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Florida star
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Florida star (Jacksonville, Fla.)
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Florida star news
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v. : ill. ; 58 cm.
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English
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Florida star (Jacksonville, Fla.)
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Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation:
Vol. 12, no. 13 i.e. 39 (Jan. 6, 1962)-
General Note:
"Florida's statewide black weekly."
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Publisher: Eric O. Simpson, Feb. 14, 1981- .

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Title:
Florida star
Uniform Title:
Florida star (Jacksonville, Fla.)
Alternate Title:
Florida star news
Physical Description:
v. : ill. ; 58 cm.
Language:
English
Creator:
Florida star (Jacksonville, Fla.)
Publisher:
The Florida Star Pub. Co.,
The Florida Star Pub. Co.
Place of Publication:
Jacksonville, Fla.
Jacksonville Fla
Publication Date:
Frequency:
weekly
regular

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
African American newspapers -- Florida   ( lcsh )
African Americans -- Newspapers -- Florida   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Jacksonville (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Duval County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre:
newspaper   ( marcgt )
newspaper   ( sobekcm )
Spatial Coverage:
United States -- Florida -- Duval -- Jacksonville
Coordinates:
30.31944 x -81.66 ( Place of Publication )

Notes

Additional Physical Form:
Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation:
Vol. 12, no. 13 i.e. 39 (Jan. 6, 1962)-
General Note:
"Florida's statewide black weekly."
General Note:
Publisher: Eric O. Simpson, Feb. 14, 1981- .

Record Information

Source Institution:
University of Florida
Holding Location:
University of Florida
Rights Management:
All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier:
oclc - 2261130
alephbibnum - 000581378
issn - 0740-798X
oclc - 02261130
notis - ADA9536
lccn - sn 83045218
System ID:
UF00028362:00858

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Preceded by:
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Attacker Really Wanted
SYes, Jacksonville Sheriff's Office
wishes to find out who stabbed
Phallen Reeves, 22 but her family
say they wish to find the stabber
more.
According to sources, Phallen,
who is a senior majoring in crimi-
Snal justice at the University of
Phallen Reeves, 22 North Florida was involved in an
altercation with a group of females
inside the Aqua Night Club, southside. They were
asked out by management and once outside, someone
stabbed Reeves nine times: two to her head, one in the
eye, and four in her back which punctured her lung and
broke two ribs. She is still hospitalized and there is fear
that she may never be able to see from her right eye
again.
Crime Stoppers need your help. Call 866-845-TIPS.


Wheel of Justice


Featured


'Ivey Linder, 28 -
The Wheel landed on Ivey
Linder, 28 Thursday. She is
wanted for Home invasion
Robbery and was described
as a "bad" girl and should
be considered armed and
dangerous. Call: 866-845-
TIPS.


Captured


'Left: Dalevon Allen; right:
Frank Christopher Emanuel
Allen was wanted for
Home Invasion Robbery.
His mother brought him
in to police after seeing
him on the wheel.
Emanuel was wanted for
dealing in stolen property.
He turned himself in after
appearing on the wheel.


Mayor Speaks on Progress for City
Mayor John Peyton said he has an
aggressive plan to secure federal
stimulus dollars from the American
Recovery and Reinvestment Act for
Jacksonville's local economic recov-
eiy efforts. The national economic
downturn has slowed local markets
and Jacksonville continues to suffer from sluggish real
estate and construction industries, an unemployment
rate that stands at 8.5 percent, and one of the worst
foreclosure rates in the nation, said the mayor.
As we aggressively pursue'funding, he said, I have
three primary goals for the allocation and expense of
federal recovery dollars. This money must provide the
immediate fuel for new investments in our community,
stimulate the local economy in a meaningful way and
ensure transformation change for our community the
result of which will stand the test of time.
Mayor Peyton said he has an obligation to see that this
money is responsibly and appropriately put toward new
programs, new projects and new investments that will
reenergize the local economy today and benefit our
community long-term. He and Congresswoman Brown
therefore are inviting individuals, businesses or organ-
izations interested in learning how to apply for federal
money to an Economic Stimulus Summit, hosted by his
office and U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown from 8 a.m. to
noon on March 23 at the FCCJ Downtown campus.
You must RSVP by calling Rep. Brown's district
office at (904) 354-1652.
He said, "as we move forward, I ask for patience." It
is his hope that the President's plan works and that
local efforts will restore confidence in our markets,
increase spending and ultimately revive our local com-
munities.


Teacher Arrested For 21 -
Year-Old Cold Case Murder
*She taught school for 40 years
yet, 21 years after her hus-
band's murder in 1988, the
Orange County first grade
teacher was arrested for the
Murder. Delores Laster had
advised police that when she
arrived from a Gainesville
trip, she found her husband,
Clarence dead in the garage.
Delores Laster, taught The couple's adopted children
for 40 years. said that they understand now
after remembering the event that he was planning to
leave her.


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Nigerian news media that Dr. Louis .


Obyo Obyo Nelson, a Nigerian
herbal medicine researcher, has dis-
covered a cure for diabetes..
": ro .According to reports, this major
'' medical landmark is a drug call
AD1 It is an oral drug that can be
Dr. Louis Obyo Obyo taken by mouth. The report says a
Nelson, 61, Nigeria patent has been issued for the medi-
cine that can cure type 1 and type 11 diabetes. However, a
Nigerian medical group warns that a comprehensive study
has not been provided as of February 2009.


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The chauffeur is Charles F. Jolunson. He had retired
from the dairy and timber business and decided to stay
as a chauffeur with Dana Limo. Charles and Earl
Johnson owned the once-famous now defunct
Dinsmore Diary Company that was openly pro-deseg-
regation. ,
The two were involved with the NAACP, SCLC, the
Human Relations Council, Urban League, Brewster
Hospital, the Clara White Mission and Eartha White
Nursing.
Because of their work, the local KKK and some white
citizen council groups, organized a boycott which
destroyed their business in 1959. Even though the fam-
ily continued to whole sale milk for 20 years after that,
their joy was lost after 1959.
The Dinsmore Dairy Company had the largest herd of
purebred registered Guernsey dairy cattle in the entire
world and the Dinsmore Dairy Company in the late
1950's was the most famous retailer of dairy products in
North Florida.
Younger Blacks Suffering from Heart Failure
The New England Journal of Medicine reports that
younger blacks are developing life-threatening heart
conditions at a rate 20 times higher than whites. The
more than 20 year study of people of similar weights
and blood pressure levels show that a disproportionate
number of blacks develop high blood pressure, heart
disease and even diabetes and kidney disease at a
younger age.


Syndrome Alive and

Well in Jacksonville ?
First, let me explain the terminol-
ogy, 'Willie Lynch Syndrome.'
Willie Lynch was a British slave
owner from the West Indies. He
was invited in 1712 to Virginia to
teach his methods to slave owners
(The Talking Drum.com). The term
'lynching' was derived from his last City Councilwoman
name. Glorious Johnson
Willie Lynch taught the slave owners how to control
the slaves.
According to the talking drum, Lynch. stated that he
uses fear, distrust and envy for control purposes.' In
other words, 'divide and conquer.' He also stated, that
by using the aforementioned, he guaranteed the control
of the slaves for at least 300 years. How many years
ago have our forefathers been freed? If you would like
,to read more about Willie Lynch, check out the talking-
drum.com.
After receiving this indoctrination. Lynch believed
that this would become self refueling and self generat-
ing for hundreds of years. Is the Continued -A-7


News in Brief
Mr. Obama, First Sitting President
on Late Night Television
President Obama continued his pattern of making
changes by appearing on Jay Leno's talk show, again,
reaching Main Street people. He was serious when
Leno brought up the budget and AIG but decided to
throw in a funny note when the host asked him about
when the dog was coming to the White House.. He
responded, "This is Washington. That was a campaign
promise," he said jokingly and then said the dog will
be in place after he returns from an upcoming NATO
meeting.
President Obama.did use his appearance on this large
late night audience to reassure, the American people
that he is doing all possible get the economy on line.
Musician Kevin wore a suit and Leno told the presi-
dent that this was his best show.
Attack Message For Wal-Mart Women
Shoppers is a Hoax
A large number of people received email, text mes-
sages and telephone calls advising females to not shop
. at a Wal-Mart on Wednesday. The message said that
gang members would be murdering 2-3 women as
part of their initiation. According to law enforcement
agencies, the message was one of several urban myths
and advised all not to worry since it was just a hoax.


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We rarely see headlines
that read: "Prostitute Arrested
for Soliciting" because such
law enforcement incidents are
so commonplace. But behind
the thousands of stories about
prostitution that don't make
their way into the newspapers
is the brutal nightmare of
child trafficking in America
today. One such story is of a
13-year-old girl who ran away
to New York City to escape
sexual abuse at home.
Without friends or money, she
met a man who said he could
introduce her to someone who
would employ her to dance at
parties. But the offer turned
out to be an entry-level job as
a prostitute, and her new
"employer" sold her at a rate
of $40 for oral sex and $80 for
intercourse. Over a period of
three weeks, her pimp
arranged a series of "parties"
where she had sex with more
than 20 men.
The commercial sexual
exploitation of children is a
widespread multibillion dollar
criminal industry in which as
many as 300,000 children are
peddled on our streets,
according to U.S. Justice
Department-funded studies.
Most of them are made to live
lives filled with violence,
forced drug use and constant
threats. They need rescue and
support. Yet, while in many
states the legal age of consent


for sex is 17, there is no mini-
mum age limit for prosecuting
a child for prostitution. The
costs of commercial sexual
exploitation of children are
great. In addition to the horri-
. bly damaged lives of these
child victims, taxpayers must
.pay millions of dollars for
prosecuting and detaining
them through the juvenile jus-
- tice system.
' Many of the girls and boys
initiated into the terrifying
world of prostitution are
between the ages of 11 and
14-some as young as nine.
The great shame is that so
many of them have been
thrown away-abandoned by
families that will never report
them as missing, so no one is
looking to rescue them or
offer aid .
Among the million and a
half children who run away
from home each year, traffick-
ers ensnare tens of thousands
of them into the sex trade
through rape, drug addition,
coercion, deception, brute
force and abduction. They are
transported far from their
homes to isolate them from
family and friends. In late
October 2008, federal law
enforcement agents broke up
more than a dozen child pros-
titution and sex trafficking
rings operating in several
cities involving girls and boys
from ages 13 to 17. These


The Girl Next Door May Now Be on the
Corner
by Marian Wright Edelman
President, Children's Defense Fund


youths are sold like cartons of
cigarettes and six packs of
beer in urban working-class
neighborhoods, as well as sub-
urban and fural communities,
and purchased online though
an Internet sexual slave mar-
ket.
It is an appalling scandal
that our society too often treats
these abused and damaged
children as criminals instead
of victims and condemns them
to the pipeline to prison. In the
eyes of most state and munic-
ipal governments and law
enforcement agencies, prosti-
tuted children are routinely
arrested and locked up and not
provided help. So, if a man in
his 30s has sex with a 14-year-
old (below the age of consent
in most states), he could be
convicted and sent to prison
for the crime of statutory rape.
But if the 14-year-old is a
"prostitute," she is arrested
and faces criminal charges.
Virtually all states prosecute
children that age for prostitu-
tion-even though they are
too young to consent to have
sex with adults.
In 2002, the Office of
Juvenile Justice and
Delinquency Prevention held
a Child Prostitution Summit to
raise, awareness about the
commercial sexual exploita-
tion of children and develop a
consensus for action. The
National Center for Missing
and Exploited Children
launched the Internet Crime
Against Children program to
go after child predators on the
Internet. And the Department
of Justice has advanced other


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Founded In April 1951 By Eric 0. Simpson
First African American Inducted Into
The Florida Press Hall Of Fame


COUNCILMAN REGINALD "REGGIE" BROWN

Council District 10 Town Hall Meeting Notices

1. Westside Precincts:
(10C, 10D, 10L, O1N, 10P, 10Q, 10S, 10T and 10V)
Date: Thursday, March 19th, 2009
Time: 6:00 pm
Location: Edward H. White High School
1700 Old Middleburg Road
Jacksonville, FL 32210
904-693-7620

2. Northside Precincts:
(10, 10A, 10B, 10E, 10F, 10G, 10H, 10J, 10L and 10R)
Date: Thursday, March 26"', 2009
Time: 6:00 pm
Location: William M. Raines High School
3663 Raines Avenue
Jacksonville, FL 32209
904-924-3049

Please come to discuss various issues and projects going on in your
neighborhoods. Representatives from various City Departments and
Agencies will be available to provide updates on projects or to address
any questions you.

For additional information, call 630-1684.
Bring a neighbor with you!



MEETING DATES SUBJECT TO CHANGE DUE TO CONFLICTS!


initiatives focused on sexually
exploited children. But more
must be done.
A few states are moving
toward providing sexually
exploited children a way out.
After four years of concerted
advocacy, youth survivors of
sexual exploitation working
together with child advocates
and service providers won
passage of New York's Safe
Harbor for Exploited Children
Act. This groundbreaking law
requires that a young person
arrested for the first time for
prostitution who is under 16
years of age be treated as a
"person in need of supervi-
sion," and not a delinquent.
Instead of directing them to
the juvenile justice system,
they would receive crisis
intervention and medical serv-
ices including counseling and
protection from pimps in a
safe house. They also would
have access to long-term
housing operated by nonprofit
agencies with the mission of
helping sexually exploited
children.
Family support services
can also help by working to
prevent abuse and neglect and
other crises that confront chil-
dren and teens. If a child is
being raised in a safe, healthy
family environment, she or he
is far less likely to run away
from home. It is vital that we
all become more aware of this
nightmare of sexual slavery
because some of these chil-
dren could be from your
street, your block, even next
door.


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Faith In Our Community
L Schedule of Events and Services )

THE FIRST A.M.E. CHURCH Food Closet is well-
stocked and ready to be a blessing to those in need. The
2nd Saturday in each month from 1:00 p.m.- 3:00 p.m.,
Sister Mattie Devore and a team of dedicated workers
here at the Church will distribute food. For further infor-
mation please contact the church office at 386-446-
5759.
SOULS FOR THE KINGDOM OUTREACH MIN-
ISTRY (formerly Deliverance Center for all People),
2039 Thomas Court, Jacksonville, FL will be having
"Pretty In Pink" on Sunday, March 22, 2009 at 4:00 p.m.
We are asking all women to come and fellowship with
us. come women in your PINK attire men are welcome
also. Evangelist A. Witherspoon, Pastor.
BROKEN VESSEL OUTREACH MINISTRIES
INTERNATIONAL Revival In The House!!! "A
Refreshing of The Holy Spirit." A prophetic explosion
is here! This is Your season to be Blessed! Prophetess
Denise Williams will deliver the message. Come
expecting your miracle. Friday, March 27th at 7:00 p.m.;
Saturday, March 28th at 11:00 a.m.; Sunday, March 29th
at 5:00 p.m.to be helded at Ramada Conference Center,
3130 Hartley Rd., Jacksonville, FL. Call (206) 984-
7294.
FLORIDA CENTRAL SECOND JURISDICTION
CHURCH OF GOD IN CHRIST will celebrate its,
Annual Spring Conferences March 24 27, 2009. The
theme is "All Things, All People, All Godly Strategies"
(1Cor. 9:19-22). Tuesday, Opening Night Evang. Joyce
rodgers of Primary Purpose Minisrty, Carrollton, TX,
International Youth Dept. Chairlady, COGIC, Inc.;
Wednesday, Mother Mildred Eason, Supervisor of
Women in Charge; Thursday, Workshop Session, 9:00 -
12:00 p.m., Evening Worship, Supt. Rick Rose, Speaker;
Friday, Official Day, Bishop Edward Robinson, Sr.,
Speaker; Saturday, Special Event, Supt. W.F. Robinson
Memorial Softball Tournament. For registration, please
contact Supt. Karl Anderson at (352) 313-3125. Service
will begin nightly at 7:30 p.m. There will be Praise &
Worship, and Choir participation nightly. All are wel-
come.
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SCHOOL March 21st at 9:00 a.m. until noon. Special
Healing Ministry will be offered to the sick Saturday
afternoon beginning at 1:00 p.m. Lunch will be served to
all who attend. Please join Pastors George and Sandra
Kouri as they train believers on how to enter into and
move in their God-given heritage of the miraculous. The
King's Church is located at 9861 St. Augustine Rd.,
Jacksonville. Please call (904) 940-6314 for more info.
KINGS ROAD CHURCH OF CHRIST, 2121 Kings
Rd. @ Flagg St. with Pastor, Dr. Alfred L. Hooker.
Sunday, March 29th starting at 10:00 a.m. Celebrating
our 13th Church Anniversary and featuring guest speak-
er Bro. Arthur Ponder of Valdosta, GA. Also featuring
special singers Praising and giving of God thanks.
NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER for our Youth, March
28th from Noon Until. To be held at Hemming Plaza
with Apostle Earl Thomas of Warfare and Fire True
House of Deliverance Temple located at 1893 Rowe Ave.
Pastors, bring your youth, choirs, family and friends. For
further information, call Apostle thomas at (904) 389-
9517.
Listings are due the Tuesday before the next issue. Email
submissions preferred. Send to: info@thefloridastar.com


comfort: Deal graciously, we pray thee, with those
who mourn, that casting every care on thee, they may
know the consolation of thy love, through



DEA TH NOTICES


BOWMAN, Alfred E.,
67, died March 11, 2009.
Alphonso West Mortuary,
Inc.
BRADSHAW, Donald,
Jr., 31, died March 11,
2009.
CAMPBELL, Alvin L.,
63, died March 10, 2009.
CARTER, Mrs. Sallie
B., 91, died March 11,
2009.
DANIELS, Mary K.,
died March, 16, 2009.
DANTZLER, Celestine
died March 15, 2009..
DAVIS, Katie Mae, 54,
died March 9, 2009.
DUGGER, Mrs. Oretha
died March 10, 2009.
GARTRELL, -Terrance
D., died March 10, 2009.
GRAY, Arthur, Jr., 79,
died March 17, 2009.
Alphonso West Mortuary.
HAIR, Barnabas, died
March 16, 2009.
HARRELL, Ms. Ollie
Peard, 73, died March 4,
2009.
HAYWOOD, Deloris
died March 13, 2009.
HENLEY, Mrs. Iretta,
89, died March 14, 2009.
Alphonso West Mortuary,


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Inc.
JOHNSON, Jacob died
March 14, 2009.
JONES, Octavis, 63,
died March 13, 2009.
JOYCE, Claretha L.,
died March 13, 2009.
KEARNEY, Robert Lee,
died March 11, 2009.
MANN, Harold died
March 10, 2009.
McINTYRE, Charlie J.,
77, died March 12, 2009.
MILLS, Robert died
March 17, 2009.
MYERS, Mrs. Pearl died
March 10, 2009.
NELSON, Ozie Mae
died March 14, 2009.
PATTERSON, Vernetta
died March 10, 2009.
REID, Juanita died
March 14, 2009.
SMITH, Emmett J., died
March 16, 2009.
WALTHOUR, James A.,
Jr., died March 9, 2009.
WILLIAMS, Beverly,
53, died March 13, 2009.
WILLIAMS, Shirley
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2009.
WILSON, Dorothy R.,
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Church School ........... ......................... 8:30 p.m .
Wednesday
"Glory Hour" Bible Study ........................... 10:00 a.m.
"Jehovah Jirah" Bible Study ........................ 6:30 p.m.
2nd & 4th Thursday "Young at Heart Ministry .......... .10:00 a.m.
Friday
Joy Explosion M ministry ............................ 6:30 p.m.
201 East Beaver St. (904) 355-9475
Rev. F.D. Richardson Jr., Pastor

GREATER EL-BETHEL DIVINE HOLINESS CHURCH
"The Church Where Everybody Is Somebody"
Bishop Lorenzo Hall., Pastor
Street Address: 723 W. 4th St. Jacksonville, Florida 32209
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 3575, Jacksonville, Florida 32206
Church Telephone: (904) 359-0661 Home: (904) 358-8932 Cell: 710-1586
Sunday School............... .......................................................... 9:30 a.m .
M morning W orship....................................... .................................. 11:00 a.m .
Tuesday... .................................. Prayer Meeting & Bible Study,7:00 p.m.
Thursday............................................................................... Joy N ight,7:00 p.m .
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Website: Greaterelbethel.org


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"There 's Always Something Happezning Onz The First Coast"


IGibbons-Parker Nuptials '


The Honorable Joseph A. Gibbons and Mrs. Ava Parker, Esquire
were married this past fall in Hallandale Beach, Florida. Earlier this year the
couple celebrated their marriage with their First Coast friends at a lively
Dinner Part at the Ritz Theatre & LaVilla Museum. The program at the din-
ner party included: Mrs. Cynthia Austin, Esquire, Michael Blaylock, Mrs. ,<
Pamela Prier, Bishop McKinley Young, Reverend F.D. Richardson, and '"
a dynamic dance routine by the bride and groom.
The bride received both the Bachelor of Science in Journalism and Juris
Doctorate degrees from the University of Florida. She is as a partner in the
law offices of Lawrence and Parker, PA and the president of Linking
Solutions, Inc. As a part of the practice Mrs. Parker-Gibbons serves as the The Honorable Joseph
General Counsel of the Eleventh Episcopal District of the African Methodist Parker,(Esq.) Gibbons.
Episcopal Church and the First Born Church of the Living God, Inc. With her
business interest, Linking Solutions, Mrs. Parker-Gibbons provides commu-
nity outreach, training and back office support services. In her career she has
served as the general counsel for Edward Waters College, Assistant General
Counsel for the Florida Department of Transportation, an aide to a Florida
Public Service Commissioner and an Assistant Public Defender in Dade
County, Florida. Mrs. Parker-Gibbons is member of the Board of Governors
of the State University System where she chairs the Facilities Committee, a
recent appointee to the Jacksonville Transportation Authority, and a member
of The Cathedral Foundation. She served as an inaugural trustee of the
University of Central Florida, an inaugural member of the Jacksonville
Housing Commission, the former president of the Virgil Hawkins Florida
Chapter National Bar Association and a member of Leadership Florida Class Members of Alpha
XXI. Mrs. Parker-Gibbons is also a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated serenade
and the Links, Incorporated. Parker Gibbons, Esqui
The groom,-the Honorable Joseph A. Gibbons received The Bachelor of
Arts degree from Calvin College and the Masters of Public Administration
from John Jay College of Criminal Justice, M.P.A. He is president of
Gibbons Consulting Group, Inc. and the state representative for Hallandale
Beach, Florida. State Representative Gibbons was elected to the Florida
House of Representative in 2006 and has been reelected subsequently. His
affiliations and awards include: Florida Legislative Black Caucus, Chairman
2008, IBM 100% Club Presidency, Magnetic Imaging Supplies, Inc., former
President, NERData Products (Toronto, Canada), Chivas Regal Young
Entrepreneur Award, Congressional Appointee White House Conference of
Small Business, Cover, Nation's Business Magazine, SBA Minority Small
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w Mirach-Robinson Nuptials

T Ms. Amanda Roxanne Robinson. daughter of
Mr. & Mrs. Roxwell Robinson, Jr. of Orlando.
FL. granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roxwell
Robinson, Sr. and the niece of Dr. Brenda -
Robinson Simmons of Jacksonville was recently -. -" .. D.
married in a Candlelight Ceremony to Jason
Alexander Mlirach. ,son of Mr. and Mrs. Alex
Mirach of Long Island, New York.. The wedding
was held at the Retreat at Dunwoody in Atlanta. The Robinson 'Clan'- Mrs. Caheryl
GA. Zackery, Orlando, aunt ofthe bride;
The bride chose an Italian Satin Charmeuse V- RoxwellRobinson, Sr., grand father of the
neck Halter gown with a rushed bodice, beaded bride; Roxwell Robinson, Jr, Orlando, "i
neck Halter go with a rued bodice, beaded and father of the bride; Threadwell
embroidered dropped aist and Godet chapel train. Campbell, II, representing his mother, i.
The gown was accented with a pencil-embroidered, the late Mrs. Beverly Cam bell; Mrs.
chapel length ivory veil. The couple was united in a Janie Robinson, gra dmot er of the
"Circle of Love" that included candles of various the bride. Bottom middle: The "Circle of
sizes encased in glass which wrapped around the Love" where the couple was united
included candles of various sizes encased
petals of 192 white rosesand 45 red roses, creating in glass which wrapped around the petal
the couple's new logo. ol wirhite and red rose' roses. creating the
The bride graduated in 2001 from Emory couple \ new logo.
University with a Bachelor's degree in
Economics/International Finance. Currently, she is
the Manager of Specialist Programs with Macy's
Inc. The groom is a,Banking Investment Analyst
with Citibank, Inc and is a graduate of Williams
College with a BA in Economics and received an
MBA from the Goizuela Business School of Emory
University in Atlanta.
Mrs. Mirach a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha
Sorority, Inc., was also a participant in the 1999 '
Silver Rose Debutante Coterie sponsored by the
Gamma Rho Omega Chapter of the sorority in
Jacksonville.
After honeymooning in Riviera Maya, Mexico,
the newlyweds returned to Atlanta, GA where they
reside.


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Cary Joji Fukunaga Makes A

Powerful Film Debut


By Rych McCain
feedbackrych@sbcglobal.net
Photo: Eniac Martinez for
Focus Features
Sin Nombre is a new
film being released by
Focus Features and
marks the debut of
writer/director Cary
Joji Fukunaga. The
film won the Directing
Award and the
Excellence in
Cinematography
Award in the U.S.
Dramatic Competition
at the 2009 Sundance
Film Festival. It is a
powerful, never before
shown look into the
whole immigration
scene south of the U.S.
boarder. The story line
follows a teen girl
from Honduras who
makes the dangerous
trek with her uncle and
father. This film was
the result of a short
that Fukunaga made
titled Victoria Para
Chino, which was
about a truckload of
immigrants who were
abandoned and suffo-
cated in Victoria,
Texas.
Fukunaga became
interested in the
Central American
aspect of the immigra-
tion process saying,
"There are Hondurans,
Guatemalans and
Nicaraguans who are


traveling north to get
into Mexico and then
go Mexico-to-the-
United States. I knew
this was a story I want-
ed to tell in a feature
film. It struck me per-
sonally. I wanted to
have audiences experi-
ence this from a human
perspective, one which
has nothing to do with
politics or agendas
about what immigra-
tion "means" or what it
"should" be."
Fukunaga wanted
first hand knowledge
of the scene so he and
a couple of friends
journeyed down to
Chiapas and
Tapachula, Mexico
where they inter-
viewed police, went to
jails to speck with
gang members who
were part of the immi-
grant smuggling trade
and saw the rafters
with people on the
Suchiate River
between Guatemala
and Mexico. They
talked to immigrants at
the train stations and
yards and visited a
shelter for those who
went for the gold but
ended up with a leg or
arm cut off from
falling off the top of
the train. After seeing
them Fukunaga's bud-
dies elected to stay


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back when he decided
to ride on top of the,
train through Chiapas,
Mexico.
During that grueling
27 hour trek across
Chiapas on top of a
freight car packed with
people, Fukunaga wit-
nessed a'bandit attack
as well as how the peo-
ple bonded. He'
reflects, "A lot of what
happened within the
first couple of hours
formed the basis for
what happens on top of
the train in Sin Nobre."
When asked what role
the railroads play in all
of this and do they
wait for the people to
load. Fukunaga
responds, "They know
and they don't wait
unless they are being
paid. I was on a train
once that stopped in
the middle of nowhere
for $200 extra.
Obviously people were
waiting for the train
which backed up, got
paid off, loaded up and
took off."
In formulating the
basis of his storyline
for the film Fukunaga
reflects, "I learned
about what Central
Americans immigrants
went through to cross
Mexico. And before
that, I never consid-
ered how dangerous


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Music
Be on the lookout for
Chamillioniare's artist, rapper
Famous! They have been
locked up in the studio and are
now set to hit the streets.
Chamillioniare's latest album
Money Power & Fame is on
the stands now or you can go
to Chamillionaire.com. The
Denver rock trio called The
Hot IQs has dropped a new
single "Houndstooth" on
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to promote it. Check them out
o n
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W735kjxu23g. Rapper J
Money debuted the video for
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turing Rick Ross on the
Imeen.com website. Money's
solo debut, My Life, Check It
Out, is set to hit stores nation-
wide April 28 on 35*35
Entertainment/Fontana
Records. If you seriously need
contacts to place your music
on the soundtracks of films
and TV shows, you'll order a
copy of the latest Film &
Television Music Guide 11th
Edition. It covers the U.S.,
Canada and the U.K. Go to
www.musicregistry.com or
call 1-800-552-7411.
Condolences
According to our sources,
Altovise Davis, age 65, the
widow of the late great
Sammy Davis, Jr., died over
the weekend as the result of a
stroke. Our prayers, condo-


lences and well wishes go out
to her family and friends.
Forbes List
Teen actress/singer KeKe'
Palmer who is currently the
only black teen actress in tele-
vision with her own weekly
TV show i.e., the highly rated
True Jackson, VP on The
Nickelodeon Network was
named to the #8 spot out of 10
selected for Forbes
Magazine's "Hollywood's
Most Valuable Young Stars
List" Harry Potter star
Daniel Radcliffe was #1 and
Disney Hanna Montana star
Miley Cyrus was a close sec-
ond. I might remind you that
KeKe made Rych McCain's
annual list of Hollywood's
Most Talented Youth first!
Movies
Sin Nombre; Focus
Features; Starring Paulina
Gaitan, Edgar Flores,
Kristyan Ferrer, Tenoch
Huerta Mejia, Diana Garcia,
Luis Fernando and Hector
Jimenez. Written and Directed
by Cary Joji Fukunaga.
Produced by Amy Kaufinan.
This entire movie was shot in
Mexico All of the dialogue is
in Spanish using English sub-
titles The title Sin Nombre
means "without a name," or
"nameless" in English. It is a
powerful inside look of the
world of Central Americans
and Mexicans immigrating to
the United States via the
freight trains.
The story centers around a
teen girl named Sayra (Gaitan)
living in Honduras who


decides to take the dangerous
trip north through Mexico
with her dad and uncle. She is
attacked by a gang member
who is robbing the emigrants
riding on top of the freight
cars. A young man comes to
her rescue by killing her
attacker with a machete. It
turns out that he too is a gang
member and the guy he killed
was his own leader. Now the
gang has a bounty on him and
the girl he saved falls in love
with him. This film will hold
your attention from beginning
to end.
Explicit lls: Peace Arch
Entertainment and Mangusta
Productions in association
with Film 101 Productions,
Riker Hill Films, AM/FM
Films and bluhammock pro-
ductions. Starring Paul Dano,
Rosario Dawson, Naomie
Harris, Lou Taylor Pucci,
Frankie Shaw, Tariq Trotter,
Francisco Burgos, Martin
Cepeda, Jr., Destini Edwards,
Ross Kim-McManus and
Rebecca Comerford Directed
and Written by Mark Webber.
Produced by Sol Tryon, Liz
Destro and Mark Webber.
This film is basically an
infomercial for health care in
the U.S. It is very slow and
uneventful. You may want to
skip this one even as a rental.
Hit me up at feedback-
rych@sbcglobal.net
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breath taking scenery
of the Mexican coun-
tryside and the depth
of the storyline will
definitely put
Fukunaga on the
Hollywood film
directing radar list.


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Is the Continued from A-1
Some of the things Lynch taught the slave owners in Virginia were to pitch the old against the young black males
and vice versa; and the dark skin against the light skin slaves. He also explained how to use the female against the
male and vice versa. But, he said that the slaves must trust, depend, love, respect and trust only the slave owner.
Now, let's look around Jacksonville and our old historic black communities. Perfect example is LaVilla. When I
first was elected to City Council in 2003, there was a page on the City's website that had the 'Harlem of the South'
but, I questioned that because the funds that were suppose to have been used to restore the LaVilla community and
allow it to keep its historic value was used to run the-people out and demolish anything that resembled our history.
The only thing that was left was the RITZ sign and the Brewster Nursing Hospital. Recently, it was brought to my
attention, that the City administration office wants to give the Nursing Hospital to a group that has no historical rela-
tionship to the Brewster Nurses who fought for many years to restore the building and use the facilities for a muse-
um and office spaces, hopefully for the Perkins Bar Association. They do have an historical tie into the once com-
munity called LaVilla.
For over forty years (40) we have not held our so-called community leaders and elected officials accountable for
what is happening in our community. We can no longer accept what they say when their actions are different.
We are being denied opportunities to benefit from our own labors. Outside agencies, groups, sold out community
leaders and elected officials are the 'gate-blockers' who are working with those who have the money, power and con-
trol over our own destiny. Where is the accountability and transparency? Why are certain meetings being held by cer-
tain groups of individuals relating to our community? For example, for 18 months meetings
were held with individuals from the Mayor's office and various agencies dealing with the Ash sites on the Northside
of Jacksonville. The community organizers and associations were not invited to attend these meetings. Yet, they were
planning our destiny regarding the removal of the Ash. After the plans were made and implementation was the next
step, the representatives from the Mayor's office and a few bought out individuals and minority groups started
requesting from the community organizers and associations to set up meetings so that they could come and tell the
people what was going on.
Isn't this against the law? According to the United States EPA, Environmental Protection Agency, "Situations in
which community residents are exposed disproportionately to environmental risks and harms..., community-based
organizations should think strategically to ensure that their community's, limited resources are mobilized effectively
to achieving priority goals. Involving the broader community in strategic planning activities usually leads to greater
clarity in setting goals, establishing common understanding and trust, and honing the ability to act collectively." Well,
this did not happen. The community organizers were told what to do and out side individuals and groups were set up
to divide and concur. The people who actually live in the community were not part of the collective representative.
Why? Please answer, why we refuse to hold our elected officials and self-appointed and/or appointees of the status-
qou, who do what they are told in the minority community, accountable to what is happening in our respective com-
munities? Having 'a fish fry or Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner once a year is not going to solve our problems.
Some of our major problems are:
Results of Disproportionate Reinvestment Dilemma in Jacksonville:
* Unemployment rates of over 28% in minority communities
E More than 70% of minority families reside in Low and Moderate Income communities (poverty level)
@ Less than 38% of minorities graduate from High School
% More than 65% of minority families headed by single mother live in poverty
@ Less than 15% of minority households meet median income levels
B More than 70% of minority lack a usual source of health care
@ Over 28% percent infant mortality rate in African American community
We do not live in a Third World Country. So what are our excuses for so much crime, poverty, and lost opportuni-
ties for our communities? *
We must be committed to find a vision together and become a united voice for our underserved communities that
will create a collective vision that will enable Jacksonville to build a solid foundation for the future.
As President Obama states so eloquently, "It's time for CHANGE." As your At-Large Representative, I say, "It's time
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THE JACKSONVILLE URBAN LEAGUE HEAD START PROGRAM is
currently accepting applications for the 2009-2010 School Year. This is a free,
educational and pre-kindergarden program for those who qualify. Families with
children ages 3 and 4 years of age need to apply. Please call now. 598-0607 for
additional information. Early registration is recommended.
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MASONIC ANNUAL GOSPEL CONCERT -139th ANNUAL GRAND
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Registration begins Friday, The Gospel extravaganza will be Friday at 7:00
p.m. at the Masonic Temple, 5th floor. The banquet is Saturday at the Windham
Hotel at 7:00 pm. Sunday Morning service will be 6:30 p.m. at the 2nd Baptist
Church on Kings Rd. & Davis. All are welcome. For more information,' call
(904) 354-2368.
JACKSONVILLE ORCHID SOCIETY presents THE MYSTERY OF
ORCHIDS SHOW AND SALE March 21st and 22nd from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00
p.m. at the Garden Club of Jacksonville, located at 1005 Riverside Avenue.
Free Admission and Free parking. For more information, call (904) 262-2163
or visit our website at www.jaxorchidsociety.org .
FAMU GEARS UP FOR ITS 7TH ANNUAL RELAY FOR LIFE -Florida
A&M University (FAMU) is hosting the American Cancer Society's Relay for
Life, "Hope is Eternal," on March 27 and March 28, on FAMU's track from 3
p.m. until 9 a.m. Participants will walk relay-style around the track and take
part in fun activities off the track. Music and refreshments will be provided.
The FAMU Relay for Life committee and the American Cancer Society are still
looking for volunteers to staff the event. Any individual or organization inter-
ested in forming a team should contact Relay for Life Chair Dominique Bercy
at dominique.bercy@gmail.com or call (772) 528-9768.
ATTENTION ALL STANTON SR. HIGH CLASS MEMBERS OF 1979. It
has been 30 years, lets plan to celebrate. Anyone interested in getting together,
please meet at Mr. Q's on Dunn Avenue, March 22nd at 3:00 p.m. to discuss
plans. Contact William Wiggins at (904) 534-6938, Patricia Calhoun at (904)
514-1588 or Glenda McNair(G.G.) at (904) 705-7699 for more information.
FLORIDA A&M UNIVERSITY HOSTS its Annual Spring Preview -The
Florida A&M University (FAMU) Annual Spring Preview is scheduled for
Saturday, March 28, beginning at 8:30 a.m. in the Jake Gaither Gymnasium.
Spring Preview is an excellent opportunity for prospective students from high
schools and community colleges to learn more about the opportunities that
await them at FAMU. Students and parents can learn about academic programs,
student organizations and life on 'The Hill.' They will meet current students,
faculty, staff, administrators and alumni. Prospective high school juniors and
seniors and community college transfer students are invited to attend.
Academic departments, student services areas (financial aid, admissions, hous-
ing and orientation) student organization representatives, and on-the-spot
admissions will be available for qualified students who have completed an
application, have official transcripts and application fees. Scholarships will
also be awarded, on-the-spot, to qualifying students. For more information, call
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Rally for Education with Mayor John Peyton. Take Stock in Children \\ill introduce
its new President and CEO. Maria Sastre and highlight the program's success in
working with at-risk children.
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* Dr. Barbara A. Darby. North Campus President. Florida Conmmunity College
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* Local Business and Comnmunity Leaders
WHEN & WHERE: Friday. March 20. Noon. Florida Communinity College North
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directions, follow this link:
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will also learn about other Spring Gardening Chores. This is a free program. Please
pre-register by calling Becky Davidson at 387-8850. Thursday, March 26th 6- 8
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were involved in an intimate rela-
tionship and lived together. Upon
arrival, Officer was detaining the
- suspect and Officer #2 was detain-
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lowing statement at the scene; He
and the suspect were having an
argument at the bus stop and she
went off on him and began stabbing
him. In an effort to disarm her, he
punched her and held her down.
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her hand and she fell, at this point
he got on top of her and held her by
the throat and punched.her on the
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passerby came around; he walked
away from the scene. Officer
observed two stab wounds to the
victim's back in the upper center
and right of his back. He also had
another wound in the lower front of
his abdomen. The suspect is right
handed. The locations of the stab
wounds are inconsistent with the
,suspect's account of the incident.
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the victim initially came up behind
her and choked her, She contradict-
ed that by telling them she was
punched from behind and not
grabbed around the neck under
where she was disarmed and on
the ground. Officers continued the
interview with the victim; the victim
refused to cooperate when offered
the VINE information and refused to
any questions. He also advised the
officers that the suspect should be
left on the street. The victim refused
ET services.
Violating Injunction Over
Trash Bag-- At Norfolk Blvd,
Officer was called in reference to a
dispute. Upon his arrival, he spoke
to the victim. She told him that her
ex-husband, the suspect,
was outside of the house
raking leaves. She
advised that he is not
supposed to be here
because of an injunction
: she filed against him. A
computer check revealed
an injunction that was
served on 03*04-2009 to
the suspect, One of the conditions
was that the suspect was to stay
away from the residence of the vic-
tim. Officer made contact with the
suspect on the next street behind
the residence. Officer advised him
of his Miranda and asked him if he
was just at the victim's residence.
He admitted that he was there
because he needed to pick up
some trash bags. He also acknowl-
edged that he was served the
injunction and knew he was sup-
posed to stay away from the resi-
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North Carolina Beats Louisville for Title


President Barack Obamna is picking
the North Carolina Tar Heels to defeat the
Louisville Cardinals in the 2009 NCAA
Men's Basketball Championship game
April 6.
He revealed the pick in his exclusive
interview with ESPN.com senior basket-
ball writer Andy Katz Tuesday, March 17.
The President's entire bracket, a story
by Katz on the experience and the segment
that debuted on SportsCenter is available
on ESPN.com.


President ubama's bracket \ ill appear
alongside the millions of fans expected to
play ESPN.com's Tournament Challenge
games. Last year, the ESPN Men's
Tournament Challenge set a record with
3.65 million entries.
The President's bracket and interview
fulfilled a campaign promise made to Katz
during an Oct. 19, 2008, interview for a
story about Craig Robinson, Oregon State
head basketball coach and brother-in-law
to the President.


M a .. "" ,'O ,f. .
o Weavers Mah verkeeper Grant

By Mike Bonts, Sports
Editor .- -


On Tuesday, J.
Wayne and Delores
Barr Weaver, owners
of the Jacksonville
Jaguars, made a check
presentation to St.
Johns Riverkeeper.
Ini August of 2008,
the Weavers issued a
challenge to help St.
Johns Riverkeeper
raise funds necessary
to legally challenge
plans in central Florida
to withdraw millions
of gallons a day from
the river and to raise
awareness about the
threats to the health of
the St. Johns. St. Johns
Riverkeeper was chal-
lenged to raise
$300,000 in order to
receive $150,000 from
Weavers.
"The St. Johns is
very heart and soul
Jacksonville and defit
who we are as a commu
ty," Delores Barr Wea'
said in announcing 1
grant. "We must protect
health of the river and
the same time we will p
tect the health of its mar
life and our own envir(
meant. Today, Wayne an
are pleased to present <
check in the amount
$150,000 to Riverkeeper
acknowledgement of th
successful campaign. Y
make us proud every c
knowing that you are in 1
trenches working to prot
our greatest natu
resource, the beautiful


J. Wayne and Delores Barr Weaver, owners of the Jacksonville
Jaguars, made a check presentation to St. Johns Riverkeeper.
Last summer Riverkeeper was challenged to raise $300,000 in
order to receive $150,000 from the Weavers. (Photo courtesy of
the Jacksonville Jaguars).


Johns."
St. Johns Riverkeeper
announced the successful
completion of its fundrais-
ing campaign. The cam-
paign was successful due
to the support of school
groups, garden clubs, busi-
ness and civic organiza-
tions, and a diversity of cit-
izens throughout the water-
shed of the St. Johns River.
Neil Armingeon, the
St. Johns Riverkeeper, stat-
ed, "the incredible gen-
erosity and support of the
Weavers has enabled us to
acquire the resources nec-
essary to defend and pro-
tect the health of the St.
Johns River. By publicly
supporting our efforts, they
have also sent a powerful
message that the citizens
and community leaders


who love the river will not
stand idly by and allow
harm to come to the St.
Johns without a fight."
"Wayne and I continue
to be deeply concerned
about the plans to with-
draw millions of gallons of
water from the St. Johns
and the potential harm that
this could cause to our
river," said Delores Barr
Weaver. "We absolutely
love the river and recog-
nize how important it is to
Jacksonville's economy
and quality of life. We are
happy that we have been
able to play a part in the
efforts to raise awareness
about the river and to
address the threats facing
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The Bob Hayes
Invitational Track and
Field will be held this c
weekend. Raines High
School will host the
45th annual event.
This prestigious col t b
event has become a .
Jacksonville tradition. !
It began back in 1965,
one year after the
meet's namesake cap-
tured two gold medals
in the Tokyo Summer
Olympics.
This year, in honor
of Bob Hayes' upcoming induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, there is a special
plan to pay tribute to the late "Bullet Bob."
On Friday, Duval County middle schools students-athletes will participate in cham-
pions of character program or developmental clinic, educational outreach initiative,
which emphasizes the tents of character and integrity, not only for student-athletes but
also for younger students, coaches and parents in our communities.
The event has reached hundreds of thousands of students on nearly 300 high schools
and middle school campuses in North America and extends into their surrounding com-
mnunities. Students discover haw character training benefits academic and athletic
achievement.
Saturday the high school meet begins at 8 a.m.
In the 1964 Olympics, Hayes ran in the slowest lane, tied the world record of 10.0
in the 100-meter race, and won two gold medals.
Hayes was once regarded as the "World's Fastest Human" and in the 1963 AAU
meet in St. Louis, set a world record of 9.1 seconds in the 100 yard dash. He won the
100-meter dash in Tokyo with a time of 10 seconds flat, trying the world and Olympic
records. In addition to the 100-yard dash record, Hayes held world marks in the 60 and
70-yard dashes.
The meet has grown todraw teams throughout the United State, Canada, and the
Virgin Islands. It's become known as the largest one-day high school track and field
event in the nation.
The Bob Hayes Invitational Track and Field Meet was organized with Douglas
Anderson High School in the Southside serving as the host and Northwestern High
School on the Northside serving as host tracks.
On Friday, the middle school athletes will take the track starting at 2 p.m. Admission
for this event will cost $4 for adults and $3 for students.
High school student-athletes from all over the Southeast region will be competing
on Saturday. The preliminaries begin at 8AM and the finals begin at .1:30 p.m.
Admission for adults is $8 and $5 for children 6 and under. For more Information call
(904) 359-0550 or (904) 502 -9348. Schedule is for Friday, March 20, 2009 11 a.m. -
Developmental Clinic; 2 p.m. Middle School Trackl & Field meet; Saturday, March
21, 2009 8 a.m. High School Track & Field meet.

MARCH MADNESS
Georgia Tech Professors Tout Impressive Track
Record for Predicting Final Four Match Ups


Come April 6, Tar Heel fans should have
reason to celebrate.-- providing the math is right.
LRMC (Logistic Regression Markov
Chain), the computer ranking system designed
by three professors at the Georgia Institute of
Technology, has predicted that the NCAA Final
Four basketball match ups for 2009 will be the
University of North Carolina vs. the University
of Pittsburgh and the University of Memphis vs.
the University of Louisville.
The championship battle, according to
LRMC calculations, should pit North Carolina
against Memphis with North Carolina emerging
as the victor.
Unlike the NCAA tournament seeds just
released,.LRMC forecast Memphis reaching the
Final Four instead of the University of
Connecticut.
"There are a few instances where it dis-
agrees with the seeding," said Dr. Joel Sokol,
Georgia Tech operations research professor who
devised the program. "On the other hand, our
system agrees with the awarding of fewer at-
large bids for mid-majors than in the past. There


The Florida State Seminoles will take on
the Wisconsin Badgers in the first round
of theNCAA Tournament The Seminoles
(25-9) were the lone Florida school to
make the field announced Sunday.
(Photo ny Nancy Beecher)


just weren't as many deserving mid-major teams this year."
If history is any indicator, it's a promising prognostication.
LRMC, developed by Professors Sokol, Paul Kvam and George Nemhauser, has
been proven to be an impressively accurate method to forecast tournament results.
Last year, the LRMC method correctly identified all Final Four participants and her-
alded Kansas defeating Memphis in the eventual championship.
The LRMC formula includes scoreboard results, which teams are competing, home
court advantage and margin of victory in its computational formula. In addition to pre-
dicting a potential victor, these calculations can also offer insight into teams that hold
more -- or less -- potential than NCAA seeding indicates.
For example, the 2008 predictions included picking out overrated teams such as
Duke, Vanderbilt and Connecticut, which all lost in the first round. The system also iden-
tified West Virginia and Kansas State as potential spoilers. Both teams completed upset
victories during last year's tournament.
Michigan State, Boston College Utah and are all poised for potential upsets during
the tournament. Conversely, UCLA, Wisconsin, Arizona State and USC may prove to be
spoilers.
Upsets are always part of the equation but the predictions barring any shockers -
will stand throughout the tournament.
"Suppose North Carolina loses in the first round, our prediction would change at that
point," Sokpl said. "In that case, Pittsburgh would be who we predict as the winner."
March Madness fans can access the LRMC rankings/analysis at
www.fmalfour.gatech.edu.


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SAVANNAH'S SAINT PATRICK'S DAY PARADE
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By Tia

Even before the Savannah's Saint Patrick's Day
parade began, the people that were gathered in
front of St. John the Baptist Cathedral, had no doubt
that the gloomy, dark sky would clear up for the
famous annual St. Patrick's Day celebration. Some
people even opened a cold beer to kick off the cel-
ebration before the parade went under way.
The St. Patrick's Day parade is the biggest tourist
magnetism of the year in Savannah, Georgia.
Savannah's early rush of Irish immigrants started
this celebration around 1824. The city has the
nation's second-largest parade, following right
behind New York City. The long parade is filled with


local public figures driven around in convertibles,
marching bands, Vietnam Veterans, and elaborate
floats.
Parents seemed to be quite busy trying to control
their children's excitement upon hearing the bag-
pipers drawing near. -The famous green goat made
an appearance, as well as a Dalmatian named
Barley.
The last four legged animals that shared in the lime
light were Budweiser's famous Clydesdale horses.
The curbside was filled with all kinds of people from
all walks of life dressed in green. In the previous
years the celebration drew up to 400,000 party
goers to a city of almost 200,000. Many were in
Savannah this Tuesday despite the economic
downfall and left feeling unstressed and joyful for
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GIGANTIC 3-DAY Auction March 11, 12, 13, 2009
Montgomery, Alabama. (104) Single, Tandem & Tri-Axle
Dumps, (2007-2008) Mack, Truck Tractors, Lowboys, (68)
Crawvler Loaders & Tractors, (54) Excavators, (41) Motor
Graders & Scrapers, (38) Backhoes, (27) Rubber Tired,
Loaders, Articulating Dumps. Compactors Grinders,
Forklifts, Paving, Skidders, Feller Bunchers, Log Loaders,
Farm Tractors. J.M. Wood Auction Co., Inc. (334)264-
3265. Bryant Wood AL Lic# 1137.
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AGENCY: Recreation and Community Services

OPENS: Wednesday, April 15, 2009 AT 2:00 p.m.

BID NUMBER/(Title)
ESC-0470-09 Management Services for Five (5) Community Centers for
Jacksonville Journey


Pre-Bid Conference: Will be held on Monday, March 23, 2009 at 2:30 p.m., and
Tuesday March 24, 2009 at 10:30 a.m., at 851 N. Market Street, Jacksonville, FL
32202, JaxParks Administrative Offices.


SCOPE OF WORK:
The Jacksonville Journey, In conjunction with the Department of Recreation and
Community Services is seeking proposals from private 501(c)(3) not-for-profit or
501(c)(3) faith-based organizations with a minimum of two (2) years'
documented experience in providing community services and community
programs to surrounding neighborhoods for assuming the operation of one or
more of the following facilities:


Beachwood Community Center,
Community Center, Westbrook
Community Center.


BY: MICHAEL CLAPSADDLE, CHIEF
PROCUREMENT DIVISION


Sunny Acres Community Center, Joe James
Community Center, and Lillian Saunders



JOHN PEYTON, MAYOR
CITY OF JACKSONVILLE


DEPARTMENT OF CENTRAL OPERATIONS
117 W. Duval Street, Suite 335 I Jacksonville, FL 32202 I Phone: 904.630.1184 I Fax: 904.630.2151 I www.coj.net


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Rent based on 30% Of Income
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Large Playground Areas
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800 / 950 Sq Feet of Unit Floor Space

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Jacksonville, Florida 32208
Ph: 904 764-7796

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INVITATION TO BID


Sealed bids will be received by the City of Jacksonville, Procurement Division, 3rd
floor, City Hall until the time, and dates recorded below and immediately
thereafter publicly opened and recorded in the Conference Room "C", 3rd
Floor, St. James Buildingq, 117 WEST DUVAL STREET.


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