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APRIL 19 APRIL 25, 2008 VOL. 58 NO. 1
Tuesday and Thursday
from 8:30 to 9:00 pm
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Officer Raped in
Jail House Library
Jonathan Tave, 26
to go in and out
She is a female corrections officer who has been
working in the field for 29 years. She felt that
working with the inmates as a certified paralegal
to help them with their legal concerns was not
only helpful but appreciated by the 'brothers.'
Therefore, she was not prepared for the attack she
encountered by a prisoner inside the jail's law
library on Thursday.
The female officer was in the library alone,
armed with the standard cuffs, pepper spray, and
radio. It is understood that the two met to do case
research. Officers and inmates are normally free
of the library, according to Jail Officer See A-7
Teen killed in acci-
dent in stolen car
He was 14-years-old and attended Landon Middle
School and was in 8th grade.
Patrick Holmes and possibly three other males
had apparently stolen a vehicle. Holmes was the
driver and lost control of the car, crashing into a
home on Redmond Avenue. The stolen vehicle
slid under the house and the driver was killed. He
was not wearing a seat belt. When the police and
Patrick Holmes, 14 firefighters arrived at the scene, no other passen-
gers were present and no one in the house was injured. It took the fire-
fighters several hours to remove the car and Holmes as the firefighters
feared problems with the foundation.
It is believed by the Sheriff's office that Holmes and his passengers
were involved in a robbery that had occurred earlier.
A 16-year-old has been arrested as a suspect in the incident and oth-
ers are sought.
According to sources, this was not Holmes' first incident with the
law. An investigation is still underway.
Miss Texas and Now Miss USA, 2008
Crystie Stewart, was crowned Miss USA
this past weekend.
The 26-year-old is from Missouri City,
Texas and is an entrepreneur. She runs a
party-planning and motivational speaking
company and is also a professional model.
Crystie edged out Miss Mississippi, Leah
Laviano and Tiffany Andrade, Miss New
Jersey for the title.
Crystie Stewart said she will utilize her
Crystie Stewart knowledge and training that she uses in her
very successful business to spread her mes-
sage of self-improvement to young women. Winning this title is a
dream because she is eagar to travel.
Stewart will compete in the 2008 Miss Universe pageant in Vietnam
State Attorney on Police Shootings
State Attorney Shorstein addressed the presto
Wednesday regarding the number of police shootings
that have occurred in Jacksonville. He stated that he has
investigated all of the shootings since he became state
attorney and have found them all to be "justified."
State Attorney, However, he felt it should be explained that justified
Harry Shorstein does not necessarily mean "justifiable."
When an officer shoots to protect himself, it is under-
stood but there is a difference, said Mr. Shorstein. He wanted to make
it clear that his office does not condone unjustifiable police shooting.
For this reason, some shootings, even though found to be justified, are
still under investigation.
Many citizens feel a citizens police review board would help clear this
question and would be helpful to the Sheriff's Office.
Florida Star's 57th,
The Florida Star celebrated its 57th birthday at the ball-
park as the Nation honored baseball great, Jackie
Robinson. Ms. McLaughlin threw the 'ceremonial, first
ball' during the event. See pages Bl, B4 and A7.
Glynn Co. Jail
L- Brunswick native, Tyrone
"Tony" Green was arrested
on March 13 and was being
held at the Glynn County
y N Detention Center. Prior to
his arrest, he had suffered a
heart attack but apparently
Tyrone Carl Green, did not make it known to
35, Glynn County, the jailers when he com-
Georgia plained of chest pains. The
facility took him to the hos-
pital but he was later released with a diagnosis
of gas. When he returned, while standing by a
window, he suffered a fatal heart attack,
according to sources talking with his mother.
Ribault Choir to go to
Carnegie Hall, N.Y.
It is almost every classical singer's dream.
Perform at Carnegie Hall. And now, the
Ribault High School and Alumni Chorus and
former members of The Singing Trojans will
be able to live their dream at 8:30 p.m. on
November 30, 2008. They will be directed by
Eugene White, who has directed school cho-
ruses in Jacksonville for 49 years.
The group needs help as each singer must
raise $1,100 plus airfare. They have the talent
and are practicing for many hours. Please give
financial support. (904) 924-3092, Ext.8.
Star Jones Tells Bill O'Reilly There Will
be no lynching party for Michelle Obama
It was noted by Star Jones that Bill O'Reilly said, "I don't want to go on a lynching party against
Michelle Obama unless there's evidence, hard facts, that say this is how the woman really feels.
- that this is a bad country or a flawed nation, whatever then that's legit. We'll track it down."
Star said that O'Reilly claims his com-
ments were taken out of context. She
further stated that when you put the
words 'lynch and party' together in the
same sentence with reference to a black
woman; in this case, Michelle Obama,
there is no spin zone. It is racist, unac-
ceptable and inappropriate on every
level. She later added, "Be clear Bill
O'Reilly: there will be no lynch party
for that black woman and this black
woman assures you that if you come for
her, you come for all of us."
Governor Signs Pro-
Flor- '-'ivernor Charlie Crist
onal Rifle Association
sday stating that it pre-
defense rights of law-
i women as they travel
, and from their daily
events businesses from
ate vehicles of cus-
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gives Florida citizens
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Glynn Residents Can Lose Property
Those residents of Glynn County who are against
the jail expansion lost their battle.
The commissioners voted in favor of forcing prop-
erty owners to sell to the county in order for the jail
to be expanded in the area. They said this is less
costly than the other two options for the tax payers .
The NAACP, Brunswick does not agree.
Goal Register 7500 Students
The Supervisor of Elections are set for a county
wide voters registration drive to be held April 22
through 24. Over 55 public and private high
schools, colleges and universities are participating.
This year's goal is to pre-register and register 7500
students who are 16 and older. The State of Florida
recently modified the voter registration law which
now allows 16 years old with valid Florida Driver
License to pre-register.
Offenders to Get 'Second Chance'
Congress, after five years, passed the Second
Chance Act to deter the recidivism rate that is so
disparate among Black inmates.
The new bill will allow money, job opportunities
and training for released inmates.
President Bush said this bill was important to him
because he knows how hard it was for him to over-
come his alcoholism.
Black Caucus members Scott, Jones and Conyers
witnessed the signing of the bill.
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BMTIPG: brilliant minds think in parallel gutters BRB: be right back BTA: but then again BTW: by the way
BWL: bursting with laughter BWTHOIK: but what the heck do I know C&G: chuckle & grin CID: crying in
disgrace CNP: continued (in my) next post CP: chat post CRBT: crying real big tears CSG: chuckle, snicker,
grin CU: see you CUL see you later CYO: see you online DBAU: doing business as usual DIKU: do I know
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excuse me for butting in EMSG: email message EOT: end of thread F2F: face to face FC: fingers crossed
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laughing FTBOMH: from the bottom of my heart FUD: fear, uncertainty, and doubt FWIW: for what it's worth
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gone for now GIWIST: gee, I wish I'd said that GMBO: giggling my butt off GMTA: great minds think alike
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spam for life SETE: smiling ear to ear SHCOON: shoot hot coffee out of nose SHID: slaps head in disgust SF:
surfer friendly SNERT: snot nosed egotistical rude teenager SO: significant other SOMY: sick of me yet? SOT:
short of time STW: search the web SWAK: sealed with a kiss SWL: screaming with laughter SYS: see you soon
TA: thanks again TCOB: taking care of business TCOY: take care of yourself TIA: thanks in advance TILII: tell
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APRIL 19, 2008
Faith In Our Community
Schedule of Events and Services
COMMUNITY HOSPICE OF NORTHEAST
FLORIDA offers BREAVEMENT SUPPORT
throughout the year at various locations. They have
licensed mental health professionals who offer support
groups and information to address grief and bereave-
ment needs. Professional bereavement, 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
community participants is $100 but may be adjusted
based on ability to pay. For more information, please
call (904) 407-7001.
FAUST TEMPLE CHURCH OF GOD IN
CHRIST's Elder John Dove will be presented in a
Musical Saturday, April 19th at 5:30 p.m., along with
Carliss Smith, who appeared on American Idol, Pamela
Roberts, The Touchtone Singers, Lil Jesse and the
Miracles, The Singing Trumpets, God Spiritual Gift,
Gospel Disciples of Savannah, GA., and Minister
Reginald Graham. Admision is FREE. The church is
located at 3328 Moncrief Rd., in Jacksonville. Bishop
R.L. Dixotl, Pastor. For addition information, call (904)
MANDARIN CHRISTIAN WOMEN'S CONNEC-
TION -Come hear the Sound of Music with Soloist and
Speaker Nikki Jatindranath, who will share songs from
the heart and the reason she now has a "song for all sea-
sons of life." Lunch Buffet, $15 incl. May 6th 12:00 -
1:30 p.m., Ramada Inn, 3130 Hartley Road, Mandarin.
Reservations and cancellations for Lunch and compli-
mentary nursery are essential by May 2nd. Call Cande
908-5609 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or sweet-
BLACK JEWEL & COMPANY presents "DO THE
CHRIST THING"...a powerful and anointed stage
play about different individuals facing everyday situa-
tions of temptation, validation, persecution and spiritu-
al warfare; all with a choice to make. Saturday, April
19th at 6:00 p.m. in the Karpeles, Manuscript Library
Museum, 101 West 1st Street (across from Bethel
Baptist downtown). Special guest recording artists: Dr.
Vera J. Goodman& Anointed Praise and Vickie Farrie.
Admission is FREE. For more information, call 904-
LOVING LIKE JESUS...LIVING IN HIS IMAGE -
The Northside Church of Christ is celebrating its 28th
Annual Ladies Inspirational Days with a weekend of
activities, May 9-10, 2008, at 4736 Avenue B, that will
uplift, energize, and motivate you spiritually. The fes-
tivities began Friday, May 9th at 6 p.m.. with registra-
tion, vendor stroll, speakers, and refreshments.
Saturday, May 10th features former Jacksonville native,
Kandice Jacobs-Armstrong, a poet, vocalist, public
speaker, and acclaimed author of 'Creating Kandice' as
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the keynote speaker. Other activities include work-
shops, breakout sessions, prizes, and goody bags filled
with gifts. A continental breakfast and a fabulous lunch
will be served. The theme Loving like Jesus... Living
in His Image, challenges women to confront truths
about themselves. Scriptures tell us to see our natural
image in the mirror, and ask yourself, is your life Christ-
like, or, is your life a two faced mirror. This year's
ladies inspiration weekend promises to give you a new
beginning as you journey through your life and help you
to review, renew, and re-charge your spiritual mind. For
further information please contact the church office at
904.765.9830, or Chairperson Jackie Kern at: jhk-
THE DEACONESS/MISSIONARY MINISTRY OF
SUMMERVILLE BAPTIST CHURCH presents a
Women in White Affair, Sunday, April 20, 2008 at 5
p.m. at the Summerville Baptist Worship Center, locat-
ed at 2842 Mars Avenue. Dr. James W. Henry, Pastor,
Sis. Senella Somerset, President.
A GOSPEL MUSICAL AT GREATER MT. SALEM
BAPTIST CHURCH, located at 2335 Moncrief Rd.,
Rev. C.E. Banks, Pastor. April 27, 2008 at 6 p.m.
Appearing on program will be: The Gospel Sheppard
and Local Gospel Groups of the City.
UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CHURCH OF
JACKSONVILLE presents Music for a Sunday
Morning May '08, Sunday, May 4, 10:45 a.m. with
Jason Anderson, jazz piano and Sean Tarleton, bass;
Sunday, May 11, 10:45 a.m., with Pablo Pomales-
Ojeda, tenor, and Jeanne Huebner, piano, Songs for
Mother; Sunday, May 18, 10:45 a.m., with David
Beede, musician/singer/songwriter folk to original
instrumentals and vocals, www.davidbeede.com;
Sunday, May 25, 10:45 a.m., with Rob McKennon,
trumpet; Chloe Martin, violin, Jeremy Lucas, narrator;
Henson Markham, keyboard, Telemann: Sonata for
Trumpet, Ashoken Farewell. Unitarian Universalist
Church of Jacksonville is located at 7405 Arlington
Expressway. Rev. Dr. John, L. Young, minister.
HOPE NATION TOUR IN JACKSONVILLE,
Saturday, May 10, 2008 at the Bethel Baptist
Institutional Church, located at 215 Bethel Baptist St.,
Jacksonville. Among the artists appearing on the tour is
former SWV front woman, Coko, whose solo Gospel
CD debut, "Grateful," was nominated for a Grammy
award last year. Go to lightrecords.com for more infor-
Listings are due the Tuesday before the next issue. Email
submissions preferred. Send to: email@example.com
Almighty God, Father of all mercies and giver of all
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.
BARBREY, Eula L., 94,
died April 8, 2008.
CARTER, Celia, died
April 11, 2008.
CRAIG, Calvin M., died
April 7, 2008.
EDWARD, James L.,
died April 8, 2008.
EPPS, Katherine E., died
April 10, 2008. Alphonso
West Mortuary, Inc.
FOSTER, Allen, died
april 11, 2008.
GREENE, John H., died
April 9, 2008.
HART, Thurman 0.,
died April 9, 2008.
HOLCEY, Guss, died
April 11, 2008.
JENKINS, Sherry A.,
died April 14, 2008.
JONES, Cornelia MV.,
died April 11, 2008.
McCOY, Voyca L., died
April 11, 2008.
McNEIL, Weldon, died
April 10, 2008.
McQUEEN, James T.,
66, died April 11, 2008.
NEWSOM, Gerald J.,
died April 14, 2008.
M., 84, died April 9,
REAVES, Larry, died
April 14, 2008.
ROSE, Rev. Amos, died
April 11, 2008,
died April 14, 2008.
STOVES, Sharon, died
April 14, 2008.
SWEENEY, Joel, Jr.,'
died April 12, 2008.
THOMPSON, Eula Lee,
died April 11, 2008.
TWIGGS, Alberta E.,
died April 14, 2008.
WEST, Dale, died April
E., 43, died April 11,
2008. Alphonso West
WRIGHT, Mrs. Eddie
M. died April 13, 2008.
YOUNG, Florence, died
April 14, 2008.
SThe 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.
Rev. Eric Lee, Pastor
Rev. Joe Calhoun, Pastor Emeritus
(904) 764-5727 Church l .-,
Historic Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church
Worship Service.....................................................................10:00 a.m.
Church School ....................................................................8..... :45 a.m.
Fulfillment Hour Bible Study.............................................. 6:30 p.m.
Every 2nd & 4th Thursday........................... 10:00 a.m.-12:00 Noon
Joy Explosion Ministry....................................................... 6:30 p.m.
201 East Beaver St. (904) 355-9475
Rev. F.D. Richardson Jr., Pastor
H.O.P.E.E. MINISTRIES, INC.
Dr. Beatrice House
(All services are held at Hospitality Inn)
7071 103rd St., Jacksonville, FL 32210
Sunday Celebration Service ........................... 6 p.m. 7:30 p.m.
Thursday .......... Word Service ........ 7 p.m. 8:30 p.m.
Youth Service ........... (Third Thursday) .... 7 p.m. 8:30 p.m.
"You are invited to join us for a time of celebration and exaltation of
our God and King. The word is rich, the fellowship refreshing and
the presence of God mightily manifested."
"Helping Others Pursue Excellence and Eternity"
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...................................................... .........1....... 1:00 a.m .
Tuesday ...............................................Prayer Meeting & Bible Study,7:00 p.m.
Thursday ..............................................................................Joy N ight,7:00 p.m .
PENTECOSTAL CHURCH of GOD
"Jesus Loves Sinners Church Folk Don't"
Elder Joseph Rice
Sunday School 1------- 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
THE CHURCH OF ACTS MINISTRY
Rev. Alvin Hansley, Pastor/Preacher/Teacher
9117 Lem Turner Rd.
Church Service Schedule -
Sunday ............Church Worship ......... 8:30 a.m.
SWednesday............ Bible Study ............7:30p.m.
Motto: "Endeavoring to have a Heart AfterGod"
Purpose: "Reaching People for Jesus"
Clara McLaughlln Y'onne Brooks
Tuesday and Thursday
from 8:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
The Florida Star and Impact
Striving To Make A Difference!
"There's Always Something
Happening On The First Coast"
Bill Cosby Entertains
For FCCJ Scholarships
"Stop not feeling anything when things go wrong"
Dr. Bill Cosby is a funny person. Dr. Cosby is a very, very
funny person! He is also very concerned about the state of our
children. So it was a perfect match to have Dr. Cosby perform
for Florida Community College at Jacksonville and to take the
time between performances to speak with FCCJ supporters at
the VIP Reception.
Wearing a very familiar Florida Community College sweat
shirt, Dr. Bill Cosby spoke to the VIP gathering for an extend-
ed period. Upon his arrival, everyone stood to applaud (many
holding Dr. Cosby's latest book, Come on People) and wel-
come him. Dr. Cosby graciously asked that everyone sit down.
Finding that there were those still having difficulty seeing him
in the small area, Dr. Bill Cosby stood in a chair to be sure
everyone could both see and hear him.
Dr. Cosby is very concerned about children and he chal-
lenged each of us to do something to help children who may
have gotten off track, get back on track. "Stop not feeling any-
thing when things go wrong as we are connected to these
things. We accept inappropriate behavior of children. We must
speak up", stated Dr. Bill Cosby. He lamented that the teenage
pregnancy rate is generational and we are finding 45 year old
In the Come on People book, written by Dr. Bill Cosby
along with his long time friend and colleague Alvin F.
Poussaint, M.D, Thomas Nelson's review states, "In communi-
ties across the country, Bill Cosby has publicly drawn attention
in the last three years to the dire crises in black America: 50
percent high-school drop-out rates, too many children born to
teen-aged parents, children whose parents are ill-equipped and
disinterested in parenting. These problems have been ferment-
ing for years, but few have called them out with as much force,
determination, passion, and credibility as has Dr. Cosby.
Come on People is built around the themes of Cosby's pop-
ular call-out sessions, in which he has challenged people in
towns and cities across America to reclaim and restore their
families and communities.
Cosby and Poussaint share their vision for strengthening
America by addressing the crisis of people frozen in feelings of
low self-esteem, abandonment, anger, fearfulness, sadness, and
feelings of being used, undefended, and unprotected. By
addressing these issues and providing tools to deal with them,
Cosby and Poussaint help empower people to make the daunt-
ing transition from victims to victors.
At times challenging, at times inspirational, Come On
People provides real-life examples of the problems plaguing
communities throughout America and the time-tested solutions
that can help turn things around.
Suffused with humor and moral clarity, Come On People
challenges readers to: Engage in political activism; take their
neighborhoods back; become purposeful and effective parents;
get actively engaged in shaping the lives of their children;
take care of their physical and emotional health; encourage
their families toward higher education; and think entrepreneuri-
ally about employment and economic advancement."
Thanks to FCCJ the First Coast was indeed privileged to
again have Dr. Bill Cosby share his realistic wisdom about our
times and the need to save our children!
Florida Community College Board of Trustees Chairman, N.
Wyman Winbush, Florida Community College President, Dr.
Steven Wallace, Bill Cosby and Florida Community College
Board of Trustees member, The Honorable Gwen Yates.
Ms. Patti Williams, Office of the President-FCCJ,
Courtney Wilson and Ms. ourea Wilson, FCCJ
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The Richard Danfords, Mrs. Christine Danford Fletcher
and Greg Miller at The VIP Reception in honor of Bill
The Boggses, Florida Star Publisher Mrs Clam McLaughlin and
Alex Hice and FCCJ President Dr. Steven
Combining Bill Cosby's performance and The Jazz Festival
were: JIL Oficial Michael Stewart, Ms Robin Clemmons,
Washington, C, Jacksonville Mayor John Peyton, Ms. Gwen
Brown, Alexandria, VA and Dr. EdytheAbdulah.
(Above): iTe Millses. (Ficture below): 1he Mel Coxes.
___________________________________ Ms. Gui'n Browni and MIich~ael Stewart. Ms
Brown is veryptroud of being a foster parent in
4yteandria, 1.tjopllowing ler 4 rerement from iP Reception guests listened intently as Bill Cosbhy spoke between perform-
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Nearly 3,000 Members of the Masonic Family Visited Jacksonville
Almost 3,000 family
and friends of the Most
Worshipful Union Grand
Lodge Free and Accepted
Masons, Florida, Belize,
Central America and St.
John, U.S. Virgin Islands,
Incorporated, Prince Hall
Affiliated, met in
Jacksonville April 11
through April 14, 2008 for
their 138th Annual Grand
The organization, led by
the Reverend Dr. Michael
R. Moore 33o, KYCH,
Most Worshipful Grand
Master, was well worth
Grand Masters from
around the country joined
Florida's Grand Master,
the Reverend Dr. Moore
for his meetings from such
areas as California,
Georgia, South Carolina,
Maryland, Virginia and
Registration began on
Friday morning at the
Historic Masonic Temple
located at 410 Broad Street
in Jacksonville. A Gospel
concert was held Friday
night and scholarships
were awarded on Saturday
morning, culminating with
a full-house banquet
Saturday night at the
Ballroom, where many.
arms of the organization
from throughout the juris-
diction received awards
for their contributions
towards the building fund
and upgrade of the build-
ing's elevator and many
other chariable outlets.
The Memorial Service
held in loving memory of
those of the Grand
Jurisdiction who departed
this life during the past
year was presented by
each leader with the-fol-
lowing losses: Grand
Lodge, 32; Eastern Stars,
37; Royal Arch Masons, 7;
Heroines of Jericho, 54;
Royal & Select Masters,
4; Circle of Perfection, 1;
Knight Templar Masons,
4; Heroine Templar
Crusaders, 3; Priory, none;
Scottish Rite Masons, 7;
Order of the Golden
Circle, 1; Nobles of the
Mystic Shrine, 5, and
Daughters of Isis, 2.
Speaker, or the
Memorial Service held at
Baptist Church on Kings
Road was the Grand
Chaplain, the Reverend
Dr. John Giles, pastor,
True Faith Inspirational
Baptist Church, Tampa,
Other events included
luncheons, Queen con-
tests, and many organiza-
The event was magnif-
icent. The gospel concert,
banquet and memorial
service was open to the
Past Grand Master Benjamin Barksdales, Georgia; Deputy Grand Master Thomas Wise, Maryland; Past
Grand Master Neal A. McQueen, Georgia; Most Worshipful Grand Master J. Raymond Murray, Washington,
DC; Most Worshipful Grand Master Charles Tyner, California; Most Worshipful Grand Master Shelton D.
Redden, Maryland; Most Worshipful Grand Master Ramsey Davis, Georgia; Past Grand Master Alonzo
Haynes, South Carolina; Past Grand Master Aaron R. Jordan, Washington, DC; Past Grand Master Don
More, Nebraska; Junior Grand Warden C.E. Alexander,. Georgia; Past Grand, Master William F. Milton,
Virginia; Most Worshipful Grand Master Nathaniel Durant, South Carolina; Right Worshipful Dwayne
Wright, Aide to the Grand Master, Maryland.
Yalila Harris Tampa, Florida Grand Queen 2008, Vemele Ramos KT Thomas Guild #9 North Jacksonville, Fl;
Gloria McFadden Dorothy Wilson Guild 32 Perry, Fl, 2007; Grand Queen Betty Ann Howard Sam Bradley
#8 Jacksonville, Florida, 2006; Grand Queen Lillian Sanders Lane #31 Guild, 2005; Grand.Queen Fay Moreland
Lona Mathis Guild #34 2004; Grand Queen Carolyn Brown, KT Thomas Guild #9 Jacksonville, Florida :
Ruby Herndon, Grand Matron Secretary since 1944, Elnora Sampson,
Assistant Grand Matron Secretary since 1967.
Maggie Moon Past Int Prince Captain AMARANTH Grand Chap DES
PHA, Dr. Johnny McCray, Past Grand Master #387, Mildred Smith
Grand Worthy Matron Bethlehem Grand Chapter Order of Eastern Star.
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Masons, Florida, Belize, Central America and St. John, U.S. Virgin
Islands, Incorporated, Prince Hall Affiliated.
#1333 Dr. Johnny McCray, Past Grand Master #387, wife
Mrs. M. McCray
Mary Caldwell-Williams, Orlando, Past Grand Royal Perfect Matron,
Abbey Isom, .Tallahassee, Grand Deputy of Crusaders of Florida and
Nassau, Dorothy Wilson, Grand Princess Capital of Florida and
Nassau, Evelyn Hayes, State Loyal Lady of Florida, Golden Circle.
#1602 Byrant Willis, Lillie Tolbert, Harriet Bell, Alice Jackson,
Annie L. Davis, Gena Spivey, Martha Toombs, Curtis Scott,
Cynthia Johnson, Sharon White, and Yohance Johnson
#1597 Most Worshipful Union Grand Court Heroines of Jericho -
Judene Allen, Grand Junior Matron, Annie L. Davis, Ft. Pierce, FL,
Patricia Stafford, Grand Most Ancient Matron, FL, Bishop Lorenzo
Hall, Grand Worthy, Joshua, Vanda T. Patton, Most Ancient Grand
Matron, GA, and Frances Denson, Jacksonville, FL. Royal Queen
#1309 Dr. Ossfield Anderson, Wm Jerome Harris, Victor McKay,
Russel Greig, Jerome Lee, Sr., #422, Leroy Hemmings, Oakland #65,
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Jacksonville Residents Enjoy Jazz Festival
This year's festival
took place in The
Florida Theatre Friday,
April 11, and at
Saturday, April 12, and
Sunday, April 13.
The 'Round Midnight
Jazz Jam on Saturday,
April 12, at the
Jacksonville Marriott was
free to the public. Jazz
fans were to bring their
instruments to jam with
Dawn Carpenter and Helen Clark enjoying the music of Najee.
Dr. Justine Redding & Michael Stewart. Secily Wilson and Cedrick Singletary dancing to the music.
Damon Wayans has a
new website www.way-
outtv.com that will thor-
oughly entertain you.
The site will feature
newly created skits and
characters from that end-
less well of creativity
that has made the
Wayans family name
synonymous with unique
comedy. The proud
poppa says his son is
starring in an upcoming
dance movie parody ten-
tatively titled Snowflake
which will be directed by
his nephew. The script
was written by his
nephew and brother. It
pokes fun at pictures like
Stomp The Yard and Set
Up. Go to Damon's site
and check it out
Niecy Nash shot a pilot
for Fox titled "The Inn."
The idea is a hip New
York City hotel in the
vein of the PBS
Look for actor/funny
man Tracy Morgan as
the new host of the Sci-
Fi Channel's stunt-reali-
ty series "Scare
Tactics." Morgan also
has two new movies
forthcoming i.e., Nailed
and Deep In The Valley.
Our girl Vivica A. Fox,
whom we recently fea-
tured, has a new VH1
show coming this sum-
mer titled "Glam God
with Vivica A. Fox" It s
like "America's Next
Supermodel" but the
focus is on what it takes
to be a top stylist. These
are people who select
clothes, jewelry etc., for
photo shoots with the
stars for magazine lay-
outs, publicity to what-
, ever. Those who don't
make the grade each
week will be shaken
loose until a clear winner
emerges with a 100 thou-
sand dollar prize and a
chance to style an "A"
TAG Records has
been formed as a result
of Island's Def Jam and
Proctor and Gamble's
TAG. brand coming
Dupri has been named
Dea (Seven Arts
Pictures and MGM
Pictures) stars Burt
Reynolds, Bret Harrison
and Shannon Elizabeth.
If you are a true poker
player, this movie will
get your juices flowing.
Alex Stillman (Harrison)
is a senior at Yale and
some what of a hot shot
poker player (so he
thinks). He enters a cou-
ple of pro poker tourna-
ments and gets the atten-
tion of retired poker mas-
ter Tommy Vinson
(Reynolds) who eventu-
ally takes him under his
wing. Vinson polishes
the rough edges off of
Stillman and makes a top
pro out of him.
Somewhere in the
process they fall out, part
ways and end up facing
each other for the World
Championship. This may
be one of Burt Reynolds'
best roles in a long time.
His Tommy Vinson may
be the poker equivalent
to what the late Jackie
Fats was to pool in The
Hustler. Can we say pos-
sible Oscar nod?
Pictures presents an
stars Jason Segel,
Kristen Bell, Mila Kunis
and Russell Brand
and Robertson have
found a golden egg for-
mula for the romantic
comedy genre. Their box
office successes stack up
into the hundreds of mil-
lions with hits like The
Knocked Up and
Sarah Marshall is in the
same vein. Struggling
musician Peter Bretter
Top Rated Primetime Prbgrams ^Among
African-American TV Homes
Week Ending 03/31/08.
1. CBS NCAA Basketball, CBS
2. American Idol Wed., FOX
3. American Idol Tues., FOX
4. CSI:Miami, CBS
5. CBS NCAA Basketball, CBS
6. CSI:Miami (Tuesday), CBS
7. Dancing With the Stars Results, ABC
8. Without A Trace, CBS
9. CSI, CBS
10. Dancing With the Stars, ABC
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depressed and heartbro-
ken when his girlfriend
of six years, TV star
Sarah Marshall dumps
him. They separately go
to Hawaii; end up at the
same hotel and all hell
breaks loose. If you like
ings and you are into the
San Fernando, California
Valley type of humor,
this is your kind of flick.
Hit me up at feed-
APRIL 19, 2008
WHASSUP IN HOLLYHOOD
APR1.l .. -O T SAE
Officer Continued from A-1
Chief Tara Wildes. According to jail policies Jonathan Tave should have been
searched. It is possible that the weapon was small enough to not have been found in
Jonathan Tave is 26-years-old, 6'3", about 200 pounds and muscular. He has been
incarcerated since 2005 on charges that he committed a murder and more.
The victim reported that she was working in the library when she was suddenly
attacked by Jonathan Tave. He grabbed her arm and put a handmade knife up against
her throat. He threatened to cut her throat if she did not calm down and submit to
his wishes. She attempted to call for assistance on her radio but he pulled it, away
from her and then pulled her across the room into one of the library isles. There, he
pulled off all of her clothes, ripping her uniform shirt at the time. He then forced her
to1 lie on the floor while he sexually battered her through male/female intercourse as
-he held the knife to her throat.: Afterwards, he forced her to perform oral sex and told
'her he would kill her if she did not do it right.
During the oral sex, she was able to get to her pepper spray in an attempt to defend
herself but he was able to take it away from her and throw it on the floor. At this
point, she was able to reach into her pants and get her cell phone in another attempt
to call for help. Tave snatched the phone and broke it. In anger, he began hitting her
on the face and body with his fists.
When he was done, he dressed her in her uniform and told her to relax. Somehow,
he decided that was not enough and told the victim he had nothing to loose and that
he was going to hurt her like the white people had hurt him. It is not understood what
'white people' had to do with his actions but, he drAgged her to the window area of
the room and again pulled off her clothes. This time, he made her get on her knees
and forced penile/vaginal intercourse on her again. He again forced her to perform
oral sex on him while holding knife against her throat and continued to beat her on
the face with his fists. After he was finished, he dressed her again and made her give
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him her jail keys. As she dressed, he placed the spray and knife inside a desk draw-
er in an attempt to hide them. He also tried to clean up the area with paper towels.
The victim and the suspect then both left the library, going separate ways. She went
to the control room to report what had happened. Tave we to the Mezzanine floor
where he was apprehended. She said he held her in the li bary for more than an hour.
Tave's original charges are for arson; armed robbery/possession of a firearm by a
felon and a jail battery. He was later charged for the murder of Cedric Henry who
died in 2005. He now faces multiple other charges after the assault Thursday.
About 80 of Jacksonville's correction officers are female and there are about 2,500
inmates. Even though this is the first time a correctional officer has been raped, it
points out the need for change.
Issues and Answers
As The Florida Star Celebrate its 57th Birthday, we are pro-
viding a reprint article that was published by The Florida
Star in August, 1988.
I & A--What is the most critical problem facing
Black people today?
SINGLETON: We, as Black people in America,
are now facing a most crucial period in our history
and existence. Our children the real hope of the
race are being reared in a nation where the actions
and beliefs of the people are often irrational and
insensitive. Furthermore, our children are growing
toward maturity in a nation governed by "would
be" leaders who have apparently been granted
Dr. Roy Singleton, Jr. sanction by inept voters to deny children and adults
their inalienable civil and human rights rights that
would certainly include obtaining the type of public education and training that
would allow them to become emotionally and economically secure adults.
I & A- What conditions do you feel threaten Black children's security?
SINGLETON: This security is indeed threatened by the type of environment in
which our children are growing up. It is an environment marked by severe social
injustice and high crime rates. It is an environment where children are being persuad-
ed to use and sell illegal drugs. Furthermore, the human engineers of the environ-
ment often allow our children to be subjected to abuse and neglect by adults. The
Black Caucus of the National Education Association argues that our children are also
confronted with limited support systems, racial discrimination, and relentless pover-
I & A-How would you put the problem in perspective and what would you like
done to solve it?
SINGLETON: To be solved at once, according to the Caucus, are the problems
associated with financially poor and segregated [read as low-performing schools]
and the high dropout rate of Black children. In attempting to put all of this in prop-
er perspective so that our children can indeed be saved, I must acknowledge the exis-
tence of despicable social, economic and political policies and practices that have
been with us since the beginning of time. My knowledge of history, moreover, now
allows me to predict that these problems, in some form, will be with us always. This
is not to say, however, that we must sit back and "chill" as we watch the children of
our race be destroyed by our apathy and our lack of vision and energy.
I &A-Is the urgency you feel reflected elsewhere in our society?
SINGLETON: The urgency of the problem is reflected everywhere in.our daily
lives. Newspapers and magazines report daily on the problems of high school
dropouts, teenage crime, and teenage pregnancy. The most recent issue of EBONY,
a magazine designed to inform the public of Black life and culture, uses the theme
"Save the Children" to present salient issues, problems, resolutions, and solutions
pertinent to the welfare and education of Black children.
I & A-As Black parents, what is the first step to take in saving our children?
SINGLETON: As parents of Black children, we must realize and accept the fact
that our children, to a large extent, are being miseducated in ineffective educational
systems. They are being miseducated in schools where teachers and counselors,
through often subtle means, actually encourage students to leave school before grad-
uation. This miseducation also manifests itself in young high school graduates who
can barely read, write, and calculate.
I & A-What would you say to the children?
SINGLETON: To our children, we must say: "A good education is important
because it can help you have a more or less comfortable life in America." It has
always bothered me to hear adults say, "You 1 had better get an education." It is
much better to tell children that they need certain skills to be successful. They need
to know how to read well enough to analyze, synthesize and critically evaluate infor-
mation and ideas. They must know how to communicate both orally and in writing
so that the message they wish to transmit is received and acted up as it should be.
They must know how to calculate in orders to receive the best goods and services for
the money they must pay.
I & A-Many Black children today are reared in single-family homes.* Do you see
this as a hindrance?,
SINGLETON: It is interesting to note that most of them come from single-family
homes. I do not mean to imply that we need more single-family homes. I am sim-
ply saying that if there is only one parent present in a family to help guide, help,
encourage and love the children, let this not be a hindrance; but let it be a battle cry
to march on and press on.
Dr Roy Singleton, Jr is a retired Associate Professor of Education from the College of Education and Human
Services at the University of North Florida, Jacksonville, Florida, where he taught courses in the areas of
Curriculum and Instruction, English Education, Seconday Education, Elementary Education, and Literacy
Education. Dr: Singleton is a co-author of three literature textbooks -published in 1997by Macmillan/McGraw
- Hill -Jfr middle school students. Dr Singleton, who is also a published poet, graduated fivm New Stanton
Senior High School, Edward Waters College, Clark Atlanta University, and the University of Florida from which
he received the Doctor of Education (Ed. D.) degree in June of 1979.
Please join Mayor John Peyton and
Youth from the Jacksonville Teen Alliance,
Edward Waters College and The Impact House
for an informative dialogue on
crime, violence, and other issues affecting young people in
Facilitated by Dr. Claudette Williams, president of
Edward Waters College and Jacksonville Journey Positive
Youth Development Subcommittee member.
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SHOULD WE STAY IN OR PULL OUT?
Get your mind out of the gutter because I'm referring to
whether or not United States military troops should stay in Iraq.
Well, many people feel that America's soldiers should stay in
Iraq "until we win the war".
I don't think there is a "wdr". The President of the United
States ordered troops to invade Iraq for reasons still unknown to
me. There were no weapons of mass destruction, there was no
threat to the United States or to the countries neighboring Iraq and there was no link to Osama
Bin Laden's terrorists.
Recently, Gen. David H. Petraeus, the senior U.S. commander in Iraq, warned Congress that
progress there was "fragile and reversible". Perhaps the General should have said that life in Iraq
now is worse than it was when Saddam Hussein led the country.
I want my people to understand a couple of things: First, there is no way that the United
States can "win" in Iraq. It is impossible for Western nations to win military conflicts that take
place on the ground. So-called guerrilla wars take heart and they take courage. A guerrilla war-
rior might shine your shoes in the morning and cut your throat at night. They may plant a wreath
one day and plant a roadside bomb the next day.
Every country that has invaded Iraq has been eventually run out of the country. I don't have
to name them all but failed invaders go from the Mongols to the British. Every country that came
into Iraq had to run out.
Secondly, although the U.S. is blaming Iran for increased hostilities in Iraq, the Iraqi people
seem to love Iranians.
Can I prove? Yes!
When Bush, Chaney, McCain and other Americans visit Iraq they have to arrive under cover,
in secret, because they fear they may be attacked. We never know top U.S. officials are in Iraq
until they have left the country.
On the other hand Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad can fly right into Bagdhad any
time he pleases and when he arrives, he is treated like a hero. Iraqis even thrown rose petals at
him and sing songs.
Now you tell me, if Iraqis hate Iran and love Americans in Iraq, why do they cheer
Ahmadinejad and boo U.S. political leaders?
I don't see anything wrong with pulling it out, so to speak. An orderly withdrawal from Iraq
will be best for Americans and Iraqis.
(Gantt's new book "Beast Too: Dead Man Writing" is coming soon. Contact Lucius at
APRIL 19. 2008
Mar 21it -.Aplr It)iI
Things may not be going according to
plan as the week gets started, but it's
Ill about how you react (and how you
don't overreact!). Find a way to slow
down. clear your mind and make a
real etlort to accept things its they are
just lor now. As soon as Wednesday
and Thursday, you can be having
impact on your world again in posi-
tive. fruitful ways. What do you want
to do? And what do you have to say?
A more sensitive souyou know might
need time to get used to a certain idea
or to absorb your outlook. Give every-
one a chance, especially from Friday
through the weekend.
June 22nd-July 22nd
Life may not be tidy as the week gets
going, and you'll definitely want extra
time to think things through. Keep
your plans low-key, and keep in mind
that change is good! A coworker just
might be able to help in a crucial way
around Wednesday and Thursday.
Perhaps you should pick them up a
treat or offer some kind of trade-off--
but then again, they probably owe you
one. From Friday through the week-
end, you -might think your actions
speak louder than words, but every-
thing's open to interpretation. What's
the clearest way you can convey what
you really want to say?
",j Sept 23rd Oct 22nd
It you'ree lookingI o acqiie omeinehini
a, the "eek b'emin mn.ke ture lIhe
value is real -- and don't overestimate
what it'll do for you. The stars can
direct your attention to what really
matters? Something revives your ide-
alism around Wednesday and
Thursday, and it's a good thing. A dis-
cussion with someone who under-
stands your hopes and even shares a
dream or two can help you bring some
of this energy into reality. And from
Friday through the weekend, think 'out
with the old, in with the new' -- and
recognize that an old issue may be
weanng a new guise.
Apr 20th May 20th
If you find yourselfon the greenish-with-
envy side as the week begins, consider the
grass-is-always-greener effect. If you
were in their shoes, the turf might not look
so lush and inviting. You're more philo-
sophical around Wednesday and
Thursday; you're ready to handle your
own issues and work toward improve-
ments in your own situation. And when it
comes to relationships, you're especially
perceptive from Friday through the week-
end and comfortable enough where you
are to take a good look at Fie other per-
son's perspective. You just might like
what you see!
Juh 23rd-Aug 22nd
The really interesting stuff isn't on the
surface as the week gets going. What
are the underlying issues at work?
What's at the core of a relationship?
What do your own emotional depths
tell you? The stars send somethinglike
an electric charge your way around
Wednesday and Thursday. Zap! Others
can see and feel your energy (not to
mention hear how you're telling it like
it is!) -- it's a true time of personal pos-
sibility. From Friday through the
weekend, if you must toot your own
horn call your momi or another big fai
-- odierwise, tr to see what's impres-
sive about others instead.
S Octi23rd-No% 21st
I 'ou seek a_, thie %"ck gei> (gorf i tc
stars help you find. Is it love you're
looking for, or are you ready for the
next big step on your career path?
Your determination and belief in your-
self (plus a little cosmic help!) make
up what others call 'luck.' Then.
around Wednesday and Thursday, a
calculated risk is one thing, while a
random incautious move is quite
another. Be safe and be smart. Then be
the social director on Friday or over
the weekend. Others love your ideas
now, and everyone has fun imple-
menting them, whether it's a group
outing or a one-on-one rendezvous!
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Doe. it i.i gl.i- k'lo k l eill.- i'- P, i o ,ocii
at the beginning of the week. Whether
it's work, a relationship or general
angst, you're not an optimist right
now. Talk to someone you trust, and
be active -- endorphins help! You
ought to be feeling more upbeat
around Wednesday and Thursday, and
a connection you make -- whether of
the 'aha!' type in your mind or with
another person -- helps you see a new
possibility. What's being revealed is
very interesting. From Friday through
the weekend, have a few specific
things to accomplish, and then give
yourself a break.
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want as the week gets going -- in tact,
it could get you involved with some-
thing you won't want to be part of.
Stand up for yourself, and know when
to walk away, too. The conscious
choices you're making have you look-
ing good, and you're able to see when
it pays to be more flexible -- like
around Wednesday and Thursday.
Finding a mutually beneficial compro-
ise earns you aldoiration atill around.
Someone you look utip to figures
prominently on Friday or over the
weekend. Do they have a piece of the
puzzle for you?
April 19, 2008 April 25, 2008 ,
May 21st-June 21st
Variety may be the spice of life, but
there's real satisfaction in focus as the
week be ins. Something -- or is it
someone. -- deserves your undivided
attention. If you don't give it, be ready
for the consequences. You're mentally
voracious around Wednesday and
Thursday, and you'd best have some-
thing for that busy mind to chew on!
Augment work challenges with a book
group (which could be just you and a
certain somebody!), or a lecture, puz-
zle or game. And from Friday through
the weekend, the subtext you re seeing
could be very different from reality.
Don't leave things unspoken now.
S. Aug 23rd Sept 22nd
H llI l .c c re d I d i d ..1 i ij .-
terday or last week just isn't satis-
fying as this week gets going. You
need a fresh challenge, a change
of scenery or a health y shake-up
to your routine. Look to locate the
person, place or thing that's just
lhe ticket around Wednesday and
Thursday. You'll need to go above
and beyond to do so, but it'll real-
ly be worth it! The stars smile on
your efforts, and from Friday
through the weekend, they smile
on matters of the heart. You've got
extra sparkle now -- what are you
doing with it?
No% 22nd Dec 21st
o\'i're mnore 'omforni'. ible in iul. s g
as the week begins and, as always,
there are plenty of people who are
happy to take the spotlight. A support-
ing role earns you gratitude and lyal-
ty, and brings you flexibility instead
f brightly illuminated scrutiny. A
costar comes in handy around
Wednesday and Thursday. Who's the
person who complements you, and
vice-versa? Two heads (or is that
hearts?) are better than one now. And
from Friday through the weekend,
save your money and seek out the
really good stuff-- like they say, it's
not for sale.
J Feb lqth Mar 20th
Dec 22nd-Jan 19th
'.:u't.e oa .a health., perpecnte i tihe
week gets going --you're engaged but
not carriedaway, and you're able to
see where improvements can be made
without going overboard about it.
While you're in evaluation mode, look
within -- your own personal plans and
hopes come into play around
Wednesday and Thursday. Make a
wish list, then translate it into reality -
- how can you get started now? And
from Friday through the weekend,
those who have looked askance at
rour slow and steady pace are sudden-
wondering how you got so far out in
ont. Go on -- you look great!
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s Did You Hear About?...
SUSPICIOUS PERSONS -An officer was dispatched to a place
of business located in the 6000 block of Morrell Rd. where he met
with the complainant who stated that three black males, Suspect #1
Mr. T.C. and Suspect #2 Mr. P.B. and an unknown male were sell-
ing "bootleg" DVD's. The complainant pointed out the suspect's
vehicle. The officer approached the vehicle and saw Suspect #1 sit-
ting in the front passenger's seat. The officer knocked on the win-
dow of the vehicle and Suspect #1 let down the window. The offi-
cer saw what appeared to be marijuana seeds on his lab and
smelled burnt marijuana coming from his body. The officer looked
further into the car and saw a transparent container in the front
.- ',, seat full of CDs and DVDs and it was partially covered with
S-_ -- clothing. Suspect #1 was detained and while he was being patted
',f- :" down, the officer noticed a baggie of marijuana visible in his left
S.. front pocket. He was arrested and placed into the patrol car. The
car was searched and the CDs and DVDs were confiscated and
the other suspect was taken to the PMB, Economic Crimes, to be
,-4' i,--iV_" /interviewed by detectives. They told the interviewers that they
__l were rappers and that those were tapes that they had recorded of
themselves and was trying to promote them. They said that the
unknown black male was the one selling the counterfeit CDs and DVDs. Both were arrest-
ed and transported to the PDF. The CDs and DVDs were placed
into the evidence room and the vehicle was seized.
BATTERY -An officer was dispatched to the 7100 block of
Welland Rd., in response to an unverified 911 call. While ,
enroute he was advised the call had been updated to a battery. /'
Upon his arrival, he made contact with the victim, Ms. SH who / t \
stated that her live-in boyfriend had battered her. Ms. SH / '\
informed him that the suspect, Mr. SH began an argument with l IhI
her and then began to throw things around the house. Mr. SH -
then picked Mr. SH up and body slammed her into the ground
twice. Ms. SH stated she called 911 and then threw the phone
across the room so he would not hand it up. Mr. SH fled the scene before the officer arrived.
Ms. SH stated he left in a pearl white Cadillac. Ms. SH informed the officer he was possi-
bly headed to W. 45th St. Ms. SH and Mr. SH live together
as if a family. They do not have any children together. The
officer observed the kitchen and living room were in disar-
ray. Ms. SH stated her back and head were sore from the
impact of hitting the floor. Rescue 7 and Engine 36
responded to the scene. Ms. SH informed them she recent-
ly had surgery at a nearby hospital and would like to be
transported there. Prior to leaving, the officer advised Ms.
SH of all her legal rights and remedies. He also advised her
of a safe location. Patrol efforts suspended.
Celebrating 15 years of s
Jackie Robinson's Day At The Ball Park
" Jackle Robinson walked onto Ebbets Field and changed baseball forever. Opening Day 1947 was immediately recognized as a
remarkable e% ent the Xoluntary, peaceful desegregation of a longstanding American institution. It remains one of baseball's, and
America's, seminal moments. That's why each year, at the Ball Park, Jackie Robinson is honored.
Although, his jersey is worn by many on April 15 of each year, the number "42" jersey that Robinson wore was permanently
retired by the Major League Baseball Association on April 15, 1997 at his 50th anniversary debut. No Major League or Minor League
player would ever be assigned this number again. Robinson's jersey symbolizes Pride and Passion for the American Game. An excep-
tion was granted to those who was already wearing the number.
When he retired following the 1956 season, Robinson had won the first
Rookie of the Year Award (later renamed in his honor), been named to six
All-Star teams, and earned a Most Valuable Player Award.
Today, as we reflect on his achievements, we sometimes remember -
Robinson the icon the man who broke the color line and forget what an
extraordinary person he was. At UCLA, Robinson lettered in four sports in
a single year baseball, football, basketball, and track the school's first
Jackie Robinson student to do so. As an Army second lieutenant, he faced a court-martial after
refusing to move to the back of the bus on a military base. After baseball, he
was a successful businessman who tirelessly promoted the cause of civil
Nine days before his death in 1972, and 25 years after his first big league. ,. .
season, Robinson spoke at the World Series. In his speech, he thanked Pee ,
Wee Reese, the late Branch Rickey and others who had assisted him in his
career. He then challenged baseball one last time, hoping to "look at that While celebrating at the park this year, the Florida
third base coaching line one day and see a black face managing in baseball." Star's radio show, Impact, had as its guest, the three
IoNegro League players as well as the owner of the
It was Robinson's approach to life, both on and off the diamond not con- Suns, Peter Bragan. He said, "his grandfather, who is
tent with the status quo and always pushing one step further. now 90 years of age, played with Jackie Robinson and
Robinson's jersey certainly signifies his tremendous playing career. they became very goodfriends."Healsostatedthathe
Ultimately, however, what no jersey can ever show are the marks of insults would be having, hopefully this year, a Hank Aaron
and slurs hurled at Robinson while playing, the injustices he endured on and Day with The Florida Star and is trying to get Hank
Jackie Robinson's Jersey off the field, and the character he shoved throughout his life. Aaron to be here at the time.
The Florida Star's 57th Anniversary Celebration
At The Park
Each year on April 15 when the Ball Park honors Jackie
Robinson Day, The Florida Star celebrates at the ball park
since April 15 is also the founding day of The Florida Star.
The Florida Star printed its first issue on April 15, 1951.
The Florida Star has been presented with a number of
awards this year, including the prestigious Onyx Award for
Jacksonville and the State. We are proud that many Florida
and Georgia residents state that they like The Star because it
provides them information that no other media provides and
that if they want to know the 'real truth' they turn to The
Star. It is truly, "the people's choice."
While celebrating at the park this year, The Florida
Star's radio show, Impact (WCGL-AM 1360) covered the
event live. They had as their guest, three Negro League play-
ers, Clyde Golden, Art Hamilton, and Harold "Buster" Hair,
as well as the owner of the Suns, Peter Bragan. The Florida
Star's Editor-In-Chief, Clara McLaughlin interviewed with
Mr. Bragan. He said that his grandfather, who is now 90
years old, played with Jackie Robinson and that they became
very good friends.
FSS .'..- ." 1. -' B '.-L '
Tire three Niegro League Players, Harold "Buster" Hair, (lyde golden, anad Art Hamilton, James HamracK, syaney
Hamrick, Frank M. Powell, III, Lawrence Green (on back wall), Clara McLaughlin, Kenneth Jefferson (in uniform),
Bruce Trimmons, Cassie Williams, Nick Greene, Travis Willis Powell, Dan Evans (on back wall in hat), Wil Ellis
Williams, Pat Randolph (by the back door), Clay Hamrick., and Win Moses (against the wall on the right).
Three Negro League Players: Clyde Golden, Art Hamilton, and Rev. Harold "Buster"
The three Negro League players remembered when they played ball with Jackie
Robinson. Although, they never made it in the Major League, they traveled all over the
country playing ball in the Negro League and was just as good. They recalled on several
occasions when they had to sleep in people's homes in the South because they weren't
allowed to utilize hotels. They talked about the good times, and the difficult times. They
stated that "back then players on the Negro League only made $2.50 per day." But, they had
a great love for the sport. That's what kept them going.
The Florida Star thank them and all players of the Negro League for hanging in there
through the hard times, for they are the ones that made it possible for the Black Major
League players of today.
Negro League Player, Clyde Golden, The Florida and Georgia Star Editor-In-Chief Clara
McLaughlin, Negro League Players, Harold "Buster" Hair, and Art Hamilton, Public
Information Officer, Kenneth Jefferson, and owner of the Suns, Peter Bragan.
Public Information Officer Kenneth Jefferson, in uniform, was the host on the radio
show, IMPACT, doing the welcome for the honor of Jackie Robinson, and The Florida Star.
Clara McLaughlin did the honor of throwing the first ball in the game. She"thanked every-
one that supports The Florida and Georgia Star newspaper as she talked about the founding
of it. The Suns owner, Peter Bragon stated that he hope to have a Hank Aaron Day with The
Florida Star and to possibly have Hank Aaron himself to attend. The Florida Star appreciates
doing business with The Suns, enabling them to celebrate their anniversaries in one of the-
suites at the park and for allowing them to participate during the Honor of Jackie Robinson.
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Blount Island & Talleyrand Marine Terminals
JAXPORT Project No. B2006-02 & T2006-02
JAXPORT Contract No. C-1010F
Sealed bids will be received by the Jacksonville Port Authority
(JAXPORT) until 2:00 P.M. local time on May 18, 2008, at which
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Florida, for Infrared CCTV.
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obtained from the Procurement Department of the Talleyrand
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ATTENDANCE BY A REPRESENTATIVE OF EACH PROSPEC-
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FROM ANY BIDDER WHO IS NOT REPRESENTED AT SUCH
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The mandatory JSEB Participation Goal established for this proj-
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