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APRIL 1, 2006-APRIL 7, 2006
For 2005 Murder
In January 2005
X .: v",':, Tyrone Beasley's
body was found
.- in a wooded area
near a roadside in
*,.: :. t. Camden County,
Alexander Delon Georgia., three
Jovan Gould Demetric James weeks after he
Suspect Suspect disappeared.
his 18th birthday
T r the day after his
Records to allow
s the Arlington
B o teenager's identi-
LeroyV. RashanTerran fiction to be
Benjamin Smith acknowledged.
Suspect Suspect acknowledged.
the murder is Alexander Jovan
Gould. 20. determined to be the
actual shooter It is suspected
that Gould shot Beaslen n the
head \ith a .22-caliber rifle.
Because they 'helped took
BeasleN's body .to Georgia,
Delon Demetric James, 24;
Dynetta Frances LeroN V. Benjamin, 19 and
Johns Rashan Terran Smith, 19, who
Suspect lives with Gould, are all charged
with accessory\ to a capital felony after the
2005 Murder contnedon.-1- -
Frank Morgan, Jr. Dies
In Tragic Accident,
By Marsha Dean Phelts
Frank Morgan, Jr.,
"A -. wwell known leading
American Beach and
Amelia Island Realtor
S, : died suddenly
Saturday night, March
25, 2006, as the result
S.of a collision. Morgan'
was a full-time resi-
dent in the communi-
ty; his family has
been major property
owners and caretakers
S of American Beach
Frank Morgan, Jr. for a half-century,
Mr. Morgan tipon
lea% ing a friend's home was offered'a ride due to the
darkness of the -hour, (8:00 p.m.) but turned it down
because he lived "just around the corner." Riding his
go-ped (motorized skateboard with- a handle) he lost
control'and o0'erturned in the curve on Julia Street
where it merged into the Julia/Parkway at the First
The fatalit\ occurred when Margaret Adams a resi-
dentof.Amelia Island Plantation, traveling west bound
on the Julia Parkway hit what she thought to be a piece
Tragic Accident continued on A-7
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VOL. 55 NO. 116
End Of Month Murders, Critical
Accidents And Arrests
Keith Lamar Johnson
-- One reader said, with
all the incidents that hap-
pened, in Jacksonville
these past few days, we
are cautiously waiting for
March to march right out.
But it is not all bad. We
are still cheering for the
Gators and are &pleased
Major Brown, III
about the arrests of Keith
Lamar Johnson, 25, the
final suspect charged in
the December 19, 2005
murder of the 11-year-old.
honor student. Damian
Hughes, along with
Kesario Johnson, Frank
Camn and Raymond
Lakes. all charged with
murder and carjacking.
Huluf Guangue Negusse
Major .Brown: III has
been arrested for the mul-
tiple shooting death of
Wade behind the
Apartments on March 13,
A roar of praises 'for
the officers and detec-
lives in Du\ial and Cla3
Dontay Terrell Liggins
Person of Interest
County for the recoveries
and arrests of 1:7, in
Operation Full Court
Press where 23 of 89
stolen firearms, were
Of those recovered.
one was used in a suicide:
three \ere found using
drug search warrants, five
Arrests coi.'iin;td lon A-, 7
Domestic Abuse- Is Death The Answer?
- When Shinita Harris, 24,
was murdered last week in.
Jacksonville, few knew of
the abuse she had really
When Mary Winkler.
32, was arrested last week
in Alabama after fleeing
from Tennessee because
she had murdered her
ter".husband, no one has
said how much abuse she
had suffered or what type.
But the one common
thing folks have heard Iis
that these were both very
good women, according to
family,.friends and other
church members. In. both
cases, the ladies were
thought to be very happy.
They were both church
Shinita was a member
of Northside Church of
Christ, Jacksonville and
Mary Winkler was a mem-
ber of the Fourth Street
Church of Christ, Selmer,
News In Brief
Duke University Suspends Lacrosse Team's Season
The President of Duke University suspended the rest o
the season for the men's nationally ranked lacrosse team fol-
lowing charges from a Black exotic dancer and student at
nearby historically Black North Carolina Central University
who said that several White members of the squad gang-
raped her while calling her racial slurs. All but one an
African American of the 47 members of the team were
asked to submit to DNA tests.
'Fresh From Florida' Teams Up With Publix
To Promote Exercise Events For Kids
As part of its ongoing campaign to promote healthy eat-
ing and exercise among young people, Spring Kids events
will be held throughout the state, April through October
2006. Obesity rates have doubled among children and
tripled among teenagers since 1980.
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Police records indicate
that Shiniti Harris had.
made contact with the
Office a number of times.
She was arrested one of
those times but her hus-
band was never arrested.
According to Shinlta's
Wainh\orth Harris was
thought to be 28 years of
.age, not the 41-years of
age as reported.
They were aware of his
verbal abuse, his stalking
and the sexual abuse.
However, they say that
when others were around,
Wainworth knew how to
show "his good" side.
He would not interact
\with Shinita's family and
would often ,leave\ the
close proximity of the
gathering and call her on
her cell phone for them to
leave the event.
After the report of
Shinita Harris' murder
Chappel Annual Tribute
Friends and family joined hands while praying for
strength in memory of Johnnie Mae Chappell, the-mother of
ten children, who was gunned down on Kings Road 42 ) ears
ago while she was searching for her lost purse. The four
white men who were in the car were searching for a black
person to kill during Jacksonville's race riots.
Founder Of SCLC Retires
One of the founders, of SCLC, along
,"" with Dr. Martin L. King, the Reverend
ia-..; Fred Shuttlesworth, retired Sunday as
pastor of the church he founded 40 years
ago. Rev. Shuttlesworth continued his
struggle and spent time in Jacksonville
encouraging people to vote during the
last presidential election. The minister is
Rev. Fr 84 years of age.
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Economic Trouble for the State of
Marc H. Morial
President and Chief Executive National Urban League
This week, the National
Urban League released its
premiere annual research
publication, the State of
Black America 2006 report
before a packed audience at
the National Press Club in
Washington, D.C. I wish I
could say that the news was
full of optimism and pep-
pered with tales of econom-
ic buoyancy that lifts all
boats along a rising financial
tide. But such is not the case,
especially for Black
America. Amidst the spin of
financial newsmakers and
analysts, we must tell the
truth. The State of Black
America is economically in
trouble and getting worse.
The State of Black
America 2006: The
Opportunity Compact report
was compiled and analyzed
against the, backdrop of one
of the most catastrophic
events to ever befall our
nation. Hurricanes Katrina
and Rita exposed in the
starkest and most depressing
terms, the race and class
gaps that represent our
national condition and facts
which previous State of
Black America reports have
In 2006, the fact that the
story is no better is a story in
itself. This year, the Equality
Index, a statistical measure-
ment of disparities or
"equality gaps" between
blacks and whites across
health, education, econom-
ics, social justice and civic
engagement, revealed that
the economic status of
African Americans is 56
percent that of White
Americans. Comparing fac-
tors such as income, unem-
ployment, home ownership,
business ownership, median
net worth, and poverty rates,
the economic status of
Blacks is one percent worse
than just a year ago.
Some would argue that
given the destruction and
poverty witnessed during
Katrina, we should not be
surprised. But given the
growing stock market index
with a national economic
rebound afoot, why is A
Black America not only lag-
ging behind, but losing
The cause is multifac-
eted. Some social commen-
tators argue that the problem
with African American eco-
nomic progress is both his-
torical and systematic in
nature. Others will profess
that it's social and endemic;
the fault of lost ambition and
Frankly, in Black
America, like any other non-
monolithic culture, it is a
combination of 'many fac-
tors. But, each year the
National Urban League's
State of Black America
report illuminates the real
facts and proposes solutions
to address the issues. The
fact is according to the State
of Black America's Equality
Index; the economic divide
that exists between Blacks
and Whites is twenty per-
cent wider than any other of
the five indices. For exam-
ple, the median net worth of
the average African
American family is ten
times less than the average
White family, ($6,166 ver-
sus $67,000 respectively).
This is largely due to the dif-
ference in home ownership,
home equity values and
income. Blacks own nearly
50 percent of their homes,
while Whites own over 70
percent of their homes. But
if you look inside the home
ownership and net worth
numbers, there is much
more to the story.
Blacks experienced over
twice as many home mort-
gage denials and home
improvement. loan denials
than Whites. Clearly, these
denial rates impact the abili-
ty to secure a home and
more importantly, the ability
to improve one's home
value over time. This fact
translates into a $42,800 gap
in Black versus White home
values. When comparing
income status, Black men
earn 70, percent of the
income that White men earn
with the. same level of edu-
cation, creating an average
income gap of $16,876 per
year. Black women with the
same level of education earn
83 percent of the income
that White women earn or
$6,370 less each year.
What can be done?
As part of the State of
Black America Report's
Opportunity Compact, the
National Urban League has
proposed some solutions.
First, and foremost,
Congress and the
Administration should sup-
port and enforce the elimi-
nation of predatory lending
practices by banks and cred-
it agencies to enable all
Americans to afford and
maintain a home. But anoth-
er idea is the creation by
Congress of a "401k like"
"Tax Free Home Ownership
Account" for employees that
would be matched by
employers. This would
quickly spear home owner-
ship. In the 1980's Congress
created the 401k account
concept to spear investment
in the market supposedly to
maximize earnings for an
employee's retirement. The
same can be done to encour-
age home ownership!
One economic bright
spot in the 2006 report Was
the growth of black-owned
businesses over.the past few
years. Although there is still
a. significant disparity
between White and Black
owned businesses, the gap is
narrowing. The. current
equality index of 54 percent
of Black owned businesses
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APR~L 1. 2006
HEALTH FAIR AND SYMPOSIUM-We're For Jesus,
Inc. Outreach Ministry, presents the Hope For Life Health
Fair and Symposium on Saturday, April 1, 8:00 a.m.-2:00
p.m. at the Hope Centre located at 4914 N. Main St. (next to
the church). Free health screenings for high blood pressure,
sickle cell, prostate cancer, HIV/AIDS, etc. will be available.
Information on diabetic services and supplies, health and fit-
ness for men and women, children's health awareness, men-
tal health, breast and cervical cancer will be provided. Door
prizes will be awarded. Dr. Robert L. Jones, Senior Pastor.
Rev. Yvette Williams, Pastor.
STATIONS OF THE CROSS-St. Pius V Catholic Church,
2110 Blue Ave., will hold its annual Stations of the Cross in
the Neighborhood on Good Friday, April 14 at 1:00 p.m.
The public is invited to come and walk in a prayerful remem-
brance of Jesus' sufferings while also praying for neighbors
surrounding St. Pius V. For more information contact
Lucille Trotter at (904) 354-1501.
APRIL CALENDAR-Saint Paul African Methodist,
Episcopal Church, 6910 New Kings Rd. invites the public to
events/activities scheduled for April. Events/activities
include Palm Sunday Services, 7'3:0 a.m. and 10:55 a.m. on
April 9; Easter Worship Services, 5:45 a.m., 7:30 a.m.,10:55
a.m. and Church School Production, 9:30 a.m on April 16.;
and Spring Revival (Bishop John Bryant, guest preacher)
April 24-26. Rev. Marvin C. Zanders, II, Pastor.
SEVEN LAST WORDS OF CHRIST-First New Zion
Missionary Baptist Church, 4835 Soutel Dr. presents The
Seven Last Words Of Christ on Good Friday, April 14, at
7:00 p.m. The last words spoken by Christ on the cross are
full of divine wisdom, human emotion and suffering. The
public is invited to witness preaching, singing and narration
of the gospel account of the Passion Story of Jesus' last
words spoken from the cross at Calvary. Rev. James B.
ATTENTION ALL SENIOR CITIZENS-The My
Medicare Matters Van will be at Southside Church of God in
Christ assisting senior citizens who have not signed up for
the ne\w Medicare Part D Plan. Bring all your prescriptions
Sand information to the church on Friday April 14, 9:30 a.m.-
.3:00 p.m. The church is located at 2179 Emerson St. This
event is sponsored by the Community Care in action and the
Community Care ministry of Southside Church of God in
Christ. For more information contact Joan Turner at (904)
630-0966 or the church at (904) 398-1625.
PASTOR'S ANNIVERSARY-New Redeemed Church of
God in Christ, 2771 May port Rd.. \\ill celebrate the Pastor's
6th Anniversary April 12-16. Service will begin at 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday-Friday and at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday. April 16.
For more information or directions to the church, contact
Sis. Sherri Sawyer at (904) 992-7337 or First Lady Gail
Milliner at (904) 551-9702. Wayne Milliner, Pastor.
WOMNEN"S CAUCUS-Vision Baptist Church of
Jacksonville located at 8973 Lem Turner Rd., will host its
Annual Women's Caucus, entitled "Waiting To Exhale" on
Friday, April 14 at 6:30 p.m. Rev. Dr. Tywanna Estell of
New Life Power Ministries is the guest speaker. All women
are invited to' attend and participate in this life 'changing
event. Dinner %will be served at'5:30 p.m. To RSVP or for
additional information, call 612-8758 or 294-2602.
EVENTS- Join First A.M.E. Church of Palm Coast in a pas-
sel of Easter events beginning with the modem oratorio.
Pre-Easter Concert: "Colors of Grace", featuring the
Ministers of Music. Trinity and their special guests on
Sunday. April 9. 3:00 p.m.. Events continue Thursday. April
13, at 6:30 p.m.. with worship followed by a free seder
meal: Friday. April 14. 12 noon. "The Seven Last Words of
Christ" \with Rev. Ed\win Coffie. Rev. William Green, Re\.
Kim Corbin. Rev. Walter Lassiter. Bro. Brian Bernard.
Evangelist Fa\e Dadzie and Rev. Jeffery Deyoe. The events
continue with the Easter Sunrise Service, April 16. 6:00 a.m.
at Daytona Beach Community College, Palm Coast, featur-
ing First A.M.E.'s New Destiny Ensemble. Sermonic
Presentation: "Angelic Answers Before the Ascension" -
Parti. Re\. Gillard S. Glover, First A.M.E.'s pastor: free
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Scientific Study Finds That
Religious Revival Services
Increase Family Harmony
In the most recent issue
of Education and Urban
Society, William' Jeynes, a
professor at California State
University in Long Beach,
conducted a study using
three groups of randomly
selected students to study
the effects of attending reli-
gious revival services, at
Brownsville Assembly of
God in Pensacola, Florida.
According to the New
York Times, the Brownsville
Revival is the most signifi-
cant event of its kind in the'
last half-century, with about
4 million attending since
Jeynes randomly select-
ed a total of 150 individuals,
50 who had attended the
revival services (the Revival
Group), 50 who were wait-
ing in line to attend the
revival services (the pre-
Revival Group), and 50 indi-
viduals from across the
country (General Control
Group) matched by zip code"
with the individuals who
attended the revival servic-
Those who attended the
revival services were much
more likely than the General
Control Group to report an
increase in the quality of
their lives and the quality of
their family life.
They were also more
likely to report improve-
ments in school behavior
and a reduction in their use
of illegal drugs and alcohol.
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Whether through home
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Attending the revival servic-
es had no discernable influ-
ence on a students' grade
point average. Students in'
the pre-Revival Group, who
like those in the Revival
Group, were all Christians
also were more likely to
report improvements in their
family life and a reduction in
their consumption of illegal
drugs and alcohol than the
General Control Group.
However, the differences
between the pre-Revival and
the General Control Group
were not as great as between
the Revival Group and the
General Control Group.
The results of the study
indicate students attending
revival services had pro-
Dr. Jeynes is one of the
nation's leading researchers
on the influence of religiosi-
ty and attending religious
schools. He has conducted
the only meta-analysis ever
undertaken examining these
issues in a series of journal
articles and in his book,
Religion, Education. and
He has also written
dozens of academic journal
articles, which have
divulged among other things
that when African American
and Latino students are reli-
gious and from intact fami-
lies, the achievement gap
with whitee students disap-
ADAMS-Joseph, Jr. died March 24.
BENTLEY-Clara Mae, 91. died
March 26. 2006.
RATTON-Maurice. died March 26,
BYARD-GRover. 45. died March 28,
CLARK-ludge. died March 27
CROCKETT-Elliot. died March 26,
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HALL-Albert Hall, 80, died March
HALL-lames H., 51, died March 24,
HARRIS-Wainorth D.. died March
BAYNES-Frederick, died March 25.
KELLY-Laree. 72, died March 22.
LANE-Keenyena R., died March 24,
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RICE-Sarah L:, 97, died March. 23,
ROBINSON-Addie P., died March
ROSS-Emma Lee, died March 26,
STAFFORD-Michael Isaiah, died
March 23, 2006.
WADE-Jamaris A., died March 22,
WILLIAMS-Kyron Keith, died
March 22, 2006. P
There are many reasons why
healthy grieving can be especial-
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grieving teens may even behave
in ways that seem inappropriate
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*Academic failure or indif-
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*Deterioration of relation-
ships with family and friends
*Risk-taking behaviors such
as drug and alcohol abuse, fight-
ing, and sexual experimentation
*Denying pain while at the
same time acting overly strong
To help a teen who is having
a particularly hard time with his
or her loss, explore the full spec-
trum of helping services in your
community. School counselors,
church groups and private thera-
pists are appropriates resources
for some young people, while
others may just need a little
more time and attention from
caring adults like you.
The important thing is that
you help the grieving teen find
safe and nurturing emotional
outlets at this difficult time.
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The Church Directory
"Come and Worship With Us"
New Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church
1824 Prospect Street Jacksonville,
Sunday School 9:30 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Afternoon Bible Studs
(Except First Sunday) 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday Pray er Meeting 7:30 p.m.
Sunday School Review 8:00 p.m.
Pastor: Rev. Joe Calhoun
(904) 764-5727 Church
(904) 768-0272 Home
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NIT. CHARITY MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH
1417 North Laura St Jacksonville, Florida 32206
George Harvey, Jr.. M.A.. M. Div., Pastor
Telephone: (904) 356-0664 or 768-4453
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Sulzbacher Outreach Sen ice ........................ ...... 8:30 a.m.
Sunday School............... ...... 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship. ................. ..... ...... .... 1:00 a.m.
Evening Worship. ............ 6:30 p.m.
W\edre;da\ & Frida3 Night Sen ices................ ... .......................7:30 p.m.
Saturday Prison Outreach.............. ............. 1:00 p.m.
Sarurda3 Nursing Home Outreach................ ........ 3rd and 4th Saturdays
Lniemiaronal Sundas Shbool. 9 IJu am aLnd5 0:11 pm S.iurid.'i on TAI'N A 1530
A Bible Preaching. Buble Believing and Bible Practicing Church
"'Hithoul Ihe shedding of Blood. there is no remission or sin" (Bebre s 9:221
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. Gund), Pastor
(904) 354-7249 Church
S Bible Power Enrichment Hour
Sunday School 9:15- 10:15 a.m.
Sunday Praise & Worship 8:00 a.m.
Baptism-Praise & Worship
S.' (Sanctuary 10:30 a.m.
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HELPING TEEN WITH GRIEVING
APRIL 1, 2006
PAGEA'- Ai- ..
Mayo Clinic Launches Live Well. Think Well.
Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville kicked off its new com-
munity outreach initiative at a breakfast held at
Jacksonville's main public library. "The Live Well.
Think Well." Healthy Brain Aging community outreach
program was created to educate African-Americans
about healthy brain aging and memory. The thought-
provoking program that included TV-4 Reporter Ms.
Melanie Lawson, Deputy Director, Jacksonville Public
Libraries Dr. Carolyn Williams, Assistant Professor of
Family Medicine Mayo Clinic College of Medicine Dr. Floyd
Willis, M.D., Community Outreach Coordinator, Mayo
Clinic Mrs. Michelle Davis Singleton, RN, and the
enthusiastic Walking Women monologue by Production
Manager, Ritz Theatre & LaVilla Museum Ms. Teneese
K. Thomas, garnered great enthusiasm from the audi-
ence and the question and answer period was compre-
hensive and exceedingly enlightening.
Addressing the audience of nearly 200 citizens, Dr.
Floyd Willis, the program creator said, "It is increasing-
ly important to understand how Alzheimer's and relat-
ed diseases affect the African-American population.
Memory disorders are estimated to affect approximate-
ly 15 million people worldwide and approximately 4
million people in the United Sates. The proportion of
the U.S. elderly who are African-Americans will be
steadily increasing and could nearly double from 8 per-
cent to 15 percent over the next few years."
The Live Well, Think Well program provides infor-
mation about brain health to African-American seniors
and their families. Physicians from Mayo Clinic will
present information to fraternities, sororities, church
congregations, retiree associations and other communi-
ty groups. "Our goal is to present Live Well, Think Well
to as many organizations as possible, "stated Mrs.
Michelle Davis Singleton. "We want to raise awareness
among African-Americans in Jacksonville about the
impact of memory loss to our community."
The initiative has garnered support form some of
Jacksonville's most'prominent seniors. Reverend
Rudolph W. McKissick, Sr., senior pastor of Bethel
Baptist Institutional Church and Dr. Wendell P.
Holmes, the first African-American elected to the
Duval County School board, server as advisory com-
mittee members along with Mesdames Pamela
Quarles, Birdine Jackson and Dr. Rogers Cain.
Mrs. Doris Putman, RN, Mrs. Pauline Exson
Davis and Clarence Von Bostick have volunteered to
serve as Community Ambassadors.
For more information contact Ms. Michelle Davis
Singleton, RN at, 904 953-8734.
2006 Tournament Players Championship
The 2006 Tournament Players Championship was as
The 2006 Tournament Players Championship was as
always an exciting time on the First Coast. And even
though the favorite in most 'camps' Tiger Woods was
expectedly preoccupied with his concerns for the dete-
riorating health condition of his father that took him
away from the week's activities for a day. However, it
did not deter the "Tiger Watchers" from being on the
prowl. In fact families begin the watch during the prac-
tice rounds early in the week, as this is the time to seek
autographs and see Tiger Woods in a more relaxed
mode. The tournament is a usual time for business net-
working and transactions. Believe or not many of those
business appointments are scheduled around when
Tiger Woods is scheduled to tee-off.
The TPC Party at the Sawgrass Marriott on
Wednesday evening with its MOTOWN theme was
spectacular with foods of the world. The lobby of the
Co mention Center featured a 1957 Red Oldsmobile. In
the center of each eating station there was a Supremes
styled wig on a stand. The Motown theme included a
band performing MOTOWN tunes for a 'love to dance'
audience. People watching during the tournament was
great!. This year I had the opportunity to chat with Mrs.
Ella Simmons who has been volunteering at TPC for
Next year's tournament is scheduled for early May
2007. We'll have to wait to see if the weather condi-
tions will be better and a reason to celebrate for all
Don't forget to let us know of your upcoming
events. Contact us at 904 766-8834; E-mail
socially@TheFloridaStar.com or you may reach me
directly at firstname.lastname@example.org, telephone (904) 285-9777
or fax (904) 285-7008.
* See you .in the paper/ .
S E W N,, :-, -slail k
Mayo Clinic's Live Well. Think Well. Healthy Brain Aging Community
Outreach Coordinator Michelle Davis Singleton, R.N. and Program
Creator Dr. Floyd Willis, M.D. during TV interview. (Photo by J Carl
Mayo Clinic Event Mistress of CeremoniesTV 4 Reporter Ms. Melanie
Lawson with Dr. Floyd Willis. (Photo by J Carl Davis, Sr.)
Among the nearly 200 guests at Mayo event were Mrs. Lydia Dwight
Wooden and Dr. Emma Ayers Moran. (Photo by J. Carl Davis, Sr.)
Taking advantage of the networking opportunities at TPC's
MOTOWN Dinner Party were First Tee Executive Director Joe Louis
Barrow, son of 'The Brown Bomber' Joe Louis and PGAVP Ron Cross.
(Photo by J. Carl Davis, Sr)
The Hester Group PR firm CEO Mrs. Hester Clark and Mrs. Michelle
Davis Singleton at Mayo event registration table. (Photo by J. Carl
The Hester Group Stiafer nM.. Carmen White with Mayo's Marketing
Director Eric Kaldor and Dr. I\\illii. (Photo by J Carl Davis, Sr.)
Omega Psi Phi'ers at TPC's MOTOWN Party, Sam Hall and J. Carl
Davis, Sr. (Photo by Betty Asque Davis)
Ponte Vedra's Aqua Grill Owner Cary Hart with Miss Jacksonville,
Ms. Alicia Wells. (Photo by J Carl Davis, Sr.)'
The Mark Singletons with their twin daughters Maria and Moira so Up from St. Augustine for TPC's Sunday Finals were Master Kent of
were sporting their hats with PGA Golfer's autographs they had col- The Bolles School with his Mom Mrs. Felecia Thomas. (Photo by Betty
elected during TPC week. (Photo by J. Carl Davis, Sr.) Asque Davis)
Making their annual trip from Tallahassee for TPC Week were The
Eric Parkers with their children. They're shown here with Eric, Jr.
(Photo by Betty Asque Davis)
The 'Gus' at TPC: Traiis Titus. A Hampton UI Golfer: Bruce Demps.
Memphis, TN; Harold Samuels of O'Steen Volvo; former San Diego
Charger Chris Felder; Dr. Richard and Richie Danford. (Photo by Betty
..- .~U~~, ,. ~cr~~r~aeJ A..
Ms. Latesha O'Neal and Derrick Austin were 'taking all of TPC in' on Attending their very first TPC and enjoying every minute of the week
Sunday. (Photo by Betty Asque Davis) were The Galloways of Baltimore, MD.(Photo by Betty Asque Davis)
APRIL 1. 2006
PDA"IT A -A
APRIL 1, 2006
Florida Supreme Court Approves Language
Of Florida Marriage Protection Amendment
The Florida Supreme Court
issued a decision approving
the wording of the Florida
The court held in a lengthy
and unanimous twenty three
page decision that the
amendment meets the single
subject rule required of citi-
zen's initiatives efforts.
The Florida Marriage
states: "Inasmuch as mar-
riage is the legal union of
only one man and one
woman as husband and wife,
no other legal union that is
treated as marriage or the
substantial equivalent there-
of shall be valid or recog-
The court's written deci-
sion states "we hold that the
initiative petition and pro-
posed ballot title and sum-
mar. for the "Florida
Amendment" meet the legal
requirements of article XI,
section 3 of the Florida
Fire MNarshal Tom Gallagher
joined legislative leaders.
la\\ enforcement and fire-
fighters in calling for the
at combating methampnheta-
mine or "meth" labs in
Florida and enhancing pro-
tections of children. la\\
enforcement and other
exposed to meth-manufac-
"The spread of meth in
our communities is a serious
threat to our families and our
S first responders. and it is a
challenge which requires a
S Nearly half of all chil-
: dren rescued from homes or
living areas used as meth
labs test positive for meth
and need urgent medical
care and intervention. More
than 130 children have been
injured in meth labs in the
last two years.
Constitution and section
101.161(1) of the Florida
Statutes (2005). We there-
fore approve the proposed
amendment for placement
on the ballot."
"We are very pleased
with the Supreme Court's
ruling on this constitutional
amendment and in fact
expected this outcome
because the language so
clearly meets the legal
requirements," said John
Stemberger, Chairman of
official sponsor of the
"We also want to thank
the brilliant advocacy of our
chief legal counsel Mat
Staver President and
General counsel of Liberty
Counsel who did a fine job
in drafting and arguing the
language of this amend-
UF Professor Examines Role
Of Race, Fame In Public Scandals
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -
How did O.J. Simpson. -
hardly an activist on black
issues before his arrest -
become a hero to some in
t h e
Katheryn W h y
blacks willing to vote for
former Washington. D.C.,
maN or Marion Barry after he
was con icted of drug
charges? And why is the
black community less likely
to extend similar support to
noncelebrity blacks who
face prosecution for crimes?
In her new book,
"Protecting Our Own: Race,
Crime, and African
Americans." Uni\ersitv' of
Florida la\\ professor
takes an unflinching look at
ho\\ race. crime, fame and
gender affect public atti-
tudes toward people
involved in public scandals.
"This book \\as inspired
by the O.J. Simpson case,"
said Russell-Brown, director
of the Center for the Study
of Race and Race Relations
at LF's Levin College of
Law\. "I was intrigued by the
black community's support
for O.J.. when he had in
many ways separated him-
self from the communit-."
Opinions about the
Simpson verdict remain
seriously divided along
racial lines, with a majority
of blacks believing he was
set up and a majority of
"whites convinced he got:
away with murder. In that
and other racially charged
criminal cases, each side is
mystified by the other side's
ined 30 cases involving
what she labels "black pro-
tectionism." She also held
focus groups \ith blacks
and finds there is a simple
explanation for the black-
\ white di% ide in these cases.
"When white people hear
that a black celebritN is
accused of a crime, the\ ask
one question: Did he do it?"
Russell-Bro\n said. "For
a longer list of questions.
Did he do it? If he did. \\as
he set up? Is he the only per-
son \\ho has committed this
offense? And is he being
treated the same as whites
\\ho ha'e done the same
Those questions are root-
ed in American histon,
which is rife w\ith examples
of entrapment and false
prosecution of blacks,
She notes specific histor-
ical examples of black
celebrities \\ho faced crimi-
nal charges that, even if true,
seem in retrospect to be the
result of selective prosecu-
tion. For example, after box-
ing great Jack Johnson
defeated a \hite man to \\in
the heavyweight title in
1910. he \was convicted of
transporting a \roman across
state lines for immoral pur-
poses. Similarly. U.S. Rep.
Adam Clayton Powell. \\ho
represented Harlem in
Congress, spent months
defending himself against a
$3.000 tax evasion lawsuit.
Whether or not those
people were guilty. Russell-
Brown said, it is clear today
that the\ were charged
because they were outspo-
ken, powerful and black. It's
a lesson black people
remember when they hear
that a rich or famous black
man is charged with a crime,
takes a fresh perspecti e on
the concept of linked fate.
the idea that African-
Americans are alternately\
embarrassed, protects e
about, or inspired b\ the acts
of famous or infamous
members of their race. b\
using focus groups and criti-
cal race theory to analyze
this confounding phenome-
non." said Randolph Stone.
a clinical professor of la%\ at
the UniversitN of Chicago.
Blacks aren't the only
people who engage in pro-
tectionism, Russell-Bro\ n
notes. \\Wite people extend a
similar protectionism to
police officers facing
charges of brutality. She
cites, the example of the:
beating of Rodney King,
whichh \as caught on video
tape. and the killing of
Amadou Diallo. an unarmed
man \vho \\as shot b\ Ne\\
York police \\ho had falsely
concluded he was a serial
"In these cases. whitee
people noted that the police
ha\e a tough job. that they
ha\e to make split-second
decisions, or, in the King
case, that \\e really don't
know what happened before
the tape \\as turned on,"
Russell-Brown said she
is concerned about the black
community's failure to
extend protection to black
defendants of average
means. \\ho deserve the pre-
sumption of innocence.
"The larger community
gains\ hen e ery member is
valued and afforded the
same protections, regardless
of their fame or fortune."
they this decision will give
them the added motivation
to continue the "155 in 155
campaign" and finish col-
lecting the remaining
155,000 signatures in the
next 155 days to be on the
ballot in 2008.
The campaign is about
25,000 petitions into that
new goal and their new self-
imposed deadline is July 12,
2006 to finish the job.
Fifth-grader Quentesha Davis takes the witness stand as
Babe the Blue Ox in a mock trial of Paul Bunyan as part
of the Fredric G. Levin College of Law 12th Annual
Public Interest Environmental Conference Friday.
Students from Metcalfe Elementary School staged the
trial at the Reitz Student Union Auditorium. Bunyan was
found not guilty of harming the environment by a jury of
TALLALA SSEE.Fla.--Senators Jim King (R-
Jackson ille) and Lee Constantine (R-Altamonte Springs)
%working in tandem in the Senate Education Appropriations
Committee, offered and passed an amendment that moves
$35 million into the Teacher Lead Program, which allows
each teacher in the state to have up to $300 to buy necessary
classroom supplies and materials.
"We are talking about more than stickers and magic
markers," said Senator King. "Many of Florida's dedicated
teachers are using out-of-pocket funds for items like VCRs,
educational \ideos, and life-sized puzzles. Teachers who
look for effective ways to make learning interactive and
engaging should be encouraged."
The Teacher Lead program provides Florida's teacher's
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Dellums Commission Cites 'Crisis' Among Young
Black Males, Calls For New Policy Direction
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The Commission, which was appointed last year by the
Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies Health
Policy Institute, is in the final stages of preparing recom-
mendations to address the problems faced by young African
Americans. A recent article in the New York Times detailed
the plight of African American males, noting that in 2004 50
percent of Black men in their 20s were jobless and 21 per-
cent of those in that age group who didn't attend college
"The statistics document the problem that we have been
S studying for a year," said Ronald Dellums, the former
California congressman. "The challenges that young
aerial African American men face today will only be resolved by
nt a concentrated effort by government and the private sector to
's Providers" ., address the causes, which range from discrimination to poor
schooling to unsettled family environments to the decline in
blue collar jobs."
-- Moreover, Rep. Dellums said "there needs to be strong
_intervention" when many teenagers and young adults glori-
Sfy drug dealing and street violence over college degrees and
W* ."We must reach these kids at an early age, and help them
set the right priorities for their lives," Rep. Dellums said.
"There are too many youths and young adults who haven't
Grasped that the path to success usually does not include jail,
crack houses and children out of wedlock."
Dr (Gail Christnnher. Director of the Health Policv
Street Author Relentless Aaron,
Signs 10-Book Deal w ith St. Martin's Press
Makes History In the Literary World!
New Yorker Relentless
Aaron impacted the book V
industry head-first in a .-.
Very unconventional -way.
Writing 30 riv eating novels
including Push, Platinum
Dolls, The Last Kingpin.
To Live and Die in
Harlem, Topless. Sugar
Daddy, and Rappers R' in e
'Danger, while serving
tinidme in a federal prison
the head strong author
published ten of those
books within the first 18
months of his release.
Over the last two
years, he has literally Relentless Aaron
moved hundreds of thousands of those books in the streets of
New York, Chicago, New Orleans, California, Boston and
beyond at promotional event's and through his own unique syn-
dication of vending tables. He has created such a "street cult"
following that the Nets York Times made him the subject of a
recent feature story.
A 'pioneer in the nexw \oave of urban street literature,
Relentless Aaron signed a six-figure, four book deal with pub-
lishing giant St. martin's Press back in 2005. joining ranks
with authors Jackie Collins. Cindy Adams, LA Banks and
Francis Ray, all of whom are signed to the publishing house.
Due to popular demand however. Relentless has just entered
into yet another deal with St. NMartin's and is contracted for tens
additional titles! His first ,release, "Extramarital Affairs": is
scheduled to hit stores this September.
Judge Won't Delay New Orleans Election
NEW ORLEANS A federal judge whose own home was
flooded after Hurricane Katrina has rejected pleas to delay the
city's April 22 elections, saying he shared residents' "burning
desire for completeness." Civil rights groups had hoped to
S block what would be the city's first municipal elections since
SKatrina, arguing that too man) black residents won't be ableio
participate. The state is implementing an emergency election
plan that includes polling stations set up in 10 Louisiana cities,
a national advertising campaign to inform displaced voters and
an easing of voting rules to allow displaced residents to cast bal-
The latest hearing was called after the NAACP and other
civil rights groups stated that hidden in the election plan was the
equivalent of a poll tax a voting fee that was banned after it
was abused in the South to disenfranchise blacks. They said that
many first-time voters are likely displaced and would have to
pay, for transportation to %ote in New Orleans. The travel
expenses, their pleading reads, are the "modern equivalent of a:
poll tax and would result in outright vote denial."
Ex-Liberian President Taylor Disappears
ABUJA, Nigeria Former Liberian President Charles Taylor
disappeared from his Nigerian haven, days
after his hosts agreed to transfer him to a
war crimes tribunal for the murder, rape and
maiming of more than a half-million
Africans, officials said Tuesday The
announcement of Ta lor's disappearance
came the day before Nigerian leader
Olusegun Obasanjo was to meet with
President Bush at the Xhite House.
That visit was supposed to occur on a Charles Taylor
high note after Obasanjo resolved two
issues of concern to his U.S. allies Monday's release of kid-.
napped American oil workers and last \veek's deal to hand over
Africa's most infamous warlord.
But Taylor vanished Monday night from his villa in the
southern town of Calabar, the government said. A presidential
spokeswoman said members of Taylor's Nigerian security detail
had been arrested.
Institute, said the Dellums Commission will play a crucial
role in setting the public policy debate on how to improve
the environment for Black males.
"The Commission will release a blueprint for fundamen-
tal reform of the policies that have been barriers to positive
development for Black males," Dr. Christopher said. "We
will critique current policies, including zero tolerance pro-
grams and mandatory sentencing, and demonstrate how they
have contributed to the overall problems."
For instance, Dr. Christopher said the Commission is
examining the impact of high stake testing on students in
struggling schools as well as the exclusionary practices
under zero tolerance policies.
"Too often," she said, "federal and state laws and local
educational policies use high stake testing to penalize
students by reducing resources for their schools instead of
investing in better educational programs in those:
Furthermore, Dr. Christopher said that zero tolerance
policies that were intended to prevent weapons in class-
rooms now exclude students, including preschoolers, for'
minor behavior problems.
"The result is increasing numbers ofBlackyouths are on -
the streets without guidance or educational support for their
development." she said. "Increasing juvenile detention rates .
are a result of policies that have weakened the role of;.
schools in helping our young people who need assistance."
Violent Criminal Street Gang Busted In Denver
Sweetin, Special Agent in
Charge (SAC) of the Dener
Division of the Drug
(DEA), and Lou Velez.
Chief of the Colorado
Springs Police Department,
announced that a major vio-
lent criminal street gang has
been broken up by the DEA
Colorado Springs Resident
Office, in conjunction with
the Gang Unit of the
Colorado Springs Police
Several search and arrest
warrants were conducted on
March 24. 2006 in the
Colorado Springs area of
members of the 81st Street
East Side Hustler Crips
Small amounts of crack
cocaine, marijuana, and
seized as well as $4.300.00,
six vehicles, and 17
Eleven defendants were
arrested with the anticipa-
tion of several more arrests
to occur within the next
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investigation, at: least two
drive-by shootings by mem-.
bers of the organization.
The investigation began.
in January 2006. The 81st
Street East Side Hustler
Crips are a criminal organi-
zation intent on committing
violent acts, narcotics traf-.
ficking, and firearms traf-
This street gang has
been operating within the.
city of Colorado Springs for,
the past decade.
This investigation identi- I
fled 82 confirmed Crip gang
members with an additional'
28 associated, unconfirmed
"This violent street gang
has long plagued the
Colorado Springs communi-
ty. The complete dismantle-
ment of this street gang by
the DEA and the Colorado
Springs Police Department
sends the message that gang.
violence and its associated
crime will not be tolerated." .
said SAC Sweetin.
Those arrested are the
following individuals, all
from Colorado Springs:
All defendants will be.
charged and prosecuted by
the El Paso County District
Attorney's Office on various.
narcotic and weapons relat-
ed charges and all are being
held without bond pending a
The following agencies
also participated in this
Department, Colorado State
Patrol, Teller County
Sheriffs Office, El Paso
County Sheriffs Office,
Bureau of Alcohol,
Tobacco, and Firearms, and
the El Paso County District
Attorney's -Office. The
charges are only allegations,
and the defendants are pre-
sumed .innocent unless or
until proven guilty.
pro '-- ,:
APRIL 1, 2006
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Arrests continued from A-1
were recovered during traffic stops, two were used in attempted murders, two were
used in home invasion robberies and two were used in
carjackings. The weapons were stolen from pawn, gun
and sporting shops and sold to neighborhood gangs and
criminals in the area. The officers are still investigating.
to see if some of the weapons stolen were used in the
more than thirty crimes committed during the past three
to four months.
Three of those arrested were teen-agers. The others
arrested were: Anthony Windom, 20, Adrian Howard,
19, Cherokee Sailor, 27, Floyd Martin, 45, Eric Mosley,
19, Marcus Gordon, 19, Timothy Lewis, 20, Darion
Roberts, 19, Kevin Jackson, 18, Rashad Foster, 18,
Curtis Jackson, 20 and Reginald Fluckers, 20. All but
Marcus Davon Waters y.
SMa uspct three arrested were from Duval County. The officers
identified Kevin Jackson, 18, as the leader of this bur-
An arrest was also made this week for the Sunday,
March 24, stabbing of Karla Perryman, 41 by Huluf
An arrest was made without incident when officers
tried to serve Byron McClendon, 22, with a warrant for
violating his parole. The SWAT team was called and
McClendon said he would rather die than go back to jail.
SAfter negotiating, McClendon surrendered. Cocaine,
marijuana and methamphetamine were found in the
house as well as firearms.
A double shooting killed Antonio Brown, 20. Chuck
Cunningham, 31 was also shot off Moncrief. Two dif-
ferent shooting murders occurred in the 400 block of
Byron J. McCendon Broward, 433 Broward and 438 Broward Street 16-
year old Benjamin Christopher and a 20-year-old was shot while riding his bike.
Marcus Davon Waters has been arrested and Dontay Liggins, 17 is being sought as
a person of interest. Also shot in the head while riding a bike down Whitner Street
Sunday, was Warren Corley.
Keronn Bloodworth, 27 died at the scene in the 1600.block of Lindsey and JSO
are still searching for a maroon SUV which witness say fired about 7 or 8 shots that
placed two people in the hospital on Stuart Street.
A 17-year-old male and a 16-year-old female was shot and a bullet entered one
student's car in the Sandalwood area Wednesday after a fight had started that moved
to Jadestone Drive. Witness say they heard about four to five shots. Four spent cas-
ings were located on the ground.
Ministers and politicians have asked for prayer and many in the community wish
to get together to get to the bottom of this series of violence.
Domestic continued from A-1
S and the suicide of her husband, Wainworth Harris, many women stepped forward to
talk about the amount of, abuse they have received but have not really disclosed,
especially when there are few physical scars that can be seen by the naked eye and
S their husbands have images to uphold.
One lady talked about her minister husband that verbally abuses she and the chil-,
dren before and after church. Yet, during church services, he shows nothing but love
A deacon's wife talked about the almost daily abuse that she suffered during her
less than four-) ears of niarriage. She said it w\as \ery difficult for her to understand
how her husband claimed to be a Christian but could get up even on the first Sunday
morning, after kicking and' bruising her legs during the night because he said, she
was snoring, then go to church, pray until the entire congregation would join him as.
he wiped his tears away: later help serve communion and then once he was back in
the privacy of his house, the loud profanity and malicious picking would begin
again. Most members of their church knew them as "a loving" couple.
Others talk about the physical abuse they' receive but because the scars are not in
areas that could be seen, they never disclose the abuse except perhaps to close
friends or relatives.
The question that comes to many, is why do they stay:. Many \women, particular-
ly Southern-reared women have been taught to love, obey and serve. They keep
hoping that if they do right, the man would change and show appreciation. Others
feel "grateful" that the) are not alone and many just wait until they get the right sit-
uation to leave.
Shinita moved away from her husband's house in November. This was very dif-
Sficult for her, said her cousin, because she had to leave Wain's five-year-old son
who has a brain tumor and she truly enjoyed taking care of him. She was working
two jobs, and was about to move into her own apartment when she was murdered.
; One lad) said it took hker years to leave her abusive husband because she was a
S highly respected business woman and she feared calling the police because she did
not want the information printed in the newspaper.
Others say they stay because of the children, many because of fear, others
because they are ashamed to tell someone and others say they stay because the)
don't have the financial ability to be alone. Yet another great nuniber said that their
husbands are so smooth in public, they feared no one would d believe them when they
disclose the problems.
Another stated that because her husband knew how to mislead people, including
her. she feared him tremendously' and felt that if something happened to her, no one
%would understand why and he would d be able to still appear to be this "good
SChristian" man so, whenever possible, she would tell him, "I am taping your abuse."
Apparently he did not believe her so he \would continue his ramping and ragging and
she would tape the incidents and immediately take them some place for safe keep-
ing in the event something drastic happened, proof would be available.
The Supreme Court is presently looking at domestic abuse situations and it
i appears the abused individual may be required to testify against the abuser, no mat-
ter how frightful it may appear, if they wish the abuser prosecuted.
"Domestic abuse and child abuse must cease. We have had enough of Shinita
Harris and Mary Winkler's murders and Wainwright Harris' suicides." "Get counsel-
ing, tell somebody, and pray", said Shinita's aunt.,
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2005 Murder continued from A-1
Dynetta Frances Johns is also charged with accessory since she cleaned up the
crime scene at Trollie Lane. It was at the Trollie Lane address where DNA was dis-
covered that help led to the arrests.
Tragic Accident continued from A-1
of metal in the'road.
After striking the object Mrs. Adams and her husband Frank continued on their
way. Upon Mrs. Adams return the same way but in another vehicle, she noticed the
rescue vehicle and onlookers gathered then learned that someone had been hit.
Morgan was life flighted to Shands Hospital in Jacksonville but was dead upon
arrival with tire marks on his back. At press time the accident is still under investi-
gation, no charges have been filed. It wasn't until late Monday, March 27 that
Morgan's family and friends learned of his death, for he had no identification on him
while cruising through his neighborhood.
The Florida Star expresses sincerest condolences to Mr. Morgan's surviving fam-
ily of two daughters, Leticia and Christina Morgan and his mother, Mrs. Emma
Holley Morgan. His funeral will be on Monday at the Greater Grant Memorial
Briefs continued from A-1
First Black-Owned Bank On Internet
OneUnited Bank is encouraging Black Americans to save and
fulfill its covenant with Black America by banking black. Chairman
and CEO Kevin Cohee announced that the bank has increased the
rate on their UNITY Internet Savings Account to 4.25% APY. Save
black and earn more on your money. ,
Ludacris To Appear On 'Law & Order'
Ludacris, the rapper who appeared in Crash and Hustle and Flow,
is now moving to television. He said he loves the script and is excit-
ed about the role he will be playing.
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Photos by Andre' B. Murray/www.bernagency.photoreflect.com
ments of urban youth
were acknowledged at
the 14th Annual Inner
City Destiny Awards,
Saturday, March 18.
This yearly event is in
honor of the nation's
inner city youth and
directly benefits the
Los Angeles Inner City
Mass Choir, a non-
Jeffrey Coprich formed
the choir in 1992 after
the devastating LA
Riots and sustains his
role as both spiritual
leader and musical
director .The focus of
the group. is to uplift
youth who might other-
wise find themselves
prey to the varied haz-
ards of inner city tur-
moil such as crime,
drugs and unemploy-
The stars came out
in full force once again
for the black tie affair
to salute the accom-
plishments of those
who empower inner
cities and to raise
The 2006 Honorees
and. guests. included:
Kellita Smith, USC
Winner Reggie Bush,
100.3 The Beat Ananda
Lewis & Neile, Dion
"Devoux" L. Grant,
Mark Swinton, Robert
Ownes, Michael Davis,
Darryl DJ McClain Jr.,
Keyon Roberts, Juan
whose contributions are
making a remarkable
impact in inner cities.
included Los Angeles
Villaraigosa Mayor and
Cedric the Entertainer.
The star studded event
was hosted by Mechad
Brooks from the TV
Housewives." In addi-
tion there was a host of
including live music
from the Los Angeles
Inner City Mass Choir
and Destiny's Child
Awards cont'd on D-4
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Denzel, Cuba, Blair
and Angela Bassett
Among Stars Uniting
To Record Audio
More than 80 stars such
actors Angela Bassett
(Solomon) and Cuba
Gooding Jr. (Judas) lend
their voices a project to
record an audio Bible
forming an all-star
The recording is a pro-
duction of Inspired By
Media Group and
Zondervan, a Christian
ny. It will be released
this fall and includes
set to sound effects and
an original musical
With more than 80
celebrities and notable
personalities recorded to
date, television and film
favorites such as James
Avery, Tisha Campbell
Martin, Loretta Devine,
Charles Dutton, Robert
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Sun. 4/2, 8:00 p.m. Final
Shot: The Hank Gathers
Story (1992) Based on a
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between the la\\ and a
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Guillaume, Jasmine Guy
and Boris Kodjoe are
among the'cast. NFL
Hall of Fame running
Back Jim Brown, inspi-
rational speaker lyanla
Manita Bynum and leg-
endary gospel singer
Shirley Caesar are also
featured. Voices from the
music world spanning
gospel, hip-hop and
R&B include Common,
Faith Evans, Heavy D,
Anthony Hamilton, Kirk
Franklin, MC Lyte and
TV In Black ..or,:i.... r,-.ii D- -
and women another for
bragging rights and
5 p.m., "Rap City"
11 p.m, "In Living Color"
Monday-Friday 6 p.m &
Saturday 3 p.m. 4 p.m.,
"106 & Park"
Tuesday & Fridays, 10
p.m., "Comic View" -
BET's primetime comedy
hit flips the script.
side-splitting blasts from
the past mixed in with
some of today's funniest
Thursday, 9 p.m.,
Friday, 12:30 p.m.,
the videos that YOU
voted for!*Sat. 4/1, 7:30
p.m. "Lil' Kim:
Lockdown" Lil' Kim
hates the new footage she
reshot for her music
video; Moe turns herself
*Sat. 4/1, 11:00 p.m. -
Baby Boy (2001) A mis-
guided 20-year-old jug-
gles various women while
dealing with two children
and his mother's new
boyfriend. Starring Tyrese
Gibson, Omar Gooding,
A.J. Johnson, Taraji
Henson, Taraji P. Henson,
Calvin 'Snoop Dogg'
Dogg, Tamara LeSeon
Bass. Vi, hg Rhames.
Directored by John
*Sun. ,4/2, 12:00 p.m. -
"Chappelle Speaks" -
Comic Dave Chappelle
discusses his decision to
walk away from his popu-
lar TV series.
*Sun. 4/2, 1:00 p.m. A
Piece of thiActiori (1977)
- Two con men are per-
suaded: by a retired
policeman to volunteer
their services to a ghetto
youth center. Starring
Sidney Poitier, Bill
Cosby, James Earl Jones,
Denise Nicholas. Denise
Clarke, Tracy Reed, Tito
Varidis, Frances Foster,
Jason Evers, Marc
Lawrence, Ja'Net DuBois.
Directored by Sidney
*Sun. 4/2, 4:00 p.mi -:
Bebe's .Kids (1992) n
this animated mo\ie,
three lonely latchkey kids
vent their frustrations.
Based on late comic
Robin Harris' stand-up
routine. Voices: Faizon
Love, Vanessa Bell
Houston, Tone Loc, Nell
Carter, Reynaldo Rey.
R age D-8/April 1, 2006
The Florida Star
ltlLS .- --l --- ---
Miss Charmette Pageant Scheduled In April
The Miss Charmette con-
testants are Courtney D.
High), Shanall McKenzie
(Andrew Jackson High),
Jasmine N. Peterson
(Ribault High), Chala D.
High), and Kierra S.
Williams (Darnell Cookman
Courtney D. Matthews
Chala D. Williams
The Duval County
Chapter of the Charmettes
host the 2006 Miss
Kierra S. Williams
Saturday, April 8, 7:00 p.m.
at the LaVilla School of The
Jasmine N. Peterson
Arts located at 501 Davis St.
The Duval County
Chapter of Charmettes
Incorporated is a sisterhood
of dedicated professional
women, committed to
enhancing the quality of life
within the community.
The Miss Charmette
Pageant is the major
fundraiser for the the organ-
ization.. Proceeds from the
pageant are used to provide
scholarships for deserving
students at Florida
Community College at
Jacksonville and other his-
torically African American
colleges and universities in
~h ~Thc A-
Bruce Bruce is a name synonymous with keeping audiences
rolling.with laughter thanks to his captivating improve skills and
larger than life comedic style. He is well known to audiences
from his two-year stint of the host of BET's "Comic View" as
well as the host of BET's "Coming to the Stage."
Thu Apr 06, 2006 8:00 P.M.
Fri Apr 07, 2006 8:00 P.M.
Fri Apr 07, 2006 10:00 P.M.
Sat Apr 08, 2006 8:00 P.M.
Sat Apr 08, 2006 10:00 P.M.
"Ticket Prices range from $25-$30 depending on seat selection.
Actor/comedian Mark Curry is best known for portraying Mark k'
Cooper on the hit ABC-TV sitcom "Hangin' With Mr. Cooper" for :C, '
five seasons as well as hosting "Showtime at the Apollo".
Fri May 05, 2006 8:00 P.M. ,
Fri May 05, 2006 10:00 P.M.
Sat May 06, 2006 8:00 P.M.
Sat May 06, 2006 10:00 P.M.
"Ticket Prices range from .2S-$25 depending on seat selection.
He played Uncle Elroy on "Next Friday" & "Friday After Next".
You've also seen DC Curry on HBO, BET and Comedy Central.
He was named Black Entertainment Television's comedian of
the year in 1996. Curry has also starred in ABC's sitcom "Grace
Thu May 25, 2006 8:00 P.M.
Fri May 26, 2006 8:00 P.M.
Fri May 26, 2006 10:00 P.M.
Sat May 27, 2006 8:00 P.M.
Sat May 27, 2006 10:00 P.M.
Sun May 28, 2006 8:00 P.M.
'Ticket Prices for Thursday range from 515-$20 depending on seat selection.
"Ticket Prices for Fri Sun range from 520-$25 depending on seat selection.
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Charmettes standing are Sherry Warrick,. Ladorne Austin, Towanda Youngand Loretta
Bolton. Seated are Elizabeth Miranda, Synester Jones, Barbara Hopkins, Henrietta
Sam, Gerelive Oliver and Janice Austin. Not shown are Vivian Flowers, Wilma Lauray,
Lillian Bryant, Bonnie Flowers, President.
Luxury Cars Shown At The Ritz
By Marsha Dean Phelts
d'Elegance at the Ritz
Carlton seems to get bigger.
each year. As always the
show is a spectacular four-
day event. The sighting of
50,000 smiling faces and'
million dollar cars parading
over the golf fairways is
To participate in this
world class annual car show
antique cars travel from the
corners of the continent and
across the ocean to Amelia
Island, Florida. Car enthusi-
asts also assemble here from
places near and far and mar-
vel over the showing of
designed and crafted auto-
This year over 250 vin-
tage cars were in the line up.
New custom made automo-
biles displayed were also
featured such as the
Maybach; Bentley, Jaguar
XK, the SLR McLaren and
other dream cars.
The 2006 Camaro
Concept Car was a favorite
of many who saw it. Brand
Porsche Cayman S, Spyker
Cars North America,
Lamborghini and the Ferrari
FXX attracted lots of atten-
tion. The feature automo-
bile maker was
Three time winner of the
Indianapolis 500, the leg-
endary Johnny Rutherford
served as. Honorary
Chairman of the llth
including the McLaren M16
were among the cars in the
show. Some of the vintage
cars included Steam Cars,
Horseless Carriages (1895-
1915), The Great American
Convertibles, and Wpodies,
Silver Ghosts, Coachwork
Fords, Race Cars, Art Deco
Motorcycles, a xariet\ of
European Classics from
1924 and quite a number of
other rarely seen beauties.
In addition to the parade,
106 cars (separate from the
show) were auctioned. The
oldest car being auctioned
was a 1903 Cadillac Model
A. All but three.of the cars
sold for an aggregate sum of
over 22 million dollars. Bill
Wnrner of Jacksonville
D'elegance in 1996.
To date this event has
raised more than $1.4 mil-
lion for the benefit of
Community Hospice of
and his volunteers are mak-
Car Show continued on C-3
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I.M. Shefield selected this dashing 2006 Lamborghini to
pose for a picture with his mother, Monica Shefield and
her fiance, Maurice Isom.
Ellen Johnson and Dr. Valencia Covington of Charlotte,
North Carolina admire this 1933 Duesenberg.
Coming Soon...~ r I
F'T D ]lA C"TA D
APRIL 1, 2006
Ask Deanna! is an advice column known for its fearless approach to reality-based sub-
My boyfriend goes to a college two states away and I feel
as if I'm losing him. We got engaged after high school and
have plans to marry when we both graduate. He's now act-
ing as if he's not interested, standing me up for dates and he
forgot my birthday. He insists that things are fine but his
actions indicate other things. Should I volunteer to transfer
to his school to help this relationship?
Audrey (Wichita, KS)
You were not born last night to know the fat lady is singing on the sidelines of your
relationship. Face it, you had a good run and it's over. Distance relationships are hard and
even harder for youngsters who haven't tasted life. His behavior and actions are confirm-
ing your misgivings. Share with him your concerns and be prepared for the worse. As for
the transfer, if he hasn't asked you to be with him, don't force it and keep it moving.
I'm a 62-year-old divorced man and I find it difficult to meet women at my age. The
attractive older women tend to want younger men around 50 or 60. I'm not primarily
looking for intimacy but I'm still active without Viagra. I'm not outgoing and find it dif-
ficult to talk to women on the street. I want a relationship and want to know if I should
try a dating service?
Anonymous On-Line Reader
Regardless of age, place yourself in an environment with women you have things in
common with. Take the time to determine why you want to date and what you expect out
of a relationship and what you can contribute. Once this is done become more open-
minded and focus on aspects other than physical appearance. These tips should boost
your confidence and help you come out of your shell as you seek a mate on your own or
My mother stayed friends withmy wife after our divorce. My ex-wife cheated on me,
placed me in debt and wrecked another man's family. My mother is still holding on to
her because my wife was the daughter she never had. I have no use for this woman and
wish my mother would do the same. We are arguing more and more and the family is
starting to divide. How do I make my mother understand that she needs to let go and
Emille (Pittsubrgh PA)
A divorce is like death and there must be a grieving-period before moving on. Your
mother had an emotional attachment and family bond with your wife. It's true that spous-
es don't marry the family but your case is an exception. Your mother has forgiven her for
the pain and you should talk to your mother and seek healing. If your mother is happy
and no harm or disrespect is coming your way, leave it alone and let things run its course.
Write Ask Deanna! Email: askdeannal) iyahoo.com oir Deanna MA 264 S, La Cienega,
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To Be Equal cont'd from A-2 -' ~~\ ; *, ""
Managing Pain In Pets
If Rover or Whiskers is in pain, you may not hear even the slightest meow or bark,.
preferring to suffer in silence. So how can you tell if your pet's aching?
According to Dr. Mark Stickney, a veterinarian in the College of Veterinary
Medicine & Biomedical Sciences at Texas A&M University, knowing if our pets are
in pain can be tricky.
"All pets show pain differently," says Stickney. "Cats are prone to hide when they
are uncomfortable while dogs tend to show pain more than their feline friends."
There is a lot of variation when it comes to pets and showing pain, he adds.
"The signs of pain are not always obvious. Some common signs are less energetic.
greetings and refusing to eat or drink," he says. "Some animals may pace or pant if
they are in pain or they may growl or snap if the sore spot is touched."
Your pets may show you all of these.signs while some may show you almost
none, Stickney adds. "Cats are the classic example," he says. "They can be in large
amounts of discomfort and still hide their pain."
"What it boils down to is owners know their pets best," he says. "If you think your
animal is uncomfortable and not behaving normally, you should call your veterinar-
ian for an evaluation."
He notes that the causes of pain can come from various sources.
"We see several types of injuries like those caused by cars or other animals," says
Stickney. "Pain can-also occur.as pets get older from diseases such as arthritis."
The most common treatment for pain is non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs,
says Stickney. "There is a wide variety of medication for both dogs and cats. These
products will reduce inflammation and make the animals feel better. They usually
come in flax ored preparations disguised as treats."
If you suspect your pet is in pain and a veterinarian cannot be reached, human
pain medication should never be an option. "Animals metabolize drugs differently
than we do," he says. "Human medication \will not work nearly as well and could
damage organs like the kidneys or liver."
But there are things you can do at home to make your pet more comfortable, he
says. "Try to make arrangements so your pet does not have to move," says Stickney.
"Keep him or her confined in a small room or crate." He also suggests moving food
and water bowls closer to the animal.
Since Rover and Whiskers can't tell you when they are aching, it's up to you to
recognize behavioral changes that might indicate pain.
"The veterinary profession has come a long way in recognizing pain in animals,"
says Stickney. "If you think your pet is in pain, contact your veterinarian because,
there are numerous options to make your pet feel more comfortable."
Pet Talk is a service of the College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical
Sciences, Texas A &M University. Suggestions for future topics may be directed to
compared to White
owned businesses is a
vast improvement over
S2005 index which report-
ed only 37 percent of
businesses as Black-
However, access to
financing and capital still
prevent most Black
owned businesses for sta-
bilizing and expanding.
Again, the lower home
equity values retained by
African Americans pre-
vent many minority-
owned businesses from
accessing the needed cap-
ital out of their own
homes. A National Urban
is for Congress to double
the size of the New
Markets Tax Credit pro-
gram to enable more
investment in businesses
and minority owned firms
located and serving disad-
vantaged urban communi-
This year's report on
The State of Black
America moves many of
these issues to the front
burner. But more thin
simply describing the
problems, the report
offers concrete solutions
from both the National
Urban League and some
of America's leading
scholars and social com-
mentators for moving
African Americans from
poverty to self-sufficien-
cy to prosperity. We
encourage you to look at
thie State of Black
America 2006 report at
(www nul.org). For Black
America and others, there
is trouble afoot. But,
together there are also
solutions that can help
every, American find the
Road to recovery and pros-
1HEN YOU SE HE E POWER OF COMMUNITY
They help community groups like the PTA"', your chur
your employer organize resources and focus them
needed most. Especially fighting to keep kids away
Deadline for Ads:
Tuesday @ 5 p.m.
Call: (904) 766-8834
If You Were Impacted by
Hurricane Katrina or Rita,
You May be Eligible for Help from FEMA.
The deadline to register for
FEMA assistance is March 11, 2006.
There are a number of disaster programs for which you
may be eligible. The programs include: temporary
housing assistance, replacement grants for serious
Disaster related needs and home repair not covered by
private insurance, or other assistance programs including
low-interest disaster loans through the U.S. Small
Business Administration. You do not need to complete a
loan application with the SBA to be considered for :
FEMA's temporary housing assistance or funds
for certain other disaster related needs you may have.
Call FE A to register or go online
1-800-621-FEMA (6:00 a.m.-- Midnight daily EST)
Multilingual operators are available
Disaster recovery assistance is available without irgard to race, color, sex,
religion, national origin, age, disability, or economic status.
lfyou or someone you know has been discriminated against. you should call
F :FA at 800-621-3362 or contact yon State Office of Equal Rig*s.
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APRIL 1, 2006 I
Jacksonville DCF Employees Win Productivity Awards
Award Winners Jones,
Three teams of
employees have been-
honored with the state's
most respected awards for
innovation and productivity,
the Davis Productivity
The awards recognize
DCF employees' efforts to
help thousands of Hurricane
Wilma victims, the develop-
ment of a new process that
cuts the time needed to train
new employees by more
than half, and more timely
submission of reports on
how children in the
We apologize for several
inadvertent errors included
in an article entitled
"Charlotte Stewart, The
Florida Star's Legend" and
(Page B-5 in
T h e
l^ (March 25,
S 2006). Mrs.
Stewart name was
published as "Charlotte
Dwright Stewart" instead of
"Charlotte Dwight Stewart".
Her father, the late David H.
Dwight, was referred to as
"David H. Wright". We
regret any inconvenience
caused by these errors.
OF THE LOVE
You answered the
Master's call two years
ago, March 29, 2004 with
a great smile
on your face.
We miss your prayers,
smiles, good down home
and affection, sense
of humor and all that you
are to us.
What a joy you must
have experienced when
the Lord called you
"servant" and said,
WE MISS YOUIIIIl
-GWEN, THE FAMILY,
AND THE TAYLORS-
Award Winners Zipperer, Award Winners-Williams,
Gideon. Edwards, Elder, Brooks.
Department's care are doing. Nancy Dreicer, District
"We are proud of the Administrator and Northeast
efficiency and creativity of Zone Leader for the
our DCF employees,"said Department of Children and
Families in Jacksonville.
"They are committed to
doing more with less by
developing new techniques
and processes that provide
world class service to our
customers while lowering
the cost for the Florida tax-
employees responded rapid-
ly when Hurricane Wilma
hit South Florida last fall,
leaving thousands of people
without food for several
Test Your Knowledge of Women's History
1. Who founded Bethune-Cookman College, established The National Cornin il of0 Negro \\omen. arn
served as an advisor on minority affairs to President Franklin D. Roose ell'
2. What woman won the Nobel Prize for Literature?
3. What Black woman refused to give up her seat to a White nan. in lMontgomer,. .lab.iama in o155
thus sparking the civil rights movement of the following decade?
4. Who was the first woman to run for President of the United States i IS"2' I
5. Who opened up social work as a profession for women, and al.o .'.on the '191 Nobel Peace Prizi
for her anti-war organizing work?
6. Which Mexican-American woman has repeatedly been the leading nionel winner in the Ladie.
Professional Golf Association?
7. Who was the first woman Poet Laureate of the United States'
8. Who was the first "First Lady" to have developed her o'n political and media identity '
9. Who wrote the first version of the Equal Rights Amendment. in 1923'
10. Who was the first Black woman elected to Congress?
11. What leading suffragist was arrested and convicted of attempting to ote in the I 872 election
12. Who was the first Chinese-American woman ever elected to hold a state ide office in the Linitei
13. What journalist traveled around the world in 72 days in 1 8900
14. What woman was turned down by 29 medical schools before being accepted as a student. graduate
ed at the head of her class, and became the first licensed woman doctor in the Li S '
15. What former slave was a powerful speaker for the rights of women and Black people'
16. When was the Equal Rights Amendment first introduced into Congress"
17. Who was the last queen of the Hawaiian Islands, deposed because American business interests \ant
ed to annex Hawaii to the U.S.?
18. Which woman was banished from the Massachusetts BaN Colon) for holding ilhgious discussion
meetings in her home?
19. Who spoke out for the advancement of American Indians' rights from speaker's platforms nation
wide and before Congressional committees in the 1880s?
20. Who drove a stagecoach across the roughest part of the\ est \% Ithout anm one kno ming until she die
that she was a woman?
21.. Who was the first Hispanic woman to serve as U.S. Treasurer"
22. Who was the Shoshone Indian woman who served as guide and interpreter on the Lew is and Clar
23. Who was Chair of the Board and publisher of The Washington Post and Ne\ws\week magazine, an
also oversaw-six broadcasting stations?
24. About 20,000 women shirtwaist workers staged a strike for bener working conditions Their action
was called the "Uprising oftthe 20,000." When and where did his strike occur'
25. When did officials of Little League Baseball announce ihat the\\ would "defer to the changing social
climate" and let girls play on their teams?
26. As vice president of the United Farm Workers, what woman has been Ital in speaking for cir I an
economic rights for farm workers throughout the U.S.?
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28. What woman w\as minted to teai h nueclie.ii m p ~-
studentswere allowed to study there?
29. What woman served as a "conductor" on the Underground Railroad. freeing hundreds of souther
slaves and leading them to safety in the North? A $40,000 reward '.as offered for her capture
30. Whatwoman is credited withhelping free more than 2.000 Chirse women and children smuggle
into San Francisco to be sold as slaves?
31. Who was the first Afican-American woman poet to have her rks published?:
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ANNUAL KIDS EASTER PARTY-A Children Easter
S Parr \\ill be hosted at the American Legion Post 197
located at 2179 Benedict Rd. on Saturday. April 15, 1:00-
4:00 p.m. Parents are encouraged to bring their children
early. This e~ent is usually tilled to capacity. For addition-
al information call Joann Miller at 768-1206.
CLASS MEETING-The 1953 graduating class of old
d Stanton High School \\ill meet on Saturday. April 8. 1:00
p.m. at the Bradham-Brooks Librar located on West
Edge\\ood A\ enue. All grads and members of the Class of
1953 are invited to attend and support the ne"\ class
Chairperson. James Pippins.
CLASS OF 1944-The 194-4 Class of Stanton High School
.ill meet Saturda.. April I at Dallas Graham Library at
4:00 p.m. All members are asked to please attend.
Niembers not able to attend the meeting but are interested
- in the celebration, should contact Eula NI. Mayes at 355-
3730 or Lillie W. Blue at 764-4829.
d ANNIVERSARY RECITAL-Adrienne's Dance & Baton
Company. Jackson [ille's oldest African American owned
k dance school. \%ill celebrate its 15th Anniversary Recital on
Saturday. April 23 at the Times-Union Center for
d Performing Arts. The pre-show begins at 4:45 p.m. and the
performance begins at 5:30 p.m. For ticket information
n call (904) 766-3339. Adrienne Nlartin-Ravnell. Directress.
al ANNUAL SPRING FEVER FAMILY FESTIVAL-
AdIenture Landing will host the Second Annual Spring
d Fever Family Festival on Saturday. April 15. This fun-
filled, free outdoor event will celebrate the Easter Holiday.
nn te nai.faiLis orm all over the First Coast and raise
S .-- ... --- t ,ih.-n,,-Northeast Florida.
The eent will be held at Adventure Landing located at
n 1944 Beach Blvd.
d REUNION CRUISE-The Raines Class of 1981 is plan-
ning a 25 year Reunion Cruise (five nights) to Grand
Cay man Islands and Ocho Rios. Jamaica. Participants will
travel aboard the carnival Imagination departing from
Miami on November I1. 2006. For information call
Cecilia Dorsey. Reunion Coordinator, at 904,766-8784
WJCT OFFERS FIRST COAST COMMUNITY
PARENTING COUNTS WVORKSHOPS--WJCT Public
Broadcasting is bringing research on best parenting prac-
tices into the lives of parents and caregivers on the First
Coast \ ith a series of workshops on April 29 and June 24,
9:00 a.m. until noon. at WJCT Studios. Co-developed by
the Talaris Research Institute and KCTS Seattle Public
Television, and sponsored locally by WJCT. "Parenting
Counts: A Focus On Early Learning" is a training session
with goals of stimulating greater awareness of early learn-
ing (ages birth to five years). promoting more effective
parenting and caregiver techniques and enhancing
parent.child relationships. The workshops are free and
open to parent education professionals. caregivers and
those who work %with children under the age of five.
Seating is limited: contact Beth Culkeen at WJCT at
904.358.6391 or email email@example.com to secure your
place at either the April or June Parenting Counts work-
BOOK CLUB IEETING--Jacksonville NMayor John
Peyton invites his Book Club members and their families
to meet him for a Book Club meeting and zoo animal-
themed story time on Sunday. April 2. 1:30 p.m. at
Regency Square Regional Branch Library. 9900 Regency
Square Blvd. To learn more about RALLY Jacksonville!
and NMayor Peyton's Book Club. visit the Jacksonville
Children's Commission online at wvvww.jaxkids.org or call
LEADERSHIP JACKSONVILLE RECOGNIZES
OUTSTANDING CONIMMUNITY TRUSTEES, CELE-
BRATES 30 YEARS OF SERVICE--Leadership
Jacksonville's 11th Annual Celebration of Leadership
Dinner \w ill honor A. Hugh Greene. Ju'Coby Pittman-Peele
and William Scheu for their dedication to our community.
The Honorable John Delaney is the special guest presenter.
Funds raised from the April 20th event benefit Youth
Leadership Jacksonville programs. This year's event also
celebrates Leadership Jacksonville's 30 years of senrice to
the community. Leadership Jacksonville was established
in 1976 as a vehicle to broaden the leadership base in the
First Coast communmt. Under the guidance of Fred
Schultz, the organization's founding president; Leadership
Jacksonville was formed in partnership with the
Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce, the Junior League of
Jacksonville. and the Jacksonville Council on Citizen
Involvement. Tickets to the 2006 Celebration of
Leadership can be purchased b\ calling Leadership
Jacksonville at 904.396.6263 or by visiting the payment
center at w\vI.leadershipiax.org.
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H. Speed, Jr., President and CEO of North Carolina
Mutual, Appointed to Board of Federal Reserve's Charlotte Office
Durham, NC James H.
Speed, Jr., President and
CEO of North Carolina
Mutual Life Insurance
Company, has been appoint-
ed to the seven-member
Board of Directors of the
Federal Reserve Bank office
in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Speed, who heads the oldest
and largest insurance com-
pany in America with its
roots in the African-
American community, will
serve a three-year term.
As the nation's central
bank, the Federal Reserve
sets monetary policy, super-
vises and regulates member
financial institutions, and
provides an array of finan-
cial services. Charlotte is the
second largest financial cen-
ter in the United States.
The Federal Reserve
Bank office there provides
financial services to deposi-.
tory institutions in the
Carolinas and its supervi-
sion and regulation staff
% at ..so*
promote the safety:
soundness of the large
quartered in Charlotte
Speed became Pr(
and Chief Executive (
of North Carolina i
Life Insurance Comp
January 2005. He preN
had served as Senio
Carolina Mutual, Spe
Senior Vice President
Treasurer of Hardee'E
Systems. A certified
was senior audit man
the accounting firm D
Speed grew u
Oxford, North Carolii
received the B.S.
from North Ca
and the MBA degree
Atlanta University in
He is a member c
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e bank Certified Public
head- Accountants, Institute of
0. Management Accountants,
resident and the National Association
Officer of Black Accountants. He
Mutual serves on the Board of
)any in Directors of RBC Centura
viously Funds, The Nottingham
ir Vice Investment Trust.II, Triangle
Chief Urban League, Triangle
United Way, UNC Health
North Care Systems, North
ed was Carolina Citizens for
, Chief Business and Industry,
and Central Children's Home of
s Food North Carolina, and North
public Carolina Central University
earlier School of Business.
ager at North Carolina Mutual
)eloitte Life Insurance Company
.offers a wide variety of
ap in insurance products, includ-
na, and .ing life, accident and health,
degree dental and disability through
arolina group plans for both large
1975 and small organizations and
e from through individual policies.
1979. Since its founding 107 years
of the ago. in Durham, North
'b r -. "* % *
James Hi. Speed, Jr.
Carolina Mutual has built a
reputation for financial sta-
bility and the personalized
service it provides its policy-
holders'. It has policyhold-
ers in 24 states and the
District of Columbia and
more than $12 billion of
insurance in force. North
Carolina Mutual insures two
million people through its
employee group plans.
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Hopkins And Tarver
To Fight In June
S Bernard Hopkins
and Antonio Tarver
d IBO light heavy-
r ai weight champi-
S l onship .June 10 in
Hopkins Tarver Boardwalk Hall in a
bout that will be tel-
evised live on HBO pay-per-view.
Hopkins (46-4-1, 32 knockouts) hopes it will be the
final chapter in a storied career that saw him make a
record 20 straight defenses as a middleweight champion
over the span of 11 years. But he lost his lh it two fights,
both to Jermain Taylor, and many are saying the 41-year-
old should have walked away from the ring already.
"The difference between Bernard Hopkins and
Tarver," Hopkins said, "is Bernard Hopkins has some-
thing to prove and has something to go into the ring and
fight for and that's my legacy."
Hopkins has chosen to move up in class to face the
37-year-old Tarver (24-3, 18 knockouts), who has long
said that he doesn't receive the respect in the boxing com-
munity that he believes his record and his abilities war-
"He has big goals. He has big dreams," Tarver said.
"It's up to me to close the door."
Gators Aiming At George Mason
Winning four games in
the tournament and becom-
ing the first No. 11 seed in
two decades to reach the
national semifinals, though,
George Mason University
(27-7) now has a place in
college basketball lore.
The only way for
Florida, LSU or UCLA to
reclaim the spotlight is to
ruin the feel-good story.
The Florida Gators gets-
the first crack Saturday
night, and Donovan knows
he'll face as great a chal-
lenge in winning as he will
getting fan support.
Florida (31-6), which
will face No. 11 seed George
Mason Saturday, April 1 in
the national semifinals. No.
2 seed UCLA plays No. 4
seed LSU in the other game.
"They (George Mason)
are a terrific team and for us
it's another challenge against
a great team," Florida coach
Billy Donovan said.
"They've proven that with
what they did against
Connecticut and Michigan
State and North Carolina.
I'm excited for George
Mason and it's great for col-
"They play college bas-
ketball the way they should
play it," Donovan said.
"We're looking at this game
as playing one of the best
teams in the United States of
America because that is
what they are."
Florida (31-6) made it
here despite starting four
sophomores, losing its top
three scorers from a year ago
and lacking the veteran
poise it usually takes to
make a Final Four run.
LSU (27-8) is even
younger -- and further ahead
of schedule. After Brandon
Bass declared for the NBA
draft last spring many in
Bayou country thought the
Tigers were likely at least a
year away from such a deep
tournament run. Coach John
Brady made sure they didn't
waste the opportunity and
reached the Final Four after
taking down both top-seed-
ed Duke and second-seeded
UCLA (31-6), of course,
is hoping to add to its
NCAA record-setting col-
lection of national champi-
onship trophies as John
Wooden, the godfather of
the program, watches from
Owners Vote To Limit
End Zone Celebrations
NFL owners voted 29-3 Wednesday to limit end zone
demonstrations, including those using props such as
Cincinnati's Chad Johnson's pylon putt or Terrell Owens'
Sharpie signing; or another Owens specialty, sit-ups after a
score. Moves like that will now draw a 15-yard unsports-
manlike conduct penalty. Also banned: Johnson's proposal
to a cheerleader on the sideline --another of his shows last
year-- because he got down on one knee and doffed his hel-
On the other hand, his "Riverdance" routine, one of last
season's highlight film bests, will be OK because he stayed
on his feet. That kind of thing is still allowed, as is spiking,
dunking or spinning the ball after a TD. Still, there will have
to be some innovation by the celebrators. "I'm looking for-
ward to seeing what Chad will come to celebrate with now,"
Indianapolis coach Tony Dungy said after the vote.
Jacksonville Suns Release 2006 Promotional Schedule
Coming off a season that
saw the Suns not only win
its third Southern League
Championship, but also
named Minor League Team
o'f the Year, the team
announced it's 2006 promo-
tional schedule, packed with
unique events to honor last
year's team, raise money for
important charitable organi-
zation, aLu I ...-
unprecedented lexel of
enrerriimnent for baseball
fans in Jackson\ ille.
Highlighting the first
month of the season is
Opening Day, when the first
3.000 fans through the gates
\\ill receive a replica of the
Suns' Southern Leaigue
Opening weekend d \vill
also feature the first in a
set that \\ill honor some of
the top prospects from last
year's championship team.
Andy LaRoche will be
honored on Saturday. April
8. followed b\ Jonathan
Broxton on May 20, Russell
Martin on July 8 and Chad
Billingsley on July 22.
Also being honored this
year is Joel Guzman, who
will be commemorated in a
collectible figurine give-
away on August 12.
Also this year, the Suns
will feature five special jer-
se\ auctions to raise money
Dodger -12jerse P;f "I'..l
Jackie Robinson, pink jer-
se\s for Breast Cancer
A\\areness. Camoutflage jer-
se\s for the U.S. Arm\'s
Birthd.y, Jimmy Buffett
Jerseys to support the
Children's Home Societ\
and a special blue satin jer-
se\ \\ill all be \\orn b\ the
Suns players on different
Fans will ha\e the oppor-
tunit) to purchase these jer-
se\ s through a silent auction
\\ith a portion of the pro-
ceeds going to chart.
Most importantly, the
Suns \\ill welcome the
Famous San Diego Chicken
to the Baseball Grounds for
the final time in his illustri-
After over 20 seasons of
entertaining fans, the
Chicken will be hanging
up his colorful uniform
after this season and fans
will be able to see him for
the last time on Saturday,
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fill things to celebrate from
last season. we \wanted the
promotions for tils season
to tie into that success and
gice the fans something to
remember it by." said Suns
General Manager Kirk
Goodman. "'We are rNr ing to
take the promotions our fans
ha\e shown that the\ enjoy
to a new level and make
2006 one of the most enter-
taining seasons e\er at the
Also ne\t this season,
Suida s are especially for
kids. as each Sunday game
will feature a "kids-onl\"
replica jerseys, wristbands,
coloring books and more
will be given out to kids
each and every Sunday.
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the bases after every Sunday
Fans can count on their
favorite promotions return-
Ing, such as Fift\ Cent
F:-mil\ Fear oin Tiriesdn\<,
where hot dogs, ice cream
treats and peanuts are just
fifty cents, Thursday Night
Throwdown, when Buds are
just a buck and NAPA
Friday Family Fireworks
after every Friday night
New this season is
\,here fans can enljo half-
Drice beer on selected
The Jacksonville Suns,
,the Double-A Southern
League affiliate of the Los
Angeles Dodgers, open the
2006 Southern League sea-
son on April 6 vs. the
Season tickets, sponsor-
ships and group tickets for
the Suns' 70-game regular
season are currently on sale.
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JAIL OR BAIL
EDITOR'S NOTE: All suspects are deemed innocent unless proven
guilty in a court of law. Jacksonville Sheriff's Office reports are a
matter of public record. The Florida Star seeks to educate the com-
munity in the hopes of keeping our community safe.
BATTERY AT THE JAIL An officer was dispatched to an
Inmate Detention Facility. Upon arrival, the officer met the
witness, another officer who advised that he was leaving the
control pod when he heard a commotion in the cell block.
When he looked in to see what the problem was, he saw the
suspect on top of the victim, striking him repeatedly with his
fists. As he entered the cell block, the suspect fled back to his
The suspect was advised of his constitutional rights, which he
acknowledged. The suspect stated that when he stepped out of
his cell, the victim had swung at him, and he struck back. He
could give no explanation as to why the victim would swing at
him. When the officer came into the cell block, he ran back to
his cell to get pants on. The suspect had no visible marks on
The officer spoke with the victim who said that he had had a
confrontation with the suspect the day before. He was fairly
new to the cell block and knew the suspect had been there
a while and had lots of friends. The victim said he went to talk
to the suspect because he did not want to get "jumped" by him
and his friends. He said the suspect pushed him into the cell
and attacked him. When another unknown inmate entered the
cell, the victim tried to escape but the suspect caught him out-
side the cell and continued to hit him until the officer came in.
The victim had a bloody nose, split lip, a cut on his left middle
finger, and minor scratches on his neck. He was attended to by
the jail nurse and sent to Shands Hospital for further evalua-
The victim agreed to cooperate with the state attorney's office
in pressing charges. The suspect was re-arrested and the
charge added to his current arrest file.
POSSESSION OF NEW LEGEND DRUGS WITHOUT A
PRESCRIPTION An officer conducted a traffic stop on a
vehicle in the 2500 block of Townsend Blvd. in reference to a
window tint violation. An odor of marijuana was detected and
contact was made with the suspect/front passenger.
During a search of the suspect, in plain view the officer
observed two white pills laying in the bottom of the suspect's
left pocket (camo type pocket) not in a prescription bottle.
Acheck via the drug hotline revealed that the pills were
Judroxyuzine, a non-scheduled ,drug that does require a pre-
scription. The suspect said that the pills belonged to his moth-
er but he uses them for headaches. Due to the suspect's recent
arrest he did not qualify for NTA and the case was closed and
cleared by an arrest.
RESISTING AN OFFICER An officer observed an aban-
doned car obstructing traffic at w. 28th Street and MoncriefRd.
Upon approaching the abandoned vehicle, the suspect was
asked %was he the owner of the vehicle. The suspect advised
that he wvas the owner. NCIC \\as contacted and it was
revealed that the listed vehicle \\as a rental vehicle. The sus-
she give him his property from inside of the velee. Ieo 1-
cer attempted to talk \w ith the suspect but w ith negative results.
She then asked the suspect did he have a driver's license and to
show proof of ownership or a rental agreement and the suspect
refused. The suspect continued to raise his \oice towards the
officer and display' hostile behavior towards the officer.
Another r oficerwas near the scene and observed the suspect's
violent behavior towards the officer. The officer asked the sus-
pect to leave the area and he refused. \When leaving the scene,
the suspect stated. ."M F the police." The suspect's statements
and actions were heard by his friends, who were attempting to.
interfere with the investigation due to the vehicle being towed
The suspect was arrested and read his constitutional rights.
When questioned, the suspect ad\ ised that he \wanted a second
chance and asked the officer to "unarrest" hinm the suspect
then told the officer that she was acting like a "B h" and that
she only wanted to-arrest him. The suspect was transported to
the PTDF for the booking process.
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Aries (March 21 -
April 19) It would be wise
of you to make
plans to include a
few friends in
your life plans.
Some of your last
minute decisions may sur-
prise a few people but you
will have a chance to enjoy
the shock value. There will
certainly be some sad news.
Relationship with people
around you will be chang-
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will be short This week
lucky numbers are: 7, 9, 15,
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chance to make some spe-
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with some very
creative solutions now. You
are the problem solver this
week so share that special
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it wills immediately materi-
alize. This week lucky num-
bers are: 14, 20, 22, 44, 50,.
Gemini (May 21-
make the differ-
ence at this time
as to 'how every-
one in your environment
reacts. Your power is very
strong now. Applying forjob
interviews and changing
companies will be success-
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numbers are: 5, 15, 1i7, 27,
Cancer June 21- July
22) It is time for you to be
Prepared to grab
a- -- -- I ak en 1 i n&ta
will find 'ourself tuckered
out. Persistence in develop-
ing a new association brings
great rewards. It looks like
you are fed up \ ith the pres-
ent job and there will be
deep thoughts of finding
something more interesting
and meaningful.This week
lucky numbers are: 18, 24,
30, 40, 48,.
Leo (July 23 August
'22) Energy rises ..
this week just in
time for you to
complete all the I
tasks that seemed to hate
been bogging you' dows.
Don't confuse your desire b
help with xhat someone elt
really wants. Sometimes it s
good to let others make their
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Keep in mind that
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work to get closer now.
Develop true sharing and
acceptance. Last but not
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lucky numbers are: 8, 14,
48, 50, 54.
Libra (September 23
October 23) Try to keep
between you and
young Don't let
bogged down in disagree-
ment. It would also be a
good idea to search for
something new at work as
well as at home area. This
week lucky numbers are: 3,
25, 39, 49, 69.
Scorpio (October 24
November 21) Now it is
certainly the time
when you should
follow the idea
asm can de dangerous. Try
to be realistic and don't wear
blinders. While others are
talking about how to solve a
problem, you will have
taken care of everything.
Your ability to move' quickly
and decisively will be appre-
ciated by those who depend
upon you. Make your list
and check it twice. You
have forgotten to buy some-
one a gift or send that spe-
cial card. Some areas are
better to be left aside no\w. In
different areas of your life
-"l v -InI- Me Il[CKN
numbers are: 8. 14. 28. 32.
S a gitta ri us
December 21) You should
be helpful but not
Close people need
S yoour attention and
support, but it doesn't mean.
that your own life isn't
important. Rushing forward
may be exactly what you
don't want to do at this time.
Others may be more moody
than you want to- deal with'
so keep your focus on your
goals and let them solve
their own problems. 'Keep
your eye on your budget this
w\eek as you may find your-
self more' indulgent than
usual. In relationships with
tour beloved you should
triye for unconditional
acceptance and love now. If
lere are problems between
ou two, solve them togeth-
This week lucky num-
rs are: 3, 5, 9, 15, 27.
C a p r i c o r n
december 22 January
) Try to devel-
Y't be too afraid to give
to share now. It is also a
od of time when you can
s and take some time
Others don't like it?
'h. Put yourself first at
Time as you will be
ning out and helping
(s as the weeks
Tess. A time of soul
sling will be rewarding.
ling to'listen would be
a good step ahead for
pon't forget that you
at infallible while try-
irreat others harshly for
tlmall mistakes. This
vucky numbers are: 4,
20 Giving can
make one richer,
not poorer. This
idea must be con-
stantly in your head and
your heart. Try to stay flexi-
ble and open to new endeav-
ors during this week. It
looks like you are the center
of a storm this week and
others may be looking to
you for guidance. Confusion
seems to be the issue this
week. Prepare yourself to be
supportive but do not let
yourself be used for tasks
that others should do for
pays off at this time.
Investigate and integrate
slowly and carefully. Don't
forget to have fun, but clean
up afterwards too.
Difficulties always demand
resources. This week lucky
numbers are: 5, 17, 19, 37,
Pisces (February 19
March 20) Build bonds
of respect. You
too much from
Don't forget that people can
not read your thoughts. If
there is a problem you
shouldn't be afraid to dis-
cuss it. If it barks like dog.
and looks like a dog, it is
probably a dog. Take things
at face value this week and
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Bidders shall meet at the Pellicer Creek Conservation Area.in Flagler County i
on State Road 104 approximately 4-miles west of the Intersection of Interstate
95 and Highway 1. The project site entry is located 25-yards west of Cemetery
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reason why these properties catch your eye. More
than likely, the homes incorporate exterior materials
and designs that embrace the natural environment,
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Most realtors call this eye-catching aspect "curb
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So what is the best way to improve your home's curb
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So when moving forward with renovations sur-
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Upgrade Your Siding
The exterior body of a home is the face it presents
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home and reflects the image desired by its owners.
Choosing the proper siding material is a crucial step
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While a number of alternative wood products
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In addition, advancements in cedar manufactur-
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your home's exterior, rather then maintaining it.
Today, many manufacturers offer Western Red Cedar
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quality-finished products, thus greatly increasing
consistent coating, longevity, and overall resistance
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Real Cedar siding is available in a wide variety of
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The Florida Star/SPECIAL AT HOME EDITION
With Joe And Nellie Henry
By Marsha Dean Phelts
As we celebrate the 55th Anniversary Year of The Florida Star we invite our readers to join us for a virtual tour in the lives and domiciles
of the Joseph Nathaniel Henry's. The Henrys are dual residents of Jacksonville's Hidden Hills community and Historic American Beach
on Amelia Island, Florida. Through their faith in God both have come a long, long way from where life began for these war time baby
boomers in the Jacksonville's Blodgett Homes Projects and a small country town in North Alabama.
TOP FRAME: The banquette seat and table on pillars was
designed by Joe Henry and Interior Designer Jacqueline Joe and Nellie Henry in their spacious master bedroom suite in their Hidden Hills home. The suite includes
P. Williams Home. BOTTOM FRAME: The Drexel dining a mammoth mahogany chest of drawers.
room furnishings have the traditional lines of the past
with an eye towards the future,
Blodgett Homes Project/Jefferson Street Condominiums
"It was all according to the way you see things. Some people could look at a mud-puddle and see an ocean with ships." Zora Neale Hurston
Joe developed a penchant for fine homes but his first home was at 720 Court E in the. heart of the Blodgett Homes Project. Little Joe good
naturedly referred to the two-story public housing units as the Jefferson Street Condominiums. After all an Olympian sized swimming pool, the
only one in the entire city where Blacks could swim and Black children from all over the city came for swimming lessons and aquatic pleasures
was located at the foot of the projects at 4th and Jefferson Streets.
Joe's parents William and Lottie Ford Henry were his role models. They taught him by example to take care of family no mater how bad times
got. They paid their bills on time and believed it was better to be debt free and content rather than head over heels in debt and dodging bill collec-
tors. His parents were hard.workers and made many sacrifices to become homeowners. It took a while but William and Lottie Henry were able to
buy a,home for their'family of five sons and a daughter.
Preparation, Preparation, Preparation
As an honor student at New Stanton High.School Joe Henry's ambition was to graduate from Tennessee A & I University with a degree in
Engineering. Neither Henry nor his parents had the money to send him out of state for higher education but this reality didn't deter him from achiev-
ing his goals to have a quality education." He worked by day and attended the Florida Junior College and Edward Waters College by night.
Scholarships were not available and as. plentiful as they are today. Joe's parents struggled to educate their six children but refused to do it Little
Joe's way -- cosign a college loan for him to attend the university of his heart's desire. Joe and his sister Gloria worked.their way through college.
While attending college locally Joe was drafted in the army. He became a military police. Loving this work the young recruit made up his mind
to work in law enforcement forever. Joe Henry was athletic. Boxing, running, baseball, football, basketball, diving and swimming were a few
everyday sports he enjoyed. He was impressed with 1960 Olympic gold medal boxer and three time heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali. Joe
Henry: The American Dream continued on B-5
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Nellie Henry stands next to ar
these elegant furnishings to th
the guest bedroom.
A 1939 Duncan Phyfe sofa an
reminders of long ago. A be;
ments the room. Nellie's Her
playing her grand piano.
A favorite location in the Hidde
ering room designed so that o
out into the comfort zone of
and storage unit.
Henry: The American Dream
Continued From B-4
admired Ali for his faith and convictions to give up everything for what he
believed in. Joe was like that himself and like Ali Joe Henry remained
steadfast and persevered in reaching his goals.
When Henry received his discharge from the U. S. Army he joined the
Jacksonville Sheriffs Office. He served in several capacities as an officer
in intelligence, organized crime and community affairs. He received
extended training and schooling at the FBI National Academy and also
S graduated with a bachelor's and master's degree from the University of
k": North Florida. Developers and neighborhood groups frequently call upon
S. him for his expertise in- crime prevention through environmental design.
-3 Henry earned the distinction of being the First African American in the
.... Jacksonville Sheriffs Office to become Director of Operations and to have
served as Undersheriff.
S In 1972 Joe Henry's comely looks and charming manner arrested the
Elegant bed. The Henry'smoved heart of Nellie Ragland a newly tenured teacher in the Michigan School
eir newest digs in Hidden Hills for System. After one visit to Jacksonville Nellie returned to the state of
Michigan only to pack her belongings. Henry's spiritual mentor, Rev. C. B.
Dailey, performed the marriage ceremony for them.
A native of Anniston, Alabama, Nellie's large family served as her mem
tors and role models. Although her maternal grandfather and great grand-
father died before she was born they left their legacies. Her great grandfa-
their, Thomas Dulaney founded the St. Mary Baptist Church in Lincoln,
Alabama in 1884, later her grandfather, Hodge Pearson established the first
s. school in the. church for Black children and her grandmother, Della
-.- Dulaney Pearson served as pianist for the church. As a child Nellie became
S an accomplished pianist. She played for the Sunday school and Church in
her hometown. Nellie's childhood dream was to become a .teacher. By
staying focused and with God's many blessings Nellie's dreams have been
S realized. Her thirty-three year career with the Duval County School
SSystem was rewarding as a kindergarten teacher, 6th grade teacher, lead
S teacher in the Even Start Family Literacy Program and lead teacher in the
Florida First Start Program.
The American Dream
d Victorian chairs are sentimental
autiful black grand piano compli- After building their first home across from the Trout River and starting
rys lifelong pastime and joy is their family, Joe's, fondest dream of owning a home on American Beach
continued tugging at his heart. Joe had been coming to American Beach as
far back as he could remember. Throughout his childhood his daddy's sis-
S ter, Wilma Henry Irving would pile Joe, his siblings and cousins in her
Pontiac and bring them for outings on American Beach. His Uncle Buddy
and Aunt Elvira (Walter and Elvira Henry) also brought the family to the
beach where good times were endless. At the beach Joe and other swim-
mers swam out to the blue line (150 yards off shore), just for the challenge
of it. Joe's most cherished beach memories were of watching the dancigg
competitions at El Patio, the establishment where teenagers dominated.
Nellie, too loved outings to American Beach with equal passion. She
clung to flashbacks from her husband, his siblings and friends as they
recounted summer weekends spent on American Beach. Joe's stories
always began with the words, "American Beach, --Our Beach."
American Beach Our Beach
.trei Sunday evening views of the ocean from the front porch of friends, Dot
*n Hills house is its lakefront gath- and William Lucas, Nellie too had hopes of owning a beach house. Joe
overflowing family and friends spill inquired about property, in time along with his colleague and friends-,
an eight seated banquette seating
Henry: American Beach-Our Beach continued on B-6
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Henry: American Beach-Our Beach
Continued From B-5 --
S- mie and Jackie
Tyson the two families -
seized an opportunity to
S". purchase vacant property
..,, o ton American Beach. 4f-,
would still be manyyears.
---.- before either could devel- e
e a t op the beautiful forest
a... .. plot at the base of a grove
Sof ancient live oaks, mag-
?g r nolias and palmetto
A' N As the millennium
Though retired, Henry maintains routine office hours at home was commemorated
Sas he prepares speeches and presentations for neighborhood around the worked, the
associations and volunteer service organizations. Henry and Tyson families
had even more reasons to celebrate. They broke ground in 2000 and began construction
S. on a state of the arts home on American Beach. To take maximum advantage of their lots
Joe Henry a baby boomer was a knok out in the Henry and Tyson families built two beautiful brick homes with a zero lot line on their
Jais time. property. Theirs were the first homes that Jacksonville builders Williams and Rowe
Company designed and built on American Beach. After construction of the Henry and
Tyson homes, new homeowners began lining up one right behind the other to sign contracts with Williams and Rowe to have their
American Beach dream homes built. Since
2000, Williams and Rowe a Jacksonville based O T C O F
company has constructed 6 custom designed NOT I CEO F
one, two, and three storied brick, block, stucco
and frame homes on America Beach with more PUBLIC IEARING
Hanging out on American Beach gives Joe IACKSONVILLE TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY
and Nellie a whole new perspective on laid back R F~ Bs_-Y s. ,c M ,.05, Imis 2iss i i a t
living. They walk at sunrise or jog down shad- aSl -r a .
ed moss covered tree lined streets. Both zoom nu Arf~ eMFS~u a w- So r:
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scooters, roller blades or skates. The Henrys r-... r-.. ~ ~ft O .r ,em -e r,. ~n;t,. A.ei,,, is ratfa z rs
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what they please that includes checking out the Rpr ~nrnmiitV E ~'rnsiPEa S'r ,7(, :-
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times they romp inbrougthe surf or compete with di-
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antique family heirlooms to furnish the recently Thaemg, af C4,Aii beGy
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The Undersheriff sitting in the line of duty while on a mission in Cape Town, -
in Hidden Hills. A prized sofa created by leading American 19th century furniture
maker Duncan Phyfe and the-Victorian Chairs stand as sentinel reminders of the formal andice Henry poses by the statute of amuse thas
dates to 130 BC at the Louvre-the most classic
living rooms from their youth. The polished oak wood-floors are partially covered with museum in the world.
fine hand woven wool rugs. Throughout the Henry homes their appreciation for art and
history is evident by museum quality selections in every room. Interior Designer Jacqueline Williams has been a consultant for the homes that the
Henry's have designed and built. Decorators from the Purple Parrot, Silk Bloomers and Liberty Furniture Store also assisted the Henrys with the
blending of flora, sculptures, paintings and arrange-
N O T C E "F, From their primary home in Hidden Hills the
N % I IC F Henrys are a 20 minute drive from American Beach,
Jacksonville Beach, the Avenues or the North side.
P U B L IC H E On Sunday mornings it only takes them 15 minutes
S S I EAI to get to Shilo Metropolitan Baptist Church in down-
JACKSONVILLE TRANSPORTATION AUTHORPT' town Jacksonville.
Rewards of Retirement
Undersheriff Joseph Henry retired in 2004 after a
thirty-five year career in law enforcement with the
Jacksonville Sheriffs office. Henry's greatest joy in
that job was shared by hundreds of thousands. That
was his participation in the historical election of his
classmate, friend and neighbor, Nat (Nathaniel)
Glover as the Sheriff of Jacksonville. This victory in
Portrait of the Henrys son-in-law, daughter and
granddaughter. Desi, Bridgette and Somer
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Favorite location in the house is its' lakefront gather-
ing room designed so that overflowing family and
friends spill out into the comfort zone of an eight
seated counter and equal number of seats in a
1995 .resulted in Glover's
landslide election as Florida's
first Black Sheriff since
After a teaching career
that spanned 37 years Nellie
Ragland Henry who retired in
2005 has an avalanche of pre-
With fondness she recalls
the beaming faces of children
as they would light up by
degrees going on field trips.
The sounds of excitement
in their voices as they
declared a hunger and thirst
all during the adventures
linger. The sweetest memory
of all was watching the
A unique feature of Nellie's spotless beach house
kitchen is the use of ceramic tile to finish and protect
the bar counter wall. The swivel bent wood rattan
backed bar stools are comfortable.-
exhausted cherubs falling asleep one by one as the rode "Th6 Magic School Bus" way
back to school.
As the Henrys enjoy the leisures of retirement both are bound with energy and week-
ly visit sick and elderly relatives and friends. The Henrys are physically fit; both exer-
cise five days a week at the Police Athletic League Regional Park and walk from 3 to 5
miles daily. Joe, a licensed swimming instructor continues to swim and dive. He takes
to skating rinks with skills as agile as his teenage years. Nellie is warm and personable
and has been blessed with a spirit of hospitality. She enjoys sacred music and participat-
ing in church ministries.
Joe and Nellie readily travel for visits to their family and friends in Alabama,
Georgia, and Massachusetts and beyond. For an excursion a few years ago Nellie along
with her daughter Candice, sister, Aniece Kerr and cousins, Zandra Fennell and Pam r
Maffett went to France for touring, shopping and the fun of it. Joe and a delegation from
"Jacksonville attended the Truth and Reconciliation Hearings in South Africa. The col-
orful pictures in family albums speak volumes for the excitement of their journeys over-
The Henrys have both been leaders in rendering professional and public service in the
community. Joe is the Volunteer Director of the Mohawk Boy Scouts of America. Nellie
a talented musician instrumentally and vocally has served as choir director and pianist I
for Mt. Nebo, St. Matthew and Emanuel Baptist Churches.
The four years their daughter, Candice attended Spelman College in Atlanta, Nellie
substituted for Candice as organist at St. Gabriel's Episcopal Church. The Henrys wor-
ship at Shiloh Metropolitan Baptist Church where Nellie lends her voice to the choir and
the Sweet Spirit Ensemble. On Sunday mornings Joe, a member of the church's nomi- -
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nations committee blends Joe and Nellie cruise through American Beach on
into the pews of the 10,000- the motorcycle.
Daughter Bridgette and husband Desi Green reside in Jacksonville with their daugh-
ter, Somer. Daughter Candice is working on a Master's Degree in Public Health at
Emory University in Atlainta.
Nellie Henry believes that despite her well polished and spotless kitchen people who
know her would be surprised to learn that she really does enjoy cooking.
Joe Henry believes that most people other than his wife, daughters and granddaugh-
ter would be surprised to know that in spite of his tough no nonsense tolerance, he is real-
ly a pushover.
The Florida Star thanks its readers for joining us. We hope that you enjoyed our vicar-
ious journey At Home with Joseph and Nellie Henry.
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