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Added The GergBia Starin 2006.
Arrested for Using the "F" Word
Timothy Brown had just left his
job around midnight and was
headed home on the Northside of
Jacksonville when he was
stopped by a police car. When
asked what was the problem, he
was told that his brake light was
out. He was then asked to step
Timothy Brown, 27 out of the vehicle and lean on the
Shortly thereafter about nine other Jacksonville officers
arrived at the scene.
Brown was asked if he would mind them checking out
his vehicle. He responded that
he would because it was his. Arrested See A-7
Man Charged with Scaring a
Woman to Death-
Larry Whitfield had planned to rob
Sa bank in Raleigh, N. C. but the doors
were locked. When he tried to get
away, his vehicle crashed and in an
effort to hide, he ran inside the home
of Mary Parnell, 79. He did not touch
Larry Whittield her and advised her that he did not
want to hurt her and asked her to take.
a seat in her bedroom.
Whitfield, 20, had no prior criminal record but he is
now charged with first-degree murder because, accord-
ing to the investigator on the case, he entered her
home, and frighten her which caused her to have a heart
attack. Her husband found her slumped over in a chair
after Whitfield had left. Her autopsy report said she
had an enlarged heart, was overweight and had
advanced liver disease, kidney disease, hypertension,
heart disease and was also a diabetic.
The doctor listed her cause of death as "stress during
Whitfield is being held without bail and faces life.
California Man Kills Family
There was a let-
ter'faxed to a Los
sion station writ-
ten by the dis-
Ervin Lupoe, 40,
Ervin Lupoe, 40, his wife, Ana Lupoe, "tragic story" and
twin 2-year-old boys,5-year-old twin a call to authori-
girls and their 8-year-old sister, ties.
What they found was that both husband and wife had
lost their jobs at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center.
They felt this was their only way out. Both were 40:
All were shot in the head.
Florida to Get Two New
Supreme Court Justices
On January 30, 2001
Judge Hubert Commission will co
James Grimes interviews for vacancy
Jacksonville. These are very
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President Barack Obama on January 29, 2009, ninedaysaere
was sworn in as president, signed the first bill of his presidency.
The bill is called the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Restoration Act and
is provided to make it easier for workers to sue after discovering
what they feel is pay discrimination.
Mr. Obama said that this bill, that he promised during his cam-
paign, is to let America know "that there are no second class citi-
zens in our workplaces, and that it's not just unfair and illegal, it's
bad for business to pay someone less because of their gender or
their age or their race of their ethnicity, religion of disability.
The bill was named after Ledbetter, 70, (standing behind the pres-
ident) because she worked for Goodyear in Alabama for almost 20
years and received less than men doing the same job.
Brunswick Resident, 2nd Oldest
in the World, Dies at 113
Mrs. Beatrice Farve was born
April 30, 1895 in Spring Bluff,
Georgia. She was the second-old-
est person in the United States.
The oldest is also an African-
American female, born in Georgia Mrs.Beatrice
- Gertrude Baines, who is 114 and Farve, 113
now lives in California.
Beatrice Scarlett moved to Brunswick in 1910 and
in 1921, married Dennis John Farve. They had five
children all still living.
SMrs. Farve voted for President Obama but died in
her sleep the day before he was sworn-in (January
Beatrice Farve worked and drove her car until she
was 102,years old, taking care ofAvon products and
selling her birds. She was a very graceful lady.
Georgia Peanut Plant
FDA found roaches, mold, and signs of a
leaking roof were among the many prob-
lems uncovered at a Georgia peanut plant
that discovered was the national cause of a
The inspectors noted ten separate problem
area in the report.
No More Home owners
Insurance in Florida
STATI Mm State Farm Insurance,
announced that they will no
,INSuANCI longer issue home-owner poli-
cies in the State of Fl6rida.
They had asked for a large increase and the
state rejected their request,
When Cell Phones Go Public,
you can receive unwanted calls
that will use your minutes. To
avoid getting such calls you
must register. From your cell
phone, dial the National Do Not
Call List. The number is: 888-
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Married 84 Years
and Still Loving
was born June
Herbert is the
only male she Herbert and Zelmyra Fisher
has ever dated.
She said he is quiet and kind. He is not
much to look at but he is sweet." Herbert
said "we have never argued but, we may
have had a few disagreements.
The couple were married on May 13,
1924. They had five children and all of
them went to college.
Herbert worked as a mechanic at the Coca-
Cola Bottling Company in New Bern for 35
years and once Zelmyra wanted to work
and did so for a short time as a caretaker.
They have lived in the same house for fifty
years. He has hearing problems and she has
a walker. Otherwise, they are fine.
They are the world's longest living couple.
Councilwoman Glorious Johnson Switches
The Republican Party of Duval
County was extremely surprised
when City Councilwoman-at-Large,
Glbrioas Johnson announced that she
is now switching over to the
Ms. Johnson said she is "rooted in
Councilwoman the fertile soil of this city so while
Glorious Johnson political 'winds change -direction and
political parties change in focus, I
remain focused on serving Jacksonville."
She feels that due to the unprecedented leadership of
Barack Obama, the Democratic Party has evolved and seeks
bipartisan inclusiveness like she has never seen during her
political career. She said she intends to remain focus and
continue to do what is right, regardless of which side the
political ledger the act falls.
She said the roots of her service is unchanged, unwavered
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Birth to Eight
I AMIbT in
First parents of eight in
America Seven lived, now
ten years old.
In 1998 eight children
were born to this Houston
couple at St. Luke's
Hospital. Seven lived.
Now, in California, eight
children were born to a
lady, who wishes her
name not to be disclosed.
Presently they are all
breathing on their own
and doing extremely well
even though they will not
Woman See A-7
The FBI disclosed this week that
they will soon use iris scans for
Therefore, a person wearing a
mask will not prevent being iden-
tified. This is far above finger-
print identification and will soon
include other methods.
Man Kills Son to
Avoid Paying Child
E Danny Platt, 22, of
New Orleans, was
ordered to pay child
support for his 2 1/2
year old son. He had
Danny Plat visiting rights but had
never visited him until Friday
when he picked Ja'Shawn Powell
He first reported him kidnapped
but later admitted he slashed his
throat to avoid paying child sup-
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FCAT Assessment and
SAdditional budget cuts
are coming for not only
Duval County Public
Schools, but school dis-
tricts across the state.
Despite this looming trav-
esty to children and educa-
tors alike, the quality of
.education does not have to
weaken, what is required
are parents being more
involved and active in their
child's education. There is
a quote from Words for the
Future (Creando el futuro)
that solidifies the idea of,
"parents are children's first
teachers". Children are
developing from the
moment of birth, their
environment and the expo-
sure that they have create a
developmental impact -for
future learning. Parents
that actively engage their
infant and toddler with
ate and consistent feedback
provide learning that is
enriching, engaging and
creates opportunities for
brain and emotional devel-
opment. Stated in Words
for the Future (Creando el
futuro)," parents who talk,
sing, read, explain and
explore with their children,
even during their first days
of life, are giving their chil-
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dren a gift that will last a
lifetime". These same
strategies can be applied to
all children because of the
growing diversity in class-
rooms and learning styles
There are Great
Educational Successes in
Since 2004 there is
improvement, in the aca-
demic growth of students in
DCPS. Duval County stu-
dents have met with great
success in the areas of read-
ing, math and strong
growth in science. The
implementation of educa-
tional initiatives and the
push for student's improve-
ment in literacy, compre-
hension and math have
helped in this growth.
District wide reading pro-
grams, instructional coach-
es, literacy and math coach-
es for schools and aligning
curriculums to state stan-
dards of instruction all con-
tribute to assist the teachers
in their instructional mod-
els that encourages students
involvement in learning.
The use of Differentiated
Allows for teachers to
teach based on their stu-
dents learning, styles, the
"one size,.fits all" concept is
not used in the instructional
process because of our
diverse learners in the
respective schools county
wide. Diversity in educa-
tion is not just in the form
of ethnic, cultural, religious
and gender diversity, but in
learning style, grasping of
concepts and exposure to
materials and opportunities
for cognitive growth in our
children. Those who are not
involved in the educational
realms of their children do
not realize that diversity
comes in the mind and stu-
dent learning not just from
a students past.
The team effort
approach (teachers, parents
and community) is needed
to help students continue to
be successful; teachers can-
not do it by themselves.
More parents need to step
up and help with their chil-
dren, step into the class-
rooms to observe their
child's behavior, build up
opportunities for learning
at home with a home
library not just TV or gam-
ing time. Eric Smith,
Commissioner stated that,"
we as a state need to move
to the next step, the next
generation of focus on
reading achievement, and
Parents are encouraged to
visit the school more to
observe behavior, attend
PTO/PTA meetings, join
school advisory commit-
tees, and attend school
board meetings to learn
about proposed budget/cur-
riculum changes. When
are scheduled attend them
with an open mind and
willingness to help the
teacher. It is important to be
Get Involved In Your Child's FCAT
by William Jackson, M.Ed.
proactive instead ot reac-
tive to combat disruptive
behavior, low self confi-
dence, and fear of failure
that some students exhibit.
Parents need to state ver-
bally and through their
actions expectations for
success in the classroom.
The parents child will
watch if the parent is sin-
cere and willing to help
with their success, if par-
ents don't care then their
children will not care.
Parents and students
should vigorously be
preparing for the upcoming
assessment with in and out
of school tutoring. Every
grade level improved, in
2007 and growth is expect-
ed for 2008 school year
(Florida Department of
Education) data. Testing
dates should be posted to
for understanding and
preparation not for anxiety
and fear. Build up your
child's confidence just as
you would for any sporting
event. If parents can get
their children psyched for
sports and entertainment
events why not for learn-
ing. There is a responsibili-
ty by both the parent and
child. As stated by Dr. Jim
Taylor,"One of your tasks
as the parent is to teach
your children about respon-
children assume the appro-
priate responsibilities is for
each of you to know what
your responsibilities are. If
you and your children have
a clear understanding of
what is expected of each of
you, then it will be easier to
stay within the confines of
Preparation is the key to
any successful campaign.
There are available
resources such as FCAT
er.org), that are available
online for all students in
third grade and above;
fall.com/) provides work in
reading and math for pri-
mary grades, that help to
build skills in later years.
Churches are providing
Bethel Baptist Institutional
Church has a Saturday
Academy (BEST Saturday
Academy), other churches
and civic organizations are
providing tutorial services
in and out of schools in our
state, check with teachers
and guidance counselors to
see what is available, many
are free. Visit local libraries
for resources in CD ROM
and DVD formats for inter-
active learning and to
address your child's specif-
ic learning style.
Parental concerns for
their child's success in
school .should not start in
.January, but should have
started in August, the first
day of instruction when the
foundation is set. Parents
need to understand for mid-
dle and high school stu-
dents that, "the importance
of comprehension, fluency
and vocabulary increases as
students move up in grade",
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Eric Smith. These skills are
needed to be successful on
ACT/SAT testing for col-
lege entrance and ASVAB
for military entrance. The
foundation to learning is
based in the primary grades
(PreK to 2nd) where par-
ents are more noticeably
involved, but their partici-
pation wanes in the middle
and high school years
where it should stay consis-
tent or increase because of
academic pressures, in
middle school a parents
presence is needed because
of the hormonal and behav-
ioral changes of children at
this age which can cause
challenges in the learning
Tara DuRant, Reading
First Coach and Rhonda
Jones,, Standards Coach
suggestions for parents:
Mrs. DuRant suggests that,
"parents can pre-arrange a
date and time to come in to
observe their child in the
,classroom setting, paying
careful attention to only
observe and not interact
with their child. Parents
can gain invaluable insight
by.doing this and then hav-
ing a conference with the
teacher at a later time. Also,
parents can go a step far-
ther to not only ask if their
child has homework, but
ask to see the homework
and/or agenda book. This
way the parent can see
what the child is working
on in class and they get an
idea of how their child is
doing with that skill".
Mrs. Jones suggests
that," parents be familiar
with what your child
should be learning for each
subject area, provide your
child with newly learned
skill or concept reinforce-
ment at home by reviewing
homework and asking
questions about how they
arrived at their answers and
ask to see quizzes and tests,
and review it with the
child. These reinforce
classroom instruction and
helps you as the parent be
aware of what is being
between the home and
school allows each to be
equally yoked in working
towards a child's academic
success. Don't let the threat
of budget cuts, shortfalls,
cut backs or downgrades
keep you from working for
the best education your
child deserves. FCAT is
just another hurdle for chil-
dren, but does not have to
keep them from being suc-
William Jackson, M.Ed.
Faith In Our Community
Schedule ofEvents and Services
CARING FOR THE CAREGIVER WORKSHOP -
Saturday, January 31, 2009 from 8:30 a.m. 2 p.m. at the
Mary L. Singleton Center located at 150 E. First St.,
Jacksonville. Keynote speaker will be Carol O'Dell, author of
"Mothering Mbther," a daughter's memoir about caring for
her aging mother. Registration: The workshop is free and
open to the public but reservations are required. Home care is
also available for loved ones. Call Nikki Tubig at
904.807.1225 by Monday, January 19, 2009.
CHURCH OF THE GOOD SHEPHERD, Sunday,
February 8; at 3 pm, Lift Every Voice and Sing! an African
American History Month Celebration, Jacksonville Mass
Choir & Paxon School forAdvanced Studies Choirs, Deborah
J. McDuffie artistic director, Dr. Herbert Jones, guest director.
Over 150 voice massed choirs in Good Shepherd's thrilling
acoustics. Works of celebrated African American composers:
Roland Carter, Duke Ellington, Moses Hogan, Arnold
Servier, Richard Smallwood, Royal Stanton, and Raymond
Wise. Free and open to the public. Donations Gratefully
Accepted. For additional information: 904-693-7583 ext.125
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submissions preferred. Send to: email@example.com
Mr Bil- 'itueO
AmerIica n Beach e mor W L4 U111Hiaized
I The 12th
n s Conerence
The 12th Annual Women's
conference will convene
February 13 14, 2009,
Friday night at 7:30 p.m. and
Saturday morning at 10:00
a.m. President, Prophetess
Sandra J. Catdona, extends
this invitation to the commu-
nity to come fellowship with
us as Prophetess Carolyn
Clark Laithers will be our
speaker. Prophetess Laithers
begin her walk with the Lord
at an early age; She was only
5 .years old when she was
singing in an. all adult choir.
r Tony Laithers and the moth-
a part of Cithadel of Hope
voman of God with a prophet-
taker for the Fluker
Bill was also the self
parking lot operator
and business at
Jacksonville native has American Beach lived in tvans enezvous
SBeach lived i the
been romping on abandoned oceanfront prop- for Coach Weathersbee.
IsCot American Beach since erties Over the past few years,
AMERICAN eAmeia Bec
BEACH he was 12 years old Upon his retirement after every evening Ir. Bill
S BEAC. when this historic30 years from theityof would be parked outside the
African AmericanBeach Jacksonville as a plumber, corner convenience store
was founded and estab- Mr Bill became a permanent waitingfor the scratch off
I lished in 1935. Mr. Bill's resident and fixture along the numbers to be played at 8.
love ofthe beach oceanfront. Mr. Bil Mr. Bill r was sought after by
extended. to his family himself to entrepreneurs and neighbors for advice on get-
and the extended fami- residents through depend- tin the best production from
William N. "Bill" Strain, lies who embraced him for able service. He managed their flower and vegetable
85, an American Beach sce- his warmth, wit and charm. the E Patio until its closing gardens. He cared for the
nic fixture, succumbs after When Bill returned from the in the 1990s he was a care- unique bred of feral bob-
an illness. Bill Strain a services, just after World domestic cats that roamed
War II, he began a party on -the beach. Bill leaves a
American Beach- '' loving family that
that lasted a life- includes his attentive
time. Since 1947 e Bil -- and devoted daughter,
he has lived in 'Christal Spencer; sis-
some of the ter, Lottie B. Canton of
newest and best California; nephew
vacation rentals and niece, Joseph
in the community (Myma Marshall)
and during black The urn that holds the ashes ofMr. Strain; and a bounty of
Family and friends ofMr. Bill flight on BilL extended family and
*******e. ee.***.***** e.**********e.*****.**********.*** friends.
Long time friend, Rev.
Rosella Pelham assistant
Minister of the Franklin
STown United Methodist
verside Presb terinan House .Church officiated over the
memorial services' held in
904-388-9376 TDD: 800-545-1833, Ext. 424 Burney Park. Reflections
2020 Park Str~e, Jacksonvillse FL 32204 were given by Neil Frink,
.President of the Association
Riverside Presbyterian Apartments for the Study and
904353.6111 TDD: 800,545.1833, Ext. 424 Preservation of African
American History of Nassau
1045 Oak Street, Jacksonvil, FL Cr32204lton Fluker
.*County; Carlton Fluker,
owner The Fluker Funeral
Homes in Waycross,
Georgia; Linda Stewart,
Barber and Hair Stylist.
WESTON'S MORTUARY may be made in his memory
Wto Cats Angels, Inc., P. O.
"EXCELLENCE IN SERVICE AND PERSONAL CARE IS ABSOLUTE" Box 16072, Fernandina
,, Beach, Florida 32035.
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I The Church Directory
S"Come and Worship With Us"
New Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church
1824 Prospect Street Jacksonville, FL 32208
Sunday School ....................................9:30 a.m.
Intercessory Prayer....................10:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ......................11:00 a.m.
2nd & 3rd Sundays (Old Sanctuary)
Tuesday Pastoral Bible Study ............... 7:00 p.m.
Pastor, Eric Lee
Rev. Joe Calhoun, Pastor Emeritus
(904) 764-5727 Church
Historic Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church
W orship Service................................................ ..................10:00 a.m .
Church School......... ............................................................... 8:45 a.m.
Fulfillment Hour Bible Study............................................6:30 p.m.
Every 2nd & 4th Thursday............................10:00 a.m.-12:00 Noon
Joy Explosion Ministry.................:.................................... 6:30 p.m.
201 East Beaver St. (904) 355-9475
Rev. F.D. Richardson Jr., Pastor
GREATER EL-BETHEL DIVINE HOLINESS CHURCH
"The Church Where Everybody Is Somebody"
Bishop Lorenzo, Hall., Pastor
Street Address: 723 W. 4th St. Jacksonville, Florida 32209
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 3575, Jacksonville, Florida 32206
Church Telephone: (904) 359-0661 Home: (904) 358-8932 Cell: 710-1586
Sunday School.................................. ......................... 9:30 a.m.
M morning W orship......................... ........... ..................................... 11:00 a.m.
Tuesday................................................Prayer Meeting & Bible Study,7:00 p.m.
Thursday................................................... ... ......Joy Night,7:00 p.m.
PENTECOSTAL CHURCH of GOD
"Jesus Loves Sinners Church Folk Don't"
Elder Joseph Rice
Sunday School --- -------------------- --- 10:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship -------------------12:00 Noon & 7:00 p.m.
Bible Study ------------ Tuesday & Friday----- 7:00 p.m.
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Alphonso West Mortuary, died January 23, 2009. WALTON, James M., 68,
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"There 's Always Somnething Happening On The First Coast"
What's Hip, What's Hot,
What's Now! JEr n at
Ebony Fashion Fair Hits The First Coast
"The famed runways of Paris, New York, London
and Milan are once again sparking fashion bulletins and
sounding style alerts as there is plenty of exciting news
to be reported from the new world of fashion, 'featuring
a new generation of models and designers forecasting
what's hip, what's hot, and what's now," writes Mrs.
Eunice Johnson, Producer and Director of the Ebony
Fashion Fair. Ebony Fashion Fair Co-Chairs Mesdames Mses. Morgan Danford and Lauren Smith. Ms. Heather Blume and her friend
Patricia Hill Mitchell (L) and Johnetta
Fabulous met fierce in this 51st Annual Fashion Moore (R) with Gamma Rho Omeg'a I.
Show that featured the latest trends and unique styles. Chater, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority
With thirteen (13) alluring models wearing designs o President Mrs. Bonnie
Christian Lacroix, Sarli, B. Michael, Carolina
Herrera, Ruben Singer and Jean-Louis Scherrer, the
show was outstanding.
Tailored looks with stylish feminine panache with
newly shaped pants, jackets and shirts were all included
in this year's Ebony Fashion Fair repertoire!! Big and
brightly-colored jewelry and handbags are 'in', as are
copiously flamboyant shoes with colorful plums and The Harpers. Mses. Juanita Church and Vernita Coleman.
beads. Hats are also 'in'.
EBONY FASHION FAIR, an elaborate production
fully equipped with special effects, Hip-Hop and
Rhythm & Blues music again had all of the entertain- Mrs. Gwen Oglesby with her daughter Ms.
ment found in a Broadway show. The annual production
supports the many programs of the Gamma Rho Omega
Chapter, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority. Programs spon.-
sored by the local sorority include: Hugs Not Hits,
December to Remember, Academic tutoring, Adopt-a-
Family Program, Dignity U Wear, Shands Children
Party, Economic Forums, Earn Save Prosper, Health Alpha Kappa Alp ha Sorority Members
Mesdames Dr. Brenda Simmons and
Forums, Youth summer Camp, Cultural Art Program, Elnora Atkins. Mses. Ola Lawyer, KristenCook and Rhonda
Senior Citizen Program BRATS (Brilliant, Responsible, Peebles.
Alert, Talented, Scholars)and the AKA Dollars for
Scholars Scholarship Program.
2008 Scholarship Winners are: Sarah Bobbitt and
Elizabeth Cotto ($1,000 College Scholarship Winners); The Gibbses. Mrs. Gibbs is currently the
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Emma Roberts And Jake T. Austin Team Up As
Family In Hotel For Dogs
By Rych McCain
Photo: Dreamworks Pictures
& Nickelodeon Movies
Hotel For Dogs is a
new movie out that is a
heart warmer for chil-
dren as well as dog and
pet lovers. The film's
success is not only due
in part to the care and
concern it expresses
about the animals but is
carried largely on the
shoulders of its teen
stars Emma Roberts
who plays Andi, the big
sister to Bruce, played
by Jake T. Austin. The
duo is so well match in
the film that they can
pass for sister and
brother in real life.
them at the fabulous W
Hotel in the beautiful
Westwood area of LA.,
one can easily get an
honest sense of real
between the; teen
Roberts hails from a
showbiz family with
her aunt being Julia
Roberts and her dad is
Julia's brother actor
Eric Roberts. This spir-
ited teen just came off
of a three year run as
Addie Singer in the
Nickelodeon hit come-
in which she has
appeared include Blow,
By Rych McCain
:turer Bernard Standley
hoyes.com, will travel to
Fuzhou City in the Fujian
iProvince of China in
:February to create his first
granite rock sculpture. He
has been privately com-
missioned to design a six
foot, 3 ton blue fin tuna
while working under the
guidance of one of the
:world's head stonemasons
In celebration of this
year's Grammy Awards,
The American Society of
Composers, Authors and
Publishers (ASCAP), will
present a special
"Hitmakers" panel dis-
cussion on Sat. Feb., 7,
2009 at The Musician's
Institute in Hollywood.
Panelists include Johrita
Austin (ASCAP's pop and
rhythm & soul music
awards songwriter of the
year in 2007); Ne-yo
(nominated for six
Grammy Awards this
year); Manitel Seal and
Film and music pro-
ducer Jim White and his
daughters have created an
animated video titled
"The All Ball Band." The
opposite Johnny Depp
and Penelope Cruz;
Lymelife, opposite Alec
Baldwin and Timothy
Hutton to mention a
couple. Roberts has
graced the covers of
Vanity Fair, Teen
Vogue, Elle Girl, Teen
Magazine, YM, Sweet
Sixteen and Girl's Life.
Despite all of the glam-
orous exposure, she is
cordial, respectful and
very sweet natured.
Roberts gives an exam-
ple of how the massive
affects her by revealing
a situation she was in
recently. She sighs,
"I'm like really short
and have dark hair so I
kind of blend in when
I'm not made up and no
one really recognizes
me. But I went to
Century City to go see
a movie like I normally
do with my friends and
it's a shrine to Hotel,
For Dogs and I was so
embarrassed we had to
leave. People were
looking at me saying
she looks so much like
Similar to his coun-
terpart, Austin too is
very respectful, has an
excellent sense of
humor and was an
absolute pleasure to
spend time with. He
concept is a group of
music playing balls which
include "Babe," the sax
"Patches," the lead singer
soccer ball; "Dr. Tee," the
keyboard playing golf
ball; "Pig," (as in pigskin),
the football drummer;
"Love," the female bass
playing tennis ball and
"Sam," the trumpet play-
ing basketball. White will
debut his video Via a spe-
cial website on line during
Superbowl Sunday for
those who log on to
www.voteforpig to vote.
Check out the site for
Cheryl Boone Isaacs
(a Black sistah), who is an
Academy of Motion
Picture Arts and Science
governor representing the
public relations branch,
will chair The Governor's
Ball, the celebration that
will follow the 81st
Academy Awards presen-
tation on Sunday, Feb., 22,
2009. This will be Isaacs'
seventh year as chair.
HOTEL FOR DOGS;
Dream Works Pictures
and Nickelodeon Movies;
in association with Cold
Spring Pictures, A
D o n n e r s '
Emma Roberts, Jake T.
Simmons, Kyla Pratt,
Troy Gentile, Eric
Edelstein, Robinne Lee,
Ajay Naidu, with Lisa
Kudrow, Kevin Dillon and
Don Cheadle. Directed by
Screenplay by Jeff
Lowell, Bob Schooley and
Produced by Lauren
Shuler Donner, Jonathan
Gordon, Ewan Leslie and
This is a film that
younger people should
appreciate. The idea is that
two foster siblings i.e.,
Andi (Roberts) and Bruce
(Austin) are placed in a
bad foster home with
mean foster parents Lois
(Kudrow) and Carl
(Dillion) Scudder. When
they find an adorable dog
that takes to them, they
are forbidden to keep it.
So they find an abandoned
hotel to house the dog and
it ends up become a full-
blown dog shelter. Of
course plenty of mischief
and .mishaps occur
between the siblings, the
foster parents and the mul-
titude of dogs. This will
make a good night out for
in association with
Relativity Media; a Happy
instruction like move to
the left Austin quips, "I
stars as the youngest
sibling Max, who along
with his brother and
sister inherits magical
powers on the sitcom
"Wizards of Waverly
Place." He has
appeared in films and
done voice overs for
such movies as
Everyone's Hero arid
The Ant Bully.
Does either actor
have dogs in real life?
Austin replies, "I do. I
own two miniature
Poodles back at my
house in New York"
Roberts adds, "I have a
Twiggie." When they
fist saw the script, what
was their initial reac-
tion knowing they
would be involved with
a set full of dogs?
Roberts responds first,
"I thought it would be
fun. It was fun. It was
very chaotic though. I
didn't realize that it
would be twenty dogs
on the set at a time so it
definitely got crazy. I
had never worked with
animals before, so I
didn't really know
what to expect."
They. both add that
the trainers would
direct the dogs and the
director would direct
them and sometimes it
was confusing. If the
director gave an
Starring Kevin James,
Jayma Mays, Keir
Rannazzisi and Shirley
Knight. Directed by Steve
Carr. Written by Kevin
James and Nick Bakey.
Produced by Adam
Giarraputo, Tood Garner,
Kevin James and Barry
uil p ,
would say who are you
talking to? Whose sup-
posed to move left and
they would say the dog
not you" Roberts adds,
"Then we were trying
to do our lines on top of
all that stuff so their
was a lot to focus on."
The PEDIGREE dog
food brand via their
that provides funding
to status animal shel-
ters and breed rescues
has partnered with
Movies to promote the
film along with their
"See The Movie, Help
A Dog" Campaign. For
every ticket purchased
to "Hotel For Dogs,"
PEDIGREE will make
a donation to help shel-
ter dogs, up to
$250,000. They also
viewer participation in
the PEDIGREE Pet
Adoption Drive. Visit
ww w. hotel for -
This is a comedy about
Paul Blart (James) who
couldn't cut the mustard at
the police academy due in
part to his hypoglycemia
so he settles for a mall cop
job. He bungles every-
thing from riding on his
cart to simple maneuvers
around the mall. He meets
a cutie-pie mall vendor
name Amy (Mays) and
develops a crush on her.
Then the mall is taken
over by crooks with guns
and it is left up to Blart to
save the day. The film is
slow in places but it evens
out by the end. You will
have a laugh or two.
Hit me up at
So da aiki
(Love and work)
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Brown said he watched closely as the officer circled his vehicle three times, includ-
ing with a dog. While doing so, he had something in his fist.
After searching his vehicle with the other officers, and finding nothing, on the third
time around his car, he did something with the object in his hand which appeared'to
alert the dog. At that point, the dog barked.
Brown said he told the officers that he was college educated like they were and
that there was nothing and that is why they could not find anything. li addition, he
had been there with them a long time and could not understand why he was being
held up. He even heard the original officer apologize to the officer who managed
the dog that he was sorry but he thought there was something. A female officer with
the group showed her discomfort with the way he was being handled and when he
told them he was college educated, they all showed eye movement indicating that
they were ashame of the behavior being shown.
However, when the officer came back around to him, he was so disgusted, he
uttered, "F--- all of you." With that statement, the officer stated, "I've got you now
for using profanity.
The report was written by the one black officer who spent most of the time in the
car, stating that the offense was "Profanity in public place."
During the time of the stop, only one vehicle passed by, according to Brown.
Brown was taken downtown and arrested.
At the hearing, he was encouraged to plea 'no contest' because at that time, he did
not realize that what he had stated was not constitutional correct. He was merely
using 'freedom of speech' and did nothing to provoke or incite bad behavior.
Brown said that he wishes to have another hearing now that he has learned that he
truly did nothing wrong and wishes the city to pay for his time off from work and
any and all legal fees he may incur.
Brown feels that he was stopped because it was after midnight and he was driving
on the northside, 'while black.'
The Florida Star has not been able to discuss this matter with the Sheriff's Office
but understands the NAACP has been contacted.
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be released for a few weeks. She however, will be released on Wednesday.
According to records, the mother of the eight children, six boys and two girls,
lives with her parents. She already has six children and they live in a 2-3 bed-
room house. The hospital and the mother has not indicated if she had been taking
fertility pills. In all of cases, so far, such multiple births coincided with women
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important seats and the Florida Star reporter, Dan Evans, has stated that he will
keep the community informed.
Presently, Florida's Chief Justice is R. Fred Lewis. There is only one African
American judge, and she was the last to be seated, Peggy A. Quince. The other
judges are Charles T. Wells, Harry Lee Anstead, Barbarage J. Pariente, Raoul G.
Cantero, III and Keineth B. Bell.
Seeking to be seated are Judge James Periy and Hubert Grimes. They are both
African American and are scheduled to be interviewed.
Evans' investigation shows that both are highly qualified for the position. Will
they be considered? Evans said he will keep the community informed.
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Ask Deanna! Is an advice column known for its By Ulysses W. Watkins, Jr., M.D.
fearless approach to reality-based subjects!s H i
Two of my friends have been making me suspicious about my hus- A Must for Longer L ife! !
band because he comes home late from work. They have been fill-
ing up my head with stuff and have successfully led me to think he's Many of you have not had a physical examination in over
having an affair. I followed him in a different car, pushed re-dial on 5 to 10 years and some not knowingly, have ever had one.
the telephone and checked his pockets for phone numbers. His This is ridiculous especially in the light of the fact that today there are many programs
behavior hasn't changed but my friends keep trying to convince me he's messing around. I that will provide free or low-cost medical care to people. You use all types of excuses
can't find anything. Am I losing it? to keep from having a physical exam, none of which are valid.
Paranoid Bronx, NY People usually go to the doctor for one of two main reasons -feeling of pain or the
sight of blood. Whereas these are very good reasons, you should not wait for this to
DearParanoid, happen because in many cases, it could possibly be a disease process that could have
Dear Paranoid easily been picked up by early detection.
Grow up and stop doing childish things like playing Inspector Gadget. If your spouse does- sually, during the course of a physical examination, you will be asked about pre-
Usually, during the course of a physical examination, you will be asked about pre-
n't display signs of infidelity don't look for any. If your man comes home late, and he says vious illnesses, operations or medications taken by yourself. Also discussed will be pre-
he was working---trust him. You are borrowing trouble and setting your marriage up for a vious family diseases which are outstanding and associated with you because many dis-
downfall by listening to your friends. When your girlfriends start trying to cause drama, stop eases that your grandparents and parents had are passed along to you or your children.
them dead in their tracks. If they keep at it, tell them to get lost so you can keep your mar- The purpose for a physical examination is to see that you are biologically and psy-
riage happy and healthy. 0 chologically normal, if not, then to take steps to try to find.the nature and cause of the
Abnormality so that together with your doctor's knowledge, the wonders of medicine
DearDeanna! and equipment, plus the grace of God, you may be.able to improve your condition.
I've been dating my boyfriend for 8 months. I love him because he's attractive and popu- Keep in mind that a doctor is a specially trained human being, trained to diagnose and
ar among other thing. He hasn't said he. loves m, but I tel hitht I ove hi and h treat your illnesses, but he or she are not magicians and cannot help if you are not will-
lar among other things. He hasn't said he loves me, but I tell him.that I love hini and h ing to help yourself. Physicians are not miracle workers but through them and the grace
responds by telling me I am infatuated with him and my heart is lying to me. What does that of God miracles have been known to happen. Unfortunately, too many people react too
mean? late to have problems checked and have not had the benefit of miracles.
Hopeless in Love Lanham, MD There are no laws that require people to have a physical examination (except for
employment) but don't you think that it just makes good common sense? A physical
Dear Hopeless, exam does not take but a matter of minutes to complete. This is not much time to take
Time to head back to Biology class. The heart has nothing to do with love. The primary out of your schedule which could possible prevent you from being taken out of the rest
function of the heart is to pump blood throughout the body. Love is mental and requires of your life, and it happens everyday. Think about it and do something about it today.
maturity, emotional balance and common sense. He's arrogant and full of himself to tell The following are some suggest annual health tests for men and women:
you that you are infatuated. Unless you have time to waste, get away from this man and his 1. CHEST X-RAY a All ages if you smoke or are around people who smoke.
Ss a g o a t t b. Required if you are 35 years of age or older. c. Required more often if you have a
smoke screens and get on a train that's really going somewhere.lung disease or problem.
2. EKG: a. All ages if you have or have had heart problems. b. Required if yoi
Dear Deanna! are 35 years of age or older.
My husband of 15 years had a mid-life crisis and decided to find a 20-year old mistress 3. CBC: a. All ages if you have a history of Sickle. Cell Disease. b. Excessive
when he was age 40 and got her pregnant. This woman took me through many changes like menstrual bleeding, clotting problems, ulcer disease, cancer which has caused bleed-
calling on the phone with explicit details of the affair. Now he has to pay a huge chunk of ing. Required if you are 35 years of age or older.
child support and, has asked for my forgiveness., Considering all she put me through, I find 4. BLOOD CHEMISTRIES .SUCH AS GLUCOSE, POTASSIUM, LIPID
it hard to deal with this outside child syndrome because I'm reaping from his sins. How can PROFILE, URIC ACID AND OTHERS: a. All ages if you have had problems which
I deal with this? affects the normal blood ranges of the above chemicals. b. Required annually if you are
Barely Hanging On Tampa, FL 35 years of age or older.
5. P.S.A. (PROSTATE SPECIFIC ANTIGEN):\ (for males only) a. All ages if
you have had prostate disease, cancer or a strong family history of prostate cancer, b.
Dear Barely Hanging On Required if you are 40 years of age or older.
Deal with this by avoiding the gold digging child who's trying to bring you down. Two NOTE: A Digital Rectal Examination is required in men over 40 years of age, and
wrongs don't make a right and you should tune out the baby's immature mother and let God necessary whenever indicated.
lead you while supporting your husband and heal your marriage. Yes, your husband was just 6. URINALYSIS: a. Recommended at time of physical examination or when
as wrong, but the baby is innocent.and didn't ask to come here. Seek faith based counsel- symptoms such as burning of urination or low back pain exists or persists.
ing and represent your womanly strength by demonstrating love and forgiveness. 7. PAP SMEARS: (for females only) a. Rrecommended for females 18 years of
age or whenever they become sexually active or which ever comes first.
Ask Deanna is written by Deanna M. WriteAsk Deanna! Deanna M, 264 S. La Cienega, Suite 1283, 8. MAMMOGRAMS: a. Recommended in females starting in puberty when
BeveryHills, CA90211 orEmnaik firstname.lastname@example.org Website. www.askdeanna.com breasts develop for entire life. b. Recommended in males when there are symptoms at
9. COLONOSCOPY/GASTROSCOPY: a. All ages if symptoms indicated,
such aspain bleeding or anemia. b. Required for people over 50 years old, repeat test
scas instructed by your physician.
NOTE: There are other laboratory tests, x-rays and procedures that may be done
Announcements, meetings, happenings, and community events or required, depending on your suspected or defined diagnosis.
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THE DURKEEVILLE HISTORICAL SOCIETY will hold a fundraising Fish i
Fry on Saturday, Janurary 31, 2009 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event will be at
the historical society located 1293 W. 19th Street. The center will be open for tours INVITATION TO SUBMIT RESPONSES TO THE
during this time. For directions, please call 904-598-9567. ST. JOHNS RIVER WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
ART & CRAFT FESTIVAL AT ST. AUGUSTINE BEACH PIER A1A Beach S J W AN DSRC
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Blvd. February 21-22, 2009, Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m.
4 p.m. An array of fine art, fine crafts, food, free admission, free parking. For itation below by 2:00 pm.,Thursday, February 12, 2009. Further information is avail-
more information call 352-344-0657 or www.tnteventsinc.com. able through Onvia DemandStar at www.demandstar.com [(800) 711-1712], or the
SUMMER IN SANCTUARY Moca Jacksonville presents the one-act play District's website at www.sjrwmd.com. Bid packages may be obtained from Onvia
January 29, 30, and 31 at 7:30 p.m. at the MOCA Theatre, located at 333 North DemandStar or the District by calling Jill Williams at (386) 329-4133.
Laura St., in Jacksonville. Told through monologue, song, poetry, and multimedia,
poet/playwright Al Letson chronicles his journey working at a summer camp at BID NUMBER 25270
the Sanctuary on 8th Street. Tickets are $12 for members ($15 for non-members). Construction Services Stbres/Mailroom Modifications
Cafe' Nola Dinner & Theatre: package: $40 members; ($45 non-members). For Construction of approximately 2000 sf of office space in an existing pre-engineered
tickets, call 366-6911 ext. 208. metal building to include: structural wall framing and ceiling structure to support 2nd
It's Time to Roll Out The Red Carpet! for The Onyx Awards -We are excited floor storage; mechanical and electrical systems, and interior finishes.
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-
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workplace. This year as America celebrates the accomplishments of Barack ST. JOHNS RIVER WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
Obama, our country's first African American president, Florida has the distinct
honor of recognizing outstanding individuals who have made valuable contribu- The Governing Board of the District requests that interested parties respond to the
tions in the categories of education, business, performing arts and sports-to name solicitation below by 3:00 pm., Thursday, February 12, 2009. Further information is
a few. In a historic effort, Blue Cross and Blue Shield takes great pleasure in salut- available through Onvia DemandStar at www.demandstar.com [(800) 711-1712], or the
ing the Presidents and the legacy of Florida's Historically Black Colleges and District's website at www.sjrwmd.com. Bid packages may be obtained from Onvia
Universities, to include, Bethune-Cookman University, Florida Agricultural DemandStar or the District by calling Jill Williams at (386) 329-4133.
Mechanical University, Florida Memorial and Edward Waters College, the oldest
of Florida's African-American educational institutions. Kick-Off Reception is BID NUMBER 25264
Friday, March 13, 2009 at 6:00 p.m. 9:00 p.m. at The Status Lounge located at Construction Services Emeralda Security Residence
912 West Colonial Dr., Orlando, FL. The Onyx Awards is Saturday, March 14, Lake County, Florida
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 Construction of a 1,660 sfwood framed structure, single family residence.
Rosen Plaza Hotel, 9700 International Dr., Orlando, FL. A NON-MANDATORY Pre-Bid Conference is scheduled for
WILSON CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS -Solo pianist 10:00 am., Tuesday, January 27, 2009
GEORGE WINSTON, best known for his seasonally themed recordings includ- at the Construction site
ing December, Autumn, Winter Into Spring, and Summer, will perform at the 31 e sln Riod
Wilson Center for the Performing Arts on Wednesday, February 18, 2009 at 7:30 38151 Emeralda Island Road
PM. Tickets are $40.00. Discounts are available for groups of 15+ by calling (904) Leesburg, Florida 34788
632-3228. To order by phone call the FCCJ Artist Series Box Office at (904) 632- Staffs recommendation will be presented to the Governing Board at its Tuesday, March
3373 (toll-free outside of Jacksonville 1-888-860-BWAY.)
"TRU LOVED" is coming to FCCJ's Kent Campus Auditorium on Tuesday, 10, 2009, meeting
February 3, 2009 at 7:00 PM. It is the fourth film in the FCCJ Artist Series six part Special accommodations for disabilities may be requested through Jill Williams or by
series of films in the Southern Circuit Film Festival, which features six filmmak- calling (386) 3 440 (TDD), at least five (5) business das before the date needed.
ers and their films which travel to ten southern communities. A Meet and Greet calling (386) 329-4450 (TDD), at least five (5) business days before the date needed.
the Filmmaker will be immediately following the film with refreshments.FOR A MANDATORY Pre-Bid Confetence is scheduled for 10:00 am., Thursday, January
TICKET INFORMATION (904)632-3373.
TV ONE'S "Turn Up the Heat with G Garvin" to Perform a Special Healthy
Cooking Demonstration at Winn-Dixie, 3000 Dunn Ave., Jacksonville, Saturday, District Headquarters, 4049 Reid Street, Palatka, Florida
February 7. Healthy Cooking Demonstration with Chef Garvin and Health Fair
11 a.m. 2 p.m. Schedule of Chef Garvin events: 11:45 a.m. noon, D.J.A-One Staffs recommendation will be presented to the Governing Board at its Tuesday, March
and trivia questions; Noon. 1 p.m., Healthy cooking demonstration with Chef 10, 2009, meeting.
Garvin 1 p.m. -2 p.m., Chef Garvin book signing and photo opportunities, trivia
contest and prizes. Call 904-765-4543 for more information. Special accommodations for disabilities may be requested through Jill Williams or by
__calling (386) 329-4450 (TDD), at least five (5) business days before the date needed.
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until 2:00 P.M. local time on Tuesday, February 17,2009 at which time
they will be opened in the First Floor Board Room, 2831 Talleyrand
Avenue, Jacksonville, Florida 32206 for Wet and Dry Fire Protection
Systems Maintenance and Repair Services at JAXPORTS Talleyrand
Marine Terminal (TMT), and Blount Island Marine Terminal (BIMT).
A MANDATORY pre-proposal meeting will be held at 10:00 A.M. on
Tuesday, February 3,2009, in the First Floor Conference Room PCOB
located at 2831 Talleyrand Ave., Jacksonville, Florida 32206.
All Proposals must be submitted in accordance with the Specifications
of Proposal Number 09-07, which may be obtained on January
27,2009, from the bidding opportunities website:
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Did You Hear About?...
Teen gets spanked at bus stop -
Officer was dispatched to Lincrest
Drive South in reference to domestic
battery Yvonne (Victim) is the mother
of Keisha (suspect) and they both
reside together in the same household.
Martha (witness/complainant) is the
grandmother and legal guardian of
Keisha Upon arrival, I met with Ms.
Yvonne. She stated that Keisha did not
return home after being released from
school that afternoon. She stated that
she met Keisha at the bus stop where
she attempted to discipline her with a
flip-flop. Yvonne stated that they then
returned to the residence where a ver-
bal altercation occurred. She stated that while in the house, they went into the bed-
room with the door shut. Once inside the bedroom, she stated that she grabbed
Keisha by the wrists because she thought that Keisha was going to strike her. She
said that Keisha then pulled free, and struck her in the face 3 times with a closed fist.
Once in the cheek bone, once in the nose, and once in the top of her lip. She stated
that they then went into the hallway of the residence and continued to argue. Both
Yvonne and Keisha left the residence and continued to argue in the front yard of the
residence. Keisha's story concurred with Ms. Yvonne's, but she stated that she did
not strike Yvonne. Officer spoke with
Martha who advised the two came home
and began to argue. The two parties went
into a bedroom to talk. After a brief peri-
od of time, they came out into the living
S room. Both were claiming the other had
i battered them. Martha never observed
any physical contact between the two.
They then went outside and continued to
/ argue. Police observed no marks on
Yvonne or Keisha and therefore an ET
was not contacted. Yvonne advised that
she wanted a report done because she
wanted Keisha out of the house. There
were no independent witness inside the room where Yyonne and Keisha were. Af SA
card was given to Yvonne. Ms. Yvonne stated that she was not going to press
charges, but wanted to only contact a counselor. Yvonne declined to go do a signa-
ture form or other paper work because she decided this was a family matter. Case
suspended. placed in the property room.**Can't Get Over Break Up- Officer
received a call at University Blvd. for a battery. Upon his arrival, he met with the
victim; Ms. Baskins reported that she was battered by her ex-boyfriend. Ms. Baskins
advised that she recently broke up with the suspect after living together, in her apart-
ment, for the past two years. She reported that the suspect let himself into her apart-
ment and confronted her about starting a relationship with another man. She advised
that the suspect punched her in the head. Ms. Baskiis sai4 that the suspect has a key
to her apartment and was there just one day prior. The victim told me that during the
confrontation the suspect broke her bedroom door. Police observed damage to the
bedroom door and did not observe any visible signs of injury to the victim. The sus-
pects left prior to Officer's arrival and his whereabouts are unknown. The suspect
called the victim during the investigation; however he refused to talk to Police. The
victim was given a State Attorney's Card and directed to that office for prosecution.
Case suspended, State Attorney's Card issued.
AJ NUARY 31 2009
PAG.... --THE S
Magic's Howard Top Vote Getter
In All-Star Balloting ,
Special to The Star Sports
Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard,
this year's leading vote getter in the NBA
All-Star Balloting program presented by T-
Mobile with 3,150,181 votes, become the
first player in balloting history to crack the
3 million-vote ceiling. Howard, who is
making his third All-Star appearance, will
start as the Eastern Conference's center for
the second time in his career.
"When I first heard I was leading in
votes I was shocked to be honest with you,"
Howard said. "I really didn't expect any-
thing considering you have guys like Kobe
(Bryant), Lebron (James), and Dwyane
Wade. I just thought wow, what a blessing.
That is what I took it as, a blessing from Orlando's Dwight Howard is making his thirdAll-Star appearancefor the
God, and then the fans. It's just a great. NBA's Eastern Conference. (Photo courtesy of Orlando Magic)
honor and I was surprised, but like always I thank the fans for everything they have done for us. I hope to share the
experience with my teammates as well. With the way we have played Jameer Nelson, Rashard Lewis and Hedo
Turkoglu all deserve All-Star honors, and Courtney Lee should be in the Rookie Game."
Four other starters for this year's All-Star Game each eclipsed the previous record of 2,558,278 votes received by
Houston's Yao Ming in 2004-05: Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (2,940,823), Los Angeles guard Kobe
Bryant (2,805,397), Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade (2,741,413) and San Antonio forward Tim Duncan (2,578,168).
Joining Howard, James and Wade in the Eastern Conference starting lineup are Boston Celtics forward Kevin
Gamett (2,066,833), last year's top vote-getter and the 2003 All-Star MVP, and Detroit Pistons guard Allen Iverson,
the 2001 and 2005 All-Star Game MVP. James, who was the leading vote getter in 2006-07 as well as the 2006 and
2008 All-Star Game MVP, and Wade each, will make his fifth midseason classic appearance. Iverson will appear in his
ninth All-Star Game. Among active players, Garnett's 12th All-Star selection ranks second to Phoenix Suns center
Shaquille O'Neal (14).
Bryant, the youngest All-Star in NBA history in 1998 as well as a two-time All-Star Game MVP (2002, 2007), and
Duncan, who is making his 11th appearance and was the co-MVP along with O'Neal of the 2000 All-Star Game, are
joined in the Western Conference starting lineup by New Orleans Hornets guard Chris Paul (2,134,798), Phoenix Suns
forward Amar'e Stoudemire (1,460,429) and Houston Rockets center Yao Ming (2,532,958). Paul will make his sec-
ond All-Star Game appearance; Stoudemire his fourth; and Yao his sixth.
In selecting the reserves, the 30 NBA head coaches NBA head coaches must vote for seven players within their
conference, including two guards, two 'forwards, a center and two players regardless of position. Coaches are not per-
mitted to vote for players on their team. After the coaches select the reserves, if a player is unable to participate in the
All-Star Game, NBA Commissioner David Ster will select a replacement.
Los Angeles Lakers Head Coach Phil Jackson and the Lakers coaching staff earned the honor to coach the Western
Conference All-Stars by clinching the best winning percentage in the conference through games of Feb. 1. The Eastern
Conference Coach is yet to be determined. Last year's East All-Star coach Boston's Doc Rivers is not eligible to
coach this year.
Through the 2009 NBA All-Star Balloting program, fans worldwide were responsible for voting in the starters for
the 58th NBA All-Star Game, which will be played in Phoenix on. Sunday, Feb. 15. The game will air live (8 p.m. ET)
on TNT, ESPN Radio and in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide. The NBA All-Star Game was played
in Phoenix in both 1975 and 1995.
By Mike Bonts,
Edwards Waters fell to
Florida Memorial 83-76 on
Saturday night. The Tigers
are now 0-6 in conference
play and 10-9 overall.
They travel to Webber
International on Saturday,
Last week Jay Duncan
scored a season high 18
points as No. 6 Northwood
University placed five play-
ers in double-figures in an
84-71 The Sun Conference
win over the Tigers.
EWC started the second
half on a 13-5 run to close
within 10 points on Byron
Shemwells' jumper at the
13:34 mark, but DeSean
White's wraparound slam
dunk put Northwood up 62-
47 with 10:11 to play.
A traditional three point
play from Seven Ezumba
gave the Seahawks a 80-62
lead, and the Tigers could
not get closer than 12 the
rest of the way.
FOR FIRST IN MEAC:
C.J. Reed's 2 free throws
with 4 seconds left gave B-
CU a 58-55 lead and the
'Cats John Holmes deflected
a late pass to Reed, stopping
final offensive play to run
out the clock and preserve a
56-55 road MEAC win.
The Wildcats led 33-25
at halftime and led through-
out the second half before
the Hawks tied the score at
55-55, with 42 seconds left
on a field goal and free
throw by guard Marc Davis.
Reed had 13 points in the
first half and scored a game-
high 20 points to lead the B-
CU offense. Reed was 8-10
field goals for his best
shooting night of the 2008-
2009 season. He also had 3
assists and one steal.
B-CU's Jarrell Thomas
hit 1 of 2 free throws with
18 seconds left for a 56-55
lead. UMES called time out
with 11 seconds left and
then Bethune-Cook man's
Kevan Creppy drew a
charge call with 5 seconds
remaining to set up C. J.
Reed's clinching free throws
when the Hawks were
forced to foul after not get-
ting a steal on the inbounds
"This was an outstand-
ing win on the road for us. I
am happy for our guys and
they showed character down
the stretch even'as every-
thing wasn't going right. We
have high character kids and
they are coming together as
a team relishing their
roles," said B-CU Coach
Clifford Reed, Jr.
FAMU FALLS TO
Jared Grady scored 14
points as .Delaware State
defeated Florida A&M 64-
58 Monday night. Dale
Hughes, who shot 4-for-9
from 3-point range and fin-
ished with 12 points, led the
Rattlers. Larry Jackson
chipped in with 10 points
and eight rebounds. The
Rattlers shot 39.2 percent
The loss to the Hornets
comes on the heels of a 54-
50 loss to Maryland Eastern
shore. Neal Pitt scored 20
points and grabbed 10
rebounds against the
Rattlers. Florida A&M shot
just 32.1 percent from the
field (17 of 53).and was 3 of
21 from behind the arc.
Lamar Twitty scored 14
points to lead the Rattlers.
Jacksonvile's Brumos Raci
E at Daytonaia[UUa I
Special to the Florida Star
By Mike Bonts,
In the closest finish in the histo-
ry of the Rolex 24 At Daytona, the
No. 58 Brumos Racing Porsche
Riley and drivers David Donohue,
Darren Law, Buddy Rice and
Antonio Garcia captured the 47th
anniversary of the twice-around-
the clock challenge on Sunday-
afternoon at Daytona International
For Brumos Racing, it was their
first Rolex 24 victory since 1978
and the No. 58 car covered 735
laps, 2,616.6 miles.
The final hours of the twice-
around-the-clock marathon came
down to an epic four-way battle
between the No. 58 and 59 Brumos
Racing Porsche Rileys, the No. 10
SunTrust Racing Ford Dallara and
the No. 01 Chip Ganassi Racing
Lexus Riley a team that has cap-
tured the past three Rolex 24s.
On Lap 712 with 41 minutes
remaining in the race, pole sitter
David Donohue in the No. 58 car
slipped past Juan Pablo Montoya
and the No. 01 car coming through
the tri-oval and held on for the win
by .167 seconds -- the closest mar-
gin of victory in the history of the
Rolex 24 At Daytona.
The No. 01 Lexus Riley with
Montoya, Scott Pruett and Memo
Rojas took second-place honors
followed the Brumos Racing sister
car the No. 59 machine of JC
France,' Hurley Haywood, Terry
Borcheller and Joao Barbosa and
the No. 10 SunTrust Racing Ford
Dallara with Wayne Taylor, Max
Angelelli, Brian Frisselle and
The previous closest margin
victory in the Rolex 24 was 30.879
seconds set in 2000 and the four
cars that finished on the lead lap
was also a Rolex 24 record.
"Was I surprised there were six-
cars in the lead lap come daybreak?
Not really," Donohue said of the
fierce competition in this year's
Rolex 24. "The Daytona
Prototypes have proven their dura-
bility over the years. The field was
filled with fully capable teams,
multi-car teams, and single-car
teams. Guys that had done their
homework. It just makes it that
much sweeter to beat a Ganassi and
beat a Penske and beat a SunTrust."
David Donohue joins his late
father Mark as the third father-son
combination to win the overall
Rolex 24. The late Mark Donohue
won the Rolex 24 At Daytona with
Penske Racing 40 years ago.
"I'm certainly very, very proud
of my father and his accomplish-
ments and what he's done,"
Donohue said. "Just coincidentally
we happened to nail it on the 40th
anniversary of him winning the
Lola and Penske's winning the
Lola. I feel more attachment to the
effort my guys have put in to this
and to Brumos and to Hurley
(Haywood) and Bob Snodgrass
and Bob Carlson from Porsche.
That's where my heart is to be hon-
ROLEX 24 NOTEBOOK:
After having some early mechani-
cal issues, the No. 2 Childress-
Howard Motorsports Pontiac
Crawford that featured Indy Car
star driver Danica Patrick,
NASCAR driver Casey Mears,
Rob Finlay and Andy Wallace, fin-
ished eighth overall.
"Four years ago, I felt more like
a road racer and now I feel more
like a NASCAR guy," Casey
Mears said. "But it doesn't take
long to find your roots."
The GAINSCO/Bob Stallings
Racing No. 99 Pontiac Riley that
included three-time defending
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series cham-
pion Jimmie Johnson finished sev-
"It's nice to get the butterflies
going and get your brain going
again," Johnson said.
The No. 40 Dempsey Racing
Mazda RX-8 Team that showcased
driving Grey's Anatomy star
Patrick Dempsey finished 22nd in
the GT Class and 35th overall.
No. 45 Bill Lester in the wall on Saturday but back in Grand AM Rolex
24 sports car series in Daytona. KYLE PETTY took the Orbit Racing
machine behind the wall on Lap 214 (7:04:15).
To the left: # 58 Darren Law, Buddy Rice, David Donohue, and Antonio.
Above: Bill Lester in the wall on Saturday.
Men's Basketball Notebook
Tigers Drop Sun Conference
Decision to Lions
PIAC1-a RA J
By Dan Evans
As you began to read this article, give it a moment of
silence. Now pray for someone you know, now pray
for an elected official you know, now pray for your
pastor, now pray for President Obama. You are now
involved with PRAY JACKSONVILLE. This
reporter was impressed as community residents, elect-
ed officials, community leaders, and pastors joined in
praying for Jacksonville, the only Difference between
what you, as a reader, did and the attendants of a
luncheon to Pray was to have lunch (smile).
Ann Dugger, director of The Justice Coalition
told this reporter, that at the death of Ted Hires,
founder of The Justice Coalition, she has been
impressed upon by the Holy Spirit to mobilize
Christians in Northeast Florida to pray against the ter-
rible crimes taking place. Since augugt, PRAY JACK-
SONVILLE has been meeting on the second
Tuesday's of the month in facilities provided by W.W.
Gay. The goal of PRAY JACKSONVILLE is to have
the city covered in prayer 24/7. A web.site has been
set up for residents that believe in Pray and that will
commit to praying for at least 30 minutes a week.
The spirit filled the room as a moment of
silence was asked for in remembrance of Ted Hires,
Pastor Gary gave an opening prayer, and a prayer was
offered placing President Obama and family at the
feet of GOD. A prayer was offered for leaders;
Sheriff Rutherford shared his testimony and a prayer
for residents. Not by Chance, Not by Might, but by
Faith was the order. Pastor Mark Griffin was asked to
pray for the general public. Community leaders and
public officials were asked to come forward and a
special prayer was uttered on their behalf. The
Special prayer requests were also prayed for.
Reference was made to Ezekiel 7:23, Proverbs 29,
Isaiah 28:5 -6. Elder Sam Coleman gave a testimony
of 97 teenagers giving their life to Christ. Where sin
abounds, grace much more abounds. An air traffic
comptroller talked about "Turning Back the Battle at
the Gate". Pastor Church closed with a request to God
For us;" When we are angry, when are prideful, when
we practice racism, when we practice annoyance,
The next meeting is Feb 10, 2009 at W.W.
Gay. You can become a prayer partner by logging on
to prayjacksonville.org and signing up. Become a
doer and not just a hearer.
Zora Neale Hurston Festival
Zora was an American folklorist and author during the time of the Harlem Renaissance, best known for the 1937 novel Their Eyes Were Watching God.
Hurston was born in Notasulga, Alabama and moved to Eatonville, FL at a young age, spending her childhood there. It was Eatonville, the first all-Black
town to be incorporated in the United States, that inspired her imagination.Her father later became mayor of the town. In her writings she would glorify
Eatonville as a utopia where black Americans could live independent of the prejudices of white society. Zora Neale Hurston was a utopian, who held that
black Americans could attain sovereignty from white American society and all its bigotry, as proven by her hometown of Eatonville. Never in her works did
she address the issue of racism of whites toward blacks, and as this became a nascent theme among black writers in the post World Warll era of civil rights,
Hurston's literary influencelfaded. She further scathed her own reputation by railing the civil rights movement and supporting ultraconservative politicians.
She died in poverty and obscurity. The Zora Neale Hurston Festival is held annually in Eatonville, Florida to celebrate her life and work.
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JANUARY 31, 2009
IPAV J R 2 00
rVurniL o oL r I i u1 I/viIVII-
NATIONS TO HELP STAND-
UP KIDS STAND OUT
KOHL'S KIDS WHO CARE
Kohl's to award scholarships and
prizes to help families ease educa-
tion costs during challenging eco-
MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis., January
26, 2009 This year, through the Kohl's
Kids Who Care Scholarship. Program,
Kohl's Department Stores (NYSE: KSS)
plans to award nearly $350,000 in schol-
arships and prizes to recognize the self-
less acts of more than 2,000 youth ages
six through 18 who are making a differ-
ence in their communities. With the cost
of tuition rising at nearly three times the
rate of family income and student bor-
rowing for college more than doubling
over the last decade*, scholarships are
more important than ever to help families'
make post-secondary education accessi-
ble to their children.
"In communities across the country, kids
are inspiring those around them with their
leadership, passion, ingenuity and gen-
erosity," said Julie Gardner, Kohl's exec-
utive vice president and chief marketing
officer. "Kohl's Kids Who Care
Scholarship Program gives us the privi-
lege to acknowledge their accomplish-
ments and reward them with scholarships
to continue doing great things in the
future despite these challenging econom-
Since the program's inception in 2001,
more than 9,000 scholarships and prizes
totaling more than $1.8 million have been
low IUu oweriL oeUt
Valentine's Day -
Grab a bouquet or something chocolate it's what
most people want on Valentine's Day, right? Not
according to Loren Gomez from Darien,
Cdnnecticut, who says that she, like many others,
including her husband, Mark, feel most gifts can
be frivolous. So, last year for Valentine's Day,
Loren decided to adopt a manatee for Mark. "I
wanted to do some good work with the money
instead," she said. "Supporting one of our
favorite animal causes seemed like the caring.
thing to do."
The $25 tax-deductible gift adoptions from Save
the Manatee Club include a color photo of a real,
live Florida manatee, an adoption certificate, the
manatee's biography, a membership handbook
filled with photos, facts, and information, a sub-
scription to the Club's official quarterly newslet-
ter, The Manatee Zone, and the bi-monthly e-
newsletter, Paddle Tales. Shipping is free. Or for
$35, each new member who joins the Adopt-A-
Manatee program online will also receive a
popular, plush manatee. A personalized
Valentine's Day manatee card is offered with each
adoption. Manatees and matters of the heart seem
like a perfect fit 'for the Connecticut couple.
"Mark grew up near an estuary in England and
has always been interested in animals and sea
life," explained Loren. "Marine biology has
intrigued me since childhood, and our mutual
love of animals has inspired us to plan activities
that have lead to someof our best times together."
Manatee gift adoptions help support Save the
Manatee Club's efforts to increase public aware-
awarded to young volunteers nationwide.
Last year's national Kohl's Kids Who
Care scholarship winners included 10-
year-old Sarosha Hansraj whose organi-
zation provided more than 250 under-
privileged Afghan children with school
supplies; 13-year-old Sara-Elizabeth
Clark who raised more than $25,000 for
epilepsy support in her community; and
Michael Pesci, an 18-year-old who raised
more than $150,000 to provide sports
equipment to those in need. Kohl's wants
to reward young volunteers like these and
encourage them to keep up the great
To nominate a young volunteer for a
Kohl's Kids Who Care scholarship, visit
www.kohlskids.com. Nominations are
accepted February 1 through March 15.
Two nominees from each of Kohl's 1,004
stores nationwide will win a $50 Kohl's
gift card, and more than 190 of them will
win regional scholarships worth $1,000
toward post-secondary education. Ten
national winners will be recognized with
$5,000 scholarships toward their post-
secondary education. Kohl's will also
contribute $1,000 to a nonprofit organi-
zation on behalf of each national winner.
The Kohl's Kids Who Care Scholarship
Program is part of Kohl's Cares for Kids,
Kohl's philanthropic program focused on
improving the lives of children. Kohl's
Cares for Kids benefits children's health
and education initiatives nationwide
through its merchandise program, featur-
ing books and plush, fundraising gift
cards and the A-Team associate volunteer
program. For more information or a list
of past Kohl's Kids Who Care winners,
ness and,education in order to protect these gen-
tle, endangered marine mammals. Funds also go
toward manatee research, rescue and rehabilita-
tion efforts, and advocacy and legal action. There
are only about .3,200 manatees left in Florida
waters. Manatees face ever-increasing threats
mostly from human activities. Watercraft-related
mortality and loss of winter warm-water habitat
are the two greatest threats to the future status of
manatees. There are 32 manatees to choose from
in the Club's three Florida adoption programs at
Blue Spring State Park near Orange City,
Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park in
Homosassa, and in the Tampa Bay area. Loren
adopted Howie for her husband because of the
manatee's playful disposition and zest for life.
Records show Howie has been a regular visitor at
Blue Spring since 1971 and has been known to
occasionally tip the research canoe researchers
and all. "Mark really enjoyed his Valentine's Day
manatee adoption," said Loren. "It reminded him
of our wonderful visit to Sarasota, Florida where
he was able to see manatees up close. He not only
thought Howie's adoption information and photo
were great, but it has encouraged our continuing
support of the Club and its effective work;"
Margaritaville's own Jimmy Buffett co-founded
Save the Manatee Club, a national nonprofit
advocacy organization, back in 1981, along with
former Florida Governor and U.S Senator, Bob
For more information about manatees, and to adopt one
for Valentine's Day, contact Save the Manatee Club at
500 N. Maitland Ave., Maitland, FL 32751, call 1-800-
432-JOIN (5646), or visit their web site at
www.savethemanatee.org. Also, sign up for the
Club's free E-Newsletter and check out their online gift
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Contact: Kristen Beach, City of Jacksonville, (904) 630-2709
Robert Charlton, Dept. of Juvenile Justice, (904) 391-3829
Lauri-Ellen Smith, Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, (904) 630-2538
DUVAL COUNTY JUVENILE ASSESSMENT CENTER
TO BETTER SERVE TROUBLED YOUTH
Made possible in-part by Jacksonville Journey funds
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Jan. 26, 2008 Another important step will be taken in The
Jacksonville Journey as Mayor John Peyton and community leaders join for a ribbon-cut-
ting ceremony to celebrate the reopening of the Duval County Juvenile Assessment Center
Mayor Peyton will be joined by Sheriff John Rutherford, Rep. Mia Jones, Rep. Audrey
Gibson, Florida Department of Juvenile Justice Deputy Secretary Rod Love, District Seven
City Council Member Dr. Johnny Gaffney and JAC Advisory Committee Chair Chief Wayne
In January 2008, Mayor Peyton and other leaders held a news conference to announce
that funding had been secured to help reinstate the JAC, a key recommendation of The
Jacksonville Journey. The opening is the result of significant city, state and community
A tour of the facility will follow.*
WHEN: 1:30 p.m., Monday, Jan. 26
WHERE: Duval Juvenile Assessment Center
1283 E. Eighth St.
Directions from downtown:
Take Main Street north to Eighth Street
Turn right (east) on Eighth Street
The JAC will be on the left just before the Martin Luther King Expressway overpass
*NOTE: Minors may be present in portions of the facility. Recording devices and
cameras may not used during select parts of the tour.
LaVilla Student Wins Duval County Spelling Bee
JACKSONVILLE Catherine Mary Braza, a seventh-grade student at LaVilla
School of the Arts, won the 2009 Duval County Spelling Bee held last night at
Landon Middle School. She won by spelling the word "squalor" correctly.
Rounding out the top five were the following students, all from a Duval County
public school: second place last year's regional winner, Ashley Barron, a sixth
grader at James Weldon Johnson; third place Kiana Goodall, a seventh grader at
Jean Ribault Middle; fourth place Ka'Harie Griggs, an eighth grader at Paxon
Middle; and fifth place Nihal Kala, a fifth grader at Susie Tolbert Elementary.
Twenty-one elementary and middle school students from 17 public and four pri-
vate schools competed for the right to represent Duval County in The Florida
Times-Union Regional Spelling Bee. The regional competition is scheduled for
Saturday, February 21 at 10 a.m. at the main branch of the Jacksonville Public
The winner of the regional bee will advance to compete in the 2009 Scripps
Howard National Spelling Bee, scheduled May 24-29 in Washington, D.C.
Jill Lively, a DCPS elementary school teacher, served as the spelling bee coordi-
nator. The pronouncer was Pat Cascone, DCPS lead director for competitive fund-
ing, and the head judge was Tim Ballentine, DCPS executive director of instruc-
tional research and accountability.
The Duval County Spelling Bee was sponsored by The Florida Times-Union, and
conducted according to the contest rules of the national spelling bee.
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