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FEBRUARY 1.8, 2006-FEBRUARY 24, 2006
Murder Capital Of Florida
With 23 Murders In 49 Days-The Violence Must Stop!
In Death Of Infant Son
By The Florida
rapper, Shot Out and his
brother Gernado are on
stage performing, plead-
ing "Stop The Violence -
Use Your Talents" they
are not just making
music. They are singing
and pleading from their
.. -hearts. They know what
it is like to lose a loved
one through violence.
They lost a brother,
first cousin, Ricky
Abrams. Psycho had.
music. They are singing
and pleading' from their
....hearts. They know what
it is like to lose a loved
one through violence.
They lost a brother,
Versatile" Abrams and a
first .. cousin, Ricky
Abrams. Psycho had
Jackie Brown Plans
To Sue City Council
City advocate, Jackie.
Brown said that she is
suing the City Council of
Jacksonville because they
have banned her from
Attending meetings at City
Hall through the end of
In November, Ms.
e fo Brown stood before the
City Council dressed as
Jackie Brown Aunt Jemima as a demon-
stration of how she feels
they feel about black people. When she was asked to
cease talking, she .continued so mhe was asked to be
removed. She was removed with resistance and arrest-
ed. Ms. Brown said that the city's order is preventing
her from using her constitutional rights and for that
reason, she is bringing a suit against them.
Mother Of Michael Jackson's
Children Gets Some Rights
Deborah Rowe, ex-wife of Michael
Jackson, gave up her parental rights to her
children in 2001 but is now seeking to
regain those rights. A California appeals
court has ruled that the procedures used to -
get her to give up those rights was flawed Rowe
and therefore cannot stand.
Jackson has the right to appeal the new ruling.
completed all but one
song on his soon to be
released rap CD when he:
was gunned down.
But the murders are
not just done by strangers
ATLANTA, GA In a
moving show of unity
.some 65,000 fans, 2,200
musicians and 200 gospel
singers came together to
pay tribute to the humani-
ty and heroism of sur-
vivors of Hurricanes
Katrina and Rita, and the
promise of future heroes
or outsiders. On 'Friday,
February 10, Adrian
Phillip Smith, 34, took his
infant son, Adrian Smith
II. to Wolfsons Children's
Hospital. His son was not
Universities. Led by
Former U.N. Ambassador
and Atlanta Mayor
Andrew Young, the pow-
erful message for all was
"Come hell or high water,
we have a legacy of sur-
That message resonat-
ed against a colorful
backdrop that was the 4th
annual Honda Battle of
the Bands Invitational
breathing. When the doc-
tor removed a "bloody
cloth item" from the
throat of the victim and
other information was
uncovered, it was deter-
Showcase, held on
Saturday, January 28 in
the city. Fans were on
their feet enjoying a cele-
bration of pride,
pageantry and pure,
The ten "starring"
bands for 2006 performed
a dynamic mix of today's
Bands continued on A-7
NBMBAA Endorses NASCAR/HBCU Partnership
Alvin Brown, National
Chair of the. National
Black MBA Association,
Inc., recently spoke on
behalf of the NBMBAA to
between NASCAR and
these Historically Black
Colleges and Universities
is a win for these schools,
the automotive industry,
and the entire country,"
said Brown, "African
American students will
have expanded opportuni-
ties in an exciting field of
work; NASCAR will have
access to premier talent;
and America will have
another generation of
skilled workers ready to
increase our global com-
Mr. Brown was joined
by, Congressman Mike
Rogers (R-AL), Speaker
of the House Dennis
Hastert (R-IL),, NASCAR
President Mike Helton,
Congressman Mel Watt
(D-NC), and former
from Oklahoma, JC
Alvin Brown (right)
mined that Smith had
murdered his four
months old son. Smith
Violence continued on A-7
A white female stu-
reported that she was
raped by 17-year-old
Davenport at Sandalwood
High School Wednesday.
The student said that
as she was walking
toward the auditorium
around 1:15 she decided
to wait for some friends,
Deon grabbed her by the
wrist and led her to a dark
room, locked the door,
and raped her.
Rape continued on A-7
For Men Only
Bishop T. D. Jakes is
inviting men from diverse
Bishop grounds to
T.D. Jakes join him for
three days of inspired
teaching, fellowship and
camaraderie at the luxuri-
ous Gaylord Texan in
Grapevine, Texas, March
9 through 11, 2006.
The conference will
feature Bishop Jakes,
Bishop Eddie Long, Dr.
Myles Munroe, and
gospel entertainer, Fred
Bishop Jakes said the
conference is an "unparal-
leled opportunity for men
to -participate in intimate,
informal and intriguing
seminars focused on
faith, family, finance, and
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RON WILLIAMS, SR.
BETTY ASQUE DAVIS
"Those who have no
record of what their fore-
bears have accomplished
lose the inspiration which
comes from the teaching of
biography and history." So
said Dr. Carter G. Woodson,
the scholar and historian
who is called "The Father of
Black History." He founded
Negro History Week in 1926
to help give this record and
inspiration to other Black
Americans. At the time Dr.
Woodson was alarmed
because so few people,
White or Black, knew any-
thing at all about Black his-
tory and Black people's
achievements. He would
even meet other Black col-
lege history professors who
had no idea Blacks had made
any significant contributions
to national or world history.
Dr. Woodson understood just
how critical it was to claim
our rightful place in the his-
tory books, and so the
national celebration of Black
history was born.
As times changed, Negro
History Week became Black
History Week, and 30 years
ago, it officially became
Black History Month. But
throughout the years the cel-
ebration's symbolism and
important message has
always remained the same.
This year, Black History
Month falls at a time when
CLARA FRANCES McLAUGHLIN
recent losses have already
made many of us reflect on
our history and how far
After Rosa Parks' passing
in October and Coretta Scott
King's passing in January;
many people felt they had
witnessed the end of an era.
Parks and. King were indeed
two of the towering figures
in Black American history
and I hope all of our children
now know exactly who they
were and what they stood
for. Who else should we be
sure to teach our children
about to inspire them?
They should know about
our earliest heroes like
Phillis Wheatley and
Benjamin Banneker, and
freedom fighters like
Frederick Douglass, Harriet
Tubman, Sojourner Truth,
and so many others who
were born in slavery but
never gave up in their pas-
sion to be free. They should
know about the next genera-
tion of brilliant Black leaders
and thinkers like W.E.B.
DuBois, Booker T.
Washington, and Ida B.
Wells-Barnett and about pio-
neering inventors and educa-
tors like George Washington
Carver and Carter Woodson
himself. They should-study
the Harlem Renaissance and
the writers, musicians, and
artists- who bloomed there
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and changed American cul-
They should learn about
civil rights leaders A. Phillip
Randolph whose first threat-
ened March on Washington
inspired the second and
Ralph Bunche who won the
Nobel Peace Prize for his
U.N. peacemaking efforts in
the Middle East. He, like Dr.
Martin Luther King, Jr., who
won the Nobel Peace Prize
14 years later, refused to be
ghettoizedd" and saw the
connection between the
quest for justice at home and
globally and the need to
stand against violence at
home and everywhere.
They must celebrate all
the strong Women who were
indispensable in the struggle
for freedom: Fannie Lou
Hamer, Ella Baker, Septima
Clark, and so many more,
and bask in the pioneers who
broke barriers throughout
the 20th Century, including
Marian Anderson, .the
Tuskegee Airmen, Jackie
Marshall, Shirley Chisholm,
and Mae Jemison. Of course
they should applaud our still,
living legends: civil and
human rights leaders like
Myrlie Evers-Williams and
Dorothy Height, scholars
like John Hope Franklin, and
cultural leaders like Harry
Belafonte, Ruby Dee, and
Maya Aneelou. The list of-
great Black Americans goes
on and on and our children
should know their stories
and be given the tools and
motivation to emulate them.
Finally, we should teach
our children as much as we
can about the heroes in their
own families and try to be
the people we want our chil-
dren to become: the grand-
parents and great-grandpar-
ents who came before them
and paved their way. Why is
this so important? Family
stories are often the most
memorable inspiration of all.
They bring history alive and
reinforce the idea that any-
one and everyone can use
their lives to make a differ-
ence. What a thrill it was for
me to take my 4-and-a-half
year old granddaughter to.
the Capitol Rotunda and tell
her the Rosa Parks's story
and say over and over again
that a Black woman can do
anything and change the
This is a key lesson not
just for Black History Month
but every day. At Coretta
Scott King's funeral, leader
after leader spoke about how
hard she worked during her
lifetime as a champion of
freedom and justice and jug-
gled movement building
with motherhood. She
reminded us all about how
much still needed to be done
to realize Martin Luther
King Jr.'s and her dream -
America's dream. Ever%
time we look back at our his-
tory to celebrate, we must
remind ourselves and our
children of just how much
unfinished business we must
attend to and be inspired bN
our history to, write the next
FEBRUARY Y18. 2006
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Exploring And Understanding FaithnOur Community
-Schedule of Events and Services-
SGod's Purpose For Your Life
"Why am I here?"
"What's it all about?" "Is
g o e s
When God's Purpose
strug- Matthew Omaye
gr a e w Ajiake
these kinds of questions in
their life, a recently pub-
lished book provides step-
by-step guidance on how to
answer them in profound
When God's Purpose
Becomes Personal, by
Matthew Omaye Ajiake, is
for anyone who dares to
embrace their own personal
God-given purpose in'life.
Ajiake's book is a guide to
learning about. the Godof
history and a becoming
immersed in His reasons for
e Ajiake makes the case
that everyperson on Earth
has been created for. a
unique purpose and to con-
tribute a positive legacy to
the human family.
Fame, fortune and all the
other seductions of life are
insignificant,. compared to
the overarching purpose of
He quotes from the auto-
biography of Lee Iacocca, a
man %\ho attained extraordi-
narN success in the \world.
"Here I am in the t- light of
When a death occurs, finding
the proper t'ords or actions often
leaves people feeling anxious
when trN ing to coiforn those \.lho
are gne\inlg. E\press simnpath,
and feel free :o express thai \ou
do not kno what 10 say. Tlie
statements; "I'm so sorry; I don't
know what to say, but I want you
to know that I am so sorry and I
wish I could do more; We are
praying for you and thinking of
you." are fine. Statements such as
the above, are truthful, honest,
direct, and harmless. Avoid say-
ing phrases like "with time, you'll
get over this, they're in a better
place etc..". Statements such as
these offer no comfort and deny
the person their need to mourn
my years, still wondering
what it's all about," Iacocca
wrote. "I can tell you this:
fame and fortune are for the
Ajiake contends that peo-
ple who are willing to study
the God of history and
understand how His purpose
can be applied to their own
life need not go on being
uncertain about what is most
important or how to pursue
The author reviews
God's relationships with
humankind throughout his-
tory, calling up examples of
people, such as Abraham,
whochose to follow God's
higher purpose for their life
and went on to accomplish
great things, even though
they may have been consid-
ered "crazy" in doing so.
Pursuing God's personal
purpose, Ajiake points out,
can lead an individual to
abandon their sense of safe-
ty and security, causing
them to question their own
sanity at times.
Faith is the backbone of
Ajiake's message, an ever-
present theme in humans
living out God's purpose
throughout history and in
In When God's Purpose
Becomes Personal, the
author discusses the initia-
tion, development and
deployment of a personal,
faith that allows one to live
out his her life to its fullest
In this book, Ajiake
Perhaps the best thing you
can do is spend.time with that
person, and listen to them work
through their grief. Keep in mind
that all people react differently,
and\ ou must take the cues from
different indi\iduals by paying
close attention: to their needs.
Some people prefer to talk, and
reminisce about the deceased,
while others perhaps prefer to
remain silent finding it difficult
to speak about the deceased right
"Our Aim Is Not to Equal, But Excel"
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demonstrates the fact that
each human is born at just
the right time to live out
their purpose. He encour-
ages each of us to view and
manage our lives as a project
-- a plan or undertaking that
requires a concerted effort to
produce the desired results.
"Each project or person is
wired to succeed in life and
leave a legacy for the human
family," says Ajiake. "So,
every life's challenge with
God as your coach is des-
tined to make you a winner."
When God's Purpose
Becomes Personal is the
first of a three-part series by
Ajiake. The book is fol-
lowed by When God's
Purpose Becomes National
and When God's Purpose
All the books demon-
strate how others in the past
who pursued God's purpose
change their communities,
their nations and the world
at large and how each
human, today, who chooses
to pursue God's purpose for
their life could also impact
their local, national and
global communities for
Congresswoman Named National
Prayer Breakfast Chairperson
(UMNS) -- The Rev.
Emmanuel Cleaver II, U.S.
which includes Kansas City,
will co-chair the 2007
National Prayer Breakfast. A
Cleaver has served since his
election in 2004 as secretary
of the House's weekly
prayer meetings. "It is a
great honor to be asked to
chair this amazing event,"
he said. "Though I am a
Methodist minister, my sin-
cere hope is to make it inclu-
sive and exciting to ,all
faiths. Prayer is a universal
language, and I \\ill do
everything I can to make .it
an event that brings people
together to celebrate \\hat
we have in common." His
Church Fires Suggest
Hostility To Religion
Agency Exec Says
SNEW YORK -- Recent
church burnings in Alabama
are "a grim reminder of the
value and the fragile nature
of religious liberty in the.
United States," according to
the Rev. R. Randy Day,
chief executive, United
Methodist Board of Global
Ministries. In a statement
condemning the fires, he
noted the malice behind the
acts shows "the need' for
healing and reconciliation in
the broken lives of the
arsonists and in some parts
of American society "
Although the fires remain
under investigation, "the
manner of the arsons sug-
gests deep hostility to reli-
"Reports indicate that in
many of the nine cases, fires
were started in the area of
the pulpit and communion
table," Day said. "Little
could be more offensive to
Christian people than
attacks on proclamation and
sacraments. We are further
distressed that many church-
es are burned each year, for
a total of 1,000 from 1996 to
2000, according to the
Christian Science Monitor.
This is a scandalous record,
one that calls for greater
public awareness and
greater vigilance on the part
of law enforcement. The
members of all religious
groups and communities
deserve the right to go to
sleep at night without fear
that their houses of worship
will be destroyed in the
selection as co-chair comes
as his efforts to promote
civility in Congress have
begun to receive national
attention. Cleaver will chair
the event with
Congresswoman Jo Ann
Davis, R-Va., and guests
will include President Bush
and other leaders from the
White House and Congress.
ARMSTRONG-Willie Mae, died
February 7, 2006.
BAETY-ErmaN., died February 12,
2006. A.B. COLEMAN MORTU-
BAILES-Stephanie J., died
February 11, 2006.
BARTLEY-Ephesians A., Sr., died
February 8, 2006.
BARTLEY-Wyatt, 72, 'died
February 11, 2006.
BENNETT-Isabel R., died
February 8, 2006. .
BROWN-Harry, died February 9,
2006. ALPHONSO WEST MOR-
BROWN-Mary F., died February
10, 2006. A.B. COLEMAN MOR-
BUSH-Garmon, died February 9,
BYRD-Alonzo,died February -12,
CASH-James, died February 9,
COLTON-Lonnie, 76, died
February 12, 2006.
DAVIS-Emmitt,died February 10,
2006. A.B. COLEMAN MORTU-
DIGGS-Sallie Mae, died February
7, 2006. ALPHONSO WEST
FISHER-James A., 35; died
February, 1 1 20001i
Febluals. 9, 2(06 A B COLE-
MAN MORTUARY; INC.
HAMPTON-Eerronte Erie, 22, died
February 10, 2006.
JOHNSON-Oswald, died February
LEE-Katie M., died February 6,
LEWIS-Esie Beatrice, 82, died
February 7, 2006.
LOPEZ-Keymarion, died February
LUCAS-William, died February 12,
MCCOY-Marion, died January 24,
2006. A.B. COLEMAN MORTU-
MILES-Bernease, died Februarl
MORING-Betty J., died february
OWENS-Hughsie, died February
PATTERSON-Leller S., died
February 9, 2006. ALPHONSO
SADBERRY-Devora, 52, died
February 9, 2006.
SMITH-Adrian, Jr., 4 months, died
February 10, 2006.
TOYE-Bertha, 82, died February
February 11, 2006.
WATSON-Ida L., died February 7,
February 10, 2006. A. B. COLE-
WILSON-Willie James, died
February 10, 2006.
ZEIGLER-Arthur, died February 9,
2006. A.B. COLEMAN MORTU-
FEEL THE POWER SUMMIT-Believers In Christ
Christian Center will host a "Feel The Power Leadership
Summit" on Friday, February 24 and Saturday, February 25
at 11565 N. Main St. where Bishop Don and Deborah
Bernard are Pastors. Bishop Terrance Calloway,
Independent Church Fellowship Conference, Brunswick,
GA, is the speaker on Friday night beginning at 7:00 p.m.
Elder Bernard Reyes, St. Mary's, GA is the speaker on
Saturday morning at 10:00 a.m. On Saturday afternoon at
3:00 p.m., Bishop Don Bernard will be the speaker. Guest
choirs will also participate.
BLACK HISTORY MUSICAL CONCERT-The National
Sorority of Chi Delta Kappa, Inc., Alpha Gamma Chapter,
will present the Edward Waters College H. Alvin Greene and
J.W. Honeysucker Memorial Alumni Choir in concert on
February 19, 4:00 p.m., at First Timothy Baptist Church
located at 12103 Biscayne Blvd. Rev. Frederick Newbill,
Pastor. "The Spirit of The Black Man in America" is the
theme. The theme will be exemplified through the Negro
spirituals of slavery, the hymns of emancipation, and the
gospels of reformation. The public is invited to attend.
Admission is free.
SERIOUS PRAISE-The public invited to share in the 2006
Serious Praise Spirit-filled service on February 26, 3:45 p.m.
at Sword and Shield Kingdom Outreach Ministry located at
the Father's House Conference Center, 1820 Monument Rd
in Building 2. The Word and Praise team,directed by Ms.
Kenshela Williams, will be featured along with Evangelist
Ethel Pritchard, Pastor Jose L. Bosque, and soloist Sis. Pat
Speights. Rev. Mattie W. Freeman, Founder/Pastor.
BLACK HISTORY MONTH EVENT-Queen Quet,
Chieftess of The Gullah Geechee Nation, will speak at 3:00
p.m. on February 19 at O'Neal Memorial Baptist Church. To
get to the church, take 1-95 North to Exit 373, exit right on
to A1A South which is also SR 200E in Yulee, Fla., contin-
ue straight to Barnwell Road and turn left. Rev. Fred
Listings are due the Tuesday before the next issue. Email
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'New Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church
1824 Prospect Street, Jacksonville. FL 32208
Sunday School 9:30 a.m. u :;,*
Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 a.m. ,"
Sunday Afternoon Bible Study
(Except First Sunday) 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday Prayer Meeting 7:30 p.m.
Sunday School Review 8:00 p.m.
Pastor Emeritus: Rev. Joe Calhoun '
(904) 764-5727 Church
(904) 768-0272 Home
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1417 North Laura St. Jacksonville, Florida 32206
George Harvey, Jr., M.A. M Div, Pastor
Telephone: (904) 356-0664 or 768-4453
"Christ died for our sins...was buried and Rose again" (see 1 Corinthians 15:1-4)
Sulzbacher Outreach Service 8:30 a.m.
Sunday School .. ....... .... 10:00 a.m.
Morning \\orship. 1........ 1I.00 a.m.
Evening Worship 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday & Friday Night Services................ 7:30 p.m.
Saturday Prison Outreach 1:00 p.m.
Saturday Nursing Home Outreach 3rd and 4th Saturdays
International Sunday School.....9:00 a.m. and5:00 p.m. Saturday on WYMM AM 1530
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"Without the shedding of Blood, there is no remission of sin" (Hebrews 9:22)
Historic Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church
Worship Service 10:00 a.m.'
Church School 8:45 a.m.
Fulfillment Hour Bible Study 6:30 p.m.
Every 2nd & 4th Thursday 10:00 a.m.-12:00 Noon
Joy Explosion Ministry 6:30 p.m.
201 East Beaver St. (904) 355-9475
Rev. F.D. Richardson Jr., Pastor
Mount Sinai Missionary Baptist Church
2036 Silver Street Jacksonville, FL 32206
Rev. R. L. Gundy, Pastor
(904) 354-7249 Church
Bible Power Enrichment Hour
Sunday School 9:15- 10:15 a.m.
Sunday Praise & Worship 8:00 a.m.
S'' Baptism-Praise & Worship
(Sanctuary) 10:30 a.m.
Youth Church-2nd & 3rd Sundays
Fellowship Hall 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday, Noonday Prayer 12 Noon
Inspiration Wednesday Worship Service................6:00-8:00 p.m.
Prayer Meeting & Biba Study, Youth Bible Study & Activities
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"There's Always Something
Happening On The First Coast"
The Measure of A Man
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Wendell Holmes. However Wendell's 'nieces' Mesdames The honoree, Dr. Wendell Holmes is amazed when he arrives at his sur- The Ron Austins, Esquires and The Wendell P. Holmeses. (Photo by J.
C prise party. (Photo by J. Carl Davis, S:) Carl Davis, Sr)
Cynthia Austin, Esq. and Barbara Jones along with his
niece Ms. Diedre Kyle wanted to surprise their adored
uncle with a surprise 'Seafood Bash' party this year," stat- 2
ed Mrs. Jacquelyne Holmes the vivacious wife of Dr. '
Wendell P. Holmes, Jr. when we responded to the surprise 4
party invitation. A
And surprised he was! These party planners thought of
everything! First there was the one and only invitation sent
to The Holmeses for a 'Bon Voyage Party' for Esquires,
The Ronald Austins, and Real Estate Magnates, The
.Carlton Joneses to celebrate their upcoming trip to Paris,
France. The trip plans were real. However the 'Bon
Voyage' party was a ruse to get local mortician and commu-
Hampton University president Dr. William Harvey gives birthday Reverend and Mrs. Rudolph McKissick, Sr. were among the many
nity leader, Wendell Holmes to the Austin home on a greetings to Dr. Holmes. (Photo by J Carl Davis, Sr) Holmes surprise party celebrants. (Photo by J. Carl Davis, Sr.)
Saturday evening after a usual long day at the office.
Seeing all the cars and lights at The Austin home wasn't
unusual when he arrived, after all they were going to a
.party! When the guests received the secret call that The
Holmeses were on the way, each found a place in the spa- '"
cious Austin home foyer to greet the couple upon their
The Austin home had been transformed into a Wendell
Holmes museum with memorabilia from his years of tire-
less service to the First Coast and the entire world abound-
ed by Dr. Holmes's Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity colors of
black and gold.
Joining local family and friends at the party were: From
Apopka, the honorees daughter, Mrs. Carolyn Holmes ."-
Nesmith; nieces, Mrs. Joan Thompson and Ms. Edith
Thompson, Rockledge; nephews, David Thompson and Dr. Holmes with colleagues Drs. Ezekiel Bryant and Alvin White and Jacksonville Alumnae Chapter, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority's 60th
retired staffer Mrs. Mary Neely. (Photo by J. Carl Davis, Sr) Anniversary Planners: Ms. P. Sams, J. Thayer, Dr. B. Darby, E. Gay,
K. Kincade, L. Ledett, P. Sampson, A. Sweet, M. Scales-Taylor and G.
Ellisons and The Joseph Menchens, Orlando; and from Walker with Mrs. Helen Jackson, American Heart Assn. Board.
Hampton University the president Dr. William Harvey (Photo by Betty Asque Davis.)
and Mrs. Harvey and Ms. Doretha Spells, Vice President, .
It was a 'Foodelicious' feast of scrumptious seafood and
homemade cakes. An added delight was the homemade ice
cream in flavors of vanilla and sweet potato, made by Mrs.
Austin's Mom, Mrs. Ernestine Boykins of Pensacola.
Dr. Holmes is indeed 'the measure of man'. We thank
God for blessing this community with the service and com-
mitment for such a man.
Happy Birthday Dr. Wendell P. Holmes, Jr.! Next year
Mrs. Holmes will have -a chance to give her own party.
It's Been Sixty Years For The Jacksonville Alumnae -.
of Deltas Past Jacksonville Alumane, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority presidents Mrs. Elizabeth Gillum,mother of Event Chairperson Mrs. Patricia
It was a 'sea of red dresses' when the Jacksonville Drs. Lois Davis Gibson and Barbara Darby. (Photo by Betty Asque Gillum Sams, chapter president Ms. V. Joanne Thayer, Ms. Sams and
Alumna Chapter, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority's 'Red Dress Davis.) Mrs. Madeline Scales-Taylor join -Ritz Chamber Players Kyler
Affair' celebrated their 60 Anniversary during the month Lombard, Terrance Patterson, Ms. Alison Buchanan and Troy Stuart
Affair' celebrated their 60ies of e Anniversary during the month following the Red Dress Affair Concert. (Photo by Betty Asque Davis.)
of love with a series of events to support the American
Heart's Association's "Search Your Heart Program". The
first of a series of events last week kicked off with a Gala
Reception ii the Times Union Performing Arts reception
area and the concert that followed featuring the Ritz
Chamber Players at the Terry Theatre. With the talented
quartet of Ritz Chamber musicians, it goes without saying
that it was indeed an incomparably glorious evening. ,. *-.
The Red Dress Health Symposium on last Saturday at zl
the Regency Square Mall and the. Red Dress Sunda) at
local African-American Churches were also noteworthy.
SMucho kudos to Delta Sigma Theta member Mrs.
Patricia Gillum Sams.and her committee for putting on a
Having Our Say-The Delany Sisters First 100 Years Supporting the premier "Having Our Say" performance at the Event Circle of Friends sponsor Mrs. Maurice Campbell and daugh-
We took a short trek up to Fernandina for the premier Amelia Community Theatre were Mesdames Dorothy Bristol and ter Mrs. Carl Tremble joined Mrs. Cleve Warrenhduring the Gala
Rhonda Bristol, Ms. Maryn Ferguson and Mrs. Alma Kelly. (Photo Reception. (Photo by J. Carl Davis, Sr.)
performance of the Amelia Community Theatre's Readers by J. Carl Davis, Sr)
Theatre Production of "Having Our Say-The Delany Sisters ..
First 100 Years." Mesdames Arva Butler (Bessie Delany)
and Bobbie Morgan- Jones (Sadie Delany) were the per-
formers for the first of three performances. These ladies
were absolutely divine! Mesdames Joyce Frink (Sadie
Delany) and Bettie G. Williams (Bessie Delany) performed
at the second weekend performance, with Mesdames Ilona
Preliou (Bessie Delany) and Thea Seagraves (Sadie
Delany) are the performers for the culminating perform-
ance. You may 'catch' this performance on March 3 and
4 at the Amelia Community Theatre.
The Delany sisters, Dr. Elizabeth Delany and Sarah
Delany from which the play is based 'on have roots in
Fernandina Beach and there are Delany descendents still
residing on the First Coast. Their nephew James Delany
was among the honored guests at the performance we The James Delanys. Mr. Delany is a descendant of the Delany Sisters. "Having Our Say performers": Bobbie Morgan-Jones (Sadie Delany),
sa mon g (Photo by J. Carl Davis, Si:) Thea Seagraves (Sadie Delany), Arva Butler (Bessie Delany), Bettie
attended. Williams (Bessie Delany), and Joyce Frink (Sadie Delany). Not pic-
******** tured: Mrs. Iolona Preliou (Bessie Delany). (Photo by J. Carl Davis, S:)
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Florida Continues To Lead The Nation In New Jobs
Governor Jeb Bush today
praised Florida's most recent
employment numbers, high-
lighting that the Sunshine
State continues to lead the
nation in the number of new
According to statistics
released recently by the
Agency for Workforce
Innovation, Florida added
253,200 jobs (seasonally
adjusted) from October
2004 to October 2005.
Florida's unemployment rate
is 3.4 percent the lowest in
nearly three decades.
report is excellent news and
highlights Florida?s com-
mitment to economic diver-
sification and. building a
strong business climate,"
said Governor Bush. "The
state remains focused on
policy that stimulates a
robust economy, expands
business opportunities and
creates high-value jobs for
According to statistics:
From October 2004 to
October 2005, Florida added
253,200 new jobs, seasonal-
Florida's October 2005
unemployment rate was 3.4'
percent, 1.6 percentage
points below the national
rate of 5 percent.
rate is the lowest recorded in
the history of the current
methodology, which began
Florida continues to lead
the nation in the number of
new jobs created and has the
fastest rate of annual job
growth among the 10 most
As' international trade
continues to play a key role
in Florida's overall employ-
ment landscape, today's pos-
itive news on job growth
comes as the Governor
wraps up a "Team Florida"
trade mission to Germany
and Switzerland. During the
five-day trip, Governor
Bush promoted trade,
investment and business
opportunities in a host of
industries, including infor-
mation technology, biotech-
nology, health care and
Germany is Florida's
third-largest trading partner
with two-way trade valued
at $4.5 billion in 2004, an
increase of 6.1 percent over
the previous year. In 2004,
Florida imported $3 billion
in products from Germany
and exported $1.5 billion to
the country, rendering
Germany the state's fourth
largest import destination
and seventh-largest export
destination. Germany is also
source of European foreign
direct in-estment with $3.7
billion invested in 2003.
Diversifying the econo-
my and creating more high-
value jobs are priorities for
Governor Bush. To strength-
en the economy, the state is
fostering the development
and growth of emerging
bringing The Scripps
Research Institute into
Florida and establishing the
state's Centers of Excellence
efforts include securing the
Permanent Secretariat of the
Free Trade Area of the
Americas in Miami and pro-
tecting and enhancing the
state's military installations.
Children In The South Face Higher Health Risks
.GAINESVILLE, Fla. --
Children living in the South
are up to three times more
likely to battle poor health
and its consequences --
including obesity, teen preg-
nancy and death than
those in all other regions of
the United States, een if
the\ receive the same med-
ical care, a nev\ Uni\ersit.r
of Florida stud\ re eals.
"Hurricane Katrina ga\e
the \\orld a glimpse of the
disparities in the South."
sa\s Dr. Jeffre\ Goldhagen.
the stud\'s lead author and
an associate professor of
community pediatrics at the
UF College of Medicine -
Jackson ille. -'Our research
documents just ho\\ pro-
foundlN these disparities
impact the health of children
in the region."
The stud., published
recently in the journal
Pediatrics, is the first to sta-
tistically relate region of res-
idence to measures of child
health, Goldhagen say..
"In fact, \.e no\\ believe
that where a child lives may
be one of the most po\\erful
predictors of child health
outcomes and disparities."
The poor health out-
comes researchers docu-
mented included lo\x birth-
x\eight. teen pregnancy .
death and other problems
such as mental illness. asth-
ma. obesity, tooth deca\ and
research team set out to
determine \whether living in
the South has a negative
effect on children's health
and whether a scientific
approach could identify
which states in the South
have poorer health outcomes
for children. UF researchers
also sought to look at xw hat is
it about living in the South
that results in poor health
Researchers w\arn that
the stud\ e aluated children
as a group. so the findings
don't appl\ to an\ single
child's risk. And overall,
most American kids are
"Generall\, children in
the \ orld's developed coun-
tries are healthy," says
Goldhagen. "But children
\\ho liIe in some of the
states in the Deep South are
t\xo to three times more like-
ly to die or haxe other health
problems as compared to
children living in some
states in other regions of the
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Identity Theft Knows No Boundaries; All Affected
But Crime, And Response Varies By Ethnicity
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Feb. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- A new
identify theft survey, one of the first to examine how the
crime affects both African Americans and Hispanics, con-
firms that no minority group in the U.S. is safe and that all
struggle equally to recover when their identity is stolen. The
consumer poll, released today by Nationwide Mutual
Insurance Company, uncovered unique differences in how
the crime impacts the daily lives of different'populations.
In a crime where time is of the essence to prevent further
loss of assets, the survey shows it took minorities on average
one and a half months longer than the general population to
discover they were a victim.
"Educating the entire population is key to early detection
and ultimately prevention of the crime in the first place,"
said Kirk Herath, chief privacy officer and associate general
counsel for Nationwide. "In addition, providing support in
the identity recovery phase can speed response time, protect
assets and preserve an individual's integrity."
The survey results show African-American and Hispanic
victims were more likely than victims from the random sam-
ple to have the crime target their checking or savings
There also were other slight differences. African-
American victims spent an average of 54 hours trying to
resolve their case.
Hispanic victims average 42 hours and victims from the
random sample average 53 hours. Thieves racked up an
average of $2,914 in charges using an African-American vic-
tim's identity and $2,406 using a Hispanic victim's identity.
The general population averaged $3,240 in fraudulent
"While there are interesting differences among the vari-
ous ethnicities, the survey shows identity theft is a crime
with the potential to impact anyone," Herath said.
It takes minorities just as long as other victims to restore
their identity..One in four African-American and Hispanic
financial identity theft victims have not been able to restore
their identities despite averaging nearly a year trying,
according to the new survey.
These findings mirror a survey of the general population
conducted by Nationwide last July. The new survey also
shows 95 percent of all victims regardless of ethnic back-
ground say they were frustrated or had difficulty trying to
restore their identity.
The survey also provides a statistical snapshot of identi-
ty theft victims. According to the survey, the most common
African-American victim is a 38-year- old woman who is a
college graduate or has some college education.
The most common Hispanic victim is a 36-year-old mar-
ried woman and a college graduate. The most common gen-
eral population victim is a 46-year-old white male, who is
married and a college graduate or has some college educa-
tion. Victims in each group had an average household
income between $50,000 and $75,000.
The survey of 600 adult identity theft victims, from 11
selected U.S. markets was conducted in December using
MarketTool's ZoomPanel, an online consumer panel.
Thesurvey targeted 200 African-American victims, 200
Hispanic victims and 200 victims from a random sample
representative of the U.S. population in total and across age,
ethnic and geographic segments. The survey has a margin of
error of plus or minus 5 percentage points.
Sound Of Your Voice May Lead To Racial Discrimination
when a voice sounds
discrimination may follow.
John Baugh, Ph.D., the
inventor of the term "lin-
guistic- profiling," says that
when a voice on the phone
sounds African-American or
discrimination might follow.
In studying this phenom-
enon through hundreds of
test phone calls, John
Baugh, Ph.D., the Margaret
Bush Wilson Professor and
director of African and
African American Studies in
Arts .& Sciences at
Washington University in
St. Louis, has found that
many people made racist,
snap judgments about
callers with diverse dialects.
Some potential employ-
ers, real estate agents, loan
officers and service
oviders did it repeatedly,
s ys Baugh. Long before
they could evaluate callers'
credit rating, work ethic or
good works, they blocked
callers based solely on lin-
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In the first two years of
his-linguistic profiling study,
Baugh has found that this
kind of profiling is a skill
that too often is used to dis-
criminate and diminish the
caller's chance at the
American dream of.a house
or equal opportunity in the
Baugh's study is backed
by a three-year $500,000
grant from the Ford
While Baugh coined the
term linguistic profiling,
many who suffer from twist-
ed stereotypes about dialect
have known for decades
about the racist tactic. His
mother knew and took pro-
tective action. When he was
a youngster in Philadelphia,
he could tell if she were talk-
ing to a white person or a
black person on the tele-
His study shows that
some companies screen calls
on answering machines and
don't return calls of those
whose voices seem to identi-
fy them as black or Latino.
Some companies instruct
their phone clerks to brush
aside any chance of a face-
to-face appointment to view
a sales property or interview
for a job based on the sound
Of Civil Rights
U.S. Postal Service cele-
brates Black History Month
by reflecting on the
progress, richness and diver-
sity of African-American
To bring further aware-
ness to the Civil Rights
Movement, the U.S. Postal
Service is offering a DVD
on the Milestones of the
Civil Rights Movement.
This powerful and com-
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tumultuous Civil Rights era
of the 1950s and 1960s fea--.
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of events and the people
who helped shape the move-
ment. This video became
available for $19.99 at
selected Post Offices near
you on Feb. 13, 2006, or you
can shop on line at
of a caller's voice. Other
employees routinely write
their guess about a caller's'
race on company phone
occurs across America, says
Baugh, who is also a profes-
sor of psychology and holds
appointments in the depart-
ments of Anthropology,
Education and English, all in.
Arts & Sciences.
The varied linguistic tra-
ditions of black English --.
Ebonics -- evolved over
generations when it was ille-
gal to teach African slaves to
read or write and when
many had limited opportuni-
ties to hear native Standard
Sisterhood is Health)' Campaign Helps
African American Women Improve Their Health.
NEW YORK-- Two-thirds of all deaths in the United
States can be attributed to these four serious diseases: cancer;
diabetes, heart 'disease and stroke, and African American
women are at particularly high risk. That's why The'
Advertising Council, along with the American Cancer
Society, American Diabetes Association and American Heart
Association, has developed the second phase of a three-year
public health campaign to increase awareness of the impact
that lifestyle choices have on these four diseases. A televi-
sion public service advertisement (PSA), "Bus Stop," will air
nationally beginning in February and will run throughout the
year, targeting the African American community.
Focus group research conducted by the three organiza-
tions in conjunction with The Advertising Council reveal
that African American women are aware of the importance
of eating healthfully and staying active, yet many lack the
continued motivation to maintain healthy lifestyle habits.
"Our goal is to empower African American women, particu-
larly those ages 35-50, to make healthy everyday choices to
help reduce their risk of developing these diseases, and to
encourage them to help their family and friends make these
changes, as well," says Gena R. Carter, MD, a director on the
American Cancer Society's national board of directors and a
staff radiologist at South Shore Breast Evaluation Center,
Scituate, Mass. The PSA tagline, "Sisterhood is Healthy,"
urges women to encourage and support their friends to eat
healthfully and get active.
Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum
Legends and History
SPRINGFIELD, Ill.-- During Black History Month and
beyond, families, schools and individuals can enjoy the per-
feet opportunity to add a meaningful educational component
to their next trip by visiting the Abraham Lincoln
Presidential Museum in Springfield, Illinois. The museum
pays tribute to the author of the Emancipation Proclamation, .
and also revisits the harsh reality of slavery in America while
celebrating African-American freedom fighters.
The museum is the ideal travel option for the growing
number of Americans who enjoy cultural travel. According
to the Travel Industry Association of America (TIA), an esti-
mated 75 percent of travelers -- or 109.8 million Americans
-- participate in some sort of cultural activity as part of their
vacation experience. TIA also notes that cultural events and
activities are a primary facet of most African-American trav-
el itineraries. Groups interested in specialized museum tours
can call (800) 610-2094 or visit http://www.alplm.org .
Police Arrest Dozens of Valentine's Day Protesters
HARARE, Zimbabwe -- Police arrested at least 60
women who took part in a march Tuesday with a
Valentine's Day theme calling for love and harmony and
protesting food shortages and alleged human rights viola-
tions, their lawyers said. The demonstrators distributed red
roses and Valentine's Day cards in downtown Harare,
according to Lawyers for Human Rights. Under Zimbabwe's
sweeping security laws, public demonstrations require
police clearance Police routinely break up demonstrations
they have not authorized.
The inventor of the term
"linguistic profiling" has
found in a current study that
FEBRUARY, 18, 2006
Justice continued from A-I
Now, Jacksonville, known last year, as the "Murder Capital of the State," appears to
be pushing to exceed last year's murder rate, which totaled 91 for the entire year, is
already about a fourth of that amount in one and one half month. What is the city going
On Wednesday, Sheriff John Rutherford and City Attorney Harry Shorstein, along
with Skip Cramer of Jacksonville Community Council Inc. (JCCI) explained that the
fast growing murder rate is not a neighborhood or racial problem. It is Jacksonville's
problem and they are about to embark upon a study to try to get to the bottom of the
issue beginning March 9 through June 29, utilizing forfeited drug funds.
Ministers of Jacksonville have formed an organization regarding this matter.
S Senator Anthony (Tony) Hill called for "Super Prayer Day" on Super Bowl day, and a
big rally is planned for Saturday, February 25th from noon to 5:00 pm at A. Phillip
Randolph Park with much entertainment for all to enjoy while showing support of the
effort to "Stop the Violence." All are asked to come to this very.entertaining but seri-
On March 4 at 11:00 a.m. MAD DADS will have a parade and are asking for citi-
zens and organizations to participate to let the world know that the city of Jacksonville
is not planning to make violence a habit and that violence will not be tolerated.
What is really needed is community support voiced Isaiah Rumlin, president of the
NAACP. All leads are confidential and total discretion is promised if you call JSO,
MAD DADS (388-8171) or Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845-8477.
To date those who have been murdered in 2006 started with a still unknown victim
on January 1 in the 4000 block of Lorenzo Court, Judith Reyes, 44, on January 3, 2006
in the 7400 block of Powers Avenue; Donte Chapman, 20, on January 3, 2006 in the
7700 block of Birdies Road; Della Railey, 59, on January 5 in the 1000 block of Willow
Cove Court; Charles Booker, 32 on January 9 in the 3300 block of Donzi Way; Denise
Manning, 48, on January 11 in the 1000 block of W. 6th Street, Trayonis Allen, 21, on
January 12 in the 1800 block of W. 44th Street; Marcus Hall, 29, on January 13 in the
10900 block of Lem Turner; Albert Porter, 60, on January 9 in the 300 block of East
8th Street; Gary Williams, 23, on January 14 in the 1400 block of West 22nd Street;
Kevin Drew, 27, on January 17 in the 8100 block of Joffre Drive (an arrest was made),
Joe Harrell, 25, on January 22 in the 3000 block of Silver Street, Virginia Bailey in the
1800 block of E. 23rd where an arrest of three was made, Luke Grimes, 44, on January
25 in the 700 block of North Main, and Kyhen Johnson is being sought as a person of
interest in this case; Jennifer Miller, 29 on January 29 in the 400 block of W. 58th St.,
Juan Vega on February 4 in the 3000 block of Smithfield Street, Malcolm
Higenbatham on February.7 in the 13000 block of Duval Road, Corrine and George
Derrick on February 7 in the 1300 block of Wolfe Street, Adrian Smith, Jr., four months
old on February 11 in the 2800 block of Ernest Street (father arrested), an unknown
on February 11 in the 5200 block of New Kings Road, Hampton Ferronte in the 700
block of N. Lincoln Court on February 13 and Jermaine Taylor, 26, on February 13 at
Blanding Blvd. and St. Johns Avenue.. The suspect in Taylor's murder, Vartell
Nunding, was apprehended in North Carolina.
The names are listed, when known, with the hope that someone will be able to pro-
vide clues to these deaths.
Raped continued from A-]
Deon said it was consensual sex but the girl said she did not know him. She claims
she tried to fight him off but was unsuccessful. The Jacksonville Sheriffs Office said
detectives are in the process of viewing surveillance tapes as well as checking for other
evidence. Deon was arrested for sexual battery.
Bands continued from A-]
music, including crowd-pleasing tracks like "Unpredictable," "Laffy Taffy,"
"Golddigger" and many others. Featured bands included: Bethune-Cookman College,
Florida A&M University, Jackson State University, Prairie View A&M University,
North Carolina Central University, Langston University, Tuskegee University, Virginia
State. University, Clark Atlanta University, and Central State University.
The 2006 Honda Battle of the Bands was sold out early Friday, complemented by
the success of Honda's first-ever HBCU Recruitment fair, hosted the same morning at
the Georgia World Congress Center. Friends, family, fans and generations of Black
college alumni packed the venues:for both signature events.
"The success of this sold-out event is a testament to the tremendous community
pride in Historically Black Colleges and Universities, and specifically their marching
'bands," said Barbara Ponce, manager of Emerging Markets National Advertising for
American Honda Motor Co., Inc. "Honda is proud to bring this enriching experience
to fans from throughout the country, to theAfrican American community and to all who.
value great camaraderietand great musicianship,", she added.
The Invitational Sho\ case placed a well-deserved spotlight on a variety of HBCU
marching sti les. including show bands with heart-pounding drumlines, entertaining
skits and routines, powerful brass sections plus a number of ensembles complemented
by ovation-getting dance teams. The Honda Battle of the Bands is the largest and only
national scholarship program of its kind. As sponsor, American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
this year awarded $141,000.in.grants to 41 HBCU band programs, including $10,000
each to the Invitational Showcase bands.
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academic gifts and pro ess of HBCU students. For more information about the Honda
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The Budget Request
By Congresswoman Corrine Brown:
As an African American woman who represents one of
the poorest districts in the state of Florida, I see this budg-
et request as an outright callous and insufficient response
to the needs of my constituents, and to the majority of our
Clearly, a budget blueprint is about priorities, and a
budget request directs money into areas that the President
and his advisors'see as worthy of government resources,
while cutting or deleting funding from areas perceived as .
less important. And this year's budget request, similar to
those in the past five years, is a budget plan which not '
only is driving our nation into terrible deficit, but exces-
sively cuts badly needed social programs.'So once again,
the administration is asking our seniors, our students, our
children, and the working poor, to make fiscal sacrifices, while those in the upper
income brackets and powerful special interest groups emerge unscathed. Reminiscent
of Reaganomics of the 1980s, we are seeing increased deficits, more debt, while the
majority of Americans have less economic security and savings.
In a budget worth $2.77 trillion, the administration's severe cuts in 141 programs
(many of them social services for the poor), are simply incomprehensible: $36 billion
in spending cuts in Medicare over the next five years, billions of dollars in food stamp
program cuts, decreased spending for local law enforcement agencies and disease con-
trol programs, cuts in child support enforcement payments, decreased funding for state
Medicaid, less spending for the State Children's Health Insurance Program, by $5 bil-
lion over the first five years and by $12 billion over ten, a 9.4% decrease for DOT, 3.8%
for education, and a continuation of cuts in veterans healthcare.
And once again, the administration plans to do all of this while simultaneously
extending nearly all of the upper income tax cuts beyond the 2010 extension date of
What is perhaps even more ironic is that this draconian slew of tax cuts, tax incen-
tives and tax cut extensions, that would cost the Treasury $1.7 trillion over the next
decade, would actually increase spending by $551 billion in the end, not decrease our
deficit, as the President claims!
The only thing to be done with this outright appalling budget is to send it back to the
drawing board. When this budget makes its way through Congress, I sincerely hope
that even the Republican, lawmakers will see its outrageous shortcomings, and we, the
lawmaking and-appropriating body, will redesign a budget that more equitably distrib-
utes our nation's resources."
Congresswoman Brown And CBC Express
Disappointment In Administration's
Dismal Respond to Hurricane Katrina
From left to right are:,Rep. Hilda Solis (CA), Rep. Dianne Watson (CA), Rep. Corrine
Brown, Rep. Barbara Lee (CA), and Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (TX):
(Washington,;DC) With respect to the House Select Committee Report on Hurricane
Katrina, Congresswoman Corrine Brown made the following statement:
."I would like to begin with a quote.from Coretta Scott King: 'Struggle is a never
ending process. Freedom is never really won. You earn it and win it in every genera-
My colleagues and I in the. Congressional Black Caucus, the Hispanic Caucus, and
the Asian Caucus, were utterly, disappointed upon reading the' report, "A Failure of
Initiative," which was released by the House Select Committee on Katrina, and' criti-
cizes the poor preparation and response to the hurricane.
We all know that the slow response to Hurricane Katrina led to the massive destruc-
tion of the Gulf Coast region, particularly New Orleans.
The numerous warnings, inadequate planning and apathy in preparing the region for
the scope of Hurricane Katrina's massive devastation are some of the points made in
the Committee's report.
Unfortunately, the government's botched response has ruined the lives of millions of
Americans, who are now forced to go without the most basic human needs. In the
report, The Select Committee identified failures at all levels of government which led
to the destruction of the region. Some of these failings include:
(1) The failure of a complete evacuation of New Orleans;
(2) Levees protecting New Orleans were not built for the most severe hurricanes,
leading to a breach in the system;
(3) The collapse of local law enforcement and lack of effective public communica-
tions led to civil unrest and further delayed relief.
These are just a few of the problems which reveal that the government was not ade-
quately prepared for a disaster of this' proportion. The question that I ask now i,s
whether the government is prepared TODAY for a disaster of any proportion, man-
made or natural.
There is no question the Bush Administration failed in its response to Hurricane
Katrina. The sad thing is that it continues to fail the victims of the storm still today.
Along with my colleagues in the Congressional Black Caucus, we are urging the
Bush Administration to support our hurricane relief bill, HR 4197, a bill that if passed
into law, would be a great first step towards the recovery and restoration of the Gulf
C-ast region." ,
FEBRUARY 18, 2006
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Congresswoman Corrine Brown Attends Liberian Inauguration
Congresswoman Corrine Brown (right) is elated while receiving na beautiful quilt
depicting an African village, which was put together by a group of African women.
Congresswoman Corrine Brown (right) attended the inauguration of Mrs. Ellen
Johnson Sirleaf (left), the first elected female president in the entire African continent.
On January 16th, Congresswoman Corrine Brown
attended the -inauguration of newly elected Liberian
President, Ms, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, the first elected female
president in the entire African continent. Congresswoman
Brown received a personal invitation from Ms. Johnson-
Sirleaf, and went to Africa as the representative of the
Congressional Black Caucus.
Ms. Johnson Sirleaf was inaugurated into the Executive
Mansion of Liberia's presidency, where numerous African
dignitaries and Heads of State were in attendance, as well as
First Lady, Laura Bush, and Secretary of State, Condoleezza
The Congresswoman attended the inauguration ceremo-
ny and the reception which followed, giving her a chance to
speak with -14 different African Presidents and numerous
Organization of African Unity (OAU) diplomats and strate-
Upon arrival, Congresswoman Brown was greeted with
a grand reception by the U.S. Ambassador to Liberia, Donald
E. Booth, and escorted by the United States' African'
Regional Navy Commander. She was also given a beautiful
quilt depicting an African village, which was put together by
a group of African women.
Moreover, the Congresswoman met with Dr. James
Graham, ofMt. Pleasant Baptist Church (Washington, D.C.),
Troy Cromwell, and Dr. Lincoln Brownell, of the Liberian
Baptist Theological Seminary, to discuss their church's par-
ticipation in textbook donations to schools throughout
Liberia. To date, they ha\ e donated o\ er 250,000 textbooks,
and are hoping to find other community partners to donate
Congresswoman Brown has been intrinsically involved
in African affairs and in promoting greater U.S. --Africa
relations since being elected to Congress in 1993. Liberia's
incoming president contacted Congresswoman Brown per-
sonally in fact when they met together in Washington last
December and spoke numerous times by phone.
Congresswoman Brown was a c hie f sponsor and promoter of
the African Growth and Opportunity Act, which has spurred
economic interaction and increased trade between the
African continent and The United States.
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The Congresswoman has also traveled frequently to
Africa, and just last May served as an elections observer dur-
ing the Togolese elections.
Congresswoman Brown has also worked on behalf of
Liberian political refugees domestically, and in conjunction
with Rep. Patrick Kennedy, has fought year after year to con-
vince the Department of State to allow the thousands of
Liberian refugees currently in the United States to be grant-
ed permanent residency.
Ms. Johnson-Sirleaf's rise to the Presidency was a diffi-
cult one. During the 1980s she was imprisoned for question-
ing the regime of Samuel Doe.
Later, she supported Charles Taylor's rebellion until she
split with Taylor and later found herself charged with treason
after he became president. She twice went into exile.
Then, in 1997, she finished in second to Mr Taylor in the
presidential elections. "To me, Ms Johnson-Sirleafs nick-
name, the iron lady, really says it all, it captures the essence
of her determination, perseverance, and drive. Certainly, it
would have been much easier for her to have left politics
years ago, yet she never gave up. Moreover, her experience
in international finance, dating back from her position as
Minister of Finance in the 1970s, to Africa director at the
United Nations. Development Programme, will help her to
serve as a tremendous attribute towards the future of the
rebuilding of Liberia's shattered economy. I was more than
'honored to be able to attend this event, and I hope to work
with Ms. Johnson-Sirleaf in the future to build bridges with
the Untied States, assist the country to improve its infrastruc-
ture, and better the lives of the Liberian people," said
Congresswoman Corrine Brown.
JAA Completes Upgrades To Courtesy Waiting Lot
13, 2006 The Jacksonville
Aviation Authority has com-
pleted major upgrades to the
free courtesy waiting lot at
Airport, paving the way for
more efficient pickups of
The 160 space courtesy
lot, located adjacent to the
Building, now features a
large-screen monitor that
shows real-time flight infor-
mation supplied by the air-
lines, security lighting and
access to a public restroom
just inside the west entrance
of the administration build-
"Our board initiated this
project with the intent of
enhancing customer conven-
ience when picking up pas-
sengers at JIA. Instead of
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When arriving at JIA to
meet an incoming plane,
drivers can wait in the free
courtesy waiting lot until the
flight information screen
indicates that a particular
flight is "ready for pickup."
The driver then proceeds to
the arriving flights curb to
meet the passenger.
The JAA also announced
that the 30-minute grace
period in the airport's hourly
garage is being discontinued
as of March 1.
"We believe that upgrad-
ing the free courtesy waiting
lot for passenger pickup bet-
ter serves the community's
needs and balances our
financial responsibilities at
the same time," Stewart said
of the elimination of the 30-
minute grace period.
In addition, there's
another new service for JIA
customers using our parking
The new credit card
in/out system is the fastest
way to process parking fees.
Instead of pulling a ticket at
the entrance to a parking
facility, the customer can
swipe a credit card to gain
When they are ready to
leave, they go to a credit
card exit lane, swipe the
same credit card they used to
enter the facility, get their
receipt, and drive on.
Aviation Authority was
established in 2001 by the
Florida legislature to operate
Airport and the city's three
general aviation airports -
Craig, Herlong and Cecil
The authority is gov-
erned by a seven-member
International Airport fund-
ed through user fees and not
local taxes serves nearly
six million passengers annu-
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Problem of feral cats affects everyone, homes and health
You've probably seen them, most likely at night. There may even be some living
near your house or behind your local grocery store. The presence of feral cats is a
problem affecting everyone, including the cats.
Dr. Margaret Slater, a veterinarian in the College of Veterinary Medicine and
Biomedical Sciences at Texas A&M University, has been passionate about feral cats
for many years. She has been involved with Aggie Feral Cat Alliance of Texas, a vol-
unteer group devoted to controlling the feral cat population on campus, since it start-
ed seven years ago. "A feral cat is a cat that is too unsocialized or afraid of people to
be placed in a typical pet home," Slater said. "Their sociability is not only influenced
by where they live, but it can change quite a lot. With great patience and time, a cat
can go from being feral for the first three years of his life to being a perfectly friend-
ly lap cat."
The amount of feral cats in an area depends on food, shelter and environment,
Slater said. "We tend to see larger numbers of feral cats in the South because they
don't have to deal with the winter," she notes. "A cat in the South can produce as
many as three litters of kittens a year if there is enough food."
Both animal lovers and non-animal lovers are affected by the overpopulation of
feral cats. "One thing people don't realize is this is a community problem," Slater
says. "The biggest thing people can do to help is to make sure their own cats have
identification (collar, microchip or tattoo) and to spay or neuter their pets," Slater
said. "Another way people can help is to work with shelters to help get these cats
Most people's reaction when they see a stray cat is to feed them, says Slater. "By
feeding a feral cat that is not spayed or neutered, he or she will be able to make more
kittens in your area. What we are trying to do is turn off the source and get these cats
If you're feeding a cat and want to get it- neutered, be careful because feral cats
can be aggressive when scared, says Slater. "In this part of the country we have con-
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Once a feral cat is neutered or spayed, Slater recommends that the cat should be
identified. "The universal symbol of a neutered feral cat is an ear tip," she says. Not
only does a neutered cat help control the population, the cat's health usually
improves, she adds.
AFCAT has succeeded in controlling the feral cat population on campus in the last
seven years through the trap, neuter and return process. "We have about 15 to 20
feeding stations and Nestle Purina donates the food," Slater said. This program not
only benefits the cats on campus but the students as well. "All of the health care is
done by senior veterinary students with help from faculty members, so it is both a
university program and a teaching program," Slater said.
There are lots of cats out there that need our help and in some cases, a home.
Slater recommends visiting the Alley Cat Allies Web site at www.alleycat.org for
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Military Sealift Command Seeks Civilians For Seagoing
Careers; Hiring Event To Take Place In Jacksonville
Command will be hosting a
targeted job fair February 23
at the Jacksonville Hilton
Riverfront Hotel in
At the event, known as
MSC SeaFarer Day, anyone
interested in a Federal, civil-
service seagoing career can
learn about Military Sealift
Command (MSC) and the
competitive pay, outstanding
benefits and career advance-
ment opportunities it offers.
Command is actively look-
ing for experienced
mariners, departing military
personnel or individuals
with maritime experience to
fill positions onboard its
growing fleet of ships. MSC
is seeking to fill the follow-
ing positions in upcoming
*3rd Assistant Engineer
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Requirements for these
positions include possessing
a current U.S. Coast Guard
Document with the appro-
priate endorsements and
documented at-sea experi-
ence. Job announcements
with position-specific quali-
fications are available online
MSC SeaFarer Day will
be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Attendees will have the
opportunity to hear brief
presentations on Military
Sealift Command and dis-
.A-rouiince'Ientl. meetingiS. happentiizgs., iand coliiulnin'l
events scheithled in JLacksornille iandi the s'rround'Iinlg are
ANNUAL HERITAGE BREAKFAST-The First Coast
African American Chamber of Commerce. Inc. \\ill host
the 8th Annual Heritage Breakfast at 7:30 p.m. on
February 24 at the Radisson Riverwvalk. 1515 Prudential Dr
For ticket and booth information call 358-9090.
WOMEN IN BUSINESS A\WARDS-The Chamber's
Professional Women's Council is co-sponsoring with the
Women Business Owners of North Florida and the
Jacksonville Business Journal the 20th Annual
2006 Women in Business Awards Luncheon. The elent
\\ill recognize and honor individuals \who epitomize suc-
cess in the business \vorld. The event recognizes indi\ idu-
als in a number of categories, such as entrepreneurs, fran-
chisees. corporate leaders and pioneers in the business
community. Activities begin at 10 a.m. and continue until
1:30 p.m. on March 29 at WJCT. For more information
about individual seats, nominations, sponsorships, adver-
tising. tradesho\\ participation and registration. visit
,WAKAGUZA FORUM-On Thursday February 23 .2006
from "':00 pm until 9:00 pm. in the Assessment Bldg.on
campus Ed\\ard Waters College's Wakaguza Forum pres-
ents Folkorist. Dr.Joseph Mbele, Literature Professor.
St.Olaf's College. Mn. Dr.Mbele \will speak on Pan-
Africanism Revisited:Examing America's African
Diaspora." This dynamic event is free and open to the
general public. If you need more information contact
Wakaguza Forum Director. Professor Baruti Katembo 904-
BLACK HISTORY MONTH ACTIVITIES AT SAN-
DALWOOD- Sandalwood High School's Black HistorN
Month activities include \\eekl guest speakers on Black
History topics, a live "%\ax musetun" presentation, a dis-
play of Black history artifacts. weekly lunch-and-learn
mo\ ies, a decorating contest, a flag decorating contest, and
a daily tri\ ia e\ent. The culminating activity \\ ill be a stu-
dent talent show at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday. February 28. in
the auditorium. The school is located at 2750 John Prom
Boulevard. (Aletha Ruffin. Assistant Principal, or Rionda
Motley. Vice Principal. 646-5100)
PAGEANT MEETING-The 2006 Miss Teen Christian
Pageant will hold its second interest meeting. Saturday,
February 11 at the Regency Branch Library 9900 Regency
Sq. Blvd. The Time is from I 1:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Teen
girls (ages 15-19) and their parents are welcome to come
out and find out more about this great opportunity. For
more information call his. Johnson at 241-9529.
UNDERGROUND READING ROOM READY FOR
READERS-The regular hours of operation for the reading
room at Karpeles Manuscript Librarn Museum are 11:30
a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday. Thursday and Saturday. A spe-
cial collection of books, historic docunients and exhibits
featuring Ci\ il War period costumes and other memorabil-
ia \will be available for iew\ing by the public throughout
2006. Visitors will be able to educate themselves on a
variety of historical and literary topics in a relaxed anc
unique setting. The reading Room will host activities
through February in honor of Black Histon Month.
Materials chronicling the African-American experience
(locally and nationally) \\ill be on display and for perusal
bN the public. For more information contact Linda Harper
at (904) 333-6883 or the Karpeles Museum at (904) 356-
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one-on-one with MSC
You must be a U.S. citi-
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employment with MSC.
Each applicant should
Mayo Clinic is conducting a
research study to improve
the quality of life of men
who have prostate cancer
with rising prostate-specific
antigen (PSA) levels.
Although survival rates
for men with localized
prostate cancer are high,
past research has shown that
many. prostate cancer sur-
vivors experience clinically
significant increases in
stress and decreases in their
quality of life.
Steven Ames. Ph.D., is
bring a current resume, and
any or all of the following, if
Mariner's Document, U.S.
Passport, and DD-214 (if
the principal investigator of
the three-year, $225,000
research study funded by the
The goal of the study is
to evaluate the needs of this
group of men and to develop
a new intervention designed
to improve their quality of
"While the focus of the
medical community general-.
ly lies in managing the phys-
'ical disease," Ames says,
"there are psychological and
emotional aspects that often-
Command is the ocean
transportation provider for
the Department of Defense
with the responsibility of
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all military forces overseas.
times get overlooked."
In the first phase of the
research study, Ames and his
colleagues identified issues
that negatively impact
prostate cancer patients'
quality of life. In this second
phase, they will evaluate the
intervention program for its
Areas to address include
diet, exercise, mood man-
agement, social relation-
ships and medical issues
pertaining to prostate cancer.
Men participating in this
research study must be free
For more information, visit
from cancer in other areas of
their body. In addition, they
must be willing to attend
eight weekly visits, then
four return visits over six
they must also be com-
fortable in a group setting.
Participating is free of
charge, and men will receive
payment for participating.
Those who would like to
volunteer or receive further
information about this study
may call the Clinical Studies
Unit at Mayo Clinic at (904)
Hoop It Up 30n3 Basketball Heads To Jacksonville
Hoop It Up, the largest 3on3 basketball tour in the world, brings top-notch competition and fun to your neighborhood.
Together with 92.7 The Beat, McDonald?s, Coca-Cola and POWERade, Hoop It
Up will host its 3on3 basketball tournament on Saturday and Sunday, March 4-
5, 2006, at Jacksonville Landing, located at 2 Independent Dr.from 9:00 a.m. to
'5:00 p.m. both days. National sponsors include BIC USA Inc. and Spalding.
*Each team will showcase their talent during pool play on Saturday and poten-
S- tially qualify to compete for first, second and third place prizes on Sunday. First
vi through fourth place teams in each division qualify to participate in the Hoop It
Up World Championships. This eventful weekend includes a Slam Dunk Contest
A .and other festivities in which all players receive the opportunity to show off their
creativity and high-flying skills.
"Hoop It Up's organized
streetball-style competition 1& ,
creates an environment where
players engage in quality, reli- .'
able and well organized com- N.A
petition as spectators experi- ":"
ence entertainment and
excitement both on and off
the court," said Kurt
Holtschlag, national Hoop -It
Up director.' "Hoop It Up is
the only event of its kind that
offers athletes the opportunity
to compete at a national
To register and for more
information, including the
complete 2006 Hoop It Up
schedule, visit .
www.HoopItUp.com. The in
ad pte om The A scene from a previous Hoop It Up competition held at the Jacksonville Landing.
deadline to register is
Monday, February*27, 2006, at 5:00 p.m. (EST).
Team Championships International (?TCI?) is the world?s most comprehensive and broadly-based provider in the partic-
ipatory sports sector, with a leadership team that has produced more than 1,500 events since 1989. Home to Hoop It Up,
Kick-It and Let It Fly, which host more than one million competitors and spectators throughout the annual season, TCI has
positioned itself not only as a provider but also as a catalyst for the active lifestyle.
The Leesburg DM7 team will be there to defend its title as one of the top ranked teams in Florida. Most recently, Leesburg
DM7 took 2nd place in the Top Gun division at the 2005 Hoop It Up National Championships in Orlando
The team has been playing in Hoop It Up events since 1995 and has traveled all over Florida (Miami, Tampa, Orlando,
Jacksonville), as well as Georgia to participate in these events. The team credits their success to the support of their spon-
sor, DM7 (a cattle company), which is a family-owned business that has sponsored their team from its inception. DM7?s
team captain, Colt McDowell stated that "living in a small town, there's not a lot of competition, and Hoop It Up provided
us an opportunity to play against competitors from all over the country." Colt added that although his entire team has since
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Competing At 2006
NBA Stars Are Ready For All Star Game;
Starters Determined By Fan Votes
The U.S. Olympic
team, with 211 members,
has at least 23 minority
athletes competing in the
Winter Games games in
Tprino, Itlay, more than
double the number of
minority athletes in Salt
Lake City and four times
as ranN \\ho competed in
the Nagano, Japan and
games. held in 1998 and
The U.S. team
Americans, and Japanese
Americans who are among
the best in their sports,
including short track
speedskater Apolo Anton
Ohno and long track
speedskater Derek Parra.
Six athletes of African
descent competing in such
sports as long track speed
skating, bobsled and fig-
ure skating among them
are Vonetta Flowers,
Shani, Davis, and Aaron
Bon Februari 19, 2002
Vonetta- Flowers became.
the first African \American
\b'men to win a Gold
Medal in any Winter
Olympic sport. She was
also the first American
woman to win a gold
medal in bobsleigh.
Vonetta, the brakeperson
and her partner, Jill
Bakken, won the gold
medal in the 2002 Winter
Olympics in Park City,
Utah. She lives in Helena,
Alabama with her hus-
band, Johnny Flowers. She
was all American track and
field athlete seven times.
She coaches track and
field athletes at the
University of Alabama at
Davis won't participate in
team pursuit, dealing a
severe blow to the United
States' hopes of winning a
medal in the new Olympic
Davis: said Saturday
that he wants to focus on
his individual races. He
finished seventh in the
5,000 meters on the first
day of competition.
The pursuit was held
Wednesday and Thursda).
Davis will compete,in the
1.000 on February 18,
where he will be a strong
favorite for a gold medal.
Davis is the first black
to make a U.S. Olympic
speedskating team. He
qualified for the 2002 Salt
Lake City Games in short
track, but did not skate.
He barely missed
becoming the first skater
to make Olympic teams in
both short and long track
Aaron Parchem is the
first black male figure
skater to represent the
United States finished with
a flourish. He and partner
Marcy Hinzmann finished
twelfth, but their jubilant
and clean free skate put
smiles on everyone's face.
Ted Monachino Is Jaguars' New
Assistant Defensive Line Coach
The Jacksonville Jaguars have hired
Ted Monachino has been as an assistant
defensive line coach by. the Jackconville
Jaguars. Monachino replaces Todd
Howard, who was named defensive line
coach at UCLA following three seasons
with the Jags.
Monachino The 39-year-old Monachino spent the
past five seasons as the defensive line coach at Arizoria State.
Before that, he served as an assistant coach at Texas
Christian (1996-9S), James Madison (1998-99), Southwest
Missouri State (1999-2000) and Boise State (2000).
Monaclino's defensive line has experienced enormous
success in each of his four years at ASU. In 2004, the defen-
sive line combined to collect 15.5 sacks' and sophomores
Jordan Hill and Kyle Caldwell led the team with seven each.
Senior Jimmy Verdon earned honors as the team's Most
Valuable Defensive Lineman for the second straight year
with 8.5 tackles for a loss. Verdon was a second-team All-
Pac-10 selection and was taken by the New Orleans Saints in
the seventh round of the NFL Draft. Monachino also over-
saw the development of Ishmael Thrower, who finished his
senior season ranked third on the team with 10.5 tackles for
The reserves for the
Western Conference include
Ray Allen of Seattle, Elton
Brand of the Clippers,
Minnesota's Kevin Garnett,
Memphis' Pau Gasol,
Phoenix' Shawn Marion,
Dirk Nowitzki of the
Mavericks and Tony Parker
of the Spurs.
The starters were deter-
mined by the fans' votes,
while the 30 head coaches in
the NBA voted for the
reserves in their respective
conferences after the start-
ing players for each squad
Tthe 55th NBA All-Star
Game, which will be played
on Sunday, February 19th at
the Toyota Center in
The Eastern Conference
starting lineup consisted of
Miami's Shaquille O'Neal at
center, Cleveland's LeBron
James and Indiana's
Jermaine O'Neal at forward
and Philadelphia's Allen
Iverson and Dwyane Wade
of the Heat at guard.
The East squad also
consists of are Paul Pierce
of the Celtics,- Detroit's
Ben Wallace, Rasheed
Wallace, Chauncey Billups
and Richard Hamilton,
New Jersey's Vince Carter
and Chris Bosh of the
Jermaine O'Neal is side-
lined with a groin injury and
has been replaced on the ros-
ter by Washington's Gilbert
Arenas. Head coach Flip
Saunders will decide x which
player will replace the
Indiana forward in the start-
The Western Conference
is scheduled to start with
Houston's Yao Ming at cen-
ter, Tim Duncan of the Spurs
and Tracy McGrady of the
Rockets at forwards and the
Lakers' Kobe Bryant and
Steve Nash of the Suns at
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TEEN-AGE DAUGHTER DEFY FATHER--A JSO officer
was called to a residence on Greenfern Lane in reference to a
domestic dispute. Upon arrival, the officer met with the moth-
er who advised that her husband and their 16-year-old daugh-
ter were having a dispute. The officer talked with the father
who advised that his daughter was told not to attend track prac-
tice due to an incident that occurred about three days before.
He said that the daughter went to track practice anyway and
when she arrived home, she went straight to her room without
greeting her parents. The father therefore approached her and
asked where she had been. She told him that she went to track
practice. He said, "Didn't I tell you to come home?" The
daughter replied, "You told me to do whatever I want to do."
The father said, "No, I didn't say that. He further advised her
that she could not go to track the next day.
According to all, the argument became louder and the daugh-
ter began to sound more disrespectful and rude towards her
father. She told him that she was going to track practice. Both
father and daughter continued back forth and then the daughter
told him that she had told her teacher, coaches and the police
(school resource officer) that she expected him to "come up to
the school and act like a fool." She said they told her that if he
came up to the track field and acted a fool and hit her, they
would call the police and put him in jail. The father response
was, "Well, if that's the case you get your things and go with
the people who told you that."
The girl went to her room and started packing her belongings.
The father approached her and advised her that the suitcase did
not belong to her. At that time, the daughter jumped up into her
father's face and stated, "this ain't your house, this is. momma's
house." The father yelled, "No, this is your momma's and my
house, and you are going to do what I say." At that time, the
daughter continued to- get into her father's face (as close as
nose to nose) yelling, spitting, and being disrespectful.
At that point, the father slapped her and she slapped him back.
The father slapped her a second time and the daughter made a
move to hit her father with a closed fist but he grabbed her in
a manner to control her. She continued to kick, swing with a
closed fist, and yelling get off. The father continued to control
his daughter and tried to spank her but the daughter went into
a violent rage. At that point, the father grabbed her in a man-
ner to pull her back into her room so he could shut the door. He
advised that the red mark in her face had probably occurred
when she went into the violent rage. He felt she may have hit
her head on the floor, wall, or hall door.
During the incident, the mother contacted the police. The
daughter and father gave the same account and the mother
advised that she did not see the physical part of the disagree-
ment but did hear it.
The mother was advised'of vine procedures and received a sig-
nature form without a pin number. The child abuse hot line
was contacted. No arrest.was made.
WOMAN ACCUSED OF BEING WITH BOSS -- An offi-
cer was dispatched to Gilmore Street because of a domestic
battery. The victim stated that she and the suspect live togeth-
er and have three small children together.
The victim stated that her boss called her on her cell phone that
morning and the suspect became upset and accused her of hav-
ing a relationship with her boss. The victim said the suspect
called her.boss back, questioning him about why he was call-
ing her on her cell. After the suspect hung up the phone, he
began slapping the victim and pulling her hair. The victim said
that the suspect slapped her three times on the left side of her
face and poked her in the head with his index finger.
There was a small scratch on the right side of the victim's face.
The victim advised that all of this occurred in the bedroom in
front of their children. She stated that the children cried dur-
ing the incident.
The four year old continued to cry and advised the officer that
the suspect had hit the mother.
The case was cleared by an arrest.
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Michigan Man S
W BATTLE CREEK, Mich.
-_ A man who pleaded no
-. contest to a sodomy charge
-_ involving a sheep says he
should not have to register
as a sex offender.
Jeffrey S. Haynes said
S the state registry is intended
to keep track of people who
have committed crimes
But Calhoun County
Circuit Court Judge Conrad
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is released from prison, he
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S Public Sex Offender
S Haynes, 42, of Battle
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years in prison. He entered
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*o 4s should be ordered to register
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S Bible adults.
Haynes said he is not a
violent person and would
._ not assault children.
The prosecutor is being
S real hard on me for what I
.. .. did," he said. "But I should
et not be treated as a child
Police said Haynes'had
S.. sex with a sheep at a
Bedford Township farm on
Jan. 26, 2005. The animal's
sentencedd In Sheep Abuse Case
owner caught him on the material.
property and the sheep was Haynes has prior convic-
found injured, tions for burglary, home
Haynes was arrested in
June after a DNA sample
taken from the animal
matched Haynes' genetic
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publishing, and was on
parole for burglary at the
time of the sex crime.
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ST. JOHNS RIVER WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
The Governing Board of the District requests that interested parties respond to
the solicitation below by 5:00 p.m., February 28, 2006. Further information is
available through DemandStar by Onvia at www.demandstar.com [(800) 711-
1712], or the District's website at www.sjrwmd.com. Solicitation packages may
be obtained from DemandStar by Onvia or the District by calling Carol Taylor
Miller, CPPB, Contracts Administrator at (386) 329-4170.
REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS NUMBER SJ333RA
PROJECT MANAGEMENT SERVICES TO SUPPORT THE FLORIDA WATER
PROTECTION AND SUSTAINABILITY PROGRAM
The District requires the services of a project manager to assist with the imple-
mentation of the Florida Water Protection and Sustainability Program and work
in cooperation with local governments and water suppliers. Qualified firms or
individuals shall have qualifications and experience in public water supply,
alternative water supply, water supply utilities, project planning and manage-
ment, peer review, and review of work products of alternative water supply proj-
The estimated budget for the first term of this project ending September 30,
2006, is $100,000.
District staff will meet at District headquarters at 11:00 a.m., March 8, 2006, to
evaluate and rank Letters of Interest. The evaluation committee may request
that some or all respondents make an oral presentation in advance of finalizing
the rankings. If requested, oral presentations will be made at the District's
headquarters on March 17, 2006. Respondents selected for oral presentations
will be notified in advance of the presentation date. Staffs recommendation will
be presented to the Governing Board at its April 11, 2006, meeting.
Special accommodations for disabilities may be requested through Carol Taylor
Miller, CPPB, Contracts Administrator or by calling (386) 329-4450 (TDD), at
least five (5) business days before the date needed.
INVITATION TO SUBMIT RESPONSES TO THE ST. JOHNS RIVER WATER MAN-
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the solicitation below by 2:00 p.m.,,Wednesday, March 15, 2006. Further infor-
mation is available through DemandStar by Onvia at www.demandstar.com
[(800) 711-1712], or the District's website at www.sjrwmd.com. Bid packages
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modifications; replacement of HVAC equipment; addition of building automa-
The estimated budget for this project is $445,000.00.
A MANDATORY Pre-Bid Conference is scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Thursday,
March 2, 2006, District Headquarters, 4049 Reid Street, Palatka, Florida 32177
The pre-bid conference is intended to provide bidders the opportunity to
receive clarification 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 Governing Board at its April 11,
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J. Dilla Succumbs To Lupus
Highly respected music pro-
ducer and hip-hop artist J Dilla
died last Friday, February 10 in
Los Angeles. His death was not a
result of tragic violence, nor was it
a self-inflicted demise. J Dilla's
death was caused by the autoim-
mune disease lupus.
Dilla. born James Yancey,
worked with such artists as
Common, A Tribe Called Quest,
Q-Tip, Erykah Badu, and The
Roots. Born and raised in Detroit,
Yancey was a founding member
of Slum Village in the late 1990s,
performing under the name Jay
Dee. He left after the trio's suc-
cessful first album to pursue a solo
career. Pharell Williams of the
Neptunes said that Dilla was his
He released his first solo
album last Tuesday. It had partly
been recorded in hospital. A
memorial concert is being planned
by organizers Q-Tip and
His untimely death at age 32
serves as an important opportunity
to highlight the impact of lupus on
the African American community.
More than 1.5 million Americans
suffer from lupus, and African
Americans are 2-3 times more
likely to develop the disease than
Lupus is a serious health
threat. While skin rashes and joint
pain are among its many symp-
toms, lupus can lead to heart
attack, stroke, kidney failure and
death. Sadly, J Dilla survived only
3 years past his diagnosis.
Lupus is widespread, yet
awareness and accurate knowl-
edge about it lag behind many
other illnesses. For more informa-
tion on the disease visit:
BET's Celebration Syndicated C ntnt
of Gospel Airs
T h u r s d a y, Available from Commercial News Providers"
BET broadcasts "The
"Celebration of Gospel held
January 28 in Los Angeles and
hosted by Steve Harvey on
The show will feature out-
standing performances by gospel
greats such as Pastor Shirley
Caesar, Mary Mary, Kirk Franklin
and Donnie McClurkin.
"This year was one of the
best," explains longtime COG
host and comedian Steve Harvey.
"Stevie Wonder performed,
Tyrese performed, Anthony
Hamilton performed, Kelly Price
performed, people we don't nor-
mally see in the gospel setting.
The majority of these people
started in the church so they
should be welcomed when they
The show featured collabora-
tions with Kirk Franklirn featuring
Stevie Wonder, Martha Munizzi
featuring Sheila E., Kelly Price
featuring Bishop Paul Morton and
a star-studded surprise tribute for
Dr. Bobby Jones.
"We live this music," says
Tina Atkins of the gospel sister
duo Mary Mary. "It's not just
something to do to entertain folks,
we love it. We believe in'it and its
just fun to be able to do this show.
We look forward to it every year."
The show, which was recorded
at the historic Wilshire Ebell
Theatre in Los Angeles.
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John Legend To Perform At 14th Annual Elton John AIDS
Foundation After Party To Celebrate The Academy Awards
Grammy Award win-
ning artist John Legend
will perform at the 14th
Annual Elton John AIDS
Foundation After-Party on
Sunday, March 5th, 2006
at the Pacific Design
Center in Los Angeles.
The event will be Co-
Hosted by Sir Elton 'John
and David Furnish. The
soulful Legend will per-
form songs from his Sony
Music album Get Lifted.
John Legend hit the
music scene in 2004 with
the release of his major
label debut album "Get
Lifted." The album, which
fuses the flavor of hip-hop
with the smooth sound of
classical soul, went plat-
inum in 2005, selling over
2.3 million records world-
wide. Legend was recently
nominated for eight
Grammy Awards and took
home three. Grammy's
including the award for
"Best New Artist."
"I have been a huge fan
of John's since I first heard
his album 'Get Lifted',"
says Sir Elton John. "I am
so thrilled that he won
three Grammy's last week
and even more thrilled that
he will be playing at our
From childhood John
Legend felt a calling to
music and remembers
music always being-a cen-
tral part of his life. Legend
learned to play the piano
early on and was playing
in the church choir by the
time he was nine.
Realizing his talent,
Legend used his gift to
help him through college
by winning scholarships
that would help pay for his
education. He attended
Pennsylvania as an
English major and spent
his free time writing and
recording music with his a
Greater 2nd Mount Olive
Missionary Baptist Church
Heritage Christian Center
Jesus People Ministries
Masters Touch Ministries
Mt Olive Baptist Church
New Birth Cathedral
Word of Faith Family Christian
World Changers International
Bishop Wiley Jackson
Pastor Lorenzo Heard
Pastors James &
Bishop Isaiah Williams
STATE AIR DAYfTIME
GA Sun 7:30a
GA Sun 3:00a
Jacksonville FL Wed'- 5a
Dr. Patricia Bailey Alpharetta GA Sun 6:30a
Bishop Mack King Carter
Ft. Lauderdale FL
Eirup EIIddl L,.r,,. Lithonia GA Mon-7:00a
MIn. Carol Hunter Cuiei.- Pari GA Sun-6:OOa
Pastor Dale Bronner East Point
Dr. Creflo Dollar
College Park GA M-F & Sun 5:30a
WEEK OF 02/11/06
9 a.m., "B Smith Style"
10 a.m., "Boston Public"
12 noon, "Showtime at
5 p.m. 7 p.m., "227" &
7 p.m., "Good Times"
7:30 p.m. & 10 p.m.,
7 a.m. "Sweating in the
Spirit" Get fit with
11 a.m. "Patti Labelle"
*Saturday, 2/18, 1 p.m.,
Cornbread, Earl and Me -
Movie (1975) with Moses
Gunn, Bernie Casey,
Rosalind Cash, Madge
*Sunday, 2/19,-9 p.m. -
Crooklyn -Movie (1994)
starring Alfre Woodard,
Delroy Lindo. Directed
by Spike Lee.
*Monday, 2/20, 8 p.m. &
Documentary look at post
Civil War Black cavalry
that helped conquer the
*Tuesday, 2/21, 2 .p.m.
The John H. Johnson
Roundtree narrates this
profile of Ebony/Jet pub-
lisher John H. Johnson
and the magazines' 60
Black Family Channel
Monday Saturday, 5
a.m. 8 a.m. & Sunday 5
a.m. 3 p.m., "M-Power
Ministry" Your daily
dose of power and praise.
Some of the world's most
dynamic ministers bring
forth the word with bold-
ness including Heritage
Christian Center Pastors
James & Teressa White of
8:00 p.m., "Inside
8:30 p.m., "Pilot Central"
- This is your opportunity
to judge the next TV hit!
.Which comedy, sitcom,
drama or short film will
make the cut? "Pilot
Central" is a new half
hour series that samples
and showcases new pro-
9:00 p.m., "BFC All
9:30 p.m., "Spoken" -
Check out an emerging
generation of the most
prolific poets, spoken:
word artists and lyricists.
10:00 p.m., nContrast A
tainment and lifestyle
Monday, 8 p.m.,
BET's Hit Series "College Hill" Premiers
Third Season in March
Hill" returns for a third
blockbuster season at
Virginia State University
with a fresh new look and
even more drama than the
previous two seasons.
While exploring the
familiar themes of the
black college experience
and boy/girl relationships,
the new cast of Season 3
turns up the heat.
Tempers fly, tears flow,
and secrets are revealed as
eight college students
struggle to live under one
roof. From the cama-
raderie of Homecomidm
celebrations and sexy hot
tub scenes, to break-ups
and an emotional visit to
Rosa Parks' funeral emo-
tions and conflicts are at
an all-time high.
From classroom to. chaos,
the network's cameras are
there 24/7 to catch all of
The Cast of "College Hill" season three.
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News continued from D-5
after each night's awards
ceremony. The free shows
take place in Piazza
Castello, a courtyard
directly in front of the
city's Royal Palace.
Houston's set is scheduled
-fer Sunday, February 19.
Houston and hubby's
child Bobbi Kristina, 14,
as well as two of Bobby
Brown's other kids have
been identified via their
profiles on the highly pop-
ular social networking
Web site, Myspace.com.
The site has been in the
spotlight recently due to
the rape and murder of a
teenage girl who was lured
by an adult male on the
site. The couple's children
posted lewd, profane and
obscene comments as well
as very suggestive photos
of themselves. Bobbi
Kristina's page has been
blocked due to her age.
daughter, LaPrincia lists
her favorite alcoholic bev-
erage as Smiroff raspber-
ry vodka. She also con-
fesses to streaking, kissing
a girl and skinny-dipping.
Jr. boasts on his
myspace.com profile: "i
can read but i choose not
P. Diddy's Kids Also
Not to be outdone,
Sean "P. Diddy" Combs
children also have profiles
on Myspace.com. His 11-
year-old son, Justin
(screen name: "microdid-
dy") lists his favorite rap-
per: 50 Cent. He writes
that he likes "sports, girls,
football, girls, football,
and girls." What does he
do in his spare time? "i like
to chill wit my
peeps.....chill wit my fam."
Combs older son
Quincy, 14, lists Napoleon
Dynamite as his favorite
movie. But, he does not
like books which are
appears he doesn't like
Both kids claim their
income as "250,000 or
"Just Bid It" -- Michael
Jackson's Glove on eBay
famous white glove is
being auctioned on eBay -
with the starting price set
-at $250,000. The diamond
studded accessory, worn
onstage by the star during
the 1990s, was previously
part of Liza Minnelli's ex-
husband David Gest's pri-
vate collection, and is now
available to buy from a
Paris-based seller. The
online description reads;
"This is specifically a
glove to be worn in con-
cert as there are no stones
on the palm side, so hold-
ing the microphone and
manipulating the fedora
hat is easier. On the back-
side of the glove are hun-:
dreds of rhinestones indi'
vidually sewn on. This
glove is a significant piece
of pop history."
Potential buyers are
warned the piece is not in
"The palm side is visu-
ally stained through use."
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Future Leaders Of Tonmorrow
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Central C.M.E. Church's Board of Christian Education will celebrate its 60th Anniversary in a unique way.
During the celebration beginning at 5:00 p.m. on February 19. the Board will present a Botillion showcas-
ing young men who are promising leaders of tomorrow. The young men are also being recognized for
their outstanding qualities of leadership, character, and other attributes of fine manhood. On the back
row from left are Jason Johnson, Rashad Dunbar. Kelvin Wilk, James Bradley, Kevin Cooper, John
Walker, III, and Nolan Love. From left on the second row are Zackary Davis and Tavarus Simon. Seated
from left are Gleen Wigham, Gideon Sandy. Orlando Palm, Rashad Stafford, and Masai Williams. Not
shown are Brinson Laster. Kenneth Holmes. and George Nairn. The public is invited to attend. Mariea
Devoe. Chairperson. John W. Walker. Jr.. Pastor.
Scholarship And Recognition Program
Available For 7 To 12 year Old Girls
.Appflications are nox\ being accepted for the (200o,
Pie-Teen Florida Scholarslhitp .& Recognitton Prograin to
be held Jul,. 2 1-23 at the Grand H\art Tampa Ba\ I hotel
The Pre-Teen America Scholarship and Recognition
Program recogin-izes and rewards hundreds of oulng
ladies nationwide with aln opportunity\ to become the
leaders of tonorro\\ and pro\ ides an axoenue in which
the. realize the\ can trul\ make a difference in the
Addit ilonall\ it piomoies hIigh moraIls. standards of
excellence, patriotisim. f.ello\\x l p. family \ values and
social de\ elopment.
At each of our state events. lt\ o ildiidual erepresen-
taiti\es are selected w\\ho pio\ e to be trul,, exceptional in
their indi idual age 'groups i" to ') and 10i to 1 2 based
on se\ cl e\ aluation categories,. inone of x ich are based
on outward appearance or phIsical attributes. The crit.e-
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ria utilized in Pre-Teen America are: Academic
A.chle\eement. Volunteer Ser\ ice to Communtmil
School Hionors and Acti\ities. Development of
Personal Skills and Abilities. General
Knowi ledgeabiliy. Comiunicati e Abilit.\ and (On-
Stage Ackno\\ ledgment of Accompl ishments.
In addition each participant is recognized and
presented am yards for their outstanding achievements
in academics, c0ommunr111 -serx ice. athletics. arts.
kno\\ ledgeabilit., creatxl itt. personal development.
co1111mmun1icatlions, and Imuch 1more
The school of each participant also receives a
Certificate of-\chie\ ement and letter notify ILng them
of their student's selection. participation and awards
received in order that the student is further recot'-
nized for their positi e accoImplishments.
\\ith all of the necati\e in today's world, the Pie-
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Young Ladies Introduced To Society
During Alpha Kappa Alpha's
2005 Silver Rose Debutante Coterie
EDITOR'S NOTE: This article was printed on
The entire story is being reprinted below.
the cover of Prep Rap dated February 11, 2006. It was not printed in its entirity.
Gamma Rho Omega's 2005 Silver Rose Debutante Coterie.
Gamma Rho Omega
Chapter of Alpha Kappa
Alpha Sorority, Inc.pre-
sented an atmosphere of
elegance and panache on
December 27, 2005 before
a gathering of nearly 300
at the Hyatt-Regency
Eleven beautiful young
ladies were introduced
into society during the
biennial Silver Rose
Presentation and Ball.
The 25th Supreme
Basileus Norma S. White
- and Gamma Rho Omega
Basileus Patricia H.
Mitchell, delivered greet-
ings. Each debutante,
escorted by her father, was
presented with a single
long stem silver rose. The
debutantes shared a first
dance with their fathers
and culminated the presen-
tation with an exchange to
their escorts for the
evening of dancing to the
music of a live band.
Scholarship. (Continued From Cover)
Teen America Scholarship
and Recognition Program
is striving to provide hope
by focusing on the excep-
tional strength that lies
within America's. youth.
We know that applauding
and recognizing these
young ladies will enhance
their self-worth and they
will rise to their utmost
Applications may be
submitted via the Pre-Teen
America Scholarship &
obtained by calling 225-
752-6015 or e-mailing
young ladies are always
welcome and may be pro-
vided by family, teachers,
Girl Scout leaders, coach-
es, dance instructors, etc.
A recommendation form
as well as an informational
video may be found on the
Since its inception in
1990, over 80,000 bright
and gifted young ladies
have participated nation-
wide and Pre-Teen
America has awarded
more than $925,000 in
Scholarships, and Awards.
In addition, over $300,000
has been donated to its
national charities, "Make-
A-Wish" Foundation and
Shriners' Hospitals for
Children headquartered in
This grand affair
marked the culmination of
the 2005 debutante season,
with activities consisting
of the Mother-Daughter
luncheon, workshops, vol-
unteer hours to community
agencies and participation
in a variety of social
affairs planned for the
debutantes. .Each activity
designed to make a memo-
rable impression and to
show the importance of
social graces and values.
The debutantes for the
evening were: Brandee
Marie Baker, *TiAndra
Elaine Bell, Kantrice
LaVaughn Davis, Yolanda
Michelle Duncan, Crystal
Denise Goff, Kendall
Tiffany Nicole Lewis,
Richardson, Kerry Elyssa
Gabrielle Standifer and
Stephanie Alicia White.
The Chairman and Co-
Chairman of the event
were Sorors JoAnn Mason
Buggs and Juliann
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Reading is 'Fun'damental! Congresswoman
Cynthia McKinney Participates In Scholastic Book Fair
An excited Congresswoman McKinney excited looks at gift presented by stu-
dents from Memorial Drive Presbyterian Community Children's Program. First
graders show her their fingerprints and names, while parent Rania Sanders and
MDPCCP director, Tonie Sanders looks on.
(Decatur, Ga.) "Ooh,
aah, ohhh," cheered excit-
ed children responding to
animated narrations from
McKinney as she read
through smart and funny
literature during her par-
ticipation at the Scholastic
Book Fair. Hosted by
( M D P C CP ),
McKinney visited the
childcare center recently.
"It is important that you
learn to be the best reader
that you can be, so you can
go anywhere you want to
go," said McKinney.
During her visit, chil-
dren sang songs to the
Congresswoman and pre-
sented a picture with their
fingerprints and names so
they could be remem-
Children laughed as a
parent volunteer, in the
form of a character called,
"Book Wizard", enter-
tained the school and its
The visit also included
a tour in which Tonie
Sanders, the school's
director showed the inno-
vative classroom spaces
and playgrounds furnished
Ms. Sanders also dis-
cussed exceptional teach-
ing methods that enable
children to academically
and socially excel. "These
children deserve to have
the same high quality child
care that others have.
We've been asked why
don't we leave this com-
munity, but I know this is
where we are supposed to
be...and we're not going
This weeklong book
fair designed to raise funds
for a media center. MDPC-
CP, a non-profit school
rich in diversity and full of
life, has served the DeKalb
community off Memorial
Drive since 1 ;96.
Sustaining itself through a
multitude of neighborhood
and social changes, the
fifty-plus program has
continued through staff
and parent dedication,
quality leadership, deter-
mination to survive, and
all fueled by love.
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