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Something to Think About
We could care less about the color of your skin
We want a people president.
We don't care about where you're from
We care about what you represent.
We don't care if you fought in the war
We don't care about your religious preference
We just want to know you can understand our issues
And can you supply a reference.
If it takes mud-slinging to get in The White House
We are doomed from the start.
If you would lower yourself to something like that
You allow us to see your true heart.
We are tired of working from dusk til dawn
Without time for family or relaxation.
The harder we work, the more we're taxed.
We feel you are capitalizing by means of inflation.
We don't mind maintaining a job,
We know that is our obligation.
But when there are no jobs to acquire,
This creates another situation.
We want you to understand that the problem with
crime is simply education.
If one can't fight with words they resort to violence.
Now can you see the relation.
So you see, we need someone to address our issues
And don't treat us as though we're deranged.
Yes, when we don't agree with your politics,
IT IS TIME FOR A CHANGE!!! Venessa L.Burton
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Murders and Rape
At 27 years of age, Jonathan Tave has
just learned that he will spend the rest of
his life in prison. He was found guilty of
the murder of Cedric Henry when he car-
jacked Henry's car. Tave later pleaded
guilty in the murder of Willie Tomblin.
He also entered a plea of guilty in the
J o n a t h a n raping of a Jacksonville female correc-
Tave, 27 tional officer. In giving the life-time
sentence, the judge reminded Tave that
he would spend the rest of his days locked up. The judge
said, "You learned to live like a beast, and now you're
going to die like a cage, not as a human, but as a caged pet.
About 1500 Recent Voter Applications
Had Errors That Needs to be Corrected
Senator Tony Hill and Congresswoman Brown's rally
Saturday saw 970 persons registered, 20 had their rights
restored and 113 filed applications to have their rights
restored on line. Most were Black and Democrats.
There was a question that 1500 applications had been
filed but were not complete. Such applications should
have been completed while being registered. However,
the Supervisoi of Election said such would not prevent the
citizens from voting through a provisional ballot.
City Has 20th Police Shooting
:NILE A report was filed on a stolen car through
N a car-jacking Wednesday morning. On
Wednesday night, the car was spotted and
followed to Bark Street where four persons
jumped out of the car and ran. One of the
Tyrone suspects, Tyrone Taylor, 16, was shot in the
Taylor, 16 leg by one of the officers and another sus-
pect was caught. The other two have not
This was the 20th police shooting to date in 2008.
The Winking governor
It is very difficult for
many Americans who are
Christians and truly believe
in the 'higher power' when
a person such as Gov.
Sarah Palin stands before
millions and make state-
ments that she knows are
not true. Then she tops off
the statements by winking
her eye. If one really believes in God, one would not
say or do things that are knowingly wrong.
How many know that she received prayer from a min-
ister who came to her church after ridding a small town
in Kenya of a woman he said was a witch? She appre-
ciated his prayers and perhaps she is comfortable with
saying things that are not true and being insulting
because, why not, the wrong doings can be pushed
away by the man who can Winking -Continued on A-7
O J Simpson Found Guilty
Each person on the jury said or thought
they were going to be fair but somehow, it
appears many in the U.S. feel OJ got away
with murder so he could not possibly get
Simpson away with robbery. He was found guilty.
Help for the Elderly
A new statewide law was signed Wednesday to help
find missing persons who are considered seniors with
cognitive disabilities such as Alzheimer and dementia.
It is estimated that about 500,000 Floridians may have
Alzheimer and can use the Silver Alert program.
Erykah Badu Pregnant with 3rd
Erykah, 37, disclosed while performing al
the Austin City Limits festival that she is
expecting but did not disclose the name of the
V father. She presently has a 10-year-old and a
Erykah 4-year-old. She is a Grammy-winner.
Frank Lucas Turns Activist
The man whose life was portrayed in the 2007
movie, American Gangster, Frank Lucas, played by
Denzel Washington, will tour 20 cities in America to
warn our youth against crime and violence. He will
encourage youth to make positive changes.
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PO BOX 117007
GAINESUILLE FL 32611.7007
Mrs. Inez Christopher Asque posed with her gifts and numer-
ous cards following her 90th Birthday Celebratory Dinner
with her family recently. Mrs. Asque will continue celebrating
her birthday during the holiday season when all of her descen-
dants will be visiting The First Coast.
Lee Graduate Dies in Iraq
Tavarus Setzler graduated
from Lee High School in 2005
and was a part of the school's
ROTC program. He died of
wounds received last Thursday
while serving in Iraq, and was
considered a model soldier.
Tavarus was the youngest of
PFC Tavarus Setzler, 23 seven children. He was
engaged to Brittnie Jones and they had planned to
marry during the Thanksgiving season when he was
scheduled for leave.
Private Setzler's vehicle struck a roadside bomb in
Iraq, which caused his death.
Tavarus' ROTC instructor at Robert E. Lee said that
he was the kind of person you would want on your
team. He will receive the Iraq Campaign Medal, the
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal and the Army
Tavarus Setzler's homegoing service will be held at 1
p.m. on Saturday at the Greater Hope First Born
Church in Jacksonville.
Conservatives Blaming Liberals and
Minorities for the Economic Crisis
Minority lending is being blamed for our economic
crisis when minorities never had the money to lend and
did not write the lending laws and regulations. To hear
such reports, one would think that minorities strong-
armed the lenders for the loans when in fact, most of
them felt that the loans would be difficult to pay if they
were unable to increase their incomes. But of course,
they felt things were getting better and they would get
higher pay and why else would the loans be given?.
President Bush is meeting with the foreign govern-
ments in an effort to still try to find answers even
though he did sign the required document for the newly
elected president to come right into Washington short-
ly after November 4 and take over.
Right now, illegal immigration, is down as the econo-
my falters, and less money is being sent to Mexico.
If the government buys the houses back from the
lenders cheaper as Conservatives See A-7
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During nearly two years
of presidential campaigning,
the candidates have made
claims and promises on how
they would perform if they
are elected to the White
House. Some of the criteria
we might use to judge a can-
didate's fitness and tempera-
ment for leadership are dif-
ficult to quantify. But one
concrete and objective way
to assess how candidates
measure up on crucial issues
is by examining their voting
In this election year, when
three of the four nominees
for President and Vice
President are sitting U.S.
(D-IL), John McCain (R-
AZ) and Joe Biden (D-
DE)-each has a record of
roll call votes cast in
Congress. Each year,
through its Nonpartisan
the Children's Defense Fund
Action Council selects con-
gressional roll call votes to
illustrate how the Members
of the U.S. Senate and
House of Representatives
voted on key issues affect-
ing children and families.
The Scorecard is a tool to
help voters determine
whether their lawmakers in
Congress have voted in their
interests so citizens can hold
them accountable when they
go to the polls on Election
I learned the passage, "By
their works ye shall know
them," in Sunday School a
long time ago. And a look at
the voting records of the
candidates, as reflected in
the Scorecard, clearly
reveals who among them is
working for children and
who isn't. Over the last three
years, the Scorecard has
shown that Sens. Obama and
Biden voted with the CDF
Action Council's position on
major legislation an over-
whelming majority of the
time-better than 85 per-
cent. In contrast, Sen.
McCain consistently scored
under 30 percent.
One of the measures the
Scorecard included was a
bill reauthorizing the State
Children's Health Insurance
Program (SCHIP) for five
years and increasing funding
for SCHIP and Medicaid by
nearly $35 billion over that
period. The cost of the
expansion would have been
funded by a 61 cent a pack
federal cigarette tax
increase. The measure
would have extended health
coverage to more than one-
third (3.2 million) of
America's nine million unin-
sured children. Sens. Obama
and Biden supported the leg-
islation while Sen. McCain
voted "no." CDF strongly
urged coverage for all chil-
dren. Yet even this modest
proposal could not win
enough Republican support,
including Senator McCain's,
to override a White House
Senators Obama and
Biden voted with the CDF
Judging the Candidates on Their
by Marian Wright Edelman
President of the Children's Defense Fund
on their backs.
Action lCouncil on most
other legislative initiatives
including support for federal
budget priorities such as
increasing funding for edu-
cation and home heating
assistance, increasing the
minimum wage and stop-
ping cuts to the Medicaid
program. They opposed leg-
islation to give the gun
industry immunity from
lawsuits filed by victims of
gun violence. Senator John
McCain voted on the other
side of each of these meas-
Senator Obama's cumula-
tive score over three years is
87 percent; Senator Biden's
since 1981 is 85 percent; and
Senator McCain's since
1983 is 28 percent. The
scores for the candidates on
the 2005 Scorecard were:
Obama, 100 percent; Biden,
89 percent; and McCain, 22
percent. In 2006, it was
Obama and Biden each with
scores of 100 percent while
McCain's score was 10 per-
cent. (Since Republican
Vice Presidential nominee
Governor Sarah Palin
(Alaska) did not serve in
Congress, she has no com-
parable record.) In 2007, all
of the Senators were travel-
ing on the campaign trail
and had lower scores than in
past years due to absences.
Senator McCain, however,
had the lowest score on chil-
dren's issues in the entire
Senate-with only 10 per-
On November 4, we will
not only consider the candi-
dacy of three U.S. Senators
who are running for
President and Vice President
at the top of the ballot, but
28 incumbent Senators and
Mor0brnd ew iv
6~ loa talk 0 *
than on otherradi
nearly 4UU House Memoers
who are running for re-elec-
tion-all with congressional
voting records contained in
the CDF Action Council
Scorecard. In 2007, 25
Senators had a score of 100
percent, while 13 Senators
had scores of 30 percent or
lower. In the House, 173
Representatives scored 100
percent and 132 had 30 per-
cent scores or lower.
Dietrich Bonhoeffer, the
German Protestant theolo-
gian who was executed for
opposing Adolf Hitler's
Holocaust, said that, "The
test of the morality of a soci-
ety is how it treats its chil-
dren." During federal elec-
tions, the Scorecard is par-
ticularly useful as an objec-
tive measure of how well
Members of Congress met
that test by supporting poli-
cies and programs that bene-
fit the "least of these," espe-
cially poor children who are
too young to vote and don't
have the money to hire
expensive lobbyists or
spread around millions of
dollars in campaign contri-
I hope the CDF Action
Council Scorecard is helpful
to voters as they decide
whether candidates for
office pass Dietrich
Bonhoeffer's test. Once
armed with this information,
they must get out and vote
and count for children.
There's just too much at
For more information
about the CDF Action
Council and its Scorecard,
K Faith In Our Community
Schedule of Events and Services
The Members of FAUST TEMPLE CHURCH OF GOD
IN CHRIST, Bishop R. R. Dixon, Pastor, will celebrate their
67th Church Anniversary Thursday and Friday, October 23rd
and 24th, beginning at 7:30 p.m. and ending on Sunday, the
26th at 4:30 p.m. The church is located at 3328 Moncrief Rd.,
in Jacksonville.For more information, contact Minister Emory
Greenlee at 768-1070 or the church at 353-1418.
MT. NEBO BAPTIST CHURCH located at 8778 Lake
Placid Dr., East, will be hosting their Annual Christian
Women's Conference on Saturday, October llth. The
Conference is FREE and open to the public. Registration
begins at 8:30 a.m. A Praise Service will open the conference
at 8:00 a.m. with Sis. Saundra Waldrop, wife of Pastor Will A.
Waldrop, Sr. This year's theme is, "Christian Woman
Advancing Through Adversity." Continental breakfast and
lunch will be served. For more information you may call (904)
THE 2008 SUCCESSFUL ROLE MODEL BANQUET
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
presented 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.
THE LADIES OF ZION HISTORIC MT. ZION A.M.E.
CHURCH will celebrate its annual Women's Day
Celebration October 12, 2008 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 culmination of October 12th.
September 21st was Youth Sunday, Speaker, Dr. C. Darby;
September 28th was Family & Friends Sunday; October 4th,
concert Under the Stars, 7 p.m., M.C. Venus Ross. For more
information call (904) 304-2109.
THE NORTHSIDE CHURCH OF CHRIST located at
4736 Avenue 'B' is celebrating its 54th Anniversary and 31st
Annual Homecoming, November 1 9, 2008, with dynamic
guest speakers, famous gospel singers, free food, free babysit-
ting, and free transportation. The celebration opens Saturday,
November 1st at 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., with all the fish you can
eat. It's free and open to the public. Numerous activities are
planned during the fish fry for small children, teenagers, and
adults. The activities include jumpy things, old-fashion
games, face painting, basketball, cotton candy, and honey
drippers. This year's theme 'God Is Able' -provides a source
of encouragement through; scriptures, and revelations of the
Word. Regardless of your situation, and how you got there,
your spiritual awareness will be awaked and revived. The
revival dates are November 2 6, at 7 p.m., and includes two
powerful gospel speakers: Orpheus Heyward, Atlanta, GA,
and Samuell Pounds, Rockford, IL. These ministers are guar-
anteed to motivate you, give you confidence, and strengthen
your spiritual walk. Saturday night, November 8th--a soul stir-
ring Songfest featuring six gospel groups, will be held at the
Times Union Center of the Performing Arts, 300 Waters St., at
6:00 p.m. November 9th is Homecoming Day, and is filled
with activities that include: 1. An Annual breakfast/program 7
a.m. 8:30 a.m. 2. Two Worship Services 8:45 a.m., and 10:45
a.m. 3. Annual Homecoming Dinner 12:45 p.m. 2:30 p.m. 4.
Annual Homecoming Program 2:45 p.m. 4:30 p.m. 5. Group
Singing 4:30 p.m. 5:00 p.m. For more information, please
call (904) 765-9830.
UNITED BAPTIST CHURCH located at 296 Wood Lawn
Ave. in Jacksonville. Join us as we dress down and bring in
the harvest, 3rd Sunday, October 19, at 9:30 a.m., Sunday
School at 11:15 a.m., Morning worship and Harvest Dinner.
Speaker: Minister Stanly Deverger, Chairperson: Annie
Williams, Mary Corley and Deacon F. Collins
OLD FASHION DAY will be observed, Sunday, October
19,. 2008 at FRIENDSHIP PRIMITIVE BAPTIST
CHURCH located at 1106 Pearce St., in Jacksonville with
Elder Bobbie Sheffield, Pastor. Beginning with Sunday Bible
School at 9:30 a.m. followed by Morning Worship at 11:00
a.m. "Jesus Is The Answer! A cordial invitation is extended to
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the public to come and enjoy an Old Fashioned event. Call
904-353-7734 for more information.
GENESIS MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH, INC.
located at 241 South McDuff Ave., Jacksonville, with Rev.
Calvin 0. Honors, Pastor will be honoring their Minister of
Music, "Bro. Lawrence White" with an appreciation pro-
gram on Sunday, October 12,2008 beginning at 4:00 p.m. The
public is cordially invited to attend as we honor this man of
God who uses his talents for the Lord.
"CRUSADING FOR CHRIST," "WALKING IN THE
SUPERNATURAL" -TEMPLE OF REFUGE MIN-
ISTRIES located at 4578 St. Johns Ave., Saturday, October
11, 2008 at 6:30 p.m. Apostle/Prophet E. Robinson and
Prophetess Malinda Robinson.
THE UNION PROGRESSIVE BAPTIST CHURCH
located at 613 Pippin St., under the leadership of Pastor
Corinthian R. Morgan wishes to invite the community at large
to share in the dedication service of the Eighty-eight
Anniversary of the church and the Thirty-second for the
Pastor. October 20th, 21st, and 22nd are Pre-dedication serv-
ices. On Saturday, October 25th from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00
p.m. a Community block event with free food, info. booths,
games and activities for the children; on Sunday, October
26th, Sunday School at 9:00 a.m., Morning Worship at 10:15
a.m. as well as the Dedication of Church and the Pastor's
Anniversary at 4:00 p.m. Many local churches will be in atten-
dance for these services. For more info, please call the church
ST. PHILIP'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH presents Edward
Waters College Day, October 19, 2008 at 5:00 p.m. The cele-
bration will feature the renowned Edward Waters College
concert Choir directed by Dr. Samuel Shingles, and the H.
Alvin Green Memorial Alumni Chorale under the direction of
Mrs. Patricia A. Black. The purpose is to raise funds in sup-
port of Jacksonville's HBCU, Edward Waters College,
through "Love Offerings." The church's location is 321 Union
Street West, in Jacksonville.
THE EL-BETH-EL DIVINE HOLINESS CHURCH,
Officers, board and members will host its Annual "Successful
Role Model" Banquet on Thursday, October 23, 2008 at 6:30
p.m. at the Community Rehabilitation Center Inc. of
Jacksonville inside The banquet Hall located at 623
Beechwood St. in Jacksonville. Since 1980, we have honored
individuals from the community for outstanding achieve-
ments, leadership and their contributions in helping
Jacksonville build a stronger and healthier community. $100
savings bond will be presented to six youth for their outstand-
ing academic accomplishments. Our Guest Speaker for the
evening will be The Honorable Glorious Johnson,
Councilwoman at Large # 5. To help us celebrate over 28
years of Successful Role Models in the Jacksonville commu-
nity, we are seeking individual and corporate sponsorships to
support the youth from the Sickle Cell Anemia Patients and
The Police Athletic League organizations. Corporate tables of
ten are available for $500.00 (includes your ad in our souvenir
journal). Individual tickets are $50. Please complete and sub-
mit the enclosed form by October 16, 2008 along with your
check payable to: El-Beth-El Divine Holiness Church. For
ticket information, sponsoring a section in our evening pro-
gram or one of the above youth organizations, please contact
Bishop Hall at (904) 710 -1586 or email:
Gospell75@aol.com. We look forward to seeing you this year.
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If' In Memorv Of
,I .. .- .'.
D'.o' 'rrell'. L ie
1\, Dorrell Lowe
Dorrell, you've been gone
for three years, but it seems like
yesterday. You are forever in our
thoughts. We take comfort in
knowing that you're at peace.
When weeesthe beauty and sim-
plicity of a flower it reminds us of
your smile and loving spirit. A
warm breeze reminds us. of your
gentle touch. The thoughts and
memories of the love happy times
and family times are forever etched
in our hearts. You're loved and
missed bys all. Husband Jesse
Lowe- sisters Margret, Carolyn,
Brenaa, and Latonya; and, Aunt
BRYANT, James died
September 29, 2008.
COBB, Georgia L., 98,
died October 5, 2008. ,
COLLIER, William, III,
52, died October 3, 2008.
DENSON, Fredrick D.,
died October 6, 2008.
GIBBS, Hellen, died
October 6, 2008,
GLASS, Lillian A., died
October 5, 2008.
GRAVES, Harry, 77,
died October 1, 2008.
GRIFFIN, Janie J., died
October 2, 2008.
HUGHES, Rudolph A.,
died October 1, 2008.
60, died October 1, 2008.
32, died September 29,
LEWIS, Andrew Lee,
Jr., 58, died October 3,
MAPP, Charlie, died
October 1, 2008.
McNAIR, Effie, died
September 30, 2008.
MINCEY, Anthony, died
October 2, 2008.
PARKER, Charles H.,
Sr., died October 1, 2008.
died September 30, 2008.
N., II, 57, died October 6,
(Teka), died October 4,
Henry, 62, died October
WOODARD, Roy E.,
died October 2, 2008.
The Church Directory
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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. Lt
Tuesday- Prayer Meeting..................... 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday Pastoral Bible Study ................ 8:00 p.m.
Rev. Eric Lee, Pastor
Rev. Joe Calhoun, Pastor Emeritus
(904) 764-5727 Church
Historic Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church
W orship Service. .........................................................10:00 a.m.
Church School...................................................................... 8:45 a.m .
Fulfillment Hour Bible Study............................................... 6:30 p.m.
Every 2nd & 4th Thursday............................10:00 a.m.-12:00 Noon
Joy Explosion Ministry....................................................... 6:30 p.m.
201 East Beaver St. (904) 355-9475
Rev. F.D. Richardson Jr., Pastor
GREATER EL-BETHEL DIVINE HOLINESS CHURCH
"The Church Where Everybody Is Somebody"
Bishop Lorenzo Hall., Pastor
Street Address: 723 W. 4th St. Jacksonville, Florida 32209
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 3575, Jacksonville, Florida 32206
Church Telephone: (904) 359-0661 Home: (904) 358-8932 Cell: 710-1586
Sunday School.............................................. ............................ 9:30 a.m .
M morning W orship......................................... .................................. 11:00 a.m .
Tuesday ....... .......... ................. Prayer Meeting & Bible Study,7:00 p.m.
Thursday............................................................................... Joy N ight,7:00 p.m .
PENTECOSTAL CHURCH of GOD
"Jesus Loves Sinners Church Folk Don't"
Elder Joseph Rice
Sunday School ------ ----------------- 10:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship ---- ---------12:00 Noon & 7:00 p.m.
Bible Study ---------------------Tuesday & Friday------ 7:00 p.m.
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"There s Always Something Happening
On The F'irst Coast"
A 60th Wedding Anniversary Celebration
"We never could have made it without you!"
Sixty years ago on August 15, 1948 in Waycross,
Georgia Deacon Henry A., Sr. and Mrs. Geneva
Jackson Cotton were united in marriage. They recently
celebrated their 60th Wedding Anniversary with family
and friends at the Holiday Inn-Commonwealth.
Arriving at their 60th Wedding Anniversary
Celebration following a limousine ride seeing the city,
they were escorted by their children (Deacon Cotton by*
their daughters Mrs. Everlena C. Derico and Mrs.
Janice C. Gober and Mrs. Cotton by their sons Reverend
A.D. Cotton and Edward Emanuel).
And with bells ringing "Here Comes The Bride"
played by grandson Edward T. Emanuel, Deacon and
Mrs. Cotton renewed their vows with their son Reverend
Alfred Cotton and son-in-law Reverend Evander
Derico, Jr. Flower girls for the ceremony were the great
granddaughters of The Cottons, Little Mses. Precious
Derico, Kayle Derico and Jada Dickens.
Ms. Janae Johnson danced beautifully to the inspir-
ing tune "I Never Could Have Made It Without You", Ms.
Aloro Barnes sang "Amazing Grace" and family and
friends gave many kind expressions.
Among the family members attending the 60th
Wedding Anniversary Celebration were: Ms. Rebecca
Brooks and Mrs. Dorothy Mann, sisters of Deacon
Cotton; Mrs. Faye Bell Cotton, niece of Deacon Cotton;
Mrs. Vasceil J. Emanuel, sister of Mrs. Cotton; Mr. and
Mrs.. George Brown, Quitman, GA; Mr. and Mrs.
Peter Jackson, Tampa, FL; Reverend Salmon Hollis, Jr.
and granddaughter, Albany, GA; Mr. and Mrs. Arthur
Hollis, Atlanta, GA; Harold Hollis, Orlando, FL; Deacon
and Mrs. Stephen Johnson, Ft. Lauderdale, FL; and
Reverend and Mrs. Emanuel, Orange Park, FL.
The Cottons have been blessed with five chil-
dren(Mrs. Everlena C. Derico (Reverend Evander, Jr.);
the late Henry A. Cotton; Reverend Alfred (Mrs.
Denise) Cotton; Mrs. Janice Gober and Edward (Mrs.
Bertha) Emanuel), sixteen grandchildren and seventeen
In 1948 they were also listening to Hopalong
Cassidy on the radio. On television there was the Ed
Sullivan Show, Douglas Edwards anchored theCBS TV
News and the Louis vs. Walcott fight was sponsored by
Gillette for $100,000. The Kinsey Report (Sexual
Behavior in the American Male) was released. A car cost
$1,550, gasoline was 26 cents per gallon, a home cost
$13,500, bread: 14 cents per loaf, milk: 86 cents per gal-
lon, a postage stamp cost 3 cents, the average Annual
Salary was $3,600 and the Minimum Wage was 40 cents
"We never could have made it without you!"
Ms. Steven Johnson of FLt.
Mr Cotton' Ou-of-Town Family.
Mrs. Cotton's Out-of-Town Ewnily
Mrs Cotton's sisters Rebecca and Dorothy.
The Barneses with their daughter. In rear is Rev. Salmon Hollis Jr.
The Cotton Great-Grand&
The Cottons with their children.
Deacon Cotton with his sons Edward and Rev.Alfred Cotton.
The Cotton's Grandchildren.
Deacon and Mrs. Cotton
The Cottons on their wedding day August 15,
Mrs Cotton with dheAnniversay Cake
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Roland Martin Says Palin's
Appeal to Whites
Award-winning journal- appearing on a variety of
ist, author and political shows,- including "The
commentator, Roland S. Situation Room,"
Martin visited Jacksonville "Anderson Cooper 360,"
this week. On Martin's visit "Lou Dobbs Tonight," and
to the Southside campus of many others. In August
Florida Community College 2007, he joined Essence
at Jacksonville he discussed Magazine as a special corre-
the upcoming presidential spondent, writing a bi-
election and religion, monthly column and a daily
Martin is the author of blog on Essence.com.
Listening to the Spirit Prior to Martin going on
Within: 50 Perspectives on stage he met with local jour-
Faith, and Speak, Brother! nalists of color. The Florida
A Black Man's View of Star posed a question con-
America. cerning the problems in
He is a commentator for some states with a shortage
TV One Cable Network and of ballots and voting
host of "The Roland S. machines in black commu-
Martin Show" on WVON- nities that lead to long lines
AM/1690 in Chicago.'He and otherss not being able to
is also a CNN Contributor, vote: Asked if he felt that
there were enough safe-
guards against this problem,
he responded with a pity "I
He also responded to a
question about the why
Obama isn't further ahead in
the polls, much to the puz-
zlement of some political
"Because he's black,"
There seems to be a
surge by some religious
leaders to blur the lines
between church and state.
Martin is one of the few out-
spoken commentators to
address what he feels is the
hypocrisy of religion and
politics and the serious role
that religion plays political
Martin also questioned
why the religious right, con-
servatives and evangelicals
are obsessed with abortion
and homosexuality but are
silent on John McCain's
cheating on his wheelchair-
bound wife and Sarah
Palin's daughter being
unmarried and pregnant.
Martin also question
Sarah Palin's new reference
to "Joe six-packs," "Soccer
Moms" and "Nascar
Dad's." He said he feels
that Palin's references are
designed to appeal to white
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By Rych McCain
Photos: Screen Gems
He is quite popular
with the ladies from
his staring roles in
Stomp The Yard and
This Christmas to
name a couple but his
off screen charisma
and charm are the real
thing. Columbus Short
stars as police officer
Danny Wilensky in the
new Screen Gems
Pictures horror film
Quarantine. This is a
different type of role
for Short so what was
his reaction to being
on the set of a horror
film? He responds, "It
was eerie. I've never
done a movie like this
before so it was a new
experience for me. You
know being in a
heightened sense of
fear for long periods
of time but we made it
fun iri between takes."
Some of the film's
that this situation actu-
ally happened in real
life to add to the hype
but Short dismisses it.
"No it didn't' actually
happen but it could
and that's what's scary.
It's like Blair Witch.
That didn't happen but
it could." He is refer-
ring to the people in
the film who become
infected with a virus
and go berserk. Short
explains, "It is a high-
level concocted virus
that was man made
where the rabies symp-
toms come rapidly and
quicker than normal.
The people are still
alive but they are
indeed infected with a
high level heightened
state of rabies. Will
Smith was dealing
with the same type of
man made viruses in I
Am Legend, so it's
kind of that same type
Hollywood, when you
see a "Brotha" or
"Sistah" in a horror
flick, you know what
is coming. Short
dies, but I am not the
proverbial "first" to
die. I hang tough and
I'm in the whole
movie." This role will
Short's career toward
the more lucrative
waters of broader
cross-over type roles
that are not typically
offered to actors of
color. Short expresses,
"I did this movie for
many reasons and this
movie led to another
movie that I have com-
ing out later this year
called Armored which
I am the lead and it is
a hard core action film
Matt Dillon and Jean
Reno. This movie
will open me up to a
newer audience that I
didn't have and not
necessarily an urban
audience. I try to do
roles that are not writ-
ten for black actors.
My name is Danny
Wilensky and this role
was written for a white
actor. So I've been try-
ing to break that barri-
er down into one of
the movies in the road
to doing that. I did
four movies last year
so this is the first of
them to drop and
you'll see the progres-
sion as the year goes
How does Short
handle his sex symbol
appeal and ladies man
image with his adoring
female fans of all col-
ors? Again he laughs
at the notion, "I deal
with it in stride man
because it's all lights
and glamour; it's all
hype but you know but
it hasn't hurt. I do rec-
ognized that it has
in securing some type
of audience that hope-
fully- will come with
me such as the Stomp
The Yard audience
with the girls ages 10
to 25. These girls are
going to grow up with
me and come with me
on my career. They're
going to follow me
when I go into my
more mature roles
Off set, Short is
quick to point out his
poker skills. He gets
with his poker buddies
two nights per week at
his house and their
houses. Short spouts,
"I came up big in
Vegas for my birthday
(Sept. 19)." When I
mentioned how good
fellow actor Mekhi
Pilfer is on the poker
table Short issued a
"Mekhi is going to
have to come through
Short one day and I'll
take his money." That
sounds like a match
made for serious poker
fans to savor!
Ke Ke Palmer (The
Longshots) has a new
TV Show titled "True
Jackson VP" on the
The show will pre-
miere on November 8,
2008. Check your local
listings. Of course Ke
Ke is a part of Rych
Family of Child/Teen
wishes go to child
actress' Kylee Russell
She is 12 years old on
October 8. Of course,
Kylee is one of Rych
McCain 's Personal
Family Of Child/Teen
and good thoughts go
out to the family and
friends of Bob Jones
who made his transi-
tion to our elders last
week. Jones was a long
time Publicity VP for
Motown Records and
later for Michael
Jackson whom he
wrote a book about.
Look for the return
of rapper GDep who
has dropped his. new
m i x t a p e
"The Hiatus" w/DJE
Nyce. On Monday,
October 6, 2008,
Parris Bennett wel-
comed 5 lb. 15 ounce
Egypt Bennett (a girl)
into the world in
will release A Royal
Christmas, her first
Christmas CD, on
Gems Pictures) stars
and Steve Harris.
Directed by John
Erick Dowdle. Written
by Drew Dowde and
John Erick Dowdle.
Produced by Julio
Fernandez and Drew
This is a remake of
last year's REC (short
for the red record light
on a film camera) that
was made and released
in Spain and became a
scary hit throughout
Europe. The theme is a
little worn i.e., a man
made virus that gets
loose in an apartment
building turning the
occupants into raving
zombies. Will Smith's
I Am Legend dealt with
the same thing. Then
you have a horror flick
and someone with a
recording it. Didn't we
see that in "The Blair
Witch Project"' and
copied again in
"Cloverfield? Now if
you can get past all of
that; this is a pretty
intense film and will
give you a scare ride
for your Halloween
season buck! Go see it
but don't pee on your-
Pictures) stars Drew
Lopez, Andy Garcia,
Piper Perabo and
Directed by Raja
Gosnell. Written by
Analisa Labianco and
Jeff Bushell. Produced
by Steven Nicolaides,
John L. Jacobs and
This is a cute film
that has taken the box
office by storm. It will
gross over $100 mil-
lion easy! Chloe is a
Chihuahua who gets
lost on the streets of
Mexico City with no
clue. She is captured
by illegal dog fight
promoters and helped
to escape by a street
smart German Shepard
named Delgado. The
film brilliantly cap-
tures the sounds,
sights and essence of
Mexico with a good
plot and outcome. It
even promotes animal
adoption in a positive
way. A couple of the
dogs may be a little
intense for children
under five but this is a
great film for children
Hit me up at
So da aiki
(Love and work)
Top Rated Primetime Programs Among African-American TV Homes,
Week Ending September 28, 2008
1. NBC SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL, NBC
2. CSI: MIAMI, CBS
3. DANCING WITH THE STARS, ABC
4. THE OC, FOX
5., DANCING W/STARS SP-9/23, ABC
6. CSI: NY, CBS
7. GREY'S ANATOMY-THU 9PM, ABC
8., CRIMINAL MINDS, CBS
9. EXTREME MAKEOVER, ABC
10. DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES, ABC
Source: Nielsen Media Research
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perhaps use the same method that appeared to get her the governorship.
Included is a partial list of things that Palin said that were not true. She also
showed disrespect to the moderator and Senator Biden by telling them in advance
that she would not necessarily answer the questions. Some say disrespect, others say
it was a method to hide the fact that she did not know. The untruths:
1. FannieMae/Freddie Mac she said McCain pushed it for reform.
2. Fundamentals are strong: McCain has said at least 16 times that the funda-
mentals of the economy are strong.
3. Partisan politics McCain has voted with Bush 90% of the time.
4. Taxes Attack She keeps saying Obama voted 94 times to raise taxes.
5. Tobacco Regulation McCain pushed but he voted not to increase tobacco
6. Spending Increases She said Obama purposes new spending but failed to
mention the tax cuts to balance it out.
7. Health Care She claims Obama plan is government run. Not true. In fact,
using McCain's plan of $5,000 would get only about one-half hour of medical treat-
ment in a hospital.
8. Health Care -Taxes would not go up under McCain His campaign acknowl-
edges that is not true.
9. Global Warming She has said she doesn't believe it is man-made.
10. McCain is consistent He does not tell every group the same thing.
There are more, but we will stop here with more to come during the last few days.
Conservatives from A-1
Senator McCain proposes, will cause additional taxes that Americans will have to
pay, even with the prices of housing lower there would be a need to make up the
Hopefully Americans all will come together and look at the truth and the pain we
will all feel if the practices that have been used in Washington continues and we
lose, all because of racism. Look at the last debate. The Ohio undecided gave
Obama higher points but still said if an election was held right then they would
vote for McCain. This election is important. It's about you, me, us.
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Letter to the Editor
Dear Senator Obama,
Over the last year you've enjoyed unprecedented support from a political base that
was eager to see a neophyte face among the mire of dried up old Washington politi-
cos. Through the tough primary season, you came up smelling like fresh cut roses
and enjoyed more love from the media than any American black man ever has who
wasn't performing on a field, court or stage.
But recently, if current polls indicate correctly, it's become clear that you're not real-
ly running for president against Sen. John McCain, but rather his vice presidential
pick, Gov. Sarah Palin. Now, we're not writing you to prop her up at all. In fact, quite
the contrary. She's an empty politician who lies about her record and has nothing
fresh to offer and whose experience, which she constantly brags about, only proves
what a screw up she's been while in public office....
With that said, her popularity has made what many initially thought was a stupid
pick by McCain an absolutely brilliant one. It indicates that he's learned the FOX
News lesson: appeal to the lowest common denominator, grunt your patriotism, and
blather what a friend you have in Jesus.
Senator, this is a nation where fast food is actually a billion-dollar business, where
shows like American Idol actually get top ratings, but where people can't find the
country where we're fighting a war on a map. This is who the McCain campaign is
depending on. These are the same people who elected George W. Bush. Twice.
With his selection, McCain has reduced the American body politic from a critical-
ly thinking populace of informed voters to a group of 'Wal-Mart moms' who really
want a morning TV talk show host. And that's what he wanted because there are
more of them than the people you wooed with your "hope" and "change" media
Actually, that strategy worked because, after all, you even inspired "ObamaGirl,"
for crying' out loud. But with just a few weeks left to campaign, that modus operan-
di is old and tired. Your campaign needs a boost over your opponent's.
It's clear that you want to continue to take the high intellectual road, and that is com-
mendable. You've steered away from personal attacks and given respect to your com-
petitors. That is all honorable. But it's time, if you'll excuse me, to KICK 'EM IN
THE NUTS, MAN!!!!!
Republicans are very good at using the fear factor to get what they want. Bush used
it to get a costly, deadly war started; his father used fear of black men to beat Michael
Dukakis in the 1988 election; the late Sen. Jesse Helms used it against his opponent
Harvey Gantt to galvanize whites against "racial quotas." And now they are using the
same Birth of a Nation psychology against you.
Your insistence that McCain being "four more years of Bush" is not enough. You
need to point out one or more of several fear factors of your own:
1) That if McCain is elected, prolonged war in the Middle East, and possibly else-
where is certain. 2) That under a McCain White House, public schools will contin-
ue to diminish into underfunded, overpopulated uncontrolled houses of chaos.
3) That urban crime will increase back to levels not seen since the height of the
4) That wiretapping, monitoring and other erosions of civil rights that we should
expect in a free republic will increase until we are living in an Orwellian police state.
Can anyone say "Patriot Act?" 5) That if McCain is elected, and dies in office, then
the stewardship of this country and the leadership of the free world will fall square-
ly into the hands of Mary Ann from Gilligan's Island.
Now I do not expect, at this point, for you to be able to win back the "Wal-Mart
moms," that is, if you ever had them at all. They've been looking for one of their own
and any black dude who isn't Wayne Brady (when he's not pimpin') just ain't it. But
to win, you should look to the same voting base that put you on top in the first place:
Black folk, from region to region made the difference, but historically we've shown
that when we're neglected we become despondent and wind up not voting at all. You
should absolutely pit our votes against theirs, combining them with the base already
pledged to you.
To be real, your political roots are in the 'hood. That's someplace that McCain and
Palin know nothing about, but are arrogant enough to belittle. Yeah, if you want to
go there, we're talking about race (this is BlackVoices, after all). You have to get your
supporters out to register people and get them to the polls. Just wearing T-shirts is
not enough...black folk have to VOTE in order to get you into office.
All we're saying is toughen up, man up and fight back. People respect both intellect
and strength -- kinda like Vito Corleone. And if you gotta be a little gangsta to get
what you want, then nobody's going to stand in your way.
If you're not ready to consider these tactics, then consider the alternative: a country
whose culture has devolved into a landscape of superstition where there had been
reason; pseudoscience where there had been critical thought; fear mongering where
there had been rationale; tightly censored media where there had been a (relatively)
free press; and politically mandated allegiance where there had been a laissez -faire
If McCain wins, then we will wish for the days we joked about Bush's mispronun-
ciations. If you lose, we all lose.
Grow a pair.
Signed, An Aware Black Electorate
Councilwoman Glorious Johnson
YOUR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT TO VOTE:
EARLY VOTING .B
The right to vote is a constitutional right and voter participation
during this presidential election is expected to be extremely high. In anticipation of
the high turnout, the City Council enacted Ordinance 2008-384-E establishing 15
early voting locations and encouraging the voters of Duval County to take full
advantage of early voting sites.
The Duval County Elections Advisory Panel "EAP", a bi-partisan group of citi-
zens appointed by the Mayor, City Council and the Supervisor of Electiohs, at their
September meeting requested that the City Council introduce legislation strongly
encouraging voters to cast their ballots during the early voting period.
The Elections Advisory Panel expressed their high level of confidence that early
voting, combined with absentee voting, will alleviate election day pressures on
precincts and improve the voting experience countywide.
I encourage all voting citizens in the Jacksonville community to exercise your con-
stitutional right to vote. And especially utilize the early voting locations identified.
YOUR VOTE IS YOUR VOICE!!!
GET OUT AND VOTE EARLY!!!!!!!!!
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fearless approach to reality-based subjects!
I broke up with this girl two years ago. We both moved on but now J'
we've started talking as friends. During this time she had a baby by
someone else. I have a girlfriend but I take care of this baby as if it's
mine. My ex calls me sometimes and other times she curses me and
dogs me out but I don't say anything. I still have feelings for her as
if I want to be with her. What should I do?
Help Me Out Toledo, OH
If you want to be a wimpy man with no backbone keep doing what you're doing.
Otherwise, you need to decide if you're going to stay with the woman you're with or go
back to your ex for more punishment. It's good you're helping with the baby, but you need
to free yourself. You broke up with this woman for a reason and considering how she treats
you nothing has changed. Therefore son, you need to "man up" and keep it moving.
My boyfriend hasn't proposed to me yet and I'm tired of waiting. We've been together for
5 years and have 2 kids together. I cook, clean and sacrifice for him and feel I should have
the title of wife. I know he has commitment issues, but is it wrong for me to set an ultima-
Vita Jones Queens, NY
God didn't put you here to wear the title of "Miss Fool."You should've given your ultima-
tum before your first child was born. If he hasn't proposed by now, Valentine's Day won't
make a difference. Make your commitment desires known and stress the importance of set-
ting a manly example for his kids. If he doesn't do the right thing after 2 kids you're stuck
in fornication and only you can decide to stay or set yourself free.
My friend and I decided to share an apartment. In living together I've discovered things
about her I don't like. She's dirty and lies about not having her bill money. After six months,
I asked her to clean the tub and she got defensive and more so when I asked her man to take
out the trash. She shops and dines every day but I'm on a budget. I feel like I'm being used
and I'm stuck because her mom watches my son. I don't want this friendship anymore.
Should I feel this way?
Anonymous Online E-Mail
You're being used like toilet paper. Male or female, you see a person in their true light when
living with them. Evict your nasty friend immediately and find a roommate to rent her room.
Don't let the relationship with her mom be an excuse. You can always find someone else to
help with your son. The aggravation and stress isn't worth it. Again, give her the boot.
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specific plans include accentuating/Reliving the special features; Fashions, Fancy
footwork, and fantasies of the years 1959 and 1969. Registration fees for all atten-
dess will be $125 and will cover all events. All reservations should be in by May
19, 2009. Please make checks or money orders to: Murray Alumni Association or
Murray golden Jubilee, Plus IV, P.O. Box 4259, St. Augustine, FL 32085. Feel
free to forward pictures of special memories and other artifacts to be placed on
display. These will be placed in archives on permanent display in a special place
in the school. More news in the next growl. Gerald Euganks, Chairman.
THE FLORIDA COMMUNITY COLLEGE FOUNDATION and HON-
ORARY CHAIRS BETSY LOVETT and GILCHRIST BERG will host
FCCJ's annual fundraiser celebration March 7, 2009 at the College's Deerwood
Center. Guests will "set sail" toward Terminal Venezia Passeggeri in the intrigu-
ing city of Venice, Italy for a night of festive dining, dancing, music and enter-
tainment. Save March 7 on your calendar to join Betsy Lovett, Gilchrist Berg,
FCCJ President Steven Wallace and friends for a bon-voyage reception, silent
auction and non-stop fun, beginning at 7 p.m. Proceeds from the event will fund
student scholarships. The Deerwood Center is located at 9911 Old Baymeadows
Road. For more information on this year's scholarship fundraiser please contact
the Foundation office at 904-632-3237.
DOUGLAS ANDERSON HIGH SCHOOL classmates from all of the grad uat-
ing classes, from 1959 through 1969 are invited to attend a very important orga-
nizational meeting to be held on Tuesday, October 14, at 6:30 p.m. at Lillian
Saunders Center, located near the current Douglas Anderson School of The Arts
(off White Ave.). The purpose of the meeting is to begin planning for a GRAND
CELEBRATION in 2009 that will commemorate 50 YEARS since the FIRST
graduating class of 1939 graduated from the historical south side high school.
Therefore, the enthusiasm, support and talent that can be hoisted from each class
and its members will be crucial to the success of this Historical and Grandiose
occasion, envisioned to occur toward the end of December 2009. The anticipat-
ed celebration will encompass the existence of each and every graduating class
over the ten year period, 1959-1969. Every classmate is encouraged to be pres-
ent at this meeting and also become actively involved. Contact person is Coach
Nathaniel Washington: 765-2316 and 210-6422.
THANKSGIVING LUNCHEON FOR NEEDY SENIORS, November 25,
10:00 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. at The Wyndam Riverwalk Hotel located at 1515
Prudential Dr. in Jacksonville. The cost is $22 each for senior. Tables of 6, 8 and
10 are available. Checks or money orders should be made payable to "Senior
Life/Thanksgiving Luncheon for Seniors" (all donations are tax deductible).
Mail to: "Seniors", Radio Station WCGL, 3890 Dunn Ave., Ste. 802,
Jacksonville, FL 32218.
THE FAMU ESSENTIAL THEATRE OPENS ITS 2008-2009 SEASON
offers wholesome storytelling at its best. The season opens with Lynn Nottage's
Crumbs from the Table of Joy. This provocative comic melodrama exploring
social and racial issues in the 1950s is scheduled for October 15 through
October 19. Show times are 8 p.m. on October 15, 16, 17, and 18. Performances
are also available at 2 p.m. on Saturday, October 18, and Sunday, October 19.
Tickets are $12; $9 for seniors: and $7 for students. Admission is free for FAMU
students with valid ID. Charles Winter Wood Theatre located in Tucker Hall.
Season subscriptions and group rates are available. For more information call
the Essential Theatre box office at (850) 561-2425 or visit
OJ Got KOed!
There are some Black men in America that feel the
same way about white women as some white women feel
about Black men.
O.J. Simpson is no friend of mine, but the scandalous
way he was treated in the Las Vegas courtroom where he
was convicted of eleven various counts, including armed robbery and kidnapping,
is a judicial disgrace.
How many men, and women, have been told by their spouse or significant
other, "Don't leave this house"?
How many people have had their personal property stolen and vowed to do
what was necessary to get it back?
And how many men and women are in jail right this very minute based on the
false and self-serving testimony of haters, liars, financial opportunists and slimy,
Well, I don't know the answers to those questions but I do know what hap-
pened to Emmit Till when a white woman said he whistled at her.
I do know what happened to the Florida town of Rosewood and all of it's Black
residents when a white woman said a Black man looked at her.
I do know the history of Queen Victoria and how she sent army after army and
ship after ship to attack and colonize predominately Black countries!
As dumb and or stupid as O.J. Simpson may have been or may be now, even
O.J. knew what would happen if he were tried in a courtroom with a white female
judge and nine of twelve jurors were white women.
O.J. Simpson, according to his attorney Yale Galanter, got the "Big Payback"!
If you and your lady or your man get into a fight, reconcile and drop charges
against each other, oftentimes, no one gets time in prison. If your child takes your
credit card and runs up unauthorized charges and you chose not to assist in their
prosecution, the child doesn't go to jail either.
But if you're O.J. Simpson and you're found not guilty of killing a white
woman and stick around in America, sooner or later you'll be sent to prison regard-
less of your innocence or guilt! Please, an all-white jury in Las Vegas?
I love God and all of my neighbors, regardless of their race or gender, but I am
also smart enough to know which women to get close to and which ones to avoid
like the plague! (Gantt's book "Beast Too: Dead Man Writing" is coming soon.
Contact Lucius at www.allworldconsultants.net)
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From Actual Police Reports
Did You Hear About?..,
March 21st thru April 19th
The week looks set to be dominated by
one single matter or issue. A sure-fire
winner may turn into a bit of a dead-
duck. This could be a recent decision or
choice that was perhaps made hastily or
without full consideration. Alternatively,
it could be that recent developments
impact on something from the past. The
confidence to deal with it will come next
week! Your motto: Don't give up at the
April 20th thru May 20th
The week head starts off on a fabulous note,
but you're very likely to be too immersed in
your romantic or social zone to recognize the
potential improvements you could make in
your work zone. A focused mood from the
start is required, because as the weekend
approaches you'll find that the various work
based openings start to close down! Your
motto: Keep your feet on the ground!
May 21st thru June 21st
There's a little bad timing in the planets
this week: From Monday to Friday a
short-sighted approach is likely to be
counterproductive when it comes to a
work or school related matter. This
approach may prevent you from seeing
the wider picture, or it may encourage
you to inake rather ill-informed deci-
sions, but the weekend brings the clarity
that was lacking! Your motto: Look
beneath the surface!
June 22nd thru July 22nd
Strong influences pack quite a punch
this week, with. an emphasis on your
social life. It's not a bad thing to focus
on fun or to enjoy being the center of
attention, but in the background, perhaps
unnoticed at first, is a slightly judgmen-
tal figure close to home. Maybe you'll
be tempted to slack off at work or
school. If so, you'll get to hear about it at
the weekend! Your motto: Business
July 23rd thru Aug 22nd
It's a week that may seem a little frag-
mented, where nothing really comes
together. There's perhaps a lack of get-
up-and-go, but there is a strong sugges-
tion in the planets that you may tend to
resort to evasion tactics when it comes to
a fairly important work or school-related
matter. Facing it head on is preferable to
letting it drift indefinitely! Your motto:
Don't put off till tomorrow what you can
Aug 23rd thru Sept 22nd
An ultra serious mood is likely to
descend from the moment you open
your eyes on Monday. You may
experience minor obstacles as the
week progresses; this is likely to be
down to a rather inflexible and fixed
approach to work or school. You
may be perhaps too fond of playing
it by the book; in doing so, you
could actually reduce your options!
Your motto: All work and no play
makes Jack a dull boy!
i-im Sept 23rd thru Oct 22nd
Your mood is likely to be a little erratic
this week, thanks to rapidly changing
influences. You're likely to be blowing
hot and cold; you'll tend to send out
mixed signals, and to your friends and
family you'll come across as rather
unpredictable, perhaps even inconsis-
tent. It's not a great week to make any
major decisions or commitments! Your
motto: Actions speak louder than words!
Oct 23rd thru Nov 21st
Communications are likely to dominate
from the very start. The accent is on
what you say and when you say it.
Scorpios don't usually need to be
reminded to play their cards close to
their chest, but intermittent blundering
influences could have you either acting
or reacting prematurely. What may.seem
like a good idea at the beginning may
turn out to be a drag! Your motto: Count
to ten before you speak!
Nov 22nd thru Dec 21st
Cash matters, take center stage this week,
with some dips and troughs in amongst
the minor gains. This inconsistency is
less likely to be a result of one major pur-
chase or invoice, and more likely to be
down to rather careless management. It
will benefit you to keep on top of your
finances; be aware of what's coming in,
and more crucially, of what's going out!
Your motto: Don't spend what you
Dec 22nd thru Jan 19th
Early on in the week there should be a
feeling that life is getting a little easier. It
may be that a burden is lifted. It could be
that an opportunity to make some real
headway arises. It could be that you
finally get to clear the air with someone.
However, at the same time you may
believe that you could and should be
doing more, but is this true? Your motto:
Don't be so hard on yourself!
SAM Jan 20th thru Feb 18th
The start of the week may be quite chal-
lenging. A dent in your confidence may
arise out of a slight miscalculation.
Maybe you'll read too much into a
chance comment or development. While
the repercussions will be fairly minor,
you may decide to play it extra safe for
the remainder of the week, which could,
in turn, result in a missed opportunity on
Thursday! Your motto: Nothing ven-
tured; nothing gained!
Feb 19th thru March 20th
A bit of bad or unwelcome news at the
start of the week should be regarded as a
veritable silver lining. A positive
response to this development will be to
go straight back to the drawing board
and maybe start again or make those
adjustments. You may not feel as though
you have the energy for this, but there
should be an offer of help somewhere
along the way! Your motto: If at first you
don't succeed; try again!
October 11, 2008 October 18, 2008
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MYSTERY SHOPPERS BEWARE-An
Officer responded to 9501 Arlington Express Way
(sub 2) in reference to a fraudulent scam.
(Shoppers Report Inc.) The complainant advised
that she responded to a Secret Shopper Ad on the
internet. She was to receive payment for being a
mystery shopper. She received a letter advising her
to cash the check ($4,992) and pay herself $350.00
for salary and training. She was to send $1558
through Western Union and $2835 through Money
Gram. She made a deposit in her account at Bank I
of America on 9/27/08. The check was returned to
her as being counterfeit. She was advised to file a
police report. She did not receive any money from the check. The bank took the
money from.the account once the check was determined fraudulent.
CRASH INVOLVING A PEDESTRIAN LEADS TOTEN MORE ILLEGALS-
On 10/4/2008, Officer responded to a vehicle crash involving a pedestrian. An
investigation revealed "Al" (pedestrian) walked into the path of a vehicle. Further
investigation revealed the pedestrian is
an illegal alien who resides at Waller St.
with approximately eight to ten other
Illegal aliens. The pedestrian did not
posses any type of identification. He
also alleged that he could not speak any
English. The pedestrian, "Al," was
transported to the hospital by an ambu-
lance. "Al" was issued a Florida
S Uniform Citation.
OUTRAGEOUS BANKER- .On
left the scene, driving a small silver car,
witnessed by Officer D.
The complainant stated she is a Teller at
the Florida Telco. C.U. and she waited on the suspect this morning inside the lobby.
The suspect tried is a known account holder with Georgia C.U. and he frequents this
branch, trying to conduct business. The last time the suspect was at this business,
he was reportedly told not to return because of his outbursts. The suspect tried to
get service, but was told to leave by the witness and complainant. The suspect
responded by stating, "I'm Islamic, I'll blow all ya'll up." The suspect threatened
to return and kill everyone at this location. The employees took the threat seriously
and tripped the silent alarm. The witness supplied two copies of the suspect's I.D.
which contained an address. Three .
Officers waited in front of the suspect's
home. No one was home, within a few
minutes, a locksmith drove up to the
suspect's house and cut the lock.
Officers then had the locksmith call the
suspect and request he come home. The
suspect drove past his house.
The suspect looked in the officers' .
direction, and made a turn in a nearby J
d r i v e w a y I
The suspect started to accelerate until i
was ordered to stop at gunpoint. The.
suspect surrendered without incident.
The suspect stated he was a Secret
Service Agent as he was handcuffed
and made an immediate statement that
he wanted a laWyer. He and his bogus
lies were arrested and taken to jail.
NO PEACE FOR THE DECEASED -On 10/4/08, Officer was dispatched to
Restlawn Memorial Park located at 2600 Ribault Scenic Dr. in reference to a dis-
pute. Upon arrival, officer met with the complainant Ms. G in the business office.
She advised that she had a dispute with the 'J' family regarding a burial.
The complainant advised the disputing family made arrangements to bury Mr. J on
the same day. This was to be a "Drop Off", absent of any service. Restlawn had
prepared the site for service. The family agreed to
pay for the open and closing fee of $250 but did not
want to pay for a vault required by the State of
Florida in cremation placement. The 'J' family
informed Restlawn personnel that a pre-set vault
was already in the ground. Restlawn checked the
area and a vault was not found. The 'J' family
advised later that the vault was inside another fami-
ly member's vault. The complainant advised this
would have been a disinterment with required alter-
native procedures. The 'J' family arrived at
Restlawn Memorial Park and went directly to the
f burial site. They buried Mr. J's remains without the
direction or consent of Restlawn Memorial. They
also buried the remains without the State Required vault. Restlawn staff was noti-
fied of this by the 'J' family after the incident. When the complainant reminded the
family of the state laws and their policy, the 'J' family became irate and left. One
of the staff members checked the site and found that the remains were in-fact left in
the burial site. Prior to completing the investigation, the complainant and the
Officer paid a visit to the burial site. They discovered that the family had already
returned to the site and removed the remains. Further information revealed the fam-
ily never signed the interment Order & Authorization Form which is required to
have a proper burial at this location. The complainant asked that a report be written
to document this case.
OCTOBER 11. 2008
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Jaguar's Game Day .-
No Happy Ending for Jaguars Against Steelers
By MICHAEL BONTS
No last minute field
goals for the Jaguars this
week. Pittsburgh handed
Jacksonville a 26-21 loss
* Sunday night at
gave up 415 total yards.
Steelers QB Ben
309 yards passing and three
TD passes. The offense
took advantage of the
absences of injured starting
safety Reggie Nelson and
"We played hard, tough
but one of the biggest dif-
ferences is they did a good
job of clogging things up,"
Jacksonville head coach
Jack Del Rio said. "We
weren't able to do that and
their quarterback was out-
standing at the end."
Jaguars' QB David
Garrard finished 18 of 32
passing for 200 yards with
one TD to Marcedes Lewis.
Garrard has a touchdown
pass in nine of the last 11
games. He surpassed the
7,000-career passing yard
receiver Mike Walker pro-
duced career-high receiving
numbers with 107 yards on
six receptions with a long
of 32 for Jacksonville (2-3).
Walker had a 32-yard
reception, two receptions of
18 yards and receptions of
16 and 14 yards. He is the
first Jaguar to surpass 100
yards receiving in a game
this year. He averaged 17.8
yards on the six receptions.
Jaguars Running backs
Fred Taylor and Maurice
Jones-Drew combined for
26 yards on 15 carries.
Jones-Drew scored his 29th
career touchdown with a
one-yard run in the first
The Steelers were with-
out their top two running
backs, Willie Parker,
Rashard Mendenhall, but
still cranked out 129 yards
on the ground, with
Mewelde Moore finishing
with 99 yards on 17 carries.
"I knew he (Moore)
would be able to come in
and be just fine,"
Roethlisberger said. "We
all had confidence in him
that he could get it done
and he showed it tonight. It
was fun to see and watch
Roethlisberger in the first
quarter and returned it a
career-long 72 yards for a
Mathis has three career
interceptions returned for
touchdowns, the most in
franchise history, and a
franchise-best 23 career
interceptions. Mathis has
five interceptions against
Pittsburgh in six games
including three returned for
touchdowns. The return
against Pittsburgh was the
second longest in team his-
tory. Mathis recorded the
third longest in week three
this season at Indianapolis
with a 61-yard return for a
tackle John Henderson
played in his 100th career
game tonight as a Jaguar
and recorded his 25th
career sack. Defensive end
Paul Spicer registered his
first sack of the season and
26th of his career.
"(There's) guys around
him with guys hitting on
him, and he finds a way to
get the ball out," Spicer
said Spicer about the
BOOK: Long snapper Joe
Zelenka extended his team
record with his 117th con-
secutive game played and
surpassed Donovin Darius
(115) seventh place in fran-
chise history for most
games played... Josh
Scobee has scored in 46
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
OPPONENT: Kicker Matt
Prater made all three of his
field goals including a 55-
yarder, and Brandon
Stokley accounted for
Denver's only touchdown,
as the Broncos won 16-13
victory over the Tampa
Bay. The Broncos are near
the bottom in run defense at
134.0 yards per game
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By MICHAEL BONTS, Sports Writer tor The Florida Star
Photos by Nancy Beecher
Tigers' senior quarterback Kamau Leitner threw for two touchdowns to help Edward Waters roll over
George Mason for a 61-14-homecoming victory at Earl S. Kitchings Stadium.
It was a big day for coach Kevin Clark's seniors, as Leitner was 33 of 22 for 175 yards. He also rushed
for 25 yards and two TDs.
Senior Maurice Young caught three passes *
for 27 yards and a touchdown. Samuel Charles
led Tigers' receivers with two catches for 50
yards, one for a score. Junior Maurice Scott also
caught a 10-yard TD. .
Edward ,Waters had 386 yards of total ----
offense, 201 of them in the air. Trenttonio
Stewart added 103 rushing yards and one TD. Rondez Dennis contributed 44 yards on five carries.
The hosts led 44-14 at halftime over winless George Mason, a university club team.
The Tigers also added a touchdown on defense, on a seven-yard fumble return by Jose Cheesbrough, a fresh-
man out of Lee High School. Sophomore Johnat Johnson returned a punt 75 yards for a special team score.
On defense Greg Delaughter intercepted a pass. Senior Nadens Madeus led the defense with 10 tackles.
Rahsaan Barton and senior Astrel Moise each recorded three.
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won two in a row. Freshman quarterback Cesary
Wilborn, out of McNair High in Atlanta, saw his first
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to Alabama this week for a 5 p.m. kickoff against
Stillman in Tuscaloosa. Stillman (1-5, 1-4) is coming
off a 35-14 loss to Albany State and will be trying to
end a five-game losing streak. QB Darrell Nevis, run-
11 ning back Quinn Porter and receiver Kenneth Brown
S. lead the Tigers. Earlier this season EWC dropped a 43-
17 decision against Concordia College in Selma, Ala.
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