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President Barack Hussein Obama
Renewing America's Promise
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A Dream Realized: An tears could be seen streaming down the countless faces
which were representative of African-Americans,
Am erican Hero whites, Asians, Indians,.-andLatinois. th6. brief
moments that it took for President Obama to c mplete
By Andrea K. Ortiz his oath, every person under the sound ofhis vice real-
ized on some level, that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr's
The crowds were tranquil, the air was crisp, and a dream of a man being judged by the contentof his char-
feeling of achievement and triumph welled up in each acter rather than the color of his skin, had finally come
heart as each step brought them closer to Washington to fruition. The slogan, coined by the Obama campaign,
D.C., this Monday, January 19, 2009. President Barack "Yes we can" finally became "Yes we did".
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H. Obama was inaugurated as America's 44l1 presi-
dent, and took his oath before over 1.5 million people
who traveled from many of the 50 states and as far as
Italy and Singapore to see him in person. Many others
watched the inaugural activities from the comfort (and
warmth) of their own homes.
As President Obama stood to take his oath of office,
As the day wore on, thousands of others would attend
rallies, parades, galas and parties to celebrate the histor-
ical inauguration in style. Stepping out in their finest
attire, the city was filled to capacity with well wishers
and party goers. Even the staunchest Republicans had
to admit, the Obama's were a classy couple, and their
supporters were equally classy. While at the Southern
Regional Ball, President Obama and his beautiful wife
Michelle danced to the Etta James' classic "At Last",
which seemed befitting of the handsome pair and their
loving relationship as well as their reaching this historic
After delivering a brief speech, President Obama
joked, "Now if you all don't mind, I would like to
dance with the one who brung me, who does it better
than me backward, forward, and in heels, my wife,
Michelle." After their brief dance, the pair quietly
retired to other galas at which they were scheduled to
appear, but it was undeniable that their presence was
felt long after they had gone. Just as the Obama's
encouraged Americans to maintain their hope and faith,
seeing them, in person, left each individual who came
into their presence beaming with hope, and dreaming of
the future. This was the nation's largest inauguration.
Jacksonville Teacher of 40 Years Traveled
to D.C. For Inauguration Activities
Mrs. Mary E. B. Young is 87 years of age.
She is the co-founder of Young Start
Academy and a retired educator from Duval
After 40 years of service to John E. Ford,
Susie E. Tolbert, New Stanton, Grand Park,
Sherwood Forest and Long Branch, she
retired from teaching and began her work at6
Young Start Academy.
Mrs. Young attended Benedict, Edward
Waters College, Bethune Cookman College
and Florida A&M University.
The extremely gracious lady traveled to the
inauguration with her family to witness his-
S .* tory the dream becoming a reality. She
was accompanied on the train by her son,
Robert, her grand daughter, Stacie Young-
Bogan, family friend, Michelle Adams and
other family members.
Mrs. Young was excited to share this
momentous occasion with four generations
of her family. They were all overwhelmed
by the events. She said this meant so much
to her having been a part of segregation, Jim
Mrs. Mary E. B. Young, 87, arrived at the Crow, civil rights movements and voting
Jacksonville train station early. restrictions.
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Jacksonville Sisters For Obama
Climbed for a Better View
Thousands gathered and security
was high at the National Mall for the
56th Presidential Swearing i
Ceremony but such did not hinder
the determination of three
Jacksonville professional ladies.
The ladies had silver tickets but
could not use them because the area
was already full. They were disap-
From Left: Ms. Atwan Thomas, Ms. D. Jennifer pointed but still motivated.
Wiley and Dr. Helen'Jackson.
Wiley and Dr.Helen son. The ladies witnessed others climb-
ing a fence so they followed and were able to reach the celebrity section. Did they
get a good view? You bet they did.
Brunswick Folks in D. C. Daily Coffee with
Pastor Ken Adkins of First Jordan Grove President Obama.
Missionary Baptist Church, Brunswick, and a
bus of 55 from Jacksonville to Atlanta, attended
the 56th Inauguration in D. C.
The group was provided special seats for the
ceremonies by Senator Chambers of Georgia.
.The law firm of Farrah and Farrah gave scholar-
ships to four students to attend.
The attendees said they thoroughly enjoyed the A Jacksonville resident said she
purchased this cup so that she
trip and marvelled at the sea of orderly people could have coffee every morning
realizing what could be. Yes we can and did! with President Obama.
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Barack Hussein Obama
Retakes the Oath
WASHINGTON (Jan. 21) -After the flub heard
around the world, President Barack Obama has taken
the oath of office. Again. Chief Justice John Roberts
delivered the oath to Obama on'Wednesday night at
the White House a rare do-over. The surprise
moment came in response to Tuesday's much-noticed
stumble, when Roberts got the words ofthe oath a lit-
tle off, which prompted Obama to do so, too.
Don't worry, the White House says: Obama has
still been president since noon on Inauguration Day.
Nevertheless, Obama and Roberts went through
the drill again out of what White House counsel Greg
Craig called "an abundance of caution."
This time, the scene was the White House Map
Room in front of a small group of reporters, not the
Capitol platform before the whole watching world.
"We decided that because it was so much fun ...,"
Obama joked to reporters who followed press secre-
tary Robert Gibbs into the room. No TV camera crews
or news photographers were allowed in. A few of
Obama's closest aides were there, along with a White
Roberts put on his black robe.
"Are you ready to take the oath?" he said.
"Yes, I am," Obama said. "And we're going to do it
Roberts then led Obama through the oath without
The president said he did not live his Bible with
him, but that the oath was binding anyway.
The original, bungled version on Tuesday caught
observers by surprise and then got replayed on cable
It happened when Obama interrupted Roberts mid-
way through the opening line, in which the president
repeats his name and solemnly swears.
fully execute the office of president of te United
States." But Roberts rearranged the ord: of the
words, not saying "faithfully" until after "president of
the United States."
That appeared to throw Obama off. He stopped
abruptly at the word "execute."
Recognizing something was off, Roberts then
repeated the phrase, putting "faithfully" in the right
place but without repeating "execute."
But Obama then repeated Roberts' original, incor-
rect version: "... the office of president of the United
Craig, the White House lawyer, said in a statement
Wednesday evening: "We believe the oath of office
was administered effectively and that the president
appears in the Constitution itself. And out of the abun-
dance of cautionbecausethere was one word out o
sequence, Chief Justice John Roberts will administer
the oath a second tim e.,
The Constitution isclear about the exact wording
of te oath and as a result, some constitutional experts
have said that a do-over probably wasn't necessary
but also\couldn't hurt. Two other previous presidents
have repeated the oath
RY because of similar issues,
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The Gardner Family Celebrates Historic Event
God of our weary years
God of our silent tears
Thou who has brought us
Thus Far on our way......James Weldon Johnson
The historic inauguration of the 44th United States President was
not to be just an ordinary inauguration day for The Gardner Children:
Mesdames Angie Gardner Sherman, Delores Gardner James, and
Irma Gardner Rucker; Ossie Leroy Gardner, Henry Louis Gardner,
Larry Anthony Gardner, and the late Kenneth Lawrence Gardner.
In honor of their Family Legacy: Cuffie and Lydia Bacon; Samuel
Bacon and Lula Hines Bacon; Steven Underwood and Rosa Bell
Bacon Underwood; Ossie Gardner, Sr. and Annie Bell Underwood
Gardner, the siblings hosted a Champagne Luncheon and TV Viewing
of the Inauguration of Barack Hussein Obama, the first African
American President of the United States of American at the family's
palatial and stunningly appointed Emily's Walk home.
The celebration commenced with a 'Get Acquainted Breakfast
Buffet'. The open buffet included fresh fruit, Danish, tea, coffee, and
fruit juices. And then it was time to focus on the historical inauguration
ceremonies. Following the oath of office forboththeVicePresident Joe
Biden and President Barack Obama, theguests joined the Gadner
Family for a Champagne Toast.:
The luncheon buffet that followed on both the upperand lower le
els of the home included: *Baked chicken; yellow. rice; green beans;
glazed carrots; tossed salad with assorted dressings; assortedrolls,
assorted desserts, sweet tea, coffee and more champagne.
The Gardner Family's legacy continues through Lorie Karol
Sherman; Toya Nicole James, Brandon and Jordon Beverly;
NicholasTaylorGardner;PaulE.Ruker, Jr. and Evan Rucker;
Larry Gardner, Jr., Antonio Taft, NeKeda Gundy; Ashley, Brittany,
Nija, Paige and Zion; Kenneth Lawrence Gardner, Jr., Kimberly
Gardner Jones, Antwan Nelson, Kenneth, II, Daneisha, Lauryn and
SIt was a wonderful morningand earlyafternoon of amaraderie with
family, friends, and school friends celebrating an unbelievably momen-
tous occasion. Each guest was presented a Certificate of Distinction for
being present at the momentous occasion. I felt so very privileged to
have been included!;. ::: .: .
"Thou Who hast by Thy might, led us into the light ^,
Keep us forever in the path we pray.
Lest our feet, stray from the places our GOD where me me thie
Lest our hearts, drunk with the win heof the worldwe fogeThe
Shadowed beneath thy hand, may weforever stand
TRUE TO OUR GOD, TRUE TO OUR NATIVE LAND."
James Weldon Johnson
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State Representative Audrey Gibson and Lonzie Leath.
The Gardner Siblings and Their Legacy
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The 2009 Inaugural Luncheon
After the president takes the oath of office and delivers his Inaugural address and following the departure cer-
emony for the outgoing President, he is escorted to Statuary Hall in the U.S. Capitol for the traditional Inaugural
Often featuring cuisine reflecting the home states of the new President and Vice President, as well as the theme
of the Inauguration, the Luncheon program includes speeches, gift presentations from the Joint Congressional
Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies (JCCIC), and toasts to the new administration. While this tradition dates as
far back as 1897, when the Senate Committee on Arrangements first gave a luncheon for President McKinley and
several other guests at the U.S. Capitol, it did not begin in its current form until 1953.
Lenox crystal bowl presented to the President. Lenox crystal bowl presented to the Vice-President.
During the Inaugural Luncheon it is traditional for the President and Vice President to be presented with gifts
by the Congress on behalf of the American people. The Presiderit and Vice President will each be presented with
a framed official photograph taken of their swearing-in ceremony by a Senate photographer, as well as flags
flown over the U.S. Capitol during the inaugural ceremonies.
The President and Vice President will also receive one-of-a-kind engraved crystal bowls, created by the Lenox
Company of Lawrenceville, NJ. President Obama will receive a bowl depicting the White House on a crystal
base inscribed with "Barack H. Obama, January 20, 2009, The Presidential Inaugural." Vice President Biden will
receive a bowl depicting the United States Capitol, on a crystal base inscribed with "Joseph R. Biden, Jr., January
20, 2009, The Vice Presidential Inaugural." The bowls were designed by Timothy Carder and hand-cut by mas-
ter glass-cutter Peter O'Rourke.
The first course will be served on replicas of the
china from the Lincoln Presidency, which was selected
by Mary Todd Lincoln at the beginning of her hus-
band's term in office. The china features the American
bald eagle standing above the U. S. Coat of Arms, sur-
rounded by a wide border of "solferino," a purple-red
hue popular among the fashionable hosts of the day...
The floral arrangements, designed by JLB Floral of
Alexandria, Virginia, will feature Red Charlotte roses,
Rouge Basier roses, Hot Lady roses, a floribunda rose
called Hot Majolica, hydrangea in shades of blues and
purples, and light blue delphinium in a footed brass
compote. After the luncheon, the floral arrangements
will be given to the Walter Reed Army Medical Center.
2009 Luncheon Flowers
2009 Luncheon China
2009 Luncheon Painting: 'View of the Yosemite Valley'
The backdrop for the luncheon was chosen for the occasion, and borrowed from the New York Historical
Society. The painting, "View of the Yosemite Valley," by Thomas Hill, reflects the majestic landscape of the
American West and the dawn of a new era. The subject of the painting, Yosemite Valley, represents an important
but often overlooked event from Lincoln's presidency-his signing of the 1864 Yosemite Grant, which set aside
Yosemite Valley and the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias as a public reserve.
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2007 Sawuignon Blanc, Napa Valley
A Brace of American Birds (pheasant and duck),
served with Sour Cherry Chutney and
Molasses Sweet Potatoes
2005 Pinot Noir, Anderson Valley
Apple Cinnamon Sponge Cake and Sweet Cream Glace
Korbel Natural "Speal Inaugural Cuvte,"
Some Recipes from the 2009 Inaugural
Yield: 10 servings
..6 (1 Lb) Maine lobsters
..20 medium size Sea scallops
..36 Large shrimp, peel, cleaned and tail removed,
aprox. 2 Ibs.
..10 (1 oz) pieces of black cod
.. cup small dice carrots
..% cup small dice celery
.. cup small dice leek
.. cup small dice Idaho potato
..1 teaspoon kosher salt
..1 teaspoon ground white pepper or black pepper
..*/ teaspoon ground nutmeg
..1 quart heavy cream
..1 cup dry vermouth (can be made without)
..10 (5 inch) puff pastry rounds
..10 (3 1 inch) terrines/ramekins or serving dish of
1. Bring 1 gallon of water to a boil; poach lobsters, then
shrimp, then black cod and last scallops. After seafood
is cooked, remove from water; reserve water and bring
2. Cook all vegetables in liquid that was used for the
seafood, remove vegetables when tender. Allow the
liquid to continue to boil until only 1qt of liquid remains.
This will be the base for the sauce.
3. Bring seafood liquid back to a boil and add the ver-
mouth and heavy cream and reduce by half, season
with salt, white pepper and nutmeg to taste. You have
reached your desired thickness when the sauce will
cover the back of a wooden spoon. Set aside to cool.
4. Cut Maine lobster, shrimp and scallops into bite size
5. Pre-heat oven at 400 degrees.
6. Fold seafood and vegetables into cool sauce, being
careful not to mix too much as this will break up the
seafood. Scoop mixture into terrines or oven proof
baking dish of your choice.
7. Cover terrines with puff pastry rounds, brush them
with egg wash and bake them until golden brown
about 8-10 minutes, allow to cool for 5 minutes before
serving. You can cook this 2-3 hours
ahead of time and keep warm at 150 F degrees.
*All seafood can be substituted with other favorite
options of your choice and availability.
Molasses Whipped Sweet Potatoes
Yield: 2 quarts
..3 large sweet potatoes, about 3 pounds
..2 tablespoons unsalted butter
..1 teaspoon kosher salt
..% cup orange juice
..% tablespoon of brown sugar
..1 tablespoon of molasses
..1 teaspoon of ground cumin
..2 tablespoons maple syrup
1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
2. Place sweet potatoes on a baking sheet and roast
until easily pierced with a fork, about 1 hour.
3. Peel the skin off of the sweet potatoes while still
hot.By hand or mixer, smash potatoes until all large
chunks are gone. Combine the potatoes, butter, salt,
orange juice, brown sugar, ground cumin, molasses
and maple syrup in a large bowl. Continue to mix all
together until all lumps are gone. Adjust any of the sea-
sonings to your specific tastes. Can be made the day
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Keke Palmer Hosts The
Kids Inaugural Concert
By Rych McCain
(Photo by Larry Palmer)
Keke Palmer, star of her own hit TV show "True
Jackson, VP" on The Nickelodeon Network, was
the host for The Kids Inaugural Concert held the
Verizon Center in Washington, D.C., the night
before President Barak Obama's swearing in cere-
Palmer who is also from the Chicago area like
the Obamas was the personal choice of First
Daughters Malia and Sasha who were front and
center with their mom Michelle.
The event featured The Jonas Brothers, Miley
Cyrus, Demi Lovato, Bow Wow and others who
performed in front of a crowd made up of mostly
military children and teens. Mom and First Lady
Michelle gave the affair a mighty thumbs up and
said the two hour show was "pretty cool."
Malia Obama, Keke Palmer, Sasha Obama and First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama.
President Obama's New Cadillac One Limo Nickname? "The Beast"
General Motors Designs Limo to Secret Service Specs, The FBI Coordinates Inaugural Festivities Security
The new President of
the United States, Barack
Obama, is being driven in
a completely redesigned
The car is fully
armored, protecting its val-
ued occupant-elect with 8-
inch-thick doors and bal-
listic glass windows.
Secret Service agent
Joe Funk (probably not his
Real name), President Bill
Clinton's former driver,
says that the incoming
President will be totally
isolated from the outside
By Rych McCain
has a new radio show
called "The Hey Luenell
Radio Show." It won't be
censored in any form
because it will be broad-
cast via the pod cast for-
mat on I-Tunes and will
be available on her web-
Upcoming guests include
comedian T.K. Kirkland,
rapper DJ Quik and
actor/book author Hill
Sundance Film Fest
The 25th Annual
Sundance Film Festival
is taking place this week
Sin Park i City, Utah.
ASCAP (The American
Society of Composers,
Authors and Publishers
will host a live perform-
ance showcase called
ASCAP Music Cafd and
will feature Wyclef Jean,
Montell Jordan and Rich
Robinson of The Black
Crowes among others as
special musical guests of
"The People Speak."
They will also feature
readings by Benjamin
Bratt, Josh Brolin, Woody
Kilcher and Melissa Leo,
narrated by Howard Zinn
and Anthony Arnove.
The Hip Hop 101
Music and Arts Festival
world once inside the vehi-
"At the same time, I
think he will be surprised
at the communication
capabilities, how the
phones, the satellites, the
Internet--everything is at
his fingertips," Funk said.
"So at one end, you are
totally removed from soci-
ety. The other side of the
coin is that he can have any
wide at a moment's touch."
Built by General
Motors the armoured vehi-
celebrate Black History
Month with special guest
Ludacris, Common and
turntableist Mix Master
Mike of The Beastie Boys
on Saturday Feb., 21,
2009 at the Los Angeles
Sports Arena. Singer/song
writer Keri Hilson and
punk singer Janelle
Monae will also join the
star studded line up along
with additional perform-
ers, dance competitions,
visual arts, installations
and a graffiti art exhibi-
'My Bloody Valentine
stars Jensen Ackles,
Jaime King, Kerr Smith,
Kevein Tighe, Edi
Gathegi, Tome Atkins,
Betsy Rue and Megan
Well here we go-
again! An ax pick wield-
ing psycho killer is on the
loose in a small mining
town. Many think he
might be the same killer
who struck in the coal
mines ten years earlier. As
usual, everyone who tries
to run from the psycho
trips, falls and springs
his/her ankle than tries to
speed crawl away from
the psycho who always
catches up. Why doesn't
the psycho trip, fall and
spring his ankle and try
crawling after the victim
for a change? As usual -
again, a tight circle of
cle has been nicknamed
'The Beast'. It is the latest
in a line of cars built by
Cadillac for the First Fleet,
though historically the
President has also been
driven in Ford's luxury.
brand, Lincoln. The latest
Cadillac is also said to be
fitted with tear-gas can-
nons, reinforced tyres and
a wheelbase built to resist
bomb ar missile attacks.
The car was designed,
developed and tested by
specialists who adhered to
an extensive set of specifi-
friends get taken out one
by one. When you've seen
on psycho killer flick (we
all know the titles) you've
seen them all. The 3-D
visuals are the basic sav-
ing grace of this film.
New In Town stars
Renee Zellweger, Harry
Connick, Jr., J.K.
Fallon Hogan and
This is a film about a
female corporate execu-
tive (Zellweger) making
her way up the ladder and
is sent out to a small
Minnesota town in the
middle of winter from
Miami to oversee a food
processing plant. She
encounters problems with
the people's small town
ways and mentality and a
local truck driving, beer-
drinking union boss
(Connick, Jr.). The film is
funny and the script is
well written. The film
also has two black pro-
ducers Darryl Taja and
Tracey Edmonds and a
black writer Ken Rance.
So this film firmly adds
more proof that blacks
can work on mainstream
Hollywood films and
Hit me up at feed-
So da aiki
(Love and work)
cations. It was subjected to
an extreme testing regimen
to ensure performance that
achieves precise functional
requirements. In doing so,
security provisions were
undertaken at all times dur-
ing development to ensure
the car's functional capa-
bilities are preserved and
An embroidered presi-
dential seal is positioned in
the center of the rear seat
back panel, as well as on
each rear door trim panel.
Presidential seals are also
affixed to the exterior rear
doors. The U.S. flag is
placed on the right front
fender, and the presidential
standard is located on the
left front fender when the
president travels in the
vehicle. High-tech LED
Spotlights illuminate the
flags at night.
FBI on the Job
While the United States
Secret Service is responsi-
ble for overall security of
the inauguration, the
Federal Bureau of
Investigation takes the lead
in working to prevent ter-
rorist attacks and in gather-
ing, analyzing, and sharing
intelligence related .to
potential threats. Around
the clock leading up to and
during the Inauguration,
FBI personnel staffed the
Washington Field Office's
Command and Tactical
Operations Center, as well
as the Strategic
Center at FBI
Headquarters. The FBI
also provided support to
the United States Secret
Service Joint Information
This is big difference
from the days of the 1950s
and 1960s when the FBI
under the leadership of
J.Edgar Hoover spied on
Americans like Martin
Luther King, Jr. and
Today, more than 4,200
in the FBI.
Cadillac stretch, which CNN refers to as "part car, part truck
and, from the looks of it, part tank."
FBI agents and support staff work inside the Washington
Field Office Command and Technical Operations Center
The FBI Mobile Command Center vehicle
View a completely redesigned White
House Web site that went online
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at 12:00 noon at the Prime F. Osborn Convention Center, located at 1000 Water
Street. One of Dr. Martin Luther King's foot soldiers and his close confidant in the
movement, the Honorable Congressman John Lewis of Georgia's Fifth
Congressional District will serve as the keynote speaker for the event. Essay win-
ners from our annual Essay Contest in partnership with Duval County Public
Schools will be presented. The selected winners from this annual essay contest
will recite their essays and they will be awarded with a trip to visit the King Center
in Atlanta, Georgia. Tickets for the luncheon are $25 and can be purchased at the
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the historical society located 1293 W. 19th Street. The center will be open for tours
during this time. For directions, please call 904-598-9567.
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more information call 352-344-0657 or www.tnteventsinc.com.
SUMMER IN SANCTUARY Moca Jacksonville presents the one-act play
January 29, 30, and 31 at 7:30 p.m. at the MOCA Theatre, located at 333 North
Laura St., in Jacksonville. Told through monologue, song, poetry, and multimedia,
poet/playwright Al Letson chronicles his journey working at a summer camp at
the Sanctuary on 8th Street. Tickets are $12 for members ($15 for non-members).
Cafe' Nola Dinner & Theatre package: $40 members, ($45 non-members). For
tickets, call 366-6911 ext. 208.
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to enter into our seventh year, this Black Tie awards ceremony continues to serve
as the premier televised awards show recognizing the contributions and accom-
plishnents of Blacks and corporations that celebrate inclusion and diversity in the
workplace. This year as America celebrates the accomplishments of Barack
Obama, our country's first African American president, Florida has the distinct
honor of recognizing outstanding individuals who have made valuable contribu-
tions in the categories of education, business, performing arts and sports-to name
a few. In a historic effort, Blue Cross and Blue Shield takes great pleasure in salut-
ing the Presidents and the legacy of Florida's Historically Black Colleges and
Universities, to include, Bethune-Cookman University, Florida Agricultural
Mechanical University, Florida Memorial and Edward Waters College, the oldest
of Florida's African-American educational institutions. Kick-Off Reception is
Friday, March 13, 2009 at 6:00 p.m. 9:00 p.m. at The Status Lounge located at
912 West Colonial Dr., Orlando, FL. The Onyx Awards is Saturday, March 14,
2009. General Reception: 5:30 p.m.; VIP Reception: 5:30 p.m.; Gala Dinner:
7:00 p.m.; Awards Show: 8:00 p.m.; Post Reception: 10:00 p.m. to be held at the
Rosen Plaza Hotel, 9700 International Dr., Orlando, FL.
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Inauguration Speech January 20, 2009
~ President Barack Hussein Obama
My fellow citizens: I stand here today humbled by the task before
us, grateful for the trust you have bestowed, mindful of the sacrifices
borne by our ancestors. I thank President Bush for his service to our
nation, as well as the generosity and cooperation he has shown through-
out this transition.
Forty-four Americans have now taken the presidential oath. The
words have been spoken during rising tides of prosperity and the still
waters of peace. Yet, every so often the oath is taken amidst gathering
clouds and raging storms. At these moments, America has carried on not
simply because of the skill or vision of those in high office, but because
we the people have remained faithful to the ideals of our forebears, and
true to our founding documents. So it has been. So it must be with this
That we are in the midst of crisis is now well understood. Our nation is at war; against a far-reaching
network of violence and hatred. Our economy is badly weakened, a consequence of greed and irresponsi-
bility on-the part of some, but also our collective failure to make hard choices and prepare the nation for a
new age. Homes have been lost; jobs shed; businesses shuttered. Our health care is too costly; our schools
fail too many; and each day brings further evidence that the ways we use energy strengthen our adversaries
and threaten our planet.
These are the indicators of crisis, subject to data and statistics. Less measurable but no less profound
is a sapping of confidence across our land -a nagging fear that America's decline is inevitable, and that
the next generation must lower its sights.
Today I say to you that the challenges we face are real. They are serious and they are many. They will
not be met easily or in a short span of time. But know this, America they will be met.
On this day, we gather because we have chosen hope over fear, unity of purpose over conflict and dis-
cord. On this day, we come to proclaim an end to the petty grievances and false promises, the recrimina-
tions and worn out dogmas, that for far too long have strangled our politics.
We remain a young nation, but-in the words of Scripture, the time has come to set aside childish
things. The time has come to reaffirm our enduring spirit; to choose our better history; to carry forward
that precious gift, that noble idea, passed on from generation to generation: the God-given promise that all
are equal, all are free and all deserve a chance to pursue their full measure of happiness.
In reaffirming the greatness of our nation, we understand that greatness is never a given. It must be
earned. Our journey has never been one of shortcuts or settling for less. It has not been the path for the
faint-hearted for those who prefer leisure over work, or seek only the pleasures of riches and fame.
Rather, it has been the risk-takers, the doers, the makers of things some celebrated but more often men
and women obscure in their labor, who have carried us up the long, rugged path towards prosperity and
For us, they packed up their few worldly possessions and traveled across oceans in search of a new
life. For us, they toiled in sweatshops and settled the West; .endured the lash of the whip and plowed the
hard earth. For us, they fought and died, in places like Concord and Gettysburg; Normandy and Khe Sahn.
Time and again these men and women struggled and sacrificed and worked till their hands were raw
so that we might live a better life. They saw America as bigger than the sum of our individual ambitions;
greater than all the differences of birth or wealth or faction.
This is the journey we continue today. We remain the most prosperous, powerful nation on Earth. Our
workers are no lesproductive than when this crisis began. Our minds are no less inventive, our goods and
services no less needed than they were last week or last month or last year. Our capacity remains undimin-
ished. But our time of standing pat, of protecting narrow interests and putting off unpleasant decisions -
that time has surely passed. Starting today, we must pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off, and begin again
the work of remaking America.
For everywhere we look, there is work to be done. The state of the economy calls for action, bold and
swift, and we will act not only to create new jobs, but to lay a new foundation for growth. We will build
the roads and bridges, the electric grids and digital lines that feed our commerce and bind us together. We
will restore science to its rightful place, and wield technology's wonders to raise health care's quality and
lower its cost. We will harness the sun and the winds and the soil to fuel ouir cars and run our factories.
And we will transform our schools and colleges and universities to meet the demands of a new age. All
this we can do. All this we will do.
Now, there are some who question the scale of our ambitions who suggest that our system cannot
tolerate too many big plans. Their memories are short. For they have forgotten what this country has
already done; what free men and women can achieve when imagination is joined to common purpose, and
necessity to courage.
What the cynics fail to understand is that the ground has shifted beneath them that the stale polit-
ical arguments that have consumed us for so long no longer apply. The question we ask today is not
whether our government is too big or.too small,but whether it works whether it helps families findjobs
at a decent wage, care they can afford, a retirement that is dignified. Where the answer is yes, we intend
to move forward. Where the answer is no, programs Will end. Those of us who manage the public's dbl-
lars will be held to account to spend wisely, reform bad habits, and do our business in the light of day
- because only then can we restore the vital trust between people and their government.
Nor is the question before us whether the market is a force for good or ill. Its power to generate wealth
and expand freedom is unmatched, but this crisis has reminded us that without a watchful eye, the market
canr spin out of control and that a nation cannot prosper long when it favors only the prosperous. The
success of our economy has always depended not just on the size ofour gross domestic product, but on
the reach of our:prosperity; on our ability to extend opportunity to every willing heart not out of char-
ity, but because it is the surest route to our common good.
As for our common defense, we reject as false the choice between our safety and our ideals. Our
founding fathers ... our foundfathers, faced with perils we can scarcely imagine, drafted a charter to assure
the rule of law and the rights of man, a charter expanded by the blood of generations. Those ideals still
light the world, and we will not give them up for expedience's sake. And so to all the other peoples and
governments who are watching today, from the grandest capitals to the small village where my father was
born: know thatAmerica is a friend of each nation and every man, woman, and child who seeks a future
of peace and dignity, and that we are ready to lead once more.
Recall that earlier generations faced down fascism and communism not just with missiles and tanks,
but with sturdy alliances and enduring convictions. They understood that our power alone cannot protect
us, nor does it entitle us to do as we please. Instead, they knew that our power grows through its prudent
use; our security emanates from the justness of our cause, the force of our example, the tempering quali-
ties of humility and restraint.
We are the keepers of this legacy. Guided by these principles once more, we can meet those new
threats that demand even greater effort even greater cboperation and understanding between nations.
We will begin to responsibly leave Iraq to its people, and forge a hard-eamed peace in Afghanistan. With
old friends and former foes, we will work tirelessly to lessen the nuclear threat, and roll back the specter
of a warming planet. We will not apologize for our way of life, nor will we waver in its defense, and for
those who seek to advance their aims by inducing terror and slaughtering innocents, we say to you now
that our spirit is stronger and cannot be broken; you cannot outlast us, and we will defeat you.
i For we know that our patchwork heritage is a strength, not a weakness. We are a nation of Christians
and Muslims, Jews and Hindus -andnon-believers. We are shaped by every language and culture, drawn
from every end of this Earth; and because we have tasted the bitter swill of civil war and segregation, and
emerged from that dark chapter stronger and more united, we cannot help butbelieve that the old hatreds
shall someday pass; that the lines of tribe shall soon dissolve; that as the world grows smaller, our com-
mon humanity shall reveal itself; and that America must play its role in ushering in a new era of peace.
To the Muslim world, we seek a new way forward, based on mutual interest and mutual respect To
those leaders around the globe who seek to sow conflict, or blame their society's ills on the West know
that'your people will judg, you on what you can build, not what you destroy. To those who cling to power
through corruption and deceit and the silencing of dissent, know that you are on the wrong side of histo-
ry; but that we will extend a hand if you are willing to unclench your fist.
To the people of poor nations, we pledge to work alongside you to make your farms flourish and let
clean waters flow; to nourish starved bodies and feed hungry minds. And to those nations like ours that
enjoy relative plenty, we say we can no longer afford indifference to the suffering outside our borders; nor
can we consume the world's resources without regard to effect. For the world has changed, and we must
change with it.
As we consider the road that unfolds before us, we remember with humble gratitude those brave
Americans who, at this very hour, patrol far-off deserts and distant mountains. They have something to tell
us, just as the fallen heroes who lie in Arlington whisper through the ages. We honor them not only because
they are guardians of our liberty, but because they embody the spirit of service; a willingness to find mean-
ing in something greater than themselves. And yet, at this moment a moment that will define a gener-
ation it is precisely this spirit that must inhabit us all.
For as much as government can do and must do, it is ultimately the faith and determination of the
American people upon which this nation relies. It is the kindness to take in a stranger when the levees
break, the selflessness of workers who would rather cut their hours than see a friend lose their job which
sees us through our darkest hours. It is the firefighter's courage to storm a stairway filled with smoke, but
also a parent's willingness to nurture a child, that finally decides our fate.
Our challenges may be new. The instruments with which we meet them may be new. But those val-
ues upon which our success depends hard work and honesty, courage and fair play, tolerance and curios-
ity, loyalty and patriotism these things are old. These things are true. They have been the quiet force of
progress throughout our history. What is demanded then is a return to these truths. What is required of us
now is a new era of responsibility a recognition, on the part of every American, that we have duties to
ourselves, our nation, and the world, duties that we do not grudgingly accept but rather seize gladly, firm
in the knowledge that there is nothing so satisfying to the spirit, so defining of our character, than giving
our all to a difficult task.
This is the price and the promise of citizenship. This is the source of our confidence the knowl-
edge that God calls on us to shape an uncertain destiny. This is the meaning of our liberty and our creed
- why men and women and children of every race and every faith can join in celebration across this mag-
nificent Mall, and why a man whose father less than sixty years ago might not have been served at a local
restaurant can how stand before you to take a 'most sacred oath.
So let us mark this day with remembrance, of who we are and how far we have traveled. In the year
of America's birth, in the coldest of months, a small band of patriots huddled by dying campfires on the
shores of an icy river. The capital was abandoned. The enemy was advancing. The snow was stained with
blood. At a moment when the outcome of our revolution was most in doubt, the father of our nation
ordered these words be read to the people:
"Let it be toldto the future world ... that in the depth of winter, when nothing but hope and virtue could
survive...that the city and the country, alarmed at one common danger, came forth to meet (it)."
America, in the face of our common dangers, in this winter of our hardship, let us remember these
timeless words. With hope and virtue, let us brave once more the icy currents, and endure what storms may
come. Let it be said by our children's children that When we were tested we refused to let this journey end,
that we did not turn back nor did we falter; and with eyes fixed on the horizon and God's grace upon us,
we carried forth that great gift of freedom and delivered it safely to future generations.
Thank you. God bless you. And God bless the United States of America.
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.ANUARY 24. 2009
The Inauguration Crowd
The Inauguration crowd who traveled by bus, train, and planes. Some people who attended
the inauguration programs, either in person, a tv set or their hotel rooms also took the oppor-
tunity to say, "I was there in bodyor soul."
tuniy to say S os
The crowd was large and the weather was cold so many were
unable to enjoythe inauguration outside even after traveling to
Washington. For example, Clara McLaughlin, publisher of The
Star, enjoyed the festivities while sitting in the Sam Rayburn
Senate Office Buildin. Others attended a prayer breakfast and a
large group sat in the Judiciary Committee Room, enjoying
snacks while watching the event on a jumbo tron TV. Some even
sat in seats normally occupied by members of the Judiciary
Committee. When asked how they felt about the president's
speech a North Carolina couple said, "It was great. I was ready
to pay my tithes."
Jacksonville city employees
(pictured right) could not
attend the inauguration in
Washington, D. C. but the
interest and desire to witness
history was still present. They
therefore gathered and watched
the ceremonies in a conference
room, a meeting area and other
special rooms at City Hall.
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2009 Marks 25 Years of Bragan
: Family Ownership
Special to The Star Sports
The Jacksonville Suns will honor the Bragan family for their long-standing
commitment to professional baseball in Jacksonville. 2009 marks the 25th sea-
..son of Suns ownership for the Bragans, beginning when Chairman of the Board
Peter Bragan, Sr., purchased the team in 1984.
To commemorate the occasion, the Suns will hold a series of promotions beginning
with Opening Night and continuing throughout the 2009 season. On Opening Night, Thursday, April 9 at 7:05, the
Suns will give away collectible coins to the first 3,000 fans. These silver 25th Anniversary coins will feature Suns
Chairman Peter Bragan, Sr., alongside Suns President and General Manager, Peter Bragan, Jr., together known to thou-
sands of baseball fans as "Pappa" and "Pedro".
The Bragan family, natives of Birmingham, Ala., purchased the Suns franchise from Lou Eliopulos in 1984. One
of the original Bragan brothers, WWII veteran Bragan, Sr., has since become the longest-tenured sports owner in
Jacksonville history, seeing the Suns through five Major League affiliations and two ballparks over the past 25 years.
During this time, the Suns have won Southern League Championships in 1996, 2001 and 2005. In 2003, the Suns
moved into the state-of-the-art Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville, and due to the Bragans' tireless efforts, the franchise
has led the Southern League in average and total attendance since.
Both father and son were recognized by The Sporting News as the Minor League Executives of the Year in 2004.
The duos won Florida Sports Awards with the Suns in 1997 and 1998, and were prior recipients of the Hope Award
from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. In 2008, the pair was honored with the Juvenile Diabetes Research
Fund's Living and Giving Award for community service. Bragan, Sr., also contributes to the Jacksonville community
as a Master Mason with the Shriners, and in 2008 celebrated his 65th anniversary with his wife, Mary Frances.
"Pedro" continues the community tradition with the Morocco Temple, as well as with the Jesters Shrine Club,.the
Greater Jacksonville Agricultural Fair, the Osprey Club Executive Board at the University of North Florida, and serv-
ice as board member of the Pine Castle Wild West BBQ in 2005 and 2006 as well as fundraising chair for the Walk to
D'Feet ALS in 2006 and 2007. He has also partnered with the Northeast Florida chapter of Big Brothers Big Sisters
during his tenure as General Manager. His main service is through his "Casey Challenge" literacy program for school-
children in local schools, through which he met his wife, Dr. Nancy Bragan, former principal of Mayport Elementary.
The Jacksonville Suns are the Double-A Affiliate of the Florida Marlins and are proud members of the Southern
League of Professional Baseball Clubs. Season tickets, sponsorships and group events are currently on sale for the
2009 season by calling the Suns front office at (904) 358-2846.
Mn lege Bastball N book
*~Eagleshi ey ar 85-72 Wi0 Over Host Tigers
By Mike Bonts,
Embry-Riddle men's basket-
ball team, led by a game-high
20 points from Denver Cobb,
improved its record to 18-2
overall and 4-0 in The Sun,
Conference with an 85-72
win over Edward Waters.
Daniel Grant, Jr. and
Johnny Nelson led the Tigers
with 18 points each. Byron
Shemwell added 11 and
William Walter-Brown 9.
Cobb finished with five
rebounds, four assists and
three steals. The Eagles shot
60.6 percent (20-33) from the
field. Tyler DeBord and Cobb
led the attack for the Blue and
Gold, registering 10 points
apiece in the first frame.
ERAU outscored the
Tigers 11-2 in the first four
minutes of play and never
looked back. Edward Waters
cut the margin to four with
15:29 left in'the half, but a
DeBord jumper ignited an 18-
5 run that increased the Eagle
lead to 32-18 with 9:54
remaining in the half.
The hosts took a 49-29
lead into the locker room at
The Eagles were held
scoreless until the 15-minute
mark when DeBord was
fouled on his way to the bas-
ket. The senior knocked down
both free throws, sparking a
21-8 run that gave the Eagles
their largest lead of the night
of 24 points (73-49) with 9:30
MORGAN STATE 78
44: Guard Reggie Holmes
scored 29 points, hitting six
three-pointers, leading -the
Bears (9-9, 4-1 MEAC) to a
78-44 win over Bethune-
Cookman University (9-9, 3-
2 MEAC) Monday. aftemoon
at Moore Gymnasium.
B-CU's scoring leaders C.
J. Reed and John Holmes were
held to seven and eight points
respectively by the aggressive
Bears matchup zone.
The Bears were testy com-
ing back from their Saturday
night loss in Tallahassee (63-
58) to FAMU. And the pre-
season pick to win the MEAC
came out firing, Monday in
Daytona Beach leading 34-18
at halftime and cruising to a
34-point koad win.
"They'are the mosttalented
team in te league," said
Wildcats' Coach Clifford
Reed, Jr. "They didn't beat
Maryland by accident and they
have good players. Coach
Bozeman does a greatjob with
them and he had their attention
today following the loss
Saturday (at FAMU). We had
a chance if we rebounded with
them and controlled their tran-
sition and we didn't do those
things. This was a wake up call
for us that we are not where
we want to be. We got a
chance to play against the best
and we didn't test very well."
Morgan State limited the
Wildcats to 20.8 percent field
goal shooting (5-24) in the
opening twenty minutes and
to only 26.5 percent for the
game (13-49). No Wildcat
scored in double figures and
were led by 6-9 junior post
player Tyrel Adams with nine
points and six rebounds in 20
minutes played all season-
highs at B-CU for the transfer
from Hillsborough CC.
Holmes scored eight
points in 23 minutes but the
for MSU with Holmes (29
points) and frontliner Kevin
Thompson's 16 points, 12
rebounds double-double was
too much for B-CU to battle.
FLORIDA A&M 60,
COPPIN STATE 56: Lamar
Twitty scored 21 points and
hit the game-clinching free
throws with nine seconds left
to lead Florida A&M to its
fourth straight win. The
Rattlers (6-10, 4-1 Mid-
Eastern Athletic Conference)
led by as many as 16 points,
but the Eagles (3-15, 1-4)
pulled to within two when
Tywain McKee's floater with
12 seconds left made the
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By Mike Bonts
The Leeds Rhinos suf-
fered several injuries dur-
ing their training camp and
in last Saturday's come
from behind 12-10 win
over Salfqrd City at the
University of North Florida
Captain Kevin Sinfield,
Lee Smith, Danny
McGuire and Keith Senior
all missed the game join-
ing Danny Buderus and
Matt Diskin on the side-
lines while Jodie
Broughton and Paul
McShane were hurt during
Rhinos Head Coach
expressed his pride at his
players after beating the
Reds before 5,700 at
The Rhinos started with
only 16 players in their
squad after injuries ruled
out Sinfield and Senior on
the morning of the game
and then the Rhinos were
dealt further blows during
the game when Kallum
Watkins and Broughton
were ruled out through a
head and ankle injury
"It was great to see so
many Rhinos fans here
today. We are living in
harsh economic times and
it just shows how much
they love the team and we
love them right back, I'm
glad we could give them a
win to put a smile on their
face," said McClennan.
The Reds led 10-0 at
one stage thanks to tries
from Rob Parker and Willie
Talau, John Wilshere con-
verting the former, but
Leeds soon hit back with a
try from Dane Mannering.
The comeback was
completed with two tries in
the final quarter, Ryan Hall
and Ashley Gibson touch-
ing down to edge the
Rhinos ahead by a mere
"The people of
Jacksonville have been
great to us and the facilities
here at University of North
Florida have been excellent
for us to train. We maybe
trained the guys a bit too
hard earlier in the week
which led to the problems
today with some players
being unavailable, but I
would rather be that way at
this time of the year, and be
fit for the challenges ahead
than the other way round,"
linemen Vince Manuwai
and Tony Pashos pulled out
of Saturday's pre-game
skills challenge, due to
The Reds remained in
Leeds went into the game with just 16 players after the
England quartet of Keith Senior, Lee Smith, Danny
McGuire and Kevin Sinfield all dropped out late.
Above: The Leeds came from
behind for a 12-10 win over To the right: Under-
Salford City at the University strength Super League
of North Floridabefore 5,700 champions Leeds
at Hodges Stadium. (Florida Rhinos pulled off a 12-
Star photos by Nancy 10 win over Salford in
Beecher) their challenge match
i SPORTS -
By Mike Bonts, Sports Editor
The Jacksonville University men's basketball team
never trailed in routing the University of North Florida
in the SunTrust River City Rumble, 78-38, before 2,830
at the UNF Arena.
The Dolphins (7-8, 6-1 A-Sun) won their fourth
straight as four players scored in double figures, led by
Marcus Allen's game-high 17.
University of North Florida junior Eni Cuka scored
14 points, hitting 5-of-12 shots from the field and 2-of-
5 3- point attempts.
Jacksonville won its fifth straight in the series. The
Dolphins won the battle on the boards, shot better than
40 percent, held the Ospreys (3-14, 1- 6 A-Sun) to less
than 40 points and took care of the basketball commit-
ting just 10 turnovers.
"This was a complete team effort tonight," saidJU
head coach Cliff Warren. "Every'game in conference
play is important and our team had a tremendous effort
JU's Ayron Hardy scored in double figures for the
sixth straight game, putting up 12 points, five rebounds
and three blocks. Lehmon Colbert added 11 points and
a game-high seven rebounds with Travis Cohn putting
The Dolphins held a 17-rebound advantage on the
boards and forced UNF into 17 turnovers converting
them into 22 points.
"Give JU credit, they won every facet of the game
tonight,' UNE head coach Matt Kilcullen said. "They
played as well as I have seen them play."
JU also held a 36-14 scoring advantage inside,
aided by seven blocked shots.
Ben Smith, JU's leading scorer, put up just six.
points but had seven assists and three steals. He got
help from the bench, as they scored 22 points, led by
Tevin Galvin's seven.
JU had a nine-point lead less than four minutes into
the game when UNF called its first timeout. The
Ospreys cut the deficit to five, but by the midway point
in the first half, JU had built a double- digit lead and
pushed it to as many as 24 before taking a 44-23 lead
into the locker room at halftime.
The Dolphins came'out of the gates quickly grab-
bing a nine-point lead thanks to six early points from
Allen. Cuka was able to get UNF back in the game with
a 3- pointer, while Stan Januska also sunk an early 3-
pointer for the Ospreys. A Cuka jumper at the 11:33
mark of the first half pulled the Ospreys within four at
.14-10, but JU was able to push the advantage to 13
thanks to a 9-2 run.
Januska led the Ospreys with six rebounds to go
along with his seven points.
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The Florida Sunshine
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The featured perform-
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Choir of Tallahassee.
4 All photos by VAUGHN WIL-
Tallahassee Mayor John Marks and wife Jane
FAMU BAND Marching
photo by Tony Leavell
FAMU 100 passes the viewing stand with the first family and vice-president's family.
The Obamas looking at the parade from an upstairs window.
FAMU 100 Marching Band
JANUARY 24. 2009
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The Obamas Decorate The White House
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College of Art and Design. He takes particular pride in his family-focused
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