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JANUARY 14, 2006-JANUARY 21, 2006
Operation Foxx Den
Send Many To A Prison
JACKSONVILLE, Fl. The interviews were held
from February to August 2005 trying to pin down drug
trafficking organizations in the Jacksonville area. It
was learned that Operations Poppy Seed and Operation
Foxx Den had some sort of relationship.
Several suspects were identified who distributed
cocaine in Jacksonville after arranging delivery from
Atlanta as well as overseeing the profits going back to
the capital city of Georgia. While conducting the
investigations, nineteen, suspects were identified as
being involved., Of the two major busts, Operations
Poppy seed and Foxx Den, it was discovered that
Cedric Alford, a resident of Atlanta, was the same sup-
One Of Nation's Highest Honors
Going To A Jacksonville DJ
Jerome S. Brummell,
Brother Jaye 1 3 6 0 ,
will be honored this month
in Nashville as the first
Stellar Aw\ard DJ recipi-
Tune In To IMPACT
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Brother Jaye is known,
for playing some. of the
best in gospel music dur-
ing his "Saturday
He plays from quartets to
choirs, including praise
and worship as well as
hip hop gospel., He is
also noted for his compa-
ny, "Glorify" which helps
get some of gospel's
greatest artists to perform
around the country.
Brother Jaye started his
career as a gospel DJ
while a studerli at Wiley
College in Marshall (East
Texas), Texas about 17
years ago. Now he is
Number One in the U.S.
plier for two individuals who had already been arrest-
ed. It was also learned that some of the members of the
drug conspiracy used another cocaine source of-supply
through Aqeel Baruti who used lower.level drug con-
spirators to transport cocaine to Jacksonville.
Through these investigations a multi-pronged drug
conspiracy that was responsible for .the delivery and
sale of large quantities of Cocaine, Marijuana and
MDMA from Atlanta to Jacksonville has been disman-
tled, several arrests were made some suspects are still'
Seized was 103 Kilograms of Cocaine, approximate-
ly 2000 pounds of marijuana, 1000 pills of MDMA and
So You Call YourselfA Man
The issue of "being a
man" is one that weighs
m e n,
African American com-
munity. SO YOU
CALL YOURSELF A.
MAN, author Carl
Weber, Ne\\ York Times
and Essence Magazine
will be in Jacksonville
Thursday and Friday
and will be heard
Saturday on IMPACT,
The Florida Star radio
In SO YOU CALL
YOURSELF A MAN,
Weber explores the real-
ity of manhood, making
it clear that, in his opin-
ion, simply having a Y
trover- Car Weber
sial and sometimes
touchy issues of integri-
ty, responsibility, .and
what it truly means to be
able to "call yourself a
man" in contemporary
America -and within the
Man continued on A-7
approximately $512, 000 dollars from these drug con-
Jacksonville's Leaders Tell
What They Will Fix In 2006
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Each year, The Florida
Star present "People to Watch." This year, we are fac-
ing so many issues that we decided to have some of the
city's leaders from the African American community
provide an agenda or their thoughts about what they
want to do or what they would like to see done in 2006
"Things to Fix in 2006."
Congresswoman Corrine Brown's 2006 Agenda
"I will continue to fight for the
hard working constituents in nmy
district. I will work to restore the
harmful cuts in social services
made by the current leadership in
Washington. ensure full funding of
services for veterans returning
From Iraq. improve educational
opportunities for all children, and
ensure the changes to Medicaid Corrine Brown
don't ad\ ersely affect the people of
State Senator Anthon. "Tony" Hill
SSenator Hill is the new chairperson for the Florida
Black Caucus. His agenda represents that organization
and is therefore, more lengthy.
."Our major priorities will cover
Reducing Poverty, Providing
Affordable Housing. Providing
Livable Wages. Assuring
Retirement Benefits and
Addressing the Ex-Felon
Restoration of Rights Issue. The
sections below outline some of the
Anthony Hill ways the above will be addressed,
and. additional areas of importance.
We are \forking to place and initiate on the up-com-
ing ballot todautomatically restore all rights to ex-felons
in Florida upon completion of their mandatory sen-
tence(s), including probation, restitution and any other
requirement set by the court. Florida is one of.only
seven (7) states where restoration is not automatic upon
completion of sentence.
We are working with our local minority physicians to
develop a Minority Physician's Network to address needs
of Medicaid patients. This network will include physi-
cians from General/Family Practice and every specialty,
to include, but not be limited to, Cardiology, Pulmonary,
Endocrinology, Podiatry, OB/GYN, Gastroenterology,
Dental/Orthodontic, Optometrist, Psychiatrist, Nurses,
Mental Health Professionals, and Pharmacist.. This
Jacksonville Model will be one which may be utilized
across the state and the eventually the country.
We are working to find ways to reduce the number of
families li\ ing below the poverty level. This encompass-
es education, training, jobs, and wages. Minority fami-
lies in Florida comprise the largest numbers living below
the poverty level. While 2 Million people in Florida live
below the poverty level; 1.2 million are Black and
Hispanic, and Blacks are the largest percentage of the
entire group. Of the 2 Million 600,000 blacks in Florida,
659,527 are below the poverty level, 26.32%. The White.
population is 10 Million, with 900,915 below the over
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BETTY ASQUE DAVIS
The 11-hour drive
to Jackson, Miss., and
then to New Orleans,
was a trip that local
civil rights activists
Willena Canon and
Rev. Nelson Johnson
will not soon forget.
Along with four
other travelers, the
two joined thousands
of supporters on
December 9 at the
National State of
Jackson, Miss., and
later at the March on
New Orleans on
Organized by the
Relief Fund and
the two events
occurred as a result of
growing outrage and
disapproval of the fed-
eral. and state govern-
ment, FEMA and the
Red Cross' handling
toward victims of
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"At first, it was like
a ghost town," Canon
explained about step-
ping foot in' New
Orleans' Ninth Ward.
"I didn't see any-
cars lined up along the
streets that were all
covered with a grayish
coating of dirt.
Walking up to the,
mud clumped on the
floor and seats inches
In these torn neigh-
said that residents
who have houses that
are beyond repair are
able to obtain trailers
to live in from FEMA.
"But the process of
being in a trailer is
A, person who
recently received a
trailer from FEMA
told Johnson that 'a
At both the confer-
ence in "Mississippi
and the March in New
Orleans, hundreds of
seeking help claimed
to be frustrated by the
deficiency of organ-
ized management in
'the city. New Orleans
residents claimed to
have been shuffled
from the Red Cross, to
FEMA to insurance
companies and back
to the Red Cross again
to receive too little or
"There is a feeling,
on the part of many
people, that they are
gradually being for-
gotten," Johnson said
about the citizens of
After seeing the.
devastation of New
and hearing testi-
monies from the city's
residents. Johnson and
Canon said that need-
less bureaucracy is a,
to acquire a trailer ini-
tially has to be placed
on a waiting list. Then
someone has to meas-
ure the land to deter-
mine if the yard has
adequate space. on
which to place a trail-
"And that takes a
long time," Johnson
Then someone else
comes out to place a
pole along the yard for
the power cables to
run through for the
trailer. Another person
has to inspect the
pole. A different per-
son then has to place
the trailer in the yard.
Someone else later
inspects the trailer.
And an additional per-
son has to connect the:
power to the trailer.:
which also has to be:
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Reverend Canon And Mrs. Nelson Wardell Pinder Honored At St. Philip's
LEFT FRAME: Senior Warden, Mr. Gregory Owens and Junior Warden, Dr. Kenneth Nixon makes presentations to Honorees Mrs. Marian and Father Nelson Pinder. .RIGHT
FRAME: Father Pinder greets Mrs. Theresa Sanders (affectionately called Mamma T.) as her daughter, Mrs. Metro Smith-Griffith stands by.
If There had been a death
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can do to help people through the
pain of their great, there are also
things that don't help at all--and that
could e~en be hunful Here are some
thoughts on ihing, i 's best not to do
Don't tr to "fi\" things, or make it
all bener for the person suffering the
loss--no one can e'er do that. Don't
use cliches, or tell people that time
heils all wounds The found d of loss
will neter really, heal, but the.\ 'ill
learn to li\e with the loss over time.
Don't compare one griever's loss or
experience of grief to another's.
Comparisons seem to minimize the
loss or to force grievers to behave the
"right way" instead of the'way they
are reacting--and this can retard the
Don't encourage grie iLng people
to make major changes, such :s
mo\ ing. changing lobs, etc. Extreme
grief clouds judgment. and the peo-
Sple ma later regret their decision
SDon't attempt to cheer them up--just
be there for them, and be as support-
Site as wou can Don't scold. gire
ad\ ice. lecture. etc Let the grtet run
*its course--and remember that
everyone heals at a different pace
Don't suggest the person can replace
the one they've lost ("You can have
Another baby," or "you'll find'some-
one else"). This can be alienating
Sand excruciating for grieving people
to hear--it seems to minirinize their
loss, even though 'that's not.your
"OurAim Is Not to Equal, But Excel"
5660 Moncrief Rd.*
Reception hostess serving culinary delights from left
are Madams Geraldine Smith, Carolyn Parker, Marian
Walker, Thelma Lewis, Gloria Dean and Thelma Hilyard.
By Marsha Dean Phelts
The St. Philip's Episcopal Church Family honored the
Reverend Canon and Mrs. Nelson Pinder on' Sunday,
January 8, 2006. This celebration comrnorates the 46th year
of Father Pinder's ordination into the ministry as a priest aind
the couple's 47th anniversary of matrimony. Pinder
remarked, "The Best thing that ever happened to me was
Jesus and my wife Marian." A Miami native, Nelson Pinder
was wed to Marion Elizabeth Grant of Soith Jacksonville,
August 15, 1959 in St. Philip's Episcopal Church. .He. was
Faith In Our Community
S -Scheduile pf Events and Services-
POWER PACKED REVIVAL-The public is invited to
attend a power-packed Revival Wednesday, January. 18-
Friday, January 20. nightly at 7:30 p.m. at-Soldiers For.,
Christ All denomination Church. 2045 Tuskegee Rd. The '
speaker Wednesday .and Thursday is Pastor Kevin W.
Thorpe, of Faith Baptist Church in' Gainesville, Fla. The
Revival concludes on FridaS night with the Pastor, Rev.
Arthur Mealer, III, as the speaker.
SHARE THE DREAM-The Boylan haven .Alumnae
Association Jacksonville. Florida Chapter invites the pubic
to attend its "'Share The Dream" service. The service will be
held during the 21st Annual Martin Luther King, Jr.
Birthda) observance on Monday. Januar- 16, 11:00 a.m. at
St. Paul A.M.E. Church. 6910 New Kings Rd. Rev. Charles
Scriven, and early African American police officer in Duval
County and a State Parole Commissioner, is -the speaker.
Music will be provided by the Ribault Senior High School
Chorus and Marilyn Ann Reynolds. .
SERIOUS PRAISE-Sword and Shield Kingdom Outreach
Ministry invites the public to attend service on January 22,
at 3:45 p.m. at father's House Conference Center, 1820'
Monument. Rd., Building 1. The Word and Praise Team,
under the direction of Ms. Kenshela Williams will be fea-
tured along with Minister William Jennings and others.
Rev. Mattie W. Freeman, Founder/Pastor.
MLK CELEBR4TION-Chapter 2 of the New York City
Transit retirees will hosta Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Community Celebration on Monday, January 16, 11:00 a.m.
at Palm Coast United Methodist Church, 5200 Belle Terre
Parkway in PalmCoast, Fla. Rev. Gillard S. Glover, Pastor
Palm Coast First A.M.E. Church, is the speaker. The New
Destiny ensemble will perform.
CHURCH AND PASTOR ANNIVERSARY-Faith
Deliverance Tabernacle: Ministries will host the 5th Church'
and Pastor Anniversary on January 17-19 and on January 22.
Bishop Kenneth H. Moales, Sr. ofPrayer Tabernacle Church
of Love in Bridgeport. CT is the guest speaker for the serv-
ice at 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 22. The church is locat-
ed at 220 Mill Creek Rd.
CHOIR ANNIVERSARY-The choir of St. Andrew A.M.E.
Church will celebrate its Choir Anniversary on Sunday,
January 22. The church is located at 125 9th St. South in
Jacksonville' Beach, Fla. For more information call (904)
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ordained Deacon in Miami arid to the Priesthood, January 9,
1960 in Orlando.
The Reverend Cannon Pinder has ministered around the
world in such places as Finland, Sweden, Russia, England,
Honduras, Jamaica, the West Indies, New York, Chicago,
Detroit, Appalachia, Orlando, Jacksonville and in the United
States House of Representatives. His is affectionately called
Father Pinder and commonly known as "The Street Priest" of
Orlando for his works in Civil and Human Rights. In 2002
he was inducted in the Florida Religious Hall of Fame.
Father Pinder has spent half of his life in God's ministry. He
is retired but continues to minister to the needs of the people.
He is on several boards for the national church and is the
national president of the Union of Black Episcopalians.
Several tributes to the Pinders were given at Sunday's
Holy Eucharist Celebration. Those who spoke were Leon.'
Johnson. Dr. Geraldine Williams Smith, James Pierce, Alma
Flowers and Dr. Wendell Morrison. They shared stories of
Pinder's student days, the love he radiates, his friendship, his
outstanding preaching, his leadership and his contributions
to St. Philip's. Dr. Morrison lamented that, "Father Pinder
was like the big fish that got a\\ay." never accepting the call
as Parish Priest at St. Philip's, yet when the Pinders are need-
ed most, they are there. The Pinders are the parents of two
children and four grandchildren.
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New Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church
1824 Prospect Street Jacksonville, FL 32208
Sunday: School 9:30 a.m. '"
Sunday Mlorning 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 Revie\ 8:00 p.m.
Pastor: Rev. Joe Calhoun
(904) 764-5727 Church
(904) 768-0272 Home
MIT. 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
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Saturday Prison Outreach 1:00 p.m.
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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 Noonr
Joy Explosion Ministry 6:30 p.m.
201 East Beaver St. (904) 355-9475
Rev. F.D. Richardson Jr., Pastor
Mount Sinai Missionary Baptist Church
2036 Silver Street Jacksonville, FL 32206
Rev. R. L. Gundy, Pastor
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Bible Power Eniichment Hour
Sunday School 9:15- 10:15 a.m.
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Baptism-Praise & Worship
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Scenes From The 2005 Holiday Season
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The Robert Manning Clan in front of their palatial Mandarin home
during The Mannings Annual New Year's Eve Brunch. The Manning
home, the food from Lauren-Steven and Genesis, and the fellowship
was spectacular! (Photoa J. Carl Davis, Sr.)
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At their New Year's Eve Brunch, The Mannings were joined by The
Johnsons from Ponte Vedra. (Photo: J Carl Davis, Sr)
The Mannings with The Browns.. Mrs. Brown is a past Volunteer
Jacksonville honoree. (Photo: J Carl Davis, Sr)
Mrs. Marietta LeBlanc Jones took time to pose with friends during
she and Hubby Josh Jones' spectacular Christmas Eve Open House..
(Photo: Josh Jones)
Ms. Juliette Thayer and Lou LeBlane celebrate the season at the Josh
and Marietta LeBlanc Jones Christmas Eve fare. (Photo: Josh Jones)
The John Clarks hosted a splendid New Year's Eve Party. We wel-
comed 2006 in grand style at yet another palatial home. (Photo: J. Carl
"We Are Family" were The Floyd Bahaims and The Willard Paynes The Moores were among the festive group at The Clarks party.
at The Clarks party. (Photo: J. Carl Davis, Sr.) (Photo: J Carl Davis, Sr.)
Charles Christmas, Mesdames Gloria Dean, Ava Parker Cole, Esq.
and Lana Oubre at the poolside of The John Clark's home. (Photo: J.
Carl Davis, Sr.)
Twin sister Maria and Moira Singleton had a "Girl's Makeover"
afternoon with their Mom. (Photo: J. Carl Davis, Sr.)
This was one of the unusual Christmas tree ornaments at the Josh
Jones Home. (Photo Josh Jones)
State Representative Audrey Gibson was caught by surprise as. she
danced at The Clarks New Year's Eve part.State Representative
Audrey Gibson was caught by surprise as she danced at The Clarks
New Year's Eve party.. (Photo: J Carl Davis, Sr.)
Terri Ketchum and Bill David relaxing at'the Josh Jones Party.
Being the always the greatest of hosts were Mill Cove Golf Club own-
ers The T.C. Newmans at their Holiday Appreciation Reception.
(Pioto: J. Carl Davis, Sr.)
Ms. Lana Suggs and Malcolm Champion were celebrating life at the
Mill Cove'Golf Club Appreciation,Reception. (Photo: J. Carl Davis,
The Davises following their 47th Anniversary Dance at the Flajax
Dance. (Photo: Josh Jones)
"It's better to get smart than to get mad. I try not to get so
insulted that I will not take advantage of an opportunity to
persuade people to change their minds."
John H. Johnson, 1918 2005
The Wendell P. Holmeses at the Flajax Dance. (Photo: Josh Jones).
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JANUARY 14, 2006 FLORIDA STAR PAGE A-S
Black Baby Girls More Likely
To Live When Born Very Premature
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- had*
Black baby girls born whei
weighing 2.2 pounds or less than
are more than twice as likely poun
to survive as white baby of n
boys born at the same had
weight, when many pre- survi
emies are still too tiny to and 1
make it on their own, sligh
Uni\ersitu of Florida .over
researchers have found. show
Analyzing data from O
more than 5,000 premature were
births, UF researchers pin- vive
pointed a link between gen- baby
der and race and the survival likely
rates of babies born at. boys
extremely low weights, likely
according to findings baby
released January 3 in the "
journal Pediatrics. abou
It's the first scientific signi
evidence of a phenomenon "We
doctors have observed for that
years, said Dr. Steven B. bette
Morse, a UF assistant pro- male;
fessor of pediatrics and the white
article's lead author. and
SBaby girls of both races states
STAMP.A. Fla..-- The" Peace
University of South Florida of su
welcomes Archbishop Souti
-Desmond Tutu who will Chur
deliver his lecture, "No leade
Future without Fdigiveness -vidua
An Evening 'with Afric
Archbishop Desmond Tutu," cern
January 19 at 7 p.m. at the ternil
USF Sun Dome. Admission incite
:is free and open to the pub- work
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Born in South Africa, was
Tutu became a world- Cape
renowned activist for human black
H e at th
1 96 0,
wavy for his
Slife g Bishop Tutu
commitment to speaking out
against apartheid. In 1975.
S he became the first black
.African to serve as Dean of
St. Nlar\'s Cathedral in
-Johannesburg. From 1976to
-1978, he was Bishop of
-' .In 1978, he became the
first black General Secretary
of the South African Council
'of Churches. Shirq
In 1984. Tuti was Chris
a\varded the Nobel Prize for Univ
the strongest advantage
n born weighing less
1,000 grams, about 2
Ids or as much as a quart
lilk,. Morse said. Girls
nearly twice the odds of
giving as baby .boys did,
black infants also had a
it survival advantage
whites, the research
overall black baby girls
twice as likely to sur-
compared with white
boys, 1.8 times more
y to survive than black
and 1.3 times more
y 'to live than white
When you're talking
t survival, that's very
ficant," Morse said,
have known in general
females tend to -have
r survival rates than
s and blacks better than
es. But quantifying that
finding if there .was 'a
tical significance had:
yet to be done."
Morse and other
researchers from the UF
Maternal Child Health
Education and Research and
Data Center also analyzed
the infants' developmental
ages and weights at birth,
combining these data with
race and gender to specify
the odds of survival for
babies born in each demo-
Nationwide, nearly a half
million babies are born pre-
maturely each year, accord-
ing to the National Center
for Health Statistics.
Only about 1 percent of
all babies born weigh less
than 2 pounds, and one of
the first questions parents of
these infants ask is if their
child will live,' said Morse,
who as a neonatologist
works with families every
SHaving accurate data can
help families and doctors
To Lecture At USF
e, "not only as a gesture
pport to him and to the
h African Council of
ches of which he is a
r, but also to all indi-
ils and groups in South
a who, with their con-
for human dignity, fra-:
iy and democracy,
the admiration of the'
Wo years later, Tutu
elected Archbishop of
Town. He was the first
:African to serve in this
ion, which placed him
e head of the Anglican
Church in South Africa, as.
the Archbishop of
Canterbury is the spiritual
.leader of the Church of
pressure and internal'dissent'
forced the, South African
government to reform.
In 1990, Nelson Mandela
of the 'African National
Congress was released after
almost 27 years in prison.
The follow ing year the gov-
ernment began the repeal
"of racially discriminatory"
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ersity of Florida. She is a new pre-med student from
make better decisions at a
time when choices can be
hard to make, he said.
"I'm trying to. get as
much information as I can/
before the baby is born to
give the parents a realistic
expectation. of survival," he
said. "Not all babies are the
same, especially with regard
to survival at this early ges-
tational age. There are dif-
ferences based on race and
gender, so we can't group all
these babies together and
say survival at less than
1,000 grams is X-percent."
SUF researchers studied
vital statistics from 5,076
babies born in' Florida
between 1996 and 2000 and
weighing less than 1,000
The influence of gender
and race on babies' survival
rates was more noticeable
the smaller the infants were,
the research shows. The.
higher the weights and.
developmental ages were at
birth, the more siurikal rates
increased for all babies.;
About 1,500 babies
included in the study were
extremely\ premature, born
when their mothers were
less than 24 weeks pregnant.
On average, these babies
had a less than 27 percent
chance of survival. 'Because
their organs have not had as
much time to develop, these
tiny babies are at the highest
risk for disabling health
problems, and doctors and
families often struggle to
decide what life-saving
measures should be taken, if
any, Morse said.
"This is the highest-risk
population of babies and
there is a lot of controversy,
especially at the lower ges-
tational ages, of howmiuch
should we really do for these
babies, how aggressively
should we treat them, espe-
cially around 23 to 24
weeks," he said.
The researchers do not
know' what measures were'
taken to save the lives of
each of the babies included
in the -study, which Morse
describes as the only limita-
tion of the research.
Many families. decide
just to hold their babies as
they pass away, while others
adopt a wait-and-see
approach or request all
measures be taken to save-
the preemie's life.
"It's very hard 'to make
rules as to which babies
should be resuscitated." said
Herman A. Hein, a professor
of pediatrics at the
University of Iowa. "Each
case should be addressed
with individuals. These
babies do have a tremendous
risk, but' it's interesting
when you talk to families
and ask them if they regret
their decision. I have yet to
find one that says yes."
Hein says the findings of
the UF study do not surprise
him. Prior research has
shown that black women.
tend to have more premature
babies than women of other
races, possibly because their
babies mature a little earlier
and faster, he said.
There isn't conclusive
.evidence yet to explain why
girls and black infants have
better chances.,of survival,
Morse said. But female pre-
.emies' lungs tend to be more
developed at birth, which
could be part of the explana-
tion, Morse said.
SFor Morse, the next big
question isn't why these
babies: survive but what hap-
pens to them when they do.
He now plans to study w,.hat
happens to extremely low-
birth weight children, \who
are more prone to health
problems, as they age.
"Survival is not every-
thing," he said. "It's a first
step. Probably a bigger
question to answer is quality
of life. That's the next step."
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ty level, 8.6%.
We are working to encourage more Black males to choose the field of Education
when they enter college, to increase the number of Black Male Teachers. There is a
serious shortage of Black males working as teachers, thereby, a lack of Black males
with direct knowledge and background understanding related to the cultural, social,
and economic aspects of the lives of Black students, working first hand with them and
serving as role models for them. We must increase Vocational Training through out the
school system in order to meet the demand of the Skilled Trades.
We are working to help increase the graduation rate of Black students, with empha-
sis on Black males, at the high school and college levels. We will work to increase the
age a young person may drop out of school' on their own, from sixteen (16) to eighteen
(18), in order to have more time to work with them toward earning a diploma or com-
pleting the requirements of a craft, thus enabling them to better take care of them-
selves. There are very few Jobs for people without a high school diploma and or com-
pletion of training in a skilled craft. An increase in the knowledge of grants and schol-
arships available, along with assistance in learning how to qualify and successfully
apply, to students for college will help increase the number of students who remain and
graduate. An increase in the number of college graduates, qualified for and obtaining
higher paying jobs; helps change the overall income levels of communities, thus
decreasing the poverty rate.
We are working to ensure that young people incarcerated receive real rehabilitative
services, and are not just warehoused until released. Required up-to-date educational
programs to keep students on grade level, skilled craft training, and appropriate coun-
seling must be included in the program, with mandatory follow-up upon release. A
required, comprehensive rehabilitation program will reduce recidivism and additional
crime, help increase the high school graduation rate, provide more skilled workers for
the work force, thus helping to reduce poverty.
We are working to ensure parity in the Correctional System, regarding pay for the
officers who guard those incarcerated in the Juvenile and Adult systems. Florida
spends over $18,000 a year per adult prisoner incarcerated, with a total incarcerated as
of June 30, 2005, of 84,901. Currently there are approximately 10,000 Juveniles in the
We must continue to work on Teacher'sSalaries. We entrust our children's minds to
individuals who we expect to work for some of the lowest salaries in the country.
Florida ranks at the.bottom in almost every area of Education. The caliber of teacher
obtainable is directly, relatedto salaries.
We must work to have transportation, a transportation system incorporated in an
evacuation plan. which includes all citizens. when a catastrophe such as Hurricane
Our work on the Johnnie Nlae Chappell Claims Bill. for her family will continue,,
as \ell our support'of the prosecution of those responsible for her murder."
State Representative Audrey Gibson
The year 2006 will find me focusing onthe area of ju\enilejus- L 'l
tice in an effort to reduce the number of kids in the "deep in." .
Rather than using the present system where our juveniles are .
locked up. I would like to focus on community based correction .
methods and services. \e need to push prevention dollars in the
community through the churches and other organizations so that : .
the communities will get closer together. In addition, I \\ill push "
for more small business development programs so that jobs \\ll
be iaailable for our south, to help keep them out of trouble. I am
presently on the Juvenile Justice Committee and I plan to utilize
this opportunity to better help our )oouth, and therefore our com- Audrey Gibson
munity as a %\hole. :
The Honorable Glorious Johnson City Councilwoman
.What I.like to see "Fixed in 2006"
S 1) Enactment of legislation to ensure that the needs expressed by.
the people are been realistically dealt \\ith.
2) Improvement of pro\ visions of public services for the people of
the Jacksonville Community.
S 3) Decrease in Crime. Working with the community to help fight
crime, drugs, and violence. As President of the MADDADS MOMS
-m Division,'\e must team up to cleanup our community. Crime in our
G loo community has become a crisis that needs the entire Jacksonville
Glorious community's attention. We are losingg our young people on a daily\
; basis to some form of crime, driigs and or violence.
4) Improving the economic disparity of the Northwest Jackson\ ille CommnunitN. As
Tonyaa Weathersbee stated in her column. Viewpoint, "An absence of visionn and
esteem..." has played a major role in the deterioration of our community. As leaders of
our community, it is our responsibility to help bring back the love and pride into our
As leaders, the quality of life issues should top our priority list (i.e., public safety,.
job opportunities. education, and economic development in the communities-more
businesses, more entrepreneurs).
Most of the things worth doing in the world had been declared impossible before
they were done .Justice Brandeis). It is not impossible to make our community a safe
place to live; it is not impossible to offer job opportunities; it is not impossible for our
children to get an education; and it is not impossible for leaders in our community to
work together to bring in real economic development. I believe that we can make a dif-
ference to change the \\ay we look at our community. In 2006. I pray that it \\ill be
Public Information Officer, Ken Jefferson, JSO
THINGS I WOULD LIKE TO SEE HAPPEN IN 2006
I would like to see the African American Comnmunity finally
come together and look reality directly in the face. By doing so we
will realize that our young African American Males are dying w ith-
out a cause. Our loung \\omen are getting caught up in a cycle of
becoming mothers at a \er\ early age. children birthing children. I
would like to see our young men resist the slave mentality of wear-
ing their pants do\~n below their buttocks \\ith their under\ ear
showing, smoking black and mild cigars thinking that it's cool. I
\would like to see young ladies who have self respect and \ill not
allow themsel es to be subjected to being called all kinds of names
particular those names that begin with "B".
Most of all I would like to see our African American Religious Leaders step downr
from the pulpit and meet some of the young people that look up to' them as role-mod-
els and plant words of encouragement to them when society says "they won't make it
in life". Finally. I would like to see men, women, boys. and girls from all walks'of life
take time to reflect on how good God has been to them. And not until then will we be
able to move to higher grounds.
Dr. Richard Danford, President, Jacksonville's Urban League
;,,. Dr. Danford's aim is to focus on our future. He said,
*."., "Globalization has made many opportunities available. By work-
l ing together, we can avail ourselves of these opportunities by
being innovative, focused and determined"
Isaiah Rumlin, President, NAACP
There are many issues facing Jacksonville's black community.
I am most concerned about education and violence. We must get
our children and families better educated about life so that we can
put a stop on the violence we are experiencing. Education is not
Richard Danford achieved just in the classrooms. It begins at home. 11 is impera-
tive that we initiate some educational programs that include morals and the value of
life in addition to what is taught on Sunday mornings.
Rev. R. L. Gundy, Pastor and Community Leader
It would be a blessing if we could have a police review board
activated in 2006. I would also like to see the
churches, the Urban League, NAACP and
W SCLC as well as other organizations get
together on behalf of the community, working
on one accord with one common goal, righting
the wrongs and achieving ,financial, educa-
tional and moral success.
Bryon Leftwitch, Quarterback, the Jacksonville Jag
For the coming season, we can only get
Rev. R. L. Gundy better, and .we will. The team is moving up
and taking steps in the right direction. We will achieve.
Elder Donald Foy, President, MAD DADS
The goal for 2006 is to rekindle the love in '
the African American community so that we can
put a stop on black on black murders and crime.
My campaign priorities are (2) citizen's safety
""PS' i (2) education and (3) growth and development.: Byron Le
Betty Asque Davis, Realtor and Florida Star Columnist
There is good news for the First Coast accord- .
ing to FORTUNE Magazine. The magazine
reports that Jacksonville is number two among one
Elder Donald hundred top metropolitan areas in the United States
Foy where the property will increase in value during
2006. Jacksonville can expect growth and the median home price:
is projected to be over $160K.
The National Association of Realtors reports that 2006 \\ill be
another great year for Real Estate. The fixed-rate mortgage rate
may move up some to 6.6 during the year. Betty A.
Marsha Dean Phelts, Jacksonville Historian and Florida
In 2006 my wish is to see a drastic reduction in rape. car jack-
ing.and murder crimes. Too many people are trashing their lives
when they resolve their differences through \ violent acts. There are'
Multiple victims left in the wake of each criminal act.
IfI could change something I wouldd love to stay on Eastern
Standard Time and not "spring forward and Fall backward" every
I \isli that the City of Jacksonville's Public workss Department
Marsha Dean had the. engineering ability to repair the e\er-present potholes on
Phelts 19th Street between Myrtle A enue and NMoncrief Road.
:;I would like to return to a traditional school year beginning after
Labor 'Day and closing in mid June. I'd simply push the FCAT (Florida
Comprehensive Assessment Test) back later in the school calendar year. The FCAT
after all is a Florida administered evaluation instrument.
Andrea Giggetts. renowned public speaker, trainer, television
personality and business owner
I will begin 2006 with something I truly believe in helping oth-
ers achieve \\ork and business success through the Jacksonville
Regional Chamber of Commerce. with a program called, "Second
Wednesday Business Forum." This \\ill consist of a series of busi-
ness seminars designed for busy entrepreneurs and executives w\ho
Share looking to learn "cutting edge" business insights and information
from other business partners, industry analysts and thought leaders -
all in 90 minutes from 7:30 am to 9:00am.
The first meeting \\as January 11 "Giving Magnetic Ciustomer Andrea
Service." The second Wednesda\ in Februar\ \ill be on "Tooting Giggetts
Your Horn: Capturing the Mledia's Attention" featuring Jacksonville's media person-
alities who will tell you how.
Jackie Perry, Manager Of Beaver Street Enterprise Center
I believe there are a couple of things in my opinion that needs to be fixed in 2006
for blacks in business or \wanting to get in business. Although many African Americans
are extremely skilled.and gifted in specific areas related to the-technical aspects of
starting and running a business, there is a wide disparity in the number of blacks who
possess the financial savvy to grow their businesses beyond a certain level.
We need to have the accountability, passion, and motivation towards equipping our-
selves with knowledge concerning business financial: and to surround ourselves with
the resources (people, equipment and tools) to help us track, chart and monitor our
achie\emennts. If we're going to be in business to make money, then-\e should devote
ourselves to understanding money. Areas like reading and understanding financial
statements, creating budgets and cash flow projections, calculating profit margins and
return on investments, etc. should not be foreign to any business o\ner.
The second area we need to fix in olves African Americans having confidence and
respect for other African Americans in business. We have heard before how much
spending and buying power exists in the black community. Well there is also a lot of
earning power within the community as well. As long as we don't (remove this word:
don't) practice prejudice and hold pre-conceived perceptions about each other, then
there won't be many barriers to our building a formidable presence with the financial
community. Through unity and a shared sense of learning and working together
African Americans can create their own access to capital venues, they can, create jobs
and health h for others, they can penetrate markets and build new distribution channels
in our global community. In other words, nothing shall be impossible unto us.
The Honorable Nlia Jones Jacksonville City Council District 10
As we embark upon a new year, I have identified three priori-
ties, they are Economic Development. & Neighborhood
Revitalization; Infrastructure: Water/Se\er. Drairiage &
Road\way Improvements and finally focusing on the Health dis-
parities of our comnmunitN. Over this next year I expect to see
plans mo\e from paper into action. That includes the completion
of the New Kings Road US1 Corridor Study which I anticipate
will be the catalyst for economic development from 1-295 to
Mia Jones Soutel and Pritchard Road.
With the completion of the Neighborhood Action Plan for
Lincoln Villas and Sherwood Forest, I expect \ve will begin to see the desires of the
-.community begin to materialize: As I continue to focus on ensuring that the' infrastruc-
ture in my district is not only maintained, but also improved. I expect to see the com-
pletion of numerous roadway projects, railway overpasses and drainage, water & sewer
improvements in various neighborhoods. Finally I am committed'to an expanded focus
on access to health care and fitness, from working to biing additional medical services
into the area, to helping to raise awareness to the health disparities that we are facing
within our families. This year will be a year.of actualization and I look forward to all
that God has planned for me. and the residents within my district and the City of
Jacksonville as a whole. : '
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African American community. Weber will be autographing books and talking wi th
his readers at Books-A-Million on Thursday, January 19 at 7:00pm., Regency Park
on Atlantic Blvd and at the Wal-Mart located at 9119Meirrill at 6:30 pm on Friday,-
January 20th. Listen, to IMPACT and get your free autographed copy. Supply is
limited but if you 'call yourself a man' or know someone who calls himself a man,
buy the book, go by, nd see'this fantastic author and listen to IMPACT at 1:00 prim,
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S*~ J -a- A 5 the common ground on which people from al
D ay of Ser I ce walks of life could join together to address impor-
tant community issues. Working alongside indi-
viduals of all ages, races and backgrounds, Dr.
King encouraged Americans to come together to
strengthen communities, alleviate poverty, and acknowledge dignity and respect for all human beings. Service, he realized, was
the great equalizer.
On January 16, 2006, as we celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Martin Luther King Jr. federal holiday, Americans itcross
the country will celebrate by honoring the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Hundreds of thousands of Americans
will remember and memorialize Dr. King by participating in service projects in their communities. Together, they will honor
King's legacy of tolerance, peace, and equality by meeting community needs and making the holiday "A day ON, not a day
Martin Luther King, Jr. American Clergyman And Civil-Rights Leader-
Martin Luther King, Jr., (January 15, 1929-April 4,
1968) was born Michael Luther King, Jr., but later had his.
name changed to Martin. -His grandfather began the fami-
ly's long tenure as pastors of the Ebenezer Baptist Church...
.in Atlanta, serving from 1914 to 1931; his father has-,
served from then until the present, and from 1960 until his
death'Martin Luther acted as co-pastor. Martin Luther-
attended segregated public schools in Georgia, graduating -
from high school at the age of fifteen; he received the B.
A. degree in 1948 from Morehouse College, a distin- i4 I
guished Negro institution in Atlanta from which both his '
father and grandfather had been graduated. After: three
years of theological study at Crozer Theological Seminary
in Pennsylvania where he was elected president of a pre-
dominantlv white senior class, he Was awardedrthe B.D. in.
1951. With a fellowship won at Crozer, he enrolled in
graduate studies at Boston University, completing his res-
idence for the doctorate in 1953 and receiving the degree- .
in 1955 In Boston he met and married Coretta Scott, a .I .
young woman of uinommon intellectual and artistic "
attainments. Two sons and two daughters were born into -
In 1954, Martin.Luther Kiig accepted the paistorale of
the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery,.
Alabama. Always a strong worker for civil rights for'
members of his race, King was, by this time, a member of
: the executive committee of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, the leading organization of its kind in the nation. He
was ready, then, early in December. 1955, to accept the leadership of the first great Negro nonviolent demonstration of contemporary times in tle
United States, the bus boycott described by Gunnar Jahn in his presentation speech in honor of the laureate. The boycott lasted 382 days. On
December 21. 1956. after the Supreme Court of the United States had declared unconstitutional the laws requiring segregation on buses, Negroes
and whites rode the buses as equals. During these days of boycott, King was arrested, his home was bombed, he was subjected to personal abuse,
but at the saine time he emerged as a Negro leader of the first rank. :"
In 1957 he was elected president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, an organization formed toprovide new leadership for the
now burgeoning civil rights movement. The ideals for this organization he took from Christianity; its operational techniques from Gandhi. In the
eleven-year period between 1957 and 1.968, King traveled over six million miles and spoke over twenty-five hundred times, appearing wherever
there was injustice, protest, and action; and meanwhile he wrote five books as well as numerous articles. In these years, he led:a massive protest in
Birmingham. Alabama, that caught the attention of the entire world, pro\ hiding what he called a coalition of conscience. and inspiring his. "Letter
from a Birmingham Jail". a manifesto of the Negro revolution; he planned the drives iriAlabama for the registration of Negroes as voters hie direct-
ed the peaceful march on Washington. D.C., of 250,000 people to whom he delivered his address, "1 Have a Dream", he conferred with President
John F. Kennedy and campaigned for President Lyndon B. Johnson; he was arrested upwards of twenty times and assaulted at least four times; he
-was awarded five honorary degrees; was named Man of the Year by Time magazine in 1963; and became not only the symbolic leaderof American
blacks but also a world figure.
SAt the age of thirty-five, Martin Luther King, Jr. was the youngest man to have received the Nobel peace Prizeb When notified of his selection,
_ he announced that he would turn over the prize money of $54,123 to the furtherance of the civil rights movement.
On the evening of April 4, 1968, while standing on the balcony of his motel room-in Memphis, Tennessee, where e was to lead a protest march
in sympathy with striking garbage workers of that city,'he was assassinated.
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The Florida Star/SPECIAL IVLK EDITION
The Florida Star/SPECIAL MLK EDITION
Page B-3/January 14, 2006
Third Annual Willie E. Gary Martin Luther King, Jr.
Luncheon Held At Bethelite Conference Center
late Dr. Marti
King, Jr., challei
of her father dur
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King spoke a
Sfamious father on
january 10, 20
of Coretta Scon
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S; ; greamess of her
S must celebrate
She said that
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: .- tive sense, a
does not accept the status
She said as we cele-
brate the legacy of her
father, we often -regulate
his worth to that of a
-. ""Dreamers don't risk
their lives...He .was a
S prophet of God who was
?-'s^ "' called to this nation.
'An ordianed preacher
and minister at New Birth
A. King --Missionary Baptist Church
S in Lithonia, Ga, Dr. King
A. King, said God: is calling
ter of the "America and the world to a
in Lutheri higher ground.
aged those "As a nation we are liv-
the legacy ing beneath our destiny,"
ing the 3rd she said. "I feel in my spir-
E. Gary it that there is a cry and a
King. Jr. call for us to raise the
rise above standards," said Dr. King.
"You have been called to
audience greatness. Don't settle for:
ely as Dr. less. Raise the staiidards,
bout her and then represent the
Tuesday, life!". .
06 at the The luncheon also fea-
onference tured the winners of the
Willie Gary/Martin Luther
t daughter King Essay Competition.
King and : The; winners were
tin Luther Ceolomar Ways, 1, a fifth
he diverse grade student at Andre\N
ts and sru- Robinson Elementary;
ebrate the Isabel Won. 13. an eighth
father, one grade student at Landmark
him as a Middle School: and Erik
King, 18. a senior at
though we Englewood High.
in a nega- The winners and.their
nisfit--like -- entries are featured in this
hei father was--is one who -,: issue.
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Alvin Brown (center), CEO of the Willie Gary Classic, tells the audience that they
have the power to make a difference in improving their communities and empow-
ering young people to become productive citizens. Seated from left are Angela
Spears, Anchor/Reporter WTLV CHannel 12; Tammie Fields, Anchor/Reporter
WJXT Channel 4; and Russell Motley, AnchorlReporter WTEV CBS 47.
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A diverse audience was on hand 'at the Bethelite Conference Center in
Jacksonville for the 3rd Annual Willie E. Gary Martin Luther Kirng, Jr. Luncheon.
"But vision is a function of the heart...Vision is when you can see farther than your eyes can look."
Dr. Bernice A. King
"The hope of a secure and livable world lies with disciplined nonconformists who are dedicated tojustice, peace and brotherhood." '
Martin Luther King Jr., "Strength to Love"
"All progress is precarious, and the solution of one problem brings us face to face with another problem." .
Martin Luther King Jr., 'Strength to Love,' 1963
The good neighbor looks beyond the external. accidents and discerns those inner qualities that make all men human and, therefore, brothers.
Martin Luther King Jr., 'Strength to Love,' 1963
I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality.
That is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant.
Martin Luther King Jr., Accepting Nobel Peace Prize, Dec. 10, 1964
The Florida Star/SPECIAL MLK EDITION
2006 Willie Gary/Martin Luther King, Jr. Essay Winner
Peace On Earth
By Celomar Ways
Teacher: Ms. Laura Cruze
Principal: Erdine C. Johnson
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s dream was a wonderful thing. If it wasn't for his actions, things might not be the way they are today.
I myself, as people would call, am black. I would probably be in an all black school if it wasn't for Dr. King.
One day this little boy went up to his mother and asked, "Am I black?" That little boy didn't see people as black and white. All he
saw were people. This is how everyone should see people. Not by the color of their skin, but by what's in their heart. The world
would be a better place if thiswas so. This tells you that people are taught racism. It's not something you are born with.
I don't think Martin would approve of the war in Iraq. He would want us to solve it in peace, not with war. For us to keep Martin's
dream alive we need to fight with words not our fists.
When I grow up I want to be president of the United States of America ( the very first African American in history). This way I can
make peace on earth keeping Dr. King's dream alive. Until then, I'll just have to do what I can to help make the world...love every-
one. I'm sure I can do something as a child to make a difference in the world so there is no hatred in the world just love. Just like Dr.
Martin Luther King; Jr. would want.
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FREE LECTURE AT UNF -Dr. Rod Paige. former
Secretary of Education. \\ill be speaking about
"Educational Policies and School Reform" at p.m. on
Wednesday Januar\ 18, at the Uni\ersit. Center on the
University of North Florida campus. This lecture is part of
the Robinson Eminent Scholar Lecture Series, sponsored
bN the College of Education and Human Sern ices. Tickets
for this free lecture can be ordered online at ww\v\.unf.edu
SPRING CAREER FAIR-The WorkSource, Florida
Community) College and Rosanne Hart\ell Women's
Center are sponsoring a Spring Career Fair Wednesday,
March 8. from 9 a.m. to noon. in the Florida Community
College's Dow\ntown Campus LobbN located at 101 West
State St. The event is free and open to the public.
Employers (to be announced) \\ill be on-hand to connect
\ith potential employees. Attendees are reminded to bring
multiple copies of resumes and to dress as if they may be
attending an interview\-because they may be attending an
interview. For more information call 904.633.82"0 or
YOUTH OF THE YEAR DINNER-The Boys & Girls
Clubs of Northeast Florida invites the public to its Annual
Youth of the Year Dinner to be held on Tuesday, Februar.
7. at the San Jose Country Club, "529 San Jose Bl\d. A
reception \vill be held at 6:0(0 p.m., followed by dinner at
7:00 p.m. Youth of the Year is a national program admin-
istered by Boys & Girls Clubs of America that recognizes
indi\ idual Club members' exemplary character, superior
leadership, academic achievement and outstanding service
to their Clubs and communities. BGCNF is a member of
Boys & Girls Clubs of America. and has played an integral
role in Jacksonville since 1962. BGCNF provides daily
programs and ser\ ices to nearly 8.000 young people annu-
ally at 11 facilities in Duval. Nassau, and St. Johns coun-
ties. For more information contact Bo\s & Girls Clubs
of Northeast Florida. (904) 396-4435.
CHILDREN'S CHAMPION AWARD-Episcopal
Children's Sen ices (ECS \\ill begin its celebration of the
agency's 40th Children's Champion Aw\ard Luncheon on
February 28. at the new Main Library. Each year. the
Children's Champion A\ard \ ill recognize individuals or
organizations that have shown great leadership and. or who
have achieved outstanding results in advocating for chil-
dren in our community. The first recipient of the
Children's Champion Aw\ard will be NMaor John Peyton
for his \work \ith RALLY Jacksonville! and his commit-
ment to early education. For information about the e\ent
or sponsorships. call 904-726-1500.
COMMUNITY PRAYER BREAKFAST/EVENTS-The
Dr. Martin L.King.Jr.Nlemorial Foundation Inc. %%ill host
its Community Prayer Breakfast from 8:30 a.m. -10:30
a.m. on Saturday. January 14 at the Enterprise Building
(formally Afro American Insurance Bldg.) 101 E.Union
St..3rd floor. The Cost is $10.00 per person. A Bow I- A-
Thon will also be held on Saturday, January 14, at Bowl
America-Mandarin,10333 San Jose Blvd. from 1:00 p.m.-
3:00 p.n (donation is S15.00 per person).Proceeds used
help fund the January 16 NlLKParade and Program. Call
(904)807-8358. Fax:(904)807-8359, visit website
W\\\.mlk'fdn.com .or E-Mail :mllkfdnorg(@att.net
Tuesday, January 31, 2006 has been proclaimed
American Beach Day. Four days leading to American Beach
SDay, numerous events commemo-
S"'. 'I rating the occasion will be observed.
Saturday, January 28 launches a
S Coming Together Luncheon
.. Celebration at the Burney Road
I Oceanfront Park *on American
On Sunday, January 29, 3:00
p.m., a.Founder's Day Program and
., Reception will take place at Franklin
STown United Methodist Church,
Marvyne Betsch 1415 Lewis Street on American
Beach, Reverend Richard Langford, Pastor.
Reverend Carlton Jones, President of the American
Beach Property Owners' Association will be the speaker.
Monday, January 30 at noon two-minutes of silent prayer
wherever you are remembering American Beach and
Marvyne Betsch will be observed.
Tuesday, January 31, 1935 marks the date when A. L.
Lewis, President' Louis Daran Ervin, Vice-President and
other members of the Pension Bureau of the Afro-American
Life Insurance Company purchased and began development
of American Beach. The rest is told through 71 contiguous
years of history.
The American Beach Proclamation Day presentation will
be held on the steps of the Historic Nassau County
Courthouse, 416 Centre Street, downtown Fernandina Beach
at 11:00 a.m. with the Nassau County Commissioners,
Circuit Court Judge Brian Davis, and American Beach
friends and neighbors.
Join the fellowship by making reservations with Evelyn
Jones, Chairman, email@example.com or 904 -277-7960.
All activities are free and open to the public.
In Lydia Estates
LEFT FRAME: Hosts the Colemans: Ida Maude Coleman with Son, Andrew, III, daughter-in-law, Clara and daughter,
Arlene. RIGHT FRAME: Cecelia and Charles Ries formerly of Chicago tell their joy of living in Lydia Estates.
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LEFT FRAME: Gloria Roberson beaming over gift she received. RIGHT FRAME: Helen Holloway entertained the
group. Robert Lee, President of Lydia Estates Brunch Bunch and Hostess, Mrs. A. B. Coleman, II.
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By Marsha Dean Phelts
The Lydia Estates Brunch Bunch held their 3rd Annual
Christmas Meeting at the home of Reverend and Mrs. A. B.
Coleman, II.. The Coleman's children, Arlene and Andrew,
III along with his wife Clara did the honors of preparing the
appetizers, savory holiday drinks and brunch menu.
The Lydia Estates Brunch Bunch celebrants brought
their own specialty deserts which proved to be irresistible
despite all of the tasty treats including beef, ham, poultry,
crustaceans, stads, fruits, vegetables and more tlit the
Coleman's, (And. III) prepared.
Guests raved overAndy's Cornbread Fritters scraping the
:pan clean sending him back,to the kitchen to whip up and
bake another casserole.
For entertainment Helen Holloway had the challenge of
directing four groups into the singing of the twelve verses of
The Twelve Days of Christmas.
How: she managed to keep everyone on course wasa mir-
acle within itself but she did.. Linda Jones conducted an ice-
breaker using a roll of toilet tissue. The toilet tissue worked
well for participants, unless after the activity began you real-
ized that perhaps you had been too generous with the amount
taken from the roll.
Because of the fellowship and spirited gift exchange the.
brunch lasted well into the afternoon hours. Guests depart-
ed anticipating the 4th Annual Lydia Estates Christmas
Brunch Bunch with only 350 more days to go.
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Ask Deanna! is an advice column known for its fearless approach to reality-based sub-
I've been in a relationship for over 10 years. During this
time, my boyfriend and I have had medical emergencies,
financial problems and everything else. If we were married,
we could've avoided a lot of our hardships because of weak
medical benefits. I'm not willing to go into another year like
this. We've been together for so long but now, we need ben-
efits. He feels marriage won't make a difference but I dis-
agree. Am I right?
Celeste (Cleveland, OH)
You both are wrong. You're wrong for shacking and choosing to settle for less and he's
wrong for not being a real man by doing the right thing. Marriage makes a difference now
for your earthly existence and certainly matters in the eyes of God when you're six feet
under. You have a common-law marriage but need to seek counseling immediately so that
both interests are protected, your conscience is clear and you can sleep at night.
My teen'sons are causing a divide in my family. They have both become active on an
intimate level and feel they can conduct their business in my home. I refuse to have this
going on under my roof but my sons and family think they should keep their dirt at home.
I'm not going for it as long as I pay the bills. If they are in my house they have to go by
Francine (Charleston, SC)
If you're the sole provider you make the laws, enforce the rules and have ownership of
everything including your son's behavior. They are being rude and disrespectful and your
family is too. If your family is so supportive, ask them to let your boys get jiggy at their
home and see their response. Stick to your guns, reinforce morals 'and values in your sons
and keep it moving.
I'm responding to Elise from Birmingham \\ho had a tight because her girlfriend
touched her husband. I agree with the fight because I'm married and mi husband is my
property. Her husband was \wrong because he should've addressed the issue immediately
and the fight would'%e been avoided. As a married \\oman. I \\ould'\e responded the
same way and her friend got \\hat she deserved.
Rena (Omaha. NE')
The golden rule of family and friends being off limits hasn't changed. \Vith the inflat-
ed men to women ratio married \\omen aren't punks and w\ill protect their mates like lions.
One simply has to say it's a beautiful thing unless you're on the receiving end. A word to
the wise. take heed because there's nothing worse than a mad married woman coming at
you like a bat out of you kno\ \\here!
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Taking Stock of America
At the beginning of a new year, many of us choose to
take stock of where we are in our lives and compare it to
where we hope to be. We measure our accomplishments
in different ways. Some of us might count numbers on a
scale or in a savings account. If our nation took stock this
New Year by measuring how we treat our children, what
would we find?
If we counted, we'd learn that a child is abused or
neglected every 35 seconds-906,000 a year-and dies
from abuse or neglect every six hours in America. The number of children abused
and neglected each year would fill the city of Detroit.
A child is born into poirerty every 36 seconds in America; 12.9 million children'
are poor and 5.6 million of them live in extreme poverty. The number of poor chil-
dren equals the population of the state of Ohio or the nation of Zimbabwe. The num-
ber of extremely poor 'children exceeds the population of Maryland or the nation of
A baby is born without health insurance every 42 seconds. More than 9 million
children are uninsured; 85 'percent of them have at least one working parent. Their .
number exceeds the populations of New Jersey or the nation of Haiti.
A child is killed by a firearm about every three hours- almost 8 a day; 96,000
children have died from firearms in America since 1979. They would fill Boston's:,
Fenway Park nearly three times.
Every 75 seconds a baby is born to a teen mother. The 432,000 babies born tod;".
teen mothers each year amount to more than the population of the city of Atlanta or':
the nation of Luxetinbourg. Every four minutes a baby is born to a mother w ho had,
late or no prenatal care, enough to fill the city of Bridgeport, Conn. Even 19 min-
utes a baby dies in the first year of life; the U.S. ranks first among 30 industrialized"'
countries in health technology yet ranks 25th'in infant mortality. And e\ ery 22 hours -
a baby's mother dies in childbirth.
Millions of American children start school notready to learn and millions more
lack safe. affordable. quality childcare and early childhood education when their
parents work. A majority of all American fourth graders can't read or do math at
grade le\el including more than fi\e in six Black and Latino children. Our educa-'
tionally ill-prepared 4th graders exceed the population of Houston. Texas or the state
of Nebraska. A child drops out of school in America even nine seconds of the
school day. The almost half million children who dropped out of school in the 2003-
2004 school \ear would outnumber all of the children in the state of New Mexico.
NMore than 6 million children are home alone on a regular basis without t adult
supervision after school \hen they are at greatest risk of getting into trouble.
Children in need of after-school programs equal the population of Washington state.
And if we were counting. \e'd see that millions of poor children are hungry, at
risk of hunger, liv ing in worst case housing, or homeless in America. Almost 7 in 10
poor children live in working families.
What do these numbers tell us about whom we are and hope to be? God has.
blessed the United States of America with great wealth and power. Why do \ve
choose to let children be the poorest age group in our nation and choose to let mil-
lions of children suffer preventable sickness, neglect, abuse, mis-education and vio-
lence'? W\hy do \\e continue to mock God's call for justice for the poor and our pro'
fessed ideals of freedom and justice for all?
Marian fi'ight Edelman is President and Founder of the Children's Defense Fund
and its Action Council whose mission is to Leave No Child Behind and to ensure
every child a Healthy Start. a Head Start. a Fair Start, a Safe Start, and a Moral
Start in life and successful passage to adulthood wit th te help of caring families and'
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A Kind Gesture
Nelnet Makes$1,000 Gift
To Big Brothers, Big Sisters
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During the NFL football game between the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans
at Alltel Stadium on January 1, the Johnson Family YMCA received $2,500 as a result
of donations made by a player and a Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida employee who
were awarded with this money in appreciation of their Community Service efforts in
2005. The employee.and player, Terry Cousin, then donated their award money to the
Johnson Family YMCA.
Mla or John Peyton and
Sheriff John Rutherford
announced that a dyslexia
screening and reading tutor-
ing program will be offered
to children enrolled in the
Police Athletic League's
after school program. \\ho
are experiencing difficulty,
in school because of readinU
and comprehension prob-
PAL has partnered \'ith
nemours Children's Clinic
and dr. Laura Bailet, head of
their acclaimed BrightStart
!Dyslexia Initiati\e, to pro-
vide screening and interven-
tion with a successful
research-based tutoring pro-
BrighStart! experts. \\ill
track the outcomes of this
model project. PAL is
S25.000 a year, with a t\\o
\ear commitment to the
There \\ill be no charge
to the families of the PAL
children, for either the
screening or the tutoring.
Trained community vtol-
unteers will work \\ith the
children, one-on-one, each
Rotary of Southpoint has
signed on as a project spon-
sor to assist with enlisting
conununity members to sign,
Sup for the free tutor training
The four hour tutor train-
ing is free to qualified vol-
unteers, with their commit-
ment to spend one to t\wo
'hours per week w\itha PAL
Mayor Peyton has identi-
Jacksonville's literacy rate.
and in particular creating a
generation- of children \\who
,are enthusiastic readers, as a
focus of his administration.
"Jacksonville can be a
model city on this issue. We
have the resolve and focus
of many readers and experts
to make sure that.our quality
of life is enhanced, now and
'in the future. I applaud PAl
for partnering' iith,
' nemrours' BrightStart! and
Rotary on this important
issue." said Peyton.
The PAL sponsors one of
the city's largest after school
programs for children.
We know-that our youth
Cannot reach *their full
potential if their reading
skills are compromised by
an undiagnosed problem
such as dyslexia, which is
estimated to occur in 15-
20% of the population. We
are committed to helping
these children by investing
in their future success. I am
grateful to leaders such as
Judge Karen Cole for bring-
ing us together with Dr.
Ballet and Nemours. and our
friends at Rotary to achieve
this goal. This program
addresses the very core of
the PAL mission,"
PAL students \\ill be in
the "'-14 year range, older
than those traditionally\
screened and tutored in the
Nelnet announced its
donation of a $1,000 honor
gift to Big Brothers Big
Sisters of Northeast Florida.
The gift was made on behalf
of Nelnet's customers, part-
ners, and business associates
in support of community
Nelnet made an equiva-
lent donation to Big
Brothers Big Sisters in nine
other communities where it
also has a significant office
presence, bringing its total
nationwide contribution to
Big Brothers Big Sisters
of America. helps children
reach their potential through
one to one relationships,
with measurable results.
.The organization serves
children ages 6 through 18
in all 50 states.
National research has
shown that the positive rela-
tionships between youth and
their Big Brothers and Big
Sisters have a direct, meas-
urable, and lasting impact on
Nelnet is one of the lead-
ing education finance com-
panies in the United States
and offers student loan orig-
ination, repayment, and con-
solidation services, as well
as university business solu-
"Nelnet's charitable con-
tributions are a very inipor-
tant part of our vision to
make educational dreams
possible for our nation's
young people," commented
Steve Butterfield, Co-CEO.
"We selected Big Brothers
Big Sisters ofAmerica as the
Their curriculimin \\ill be bilu have subtle brain pro-
the research-based instruc-
tional, program, Barton
Reading S\ stem. proven to.
be highly effective w ith chil-
dren \~ho are older than pre-
D\ slexia is not a result of
lo\ intelligence. Children
with dyslexia are \en smart
cessing problems that mak-
ing reading difficult.
Nemours is accepting
volunteers interested in
becoming PAL tutors.
Interested persons can call
(904) 858-3318 or call
Circuit Judge Karen Cole. a
member of Rotary Club of
recipient of this honor gift to
support that organization's
youth service and education-
al goals, which align so
closely with our own."
CASH-Annie Mae, died
January 7, 2006.
Lamont, died January 3,
died January 8, 2006.
January 3, 2006.
January 4, 2006.
JONES-Mary L., .died
January 3, 2006.
34, died January 6. 2006.
MACK-Christopher B., 21.
diecd January. 4, .2006.
Alphonso West Mortuary,
Schofield. 56. died January
died January 4.
January -1. 2006.
died Januan 4, 2006.
died Januarn 4. 2006.
Kirkland Foundation Hosts Community Holiday Event
The Kirkland Foundation
reached out to the families
of murdered victims by
hosting its first community
toy dri\e. The to\ drive was
held on Christmas Eve at the
C. L Page Mortuarn. 3031
SThe foundation itself was
established by Ms. Sharon
Kirkland in memoor of her
nephews Chris and Deon
Kirkland who \ere mur-
dered ih 2002.
More than 20 families
were recipients of this event.
NMs. Kirkland has a genuine
heart for assisting families
when a lo\ed one has been
murdered and survivors are
left behind. She stated that it
\was important for'these fam-
ilies to know\ that someone
Shar Ia a hr : aa, a, a aara.
Sharikah and her kids: Ricaya, Felcia, and Tamara.
Elder Foy (Madd Dad's) and Sharon Kirkland (CEO of
Kirkland Foundation) share a moment.
The owner of the mortu-
ary, Carla Page and her
funeral staff acted as Santa's
helpers for this event.
Page assisted the foun-
dation in obtaining toys and
gifts -for this e\ent through
the advertisement of signs
posted on the property.
She felt it was a way of
giving back to the communi-
ty and families that she serv-,
ices w within her business.
Also in attendance was a
representative from Bungi
Entertainment's Stop the
Violence Use Your Talents
campaign and NLLDD Dad's
President Elder Foy.
The Kirkland Foundation
plans to continue their
efforts in support of families
plagued by violent acts.
Elder Donald Foy (Madd Dad's) conversing with recipi-
Mrs., Jessie Mae Green
Although you have been
gone 19 years, -we can still
feel your love.
Mama,. we miss
you very much.
Iob Will never
From Your 14 children, 40
grands, great-grands; and
"I'm concerned about jus-
tice. I'm concerned about,
brotherhood. I'm con-
cerned about truth. And
when one is concerned
about these, he can never
advocate violence. For
through violence you may
murder a murderer but
you can't murder murder.
Through violence.you may
-murder a'liar but you.can't
establish truth. Through.
violence you may murder
a hater, but you can't mur-"
der hate. Darkness^cannot
put out darkness. Only
light can do that".
Dr. Martin Luther
"Where Do We Go From
Here?" Speech (August 16,
1967) in his last presidential
address to the SCLC.
The Jenkins Family
Sharronn Denise Criswell To Be Funeralized At Triumph The Church And Kingdom Of God In Christ
have been planned for
Sharronn Denise Criswell
who passed on January 10.
Sen ices will be held on
Saturday. January 14, at
11:00 a.m. at Triumph The
Church Kingdom Of God In
Christ located at 1312
Franklin St. Moses
Ms. Crisvell was born
August 22. 1968 as the first
born child of Ernest
Criswell, Sr. and the late
Lydia Mathis Criswell in
Mourning her demise is
her father Ernest Criswell
(Tonya); her son. Nathaniel
Bernard Criswell. Sr.
(Andrea); her sisters,
Cherraine Chaffin (Kevin)
of Ohio: Kabrina
Lamonda Baker (Jevon); her
brothers, Ernest Criswell,
Jr.: Dante' Criswell; her step
brothers, Phillip Holcomb,
Devin Holcomb. Dominique
Holcomb, Mark (Gainer,
Stanley Gainer; her grand-
son, Nathaniel Bernard
Criswell, Jr.: grandfather.
Rev. Frank Mathis, Sr.; and
a host of aunts, uncles,
nieces, nephews, cousins,
Dyslexia Screening And Reading Tutoring Planned
For Kids Enrolled In PAL After School Program
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Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney Addresses
Georgia's Black Chamber of Commerce
The Congresswoman s
remarks at the breakfast.
I have been given a
most unenviable task. I
am to pay homage to the
legacy of Del Delaper,
thank all of you for allow-
ing me to represent you in
Washington, DC, and
give you a Washington
Report-all in five min-
Now, for those of us
who knew Del, we can
only speak of his inter-
minable commitment to
the financial freedom of
black 'people. That,
indeed, was the unfin-
ished dream of Dr. Martin
Luther King, Jr. For we
must remember that it
was at the dawning of the
Poor People's Campaign,
the submission to
America of the "bounced
check to the Negro," and
the launching 'of the
demand to Congress for
an economic bill of rights
that Dr. King was cut
down by snipers' bullets
'at a Memphis, Tennessee
motel. But Del didn't let
the dream die with Dr.
King. His labor of love
was to cradle and nurture
the black entrepreneurial
spirit--for we all know
that the long road to free-
dom lies at the end of
self-sufficiency. And so,.
for Del and for Lou, the
Georgia Black Chamber
was a labor of love. And
so it must be for all of us.
Thank you for being here
But now, in .my
remaining minutes, what
can I say but that in 1968,
Dr. King was demanding
12 billion dollars for jobs
for those able to work,
incomes for those unable
Sto work,' and an end to
discrimination. Finally, a
decade later, President
Carter signed into law. the
Humphrey-Ha\ kins Full
Balanced Growth Act.
How far from the
ideals of Dr. King and this
legislation has this
Administration taken our
When I return to
Washington and take tip
the budget, the"
Republican majority will
be forced to raise the debt
limit beyond its, current
8.2 trillion dollars.
They will' try to hide
that vote' from you
because it exposes the
dismal fiscal stewardship.
of the party that is sup-
posed to represent fiscal
restraint. But today, our
economy ,-teeters on the
brink due to the profligate
spending of the White
House and the Congress.
Record: national, debt.
SRecord, trade deficit. Yet
just a quick read of a few
) ; i, ,
of the December head-
December 2, 2005:
Halliburton got bonuses
for overbilling taxpayers
by $169 million
December 2, 2005:
Halliburton workers get
paid 50 cents an hour in
December 6, 2005:
Navy awards another
$6.5 million to
Halliburton for Katrina
December 15, 2005:
employee involved in
bribery- that is, other
than Dick Cheney who is
under investigation in
France for bribing,.
December 27, 2005:
Pentagon proposal ban-
ning forced labor, human,
t r a ffic k in g yes ,
DynCorp reportedly still
trade in young girls and
December 29, 2005:
Navy awards Halliburton.
another $20' million for
Now that takes care of
our Vice President who
still receives a check
from Halliburton in what
they .call deferred com-
pensation; but we can't
finish our report on the
State of Washington, DC
without also acknowl-
edging the fattening port-
folios of Donald
Rumsfeld and our
President (through his
:Suffice it to say that
$4 billion dollars this
year .was set aside for
bird flu and giving liabil-
ity protections for flu
drug manufacttirers. No
one is asking why bird.
flu? Bit never mind that
pesky 'little i detail.
Donald Rumsfeld will be
happy since he owi"ns
shares in the company
that holds the patent for
Tamiflu, reputed to be
Sthe only drug that treats:
.bird flu. So what if we
stockpile for bird flu and
it ends tip being swine?
You've only lost your
ability to sue and the $4:
billion dollars down pay-
ment on flu preparedness.
that this Administration
has sold you. But you
really don't have to
worry if they. stockpile
the wrong vaccine for the
\rrong flu, the
Office says the likeli-
hood of a flu pandemic is.
less than one-third of one
Finally, I/can't leave
this discussion without
mentioning the Bush
J family portfolio and the
fact that Carlyle is cur-
rently investing in
bioweapons labs, satel-
lite communications, and
the military industrial
Eisenhower warned us
against. The more we
fight, the more they
make! Just dial Carlyle
when the next disaster
Oops. That remark
will certainly warrant a
few wiretaps. But don't
worry. It's all to protect
you. From me.
At the same time, first
Iraq under Hussein-well,
he's been taken care of
now-but both Iran and
China signal a switch in
their reserves away from
the dollar. I hope their
prescription for that isn't
war against Iran or China
So instead of protect-
ing the American people
at a time of great eco-
unveiled for us the utter
lack of will on the part of
this Administration to
focus. on the true needs
of the American people.
And sadly, this month
I will be forced to vote
on an extension of the
Patriot Act and a budget
that takes $40 billion
away from the sick, the
poor, the elderly, single
parents needing child
support, college students.
and their families. No
segment of the American
population is left outside
the crosshairs of this
,budgetary weapon of
mass 'destruction called
the Bush Administration
and the. Republican
Congress. Except, of
-course,. for the wealthy
who.roll away with an
additional $70 billion in
tax cuts and the no bid,
sweetheart deal govern-
ment contracts to which
they've become accus-
The only word left in
my .:vocabulary to'
.describe what is happen-
ing to our country is "sin-
ful." -And what I've
described for you in
these few shOrt minutes
is only the tip of the ice-,
berg of a sea change in
the culture of public pol-
Sicy making in
Washington, DC. I There
was a time when the
United States govern-
ment was known as car-
ing and nurturing of
people both at home and
abroad. But now, I have
to agree with Kanye
West. Not only does
George Bush not like
Black people, his poli-
cies hurt all of us. And
as a Democrat in a
majority :. Republican
House, Senate, White
House, and Supreme
Court, you can count on
me. to do what I can to
keep up the good fight
for you in Washington,
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and routed the Tennessee Titans 40-13 Sunday, January 1, 2006 at Altell Stadium for
their eighth win in the last nine games. MIDDLE FRAME: Jacksonville runningback
Alvin Pearman (#34) runs up the middle for a 6 yard touchdown in the first quarter.
BOTTOM FRAME: Linebacker Mike Peterson (#54) makes his presence known to ten-
nessee back-up quarterback Billy Volek (#8). The Jaguars already had clinched the
No. 5 seed in the AFC playoffs and played the Patriots on Saturday night. January 7.
During the game, New England's Tom Brady threw three touchdown passes and the
Patriots began their quest for an unprecedented third Super Bowl title in a row by rout-
ing Jacksonville 28-3. (PHOTOS BY LAURENCE GREENE)
TOP LEFT FRAME: Marcus Vick (#5) threw two touchdown passes and the 12th-
ranked Virgina Tech Hokies rallied to beat No. 15 Louisville 35-24 in the Gator Bowl on
Monday, January 2 in Jacksonville. TOP RIGHT FRAME: Virgina Tech splitend Justin
Harper (#81) points after scoring a touchdown. BOTTOM LEFT FRAME: Louisville
Runningback Michael Bush (#19) runs for positive yards. BOTTOM RIGHT FRAME:
Louisville wide receiver Joshua Tinch crosses the goal line for a score. (PHOTOS BY LAU-
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munity in the hopes of keeping our community safe.
CAUSED CRASH, HAD NO LICENSE-A police officer was
sent to the 6000 block of New Kings Road on December 25, 2005
in reference to a traffic crash. A 29-year-old man was the driver of
the at-fault vehicle. When the officer requested the man's license,
he advised that he did not have one. The man later told the officer
that his license was suspended. A check of the man's driver's
license by the officer revealed that he had numerous suspensions
ranging from failure to pay and failure to appear. The man was
arrested for knowingly operating a vehicle without a license.
TO TELL THE TRUTH-On the night of december 25, 2005, an
officer saw vehicle make a right turn in front of another vehicle
without using a turn signal. The officer made a traffic stop of the
vehicle and made contact with a 20 year-old man. While making
contact, the officer saw a small baggy of marijuana in the man's
right hand. The officer asked the man to tell him what he had in
his hand and the man replied "marijuana". The man was arrested
and charged with possession of marijuana.
DID HE OR DIDN'T HE?-When an officer arrived to a battery
scene on December 25, 2005 in the 200 block of Sailfish Drive
East, a woman was standing in front of an apartment yelling and
crying. The officer noticed that the woman's right hand was par-
tially covered with blood. The woman told the officer that she had
engaged in an argument with her 36-year-old live-in boyfriend.
She also told the officer that she is pregnant with her boyfriend's
child. The woman told the officer that her boyfriend attacked her
during the argument and fled after attacking her again as she called
911. The officer broadcast a description of the man and and was
advised later that the man was in a food store on Seminole Road.
The officer went to the food store and found the suspect in a rest
room attempting to make a phone call. The officer observed that
the suspect had a torn shirt and noticed that his right hand.,and fore-
arm were.partially covered in blood. The suspect said he had been
arguing.with his girlfriend when she grabbed a razor blade and
tried to slash her wrists. The suspect said he began to grapple with
his girlfriend in an attempt to .stop her from harming herself. He
told the officer that they both were cut as a result of his efforts.
The man further stated that his girlfriend picked up the phone,
smacked herself on the face with it and dialed 911. He said he
became frightened because he thought he was go g to jail, and
added that he ran because he panicked. The officer interviewed the
-noman again and'she restated her earlier version of the story. She'
told the officer that the suspect had reached for the phone and razor
blade at the same time, they struggled over it, and she was cut on
the right hand. The officer interviewed the suspect again and he
-admitted that he did hot see the woman strike herself with the
phone.' He said that if if he caused her to have a black eye, it was
entirely unintentional. The suspect said he gave his initial version
of the story because he was afraid of going to jail. After the offi-
cer rex iewed the 911 tape, it was,concluded that the events mir-
rored the w\onian's statements' The officer said that the suspect's
V oice could be heard on tie tape selling at his girlfriend to hang up
the phone. The officer said there \ere sounds on the'tape, that sup-
ported a struggle. The suspect was arrested and jailed for aggra-
vated batter on a pregnant victim.
A SHATTERED RELATIONSHIP-On Sunday, December 25.
2005. an officer \\as sent to a residence in the 1100 block of Harts
Road to invesrigate a domestic incident. Upon arri\ al, the officer
saw a \\oman outside the residence ofa 3 1I- ear-old man. The offi-
cer noted that the couple had two children in common. As the offi-
cer walked up to the scene, he noticed that the front windshield .
both passenger side windowss and the back windo\ of a white e
Chevrolet Caprice, were broken out. There \\as a blue Nissan D
behind the Chev\ and the Nissan's front \\ ndshield \\as shattered
as \\as its rear \\indow,. The \woman told the officer that she had
broken the glass on the Chevy after the 31'- ear-old man broke the
glass on her Nissan. She further stated that the man used a shovel
to break out the windo\\s on her car. She said she struck the
Chev\ 's glass \ith a brick. The woman told the officer that the
Nissan is registered to her mother, but her mother ga\e the car to
her tn September of 2005. The officer noticed the \oman's left
eve \\as red and swollen, and blood inside her left nostril. The
\\oman told the officer that the man hit her on her face t\,o or three
times during an araumnent inside of his home. She said she \\as
holding her baby in her arms when the man punched, but after the
second punch, she dropped their babv and the man hit her on her
face once again. After he \ as read his rights, the man told the offi-
cer that he -poked' the \\oman in her e.e after she snick him in his
eye w' ith her finger. The officer said the man did not hale anm
injury. to his face that \\as consistent w ith his version of events, but
he did hate multiple bite poundss on both hands and fingers. The
witness. the woman'ss sister. wrote a statement sal ing that she \\as
not inside the residence and that'she only sa\\ the man break the
\\ indo\\ of the Nissan. The \ imess stated that she and the couple's
child \were inside of the Nissan when the man broke the glass.
Both parties refused rescue. They were both arrested for criminal
mischief and domestic batter.
JUST TAKE ME TO JAIL!-A police officer handled a dispute in
the 1800 block ofWest 24th Street on December 25. 2005 in \which
a 44-year-old man \\as taken to his mother's house on West
Virginia Avenue to avoid conflict. The next da.. the officer
returned to the residence in the 18i00 block of WVest 24th Street and-
learned from the female resident there that the man had kicked in ,
the back door. The \\oman said she and the suspect had dated for
13 months. She said the suspect had lived with her for about tw\o
months. When the officer arrived back to the residence, the man.
\was coming out of the house and said ""just take me to jail" The
officer said the suspect %\as slurring his \vords and he smelled of
alcohol. The officer said the extremely intoxicated suspect \\as
staggering, would not follow directions to keep his hands out of his
pockets, \ent into the road, and began selling at the woman. The
officer advised the man to stop causing a disturbance, but he
ignored the officer as-he walked back up to the house and began
arguing with the \\oman. The officer said this action caused a
neighbor from across the street to come out of his house and step
onto his porch. The suspect told the officer that he smoked crack.
drinks alcohol. smokes \\eed, and shoots heroin. He w"as arrested
Your Weekly Horoscope
(JANUARY 14, 2006-JANUARY 21, 2006)
Aries (March 21 -
April 19) This week's sce-
nario is highlighted by a good
time to get out and
visit friends. Your
will be very rewarding. Don't
waste time, get yourself in gear
and do as much as possible. Try
to be positive when dealing
with others. Your thirst for
knowledge will lead you in
new directions. Don't let your
mood swings get out of hand,
or you may find yourself isolat-
ed. Offer to help someone who
is not self-sufficient. Don't eat
foods that don't agree with your
stomach. Take care of any
health problems. Financial lim-
itations can be altered if you
are disciplined in your spend-
ing habits. You may have a
problem with an older relative.
Try to take care of their, needs,
but not at the expense of
neglecting your own personal
responsibilities. Make some
time for yourself.
Taurus (April 20 May
20) This week's scenario is
highlighted by your
ability to express
our emotions, cre-
S' ately. Let your
feelings be known,
write a love letter or call some-
one to say how much you care.
You are not likely to win a
debate and would be best off
sticking to what you know best,
feelings of the heart. Utilize
your energy wisely, avoid con-.
frontations with co-workers, as
your reputation may be at
Gemini (May 21:- June
21)' This week's scenario is
for your unselfish
actions. Get out and
have fun, opportunities to meet
someone new will evolve when
you least expect it., You must
concentrate on your goals and
not on other people's problems.
Take caie of any health prob-
lem that arises, no matter ho"\
small. Look into travel oppor-
tunities. You \\ill be in the
mood to learn. It will be diffi-
cult to finish educational pur-
suits at this time, and it's cer-
tainly the wrong time to begin
Cancer (June 22 July
22) This week's scenario is
highlighted by )our
ability to satisfy
y our emotional and
physical needs. You
may find it difficult
to control your emotions if you
don't keep yourself busy. Don't
take everlihing you're told, lit-
erally. You may be rece iing
false information. Try to com-
promise and be more compas-
sionate towards others. If you
still want to make changes.
start \\ith your living arrange-
ments. You may be in the mood
for a good fight, try \ery hard
to channel your energy into
more progress\ e areas such as
making positive changes to
ourself or your surroundings.
Leo (July 23 August
22) This week's scenario is
highlighted by ,our
ability to get past
the outer ,wrap-
pings. If you aren't *"'*
getting ahead you
.should consider what your
options are. You may find it
difficult to talk to your partner
.if' ou have been experiencing a
change o6f heart. This will be a
make-or-break period in \our
relationship. Partners ma. want
more than you can give. Don't
make promises or commit-
ments that you kno\ you can't
lIte up to. Accept changes in
-our home. Stay calm and look
Virgo (August 23 -
September 22) This week's
scenario is high-'
lighted by your
Sability to do the
things you enjoy
most. Check into
create e endeavors that 'ou
: ma\ want to develop. You may
find those around you demand-
ing, don't let moody family
members get you down. Avoid
being obsessive as problems
will result. You may be a bit
tired of the nagging and criti-
cisms you have been putting up
with. Take a look at yourself. If
the complaints are justified, get
busy making personal changes.
Libra (September 23 -
October 23) This week's sce-
nario is highlighted
by your ability to
channel your ener-
gy wisely. Physical
activities will lead to greater
self-esteem. Try to spend some
time with someone who makes
you feel important. Let your
own feelings for them be
known. You'll be.able to make
commitments or sign contracts.
New opportunities will surface.
You will have to work hard to
accomplish anything but
rewards will be yours if you put
your heart and soul into the
project you are involved in.
-Scorpio (October 24 -
November 21) This week's
scenario is high-
S lighted by your
S i intense energetic
nature. You should-
n't try to deal with officials or
superiors early in the' week.
Your spirit will certainly cap-
ture the hearts of those you
meet. Don't allow others to put
additional responsibilities on
your plate. Put your ideas to
good use. You may want to
make residential changes or
look into property investments
as the week progresses.
22 December 21) This
week's scenario .is
highlighted by an
You \ill ha\e trou-
ble controlling sour emotions if
you let other's criticism get to
you. You ma\ find ourself in a
difficult situation at work.
Opportunities are obvious. You
.ill be able to make profes-
sional changes, if you don't
allow\ others to stand in your
way. Rely on yourself. Tr not
to take sides and you may be in
a better position.
22 January 19.This week's
scenario is high-
lighted by your
S financial & profes-
sional outlook. You
can certainly make
moftey this week but you can
also let it slip through your fin-
gers. You can count on opposi-
tion from relatives who have
never favored your actions.
Visit friends or become
involved in projects that will
allo \-ou to meet new\ friends
or lovers. You \\ill ha\e to be
careful that someone doesn't
interfere \ith \our career
Aquarius (January 20
February 18)This \week's
scenario i high-
lighted b lour
ability, to cover.all .
of your bases. If
3ou neglect your duties, you
know ou'll hear about it.
Investments ma\ not be as
lucrative as they appeared to
be. Don't overspend on others,
It's a good time to hold on to
y-our cash. A vacation or just a
change of pace \will do you a
worldd of good. Complete cre-
atlie projects, if you need help.
ask a close friend for their help.
Don't take on unreasonable
.financial obligations. It is best
to work on yourself and your
ow\n surroundings. You must
make, ourself happy before
you can make others content.
Pisces (February 19 -
March 20) This week's sce-
nario. is highlighted
I I by \our ability to
I, .' -- | --
open your eyes to
Sne"t beginnings and
Sbe, ready to move.
with the times. Don't allo\
your personal life to hold you
back. Attending talks and lec-
tures will be enlightening, sat-
isfying and lead to lasting con-,
nections. You'll be appreciated
for your thoughts and ideas
even if others do disagree with
you. Take time to make
changes. You may be eager to
disagree with your boss. Hold
your tongue and think twice
before you say something that
may cost you greatly.
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lingering headache two days after a pickup truck ran
over his head. "All I remember about it w\as that when
the truck ran over my head. I could hear my bones
crack," Cameron Schuette said Tuesday.
Cameron, a 5th-grader and his 13-year-old brother
Tyler were helping their grandfather chop and load wood
on Sunday. The boys were sitting on the tailgate of their
grandfather's truck when he began backing down his
gra\el driveway and Cameron either fell or jumped off.
Ron Shurley said he at first thought he ran over a
piece of wood until he got out of the truck and saw
Cameron lying face down in the gravel. Then he stood
up and ran into the house. Shurley said.
"He didn't look too worse for wear," Shurley said.
"He was just saying he had a headache."
After spotting blood running out of the boy's ear.
Shurley drove him to the hospital. Cameron was then
transferred to another hospital, where tests revealed he
had a slight hairline skull fracture. He also had roadrash
on his neck and face, a black eye and a laceration on his
He \\as released'from the hospital Tuesday, suffering
a stiff neck and a headache.
His mother. Shannon England, said the accident
showed the dangers of letting children ride on tailgates.
She said it was a "miracle" that Cameron had not been
injured worse. "M aybe he has an exceptionally hard
head," Shurley said.
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Office facility requiring five (5) days per week cleaning Is 20,800 sf and contains con-
ference rooms, a small laboratory, break room with kitchen, restrooms, and a large file
The estimated budget for the first term of this project (February 1, 2006, through
September 30, 2006) is $14,666.00.
A MANDATORY Pre-Bid Conference is scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Wednesday,
January 12, 2006, 975 Keller Road, Altamonte Springs, Florida.
The pre-bid conference is intended to provide bidders the opportunity to receive clar-
ification of any requirement of this Invitation For Bid. The District will only accept bids
from those attending the pre-bid conference.
Staffs recommendation will be presented to the District's Executive Director.
Special accommodations for disabilities may be requested through Jill R. Williams,
CPPB, Contracts Administrator or by calling (386) 329-4450 (TDD), at least five (5)
business days before the date needed.
Homeowners who owe the IRS
must read this
If you owe $10,000 or more in past
due taxes, there are four solutions:
(1) You can pay it in full. This is,
of course, your best option.
(2) You can pay it off vith a cred-'
it card. This is not a good solution-
unless you'can pay off your credit.
card in full quickly' Besides, the
'IRS charges you a hefty "conven-
(3) You can borrow from a friend
or relative. You already know this
is not a good idea.
(4) You can use the .equit iln our
home to pay off your debts.
This is your best option and we
have Ihe best program.
ONE, v.c gLara.iee the lowest rate,
in writing. We will beat all offers-
or we'll, pay you $250.
TWO, we will not increase your
rate even if you have a low credit
before April 15
We don't let a computer tell us
what to do. We can give you a loan
when others say no even if you
have a "low" credit score.' ,
THREE, there's an excellent
chance your loan will be approved.
We approve 6 out of 7 applicants.
And some of the e people; ha\e
credit scores below 540. You have
an 86% chance of getting a loan-no
miirn cr our nilmuiion
\% hI mu-,I \ou call beforeApril
15? Because you don't.know what
tie IRS aia, o after April 1 F They
rra) ea~ milln :.ir ias e Seize sour
car-or even foreclose our oI'urL
There's no reason to owe the IRS
if you have equity in your honie.
We can iell ,ou-free or charge-.
and o\er ihe phone if you qualify.'
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Katt Williams: Laugh Maestro With A Vision
By Rych McCain summer. He has a
The first time I met rap/comedy album due out
super comedian Katt in April on Universal
Williams was at the Records with several
Hollywood Park Casino famous artists on it and a
in, Inglewood, California national tour that is set to
a couple of years ago. He begin in February. He has
was heading up his own been a guest artist on
comedian's showcase albums by Ludacris and
called Tuesday. Night at Lil Kym. As an actor
the Breeder's Cup Williams has appeared on
Lounge. I 'didn't know "My Wife and Kids,"
what to expect so the "Cuts," "Girlfriends" and
anticipation was nerve "The D.L. Hughley
wracking. After sitting Show." He was Money
through mostly so-so, up Mike, the pimp with a
and coming comics and clothing store in, the Ice
maybe one or two Cube movie Friday After
"almost" good one's, the Next.
man of the hour took to Of course, he has paid
the stage. his dues as a regular the
He was casually dap- world famous Impro\, The
per in appearance and' Icehouse. Comedy
immediately, took., full Camius, BET'S ','Comic
command of the room! V iew and HBO's Def
From his opening lines7 Comedy Jam to name a
on, the crowd was hyster-- few.. He also .won the
ically falling apart with .-Cedric The Entertainer's
non-stop with side-split- Budweiser "Best Los
ting laughter, foot stomp- Angeles: Comic's \\ ard."
ing and hand clapping! Williams is low key and is
After just five minutes of the type to let his work
astute observation, one speak -for itself, without
comes to the quick having to toot, his own
rational conclusion that horn.
this brotha is a total sea- Does he have writers
soned master pro! He is a for his material? Williams
true talented genius who responds with an emphatic
stands out from the "NO!" "A lot of people
crowd. have writers but on the
Millions of viewers level that I'm at, I- can't
watched as Williams really have a writer,
wooed the crowd at the because all I have is how I
BET Comedy Awards last feel, what I see, what mat-
Available from Commercial News Providers"
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ters to me and that's what I,
put on stage. So if they
laugh, they're laughing
about some real thoughts
that are on my mind! If a
writer writes it, I. don't
know what he was think-
ing when he wrote it. You
know what I mean? He
might have been in a
whole different position,
so I can't speak his words.
It's kind of like wearing
another man's draws, that's
When comparing the
skills of today's young
black comics \\ith those
of the pre- and post civil
rights era comics \\ ith the
cussing and all. Williams
offer his analysis. "The
good thing about comedy
is that comedy is the
same everywhere. It is a
base core of emotions
that you deal with.
Nobody's different.. You
deal with hurt, pain, hap-
continued on D-5
Wassup In oI
By Rych McCain
Andre' B. Murray and
myself, truly wish a pros-
perous, healthy and happy
new year to all of our reg-
ular readers of this col-
umn, our editors, publish-
ers and staff of the papers
that run this column. We
will keep trying to. bring
you the celebrities and
events that you want for
Our condolences to the
family and friends of the
late great singer Lou Rawls
who made his transition to
our ancestors last week.
Rawls succumbed to brain
and lung cancer. He was 72
and best known for having.
the smoothest, silkiest,
deep, rich baritone voice in
showbiz. His hits included
"Tobacco Road," "Love Is
A Hurting Thing," "Lady
Love" and the mega smash
"You'll Never Find."
According to court
Records, Tracey Edmonds,
wife of famed singer/pro-
"Babyface" Edmonds, has
filed for divorce, ending a
13-year marriage run.
were listed as the cause.
Hit music veteran Jay
King has entered the
Wassup continued on D-5
Pane n-2/.lanuarv 14. 2006
January 14, 2006 1
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Raven-Symone, Aisha Tyler and Jason Lewis Star in the
Lifetime Original Movie For One Night: Based on
Teenager's Courageous Effort to Integrate Her High
("That's So Raven," "The
Cheetah Girls"), Aisha
Tyler ("Ghost Whisperer,"
"Friends") and Jason
Lewis ("Sex in the City")
star in the Lifetime
Original Movie For One
Night a moving drama
inspired by a true story
about a 12th grader who
risks her social and aca-
Sdemic standing to end her
high school's long tradi-
tion of racially segregated
proms. Set in present day,
the town of Mercier,
Louisiana has come a
long way since its past,
piness and laughter. You
deal with all of those
things, so it might come
out in a different way from
century to century or from
time to time, but it'scall the
same. That's the good
thing about comedy. If youi
tell a joke to Black people
and they Jaugh, chances-
are, White people are
going to laugh too. ,If
another ethnicity can
: understand it, they'll laugh
also, because it's funny."
Williams puts in a final
thought. "So many people
in this industry just want
money because they think
Sit's going to make them
happy but you sacrifice a
Slot in this business. Any
"time," that you spend in
this business, you taking
S"'tinie," away from some-
thing else. So my whole
thing is, I come out and
handle my business. If
we'ree going to do a movie,
:\e do it, but my main job
before comedy, before
: movies, is my son. That is
: Ny main job!"
where segregated proms
are accepted as a fact of
life by both black and
white students. When a
gifted and popular senior
cently suggests changing
the policy, it re-ignites the
town's smoldering racial
tensions. The teenager
gets some unexpected
support from a New.
Orleans journalist (Aisha
Tyler), who. has her, own
complex relationship to
Mercier. For One Night
February 6 at 9 p.m. (on
High School Senior
(Symone) is smart, pretty
and popular. It's no won-
der she's chairperson of
the black prom committee
one of the two. prom
committees at her school.
Although Mercier High is
an integrated campus
where black and white
kids mix socially, its long-
standing tradition of seg-
regated proms has
for decades: -When
Brianna .innocently sug-
gests black and white sen-
iors put on a single dance,
this sparks controversy:
among the school's par-
ents, who still harbor
deeply ingrained preju-
dices. After the school
principal issues a veiled
threat'to Brianna -- to drop
the single prom idea -
Brianna must decide
whether or not to stand up
for what she knows is
right, even if it means pos-
sibly ruining prom night
Brianna's plight piques
the interest of 32-year-old
Desiree Howard (Tyler), a
Mercier native who left to
become a newspaper
reporter in New Orleans.
Learning of the prom
debate during a rare trip
home, she writes an
expose that thrusts the
racism into the spotlight.
But Desiree's visit to the
town reveals something
else: there is still chem-
istry between her and her
old flame Mark Manning
(Lewis), now the school's
"What I found fasci-
nating about this story is
that these ate ordinary
people who started out
with no social agenda,"
said Executive Producer
Kyle Bowser. "They are
not crusaders, but are peo-
ple who made a very prin-
cipled choice that ended
up being, a shot heard
around the n world. From
my point of view, this is
not really a story about.
race. It is about two
women who, after an ini-
tial period of mistrust.
link arms to conquer
In discussing the film,
Rav en-Symone noted that
like many, young people
today, Mercier students of
all races think nothing of
socializing together while
the town's older genera-
tion has a much .harder
time letting go of its big-
otry. "In the movie, the
mature people ,sense the
underlying racism but the
kids really don't because
it's present day. Everyone
listens to the same music
... they party together ...
they're friends. But the
parents are the ones that
are kind of keeping this
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their ways.". < .
Aisha Tyler. who plays
Howard, added "This is
an important story to tell
because since. the '60s,
we've all gotten a little
complacent about race
relations in this country.
We think we've done the
"work and we're finished. I
think it's important to
show that these things are
still going on and to really
confront people's precon-
ceptions and their comfort
with the \way things are."
As part of the
public education. and"
.advocacy campaign, "Our
Lifetime is joining with.
including Girls Inc., the --
Martin Luther King..-
Service America -and
other organizations to ere-
ate an educational out-
reach initiative -- on-air.'
online and in the commu-
nit- -- to highlight themes
presented in the movie of::
transcending racial barri-
ers and encouraging stu-.
dents to reach for. their
dreams by becoming lead- '*
ers in their schools.
the film's premiere.
Lifetime will air an origi-
nal Public Service'
with Raven-Symone to
promote -tolerance and
encourage viewers to
make a difference in their
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on Friday (December
23), and narrowly
avoided a 3.0 day jail
sentence and a $1,000-
fine by apologizing to
the judge. The New
York Post reports that
Brown was in court to
finalize a plea deal
stemming from a
August 2004 incident in
which she allegedly
assaulted two mani-
curists at a Manhattan
Brown was scheduled to
plead guilty to the
charges in exchange for
community service, but
as she sat in the court-
room, Judge Melissa
Jackson thought the rap-
per was chewing gum
and asked her to get rid
of it. Brown responded
by opening her mouth
and sticking her tongue
out.. Judge Jackson
ordered Brown cuffed to
a bench for 15 minutes.
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11, 2006 in Los Angeles
and ending August 19,
2006 in Las Vegas. With a
$30,000 purse as prize in
each city, and a grand prize
total of $150,000 at the
championship tourney. A
TV series is also in the
King is best kiaown for
his mega hit "Rumors." by
Timex Social Club and the
hits "Lean On Me," "Why
You Treat Me. So Bad,""
"Situation #9" and
"Jealousy," by Club
Nouveau. If you think you
are professionally "Badd"
enough to hang with the pro
"big boys" of dominos, go
ahead-through your hat in
the ring! For information
on the PDA tourney tour
and schedule, go. to
tion.com or call 1-818-674-
According to police,
rapper Obie Trice was shot
in the head while driving on
a Detroit freeway around 1
a.m. on New Years Eve.
His girlfriend was a passen-
ger in the car but did not get
hurt. According to police,
Trice managed to drive off
of the freeway where his
girlfriend waved down
police officers. Trice was
treated and released from
the hospital. Look for new
albums by rapper Mitchy,
Slick and R&B' songbird
Something- New stars
Sanaa Lathan, Simon
Baker, Wendy Raquel
Robinson, Mike Epps,
Golden Brooks, Taraji P.
Henson, Alfre Woodard,
Earl Billings, Donald
Faison, Katharine Towne
and Blair Underwood. It is
directed by Sanaa Hanui,
written by Kriss Turner and
produced by Stephanie
The script was well
written and the movie had a
mellow flow all the way
throughout; Kenya Denise
McQueen (Lathan) is a pro-
fessional career accountant
who is about to make part--
ner in her firm but her per-
sonal love life is non-exis-
tent. She is set up on a blind
date with Brian Kelly
(Baker), a White landscape
architect who fixes up the
yard of her new house.
At first she tries to pass
him off, but his charm and
grows on her and they both
fall in love. Of course there
is family and close friend's
scrutiny with a few situa-
tions thrown in here ,and
there, but acceptance even--
tually comes around.
Lathah is sexy up on that
big screen and. gives a.
that allows the: viewers to.
realistically experience the
myriad of emotions and
changes she has to navigate
through. Baker equally
steps up to the plate with
personality plus that could
easily win any 'female
regardless of race.
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The Florida Star/SPECIAL MLK EDITION
2006 Willie Gary/Martin Luther King, Jr. Essay Winner
Keeping Dr. King's Dream Alive
By Isabel Won
Landmark Middle School
Teacher: Mrs. Anastacio
Principal: Constance Hall
In 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr's speech touched the hearts of those who were gathered at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington.
His words, still remembered today, have affected many lives. The "I have a Dream" speech influenced people to change their'beliefs
and attitudes to make Dr. King's dream come true.
I believe.Dr. King's vision will come true. He moved the people of America with his inspirational words, fighting for racial equal-
ity. His dream states, "that one day, this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of it's basic values and beliefs that all men
are created equal." All men and women are created equal by God. The color of their skin should not make any difference.
Dr. King's dream was for his four little children to one day live in a nation where they would not be judged by the color of their
skin but instead by the content of their character. I believe this will come true because Dr. King touched the hearts of people every-
where.. Many years after the famous speech, people of all races have taken a stand to change their beliefs and attitudes towards others.
Whites and blacks have gathered together and become friends. Peace and harmony between the races continues to improve as time
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s words will continue to inspire people. His "American Dream" will come true someday when racism
is gone forever, and all of God's children are free at last!
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City Closings In Observance Of King's Day
offices will be closed on
Monday, January 16, in
observance of the
Martin Luther King Jr.
City Hall (117 W.
Quval Street), the City
Hall Annex (220 E. Bay
Street), the Courthouse
(330 E. Bay Street) and
the Yates Building (231
E. Forsyth Street) will
waste collection sched-
ules will not change for
Monday, January 16.
The city's Trail Ridge
Landfill (5110 Highway
301) and mulch facili-
ties (West Yard Waste
Facility on Imeson Road
and South Yard Waste
Facility on Phillips
Highway) will maintain
regular hours on January
Will be closed on
The business offices
of the JTA, JEA Plaza,
21 W. Church Street; the
Office- of: the :Tax
Collector, including all
Tax- Collector branch
offices; and the Property
Appraiser's Office will
All public libraries
will be closed on
Monday, January 16.
The offices and clin-
ics of the Duval County
iHealth Department will
be closed on Monday,
Community Members To Mark King Holiday With Clean Up
N.o rt h w es t
J a cks o n vi 1 l'e
C o m m un i t y
.De v e 1 o p m e n t
S-the 29th and Chase
N e ig h b o r .ho o d
.Association, and LISC
AmeriCorp are sponsor-
ing their third anniual
Martin Luther King, Jr.
SDay of Service.
The event will be
held :on Saturday.
January 14, 2005 10:00-
a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
meet at the corner of
S28th Street and Mlyrtle
Members are encour-
Saged and invited to-par-
ticipate in a neighbor-
hood-wide clear up.. A
free lunch will be pro-
i ided, as well as bags
SHelp organizers fulr
fill the dream of Dr.
King as you work
together to improve the
i'-:;: look around- the trian-
gles within the commu-
The senrice project is
-one of hundreds of
activities that states and
Cities are organizing to
honor the legacy of Dr.
The theme for the
events is "Make it a day
'ON', not a day 'OFF'".
On August 23, 1994
Congress passed the
King Holiday and
Service Act, which
Expands the mission of
the holiday as a day of
and youth anti-violence
initiatives. This day of
service also reflects Dr.
King's life and teach-
N o r t h w es.s t
J a c k s on v i 1 e
Co m;mu n i t y
D e v e 1 o pmr ent
Corporation (NJCDC) is-
a non-profit organiza-
tion dedicated to pro-
moting affordable hous-
ing and economic
opportunities- in. the-
northwest quadrant of
seeks to improve the
-quality of life in bur
neighborhood in a way
that embraces economic
diversity, makes busi-
nesses eager to -invest,
:honors our history, and
creates a thriving com-
munity for families
To date, NJCDC has
built and sold twelve
homes in the neighbor-
hood and has twenty-
five additional homes in
various stages of pfan-
ning and construction .
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2006 Willie Gary/Martin Luther King, Jr. Essay Winner
By Erik King
- 12th Grade
Englewood High School
Teacher: William Gresham
Principal: Mike Kemp
America was founded upon principals such as liberty, morality, and equality, principals which continue to exemplify American
ideals today. Unfrotunately, the general society of America has not always reflected these values. Today's equal society could not have
existed if it weren't for one speech made by a tired preacher marching on Washington. On August 28, 1963, Martin Luther King, Jr.,
delivered his famous "I Have a Dream" speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. This speech awakened Americans' consciences
and persuaded many to believe in King's dream that whites and blacks could coexist peacefully in a nation that allegedly stands for
In his speech, King made many biblical, historical, political, and cultural allusions to powerfully appeal to the crowd's emotions and
values. He cited the declaration of Independence, and his hope of our nation to live up to its creed (that "all men are created equal").
In a time in our nation where many were losing hope (during an unpopular, brutal war, riots, segregation, and political and social
racism), Rev. King inspired the crowd to continue on "..this situation can and will be changed. Let us not wallow in the valley of
despair." He vividly told the crowd of his dream, a peaceful America where race does not matter: "I have a dream that my four little
children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by, the content of their character."
This dynamic and vivid speech expedited the passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, and numerous other advances in the Civil Rights
Movement. Rev. King's speech continues to influence America today. Racism is barely a small fraction of what it was in the '60s
today, largely due to King's powerful and conciliatory eloquence.
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