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"Florida's statewide black weekly."
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Publisher: Eric O. Simpson, Feb. 14, 1981-

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Body of Black Male Found on
Prosperity Drive
The body of a deceased black male was found in a
lake in the 9300 block of Prosperity Lake Drive
Sunday. The lake is in the Argyle Forest area and is
located in a residential neighborhood off of Argyle
Forest Boulevard between Shindler Drive and Old
Middleburg Road South. The male is approximately
6'1", 200 pounds. He was wearing three t-shirts, with
a red shirt over a white shirt over a black shirt. He was
wearing long "873" brand black jean shorts and white
Nike sneakers. He had a distinctive Rocawear belt
buckle with large letters "R.O.C.". The Jacksonville
Sheriff's Office Homicide Unit is seeking information
and asked to be contacted at 630-2172.
Sony to Release World's Thinnest TV
Sony Corp said it will launch the world's thinnest liq-
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The Japanese electronics and entertainment conglom-
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Something to Think About
On America at the Democratic National
Convention, August 27, 2008
"People of the world are more impressed by the power
of our example not the example of our power.
Former U.S. President William Clinton


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Joseph B. Samuel R. VaShawn L. Derrick Ford,
Martin Daly Hall a 15-year-old
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He also had crack cocaine on him. He has a record.
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the area. Officer Ken Jefferson spins the wheel every
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Mia Iones gathers with her supporters Tuesday after her win as the
Democratic candidate for State Representative, District 14.
Ashton Brown, Benita Ford, Vaughn Alexander, Councilman
Johnny Gafney, Barney Spann, Annette Jenkins, Lawrence Jones,
Jr., Randreya Goodman, Annie Mae Barlow, Glenel Bowden, Daryll
R. Thorpe Sr., Daphey Colbert, Billy Hudley, James Richardson,
Cheryl Brown, Joan Telfair, Hannah Jon'es, Monica Brown, Hanif
.Shakir, Devron Blackman,' Sandra Hull-Richardson, Nicholas
Slunaker, Jr., Rachael Tutwiler, Wanza Blackman, Rod Sanford,
Lawrence Jones, Kendall Ford, Mia Jones, Bobbi Warford, Dr.
Solomon Badger, Rosyln Phillips, Randal Rogers, Beverly Ivy,
Yvette Kidd Rogers, Johnnetta Moore, Julia Henry-Wilson, Bill
Brown, Tonya L. Brown, Valerie Williams, Darrick Scott, Yvette
Kidd, Kimani Kidd, Oleta Ivy, Warren Kidd, Burney Felix, Winston
Jackson, Hazel Brown, Audrey Wooten, Gwen Coleman, Andrew
Wooten, Wanda Mitchell, Donna Jackson, Betty Donald, Eddie
Ford, 'Elbert Robinson, Jr., Vince Cameron, Keith Hopkins, Taj
Matthews, Lydia Wooden.

County Gets First

Female State Attorney
Angela Corey made history as the first woman to
become State Attorney for Duval County. She said
she is going to form a unit to go after violent crimi-
nals as well as make other changes in the department.
Corey won by a large margin.


News Briefs
I.O.U.S.A. Examines National Debt
I.O.U.S.A. examines the fast growing I.O.U.S.
'national debt and its consequences for
this' country and its citizens because of
many factors including our debt to for-
eign countries. R -
MAD DADS This Week
MAD DADS congratulates all the moms who have had
to be both mom and dad for years. They
'4 said our mothers have done a great job
'"A and the just want them to know that it is
recognized and appreciated.


More than 84,000 packed
Invesco Field in Denver,
Colorado 45 years to date
after Dr. M. L. King's
'March on Washington,' "I
Have a Dream" speech to
witness the acceptance of
ip- the historic nomination of
Senator Barack Obama as
the Democratic
Presidential candidate of
the United States.
Senator Obama's accept-
ance surroundings was as
no other as it included
other politicians, his vice
presidential running mate,
Senator Joseph Biden of
Delaware and the family of
both, military high and
retired personnel and most
of all, some 'everyday'
people who supported him,
including one lady from the small town of Rockledge,
Florida, a 'gentleman that said he was a long-time
Republican that now supports Obama because, he
wants to see someone in the White House who has
interest in him as Barney Smith, not the 'company,
Smith-Barney.
Presidential candidate Obama vowed to cut taxes for
all Wvorking-class families, to end the war in Iraq in a
responsible manner and to decrease America's depend-
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Suge Knight
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Marion
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Knight was
j aailedd
"Suge, Wednesday in
Knight Las Vegas on
assault and
drug charges. The 43-
year-old was. accused of
beating his girlfriend
while brandishing a knife
near the Las Vegas Strip.
The founder and former
owner of Death Row
Records, which is now
bankrupt, posted a
$19,000 bond and is
scheduled for a hearing
on September 26 in Las
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Farewell to
Shirley Jean
Dunn Nti


Shirley
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College and worked at
Howard University
before marrying her only
love, Robert Nti and
moving to Ghana. They
raised five children and
owned a very successful
business in Ghana. She
died on August 13, 2008.


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Immigration nrorcementm- aicing
Children's Dreams
by Marian Wright Edelman
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On May 12, 2008, teachers
in Postville, Iowa, interrupted
their classes, called the names
of some of their Latino stu-
dents and directed them to
report to the principal's office.
Usually, this would mean that
they were in for punishment
for some infraction. But these
children had done nothing
wrong. In the principal's
office, they were informed
that one or, in some cases,
both of their parents would
not be coming home because
they had been taken into cus-
tody by federal law enforce-
ment officers.
Earlier that day, hundreds
of helmeted Immigration and
Customs Enforcement (ICE)
agents in combat gear, toting
assault rifles, swooped down
on the Agriprocessors kosher
meat processing plant in this
town of about 3,000. With
military precision, nearly 400
of the plant's alleged undocu-
mented immigrant workers
were shackled and marched
out of the slaughterhouse in
single file and herded onto
buses and vans. Those round-
ed up in the raid, one of the
biggest in our fiation's history,
were transported to detention
facilities miles away.
. The raid not only econom-
ically devastated the town but
also left in its trail hundreds
of children wondering when
or even if they would see their
parents again. Postville was
just one of a series of ICE
raids in search of undocu-
mented immigrants.
According to a report by the


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National Council of La Raza
and the Urban Institute,
"Paying the Price: The Impact
of Immigration Raids on
America's Children," there
are about five million children
in the United States with at
least one undocumented par-
ent. The stepped-up ICE raids
have put the children of these
families at increased risk of
separation, psychological dis-
tress and economic hardship.
These raids have disrupted
communities across the coun-
try and separated thousands of
parents from their children.
The majority of these children
are American citizens who are
integrated into the schools
and communities of the only
country they know. After the
arrest or disappearance of
their parents, children .have
experienced psychological
duress and developed mental
health problems including
feelings of abandonment, sep-
aration anxiety disorder,
depression and post-traumatic
stress disorder.
The "Paying the Price"
report states that the raids
affect children, who are
"emotionally, financially and
developmentally dependent
on their parents' care, protec-
tion and earnings." Children
,and other family members left
behind face serious and
immediate economic hard-
ships when the primary
breadwinner has been hauled
off into custody. The majority
of the children affected are
under the age of 10-many
are infants,. toddlers, and


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ate needs are for food, baby
formula, diapers, clothing and
other essentials.
One of the great challenges
for the communities where
raids are carried out is to
ensure that no child has been
left behind in school, left at
home without adult supervi-
sion or taken into foster care.
Some children have been left
in the care of teenagers or
even babysitters for weeks
and months at a time.
Actions to charge, convict
and deport undocumented
workers have escalated. In
2006, ICE officials chose
December 12, the Our Lady
of Guadalupe feast-day, an
important religious holiday
for the Mexican community,
to launch simultaneous raids
on Swift & Company meat
packing plants in six states.
On that one day, ICE agents
arrested nearly 1,300 Swift
employees. ICE is not only
engaged in large-scale raids,
but it is also expanding door-
to-door operations with
deportation orders to arrest
immigrants. The knock on the
door by an ICE agent can be
the beginning of a nightmare
for thousands of children.
Undocumented workers
are being charged as serious
criminals for using false
Social Security numbers and
being threatened with serious
jail time. With little, access to
court-appointed lawyers,
many of them waive their
rights without understanding
the seriousness of the charges
against them.' Within two
weeks, federal prosecutors
extract guilty pleas in a proce-
dure that could eliminate the
worker's prospects of future
relief and imposes criminal


sentences and removal orders
simultaneously-at once
sending a breadwinner to
prison and thrusting his fami-
ly into poverty, giving new
meaning to what it is to be
"railroaded."
I agree with many of the
recommendations in the
"Paying the Price" report:
Congress should provide
oversight of immigration
enforcement activities to
ensure that children are pro-
tected during worksite
enforcement and other opera-
tions. ICE should assume that
there will always be children,
generally very young chil-
dren, affected whenever
adults are arrested in worksite
enforcement operations and
should develop a consistent
policy for parents' release.
Social services and economic
assistance need to be in place
and.provided until parents are
released from detention and
their immigration cases are
resolved-often a prolonged
period of many months.
Longer-term counseling for
children and their parents to
mitigate psychological
impacts may also be neces-
sary.
Those who suffer the, great-
est harm in ICE raids are chil-
dren. If our nation is to make
any claim for humanity, chil-
dren deserve to be protected
and cared for when their par-
ents are taken away. '


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Schedule of Events and Services

THE GREATER GRANT MEMORIAL AME FAM-
ILY at 5533 Gilchrist Rd., will celebrate Class Reunion
Day on Sunday, August 31, 2008 at the 11:00 a.m. serv-
ice. Members of 1938, '48, '58, '68, '78, '88, '98, and
2008 classes will be our special guest. the number 8 in
the Bible represents a new beginning. The sermon is
prepared by Pastor Tony DeMarco Hansberry and the
music by Brother Tony Bellony and the choir.
ST. MATTHEW BAPTIST CHURCH located at 28th,
St. & Moncrief Rd., with Rev. George A. Price, Pastor,
NEIGHBORHOOD RALLY-LABOR DAY BAR-
BEQUE all are welcome Monday, September 1st
from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Clothing give-away, door
prizes, Gospel tent, games and food. All are FREE.
FALL GOSPEL REVIVAL September 4th and 5th at
7:00 p.m. nightly at the Historic Mount Zion A.M.E.
Church, 201 E. Beaver St., Jacksonville, with Rev. F.D.
Richardson, Jr., Pastor. Guest Speaker: Evangelist, the
Rev. William "Bill" Lamar, IV. "Will you not revive us
again, so that your people, may rejoice in you?" Psalm
85:6. Be encouraged, be challenged, be inspired.
Annual Harvester's Gospel/.Revival Meeting
ANNUAL HARVESTER'S GOSPEL/REVIVAL
MEETING The Northside Church of Christ located
at 4736 Avenue B will have its Annual Harvester's
Gospel/Revival meeting September 7-11, 2008. The
guest speaker will be Jack Evans, Jr., from Fort Worth,
TX. The energetic Evans will cause you to ask yourself,
am I; standing on shaky ground? Or, am I truly ground-
ed and rooted in Christ? Evans will re-invigorate your
Christian growth, by using scriptural texts that will help
you re-structure your spiritual foundation.
The activities will kick-off with a FREE concert
Saturday 6th and will feature the Northside Acappella
Mass Chorus (Total Praise) at 7:00 p.m.; Sunday
September 7th is Family & Friends Day; it includes
Bible School at 9:15 a.m.; Mass Worship Service at
10:30 a.m., and a FREE dinner for all follows the Mass
Worship Service. Monday-Thursday, September 8-11
are the dates of the gospel revival meeting, starting at
7:30 p.m. each evening. There is FREE local transporta-
tion to all events, and nursery service is available.,
The Gospel Harvester's revival is a great time to
clear-out, your unspiritual way of life, and re-develop
your spiritual commitments. A hallelujah good time of
worship and praise has been planned to help you get
your house in order. DON'T MISS IT. Everyone is
invited to be part of this inspiring event.
PALM COAST...The mood has been set for women to
enjoy Health &' Beauty Pamper Day, featuring vendors
in massage therapy,. skin and nail care, as well as appar-
el, hats, jewelry, otheraccessories, and designer can-
dles. The Women's Ministry of First A.M.E. Church
has announced that Health & Beauty Pamper Day will
also provide health screening and a cafe, for enjoying
lunch. Health & Beauty Pamper Day will be held at the
church Saturday, August 30, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. It is part
of the events leading up to Women's Day, which will be
celebrated Sunday, September 14, during the 10:45 a.m.
service. The church, at 91 Old Kings Road North in Palm
Coast, is the pastorate of the Rev. Gillard S. Glover. For
more details, call the church at (386) 446-5759.
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SHOUTFEST '08 has announced the strongest lineup in
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performance by Third Day, plus performances by
Starfield, Grits, Jason Morant, Mission Six and others.
Other artists set to perform on the festival event's two
live stages are Revive, Magellan from Club DreamLab,
One Minute Halo, JJ Weeks, I Am Terrified, Say You
Will, 'Gabriela Hindy, One Friday and Compassion
International Speaker Brad Duncan.
The concert is FREE with the price of park admis-
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NORTHSIDE COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT,
INC. (NCI) THIRD ANNUAL GOLF TOURNA-
MENT OF UNITY -Golf event September 27th, at the
World Golf Village in historic St. Augustine, FL. The
events open at 1 p.m. and include: Tournament
Registration, Silent Auction, and a one hour Golf Clinic
at 11:45 gm. The Shotgun Start will be at 1 p.m. The
Tournament of Unity will close with dinner, and awards
ceremony. This great event is open to all amateur and
professional golfers. This event is one of NCI's major
fundraisers to support needed neighborhood youth pro-
grams. These programs include an after school center
with special emphasis on tutoring, mentoring, literacy,
computer programs, and WIN (Working to Improve
Neighborhoods). All proceeds will go to these programs
and all donations are tax deductible. NCI is a 501 non-
profit, faith based organization, and is also a member of
the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce, and the
Nonprofit Center for Northeast Florida. We invite you,
your family, and friends to come out and golf with us.
Your participation, donation, or sponsorship toward this
tournament will benefit, and help save our youths, and
our communities. The cost for this event is only $125
per player, and $500 per team. An optional practice
round is available on Friday, September 26th for $75.
Entry deadline is September 20th. For more informa-
tion, visit our website; www.nci.eversites.com. You can.
also contact Rynett Chatman at (904) 355-6923,
RhynettC@aol.com. or Devins Jackson at (904) 765-
7821, dtjack5@bellsouth.net.
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DEATH NOTICES
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ALLEN, Alphonso, Jr. died
August 17, 2008.
ANDERSON, Hattie, died
August 25, 2008.
BENNETT, Doreen, died
August 25, 2008.
BUCKMAN, Lawrence,
Jr., died August 20, 2008.
DAVIS, Carol L., died
August 24, 2008.
DAVIS, David, USN, died
August 24, 2008.
DENSON, John W., died
August 23, 2008.
DENSON, Shantrell, died
August 24, 2008.
FURLOW, Melody F., 59,
died August 20, 2008.
GRAHAM, Eddie W., 68,
died August 20, 2008.
HENRY, Analisa, died
August 19, 2008.
KOON, Mrs. Julian H.,
died August 19, 2008.
Alphonso West Mortuary,
Inc.
McCRAY, Alberta,died
August 20, 2008.
MORRIS, Lorene P., died
August 24, 2008. Alphonso
West Mortuary, Inc.
PARKS, Jacky, 27, died


August 22, 2008.
POUGH, Donald, died
August 19, 2008.
PRESTON, Davis, died
August 19, 2008.
REED, Margaret Ann, died
August 24, 2008. Alphonso
West Mortuary, Inc.
SMITH, Daniel, died
August 20, 2008.
SMITH, Marvin, Sr., 65,
died August 19, 2008.
Alphonso West Mortuary,
Inc.
THOMPSON, Master
To'Mar, died August 22,
2008.
TOMPKINS, Jane E.,. 48,
died August 22, 2008.
WELLS, Alfonza, 76, died
August 22, 2008.
WILES, Francis, died
August 24, 2008.
WILLIAMS, Vivian M.,
died August 19, 2008.
WILLIAMSON, Sherri,
died August 25, 2008.
WILLIS, vicki L., died
August 19, 2008.
YATES, Baby Boy
Michael, III, died August
21, 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

Historic Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church
Sunday
W orship 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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A Cornucopia of Snippets (Continued)
Author and Civil Rights Pioneer Rodney Hurst gave a rous-
ing speech at Greater Grant Memorial A.M.E. Church's Elder
Recognition Program. Following the service he signed his book It
was Never About a Hot Dog and a Coke. I made sure I had copies
for forthcoming trip to give to others as it is indeed a good 'read'.

"Alpha Kappa Alpha's Eventful Sisterhood Pilgrimage to
Washington, DC celebrated its founding one hundred years ago on
the campus of Howard University in Washington, D.C. Members
returned to the nation's Capitol for the organization's 2008
Centennial Boul6. Local members shared of their own Dr. Norma
Solomon White, immediate past international president and fun.
taking in the sights of the Nations' Capitol.

LocalSstudents Compete at 30th Annual Celebration of
NAACP ACT-SO -Twenty-two (22) Duval County Public
Schools' students traveled to Orlando, Florida for the national
NAACP ACT-SO competition. Duval County was awarded a
national winner during the 30th anniversary celebration.
Azschrielle Jackson, a rising senior at Douglas Anderson School
of the Arts, received the silver medal in the Vocal Contemporary
category. She also received a cash prize and a laptop computer.
Ms. Jackson sang "I Am Changing," the Jennifer Holiday hit
song from the musical Dreamgirls and brought the audience and
judges to tears. After her performance, Ms. Jackson was also
caught in the emotional moment and shed tears of joy. "At last
year's nationals (in Detroit, MI) I was a spectator at the competi-
tion, so I knew exactly what to expect and what I needed to do to
win. It was a full-circle moment for me when I was standing on the
stage with my medal. I felt as if I had accomplished my goal."
Nine other local first place finishers competed at the national
level in several categories: Daniel Applewhite, Stanton College
Preparatory School, Poetry; Treavor Boykins, Douglas Anderson
School of the Arts, Drama; Leah Copeland, Stanton College
Preparatory School, Drawing; Paige Denson, Douglas Anderson
School of the Arts, Dance; Marissa Downer, Mandarin High,
Filmmaking; Natalia Gallimore, Douglas Anderson School of the
Arts, Photography; Felicity Price, Mandarin High, Chemistry;
Crystal Rodriguez, Stanton College Preparatory School,
Painting; and Jackson Willis, Stanton College Preparatory
School, Oratory.
ACT-SO (Academic, Cultural, Technological, Scientific
Olympics) is a year-long enrichment program designed to recruit,
stimulate and encourage high academic and cultural achievement,
among African-American high school students. The culmination
of the year's events is the national competition and awards cere-
mony hosted in a different city each year. This year's 30th anniver-
sary celebration was held at the Walt Disney World Resorts in
Orlando. Next year's competition will coincide with the NAACP's
national convention in New York City.


I 1 Dr. Shelly Holder Thompson at
Dr. Norma Solomon White, immedi- AKA's Centennial Boule.
ate past National President Alpha
Kappa Alpha Sorority at the
Centennial Boule


Azschrielle Jackson, Daniel Applewhite, Stanton College Preparatory
School, Poetry; Treavor Boykins, Douglas Anderson School of the Arts,
Drama; Leah Copeland, Stanton College Preparatory School, Drawing;
Paige Denson, Douglas Anderson School of the Arts, Dance; Marissa
Downer, Mandarin High, Filmmaking; atalia Gallimore, Douglas
Anderson School of the Arts, Photography; Felicity Price, Mandarin
High, Chemistry; Crystal Rodriguez, Stanton College Preparatory
School, Painting; and Jackson Willis, Stanton College Preparatory
School, Oratory.Photo courtesy of Ms. Altoria White.


Mrs. Brenda L. White, Douglas Anderson School
of the Arts Guidance Counselor, Azschrille
Jackson, Silver Medalist, Douglas Anderson
School of the Arts, and Mrs. Jacquelyn Holmes,
Jacksonville ACT-SO Branch Chairperson. Photo
by A. Elizabeth Photography.


More than forty (40) years have passed since these friends were togeth-
er. Mrs. Ann Bodison (third from left) hosted a luncheon for Dr. Maxine
Sherard (Jackson), Mesdames Louise Guinyard and Betty Asque Davis
at a Riverplace Mall during Dr. Sherard's visit.


The Women of C6olor Cultural Foundation. Inc., a cr6ss cultural-
alliance of women, was established in -February 2000 as a
501 (c)(3) organization to be a voice and force for change. The pur-
pose of the Foundation is to address the unmet needs of people of
color, to eliminate disparities in health, education, economic devel-
opment. and other areas that affect the equality and common good
of the community.. '

Signature Events Include:
Heart of a Woman Luncheon a forum which addresses cardio-
vascular disease in women. This event is held in February in con-
junction with the National American" Heart Association's Go Red
for Women Day.' ,

Universal Teen Scholarship Program provides scholarships and"
opportunities for self awareness, positive achievement, growth and
respect for others from diverse backgrounds. The program helps to
nurture and build scholastic achievement, creativity, healthy living.
and community involvement. It also promotes self confidence,
poise, and effective communication skills.

Health Symposium for People of All Nations a health program
designed as an annual community partnership., Participadts are
provided information on various health issues and learn how to
maintain a healthy lifestyle. The symposium consists of three
major components: screenings' and exhibitors, adult workshops,
and:Tomorrow's Aspirations Summit fo&yoduth. The symposium
serves approximately 2,500 mndividuals each year.

Ebony and.Ivory'Gala a black-tie affair, recognizes women
who have made significant contributions in health, education, and
economic development In addition, community 'service agency
is recognized for its outstanding cbritributions.

' eProceeds fronio the Gala support various community initiatives
including the activities of the Foundation. Since its inception, the
Women of. Color Cultural Foundation, 'Inc. has provided over
$115,000 in'scholarships.


Honorary Chairpersons .,.
W.O. and Dana Birchfield
Carlton and Barbara Jones, ."
Fred and Karen Lee -7
Jarik and Adrienne Conrad
Nelson Cuba "
Martha Pellino ,

Dining & Dancing A
Achievement AwardsT
Silent Auction Th
Live Mt.usic
Cash Bar -

WOCCF Auxiliary Members: Helen D. Jackson, Ph.D-.
Gerald Minnifield DeAndrous Wilcox D. JenipherWil^,
Valerie Baham Gail Mathis Sheree' Bryant Cynthia ScZ6.t
Daphne Colbert Darlene Spann Kenyonn Demps -*Aw,
Sweet Estella T Dixon LaSandra Teixeira Angela Edw
* Geri Thomas Carrie Foushee Mary Wards Vic3iedlypE
Gloger Fern Webb, Ph.D. Karen Landiy ;-


Sponsorship Levels ...
Platinum: $25,000 '
Premiere reserved table for ten guests with .
complimentary cocktails
Display of company name or logo on event signage'.
Recognition as Platinum Sponsor during the Gala
Full page color ad in Gala program -t
Prominent logo placement on promotional ..-'
materials for upcoming signature events* ., '.
Gold: $15,000 OQ -
VIP reserved table for ten guests .
Display of company name or logo on event signage'
Recognition as Gold Sponsor during the Gala .
Full page color ad in Gala program .
Silver: $10,000
Reserved table for ten guests
Display of company name or logo on event signage .
Recognition as Silver Sponsor during the Ga.la ,,;-
Half page color ad in Gala program
Bronze: $5,000
Reserved table for ten guests
Display of company name or logo on event signage.
Half page ad in Gala program '
Pewter: $2,500 '
Reserved table for ten guests
Quarter page ad in Gala program
Table Sponsor: $1,500
Reserved table for ten guests
Recognition in Gala program
(A Black-77Tie Affair)
Individual Tickets: $100 Corporate Tables: $1,500 ;i
For more information
Call (904) 635-5191 or visit
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Don't Let Your Teen s


Future Go Up In Smoke

It's simple, marijuana and teens are not a good mix-especially when it comes to learning and
academic success. We know that all young people face challenges as they grow and mature and
that the dangers and temptations of drugs are all around. We also know that as a parent or some
one who cares about young people, you want the very best for them; you want them to do even
better than you did and lead productive lives.

While overall drug use among teens is down in recent years, there are still too many brilliant
young people whose potential is ruined. Don't let drugs destroy their chance of going to college or
landing a good job.




A teenage marijuana user's odds of dropping out are more than twice
that of a non-user.1

The short-term effects of marijuana can include impaired memory and
ability to learn.2

Parents and family are still the most important influence in young peoples' lives so keep the lines
of communication open, set a clear, "no marijuana" rule, stay involved, and continue to discuss the
dangers and consequences of drug use. You make the difference. Knowing that education is the key
to a better tomorrow, you have the power to protect their potential and help lead them on the road
to success.

For more information,
visit www.TheAntiDrug.com or call 1.800.788.2800


Signed,
100 Black Men of America, Inc.
American Council on Education
American School Counselor Association
Boys and Girls Clubs of America
National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher
Education' (NAFEO),
National Association of Black Social Workers, Inc.
National Association of School Nurses
National Council of Negro Women
National Medical Association
National Urban League
Partnership for a Drug-Free America
PTA
United Negro College Fund (UNCF)


1. Bray JW, Zarkin GA, ingwalt C, Qi J. The relationship between marijuana initiation and dropping out of high school. Health econ, 2000 Jan:9 (1):918
2. NIDA Info Facts: Marijuana, Revised, NIDA, September 2004


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Garrett Morris, Man Of The Cloth


In The Longshots


By Rych McCain
Photos courtesy Garrett
Morris
He may be best
known from his five
year stint (1975-1980)
as one of the original
cast members of the
classic TV show
"Saturday Night
Live." He has done a
mountain of work in
TV and film other-
wise. We are talking
about the ever unpre-
dictable Garrett
Morris. His latest
film is The Longshots
opposite Ice Cube and
Ke Ke Palmer. Morris
plays the role of Rev.
Pratt, a small town
pastor who motivates
his parishioners and
stokes the fires of
pride and uplift gained
by the accomplish-
ments of their small
town Pop Warner foot-
ball team. Morris is
funny as expected on


screen but off screen
there is a serious side.
He js highly educated
with a degree from
Dillard University in
his home town of New
Orleans. He is also a
classically trained
singer from the presti-
gious Juilliard School
of Music in New York
City. One of his first
jobs after graduation
from Juilliard was that
of being a lead vocal-
ist and arranger for
The Harry Belafonte
Singers.
Morris went on to
doing Broadway musi-
cals which lead to
small TV & film roles
including the cult film
classic Cooley High,
where he played a
school teacher (a job
he did in real life in
New York City). He
beams with pride in
referring to the real
Jasmine Plummer who


became the first
female to play Pop
Warner football and
do it at the quarter-
back position. Morris
laughs, "You have a
whole lot of people
who have probably
tried to be female
quarterbacks, but of
course, a Black girl
made it. And she won
every game that year
except the playoff
game." How was his
behavior in tiny
Minden, Louisiana off
the set with comedian
buddies Earthquake
and Michael Colyar in
tow,? Did they turn it
out? Morris is crack-
ing up with this one;
"They turned it out.
I'm an old guy. I can't
turn it out. If I'm try-
ing to chase a girl, all
she has to do is walk
fast and I won't catch
her right?" Morris
did mention that a lot


of film work is now
going to the northern
Louisiana area since
Katrina and Minden
(where the film was
shot) is close to
Shreveport.
Does the ghost of
his "Saturday Night
Live" days still haunt
him with the casting
process these days?
Morris shrugs that one
off, "Yeah, what can I
say? That's a part of
the business." What
are his main activities
away from the hustle
and bustle of
Hollywood? Morris
lights up, "I actually
stay home and write.
I'm a writer, I'm a
composer. My degree
is in music. I taught
music, -at P.S. 71 in
New York City. I do a
lot of stuff to keep my
metabolism up so
about two hours a day,
I'm exercising. I walk


about four miles a
day. God has been
good. I can't complain
about anything really.
Although you always
feel like there is more
you can do and I do
feel like there is more
I can do."
Morris paved the
way for the brothers
who followed him on
SNL such as Eddie
Murphy, Tim
Meadows, Tracy
Morgan and now
Kenan Thompson.
Morris responds, "I
liked what has hap-


opened with my career
and I was happily
involved in whatever
happened with SNL. It
was one of the most
exciting parts of my
career but there were
other highlights as
well." Morris is cur-
rently hosting the
Downtown Comedy
Club in LA on Friday
and Saturday nights.
Go to www.down-
towncomedyclub.com
for details and drop in
to catch the show
when you are in town.


Music
Pervis Jackson,
bass singer for super
60's/70's group The
Spinners, made his
transition to our
ancestors due to can-
cer in a Detroit hospi-
tal. Jackson was sev-
enty years old. Our
condolences and well
wishes go out to the
family, friends and
fans. Look for former
Beach Boy Brain
Wilson's new album
That Lucky Old Sun,
to drop on the
Capitol/EMI label
with Gannett han-
dling the promo.
Country superstar
Glen Campbell will
release a new album
also on Capitol/EMI.
The sound track to
Ewan McGregor and
Charley Boorman's
"Long Way Down"
TV series will drop
on EMI as well. Epic
Records is set to
release Brandy's new
album on November
11. The new A&R
Registry is ready for
serious music talent
shoppers. Go to
www.musicregistry.c
om or call 800-377-
7411 or 818-995-
7458. Tell, them you
saw it in my column.
OGPR clients
Trae, TMI Boyz and 2
Pistols did the @#$%
thang big; live on
stage at this year's
DUB Car Show in
Huston, Texas. Look
for Chamillionaire's
Mixtape Messiah 4
out soon. Original


Pussycat Doll mem-
ber Carmit Bacher
has left the platinum
super group to pro-
duce her own musi-
cally driven theatre
production called
"The Zodiac Show."
Birthday
We wish a "Happy
Birthday" to
actress/singer Ke Ke
Palmer who turns 15
on August 26. She is
currently co-starring
in The Longshots
with Ice Cube. Go see
this film if you
haven't already. Of
course, Ke Ke is a
member of Rych
McCain's Child/Teen
Artists Family.
Congrats
Accolades are in
order for super
Hollywood publicist
Makeda Smith. Her
Jazzmyne P.R.
Company turns twen-
ty years old this year.
TV
,The CW TV
Network will pre-
miere their new high
fashion reality com-
petition "Stylista" on
Wednesday, October
22 at 9 p.m. Check
your local listings.
Movies:
Death Race;
Universal Pictures
stars Jason Statham,
Tyrese Gibson, Ian
McShane, Natalie
Martinez and Joan
Allen.
As expected, this
movie packs a lot of
driving action with
gory violence.
Champion race driver


Jensen


Ames


(Statham) is framed
for the murder of his
wife, which he didn't
do and purposely sent
to prison so he could
be forced to compete
in the highly-rated
death race at Terminal
Island. His ace neme-
sis is machine gun Joe
(Gibson). Prison


Warden
Hennessey


Claire
(Allen)


orchestrates the entire
event with ruthless
disregard to the safety
of the drivers or sanc-
tity of human life.
Her only goal is rat-
ings. If you want a
rock'em, sock'em,
roaring good time
with speed, crashing
and plenty of blood;
this is the item on the
menu that you need to
order when selecting
a movie to see this
weekend.
Hit me up at feed-
backrych@sbcglob-
al.net
So da aiki
(Love and work)
Rych


Top Rated Primetime Programs Among African-American
TV Homes, Week Ending August 18, 2008 -

1. Summer Olympics Tues. Primetime, NBC

2. Summer Olympics Wed. Primetime, NBC

3. Summer Olympics Thurs. Primetime, NBC

4. Summer Olympics Mon. Primetime, NBC

5. Summer Olympics Closing Ceremony, NBC

6. Summer Olympics Friday Primetime, NBC

7. Summer Olympics Saturday Primetime, NBC

8. Beijing Closing Party, NBC

9. CSI: MIAMI, CBS

10. Flashpoint, CBS

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a reasonable period. He said that Senator John McCain, Republican
Presidential candidate, has been in Washington for 26 years and has voted 90
percent of the time with the present president, George Bush and will therefore,
not make the needed changes to move America forward. Obama has said and
shown from the beginning, that he wants a new kind of politics and that is why
he is not accepting money from companies and lobbyist. In his speech, he
asked, how can McCain say he wants to change when his record shows other-
wise on such issues as health care, education, taxes and the economy.
Obama's nomination was also historical as it falls at the same time the NAACP
celebrates its 100th birthday.
The presidential candidate said, this is not the time for small plans, as he out-
lined what he wishes to do from his space at the White House and stated that he
knows how to pay for the promises he is making.
On Tuesday, Senator Hillary Clinton
nominated Senator Obama to represent
the Democratic Party, and on Join the
Wednesday, former President Bill Revolution!
Clinton spoke and demonstrated their
full support for Barack Obama.
The changes members of the
Democratic Party agreed to make with BLACK
the presidential candidate consists of the
economy and the deficits, taxes to the FOR1
large corporations, energy, health care,
foreign policy, defense, and education.
The encouraging part of it all is that they
said they have a plan to make it all work.
As Bishop TD Jakes said Sunday, God
does not give us a vision without provid-
ing provisions. The applauds received
Thursday showed the people believe the
provisions will be provided.
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Florida State Senator, Tony Hill, District 1
I read the USA TODAY, article, August 20, 2008, written by Bruce Kluger entitled,
"A Long Way from Birmingham" about the four little black girls killed in Birmingham
almost forty-five years ago. As I read the article, I, too, remembered the shinning
faces of those little girls filled with the innocence of childhood and the promise of
tomorrow. If only they had lived to experience the 2008 Democratic National
Convention in Denver, Colorado, August 25 to August 27.
This week in Denver, Senator Barack Obama, biracial, with an African father, will
receive the Democratic nomination for President of the United States before a crowd
of 75,000 and an audience that stretches around the world. It is, indeed, an historic
occasion! The history of African Americans in Florida and throughout America is
filled with brave souls who paved that long, winding road to Denver. The road begins
in the scourge of slavery in America and ends courageously with great hope for the
future in Denver with Senator Obama's nomination. Countless numbers of people
have walked this road, thereby becoming part of it. If the road to Denver were an his-
toric brick road, each brick would have a name and a story, even though some of our
bravest black ancestors were unable to write their story or even sign their name.
Nevertheless, they live in our memory; and their spirit will fill the convention halls in
Denver.
Growing up a black child in Jacksonville, I listened to stories tinged with sadness
and greatness., The stories had names like Harry T. Moore of Mims, Florida or the
1964 St. Augustine Pool Party. In Jacksonville there were the Woolworth counter sit-
ins and Ax Handle Sunday. Those stories were about whites intimidating blacks who
ventured bravely into what was considered "white territory." At one of the Woolworth
counter sit-ins, youthful blacks were attacked by whites who forced them into
Hemming Park and beat them with ax handles and baseball bats. Later, in 1964, Dr.
Martin Luther King, refusing the southern notion of segregation, took part in a sit-in
at a St. Augustine motor lodge, the same lodge where blacks were forced out of the
pool when the angry motor lodge manager threw acid into the pool. St. Augustine
events made headlines across the nation and around the world.
The events also hastened passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The bill passed the
following week in Washington, D.C. with strong encouragement from President
Lyndon Johnson.
Harry T. and Harriette V. Moore Memorial Park in Mims, Florida commemorates the
lives of Brevard County's leading civil rights workers during the 1930s. They were
known throughout America for their dedication to justice. As civil rights activists,
they registered tens of thousands of black Americans to vote. Leading the fight for
equality and justice, they organized the first Brevard County Branch of the NAACP in
1934 and continued working for justice for African Americans until their lives ended
suddenly in 1951. A bomb exploded in their home beneath their bed on their twenty-
fifth wedding anniversary, Christmas evening, 1951. They are considered to be the
first civil rights martyrs in the nation.
Due to the strong commitment and leadership of Florida's Governor Crist, the previ-
ously unresolved murder has been resolved, even though the murderers now are dead.
This Mims, Florida murder began a long line of assassinations in a committed, unre-
lenting civil rights movement. Today Harry T. Moore's murder is historic and is part
of that long road to Denver. Harry T. Moore, an educator, valued education and is
remembered as a man with all the magnificent values and ideals of our celebrated,
remarkable nation. The list of black men, women, and children who belong on that
road goes on and on. They were people with a dream that later was eloquently echoed
by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. whose own life ended in tragedy.
The Civil Rights Act of 1964 stands as a landmark legislative victory. It helped
advance African Americans, and it also protected women's rights. It ended discrimi-
nation in public facilities. Segregation of the races in schools, housing, or hiring
became illegal. Over time, we've seen the superb, far-reaching results. The Civil
Rights Act of 1964. demonstrates that, if we are to be the best we can be, we must face
our mistakes and set the road straight using legal, non violent means.
2008 has been a good year in the Florida Senate as we've addressed past issues. On
March 26, 2008, a Florida Senate resolution passed in the Legislature. The resolution
formally apologized for the Legislature's long support of slavery and expressed
Florida's profound regret for the shameful chapter in this state's history.
The resolution also called for reconciliation. Passage was a momentous occasion, not
just for blacks, but for all Floridians. Governor Crist expressed it as a "good thing to
happen." Florida is the sixth state to apologize for slavery. It follows Maryland,
Alabama, North Carolina, Virginia, and New Jersey.
In the Senate, we also examined Florida's State Song, "Old Folks at Home (Swanee
River)" written by Stephen Foster. The song, which refers to the "de old plantation"
and to "darkeys" is offensive to many Floridians. A more inclusive song is "Florida -
Where the Sawgrass Meets the Sky" by Florida music teacher Jan Hinton. We passed
Senate Bill 1558 to replace "Swanee River" as state song with "Florida Where the
Sawgrass Meets the Sky.' Then we worked out a legislative compromise; now we
have an anthem that everyone can enjoy, and Floridians have an option.
We're progressing, but much work remains. National polls indicate that blacks and
whites differ in their views of black progress. Many blacks are much less favorable
when it comes to black progress and race relations.
Poverty in America is the most distressing problem. At-risk children, black or white,
need our help. Giving a hand up to these children through church ministries, volun-
teer organizations, and by partnering with various agencies and organizations is a way
to ensure America's economic and social future. We also must seek ways to grow our
businesses and grow good jobs. How well Florida adapts today to new energy ideas
and technologies will determine Florida's economic future. Florida is linked global-
ly through our system of ports and our vital industries such as tourism. As we create
innovative products, technologies, and jobs, we'll produce positive economic growth
for Florida. Working together, we all can be lifted up into a bright future.
2008 is a momentous year in many ways. Denver is almost here. What an exciting
time! This is a year for change in the right direction for all Americans. And it's a time
for black Americans to pay attention to Senator Obama's remarks and be proud of our
long African American heritage. We've given so much to this nation's greatness, and
we have much more to offer that is positive and uplifting. In retrospect, Denver is not
the end of the road; rather, it's a remarkable milestone that beckons us toward an even
better future made up of millions of people who don't look alike but who respect the
diversity of our American heritage and love this nation!
The road to justice and equality is, indeed, long; and it's not an easy road. But each
day, people of every race and creed choose to hop on, walk that long walk, and become
part of that road. It's always been that way. I've referred to all the African Americans
who've chosen to take that walk and become part of that road; but we've had the good
company of so very many non-blacks along the way.
The road, the walk, the sweat, the tears, the eternal optimism, and all the memories
give rise to a history worth remembering; one that points to an even better future.
I'm proud to be part of that long road to Denver. As a Democrat delegate to the


Democratic Convention, I'll proudly be supporting Senator Barack Obama.
Additionally, as an elector, I'll cast my Electoral College vote in January in
Tallahassee.
Signing off and headed for Denver.


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Jacksonville residents who have a complaint regarding a property tax assessment or denial of an
exemption have the right to file a petition for review by the Value Adjustment Board (VAB).

To be considered, obtain a petition from the Property Appraiser=s Office (231 E. Forsyth Street), or
you may obtain form DR-486 (Real Property) or DR-486T (Tangible Personal Property) online from the
Florida Department of Revenue. Complete the petition in full, have it notarized, then file it with the
Clerk of the VAB, along with your filing fee of up to $15.00. Homeowners appealing a tiomestead
exemption denial, and persons with appropriate certificate or.other documentation issued by the
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for filing petitions Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m., are as follows:

August 15 St. James Building
September 9 117 West Duval Street
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Jacksonville, FL 32202

The Clerk must receive all Tangible Personal Property petitions, by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September
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by September 9th, or they cannot be accepted.


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but they must be received -- not postmarked by Tuesday, September 9th, or they cannot be
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Ferguson Named 2007-2008 National Policy Board Award Recipient
Contact Person: Brooks Terry (904) 680-7700
acksonville-FL, Cleveland Ferguson Ill, associate professor of law at Florida Coastal School of Law, Jacksonville, .0
Florida, was selected for the 2007-2008 National Policy Board Award this week. The Award recognizes outstanding law
professors who have achieved excellence in the academy as well as the greater community and demonstrated servant
leadership among the consortium of law schools.
This year, Ferguson developed international programs for lawyers and law faculty as well as statewide programs for
teachers and students in Florida. .
He co-directed Florida Coastal's inaugural Summer Abroad Program at the Universite' d'Auvergne in Clermont-Ferrand,
France and taught Comparative Enforcement of Human Rights: the Millennium Development Goals. The program lasted
from May 23 June 30, 2008. The Univesite' d'Auvergne Facult6 de Droit et de Science Politique (law faculty) selected
him to present at the Quincentennial Observance of the Law of Custom in the Auvergne Region of France. The
conference will be held in December 2009 in Paris. "He is an excellent scholar and we are pleased that he will share in our
500 year celebration, stated Dr. Florent Gamier, vice dean at the Universite' and organizer of the Conference.
When Ferguson returned to the United States this summer, the Florida Law Related Education Association, Inc., (FLREA) Cleveland Ferguson, III, Associate professor of law at Florida Coastal School of Law in
and the Ceite'r for Citizen Involvement at the University of Central Florida selected Professor Ferguson to create a course
to train Florida middle school and high school teachers in the First Amendment. Recently enacted regulations by the Jacksonville, FL was selectedfor the 2007-2008 National Policy Board Award this week.
Florida Department of Education require emphasis in constitutional law instruction. Throughout July, he taught We The
People: The Freedom of Expression-From the Alien & Sedition Acts to Mypace to teachers in the Broward, Duval,
Miami-Dade, Orange, Seminole, and St. John's County School Districts. "We enjoyed working with Professor
Ferguson," stated Annette Boyd-Pitts, Executive Director of FLREA. "His presentations truly helped make this series a John G. White, I, reappointed Professor Ferguson to the Consumer Protection Law Committee.. Extending his service to
success." the community, Professor Ferguson also completed Florida Circuit Civil Mediation training in July.
He is theauthor of numerous articles in human rights, business development, and administration of justice issues in Ferguson remains active with the Fort Lauderdale and Jacksonville alunni chapters and foundations in Kappa Alpha Psi
constitutional law. Ferguson is the author of the textbook, A Practical Approach to Florida Constitutional Law, which Fraternity, Inc., and is the Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations at the national level, among other local
will be published by Carolina Academic Press later this year to be used in schools throughout Florida. He also serves as organizations.
editor-in-chief for the American and Caribbean Law Initiative News.
"Cleveland has made extraordinary contributions to Florida Coastal School of Law and our students," stated C. Peter
In June, American Bar Association International Chair, Aaron Schildhaus, named Professor Ferguson Vite Chair of the Goplerud III, dean at Florida Coastal. "We encourage him to continue to focus on leadership and excellence, as it will
ABA's Nongovernmental Organization Committee. "Professor Ferguson is an outstanding advocate, teacher, and mentor assure the continued success of our school."
for nonprofit organizations throughout the United States and abroad. He trains members how to be effective on boards of
directors and how to work with governments to better serve those most in need, said Schildhaus. "We look forward to his Florida Coastal School of Law (FCSL) in both its full-time and part-time programs offers a course of study leading to a
continued service." Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree. Florida Coastal School of Law is fully accredited by the American Bar Association. For more
Also, the Florida Bar Board of Governors appointed Professor Ferguson to a two-year term on the Florida Legal Services, information, visit www.fcsl.edu.
Inc. Board of Directors. He will serve on the Budget, Audit and Capital Campaign Committees. Florida Bar President,
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PACY R) THE STA AUGUST 30 200


Ask Deanna! Is an advice column known for its 1
fearless approach to reality-based subjects! |'
Dear Deanna!
I had a date with my boyfriend but he never showed up. The funny
thing is I couldn't reach my girlfriend either.,There's a rumor they're
messing around but other than her number being on his pager and the
disappearing act. I have no proof. She said they're friends but he says
she likes him. What's going on?
Kerri Omaha, NE

Dear Kerri:
Helen Keller could see this one coming. There's something fishy going on. Other than an emer-
gency your friend's number shouldn't be on your man's pager. Don't play games. Go ahead
and ask both of them about it. You should know them well enough to tell if they're lying. They
have two different stories going so expect two different lies. Life is too sweet for drama so
eliminate them both and keep it moving.
********************** *
Dear Deanna!
My boyfriend is pressuring me to co-sign for a car loan because his credit is messed up. I don't
feel secure doing this because our relationship "isn't all that" if you know what I mean. He has-
n't put a ring on my finger and he doesn't pay his bills on time. I love him but not enough for
bad credit.
Donna Great Falls, SC

Dear Donna:
Don't sign anything for him except a greeting card. If you get this car for him and end up behind
the eight ball-stuck with the payments, you'll be ruined. No more credit, hard to open a check-
ing account and what happens if you want a new car? The best thing you can do is steer him to
a credit counselor because if he's forcing you, then I smell a rat and you should too.

Dear Deanna!
Two of my friends have been making me suspicious about my husband because he comes home
late from work. They have been filling up my head with stuff and have successfully led me to
think he's having an affair. I followed him in a different car, pushed re-dial on the telephone
and checked his pockets for phone numbers. His behavior hasn't changed but my friends keep
trying to convince me he's messing around: I can't find anything. Am I losing it?
Paranoid Bronx, NY

Dear Paranoid:
Grow up and stop doing childish things like playing Inspector Gadget. If your spouse doesn't
display signs of infidelity don't look for any. If your man comes home late, and he says he was
working---trust him. You are borrowing trouble and setting your marriage up for a downfall by
listening to your friends. When your girlfriends start trying to cause drama, stop them dead in
their tracks. If they keep at it, tell them to get lost so you can keep your marriage happy and
healthy.
Ask Deanna is written by Deanna M. Write Ask Deanna! Deanna M, 264 S La Cienega, Suite 1283,
Beverly Hills, CA 90211 orEmail: askdeannal@yahoo.com Website: www.askdeanna.com




Announcements, meetings, happenings, and community events
scheduled in Jacksonville and the surrounding area.

LABOR DAY BARBEQUE NEIGHBORHOOD RALLY all are welcome.
Kids bring your Mom and Dad. Monday, September 1st from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00
p.m. for FREE Clothing Give-Away, Gospel Tent, Door Prizes, Games and Food.
St. Matthew Baptist Church, 28th St. & Moncrief Rd., Rev. George A. Price; Pastor.
EBONY AND IVORY GALA -The Women of Color Cultural Foundation is pre-
senting their fifth annual Ebony and Ivory Gala "An Evening of Elegance" on
Saturday, September 13, 2008, 7:00 p.m. at the Omni Jacksonville Hotel. The
Ebony and Ivory Gala is a black-tie affair where women who have made significant
contributions in health, education, and economic development are recognized. A
community service agency is also recognized for its outstanding contributions. The
evening of elegance includes a silent auction, fine dining and dancing. The
Honorary Chairpersons for this event are Carlton and Barbara Jones, Fred and
Karen Lee, Jarik and Adrienne Conrad, Nelson Cuba, Martha Pellino and W.O. and
Dana Birchfield. Tickets: $100 For additional information please contact Dr. Helen
Jackson at (904) 635-5191 or on-line at woccf.org. Proceeds from the Gala support
various community initiatives including the activities of the Foundation.
THE DURKEEVILLE HISTORICAL SOCIETY invites you to the Annual
Fund Raiser and Music Fest Celebration the Life and Legacy of Charlie "Hoss"
Singleton, September 20th at 7:00 p.m. at the University Club of Jacksonville, 1301
Riverplace Blvd. $50 per person includes an elegant evening consisting of dinner
served with a city view, live music performed by local musicians and conducted by
Mr. Warner Singleton, the son of Charlie "Hoss" Singleton. Tickets deadline is
August 30th. Call the center for more information at (904) 598-9567.
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.
ATLANTIC BEACH WOMEN'S CONNECTION, Wednesday, September 3rd,
from 9:30 11 a.m., Selva Marina Country Club, 1600 Selva Marina Dr., Atlantic
Beach. Contact Kate at 534-6784. SPEAKERS will be: Jill McGahan from St.
Simons, GA shares how she went from "most dependable" to least dependable"
and back again... "Going Full Circle the Hard Way" PROGRAMS: A fabulous fash-
ion show featuring clothing, accessories and the latest looks from Coldwater Creek.
All area women are welcome and encouraged to attend!!! COST: $12.00 incl. (com-
plementary child care with reservation.) EMAIL AND/OR WEB SITE ADDRESS
TO PRINT: atlanticbeachwc@yahoo.com
PALM. COAST...The mood has been set for women to enjoy Health & Beauty
Pamper Day, featuring vendors in massage therapy, skin and nail care, as well as
apparel, hats, jewelry, other accessories, and designer candles. The Women's
Ministry of First A.M.E. Church has announced that Health & Beauty Pamper
Day will also provide health screening and a cafe, for enjoying lunch. Health &
Beauty Pamper Day will be held at the church Saturday, August 30, 10 a.m. to 2
p.m. It is part of the events leading up to Women's Day, which will be celebrated
Sunday, September 14, during the 10:45 a.m. service. The church, at 91 Old Kings
Road North in Palm Coast, is the pastorate of the Rev. Gillard S. Glover. For more
details, call the .church at (386) 446-5759.
MELIA BRIDAL & TUX RENTAL recently received an Elite Retailer of the Year
award from Jim's Formal Wear. Jim's is the largest formalwear distribution network
in the U.S. with over 5,000 independent retailers. They provide tuxedo rental serv-
ices for weddings, prom, and black tie events. The award is based on rental volume,
order accuracy, and exceptional customer service. Melia Bridal & Tux Rental has
been renting tuxedos from Jim's since 2007. According to Steve Davis, Vice-
President of Marketing for Jim's, "Our Elite Retailer of the Year recipients are
among the best when it comes to men's formalwear rental and sales. They are
extremely focused on the customer for the most important events in their lives.
We're proud to have retailers like this in our nationwide network."


For too long, Jacksonville has failed to acknowledge its crime
problems and put in place meaningful and effective strategies to
combat crime. To the extent we have addressed crime, we have
put our faith only in law enforcement, believing that more police
presence was the answer. But now, even our law enforcement
leaders acknowledge we can't arrest our way out of spiraling
crime.
My recent budget proposal to City Council included $30 mil-
lion in additional public safety investments that takes a more bal-
anced approach to crime-fighting. It is one of the largest investments of its kind in the history of our
city. I proposed this historic investment in public safety to support recommendations made by mem-
bers of The Jacksonville Journey, a citywide initiative that involved a broad cross-section of commu-
nity leaders and subject matter experts.
The Journey program is the first comprehensive, citizen-driven plan that outlines a balanced,
three-pronged approach to restoring Jacksonville's reputation as a safe and prosperous place to live,
work and raise a family. Those three priorities prevention, intervention and rehabilitation are all
vital if we are to address our crime problem both immediately and in the long term.
The proposed public safety investment does put additional officers on the street. But it also
enhances security by providing opportunities to rehabilitated ex-offenders to stay on the path toward
responsible citizenship, rather than returning to crime. It ensures the safety of our youth and neigh-
borhoods by keeping young people off the streets and engaged in appropriately supervised, charac-
ter-building activities after school and in the summer. Taken together, these investments make a bold
stand against crime in our community.
If you believe Jacksonville deserves a better future, please contact your Jacksonville City Council
member in support of the proposed budget. You may also voice your support at one of the upcoming
community meetings held by members of the council's Public Health & Safety Committee. The
meetings are scheduled for 6:30 8:30 p.m. on the dates below, at the listed locations.
Aug. 28 at Westconnett Library; 6887 103rd Street
Sept. 11 at Twin Lakes Elementary; 8000 Point Meadows Drive
Sept. 18 at Clanzel Brown Community Center; 4545 Moncrief Road








FIGHT THE POWER...NOT FOR POWER
The current
between
Russia and G
Georgia makes
me think about
some historical
conflicts involving the countries of the world
and the role of physical and material con-.
frontations.
There was military involvement in the
land dispute between Russia and Georgia.
Russia has the stronger military and could easily crush Georgia in a battle so the United States
and others have threatened, or suggested, a possible military response to Russian troop.actions.
What's up? I thought the "Cold War" was over and countries were supposed to settle their dif-
feretnces diplomatically.
There are military movements in Georgia and in various other parts of the world because peo-
ple have learned through life experiences how many countries grow and prosper.
Historically, if a country had a big enough army and saw something that they wanted, they
would just take it.
Almost every one of the so-called "world powers" got powerful by their use or their threats
of violence.
Israel is powerful. That country has seen a lot of violence: China is powerful. They have seen
a few bloody battles in their history. South'Africa is powerful. Everyone would agree that the sys-
tem of apartheid was brutally violent for many years.
Russia and the United States are trash talking each other about The Republic of Georgia.
Neither country is wasting time. What ever move either one of them makes, its violence related.
If you bomb them, we'll bomb you, so to speak.
SHow dumb can they be? The only thing Russia and the United States can do to smaller, less
powerful countries and to each other is bomb people. Neither country can win a war on the
ground, anywhere! A guerilla war is an urban war. A guerilla war takes courage, heart and desire.
In a guerilla war, enemy combatants will shine your shoes during the day and cut your throat at
night. If the Georgian people believe in liberty or death, there is only so far the Russian army can
go. Russia wants to bomb but they don't want to go door-to-door in Georgia. Russia does not want
to fight hand-to-hand. If you stop the bombing, you stop the perpetrators. Not too long ago, Israel
had to stop bombing Hezbollah in Lebanon.
The only power so-called super powers have is economic power. Same power as-we have.
They can stop selling and we can stop buying.
This idea that every dispute has to be.solved with violence or violent threats has to be aban-
don'ed and discredited. The people can see and we can understand.
Most of the world's conflicts between countries are about land, most recently land with oil
reserves. Problem is, all revolutions are fought for land too.
History suggests that the countries that lived by the sword, died by the sword. Pol Pot might
have killed millions in Cambodia to seize power. Pot is gone but, look at Cambodia now, there's
not much power.
Russia made its point. They just need to back that thing up and take those tanks back to
Moscow.
If they want Georgia, they should just buy it! (Gantt's new book "Beast Too:Dead Man
Writing" is coming soon and will be illustrated by Lance Scurvin. Contact Lucius at
www.allworldconsultants.net)




COUNCILWOMAN E. DENISE LEE
&
CPAC NORTH

Invite you to attend a COMMUNITY MEETING to discuss and get rec-
ommendations and input from citizens regarding a Planned Unit
Development (PUD) on Newcomb Road, west of Lem Turner Road and
north of 1-295

Representatives from the City of Jacksonville's Planning and
Development Department, as well as the developers seeking the PUD,
will be in attendance to answer any questions that you may have
regarding the conversion of 317 acres from low density residential to
light industrial uses.

REMEMBER YOUR INPUT IS NEEDED IN MAKING SURE
THAT YOUR NEIGHBORHOODS REMAIN VITAL!

DATE: Monday, August 25, 2008
TIME: 6:00-8:00pm
LOCATION: FCCJ North Campus Auditorium
Room C-136 4501 Capper Road

NOTE: This relates to the recently approved Land Use Amendment for
the proposed development of warehouses referenced in RESO#2008-
398-A


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






AGGRAVATED DOMESTIC BAT-
TERY -an officer was dispatched to the
1900 block of Spoonbill St. Upon his
arrival he met with the victim Ms. S.
who advised that she was attached by
her son, Mr. K., the suspect. Ms. S. stat-
ed that he has been acting extremely
erratic. She stated that a verbal argu-
ment ensued and Mr. K. got physically
aggressive with her. Ms. S said she
somehow got hit with an open hand
across the left side of her face. Mr. K.
continued to pursue the victim to her
bedroom. Mr. K. then kicked in the vic-
tim's bedroom door and grabbed a
knife. The victim stated that the suspect then threw the knife at her and that she
ducked and it missed her and'hit the wall. The suspect then fled the scene in the
victim's truck where he was stopped at the comer of San Pablo and Atlantic by
another officer. The suspect had a marijuana pipe on his person and his license
was suspended per NCIC. Mr. K. was brought back to the scene and he denied
that he acted violently towards the victim. He also said he did not kick in the
door and did not throw a knife at the victim. The officer spoke with a witness
who told his that she observed Mr. K. with the knife and that she heard both par-
ties arguing. She advised she did not see the suspect throw the knife or hit the
victim. The officer observed the
bedroom door was broken and a
knife was lying on the bedroom
floor. The knife and marijuana pipe
was seized and placed in the prop-
erty room. An ET was contacted to
process the scene. Mr. K. was
S. placed under arrest and transported
to PTDF.


BURGLARY -an officer respond-
,. .ed to the 3500 block of Townsend
Blvd. in reference to a burglary
complaint. Upon his arrival he
made contact with the victim, Mr.
AB, who advised that an unknown suspect broke into his apartment. The victim
advised that he left the apartment at 1:00 p.m. and locked all doors and windows
and when he returned at 2:30 p.m., he found that the suspect had entered his bed-
room and removed a laptop computer. The suspect removed a PlayStation 3 con-
sole and games from a closet in the hallway. The suspect entered the living room
and stole alcohol from a small refrigerator. The victim does not know who broke
into his apartment. The sus-
pect advised that his room-
mate has been away all day.
The officer observed damage
to the front door. It appeared
that it had been kicked open. ,
The dead bolt was missing / \
from the door. The apartment
was ransacked and various p
items were lying throughout J
the apartment. A canvass of 1 /
the neighborhood was con- '
ducted with negative results.
An E.T. was called to process
the residence.


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M ARIES
Mar 21st Apr .19th
Look at you, putting someone or something
besides yourself first as the week begins! A
little selflessness has you feeling good (and
looking like a charmer). But starting some-
time Wednesday, issues that lie beneath the
surface need to be brought out and
processed, or things could get ugly Allow
time for decompression, and consciously
cultivate transformation and growth. And
don't worry: The weekend looks much easi-
er and much more inspiring. Plan for action,
whether it's getting outside, getting projects
done or getting to know a certain someone
better!

CANCER
June 22nd July 22nd
Your time off might not be quite the rest,
relaxation and stress-free fun you'd hoped
for as the week begins, but the stars salute
your efforts to deal with difficulties as they
arise (which you're doing, right?). You may
be reluctant to rock the boat, but whats sur-
facing now requires action. Then, some-
Friday, can you share what's on your mind
or in your heart? Keeping it in won't do you
any good! Once you've made the very best
of your workweek, give yourself a break
this weekend favorite people, low-key
fun and a littletime alone!

j^ LIBRA
I JSep( 23rd Oct 22nd

Whatever the occasion at the beginning
of the week, you're there with bells on!
You're having fun, and'everyone loves
it. But starting sometime Wednesday,
some heavy emotional business may
throw you off. You'll need to take the
time to really investigate the feelings or
issues, even if it seems daunting.
Pushing stuff under the rug just makes
an unsightly lump in your life! And
when the weekend comes, you'll want
to be ready to move forward with a solid
plan for exploring -- and communicat-
ing what you find. Enjoy!

CAPRICORN
Dec 22nd Jan 19th
Instead ot spinning your wheels as the
week begins, how about relaxing and
enjoying the ride? Sometimes trying
harder doesn't work nearly as well as
not trying so hard -- now's one of
those times. Then starting sometime
on Wednesday, life might just start to
feel a lot more effortless. The stars are
on your side now -- in work, in love,
in making good choices and in per-
sonal growth. Hooray for you! When
the weekend comes, though, you may
hit a roadblock. Hint: There's always a
way around. What kind of maps are at
your disposal?


TAURUS
Apr 20th May 20th
Get that heart rate up as the week gets
going! The stars say fun exercise and
general excitement are in order now try
a new sport, a thrilling movie or whatev-
er else says 'action!'Then, the ties that
attach you to others in your life look like
they may be getting a bit tangled around
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Yes,
it's serious stuff, but you're also inclined
to take things a bit personally. Get er-
spective (and advice) from a friend. And
while you're all about what's tangible and
solid, there's something in the air this
weekend, and it's very interesting. Tune
in!

LEOi
July 23rd -Aug 22nd
You're hot stuff as the week gets going,
so get the most out of your time offi
Extend your summery fun a picnic or
a starlit walk, anyone? Amour is in the
air, day and night! But duty calls later in /
the week, with stuff around the house or
family needing your attention. And
you'd better watch it at work, too --
Wednesday, Thursday or Friday could
find someone looking to undermine you.
Let 'em know you're on to them, then
make them an ally. And when the week-
end comes, you're all fired up; who can
keep up? Find out and plan an adventure
together!

I SCORPIO
Oct 23rd Nov 21st
Don't just veg out or live it up during
your time off at the beginning of the
week; take some time to think about
what you really want and visualize it
happening! While you're at it, plan big
things for Wednesday, Thursday and
Friday -- your all-star days this week.
Huge strides at work? You make it look
like a cakewalk. Romantic stuff? You
make it red hot! Have faith in yourself
and the universe, and there's little you
can't do with style and aplomb. This
weekend, shopping might sound entic-
ing, but beware of making out that cred-
it card on an impulse. What do you
actually need?

AQUARIUS'
Jan 20th Feb 18th


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Someone or something that really
doesn't seem like your bag deserves
more than a knee-jerk reaction (or
rejection) at the beginning of the
week. Check it out! Then starting
sometime Wednesday, the scrutiny of
your boss might be a little stifling, or
maybe it's all the attention and input
coming from those around you that's
cramping your style. Carve out some
private time, but don't underestimate
facing the world directly and being
proud of what you do. This weekend,
you'll find your place in the universe
much more comfortable -- and it's
expanding, too.


GEMINI
May 21st June 21st
Talk about dialed in you're at the cen-
ter of it all as the week gets going, and
connecting is your specialty. Just think
through your personal priorities, or
you're liable to fritter away this dynamic
even electric energy. Then, starting
later on Wednesday, it's time to go into
looking and learning mode. You'll be sur-
prised by what you can find out from
now through the end of the workweek if
you apply yourself And positive rela-
tionships can really flourish this week-
end, but if something's a bit off in your
interpersonal realm, it's gonna need
addressing.

VIRGO
Aug 23rd Sept 22nd
You may not have your usual wits about
you when it comes to making choices at
the beginning of the week. Get a second
opinion from a friend or colleague, look
up reviews for major purchases and be
clear about your commitment level! Then
stop obsessing about the details around
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, and
take a gander at the big picture.
Specifically, concentrate on how it makes
you feel, not just the practicalities. There's
a message for you here! When the week-
end comes, resist the impulse to book
every minute chock-full. It's the mellow
downtime that matters most now.

SAGITTARIUS
Nov 22nd Dec 21st
You're the host with the most and the
life of the party at the beginning of the
week, so don't skip the social events.
And don't be surprised if someone pulls
you away from the party to confide in
you, either! If you want to nest, tidy up
and mull things over, 'on Wednesday
evening or towards the end of the work-
week when the stars favor it. You can
have a breakthrough now in regards to
something -- or someone -- you've been
trying to figure out. And this weekend,
you're looking good and feeling fantas-
tic. Allow for serendipity -- it's there for
you!

SPISCES
Feb 19tl Mar 20th
Feb PISCES


You're so generous that you're usually
perfectly willing to let it go when
somebody owes you one. But at the
beginning of this week, it's payback
time, in a way that's good for you! Ask
and accept graciously. Then, starting
later on Wednesday, it's best to try to
unravel a sticky situation before you
commit. If the mess seems endless,
you'll be glad you left yourself an out;
back away slowly, using a soothing
voice! And while your weekend does-
n't necessarily look issue-free, your
good attitude and careful attention are
all the equipment you need to make
the very best of it.


Your Weekly


HOROSCOPE
August 30, 2008 September 5, 2008


Back-to-School Recipes from Terry Traub
A few preliminary notes:
1) Anything designated with AF means the recipe or item is dairy-free (no
cow's milk), egg-free, corn-free, and gluten-free (no wheat flour or other
gluten flour).
2) Gluten-free bread is heavy flour bread. Most of these breads need to be
toasted. The frozen breads do not make very tasty sandwiches. Traub
favors the commercial ones that are freshly sealed, but watch out for egg
whites in these breads. If you are not positive about egg allergies, you need
to stay with the pure rice breads. The best'tasting breads are the home-
made breads. All of the homemade breads contain egg whites.
3) For photos of some of these recipes, visit eattobeallergyfree.com.
FOR THE LUNCH BOX

Turkey Bacon, Lettuce, and Tomato Sandwich with Pesto Sauce
AF (dairy-free, egg-free, corn-free, gluten-free)

2-3 turkey bacon slices (cooked in microwave)
2 slices of AF gluten-free bread, toasted
1-2 leaves of green or red lettuce (no iceberg, please)
1-2 slices of tomato
2-3 tablespoons "Pecorino Romano Pesto"*(recipe to follow) mixed with
1/4 cup soy mayonnaise. Soy mayonnaise can be tart. To offset the tart-
ness, add a dash of sugar.

Toast bread slices. Spread Pesto sauce mixture on both slices. Place
cooked turkey bacon, lettuce, and tomato on one bread slice. Cover with
the other prepared bread slice. Cut in half.
NOTE: Most pesto sauces are made with parmesan cheese, which comes
from cow's milk. That is why you have to make your own.

*Pecorino Romano Pesto Sauce
3 tablespoons Pecorino Romano cheese (sheep), grated
1/4 cup pine nuts
2 cups basil leaves (washed and pounded on with tenderizer to bruise)
2-3 garlic cloves, chopped
1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
In small non-stick skillet, toast pine nuts until just golden, add garlic for 1
minute. Take off heat and cool. Add all ingredients to food processor and
pulse until finely chopped. Place pesto in an air-tight container. Pour olive
oil over the pesto. This is to prevent the pesto from oxidizing and turning
black. With each use cover the pesto with more olive oil. Extra: This pesto
is excellent with rice pasta.
Special Note: Make sure you buy only PecorinoRomano cheese.
"Romano" alone is not made from sheep; this is made from cow's milk.
Examples of Products Mentioned Above: Pecorino Roman Italian delis,
small markets, Soy Mayonnaise: Vegenaise (contains soy): followyour-
heart.com, Brown Rice Frozen Bread: foodforlife.com, Tapioca Bread:
ener-g.com, Rice Pastas: Lundberg: lundberg.com, Tinkyada: tinkya-
da.com


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Nelson's Two Picks Lead Jaguars Past Tampa Bay In Pre-Season '

By MICHAEL BONTS
Sports Writer
TAMPA, FL -- Jacksonville quarterback David Garrard completed 10-of-16 passes for 118 yards with two touchdowns and one
interception, as the Jaguars defeated the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 23-17. :1 i <
Reggie Nelson had two first half interceptions, giving him three in the preseason.
Garrard, whose 102.2 passer rating was third-best in the NFL last season, is the focal point of the offense, despite the presence
of two talented running backs in Maurice Jones-Drew and veteran Fred Taylor. The solid backfield takes the pressure off of Garrard,
and last year helped Jacksonville finish with the second-best ground attack in the NFL.
Against the Bucs Taylor rushed for 26 yards on seven carries for the Jaguars (2-1). Jones-Drew had just one carry for minus-four i'(_
f t. -- i.r. yards before leaving with a sprained ankle. The injury occurred in the opening !
SV quarter. Dennis Northcutt caught three passes for 39 yards and a touchdown.
seseoLuke McCown completed 1 1-of-19 pass attempts for 104 yards with a touch-
Sdown and an interception for Tampa Bay (2-1). Jeff Garcia looked rusty in his pre-
I f season debut, going 11-of-18 for 79 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions.
Garcia had been hobbled by a calf injury throughout most of training camp.
The Jaguars led 10-0 after one quarter on Josh Scobee's 23-yard field goal and
Garrard's eight-yard strike to Northcutt. Tampa Bay, though, responded in the sec-
ond when Garcia hooked up with Michael Clayton for a 10-yard touchdown.
Following the break, Jacksonville added to its lead with Garrard's four-yard -.
touchdown pass to Marcedes Lewis. A 27-yard field goal by Matt Bryant trimmed
the deficit to 17-10 with 5:30 remaining in the third stanza.
In the fourth, Scobee kicked a pair of field goals, from 45 and 25 yards away, Tampa Bay Buccaneers #95 Chris Hovan and Jacksonville
AN to give the Jaguars a 23-10 lead. The Buccaneers made it a 23-17 game with 3:43 Jaguars #9 David Garrard.
left in regulation on a three-yard touchdown pass from McCown to Chad Lucas
and looked to take the lead in the waning seconds, but came up short on 4th-and- . ;'
6 from the Jaguars' 11 yard line.
NEWS FROM THE PRACTICE FIELD: Wide receiver Jerry Porter is -
likely to miss the Jaguars' season-opener in Tennessee on Sept. 7. That would seem
to be the logical conclusion based on coach Jack Del Rio's guidelines for Porter's
return from hamstring surgery. "It's my belief we'll need two weeks of practice
with Jerry before he can play in a game," Del Rio told reporters. "If he doesn't
practice this week, I would say I would hold him out of the opener."I
JAGUARS NOTEBOOK: The Jaguars signed veteran free agent running
back Ciatrick Fason and released guard Chris Liwienski, who had signed with the
team on July 31. Fason, 25, enters his third NFL season after spending two seasons
in Minnesota from 2005-06. The 6-0, 207-pound running back has played in 18
career games after being drafted in the fourth round of the 2005 NFL Draft out of
Sr Florida. The Jacksonville native and Fletcher High graduate has rushed for 161
*'^ f ~ yards on 50 carries with five touchdowns. He also has three career receptions for -, '
19 yards. He willtwear jersey No. 35.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers JACKSONVILLE SEASON PREVIEW: 2007 RECORD: 11-5 (2nd, AFC ".
Buccaneers South)
LAST PLAYOFF APPEARANCE: 2007, lost to New England, 31-20, in AFC Divisional Playoff a oi -
COACH (RECORD): Jack Del Rio (45-35 in five seasons with Jaguars, 45-35 overall) Jacksonville Jaguars #9 Daid Garrard, and Jacksonville
OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR: Dirk Koetter Jaguars #79 Tony.
DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR: Gregg Williams ,
OFFENSIVE STAR: David Garrard, QB (2509 passing yards, 18 TD, 3 INT, 185 rushing yards, 1 TD) -
DEFENSIVE STAR: Rashean Mathis, CB (58 tackles, 1 INT) --
OFFENSIVE TEAM RANKS: 2nd rushing, 17th passing, 6th scoring "
DEFENSIVE TEAM RANKS: 11th rushing, 15th passing, 10th scoring
KEY ADDITIONS: QB Cleo Lemon (from Dolphins), WR Jerry Porter (from Raiders), WR Troy Williamson (from Vikings),
DE Derrick Harvey (1st Round, Florida), OLB/DE Quentin Groves (2nd Round, Auburn), DT Jonathan Lewis (free agent), CB
Drayton Florence (from Chargers), S Pierson Prioleau (from Redskins)
KEY DEPARTURES: QB Quinn Gray (to Colts), RB LaBrandon Toefield (to Panthers), WR Ernest Wilford (to Dolphins), G
Stockar McDougle (not tendered), G Chris Naeole (released), DE Bobby McCray (to Saints), DT Marcus Stroud (to Bills), DT Grady
Jackson (to Falcons), LB Shantee Orr (to Browns), CB Terry Cousin (to Browns), CB Aaron Glenn (to Saints), S Lamont Thompson
(released), S Sammy Knight (to Giants) .---~.


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Suns Comeback Again
Complete Sweep of Barons

By: J.P. Shadrick t,- e "
August 27, 2008

JACKSONVILLE,
Fla. Down, to their
final out in the tenth
inning, the Jacksonville W.
Suns (64-71, 31-34) ..
used an Ivan DeJesus,
Jr. solo home run and Kelley Gulledge bases, loaded
single- to take a 5-4, ten inning win from the
Birmingham Barons (71-63, 31-33) in front of 3,153 in
the home finale Wednesday night at the Baseball
Grounds of Jacksonville.
The Suns swept the five game series from the first
half South Division champion Birmingham Barons,
and now have won six straight games.
Jacksonville scored the two deciding runs in the
tenth against Birmingham closer Jon Link (5-4), who
blew all three save opportunities in the series. Link
leads all of Minor League Baseball with 34 saves.
Suns reliever Travis Schlichting (6-4) picked up the
win, even after Birmingham's Victor Mercedes drove
in the go-ahead run in the top of the tenth inning against
the right hander.
Both sides traded three-run first innings. Javier
Castillo's two-run home run and a Stefan Gartrell RBI
single opened a 3-0 Barons lead in the top of the frame.
Andrew Lambo's single, a Kelley Gulledge hit-by-
pitch and Adolfo Gonzalez fielder's choice all drove in
runs in the bottom half for a 3-3 score.
Neither starter factored in the decision as Suns
pitcher Cody White allowed three runs, five hits and
three walks over six innings. Barons starter Lucas
Harrell allowed three runs, three hits and five walks
over six frames.
The Suns are expected to receive right-hander Josh
Lindblom, a 2008 second round draft pick, from Low-
A Great Lakes to start Thursday's series opening game
at Riverwalk Stadium in Montgomery, Ala. against the
Montgomery Biscuits and southpaw starter Jason
Cromer. Live radio coverage is available in
Jacksonville on WFXJ-AM 930 or online at jax-
suns.com.


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Be Safe in School: Safety and


Security


Nearly 50 percent of all schools reported
crimes of physical attacks without a weapon,
theft or larceny, and vandalism; students aged
twelve through eighteen were victims of more
than 2.7 million total crimes at school and were
more likely than older students to be victims of
crime at school. It is never too late to teach your
children about school safety and security.
School safety is everyone's business. The best
safety efforts start at home but should involve all
classroom instruction, school services, and the
school climate.

Getting Started
Here is a checklist to review with school
administrators, teachers, parents and others.
-- Is student safety a priority for your school
and your community?
-- Do parents have access to reports about the
number of violent or other unsafe incidents?
-- Does your school have procedures for
responding quickly to emergency or unsafe situ-
ations?
-- Is your school addressing ways to prevent
as well as respond to crises?
-- Are the school board, school principal,
school superintendent, teachers, school staff,
parents, students, and community professionals
all involved in these efforts?
-- Who is responsible for coordinating activ-
ities to maintain a safe school environment?
-- Are counselors and psychologists available
to work with students who are troubled or disrup-
tive?
-- Do students in all grades participate in
classes to help them develop conflict resolution
and other life skills?
-- Do school health service providers help or
refer students who come to them with concerns
about safety?
-- Are parents and students involved in activ-
ities that promote school safety?
-- Does the school have fair, firm, consistent
discipline policies?
-- Is safety addressed in all aspects of the
school program -- the cafeteria, physical educa-
tion, classrooms, playgrounds, after-school
programs, etc.?

Discussing and Educating Our Children

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Anchors and Editors Announced for FAMU Student Media for 2008-2009


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Alicia Mitchell, Brent Hatchett, Courtney Simms, and Maria Osler.


TALLAHASSEE, FL
- Brent Hatchett and
Courtney Simms have
been named news anchors
for FAMU-TV 20 and the
"20 at Five" newscast.
The newscast will move
from airing twice a week to
four times a week starting
September 15.
"This places our
broadcast journalism pro-
gram on par with the top
journalism programs in the
nation in regard to produc-
ing news reporters, pro-
ducers, videographers, edi-


tors and news anchors,"
said Kenneth Jones, a
broadcast professor and
sequence coordinator.
Students in the
advanced TV news class
also will contribute to the
Week in Review news
show that will air on
Friday at 7 p.m. on
FAMU-TV 20 starting
September 5.
Hatchett, a broadcast
student from Detroit, has
interned with WTXL-TV
as a reporter. He also has
worked as a sports


announcer and gospel disc
jockey for WANM-FM as
well as a reporter for The
Famuan, FAMU's student
newspaper.
Simms, a broadcast
student from Chicago, has
been a Fashion Fair model
worldwide and worked on
FAMU's homecoming
show broadcast as a
reporter.
Rounding out the four-
person anchor team will be
weather anchor Maria
Osler, a broadcast student
from the Detroit-area, and


sports anchor Alicia
Mitchell, a broadcast stu-
dent from Orlando.
Akeem Anderson, a
newspaper journalism stu-
dent from Chicago, and
Yewande Addie, a newspa-
per journalism student
from Atlanta, have been
selected as the editors for
The Famuan newspaper
and Journey Magazine
respectively for the 2008-
2009 school year.
Under Anderson's
leadership, The Famuan
was named the top student
newspaper published at a
historically black universi-
ty in 2008. The Famuan
staff also won 10 other
awards for reporting, head-
line -writing, editing, pho-
tography, informational
graphics and design work
at the HBCU National
Newspaper Conference
held in Baltimore earlier
this year. Students working
on Journey also have won
several awards in recent
years, including a Hearst
Award in 2008 and the
"Best College Magazine"
by the Southeast
Journalism Conference in
2006.


"We understand the
increasing importance of
convergence and our stu-
dent media will be.ramping
up the volume of multi-
media projects in the com-
ing school year," said
James Hawkins, dean of
the School of Journalism
and Graphic
Communication.
Under the leadership
of Professor Michael
Abrams, FAMU journal-
ism students also will be
working with the
Tallahassee Democrat on
an election-related poll this
fall.
About the School of
Journalism and Graphic
Communication
The School of
Journalism and Graphic
Communication was
founded in 1982. Its
Division of Journalism was
the first journalism pro-
gram at a historically black
university to be nationally
accredited by the ACE-
JMC. It offers four journal-
ism sequences: newspaper,
magazine production,
broadcast (radio and televi-
sion) and public relations.


to Ap l fo Sc oasi Program


I would like to encour-
age applicable students to
take advantage of these
great financial opportuni-
ties. The following schol-
arships are available to
African-American high


said
Jennifer
District 1


school stu-
dents. "There
are not enough
African -
American stu-
dents who
know that these
scholarships
exist or stu-
dents do not
apply. Do not
let these dollars
go unused"
Representative
Carroll (R)
3.


Ron Brown Scholarships
The Ron Brown
Scholars Program seeks


African-American high
school seniors to receive
$10,000 annually for four
(4) years to attend an
accredited four-year col-
lege or university in the
US. Deadlines: ovember
1, 2008 and January 9,
2009. Mail application,
transcripts, and recom-
mendation letters in one
package.
Contact: Ron Brown
Program, 1160 Pepsi
Place, Suite 206,
Charlottesville, VA,
22901, (434) 964-1588,
www.ronbrown.org,
info@ronbrown.org


Syracuse University's
School of Architecture
Scholarships
Syracuse University
has 10 Full Rides for
African American Men
and Women Interested in
Studying Architecture.
Mark Robbins, Dean of
Syracuse University's
School of Architecture is
desperately seeking
young men and women of
color interested in pursu-
ing a five year profession-
al degree in Architecture.
He says he's deeply com-
mitted to bringing diversi-
ty to his field and has


scholarship money set
aside to fully cover edu-
cation costs for 10 stu-
dents. He says that
Hispanic enrollment in
the school has increased
substantially, but it's been
harder to attract Blacks.
Syracuse University's
School of Architecture
has a great reputation and
this seems like a terrific
opportunity, so please
pass this on to everyone
you know.
Contact: Mark
Robbins, Dean, School of
Architecture, (315) 443-
2255, robbinsm@syr.edu


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The Star/Prep Rap Page PR-3/August 30, 2008


CLEAN KID JOKES


Silly Jokes!
Teacher: Why is the Mississippi such an unusual river?
Pupil: Because it has four eyes and can't see!

Why did Eve want to move to New York?
She fell for the Big Apple.!

Pupil (on phone) : My son has a bad cold and won't
be able to come to school today.
School Secretary: Who is this?
Pupil: This is my father speaking!

What did Noah do while spending time on the ark?
Fished, but he didn't catch much. He only had two
worms!

Mother: What was the first thing you learned in
class?
Daughter: How to talk without moving my lips!

Teacher: When you yawn, your supposed to put
your hand to your mouth!

Pupil: What?, and get bitten!
Teacher: You missed school yesterday didn't you?
Pupil: Not very much!


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Why .do they all.jt' a TV
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Knock Knock *
Who's there?
Beezer!
Beezer who?
Beezer black and yellow and
make honey!

Knock Knock
Who's there? Bera!
Bera who?
Bera necessity!

Knock Knock
Who's there?' Knock Knock
Betty! Who's there?
Betty who? Bean!
Betty-bye! Bean who?
Bean fishing lately?
Knock Knock
Who's there? Eddie! Knock Knock
Eddie who? Who's there?
Eddie body home! Beets!
Beets who?
Knock Knock Beets me!
Who's there?
Betty!
Betty who?
Betty ya don't know who this is!


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PAGE PR 4/AUGUST 30, 2008
School safety cont'd from PR1 m


rity should be based on
individual needs, age
and environment with
a goal of reassuring
students while high-
lighting limited poten-
tial for crime and how
to respond or prevent
becoming a victim.
General tips for par-
ents to discuss with
children:
-- Schools are safe
places. Our school
staff works with your
parents and public
safety providers, such
as police and fire
departments to keep
you safe.
-- Our building is
safe because...
-- We all play a
role in the school safe-
ty. Be observant and let
an adult know if you
see or hear something
that makes you feel
uncomfortable,
nervous or frightened.
-- There is a differ-
ence between report-
ing, tattling or gossip-
ing. You can pro-


vide important infor-
mation that may. pre-
vent harm either
directly or anony-
mously by telling a
trusted adult what you
know or hear.
-- Senseless vio-
lence is hard to under-
stand. Doing things
that you enjoy,
sticking to your normal
routine, and being with
friends and family help
make us feel better and
keep us from worrying.
-- Sometimes peo-
ple do bad things that
hurt others. Some peo-
ple have problems
controlling their anger,
are under the influence
of drugs or alcohol,
or suffer from mental
illness. Adults (par-
ents, teachers,
police officers, doc-
tors, faith leaders)
work very hard to help
these people to keep
them from hurting oth-
ers.
-- Stay away from
guns and other


weapons. Tell an adult
if you know some-
one has a gun.
-- Violence i's
never a solution to per-
sonal problems. Seek
help from an adult if
you or a friend is strug-
gling with anger,
depression, or other
emotions you cannot
control.
-- For Parents:
Open communication
between home and
school is critical to
the safety and well-
being of our students
and your children. Let
us know if you have
a concern or question
about school policies
or your child's safe-
ty. Know if your
child's friends have
access to guns. Keep
any guns in your house
locked up and away
from children of all
ages.


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