This item has the following downloads:
|Table of Contents|
Page A 1
Page A 2
Page A 3
Page A 4
Page A 5
Page A 6
Page A 7
Page A 8
Page B 1
Page B 2
Page B 3
Page B 4
Page B 5
Page B 6
Page B 7
Page B 8
Teen Truancy Court,
*is d Matthew W. Gilbert Ho.
Whh" Middl Middle School ,* *
The Grand Lodge See Prep Rap Page 1- .
Thank you for
allowing us to
serve you these
Tuesday and Thursday
from 8:30 to 9:00 pm
The Florida Star and
Impact Striving to Make
Listen live on the Internet
API 26- AY2,208 OL 8 O.2 S50CET
Search is on for Killer
jNo one seems to know why but they all want to know who.
Who came to the Panama Park around 7 p.m. Wednesday and
shot De'Juan Bernard Graham? Why did they shot him about a
half block away from his house and where many children were
playing basketball? Was he targeted? He was 15-years-old.
De'Juan was shot on the parking lot. According to witness, sev-
eral shots were heard but no one saw what happened.
De'Juan Graham, There were several kids playing on the court but all ran away
15, shot to death
when the shots were fired, in an effort to find a safe place. When
the police and medics arrived they were able to talk with a few peo- Search A-7
First African-American to
Hold Public Office Dies
SCharles E. Simmons Jr., 90, died Tuesday. He was 90-years of
Sage and suffered from heart disease.
Mr. Simmons was the first African American in Jacksonville to
hold an elected position since Reconstruction. In 1966, he was
appointed to the Civil Service Board and the following year, he
was elected to the board and served as chairman.
Mr. Simmons was born in Jacksonville and graduated salutato-
rian from Old Stanton High School. He graduated from Lincoln
Simmons Jr. University and earned his MBA from the University of Michigan.
Simmons was a Boy Scout and earned the honor of Eagle Scout
as a youth, received the Silver Beaver award and later served on the district board.
He was a community leader and servant, belonging to many organizations.
Funeral services will be held at Bethel Baptist Institutional at 1:00 p.m. Saturday.
He is the father of Dr. Charles Simmons III, the husband of Jolita Watson Simmons
for 61 years and the brother of Hettie Love of Harrisburg, Pa., and a grandson.
Star Jones Getting a Divorce
Rumors started when' Star Jones left 'The View' in 2006
that her marriage was having difficulty but she denied it
and said that she and her husband were doing well.
However, the rumors started again when she was report-
edly seen with NBA player Dwayne Wade, which she
says had nothing to do with her divorce.
Star Jones and AI Scales Star and husband, Al Scales Reynolds, a former invest-
Reynolds ment banker, were married in New York on November
13, 2004. She is 46 and Reynolds is 39. There wedding
was very well planned with more than 500 camera-ready guests, three matrons of
honors, 12 bridesmaids and four flower girls.
Jones is an attorney and author. She served for many years as a legal correspon-
dent for 'The Today Show.'
The author of two best-selling books, filed for divorce on March 26 in New York.
It was marked as an "Uncontested Matrimonial" case. The records were sealed.
Obama is Being Out Campaigned
Five to One Fr
By: Lonzie Leath
To the left is the Obama fam-
ily. You can only see the top of
the head of his youngest daugh-
ter. When he is on the campaign
trail, it is not so easy. He must
leave his family behind much
of the time. He is the man.
The past months you have
heard how much money he has
raised and is spending. You are
arufeulv nort reminrlded nf the
Senator KaraR t flama with his wifea nd1 flaiihters
amount of "free" air time the
opposing candidates are getting. You are reminded of certain past associates such as
his former pastor and other associates. You are not reminded that his father left him
when he was two years old and his mother struggled to take care of him alone until-
his grandparents took him in. When he is on the trail, he Obama Continued on A-7
Criminal Acts in Jacksonville, St.
Marys and Brunswick Exposed
Teen Shot Before
shot to death
Steve h o u r s
Anderson, before his
44, suspect before h s
prom. Steve Anderson
told officers he did it and
was arrested at the time.
Arrest Made for
ing for the
Purvis, 17, on
January 27, 2008. Carter
was spotted Monday at a
club, and arrested
Man Fondle Boy in
Bruce attempting to
Roberts, fondle a 15-
suspect year-old: boy
at the Mandarin Regional
Public Library. Roberts'
family say he is mentally
St. Marys Bank
Glynn County Man
Charged with Murder
Jackson, 19, of
Yazid charged with
Jackson, the murder of
suspect D w a i n
Johnson, 38, earlier this
month. It was reported
that Yazid beat Johnson
until he passed out.
Johnson died Saturday
from "the injuries sus-
HP St. Marys police and the FBI are
searching for the man who robbed the
Bank of America on Highway 40
Tuesday at 11:15 a.m.
The teller gave the man about $1,200 in
The Camden County Sheriff's Office. K-9 team tried
but could not locate the robber. He is about 5'2" and
had his dreadlock extensions rolled into a bun. Call
(912) 882-4488 with information.
Woman Charged for Claiming
She was Raped
Toshanda Mann, 25, was not arrested but has been
charged with filing a false police report, a misde-
She claimed that she had been raped at the Avenues
Mall on Sunday afternoon in the ladies bathroom after
two men followed her.
She will appear before a judge within five days but is
only expected to pay a fine since this is her first
Senator Hill Gets Honored
N State Senator Anthony "Tony" Hill, Sr.
was presented the Humanitarian of the
Millennium Award by National One
Church One Child during their 21st
National Annual Conference which was
held April 16-18 in Jacksonville.
Senator Hill stated that he was "hum-
bled and honored to receive such a prestigious award
from National One Church One Child which works
across the U.S. in adoption and foster care.
Teen Committed Suicide
Shaniqua Tiera Peterson Who had been reported miss-
ing on April 3, 2008 had returned home. Her aunt went
to church Sunday and upon her return, discovered
Shaniqua in her bedroom on April 20, eight, days after
her 17th birthday, lying on the floor with an apparent
gunshot wound. Her aunt said when she called out to
her, she did not respond. She was covered with blood.
Homicide detectives said they conducted a prelimi-
nary investigation and determined that Shaniqua's
death was a suicide.
Naomi Campbell Going Bald?
Supermodel, Naomi Campbell
appears to be losing much of her
hair, according to the Daily Mail.
The report said that it is thought that
her hair loss stems from years of
wearing tightly woven hair exten-
Naomi's hair loss has not been
Looking for customers to patronize -your
business or utilize your services? If you
answered YES, then you need to place an ad
in The Florida or Georgia Star! CALL
904/766-8834 to place your ad TODAYH
Check, Money Order, Or Credit Cards Aceepted I
8 51069 00151 0
PE MI--. 3
L p,"RV OF FLORIDA HISTORY
P05 SA UNIU OF FL (1.1.09
PO BOX 117007 .09
GAINESUILLE FL 32611.7007
Pope said America owes Blacks
Pope Benedict XVI reminded America while vis-
iting last Week, that it has a way to go before hon-
oring its promise to Blacks and Native Americans.
He said, "Americans have always been a people of
hope." "Your ancestors came to this country with
the experience of finding new freedom and oppor-
tunity." This promise has not been experienced by
all the inhabitants of this land.
Snipes Gets Three Years
Actor and Ocala native, Wesley
Snipes was given the maximal sen-
tence for tax charges Thursday. The
judge said he exhibited a history of
contempt since he had not filed taxes
for three years. Many argued,
included Denzel Washington, that he should get
probation since he had no criminal record but, the
judge sentenced him the maximal of one year for
each offense, a total of three years. He will serve
one year of supervised release.
k `.' --ai
P4 ci~ 4-2 THE STAR APRIL 26. 2008
TEL: (904) 766-8834
FAX: (904) 765-1673
(912) 264-6700 Georgia
Snc ing s,. Johns. Clay. f1ual. Nassau, Alachua,
sglenk', Marion. Mclitosh, Camlden And Glynn
The Florida Star Newspaper is an
independent newspaper published
weekly in Jacksonville, Florida
Send check or money order
with subscription amount to:
The Florida Star,
P.O. Box 40629,
Jacksonville, Florida 32203
The Florida Star will not be responsible for
the return of any solicited
or unsolicited manuscripts or photos.
Opinions expressed by columnists in this
newspaper do not necessarily represent the
policy of this paper
Florida Press Association
National Newspaper Association
Amnialgmated Publisher, Inc.
Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce
First Coast African American
Chamber of Commerce
ADVERTISING AND MARKETING
SPECIAL SECTION EDITOR
To reach The Florida Star
via electronic mail:
On the Web:
The Drop-Out Crisis
by Marc Morial
President and CEO of the National Urban League
MAY E. FORD
CIERYL COWARD SALES DIRECTOR
ETTY ASQiE DAVIS LIZ BILLINGSLEA
BCOLUMNIS T ACCOUNTS MANAGER
MARSHA DEAN PHELTS JAMES GREEN, WILLIAM GREEN
REPORTERIPHOTOGRAPHER ABEYE AYELE, CASSIE WILLIAMS
LONZIE LEATH, F. M. POWELL, ESTER DAVIS,, LAURENCE GREENE,
MICHAEL PHELTS, RICHARD McLAUGHLIN, VONKESTAABRAMS,
DeSIlAYNE BRYANT, ANDREA FRANKLIN, DELORES MAINOR WOODS
GEORGIA BUREAU: (WVRITERS/PHOTOGRAPIHERS/SALES)
WILLIAM GREEN, HATTIE COLEMAN, CASSIE WILLIAMS
W\ILLIAM KING, CLARISSA DAVIS, DANIEL RANDOLPH, PATRICIA RAN-
DOLPH, HAMP MCDOWELL
CLARA FRANCES McLAUGHLIN
"Invest in the human"
soul. Who knows, it
might be c diamond in
Mary McLeod Bethune
I participated in a con-
ference organized by
General Colin Powell in
Washington, D.C. earli-
er this month and
learned that every 26
seconds, one American
high school student
drops out of school -
that's over 3,000 youth
per day; nearly 10,000
youth each month; or
1.1 million young peo-
ple a year. And unfortu-
nately, the crisis has hit
Today, in the nation's
50 largest cities, only 52
percent of public high
school students gradu-
ate, compared with a
national average of 70
percent. Even more star-
tling is the disparity in
between many urban
areas and their more
affluent suburbs. In New
York the graduation rate
is 47.4 percent for the
city and 82.9 percent for
the suburbs. In
Philadelphia the split is
49.2 vs. 82.4 percent and
in Los Angeles, it is 57.1
vs. 77.9 percent.
The fact is, almost
half of African-
American and Latino
teens do not graduate on
time. High school drop-
outs are more likely to
be unemployed, live in
poverty and wind up in
prison. Because the
financial implications of
dropping out of high
school are directly relat-
ed to a person's level of
education, the financial
stability of black fami-
lies, black communities
and the nation at large
are impacted by the
African American high
school drop out rate.
Effects of high school
drop out rates on the
global economy are just
as devastating. At a time
when Asian giant like
China and India are win-
ning the competition for
technology and jobs,
America simply can't
afford to leave millions
of largely black and
brown young diamonds
languishing in the
rough. We are literally
throwing away our
Also, it is estimated
that if the graduation
rates for minority and
White students actually
reached parity by 2020,
the potential increase in
income across the nation
would add more than
$310 billion to the U.S.
The current drop out
rate is a crisis, more
vital to our future than
the war in Iraq or the
current economic reces-
sion. It's time we treated
it as such. We have both
a national and a moral
obligation to make sure
that.all of our children
get the education they
need to succeed. I'm not
talking about throwing
money at the problem -
I'm talking about invest-
ing in human capital. I'm
talking about making
certain that all black
children have access to a
quality education. And,
research has shown that
the achievement gap
between white and
minority students is due
in large part to inequities
in income and funding.
We must provide ade-
quate resources, not
only for public educa-
tion, but for health pro-
grams and mentoring
and after-school pro-
grams so our children
are given every opportu-
nity to graduate, go on
to college and make a
The great American
educator, Mary McLeod
Bethune once -said she
would never rest while
"there is a single
[African American] boy
or girl without a chance
to prove his worth."
And, in 1954, when the
Supreme Court ended
school segregation in
the landmark Brown v
Board of Education
case, there was the exu-
berant hope that a quali-
ty education would at
last be the guarantee for
every child in America.
But 54 years after
Brown, we seem to be
falling further behind.
It's time we American
citizens, the Bush
and state governments
and all presidential can-
didates do something
Marc Morial is
President and CE.O of
the National Urban
Founded In April 1951 By Eric 0. Simpson
First African American Inducted Into
The Florida Press Hall Of Fame
APRIL 26, 2008
I Cel.ebrating IS years of success
Faith In Our Community
SSchedule of Events and Services
COMMUNITY HOSPICE OF NORTHEAST
FLORIDA 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 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.
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: email@example.com or sweet-
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
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-
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.
Ask Us About Our
If there had been a death
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 Y. Bartley
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-
BIBLE SCHOOL CONVENTION 2008 -May 9th to
llth. Service time will begin on Friday and. Saturday
nights at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday morning at 9:45 a.m. at
the Holy Tabernacle Church, 6416 Miriam St.,
Jacksonville. The Bishop, Pastor and members are
inviting all to come and celebrate. The theme is "Show
Me Thy Ways, 0 Lord, Teach Me Thy Paths." Psalms
25:4. For more information, call the church at 904-764-
3754 or Min. H. Bell at 904-708-5331.
A GOSPEL MUSICAL AT GREATER MT. SALEM
BAPTIST CHURCH, 2335 Moncrief Rd., Rev. C.E.
Banks, Pastor. April 27th at 6 p.m. Appearing on pro-
gram will be: The Gospel Sheppard and local gospel
groups of the city.
PEACE TABERNACLE ASSEMBLY OF GOD
WOMEN'S MINISTRY PRESENTS -"In
Anticipation of My Deliverance Worship Service",
Friday, May 2nd at 7 p.m. 2308 Soutel Drive. Doors
open at 6 p.m. Special guests: Evangelist Linnie Brock,
Sister Karol Clark, Pastor Pearl Cole, Evangelist
Connie Jenkins and Rev. Susan Takis. For additional
information, please contact Alice Mickiesat 904-502-
8172 or 904-683-5731.
GREATER NEW MT. MORIAH MISSIONARY
BAPTIST CHURCH, located at 1953 West 9th St.,
Jacksonville, with Rev. Dr. Percy Jackson, Sr. & Jr.,
Pastors, will have their 63rd Church Anniversary and
the 33rd Pastor's Anniversary of Rev. Jackson, Sr.,
May 4th, May 18, and May 25th at 4 p.m. Theme:
"Never Would Made It," Psalm 124. "THE LIFE AND
LEGACY CONCERT," May 17th at 6 p.m..Featuring:
Renee Ross & Jamison Ross, Deloris Porterfield &
Min. Jennie Randolph, Min. Tim Jackson, etc. For more
information, please call 904-354-0145.
MOUNT SINAI MISSIONARY BAPTIST
CHURCH located at 2036 Silver St., with Rev. R.L.
Gundy, Pastor, is having a Live Gospel Recording with
True Way Church of the Risen Christ Saturday, April
26th at 4:30p.m. Come and join us, it's FREE for all.
For more information, call the church at 904-354-7249.
Listings are due the Tuesday before the next issue. Email
submissions preferred. Send to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
ALLEN, Carrie B., died
April 18, 2008.
Zae, died April 20, 2008.
BROWN, Patricia A., died
April 16, 2008.
BOYD, Caroln, died April
BULLOCK, Helen, died
April 17, 2008.
C AME RON ,
Fan'dessshia, died April 13,
CARTER, Lane M., died
April 19, 2008.
COGDELL, Catherine, ied
April 12, 2008.
COLEMAN, Rev. Lincoln
J., Sr., died April 17, 2008.
DANIEL, Franklin, died
April 15, 2008.
DAVIS, Elaine, 56, died
April 20, 2008.
DAWSON, Jerome, III, 18,
died April 19, 2008.
82, died April 21, 2008.
Alphonso West Mortuary,
EUNICE, Brenda J., 52,
died April 17, 2008.
FREEMAN, Joseph, Jr.,
died April 15, 2008.
GAINES, Russell, 53,.died
April 11, 2008.
died April 18, 2008.
JAMES, Ineu died April
LEWIS, Fred, Jr., died
April 15, 2008.
LOFTON, Malvin, died
April 8, 2008.
McCRAY, Audrey, died
April 12, 2008. Alphonso
West Mortuary, Inc.
PETERSON, Shaniqua T.,
17, died April 20, 2008.
'Tony', died April 15, 2008.
RANDOLPH, Juanita J.,
died April 13, 2008.
Alphonso West Mortuary,
ROGERS, Larry, died
April 19, 2008.
RUNYAN, Destiny L., died
April 14, 2008.
died April 21, 2008.
STANLEY, Margaret E.,
died April 21, 2008.
WILLIAMS, Evelyn, died
April 18, 2008.
WILERSON, Gregory A.,
died April 18, 2008.
SThe Church Directory
SCome and Worship With Us"
New Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church
1824 Prospect Street Jacksonville, FL 32208
Sunday School ..................................... 9:30 a.m .
Sunday Morning Worship .......................11:00 a.m.
Youth Church 2nd & 3rd Sundays
(Old Sanctuary)....................................11:00 a.m .
Tuesday Prayer Meeting...................... 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday Pastoral Bible Study ............ 8:00 p.m.
Rev. Eric Lee, Pastor
Rev. Joe Calhoun, Pastor Emeritus
(904) 764-5727 Church
Historic Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church
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
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 M 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 --------------------------------------- 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.
Wednesday ......... Bible Study .......... 7:30 p.m.
Motto: "Endeavoring to have a Heart After ,,God"
Purpose: "Reaching People for Jesus"
Mount Sinai Missionary Baptist Church
2036 Silver Street Jacksonville, FL 32206
(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.........................12 Noon
Inspiration Wednesday Worship Service....................6:00-8:00 p.m.
Prayer Meeting & Bible Study, Youth Bible Study & Activities
Clara McLaughlin Yvonne 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"
The Leadership Jacksonville Celebration 2008 with J.F.
Bryan, IV serving as Master of Ceremonies was a magnificent-
ly amazing evening at the Hyatt Regency. Hotel.
The celebration honored three distinguished Community
Trustees. This year's honorees were: Ms. Barbara Drake LJ
'92, Owner Barbara Drake Trading, LLC, Noah Henderson -
LJ '83, Program Facilitator FCCJ, and Teala Milton LJ '84 The College Presidents Dr. Claudette
While the honorees were affable and humorous when they The Noah Hendersons at Leadershi Wdllhams (EWC) and Dr. Barbara Darby
prseteat fmlyefiedsadtuporerrteYoth ThCNaNhrHenCadersodsithLeaderration
were presented to family, friends and supporters, the Youth Jacksonville's Celebration 2008.Mr Celebration 2008 Honoree Noah Henderson (FCCJ-North Cam us) with Celebration
Leadership Alums who introduced the honorees were as always Henderson was a 2008 Honoree. with his family. 2008 HonoreeMrs. arbaraDrake
Congratulations to each of the honorees!
'Club-ing' With The Jacksonville Moles
For two consecutive months the members of The
Jacksonville Moles have been 'Club-ing'.
First there was the 'Parade of Hats' Dinner Party at the new
TPC Club hosted by Jacksonville Moles member/Interior ,
Designer Mrs. Jacqueline Williams with her hubby Hastings
Williams. At this 'Club-ing' event Jacksonville Moles mem-
bers arrived for dinner in their loveliest hats for an elegant din- Dr. Claudette Williams with EWC's .
ner with their 'Mules' (husbands/significant others of Moles). new VP, Ms. Angela Getter. Leadership Jacksonville Alums Fred FCCJ Staffers and Noah Henderson support-
A.fter dinner, prizes were given to Jacksonville Moles having McGinnis anid Michael Stewart. ers at the Leadershi Jacksonville Celebration
were: Mesdames Catherine Lester, Mercedes
the most unusual hats. Among the winners were: Dr. Lois Robinso.,; and Margaret Mathis.
Gibson and Mrs. Janice Hice.
Being a 'hat' person, I was delighted to have an added
opportunity to wear my most fantastic hat. It was an evening of
exceptional food and delightful conversation in a superbly ele-
And then Jacksonville Moles member Mrs. Lydia Dwight
Wooden hosted 'Club Lydia' at the Mill Cove Golf Club. Mill'
Cove owners T.C. and Mrs. Ruby Newman had transformed
the Golf Club into a Night Club. Hostess Wooden who is a cre- JTA'Staffers-Ms. Terri Smith and Kenny
ative party planner made sure 'Club Lydia' was filled with great Williams. Mesdames SusanMain, LauriePriceand'Sam'
food, libations and exceptional entertainment. Coordinating the Tysver
entertainment was Ms. Tonese Thomas that included C1 Jazz
Band, PWM (Mime Performance), the Spoken Word, and Mrs. Shirley Stetson, Dr. Afesa Adams and
Ms. Thomas. Bryant Rollins tt LJ Celebration.
The motto of The Moles is: "Enjoy Yourself, It's Later
Than You Think". Under the local leadership of president Mrs.
Madeline Scales-Taylor, Moles members live up to their
motto each time that they meet!
Youth Leadership Alums: Amy Pittman,
Ryan Clay, Kevin Baker, Keturah
3 The Honorable Lad Daniels, Ms. Jacquie
Gibbs and Mike Miller.
Gibbs and Mike Miller. Dr. Clauidtte J1illiams and Ms. Carolyn
Broughton with LJ friends.
Jacksonville Moles members Mesdames Jacqueline
Williams and Betty Cody at their March meeting/dinner
party. Photo by Dr. William Cody.
-Mother and Daughter Jacksonville Moles mem-
Je a i oe bers Columnist Betty Asque Davis and Mrs.
Jaksonville Moles members MesdamesMichelle Davis Singleton. Photo by Dr. William
Jacqueline Williams and Louise Huey. Ms. Tonese Thomas sings an Etta James Cody.
.. Photo by Dr. William Cody. tune at 'Club Lydia.
JacAson'ille .lohl .tesdaime% Joy'ce Frink, Lydia I lioden .
and Tinre Dawkins with JlacksoimUille MuIles member i C
Newmait. PPhoto bi, Dr. II illianm Cod,
Jacksonville Mules members Henry Speights, Howard Taylor, T C. Jacksonville Moles embers Mesames Janet Owens, Char
Jacksonville Moles members Mesdames Janet Owens, Chapter
SNewman, Neil Frink, Warner Si igeton, Dr. Wilam Codv and Joseph Prez Madeline Scales-Taylor, Betty Cody, Ruby Newman anid Dr.
Jackson. Photo courtesy ofDr. m Cody Helen Jackson. Photo by Dr. William Cody.
Jacksonville Moles members Mesdames
Jacqueline Williams, Dr. Lois Gibson and
Janice Hice. Photo by Dr. William Cody.
Jacksonville Moles member Mrs. Ruby Mrs. L 'dia Dwight Wooden at her
Newmai with .ht, n ilh Mlies mem bears Jacksonville Moles/Mules Diner Pats, Host The Jackso on te Mlsmn a er r.b LoisavPrisGibson wit 'Club Lydia' Mles 'Meeting.'
Joseph Jackson. 17 C. Newman amid Hastings Hastings .iliamses Photo by, Dr. iif7liam Cod bt
J Villianms. Photo by Dr. Will1iam C'odv."
t7ii 7~T~ -~ .'. '.3$~#L 'itsm~
APRIL 26, 2008
'' ~ ~ I.'I -,?-..
I 2. 20 0 _T ,HE. STAE-
-.. ..' ,,' ...
'~~~ ." '1"
.. '' ', '*; -.
,- ..J". ", : .' *
"Many people don't know
how much community
support can help families,
but I'm one who does.
As a child and a teenager,
my family survived some
tough times with the help of
many community programs.
I especially thank Blue Cross
and Blue Shield of Florida for
supporting our community
then and now. I have a great
job and my employer offers
t a Blue Cross and Blue Shield
of'RFrida health care plan as
part of my benefits. I have
been blessed withonother
chance in life and I will make
,the most of it."
... e Gray .' '
............................................ .-...;..., .. ..,
', .,-. ;. ..
," .'. r .,. .'- ,'.':
..: : -.,!- *"' 'Y--....
' i'. -: i' "'! "*.* "* -.-'*.-
* ~ .,
e Cross and Blue
An Independent Licensee of tme
Blue Cross and Blue Shield A&socialion
------ W ..- .. .T ..7 ,.. .. .,,- -- -, -:,e, o, ,?'. .-, ;-. -..,-..; = ..,
". ,: -_._" ; : .-_j -:." .: % ; ,-*.. '' -:; .. ; ,' .' : : ..
: I. .-;
is, please call 996-9079 to speak with one of our agents.
., "::" t~~-6- .. -
-- I -mr -.0.________ __________
C.: '... :
APRIL 26, 2008
PAGE A-6 THE STAR APRIL 26, 2008
Authors Denene Millner and Mitzi Miller
Have a Sizzling Novel in Hotlanta!
By Rych McCain teen audience and gives another and also opens
Denene Millner photo by Nick them the stories they the door for people to see
Chilles, Mitzi Miller Photo by crave and characters they the sensibilities of
Michael Lavine ,; ..;u txbfi A.A,--46
They are veteran writ-
ers for newspapers, wire
services and magazines
such as Essence,
Honey, Elle (U.K.), Vibe
and others. They have
authored and co-authored
books separately and
together. Now they have
collaborated on a special
project geared toward
black teens in the form of
a new novel titled
Hotlanta. The story cen-
ters on a pair of twin sis-
ters Sydney and Lauren
Duke. They are step-
daughters of a self made
millionaire. They have'
wealth, privilege, cool
cars, designer clothes,
attended the most exclu-
sive private school in
Atlanta and live in a man-
sion in the exclusive
Buckhead. section of
Atlanta. They are social
smart and date the hottest
guys around. But their
lives are -not without con-
fusion and problems.
This is a first in a tril-
ogy targeted at black
teens. As Millner puts it,
Holanta.is designed for a
The GigIs Up
Our sources reveal
that the famed Soul
Train Awards, which at
one time was "Thee"
award show to see and be
seen, has run out of track
and is kaput! This is
probably due to the lack
of support during the last
few years of the so-called
black "A" List! I say so-
called because most "A"
List black talent is only
"B" or "C" list in the
Hollywood arena (just
keeping' it real)! The 22nd
annual show has been
pulled and shelved.
When I covered last
year's pitiful show in
Pasadena, I said then that
I didn't see a lasting,
future for this event. It is
unfortunate because Soul
Train (the TV Show) was
the launching pad for
90% of not only musical
talent but choreogra-
phers, writers, dancers,
comedians, rappers and
actors of black descent.
Years before BET
even existed; most black
talent couldn't get a
break sidewise anywhere
on TV and would crawl
over a mile of broken
glass to appear on "Soul
Train." Most were
nobody until after their
ride on the famed high-
rated broadcast which
catapulted many to
superstardom in the 70's,
80's, 90's and after the
an Uien Ly wI tlllt lare i
timely and appropriate, so
they don't feel compelled
to read books they're not
ready for." This novel
clearly exemplifies the
true economic diversity in
the black community.
That is to say that all are
not poor and ghetto.
Many of those who are
wealthy got there other
than sports and entertain-
explains, "The way we
made the story, we break
down a whole lot of
stereotypes of kids from
the 'hood and those that
live the lifestyle of the
rich and famous. We
show that both of those
lifestyles have their ups:
and their downs and at the
end of the day, people are
just trying to live their
life. Our characters in
Buckhead learn about the
characters in the West
End just like the West
End characters learn that
these girls are not the
stereotype that you have
of rich folks'. We're hop-
ing that the book helps to
break down the stereo-
types that we have of one
millennium. Now these
same arrogant, forgot-
couldn't reach back to
support their roots. This
is another sad but real
example of black on
black non-support which
has hurtfully put the Soul
Train Awards on ice and
in the history books.
Six years after being
indicted on child pornog-
raphy charges stemming
from a vulgar, ghettoe-
fled video tape where it is
alleged that he was per-
forming explicitly lewd
and graphic sexual acts
on and with a 14 year old
girl; singer R. Kelly will
be going to trial in May
in Chicago. Jury selec-
tion is scheduled to begin
on May 9th. We'll see if
the jury sees something
wrong with a little bump
Happy Birthday con-
grats is in order for Dee
Dee Davis from The
Bernie Mac Show. She
turned 12 on the 17th of
April. (And yes she is
part of Rych McCain's
Family of Child/Teen
BRA BOYS narrated
by Russell Crowe is a
good documentary film
about "The Bra Boys," a
violent surfing gang from
Whereas the authors
themselves did not grow
up wealthy, they became
successful via their own
trials and struggles in
their chosen professions.
The authors hope that the
youth will get a copy of
Hotlanta and that it will
encourage them to read
The book is being pro-
moted on web sites such
as "Teen Read" which is
for and about teen novels.
They also have an inter-
view video circulating on
U-Tube, MSNBC and
Yahoo. The ladies are
making stops at libraries
and schools and are avail-
able for dates that involve
youth and literacy.
Hotlanta will keep the
attention of the young
black teen readers and it
is a .book that they won't
have to sneak and read
behind their parents back.
nMiller reflects back in
the day when she used to
devour the Sweet Valley
High series books. She
scowls, "There wasn't
one Black character, not
one! What we hope to do
Australia suburb white
ghetto of Maroubra
Beach. Like their black
counter parts, these youth
come from broken
homes, poverty and no
daddy in the house to all
of the usual disadvan-
The film centers on
the Abberton brothers
who were members of
the "Bra Boys" gang.
Sunny, the oldest (who
wrote and directed -this
film), was a pro champi-
on surfer. His brother
Koby was charged and
acquitted for the haurder
of a Sydney standover'
man (Australian slang for
an extortionist who uses
physical violence or
threats, to extract pay-
ment on behalf of anoth-
er). His brother Jai was
also charged and acquit-
ted as an accessory in his
brother's legal fight. And
Dakota the baby brother
lived life via the rep of
his three older brothers.
The film takes you
through the history of
Maroubra beach and the
culture that resulted. It is
a fascinating rare inside
look at youth gang life
is give teens (i.e., blacks)
something where they see
themselves, they see their
experiences. That's why
Hotlanta has so many
economic and personality
ranges. It has a little bit of
everything so that every-
one is included."
Parents reading this
article should hurry out to
the bookstores and secure
a cop3 of Hotlanta for
your teen and: school
make it required "reading
: for their literature classes.
We may even see this
book series .on the big or;
little screen soon,.
Available from Commercial News Providers"
Top Rated Primetime Programs Among
African-American TV Homes
Week Ending 04/14/08.
1. American Idol Tues., FOX
2. Dancing With the Stars, ABC
3. ABC News: Dem. Pres. Debate, ABC
4. American Idol Wed., FOX
5. Law and Order: SVU, NBC
6. Hell's Kitchen, FOX
7. CSI:Miami, CBS
8. CSI:NY, CBS
9. Dancing With the Stars Results, ABC
10. Don't Forget the Lyrics, FOX
Source: Nielsen Media Research
$80 Billion. That's how much money Federal Student Aid awards each year in grants,
low-interest loans and work-study to students in colleges, trade schools and professional schools.
You and your family may be eligible. So go online and learn how Federal Student Aid, part of the U.S.
Department of Education, can help you begin-to realize your dream of an education after high school.
START HE RE"'*::.
GO FURTHER .:.Wr
FEDERAL STUDENT AID
-------- -- --- -----
APRIL 26, 2008
I WHASSUP IN HOLLYHOOD I
Obama Continued from A-1
campaigning against Hillary, Bill, Chelsea, and McCain.
Hillary gets 30 to 40% more free airtime on cable, network TV, comedy shows, and
local and national radio, separate and apart from her paid commercials.
This free airtime is the equivalent of a continuing live free running commercial
against Barack Obama.
Free additional commercial time comes from former President Bill Clinton where-
in he gets about 20 to 30 free spots daily on cable, network TV, comedy shows, local
and national radio. It is the equivalent of a continuing live free running commercial
Chelsea Clinton, their daughter gets ten to 15 free spots daily in the same manner,
free. It too is the equivalent of continuing live free running paid commercials
John McCain gets 30 to 40% free spots in the same manner with the same equiv-
ABC network via their debate gives about free 1,0 to 20% commercial airtime
boost to Hillary Clinton in addition to John McCain, Chelsea Clinton, and Bill
Clinton getting additional subliminal airtime which is equivalent to continuing live
free running commercials against Obama.
A sixth opponent is the relentless effort to saturate the airwaves with the words
"race and black" reminding, suggesting and indicating (directly and subliminally) to
non-black Americans that this "race and black" stuff and/or talk is an example of
what Americans will be forced to deal with if a Black president is elected. -This
method/opponent is designed to undermine Obama's campaign. Obama supporters
need to attack and work diligently to remove the words "race and black" from the
Bottomline: Considering all of the above, Barack Obama is being outspent equiva-
lently five to one. If Obama did not have money, the race would be over, today.
The Florida Star
The Georgia Star,
Call Liz at
She will set you up.
Knowledge is Power but only if you use it!
Read The Florida/Georgia Star.
DE-- E-- ....ET THE POST ~O~FC'- ".
DELIVER THE FLORIDA or GEORGIA STAR I
SA 1 .
I want a One Year Subscription to The Florida or GeorgiaStar! Please donate 10% f
my paid Subscription to the church or non-profit organization listed below.
Please send my Subscription to:
Name NVRso .
State Zip Code ___
Name of Organization: ___
A TRADITION OSFF
() 6 Months $20.00i
(DELIV) One Year $35.00 () 2 Yeas $67.00GA STAR
SEND TO: YOU
The Florida/Georgia Star
P. O. Box 40629 I
Jacksonville, FL 32203-40629
Cash, Check, Money Orderription to:
or Credit Card Accepted.
IState ___________Zip code.
Do the math. If all parties, Hillary, Bill, Chelsea, John and Barack were getting
equally free airtime under the disguise of news, in a one hour telecast where Hillary,
Bill, Chelsea and John each get two (2) minutes which equals to eight minutes, to
make a.free negative or derogatory (for example), he is outspending Hillary five to
one but still can't win) comment and Obama gets two minutes to rebut each of their
negative statements to promote his campaign, wouldn't we hear a different story?
What we are seeing is the look of a negative campaign collaboration between Hillary,
Bill, Chelsea and John, using the media to subliminally max-out the negative free
airtime to condemn Obama, while stating, "he is outspending" running commercials
five to one which causes donors, viewers, readers and listeners to question his abili-
ty to win because Hillary is being overwhelmed by his money. Wakeup people!
When you see and hear the negatives rather race, gender, associations or religion,
remember how much and where it is coming from. Obama made strides that no
other candidate has done. He made a lot of progress towards racial, educational,
financial and age harmony. He has received a lot of unexpected financial support
from the community rather than the lobbyist and rich supporters of the past? He has
changed the landscape for politics. When' the lobbyist make the contributions, the
recipients must follow their guides in setting laws. Obama is changing this with his
support from the people. This is truly a "Change." ,Don't believe the hype. "..truth
will set you free." (John 8:31-32)
Search Continued from A-1
ple but seriously need to get some clues.
There is a community neighborhood Watch Program and they scheduled a meet-
ing for Thursday night to try and get answers on this crime and keeping their
neighborhood safe. Persons with clues may call Crimestoppers 1-866-845-TIPS.
You don't have to give your name and you may receive a reward.
Abraham Lincoln was elected to Congress in 1846.
John F. Kennedy was elected to Congress in 1946.
Abraham Lincoln was elected President in 1860.
John F. Kennedy was elected President in 1960.
Both were particularly concerned with civil fights.
Both wives lost their children while living in the White House.
Both Presidents were shot on a Friday.
Both Presidents were shot in the head
Now it gets really weird.
Lincoln 's secretary was named Kennedy.
Kennedy's Secretary was named Lincoln.
Both were assassinated by Southerners.
Both were succeeded by Southerners named Johnson.
Andrew Johnson, who succeeded Lincoln, was born in 1808.
Lyndon Johnson, who succeeded Kennedy, was born in 1908.
John Wilk s Booth, who assassinated Lincoln, was born in 1839.
Lee Harvey Oswald, who assassinated Kennedy, was born in 1939.
Both assassins were known by their three names.
Both names are composed of fifteen letters.
Now hang oi to your seat.
Lincoln was shot at the theater named 'Ford.'
Kennedy was shot in a car called Lincoln made by 'Ford.'
Lincoln was! shot in a theater and his assassin ran and hid in a wa
Kennedy was shot from a warehouse and his assassin ran and hid
Booth and Oswald were assassinated before their trials.
And here's the kicker...
A week before Lincoln was shot, he was in Monroe Maryland
A week before Kennedy was shot, he was with Marilyn Monroe.
This is one history lesson most people probably will not mind reading!
APRIL 26 2008
PAGE A -A HuTRARL2,20
Tomatoes on the Vine......................... lb
SURPRISINGLY LOW PRICE
(Organic Tomatoes on the Vine ... lb 2.99)
Boneless Top Sirloin Steak
Publix Premium Certified Beef, USDA Choice
SAVE UP TO 2.50 LB
Macaroni Salad ............. 3
For Fast Service, Grab & Gb!, 32-oz cont.
SAVE UP TO .30
Publix Yogurt ........ 5-
Assorted Varieties, 6 to 8-oz cup
SAVE UP TO 1.30 ON 10
Prices effective Thursday, April 24 through Wednesday, April
Only in Orange, Semiriole, Brevard, Duval, Clay, Nassau, Putnam, Flagler
Columbia, Leon, Volusia, Marion and Alachua Counties in Fla. Quantity rigl
Assorted Varieties, 12.25 to 13-oz bag
(Excluding Baked!. Light, and Natural.)
Quantity rights reserved.
SAVE UP TQ 3.49
, St. Johns,
pub1,i x c o mad s
ed Donuts, 6-Count............. 249
d Fluffy, Made Fresh Each Day,
e Publix Bakery, 10-oz pkg.
P TO .30
- -LU #8301
Publix Soft Drinks
Limit one deal per coupon per customer.
Customer is responsible for all applicable taxes.
This coupon is non-transferable.
SURPRISINGLY LOW PRICE
Good through April 30 for April 24, 2008 ad effective date stores.
S HOP PI NG IS
A PLEASU R E.
IN TRANSPORTATION, LOGISTICS, MANUFACTURING & MARITIME-RELATED BUSINESS
Wednesday, APRIL 30, 2008
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the UNF University Center
* Approximately 50 local companies will recruit for careers in warehousing,
manufacturing, trucking, port operations, HR, IT and more
* Opportunities for students, career changers and industry professionals
* Registration required: visit JAXPORTjobs.com today to post your resume
Register to win your interview wardrobe!
For information, visit JAXPORTjobs.com.
Sponsored by JAXPORT and the First Coast Manufacturers Association
F.IRsi COAST .MAI NI.A(TURERS A.O('l\ loN lATORIT
JACKSONVIlKLE PORT AUTHORITY
1 Cat inr~ iStC.4~.O1
APRIL 26, 2008
I BAE SYSTEMS I
APRIL 26. 2008 THE STAR PAGE B-1
The FL/GA Star *
Neary 3000gMebea oghegasoicFaiy istd a4snvllg
(Continued from 4-19-08)
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 Lodge
Communication. The organization, led by the Reverend
Dr. Michael R. Moore 330, KYCH, Most Worshipful
Grand Master, was well worth attending.
Grand Masters from around the country joined
Florida's Grand Master, the Reverend Dr. Moore for
his meetings from such areas as California, Nevada,
Nebraska, Georgia, South Carolina, Maryland, Virginia
and Washington, D.C...
Following are more pictures from this Grand Event.
Reverend Dr. Michael R. Moore 330 KYCH Most
Worshipful Grand Master, along with Mrs. Moore.
Maggie Moon Past International Princess
Captain AMARANTH Grand Chapter D DES P
Springhill Missionary Baptist Church
On April 20, 2008 at 2:00
Church had their
Ceremony at their new
location 11046 Harts
Road. Guest attending the
Johnny A. Gaffney,
District 7, Pat Lockett
Felder, Candidate for
Holzendorf Co-chair of
King Holzendorf, former
10, Warren Jones
Councilmember Dist. 9
(from left to right) Councilmember Dr. Johnny A. Gaffey,
District 7, Rev. Michael A. Jackson, Pastor of SpringhillM.B.
Church, Pat Lockett Felder, Candidate for House Representative
(From left io right) Minister I illiam Goode & Pastor, Jeremiah Robinson oj Roij
M.B. Church & Pastor Jackson as he lead the Springhill Family in prayer.
JDB Homes Announces Grand Opening, Leslie's Hideaway
JDB HOMES, INC. JACKSONVILLE, FL --JDB Homes (Jacksonville Design
Build) proudly announces their community Grand Opening on Saturday and Sunday,
May 3-4, 2008 in Leslie's Hideaway, one of the north side's hottest new townhome
communities. Located on Duval Road just south of Dunn Avenue, Leslie's Hideaway
is just minutes away from Downtown, local Schools, and numerous restaurants, the-
atres, and shopping at River City Marketplace. JDB Homes is offering four spacious 2
and 3 bedroom floor plans with loft option, square footage ranging from 1250 550,
designer elevations with beautiful stone and stucco exteriors, and prices start as low as
$118,990! Not to mention all appliances are included and buyers are given the oppor-
tunity to personalize their home with a wide variety of affordable options. For more
information, contact Mike Kratz at (904) 735-5528 or email at
In accordance with their plans to spotlight a local charitable organization at each
of their Grand Openings, JDB Homes also announces that representatives from The
Bridge of Northeast Florida Inc. will be present to provide information about their
services. The Bridge is a nationally recognized "best practice" agency, serving at-risk
children in some of Jacksonville's most underserved neighborhoods. The Bridge uti-
lizes a comprehensive model with academics, health, enrichment, and social services.
JDB Homes will be making a $10 donation to The Bridge for every person that regis-
ters at the Leslie's Hideaway model. "We are honored with the opportunity to partner
with JDB Homes. Building a positive and safe community is a goal we mutually share.
We felt this idea was innovative and we look forward to promoting the grand opening
event with friends of The Bridge and JDB Homes," said Davalu Parrish, President and
CEO of The Bridge of Northeast Florida Inc.
JDB Homes' first community grand opening in Pickett's Cdve was held April 5-6,
2008 spotlighting Angelwood, who has since received a company donation of $1,080.
Two additional new JDB Homes' communities are scheduled to open between May
and July 2008; Dames Point Cove and Trout River Bluff. Dames Point Cove located
in Arlington is scheduled to open the end of May offering single family homes from
the $260's and will spotlight Hubbard House, an agency that provides shelter and out-
reach services for domestic violence victims and their families in Jacksonville.
Trout River Bluff located in Northwest Jacksonville is scheduled to open mid-July
offering single family homes with prices in the $170's and will spotlight Trinity
Rescue Mission, a privately funded organization who offers various programs to
Jacksonville's homeless to help get them off the street and restored into active, self-
sufficient roles in our community.
JDB Homes is one of Jacksonville's newest, locally-owned homebuilding compa-
nies 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-
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 www.newidbhomes.com.
P~4GF R-2 THE STAR APRIL 26. 2008
ft -w- 0 0
e&On qom m*a.-4 n
--.4b ____&__ 0 -
~ ~ -
4b .m -
"Copyrighted Material. .
Available from Commercial News Providers"
- .', .a -W #-
4b -~ .~
--do" 40 -~
- 5- a
- a~ .4
-0 a aa a-
a -... -am -
--Now 0 lo .
. 4D q- -"- www
wal. on- -- 4 % q -qw- Go-N
a ~- ~ -
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.
MDA SEEKS VOLUNTEERS FOR 2008 SUMMER CAMP -Volunteer counselors are
needed to assist young people with neuromuscular diseases and help them enjoy a fun-filled
MDA summer camp June 7th through June 12th at Epworth by the Sea, St. Simon's Island.
Applicants must be at least 16 yeais old and able to lift and care for a young person between
the ages of 6 and 21. To obtain a volunteer application, call your local MDA office at (800)
572-1717 or visit our website at www.mda.org/clinics/camp.
MATTHEW WILLIAM GILBERT HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1968 is having their 40th
Reunion, June 20-22, 2008. The Banquet will be held June 21st at 7:00 p.m. at the Jacksonville
Marriott Hotel, 4760 Salisbury Rd. To participate, call James Wright at (904) 303-9897 or
Lydia Jackson at (904) 765-9224.
FLORIDA CARES OFFICIAL STATEWIDE LAUNCH -Friday, May 16th from 8:30 a.m. to.
4:30 p.m., 2nd Annual NE Florida Mentor Symposium "Planting the Seed." Keynote speaker is
Susan L. Taylor. Saturday, May 17th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Official Mentor Recruitment Rally,
Adventure Landing, Orange Park, FL. Keynote speakers: Susan L. Taylor (Nat'l Cares Mentoring
Movement), Mr. Tommy Dortch (100 Black Men),'and Mr. Eddie Staton (MAD DADS, Inc.). 7:00
p.m. until, Night Out on the Town, Downtown Jacksonville, "The Landing."
THE BRUNSWICK POLICE DEPARTMENT will be hosting "Fingerprint Your Child"
days. Electronic fingerprinting of children will be done on Tuesday's and Thursday's of each week
from 9a.m. 11a.m. at the Brunswick Police Department precinct #1 located at 1200 Albany
Street. Parents can bring their children and the fingerprint card includes fingerprints, photos, and
personal information such as medications, medical conditions, and parent contact information.
Parents can prepare now and have information at hand if their child is ever lost, taken, or goes
missing. This information card will help Police locate their child in case of such an event. For fur-
ther information interested parents or guardians can contact Sgt Jones at 912-279-2605.
WINN-DIXIE CELEBRATES REMODEL COMPLETIONS AT TWO LOCAL WINN-
DIXIE STORES. The store located at 3551 Ponce de Leon Blvd. will have food and wine tast-
ing and donation to the Florida School for the Deaf and Blind from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday,
April 25th; they will have Radio Disney Saturday, April 26th from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.; and
Thursday, May 8th from 8 a.m. to 3:15 p.m., St. Vincent's Mobile Mammography Unit.
Saturday, April 26th from Noon to 3 p.m. at the store located on 1010 Ponce de Leon Blvd.,
will be a Grand Slam Family Fun Day and Radio Disney from Noon to 2 p.m.; St. Vincent's
Mobile Mammography Unit will be there Wednesday, May 7th from 8 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.
THE 2008 "140TH ANNIVERSARY STANTON GALA CELEBRATION" -Alumni,
Faculty, Friends and Staff of Old Stanton, New Stanton and Stanton Vocational High Schools:
The Time Is Drawing Near. Mark your calendars for Saturday, May 3rd, Prime Osborne
Convention Center. Doors open at 6 p.m. For additional information, contact: Kenneth Reddick
at 764-8795 or www.stantonhighschool.org
16TH ANNUAL SMALL BUSINESS WEEK CELEBRATION -2008 SBA North Florida
District Small Business Week Winners Are...Small Business Person of the Year Anne V.
Stokes, PhD, Southeastern Archaelogical Research, Inc.; Minority Small Business Champi\on
of the Year Jacqulyn V. Perry, Beaver Street Enterprise Center; Women in Business Champion
of the Year Suzanne K. Lemen, dynamic Corporate Solutions, Inc.; Jeffrey Butland Family-
Owned Business of the Year Jose Sabatier, Zabatt, Inc.; SBA Young Enterpreneur of the Year
Christopher Kennelly, Kennetic Productions, Inc. The U.S. SBA will also recognize Ten f
North Florida's top SBA Lenders for significant participation in the 7(a), and 504 Loan pro-
grams. May 1, 2008 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the UNF University Center. Cost is $35
per person. corporate sponsorships (table of eight) are $500. To register, visit
www.sbdc.unf.edu or call (904) 620-2476.
AN EVENING OF TASTE BENEFITING CHILDREN'S HOME SOCIETY -A fabulous
evening of fine wine, fantastic food and fun times will be at Matthew's of San Marco Sunday,
May 4th from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Guest will sample delious creations from Chef Matthew
Medure while being serenated by elegant music of two harpists. They may also bid on unique
auction packages while enjoying a wonderful social atmosphere. Please call to reserve your
tickets at 493-7739 and ask for Nanette Vallejos.
MAILMAN TO BRING HOME DECORATING COURSE-The Extension Family and
Consumer Sciences Office will sponsor a home decorating course through the mail beginning
in early June. The eight-lesson study course will run for two months with a set of four lessons
being sent each month. A certificate of completion from the University of Florida will be given
upon completion. The course is geared to provide basic decorating information on a range of
topics. The fee for the course is $7.00 and will cover partial printing costs for the course. Those
interested may register by sending check or money order to: Family and Consumer Sciences
Advisory Committee, 1010 N. McDuff Avenue, Jacksonville, FL 32254-2083. Include your
full name, address, including zip code and telephone number. Must be received by May 23,
2008. For more information, call (904) 387-8855.
Fake Christians in Black Communities
I'm a very religious person. I studied theology in college and
I have visited as many different places of worship that I could. I
have worked as a media professional with many of America's most
prominent religious leaders including former National Baptist
Convention President Rev. Henry Lyons, Nation of Islam Minister
Louis Farrakhan, Yahweh Leader Yahweh Ben Yahweh, AME
Bishop A.J. Richardson, Primitive Baptist Convention President
Elder Earnest Ferrell, Imam W.D. Muhammad and many others.
But I've got to tell you: If I hear another blasphemous word from the fake Christians in our
community, I think I'll scream!
People, especially women, are always talking about how they "know what God wants". God
wants them to have a good man, for instance.
And when people pray, they always expect God to do things for them. They say things like,
Lord, please don't let me kill this woman. Or, Lord, please help me get these ten kilos of cocaine
from Miami to Atlanta without being caught by the police.
Instead of expecting things from God, we should do the things that God expects us to do for
Him. The God I know wants us all to love Him and love our neighbors. God wants us to be real,
be honest and do the right things. You can even follow the Ten Commandments if you desire to.
People like me who study religion laugh at people who only go to church on Easter and
Christmas, never open a Bible or Holy Book and pretend that they are Biblical scholars.
Since I'm single, ladies always tell me to have a good relationship, we have to have the same
equal yoke. They say, Lucius, if you attend African religious ceremonies and I go to Kingdom
Hall, our relationship can't work.
What the Apostle Paul was referring to in his writings in Corinthians had nothing to do with
preferences for places to worship, relationships, marriages or anything of the sort.
He was talking about believers and non-believers should not be together.
Its safe to say that we all exaggerate, hype or even misrepresent sometimes but if you lie
about being Christian or "Christ-like", in God's eyes you are a hypocrite and the worst thing you
could be in any religion.
It's easy to say that God woke you up this morning but it's hard for you to say that God made
you lie down with that person the first time you met them. It's easy to give God credit for wak-
ing you but it's hard to give God credit for that liquor you drank and that weed you smoked that
caused you to oversleep and miss that job interview.
Everyone has to have a personal relationship with God. You can't go to Heaven based on
what Mama did or what baby daddy did not do.
You praise God when you quit tripping and quit tricking!
If you quit lying, hating and fronting and be the very best person you can be, God will smile
(Gantt's new book "Beast Too: Dead Man Writing" is coming soon. Contact Lucius at
FAN b 40 #1NU
S ,~ a.-
- .a -. -
e. -. a -
a S -
- .5 0
.0 5 S .0 a- 0
a a -
Available from Commercial News Providers" -
0 -"No 4
.APKIL 26, 2008
API 26TO H TRPG -
April 26, 2008 May 2, 2008
Mar 21st Apr 19th
You scratch their back and they'll
scratch yours as the week begins. Yes,
you're independent, but you also see
your interconnections with others now
-- and new ways to make life easier for
everyone. Around Wednesday and
Thursday, though, efforts on your part
tend to backfire in unexpected ways.
Concentrate on using your energy to
seek understanding rather than being
assertive under current circumstances.
On Friday and over the weekend,
though, action's favored -- especially
of the interpersonal variety!
June 22nd July 22nd
While almost everything has an emo-
tional component for you, you'd be
wise to chill out as the week begins.
Your feelings are liable to be a little
out of proportion now. And as far as
what's really going on it never hurts
to ask and around Wednesday and
Thursday, the dialogue that ensues
could get mighty interesting. (You can
also trust your instincts more now, as
your cosmic energy's more stable.
And on Friday and over the weekend
your mind's particularly sharp. Ii
y ou've been puzzling over something
or someone), try putting all the pieces
together again in a completely differ-
Sept 23rd Oct 22nd
The stars are accentuating the positive
as the week begins, and if you do the
same, you'll be sitting pretty. Express
those feelings, and get specific about it
-- especially when it comes to
romance! Around Wednesday and
Thursday, though, when it comes tc
saying what's on your mind, you avoid
it (perhaps you sense some disruption
in the cosmic energy). If there's nega-
tivity in the air or negotiating to be
done, you need to take care of it on
Friday or over the weekend. Confront
it straight on -- you'll be surprised how
good it feels.
Dec 22nd- Jan 19th
Looks like money's on your mind as
the week begins, and understandably
so. However, it's true: Money can't buy
love! So if love's a priority (which it
should be!), you'll want to shift your
focus for sure around Wednesday and
Thursday. If you're single, check out
options online -- you've got a way with
words that comes in handy for fun,
flirty messages. (Which comes in
handy for the coupled up, too!) And on
Friday and over the weekend, sure,
you want to take care of business, but
balance is crucial. Give yourself a
Apr 20th May 20th
Just because it seems like someone's wav-
ing a red cape doesn't mean you have to
go running after them. Know when your
buttons are being pushed as the week
begins, and modulate your responses in a
mature way. Circumstances are more on
your side around Wednesday and
Thursday, and friendships (and any poten-
tial romances!) offer especially sweet
rewards. Just feeling understood and
accepted feels great. You'll be all set to
enjoy some more adventurous stuff start-
ing Friday and over the weekend, so plan
accordingly. (And hint, hint Sunday
July 23rd Aug 22nd
Curb that tendency to be possessive as
the week begins. Do something solo at
work or at play to get that independent
spirit up ad running. Remember,
engaging with your world on your
terms increases true self-worth. Then,
while others may be flipping out
around Wednesday and Thursday,
you're able to find pertinent info and
weigh it wisely, right? React instead of
being reactionary. On Friday and over
the weekend, you're redefining ftim, for
yourself and your lucky friends or sig-
nificant other. Why buy or watch the
action when you can make and do it?
Oct 23rd Nov 21st
It's tempting to make a radical deci-
sion or major change as the week
begins, but make sure you aren't
throwing out the baby with the bath-
water. Try a smaller step, such as an
experiment or an interim stage.
Around Wednesday and Thursday,
passion's in your personal stars, and
something that's hidden may not be for
long. If its you who's doing the hid-
ing, you might want to come out with
it before it gets away from you! And
you'll want to exercise more caution
than normal on Friday and over the
weekend, whether it's with people,
places or things.
* Jan 20th Feb 18th
You've got a great idea -- or two or a
dozen! -- as the week begins. keep
your head well-fed, and it'll give
amazing stuff back to you now. Jot the
best ofit down for revisiting later!
Then, if you've got money entangled
where it shouldn't be -- maybe with
another person -- expect issues to crop
up around Wednesday and Thursday.
Get the figures straight, then reevalu-
ate, then communicate (and don't get
derailed by off-topic stuff). Then it's
full steam ahead on Friday and over
the weekend, when you're on to bigger
and better things -- and quite possibly
something (or someone) amazing.
May 21st June 21st
While you're open to all sorts of new
ideas and opinions as the week begins,
you might change your mind. But you
aren't just being fickle. Your brain's
engaged, and you're examining things
(and people) critically and with
curiosity -- good for you! But watch
how you work around Wednesday and
Thursday -- that same brainpower
could get you in hot water if you aren't
careful about how you communicate
what you're coming up with.
Relationships are in the stars on
Friday and over the weekend and new
information's involved. For best
results, be straightforward.
Aug 23rd Sept 22nd
People! They're messy, disorganized,
prone to making mistakes and pretty
much annoying in general. Bring your
sense of humor as the week begins;
and a place for less judgment, and it
may be now or around Wednesday
and Thursday, wyhen your outlook
allows more wiggle room. Start with
accepting yourself, men see if your
perspective on an important relation-
ship (or two) has a new hue. (Could it
be rosy?) Then plan to get outside, be
active ad thoroughly life on Friday
and over the weekend. Your spirits
should be high now -- enjoy!
Nov 22nd Dec 21st
Stretching your mind feels just as
good as stretching your body as the
week begins, and you really should do
both. Get some fresh input and some
fresh air! You'll be glad you did when
an opportunity to expand your hori-
zons arrives around Wednesday and
Thursday, probably prompted by your
own openness to serendipity. The key
may be in listening closely for a clue.
You're just plain fun on Friday and
Saturday, and your attraction factor's
boosted, too. Hot! On Sunday, though,
you'd best get the mundane stuff in
order for next week.
S Feb 19th Mar 20th
That intellect of yourisis impressive as
the week begins, but something may
be getting lost in the middle; a prag-
matic friend or coworker can help
translate. You're amazingly creative
around Wednesday and Thursday.
Your artistic and caring sides are both
favored now -- which could be very
useful when it comes to love! But set
the touchy-feely stuff aside at least
briefly on Friday or Saturday, when it's
important to tae a look at the world
around you as it is -- not an impression
of it. Sunday, however, is lovely for
whatever you want to do.
Door locks won't work. Mace won't help. So, how do you fend off the nation's deadliest killer?
Simple, don't smoke. By leading to lung cancer, heart disease and countless other ailments, smoking kills
438,000 smokers each year. If you never light up, you'll never be one of them. And if you'd like to save
someone else, tell them to visit tobaccofreeflorida.com or call the Quitline at 1-877-U-CAN-NOW
for free cessation aids like patches, gum and lozenges while supplies last.
Florida Department of Health
sSSHH! From Actual Police Reports
4 Did You Hear About?...
A CARJACKING GOING DOWN -An officer
was dispatched to the 3600 block of N. Pearl St.
where a carjack had just occurred. The victim Mr. ,
S, ran to his residence in the 200 block of W. 27th a It
St. after he was carjacked. He stated that he was at
the store on Pearle St. and when he exited, two
black males approached him. One had a handgun 1
and put it to his neck yelling "you better hand it cmi
over nier." Mr. S dropped the keys to his vehicle
to the ground and the other male picked them up.
One of the males got into his vehicle and drove off
towards Golfair making a southbound turn onto it.
The other male got into a gold Lumina and drove
south on Pearl St. Mr. S attempted to chase the gold
Lumina cutting his hand when the suspect
slammed it inside the door as it fled the area. Upon questioning the store owner, he
stated that he did not see anything happen in the parking lot, but he stated that their
was a vehicle that was hanging out in the parking lot for about an hour and that it
appeared to be out of the ordinary. When asked
What color it was, he stated it was "a gold
chevy." He then advised that he wrote the tag
down because he thought they were "up to no
good." Upon running the tag, it came back as a
t i gold Chevy, but the owner was not at the listed
address at the present time. The store does not
have cameras, so it's hard to determine what
i actually happened..NCIC was contacted and a
BOLO was dispatched in reference to the vehi-
cle. A canvass of the area had negative results
in an effort to locate the vehicle.
A DEADLY MESSAGE DUE TO SLEEP-
ING WITH HER COUSIN'S FIANCEE-An Officer was dispatched to the 14500
block of Hyatt Rd., in reference to a dispute. Upon his arrival, he made contact with
witness #1, Ms. M, who advised that she answered the telephone and the caller on
the telephone advised that she is the mother of the victim's child, and she asked Ms.
M. to pass along a message. Ms. M stated that the suspect asked her to tell the vic-
tim that "he is going to die." The officer then made contact with the listed victim,
Mr. H., who advised that the suspect is his child's mother. Mr. H. stated that the sus-
pect was mad with him because he found out about the suspect sleeping with her
cousin's fiance. Mr. H. also advised that he and the suspect got into a verbal argu-
ment over their child falling and getting hurt. Mr. H: advised that he does not think
that the suspect would cause him physical harm, but he feels that she may have a
relative or friend try to hurt him. The victim was given a Case Information Card.
MONEY MADE HIM DO IT -
An officer was dispatched to the
1100 block of West 22nd St., in ref-
erence to a report of a battery with
injury. Upon arrival he made con-
tact with Mr. LF, suspect. He stated
that he and his uncle by blood,
were fighting at their home over
money. The suspect stated that Mr.
KL, victim#l tried to run him over
with a car, but he threw a branch at
the car. That's when he said the
victim got out of the car and hit
him in the face with his fist and
ran. Mr. LF declined all medical
treatment and to. have his photo
taken. The suspect was arrested and read the Miranda rights. While he was being
arrested, he stated that "he beat his uncle donkey-kong style."
HIS MUSIC WAS HEARD OVER 100 FT -An officer observed a suspect driving
his vehicle southbound on Cleveland Rd., playing his vehicle's radio loud enough
to hear a hundred feet away. As the vehicle approached 30th St. he drove south-
bound in the northbound lane. He almost hit another motorist. When he tried to
make a right turn onto Division, he clipped the curb, then made a wide turn from
center of the lane of travel to a complete stop: The officer made contact with the
driver, he immediately noticed a strong odor of alcohol on the suspect's breath and
an odor of aftershave coming from the person. The suspect's speech was slurred and
when he was asked to that the exercise test he said he didn't want to take it and make
a fool of himself. He was placed under arrest and transported to PTDF. The suspect
was polite and cooperative.
RANCH SAUCE AS A WEAPON -An officer was dispatched to the 700 block of
Prospect St., in reference to a simple battery and criminal mischief that occurred at
a restaurant. Upon his arrival he spoke to Victim FT. Ms. FT advised him that she
and her friends were at the restaurant
when an unknown suspect attempted
to talk to her. Ms. T. advised she told
him to leave her alone and that is
when he became very angry calling
her a "bit-- and a wh re." She further
advised the man spit on her as she
l was walking out of the door. Ms. T.
stated she threw her Ranch sauce at
the man, hitting him in the neck, and
That is when he rand outside, grabbed
the rear passenger window, and
pulled it out. She advised the man got
into a white Buick and fled the area.
APRIL 26 2008
* SPORTS *
Suns Win in Montgomery After Extra Inning
ALA. After blowing a
two run lead'in the bottom
of the ninth inning, the
Jacksonville Suns (9-10)
rallied with a James
Tomlin two-run double in
the top of the eleventh
inning leading the Suns to
a 6-4, 11-inning victory
over the Montgomery
Biscuits (7-12) in front of
6,475 Tuesday at
the save in the
Brian Akin (1-1)
picked up the win
for the Suns.
gave up the 11th
double for the loss.
In front of a morning
crowd of mostly school
kids, the Montgomery
offense started the scoring
in the third inning against
Suns starter Jesus Castillo
as Erold Andrus doubled
home Josh Asanovich and
*Rashad Eldridge for a 2-0
lead. Only one of the runs
was earned as Asanovich
reached on an error earlier
in the inning.
The Suns then rallied
starter Richard De Los
Santos starting in the
fourth inning when a
Shane Justis groundout
scored Russell Mitchell,
cutting the Montgomery
lead to 2-1. Jacksonville
scored again in the fifth as
Ivan DeJesus, Jr. singled
home Adam Godwin to tie
the game 2-2.
Jacksonville took their
first lead of the day in the
sixth inning when Russell
Mitchell belted a leadoff
homerun, his fourth of the
season, giving the Suns a
3-2 advantage. The Suns
added another run in the
eighth inning against De
Los Santos when Jamie
Hoffmann doubled home
Lucas May for a 4-2 lead.
The lead looked safe
as Jesus Castillo cruised
through his fourth start of
the year, pitching six and
two-thirds innings, the
longest start of any Suns
pitcher in 2008. The right-
hander allowed two runs,
one earned, on six hits
with two walks and four
strikeouts. Edwardo Sierra
induced a fly ball for the
final out of the seventh
inning in relief of Castillo.
Brazoban came out of the
Suns bullpen for the
eighth inning, Brian Akin
entered looking for the
save in the ninth. The Suns
back-to-back singles to
start the inning, and after
striking out Josh
Asanovich, allowed a
Rashad Eldridge single
that drove home Pat
Cottrell, cutting the Suns
lead to 4-3. The next bat-
ter, Erold Andrus, singled
home John Jaso to tie the
game 4-4. Akin then
walked Johnny Raburn to
load the bases with one
out. Akin then induced a
ground ball from Sergio
Pedroza and a diving stop
from Aldolfo Gonzalez
started an inning-ending
double play to send the
game to extra innings tied
After a calm 10th
inning for both sides, the
Jacksonville offense went
to work against Biscuits
reliever Wade Townsend
in the 11th. Adam Godwin
led off with a double and
Bobby Malek followed
with a walk. Juan
Gonzalez next flied out to
right field, moving
Godwin to third base.
James Tomlin, who had
entered the game earlier as
a pinch-runner for Greg
Jacobs, smashed a double
off the left-centerfield
wall to drive home both
runners for a 6-4 lead.
Akin allowed two hits in a
scoreless bottom of the
inning to preserve the win.
The Suns go for the
sweep of the division rival
Wednesday at 8:05 p.m.
ET. Suns RH Mario
Alvarez will face
Montgomery LH Mike
Wlodarczyk. Fans can fol-
low the action in
Jacksonville on AM 930
The Fox or online at jax-
Gae 1iiiLanic 114,~Raptrs 100UFe
I I I1
Orlando's Dwight Howard grabs a rebound
over Toronto's guard T.J. Ford during th
Magic's 114-100 victory over the Raptors.
Circled in red after the Magic's 114-
100 Game 1 victory against the Toronto
Raptors at Amway Arena was "Playoff
The Magics delivered their first playoff
win after a five-year dry spell, riding a
lightning start and the thunder of Dwight
Howard (25 points, 22 rebounds, five
The Magic punctuated their best season
since 1996 convincingly against the
Raptors, finally getting over a hump that
often tests the most promising teams.
"That first win is huge for a lot of guys
in that locker room who haven't won a
playoff game," General Manager Otis
Smith said. "Lot of them have never been
here. This team can start to believe in
Howard and Jameer Nelson won their
first playoff games, and Keith Bogans
played in his first. The relative playoff neo-
phytes were at the top of their game early,
playing off Howard to put on a mesmeriz-
ing shooting display.
They hit their first eight shots and 16 of
their first 20, tying NBA records of nine 3-
pointers in a quarter (first quarter) and 11 in
a half. The Magic scored a club playoff
record 43 points in the opening period,
and seized a 24-point lead before head-
ing into halftime ahead 60-47. "It was
incredible, couldn't ask for a better
start," guard Keyon Dooling said.
And then came the key question:
Could the Magic take that aforemen-
tioned step after the Raptors cut the lead
to five with a little more than 10 minutes
"My only concern with our
guys...we don't have a lot of guys who
have been through these battles," Coach
Stan Van Gundy said.
The Magic had difficulty keeping
leads all season, but they stood up to the
Raptors to record a breakthrough.
And fittingly, it was the star whom
they are counting on to revive the fran-
nd chise that steadied them. After Hedo
he Turkoglu's basket made it 90-83,
Howard dunked, scored on a put-back
and then on another follow to give
Orlando a 13-point lead at 96-83.
"Dwight got some key offensive
rebounds, and if we could have come up
with those rebounds, it could have been a
different story," Raptors Coach Sam
Howard won the star vs. star duel
against Chris Bosh (21 points, but just 4-of-
11 shooting). Defending Bosh and getting
at least a draw in the point-guard matchup
were the other major story lines heading
into the series.
Rashard Lewis (13 points) was hired as
a scorer, but his chest-to-chest defense on
Bosh was critical. "It's not easy. I just tried
to make it tough for him," Lewis said.
Point guard Nelson scored 24 points ---
his most points since Nov. 9 --- and had
seven assists. His backup, Dooling, added
10 points as Orlando bested the Toronto
tandem of T.J. Ford (five points, 1-of-9)
and Jose Calderon (nine points, 3-of-11).
Game 2 is Tuesday as the Magic's
"It's step by step with this team. It's
baby steps. We won a game," Van Gundy
said. "Now the next step is winning a
Florida Lottery retailers are vital to our support of education. Thanks
to them, we've sent more than 350,000 high school students to
Florida colleges on Bright Futures Scholarships; contributed more
than $18 Billion to education statewide; and helped build, renovate
and maintain 780 public schools. We couldn't do it without you,
our players. When you play, we all win.
Visit flalottery.com to learn how we're supporting education in your county 2008 Florida Lottery
* ~.''**:;.~y:;* .2;'~,.* F
'Lorena Effect' grips Mexico's Golfers- Lorena Ochoa has
willed her way to the top of the women's game, drawing millions of new fans to
an increasingly international sport.
In Mexico, admirers point to "the Lorena effect" to explain how the world's No.
1 female golfer is putting the sport on the map in a country where green fees are
often five times the average daily wage and soccer rules hearts.
The 26-year-old Ochoa is just establishing her dominance in her sixth LPGA
season, replacing Annika Sorenstam as the world's top player last April. Ochoa
won her first major, the British Open, in August and set a record for season tour-
nament earnings with nearly $4.4 million last year.
Now, she is being compared to Tiger Woods in every aspect. Most are say-
ing Lorena will hit a Grand Slam before Tiger does.
The most dominant player on the LPGA Tour has won, the last two Grand
Slam events. She is already up 1-0 this year on Woods, having won the Kraft
Nabisco while Tiger finished second in the Masters.
Predictions are one thing...we'll just have to wait and see.
THE FLORIDA / GEORGIA STAR
OFFICE (904) 766-8834
FAX (904) 765-1673
APRIL 26. 2008
w P-,.7,aaw mm'smows"a wm m u-mm
4 4 4 4
ch w +J -~
.- o H
o) Cd0 1
I 4), 1 4- o z d > ()c0 ,C
41 CIO 41~ 0 0 4 C ~ -
o r Q ;" --4)
cd 0o C
.M)4(U 4 14) 0
0). 0 4 ~ C
0 0 r,)~
4)- > b-o c)/0 4
~ co C)
cd O o.o
C.) cd o ; :3
4- ,4- )
a. -~ ~ 4-
~ .~ 4-,
- 45-U 0
'045. 0j ~
4 .~ 4.,
>0 C .2 0 ~..
2:. LA fl
-~ C ~ C~2 o
~j 0 ~ 0..
~:- *~ 2
000 *..Q~2 ~.2
"cl w 0.- 0
CD .2) 0. I
z el I Io 0
g0 0 w0 4 00 m 1 '~ 0 w 4 1 0w w g= 0 v i w-t0Ot j -0 4 so.
C.) (L)4 E o.-= .00 0 d a 0 k 0
o 1So to0 0 = 2 ) 0 Cd = 0Cs-
o 0 w0 0-'cd 0u < 0 bb >O 00 *
'A 000 0 w-w000d 0
ri)0 <-l0a) 0 ro 0 w 0.2) 0
CA =$( 0Q) > 10. (1) 'r. d40- 400 0 e 0
2)0-0 0 0o o 0 o
:; )20)- 0C' -0 0 C
0 0 (5~ 0~.-0U
.00 0.0 0 v) > 0 tj q) 4) 0 S
0 H .0 0 C's 00
P4 00 0.O > 0 ~02).0
w 0I o 0 '~~ .0 *0 00 0 ~ ~ ~ 2 )
.0 ; 0 -140 c
.0 00 o .0 g 'd00a) al002)d) (D
0 0 0 0 R- rA0 t (1) ~ .0 )> 0 0~2 0 U
2)C's V2))Oi) U on2
E0 q) 00 Cd cd Cd 0 0 Cd0 O 0'
d) ) 0
(U M U l ^ l (U 1V
as.- COS0 2)-
00. e< U)) U) c/ u)
C" 04 0 0
.cl ~E e .Z:: 10.
as w 0 g csr
H 2)a B B
m 0>1 0.0 0 0. 0 U
2) -0 U) 0, C
2)g 0 0 So-
- 0 0 U
. c u -7,1 4) pu 'A
0 0 0 U) 0
-w -S -0 .
0 0 0 0 -
0-4.0> > 5
mo o .4 Q
41 1 0.
~ o -0 r 00U=4)0.r 0C
4-.9 .0-U.0 0 0S
0) w 0 2).000-~-
-IV .0-0> 0
r U 0 0 0 '*d 0
Cd 4) = -0H
= >1 bi) U)20 0)"o
0 0 0 : f
C.) L' .- C) Iz Q
4) U) =
o) >w>- -n -n-- >m-o o < )
M ; UrnMM-n;UZ<
Oil r' n i I U G
0 m > x > m x --1c
0 w.c r
(1) D .j (
m CL (D CL0.1
=0E. el. 0) a: 2 R
(A 0 0 C 0 C C 0
= ro Eo < X
CLC 2. CLI IW Do.
~ 0) 0
(D *) :r~ ~ 5h
0L C)0 (D CL(10 C
0 C. .~ .o-
0r0 rC 0 00 00 0 0
CD r. 0 0 0r
CL C 0 m0.
0U) V)- 0.11. .1
APRIL 26, 2008
.- I. -.--...-.--.
Change Your Life.
You have the power to change
your future. And you can do it
right here at Florida
Community College at
Jacksonvile. To learn about
employment opportunities that
are available please visit our
website at Jobs.FCCJ.edu.
Experienced in all phases of
maintenance. Great Pay &
Benefits. Own transportation with
valid licenses & pass drug/police
702 N. Lincoln Court
Jacksonville, FL 32209
or contact Ms. Coleman at
*Minor Home Repairs
*'Exp. & Reasonable Rates
ROOM FOR RENT
$100/week + $100 dep.
HOMES HOMES HOMES
With ch&a, washer/dryer
hook-up fen yd / ref & stove /
plus carpet clean and updat-
ed 2/1, 3/1, & 4/1. Paxson &
West Jax Vouchers accept-
ed and HUD welcome Price
$600 $800 per month $300
deposit $25 appl. fee call
904 384 0620
CUSTOM DESIGNED & INSTALLED
* SCREEN ROOMS
* GLASS AND VINYL ENCLOSURES
* ALUMINUM AWNINGS
* PATIO COVERS
* CARPORTS AND CANOPIES
@ 5 p.m.
God's Gifted Spritiual
Can see your condition in a
glass of water before your eyes.
Problems solved through Jesus
Christ Our Savior.
Open 8 a.m. 5 p.m. daily
-iGET A NEW DISH NETWORK SATELLITE
I disi INSTALLED FREE OF CHARGE!! I
I u Free DVR! Local Channels Included! I
- -r - -,I
NO BANK ACCT. NEEDED 3 Months FREE!
NO $$$ NEEDED TO START Watch Now
Only $39.99 per month! I Pay Later! I
2I I Lots of Channels! I
866-832-0561 Call for Details
THE TEMPERATURE IS RISING
COOL OFF WITH LOWER PRICES
WILLIAMSBURG COMMONS APTS
3770 Toledo Road
(University Blvd. W. to Powers Ave. to Toledo Rd.)
Apply by 4/30108 and move in by 5/15/08
S1st ten approved applicants receive an LCD TV at move-
in and all approved applicants receive
FIRST FULL MONTH'S RENT FREE
1 bedrooms from $465
* 2 bedrooms from $535
3 bedrooms from $570
* INCOME RESTRICTIONSAPPLY- SECTION 8 & ISTTIME RENTERS WELCOME *
000000000000000 o 000 000000000000000
Run your ad STATEWIDE! You can run your classified ad in over 100 Florida
newspapers for $475. Call this newspaper or (866)742-1373 for more details or
Apartment for Rent
Always Renting? Buy a 3bd 2ba Home only $200/mo! 5%dn, 20yrs @ 8%apr!
For Listings (800)482-9419.
$225/Mo! 4BR/4BA HUD Home! (5% down 20 years @ 8% apr) More Homes
Available from $199/Mo! For listings call (800)366-9783 Ext 5669.
Bank Owned Properties AUCTION: 550 FLORIDA Homes; Values from
$17,500 $650,000!! AUCTIONS Throughout Florida; April 7 through April 13.
Brochure: (866)539-4165; View Online: www.FlHouseAuction.com.
Business For Sale
50 Unit Hotel Ft. Myers, Dry Cleaner SW Florida. Strip2Fit Franchises -
Florida. Financing Available. LinLou Associates, LLC, Focus Real Estate Group,
ALL CASH CANDY ROUTE Do you carn $800 in a day? 30 Machines and
Candy All for $9,995. (888)629-9968 B02000033. CALL US: We will not be
AMERICA'S FAVORITE Coffee Dist. Guaranteed Accts. Multi Billion $
Industry. Unlimited Profit Potential. Free Info. 24/7 (800)729-4212.
Cars for Sale
$500 POLICE IMPOUNDS Honda's, Chevy's, Jeeps, Fords and more!
Cars/Trucks from $500! For Listings Call (800)706-1759 x6465.
Police Impounds for Sale! 95 Honda Civic $900! 93 Toyota Camry $500! For
listings call (800)366-9813 Ext 9271.
95 Honda Civic 5900! 93 Toyota Camry $500! Police Impounds for Sale! for
listings call (800)366-9813 ext 9275.
Get Crane Trained! Crane/Heavy Equip Training. National Certification.
Placement Assistance. Financial Assistance. Georgia School of Construction.
www.Heavy5.com Use code "FLCNH" or call (866)218-2763.
Post Office Now Hiring! Avg. Pay $20/hour or $57K/yr. Incl. Fed. Ben, OT.
Offer placed by Exam Services, not aff w/USPS which does hiring. Call (866)713-
4492. Fee Req.
Do you Experience Anxiety? There are answers in this book. Buy and read Self
Analysis by L. Ron Hubbard. Price $15.00. Hubbard Dianctics Foundation
(813)872-0722 ~ E-mail cofstampa@)gmail.com.
Drivers: ASAP! Sign-On Bonus 35-42 cpm Earn over $1000 weekly Excellent
Benefits Need CDL-A and 3 mos recent OTR (800)635-8669.
Drivers: Teams & Solo Needed. Great Pay. Equipment and Benefits. Must have 6
Mo. OTR Exp. Call for more info @ (800)669-3179 ext. 1411.
EARN UP TO $550 WEEKLY. Helping the government. PT No Experience.
Excellent Opportunity. Call Today!!.(800)488-2921 Ask for Department G5.
Insurance Inspectors/Reporters: Advanced Field Services seeks individuals to
complete insurance inspections on residential buildings in Florida. For more
information and to apply visit: www.auiswebcom/careers.
BODYGUARDS COUNTER ASSAULT TEAMS Needed/USA AND
OVERSEAS S119 $220K year. Bodyguards $250 $750 a day 18 or older.
(615)885-8960 ext 300 www.Bod GuardTraigingUSA.com.
AWESOME FIRST JOB!! Now Hiring 18-24 Guys/Gals. Work and Travel
Entire USA. 2 Weeks Paid Training. Transportation and Lodging Furnished. Start
Homes For Rent
5bd 2ba Home only S425/mo! 3bd 2ba Home only $199/mo! More 1-4bd Homes
Available! For Listings (800)482-9419.
3BR/2BA Foreclosure! $11,000! Only S199/Mo! 5% down 20 years @ 8% qpr.
Buy. 4/BR $477/Mo! For listings (800)366-9783 Ext 5798.
Homes For Sale
FORECLOSED HOME AUCTION -FLORIDA STATEWIDE 1000+ 11Hones
Must Be Sold! Free Catalog (800)963-4558 USHomeAuction.conm.
Foreclosures! Buy I-4bd Homer from Si99/mo Financing Refs Available! 5%dn,
20yrs Sit 8%apr! For Listings & info (800)482-9419.
Bank Repos! 3bd 2ba Home only S35k! 4bd 2.5ba Home only S50k! Payments
from $199/mo! 5%dn, 20yrs @ 8%apr! For Listings & info (800)482-9419.
DIVORCE$275-$350*COVERS children, etc. Only one signature required
*Excludes govt. fees! Call weekdays (800)462-2000, ext.600.-(amn-6pm) Alta
Divorce, LLC. Established 1977.
AIRLINES ARE HIRING Train for high paying Aviation Maintenance Career.
FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified Job placement assistance. Call
Aviation Institute of Maintenance (888)349-5387.
ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE from Home. -Medical. -Business, *Paralegal,
*Computers, 4Criminal Justice. Job placement assistance. Computer available.
Financial Aid if qualified. Call (866)858-2121, www.onlineTidewaterTech.com.
NOW AVAILABLE! 2008 POST OFFICE JOBS. S18-520/HR. NO
EXPERIENCE, PAID TRAINING, FED BENEFITS, VACATIONS. CALL
(800)910-9941 TODAY! REF #FL08.
HAPPY JACK(R) Mange Medicine: promotes healing & hair growth on dogs &
horses due to 'hot spots' fungus or nine dandnrut. At farm. feed & hlardware stores.
Demo Homesites Wanted Now! In selected areas! For the New Kayak Pool The
above ground pool with inground features. Save $ with this unique opportunity.
Free Estimates/FAST INSTALLATION/EZ Financing. Call (866)348-7560.
North Carolina gated Lakefront Community 150 tAiles of Shoreline and great
mountain views call now (800)709-5253.
NC MOUNTAINS 2+ acres with great view, very private, big trees, waterfalls &
large public lake nearby, $49,500 call now (866)789-8535.
7 WOODED ACRES with 2100 sq.ft. Log Home Package. Easy Access to
Intracoastal Waterway. County Road Frontage with Utilities! $89,900! Call now
LOG CABIN only $69,900. Lake Access with FREE Boat Slips. Own the dream!
New 2,128 sf log cabin package at spectacular 160,000 acre recreational lake!
Paved road, u/g utilities, excellent financing. Call now (800)704-3154, x 1752
Tennessee- Affordable lake properties on pristine 34,000 acre Norris Lake. Over
800 miles of shoreline. Call Lakeside Realty TODAY! (888)291-5253 or visit
To place an ad:
Call: (904) 766-8834
* BUSINESS S NETWORK I
Man Pedals Nine Hours For Charity
Wearing White Pumps
BEXAR COUNTY- According to local officials,
after using Thera-Gesic on his sore back, Tow W.
took only two breaks, while pedaling a small bike
nine hours in white pumps, all for charity. When
asked what charity, he painlessly replied: "None of
your dang business!"
Go painlessly with Thera-Gesic
SIA /IS j Heritage a the Stephen Foster
Folk Culture Center State Park
FOLK FESTJAL in White Springs, FL
MUSIC. HERITAGE. jP3 ND. May 23 -.25, 2008
Experience old-fashioned Florida storytelling, crafts and culture,
plus Amy Carol Webb, Charlie McCoy, Del Suggs, Patchwork,
Gatorbonc, Jim Carrick, Ben Prestage, Papaloko & Loray Mystik,
Red & Chris Hemy, Jeanie Fitchen, Mindy Simmons, and many more!
Visit FloridaFolkFestival.com today, or call 1-877-6FL-FOLKI
1 Brou.gh, you by Flori.Drnd. cp. e of Environmen.al P.aecio Div..ion f Rec"ctioa ad P.I .
WEDNESDAY, MAY 7TH SATURDAY, MAY 10TH. Come watch the
best golfers in the world atjTHE PLAYERS Championship. Then hit the party
. at THE PLAYERS Downtown Experience in the heart of Jacksonville. Interactive
golf games, drink specials, and tournament highlights on the big screen -
it will be one swinging time. Visit jaxdowntownexperience.com today.
Where IHorkh ll gns.
Funding provided by the Diival County
'Touisl Developmenl Council.
D6 DOWNTOWN EXPERIENCE
@ 5 p.m.
To place an ad:
CAII: (904) 766-8834
FAX: (904) 765-1673
PA C.F R-7
r N Free Estimates r
:7 1n 15% Off Any
wrUo5mi (904) 563-5656 I Move
= 20% Off Senior
LIGHTEN YOUR LOAD
W&W MOVING AND DELIVERY SERVICE
Quality Service at Affordable Prices"
Same Day/Short Notice to Any Local Point
We Fit your Commerical & Residential Needs
One Less Thing to Worry About
No Job Too Near or Too Far!
1[irT N .TA
I Aluminum Awnings 11
INVITATION TO SUBMIT RESPONSES TO THE ST. JOHNS
RIVER WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
The Governing Board of the St. Johns River Water Management
District (District) requests that interested parties respond to the
solicitation below by 4:00 p.m., May 29, 2008. Further information
is available through Onvia DemandStar at www.demandstar.com
[(800) 711-1712], or the'District's website at www.sjrwmd.com.
Solicitation packages may be obtained from Onvia DemandStar or
the District by calling Carol Taylor Miller, CPPB, at 386-329-4170.
REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS NUMBER 25004 ENVIRON-
MENTAL ASSESSMENT OF DISTRICT'S LANDS
The District is requesting letters of interest from professional firms
licensed in the state of Florida to provide comprehensive environ-
mental engineering services including, but not limited to: Phase I,
II, III and IV Environmental Site Assessments (ESA), Human
Health and Eco-Risk Assessments, and other reports as required
by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
cies for contaminated sites. The work area shall include the 18-
area within the District's boundary. It is the District's intent to enter
into agreements with up to three (3) of the top ranked firms for this
project. Although the District intends to divide the work equitably
between the selected firms, it shall be at the District's sole discre-
tion as to the award of individual Work Orders to selected firms.
Each firm selected shall be required to execute a contract for a
period of 12 months. These contracts may be renewed for two
additional one-year periods. Award of these contracts does not
preclude the firms from submitting a letter of interest for any other
projects advertised by the District.
Professional Engineer (PE) certification in the state of Florida is
required. Other requirements are listed in the RFQ. /
The estimated budget for the period beginning October 1, 2008
through September 30, 2009 is $600,000, combined total for all
three (3) contracts awarded under this solicitation. The estimated
budget for each subsequent term is $600,000, combined total for
all three (3) contracts. Respondents are cautioned that this
amount is an estimate only and poses no limitation on the District..
District staff will meet at District headquarters at 10:00 a.m., June
27, 2008, to evaluate and rank Letters of Interest. The evaluation
committee may request that some or all respondents make an oral
presentation in advance of finalizing the rankings. If requested,
oral presentations will be made at the District's headquarters on
July 17, 2008. Respondents selected for oral presentations will be
notified in advance of the presentation date. Staffs recommenda-
tion will be presented to the Governing Board at its August'12,
Special accommodations for" disabilities may be requested
through Carol Taylor Miller, CPPB, or by calling (386) 329-4450
(TDD), at least five (5) business days before the date needed.
Celebraong Florida's Diverse-
PAGE B- THE STRRAPRIL26,T2T0
5560 James C. Johnson
Offered At $249,900
This Newly Contructed 3BR/2BA Lovely is on 1.66 Acres Of Land with room for a Pool and
much Expansion. the home has All Stainless Steel Appliances, 42 Cabinets In Kitchen, Solid
Shelving In Pantry, Granite Countertops, Tiled Back Splash, Knock Down Ceilings, Granite
Window SilL, Indoor I.aunidry, Ceiling Fans, Carpel, Travertine Tile & a Poalio Ready To liBe
* 3 Bedrooms
* 2 Full Baths
+0 Haff Baths
* Dinsmore Farms Subdiv
4 One Story Style
lklib A~que Davis u
Watwon Reall (orp
0 15 H~ghway A iA
Psosric X.edsiaReach, FT. 32OL
Tha~ IfMM.-Ahnn U1dkvc LMb14 Q o N1-At11 1. 1 1Ywamanl14
HUD1-80-6 9-977TD 180092-975ww .fa irhu ing .or
s-~ -~ ~
220 L: FORS THI STREET. SUITE F
IA.\Ck.s N\ ILl F. FL 32202
\\ W\\\\ C (--)BLBI N L E GkL C C) M
The Federal Fair Housing Act protects your right to live where you want. 'In fact, in any decision regarding rental, sales,
or lending, It Is against the law to consider race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, or family status.
If you think you've been denied housing, please call us. Fair Housing. It's not an option. It's the law.
Deadline for Ads:
Tuesday @ 5 p.m.
Call: (904) 766-8834
APRIL 26, 2008
NOV" R,-,IFF ixp 0 %IMiW-