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S. SUNS SHUTDOWN, OUT HIT BISCUITS
". i '* g i On Throwdown Thursday. April 13 at the Baseball Grounds, the
'-*.-r God loved the world. i, h he l ave Jacksonville Suns threw away their early season offensive woes. The
r_' G l d Jacksonville Suns (3-5) recorded 11 hits and allowed the best batting
"" hi. on'ly hbegotn Son,. thait wl.hoi ve, ,'/,cr -- team in the Southern League only six hits as they defeated the
-belivch in himt hold 11not1 erish. hit Montgomery Biscuits (6-2) Thursday night by the score of 6-1 in front of
;hate eve 'rlastingi li/e. ... 61 -J a crowd of 7,702 in Downtown Jacksonville. The Suns Play Montgomery
'' "., on Saturday, April 15. 7:05 p.m. on Jackie Robinson Night.
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Operation Cruise Crews Gets
24 Arrested; One Still At Large
Akeem Bessent Dante Wright Derick Allen George Ware
Suspect/Leader Suspect Suspect Suspect
ir Delancy Keith Johnson
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- There were two different groups
and, they knew each other. Their game apparently was not to
earn money because the two groups stole from about three
rental companies, one towing company and eleven car dealer-
ships. The game which could steal the most cars and the most
expensive cars. And when they decided to sell these unregis-
tered stolen vehicles, the buyers were able to get them for
$50.00 to $300.00.
More than 70 cars were stolen or attempted to be stolen
Cruise Crews continued on A-7
A Night To Remember
Patrick Jones Reco Graham Rudolph Cooper
Suspect Suspect Suspect
Two Cousins Arrested For Murder
T hi e
n a ed .
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c o n v1V e -
a n d
McMillan, 51, felt safe as
he waited in a pickup
truck that \\as parked in
front of the store Monday.
C h a r es
walked d up to
the vehicle ,
ing to \%it-
Patrick C. ness, fired
McClary about fi\ e
Suspect shots T\ o
of the shots, according to
reports, hit McMillan in
the chest and he later
died. The shooter left the
SK e \ i n
Kevin the gun to
McClary destroy. He
Suspect -is therefore
charged with accessory"
after the fact. He had
hidden the gun in the
Murder continued on A- 7
She Was Dying And Her Six-Year-Old Called 911
A 46-year-old Detroit
mother with an enlarged
;heart, had taught her 6-
:year-old son how to dial
'"911" for trouble. When
his mother realized she
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was suffering, she told
her son to dial 911 and he
did. According to the 911
tapes, Robert Turner first
dialed 911 around 6 p.m.
and the operator told him
to stop play ing with the
phone. Then the operator
told him to bring an adult
to the phone and he told
her "She's not gonna
talk ...she's not gonna
talk." The operator told
him she was going to send
a police to the house and
then hung up. Three
hours later, after no
police, Robert called 911
again and the operator
asked him, "Where's the
grown ups at?" "Let me
speak to her before I send
the police over there."
Robert again tried to
explain that his mother
could not talk. With that,
the operator started
yelling at him and told
911 continued on A-7
These handsome and lovely William M. Raines High School student pose for the cam-
era on prom night recently. Prom season means that graduation day and the end of
the school year is nearing. Raines High will hold its graduation on Monday, May 22,
4:00 p.m. at the University of North Florida.
Muhammad Ali Sells His Name
And Image Rights For $50M
Muhammad Ali was named "Athlete of
the Century" and is one of the most recog-
nized persons in the world. Now he will
truly not be forgotten.
C Ali sold 80 percent of the marketing
rights to his name and likeness to the CKK
SCompany, owners of the rights to the
IDOLS television brand, which includes
They also own the rights to Elvis
Presle'y's name and image. CKK formed an
LLC called, G.O.A.T. LLC (The Greatest Of
All Time). Ali was paid $50 million for
Muhammad A 80% ownership of the newventure. The
former champ will retain 20%.
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A New Apartheid: Sunday Morning Talk Shows
Marc H. Morial
President and Chief Executive National Urban League
RON WILLIAMS, SR.
BETTY ASQUE DAVIS
If American televi-
sion was judged by the
diversity of speakers
appearing on Sunday
morning talk shows, it
would be called
Since the mid-seven-
ties, the vast majority of
Americans continue to
receive their news and
information from televi-
sion. And, Sunday
morning talk shows
have become more than
a mere source of news.
They are a crucial staple
in framing the issues,
interpretation of poli-
tics, government and
major public policy in
the United States -
from the war in Iraq to
the current debate on
Concerned about the
paucity of African
Americans in the media
venues that help to
shape public opinion
and influence policy,
the National Urban
League Policy Institute
CLARA FRANCES McLAUGHLIN
undertook an in-depth
study of the guest line-
ups of the Sunday
morning political talk
shows including This
Week with George
Face the Nation, (CBS)
Late Edition, (CNN)
Fox News Sunday,
(FOX) and Meet the
Press (NBC). The
study, called Sunday
Morning Apartheid: A
Diversity Study of
Sunday Morning Talk
Shows, covered the
period from January
2004 through December
31, 2005. The results
are dismaying and
reveal among other
things the following:
Sixty-one percent of
all of the Sunday morn-
ing talk shows featured
no black guests;
Eighty percent of the
broadcasts contained no
interviews with black
Only eight percent of
the more than 2,800
guest appearances have
been by black guests;
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ances by black guests;
The vast majority of
interviews with black
guests other than Rice
and Powell focus parti-
san political issues such
as the 2004 Elections,
rather than broader pol-
icy issues such as the
economy, national secu-
rity, and foreign affairs.
With few exceptions,
week after week, these
shows continued to
present their audiences
with virtually all-white
panels to deconstruct
the issues of the day.
What's more shocking
is the fact that the
National Urban League
Policy Institute first
presented much of this
information to the same
talk show producers in
September of 2005.
After reviewing the tel-
evision shows through
the end of 2005, very
little has changed even
after being put on notice
that this problem exists,
leaving the impression
that interest in and
analysis of these topics
are "for whites only."
Broadening the pool
of guests improves the.
tenor and quality of the
debate, offers a richer:
and more varied array
of information to view-
ers and helps fulfill the:
news outlets responsi-
bility to educate its
audience so that they
will be better equipped
to make informed polit-
ical and policy choices.
The National Urban
League urges the cable
and broadcast networks
to carefully consider:
these findings, assess
their processes and
aggressively work to
diversify their on-air
presentations. It is time
for Sunday Morning
Apartheid to end.
Apartheid: A Diversity
Study of Sunday
Morning Talk Shows
may be found in the
State of Black America
2006 at ww.: nul.org
APRIL 15. 2006
PACPE" A -
Nurses Awareness Team's First Annual Prayer Breakfast
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Sixty-five persons attended the Nurses Awareness Team's first Prayer Breakfast on Saturday, April 8 at Greater Mt.
Vernon Missionary Baptist Church, 1462 Prince St. The fundraiser was held in support of the Nehemiah Building
Fund. Sis. Fannie B. Green was the speaker. Deacon Clifford Redden, Supervisor. Officers include Sis. Ann Smith
(President), Sis. Cammie Wise (Vice President)), Sis. Gloria J. Thompson (Secretary), and Sis. Leslie Peeler
(Treasurer). LEFT FRAME: On the back row are Sisters Luellen Logan, Fannie Brinkley Green, Geraldine Martin,
Ann Smith, Sis. Thomas, Deborah Nicholas, and Deacon Clifford Redden Seated on the front row are Sisters
Cammie Wise, Leslie Peeler, Gloria Thompson, and Bertha Richardson. Members not shown are Sis. Erma Evans,
Brendisha Gallon, and Ruth Sales. RIGHT FRAME: Past President Sis. Bertha Richardson and daughter Elaine
Billups. PHOTOS BY FRANK POWELL
Faith In Our Community
-Schedule of Events and Services-
PASTOR'S ANNIVERSARY-Dr. William Lavant, Pastor
New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, 2538 Firestone
Rd., will celebrate his 25th anniversary April 17-23.
Services will be held nightly at 7::00 p.m. A banquet x% ill
be held in his honor on April 22, 7:00 p.m. at the Holiday
Inn-Commonwealth. Services will be held on Sunday, April
23 at 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. If you have ever been a mem-
ber of New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church also known
as Bethel of Sweetwater of for more information concerning
the banquet, contact Sis. Carolyn Brown'at 743-4496. Leave
a message if there is not answer.
ANNIVERSARY-Shirley and The Sons of Harmony invites
the 'public to their their llth year celebration of singing
God's praises. The celebration will be held on Saturday,
April 22, 7:00 p.m, at St. Matthews Baptist Church in
Folkston, GA (6th Street, Rev. Ronnie Pollock, Pastor). The
celebration will also be held on Sunday. April 23, 6:00 p.m.,
at Philadelphia baptist Church on Monrcrief Road in
PRE-NIOTHER'S DAY MONEY TREE PROGRAM-
Re\. Frank Nlathis presents a Pre-Mother's Day Money Tree
Program at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 22. The event \\ill
be held at First Chronicles Baptist Church, 33rd Street and
Cleveland Road (Re\. L.K. Ross,Pastor). Special guest
include The Gospel Tones, Sunny Rose, Touch Gospel
Singers, The Austin Sisters, Anointed Ones, New Creations,
Golden Clouds, and Jessie and The Miracles.
MEETING-The Christian Women Social Serving Society
will meet Saturday, April 22, 4:00 p.m. in the auditorium of
Mt. Salem Baptist Church located on Moncrief Road at 13th
Street. Ruth Cash, President, is requesting all members to be
in attendance to help finalize plans for the upcoming
anniversary scheduled for July 2006. .
A SPECIAL EVENING-Greater New Mt. Moriah MBC.
1953 W. 9th St., presents An Evening of Praise and Worship
on Sunday, April 23 at 4:00 p.m. The service features Rev.
Dr. Percy Jackson, Jr. and the Mt. Moriah Praise team, Youth
Pastor Minister Rsaool Kamma, and others. For more infor-
mation and directions contact the church office at 354-0145.
Rev. Dr. Percy Jackson Sr. and Jr., Pastors.
SERVICE-Mt. Sinai Missionary Baptist iChurch, 2036
Silver St., \\ill its Annual Evangelistic Day on Sunday, April
30. Service begins at 10:30 a.m. under the leadership of Rev.
R. L. Gundv. Pastor.
2006 SERIOUS PRAISE-Sword and Shield Kingdom
Outreach Ministry invites the public to share in the 2006
Serious Praise worship service on Sunday, April 23, 3:45
p.m., at Father House Conference Cefiter, 1820 Monument
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Sul. d..ly, Alr;,l I 6;th
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Central Cam pu-s
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Rd. Participants include the Prais-cisers under the direction
of Kenshela Williams, Rev. Mattie W. Freeman,Sword and
Shield Founder/Pastor, the speaker Bishop Chavers, and
soloist Bro. Germain Williams.
EASTER MUSICAL DRAMA-East Pointe Church and the
Covenant Choir present the compelling Easter Musical
Drama, "For Such a Man as This" on Friday, April 14, 7:00
p.m. and again on Easter Sunday morning April 16 at 9:30
a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Preschool childcare will be provided. A
special Easter program for children will take place on Easter
Sunday. East Pointe Church is located at 2,'0 N. Keman
Blvd. (approximately two miles east of regency Square).
For information, call 220-2377.
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 acti\ cities scheduled for April. Events activities
include, Palm Sunday Services, 7:30 a.m. and 10:55 a.m. on
April 9; Easter Worship Sernices, 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 Revi\al (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 spo-
ken by Christ on the cross are DE A T
full of divine wisdom, human ..
emotion and suffering, The T IC E S
public is invited to witness
preaching, singing and narra- LsTIN-E.le.n. dicd ipril 10, 2006
tion of the gospel account of BhlNkSi-CI.rfrd. died April 9,2006.
the Passion Story ofJesus' BL.LE-Doo";,, ,jed .pril 9.2006.
SBONDS-Lucilt, died.-\pil 2006.
last words spoken from the BRO\ N.-Brend., L -,pri 1, 2006.
cross at Calvary. Rev. James BROML N.L"i ence, died April 7,
B. Sampson, Pastor. BROWN-Oscar, died April 8, 2006.,
CHURCH/PASTOR'S COLSON-Janet; J., died April 6,2006.
ANNIVERSCROWDEN-Florine J., died April 9,
Jo s e p h E aLEY-Winfred A., died April 4,
sonary GIBBS-Mildred (78), died April 5,
B a p t i's&t 2006.
C k Ch'ur c h GIBSON-R.:.ben, diedApril7, 2006.
u GIPSON-icr'n: R died April 8,2006.
485 W.- GORDON-J.niiLe E,, died April 7,
First Street 2006.
(Corir ist GOSHAY-Asnie, died April 8, 2006.
j, I ,t ALPHONSO' \\ EST I:IORTUARY,
S r & Broad INC.
Stret ) GRIFFIN-Martha L., died April II,
St r reets') 2006. .
'Rev. H.T. Rhim Rev.' Dr. HARRIS-Michael, April 6, 2006.
H.T. Rhim, Pastor will cele- HAWKINS-Sulas, Jr., 77, died April 8,
brate it's 76th anniversary HOLLAND-Fannie Lou, died April 9,
during the month of April 2006.
'concluding with a grand cele- HOLMESWAD-Cun. j ded.pr,,i 2,:,:
HOWARD-Carl..ir ded April x. 2II()
bration of the.Pastor' 36th JOHNSON-P.ul. Mld,.cl, died Apri 9,
AnnIxl\ersa r. -Worship servic- 2006.
Ann ersar.' Worship servic- ESTER-John, Jr., died April 1, 2006.
es are scheduled to ,be held B COLUrM i MORTUARY, INC
each Sunday, April 9, 23, 30 iANE.( rl-id,,i- 60, did Apil
\\ith the closing service on. LEE-Darsel. Sr dicdApril5,2006.
Monday, May 1st at 7:00 p.m. MNCGE.\THm .N.:,rmii, died April 5,
This year's special guest isthe NEWBILL-Hattie Frances, died April
Rev. R.L. Anderson, Pastor, 10,2006.
St. John 1st Baptist Church of PORTER-Ruby, died April 10, 2006.
REED-Darwyn L., died April 10, 2006.
Ft. Myers, Fl. He delivered RHODES-Daniel, Sr., died April 7,
both the 11:00 a.m and the 2006. A.B.COLEMAN MORTUARY,
7:00 p.m. sermon on Sunday, ROBINSON-Kerrie L., died April 6,
April 9. A special service of 2006.
d c tion will b ROBINSON-Lynne A:, died April 5,
praise and celebration will be 2006
held on Monday, May 1 in STONEY-Susie, died April 6, 2006.
honor of Pastor Rhim's 36th. TAYLOR-Viohi H., died April 4,
anniversary as pastor teacher TWIGGS-Lola M., died April 6, 2006.
of St. Joseph Missionary A.B. COLEMAN MORTUARY, INC.
WILLIAMS-Johnny Lee, 53, died
Baptist Church. Sister April 5, 2006.
Churches, and the public are WILLIAMS-Priscilla D., died April 8,
invited to share in the fellow- 2006.
ship and praiseservices. .,
I A A.B. COLEMAN DIRECTOR
FINDING A FUNERAL DIRECTOR
Many people, die in the
hospital. if death occurs else-
where, bodies are often taken to
a hospital to have death con-
firmed. It is here that difficul-
ties can begin for survivors.
Hospitals usually want
deceased patients removed as
soon as possible. If someone
dies at home where others
reside, there may be also a feel-
ing of urgency to remove the
body quickly from the resi-
dence. In both cases, great
pressure is felt to find a funeral
director at once.
Few survivors have their
wits sufficiently collected to
think of shopping around at
For many people, the
choice of a funeral director
often winds up being haphaz-
ard. They may even cal upon
the funeral director whose
establishment they most often
pass. This is no way to choose
a funeral director. except in
instances of most sudden
deaths, it is advisable to do
some advance planning, to talk
to one or more funeral direc-
tors, to compare costs and serv-
ices, to discuss ideas.
A.B. COLEMAN MORTUARY, INC.
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New Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church
1824 Prospect Street Jacksonville, FL 32208
Sunday School 9:30 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Afternoon Bible Study
(Except First Sunday) 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday'- Prayer Meeting 7:30 p.m.
Sunday School Re\ieR e 8:00 p.m.
Pastor: Re\. Joe Calhoun
(904) 764-5727 -Church
(904) 768-0272 Home
MT. CHARITY MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH
1417 North Laura St. Jacksonville, Florida 32206
George Harvey, Jr., M.A., M. Div., Pastor
Telephone: (904) 356-0664 or 768-4453
"Christ died for bur sins...was buried and Rose again" (see 1 Corinthians 15:1-4)
Sulzbacher Outreach Sen i: 1, 31a.m.
Sunday School n-n0 a m.
,lIornri \\ orrhip II l0 a m
Evening V.vr i-,iip n 30 p.m
Wednesda-, v Frida, Nurhi Ser' ce 1:i p rr
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A Biblh Preaching. Bible Beli-inge and Rihk P .aricing Church
"Without the shedding of Blood, there is io remission of sin" (Hebrews 9:22)
Historic Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church
Worship Service 10:00 a.m.
Church School 8:45 a.m.
Fulfillment Hour Bible Study 6:30 p.m.
Every 2nd & 4th Thursday 10:00 a.m.-12:00 Noon
Joy Explosion Ministry 6:30 p.m.
201 East Beaver St. (904) 355-9475
Rev. F.D. Richardson Jr., Pastor
Mount Sinai Missionary Baptist Church
2036 Silver Street Jacksonville, FL 32206
SRev. R. L. Gunds, Pastor
(904) 354-7249 Church
Bible Power Enrichment Hour
Sunday School 9:15- 10:15 a.m.
Sunday Praise & Worship 8:00 a.m.
Baptism-Praise & Worship
(Sanctuary) 10:30 a.m.
Youth Church-2nd & 3rd Sundais
":' Fellowship Hall 10:30 a.m.
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Wednesday. Noonday Prayer 12 Noon
Inspiration \Wednesda) 1%orship Service..................6:00-8:00 p.m.
Prayer Meeting & Bible Study, Youth Bible Studs & Actisities
GREATER EL-BETHEL DIV1NE HOLINESS CHURCH
'The ChirchA Ii here' Eei'tlbovdi sI Snomebi "' '
Bishop Lorenzo Hall., Pastor
StreetAdless 723 W 4th St Jacksonville, Florida 32209
o Mailing Address PO, Box 3575, Jacksonville. Fla 32206
Church Telephone: (904) 359-0661 'Home: (904) 358-8932 Cell: 710-1586
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APRIL 15, 2006
APRIL 15. 2006
Betty Asque -
"There 's Always Something
Happening On The First Coast" -, ;
Volunteers Make The First Coast Shine
First Coast volunteers who tirelessly work to improve
r o ounteer who re ly Former Mayor Hans Tanzler, Jr.. (Photo by J. Carl Davis, Sr) Emcee's First Coast News Anchors Ms. Angela Spears and Phil
our community were honored recently at Volunteer Arinato. (Photo by J. Carl Davis, Sr)
Jacksonville, Inc.'s Annual Celebration of Service
Event Gala. The luminous event held at the Times-Union
Center for the Performing Arts commenced with a VIP
reception. This year's theme 'Volunteers Make the First
Coast Shine' beyond a doubt demonstrate the strength! i-
that volunteers have and how they encourage the masses
they serve while inspiring others to serve!
According to Volunteer Jacksonville's, president and
chief executive officer, Dr~ Judith A.M. Smith, "The '
volunteers we honor at our annual Celebration of Service
event have chosen to give the most valuable thing any of I
us has: our time and energy. They have, decided it is
important to make their caring cotint by putting it into Volunteer Jacksonville Board member and Senior Human Resources Mrs. Ann Witherspoon-Favors, Ms. Rachel Penland, Dearyl Tremble,
action. They represent the many people in our communi- Manager Retail Services Jacksonville, Mrs. Mari-Esther Norman with Ms. Tonya Mosely and Ms. Mandi Groomes.
i Making The Grade Award Honoree Ms. Maribel Hernandez. (Photo by (Photo by J. Carl Davis, Sr.)
ty who have chosen to make service to others a corner- J. CarlDavis, Sr.)
stone in their live."
It was indeed a grand affair and watching the video
presentations of the honorees was absolutely heart
Honored at the poignant ceremony was Former 1
Mayor Hans Tanzler, Jr. who brought the audience to ,
its feet with overflowing applause before, during and fol- i.. AI
lowing his acceptance speech while accepting the L
Bernard V. Gregory Servant Leader Award for his life- '
time of service to the community. We were each humbled ..
as he came to the stage with the aid of a walker and his
serenading the audience with the tune "Sunrise Sunset"'
from Fiddler on TheRoof. There were very few dry eyes Mrs. JuCoby Pittman Peele and Michael Stewart with VJ volunteers. JIA Executive Director John Clark, Urban League Director Dr.
from Fiddler on TheRoof There were very few dry eyes (Photo by J. Carl Davis, Sr.) Richard Danford and First Coast BBC Consultant/Volunteer
in the audience. Jacksonville VolunteeiL Henry Johnson. (Photo by J. Carl Davis, Sr.)'
Other honorees included: Art of Caring Award,
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St. Augustine Native Helping ToDevelop
Emerging Leaders in Miami-Dade Schools
Dr. Cynthia Mitchell
Clarke's involvement in the
civil rights struggle of the
1960's in St. Augustine, Fla.
helped to shape her values
and her future. During this
era she was privileged to
walk side by side with Rev.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Rev. Andrew Young, and
famed baseball player Jackie
Today, she is helping to
shape the values and futures
emerging leaders and
administrators of the Miami-
Dade Public School System.
In her present position as
Assistant Superintendent in
the Miami-Dade School sys-
tem, Dr. Clarke is directly
responsible for the success
of the newly designed
Development Program. Her
focus .is to provide a mecha-
nism to spearhead succes-
sion management aimed at
developing school and dis-
Dr. Clarke is responsible
for providing professional
to emerging leaders, and
through state of the art pro-
grams and processes to
develop and enhance their
leadership skills thereby
improving their managerial
effectiveness and instruc-
She also embraces the
opportunity to collaborate
School, Curriculum Director
in Regions 5 and 1.
She has been recognized
and honored for her dedica-
tion to uplifting the lives of
the students she called her
children, many of whom
lived with their parents in
what was known at Scott
Homes. These were the chil-
dren of Poinciana Park
Elementary School where
Dr. Clarke spent 14 years
molding the lives of the stu-
dents, their parents and her
She constantly reminded
them that where they lived
did not define who they
were. and gave them
strength and encouragement
to succeed in all of their
Dr. Clarke is a member
of Alpha Kappa Alpha
Sorority, Inc., Dade
Association of School
Association of School
for Supervision and
College Alumni Association.
She sits on the: Board of
Directors for Citrus Health
Network, a mental health
agency, and has provided
her expertise as a member of
the NFL YET Center
Advisory Boards. She has
served as an adjunct profes-
sor at Barry University and
Dr. Clarke is married to
William E. Clarke, III, is the
mother of Brian E: Clarke
(wife Kimberli), and is the
proud grandmother of
grandson Christian Jayden
Clarke. Her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. George McCall
reside in St. Augustine, FL.
with higher education part-
ners including Harvard
University and the Broad
center, nationally, and
numerous local colleges and
universities to provide
opportunities for school
leaders to receive advanced
Her goal is to heighten
the skills of emerging lead-
ers and administrators in the
areas of instructional leader-
ship, school leadership, and
operational leadership in
order to dramatically
increase the academic skills\
Dr. Clarke is a 1971
graduate of Bethune-
Cookman College where she
earned a degree in English
Education. She earned her
Master's degree in
Curriculum and Instruction
from the University of
Northern Colorado, and
Doctorate in Educational
Leadership from Nova
She has enjoyed 34 years as
an educator in the Miami-
Dade County Public School
Dr. Clarke has served as
a Language Arts teacher and
Department Chair at South
Miami Junior High,
Assistant Principal at
Parkway Middle School and
Thomas Jefferson Middle
School, Principal at
Poinciana Park Elementary
Republicans Oppose Democratic
Efforts To Increase Teachers' Salaries
In a year where Republicans
proposed spending billions-
more than last fiscal year,
State Representative Terry
L: "Fields (D- Jacksonville),
Thursday urged his col-
leagues to increase teachers'
ical proj- Terry Fields
Instead, the Republican-
led House voted against
Democratic efforts to
increase teachers' salaries
"Creating a world-class
educational environment is
one of the highest priorities
of Floridians," said Rep.
YOUR NAME. "And that
environment for our chil-
dren begins with high-quali-
ty, well-compensated educa-
tion .professionals leading
Rep. Fields worked with
in effort to provide our pub-
lic school teachers with a
$2,800 salary increase. This
desperately needed salary
increase would get Florida
halfway to the national aver-
age teachers' salary.
Florida needs more than
30,000 new teachers just to
meet the demands forn next
year. Thousands of teachers
are leaving the profession
each year; some of them
retire, but many leave after
only a few years. Rep.
Fields feels that we need to
improve both our recruit-
ment and retention policies
for public school teachers
The low teacher pay in
Florida is partly responsible
for so many teachers leaving
the state. Democrats believe
that it's time Florida's teach-
ers are paid like the hard-
working professionals they
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Mama D Academy's First Annual Youth Empowerment Seminar:
Teach a Child to Fish.
There are two.main objectives this Youth Empowerment program will focus on which
1. To enlighten the youth of their African-American history using a timeline dating
from 1492 to present.
2. To empo wer the youth by examining the personalities and characteristics found
in our Great African-American Historians; allowing the youth to make
connections with the Historians' personality-traits and their own.
Time & Dates
Monday through Friday, 8am-3pm
Session A-June 5th -June 30th Session B-July 3rd -July 31st
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$20M Grant To NUL Los Angeles Woman is First African American
To Expand Job Training To Head A Jewish Oraanization
To At-Risk Youth
Mrs. Laura Bush, U.S. Secretary of Labor Elaine L.
Chao and National Urban League President and CEO, Marc
H. Morial announced a $20 million grant extension to the
National Urban League's successful "Urban Youth
Empowerment Program" to continue providing at-risk
African American youth with job training, job placement and
educational skills building. The two-year, 2006-2008 grant
will expand the program to enable Urban League affiliates to
offer assistance, job training and job placement in the Gulf
Coast region and Katrina impacted areas including New
Orleans, LA., Houston, TX., Birmingham, AL., Austin, TX.,
Jackson, MS., Oklahoma City, OK., and Dallas, TX.
Through the extension of the grant, the National Urban
League will expand the Urban Youth Empowerment
Program from 15 to 27 urban locations across the country. At
the sites, over 3,000 young men and women between the
ages of 18 and 21; (18-24 years old in the Gulf Coast
region), will receive intensive educational and remedial
assistance to earn a GED or high school diploma, on- the-job
skills development through faith based, community service
organizations and private sector internships to help them pre-
pare for full-time job placements in the private sector.
Twenty-five percent of the two-year $20 million grant is tar-
geted to the seven Urban League affiliates stated above as
part of the Gulf Coast component of the program.
Initially funded by the Department of Labor in 2004 in
fifteen Urban League affiliates, the "Urban Youth
Empowerment Program" .brought together the Urban
League, federal workforce investment system and its local
One-Stop Career Centers, state and local government, busi-
ness, education and faith-based and community- based
organizations. The program has been highly successful to
date, producing the following results:
-- Impacted 1,144 enrollees including, ex-offenders and
-- 25 percent of participants earned their GED's and/or
high school diplomas; reading and math skills increased by
-- Increased average earnings by 12 percent above target-
ed goal of $7.00 per hour
-- Recidivism rate for participants was 50 percent less
The $20 million two year grant will enable the Urban
Youth Empowerment Program to expand twelve Urban
League affiliates located ,in Austin, TX., Elyria, OH.,
Hartford, CT., Houston, TX., Jackson, MS., Jacksonville,
FL., Lancaster, PA., Louisville, KY, New Orleans (and tem-
porary Baton Rouge location) LA., Oklahoma City, OK.,
Sacramento, CA., and Washington, DC.
In addition, the funds \\ill enable the program to contin-
ue to operate in fifteen Urban League affiliates' including
Aurora, IL. Baltimore, MD., Birmingham, AL., Champaign,
IL., Charlotte. NC.. Columbus, OH., Dallas, TX., Ft.
Lauderdale, FL.,' Los Angeles;, CA., Orlardo, FL.. Peoria,
IL., Pittsburgh, PA., Rochester, NY., St. Louis, MO., and
The Department of Labor is awarding under the Youth
Offender Demonstration Project. The grants are being pre-
sented to faith- based and community organizations that can
best reach youth who are currently involved with the court
system or at risk of involvement. The goal of the grants is to
connect this segment of the comnuninity with job training
programs and'employmnent opportunities. .
How can understanding the
S.Passover Celebration of
Liberation in the Jewish tradi-
tion inspire us to honor the
diverse cultural traditions of our
global community? Ask Cookie
Lommel, she is the Executive
Director of the Western Region
for the Jewish Labor
Committee, and also the first
African American to lead such a
group. Lommel's specialty is
Cookie Lommel cultural understanding, she has
been described as a one
women bridge," by The Los Angeles Times.
The Jewish Labor Committee is an independent secular
organization that helps the Jewish community and the trade
union movement work together on important issues of
shared interest and concern.
"African-American women are at the nexus of multiple
forms of oppression, which puts us in the unique position of
being able to engage diverse communities, in understanding
our global society, Pamela Brooks, Assistant Professor of
African American Studies at Oberlin College in Oberlin,
OH, explained. "These natural abilities stem from who we
Before Lommel's work with the Jewish Labor
Committee, she was the founder of "Operation Unity,"
(www.operationunity.org), a non-profit organization based
in Los Angeles its mission to promote cultural understand-
ing in urban youth through international and national pro-
grams. "Operation Unity" uses the model of the successful
Israeli Kibbutz system as a vehicle to change the lives of
Lommel, born in Cleveland, has returned to her home-
town to promote "Operation Unity," in a traveling exhibit
called "Youth Capturing Cultural Diversity." The photos in
the exhibit were taken by youth who participated in Kibbutz
programs, and Parma City School students. The exhibit is
being displayed in celebration of Black and Women's
History Month at the Parmatown Mall, in Parma OH. The
sponsors are The Samuel H. and Maria Miller Foundation
and Forest City Enterprises, Inc. It will also be traveling to
other locations, throughout Ohio and these locales will soon
"This exhibit tells a great cultural diversity story. It paints
Black Activist Wounded
CINCINNATI A black
activist was shot several
times and \\unded across
the street from City Hall on
Wednesday, shortly after
addressing City Council in
Former NFL Great Jim Brown Under
Investigation By LAPD Child Abuse Unit
LOS ANGELES, CA
(Blac kNew s. c o m).--
Detectives are investigating
former NFL great Jim
Brown regarding his four-
year-old son. Brown's wife,
MNonique Brow\n, confronted
Brown on molestation accu-
sations of their youngest
After confronting her
husband, Mrs. Brown was
not happy with her hus-
band's response to .the
alleged molestation charges
so she then packed up with
her son and fled to Buffalo,
New York to consult with
Meanwhile, Brown fires
his longtime advisor and
consultant Duane Moody.
At an earlier date, Brown
has stated to Moody to hire a
private investigator to watch
and monitor telephone call
by his wife at the Brown
Moddy did not comply
with hiring a private investi-
gator to wire tap Brown's
Brown became very
upset by Moody's decision
of not hiring a private inves-
'tigator and honoring his
Brown stated to Moody
that he needed that to be "in
order"' to be' in position, so
.that, when Brown's wife
telephoned back home to get
her messages, Bro\wn \would
be able to trace her tele-
phone calls and find out
where she is residing.
If the initial plan was in
plite, Brown would have
been able to locate his wife
and bring her back home.
Brown stated that once
his wife had returned home
and used the telephone, he
would be able to listen in on
all of her conversations as
Moody has filed a Civil
Complaint for "Wrongful
Moody is represented by
Doug Silverstein and Donn
Christensen of Kelsuk &
Silversteing and Christensen
one of his frequent appear-
Michael Bailey, .a city.
bus driver who goes by the
name Gen. Kabaka Oba, has
claimed to represent groups
called the Special Forces.
and the Black Fist.
Police Chief Thonas
Streicher Jr. said it appeared
Bailey was targeted, not a
victim of a random shooting.
He underwent surgery
for gunshot wounds,
Streicher said. ,
remarks to the City Council
were often. fiery, Mayor
Mark Mallory, said Bailey
did not say anything unusual
at Wednesday's meeting.
a visual and verbal picture of how youth can help bridge
racial gaps and work together, promoting harmony through
diversity," explains Lommel. "In the wake of the death of
Coretta Scott King, the commemoration of Women's History
Month through "Operation Unity" becomes even more rele-
vant and highlights what Mrs. King lived for and what Dr.
King died for understanding between cultures."
Lommel is also the author of several books about
notable, African Americans such as Madame C.J. Walker and
James Oglethorpe which can be ordered on
www.Amazon.com. She has earned a number of awards for
her outreach efforts and has worked in various media capac-
ities as a journalist and editor.
Medical Anthropologist Offers a New Cultural Diet
To Fight the Obesity Epidemic for African Americans
SGreenville, NC-- In his new book (scheduled to be released
on May 30, 2006) titled, "Food Choice and Obesity in Black
America: An Anthropologist Offers a New Cultural Diet," med-
ical anthropologist Eric Bailey shows us how African
Americans generally perceive health, body image, food, dieting,
physical fitness and exercise. Like the majority of Americans
overall, African Americans are becoming more overweight and
obese than ever before. So, too, they are seeing the conse-
quences -- heart attacks, strokes, hypertension, and Type II dia-
betes at earlier and earlier age$. Bailey offers a new "cultural"
diet for African Americans and a way to work together collec-
tively to not only understand this critical health issue but also to
establish a lifestyle strategy that a ill be both effective and man-
This book will interest not only general readers but also stu-
dents and scholars in health and medicine, psychology and
health psychology, nursing, social work and public health
Views from celebrity African Americans who have fought bat-
tles against their weight, a review of soul food cookbooks and
the cultural history of African American cuisine, and a antique
of the lack of corporate America's marketing of health and fit-
ness programs and items to the African American community
are spotlighted. Research on African American culture, diet and
body image is presented. The book also includes an o\er\ iew of
federally funded diet and fitness programs for African
Americans that have seen some success.
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Burrell Names New Chief Creative Officer
Burrell, one of the nation's lead-
agencies, has named Lew\is
Villiams. Chief Creatime Officer.
Williams, w\ho worked at Fr
Burrell during the 1980s as asso-
ciate creari\e director, returns to
the agency after spending 15
years at Leo Burnett in Chicago. s
most recently as senior vice pres- i
ident creative director. ar
Respected for his energy and lJ I
drive, Williams has worked 'on Lewis Williams
brands such as Disney World,, :
McDonald's, Budweiser, Miller Lite, P&G and The U.S. Army.
At Burnett, Wilhlams created a number of notable cam-
paigns, man\ of them outside the traditional advertising arena.
Among them are the "Allstate: Harnessing the Energy around
March Madness" 3-on-3 alumni classic basketball tournaments
in New York, Chicago, Charlotte and San Francisco
S. His Ad Council Freedom Center wxork ,which encourages
Americans to speak out against injustice, is among the work of
which he is most proud.
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Cruise Crews continued from A-I
resulting in the loss of approximately $1,500,000.00 worth of vehicles. So lets say
70 vehicles at $300 each would have gotten them $21,000 for cars valued at
So, 24 men dividing $21,000 maximum would gross them $875 each but, then
the leaders would need to get their larger portions'and then the expenses had to be
deducted since they drove cars to the places, which of course, the increasing cost of
gas should be considered. And, the risk of being caught committing a felony is very
costly. And, how many months did they do this?
The crime analysis unit started watching them in October of 2005 that was six
months ago. So giving them two months before the investigation started, divide
eight months into $875 and you get $109.38 per month. Who was doing the math
for this kind of risk?
All of the transaction sales took place illegally and in Jacksonville. Some of the
cars stolen were used to commit and/or facilitate other crimes such as robbery, drug
One crew was led by Akeem Alexander Bessent (Man-Man), born July 31, 1986.
It was determined that Akeem had eight crew members. They were Derrick Allen,
20, Keir Rayshain Delancy, 18, a 14 year old Forrest High student, a 14 year old
Raines High student, Hakeem Jones, Kamal R. Jones, 18, a 16 year old who says he
works for Grand Park School and another juvenile. The 16-year-old who works for
Grand Park and says he attended Forrest High is still on the run.
The other crew was led by Michael Jones (Mike-Mike), born October 10, 1986.
Following his lead were Jervey Crocker, John Ervin, Reco Javon Graham, 19, a
juvenile, Keith Johnson, Steven Lawrence Marshall, Jr., 18, a juvenile, Paris Polite,
George Ware and Joshua.
Fodr others involved in auto theft but information was not provided as to their
affiliation, if any, to the Bessent and Jones Crews. One was a juvenile and the other
three were Dante Wright, Rudolph and Patrick Jones, 18.
The crews used keys to steal the vehicles and often visited the dealerships so that
they could evaluate the security measures.
All of the suspects have prior arrest records and most have prior auto theft
Murder continued from A-1
back yard on Biddy Lane.
Patrick McClary admitted to shooting McMillan and is being held without bail.
911 continued from A-1
him she was going to send the police and he was going to be in trouble.. The child
got scared and hung up. His mother died.
The family is suing the city. When the police finally arrived, Robert's mother was
dead. Her. death could have been prevented, according to reports, had they respond-
ed to the child's plea for help.
NEWS IN BRIEF
Five FAMU Kappa Students Arrested For Hazing
Five members of the fraternity Kappa Alpha Psi's Florida A & M University
chapter, were arrested.Tuesday for an alleged hazing that witness said occurred in,
The student, a sophomore from Decatur, Georgia was beaten four times with
canes, according to his father, while on line. Last year, Florida made hazing a
felony that could get the violators up to five years in prison.
June Pointer Dies
June Pointer, the youngest of the Pointer Sisters,
died Wednesday at 52 years of age after suffering
Their 1970s and 1980s hits such as "Slow ": I-;
Hand," "I'm So Excited" and "Fire." The group
started as a quartet after growing up the sisters
and their two brothers, singing in their parent's .
church. Funeral arrangements have not been '
announced but, all of her brothers and sisters,
except Bonnie, were with her when she died.
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Congresswoman McKinney Apologizes
Georgia State Representative Cynthia' McKinney
apologized for the altercation that occurred between
she and a U. S. Capitol policeman. Many said she was
racially profiled since she was not wearing her identi-:
fication and others said she should have been arrested
for hitting the officer. The Congresswoman said the
altercation should have never happened and she's
Wants Alabama Man Arrested
Johnny Romarice Thomas, 29, of
S/ : Alabama, is wanted for the murder of
Larry Wayne Corbitt. 53; 52-year-old Juanita lccKav and Thomas' 11-
year-old stepson are in critical condition in the hospital.
Thomas' %wife, Latonya "Toiiya" had filed protective order against
him earlier before he shot her cousin, poured window -washer fluid
down her frontand then beat her with a tire iron.
\He shot the 12-year-old in the buttocks, shot Corbitt twice and
Tonya's mother in the arm before he drove away. The entire family is R._ o
afraid because they do not know where Thomas is, and are askingfor
help. just in case he comes to Jacksonville where the rest of the family resides.
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Grand Master Banquet Hyatt Regency Saturday, April 22 at 7:00 p.m.
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14 Year-Old Female Golfer
Wins 34 Of 43 Tournaments
ATL.ANTIA. Ga -- The Georgia PG.\ has _.. .. ., .
become quite familiar \ ith Zakiya Randall over .. .
the ears and no\\ the nat ion's taking notice of
the \ou111n Allantan
Randall. \%ho began plating golf in 2001 at "
age 10(. \\as named a Planer of the Year b\ the
Atlanta Junior Golf Association in her first \ear ;.
of competition\ e play in 2002 -. .,.
She has since gone on to effect el\ dominate
her di\ ision in the Georgia PGA Junior Tour and :
\\in \ arious high-profile junior tournaments
across the county -
For in-stnce. in the 2002( -'03 season.
Randall enmered a leader in the Plantation Junior .. .-:
Golf Tour. caplriring \ins in ma orl at Duke .. -'
Uini\ersiry. the Univxersit\ of North Carolina. Zakiya Randall
Harbour To\\ i in Hilton Head. S.C and C(hateau
Elan. Georgia. She finished off the Plantation tour by \\ inning the championship in Orlando. Florida
During her 2005 campaign. Randall \\on evenr tournament she entered in her division in the Georgia PG.A
Junior Tour. as \\ell as the overall champion title.
Randall has also recently joined the PGA's Hole-in-()ne club after dropping in a shot from 18) yardss out on a
"l'\e had so much fun on the P(GA Junior Tour, and I'm really excited about playing this sumlller." Zakiya
Randall said "I'\e been workingg really hard this winter to get better and improve my sing .. IMly dream right
no\\ is to pla\ on the LPGA Tour one day."
Zakli a Randall. age 14. resides in Atlanta and has been playing golf for four \ears. A natural athlete. Randall
began playing golf after \ inning several junior tennis championships in Georgia.
Disney Recruits Local Teens For Employment
Disne\ 'R CareerStart Program recruiters \\ill \ iit Jackson ille on Nlonday. April 24 at 6:00 p.m. at the
Holiday Inn Express. 46"5 Salisbtur Road to seek recent high school graduates for paid employment opportuni-
ties at the Walt Disne\ World .' Resort near Orlando, Florida. The program runs from August until mid-January
and offers high school graduates a one-of-a-kind opportunity to netwx ork and train \ ith Disney leaders. earn col-
lege credit and meet people from around the world
To be eligible, you must ha\ e earned a high school diploma or GED within the last 1 I months and be at least
18 ears old \hen the program begins. This is the opening act to \our flutre! The Walt Disney World, .' Resort
hosts a CareerStart Program for high school graduates \ ho are unsure of their future path and are looking for a
ne\\ experience that \\ill pro\ ide them more than just a job It's better than a front-row\ seat because you'ree the
one on stage, and we can prepare you for the performance of a lifetime Participants on the CareerStart Program
work in front-line roles at the \\al Disnei W\orld Resoit The\ lix e in a secure, multicult-ural en\ ironment, and
the\ hax\e the opportunity. to-
Earn real-w\orld experience w ith a respected Fortune 100 company\ that maintains a reputation for excel-
'Build transferable skills, such as problem solving. \written and \erbal communication, time management,
personal empowerment, relationship building, self-confidence, responsibility and cultural sensiti\ ity. \ which \will
be in valuable in anyl future job
Network with leaders and meet executives in a wide ariety of businesses
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feel "different" in one way
or another. Parents may
understand their teens, but
sometimes not in a way
their children want them
to. Here are some things to
Tips On Successfully Fitting In
remember that may help
parents understand their
teens and help them to fit
Remember, at this age
friendships are very
important. School is a
teen's home away from
home and parents should
be prepared to feel a little
neglected at times.
accept that teens can be a
different person when they
are at home or at school;
when they are with family
or with their friends.
Allow teens to keep
some of their thoughts to
themselves. Whether they
want to communicate or
not, keep the lines open at
Remind young teens
that everyone doesn't have
to like them and that
socializing is a skill that
gets better with practice.
A good way to learn
how to fit in might be to
read books and watch
movies about how other
kids their age do it, such as
"Napoleon Dynamite" or
"Dr. Dolittle 3," which has
just been brought out in a
In the third Dr. Dolittle,
the next generation, Maya
Dolittle just wants to be a
normal teenager despite
the fact that she has inher-
ited her father's uncanny
ability to talk to the ani-
mals. So far this ability has
brought her nothing but
trouble. Maya heads to
Durango summer camp to
get to know herself better.
While there, she realizes
that she can use her gift to
help save the troubled
This hilarious third
installment of the wildly
popular series is not only
great fun, it's a nice lesson
on how new surroundings
can sometimes help teens
realize it's okay to be dif-
For more information,
Your teen may learn
how to fit in thanks to a
new DVD about Dr.
Dolittle's daughter,. Maya,
who wants to be a normal
teenager... except she's
inherited her. father's
uncanny ability to talk
Registration Deadline Is May 5 For next Nationwide ACT Test
The next nationwide
ACT test date for college-
bound high school stu-
dents is Saturday, June 10,
Students must register
online or have their paper
registrations postmarked by
the end of May 5. Late
deadline is May 19 (an
additional $18 fee is
required for late registra-
tion after May 5).
The June test date is a
popular one for juniors.
Around two-thirds of test -
takers in June have just
completed the: eleventh
Many of them take the
ACT, check their scores
and then decide whether to
re-test in the fall or winter
of their senior year.
By looking at their
scores during the summer,
students can study to boost
before taking the test again
as seniors. ACT allows
students to report only the
scores that they want to
Students can choose
not to automatically report
their scores when they reg-
ister for the test.
The ACT includes an
optional Writing Test.
Most colleges do not
require a writing score, so
students should check the
of colleges they're consid-
ering before registering for
the ACT. The cost is $29
without and $43 with the
Students can receive
from their high school
guidance counselors or
they can register online at
American Teens Still Mean Business
.-- / .
fourth consecutive year,
"Businessperson" has been
cited as the most popular
career choice for
That's one of the key
findings of an annual sur-
vey of teenagers on topics
such as career expecta-
tions and their opinions
about the world of busi-
ness. The study, the 2006
Worldwide Enterprise Poll
on Kids and Careers, also
revealed that for the first
time in the seven-year his-
tory of the survey, salary
expectations for young
women are on a par with
those of young men.
Since first being meas-
ured in the 2003 poll, male
salary expectations for
most jobs have tended to
exceed earnings anticipat-
ed by female teens.
However, in this year's
version, the highest earn-
ings expectations for fie-
quently cited careers, such
as business, law, entertain-
ment or medicine, are split
fairly evenly between gen-
Over the past four
years, the top- 10 career
selections have remained
"Businessperson" has been
the most popular career
choice overall for the last
four years the poll has
.been conducted; this year
it was selected by 8.7 per-
"Teacher" was the sec-
chosen by 7 percent, mov-
ing past "Doctor," a con-
sistent first or second
choice in previous years,
which came in third with
6.2 percent, tied with
Another difference in
this year's responses is that
female teens appear to be
drawn to careers that
require more education,
and this year they are more
confident than males that
they can obtain their ideal
The survey showed
that just over three-quar-
Teens continued on B-3
The website also fea-
tures test tips, practice
tests, an online test prep
program, and a database
for students to tind out if a
requires a writing score.
ACT scores are accept-
ed by virtually all colleges
and. universities in the
nation, including all Ivy
The ACT is an academ-
ic achievement exam that
include four tests:
English, reading, math,
Students who opt to
take the Writing test will
add 30 minutes to the nor-
mal 3-hour testing time.
Continued From B-I
*Take part in personal- and career-development
classes designed to help identify students' strengths and
*Meet people from around the globe.
Enjoy the privileges of being a Cast Member at the
Walt Disney World Resort, including free theme park
admission and discounts that cover resorts, merchandise
CareerStart recruiters will be available for interviews.
Interested students must attend the presentation listed
above or view an online presentation at www.disneyca-
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It's The Season To be Profanity Free!
Tonya E. AKA Miss Right Now, Inc.
Promoting 'The No Curse Tour 2006'
h a s
youth who listens to Hip
Hop Music. This company
is currently in production
and promoting their proj-
ect titled, "The No Curse
Tour 2006!" The first stop
of this tour will be in New
York City, followed by
other states in the early
Fall 2006 season. This tour
will include something for
everyone of all ages.
The company is cur-
rently scouting for talent
to participate such as rap-
pers of all genres, actors,
actresses, spoken word
artists, b-boys, b-girls, dj's,
graffiti artists, comedians,
ty activists, pastors, teach-
ers, corporate sponsors
and politicians. A NYC
audition will be held in
Tonya E. A.k.a. Miss
Right Now Inc.
Ellington describes the
project as, "A movement
of hope for our youth and
the younger generation to
follow. It's a well needed
trend for every age group
that abuses their language
when profanity is incorpo-
rated." The company is
working to build up the
wisdom and knowledge of
the essence of the true cul-
ture of youth in the inner
Ms. Ellington contin-
ues, "So many of our
babies, children and youth
from the age of birth to 21
years of age have been
exposed to the ill lyrics
and images of music for
too long. So many have
talked about doing some-
thing for the communities,
but failed because their
hearts were in the wrong
place." She also noted, "In
order for things to prosper,
you have to do what you
love from your heart and
not for the greed of getting
Tonya E. A.K.A. Miss
Right Now Inc.
m) located in Westchester,
New York is an entertain-
ment company, striving to
bring back the essence of
artist development in all
areas of the entertainment
For more information
on sponsorship opportuni-
ties regarding "The No
Curse Tour 2006," please
call 718-907-0655 or visit
the website at www.miss-
4-H Teens Are Hot
(NAPSI)-Nectarine salsa may sound like an exotic
recipe from a hip New York restaurant, yet this concoc-
tion of sweet fruits and spicy peppers is the brainchild of
youth who produced it through their 4-H Afterschool
In the Green Teen Community Gardening Program,
at-risk youth ages 14 19 in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., devel-
op a unique product while learning gardening, nutrition,
business and leadership skills. The hands-on program
gives teens the knowledge to develop local food sources
and teach their urban neighborhood-which doesn't have a
supermarket that sells fresh produce-about healthy eating
Hot Shot Nectarine Salsa, is the group's most recent
success. The teens were involved in every step of.making
the low-sodium,, all-natural salsa. First, they researched
the food business climate and worked with a Culinary
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ters of young women polled-78.2 percent- said they were "definitely" or "pretty sure"
they would obtain their ideal job, compared to just over 65 percent of male teens.
Job shadowing is one way teens form their career expectations. Once again this
year, JA Worldwide is sponsoring its yearlong Job Shadow initiative, where students
venture into the workplace for a day, hosted by adult mentors who teach them about the
"world of work."
JA Worldwide is the world's largest organization dedicated to educating young peo-
ple about business, economics and entrepreneurship. Today, it reaches approximately
four million students in the United States, plus more than three million students world-
To learn more, or to view the complete poll results, visit www.ja.org.
According to an annual survey, teen girls seem drawn to careers that require more
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Award-Winning Hip Hop Science Education Concert
Coming To J.E. B. Stuart Middle School On April 25
FMA Live!, an award-winning Science/Hip-Hop concert, is touring the country and its coming to J.E.B. Stuart Middle School in Jacksonville
on Tuesday, April 25. The program is extremely visual and is sponsored by Honeywell and NASA (at no cost to the schools) to inspire students to
pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math.
The demand for technical people is growing three times faster than all other occupations, while enrollment in science, math and engineering
courses continues to decline.
To address this national crisis, NASA and Honeywell have developed FMA "
Live!, an award-winning science education program that uses live performers,
music, videos and interactive scientific demonstrations to teach students about
Newton's Laws of Motion and the Universal Law of Gravity. These topics have
been identified by the National Science Education Standards as key learning objec-
tives for students in grades 5-8. "
Named for Sir Isaac Newton's Second Law (Force = Mass.x Acceleration), FMA
Live! is designed to inspire students to pursue careers in science, technology, engi-
neering and math.
Show highlights include:
Interactive science demos: a Velcro wall, hover chair; "extreme" wrestling, .;
dragster cars and rocket launchers
Original music and dance moves performed by professional actors
Music videos and rockumentary about the life and work of Sir Isaac .
Involvement of students, teachers and Principal Dr. Joanna Ballentine. A Velcro wall was a hit at North High School in Phoenix,
"FMA Live! continues to inspire students to pursue technology-related careers," Az.
said Tom Buckmaster, President, Honeywell Hometown Solutions. "Honeywell is committed to providing students and teachers with programs and
experiences that bring science to life in memorable, life-changing ways."
Research shows that fewer people are pursuing science, math and engineering careers
S while employment opportunities in these fields will increase three times faster'than all other
S occupations. FMA Live! addresses key learning objectives identified by the National Science
3 "-'s. ':*" ." Education Standards to increase student interest and participation in the sciences.
"Through programs like FMA Live!, NASA and Honeywell are improving the public's
; understanding and appreciation of science, technology, engineering and mathematics," said
Jim Stofan, Director, Information Education Division, NASA Headquarters. "This is one of
S. the ways NASA works to engage and inspire the next generation of explorers."
i. During each FMA Live! performance, students, teachers and school administrators inter-
act with three professional actors on stage in front of a live audience to experience Newton's
.." -laws firsthand. A large Velcro wall is used to demonstrate inertia, go-carts driven across the
Stage illustrate action and reaction, and 'extreme' wrestling and a huge soccer ball show that
force is determined by mass multiplied by acceleration. All three of Newton's laws are exem-
FMA Live! Wrestlers in Houston, TX. plified simultaneously when a futuristic hover chair collides with a gigantic cream pie.
Feedback from educators and participants has been overwhelmingly positive.
"'FMA Live! is the best teaching performance I've ever seen," said Judy Austin, -- .s. n.~ s
Principal, Greenbelt Middle School. "Not only is it-entertaining but students learn
Newton's laws with memorable effect."
FMA Live! will perform in the following cities during the 9,000 mile spring tour: San a
Diego, California; Phoenix, Arizona; Colorado Springs, Colorado; Albuquerque and Las |
Cruces, New Mexico; Dallas, Houston and Orange, Texas; Baton Rouge and Geismar,
Louisiana; Gulfport and Biloxi, Mississippi; Anniston, Alabama; Tampa, Miami, Fort .
Lauderdale and Jacksonville, Florida; Savannah, Georgia; Rocky Mount, North Carolina; i ,, '
Richmond, Virginia; Louisville, Kentucky; Nashville and Memphis, Tennessee; St. Louis *
and Kansas City, Missouri; Olathe and Wichita, Kansas; and Oklahoma City and Tulsa, ..
In 2005, FMA Live! was awarded a gold SABRE award and recognized as the best
community relations program worldwide by The Holmes Group. The entire program,
including the 18-wheel truck, tour bus and 10 person street team, is fully funded by 1fI
Honeywell. FMA Live! is part of Honeywell Hometown Solutions, the company's com-
munity outreach initiative which focuses on three areas of vital importance: Family Safety Students at Baker Middle School in Baton Rouge,
and Security; Housing and Shelter; and Science and Math Education. Together with lead- LA become dragsters.
ing public and non-profit institutions, Honeywell has developed powerful programs to address these needs'in its communities. Honeywell also part-
ners with the National,Center for Missing & Exploited Children for the abduction prevention program, Got 2B Safe!; and-Rebuilding Together on
home revitalization projects for low-income homeowners.
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Artist's Work Featured As Jazz Festival Poster
Ligel Lambert is an artist
who paints his interpretation
of music and musical
imagery. His work was fea-
tured as the 2006
Jacksonville Jazz festival
Aptly titled, "Great
Sounds" his artwork depicts
a trio making jazz music
and his interpretation -of
what great sound would
Vivid colors, distortion
and abstraction of form and
movement are represented
in his work. Lambert's past
experience as a musician has
complimented his ability as have complimented one
a visual artist.
His first instrument of The I
choice was the pencil, fol-
lowed by the trombone.
Over the years, his love for
jazz, music and visual art
He attended the
Savannah Arts Academy, the
Savannah College of Art and
Design, and the Armstrong
Atlantic State University,
where he was able to pursue
During those years he
created his signature style of
art depicting music. Pen and
ink and paint are now in his
In December of 2000, he
joined the United States
Marine Corps as a Marine
Musician, where he contin-
ued to foster his love of art.
Lambert now works as an
artist based in Savannah.
Lambert has maintained
his signature style of "visual
music" and is now a work-
ing artist based in Savannah,
His work hangs in the
homes of Linebacker,
Kendrell Bell #97 of the
Kansas City Chiefs;
Kasseen Dean (Swizz
Beatz) owner and producer
of Full Surface Records in
New York city, Dinah and
Fred Gretsch of Gretsch
Enterprises and Alex
Baptise, a well known
Haitian local artist.
Ligels' work has been
hung in Studio 900,
Beaufort, SC; Gallery 2,
Columbia SC; Kenny's
Lounge, Savannah, GA, as
part of a Red Carpet
Business Social Event; The
Red Piano Too Art Gallery,
St. Helena Island, SC;
ATHUN Art Gallery,
Savannah, GA; Art Galleries
big Fall 2004 show; The
Savannah music folk
Festival; the Savannah Art
Association Art Gallery; The
Jacksonville Jazz Festival,
where he placed and
recieved an award in April
2005; and Lola-Art and
Gifts Gallery, 980 B Canton
Street, Roswell, Ga.
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Performing Arts featured Comedian Rickey Smiley who treated a Jacksonville audi-
ence to an evening of laughter and fun. Shown here from left are, Elaine Billups,
Rickey Smiley, Robbert Billups, and Comedienne Lady Mozan. PHOTO BY FRANK POWELL
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Ask Deanna! is an advice column known for its fearless approach to reality-based sub-
At what point do you give up on a spouse that can't get ,., '..
up and make things happen. I've sacrificed so many of my '
dreams and goals to support my husband. I've had job ''
offers in other states, business opportunities and more. I .
felt sorry for being a high achiever so I always stayed at a ..
certain level so he would shine. The years have gone by :'...
and he's burned out but my opportunities are still available. .... .
Is it a problem if I go for it?' .:
Anonymous (Shreveport, LA)
If the shoe were on the other foot, he would leave you in the dust and hope to meet
you at the finish line. You're a team and all rewards should be shared so it doesn't mat-
ter who has the title of superstar. If your husband hasn't complained, this is a reflec-
tion of your feelings that are way off base. Unless you want to be dusty looking in a
mirror of failure, you have the answer and should take the leap and keep it moving.
I am confused. A lady at church told me that it was not spiritual to spank a child.
She said that children could be disciplined with love, examples and by taking things
away. I challenged her to show me a biblical principle to support her views. Of course,
this turned into a heated argument especially when I pointed out the fact her kids act
like rebels with no home training. Is there a spiritual mandate on this?
Madeline (Boston, MA)
You were two shakes from a beat down if you talked about the woman's children
to her face. The Word has been the same in Proverbs 13:24 when translated says
"Spare the Rod, Spoil the Child." Most parents have enough sense to know the differ-
ence between discipline and abuse. On the other hand, how parents raise their kids is
their business but a spanking in certain cases can prevent future headaches and
My husband and I have had agreements over the activities of our son. My husband
doesn't mind that he sits and plays video games in all his spare time and weekends. I
have a problem because I want him to read, play with friends and ride his bike. This
is our only child and we've spoiled him and I don't know how to find middle ground
on this issue. His dad gives him his way and I'm always overruled. What do I do?
Shannon (Birmingham, AL)
You argument is valid because your son is on the path to being a slave to video
games. The end result will be a lazy child with limited social skills. Take drastic meas-
ures by removing the game and take control. You and your husband should explore
activities for your son that'll stimulate his mind, body and creativity. Reintroduce the
games at a stable point so this will be just another activity and a special treat.
Write Ask Deanna! Email: .firstname.lastname@example.org or Deanna M, 264 S. La
Cienega, Suite 1283, Beverly Hills, CA 90211. Visit her Web site at
Cat Dental Problems: Teeth Not Always Purr-Fect,
If Felix appears finicky when he avoids his favorite dry food or lets out a "yeow"
instead of a "meow" when he bites down, chances are his teeth could be the root of
Odontoclastic resorptive lesions in cats are a very common problem found when
performing a good oral examination or dental checkup, says Dr. J.R. "Bert" Dodd, a
board certified veterinary dentist at Texas A&M University's College of Veterinary
Medicine & Biomedical Sciences.
"Until recently we have overlooked this dental problem as veterinarians," says
Dodd. "This has been benecaustethe lesions are often hard to visualize and also because
we didn't realize what we were seeing."
These lesions are usually located in a linear position along the tooth's cervical line
(neck). For this reason, they have been called "neck lesions" or "cervical lesions."
They were initially thought to be carious in nature, characterized by a progressive
destruction of bone or tooth, but have since been reclassified as a progressive prob-
lem. "The body thinks the tooth is a foreign object and is trying to remove it," Dodd
The premolars and molars are the teeth most likely to be affected, but they are also
found on the canines and incisors. These defects are often covered with calculus,
known as calcium mineral deposits, and may not be noticed until the calculus is
removed. The lesions may also be covered by an abnormal increase in gum tissue
"Cats with these lesions are often reluctant to eat hard food due to the pain
involved," according to Dodd. "Even when the cat is under anesthesia, the cat's jaw
will twitch when these lesions are probed."
Affected cats are usually middle-aged, but they have been seen in cats as young
as two years of age. Purebred cats are the most susceptible, Dodd says, with the
Siamese and Persian having the highest incidence. Cats can have multiple teeth
affected with different stages of the lesion.
Once detected, the lesions may be classified into groups according to the severi-
Class I Th se are early lesions extending less than 0.5mm into the tooth's neck.
Class II These have significant erosions that do not invade the endodontic (pulp
cavity of the tooth) system.
Class III These are deep erosions invading the endodontic system.
Class IV These have deep erosions with loss of tooth integrity as well as
Class V These are chronic lesions which have caused complete coronal loss and
subsequent gingival over-growth hiding the retained root.
"Treatment of Class I lesions is directed at prevention or slowing the progress of'
further erosion,".explains Dodd. "The present treatment is an application of fluoride',
varnish to desensitize the pulp, harden the enamel and provide antibacterial action by-:
reducing the porosity of the enamel."
Class II lesions are indicated for restorative filling. "Various methods and materi-
als are available for this purpose," Dodd says. "They include chemical and light
cured composite, amalgam and glass ionomers (three different types of restoratives).
The light cured glass ionomers are presently being used most frequently."
Teeth with Class III, IV and V lesions are usually extracted.
Dodd says it's important not to underestimate the importance of quality dental
care for your cat. Periodic dental exams by a veterinary dentist along with routine
brushings can help your cat kept its teeth for years, he says.
Pet Talk is a service of the College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciehces,
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Ritz Theatre & LaVilla Museum presents *When the
Gourd Speaks*, an arts workshop in the craft of creating
decorative gourds. Sam X, often referred to as *The
Gourd Master*, will share his gourd techniques in a 4-
hour hands-on workshop. Participants will learn to
paint, burn, carve and grow gourds. Sam X is a master
gourd craftsman whose African inspired pieces are in
the collections of celebrity collectors like Erykah Badu
and Maya Angelou. The Gourd Master Sam X is a
uniquely talented artist. Born in Sylvester, GA, he has
established himself as an influence in the area of con-
temporary craft. The workshop is suitable for ages 7+.
Class max of 35 participants. Advance registration is
required. For the cost and more information, please call
Ritz Theatre & LaVilla Museum at 904-632-5555 or visit
women have left a lasting
legacy on every aspect of
life in Jacksonville. From
politics to small business,
African American women
challenged segregation, inte-
grated schools, built the
economy, lead organiza-
tions, supported great lead-
ers, and raised generations
who changed the landscape
Ritz Theatre & LaVilla
Museum presents, *The
Women Organize*, a lecture
and dialogue on the legacy
of African American Women
in Jacksonville, April 22,
2006, 1:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m.
From the famed
Richmond Hotel to renais-
sance woman Eartha White,
*The Women Organize*
will explore the lives of
women who stood in the
face of racism and sexism,
and built enduring business-
es, institutions, and educa-
tional opportunities for their
This free public program
is the last in the Crossing the
Color Lines lecture series,
presented by the Ritz as a
prelude to an upcoming
exhibition chronicling the
history of African
Americans in Jacksonville
from the Civil War to
The lecture will be held
at the historic Clara White
Mission, founded by Eartha
White in 1928, at 613 W.
Ashley Street. Crossing the
Color Lines Scholar and
FSU professor, Maxine
Jones, Ph.D., will present
her research on some of
Happy 100th Birthday Mrs. Cora Wood
Cora Ross celebrating her 98th birthday at St. Philip's
with Father Santosh Marray, daughter, Annetta Walker
and church friends Linda Baker, from.left and Sidney
Bacon to the right.
By Marsha Dean Phelts
In her honor Cora
.. : Ross' grandchildren Dr.
S .. Phyllis Walker, Philip
Walker, Cora Walker
: Johnson, Commander
.Lori Coker Reid, Dr.
l,. pJoan Coker, Julie
,, Coker, Michael Ross,
Maurice Ross and Dr.,
S Carol Ross-Black are
,'- gathering, family and
friends from coast to
coast. Mrs. Ross's nine
grandchildren are giv-
ing her a grand 1-0-0
Birthday Party on
Saturday, April 15.
Ala SCora was born to
Rev.' Scott 'and Addie
John and Cora Rose with baby, Be ood ; Wo l
Annetta and toddler, John, Jr. in Brry od in
1934. Pi ttsbu g h,
father was an Episcopal Priest and founded Holy Cross
Episcopal Church in Pittsburgh. Rev. Wood also founded
.Episcopal missions in West Virginia.
Cora studied at the University of Pittsburgh while there
she was initiated in the Iota Chapter of the Alpha Kappa
Alpha Sorrity in 1928. Mrs. Ross has been an active mem-
beI of the sorority for. 78 continuous years. Upon her grad-
uation from the University ofPittsburgh a young Cora Wood
came to Jacksonville in1929. Her firstjob was as the French
teacher at Edward Waters College. It wasn't long before
Raiford Brown, Sr. of St. Philip's Episcopal Church intro-
duced Cora to a musically talented young man, John Albert
Ross who was an agent for the Afro American Life Insurance
Company. They were married and became the parents of
three children: John Jr., Annetta Ross Walker and Beatrice
(Bebe) Ross Coker.
In the 1930s Cora Ross taught French at Stanton High
School. Mrs. Ross retired from Matthew W. Gilbert High
School in 1972 after a teaching career in Jacksonville that
banned over forty years. Her former students remember. her
John A. Ross and Cora Wood Ross in 1931 at home,
1257 W, 5th Street.
with fondness and love and recite the poems and other com-
muntications learned in the French language.
Cora Ross made a place in the history of St. Philip's
Episcopal Church .in 1981 when she became the first woman
elected as Senior Warden to the Vestry. She served as char-
ter president of the Bishop Delaney Guild organized under
Father T. Vincent Harris in 1957. At St. Philip's Cora Ross
enjoyed working for the good of the church she remembers
assisting in decoration projects for the parish house in the
fifties and designing and ,selecting furnishings for the
Sunday school classrooms in the sixties. Ross also remem-
bers when the church located at 321 West Union Street since
1882, was on a dirt road.
Cora Ross, a soprano, also sang in the church choir. She
faithfully served on the Altar Guild. When the City of
Jacksonville celebrated the country's Bi-centennial in 1976,
St. Philip's participated in the activities and made several
banners for the parade, Ross was a volunteer in this project.
Before the everyday use of computer services, Ross
worked with church clerk (the late) Doris Brown in getting
the envelopes addressed for mailings. They corrected mis-
takes by hand, sorted mail by zip codes and took bundles of
correspondences to the Bulk Mail Center when it was at the
train terminal on Bay Street. For years she served in the
accounting .room many a good hours getting everything
recorded: They didn't leave the room until every cent was
balanced. They added the figures without use of calculators.
Cora Ross was a willing servant in nearly every facet of
evangelism and fellowship. She was on hand and delivered
food wherever it needed to be taken. However, nobody
asked her to cook much. But for the annual Men's Club bar-
becues and fish fries she was asked to cut up the cabbage'for
the slaw and to bring the bread. Cora Ross is a loving per-
son who avoids the negative.
Mrs. Ross resides with her daughter Annetta Ross
Walker. The Florida Star in celebration of its 55th
Anniversary joins Mrs. Ross' family and friends,in wishing
her a most Halpy 100th Birthday.
entrepreneurs, artists, politi-
cians and advocates.
Gertrude Peale, President of
the Local Chapter of the
National Council of Negro
Women will present, and
local witnesses will give
oral histories on their expe-
rience and participation with
notable African American
women in Jacksonville.
A representative with
Clara White mission will
give a guided, first-hand
tour of Clara White*s per-
sonal objects, and Vera
Cruz, President of the
Brewster alumni nurses
association will discuss the
role of women at LaVilla*s
Brewster hospital. For more
information, call Ritz
Theatre & LaVilla Museum
at 904-632-5555 or visit
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e' e0ii/ sLc'heo lihi', i1 Jac 1.1ckso i and tlie siii'rouiihng area
A.NNU.AL KIDS EASTER PARTY-A Children Easter
Party \\ill be hosted at the American Legion Post 197
located at 2179 Bnedict Rd. on Saturday. April 15. 1-00-
.4:00 p.m. Parents are encouraged to bring their children
earlr. This event is usually filed to
capacity For additional infonna-
tion call Joann Miller at 76;8-126. 1 1
FASHION EVENT-The Ishi
Heritage Association presents
"Fashion Wars" 2006 on Frida., -
qi April 14. ":00 p.m at The laceo
Elks Lodge #8 and Temple 186 "|
located at 71 2-A West Du\al
Street For rickets and additional oI
information call (9040 765-6260
ANNUAL SPRING FEVER Emmanuel
FAMILY FESTIVAL-Ad ensure Stuppard
Landing will host the Second Faihioun IMars Model
Annual Spring fever Family
Festival on Saturda., April 15. This fun-filled, free out-
door event \ ill celebrate the Easter Holiday. entertain fam-
ilies from all o\er the First Coast and raise money for the
Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeast Florida. The event will
be held at Ad\enture Landing located at 1944 Beach Blvd.
URBAN EDUCATION SUMMIT-The Jacksonville
Alliance of Black School Educators IJABSE), a branch of
the National Alliance of Black School Educators INABSE)
will hold its 5th Annual Urban Education Summit on
Saturday. April 22 from 8-00 a.m.-3.00 p.m at William
Raines Senior High School "Connecting the Dots in the
Jacksonville Conununit) to Elmminate the Achievement
Gap" is the theme All concerned parents, community
leaders, students and educators are in ited to participate.
A GOSPEL-INFUSED MUSICAL-Stage Aurora
Theatrical Company, a not-for-profit organization dedicat-
ed to providing people of color an opportunity to grow,
share, and exhibit their talents, \ill present "CROWNS." a
stand-up-and-testify gospel musical written by Regina
Taylor. Twelve weekend performances will take place in
the Ezekiel Bryant Auditonum i FCCJ North Campus)
starring Friday. April 28 and ending May 14. Show limes
are on Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 2 and 8 p.m. and
Sunday at 3 p.m. Tickets are available for purchase
online at vwwv.stageaurora.org or by calling the box office
CLASS MEETING-The Stanton High School Class of
1944 will hold a second meeting to plan for a celebration.
on April 22 at the Dallas Graham Library (13th and Myrtle
Avenue). All interested person should attend or call Eula
Mayes at 355-3730 or Lillie W. Blue at 764-4829.
SPRINGING INTO 2006 A HEALTHIER YOU-The
Magnolia Project Spring Celebration, a major health fair
sponsored by the Magnolia Project Women's Health
Clnic, will be held Saturday, April 22. 10:00 a.m. -2:00
p.m. at 1780 W. 45th St. (across from the Gate Gas
Station). all health screening are free and will include:
cholesterol, glucose, blood pressure, prostate cancer
screenings, STD tests and adult visionn screenings. There
will also be fun and games for the children, free food and
several chances to win cool door prizes. A live remote
broadcast will be hosted by 92.7 the Beat. For more infor-
mation about this event or Magnolia Project services, con-
tact (904 924-1570.
AM-NIVERSARY RECITAL-Adrienne's Dance & Baton
Company, Jacksonville's oldest African American owned
dance school, will celebrate its 15th Anniversary Recital
on Saturday, April 23 at the Times-Union Center for
Perfonning Arts. The pre-show begins at 4:45 p.m. and the
performance begins at 5:30 p m. For ticket information
call (904) 766-3339. Adrienne Martin-Ra~pell, Directress.
\IORKSHOPS--WJCT Public Broadcasting is banging
research on best parenting practices into the lives of par-
ents and caregivers on the First Coast with a series of
\workshops on April 29 and June 24. 9:00 a m. until noon.
at WJCT Studios. Co-de\eloped by the Talaris Research
Institute and KCTS Seattle Public Telex sion, and spon-
sored locally by WJCT, "Parenting Counts: A Focus On
Early Learning" is a training session with goals of stimu-
lating greater awareness of early learning (ages birth to
five years), promoting more effective parenting and care-
giver techniques and enhancing parent'child relationships.
The workshops are free and open to parent education pro-
fessionals, caregivers and those \\who work with children
under the age of fi\e. Seating is limited: contact Beth
Culkeen at WJCT at 904.358 6391 or email
bdculkeen'll'wjct org to secure 5our place at either the
April or June Parenting Counts workshops.
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THE WILL TO SURVIVE TELEVISION DOCUMENTARY
PROVIDES RARE GLIMPSE INTO THE GULLAH/ GEECHEE CULTURE
April airdates on TVONE for film which highlights the Gullah/Geechee Nation, One
of the Most Authentically African Communities in U.S.
WHAT: Additional airdates for the nationally syndicated television documentary
The Will to Survive: The Story of the Gullah/ Geechee People.
The film will also be shown at the International Black Film Festival in
Berlin, Germany, (first international screening) and the American Black
Film Festival in Miami.
WHEN: Sunday, April 16, 2006 at 5:00 PM
Saturday, April 22, 2006 at 12 PM Noon
WHERE: TV ONE, Check Local Listing
BACKGROUND: The Gullah/Geechee culture was recently named "one of the five
remarkable cultural wonders of the world you should visit before it
vanishes" by USA Today. The Gullahs and Geechees, were first brought
from Africa to the isolated Sea Islands off the coast of North Carolina,
South Carolina and Georgia and have survived in almost total obscurity
for more than 200 years. Many African traditions are maintained in
today's Gullah/Geechee culture.
The hour-long documentary, presented by Wal-Mart's Voices of Color film
series focuses on the last remaining "intact" Geechee community of Hog
Hammock in Sapelo Island, Georgia. Hog Hammock has been called the
most authentic African-American community in the United States. In the
present day, island villagers struggle to. preserve their African culture, and
American property rights.
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Running Back May Be A Draft Focus For Jaguars
The Jacksonville Jaguars will take a long, hard, look at
,,i drafting a running back first. Lendale White
(USC), DeAngelo Williams (Memphis), and
S. Laurence Maroney (Minnesota) are all
intriguing possibilities. The departure of out-
side linebacker Akin Ayodele (Cowboys)
1 1 gives Jacksonville another pressing need on
the strong side. The Jags added some o-line
Lendale depth by signing free agents Mike Williams
(Bills) and Stockar McDougle (Dolphins),
.,. cbut neither is a surefire starter at this stage
and Jacksonville will likely bring in some
young players to push them.
The Jaguars posted a: 12-4 record in
2005. and made it to the playoffs. The team
Gets the 28th pick in the draft
SNumber of Selections: 6 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)
DeAngelo RECENT FIRST ROUND HISTORY:
Williams 2005 Matt Jones (WR/TE, Arkansas); 2004
- Reggie Williams (WR, Washington); 2003 Byron
Leftwich (QB, Marshall); 2002 John Henderson (DT,
Tennessee); 2001 Marcus Stroud (DT, Georgia); 2000 R.
Jay Soward (WR, USC); 1999 Fernando Bryant (CB,
Alabama); 1998 Fred Taylor (RB, Florida), Donovin
Darius (S, Syracuse); 1997 Renaldo Wynn (DT, Notre
Dame); 1996 Kevin Hardy (LB, Illinois); 1995 Tony
Boselli (OT, USC), James Stewart (RB,
The Jaguars will open their 12th NFL
regular season at home hosting the Dallas
Cowboys at Alltel Stadium on September 10
in a nationally televised game on FOX at
4:15 p.m. The Jaguars' schedule includes
Laurence two Monday Night games at home on ESPN
Maroney against the defending Super Bowl champion
Pittsburgh Steelers and the New York
Giants. The Jaguars close the regular season at Kansas City
on New Years Eve, December 31.
In the 2006 NFL schedule released last week,.the Jaguars
will be featured three times on national television (ESPN
twice, FOX). It-marks the first time since 2001 the club has
two nationally televised prime time games.
Fourteen of the Jaguars' 16 regular season games during
the 2006 season will be played on Sundays, with 11 games
at 1:00 p.m. ET kickoffs and three late afternoon games.
Following the season-opener, the Jaguars will host the
Steelers at Alltel Stadium on Monday, September 18 at 8:30
p.m. t four weeks of the regular season.
In October the Jaguars will play at Washington on
October 1 and host the New York Jets on October 8 before
the bye week. This will be Jacksonville's second trip to
Washington and first since 1997. After the bye week on
October 15, the Jaguars will hit the road for back-to-back
road games at Houston on October 22 and their first-ever trip
to Philadelphia on October 29. The Jaguars have won their
two prior meetings against the Eagles (1997, 2002).
Three consecutive home games against Tennessee,
Houston and a Monday Night Game on ESPN against the
New York Giants highlight the November portion of the
schedule. Former Jaguars head coach Tom Coughlin will
lead the Giants into Alltel Stadium for the team's first visit
since 1997. The Jaguars will travel to Buffalo for the second
time in three years on November 26 to battle the Bills.
The Jaguars will open December with their first ever reg-
ular season game at Dolphins Stadium on Sunday, December
3 against Miami. The two teams have met only twice with
the Jaguars winning in 1998 and the Dolphins earning a vic-
tory in 2003. The Jaguars will host Indianapolis on Sunday,
December 10, the second consecutive season the clubs have
met in the second week of December. The Colts edged the
Jaguars, 26-18, at Alltel Stadium last year on December 11.
Following the Colts game, the Jaguars will travel to
Tennessee to play the Titans on December 17.
A rematch of last year's playoff game will be the Jaguars
final home regular season game as the New England Patriots
visit Jacksonville on Christmas Eve, December 24. The
Jaguars close the 2006 regular season on the road at the
Kansas City Chiefs on New Years Eve, December 31.
JU Dolphins Basketball Team Will Have Five New faces Next Season
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -
The Jacksonville men's bas-
ketball team signed three
players to a national letter of
intent on Wednesday, giving
the program five new play-
ers for next season.
The three freshmen sign-
ing with the Dolphins are
Derek Duggins (6-4, 215,
Tampa Freedom H.S.), Ben
Smith (5-10, 165, Dublin
(Ga.) H.S.) and Lehmon
Colbert (6-6, 202, Crawford
County (Ga.) H.S,).
Cliff Warren's second
recruiting class is loaded
.,3.k Ef U
with talent and potential,
with each player adding
much-needed depth to the
"I think we've got com-
mitments from three solid
young men, three solid stu-
dents and three fine basket-
ball players," .Warren said.
"Their knowledge of the
game, their drive to compete
and their willingness to get
better has me excited about
our program's future."
Duggins comes to JU
after a stellar career at
Tampa Freedom High
School under head coach
Randy Grenon. Duggins
averaged 18.4 points per
game as a junior playing at
the small forward.
During his senior year,
Duggins averaged 18.7
points per game as a shoot-
ing guard, with five 30-plus
point games. Over the last
10 games of his prep career,
Duggins averaged more than
28 points per game.
"From a physical stand-
point, I think he can come in
and play right away,"
Warren said. "He played a
number of positions for his
high school coach. He's still
learning the game and
developing as a player."
Because of his age,
Duggins had the option of
going to prep school and big
-name schools such as
Louisville, LSU and Boston
College had previously.
come to watch him play.
"Derek is a good student
and a good kid who can fill
it up," Grenon said. "He's
only been playing basketball
for four years and is still
growing. When he started,
we had him playing as a
power forward and moved
him out each year. While the
adjustment was tough, espe-
cially this year, he was able
to adjust his game and get
better each time out."
Colbert joins the
Dolphins after an exception-
al senior year at Crawford
County High School, aver-
aging 25 points, 13
rebounds, six assists, four
steals and. three blocks per
"He has the ability at the
power forward' position to
step behind the 3-point line
and extend defenses,"
Warren said. "He's a power
forward who can bang
inside, get rebounds, but has.
a good shooting touch from
outside. He'll complement
our other post players well."
While facing double
teams throughout his senior
year, Colbert was able to
handle, the extra defender,
'raising his assist total. He
was named second team all-
state in Class 2A in Georgia.
"His work ethic is great,"
said Clyde Zachary,
Colbert's coach at. Crawford
County. "He is willing to lis-
ten and learn and works hard.
at everything that he gets
involved. He is a tremen-
dous young man."
Rounding out the trio of
signees is Smith, a point
guard from Dublin High
School. As a senior, he-led
Dublin to the Class 2A state
championship and was
named Middle Georgia
"Player of the Year" after
leading Dublin to a- 30-2
record. He was also named
first team all-state by the
"The epitome of a point
guard," Warren said. "He has
a high basketball IQ and is
an extremely hard worker.
He makes his team better
and knows how to win, as
evident by his team winning
the state championship and
the individual honors he
A winner at every level,
Smith averaged 22.7 points
and six assists per game. In
the state championship
game against Thomasville,
he scored 28 points, dished
out eight assists and had five
"He's a baby-faced assas-
sin," said Gary Graham,
Smith AAU coach. "He's an
old-school point guard. He's
a coach on the floor and just
finds a way to get things
Against the best compe-
tition in the country over the
past two years, nobody has
pressed us and that is a cred-
it to him.,He is plays very
.smart and is as, tough as
These three signees join
Szymon Lukasiak and
Tyrone Curnell, who signed
with JU early, as part of the
Dolphins' 2005-06 recruit-
B-CC Baseball Players Earn MEAC Honors
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. Bethune-Cookman College
baseball's Jose Ortiz-Rivera and Nabil Sagbini both collect-
ed weekly honors this week from the Mid-Eastern Athletic
Conference office in Virginia Beach, Virginia after helping
the Wildcats to a 3-1 record on the week, including staying
perfect at 6-0 in the league. Ortiz-Rivera was named Mid-
Eastern Athletic Conference Rookie of the Week, while
Sagbini. collected MEAC Player of the Week honors.
'-, Nabil Sagbini (Barranquilla, Colombia) batted .471 on
the week in four games, including bringing his current hit-
ting streak up to three (3) games in a three-game series
sweep of North Carolina A&T. Sagbini, a senior outfield-
er for the 'Cats, slapped in the first grand slam of his career
in the first game of a doubleheader against the Aggies, and
went on to collect his eighth homerun of the year as he
Nabil Sagbini, touched 'em all again in the nightcap. For the week,
Sagbini collected nine RBI and scored five times himself.
He went on to register back-to-back games with a triple, as well as a double on Sunday
to come up just a homerun shy of completing hitting for the
cycle. The last Wildcat to come near that feat was Carlos
Garcia back on Mar. 2, 2004 against Florida A&M who was
shy one homerun.
Jose Ortiz-Rivera (Juncos, Puerto Rico) is claiming his
second MEAC Rookie of the Week honors after earning the
same accolade just one week ago. Ortiz-Rivera batted a .
solid .462 for the week with one RBI and a triple. His six
hits and five walks put him into scoring position on numer-
ous occasions. He scored five times in four games, allow-
ing him to stay atop the league in the runs category with 39 -.-- --
on the campaign. He also stole two bases to bring his num- .." '- '-'" ;
ber up to 11 foy the season...... K\ :-
From his center field position, Ortiz-Rivera made some .; ,
outstanding plays on the week, including six putouts and ;i:, .' "'-
an amazing sliding catch against North Carolina A&T for .-. : -"
an out that closed the top-half of the inning with runners i Jose Ortiz-Rivera
JACKIE ROBINSON NIGHT
Saturday April S1
Suns vs. Montgomery
9 7:05pm Gates Open at 5:30pm
The first 3,000 fans get a free
Brooklyn Dodger Replica cap and the
Suns will wear commemorative
Brooklyn Dodgers #42 jerseys that
will be auctioned off after the game!
Sponsored by Swisher International, the ackson-
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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 ofpublic record. The Florida Star seeks to educate the com-
munity in the hopes of keeping our community safe.
LEWD/LASCIVIOUS CONDUCT BY JUVENILES -- An
officer working as a resource officer at a middle school was
advised that a student was making allegations of a possible
assault. The officer met with the complainant, who is the
administrator for the school who stated that the victim advised
her that the suspect had held her against her will and told her
to suck his private area. The officer spoke with the victim and
she stated that she was walking to her class when the suspect
grabbed her and placed her in a "head lock." He then hit her
and told her to "suck" his private part. She told him to stop and
get away but he would not. The victim said she grabbed a pole
and held on to it. Then she said the suspect started.poking her
in the side with his fingers and calling her names. At one point,
the victim said her fingers slipped off the pole and she fell to
the ground on her belly. The suspect was then over her and still
holding on to her telling her again to suck. She was yelling for
the teacher who was inside the classroom but no one heard her.
After several minutes two witnesses came around the corer.
They told the suspect to let the victim go. At first he wouldn't
but eventually he did and she ran into the classroom and report-
ed the incident to the teacher.
The officer interviewed both witness and Witness #1 said she
saw the suspect grab the victim and heard what he told her to
do. The other witness, her sister said that when he would not
let the victim go, they ran towards him and he released her.
The officer then interviewed the suspect after reading him his
rights. He advised the officer that he and the victim got into an
argument in the cafeteria earlier. He said that she told him to
"suck her click." At first he denied having said anything to her
but later admitted to hitting the victim and telling her what to
suck. He said the only reason he said those things to her was
because she had told him to suck her first and that made him
The suspect was placed under arrest and transported to JAC.
Juvenile Justice \\as contacted.
ARGUMENT WITH PASSENGER OF A VEHICLE LED
TO SCRATCHING OF FENDER-- An officer was called to,
Townsend Boulevard regarding a criminal mischief. He was
met by the victim who advised that she got into a verbal argu-
ment with the suspect while in traffic. The victim stated she
could hear the victim and a black male having a dispute inside
a vehicle that was stopped next to her vehicle in the 8800 block
of Blanding Boulevard. The victim advised that the male
became irate because she was looking at him and began to yell
at her. The victim stated that she became upset and began to
yell back at him. The victim stated that the suspect got out of
the car where she was a passenger and approached her with a
knife in her hand. Both the suspect and victim were white
females. The victim advised that the suspect threaten her with
the knife and told her "to get out of the car and I will cut you
b--h." The victim ad\ ised that the suspect then took the knife
and scratched her front driver's, side fender. The victim
advised that the traffic started to move and she was able to
leave the scene.
The officer was able to run the suspect's vehicle tag and con-
tacted her. The suspect advised that the victim cut her off in.
. traffic and that is \%hat started the incident. The suspect
Advised that the victimm and her husband, who is black, got into
-a dispute and a passenger in the victim's vehicle threw an
unknown'object at the suspect's vehicle, striking the rear win-
dow area. The suspect advised she became irate and
approached the ictim's vehicle to "take care of the matter."
The suspect ad\ ised a passenger pulled out a box cutter and the
suspect then disengaged and %%ent back to her vehicle. The.
suspect said she did not scratch the victim's vehicle and never
had an altercation with the victim, only the rear passenger.
The officer reported that he observed a long horizontal scratch
on the victim's front drivers side fender
An evidence teclmician and neighborhood canvass were not
The officer reported that he would contact the State Attorney's
office for a filingdecision.
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Venus favors you,
being in aspect with your
ruling planet and her change
of direction this week may
coincide with a shift in your
primary relationship. Those.
with pending relationship
decisions may now sense
more readiness to arrive at
resolution. This week lucky
numbers are: 12, 18, 20, 26,
Gemini (May 21
June 21) A sig-
from your past
may contact rou .
during this peri-
od, just to say hello or even
ask for help. Aspects favor
relationships, romance, part-
ners, and friends. Travel,
whether for business 'or
pleasure, augurs well. Your
intuition and creativity are
strong. You may enjoy day-
dreaming or other pleasura-
ble escapes. This week
lucky numbers are: 5, 11, 15,
Cancer June 21- July
22) Circumstances are
shifting again in
the areas of chil-
dren and lovers.
You may feel the
need to return once again to
a previous condition, just to
see if things might have
changed. If they have not, let
go and leave in good con-
science. Life is too short to
\Sait forever. This week
lucky numbers are: 8, 18,
24, 26, 38.
Leo (July 23 August
S22) Your attention is shift-
ing into the areas
arid romance. You are ready
for playtime and likely to be
thinking: about what fun
Republicans Eliminate Parole Commission
S : 'TALLAHASSEE. FL-
In an. unnecessary and
thoughtless move, House
Republicans Thursday Over-
whelmingly voted to elimi-
nate the Florida Parole
Commission over the objec-
tions of House Democrats.
Terry L. Fields (D
Jackson\ille) worked with,
Representative Curti "
to urge his colleagues to
save the Parole
Commission, .which is
responsible for granting or,
denying parole and evaluat-
ing applications .for the
restoration of civil rights.
"I am disappointed today
that our efforts to restore
funding to the parole com-
mission were denied," said
Rep. Fie'lds. "Today we.
ignored the needs of
Floridians who have paid
their debt to' society and
:want to make a positive con-
tribution to their communi-
S u r p r i s i n g.l y ,
Republicans voted to elimi-
nate the parole commission
after receiving an Office of
Program. Policy Analysis
and. ( Governmental
report and testimony about
the efficiency and cost-
effectiveness of the commis-
sion. Instead of the current
efficient commission, the
Republicans today voted to
create regional boards to
oversee the responsibilities
of the parole commission.
These boards would be
siaffed with ,volunteers,
which would dramatically
"Common sense lost to
ideology today in the
Florida House," said Rep.
activities you can generate.
You love preparing for the
holidays. It gives you a plat-
form to share your warm-
hearted and generous side.
This week lucky numbers
are: 3, 5, 17, 27, 29.
Virgo (August 23 -
Needs of home
and family con-
flict with career
week. Paperwork may be a
nuisance factor. You have a
desire to make your environ-
ment more attractive and
more efficient. Consider
adding a file cabinet, new
shelving, or other storage
items that might improve
your attitude. This week
lucky numbers are: 2, 6, 8,
Libra (September 23
- October 23) This week
D brings positive
payoffs from pre-
along with a dash.
of general good fortune. You
may now be ready to take
the initiative in business
plans and others likely will
be cooperative. Social. life,
romance, and creative
endeavors are favored. This
week lucky numbers are: 27,
47, 51, 53, 63.
Scorpio (October 24
21)See the lead
paragraph on the
because Venus is, in your
sign now. Your recent ten-
dency to withdraw is likely
to shift soon. You.are arriv-
ing at new realizations con-
Meanwhile you have posi-
tive aspects concerning
taxes, loans, insurance,
home, family and property.
This week lucky numbers
are: 12, 14, 26, 42, 50.
S a g itt a r i u s
(Nov ember 22
December 21) The sun
DI returns "home" to
Iour sign this
week. Now is the
time to focus: on
new plansfor this next year
of your life. Take a fresh
look' atwhere you want to
direct your energy.. It is.
appropriate that your atten-
tion be directed toward per-
sonal goals, but remember to
give attention to loved ones
too. This week lucky num-,
bers are: 3, 23, 29, 39, 41.
C a p ri c or n
(December 22 January
19) Paperwork [
continues to be
the bane of your
e x i's t e n e.
However, the most impor-
tant feature. of this week is
that you gain a payoff from
previous efforts. If you need
to assert yourself and your
ideas, now is the time. Your
physical cycle is on an
upswing. Make'the most of
it! This week lucky num-
bers are: 8, 14, 18, 30, 42.
20 -You will be able to do
i almost everything
right this week.
travel, legal activi-
ties, publishing, and any-
thing related to people from
a distance. Relationships to
children, friends, and/or
lovers flow unusually well.
You may hear from a long-
lost friend or acquaintance.
This week lucky numbers
are: 17, 21, 39, 51, 53,
Pisces (February 19 -
March 20)Friends and
business associates out of
the past may surface dur-
ing this period.
Your intuition is
very good and
will serve you
well. Don't hesitate to speak
about it. Your creative talent
is highlighted and generates
Communications and con-
tracts are favored. This week
lucky numbers are: 6, 26,
32, 48, 50.
Teenage Girl Accused
Of Making 1,000 911 Calls
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teenage girl acknowledged
making about 1,000 fake
911 calls from her cell
phone, laughing, taunting
and saying, "You can't catch
me," police said Monday.
Police said some of the
calls made this month lasted
several minutes, and one
lasted an hour.
The girl was charged
over the weekend with two
counts of misdemeanor
falsely reporting an incident
for allegedly making six
fake 911 calls from a local
church phone Saturday.
"She didn't give us a rea-
son for doing this," Chief of
Detectives Dennis Richards
said. "She was very disre-
spectful, and she said that
she was going to keep call-
The girl's name was not
released because she is a
The: case follows the
arrest earlier this year of
Juan Merced, who along
with his wife and oldest son
was accused of making
nearly 1,000 fake 911 calls
from his Buffalo home.
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Phat Girlz Premiere, Plump Pleasin' Phun!
Photos 2006 by Andre' B. Murray/www. bernagency.photoreflect. com
The P/hlt Girl: red
carpet movie premiere
was a fun affair. Super
star actress comedi-
enne lo'Nique not
only is the lead in the
film, but she \\as the
life of the carpet. Her
entire immediate fam-
ily i.e.. mom. dad.
brother and other rela-
tives \were out in force
to show their support.
accommodated all of
the press along the
line especiallyv our
own lens master
Andre"). posing for
photos and doing
interviews. There \\as
never a dull moment
while the sistah \\as
greeting guests, get-
ting hugged. laughing.
cracking jokes or
hamming it up as only
ing co-star. Haitian
born Jimmy Jean-
Louis, \\ho plays her
love interest in the
film \as also a major
carpet pleaser as well
as catching the eye of
every lady reporter
and female b\ stander
around. The suave
ladies' man is a former
male model. having
graced the pages of
i'oWgue. GQ. FH.1 and
Huiper 's Ba_-aar to
name a fe\\. He is defi-
nitely one to \watch as
far as becoming the
next major black sex
symbol and Holly\\ ood
The film's other cast
Kendra C. Johnson.
Joyful Drake. Jack
Nose\\orthv and Eric
Roberts along \\ith the
fi lm's writer r director
Nnegest Likke'. and
Ne\\ myer and Steven J.
\Volfe with executive
producer Steven lines
III. all added to the
glamour and merrl
making of the night.
Phat Girl: is in theaters
no\\. It's a fun movie.
check it out!
More Photos on D-4!
0ha s s u I n 0 00ly h I
By Rych McCain
Our prayers, respects
and good wishes go out to
the family of Terry
Stanton known to the
as Pretty Terry of the
Polyester Players. He
was tragically murdered,
his body left burning on
the street, after having
been shot in the face. A
star studded musical ben-
efit for his children will be
held at the Henry Fonda
Theatre with tributes from
Stevie Wonder, Brandy,
Jamie Foxx, KC & Jo Jo,
Vesta Williams, The
Polyester Players and oth-
From April 20-22, 2006
in Los Angeles, at the
Hotel, ASCAP will present
one of the largest song
workshops ever. "I CRE-
ATE MUSIC," will fea-
ture the top music pros in
the business via panels and
workshops. Go to
www. ascap. com/expo/pan
elists.html for more
Phat Girlz (Fox
Searchlight Pictures); stars
Mo'Nique, Jimmy Jean-
Louis, Godfrey, Kendra C.
Johnson, Joyful Drake,
writing conferences with Whassup continued on D-8
TV ; .
S i .
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TNT 46 17 *** Donnie Brasco i1997i) iC ** Avenger 12006 Suspensel Samr Elliott. rTimrn Hurt:n I1CCi *** The Legend of Bagger Vance 12001 Drama Will Smith Matt Damon (CCI Remember-Ttns
USA 64 25 Coach i iCCi. | I+ Casper (I 995 Fantasy i 1rirstina Ri:ci, Bill Puiirrar i:.Ci I The Outlaw Josey Wales 11976 Wesiernri Clint Easrwood Chief Dan GDerge Sondra Lodkle iCCI The Gauntlet
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PBS 8 5 Lawrence Welk Show Antiques Roadshow (CC) Keeping Up |Keeping Up Time Goes Time Goes Served IServed Python The Office
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WB B 9 -7 Indecent My Wife Will-Grace IWill-Grace Charmed 6 (CC) Survival of the Richest Smallville "Resurrection" Star Trek: Enterprise 0
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TBS 17 18 ** The Mummy (1999) iPA) Brendan Fraser *** The Lord of the Rings. The Two Towers (2002; iPA) Elijah Wood Premiere iCC) The 6th Day
TNT 46 17 *** Remember the Titans 12000,1. Will Patton I C i ** The Replacements (2000, Comedy; Keanu Reeves i'CCo I* Jerry Maguire (1996) Tom Cruise
USA 64 25 The Gauntlet (1977; Clint Easht.ood Premiere Law & Order: SVU ILaw & Order- SVU ILaw & Order: SVU ILaw & Order
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FAM 43 23 *** Back to the Future (19851 Michael J. Fo:, (CC ** Scooby-Doo (2002) Freddie Prinze Jr (CC ** Scooby-Doo (20021 Freddie Prinze Jr. (CC)
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TBS 17 18 The Lord of the Rings. The Fellowship of the Ring *** The Lord of the Rings The Two Towers 12002r PA) Ellah Wood lan McKellen (CC; lRunning
TNT 46 17 The Replacements (2000) Keanu Reeves (CC) *** Drumline (2002'1 Nrck Cann.on, Zoe Saldana (CC) I*** Drumline (2002) Nick Cannon
USA 64 25 ** Dirty Harry r(171) Clint Eastwood |*** Gangs of New York (2002; Leonard.o DiCaprin., Daniel Day-Lewis Premiere ICC, Law & Order: SVU
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ENTERTAIN 4 NT
Conversation From The Serious Side Of Mo'Nique!
By Rych McCain
She is Mo'Nique.
Legions of her fans
flocked to see her live as a
starring member of The
Queens of Comedy tour,
film and album. They-
faithfully tuned in weekly
for five seasons to see her
as "Nikki" on the popular
UPN-TV sitcom "The
Parkers." She currently is
the hostess of "Show Time
At The Apollo," and has a
new movie out Phat Girlz.
Mo'Nique first gained
visibility and immense
popularity with perform-
ances on HBO's "Def
Comedy Jam," "Apollo
Comedy Hour," "Snaps"
and BET's "Comic View."
She has become a
spokesperson and role
model for. voluptuous
women everywhere. Her
musings on life are fea-
tured in her New York
Times bestseller, Skinny
Women Are Evil.
Mo'Nique is a master at
making people laugh, she
has a lucid serious side
that is not to be taken
lightly. When asked what
message she hopes the
viewing audience will get
,from her movie Phat
Girlz, she is quick to point
out, "To dig the skin their
in-that's it. There are no
special formulas or hidden
secrets, just dig you."
"I'm hoping that when
people walk away from
the movie Phat Girlz,
skinny girls, white girls,
black girls, black men,
white men; we all walk
away with a little more
kindness in our hears.
That we just want to deal
with people a little differ-
ently." Was anything in
this movie personally
painful? Mo'Nique is
clear again, "No.
Everything she (the
writer), put in the movie, I
think, needed to be said.
Everything that she
visioned, I think needed to
come to life because often
times we are so worried
about being politically
correct, we don't really
tell the truth. We don't
want *to offend or put
somebody on front street.
Well this movie is putting
America on the front line
saying look at what you
are doing, look at what
Where did Mo'Nique
find the strength and posi-
tive self image to deal
with her size? "I had
incredible parents. I have
incredible parents. I didn't
know there was anything
wrong with being fat, not
in my home. My dad said
you are the prettiest girl in
the world, so I didn't
know that there was this
bad thing about me having
a big stomach, because at
home it wasn't a bad
thing. So when I got out
into the world, I said I
have a big stomach, so
what, I'm pretty. Being a
big girl was never my
issue. I've had other
issues, but being a big girl'
was not one of them.
In the film, the African
men loved the thick heavy
girls. Mo'Nique says that
is true in real life. She
laughs, "I've been to
Africa, that's as true as it
comes. When I got off that
plane baby, they were
whistling, they were call-
ing out my name, they
love- thick women. And
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12 noon, "Showtime at the
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7:30 p.m. & 10 p.m.,
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cated columnist, and
national radio contributor
7 a.m. "Sweating in the
Spirit" Get fit with
Donna Richardson Joyner,
11 a.m. "Patti Labelle"
4:00pm "Inside the
Caucus" a one-hour pub-
lic affairs program giving
you the inside scoop from
a black perspective of the
political activity in the
*Sat. 4/15,-1:00 p.m.
Willie Dynamite Movie
(1974) with Roscoe
Orman, Diana Sands,
Thalmus Rasulala. A pimp
must contend with a busi-
ness rival and the pres-
sures of life atop the New
York hustling scene.
Beloved stage and screen
actress Diana Sands is in
fine form in her final per-
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Truck Turner Movie
(1974) with Isaac Hayes,
Yaphet Kotto, Nichelle
Nichols, Annazette Chase.
Truck is a bounty hunter
who gets a job to track
down a guy named Gator.
When he and his partner
find him, a chase ensues
and Gator is killed. This
makes Gator's woman,
Dorinda, very angry and
she puts a hit on Truck.
The man who agrees to kill
Truck is named Blue. The
question is whether Truck
can survive with Blue and
'his gang on his trail.
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with William Marshall,
Vonetta McGee, Denise
Rasulala.. After visiting
Count Dracula; Blacula is
turned into a vampire and
is locked in a coffin. Years
later, two antique collec-
tors transport the coffin to
Los Angeles. Once the two
men open the coffin, they
unleash Blacula on the
entire city. Once discov-
ered he is soon hunted
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men; oh they like a thick
woman because they come
over our house three or
four o'clock in the morn-
ing when their done with
the small girl."
What is Mo'Nique's
response to anyone who
says her projects are too
focused on the subject of
fat and move on to other
subject matter? She is no
nonsense on this one,
"Here's what makes me
chuckle about, that. Have
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Jack noseworthy and Eric
Roberts. Written and
Directed by Nnegest
Likke; produced by Bobby
Newmyer and Steven J.
Wolfe; executive producer,
This movie will sur-
prise a lot of people who
have a one dimensional
perception of Monique as
just being funny. The lady
has serious acting chops
which she demonstrates
quite perficiently. The
premise of the story is a
plus size sistah named
Jazmin (Mo'Nique), who
is a budding clothing
designer finding love in an
unexpected situation when
she and her two running
buddies i.e., perfect 10
cousin Mia (Joyful Drake)
and best friend Stacey
(Kendra C. Johnson)
accompany her on a week-
end trip to Palms Springs
that she has won. The
movie is different in that it
allows the viewer to per-
ceive the reality of weight
discrimination as practiced
daily via the simple every-
day things such as clothing
sizes to lack of public
accommodations and so
Another positive twist
is the beautiful way our
mother continent Africa is
presented. We get to see
Lagos, Nigeria as it actual-
ly is-a modem, up-to-
date metropolis with the
focus on her professional
class of successful doctors.
No Jungle bunny stereo-
While the ladies are
relaxing by the pool side
they meet a trio of success-
ful Nigerian doctors who
happen to be in Palm
Springs for a medical con-
vention. Jazmin meets and
begins a romance with
Tunde (Jimmy Jean-
Louis), who has killer
looks, grace and butter
smooth charm. Her friend
Stacy picks up on Akibo,
Tunde's colleague while
the third doctor feels he is
stuck with Mia because she
is the thin one of the
bunch. In their culture,
they prefer heavy, thick
women. So for the first
time fat is in and thin is
This movie may change
some of the sister's per-
spectives on broadening
their male eligibility list to
include brothers from the
motherland. The comedy
spots are funny as you
expect from Mo'Nique,
but the drama is very
believably real. Go see
Phat Girlz and have a good
TV In Black continuedfrom D-7
young men and women
another for bragging rights
5 p.m., "Rap City"
11 p.m, "In Living Color"
Monday-Friday 6 p.m &
.Saturdays 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.,
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