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Criminal Offenses hre
Who Commits the Crimes, Who Serves the Time
"CJ Thermodynamics" In 2006, JSO's total arrests was
48,063, of which 27,120 were Black.
,A,,n. Bi***.,o In 2007, there were 48,200 arrested;
27,049 Black. The latest report states
S' that one in every 100 Americans is
M 1 incarcerated. Of that number, one in
2M every 336 is Latino men and one in
every 15 is a Black male. Of Black
men ages 20-34, the incarcerated num-
0o iM i ,i ber is one in every nine compared to
one in every 106 white men.
How does that compare to the number arrested and the number that are incarcerated
by race? How are these disparities justified? Criminal Continued on A-7
Some Criminal Acts and Arrests in Jacksonville
Man Lived with
Calvin She was
Simpson found, dead
in the home
of Calvin Simpson, her
body badly decomposed.
She left two
worked at a
Tarolyn strip club.
Williams, 23 She said her
taking care of them. She
was arrested for child
Aliyah Battle Harrington,
1 Yr, 11 Mos. Abductor
These children were
last seen in their home
in Columbus, Ga. on
March 5, 2008 and may
be traveling with Eddie
Harrington in a 2002
Green Chevrolet with
Indiana tags #93-
L4740. They are con-
sidered missing and.
endangered. Call 1-
for New York
U David A. Paterson was
elected Lieutenant gover-
nor of New York on
November 7, 2006. He has
been a New York State
Senator since 1985, repre-
senting Harlem. In 2002
he was elected minority
leader of the New York
State Senate, as the first
Until Monday, Lt. Gov. David leader in New York's histo-
A. Paterson, New York ry. In 2004, he became the
first visually impaired per-
son to address a Democratic National Convention and
was also a first when he became the state's first
Lieutenant Governor. Now, he will become the state's
first African American governor since reconstruction.
He is the son of Basil Paterson, the first non-white sec-
retary of state of New York and the first African-
American vice-chair of the national Democratic Party.
Mr. Paterson did not expect to move up this quickly
but with the exposure of Gov. Eliot Spitzer's scandal
regarding a high-price prostitution ring, and the gover-
nor's resignation, Mr. Paterson will now lead the State
of New York. He said, he New Continued on A-7
Obama and Clinton Meets
with Black Press in D. C.
Senator Barack Obama and Senator Hillary
The National Newspaper Publishers Foundation was
joined on Wednesday at the Washington Hilton by
Senator Clinton and on Thursday by Senator Obama.
Senator Clinton apologized for statements made by
her husband and former vice presidential candidate,
Geraldine Ferraro while speaking to members of the
organization. Senator Obama's visit was too late for
The Florida Star to get his comments in this week's
Last week, a Star writer, Lonzie Leath talked about
how former President Clinton's infidelity was the root
of the problems Americans are facing since he was
impeached. Because of Clinton's behavior, his vice
president Al Gore's election to replace him was there-
fore damaged. This week, another case of infidelity in
a high political seat has caused a resignation. Many
comments are being made on how the governor's wife
is accepting this but mainly, what is she telling her
daughters about accepting infidelity in a marriage as
well as how she is comforting them. What did Hillary
tell her daughter?
Leath's other concern was the amount of free public-
ity Clinton received during the past few weeks because
of statements, ads, talk shows and Saturday Night Live.
Mother of Murdered Son
Christopher Barrios Jr. was alleged-
ly kidnapped, sexually molested and
strangled while living with his father
at the Canal Road Mobile Home Park
in Glynn County, Georgia. One of
Christopher the accused molesters, George
Barrios, 6, kid- Edenfield, 30, was a convicted sex
napped and our- offender. Ms. Keith's lawsuit is
against the owner of the mobile home
park, Sharon O'Quinn, claiming that
she knowingly rented space to con-
victed child molesters but did nothing
to protect the children living in the
Keith is also suing Georgia's
LaTrina Keith, Department of Children and Family
Christopher's Services for placing her son with his
mother. father, whom she said is also a con-
victed sex offender since he was convicted of statutory
rape in April 1997.
Democratic Citizens Angry
With State Legislators
Most Floridians are very angry with the legislators for
what they feel, was a move that shows they feel it is
okay to not follow rules and, if they don't follow the
rules, nothing should happen. Now they are looking at
a cost of $6 to $12 million so that the voters vote will
be recognized. The voters will pay for the legislators
not following the rules, financially and mentally.
Florida is now proposing a Vote by Mail election
with June 3 being the new election day. Will the voters
turn out or mail the ballots in in the numbers compara-
ble to the January 29 primary election day? At this
time, 42 states have already voted, Obama leads
Clinton in the delegate count 1,611 to 1,480. Florida
has 210 delegates. Will she win again? Also, Clinton
has 237 superdelegates and Obama has 207. Her desire
is to let the January 29 election stand even though it
broke the rules. Is this the way she would lead the
country? Break the. rules, its okay.
Jacksonville's American Idol
Contestants Visits Impact
Tuesday on Impact,
aired on WCGL-AM
1360. listeners were
privileged to hear a duet
by Britney and Corliss
as well as get to know
what it was like to stand
Standing from Left: Dorian in line and be a part of
Norman, Britney Wescott, Dan an audience of competi-
Evan; Sitting, Clara McLaughlin
and Corliss Smith. Britney and tion for a chance to
Corliss, appeared on American become the American
Idol and represented Idol. Britney and
Corliss were able to par-
ticipate all the way to Hollywood. They are not giving
up. They pledged to try again in August.
Apartments Receive Certification
Sheriff Rutherford announced that three apartment
complexes have been certified and inducted into
their Crime Free Multi-Housing Program. They are
the Eureka Gardens Apartments, the Paradise Island
Apartments and the Plantation Apartments. The
certification program is a partnership between the
police department and the management and tenants
to reduce calls for police service.
To become certified, they have three goals they
must reach. Last year Eureka Gardens had eight
homicides. They feel this certification will change
the outlook and outcome of the tenants.
Avoid Telemarketers on Cell Phone
Telemarketers will be allowed to call your cell
phones next month and such calls will go against
your minutes. You can block such unwanted calls
by calling from your cell phone: 888-382-1222.
This is the National DO NOT CALL list. You must
use your cell phone. You may also use the Internet
to block such calls through: donotcall.gov.
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Schedule of Events and Services
GREATER ST. MARK MISSIONARY BAPTIST
CHURCH is celebrating their Church arid Pastor's
Anniversary Gospel Celebration featuring Jesse and The
Miracles, Antoine Petersen anid The Supreme 7, The
Anointed Voices in Christ, Faith Christian Center Mass
Choir, Bishop Laney Mass Choir, and many other local tal-
ents. Saturday, March 15th at 6:00 p.m. at 6538 Restlawn
Dr., in Jacksonville. Rev. Edward Lavant, Pastor.
NORTHWEST BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICES
PRESENTS ITS 4TH ANNUAL POINTS OF EXCEL-
LENCE CELEBRATION -on Saturday, March 29th,
Northwest Behavioral Health Services will Host it's 4th
Annual Points of Excellence Awards Celebration featuring
The Bethune Cookman Inspirational Gospel Choir, Ms.
Vickie Farrie, The Ritz Singers, and the First Baptist Church
of Mandarin Worship and Praise Team. The event is sched-
uled to take place at The Times Union Center for the
Performing Arts-Moran Theater 300 West Water Street at
7:00 p.m. beginning with a Silent Auction. We will recog-
nize six citizens for their outstanding service and contribu-
tions in the areas of Healthcare, Education, Economic
Development, Faith Leadership and Public Service. A special
award named in honor of long-time community servant Sara
Cotten, will be presented. Single Ticket Donation: $35.00. For
event/ticket information call 781-7797 ext 32/33.
COMMUNITY HOSPICE OF NORTHEAST FLORI-
DA offers BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT throughout the
year at various locations. They have licensed mental health
professionals who offer support groups and information to
address grief and bereavement needs. Professional bereave-
ment services are available to all members of the community.
Services are available at no charge to families of Community
Hospice patients who have died in our program. Cost to com-
munity participants is $100 but may be adjusted based on abil-
ity to pay. For more information, please call (904)'407-7001.
FAUST TEMPLE CHURCH OF GOD IN CHRIST
located at 3328 Moncrief Rd., with Bishop R.L. Dixon,
Pastor, is inviting you to an afternoon of colorful spiritual
bliss. "The Colors of Spring--It's All About Jesus," Sunday,
Ask Us About Our
had been a death Pre-Need
in your family yesterday,
what would you be doing
FAMILY OWNED AND OPERATED
ALPHONSO WEST MORTUARY, INC.
4409 Soutel Dr. Jacksonville. FL 32208
Tel: (904) 766-9671 Fax: (904) 766-2354
Jacqueline V. Bartley
Assembly of God, Inc.
(Lane Avenue & I-10)
Pastor Cecil and V~OTT ATI Pastor Grry and
Pauline Wiggins Kim iggins
8:15 a.m. 10:45 a.m.
Jesus The Triumphant Savior
Jesus Adored in Jerusalem
Jesus Bearing a Cross for your Sins
5755 Ramona Blvd.
Jacksonville, Florida 32205 (904) 781-9393
10:45 am Service Interpreted for Deaf at Central Campus
March 16th at 4:30 p.m. For more information, call (904)
HOLY TABERNACLE CHURCH located at 6416 Miriam
St., is having their REVIVAL, REVIVAL, REVIVAL
Friday and Saturday, March 28 & 29 7:30 p.m. and Sunday,
March 30 at 11:00 a.m. The public is invited to attend with
the Women of God, Prophetess Carolyn Clark Lathers of
Cithadel of Hope Ministry as the speaker.
EASTER BEGINS AT FIRST A.M.E. CHURCH -
Minister of Music, Michael Booker has prepared a superla-
tive Pre-Easter Concert for Palm Sunday, March 16, at 5:00
p.m. In line with consistent practice, Palm Sunday services
will be held at 8:00 a.m. and 10:45 a.m.; Maundy Thursday
worship, March 20, 7:00 p.m.; "The Last Utterances of
Christ," Good Friday, March 21, 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.; the
Sunrise Service, Easter Sunday, March 23, 6:00 a.m., and
"The Resurrection Celebration", Easter Sunday, March 23,
10:45 a.m., 91 Old Kings Rd. North the pastorate of the
Rev. Gillard S. Glover -can be reached at (386) 446-5759.
SAINT PAUL AME CHURCH presents MARCH CAL-
ENDAR: On Palm Sunday, March 16th at 9:30 a.m.
Inaugural Worship Service will be held. The President of
Edward Waters College, Dr. Claudette Williams, will be
inaugurated as the 28th President of this historical institu-
tion. The Right Rev. McKinley Young will be the pro-
claimer. Holy week services will be held nightly, Monday,
March 17th through Friday, march 21st. Easter Worship
Services take place at 5:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. The Church
School production, "He is Risen" will be presented at 7:45
a.m. on Resurrection Sunday. The Rev. Dr. Marvin Zanders,
II is the pastor of Saint Paul. The church is located at 6910
New Kings Rd. For more information, please call 764-2755.
SUMMERVILLE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH,
located at 690 W. 20th St., Jacksonville, with Pastor James
NW. Henry invites you and yours to their Annual Family and
Friends Day Celebration on Sunday, March 16th during the
11:00 a.m. Worship Service.
Listings are due the Tuesday before the next issue. Email
submissions preferred. Send to: firstname.lastname@example.org
H.O.P.E. Ministries School of the Spirit
Designed to equip and educate the people of God with
Kingdom Knowledge that will cause spiritual growth and
supernatural success in every area of ones life. God is build-
ing a generation that understands Kingdom principles and
priorities; and when these are in place, application com-
bined with implementation will lead to manifestation.
If you are ready for education that leads to elevation,
come join us. Founder and Director, Dr. Beatrice House.
For more information, please call (904) 778-7651 or visit us
SAlmighty God, Father of all mercies and giver of all
S comfort: Deal graciously, we pray thee,with
those who mourn,,that casting every care on thee,
they may know the consolation of thy love,
through Jesus Christ our LORD.
AUSTIN, Priscilla M., died
March 6, 2008.
BALL, Mrs. Verdell, 102,
died March 10, 2008.
Alphonso West Mortuary, Inc.
BROWN, Barbara Elaine,
died March 5, 2008.
BROWN, Nora B., died
March 8, 2008. Alphonso
West Mortuary, Inc.
DALLAS, Mildred E., died
March 7, 2008.
DEMPSEY, Roslyn, died
March 7, 2008.
died March 6, 2008. ,
DRAEQERT, Ursula, died
March 7, 2008.
died March 6, 2008.
HALL, David, 80, died
March 8, 2008.
HARIDMAN, Jeffery L.,
died March 5, 2008.
HICKS, Anthony, died
March 8, 2008.
HINES, Mr. George, 83,
died March 8, 2008.
JONES, Palmer Lee, 59,
died March 8, 2008.
JORDAN, Annette, died
March 10, 2008.
LIZZMORE, Mrs. Willie
M., died March 6, 2008.
Alphonso West Mortuary, Inc.
MANNING, Minnie Mae,
died March 6, 2008.
MIOSES, Scarlet 0., died
March 5, 2008.
ROBINSON, Willie F.,
died March 5, 2008.
SAUNDERS, Mr. Eldwin,
53, died March 5, 2008.
SHINES, Lucille, died
March 8, 2008.
SMALLS, Geraldine, died
March 5, 2008.
STONER, John Paul, 41,
died March 5, 2008.
TILLMAN, James "Larry,"
died March 5, 2008.
43, died March 6, 2008.
WALKER, Antonio, died
March 9, 2008.
WILLIAMS, Cherry, died
March 5, 2008.
WILLIAMS, Mr. Jack, 80,
died March 9, 2008.
died March 9, 2008.
WRIGHT, Inez, died
March 5, 2008.
YOUNG, Robert Lee, 59,
died March 7, 2008.
LeCOUNTE, Sammie Lee,
died March 8, 2008.
TYSON, Earl, died March
died March 7, 2008.
WOODARD, Elder Eddie
Bell, died March 5, 2008.
.The Church Directory
"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. I 'f
Rev. Eric Lee, Pastor '- -
Rev. Joe Calhoun, Pastor Emeritus ,
(904) 764-5727 Church ,- '.
Historic Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church
W orship Service................................................................. 10:00 a.m .
Church School........................... ............................ ...... 8:45 a.m.
Fulfillment Hour Bible Study............................................... 6:30 p.m.
Every 2nd & 4th Thursday............................10:00 a.m.-12:00 Noon
Joy Explosion Ministry......................... ........................... 6:30 p.m.
201 East Beaver St. (904) 355-9475
Rev. F.D. Richardson Jr., Pastor
Mount Sinai Missionary Baptist Church
2036 Silver Street Jacksonville, FL 32206
Rev. R. L. Gundy, Pastor
(904) 354-7249 Church
Bible Power Enrichment Hour
Sunday School.........................9:15 10:15 a.m.
Baptism-Praise & Worship
(Sanctuary)........................................ 10:30 a.m.
Youth Church-2nd & 3rd Sundays
Fellowship Hall.................................. 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday, Noonday Prayer.............................................1....2 Noon
Inspiration Wednesday Worship Service................6:00-8:00 p.m.
Prayer Meeting & Bible Study, Youth Bible Study & Activities
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.
M morning W orship......................................... .................................. 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.
(912) 267-6395 (912) 996-4864 Cell
\ .2705 MLK Blvd., Brunswick, GA 31520
Clara McLaughlin Yvonette Brooks
Host : Co-Host
Tuesday and Thursday
from 8:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
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Use the residual heat in the oven to keep your
sweet potatoes warm and to warm your
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and the Asparagus Amandine following recipe instructions.
Add some butter and a little brown sugar to the sweet
potatoes. Toss the fresh salad blend with your
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Transfer the ham to a carving board.
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1 lb fresh asparagus spears (nnsed)
2 tablespoons butter
1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
114 cup sliced almonds
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align ends, and slice with sharp knife. Cut into 2-inch pieces
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For the past three decades, America has had a constant prison population growth.
The 'three strikes' policy instigated by President Clinton helped to increase
Amierica's prison growth for crimes that did not consist of violence. This study on
the prison-population growth was conducted by the Pew Center on the States. The
report shows that there is an increase in the number of inmates but a decrease in the
number of violent crimes, which fell by 25 percent to 464 per 100,000 people in
2007. The FBI report shows 612.5 in 1987 per 100,000 people.
The New York Times reported that Senator Whitmire, chairman of the Senate's
Criminal Justice Committee said that violent offenders such as rapists, murderers,
and child molesters, are locked up for a long time. The prison rates show that states
spend almost 7 percent of their budgets on corrections.
The average cost is $49 billion, up from $11 billion twenty years ago. The average
cost per prisoner per year is $23,876. The study said that we should not want to
spend $23,876 per year, per prisoner for minor violations. Because of the Pew
Report, Congressman Danny Davis and other members of Congress held a national
press conference to highlight the report and its implications for criminal justice
reform. The conference was held Thursday.
For Jacksonville, Dr. Michael Hallett, chairman of the Criminal Justice Department
at the University of North Florida presented a report to subcommittees of
Jacksonville Journey advising that law enforcement is not the sole answer. He stat-
ed that we must provide social programs to work with those areas where crime is
Letter to the Editor
Regarding Bus Fare to Mr. Pruitt, Springfield.
Let me start by apologizing for any negative experience you may have had with the
JaCksonville transportation Authority. I was appalled at the recent comments you
mAde in the Folio Weekly. Respectfully, I must disagree. 90% of the Bus Operators
that take you and others alike to work or wherever are professional and take pride in
what we do. Unfortunately, there are some drivers that are missing the JTA vision.
These operators are not only rude to passengers, they are rude to everyone they
eifcounter. JTA has made many positive changes to improve the service. Most driv-
erq can't help being late at a certain time of day due to trains, traffic or other unfore-
seen circumstances. So instead of bashing all bus operators, simply call the customer
service line with legitimate complaints so the RUDE operators can be addressed
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is prepared to take command of the state.
Mr. Paterson said that one of his first task will be working with lawmakers to
close a $4.7 billion deficit and broker a deal by April 1 on a $124 billion budget
proposed by Spitzer, according to CNN.
Paterson, 53, has been in New York government since 1985.
The legally blind political administrator, does have enough sight in his right
eye to walk unaided, he recognizes people at conversational distance and can even
read text that is placed close to his face. He refused to learn Braille as a child and
has been defying expectations.
When Paterson is sworn in Monday, he will become the third Black governor of
any state since Reconstruction.
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The above-mentioned documents have been finalized, approved
by U.S. HUD and placed in public libraries. The reports detail
projects that were funded through the Community Development
Block Grant, HOME Investment Partnerships, Housing
Opportunities for Persons with AIDS and Emergency Shelter
Grants programs during fiscal year October 1, 2005 through
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Today, I cried.....I voted for a black
man and, I cried.
I cried for my father and my grandfa-
ther and all grandfathers before him.
I cried for my uncles, my four broth-
ers, my seventeen nephews, my two sons,
my six grandsons and one great-grand
I cried for the blacks I have loved and
those that have loved me.
I cried for the millions of little black
boys (not forgetting the girls)
over the centuries that did not, in
their wildest dreams,imagine...
that they could run for
I cried for their despair...I cried for
all the men and boys incarcerated that
lost hope in themselves and took the low
road. I cried, I cried and I cried ..
I know that this was "just the pri-
mary." But whatever the end result may
be, today I voted in the United States
for a black man, and .. I cried.
If I should die before the presidential election
it will be OK,
Because today I voted. I voted for a black
man and I cried.
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On The First Coast"
A Special Gathering for the
Alpha Kappa Alpha members Mesdames
Ernestine Bentley Bivins and Ruth L. Waters
McKay hosted a delightfully marvelous special gather-
ing recently at Mrs. McKay's American Beach on
Amelia Island home in honor of Alpha Kappa Alpha
Sorority's National President Ms. Barbara McKinzie.
Ms. McKinzie was visiting the First Coast recently for
the Gamma Rho Omega Chapter's Founder's Day
Celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the sorority's
1908 founding. Mesdames Bivins and McKay knew
that after a day of formal speeches and media require-
ments Ms. McKinzie would enjoy some rest, relaxation
and fellowship at the beach.
When we 'popped in' everyone was having a splen-
did time! What a wonderful gesture and yet not the
least surprising for these wonderful Alpha Kappa Alpha
Happy 100th Birthday Alpha Kappa Alpha!
"The historic milestone will feature a yearlong com-
memoration, culminating in a gala week of tributes,
salutes and praise in Washington, D.C., where the
Sorority was founded. The climactic celebration will
coincide with the Sorority's biennial international con-
fab, during which more than 20,000 members are
expected to make the pilgrimage to Howard University
to honor the Alpha Kappa Alpha founders and celebrate
the Sorority's 100-year history", states National
President Ms. McKinzie.
Joe Louis: America's Hero...Betrayed-
Did you know that the children and only grandchild
of "The Brown Bomber" Joe Louis live on the First
Coast? Fortunately for us they do. And because of that,
Jacksonville was one of the numerous cities that were
privileged to have a private screening of the HBO
Documentary Joe Louis: America's Hero...Betrayed.
The screening, hosted by JEDC Office of Film &
Television, Joe Louis Barrow, Jr., and First Tee of
Jacksonville, was held recently at the Ritz Theatre &
For those of you not old enough to remember the
magnificence of the late Joe Louis' boxing brilliance do
visit the HBO website where you will read that, "He
was the grandson of slaves who would become one of
the greatest boxers of all time. Legendary heavyweight
Joe Louis is profiled in this special that chronicles his
incredible career and reveals how he served as an icon-
ic figure in World War II and carried himself with dig-
nity and class through numerous setbacks. Known as
the "Brown Bomber," Louis' popularity with both black
and white fans would make him America's first true
crossover athlete during a critical time in American his-
tory. Interviews in this documentary include his son,
Joe Barrow Jr., Jimmy Carter, Maya.Angelou, Jerry
Lewis, Dick Gregory, Pete and Louis Marciano, Gay
Talese, Charles Rangel, and others."
The HBO documentary is a 'Must See.'
The Jacksonville Children's Chorus Performs
with The African Children's Chorus
Third from right Little Ms. Moira Jean Singleton with
members of the Training Choir of the Jacksonville
Children's Choir's. Photo courtesy of The Singleton
The Jacksonville Children's Chorus with special
guests The African Children's Choir proudly presented
Lift Ev'ry Voice And Sing Concert this past weekend in
the Jacoby Hall. And from this very proud grandmoth-
er, the Jacksonville Children Chorus' performance,
under the direction of Darren Dailey, Artistic and
Executive Director and the African Children's Choir
were absolutely marvelous!
alpna Kappa Alpha ,orortys Nvationua rreaengM s.
Barbara Ann McKinzie with the Immediate Past
National President Dr. Norma Solomon White at a Sorority Sisters with the Past and Present National Presidents
recent reception honoring Ms. McKinzie during her are Mesdames Ruth Waters McKay and Ernestine Bentley
recent visit to the First Coast. Bivens who hosted the Meet and Greet Event honoring Ms.
McKinzie at Mrs. McKay's American Beach on Amelia Island
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Kappa Aepha Sorority Mesdames Felicia Cruse, IrvlynHilman
Kennebrew and Bertiha Padge.
Mrs. Gail Walden Holley with her Aunt and Sorority sister
Mrs Ernestine Bentley Bivens. Mrs Bivens is a past Alpha
KappaAlpha Soroity Regionaldirector.
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sisters Mesdames Sandra Cummings
Thompson, Shirley Ealey, Dianne Parker and JoAnn Buggs
were on hand to greet the National president at the recent Meet
and Greet Event.
The Joe Louis Barrows, Jr., Earl Scales and Mrs. Inez Christopher
Asque at the Special Screening of the HBO Documentary Joe
Louis: America's Hero...Betrayed shown recently on the First
Bl Fords at the Joe Louis Documeny Special Screening.
t the Fords are avid golfers and Mr. Ford volunteers with First
Mrs. inez tCnrstopner Asque watn ne Catvmn reeves. Mrs.
Peete is director with First Tee and of course her husband is
the famous PGA Golfer Calvin Peete.
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First Tee VP Ms. Kelly Martin, Esq., a fellow First Tee
Friends together at the Joe Louis Screening
Malcohn Chanmpion and Mrs. Lana Suggs.
Gents on the scene Mr. Wm ie Martin, atright sharesconversation
with a guest at the LBO Documentary Screening.
The children of 'The Brown Bomber' Joe Louis-Joe Louis Barrow,
Jr., his wife Amy, sister Jackie and Mrs. Maria Cole. Mrs. Cole, a
Ponte Vedra Beach resident is the widow of the late Nat 'King' Cole.
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ANNUAL PRAYER BREAKFAST
FOR THE HEALING OF AIDS
Front row, L to R: Jillian Washington, Areial McFadden, Sandra Orr, Faige Denson
Back row, L to R: Chelcee Geddes, Arnisha White, Jessica Hagans, Tiara Jeffers
Not pictured: Cynthia Okot- Kotber, T'Nesha Blue
The Legend of Pageantry: The Legacy Continues is the theme of this year's 35th
Annual Miss Delta Teen Pageant. Ten talented and poised young ladies will participate in
this celebrated pageant, which is produced by the Jacksonville Alumnae Chapter of Delta
Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. "Ours is a proud and rich legacy of women who have taken the
stage, and later taken on the world," explained Sandra Hull- Richardson, president of the
Jacksonville Alumnae Chapter.
The pageant contestants were selected based on recommendations, academic achieve-
ment, positive attitude, and talent auditions. This year's fabulous contestants vying to
become the next Miss Delta Teen are:
1. Arnisha White, a sophomore at Douglas Anderson School of the Arts
2. Jillian Washington, a sophomore at Douglas Anderson School of the Arts
3. Cynthia Okot- Kotber, a junior at Mandarin High School
4. Chelcee Geddes, a sophomore at Douglas Anderson School of the Arts
5. T'Nesha Blue, a junior at Douglas Anderson School of the Arts
6. Sandra Orr, a junior at Douglas Anderson School of the Arts
7. Jessica Hagans, a senior at Stanton College Preparatory High School
8. Tiara Jeffers, a sophomore at Douglas Anderson School of the Arts
9. Paige Denson, a junior at Douglas Anderson School of the Arts
10. Areial McFadden, a sophomore at Orange Park High School
The pageant will take place at the Florida Theatre, Saturday, March 15 at 8 p.m.
Tickets are $15 and can be purchased the night of the event.
JDB Model Home |
Enjoy maintenance-free living and low HOA dues! Spai
plans with loft option include stone/stucco exteriors,
HOMES unbelievable JDB Distinctive Features! Located off Du
en.,, n,. t, ,, Dunn Avenue with a short commute to 1-95, 1-295, and
Grand opening in April 2008, but you may register tod
Opening event by calling Michael Kratz at (904) 735-5528 or email mkratz@newidl
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From left: Ted Kelly, Yvette Malone, Ernest Setzler, Connie Sanders, Dee Black, Minerva
Bryant, Sonia White, Johnnie Miller, Xavier Brooks.
The 2nd Annual Prayer Breakfast for the Healing of AIDS was held at Southside
Church of God in Christ on Emerson Blvd. on March 7th. The breakfast was one of
several local events related to The Balm in Gilead Black Church Week of Prayer for
the Healing of AIDS.
Minerva Bryant, V.P. of Clinical Operations for River Region Human Services,
said, "A lot of times people want to know what they can do in the fight against
HIV/AIDS. We can't all be scientists or doctors working on a cure, but we all can
pray. The Week of Prayer for the Healing of AIDS is one thing that everyone can par-
ticipate in because everyone can pray."
The Prayer Breakfast was organized by River Region Human Services and the
Interfaith Based Advisory Group of Jacksonville (IFBAG), a faith-based 501(c)3
organization dedicated to improving the quality of life in Northeast Florida.
Dee Black, Pastor of Total Praise Christian Ministries, said, "This has been a
people event. HIV/AIDS affects everyone members of churches, their families,
everyone. We're going to keep on with events like this until we reach all that can be
For more information about IFBAG, call (904) 899-6300 x4451.
JDB Homes Announces Pickett's Cove
Grand Opening Angelwood Donation
JDB HOMES, INC. JACKSONVII.LE, FL --JDB Homes (Jackson\ ile Design Build)
proudly announces their first community Grand Opening on Saturday and Sunday, April 5-6,
2008 in Pickett's Cove, one of West Jacksonville's newest single family communities. In accor-
dance with their plans 'to spotlight a local charitable organization at each of their Grand
Openings, JDB Homes also announces that representatives from Angelwood will be present to
provide information about their services and JDB Homes will be making a company donation of
$10 for every person that registers at the Pickett's Cove model. "Supporting the communities in
which we build is a priority of JDB Homes, so we are hoping the residents of Jacksonville will
come out to see what JDB Homes has to offer, learn more about Angelwood, and just by visit-
ing our model allow us to make a substantial company donation to this important organization,"
said President John Molyneaux.
Located off Lane Avenue just South of Old Kings Road, Pickett's Cove is a single family
community nestled in a quiet, country-like setting with natural habitats, winding roads, and
serene ponds, all just a short commute away from I-10, 1-295, Downtown, local Schools, restau-
rants, and shopping. JDB Homes is offering seven spacious 3 and 4 bedroom floor plans with
square footage ranging from 1260 1942 and prices starting in the $140's with no CDD fees!
For more information, contact Ed Burney at (904) 386-9421 or email at: ebur-
Angelwood is a local non-profit agency whose mission is to improve the quality of life for
children and adults with mental and physical disabilities and their families. Angelwood current-
ly operates five group homes in Jacksonville, a Summer Day Camp for children with develop-
mental disabilities, and offers respite services for the families of persons with disabilities.
"About a year and a half ago, John Molyneaux spearheaded a total renovation of an Angelwood
gr6up home, committing personal resources to the project and mobilizing the community to help
with completion. I'm very excited about John's new endeavors and look forward to partnering
with JDB Homes at this Grand Opening. It's a real honor to be selected by such a respectable
business man and philanthropist in our city," said Diane Tuttle, Angelwoods' Executive Director.
For more information about Angelwood, visit their web site at www.angelwoodjax.org.
Three additional new JDB Homes communities are scheduled to open between May and
June 2008. Leslie's Hideaway townhomes located in North Jacksonville is scheduled to open the
first of May with prices from the low $120's and will spotlight The Bridge, a nationally recog-
nized "best practice" agency dedicated to serving at risk children in some of Jacksonville's most
underserved neighborhoods through educational, health, enrich-
ment, and social services. Trout River Bluff located in Northwest
Jacksonville is scheduled to open mid-May offering single fam-
ily homes with prices in the $170's and will spotlight Trinity
cious 2 and 3 bedroom Rescue Mission, a privately funded organization who offers var-
1250-1550 sq. ft., and ious programs to Jacksonville's homeless to help get them off the
ival Road just south of street and restored into active, self-sufficient roles in our commu-
River City Marketplace. nity. Dames Point Cove located in Arlington is scheduled to open
lay for JDB's Pre-Grand the first of June offering single family homes from the low
bhomes.com. $250's and will spotlight Hubbard House, an agency that pro-
vides shelter and outreach services for domestic violence victims
WJDBHOMES.COM and their families in Duval and Baker Counties.
JDB Homes is one of Jacksonville's newest, locally-owned
homebuilding companies providing the families of Jacksonville
"The Right Design" with new, innovative plans and "The Right
Experience" in owning a well-crafted, affordable home with last-
i ing value. Each JDB community includes all new, fresh and
innovative floor plans detailed with beautiful elevations and
many standard Distinctive Features, plus buyers can choose
from an extensive array of affordable options to personalize their
home. For more information, visit JDB Homes' web site at
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Announcements, meetings, happenings, and community events
MASTER FOOD & NUTRITION EDUCATION CLASS FORMING IN NE FL -
Duval, Baker, Clay, Nassau, and St. Johns counties have joined together to train volunteers. If
you are a resident of any of the counties, the program is open to you. Training will be held at the
Duval County Cooperative Extension Service office in Jacksonville on Wednesdays beginning
February 13th and ending April 9th from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. For additional information, con-
tact your local county extension office.
THE WILLIAM RAINES CLASS OF 1973 will be celebrating its 35th Reunion during the
weekend of June 13 15,2008 at the Wyndham Riverwalk Hotel- downtown Jacksonville. The
theme for this year is "Still Great In '08!" Events include a dinner cruise, a banquet, and much
more! For more information, contact Mrs. Gail Hammond Haines at 725-2157.
THE PLAN READING courses will conduct classes on Saturdays. The first class will begin
on Saturday, March 1, 2008. It will be held at the First Coast African American Chamber of
Commerce, Inc., located at 1725 Oakhurst Ave. It will be held from 8:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.
See you there. Deborah K. Thompson at (904) 472-7528.
ATLANTA DOGWOOD FESTIVAL 72 Years Young, Friday, April 4 through Sunday,
April 6, the festival will take place at its new home the Outdoor Forecourt of Lenox Square,
887 West Marietta Street, Studio S-105, Atlanta, Georgia 30318. Just as it has been for the past
71 years, the 72ndAnnualAtlanta Dogwood Festival is free! As a registered 501-3-c, the Atlanta
Dogwood Festival thanks Friends of Dogwood and our sponsors who help keep this great event
free and open to the public. The festival also provides festival exposure to many other non-prof-
it organizations annually at its Community Comer, including Trees Atlanta's annual sale of dog-
wood tree seedlings in exchange for a small donation. You may visit us at: www.dogwood.org
AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF KIDNEY PATIENTS(AAKP) RECOGNIZES
MARCH AS KIDNEY DISEASE AWARENESS MONTH with several planned educa-
tional programs and events starting March 5th through March 30th. For more information on
any of the AAKP educational events and programs taking place in recognition of Kidney
Disease Awareness Month, call (800) 749-AAKP or visit the web site at www.aakp.org.
NORTHWEST BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICES PRESENTS IT'S 4TH ANNU-
AL POINTS OF EXCELLENCE CELEBRATION on Saturday, March 29th, featuring The
Bethune Cookman Inspirational Gospel Choir, Ms. Vickie Farrie, The Ritz Singers, and the First
Baptist Church of Mandarin Worship and Praise Team. The event is scheduled to take place at
The Times Union Center for the Performing Arts-Moran Theater, 300 West Water St. at 7:00
p.m. beginning with a Silent Auction. We will recognize six citizens for their outstanding serv-
ice-and contributions in the areas of Healthcare, Education, Economic Development, Faith
Leadership and Public Service. A special award, named in honor of long-time community ser-
vant Sara Cotten, will be presented. Single Ticket Donation: $35.00. For event/ticket info call
781-7797 ext. 32/33.
TEN STAR ALL STAR BASKETBALL CAMP -applications are now being evaluated for
the Ten Star All Star Summer Basketball Camp. The camp is by invitation only. Boys and girls
ages 10-19 are eligible to apply. Players from 50 states and 10 foreign countries attend the 2007
camp. College basketball scholarships are possible for players selected to the All-American
Team. Camp locations include: Babson Park, FL, Prescott, AZ, Thousand Oaks, CA, Gainsville,
GA, Champaign, IL, Glassboro, NJ, Lebanon, TN, Commerce, TX, and Blacksburg, VA. There
is also a Summer camp available for boys and girls ages 6-18 of all skill levels. For a free
brochure on these Summer camps, please call 704-373-0873 anytime. www.tenstarcamp.com
HONORABLE ANGELA M. COX
The Honorable Angela M. Cox will serve as Speaker dur-
ing the Annual Women's History Month Observance,
sponsored by the National Council of Negro Women,
(NCNW) Inc. Jacksonville, Florida's Life Member
Division. The event will be held Saturday, March 29th at
10:30 a.m. at the Jacksonville Urban League, 903 West
Street. Judge Cox was appointed to the County Court
Bench in 2005 by Governor Jeb Bush., Prior to her
appointment, she served as an Assistant State Attorney
in the Fourth Judicial Circuit. A Graduate of Tennessee
State University, she received her Jurist Doctorate
Degree from the University of Memphis School of Law.
Judge Cox will address the Subject "WOMEN'S HISTORY: IMPACTING YOUR
WORLD AND BEYOND."
Sherry Barbour, Chairwoman of the NCNW Life Member Division and Raye A.
Gary, Program Director have invited the public to attend.
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HOUSING PRESERVATION EXPO -Reduce your monthly mortgage payment.
Save on your homeowner's insurance, save on your property taxes, apply for up to
$20,000 in downpayment. March 29th from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Beaver Street
Enterprise, 1225 West Beaver St. Homeowners who need to refinance due to high inter-
est rates or adjustable rate mortgages and first time homebuyers in need of down pay-
ment assistance need to attend.Free refreshments and daycare will be provided. Please
call 904-265-4757 to RSVP and for free credit reports.
AMERICAN IDOL FINALIST MELINDA DOOLITTLE TO VISIT WINN-
DIXIE -Edy's Celebrates American Idol slow churned ice cream Wednesday, March
19th from 3:30 to.5:30 p.m. at 11701 San Jose Blvd., Jacksonville. Doolittle will sign auto-
graphs and pose for photos with Jacksonville Idol fans. Customers can also sample Edy's
Slow Churned American Idol flavors. Mrs. Doolittle's appearance is sponsored by Edy's.
JACKSONVILLE SUNS 2008 SEASON TICKETS -Single-game tickets for the
entire Jacksonville Suns 2008 season will go on sale online this Saturday, March 15, at
12:00 Midnight on www.jaxsuns.com. In addition, the Suns box office will be open for
FlexPlan Voucher and Gift Card redemption from 9AM-1PM on March 15, with gen-
eral sale opening Monday, March 17, at 9AM.
TOUR FOR LIFE 2008 -sponsored by NORTH SHORE ANIMAL LEAGUE
AMERICA is coming to the Jacksonville Humane Society, Wednesday, April 2, at the
Winn-Dixie Plaza, 10915 Baymeadows Rd. from 11 am-3 p.m. A North Shore Animal
League America's Mobile Adoption Rescue Rover, which is on a cross-country life sav-
ing mission, working with over 100 animal rescue groups, shelters and humane organ-
izations across the nation,.will be on site. Grammy Award-winning singer and actress
Mya, who will soon appear in the Broadway musical "Chicago", serves as the nation-
al spokesperson. To learn more about North Shore Animal League Ameiica's life-sav-
ing Tour For Life visit www.animal-league.org or call 1-800-214-4308.
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turn lane to turn east onto Trednick Pkwy.
the suspect had solid red light and pro-
ceeded to run the red light. The officer ini-
tiated a traffic stop on her in the parking
lot at the gas station. As he approached the
suspect, the suspect advised him that her ,
drivers license was suspended due to sev-
eral traffic fines she failed to pay. The sus-
pect was arrested and the vehicle had to be /
towed from the scene due to it running out
of gas at the pumps. The vehicle was
blocking the gas pump.
THE BURGLAR IS STILL HERE! -An
officer was dispatched to the 100 block of Mott St. in reference to a burglary to a
dwelling where the victim was detaining the suspect at the residence. Upon his
arrival, he spoke with the victim Mr. D.F., who stated that he left his home at
approximately 8:00 p.m. to go to work. He returned to his residence the next
evening around 11:20 p.m. and found the side window to his residence had been
broken in and burglar bars disabled. When he opened the front door to his resident,
he found the suspect Mr. P.E., lying on the floor watching television and eating an
apple. Mr. P.E. looked up at Mr. D.F. and then tried to flee out of the back door of
the residence. Mr. D.F. gave chase and entered into a physical confrontation with
Mr. P.E. In the process, Mr. P.E. sustained several blows to the head. Mr. D.F. then
detained Mr. P.E. at the rear door of his residence by sitting on him. The officer took
the suspect into custody. The suspect was also wearing a sweat shirt and football jer-
sey that Mr. D.F. stated belonged to him. Mr. P.E. was advised of his rights via card.
When asked if the property belonged to Mr. D.F., he stated that it did belong to Mr.
D.F. When asked if he had broken into through the window, he stated that he had
broken the window and burglar bars.
Mr. P.E. also stated that he had con-
sumed several beers while on the prem-
ises. The residence had been ransacked
inside. Mr. P.E. also cooked several
meals while inside of the residence.
Rescue responded to check Mr. P.E.
injuries. They determined that he need-
ed further treatment and transported
him to Shands Hospital where he was
absentee booked. The clothes worn by
Mr. P.E. were placed into the property
room as evidence. An ET was assigned
by HQ to process the damage to the res-
idence. Case cleared by Arrest.
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AUTO BURGLARY -An officer was dispatched to
the 200 block of Chelsea St. in reference to a burgla-
ry of a vehicle. Upon his arrival, he met with the vic-
tim, Ms. W.M. who stated that she parked her vehi-
cle on Chelsea St. next to the apartment building and
an unknown suspect punched out the passenger side
door lock and made entry into the vehicle. The sus-
pect then stole the radio out of it and fled in an
unknown direction. The unknown suspect also dam-
aged the driver side door lick. The officer observed
the damage to the door locks and the empty space in
the dashboard from the CD player being missing.
The officer canvassed the area with the listed results. the vehicle was not processed
due to it being wet from the rain. The victim could not open either vehicle door due
to the damage. Patrol efforts are suspended due to the lack of suspect information.
TRYING TO SHAKE THE PO-PO -While on patrol in the 1500 block of W. 10th
St., an officer observed a vehicle traveling westbound at a high rate of speed, (speed
limit 30mph, approximately. visual speed 45mph). The condition of the roads were
very wet due to heavy rains and it was a light rain at the time of this incident. As the
officer attempted to turn around his patrol vehicle to attempt a traffic stop, he
observed the vehicle make a quick turn southbound on Wilson St. As he approached
this road, he traveled towards Ella St. and observed the vehicle pull halfway in the
driveway of an apartment and halfway in the
r:, -iT.&, road. The officer observed the driver, suspect
.:'- -v. Mr. M.R., walk away from the vehicle and
S" -walk to the upstairs apartment of this resi-
S .. dence. During this time, the officer command-
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/, refused, staying up on the landing of this apart-
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hands and walk to the officer's location. When
additional officers arrived, Mr. M.R. had to be
physically escorted from his location to the patrol vehicle. While escorting Mr.
M.R., he tensed his muscles up in his arms. during a search of Mr. M.R., he pulled
his arms away and had to be physically restrained. A further search revealed two
bags of marijuana in his watch pocket. The residents at this address stated they did
not know Mr. M.R. and his actions scared them. Mr. M.R., son was a passenger in
the vehicle at the time of stop and he stated he did not know why his father stopped
at this location and acted in that manner. A check of Mr. M.R.'s driver license
revealed they were suspended due to failure to pay a traffic fine. Mr. M.R. was
arrested and transported and booked into the PTDF without incident. The marijua-
na was placed into the property room as evidence.
THE RED TRAFFIC LIGHT MEANS TO STOP -An officer observed a suspect
driving a vehicle in the 1000 block of Monument Rd. approaching the intersection
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New Record for Gadson in Val, GA
The talk at the pit stop was all about the impressive new record that Gadson set
during the second round of eliminations on Sunday. Gadson was fired up and ready
when he heard that another racer had set a record just before he was to take the strip.
"The bike just got finished on Wednesday and we only had about 12 or 13 runs
total on the weekend," said Gadson. "The people we are racing against have gotten
a lot of testing done in comparison so to come out and set the new record is pretty
good in my eyes."
Saturday at the Races
Gadson earned the top-qualifying position with consistent times in the seven-
second bracket. This allowed him to have several good pairings on Sunday to help
him advance into the finals.
Final Round Return
Gadson finished out the 2007 season with five trips to the finals and in 2008 he
made an aggressive run to start out the season where he left off. He might have come
in second on the day, but the team felt like the weekend was an overall success.
"It really was a good weekend," said Gadson. "We shouldn't complain about
anything considering the short amount of seat time on the new ZXrM-14. In our first
experience with it, we now have the new record and top qualifier so I'd say we are
moving in the right direction."
New Type of Bike
Gadson ran a Kawasaki ZX-14 with a Nitrous system last year, but this year he
made the switch to a turbo-charged system. Gadson's crew worked long hours prior
to the race to build a new bike with the different set-up. The changes seemed to have
paid off as he set a new record in the Super Street class.
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This Easter, Think Outside the Basket Give a Manatee!...Love those sweet-natured manatees or
know someone who does? Join the Club! Save the Manatee Club, that is. Thousands of people around
the world have become members by "adopting" one or more of the 32 manatees featured in Save the
Manatee Club's three Florida adoption programs, to help protect the endangered marine mammals.
Manatee adoptions are often given as gifts, and with Easter coming up, this is a great alternative to
candy and the usual fare. For a $25 tax-deductible donation, the Club will send an adoption certifi-
cate, photo of a real Florida manatee, biography, and a fact-filled handbook, to anyone, anywhere in
the world. They'll also receive a subscription to the Club's quarterly newsletter, The Manatee Zone,
and the bi-monthly e-newsletter, Paddle Tales. Or for a $35 tax-deductible donation, each new mem-
ber who joins the Adopt-A-Manatee program online will also receive a plush manatee toy. For more
information about manatees and adopting one as an Easter gift, contact Save the Manatee Club at 500
N. Maitland Ave., Maitland, FL 32751, call 1-800-432-JOIN (5646), or visit their web site at
www.savethemanatee.org where you can also sign up for the Club's free E-Newsletter.
Single Game Tickets on
sale online Saturday. Seats
for all 70 regular season
games available at Midnight
Well-known weekly pro-
motions will return this year,
including Fifty Cent Family
Feast Tuesdays. numerous
Businessperson Special day
games on Wednesdays, the
very popular Thursday Night
Throwdowns and Friday
Family Fireworks. Every
Sunday home game will fea-
ture a giveaway just for chil-
dren and Kids Run the Bases
after the game. .
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New Director of FAMU's Black Male College Explorers Program
Fla. Florida A&M
alum, Edward G.
Tolliver, was recently
named the director of
FAMU's Black Male
"I am truly excited
and passionate about
this program," said
Tolliver. "Our major
objective is to help an
at-risk black male
become a safe-risk
The Black Male
Program is an at-risk
tion program designed
specifically to prevent
black males from drop-
ping out of high
school; facilitate their
admission to college;
increase their chances
@ 5 p.m.
of earning a college
degree. Middle and
high schools from
Tallahassee and major
cities all over Florida
are selected as partici-
are asked to identify
at-risk males enrolled
in grades 7 through 11.
A team of school and
community leaders is
required to provide
supportive services for
the student during the
regular year. FAMU
provides six weeks of
ences, which includes
workshops and motiva-
tional trips, during the
Some of Tolliver's
include Bureau Chief
for State Purchasing,
Florida Department of
assistant director of
A&M University; pur-
Florida Department of
director of Materials
Capital Hospital; and
purchasing agent for
Tolliver received his
associate of arts degree
and his bachelor of sci-
ence, master of applied
social science and doc-
tor of philosophy from
FAMU. He is a 2001
Exhibit Art at the
Jacksonville Public Library
Visit New View: The Many Faces of the St.
Johns River, a 30-ft. mixed-media mural created
by Douglas Anderson School of the Arts stu-
dents, in the Third Floor Gallery of the Main
Library. The exhibit will continue through
Saturday, March 22nd.
Join us for "River Dance: The St. Johns River
as Art" at the Main Library in 3rd Floor West on
March 18, 2008 at 6:30 p.m. Hope McMath,
Deputy Director of Cummer Museum of Art and
Gardens, will lead attendees through a visual nar-
rative of the historical relevance of the St. Johns
River as depicted by master painters in works
from the Cummer's Permanent Collection.
Please note that Ms. McMath's presentation
has been moved from the Third Floor Gallery to
3rd Floor West.
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Helping kids is
what ifs all about,
according to Coach
John Woodbury from
New York. Coach
Woodbury is the
founder of the organi-
zation, "All For One
and One For All Boys
and Girls Club, Inc".
It was started in New
York in 1985. The
Girls were added in
goal was to keep
youth off the most
dangerous streets of
Brownsville, east New
York and Bed Stuy.
ball program taught
young men and
and the meaning of
leadership. For over
20 years, his organiza-
tion has been molding,
nurturing, and encour-
aging to the kids.
Some of the kids have
become very success-
ful young adults.
Some have been lost
along the way to
senseless violence or
to the prison systems.
has had some terrific
talent over the years.
There have been some
that went on to play
division one college
ball. Others have
come to be well
known. They have
become police offi-
cers, teachers, city
workers, wall street
The club moved to
years ago. Coach
By K.S. McCoy, Sr.
Authority as a bus
operator. With not as"
much time on his hands
now, Coach badly
needed help. He need-
ed someone who would
be committed to the
needs of the youth. A
part of which is helping
the kids pass the FCAT
and homework help. In
. 2003, Coach asked fel-
low JTA co-worker,
Charles Hackley to be
a part of the organiza-
tion. As Woodbury and
Hackley began to build
a rapport with one
another, the two found
that they had some
things in common.
According to the new
Hackley, "It was like
me before I could say
no! -But it came at the
right time. When I was
in California, people
would always ask me
to help kids, do some
coaching. But I could-
n't give all my time at
that.-day and time. So
this would give me a
chance to give back to
the community that I
c a m e
westside. I accepted
the offer made by
Coach Woodbury. He
made me the Vice-
-'President of opera-
also gives his wife
accolades for her 18
years of dedication.
Woodbury'has been by
his side throughout the
If there are any kids
club. The organiza-
tion's first class of
2006 and 2007 has
grown up. They
include Ed White
High's Brandon Davis,
Reggie Miller; Terry
Parker's Victor Mack,
Keshawn sanders; and
Robert E. Lee's
"All For One-One
For All" is working on
areas of interest to our
youth, such as poetry,
golf, tutoring and a
troubled teen hotline. If
you would like more
information on All For
One, you may contact
them at Coach
P.O. Box 77015
Jacksonville, FL 32226
that would like to be a
part of the club, there
are many activities to
get involved in. For
example, in 2004, there
were many prestigious
In the Jacksonville
Summer Jam, kids
came from all over
Florida and Georgia.
They have played in
tournaments in Central
then in Gainesville for
the Florida Mustang
Classic. They played in
Orlando at the Youth
Basketball of America
State Championship in
2006. They have played
against number one
ranked teams in the Big
Bend Show Down in
They came in second
place in the
Girls ages 14 and
under and boys ages ten
and under can join the
Page PR-2/March 15, 2008
Clean Kid Jokes
FRAT HOUSE -'Where.Boys Become Men'-is
the first original comedy produced by playwright
and Executive Director Darryl Reuben Hall, a
Jacksonville native. He aims to produce 'theatre
that enlightens' through Stage Aurora Theatrical
Company, Inc. Darryl has worked with such leg-
ends as Eartha Kitt, Phylicia Rashad, Aretha
Franklin, and Leslie Uggams. Stage Aurora
Theatrical Company, Inc., theatre that enlightens,
was founded to bring the Arts to underserved com-
munities of the City of Jacksonville. Their Main
Stage productions have brought critical acclaim
with productions of MISS EVERS' BOYS starring
That So Raven and In Living Color star T 'Keyah
Crystal Keymah, MAMA, I WANT TO SING,
CROWNS, and THE WIZ. Now, lie brings-FRAT
HOUSE to you! FRAT HOUSE performs: Friday,
AUGUST 17, 2007 @ 8:00 p.m. and Saturday,
August 18, 2007 @ 8:00 p.m. Florida Theatre 128
East Forsyth Street, Jacksonville, FL. Tickets (In
advance) $25.00/Adults; $15/Seniors; $13.50
Students. For tickets and more information, please
call Stage Aurora at (904) 765 -7372
FLORIDA A&M UNIVERSITY (FAMU) will
host its annual Weekend of Rededication (WORD)
and Spring Alumni Meeting April 24th through
April 27th. The early bird registration fee is $200
and it must be postmarked by March 31. Late and
on-site registration is $250. For more information
and a listing of hotel accommodations, call (850)
599-3707 or visit www.famu.edu.
ANNUAL. SPRING PREVIEW at The Florida
A&M University (FAMU) is scheduled for
Saturday, March 29, at FAMU's Grand Ballroom.
"Spring Preview is an excellent opportunity for
prospective- students, from high schools and com-
munity colleges, to learn more about the opportuni-
ties that await them at FAMU. For more informa-
tion, call (850) 599-3869.
NEW VIEW AT MAIN LIBRARY -Visit New
View: The Many Faces of the St. Johns River, a 30-
ft. mixed-media mural created by Douglas
Anderson School of the Arts students, in the Third
Floor Gallery of the Main Library. The exhibit will
continue through Saturday, March 22nd. Join us for
"River Dance: The St. Johns River as Art" at the
Main Library in 3rd Floor West on March 18th at
6:30 p.m. Hope McMath, Deputy Director of
Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens, will lead
attendees through a visual narrative of the histori-
cal relevance of the St. Johns River as depicted by
master painters in works from the Cummer's
Permanent Collection. Please note that Ms.
McMath's presentation has been moved from the
Third Floor Gallery to 3rd Floor West.
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