Change We Need Rally with Barack Obama
Metropolitan Park 1410 Gator Bowl Blvd.
Jacksonville Saturday, September 20th
Doors Open: 12:30 p.m. Program Begins: 2:30 p.m.
2008 State Award in
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Jury Finds Woman Guilty
of Murder, Not Insane
7 It was two years ago
"; that Brenda Coney
walked into Shands
Hospital and killed
Shannon McCants, the
two days after she
asked her to go to the
back of the line.
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~.Af minutes to find Coney
Brenda Coney, found guilty guilty of murder even
though her attorney
.4. said she is a paranoid schizo-
.i' phrenic and was delusional at the
time of the shooting.
Mrs. McCants was 37-years of
child when she was killed.
The Assistant State Attorney
said that Coney shot Mrs.
McCants, mur- McCants because she wanted to.
dered at Shands The death penalty is not being
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voter at an address that is "
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address and his voters registration card did not have the same address on them.
Others have reported that they registered on BET and other web site which Duval
County Supervisor of Election said he is not familiar with such means of registering
to vote in Florida or Duval County.
This is a very critical election and voters must be registered by October 6 and
Congresswoman Corrine Brown has asked that you register prior to that time and
also vote early.
Because of Florida's reputation, many are concerned about voter's fraud.
There are about 87,000 registered voters from Duval County who are in danger of
losing their ability to vote in this election because they have neglected to vote in pre-
vious elections during the past four years. In addition, Rev. R. L. Gundy, president
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The Rev. Moses Criswell Praised
Mayor Peyton said that children on the
Eastside are constantly exposed to vio-
lence but they have one safe haven at the
Triumph Coinmmunity Center on
Franklin, with the Rev. Moses Criswell.
Rev. Criswell has been using his own
The Rev. funds for the programs that is directly
Criswell across the street from some land he
purchased to build the center. Donate
to:www.triumphcommunity.org. It's worth it.
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Something to Think About I
The Educational background of those
who want to be Your Leaders
With America facing historic debt, multiple war
fronts, stumbling health care, a weakened dollar, all-
time high prison population, skyrocketing Federal
spending, mortgage crises, bank foreclosures, etc. etc.,
this is an *unusually critical* election year.
Let's look at the educational background of our two
*Occidental College Two years.
*Columbia University B.A. political science with a
specialization in international relations.
*Harvard Juris Doctor (J.D.) Magna Cum Laude
*University of Delaware B.A. in history and B.A. in
*Syracuse University College of Law Juris Doctor
*United States Naval Academy Class rank 894 of 899
*Hawaii Pacific University 1 semester
*North Idaho College 2 semesters general study
*University of Idaho 2 semesters journalism
*Matanuska-sustain College 1 semester
*University of Idaho 3 semesters B.A. in journalism
Now, whoold would 'lure'?
COME ON PEOPLE! IT'S A NO BRAfNER!!!
Rashad Wallace's dream was to
become a professional football
player. But while on the field for
his first season, he collapsed and
died at 12-years-old.
The Cardiac Science Corporation :
donated a device to help prevent ,
such tragedies from occurring Rashad Wallace, 12,
Rashad Wallace, 12,
again on the field. Even though it collapsed and died
has not yet been determined what
caused Rashad's death, the company donated an auto-
mated external defibrillator to the Normandy Athletic
Kristi Goff, a registered nurse at Wolfson Children's
Hospital made the contact for the donation. She was
at the scene when Wallace collapsed and died, watch-
ing her children join in the practice.
Veterans for Obama in Jacksonville
State Senator Tony Hill, SSGT Airforce Michael Wilson, SM,
USMC John L. Estrada, ret., CSM Michele S. Jones, Ret., and
LTG USA Ret. Claudia Kennedy.
The above veterans joined Senator Hill for a stop in
Jacksonville as they travel the country determined to
let voters understand not to believe the hype. They
addressed concerns and explained how Mr. Obama
cares for veterans and how he made the judgment to
see that it was wrong to go into Iraq. Their emphasis
was placed on the importance of having a Chief of
Staff that understands and cares. They say: Obama
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Faith In Our Community
Schedule of Events and Services >
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 a.m. 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-
THE 2008 SUCCESSFUL ROLE MODEL BAN-
QUET hosted by The Greater El Bethel Holiness
Divine Church, Thursday, October 23rd, at 6:30 p.m. at
the Community Rehabilitation Center Inc. in the dining
hall located at 623 Beechwood St. in Jacksonville.
There are 20 seats reserved for PAL youth to attend.
This. year, six youth will be honored for outstanding
achievement, four will be selected from PAL and pre-
sented a $100.00 saving bond. Each Educational Site
Coordinator may choose one youth from their site that
meets the following criteria: *A/B honor roll; *Good
Citizenship & Character; *Positive Leadership. If you
have any questions, please call 904-710-1586.
MILLIONS MORE MOVEMENT -Jacksonville
Local Organizing Committee Inc., a non-profit organi-
zation is now in the process of gathering clothes for it's
next 'Clothes Give-A-Way'. If you have any clothes,
toys, furniture or other items, please donate them to us.
Bring them to 916 N. Myrtle Ave from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Jacksonville Local Organizing Committee Inc. will also
come pick up your gift(s). We will make them a part of
our next scheduled Clothes Give-A-Way. Help us as 'we
work to end the violence in our communities through
education, not more incarceration'. Visit our website:
www.jaxloc.com for more information, or contact us at
CHURCH OF THE GOOD SHEPHERD, 1100
Stockton St., in Jacksonville, with Rev. Douglas G.
Hodsdon, Rector. Sunday, September 21st at 6 p.m.,
Craig Hall/Good Shepherd Chamber Music Society of
Good Shepherd Fifth Season. Free and open to the
public. Doors open 5:30 p.m. Refreshments available.
Next Concert: Sunday, November 2nd, 6 p.m.
WEST ST. MARK MISSIONARY BAPTIST
CHURCH is celebrating their Pastor's Appreciation
Day, Sunday, September 28, 2008 at 3:30 p.m. Rev.
Willie, J. Jones, Sr., Pastor. The church is located at
1435 West State St., in Jacksonville. For more informa-
tion call (904) 633-9460.
SUMMERVILLE MISSIONARY BAPTIST
CHURCH Dr. James W. Henry, Pastor. Worship
Center, 690 West 20th St., in Jacksonville. Annual
Unity Day Worship, Sunday, September 21, 2008. The
women will have charge of the 11:00 a.m. worship serv-
ice, the youth will have charge of the 3:00 p.m. worship
service, the men will have charge of the 6:00 p.m.
evening service. For more information call (904) 598-
THE UNITED CHURCH IN CHRIST Presents
Community Prayer Brunch, Saturday, September 27,
2008 at 9:00 a.m. at 2050 Emerson St. Because of
Prophetic World Events and Local Cirrumstances here
in Jacksonville that affect our community, we need to
come together in this hour for Prayer. For more infor-
mation, call (904) 284-0206.
THE LADIES OF ZION HISTORIC MT. ZION
A.M.E. CHURCH will celebrate its annual Women's
Day Celebration October 12, 2008 v'with the Honorable
Pauline Drake speaker. This year's theme is "Finding
Strength for the Journey." The following activities will
be held in the month of September, leading to the cul-
mination of October 12th. September 21st, Youth
Sunday, 10 a.m., Speaker, Dr. .C. Darby; September
28th, Family & Friends Sunday, 10 a.m.; October 4th,
concert Under the Stars, 7 p.m., M.C. Venus Ross. For *
more information call (904) 304-2109. _The Church Directory
EMANUEL PROGRESSIVE BAPTIST ASSOCIA- "Cme and Worship With Us"
TION Women Department will be sponsoring a pro-
gram, "Women In Blue", September 20, 2008 at 3 p.m. New Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church
at the Great Mt. Salem Baptist Church. Rev. C.E. 1824 Prospect Street Jacksonville, FL 32208
Banks, Pastor. 2335 Moncrief Rd. Sis. Joan J. Bryant, Sunday School ..................... ............9:30 a.m.
President of Women's Dept. Rev. Harold Legree, Sunday Morning Worship .................11:00 a.m.
CHURCH OF THE GOOD SHEPHERD located at
1100 Stockton St., at Park, Riverside, in Jacksonvill6
with the Rev. Douglas G. Hodson, Rector. Sunday,
September 21st at 6 p.m. Craig Hill/good Shepherd.
Chamber Music Society of good Shepherd Fifth
.Season. Sunday, September 21, 6 p.m., Violinist
Timothy Edwards Plays Bach. Handel: Trio-sonata
for oboe, violin & continue; A. Scarlatti: Cantata 'Two
darting eyes' for baritone & continue; David Paul:
Walking in Paradise for violin & piano; Bach: Sonata in
F Minor for violin & harpsichord; Timothy Edwards,
violin; Henson Markham, harpsichord; Linda Minke,
cello; David Paul, violin; Caroline Sampson, oboe;
Sharon Scholl, piano; Greg Spiess, harpsichord; Rob
Tudor, baritone. To benefit the Good Shepherd CEW
String Program for grammar school children. Free and
open to the public. Refreshments available. Next
Concert: Sunday, November 2, 6 p.m., Good Shepherd
Monteverdi: Vespers (1610); UNF Chamber Singers,
Cara Tasher, director. For more information, call 904-
387-5691 or web site:
SAVE AMERICA'S CHILDREN -Bishop Charles E.
Blake, Sr., founder and president of Pan-African Children's
Fund/Save Africa's Children (SAC) and senior pastor of the
25,000-member West Angeles Church of God in Christ will
host the first annual-Save Africa's Children Music Festival
on Friday, September 26, 2008 at 7:00 p.m. at the 5,000-
seat West Angeles Cathedral, 3600 Crenshaw Boulevard in
Los Angeles. GRAMMY nominated guitarist Doc
Powell will produce this spectacular star-studded music
event, featuring performances by award-winning recording
artists Yolanda Adams, Pieces of a Dream, Kirk
Whalum +3 Generations of Whalums, Doc Powell, Jeff
Bradshaw featuring Brass Heaven, Lula Washington
Dance Theatre, and a Super All-Star Band. Comedian
Jonathan Slocumb will host the event and will be joined
by several celebrity presenters as well as other special sur-
prise guests. The American Bible Society
(www.soles4souls.org) and Operation Compassion
(www.operationcompassion.org) all have partnered with
Save Africa's Children by donating goods and services for
distribution in various SAC programs. All proceeds will
benefit orphan children in Africa. Individual and group
tickets are now on sale, for more information call (323)
733-1048 or (800) 671-SEAT. Ticket prices are $20 (upper
balcony), $35 (lower balcony), $30 (floor rear), $50 (floor
front) and $100 (VIP-first 10 rows, Cathedral parking,
reception).You are invited to visit the Save Africa's
Children website to download "A Message of Hope" that
you can share with your friends or for more information at
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September 16, 2008.
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MAHON, Stephen, C.,
died September 9, 2008.
McGRIFF, Marlon J.,
died Septem 13, 2008.
Troy, died September
SINGLETON, John L.,
died September 10,
SMITH, Darria Jean,
died September 12,
Mattie, died September
died September 12,
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VARNES, Lionel, 44,
died September 11,
WHITE, Wanda, died
September 11, 2008.
died September 12,
WRIGHT, Thelma G.,
died September 12,
YOUNG, Viola, died
September 9, 2008.
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
Worship Service 10:00 a.m.
Church School 8:45 a.m.
Fulfillment Hour Bible Study 6:30 p.m.
Every 2nd & 4th Thursday 10:00 a.m.-12:00 Noon
Joy Explosion Ministry 6:30 p.m.
201 East Beaver St. (904) 355-9475
Rev. F.D. Richardson Jr., Pastor
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.
Morning Worship 11:00 a.m.
Tuesday Prayer Meeting & Bible Study,7:00 p.m.
Thursday Joy Night,7:00 p.m.
PENTECOSTAL CHURCH of GOD
"Jesus Loves Sinners Church Folk Don't"
Elder Joseph Rice
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship 12:00 Noon & 7:00 p.m.
Bible Study Tuesday & Friday------ 7:00 p.m.
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Rev. R. L. Gundy, Pastor
Bible Power Enrichment Hour
Sunday School 9:15 10:15 a.m.
Baptism-Praise & Worship
(Sanctuary) 10:30 a.m.
Youth Church-2nd & 3rd Sundays
Fellowship Hall 10:30 a.m.
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" e-' e's' g en g n e i rst C a "
The Southern Area of
The Links Leadership Summit
Under the leadership of Mrs. Mary F. Currie, The Links,
Inc.'s Southern Area convened on the First Coast last weekend for
its leadership summit at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront
Hotel. The summit provided training for officers and members to
expand their childhood obesity education and awareness initiative
in 74 chapters located in seven states (Alabama, Florida, Georgia,
Louisiana, North Carolina, Mississippi, and South Carolina) and
Nassau, Bahamas. In February, The Links, Inc. formed a relation-
ship with the American Heart Association (AHA) to educate the
African American community about childhood obesity, one of the
most serious public health threats facing our nation.
The Southern Area leadership team of twenty-four officers,
including: Mrs. Mary F. Currie (Atlanta, GA), area director;
Mrs. Eneid A. Francis, Esq. (New Orleans, LA), area vice direc-
tor; Mrs. Tamara Young Lee, Esq. (Tuskegee, AL), area secre-
tary; Mrs. Linda Dilworth, (Tallahassee, FL), area treasurer, and
Mrs. Katherine E. Wilson, Esq. (Jacksonville, FL), area financial
secretary, were joined by the Bold City Chapter, Links, Inc. mem-
bers, Mrs. Ruth Waters McKay, president Norma Solomon
White, conference coordinator and Josephine E. Fiveash Porter,
conference vice coordinator hosts of the May 13-17, 2009
Southern Area conference being held on the First Coast.
The Summit provided an excellent opportunity ,for partici-
pants to share their respective community service programs and to
focus more intensely on the Southern Area's Childhood Obesity
Jacksonville Links Hosts
Event Community Connections
Community Connections (formerly the YWCA), the
Jacksonville Chapter of The Links, Incorporated, Duval County
School Board and other community partners hosted a "Back to
School/Getting to Know You" kick-off event at Community
Connections' East Duval Street Headquarters. The event launched
the mentoring/tutoring/training program that the Jacksonville
Links have established with Community Connections and the
women in its transitional housing program. The event also
announced other community partners and their planned contribu-
tions to Community Connections for the coming year along with
giving the community partners and Community Connections' resi-
dents a chance to meet each other.
Not only was-this a "feel good" event with an emphasis on
"new beginnings that kicked off a new school year, new friend-
ships, new and exciting opportunities, young participants in the
training program were showered by the members of the
Jacksonville Links, Inc with a sundry of school supplies, educa-
tional games, entertainment and physical activity equipment!
A Proud Parent Shares Great News
Dr. Brenda Robinson
Simmons recently shared,
"I am a grateful and pleased
..,' mother today with great
news regarding my son
Coach Ben Simmons.
Ben's ninth grade literature
classes have recently been
recognized as one of the top
10 in the state in terms of
SN improvement in the number
Se' of students meeting and
exceeding standards on the
Coach Ben Simmons, Assistant Coach, Ninth Grade EOCT! For
Defensive Coordinator Tift County this honor, he received a
High School Blue Devils. really 'cool' certificate from
Kathy Cox and the school's undying gratitude for promoting stu-
In addition to today's news, last week Ben presented me with
a plaque where he was named Georgia Athletic Coaches
Association Region 1AAAAA Coach of the Year for Track and
Field. Now as you know, his love is football and he is the Assistant
Coach, Defensive Coordinator for the Tift County High School
Blue Devils. He was given the task last year of being the Head
Track Coach during the Spring. His boys brought home the gold!
Again, I say, if there is any mother out there who despairs
about raising a boy alone, trtst God and know that He is in control
and He will guide our every footstep. To God be the glory for the
great things He has done"
What wonderful news of our own First Coast son.
Outstanding Local HBCU Alumni Honored "
This past Saturday evening, hundreds of graduates from vari-
ous HBCU's (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) met on
the campus of Edward Waters College to salute outstanding local
alumni at the North Florida HBCU Alumni Hall of Fame Event
and to also promote the importance of supporting HBCU's.
Organized by Ray Brinson and Ira and Peggy Turner of
Bethune-Cookman University, Mrs. Juliet Fields, Carl Johnson
and Mrs. Marguerite Warren of Edward Waters College, the
event highlighted the achievements of graduates of ten HBCU-
member institutions. They are: Albany State University, Bethune-
Cookman University, Edward Waters College, Florida A&M
University, Florida' Memorial University, Grambling State
University, Hampton University Morgan State University,
Savannah State University, and Southern University.
The North Florida HBCU Alumni Hall of Fame 2008
Inductees honored were: Dr. Brenda Robinson Simmons
(Bethune-Cookman University), the late Dr. Roy Mitchell
(Edward Waters College), Willie Walker (Savannah State
University), Nathaniel Washington, Sr. (Florida Memorial
University), and Demetral Wester (Florida A & M University).
North Florida HBCU Alumni Founding Members' 2008 Honorees
were: Archie Gallon, Jr. (Edward Waters College), James Harris
(Grambling State University), Mrs. Marsha Holmes (Morgan
State University), Irving Matthews (Southern University), and
Larry Roziers (Bethune-Cookman University).
Congratulations to each of the honorees!!
Dr. Geraldine Williams Smith, president Jacksonville Chapter,
Links, Inc. National President, Links, Inc., Dr. Gwendolyn B.
Lee, Southern Area Director, Mrs. Mary FE Currie and'Mrs. Ruth
Waters McKay, president Bold City Chapter, Links, Inc. at the
recent Leadership Summit.
Standing Past National President, Links, Inc., Mrs. Dorothy
Hurst Adams, Southern Area Director, Links, Inc. Mrs. Mary F
Currie, National President, Links, Inc. Dr. Gwendolyn B. Lee,
and Immediate Past Southern Area Director Links, Inc., Mrs.
Margaret Thompson Johnson. Seated Mrs. Ernestine Bentley
Bivins, Links, Inc. and Southern Area Vice Director, Links, Inc.,
Mrs. EneidA. Francis.
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Bold Cin' Links member Dr. \orma Solomon I uhie and
Ja A on'ille Links member ,ris. Adrienne .1hcFarlin
King at eli recent Link, Leadership Summit held in
Jacksonville Links members Mesdames Margaret Thompson Johnson
and Geraldine Williams Smith, Chapter president with Community
FL. &.M Ini: J. R. E. Lee. 4hnnni. -,ociation Off iri Godf're
JenAins. president. second from the rieht iwith from left Jean
Downini past pedresidemn, .Ilr. GodJfir Jenkins and her
niece at far hiL. Photo conurne ofM. IIt farta Latiiner. -
Dural Counn' School Board Tide 19affern during Jacksonville Links,
Inc. '% Community Connetions Event-
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N FL HBCU Hall of Fame Founding Members' 2008 Honorees: Archie
Gallon, Jr. (Edward Waters Coege), Mrs. Marsha Holmes (Morgan State
Univ.), M Vickie Harris accepting the award on behalf of her husband
James Harris (Grambling State Univ), and Larry Roziers (Bethune-
Cookman Uni). Notpicturedis IrvingMatthews (Southern Univ). Photo
Courtesy of Ms.
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N. FL HBCl Hall of Fame 2008 Iuhctee are
(standing) Savannah State' niv. honoree Ililhicie
Walker, Bethiune-Cookman I nh: honor Dr.
Brenda Sinimoin., and FL entorial L n;: lion-
oree Nathaniel Iaflhingtioii. Sr.: ('ealed) FL
A&M Inii.: honoreI.ira Denmetra lIeter. and
Mrs. LaIlonne Mitchel, accepting the posthu-
mous award for her late husband, Edward Waters
College's honoree Roy Mitchell All of the honorees
were lauded for outstanding service to HBCUs, the
community, and for professional achievements. Photo
courtesy ofMs. Maretta Latimer.
N. FL HBCU Hall of Fame steering committee members are
(standing) Ira Turner (Bethune-Cookman Univ.), Godfrey
Jenkins (FL A&M Univ.), Mrs. Karen Jenkins (FL A&M Univ.),
Mrs. Delaney Williams (FL Memorial Univ.), Carl Johnson
(Edward Waters College), Willie Walker (Savannah State Univ.),
Event Chair Ray Brinson (Bethune-Cookman Univ.); (seated)
Ms. Peggy Turner (Bethune-Cookman Univ.), Mrs. Marguerite
Warren (Edward Waters College), and Mrs. Juliet Fields
(Edward Waters College).Photo courtesy of Ms. Maretta Latimer.
Ms. Vanessa Wallace (Edward Waters Ms. Ava Phoenix (Savannalt Sate University),
College), Ms. Mercedes Bryant (Miss Mrs. Delaney Williams (Florida Memorial
Edward Waters College '08-09), and Dr. University), and Ms. Cassandra Blackmon
Barbara Young (Albany State University). (Tugaloo College). Photo courtesy of Ms.
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that the housing crisis will also affect the voters because of the number of foreclo-
sures. He is asking that special effort be made for those who have lost their homes
Senator Hill and Congresswoman Brown said the theme of Florida voters should
be "It is all about us." If we don't vote and the necessary changes are not made in
this country, not only will be continue to suffer but the future of our children and
grand children will be seriously threaten.
Ms. Brown is asking that people make sure they are registered and that they get out
and vote early. She said she will again feed the voters. Once you vote, wear your
sticker and she will provide food and drinks.
A judge in West Palm Beach has ordered a second recount in a race in that coun-
ty where some ballots remain unaccounted after an initial 3,500 ballots went miss-
ing after election night.
Leon County has also stated that if other
problems surface, they will have a recount.
It appears, Florida is gearing up for voting Join the
issues. Some say, the state is trying to keep its Revolution!
reputation of eight years ago when hundred of Revolution ,
thousands votes were not counted or thrown
This state is a big part of the 2008 race with BLACK
27 electoral votes for the White House.
McCain was in Jacksonville Monday speak- FOR
ing before a crowd of 5,000.
Obama is in Jacksonville Saturday. It is
anticipated his crowd will be substantially *
The polls show Florida as a toss up state. l
Remember, you as the voters have the last
word, so speak up. Get Registered. Go Vote.
was presented Thursday night but needs to be approved by Congress. Right now,
both parties are working to "save our country."
The stocks on Wall Street are at its lowest and the deficit is growing.
Even though the Democratics have been in control of Congress for just two
years, they still do not have the power needed under the Bush administration to
make the desired headway.
Some people may not realize the seriousness of this crisis. For example, a hospi-
tal worker advised us that her retirement plan through the hospital is through AIG.
If they had allowed AIG to fail, she would have lost her retirement benefits and her
ability to get her six year old in college.
McCain says that Obama sees the economic crisis as a political opportunity since
he has been in Washington for a shorter period. McCain has been in Washington
for 26 years and almost daily, he is now talking against the procedures he has sup-
ported for 26 years.
IT IS ALL ABOUT US THE PEOPLE OF THE UNITED STATES!
BE SURE YOU REGISTER
TO VOTE BY OCTOBER 6.
IT REALLY DOES MATTER!
Letter to the Editor
Set your Clock to Six O'Clock
and Tune in to WBOB-AM 1320
8:30 p.m., WCGL-AM 1360
"The Florida Star and Impact -
Striving to Make a Difference."
"The People's Choice"
Dear Editor: I'm a little confused...
If you're a minority and you're selected for a job over more qualified candidates
you're a "token hire."
If you're a conservative and you're selected for a job over more qualified candi-
dates you're a "game changer."
Black teen pregnancies? A "crisis" in black America.
White teen pregnancies? A "blessed event."
If you grow up in Hawaii you're "exotic."
If you grow up in Alaska eating mooseburgers, you're the quintessential
Similarly, if you name you kid Barack you're "unpatriotic."
Name your kid Track, you're "colorful."
If you're a Democrat and you make a VP pick without fully vetting the individ-
ual you're "reckless."
If you are a Republican who doesn't fully vet, you are a "maverick."
If you spend 3 years as a community organizer growing your organization from
a staff of 1 to 13 and your budget from $70,000 to $400,000, then become the
first black President of the Harvard Law Review, create a voter registration drive
that registers 150,000 new African American voters, spend 12 years as a consti-
tutional Law professor, then spend nearly 8 more years as a State Senator repre-
senting a district with over 750,000 people, becoming chairman of the state
and Human Services committee, then spend nearly 4 years in the United States
Senate representing a state of nearly 13 million people, sponsoring 131 bills and
serving on the Foreign Affairs, Environment and Public Works and Veteran's
Affairs committees, you are woefully inexperienced.
If you spend 4 years on the city council and 6 years as the mayor of a town with
less than 7,000 people, then spend 20 months as the governor of a state with
650,000 people, then you've got the most executive experience of anyone on
either ticket. You are the Commander in Chief of the Alaska military and are well
qualified to lead the nation should you be called upon to do so because your state
is the closest state to Russia.
If you are a Democratic male candidate who is popular with millions of people
you are an "arrogant celebrity" or "uppity".
If you are a popular Republican female candidate you are "energizing the base."
If you are a younger male candidate who thinks for himself and makes his own
decisions you are "presumptuous".
If you are an older male candidate who makes last minute decisions you refuse
to explain, you are a "shoot from the hip"maverick.
If you are a candidate with a Harvard law degree you are "an elitist-out of
touch" with the real America.
If you are a legacy (dad and granddad were admirals) graduated 5th from the
bottom ranking from Annapolis Navy Academy, with multiple disciplinary infrac-
tions you are a hero.
If you manage a multi-million dollar nationwide campaign, you are an "empty
If you are a part time mayor of a town of 7,000 people, you are an "experienced
If you go to a south side Chicago church, your beliefs are "extremist".
If you believe in creationism and don't believe global warming is man made,
you are "strongly principled".
If you cheated on your first wife with a rich heiress, and left your disfigured
wife and married the heiress the next month, you're a Christian.
If you have been married to the same woman with whom you've been wed to for
19 years and raising 2 beautiful daughters, you're "risky".
If you're a black single mother of 4 who waits for 22 hours after her water
breaks to seek medical attention, you're an irresponsible parent, endangering the
life of your unborn child.
But if you're a white married mother who waits 22 hours, you're spunky.
If you're 13-year-old Chelsea Clinton, the right-wing press calls you "First
If you're a 17-year old pregnant unwed daughter of a Republican, the right-wing
press calls you "beautiful" and "courageous."
If you kill an endangered species, you're an excellent hunter.
If you have an abortion you're not a Christian, you're a murderer (forget about it
if it is the result of rape or incest.)
If you teach abstinence only in sex education, you get teen parents.
If you teach responsible age appropriate sex education, including the proper use
of birth control, you are eroding the fiber of society.
Call and talk.
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in women; Universal Teen Scholarship Program for males
and females, Health Symposium for People of All Nations,
a health program that provides information on various health
issues and the Ebony and Ivory Gala which helps to raise Health award honorees Dr. Laura Bailet, Dr. Shala Masood
funds for the Foundation while honoring people and organ- Education honorees Dr. Davalu Parrish, Dr. Judith Rodriguez; Carlton and Barbara Jones, Sandra Hull-Richardson for Dr.
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The Education Award Honorees were Dr. Barbara
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NEW TAX CREDIT OPENS DOOR FOR FIRST-TIME HOMEBUYERS -At a
whopping 690 pages, the new Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008 is by no
means light reading. Ironed out in part to stimulate home sales, the law gives first-time
buyers until July 1, 2009 to close on a house and get up to $7,500 sliced off their tax
bill. With the clock ticking, homebuilders and real estate agents are encouraging
renters and others who qualify including those who haven't owned a home in three
years to take action before time runs out. "The one-two punch of a slow housing
market and high inventory puts renters in a good position to get a great value on their
first home," said Martin Hernandez, national vice president of sales for Beazer
Homes. "Add the weight of the new tax credit, low interest rates and all the great
incentives being offered, and first-time homebuyers have an opportunity to get a lot
more home for their money."
"PAXON SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1989 is holding a planning meet-
ing for their 20 year class reunion on Saturday, September 27,; 2008 at 2:00 pm in the
Highlands Library. For more information please visit www.paxon89.com or call 904-
THE SECOND ANNUAL ABC BREAST HEALTH SUMMIT Aims to Eradicate
Breast Cancer on Florida's First Coast -The Women of Color Cultural Foundation,
African Methodist Episcopal Church and Mayo Clinic are joining forces again this
year to provide the women of Northeast Florida with valuable information to help
reduce their risk of breast cancer. On Saturday, September 27th, from 8:30 a.m. to 1
p.m. All are invited to the Second Annual ABC Breast Health Summit at St. Paul
AME Church. The summit will include various workshops and lectures about breast
health as well as related topics such as breast self exams, how to talk to your doctor,
and a Q&A session about reconstructive surgery led by Imelda S. Grieser, RN.
Breakfast and lunch will be provided for all attendees. Dr. Johnny Ray Bernard, a radi-
ation oncologist at Mayo Clinic, will serve as the keynote speaker. To obtain the lat-
est news releases from Mayo Clinic, go to www.mayoclinic.org/news2008-jax.
MayoClinic.com is available as a resource for your health stories.
WORLD'S LARGEST ASTRONAUT AUTOGRAPH AND MEMORABILIA
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like Jim Lovell, Buzz Aldrin and Scott Carpenter --Kennedy Space Center, FL More
than 25 legendary Astronauts and Space Icons will sign memorabilia, greet guests and
pose for photos at the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation's (ASF) Astronaut Autograph
and Memorabilia Show at Kennedy Space Center (KSC) Visitor Complex on
November 7 9, 2008. The show is the largest of its kind and features activities for
the whole family to enjoy.
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Brake Safety Week MCCO will emphasize education and
awareness on the safe operation of commercial vehicles.
Our Officers will conduct commercial vehicle inspections Save Hundreds
with emphasis on brake components and provide educa-
tional materials to drivers. Variable message boards will
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September 20, 2008 September 26, 2008
March 21st thru April 19th
Sept 23rd thru Oct 22nd
You might see a great looking opportunity at A little looking back may be inevitable as the
the beginning of the week, but be sure you week begins, but make sure'you're looking for-
look at it in context. How will it impact those ward, too. If you feel a little blue, talk to a
around you? What are the long-term conse- friend and come 'up with a plan. Around
quences? Then, around Wednesday and Wednesday and Thursday, you're definitely up
Thursday, those leadership qualities of yours for getting out and about. And guess what?
shine extra bright. Everyone will love' to hear Love's favored now, with your big, beautiful
your latest big idea at this time, and since mind as a source of major allure. Smart is
you're surrounding yourself with the right peo- sexy, so ,don't you dare dumb it down. This
ple, they'll have awesome input, too. Your road weekend, it's more about baby steps than giant
may be a little more rocky this weekend. Keep leaps. Appreciate the little things, and be ready
plans minimal, and find a positive way to deal to laugh something off.
with any frustration.
April 20th thru May 20th Oct 23rd thru Nov 21st
Those who think you're a stick in the mud might be If you've got a big idea, the stars are ifiaking it
mighty surprised by your agile attitude and fluid much, much easier.to get it off the ground as
thinking as the week begins. You're going with the the week begins.. Someone you think might
floW, and you look fabulous doing it. But around 'have objections is liable to ,offer support. But
Wednesday or Thursday, something or someone- before you getcaed away, beware ofcon-
may stop you in your tracks. Do e ut;fi flicts around Wednesday and Thursday. Maybe
- may stopyou in your tracks. Don't freakoutfigure it's your crazy-busy schedule, or maybe you
it out Communication is key to getting agrip on this, and a loved one aren't quite seeing eye-to-eye.
so dontclamup.Theunderstandingyou'reseekingis Watch for an unexpected solution. Then, if
much easier to find from Friday aftemoon through you've got romance on your mind, .get it out in
the weekend, and you're also getting along beautiful- the open from Friday aftemoon through the
ly with others. Enjoy time with friends (or with weekend! A mystery of love 'can now be
someone who's a bit more than a friend!), revealed. Hot!
W GEMINI SAGITTARIUS
May 21st thru June 21st Nov 22nd thru Dec 21st
Moving forward with your.private plan is one Be frugal with money but generous with 'your
way to go at the beginning of the week; build- heart as the week begins. Extravagance andr
ing trust and finding common ground is anoth- 'new things might be momentarily pleasing, but
er. Then, around Wednesday and Thursday, sharing your feelings makes for beautiful and
you're sharp as a tack, and it's not just book- lasting bonds. You're mentally on fire, both at
smarts -- you're emotionally intelligent as work and at play, around Wednesday and
wxell. Put your head together with someone Thursday. Bouncing those big ideas off some-
significant in your life, and see what you two one else who's extra sharp is fun and fruitful.
can come up with. Whether you're on the clock When the weekend comes, you're concerned
or not, work's likely on your mind from Friday with the opposite of practical matters -- maybe
afternoon through the weekend. If you want a romance,. maybe higher principles. Explore
change, start doing some investigating. away, but watch out for losing track of time!
June 22nd thru July 22nd
Dec 22nd thru Jan 19th
It's home (or friends and family) versus work The strides you can make as the week begins
and other responsibilities as the week begins, are immensely satisfying, but make sure you're
Explaining your situation and setting sensible not only concentrating on work. The interper-
priorities is better than stressing. Around sonal angle's favored now, too; make hot stuff
Wednesday and Thursday, your sensitive side happen in your love life! Be ready to make
raises your awareness of a situation, but before some adjustments to your plans around
you respond, look at the logical angle as well Wednesday and Thursday. This may be a
(or get.someone to help you do so!). Then you. moment-by-moment rescheduling thing, or. it
.really get it this weekend, with that-intuitive could impact your larger life path. From
understanding of yours helping you click with Friday afternoon through the weekend, your
others and see your place in the universe. warmth and wisdom make your world a won-
Everything's interconnected in amazing ways. derful place. Share of, yQurself generously -
and help a certain someone find an answer.
July 23rd thru Aug 2
2nd Jan 20th thru Feb 18th
Just because'you know it doesn't mean' you If you don't exercise some self-control and set.
have to show it, and a subtle, roundabout your own schedule as the week begins, some-
approach may be 'best as the week begins. one else might impose an agenda on you. Be
Offering to help instead of offering your two ready to discuss what you're doing and exactly
cents is a nice way to go. You may need to why. You can definitely move on to bigger and
relinquish something around Wednesday and better things around Wednesday and Thursday.
Thursday. Letting go as a way to ultimately Take a glimmer of a promising idea and build'
have more may be counterintuitive, but hold- it out into a shiny, wonderful thing. But when
ing on too tightly is just uncomfortable. Some the weekend comes, your attention is required,
key information's there for you on Friday or with regard to something very much on the
over the weekend. Dig a bit to find it. Once practical plane. Tune in, or you might find
you do, don't forget to note your first reaction yourself on the receiving end of a major reali-
-- it's correct. ty check.
Aug 23rd thru Sept 22nd
[I X F Feb 19th thru March 20th
Add a new twist, as the week begins, and Go after what you want as.the week begins!
you just might see some immediate and You'll never know until you try, and you might
pleasing results. Use that imagination -- just try asking; it's so simple that it might just
it's, particularly powerful now. Detailed work. Around Wednesday and Thursday,
mental efforts are favored around between your own stuff and others' priorities
Wednesday and Thursday, whether you're (like your boss' pet-project or family matters),
tackling the nitty-gritty on a work project you've got a ton going on. Your instinct might
or examining the ins and outs of a rela- be to run yourself ragged, apologizing all the
tionship. Make sure to look at the positive be to run yourself ragged, apologizig all the
tionship. Make sure to look at the positive way, but you'll function far better if you actu-
elements as well as doing the problem ally take time out for yourself. Then, starting
solving. From Friday afternoon through later in the day on Friday, some truly stellar
the weekend, starting stuff on your own
won't go as well as helping others seeomg your way. Plan for an amaz-
things through -'- and the latter is more ng weekend!
Scase with the State Attorneys
ssSHH! From Actual Police Reports
Did You Hear About?...
I DIDN'T BURN THE CLOTHES! an
officer was dispatched to the 6100 block of
Hanna Stable Ct, in reference to a fire in the -
back of a residence. Upon his arrival, he met
with the victim and both, witness #1 and #2.
A fire truck was already on the scene. One of
the firemen stated that upon his arrival, the
suspect ran inside the house and locked the
door, trying to make them go away. Witness
#1 stated she came outside to smoke a ciga-
rette when she noticed smoke coming from
the back of a house across the street. The witness, knocked on the door and the
suspect came outside. The witness went around the back and noticed a pile of
clothes on fire. She said the suspect told her that he and the victim was going
through some changes and that he just lost it. The victim stated that she and the
suspect had been together for 10 years and married for 4 years with four chil-
dren together. She stated that the suspect came home and started hitting her in
the face and stomach. She stated that she then got the kids and when to her
mother's house. She stated that when she
/_ returned later, she observed her clothes
1 L being burned on1 the back of the house.
When the police asked the suspect to come
J out of the house while talking to him on the
phone, he refused and said he was afraid
they would kill him. The suspect's father
was called and he talked him into surrender-
T ing. The suspect stated the victim started the
e fire and the fight. While inside -of the resi-
dence, the suspect damaged a computer,
microwave, tables, etc. He was taken into
custody without incident.
HE THREW A CLOSED FIST TWICE- an officer was dispatched to the
5900 block, of New Kings Rd. in reference to an aggravated assault. Upon his
arrival, he met with Ms. M, who says she got into an altercation the night before
with Mr. S, her live in boyfriend. She said that he hit her twice in the head while
she was at their place of business. She said she went and spend the night at- a
hotel. She said when she returned to get some of her belongings, Mr. S told her
to leave his car and that he tried to put it on flat, but she still pulled off in it. She
said that's when he shot at her one time. The police searched for a bullet shell
but couldn't find anything. When the police spoke with a witness that works for
Mr. S, he told him that Ms. M came to the.place of business causing a distur-
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this morning, causing a disturbance.
the victim stated that he saw the suspect possibly armed with what appeared to
be a handgun. The suspect told the victim that he was going to "spray the
house." The victim went inside and. called the police. The officer observed the
suspect standing in front of the victim's residence arguing with him. The suspect
was detained and searched by the officer. The suspect did not have any weapons
in his possession. He told the officer that he was at the victim's house buying
shots from him. He said the victim got angry with him and jumped him for no
reason. The officer spoke with a witness who says he saw the suspect walking
down the street with an
unknown object in his hands.
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determine what the object was.
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By MICHAEL BONTS P
Sports Writer Fo w4
As the Jaguars prepare W .
for Sunday's road game
,against AFC South rival
Indianapolis they are not
only looking for their first
win, but an answer to an
anemic rushing offense.
And for the second
straight week, the Jaguars
running game was woeful in
a 20-16 loss to Buffalo at .t .
home before 65,167 at Maurice Jones-Drew crossing the goal line for a touchdown.
Jacksonville Municipal (Photos by Laurence Greene, Photographer for The Florida Star)
Stadium. Jacksonville's offensive front was depleted after injuries to center Brad Meester
and guards Vince Manuwai and Maurice Williams.
Milford Brown signed with the Jaguars last Tuesday and was inserted into the starting
lineup at right guard. Brown has played in 49 games with 44 starts in seven seasons.
"A tough, hard-fought game. Two weeks in a row we exerted a great deal of energy,
played a good football team in the AFC, and came up short," Jacksonville coach Jack Del
Rio said. "I thought our fans showed up today ready to rock and roll. We didn't give them
enough to cheer. about today."
S Fred Taylor ran for 49 yards on 14
llcarries. Maurice Jones-Drew had a rush-
S ing TD, but just 17 total yards in seven
plays. Jones Drew also caught three
Passes for 25 yards.
Jones-Drew has 27 career touch-
downs (23 rushing, 2 receiving, 2
returns), all in the last 31 games. His 22
career rushing touchdowns are the third-
most in team history.
The Jaguars tied the game on the
opening drive of the third quarter. Jones-
Drew had a nine-yard run on 4th-and-1,
-i and 15 yards were added on that play on
a face mask penalty to put the ball on the
Buffalo 31. After Jacksonville got to the
two-yard line, Jones-Drew scored.
Jacksonville quarterback David
Garrard went 17-for-28 for 165 yards
and was intercepted once.
"Overall, our execution wasn't that
h bad," Garrard said. "We threw the ball
-.-" 0'-"" ~pretty well and ran it pretty well. You
just have to have some guys make a big play and we didn't do it."
The Bills' Trent Edwards completed 20-of-25 passes for 239 yards and threw for the
winning score late in the fourth quarter.
"It was huge," Edwards said of the game-winning nine-play, 74-yard drive. "It was also
a great job by our defense to keep us in the game and get us the ball back. Our front five
blocked well on that drive, a lot of credit goes to those guys."
The Bills' Marshawn Lynch had 59 yards rushing and scored once on 19 carries. Fred
Jackson caught seven passes for 83 yards, while Lee Evans grabbed four balls for 77 yards.
Rookie James Hardy had his first career touchdown reception.
"We look at Fred and Marshawn as a valuable 1-2 punch," Buffalo coach Dick Jauron
Buffalo made it a 10-3 game t ase
responded with a 21-yarder from field
goal from Rian Lindell with 6:21NE
remaining in the half, to make it a 10-
3 game. He later kicked a 45-yarder.t
Jacksonville's Josh Scobee
capped a 10-play drive with a 28-yard h
field goal. Jacksonville then pulled off -
a successful onside kick, which led to
a 50-yard field goal from Scobee.
Again the Jaguars couldn't reach the
end zoneand settled for a 39-yarder
from Scobee to make it 16-10 with less than a minute gone in the fourth quarter.
With just 24 seconds left, the Jaguars couldn't make a threat to score, and fumbled the
ball away to seal the Buffalo win.
Matt Jones led the Jacksonville receiving corps with five catches for 50 yards. Reggie
Williams had four receptions for 36 yards and Dennis Northcutt caught three passes for 36
yards. Williams surpassed 2,000 career-receiving yards with career totals of 158 receptions
for 2,011 yards.
THIS WEEK"S OPPONENT: The Colts (1-1), after falling behind by nine points at
halftime and by 15 points late in the third quarter, rallied for a dramatic, 18-15 victory over
the Minnesota at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome Sunday afternoon. Indianapolis
clinched the victory with kicker Adam Vinatieri's 47-yard field goal with three seconds
MORE BUFFALO GAME NOTES: The Jaguars (0-2) haven't opened a season with
consecutive losses since 2003, which they began 0-4.The Bills lead the all-time regular sea-
son series with the Jaguars, 5-3...Buffalo Pro Bowl left tackle Jason Peters started Sunday.
He was activated on Saturday, and played in his first game of the season after holding out
,-W. *. -- of training camp seeking a new contract. The hold-
out ended last weekend, but he didn't play in
"" Buffalo's win over Seattle...Buffalo converted on 6-
of-11 third downs, while Jacksonville was successful
on just 2- of-li...The Jaguars, though, were 2-for-2
on fourth downs. The Bills haven't opened a season
with two Wins since 2003. Fred Taylor has a rush of
10-plus yards in 16 of the last 17 games... Defensive
tackle Rob Meier played in his 125th game as a
Jaguar, joining Jimmy Smith (171, 1995-2005) and
Taylor (129, 1998-2008) as the only players to
accomplish the feat. Meier had his first sack of the
season, the 20.5 of his career ... Long snapper Joe
Zelenka extended his team record with his 114th
consecutive game played ... Josh Scobee has scored
in 43 consecutive games dating back to 1/2/05 which
is the second-longest streak in team history. Mike
Hollis holds the team record at 67 games.
By Michael Bonts,
The Johnson C. Smith University fought back from a 28-10 deficit late in the third-quar-
ter to defeat Edward Waters College 37-31 in overtime.
Smith University would not get anything going offensively until the second half.
The Tigers (0-2) were first to dent the scoreboard early in the second quarter with an 18-
yard TD strike from freshman Mike McKinzie to Trenttonio Stewart. Stewart also had the
longest TD run of the day of 77 yards.
Stewart finished with 127 yards on 10 carries. EWC's Rondez Dennis ran'the ball five
times for 40 yards.
The hosts scored on a 36-yard field goal from Julius Wright.
Edward Waters' Maurice Young took the kick-off 90 yards for a touchdown. Young was
also on the receiving end of a 15-yard pass from McKinzie. Mckinzie was nine of 23 for 124
yards. The Tigers' Kamau Leitner was 9 of 20 for 87 yards.
Smith University's comeback began in the second half with a 93-yard pass from Carlton
Richardson to Jeremy Franklin to cut the lead to 21-10.
The fourth quarter belonged to Smith University. The Bulls crossed the goal line on three
consecutive drives to take the lead 31-28 with six minutes remaining in regulation.
Trailing by three with 1:49 left to play, a defensive holding penalty on a third and nine
gave EWC a first down at the Bulls 14. The Tigers tied the contest on a 31-yard Nadens
Madeus field goal with eight seconds to go.
The Bulls won the toss and elected to go on defense in overtime. Madeus' 25-yard field
goal attempt hit the upright and was no-good. Smith University would clinch the victory on
a one-yard quarterback sneak by Richardson. ,
Johnat Johnson led EWC receivers with six catches for 69 yards, Maurice Young caught
four balls for 59 yards. Stewart and Horace Scott each had two receptions for 25 yards.
Defensively Tavaris Warren led the Tigers with nine tackles. Quinton Warren and Jamin
Cephus each recorded eight. Travis Knight had five.
Richardson completed 20 of 32 passes for a career high 339 yards and two touchdowns.
Franklin, had 10 catches for a career high 237 yards and three touchdowns. His longest was
a 93-yard strike from Richardson.
THIS.WEEK"S OPPONENT: The Tigers are on the road again this Saturday. Concordia
College left the ranks of the undefeated with an 87-21 loss at the hands of Football
Championship Subdivision (formerly Division I-AA) opponent Tennessee-Martin. Dustin
Ward led Concordia's offense with 12 carries for 153 yards and a touchdown. Quarterback
Ken Johnson and Ward combined for 271 passing yards and one touchdown. The defense
gave up 699 yards and the Hornets were penalized 14 times for 137 yards.
JOHNSON C. SMITH 37, EDWARD WATERS 31 (OT)
Score by Quarters 1 2 3 4 OT [ 5 ] Score
Edward Waters....... 0 21 7 3 0 -31
Johnson C. Smith.... 0 3 7 21 6 [ 6 ] -37
It's Not Too Late To Go For
The Gold At Jacksonville Senior Games
Persons 50 years and over are invited to register for the 2008 Jacksonville Senior Games.
The games will be held Sept. 22 28 at Cecil Field and other venues in the area.
Participants may enter in any or all of the 20 scheduled events including, bowling, swim-
ming, track and field,. cycling, croquet, golf, road race, pickleball, tennis, basketball and
softball (team events). Participants will compete for gold, silver and bronze medals within
their age groups.
Senior Games registration forms are available by callingS530-7392, visiting www.coj.net
or may be picked up at the City of Jacksonville's Mayor's Special Events for Seniors
Program, 117 West Duval Street, Suite 220, Jacksonville, Florida 32202. The registration
fee is $15 for one event and $3 for each additional event. There is no fee for recreational
Registered participants are encouraged to attend the Opening Ceremonies at the
Jacksonville Equestrian Center on Sept. 22. at 1:30 p.m. The event will include a parade of
athletes, torch lighting, information fair and a light lunch.
For more information call 630-7392 or visit www.coj.net.
Dolphins Open Pioneer League Football Slate
At Home With Shutout of Campbell University
By Michael Bonts
Freshman quarterback Josh McGregor threw for 343 yards and three touchdowns to lead
Jacksonville University to a 52-0 win over Campbell (0-3, 0-1 PFL) in the Dolphins' home
and Pioneer League opener Saturday.
"I'm really proud of how focused our team was today on their responsibilities and played
together as a team," said JU head coach Kerwin Bell. "This was a total team effort and it's
a great start to conference play."
JU (2-1, 1-0 in PFL) began the game on an eight play, 69-yard drive that covered 2:07
and was finished by the running of Rudell Small. His 14-yard touchdown run at the 12:53
mark of the first quarter opened an offensive barrage that was take a 45-0 lead at the half.
Small finished with 150 yards on 16 carries.
Elliott Finkley returned a punt 57 yards for his second TD of the season tying the
school record for a single-season. He also caught two passes for 34 yards including an 11-
McGregor's is now tied for the fourth highest single-game passing output at JU and one
of just seven 300-yard passing games in school history. Eleven different Dolphins caught at
least one pass against Campbell, with Geavon Tribble, Chris Kuck and Josh Philpart lead-
ing the way with three each. Tommie Rogers led the team with 72 yards including a 45-yard
Tremaine Mack also returned an interception 37 yards for his first career score. It was
the first interception returned for a TD for the Dolphins since Omar Platt's 41-yard return
against Davidson in 2004.
Josh Hostetler added a 33- yard field goal. Mack's interception return for a TD came less
than minute later and Greg Louisaint ended the half on a 23-yard scoring pass from
Keith Dawson's 64-yard run to end the third quarter and gave JU a 52-0 lead.
Matt Vollono threw for 149 yards and two interceptions for the Camels. Campbells'
Reshaun Brown, who had 40 yards rushing in the first half, finished with 66 yards on the
ground. Campbell linebacker Milton Brown led both teams with his seven tackles. He also
had a sack and a pass defense.
The Dolphins pulled off their first shutout since a 30-0 victory over Austin Peay in 2003
and only the second in school history. JU's defense wasn't the only records set.
The offense racked up 621 yards, smashing the former school record of 585 set against
Butler in 2005.
The Dolphins are back on the road Saturday when they face UNC-Pembroke (2-1) on
the road. Kickoffis set for 1 p.m. The Braves lost to Wingate 23-16. Cory Smith threw for
156 yards and a touchdown on 14-of-23 passing, but the Braves got 62 yards on 26 carries
from the rushing game in suffering their first loss of the season.
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