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NAACP to File Against JSO
Regarding Police Shootings
Citizen Shootings Continue
d The NAACP State organization
C met with Jacksonville's
Undersheriff Frank Mackesy along
with other organizations in
Jacksonville to discuss police
shootings. The organizations, said
i their desire was to start a dialog
between the police and the Black
M . According to sources at the meet-
ing, Jacksonville has witnessed 46
police shootings in the past two
Florida's NAACP State President, Adora Nweze, years. Of the 46 shot, 38 were
sitting next to Dennis Wade, Executive African American. The Sheriff's
Committee of Jacksonville's NAACP.
osoffice said that 39 of the 46 sus-
pects that had been shot, were armed with weapons. Of the 39, 32 had guns.
Ms. Nweze said that she made the trip to Jacksonville to request a citizen's review
board that would investigate all police shootings. She voiced that the board should
have subpoena power and a budget. She understands that the State Attorney's Office
investigates all police-involved shootings to determine what laws, if any, were bro-
ken by the officer doing the shooting.
The meeting was held on Wednesday, a day that Jacksonville witnessed seven
shootings that were not police related. With such a NAACP -Continued A-7
OJ Simpson Didn't Take Plea Deal
Gets up to 33 Years. All Others
Except One Gets Probation
Four of the men who accom- ,
panied OJ to the hotel in Las
Vegas and charged with rob-
bery-kidnapping, were sen-
tenced to three to eight years
probation. The court heard a
loud protest from a sports mem-
orabilia dealer that they had
held at gunpoint in 2007. The
four had faced the same charges
as OJ and Stewart but 'accepted
a plea deal. OJ and Stewart did
not. Stewart received up to 27 10 J Simpson, 61, for-
years and OJ up to 33 years in mer actor & football
prison. They are appealing. star.
Jesse Jackson Jr.
Illinois Governor Rod
Blagojevich was arrested
Monday by the FBI after
they had spent much time
listening to tapes. The
tapes showed that Gov.
Blagojevich had planned
to sell the Senate seat
vacated by President-
According to informa-
tion received from
sources through the
Congressman- See A-7
DTV Road Show
Comes to Jax
The gigantic screen,
known as the "DTV
Trekker," is travelling
throughout the United
States to 'help educate
consumers about'the tran-
sition from analog to dig-
ital TV. There are about
637,410 households in
Florida with over-the-air
television. A change will
be made on February .17,
2009. The show will help
viewers understand the
.change and will be in
December 16 from 2 to 7
pm at WJCT-TV, 100
Festival Park Avenue.
Busn Signs Tfor
Civil Rights Coin
President George W.
Bush signed the legisla-
tion to mint a commemo-
rative silver dollar, mark-
ing the 50th anniversary
of the Civil Rights Act.
The measure was spon-
sored by President-elect
Obama and Georgia
The Civil Rights Act
was signed by President
Lyndon Johnson on July
2, 1964 to change the bar-
ring of restaurants, hotels
and other public facilities
from denying services to
Blacks. It also outlawed
tion against women and
The U.S. Mint will pro-
duce 350,000 of the $1
coins in 2014. Proceeds
will be donated to UNCF.
FAMU 100 At Inauguration
F ORIDA A&M UNIVERSITY MARCHING 100
'1 I 't V II R I i II
The) applied, the) practiced, they are going. The Presidential
Inaugural Committee announced that FAMU Marching 100 is
one of two Florida bands that will participate in the 56th
Inaugural Parade. J.P. Taravella High in Broward County is
the other participate. They must cover their own expenses.
Please help. FAMU-(850) 599-3491, Taravella-(754) 322-2359.
Auto Makers Big Three
The House approved $14 billion dollars
to rescue the auto industry. Republicans
in the Senate did not agree and demanded
that the United Auto Workers agree to
steep wage, cuts by 2009 in line with Kevin
Japanese carmakers. The UAW refused to Williams, 47
do so until the current contract expires in 2011. So, the
Kevin Williams was appointed GM's North America
Vice President and General Manager of Service &
Parts Operations, effective December 1, 2008. Is he
now out of a job? His promotion was to help get the
company on track. AUTO See A-7
573,000 Jobless, up from 515,000 last week,
Chicago Workers End Sit-in
The country has seen many jobs lost up to 573,000 from
515,000 in just one week. However, there was a group of
workers at Republic Windows & Doors, Chicago, who
would not leave, but staged a sit-in. They felt that the
American people had provided funds to Bank of America.
The company had always kept a line of credit with the bank.
However, the bank recently closed the line. The workers
said the bank should depart with the government funds to
keep their doors open or to pay the required salaries and
benefits. With the sit-in and an understanding of the law,
Bank of America finally agreed and the funds were dis-
Deal Signea ror
$300 Million Facility
An agreement to build a 90-acre, $300 million container com-
pany at Dames Point Terminal by Hanjin Shipping Co. of
Korea was signed Wednesday by Hanjin Sr. V.P. GS. Choi and
JAXPORT Executive Director Rick Ferrin. Hanjin is the sixth
largest ocean carrier in the world.
The facility is scheduled to be completed in 2011 and is expect-
ed to bring more than 5,000 direct or indirect jobs to the area
with an economic growth of $6 billion dollars.
The new company will be near the TraPac terminal which will
open in January, 2009,
Students, Seniors and Soldiers
to Benefit From Wal-Mart's Gift
Foundation and The United Services
to five local non-
profit groups in an
effort to help fill
budgetary gaps as
the worsening economy reduces corporate and govern-
ment donations. The money was distributed to The
Alliance for World Class Education, American Heart
Association, Florida Community College Jacksonville,
The Senior Life Foundation and The United Services
The event was held at the Wal-Mart store on San Jose
Morgan Freeman Honored,
Reception at the White House
Morgan Freeman was the recipient of the 31st
Kennedy Center Honors event, along with Barbara
Streisand, George Jones, Twyla Tharp, Pete Townshend
and Roger Daltrey. They were all recognized because
of their impact on America's culture through the per-
Secretary Rice hosted a dinner at the State Department.
Gala to Benefit MAD DADS
The D. W. Perkins Bar Foundation, the Jacksonville
NAACP, Brotherhood' of Police and Brotherhood of
Firefighters will hold The First Annual Holiday
Charity Gala to benefit MAD DADS and Mothers of
Slain Children Saturday, December 13 at the Prime
Osborn Convention Center. An evening of live
music, dance, door prizes, silent auction and dinner.
Call 377-2109 or 396-9282 for tickets.
Usher Welcomes 2nd Son,
Naviyd Ely Raymond, born
Wednesday, weighing 5-
pounds, 13 ounces.
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Dr. Julius Richmond-Creator of
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President of the Children's Defense Fund
Marian Wright EdelmanIn
July 2008, Dr. Julius B.
Richmond passed away at age
91 at his home outside
Boston. Dr. Richmond served
as U.S. Surgeon General
under President Jimmy Carter.
He was a pediatrician, profes-
sor of medicine, a child devel-
opment specialist, and a co-
creator and the first director of
Head Start. He understood
early on how crucial a quality,
comprehensive child develop-
ment program could be for the
physical, emotional and edu-
cational health of all chil-
dren-especially poor and at-
risk children. The millions of
children and families who
have been served by Head
Start since its beginnings owe
him a tremendous debt of
Dr. Richmond received a
medical degree from the
University of Illinois and
served as a flight surgeon in
the U.S. Army Air Corps dur-
ing World War II. After the
war, he returned to teach med-
icine at his alma mater. Long
committed to the well-being
of children, Dr. Richmond,
known to his friends as "Juli"
was 'active in child welfare
organizations from the begin-
ning of his career. In 1953 he
moved to the State University
of New York's Syracuse
College of Medicine as chair
of the department of pedi-
atrics. The Brown v. Board of
Education Supreme Court
decision one year later
inspired him and colleague Dr.
Betty Caldwell to begin study-
ing how poverty affected the
development of infants and
preschoolers. They discovered
that by the time children in
poor families were 18 months
old their intellectual and emo-
tional development, began to
slow down. Drs. Richmond
and Caldwell realized that
poor nutrition, the lack of
proper health care, and other
factors related to growing up
in poverty were already begin-
ning to affect these children's
ability to learn.
The doctors also realized
that exposing children to a
high-quality learning environ-
ment as early as possible
could make a difference in
minimizing and reversing
these losses. The vision began
to take shape as an innovative
early childhood program that
comprised quality education
teaching children letters and
colors but also providing
breakfasts and lunches, access
to health care, workshops for
parents, and all the needed
supports for poor families to
give their children the best
possible start. In 1964, Sargent
Shriver, the head of the then
new federal Office of
(OEO) in Washington, asked
Dr. Kicnmona to join mm at
the agency and to go to
Mississippi to develop two
public health initiatives that
would directly aid local fami-
lies. The first, which Dr.
Richmond began in 1965, was
Project Head Start.
As the first and only Black
woman lawyer in Mississippi
at the time, I experienced what
Dr. Richmond described as the
harsh resistance he and his
colleagues encountered as
OEO began establishing cen-
ters serving primarily poor
Black children. White protes-
tors threatened workers, and
churches and other buildings
that housed the centers were
targeted. But that didn't stop
Dr. Richmond, the Child
Development Group of
Mississippi, or other local
partners in the venture from
doing what they needed to do.
Within its first six months,
Head Start went national and
was serving 500,000 children
at 2,700 sites in Mississippi
and around the country.
A second OEO project Dr.
Richmond coordinated was to
establish a group of
Neighborhood Health Centers
to carry out the mission of
making health care more
accessible to low-income fam-
ilies. He returned to New York
in 1967 after nearly three
years as assistant director for
health affairs at OEO, and in
1971 moved to Harvard
Medical School as a professor
in child psychiatry and human
development and preventive
and social medicine. At
Harvard he also directed the
Judge BaKer Center, a non-
profit Boston organization
focused on children's mental
Dr. Richmond continued
promoting the health and
well-being of children and
families when he became
Surgeon General in 1977, and
was responsible for many
other innovative public health
programs including aggres-
sive anti-smoking campaigns
and a focus on disease preven-
tion. After serving as Surgeon
General, he returned to
Harvard and his research on
health policy and education.
In 2006, Harvard launched its
new university-wide Center
on the Developing Child with
a symposium in Dr.
Richmond's honor. The
Center now awards annual
Julius B. Richmond
Throughout his long com-
mitted life, Julie Richmond
inspired fellow doctors, count-
less students, and so many
others who care about the
healthy development of
America's children and the
advancement of families.
Head Start is just one shining
jewel of his very long legacy. I
am so grateful for all Dr.
Julius Richmond did for chil-
dren and for his personal
inspiration and support of the
Children's Defense Fund.
For more information
about the Children's Defense
Fund, go to http://www.chil-
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Faith In Our Community
f Schedule of Events and Services
If there had been a death
in your family yesterday.
what would you be doing
FAMILY OWNED AND OPERATED
ALPHONSO WEST MORTUARY, INC.
4409 Soutel Dr. Jacksonville, FL 32208
Tel: (904) 766-9671 Fax: (904) 766-2354
Jacqueline 1. Bartley
Kings Rd., N., Palm Coast, FL. Music Ministry presents
"GLORY EXCELSIS" The reason for the season. The Church Directory
Sunday, December 21, at 10:45 a.m. The combined "Come and Worship With Us"
choirs of First A.M.E. Church will present music from COme and Worship With Us
their traditional repertoire, including Handels' Mesiah
and arrangements that are both contemporary and tradi- New Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church
tional. There will be a candlelight processional and the 1824 Prospect Street Jacksonvie, FL 32208
event will be a "fanfare" for the season. Please join us
to celebrate the reason for the season with a special Sunday School.....................................9:30 a.m.
message from our pastor, Rev. Gillard S. Glover, "The Sunday Morning Worship .......................11:00 a.m.
Christ of Christmas."For more information, call (386) Youth Church 2nd & 3rd Sundays
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ARMITAGE, Gable died
December 9, 2008.
BRANNON, Mrs. Leona
died December 3, 2008.
BROWN, Willie L., 9-1,
died December 2, 2008.
CAMPBELL, Madie, 81,
died December 5, 2008.
CULLINS, Jimmy Lee
died December 7, 2008.
"EXCELLENCE IN SERVICE AND PERSONAL CARE IS ABSOLUTE"
It is imperative thai t\e afford to all people a
Service complete in nature and perfecnon
honoring a life that can henceforth be a
Funeral Services Starting at $1,~95 nf0
Babies up to I year, FREE (No Charge)
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EDWARDS, Elmont, 88,
died December 2, 2008.
died December 5, 2008.
FEACHER, Philip S., 91,
died December 8, 2008.
Alphonso West Mortuary,
FRAZIER, Sarah Jane
died December 7, 2008.
GIBSON, Vera died
December 5, 2008.
HART, Lucious, 75, died
December 4, 2008.
died December 4, 2008.
HITE, Mildred Y., 76,
died December 3, 2008.
JONES, Marvin, died
December 4, 2008.
LACY, Artice, 85, died
December 2, 2008.
Alphonso West Mortuary,
LeGREE, Rev. Harold,
died December 6, 2008.
MELTON, Alta B., 37,
died December 8, 2008.
MYERS, Michael D., died
December 3, 2008.
NIXON, Henry E., died
December 8, 2008.
PETTIS, Ashley, died
December 3, 2008.
RANDOLPH, Annie E.,
died December 5, 2008.
RAWLS, James died
December 7, 2008.
RIVERS, Jerome died
December 4, 2008.
2008 REVIVAL FIRE -The Pastor, Bishop and the
family of the Holy Tabernacle Church is inviting all to
this great revival, come experience The Fire that cannot
be quenched! Thursday Saturday, December llth -
13th at 7:30 p.m. each night. The speaker will be
Prophet John A. Williams from Fresh Start Temple,
Inc., E.C. Smith, Overseer. Whose fan is in his hand,
and he will thoroughly purge his floor, and gather his
wheat into the games; but, he will bum up the chaff with
unquenchable fire. Matthews 3:12. Place of service:
6416 Miriam St., Jacksonville, FL. For more informa-
tion, call (904) 764-3754. Let's come and fellow-ship
HANDEL'S MESSIAH (CHRISTMAS PORTION) -
Sunday, December 21st at 5:00 p.m. Shiloh
Metropolitan Baptist Church, 1118 West Beaver St.,
Jacksonville, FL. Featuring The Community Mass
Choir, Michelle Grant, Soprano, Francesca Scott, Alto,
Marty Simmons, Tenor, Eland Wilson, Bass. Michael
Booker, Harpsichord, Henry Mack, Organ, Chamber
Orchestra, Roger D. Sears, Conductor.
GREATER NEW BIRTH MISSIONARY BAPTIST
CHURCH Christmas toy, food, and cloth giveaway.
To be held on Saturday, December 20th at the church,
195 Tallulah Ave. on the northside. Start time will be 12
noon til 3:00 p.m. The community is welcome. Rev.
Levi White, III, Pastor. -
GREATER MACEDONIA BAPTIST CHURCH -
located at 1880 West Edgewood Ave., Jacksonville, FL,
Christmas Musical will be Sunday, December 21st at
6:00 p.m.; their Christmas Day Worship will be
Thursday, December 25th at 10:00 a.m.; and their New
Year's Eve Worship will be Wednesday, December
31st at 10:00 p.m. All of these events are free and open
for everyone to attend.
THE GREATER EL-BETH-EL DIVINE HOLI-
NESS CHURCH located at 725 West Fourth St.,
Jacksonville, FL is cooking! Don't feel like baking the
Turkey!!! Let El-Beth-El Kitchen Deep-fry or smoke
your turkey for Christmas (BRING YOUR TURKEY or
HAM) we will HONEY BAKE YOUR HAM. We will
be taking orders December 15th thru 23rd, 2008 from
11:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Call 904- 359-0661 -
THE FIRST A.M.E. CHURCH located at 91 Old
Ask Us About Our
Vera Cobb Gibson died on December 5th after a
lengthy illness. A lifelong native of Jacksonville, she was
the youngest of six children born to Randal and Agnes
Lloyd Cobb. In 1942 she became the wartime bride, and
devoted wife of Joseph Gibson until his death on
December 2, 2005. They were honored and blessed with
five wonderful children.
Mrs. Gibson was creative and talented. She will be
remembered for her homemaking skills that were evident
and ever present throughout their Magnolia Gardens
home. As a stay at home wife and mother, Gibson
endeared herself to family and neighbors providing baby
sitting services including early potty training to toddlers
in cloth diapers. Young mothers went to her for the pierc-
ing of their baby girls ears, Gibson did this with a sewing
needle and thread, the common way, prior to the 1960s
era. She mastered the skill of crocheting and needle
works. An outstanding cook, Vera Gibson's savory meals
(breakfast, lunch and dinner) and delicious baked goods
were constantly shared with extended family, friends and
neighbors. Back in the day she could be counted on for
having roasted and boilded peanuts and fresh baked cake
and churned ice cream on Sundays. Over her lifetime she
enjoyed the many opportunities of traveling throughout
the United States and abroad.
For more than 60 years she and her late husband,
Joseph Gibson, Sr. were faithful officers and members of
St. Matthews AME Church, Rev. Marcius King, Pastor.
Mourning her loss are her devoted children: Joseph
(Audrey) Gibson, Jr., and Raymond (Celest) Gibson, of
Philadelphia; and Theodore Gibson, Agness Gibson and
Wendy (Leon) Cambell of Jacksonville. She leaves also
two sisters, Eva Cobb Lamar and Pearlie Cobb
Scarborough as well as numerous grand and great grand
children, sisters and brothers-in-law, nephews, nieces,
cousins and friends.
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GREATER EL-BETHEL DIVINE HOLINESS CHURCH
"The Church Where Everybody Is Somebody"
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PENTECOSTAL CHURCH of GOD
"Jesus Loves Sinners Church Folk Don't"
Elder Joseph Rice
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THE FLORIDA / GEORGIA STAR
"There s Always Something Happening On The First Coast"
Daytona Beach Chapter, Links, Incorporated
Celebrates Golden Anniversary
We were delighted to be the guests of Daytona
Beach Chapter, Links, Incorporated member Mrs.
Myrtis Mason and her hubby former St. Johns County -
School Superintendent Otis Mason for the 50th -
Anniversary Celebration held recently at the Daytona
Beach Resort and Conference Center. Our being their
guests provided an opportunity to fellowship with not
only the Masons but also Orlando Chapter, Links mem-
ber Mrs. Deidre Mason Billingslea and her hubby Daytona Links president, Mrs. Ann Taylor Green with her hus-
Bethune- Cookman University (BCU) Board Member bandArthur Green.
Robert Billingslea along with Daytona Beach Chapter,
We were especially thrilled to see Dr. Rebecca
Walker Steele and her hubby John Steele. Presently
Dr. Steele is choral director at Bethune-Cookman
University. Noted in a press release from Bethune- Daytona Links member Mrs. Myrtis Mason(seated) with her
daughter Orlando Links member Mrs. Deidre Mason Billinglea
Cookman University "As a professor that stands out as and Jacksonville Links member Betty Asque Davis.
an institution unto herself -- Dr. Rebecca Steele. Dr.
Steele's petite size and gentle manner belies the many
roles she plays on campus. She began her B-CU career
29 years ago. Her titles alone seem a bit overwhelming
-- Coordinator of Cultural Affairs for the School of Arts
and Humanities, conductor of the B-CU Concert
Chorale and a professor of music. She takes personal
interest in every student'under her watchful eye and The Otins Masons, The J. Carl Davises and The Robert
nurtures each of them to understand the importance of
giving back:.......Because Steele's work and dedication
has significantly increased the number of unfunded
scholarships for Concert Chorale students and athletes,
Dr. Trudie Kibbe Reed, President of B-CU, recently
established the Dr. Rebecca Walker Steele Endowed
Scholarship Fund." I can personally attest to Dr. -.
Steele's dedication and devotion to her choir members. The John Steeles (Day na Links member Dr. Rebecca Walker Steele)
As a member of the Florida A. & M. University
Concert Choir directed by Dr. Rebecca Walker Steele
while a student at FAMU, I have such fond memories
of the positive impact Dr. Steele had on y life and lives
of many, many others. She is one in a million and I amJ
eternally grateful to her.
The Ballroom at the Center was a 'sea' of white
with emerald green accents. The video presentation of
the chapter's past fifty years and the Showtime at the
Gala emceed by Singer/Actor Harry Burney was
absolutely fabulous! Congratulations to all of the mem-
bers of the Daytona Beach Chapter,. Links,
Daytona Links president Mrs. Ann Taylor Green is
serenaded by Singer/Actor Harry Burney.
Daytona Links Charter Members after being presented
white roses during 50th Anniversary Celebration.
Dayton Chapter, Links, Inc. at their 50th anniversary Celebration.
Beac Pre-Election Event
SResidents ofAmerican Beach as they prepared fori the big election breakfasted together to discuss election strategies. The event was hosted by Urban Planner/Real Estate
Magnate Carlton Jones. Congresswoman Corrine Brown, State Representative Audrey Gibson and Dr. Johnetta Betsch Cole were among the luminaries at the event.
,rgan State Representative Audrey Gibson with
hael Congresswoman Corrine Brown in back- Dr. Johnetta Betsch Cole, Congresswoman Corrine Brown and Carlton Jones.
ground. Photo courtesy of Michael Phelts. Photo courtesy of Michael Phelts.
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Dorothy Hughes: Tireless Beaver Street Welcomes
Activist and Campaigner Peters & Yaffee
Dorothy Hughes was
invited to Jacksonville to
help advance activist
efforts in the Northside
community. She has not
missed a beat. She
opened a bookstore in the
Gateway Mall to help
revitalize the community
and invite young people
to express personal own-
ership in their future as
they gain knowledge
through reading. She
launched a community
advocacy effort on multi-
ple fronts. She worked to
help Barack Obama win
the election, initiated
and set the stage for
future work now poised
and ready to hit the
ground running on day 1
of the Obama presidency.
Her election efforts
Canvassing door to
Production of The
Democratic Rappers who
spent months organizing
college students in
South Carolina and
Georgia. Ms. .Hughes
traveled with the
Democratic Rappers. as
leader of the organizing
team with her co-produc-
ers Ruby Harris and
Hosted several house
parties for the Obama
Organized the Women
for Obama group and
held every Tuesday night
meetings in the Gateway
Bookstore in the
Gateway Mall area. This
group was eventually
reorganized into the
Women for Change under
the leadership of Ruth
Cox from the Obama
Served on the
Executive Committee for
Women for Change. Her
work with Women for
Change took her to the
Michelle Obama Rally a
few days before the elec-
tion. Ms. Hughes arrived
three hours before the
event to organize and ful-
fill her volunteer duties.
When the volunteer work
was complete, Ms.
Hughes secured a posi-
tion up close where she
Dorothy Hughes .working with youth (above) and
preparing for the arrival of Mrs. Michelle Obama.
would be able to shake
hands with Michelle. In
essence, the opportunity
to shake Michelle's hand
represented a lifetime ful-
fillment at the end of her
30 years of activism on
behalf of minorities,
women and the poor. It
may have been the
excitement of the event,
the huge crowd heating
up the room, or the need
to stand for hours as a
volunteer, but for the first
time in Dorothy's career
as an activist, she fainted.
Friends, her sister and a
doctor friend moved Ms.
Hughes through the
crowd to lie down. She
missed her opportunity to
shake Michelle Obama's
hand, but there was a
"consolation prize". Her
helpers called for water.
None was at hand. The
only water available was
in the hands of Michelle
Obama who at that
moment was delivering a
moving speech and a call
for change. Michelle
heard the call for water,
looked in the direction of
Ms. Hughes and tossed
her bottle of water to a
security person. The
water was delivered to
Ms. Hughes who recov-
ered well. She later said,
"I'd love to have the
opportunity to thank
Michelle Obama for giv-
ing me her bottle of
water." She didn't meet
Michelle that day, but she
certainly connected as a
kindred spirit, as women
who recognize when
someone is in need and
works to make the world
a better place for those
immediate and ongoing
ment programs include:
Administration of the
(HELP) whereby partici-
pating businesses hire
youth using a donated
stipend with the goal of
cultivating basic career
skills, building experi-
ence and positioning the
youth for subsequent per-
Hosting of weekly
youth tutoring programs
on-site at the Gateway?
Hosting of weekly
youth economic empow-
erment programs at the
Partnering with a local
publisher to ,create litera-
Partnering with the
Duval County Public
School system to help
ignite the passion for
Her future plan is
expand all of these pro-
In ancient times, wise
and experienced travelers
utilized art and science to
put the right information
in the right place on the
right path so that those
who followed would
have an easier journey.
These wise travelers were
called wayfinders. Today,
Civil Engineers like Dow
Peters and Russell Yaffee
are the ultimate wayfmind-
ers and with the recent
launch of Peters &
Services and Consulting
Firm, they are now offer-
ing 27 years of engineer-
ing expertise to help trav-
elers of Northeast Florida
navigate more safely,
efficiently and conve-
niently from place to
Formerly with Jacobs,
one of the world's largest
engineering firms, Peters
and Yaffee have provided
engineering design serv-
ices for several of the
largest local roadway
projects in recent years.
Displaying that entrepre-
neurial spirit of legendary
wayfinders in centuries
past, the partners have
located at Beaver Street
Enterprise Center with
the goal of building a
new firm that' provides
high level professional-
ism, excellent value and
100% customer satisfac-
Founding partner Dow
Peters, P.E., a Roadway
Engineer with over 10
years of experience in all
aspects of roadway
improvement and recon-
Dow Peters and Russell Yaffee
struction projects, from
pavement design to ero-
sion control, is a
Jacksonville native with a
B.S. in Civil Engineering
from the University of
Florida. Mr. Peters has
with construction cost
estimating, project sched-
uling and cost benefit
Russell Yaffee, P.E.,
PTOE, is a Traffic
Engineer with 17 years of
experience in traffic
impact studies, pavement
marking design, parking
lot layout and design; and
extensive expertise in
traffic signal design
intersection design and
geometric design, intelli-
gent transportation sys-
tems, and project and
ment. Mr. Yaffee is a
member of the National
Committee on Uniform
Traffic Control Devices
(NCUTCD, a registered
Professional Engineer in
six states, and a 1991
Tulane University gradu-
ate with a B.S. in Civil
As a DBE
with offices at Beaver
Street Enterprise Center,
Peters & Yaffee will have
access to prime and sub-
on city, state and federal-
ly funded projects seek-
ing minority business
participation. Both family
men with young children,
the entrepreneurial engi-
neers are excited about
the advantages inherent
in launching their new
firm at Florida's only
core-city business incu-
bator. "We've heard that
85% of start-up business-
es in incubators achieve
success," said Peters.
'When we decided to set
our own destiny in this
community, all roads led
us straight to Beaver
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Jacksonville, Florida 32206-0005
INVITATION FOR BIDS
BIMT CRANE RAIL DAMAGE REPAIR DAMAGED DOCK
Blount Island Marine Terminal
JAXPORT Project No. 035.6500
JAXPORT Contract No. C-1280A
December 1, 2008
Sealed bids will be received by the Jacksonville Port Authority until 2:00 PM, local time,
January 15.2009 at which time they shall be opened in the Public Meeting Room of the Port
Central Office Building, 2831 Talleyrand Avenue, Jacksonville, Florida, for BIMT Crane Rail
Damaae Repair Damaaed Dock.
All bids must be submitted in accordance with specifications and drawings for Contract No.
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NAACP Continued from A-1
large number of citizens shooting each other, it is imperative that the citizens, the
police force, the state attorney, the school board and the leadership organizations get
together so that they can change the present criminal climate.
The meeting was attended by State Attorney Angela Corley, City Councilman Clay
Yarborough. Pastor Samson, President of the Florida Baptist Conference, Eddie
Staton, National President of MAD DADS, and Superintendent Ed Pratt. All felt
that the meeting was a step forward.
Mr. Staton said that he could not understand \ ivh, the Sheriff's office was opposed
to a citizen's review board. He felt that such a board would provide the bridge need-
ed for the community and public officials to learn to trust each other and encourage
the citizens to do the same.
The NAACP 3aid that they ill ill ask the Justice Department to investigate the
police shootings and will ask the U. S. Attorney and the State Attorney to exercise
their authority and oversee police shootings and police conduct.
It has also been suggested that th-i ,C4ir of Jacks6nville form a Citizen Police
Academy such as the one in Jacksonville Beach where they can receive answers and
the knowledge to help. ,
There have been reports from the community about actions taken by members of
JSO that were not in keeping with the understanding of how officers should act.
Many citizens, when questioned, said the\ are concerned with police shootings but
they are equally concern with the minds of the \oini? and the gun stores. A recent
report said that the bulk of illegal guns that .,. .p11ed across state lines for use in
crimes are done so through ten state-.' Thc, states are Georgia, Florida, Texas,
Virginia. California. Ohio. North C.n.a.iiiu. Indiana. Pennsylvania and Alabama.
The Jacksonville Jajuars announced a freeze on ticket
prices for the 2009 season. The Jags said this decision
based upon the suffering economy.
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Chris Brown has been
named Billboard's top
artist for 2008. Brown
said he was totally sur-
prised. The 18-year-old
said that he is not used to
all the accolades. "I've
had a good year but I still
feel like a little insecure
in those parts. I'm like
"There's little of me get-
ting an award that's
incredible," he said.
The other four artist of
the top five are Lil
Wayne, Rihanna, Alecia
Keys and Taylor Swift.
Auto Continued from A-1
The fall of the auto industry would be a disaster for
the United States. Majority Leader Harry Reid said
he hopes that President Bush will tap the $700 billion
Wall Street bailout fund as an emergency aid to the
auto industry. The president has already said that in
this weak economy, the country cannot afford for the
automakers to collapse. There is much at stake.
Congressman Continued from A-1
help of media, businessmen with ties to Congressman
Jackson and Gov. Blagojevich did discussed raising
$1 million for the governor to persuade him to support
Jackson to fill the vacant U. S. Senate seat. However,
the Congressman said he is not aware of any of this
and no one has discussed such a matter with him. He
did, however, voice to the businessman, Raghuveer
Nayak, that he is interested in filling that position.
The matter of money to help him reach that goal, was
never brought up.
President-elect Obama said that neither he or staff
are aware of anything regarding these issues.
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Following the cele-
bration was a former din-
ner where everyone sat
and ate and enjoyed
entertainment. Part of the
entertainment was with
the Macalah Dance
Group who performed an
exciting praise dance.
This was an exciting
night for Rev. Gundy and
his church. They look
forward to many more
exciting and rewarding
MSMBC Pastor H. T Rhim Pastor of St Joseph and son of
Mount Sinai Missionary Baptist Church and his wife Sister
Rhim, Sister Wallette Gundy and Pastor R. L. Gundy of Mount
Sinai Misionary Baptist Church.
MSMBC Deacon Joe Bailey, Bro Jessie I
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uDeacon Alvin fuclman, uanu FaSfor jL.I
District 8 Member of the Year with Jessie
standing in for wife Rosa Wilcox, the winner.
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MSMBC Deacon Joe Bailey, Sister Evelyn MSMBC Sister Virginia Crimes, Deacon
Kimbrough, Deacon Alvin Buckman Distrct 8 Corneilous Shields and Pastor R. L. Gundy -
Member of the Year. District 7 Member of the Year.
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Wilcox, MSMBC Dea James Gordon, Miss. Kimberlee Young,
Gundy Dea. Leroy Burroughs representing District Leader -
Wilcox District 4 member of the Year for our Youth Ministry.
MSMBC Dea. James Gordon, Sis. Velinda Sturgis, Dea. Timothy
MSMBC Deacon James Gordon, Sister Willie Mae McCray, Jones District 5 Leader and Sis. Mary Kimbrough. The'ladies are
Deacon Leonard Wilcox and Deaconess Catherine Wilcox, The co-winers of the District Members of the Yearfor District 5.
ladies are co-winners of the District Members of the Year award
for District 6. .. I R1 .mi.... A
ISMBC Deacon James Gordon, Deacon Ernest Johnson Dist 10
Ldr, Sister Ceola West Dist Member of the Year, Deacon Dewitt
Cooper Dist Ldr 10 and Pastor R. L. Gundy.
MSMBC Dea James Gordon, Sis Virginia Daise
Winner for District 3 Member of the Year, Deacon
Leroy Buroughs District Leader and Pastor R. L.
Gretta McBride, Destinee McBride, Koria Boggs, Jonelle
McDougl, Chelsea Wright, Gladys McDougl, Briana
Robinson, Macalah Dance Group.
MSMBC 5 District of the Year District 3; Left to Right; Bro
Ralph Greene, Patricia Greene, Sister Elois Burroughs,
Sister Ethel Gainer, Dea. Leroy Burroughs District Leader,
Sister Alice Melton, Sister M. Mullins and Sister Virginia.
MSMBC Willing Workers Ministry of the Year
Pastoral Care Ministry Left to Right Miniister Lisa
Lipsey, Sister Helen Mathis, Leola Meyers, Ethel Woods, Linda malpress, Juanita Priester, Henry Vermell White, Cheryl Lance, Raymond Rosetta Ortiz, Henry L Sellers, Carolyn James,
Gainer-One of three mothers of the church, Sister Cue, Charlotte Cue, Patricia Greene, Annie Mae Lance, Rosa Brown. Pastor R. L. Gundy Henrieta A Wolfe, Frank M
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Announcements, meetings, happenings, and community events
scheduled in Jacksonville and the surrounding area.
SOUTHEASTERN AZUSA REVIVAL CONFERENCE "Reignite the Fire"
-A wonderful and glorious time in the present of the Lord as the Sprit of the Living
God is being continually poured out upon his people. AZUSA Revival now over
fifty days here in Jacksonville, FL. The United Church In Christ located at 2050
Emerson St., Jacksonville, FL, and our presiding Bishop W. A. Andrews are excit-
ed and honored to be the host church for the 2008 Southeastern AZUSA Revival
Conference and invite you to come and witness and experience a great outpouring
of God's anointing Friday, December 19th at 7:30 p.m. For more information, call
Lady Faustina Andrews at (904) 284-0206.
MILLIONS MORE MOVEMENT, Jacksonville Local Organizing Committee
Inc., a non-profit organization is now in the process of collecting, gathering
clothes, shoes for our next 'Clothes Give-A-Way. If you have any clothes, female,
male, children, toys, furniture, or other items, please donate* them. Bring them to
916 N.Myrtle Avenue., from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday.
Jacksonville Local Organizing Committee Inc., will also come pick up your your
donation or gifts. Give them to Jacksonville Local Organizing Committee Inc., we
will make them a part of our next scheduled Clothes Give-A-Way. Help us as 'we
work to end the violence in our communities through education,not more incarcer-
ation'. Visit our website: www.jaxloc.com for more information, or contact us at
CITY OF JACKSONVILLE NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING TO DIS-
CUSS PROGRAMMING AND MANAGEMENT of the following community
centers: (Note: All at 6:00 p.m.) Sunny Acres Community Center, 2850 Wompi
Dr., Jax, FL 32225, Thursday, December 11th; Fort Caroline Community Center,
4131 Ferber Rd., Jax, FL 32277, Monday, December 15th; Joe James Community
Center, 1631 Hurst St., Jax, FL 32209, Tuesday, December 16th; Lillian Saunders
Community Center, 2750 Bartley Circ., Jax, FL 32207, Tuesday, December 16th;
Beachwood Community Center, 11758 Marina Dr., Jax., FL 32216, Thursday,
December 18th; and Westbrook Community Center, 905 Westbrook St., Jax, FL
32209, Thursday, December 18th.Recreation and Community Services (JaxParks)
will conduct public meetings at the dates and times noted below to discuss the
potential opening and programming of these closed centers.
CHRISTMAS FOR KIDS TOUR BUS SHOW 2008 -The exciting Christmas for
Kids annual event will be held on Monday, December 15th from 5:00 PM to 9:00
PM at the Wal-Mart in Hendersonville. For a small donation, fans will be able to
tour about 50 buses, sent from all over the country by their favorite country music
artists and other celebrities. Each year, various artists have come out to the event
to sign autographs and meet the fans. This year over 30 artists are participating
including The Grascals, Buddy Jewell, Bo Bice, Darryl Worley, The Roys, Chris
Young, Jason Meadows, Jeff Bates, Larry Bagby and TG Sheppard, and more. The
Christmas For Kids Organization has been in existence for over twenty years pro-
viding special children the opportunity to celebrate the holiday season. Each year,
the organization brings the spirit of Christmas to hundreds of children throughout
Middle Tennessee allowing them to participate in festive activities organized
specifically for them. Events such as the Bus Tour raise money and allow folks to
visit the home-away-from-homes of more than fifty stars and celebrities. All of the
proceeds from the. Bus Tour and the benefit concert, which was sold out this past
November at The Ryman Auditorium, is used to escort 400 children from 25 dif-
ferent schools for a day-long excursion. The day consists of a chauffeured trip from
their school aboard a luxury tour bus to a local Wal-Mart where they are accompa-
nied by a volunteer to participate in their own Christmas shopping spree. On the
return trip home, the children will participate in a Christmas carol sing-along.
BORN TO DIE...A CHRISTMAS CUNTATA by Glenn Burleigh performed
by The FCCJ Downtown Campus. Sunday, December 14, 2008 at 4:00 p.m. at the
New Fountain Chapel AME Church, located at 737 Jesse St., Jacksonville, FL.
Open to the public. Call (904) 358-2258
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From Actual Police Reports
Did You Hear About?...
S VIOLATION OF INJUNCTION AND
REPEATED VIOLENCE -An officer \\as dis-
Sr patched to the 6000 block of Kinnon Dri\e
regarding the suspect violatingg an injunction for
protection. When the officer arriw ed. the suspect
awas in the front yard. When asked \\ho called
the police, he stated. "Yeah I called, I need to go
*to jail. I'm violating an injunction." The % ictimn
approached the officer with her three children
and advised him that she and the suspect were
married but separated, pending ad diorce. She
confirmed the injunction and stated that suhen
she arrived home, she obser ed the suspect's
truck and sa%% through the rear diindodn that her
house was in disarray. The suspect said. "I'm an
idiot. I did something stupid. I just Landalized
my own house." The officer went into the house
and discovered extreme damage to the interior of the house and the front burglar bar.
The suspect had smashed the large fish tank and water was running all over the floor,
leaving the fish exposed; he had smashed the microwave, the big screen TV, bed,
headboard, master bedroom and had left the water running in an attempt to flood the
house. The damage made the house uninhabitable. The officer turned off the water
to prevent further damage, had the victim to fill out paper work and arrested the sus-
pect. UNLAWFUL USE OF ID -The officer
observed two women engaging in a dispute in
the 2000 block of Yulee Street. He separated
the women and questioned why they were
having this dispute. One of the women pre-
sented a driver's license that did not match ,
her face. When questioned about the differ- /
ence in look; the suspect stated that she was ,:
the person on the license. The officer ran a .
check and found that the suspect matched
another female that had three outstanding .
warrants. The face of the person with the
warrants also matched the suspect that was
talking with the officer. The suspect was then fingerprinted and it was discovered
that her fingerprints matched the fingerprints of the person with the outstanding war-
rants also. ID & records confirmed that the suspect was in fact the person with the
warrant, not the person she clairfied-to be. Had the suspect successfully.used the vic-
tim's ID, the victim would have been listed erroneously as the second suspect in the
dispute originally observed which would have resulted in an adverse affect of the
real owner. The suspect was read her rights and arrested.
(Mar. 21- April 20)
You should put your
efforts into creative projects.
Be careful not to reveal private
information. Direct your ener-
gy wisely. Changes in your
home may be alarming at
first.Your lucky day this week
will be Monday,
(Apr.21- may 21)
Don't be afraid to con-
front situations concerning
loved ones in order to solve any
problems that may exist. You
will have opportunities to
advance, but you may have to
be willing to make some
changes and possibly a residen-
tial move. Think twice before
you volunteer information.
Your lover may be annoyed if
you have been flirtatious or not
attentive to their needs.Your
lucky day this week will be
(May 22-June 21)
Your ability to communi-
cate with ease will win the
hearts of those you are in touch
with this week. Get out and
have some fun. Take a break;
you can finally mend any dis-
putes on the home front. Your
diplomatic approach and rather
outgoing nature will enhance
your reputation and bring you
the support you need.Your
lucky day this week will be
(June 22-July 22)
You will be able to make
changes regarding your living
arrangements. Don't offer to
pay for others. Take your time.
You will be confused about the
intentions of someone you
work with.Your lucky day this
week will be Monday..
(July 23-Aug 22)
Make money using your
ingenuity and creative talent.
Your charm will attract some-
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By Michael Bonts,
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. Bethune-Cookman led 35-14 at halftime and went on
to record its third straight win with a victory over Florida A&M, the first win since
2004 at FAMU.
"I'm elated with the win," said B-CU Head Coach Clifford Reed Jr. "The first
half our 2-2-1 was effective and everybody was contributing and it was the best half
of basketball we have played to this point. This was a huge win for us to open the
conference 1-0 and win on the road at a tough place to play. It will be great for us
and for the players entering finals this week."
Freshman guard C. J. Reed led all scorers in the game with 16 points and sophomore
co-captain Alexander Starling totaled a game-high 10 rebounds and eight points for
"When you miss a wide-open layup we're starting the game out wrong," said
FAMU coach Eugene Harris said, after dropping his second straight season-opener
in a lopsided loss to B-CU. "Take nothing from Bethune-Cookman; they came in
here and just outplayed us."
Yannick Crowder and Brandon Bryant each scored 11 points for the Rattlers, who
connected on 18 of 46 field goal attempts.
Wildcats' seniors John Holmes (9 points, 6 rebounds) and Tobias Mahone (made 3-
three-pointers in the first half, 9 points) came off the bench to bolster the starting
five (Reed, Starling, Stanley Elliott, Kene Anusionwu, Jerry Jones) as B-CU limit-
ed the Rattlers to 24 percent shooting in the first 20 minutes and mounted the huge
lead at halftime.
"We made a couple adjustments (in our 2-2-1 press) and were better in adjusting
and defending than they were in solving the adjustments and we had guys come in
and pick us up... (Kene) Anusionwu in blocking shots, we had timely shooting and
Tobias Mahone hitting three big threes I was definitely pleased with the first half,"
In the second half, FAMU made a couple runs but got no closer than 13 points.
And it was the final B-CU game at the 63-year old Gaither Center (FAMU will be
playing basketball in a new arena in 2009-2010).
"This was a big game, going into the conference on the road. The seniors made
big plays for us and made shots for us. It is good to be on top in the conference and
going into the new year, conference season (in January) we will have that momen-
tum," Reed said.
B-CU, now 4-4, is on the road next Sunday at St. John's University of the Big
East Conference, 4 p.m., Dec. 14 playing in Queens, N.Y. Also on the East Coast trip
will be a game at Long Island University, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 17 in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Largest early recruiting class ever for Bethune-Cookman
By Michael Bonts,
University Head Baseball
Coach Mervyl Melendez has
announced 13 early signees
to play baseball for the
Wildcats in 2009-2010.
"We addressed many of
the needs we will have in the
future for our baseball pro-
gram," said Melendez of his
2009-2010 recruiting class.
"This is our biggest recruit-
ing class ever (previous high
was 11 signees). We are very
satisfied with the recruiting
efforts of our coaching staff.
And pleased in the quality of
student-athletes that we
Spencer Johnson a 6-2,
right-handed pitcher out of
Ed White High School -and
Paxon's David Lee, an out-
fielder were among the
"Spencer is ranked
among the top 150 Florida
High School prospects
will be able to come out of
the bullpen and give us
some quality innings,"
Others included: Raul
David Rivera: 6-2 195 *
RHP San Juan, PR
/Colegio San Vicente de
Paul, Gabriel Hernandez:
6-0 180 RHP Toa Baja,
PR /PRBAHS, Luis Cintron:
6-0 160 LHP Las Piedras,
PR /Darton College, Julio
Morales: 6-1 170 RHP San
Juan, PR /Wabash Valley
CC, Keith Doby: 6-1 205
RHP Palm Beach Gardens,
FL/ William T. Dwyer High
School, Brandon Turner: 5-9
160 OF/LHP Deland, FL/
Deland High School,
Joseph Sharkey: 5-10 180
C/RHP Royal Palm Beach,
FL/ Royal Palm Beach High
School, DJ Leonard: 5-11
180 OF Wellington, FL/
Palm Beach Community
College, Ozzie Perez: 5-9
155 MIF Baja, PR/, Las
Cumbres School, Juan
Perez: 5-11 190 RHP/3B
Orlando, FL/ Central
Florida Community College
and Jordan Dailey: 6-0 160
RHP Orlando, FL/Cypress
Creek High School.
Cohuk accpt ivitatio to play
Cornhuskers accept invitation to play Tigers
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By Michael Bonts,
The Gator Bowl offi-
cially selected Nebraska
to participate in its game
on Jan. 1 at Jacksonville
"We are excited about
having a chance to play
on New Year's Day in a
game like the Gator
Bowl," Nebraska Head
Coach Bo Pelini said. "We
are excited about how far
we have come as a foot-
ball team and this is a
The 8-4 Cornhuskers,
winners of five of their
final six games, will take
on Atlantic Coast
-tive Clemson. Like
Nebraska, the 7-5 Tigers
finished strong, winning
four of their final five
games, including victories
over Duke, Virginia and
South Carolina to close
The meeting will be
the second all-time
between Nebraska and
Clemson. The first meet-
ing took place in the 1982
Orange Bowl with
Clemson posting a 22-15
victory to cap an unde-
feated season and win the
Clemson are truly among
the greatest of football tra-
ditions in the nation. The
Cornhuskers and Tigers
have had exciting sea-
sons and we are looking
forward to a truly great
Bowl match up in
Jacksonville on New
Year's Day," said Brian
Goin, chairman of the
Gator Bowl Association.
This will mark
Nebraska's first-ever trip
to the Konica Minolta
Gator Bowl, the 14th dif-
ferent bowl game in which
Nebraska has participat-
ed. This year's bowl
Nebraska's 45th all-time
bowl appearance, the fifth
highest total nationally.
The Gator Bowl will also
mark Nebraska's 32nd
-bowl game on or after
New Year's Day.
The appearance in the
game will also mark the
18th Nebraska bowl game
in Florida, including 16
Orange Bowls and, one
appearance in the Florida
Citrus Bowl. However, this
is the first trip to Florida
for a bowl game for the
Huskers since the 1998
Orange Bowl, when
Nebraska captured its fifth
with a victory over
Nebraska stood 3-3 at
mid-season, but won five
of its final six games with
its only loss in that stretch
coming at the hands of
Big 12 Champion
capped the regular sea-
son with three straight vic-
tories for the first time
since 1999. A victory in
the Gator Bowl would give
Nebraska just its second
nine-win season since
2003, but the 43rd overall
nine-win campaign in
Clemson boasts one
of the nation's top defens-,
es entering the Gator
Bowl. The Tigers rank
17th nationally .in total
defense, allowing just
294.8 yards per game and
are 10th in passing yards
allowed at 167.3 yards
per game. Clemson has
allowed just 16.6 points
per game to rank 10th
nationally, and has;limited
six opponents to 14 points
or less including each of
the final three games of
the season. The Tigers
are coached by Dabo
Swiriney who served as
the interim coach for the
final six games of the sea-
son, before being named
head coach last week.
The game will kick off
at 1 p.m. EST on New
Year's Day, and will be tel-
evised nationally on CBS.
Players Visit Children At Florida Hospital
By Michael Bonts,
Jamal Willis wasn't too excited
to learn that his 14-day stay at
Disney's Children's Hospital at
Florida Hospital would most
likely include Christmas Day.
Willis, who is battling cystic
Sfibrosis, had come down with a
Case obf pneumonia. He was
tired and slouched in a wheel-
chair when Howard stepped off
the elevator onto the sixth floor.
Upon hearing Howard's voice, the fifth grader was suddenly filled with excitement
and nearly leaped out of his chair.
"What's up big homee" was Howard's greeting to Willis, who was one of numerous
children awaiting the Olympian's arrival.
In an instant, Jamal's mood was exponentially elevated. Any hint of discomfort was
wiped away by his gleaming smile.
"It was so cool, it was awesome," said an ecstatic Willis of meeting Howard, who
donned a blue Santa hat and had even "borrowed" a stethoscope from a doctor on the
elevator ride up to the children's floor. "Dwight is my favorite player and I watch the
Magic on TV at night."
The 4-foot-1-inch fifth grader proceeded to lead the 6-foot-11-inch Hord around to
meet the other children on the floor, who became visibly elated as the Magic's AII-Star
center took time to pass out gifts and sign autographs for all who requested.
"It's just a blessing," said Jamal's mother, Tonya Willis. "I'm just glad the players
had time to come out and give the kids some love."Howard, along with teammates
Keith Bogans and J.J. Redick, spent their afternoon visiting children at the hospital
"Whenever I get a chance to do something like this, I run to it," said Howard. "It means
more to me than anything to see the kids smile, and touch their life."
DECEMBER 13. 2008
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A SPECIAL MAN IN A SPECIAL TIME
CHICAGO President-elect Barrack Obama and his
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day before Thanksgiving, saying they wanted to show
the girls the meaning of the holiday, especially when
so many people are struggling.
The Obama family's activities in the courtyard quickly
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glass that read: "We love our prez" and screamed when
the president-elect waved to them.
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Ten-year-old Malia and 7-year-old Sasha joined their
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request. Minutes later, hundreds of children were brought
down to the school auditorium, and Obama hoped
onstage as they screamed and cheered.
December 13, 2008
Caution: Teen Drivers Ahead
As holiday parties are in full swing, it's important to reinforce the rules
of the road with your teen. Too often teens drive while under the influ-
ence, but that influence extends beyond alcohol. Thirteen percent of
high school seniors reported driving under the influence of marijuana,
a number nearly equivalent to those who reported drinking and driving
Talk to your teen about other driver distractions that can impair their
driving abilities, like texting and talking on the phone while behind the
wheel. In a recent survey, nearly 61% of 16- and 17-year-olds said they
send text messages while driving, and 51% reported talking on the
phone while driving. Let your teen know that these risky driving behav-
iors are more likely to cause crashes.
Signs & Symptoms of Teen Drinking and Drug Use
How can you tell if your child is using drugs or alcohol? It is difficult
because changes in mood or attitudes, unusual temper outbursts,
changes in sleeping habits and changes in hobbies or other interests are
common in teens. What should you look for?
You can also look for signs of depression, withdrawal, carelessness
with grooming or hostility. Also ask yourself, is your child doing well in
school, getting along with friends, taking part in sports or other activi-
Watch List for Parents
Changes in friends
Negative changes in schoolwork, m"issmig
Increased secrecy about possessions oracH
Use of incense, room deodorant, or peui
chemical odors --
Subtle changes in conversations with frienfie.g '
tive, using "coded" language 'co.;
Change in clothing choices: new fascinatio-rith
highlight drug use
Increase in borrowing money :
Evidence of drug paraphernalia such as pipes, ro i.6'
pers. etc. -.
Evidence of use of inhalant products (such-ashamsoray
polish, correction fluid, common householdpro-ucts)
and paper bags are sometimes used as accessories .Btt
eye drops, which may be used to mask blobdshot' -'-*
eyes or dilated pupils .
New use of mouthwash or breath mints tocover; esie
Missing prescription drugs-especially .naiabtia-t -
stabilizers .,-. :"-
These changes often signal that something harmful is going on-and
often that involves alcohol or drugs. You may want to take your
child to the doctor and ask him or her about screening your child for
drugs and alcohol. This may involve the health professional asking
your child a simple question, or it may involve a urine or blood drug
screen. However, some of these signs also indicate there may be a
deeper problem with depression, gang involvement, or suicide. Be
on the watch for these signs so that you can spot trouble before it
goes too far.
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Celebrities Across the Nation Support Ford's 2008 Road Trip
Ford Roadies Chelsea Wells, Winston Robinson and The Roadies with BET's/106th & Park's Rocsi and
Tom Joyner Terrence J
The Roadies with Vivica A. Fox
local Food Banks, to name a few.
The Roadies received an opportunity
that not many individuals will ever experi-
ence...to take the Road Trip of a lifetime
and chronicle their travels for the nation.
From Orlando,FL-to Birmingham, AL- to
Jackson, MI, the Roadies teamed with
celebrities from all over including, Tom
Joyner, Vivica Fox, Atlanta Braves, All
Star, Brian Jordan, BET's Terrence J of
106th and Park, amongst other notables.
Kerry Washington, The Roadies and Hill Harper
Eeach year Ford chooses two recent
HBCU (Historical Black Colleges and
Universities) graduates to travel more than
18,000 miles, in just 13 short weeks. This
year's Ford "Roadies", Chelsea Wells and
Winston Robinson, drove a 2009 cus-
tomized Ford Flex across the country, visit-
ing more than 30 schools, volunteering in
over 20 markets and partnering with count-
less community organizations including
Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation,
Meals on Wheels, Boys & Girls Club and
DECEMBER 13, 2008