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|Section A: Main: Editorial|
|Section A: Main: Church|
|Section A: Main: Lifestyle|
|Section A: Main: State|
|Section A: Main: National|
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|Section B: Prep Rap|
|Section C: Local|
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|Section C: Regional|
|Section C: Sports|
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|Section D: Entertainment|
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Section A: Main
page A 1
Section A: Main: Editorial
page A 2
Section A: Main: Church
page A 3
Section A: Main: Lifestyle
page A 4
Section A: Main: State
page A 5
Section A: Main: National
page A 6
Section A: Main continued
page A 7
page A 8
Section B: Prep Rap
page B 1
page B 2
page B 3
page B 4
page B 5
page B 6
page B 7
page B 8
Section C: Local
page C 1
Section C continued
page C 2
page C 3
Section C: Regional
page C 4
Section C: Sports
page C 5
Section C continued
page C 6
page C 7
page C 8
Section D: Entertainment
page D 1
page D 2
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son, Earnest Lee Walker is
23-years-old and they had
recently moved to Marietta,
Georgia from Warner
They had dinner and Ms.
Fountain asked Earnest to
wash the dishes, according
to witness. With that
request, they began to argue
and Walker then got a knife
and began stabbing his
mother in front of his two
nieces who are ten and
under. He stabbed his moth-
er in her chest and in her
back, after she threaten to
call the police.
The police were called
and Walker was arrested
after the officer was able to
subdue him. using pepper
spray. Mrs. Fountain to the
hospital where she died.
Ms. Fountain had acquired a
job at a Goodwill store in
Marietta as a production
assistant. The store manag-
er said Fountain was a hard
worker and well-liked.
Employees of the store
would be offered counsel-
Walker has been charged
with felony murder and
aggravated assault. He has
also been charged with two
counts of cruelty to children
since the stabbing and argu-
ment occurred in the pres-
ence of two juveniles
The Young in Florida and Georgia Involved in
Shootings, Deaths and Robberies
Trarelle LaQuan Zack William Glenn,
Mack, 17 18
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Richard Gary, 18 Roderick
The warm weather of summer is not an
excuse for the amount of crime being expe-
rienced among the young. Police are still
searching for the killers) of a Jacksonville
teen who was shot in the Washington
Heights area while riding a bike Thursday.
S According to witness, after the teen was
Marcus Lane, shot, and had fallen to the ground, the
21 shooters started kicking and beating on him.
He later died and the friend he was riding
with, was not injured.
SOn Tuesday, a 17-year-old Putnam County, Fl resident, Trarelle Mack was counting money for a pizza when his
friend, Zack William Glenn, picked up a gun pretending to rob his friend. According to Glenn, Mack grabbed
the gun nd it went off, 'shooting him in the chest and Glenn has been charged with manslaughter as investigators
determined culpable negligence was the cause of Mack's death.
Glynn County, Ga. Police Department arrest four people in connection with four burglaries at Readdick Street
Metal that occurred in April, May and June. More than $15,000 worth of various types of copper was stolen.
Kenneth Varnadore was charged with four counts of burglary; Jason Carte was also charged with four counts of
burglary; Angela Whorley was charged with two counts of party to the crime of burglary and Marcus Lane was
charged with two counts of burglary.
With the amount of crime, Sheriff John Rutherford of Jacksonville submitted a letter to Mayor Peyton advising
him that he is unable to cut his budget by the mandated ten percent which is almost $33 million. The Sheriff said
that such a cut would require he reduce the number of officer by 308. The Young Continued on A-7
Attempt Being Made to Qualify
Unqualified Director and Chief of JFRD
According to the Jacksonville Brotherhood of Firefighters, Dan Kleman have the mini-
mum qualifications for fire chief. The organization feels that he does'not have the ability to
insure the safety of firefighters if the city should experience a large scale fire, hazardous
material or medical emergencies. They are also concerned about the City Council's approv-
ing a rewritten, reduced qualification guideline that is not comparable to cities the size and
population of Jacksonville in an effort to guarantee the confirmation of the interim director.
The rewritten document reduced the qualification to a two year degree and five years of
administrative experience in public safety. The Jacksonville Brotherhood of Firefighters feel
that if Interim Director Dan Kleman and Assistant Chief Randy White are appointed,
Jacksonville and its citizens will have a public safety issue.
The organization and several concerned city groups are therefore requesting that the
Council look at the unrewritten qualifications, take a second look at the appointments of
Assistant Chief Randy White and Interim Director Dan Kleman and in using such guidelines,
if it is determined that either or both are not qualified for the positions recommended, that
they be-removed from their respective positions and that a nationwide search be conducted
for persons that have, the appropriate education, training and experience to handle our city.
Jacksonville's own, Officer Kenneth Jefferson
received for the second time, the Florida Law.,
Enforcement Public Information Officer's Associatiof
Award for the Most Outstanding PIO of the Year. He
is the first to receive such an honor, two years in a row.,
The position of PIO requires Jefferson to be on call 24
hours a day, seven days a week so, he recognized and,
thanked his wife for being his beacon, of support. He
said, when the phone rings at 3:00 a.m., it not only
wakes him up, it wakes her up also and he is sincerely:
grateful for her understanding. Office Jefferson said:
he truly enjoys being a part of the Jacksonville
Sheriff's office, which was his childhood dream.'
Congratulations Ken Jefferson!
Mailbox Protection Needed
A Florida Star/Georgia Star Exclusive
by: Lonzie C. Leath
Lock Your Mailbox, Inc. is a Dallas, Texas based
company that through research learned that there are
24,000 identity theft complaints reported daily to FTC
and therefore established a system to convert existing
mailboxes to a locking mailbox. The company com-
municated with the National Crime Prevention
Council, the U.S. Postal Service, Federal Trade
Commission, the Identity Theft Resource. Center and:
the FBI regarding the existing problems citizens are:
experiencing with identity theft. The National Crime:
Prevention Council recommended installing a locking:
mailbox since thieves steal credit card and personal,
information from curbside mailboxes. The locking:
insert that can be installed through the company is1
highly recommended by Mailbox Continued A-7
Power of Prevention.
Sosa Hits 600th Career Home Run
Sammy Sosa joined the elite 600 Home Runs Club while
back with the Texas Rangers against the Chicago Cubs. The
other four players in history that have hit 600 home runs are
Hank Aaron, Barry Bonds, Willie Mays and Babe Ruth.
Mayor Jake Godbold Underwent Open Heart Surgery
Former Mayor Jake Godbolt underwent open heart surgery Thursday at Memorial
Hospital. It was a five bypass procedure.
Jacksonville Company Again in Top 100 Black Companies in the U. S.
Black Enterprise released the top gross black-owned companies for 2007 which includ-
ed eleven companies in Florida, one of which is in Jacksonville Raven Transport
Company, with W. Randolph Lee as CEO. The trucking company started in 1985 and
has 367 employees. It is number 66 in the country, moving up two notches from the
last Black Enterprise report. The majority of the top black-owned companies in the top
100, are car dealerships. Of the eleven in Florida, seven are auto dealers.
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After World War II,
Congress passed several
other GI. Bills to provide
educational benefits for vet-
erans returning home from
the Korean War and the
Since the Vietnam War,
Congress passed two GI.
Bills that established peace-
time educational benefits for
members of the all volunteer
Armed Services. Although
the current Montgomery GI.
Bill of 1985 provides peace-
time educational benefits,
the current program was not
designed to meet the needs
of our current global situa-
tion a situation in which
several hundred thousand
men and woman in uniform
are fighting in Afghanistan
Our military operations
inAfghanistan and Iraq have
strained out entire all-volun-
teer military, forcing many
of our Reservist and
National Guard units into
extended tours of duty.
Many of our men and
women in the Army, Air
Force, Navy, and the Marine
Corps have served more
than one.tour of duty in Iraq
With hundreds of thou-
sands of our brave men and
women currently fighting
overseas in Afghanistan and
Iraq, we need a new GI. Bill
to honor these veterans
when they all finally return
home. The Post-9/11
Assistance Act of 2007 is
designed to expand the edu-
cational benefits that our
nation offers to our brave
men and womei who have
served us so honorably and
who have sacrificed so
much since the terrorist
attacks of September 11,
The bill that I introduced
is designed to give this gen-
eration, who took it upon
themselves to serve after
9/11, benefits very similar to
those provided to the veter-
ans of World War II.
This bill would specifi-
cally increase educational
benefits to members of the
military who have served at
least two years of active duty
with at least some period of
active duty time served
beginning on or after
September 11, 2001.
Veterans will be eligible
to receive these benefits for
no more than 36 months or
four academic years and
would have 15 years to exer-
cise these benefits. The
House version of this legis-
lation limits benefit pay-
ments to the cost of the most
expensive public institution
in the state in which the vet-
eran is enrolled.
If the veteran chooses to
attend a private institution,
the veteran must pay the dif-
ference between the cost of
the college of his or her
choice and the most expen-
sive public institution of the
state in which the veteran is
enrolled. Like the GI. Bill of
1944, the Post-9/11 GI. bill
will pay for tuition, books,
fees, room and board, and
provide a monthly stipend of
While in law school, I
was privileged to serve' in
the Massachusetts National
Guard and the U.S. Army
Reserves. I fortunately was
never called into active duty,
but the circumstances of our
global situation today have
pulled thousands of Guard
and Reservists out of college
into active duty. I am proud
to represent the Third
Congressional District of
Virginia which is home to
thousands of military per-
sonnel. You cannot go very
far in my district without
running into a military
installation or a member of
our Armed Forces. I see the
sacrifices of our men and
women and their families
each and every day. It is time
that we pass a GI. Bill on the
same scale of the first GI.
Bill that was passed at the
end of World War II to meet
the sacrifices of this genera-
tion. I am, pleased to join
Senator Webb by introduc-
ing the Post-9/llVeterans
Educational Assistance Act
of 2007 in the House and I
encourage my colleagues to
support this important legis-
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Faith In Our Community
Schedule of Events and Services
VARICK MEMORIAL A.M.E. ZION CHURCH,
with Rev. Charles Tabb, Pastor, will host the 117th
Annual Session of the South Florida Conference,
Alabama-Florida Episcopal District, June 19th through
June 24th at the Clarion Hotel, Jacksonville
International Airport. Evening services begin at 7 p.m.
Call (904) 725-5892 for more information..
COMMUNITY DAY OF PRAYER at the Faust
Temple Church of God In Christ, located at 3328
Moncrief Rd. is having prayer for teens, youth, singles,
married couples and prayer for the sheriff and police
dept. Saturday, June 23rd and Saturday, July 7th, from
11 a.m. Noon. For more information contact the
church at (904) 353-1418.
THE MUSIC MINISTRY OF THE FIRST A.M.E.
CHURCH of Palm Coast, located at 91 Old Kings
Rd., North, with Rev. Gillard S. Glover, Pastor, is hav-
ing their Second Annual Community Music Workshop
and Seminar. Dr.,Raymond Wise, world renowned con-
ductor, songwriter and musician, will be the guest clini-
cian. The workshop begins Friday, July 6, and culmi-
nates with a Community Choir Concert on Sunday, July
8, at 5 p.m. at the Matanzas High School Theatre.
Concert tickets are $15. Workshop registration is $35
per person, which includes a DVD of the workshop
S100th Year Birthday Celebration ~
Daisy Minor-Hicks; Pastor of the
Bethlehem Apostolic Temple Church
celebrated 100 years of life on Tuesday,
June 19th, 2007. Pastor Hicks of the
P .--. Florida State Council, P.A. of W, cele-
brated with family and friends. The life
and legacy of this beloved matriarch
positively affected the lives of everyone
she has come in contact with. It is with
Much honor and Christian joy that we
4, give honor to whom honor is due. We
'Praz'You! We Celebrate You! Pastor Daisy Minor-Hicks.
concert. For registration or concert information, please
call (386) 446-5759, or email at www.famemu-
YOUTH EXPLOSION 2007 presented by FIRST
BAPTIST CHURCH NORTH JACKSONVILLE is
having the Health Awareness 2007, Saturday, June 23,
2007 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Winn Dixie located
at Edgewood Ave and Avenue B for Customer
Appreciation Day. There will be health screenings,
entertainment, free food, and fun and games;
SWORD AND SHIELD KINGDOM OUTREACH
MINISTRY June 24th at 3:45 p.m. at the Father's
House conference Center located at 1820 Monument
Rd., Bldg. #2, Jacksonville, FL. Share in our 2007
Serious Praise Service. Special guest speakers are: Dr.
Rhonda Addo "Ruth," Dr. Veronica Troup "Mary"
(mother of Christ), PBR Monica Bosque "Ester," and
Rev. Nl attie Freeman "Debra." No admission fee. Rev.
Mattie W. Freeman, Pastor.
WATCH THE LAMB MINISTIRES located at 251.9
Soutel Drive at 11th Avenue with Pastor Dr., Betty Tutt
extend the public an invitation to witness the Pre-K
class 'under the leadership of soloist Sharonda Wilson
and the Teenagers. Class under the auspices of Devan,
Justin and Kindy Roberts in a Review at The close of
the service, Sunday July 1st. Assistant Pastor Sharon
Mortley will be the speaker. For more information or
directions call (904) 764-1104 or (904) 994-1044.
Listings are due the Tuesday before the next issue. Email
submissions preferred. Send to: email@example.com
SAfrican Mlethodist Episcopal (
1510 W. 45th Street
Jacksonville, Florida 32208
Pastor: Rev. Roger Williams
.Church School: 10:00 a.m. Worship Service:
L Midweek Bible Study: 6:00 p.m.
Ask Us About Our
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FAMILY OWNED AND OPERATED
ALPHONSO WEST MORTUARY, INC.
4409 Soulel Dr. Jacksonville. I-1. 32208
Tel: (904) 766-9671 Fa\: (904) 760-2354
.Jacqueline V. Bartler
Assembly of God, Inc.
SOUTHWEST CAMPUS CLAY CO.
(Hwy. 218, across from Wilkinson Jr. High)
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship 10:45 a.m. Wednesday
Night 7:30 p.m.
S CENTRAL CAMPUS
Pastor Steve and (Lane Avenue & I-10)
-NEJ\ LOCATION -
0 0i1 Dilh north ai
Pastor Cecil mnaAil V.Pastor (,,iti' '.
Paulineor Ccggin Sunday at 10:45 a.rn. Kinm h'lin
Wednesday at 7:00 p.m.
For more info., call (904) 781-9393
5755 Ramona Blvd.
Jacksonville, Florida 322115 ('14) 781-9393
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Em ail: .'\ ,anr i Illn ipl eLiil c \ iic.'el i iintl'.I I ,I'
10:45 am Service Interpreted for Deaf at Central rniinpii
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ALSTON, Jeffrey, died
June 3, 2007.
ANDERSON, Lillie M.,
died June 18, 2007.
BARTLEY, Joshua, died
June 17, 2007.
Robert, died June 15,
BRYANT, Melvin, 90,
died June 17, 2007.
BULLARD, "Baby Boy"
Alwhid, Jr., died June 13,
CLARK, Denise M., 43,
died June 11, 2007.
CRUZ, C'ristin. died June
DANIEL, Leon, 56, died
June 17, 2007,
DE1OE, Lois A., died
June 18, 2007.
DUHART, Stanley E.,,
died June 11, 2007.
ELERBY, Grace R., died
June 13, 2007.
FLOYD, Neal, died June
FR.AZlIER, Edward, Jr.,
69, died June 18, 2007.
Allphloi-, West Mortuary,
(-_;\, Adell L., died
JliIc 13, 2007.
HA NIES, Dorothy M.,
JiuII 17, 2007.
Ki:LL.LNI, Albert, 74,
dli.d June 16, 2007.
EK. RIIE, David, died
June 18, 2007.
52, died June 16, 2007.
MOORE, Lena T., died
June 12, 2007.
OWENS, Michelle, died
June 18, 2007.
PIKER, Joann, died June
14, died June 15, 2007.
RATHEY, Mary Jane,
62, died June 11, 2007.
RIPLEY, Bobby, died
June 15, 2007.
H., died June 16, 2007.
SAMUELS, Arthur, Sr.,
died June 15, 2007.
SCOTT, Bryan, Jr., died
June 3, 00.().
SININIONS, Farris L.,
died June 12,2007.
THURMAN, Carey, 70,
died June 16, 2007.
WALKER, Alfredo, Jr.,
52, died June 8, 2007.
WARREN, Robert, Jr.,
died June 14, 2007.
Christopher, 26, died June
WILLIANIS. Ronnie, 55,
died June 17, 2007.
VWILL..I.AMS. Sarah F.,
died June 12, 2007.
DES.-VMIEA. lBcIhol,. Sr.,
died June 16,2007.
The Church Directory
"Come and Worship With Us"
New Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church
1.824 Prospect Street Jacksonville, FL 32208
Sunday School ................................. 9:30 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship ......................11:00 a.m. '
Youth Church 2nd & 3rd Sundays'
(Old Sanctuary)............................ .... 11:00 a.m i .
Tuesday Prayer Meeting..................... 7:30 p.m. '
Tuesday Pastoral. Bible Study ............... 8:00 p.m. !' '-
Rev. Eric Lee, Pastor
Rev. Joe Calhoun, Pastor Emeritus .
(904) 764-5727 Church
Historic Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church
Worship Service' 10:00 a.m.
Church School 8:45 a.m.
Fulfillment Hour Bible Study 6:30 p.m.
Every 2nd & 4th Thursday 10:00 a.m.-12:00 Noon
Joy Explosion Ministry 6:30 p.m.
201 East Beaver St. (904) 355-9475
Rev. F.D. Richardson Jr., Pastor
Mount Sinai Missionary Baptist Church
2036 Silver Street Jacksonville, FL 32206
Rev. R. L. Gundy, Pastor
c!I.l4- 354-7249- Church
Bihlf Pownr Enrichment Heilr
SundaL School 4:15 10:15 a.m.
Baprism-Praise & Worship
S(Sanc uar ............................................. 1 :30
Youth Church-2nd & 3rd Sundays
Fellow ship Hall 111:31 a.m.
Wednesday, Noonday Prayer 12 Noon
Inspiration \\ ednesdac Worship Service.................6:00-8:00 p.m.
MT. CHARITY MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH
1417 North Laura St. Jacksonville, Florida 32206
George Harvey, Jr.. M.A.. M. Div., Pastor
Telephone: (904) 356-06-4 or 768-4453
"Christ diedfor our sins...was buried *.:,'. ;. .' ..(....:" "TeeI C : :. .; .' :-
Sulzbacher Outreach Service 8:30 a.m.
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship 11:0,0 a.m.
Evening Worship 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday & Friday~'-i: S... i.. i .. 3.) p.m
Saturday Prison Outreach 1:00 p.m.
Saturday Nursing Home.Outreach 3rd and 4th Saturdays
S"Call or Wite Mt. Charity for FREE Sunday School Oaldhnes"
A Bible Preaching, Bible Believing and Bible Practicing Church
"Without the shedding of Blood, there is no remission of sin" (Hebrews 9:22)
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"The Church Where Everybold Is Someboty"
Bishop Lorenzo Hall., Pastor
Street Address: 723 W. 4th St. J-cksonville, Florida 32209
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 3575, Jacksonville, Florida 32206
Church Telephone: (904) 359-0661 Home: (904) 358-8932 Cell: 710-1586
Sunday School 9:30 a.m.
Morning Worship 11:00 a.m.
Tuesday Prayer I.kin Ilt. Bible SJu.i,"' 1I pm.
Thursday Joy Night,7:00 pm.
"Email: (spelli75ai aol.con
PENTECOSTAL CHURCH of GOD
"Jesus Loves Sinners Church Folk Don't"
,i' Elder Joseph Rice
SSunday School 10:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship 12:00 Noon & 7:00 p.m.
SBible Study Tuesday & Friday---- 7:00 p.m.
I (912) 267-6395 (912) 996-4864 Cell
S2705 MLK Blvd., Brunswick, GA 31520
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to cil'r'i,.I prpoi' under the heav-
en. A time to be born, and a time
to die. "--Ecclesiastes 3:1-2.
No one wants to talk about
death and funerals. Too depress-
ing.I ln;l'rtlunrlAt ly. death is a fact
oflife and ilL: -i li", 'n is noway
to avoid it. For indeed there is a
"time to be born and a :::. to
You may want a 1i.i.::,I'..
funeral service with visitation
and a member of the clergy con-
ducting services at a church orTa
lun:r.al home. Would you want
an open or c!l'.tld ca.ket NM.' !b.
you want a special fiic6l t do
the eulogy or r.inmul members to
read scripture p.assags .r E .'...y
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directors, .-,. let o:.- iitn ,'>
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"There's Always Something
Happening On The First Coast"
A Celebration of Excellence and Ethics
The Edward Waters Colleges of Trustees honored
their 27th President Dr. Oswald P. Bronson, Sr. at a
magnificent black tie affair at the downtown Regency
Hyatt Hotel. The celebratory program featured as
Keynote Speaker the President Emeritus, Bennett
College Dr. Johnetta Betsch Cole with entertainment
from Bethune Cookman Alumnus and International
Entertainer Harry Burney.
Each guest was provided a copy of the remarks of
Dr. Bronson and I'd like to share excerpts from those
The New Edward Waters College
"It was in the evening time when a telephone call
came to my attention with the news that had shaken not
only the Edward Waters family, but Black Colleges and
Universities in general. It was the voice of Bishop
McKinley Young offering Oswald P. Bronson, Sr. an
opportunity to which I could only say 'yes,' provided
the Bethune Cookman College Board of Trustees
would give their approval.
Yes I had retired from the presidency of Bethune
Cookman a position I was blessed to serve for 29
years. However, upon my retirement, I was issued a
consultant contract and felt it expedient to secure
Trustee approval before accepting the offer from
Bishop Young and the Trustees of Edward Waters
College. By My Friends, I Wanted Very Much To
Become The Chief Servant Of This Historic Institution
so much that I prevailed upon the B-CC Trustees to let
me serve EWC Trustees", stated Dr. Oswald P.
And he served EWC well during his tenure! The
College is fully accredited for the next 15 years. Dr.
Bronson's assessment of the four challenges for EWC
set forth a blueprint for the institution that included:
assuring the faculty and staff of the educational mis-
sions of Edward Waters College; put in place a leader-
ship team that would meet the mandates of the
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools; the state
of the faculty'and staff morale and their confidence in
the integrity of administrators; and setting forth the
urgent need to communicate a philosophical thrust that
would inspire the entire college. The Trustees issued a
call for the support of the Double E Principle names
"The Pursuant of Excellence and Ethics in all that we
do. The New EWC is on steady ground for its 28th
President, Dr. Claudette H. Williams.
It was a splendid celebration indeed for a leader that
is loved and respected by ALL!
Don't, forget to let us know of your upcoming
events. Contact us at 904 766-8834; E-mail
socially@TheFloridaStar.com or you may reach me
directly at firstname.lastname@example.org, telephone (904) 285-9777
or fax (904) 285-7008.
See you in the paper!
Dr. and Mrs. Oswald P. Bronson entering the Hyatt Regency
Ballroom for Edward Water's College Board of Trustees' Celebration
of Excellence and Ethics in Dr. Bronson's Honor. (allphotos by J. Carl
PreNiding Prelate-llth Episcopal District a.M.E. Church Bishop
McKinlry Young and Historic Mt. ZiSin A. M. E. Church officer Mr.
Sollie Mitchell with EWC Celebration Keynote Speahrr Dr. Johnetta
lIM I I 24th EWC president Dr. Robert L. MitcheII and Mrs. Mitchell with
EWC Staffer Dr. Phyllis Walker, incoming president Dr. Claudette H. their Mrs. Barbara Middlebrookl, Shuman. Dr. Miththll gave a rous-
Williams and Keynote Speaker Dr. Johnetta B. Cole. ing invocation and blessing at the event.
The McLendons took the opportunity to dance a little during the
EWC Celebration. Dr. Groomes-McLendon is a member of EWC's
Board of Trustees.
i i ll.lIII -
Retired FCCJ North Campus president Dr. Ezekiel Bryant and Mrs.
Christella Bryant. A $5,000 EWC Scholarship aw reccill named in
Mrs. Bryant honor.
Mesdames Vera White, Thelma Lewis, Lydia Wooden and Charlotte
Bethune-Cookman University Alumnus and International
Entertainer Harry Burney with International Performer Ms. Roslyn
'Auntie Roz' Burrough.
The Carl Youngs with their hosts and long term friends Dr, Nathaniel
and Mrs. Vera Davis. Dr. Davis and Dr. Bronson have a long history.
During Dr. Bronson's presidency at Bethune Cookman University, Dr.
Davis was a member of the college's Board of Trustees.
Ms. Gwendolyn Mitchell with a special friend at the EWC
City of Jacksonville Division Chief Mrs. Roslyn Phillips with a guest All in the Family: Rev and Mr. George Jones and Mrs. MapleJones.
and Ron Belton.Alln the Family: Rev. and Mrs. George Jones and Mrs. Mapleones.
EWC graduates Mrs. Peggy Rice Johnson and Ken Johnson with
international entertainer Ms. Roslyn 'Auntie Roz' Burrough.
Retired Jacksonville Sheriff Nat Glover with Mses. Lucy Milice, SGA
President EWC, Brittani Raulerson, SGA Chief of Staff, UNF and
SRachael Tutwiler, SGA President, UNF.A
The James Richardsons and State Representative Ms. Audrey
Dr. and I1rs. Richard Danford.
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The Stir June 23, 2007
* Minority-Majority by 2025
Georgia City's Experiment
Can Georgia Experiment
Work In Florida's Cities?
Now that the Florida Legislature has car-
ried through on their mandating lower prop-
erty taxes, some local officials are warning
of libraries shutting down, your 911 call
going unanswered, or our local jail turning
Some of those elected officials should
turn their gaze north, where they could
observe how a Georgia city that demon-
strates how Florida's local governments
might not only survive but could possibly
thrive, with big savings for taxpayers.
Sandy Springs, Georgia is a fast-growing
town of more than 80,000 residents just
North of Atlanta. It is Georgia's sixth largest
city. But what makes Sandy Springs so
unique is that it has only four public
employees who are not involved with public
safety. Except for police and
fire, virtually every govern-
ment function has been con-
tracted out.As Mayor Eva
Galambos Ph.D. says "Our
government is operated prima- :..'
rily by private enterprise i
through a contract with the
City. We have put competition
into the equation of providing
local government services."
In its two years under pri- Signage for th
vate management, Sandy
Springs hasn't needed a tax hike or a fee
increase, the government has become more
responsive, the service quality has
improved, and so has customer satisfaction.
The residents love it.
How could Florida's communities follow
suit? First, they could take a page from man-
agement guru Peter Drucker and require that
every "traditional" service or function prove
that it's a proper role of government.
Second, they could apply to local gov-
ernment Drucker's famous test for business:
"If we weren't doing this yesterday, would
we do it today?" Some services may well be
discontinued rather than contracted out.
Indeed, certain services that some other
cities provide won't necessarily be provided
by Sandy Springs either because they've
outgrown their purpose, they're no longer
effective, or they're outside the proper scope
Local officials carl determine on a case-
by-case basis whether it makes more sense
for their community to "make" or "buy"
public services. If they decide to buy, there
are numerous functions that are readily
available on the imarkdplacc and could be
easily contracted out to the private sector.
Criticism of the way Florida's state gov-
ernment handled contracts for the outsourc-
ing of selected government services should-
n't deter local officials from experimenting.
At the state level, the problem arguably was-
n't in the game plan but in the execution.
While the Sandy Springs model isn't nec-
essarily a good fit for every city, it does
teach us an important lesson: that "business
as usual" isn't the only operational model for
local governments. Local governments need
not adopt the entire model; rather; they can
ie Sandy Springs City Hall. Estimated cost $195.00
choose some services or entire departments
to outsource to achieve savings.
For too many years local governments
have been on auto-pilot when it comes to
budgeting. They generally tend to spend
more than they did the year before, with lit-
tle real consideration of how sustainable that
spending trend would be over the long term.
The taxpayers have finally said "enough"
and local o\ernmments 'are scrambling to
figure out how to live on less income; some-
thing many of their constituents have
By breaking the mold and encouraging
the kind of innovation and creativity that
Sandy Springs exemplifies, Florida's local
governments could become more efficient
Locally, rethinking how local govern-
ment operates can be the key to providing
real property-tax relief and better services
for the tax payers.
Florida News Briefs
Britney Spears Threatens to Sue Clear Channel Advertising
San Antonio, TX Britney Spears is threatening legal action against a Florida radio
station that used a bald-headed photo of the pop star on billboards that appear to call her
sanity into question. In a June 14 letter to Clear Channel Communications lawyer Donna
Schneider, Spears's counsel claims that the billboards promoting the MJ Morning Show
Were "outrageous to the extreme" and demanded their removal. The Spears billboards,
which first appeared in April, advertised in Tampa, Jacksonville, and Clearwater.
Man Struck by Lightning While Using Cell Phone During Thunderstorm
Montverde, FL Trevor Duncan, a 19-year-old man who was struck by lightning,
was conscious but in critical condition at Orlando Regional Medical Center's burn trau-
ma unit today. Duncan was talking on his cell phone to his brother in his garage at 15218
Arabian Way, when he was struck during a thunderstorm.
Chip Chenoweth of Lake-Sumter Emergency Medical Services said Duncan was
unconscious when emergency responders arrived. A medical helicopter was unable to
take him to the hospital because of bad weather, so an ambulance rushed him to South
Lake Hospital in Clermont. He was later transported to Orlando Regional.
Duncan said a thunderstorm was raging "like a monsoon" while he was talking on his
phone. He said he saw two bolts of lightning come into the garage and crash in front of
British Take a Stab at Predicting this Year's Hurricanes
London, UK British forecasters are predicting that the Atlantic hurricane season
may not be as busy as their American counterparts expect. It is most likely that 10 more
tropical storms will form from July to November, the liorlc':r.lcI said. An expected cool-
ing trend in Atlantic Ocean surface waters favors fewer tropical storms than in recent
years, the British meteorologists said in their first-ever hurricane season forecast.
The British scientists did not predict a number of hurricanes ili:il would form or how
many would become strong, as American forecasters do. There is a 70 percent chance
that the number of storms will be in the range of seven to 13, according to the British.
Matt Huddleston at the U.K.'s weather tracking agency within the Ministry of
Defense, said its numbers are based on a "brand new fii c-:i-.l1ii)', system" using a global.
In May, U.S. government forecasters predicted 13 to 17 tropical storms in the season
that runs from June 1 to Nov. 30. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
scientists said they expect seven to 10 tropical storms to become hurricanes and three to
five of them in the strong category.
The Atlantic season has already had two named ...i i ns Andrea and Barry.
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Florida and Georgia to be
Minority-Majority by 2025
Georgia and Maryla
be among a host o
and the Distr
Columbia in which
and ethnic minority
the conclusion of
released by the U.S
Bureau 2006 estir
The report stated
million in 2006,
which means that
one in every three
Americans is a
person of color.
The country's popu
302,010,697 as of I
At present, Haw
Texas have 'n
minorities. In 2025.
and Georgia will b
by Arizona and Nev
The statistics sh
the explosive growl
Asian growth s]
Montgomery and B
counties and the
growth of Blacks
out the state are fee
into possible empo'
for people of col
and others will need
to work together
we have mutual int
"We have to get beyond this
mentality that Blacks and
Latinos are minorities. We
have to stick together
because we can get nothing
accomplished if we stay
David Bosistis, senior
research associate for the
Joint Center for Political
and Economic Studies, said
one byproduct of minority
cording to the estimate, bla
be the primary minorities
gia and Maryland.
state (even smaller than
Asians)," he said. "Most of
the time however, the agen-
da of Black and Hispanic
leaders are similar jobs,
education and health care."
There are some who
question why Georgia will
become the first Deep South
state to become majority-
minority, considering that
the Black population in
Rli.,,ii ppi is 37
percent, the highest
acks in the country.
-in "Mississippi is
Census Bureau 2006 Estimate slower than
Georgia, as the lat-
ter is also picking
nation is population growth is politi- up many Hispanics,"
/lay 31. cal power. William Frey, a demograph-
aii, New "Obviously there will be er for the Brookings
.ia and more Black and Hispanics Institute said. Frey said that
lajority- elected to office, and their the magnet for Latinos, as
, Florida issues will receive greater well as Blacks and Asians,
e joined attention than they do now," to Georgia is the Atlanta
rada. Bositis said. metropolitan area with its
low that Latinos will be the pri- strong diverse economy, its
th of the mary minority populations reputation as an internation-
in the in states such as California, al business center that is
rbs, the Texas, New Mexico, anchored by Hartsfield-
purt in Nevada and Arizona, Jackson Atlanta
altimore according to the estimate. International Airport one
steady Blacks will be the primary of the busiest in the world
through- minorities in Maryland and and an expanding cultur-
:ding the Georgia. al center that has a multi-
Bosistis noted that while national embrace.
translate Florida has more Hispanics, Frey said that New
werment it is "not a great many Jersey will likely become
or, said more." He said that in the next majority-minority
County California, the Black popu- state after 2025. He pointed
r Will lation is in a precarious out that the White popula-
ville). position. tion is expected to be 50.2
;, Asians "California has fewer percent in 2025, but cannot
Ito learn Black elected officials than safely say that it will be
because in the 1980s, reflecting the majority-minority by 2030.
Gov Crist OKs
Private Toll Roads
Gov. Charlie Crist said
Wednesday that he signed a
bill to let private companies
build and operate toll roads
because it would help end
fact that Blacks are the
smallest minority in the
congestion on Florida high-
ways, even though he didn't
like a provision for automat-
ic toll increases.
The new law Crist signed
Tuesday drew opposition
from environmentalists who
argued it would increase
urban sprawl by encourag-
ing the construction of
unnecessary' roads. Other
critics said it would lead to
Crist said building more
toll roads would give
motorists the option of
avoiding gridlock-free high-
ways as long as they are
willing to pay for that
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* Black War Opposition
NAACP Explains Layoffs
Asprin & Colon Cancer
Layoffs Not Sign of
Last weeks announced layoffs at the NAACP headquar-
ters in Baltimore and the possible closing of regional offices
has spurred questions concerning the whether the organiza-
tion has long-term financial problems..
"That is not true at all," Richard McIntire, a spokesman
for the organization, said. "We are right-sizing the organiza-
tion, particularly the national staff, in order to stay financial
According to McIntire there has been no final decision
made in terms of which regional offices will be closed. In
addition to Baltimore, the regional offices are located in St.
Louis, Atlanta, Houston, Los Angeles, New York and
"We are planning to re-activate four
chapters and start five new chapters
here in Michigan, the NAACP is stronger
Yvonne White Pres Mich. Chapters
The work of the local branches will not be affected, he
"People must remember that we are talking about the
national office when we talk about the staff reduction of 40
people," he said. "Our local branches are mainly where peo-
ple interface with the NAACP and they will continue to
operate the way that they do."
The proposed reduction will drop the national staff from
119 people to 70 through both layoffs and attrition.
Hopefully, McIntire said, those laid off will be able to come
back on in the near future.
Yvonne White, president of the Michigan chapters of the
NAACP, said that expansion will take place in her state.
"We are planning to re-activate four chapters and start
five new chapters here in Michigan," she said. "The
NAACP is stronger than ever."
McIntire disputed claims that the organization has tabled
its move to the District because of the re-organization.
"The board of directors made a-firm commitment to
move the national headquarters to Washington and we have
not wavered from that," he said. "The issue is selling the
property (the national headquarters) we have here in
Baltimore. The cost of moving to D.C. will be from $15-30
million and we have a capital campaign to do that."
McIntire said that the financial problems that the organ-
ization had in the 1990s have been long resolved and it is
"We have money in the bank and we are paying our
bills," he said. "But we have to live within our means."
"Everybody has budget cuts," White said. "We have to
learn how to do things differently. But we are alive and well.
We have been around for almost 100 and we will be around
for another 100."
Democrats in Congress
are pushing to overhaul the
nation's student loan system
with legislation that would
cut federal subsidies to lend-
ing companies by as much
as $19 billion, channel most
of those savings to student
"aid and ease repayment
rules for borrowers.
The Senate education
approved its version of the
legislation yesterday, one
week after the House educa-
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tion panel took similar
action. Senior Democrats
predicted that the bills
would come to a vote by the
end of next month and
would be reconciled without
"This legislation will
help reverse the crisis in col-
lege affordability," said Sen.
Edward M. Kennedy
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TI lFPACT iWTH
Aspirin May Keep Colon Cancer at Bay
Aspirin can reduce the risk of a common form of colon cancer but not all forms of the
disease, new research suggests.
The study found that regular use of aspirin lowered the risk of colon cancer associated
with expression of the cox-2 enzyme This type of colon cancer accounts for about two-
thirds of the colon cancer cases in the United States, according to the study.
However, the study authors aren't recommending that people start using aspirin for colon
cancer prevention just yet.
"Although studies have been very supportive for the potential benefit of aspirin, it still
remains unclear who stands to benefit the niost." said the study's lead author, Dr. Andrew
Chan, an assistant professor of medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard
Medical School in Boston. "It's important to determine if there are individuals that will ben-
efit significantly enough to outweigh the potential risks of gastrointestinal bleeding."
Part of the problem is that there's currently no way to know who's at risk for cox-2-
expressing colon cancers, and aspirin had little effect on colon cancers that didn't express the
cox-2 enzyme. That means that for about one-third of people with colon cancer, aspirin
wouldn't help to prevent the disease and could cause unnecessary side effects.
National News Briefs
HBCU Delaware State Unirersity .-l.ward Its First Doctorates
S Washington, DC At commencement ceremonies last month, Delaware State
University, the historically black educational institution in Dover, awarded the first doc-
torates in university'history.
Ben Kamau, a native of Kenc .1. received a Pl' P in physics. Paul Gibson of Dover,
Delaware, was awarded a doctorate in Im'thl':'.Kac, '-it'',r. now 65 \ ears old, has been
a member of the Delaware State LfaKuhi since .A o
There are an additional 22 students in the :..:i-,.: ..; s and physics doctoral program
at Delaware State. The only other doctoral : 1;..- at ':- L:i\ ersity is in educational
leadership. This program, established in :i'.; has not i turned out any graduates.
Naked Couple DeadAfter 50 ft F-ll .u/ Rw c':., r, r' ifildding
Columbia, SC Police today were ir,: c .: : how a naked couple fell 50 feet
from the roof of a downtown office bIildint' to their deaths.
The bodies were found on the road by a pF'.wb: cabdriver at about 5 a.m. today.
Clothing was discovered on the roof, lc.adhn .uith'I'rities to suspect the man and
woman, in their early 20s, may have been ha.i ino sex. Iheir identities were not released.
"It's too early to rule out an. Itling." ColIumbi. police Sgt. Florence McCants said
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By. Hazel Trice Edney
NNPA Washington Correspondent
WASHINGTON (NNPA) In 1827
when Samuel Comish and John Russwurm
founded the Freedom's Journal, America's
first Black newspaper, Black people were
still in slavery.
It was that publication, Frederick
Douglass' North Star, and the hundreds that
came after them that led the way to freedom
and citizenship for Black people in America.
Through the "Double V" campaign of World
War II that fought the battle against racism
at home and fascism abroad, to lynching and
Jim Crow, Black reporters, who could not
work in White news rooms, dedicated them-
selves to groundbreaking stories that
impacted public policies for Black progress.
The stories also put White segregationist
newspapers to shame.
Eventually, during the civil rights move-
ment, White-owned newspapers opened
their doors for African-Americans. The did
it in part because they needed the per-
spective of Black writers and their sources in
the Black community in order to report sto-
ries of injustices with any semblance of
Today, 180 years later, the Black Press,
still documenting the oppression and pro-
Black people in
reaching for the "The ethnic Press i
next generation area of the media. Th
to continue its White media is trying
m i ss ion
m s s1 o n ties or start their own,
partnership between the Department of
Journalism at Howard University and the
National Newspaper Publishers Association,
young journalists are preparing to carry the
torch at Black newspapers around the coun-
"I was interested in writing stories for an
audience that I cared about. I really believe
in the power of the media and I found, when
looking at my options, that this medium
would help me do that more than any," says
Shari Logan of Brooklyn New York. "A lot
of people, when they looked at my resume,
they were surprised that I didn't seek a job at
the other publications that I'd interned for.
But, the things that I wrote about weren't
necessarily going to keep me excited
throughout the year. I thought about that and
this fellowship just sort of came right on
time and I said, 'Okay, this is more like a
As part of the fellowship, Logan, Heather
Faison, Amber English and Brandon
Holmes, all of whom graduated from
Howard in May, have completed four weeks
of training at the NNPA News Service. The
training, funded by the Ford Foundation,
aimed to prepare the graduates to work for
the next two years at several of NNPA's
The NNPA training included lectures and
seminars by journalists and other media pro-
fessionals, visits to congressional offices,
and weekly deadlines in the NNPA news-
Logan will be working for the Houston
Defender. She says her initial inspiration to
apply for the fellowship came from Howard
communications professor Dr. Clint Wilson,
who teaches a course on multi-cultural
"Dr. Wilson talked about the first Black
publishers and how they wrote, "We have to
plead our own cause" and I was like, 'Wow.
That's very, very powerful even today in
Heather Faison, who will be going to the
Philadelphia Tribune, also took Wilson's
class She says she became interested in the
fellowship when he first conceived and
announced it, but she was especially
, intrigued by the educational benefits of start-
ing her career in the Black Press.
"What really sealed the deal was an arti-
cle that I read, an interview with Milton
Coleman with the Washington Post and how
he started out in the Black Press," says
Faison of Raleigh, N.C. "He felt that it was
a teaching experience for him and a lot of
what he knows now he credits to the Black
Press. I got an opportunity to speak with him
a couple of days after I read that. He really
solidified and really encouraged me to go
into the Black Press."
Wilson, the author of "A History of the
Black Press," says he applied for the fellow-
ship grant, not only to open opportunities for
the graduates, but in order to infuse fresh
perspectives into the Black Press.
"I think that the Black Press is at least as
important as it has always been. I sense that
in recent years our young people have not,
been exposed to it. And opportunities to'
work in the White Press far overshadow the
Black Press; so our best talent is being'
recruited by the White Press," Wilson says..
"Also, people are starving for information,
that is vital to them."
Wilson says the Black Press is also an
outlet for young people to use their artistic
"Just as some young people say that they.
find rap music or spoken word as a venue of;
expression, the Black Press is another way
of expressing the mind of the Black commu-
nity, reminiscent of the editorial in the,
Freedom's Journal, America's first Black,
newspaper, which stated 'We want to plead
our own cause,'" Wilson says. "In a way, our
students need to realize that the Black Press.
is a more sophisticated way for them to do,
Issues pertaining to the social, economic,
educational, judicial and political affairs of
Black people are
more than 200
s the fastest growing Black-owned
at's why some of the newspapers every
to buy those proper- day. Though they
since the 1960s,
racism and White
prevail throughout the culture of America.
Amber English, who recently wrote a
story headlined, "Presidential Candidates
Still Silent on Most Issues Pertaining to,
African-Americans" says she has always,
had a passion for politics.
"So often, we're taught in school to kind
of glaze over the issues. I want to be a little
more bold and a little more assertive in my,
reporting and I think I'll be able to learn that
through the Black Press as opposed to if I.
went to, say, a smaller newspaper and I was
just a new reporter and I got to cover little or,
nothing," says English. She will be going to,
CrossRoadsNews in Decatur, Ga. "I hope to
improve upon just being able to focus on the,
issues that mean the most to the communi-
Brandon Holmes, who has had a three-,
year scholarship from the Chicago Defender,.
says he has always had a connection with the
Black Press. So he is happy to go to a place
where his talents can be both showcased and
used to serve. Holmes is the only advertising.
fellow in the group.
"I wanted a close-nit environment where
I could probably talk to the editor-in-chief:
myself," he says. "I've had to write an essay
every year on the importance of journalism
and community service. After writing that,
essay every year, I began to really take jour-
nalism seriously. I never wanted to be a jour-.
nalist, but since advertising is a part ofjour-.
nalism, I began to look further into it...I've.
watched different historical films on
[Defender founder] Robert S. Abbot, [NNPA
Founder John] Sengstacke and all of those
good, wonderful historical figures that I
would like to be like one day."
Holmes will be going to work at Insight
News in Minneapolis, Miin. He was one of
the students in a marketing campaign class
that worked on a rebranding project for
NNPA last year and presented their ideas to
the organization's winter conference in";
NNPA Chairwoman Dorothy Leavell, :
publisher of the Chicago Crusader, says the U
youthful vision helps to infuse new blood
into the Black Press to assure its legacy
"It's important because the Black Press
must live. Even though technology and tele- <
vision are everywhere you go, that written
word, cannot cease not for the Blacki
Press," Leavell says. "And so, I believe if:,
our young people know what we believe, ;
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By The Star
June 23, 2007
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All Styles of Black American Music Have Made
An Immeasurable Impact All Over The World
songs about teenage con-
cerns, he was the biggest
influence on pre-Beatles
rock. He trained as a hair-
dresser and played with
(1924-2005) trio in East St
Minnie Riperton is best
known for her rare, five-
octave vocal register that
reached into what profes-
sional musicians call "the
whistle range." With the
release of her 1974 "Perfect
Angel" album, many
assumed hers was a story-
book discovery of which
Hollywood films are made.
Mahaila Jackson became a
leading singer in Gospel
music, known for her rich,
powerful voice. A devout
Baptist, she still found time
for secular sounds of such
blues artists as Bessie Smith
and Ma Rainey. Mahalia
Jackson became an active
supporter of the civil rights
movement in the 1960s. She
sang at the March on
Washington at the request of
her friend Dr. Martin Luther
King, Jr. in 1963. After
King's death in 1968,
Jackson sang at his funeral
and largely withdrew from
public political activities.
Chuck Berry with his wild
and crazy style touched
many. Born Charles Edward
Anderson Berry on October
18, 1926 in St Louis,
Missouri. As a singer-gui-
tarist who drew from blues,
rockabilly, and country-and-
western styles, and wrote
Louis, IL, before launching
his career with Chess
Records in Chicago (1955).
With hit songs such as
'School Days', 'Rock and
Roll Music', -'Johnny B
Goode', and 'My Ding A
Ling', he appealed to
teenagers of all races. In
1986 he became an inaugu-
ral member of the Rock 'n'
Roll Hall of Fame. Ella
Fitzgerald was also a song
bird that touched the hearts
of many, she turned to
singing and debuted at the
Apollo Theater in 1934 at
age 17. She was discovered
in an amateur contest in'
Harlem and joined Chick
Webb's band and recorded
several hits, notably "A-
tisket A-tasket" (1938).
After Webb died in 1939,
his band was renamed Ella
Fitzgerald and her Famous
Orchestra. Two years later,
she began her solo career
and by the mid-1950s, she
had become the first
African-American to per-
form at the Mocambo. Her
lucid intonation and broad
range made her a top jazz
Billie Holiday was jazz in
itself. Known for her dis-
tinctive phrasing and soul-
ful, soft, yet strong voice ,
Holiday went on to record
with jazz pianist Teddy
Wilson and. his orchestra in
1935. 'Holiday, born
Eleanora Fagan, began
singing in local clubs and
renamed herself "Billie"
after the film star Billie
Dove. Producer John
Hammond reportedly dis-
covered her while she was
performing in a Harlem jazz
club in 1933. That year,
Hammond helped land
Holiday recording work
with bandleader Benny
Goodman. She -also met
saxophonist Lester Young
around this time and he was
the one who gave her the
nickname "Lady Day." She
also worked with the Count
Basie Orchestra in the late
1930s. Holiday recorded
two of her most well-
regarded songs during this
period: her own composi-
tion "God Bless the Child"
(1939) and "Strange Fruit"
(1939), a powerful story
about the lynching of
African Americans in the
South. She signed with
Decca Records in 1944 and
scores an R&B hit the next
year with "Lover
Man."Considered one of the
best jazz vocalists of all
time, Holiday has been an
influence on many other
performers who have fol-
low ed in her footsteps.
Miles Davis was at the fore-
front of jazz, developing or
advancing several signifi-
cant and contrasting styles
and trends, all of which
highlighted his intensely
personal sensibilities. These
included cool jazz, hard
bop, modal jazz, fusion, and
several innovative orches-
tral collaborations with Gil
Evans. As a bandleader, he
was a discerning recruiter of
new talent, including John
Coltrane, Bill Evans, and
Herbie Hancock. Davis was
widely admired for his cool
demeanor and sartorial ele-
gance. Jimi Hendricks
could make a lead guitar
talk. Hendrix pursued his
music, working as a session
musician and playing back-
up for such performers as
Little Richard, Sam Cooke,
and the Isley Brothers. He
also formed a group of his
own called Jimmy James
and the Blue Flames, which
played gigs around New
York City's Greenwich
from Africa christens Yvette
with a new name; Chaka
Adunne Aduffe Yemoja
Hodarhi Karifi. Chaka
.became part of the Black
Panther Party and heads up
the organizations free
breakfast program for chil-
dren on Chicago's South
Side. Chaka married Hassan
Khan and officially became
Chaka Khan in 1971. Now
as Rufus featuring Chaka
Khan, Stevie Wonder is
impressed with the group
and Chaka's vocals and
writes the song that would
become a million-selling
smash, "Tell Me Something
Good." The song earns
them their first Grammy for
best R&B performance by a
group or duo. Chaka's pow-
erful vocals and wild child
persona often whips audi-
ences into a complete fren-
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Village neighborhood. In
mid-1966, Hendrix met
Chas Chandler, a former
member of the Animals, a
successful rock group, who
became his manager.
Hendrix to go to London
where he joined forces with
musicians Noel Redding
and Mitch Mitchell to create
The Jimi Hendrix
Experience. Chaka Khan
was born March of 1953 as
Yvette Marie Stevens in
"Chicago, IL. She and her
sister Yvonne formed their
first singing group, the
Crystalettes. They became
involved in the Affro-Arts
Theater and formed a new
group, The Shades of Black.
In 1969 during a naming
ceremony at the Afro-Arts
Theater, a Yoruba priest
The Star Page B-3IJune 23, 2007
ADDRESSING YOUTH CRIME ONE
DIPLOMA AT A TIME
Fla. June 19, 2007 -
The City of Jacksonville
hosted a combined gradu-
ation ceremony for the
YouthBuild and DAWN
programs on Wednesday,
June 20th. This unique
graduating class complet-
ed rigorous State
Department of Education
requirements to earn high
school diplomas while
serving jail sentences.
The guest speaker
was Betty Burney, Duval,
County School Board
Member, District 5, and
author of the book, "If
These Chains .Could
Talk" based on moving
stories shared with her by
incarcerated young peo-
It was held at the
Office of the Sheriff's
Facility, located at 515
these young men between
the ages of 19-25
GED instruction, coun-
seling and vocational
Student inmates met
eligibility criteria before
acceptance into the
DAWN and YouthBuild
programs, which incorpo-
rate an intense transition-
al counseling process.
counseling from the time
they are accepted into the
program through their
date of release and
The programs seek to
help the young men tran-
sition back into the com-
munity better prepared to
assume the responsibili-
ties of positive and pro-
For more information
on the YouthBuild and
DAWN programs, call
630-1212 ext. 4232 or
Precious Children and
Grandchildren of the Stanton
Class of 1947
(Classmates, Relatives, and Friends)
You are invited to attend our 60th Class
Reunion with your parents) and/or grandparents)
relatives, neighbors, and friends
August 3-5, 2007 at the Clarion Hotel Airport,
located at 12101 Dixie Clipper Drive in
Jacksonville, Florida 32218.
We have come a long way.
Theme "The Bridge from Then to Now"
Historical Area Tour Luncheon -Banquet
FUN, ACTIVITIES and GAMES.
The Class of 1947 has been mentoring and
sponsoring scholarships for youths in the area for
the past 60 years. You are cordially invited to join
with us as we celebrate OUR YOUTH and memor-
alize the lives of those that have gone before us.
For activity schedule and ticket information:
call Doris Henry (904) 768-4728 or Ernestine
Williams (904) 598-1285 Thank you.
Should I Have A Student Credit Card? I 1
All About Student
By Morgan Hamilton
Student .credit cards are
regular credit cards that are
offered especially for stu-
dents. The idea behind
them are to help students
establish credit. There are
advantages to getting a stu-
dent credit cards, but
before you can benefit
from them you should
understand -what credit
cards are all about.
A credit card is simply a
loan. The credit card com-
pany offers you a line of
credit and as you make
purchases on your credit
card they pay for them.
You then pay back the
credit card company.
Credit cards carry fees and
interest that you must also
pay back. Student credit
cards are often easier to get
than a regular card because
the company knows you
have a limited budget and
will issue you a lower
credit limit that will allow
you to build credit without
getting into serious debt.
Credit cards are a privi-
lege that offers many
advantages. Having a stu-
dent credit card allows you
to pay bills and make pur-
chases online or over the
telephone with great con-
venience. There is also
buyers protection to help
against theft. A credit card
gives you funds in an
emergency and allow you
to avoid carrying cash or
checks. The credit card
company keeps tracks of
purchases for you without
having to balance or record
like a check book. Credit
cards make large purchases
easier, too. The main idea
behind credit cards,
though, is they help you to
Establishing credit by
using a student credit card
is a great way to prepare
for the future. Credit is
important to every aspect
of life, from buying a home
to getting a job. Building a
good credit history will
allow you to get a loan and
will help you to avoid
many problems people
with bad or no credit face.
Good credit means you
have access to money if an
emergency or need arises.
Student credit cards are a
great first step to securing
your financial future.
What To Look For
When looking at offers
for student credit cards it is
a good idea to compare
them. You should look at
the fees and APR, which is
the interest rate you will
have to pay on purchases.
You should also look at
other things like the grace
period, which is the
amount of time you have to
pay your bill -before inter-
est is charged. Shopping
around will help you get
the most out of your stu-
dent credit card.
Once you decide to get
a student credit card it is
important to understand
how it works and the
advantages. You should
find the card- that works
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good idea to use your card
wisely, pay the bills on
time and keep within your
credit limit. Student credit
cards offer lots of advan-
tages for students looking
to build credit.
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His reign as King of the
Blues has been as long as
that of any monarch on
earth. Yet B.B. King contin-
ues to wear his crown well.
At age 76, he is still light on
his feet, singing and playing
the blues with relentless
passion. Time has no appar-
ent effect on B.B., other
than to make him more.pop-.
E music he plays,
and a grateful
world can't get
enough of him.
For more than half a
century, Riley B. King bet-
ter known as B.B. King -
has defined the blues for a
worldwide audience. Since
he started recording in the
1940s, he has released over
fifty albums, many of them
classics. He was born
September 16, 1925, on, a
plantation in Itta Bena,
Mississippi, near Indianola.
In his youth, he played on
street corners for dimes, and
would sometimes play in as
many as four towns a night.
In 1947, he hitchhiked to
Memphis, TN, to pursue his
music career. Memphis was
where every important
musician of the South grav-
itated, and which supported
a large musical community
where every style of African
American music could be
found. B.B. stayed with his
cousin Bukka White, one of
the most celebrated blues
performers of his time, who
schooled B.B. further in the
art of the blues.
B.B.'s first big break
came in 1948 when he per-
formed on Sonny Boy
Williamson's radio program
on KWEM out of West
Memphis. This led to steady
engagements at the
Sixteenth Avenue Grill in
West Memphis, and later to
Sa ten-minute spot
Memphis radio sta-
"King's Spot," became so
popular, it was expanded
and became the "Sepia
Swing Club." Soon B.B.
needed a catchy radio name.
What started out as Beale
Street Blues Boy was short-
ened to Blues Boy King,
and eventually B.B. King.
In the mid-1950s, while
B.B. was performing at a
dance in Twist, Arkansas, a
few fans became unruly.
Two men got into a fight
and knocked over a
kerosene stove, setting fire
to the hall. B.B. raced out-
doors to safety with every-
one else; then realized that
he left his beloved $30
acoustic guitar inside, so he
rushed back inside the burn-
ing building to retrieve it,
narrowly escaping death.
When he later found out that
the fight had been over a
woman named Lucille, he
decided to give the name to
his guitar to remind him
never to do a crazy thing
like fight over a woman.
Ever since, each one of
B.B.'s trademark Gibson
guitars has been called
B.B. continues to tour
extensively, averaging over
250 concerts per year
around the world. Classics
such as "Payin' The Cost To
Be The Boss," "The Thrill Is
Gone," How Blue Can You
Get," "Everyday I Have The
Blues," and "Why I Sing
The Blues" are concert (and
fan) staples. Over the years,
the Grammy Award-winner
has had two #1 R&B hits,
1951's "Three O'Clock
Blues," and 1952's "You
Don't Know Me," and four
#2 R&B hits, 1953's "Please
Love Me," 1954's "You
Upset Me Baby," 1960's
"Sweet Sixteen, Part I," and
1966's "Don't Answer The
Door, Part I." B.B.'s most
popular crossover hit,
1970's "The Thrill Is Gone,"
went to #15 pop.
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Gospel Shirley Ceasar
Page B-5/June 23, 2007
The Lady, the Melody,
& the Word: The First
Lady of Gospel
By the time she was ten
years old, Shirley Caesar
had already made a name
for herself. The tiny singer
in pigtails and bobby socks
was known throughout the
Carolinas and Virginia as
"Baby Shirley," and her
down-the-house style was
in demand for church serv-
ices and revivals.
To date, Shirley Caesar
has had an astonishing
career spanning four
decades. The Lady, the
Melody, and the Word is
Shirley's own story of those
years, told in her intimate
and passionate style.
Overall, Caesar takes
her listeners on a joyous
ride showing versatility
while her usual energy
uplifts and encourages.
accolades, including 11
Grammys, 13 Stellar
Awards, 18 Dove Awards,
an induction into the
Gospel Music Hall of
SFame, and recently honored
at Oprah Winfrey's
Legend's Ball for her con-
tributions to the arts and
entertainment, Caesar has
surpassed her wildest
She has successfully
recorded forty albums and
performed duets with
extraordinary vocalists as
Patti Labelle, Gladys
Knight, Faith Evans and
Destiny's Child Michelle
Williams enabling her to
effectively bridge the gap*
between R&B and Gospel
Indeed a living legend,
Caesar has made several
including a series of com-
mercials for MCI
Communications, the tele-
vised Live from Disney
World Night of Joy, the
Gospel According to VH-1,
a White House perform-
ance for George Bush, and
a speech on the Evolution
of Gospel Music to the US
She completed her
third sold-out run on
Broadway, starring in
"Born To Sing," the third
installment of the "Mama I
Want to Sing" trilogy. She
Square Garden in
My Song," with
She has also been
involved with four major
motion picture soundtracks,
including Whitney Houston
"The Preacher's Wife ," the
John Singleton film
"Rosewood," and acting
roles with Warner Brothers
Films' "Why Do Fools Fall
In Love and Paramount
Pictures "The Fighting
Temptations" with. Cuba
Gooding, Jr. and Beyonce'
While the music indus-
try keeps her busy, she
always finds her way back
to assume her pastoral
duties, at Mt. Calvary Word
of Faith in North Carolina,
where her messages of
encouragement and peace
are heard throughout the
Shirley Caesar-is the
essence of inspiration and
vitality--a global sensation.
Wynton Marsalis has inspiring educator. He car-
been described as the most ries these distinctions well.
outstanding jazz musician His life is a portrait of dis-
and trumpeter of his gener- cipline, dedication, sacri-
ation, as one of the world's fice, and creative accom-
top classical trumpeters, as plishment.
a big band leader in the tra- The sound of Wynton
edition ofDuke Ellington, a Marsalis' band is inspired
brilliant composer, a by the basic principals of
devoted advocate for the democracy. According to
Arts and a .tireless and Marsalis, what you hear in
a great jazz band is the
sound of democracy. "The
jazz band works best when
participation is shaped by
tion." This intelligent, hard
swinging interplay has
made Marsalis' bands .the
favorite among jazz musi-
cians and audiences world-
wide. In the smallest of
towns Wynton is received
warmly and enthusiastical-
ly. The connection is the
music, which mimics our
valued way of life.
Through jazz music
Wynton Marsalis repre-
sents America all over the
world. In such disparate
locations from Prague to
Warsaw, Seoul to
Wellington, Paris to
Istanbul. Santiago to
Mexico City, Toronto to
Calgary, Amarillo to
Portland you will find
Wynton Marsalis sharing
his vision of the union of
jazz and democracy.
Wynton was awarded
the Grand Prix Du Disque
of France, the Louis
Medal, the Netherlands'
Edison Award and the
Algur H. Meadows Award
promising leaders under
age 40 in 1995, and in
1996 Time celebrated
Marsalis as one of
America's 25 Most
PaeB-Iue 3 00 h Salre a
The professor discovered that
her theory of earthquakes was on
If you take a laptop computer
for a run you could jog your mem-
A dentist and a manicurist
fought tooth and nail.
A bicycle can't stand alone; it
is two tired.
The optometrist fell into his
lens grinder and made a spectacle
of himself. [That's a story that lens
Time flies like an arrow; fruit
flies like a banana.
A backward poet writes
In a democracy it's your vote
that counts; in feudalism, it's your
Count that votes.
A chicken crossing the road:
poultry in motion'.
Show me a piano falling down
a mine shaft and I'll show you A -
When a clock is hungry it goes
back four seconds.
The guy who fell onto an
upholstery machine was fully
A grenade fell onto a kitchen
floor in France, resulted in
You are stuck with your debt if
you can't budge it.
He broke into song because he
couldn't find the key.
A boiled egg is hard to beat.
He had a photographic mem-
ory which was never developed.
His parents thought he was a
budding genius, but he turned out
to be a blooming idiot.
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Turn a Famniv Reunion
into an Ainmazing Tirr'el
The old-fashioned family
reunion in grannda's back-
yard is so last summer. The
destination family reunion
allows everyone to get
together, while also enjoying
a fun trip
There are many reasns
to consider a destination fam-
ily reunion. They are espe-
crally appealing if family is
already spread around the
country or globe anyway.
They provide a unique oppor-
tunity for several family
members to bond while
learning and experiencing
They don't have to be
exotic or expensive. Here, re
some ideas for planning a
destination family reunion
Keep it simple
There's no need for a
pricy trip to a faraway land
staying in expensi- e hotel
rooms. Family reunion goers
have one distinct advantage:
a quantity of people. This
means several people can
share a vacation beach house.
or you can get a olume dis-
count for a family cruse.
Several hotels do offer dis-
counts as well.
Pick the right spot
Think carefully before
choosing the destination. If
people are spread out or e\ en
in the same region, rry to find
a central location so no one
family feels slighted.
Also consider destina-
tions that have a special
meaning for the family. Did
the grandparents immigrate
fior? Have a reunion in their
hometown, and learn mire
about the family history
Look for fun destinations
OK. the kids won't exact-
ly get nuts over a really bor-
ing destination. That's a fact.
Try to find destinations that
have something for every-
one: cool kid activities, plus
great museums and art gal-
leres. shopping options and
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Black Music Month
continued from B5 Ice
Cube is one of the most
enduring, versatile, contro-
versial and engaging figures
ever to emerge out of hip-
hop. At 30, he is one of this
generation's cultural icons.
After establishing himself as
a film phenomenon,
acclaimed actor, screenwriter,
director and producer, Ice
Cube (born O'Shea Jackson)
comes back to his solo music
career with a vengeance. He
has spent most of 1999-2000
working at an astonishing
rate, completing not one, but
two full-length albums the
first part titled War & Peace -
Volume 1& 2. Michael
Jackson, born August 29,
1958, in Gary, Indiana, as the
seventh of nine children.
Jackson and his brothers
Jackie, Tito, Marlon, and
Jermaine were assembled into
a singing group when
Luther Barnes & Sunset
Greg Kelly & Foundation
Mike Alston & Nu Revelation
Women of Strength
Saturday, June 30, 2007
at 7:00 p.m.
Seldon Park Auditorium
Tickets: $15 in advance / $20 at the door
Tickets are available at Urban Extreme (Glynn Place Mall), Grooves
One Stop (Buckingham Place). Eddie's Restaurant (Gloucester
Street), Mrs. Annie Jackson (912) 265-2985, Mr. Vincent Williams
Annie Mae Bullock, the most
successful female rock artist
of all time, Turner has stated
that any future albums or
tours would take place before
she turns 70 in 2009. Barry
White, the love icon, formed
the group Love Unlimited, a
female vocal trio made up of
Diane Taylor, Glodean James
(his future wife) and her sister
Linda. He also founded the
Love Unlimited Orchestra, a
40-piece ensemble to accom-
pany himself and the singing
trio, for which he conducted,
composed and arranged. Rick
James was the super freak, he
Mixing rock and funk creat-
ing "funk 'n' roll. When he
approached Berry Gordy in
1978, he had an entire record
in hand. The album was
released later that year as
Come Get It and two of its
songs immediately hit the
charts. "You and I" went gold,
"Mary Jane" followed.
Michael was only five years
old. Despite his extremely
young age, he soon distin-
guished himself as a singer
and dancer of prodigious abil-
ity. The Jackson 5, as the
group was called, signed a
recording contract with
Motown rule the charts in the
late 1960s and early '70s with
such hits as "I Want You
Back," "Stop, the Love You
Save," "ABC," and "Dancing
Machine." Tina Turner, born
Page B-8/June 23, 2007
The Star/Prep Rap
juneE S., Auu /
"It was a screw-up on
the part of our research
team," Obama told the Des
Moines Register," It wasn't
anything I had
seen or my senior
staff had seen."
in question linked
Clinton and her
husband to vari-
American jobs to
India, and includ-
ed a headline that
referred to Clinton
as the Democratic
b Punjab, a refer-
ence to a joke
Clinton had made
at a fundraiser.
campaign provided it to a
reporter on a not-for-attri-
bution basis, and the
reporter shared it with the
Clinton campaign, which
Local News Briefs
Green Cove City Manager to be Investigated
Green Cove Springs, FL -The Florida Department
of Law Enforcement will investigate complaints of elec-
tion fraud involving the city manager of Green Cove
Springs following a review by the state.
Manager Don Bowles has voted in two municipal
elections since gaining the post in 1999, according to the
Clay County supervisor of elections, despite having a
homestead-exempt property on Wilkies Point Road in
unincorporated Clay County.
The Green Cove Springs charter requires the manager
live within its limits and no one who lives outside those
boundaries is legally allowed to vote in city elections.
Cargo Plane Brings New Jobs to Cecil Field
Jacksonville, FL -The military's new light cargo
plane will be assembled at Cecil Field in Southwest
L-3 Communications Integrated Systems, Boeing
Integrated Defense Systems and Alenia North America
teamed up to win the Joint Cargo Aircraft program. The
$2 billion program calls for 30 to 78 planes to be built to
replaceNietnam-era cargo planes.
The L-3 team has chosen to conduct final assembly
and checkout of the C-27J Spartan at Cecil Commerce
Center, where Boeing has operations, .Stone said. The
team has not decided whether it will build an assembly
plant on an undeveloped part of Cecil or whether it will
modify the hangars Boeing leases there.
Vietnam Vet Strangles 25-lb Bobcat Barehanded
Wesley Chapel, Fl --A 62-year-old Vietnam veteran
said he was acting on instinct when he strangled a rabid
25-pound bobcat that attacked him while he was sitting
on his back porch.
Dale Rippy endured the bobcat's slashes and bites
until it clawed into a position where he could grab it by
the throat. Then he strangled it.
Rippy said it was clear the crazed bobcat had to be
"I was bleeding everyplace," Rippy said of'the attack.
"If that cat had attacked a child, it would've been really
bad. It %wouldn't have quit."
Ripp\'s neighbors in the suburban central Florida
neighborhood called for help. Tests showed the dead bob-
cat \\as rabid. Rippy was treated for exposure to rabies,
and several bites and cuts.
Authorities praised Rippy for clear thinking under
"We give this guy a lot of credit for what he did," said
Pasco County Animal Control Manager Denise Hilton.
"The man was definitely using his head when he did that.
If he let the cat go, we could have had more victims."
shared it with the world.
On the website of South
Asians for Obama 2008,
one writer wrote that the
memo, "although intended
to draw attention to Senator
Clinton's hypocritical posi-
tion on outsourcing, the
memo was laced with criti-
cism of Senator Clinton's
among the Indian American
community. In addition to
being offended by the clear
anti-Indian sentiment in the
memo, we were particularly
disturbed because the memo
flies in the face of what we
respect most about Senator
Obama his inclusive
message and his ability to
relate to people of all back-
Said Obama on Tuesday,
"I thought it was stupid and
caustic and not only didn't
reflect my view of the com-
plicated issue of outsourc-
ing, it also didn't reflect the
fact that I have longstanding
support and friendships
within the Indian-American
He added that he takes
"responsibility for it, as does
our campaign, and we quick-
ly apologized and are com-
municating that in various
circles around the country."
Council's Corrigan to
Attend Murray Hill
Town Center Kickoff
Council President Michael
Corrigan will participate.in
a ground-breaking ceremo-
ny Tuesday, June 26th to
kick off construction of the
Murray Hill Town Certer
The ceremony, to be
held at the corner of
Edgewood Avenue and Post
Street in the Murray Hill
district, will signal the start
of the approximately six
month project that will
restore and revitalize the
Edgewood Avenue com-
mercial corridor through the
reconstruction of sidewalks,
the milling and repaving of
the street, installation of
new historic-style street
lights, new landscaping,
and the retention and
expansion of the current
angled on-street parking.
In addition, the JEA has
already begun work in the
area to improve the appear-
ance of overhead utility
lines by the replacement of
aging poles and the removal
of power lines crossing the
street, where possible.
According to Council
"Through the perseverance
of the Murray Hill commu-
nity since 2003 when the
first visioning sessions took
place, the Town Center
improvements will finally
take place! The excitement
generated by the First Block
improvements will hopeful-
ly carry over to this longer
stretch of Edgewood
Avenue and help to again
make Murray Hill the great
walkable' community it
Crist Forms Commission on
Open Government Reform
Obama calls Clinton
Paper "A Screw Up"
Volunteer Jackson\ ille
recognized 22 community
leaders during graduation
ceremonies for its 2007
Blueprint' for' Leadership
class, held at the Ritz
Theater oil Wednesday. June
13th at 6:00 p.m.
Blueprint for Leadership,
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adopt, amend and interpret themselves.
"As I understand it, everything was done
appropriately and I think the conclusion was:
exemplary," Crist said. "But I think you can
In a move that underscores his commit-
ment to governmental openness, Gov.
Charlie Crist has created a nine-member
Commission on Open Government Reform.
The commission will be responsible for
reviewing how)well the Sunshine State's
open meetings and records laws are
Crist, who has burnished his govern-
ment-in-the-sunshine credentials repeat-
edly in office, said the panel stocked with
top administration, media and legislative
officials would have broad authority to
explore where one of the country's
strongest open government laws could
Putting limitations on it would be
counter-productive," Crist said a Tuesday
The panel will hold at least three pub-
lic hearings around the state beginning in
Tallahassee in August and produce a final
report for the Legislature and governor
"It's important (they) have the oppor-
tunity to review whatever they deem
important and whatever they hear from
the people is important," Crist said.
When quizzed by a reporter, Crist listed
the Florida Clemency Board he sits on as
one place where work is still held in secrecy,
and a body where he thinks reform could be
examined. Earlier this year, Crist pushed
through a major reform of Florida's Jim
Crow-era clemency rules that is expected to
clear the way for hundreds of thousands of
felons to regain their voting rights.
Crist was also asked repeatedly about the
Florida Legislature's just-completed proper-
ty tax special session, where the final deal
on what could amount to Florida's largest-
ever tax cut was privately negotiated by leg-
Unlike local governments, state lawmak-
ers' open meeting requirements are spelled
forth in rules the House and Senate can
community leadership pro-
gram, is designed to train
and place community lead-
ers on the boards of non-
profit organizations or other
governing or advisory
boards in Jacksonville and
has been preparing leaders
Blueprint for Leadership,
a program of Volunteer
Jacksonville, Inc., is a com-
prehensi\ e six-month (one
day per month) course
designed to develop leader-
ship skills of particular
value to the nonprofit sector.
Melissa Alex; Stephany
Amos; Thomas Blakely;
Pam Brizendine; Terrence
Campbell; Ajani Dunn; Jim
Farah; Belinda Fowler-
Hess; Cal Jackson; Paige
Johnston; Linda King; Pat
McGhee; Ernestine Moody-
Robinson; Jessica Smith;
Harlan Stallings; Gail
Staton; Danyel Surrency;
Deborah Thompson; Mike
Waters; Janell Weltz;
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always do better." First Amendment
Foundation President Barbara Petersen was
named chair of the commission.
Its other eight members include: Gerald
Bailey, commissioner of the Florida
Department of Law Enforcement; Bob
Butterworth, secretary of the Florida
Department of Children and Families; John
Carassas, a Pinellas County judge; Sandy
D'Alemberte, attorney and past president of
Florida State University; Sen. Paula
Dockery, R-Lakeland; Jeanne Grinstead,
deputy managing editor, St. Petersburg
Times and president of the Florida Society
of Newspaper Editors; Renee Lee, a
Hillsborough County lawyer; Rep. Will
Weatherford, R-Wesley Chapel.
In his first public com-
ments about the controver-
sial opposition research his
campaign prepared about
Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-NY,
trying to tie her to outsourc-
ing in India, Obama today
blamed his staff.
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I'm stuck in a dead end relationship in a dead town. I
just graduated from high school and I am dating an older
man. I am feeling the urge to get away but I feel guilty. I
want to achieve things, see other people and have a better
life. He's trying to brainwash me and make me think I'm
dumb, and can't make it without him. I want to get away
but he has me limited because I can't drive, have no skills
and no friends. How do I make things happen for myself?
Anonymous (On-line Reader)
Your old man has watched his life pass by and he's a loser and will pull you into
the same hole. Your life is just beginning and you need to get some job skills, educa-
tion and treat yourself to the finer things in life. You don't need a man holding you
down or telling you what you can't do. You can do anything if you believe in yourself.
When you get tired of your dead end situation, empty your bank account and take a leap
of faith and just get up and leave.
My girlfriend of two years destroyed me. I learned that the entire time we were dat-
ing she was seeing someone else. For a year she has been trying to pressure me into
marriage but I wasn't ready. She ended her relationship with me and a few weeks later
announced she was getting married. I see the things she wanted and I'm willing to look
like a fool to get her back. She tells me that I blew my chances. I feel desperate and
want to know is there anything I can do to get her back?
Sean (Memphis, TN)
Instead of being a pathetic beggar open your eyes and see that your girlfriend was
a cheating two-timer. She played games with two men and chose the one that would
marry her. You can look like a fool if you want but if she cheated on you with another
man once, she'll do it again but next time things may be worse. You shouldn't allow a
woman to have this kind of power. Get yourself together, hold your head up and work
through your pain and wait for the lady that's meant for you.
My best friend is in an abusive relationship. I see the bruises and hear the pain and
torment in her voice. I want to help her but she always denies the problems. I saw her
recently and one of her front teeth was gone. She claimed she had an accident on the
stairs but I know otherwise. I'm ready to tell her family but I'm afraid because her
father is crazy and may do something harmful. How can I help a friend in this horrible
Worried Friend (Milwaukee, WI)
Dear Worried Friend:
You need to tell your friends family as: soon as you can. Yes, fathers go crazy and
if a man is beating his daughter he needs to be dealt with. If something deadly happens
to your friend you will have blood on your hands too because you knew and didn't try
to help. Give your friend some referrals to a few domestic abuse sources so she can rec-
ognize that this relationship isn't healthy. In the meanwhile, join forces with the fami-
ly and support and help her get out of this relationship before it's too late.
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'Segregated' Schools Hinder Reading Skills
CHAPEL HILL -Children in families with low incomes, who attend schools
where the minority population exceeds 75 percent of the student enrollment,
under-perform in reading, even after accounting for the quality of the literacy
instruction, literary experiences at home, gender, race and other variables,
according to a new study.
The majority of black and Hispanic children in the United States attend such
"minority segregated" schools, according to the National Center for Education
The study, by the FPG Child Development Institute (FPG) and the School of
Education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, examined reading
development from kindergarten to third grade for 1,913 economically disadvan-
taged children. The children were part of the Children from Early Childhood
Longitudinal Study Kindergarten Cohort, a nationally representative sample of
more than 22,000 children enrolled in approximately 1,000 kindergarten pro-
"Good instruction is essential, but it's not enough," said Kirsten Kainz, an
investigator at FPG, senior research associate in the School of Education and
author of the study.
"Most current reading instruction initiatives and policies are aimed at
improving classroom instruction," Kainz said. "This research shows that charac-
teristics of the child, the home, the classroom and the school influence reading
development, and that maximally effective reading policy should address all four
Kainz and her colleagues found that classroom and school characteristics had
a larger affect on low-income students' long-term reading abilities than the
method of instruction or a child's background, such as the parents' employment
patterns or size of the household.
The study also showed that the percentage of struggling readers in a class-
room negatively influenced every student's reading performance, erasing any
benefits of comprehensive literacy instruction. Children attending kindergarten
classrooms with higher percentages of students reading below grade level
demonstrated constrained performance in reading at the end of kindergarten. The
same was true for children in first grade.
Children were assessed in basic reading skills, vocabulary and comprehen-
sion. Researchers then considered how four levels of variables child, family,
classroom and school affected reading skills. Data was collected as part of a
national survey via telephone interviews and written questionnaires with care-
givers, teachers and administrators.,
Faith Of The Fearless
B \ E tie r D a % is ,.
The first person to cross the United States in an airplane ..
\\as deaf. Cal Rodgers. a student of the \W'right Brothers.
reported\ had about 90 minutes of flight training. He left
New York on Sept. 17, 1911. and arrived in California on Dec.
10. 1911. in a biplane called the "Vin Fiz." which h looked very '
similar to the rickety wood-frame and fabric plane of the
\\right Brothers. Rodgers, sitting on the front with no protec-
tion or even a helmet, made it in 84 days with five major crashes and two engine explosions
along the way. A childhood bout with scarlet fever had left the young aviator deaf. What
rationale, in its proper place, would think you need to hear to fly?
The building of the Hoover Dam has always been a study of serious intrigue to me. I have
been to visit the final project several times. I still stand in wonderment. The endless questions
still linger. There is a list of the lives lost carved on a marble slab, but was there anxiety, hes-
itation, cold feet, terror?
Some research revealed that there was a group of adventurers called "high scalers," who
had nerves of steel and were paid 75 cents an hour vs. the 50 cents an hour paid to regular
Hoover Dam workers. There were no hard hats, no safety nets, no OSHA controls during this
period in our history. The high scalers were former sailors, Native Americans who lived in
harsh terrain, and circus acrobats. Of course, these men were selected for their proven
courage, agility, delights of heights, not to mention their physiques. I wonder, were these
individuals driven by a higher octane rush of adrenaline?
I attended the funeral of an African-American centenarian. The family had many famous
stories about her life, among which was a story of Bonnie and Clyde, the notorious duo, being
guests in her home. The underlying thought was that the officers would not be looking for
two white people in the home of a black family. However, the thought does not escape the
amount of faith required to be a cordial hostess to known offenders'. Can fear also be
Throughout history we have been amazed, dazzled and in awe at the daredevils, their
enthusiasm and taunting efforts to be the "best." Jumping through fire, crashing cars, best
fight, legal racing. The World Stunt Awards one year went to a man and woman who, hands
cupped together, jumped out of a fifth-floor window. The Ozark Mountain daredevils are a
constant conversation piece.
Pilots are the most particularly competitive group, the stunt community creates the action
we required in movies, tornado chasers are truly misunderstood and the good-looking lion
tamer the cutest and bravest. The motorcycle stunt shows make your heart skip a beat. The
Blue Angels and Skycoasters have your nerves doing the tango. But we go to watch anyway.
Is it the thrill of it all that fascinates us?
Gov. Schwarzenegger's real claim to fame was his contribution to the explosive action in
his movies. (Speaking of movies, let me surely not forget the film crews, who are the mas-
ters behind the scenes.) Evel Knievel wore us all out with his highly publicized stunts and
broken bones routine.
We could not get enough of Erik Weihenmayer, the one and only blind man who ventured
up Mount Everest, a mountain he could not see. All of these headliners feed the public's eager
interest and quest for "I-saw-it-but-I-don't-believe-it" outcry. But again, do we consider them
bold, daring, half-baked, desperate, thrill-crazed or what?
In our daily lives, we see many, many examples of the fearless and their faith. The fear-
less live up to the true meaning of faith, which is daring the soul to go beyond what the eyes
can see. Faith is not rocket science, brain surgery or a library of books analyzing how to get
Worry looks around. Sorry looks back. Faith looks up. What's your pleasure?
Ester Davis is a writer and a television host/producer. She can be reached at
Adults Have Power to Close Black-
White Reading Gap
By: Tonvaa Weathersbee. BlackAmencaWeb.com "
I" ith perrniiss~ion
If hen I w'as a child, I never read books like "A-mazing Grace"
Or ",lufaro 's Beautiful Daughters."
It wasn't because mN mother an elementary school teacher -
didn't want me to. Oh no. Almost from the time that I \vas able to
hold a cup and a baby spoon \\ith myfat little finger, she stuck
books in front of me as well. First it was the picture books, then the books with big letters. Once
I entered first grade in 1965, those baby books were replaced with the Alice and Jerry readers.
All those books, with their idyllic portrayals of nature, fairy tale characters and everyday antics
of blond, Beaver Cleaver-era white kids filled my imagination and showed me that this read-
ing thing was a big deal. What they didn't show me, however, was where children and people
who looked like me fit in with that lily-white world.
Books like "Amazing Grace," the 1991 children's book of how a black girl proves she can
be the best Peter Pan ever in a play even though her classmates say she can't do it because she's
black and female, weren't around back when my mother was buying me books. Neither was the
book "Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters," a 1988 book that, through its pictures of women with
clear African features, depicts the,story of two sisters who go before a king who is choosing a
But such culturally relevant children's books books that throw the cloak of invisibility off
of the experience and culture of black people are around now. And more are being published
all the time. Which is why a recent story in The Christian Science Monitor gave me reason to
celebrate and to sigh.
According to the Monitor, the explosion of multicultural children's books in the early 1990s
is still making a huge impact with black families. At Hue-Man Bookstore, a black bookstore in
Harlem, for example, children's books account for 30 percent of the sales of the 16,000 titles
that it stocks. That's good news.
But what's frustrating is that even though anecdotal evidence suggests that such books may
inspire more black children to read, that trend needs to pick up steam more quickly to begin to
close the reading gap that exists between black and white children. And the gap is stark.
The National Assessment of Educational Progress reported that just 12 percent of black
fourth-graders were reading at grade level in 2000, compared to 40 percent of white fourth-
And recent studies done by the National Center for Educational Statistics found large
achievement gaps between black and white children as early as kindergarten. For example, the
center's studies showed that in 2002, 73 percent of white kindergartners were proficient in let-
ter recognition, compared to 59 percent of black kindergartners. Similar differences existed for
recognition of words' beginning and ending sounds, and for print familiarity.
But the studies also keyed in on a significant point that achievement tests don't measure
literacy skills acquired outside of the classroom, and that an appropriate response to enhance
reading skills is to match children's learning capabilities and needs with the most appropriate
That's important. And that's where children's books especially those written by black
authors can play a vital role. For example, a 1988 book entitled "Baby Says," by black author
John ,Steptoe, uses only baby words to depict the relationship between a toddler and his older
And while baby words might not be the vocabulary that one ultimately wants a black child
to stick with, it at least takes the mystery and fear out of reading for many black children who,
because of cultural and economic reasons, have to look after younger siblings at earlier ages.
That's the hopeful part about all this; that while the reading gap still exists, it is within the
power of black parents and black communities to close it by exposing their children to books
that celebrate and recognize their existence. The books are there. And if many parents just heed
Bill Cosby's advice to forgo buying the Nikes in favor of "Hooked on Phonics," in time we can
close this reading gap.
The lack of culturally relevant books didn't hurt me much when I was child because my
mother was skilled enough to put the world in context for me. So I learned how to read by mak-
ing do with the stuff that I had. Nowadays, black parents have more material to work with.
And fewer excuses.
JUNE 23, 2007
Chieftess of the
on Sullivan's Island, S.C.,
on July 7 at noon.
Queen Quet is calling
for all descendants, from
Jacksonville, Fla., to
Jacksonville, N.C., the
Caribbean and around the
world, to join her in this
annual celebration of cul-
ture, heritage and history.
Bring your entire family,
friends, civic organization
and congregation along
with chairs, umbrellas for
shade. \ after. drums and
an open spirit. For infor-
mation, send e-mail to
call (843l 838-171l.
The photos are of
Queen Quet giving a
tion and women present-
ing the ring shout.
/ GEECHEE REUNION
SPECIAL MEETING OF THE COUNCIL: Mayor's 2007-2008 Annual
A Special Meeting of the Council will be held on Monday, July 16, 2007 at 10:00
a.m., in the Council Chambers, 1st Floor, City Hall, St. James Building. Mayor John
Peyton will present his 2007-2008 Annual Budget address to the Jacksonville City
Council at this time. The regular scheduled Rules Committee meeting will convene
immediately following the Mayor's presentation.
Council Member attendance is mandatory so please mark your calendars
accordingly. All other interested parties are invited to attend.
If you have any questions, please call Sarah Balme, Executive Council Assistant
URGENT! Federal Abstinence Funding Will End June 30th!
Money allocated for abstinence funding will shift to comprehensive sex education
Jacksonville, FL- Based upon a recent Health and Human Service (HHS) report, the shift
of abstinence funding to comprehensive sex education funding is the worst possible thing for
the youth of Northeast Florida.
Project SOS will lose much needed funding that will eliminate their much needed services
in several schools in the Northeast Florida area. Since 1993, Project SOS has taught teenagers
S skills that help them set boundaries, use refusal skills, set goals, communicate with parents,
and avoid high risk behaviors. In fact, since federal abstinence funding was made available to
Project SOS, the teen birth rate in Northeast Florida has decreased 55%! Are parents really
ready to turn the health education of their student over to comprehensive sex educators?
Parents need to know that what is called "comprehensive" is really anything but.
According to the HHS report, startling components of the "comprehensive" sex education pro-
grams for teens as young as 13 include lessons include:
Advocating showering together as a no risk activity.
Promoting methods for sexual stimulation.
Conducting sexual role-play on how to help a partner maintain an erection.
Describing how to eroticize condom use with a partner.
Suggesting teens wear shades or a disguises when shopping for condoms so adults and
parents won't recognize them.
Parents communicated their strong support for abstinence education, as currently fund-
ed by Congress, in a recent 2007 Zogby poll. In fact, regardless of ideological leaning, par-
ents from across America supported abstinence education over 'comprehensive' sex education
by a 2:1 margin. The very topics that parents wanted curricula to cover are absent in most
'comprehensive' sex education."
Parents need to know who is teaching their students and what their students are being
taught. Comprehensive sex education teaches little about abstinence (risk prevention) and
focuses heavily on condom usage (risk reduction) and ways to engage in sexual behavior.
Project SOS is encouraging 10,000 parents to contact their elected official and demand that
abstinence funding not be cut!
FIRST COAST NEWS ANNOUNCES NEW ANCHOR / REPORTER
Joy Purdy Returns To Jacksonville
Jacksonville, FL... First Coast News announced today that TV Anchor Joy Purdy
will be joining the First Coast News team, starting September 4th. She will co-anchor
first Coast News at 7 p.m. on WJXX with Deanna Fene, and will also play an impor-
tant role in both franchise and series reporting. Purdy replaces anchor Mark Spain,
who will leave First Coast News in early August.
Purdy joins First Coast News, WTLV/WJXX from the CBS affiliate in Miami,
WFOR, where she served as. weekend anchor and reporter.
"What always impressed me about Joy Purdy, was the ease with which she
exudes both professionalism and energy in her work," said General Manager, Ken
Tonning. "She'll be a great addition to our award winning team."
Joy Purdy is glad to be back on the First Coast, rcnlarking. "First Coast News
welcomed me with open arms, and after being away from my husband and step-
daughter for 7 years, this was an opportunity I just couldn't pass up. I'm excited
about joining the First Coast News Team,,and cannot wait to get started. It feels good
to come home."
Purdy is a recipient of the individual achievement, 2000 award from the Florida
Associated Press. She is also a member of the Associal ion of Black Journalists. She
received her Bachelor of Arts degree in communications from Villanova University,
and remains a die-hard Jaguars fan.
The Jacksonville Branch of the NAACP, Senator Anthony C. "Tony" Hill, Sr.,
the D.W. Perkins Bar Association and the ACLU of Grer;aer Jacksonville to host
Restoration of Civil Rights Outreach Workshop on June 23rd, at the first of sev-
eral Restoration of Civil Rights Outreach Workshops plliiLcd for the Jacksonville
area this summer. The workshop will be held at the James Weldon Johnson Middle
School, 1840 W. 9th St., Jacksonville, FL from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The workshop is
aimed at reaching ex-offenders who may be cli iibl for an expedited version of civil
rights restoration adopted April 5, 2007 by Florida's ClciICncy board. For more
information (850) 488-2952 or visit \ cJi site: https://fpc ,l,' fl ii 'Clemency.htm
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Women of Strength. Contact Vincent Williams at (912) 571-8187 for more
TWIN THUNDER RIDING CLUB presents "LETS RIDE FOR
PROSTATE CANCER," Saturday, June 23rd at 10 a.m. Donation is $15 per
bike and $5 for extra rider. We will be departing from Gateway Mall on
Norwood Ave. Arrive by 9:30 a.m. for registration. Kick stands up at 10:30
a.m. Supports a non-profit organization that offers education and support serv-
ices to prostate cancer patients and their families. Afterward, there will be the
1st Annual Riders Gathering at the Knights of Columbus located at 3920 Old
Middleburg Rd. For more information contact Rob at 993-0569.
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Announcements, meetings, happenings, and community events scheduled
in Jacksonville and the surrounding area.
RISLEY HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF '59 is having a WESTERN
CARIBBEAN CRUISE. Sailing August 27, 2007, for 5 days. Only 7 spaces
left. Please call now to reserve your space. Ask for Evelyn Gosha at (912) 265-
CLASS OF 1967 NB FORREST HIGH SCHOOL is having their 40th
Reunion, July 20-21, 2007 Crowne Plaza Downtown/Riverplace Tower.
Contact: Reunion Classics: (904) 269-5471 for registration info.
TEN STAR ALL STAR SUMMER BASKETBALL CAMP located at 2207
East Seventh St., Charlotte, NC by invitation only. Boys and girls ages 10 19
are eligible to apply. Players from 50 states and 17 foreign countries attended the
2006 camp. College basketball scholarships are possible for players selected to
the All-American Team. Camp locations include: Glassboro, NJ, Prescott, AZ,
Thousand Oaks, CA, Sterling, CO, Babson Park, FL, Atlanta, GA, Champaign,
IL, Ypsilanti, MI, Hickory, NC, Mitchell, SD, Lebanon, TN, Commerce, TX,
and Blacksburg, VA. There is also a Summer Camp available for boys and girls
ages 6 18 of all skill levels. For a free brochure on these Summer Camps,
please call (704) 373-0873.
FREE POETRY CONTEST OPEN TO JACKSONVILLE RESIDENTS -
Over $100,000 in prizes will be awarded this year in the International Open
Poetry Contest. The deadline for the contest is June 30, 2007. The contest is
open to everyone, whether previously published or not, you can be a winner. To
enter, send ONE original poem, any subject and any style to: The International
Library of Poetry, Suite 19925, 1 Poetry Plaza, Owings Mills, MD 21117. The
poem should be 20 lines or less, and the poet's name and address should appear
on the top of the page. Must be postmarked or sent via the internet at www.poet-
ry.com by June 30th.
SUMMER CAREER ACADEMICS Duval County Public Schools and
Florida Community College at Jacksonville have partnered to help prepare
Jacksonville high school students for life after high school by offering "Summer
Career Academics," a month-long exploration of career and education opportu-
nities. Weekdays, June 4th to 29th to explore seven career fields at seven FCCJ
campuses and centers from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Parents and students are
encouraged to visit www.fccj.edu/summeracademics to complete admission
applications and summit as directed to via fax or postal mail.
HAVEN HOSPICE OF JACKSONVILLE is looking for volunteers and offers
a variety of rewarding opportunities to reach out and help within your commu-
nity. Assignments are available to best suit your time, interest and skills and
include: patient/family care, administrative assistance, fund raising, speakers
i bureau and community events. If you are interested in making a difference,
please contact: Sandra Francis at (904) 733-9818 or (904) 465-0209.
FREE SUMMER STORIES AND MORE visit www.StatePoint.net to
download stories free of charge. Including 'Summer Guide' supplements and
Timely 'Healthy Living' supplements. StatePoint.net offers links to top state
"News Readers Can Use," general interest features, monthly special supple-
ments, as well as crossword and Sudoku puzzles... all free-of charge.
CHILDREN'S HOME SOCIETY'S 24TH ANNUAL CARING CHEFS -
Sunday, October 21st at 7 9:30 p.m. at The Avenues Mall. Honorary chairs this
year are Lewis S. and Frances Childress Lee. Caring Chefs has raised more than
$2 million for CHS to help families for the First Coast. Thanks to the generosi-
ty and support of the area's chefs, donors, volunteers and sponsors, 100 percent
of all proceeds continuously benefit CHS. Chefs tickets are $60 and include
admission, food, drink and live entertainment. For more information and spon-
sorship opportunities, contact Nanette Vallejos at (904) 493-7739.
LIBRARY SUMMER HOURS Branch Libraries are Closed on Sundays in
June and July, as part of the library's regular Summer schedule. The Main
Library is open on Sundays in June and July.
THE AMERICAN CULINARY FEDERATION FIRST COAST CHAP-
TER will host a Golf Tournament Wednesday, September 5th at Mill cove Golf
Course. We are asking all businesses to advertise by sponsoring a hole at $100
each. Tickets are $50 per person. The proceeds will benefit our local culinary
chapter, Apprentices from the Clara White Mission and F.C.C.J. North Campus
and a local charity. For additional information, please contact Executive Chef
Johnnie Jones, Genesis Cafe' and Catering at (904) 448-8434.
THE MENINAK CLUB OF JACKSONVILLE is accepting applications for
its Annual Charity Project Award. The $30,000 grant will be awarded to a char-
ity organization in the Duval County area that serves underprivileged or hand-
icapped children and must be used for a capital improvement, the deadline for
submitting an application is Monday, July 16, 2007. Applications can be
obtained from the Meninak club by calling Cathy Hill at (904) 745-3393 or
firstname.lastname@example.org. July 16th is application deadline; August 27 select
three finalists; September 17th winner announced. Special Note: Include a
Cover page with the following specific information: (1) Exact amount of funds
I requested; (2) Detailed description of project; (3) Who the project will benefit
(i.e., how many, age range, special needs).
SUMMER LUNCH PROGRAM KICKS OFF Tuesday, May 29th through
Friday, August 17th. Look for the "Free Lunch Served Here" banner. A com-
plete list of Summer Lunch Program sites is available at www.jaxkids.org. For
more information, call the JCC at (904) 630-6400.
THE HARDEST WORKING WOMAN IN RADIO Sheri Fine of B92.7,
is being honored Saturday, June 30 at 7:00 p.m. at the Seldon Park Auditorium,
' Brunswick. The audience will be entertained by Luther Barners & Sunset
Jubilaires, Greg Kelly & Foundation, Mike Alston & Nu Revelation and
JUT~NE 23, 200 7
* Arkansas's Apology
Federation of State
Former FAMU Trustee
and President Medical
Association of Alabama
Dr. Regina Benjamin, a
former Florida A&M
University Board of
Trustee, was voted Chair-
Elect, formerly known as
president, of the Federation
of State Medical Boards at
;the organization's recent
95th Annual Meeting in
SSan Francisco, Calif.
S Benjamin, is founder
Sand CEO of the Bayou La
Batre Rural Health Clinic
in Bayou La Batre, Ala.,
which serves this Gulf
Coast, small shrimping vil-
lage's largely poor popula-
The Bayou La Batre
Clinic was severely dam-
aged by Hurricane Katrina.
Bayou La Batre is a lit-
tle village tucked along a
waterway that reaches
inland from the Gulf of
Mexico several miles into
the pine-dotted Alabama
Seafood is the town's
main livelihood, but foreign
costs have Dr
driven the African.
industry into preside
a 13-foot tidal surge sweep-
ing through the town, it
submerged shipyards, and
flooded State Highway 188
two miles north of the gulf.
By morning, with waters
rapidly surrounding them,
panicked residents crawled
onto their rooftops and into
The Clinic's building
had survived but the con-
tents of the structure was
completely destroyed by
the water and debris.
A week after Katrina,
she was treating patients at
the community center,
where 240 cots
were set up for
Her office sat on
the stage of the
without even a
curtain for pri-
vacy. The near-
will assist the
during the next year. She
will assume the position of
Chair in San Antonio, TX,
Benjamin has been
Regina Benjamin was the fi
-American woman to becoi
nt of a U.S. State Medical
active in the medical regula-
tory community on the state
and national level for 20
years. In addition to serving
on the FSMB's board of
directors, she has served on
many of the organization's
committees, including the
recent workgroup that
developed the FSMB's
Model Guidelines for
Treatment in the Medical
. Benjamin also served on
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the National Board of
Medical Examiners and
chaired the' United States
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In Alabama, Benjamin
served on the state's Board
of Medical Examiners for
12 years. In 1995,
Benjamin was first physi-
cian' under age 40 and first
to be elected to the
Association Board of
In 2002, Dr. Benjamin
became president of the
Medical Association of the
State of Alabama, making
Dr. Regina Benjamin
her the first African-
American woman to
become president of a U.S.
State Medical Society.
She is cur-
rently a mem-
rst ber of the
me AMA Council
on Ethical and
Benjamin was the U.S.
recipient of the Nelson
Mandela Award for Health
and Human Rights, and
been ABC Television's
Person .of the Week and
CBS This Morning's
Woman of the Year. Dr.
Benjamin received the
National Caring Award,
which was inspired by
Mother Teresa and recently
received the Papal honor,
Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice
from Pope Benedict XVI.
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games now while there are still prizes to win. But remember, any winning tickets must
be redeemed by Tuesday, August 28, 2007, Prizes less than $600 may be redeemed at
any Florida Lottery retailer. Prizes $600 and over must be claimed at a Florida Lottery
office. (For the office nearest you call 850-487-7777.) Thanks for playing these and the
many other games of the Florida Lottery.
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When you play, we all win.
Non-Binding Interim Resolution Passed
Arkansas Joins Southern
States in Slavery Apology
Less than two weeks after Arkansas
Governor Mike Beebe questioned an effort
to have Arkansas join other states in apolo-
gizing for its role in slavery, an Arkansas
legislative panel passed a resolution Friday
expressing "profound regret" for the state's
role in slavery, following the lead of other
Southern states that have issued similar
Alabama, Maryland, North Carolina and
Virginia have issued slavery apologies.
Some Arkansas lawmakers say the 50th
anniversary of integration in Little Rock's
Central High School on Sept. 25 would be
an appropriate time for Arkansas' own leg-
islative resolution or a statement of regret
from the governor.
The Arkansas Legislative Council, the
group that oversees legislative matters
between sessions, approved the interim res-
olution asking forgiveness for the "wrongs
inflicted by slavery and its after-effects." A
black state legislator called the resolution a
The non-binding resolution does not
require Gov. Mike Beebe's signature, legis-
"The Legislative Council expresses its
deepest sympathies and solemn regrets to
those who were enslaved and those descen-
dants of slaves, who were deprived of life,
human dignity, and the constitutional pro-
tections accorded all citizens of the United
States," the resolution said.
"The last thing I want to see is for my
children to have textbooks say that all
southern states that played in a role in slav-
ery apologized except for Arkansas," said
Rep. Steve Harrelson, a co-sponsor of the
Black lawmakers have debated whether
it would be appropriate for the state to fol-
low suit with similar apologies, and Beebe
has said he didn't know if such an apology
"I think Arkansas probably has as good a
feel for folks working together as any
Southern state or any other state, so I think
we've moved past that," Beebe told The
Associated Press earlier month.
Asked whether he would sign an apolo-
gy if legislators approved one, the governor
said, "I'd have to deal with it then."
"I think the next step is to look at how
we reconcile the vestiges of slavery with
where our hearts and minds are today in
terms of the issues related to racism, to
poverty, to de facto segregation. housing
and all of the other social issues we say
we're concerned about," said Hank Wilkins
IV, co-chairman of the council, who is
Rep. Stephanie Flowers, who is black,
said she viewed the apology as a "mockery"
because it was merely symbolic and doesn't
address current inequality.
"We' e still got so much discrimination
in this state and this country and umnil these
whites admit it and deal with it it doesn't do
anything," said Flowers, D-Pine Bluff.
Not unlike Jacksonville
and many other large cities,
fire has shaped Charleston
since before it was even a
city, but last week's tragedy
stands out because it
involved so much loss of
life from a single fire that
burned two buildings down.
By comparison, Jackson-
ville's great fire of 1901
only seven deaths were
Nine city firefighters
lost their lives, including
two veteran African
Americans, Monday -
when the roof of the Sofa
Super Store on Savannah
Highway collapsed sudden-
ly, resulting in the greatest
loss of life than any other
blaze since the city reorgan-
ized its fire protection into a
professional, paid depart-
ment in 1888.
Monday's fire claimed
the most firefighters since
the 9/11 attacks when 343
died, the U.S. Fire
Administration said. Before
9/11, the' worst single-fire-
fighting fatality happened
in 1994 when wildfires in
Colorado claimed 14 fire-
Mayor Joseph P. Riley,
Jr. declared Friday a Day of
Mourning in honor of the
Sofa Super Store Fire in Charleston. S.C.
nine firefighters killed in
All city offices were
closed, with the exception
of Recreation facilities,
Public Safety offices and
Municipal Court. The Fire
Department stations were
operational but stations
were staffed by outside fire
Jaencies. At 8 a.m. a pro-
cessional beinniniiu down-
town moved to West Ashley
and then to the North
Coliseum where a 10 a.m.
memorial service was held
at the North Ciharleston
Regional News Briefs
Georgia Moves Primary up to Join MIega-Tuesday
Atlanta, GA Gov. Sonny Pe i ie has signed a bill that moves Georgia's presiden-
tial primary to Feb. 5, making the Peach nkuc part oa' a mc,.:-Tuesday primary dt could
be key to selecting each party's nominee.
So far, 15 states are currently scheduled to cast iitir ballots Feb. 5, acc'rdini. to the
National Conference of State Legislatures. Anoth'lici states have pending leg is;tion
that would either bump their primaries up to early February or would give state officials
latitude to do so.
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The Star June 23, 2007
Charleston Fire Devastating
as Nine Fire Fighters Die
What's about to become
All the following Scratch-Off Games of the Florida Lottery.
The Star June 23, 2007
* Champs Visit White House
New Gator Coaches
Let me get this straight up front, I am a Tiger Woods
man. Cut my finger on any Sunday afternoon and I will
bleed Tiger Red until the last putt of the day!
Having said that, there is no doubt about it, after
every major Tournament we have an obsession with
looking back at Sunday's final round using Tiger Woods
as our frame of reference. Tiger is the Gold Standard
when it comes to golf.
But every once in a while we have to look the facts
straight in the eye and agree with the observations of the
guy who actually won the whole bag of marbles.
Angel Cabrera knew he was playing the guy two
holes back on Sunday and he remembered the
Wentworth last month when his nerves fell apart and fie
hit several crap shots that cost him the tournament.
But this US Open belonged to the El Pato the
Duck. Argentina's pride and joy.
And for the record, the world's No1 has held the lead
on the final day in the last two majors, the US Open and
at Augusta, and failed to win either. Big deal.
.Or as Cabrera put it far more eloquently when asked
what it was like to beat Tiger Woods: "No, No, No," he
said. "I beat Everybody, not only him.."
A few side notes to Cabrera's win, I expect that 15
other golfers including Phil Mickelson will proba-
bly remember his performance.
That would be the group that missed the cut when
Cabrera's birdie on eighteen Friday moved the cut from
+11 to +10..
There were 454 rounds of golf played at Oakmont. Of
those 454. only eight were below par. Of those eight, an
Argentenian named Angel Cabrera had two!
Does all that change my opinion of Tiger Woods? Of
course not but it does change my opinion of Angels
While he didn't take home a trophy from Oakmont,
Tiger will be taking one home this week.
Monday, less than 24-hours after the Tiger-Angel
drama ended, Sam Alexis Woods joined the Woods fam-
ily. The baby girl and mother are both doing fine accord-
ing to the proud father.
When asked how his game would be effected by
fatherhood, Tiger answered "I don't really know. ..
because I've never gone through it before."
Tiger, let me tell you something, your golf game is
not the only thing that is going to change in your life.
Congratulations to Elin and Tiger Woods.
The Suns are hot! As of press time the Jacksonville
Suns were on a winning blitz with 9 wins in their last 10
While Mississippi's win last week over Mobile
clinched the first half South Division title for the Braves,
Jacksonville won 12 of the last 15 first half games to fin-
ish 41-29, one game back of first place.
The Suns are at home tonight and If a great ball game
in an outstanding stadium isn't enough, remember that
the first 3,000 fans get a b,obblehead of Matt Kemp.
Kemp was the Suns outfielder last season who made
an instant impact with the Dodgers in 2006 and contin-
ues with the Suns' parent club this season!
The Suns then hit the road for a six-game series at
Sports News Briefs
Gators Open SEC at home Against Vols on TV
Gainesville, FL The University of Florida foot-
ball game against Tennessee on Saturday, Sept. 15, in
Gainesville has been set for a 3:30 p.m. kickoff on CBS,
the Southeastern Conference announced Wednesday as
part of its early television schedule.
Florida's league opener will be against the
Volunteers for the. ninth time in the past 10 years. UF
leads the all-time series against UT in contests played in
Pacman Draws Two Felony Charges in Vegas
Las Vegas, NV Suspended NFL player Adam
"Pacman" Jones will face two felony charges in a strip
club melee that preceded a triple shooting in February,
authorities said Wednesday.
Two other people police identify as part of the trou-
bled Tennessee Titans cornerback's entourage also will
face felony charges in the fracas inside the Minxx club,
Las Vegas police said in a statement.
Since Jones was drafted by the Titans in April 2005,
he has been involved in 11 separate police investiga-
tions, including efforts by Atlanta police to question him
about a shooting early Monday after a fight at an Atlanta
strip club. He has been arrested five times just over two
years. He has not been convicted of any crimes.
1 2 Collegiate
Gators & Noles Visit White
House for Champions Day
The Gators National Championship Basketball team and
FSU's National Championship Track team visited the White
House Monday as part of the President's Champions' Day.
The two were among the 21 college athletic teams recog-
nized Monday as NCAA champions. The students, repre-
senting 14 states, included victorious baseball and basket-
ball teams, champion bowlers, gymnasts, fencers and
"I appreciate being with good athletes, good students,
good leaders. That's what it takes to become a champion,"'
Bush told the students sitting before him.
But the president also took a friendly jab at some of the
teams' unusual mascots.
"There's Tigers and Badgers. Huskers and Anteaters,'" .
.he said, in a nod to the University of California Irvine base-
hall team. "'Go Anteaters! Fight Anteaters!"'
It didn't even matter that President Bush mentioned that
"other" Florida team first for winning back-to-back men's
In his first visit to Washington, Greg Bolden not only got
to visit the White House, but he also met the president. He
then walked out with him to the South Lawn as his Florida
State track team basked in national attention.
SThen, with the mention of Florida State, a segment of the
White House lawn responded with war chants and toma-
"We had a lot of people out there cheering for us. It
always feels good when you hear them call you back-to-
back champs," said Bolden, 22, who stood behind the pres-
ident, along with the other team captains.
"Everything was just a good experience."
Garrett Johnson, who graduated from FSU last year, said
he enjoyed the White House tour, 'although it wasn't as
extensive as he
"The guys had
a good time look-
ing at the different
rooms, but I
would have liked
The Gators .baseball
team and the women's
Track and Field team got
new coaches last week.
AD Jeremy Foley
O'Sullivan as its new base-
ball coach. O'Sullivan
arrives in Gator Country
after serving nine seasons
as the pitching coach and
recruiting coordinator at
Clemson, where he helped
the Tigers to nine-straight
NCAA Tournament appear-
ances and College World
Series berths in 2000, 2002
and 2006. A native of
Jupiter, Fla., O'Sullivan
becomes the 21st head
coach in school history.
When questioned on
what it takes to get the
Gators back as a baseball
said "The key here is to not
put a timetable on it. We all
have expectations, but the
goal is to work hard every
day and let the rest take care
of itself. If we do that, I
think we'll be right where
we need to be. Obviously,
the goal here is to win SEC
championships and host
regionals and Super
Regionals, because that
gives you the best chance of
getting back to Omaha.
Everything is in place to do
that here, but we have to put
all of the pieces of the puz-
O'Sullivan replaces Pat
McMahon who took over as
head coach in June 2001 and
compiled a record of 231-
141-1. He led the Gators to
the 2005 College World
Series championship game,
where they lost to Texas.
The team suffered consecu-
tive losing seasons the past
Mike Holloway becomes
the first track & field coach
in Gator history to oversee
both men's and women's
track and field programs.
Holloway will be the ninth
head coach of a Florida
women's track & field pro-
gram that dates back to
1973. He will also oversee
the UF cross country pro-
gram, while Jeff Pigg
remains the head coach for
both men's and women's
Holloway, who was
named Florida's men's track
and field coach in June of
2002 after serving as an
assistant at UF since 1995,
is one of the premier sprint
coaches in today's track and
field world and has devel-
oped Florida into one of the
nation's top sprint pro-
grams. He has coached ath-
letes to 12 NCAA titles in
the last nine years, and 14
school records in the indoor
President George W. Bush stands with
members of the Florida State University
Outdoor Track & Field 2007 Championship
Team Monday, June 18, 2007, at the White
House, during a photo opportunity with the
2006 and 2007 NCAA Sports Champions.
to have seen more rooms" and nosed around more, he said.
Still, meeting the president was incredible, the team's
former shot-putter acknowledged.
"It was wonderful to catch up with everybody on the
Johnson, now a
graduate student at
Oxford University. i*' .
"It was great we '
could bring anoth-
The Gators Gators national Championship Basketball
presented the team presents President with a #43 jersey.
president with a
No. 43 Florida basketball jersey and took a team portrait
with the president.
Florida head coach Billy Donovan and assistant Lewis
Preston made the journey from the coaching staff, while
national championship squad members Walter Hodge, Dan
Werner, Jonathan Mitchell, Marreese. Speights, Jack Berry
and Brett Swanson were on hand.
Most of last years starters were absent due to NBA draft
a storied. Florida women's
track and field program that
owns a national champi-
onship and has posted a
combined 24 top-10 finish-
es at the NCAA Indoor and
The Gators have also cap-
tured nine indoor and out-
door SEC championships in
their 35-year history.
In Holloway's five years
as head coach of the Gator
men's team, he has been the
architect of seven NCAA
individual and relay titles,
four runner-up finishes at
the NCAA Championships
and two NCAA East
and outdoor events of 400
meters or less have been set
under his watch.
Jeremey Foley said that
Florida made the decision to
combine the track and field
programs after an examina-
tion revealed that 13 of the
last 16 NCAA indoor and
outdoor titles were won by
Holloway will take over
Kobe Airs His Dissatisfaction
With Lakers on His Web Site
Kobe Bryant earned $17.72 million last season and will
earn $88.6 million over the next four years. He is considered
one of the NBA's most dominant players and a top draw at
the Staples Center. But, Bryant last month voiced frustration
at Lakers management and publicly requested he be traded
after the team was eliminated by Phoenix in the first round
of the playoffs.
The 28-year-old nine-time All Star has four years left on
his contract, but can terminate it following the 2008-09 sea-
Bryant last month voiced frustration at Lakers manage-
ment and publicly requested he be traded after the team was
eliminated by Phoenix in the first round of the playoffs.
Though he said nothing could change his mind, Bryant
later backed off after speaking with coach Phil Jackson.
"I don't want to go anywhere this is nly team," Bryant
told KLAC radio at the time. "I love it here. I called Phil,
man. He and I talked; it,was an emotional conversation. But
he just said, 'You know what, Kobe? Let us try to figure this
But the second delivery of the message is a reassertion
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Source: Black Press of America
March 21st thru April 19th
Your suspicions will give you mislead-
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Base the trust on the fact that nothing is
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April 20th thru May 20th
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Soul Affirmation: I make a special
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Lucky Numbers: 34, 36, 39
May 21st thru June 21st
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taking care of social obligations and
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Lucky Numfbers: 8, 15, 20
June 22nd thru July 22nd
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You will be pleasantly surprised at the
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July 23rd thru Aug 22nd
It is true that the universe provides but
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Lucky Numbers: 5, 34, 52
Aug 23rd thru Sept 22nd
You definitely need to ease up on your
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some good quality quiet time. You have
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Let it go. Smell the roses take a stroll in
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Lucky Numbers: 8, 52, 54
Sept 23rd thru Oct 22nd
Your popularity is at a personal peak this
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your social engagements so that you gath-
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ters, along with family members, will stir
your interests in feathering your nest.
Your.smart business sense will make the
most of an unusual opportunity. In your
personal life, let your softer emotions
Soul Affirmation: Ifocus on long-range
financial security this week.
Lucky Numbers: 14, 31, 42
Oct 23rd thru Nov 21st
This week is better than last for finan-
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Think about money. There is a solution
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Soul Affirmation: I change who I am
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Lucky Numbers: 21, 39, 43
Nov 22nd thru Dec 21st
Think about small stuff. Be petty. Know
that details are important. Look not at
the bigger picture. Go to the trenches.
Get fine points taken care of. Step-by-
step movement will help with the grand
designs that you are seeking to manifest.
Soul Affirmation: I remain adaptable
so I can deal with changing circum-
Lucky Numbers: 2, 35, 45
Dec 22nd thru Jan 19th
Think hard about the nontraditional
ideas that you have been percolating.
Speak up. There are others that may be
thinking the same thing but don't have
the same courage to say. You have more
in common with the people you work
with than you think. There is strength in
Soul Affirmation: I let my friendships
guide my way.
Lucky Numbers: 6, 40, 41
Jan 20th thru Feb 18th
Others need you. Be a great listener this
week. Teach but don't preach. Family
members need a vision of the big pic-
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charm to give it. Be a cheer-giver.
Expect nothing in return.
Soul Affirmation: When I give thanks
for what I have, I lose all sense of what
Lucky Numbers: 4, 32, 35
Feb 19th thru March 20th
It is amazing how a bif, hearted person
like you can button 11 ii to the detailed
work when you've l tlI, big picture
still projecting over and over in your
mind. Both the big picture and the
details are important to you thi week,
Concentrate on both at IIc. same time.
Soul Affirminaiiion: Ifind peace in com-
tnitl'iinv with nature this week.
Lucky Numbers: ., 10, 48
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SDid You Hear About?
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IT WAS A BUDWEISER BOT-
TLE, NOT A GUN An officer
was dispatched to the 3300 block
of Fitzgerald St. in reference to an
armed suspicious person. Several
calls were made that related to the A
same incident. An unknown
female pointed the suspect out.:'
The officer observed him yelling
back at the unknown female. The
officer made contact with the sus-
pect and detained him. He said his
name is Mr. RM. Per records, the
suspect had an active arrest war-
rant for aggravated assault and an
active caplas for driving while license suspended. The unknown female stat-
ed that the suspect held a gun to victim Mr. A back in March of this year. She
also said he pointed the gun in the victims face while he was seated in the
front passenger seat of a mini-van, and said, "I'll kill you." Mr. A.S. witness,
drove away during which time the suspect fired three to four gunshots at the
vehicle. The suspect was read his Miranda rights. Afterwards, he stated that
he didn't have a gun, it was the alleged victim Mr. A that had the gun. He
stated he had a "Budweiser bottle" and not a gun.
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block of E. Bay St., in reference to a suspect wanting to turn himself in on a
local arrest warrant. Upon his arrival, the suspect, Mr. S.R.H. announced him-
self. He was tired of hiding after allegedly taken materials from a construc-
tion sight, grand theft under $300. The officer read him his rights andotook
him to PDF.
STOP CHEATING AND COME
HOME An officer was dispatched
to the 1200 block of Labelle St., in
reference to a dispute. Upon his
arrival, he contacted the victim who
stated that the suspect, her boyfriend
\with one child in common, had threat-
ened her to return home within 15
minutes. She also stated that the sus-
pect, Mr. B.C. had bruised her arm the
S. .. day before. She stated that the suspect
\\ as upset with her because he felt that
she had been cheating on him. During
that dispute, the suspect grabbed and
twisted her arm. The officer observed a large bruise on the victim's left arm.
The officer made contact with the suspect at the apartment where he was
waiting for her to return. The officer placed him under arrest. After his
Miranda rights were read, he told the officer that he was worried about her
safety. He stated that there had been voilent crimes in the area and it was late
at night. He said he did grab her hair, but didn't pull it. He was transported to
PDF. The victim refused treatment.
THEY WERE TRYING TO STEAL THE SHED An officer was dis-
patched to the 6300 block of Sauterne Dr. in reference to a burglary. The wit-
ness said during the burgarly, the suspects went into the backyard, entered the
shed and threw all of the property that was inside the shed out into the back-
yard. The suspects then removed the hurricane straps from the shed as if they
were going to steal the shed. The witnesses went to the store and bought some
"no trespassing" signs. The two witnesses said when they got back, they
noticed the side fence to the resi-
dence torn down and the listed tow
truck was backed into the yard up
to the shed. They said the suspects
were trying to load the shed onto
the wrecker. One of the witnesses
said they blocked the wrecker with
their vehicles and called 911. .
HE HAD 1, 5, NO 2 CUPS OF
MANDARIN ORANGE ,
ABSOLUTE VODKA An officer
observed a vehicle run the red light at
the intersection of Old Kings Rd. and
Lane Ave., The officer quickly activat-
ed his emergency lights to stop the vehicle. The vehicle did not stop until a half mile
later. When the officer made contact with the driver, he noticed the suspect's eyes
were bloodshot and watery. And, he smelled an odor of an alcoholic beverage com-
ing from the suspect's mouth. When asked if he had been drinking, the suspect said,
"yes, I had 1, 5, no 2 cups of mandarin orange Absolute Vodka about 2, 3, 4, no 5
hours ago." The suspect refused to do the field sobriety test at first, but later agreed.
During the test, he stepped off the line 5 times while arguing with the officer. The
officer found that the suspect had 4 seatbelt violations, driving without lights,
unlawful speed, loud soundmaking device, expired tags, careless driving, and more.
The suspect appealed to be impaired, was arrested, and booked into PDF.
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IN THR JUVENIE COURT OF DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE
STATE OFTENNESSEE )
DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN'S SERVICES, )
Petoaer, ) .
TAMKRA MORGAN, MOTHER
Last KSown Address
JACKSONVILLE, FLORDA )
IN THE MATTER OF ) FleNo. Docket No.
JACOBMORGAN, DOB: 11/11104 ) 2007-093079 PT72663
A CHILD UNDERTHEAGE OF1 )
ORDER FOR PUBLICATION
In this cause it- appears to the Court from the allegations of the Petiton seeing to
adjudicate Tommy Braden is a dependent and neglected child, a copy of which Petition maly be
obtaied at the Office of thewuvenile Court of Davidson County, Tennessee, at Nashille, thlt the
whereabouts of the Defendant, Tamara Morgan, mother are unknown and therefae the ordinary
procds of law annot be served upon h. AttomeyJeanah McClure,has geen pointed b the
court as Guardian at itmn for the minor child, 100 Woodland Sreet, Nashville, TN 37210..
IT IS, THEREFORE, ORDERED, that said Defendant enter his appearance herv: on
Augurt 14, 2007 at 8:30 AM., arule day of said Court, and show cause as to why a finding of
Dependency and Neglt should not be entered against her, and that a copy of this Orrir he
published f four consecutive weeks in the Florida Star Newpaper, 5196 NorwoodAve ite C,
HONORABLE RBEREB CALLOWAY
DAVIDSON COUNTY JUVENILE COURT
APPROVED FOR ENTRY:
Ol WinWinghamBPR# 023099
Assistant General Couel
Tennessee Iepartment ofChildren's Serces
900 2"Avenue, North
Nashville, TN 37243
Phone: (615) 532-4018
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park in your driveway in your absence.
3. Rather than boarding your pets, hire a pet sitter or ask a friend to help out.
A barking dog- a.k.a. nature's natural burglar alarm-almost always keeps thieves at bay.
4. Either have your mail and newspaper service suspended, or ask a neighbor to gather
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5. Arrange to have your lawn mowed at regular intervals.
6. Store-or at least hide from view-all valuables.
7. Leave window shades and draperies in their usual positions, but' do not close them all the
way on the street side of the house.
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9. Disconnect electrical appliances, and lower air and heating units to energy-saving levels.
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11. Leave a house key and itinerary with a neighbor, friend or relative. Be sure someone knows
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Holly wood is a
place that dra\\s candi-
dates from all ages. eth-
nicities and locations
from around the w-orld.
MIan are called but
few are chosen. Those
of you \who read my
column features on a
regular basis are \\ell
familiar with Rvch
Family of Child/Teen
Artists. As a result of
my support of young
artists (black ones in
particular), I get many
referrals -from publi-
cists, agents, personal
managers and others. It
is especially exciting to
meet these youngsters
at the beginning of
their careers because
this is the point where
they need promotion
the most. My latest dis-
covery is an enchanting
8th grader in the person
of Taylor Parks.
This Dallas, Texas
native relocated to Los
Angeles with her fami-
ly at the encourage-
ment of fame choreog-
rapher, dancer, produc-
er and director Debbie
Allen who saw Parks
perform at one of her
Debbie Allen Dance
Studios Dallas work-
shops. Parks started to
work pretty quickly
once she arrived
appearing on the
"Gilmore Girls" and
Chris." She is particu-
larly excited about her
first big role in the major
feature film HairspJ r y.
from Ne\\ Line Cinema.
This movie is the film
version of the smash hit
Broad\\ay stage play
and has a cast of major
John Tra\plta. Amanda
Walken. Queen Latifah
and Nlichelle Pfeiffer
among others. It has
already begun to gener-
ate an Oscar buzz!
In the movie. Parks
plays Little Inez who is
the daughter of Queen
Maybelle. When asked
to describe her role,
Parks lights up, "The
film has a lot of amazing
people in it. We shot it in
Canada. I was there
about three or four
months. My character is
kind of like the one that
wants to be in. She's one
of the best dancers and
she's really spunky and
has a lot of attitude and
she just thinks that she is
the best dancer and
everything, which she
'kind of is. I get to show-
case all three of my tal-
ents, dancing, singing
and acting." What does
she sing in the movie? "I
sing a song called "Run
Tell That," which is one
of my big parts. I'm
going to the bus stop
coming from school. It's
a really fun scene."
How big of a role
was it for Taylor? Her
eyes twinkle,. "There
were twelve main char-
acters and I wias one of
them. This is my biggest
role yet, so I was really
happy." Does the buzz
about Oscar get her
excited to hear that kind
of talk? Parks really
flashes her mega watt
smile on this one, "Yes it
does, because I got into
this business to get an
Oscar or a Grammy,
things like that and when
I hear them talking about
this movie possibly get-
ting one it gets me really
The movie will be
released soon in July to
big fan fare.
Parks is also work-
ing on her music career.
She says, "Singing is
my first love. So right
now I'm actually
recording a CD and try-
ing to get signed and
everything. It's going
to be real good. I'm
writing most of the
Parks is currently
studying the piano. She
Taylor cont'd on D-8
Taylor Parks: New Teen
Beauty Makes Film
Debut in Hairspray!
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This weekend and next week
are going to be pretty jumping in
LA. Starting it all off this com-
ing Saturday, June 23, 2007, is
The Caribbean Heritage
Organization who will host their
Salute to Hollywood & the Arts
honoring Suzanne de Passe. Ms
de Passe is of Jamaican descent
and will receive the Legacy
Award. She is a former President
of Motown Productions and
currently heads de Passe
Productions. We will bring you
more on this event. The BET
Awards will take place at the
fame Shrine Auditorium in LA
on Tuesday, June 26. It will be
hosted by one of my favorite
people on earth Mo'Nique!
Beyonce leads the nomination
pack with six nods. Check your
local listings. This show will be
the bomb! The ASCAP R&B
Awards will happen on Monday,
June 25, 2007 at the Biltmore
Hotel in downtown LA. Mary J.
Blige will receive the Voice of
Music Award. And you can
believe the record label and pro-
duction company parties will be
in full blast at the hot spots all
over town during the entire
week. Everybody will sleep in
the week after!
Chamillionnaire readies for the
release of his highly anticipated
sophomore album Ultimate
Victory, with the debut of the
LP's first official single, "Hip
Hop Police" featuring the leg-
endary Slick Rick. The track,
which was produced by hitmak-
er JR Rotem, will be introduced
to the radio airwaves this month.
In addition to the debuting of the
new single, Chamillionaire will
also be giving away a free dou-
ble bonus to fans with the release
of Mixtape Messiah 3 and
Mixtape Messiah DVD. Look
for Rob G's Reppin' My
Block Mixtape in stores on
SCheck out the delicious
new juicy novel entitled
Cycles of the Ghetto, a mem-
oir by Andrea Woods. This
author has been compared to
Toni Morrison and Terry
McMillan. She covers topics
such as baby-momma's grills,
gang activity, negative rap
music, saggin' pants to com-
mercialized pimpin'. For
more info check out
heghetto or www.cyclesoft-
Sunshine stars Rose
Byrne, Cliff Curtis, Chris
Evans, Troy Garity, Cillian
Murphy, Hiroyuki Sanada,
Benedict Wong and Michelle
Yeoh. This is a science fiction
tale that is pretty tough to
swallow i.e., a manned space
mission to the sun? Get real.
That is an impossible trip! The
premise is that the sun is
dying out and earth is in dan-
ger of freezing over. A crew is
sent to relight the sun (God's
job), by getting close enough
to the sun to shoot an atomic
bomb to its surface to. relight
its fire. This plot is so unreal
and it doesn't help that the
film is down right slow and
boring until almost the end.
This is one that you wait until
it is available to rent, and then
you still don't want to see it.
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Top Rated Primetime Programs Among
African-American TV Homes
Week of 06/11/07
1. NBA Finals-Game 3, ABC
2. NBA Finals-Game 4, ABC
3. So YouThink You Can Dance-Wed., FOX
4. Daytime Emmy Awards, CBS
5. Without A Trace, CBS
6. So YouThink You Can Dance-Thur., FOX
7. American's Got Talent, NBC
8. OnStar NBA Countdown, ABC
9. CSI:NY, CBS
10. CSI:Miami, CBS
Source: Nielsen Media Research
9 p.m. on
NBC (N 1
ready for the
Ch Champi -
sic, but nobody's cheering for
Lyla (Minka Kelly). In fact,
she's being harassed big-time
because of her relationship
with Riggins (Taylor Kitsch).
Julie (Aimee Teegarden) is
having love problems of her
own, as her dad (Kyle Chan-
dler) wants her to stay away
from Matt (Zach Gllford).
8:30 p.m. on
The New Ad-
U S ventures of
I you hate it
thing goes up
except your pay? For Chris-
tine (Julia Louis-Dreyfus), it's
the tuition at Ritchie's (Trevor
Gagnon) school. She and
Richard (Clark Gregg) brain-
storm ways to cut corners to
keep him enrolled. Matthew
(Hamish Linklater) ponders
some changes in his own
lifestyle in "Women 'N Tuition."
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Jim ISex & Cityr
Taylor cont'd from D-1
adds, "I started singing
at age three, actually
since I could talk. I used
to stay with my grand-
mother a lot and she
would take me around to
tlhe churches that she
played piano for. So she
taught me a lot of the
things that I know right
now." Parks is working
on all aspects of her
game and you can
believe at her young age,
we will be hearing from
her big time!
8 p.m. on
Award f or-
d b ed feature
a went to this
dazzling 2003 box-office
blockbuster from Pixar. A
neurotic clownfish named
Marlin teams up with a cheer-
ful but scatterbrained blue
tang fish named Dory -
voiced by Ellen DeGeneres in
a comic tour de force to
search for his son, who has
been captured by a diver.
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