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|Section A: Main: Church|
|Section A: Main: Lifestyle|
|Section A: Main: State|
|Section A: Main: National|
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|Section B: Prep Rap|
|Section C: Local|
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|Section C: Around the Area|
|Section C: Sports|
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|Section D: Entertainment|
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Section A: Main
page A 1
Section A: Main: Editorial
page A 2
Section A: Main: Church
page A 3
Section A: Main: Lifestyle
page A 4
Section A: Main: State
page A 5
Section A: Main: National
page A 6
Section A: Main continued
page A 7
page A 8
Section B: Prep Rap
page B 1
page B 2
page B 3
page B 4
page B 5
page B 6
page B 7
page B 8
Section C: Local
page C 1
Section C continued
page C 2
page C 3
Section C: Around the Area
page C 4
Section C: Sports
page C 5
Section C continued
page C 6
page C 7
page C 8
Section D: Entertainment
page D 1
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Mother And Father Wanted For Murder;
Infant Had .470%
Alcohol In Body
Mardala Derival, 22 and
Mackenson Dantus, 25, are
both wanted for aggravated
manslaughter in connec-
tion with the death of their
On Valentine's Day,
2004, officers in For
responded to a 911 call
from Dantus, father of the
infant, who .said that the
baby was unresponsive
When the police and fire-
rescue team arrived, the
Bank Robber Caught On Tape
A man entered Atlantic Coast Federal on Deerwood
Park Monday, carrying what appeared to be a gift bag.
Viewing the video, he was seen as he entered the bank
and as he approached the teller's window. He laid his
bag on the counter and demanded money from the
teller. She gave him money and he placed it in the bag.
As he began to leave, he advised the teller not to follow
him because there was a bomb in the bag. When he left
the window, he removed the unknown amount of cash
from the bag and left the bag in the vestibule. A bomb
did not go off but the man did away from the bank. The
Jacksonville's Sheriff is still searching for this suspect.
David Furlow, Sr.
Celebrates 90th Birthday
' infant was pronounced officers that they had f
dead and taken to Broward their daughter a bot
County Medical filled with a mixture
Examiner's Office. water, sugar and. vodka
A final examination help her sleep. They o
revealed that the infant done this for about
had high levels of alcohol month.
t (.47%) in her system and According 'to repol
the death was ruled a the former Browa
I homicide. The legal limit County Medical Exami
for drivers in Florida is Dr. Ronald Wright said tl
0.08 percent. the amount of alcol
According to a police
report, the parents told Wanted continued on A-7
Man Found After Shooting In
Brentwood Area Identified
around 8:38 p.m.
DUpon arrival, the offi-
cers found the body of a
young black male in a
vehicle in the 400 block of
h Woodbine Street.
Originally, the victim
could not be identified but
about 2:20 Wednesday, it
was confirmed that the
victim was Chekel
Chekel Daone Sipkins Damone Simpkins, 26. No
other information has been
There was shooting in released but this shooting
the Brentwood neighbor- death appears to be a trend
hood, so the Sheriffs in Jacksonville.
'office was called Tuesday Shooting continued on A-7
Jacksonville's Native 'Shot Out'
Hits Top 50 Of Billboard Magazine
Shot Out, a
made the top
50, at 36 on
the chart with
Arrested At Recent
City Council Meeting
Jackie Brown, a
activist was arrested .
in the City Council -
Tuesday when she
appeared dressed as
Aunt Jemima to
address the .
Ms. Brown stat-
ed that she had
dressed in that man-
ner to emphasize the
problems blacks in
this city are facing
and the role that is
being played. Jackie Brown
tions in the city are supporting her (see letter on C4).
The community said if the struggle she endured at the
council meeting can happen to Jackie Brown, it can
happen to any law abiding, tax paying citizen.
Standing with Ms. Brown are the Southern
Christian Leadership Council, African-American
Businesses and Contractors Association, Black
Panther Party, Association of AM & FM Lodges, sev-
eral neighborhood associations, Movement for
Economic Justice, Association of Commissioned
Officer's Union, Nation of Islam and Concerned Tax
A g a la event celebrat-
ing 90 years for David
Furlo\x. Sr. was held at The
Red Lobster Restaurant in
Orange Park on November
Mlr. Furlow was born in
Florida on November 18,
He enjoyed himself
immensely in the presence
of four of his nine chil-
Robert (Debra), Paul
iL eG race), John (Ruby).
Children not present
%were: Essie Mae Johnson
of Hartford, Connecticut,
Y\onne Bailey, David Jr.,
(Thaddeus), and Ranelda
Omron, all of
Also present and enjoy-
ing the celebration were,
Smith Furlow, Melba
Harrington and family,
Kiesha Breedlove, Gerard
& Tashya Taylor, Robert
Jr. and friend, Paul Jr.,
Stacey Bush, LaShawn &
Philip Walker, Antwan
Furlow, Rechad Patterson,
many grandchildren, and
Among the many gifts
received by Mr. Furlow
Birthday continued on A-7
NEWS IN BRIEF
Court Won't Block
Execution For Founder
Of The Crips
Supreme Court refused
Wednesday to stop the
scheduled execution of
.Williams, founder of the
Crips gang who, once
Tookie and was
ed for the Nobel Peace
Williams is scheduled
to die by injection on
December 13. In the
interim., Governor Arnold
Schwarzenegger said he
would consider granting
clemency to the convicted
killer and is meeting with
lawyers on both sides on
December 8. Pleas for
Williams' clemency have
come from many celebri-
ties, including Bishop
Tutu, Jamie Foxx, Snoop
Dogg and Bianca Jagger.
Jury Wants Death
The Duval County Jury
for John Mosley have
made it known that he
should be put to death for
the murder of his alleged
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w a s
Mosley guilty of
first-degree murder for
strangling Wilkes, the
child's mother and for
stuffing the infant in a
bag and suffocating him.
The baby's body has not
Meanwhile, it has been
stated that one member of
the jury attended school
with the victim.
Mosley's attorney is
having this matter
researched. If it is true,
a new trial will be
Request For Black
around the U. S. are
asked not to shop or
spend any money on
Saturday, December 17
and December 24 to
emphasize the strength
of black buying power,
The request also asks
that black shoppers buy
only from black busi-
Brief continued on A- 7
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Civil Rights Purge at Justice?
Marc H. Morial, President and Chief Executive
National Urban League
RON WILLIAMS, SR.
BETTY ASQUE DAVIS
Is there a purge of career
attorneys at the U.S.
Department of Justice who do
not meet a conservative "lit-
mus test" on civil rights
Has the department's Civil
Rights Division, a cornerstone
of the federal government's
protection of the advances in
civil rights for the past half-
century now turned its back
on employment discrimination
cases involving women and
people of color? Has it also
decided to turn away from
cases involved alleged voting-
These are among the
urgent questions raised by a
front-page news story in the,
The story said that, accord-
ing to some veteran attorneys
who've left the department in
the last year and others in the
civil rights community, the
answer is yes. The news arti-
cle cited.an essay by an attor-
ney who spent 24 years in the
division before leaving this
year. He asserted that "morale
among career attorneys has
plummeted, the division's pro-
ductivity has suffered, and the
pace of civil rights enforce-
ment has slowed." ,
William R. Yeomans'
essay, "An Uncivil Division,"
in the September/October
issue of Legal-Affairs maga-
zine, painted a dispiriting pic-
ture of a corps of career attor-
neys, many.with long years of
service handling civil rights
cases, shunted aside by the
CLARA McLAUGHLIN CRISWELL
appointees who comprise the
division's top decision-mak-
These political appointees
lack "experience in enforce-
ment of the nation's civil
rights laws or in managing a
large organization," Yeomans
claims at. one point, -but they
have forced out "many long-
time career leaders of the divi-
sion and personnel practices
have been revamped ... to
replace them with attorneys
selected because of ideology."
Further, Yeomans charged the
civil rights division's new
ship implemented "a' policy
determination to reduce the
vigor of civil rights enforce-
ment. 'Many attorneys have
expressed frustration at delays
in getting work approved at
the political level, and they
complain that they are not per-
mitted to pursue investiga-
tions or [file court cases] that
would have been undertaken
in the past." Such
Congressional critics as
Democratic Senators Richard
J. Durbin, of Illinois, and
Edward M. Kennedy, of
Massachusetts, have argued
that the civil rights division's
enforcement of civil 'rights
during the Bush
Administration has been "neg-
ligent" and needs substantial
Department officials strongly
deny the assertions of an ideo-
logically driven turning away
from civil rights enforcement.
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They cite statistics which
show that the division's 13-
percent attrition rate during
the Bush Administration is
only slightly higher than the
11-percent rate of the last five
years of the Clinton
Administration. Further, they
contend that while the division
has devoted more resources to
human-trafficking and depor-
tation cases than in the past,, it
"has continued the robust and
vigorous enforcement of civil
In fact, the, concerns now
being expressed about the
commitment of Justice's civil
rights division to safeguard
enforcement of the nation's
civil rights laws were raised
last spring by journalist and
researcher David Burnham in
The State of Black America
Burnham is co-founder
and co-director of TRAC, the
Transactional Records Access
Clearinghouse, a Syracuse
University data research
organization. He wrote that
collected independently by the
U.S. Courts and the Justice
Department" shows that the
number of individuals the civil
rights division charged with
civil rights violations has sig-
nificantly declined since fiscal
year 1999- from 159 then to
just 84 in fiscal year 2003.
Richard Ugelow, another
civil rights division attorney
with a long record of service
who also left it recently, told
the Washington Post that
while one would expect the
change from a Democratic to a
Republican administration to
result in "some cutting back
of some cases.... I don't think
people anticipated that it
would go this far, that
enforcement would be cut
back to the point that people
felt like they were spinning
Ironically, the Post story
appeared the day before the
Federal Bureau of
Investigation released its
annual report on hate crime
statistics. The Bureau found
that the number of hate-crime
incidents increased only
slightly from 2003 to 2004, to
7,649 from 7,489 the year
But the other way to view
that is that hate-crime inci-
dents are not declining or
standing-still: they are
While one can't draw
exact parallels between the
F.B.I data and the Civil Rights
Division statistics, both sets of
figures clearly do indicate that
there is no justification for
Justice. to be prosecuting
fewer civil rights cases. The
decimation of its career attor-
neys' staff must end and any
ment for the hiring of new
laws should be scrapped.
President Bush has repeat-
edly said-for example, dur-
ing a speech he made to the
National Urban League's
annual conference in Detroit
in 2004-1that "My adminis-
tration and its Justice
Department have vigorously
enforced the civil rights laws."
Now, he must change the
"has" to "will" and see to it
that both career attorneys and
political appointees in the
Justice Department's Civil
Rights Division get the mes-.
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-Schedule of Events and Services-
ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION-The Clean Hearts
Gospel Singers of Jacksonville will celebrate their Third
Anniversary on Sunday, December 18, 6:00 p.m. at Life
Temple of Deliverance Church located at 2725 North Laura
St. Guests will include Dr. B.J. Hamilton and The Voices Of
Hope, Golden Clouds Gospel Singers, Touch Gospel
Singers, New Creation Gospel Singers, and The Spirit
Travelers of Atlantic Beach, Fla. Special guests are The
Uplifters of Passaic, New Jersey and The South Florida
Gospel Singers of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
SEASONAL TEA AND MINI FASHION SHOW-St.
Joseph United Methodist Women will host a Seasonal tea
and Mini Fashion Show on December 11 at 4:00 p.m. The
church is located at 925 Spearing St.
BRING IN THE NEW YEAR WITH PRAISE-Southside
C.O.G.I.C..will host its first Annual New Year's Musical on
Sunday, January 1, 2006 at 12:30 a.m. The church is locat-
ed at 2179 Emerson St.
TEAS AND TREASURE-All area ladies are invited to
attend the Mandarin Christian Women's Club December
Luncheon "Teas & Treasures" on December 6, 2005 at the
Ramada Inn in Mandarin. The luncheon will be held from
12:00 1:30 p.m. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. Krista Thomas
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the benefits and differences of Green, Black, Rooibos and
White Teas. There will be a tea tasting and instructions on
brewing tea. She will also reference a book called the 12
Teas of Christmas. Speaker, Bonnilee Ashley, will relate how
she overcame fear. She has had a diverse career in public
relations; travel and administration. Please bring a Christmas
Ornament for an "Ornament Exchange" at the luncheon. For
luncheon costs and reservations for Lunch and FREE
Nursery call Char at 287-6814 or Mary at 880-2792 or email
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New Book Depicts What Blacks
Are Feeling Toward The Church
Jacqueline Y. Bartley
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The church is the leader of
the Black community by
default" said .Jeremallh
Canmira., author of the new
book "Holy Lockdown: Does
the Church Limit Black
Progress?" Camara contends
that many black preachers are
routinely delivering sermons
that keep the black collective
in a state of powerlessness
and that,"Holy Lockdown" is
an interpretation of what
many blacks are feeling
toward the church but don't
quite know how to express
"Holy Lockdown" takes A
critical look at the collective
impact the church has made
on the black psyche, and it
explores the possibility of the
church as being a contributing
factor to the many social
problems facing Blacks.
Here is an excerpt from
the book:" "Expressive dis-
plays of emotion are good and
can be therapeutic, but must
lead to a practical place over time. We have to have religion
with reason and emotion with a purpose."
Jeremiah Camara has studied the idioms, language and
culture of predominately black churches of various denomi-
nations for over a decade. His diligent research and insight-
ful perceptions are thoroughly presented throughout this
timely and much anticipated work.
For more information, please visit www.twelvehp.com
_A BI A.B. COLEMAN
What Is Grie DIRECTOR
What Is Grief
The Church Directory
"Come and Worship With Us"
New Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church
1824 Prospect Street Jacksonville, FL 32208
GREATER EL-BETHEL DIVINE HOLINESS CHURCH
"The Church Where Everybody Is Somebody"
Bishop Lorenzo Hall., Pastor
Street Address: 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.
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)
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. dundy, Pastor
(904) 354-7249 Church
Bible Power Enrichment Hour
S.-". ^ Sunday School 9:15- 10:15 a.m.
Sunday Praise & Worship 8:00 a.m.
,. Baptism-Praise & Worship
'*" '(Sanctuary) 10:30 a.m.
A 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
Grief is the name given to the reac-
tions we have after the death of someone
close to us. Grief can resemble a physical
injury, which may be spoken of as a 'blow.'
A wound gradually heals from the inside
out, a process that takes time. Grief, a nat-
ural reaction, is also a time for healing and
recovery, which can't be rushed and will
vary for each of us.
When we are grieving, it is very dif-
ficult to understand what is happening to
us. One of the ways in which we can
understand better, is to look at other loss-
es. From birth until death we experience a
wide variety of losses, which help to
mould and change us. Each loss requires a
time of adjustment. Even a simple loss like
losing a purse will produce a reaction.
Initially we may have feelings of disbelief,
panic, confusion, leading on to annoyance,
anger and inconvenience. Temporarily life
has been upset and it takes a little time to
adjust to the new situation, but in time we
will either find the purse or accept its loss.
4 Recovering from a 4ath is similar
but feelings are much more intense, more
painful and last much longer. It too is a
process of learning to adapt to the new sit-
uation. When we lose someone we love
through death, it is natural that we will
miss them, for we have lost a relationship
and all that that implies. There is an empty
space where formerly there was a living
human being. We have to adjust to life
without that person, and learn to adapt to
a different way of life. If we didn't miss
them, what did their life really mean to
us? Our pain and suffering (grief) is the
price we pay for loving.
Any pain is tiring. The pain of
toothache can be relieved by an analgesic
or a visit to the dentist but the acute pain
of grief is constantly with us, unrelieved
by any painkiller.
. "Our Aim Is Not to Equal, But Excel"
5660 Moncrief Rd.*
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
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FATN AtJ UL A -4 -IIFRFR 1.2005
"There's Always Something
Happening On The First Coast"
A Rapturous Concert At St. Philips
It was a Sunday afternoon unlike most Sunday after-
noons on the First Coast during the fall season. The Saint
Philips Episcopal Church congregation gave tribute to
Mrs. Gwendolyn Hunter Witsell, Organist Emeritus of
the church. And how does one give tribute, salute, and
give sufficient appreciation and love to such a committed
organist and loving person as Mrs. Witsell? When is the
best time? Well the members of Saint Philips Episcopal
Church had the answer to both questions! First they called
upon the next best talent on the First Coast and the world
compared to Mrs. Witsell. Secondly, they scheduled the
concert very fittingly on Saint Cecelia Day, the day that
commemorates the patron saint of music, Saint Cecilia a
saint and martyr of the Roman Catholic Church. Saint
Cecelia's singing of the praises of God led her to be con-
sidered the patron saint of music.
Excerpts from the concert program's biographical
information read, "Mrs. Gwendolyn Hunter Witsell, bet-
ter know as 'Gwen' to all who know and love her began
taking piano lessons at the age of six under the direction
of Mrs. Daisy Robinson in Palatka, Florida and at age
eleven she became organist of Saint Mary's Episcopal in
Palatka. She remained in that position until her marriage
to the late Edward A. Witsell in 1939 .... She joined the
adult choir at Saint Philips in 1940 being asked from time
to time to play for choir rehearsals. By 1956 she was play-
ing regularly on Fourth Sundays. In 1957, the first chil-
dren's choir was organized under Mrs. Witsell's direction
where she served as the children's choir accompanist."
Mrs. Witsell's musical service through the year
extended beyond St. Philips giving her time and talent to
accompany many local musicians at various musical com-
petitions and programs. As the concert program bio stat-
ed, "Music and the music program,at Saint Philip's has
been a lifelong endeavor for her. She also passed along
her love and aptitude for music to her children". Mrs.
Witsell officially retired in 1994. However, does a com-
mitted musician as Mrs. Witsell really ever retire? One
rather doubts that ever really happening.
Presenting a superbly magnificent, concert honoring
Mrs. Witsell were: Organist Extraordinaire Henry Mack,
who began his piano training at an early age under the
tutelage of Mrs. Johnnie M. Lewis has been a church
musician for over fifty years on the First Coast for sever-
al churches (members of those many congregations were
all there to support their beloved organist), presently the
choir director/organist at Saint Philips and brilliant pianist
Mrs. Janet Owens, vice president of Marketing and
Communications for United Way of Northeast Florida
and immediate past organist and director of music at Saint
Philips were joined by gifted flautist Ms. Linda Witsell,
the younger daughter of the honoree who began her musi-
cal training with Ms. Edith Witherspoon has continued
her passion for music throughout her life with training
and performance. And the concert program included
works of: Sigred Karg-Elert, Johannes Brahms,
Johann Sebastian Bach, Felix Borowski, and
Wolfgang Mozart. George Handel, Ludwig Van
Beethoven, John Stanley, Louis Claude Daquin,
Powell Weaver, and J. Lemmen. The music was glori-
ous! The music was euphoric! The music was positively
surreal! The music filled a longing for the days of yester-
year when we spent our Sunday afternoons with beautiful
music, literature and song. The concert fed our fine arts
needs for days to come. Not to mention the concluding
trio rendition of May The Lord Bless And Keep You lifting
our souls to the heavens! We all hope and pray that Saint
Philips Episcopal Church will make this an annual event!
Thank you Saint Philips Episcopal Church!
Thank you Mrs. Gwendolyn Hunter Witsell! Thank you
Henry Mack, Mrs. Janet.Owens and Ms. Linda Witsell for
stirring our souls with beautiful music!
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Florida Memorial Board Of Trustees Popping
Gaihs Four Celebrated Members A Wheelie
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla.-- Florida Memorial University
(FMU) Board Chairperson Reverend Dr. A.B. Coleman, Jr.
welcomed four new members to Florida Memorial's distin-
guished Board of Trustees.
The new board appointees are:
Clyde Rucker is the Senior
Vice President of Global
Communications and External
Affairs of Burger King
Corporation. In this position,
with franchises, franchise asso-
ciations, local communities and
Burger King employees and
oversees business development
for minority franchises and sup-
pliers, franchisee relations and
diversity employment training.
Clyde Rucker Most recently, Rucker served as
Vice President of the' central
region for Burger King Corporation and managed the opera-
tions for 2,000 franchise restaurants covering 14 state terri-
tories of the United States, with approximately $2.0 billion
in annual sales.
Prior to this position, he served as the executive assistant
to the president of North America and vice president of
Diversity Business Enterprises. For this function, his pri-
mary responsibilities included managing Minority
Franchising, Minority Business Development and The
Diversity Action Council (DAC).
Though originally a native of Jacksonville, Reverend Dr.
R.B. Holmes, Jr. has resided in
Tallahassee, Florida since
1986.,He is presently the Pastor
of Bethel Missionary Baptist
Church in Tallahassee, one of
the largest churches in the state
boasting a membership exceed-
ing 6,500 and thirty-five active
ministries, addressing topics
such as married life, health care,
and economic development.
His visionary idea to expand Rev. Dr. R. B. Holmes, Jr.
his church became reality
when he opened the Bethel Christian Academy, Bethel
Family Life Center and the Bethel Towers, a 5 million dollar
elrierlv facility. Reverend Ho01mes has served as past
Presidents of the National Congress of Christian Education,
Tallahassee Housing Authority, National One Church, One
Child Program of America, and Florida General Baptist
Congress of Christian Education. In addition to his vast lead-
ership pursuits, he authored a book entitled The Private
Christian School in the African American Church.
Horace C. Hord, Jr. has been an industry leader for the
past 30 years in sales and marketing and recently joined
Cruises in June 2004 in the
newly created position of
regional vice president for
Caribbean Government and
Industry Relations. His key.
role in the company's initia-
tive is to establish a unique
working partnership with the
Caribbean governments and
other private sector organiza-
Horace C. Ford, Jr. tions to keep RCCL as the
foremost cruise tourism part-
ner and provider of tourists to the region. Mr. Hord led the
Aruba Hotel and Tourism Association team (AHATA); the
Caribbean's most respected private sector tourism organiza-
tion as President & CEO from February 2000 to April 2004.
Prior'to February 2000, Horace Hord served as American
Airlines Director of Marketing / Atlantic Caribbean from
1989 to 2000, Mr. Hord was responsible for managing and
directing the company's marketing, advertising, public rela-
tions, and creating special events and promotions for the
Caribbean Region. While with American Airlines, Mr. Hord
received numerous awards and honors, among them, the
prestigious award from the Academy of Travel and Tourism
as Tourism Professional of the Year, 1996.
Roberta R. Kressel serves as the Executive Vice
- President of Human Resources at BankUnited in Miami
Lakes. She is affiliated with the Greater Miami Society for
Management, Greater Miami
Chamber of Commerce
Executive Committee and the
Chairperson of the Business
Education and Training
Committee. She is also in
instructor for the Human
Resources Certification Test
at Barry University and an
active participant in United
Way charitable activities.
Located in the City of
Roberta R Kressel
Miami Gardens, Florida ..
Memorial University is a private, historically Black institu-
tion offering 41 undergraduate degree programs and 3 grad-
uate degree programs to a culturally diverse student body.
Since its inception in 1879, the university has upheld a com-
mitment to providing a solid foundation for thousands of
young people and opening doors to educational opportuni-
ties that may have otherwise been closed to them. As South
Florida's ONLY Black university, it is best known for being
the birthplace of the Negro National Anthem, "Lift Ev'ry
Voice and Sing."
Tool May Be First To Quantify
Validity Of DNA Identification
:GAINESVILLE, Fla. --
A trendy holiday gift within
a decade may be a hand-held
device that instantly identi-
fies any species from a snip-
pet of animal tissue, says a
University of Florida
That may be possible
thanks to scientific advances
that include the first test
quantifying the effective-
ness of a DNA identification
tool among brightly colored
With an error rate as low
as 4 percent, two UF scien-
tists have ,been able to iden-
tify cowries collected from
around the world by analyz-
ing tissue samples from the
marine organisms and com-
paring them to a comprehen-
sive catalog of species they
The findings are pub-
lished in the December issue
of PLOS Biology.
"DNA barcoding -- the
ability to take a remnant of
animal tissue or blood and
compare it with a known
data base -- has attracted
widespread attention with its
promise as a valuable aid in
species identification and
discovery," said Christopher
Meyer, a UF biologist and
one of the researchers.
"However, few comprehen-
sive datasets are available to
test its performance. This is
the first study to actually put
realistic numbers on it."
Luke Ackerman (left), a business administration major
from Jupiter, watches as James Riley, a computer engi-
neering student from Miami, puts his radio-controlled
car through its paces at the University of Florida's Flavet
Inspectors Being Sent To Pet
Stores During Holiday Season
TALLAHASSEE--Florida Agriculture, and Consumer
Services Commissioner Charles h. Bronson says his depart-
ment will conduct a sweep of pet stores during the holiday
season to ensure that these establishments are complying
with Florida Statute 828.29,a law that protects consumers in
the purchase of pets.
Under the law, dogs and cats must be at least eight weeks
of age when sold or offered for sale, and each animal must
be accompanied by a Florida health certificate signed by a
licensed and accredited veterinarian within the past 30 days
documenting required vaccinations, tests and treatments for
internal or external parasites. For more information or to file
a complaint, consumers can call 1-800-HELPFLA (1-800-
435-7352) or (850) 410-0900.
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Blacks Have Mixed
Feelings For The South
Beauty Products Donated
To Hurricane Victims
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. --
Blacks who live in the South
are more likely than any
other racial or ethnic group -
even whites to- identify
Surveys revealed that for
many black people, feelings
for the South come back to
family, summer cookouts,
stories told on the porch,
graciousness, gospel and
Atlanta hip-hop. Their emo-
'tional ties are no less strong,
even as they see a place that
has yet to completely live
down its past.
A recent study by The
Brookings Institution found
that the South has had a net
in-migration of more than
566,000 blacks since 1995,
while the other three regions
all had net losses, reversing
a decades long trend of
Southern black flight. The
same study found that col-
lege-educated blacks led this
new charge back to the
On their face, the num-
bers suggest a people who
wouldn't want any part of
being called a Southerner.
Yet a series of surveys found
just the opposite.
Twice-yearly polls from
1991 through 2001 that were
analyzed by the University
of North Carolina found 78
percent of blacks in the
region claimed the label
"Southerner," compared .to
75 percent of whites.
The results punched a
hole in the long-held
assumption that only whites
are proud to be from the
.Southern blacks are also
less likely than other U.S.
blacks to graduate from high
school or college, the analy-
sis showed, and almost half-
.48 percent lived in a house-
hold with an income of less
"As an African-
American Southerner, I
enjoy our culture that
includes our famous
Southern charm and hospi-
The front-row seat on all
Unitrans- buses were left
empty- on December 1 to
commemorate the 50th
anniversary of Rosa Parks'
groundbreaking act of civil
tality," said Stephen Wicks
of Savannah, Ga., co-owner
of BlackBusinessList.com, a
Web-based company that
links minority businesses.
"On the other hand, it's
very hard to walk the streets
and see constant reminders
of slavery and white
supremacy," he said. "That
Confederate statue may sim-
ply be a piece of history to
my white brother or sister,
but to me it represents a very
dark period inAmerican his-
Bryan Stevenson, a
Montgomery attorney who
specializes in representing
death-row inmates, has sim-
ilar mixed feelings churning
A Delaware native edu-
cated at Harvard University,
Stevenson has lived in
Alabama since 1989 han-
dling capital cases.
Rosa Park's C
Each of the empty front-
row seats were adorned with
a poster paying tribute to
Parks and the anniversary of
the Montgomery, Ala., bus
boycott that fueled the civil
The poster featured al
picture of Parks seated in a
bus with an inscription that
reads, in part:
"On December 1, 1955,
she changed the course of
"I have a lot of happy
and pleasant thoughts about
living in the South," said
Stevenson. "However, I do
think that being black means
you feel at risk. You fre-
quently feel subordinate
because of a lack of power."
That impotence. is eco-
nomic in many ways. *
According to Census sta-
tistics analyzed by the
Center for Demographic
Research at Auburn
27.1 percent of the South's
12 million black residents
lived below the federal
poverty level in 1999, com-
pared to 23.7 percent df
blacks in the rest of the
United States. Researchers
say at least some of the dis-
parity is linked to higher
overall poverty rates in the
South, affecting whites as
well as blacks.
history and inspired us all."
"Rosa Parks' quiet act of
defiance in the face of
racial prejudice set in
motion a series ',of events
that continue to benefit the
nation today," said Geoff
Straw, Unitrans General
The American Public
has also declared December
1 as "National Transit
Tribute to Rosa Parks Day."
AHBAI mQmbers and Industry Partners showed
their support by donating products to Hurricane
Katrina victims. FRONT ROW: From left, Tembi
Sukata, Vice President, Clear Essence Cosmetics;
Bernard Bronner, President, Bronner Borthers;
Candace Matthews, President, SoftSheen-Carson;
Geri Duncan Jones, Executive Director, AHBAI; Joe
Dudley, Jr., Vice President, Dudley Products, Inc.;
AHBAI Chairman Clyde Hammond, President,
Summit Laboratories, Inc. BACK ROW- From left,
Milton Moore, President, Moore Unique Skin care;
Eric Brown, Vice President, Global Business
Development, Culver Business Units-Alberto
Culver, Pro-Line International; Michael W. Joshua,
President, J.M. Products, Inc.; David Gaynair, man-
aging Director, JGI Unlimited; Jory Luster,
President, Luster Products, Inc.; Michael Roberts,
Executive Vice President, Sales, Namaste
Laboratories, and Robert Earles, President, Dr.
Members of the American Health & Beauty Aids
Institute (AHBAI) recently joined forces to provide
thousands of hair care, skin care and shaving products
for victims of Hurricane Katrina.
Products shipped included hair relaxers, pomades,
moisturizing sprays, oil sheen, hair. and scalp condition-
ers, moisturizing hair lotions, shampoos, and hair food.
S"We are pleased that our companies were able to
unite to provide products for the men and women who
suffered such great loss during Hurricane Katrina. many
of them were relocated to shelters and there was a great
need for beauty related products during those first weeks
of relocation", Geri Duncan Jones, Executive Director,
AHBAI, said recently..
SBritish Petroleum Hit With Race Discrimination
The Alpha Phi Alpha silent march makes its way from
Barton Hall to the site of the fraternity's new centennial
memorial in front of Barnes Hall. Jason Koski/University
Nearly 1,000 alumni brothers and friends of Alpha Phi Alpha
fraternity came to the Cornell campus Nov. 19, a pilgrimage that
marked the centennial of the first Greek-letter fraternity for
African-Americahs. Alpha Phi Alpha was founded at Cornell in
During the daylong pilgrimage, hundreds of the fraternity's
members participated in a silent march from Barton Hall to the
site of the fraternity's new centennial memorial in front of Barnes
Hall, where a service paid tribute to the fraternity's founding
members, known as the "Seven Jewels." An academic scholarship
convocation was held in Sage Chapel, where scholarship recipi-
ents were recognized and Robert Harris Jr., professor of African-
American historyand Cornell's vice provost for diversity and fac-
ulty development, presented a lecture. A farewell reception was
held at the Johnson Museum.
"A pilgrimage is a personal, spiritual, historic and significant
journey, which one takes to a place and for a purpose that has pro-
found meaning to that individual," stated Darryl R. Matthews Sr.,
general president of Alpha Phi Alpha, in a letter to members
about the event.
AIDS Activists And Doctors File Lawsuit
Against South African Health Minister
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) Activists and doctors are
taking legal action to try to force South Africa's health minister to
close down the operations of a German-born doctor accused of
endangering AIDS patients in one of the world's hardest hit
The Treatment Action Campaign says Health Minister Manto
Tshabalala-Msimang known for espousing garlic and olive oil
instead of antiretroviral drugs for people with HIV has failed
to protect public health by allowing Matthias Rath to push vita-
min compounds as an alternative to antiretroviral therapy.
Officials of the Matthias Rath Foundation could not immedi-
ately be reached for comment Tuesday as the Treatment Action
Campaign and the South African Medical Association prepared to
reveal details of their lawsuit at a press conference in Cape Town.
Tshabalala-Msimang has said the Medicine Controls Council
is still examining allegations against Rath. Rath, who is active in
the poor townships of the Western Cape, has been criticized by
the World Health Organization and the scientific establishment
for claiming that his supplements cur( AIDS and that antiretrovi-
ral medicines are toxic.
WASHINGTON -- A
racial discrimination lawsuit
has been filed in the United
States against the United
Kingdom's largest oil com-
pany, British Petroleum
The lawsuit, filed on
behalf of Washington, D.C.
based, DAG Petroleum
Companies, a company
owned and operated by
multiple violations of the
Civil Rights Act.
The suit seeks both mon-
etary damages and a man-
date that BP be required to
implement and follow
meaningful diversity poli-
cies, treat African-
Americans equally with
whites and train their
employees in fair contract-
The claim arises follow-
ing a speech by BP Group
Chief Executive Officer
Lord John Browne in which
he admitted that BP has a
history of engaging in
racially discriminatory prac-
Browne stated that dur-
ing his tenure with BP he
had personally heard the fol-
lowing racially derogatory
statements as explanations
for why minorities, includ-
have not received equal
treatment by BP:
. *"We don't want to be
*"The investors would
think we'd got religion if we
started talking about diversi-
be in tleir own best inter-
*"Ok, let's appoint one
and see how they get on.",
*"They're not qualified."
*"We can't relax our per-
*."We need a common
*"Our people won't tol-
Browne also stated these
remarks are the "corrosive
litany of prejudice and dis-
crimination. And of course it
has been very effective."
DAG's complaint goes
on to state that despite
Browne's speech, and while
under his continuous lead-
ership, BP has failed to
remedy the discriminatory
These include, despite its
having over. 14,000 stations
in the United States, a sub-
stantial portion of which are
located in predominantly
nities, since Browne's
speech in 1999, BP has not
entered,into any automotive
fuel distributorship agree-
ment with any African-
In 1999 it had zero, and
six years later it continues to
have zero. Also, since the
speech BP has not increased
the number of African-
Americans within its man-
The complaint alleges
that although DAG had the
support of Washington, D.C.
Mayor Anthony Williams
and Virginia Governor Mark
Warner, knew of DAG's
interest, experience and
financial capability to dis-
tribute petroleum products
to BP's 181 stations in the
Washington, D.C. metropol-
itan area, because DAG is
owned and operated by
entered into a bogus bidding
process through which it
funneled the distributor
rights to two white-owned
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Alpha Phi Alpha: The Pilgrimage To Cornell
DECEMBER 3, 2005
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ingested by this baby was equivalent to a 160-pound adult drinking 18 beers.
The final autopsy reported that the child was fed lethal doses of alcohol in a short period of time before her death. Her
liver showed signs of severe hepatic steatosis due to alcohol consumption.,
The couple was not legally charged with manslaughter until approximately a month ago but has not been seen. Both
Mardala and Mackenson are of Haitian descent and speak Creole and some English and are wanted by the Fort Lauderdale
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The Duval County Health Department released a report on injuries and violence in the county that showed that the num-
ber of homicides between 2000 and 2004 among African Americans increased by fifty percent while the white population
showed a small decrease during the same period. Such a trend must be dealt with, said Elder Foy of MAD DADS and Rev.
George Harvey, who wrote a letter to The Florida Star this week and can be read on page C4.
Birthday continued from A-1
were, a money tree, clothing, many cards stuffed with money, and lots of Lottery tickets. Those who know Pop-Furlow,
knows that he enjoys playing the Lottery.
Mr. Furlow worked many years for and retired from the Jacksonville Terminal. His many avenues in life include: box-
ing with the great Joe Louis, tap dancing up & down the east coast and working as a train porter.
Mr. Furlow and his late wife, Estelle Cherry Furlow, celebrated their Golden Anniversary at the Mary L. Singleton Senior
Citizens Center in 1993.
At the ripe old age of ninety, Mr. Furlow still drives, .pays his own bills and is still as feisty as he wants to be. WHAT-
EVER..... We Still LOVE him dearly said daughter, Jacqueline Furlow Scott.
Post 197 Unveils
Brief continued from A-I
nesses. The goal is to create
pressure on the political-
economic system by
demonstrating the impact of
Blacks' $700 billion-a-year
buying power. The group is
planning a boycott for 2006
from November 24 to
December 24. The organi-
zation seeks reparation for
neglect after Emancipation
Dutchee Marie Stevens
Seeks Justice In Home
Repair For Seniors
And The Disable
"- M a r i e
lo f ,r e n
Dutchee C i
Marie C i t y
ing about the unfinished
repairs done on the home
she acquired from her
grandparents. The city
finally agreed to have the
work done utilizing the serv-
ices of the non-profit .organ-
ization, Builders Care. One
of the contractors utilized
was Better Homes
Improvement as the compa-
ny to put vinyl sidings on
The company's worker
was James Ray Hill, who,
while working at her home,
touched her breast. During
the night, after 1:30 a.m., he
called her and told her how
much he has always desired
to have "a colored woman."
He further spoke of his
desire to fondle her breast in
a baby like manner.
What he did not know
was that Ms. Stevens, once
seeing his name and num-
ber, turned on her recording
during their conversation
because of what he had said
and done earlier that day.
Ms. Stevens have made
several complaints. This
one she feels is extremely
serious because if this man
is representing a company
used by the city of
Jacksonville to help senior
and disabled citizens, this
kind of behavior is totally
out of order and could affect
many senior ladies. Stevens
plans to file a lawsuit and
still pursue getting the work
on her home finally finished
the right way.
SEAC Names EWC
Coach ... -
Waters Lamonte J.
football team, has been
named Commissioner of the
South Eastern Atlantic
Massie, 38, held the same
position with the Carolinas
Football League in 1999.
Through the effort of The Shadow Box displayed by legionnaires Jimmie
Senator Bill. Nelson, a Harterson (left) and Fred Matthews (right), was unveiled
House-Senate budget com- at Post 197. The Shadow Box is the brainchild of
mittee approved $250,000 in Harterson, who is quite adept With Military Affairs and
federal funding for the his- Ceremonies. The Shadow Box is a symbol of each
toric Evans Rendezvous branch of the military that has served our country so
Cultural Center Restoration gallantly during the United States' involvement in their
Project at American Beach efforts to restore peace throughout the world. The
Project at America Island. The proj- acShadow Box has become a permanent fixture on Post
on Amelia Island. The proj- 197's auditorium wall alongside the Post's other Military
ect will benefit both visitors Symbols. (INFORMATION SUBMITTED BY WILLIE C. SIMPKINS)
Moves To New Home
JUL Head Start Program
The Jacksonville Urban League Head is continuing to provide opportunities for parents
to register their children for Free Head Start Services.
Applications are being accepted current school year (2005-2006). Services are provid-
ed to children ages three to five years old. These free child development services include
education, nutrition, health, transportation, special needs, and family partnering services.
For (904) 353-3233 or 353-9751 for additional information, including registration locations.
Customers Eligible To Win Cash
Using Customer Reward Cards
- With the holiday season of
giving underway, Winn-
Dixie Stores announced
today that customers have
the chance to win a bag full
of cash just by using their
Customer Reward Cards
whenever they buy gro-
Each day from Nov. 30
through Dec. 23, the grocer
will announce a $10,000
prize as part of its "Better
Holidays Daily Cash
Giveaway." On Dec. 24,
Winn-Dixie will announce
the grand prize winner for
"What could be better
than to go into the store to
do some holiday shopping
and dome out with $10,000
or $50,000?" said Terry
' director of communications
@ 5 p.m.
Email your ad:
and neighborhood market-
ing. "The Winn-Dixie
Reward Card is designed to
reward our loyal customers
every time they buy gro-.
This year, we will be giv-
ing a bag full of cash for a
holiday to remember."
The sweepstakes is open
to U.S. residents 18 or older
living in Florida, Georgia,
Alabama, Mississippi and
Customer Reward Card
numbers will be posted in all
Winn-Dixie stores each day,
as well as on the supermar-
ket's Web site.
For more information
about the BetterHolidays
Daily Cash Giveaway, for
complete rules and details
on a free method of entry,
customers can visit
Left to right: James E. "Jim" King, Jr., Florida State Senator, District 8; Judith A.M.
Smith, DM, President and Chief Executive Officer, Volunteer Jacksonville; Robert R.
Franskousky, Board Chair, Volunteer Jacksonville; Pat Hannon former Board
Member, Volunteer Jacksonville; Kenneth Reddick, Board member, Volunteer
Jacksonville and U.S. Representative Ander Crenshaw.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla.-- Volunteer Jacksonville Inc. celebrated their brand new perma-
nent facility yesterday with an open house and ribbon cutting ceremony.
Joining Judith A.M. Smith, DM, President and Chief Executive Officer, Volunteer
Jacksonville in the ribbon cutting were United States Representative Ander Crenshaw; James
E. "Jim" King, Jr. Florida State Senator, District 8; Wally Lee, President, Jacksonville
Chamber of Commerce; Robert R. Franskousky, Volunteer Jacksonville Board Chair as well
as former Board Chairs -Pat Hannon; Doug Milne; Dan Dieterle; Laura Jo Brunson and
Kathy Orr. Also attending was former Volunteer Jacksonville Interim Executive Director,
Chester "Chet" Smith.
Current board members in attendance were Joy Atkins; Laura Brown; Steven Flatt;
Staci Florencz; Mari-Esther Norman, Kenneth Reddick and Brenda Simmons. Also attend-
ing were former board members Laurel Richardson Moredock; Jim Rice and Joe Schmidt.
Among the other guests were Linda King and Jack Morgan, Executive Director,
American Red Cross. Volunteer Jacksonville's new address is 6819 Southpoint Parkway,
Suite 1902, Jacksonville FL 32216.
Their phone number is now (904) 332-6767 and their website remains the same-
Volunteer Jacksonville is northeast Florida's local knowledge leader on volunteering. It's
the place where citizens can find the most up-to-date opportunities to serve.
It's where nonprofit organizations can get help with promotion of volunteer opportunities
and support in making their volunteer programs work.
It's also the place that keeps an eye on the community's most urgent needs and responds
with volunteer action.
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"If I had time..."
Rev. Joe Calhoun, New Bethlehem Baptist Church, Jacksonville,
Florida will retire as Pastor on December 31, 2005. Please join us as
we pay tribute to his life's work as a pastor and leader in this
There will be two celebrations as we honor his many
contributions as a leader on God's prograni. A banquet will be
held on January 7, 2006. Tickets are $50.00. A table for 8 is
On Monday, December 12, 2005 at 7:00 p.m., there %will be a
casual celebration at New Bethlehem Baptist Church.
We are preparing a memory book so everyone can share best wishes
with him. A full page is $100.00; half page is $50.00 and a fourth
page is $25.00. All monies are due no later than December 4, 2005.
To reserve tickets, purchase ads or for more information, you may
contact Dee Woods at 904 614 4842 or deewoodsli' bellsouth.net or
send correspondence to
New Bethlehem Baptist Church
Attn: Retirement Committee Sister Deloris Armstrong
1824 Prospect Street
Jacksonville, FL 32208
The "It's Only Another Beer"
Black and Tan
8 oz. pilsner lager
8 oz. stout lager
1 frosty mug
.. 1 icy road '
S4 1 pick-up truck
1 10-hour day
1 tired worker
A few rounds with the guys
SAdd 1 totalled vehicle.
Never underestimate 'just a few.'
Buzzed driving is drunk driving.
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Eats flies. Dates a pig.
Pass It On.
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Financial Aid Nights
Set For Public High School:
The Success Academy Praise Dancers entertained the seniors and guests dur-
ing the 19th Annual Thanksgiving Luncheon for Seniors held on November 22 at
the Radisson Riverwalk Hotel. This year's theme was "Celebrate Life".
able in En-'lish and
Spanijslh I collects linJn-
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the Expected Famil\
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It is important that
the F.-\FSA appli' ation
be ;ubmitted .is earl\ as
possIble, slInce Some
colleges and ntimersi-
ties 1;hae limited funds
thaLt are awarded on
first-comle first-ser\ ed
basis to eligible stu-
Sessions i, ill be
held at the follo'\ ing
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on January 10, 2006.
Forrest High School-
7:00 p.m. on January 12,
Raines High School-
6:30 p.m. on January 17,
Jackson High School-
5:30 p.m. on January 17.
School-6:30 p.m. on
January 19, 2006.
School-7:00 p.m. on
January 19, 2006.
Terry Parker High
School-7:00 p.m. on
January 19, 2006.
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SCHOOLYOUR CHILD ON
PAYING FOR COLLEGE
School-7:00 p.m. on
January 23, 2006.
Ed White High
School-7:00 p.m. on
January 24, 2006.
Baldwin High School-
6:00 p.m. on January 26,
p.m. on January 26, 2006.
Fletcher High School-
6:00 p.m. on January 26,
Nearly every person involved in YLF, from the coun-
selors to the adult mentors, has a disability. The event is
designed to help delegates learn how to break down bar-
riers to achieve their personal and professional goals.
In addition to the workshops, activities at YLF
include meetings with business professionals and elected
officials, a tour of the State Capitol and social events like
a talent show and dance.
The students also get to experience college campus
life while staying at a private dormitory at Florida State
This will be the seventh year of The Able Trust's
YLF, which is co-sponsored by the Florida
Developmental Disabilities Council.
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TALLAHASSEE--The Able trust is accepting appli-
cations from High School juniors and seniors with dis-
abilities for the annual Florida Youth Leadership Forum,
which will be held July 20-23, 2006.
Applications are available online at
www.floridaylf.org and the deadline to submit the form
is Friday, December 9, 2005.
Fifty students with wide ranging disabilities will be
chosen as delegates to attend the annual event to learn
how to take charge of their future.
"This is a unique opportunity for High School juniors
and seniors with disabilities to get a taste of independ-
ence and learn the skills they need to achieve their goals
after graduation," said Kristen Knapp, vice president of
public relations for The Able trust.
Students with disabilities who attend YLF experience
an environment where their disability is not a stigma.
Through leadership building workshops and hands-on
activities with other young people with disabilities, YLF
participants learn about self-advocacy, academic.
resources, career options and how to identify the commu-
nity supports available to assist them in reaching their
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By Rose Rennekamp
Quality, Not Quantity, Leads
To A Well-Rounded Student
What does "well-rounded" mean? A long list of
extracurricular activities on your college application?
Not exactly. Being well-rounded has a lot less to do with
numbers, and a lot more to do with balance-balancing
school and activities, balancing service and studying.
A college admissions counselor once told me that on
a college application, she'd rather see three extracurricu-
lar activities that a student devoted time to throughout
high school than a list of 15 different activities that
changed with every new school year.
A well-rounded student learns a whole lot more than
just how to impress the admissions counselors.
Extracurricular activities teach you valuable time man-
agement skills, something .every college student, and
every adult, needs. You will also learn more about the
subjects you're studying when you get involved in some
activities-students in the Spanish club learn more about
the culture and language, students who work on the high
school paper can apply what they've learned about writ-
ing, page layout and photography. Many extracurricular
activities also teach teamwork. Team sports, 4-H and stu-
dent council are all activities that teach students how to
get along in group settings-that's something that every-
one needs to be able to do.
Being well-rounded also means you can't disregard
your homework. Grades in high school definitely matter
when it -comes time to apply to college, but maybe not
the way you think. Even if you won't get straight A's, you
should take the most challenging classes possible in high
school. Colleges know that when students push them-
selves to learn; they may not always make a 4.0.
Admissions officers also know that learning doesn't
only happen on school grounds. Many high schools
today include a "service learning" requirement for grad-
uation. That means that a student must do some kind of
community service in order to graduate. Schools know
that students who get involved early in their communities
tend to stay involved. Even if your high school doesn't
make community service mandatory, it's a good way to
step outside of your usual group, and see that you are part
of a bigger community. You may be surprised at the sense
of accomplishment and perspective you gain when you
reach beyond yourself.
Using this "triple advantage" of scholarship, activities
and service can help increase your chances of receiving
scholarships and recognition. I recently met a student
who is enrolled at both Harvard and MIT-not easy
schools to get into, even if you apply to just one. It
sounds like a lot for one person to handle, but Robert pre-
pared for the challenge by working hard in high school,
both inside and outside of the classroom.
Robert won the 2002 Wendy's High School Heisman
award. It's just one of a number of recognition and scholarship programs that reward
students for working hard in school and in their communities. Robert's school nominat-
ed him for the award because he was at the top of his class, was involved in sports and
his school newspaper, and worked with a number of community service programs. (To
learn more about the Wendy's High School Heisman program, visit www.wendyshigh-
Whether you are just starting middle school, a freshman or even a senior in high
school, it's never too late to get involved. It's not only important for getting into col-
lege; it can help prepare you for whatever life has in store for you.
Rose Rennekamp is the vice president of communications for ACT. She is a mom
and has a master's of education in guidance and counseling. For more college and
career-planning information, visit www.actstudent.org. Have a question you want
answered in a future column? Send a letter to this newspaper or e-mail Rose at
Family Reunions Crossword
How well can you relate? Fo
By Doreen Halverson
Partial Word Bank for
8 letter words:
9 letter words:
native locality 1
thicker than water 2
relatives by marriage (compound 3
the act of coming together
the act of strengthening our 5
connections. i.e. "male 6
records of the past, starts with "his" 7
Mom's sister 9
recalling glory days 11
relatives who lived a long time ago 13
a female child of your sibling 15
Dad's brother 16
catching up on news 18
significant dates we celebrate 19
same grandparents, different parents 22
record of ancestors
relatives, starts with "f"
occasions when couples become
legacy handed down through
homesickness for earlier days
pedigree chart (two words)
an only child doesn't have 'em
Eulogies are heard at these
Events that increase our numbers
shortened version of kindred
a male child of your sibling
the generation before your parents
long-held customs or conventions
varied food contributions
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Source Magazine's 'Unsigned Hype'Alumni Is Hailing Across
From Birthplace Of Gansta Rap To Dirty South To Get Crunk
.Atlanta, GA -- The Source Magazine's "Unsigned Hype" Alumni (July 2003) is hailing from W` "ft _nr
the birthplace of gangsta rap to the dirty South to get crunk. Atomic Music Group's new signed
recording artist "Trenseta" is about to step it up to the next level of the game called Hip Hop. l
Although his name may seem unrecognizable, his unique style has been laced on several tracks *,
with some of L.A.'s and the Dirty South's hottest acts.
In Atlanta, Georgia, Trenseta completed his first "Ground Breaker Series" Mixtape hosted by -
The Affilliates (Dj Drama, Dj Don Cannon and Dj Sense). The CD is called "Love Me or Hate
Me" including songs "What Im Workin Wit" featuring Juvenile & Skip, "G Status" produced by -I
Daz Dillinger and "Da Illest Chick" featuring Jamie Fox. The mixtape is scheduled for release in
Trenseta has previously worked with Bone Thugs, DJ Quik, DJ Unique, and Snoop just to r .
name a few. Trenseta has collaborated on motion picture soundtracks for "Bad Company" starring
Chris Rock and Anthony Hopkins as well as "Barbershop" starring Ice Cube, Cedric "The
Entertainer" and Eve.
Influenced by artists such as LL Cool J, Biggie, and Tupac, asked to describe his musical style I
with one word, Trenseta replied, "versatility." What makes his style different from everyone else's .
is that very trait, giving Trenseta the ability to work with artists whose flows are completely dif-
ferent from his, yet with enough flavor to stand out and move the crowd. "My album is unlike all |., S
the others", says Trenseta, "because of the many different moods of my songs. One song can be
gangsta, and the one right after is talking about my feelings toward a female. You can listen to one -
song, and the song right after it has no relation."
Trenseta attended Gregg Street's (KKDA/WVEE), The Official Second Annual Hittmenn Dj's
Anniversary in Orlando, Florida from November 18th 20th, 2005, which was during the Orlando
Classic Weekend. The event displayed the top independent recording acts that performed in front Trenseta
of some of the best Dj's in the country. Trenseta was excited to perform and Atomic Music Group
being one of their corporate sponsors this year. Keep an eye out for Trenseta, and check for his name on the charts, because he is one of L.A.'s
next artists who will be setting trends all over the globe.
Eminem's CURTAIN CALL: THE HITS Features His Most Popular
Tracks Plus Three New Songs and a Bonus Live Performance
SANTA MONICA, Calif. -- CURTAIN CALL: THE HITS (Aftermath/Interscope), the first greatest hits album from rap superstar Eminem, will
be issued on December 6, 2005, available in both Parental Advisory and Non-PA versions. Released simultaneously will be a two-disc deluxe edi-
tion (PA only) featuring special packaging and a second CD titled "Stan's Mixtape." Along with 13 of Eminem's
biggest hits, CURTAIN CALL includes three new songs -- "Fack," "Shake That" (featuring Nate Dogg) ad
"When I'm Gone" -- each written and produced by Eminem. In addition, the CURTAIN CALL bonus track
marks the album premiere of the controversial Eminem-Elton John live duet of "Stan" from the 2001 Grammy
"I have some songs that a lot of people like," said Eminem. "I have some songs that only I like. This album
\K .. is ob iously for the 'lot' of people." Executive produced by the nine-time Grammy winner, CURTAIN CALL
boasts all five of Eminem's gold and platinum singles to date, from the platinum, Oscar and two-time
Grammy winning "Lose Yourself' (#1 Pop/#2 Rap) from the 8 Mile soundtrack and platinum "Just Lose
It" (#6 Pop/#7 Rap) and "Mockingbird" (#11 Pop/#10 Rap) to the gold "Without Me" (#2 Pop/#5 Rap)
and "Like Toy Soldiers" (Top 40 Pop). The other Grammy winners included are "My Name Is" (Top 40
Pop/#10 Rap) and "The Real Slim Shady" (#4 Pop/#7 Rap).
Also heard on CURTAIN CALL: THE HITS are "The Way I Am" (Top 30 Rap), "Stan" (featuring
Dido) (Top 40 R&B/Hip-Hop), "Sing For The Moment" (Top 20 Pop/Rap), "Guilty Conscience"
(featuring Dr. Dre) and "Cleanin' Out My Closet" (#4 Pop/#5 Rap). CURTAIN CALL: THE HITS
spans contributions from all four of Eminem's major label solo albums: 1999's quadruple platinum
THE SLIM SHADY LP, 2000's nine times platinum THE MARSHALL MATHERS LP, 2002's eight times
platinum THE EMINEM SHOW and 2004's ENCORE, which is almost five times platinum. The three most recent
charted #1 Pop and #1 R&B/Hip-Hop, with his major label debut #2 Pop and #1 R&B/Hip-Hop. Each of his first three albums
also won the Best Rap Album Grammy (ENCORE will be eligible for the 2006 presentation). Eminem has to date sold more than 65 million albums.
The "Stan's Mixtape" bonus CD in the two-disc Deluxe Edition finds the main character in "Stan" bringing together his favorite Eminem songs.
Among the seven tracks are two from THE SLIM SHADY LP: the #5 Rap "Just Don't Give A F*ck" and the Dr. Dre & Mel Man produced "Role
Model." From THE MARSHALL MATHERS LP are "Criminal" and the Dr. Dre.& Mel Man produced "Kill You." The mixtape also includes two
tracks previously unavailable on any Eminem album -- the "Dead Wrong RMX" (featuring The Notorious B.I.G.), notably co-produced by P. Diddy;
and "Renegade" (featuring Jay-Z), a legendary duet from Jay-Z's classic THE BLUEPRINT album. Also included on the bonus CD is "Sh*t On
You" (featuring D12), which until now has never been released on CD.
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Clean Kids Jokes
Silly! Silly! Tongue
Q. Why do dogs scratch themselves? Twyister
A Because they are the only ones who knows Mary met a man at the
where it itches. market on May 5th
because her mother made
Q. What is yours, but your friends use it more her do it.
than you do? Mary married a monkey
A. Your name. in Minnesota at midnight
because she was mad.
Q. When is a car not a car? Mary ate mangoes in
Montreal in the middle of
A. When it turns into a driveway! winter by mistake.
Q. Five guys walk into a bar, why didn't the sixth? Wanda the witch washed
A. He ducked. her wig on a windy
Wednesday, so Wanda's
Q. Why did Cinderella's soccer team always lose? wig blew away in the wind.
A. because her coach was a pumpkin. Moral: Witchies who wash
wigs on windy
Q. How many seconds are in a year? Wednesday are whacko!!!
0A. January second, February second, etc.
Gray geese graze in the
green, green grass.
Q. A butcher is six foot tall, wears size 14 shoes,
and has a 50 inch waist. What does he weigh?
Q. Who said: "Duh suddle cub up to borrow"?
A. Little Orphan Annie with a cold.
Q. Forwards it is heavy, backwards it is not.
What is it?
A. A ton.
Q. The more you feed it t he more it-grows high,
S but if you give it water it shall quickly die.
What is it??
Q. The beginning of eternity, the end of space, the
beginning of every end, and the end of every
place. What am I??????
A. The letter E.
Q. What starts with P, ends with E, and has
thousands of letters in it?
A. Post Office.
-Q. A man driving through the woods hit a rabbit.
Quickly stopping his car he pours a bottle of
liquid over the rabbit. The rabbit jumps up What's MU
and walks back into the woods waving
goodbye all the way. What was in the bottle? Inform
A. Hare restorer with permanent wave!
Q. Why did a man get off the elevator
everyday on the 15th floor and walk In This Sr
upstairs to his home on the 27th floor? Call The Flo
A. He was a midget and couldn't reach higher than
the 15th floor button.
Justin time to give you another joke!!
Well, I guess Imago ahead and tell you.
Tail all your friends this joke.
Owl you know unless you open the door
It's Tom Thumb
Tom Thumb who?
It's time thumbbody opened this door!
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Chart Busters by Allan Ornstein
1. "Hung Up" Madonna (Maverick) Last Week: No. 1
2. "My Humps" The Black Eyed Peas (A&M) No. 2
3. "Don't Bother" Shakira (Epic) No. 6
4. "Run It!" Chris Brown (Jive) No. 4
5 "Because of You" Kelly Clarkson (RCA) No, 3
( "Gold Digger" Kanye West Featuring Jamie Foxx (Roc
AFella/Def Jam) No. 5
7. "We Be Bumin'" Sean Paul (VP) No. 12
8. "Photograph" Nickelback (Roadrunner) No. 7
9. "Soul Survivor" Young Jeezey Featuring Akon
(Corporate Thugz/Def Jam) No. 8
;10. "Sugar, We're Goin' Down" Fall Out Boy (Fueled By
Ramen/Island) No. 11
TOP COUNTRY SINGLES
1. "Who You'd Be Today" Kenny Chesney (BNA) Last
Week: No. 1
2. "Come a Little Closer" Dierks Bentley (Capitol) No. 4
3. "Better Life" Keith Urban (Capitol) No. 2
4. "Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off" Joe Nichols
(Universal South) No. 6
5. "Good Ride Cowboy" Garth Brooks (Pearl/Promo) No.
6. "Skin (Sarabeth)" Rascal Flatts (Lyric Street) No. 3
7. "Best I Ever Had" Gary Allan (MCA Nashville) No. 8
&. "Probably Wouldn't Be This Way" LeAnn Rimes
(Asylum/Curb) No. 7
9. "You're Like Comin' Home" Lonestar (BNA) No. 10
10. "She Let Herself Go" George Strait (MCA Nashville)
TOP DANCE/CLUB PLAY
1. "Hung Up" Madonna (Maverick) Last Week: No. 1
2. "Ends of the Earth" Sun (BML) No. 6
3. "Night of My Life" Barbra Striesand (Columbia) No. 5
4. "I Don't Care" Ricky Martin Featuring Fat Joe & Amerie
(Columbia) No. 15
5: "I Got Your Love" Donna Summer (Universal) New
6. "No Strings" Lola (Sobe) No. 2
7. "Precious" Depeche Mode (Sire/Mute) No. 4
8. "Cool (Richard X/Photek Mixes)" Gwen Stefani
(Interscope) No. 3
9. "Extraordinary Way" Conjure One (Nettwerk/Promo) No.
10. "The Sound of San Francisco" Global Deejays
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BRl \lION-The Beaches Town Center Holiday
Celebration ', \l be held Saturday, December 3 from
.'i p.m ,-, ,n p.m. This free Holiday event will be held
where Atlantic Ikcaci and Neptune Beach meet the
beach. Starting at 2 p.m. with a bike parade, there will be
musical and dance performances, face painting and
"\l.-ke your own and take it home" craft tables for all
ages. Jump on the hayride with pick up and drop off
points throughout Beaches Town Center. The Mayors of
both cities will light the community tree & Santa and
Mrs. Claus will arrive by sleigh at 6 pm. Dawson
Pickett's annual food drive will also be collecting dona-
tions of food, toys or money for the USO. The City of
Atlantic Beach, The City of Neptune Beach, The Sea
Turtle Inn, The Sea Horse Hotel, Town Center Agency,
The Beaches Town Center Merchants Association and
Publix sponsor this annual event. Refreshments provid-
ed by Publix Supermarkets. For more
information,Contact Timmy Johnson at 247-5828.
ENTERTAINERS NEEDED-The Jacksonville Local
Organizing Committee is soliciting entertainers to vol-
unteer their talent for a Millions More Movement Unity
Family Rally to help galvanize our communities for pos-
itive change. If you are a singer,singing group,
group,steppers,greek organization, club, church choir,
poet, comedian (no age limitation and open to male and
female), please call 904-355-9395,904-768-2778 or
MEMORIAL SERVICE-Haven Hospice will host a
Memorial Service Tuesday, December 6, 2006 at Taylor
Nursing Home, 3937 Spring Park Road, beginning at
7:00 p.m. The memorial service is part of Haven's
bereavement program and is open to any individual in
the community who wishes to pay tribute to a lost loved
one, regardless on whether or not they have used other
Haven services. For more information, call 904-733-
9818 or toll-free at 866-733-9818. Haven Hospice of
Jacksonville is part of a not-for-profit hospice network
that serves Duval, Nassau, Clay, Baker and St. Johns
counties. The end-of-life organization specializes in
providing a network of services to patients in long-term
care facilities, hospitals, four Haven Hospice care cen-
ters or in their own home. Haven Hospice also provides
ongoing grief and bereavement support services, pedi-
atric support programs, home medical equipment and
educational programs for those affected by serious ill-
I GIVE YOU PRAISE-Carmelita Terry, a gifted and
anointed vocalist, will debut her first solo project entitle
"I Give You Praise" during serving events scheduled in
the area. She will perform at a Women's Tea on
December 3 at New Covenant Ministries (6:00 p.m. at
St. John's Bluff Rd.); the Single's Christmas Banquet on
December 3 at the Omni Hotel (7:00 p.m., contact
Pastor Marvin Reese at (904-783-1777 or 904- 386-
7110), and on February 25 at First African Baptist
Church, at Kingsland, Ga. for the Black History
Heritage Music Fest.
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LEFT FRAME: Rev. Joe Calhoun baptizes a new member. RIGHT FRAME: Rev. and Mrs. Calhoun enter the doors
of the newly constructed "New Bethlehem" in 1998 for the first church service.
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LEFT FRAME: Rev. Calhoun delivers an address as Moderator of the Emanuel Progressive Baptist Association.
RIGHT FRAME: Rev. and Mrs. Calhoun dressed in attire remembering "old fashion" days.
LEFT FRAME; The Pastor and First Lady celebrating a recent anniversary. RIGHT FRAME: Rev. Calhoun's mar-
riage to Vivian Smith. Standing next to Rev. Calhoun is Best Man and present member of New Bethlehem, Bernard
Kennedy. They were married by Mrs. Calhoun's God Father. Rev. Calhoun was pastor of Hisbon Baptist in Hilliard,
Fla. and Haynes Chapel in Yulee, Fla.
If you were ever blessed
with the opportunity to visit
one of the churches where
the Reverend Joe Calhoun
taught, you would have
heard him say "Thank God
that I am yet alive wherein if
I am not right, I can always
get right." Those words for
his members are words of
lasting encouragement and
motivation. His other state-
ment: "If I had time." Now,
after forty-five years as a
pastor, he will finally have
time to do other things like
traveling, mentoring, attend-
ing and preaching at other
churches and maybe even
fishing because now, he is
As a pastor, Rev. Joe
Calhoun was very rare. He
served as a true shepherd
who led and tended all of his
sheep during sickness, fami-
ly or work problems, funer-
als; personally went out
every first Sunday to serve
communion and worked as a
Pastor Joe Calhoun visits
all of his sick members
weekly, whether in the hos-
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centers or theh' homestead.
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Calhoun traveled with him when she died, it was Pastor and poured the concrete and
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HAPPY 23RD BIRTHDAY
TO OUR BELOVED SON
Donald Jamaal Hogans "Baby Boy"
We Love and miss you so very much. .
Although it's only been four months '
since you've been gone, it seems like a
life time. We'll always remember your
smile, your wonderful sense of humor,
your love, and the joy you brought to
us and all those that truly knew you.
No day will ever be the same without
you. We can't belive you're gone. But
we thank God for the time we had with
you, although very short. This would
be your 23rd Birthday, and we're cele- :
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here. We love you "Baby Boy" and
you will always be in our hearts. You'll
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placed the tombstone at the
head of her grave, giving
him, as a member and dea-
con, strength to endure the
sickness and death of his
Joe Calhoun was born
June 3, 1922, in Hilliard,
Florida. He came into the
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When you look at his
life, you get the feeling that
Calhoun was destined to get
to New Bethlehem.
As a child wearing short
pants, he listened to the wis-
dom of his grandmother.
She prayed with him and for
him. She knew if she could
get him to depend on Jesus,
He would supply all of Joe's
He moved to Georgia
when he was 13. As a boy,
he preached to the hogs,
cows, peanuts and mules
(Hattie, Dora, Cora and
His siblings would yell,
"Mama, he's doing it again."
When farming, he knew
these trusted animals would
help him to carry the load of
Even then he must have
known that God is always
near to help bare our bur-
dens. He worked in .the rail
yard as a teenager.
As he became a man, he
joined the army and served
in WW-II. He was paid the
great sum of .$21.00 a
That was good money
and it took care of his needs.
In the war, he saw death and
pain, but the prayers of his
grandmother had built a
fence around him and God
brought him home in one
He was anchored in
Jesus, but he still did 'not
know what God had in store
When he returned home,
he went to work on the
trains. He thought this was
his career. He had places to
go; people to see; things to
do; and life to be lived. God
was patiently waiting for
him to accept his calling.
In 1956, Calhoun
stopped running and submit-
ted to God's will. He was
ordained in 1960 and first
Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report
Grantee Performance Report
Fiscal Year 2003-04
The above-mentioned documents have been finalized,
approved by U.S. HUD and placed in public libraries. The
reports detail projects that were funded through the
Community Development Block Grant, HOME Investment
Partnerships, Housing Opportunities for Persons with
AIDS and Emergency Shelter Grants programs during
fiscal year October 1, 2003 through September 30, 2004.
"4 Michael J. Saylor, Director
5 V Planning & Development Dept.
served as pastor at the St.
John Baptist Church in
Orange Park. It was not
easy. Some people fought
him all the way. He kept on
toiling and praying.
He went on to become
pastor at Hisbon Baptist
Church in Hilliard and,
Harper Chapel in Yulee, at
the same time.
He let the Lord guide
him and trusted Him to see
him through. During this
time, he was humble and
known as a "country"
He delivers God's word
in a manner all people can
understand. Whatever he
does for Christ, he wants it
to be real. "It is time out for
playing church. Amazing
Grace, how sweet the sound
that saved a wretch like
me. Yes to your will, Lord.
I will give them the word
whether they want to hear it
In 1984, Rev. Calhoun
became pastor of New
Baptist Church. Stinging
from a bad experience, the
officers and members were
weary. Who is this man?
Yes, we called him years
ago, but he said he was not
ready yet. Is he ready now?
Will this work out? This
humble man said, "If this is
where God wants me.to be,'
I'll accept whatever you all
As with any new rela-
tionship, there were
changes. As he taught, the
members listened and
Ever year, the church
showed appreciation to this
wonderful servant of God.
November 27, 2005
Draft Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report
and Grantee Performance Report
Drafts of the Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report
(CAPER) and the Grantee Performance Report (GPR) for the City of
Jacksonville have been completed and are available for a fifteen (15) day
public review and comment.
The CAPER provides narrative information on all, CDBG, HOME,
HOPWA and ESG program expenditures by the City of Jacksonville during
fiscal year October 1, 2004 through September 30, 2005. The GPR pro-
vides narrative statements and expenditures for the CDBG program.
Copies of the reports are available at the Planning and Development
Department, Community Development Division, Florida Theatre Building,
128 East Forsyth Street, Suite 600 & 700, Jacksonville, Florida 32202,
8:00 a.m'. to 5:00 p.m.
Comments should be submitted in writing to Kenneth Pinnix, Chief,
Community Development Division, at the above address and received no
later than Monday, December 12, 2005. The final CAPER and GPR will be
submitted to the U.S. Department of Housing and urban development by
December 31, 2005.
,.JO N PEftT -"
JOHN PEYTON Michael J. Saylor, Director
MAYOR Planning & Development Dept.
The years passed on. Then
one day, he told of his
vision. We will buy all this
land and build a new church.
As usual, there were some
who doubted. Those people
will not sell. They do not
want us down here.
Pastor Calhoun just kept
on trusting and believing in
God. There were many set-
backs and obstacles, but in
May 1998 the congregation
walked into a new church
building and a new era.
What more proof do you
need that God is able?
Through sickness and
pain, heartache, trials and
tribulation, God stayed by
his side. He blessed the pas-
tor and the church. Pastor
Joe Calhoun believes that
children are our future.
"They should be trained to
believe that God would sup-
ply all of our needs. If you
demand respect from them,
you will not have to worry
about the jailhouse training
them. God loves us one and
He is married to Vivian
Smith Calhoun and "pop" to
four off springs and even
He loves being a family
man. He' likes to relax
sometime, but he is always
on call as New Bethlehem's
Whenever he is needed,
he asks God for strength
and "Sugar" (the name he
calls his wife) for under-
standing and patience to
take care of the flock placed
in his care.
He warns the congrega-
tion to look beyond him and
see Jesus because He is the
one who can save us.
Pastor Calhoun has been
called the "pastor of the
city" because of his willing-
ness to be helpful to anyone
His favorite scripture is
the* 23rd Psalms. He
ordained four preachers (M.
Lane, A. Tolliver, A'.
Hansley, and W. Smith) and
15 deacons as pastor of New
Bethlehem. Many aspiring
preachers have said they
succeeded because Joe
Calhoun gave them a chance
November 29, 1917-
November 13, 1991
Blessed are those who die
in the Lord!
Out of our lives, you may
be gone, but in our hearts
you still live on.
You are sadly missed.
From Your Children:
Rosa Lee, Deloris,
Barbara, Nolan, Leola,
Mary, Shirley, Zelena and
Diane; Your grands and
Pastor Joe Calhoun has
received many honors and
awards, including serving as
1st Vice Moderator of the
Baptist Association and just
completed his tenure as
He is an active member
of .the Baptist Ministers,
Alliance. He always
encourages people to get out
and vote it is a right that
many suffered to assure you
' Pastor Calhoun is a good
neighbor and a compassion-
ate friend. He is a counselor
to the downtrodden, a prayer
warrior for the sick, and a
symbol of peace to the
bereaved, a teacher to the
lost, a sign of hope to the
despaired and a shepherd to
He encourages all to look
beyond him in the pulpit and
see Christ who died on the
The staff of ministers at
New Bethlehem knew they
would learn from him and be
given an. opportunity to
deliver their skills. t
Whenever a member of
his congregation calls him,
he answers and he comes no
matter the time or place. His
members know he will be
there for them.
Pastor Joe Calhoun
served 21V2 years guiding,
providing leadership and
service to New Bethlehem
Baptist Church as their pas-
tor. His retirement is sched-
uled for December 31, 2005.
He said, "I have enjoyed my
years as a pastor and am
happy to retire without
Robert J. Blount, Jr.
August 10, 1955-
December 2, 1986
.As we walk back over our
mind of time, we see you,
we hear you and we can
touch you. Whatjoy you
are in our memories to
hold onto. You are loved.
Parents: Tommie and Ida
M. Thomas. Children:
Antonio Fidel (Madie),
VaShawn K. Blunt-Wynn
Willie M. White. Uncle:
John H. white, Jr.
being driven away. I am
retiring as a pastor, not as.a
preacher. God called me,
and I will preach until I die,"
and the members say,
"Amen and thank God for
the Rev. Joe Calhoun!"
Amauri, died November
died November 24, 2005.
November 25, 2005. A.B.
Coleman Mortuary, Inc.
BRADY-Debra Ann, 49,
died November 26,.2005.
Yvonne, died November
COBB-Catherine, 82, died
November 24, 2005.
November 28, 2005.
November 23, 2005.
HARPER-Rose D., died
November 29, 2005.
died November 22, 2005.
died November 26, 2005.
ILES-Dwayne Ashley, 45,
died November 25, 2005.
Alphonso West Mortuary,
November 24, 2005.
November 25, 2005.
KITT-David E., died
November 22, 2005.
KIRTSEY-Floyd, Jr., 20,
died November 25, 2005.
Alphonso West Mortuary,
November 27, 2005.
died November 22, 2005.
A.B. Coleman Mortuary,
November 22, 2005. A.B.
Coleman Mortuary, Inc.
OWENS-Dorothy, 88, died
PAGE-Evelyn Marie, died
November 23, 2005.
Alphonso West Mortuary,
November 25, 2005. A.B.
Coleman Mortuary, Inc.
November 26, 2005.
November 25, 2005.
SPENCER-Jesse, 82, died
November 25, 2005.
died November 22, 2005.
STEVENS-Arthur, Jr., died
November 26, 2005.
died November 22, 2005.
B., Sr. died November 23,
November 22, 2005. A.B.
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Olympians Evelyn Ashford,
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in 2006 to enable sports fans across the United States to
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SEATTLE Venus and
Serena Williams sat in awe,
smiling and clapping as the
T.T. Minor Tumblers made
continuous tumbling runs.
S"I could never flip like
that," Serena told the crowd
in the small, packed elemen-
tary school gymnasium
Thursday morning. "I used
to want to be a gymnast."
The Williams sisters
were in Seattle to kickoff the
second year of their charity
exhibition tour Thursday
night at KeyArena.
The tour will also visited
Cleveland on December 1
and moves to Washington
D.C. on December 8 after
going to Detroit, Atlanta and
Chicago last year. The tour
raised $175,000 for various
charities last year, officials
The tour represents the
first public tennis the pair
have played in months.
Since the U.S. Open, both
have been rehabbing left
knee injuries. Serena also
battled a left ankle injury
that limited her to just 28
matches this year.
Neither sister qualified
for the season-ending WTA
Championships last week in
Los Angeles. Venus finished
the year with a. 37-10 record
and the title at
Wimbledon, while Serena
went 21-7 and won the
Ali Center Opens
LOUISVILLE, Ky. The
Muhammad Ali Center was
dedicated Sunday in a cere-
mony celebrating the values
of the boxing great and his
ties to his hometown.
The dedication capped a
weekend of hoopla sur-
rounding the opening of the
$80 million, six-story center
on the edge of downtown
Louisville. A Hollywood-
style qvent Saturday night at
a nearby performing arts
center drew 'President
Clinton as well as athletes,
actors and singers.
Ali didn't speak during
the ceremony on a plaza
overlooking the Ohio River.
He stood with his family in
front of the flags of 141
nations whose children have
contributed to the Ali
Center. He waved and point-
ed tq. the crowd.
Scott Johnson and Peter Vidmar collected seven individual
medals in the competition. Vidmar captured the gold medal
on the pommel horse and the silver in the individual all-
around. Daggett earned the pommel horse bronze while
Conner was golden on the parallel bars. Gaylord came away-
with the silver in the long horse vault and bronze medals in
the parallel bars and rings.
Arare five-time U.S. Olympian (1976, 1980, 1984, 1988,
1992), Ashford won gold in both the 100 meters and the
4x100-meter relay at Los Angeles in 1984 and was-the silver
medalist in the 100m in 1988 at Seoul, where the sprinter
again was a member of the USA's gold medal-winning
4x100m relay. Ashford collected her third consecutive
4x100m relay Olympic gold medal at Barcelona in 1992.
Among the inductees is Jacksonville's "Bullet" Bob
Hayes Called the "World's Fastest Human," Hayes earned a
pair of Olympic gold medals at the 1964 Tokyo Games. In
addition to winning the 100 meters with a world-record-
tying time, Hayes ran the anchor leg of the 4xl00m relay,
turning a three-meter deficit into a three-meter victory and
new world record. As a member of the 1972 Super Bowl-
winning Dallas Cowboys, Hayes became the only athlete to
win both an Olympic gold medal and a Super Bowl ring.
The most decorated gymnast in U.S. history, Miller
Jack Del Rio
Sinj u r e d
S' Sunday on
.. first offen-
sive play in a
will not be
Byron Leftwich injured
reserve. The news came after it was learned that Leftwich
will not have surgery to repair his broken left ankle.
For the next two weeks, he'll be in a non weight-bearing
state and allow the leg to heal," Del Rio said. "After that,
we'll just have to see where he's at and take it from there. He
has responded well to injuries in the past."
The injury leaves the quarterback duties to backup David
Jacksonville Jaguars' Derrick Wimbush celebrates his
touchdown against the Arizona Cardinals during the
third quarter Sunday, Nov. 27, 2005, at Sun Devil
Stadium in Tempe, Ariz. Jacksonville won 24-17. (AP
Tuskegee 28, Alabama State 27 OT
Prairie View A&M 30, Texas Southern 27 -
Grambling State 50, Southern 35 -Richmond 38, Hampton
Left which Won't
DECEMBER 3,. 2005
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JAIL OR BAIL
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guilty in a court of lacn. 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.
DOMESTIC BATTERY-On Sunday, November 27,
2005 at 1:00 p.m. a police officer responded to a
domestic battery call. Upon arrival, the officer met with
a pregnant female (victim), who stated that her 21-year-
old boyfriend (suspect), who is her children's father, hit
her repeatedly in the right eye. The police officer
observed that the victim was pregnant, and that her
right eye was swollen, bruised, and filled with blood.
The officer made contact with the suspect. and read him
his rights. The suspect was aware of his girlfriend's
pregnancy. The suspect was arrested, transported to
jail, and charged with a felony.
PETIT THEFT-On Saturday, November 26, 2005 at
8:11 p.m. a police officer was dispatched to an auto
crash in the 1100 block of Atlantic Boulevard. Upon
arrival,, the officer made contact with a 35-year-old
female driver (suspect) who was involved in the crash."
A check for warrants revealed that the suspect had an
active warrant for her arrest by Judge Moran on 8/26/04
for worthless checks and debit cards. Upon confirma-
tion of the warrants, the suspect was arrested, transport-
ed to jail, and charged with a misdemeanor.
POSSESSION OF CONTROL SUBSTANCE-On
Sunday, November 27, 2005 at 11: 30 a.m. two detec-
tives were posing as drug buyers when they came in
contact with two male (suspects) in their twenty's. The
undercover officers engaged a man in a conversation in
reference to the purchase of crack cocaine. The man
stated that they would have to go to an alternate loca-
tion. The detectives agreed. The co-defendant entered
the back of the,pickup truck with the officers, and they
went to the gas station in the 3000 block of North
Liberty Street where they met the suspect. The suspect
-walked directly to one of the detectives and handed him
the crack cocaine. The take down signal was given and
both suspects were detained. They were read their
rights and both suspects denied any acknowledgement
of the transaction. The JSO money was found on the
suspect that handed the detective the crack cocaine. The
Suspects were arrested transported to jail, and charged
with a felony.
POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA-On
Sunday, November 27, 2005 at 12:15 p.m. the JSO
Narcotics Unit was conducting a citywide drug buy
bust operation. An undercover detective was posing as
a drug user, and made contact with a 48-year-old
female (suspect), who "Yelled Vice! Vice!" The under-
cover detective stopped. The suspect was riding on a
bicycle at 16th and North Laura Streets. The undercov-
er detective asked the suspect did she have any
weapons or drugs on her. She told the officer that she
had a Hitter in her pocket. The officer found a crack
cocaine pipe in her right jacket pocket and some crack
cocaine in her trouser pocket. The suspect was read her
rights. She told the undercover officer that' she did not
want to go to jail, and that she wanted to work off her
charges. The suspect was arrested, transported to jail,
and charged with a felony.
FALSE USE OF ID-On Sunday, November 27, 2005
at 1:10 a.m. a police officer, while on patrol, observed
the listed vehicle being driven by a 20-year-old male
(suspect) in the 1600 block of Fairfax Street. The vehi-
cle had no "tag light". The officer conducted a traffic
stop, and observed the suspect exit the vehicle. The
officer made contact with him and asked if the vehicle
was his. He advised that it was his girlfriend's. The offi-
cer asked for his license, and the suspect said "for
what?". The officer told him because the tag light was
out. He said that he was not driving the car. The officer
saw him exit the car and he still denied driving the vehi-
cle. He was the only occupant. The officer asked for his
license again. He advised that he had never been issued
one. He gave the officer his brother's ID card, and said
that his name Latroy T. Getzen, and birth date was
10/14/82. Further investigation revealed that was a
false name. A search revealed that the suspect had never
been'issued a license as he said. Also he had'four traf-
fic violations from 1/18/05 to 10/03/05. He was also
cited for the above traffic violation. The suspect was
read his rights, arrested, transported to jail, and
charged with a felony.
CHILD SUPPORT-On Sunday, November 27, at 2:30
p.m. a police officer was dispatched to a 22-year-old
female (suspect) resident to serve a warrant for late
child support in the amount of $1,500.00. The suspect
was arrested, transported to jail, and charged with a
Your Weekly Horoscope
(DECEMBER 3, 2005-DECEMBER 9, 2005)
ARIES (March 21 to
April 19) You're .
full of vim and
vinegar this week.
However, try not
to be overly critical as a
result. Enthusiasm is fine,
but don't accompany this
with a sour attitude.
TAURUS (April 20 to
May 20) Restlessness mars
the beginning of the week.
* -'You feel trapped
in a boring rou-
tine. Be patient as
things heat up
GEMINI (May 21 to
June 20) A fresh financial
venture is on the _
horizon for you.
Be sure to keep
your eyes open
for this opportunity. Later in
the week, trust in a friend's
CANCER (June 21 to
July 22) While you'll want
to park yourself in front of,
D the tube this
Seek. get up and
There's plenty to
do concerning holiday
preparations. Over the
weekend, domestic chores
need tending to.
LEO (July 23 to
August 22) You're right to
consider a co-worker's idea
can put on the
and make it work. Later in
the week, pay attention to
matters of health.
VIRGO (August 23
to September 22) There's
some minor -trouble on the
home front. If you
just stay out of the
way, it resolves I 1
itself. This week-
end, shopping is in order.
LIBRA (September 23
to October 22) You're rather
introspective as the week
results in new
week's end, you're
sure of the changes you want
to make in your life.
23 to November 21) Get
out those vacation
brochures. This provides a
r .- from the holiday
frenzy. Later in
the week, chil-
dren require extra attention.
(November 22 to
December 21) Legal and
contractual matters are
could very well
relate to real L
estate. Over the weekend,
family members come up
with great holiday ideas.
(December 22 to
January 19) An outing of
a cultural nature is possible
midweek. On. the work
front, bigwigs are
p articul ar ly
you're up to the task.
A Q UARI US
(January 20 to
February 18) Indulging in
nostalgia is fine. Just don't
let it make you
you're wont to do
at times. Later in
the week, an
opportunity for advance-
ment arises at work.
19 to March 20) Your.
mate is concerned with your
Perhaps you have
this person. If so,
remedy this over the week-
end with a romantic dinner
for just the two of you.
Mom Allegedly Spikes)
Macaroni With Bleach
SCORAOPOLIS, Pa. A mother has been charged with
trying to poison her adult daughter and her daughter's fami-
ly after allegedly pouring bleach into their macaroni and
cheese on Saturday night.
Nancy O'Donnell, 56, was charged with four counts each
of aggravated assault and recklessly endangering another
person, police said.
O'Donnell's daughter, Victoria Lynn O'Donnell, 24, was
preparing dinner around 6:30 p.m. for her live-in boyfriend,
Jamal Scott, 30, and their 6-year-old son and 2-year-old
daughter, The four share a home with Nancy O'Donnell.
Victoria O'Donnell went upstairs while the food was
cooking, and police said that when she came back down-
stairs, she could smell bleach in the food. She tried the mac-
aroni and cheese and immediately spit it out after tasting the
bleach, police said.
No one else tasted the food.
Victoria O'Donnell .then confronted her mother about the
allegedly tainted dinner. According to court records, Nancy
O'Donnell said.she wanted to sicken her daughter because
"you don't deserve those children."
Police reported a strong odor of bleach when they arrived
to investigate. Nancy O'Donnell later denied pouring bleach
into the pasta, police said.
GREETINGS AND SPECIALS
WE HAVE SPECIAL PRICES
FOR THE HOLIDAYS.,
November 26, 2005
Limbaugh, December 12;
Jamie Foxx; December 13;
Patty Duke, December 14;
Helen Slater, December 15;
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By Rych McCain
Our guest was a lit-
tle under the weather
with a cold coming on
so I recommended what
I do that works. Take
some lemon juice and
sprinkle as much red
cayenne pepper as you
can stand, in a glass
and dilute with a good
fruit juice. Then sip that
rascal until it's gone
and make another one
and another one if you
have to do it. This will
knock the sniffles out.
Our in studio guest was
superstar mega record
If you listen to rap
and hip-hop, you have
heard plenty of this
man's work. His list of
produced artists runs
like a roll call of every
major player in the
game i.e., Snoop Dogg,
Busta Rhymes, The
Game, 50 Cent, Lloyd
Banks, Xzibit, Mary J.
Blige, D-12 and I could
go on and it would fill
this page. HI-TEK had
his beginnings in his
native Cincinnati, Ohio
where he still lives and
now owns and operates
his recording studio,
Teklab, in Kentucky,
just outside of
During the late 90's,
Tek started making beats
at home in his mom's
house. During that time
he would hop on a bus to
New York City and walk
the streets playing his
beats for anyone who
would listen. He eventu-
ally put together his own
studio. What was it like
before the break and the
hits came? Tek ponders,
"I was running a studio
back home in
Cincinnati. I would
charge $25 per hour. I
was dealing with all of
the groups in Cincinnati.
That's pretty much what
I did everyday man."
In 1998, TEK h6oked
up with the Cincinnati
based crew called Mood
and co-produced their
first album on TVT
Records. Next came the
team up with New York
based MC Talib Kweli
where they formed the
Eternal. TEK single
Reflection Eternal's first
album Train of Thought,
which reached gold sta-
HI-TEK. (2005 Andre' B. Murray/A Bern Agency Photo)
tus and has become a
classic favorite amongst
hip-hop purists. Tek's
production style for
artists like Mos Def and
Common helped solidify
Rawkus Records as the
Mecca of New York hip-
hop from 1999-2000.
Afterwards his solo
Volume I," was released
which yielded the chart-
topping single "Round
Of course we had to
make a little "shop talk"
for the benefit of you
aspiring producers. In
the pre-computer days,
producers would go
into the studio with live
instruments and lay
rhythm tracks, vocals,
sweeten with strings
and overdubs then mix,
all in the main studio.
Nowadays, in the com-
puter era, beats are
made in pre-production
studios then the masters
are "dumped" i.e.,
HI-TEK continued on D-4
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By Rych McCain
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took to the stage at the
world famous Club
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Angeles with his six-
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background singers for
his revue titled "Chillin'
With Phil." The show
features Phil crooning
his smooth vocals
through pop, jazz and
R&B tunes. Smooth
Jazz saxist Kirk
Whalum's latest CD is
Kirk Whalum Performs
The Babyface Songbook
is the number one selling
contemporary jazz CD in
the country for several
weeks and is currently
among the top five on the
jazz chart. Whalum is a
part of an all-star Katrina
fundraiser album HUR-
NOW which features a
host of superstar record-
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released November 22
on the Concord Records
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Playwright Premiers Play In Seattle
By James Coley, Special to the So I started writing it and I realized
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writers will tell others aspiring to
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the financial instability, the feeling
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The picture many of them paint is
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question, "Then why are. you-writ-
Author, Poet, and Playwright
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road, but the smile she wears when
talking about writing quickly
reveals the reason she nonetheless
remains passionate about her craft.
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Jordan,' whose first full-length
play,. Sadie 's Kitchen, premiered at
the Langston Hughes Cultural Arts
Center over the weekend, has been
writing professionally since she
was 19 years old.
Born.in Oakland, La'Chris was
raised in California, but spent
many of her years in New Orleans,
where her first play takes place. At
19, she moved to Seattle to study
broadcast journalism at the
University of Washington, and
later went on to live for three years
.in the United Arab Emirates, work-
ing as a freelance writer and acting'
in a theater company in Dubai.
"When I started writing, I said
to myself, "'I'll write my novel
when I'm 40,'" said Jordan. "But
then I was working and writing
freelance articles and I realized I
wasn't really fulfilling my soul.
There was something missing and I
felt there were a lot of stories that
needed to be told."
Sadie s Kitchen is just such a
story. The play, directed by Isaiah
-Anderson, Jr., was born from a
powerful dream La'Chris had. "I
had a dream about this scene. It
was really odd and very powerful.
internally, part of it being autobio-
graphical...I didn't say to myself
that I was going to sit down and
write a play. It just happened," she
The play tells the story of a-
mother, Sadie, and her daughter
Clarice, who is about to graduate
from college. Yet, when Clarice
tells her mother she is pregnant
and about to have an abortion, the
family is forced to face conflict
and heartache that will compel
them to look at their secrets and the
strength of their family bond.
For La'Chris, so much about
the complex experience of living
can be seen within the family.
"I'm writing about family a lot,
about the family dynamic that
makes us who we are and what we
do when we have conflict," she
continued. "And of course, I'm
inspired by us, by the African-
American experience, from the
beauty and power that comes from
La'Chris' work strives to reflect
that struggle, even within the fam-
"After the play was written, I
sat down and wondered what type
of writer I wanted to be. What
were the stories I wanted to tell? It
always came down to truth. The
stories that have deeper meaning
come from those experiences that
you've-gone through. Before you
know it, you've created a story that
isn't just about you,. it's about other
people too and it no longer belongs
Of course, then comes the other
struggle of the playwright, giving
the story over to a director and
actors. However, La'Chris counts
herself blessed. And seeing her
first play in production has been
like a dream for. Jordan.
"It's exciting. It's almost like
you don't know what to expect,"
she said. "I mean, you know the
logistics and what's required, but
as a playwright, seeing it from
beginning to end you find yourself
thinking, 'I didn't realize it was
going to be so intense and inspir-
ing as it is now!"
HI-TEK continued from D-1
downloaded to the board in the
big studio where vocals are
added and the mixing is done.
How does TEK produce? TEK
smiles, "It's a little bit of both.
I use the new technology and I
use the old school way." What
are some of TEK's favorite
toys to play with in the studio?
"I like the "Motif" by Yamaha;
it's. pretty much a newer key-
board. I like keyboards that
have more of an authentic
sound, something more real."
Other keyboards he uses
include the "triton" and the
Korg "MS-2000." His prefer-
ence in drum machines is the
What direction does TEK
see hip-hop going? He states
emphatically, "I think the cre-
ativity level is getting lazy.
There are a lot of people out
there working hard but the out-
let is not as big as it used to be.
You know, right now you have
a lot of gangsta rap being pro-
moted or whatever is contro-
versial and that is pretty much
what is being pushed and cre-
ativity ain't really the thing
How much control does an
artist, have over his/her image
and music content that the
record companies put out?
TEK replies, "You've got just
as much control as you want
really. The label has their say-
so but it depends on how you
come in the door and how
much protection you put on
yourself. It depends on how
strong you come into the
game. How much of a demand
you are in. When you are in
high demand, you can do or
say whatever you want."
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Alicia Keys And Bono Sing Together For Charity
Alicia Keys and Bono
collaborated on a song
"Don't Give Up (Africa)"
to benefit a fund that pro-
vides medicine to fami-
lies infected with AIDS
and the HIV virus.
The song will be avail-
able exclusively on
iTunes starting Tuesday.
The pair first sang the
tune at a Nov. 3 fund-rais-
er in New York City for
"I love this song. And I
love Bono. I really respect
what he has done for
Africa and how he has
used his fame to do good
in the world. I hope I can
do half as much in my
life," Keys, a global
ambassador for the chari-
ty, said in statement
"I believe AIDS is the
most important issue we
face, because how we
treat the poor is a reflec-
tion of who we are as a
people. I urge everyone to
recognize the extreme
disaster Africa is facing
and step up for the
For more information
on .the charity go online
TV I BAC
WEEK OF 12/03/05:
* Weekdays, 7 a.m. & 4
p.m. "B. Smith with
* Weekdays, 9 a.m. &
9:30 a.m. "Amen" fea-
turing TV legend
Sherman Hemsley and.
* Weekdays 11 a.m. -
"Living It Up With Patti
* Weekdays, noon,
"Shoi\ time at the
* Weekdays, 1 p.m.-
* Weekdays. 6 p.m. -
*Weekdays, 6:30 p.m. -
* Weekdays, 7 p.m.
* Weekdays, 7:30 p.m. -
*Saturdays 6:00 p.m. -
*Sundays 6:00 a.m. 1
"T.D. Jakes," "Creflo
Dollar," and "Victory
*Saturday, 12/03, 12,
p.m. "The John H.
Johnson Story" Richard
Roundtree narrates this
profile of Ebony/Jet pub-
lisher John H. Johnson
and the magazines' 60
* Saturday, 12/013, 1
p.m. Bid Whist Party
Throwdown II -
Celebrity card party with
Ella Joyce, Garrett
liorris, Tonya Pinkins,
Dick Anthony Williams.
Hosted by Brad Sanders
and Kiki Shepard.
* Sunday, 12/04, 10 p.m.
Christmas" Enjoy the
holiday sounds of Ray
Charles in one of his
* Sunday, 12/04, 7 p.m.
Catch -the season pre-
miere of "Gospel of
Music w/ Jeff Majors"
with James Ingram.
* Friday, 12/09, 7 p.m.
Join Sharpton and his
guests as they discuss
* Daily, 6:00 a.m. -
Inspiration with Brother
Gerard BET showcases
top ministers in the
munity, along with BET
Henry who provides
updates on gospel and
* Weekdays, 11 a.m., 6
p.m. "106 & Park" -
Hang out with the indus-
try's hottest talents and
count down the day's top
videos voted on by you.
* Weekdays, 4:00 p.m. -
"Rap City" Watch the
latest and hottest rap
* Weekdays, 5:00 p.m. -
"Road Show" BET hits
the road to various cities
and college campuses
across the country for a
high-energy "Battle of
the Sexes" between 20
young men and women
as they try to outdo one
.another for, bragging
rights and prizes! Join
new host Danella and
"Rap City" veteran host
Mad Linx as they spot-
light the best in this
week's spirited competi-
*Weekdays, 11 p.m. "In.
Living Color" reruns of
sketch comedy series.
*Fridays, 10 p.m.
favorite primetime come-
dy is back. for a brand .
new 14th season, bring-
ing more jokes than ever
from the city of New
Christmas Proqram Specials
Alabaster's Song (112 hr):
Animated, An angel from atop a Christmas tree, Alabaster, comes to life and recounts the story of Bethlehem.
It's Christmas, Dr. Joe! (1/2 hr):
Animated, A group of displaced children go in search of the true meaning of Christmas. During their search Ihe kids learn to deal with "
neighborhood bullies, problem solving and teamwork.
Micah's Christmas Treasure (1 hr):
Animated. A young Micah, in search of treasure and wealth for his poor family, stumbles upon a manger one night in Bethlehem. Micah is
faced with the most important dedsion of his life, will he trade information to attain riches and gold, or will he find a greater treasure?
Spunky's First Christmas (11/2 hr):
Animated. A yoing pup, Spunky, gets separated from his family and is lost in the city. Will he make it home in time for his first Chdstmas?
True Christmas (1/2 hr):
Animated. This story examines the contrast between a wealthy and powerful ruler and the coming of Jesus.
Music & Entertainment
85 Christmas Special (1 hr):
Get crunk this Christmas with the hottest new teen sensation, B5! The brothers are a classic group of male grooners who will free style the
B5 way in their tirst Black Family Channel Christmas special. They'll also share their favorite Christmas memories and insider information
on making the hit single "All I Do".
nh Annual Spellman-Morehouse Choral Christmas (1 hr):
A choral concert of Christmas Classic's by combined choirs from Morehouse College and Spellman University.
Gospel Video Countdown: Holiday Special (1 hr):
Host Bennie Moore takes you on a musical joumey of traditional Christmas videos with spedal guest Gospel legend Shirey Caesar.
Badami Productions:2005 Holiday Inspiration (1 hr):
This one hour special is filled with holiday cheer from some of the legends of contemporary and inspirational music. Through song they will
share the true meaning of Christmas.
Gary's Gift II: The Gift of Giving (1 hr):
Black Family Channel Chairman and CEO, Willie E. Gary invites the entire community to join him in Stuart Florida for 3 days of fun, golf,
music;.and holiday entertainment as money is raised throughout the weekend for the education of our youth. Celebrities, athletes, and
entertainers join in the fun to party with a purpose.
Gary's Gift Il: A Musical Celebration (I hr):
Something for everyone, it's a soulful Christmas live with R&B legends both past and present,
A Christmas without Snow (2 hrs)
(1980, Drama) A newly divorced and jobless woman (Michael Learned) tinds herself in a strange city far from home. She joins a church
choir and under the direction of a stem but gifted choir master (John Houseman), she becomes part of a group striving toward a common
goal: to shape an assembly of amateurs into a chorus capable of performing Handel's 'Messiah' for the Christmas service. As the singers
prepare for the performance we learn a little something about the personal lives of several choir members, including Ramon Bier, Ruth -
Nelson, and Jane Curin
Orleans. The "Big
Easy's" rich gumbo of
culture and music" sets
Sthe spicy backdrop as
new host Sheryl
Underwood cranks up
the laughs with the help
from a mix of up-and-
coming comics and show
* Tuesday, 9 p.m.,
Saturday, 8 p.m. So
do you -really want to
work in the music biz?
Do you know what it
takes to get there? Savvy
music mogul and mega-
Dash will gladly teach
the lessons with an edgy
attitude that accepts no
failure easily. Watch the
excitement, fierce com-
petition and tense
moments as a set of 16
young and eager entre-
preneurs vie to be part of
Dash's multi-million dd-
lar empire and earn the
title of the "Ultimate
Hustler." Don't miss a
single episode to see who
survives .Dash's mogul
"boot camp" and who
gets sent packing.
* Saturday, 12/03, 7:30
p.m. "BET.com" -
Countdown your favorite
* Sunday, 12/04, 12:.Q00.
p.m., "Answering the
Call: A BET News S.O.S.
Update" BET corre-
spondents on the ground
in the Gulf Coast take
you on a journey from
heartbreak to hope. We
look at the complications
-of race, the responses of
Black leadership on the
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digitally on its website, events
-and is donating 100% of & Shr
those proceeds to aid the this tec
relief efforts for the Gulf a spe
Coast victims. Finally, friends
Whalum will join the prise tl
),ave Koz & Friends; a very
Smooth Jazz Tour along extra
with Jonathan Butler, honor.
Patti Austin and David clubs,
Benoit. and trf
UPN has a new reali- ers all
ty series called "GET nothing
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by Kristin Cavallari pile of
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man of Harrison
ftman. Each week
im will work with
and family to sur-
ieir loved one with
igant event in their
From the hottest
over the country,
g will be spared to
hese dreams come
wonder if any peo-
color will be in on
Pic tures," stars Rosario
Dawson as Mimi, Taye:
Diggs as Benny, Wilson
Jermaine Heredia as
Angel, Jessie L. Martin
as Tom Collins, Idina
Menzel as Maureen,
Adam Pascal as Roger,
Anthony Rapp as Mark
Cohen and Tracie Thorns
as Joanne. It is produced
and directed by Chris
Columbus with a screen-
play by Stephen
Rent was written and
created by the late
Jonathan Larson who
unfortunately died from
aortic aneurysm on the
eve of the play's first pre-
view. The Broadway ver-
sion of Rent vaulted to
iiparallel success win-
ning the 1996 Pulitzer
Prize for Drama, the
Obie Award, the New
York-' Drama Critics
Circle Award, four Tony
Awards and three Drama
Desk Awards. After nine
ears. Rent is still play-
ing on Broadway as one
of the longest running
plays in history. It is also
playing on stages all over
The music Jonathan
Larson wrote for Rent
was spectacular. The
actors singing was off
the hook. It was great to
enjoy "real" vocaliza-
tion! These pitiful, no-
video artists out there
today wouldn't have a
prayer at a singing role
in this movie. Keep in
mind however, that this
is a musical. Those of
you who don't like
scenes where the actors
are taking then break out
in a song, won't get off
on this flick.
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