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City Witness Arrests, Police
Shooting, Rape, Stabbing
and More This Week
Arrest Made in Collier's Shooting
ing of for-
Tyrone Hartsfield, in o r
shooting suspect m e r
Richard Collier, Jaguar ichard Collier, who lost
player paralyzed from his ability to continue on
shooting injuries, the team when he was shot
14 times on September 2
while waiting in a vehicle after leaving a night club.
Arrested was Tyrone Hartsfield, 32, who had had an
altercation at a club on the Southside in April.
Hartsfield made a police report which is what helped to
connect him to the shooting incident of Collier.
Keith James, suspect
Keith L. James, 47, was
accused of raping his 23-
year-old passenger after
picking her up from the
Soho Sports Bar in
Arlington. Evidence of
sex was found. James
said it was consensual.
Jihan Borders and her
father, Charles Borders,
Sr. were found in their
home on Miriam Street
went to the home after
receiving a call from the
City Continued A-7
ISomething to Think About
The True Meaning of Senator Obama's Key
C- Is for Color-Black, white, yellow, red, all of God's
children must be fed.
H-Is for History- We have already made history, your
vote will complete the job.
A-Is for all- All people are included, Black men,
White men, Jews, and Gentiles.
N-Is for Now- Now is the time to vote, now is the
time to stand up and be counted as somebody.
G-Is for go-Go down in prayer; talk to God about our
Needs. Thank him for Trail Blazers like Dr. Martin
Luther King Jr., President John F. Kennedy, Ted
Kennedy, and President London B. Johnson, and
Please remember Senator Obama in your prayers.
E-Is for equal- Equal rights, equal opportunities, equal
pay for all men. E- is also for every- Every registered
voter get out to the polls; vote, speak loud, and clear!
A change will come.
State ................... A-6
Local ..................... B-1
by Eartha L. Brown
Victoria Roberts Victoria
Roberts, 21, caused them
to draw their weapons in
self defense as she
attempted to use her vehi-
cle against them. She had
already struck two pedes-
trians Sunday around
1:30 a.m. When they
tried to stop her, she
drove even more errati-
cally. She had a drug
arrest in 2006.
Dancing with the
Helping to raise funds
for the Clara White
Lawson of Channel 4,
danced at the Southern
Womens Show. She won
Port of Brunswick Workshop
Cargo Handling employ-
ees attended a workshop on
Colonel's Island, spon-
~- scored by the Port of
Much of the cargo that go
through the Brunswick port
r are cars, as the Porsche that
g is being used for training.
Early Voting Larger Than
Expected, Had Problems
Congresswoman Brown was the first in line for the
voters who stood in line at the Supervisor of Elections
Office in Gateway on day one of "early voting" but did
encounter problems. She had to wait for almost one
half hour for her vote to be certified and counted
because the machines were not operating properly. She
asked voters not to be discouraged and to please wait to
make sure your vote is counted. There were 11,970 vo
ters on day one of early voting in Duval County.
Who Runs the U. S. Senate?
The Vice President of the U.S.' main duty is to replace
the president if he is no longer capable of serving either
through death or some other reason. When an 8-year
old asked Gov. Palin what does a vice president do, her
reply was: "runs the Senate." This is not true. The
vice president can only vote in the senate if there is a
tie and normally appears in the Senate for ceremonies.
Changing Name of Forrest High
* The Duval County School Board will meet on
Tuesday to discuss the renaming of Nathan Bedford
Forrest High School. Forrest was a former Confederal
general and was the first grand wizard of the KKK. For
that reason, the school's name has been criticized.
MAD DADS is still working to assist the community in
cutting back on crime. Funds have been raised to assist
A in payments to those who give tips to
help locate violators. Their dream is to
II change the attitude regarding pitching.
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Mrs. Obama Visits
From Left: Von .Aleander, Tiffany Tisdale, and Mrs. Kim
McKissick with Mrs. Michelle Obama. More than 4,000
attended the rally in our city. Mrs. Continued on A-7
Past Zeta Leader Dies
The Zeta Phi Beta Sorority
7 suffered a great loss when
'- Mrs. Lullelia Walker
Harrison passed last week.
Mrs. Harrison was the 12th
International Grand Basileus
for Zeta and was one of the
main members who recruit-
ed The Florida/Georgia Star
owner to become a Zeta
while she was a Houston res-
Mrs. Harrison was well loved and respected in
Houston and throughout the Zeta world.
The Wiley College graduate was a civil rights activist
and a teacher who helped found Texas Southern
University in Houston where she received her second
master's degree. She was 95 years of age.
In honor of Mrs. Harrison's memory, members and
friends are asked to contribute to the National
Educational Foundation Soror Lullelia Walker
Harrison Endowment Fund.
Senator Obama Ceases Campaign
to Visit Sick Grandmother
Senator Barack Obama with his grandparents, the Dunhams'
Senator Obama left the campaign trail Thursday after
focusing on Florida with Senator Hillary Clinton. He is
holding a Jobs summit in Florida with governors, took
on national security in Virginia and as his wife
Michelle said while she was in Jacksonville, joined his
"honey" in Miami. But Thursday, he left for Hawaii to
see about his 85 year old grandmother who is very ill.
Florida Rejects False Light Tort
The Florida Supreme Court issued its opinion reject-
ing the false light tort in the case of Jews for. Jesus v.
Rapp. It also upheld the favorable lower appellate
court decision in a false light case which means such
will no longer be recognized in this state
National Award for Jax Author
USABookNews.com issued a release advising that oi
books published in 2008 and late 2007, one of the
"Best Books 2008 Awards is going to Jacksonville's
author Rodney Hurst, Sr. for his book, "It was never
about a Hot Dog and a Coke."
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So far, lacking an
"October Surprise" that will
dramatically turn the elec-
tion in their favor,
Republicans are gradually
shifting their attention from
William Ayers, "an old
washed up terrorist in the
1960s, to the Association of
for Reform Now, better
known as ACORN.
At the GOP national con-
vention in St, Paul, former
presidential candidate Rudy
Giuliani and Vice
Presidential nominee Sarah
Palin took delight in mock-
ing Barack Obama as a
Trailing in most major polls
and connected to George W.
Bush like Velcro, John
McCain has stepped up the
attack in the final presiden-
tial debate by linking
Obama to ACORN. McCain
claimed that ACORN "is
now on the verge of maybe
perpetrating one of the
greatest frauds in voter his-
tory in this country, maybe
destroying the fabric of
In an attempt to tarnish
ACORN, McCain and his
GOP allies are hoping that
we will not be able to see the.
forest for the acorns. But
ACORN is no stranger 'to
poor people or African-
Americans. As Maude Hurd
- the African-American
president of ACORN -
noted: "ACORN has been
building organizations and
among low- and moderate-
income residents in neigh-
borhoods throughout the
United States for 38 years."
"Neither ACORN nor its
employees have been, found
guilty of, or even charged
with, casting fraudulent
votes. What a McCain-Palin
Web ad calls 'voter fraud' is
actually voter registration
fraud. Several ACORN can-
vassers have been found
guilty of faking registration
forms and others are being
investigated. But the evi-
dence that has surfaced so
far shows they faked forms
to get paid for work they
didn't do, not to stuff ballot
Julian Bond, chairman of
the NAACP, was even more
pointed. "No one believes
registration authorities will
let 'Mickey Mouse' or 'Elvis
Presley' vote," he said at a
press conference called to
support ACORN. "But sure-
ly some partisans believe
that they can prevent quali-
fied voters from registering
or casting their legitimate
votes, that they can frighten
voters away from the polls,
and that they can win elec-
tions through their own
fraud and deceit and trick-
ery." Bond added, "We think
the American people are too
smart for that."
ACORN makes its own
case on its Web site,
Among ,the "key facts"
" 7 7. 1-7 M
listed by ACORN:
In order to help 1.3 mil-
lion people register to vote,
we hired more than 13,000
registration assistance work-
ers. As with any business or
agency that operates at this
scale, there are always some
people who want to get paid
without really doing the job,
or who aim to defraud their
Any large voter registra-
tion operation will have a
small percentage of workers
who turn in bogus registra-
tion forms. Their goal clear-
ly is not to cast a fraudulent
vote. It is simply to defraud
their employer, ACORN, by
getting a paycheck without
earning it. ACORN is the
victim of this fraud not the
In nearly every case that
has been reported it was
ACORN that discovered the
bad forms, and called them
to the attention of election
authorities, putting .the
forms in a package that iden-
tified them in writing as sus-
picious, encouraging elec-
tion officials to investigate,
and offering to help with
This has nothing to do
with 'voter fraud' nothing
at all to do with anyone try-
ing to cast an extra vote.
There has never been a sin-
gle reported instance in
which bogus registration
forms have led to anyone
voting improperly. To do
that, they would have to
show up at the polls, prove
their identity as all first-time
registrants must, and risk
jail. The people who turned
in these forms did so not
because they wanted an
extra vote, but because they
More brand new live.
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FM 1050-77 WHJX -and
FM 92.5, WFJO
"'Some, of our loc al shows include Andy Johnson,
Brother Stan the Union Man, Joe Lyles who
refutes Rush Limbaugh, Famous Democrat
Ramon Day, Truck, Clara McLaughlin,
Gorgeous Troy, Crisack's Focus Jacksonville,
Neal Mace, Ed Brady, Progressive Roots, 1: the
Indy Music Show!
Some of our n 6tional shows include
Ed Schultz, Thom Hartmann
Effective October 7, 2008', pick this line of talk
show hosts on
FM 105.7, WHJX and FM 92.5, WFJO
on their backs.
didn't care enough to make
sure eligible people got to
vote at all.
The goals of the people
orchestrating these attacks
are to distract ACORN from
helping people vote and to
justify massive voter sup-
pression. That's the real
voter fraud; the noise about
a small fraction of the forms
ACORN has turned in is
meant to get the press and
public take their eyes off the
real threat, while those hurl-
ing the charges are stealing
people's right to vote in
broad daylight. They have
already tried to prevent Ohio
from registering voters at its
early voting sites. In
Michigan, they planned to
use foreclosure notices to
challenge thousands of vot-
ers. And if this year is like
past years, they are prepar-
ing to use this so-called
voter fraud to justify mas-
sive challenges to voters in
minority precincts on
A report by Project Vote
put it best: "The claim that
voter fraud threatens the
integrity of American elec-
tions is itself a fraud."
George E. Curry, former
editor-in-chief of Emerge
magazine and the NNPA
News Service, is a keynote
speaker, moderator, and
media coach. He can be
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Faith In Our Community
K Schedule of Events and Services
CHRIST TABERNACLE MISSIONARY BAPTIST
CHURCH located at 2335 North Davis St., under the
leadership of Pastor Steve T. Wilson, Jr. wishes to invite
the community to our Fall Revival on Wednesday,
November 5th thru Thursday, November 7th at 7:00p.m.
Pastor Leroy Elliott from Chicago, IL will be our power-
ful gospel speaker nightly and the following Pastors will
be our Lecturer. Wednesday night Pastor Mariko Billups
of King Solomon Church, Thursday night Pastor Torin T.
Daley of First Baptist Church of Oakland and Friday night
Pastor A.L. Dennard of Friendship Baptist Church. For
more information, please call the church at 598-9101.
GOD IS ABLE -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 babysitting, 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 activ-
ities 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. The revival dates are
November 2 6, at 7p.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 strength-
en your spiritual walk. Saturday night, November 8th- a
soul stirring Songfest featuring six gospel groups, will be
held at the Times Union Center of the Performing Arts,
300 Waters Street, 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 informa-
tion, please call the Northside Church of Christ at (904)
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
services. 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.
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 item.
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 with an anointed ves-
sel used by God, William J. Seymour. This Revival has
encompass the lives of over 600 million people. The
United Church in Christ in Jacksonville under the leader-
ship of Bishop W. A. Andrews, are honored to be the host
church for the conference. All services will be held at
Vineyard Christian Fellowship at ,58,60 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 serv-
ice will be at 7:00 p.m.
THE SENIOR WOMEN'S MISSIONARY MIN-
ISTRY 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
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WEST FRIENDSHIP BAPTIST CHURCH
CELEBRATES SENIOR PASTOR 55 YEARS
OF PASTORAL SERVICES
West Friendship Baptist
Church will be honoring
their Senior Pastor, Rev. Dr.
Richard L. Wilson, Sr., on
Sunday, October 26, at our
morning services which
begins at 10:45 a.m. Rev.
Wilson has been our pastor
for 55 years. It is indeed an
honor to recognize him as
one of Jacksonville's most distinguished pastors of our
time. Rev. Bartholomew Banks, President of Progressive
M & E Baptist State Convention will be our host speaker.
Services honoring Senior Pastor Richard L. Wilson will
conclude Sunday afternoon at 4:00 p.m. with Rev. James
Sampson, President of the General Baptist State
Convention as our speaker, along with other notable min-
isters: Rev. Ernie Murray of St. Thomas Baptist Church
and Rev. Landon Williams, Sr., of Greater Macedonia
Baptist Church. Come and worship with us as we celebrate
a joyous occasion in our church's history. Call 786-9420.
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 spiritual-
ly 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 following the program. Call
904-764-9353 for more information.
Join us as we celebrate... LIFTING LITERACY TO
THE NEXT LEVEL -Lifting Literacy to the Next Level,
is a program that extols the importance of the written
word. It also recognizes people who have made significant
contributions to our community. The event will be held
Saturday, October 25, 2008 at 11a.m. in the St. Thomas
Family Life Center located at the corner of Moncrief Rd.
and Rowe Ave. Honorees include Nat Glover, Tony
Boselli, Dr. Theresa Hodge, Elnora Atkins, Sen. Tony Hill,
Rev. Rudolph McKissick, Sr. and Nat Washington. Among
the artists performing will be, Poet/Author Tangela Floyd,
Musicians, Fred McClendon and Michael Lane, Orator,
NayKierra Love, Choreographer, Tonya Brown, and
Author/Poet, Bettye Sessions. Rodney Hurst and Dorothy
Mitchell will serve as Master and Mistress of Ceremony.
For more information, contact Del M. Carter at 904-765-
3962. Our prayer is to see you there!
THE FIRST DELIVERANCE CHURCH OF JACK-
SONVILLE, 1957 W. Beaver St., with Elder Ernest
Vining, Pastor, presents "Mrs. Melody Patterson Jackson
and The Gospel Band" live in concert on Sunday evening,
November 9th at 5:00 p.m. If you love to Praise the Lord
and want to experience an,evening of musical bliss, join us
as we enjoy melodies with melody.
SUMMERVILLE MISSIONARY BAPTIST
CHURCH located at 690 West 20th St., in Jacksonville:
You are invited to join us as we celebrate our church's 108
Years and our Pastor's 16 Years Anniversary. This grand
occasion will be held on Friday, October 24, 7:30 p.m. and
Sunday, October 26, 4:00 p.m. Various churches of the
city will also share in this time of thanks, praise, and wor-
ship. Call (904) 598-0510.
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died October 18, 2008.
V., died October 18,
BELL, Vannetta 0.,
died October 18, 2008.
CLARK, Jessie Mae,
59, died October, 15,
DICKS, Elizabeth. B.,
died October 21, 2008.
FRAZER, Frank H.,
died October 15, 2008.
GROSS, Gertha Lee,
Sr., 89, died October 19,
HAGAN, Mrs. Tressie,
died October 15, 2008.
HALL, Hightower, 73,
died October 15, 2008.
HARE, Master Daniel,
died October 17, 2008.
Freddie, died October
88, died October 19,
PRESHA, Earlie, died
October 20, 2008.
Christine, 59, died
October 15, 2008.
SYKES, Ruth G., 50,
died October 17, 2008.
TAYLOR, Andrea, died
October 15, 2008.
TUCKER, Juanita M.,
died October 13, 2008.
died October 18, 2008.
WESTLEY, Joshua J.,
died October 16, 2008.
WHITE, Sharlene, died
October 18, 2008.
WILKES, Willie T.,
died October 20, 2008.
died October 20, 2008.
Ocheal, 5 months, died
October 18, 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. 0 ,
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------ 7:00 p.m.
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"There 's Always Something Happening
A Tribute to Mrs. Vera W. Davis
"We love you not only for what you are,
but for what we are when we are with you. a .
Most recently Mrs. Vera W. Davis was featured
when one of the honorees for the 2007 Women's
History Month Poster. At that time I wrote: "Retired
supervisor of curriculum Development for Duval
County Public Schools, Mrs. Vera Davis (a treasured
mentor of this writer) has had a history of being 'first'
in many arenas. She was the first female to win
a full scholarship through the National Elks
Organization, one of the first reading teachers in
Duval County Public Schools, one of three African
American to join the League of Women Voters and
the first African-American female high school
principal. Our paths crossed when she was the
dynamic and inspiring Y-Teen director for the A.L.
Lewis Branch YWCA. We learned so much about
being ladies under her tutelage. Her past and pres-
ent affiliations include Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority
and the National Council of Negro Women. Her
awards include the Governor's Challenge Program.
This was truly a well over due recognition and I per-
sonally appreciate .the Commission's not forgetting
such an influential person in the lives of young peo-
ple on the First Coast."
My friend, mentor, sorority sister and 'cuz' Mrs.
Vera W. Davis passed away last week and my heart is
so sad. Mrs. Davis had been an influencing factor in
my life for over fifty years. She and along with her
husband Dr. Nathaniel Davis have been there for our
family for both the 'highs' and the 'lows'.
Farewell my friend and thanks for all the good
you did for others during your journey here on earth.
How grateful we each are that Mrs. Vera Wooden
Davis was in our lives. We each are truly blessed!
To the right: Dr. Nathaniel Davis (center) with his
sons Curtis, Nathaniel and Charles along with his
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity brother, Sollie Mitchell.
Mrs. Vera Davis with
Matthew W Gilbert Faculty
The Davises at The Jacksonville Links Western Gala.
Mrs. Vera Davis with 2007 Women's History Month Poster Honorees.
The Davises with the presidents of Edward Waters College and Bethune cookman
University and Dr. R. L. Mitchell, former EWC prexy.
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Members and leaders of
the International Union of
Painters and Allied Trades
(IUPAT) will travel to cities
throughout Florida over the
next 11 days to rally support
for Obama/Biden as part of
the union's "It's About Us!"
campaign to encourage
President James A.
Williams and his staff will
travel in the union's black
and gold bus the union's
official colors -- to Florida
Gainesville, Orlando, Palm
Coast, Daytona, Ft.
Beach, Miami, Sarasota and
Tampa Bay. Mr. Williams
will then fly to the nation's
us Travels Florida
for Barack Obama
most hotly contested battle-
ground states, including
Michigan, Ohio and
"This election is the
most critical since the Great
Depression to the future of
working Americans," Mr.
Williams said. "The IUPAT
has always been one of the
most politically active
unions in this country, so
we re letting the road to
visit with working families
to get them excited about
this election and show them
how important their vote is
IUPAT leaders will also
Lansing, Toledo and
Cleveland, as well as
Pittsburgh and Scranton,
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Erica Hubbard: The Definition of
Beauty and Focus
By Rych McCain
Photo: ABC Family
She definitely garners
attention whether she is strut-
ting down the red carpet at
movie premieres, club pro-
motions and civic events or
just popping into a press con-
ference casually outfitted in
sexy tight designer jeans.
Actress Erica Hubbard is no
stranger to turning a few
heads but she is also educat-
ed, politically astute and has
vigilant control over her
career and goals. The
Chicago born and reared
Hubbard completed her BA
degree from Columbia
College in three years. She
started her acting career local-
ly at age nine doing commer-
cials for McDonald's,
Reebok, Sears, Kellogg's and
others. Hubbard co-hosted a
local Chicago TV show on
WPWR for children and
teens titled, Up 'N Running,
that won a local Emniy
Award and won her a
"Service To America award
from The National
Association of Broadcasters.
By Rych McCain
Our prayers, best
wishes and good thoughts
go out the family, friends
and fans of two giants in
the black entertainment
community who made
their transitions for our
ancestors. First was Levi
Stubbs, lead singer of
The Four Tops, the leg-
endary Motown Records
super vocal group. He
died in his sleep at his
Detroit home on October
17, 2008, after several
years of illness at age 71.
The Four Tops biggest
hits included; "Can't
Help Myself," "Reach
Out" and "Standing in the
Shadows of Love."
Second is the ever
Rudy Ray Moore aka
Dolelmite. He died on
October 17, 2008 due to
complications from dia-
betes at age 81. Moore
began his career as a
stand up comedian in the
late 1960's and gained
after co-writing and star-
ring in the 1975, signa-
ture blaxploitation film
"Dolemite." Moore took
his "XXX" rated humor
to high commercial
Hit me up at
So da aiki
Currently, Hubbard is co-
starring as Cassie Sutton on
the top rated ABC Family
Network TV drama "Lincoln
Heights. This season's debut
had its highest rated viewer-
ship of its three seasons on the
air. The show airs on
Tuesday at 8 p.m. (check
your local listings).
Hubbard's character Cassie is
involved in an interracial rela-
tionship with her boyfriend
Charles (played by Robert
Adamson). Does her on
screen romance elicit ques-
tions about her real life dating
responds without hesitation,
"Yes, yes; I get a lot of feed-
back on what do I think about
being in an interracial rela-
tionship and have I done it
before. They want to know if
I date African-American men,
how often I date Caucasian
men. A lot of people e-mail
me or if they myspace me,
they send messages on my
facebook asking those type of
questions." What does she say
to them? Hubbard laughs,
"Once I did date an Italian
guy when I was in high
school so I channel that expe-
rience into casting in
because Charles reminds me
of my ex that I dated in high
Hubbard continues and
observes, "When I date, I
don't look at a person for
their ethnicity, I look at it
from their heart. You know, if
he can treat me good then
hey, I'm your girl. I'll be your,
girl friend! But besides all of
that racial stuff, you see a lot
of that going on right now
with Barack Obama. Really,
to me it makes no difference.
I want to see if you have good
morals, good values, what
your character is like besides
all of this stuff and we need to
get over it." *
This show is a rare bird in
terms of its content. If the
opportunity to play this kind
of role does not come again
in a good amount of time,
will Hubbard make moves to
create her own roles with her
own projects? Hubbard con-
templates, "This situation is
pretty deep. "Lincoln
Heights" does cover some
deep issues and topics with
their storylines. I think there
are characters that can go
even deeper. I grew up on the
south side of Chicago in a
household of drug addicts.
You had to hide your purse
under you pillow and write
your name on your food in
the refrigerator and it still
may not be there and then all
kinds of people knocking on
your window all times of
night because they have to do
what they have to do in the
house. Yeah, I grew up with
all of that so I want to explore
that topic with more gritty
type material from growing
up in that lifestyle. And yes, I
have my own production
It is truly amazing and
admirable that a young sistah
could rise out of such sur-
roundings to become college-
educated and successful in
Hollywood. Hubbard shrugs
it off and says quite matter-
of-factly, "I just wanted
something better in life."
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Mrs. Continued from A-1
Mrs. Obama spoke at Jacksonville's Prime Osborn Convention Center
Wednesday, advising the crowd of more than 4,000 why it is important for her
husband to become the next president of the United States. She stated, as the
crowd chanted, "We love you," that under Barack Obama's leadership, things
will become better for the working class people of America, which would also
make it better world-wide.
After her stay in Jacksonville, she spoke in Gainesville, the university city.
City continued from A-1
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advised him that he had killed the mother of his child and
Police located Jones around 9 a.m. at Evergreen
Cemetery after receiving a tip.
When the officers arrived, they found Jones with a gun
which he was ordered to drop. He refused to do so, so
the officer shot him in the leg. Jones was then taken to
Alonzo Jones, suspect Shands HOspital and is now facing charges of murder.
Shands Hospital and is now facing charges of murder.
Polling Changes Made More than 60,000
Have Already Voted in Duval County
Voters all over America have shown an unprecedented interest in this presidential
In Duval County, two polling locations have been changed because of parking
issues and renovations.
The FCCJ Kent Campus, 3939 Roosevelt Boulevard has been moved to Grace
Church of Avondale, 1656 Edgewood Avenue.
The Oceanway Community Center located at 12215 Sago Avenue West has been
changed to Oceanvway Assembly of God at 12240 Sago Avenue West. Voters will
be notified and there will be someone at the old site to tell them of the new site.
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When the Southern Women's Show hit
Jacksonville's Prime Osborn Convention Center
on October 16 through the 19, it left more than
happy women in its wake, it also left dollars
behind in the community with a variety of charity
opportunities at the show.
The highly anticipated annual event designed
specifically for women came back bigger than
ever to celebrate its 21st year, taking over every
square inch of space in the convention center.
The consumer show featured areas of interest
to women, from fashion to health & fitness to trav-
el to home lifestyle. It featured multicultural fash-
ion shows, celebrity appearances, cooking demon-
strations, beauty tips, health screenings, decorat-
ing ideas and personal growth opportunities all
tailored especially for busy women.
What was new and most impressive was the
multicultural fashion show, "Lights, Camera,
Action, Fashion." The show was sponsored by The
Florida Star and managed, taught, and organized
by Mosaic Modeling and Talent Management
Company. The organizers of Southern Women Show voiced this
fashion show as their best, which was held at 5 on Friday and at
11 on Saturday morning. In fact, the organizers requested a
"repeal" for next year. and the ladies agreed to do so
Other outstanding events included Dancing with the Stars.
Jacksonmille Firefighters Car\\alk and Catlihn's Closet. The eIent
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men. The Southern Women Sho\\ an annual e ent that is worth
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fearless approach to reality-based subjects!__ i ,
I'm 34 and date older women. I have no motives behind my pref-
erence. I simply appreciate these women that have old school
values. Recently I have fallen for a younger woman but I find
myself dealing with a lot of frustrations. She's not where I feel
she should be mentally when it comes to friends, money, and
marriage. Am I comparing her to my past relationships or am I
just set in old school ways?
Regretting On-line Reader
You're very mature and you've learned a lot from the older women you've dated and
that's a good thing. With your age, wisdom and old school mentality a small group of
younger women can only offer you visual and physical stimulation that becomes old
after a while. If you want more stability and structure stick with what you know unless
you have time to be stressed trying to teach a young girl new tricks.
I disagree with teen dating and feel kids shouldn't have dates until they finish high
school All of the young teens in our family are dating and they are all a mess. The girls
are going through stress, crying and wearing a lot of make-up. The boys want to be
thugs and are going through many girls for the notches on their belt. I'm viewed as the
old maid in the family but my children are stress free because I don't let them date.
When is the right age to begin dating?
Anonymous San Bernardino, CA
With a good foundation teens can successfully have friends of the opposite sex.
Regardless of the word dating or relationship, the younger generation needs to learn
bonding and social skills as they interact with each other. Juniors and seniors do well
with dating becausetheir life skills are becoming sharp and defined. There is no set age,
but you need to loosen your strings because when your kids get out there, they may get
wild and cause you heartbreak.
My fiance cheated before we were married and I recently learned that he's still seeing
the woman he cheated with. I want to get out of the relationship but feel we should go
to counseling. I find it hard to forgive him because I'm scared he'll do it again. What
should I do about this?
Anisha Washington, DC
You had your warning signs before you got married and you knew what you were get-
ting yourself into. Most women that are in tune with their relationship know when their
mate is cheating. You should seek professional counseling not only for your marriage
but yourself as well. If it doesn't work you'll be able to breathe instead of sharing your
spouse or walking around being scared and worrying about a man.
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scheduled in Jacksonville and the surrounding area.
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.
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 VH '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.
JACKSONVILLE BRANCH NAACP Dr. Charles J. Ogletree, Jesse cli-
mauko Professor of Law, Harvard Law School is the featured speaker for the
Jacksonville Branch of the National Associaton for the Advancement of Colored
People 48rd Annual Freedom Fund Awards dinner on Thursday, October 30,
2008 at 7:00 p.m. at the Prime Osborne convention Center. "Dr. Ogletree is also
the Director of the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice. For
more information, please call Isaiah Rumlin at (904) 764-1753 or the
Jacksonville NAACP Branch Office at (904) 764-7578 or (904) 768-8697;
JACKSONVILLE ZOO AND GARDENS TEAMS UP WITH NEMOURS
CHILDREN'S HEALTH SYSTEM FOR THEIR 21ST ANNUAL -The
Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens announced its 21st anniversary celebration of
Spooktacular, on October 24-26, 30-31 and November 1st from 6:30 p.m.. to
9:00 p.m. Spooktacular is sponsored by Nemours children's health sys-
tem."Spooktacular has become the largest family-friendly Halloween event in
Northeast Florida," said Dennis Pate, executive director of the Jacksonville Zoo
and Gardens. "In addition to all the fun characters, entertainment, lighting and
activities, our festival has something that no other Halloween event has-exot-
ic animals. Some of our most popular animals will be on display throughout the
event enjoying their own Halloween pumpkin treats." New to Spooktacular this
year is the Pirates Cove (in Wild Florida), where seafaring men and women will
entertain guests and fend off the alligators. Families can also enjoy live enter-
tainment, music, dancing, food, and giant slides' and bounce houses in the
Pumpkinville Fairgrounds. Admission is $9 for the general public and $8 for
Zoo members. Coupons good for $1 off will be available at all GATE gas loca-
tions. Certain restrictions apply. For more information or to purchase tickets
online, visit the Zoo's Web site at www.jacksonvillezoo.org/spooktacular.
SAMPLE BALLOTS Mailed to Voters Thursday
The Duval County Supervisor of Elections Office mailed out 503,428 sample bal-
lots to Duval County voters on Thursday, October 16th. Sample ballots are sent to
inform voters of the candidates and the six proposed constitutional amendments that
will appear on the ballot for the November 4th General Election. It notifies voters of
their polling location and precinct number. The sample ballot explains to voters their
rights and responsibilities and lists the acceptable forms of identification to take to the
polls. It also reminds voters of the three ways they may vote: vote by mail, vote early,
or vote on Election Day. The sample ballot also contains a profile page showing state-
ments from each local candidate appearing on their ballot for voters to review prior to
If a voter does not receive a sample ballot, that voter may be one of the 75,469 inac-
tive voters in Duval County. An inactive voter is a voter that currently does not have an
updated address on file with the Supervisor of Elections Office. All voters whose
records were active as of Monday, October 6th will be mailed a sample ballot. Voters
who do not receive a sample ballot may visit our website, www.duvalelections.com, to
download and view their sample ballot. Voters who are visually impaired may call
(904) 630-6000 and listen to a recording as the entire ballot is read aloud. This record-
ing will identify the offices up for election and the candidates running for office as well
as the proposed constitutional amendments. For additional information contact: Tracie
Collier at (904) 630-1414 or www.duvalelections.com
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and community engagement, WWW.MYFIRSTVOTE.TV ensures content BY the
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country's future, but not fully aware of their strength as a whole.
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NAACP Legal Defense Fund
Settles Important Voting Rights Case and Allows
Voter Education Effort to Continue
(Tuesday, October 21, 2008 New York, NY) Today, the NAACP Legal
Defense Fund (LDF) settled the lawsuit it filed against the Alabama Department
of Corrections in federal court earlier this month on behalf of Reverend Kenneth
Glasgow. Immediately after the lawsuit was filed, the parties began settlement
discussions under which Reverend Glasgow last week resumed his non-partisan
ministry to eligible voters currently incarcerated in the state's correctional facili-
The lawsuit was filed after the Alabama Department of Corrections cancelled
Reverend Glasgow's ministry following the Alabama Republican Party's objection
to his voter education activities.
"Now I can continue the ministry that God gave me: helping to give a voice to
the voiceless by reaching out to people .in Alabama's correctional facilities who are
eligible to vote," said Reverend Glasgow. "The ministry is so critical because too
many in Alabama's correctional facilities who are eligible to vote don't know it."
While incarcerated six years ago, Reverend Glasgow joined a prison ministry
.that addressed the importance of personal and civic responsibility and restoration
as personal virtues and as cornerstones for one's community. He was struck by the
prison ministry's focus on exercising the right to vote as a means to restore an him
to his community and vowed to give back by starting his own ministry. Upon his
release in 2002, Reverend Glasgow founded The Ordinary People Society, a not-
for-profit organization in Dothan, Alabama. In 2004, the Alabama Board of
Pardons and Parole restored Reverend Glasgow's voting rights.
"Today's settlement ensures the result that we sought and that Alabama's con-
stitution and laws require eligible people in correctional facilities will be-able to
participate in Reverend Glasgow's ministry and learn about their voting rights
prior to close of registration for the upcoming November 4 general election," said
John Payton, LDF President and Director-Counsel.
Ryan P. Haygood, Co-Director of LDF's Political Participation Group at LDF
who represented Reverend Glasgow added: "This significant development
strengthens the integrity of Alabama's democratic processes by guaranteeing that
eligible voters who seek to vote will have their voices heard."
The NAACP Legal Defense Fund was joined in the lawsuit by Herman
Johnson, of Wiggins, Childs, Quinn & Pantazis.
ABOUT LDF: The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund (LDF) is
America's legal counsel on issues of race. Through advocacy and litigation, LDF
focuses on issues of education, voter protection, economic justice and criminal
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PALM COAST ART AND CRAFT FESTIVAL at the Palm Harbor Shopping
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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-
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celebration of the first order. Each program will be presented at 10:00 a.m. and
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From Actual Police Reports
Did You Hear About?...
: : All suspects are deemed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law. The Sheriff's Office reports are a matter of public record. The Star seeks to edu-
K r~. cate the community in the hope of keeping our community safe.
SUSPICIOUS NEIGHBOR CAUSES THIEVES TO LEAVE A FAMILY THAT FIGHTS TOGETHER GOES TO JAIL
EMPTY HANDED- Officer was dispatched to a residence. TOGETHER- Upon officer
Upon his arrival, he met with the witness. The witness stated arrival he was met by Mr. '.,
he heard a loud bang and looked outside his window. The M. Mr. M stated that he
witness observed two males standing by the side door of his came home, went to his -
neig h bor s room and locked the door. ;
house. The sus- He was sitting on his bed. .
pects were when Mrs. M came into a
observed going the room. She became
into the resi- upset at him and slapped
dence and the ,. his sweet potato pie out of
coming out of the his hands. He got off of
side door of the the bed and Mrs. M start-
house. The wit- ed throwing things at him.
ness stated he do He grabbed her and she
thinks the sus-.r T w bit him. They exchanged
pects saw him punches several times
looking out the until he left the residence.
window as they Mrs. M stated, she and Mr. M got into a verbal argument. He
were running became upset and started hitting her. He punched her sever-
away from the al times in the side and she threw things at him to get him
residence. The away. Witness # 1 and Witness # 2 were both present dur-
two suspects ran ing the altercation. They advised both suspects were
back to the wit- exchanging punches and throwing things at each other. They
ness's front door believed both parties were mutual in the battery. Police
and began to ring the door bell. The witness yelled through observed a few marks on Mr. M's face and arm as well as
the door to get away from his front door and that they better Mrs. M's body. The house was in disarray and it appeared
leave because he contacted the police. The two suspects things had been thrown around. Due to conflicting.stories
then proceeded to run behind the house and into the woods. from the suspects and the witnesses' statements, both sus-
Witness did not see anything in the suspects' hands as they pects were arrested and transported. The suspects are mar-
fled the scene. ried and live together as a family.
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Sport. \\ rier
The Jaguars have won
three of their last four
games and host Cleveland
Sunday at 4 p.m. at
ground game resurfaced in
a spanking of Denver just
before the bye week.
Maurice Jones-Drew ran
for 125 yards and a pair of
scores on 22 carries.
Fred Taylor needs 43
yards to reach the 11,000-
yard career-rushing mile-
stone. Taylor has rushed
for 242 yards in six
Garrard threw for 276
yards, one touchdown and
"If you had asked us
before the season, we
would not have wanted to
be 3-3 and would've been
upset if we were," said
Garrard, who has thrown
for 1,259 yards and four
touchdowns with four
picks this season.
Matt Jones leads the
Jaguars \\ ith 3(0 receptions
and in receimne \ards
with 338 this season.
BOOK: The Jags own a
2-3 record in the game fol-
lowing their bye week
under Del Rio...Jones- -
Drew owns 301 rushing
yards and five rushing
touchdowns this season.
He has also caught 21
passes for 184
Scobee is 11-for-12 in
field goal tries and has
made all 13 of his PAT's.
Jaguars center Brad
Meester 'is expected to
make his 2008 debut this
safety Reggie Nelson
missed the last three
games with a knee injury
and cornerback Drayton
Florence missed one with
a groin problem. Both
should be back this week.
Anderson and receiver
Braylon Edwards are
capable of putting up big
numbers. The Browns
handed Kellen Winslow a
"- "S -, ," *1 =i
Paul Spicer, No. 95, leads the Jacksonville defense that
will play Cleveland this Sunday. Rookie defensive end
Quentin Grovesa rookie, is tied with Reggie Haywardfor
the team lead with one and a half sacks.(Photo by Nancy
one-game suspension on
Tuesday as a result of the
tight end's negative com-
ments toward the organi-
zation and, specifically,
team vice president and
general manager Phil
Savage. The Browns are
coming off a tough loss
against the Washington
Redskins and have split
the last four meetings with
the Jags. Jacksonville
leads the all-time series by
an 8-2 margin.
By Fred Witt, Sports Writer
Dwight Howard had 26 points and 16
rebounds to lead the Orlando Magic to a 100-
92 preseason victory over the Miami Heat
before 12,110 at Jacksonville Veterans
Orlando (4-1) tallied for their fourth con-
secutive preseason victory. The Heat led after
the first period, 27-23.
The Magic previously called Jacksonville
their home for training camp but since moved
back to the RDV Sportsplex gym in Orlando.
Still, the Heat was the home team and was hop- b -b b
ing to notch their first win of the pre-season e w
under new head coach Erik Spoelstra.
A 24-6 run started with Howard's free
throw with 6:04 to play in the second quarter.
Guard J. J. Redick followed with a pair of 3- Miami was the home team and was hoping to notch their first win of
pointers, the pre-season under new head coach Erik Spoelstra. (Photo by Nancy
"Gotta get back in the gym (on Sunday)," Beecher)
Redick said after his 14-point, four 3-pointer performance against the Heat. "I've never missed five in a row in my life.
The Magic a 57-42 lead at halftime.
Miami surged ahead early taking their biggest lead of the game, 25-17 with less than two minutes to play in the first
Dwyane Wade, who finished with 29 points, had back-to-back baskets off steals midway through the third period,
cutting it to 65-56. He was 10-of-19 shooting from the field, while former UF Gator Udonis Haslem posted a double-
double with 16 points and 11 rebounds.
Orlando won despite hitting a mere 24-of-36 (66.7 percent) of their free throws.
Dolphins' McGregor Named
PFL Player of the Week
Freshman quarterback Josh ilcGregor threw a school-
record six touchdowns and the JU defense held
Morehead State to less than 200 yards of total offense as
the Dolphins got a big Pioneer Football League win, 40-
9.MSUhalfback Jerrod Pendleton (20) with JU defensive
players Jason Wood (4) and Robson Noel (14).(Photo
courtesy Morehead State)
Special to Florida Star Sports.
After throwing a school-record six touchdowns in
leading JU to a 40-9 rout of Morehead State on Saturday,
freshman quarterback Josh McGregor was named
Pioneer Football League Offensive "Player of the Week."
McGregor completed 16-of-27 passes for 319 yards,
his second highest offensive output of the season. The six
touchdowns is the most by a quarterback in the Football
Championship Subdivision this season and is one of just
five quarterbacks in all of Division I (FCS and FBS) to
throw for six touchdowns this season.
It's his second-highest passing yardage output this
season and the third time he has thrown for more than
250 yards in a game.
"Josh's performance was worthy of this honor," said
JU head coach Kerwin Bell. "We've been working with
Josh to make sure that he limits his mistakes and make
positive plays. He did everything we asked of him yes-
The outing pushed McGregor into a tie for second on
the school's single-season passing touchdowns list with
15. He is just five shy of tying the school record of 20 set
by Mike Sturgill in 2003.
He also has 1,608 yards passing this season, which
moves him into fourth on the single- season list and with-
in striking distance of the school record. Sturgill threw
for 2,060 yards in 2003 as a sophomore.
While his arm earned the honor, McGregor also
made plays with his legs rushing for a team- high 43
yards on eight carries despite being sacked twice.
McGregor and the Dolphins face San Diego in a key
PFL matchup on Saturday at D.B. Milne Field. Kickoff
is set for 1 p.m.
The EWC GAMEDAY
Tigers Can't Spoil Braves' Homecoming
By Mike Bonts, Sports Editor
PEMBROKE, N.C. UNC Pembroke built a 30-0 half-
time lead and went on to a 43-8 homecoming victory over
Edward Waters Saturday at Grace P. Johnson Stadium
"The Braves were a totally different team personnel
wise than the one we played last year. They had a big offen-
sive line the caused us trouble," said Tigers' coach Kevin
Edward Waters drove 60 yards in 12 plays at the end of
the third quarter. With 9:33 to play scored their only points
Antoni Bellamy caught a 10-yard pass from quarterback
Kamau Leitner. Leitner was 17 of 27 for 150 yards ands
sacked five times. Bellamy led the Tigers in receptions with
five catches for 59 yards.
Following the TD, Scott Peters caught the two-point
conversion pass from Dominiqe Grooms. Peters had three
catches for 20 yards. Trentt Stewart caught four passes for
"We could move the ball but kept stopping ourselves but
penalties and not converting on third down. We hurt our-
selves. We just have to put four quarters together," Clark
The EWC running game never caught any traction
against the Braves. Rondez Dennis ran for 20 yards on five
carries. Rena Jeanmarie ran for 11 yards on two plays. But
in the end EWC totaled -26 in yards on the ground.
The Tigers' Nadens Madeus averaged 43 yards on three
On defense Rodrigue Owens recorded 13 tackles to.lead
the visitors. Jose Cheesbrough had 10 and Muni
Muwwakkil finished with nine. Owens also returned an
interception 23 yards.
Quinton Warren, Jama Sheffied aand Madeus each had
"We also need a strong first half, no penalties and being
able to score in the red zone when we are down there,"
The Braves answered the Tigers TD with their own on a
seven-play, 71-yard drive.
Freshman Jamal Williams reeled in eight passes for a
school record 153 yards one for a touchdown and a rushing
TD. Quarterback Cory Smith threw for 169 yards while
going 11 of 16 and a TD to Keith Gore.
EWC NOTEBOOK: The Braves were looking for a bit
of revenge. Edward Waters defeated UNCP 31-28
Jacksonville last season. The Braves (7-1) tacked on their
fifth-straight racking up a school-best 488 yards of total
offense, including 308 through the air. Time of possession
belonged to the hosts, 45:34 to 25:04 for the Tigers.
THIS WEEK'S OPPONENT: North Greenville (1-7)
will host a Homecoming matchup with the Tigers at 2 p.m.
at Younts Stadium. NGU defeated Edward Waters 42-28
last year in Jacksonville and currently holds a 2-0 advan-
tage in the series. NGU beat EW 48-19 at home in 2006.
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7664 N Melissa Ct
Offered At $75,000
This Cozy 2 BR/2BA Townhome Is Waiting For A Buyer To Enjoy The Open Or Closed Patio
Area Located On A Pond With Lush Foliage Of Banana Trees And Wildlife Of Various Local
Birds And Water Fowl Species. Feed The Birds From The Bird Feeder. Come Home To
Relaxation After A Long Day Of Work.
2 Bedrooms Melissa Estates Subdiv
2 Full Baths Two Stories Style
0 Half Baths Concrete Block Const
NEED A BUYER NOW
Betty Asque Davis, GRI
Watson Realty Corp
615 Highway A1A
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082
Office: 904 285-6300
Office Fax: 904 285-5330
Office: 904 473-1502
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