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Our Youth And
Crime This Week
Boy 16, Killed by 18 Year Old
Mejia Jr., 16
on October 13
in the court- Jeremiah Adams,
yd of his Jr., 18, suspect
Thomas Mejia, Jr., 16, yard of his
murdered apartment complex off of
Atlantic Boulevard. Several
saw the shooting and on Tuesday, U.S. Marshals helped
Jacksonville officers arrest Adams. According to
reports, Adams targeted Mejia.
Armed Robbery, Home Invasion
Benjamin Christop- Robert Garrett Darrius
Greene her Surrency Daniels Partridge
The five suspects above were arrested in Clay County
even though they are all from Jacksonville. Green,
Blanton and Surrency invaded a home and family,
Daniels, Partridge and a 16-year-old are charged with
First Coast Student Arrested
After Stabbing A Student
L L A 15-year old student at First Coast
High School was stabbed after accus-
ing Isaiah Phillips, 14, of stealing $4
from his backpack. The two students
began to fight during gym. According
to witness, the 15-year-old punched
Isaiah Phillips, Phillips in the face. At that point,
Phillips pulled out a steak knife and
stabbed the other student in his side. The wound is not
life-threatening. Phillips was charged with aggravated
battery with a deadly weapon.
According to reports,
rattlesnakes in this area
roam during this period,
looking for a mate. They
cross highways and water
ways in their search and
may be found in your
yard so, the Department
of Natural Resources ask
that you be careful
because even though they
don't wish to bite, they
Social Security benefits
will increase 5.8 percent
next year beginning in
January, 2009. This will
be around $63 more per
month for the average
person retiree receiving
social security benefits.
announced last week, is
the largest since 1982 and
about doubles the 2.3 per-
cent that was received
this past January.
Many are still con-
cerned that Social
Security will go broke
because the way it is han-
dled with such a predic-
tion happening around
2018 even though there is
enough to keep receiving
benefits until 2041.
and the Plumber
Lonzie Leath, The
Florida and Georgia
Many of those who
were undecided and
the last debate
between the two
Barack Obama and
was very comfort-
able in saying that
he was going to
beat Obama's "you
Senator John McCain and
Senator Barack Obama
The American dollar is hurting
know what" because he knew he had Joe the Plumber
up his sleeve. He was hoping that by having his cam-
paign and his running mate constantly saying that
Obama, at 8 years old, palled around with Ayers so
therefore he was a terrorist. His campaign has failed to
mention his many past asso- Obama Continued- A-7
Rev. Sharpton To Speak at Bethel
Bishop Rudolph .'Kis".ick. Jr.
announced that the Reverend Al
Sharpton will be the speaker at Bethel
Baptist institutional Church on Sunday,
October 26 for the 7:45 a.m. and the
10:45 a.m. services. The public is invit-
General Colin Powell
and African Hip-Hop
General Colin Powell while in London in a former Olu
celebration of African culture., former Olu
sang his hit Yahoozee. According to reports, he may
not have understood what the song was about but he
did understand the event was a celebration of African
General Powell has not stated yet who he will endorse
for the American presidency but he has said in the past
that he needed to learn a little more.
The last debate was held on Wednesday and now the
question is to Mr. Powell, do you know enough yet? If
he should endorse Mr. Obama, it will have a very pos-
itive effect on this race.
Georgia Sets Execution Date for Davis
, .^ Even though the NAACP requested the
.'. Supreme Court to hear Troy Davis' case,
they refused so, Troy Davis is scheduled
for execution in Georgia for the murder of
Troy Davis a police officer on October 27, 2008.
Comedian D L Hughley to Host Show on CNN
CNN announced that they will begin a
new "unconventional" weekend show
entitled, "D. L. Hughley Breaks the
News." The show will resemble Jay Leno
D L Hughley and David Letterman's shows.
Vote for Obama
By Marsha Dean Phelts: The Florida
Star, The Georgia Star
At 108 years of Age, she voted
early, for Obama. "I am going
to stay up late on November 4
Mrs. Blanche Arrington Cobb
is matriarch of six living gener-
ations of the Arrington and Mrs. Blanche Cobb, 108
Cobb family. She is the mother Years of Age, voted
(13) grandmother (26) and great
(35) great-great (41) great-Oldest Continued- A-7
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This man was seen rid-
ing his bike in Florida
earlier this week. If you
can't read the back of the
shirt, it says "N----r
please. It is the White
House."He has a McCain
/Palin sticker on the bike.
A British man was shot
3 times because he was
wearing a Pro-Obama
Rush Limbaugh says
that, according to
Huffington Post, "blacks
in general are lazy, angry,
and engaged in a 3
decades old plot to train
black children as mili-
tants against the U.S."
The conservative move-
ment and other groups
are not ready for the
change America needs to
be on the right track. So
who is teaching hate?
in Big Jax
Catch this model and
more at the Southern
Fashion Show spon-
sored by The Florida
Star and produced by
Agency this Friday and
Saturday at the Prime
The fashion line will
include the latest in
shoes, clothes, hair
styles and jewelry for
men, women and chil-
dren, including those
persons who are a plus
Enjoy the show, win
prizes. See story on
St. Vincent to Layoff 100
St. Vincent's HealthCare announced that after
employing a team of managers and doctors to identify
potential improvements and savings, it has been deter-
mined that they can be efficient with a cut of 100 jobs.
Those who will be leaving will be told within 30 days.
Gov. Crist Says Voter Fraud exaggerated
Gov. Crist said that his "fellow Republicans" may be
exaggerating claims of voter fraud in the state of
Florida. The Republican National Committee and
Senator John McCain have accused ACORN of fraud-
ulently registering people.
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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
Childwatch: Judging the Candidates on
by Marian Wright Edelman
President of the Children's Defense Fund
Action Council 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
on their backs.
CHERYL COWARD DISTRIBUTION
DESIGN AND WEB SITE EDITOR JAMES GREEN
Reporters/Photographers: Marsha Phelts, Carl Davis, Lonzie
Leath, Laurence Green, F. M. Powell, Michael Phelts, Richard
McLaughlin, Clarissa Davis, Andrea Franklin, Delores Mainor
Columnists: Ulysses Watkins, Jr., M.D., Ester Davis, Lucius Gantt,
Distribution and Sales: Dan Randolph, Pat Randolph, Abeye Ayele,
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nearly 400 House Members
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, please visit:
Faith In Our Community
K 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.
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.
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 the public to come and enjoy an Old Fashioned event. Call
904-353-7734 for more information.
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
attendance for these services. For more info, please call the
church at 355-3102.
ST. PHILIP'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH presents Edward
Waters College Day, October 19, 2008 at 5:00 p.m. The cel-
ebration 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 support 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
Officers, board and members Shown in picture: Illustriou
will host its Annual Illustrious Advisor Noble Ma,
"Successful Role Model" Moreland, V Govan, D. Hunte
Banquet on Thursday, October E. Hernandez Deputy of the O
23, 2008 at 6:30 p.m. at the Illustrious Commandress I
Community i Rehabilitation Missouri at the Imperial Se
Center Inc. of Jacksonville Rabia Court #25, Daughters
inside The banquet Hall locat- plaque for Commandress of
ed at .623 Beechwood St. in
Jacksonville. Since 1980, we have honored individuals from
the community for outstanding achievements, leadership and
their contributions in helping Jacksonville build a stronger
and healthier community. $100 savings bond will be present-
ed to six youth for their outstanding academic accomplish-
ments. 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 community, 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
Ask Us About Our
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FAMILY OWNED AND OPERATED
ALPHONSO WEST MORTUARY, INC.
4409 Soulel Dr. Jacksonillek. FL 32208
Tel: (9041 766-9671 Fax: (9041 766-2354
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$500.00 (includes your ad in our souvenir journal).
Individual tickets are $50. Please complete and submit 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 program 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.
WOODLAWN PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 3026
Woodlawn Rd., Jacksonville, FL. SPIRITUAL EMPHASIS
ACTIVITIES, Saturday, October 18, Spiritual Focus
Weekend/Retreat at 9:00 a.m. Leader: Rev. Pauline Haynes.
Retreat will end with Communion Service. Monday -
Wednesday, October 20 22, Revival Service at 7:00 p.m.
Guest Preacher will be the Rev. Herbert Shackelford. For
more information, ,call 904-768-5905.
MT. BETHEL MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH
located at 1620 Helena St., is having a Fall Carnival, Friday,
October 31st from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. there will be food,
fun, games, and prizes. Admission is a non-perishable food
RE-IGNITE THE FIRE -Jacksonville and surrounding
areas are invited to The 2008 Southeast AZUSA Street
Revival Conference; we are in expectation of a mighty
move and 'great outpouring of God's Spirit. AZUSA Street
Revival started over 100 years ago witli an anointed vessel
used by God, William J. Seymour. This Revival has encom-
pass the lives of over 600 million people. The United Church
in Christ in Jacksonville under the leadership of Bishop W.
A. Andrews, are honored to be the host church for the con-
ference. All services will be held at Vineyard Christian
Fellowship at 5860 Mt. Cormal Terrace (Southside area).
Service will begin at 10:00 a.m. on October 24th and 25th,
Friday and Saturday. Breakout sessions are Friday from 3:00
p.m. 5:00 p.m. Night service will be at 7:00 p.m.
THE SENIOR WOMEN'S MISSIONARY MINISTRY
cordially invites each of you to help us celebrate our Annual
Old-Fashion Musical. This occasional will be held Sunday,
October 26th at 3:00 p.m. at ZION HOPE MISSIONARY
BAPTIST CHURCH, located at 2803 Edgewood Ave., in
Jacksonville. this year we are featuring the H. Alvin Green
Memorial Alumni Chorale, AKA Mimes from One Accord;
and the Elite Mimes of Zion Hope Missionary Baptist
Church. This will be a spiritually filled program giving honor
to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Please make plans to
come and share in this memorable occasional. Also, there
will be an old-fashion dinner served for your delight follow-
ing the program. Call 904-764-9353 for more information.
s Commandress, Dt. Ruth McNair, Officers, Daughters, and
rcus Johnson. Daughters: E. Adams, J. Atkins, D. Duffee, F
r, T Harper, A. Blackshear, B. Rollins, M. Burton, T McClendon,
isis, and A. Clark. Photo by P Harrell (not shown).
Named Commandress of the YearRecently in Kansas City,
sessions. Dt. Ruth F. McNair Illustrious Commandress of
s of Isis, Oasis of Jacksonville Desert of Florida received a
f the year, along with the Court of the Year.
Listings are due the Tuesday before the next issue. Email
submissions preferred. Send to: firstname.lastname@example.org
ALLEN, James, 73, died
October 8, 2008.
AUSTIN, Clarence, 64,
died October 10, 2008.
BELL, Verna L., died
October 10, 2008.
BOYETT, Carl L., died
October 12, 2008.
Luenelia T., 81, died
October 9, 2008.
CHAVIS, Anthony, died
October 13, 2008.
DAVIS, Mrs. Vera, died
October 11, 2008.
DAXON, Louise, died
October 11, 2008.
DIXON, Nettie R., died
October 10, 2008.
ELLIS, Baby Javaris
Tequinn, Jr., died October
FINN, Emily, died October
GOULETTE, Lillian J.,
died October 13, 2008.
JOHNSON, James, died
October 11, 2008.
JOYNER, Ada B., died
October 12, 2008.
Geraldine, 83, died October
MEJIA, Thomas, Jr., 16,
died October 11, 2008.
NELSON, Edward L., 18,
died October 11, 2008.
died October 10, 2008.
died October 10, 2008.
Ann, died October 8, 2008.
STAFFORD, Reffard E.,
Sr., died October 8, 2008.
STANFORD, Sarah, died
October 13, 2008.
WILCOX, Felecia, died
October 7, 2008.
WILLIAMS, Timothy, 73,
died October 11, 2008.
WILSON, Edward, died
October 11, 2008.
WISE, Sarah, died October
WRIGHT, Lloyd D., died
October 12, 2008.
K The Church Directory
"Come and Worship With Us"
New Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church
1824 Prospect Street Jacksonville, FL 32208
Sunday School ................................ 9:30 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship .......................11:00 a.m.
Youth Church 2nd & 3rd Sundays
(Old Sanctuary)...................................11:00 a.m "
Tuesday -Prayer Meeting...... ......... 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday Pastoral Bible Study .............. 8:00 p.m.
Rev. Eric Lee, Pastor "
Rev. Joe Calhoun, Pastor Emeritus : -
(904) 764-5727 Church -
Historic Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church
W orship Service................................................................. 10:00 a.m .
Church School...................................................................... 8:45 a.m .
Fulfillment Hour Bible Study............................................... 6:30 p.m.
Every 2nd & 4th Thursday....................10:00 a.m.-12:00 Noon
Joy Explosion Ministry........................................................ 6:30 p.m.
201 East Beaver St. (904) 355-9475
Rev. F.D. Richardson Jr., Pastor
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- 7:00 p.m.
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tere s Always Something Happening On The
City Kids Art Factory- A Dream Realized
The walls of both floors at the headquarters of City
Kids Art Factory (CKAF) were filled with masterpieces
of the Summer Camp participants at City Kids Art
Factory. Established in 1997 by founder and professional
artist Daniel R. Wynn to provide a safe place in a posi-
tive environment for kids to learn about art in their com-
munity, City Kids Art Factory continues to be a beacon in
the Durkeeville neighborhood. The programs provide area
students with the opportunity to participate in a quality art
program that would not otherwise be available. At their
recent Art Exhibit that featured the masterpieces of the
Summer Camp participants, Wynn spoke of the dream'
continuing. You could hear the joy and pride in his voice
as he spoke.
City Kids Art Factory Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit
organization dedicated to providing exceptional art activ-
ities and experiences that support the arts education of
youth ages 8-17 years with the goal to encourage interest
in the arts while providing consistent and professional
visual arts instruction in a location central to the commu-
Do visit their website at: www.citykidsartfactory.org.
There are so many ways that we can insure that this jewel
in Durkeeville continues.
A note from a reader: "In reviewing the article writ-
ten about the Durkeeville Historical Society Music Fest I
was happy to see all the pictures and the big write up on
the event. However there were some important facts miss-
ing. Please note the following: Pamela Singleton was the
organizer of the entire event and has been for the last two
years. Pamela is also the Vice President of the Durkeeville
Historical Society and spoke to the guests that night. The
picture that includes Pamela omitted her name in the cap-
tion only two of the three parties in the picture are identi-
Our thanks to the reader for the corrections and we
apologize for the omissions.
Crystal Rodriguez, Jerome Robinson, and Tiffany
MoiraSingleton with her grandmother Mr BeAsqueDavis and
_ great-grandmother, Mr. nezAsque.
Above: James Clark and Crystal Rodrige z
To the right: Geremiah Hickson.
Jerome Robinson and Crndl Rodnigue'
lIr. Madeline Scale,-Tavlor, CoCo Jones, and Mrs.
Michelle Danis Singleton.
Student artwork.by Shaquan West, Maria
Singleton, and Jonnae McC M Maria Singleton with her grandmother Mrs. BetyAsque Davis
__and her great grandmother Mrs Inez
-. .. Asque.
Maria Singleton, Kendra Ni'on, and
Maria Singleton and Jazzmin Jenkins
Danyel Clark and Crystal Rodriguez
MCs Jerome Robinson and Johnnae McClain, parent giving
testimonial, James Davis
Crystal Rodrigue, Jerome Robinson, and
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14-Year-Old Challenges Grown
Folks to Rock the Vote this Fall
(NNPA) She could have
spent her free time hanging
out at the mall with her
friends, going to the
movies, channel surfing or
texting the members of her
inner circle. Instead, 14-
year-old Chelsi Robertson
with the assistance of her
mother, Martha Robins,
have* organized a Voter
Registration Drive to
encourage New Orleanians
to get out and exercise their
constitutional right to vote
in the upcoming presiden-
tial election. Voter registra-
tion deadline in most states
was Oct. 6. Now activists -
young and old will work
to mobilize people to the
"I may be young and not
old enough to vote, but I
realize the significance of
the upcoming presidential
election and was concerned
that people were not regis-
tered to vote," the Ben
Franklin High School fresh-
man explained last week. "I
wanted to inform the public
of the upcoming deadline to
register to vote and encour-
age people to come by and
get registered...and also
have fun in the process. I
can't wait until I get the
honor and privilege of vot-
ing and hope that people
realize how important it is."
If young people were
looking for motivation and
inspiration to register and
get involved in this fall's
critical elections, they
should have found it in
Chelsi Robertson's unfet-
tered enthusiasm and
excitement about the
presidential race and other
important political contests.
The Stooges Brass Band
performed and free T-shirts
were given to the first 100
food and drinks were .also
provided for participants.
The drive was spon-
sored by Orleans Parish
Criminal Sheriff Marlon
Gusman, Michael Morris,
Mickie Bees Lounge, Ersel
Bogan, Stooges Brass
Band, Omar and Gina
Advertising, Pam Daschel,
and Lower Ninth Ward
Obama's New Small Business Rescue Plan
In response to
McCain's 401K pro-
posal, below is a
Burton calling on
McCain to support
Obama's New Small
Business Rescue Plan.
senior citizens to
from 401(k)s, and
believes we don't
have. to wait for
Congress to act to
provide seniors with
He's calling on the
Treasury Secretary to
and allow seniors to
delay these with-
drawals. He also
hopes that Senator
McCain will reconsid-
er his ill-advised sup-
port for Social
which suffers from the
very same problem he
is now trying to solve
since it would poten-
tially force seniors to
retire when the mar-
ket is down and their
Senator Obama also
calls on Senator
McCain to support his
new small business
rescue plan that will
credit and tax relief to
the men and women
who are creating jobs
in this troubled econ-
omy," said Obama-
Biden Spokesman Bill
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PAGE__ A- H TROTBR1,20
Dakota Fanning: Graces Another
By Rych McCain
Photo: Sidney Baldwin
She was her usual bub-
bly self making her way
down the red carpet for the
premiere of her new* film,
The Secret' Life of Bees.
This can be quite a
demanding situation with
dozens of still photogra-
phers screaming out your
name and barking instruc-
tions for different types of
poses along with the mov-
ing camera interviews
from the TV magazine and
web site shows to the print
media people. Like her fel-
low teen celebrity peers
i.e., Ke Ke Palmer, Miley
Cyrus, Rhyon Brown,
Vanessa Hudgens and oth-
ers, the. red carpet is a nec-
essary evil but can be fun
catching up with friends
and a networking tool as
At fourteen, life is on a
roll for Conyers, Georgia
native Dakota Fanning
who broke into show busi-
ness at age five with her
first job, a Tide commer-
cial. Fanning quickly
began booking more com-
mercials which lead to her
first TV appearance
(NBC's "ER") and movies.
Fanning's natural talent
and dramatic screen pres-
ence on both the big and
small screens has not only
landed her major co-star-
ring roles in films like
Trapped, opposite Charlize
Theron and Uptown Girls,
opposite Brittany Murphy;
but has given her the envi-
ous position of co-starring
with Hollywood's top male
hunks i.e., Denzel
Washington in Man On
Fire, Robert DeNiro in
Hide and Seek and Tom
Cruise in War of The
Fanning's latest film
The Secret Life of Bees
(Fox Searchlight Pictures)
written and directed by
(Love & Basketball),
(Biker Boyz), joins her with
an all-star cast which
includes .Oscar nominee
Queen Latifah, Oscar win-
ner Jennifer Hudson and
Grammy winner Alicia
Keys. The film takes place
in 1964, South Carolina
during the height of the
civil rights era.. Fanning
plays the role of Lily
Owens, a White child who
runs away with her black
nanny from her abusive
dad and they are taken in
by a black family of three
sisters, all with calendar
months for names. The sis-
ters run a family owned
bee business where they
oversee bee hives and
making honey commer-
Fanning is used to
being in the company of
major superstars but each
movie is different. What
was it like working with
this particular set of
ladies? Fanning lights, up;
"It was great. It was such
an unforgettable experi-
ence. It was incredible and
I absolutely loved every
minute of it. I didn't want
it to end." The TV and
movie going public have
literally watched Fanning
grow up on the big and lit-
tie screens. How has she
maintained her sanity and
balance? Fanning reacts,
"You know, I love every
minute of it. I hope it con-
tinues for the rest of my
life. It's definitely what I
want to do and it's really
given me so much."
What is Fanning look-
ing forward to doing that
she hasn't done yet consid-
ering at her young age she
has done and accom-
plished quite a bit? That
sweet smile lights up
again, "Oh, there is so
much. I really want to con-
tinue to do different things
and portray different kinds
of girls, It's wonderful and
I'm looking forward to
Because of her high
level of stardom as a young
teen, is there any pressure
for Fanning to out perform
her last role every time she
gets a new one? That pre-
cocious smile returns, "I
think you grow so much
from every movie each
time so I don't put it that
way for myself."
Queen Latifah and Dakota Fanning in The Secret Life
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
McCain 's Personal
Family of Child/Teen
* Happy Birthday
wishes go to child
actress Kylee Russell
She is 12 years old on
October 8. Of course,
Kylee is one of Rych
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-
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 ivith 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,
TWeek Ending October 6, 2008
1. THE OC, FOX
2. CSI, CBS
3. CSI: NY, CBS
4. DANCING WITH THE STARS, ABC
5. NBC SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL, NBC
6. CSI: MIAMI, CBS
7. DANCING W/STARS, ABC
8., CRIMINAL MINDS, CBS
9. VOTE 2008: ANALYSIS, ABC
10. FOX MLB NLCS GAME 3, ABC
Source: Nielsen Media Research
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Oldest Continued from A-1
great-great (2) grandmother. Blanche along with her late husband, Johnny Cobb, Jr. and their twelve children
moved to Jacksonville in 1941 from Blackshear, Georgia. Only their last child, Shirley was born in Jacksonville.
Last month Mrs. Cobb who was born on September 8, 1900 celebrated her 108th birthday with a grand party
among 200 loving family, friends and neighbors at the Clara White Mission. Each year her family honors her with
a birthday party. Through life she admonishes her children to "Stay together and look out for each other."
After thirty years of marriage to the love of her life Blanche Cobb has been a widow since 1950. Cobb an excel-
lent seamstress enjoys sewing. She makes all of her clothes including her suits. She also enjoys making quilts
and throws that she donates to the elderly living in senior citizens' homes. In recent years she was honored with
the "12 Who Care" Award for her volunteerism for feeding the hungry and the needy at the homeless shelter. At
the age of 100 Cobb soloed for the choir at the Joan Turner Thanksgiving Dinner.
Cobb has voted in the last 16 presidential elections. She encourages her children and everyone she meets to exer-
cise their right to vote. On record as the oldest registered voter in Duval County and the oldest active voter in
Florida, Blanche Cobb can barely wait for the results in the November 4 presidential election. In years past her
daughter, Helen Cobb Shields, carried her to cast her ballots early in the mornings at the polling place at Sallye
B. Mathis Elementary School and later at the St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church. However for this historic elec-
tion so eager was Mrs. Cobb about her opportunity to elect Barack Obama as President of the United States of
America that she opted to vote early. Cobb voted by mail and her vote has already been cast. Mrs. Cobb is proud
to have cast her vote for Barack Obama, she is constantly praying for the Obama family and plans to stay up late
to learn of the election returns. Senator Obama was notified by the Star of her vote and he sent her a "Happy
Birthday letter. She was even more happy and certainly will be watching.
Obama from A-1
iations like the Keating 5, Gordan Liddy and Acorn. He appears to be limited when it comes to what the American
people need to know, and that is about the economy so he brought in Joe the Plumber. What he failed to realize
is that investigative reporters would do research and learn that Joe was not a licensed plumber, that the company
does not make $250,000 a year, that Joe has a tax lien and most of all, that Joe 'the plumber' Wurzelbacher is relat-
ed to Robert Wurzelbacher, who is the son-in-law of Charles Keating of the Keating 5 Scandal for which McCain
was reprimanded by the U. S. Senate for his involvement in attempting to illegally influence government regula-
tors, according to Robert J. Elisberg's report. And even though McCain tried to avoid the economy questions, by
bringing in Joe, he brought in Keating oops, and he was not 8 years old when they actually were pals.
Obama attempted to respond to all of the rumors, even though McCain tried to 'talk loud, crack what he felt was
comical lines, and interrupt while he was doing so.
In the end, McCain did not "kick Obama's you know what." But people, don't get comfortable. Get out and
vote. This is America and our citizens often have second thoughts when they get behind the curtains.
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AMERICAN NEEDS A STATESMAN AT THIS TIME NOT ANOTHER
Capitalism American style, Vicious, greedy, violent, and excessively exploitative.
This is not the capitalism that the 1500 AD, English gentlemen perceived. The foun-
dations of capitalism were that the capitalist would have morals, and ethics that
would guide them in their activities to gain profits. The American Capitalist we see
today is bent on profits in any way necessary. They not only exploit their fellow
Americans they export their activities to the whole world. They do harm to all alike.
In America this is by any measure acts of terrorism and that of a traitor. Our
companies use the sanctuary and protection of American and its Constitution as a
base to use every one. The fact is that capitalism "Should Do No Harm!!"
The slash and burn scorched earth policy of capitalism American style has brought
our nation to a near destruction! They are not conducting business as a privilege from
the people but as a right just as powerful as the rights guaranteed to the individual
citizens of this great country
Yes, these companies are terrorist and traitors. They have destroyed the lives
and jobs of some 700.00 fellow Americans and severely wounded the lives of all
Americans. All Americans little and big can see this. Joe Six pack, Joe Plumber,
Hockey moms, sexist, racist, elitist, are all affected by this assault on our nation.
What is needed at this time is a strong leader, whom the powerful money people can-
not buy off. Now is the time for all good Americans to rise to the defense of their
American at this critical time needs a Statesman to lead our nation, not anoth-
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Dr. J. Alva Scruggs, BS, MS, MA, EdD
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Ask Deanna! Is an advice column known for its
fearless approach to reality-based subjects!
When does an ex-boyfriend have the right to disrespect an old
flame? My boyfriend and I split because we weren't compatible. I
thought we were on the same page until he started putting my busi-
ness in the street. He's talking about my credit problems, family
drama and he hurt me the most by telling his friends about my med-
ical hygiene problems. I feel I'm doing the right thing by ignoring
Elaine Los Angeles CA
Any man, whether married, single, dating or divorced that puts his woman on blast and tells
her business after a break-up is a punk. It's worse if they have children because he's disre-
specting the woman and his kids. You're doing the right thing by giving him a deaf ear.
Now you're able to see more about his character that led you to break up in the first place.
Keep holding your head high because in the end, he'll still look like a fool.
I want to share with the readers my secret to a good relationship. My husband and I get
along just fine because I stay in my place, respect him as a man, and provide my womanly
duties of cooking and cleaning. I don't have to worry about him cheating and we settle our
problems by talking. Hopefully some of your readers can benefit from this tidbit.
Terri Thomas Dover, DE
Congratulations Miss Cleaver on your relationship that's perfectly in order. Indeed, two
people in a relationship have roles that must be fulfilled. However, what works for you may
not work for others because people and their expectations are different. Thanks for sharing
and continued success to the both of you.
You know what bothers me? When I'm in public spending my money somewhere, it annoys
me when there's a loudmouth arguing on a cell phone. To make matters worse, managers at
restaurants and stores are too scared to address the problem and the rest of the customers
have to suffer. Other than assault, what is a conservative way to deal with this problem?
Rebecca Houston, TX
Sounds like you're just as scared as the managers to address the problem because you did-
n't do anything either. Anyway, why not say excuse me and ask the annoying person to
leave. If you're not that bold and it bothers you so much, contact the manager. Then again,
two can play that game and you can become a nuisance too by picking up your phone and
talk just as loud. You know, this is not rocket science, look over them and keep it moving.
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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.
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.
35th ANNUAL EQUAL OPPORTUNITY LUNCHEON -This year's guest
speaker, sponsored by AvMed Health Services, is Dr. Ian Smith, fitness expert
on VH1's "Celebrity Fit Club", medical expert, founder and best-selling author
of "The 50 Million Pound Challenge". Dr. Smith is also the host of his own
nationally syndicated radio show, Health Watch on America Urban Radio
Network. The Jacksonville Urban League will recognize individuals and corpo-
rations for their significant efforts in the areas of diversity and equal opportuni-
ty on Wednesday, October 29 at 12 Noon during its 35th Annual Equal
Opportunity Luncheon. The Luncheon, presented by Winn Dixie, will be held at
the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront. Contact Linnie Finley at 366-3461
to reserve your seat.
MAYOR'S OLDER BUDDIES (MOB) Celebrate at Metropolitan Park -
Hundreds of Seniors to Convene for Quarterly Meeting. Mayor John Peyton will
host the quarterly meeting of the Mayor's Older Buddies (MOB) program with
a celebration on Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2008, at 10:30 a.m. at Metropolitan Park.
This quarterly meeting includes a special presentation on the Digital Television
Transition. Lunch will be served. Reservations for lunch are required. Mayor
Peyton holds quarterly MOB meetings featuring topics pertinent to seniors.
Topics covered include the Medicare Prescription Drug Plan, volunteerism, lit-
eracy, and scams and fraud affecting seniors. Each quarter, more than 600 sen-
iors gather to participate in this program. For more information or to make reser-
vations, please contact the City of Jacksonville Special Events for Seniors at
BLACK EXPO POWER NETWORKING BREAKFAST presented by State
Farm Insurance Companies, Thursday, October, 23rd from 7:30 a.m. 9:00 a.m.
Speaker, Alfred E. Edmunds; Editor-In Chief of Black Enterprises; University
Club of Jacksonville; By Invitation only.
WINN-DIXIE KICK-OFF RECEPTION 7:00 p.m. 9:00 p.m. The Ritz
Theatre & LaVilla Museum. Theme: Putting On The Ritz...Hollywood Style
Dress like a Hollywood Star Best Dress Prize. Exhibits: Through Our Eyes
2008. Co-sponsors: Coastal Wine & Spirits and Swisher International
FLORIDA BLACK EXPO CLASSIC NIGHT OF SOUL presented by Blue
Cross and Blue Shield of Florida, 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Will Downing, EnVogue and
Mint Condition. $45, $55, & VIP tickets are $80. Tickets available at Times-
Union Center for Performing Arts; Times-Union Center Box Office,
Jacksonville Arena Box Office; ticketmaster.com or 904.353.3309. Co-spon-
sors: ADT Security & V101.3.
OCTOBER 18, 2008
Understanding Skin Changes During Pregnancy woman's body goes
through many physical changes during pregnancy, including a few that some women
look forward to, such as a healthy skin, thicker hair, and stronger nails. Some women,
however, experience other, not-so-pleasant changes caused by elevated hormone lev-
els, weight fluctuation, and other unknown factors.
Dark spots on the skin are common during pregnancy. Caused by an increase in
melanin-the natural substance that gives your skin and hair color-these discol-
orations occur in up to 90% of pregnant women and may be more prominent in
women with darker skin. Many women will notice dark spots on their breasts, nip-
ples, or inner thighs.
Darkening of the area around the eyes, nose, or cheeks is known as chloasma or
the "mask of pregnancy." Skin discolor-ation can worsen with sun exposure, so be
sure to wear sunscreen with a SPF of at least 15 and a hat with a wide brim. Dark
areas are harmless and usually fade within months of delivery, but they may not go
away completely. If you notice any new or fast-growing dark spots or moles, be sure
to tell your doctor.
Most pregnant women will develop "stretch marks" as their abdomens and breasts
stretch rapidly to support the growing fetus. A number of cosmetic products falsely
claim to prevent stretch marks from forming or help them go away. In reality, there's
not much you can do to avoid them. While most of the reddish marks will fade post-
pregnancy, stretch marks probably will not disappear entirely.
New, tiny red veins called "spider veins" may appear to accommodate the
increased amounts of blood in your system. They most commonly occur during the
first half of pregnancy and often show up on the face, neck, and arms. Redness usu-
ally fades after delivery.
You may develop varicose veins-a condition where the added weight and pres-
sure of the uterus slows blood flow from your lower body causing the veins in your
legs become swollen, sore, and blue. The following tips may help you alleviate some
swelling and soreness:
" Get up or move around from time to time if you have to sit or stand for long periods
* Do not sit with your legs crossed
" Use your desk, a couch, a chair, or a footstool to prop up your legs whenever possible
* Exercise regularly
* Wear support hose
While changes during pregnancy can seem significant, most will revert back to
normal or greatly improve after delivery.
For more information, the ACOG Patient Education Pamphlet "Skin Conditions
during Pregnancy" can be found at www.acog.org/publicaitons/
Today's News Brought to You
By Coo Coo The Black Clown
Is it just me or does it seem to you also that Jesse Jackson
and Al Sharpton are being pushed to the curb a little bit?
Once upon a time, so-called civil rights leaders and com-
munity activists were often called on to talk about issues that
impacted or affected urban American residents and commu-
Nowadays, when I watch CNN, MSNBC, Fox News or other major news networks
and news programs, Black radio and TV talk show hosts are invited more to discuss
Personally, I don't want a clown to explain how I feel about the trials and tribula-
tions of being Black in America! Nor do I want modem-day Chicken Georges, Jezebels,
Sambos and Toms analyzing what roads my people should take in their quests for equal
rights, justice, freedom and political respect!
This is just my opinion but most Black talk show hosts are comedians! They are
entertainers! They love to laugh at Black people and Black suffering.
I love a good joke as much as anybody but Black progress is not a joke. Economic
independence is not a joke. Self-protection and preservation is not a joke. And, the dev-
ilish subliminal effort to use African Americans is miss-educate each other is nothing to
laugh at or play with! Injustice is no laughing matter!
What prompted me to write this column was the fact that I was tired of hearing talk
show hosts constantly make fun of the misfortunes and mistreatments of their own broth-
ers and sisters.
When a brother or sister goes to jail, talk shows hosts are afraid to say something
about America's Kangaroo Court systems. Instead, they crack jokes about the Black man
or woman that was railroaded by judicial robbers with robes on.
It's easy to talk about Black people in court but it's hard for talk show hosts to make
fun of corporate klansmen when McDonalds is sued or Wal-Mart is taken to court for
discrimination or exploitation. It's difficult to talk about insurance companies that prof-
ited from the slave trade or collected thousands and thousands of dollars in premiums
from poor Black people and when those same Black people died, the insurance compa-
ny said their policies were worth little or nothing.
I wish all Black media outlets and media professionals success career wise and
money wise but no media outlet covers the Black community like the Black owned
/ "The Final Call" will never be sponsored by Wells Fargo. "The Gantt Report"
will never be brought to you by Verizon and the many informative and news worthy
independent web sites produced by Black people will never get much advertising love
from corporate America.
If Amos and Andy or Stephen Fetchit were on CNN talking about what's best for
you, you'd be outraged. But, a clownish talk show host on Fox News is all right.
To me, the funniest thing on Black talk shows are their whacked up, watered down,
boot licking editorials by handkerchief-headed commentators desperate to keep a job!
(Gantt's new book "Beast Too: Dead Man Writing" is coming soon. Contact Lucius at
PALM COAST ART AND CRAFT FESTIVAL at the Palm Harbor Shopping
Village, Palm Coast Pkwy., Palm Coast. November 22nd and 23rd, Saturday 10
a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Arts, crafts, gourmet sampling, food,
free parking, and free admission. For more information, call 352-344-0657.
EXTENSION SERVICE PRESENTS "HOLIDAY HAPPENINGS" -The
University of Florida Cooperative Extension Family and Consumer Sciences
Program and the Master Food and Nutrition Education Program will present a
series of three holiday programs, each at the Extension Office, 1010 N. McDuff
Ave. The programs will feature ways to maximize time, energy and money and
quick and creative holiday food ideas for busy families. Many tips on nutrition,
shopping and entertaining will be given. The first program "Christmas Dinner-
Fast and Festive" will be held on Tuesday, October 28th. Heatlthy, fast and fabu-
lous meal ideas will be featured. On Monday, November 3rd, "Gifts From the
Holiday Kitchen" will be presented. This program will feature simple recipes and
smart packaging to make gift giving economical and easy. The last program
"Holiday Hospitality at Its Best" on Monday, November 10th, will have a deco-
rative emphasis, showing easy ideas to produce a party that looks and tastes like a
celebration of the first order. Each program will be presented at 10:00 a.m. and
again at 6:45 p.m. There is a cost of $8.00 per class or $21.00 for all 3 classes.
PAGY R- TH STA OCTOBE 1820
October 18, 2008 October 25, 2008
ARIES Ir, LIBRA
March 21st thru April 19th | Sept 23rd thru Oct 22nd
The most important relationship in your life is
the one you have with yourself. That becomes
clear at the start of the week, especially if you
find yourself projecting disowned parts of your
life onto the people around you. Just remember
that taking responsibility isn't the same as tak-
ing on blame or taking immediate action. Use
the middle of the week to figure out what you
want. By Friday, you'll start to see ways to
achieve those goals, but don't decide on one
path just yet. Over the weekend, some of your
true feelings start to emerge, and they need
space in order to become apparent.
April 20th thru May 20th
Looking for answers isn't nearly as important as
making sure you're asking the right questions,
especially on Monday or Tuesday. When you real-
ly go beyond the superficial, you find that the
issues at hand have very little to do with what you
originally assumed were important. Wednesday
and Thursday are good times to consolidate the dis-
coveries you made earlier in the week, while on
Friday and Saturday, you'll find a myriad of ways
to address them. Wait until Sunday, however,
before you try to make any decisions about which
way to move.
f. May 21st thru June 21st
No matter how well you plan, you can never
be totally sure of the outcome, which is why
it's helpful to pay attention to all the matters in
front of you, big or small. At the week's begin-
ning, a small opportunity could turn out to be
much, much bigger than you had envisioned,
while by Wednesday or Thursday, it's clear
that something you had high hopes for turns
out to be less expansive than you would have
liked. Use Friday and Saturday to gather infor-
mation -- when you're in the flow, the right
stuff just seems to come to you. Sunday is a
good time to get in touch with family.
June 22nd thru July 22nd
You can get what you want, but first you have
to figure out what you really want on Monday
or Tuesday. That's not as easy as it sounds,
especially when you try and disentangle what
others want for you and what you think you
should want from your heart's true desire.
Wednesday and Thursday give you a better
sense of stability to help you figure out your
way, but beware of jumping to conclusions on
Friday and Saturday, where the phrase 'too
much information' is far too apt. On Sunday,
listen to your higher instincts -- they'll steer
you in the correct direction.
Ij -t LEO
July 23rd thru Aug 22nd
On Monday and Tuesday, you excel at starting
projects, but finishing them is best left to
Wednesday and Thursday. Just remember that
the excitement of starting something can be
exhilarating, but true satisfaction comes from
seeing it through all the way to the end. Friday
and Saturday are good times to think about all
your possibilities and the various ways you
can find to complete them, but hold off on
going down one path or another. On Sunday,
you'll receive a piece of information that will
tell you which way is truly the most- beneficial
Aug 23rd thru Sept 22nd
You have some yery specific wishes you
want fulfilled at the start of the week.
That's a special kind of pleasure, when you
know just what it is that you want. Be care-
ful during the middle of the week as you
pursue these goals -- remember you can't
control all the elements in your life. Friday
and Saturday, listen to the signals the uni-
verse is sending you. They may come in the
most ordinary, workaday forms, but that
doesn't mean what they're trying to convey
doesn't relate to all parts of your life. On
Sunday, if you let yourself, you understand
the meaning (and beauty) of 'go with the
Integration is the key word for this week, espe-
cially as you explore all the opposition and
polarities within yourself. Walt Whitman was
right: We all contain multitudes. On Monday and
Tuesday, let your assertive, take-charge side
come forward. You have more leadership skills
than you suspected. Wednesday and Thursday
are good days to be practical, business-like and
detail-oriented. Friday and Saturday, let your
inner flirt come to the fore. It's fun being the
belle of the ball. Why don't you do this more
often? Sunday, romance, connection, inner truths
-- those are all on the menu and more.
S... Oct 23rd thru Noi 21st
Smooth, charismatic, in control -- these are
all adjectives that can be accurately applied
to you. But how attached are you to this
image? During the first part of the week, let
yourself go with the awkward pauses, false
starts and all those bumpy parts of life. You
can't control them, and acknowledging that
frees up a huge part of your energy. The
middle part of the week is all about practical
matters. The more you get done, the more
time you have for fun on Friday and
Saturday. Your heart expands in an unusual
fashion on Sunday.
Nov 22nd thru Dec 21st
Getting your inner critic out of the way dur-
ing the first half of the week helps you feel
more relaxed and be more creative. You may
find this easier on Monday and Tuesday, but
on Wednesday and Thursday, this task might
prove to be more difficult. On Friday and
Saturday, your methods prove to be almost
too effective as you find ideas and concepts
simply flying out of your mouth. (Carry a
pad and paper so none of this potential
genius gets lost.) On Sunday, take a page
from the Italians and 'bel far niente' -- have a
great time doing absolutely nothing.
Dec 22nd thru Jan 19th
Having someone say that you need to relax is
one of the most stress-inducing statements
ever. So you don't need to relax, but you do
need to have more fun. Let yourself be sponta-
neous and irreverent at the start of the week.
It's business time during the middle of the
week -- take care of all thfe practical matters
that keep your life moving forward. On Friday
and Saturday, being silly helps you blow off
some steam, so gather some of your closest
friends and cut loose. On Sunday, you have the
sudden realization that taking care of your
spirit is the most practical thing you can do.
0e.* 1 Jan 20th thru Feb 18th
It's easy to see that you're creative in one area
of your life, but other channels may not be as
freely flowing. On Monday and Tuesday, iden-
tify the areas where you'd like to have more
energy, flexibility and inspiration. Then on
Wednesday and Thursday, make a plan of
attack and figure out how you can borrow
from one aspect of your life and apply it to the
others. On Friday and Saturday, participate in
activities that are fun, whether that means rock
climbing or hanging out at a community gar-
den. Use the last day of the week to enjoy
some peaceful time at home.
Feb 19th thru March 20th
Have you been letting someone in your life get
away with far too much? At the week's start, it's
time to see the truth. You may not need to have
a talk with them, but you need to be honest with
yourself. On Wednesday and Thursday, set new
standards of behavior for yourself and others.
Just remember that all change starts with small
steps, and it's the process, not the final out-
come, that counts. Let yourself have fun on
Friday and Saturday. Frivolity is a necessity,
not an indulgence. On Sunday, remember that
your feelings have as much weight and rele-
vance as rationality and logic.
AN APARTMENT INSPECTOR GRABS A
TENANT INAPPROPRIATELY On the
listed date and time, the complainant called the
police to report an alleged sexual battery. The
complainant reported that an inspector with the
Jacksonville Housing Authority (Section 8),
inappropriately touched her on the buttocks.
The complainant reported that on some
unknown date in July 2008, three inspectors
from the Jacksonville Housing Authority
arrived at the complainant's apartment to con-
duct an inspection. The complainant reported
that after the inspectors left, one of them had
returned and knocked on the door.
The complainant stated that she allowed
inspector Jim, B/M, 6-0, 30s, to re-enter her
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apartment. The complainant reported that when she turned around, Inspector Jim
touched her on her buttocks. The complainant advised that she immediately turned
back around, and observed that
inspector Jim had an erection.
The complainant reported that she
then asked the inspector to leave,
when he grabbed her by the arm.
The complainant advised that her
sister and friend were in the back
bedroom during this incident. The
complainant advised that the
inspector apparently heard the sis-
ter and friend talking and left the
.apartment. The complainant
Advised that she has not seen the
inspector since this incident. The
complainant kept referring to the
inspector as "Section 8" inspector.
When asked why she waited this
long to report the incident, she
stated that she's been dealing with
her mother, who is ill with cancer.
MAN TRIES TO CASH A
CHECK HE FOUND ON THE
Officer was dispatched to the Money Link Financial Center in reference to a person
attempting to cash a stolen social security check. The complainant, Mr. S, was
behind the counter waiting on the suspect Mr. S pointed toward the suspect.
Officer approached the suspect,
identified himself and detained the
suspect. He read the suspect his
Constitutional Rights and the sus-
pect stated that he understood. The
Suspect was asked if he knew why
he was being detained, he stated,
"Yes, because of that check." Police
asked him why he would be
detained for cashing a check. He
stated the check did not belong to
him. Mr. S stated that the suspect
entered the store and presented the
check. The suspect stated his name
as Will K. but did not have any iden-
tification. The suspect endorsed the
check with the Name Will K. and
applied his thumb print to the front
of the check. The suspect handed
the check to Mr. S, and asked to
cash it. Mr. S accepted the check
and notified police. Officer interviewed the suspect. He asked the suspect if the
thumb print on the check belonged to him. Suspect stated that he put the thumb
print on the check and also signed it with the name Will K. to cash the check. Officer
did a record check. He found out that a Will K. did exist and lived with the suspect.
The suspect confessed that he found the check
on the street and tried to cash it, even though it
didn't belong to him. "The suspect was then
CASE OF STOLEN GENERATOR-
According to a victim, an unknown suspect stole
his generator from within his fenced backyard.
On a hunch, the victim located the generator at
EZ Pawn. The victim said he kept the generator
chained to his fence. The suspect cut his chain
to steal the generator. Police investigation
revealed the suspect attempted to pawn the
stolen generator at the listed pawn shop. The
victim found the suspect at the pawn shop and
confronted him about it. The suspect told him he
bought the generator from someone else for $100. He could not explain to the vic-
tim why he was trying to pawn it. Witness said he quizzed the suspect about the gen-
erator and he seemed to have a working knowledge of it, so he accepted it as a pawn.
He verified the ID of the suspect and completed the transaction form. Officer col-
lected the form as evidence and placed the generator into the property room. Officer
is going to locate the suspect and two subjects who were at the pawn shop with him.
Witness said he would try to get a copy of the store video. Case still in progress.
s From Actual Police Reports
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OCTOBER 18, 2008
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Sporns \\ riter
scored on a one-', ard run
and a 46-\ard TD. as
Jackonm ille defeated the
mnstake-plagued Deni er.
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lones-Drce had a sea-
sori-h1L'h 125 yardss on 22
carries, hlile recording his
31st career TD.
The Jaguars earned a
se\ en-point \\in. their si\th
consecutive game decided
by seven points or less. The
Jaguars are the only team in
the NFL to have every
game this season decided
by seven points or less.
Denver suffered three
"Always when you take
the football away from
somebody it's big," said
Jaguars coach Jack Del
Rio. "You have to protect
the football as much as pos-
sible. We were plus two
today. Winning the
turnover battle is important
QB David Garrard
completed 25 of 34 passes
for 276 yards with one
touchdown. He has thrown
a touchdown pass in 10 of
the last 12 games. Garrard
hit eight different receivers.
Wide receiver Matt
Jones finished with seven
catches for 69 yards, the
second-most receptions of
his career. Jones has five-
plus receptions in five of
the first six games.
Tight end Marcedes'
Lewis finished with three
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The Jaguars have scored 124 points in the first six games with wins over
Indianapolis, Houston and Denver, the most points scored in the first six games
since 2006 (Photo by Nancy Beecher)
ful on his last 11 field goal
attempts since misfiring
from 37 yards at Tennessee
in the season-opener.
"I'm not going to get
overly dramatic," Del Rio.
said. "There have been
other games we needed to
win. They're all important.
You know I believe that.
We started in a little bit of a
hole to start the season.
We've fought our way back
twice. We got our record
even with a lot of football
ahead of us."
Denver QB Jay Cutler
was 21-of-37 for 192 yards,
with two touchdowns and
one interception for the
Broncos (4-2). Running
back Michael Pittman
gained 109 yards on 20 car-
"We're 4-2. There's no
need for everyone to panic
or anything," said Cutler.
"We still have New
England next week and a
bye after that. So we can
rest a little bit. We just have
to go back to the film and
look at it, be critical and
Denver added a field
goal to its total, as Matt
Prater drilled a 39-yard
kick with 8:40 left in the
With 9:19 left in the
game, Cutler threw a strike
over the middle to tight end
Daniel Graham for an 11-
BOOK: Jacksonville has
won three of its last four
games. Jones-Drew has
rushed for five touchdowns
this season...The Jaguars
won the battle of time of
possession 33:35 to 26:25.
Florence and Rashean
Mathis both recovered fum-
bles and safety Gerald
Sensabaugh posted an
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interception in Sunday's
win. Jacksonville leads the
all-time regular season
series with the Broncos,, 4-
3. Defensive tackle Rob
Meier was inactive against
Denver with a knee injury,
his first missed game since
Dec. 5, 2004 at Pittsburgh.
Meier has played in 128
games with 39 starts since
joining the club as a sev-
enth round draft pick in
2000. Wide receiver Mike
Walker was hospitalized
after developing a knee
infection. Walker has 12
receptions for 161 yards.
The Win could be a possible
AFC Wild-card tiebreaker
down the road, since the
Jaguars had previously lost
three games to conference
foes. Jacksonville doesn't
play an NFC opponent until
Nov. 9 at Detroit. The
Jaguars' next game is Oct.
26 at home against
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EWC's Game Day
Stillman Snaps Losing Skid at Expense of Tigers
By MICHAEL BONTS
TUSCALOOOSA, Ala. --
Stillman College had to fight
off a second half comeback
before snapping a five game
losing streak with a 20-16 vic-
tory over Edward Waters
Saturday in TuscAiloosa, Ala.
EWC quarterback Kamau
Leitner completed 20 of 43
passes for 272 yards with two
interceptions. He threw two
TDs. Trentt Stewart ran for 61
yards on nine carries. Stewart '
also caught three passes for 41 .
"Stewart was running through them and made some
key first downs for us in crucial situations," said Edward
Waters coach Kevin Clark. "He didn't get 100 yards again,
but played a great game."
Stillman scored all their points by halftime, to lead 2q-0.
"I gave our kids a good tongue lashing at the half. I told
them they were embarrassing the school and themselves,"
Clark said. "I told them that Stillman may be bigger than
we are, but we have more heart and can execute better."
The talk sunk in.
The Tigers rallied with two scores and one TD called
back because of a penalty. Edward Waters (2-4) drove 66
yards in nine plays for its first touchdown. On a fourth
down, Leitner threw an eight-yard touchdown pass to
Antonio Bellamy with 19 seconds left in the third quarter.
"Leitner showed the utmost leadership ability in that
second half," Clark said. "He really came on and showed
Bellamy finished with five catches for 41 yards. Johnat
Johnson led all EWC receivers with four receptions for 77
Edward Waters got the ball back when Rahsaan Barton
recovered a fumble by backup QB DeAndre Holley.
Leitner threw a 17-yard touchdown pass to Maurice Young
with 12:48 left.
Stillman QB Darrell Nevis threw for 226 yards and two
touchdowns, one rushing and one passing, despite busting
his thumbnail. Nevis hurt his thumb when Munir
Muwwakkil pressured him. Nevis completed 11 of 24
passes for 226 yards and two interceptions. He also rushed
for 58 yards on six carries.
With seven seconds left, Stillman's Quinn Porter to run
out the clock while taking an intentional safety.
With seven-tenths of a second remaining EWC tried a lat-
eral after the free kick, but Stillman recovered a fumble to
seal the victory.
Greg DeLaughter led the EWC defense with eight
tackles, six solos. Keith Brown recorded six tackles,
Muwwakkil and Nadens Madeus each had five. Rodney
Grant had four solo tackles.
Astrel Moise and Madeus each had an interception in
Holley scored from a yard out with 6:53 left in the first
quarter. Nevis led Stillman on a 71-yard touchdown drive
in the second quarter He scored on a nine-yard run with
9:01 left before halftime. Nevis hit Daron Clark in stride,
and the senior sped untouched for an 84-yard touchdown
with 1:01 left in the half.
TIGERS NOTEBOOK: Stillman won for the. first
time since a 38-12 victory over Miles on Aug. 31. EWC
had 24 first downs compared to Stillman's 19. Stillman had
413 yards of total offense, EWC had 315. Leitner was
sacked six times.
THIS WEEK'S OPPONENT: UNC Pembroke (6-1)
play host to Edward Waters in a 1 p.m. game on Saturday.
Travis Daniels ran for 16 yards for the Braves in last
Saturday's 36-14 win over West Virginia Wesleyan. The
freshman with the UNC-Pembroke picked up the 16 yards
on seven carries. He also had one catch for 22 yards. For
the season, Daniels has rushed for 225 yards and a touch-
down on 29 carries. He's caught five passes for 62 yards
and has one kickoff return for 26 yards.
NBA BEAT Miami and Orlando
By MICHAEL BONTS, Sports Writer
The Orlando Magic will face the Miami Heat in a pre-
season game at-7:30 p.m. Saturday at Jacksonville Veterans
The Magic finished last season with 52 wins and the
Southeast division crown. They also moved on to the sec-
ond round of the playoffs for the first time in 12 years,
eventually losing to the Detroit Pistons.
Over the summer, many changes also took place in
Orlando. Only 10 players return from last year.
Joining the team this season are free agent signees
Mickael Pietrus, Anthony Johnson, Dwayne Jones, Jeremy
Richardson and Mike Wilks. Another new face, Courtney
Lee, was selected by the Magic in the first round of the
NBA draft with the 22nd overall selection.
With these new additions, Coach Stan Van Gundy and
general manager Otis Smith believe the team has become
more a more athletic and defensive team while not sacrific-
ing their shooting ability. Smith, a Jacksonville native, is a
Forrest High School graduate and also played at
Jacksonville University from 1982 to 1986.
The Magic led the NBA in 3-point shots last season.
Saturday's game will also feature two recent Olympic
gold-medal winners, Heat guard Dwyane Wade and Magic
center Dwight Howard.
The Heat is coming off a 15-67 season. Wade missed 30
games with a knee injury.
Miami also has one of the NBA's top rookies in forward
Michael Beasley from Kansas State, the No. 2 overall pick.
Beasley has averaged 18.5 minutes of playing time during
the preseason. The Heat's roster also includes two former
Gators, forward Udonis Haslem and guard Matt Walsh.
Heat center Jamaal Magloire will reportedly miss at
least six to eight weeks after breaking a bone in his left
hand in the team's preseason game against the New Jersey
Nets. Magloire suffered a fracture of the third metacarpal in
his left hand during Thursday's exhibition loss.,
The Heat is coming offback-to-back preseason losses to
New Jersey. Before playing in Jacksonville, the Magic
plays at Charlotte Thursday night.
Miami opens its regular season on Oct. 29 against the
Knicks in New York. Mark Blount, Joel Anthony, and
undrafted rookie free agent David Padgett are the three
remaining centers on the Heat roster.
The Magic open at home against Atlanta, also on the
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Why aren't Crist and John McCain
campaigning in Black Florida?
* In the 2006 gubernatorial election, Charlie Crist and the Republican
Party aggressively campaigned in Florida's Black communities. As a
result, Crist got 18 percent of Florida's Black vote, double the average
for Republican candidates. Source: Florida Secretary of State
* Despite raising almost $200 million, the McCain campaign, the
Republican National Committee and the Republican Party of Florida
have purchased NO Black newspaper ads, and have run NO radio ads
on Black-owned or Black-formatted radio or TV stations statewide.
Tell Gov. Charlie Crist
and the Republican
Party that Black
Gov. Charlie Crist
400 S. Monroe St.
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0001
Republican Party of Florida
420 E. Jefferson Street
Tallahassee, FL 32301
Phone: (850) 222-7920
Republican National Committee
310 First Street
Washington, D. C. 20003
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OCTOBER 18, 2008
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