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Florida star
Uniform Title:
Florida star (Jacksonville, Fla.)
Alternate Title:
Florida star news
Physical Description:
v. : ill. ; 58 cm.
The Florida Star Pub. Co.
Place of Publication:
Jacksonville, Fla
Creation Date:
May 31, 2008
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Spatial Coverage:
United States of America -- Florida -- Duval -- Jacksonville


Additional Physical Form:
Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation:
Vol. 12, no. 13 i.e. 39 (Jan. 6, 1962)-
General Note:
"Florida's statewide black weekly."
General Note:
Publisher: Eric O. Simpson, Feb. 14, 1981-

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Five Teens Plea

Guilty to Murder

Xavier Watson, 18 Damlen Davis, 14 Dante Brown, 17
In February 2006, Jose
Lau, 64, a Chinese Food
Delivery man was shot
in the head as he tried to
deliver food. Damien
Dareon Snooks, Felecian Davis, had the gun and
16 Brown, 17 discharged the firearm.
He was the youngest of
the group and was 13 at the time. All five pleaded
guilty. Watson and Snooks pleaded guilty to conspira-
cy to commit armed robbery; Dante Brown and
Felecian Brown previously pleaded guilty to second
degree murder and Damien Davis, the triggerman,
pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and received
35 years in prison.
Man Killed at Service Station
a Diaz Gore, 32, was shot and killed at an
Arlington gas station in the 1700 block of
University Boulevard North Monday.
Police reported that they feel robbery was
Diaz Gore not a motive for the shooting.
SWAT Standoff Father and Baby
Still Missing Mother Worried
On Thursday, after.a SWAT
standoff while trying to serve
an injunction for Nathan Devoe
to leave their toddler in his
Nathan Devoe, 37 and wife's custody, it was discov-
and 20 month old child. ered Nathan and child were not
present and are still missing.
Fake Drug Tester Arrested
f Edward Jordan, 34, worked as a manager
for Staff Zone and was supposed to be giv-
ing drug tests to temporary workers at
JaxPort. It was learned that Jordan did not
test all of the applicants because, he said
Edward he was lazy. The company on the top of
Jordan, 34 the form was Random Testing, Inc. and did
not work with Staff Zone.
A Gaines-ville Jax Federal
woman was Credit
3 r a p e d Union was
Wednesday by robbed
this suspect at Tuesday on
SW 94th & 46th Blvd. Belfort Road of about $80,000.
Mom Arrested for Threatening Principal
Crescentia Cooper, 23, was arrested
after leaving her children at Sadie
Tillis Elementary School for several
hours, assuming they were being
transferred. The school felt that the
children had been neglected because
Crescentia they were not properly enrolled.
Cooper, 23 According to the reports, the mother
became upset when she learned they were not enrolled.
She was arrested, facing four charges.
Five Shot Near Edwards Waters
Five people were shot about 9:00 p.m. Thursday night
near Pearce and West Fourth off Kings Road by a pass-
ing car. Three were in serious
Continued on A-7

Should We Prepare for Assassinations?
By C. F. Lismore
Three times since March, Senator Hillary
Rodman Clinton has mentioned Robert Kennedy's ^
assassination, the last time last week when she
explained to the editorial board of the Sioux Falls
(S.D.) Argus Leader that she is staying in the race
for president until June in that her "husband did
not wrap up the nomination in 1992 until he won
the California primary somewhere around the mid-
dle of June." However voting in 1992 did not
begin until March, not January, a reason why he
did not get his nomination tied down until June.
That may have a very small amount of weight but
when she added "Robert Kennedy was assassinat-
ed (code word) in June in California. Um, you
know I just I don't understand it. There's lots of
speculation about why it is."
That added statement caused a very large concern.
Why would she make Kennedy's assassination in Senator Ted Kennedy with his niece, Carolina, daughter of President
1968 a reason for her staying in the race while con- John Kennedy before his illness, announcing their support of Barack
1968 a reason for her staying in the race while con- Obama for President.
tinuing to lose money and creditably? Is there a
plan that was inadvertently released? Why did Mike Huckabee in a speech before the National Rifle Association,
after hearing a loud noise say, "That was Barack Obama. He just
tripped off a chair. He was getting ready to speak and someone aimed
a gun at him and he dove for the floor." Why did Liz Trotta, a former
editor with the Washington Times say on Fox News, "And now we have
what some are reading as a suggestion that somebody knock off Osama,
un Obama. Well, both, if we could." She then laughed. Why did Mark
Madden say on ESPN "I'm very disappointed to hear that Senator Ted
SKennedy of Massachusetts is near death because of a brain tumor. I
always hoped Senator Kennedy would live long enough to be assassi-
nated." ESPN fired Madden Thursday.
They all apologized but did any of them apologize to Obama? Hillary
apologized to the Kennedy's for her insensitiveness but not one apolo-
Sgized to Obama, his wife or their two young daughters. We have heard
her campaign spokesman say things like, who knows what could hap-
Senator Obama and State Senator Tony Hill, pen? Well, if something happens, she would have the ability to come
a Florida Super delegate, who has pledged back rather than continue the pain she is causing the Democratic Party.
his support for Obama Why are all of the Florida members of the Congressional. Black
Caucus still pledging their votes for Hillary Clinton when their constituents are voicing their desire for Barack
Obama and pointing out that when one looks at the areas of the country that Clinton has won, it was always after
she cried or made a statement dealing with race, gender or was caught not telling the truth, and later apologizing.
Clinton's continuation of attacks is not only causing a nightmare for the African-Should Continued on A-1

The First Grandchild Born of

Dr. M. L. King, Jr.
The first grandchild of slain
civil rights leader Martin Luther
King Jr. is a girl. Martin Luther
King III and his wife, Amdrea
Waters King said their daughter
was named after her aunt,
Yolanda who died in May 2007.
Martin III and his wife Amdrea
were married in January 2006
but the wedding was not made
public until this year. Martin is
the first King child to manr
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First Black "Apprentice" Winner
Randal Pinkett, chairman and CEO of
BCT Partners, better known as the first
Black winner of the reality TV show
"The Apprentice" with Donald Trump,
shared his thoughts about where he has
been and where he is going in an article in Randal
Diversity Inc. Pinkett was a Rhodes Pinkett
Scholar and a successful athlete while in college.
Dangerous Intestinal Superbug
According to a new study, more than 10,000 cases
a year have been hospitalized with a dangerous
intestinal superbug. The infection, Clostridium diffi-
cile is found in the colon and can cause diarrhea and
a more serious intestinal condition known as colitis.
It is spread by spores in feces. The germ is resistant
to some antibiotics The spores are difficult to kill
with most antibacterial soap and household cleaners.

Same Sex Marriage Legal June 17 in
June 17 is the day that same-sex couples may apply
for a marriage license. The new forms will ask the
names of Party A and Party B rather than bride and
groom. New York Governor has ask that New York
recognize out-of-state same-sex marriages. Such is
legal in Massachusetts, Canada and now California.

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A youthful tough who
got his growth spurt early
gets cruel gratification
from intimidating weaker
peers. The popular jock
cruises the locker room
looking for "nerdy" kids
to torment. The clique of
"cool girls" ridicules
female classmates that
"look different" and
excludes them from their
circle. Some young peo-
ple are using email, chat
rooms, social networking
websites, and text mes-
sages to spread rumors
about others and mock
and deride them online.
These are just a few of the
examples of the kinds of
bullies that thousands of
children and teens face
every day.
Bullying is the aggres-
sive, intentional, physical,
verbal or psychological
abuse of a chosen victim
carried out through a pat-
tern of behavior that is
repeated over time. It can
take the form of violence,
threats, name-calling or
cyber attacks. Children
and adolescents who
bully thrive on controlling
or dominating others and
often do it to feel more
important, popular or in
control. Research shows
that male bullies are more
likely Ito use physical
intimidation or threats

and might direct their
behavior toward boys or
girls. Girl bullying is usu-
ally verbal with another
girl as the victim.
Research also shows that
bullies often target chil-
dren who are passive, eas-
ily intimidated, or have
few friends. Victims are
likely to be smaller or
younger than their tor-
Bullying is harmful and
should not be brushed
aside as "innocent teas-
ing" or dismissed as "boys
will be boys." Bullying
can inhibit victim chil-
dren's social and emotion-
al development, causing
them to be depressed and
lonely, lowering their self-
esteem and impairing
their ability to build rela-
tionships with others.
Physical symptoms
include complaints of
headaches and stomach
aches. The grades of chil-
dren who are picked on
may suffer and they may
begin to skip school. For
some children, the scars
of bullying can last a life-
We must understand,
however, that many bul-
lies -also are victims.
Some children and teens
that torment others are
being mistreated them-
selves. Children who

Washington's Two Economies-A Growing
Income Gap
by Marian Wright Edelman .
President of the Children's Defense Fund

bully others are more like-
ly than their peers to get
into fights, drink alcohol,
smoke and drop out of
Some bullying victims
strike back with devastat-
ing consequences. It is
believed, for example,
that part of what motivat-
ed Columbine High
School students Eric
Harris and Dylan Klebold
to go on their shooting
rampage in Littleton,
Colorado, in April 1999,
'was revenge for being
bullied by athletes at their
school. Twelve students
and a teacher were killed
and .many others were
wounded. It shouldn't take
a Columbine to force
adults to realize that bul-
lying is serious and that
we must take steps to pre-
vent it.
Bullying is common in
the schools our children
attend, the parks where
they play and the streets
where they walk. Millions
of children are vulnerable
regardless of their gender,
race or the economic sta-
tus of their families. Some
surveys indicate that as
many as half of all chil-
dren are bullied at some
time during their school
years, and at least 10 per-
cent are bullied on a regu-
lar basis. Victims of bully-
ing shouldn't be left to just
"tough it out."
Bullying at school can
be significantly reduced
through comprehensive,

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Dave Siebert interviews local newsmakers, 8-10 a.m.

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Charles Hutcherson at noon-1 p.m.

Neal Mace, Ed Brady at 1-2 p.m.

Andy Johnson at 3-6 p.m.

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RE: FY 2008 Section 5309 Bus and Bus Facilities Allocation Grant

Jacksonville, Florida



Jacksonville Transportation Authority


Notice is hereby given that the Jacksonville Transportation Authority
(JTA) is providing an opportunity for a public hearing to consider its
FY 2007/2008 Bus and Bus Facilities Program of Projects in which
federal funds are being requested from the Federal Transit
Administration (FTA). Funding is generally available on an 80/20
matching basis between federal, state, and local sources. The pub-
lic is encouraged to comment on any and all projects listed below.


Rolling Stock Earmark #306, 548

Paratransit Vehicles Earmark #107 1,222.650
Total Program of Projects: $4,740,800

Persons wishing to testify on this subject must notify the JTA in writ-
ing before 5:00 p.m. on June 26, 2008. If a request is received by
the stated time, a public hearing will be scheduled and the public
notified. This notice will serve as the final notice. Mail requests to:
Public Hearing, Section .5309 Bus and Bus Facilities
Allocation Grant
Jacksonville Transportation Authority
Post Office Drawer "0"
Jacksonville, Florida 32203
These projects will be coordinated through the Transportation
Improvement Program (TIP) of the First Coast Metropolitan
Planning Organization (FCMPO) for the Jacksonville Urbar ized
Area, No business displacements are expected to occur as a result
of project implementation. These projects will have no subst! ntial
harmful effects on the environment, nor will they adversely effect
service levels to the elderly or disabled. Details of the Program of
Projects are posted in the JTA Lobby at 100 North Myrtle Avenue
through June 30, 2008 during normal business hours. This notice
will constitute the final notice if no changes occur.
Kenneth R. Holton
Manager of Capital Programming and Grants
Jacksonville Transportation Authority

school-wide programs
designed to change
behavior norms. Most
bullying occurs on play-
grounds, in school lunch-
rooms and restrooms, in
unsupervised halls or on
school buses. Local
school boards and princi-
pals can help create safe
school environments that
respond immediately and
appropriately to incidents
of bullying, attending to
the needs of both victims
and those who bully them.
Complaints from students
and parents must receive
the attention they deserve
and should be dealt with
in a timely manner. Tested
and successful strategies
that address the causes of
bullying must be put in
place. And teachers,
school administrators,
counselors and parents
must be trained on how to
best prevent bullying and
to effectively intervene
when bullying occurs.
To find out how you
can help keep children
safe, go to the website of
the U.S. Department of
Health and Human
Services, www.stopbully-
ingnow.hrsa.gov. No child
should be afraid to go to
school in the morning.

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CFaith In Our Community"
Schedule of Events and Services

NESS CHURCH, located at 723 West 4th St., in
Jacksonville, where Bishop Dr. Lorenzo Hall, Sr., is the
Pastor, and the District Deputy Grand Master of
District 13, invite the Masonic Family to support our
Most Worshipful Grand Master Rev. Dr. Michael R.
Moore 330 at our Masonic Family Saint John the
Baptist Day Celebration on June 22, 2008 at 4:00 p.m.
Please call the grand East at 904-354-2368 to confirm
your attendance and participation. Refreshments will be
served after service.
JACKSONVILLE'S Music for a Sunday Morning -
June '08. Free and open to the public. Sunday, June 1,
10:45 a.m., Lynn Wadley, folk musician; Sunday, June
8, 10:45 a.m., Cara Tasher, soprano; Nick Curry, cello;
Henson Markham, harpsichord, Bach & Scarlatti;
Sunday, June 15, 10:45 a.m., Linda Minke, cello,
Gabrieli & Hindemith; Sunday, June 22, 10:45 a.m.,
Prelude Chamber Music Camp, Jeanne Majors, direc-
tor;. Sunday, June 29, 10:45 a.m., David Paul, vio-
lin/piano/composer/Tai' Chi Gung.
www.musicbydavidpaul.com. Located at 7405
Arlington Expressway in Jacksonville. For more infor-
mation, call 904-725-8133 for Rev. Dr. John L. Young,
minister, or contact Henson Markham, music director at
904-346-0373. www.uujax.org.
690 West 20th St., Jacksonville, with Pastor James W.
Henry is having their Vacation Bible School beginning
Sunday, June 8th at 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.; Monday,
June 9th through Friday, June 13th from 6:00 p.m. until
9:00 p.m. A grand time of Bible Study, crafts, music,
physical fitness and games have been scheduled for all.
It's Vacation Bible School at ST. MATTHEW BAP-
TIST CHURCH, June 6th through the 13th, from 6:00
p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Pack your gear, prepare to set sail for
Outrigger Island! Where we will discover how to live
God's unshakeable truth. It will be a week of nonstop
action as we explore five Bible truths...God is real;
Jesus is God's son; Jesus is the only way; the Bible is
God's Word; and my actions show what I believe. By
the end of the week, we will have learned what it means
to know, speak, and live the truth. In this one-week
adventure, children will hear Bible stories, participate
in cool crafts, motivating music, eat snacks at the Snack
Shack, and play games at Recreation Reef. Also, during
the same week, teenagers can experience Unshakeable
with Bible study and specials activities planned just for
them. Adults also will have the opportunity to partici-
pate in a Bible study! This week of fun, food, and excit-
ing learning opportunities is free of charge and open to
everyone. Call 768-7624 for more information.
Transportation is available.
Listings are due the Tuesday before the next issue. Email
submissions preferred. Send to: info@thefloridastar.com

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Tune In To'


"A Musical
with Brother John"

Bro. John Harrell, minister of
music, at his congregation in
i 'Miami, FL was recently present-
ed in a great musical "Gospel
Extravaganza at New Life
I Ministries.Church, located at 513
Odessa St. The pastors are George and Americus
Spencer. The church was packed and many talented
groups and soloists of the city appeared. The occasion
was honoring Mother's Day, therefore, the mothers
received special recognition, rose casages, and gifts
from many of the businesses of our fair city. Bro. John
Harrell sang songs from his new CD titled "King
Jesus" including the vastly requested 'Race to Run and
Weeping. The CD can be purchased at Gospel World
and other book stores of the city.

Almighty God, Father of all mercies and giver of all
comfort: Dedl 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.


ALONZO, Julie R., 50,
died May 27, 2008.
BAILEY, Lorene K.,
died May 26, 2008.
BOWENS, Rudolph,
died May 27, 2008.
CASTILLO, Gerald C.,
63, died May 28, 2008.
CLARK, Forence, 78,
died May 28, 2008.
COLLINS, Ada Green
"Mae", died May 26,
FRANCIS, Bessie, died
May 24, 2008.

GARRETT, Euree T.,
died May 27, 2008.
GIBSON, Alfreda, died
May 29, 2008.
GROSS, Harold C., died
May 27, 2008.
HAMRICK, Charles
"Chuck," died May 21,
Inez, died May 29, 2008.
HURST, Idumea P., 97,
died May 26, 2008.
PRINCE, Daisy May,
83, died May 29, 2008.

The Church Directoyg
\ "Come and Worship With Us"

New Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church
1824 Prospect Street Jacksonville, FL 32208
Sunday School ..................................... 9:30 a.m .
Sunday Morning Worship .............11:00 a.m.
Youth Church 2nd & 3rd Sundays
(Old Sanctuary).................................... 11:00 a.m .
Tuesday Prayer Meeting.............. ........ 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday Pastoral Bible Study ............ 8:00 p.m.
Rev. Eric Lee, Pastor
Rev. Joe Calhoun, Pastor Emeritus
(904) 764-5727 Church

Historic Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church
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

"The Church Where Everybody Is Somebody"
Bishop Lorenzo Hall., Pastor
Street Address: 723 W. 4th St. Jacksonville, Florida 32209
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 3575, Jacksonville, Florida 32206
Church Telephone: (904) 359-0661 Home: (904) 358-8932 Cell: 710-1586
Sunday School........................................................................................ 9:30 a.m .
Morning Worship ... ........... .............. ............. .. .......11:00 a.m.
Tuesday............................................ Prayer Meeting & Bible Study,7:00 p.m.
Thursday...................................... ............................... Joy N ight,7:00 p.m .
"Email: Gospell75@aol.com
Website: Greaterelbethel.org

"Jesus Loves Sinners Church Folk Don't"
Elder Joseph Rice

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Sunday Worship ---7--------------------12:00 Noon & 7:00 p.m.
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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.............................1....10:30 a.m.
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Inspiration Wednesday Worship Service................6:00-8:00 p.m.
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The A. Wellington Barlows Reaffirm Their Vows on The Twentieth ~
Minister Alvin Wellington Barlow, Esquire and his lovely wife of twenty years, Mrs. Cassandra Denise Salter Barlow reaffirmed their wedding vows recently at a candlelight ceremony at First
Timothy Baptist Church officiated by the church's pastor Reverend Frederick Newbill and Reverend Curtis D. Thomas, pastor, Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, Walthourville, GA who is also the
brother-in-law of the honored couple. In the presence of God and over two hundred sixty guests, the Barlows exchanged personal wedding vows, a Holy Communion and a Unity Sands ceremony where
they made a covenant with each other and God to continue to love, honor, cherish, and obey until death they do part. Mrs. Barlow wore an elegant Candlelight colored gown, with an attached train with
beads and crystals. A Bolero Jacket with beads and crystals and a coordinating tiara accented the beautiful dress.
Mrs. Cassandra Salter-Barlow is the youngest daughter of Command Sergeant Major (Ret.) Tony L. Salter and Mrs. Jewelene Gissendaner Salter, both originally from Panama City Florida, now
residing in Jacksonville. Mrs. Barlow is a 1983 graduate of William Spencer High School in Columbus, Georgia and
Florida State University, Class of 1987.
Minister Barlow, Esquire, the youngest son of the late Mr. Arthur W. Barlow and Mrs. Annie Mae (Davis)
Barlow of Jacksonville, Florida. He is a 1979 graduate of William M. Raines High School and University of Florida
College of Law, Class of 1986.
The Twentieth Wedding Anniversary Reaffirmation Ceremony was truly a family affair. Mrs. Barlow's only sis-
ter, Mrs. Felecia (Salter) Thomas was her Matron of Honor and her husband Reverend Curtis Thomas was a co-effi-
cient at the c. Her only sister in law, Mrs. Cynthia A. Barlow was the bridesmaid. Mr. Barlow's brother Anthony .4
E. Barlow was his best man, and the bride's brother Col. Krewasky A. Salter was the single groomsman. The cou-
ple's lovely daughter, Little Ms. Alanna C. Barlow was the Future Bride of Tomorrow, in a fabulous floor length Ivoryu "
gown complete with pearls and a train. The couple's lovely niece Little Ms. Asia A. Barlow dressed in a beautiful
brown and pink basket weave taffeta dress was the flower girl. Theodore Watkins-Covington was the dashing ring
Minister & Mrs. Barlow met while attending college in Gainesville during the summer of 1983. Mrs. Barlow was
attending Santa Fe Community College while Mr. Barlow was in his first semester of law school at the University Of
Florida College Of Law.
During the summer of 1985, Ms. Cassandra Salter transferred to The Florida State University and their relation-
ship continued to flourish. As usual, Ms. Salter planned to journey home for the holidays, to spend time with her par-
ents in Europe. Mrs. Barlow's father, a 33 year career U.S. Army Soldier, was assigned to The Federal Republic of
,Germany where he was the Senior Enlisted Advisor/Command Sergeant Major of the 3rd Brigade, 3rd Armored
Division. In the fall of 1986, Mr. Barlow joined Ms. Splter on a Christmas holiday trip to Europe. While there, on
December 20, 1986, on the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris France, Attorney Barlow, pulled out a lovely diamond ring
and popped the question to his future wife. Asking "Cassandra will you marry me?" Obviously she said YES! Attorney and Mrs. A. Wellington Barlow receive Holy Communion from theirpas-
They were married on Friday May 20, 1988 in a quiet ceremony with a few family members and friends. However, Alonzo Harris.
it has always been their desire to share in a church wedding like the one they just had; where they would have their
family and friends witness their love in the presence of almighty God. Minister and Mrs. Barlow stated, "Our main
goal was to give honor to who honor was due, and that is God, creator of us all." From the songs selected to the col-
ors chosen and the Holy Communion shared by them, they wanted to give God Praise!
Mrs. Barlow stated, "Pink and Chocolate were our colors of choice because they represent "beauty and structure", _
God's true order. Songs such as "Flesh of my Flesh", "Jesus, You're the Center of My Joy", "I Prayed for You" (by -
Allen and Allen) and "A Ribbon in the Sky" were selected to highlight God's plan for marriage."
A seated dinner in the Grand Lobby of the Prime F. Osborn III Convention Center immediately followed the
church ceremony where guests enjoyed a menu that included: Pear Walnut Salad with crumbled blue cheese, Ranch
and Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressings, Dinner Rolls with Whipped Butter, New York Strip Steak, Honey Thyme Chicken,
Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Grilled Bistro Vegetables, Sweet Tea/Water/Coffee, All Butter Pound Cake with, Strawberry
and Cream Cheese.
Pink and Brown filled the room with 4.5 feet tall center pieces of roses, orchids, tulips, daisies, calla lilies and an
array of tropical florals. The Head and Reserved tables were decorated with lighted tower arrangements adorned with
crystals. Floral d6cor was designed by Edmore's Platinum Services, Jerome and Burnetta Collier, owners.
During the reception, Mrs. Barlow was serenaded by her sorority sisters of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. The .
guests enjoyed a Sparkling Apple Cider Salute, music by McGee Entertainment, Photography by Images of Love by
Alonzo Harris, and Videography by SMV Production. The ceremony was coordinated by Trinity Weddings.
After an evening of joy and excitement, the couple took a slow nostalgic limousine ride to the downtown Omni
Jacksonville (They had stayed 20 years before, the night they got married, May 20, 1988).
Congratulations to Minister and Mrs. A. Wellington Barlow.

(L- R) CSM (Ret.) Tony L. Salter, Mrs. Jewelene Salter, Mrs. Annie Mae Barlow,
Minister A. W Barlow and Mrs. Cassandra D. Barlow standing with the Holy
Covenant signed during the reaffirmation ceremony with their parents signing as
witnesses. Photo byAlonzo Harris.

The Wedding Anniversary Party. First row (L- R) Ms. Alanna C. Barlow, Theodore Watkins-
Covington, Ms. Asia A. Barlow. Second Row (L- R) Ms. Cynthia A. Barlow, Mrs. Felecia Salter-
Thomas, Attorney and Mrs. A. Wellington Barlow, Anthony Barlow and Col. Krewasky A. Salter.
Photo by Alonzo Harris.

Mrs. A. Wellington Barlow. Photo by Alonzo Harris.

The Wedding anniversary Couple dancing their first dance to a
Luther Vandross tune. Photo by Alonzo Harris.

Attorney and Mrs. A. Wellington Barlow with their daughter
Alanna. Photo by Alonzo Harris

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At a towering 6 feet
4 inches and with the
handsome, smooth
look that women melt
over, actor Henry
Simmons is an easy
man to spot in a
crowd. His face has
graced the covers of
Essence, People and
Jet magazines to name
a few. He has the type
of presence that does
not require high-vol-
ume noise making via
loud boisterous talk or
physical gesturing or
constantly bouncing
around the area like a
worm on a hot stove to
attract attention. The
man has a calm, pleas-
ant demeanor and
speaks with ease and
conviction on any sub-
ject matter that is pre-
sented his way.
Simmons is a native of
Stamford, Connecticut
and graduated with a
BA degree, in Business
from Franklin Pierce
College in 'New
Hampshire where he
played basketball on a
scholarship. After
leaving school he
worked for a financial
firm in his hometown
but found that it was
not his calling.
After taking acting
lessons, Simmons
began to audition
around the New York
City scene. He
clocked his share of
local theatre time with

plays at the La Ma Ma
Theatre Company and
others around town.
His debut was a bit in
a "Saturday Night
Live" TV skit. He also
landed a role in. the
New Line Cinema film
Above the Rim. Then
other bit parts fol-
lowed which led to a
recurring role on the
soap opera "Another
World." This generat-
ed more work and then
his coveted role on
"NYPD Blue" as
detective Baldwin
Jones. More films and
TV roles filled
Simmons's appoint-
ment book such as
Madea 's Family
Reunion, TV's award
winning "Lackawanna
Blues"- and others.
After "NYPD BJue,"
Simmons landed to
role of Isaac Wright on
"Shark" for two sea-
Simmons was one
of the celebrity guests
to read the names of
this year's nominees at
the recent NAACP
Theatre Awards
announcements held at
the swank Renaissance
Hotel in Hollywood.
When asked for an
update with his career,
Simmons's lights up
about one of the new
projects with which he
is involved. It is a film
called Phnom "I am
going to play Chris
Brown's father. We
have a strained rela-
tionship and don't
really get along." This

should be a good pair-
ing on screen.
Simmons will be
doing a stage play this
summer as well. In
regard to' the NAACP
Theatre Awards and
his career involvement
in theatre, Simmons
says with obvious
pride and affection,
"Theatre is my base. I
don't believe I can be
a good actor until I get
more theater and that
exactly what I'm
In looking at what
it takes to make it,
Simmons goes on the
say, "If it is truly a
passion, don't take no
for an answer. Don't
be denied. What I
mean by that is you
have to persevere and
through all the times
that you are going to
hear no, don't let that
effect you to the point
where you quit. Just
keep going because
everybody gets a shot.
How does the single
and eligible bachelor
Simmons maintain
himself in the sea of
female groupies, gold
diggers and
maneaters? He laughs,
"I'm a boring guy. I'm
a homebody; I don't
go out too much. I'm
not into that
Hollywood stuff. I'm
a low-key kind of


Rapper Houston has a
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he wants to convey to not
only black youth in the
hood but all youth in gener-
al and that is to stay out of
the penitentiary and all
county and city jails
because of the wanton rape
of young men going on in
there. He has a new pro-
gram titled; "Stop the
Sodomy and Gang Rape in
the Penitentiary. All of you
young so-called, hard thugs
should go to www.radio-
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blog archive to May
27,2008, then scroll down
to rapper Houston's inter-
view with "Hood News
TV's Hassan Haze and hear
what Houston has to say
about prison rape and his
eye injury. It will blow your
mind and hopefully put
something serious on your
Yes, the famed "gloved
one," i.e., Michael Jackson
is said to be back with a
new single "Let Me Go,"
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year. The video can be
found on YouTube. The cut
is pretty good and should be
a hit. Miami Beach,

Restaurant & clubs was the
scene for their regular
"Soul Kitchen Sunday."
However, this past
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Issue," while NBA super-
star Allen Iverson of the
Denver Nuggets and
American Idol winner
Jordin Sparks played hosts.
Fabulous provided the
night's entertainment. Vibe
magazine has ranked
Forge's "Soul Kitchen
Sunday" as the number one
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America. The Canon
Logic's White Balloon EP
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them on tour.
The Web
Speaking of the popular
Radio Facts.com blog, its
creator, radio industry vet
Kevin Ross, has a new
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lively discussions on the
music and entertainment
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Comic actress Niecy
Nash is starring in "Do Not
Disturb," a new Fox-TV
sitcom premiering this fall.
The show centers on an
upstate New York Hotel and
its ego-driven staff. One of
my personal youth enter-
tainment family members
KeKe Palmer (Akeelah and
the Bee, Disney's Jump In),
is shooting a pilot for her
own Nickelodeon TV show.
One of the most for real,
tell-it-like-it-is brothas in
the biz i.e., best -selling
author and top rated "Bad
Boy of Radio" Michael
Baisden will return to TV
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"Baisden After Dark." The
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Baisden is also a motiva-
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American community, she has invoked fear for the U.S. and the world with her many
statements using code words. such as 'hard working White Americans and assassi-
nations. Code words are words used as a signal for action. Is the use of such code-
words border line to invoking a criminal act and grounds for prosecution?
A federal judge dismissed an attempt by Democratic strategist to seat all of the
Florida and Michigan delegates. Lawyers for the Democratic National Committee
advised the party that it may seat half of the disputed Michigan and Florida delega-
tions at the convention in August. Clinton therefore sent out a letter with a 16-page
attachment that some call "junk mail" to all of the superdelegates laying out her case
stating she is the best candidate.
Understand, that when Clinton and Obama learned that Michigan and Florida del-
egates would lose their ability to be seated at the Convention if they held an early
election, Obama removed his name from the Michigan ballot in order to help the vot-
ers. Clinton did not.
Most Obama.supporters continue to contribute monthly to his campaign and are a
little more comfortable about an assassination attempt if he cease his trend of mak-
ing crowd history and get increased protection from the Secret Service which
became' a part of the Homeland Security Department in 2002. With so much drama
for Obama, the Secret Service should up their manpower and tactics, watching all
who have made remarks or jokes that appear to be threatening, using code words or
other means of invoking certain actions against Senator Obama. In spite of the
many untruth stories and insinuations, Obama is still in the race with the most dele-
gates. He has the guts to run, he needs you to have the guts to help him make the
needed changes in America and the world. Vote!
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The Confederate Flag emblazoned on the sweat shirt worn by City Councilwoman Glorious Johnson
read "Equal Rights for Southern Whites". The foundational issue of "Dixie" is Slavery. Slavery is
a historical reality. Slavery has left some sobering, cruel and lasting effects in Jacksonville.
Tonyaa Wheatherbee an editorial writer for the Times-Union must be commended for providing a
historical perspective of the Confederate Flag from a Black person's point of view connecting the
Confederate Flag to Southern History. She wrote "though it lasted about 250 years and was fol-
lowed by 100 years of legalized discrimination". Economic Injustice is the stumbling block to
Equal Rights that impede or interfere with Civil Rights of all citizens in our City.
The current reality in Jacksonville suggests that Equal Rights and Economic Justice in our City do
not exist. The Good Ole Boys and Girls who sing I wish I was in Dixie enjoy a special advan-
tage not experienced by most citizens.
The most noted source of information that supports my opinion can be located in a "City of
Jacksonville Disparity Study November 1990". This study says "From the earliest beginning of the
city Jacksonville, race has been a significant factor in determining the life chances and oppor-
tunities of its citizens. From its inception as a city, white males were expressly given privileges
in every aspect of life including Economics, Politics, and Social Relations". Restoration of Equal
Rights for all citizens should be the focus of this matter concerning the Confederate Flag.
Let us evaluate briefly the privileges of: Economics, Politics and Social Relations.
The sole factor of "Race" in the Disparity Study points to a one sided approach in economic disper-
sion of public funds. This is the primary reason why the City's area between Beaver Street and Dunn
Avenue look like a Third World Country deprived of economic development.
The privilege of Politics allowed the laws concerning Residence Requirements for Public Elections
to be ignored which gave us John Peyton as our Mayor.
This egregious violation of Public law granted a resident of St. Johns County to be elected as maybr
of Duval County and Jacksonville, Florida.
The privilege of Social Relations allowed members of the Journey to impose their will upon mem-
bers of the Inner City. This approach to problem solving suggests that few know what is best for the
masses. The lack of communication and Community Buy-In is missing to address social issues.
Our challenge today is to restore Equal Rights for all citizens in Jacksonville, Florida.
The history of this City shows privileges granted to a few and unfortunately these have a connection
with the Confederate Flag. Reconciliation is only possible if we first admit history was intentionally
unjust to certain citizens. Honest, fair and open communication is the only fix for restoration of Equal
Rights for all citizens. Dr Martin Luther King Jr. said "We must learn to live together as brothers &
sisters or we will perish together as fools".
Dr. Juan P. Gray, Board Chair, Jacksonville Chapter,
Southern Christian Leadership Conference

"Black Like Me"

As you may know, the book "Black Like Me" was published in 1961 by journalist,
a White native of. This book describes his experience traveling through states of the
South while posing as a Black man. He had manipulated the pigmentation of his
skin, under the care of a to appear Black on the outside, without abolishing all
beliefs and values of his White culture.

I realize that each Black City Council member is, in essence, "Black like Me" on the
outside. However, we have observed that some of your pursuits, decisions, etc. proj-
ect the appearance of an inordinate-congruity and support of the White culture:
1. Although you're "Black like me", why did you support regressive and unjust
fees that are incongruous with Black culture?
2. As one who is "Black like me", why did you approve all of the Fat in the cul-
turally biased city budget of FY2007-2008?
3. Even though you're "Black like me", why did you facilitate TriLegacy,
Prologic and Courthouse debacles that benefited various individuals of White
4. As one who is "Black like me", how could you sit silent through the Police
Shootings, even as the shootings and killings of Blacks escalated?
5. As one who is "Black like me", how could you support the unjust Better
Jacksonville Plan when it primarily benefited individuals of the White culture?
6. How could a Council member, who is "Black like me" refuse to pursue tan-
gible initiatives to stop Jacksonville's homicides, and to resolve Cold Cases,
when'the majority of such murders are Black?
7. Why would a leader, who is "Black like me", allow the City to waste over a
million dollars on the defunct restaurant at Davis and Union streets in the heart
of LaVilla?
8. How could one who is "Black like me" attend the local chapter meeting of
the Sons of Confederate Veterans, a racist society for the benefit some in the
White culture?
9. How could a "Black like me" Council member facilitate a White racist cul-
ture by singing "I wish I were in Dixie" at this Confederate meeting?
10. How could a leader who is "Black like me" convey her appreciation of the
racist and wicked Confederate Flag?
11. Would a real "Black like me" person be given the title of "honorary redneck"
by the co-founder of the National Association of Retired Cops?
12. Do you really think voters will help "Black like me" leaders who deny attrib-
utes of their own culture to transition to Tallahassee or to the Mayor's office?

Please repent, therefore, of this thy hypocrisy and pray to God that if perhaps the
thoughts of thine heart and actions of thy minds and hands will be forgiven thee.

George Harvey, Jr.
Mt. Charity Missionary Baptist Church

Jacksonville City Meeting

Public Comments, May 13, 2008
Edward Exson

Mr. President:
Council Members:

Good Evening
The FBI's investigation shows most of the names in the two (2) Anonymous Letters and the Council
Audit Report is hand picked blacks by white benefactors. Those blacks misconstrue that they have or.
had any power. Such selection process of black leaders is institutional racism to the core. Most hand
picked blacks do more egregious things to other b sacks, than the some heinous Jim Crow Laws could
not do. I was always curious as why the State Attorney's Office never moved to prosecute the finding
in the auditors report? Other wanton acts of corrup ion that I have alleged began to mushroom in 2004
after the State Attorney suspended that investigation, Holzendorf Propertied under Ord.2004-650 and
more recent Shoppes of Norfolk, Ord. 2007-255 whereas over a million dollars in Ord. 2007-255 went
through black hands to white people, District 10 projects.

Other sponsors of oppression and neglect for blacks are the preacher/s that helps to keep the ghetto
with no improvement and their people restricted. Prosperity gospel that they preach is just a pyramid
scheme. Pastor Kelly wants his small flock to buy him a Bentley automobile, while he is not worth a
Ford Pinto.

Mental Illness is far more prevalent than acknowledged, with the reverence paid these diabolic
preachers is insane. Black so-called leaders and preachers acts of commissions and omissions, leaves
no doubt about our dysfunctional state. As a result they leave the community as was hit by an earth
quake or cyclone total devastation. We are at the doorss of no return!

When the authorities questioned me about the anonymous letters and asked did I write them, my
a -nswer was hell no I would have signed them. However, I totally agreed with there contents.
We need change!

I thank you!

Edward Exson



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The morning was misty
and gray, a drizzle blow in
the wind. In front of the dou-
ble doors leading to the
Duval County Supervisor of
Elections office, Tracie
Collier had a podium wait-
Donald Foy had alerted
the Elections office that he
was withdrawing his name
as a candidate for District
14 State Representative seat
in the Fall election.
Had he not withdrawn,
Donald Foy would have
been running against the
winner of the Democratic
candidate Mia Jones or Pat
Reading from a pre-
pared speech, Mr. Foy men-
tioned how honored he was
to be involved in the early
stages of the political elec-
tion process. But, he must
continue his work at the
local level as President of
MADDADS. Statistics
show Jacksonville is still
leading Florida as the mur-
der capital of the state allow-
ing Mr. Foy the opening to
address the need of all resi-
dences in all neighborhoods
to come together to stop the
madness and the killing.
With the decision to
withdraw from the race, two
top priorities were men-
1. To continue to be the
voice for the community

In this press conference
Mr. Foy also resigned as
vice chairman of the
Republican Party of Duval
County. Making hard state-
ments and challenging any-
one in disbelief to check the
records, Mr. Foy.pointed out
the Republican Party talk a
good game of wanting more
black people in position in
the party, but do not support
black candidates running for
office. Mr. Foy stated, "The
Black Republicans are
ignored by the Republican
Elites. When I first ran for
office, the Republicans sup-
ported Terry Fields. When I
ran this time they supported
Mia Jones. When
Councilwoman Glorious
Johnson ran for office, the
Republican establishment
supported Democrat
Ju'Coby Pittman, when
State Representative
Jennifer Carroll ran for
Congress, the Republican

Donald Foy announcing his change in parties.

After thanking family
friends, and supporters,
Donald Foy introduced to
the press Sarah Lovett, who
at the time of this writing is
preparing documents to
enter the race.
Mrs. Lovett stated her
platform will surround edu-
cation, property taxes, and
small business concerns.
When elected she said she
would refuse all pension and
health care benefits.
The deadline to qualify
by petition has passed and
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16th noon June 20th to pay
the fee of $1,915.92 which
is 6% of the annual salary.

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Donald Foy changing partyfrom Republican to Independent..

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I disagree with teenage dating and feel kids shouldn't have dates R
until they finish high school. All of the young teens in our family DEFINITION: An imbalance in the mixture of water and salts (elec.-.
are dating and they are all a mess. The girls are going through stress, trolytes) needed for normal body function. Necessary salts contain
crying and wearing a lot of make-up. The boys want to be thugs and sodium, potassium, calcium, bicarbonate and phosphate.
are going through many girls for the notches on their belt. I'm
viewed as the old maid in the family but my children are stress free
because I don't let them date. When is the right age to begin dating? BODY PARTS INVOLVED:
Geraldine Thomas Ft. Worth, TX Total body. All body parts even hard bone are bathed in a precise blend of water and natu-
ral salts.
Dear Geraldine: EL
If you have pep in your step and can get moving then your children can eat your dust and SEX OR AGE MOST AFFECTED: Both sexes; all ages.
let you continue living your life. You ve paid your dues and you're entitled to more than SEX OR AGE MOST AFFECTED: Both sexes; all ages.
babysitting and planting flowers if your foot isn't on a banana peel. However, you still need 1 12
to practice caution and good judgment in all areas. You may be mature and wise and finan- SIGNS & SYMPTOMS: Depends on whether water or salts are out of proportion.
cially stable, but sexual diseases and HIV.doesn't discriminate. The following may indicate either:
************************* Dry mouth Wrinkled skin Increased, decreased or absent urination Fatigue *
Dear Deanna! Puffy legs, hands, face or abdomen Lung congestion Weakness and confusion *
My sister has moved in with me and it's a total disaster. She is a liar, a thief and a master Heartbeat irregularities.
manipulator. I am used to a calm life that doesn't involve anyone opening my mail, answer- Heartbeat irregularities.
ing my phone and acting as if they live in a hotel with room service. I'm going to put her CAUE
out but I have to face drama from my family because she's told them a pack of lies. Our CAUSES
family is torn and she already haseveryone on her side. How do I evict her and still save Fluid and salts may be lost by:
face. Vomiting Diarrhea Heavy perspiration Some medications, such as diuretics *
Anonymous Los Angeles, CA Nasogastric tubes during hospitalization P
Dear Anonymous: Fluid and salts may accumulate from:
You need your sister and all of this madness just like you need a hole in the head. However, Congestive heart failure Excess intravenous fluids Acute or chronic kidney failure *
your sister is someone you grew up with and you knew most things about her before she Diabetes insipidus Adrenal disease Chronic lung disease Use of cortisone drugs, female
moved in. This decision is quick and to the point. If it's your house, your rules and your hormones or sodium bicarbonate. 1
money, then she needs to shape up or ship out. If you have some joint agreements, then you P
need to change some locks, make new rules and try again before sending her packing. RISK INCREASES WITH:
Dear Deanna!* Fever Diarrhea and/or vomiting Kidney disease Diabetes mellitus Heart disease *
I have to choose who I want to marry. I have a childhood friend that would love to be with Unusual or extreme diets Anorexia nervosa or bulimia Alcoholism Use of diuretics *
me but I don't feel any fireworks for him. I really want to marry my ex-boyfriend but I know Infants, young children and persons over 60. These people lose fluid very quickly when sick.
he would only marry me for stability since he has a history of unemployment. I am so anx- 0
ious to become a married woman but I'm having a tough time with this decision. Neither HOW TO PREVENT:
man has expressed this interest so I will bn-Line the one proposing. Who do choose? For vomiting or diarrhea, take small amounts of clear liquids, such as fruit juice, soda, tea or
gelatin water every 30 minutes. A replacement solution of 1 pint water, 1 teaspoon sugar and '/2
Dear Confusion: teaspoon salt may help(mix carefully) Commercial replacement solutions During serious ill-
You are missing the major dynamics of marriage such as a mutual agreement and of course, ness, keep a fluid-balance record.
a loving committed relationship. This is a union from God and not to be taken lightly or as
a game. Your childhood friend doesn't deserve heartbreak and your ex-boyfriend would use WHAT TO EXPECT
you. You deserve better and should invest time in building a loving relationship with some- APPROPRIATE HEALTH CR :
one that has love, trust, respect and a joint decision for commitment and matrimony. APPROPRIATE HEALTH CARE:
___ Doctor's treatment Self-care often diagnosis of a minor imbalance Hospitalization for
Ask Deanna is written by Deanna M. Write Ask Deanna! Deanna M, 264 S La Cienega, Suite 1283, intravenous fluids and treatment of a serious imbalance, including the underlying cause.
Beverly ffils, CA 90211 or Emai: askdeannal@yahoo.com Website: www.askdeanna.com
S Your own observation of symptoms Medical history and physical exam by a doctor *
1 7 *1 Laboratory studies of urine, stool, blood and electrolytes especially sodium, chloride and
Announcements, meetings, happenings, and community events PS OMP ICATIONS
scheduled in Jacksonville and the surrounding area. t irregularities Cardiac arrest and death
*Heartbeat irregularities Cardiac arrest and death

SUMMER READING PROGRAM FOR KIDS AND TEENS, June Ist through July 31st, all PROBABLE OUTCOME: Usually curable in 24 to 48 hours with early treatment, depending
Jacksonville Public Library locations will offer a whole, wide world of reading to discover this sum- on the underlying cause.
mer. Duval County residents, aged 12 to 18 can volunteer at any library and participate in an essay o
contest for a chance to earn a $700 college scholarship donated by George Koury & Associates TRAT
Insurance. Teens can enter to win prizes after completing summer reading and also register for the HOW TO TREAT
second annual Teen Battle of the Bands happening June 21 at the Main Library (Battle of the Band GENERAL MEASURES:
registration concludes May 31). Kids, aged 6 to 12 are encouraged to attend story times along with Keep a fluid-balance record during serious illnesses at home. Record liquids taken in each
unique programs such as, didgeridoo down under Australian music, curious moon puppet show and day; use a measuring cup to estimate. Measure and record how much urine is passed each day.
art reach paper making. As books are completed, special passports will be stamped and tracking Ask your doctor if he wants a specimen for testing Weigh yourself daily on an accurate home
summer reading will be fun. After reading five books kids can enter to win a bicycle courtesy of the scale. Any sudden weight increase or decrease may indicate fluid changes.
Jacksonville Suns. Generous support for these programs has been made by J. Wayne and Delores
Barr Weaver. For more information about summer reading programs, visit your nearest library, call MEDICATION:
630-2408 or log onto jaxpubliclibrary.org for a schedule of events. For fluid loss, your doctor may prescribe: Salt-containing drinks to make at home.
THE EARLY LEARNING COALITION OF DUVAL COUNTY has released the 2008 Early Intravenous fluids during hospitalization For fluids accumulation and sodium overload, your
Care & Education Guide Summer Camp Issue. The fourth annual edition, produced in partnership .d e
with JK Harris Publications LLC (JKH), includes complete and updated listings of Northeast Florida doctor may prescribe diuretics and potassium supplements.
Summer programs for children. The Guide is available free of charge. Information on Early Learning
Coalition's programs, services and membership can be accessed at http://www.elcofduval.org or by ACTIVITY: Rest in bed until your strength returns,
calling 904-208-2044. Information on the Northeast Florida Early Care & Education Guide Summer
Camp Issue is available at http://www.earlycareguide.com DIET: For a serious fluid imbalance, your doctor may withhold sold food until the fluid imbal-
THE WILLIAM RAINES CLASS OF 1973 will be celebrating its 35th Reunion during the ance returns to normal.
weekend of June 13 15, 2008 at the Wyndham Riverwalk Hotel- downtown Jacksonville. The CALL YOUR DOCTOR IF:
theme for this year is "Still Great In '08!" Events include a dinner cruise, a banquet, and much more! You have symptoms of a fluid and electrolyte imbalance or dehydration.
For more information, contact Mrs. Gail Hammond Haines at 725-2157. Your weight increases or decreases 4 or more pounds in 1 day.
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 Dr. Watkins, Jr., M.D. can be heard live Sundays at 7:05 p.m. EST www.KCOHRadio.com. He is a
Marriott Hotel, 4760 Salisbury Rd. To participate, call James Wright at (904) 303-9897 or Lydia 330 Mason and Grand Medical Director for the Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge and the
Jackson at (904) 765-9224. Shrines of Texas. 1
AND ORIGINAL SPECIAL -Original Companion Piece Posse Rides Again features Mario &
Melvin Van Peebles, Rapper Big Daddy Kane, Tommy "Tiny" Lister, Actor/Director Charles Lane Jacksonville Centre of the Arts
& Actor/Director Warrington Hudlin. Englewood, CO., May 22,2008- Director Mario Van Peebles
shot wide holes through the myths of the old wild, Wild West with Posse, his controversial 1993 hip- Quantum
hop Western. To celebrate the 15th anniversary of this landmark film, Posse and its companion piece Benefit Concert
Posse Rides Again will be showcased on June 6th at 6:00 p.m. on Encore Westerns and June 19th
(Juneteenth) at 6:00 p.m. on Starz In Black. Posse Rides Again, a 21-minute original special pro- For Immediate Release
duced by Encore Westerns features interviews with Mario and Melvin Van Peebles, Tommy "Tiny" Effective until June 7, 2008
Lister, rapper Big Daddy Kane, actor/director Charles Lane and Warrington Hudlin. Each offers
insight into the significance of this groundbreaking film, which has been called the untold story of Jacksonville, FL For the "lucky" 7th year,
the West. "I'm a true product of America," says Mario. "My mom is white, my dad is black and I've students at Jacksonville Centre of the Arts leap to
got some Native American in me. So, all racial groups that you see in Posse are in my veins." Adds their future in a benefit performance appropriately
the director, "Posse is a popcom movie, not a film. It's a big, trash talking loud, in-your-face, butt tied QUANTUM This pre-professional company
kicking face slapping' Western."of dancers will take center stage, 2 p.m. and 7
PUBLiC HEARINGS -You are invited to give us yur opinion. "What are the needs of people p.m., Saturday, June 7, 2008, at the Ritz Theatre &
LaVilla Museum in downtown Jacksonville.
infected and affected by HIV/AIDS in Baker, Clay, Duval, Nassau, and St. Johns counties?"To be
held at the Behavior and Human Services Division, 1809 Art Museum Dr., Suite 100, in the DANCING FOR THEIR FUTURE
Conference Rm, Jacksonville. Thursday, June 12th at 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, June 26th at 4:00 p.m., Proceeds from the event will benefit students scheduled to
and Thursday, July 24th at 4:00 p.m. Call Yvette Jefferson at (904) 858-2800, ext. 237 for more infor- participate in summer intensive dance programs from
Florida to New York City, including the Julliard School,
mation and/or limited transportation. Joffrey Ballet, Garth Fagan Project, Orlando Ballet School
COMMUNITY DAY RETURNS TO EVERST UNIVERSITY IN ORANGE PARK- and Jacksonville University. -"We make a leap of faith
Approximately 2,000 people are expected to attend the Fourth Annual Community Day from 10a.m. each spring, to help our students pursue summer dance
studies," says Kezia Hendrix-Rolle, Founder & Executive
to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 31, at Everest University (formerly Florida Metropolitan University), Director, Jacksonville Centre of the Arts. "For the past
Orange Park campus at 805 Wells Road. The media is invited to the free event, which will go on rain seven years, the community has turned out in increasing
or shine. Highlights are: *Hurricane preparedness seminars with Mike Buresh, Chief Meteorologist numbers to help us raise much-needed funds. Our dream
is to fill seats and provide extraordinary dance
with Fox30/CBS47 *Food from Ale House Orange Park *Face painting and balloon animals *Mega performances for our guests."
slide and bounce houses .Popcom, cotton candy, hot dogs and Sno-coiies *Live music with R&B The talent, grace and strength of dancers from the Centre
recording artists Jon'Ra *Door prizes more than 20 vendors with door prizes every hour *Crazy have been demonstrated in performances at the Ritz
candy *Child ID Kits *Chair and sports massages *Fire truck. Also, get a preview of Everest Theatre & LaVilla Museum, The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens, Jacksonville Landing, Jaguars Halftime shows,
University's expanded trades program set to debut this summer with instruction in electrical and Super Bowl celebrations MLK Parades World of Nations Downtown Dance Project, EDDY Awards, Jacksonvillec
HVAC repair. Contacts at event: Lynell Twiner, executive admissions representative, Jeff Sherman, hip-hop and tap. For more information, visit www.jacksonvillecentreofthearts.org.
director of admissions at the Orange Park campus, phone: (904) 264-9122. Tickets for QUANTUM are $25 for general seating; $35 for reserved, and can be purchased at Jacksonville Centre
COMMUNITY OPEN HOUSE AND TOURS-Stop by the Beaver Street Enterprise Center for of the Arts, 2049 North Pearl Street in historic Springfield, or at the door on the day of the performance.
refreshments and tours. See an incubator at work and meet the management team and tenants. You Call 355-5551 for information.
can also leam about several new programs, such as our "Venture Out" program for at-home busi- -.--- ----------------------------------
nesses. For more information, call (904) 265-4700. Wednesday, June 4, 9:00 11:30am, State I Contact:
Department Buyer's Roundtable, Hosted by Senators Tony Hill (Jacksonville) and Gary Siplin I Kezia Hendrix-Rolle
(Orlando). All State MBE/DBE (minority, women, or disadvantaged) business enterprises are invit- Founder
ed to join purchasers from the State of Florida Department and Agency Buyers in this rare opportu- & Executive Director, oth
nity to sell your goods and products. Organizer: Deborah K. Thompson Consultants. You must Jacksonville Centre of the Arts
RSVP in order to attend this event. Call (904) 265-4700 or email reddinga@bsecenter.net 904-355-5551 (The Centre)
904-463-4529 (cell)

MAY 31. 2008


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f _,From Actual Police Reports
S H Did You Hear About?...

A DISTURBANCE -An officer was dis-
patched to the 1900 block of Hardee St., in ref-
erence to a disturbance call. Upon his arrival,
he met with Mrs. C, who stated that the suspect,
Mr. DW, accused her of having a sexual rela-
tionship with another individual that resides at
the above location. According to Mrs. C, the
above listed residence is a boarding house.
Mrs. C stated she came to Jacksonville to visit
the suspect from Chicago. After accusing her of
having a sexual relationship with another ten-
ant, Mrs. C stated the suspect became angered
and started arguing at her. From there, Mrs. C
stated the suspect threw her clothing outside of
the residence. She stated an altercation ensued
between her and the suspect where the suspect pushed her with his hands. In order
to keep from falling to the ground, Mrs. C stated she grabbed the fence. As a result
of grabbing the fence, she sustained a small scrape to her left index finger. Mrs. C
did not require immediate medical assistance. After committing the act, the suspect
fled to an unknown location. The witness stated he heard both the suspect and Mrs.
C arguing which woke him from his sleep. The witness stated he did not know what
caused the incident, but he did advise that the suspect had been drinking beverages
that contained alcohol all day. While conducting the investigation, Mrs. C was very
sketchy about what initiated the incident. This case did not meet the criteria for
domestic violence. Therefore, as a result of the investigation, Mrs. C was given a
SAO card and advised the follow up procedures.

DOMESTIC BATTERY -An officer was
dispatched to the 4300 block of Fender Dr.,
in reference to a domestic battery incident.
Upon his arrival he met with KMC, the vic-
tim, who stated on several occasions, EMC,
suspect and who is also the victim's hus-
band for the past two years struck her on the
right side of her face with an open hand.
The victim stated the day before the suspect
got into an argument with the victim's old-
est daughter over buying a wrong can of
mushroom soup. The victim stated that
while the argument was going on the sus-
pect became increasingly enraged. the vic-
tim stated she took her daughter out of the residence and over to her real fathers
house so things would calm down. the victim stated that some times the suspect
slapped her on the right side of her face for defending her oldest .daughter for the
incident the day before. The victim stated the suspect also blamed her for scratch-
ing his truck. The officer made contact with the suspect, he stated post miranda "yes
I slapped her, we got into a disagreement." The suspect stated he did not mean to
hurt her. The suspect had a very strong odor of alcohol coming from his breath. Due
to the potential for repeat violence the suspect was arrested. The officer observed no
visible injuries to the victim's face. While the suspect was in the back of the patrol

car, he stated, "the victim scratched me on
my right arm." the officer observed a
scratch on the suspect right arm that
appeared to have been there for a while.
the small scratch had a very dark scab on it
consistent with a scratch that has been
there for a while. Due to no visible
injuries, the victim refused to have photos
taken. there were no children present dur-
ing this incident. The officer handed out
proper domestic violence paper work and
advised the victim of a "safe place," and
handed out proper vine information. the
victim gave a written statement, the state-


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ment was placed into the property room. the suspect was arrested and transported to

WHAT JEALOUS WOULD DO FOR YOU -An officer was dispatched to the 600
block of W. 4th St., in regards to the victim's ex-boyfriend banging on her apartment
door. The have two children in common. The investigation revealed the suspect was
banging on the front door and later went to the rear of the victim's apartment and
smashed in the lower window. The suspect then pushed up the window to climb into
the apartment. On the way in, he cut his right arm and blood was on the broken glass
and on the floor. The suspect went upstairs to the victim's bedroom to confront her.
The officer noticed the blood stains on the floor'leading to the upstairs bedroom. the
suspect then used his fist to strike the victim about her face. The officer noticed red-
ness on the lower right side of her jaw. The suspect then held the victim down on
the bed and pulled off her underwear and said, "you have some dude in here and I'll
beat your behind some more." The victim said he didn't try to rape her. The officer
noticed blood stains on the sheet and floor. The victim said he then fled out of the
front door and the she called the police and gave them a description of him. The offi-
cer made canvass of the area and located the
suspect still wearing the same clothes
matching the description given. When the
officer attempted to interview the suspect,
he said, "what you want." Then said, "I only
broke out her window to talk to her." The
suspect ran behind the house and jumped a
fence. He was apprehended by another offi-
cer. the suspect was read his rights and
transported back to the scene where the vic-
tim identified the suspect. The suspect was
absentee book into the jail due to him being
treated at Shands for his injuries.

Your Weekly

May 31, 2008 June 6, 2

Mar 21st Apr 19th
Your social skills are smooth as silk
early this week, leading to a pile of lit-
tle victories. But as midweek approach-
es, your best bet is to slow down and be
as clear as possible with friends and
family. Thursday and Friday are perfect
for getting things done around the
house -- you may decide to initiate a
repair or clean-up project that's been
simmering for months. The weekend is
lots of fun for you and your people, as
long as you're all willing to follow your
impulses and see what happens next!

June 22nd July 22nd
Your contributions at work or at home
on Monday reflect your unique nature,
and should surprise more than a few
people -- in a ood way, of course!
The middle of the week could be a bit
more troubling though, as every proj-
ect seems to splinter into a million dit-
ferent to-do list items, each of which
requires a different approach.
Delegation is the key! Thursday and
Friday bring a welcome respite from
that madness, and you may find it con-
siderably easier to work on more
meaningful projects and plans. The
weekend is great for planning ahead.

Apr 20th May 20th
The week starts with a bang you may
find yourself laughing all day long on
Monday thanks to a combination of
wacky antics and your own good energy.
Midweek brings a golden opportunity to
talk about your feelings with someone
close or someone you want to bring
closer. Open up and don't hold back on
anything. Thursday and Friday are great
for taking care of home business, whether
it's cleaning the tub or playing with the
kids. Get ready for a big brouhaha over
the weekend; the social energy practically
guarantees some power struggles.

July 23rd Aug 22nd
Monday could find you trapped in the
system, whether it's at work, school, or
in a bureaucratic briar patch. Be wary
and step lightly! Spend extra time with
friends midweek-- their energy should
give youjust what you need to recov-
er from your temporary slowdown. On
Thursday and Friday, it's vital to keep
your cool, even while family members
or coworkers are blowing up over
nothing. Your calm can set a positive
example and should get you ready for
the weekend, when an influx of great
energy is set to push you towards a
victory of some kind!

Sept 23rd Oct 22nd Oct 23rd Nov 21st

Things aren't quite as they seem on
Monday, so take a second -- and a
third -- look before making tip your
mind about what to do next. Your good
energy midweek drives you to try new
things: maybe a restaurant, maybe a
new kind of music or just about any-
thing else, as long as it can be shared.
Try to slow down on Thursday and
Friday and appreciate the small details
of your life. Things could get frenetic,
but you've got a good home base. Your
friends are especially important this
weekend, so check in with each one.

Dec 22nd Jan 19th
Monday is strangely good tor shop-
ping -- you might score an unexpected
deal just by browsing or window
shopping. Make sure you can afford
it, even with the discount! The middle
part of the week brings people out in a
way that makes communication much
simpler and more straightforward --
just the way you like it. Things may
start to get weird on Thursday, though,
and you should try to thicken your
skin in preparation for the odd com-
ments that are sure to come your way.
Expect quite a few requests for time,
energy and money this weekend!

The first half of the week requires greater
care than usual you may need to let go
of some people or notions that are hold-
ing you back. As long as you think it all
through, you should find it pretty easy to
get along on your own, and may be sur-
prised by who decides to stick around.
Thursday and Friday bring a surge of
powerful emotional energy that should
put you at peace with your choices, and
you may decide to move on even further.
Watch out for new challenges this week-
end though you're always up for a test
of your abilities, you may need to draw
on new resources.

Jan 20th Feb 18AQUARIUS
^i ^Jan 20th Feb 18th

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It you onth near Irom your rarmuty on
Monday, you may want to check in
with them yourself It's nothing urgent,
but the timing is right. If you're look-
ing for love, or wondering if your cur-
rent relationship is right for you,
expect things to sizzle .in a big way
midweek. You may need a few days to
recover, but big business comes your
way on Thursday or Friday and you'll
need serious focus to deal with it prop-
erly.-Take a deep breath and get on
with it! Over the weekend, show that
you're independent from someone
who's been getting cocky.

1008 ,

May 21st June 21st
Listen carefully to what your friends are
trying to tell you this week. Someone
who's remarkably stable will advise you
to try something slightly risky -- and
they'll be dead right. Tuesday and
Wednesday are filled with exciting
energy, and you could find yourself
moving from party to party, or friend to
friend, in a chain of good times. Later in
the week, you'll need to hunker down
and try to just go with the flow in spite
of the fact that you may find it more dif-
ficult than usual to adapt to changing
circumstances. The weekend is muc
sweeter, and you should have a long
talk with someone like-minded.

Aug 23rd -Sept 22nd
Start the week with at least a little deep
thought-your intellectual energy is
powerful, and it'd be a shame to let it
go to waste! Your mental state starts to
speed up on Tuesday, and you ought to
be able to think on your feet amidst
even the craziest circumstances at
work or with friends. Later in the
week, you'll want to use your leg-
endary organizational skills to bring
your people together in some new
way. A party or outing would be per-
fect. Yo altruistic side is brought out
in a big way this weekend, so get out
there and volunteer or just help out
around the house.

Nov 22nd Dec 21st
While you may think of yourself as a
big-picture person, Monday brings
details that simply cannot be ignored.
Force yourself to deal with them
quickly so you can get on with the rest
of the week -- you'll need to spend
some time pondering the big issues in
a few days. Watch out for dates or
other one-on-one interactions on
Thursday or Friday, as you may be a
bit grumpy and less able to present
your good side. Forewarned is fore-
armed! The travel'bug should bite you
hard this weekend, and it's a good
time to make plans to get out of town.

Feb 19th- Mar 20th

Monday brings a flurry of emails, IMs,
phone calls and other communications
your way, though you shouldn't have
to deal with all of them right away.
This could make for a busy week as
you play catch-up, but for the most
part you're happy to be so engaged
with people. Thursday and Friday
bring a strong current of romance into
your life, either through someone new
or a reinvigoration of old feelings.
Enjoy the buzz! The weekend brings a
few too many dramas courtesy of
friends and family-try to let them
resolve on their own.


TALLAHASSEE, FL Attorney General Bill McCollum today issued a consumer
advisory, warning Floridians about a "phishing" scam claiming to be associated with
the Internal Revenue Service's Economic Stimulus offer.
Members of the Attorney General's staff recently received an email from a service
purporting to be the IRS, asking recipients to click on an internet link to verify person-
al information. However, the IRS does not send e-mails asking for personal informa-
tion to process refunds or to claim their economic stimulus funds and consumers are
urged not to comply with the email's request.
"Scammers and con artists can use technology to replicate legitimate-looking serv-
ices, but Floridians should not be fooled," said Attorney General McCollum. "Informed
and educated consumers can better protect themselves from falling prey to these
The email, copied below, used a server claiming to be affiliated with the IRS to
bolster its appearance of authenticity. These communications seek to lure taxpayers
into supplying names, social security numbers, credit card information and other per-
sonal identification information. Consumers can visit the agency's website at
http://www.IRS.gov for more information, but should never provide any personal
information to an email claiming to be from the IRS.
Attorney General McCollum offered the following recommendations to consumers
in order for them to avoid falling prey to tax-time scammers:
Never give out personal identification information to anyone who is soliciting
money or who is claiming to represent the IRS without the appropriate credentials.
Do not respond to e-mails asking for information relating to refunds or the eco-
nomic stimulus refund. The IRS's website is the legitimate source for checking on
refund status.
Do not let anyone purporting to be an agent for the IRS into your home unless
he or she has proper identification.
Consumers who believe they may be victims of fraud may contact the Attorney
General's fraud hotline at 1-866-9-NO-SCAM (1-866-966-7226) or file a complaint
online at http://myfloridalegal.com.

Advertising Deadline:

TUESDAYS @ 5 p.m.

To place an ad:

CAII: (904) 766-8834 or

EMAIL: ad@thefloridastar.com

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Black Bike Week is
not only the largest black
bike festival in the world
but its also the largest
black beach week event
period. Every Memorial
Day weekend over
350,000 bikers travel to
Myrtle Beach, South
Carolina for fun, food,
festivities and more. If
you love bikes and the
people who ride them, you
cannot miss this event.
Black Bike Week is
for everyone. It does not
matter what gender, race
or nationality.-All are wel-
Although, its basical-
ly meant for Bikers, all
attendees are welcome.
You are going to enjoy no
matter what you ride.
The actual event
occurs around the Myrtle

Beach area.There are tons
of parties and events that
occur throughout the 5
day weekend. The hotels
are jam packed full of rev-
elers. The beaches are
swamped, the streets are
packed and you can smell
the BBQ grilling as many
people spend their entire
year waiting for this
event. -
There are plenty of
things to get into during
the event. There are con-
certs, parties, pool parties,
contest, fashion shows,
etc. Each year is different.
You are guaranteed to
have fun.
This is an outdoor
public event. It's free to
attend. However, you will
need enough funds for the
many Myrtle Beach
restaurants along the strip.

Nightclubs and shopping
areas also should be with-
in your budget. Most par-
ticipants bring anywhere
from $500.00 to $1,000 to
cover the cost of the 4-5
day vacation.
If you can imagine
175,000 sexy women, in
teeny tiny bikinis, "drop-
pin it like it's hot" on the
back of a bike, then men
you should have an idea of
what you are getting into.
And, women, if you can
imagine 175,000 men on
the hottest bikes in the
country ready to give
YOU a ride, and if you
love men on bikes and
love to have fun, you
won't find a larger gather-
ing of professional choco-
late men ready to show
you their engines.

Retha Pierce Mayor Elect Atlantic Beach Bike Fest 29th Annual
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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
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The Gomn Board of the Dtrict requests that teresMtd parties respond to the
solkftMion(s) below by 2:00 p.m., Thweday, June 28,2008. Further 1to4lton t
vilable throughOnven Damandrtar atwww.demandlWetrom [(800) 711-17121, or the
DIstrits wbelte at www.trwmd.om,, Proposal pa cag may be obtled from Onvi
DenwndStaror tha Dstdct by calling Alan Weavwr (3 0) 3294271,


The Goveming Board o the St. Johns River Water Menagement Dtriect is "eking
propowl si respom to this Request for Prposal from quallfledinvestment
manager oT demontwmated prfwonalm competne and experience to perbmfonn
Invewment management Mservi to supwevlse and dIrtW the kwinAWI Ol the Ditriot.
Investment m.nagementsvi will be performed on a contractual fee basis,

District *tf will meetat ODtrot headquaters at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, July 10, 2000, in
Conferaeoc Room 110, Admrniltrtlon BudIng, to wlueht and rank M0e proposal,
Staff will aubmirt Ift reoomnmediaon to the Dibtrict Governming Board's FInanc,
Administraton and Audit Cummite at it. Augut 12, 006, meeting.

Spec l accommodalion for dlablttles may be requwted thr h Altp Ws*vor or by
odng t(386) 3294450 (TDD), t ast NvO (5) UlnMe day batbMe the dat needed

Request for Proposal No. 08-OCS


The Jacksonville Port Authority ("JAXPORT") will receive
proposals no later than Thursday, June 26, 2008 by 2:00
p.m. local time at 2831 Talleyrand Avenue, Jacksonville, FL

All proposals must be submitted in accordance with specifi-
cations No.08-OCS, which may be obtained after 8:30 a.m.
on Thursday, May 29, 2008 from our website at

Procurement Department
Attn: Louis Naranjo
Jacksonville Port Authority
2831 Talleyrand Avenue
Jacksonville,' Florida 32206-0005

For Debtor in Possession
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JACKSONVILLE TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY (JTA) The Goveming Board of the District requests that interested parties respond to the solici-

transportation mobility options available to Americans with disabilities seeking integration into the website at www.sjrwmd.com. Proposal packages may be obtained from Onvia
work force and full participation in society. DemandStar or the District by calling Alan Weaver (386) 329-4271.

lic transportation services beyond those required by the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT SERVICES
and new public transportation alternatives beyond those required by the ADA. For the purpose of the
New Freedom Program, "new" service is any service or activity that was not operational nor had an The Governing Board of the St. Johns River Water Management District is seeking pro-
identified funding source as of August 10, 2005. In other words, if not for the New Freedom Program, posals in response to this Request for Proposals from qualified investment managers of
these projects and proposed service enhancements would not be available for individuals with dis- demonstrated professional competence and experience to perform investment manage-
abilities. ment services to supervise and direct the investments of the District. Investment man-
The net operating cost of services provided by the New Freedom Program funds must be matched agement services will be performed on a contractual fee basis.
by 50 percent. Capital project funded through this program may be matched at 20 percent. Matching
funds may be raised by other federal sources such as the Department of Labor, Department of District staff will meet at District headquarters at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, July 10, 2008, in
Education, or by other agencies so long as the matching source is not the Department of Conference Room 110, Administration Building, to evaluate and rank the proposals. Staff
Transportation or from State Revenue Toll Credits. will submit its recommendation to the District Goveming Board's Finance, Administration
The Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA), as the Designated Recipient of said funds and pur- and Audit Committee at its August 12, 008, meeting.
suant to the requirements of Section 5317 of Title 49, United States Code, hereby gives notice of the
availability of federal grant funds under the New Freedom Grant (49 U.S.C. 5317) and the issuance Special accommodations for disabilities may be requested through Alan Weaver or by
of a Request forApplications (RFAs). Applications are being solicited from qualified agencies for qual- calling (386) 329-4450 (TDD), at least five (5) business days before the date needed.
ified projects. Qualified applicants must:
NBe a private non-profit fr private for profit organization, private agency, local public agency or local
public authority;
*Show an established need for the project and how the project fits into the recommendations of the
Northeast Florida Coordinated Mobility Plan;
phoneFree Prgam t new5 pro sedrvicect is ayervic orat ingBadosht on ie ate
*Ensure that adequate funds are available to match the federal funds; and
demonstratee that the proposed project meets Federal requirements.
Applications for project funding will be evaluated by a Competitive Selection Committee made up of
representatives from counties in the Northeast Florida area including transportation providers and
from representatives from the Northeast Florida Regional Council and the First Coast Metropolitan
Planning Organization (FCMPO). Unless there is sufficient funding In the year's appropriations to
cover all eligible requests, the Competitive Selection Committee will use the following criteria to eval-
uateo applications:
1. Overall achievement of one or more of the Northeast Florida Coordinated Plan Strategic Goals.
2. Coverage of regional application.
3. Extent to which the project addresses the transportation needs of persons with disabilities that go

6. Fiscal and Managerial Capability.P
The total amount of JARC grant funds currently available for the Jacksonville Urbanized area through
Fiscal Year 2008 is approximately $377,387. Interested applicants may obtain RFA packages
between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., beginning May 14, 2008, at the following locations D
Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA) i 100 North Myrtle Ave. Jacksonville, Florida 32203 aeildgrnotopvdsn
Attention: Ken Holton, fManager of Capital Programming and Grants Telephone (904) 630-3187 -
kholton@jtafia.cbm. Applications may also be obtained from the JTA web site at www.jtafia.com.

The aplic fon application submission is 4:45 D:m EST. on June 2. 200

All applications must be delivered to the First Coast Metropolitan Planning Organization at:
First Coast MPO Call: (904) 766-8834
1022 Prudential Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32207
phone (904) 306-7500Ht Ma oCtPr ia Gn Tlo ()08
fax h904)b306-7501 adfthJweworiastar.com
(toll free) 1-888-488-4898
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MAY31, 2008


Camp Sunshine Jax Brings Smiles to

May 31^^^

Kids Faces
Local chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority
addresses HIV/AIDS through '"fun-filled" edu-
cational activities

Throughout the weekend, the theme
"Courage to Dream" was echoed and demon-
strated by campers and staffers alike as the
Jacksonville Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma
Theta Sorority hosted the 3rd annual Camp
Sunshine Jax in Micanopy, FL. Camp Sunshine
Jax is a camp experience targeted for children
ages 9-15 who are infected or affected by
HIV/AIDS and provides the opportunity to fel-
lowship with persons living similar experiences.
The camp promotes esteem building, height-
ens social skills, offers health education and pro-
vides a safe and fun atmosphere for the kids.
Alarming statistics show that over 50% of new
cases of HIV/AIDS in the United States are
below the age of 25. The state of Florida contin-
ually ranks among the top states nationally in
infection rates.
"Our overall mission is to make a positive
impact on the lives of our campers, in addition to
providing education and awareness about the
HIV crisis among our youth to the Jacksonville
community," said Joann Manning, Camp
Sunshine Jax coordinator. This year's camp
yielded the highest attendance of male campers,
a factor that normally goes to the females.
Manning stated that the campers have a great
time and hopes to continue as an on-going pro-
gram for the camp participants.
Camp Sunshine Jax is completely funded by
grants, sponsorships, and donations. This year's
sponsorship was through the generosity of Hugh
and Shirley Connerty, the camp's Platinum
Presenter. Hugh H. Connerty, Jr. is the President
of Stokes Land Group, LLLP and founder of
Longhorn Steakhouse and Hooters of America
restaurants. Connerty and wife Shirley are
ardent civic supporters and contribute to several
local and international charities and organiza-
tions. The camp has also received funding since
its inception from founding sponsors, brAIDS
and the Eartha M.M. White Legacy Fund.
Supporters Cleve Warren and Gregory Owens
serve as Legacy Fund board chair and board
member respectively.
The camp consists of educational workshops,
interactive activities, social events, swimming,
rope climbing, team building, and artistic com-
ponents. Case managers, physicians, and private

T-shirt design art project for campers.

Camper conquers the rock climb wall.
continued on PR4

Campers have fun in the pool at Camp Sunshine Jax.

Festival opens June 6
with "Ocean Adventures,"
featuring sea lions, sharks
and sting rays
Valdosta, GA- Calling
kids of all ages for a summer
of fun at Wild Adventures, as
Kidzpalooza's "Ocean
Adventures" kicks off
Friday, June 6. The all-new
festival fascinates kids of all
ages with thrilling shows and
interactive activities, bring-
ing guests closer than ever to
animals not seen at the park
previously. Delight in shows

Lion Splash,"
Encounter" and

Predators" and
dive into the
hands-on fun of
the "Sting Ray
Experience" or
"Wild About
B a b i e s "
runs through
August 3 and is
included in
park admission.
We 're
bringing a
whole new
level of guest
and animal
interaction to
Wild Adventures during
Kidzpalooza," explains Bob
Montgomery, GM. "We
can't wait to see the faces of
children and parents alike as
they pet sting rays for the
first time, laugh at the sea
lions or get closer to a shark
than ever before."
"Ocean Adventures"
gives Kidzpalooza a new
maritime flavor, as salt water
creatures make the park their
home for the summer. "Sea
Lion Splash" features the
comedic antics of one of the

,;a avIra io ubt Iuvvanc; c uaib,
as they perform daring acro-
batic feats, play games and
even try to trick their train-
ers. In the "Shark
Encounter" guests will learn
just what is fact and what is
fiction about the fearsome
shark and then watch as a
diver enters the tank to try
and put one to sleep!
"Sting Ray Experience"
is a hands-on activity for all
ages, as petting and even
feeding of the graceful sting
ray is encouraged. And don't
miss another hands-on expe-
rience-a visit to "Hermit
Castle," a kingdom of scurry-
ing hermit crabs.
Back on dry land, the
fun continues with "North
American Predators," a new
show highlighting fierce
creatures found right in our
own backyard. Wolves, bears
and cougars star in this show
where guests will learn about
their habits and habitats.
The cast might be little,
but the action is big in "Baby
Tigers 'n Toys," an inside
look at how trainers use play
time to teach baby tigers how
to act like big ones. More
baby fun can be found at
"Wild About Babies," a baby
petting zoo featuring dozens
of the park's youngest and
most adorable residents.

this summer at Wild
Adventures. VeggieTales
"Silly Song Sing-Along" fea-
tures Bob, Larry and the
whole VeggieTale crew and
encourages plenty of audi-
ence interaction.
Kidzpalooza returns to
the park for its fourth and
biggest year yet. The festival
runs June 6 -August 3 and is
included in park admission.
Kidzpalooza's "Ocean
Adventures" tops off a day of
fun at Wild Adventures with
more than 50 rides, including
nine coasters; Splash Island
Water Park, hundreds of wild
animals and daily shows.
Regular admission is just $45
and Junior/Senior admission
is $40. Both include a
Second-Day Free.
Revisit the fun the rest of
the year with the Passport
2008 or Gold Passport. Both
Passports include unlimited
admission to the park
through December 31, 2008,
as well as Passholder spe-
cials, sneak previews and
discounts to other Herschend
Family Entertainment parks
such as Dollywood,
Dollywood's Splash Country,
Stone Mountain Park, Silver
Dollar City, Celebration City
and White Water in Branson,
Missouri. Gold Passports

alaU AIIItluu 1100, j)aii.iiig,
free go-karts, free Adventure
Golf and 10% discounts on
food and merchandise at
Wild Adventures.
For more information on
any of the park's activities,
please visit
www.wildadventures.net or
call (229) 219-7080.
Wild Adventures is a
170-acre theme park located
in Valdosta, Georgia featur-
ing one of the largest .ride
collections in the South, hun-
dreds of wild animals, Splash
Island Water Park, shows,
festivals and all-star con-
certs. The park is owned and
operated by Herschend
Family Entertainment
Corporation (HFE), a compa-
ny specializing in family
entertainment. For nearly
half a century, HFE has
owned, operated or partnered
in 20 properties in nine
states, including Branson,
Missouri's Silver Dollar
City; operating partner with
Dolly Parton in Tennessee's
Dollywood and Dollywood's
Splash Country; operating
partner in Atlanta's Stone
Mountain Park and owners
of Ride the Ducks amphibi-
ous tours in four cities.

I HelpMak3 e It A Safe Summer: Don't Serve Al3c ol3To Teens

(NAPSI)-A national
campaign to reduce underage
drinking is helping the nation
understand that serving alco-
h61 to teens is unsafe, illegal

whom most teens
who drink get
their alcohol.
To teens, the
word "summer"
means freedom.
School is out and
teens have more
time with friends,
often with
reduced adult
summer is a time when teens
are at high risk to start drink-
ing. It also is a time when teen
drunk-driving deaths are at
their highest.

lems. The campaign website--
dontserveteens.gov--is spon-
sored by the Federal Trade
Commission, the nation's con-
sumer protection agency, and
supported by public and pri-
vate sector organizations. The
campaign has been recog-
nized by the U.S. Senate and
officials from 40 states.

Practical Steps to Take

Underage drinking is not
inevitable: "We Don't Serve
Teens" offers these practical
tips to help you stop teenage
Tell your teen the mini-

quences for the person who
provides the alcohol.
Tell your friends that
since the legal drinking age
was raised to 21 in the 1980s,
teen drinking and binge drink-
ing have decreased substan-
Keep track of the alco-
hol in your home. Make sure
teens can't get into it without
your knowledge.
Be frank about telling
other parents that you don't
want them serving alcohol to
your teen or condoning teen
Talk to adults who host
teen parties. Let them know

to someone else's teen.
Talk to managers at
restaurants, recreation areas,
and other places teen parties
are held. Tell them that the
parents in your community do
not want their teens to have
access to alcohol.
Let local law enforce-
ment know that you support
active policing of noisy teen
parties. A noisy party may sig-
nal alcohol use; tell them you
will ask them to check it out.
For more information on
stopping teens' easy access to
alcohol, visit
Research indicates that

School Jokes!
A math joke
I failed every subject except for algebra.
How did you keep from failing that?
I didn't take algebra!

A history joke
Why was the ghost of Anne Boleyn always running after
the ghost of Henry VIII?
She was trying to get ahead!

A history joke
What was the first thinG Queen Elizabeth did on
ascending to the throne?
Sat down!

A math joke
Teacher: Are you good at math?
Pupil: Yes and no
Teacher: What do you mean?
Pupil: Yes, I'm no good at math!

What are the small rivers that run into the Nile?
The juve-niles!

Father: You were absent on the day of the test?
Son: No but the boy who sits next to me was!

Who's there?
Tongue Closure.

Twisters Closure mouth when you're -
Through three cheese trees Knock Knock!
three free fleas flew. Who's there?
While these fleas flew, Argue.
freezy breeze blew. Argue who?
Freezy breeze made these Argue going to let me in or
three trees freeze. not???
Freezy trees made these
trees' cheese freeze. Knock Knock!
That's what made these Who's there?
three free fleas sneeze. Adair.
********** Adair who?
Adair once but I'm bald now!
When I was in Arkansas I
saw a saw that could out- Knock Knock!
saw any other saw I ever Who's there?
saw, saw. If you've got a Foster.
saw that can outsaw the Foster who?
saw I saw saw then I'd like Foster than a speeding bullet!
to see your saw saw. Knock Knock!
Who's there?
The queen in green Sherwood.
screamed. Sherwood who?
Sherwood like to meet you!

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continued from PR1
centers in Duval and
the surrounding coun-
ties refer the partici-
pants, but most prima-
rily come from the
Rainbow Center at
UF& Shands
Jacksonville and North
Florida AIDS Network
(NFAN). Presenters
include motivational
speakers, healthcare
professionals, social
workers, youths, and
other members of the
sorority. Campers look
forward with anticipa-
tion every year to the
two day camp and all it
encompasses. "I just
love coming here every
year and meeting new
friends, learning and
just hav ing fun,"
expresses a repeat
A Wine & Dessert
Reception held earlier
at the Haskell Building
served as the kickoff to
Camp Sunshine Jax.
The camp's sponsors
were honored for their
generous support and
participating agencies
and personnel were
acknowledged. Local
chapter president
Sandya Hull-
Richardson expressed
appreciation on behalf
of the chapter for the
commitment and sup-
port exhibited.
Contributors to the
reception included bb's
Restaurant for the
exquisite and delec-
table desserts, Publix
Super Markets Inc.,
Total Care Mortgage
Company, Mr. & Mrs.
Peter Racine, Dr. &
Mrs. William Scott;
and Mrs. Linnie Finley


of the Jacksonville
Urban League.
Volunteers provided
guidance and assis-
tance to camp partici-
pants and were instru-
mental in its'overall
success. They were:
Seleta Owens, DST
Health & Fitness
Chair; Joann Manning,
Camp Coordinator;
sorority members
Karen Richardson, Tia
Mitchell, Latricia
Ledet, Debra Vaughn,
Mesha Tisdel, Mozella
Raines, Tonette
Rogers-Phelps, Jackie
Nash, and Sabrina
George Young; Will
Laws and Corey
Colvin of Mortgage
Family; Rick Torrence
of Xerox;. Josephine
Thompson RN, MSN,
PhDc (Atlanta, GA);
and Vonda Thomas
(Atlanta, GA).
Established in 2005,
Camp Sunshine Jax is a
camp designed for
HIV/AIDS infected
and affected children in
Jacksonville and sur-
rounding counties. It is
a program of the
Jacksonville Alumnae
Chapter of Delta Sigma
Theta Sorority and
funded through spon-
sorships and grants.
For more information
on Camp Sunshine Jax,
contact (904) 721-
8892, (904) 358-1123
or visit


We are now scheduling
auditions for grades 2 12.

Call: (904) 346-1636


Need-based scholarships available.
No fee to audition.

Rehearsal sites now in Orange Park,
Downtown Jacksonville, Westside, and Northside.

Deadline for Ads:

Tuesday @ 5 p.m.

Call: (904) 766-8834





The Star

Pacle PR UMav 31. 2008