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Thursday afternoon was a
da\ of two police involved
4. shooting deaths of suspects.
in the Sherx ood Fore, t area
of Jackson i lle %here oifi-
cers cere siring in a car pre-
tending to be drug buyers,
according to reports \ hen a
mian \ith a gun came tip to
Police officers gather at the corner of Portsmouth and the and ordered them to
Fitzwater Road after the shooting death of robbery suspect. gh e tip their inone.. 'The
report further states that a
shot \ as fired, just missing tile underco er officers so. the\ returned fire on tile sus-
pect who died at the scene. The number of shots fired, both %a.vs. is -,till being inves-
About four hours later, the cit% witnessed a high-speed chase behind a female \who
had, according to report. just committed an attempted robber, but then decided to
take the vehicle of a \oman at an ATMN machine in thile Arlington area instead.
The female suspect then drove the vehiclee o'er the Nlatthew\s Bridge under
Interstate 95 and Martin Luther King Expressway.
At that point, thile officers reported the\ used pit maneuver to stop the euhicle. which
struck the guardrail and rested down the
embankment. When the %%oman appeared to Two Police Continued on A-7
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/ The Channel 4 Wheel of Justice stopped on Deangelo
Franklin. Deangelo is wanted for Aggravated Battery
and Lewd Battery on a 15-year old boy. He may be a
man but he dresses up and acts like a woman at times.
According to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, he also
goes by the name of "Diamond." He is praying on
young boys and needs to be caught. He has a tear drop
tattoo under his right eye and the word DIAMOND
scripted on the left side of his neck.
Remember to check out both pictures and focus on his
eyes, nose, mouth and tattoos. He is wanted on a
Pythons Infesting Florida
Florida is facing a serious problem because the south-
ern part of the state is being overwhelmed by Burmese
These snakes are a threat to endangered species and
people. Many community workers are being taught
how to handle them but, is that enough?
This quarter, recognizing
musician Duke Ellington
has been approved.
Jacksonville-Brunswick Man Dies in Crash
Kendrick Pace, 39, formerly a resident of Brunswick,
Georgia and Jacksonville, Florida, had moved to the
Hepzibah, Georgia area.
According to reports, Kendrick was killed Friday night
when the car he was driving crossed the center line and hit
another car head-on. The accident occurred around 11:30
p.m. Friday. Pace was driving southbound and crossed Kendrick Pace, 39
into the northbound lane.
Because it was a head-on, Pace received head injuries in the crash.
The Richmond County Deputy Coroner said that toxicology tests are pending.
Pace's family has agreed for his homegoing services to be held in Brunswick but
has not determined when such will be held.
A Brunswick Legend Passes
Edward R. LoWe, Sr. was
born in Brunswick, Georgia 1.
on July 21, 1933. He depart-
ed this life on January 29, .. '
The Risley High School
gradate and sports enthusiast
attended Fort Valley State
College (University), served Edward R. Lowe, Sr.
* in the U.S. Army, worked for
thirty-five years for the U. S. Postal Service and after
retirement, work for Glynn County Recreation
Department. He later became manager for Selden Park.
He was a member of St. Athanasius Episcopal Church.
Mr. "Ed" or "Bo" will be truly missed.
News in Brief
Get Your Money from Bank of
If you were charged with overdraft fees
through your account at Bank of
America between 2000 and 2007, you
may be entitled to some money.
A class-action lawsuit alleged the com-
pany posted certain actions to increase
their revenues. They have agreed to pay
their account holders $78.00.
Center Opens for Mentally
III, Ex-Offenders and Women
Needing Help on Pearl Street
Local attorney Eddie Farah announced
that he and some others, have begun the
redevelopment of the Pearl Street Plaza.
Two of three new businesses will open
using funding from the city's Economic
Block Grant and private donations.
It was also announced that there is
being put in place a center for the men-
tally ill, ex-offenders and women who
are receiving public assistance.
Digital TV Delay
President Obama requested and
Congress finally approved a delay to
the U.S. switch to digital television sig-
nals until June. The legislation cleared
Congress on Wednesday after being
The president feels that about 20 mil-
lion mostly poor, elderly and rural
areas, are not ready..
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GREATER MACEDONIA BAPTIST CHURCH OF
NORTHSIDE, located at 1880 West Edgewood Ave., in
Jacksonville will celebrate the 33rd anniversary of our
Pastor, Dr. Landon L. Williams, Sr. We invite you to cele-
brate with us. Sunday, February 8, -The spoken word by
Bishop Virgil Jones, pastor of Philippian Community
Church; and Sunday, February 15, -The spoken word by
Dr. John Guns, pastor of St. Paul Millionary Baptist
Church, both at 4:00 p.m. for more information, please
call the church at 904-764-9257.
MT. SINAI MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH is
sponsoring a Unique Prayer Breakfast on Saturday,
February 14, 2009, at 9:00 a.m. at the church located at
2036 Silver St., in Jacksonville. The general public is cor-
dially invited to attend. For more information, contact
(904) 354-7249. Rev. R. L. Gundy is pastor.
THE WOMEN OF FRIENDSHIP PRIMITIVE BAP-
TIST CHURCH, located at 1106 Pearce St., with Elder
Bobbie Sheffield, Pastor are inviting you to their 2nd
Annual Women's Extravaganza. Services February 9 13,
nightly at 7:00 p.m. The speakers nightly are as follows:
Monday-Evangelist Gwen Harris; Tuesday-Sister Gail
Robinson, Unity Christian Church; Wednesday-
Evangelist Berdette Pierce, New Generation Christian
Fellowship; Thursday-Sister Natalie Walker, Pleasant
Grove Primitive Baptist Church; and Friday-Sister Terrie
Robinson, Friendship Primitive Baptist Church. For more
information, contact the office at (904) 353-7734.
PIEDMONT BAPTIST COLLEGE AND GRADU-
ATE SCHOOL will hold a reunion for the alumni and
friends of Spurgeon Baptist Bible College on February 20
at Imperial Lakes Country Club in Mulberry, Florida. A
fellowship event begins at 5 p.m. with dinner served at 7
p.m. This event is for alumni and friends of Spurgeon
Baptist Bible College. Registrations for this event can be
made by February 13 by contacting Mary Ann Strain,
Public Relations Coordinator at 336-714-7921 or
firstname.lastname@example.org. The cost is $10 and registration can be
paid in advance by mail: Piedmont Baptist College and
Graduate School, Attn: Alumni Office, 420 South Broad
St., Winston-Salem, NC 27101. Please include your name,
spouse or guest name and class year. There will be a pres-
entation of the history of Spurgeon Baptist Bible College
and an update on the Spurgeon School of Online
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The 12th Annual Women's Conference
The 12th Annual Women's
conference will convene
February 13 & 14, Friday night
at 7:30 p.m. and. Saturday
morning at 10:00 a.m.
President, Prophetess Sandra J.
Cardona. extends this invita-
al tion to the community to come
fellowship with us as
Prophetess Carolyn Clark
i e ." Laithers will be our speaker.
o G Propheless Laithers begin her
S' i walk Roith the Lord at an early
Prophetess age. She was only 5 years old
Carolyn Clark Laithers when she was singing in an all
adult choir. Today, she is the
wife of Pastor Tony Laithers and the mother of 3 children. She
is a part of Cithadel of Hope Ministries. In deed, she is a
woman of God with a prophetic calling on her life. She had
her first Life Recording on January 31st at Provision of
Promise Church. 2078 Liberty St., Jacksonville. FL
Education. Any history or photos that you would like to
contribute would be welcome. It graduates about 50 stu-
dents each year and awards Undergraduate Degrees,
Masters and Doctorates.
SAINT PAUL AME CHURCH Observes Founder's
Day -The Rev. Dr. Marvin Zanders, II and it's members
will observe Founder's Day on Sunday, February 8, 2009
during the 7:30 a.m. and 10:5 a.m. Worship Services. Dr.
Jerome V. Harris, Executive Director of the Department of
Annunity Investment and Insurance of The African
Methodist Episcopal Church, will be the guest speaker.
Founder's Day is celebrated in conjunction with the
Founder's birthday, Richard Allen,, first consecrated
Bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Church.
Bishop Richard Allen was born on February 14, 1760 in
Philadelphia, Penn. In 1816, richard Allen met with six-
teen representatives of African Churches to organize a
"Connection" known as the African Methodist Episcopal
Church. Saint Paul is located at 6910 New Kings Rd.
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Pastor Cecil and Pastor Garry and
Pauline Wiggins Kim Wiggins
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Sunday School .....................................9:30 a.m .
Sunday Morning ;...
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 'f '.
(904) 764-5727 Church '; "
Historic Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church
Worship 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.
Morning Worship 11:00 a.m.
Tuesday Prayer Meeting & Bible Study,7:00 p.m.
Thursday Joy Night,7:00 p.m.
PENTECOSTAL CHURCH of GOD
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Elder Joseph Rice
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
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BARBER, William died LESTER, Christopher,
January 30, 2009. 21, died January 31, 2009.
CAPERS, Victor died MARSHALL, Mrs.
January 31, 2009. Frances, 75, died January
DUKES, Joseph died 28, 2009.
January 31, 2009. MILLER, Cornelious,
GRIMAGE, Mrs. III, 25, died January 29,
Maggie died January 28, 2009.
2009. McCOLLORS, James
JAMES, Deacon Clinton died February 1, 2009.
died January 29, 2009. NEAL, Ms. Ethel, 77,
LEE, John died January died January 31, 2009.
31, 2009. OAKES, Mrs. Racheal,
died January 29, 2009..
SMALLS, Emmett died
January 31, 2009.
died January 31, 2009.
THORNES, Willie C.,
died January 29, 2009.
87, died January 29, 2009.
WILSON, Willie James
died January 28, 2009.
WRIGHT, Gary died
January 30, 2009.
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"[ There's 4Aways Something Happening On The First Coast"
Annual A-B Honor Roll Party
The Annual A-B Honor Roll Party hosted by local pediatrician Charles Simmons.
M.D. \\as held again this year at Date & Busters. Honored patients %were treated to great
food along %with receiving medallions with red. %whtue and blue ribbons that read: A-B
Honor Roll, Simmons Pediatrics 2008 The honored patients were also gi\en ten (I0l
dollar game cards to play the games -with their parents at Daxe & Busters. There %were
twenty-five plus children attending the party with seen ("I of the patients having
received all A's on their report card.
Congratulations to these marvelous students!
Dr. Simmons Hosts
Class of 1953 Celebrate the Holiday Season
The Class of 1'53 prides itself on the close-Lnit relationship ihat still pie\ ais after fifth, -fi e > ears The\ are proud of ha ng graduated from one of the state's greatest high schools!
And \\ ith tins pnde the Stanton High School Clas.s of 1053 gathered at the Holiday Irn-Common'Iealth A\lenue during the holidays to celebrate the 2i00t holda\ season
Se ent i 'iil cIasmantes and guests enao\ed .a delight ful program emceed bi, Mrs. IMelerine Abrams Mitchell in her own special st\ le The program \.ias highlighted b\ the tuique1
singing of the Class Chorale directed b\ Mrs. Juanita Cook Arnold. Claude Hunter also performed Silent Night
Follo tng a beauti-
pro\ ided b\ Donald ,
McQueen. The Santa
tiOr the evening. Henry
NeP mnan made sutre
e\er',one received a
And what would d a .
clas- gathering be % \th-
out an openr mike"
The *open nuke" actil -
i' ga'e classlnates the
opporrmnit to share -.
si ti cant e\periencesA-
The fium. food. fel- Tutson. et al: Enjoying the fi stiviies were .lirs. .a is Class Carolers: Some of the class carolers: Milel'in .titchell: Class Program Emcee Mirs.
lox Ishp continued \' ith lidlls Tutson. Charles Skinner. irs. Barbara Hughes Jones Claude Hunter.ir. Susie ercer Rhodes, erinabra itchel
an after-part, at the Baker and Mrs. Letha .lcBride Iles. who have been Jirs. Beulahu Clatr' I Slliams. .lrs. lhavis .ellsU'l
home of ilMrs. Lerha classmates since Elementarr School.Ms.B "n -b Sarlin.
McBride lies. Tutson and. Albert Starling.
Neosmtan. et al: Sharing in fellowship- Theodore
.Aewman. James and ,lrs. ,Mlinerva Rutledge. Henri and
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Melveini milL's: IY.95 C iaswinuea' It'q,,'Cr "tiipctahe" and
Tippins: Outgoing Class Chairperson James Tippins
Mrs. .Lu>,eu at ,ua,,,rng. ... -. with his wifie ,irs. Dolores Tippins.
Ms. Alicia Phillip, daughter of Alphaeus and Mrs. Patricia Phillip became the bride recently of Justin Williams, son of Marvin and Mrs. Prudence Williams at the
.-Ancient City Baptist Church. The bride, a graduate of Edgewater High School. Orlando. Florida was active in the National Honor Society. Band and Tennis Team and the
University of Florida where she received both Business and Law degrees. She is a member of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. The groom, a graduate of Stanton College
Preparatory High School, Jacksonville. Florida was active in the National Honor Society and the Varsity Basketball|
Team and the University of Florida where he majored in Electrical Engineering. He is a member of the Alpha Phi Alpha^
Fraternity, Inc. Following a honeymoon on the Mexican Riviera the couple will reside in San Jose, California.
To their let: It litua and Jiiitin Iflilliani,. \boe: (3rd row) Gail Hill, Ti Tennson. RBerned'ere larini,NiAkiAa JacAon. Inge'r
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Sr.; ( 2'nd i 'w Ae:iah/ Hill ./I Marian Simphnims. iChelsea Teni'ion. hAatina Felder, JA'hai It' lalAer. Alvin Phillip. Cihe Felder,
ikki /Jenki,'Ans. Larssa Hill, Prudience ililiams, Chenryl lake:; (/ trom') "T" Phillips. Ester Toin-Johlso'n. Justin flilliainms,
t/i/ua lillianm., Thelmal Cllhambers. Tanmia Hill. Taiieka Hill, Slhaimice Felder. Jaisen i1 i/lliaim, James Daniels.
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The Hollywood Black
Film Festival is now
accepting submissions for
the HBFF 2009. The final
deadline is Feb. 15, 2009.
The fest will be held in
Beverly Hills, CA. June 2-
7, 2009. Submission
forms, guidelines and
more info such as hotel
etc. can be found on the
official festival website
This is Grammy week
and all types of music
celebrity filled events and
parties will take place
leading up to the 51st
Annual Grammy Awards
ceremonies which will be
broadcasted live from the
Staples Center in Los
Angeles on the CBS-TV
Network, Feb. 8, 2009
from 8-11:30 PM (ET/PT).
U2, Jennifer Hudson, Kid
Rock, Cold Play, T.L., Lil
Wayne, Jay-Z, Robert
Plant, Alison Krauss and
Rihanna are a sample of
the many. stars who will
perform that night.
The 2nd Annual BET
Honors, hosted by actress
Gabrielle Union, will air
Monday, Feb. 9, 2009 at 9
PM (EST). The show was
taped at the Warner
Theatre in Washington,
D.C. as part of the histori-
cal Presidential Inaugural
weekend. This year's
recipients are Mary J.
Tyler Perry (Media);
(Corporate Citizen); B.
Smith (Entrepreneur): The
James E. Clyburn (Public
Country fans are eating
up The Zac Brown Band.
Their album The
Foundation on Atlantic
Records debuted at #17 on
the Billboard Top 200
Chart and #3 on the Top
Country Albums Chart.
The first single "Chicken
Fried" was #1 on the
Billboard Hot Country
Chart and was the most
downloaded country sin-
gle on iTunes. Every cut
on the album is good
enough to 'be a hit single
which is rare these days.
Zac Brown is well on his
way to being a bonafied
Features Films; Laika
Studios Production with
Dakota Fanning, Teri
Saunders, Dawn French,
Keith David, John
Hodgman, Robert Bailey
Jr., and Ian McShane.
Written and Directed by
Henry Selick based on the
book written by Neil
Gaiman. Produced by Bill
Jennings, Henry Selick
and Mary Sandell.
This is a very entertain-
ing 3-D, animated movie
that was filmed in stop-
motion. The central idea is
learn to appreciate what
you have no matter how
bad it might seem.
Coraline (Fanning) is an
11 yr. old girl who com-
plained about her parents
and everything else. Her
parents had moved way
across the country to
Oregon and Coraline had
to start over new with
making friends etc. One
day she discovers a small
door in the new house that
leads to a paralleled world
on the other side exactlN
like the real one' she left.
However, in this world
everything was perfect and
exactly how she liked it
including an understand-
ing other mother
(Hatcher). But things
become intense because
the other side was only an
illusion. Coraline and her
other mother then go at it.
Hatcher and Fanning are
the perfect paring for this
good vs. evil battle. This is
one of those childhood
movies that children will
remember for life. It will
be a block busting hit!
Underworld; Rise of
the Lycans; Sony
Pictures; Starring Michael
Sheen, Bill Nighy, Rhona
Mitra, Shane Brolley and
Kevin Grexioux. Directed
by Patrick Tatopoulos.
Screenplay by Danny
McBride, Dirk Blackman
and Howard McCain.
Screenplay by Len
Wiseman, Robert Orr and
Produced by Len
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This is a prequel to
explain the origin of the
war between the aristo-
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be reaching for a gun, the officers opened fire, shooting her several times. She later died.
It was discovered later that the gun she had used in the carjacking was a replica pistol.
This was the third police involved shooting in Jacksonville in 2009.
Mr. Richard Burton and Project REACH stated that "as many of our communities grapple with police
shootings and in search for resolve, PROJECT R.E.A.C.H., INC., offer the study as found below as a guide
and further suggest the need for citizen review boards as a first step. Also, to use members of at-risk com-
munities on review boards.
Furthermore, if the same people are representing and we end with the same results, its time-for change.
One of my mentors, Rep. Alphonso Deal a retired police officer in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania shared this
thought with me many years ago. If police officer with badge # 714 is always at the scene and a citizen ends
up dead and officer with badge # 714 is absent and no one died, the review is simple.
A study on police officers from Riverside County in California has found that the likelihood of the officer
using deadly force is linked to their age, race, sex and experience of previous shootings.
Male officers were more likely to shoot than females. White officers were more likely to shoot than other
ethnic groups. Shooting was most common in young officers, and in those who did not have a college edu-
Past research on police shootings, when examining officer characteristics, has focused on the officer's race,
particularly when it is not the same as the race of the person shot. Data from 186 officer-involved shootings
were used to examine whether race effects existed and, if so, would be eliminated or attenuated by control-
ling for officer gender, education, age, and history of shooting. Male officers were more likely to shoot than
female officers, and college-educated officers were less likely to be involved in shootings than officers with
no college education. Risk of officer-involved shooting was reduced as the officer aged. White, non-
Hispanic officers were more likely to shoot than Hispanic officers; however, there was no significant differ-
ence between Hispanic and Black officers. Officers with a previous history of shooting were more than 51%
as likely to shoot during the follow-up period as officers without a history of shootings.
There have been many' requests and discussions about the need to have a police review board in
Jacksonville but such has 'always been rejected.
It is apparent that something is needed to stop the crime and eliminate the fear that officers have. Many
in the community that the police shooting is not a matter of fear.. Whatever the case, shootings in our city
must cease by the people and by the police officers.
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Marvin Sapp made Jacksonville the thirst stop on his con-
cert "The Crusade Tour" where he was presented The
Gospel Announcer Guild.The concert took place Saturday,
January 31, 2009 at the Spirit of Life Worship Center.
The Grand Rapids native is perhaps the biggest up-and-
comer in gospel music, but he will tell you that he is a pas-
tor first and a singer second. Recently, he received eight
Stellar Awards, ranging from artist of the year to song of the
Marvin Sapp, Clara McLaughlin, and Jaye Brummell.
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Announcements, meetings, happenings, and community events
scheduled in Jacksonville and the surrounding area.
ART & CRAFT FESTIVALAT ST. AUGUSTINE BEACH PIER A1A Beach
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 fihe art, fine crafts, food, free admission, free parking. For
more information call 352-344-0657 or www.tnteventsinc.com.
It's Time to Roll Out The Red Carpet! for The Onyx Awards -We are excited
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-
plishments 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.
WILSON CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS -Solo pianist
GEORGE WINSTON, best known for his seasonally themed recordings includ-
ing December, Autumn, Winter Into Spring, and Summer, will perform at the
Wilson Center for the Performing Arts on Wednesday, February 18, 2009 at 7:30
PM. Tickets are $40.00. Discounts are available for groups of 15+ by calling (904)
632-3228. To order by phone call the FCCJ Artist Series Box Office at (904) 632-
3373 (toll-free outside of Jacksonville 1-888-860-BWAY.)
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,
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
and trivia questions; Noon. 1 p.m., Healthy cooking demonstration with Chef
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.
LUCIUS GANTT'S: DEAD MAN WRITING -God is good. The devil can't
stop the TRUTH. I will autograph any and all books purchased during February
2009. Send them to me or when I see you, I'll sign. Thank you in advance for your
support. I am so proud. The book is beautiful! On sale right now for
order/purchase at Barnes & Nobles, Books-A-Million, Target, Amazon.com,
eBay.com, AuthorHouse.com, my site allworldconsultants.net or wherever fine
books are sold. Thanks in advance for your purchase.
STRATEGIC DISC DIMENSIONS SEMINAR -develop a Strategic Mindset,
DiSC Orientation Self Awareness of Behavioral Strengths, DiSC Strategy
"Understand, Recognize & Adapt" DiSC Effective Communication Skills. Beaver
Street Enterprise Center, February 12th, 9 a.m. til Noon Light Breakfast 1/2 day
Workshop $125.00. Dave Josephson DiSC Coach. Limited seating, reserve
today at (904) 253-7845.
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Healthy Home When raising children, it is extremely important to
consider the health and environment of your home,
as poor indoor air quality can significantly affect your
family's health. Most homes were built and decorated
with components walls, particleboard, insulation,
roofing, paints, flooring and sealants filled with toxic
fumes and chemicals, and they can lead to lead poi-
soning, respiratory ailments, electrical injuries, and
nerve damage, among other things. Your home
should be a safe haven in this world filled with toxins.
Every choice you make regarding your home environment can either help or
hurt your family's health. Children have the right to grow up in a healthy
home, free of chemicals and environmental hazards, and it's up to parents to
do whatever they can to achieve that.
Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer behind smoking in the
U.S. Radon is a naturally occurring, radioactive gas produced by the break-
down of uranium in soil, rock, and water within the earth. The negative effects
of radon are 100 percent preventable. Test your home. There are many
affordable self-tests on the market. Controlling radon involves three princi-
Eliminating the radon pathways
Reducing the "vacuum effect" that pulls radon into your home
Incorporating radon-removal features
Carbon monoxide is an odorless, tasteless gas produced by a lack of com-
bustion of natural gas, wood, coal, kerosene, gasoline, and tobacco -- that
can be released during the burning of fuel. Home sources include furnaces,
gas stoves and ovens, heaters, generators, and vehicles. Carbon monoxide
starves the body of oxygen and can cause long-term health and develop-
mental problems, as well as death.
Install carbon monoxide detectors (available at all hardware and home
improvement stores) in your home and have your gas appliances safety-
checked annually to ensure that they are functioning properly.
Cleaning & Maintenance
Most household cleaners are safer and more effective than they used to be.
However, there are still hundreds of chemical contaminants in the cleaning
products being manufactured and used every day that cause indoor air pol-
lution and account for large numbers of childhood poisonings. You need to
read the labels and know what is contained in each of these products.
Buy nontoxic cleaning products, which are widely available these days. You
can also mix your own nontoxic cleaning formulas at a fraction of the cost.
REQUEST FOR COMPETITIVE
SEALED EVALUATED BID PROPOSALS
At the direction of and with oversight by the City of Jacksonville, notice is hereby given,
pursuant to Jacksonville Ordinance Code Chapter 126, that Turner Construction Company
is seeking Subcontractors wishing to bid the MASONRY, ARCHITECTURAL WOOD-
WORK, PLASTIC LAMINATE MILLWORK, ROOFING, DRYWALL, ACOUSTICAL
CEILINGS, VERTICAL TRANSPORTATION, FIRE PROTECTION, SITE WORK, SITE
UTILITIES, STRUCTURAL STEEL, MISCELLANEOUS METALS, DOORS, FRAMES
AND HARDWARE, FIRE DOORS, COILING DOORS, ALUMINUM STOREFRONT
AND DOORS, TILE, FLOORING, DETENTION EQUIPMENT, PLUMBING, HVAC and
ELECTRICAL for the DUVAL COUNTY UNIFIED COURTHOUSE FACILITY project
which is to be located at 501 W. Monroe Street in downtown Jacksonville.
In order for your Bid to be accepted and evaluated, Turner's Subcontractor Prequalification
statement must be submitted and approved prior to the Bid Date. This can be completed
online at https://subprequal.tcco.com or completed manually on the form provided in the
Bidders must confirm/verify their compliance with the MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
included in the Request for Proposals (RFP) in order for their proposal to be further evalu-
ated and documentation is to be included in your response.
The Bid Documents include the RFP, the Scope of Work, the Bid Form, the Bid Manual and
the Project's Plans and Specifications. These are all available for purchase at NGI, 7999
Phillips Hwy, Jacksonville, FL 32256, (904) 448-1600 or through NGI's PlanWell at
www.ngiusa.com. The Request for Proposal can also be viewed on-line at www.coj.net.
Bidders are encouraged to review the Bid Documents including the Bid Manual prior to
purchase'at either NGI or at the Beaver Street Enterprise Center, 1225 Beaver Street,
Jacksonville, Florida 32202.
A Non-Mandatory Pre-Bid Conference is scheduled for February 9th, 2009 at 214 N.
Hogan Street, 1st Floor Conference Room, Jacksonville, FL 32202.
* 11:30 AM for Bid Group 2 Masonry, Architectural Woodwork and Millwork,
Roofing, Drywall, Ceilings, Vertical Transportation and Fire Protection
* 1:00 PM for Bid Group 3 Site Work and Utilities, Structural Steel / Misc. Metals,
All Doors Types, Aluminum Storefront & Glazing, All Flooring, Detention Equipment
* 2:30 PM for Bid Group 4 Mechanical, Pluming, Electrical
Turner is committed to providing equal opportunity and strongly encourages all interested
certified JSEB and M/WBE firms to participate.
Subcontractors interested in providing construction trade services for the DUVAL COUN-
TY UNIFIED COURTHOUSE FACILITY project are hereby notified that their response to
the Request for Proposals can be sent by USPS, Fed Ex, UPS etc. or by hand delivery to:
Turner Construction Company
337 West Adams Street,
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Attention: Margaret Simone
The RESPONSE DEADLINE is March 5, 2009, by 12:00 NOON for Bid Group 2.
The RESPONSE DEADLINE is March 12, 2009, by 12:00 NOON for Bid Group 3.
The RESPONSE DEADLINE is March 19, 2009, by 12:00 NOON for Bid Group 4.
Responses received after the date and time indicated for the specific trades will be
returned unopened with no exceptions.
Turner Construction Company reserves the right to waive any informality in the
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Use Of Deadly Weapon -Officer K
responded to a report of shots fired at
Westmount St. at the Southside
Apartments. Prior 'to arrival he was
advised that someone had been shot. An
off duty Officer P broadcasted that he
could hear the gunfire from the 3000
block of Phillips Hwy. Upon arrival,
Officer K found Officer P in the South
West comer of the complex. He had four
black males on the ground at gunpoint.
The males were identified as, D.D.,
J.M., J. P., and J.K. Officer checked the
males for warrants. After securing the
subjects, Officer K taped off the crime
scene and attempted to locate the victim.
He was unable to locate a victim at the
scene, however, residents at the apartments stated that the victim was loaded into a
vehicle and taken to the hospital. They located him at Memorial hospital. There
Officer found the victim, J G. According to Qfficer T, the victim suffered a single
non life threatening gunshot to his buttocks. Officer T stated that the victim did not
know who shot him. Officer T arrested the victim for possession of crack cocaine.
At the scene, Officer K observed several spent cartridges in a driveway of the com-
plex. He also saw two bullet holes in the side of the apartment at westmount St.
Another bullet hole was found in the kitchen window of the apartment at Willow St.,
the home of Persia (Victim #2). Persia stated that she was home during the shoot-
ing; however, she was not-hit by the bullet that entered her kitchen. While at the
scene, Police was given the phone number of an anonymous witness. He called the
number and spoke to an unidentified female. She stated that the shooting was retal-
iation for a robbery that had occurred in the complex earlier that day. She stated that
earlier, a black male known as "Trey" robbed K N during a game of dice. She stat-
ed that later K N shot at Trey; however, he hit a black male known as "Black and
Mild" instead. She stated that the shooter, K N
was wearing a grey tee shirt, blue jean shorts
.. ,' at the time of the shooting. While at the scene,
1 an unknown black female brought a bloody
cell phone to officer J.C. Officer J.C. was told
that the phone belonged to "Woo ;Woo."
Officer was also told that "Woo Woo" was
.' inside the apartment at westmount St. Officers
knocked on the both the front and rear doors
of the apartment for over thirty minutes, They
SOFFICER entered the apartment at westmount St. in
Order to perform a protective search. I
searched the apartment for anyone that may
have been shot. Inside westmount they found Ms. Persia and Mr. Jo, aka "Woo
Woo". Mr. Jo had blood on his pants and had suffered a recent injury to his nose.
Mr. Jo stated that his bloody nose was the result of a game of "slap-boxing" with his
brother. He stated that the bloody phone found outside westmount St. was his; how-
ever, he denied any involvement in the shooting. They made contact with the sus-
pect, J G. He was the victim of the shooting. When medical staff removed his cloth-
ing, a small tube fell out of his underwear and onto the floor. Officer recognized the
tube as one that is used to conceal drugs. A search of the tube for officer safety
revealed crack cocaine (field tested positive). The tube was observed to have fallen
out of the suspect's underwear and onto the floor. The suspect was arrested. The sus-
pect was absentee booked at the jail. The crack cocaine and the tube were placed in
the property room. Ex From Hell-While on routine bike patrol, Officer was con-
tacted by the Chief via cell phone who stated that a man with a knife had just
threatened to kill a patron of the Jacksonville Landing outside a bar called "Happy
Landing". He also advised that he was currently chasing the suspect through a park-
ing lot north of the landing. Officer observed the suspect running North across E.
Bay St. at Ocean St. the suspect then ran
north on Main St. fellow bike patrol
Officers R, and H instructed the suspect
to stop. The suspect failed to stop and .
resisted efforts to be placed in handcuffs.
After several attempts to place the sus-
pect in handcuffs, he complied and was
eventually handcuffed. The suspect was
then escorted to the landing security
office. Upon arrival to the security office,
Officer met the victim who stated that at
approximately 1545 while she and her
current boyfriend were at "Happy
Landing" bar the suspect who she had
previously dated for one week came
inside and pointed his finger at her head
and stated, "I should kill you b****!" The
suspect then exited the bar and stood at the door staring at the victim, the suspect
then left the area and returned a short time later pulling a knife from his pocket and
pointed it at the victim's face and stated, "I'm going to kill you!" Officer observed
the victim emotionally upset crying and agitated, while waiting to complete the
report, the suspect was raping about killingn the b**** with a nine" The victim also
stated that the suspect threatened to kill her children. The victim stated that the sus-
pect and her dated for a week. The victim identified the suspect's weapon by
description. The victim and witnesses identified the suspect through a show-up. The
victim's two year old daughter was present during the incident, a copy of the video
was placed in the property room. The victim and witness statements were placed in
the property room. the suspect's knife was placed in the property room. The suspect
was mirandized, arrested and transported to the dcj. Case cleared by arrest.
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NFL Players Come Together During Super
Bowl To Revitalize A Neighborhood In Need
By Mike bonts, Sports Editor a n, .
TAMPA, Fla. -- Rebuilding Together, the
nation's leading nonprofit organization working to -
preserve affordable homeownership invested more
than $600,000 dollars market value into the revital- .-
ization of the Historic West Tampa Neighborhood.
Rebuilding Together teamed with the NFL, local I
affiliate Rebuilding Together Tampa Bay and title
sponsor, the American Petroleum Institute, this
year for 14th annual "Kickoff to Rebuild" project.
On Friday, Jan. 30, over 1,000 volunteers from
more. than fifty corporations and organizations --
made needed repairs to 22 homes in Historic Old t
West Tampa. The event focused on home rehabili-
tation and restoration; each home will also be made more -
energy efficient. All repairs are at no cost to the home-
One home is a true extreme makeover for the
Rebuilding Together Tampa Bay Kickoff, after it was lt
determined that rehabbing wouldn't save the structure.
The Richman Group of Florida, Inc. and First Florida a
Building Corp. worked with Rebuilding Together in con- An n
junction with the NFL on the 65-year old shotgun style
home in the Historic West Tampa neighborhood that will
be unveiled as part of Super Bowl week activities.
The owner is a disabled widow who is raising four
grandchildren. Mrs. Lucy Nieves, 66, is doing her best to
raise and feed the boys on a fixed income and is unable "A-
to afford -desperately needed repairs to her home... -:*
They did not have hot water and only two electrical
sockets worked in the home. The floor was covered -
with extension cords running to those two outlets.
Cold nights were bitter for this family, as there were
large gaps in the doorframes and windows. The
kitchen sink was also not connected to the sewer
system, so raw garbage and dishwater were spilling
onto the adjacent vacant lot.
First Florida Project Manager Dana Teeter was
eager and ready to take on a project. He submitted a
scope of work that included extensive repairs to the
home with the goal of giving this elderly widow a
safer and more comfortable home.
It was decided that it would be better to demol- ..
ish the structure and build a brand new home due to the severity of repairs needed. Sensitive to the owner's needs
and feelings, they rebuilt the home to be a replica of the old home right down to the special niche where she keeps
a candle lit to her deceased husband Ismael.
Thanks to the volunteer NFL players and a team assembled by the Richman Group and First Florida, Mrs. Nieves
and her grandchildren will have-a safer, healthier and more energy efficient home that will last them for generations
A dedicated volunteer team of Richman's trades, sub contractors, vendors and architects worked tirelessly to pro-
vide a brand new home for the Nieves family in just 40 days. This is the only home of the rehab projects that was
required to be completely rebuilt.
NFL Players participating include Duke Preston, Buffalo Bills; Biandon Jones, Tennessee Titans; D'Qwell
Jackson, Cleveland Browns; Will Allen, Tampa Bay Buccaneers; Ryan Nece, Detroit Lions; Nick Sorenson,
Cleveland Browns; and Tony McDaniel, Jacksonville Jaguars. Cheerleaders from the Denver Broncos also attended.
Special to the Florida Star
After rallying from a pair of dou-
ble-digit deficits in the second half of
its last two outings, the University of
North Florida men's basketball team
let one slip away in a 67-64 loss to
Atlantic Sun Conference frontrunner
East Tennessee State at UNF Arena.
The Ospreys (5-17, 3-9 A-Sun)
held a 14-point advantage in the
opening half of play and a 10-point
lead at the half but couldn't keep it
after being outscored 44-31 in the
second half of play.
The UNF defense held ETSU (16-
6, 10-2 A-Sun) to less than 40 percent
shooting in the first half but couldn't
slow a Buccaneer offense that shot 63
percent from the field in the second
half of play.
"In the second half our interior
defense was not as strong," UNF
head coach Matt Kilcullen said.
"Give them a lot of credit, they
showed why they are the first place
team in the Atlantic Sun. I thought we
put forth a tremendous effort today
and showed how much we have
improved since playing them a month
UNF's Eni Cuka and ETSU's
Mike Smith matched each other with
a game-high 24 points. Cuka hit four
shots beyond the 3-point arc for the
Ospreys, while Smith was 9-of-ll
from the field and pulled down a
game-high 14 rebounds.
UNF is back in action on Saturday
night when it heads to Kennesaw
State for a rematch with the Owls at
GATORS: Florida fell to 5-2 in
SEC play with a 79-63 loss at
Tennessee ... The Gators scored just
22 first half points and could never
dig out of a 17-point first-half deficit
... Nick Calathes led all scorers with
21 points, knocking down three
three-pointers, while Chandler
Parsons had 15 points ... Calathes
scored 15+ points for the 10th
straight game and is averaging 21.4
points, 6.8 rebounds and 6.1 assists in
that time ... Parsons is averaging 17.0
points per game over his last four out-
ings and is hitting 71.1 percent from
the floor in that time ... The Gators
allowed an opponent to score more
than 70 points for the first time since
Dec. 22 and after holding its opposi-
tion to just 5.3 three-pointers per
game in league play, allowed UT to
knock down 12 three-pointers.
The Gators have won 15 in a row at
home dating back to last year and are
12-0 at home this year.
SEMINOLES: Florida State has
won nine of their last 13 games with
the four losses by eight points or less
... Senior guard Toney Douglas has
scored in double figures in nine
straight games ... Wednesday night's
season-high 32 points vs. North
Carolina was Douglas' third game
with 30 or more points this season ...
Douglas is averaging 25.8 p
his last five games and lead
scorers in conference games
the Seminoles rank secoi
ACC in scoring defense (
and second in field goal p
defense (.380) ... Soloman.
blocked shots rank secoi
HURRICANES: Jack I
has posted 75 double-figu
games in 84 appearance
Hurricane, including 45
of his last 47 games ...
McClinton leads the
ACC in 3-point shots
made per game (2.9) ...
the Hurricanes have out-
rebounded their oppo-
nents 15 times and lead
the ACC in rebound
Dwayne Collins leads
the balanced rebounding
effort with 7.6 per game
... Miami's next three
games are vs. Wake
Forest (Feb. 4), Duke
(Feb. 7) and North
Carolina (Feb. 15) -- all
teams that have been
ranked No. 1 during this
season ... Wake Forest
and UNC are home
games for the
Is all ACC
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Webber Downs Edward Waters
By Mike Bonts,
Fla. Being in com-
mand for the entire
game, the Webber
University men's bas-
ketball team surpassed
Edward Waters CoO l
College 58-54 to
improve their record to
16-7 overall and 5-3 in
The Sun Conference
Saturday afternoon at
the Sabbagh Athletic
Center in Babson .
Tyrell Harper and
David Marlar started
things off for the
Warriors; having a .
total of six points to
start off the lead WIU had on the Tigers the entire half. All
Warrior players on the court contributed to the 29 points
they earned, whether it being shots or assists. WIU's
biggest lead on the Tigers was when Brandon Streeter hit a
three-pointer with 12 minutes left of the half to give the
Warriors a ten-point advantage.
The Tigers fought hard to come back with two minutes
left of the half, tying the score 28-28. But with Igor
Eglandzija hitting a free throw with 54 seconds left to give
his team a one-point advantage, Webber ended the half with
the lead of 2-28. Harper and Marlar both lead the team with
six points on the half, while Eglendzija had six rebounds.
The same story follows for the second half, as the
Warriors took over the court, only allowing Edward Waters
to take the lead once. The Warriors had an 11 point run on
the Tigers just under five minutes left of the game, which
was topped off by a Jordan Scholl three-pointer. Mark
Marlar led this half, coming out with eight points and six
rebounds. Tyler Hoevanaar added two more assists in the
half, having a total of six on the night.
Marlar led the Warriors with 11 points and nine
rebounds. Halston Schaffer and Brandon Streeter collected
10 points, and Igor Eglendzija had nine boards.
WINSTON SALEM STATE 62, BETHUNE COOK-
MAN 61 -- Bethune-Cookman's home struggles continued
Monday night losing in OT to Winston-Salem State 62-61
at Moore Gymnasium.
The Wildcats are an unbeaten 3-0 in MEAC road games
this season and are now 11-11 overall, 5-3 in the MEAC,
and 5-4 in nine home games in Daytona Beach, including
three straight home losses.
The Wildcats led 44-37 with 9:17 left following a three-
pointer by sophomore co-captain Alexander Starling.
WSSU outscored Bethune-Cookman 14-1 in that six-
minute stretch to take a 51-45
Bethune-Cookman led 26-23 at halftime and held the
Rams to 36 percent. shooting in the first half (9-25). B-CU
had three players score in double figures (Holmes 15,
Starling 11, and Reed 10). Four WSSU players scored in
double figures led by Jamal Durham's game-high 16 points
and team-high 7 rebounds. The 'Cats out rebounded
Winston-Salem State 39-32 with Starling leading both
teams with 9 boards. Holmes had eight rebounds before
fouling out in OT.
SOUTH CAROLINA STATE 67, FLORIDA A&M
52 The Rattlers (6-14, 4-4 in the MEAC) trailed 40-37 at
halftime on their way to as their fourth consecutive loss.
"We are not playing good right now," said Rattlers'
coach Eugene Harris said. "We're in a situation where we've
got a young basketball team and when you lose two, three
in a row you've got to find out who on your teanm is going
to pick it up and provide leadership. We've got to play our-
selves out of this."
FAMU's Brandon Bryant got all of his 11 points in the
first half. Joe Ballard finished with 10 points.
South Carolina State (9-11, 4-4) out-rebounded the
Rattlers on the defensive boards 33-15 and 46-28 for the
Bills to face Titans in Hall of Fame Game -Two of the
original teams in their original uniforms will kick off the NFL's celebra-
tion of the 50th season of its AFL teams when the Buffalo Bills take on the
Tennessee Titans in the Pro Football Hall of Fame Game in Canton, Ohio
on Sunday, August 9, the Hall of Fame and NFL announced.
The American Football League, which merged with the NFL in 1970 to
become the American Football Conference, played its first season in 1960
with eight teams. Two of those clubs were the Bills and the Houston Oilers
-- the forerunner of the Titans and the team that captured the AFL's first
The founding owners of the Bills and Titans in 1960 are still in com-
mand of those teams.
Ralph C. Wilson Jr. is the original owner of the Bills. The Titans have
been owned by K.S. (Bud) Adams, Jr. since their inception.
The Titans will wear their Oilers uniforms of the early 1960s that were
distinguished by the derrick logo on their blue helmets.
The team played in Houston from 1960-96 before moving to Tennessee.
Buffalo will wear its "throwback" uniforms that feature a simple red
buffalo on a white helmet.
The NFL is planning to celebrate the 50th season of its AFL clubs in
numerous ways this year. The Hall of Fame Game will follow the induc-
tion of the Hall's class of 2009 including Bob Hayes on Saturday, August
8 and cap a multi-day celebration known as the Pro Football Hall of Fame
The game will be televised nationally by NBC at 8 PM ET.
FEBRUARY 7, 2009
6th Annual Willie E. Gary
Martin Luther King Jr.
By Dan Evans
Thursday, January 29, 2009...AND THE BEAT GOES
ON. The honorable Congressman John Lewis Spoke
to a crowd attending the 6th Annual Willie E. Gary
Martin Luther King Jr. Luncheon. This year the
Luncheon was held at The Prime Osborn Convention
Center. A semi overcast morning welcomed Angela
Spears First Coast TV News, and Dawn Lopez CBS
47 News as they took the podium an Welcomed every-
body asking Pastor Mark Griffin to open the event with
a prayer. Duval County Public Schools was represent-
ed by Dr. Connie Hall, Director of Community and
Family Engagement. Edwards College President Dr.
Claudette Williams gave remarks about college atten-
dance and urged everyone to visit Edward Waters
College .Winners of the Essay contest recited their
essay with standing ovanons. iviarquise INIxonU, jit
grader R.L.Brown Elementary sat the bar with an
inpsiritational delivery that traced history along the
outline of the Dr. King "I Have Dream" speech. Luis
Orozco 8th grader, Jean Ribault Middle School and
Riasha Prier, 12th grade Paxon School for Advanced
studies demonstrated why they won. Santhea Hicks
thanked everybody for their participation and gave his-
tory of the luncheon. Willie Gary gave a history of the
Willie Gary Classic and introduced The Honorable
Congressman, from Georgia, John Lewis.
Congressman Lewis took the audience on a historical
journey from the chicken farm to White House.
Mia Jones, Pastor First Baptist Church Madrian, Audrey Gibson
I Virgil Wright and Congressman John Lewis
Ardreanna Ruiz, Vida Vongsay, Darcell Streeter State Rep Mia Jones and Cong John Lewis with Members of The Buffalo Soldiers
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FEBRUARY 7. 2009
Bob Hayes To Be Inducted Into
Pro Football Hall Of Fame
By Mike Bonts
TAMPA, Fla. There was some long awaited
good news for Jacksonville and the family of
the late "Bullet Bob" Hayes out of last week's
Super Bowl festivities.
Hayes will join guard Randall McDaniel,
defensive end Bruce Smith, linebacker Derrick
Thomas, owner Ralph Wilson, and defensive
back Rod Woodson as the Class of 2009 Pro
-Football Hall of Fame enshrinees.
As Richard Justice wrote in the Houston
Chronicle last week, 'He's the only man to win
both Olympic gold and a Super Bowl ring. =
The Pro Football Hall of Fame's Selection
Committee met in Tampa and elected him to
the six-man class. The newest members of the
Hall were selected from a list of 17 finalists
that had been determined earlier by the com-
Hayes, a gold medalist track star in the 1964
Summer Olympics, combined his world-class
speed with great hands. The wide receiver was
a three-time All-Pro pick, caught 371 career
passes for 7,414 yards and 71 touchdowns.
At 5-11, 185 pounds Hayes came out of Florida
A&M to begin his career in 1965 with the
Dallas Cowboys. In 1975 he played his 11th
and final season with the San Francisco 49ers.
Selected as a future pick by Cowboys in the sev -
(88th player overall) and a future choice by Denver in the 14th round (105th player
overall) of the 1964 AFL Draft. In addition to his 132 NFL games, Hayes won a pair
of gold medals in the 1964 Olympics earning him the title "World's Fastest Human."
As a rookie, his 46 receptions for 1,003 yards led all Cowboys receivers. His world-
class speed was major factor in Cowboys offensive successes. "Bullet Bob" terror-
ized defensive backs and demanded deep double coverage rarely seen in the
NFL at thar time.
Game historians often said that bump and run
defense was developed to slow him down. He
used his speed "in a football sense," rather
than just trying to run fast.
Four times he was named first- or second-
team All-NFL. Hayes led the Cowboys in
receptions on three occasions, including back-
to-back titles in 1965-66 when he caught a
total of 110 passes for more than 2,200 yards
and 25 touchdowns.
His 71 career TDs remain a Cowboys' club
The local Bob Hayes Invitational Track and
Field Meet was organized in the spring
of 1964. Hayes was born on Dec. 20, 1942 in
Jacksonville, he died Sept. 18, 2002 at the age
Hayes, hoping someday to be in the
Hall of Fame, composed a letter in
case that day ever arrived. It did last
The 2009 class will increase to 253
the number of all-time greats perma-
nently honored in the Pro Football
Hall of Fame. The Enshrinement of
the Class of 2009 will take place at
the Pro Football Hall of Fame in
Canton, on Saturday, Aug. 8, 2009 at
7 p.m. ET. Both ESPN and the NFL
Network will televise the
Enshrinement Ceremony live.
The annual NFL Hall of Fame
Game will be played on Sunday,
Aug. 9 at 8 p.m. and broadcast live
by NBC. The teams have not. yet
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You are invited toa -
public hearing to t
discuss proposed tJ1 -Sr
improvements for SR 111
(Tallulah Avenue) from the east i Project Number: 209451-3
end of Moncrief Creek Bridge to -
US 17 (SR 5) Main Street. The | i 0-
hearing will be held Thursday. l \ -; N'J. o'
March 5.,2009. at the Bradham St
Brooks Northwest Library, S Begin Project 1 w6ts ^
1755 Edgewood Avenue West, S s Tti.65 ...
Jacksonville, Florida 32208.
Doors will open at 4:30 p.m. to o. 9 End Project
allow you time to review and E
discuss the exhibits and have t ES4ih Sh
your questions answered by one k '
of our staff. The formal portion of Eth S
the public hearing will begin at '
6:30 p.m., with an audiovisual presentation followed by an opportunity for public comment. It is the
policy of the Florida Department of Transportation's District Two to prohibit materials andlor exhibits
in our public workshops, meetings or hearings that are not the property of the Department.
Therefore, no outside party will be allowed to display or hand out materials in any of these events.
The proposed improvements will be to resurface Tallulah Avenue. The Department is
recommending as part of the resurfacing project to re-stripe the roadway to a three-lane section,
replacing thefour 10 foot wide travel lanes. The proposed roadway will consist of a 10 foot wide two-
way center turn lane and a 12 foot wide travel lane in each direction with a 3 foot wide paved
shoulder on either side. This will allow vehicles to safely move into a center turn lane without
blocking the remaining travel lanes and place traveling vehicles further away from residences. Five
foot sidewalks will also be added from 68th Street to Main Street (north side) and from Lorain Street
to Pearl Street (south side). This public hearing is being held to present the construction plans,
discuss the Department's recommendations and receive your input. As of February 12, 2009, the
construction plans will be available for your review during normal business hours at the Bradham
Brooks Northwest Library, 1755 Edgewood Avenue West, Jacksonville, Florida 32208. This project
has been evaluated in accordance with the provisions of Federal Executive Orders 11990 & 11988
"Protection of Wetlands" and "Floodplain Management" and these involvements will be discussed at
This hearing is being conducted to inform the public of the project and afford the public the
opportunity to express views concerning the location, conceptual design and social, economic and
environmental effects of the proposed improvements. Those who wish to submit written statements
may do so at the hearing or mail them to the address below no laterthan April 6,2009. All comments
received by this date will become part of the public hearing record. All residents, property owners
and interested persons or groups are encouraged to come and participate. Public participation is
solicited without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability or family status.
Persons who require special accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act or persons
who require translation services (free of charge) should contact Mr. John Thrasher at the number
below at leastseven (7) days priortothe hearing.
AU interested persons are invited to attend this public hearing to review and discuss this important
transportation improvement project If you need project information or if you have any questions
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