relation to the black
"If we can't get the same
rights, then stop taking our
tax dollars," he said. "Fight
3our o\%n %ar. Stop fighting
for what you are not."
Muhammad of Tallahassee.
Farrakhan's words did not
fall on deaf ears, and she
said she hopes the move-
ment will cause people to
Toledo To Examine Racial And Gang problems
TOLEDO, Ohio--The City of Toledo is stepping up efforts to examine it's troubles with
gangs. A feud between neighbors -- one white, one black -- over a dented car and kids tram-
pling on a yard simmered all summer, eventually touching off a riot. The violence erupted
Saturday, October 15 over an aborted white supremacist march and has moved leaders in a
community marred by race riots in the 1960s to once again talk about race relations and re-
examine efforts to combat gangs. "This is something that's going to be with us for a while,"
Mayor Jack Ford said Monday..
Police say the squabble between the two neighbors was the catalyst for the sidewalk
march planned by the National Socialist Movement. The neo-Nazi group said it wanted to
draw attention to gangs and crime in the neighborhood, once a thriving Polish community
that is now a mix of whites, blacks and Hispanics. A mob that included rival gang members
turned out Saturday to protest the supremacist group. But when the march was called off,
they turned their anger toward police who they thought were protecting the neo-Nazis.
Protesters looted and burned a corner bar, smashed the windows of a gas station and tossed
rocks and bricks at police. Twelve officers were injured, and 114 people were arrested.
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Elder Lee Harris and wife, Mrs. Betty Harris.
The keynote speaker was the Honorable Senator Anthony "Tony" Hill, the voice
from the hills of the Florida State Capital. Senator Hill message was very clear and
profound as he challenged the guest with the importance of being involved in
issues that are affecting their lives.
"It is important to be in the know of community and civic activities that are
impacting the lives of African Americans," he said. His message was also a
reminder that one must not allow minute issues to muddy the water, causing one to
make bad choices during elections. His message was powerful and a wake-up call
for all Americans who are compassionate and cares about the pains and hurt of oth-
Other program participants were the noble and wise Reverend S. S. Robinson,
Mrs. Delores "Dee" Woods, from the Real Sense Program, Ms. Clara McLaughlin
Criswell of The Florida Star, Ms. Linda Stevenson of Miami, with the Youth In
Action Program, Mr. Isaiah Rumlim of the NAACP & family and Mr. Ben & Diane
Goldsmith of Campus Crusade For Christ.
The 123rd Anniversary celebration continued with weekly services, from October
17th through Friday, October 21st. with guest pastors and churches.
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the Miami Herald, Robert and Priscilla at their Miami Shores home.
Season tickets are now on sale for the Ritz Chamber Players with the first
Jacksonville performance November 19, 2005.
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Johnson Hair Products in Chicago, BET sold out to Viacom, Time, Inc. has purchased
Essence and BlackVoices.com. "And it's going to get worse," he said.
"Over the next 50 years, the U. S. population is going to grow by 50 percent 90
percent of that growth will be among people of color. Only 7 percent of that growth
will be among Whites. That means and let's be very clear about this the only way
for media giants to grow will be by buying Black-owned companies.
.This is the time to make our Black media stronger so that we can continue to tell
our stories. The motto of the first Black newspaper in 1827 Freedom's Journal is
just as relevant today as it was 178 years ago: 'We wish to plead our own cause. Too
long have others spoken for us."
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UNF Presents 'We Got Issues'
In honor of Celebration of Women in the Arts, the University of North Florida
Women's Center, Florida Center for Public and International Policy and Student
Government present "We Got Issues," a play by award-winning director and play-
wright Noble Lee Lester, at 6 p.m. on Thursday, October 27, in the UNF Robinson
Theatre. Following the production, there will be a question and answer session with
Lester. This event is free and open to the public.
"We Got Issues" is a comedy about three lonely ladies vacationing in Las Vegas
who get thrown into a holding cell by casino security for fighting in a gambling mall
check-out isle. As they wait for local police, a fight breaks out between a rich, bored
Caucasian woman, a politically-minded African-American woman and wannabe star-
let Puerto Rican woman. Once in jail, they belittle each other with cultural and racial
improprieties. In the end, they become an odd, jet-set trio that travels the world
together as the best of friends.
Lester is an accomplished and award-winning actor, director and educator.
Hailing from New York City, Lester has worked with famous actors such as Samuel
L. Jackson and Morgan Freeman. He has also participated in numerous dramatic
roles for film, TV and theatre.
Visitors will need to stop by the parking booth, located off the St. Johns Bluff
Road entrance, to purchase a $3 parking pass for the event. For more information,
contact Lauren Fuino or Dr. Annabel Brooks at (904) 620-1270.
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General Public S5
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November 4. 7 p.m.
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