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Florida star
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Language:
English
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Florida star (Jacksonville, Fla.)
Publisher:
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Copyright Date:
2009
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Title:
Florida star
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Florida star (Jacksonville, Fla.)
Alternate Title:
Florida star news
Physical Description:
v. : ill. ; 58 cm.
Language:
English
Creator:
Florida star (Jacksonville, Fla.)
Publisher:
The Florida Star Pub. Co.,
The Florida Star Pub. Co.
Place of Publication:
Jacksonville, Fla.
Jacksonville, Fla
Publication Date:
Copyright Date:
2009
Frequency:
weekly
regular

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newspaper   ( sobekcm )
Spatial Coverage:
United States of America -- Florida -- Duval -- Jacksonville

Notes

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-

Record Information

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University of Florida
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University of Florida
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David W. Manieri
Week's Featured Suspect
This week on Channel 4, the Wheel of Justice.
landed on David Wayne Manieri. He is wanted for
burglary and assault since he pulled a gun on his
girlfriend and her mother. He is considered armed
and dangerous.

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VaShawn Samuel R. Nicholas M. Kinney
Hall, armed Daly, Featured last week,
burglary- Aggravate caught next day.
TVs, guns, d Assault, Kinney was wanted for
and armed and stalking females at The
Escalade dangerous Landing. He dwas also
known for tracking
young girls.
Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, Channel 4 Television Station
and The Florida Star are working together to solve crime
and stop the violence in the area. Officer Ken Jefferson
spins the wheel every Thursday during the Morning Show
on Channel 4, WJXT.
Call First Coast Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS.


Something to Think About

The Garbage Truck

One day I hopped in a taxi and we took off for the air-
port. We were driving in the right lane when suddenly
a black car jumped out of a parking space right in front
of us. My taxi driver slammed on his brakes, skidded,
and missed the other car by just inches! The driver of
the other car whipped his head around and started
yelling at us. My taxi driver just smiled and waved at
the guy. And I mean he was really friendly. So I asked,
"Why did you just do that? This guy almost ruined your
car and sent us to the hospital!" This is when my taxi
driver taught me what I now call, "The Law of the
Garbage Truck."
He explained that many people are like garbage
trucks. They run around full of garbage, full of frustra-
tion, full of anger, and full of disappointment. As their
garbage piles up, they need a place to dump it and
sometimes they'll dump it on you. Don't take it person-
ally. Just smile, wave, wish them well, and move on.
Don't take their garbage and spread it to other people at
work, at home, or on the streets.
The bottom line is that successful people do not let
garbage trucks take over their day. Life's too short to
wake up in the morning with regrets, so...Love the peo-
ple who treat you right. Pray for the ones who don't.
Life is ten percent what you make it and ninety per-
cent how you take it!


Police Shootings

Jacksonville has
B experienced 16 police-
t involved shootings
,:' since the beginning of
year 2008. In July,
there were four, the
last two adults were
Darry Waters, Brian Brock, 29, Brian Brock, 29 on
38, shot by shot while run- '
police after ning from an offi- July 29 and Darry
stealing cruis- cer in Mayport. Waters on July 20. On
or. July 24, 15-year-old
Jerry McTyre was shot
by an officer who had been hit by a vehicle involved in
a home invasion robbery. Waters and Brock died.
McTyre survived the incident.
In most cases, the police review board finds that offi-
cers involved in Jacksonville shootings, shot their vic-
tims while acting within the guidelines of the depart-
ment.
Last week, Ronnie J. Wilson, Sr., was killed by a
police cruiser while walking his dog. According to
reports, the cruisers were on their way to a call when
Wilson walked in front of one of the cars. The incident
is still being investigated upon family's request even
though they were advised that the cruisers lights and
sirens were on at the time Wilson was hit.
Even though the Review Board normally finds that
the officers are within the department's guidelines. a
call is still being made for a citizens review board.
Those citizens making the request feel such a board
would work in the best interest of the people and the
city, they say. Sixteen shootings in a seven-month peri-
od is a lot, but the county leads the state in murders.


Shootings and Stabbings


-ioacia (Lisa) Regnania Willlans,
Bell Brookins, 30, killed in triple
46, murdered shooting


M o n q u u e 1 ? i i ,-
Wimberly, 16, Kelyoda Williams,
shot and killed 24, wife of
while riding his Reginald, also
bike to his shot and killed.
grandmother's.


Natnauiii uiai&,
died after being
shot on E. 27th
Street.


Patrick Stafford,
homicide victim
in the Lem Turner
area.


July was a
month of guns
and knives. The
most terrifying
was the 'bloody
Sunday' and then
the triple shooting
of the Williams
family where the
mother, father and
three year old son
were shot. Both
parents died, the
son has survived
and there were
other children in
the house.
The Mayor and
the Sheriff made
an appeal to the
public for help in
stopping the vio-
lence and MAD
DADS pointed out
the personal pain
such violence is
causing the Black
community, since
most is black on
black.
Some clues have
been released


July Continued on A-7


Presidential Candidate in Prayer New Head
c.. n- m- f %r


Barack
Obama gave
parting
words to his
supporters
as he depart-
ed to fly to
his next des-
tination. His
words were
remarkable.
,' (o n ly )
requesting
b r prayer from
those sup-
porters who
were waving
him onto his
bus. Barack asked them this, 'Please cover me with your prayers...cover me,
Michelle, and my family with your prayers'. Then he stretched out his arms
before the group, 'A blanket of prayer to cover us all, that is what I am asking
of you. Pray for me'. And they bowed their heads.


Historical Site in Florida


Senator Tony Hill


The Florida
Department of
Environmental
Protection's (DEP)
Florida State Parks
recently hosted a
Black Heritage
Forum in
Jacksonville and St.
Augustine, to raise
awareness for


Florida's rich Black heritage.


News Briefs


Tor N t,,

News, D. C.
Z --Mark
l Whitaker,
7 sa n
African
,. American
journal-
Mark Whitaker ists, was
named
Monday to head the NBC
News Washington
bureau, filling a vacancy
left by the death of Tim
Russert. Whitaker will
also make occasional
appearances as an on-air
analyst, according to the
NBC News release.


Almost $11 Million Awarded Blacks

Residents of Coal Run, a rural Ohio area that is most-
ly Black, were awarded almost $11 million by a fed-
eral jury that found that local authorities had denied
the community public water services for decades
because of racial discrimination. The money covers
monetary losses and pain and suffering between 1956
'and 2003. Coal Run residents either paid to have
wells dug, hauled water or collected rain water so they
could drink, cook and bathe. The suit was filed in
2003.


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To a stranger, Samantha
Brown, 18, would look like
any other teenager. The
petite student is dressed in
the latest gear, face covered
in glitter makeup. Her
friendly eyes dance behind
oversized glasses while two
pink barrettes keep her hair
off her face. She's extremely
bright and does well in
school-she has the highest
grade point average in her
class. And like most girls
her age, she thinks about
going to the mall and meet-
ing boys. But Samantha's
warm smile and cheerful
demeanor belie the emotion-
al fragility and torment that
lie inside. Samantha (not her
real name) suffers from
schizophrenia and has had
bouts with bulimia. She
writes suicide notes and cuts
herself, something she says
the "voices" tell her to do.
She has an unhealthy infatu-
ation with rapper,
"Eminem," Marshall
Mathers, which is one of the
voices in her head.
Samantha is currently
enrolled as a senior in a
school for teens with special
needs. She has been hospi-
talized several times for her
disorders and has a family
history of mental illness. In
addition to her mother's


post-traumatic stress disor-
der, her mother's mother,
Samantha's grandmother,
has been diagnosed with
schizophrenia and depres-
sion. Her mother lost cus-
tody of Samantha after not
seeing her for two years. Her
family's instability hasn't
helped Samantha. By the
time she was eight years old,
she had lived in three differ-
ent states. When Samantha
met her father for the first
time, he was in court giving
up his paternal rights to her,
She was 12 years old at the
time.
Sadly, Samantha's story is
only one of millions of chil-
dren who suffer from a vari-
ety of emotional, behavioral
and mental disorders. As
many as one in five children
in the United States has a
mental health disorder, and
as many as one in ten has' a
disorder serious enough to
impair their day-to-day
functioning. Only 20 percent
of children and adolescents
with mental disorders are
identified and receive men-
tal health services in any
given year. Abuse and neg-
lect can take a significant
toll on children's emotional
health, and when they are
separated from all that is
familiar and are moved from


Mental Health Support Makes a More
Normal Life for Teens Possible


by Marian Wright Edelman
President of the Children's Defbnse Fund


school to school and com-
munity to community, those
problems only grow worse.
Fortunately for Samantha,
she receives appropriate
quality care and support at
her school from a team of
school psychologists and
social workers who provide
psychological counseling.
Medication management
aiso is available to her. She.
receives occupational thera-
py 'to improve her fine motor
skills, handwriting and key-
board use, as well as speech
and language therapy. Each
time she has a dangerous
psychological or emotional
episode, doctors are avail-
able to ensure she gets the
treatment she needs.
Samantha has lived with
her 78-year-old great-grand-
mother since she was 10
because of her parents'
inability and refusal to care
for -her. Her great-grand-
mother works to ensure her
safety, but limits her free-
dom and forbids dating. The
two of them subsist on
Social Security payments.
They also receive some help
from others. At times rela-
tives pitch in and help buy
food and Samantha's clothes
and shoes. But Samantha
and her great-grandmother
barely get by. Unfortunately,
they aren't connected to the
financial help available for
some of the children being
raised by grandparents and
other relatives.
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JAXWRT
JACKSONVILLE PORT AUTHORITY
Post Office Box 3005
2831 Talleyrand Avenue
Jacksonville, Florida 32206-0005
INVITATION FOR BIDS

Electrical Switchgear Replacement
Talleyrand Marine Terminal
JAXPORT Project No. T2008-03
JAXPORT Contract No. C-1273

July 30, 2008
Sealed bids will be received by the Jacksonville Port Authority until 2:00 PM, local time,
September 4. 2008. at which time they shall be opened in the Public Meeting Room of the
Port Central Office Building, 2831 Talleyrand Avenue, Jacksonville, Florida, for Electrical
Switchaear Replacement.
All bids must be submitted In accordance with specifications and drawings for Contract No.
C-1273, which may be examined in, or obtained from the Procurement Department of the
Jacksonville Port Authority, located on the second floor of the Port Central Office Building, 2831
Talleyrand Avenue, Jacksonville, Florida 32206. (Please telephone 904/357-3018 for
information.)
A MANDATORY PRE-BID CONFERENCE AND SITE VISIT WILL BE HELD ON AUGUST
14. 2008. AT 10:00 AM, IN THE PUBLIC MEETING ROOM, FIRST FLOOR OF THE PORT
CENTRAL OFFICE BUILDING LOCATED AT ADDRESS STATED ABOVE. ATTENDANCE
BY A REPRESENTATIVE OF EACH PROSPECTIVE BIDDER IS REQUIRED. A BID WILL
NOT BE ACCEPTED FROM ANY BIDDER WHO IS NOT REPRESENTED AT SUCH.
CONFERENCE.
Bid and contract bonding are required.
The mandatory JSEB/MBE Participation Goal established for this project is 5%.


Louis Naranjo
Manager of Procurement and Inventory
Jacksonville Port Authority

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will happen to her when her
great-grandmother can no
longer take care of her. What
resources will be available
to her when she no longer
has the school-based support
team of social workers and
health professionals upon
which she relies? Will she
be able to live independent-
ly? And who will make sure
she eats regularly and stays
on her medication schedule?
The challenges of secur-
ing continuity of care and
appropriate services for
youths and young adults,
especially those with serious
emotional or mental disor-
ders, who are transitioning
to adulthood are enormous.
To ensure these youths and
young adults receive appro-
priate support, U.S. Senators
recently introduced the
Healthy Transition Act (S.
3195/H.R. 6375).
This measure would pro-
vide states planning grants
to identify these youths in
their states, ascertain the
help they are currently
receiving, determine what
more they need and discover
the barriers to getting care
for them.
Reforms like these will
help to level the playing
field for millions of young
Americans who deserve
immediate attention. Ask
your Members of Congress
to help ensure that the
Healthy Transition Act
moves forward this year.


JAXPORT F
JACKSONVILLE PORT AUTHORITY
Post Office Box 3005
2831 Talleyrand Avenue
Jacksonville, Florida 32206-0005
INVITATION FOR BIDS

Tenant Improvements (AMPORTS's Restrooms)
Blount Island Marine Terminal
JAXPORT Project No. B2008-05
JAXPORT Contract No. C-1270R

July 21, 2008
Sealed bids will be received by the Jacksonville Port Authority until 2:00 PMZ local time,
Auaust 21. 2008 at which time they shall be opened In the Public Meeting Room of the Port
Central Office Building, 2831 Talleyrand Avenue, Jacksonville, Florida, for Tenant
Improvements (AMPORTS' Restrooms).
All bids must be submitted in accordance with specifications and drawings for Contract No. C-
1270R, which may be examined in, or obtained from the Procurement Department of the
Jacksonville Port Authority, located on the second floor of the Port Central Office Building, 2831
Talleyrand Avenue, Jacksonville, Florida 32206. (Please telephone 904/357-3018 for
Information.)
A MANDATORY PRE-BID CONFERENCE AND SITE VISIT WILL BE HELD ON Auust 7.
2008, AT 10:00 AM, IN THE PUBLIC MEETING ROOM, FIRST FLOOR OF THE PORT
CENTRAL OFFICE BUILDING LOCATED AT ADDRESS STATED ABOVE. ATTENDANCE
BY A REPRESENTATIVE OF EACH PROSPECTIVE BIDDER IS REQUIRED. A BID WILL
NOT BE ACCEPTED FROM ANY BIDDER WHO IS NOT REPRESENTED AT SUCH
CONFERENCE.
Bid and contract bonding are required.
The mandatory JSEB/MBE Participation Goal established for this project is 15%.


Louis Naranjo
Manager of Procurement and Inventory
Jacksonville Port Authority


AUGUST 2, 2008


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AUGUST 2, 2008


Schedule of Events and Services

A NIGHT OF JUBILEE CELEBRATION -The
United Church In Christ located at 2050 Emerson St.,
Jacksonville, FL with Bishop W. A. Andrews, Pastor,
would like to extend and invitation to you and your
church family to come and celebrate in a Holy Ghost
Jubilee August 8th at 8:00 p.m. "Sing ANew Song Unto
the Lord" is our theme song. Minister in song are local
Praise Teams, Solo Artist, and Community Church
Choirs. We look forward to worshipping with you as we
celebrate a "New Beginning." Another miracle on
Emerson Street. Call lady Faustina Andrews at (904)
284-0206 for more information.
FIRST A.M.E. CHURCH Palm Coast...To share the
importance of sacred music and preserve the traditions
and practical applications, "A Third Annual Music
Workshop and Concert" will be conducted by music
director Michael Booker of First A.M.E. Church. As
with the evolution of all music genres, sacred music has
been influenced by different cultures and life experi-
ences. You can learn more through the historical and
biblical perspectives and vocal techniques training to be
culminated in a concert. The schedule is: Friday, August
8, 6 p.m.; Saturday, August 9, 8 a.m., and a concert end-
ing on Sunday, August 10, 5 p.m., at First A.M.E.
Church. The registration fee is $35; to include a DVD,
$45; a DVD and CD, $55; and a DVD, CD, and tee
shirt, $65. First A.M.E. Church is the leadership of the
Rev. Gillard S. Glover at 91 Old Kings Rd North. To
register for the workshop, call the church at (386) 446-
5759.
FRIENDSHIP PRIMITIVE BAPTIST CHURCH
2008 SUMMER REVIVAL 1106 Pearce St.,
Jacksonville, with elder Bobbie Sheffield, Pastor.
August 4th through August 8th, with Special Guest,
Rev. Ray Jones of Unity Christian of Jacksonville, FL.
Elder Willie Phillips of Brunswick, GA; Elder Michael
Wilcox of Friendship Primitive Baptist Church of
Jacksonville, FL at 7:00 p.m. nightly. For directions,
transportation, or info, contact the church office at (904)
353-7734.
APPEAL FOR YOUR EXCESS CLOTHES -
Millions More Movement, Jacksonville Local
Organizing Committee Inc., a non-profit organization,
is now in the process of gathering clothes for it's next
'Clothes Give-A-Way. Due to the extended cold winter
weather Jacksonville is experiencing, if you have extra
jackets, gloves, caps, sweaters, coats, blankets please
bring them to 916 N. Myrtle Ave, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00
p.m. Jacksonville Local Organizing Committee Inc.,
will also come pick up your your gift or gifts. Give
them to Jacksonville Local Organizing Committee Inc.,
we will make them a part of our next scheduled Clothes
Give-A-Way. Help us as 'we work to end the violence
in our communities through education, not more incar-
ceration.' Visit our website :www.jaxloc.com for more
information, or contact us at (904) 240-9133.
THE BAPTIST MINISTERS CONFERENCE is
preparing once again to host our annual City Wide
Revival Ministry, July 30th through August 1st at 7 p.m.
nightly at Mt. Vernon Missionary Baptist Church locat-
ed at 1462 Prince St. Our theme this year is
"Rebuilding, Restoring and Reviving a Community."
Also, Saturday, August 2nd from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. There
will be a day of celebration for The Historical
Preservation of the A.L. Lewis School and Reunion.
Booth rental space available for Saturday. For more
information, contact Rev. Aaron J. Flagg, Jr. at (904)
382-3429 or Rev. C.E. Banks at (904) 571-4002.
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NEW BETHEL A.M.E. CHURCH located at 1231
Tyler St., invites you to attend
Family and Friends Day on
Sunday, August 10, 2008, begin-
ning with Sunday School at 9:00
Sa.m. and Morning Worship at
10:30 a.m. The theme is "United
Champions For Christ" (I Peter
2:9). The speaker for Morning
Worship is the Rev. John F.
White, II, pastor of New Mount
Zion A.M.E. Church,
Tallahassee, FL. Rev. White, II is the son of John F.
White, Sr., the 130th Elected Bishop of the African
Methodist Episcopal Church, who is also a former pas-
tor of New Bethel. Rev. White, II is a M.Div. graduate
of the I.T.C. and is currently writing his dissertation for
the D.Min. Sis. Adell Jones, chairperson and Rev.
Elizabeth E. Yates, M.Div., pastor.
CHURCH OF THE GOOD SHEPHERD's CHAM-
BER MUSIC SOCIETY Fifth Season presents
Members of the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra
Sunday, August 17, 6 p.m., for the benefit of the Friends
of the Jacksonville Symphony Chris Dwyer, horn; Carin
Miller, bassoon; Marguerite Richardson, violin, Les
Roettges, flute; Piotr Szewczyk, violin; Scott Watkins,
piano. Works by: Bach, Brahms, Oliver, Szewczyk,
Wieniavski. There will be a showing in Craig Hall of
paintings of churches of Belarus, Poland and around the
world by guest artist Feodor Zeliankouski of
Belarussian/Polish background. Free and open to the pub-
lic. Doors open 5:30 p.m. Refreshments available. Church
of the Good Shepherd, 1100 Stockton St. at Park,
Riverside, Jacksonville, FL, 904-387-5691. The Rev.
Douglas G. Hodsdon, Rector
Listings are due the Tuesday before the next issue. Email
submissions preferred. Send to: info@thefloridastar.com

The funeral services for
Executive Chef Johnnie
(JJ) Jones were held on
Thursday July 31, 2008 at
the Southside Church of God
in Christ, 2179 Emerson St.in
Jacksonville.
The family has requested
in lieu of flowers that dona-
tions be made to the follow-
ing organizations. The funds
will be used to provide schol-
arships for the Apprentice in
the culinary program:
The Clara White Mission Culinary Program
Executive ChefJohnnie Jones Scholarship Fund
c/o JuCoby Pittman-Peele
613 West Ashley Street
Jacksonrville, Florida 32202
Telephone: 904-354-4162
The American Culinary Federation First Coast
Chapter
Chef and Child Foundation
C/O Chef Jeffrey Nordman CEC -ACF First Coast
Chapter President
25655 Marsh Landing Parkway
Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida 32082
Telephone: 904-273-2297 or 904-285-6514
Funeral arrangements were provided by Sarah Carter
Funeral Home.

hlllrnih God Fatliet o/till /tit.i c ic i and .1-cr
of all comfort: Deal graciously, we pray thee, with
those who mourn, that casting every care on thee,
they may know the consolation of thy love,
through Jesus Christ our LORD.



DEATH NOTICES


BARNES, Annette, 49,
died July 24, 2008.
BARTCHLETT, Maria
Jean, died July 28, 2008.
BROOKS, Mary, died July
25, 2008.
BROWN, Lawrence, died
July 25, 2008.
COBBS, Annie D., died
July 27, 2008.
CORWIN, Marilyn, died
July 29, 2008.
DORSEY, Leonard, died
July 27, 2008.
DUNLAP, John H., Sr.,
died July 25, 2008.
GRANT-WHITE, Lois
M., died July 23, 2008.
JOHNSON, Bobbie F.,
died July 25, 2008.
JOHNSON, Gerald, died
July 28, 2008.
JONES, Robert L., died
July 23, 2008.
MAXWELL, Vernon, died
July 27, 2008.
McDUFFIE, Katie Pace,
died July 25. 2008.
Alphonso West Mortuary,
Inc.
McWHITE, Ms. Archie,
died July 27, 2008.
MITCHELL, Dr. Roy I.,
died July 28, 2008.


Alphonso West Mortuary,
Inc.
MOSLEY, Darryl L., died
July 26, 2008.
MURRAY, Leonard, Sr.,
75, died July 25, 2008.
Alphonso West Mortuary,
Inc.
NEWTON, Master
Kenneth, Jr., died July 23,
2008.
ROLLINS, Levi E., III,
died July 23, 2008.
ROBINSON, Frances,
died July 25, 2008.
ROBINSON, Keith Van,
died July 24, 2008.
SHOPPER, Ms. Emogean,
83, died July 23, 2008.
SMITH, Charles, S.,
"Red," Jr., 81, died July 28,
2008. Alphonso West
Mortuary, Inc.
STALLINGS, Johnnie,
died July 26, 2008.
WATSON, Rosa M., died
July 27, 2008.
WILLIAMS, Keiyoda,
died July 22, 2008.
WILLIAMS, Perry, Sr.,
died July 28, 2008.
WOODIE, Belinda died
July 28, 2008.


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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 ^ ^ 1-,

Historic Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church
/
/ Sunday
W orsi'ip Service................................................................ 10:00 a.m .
Church School..................................................................... 8:45 a.m .
/ Wednesday
Fulfillment Hour Bible Study.................... ..................... 6:30 p.m.
Every 2nd & 4th Thursday........................... 10:00 a.m.-12:00 Noon
Friday
Joy Explosion Ministry...................... ........................ ....6:30 p.m .
201 East Beaver St. (904) 355-9475
Rev. F.D. Richardson Jr., Pastor

GREATER EL-BETHEL DIVINE HOLINESS CHURCH
"The Church Where Everybody Is Somebody"
Bishop Lorenzo Hall., Pastor
Street Address: 723 W. 4th St. Jacksonville, Florida 32209
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 3575, Jacksonville, Florida 32206
Church Telephone: (904) 359-0661 Home: (904) 358-8932 Cell: 710-1586
Sunday School......... ................................ ............................. 9:30 a.m .
M morning W orship....................... .................. ............................... 11:00 a.m .
Tuesday............................................ Prayer Meeting & Bible Study,7:00 p.m.
Thursday............................................. Joy Night,7:00 p.m.
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Website: Greaterelbethel.org


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Elder Joseph Rice

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" e r e s A I w a y s


She First Co .st "


Celebrating
The Commitment
of A Dedicated Servant of God

With Mrs. Denise Walker and Barry Brown presiding, the
Prime Osborne III Convention Center's Grand Ballroom was the
setting for the Twentieth Anniversary Banquet honoring The
Reverend Dr. J.W. Rigsby and First Lady Mrs. Lorraine
Sturgis Rigsby.
And it was a GRAND affair filled with nostalgic-memories of
Reverend Rigsby's pastorate and the growth of Woodlawn
Presbyterian Church under his leadership. The Banquet Committee
chaired by Mrs. Gail Walden Holley did a marvelous job in plan-
ning a stunning event for a very outstanding couple. We learned
that Reverend Rigsby's favorite music is Country Music. Wesley
Fowler and Mrs. Gladys Jackson did a splendid job singing his
country favorites. The historical and Youth Videos were both
superb.
Mrs. Mary Mickel read several tributes for both Reverend
and Mrs. Rigsby from Stillman College, Tuscaloosa, AL (Class of
1964) and there were multiple tables of family and friends in addi-
tion to a multitude of church and community well-wishers attend-
ing the banquet. It is clear that The Rigsbys are loved and adored
by their church family and the worldwide community for their
untiring commitment to doing God's work.
John B. Darby, Jr. (who along with his wife Dr. Barbara
Darby co-chaired the Twentieth Anniversary Celebration Steering
Committee) presented to the couple a very, very, very large mone-
tary check from the Woodlawn Church Family along with an enor-
mous bouquet of red roses to Mrs. Rigsby.
Other banquet program participants included: Dr. Barbara
Darby, Deacon Christopher Fowler, Reverend Dr. Paul Hooker,
Executive Presbyter, Presbytery of St. Augustine; Reverend Dr.
Reginald Parsons, Synod Executive, Synod of the South Atlantic,
Ms. Angie O'Bryant, Reverend Dr. Michael Williams,
Associate Presbyter, Presbytery of St. Augustine and The Rigsbys.
On January 15, 1988, Reverend Rigsby responded to the call
to be become the pastor of Woodlawn Presbyterian Church. He
came to Jacksonville with an impressive servant of God record.
Reverend Rigsby was the first African American to be received
and ordained to the Gospel Ministry by the Presbytery in his home
state of Mississippi and had ministry assignments in Orlando, FL,
the Gulf Coast and Hattiesburg, MS. Under his leadership at
Woodlawn Presbyterian Church, the church has continued as an
unshakable force in the community with various outreach pro-
grams and initiatives, along with the erection of a $1.4 million
Family Life Center.
Thank you Reverend and Mrs. Rigsby for your dedicated serv-
ice to the First Coast! This community is truly blessed having you
here!


Reverend Dr. and Mrs. W Rigsby at Reverend Rigsby's 20th
Anniversary Celebration as pastor of the Woodlawn Presbyterian
Church.


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Mrs. Denise Walker and Barry Brown were the
Mistress and Master of Ceremony for the Woodlawn
Celebratory Event.


John and Dr. Barbara Darby. The Darbys were the co-chairs
of the 20th Anniversary Celebration of their pastor at
Woodlawn Presbyterian Church.


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Special out of town friends of Reverend and Mrs. J. W. Rigsby-The Parkers,
The Rhodeses, Ms. Jemye Heath, Ms. Nina Leggett Austin, Carnie Hayes, Jr.
and Ms. Jackie Leggett.


The Cummningses, Reverend Robert Capers, Ms. Mary Porter,
Ms. Leola Nesbitt, Franklin Colsbough, and The Kendalls.


Reverend and Mrs. Frank Marshall, The Doziers, Ms. Oweta
Hegeman, Mrs. Michael Williams, and Mrs. Paul Hooker.


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Among the family members in attendance at the 20th Anniversary
were: Mrs. Mary Pearson, Ms. Lajuan Crumley, Mrs. Mary Pearson
Crumley, Mrs. Antoinette Chandler, Mrs. Brenda Pearson Scantling,
he Frank Pearson, Charles Scantling, and Ms. Patricia Pearson.


Members of The Pearson Family: Ms. Patricia Pearson, Gregory
Pearson, Lloyd Pearson, Ms. Doristein Smith, Mrs. Ruth
Pearson Smith, Ms. Wynetta McCrory and Ms. Terri Gates.


Mrs. Nancy Scriven Watts and Ms. Edith B. Witherspoon.


Reverend Dr. Reginald Parsons, Ms. Angie O'Bryant and Reverend
Dr. Michael Williams.


,. ivornia Drown, Prrot riynn, ipnonso curry, ine Rujus Je
skins, Mrs. Barbara Haskins, Randy Martin and Robert Martin.


Mrs. Mozella W. Roux, Mrs. Careta Rose Russell, The Albert
Mackeys, Mrs. Pauline Exson Davis, Ms. Muriel Exson, Mrs.
Evelyn Exson and Warren Exson.


Mesdames Harriett M. Hallback, Barbara H. Walker and Lavada
J. Tookes. Mrs. Tookes was visiting from Tallahassee.


Mrs. Nanette Fox-Pate, Winter Park, FL, Mrs. Darlene Fox- "--
McClenton, Mrs. Forrestine L. Donaldson, Charles M. Lovings, Mesdames Margie A. Witherspoon, Sarah Mims Montgomery,
Kenneth Reddick, Nathaniel Williams and Ms. Barbara Erwin. Camilla Thompson, and Juanita Oxendine.


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Michelle Obama Addresses Women


for Obama Lunch Reception


Unveils Campaign
B l u e p r i n t
Emphasizing
Senator Obama's


Commitment
Strengthen
Women
Families '


to
ing
and


Chicago, IL -
Michelle Obama
addressed a gathering
of Women for Obama
in Chicago on Monday,
where she shared her
experiences on the
campaign trail, and
discussed why she
believes her husband,
D e m o c r a t i c
Presidential Candidate
Barack Obama, is the
right leader to support
women and their fami-
lies and enact policies
to help them to reclaim
the American Dream.
In conjunction with
today's luncheon, the
campaign today
unveiled a 12-page
Blueprint for
America's Working
Women and Families,
detailing Senator
Obama's agenda to
help women balance
work and family, to
keep themselves and
their families healthy,
'and to prosper in a
changing economy.
Senator Obama's
plan to support work-
ing women and fami-
lies will:
Fight for Pay
Equity: Throughout
his career, Barack
Obarna has champi-
oned the right of
women to receive
equal pay for equal
work. As president,
Obama will continue
working to close the
wage gap between men
and women.
Expand Paid Sick
Days to 22 Million
Working Women:
Today, over 22 million
working women do not
have paid sick days.
As president, Obama
will require that
employers provide
seven paid sick days
per year.
Expand Flexible
Work Arrangements:
Working parents, espe-
cially mothers, often
have to juggle not only
child care responsibili-
ties, but also care
responsibilities for
elderly relatives.
Barack Obama will
address this concern
by creating a program
to inform businesses
about the benefits of
flexible work sched-
ules for productivity
and establishing posi-
tive workplaces; help-
ing businesses create
flexible work opportu-
nities; and increasing
federal incentives for
telecommuting.

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Provide a Tax Cut
for Working Families:
Obama will restore
fairness to the tax code
and provide 150 mil-
lion workers, including
more than 71 million
women, and their fam-
ilies the tax relief they
need. Obama will cre-
ate a new "Making
Work Pay" tax cut of
up to $500 per worker,
or $1,000 per working
family.
Ensure All
Americans Have
Access to Affordable
Health Insurance:
Obama will sign a
health care reform plan
into law by the end of
his first term in office.
His plan will provide
affordable, quality
health care coverage
for every American. ,
"Barack doesn't
accept an America that
forces women to
choose between their
children and their
careers, that pays
women less money for
equal work. The chal-
lenges facing women
and families aren't
new to any of us.
They're not new to me,
and they certainly
aren't new to my hus-
band," Michelle
Obama said. "That's
why as President, he
will fight to empower
and support women
and families, because
he wouldn't be running
for President today
without the strong
women in his life."
Michelle was also
joined today by her
mother, Mrs. Marian
R o b i n s o n,
Congresswoman Jan
Schakowsky, and chef
and author Alice
Waters. "I think every-
one in this room knows
who our next President
is going to be. And it's
one of the greatest
privileges of my life to
share a platform with
his First Lady. I can't
imagine a better role
model or a better
leader to help us bring
about the change we
need. From her own
work, and from her
own experience as a


mother, she knows
what's at stake for the
next' generation," said
Waters.
Michelle Obama
kicked off Women for
Obama in Chicago in
April 2007. The group
has since grown into a
nationwide network of
tens of thousands of
women engaged in


direct,


women-to-


women grassroots and
online organizing and
fundraising efforts to
support Senator
Obama. Throughout
the primary, the group
has played a key role
in Senator Obama's
campaign. From
Maine to California,
Women for Obama
members focus on peer
to peer outreach to
help women learn
more about Senator
Obama and his back-
ground, and inform
one another about
where he stands on the
issues that matter most
to women and families.
In the coming
months, Women for
Obama will continue
to lead outreach activi-
ties across the country.
Beyond the web,
through the course of
the campaign,
Michelle Obama has


hosted


working


women's roundtables
across the country to
talk about the chal-
lenges uniquely facing
women and families
and how we can inte-
grate those concerns
into effective policies.
Recently, Obama has
focused her attention
on military spouses,
who juggle family and
work while serving
right along with their
loved ones deployed
overseas.


Ted Koppel Interviews Lizzie Jenkins

in Rosewood


Lizzie R. Jenkins,
Archer, Florida, has voted
since she was 21 with a
near perfect voting record
for forty-eight years. She
is a retired Educator, an
author, researcher, story-
teller, and the President of
The Real Rosewood
Foundation, Inc. She is an
active member of the
NAACP, Zeta Phi Beta
Sorority, Inc., Florida
Trust, Charmettes, Inc.,
League of Women Voters,
Democratic Executive
Committee, Retired
Educators Association,
Precinct Chair and many
other including serving as
president of the
Democratic Black Caucus
of Florida
Jenkins is a dynamic
leader on the move travel-
ing from county to county
upon request setting up
Caucuses. Wherever she
goes, she, too, attracts a
crowd of interesting vot-
ers waiting to hear her
rousing encouraging
GOTV speech, which
always culminate with
family stories about her
grandparents forced vot-
ing rights and her great
grandparents, who were
subsequently denied the
right to vote. She tells her
audience, "Each time I
vote, it is a vote for my
great grandparents." Her
parents instilled early in
her the importance of vot-
ing and possessing voting
credentials.
Jenkins, a Civil Rights
fighter during the St.
Augustine Civil Rights
movement (1957-1961)
where she attended
Florida Memorial
(College) now Florida
Memorial University,
credits some of her
activism to get out the
vote based on racial inci-
dents encountered at St.
Augustine, Florida. The
real courage to affect


change manifested itself
in her profile and is based
on family stories told by
her mother, which she
remembers vividly to this
day. She knew she must
bear the burden of dispari-
ty to invoke change. Early
in life Jenkins vowed to
keep her family voting
legacy active and help get
out the vote by registering
new voters and reaching
out to disenfranchised vot-
ers of every nationality.
Jenkins seems to be touch-
ing all the right buttons
when it comes to the State
Democratic Black Caucus.
She has been serving as
President two hundred
ninety-seven days and has
made amazing contacts.
Three new Caucus chap-
ters were certified June
14, 2008; Metro Orange
County, Sumpter County,.
and Pinellas County.
Waiting to be certified at
the August 9, 2008,
Democratic Central
Committee meeting are
the following counties,
Walton, Hamilton,
Wakulla, Gadsden, Clay,
St. Lucie, Lee, Collier,
Charlotte, and Palm
Beach, provided we sub-
mit paperwork in a timely
manner.Jenkins is appeal-
ing to all her colleagues,
family, friends, church,
and social/civic organiza-
tions throughout the state
of Florida. She desperate-


ly is seeking help to step
up to the plate and bring
all registered, new, disen-
franchised voters along to
help elect Obama as
President. She encourages
you to help get the mes-
sage out by forwarding
this email and calling in to
her for details on how to
organize, Phone: 352-495-
2197.Jenkins is willing to
travel to any Florida city
to organize Black Caucus
chapters and she has an
arousing story to tell about
how her grandparents
assisted in the voting
process forcefully.
Her voting story is so
important, Ted Koppel
traveled from Washington,
DC, to Archer and
Rosewood to interview
her going national and
international sharing her
story on Discovery
Channel, September 15,
2008. She is a Delegate to
the Democratic National
Convention, Denver,
Colorado, and Ted Koppel
and crew will follow her
there. Ted fell in love with
her grandfather and
informed her, "Lizzie, I
crafted a movie about your
grandfather and Will
Smith will play him."
Jenkins answered,
"WOW!" "For Real?" Did
I tell you Floridians, "Ted
Koppel will photograph
the entire Florida
Delegation if interested."


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JACKSONVILLE PORT AUTHORITY
Post Office Box 3005
2831 Talleyrand Avenue
Jacksonville, Florida 32206-0005
INVITATION FOR BIDS

Mayport Improvements Demolition of Existing Structures
Mayport
JAXPORT Project No. G2008-04
JAXPORT Contract No. C-1232M

July 29, 2008
Sealed bids will be received by the Jacksonville Port Authority until 2:00 PM local time,
Auaust 26. 2008. at which time they shall be opened in the Public Meeting Room of the Port
Central Office Building, 2831 Talleyrand Avenue, Jacksonville, Florida, for Manrt
Improvements Demolition of Existina Structures.
All bids must be submitted in accordance with specifications and drawings for Contract No.
C-1232M, which may be examined in, or obtained from the Procurement Department of the
Jacksonville Port Authority, located on the second floor of the Port Central Office Building, 2831
Talleyrand Avenue, Jacksonville, Florida 32206. (Please telephone 904/357-3018 for
information.)
A MANDATORY PRE-BID CONFERENCE AND SITE VISIT WILL BE HELD ON AUGUST
8. 2008. AT 10:00 AM IN THE PUBLIC MEETING ROOM, FIRST FLOOR OF THE PORT
CENTRAL OFFICE BUILDING LOCATED AT ADDRESS STATED ABOVE. ATTENDANCE
BY A REPRESENTATIVE OF EACH PROSPECTIVE BIDDER IS REQUIRED. A BID WILL
NOT BE ACCEPTED FROM ANY BIDDER WHO IS NOT REPRESENTED AT SUCH
CONFERENCE.
Bid and contract bonding are required.
The mandatory JSEB/MBE Participation Goal established for this project is 0%.


Louis Naranjo
Manager of Procurement and Inventory
Jacksonville Port Authority


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PAPA6TESA UUT,20


Jet Li, Rises Majestically in


The Mummy


By Rych McCain
Photos: Universal
Studios
Martial Arts superstar
Jet Li sat down to talk
recently about his upcom-
ing Universal Pictures epic
The Mummy (Tomb Of The
Dragon Emperor). This is
the second film of the
Mummy franchise and
takes place in China this
time around and stars Li as
the ancient evil Dragon
Emperor who is brought
back to life to wreak havoc
with his army after being
entombed for some 2000
years. Li was born Li Lian
Jie in Beijing, China forty-
five years ago. Because of
China's compulsory fitness
program, Li was placed in
Washu (a martial art) train-
ing at age eight. He was
naturally gifted and by age
eleven won the first of his
five Chinese national
Washu championships. As
a teen athlete, he represent-
ed China in martial arts
competition all over the
world and became a coach.
By age eighteen his fight-
ing rep landed him his first
martial arts film role in
Shaolin Temple which


became a huge hit in Hong
Kong and Korea. Li
became a star as a result.
After becoming an
established Asian superstar
with some twenty-five
martial art films under his
belt mostly made out of
Hong Kong, Li got the call
from Hollywood where he
made his U.S. film debut in
1998 via Lethal Weapon 4.
His first English speaking
role came next in, Romeo
Must Die (1999). Li then
got on a roll with Kiss The
Dragon (2001), Cradle To
The Grave (2003), Hero
(2004) and the rest as they
say is history.
As with all of his
movies, Li gives his audi-
ence a thrill with his master
fighting skills. In The
Mummy, Li goes against
female nemesis Zi Yuan
played by Michelle Yeoh.
When asked about the dif-
ficulty of performing his
sword fight scenes with
Yeoh Li starts out joking,
"Actually, I've been wait-
ing many, many years to
beat up Michelle."
The two have worked
together off and on for fif-
teen years including having


the same stunt coordinator
for all of those years. Li
then explains, "The diffi-
cult part of fighting is the
costume. It is a good look
but very heavy, forty
pounds. The good part is
that we only shot fighting
scenes for two days, not
like Chinese movies where
we shoot for fifteen days
with nothing but fighting
everyday."
What is the difference
between Li's Western fan
base and his Eastern fan
base? He smiles, "Of
course, the American cul-
ture is different from
Asian. In Asia they look at
Jet Li as always the good
guy playing in something
that they believe. Unlike
the American audience,
Chinese culture is not used
to seeing an actor making
different kinds of movies
(i.e., good guy in one flick,
then bad guy in another). I
work with different charac-
ters and it doesn't matter
because Its two different
worlds. The culture in
China wants to know if the
movie is the real story, is it
based on the real thing?
They ask why, why, why?


CALL FOR HELP
Every now and then this
columnist is called on for
help and I try to do my best
with what I can do.
La Vena Johnson was a 19
year old Private in The
U.S. Army, serving in Iraq,
when she was raped, bru-
tally murdered and her
body was burned by some-
one from her own military
base. Despite overwhelm-
ing physical evidence, the
U.S. Army called her death
a suicide. An insider sent
Johnson's parents a CD
from the crime scene
where LaVena died and the
autopsy showing LaVena
had been beaten; suffering
bruises, abrasions, a dislo-
cated shoulder, broken
teeth and sexual assault.
Then her body was doused
with a flammable liquid
(particularly in the genital
area, perhaps to cover up
evidence of rape), and set
on fire. That is a bit much
for a person to do to them-
selves but the U.S. Army
sticks to its story and has
closed the case.
As with many young
people of color, the mili-
tary is viewed as an oppor-
tunity to gain job skills, go
to college and see the
world but what happened
to LaVena is not an isolat-
ed case. There seems to be
a disturbing pattern of
cases where female sol-
diers have been raped and
killed where the U.S. mili-
tary has hidden and cov-
ered up the truth and
labeled the deaths suicides.
LaVena's parents have
asked anyone who will, to
help them and other vic-
tim's families by holding
Congress accountable in
their daughter's and
other's case by demanding
that it investigate the pat-
tern of cover-ups by the


U.S. military. Please take a
moment to join those call-
ing on Congressman
Henry Waxman,
Chairman of the House
Government Oversight
Committee. Go to
http://www.colo-
rofchange.org/lavena/?id+
2347-199943 .
Movies
The Mummy; Tomb Of
The Dragon Emperor
stars Jet Li, Brendan
Fraser, Maria Bello, John
Hannah, Russell Wong,
Liam Cunningham, Luke
Ford, Isabella Leong and
Michelle Yeoh.
The summer of 2008
has been one of the most
exciting in terms of special
effects, big screen block-
buster movies so it is most
fitting that The Mummy;
Tomb Of The Dragon
Emperor close out the sea-
son in grand fashion and
that it does! The story cen-
ters on a wicked ancient
emperor (Li) who was
cursed by a wronged sor-
ceress Zi Yuan (Yeoh) to
spend eternity in suspend-
ed animation. Centuries
later in pre-world war II
China, a young archaeolo-
gist named Alex O'Connell
(Ford) discovers the
Emperor's tomb and is
then forced by crooks to
bring him back to life.
O'Connell then has to call
for the help of his parents
former government agents
and master archaeologists
Evelyn (Bello) and Rick
(Fraser) O'Connell to bail
the situation out. With his
coming back to life, the
Emperor has even stronger
powers then before and all
hell breaks loose.
This film does not dis-
appoint where the special
effects are concerned espe-
cially with the breath tak-
ing battle scenes, the beau-


tiful back drop of the
Chinese country side and
the colorful outfits. The
action is consistent
throughout, although the
initial chase scene is a bit
drawn out too long. This
flick will end your block
buster summer on a high
note.
Step Brothers stars Will
Ferrell, John C. Reilly,
Richard Jenkins, Mary
Steenburgen, Adam Scott
and Kathryn Hahn.
This is a fun comedy
flick that will keep you
laughing even though it is
ridiculous that two, imma-
ture, forty year-old men
refuse to grow up. Brennan
(Ferrell) is unemployed at
thirty-nine and still lives
with his mom Nancy
(Steenburgen). Dale
(Reilly) is forty-two and in
the same boat with his dad
Robert (Jenkins). Nancy
and Robert meet, fall in
love and get married.
When they move in togeth-
er the boys are forced to
live in the same bedroom
as step brothers. A host of
silly, immature and zany
sibling rivalry pranks,
mean tricks and other situ-
ations occur as a result.
This actually is a pretty
good and entertaining
flick, especially if you
need a break from the
entire overstimulation
received from too many
high-octane action flicks.
Hit me up at feeback-
rych@sbcglobal.net.
So da aiki
(love and work)
Rych


Top Rated Primetime Programs Among

African-American TV Homes

Week Ending July 21, 2008

1. AMERICA'S GOT TALENT, NBC

2. CSI: MIAMI, CBS

3. SO YOU THINK CAN DANCE-WED, FOX

4. CELEBRITY FAMILY FEUD, NBC

5. LAW AND ORDER: SVU, NBC

6. SO YOU THINK CAN'DANCE-THUR, FOX

7. HOUSE-MON, FOX

8. CSI: NY, CBS

9. CRIMINAL MINDS, CBS

10. NCIS, CBS
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their three-year-old son. Reginald and Kelyoda were both killed. Their son's leg
was grazed by a bullet. Callers have not been able to give specific descriptions of
the shooters but did advise that there were two men and they were driving a truck.
They think the truck had four doors.
There were 15 shootings in Jacksonville during the month of July and with the
rewards and fear, help is being provided. In fact, with the help of a video camera and
callers, an arrest has been made in the home invasion crime that happened in a Fort
Carolina home early July.
Arrested are, Nakia Anthony Bryant, Gerard Brookins and Henry Hicks. All three
are accused of home invasion and robbery. They assaulted the lady of the house and
her mother but were not aware of the security camera that had been installed at the
house. All three suspects are facing felony charges.


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downtown Sunday. The mass was held at the Hyatt
Regency Jacksonville Riverfront. The convention
began Friday and continued throughout Wednesday.
Members of the Ladies' Auxiliary wore white,
while knights wore dark suits. Officers were marked by
caps or plumed hats and robes.
It is said that Black Catholics founded the fraternal
organization in 1909 because they were not allowed in
other Catholic lay groups. But today, African-
Americans can now join better known fraternal groups
such as the Knights-of-Columbus.
The Knights of St. Peter Claver is named for a 17th- Barnes Johnson, Audrey B. Woods, and Lena M Blaise -
century Spanish priest, later made a saint, who minis-Chapte 4 New Orleans.
tered to slaves in Colombia and pushed for the aboli-
tion of slavery. It provides insurance and financial aid
to its members, and makes donations to groups such as
the United Negro College Fund and the National
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The group is now getting older and is recruiting for
a younger crowd to join the organization. There were a
few young people in attendance that spoke about the
many activities and benefits of becoming a member.
The young members will be led on the right path to
become responsible adults.
SIR Knight Clarles Williams, National Lay Board Member
George J. Williams, and SIR Knight Harold J. Nurcisse. Gene A Phillips, Sr. Most Worthy Supreme Knight,
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Ask Deanna! Is an advice column Known Jor Its
fearless approach to reality-based subjects!


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Dear Deanna !
I learned that my husband has been cheating on me. I am currently
trying to decide if I can forgive him and if we can salvage our 10
year marriage. He told me that he was very sorry for what he has
done but I could have reduced the pain if I hadn't followed him to
the hotel and caught him. He says all men cheat at some time and
it's a man's DNA. He then pointed out our male friends that cheat .,
and named a few celebrities. If things don't work out is this what I have to look forward to
in a marriage?
Terribly Disappointed On-Line Reader
Dear Disappointed:
Your husband is sorry indeed because he got busted with another woman and tried to flip
the script and put the blame on you. All men don't cheat and infidelity has to do with lust,
immaturity and being selfish. If he and his friends all have cheating in common, they're
birds of a feather that shouldn't be married. Your husband has confirmed he's a cheater and
he'll cheat again if you stay and accept it. Life is too short and'if you find yourself in anoth-
er relationship with a good man, give him a fair chance with a clean slate and you won't be
disappointed.
Dear Deanna!
I'm in a relationship and I think my jealously is going to ruin things. My girlfriend is attrac-
tive, friendly and outgoing. It drives me crazy when I see men misinterpret this as flirting
and start trying to get with her. I have to control myself because I've made myself look like
a fool several-times by jumping on guys when there was no need. How do I deal with this?
Rob Detroit, MI
Dear Rob:
You have a serious issue that needs to be addressed. This woman is not your wife and you're
taking things in the wrong direction. You can begin to get a handle on this by sharing your
feelings and working together to pinpoint her behavior that bothers you. If this doesn't help,
you personally need to seek therapy to identify the root cause of your insecurities.
Dear Deanna!
I wanted to drop you a few lines about my ex girlfriend. We broke up because I didn't want
her anymore and just told her the relationship was over. I replaced the locks and changed
all my phone numbers. She can't accept the fact it's over and took things to another level
when she keyed my car. She keeps harassing me and I keep cursing her out and now I feel
like hitting her. What do I do?
Sean Astoria NY
Dear Sean:
The car repair should be easy unless you don't have car insurance. As for your stalker, most
of the blame is on you. She is reacting this way because apparently you caught her off guard
with the break-up. You didn't "man-up" with respect and concern nor did you behave in a
Godly fashion. It was your responsibility to end the relationship with an explanation instead
of dumping her cold turkey. Unless you want to go to jail, do what a woman would do.
Take out a restraining order and keep your mouth shut.
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Announcements, meetings, happenings, and community events
scheduled in Jacksonville and the surrounding area. I


MURDER! MAYHEM! MADNESS! SEMINAR -Repairer Of The Breach Ministries, a
non-denominatinal ministry meeting in the clubhouse of Colonial Point Condos, 11AM-
1PM, August. 9th, Saturday, 5201 Atlantic Blvd will be giving a seminar called: Murder!
Mayhem! Madness! Who, or what is really behind the. senseless killings in our city? This.
seminar will expose the realm of the demonic, and your authority over them to protect your
family and kids, and take back your neighborhood with the authority delegated by Jesus
Christ! Speaker is Errol Sanders. Info-904-446-5172
FREE LEGAL CLINIC AT PHILIPPIAN COMMUNITY CHURCH -The Senior
Pastor of Philippian Community Church (7578 New Kings Road; http://philippian.org/),
Bishop Virgil C. Jones, is hosting a Free Legal Clinic for the benefit of the members and sur-
rounding community. The Legal Clinic is set for Saturday, August 2, 2008, beginning at
10:00 a.m. The Legal, Clinic will have a three-pronged approach: 1) Free legal consultations
with local attorneys. 2) Meet the Candidate Forum. Attendees will have an opportunity to
meet candidates who are running for Judge. 3) Legal Forum (high school, college students,
recent college graduates and interested parties will learn about the practice of law, entering
law school, etc.) Free Brunch will be served.
FIFTH ANNUAL HARVEST MIDTOWN brings together wine, food, and entertainment
Saturday, October 4th from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. on 5th Street between Peachtree and W.
Peachtree. The fifth annual Harvest Midtown, presented by ENO welcomes oenophiles to
select samples from more than 250 superior wines and tastes offered by top Atlanta restau-
rants. In between sips and bites, Harvest Midtown presents entertainment like live music
from Rio Negro and Blakes and a new Self-Sustaining Vintners and Organic Farmer's
Market. Tickets $55 in advance, $65 at the door, $85 VIP experience in advance, $95 at the
door. Tickets available at www.HarvestMidtown.com or at ENO and Barrelman (800
Peachtree Street). More information available by calling 404-841-8335.
IT'S NOT TOO LATE TO REGISTER TO VOTE Duval County Supervisor of
Elections Jerry Holland reminds citizens that the last day to register to vote or change party
affiliation for the August 26th Primary Election is Monday, July 28, 2008 by 6:00 p.m.
Citizens who wish to vote in the Primary Election must return their completed voter regis-
tration application to one of the elections offices (105 E. Monroe St. or 5200-2 Norwood
Ave) or mail the application to the Supervisor of Elections Office at 105 East Monroe St.,
Jacksonville, FL 32202. Mailed applications must be postmarked by July 28, 2008. If a cit-
izen has previously registered to vote, but needs to update their signature or have an absen-
tee ballot mailed to their address, they must do so by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 20,
2008. To request an absentee-ballot call the Supervisor of Elections office at (904) 630-1414.
Voters already registered to vote in Florida, may change their permanent residential address
or name up to and including Election Day and will be able to vote at their correct precinct
in the Primary Election. For more information regarding the voter registration deadline, con-
tact Tracie Collier at (904) 630-1414.
WALMART AQUAFINA BACK-TO-SCHOOL FEST -Activities for the whole family
and free school supply giveaways all day...sponsored by Pepsi and WalMart. Saturday,
August 2nd from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. at The Jacksonville Landing, 2 Independent Dr.,
Jacksonville.
THE EARLY LEARNING COALITION OF DUVAL COUNTY has released the 2008
Early Care & Education Guide Summer Camp Issue. The fourth annual edition, produced in
-partnership with JK Harris Publications LLC (JKH), includes complete and updated listings
of Northeast Florida 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 calling 904-208-2044. Information on the
Northeast Florida Early Care & Education Guide Summer Camp Issue is available at
www.earlycareguide.com
SIXTH ANNUAL FCCJ FAMILY LITERACY FAIR -August 23 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
at FCCJ North Campus, Courtyard, 4501 Capper Rd. Books, celebrities, storytelling and
activities encourage a love for reading for all ages. Cost is FREE and open to the public.
Includes'live performances by celebrity readers, storytelling, age-appropriate reading activ-
ities and lists, free books, face painting, prizes, surprises and free lunch. For reservations
(appreciated) or more information call 904-766-6553.
DOWNTOWN JACKSONVILLE SERVES UP SECONDS -Restaurant Week Returns
August 18 24th. -Downtown Vision, Inc. is dishing out exquisite cuisine at an affordable
price during the second year of Eat Up Downtown, Downtown Jacksonville's restaurant
week. More Downtown restaurants have joined this year to promote Downtown as a dining
destination including bb's and the University Club. From sushi to filet mignon, participating
restaurants provide a specially selected (prix fixe) 3-course dinner menu for $25 (tax and
gratuity not included). There are no coupons to clip or tickets to buy, simply select a restau-
rant and call the restaurant for reservations. Try a new restaurant or visit an old favorite and
Eat Up Downtown! SPONSORS: Jacksonville Magazine, and 102.9, The Point For more
information call (904) 451-3344 or go to: www.downtownjacksonville.org.


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"Florida's First Coast," "Jacksonville Where Florida Begins"
and "River City by the Sea." These are all descriptions of
Jacksonville and its surrounding areas. Now, there's one more that
can be added to the list "Murder Capital of Florida." Jacksonville
has earned this unfortunate distinction by having the highest num-
ber of homicides in the state for the past eight years, and for 15 of
the last 19 years. These statistics are an indicator of the crime rate -
that continues to make headlines, devastate families and neighbor-
hoods and threaten Jacksonville's future. To ensure that a legacy of
violence is not passed on to our children and grandchildren, our
community must join together and fight back., It's time to take
back our town! Mayor John Peyton
My recent budget proposal to City Council included $30 million in additional public
safety investments that I think will help us do just that. Without raising taxes and adding to
the strain felt by our residents in an already trying economy, my budget allocates funding
for additional police officers to patrol our neighborhoods, programs to keep kids off the
streets and productively engaged, and programs to help ex-offenders build job skills and
become responsible community members after they have paid their debt to society.
I proposed this historic investment in public safety in consideration of the recommen-
dations made by members of The Jacksonville Journey, a citywide initiative that involved a
broad cross-section of community leaders and subject matter experts.
These dedicated citizens devised a road map to lead us back to a secure city, taking the first
step in a long-term process to secure Jacksonville's future. It is now up to the rest of us to
carry the effort forward.
Mentoring a child, hiring ex-offenders, volunteering in the, community, joining a neigh-
borhood association these are ways for all of us to be part of the solution.
The city is working to set a good example in both-its hiring practices and its support of men-
toring by city employees. I'm proud of the start we have made, and I look forward to work-
ing with you to fight crime, ensure public safety and restore our city's good name.


Children and Families Exceeds Goal To Hire Former Foster Children
Statewide, Nearly 150 Former Foster Youth Now Working For The Department
and Community Partners; in Northeast Florida, 20 Former Foster Children Now
Employed-By The Department, Community Partners
JACKSONVILLE- Department of Children and Families Secretary Bob Butterworth
announced today the Department has successfully hired more than 100 former foster chil-
dren as part of Operation Full Employment. Earlier this year, Secretary Butterworth
launched the operation by challenging leadership throughout the Department and partners in
community-based care to offer employment opportunities to young adults aging out of the
foster care system. The goal of the operation is to provide former foster children with
employment experience in a professional environment and a steady paycheck in light of the
slowing economy. Currently around the state, nearly 150 former foster children are work-
ing for the Department and its community-based care partners. In the Department's
Northeast Florida region, 20 former foster children are working for the Department and its
partners.
"Earlier last year I began meeting with foster youth to find what issues are most impor-
tant to them," said Secretary Butterworth. "Many of these young adults are ready to be inde-
pendent but their greatest concern is how to sustain that independence. Understanding
today's job market is tougher now than ever before, we decided to set the tone and show
employers around the state these young adults are ready and eager to be gainfully
employed."
In the Department's Jacksonville area offices Lakena Presley, age 21, and Ciarra Allen,
age 23, have been assisting individuals and families applying for public assistance through
the Department's ACCESS program. Their duties include assisting clients in filling out
applications for economic assistance, serving as greeters at service centers, and helping
clients who are having problems with the computers in these centers. Additionally, to pre-
pare them for future career opportunities with the Department's ACCESS Florida program,
both Ciarra and Lakena are getting training in techniques to interview people applying for
economic assistance.
"This job has been helpful by providing experience in an office environment and help-
ing me develop computer skills. I'm also leading to deal with customer service issues," said
Lakena, who has worked for the Department for the last three months. "I enjoy working
with the Department. I'm interested in learning more about the Family Safety program. I
plan on making this a lifetime career. Working with the Department is great."
"I learn something new every day. I'm getting more face to face experience in working
with people," said Ciarra, who has been with the Department the past two months. "I think
more companies should consider hiring teenagers who have been in the foster care system.
They deserve to learn the skills .that will help them become productive adults and advance
in the workplace. When I was a teenager, no one gave me a chance. I'm very thankful to have
this opportunity."
"Children in foster care got there because of abuse or neglect in their own families.
They've had to deal with difficulties, but it doesn't stop their determination and spirit," said
Nancy Dreicer, Northeast Regional Director of the Florida Department of Children and
Families. "Foster youth deserve a chance to succeed. With the right guidance and opportu-
nities, they can become productive adults."
The Department, through the Independent Living program, places a strong emphasis on
services and support for foster youth aging out of care..In 2007, nearly 7,000 youth were sur-
veyed on topics such as education, employment, and housing. This survey revealed that
youth in the foster care system are at a greater risk of unemployment and more likely to
experience homelessness.
For more information about the Department of Children and Families Independent
Living Program, visit http://www.dcf.state.fl.us/indliving/.


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SsSHH! From Actual Police Reports
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Did You Hear About?...






WILL THE REAL GENDER PLEASE COME OUT? An officer was called
to a hotel where a witness observed a
person soliciting sex. When the offi-
cer arrived, he witnessed the conver- H
station between the suspect and the i t
buyer. The suspect was taken to the

JPDF and booked for prostitution.
After booking the suspect into the

women's jail, the suspect told the I
booking officer that he was not a she,
but is a man and would like to go to
the men's side. When the officer
picked up the suspect, he was wearing
women's clothing and appeared to be
female. The suspect demanded that he
goes to the male side, but the officers
did not believe the seemingly female was telling the truth. The suspect had to
start talking in his normal male voice before the officers agreed that it was a male
after all. The suspect was then taken to the proper cell of his gender. Ooops!


OKAY, WHO HIT WHOM? An officer was dispatched to the 1000 block of
Prince St. in reference to a hit and
Trun of a parked car. The owner of
the vehicle called because she
heard a loud bang in the early
morning and ran to the door where
she noticed her green colored car
S. that was parked out front had been
hit and damaged. When she got to
the door the other vehicle that had
hit it and fled from the scene. The
police took the report. Later that
Morning, a person called in from
the 1200 block of Albany, stating
that someone had ran up into his
yard and hit his truck damaging it.
When the police went to observe
the damage and to write up the report, he noticed that there were no tire tracks
where another vehicle would have drove up to his truck to damage it. He noticed
that his vehicle had green paint on it. The same color green of the vehicle that he
witnessed earlier and he also noticed a trail of radiator fluid on the ground that
he followed around to Prince St. leading up to the lady's car that he had written
a report on earlier that morning.
The victim in this case has
become the suspect. The police lbi
ran his license and found out that
his license had been suspended,
and he had no insurance, h \ h t


PLEASE STOP YOUR
HARASSMENT -An officer W p | t
was dispatched to the 11400 /
block of John Dory Way in refer- / ,
ence to harassing telephone calls.k
Upon his arrival, he met with the cl gi
victim, Ms. AS. She stated that
she use to be friends with the sus- e
pect Ms. NJ. She stated that she
started dating Ms. NJ's brother and every since then the suspect Ms. NJ has been
harassing her. Ms. AS stated that in the month of June she sent her several
harassing text messages. The officer observed the messages and agreed they
were all degrading messages towards Ms. AS. The victim stated that she has
replied to Ms. NJ's messages asking her to stop, but she continues to send them.
The officer gave Ms. AS a State
Attorney's card with instructions
on how to pursue with prosecu-
tion.


HNOT AT HIS HOUSE An offi-
cer was dispatched to an unveri-
fled 911 call in the 6900 block of
Sh Como Rd. Upon his arrival he
met the victim, Ms. G. The victim
stated that her friend Mr. B, had
r kicked her in the arm while push-
ing her out of his residence. She
said that she and the suspect had
been drinking that afternoon. The
officer spoke with the suspect,
and he stated that he and the victim had a verbal argument over the victim using
crack cocaine at his residence and he was not having that. He also said stated that
the suspect had fallen down. The suspect did say that they had been drinking
beers. The victim was transported to St. Vincent's Hospital by Rescue 31. The


Your Weekly


HOROSCOPE
August 2, 2008 August 8, 2008


J' ARIES
Mar 21st Apr 19th
If you're looking for excitement this week,
you're gonna be waiting for the weekend -
and creating your own before that may be a
dicey situation! Take care of business (at a
humane pace) on Monday, Tuesday and
Wednesday Note that you've got charm
now; no need to try to be too flashy. Then the
next couple of days may bring emotional
challenges it's up to you to meet them with
honesty and maturity, and find the positive
path forward instead otf for instance, getting
mad or getting even. When the weekend
comes, it's your time to shine and to find -
- or further explore your passion.

Sl CANCER
June 22nd- July 22nd
Get organized and get in touch on Monday,
because over the next couple of days, you'll
have your hands full with unexpected
issues and differences of opinion. Hint:
Deal with difficulties right away, with lots
of your trademark empathy and as little as
possible of your occasional oversensitivity.
Pay particular attention to your work on
Thursday and Friday, especially if any-
things being set in stone. Before you com-
mit, explore your options and advocate for
your agenda When the weekend comes, a
getaway or a plan for one is favored. Do it
for you!

LIBRA
Sept 23rd Oct 22nd
Real downtime -- like watching the
sunset instead of TV -- does you a
world of good on Monday. Then the
world's a better place with you in it
over the next couple of days, so get out
and have some fun! Especially favored
now? Socializing and romance. Who
do you favor? On Thursday and
Friday, though, get back to work.
Changes are likely, and you'll want to
be on top of them and well positioned
to take advantage of any emerging
scenarios. When the weekend comes,
your way with sharing your ideas and
feelings brings big possibilities in rela-
tionships of all kinds. Sweet!

CAPRICORN
1 Dec 22nd- Jan 19th


it you re looKing to make a connection
as the week gets going, don't wait --
you're clicking with others on
Monday, whether it's at work, at home
or at play. Over the next couple of
days, however, the responses and
results you're looking for might be
elusive. Try dealing with the little
stuff, and let the rest of it slide, just for
now. Your star power will return start-
ing Thursday, so make a choice, make
a move and make progress that'll feel
fantastic. And when the weekend
comes, you've got more possibilities
than you can possibly imagine.
Embrace your world.


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TAURUS
Apr 20th May 20th
Think and act fast on Monday! You
can access awesome ideas and enact them
now; especially in the romance depart-
ment! And stay active, physically speak-
ing, over the next couple of days in partic-
ular. Moving the body gets the brain
going, and if you're getting outdoors with
a friend, even better. (Starlit walks totally
count!) Then look out: Around Thursday
and Friday, you'll want what someone
else has got. Green's not the best color for
your outlook; do something generous to
rosy it up. And what you truly value is
highlighted this weekend. Make plans
that bring it all together.

LEO
July 23rd Aug 22nd
While making plans as the week begins,
be sure to consider the state of the ol' wal-
let. Fun doesn't have to be fancy, especial-
ly with the great outdoors at your disposal
- and with the great energy you've got
around Tuesday and Wednesday, and then
again over the weekend! All of these days
are awesome for compatibility whether
at work or at play with the weekend
looking especially hot in the love depart-
ment! On those in-between days --
Thursday and Friday- go out of your way
to consider other points of view in order to
keep the good vibes going. What you see
could be highly enlightening.

7 SCORPIO
Oct 23rd Nov 21st
Give a little or a lot on Monday.
Doing a good deed or letting someone
have their way feels surprisingly great!
Then don't beat yourself up about a deci-
sion over the next couple of days. If it's
already made, what's done is done; if
you're trying to choose, give yourself
some wiggle room. Maybe the right
choice is just around the comer which is
totally true if the stars have their say!
From Thursday through Saturday, you
should be skipping joyfully along your
life (and love!) path. Enjoy the present to
the fullest extent, but on Sunday, do con-
sider the future.

' A4 AQUARIUS
J444i Jan 20th Feb 18th


Have a certain party get spectic on
Monday -- assuming it's all good could
lead to problems. Then over the next
few days, give something or someone
a chance that you normally wouldn't.
You might be surprised by how it
sparks your imagination or just makes
you feel good. Work's likely less than
optimal around Thursday or Friday.
Find a way to make yourself useful,
both for your own morale and for
those who'll take notice. And the cos-
mic energy is much more progressive
for you this weekend. Seek out some
stimulating stuff and you'll be enter-
tained and mighty entertaining, too.


)l
y.


for the


August 26, 2008 ELECTION

you can vote early starting

August 11 through August 24, 2008

in DUVAL COUNTY at the following sites:

The Supervisor of Elections Main Office, 105 East Monroe Street, Jacksonville
The Supervisor of Elections Branch Office, (Gateway Mall) 5200-2 Norwood Avenue, Jacksonville
Beaches Library, 600 3rd Street, Neptune Beach
Highlands Library, 1826 Dunn Avenue, Jacksonville
Mandarin Library, 3330 Kori Road, Jacksonville
Regency Square Library, 9900 Regency Square Blvd., Jacksonville
South Mandarin Library, 12125 San Jose Blvd., Jacksonville
Southeast Library, 10599 Deerwood Park Blvd., Jacksonville
Webb-Wesconnett Library, 6887 103rd Street, Jacksonville
West Regional Library, 1425 Chaffee Road South, Jacksonville

Hours are Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.
and Saturday and Sunday from 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m.

You can also request an absentee ballot by
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
to VOTE BY MAIL IN THE PRIMARY ELECTION
(absentee ballots must be received by the Supervisor of
Elections Office no later than 7:00 p.m. on August 26, 2008).


JERRY HOLLAND
DUVAL COUNTY SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS
(904) 630-1414 www.duvalelections.com


officer spoke with Dr. DT who indicated that the victim had no injuries.


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AUGUST 22008


THE STAR


X"I GEMINI
| May 21st- June 21st
Are all those bills and other pesky-but-nec-
essary things in order on Monday? Make
sure. You'll want to devote every free
minute over the next couple of days to the
fun stuff Take a day offifyou can, though
if you're working, your extra-bright ideas
may practically blind others with their bril-
liance. Do note that romantic opportunities
abound now, but from Thursday through
the weekend, you're gonna need to calm
down and look around. Both work and play
benefit from the serious application of your
attention and insight now. Use that adapt-
able mind and amazing imagination to see
all the angles.

*VIRGO
Aug 23rd Sept 22nd
You can really make a splash or make a
statement as the week begins -- just
make sure you're really gonna be behind
it 100 percent. What does it represent
about you and your values? Around
Thursday and Friday, it's time to take
some thinking into the abstract realm.
Use that imagination -- you can always
reel it back in when the time comes to
act. And this weekend, give yourself a
break: Step away from the computer
and step into the outdoors! Mix up your
routine with a little adventure,, whether
it's an urban hike, a day trip or a get-
away.

S SAGITTARIUS
Nov 22nd Dec 21st
Save it on Monday the answer you're
looking for (or an even better one) is
much more likely to come around
Tuesday and Wednesday. Your timing
will be better across the board, with
both work and more personal relation-
ships looking good. Try setting your
knee-jerk response to 'why not!' But
over the next couple of days, you might
want to drop out of sight. Time alone's
a fine idea now, as long as it's produc-
tive instead of purely escapist. You'll be
happy-go-lucky again when the week-
end comes free-form fun is favored.
Crash a party or create one-en the spot!

PISCES
Feb 19th Mar 20th
Your mind's working overtime on
Monday, and what you're coming up
with could ultimately be very useful.
Just hold off on the sharing part. Over
the next couple of days, what you say
will come across much better. Take
advantage of room for improvement at
work -- and otherwise -- now!
Speaking of work, watch it on
Thursday and Friday. Approach any
deals with a skeptical and thorough
eye. And when the weekend comes,
the only thing you should take advan-
tage of is an opportunity to do what's
right. You'll totally know it when you
see it.











I SPORTS___


Suns Drop Seventh Straight
rr In Heartbreaking Extra Inning Loss


By: J.P. Shadrick
ZEBULON, N.C. Brad
Davis hit a two-out, game-tying
homenun in the tenth inning, fol-
lowed later by a Dante Brinkley
RBI single to score Chris de la
Cruz as the Carolina Mudcats (62-
48, 24-16) came away with a 12-
11, 10-inning victory over the
Jacksonville Suns (48-62, 15-25)
in fiont of 3,558 Thursday night at
Five County Stadium.
The loss combined with a
Mississippi win dropped the Suns
to 12.0 games back of first place
with 30 games remaining.
Carolina won their seventh straight
game while the Suns lost their sev-
enth in row, the longest losing


streak of the season for
Jacksonville. The Suns fell to 1-9
in extra inning games, and
Carolina won the season series
against Jacksonville 20-9.
The Brad Davis homerun was
his first since April 5, and tied the
game 11-11. On a routine ground
ball, Suns shortstop Ivan DeJesus,
Jr. threw into the dugout for an
error to get Chris de la Cruz to sec-
ond base. After an intentional
walk, Dante Brinkley singled out
of the reach of the diving second
baseman for the game winning
RBI.
With the game tied 10-10,
Jacksonville took the lead in the
10th inning on a Ryan Rogowski
single to left field against Carolina
reliever Carlos Maitinez for an 11 -
10 lead.
Neither starter fared well
early as both offenses racked up
runs. Suns starter Cody White
allowed eight earned runs and six
hits over three and one-thirds


innings. Mudcats starter Aaron
Thompson allowed nine earned
runs and twelve hits over four
innings of work. White and
Thompson did not factor in the
decision.
Shane Justis paced the Suns,
attack, going two-for-five with a
homerun and six RBI. Lucas May
went three-for-four with a home-
run.
Carolina reliever Carlos
Martinez (2-2) picked up the win
while Suns reliever Travis
Schlichting (3-2) gave up the 10th
inning runs for the loss.
Suns RH Jesus Castillo
makes the start Friday at 7:05 p.m.
ET in game one of the series
against the Mobile BayBears at the
Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville.
Friday is Family Faith Night, fea-
turing a post-game concert by
Mark Schultz. Tickets are available
through the Suns box office at
(904) 358-2846 or by visiting jax-
suns.com.


Joint Statement of B-CU President Trudie Kibbe Reed and.FAMU.President
James H. Ammons RegardingFlorida Cla.sic and MEAC-SWAC Challnge.
"It has come to out attention that a recent article in the Tallahassee Democrat
incorrectly indicates that we, as presidents of Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU)
and Florida A&M University (FAMU), support the relocation of the MEAC-SWAC
Challenge football game to Orlando and agree to play in the challenge.
We wish to correct the information that was erroneously printed in the
Tallahassee Democrat.
As we have made clear in earlier statements, we do not support any historically
black college or university athletic event in Orlando. We believe such a contest
would negatively impact the annual Florida Classic. In addition to being a much-
loved tradition for our alumni, the Florida Classic is a critical revenue source for
both B-CU and FAMU. It is our strong belief that scheduling a football event in
Orlando prior to the Florida Classic .will erode its brand and put this critical funding
source at risk.
We have advised MEAC Commissioner Dennis Thomas of our concerns, noting
that Historically Black Colleges and Universities should not infringe on each other's
markets for signature events, whether it be the Florida Classic in Orlando or the
Bayou Classic in New Orleans.
In addition, we want to dispel a rumor that the Florida Classic will move to
Miami in 2009. This is also not true.
Information regarding the official positions and statements of B-CU or FAMU
are issued by the President's Office of each institution. We urge everyone alumni,
friends, and media to check with our offices to get the most accurate information
on this or other issues."




SSuns Face BaBears



S orFive 60.'st

August 1-5


Friday, August 17:05pm

Family Faith Night!

Postgmne Flwoewo 6 Ma* Schdultz Concert!


Saturday, August 2 7:05pm

John Shoemaker Action Figue Giveaway!

Special Postyame Firewo ,.s!


Sunday, August 3 5:05pm

Kids'ID Lanyards and ZOOperstais!

Kids Rmun the Bases after the game!


Monday, August 4 7:05pm

Nolan Ryan Photobal Giveaway!


Tuesday, August 5 2:05pm

Matinee Tuesday!

Hoyt mlhe im Photobail Giveaway!
MondigI AugstI 7:'I


McDonald's Employees

Take Over Stands During Suns Game
Ronald McDonald to Throw Out First Pitch

Nearly 400 McDonald's employees and
owners are celebrating their annual All American
competition with a wrap up party at the
Jacksonville Suns Game. Throughout June and
July, McDonald's employees were judged on the
S ; .:,- accuracy, efficiency and manner in which they
Performed their duties in the restaurants. Based
on their scores, the best of the best from more
than 100 stores in NE Florida, Gainesville and
SE Georgia were named the 2008 McDonald's
All American winners. Monday, August 4, the winners will attend the game and be
recognized in the stands for their hard work and dedication. The group will sit
together and have been instructed to wear yellow and red in order to "stand out" in
the crowd. In order to "play ball" Ronald McDonald will throw out the first pitch!
Dinner with Ronald McDonald, follows the Suns game at 7:05 p.m. at the
Jacksonville Suns Stadium.

Florida Tennis Cup
Doubles, Mixed doubles, All ages, All levels -Play in a local event-advance to the
Championships finals for only $15.00 per player. Prizes, Prizes, Prizes, numerous
sponsors have contributed prizes to players in the CUP finals. Local tournaments
coming up:
Saturday, Sept/6th-The Racquet Club, Boca Raton (Clay courts)
Saturday, Sept/13th-Vero Beach Tennis Club (clay courts)
Saturday, Sept/20th-Sportsplex, Coral Springs (Clay/Hard courts)
Saturday, Sept/27th-Key Biscayne, Miami (Clay/Hard courts)
Saturday, October/4th-Boca Lago, Boca Raton (Clay courts)
Saturday, October/1lth-Royal Palm, Miami (Clay courts)
Saturday, October/18th-J.Moore Center-Melbourne (Hard courts)
Saturday, October/25th-Naples Tennis Club (Clay courts)
For a complete list, schedules, rules and registration forms please visit the CUP
web site at: www.Flo.ridaTennisCup.com

Stadium Shuttle Returns For Another Season The
Jacksonville transportation Authority and the Jacksonville Jaguars are pleased to announce
the return of the Stadium Shuttle Service for this season's Jaguars games. With limited park-
ing around the stadium, the shuttle is a fast and easy way to get to and from the game.
With the increase in fuel costs, there have been some changes this year. The lots in out-
lying areas (suburban lots) will be Philips Highway at J. Turner Butler Boulevard, Marbon
Road and San Jose and the Little League baseball park at Wingate Park on Penman Road
south of Beach Boulevard. The downtown lots at the Convention Center and Kings Avenue
Parking Garage will remain the same. The Marbon and Wingate lots will not be available
for preseason games.
Stadium Shuttle Service operates two hours before kickoff and one hour after the end of
the games. Service is available throughout the game for the Convention Center lot with a
connection to Kings Avenue via the Skyway. The Convention Center lot also provides plen-
ty of room for tailgating!
Stadium shuttles are wheelchair accessible and paratransit vehicles are available at the
Convention Center lot.
The new 2008 rates for riding the service will be as follows:
From suburban lots, $96 for a Jaguars season shuttle pass or $12 for a single game
From downtown lots, $56 for a Jaguars season shuttle pass or $7 per game.
Passes are available on line at www.jtafla.com. JTA will also have representatives at
training camp on Saturday, July 26 and Sunday, July 27 from 9:30 to noon and Monday, July
28 from 6:15 to 9:00 p.m. who can answer questions and sell passes. Passes may also be
purchased by mail.
Kiss your parking hassles good bye and join the Stadium Shuttle team. For more infor-
mation call 630-3100.

I. I


LOOKS LIKE KNEE SURGERY FOR REGGIE
Jaguars receiver Reggie Williams will need arthroscopic surgery
to help repair the knee he re-injured in practice Tuesday night.
Williams was trying to get by a defender when he re-injured his
right knee. He was later rolled off the field.
Team officials originally said the injury did not seem to be seri-
ous, adding Williams was rolled off the fields a precautionary meas-
ure.
On Wednesday, head coach Jack Del Rio said he did not have a
timetable for the return on his receiver, but does expect Williams to
make a full recovery.
'"Reggie will require surgery for some cartilage," Del Rio said.
"He'll need a little cleanout. He should return. Once I get a timeline,
I'll let you know."
The injury happened just hours after Williams was activated from the physically unable to per-
form (PUP) list. He was on the field for the afternoon session of practice Tuesday, wearing a protec-
tive sleeve over his right knee.
The Jaguars still have receiver Jerry Porter (knee), defensive end Jeremy Mincey (wrist), safety
Chad Nkang (wrist) and tight end George Wrighster (knee) on the PUP list.


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ties respond to the solicitation below by 2:00 pm., Wednesday,
August 13, 2008. Further information is available through Onvia
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District's website ,at www.sjrwmd.com. Bid packages may be
obtained from Onvia DemandStar or the District by calling Jill
Williams at (386) 329-4133.

BID NUMBER 25053
PURCHASE OF HERBICIDES THROUGH SEPTEMBER 30,
2009

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substitute products will not be accepted. Prices are to include
delivery to 4049 Reid St., Palatka, FL and/or 525 Community
College Pkwy, Palrm Bay, FL. The estimated budget for these
products through 9/30/09 is $600,000.

Staffs recommendation'will be presented to the Governing Board
at its Tuesday, September 9, 2008, meeting.

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Talleyrand Marine Terminal
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Sealed Proposals wil be received by the Jadcksonville Port Authority until 20=0 PMf local
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STATED ABOVE. ATTENDANCE BY A REPRESENTATIVE OF EACH PROSPECTIVE
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A Youth Conference and Wake-Up Call

on Sexual Awareness
WHO: Tony Hill, State Senator (District 1),
Rev. Dr. Gary Williams, Senior Pastor, First
Baptist Church of Mandarin, and The Duval
County Health Department
WHAT: Youth Conference Addressing
Black Teens on the STDs Epidemic
WHEN: Saturday, August 9, 2008, 9:30
AM
WHERE: First Baptist Church of Mandarin,
3990 Loretta Road, Jacksonville, Florida
(32223)
Tony Hill, State Senator District 1, Rev. Dr.
Gary Williams, Senior, Pastor First Baptist -
Church of Mandarin, and the Duval County
Health Department, will host a Youth
Conference and Wake-up Call on Sexual
Awareness highlighting the epidemic rate of
Sexually Transmitted Diseases among youth in
Duval County. There was a 92 percent
increase in STDs reported among African -
American males between the ages of 15 and 19
in Duval County.
This conference will feature An Intense
Discussion about Abstinence and Sexually
Transmitted Diseases. It is designed to make
aware and address the issues in a recent report
by the Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention.
The Centers for Disease Control issued a
report on the reproductive health of African
American teenagers. A startling revelation
shows that one in every four African American
females age 15-19 are infected with a sexually
* transmitted disease. This conference seeks to


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15-Year-Old Alexandra
Spitzer Reveals her Unique
Perspective... Offers Some
Little-Known Facts about this
Growing Issue Affecting More
Teen Girls Every Year
Today's world is a
demanding place for
teenagers of the digital gener-
ation. As a 15-year-old, I
know from experience that
many of my friends at school
are consumed with stress and
worry over arguably trivial
issues like which guy to go
out with, the hottest jean label
or how to style their hair. But
beyond those, are issues that
many of us overlook, includ-
ing the growing problem of
cervical cancer among teens
aged 15- to 19-years-old.
While most girls in our age
group feel that cancer is a dis-
ease that doesn't affect them,
cervical cancer attacks thou-
sands of women each year -
and the rate at which it is
invading teenage girls is


climbing faster than any other
demographic.
Statistics reveal that the
rate at which teen girls aged
15-19 are affected with cervi-
cal cancer has increased 6.8
percent over the last few
years. In fact, cervical cancer
in women over 25 is actually
declining, while the rate of
the disease amongst teenagers
is increasing every year.
Approximately 74 percent of
new HPV infections show up
in people within the age range
of 15-24. That's means
almost three out of every four
new cases of HPV are in girls
just like you and me.
Research has found that
most cervical cancer cases are
caused by the Human
Papilloma Virus (HPV). The
two types of HPV that con-
tribute to the development of
70 percent of cervical cancers
are HPV 16 and HPV 18.
Some girls are able to rid
themselves of the virus, but


for others it develops into
cancer years later. About 50
percent of sexually active
women and teen girls are at
high risk for HPV; and when
these women reach the age of
50, 80 percent will have a
genital HPV infection.
NOW is the Time to
Learn the Facts about HPV
Here's what you need to
know: HPV can be spread
simply by shaking someone's
hand that has a wart on it or
by having unprotected sex
with someone who has genital
warts. Once somebody comes
into contact with HPV, it usu-
ally takes three to four
months for symptoms to
appear. What are the symp-
toms? Well, the most com-
mon symptoms of HPV are
small, flesh colored warts that
can appear all over the exteri-
or part of the body.
Depending on the type of
HPV, the warts can vary from
small to large and can be
painful, usually found on the
bottom of your feet. Genital
warts can also be found cov-
ering the skin of sex organs
and the anal opening. It's not
something that's fun to hear
about, but it's even less fun to
find out later. Better to know
now that these warts and an
HPV infection can greatly
increase the chances of devel-
oping cervical cancer. Much
research has shown that HPV
warts have caused the devel-
opment of cervical cancer and
squamous cell cancer of the
genitals. Mouth and throat


cancer can also be a result of
these infections.
Girls aren't the only
ones who can get HPV. Both
guys and girls can get HPV
from all types of sex, such as
vaginal, oral and anal sex.
Sometimes people don't even
know that they have devel-
oped HPV because they have
no symptoms. Warts do not
always appear on everyone
who has an HPV, but that
does not mean that-the disease
isn't running through their
bodies. HPV is a contagious
disease, and it is easily passed
on to others. Teens can infect
other teens without even
knowing that they, them-
selves, are the ones carrying
and spreading the disease.
The only way to be 100 per-
cent sure that you and your
boyfriend or partner are unin-
fected is to see a doctor to be
tested for the disease.
What YOU Can Do to
Prevent Cervical Cancer
Cervical cancer is a real
danger impacting the lives of
teenagers today- but there are
ways to prevent this life-
threatening disease. Two new
vaccines have been devel-
oped to kill HPV types known
to cause cancer. The vaccines
have proven to be very effec-
tive, preventing or reducing
the risk of disease by 90 per-
cent. Researchers have decid-
ed that to help prevent the
number of people affected by
cervical cancer, they will start
vaccinating girls starting at
the age of 11-12 years old.


This is said to reduce the risk
of obtaining the disease by 94
percent.
It is extremely important
for all girls to get the vaccine
for HPV and cervical cancer,
which protects girls from get-
ting some of the most harmful
factors of HPV. The FDA has
approved the vaccine safe for
girls ages 9 to 26. It requires
three injections over a six-
month period. The vaccine
does not protect girls who
have already been infected by
HPV prior to the injection.
However, the vaccine does
not protect against all types of
HPV. It is important that girls
who are sexually active visit
the doctor for check-ups fre-
quently.
Remember, if you are
going to have sex, you must
use a condom. But the best
way to prevent the possibility
of an STD or HPV is to
remain abstinent until you are
ready.
About the Author:
Alexandra Spitzer is a 15-
year-old honors student at
Sage Hill School in the
Newport Coast area of
Newport Beach, Calif. She
co-founded and leads the
Junior Pearls auxiliary pro-
gram of Beckstrand Cancer
Foundation, a nonprofit
organization dedicated to
improving and enhancing the
quality of life for cancer
patients and their families. To
learn more about Junior
Pearls, please visit
www.Beckstrand.org.


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(NewsUSA) -according
to the Kaiser Family
Foundation, kids and teens
are spending 46 hours per
week using electronic media.
Now, parents are becoming
increasingly concerned that


time on the computer is rob-
bing their children of real-life
experiences.
The 2008 Summer
Olympics in Beijing provide
an opportunity for parents to
interest kids in real-world
activities that will help them
balance their real life with
screen time.
A study by Harris
Interactive indicates that
nearly 23 percent of youth
report that they feel "addicted
to computer games." A new
children's book and animated
film, produced by the non-
profit Internet Keep Safe
Coalition, uses the Games to
teach kids what can happen
when online gaming takes


over real life.
In "Faux Paw Goes to
the Games," the Web-surfing,
six-toed cat and Tai Shan, the
youngest panda at the
Smithsonian's National Zoo,
travel to Beijing to light the
Olympic flame at the Great
Animal Olympics, "Where
we set aside our animal dif-
ferences and play games in
peace."
When Faux Paw
becomes distracted by an
online game (Worlds of
CatWars), Tai Shan helps her
realize that real life can't wait
for the game to end. The book
and companion DVD (avail-
able at Amazon.com and
iKeepSafe.org) give parents


an opportunity to start a con-
versation with their children
about maintaining a healthy
balance. They also contain
strategies for parents trying to
help children set limits on
their computer time.

Dr. Kimberly Young,
clinical director of the Center
for Internet Addiction
Recovery, suggests:
Address the problem.
Show you care.
Become more comput-
er-savvy.
Set reasonable rules.
Make the computer vis-


Support, don't enable.
Use outside resources
when needed.
"Concerned parents can
assess their child's level of
dependence on the computer
with Young's online Parent-
Child Internet Addiction test,
available at
www.iKeepSafe.org/TEST.
Parents will also find tutorials
and information that will help
them prepare their children to
use the Internet safely.
For teachers, a complete
integrated curriculum,
including lesson plans, work-
sheets, and activities, is also
available at no cost at


- Encourage other activi- www.ikeepsafe.org.








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What soldiers smell of salt and pepper?
Seasoned troopers!

What has two humps and is found at the North Pole?
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What's the nearest thing to silver?
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This morning my dad gave me soap flakes instead of
corn flakes -for breakfast.
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I went to a 7-11 and asked
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3x5's. The clerk said, "ten-
four."
I was in the grocery store.
I saw a sign that said "pet
supplies." So I did. Then I
went outside and saw ad
sign that said "compact
cars"...
I went to the hardware
store and bought some
used paint. It was in the
shape of a house. I also
bought some batteries, but
they weren't included. So I
had to buy them again.
I saw a small bottle of
cologne and asked if it was
for sale. She said, "It's free
with purchase." I asked her
if anyone bought anything
today.


KNOCK!
Knock Knock
Who's there?
Laos!
Laos who?
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KNOCK!


Knock Knock
Who's there?
Lauren!
Lauren who?
Lauren order!


Knock Knock
Who's there?
Leland!
Leland who?
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Lena who?
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