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Section A: Main
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Section A: Main: Editorial
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Section A: Main: Church
page A 3
Section A: Main: Lifestyle
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Section A: Main: State
page A 5
Section A: Main: National
page A 6
Section A: Main continued
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page A 8
Section B: Prep Rap
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Section C: Local
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Section C continued
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Section C: Regional
page C 4
Section C: Sports
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Section C continued
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Section D: Entertainment
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Her Death Brought Peace
'hawna Davis' Death One Year Aao Brouaht City Toaether Temporarily
DreShawna Davis, 8
July 26 at the Justice
Coalition's office on
Jacksonville and the
mayor, the sheriff,
including Rev. Mark
Griffin and other reli-
gious leaders, got
together and planned
"A Day of Faith."
event appeared to be
concerns of the community
have faded with the lack of
funds and perhaps the lack
of love. Whatever, the
answer is, Jacksonville must
find it. Will the commemo-
ration df DreShawna be an
effective tool for the com-
munity to again say 'enough
is enough'? After
DreShawna's death, the
murder rate in Jacksonville
dropped about 35% for the
rest of the year. As of this
writing, it is almost at the
City almost at same level in killings as a ye
Southern Georgia Shootings Also on F
Tommy Lee Kennedy,
DreShawna Davis, a
fourth grade honor student
at Lola Culver Elementary
School, at eight-years-old,
died as a hero, shielding her
two younger cousins as a
spray of bullets penetrated
her grandmother's house,
one year prior to the candle-
light vigil held Thursday,
Marvin Edwards, 65
Kendra Brooks, 21,
the answer to wake up the
community to finally coop-
erate with law enforcement
and neighborhoods to report
those things witnessed that
were harmful and leading to
continuous or more vio-
lence. And, it did, but it
appears the increased law
enforcement efforts and the
Marvin Edwards is 65
years old, 5'3", weight 130
pounds. He is a diabetic
and suffers from'memory
loss. He was last seen
wearing a yellow plaid or
striped shirt with tan long
pants. His vehicle .was
located at 800 Linda Drive
in the Lem Turner area .
He was seen around 1-95 at
the Trout River Bridge.
Please call (904) 630-0500
if you know anything about
same level it was
last year this time.
There have been
86 homicides this
year, compared to
94 at this point last
mother of a two-year-old
and a six-month-old, was
found murdered Saturday
morning on a front lawn
in the 5900 block of Scott
Street. The police and
family members are seek-
On Monday, Tommy Lee
Kennedy Jr., 17, was
killed. Investigators say
that Robert Brown, 28,
said the shot the teen after
noticing he was being fol-
lowed by a vehicle carry-
ing several people.
Brown said he pulled into
a parking lot in the 7000
block of Old Kings Road
and observed through his
rear-view mirror, three
people in a minivan
.ar ago pulled in
ar ago also. When
?ise the. passen-
gers got out
of the van and approached
his car, holding a gun, he
shot one (Tommy
Kennedy). The others
fled and Kennedy died at
Residents of Eureka
Gardens, a 400-unit apart-
ment complex on the
westside expressed their
fear of the area after Rico
Melvin, 17, was gunned
down about 5:15 a.m.
According to witness, the
shots came from a green
car carrying several peo-
ple. Melvin was one of
four teens shot and killed
Her Death Brought Peace Continued-A-7
Family Wants Officers Punished
for Singletary's Death
lmlW i On January 27, 2007, Isaac
Singletary was shot and killed by
Undercover drug operation offi-
S... cers. Mr. Singletary went outside
of his resident about 6 p.m. and
Approached the officers with a
Isaac Singletary, 80 gun as he thought they were drug
dealers. The officers claimed that
they asked Singletary to put down his gun. In April,
State Attorney Harry Shorstein cleared the officers of
Jacksonville To Host Nation s
Largest Fraternal Organization
The Improved Benevolent Protective Order of Elks of the
World (I.B.P.O:E. of W.) is known as the largest Black fraternal
S- organization in the world, with more than 500,000 members
World wide, will be arriving in Jacksonville to hold its 108th
Grand Lodge and the 104th Grand Temple Convention in
Jacksonville, August 3 through August 12. This is the organiza-
tion's first national convention to be held in Jacksonville and will
be at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront. More than
10,000 are expected to attend, generating about $5 million in eco-
nomic impact across the city, according to the Jacksonville convention bureau.
Although many doctors, lawyers, ministers, politicians and other professional people are
included in the organization's membership, the majority of the membership are the ordinary
hard working average citizens from throughout the world, according to its leaders.
The Grand Lodge has prevailed since 1898 and the Grand Temple since 1902. The lead-
ers are Dr. Donald P. Wilson, Grand Exalted Ruler and Mrs. Margaret D. Scott, Grand
Daughter Ruler. The leaders of the Florida State Association are Mr. Walter Butler, State
President and Mrs. Lou Alyce Dean, State President.
Punishment Continued.- A-7
Help Find Baby Grace's Mother
Baby in Dumpster
She is now
named after .
G r a c e
the manner in
and cared for.
despite of -J:
left in a trash bin of the Beachwood Apartments a few
hours after her birth, with her umbilical cord still
attached. Thursday, July 19, 2007 was a very hot day
in Jacksonville, but Baby Grace was able to move
about and cry loud enough for someone to note her
presence. Why she, was left is not understood since:
Florida law does allow an unwanted three-day old to'
be left at a hospital or fire station, no questions asked.l
If you think you can help find the mother, please call
Selden's Gym Demolished
The multi, "
gym) was an -" s'
Entrance to Selden Park
Demolition of the old Selden Park gym Wednesday
continued as preservationists tried to prevent the
machines from demolishing the old building. Even
though they were chanting, the voices were not as loud
as the equipment that was used to scoop up the crum-
bled remains and place them in dump trucks. The
Concerned Citizens for, African American Historic
Preservation said they felt much pain as they witnessed
another piece of "our story" as Gullah/Geechees being
destroyed. They sang, We RESPECT, we REMEM-
BER, we HONOR "our story" we be Gullah/Geechee
people! The County Commissioners decided to
demolish the 1950s era gym and a lawsuit was filed but
dismissed by Judge Alaimo on June 19. The county
-said they will build a new structure utilizing materials
from the former structure.
India Get First Female President
India's first female president, Pratibha Patil, 72, was sworn in
Wednesday, vowing to eliminate the practice of aborting female
fetuses and to empower women, who are often treated as second-
class citizens. Many female residents feel the new president is
only a symbol, not a leader to represent them since she had been
largely silent on her goals after drawing criticism for calling on Indian women,
Muslims and Hindus alike, to abandon wearing head scarves.
Three New Afterschool Programs to Open
The Jacksonville Children's Commission has received funding for three new after-
school programs to serve an additional 420 children in kindergarten to fifth grade at
Rutledge Pearson, Pinedale and John Love elementary schools as well as home-
schooled children in the surrounding neighborhoods. The three sites are expected to
open in September.
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Increase in the Minimum Wage Helps
Restore the American Dream
Congresswoman Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick (D-Mich.)
On Tuesday, July 24,
millions of Americans got
an increase in pay. It has
been 10 years since
American workers have
seen an increase in the fed-
eral minimum wage.
Over the past decade,
inflation has all but erased
the effect of the raise, leav-
ing millions of families
SAs representatives in
Congress and Members of
the Congressional Black
Caucus, we have contin-
ued fighting to change
course for America's fami-
lies. The increase in the
minimum wage represents
a down payment on a
broader agenda that seeks
to ensure prosperity for all
families that work for a
living. We are also con-
fronting crises by support-
ing legislation that will
make college more afford-
able, reduce energy costs,
provide tax breaks for
middle and low-income
Americans, and expand
children's health cover-
age-all in a fiscally
While several states,
including my home state
of Michigan, has led the
way with a higher mini-
mum wage, nearly 13 mil-
Americans across the
nation will benefit from
the $2.10 increase to $7.25
an hour over the next two
years. This increase is par-
ticularly important in the
munity. More than 2 mil-
lion hard-working African
Americans will benefit
from an increase in the
minimum wage. An esti-
mated 900,000 Americans,
represented by CBC
Members, will be the
direct recipients, of this
Women of color will
benefit the most from this
raise; 33 percent of the
women benefiting are
This pay raise comes at
a critical time when fami-
lies are living paycheck to
paycheck, paying record
prices at the pump, and
dealing with skyrocketing
health care costs and rising
college expenses. Many
African- American fami-
lies are struggling to make
ends meet. Over the last
five years, the number of
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in poverty has grown by
1.5 million, and the real
median household income
of African-American fami-
lies is down $2,676.
Rising consumer costs
have hit low-wage work-
ers especially hard as the
purchasing power of the
minimum wage has plum-
meted to its lowest level in
more than half a century.
At $5.15 an hour, full-time
minimum wage workers
have brought home
$10,712 a year, which is
barely above the federal
poverty level for one per-
son and nearly $6,000
below the poverty level for
a family of three. Nearly
half of low-wage workers
in families with children
are the sole breadwinners
for their household.
America's families do not
deserve to live in poverty,
while the average
American CEO earns
more before lunchtime in
one day than a minimum
wage worker earns all
The CBC motivation
for ensuring this increase
in the minimum wage is
about more than just eco-
nomics; it is about valuing
and building stronger fam-
ilies. This raise will help
7.4 million women and 3.3
million parents, with about
6 million children seeing
their parents' income rise.
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This pay raise is particu-
larly critical to the families
making the supreme sacri-
fice for our nation; about
50,000 military families
will benefit from the
increase in the minimum
wage. An increase of
$2.10 an hour will give
families like these an addi-
tional $4,400 a year to
meet critical needs. That
is equivalent to 15 months
of groceries, over two
years of health care, 19
months of utilities, or 20
months of child care.
While Republicans pre-
fer to make sure that the
American Dream is avail-
able to a privileged few,
we must ensure that we
provide access and oppor-
tunity to all of America's
families. Our ancestors
struggled and sacrificed so
that we would have a bet-
ter life and a brighter
future. This increase in the
minimum wage represents
our effort to change
course, confront crises,
and continue their legacy.
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perity is the best way to
tackle the challenges we
face as a nation, build
stronger families, and
ensure that the American
Dream becomes a reality
for future generations.
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Faith In Our Community
Schedule of Events and Services
THE ABYSSINIA MISSIONARY BAPTIST
CHURCH presents the 10th annual Family &
Friends Weekend July 28 & 29. The fun begins
Saturday, July 28th, 11:00 am at the church located at
10325 Interstate Center Drive. There will be games
for the kids, merchandise vendors, entertainment, a
ministry fair, a 3 on 3 basketball tournament, a talent
show and free food, yes, free food. Hamburgers, hot
dogs and CRABS!! Then on Sunday July 29th at
10:15 am, you're invited to a spirited, power packed
worship. For more information call 696-1770.
MT. HERMAN MISSIONARY BAPTIST
CHURCH, located at 5527 Redpoll Ave, in
Jacksonville with Rev. A.L. Jordan, Sr., as Pastor is
having Pastor Donte' Smith out of Atlanta, GA for a
Family & Friends Revival, from July 23rd 27th at
7:30 p.m. nightly, concluding on Sunday, July 29th at
4 p.m. Dinner will be served after morning service on
July 29th. You don't want to miss this awesome man
of God. For more details, call (904) 768-1100.
THE CHRISTIAN EDUCATION DEPART-
MENT of SAINT PAUL AFRICAN METHODIST
EPISCOPAL CHURCH has planned extensively for
the VACATION BIBLE INSTITUTE. This year's
Institute promises to be one of the best sponsored by
Saint Paul. Theme: "A Jesus Family Reunion." the
institute will be held Monday,m July 30th at 5:30
p.m. for registration, and 6:00 7:00 p.m. for Family
dinner. Opening Session 7-7:30 p.m., and Activities
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Assembly of God, Inc.
SOUTHWEST CAMPUS CLAY CO.
S(Hwy.218, across from Wilkinson Jr. High)
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
HMorning Worship 10:45 a.m. Wednesday
Night 7:30 p.m.
Pastor Steve and (Lane Avenue & I-10)
NEN LOCATION -
Pastor Cecil and Sunday at 10:45 a.m. Pal Garr: a
Pauline Morning Worship 10:45 a.m. Wiggiednesday
Email: evangeltemple@evange templeag.org
10:45 am Service Interpreted for Deaf at Central Campus
(crafts, Bible Lessons, Games/Sports) July 31st and
August 1st from 6:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m. (Teaching of
the Lesson, snacks, crafts, games). August 2nd is
Commitment Service at 7:15 p.m. Friends and the
public are extended a special and warm invitation to
share in the Vacation Bible Institute. St. Paul is locat-
ed at 6910 New Kings Rd. The Rev. Dr. Marvin
Zanders, II is the pastor. Please contact the office of
the Church at (904) 764-2755 for additional informa-
tion and transportation.
THE MAGGIE PEARL TOOKES WOMEN'S
MISSIONARY SOCIETY of GREATER GRANT
MEMORIAL A.M.E. CHURCH located at 5533
Gilchrist Rd., Jacksonville with Rev. Tony D.
Hansberry, Senior Pastor invites you to "An Evening
In White" Sunday, July 29th at 5 p.m. Featured Guest:
The H. Alvin Green Memorial Chorale and J.W.
Honeysucker Community Choir. For more informa-
tion call (904) 764-5992.
THE SANTA ROSA COUNTY ALLIANCE OF
AFRICAN-AMERICAN EDUCATORS invites
you to celebrate with them in song, as they host the
international renowned, Recording Choir of the First
Missionary Baptist Church of Thomasville, GA,
Saturday, July 28, 2007 at 5pm at the .Milton First
Assembly of God. God has blessed the ministry of
this spirit-filled choir to become an intricate part of
the Georgia Mass Choir and the Gospel Music
Workshop of America. Moreover, they have per-
formed with gospel greats including the Reverend
Milton Biggham, Evangelist Beverly Crawford and
countless other gospel singers. Over the course of
their forty-year ministry, they have toured in Spain,
the Bahamans, throughout the United States and have
been featured on the Trinity Broadcasting Network
(TBN). The theme for this concert is "God's Word in
Song". This concert is free and open to the public. For
any additional information please contact Jeremy G.
Rich at 850.284.7008 or JGRICH00@aol.com
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BENNETT, Cordie J., died
July 19, 2007.
BRUNDAGE, Russell J.,
died July 22, 2007..
CAMACHO, Jorge, died
July 23, 2007.
CLAY, Charlotte, 52, died
July 20, 2007.
COOPER, Mary Ann, died
July 17, 2007.
DAVIS, Artis, died July 23,
FLOURNOY, William G.,
Jr. died July 23, 2007.
GRATA, Robert, died July
GREEN, John, died July
HARDEN,' Willie Lee, died
July 20, 2007.
HARMON, Paul J., 54,
died July 19, 2007.
HODGES, Baby Jouray
C., died July 20, 2007.
HOWELL, Charles, died
July 18, 2007.
JOHNSON, Ophelia, died
JULY 13, 2007.
KING, Sammie F., died
July 17, 2007.
LAW, Chester, died July 17,
LYNCH, Joshua, 20, died
July 15, 2007.
McMILLAN, Darrell, died
July 21, 2007.
McNEAR, Maleria T., died
July 18, 2007.
McROBBINS, Clyde M.,
died July 21, 2007.
MESSINGER, Jason, died
July 18, 2007.
MINTON, Terry, Jr., died
July 19, 2007.
MONTFORD, Kennard T.,
died July 17, 2007.
PAUL, Ms. Denise, died
July 13, 2007.
RENCH, John R., died 23,
SHOWERS, Ofc Jack, Jr.,
died July 17, 2007.
TUCKER, Willie D., died
July 20, 2007.
WALKER, Albert, died
July 22, 2007.
Sunshyne C., died July 20,
MACK, Robert G, III, 54,
of Camden County, died
July 24, 2007.
McIVER, Jamaal R., 20, of
McIntosh County, died July
YOUNG, Nellie J., 74, died
July 24, 2007 in Bnmswick,
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"Come and Worship With Us"
New Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church
1824 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.
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. FD. Richardson Jr., Pastor
Mount Sinai Missionary Baptist Church
2036 Silver Street Jacksonville, FL 32206
Rev. R. L. Gundy, Pastor
(904) 354-7249 Church
Bible Power Enrichment Hour
S Sunday School 9:15 10:15 a.m.
Baptism-Praise & Worship
Youth Church-2nd & 3rd Sundays
Fellowship Hall 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday, Noonday Prayer 12 Noon
Inspiration Wednesday Worship Service...................6:00-8:00 p.m.
MT. CHARITY MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH
1417 North Laura St. Jacksonville, Florida 32206
George Harvey, Jr., M.A., M. Div., Pastor
Telephone: (904) 356-0664 or 768-4453
"Christ died for our sins...was buried and Rose again" (see 1 Corinthians 15:1-4)
Sulzbacher Outreach Service 8:30 a.m.
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday & Friday Night Services 7:30 p.m.
Saturday Prison Outreach 1:00 p.m.
Saturday Nursing Home Outreach 3rd and 4th Saturdays
"Call or Write Mt Charity for FREE Sunday School Outlines"
A Bible Preaching, Bible Believing and Bible Practicing Church
"Without the shedding of Blood, there is no remission of sin" (Hebrews 9:22)
GREATER EL-BETHEL DIVINE HOLINESS CHURCH
"The Church Where Everybody Is Somebody" '
Bishop Lorenzo Hall., Pastor
Street Address: 723 W. 4th St. Jacksonville, 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 Meeting & Bible Study,7:00 p.m.
Thursday Joy Night,7:00 p.m.
PENTECOSTAL CHURCH of GOD
"Jesus Loves Sinners Church Folk Don't"
Elder Joseph Rice
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship 12:00 Noon & 7:00 p.m.
Bible Study Tuesday & Friday------ 7:00 p.m.
is a eafon
and a time
to every purpose under the heav-
en. A time to be born, anda time
to die. "--Ecclesiastes 3:1-2.
No one wants to talk about
death and funerals. Too depress-
ing. Unfortunately, death is a fact
of life and there simply is no way
to avoid it. For indeed there is a
"time to be born and a time to
You may want a traditional
funeral service with visitation
and a member of the clergy con-
ducting services at a'church or a
funeral home. Would you want
an open or closed casket? Maybe
you want a special friend to do
the eulogy or family members to
read scripture passages or poetry.
Any favorite hymns?
First, you should shop
around and talk to a few funeral
directors. Yes, let your fingers do
the walking-comparing prices
for such things as casket,
embalming, ant the cost for pro-
Resist one-stop shopping,
which can include such things as
priaer cards. thank-You notes.
and guest registers-ihe;, add up
quickly Mans opi for the funer-
al home in their neighborhood
for personalized services.
Decide on body disposition.
Burial or cremation? If earth bur-
ial, a cemetery plot should be
purchased; if above ground, a
mausoleum crypt. If cremation is
the choice, plan disposition of
the ashes. Do you want them
stored in a columbarium niche or
buried? Maybe you prefer to
have your ashes scattered?
An option some people take
is to donate organs and tissues to
a medical school (have a donor
card and check on requirements).
If you would rather have a
memorial service express that
wish. That means a service in the
funeral home or a church where
the body is not present. A com-
mon misconception is that when
the body is cremated you don't
hold a funeral. You can hold a
funeral before cremation.
A.B. COLEMAN MORTUARY, INC.
"Our Aim Is Not to Equal, But Excel
5660 Moncrief Rd.
(912) 267-6395 (912) 996-4864 Cell
2705 MLK Blvd., Brunswick, GA 31520
TFAUXP-E AiR-4 .
Skybus Airlines Begins Air Travel
To Nation's Oldest City
It was so festive! Past and present board members shared precious memories
and a great feeling of success and progress for the area. As we awaited the arrival
there were big orange frosted cookies and plenty of cold bottled water for every-
one. It was such a joyous day, a hot but very clear day for the inaugural commer-
cial flight to arrive at the new St. Augustine Airport Terminal last week. It was as
if a Space Shuttle was being launched. It was exciting! The very first commercial
airplane was scheduled to arrive at the St. Augustine Airport. Our household was
personally excited as plans for this venture had begun during J. Carl Davis' tenure
on the St. Augustine/St. Johns County's Airport Authority from 1996-2000. In fact
Davis was the first and only African American to serve on the elected body and to
also become its chair. During his tenure the plans for the airport's tower were also
initiated. At times it was doubtful that the community would 'buy' into either the
new tower or commercial flight service. But they did! The tower in 2002 and the
commercial in 2007 thanks to loads of help from Congresswoman Corinne
Brown became a reality. And on a hot July afternoon last week, passengers, well
wishers, past authority board members and their families joined the present board
and airport authority staff to await the arrival of the Skybus.
To be among the first to arrive on the inaugural flight
from Columbus, Ohio, Mrs. Kim Wuellner, wife of the
airport's Executive Directive, Ed Wuellner flew to the
Ohio area on another carrier to be able to return on the
inaugural Skybus Airlines' flight to St. Augustine. .
When we spoke with Brian Cooper, Vice Director
of the St. Augustine/St. Johns County Airport Authority
he told of us the Airport Authority being recognized by
the national Airport Administrator's Association for the .
Environmentally 'Green' aspects of the airport's B:...'"
improvements and expansions. It was the only Florida
Airport recognized at the annual meeting. This airport
chose to not destroy the flora included age old trees to The Skybus' inaugural flight
expand. The taxi-ways ways are going around islands of Photo by J. CarlDavis, Sr.
trees and when it was necessary to remove threes they
were transplanted rather than being destroyed.
Skybus Airlines the next generation of low-fare
airlines brought its nonstop flight to St. Augustine with
a full-size jet and very low fares from Columbus, Ohio
to Jacksonville and Daytona Beach through St.
Augustine, Florida. Coincidentally, one of the other
areas that Skybus Airlines has service to is the Hartford,
Connecticut/Springfield, Massachusetts area through
Westover Metropolitan Airport in Chicopee,
Massachusetts is where J. Carl Davis, Sr. was stationed
at the Westover Air Force Base when he and this colum- "
nist were married. I'd say Skybus Airlines ('The Big
Pumpkin') will always bring nostalgic moments for us.
An added note: Passengers aboard Skybus' inaugu- The Marshall Family of Colui
ral flight from Columbus, Ohio to St. Augustine, Florida gers traveling to St Augustine
found themselves arriving at one .of the in the Oldest City. Photo by J
Sunshine State's Wonders according to the
Miami Herald Newspaper (the newspaper's
campaign to find Florida's Seven Wonders was
inspired by a recent international program that .,
designated the new Seven Wonders of the
World. The nation's oldest city finished third)
The Dante Lee Family from Columbus, OH took the inaugu-
ral Skybus flight from Ohio to St. Augustine with plans for a
family vacation. Mr. Lee is Preisent/CEO of Diversity City
Mediain Columbus, OH, a Multicultural Marketing Public
Relations and Diversity Recruiting Company. Photo by Betty
-1s;. Suzanne Green, St. Augustine Ahiport Athority Board Member, Ed if nellier, St. Augustine
Airport Authority Executive Director and Denis Carvil, Skybus Vice President at ribbon cutting cere-
mony at TSA checkpoint and St. Augustine Airport Terminal. Photo by J. Carl Davis, Sr.
arrival at St. Augustine's Airport.
St. Augustine Airport Authority's Executive Director Ed
Wuellner greets his wife Mrs. Kim Wuellner, the first passen-
ger to disembark from the inaugural Skybus arrival at the St.
mbus, OH were among the passen-
from Ohio and to spend some time
. Carl Davis, Sr.
The Washika Family of Columbus, OH took the inaugural flight
to St Augustine, OH to see the Oldest City. Photo by J. Carl
Coliiiiiiiis Bear .4sqiie Davis. J. Carl Datis. St:.. pas Boarid Chair S
.Igusdiaie .-irpoi~ -Iu.4 rioti and ad ,mDonna Glasse,; -dniinisraiive
,ssislant I -Iugsiiru' -N upon .-lt)oriiv Ecriaie Diirecli.; Ed
Past St Augustine/St. Johns County Airport Authority Board Chairs J.
Carl Davis, Sr. and William 'Bill' Rose with current St. Augustine/St.
Johns County Airport Authority Board Chair Ms. Suzanne Green and
Bryan Cooper, Vice Director St. Augustine/St. Johns County Airport
Authority. Photo by Betty Asque Davis.
& Augustine/S. Johns CountyAirportAuthorityExecutiveDirector with
past Authority Board Chair J Carl Davis, Sr. Photo by Betty Asque
Jesse Ricks, Retired General Motors Executive with St.
Augustine City Commissioner Errol Jones. Mr. Ricks retired to
St. Augustine after 37years with General Mkotors. He was taking
advantage of the new Skybus schedule to attend to his business
in Dayton, OH. Photo by Betty Asque Davis
Past St. Augustine/St. Johns County Airport Authority Board
Member Dennis Watts with past Authority Chair J. Carl Davis,
Sr. Photo by Betty Asque Davis.
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The Star July 28, 2007
* Inner-City Smokers Problems
HS Drop-out Rates Fall
Former FAMUPrexie Rates
Students a two on a Scale of 4
Young Inner-City Smokers
Face Obstacles to Quitting
Former Florida A&M Uni'ersitx interim
President Castell Bryant is a finn belie\ er in
historically black colleges and universities
but says she can't recommend FAMU for top
students seeking an HBCU education.
In a wide-ranging, lengthy interview
published last week by the St. Petersburg
Times, the.woman who led FAMU for :28
tempestuous months also said she would rate
FAMU students at two on a scale of four,
overall. She declined to rate 'the faculty ,
administration and staff saying FAMU is
blessed with some dedicated, caring and
committed" professionals but that it "lacks a
common purpose, clarity of outcomes and a
willingness to make the necessary changes."
Sharon Saunders, executive assistant for
communications to FAMU President James
Ammons, said Bryant "sounds like a persoft
who has had a really bitter experience. Her
comments are disturbing considering the
fact that she is an alumna of the university
and she has had more than two years to cor-
rect the problems."
Bill Maxwell, a Times columnist and edi-
torial writer, has written extensively about
HBCUs and the academic and administra-
tive problems that have dogged FAMU for
years. He went to Bryant's home in Miami
Lakes to interview her early this month.
She said historically black institutions,
founded in the segregation era, have
"absolutely not" outlived their usefulness.
But Bryant said the value of a degree from
one "is rapidly declining and probably will
continue to decline if we do not accept real-
ity" or make important changes.
"The one thing most HBCUs have in
common is operating behind a veil of secre-
cy that covers processes and understandings
that are slowly eating away.at the solid foun-
dation of the institution," Bryant said. "What
goes on on campus stays on campus and
nobody questions it."
FAMU has been placed on six-month
probation by the Southern Association of
Colleges and Schools, threatening its
accreditation. A special Board of Governors
task force is working with the university on
financial, administrative and academic
Maxwell asked Bryant if she would rec-
ommend "FAMU or any other HBCU" to a
student ready for college. She replied that,
"I'd recommend some selective HBCUs,"
mentioning Xavier in New Orleans as a
good choice for those hoping for medical
"Would you select FAMU?" she was
"Not at this time," Bryant responded.
Saunders, the university spokeswoman,
noted that a highly critical auditor general's
report on FAMU and the events leading to
the SACS probation:occurred on Bryant's
"FAMU was and remains a great institu-
tion of choice for students," Saunders said.
"We have outstanding faculty, committed
staff and some of the best and brightest stu-
dents this state has to offer. We are very opti-
mistic about FAMU's future."
At another point in the interview,
Maxwell asked Bryant to rate FAMU facul-
ty and students on a scale of one to four.
"I cannot rate the faculty, the administra-
tors and the staff at FAMU," she said. "In
my opinion, FAMU lacks a common pur-
pose, clarity of outcomes and a willingness
to make the necessary changes."
As for the students, she replied, "I'll give
,FAMU students a two. But that's awfful
because we accept them and we could help
more be successful. We don't communicate
our expectations. We don't challenge them
An "alarmingly" high number of inner-
city black young adults smoke and, for those
trying to quit, several factors may conspire
to thwart their efforts, research shows.
A key factor, researchers found, is the
widespread belief among 18- to 24-year-old
black smokers and nonsmokers that smok-
ing cigarettes is a normal behavior that's
very common and "essentially unproblemat-
The ease with which people can pur-
chase single ciga-
"loosies" as they ... belief amor
are known, is
aeot nownactoi old black smokers
"This study that smoking ciga
found that the behavior that's ve
sale of single cig- "essentially unpro
arettes was more
reported and that most of the sales occurred
on the street," according to the report in the
American Journal of Public Health.
"This easy and affordable way to pur-
chase cigarettes from street vendors and
stores undermines tax policies, promotes
smoking as a normative behavior and may
contribute to high smoking rates in some
inner-city communities," write Baltimore-
based researchers led by Frances A.
Stillman of Johns Hopkins Bloomberg
School of Public Health.
In 1996, the US Food and Drug
Administration tried to ban the sale of single
cigarettes, but "current laws differ from
state to state and enforcement is lax," the
These barriers to smoking cessation in
inner-city black youth emerged in focus
groups conducted with 28 young adult black
men and women living in Baltimore,
Maryland, as well as in a written survey
completed by 156 black young adults living
in the same area.
Other influences fueling the high level of
smoking and lack
of interest in quit-
18- to 24-year- ting among inner-
Scity black young
and nonsmokers adults are indus-
httes is a normal try-targeted
Common and advertising, mar-
'ematic." keting and pro-
brand of cigarettes is heavily and success-
fully promoted in black communities,
Stillman and colleagues report. Another
favorite, they found, is the Black and Mild
brand of mini-cigars, which are sold indi-
vidually for less than $1. "This may con-
tribute to their use by young adults with
modest available funds," the authors say.
This research, Stillman's group con-
cludes, shows that "smoking cessation
efforts need to take into consideration envi-
ronmental influences, such as the sale of
single cigarettes, particularly in inner-city
African American young adults."
High School Dropout Rates for Blacks
Have Been Cut in Half in Past 35 Years
NTSB Begins Investigation Into
Fatal Sanford Airplane Crash
The National Transportation Safety
Board is continuing the investigation into
the aircraft crash in Sanford earlier this
month that took the life of Florida A&M
University College of Law student Janise
Joseph Woodard, 24 along with her 6-
The plane that crashed into a Sanford
neighborhood fell off radar exactly two min-
utes after the pilot declared an emergency
and asked permission to divert to Orlando
Sanford International Airport, federal offi-
cials said today.
It may not have been trying to land, since
neither the wheels nor flaps on the plane had
been extended, officials of the National
Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said.
"It does not appear the plane was in a
configuration to land," said NTSB Vice
Chairman Robert Sumwalt.
Based on information that investigators
gathered Wednesday from an air-traffic con-
trol facility at Orlando International Airport,
they know the twin-engine Cessna 310R
first appear on radar at 8:23 a.m., one
minute after departing from Daytona Beach
By 8:31 a.m., it had leveled off at an alti-
tude of 6,000 feet and was traveling almost
145 mph. It increased speed to almost 185
mph before the emergency was declared at
50 seconds after 8:32 a.m., Sumwalt said.
The plane was cleared to go directly to
Orlando Sanford International Airport and
to descend to 2,000 feet.
The plane began descending and turned
toward the Sanford airport, but radar altitude
data was lost when the plane reached 5,200
feet, Sumwalt said. It disappeared off the
radar at 50 seconds after 8:34 a.m.
Investigators are meeting with air-traffic
controllers in Sanford today and hope radar
there will give them more information on
the plane's descent, he said.
The two engines are undergoing a
detailed inspection at the Sanford airport.
The rest of the plane will be taken to an air-
craft recovery facility near Daytona Beach
as investigators Wrap up the on-scene por-
tion of their investigation this afternoon,
"The investigation is just beginning,"
Sumwalt said. The NTSB will release a pre-
liminary report of its findings within two
weeks, but the final report is expected to
take a year or more.
New data on high school
dropout rates was recently
released from the
Department of Education.
In 2005, 10.4 percent of all
black youths ages 16 to 24
were either not currently
enrolled in school, had not
graduated from high school,,
or had not completed a high
school equivalency course.
For whites, 6 percent of all
youths in this age bracket
The Percentage of All Youths Ages
16 to 24 Who Do Not Have a High
School Diploma or Equivalent
SounxerUS Deartwmeot of Eatmwn
Chart 0 .SHE
The percentage of all
youths who have failed to
complete high school has
declined in recent years for
both blacks and whites.
The 10.4 percent
dropout rate for black
youths and the 6 percent
rate for white youths are the
lowest since 1972. Since
1972 the dropout rate for
both whites and blacks in
the 16- to 24-year-old age
group has been cut in half.
Davis Law Group, P.L.
303 North Liberty Street
Jacksonville, Florida 32202
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September special session scheduledfor action on state budget
Tallahassee, FL Florida lawmakers plan to return to work in mid-September to
deal with a growing budget deficit that has already forced Gov. Charlie Crist to order $1
billion in spending cuts this summer.
House Speaker Marco Rubio and Senate President Ken Pruitt announced Tuesday
that the Legislature would convene a special session beginning Sept. 18 to deal with
"only those issues relating to the state's budget."
"Florida must continue to budget prudently and act responsibly in the face of declin-
ing revenue collections," Rubio said.
"The task of reducing the budget will be difficult, but achievable," Pruitt said in a
Crist, hospitals and trial lawyers had also hoped to convince lawmakers to tackle
other issues in the anticipated call, notably extending the life of Florida's "no-fault" auto,
insurance law set to expire Oct. 1.
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The Star July 28, 2007
Few Minorities I
Hospice Care S(
Black Americans seek
hospice care in dispropor-
tionately smaller numbers
than whites partly because
of cost, health insurance and
cultural factors, including a
sense of being denied med-
ical care on the basis of
race, according to health
"Some people think that
if a doctor wants them to
stay home and not come
into the hospital, that the
medical system isn't truly
concerned about them," said
to the Ce
African-Americans tend t
deal on their spirituality and faith
when dealing with serious illness,'
Jon Radulovic, vice presi-
dent of communications for
the National Hospice and
Palliative Care Organiza-
Many in the hospice
industry are reaching out to
blacks and the growing
In 2005, 82.2 percent of
those receiving hospice care
were white, while 7.5 per-
tors to de
goals is 1
here to h
of your l
New York Cita
rhilid lph I
Prince George's County
Bra.vj d County (Fort'Lauderdale)
Dekalb County (Atlantia)
All public schools
* HBCUs Get Loans
Minorities Ignore Hospice
Tax Exempts Owe $1 Bil!
Jtilize Cox said. Four
UtilizSome hospices are try-
ing to reach more blacks In ere
e Ices through church programs. |t r
rvices "While I hate to general-
ize, African-Americans tend The U.S. D
notified themselves to rely a great deal on their announced rece
ck or African- spirituality and faith com- million to fou
n, according to.the munities when dealing with and university
Hospice and serious illness," Radulovic Hurricane KI
e Care said. "Further education to Xavier Univer
nation. About 75 the faith leaders is an New Orleans
f the United States important part of outreach College.
, while about 12 to that community." At a cerem
s black, according David Stone, executive Manning, actir
nsus Bureau. director of the Alabama retary for pos
California Hospice Organization, said cation, present
are Foundation hospices also are trying to on behalf
report in March get information to Secretary Mar
id some minorities Hispanics, including to Norman Fr
migrants view hos- Spanish-language materials of Xavier Un
as a way for doc- and making contact in faith- Ukpolo, chance
based community settings Beverly Hoga
and gathering places. Tougaloo (
In addition to trying to Marvelene Hu
o rely a great gain more minority patients, of Dillard Ut
Communities hospices are working to hire were joined b
more minority employees, deputy assistant
"Hospices are really try- government fir
ing to make sure they as the U.S. D
eny them the med- hospice providers are actu- Treasury.
They have been ally more multicultural "These fu
:o get. themselves," Stone said. ensure that the
Beacon director He said patients general- tutions continue
lox said one of her ly want to be cared for by tating effects o
to reassure minori- people they can relate to. ing their instit
hospices provide a "When you're dealing with learning envir
iey should consider. someone at such a vulnera- said Secretary
e they see that I'm ble time, it's understandable Supported
lelp you take care that you'd want someone Capital Financj
moved one, then they you feel you have a connec- used by the aff
to you a little bit," tion with," Stone said. rpecnvr from H
Obama's debate comments set off new round of name calling among Democrats
Washington, DC Barack Obama's offer to meet without precondition with lead-
ers of renegade nations such as Cuba, North Korea and Iran touched off a war of words,
with rival Hillary Rodham Clinton calling him naive and Obama linking her to President
Bush's diplomacy.Older politicians in both parties questioned the wisdom of such a
course, while Obama's supporters characterized it as a repudiation of Bush policies of
refusing to engage with certain adversaries.
It triggered a round of competing memos: and statements Tuesday between the chief
Democratic presidential rivals. Obama's team portrayed it as a bold stroke; Clinton sup-
porters saw it as a gaffe that underscored the freshman senator's lack of foreign policy
"I thought that was irresponsible and frankly naive," Clinton was quoted in an inter-
view with the Quad-City Times that was posted on the Iowa newspaper's Web site on
Blacks Teens in Fairfax, Va and
Montgomery Co., Md. Outdo U.S.
Peers in Advanced Placement
According to a study
conducted by the
Washington Post, black stu-
dents in high schools in
Fairfax County, Virginia,
and Montgomery County,
Maryland, are doing well on
Advanced Placement exam-
Placement courses are con-
sidered equivalent to intro-
ductory courses at the col-
Nationwide, only one in
100 black high school stu-
dents earns a passing grade
on an AP test. In both
Fairfax and Montgomery
counties, more than 8 of
every 100 black students
pass an AP examination.
. Overall, the two coun-
ties are relatively affluent
but there are many lower-
middle-class and middle-
class black families.
But the counties have
made a special effort to
recruit black students to
take AP courses, whereas in
many school districts black
students are steered away
from such courses because
teachers have low expecta-
tions of what black students
Both counties track
promising black students in
accelerated programs in ele-
al subsidies t
above one perc
En' r ille n Tr,
AP tests taken,
1 1 5 9 3 4,247
D-,ll, i d t'', pr..vidi dita
26, ,b0 2,694
Paijwd rests per
2,441 8.1 110,863 28,1
Thsto ig 3 or higher on the five-poirit AP cJr ding scale.
4ew Orleans HBCU's Get Low
st Loans From Dept. Education
departmentt of Education has
ent loans totaling nearly $400
r historically black colleges
ies (HBCUs) affected by
rsity, Southern University at
S (SUNO) and Tougaloo
ony in New Orleans, James
ig assistant sec-
ted loan checks
ellor of SUNO;
n, president of
y Roger Kodat,
nt secretary for
lancial policy at
nds will help
e s valued1m insti-
Orleans is conv
will emerge a b
tion" from the h
ie to recover from the devas-
of Hurricane Katrina, rebuild-
tutions and providing strong
onments for their students,"
by the Department's HBCU
ing Program, the loans will be
Fcted institutions to help them
hurricane Katrina and rebuild
. These loans feature several
dly benefits, including feder-
:o cover interest payments
use its $44 million loan for
on of its first residential facil-
Owe $lBil in
owed nearly $1 billion in
unpaid taxes as of last year,
mentary school. Middle
school students who are on
the fast track are given spe-
cial study skills and critical
thinking classes to prepare
them for the advanced cur-
riculum in high school.
Fairfax County pays fees for
all students who take AP
examinations, eliminating a
barrier for many low-
income black students.
Fairfax, Virginia with
5,771 black high school stu-
dents, had 494 passing tests
from African Americans.
Maryland with 10,326 black
high school students had
The AP program began
in 1955 as a means for top
high school students to take
A national surge in AP
testing began in the late
1990s as a quest for greater
rigor for a broader spectrum
of high school students.
Participation among black
students has tripled in 10
But the numbers were so
low 10 years ago that by
2006, none of the largest
school systems in the coun-
try could meet the goal of
having 1,000 passing tests
from black students
ity; both Xavier University and Dillard
University will use their loans, $165 million
and $160 million respectively, for renova-
tion and new construction; and Tougaloo
College will use its $28.56 million loan for
renovation, refinancing and campus mod-
ernizations. All loans are for 30 years.
These loans are the latest of the
Education Department's efforts to assist
institutions affected by
Hurricane Katrina and help
them to recover and return to
their pre-hurricane conditions.
E The department has also pro-
S vided an additional $278 mil-
I lion to help institutions of
higher educLation reopen
schools and educate displaced
| students, in addition to $30
million more that will be
awarded in the coming weeks.
or Ukpolo of Federal student loan borrowers
rsity at New impacted by the disaster were
'inced "we given an additional six months
better institu- of student loan-payment for-
lurricane bearance, and the department
capped interest rates and
reduced loan fees to HBCUs
damaged by the storm.
The HBCU Capital Financing Program,
which is financing the four loans being
announced today, is a 10-year-old program
that provides access to low-cost capital to
help schools finance or refinance the repair,
renovation and construction of classrooms,
laboratories, libraries, dormitories, instruc-
tional equipment or research facilities.
Under the Hurricane Recovery Act of 2006,
the department was able to exceed the max-
imum program funding of $375 million to
make loans to hurricane-affected HBCUs,
thus providing nearly $400 million to these
millions of dollars into
and benefits, according to a
congressional study made
The GAO said charita-
ble organizations made up
more than 85 percent of the
over $1 billion in debt owed
by some 55,000 tax-exempt
groups as of Sept. 30, 2006.
About 1,500 of these
groups individually owed
more than $100,000 in fed-
eral tax debts, with some
debts reaching tens of mil-
lions of dollars. Some debts
dated as far back as the
early 1980s, the report said,
adding that the $1 billion
figure is probably low
because some tax-exempt
organizations understate tax
liabilities or do not file tax
"Fortunately, these types
of cases are more the
exception than the norm,"
said Rep. Jim Ramstad, R-
Minn., a House Ways and
Means Committee member
who requested the report.
"But where there are
cases of fraud and abuse,
they should be rooted out so
the reputations of countless
charities that do good work
are not tarnished, and
Americans can be sure their
donations will be put to
good use," he said.
The report came out a
day after the leaders of the
Senate Finance Committee
published a letter from act-
ing Internal Revenue
Kevin M. Brown in which
he acknowledged that tax
abuses persist among chari-
ties and other tax-exempt
groups. Brown also said the
IRS does not always have
the legal means to deal with
While the nation's 1.8
million tax-exempt groups
- such as charities,
churches and educational
institutions do not have
to pay federal income tax,
they are still required to
remit amounts withheld
from employees' wages for
federal income tax, Social
Security and Medicare.
The GAO said it select-
ed 25 organizations for
investigation based mainly
on the amount of debt and
found abusive and poten-
tially criminal activity in all
Willful failure to remit
payroll taxes is a felony
under U.S. tax law.
One health care related
group with more than $15
million in unpaid taxes gave
its top official more than $1
million in annual compen-
sation and benefits. It also
made several hundred thou-
sand dollars in cash transac-
tions at banks and casinos.
A social club owing
more than $1 million and
former officials had pleaded
guilty to conducting an ille-
gal gambling business,
while the top official of a
children's service group
with debts of more than
$500,000 was convicted of
tryirig to bribe an IRS
It said 71 percent of the
nearly $1 billion in unpaid
taxes is composed of pay-
roll taxes and related penal-
ties and interest.
Despite efforts to expand Advanced Placement study, black students remain
largely absent from the vaunted college-preparatory program. Here is how
they fared last year in some of the nation's largest school districts.
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Her Death Continued from A-1
in Jacksonville during the 24-hour period and the third shooting death at the Eureka
Garden Apartments in 2007. Melvin's murder was also the 17th of victims 15 to 19
this year, which is higher than last year this time, when 12 teens had been killed dur-
ing this same time frame.
What makes this so critical, is that three teens were fatally shot in the same part
of town this week. In the 5300 block of Commonwealth Avenue, two teens, William
Gabrielle Flournoy, 17, and Travis Odol, 19, were discovered, dead inside of a
wrecked car. Each of their bodies contained multiple gunshot wounds. According
to the sheriff's office, the two victims were driving when someone fired at them,
causing them to lose control of their car which resulted in the car crashing into a
SHOOTINGS IN SOUTH GEORGIA THIS WEEK
The shootings by or of teens this week is not just limited to Jacksonville. There
was a shoot-out in Darien, Georgia Wednesday and two teens were shot and rushed
to the hospital. Atwam Gadson and Benjamin Armstrong were wounded in the
shoot-out. The two fugitives were described as black males in their teens. One was
described as 5'10", about 150 pounds with gold-capped upper and lower teeth an*d
the other was described as 5'8", about 160 pounds, with gold-capped upper teeth
and dreadlocks. Both McIntosh and Glynn county officers are involved in the effort
to capture the suspects.
Two officers were chasing two suspects after a hotel robbery on the Southside.
Once they reached the Northside, one of the suspects, Charles Leon Chapman Jr.,
22, jumped out of the Cadillac and was killed by the officers, who were placed on
leave. Timothy Lacraige Walden, 26, was arrested on felony murder and armed rob-
Pastor Mark Griffin of Wayman Ministries organized a walk in the Eureka Gardens
complex Wednesday and was joined by City Councilman Warren Jones and
Rudolph Porter, manager of Jacksonville's Faith-based office. Their goal is to get
community support with all organizations, community leaders, politicians and citi-
zens working together to stop the violence and break the code of silence.
Punishment Continued from A-1
any criminal wrongdoing. He did admit that he was troubled about some aspects of
the case after one officer changed his story as to who fired first. There was a witness
that said that one of the detectives fired first but his testimony was not considered
"credible" since he was a convicted drug dealer.
Now, attorney Benjamin Crump, Isaiah Rumlin, president of the Jacksonville
NAACP and State Senator Tony Hill have advised that there are sworn statements
from four other witness who back up the first witness' testimony. In addition, Mr.
Crump said that Singletary's autopsy report shows that he was shot four times,
including once in the back. This evidence makes the attorney, Mr. Rumlin and
Senator Hill feel that the officers used excessive force with Mr. Singletary.
According to the Sheriff's Office spokesperson, technically the investigation is still
ongoing and the Sheriff's Office review board is scheduled to consider the incident
onAugust 1 in an open public meeting at the police headquarters beginning at 9 a.m.
The family members of Isaac Singletary, Attorney Crump, Mr. Rumlin and Senator
Hill have requested that the two officers be placed on administrative leave until a
more in-depth review can be made.
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Month Speech Gets Last Word at Graduation
(NNPA) Carl Noldon had a dream to give
a speech he had written for Black History
month last February. In it, he accused
America's public schools of denying Black
children in depth teachings of their own his-
Though the officials at the Bronx High
School for the Visual Arts in New'York
denied him that opportunity amidst contro-
versy over the strong contents of his speech,
Noldon never gave up hope. Now, before
throngs of well-wishers, the honor student
has realized his dream. Having excelled as
valedictorian of his graduating class,
Noldon stood before an audience of school
officials, families and his classmates late last
month and finally delivered the message for
which he had fought.
"Often we hear of the degrading statistics
that cause a day like today to be bitter sweet.
According to the book 'Solutions For
Black America' by educational consultant
Jawanza Kunjufu, only two years ago, in
2004, 63 percent of Black fourth-grade stu-
dents were below grade level in reading, 61
percent of 8th grade Black students were
below grade level in math," he said.
"Finally, last year, according to Dr. Kunjufu,
13 percent of all Black youth between the
ages of 16 and 24 had not earned a high
school diploma or a G.E.D. This is a day of
celebration. Graduation is a beautiful thing.
It is indeed a day for us to realize how fortu-
nate we are and to move ahead with the ful-
fillment of our highest dreams and that we
will do. But hearing these statistics, if I were
to stand before you and say that everything
is great just because we are graduating, then
that would lack integrity. Please listen and
learn from my story."
The 17-year-old, who has been reared by
his mother, Anna Noldon, and grandmother,
Dorothy Noldon, told how he turned his life
around in a nation that often denigrates
Black males his age and dooms them to fail-
ure. Before an audience that responded with
two standing ovations, he spoke what many
Black males in America have yet to learn.
"You see, the truth is that once upon a
time I might have become one of those sta-
tistics. Caught in a web of ignorance of my
roots and the greatness of my ancestry I too
suffered and nearly perished at the systems
that would keep from each one of us the
total truth of the magnificence and genius of
the people of Africa from whence my ances-
tors came," he said. "My Uncle Vincent
played a big role in my change because of
his introduction of what is called 'the truth'
to me...Before that I thought that being
Black meant being stupid and inferior. In
fact, the teachers that I had before I came to
visual arts added to this inferiority complex,
because they didn't teach me about the great
Black civilizations and the achievements of
them. The curriculum had a western basis, a
Euro American basis, so I merely studied
and did work on that basis, but not a basis
that connects to my ancestral values. I came
to realize that I had to care about my own
life, and I had to care about my own health
and education. But on a deeper level, I had
to love being who and what I am because if
I didn't, that would dishonor my African
After two rousing standing ovations,
Noldon joined his classmates in receiving,
not only his high school diploma, but also a
string of other academic and achievement
Since his story was first publicized by
the NNPA News Service last May, Noldon's
sentiments about the impact of Black
History on Black students have been reaf-
firmed by educational experts around the
"Those schools that offer an afro-centric
curriculum saw a 30 percent increase in their
test scores," says educator and author,
Jawanza Kunjufu in an emailed response to
Noldon's story. "Second, students no longer
associate being smart with acting White.
Last, it reduces disciplinary problems."
Also, editors at Fisk University's "Urban
Education Journal" having read the NNPA
story, offered to consider the speech for pub-
George York, principal of the high
school, praised Noldon in an interview in
May, calling him "one of the brightest and
best." But York declined to say specifically
why he had initially refused to allow Noldon
to give the speech.
This week, Noldon's mother, Anna,
responded by saying, "Wow," when asked
her response to her son having earned the
valedictory address and finally having done
"It was terrific. Words can't explain it.
I'm just proud of him," she says.
Noldon vows he has only begun his cam-
paign for more inclusive and diverse curric-
ula in America's public schools. As he heads
to the City College in Manhattan this fall, he
yet has another dream.
"I want to reveal how racism,
Eurocentrism, White supremacy and colo-
nialism, how these elements affect the edu-
cation of the Black people of the world and
other non-Whites," he says in an interview.
"Because I believe that Black children
across this nation are being miseducated in
the way that I was, I have a goal of mixing
Black studies with physics, film, psycholo-
gy, science, mathematics, as N ell as other
He sa\ s he will also continue to study the
works of Black educational scholars, such as
Kunjufu, Dick Gregory, Cornell West, and
Michael Eric Dyson, who he recently met at
a book signing. And, he says, he will push to
diversify Eurocentric education wherever he
"It will be a challenging mission. But, I
will not let college put fear into me," he said
in his speech. "The Eurocentric professors
and teachers love to-teach about how won-
derful the Greeks were and their minds as
well as other Europeans. But do they teach
that the Greeks got a lot of their knowledge
from the African Egyptians? I will not fear
them! I encourage you just as well to change
the world by seeking truth and taking stand.
What will you do? Who are your heroes?
What will you take a stand for that will
impact the lives of others? I encourage you
to also choose your mission and stick to it.
My goal, my dream is to now give back to
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Bride and Daughter
VOL. 12 NO. 15
By The Star
July 28, 2007
- Weddings Inside-
Mr. & Mrs.
Byron & Tamara Brown
All wedding Photos by:
Sharmaine of Cormaine Photography
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Come with me my little one and begin our new life
together... you, daddy and me!
Flower girls... as lovely as the flowers they scatter.
...for my little girl has now blossomed.
She does not need me as much. She has
gone and started her new life, but takes
with her my love. Miles will never be
too far away.
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Prep Time: I0 minutes
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Eliminate Stress by
Planning a honeymoon can
be almost as stressful as planning
our wedding. Who should plan
e honeymoon? The groom?
The bride? A good answer is both
of you! You want to make sure
you agree on your destination and
make plans together so you can
schedule the days you need off at
work, buy essential items and
know what to plan on. Now,
where do you start?
Where will you o?It is a
good idea to have a destination in
mind. Whether it is somewhere
exotic or a simple intimate setting
in the mountains, always agree on
the destination first Now you can
explore your options. Surf the
nteet, call a travel agency and
pick up brochures about the city,
country or resort youwantto visit
Ifyou are on a budget keepprices
in mind while searching fr the
right location It is suggested you
start planning six months in
advance to ensure you have all of
your bases covered.
Here is a suggestion/check-
list for planning your honey-
Six months before your
honeymoonDiscuss your destina-
tion (were you wantto g). Get
recommendations from friends
and family. Shop for a travel
agent who ill guide you through
e process andnd you the best
price and travel accommodations.
Apply for a passport if necessary.
Five to four months before
the honeymoonPick your travel
agent and finalize your destina-
tion. Begin the search for hotels,
airlines and car rental agencies
that will suit your needs and pur-
Three months before the
honeymoonMake sure all reser-
vations are made and send
deposits. Keep all records of
reservations and conformation
numbers and travel agents phone
number. Ask what travel docu-
ments you will need and check on
Two month before
honeymoonPurchase, borrow or
register for items such as luggage,
travel iron and blow dryeStart
putting a list together of what you
need and what you want to pack.
One month before
honeymoonHave all of the proper
equipment ready for your trip:
Luggage, carnea, film, sTmglass-
es, a batteries and bu trip
insurance. Make sure major cre-
it cards are up-to-date and make a
copy ofyour travel itinerary.
One week before the
honeymoonGet travelers checks.
Pack the medication and prescrip-
tions that you will need. Prepare
-on bag with all essen-
t and a change of clothes
incase of a luggage mishap.
Reconfim the reservations and
make sure you are carrying
important numbers and credit
cards so they won't get lost in your
lu The BIG day-Day of
Verify everything (airline,
hotel reservations) one more time
Check to see if you have your
money and necessary documents.
Arrive at the airport early and
Prepare yourself for the cel-
ebration of your love! Don't stress
about your trip if you make
preartions in advance then there
il be nothing to worry about
and you can enjoy your tnp.
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.... Tamara Brown
Wddin g Day
A lovely capture of Bride and Groom, Byron and Tamara Brown, with their wed-
ding party on their wedding day. Flower Girl: E'shara Johnson; Junior
Attendant: Kymari Cummings; Maid of Honor: Aisha Ruffin; Bridesmaids:
Tenika Wilson, Caroline Jacob, Jenise Claiborne, and Korinth Patterson. Best
Man: Austin Brown; Groomsmen: Benjamin Watson, Robert Hicks, III, Steven
Riddick, and Therron Brown.
Byron and Tamara as they gaze into each
other's eyes... a picture of true love.
Just as the chanderliers light up the room, Byron
and Tamara has a glow whenever they are togeth-
er. Here they glow while performing the tradition-
al eating of the cake.
Today, I become a woman...
Byron Brown & Tamara
Brown dated for about five
years and both kept their vow of
celibacy during their relation-
ship to make their wedding day
special. Byron is 29 and his
wife is 28. That is a significant
part of their wedding to encour-
age others to remain celibate.
Byron and his bride spent their
honeymoon in Cancun, Mexico.
The Groom: Byron Brown with the Ring
Bearer: Tyrel Brown; the Best Man: Austin
Brown; and the Groomsmen: Benjamin
Watson, Robert Hicks, III, Steven Riddick,
and Therron Brown.
The Star/Prep Rap
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...as beuuti/id as the da' r 'ie meI!
Imagine what 50 more could do!
S"My dearest love, it was 50 years ago
that we first pledged our commitment
to one another, but it seems like just
yesterday that I was standing across
From my beautiful bride. We have been
through a lot together laughter and
tears, joy and sorrow and through all
those times, I can honestly say, I loved
you every step of the way. Today, I
want to renew those vows and again
pledge my love and life to you. I prom-
ise to continue to be there for you in
sickness and health, through good and
bad times and even when you feel you
don't look your best. I will always
think that you are perfect perfect for
me. I am here to be your supporter,
your confidant, and your best friend. I
have been blessed for the last 50 years
and am thrilled that I get to spend the
rest of my life with you. I love you."
...my dear husband, you have always been therefore
me, as I for you. We will always be together, for
God put us here.
50 years have brought us here...
The Star/Prep Rap
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I Silly! Silly! Teen Jokes
Father: "I want you to marry a girl of
Son: "I will choose my own bride!"
Father: "But the girl is a rich man's
Son: "Well, in that case...ok"
Next Father approaches the rich man.
Father: "I have a husband for your
Rich Man: "But my daughter is too
young to marry!"
Father: "But this young man is a vice-
president of the World Bank."
Rich Man "Ah, in that case...ok"
Finally Father goes to see the president
of the World Bank.
Father: "I have a young man to be rec-
ommended as a vice-president."
President: "But I already have more
vice- presidents than I need!"
Father: "But this young man is a rich
President: "Ah, in that case...ok"
This is how business is done!!
Dear future son-in-law,
I have been unable to sleep since I
Broke offyour engagement to my daugh-
ter Will you forgive and forget? I was
much too sensitive about your Mohawk,
tattoo and pierced nose. I now realize
motorcycles aren't really that danger-
ous, and I really should not have react-
ed that way to the fact that you have
never held ajob. I am also very sure that
some other very nice people live under
the bridge in the park, too.
-Sure my daughter is only 18 and
wants to marry you instead of going to
Harvard on full scholarship. After all,
you can't learn everything about life
from books. I sometimes forget how
backward I can be. I was wrong. I
was a fool. I have now come to my
senses and you have my full blessing
to marry my daughter
Your future father-in-law.
P.S. Congratulations on winning
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|What Should I Know About Dating On Campus?
Dating On Campus: 10
Lessons To Spice Up
Your Social Life
By April Masini
If you are ready to
start winning in the dat-
ing world, follow this
simple strategy for suc-
Lesson 1: First
They are immediate,
long lasting, and usually
of how great you are,
and no matter how sweet
you can be once some-
one gets to know you,
the reality is, your dating
success will be based
almost entirely upon the
other person's initial
sense of who and what
Lesson 2: If you
want the part, look the
Statistics show that
how we appear speaks
more about us, and is
more important, than
what we say verbally.
Lesson 3: Act the
It is a fact that in our
personal affairs, as in all
our business dealings,
we sell ourselves first.
Poor attitude, image, and
behavior will adversely
affect your dating suc-
cess, just as it will nega-
tively affect your suc-
cess in business.
Lesson 4: Be the
The initial impression
you make on a prospec-
tive date predicts
whether she (or he) will
take the time to get to
know you. Dating, as
well as business, is all
about sales. You must
think of yourself as a
product and the person
you want to date as the
Lesson 5: Dating is
about sales and sales is
a numbers game
If you want to multi-
ply your success imme-
diately in dating (or just
about anything else),
learn, understand, and
embrace the concept
behind "the numbers
game." Accept and fol-
low these tenets:
You are a product;
You are .the product's
salesperson, its pack-
'ager, and its advertiser;
The person you're try-
ing to attract is your cus-
tomer. They make their
buying decisions based
upon presentation, pack-
aging, and advertising.;
The world's best
salespeople don't have a
100 percent sales rate, a
75 percent rate, a 50 per-
cent or even a 25 percent
rate. The world's best
salespeople are lucky to
maintain a 10 percent
sales rate and count
themselves lucky if one
out of every ten "pitch-
es" results in a sale.
Confidence = success
The number one qual-
ity both men and women
seek in a date or a mate
Confidence is also the
key attribute that all pro-
fessional salesmen must
possess in order to be
successful. People do
not buy products or serv-
ices from someone who
has no confidence in
themselves or the prod-
ucts they represent.
Lesson 7: Establish
A confident person is
one with a plan and a
goal. What's yours?
Lesson 8: Know
your target market and
give what they,want
Understand to whom
you are trying to sell
yourself and what they
are interested in buying.
Lesson 9: Analyze
the competition and do
Just as you would
study a competitor in
business or a rival sports
team, study your dating
competition if you want
Lesson 10: Take
action and follow
Deal with your fear of
rejection. Stop investing
your energy and self-
worth in outcomes.
Instead ofthinking of
'misses' as 'failures,'
think of them as 'practice
shots'. Dating is a
process. Stop placing so
much importance on
what the person you are
interested in thinks of
you. After all, you don't
know if you would even
like them once you get to
know them, do you?
Set small goals and
accomplish them, one
Get passionate about
your goals and your life.
Enthusiasm is conta-
gious, if you are excited
about your life, people
will .be excited about
being with you.
Dress for success.
Always put your best
foot forward And don't
forget to perfect your
sales pitch. If you keep
doing the same thing,
you will keep getting the
Bonus Lesson: Live
as if there may be no
Realize there are no
guarantees, no dress
rehearsals, and (usually)
no second chances.
Make each day "your
day," one in which you
did all that you could do.
Nicknamed "the new
Abby," by the media,
April Masini is author of
the best-selling book
Date Out Of Your
League, and is the pub-
lisher of AskApril.com
the edgy, provocative
dating and relationship
online magazine. April
writes what Dear Abby-
will never print, and
what your shrink doesn't
have the guts to tell you!
for more dating success-
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This program \\as
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Our program is not
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My Darling, as we
stand before both God
and man, making public
our commitment to one
another, I wish to make
it known that I recog-
nize first of all God's
authority over my life
which is exercised from
His loving heart. He has
chosen me to be one of
his own, and He is now
my life. I recognize also
that He has blessed me
and entrusted to me
your life as a free gift
that I have not earned.
In recognition of these
things, I purpose to love
you with His love, to
provide for your needs
through His enable-
ment, and to lead you as
He leads me, as long as
He gives us life togeth-
er, regardless of the cir-
cumstances. As Psalm
34:3 expressed my heart
when I asked you to
marry me, so it express-
es my heart now: "0
magnify the Lord with
me and let us exalt His
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UNF Student Interning at the National A Grateful Community Remembers Jackie Brown
Volunteer Fire Council in Washington DC
JACKSONVILLE, FL University of
*North Florida (UNF) senior and
Jacksonville native Byron Jones is spending
his summer semester interning in
Washington, D.C. with the National
Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC). This
internship is sponsored through The
Washington Center for
Internships and Academic
While at the NVFC,
Byron serves as one of
interns. His duties include
writing press releases,
updating website infor-
mation, pitching- stories,
and maintaining company
The NVFC is a non-
profit membership asso-
ciation representing the
interests of the volunteer UNF's Byron Jones
fire, EMS and rescue Bill Nelson
services. The organization
serves as the information source regarding
legislation, standards and regulatory issues.
In an effort to fulfill his graduation
requirement for the UNF Communications
Department, Byron decided to pursue an
internship in DC. A friend informed him
about The Washington Center and the great
opportunities they provide. With the help of
Professor Mary O. Borg, the UNF campus
liaison to The Washington Center, Byron
was able to gain acceptance into the pro-
"I felt that interning in D.C. was a great
opportunity for me to network and see what
great opportunities are out there for me in
the work-force," says Jones.
In addition to the internship itself, the
program also includes attending an academ-
ic course as well as a lead-
ership forum once a week.
.Byron is enrolled in a
course titled, "Press,
J, Politics, and Power" on
Monday evenings at Johns
Topics discussed in the
class include speechwrit-
ing, message develop-
ment, and message deliv-
ery. The leadership forum
features such speakers as
Tim Roemer, president of
the Center for National
nd U.S. Senator Policy and Jamie
for the National
Commission On Terrorist Attacks.
This Stanton College Prep alum and
former student writer/photographer/intern at
The Florida Star is a Public Relations major
who plans to graduate this year. If given the
opportunity, Byron says he would not mind
staying in D.C. if he were offered a job.
Byron is also taking full advantage of
being around all the museums, memorials,
and other sights in the D.C. area.
Jacksonville Has New Automatic
Emergency Telephone System
The Duval County Emergency Operations Center has implemented a new tele-
phone emergency notification system that gives local officials the ability to deliv-
er a pre-recorded message to residents in targeted areas of the city, or to the entire
county, if necessary, at a rate of 60,000 calls per hour.
The new system, which is called CodeRED, is the abillity to add business, cel-
lular phone and unlisted telephone numbers to the calling database. Previous sys-
tems would only provide notification to those residents with phone numbers that
were listed in the telephone book.
"The CodeRED system will prove invaluable in the event the city needs to
quickly notify residents of a pending or potential emergency. This includes send-
ing messages about evacuation orders, hazardous material spills or Amber alerts,"
said Lorin Mock, chief of the county's emergency preparedness division.
Telephone numbers can be added to the emergency notification call list by log-
ging onto the City of Jacksonville's Web site, www.coj.net, and following the link
to the "CodeRED" Emergency Phone Notification System Page. Those without
internet access may call 630-CITY, Monday through Friday, from 7:30 a.m. to
5:30 p.m. to have their phone numbers added to the list.
INVITATION TO SUBMIT RESPONSES TO THE
ST. JOHNS RIVER WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
The Governing Board of the District requests that interested parties
respond to the solicitation below by 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 15,
2007: Further information is available through Onvia DemandStar at
www.demandstar.com [(800) 711-1712], or the District's website at
www.sjrwmd.com. Bid packages may be obtained from Onvia
DemandStar or the District by calling Sharon Whitener, CPPB, Senior
Contracts Administrator at (386) 329-4281.
BID NUMBER SL607AA
ANNUAL PURCHASE OF ROAD BASE LIME ROCK
The Governing Board of the District is inviting sealed bids to provide road
base lime rock, pickup and/or delivery, for six areas within the District's
northern and central regions through September 30, 2008.
The estimated budget for this project is $423,900.00.
Staff's recommendation will be presented to the Governing Board at its
September 11, 2007, meeting.
Special accommodations for disabilities may be requested through
Sharon Whitener, CPPB, Contracts Administrator or by calling (386) 329-
4450 (TDD), at least five (5) business days before the date needed.
on Sunday, July
15, 2007 after a
was a complete
shock to most
but what she
stood for and
her fight was
not a total
should be car-
ried on, for
She loved peo-
ple, she loved Community activist Jackie Brc
Jacksonville at the Cathedral of Deliveranci
and the need to
reach the goals of equality and justice.
What Jackie stood for and fought for must
Even though many residents of
Jacksonville and the surrounding area who
limited their news sources, did not under-
stand what she was doing and therefore
could not relate, there were enough citizens
who were aware of the "real" Jackie Brown
allowing her to receive 24% of the votes
when she ran for mayor of Jacksonville just
four months prior to her death, with less
than $30,000 in campaign funds and run-
ning ads only in The Florida Star.
About 200 attended her homegoing serv-
ice at the Cathedral of Deliverance Church
on Belvedere Street off Lem'Turner. Prior
to the services which was held on Saturday,
July 21, Cheryl Williams, who had original-
ly worked with Ms. Brown for her campaign
and when she stood up for -the Jacksonville
firemen after the noose incident, read a
statement on behalf of Brown's family who
were comforted by Williams and City
Councilwoman, Glorious Johnson. There
were other speakers, including Diane
Melendez, who too ran for mayor in the last
election, giving their reflections of the lady,
Jacquelyne Arlene Brown. Yrsyl, said that
he talked with Jackie Brown every morning
and every night, but did not realize she was
own's funeral was last Saturday
e on Belvedere Street
so close to leav-
ing this life. He
did notice that
tions were not
as often but he
thought this was
because she was
trying to get her
on track after
race since she
was such a pri-
vate lady. Bob
with great emo-
tions and com-
talked about her
unique ways of
bringing light to problems that made her
special such as her decision to dress as Aunt
Jemima at a City Council meeting, the way
she chained herself to a gate to point out her
Love and desire to keep children from being
exposed to a toxic site. She fought for city
minority contractors who received only 4.4
percent of city contracts when the Small and
Emerging Business program was activated,
in a city where 28 percent of the residents
are black. Such a disparity was one of the
reasons Jackie Brown fought so hard during
her last years of life. She said that she had
spoken to God and she did what she under-
stood had to be done to show her apprecia-
tion for life.
Jackie Brown was not always political or
an activist but she always did what she felt
was right and needed. As speakers at the
services pointed out, she never allowed her
illness to cause her to give up her desire to
make a difference. Her fight was for her
son, Christopher Smith, 22, to be a success-
ful college graduate and to raise the bar in
education, health care, quality of life, hous-
ing, the criminal justice system and race
relations. She fought for change. and equal-
ity for everyone.
Jacquelyne A. Brown was laid to rest at
Restlawn Memorial Park with arrangements
handled by James Graham Mortuary.
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Ask Deanna! Is an advice column known for its
fearless approach to reality-based subjects!
My family is giving me problems over money. I inherited
several thousand dollars and now everyone has a sob story,
cars breaking down and household issues. Most -of these
people have never visited me at my home nor thought of
me during the holidays. I have had arguments with my par-
ents, my cousins and everyone and I can't take it no more.
I want to put my foot down and say no to everybody that's begging but I'm afraid of
isolating myself. What do I do?
Miserable With Money (Omaha, NE)
It's amazing how friends and family members can smell money but don't know you
when you're broke. You need to take care of your family first, make a donation to your
church and invest what's left. If you have a giving spirit after taking care of your pri-
orities, then be loving and give a few of your close family members a savings bond
with love and keep it moving.
I am tired of the hustle and flow of relationships. The dating game is so played out and
overrated that I have exhausted my hopes of finding a husband. I cook and clean and
do all the domestic things and work full-time. It seems that men aren't attracted to me.
What am I possibly doing wrong and why can't men see that I'm a total package?
Clarice (Chicago, IL)
You need to get off of the "me, me, me" trip and start focusing on what you can bring
to a relationship and form a loving partnership. Your boast of cooking and cleaning
isn't impressive because there are many services out there that will come and do these
things. You need to demonstrate relationship qualities such as trust, integrity, and loy-
alty and be willing to be part of a team. Men aren't seeing you as a total package and
they'll continue to look at you like a ribbon on a box if you don't change your think-
I was at the mall with my friends and they got caught stealing. Lucky for me, I had to
go to the car to get some change when everything was happening in the store; They
were caught on camera and were arrested. When the cops got there, they tried to pull
me into it but the cops didn't agree with them because I was outside. My friends are
now trying to get me to lie and they've turned against me. Have I made the right deci-
sion by staying away from them?
Anonymous On-Line Reader
Birds of a feather stick together and it's to your.advantage that you're not viewed as a
thief or a liar. If these are your friends, then you need to think about doing better. You
should not lose any sleep but be thankful your guardian angel was watching out for you
and you avoided this drama. If these are true friends they'll be mature enough to real-
ize they have to pay for their actions, if not, you don't need them and should keep
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DICK GREGORY AT 75
By Ester Davis
This year the Don't Believe the Hype Foundation
celebrated the 75th birthday of Dick Gregory. Yes, right "
here in Dallas, Texas. Mind you, with the celebrity sta-
tus of the one and only Richard "Dick" Claxton
Gregory and the milestones he has laid out in history, he
could have been anywhere in the world on June 30,
2007. Oh, by the way, some bowling did actually take
I have interviewed Dick Gregory three times in 20 -
years right here in Dallas. The first time was at "Black
Expo" in the '90s, when a national soft drink company was the national sponsor. The
second time was in 2000, when Dick was in town for the "Hype" and he was waging,
Gregory-style, an open-mike protest from coast to coast against another corporation for
I could not miss Dick's 75th birthday and the grand opportunity to sit with him
again. At the 'Hype" people sat with tape recorders immersed in the sounds, wisdom
and uncompromising gospel according to Dick Gregory Live! You see, Dick has a con-
glomerate mind that makes your mind put all the dots together sooner or later. He is
absolutely amazingly exalting to listen to. He has had awakening theories about the
assassination of President Kennedy and the conflicting facts that surrounded the gov-
ernment's report. Additionally, I still think about 9/11's fourth plane, the one that hit the
Pentagon. His commentary is always without script, scribbles or order of delivery. You
just have to keep up or you are left behind.
I remember reading about his days at the Playboy Club in the '60s as a fierce socio-
political satirist, mixing wit and humor with race relations in America. He was one of
the first crossover comics to mainstream white audiences. He did it all. And all at the
same time. From a stand up comic on the national stage to a documentary, "The Color
of Funny." From film to social acclaim. From accusing the U.S. Census of not count-
ing minorities to becoming a nutritional guru.
It is interesting to note that here was a man in his prime, in demand, performing to
haute couture audiences compensating him handsomely as a celebrity stand-up comic.
He was invited to talk shows, such as Jack Paar and Johnny Carson, and to perform in
some of the most posh clubs, bars and parties around the country. This celebrity with
a natural talent that afforded him a pinnacle lifestyle became a civil rights activist. He
marched. He demonstrated. He spoke out on world hunger. He staged hunger strikes.
He is passionate about peace. In his demonstrations against all wars, he carries a sign
saying "Imagine peace." Imagine Peace!! Imagine that.
When you examine the life of Dick Gregory, you readily see that he all but aban-
doned that good-paying "job" for social causes, for human dignity, mankind and peace
on earth. Meaning quite simply that he left the stage to join the civil rights movement
... not only for the moment and in America, but for the duration, it seems. From
humorist to activist to YouTube.
Ester Davis is a writer and a television host/producer. Watch for her shows
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NO ONE WILL SAVE US
By Councilwoman Glorious Johnson
July 25, 2007
The MAD DADS Jacksonville
Chapter, organized in October 2002, is
comprised of local men and women who
are distressed enough about the despair
and violence on Jacksonville streets, that '
they are doing something about it them-
selves. They serve, for the most part, as
volunteer role models. They patrol trou-
bled streets reaching out to youth, as sur-
rogate parents on the streets, trying to lead them away from crime and
This outstanding organization provides violence prevention activities and
other assistance to residents in their communities. The Chapter recruits
strong, drug-free men and women to become 'Street Mentors' serving as a
bridge between the community at large and the youth on the street.
MAD DADS are a visible and vocal presence in neighborhoods across
Jacksonville, enlisting all of the community-based assets available. They
support law enforcement, the judiciary, and parents who want to stand up
and fight against the negative forces destroying our children and families.
The mission of MAD DADS is to bring about positive change. MAD
DADS seeks out, encourages, motivates, and guides committed men and
women in the struggle to save children, communities, and ourselves from
the social ills that presently plague our neighborhoods. MAD DADS employs
strategies to engage men and women in the intervention and prevention of
community problems, and is designed to attract, challenge, and prepare
these activists to be vocal, visible, and vigilant in restoring safe communities
and healthy families.
It is time for every able adult to step up and provide support to this organ-
ization. You can volunteer, or provide funds for this organization to complete
their mission. If they are successful; then we are all successful. It is very
clear to me, with all the budget cuts being made by the city, that no one will
save us but us!
Call MAD DADS; make time to volunteer some time! Become a support-
ive member. All donations are tax exempt. No gift is too small or too large!
Send your donations to:
MAD DADS JACKSONVILLE, 5732 Normandy Blvd. #8, Jacksonville,
Florida 32205. Their new office number is: 904 781-0905.
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FIRST COAST YOUTH GROUP INVITED TO
COMPETE FOR TEEN FREEDOM IDOLS
Jacksonville, FL, July 9, 2007 Project SOS is turning over the stage to the
teenagers in the community as they host a teen talent competition at the Jacksonville
Beach Pavilion on September 8, 2007 from 10 am 2 pm. All First Coast youth groups
or athletic teams are invited to contact Project SOS to enter the competition. The win-
ning group will become the TEEN FREEDOM STARS in the next Project SOS television
The theme of the competition will be "TEEN FREEDOM IDOLS". Every perform-
ance will show, through drama, dance, song, poetry, etc, the benefits of living free from
alcohol, drugs, violence, sex, and suicide.
Project SOS is calling all youth groups, athletic teams, and teen organizations to par-
ticipate in this community wide event. The competition will be judged by local celebri-
ties, including WJXT Channel 4's The Local Station morning news personality Staci
Spanos, and former Jaguar Dave Widell.
The competition will be held in conjunction with the annual Project SOS Walk / Run
to Strengthen Families. This is the third year for the event and is expected to be the
largest event ever. "With the competition, as well as city wide youth groups having
booths at the event, we expect hundreds of families to come out", says Pam Mullarkey,
founder of Project SOS. The day will begin with the walk/run and include food, prizes,
games for the family and the contest.
Project SOS, (Strengthening Our Students) is a non-profit organization committed to
assisting our youth to make "Best Choices" in choosing to refrain from pre-marital sex,
drugs, alcohol, abusive relationships, violence and suicide. Project SOS also provides
parents with educational materials and resources to help reduce high risk behaviors.
Anyone interested in the talent competition should contact Antina Stafford at
904.354.6883 or email@example.com.
Anyone interested in the walk / run can register online at www.projectsos.com or
contact Antiha Stafford at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CHIEF ASSISTANT STATE ATTORNEY JAY PLOTKIN
ANNOUNCES SUMMER JUVENILE PROGRAM
Chief Assistant State Attorney Jay Plotkin announced the date for the Annual Summer Tour
of the Juvenile Justice system. The tour will be held Friday, August 3rd and will last from 9 a.m.
to approximately 1 p.m. The appropriate ages for the tour are 11-16. For more information or to
make reservations to attend,.please call B.J. Laster at (904) 630-2075.
The participants will have the opportunity to talk with juvenile prosecutors, observe juvenile
court, visit the Duval County jail and speak with incarcerated juveniles.
This is the thirteenth annual Summer PAS (Program for at Risk Children) program and is
part of the State Attorney's comprehensive Juvenile Justice Program. This program is presented
to several hundred students during the school year.,
Chief Assistant State Attorney Jay Plotkin encourages parents to take advantage of the
opportunity for their children to learn more about our juvenile justice system. Parents are
required to accompany their children on the tour at the Duval County courthouse.
The State Attorney's Office in cooperation with the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office and Duval
County juvenile judges have offered this successful program to parents and juveniles residing in
Duval, Clay and Nassau counties for the last ten years. Since 1992, lore then 600 parents and
their children have attended the summer program and almost 4,000 children have attended the
PAS program during the school year. Chief Assistant State Attorney Jay Plotkin expressed his
appreciation to Sheriff John Rutherford and the juvenile court judges for their assistance in mak-
ing the tours possible.
DUVAL COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT PARTNERS WITH THE
WOMAN OF COLOR CULTURAL FOUNDATION TO HOST 8TH ANNUAL
HEALTH SYMPOSIUM FOR PEOPLE OF ALL NATIONS
Jacksonville, FL The Women of Color Cultural Foundation, Inc., in partnership with the Duval
County Health Department (DCHD) and other community partners will host the Eighth Annual
"Health Symposium for People of all Nations" Saturday, July 28th 2007 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.,
at the Jacksonville Prime Osborn III Convention Center, 1000 Water Street. The purpose of the
symposium is to empower the community to take control of their wellness and health by offering
free education and screenings.
As a part of the symposium, DCHD along with Healthy Jacksonville will host several booths
.that will provide a number of services and information, including diabetes risk assessments, blood
pressure and cholesterol screenings, lead screenings, back-to-school physical, WIC information,
emergency preparedness, immunizations, HIV and AIDS, asthma awareness and many more. The
DCHD Dental Van will be available during the symposium providing dental services.
The symposium also offers a broad range of events that include: guest -.pc.l, lr, workshops, .
health seminars, exhibits, free healthy cooking and exercise demonstrations and referrals. The free
health and wellness education, screenings and referrals will focus on a wide r;imI'i of health con-
cerns including: heart and stroke, blood pressure, nutrition, body composition, body mass index,
sickle cell, dental health, cancer, cholesterol, diabetes, glucose, HIV and AIDS, school and sports
physical, vision, glaucoma and more.
Workshops for youth will also be offered. These workshop topics include: -" In- Importance.of
Getting an Education" and "Preparing Yourself for Excellence in Your C.il c'i.
One of the highlights of the symposium is the keynote luncheon speaker Dr. Stephanie Bailey
- the Chief of Public Health Practice for the Centers for I ,)ir.i.r. Control and Prevention in Atlanta,
Georgia. She will speak on the impacts and effects oflh-.ilili Equity on all and effects on all peo-
"The Annual Health Symposium for People of all Nations is an excellent event that promotes
wellness and good physical and mental lihcili for all people., II I and Il,:.il],, Jacksonville are
pleased to partner with this event to create a lh ilil,. ,,1 l. 1.1 ill,' for all iInpi.," said DCHD
Director of Chronic Disease and Health Promotion Tim I .i 1i-,
To register on-line, visit www.woccf.org or call ~'n11 1 .11. 17. '7; 'i may also register at the door.
CHICKEN RIBS & MORE
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Monday thru Saturday
11:00 a.m. until
3301 Norwich Street Brunswick, GA 31520
be held Friday, August 10th at 6:00 p.m. to be held at Friday Mysicale on Oak
St. Classmates, please contact Lawrence "Blip" Johnson for more info at (904)
BACK TO SCHOOL JAMBOREE TO BENEFIT LOW INCOME
YOUTH 3rd Annual Back to School Jamboree The Clara White Mission
is partnering with the First Baptist Church of Oakland, Jacksonville Sheriff's
Office, Northeast florida Community Action Agency, P.H.A.T. Ryders and 92.7
The Beat/V101.5 for this annual event. Saturday, August 11th from 2;00 p.m. -
6:00 p.m. To be held at 1096 A Philip Randolph Blvd. For more information,
call the Clara White Mission at (904) 354-4162.
JULY 28 2007
Announcements, meetings, happenings, and community events scheduled
in Jacksonville and the surrounding area.
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 generos-
ity and support of the area'g 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, contact
Nanette Vallejos at (904) 493-7739.
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 culi-
nary 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 handi-
capped 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
email@example.com. 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
requested; (2) Detailed description of project; (3) Who the project will benefit
(i.e., how many, age range, special needs).
FAMILY SUPPORT SERVICES OF NORTH FLORIDA will be at Christ's
Church at Mandarin, located at 6045 Greenland Rd., Jacksonville, Thursday,
August 2nd at 6:30 p.m. for an adoption fair and seminar on topic "Let's Talk
Adoption." Learn more about adoption through the foster care community and
speak to local adoption specialists. For additional information, call Family
Support Services at (904) 421-5827 or log on to www.fssjax.org To see some
of the beautiful faces of children looking for their forever home, visit
21st ANNUAL FLORIDA'S HOMETOWN U.S.A. PAGEANT extends a
special invitation to all local girls to take part in November 2nd to 4th in
Orlando, FL. The purpose of Florida's Hometown USA Program is to educate
the youth of florida on the values of volunteer work and inspire them to make
a difference in the lives of others. There are five age divisions for ages 4-19.
The winners will have a busy year of fun and excitement representing their
hometown throughout the state. For a brochure or additional information, call
(352) 326-4217 or go to www.FLHometownUSA.com to print an application.
Deadline to enter is October 26th. The pageant is a fundraiser for Florida's
Hometown USAProgram, Inc. a 501(c)(3) non profit educational youth organ-
ization. There will also be an open talent competition for girls and boys.
NORTHWESTERN JR. SR. HIGH CLASS OF 1961 honors Parents and
Loved ones on Saturday, July 28th from 4:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m. in the private
dining room of Bamhill's Buffet, located at 6733 103rd Street. Class members
are encouraged to bring their loved ones and treat them to dinner. For addition-
al information, please contact Linda Howard Senior (904) 768-0560.
THE SANTA ROSA COUNTY ALLIANCE OF AFRICAN-AMERICAN
EDUCATORS invites you to celebrate with them in song, as they host the
international renowned, Recording Choir of the First Missionary Baptist
Church of Thomasville, GA, Saturday, July 28, 2007 at 5pm at the Milton First
Assembly of God. God has blessed the ministry of this spirit-filled choir to
become an intricate part of the Georgia Mass Choir and the Gospel Music
Workshop of America. Moreover, they have performed with gospel greats
including the Reverend Milton Biggham, Evangelist Beverly Crawford and
countless other gospel singers. Over the course of their forty-year ministry, they
have toured in Spain, the Bahamans, throughout the United States and have
been featured on the Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN). The theme for this
concert is "God's Word in Song". This concert is free and open to the public.
For any additional information please contact Jeremy G. Rich at 850.284.7008
THE MAGGIE PEARL TOOKES WOMEN'S MISSIONARY SOCIETY
of GREATER GRANT MEMORIAL A.M.E. CHURCH located at 5533
Gilchrist Rd., Jacksonville with Rev. Tony D. Hansberry, Senior Pastor invites
you to "An Evening In White" Sunday, July 29th at 5 p.m. Featured Guest: The
H. Alvin Green Memorial Chorale and J.W. Honeysucker Community Choir.
For more information call (904) 764-5992.
THE JACKSONVILLE HOUSING AUTHORITY AND THE RESIDENT
ADVISORY BOARD will be hosting the Annual Talent Show Competition
on Friday, August 17, 2007 beginning at 4:00 p.m. in the Times Union Center
of the Performing Arts Center. The Talent Show is an event that allows children
residing in public housing and Section 8 communities to compete for cash
prizes. The winning candidates will be scored on originality, showmanship,
appearance, personality, and performance. The purpose of the Talent Show .
Competition is to increase self-esteem, build character, and help them gain self-
confidence to become self sufficient citizens. This event is guaranteed to be fun
for a family. For more information call (904) 366-6097.
THE ANDREW JACKSON "FIGHTING TIGERS" CLASS OF 72 is proud
to announce the celebration of their 35th High School Reunion. The event will
The Star July 28, 2007
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S.C., A Three-Way Race
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"Clinton. the name is magical in a lot of black communities."
Black Leaders See 3-Way
Race in South Carolina
Available from Commercial News Providers"
Founder of BET Moves to the Big Screen
With Production of 'Who's Your Caddy'
Already a billionaire from the small
screen, Charlotte Bobcats owner Bob
Johnson is taking on Hollywood.
The founder of Black
- the first cable televi-
sion network aimed at
African Americans- -
launched a studio last year
called Our Stories Films,
partnering with movie 7p
moguls Bob and Harvey
Weinstein. The goal was
to make comedies geared .
to an African American
audience, and the first
movie, "Who's Your .
Caddy?," debuts Friday. Bob Johnson, fou
Johnson, who left BET and owner of the I
last year, said he had often Bobcats, talks wit
heard complaints from arrives for the anr
black entertainers that stu- media conference
dios wouldn't produce
"our stories." Now he's the decisionmaker.
"I have total absolute greenlight authori-
ty to make the films," he said.
The new movie, which stars Antwan
Moves to Stop
On D.C. streets, an
unwritten code among crim-
inals brands some violent
acts rapes, crimes against
children as senseless
brutality. Now, a group of
D.C. peace activists wants
to amend that code to add
another heinous crime:
"If you do a drive-by, we
Want it to be unacceptable
Sto go back into the commu-
nity," said Ronald Moten,
Sco-founder of Peaceoholics,
a community-based group
that tries to solve disputes
"Big Boi" Patton, is about a fictional rapper
who applies for membership at an all-white
golf and polo club. Filmed in Aiken, S.C.,
it's "very funny," Johnson
said. He has a brief
cameo, a tradition he
plans to continue in future
Making movies is just
one of Johnson's many
post-BET ventures. In
particular, he has focused
on the financial services,
industry, including a bank
aimed at underserved
Among Urban Trust
der of RLJ and BET Bank's latest products are
BA's Charlotte student loans that take
reporters as he into account problems
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n Sun Valley, Idaho. family situations such as
"We're going to do everything in our
power to see they get the financing to pursue
or continue their education," Johnson said of
the bank's applicants.
among young people.
"Doing drive-bys is being a
coward, not being a man."
Moten had a news con-
ference yesterday with
D.C. Mayor Adrian M. Fenty,
left, talks with IRonald Moten,
co-founder of Peaceoholics.
Mayor Adrian M. Fenty,
D.C. Council member
Marion Barry and others to
denounce the style of shoot-
ings he calls "fake-bys."
The gathering was at
in the 600 block of Raleigh
Street SE. A teenager was
shot in the back in that block
last week during a two-hour
burst of violence in which
11 people were shot nine
Peaceoholics plans to
spread its message by taking
some street leaders on a
retreat next month. The
group hopes that the leaders
will convince others that
drive-bys are unacceptable.
The group said denounc-
ing drive-bys is a way to
reduce violence. There have
been 102 homicides in the
District this year, compared
with 97 at this time last year.
"You got to start some-
place," Barry said. "No
drive-bys is something even
hustlers can understand."
In a fast-moving presidential contest
with little breathing room, Democratic can-
didate are courting their base hard.
Nowhere is that more evident than South
ers are relishing the
attention and their array
"There's a three-way
struggle" in the African-
said Democratic U.S.
Majority Whip Jim
Clyburn whose district
encompasses part of
Charleston, South U.S. Rep. Jim Clybui
way race between Cl
Carolina. "Hillary Edwards for black So
[Clinton] has the oppor-
tunity to be the first
woman president and that plays well with
black women. [Barack] Obama, an opportu-
nity to be the first African-American presi-
dent and that plays well with black people,
male and female. You got [John] Edwards,
born in the state and carried the state last
time and there are people who feel that he
has legitimacy in that state and being .a
homeboy means a lot to people black and
Clyburn says African-Americans could
comprise more than 50 percent of voters in
January's primary. A recent CNN/Opinion
Research poll of South Carolina Democratic
voters showed Clinton with a 14-point lead
over Obama, with Edwards in third place.
Among African-Americans, Clinton led
Obama by 16 points and was considered to
have better-experience and a better chance
of beating the Republican presidential nom-
"Clinton, the name is magical in a lot of
black communities," Clyburn said. "I mean
people really feel that Bill Clinton by and
large did right by black voters and he gave
them a measure of respectability in the polit-
ical process and some of those residual emo-
tions are still there."
Senator Clinton opened her state head-
quarters in Columbia, South Carolina, last
month and a state aide says the campaign is
heavily engaged in grassroots voter-to-voter
Edwards, who represented North
Carolina in the U.S. Senate, carried his birth
state during the 2004 primaries. The CNN
poll showed him in single digits among
African-Americans, a result his campaign
disputed. They point to prominent African-
American supporters and more than
$228,000 raised in the Palmetto State since
January more than any other Democratic
candidate so far as evidence of Edwards'
"I'm impressed with the position he's
taken on poverty and health care," said Leon
Howard, a state representative and chairman
of the South Carolina legislative black cau-
cus. "He is physically visiting rural commu-
nities where the African-American popula-
tion is significant. His outreach has been
John Edwards himself."
Howard said Clinton nostalgia alone
won't push African-
SAmericans in South
Carolina to vote for the
New York senator say-
ing he "gives the com-
munity more credit than
that." He acknowl-
edged the conundrum
over whether or not to_
S"I've thought about
this, I respect Barack
Obama," he said. But
n says there's a threean
"this is too important
into, qbama and
iuth Carolina voters for symbolism. We
can't bank on symbol-
ism, our country is in a
state that we really need serious help and we
need the person that can do the job"
When Obama landed in Charleston on
Monday for the CNN/You Tube/Google
debate, it marked his fifth trip to the state
"since formally announcing his campaign in
February. A spokesman says more than 20
paid staffers are on the ground in South
Carolina and more than 1,000 donors
statewide contributed $200,900 in the sec-
ond quarter alone.
The Illinois senator has and will contin-
ue to call in to urban radio shows around the
state and a heavy emphasis is being placed
on reaching voters through the faith commu-
"The more people, get to know him and
hear his message, they support him," said
Rick Wade, a senior advisor to the Obama
campaign. "He's addressing the issues that
matter most to the African-American com-
munity, not only the war in Iraq, but health
care and education where we're still fighting
battles for equity in funding."
Obama, Clinton, and Edwards will all
return to South Carolina later in the week
for the College Democrats National
The road to the White House literally
runs through Mac's on Main, a soul food
restaurant in downtown Columbia
renowned for its peach cobbler. Owner and
local politico Barry Walker created a "road"
out of masking tape back in 2004 and invit-
ed all the Democrats and Republicans to eat
at his restaurant and put their bumper stick-
ers on his makeshift campaign trail. He has
reprised the political gimmick for 2008.
"We've had three Democrats come
through and I invited several Republicans
but none of them have come by yet," he said
over the din of his lunchtime crowd. Patrons
have to walk over an Obama and Dodd
sticker on the way to the buffet and a photo
of Dodd leaving his mark hangs above the
cash register along with pictures of Obama
and Sen. Joe Biden (foot traffic rubbed
Biden's sticker off the floor, but he's been
Regional News Briefs
Dogfighting trial goes to jury in South Carolina
Colleton County, S.C. The jury is expected to receive instructions today for its
deliberations from Judge George James Jr. in the dogfighting trial in Colleton County.
The defense rested this morning after three witnesses testified in support of Phillip
Maffei, 45, of Benton Farm Road. Maffei was charged last year with four counts related
to animal and dogfighting.
The trial began Tuesday and has included eyewitness accounts of pit bulls fighting
other dogs on the property and attacking hogs or dogs. One of the defense witnesses
Thursday was a breeder of pit bulls, another was a man who had purchased pit bulls from
Maffei. The jury is expected to begin its deliberations after lunch.
If you care about your community
CALL (904) 766-8834
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* Pressure on Vick
Bud and Barry
"I ilthiught it was proper lur mIl to be here. I'll stay for
as long as I can, everybody's got to make their own eval-
uation. I'm just here to watch it. It is a huge moment in
baseball history." These words from Baseball
Commissioner Bud Selig at last recognize that what is
about to happen is Baseball history.
Barry Bonds will hold the record for most career
And because of that he should be treated as the new
record holder. Selig's job is not to treat players according
to his personal opinions or belie I;, but to treat them con-
sistent with the traditions and history of this great game.
The time will come when we all will have to decide
whether Barry Bonds is a hero, a goat or simply a prod-
uct of the times.
We live in a society where "artificial" enhancements
are a way of life look at Phizers annual sales of Viagra
if you have any doubts about that.
This past week the Tour de France booted one of the
most respected riders in the peloton, Kazakh star
Alexandre Vinokourov, the winner of two stages at Pau,
tested positive for blood doping.
For right or wrong, we have created and live in a
competitive society where there is a constant battle to get
the edge up on the competitor. It's is true in sports, busi-
ness, and even religion.
The winners are those who can pull it off without get-
ting caught in the process. Those who can develop one
more enhancer that can't be detected, one more way to
beat the system.
In most cases the irony is that the losers are the fans,
those who got taken in that we only got to see the best
cheater not the best athlete.
No active major leaguer has been positively identified
for steroid use. And I hope but doubt that will con-
tinue to be the case.
I still remember the late-life photos of steroid's first
poster child. I pray that none of the long-ball hitters of
today become the next Lyle Alzado.
Sports News Briefs
Suspected NBA Referee gets death threats
Bradenton, FL The ex-NBA referee at the cen-
ter of a federal gambling probe yesterday received two
telephone death threats at his Florida home, said police.
Tim Donaghy, 40, called. 911 after getting the calls,
which apparently were placed by the same man.
The caller warned Donaghy that he was a "dead
man" and "you're done, you're dead," according to the
Manatee County Sheriffs Office report, which lists
only Donaghy's Bradenton address, and not his name.
Donaghy is the target of an FBI probe examining
whether he sought to influence the score of basketball
games he was refereeing. Donaghy allegedly tailored(
his calls because either he or his cohorts (some of\
whom are mob connected) had placed money on the
games in question. In the wake of the federal investiga-
tion--which is examining NBA contests during the past
two seasons Donaghy resigned his job, which he
held for 13 years.
British Heavyweight Champ Shot in Pub
London, UK The former British heavyweight
boxing champion shot in the head at a nightclub may
have asked the men who attacked him to stop smoking,
it has emerged.
The life of James Oyebola, 47, hangs in the balance
as he remains in a critical condition tonight in hospital.
The 6ft 9in ex-fighter was shot in a covered court-
yard area at the rear of the Chateau 6 club in Fulham
Road, southwest London.
Witnesses said the former boxer, who won the WBC
International Heavyweight title in 1993, intervened as
staff asked the group to stop lighting up. One said Mr
Oyebola asked the men to put out their cigarettes and
pointed out that smoking in public places was now
against the law.
Mr'Oyebola, of northwest London, was shot in the
head and leg and was taken to a west London hospital.
Jags open training camp today!
Jacksonville, FL The Jaguars open training
camp today with most of their draft picks under con-
tract. Defensive tackle Derek Landri agreed to a con-
tract Tuesday, ensuring the rookie will be on the field
when training camp begins.
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Stern: NBA Betrayed!
David Ster has seen college basketball and German
soccer overcome pNoinl-Thak iin scandals. He never imag-
ined his own league would be thrown into one. He was a
commissioner apparently embarrassed and humbled, and
maybe he made the first move toward a pos-
itive result for the NBA.
The NBA commissioner blamed "rogue, .
isolated criminal" Tim Donaghy for that,
creating a betting scandal that has devastat-
ed the league and threatened the credibility
of every referee.
"My reaction was, I can't believe it's
happening to us," the commissioner said
"It is my hope that the NBA will be sim-
ilarly accorded the benefit of the doubt
based upon what we have done, what we
stand for and what we pledge to continue to commissioner a
ting scandal with
do," said Stern, who has held the top post ting scandal with
for 23 \ ciar
A subdued Stern said he felt betrayed by the former ref-
eree -- the target of an FBI investigation for allegedly bet-
ting on games, including some he officiated, over the last
Stern said he believed no other officials or players would
be implicated in the betting scandal.
"I feel betrayed by what happened on behalf of the sport,
Pressure Grows for
Action in Vick's Case
"Sack Vick!" chanted the demonstrators, organized by
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, as they walked
peacefully in front of the Park Avenue building. Many held
dogs who had the "Sack Vick" signs on their backs and one
woman brought a pit bull, the breed killed in the dogfighting
operation the Atlanta quarterback is accused of sponsoring.
Inside the building, Roger Goodell met with officials
from the PETA and the American Society for the Prevention
of Cruelty to Animals.
The leaders of the
demonstration focused on
Goodell's one-year sus-
pension of Tennessee's
Adam "Pacman" Jones
Sunder the NFL's personal
A conduct policy, although
Jones has not been con-
victed of any crime.
"We think they should
do the same with Michael
Vick," said Dan Shannon,
an assistant director of
campaigns for PETA. "We
Don't think their 'wait and
NFL's Rodger l see' attitude goes far
enough. If they suspended
Pacman Jones, they can
After Vick was indicted Tuesday, the NFL said it would
monitor legal developments in the case. Vick is scheduled to
be arraigned Thursday in federal court in Richmond, Va.
On Friday, though, NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy
"We agree with them that dogfighting is cruel, degrading
and illegal. The alleged activities are very disturbing and we
are extremely disappointed Michael Vick has put himself in
Tcgjardle-s of how protective I've been," he said. "This is not
somethilrg that is anything other than an act of betrayal of
what we know in sports as a sacred trust."
Besides all.iedl Jplacing his own wagers, investigators
also are exnamiining whether Doinagh, pro-
vided inside information to others, ilc lutd-
inri rir freeee' schedules, according to a per-
Sson familiar with the investigation.
Althh1.lghl Donaghy has not yet been
cliarged with a crime, Stern said the refer-
ee's lawyer told the league his client is con-
.. .'.. I ,
addresses NBA bet-
teimpl *A in-g a plea.
Houelier. as far as Stem is cicnlrred.
"If you bet on a game, you lose the benefit
of the doubt."
Stem said there was no,:tling suspicious
abLoult the frequency ofDonaghy's foul calls.
the size of his bank account or ani ftbin else
that would have tipped off the league. And
though the NBA stresses its system of mon-
itoring referees gives it the best officials in sports. Stern said
he wasn't shocked Donaghy slipped tllro:gili the cracks.
An NBA referee for 13 years, D:-rna.-ih1 was rated in the
top tier of officials, Stem said. Stiil. this isn't the first time
he has been in trouble with the league.
In January 2005, Stem said, the NBA inr esti gted a dis-
pute between Donaghy. and a We- t Che.ter. Pa nei-2hbor.
The neighbors, Pete and Lisa MafJniiuto. sued Donaghy
for harassment and invasion ofpri %ac\. and accused him of
vandalizing their property\ and stalking Lisa Mansueto. In
their lai\suit, the Mansuetos also alleged that Doinahy set
fire to a tractor they owned and crashed their golf cart from
Radley Run Country Club into a ravine.
During the NBA investigation, there were allegations
that Donaghy was gambling -- not on sports -- in Atlantic
City. Ster said the league.contacted e rr casino in Atlantic
City and Las Vegas and found no evidence.
Tuesday, Ster vowed to review the league's procedures
to make surelthis wouldn't happen again.
"We are having extensive dialogue with numerous
groups and individuals, including the ASPCA, and are
reviewing all of our options to deal with this as quickly as
Sherry Ramsey, a staff attorney for the Humane Society
of the United States, said she was disappointed in the
"There is a precedent in the Jones suspension," she said.
Ramsey said her organization wrote to the NFL in May,
offering to work with the league to help educate players
about dogfighting. She said it did not receive a reply.
However, two letters written June 21 by the NFL to the
Humane Society, and provided to The Associated Press by
the league, said warnings on animal fighting and animal cru-
elty are now being included in the annual briefings by the
league security staff to players. Those briefings will take
place at all 32 training camps this summer.
"We are in total agreement that there is no place for ani-
mal cruelty and illegal animal fighting and take very seri-
ously the allegations of dog fighting against Michael Vick,"
Peter Abitante, Goodell's personal assistant, wrote nearly a
month before Vick's indictment.
"We certainly do not condone this activity and will not
tolerate cruelty or mistreatment of animals. If Mr. Vick or
anyone associated with the NFL is found to have violated
state or federal law, the commissioner has stated publicly
that he will impose significant discipline under our personal
Earlier this year, the NFL began working with the
ASPCA on programs to educate players and the public on
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Source: Black Press of America
March 21st thru April 19th
Happiness is the order of the week as a
relationship improves in a way that you
didn't think was possible. Just goes to
show you, the power of positive think-
ing. Be happy and keep your outlook
Soul Affirmation: I let positive emo-
tions carry me through the week.
Lucky Numbers: 16, 21, 53
April 20th thru May 20th
You are free to love and laugh, and
you're free to criticize and complain.
It's all in how you want to feel about
yourself. Do what feels best to you in
the situation that you find yourself in
this week. Remember that you have
Soul Affirmation: I keep money on my
mind this week.
Lucky Numbers: 8, 19, 30
May 21st thru June 21st
All planetary indicators lead to one con-
clusion, Party! Get together with some
,friends for a gab-fest and snack food
feast. It doesn't have to be fancy to be
loads of fun for all involved.
Soul Affirmation: I let my spirit light
my path this week.
Lucky Numbers: 17, 29, 31
June 22nd thru July 22nd
You can rejoice in every new experience
this week, because you know the secret
to your happiness. What? You don't
know? Sure you do. Sit quietly some-
where this week and think about it.
Soul Affirmation: I stand firm for what
I believe in.
Lucky Numbers: 29, 38, 41
July 23rd thru Aug 22nd
Your unique energy is urging you in a new
direction. Listen to your inner voice and
go! You'll be very happy with the out-
come if you give your worries up to the
universe. Many blessings are available to
you if you let go and let the blessings
Soul Affirmation: I let children supply
my life with wisdom this week.
Lucky Numbers: 8, 15, 20
S Aug 23rd thru Sept 22nd
A relaxing week at home might be just the
cure for what seems to be troubling you
this week. Set aside some time to attune
yourself to the sound of truth. You are an
extraordinary teacher; teach yourself a new
way of being with yourself this week.
Soul Affirmation: I keep in mind the prac-
tical side of life this week.
Lucky Numbers: 25, 45, 51
Sept 23rd thru Oct 22nd
Your ideas are windows into the future.
You may be feeling a bit off-center this in
the present moment but all you need to do
is refine your presentation. Your truth is
sound and solid. You can teach with beau-
Soul Affirmation: Cooperation with oth-
ers is the key to success for me this week.
Lucky Numbers: 21, 39, 45
Oct 23rd thru Nov 21st
Surprises are on tap this week, and you
may be the messenger. Or a new message
may come to you; whatever happens, it's
going to be pleasant. Base your sense of
reality on the pure vision you have in your
Soul Affirmation: This week is a gift that
Lucky Numbers: 1, 26, 32
Nov 22nd thru Dec 21st
This week you need to balance keeping
your eyes on the heavens and your head
here on earth. Much work needs to be
done before you can accomplish the
task before you. If you let yourself, you
can get a lot done this week.
Soul Affirmation: I reward myself with
high opinions of myself-
Lucky Numbers: 18, 21, 30
Dec 22nd thru Jan 19th
Details might trouble you early in the
week, but you don't have to go with that
flow of energy. You can choose to focus
your attention on the now and work
through each task patiently. Things will
clear up quickly if you forego idle
Soul Affirmation: I search for ways to
improve the way I see life.
Lucky Numbers: 3, 17, 30
Jan 20th thru Feb 18th
A slight adjustment in your attitude
could create a whole new vista for your
outlook. What you think is not in con-
flict with what you do; it simply
describes it. Look for a new way to
describe your ideas and thoughts.
Soul Affirmation: Happiness rules my
week this week.
Lucky Numbers: 36, 39, 53
Feb 191h thru March 20th
A spirit of rivalry may have you envious
this week. Forget about competition.
Celebrate your uniqueness and know
that no one really ever competes with
you in the matter most essential -your
good feelings about yourself. A good
friend is waiting with a great surprise.
Soul Affirmation: I allow the world to
bring me my surprise.
Lucky Numbers: 1, 23, 41
A vH From Actual Police Reports
HH Did You Hear About?
WHY DID HE RUN? An officer
observed a vehicle traveling in the
1100 block of N. Lane Ave. A check
of the vehicle revealed the registered
owner's license was suspended.
Upon stopping the vehicle, the offi-
cer .made contact with the driver,
Suspect JWL and determined he was
the registered owner of the vehicle.
JWL was issued three traffic cita-
tions; DWLS, no proof of Insurance
and failure to update address on.
license in 10 days. The suspect
signed the citations and place his
right thumb print on the rear of each
The Officer then advised the sus-
pect that the traffic stop was complete and he was free to go. The officer also asked
the suspect JWL if he would provide consent to search his vehicle. JWL agreed to
the consent to search his vehicle, BUT HE SUDDENLY RAN AWAY. Because the
suspect had already signed his citations and was not being detained for the traffic
stop anymore, the officer did not pursue him when he ran. Since he left his vehicle,
and had already consented to a vehicle search, the officer proceeded to do the
search. Upon his findings, there was a concealed pistor under a shirt of the front
seat. It had a round in the chamber and four additional rounds in the magazine.
Makes you think, what was he up to!
SHE TRIED TO GO POSTAL An offi-
cer was dispatched to the 4400 block of
Moncrief Rd. in reference to an assault
call. Upon his arrival, he met with the vic-
tim Ms. ELS, who works at the center at
this location. She stated that the suspect
Ms. TCM, who was recently fired from
s -----. the job, assaulted her. She said between 9
a.m. and 9:15 a.r. the suspect entered the
building and approached her as she was
'" "., '. walking out of the office. According to
the victim, the suspect accused her of
being the person who caused her to lose
her job. The victim stated that the suspect
angrily grabbed her face and would not let her go. According to the victim, she
defended herself by pushing the suspect away from her. The victim stated that the
suspect sat in her vehicle in the parking lot for about ten minutes prior to leaving the
scene. The officer observed a small scratch on the victim's lower left jaw only. The
victim was issued a state attorney's card and was advised how to file charges against
RANCH SAUCE AS A WEAPON An officer was dispatched to the 700 block
o# Prospect St., in reference to a simple battery and criminal mischief that
occurred at a restaurant. Upon his arrival he spoke to Victim FT. Ms. FT advised
him that she and her friends were at
the restaurant when an unknown
suspect attempted to talk to her. Ms.
T. advised she told him to leave her
alone and that is when he became i
very angry calling her a "bit-- and a
wh re." She further advised the man
spit on her as she was walking out of
the door. Ms. T. stated she threw her
Ranch sauce at the man,.hitting him /
in the neck, and that is when he rand i
outside, grabbed the rear passenger /
window, and pulled it out. She
advised the man got into a white L,
Buick and fled the area.
$25.00 DOLLARS SHORT / CAUGHT ON CAMERA An officer was dis-
patched to a restaurant in the 4400 block of Rosevelt Blvd. regarding employee
theft. Upon his arrival, he was met by the complainant/general manager, who stat-
ed the suspect /employee Mr. Harrison stole $25.00. The complainant showed the
officer the video tape that was taken while the suspect was taking the money and
putting it in his pocket. He was arrested and given an attorney card.
MONEY MADE HIM DO IT An officer was dispatched to the 1100 block of
West 22nd St., in reference to a report of a battery with injury. Upon arrival he
made contact with Mr. LF, suspect. He stated that he and his uncle by blood,
were fighting at their home over
... money. The .suspect stated that
: '".. Mr. KL, victim#l tried to run
him over with a car, but he
,I J threw a branch at the car. That's
"" when he said the victim got out
of the car and hit him in the face
S\ ith his fist and ran. Mr. LF
declined all medical treatment
and to have his photo taken.
SThe suspect was arrested and
.. read the Miranda rights. While
.-.' '" he was being arrested, he stated
that "he beat his uncle donkey-
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By Rych McCain/ feed-
Birthday wishes goes out to
teen actress Paige Hurd who
turned 15 on July 20. Of course,-
she is one of Rych McCain's
picks for his special family of
young artists and was recently
featured in this column.
BET announced their 2007
fall line up that includes three
new shows. First is "BUFU,"
an animated comedy in the vein
of "SATURDAY NIGHT
LIVE" and "SCTV. It debuts
Tuesday, November 13 at
10:P.M. ET/PT. Second is
"SUNDAY BEST," a nation-
wide search for America's next
great gospel singer. The pre-
miere date is Tuesday, October
2 at 8 P.M. ET/PT. Third is
"HIP HOP vs. AMERICA," a
multi-episode special featuring
a recent BET Town Hall discus-
sion on the subject of hip-hop.
This is a powerful, enlightening
and provocative debate that
takes an honest look at the cul-
ture's merits and faults.
Panelists include rappers Nelly,
T.L, Chuck D, Master P jour-
nalists Diane Weathers, Farai
Chideya, Stanley Crouch and
the Rt. Rev. Al Sharpton. Check
your local listings for air dates.
Other BET shows in the fall
line up include the return of
INTERNS;" premieres in
GANGSTER 2," narrated by
actor Ving Rhames, premieres
Thursday, October 4 at 10 P.M.,
ET/PT. Also look for
"KEYSHIA COLE 2: THE
WAY IT IS;" and check out
Comedian Paul Mooney's new
court show called "JUDGE
MOONEY," where real people
will bring their real cases to
Mooney's courtroom to receive
a verdict that only the outra-
geously funny Judge Moony
can deliver. For those who
prefer religious themes, the
fall line up also includes
"EXALTED!" This is a show
that examines the lives of var-
ious ministers from around
the country. Reggae fans will
love "LIVING THE LIFE
OF MARLEY," a show that
highlights the life of Marley's
son Ky-Mani Marley. And
last but not least, you can
look forward to the "BET
HIP-HOP AWARDS," com-
ing out of "Hotlanta, GA.
Hot Rodstars Rod
Samberg, Jorma Taccone,
Isla Fisher, Bill Hader,-
Danny R. McBride, lan
McShane and Sissy Spacek.
This film could be classified
as a Middle American subur-
ban dramatic comedy. Rod
Kimble (Samberg) doesn't
get respect from his step dad
(McShane) who always phys-
ically smacks him around.
Rod vows to beat the crap out
of him someday but the old
geezer has a heart problem
that suddenly went bad. He
has to have a transplant oper-
ation but doesn't have the
Rod thinks of himself as a
biker stunt man but in reality
he's not that good. He finds a
money man to sponsor his
attempted jump over fifteen
school buses to raise money
for his ill step dad's opera-
tion. This movie is silly and
funny in places. Rod's step
brother Kevin (Taccone) and
best running buddy Dave
(Hader) and girlfriend Denise
(Fisher) all provide for comic,.
serious and romantic relief. If
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Talk To Me Remembering Petey Greene
By Dwight Brown,
NNPA Film Critic
"Being a DJ is the
only thing I know how to
do that isn't breaking the
It's 1966. Crusty, foul-
mouthed Ralph Waldo
"Petey" Greene (Don
Cheadle) is a prison DJ
and the voice of reason at
his penitentiary. "Telling
it like it is" serves him
well the day he haphaz-
ardly meets radio produc-
er Dewey Hughes
(Chiwetel Ejiofor, Dirty
Pretty Things). In sec-
onds Greene's audacity
leaves an indelible
impression repulsing and
astonishing the conserva-
*^ y^ ,
Once he exits prison,
Greene, with his sassy
hootchie momma girl-
friend Vemell (Taraji P.
Henson, Hustle & Flow)
by his side, storms into
Hughes' Washington DC
radio station looking for
aj-o-b. The rest is histo-
ry. The ex-con from the
ghetto becomes the
nation's first shock jock,
Over the years, with
Hughes as his guide,
Greene's mouth roars
him into fame. He
becomes the voice of the.
workingman, has his own
TV show and an infa-
appearance on Johnny
Carson's Tonight Show.
Michael Genet and
Rick Famuyiwa's strong
script and edgy dialogue
resurrects real life char-
acters that beam with life.
The strong personalities
of the audacious Greene,
nurturing and put-upon
Hughes and hot-blooded
Vernell loam large over
the production and are
brimming with shocking,
banter. It's them against
the world and the viewer
gets caught up in their
Lemmons, who made a
noted debut with Eve's
Bayou and squandered
forward momentum with
the esoteric Caveman's
Valentine, is back on
track, living up to her
potential. Within the
confines of the film's
modest budget, she recre-
ates the turmoil of the
sixties with verve. Her
gives a consistent,
vibrant, rhythmic feel to
Greene's rise and fall.
Scenes during the DC
riots after Martin Luther
when Greene calmed
angry mobs, frame histo-
ry. She stages the scenes
perfectly and guides the
cast's performances like
The musical -sound-
track (James Brown,
Wilson Pickett, Sly and
the Family Stone) and
original musical score
jumps. The evocative
sets and art direction
convey an assured feel
for the time and place
(Warren Alan Young and
Patrick Banister, respec-
tively). The costumes
(Gersha Phillips), espe-
Don Cheadle as Petey Green
cially worn by Ms.
Henson, recall the '60s
and '70s with flair.
Don Cheadle, a
chameleon actor, deli-
cately balances Greene's
bravura, insecurities and
love for the common
man. His performance is
Oscar caliber. Cheadle
and Ejiofor's intense por-
trayals magnify dramatic
scenes between the loose
cannon DJ and uptight
Vernell ranges from
tacky, to tender, to turbu-
lent without skipping a
beat. Cedric the
Entertainer, Mike Epps '
and Martin Sheen crown
a strong supporting cast.
The blunt, humble,
courageous voice of
Petey Greene resonates
with truth and black pride
long after the final credits
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Top Rated Primetime Programs Among
African-American TV Homes
Week of 07/16/07
1. CSI: NY, CBS
2. CSI: MIAMI, CBS
3. SHARK THURSDAY SPCL, CBS
4. CRIMINAL MINDS, CBS
5. LAW AND ORDER:SVU, NBC
6. HELL'S KITCHEN, FOX
7. SO YOU THINK CN DANCE-THU, FOX
8. JUST FOR LAUGHS SP-7/17, ABC
9. JUST FOR LAUGHS, ABC
10. CSI, CBS
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what with all the dirty little se-
crets coming out from behind
closed doors. The parents of a
baby sitter in an upscale
neighborhood are killed, and
as Horatio (David Caruso)
and his team investigate, they
dig up all kinds of dirt on the
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Wassup cont'd from D-4
teenager. you might
like this one.
l7ftimatum stars Matt
Damon. Julia Stiles
David Stratlairn. Scott
Ramire: \ ith Albert
FilnnLe and Joan A.llen.
This is b\ far the best
Bourne movie of the
entire trilogy. The action
is non-stop throughout
and the pieces of the
puzzle finally come
together for Jason
Superb performances ic views of each location
are rendered by
(Strathairn) who plays
the head of the secret
Blackbriar and is hell
bent on getting Bourne;
(Stiles) as CIA operative
Nicky Parsons and
(Allen) the coy CIA
Pamela Landy. The film
takes the viewer on a
w\hirl \-ind outr of
Mosconw. Russia: Paris.
France: Madrid. Spain:
London. Morocco and
New York City. \\ith
breath taking, panoram-
loaded with hear stop-
ping fight and chase
scenes. True Bourne fol-
low\ers will \worship this
film. If Matt Damon is
not the number one
action superstar after
this outing. I don't know-
w ho is. There is not one
dull moment in this
film. This movie beats
all of the so-called
blockbusters out there
this summer hands
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