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Florida star
Uniform Title:
Florida star (Jacksonville, Fla.)
Alternate Title:
Florida star news
Physical Description:
v. : ill. ; 58 cm.
Florida star (Jacksonville, Fla.)
The Florida Star Pub. Co.
Place of Publication:
Jacksonville, Fla.
Publication Date:
Copyright Date:


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United States -- Florida -- Duval -- Jacksonville
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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-

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University of Florida
Holding Location:
University of Florida
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All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier:
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issn - 0740-798X
oclc - 2261130
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Missing Teen Returns on

Her 14th Birthday

Tatiana Ballenger's parents heard
the back door close and saw a car at
the comer Sunday. They heard no
more from Tatiana, whose birthday
was Thursday and was extremely
worried about their daughter's
Tatlana Ballenger, health as well as her safety. She
14, missing teen had not taken her medication with
her and feared her diagnostic condi-
tion of ADHD would keep her from doing the right
thing as they pleaded for her safe return.
On Thursday, her 14th birthday, Tatiana returned.
This was her first disappearance and the city was
Tatiana said that she had been staying in an empty
house on the Westside. All appeared to be okay!

Wheel of Justice



The Channel 4 Wheel of.
Justice landed on Donzell
Brown, wanted for capital
sexual battery on a 10-year
Know where he is? Help.
Call 866-845-TIPS. You may
receive a $1,000 Reward.

'Sandra Golden
was wanted for
battery and
checks. Turned
herself in within
3 hours of the
wheel landing on her.
Thomas Alvin Jones Jr.
was wanted for burgla-
ry and dealing with
stolen property. An
officer observed him
riding a bike and arrest-
ed him.

Operation Store Front
SI From to left to lower
right: Bryon Jones,
Steven Brown, Victor
Washington, Timothy
Lee, Rafael
Washington, Zachary
Pinkney, Leroy
Thompson Jr. and
James Rogers.
Photos released by
Nassau County
Sheriff's Office.'

The store was called Side Hustle Fashions in the
Jasmine Shopping Center, Fernandina Beach,
Florida. But the true fashion was not clothing and
shoes according to the sheriff's office. A six-month
investigation showed a sizable distr of crack cocaine
and ended with more than seven federal indictments
and 10 arrests on 27 state charges.

Shop Lifters, One Left Baby
in Car While Shop Lifting

From Left: Giavonti Austin, 24, Leola Boyd, 28,
Starlestine Brinson, 31, and Monica Nance, 26

They decided to go shopping at Kohl's department
store in Mandarin but their plan did not include
using money to pay for the items. Therefore,
Austin, Boyd, Brinson and Nance were arrested for
shoplifting after being followed to the parking lot.
Austin, according to police threw some of the items
out of the window. One left her baby in the car with
the driver who was waiting for them to drive away.

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Coach Earl iitchings

Slept Away Monday
Coach Earl S.
Kitchings,, will
never be forgot-
ten. He is truly a
Jacksonville pio-
neer and was the
first coach at
Raines High
Coach Kitchings
was 82. He was
born on June 12,
1926 and passed
in his sleep on
April 6, 2009.
The Raines High
School Stadium is
Coach Earl Kitchings, 82, Ralnes First Coach named in' his
Earl Kitchings coached the 1958 Matthew Gilbert
Panthers and that is what
many remember abolit him. Kitchings ltinued A-7
Meek Begins Different Type
Campaign A Petition Drive
: Congressman Meek stands
an with Joy Graydon as he
launches his petition drive
M to collect 112,476 voters of
i any political party to qualify
S for the ballot as a U. S.
h W Senate candidate from
gIt is rumored that Gov.
Crist will also seek the seat
S.J and Charles Bronson will
run for governor.
See story on B-1.

Teen From Florida Wins WTA
Opening Round '
SMadison Keys, 14, of
Boca Raton, Florida,
made her WTA Tour
debut this week, and
p jn caused quite an upset to
Alla Kudryavtseva of
Russia in the opening
round. Madison fell
behind in the first set
Madison Keys, 14 but was able to break
Kudryavtseve twice with
an averaged 101 mph serve to win the set.
Madison said she became interested in tennis after watch-
ing Venus and Serena Williams play.
The WTA was played in Ponte Vedra Beach and is no
longer sponsored by Bausch & Lomb.

Beyonce Voice on Nickelodeon
As if Beyonce Knowles does not have
enough work, she is planning to guest
star on Nickelodeon's animated series,
'Wow! Wow! Wubbzy!'
Beyonce will begin the show begin-
ning April 27 and will do four episodes
by voicing the role of Shine, the lead singer of the girl trio
group, The Wubb Girls. This is her first children's project.

Marc L will be joining Jacksonville's WCGL AM
1360 giving praise, music and prayer from 2:00
a.m. to 6:00 a.m.
If you are a night person, join him. If you can't
sleep, joins him. He will be there for you,
Monday through Friday.

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their fifth annual College & Career Fair at the campus on
Wednesday. The event was geared to highlight and showcase
the talented students in the Northwest quadrant of
Jacksonville and included students from Raines and Ribault
High Schools. In addition, freshmen, sophomores, and jun-
iors from the Early College & International Baccalaureate
Program (IB) at Ribault and Advanced International
Certificates of Education program at Raines were there. See
more on Page B-5 of The Florida and The Georgia Star.
Health Plans with Loophole
Disguises for Consumers
By Lonzie Leath, The Florida and Georgia Star Newspapers

It has been discovered by Consumer Reports that indi-
vidual health insurance plans may not provide the cov-
erage the insured need or think they have. The report
said that individual policies are riddled with loopholes
and in most cases, the consumer is not aware of such
loopholes until they become ill and need treatment.
Ohio calls it 'phony insurance plans' and say that they
are a serious problem. The attorney general from Ohio
warned consumers of this practice and also issued a
cease-and-desist order against a New Jersey man and
eight companies for selling insurance products without
a license.
The Hazardous health plans article written by
Consumer Reports said, "Many people who believe
they have adequate health insurance actually have cov-
erage so riddled with loop-
Health Continued A-7

News in Brief

Present World
Oldest Celebrates
115 Years

Gertrude Baines
Another Georgia born
celebrated her 115th birth-
day. She has otitlived all
of her family members.
Happy birthday Ms. "G!"

Duval County
School Bus
Duval County School
Board voted to change
bus routes in order to
save money, which may
affect about 11,000 stu-
dents. The magnet
school students will not
see a change but the oth-
ers will, effective next
school year.

Jacksonville Man's Notary Illegal
on Many Car Titles
AIt appears that more than 100 people
in Jacksonville may have titles for
their cars or trucks that were notarized
by Alan Dailey who used a notary seal
Alan Dailey, 57that did not belong to him. Even
though Dailey had a valid business
license, his transactions are not valid because the
notary seal did not belong to him.
He was booked and held on a $330,000 bond.

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APRIL 11, 2009

Reporters/Photographers: Marsha Phelts, Carl Davis, Lonzie
Leath, Laurence Green, F. M. Powell, Michael Phelts, Richard
McLaughlin, Clarissa Davis, Andrea Franklin, Delores Mainor
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SFaith In Our Community
Schedule of Events and Sen'ices "

brating its 29th Annual Ladies Inspirational Days with
two days of inspiration, education, and fun, on May 1 to
2, 2009 at 4736 Avenue B. Activities and food is free to
all visitors both days. Events begin Friday, May 1st at
6:00 p.m. with registration, vendor stroll, speakers, and
refreshments. Saturday, May 2nd opens with a conti-
nental breakfast at 8:00 a.m. The program begins at
9:00 a.m., and features two dynamic speakers. Lunch
will be served immediately following the program.
Other activities include prizes, and gift bags. The theme
"Pearls of Wisdom," Scripture: Proverbs 31:20, "She
opens her mouth with wisdom, and on her tongue is the
law of kindness..." For further information, please con-
tact the church at (904) 765-9830.
dially invites you and your congregation to come and
worship with us on April 19, at 5:00 p.m. as we present
a pretty Hat Tea. Come join us in an evening of fashion
with the ladies of our community. Located at 737 Jessie
St., Jacksonville. Rev. Louis Kirkland, Pastor. Please
respond by calling Joyce Jackson at 354-3021 or 358-
ORGANIZATION will be hosting a one night revival
on Friday, April 17, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. The speaker will
be Rev. James Graham. We would like to invite you to
join us as we celebrate a spiritual revival and rejoice in
His name. We look forward to fellowshipping with you
in praise and worship. We are located at 5637 Vernon
Rd., Jacksonville. Call (904) 768-7834 for more infor-
invited to fellowship with us on April 13th Resurrection
Sunday. Come and help celebrate the Resurrection of
Christ Sunday, April 12th at 11:00 a.m. at the United
Church In Christ, 2050 Emerson St., Jacksonville, FL.
Arch Bishop W. A. Andrews, Presiding Prelate. For
more information or directions, call (904) 284-0206.
located at 1106 Pearce St., where Elder Bobbie
Sheffield is the Senior Pastor, will be honoring their
Assistant Pastor, "Elder Alvin Smith," with an
Appreciation Program on Saturday, April 25th at 7:00
p.m. The Special Guest will be The Gospel Cavaliers of
Jacksonville; the manager is Brother John Golden. The
public is cordially invited as we honor this awesome
man of God who gives himself so freely to God and to
the community at large. For more information, please
call the church at (904) 353-7734.
Landing will be hosting Easter Egg Hunts and Charity
Raffles on Saturday, April 11th. The Jacksonville Beach
and St. Augustine locations will have three age groups
while the Blanding location will have two age groups.
All parks will begin the hunts at 9 a.m. and again at 11
a.m. Registration begins at 8 a.m. There will be a spe-
cial appearance by the Easter Bunny and thousands of
eggs will be stuffed with candy and prizes from area
retail participants as well as free Adventure Landing
passes. Each participant will also receive a goodie bag.
Registration is only $3 per child, and the proceeds from

Listings are due the Tuesday before the next issue. Email
submissions preferred. Send to: info@thefloridastar.com I

the Jacksonville Beach and St. Augustine location will
go to the Boys & Girls Club of Northeast Florida while
the proceeds from the location on Blanding Blvd. will
benefit the Children's Miracle Network. There will also
be a Charity Raffle that will begin after each egg hunt
and participants can purchase tickets for $3 each.
Adventure Landing is also offering a Stay & Play
Special which includes unlimited go-karts, laser tag and
mini golf from 9 a.m.- 2 p.m. Price is $10 for children
ages 12 and under and $15 for children ages 13 and up.
All Adventure Landing locations are hosting the hunts:
1944 Beach Blvd., 246-4386, and 4825 Blanding Blvd.,
771-2803, 2760 State Road 16, 827-9400.
PAL CHURCH located at 6910 New Kings Rd., where
Rev. Dr. Marvin C. Zanders, II, is the Pastor. On April
12th, Easter Sunrise Services will be at 5:30 a.m.; the
second Worship service will be held at 7:30 a.m. The
Christian Education Department will' sponsor a Special
Production at 9:45 a.m. On April 26th, Bishop Carolyn
Guidry, Presiding Prelate of the Eight episcopal District
will proclaim the word of the Women's Day Worship
Services. These special services will be held at 7:30
a.m. and 10:55 a.m. Friends and the public are extend-
ed a warm welcome to share in all services. Please con-
tact the church at 764-2755 for transportation and addi-
tional information.
& CATERING Saturday -April 18, 2009 Featuring in
Concert: Tarra F. Jones -Unity Christian Fellowship
Ministry; Gwen Smith Cull St. Nicholas Bethel
Baptist Church; Chris Epps Spirit of Life Wayman
Ministries; Patrick Robinson St. Nicholas Bethel
Baptist Church. Special Guest Appearance by Tamara
Halyard New St. James Holy Family Church. Music
by Brother Antonio White. Dinner is at 4:00 p.m. cost
$20 per person plus tax. (Please call 904-448-8434 for

died April 1, 2009.
BROWN, Hazel died
April 5, 2009.
Eugene died April 3,
COLEMAN, Mr. West,
80, died April 3, 2009.
DANIELS, Brenda L.,
59, died April 6, 2009.
DENSON, Elizabeth
died April 3, 2009.
Alphonso West Mortuary,
GADSON, Willie Mae,
died April 4, 2009.
(Coach) 82, died April 6,
2009. Alphonso West
Mortuary, Inc.
LEGETTE, Queen V.,
died April 3, 2009.
MELTON, Baby Gerrick
R., Jr., died April 1, 2009.

Pre-need Counselor

Alphonso West Mortuary,
MIMS, Rev. Rudolph
died April 4, 2009.
NEWBILL, Bishop J.
H., 90, died April 1, 2009.
PITTS, Jaratha died
April 5, 2009.
PRINCE, George died
April 6, 2009.
SCALES, Menether died
April 2; 2009.
SMART, Velma A., died
April 5, 2009.
TOLEDO, Luis died
April 4, 2009.
TUNSALL, Michael J.,
died April 2, 2009.
WALLACE, Johnnie
Ray, III, died April 4,
died April 4, 2009.
WILLIAMS, James died
April 7, 2009.

'The Church Directory k
"Come and Worship With Us"

New Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church
1824 Prospect Street Jacksonville, FL 32208
Sunday School ..................... .............9:30 a.m .
Sunday Morning ') |
Intercessory Prayer....................10:45 a.m. .'
Morning Worship ......................11:00 a.m. r- "
Youth Church ;
2nd & 3rd Sundays (Old Sanctuary) -- ..
Tuesday Pastoral Bible Study ............... 7:00 p.m.
Pastor, Eric Lee ..
Rev. Joe Calhoun, Pastor Emeritus ':.
(904) 764-5727 Church

Historic Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church
W orship Service .................................. 10:00 a.m.
Church School .................................... 8:30 p.m .
"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.
Joy Explosion Ministry .............................. 6:30 p.m.
201 East Beaver St. (904) 355-9475
Rev. F.D. Richardson Jr., Pastor

"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 .
"Email: Gospell75@aol.com
Website: Greaterelbethel.org

"Jesus Loves Sinners Church Folk Don't"
Elder Joseph Rice

Sunday School --------------------------------------------10:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship -------------------------12:00 Noon & 7:00 p.m.
Bible Study ---------------------Tuesday & Friday------ 7:00 p.m.
(912) 267-6395 (912) 996-4864 Cell
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2009 Women of Distinction Honored
Family and friends were in abundance when the Gateway Council of Girl Scouts .
presented its 21st Annual Women of Distinction honorees to a SRO audience at
Jacksonville's Downtown Regency Hyatt Hotel. Honorees were: Mesdames Anne
M. Baker, Community Volunteer who has served on numerous boards and commit-
tees in Jacksonville promoting arts and education; Teresa de Balmaseda Milam,
Founder and who for many years led the local chapter of Granaderos and Damas de
Galves, created to recognize Spain's contribution to America; Janet Garrett
Owens, Vice-President of Marketing and Communications with the United Way of
Northeast Florida is a Lifetime Member of the Girl Scouts and a former troop leader .
and camp ambassador; Kathryn Pearson Peyton, Radiology partner at Dr. Mori, '
Bean & Brooks is nationally recognized for her contributions in breast imaging radi- ." Former Fire Chief Ray Alford with Girl Scou
ology research; Sandra C. Ramsey, Senior Vice President of Finance and Treasurer Ms. Ruthine Tidwell Mrs. Joyce Supporters.
of Acosta, Inc. has been recognized as a Woman of Influence; and Karen Wolfson, Morgan-Danford and Mrs. Thelma
Community Advocate dedicated to improving the lives of children and families Lewis.
on the Firs Coast.
Traveling from Greenville, SC for the event were Fred (President of
Watkins, Garrett & Woods Mortuary in Greenville, S.C.) and Mrs. Mamie f
Garrett, parents of honoree Mrs. Janet Garrett Owens and Ms. Leah Garrett,
sister of Mrs. Owens. The Garretts are active with The Greenville Moles and
daughter Janet is active with The Jacksonville Moles (Coincidentally, both the
Greenville and Jacksonville Moles chapters were chartered in 1989).
This year's event also showcased Gateway Girl Scouts Board President
James A. Richardson, II and the Jesse Elizabeth Meuse Diversity Appreciation 1
Award Recipients Bryant Rollins and his wife Mrs. Shirley Stetson who own .
StetsonRollins Consulting. Their company specializes in organizational devel- I ",. Girl Scouts Board James Richardson with a fel-
opment consulting and management training with cultural diversity ad inclu- JEA Staffers.
sion. A dynamic married, as well as
professional couple,, their family
includes six children and three grand-
children who span the globe from -
New Hampshire to Kenya, Africa.
To the right: Mayor John Peyton with .
his wife Women of Distinction
Honoree Mrs. Kathryn Pearson
Peyton and Mayor Peyton Mother
Mrs. Peyton.
Below: Girl Scout Board President
with the Garrett Family. W onen oJ Distinction Honoree Mrs. Janet
Owens with Mesdames Sandra Tysver and Girl Scout Supporters that include Mrs. Pat
Connie Hodges with James Richardson. Hannan and Pam PauL

Women of Distinction 2009 Honorees: Mesdames Kathryn
Peyton, Sandra Ramsey, Janet Owens, Teresa de Balmaseda 2009 Jesse Elizabeth Meuse Diversity Appreciation
Milam, Ann Baker and Karen Wolfson. Award Honorees Bryant Rollins, Mrs. Shirley Stetson
with Women of Distinction Honorees, Girl Scouts Board
President James Richards, Girl Scouts CEO Mrs. Sandra
Tysver and Luncheon Co-Chairs Ms. Martha Barrett
and Mrs. Teala Milton.

Jacksonville Moles members were there to support their
honoree member Mrs. Janet Owens. Shown are: Seated-
Mesdames Lydia Wooden, Tinye Dawkins, Dr. Lois Mrs. Mamie Garrett (mother of Honoree Janet Owens) .
Gibson, and Sylvia Singleton. Standing- Mesdames Cody, Jacksonville Women's Network Members: Mesdames Dottie
Joyce Frink, Betty Asque Davis. Dr. Barbara Darby and Dorian, Dr. Lois Gibson, Dr. Barbara Darby and Carolyn 2009 .15 Oaen of Distinction lrs. Janet Owens with
Madeline Scales-Taylor. Gentry.'9 young supporters.

2009 Women's-History Month Poster Honorees
Four local women who have made outstanding contributions to the Jacksonville community were selected for recognition
by the Mayor's Commission on the Status of Women as honorees on the Women's History Month Poster. For this year's cel-
ebration, the commission' presenting sponsor, in partnership with the Thomas G. Carpenter Library. University of North
Florida, celebrated past and present honorees of Women's History Month with a reception and exhibit of the collection o
commemorative posters from 1986-2008:
Mesdames Sandy Barata, the Administrative Director. Department of Pediatrics, University of Florida. College of 1
Medicine Jacksonville; Carol ldki, ..the Director of Police Services, Jacksonville Sheriff's Office; Da'wn Lockhart,
President and CEO', Family'Foundations;and Roslyn Mixon Phillips. Chief Community Officer and Director, Recreation and
Conununity Services Department, City 'of Jacksonville were featured on a specially designed commemorative poster. The 2009 Ilomnen's Histor' Molnth Poster Honorees (not
poster honorees were selected from nominations received from individuals, women's organizations, agencies and businesses. in order) -Mesdaines Rosain Mli.xon Phillips.

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Mesdames Joanne Manning and Eleanor Mesdames Charlene Taylor-Hill and Mrs. Roslyn Mixon Phillips and her special
Gay. Roslyn Phillips. friend.





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Jill Scott: Renaissance Entertainer

of Song and Screen

Since Jill Scott hit the
music scene over a
decade ago, the
songstress, poet and
actress has parlayed her
talents into several suc-
cessful entertainment
The multi-talented
native of Philadelphia is
now entering the world of
television again with the
highly anticipated HBO
debut of the series "The
No. 1 Ladies' Detective
Last year, Scott
appeared as Precious
Ramotswe in Anthony
Minghella's film adap-
tion of Alexander McCall
Smith's book of the same
name. She filmed an
additional six-hour series
in Botswana in late 2008,
co-funded by HBO and
the BBC, which will
transmit as a six-part
series on BBC1 in March
2009; and a 13-part series
on HBO at a later date.
Scott, born April 4,
1972, grew up an only
child in a North
Philadelphia neighbor-
hood and was raised by
her mother, Joyce Scott,
and her grandmother. She
indicated in an interview
with Jet magazine that
she had a happy child-
hood and was "very much
a loved child"
Prior to her break-
through in the music

industry, Scott worked at
a variety of jobs, includ-
ing a number of retail
positions and stints at a
construction site and an
ice cream parlor. She
remains close to her
mother and grandmother,
nicknamed Blue Babe,
and currently resides in
Mount Laurel Township,
New Jersey.
Scott began her per-
forming career as a spo-
ken word artist, appearing
at live poetry readings to
perform her work. She
was eventually discov-
ered by Amir
"QuestLove" Thompson
of The Roots. QuestLove
invited her to join the
band in the studio, and
the collaboration resulted
in a co-writing credit for
Scott for the song, "You
Got Me." In 2000, Erykah
Badu and The Roots won
the Grammy for best rap
performance by a duo or
group for "You Got
Me",and Scott debuted as
an artist during a Roots
live show, filling in for
Badu and providing her
own variation on the
song. Subsequently, Scott
collaborated with Eric
Benet, Will Smith, and
Common, and broadened
her performing experi-
ence by touring Canada
in a production of the
Broadway musical Rent.
Her debut album, Who

Is Jill Scott? Words and
- Sounds Vol. 1 was
released in 2000. She
experienced some chart
success and notice with
the single "A Long
Walk", which eventually
earned her a Grammy
nomination in early 2003
for Best Female Vocal
Performance. Scott lost
that award, but won a
2005 Grammy for Best
Urban/Alternative R&B
Performance for "Cross
My Mind." The live
album, Experience: Jill
Scott 826+, was released
November 2001. Scott's
second full-length album,
Beautifully Human:
Words and Sounds Vol. 2,
followed in 2004.
Scott continues to
write poetry; a compila-
tion volume of her
poems, The Moments,
The Minutes, The Hours,
was published and
released by St. Martin's
Press in April 2005.
In early 2007 Scott
was featured on the
George Benson & Al
Jarreau collaboration
"God Bless The Child",
which earned Scott her
second Grammy award,
Best Traditional R&B
Vocal Performance, at the
2007 Grammy Awards
ceremony. Scott shared
the win with Benson &
Jarreau. Recently, Scott
was prominently featured

Jill Scott and cast members of "The No. Ladies Detective Agency

Jill Scott and cast members of "The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency"

on hip-hop artist Lupe
Fiasco's 2006 single
"Daydreaming" which
won a 2008 Grammy for
Best Urban/Alternative
Performance and also
appeared on a new Scott
collection called
Collaborations on
January 30, 2007
The Collaborations
collection served as "an
appetizer" for her next
studio album, The Real
Thing: Words and Sounds
Vol. 3 released
September 25, 2007.
Jill Scott and longtime
boyfriend Lyzel
Williams, a graphic artist
and DJ, were married in
the fall of 2001 in a pri-
vate Hawaiian ceremony
during a vacation. The
couple had dated for
seven years before they
wed. Scott wrote and

recorded the song "He
Loves Me (Lyzel in E
Flat)" about Williams.
After six years of mar-
riage Scott and Williams
divorced in 2007.
She is currently
engaged to her drummer,
Lil' John Roberts. The
couple is expecting their
first child on April 25,
Scott has established
the Blues Babe
Foundation, a program
founded to help young
minority students pay for
university expenses. The
Blues Babe Foundation
offers financial assis-
tance to students between
the ages of sixteen to
twenty-one, and targets
students residing in
Philadelphia, Camden,
and the greater Delaware
Valley. Scott donated

USD$100,000 to help
start the foundation. The
foundation was named
after Scott's grandmother,
In the spring of 2003,
the Blues Babe
Foundation made a dona-
tion of more than
$60,000 to the graduating
class of the Creative Arts
School in Camden, New
At the Essence Music
Festival in July 2006,
Scott spoke out about
how women of color are
portrayed in the lyrics of
rap songs, and in rap
music videos. Scott criti-
cized the content for
being "dirty, inappropri-
ate, inadequate,
unhealthy, and polluted"
and urged the listening
audience to "demand

By Rych McCain

Comedian Tommy
Davidson is set to open and
host Della Reese Presents
Music Concert at the
Wilshire Theatre Beverly
Hills, Saturday, June 20 at 8
p.m.. The card will include
Grammy winner Jon B,
SWV and introducing love-
ly R&B singer Noel to seal
the deal. Knowing the sta-
tus and reputation of the
fabulous Ms. Reese, there
will be an Oscar caliber,
creme de la cr6me of talent
arriving on the red carpet.
Fine Art
We told you about him
when he left for China last
month. Well he is home
with the finished product.
Visual artist Bernard
Stanley Hoyes sculpted a
six-foot Blue Fin Tuna out
of a solid piece of blue
granite rock with the aid of
Chinese master stonema-
sons. It will be installed in
New York City.
BET's "Sunday Best"
singing competition which
airs on Sunday nights is
down to the final 10 con-
testants. Kirk Franklin is
the host. The CW's
"America's Next Top
Model" will hold auditions
this Saturday, April 11 in
New York City. Females
from ages 18 to 27 of
diverse backgrounds,
shapes, sizes, 5'7" and

under are eligible to audi-
tion. Go to www.cwty.com
for more info.
Rapper Willy Northpole
has a new video out to sup-
port his single "Hood
Dreamer" featuring. B.o.B.
from his upcoming June
debut album "Tha
Connect" on the DTP/Def
Jam Label. Memphis rap-
per Yo Gotti's new single
"Cocaine Muzik 2" is now
in stores. Go to his myspace
page and hear his "CM2"
release in full from
Inevitable Entertainment.
Alien Trespass;
Roadside Attractions;
Starring Eric McCormack,
Jenni Baird, Dan Lauria
and Robert. Patrick.
Producer/Director R.W.
Goodwin. Screenplay/Co-
Story Writer; Steven
Fisher. Producer/Co-Story
Writer James Swift. This
film was an attempt to re-
create the 1950's style of
monster movies. It was shot
exactly how they did it in
the 50's with the same size
camera lenses, props and
the whole nine yards. R.W.
Goodwin and James Swift
did accomplish that goal in
that the film does replicate
an authentic 1950's era
monster film. However, in
this high tech era of super
special effects both visually
and audio wise, the 1950's
style will have a hard row to
hoe in convincing today's
movie going market to buy

into a spaceship crashing
with a condom shaped mon-
ster running loose who only
vaporizes people into a pud-
dle of goo instead of wreak-
ing total havoc and destroy-
ing everything in sight. If
you are over 55 and a nos-
talgia buff you'll get off on
your childhood past seeing
this. If you are under 30,
this may be a tough (and
maybe boring) pill to swal-
The Escapist; IFC
Films; Starring Brian Cox,
Joseph Fiennes, Liam
Cunningham, Seu Jorge,
Dominic Cooper and
Damian Lewis. Co-
Writer/Director; Rupert
Wyatt. Co-Writer Daniel
Hardy. Producers; Alan
Moloney and Adrian
Sturges. This is a European
prison flick about an inmate
who is in for. life and is cool
with that. He did the crime
and he'll do the time but he
gets a letter that his only
daughter is critically ill and
he must see her. To do this
he must escape. He needs a
crew and he seeks the help
to four other inmates. The
movie is not jumping action
wise but it is psychological-
ly deep. It won't have a
major push promo wise but
it will be available via on-
demand through you cable
provider. Order it and check
it out.
Hit m.e up at

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The Matthew W. Gilbert "Mighty Panthers"
1958 State Football Champions

Coach Kitchings Background:
Graduated, Stanton High School, 1944
Graduated, Florida A & M University, B.A., 1948
Columbia University, M.Ed. 1950 /
Married: Elaine Fears Kitchings, August 1951
One Son: William E. Kitchings, Sr.
Two grandsons: Cemal Lazier and William E. Kitchings, Jr.
Daughter-in-law: Angela Kitchings
Siblings: Brother: Willie A. Kitchings, White Plains, NY
Sister: Juanita B. Pierce, St. Petersburg, FL
Coaching Record and Honors
Asst. Coach -M. W. Gilbert 1951 1957
Head Coach/Athletic Director 1957-1964
1958 FIAA State Champion
1960 FIAA State Runner Up
First Head Football Coach/Athletic Director: Raines High, 1965-1970
Wins 29, losses-11, tie-6
Three Gateway t Conference Championships
2 Big 9 North Conference Championships
Coach of the Year 1958 and more.
Under Coach Kitchings, Matthew Gilbert Panthers
became the first black state champions. II 1tdH
The team included Hall of Famer, Bob Hayes. 1 Il

Health Continued from A-1

The health insurance plans that
people should be aware of are the
so-called individual plans that
one can get on their own when
they have been laid off from a job
but are too young for Medicare or
too "affluent" for Medicaid.
According to the report, it is
estimated that 14,000 Americans
a day lose their job-based cover-
age and for the first time, may be
considering this type of plan.
The report said that health insur-
ance policies with gaping holes
are offered by small companies
and brand name companies. It is
difficult for a consumer to figure
out what a policy covers or does
not cover or give them the ability
to estimate how much they may
need to spend out of their pockets
if serious illness occurs.
President Obama
apparently felt we
would see some
problems during his
campaign and spoke
of such. What is
necessary now, is for
the insurance regula-
tors to evaluate poli-
cies offered and
eliminate those that
will not work for the J

Funeral: Saturday, April 11, 2009 at 11:00 a.m.
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Public Viewing: Raines High School,
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Congressman Kendrick Meek was in Jacksonville Monday to
speak to his supporters and to kick off his petition drive to run for the
U S senate in 2010 to replace Senator Mel Martinez. Congressman
Meek was suddenly called back to Washington, two weeks ago, when
President Clinton was in town to help kick off his senate campaign.
Joy Graydon, Chair of TS Alliance of Florida was introduced by
the congressman. She is working with the Congressman to support a
cure for Tuberous Sclerosis, an incurable decease that her daughter has.
Kendrick Meek is forgoing the traditional route of writing a check
for the $10,000 filing fee to get on the ballot in 2010, by attempting to
get 112,476 voters' petition signatures. Meeks has until March 2010 to
obtain the required signatures.
According to Meek, getting on the ballot by petition has never been
done in a statewide race in Florida. The petition drive will help Meek
raise money, raise his name identification and attract volunteers. The
congressman already has $1.8 million in his Senate Campaign account.
I mentioned to Congressman Meek that Harry Gantt, the former
mayor of Charlotte, led Senator Jessie Helm in the 1990 North
Carolina senate race but lost when the race card was played. And
Congressman Harold Ford was very close to winning the 2006
Tennessee senate race but again lost when race issues were interjected.
Meek didn't appear to have a plan or strategy in place if such moves
were made against him, implying that he would address the issue when
it comes up
I also asked who he thought would be his most challenging
competitor? Meek said that he did not want to speculate on
who his opponent would be. However, many believe that
Governor Crist may enter the race. Meek has said that if
Governor Crist gets into the race a likely strategy against Crist
would hinge on questioning why Crist would leave. the
Governor's Mansion while Florida faces major problems -
from budget deficits to high insurance costs. Meek has also
been quoted as saying "There are a number of problems in the
state of Florida that are unresolved, and the state is in need of
focused leadership for the next several months and years."
Meeting such state demands would make it difficult to run for
another state-wide election while trying to cure another.

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The American Beach Property Owners' Association, Inc. extends a cordial invitation for the
unveiling of a historical marker in commemoration of the preservation efforts of the late Nlarvvne
"Beach Lady" Betsch at noon. Saturday. April 18. 2009. This activity will take place on Historic
American Beach across from the infamous Evans' Ocean Rendez'ous in the 5500 block of Ocean
Boulevard at the base of the dune so dubbed "NaNa" by Beach Lady years ago.
The dunes were Marvyne's special place on American Beach. She fought valiantly for its
preservation. championing a ten-acre tract from the peak of NaNa down to Evans' Rendezvous.
Because of her persistent lobbying efforts, the Amelia Island Plantation (AIP) Company deeded
the dunes then owned by the AIP to the Trust for Public Land. These dunes, the tallest in Florida
along with the Rendezvous are now a property in the Timucuan Preserve (National Park Service)
and the Nassau County Park System.
This festive occasion is hosted by American Beach Property Owners' Association, Inc., Rev.
Dr. Carltond D. Jones. President along with Nassau County Commissioners, the Timucuan
Preserve (National Park Service) and so very many friends for the preservation of American
The Beach Lady who died on Labor Day. 2005 is lovingly remembered for her mantra,
"Getting the most from the least and living peacefully in harmony with nature is the most reward-
ing lifestyle."
Please join the festivities on Saturday. April 18. 2009 at 12:00 at NaNa on Historic American
For additional information, please contact: Marsha Dean Phelts at 904-261-0175.

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Dear Deanna! -K --
I've been seeing a nice lady for a while but her spending In hypothermia, body temperature falls more than 4F
habits bother me. She spends money in a reckless way and (about 2C) below the healthy norm of 98.6F (37C). Death is a
acts as if money grows on trees. I made the mistake of always real possibility if hypothermia persists for more than a few
paying and always beimg financially responsible. Her electric- hours, and anyone whose body temperature drops below 909F
ity was disconnected but she went and purchased new shoes (about 32C) has anywhere from 17 per cent to 33 percent chance of dying. Anyone can
after I paid her bill. This relationship can't go any further until I address this but I become hypothermic and freeze to death if exposed to extreme cold for some time
don't know how. without adequate protection. So hypothermia is a risk for anyone who lives in a cold
James C. Birmingham, AL climate or spends a lot of time outdoors in winter weather.
Dear James: The elderly are susceptible to hypothermia in less extreme temperatures, however.
I don't want to burst your bubble but you may have an undercover gold digger on There are two main reasons for this. First, the aging body becomes progressively less
I don't want to burst your bubble but you may have an undercover gold digger on able to maintain an even temperature when subjected to external cold. Second, the body |
your hands. Dating requires financial responsibility and equal spending. Instead of able to maintain an even temperature when subjected to external cold. Second, the body
trying to be an impressive big spender, you should've been wise and let the lady of mechanism that normally detects a drop in its own temperature gradually loses its sen-
share some of the expenses along the way. You need to keep it real and let her know sitivity as you age. As a result, some old people do not realize that they are dangerous-
that she needs to get her money in check, express your feelings and keep it moving. ly cold in frosty air and may even die without warning.
thatIf you are over the age of 60, it is a good idea to purchase a thermometer that reAds
Dear Deanna! body temperature below as well as above normal (98.6F or 37C). Take your tempera-
Dear Deannally overcome trust issues when it comes to being open for a relationship. ture occasionally, especially during cold weather. If you have poor eyesight and cannot
I've fmet a mall overcome trust issues when it comes to being open for a relationship. read the thermometer, have a friend or relative read it for you. Some people always
I've met a man who wants to get married but my mind is playing tricks on me. I keep have a temperature below 98.6F (37C), and this is "normal" for them. However, if your
thinking things are too good to be true. Recently my fiance and I have had a lot of have a temperature suddenly or gradually falls in cold this is "normal" for them. However, if your
arguments because he's accusing me of picking fights and finding imaginary faults temperate suddenly or gradually falls in cold weather, consult your physician.
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Renea Atlanta, GA If you find an old person sitting listlessly in a cold room or outdoors in cold weath-
Dear Renea er, you should suspect hypothermia even if he or she is covered by several blankets or
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You needstincto calm yourself down and stop sabotaging your relationship. If yo to confirm mental confusion and pallor. Loss of consciousness follows. The hypothermia individ- I
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your doubt, then it's time for a chat with your fiance. If there's no proof, then you hypothermia is a cold abdomen.
have a commitment issue that needs to be addressed before taking the final step. Lay The best way to determine whether someone's body temperature is dangerously
your cards, fears and doubts on the table and keep it real and keep it moving. low is to use a thermometer
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I'm in a committed relationship with no children or financial concerns. However, I To begin with, take preventive measures if you have elderly relatives or neighbors.
do want children. Do you think I should adopt or end the relationship because the Visit them as often as you can in cold weather, and do everything possible to ensure
lady Ia m with doesn't plan onhaving kids?er that they have plenty of warm clothes and blankets, that they eat well, and that their liv-
Damien On-Line Reader ing quarters are kept at a temperature at which they are comfortable.
D Make certain, too, that they are taking advantage of any available government serv-
DearDamlen: they come from, natural birth or adoption, both parties must ices or benefits, such as fuel-bill subsidies, that they may require. Consult a physician
Regardless of where they come from, natural birth or adoption, both parties must for help in preventing and treating hypothermia. In addition, there are many organiza-
agree on the children issue. There a difference between a woman not wantingth your tions such as local aging councils, visiting nurse associations, some hospitals, and com-
physically birth children versus not wanting any at all. Have a discussion with your unity food programs (something called "meals on wheels") that are prepared to assist
mate and see if she's willing to adopt. If so, you're fine. If not, decide if you want muty food programs (something called "meals on wheels") that are prepared to assist
to be with this woman or find one that'll fulfill your .dream to hear the pitter patter the elderly in a variety o wa a a a aly ag f y ma, akys.
of little feet. ~ If you find an old person in what appears to be an early stage of hypothermia, take
of little feet. him or her to the nearest hospital or physician, or call for medical help. If the person is

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CHARITIES -Adventure Landing will be hosting Easter Egg Hunts and Charity
Raffles on Saturday, April 11lth. The Jacksonville Beach and St. Augustine loca- Wills and Trusts
tions will have three age groups while the Blanding location will have two age things that most Americans don't like to
groups. All parks will begin the hunts at 9am and again at 11am. Registration a things death A o is taxes;
begins at 8am. There will be a special appearance by the Easter Bunny. Thousands think about one thing is death and te other is taxes;
of eggs will be stuffed with candy and prizes from area retail participants as well and for the most part we all try to delay and avoid the
as free Adventure Landing passes. Each participant will also receive a goodie bag. two for as long as humanly possible, but in the end we
Registration is only $3 per child, and the proceeds from the Jacksonville Beach must all meet our maker. Some of us will rest in peace
and St. Augustine location will go to the Boys & Girls Club of Northeast Florida while some of us will try to spring up from the grave
while the proceeds from the location on Blanding Boulevard will benefit the after witnessing some of the foul behavior of our so-called lox ed ones. Some peo-
Children's Miracle Network. Adventure Landing is also offering a Stay & Play ple go completely nuts over money %\hen the owner of the assets passes away;
Special which includes unlimited go-karts, laser tag and mini golf from 9am-2pm. I've seen family members act like complete strangers after mama or papa died.
Price is $10 for children ages 12 and under and $15 for children ages 13 and up. Most people go completely against the wishes of the deceased when greed comes
The golf course is available after the egg hunts and this offer is only valid on April knocking at the door. In the past, most folks would ha% e an attorney draw up a
11th for participants in the Easter Egg Hunt. This special is valid at all three loca- will that would outline their last wishes and final instructions, well that was fine
tions. All Adventure Landing locations are hosting the hunts: 1944 Beach Blvd., wl a w o t e s c i r w that w fine
246-4386, and 4825 Blanding Blvd., 771-2803, 2760 State Road 16, 827-9400. 20 years ago heck most folks especially people of color ddnt have much to
BABYBOYY PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS PATRIC ROBINSON in Classic leave behind anyway so a will was just fine. Today. as times have changed and
Patric (A Cabaret) Come take a trip down memory lane as Patric croons and black folks have more money) and assets than anytime before, ninety percent of
belts out classic show tunes and standards. This show will certainly stir the emo- the time a simple will just won't do. In today's world, thinking that all you need
tions as robinson sings one classic hit followed by another. All tied together with is a will is like going to the local auto dealership \\here there are rows of brand
bits of history and wholesome banter. The event will be Saturday, May 16th at new cars and when the salesman asks you what color N ou xould like, you reply
2:00 p.m. at the Springfield Woman's Club, located at 210 West 7th St. Limited by asking "where can I buy a nice horse and buggy?" The point is you're going
space available. For reservations call: (904) 791-9986 or www.patrickbix.com to have a hard time maneuvering through traffic with a horse and buggy these
NEIGHBORHOOD ANTI-CRIME WALK Building trust in the communi- days; get the point! Wills for the most part are considered old fashioned and out
ty...Join us for a door-to-door evening walk in the 32206 neighborhood with dated, the main reason that an attorney \\ on't tell you this is because he will make
Jacksonville's Sheriff Rutherford, area JSO patrol officers, and residents from the y r by doing a will for ou; drawing up a document that must
East Jacksonville community. We will be alerting neighbors to increased police money now and later by doing a will for you; drang up a document that must
presence in their area, informing them of available helpful programs and go through prob ate means more money and rime delays.knowledge, meanthing abonceut
resources, creating trust between residents and police and displaying neighbor- wills that I find unattractive is that all ils are public kno ledge, meaning once
hood unity. Monday, April 13th from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Staging area: comer it's recorded downtown any and everybody has the right to look at your stuff and
lot at E. 1st St. and Van Buren St. Brought to the community by Fresh Ministries. see who you left your assets to. Did you know that black folks spend tens ofmil-
www.freshministries.org lions of dollars each year fooling around with old fashioned wills; 75% of black
PARTY FOR THE PLANET AT THE JACKSONVILLE ZOO -Jacksonville folks haven't even addressed leaving any form of instruction for distribution of
Zoo and Gardens! Earth Day Celebration Saturday and Sunday, April 25-26 their final assets. Listen folks, having a will can cost \ou, but having nothing at
from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Environmental and animal conservation experts will all will cost you more. Don't wait and put this off any longer, you're not getting
have booths set up for visitors to learn and collect valuable information on how to any younger and it's always better to be prepared. Look into the many benefits of
preserve our earth and its wildlife for future generations. They can also enjoy live a living trust, if you don't know where to turn for answers call me and I'll send
entertainment, visits from Jazoo, the Zoo's friendly lion mascot, and a children's you some free information on living trusts. Don't wait, now you can't say that
activity area that will include face painting, eco-friendly crafts, a bounce house, you didn't know. Knowledge is power but with no action, it's worthless; change
and an inflatable slide for the kids! "In collaboration with the Save the Manatee
Club, the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens will unveil a new, regional initiative to yuli
educate the community about protecting manatees," said Delfi Messinger, direc- Robert Henderson Jr., Certified Financial Planner
tor of animal programs at the zoo. www.jacksonvillezoo.org or www.aza.org. Author of The New Underground Railroad

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From Actual Police Reports

Did You Hear About?...

March 21st thru April 19th
You can get good solid advice from
relatives or close friends you trust.
Expect some flak. Keep your mind
on your work and stay away from sit-
uations that could ruin your reputa-
tion. Self-deception is likely.

Your lucky day this week will be

April 20th thru May 20th
A romantic infatuation from your
past may surface if you frequent
places that you both used to go.
Your philanthropic contributions
will bring you praise. You're in the
mood for love. A romantic dinner,
followed by a quiet evening with
the one who is enticing you, should
be most satisfying.

Your lucky day this week will be

May 21st thru June 21st
You will be best suited to doing
things around the house or inviting
friends over for a visit. Be prepared
to jump quickly if you wish to stay in
the forefront of your industry this
week. Take care of your personal
needs. They didn't fully under stand
what was expected.

Your lucky day this week will be

June 22nd thru July 22nd
Relatives will be happy that you
dropped byi Romantic encounters
are evident through travel or educa-
tional pursuits. Try to make amends
by planning a nice dinner for two.
Abrupt action will cause difficulties
with relatives.

Your lucky day this week will be

July 23rd thru Aug 22nd
Your need to get away could lead
you into greater debt. Business and
emotional partnerships will run
smoothly. You're on the right track
and you can make money if you are
willing to go out on a limb. You can
meet new and exciting lovers
through work related projects.

Your lucky day this week will be


Aug 23rd thru Sept 22nd
Talk to superiors about problems that you
feel are getting out of hand. Consider the
source before you believe what you hear.
Problems with gas, oil, or water in your
home may disrupt your routine. Self-
improvement projects will payoff in more
ways than one.

Your lucky day this week will be Monday.


Sept 23rd thru Oct 22nd

Difficulties with older females in your
family may turn out to be quit trivial
after all. Try to curb your bad habits,
and compromise if your partner gives
you an ultimatum. Seminars will pro-
vide you with knowledge and amuse-
ment. Moves will be hectic but favor-
able in the end.

Your lucky day this week will be

Oct 23rd thru Nov 21st
Plan to visit friends or relatives. Your
partner may be somewhat irritable
this week. Come to your own conclu-
sions rather than taking the word of
someone else. You may want to stay
in the background this week.

Your lucky day this week will be

Nov 22nd thru Dec 21st
Avoid confrontations with coworkers
who aren't pulling their weight. Avoid
any over indulgences. You're in the
mood to spend money. You have a lot
to offer.

Your lucky day this week will be

Dec 22nd thru Jan 19th
Don't blame others for your own
stubbornness. Children might be on
your mind. Don't hesitate to make
special plans just for two. Don't put
all your cash in one place. If you put
your mind to it, you could entertain or.
host a multitude of social events.

Your lucky day this week will be

Jan 20th thru Feb 18th
To avoid any minor health problems,
don't get too stressed. Expect to
have problems with the ones you
love. Limitation could set in if you've
been spending too, much. Friends
may not be completely honest with

Your lucky day this week will be

Feb 19th thru March 20th
Encourage the youngsters in your
family. Discord could be unnerving.
Take care of any paperwork concern-
ing institutional or governmental
agencies. Take time to listen to chil-
dren and help them with projects that
seem impossible to them.

Your lucky day this week will be


CouplesbFight Over Cell
Phone --Officer was dispatched to
a domestic battery call in
Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida.
Upon arrival, Police was met by the
victim, Ms. Miller who stated that
her child's father, Mr. Hills punched
her in the face several times. The
victim stated that she was inside
her residence last night around
2100 when she and the witness
heard a knock on the window and
then a knock at the door. As the vic-
tim opened the door, the suspect
walked inside and refused to leave.
The suspect broke the victim's cell
phone to keep her from calling the
police but the victim advised to the
witness that she had the situation
under control. The victim's phone is
valued at $125.00. The witness left
the residence for work and the sus-
pect remained inside. The witness
returned to the residence along with
two of the victim's male friends. The
suspect punched the victim in the
face four times with a closed fist
because he did not approve of her
guests. The witness called the
police when the violence erupted.
Officer observed a swollen bruise
on the cheek of the victim's face
and arrested the suspect.

Hit and Run By Drunk
Driver--Officer was dispatched to
Rogero Rd and Commerce St in
response to a hit and run accident.
Upon arrival he met with witness 2
who advised that the suspect (Fred)
ran the stop sign on Commerce St
and hit her while she was travelling
in her vehicle Southbound on
Rogero Rd. Witness 1 advised she
saw the suspect run the stop sign
as well. Witness 1 stated that the
suspect then left the scene. Officer
arrived on the scene and began to
canvass for the suspect vehicle.

The suspect vehicle was quickly
located on Brandemere Rd S.
Officer then located the suspect
about 5 minutes after the call was
received, walking in the road at
King Arthur Rd. Officer had been
notified by several neighbors about
the description of the person seen
getting out of the suspect vehicle
and the suspects clothing matched
this description. Officer advised that
the suspect stated that he was dis-
oriented and that he had been driv-
ing the suspect vehicle. The sus-
pect was identified by the two wit-
nesses as the driver of the suspect
vehicle. Officer also located the
keys to the suspect's vehicle in the
suspect's front left jean pocket. The
keys were turned into the property
room. Officer 2 completed a NOIR
and towed the vehicle after speak-
ing with the parent of the owner of
the vehicle. The suspect was
placed in the back seat of police
car. There was a strong odor of
alcoholic beverage emanating from
the suspect. The suspect post
Miranda advised that around 1030
he had consumed two beers. The
suspect's speech was slurred
slightly and his eyes were red. The
suspect went to sleep in the back
seat and was hard to wake. When
the suspect was placed in the back
seat he went to sleep. The suspect
was very hard to wake to answer
questions and appeared very disori-
ented when he opened his eyes.
The suspect was not given the field
sobriety exercises due to being a
threat to himself in his current con-
dition and for being a flight risk after
attempting to flee from the traffic
accident. The suspect's driver's
license was suspended for the prior
items. The suspect was arrested
and transported to the PTOF where
a breathalyzer test was conducted.

Media Contact:
Kristin Livingston
klivings@fccj.edu FO o
904-646-2248 o NMMUNTY

Auditions for "Disney's Beauty and the Beast" April 17 and 18, 2009
Fourth Annual FCCJ High School Summer Musical Theatre Experience at
Florida Community College South Campus


Auditions for lead character roles in "Disney's Beauty and the

Fourth Annual FCCJ High School Summer Musical Theatre
FCCJ Artist Series and the Nathan H. Wilson Center for the Arts,

WHEN: April 17 at 7 p.m.
April 18 at 1 p.m.

WHERE: Florida Community College South Campus
Nathan H. Wilson Center for the Arts, Main Stage
11901 Beach Boulevard (east of St. Johns Bluff Rd.).

DETAILS: Auditions for public, private and home-schooled students going
into grades 10 through 12 for the 2009-2010 school year in Northeast Florida.
Roles being cast at this audition are: Belle, Beast, Gaston, LeFou (Gaston's
sidekick), Mrs. Potts (teapot), Lumiere (candlestick) and Belle's father,
Maurice. Supporting roles will be cast at auditions scheduled for May. To
audition, students must prepare a song that best represents their vocal range. It
does not have to be from the Beauty and the Beast score. Bring sheet music
only please, no CDs. Wear loose clothing and be prepared to move and dance.

"Disney's Beauty and the Beast" is based on the Academy Award nominated
Disney movie "Beauty and the Beast," with music by Alan Menken, lyrics by
Howard Ashman and Tim Rice and book by Linda Woolverton.

For more information email wilson-center@fccj.edu or call 904-646-2222.
Florida Community College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of
Colleges and Schools to award the baccalaureate degree and the associate degree. Contact the
Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097; or call 404-679-4501 for
questions about the accreditation of Florida Community College.

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Jacksonville Announces 2009 Opening

J.P. Shadrick, Day Roster
SBy J.P. Shadrick, Special to the Florida Star

v as M. The Jacksonville Suns, Double-A affiliate of the Florida
Marlins, have announced the 2009 Opening Day roster,
including two left-handed pitchers selected in the first round
during 2005 and two players among Baseball America's top ten
prospects in the organization.
Left-handed pitchers Sean West and Aaron Thompson, two of
the five pitchers the Florida Marlins selected in the first round of the 2005
draft, will start the 2009 season with Jacksonville. West, the organization's #4 prospect
(Baseball America), missed the entire 2007 season due to a torn labrum in his throwing
shoulder. The six-foot-eight southpaw rebounded in 2008 with Class-A Jupiter posting a 6-5
record and 2.41 ERA in just over 100 innings of work. Thompson battled shoulder tendonitis
throughout 2008 with the Carolina Mudcats, but enters the 2009 season healthy.
Infielder Logan Morrison, the organization's #3 prospect, breaks camp in Jacksonville
for his Double-A debut. Named the Most Valuable Player in the Florida State League during
2008, the left-hand hitting first baseman Morrison blasted Class-A pitching with a .332 aver-
age," 13 homeruns and 74 RBI.
Returning from the 2008 Carolina Mudcats, the former Marlins Double-A affiliate, are
RHP Willie Glen, LHP Jeff Gogal, RHP Jarrett Santos, LHP Graham Taylor, LHP Aaron
Thompson, C Brad Davis, IF Chris de la Cruz, IF Lee Mitchell, IF Kevin Randel, Utility
Andy Jenkins, OF Scott Cousins, OF Bryan Petersen and OF Lorenzo Scott.
The starting pitching rotation will feature LHP Graham Taylor, LHP Sean West, RHP
Willie Glen, LHP Aaron Thompson and RHP Cristhian Martinez. West and Martinez will
make their Double-A debut during 2009 while Glen returns from a Southern League All-Star
campaign in which he went 9-4 with a 2.01 ERA over 94 innings of work. Thompson battled
shoulder trouble during 2008 with Carolina while Taylor earned a late-season promotion to
the Double-A team.
Jacksonville's bullpen features RHP Jay Buente, LHP Gogal, RHP Chris Leroux, RHP
Adalberto Mendez, RHP Matt Peterson, RHP Santos, RHP Levale Speigner and LHP Carlos
Vasquez. Speigner signed as a free agent with the Marlins during the off-season after spend-
ing parts of the last two seasons in the Major Leagues with the Washington Nationals.
Leroux, out of Mississauga, Ontario, is protected on the Marlins 40-man roster and will make
his Double-A debut in 2009.
Brad Davis will return to the Southern League as catcher, his third season in the Double-
A circuit. Catcher Neil Wilson signed with the Marlins as a free agent during the off-season
after spending his first seven professional seasons in the Colorado Rockies organization,
including 2008 with Double-A Tulsa.
The Suns infield will be packed with returning Double-A players, including third base-
man Lee Mitchell and second baseman Kevin Randel, both starting their fourth season in the
Southern League. Mitchell was named a 2007 Southern League All-Star while his younger
brother Russell played for Jacksonville during 2008 in the'Dodgers organization, and is
expected to break camp with Chattanooga during 2009. Mitchell batted .370 with a homerun
and eight RBI over an eight game postseason in 2008.
Shortstop Ryan Klosterman joins the Marlins organization, a 2008 Rule 5 draft selection
from the Blue Jays. Morrison is expected to hold down the first base position throughout the
2009 season. Utility infielder Chris de la Cruz came over to the Marlins organization during
2008 after a trade from the Indians, contributing down the stretch to the Carolina playoff
efforts. In the postseason, de la Cruz posted a .444 average with six RBI. Utility infielders
Andy Jenkins and Tim Torres will also contribute in 2009, Jenkins returning to the Southern
League and Torres in his Double-A and Marlins organizational debut.
Jacksonville will feature an experienced outfield corps during 2009, including Scott
Cousins, Bryan Petersen and Lorenzo Scott, who all return from the 2008 Carolina Mudcats.
Cousins batted .320 with three homeruns and five RBI during the 2008 postseason. Scott
spent most of the 2008 season in Triple-A Albuquerque while Petersen batted .301 and belt-
ed 19 homeruns with Low-A Greensboro before seeing Double-A time later in the year.
Brandon Hyde returns to the Southern League as manager in 2009. The former catcher
in the White Sox organization managed the 2007 Carolina Mudcats, and enters his fifth sea-
son as a skipper. Reid Cornelius will move to Jacksonville as pitching coach while Orange
Park resident Theron Todd moves to the Suns as hitting coach. Dustin Luepker is in his first
season with the Marlins organization as Athletic Trainer while Elliot Walters joins the Suns
as Strength and Conditioning Coach.

Magic's Howard Has A Big Week On And

Off Court

By Mike Bonts, Sports Editor
The Orlando Magic's Dwight
Howard received honors on and off the
court this week. 0
How ard and the San Antonio
Spurs' Tony.Parker today were named
the Eastern and Western, Conference
i2ayers of the Week, respecfic ely, for
games played Monday, March 23,
through Sunday, March 29.
Howard ledi Orlando to a 3-0
record. averaging 23.7 points on .614
shooting from the field; 14.3 rebounds
and 3.3 blocks for the Magic, which
clinched its second consecutive
Southeast Division title. During
Orlando's 84-82 win over Boston on
March 25, Howard posted 24 points, 21
rebounds and four blocks. Orlando
owns a half-game lead on Boston in the
race for the second seed in the Eastern
Conference playoff race.
Last weekend Howard was the
2008-2009 winner of the Rich & Helen The Orlando Magic's Dwight Howard holding
DeVos Community Enrichment Award. the Rich and Helen DeVos Community
This marks the third time Howard has Enrichment award as the player who has dedi-
won the award (2004-05, 2007-08 and cated his efforts off the court for the purpose of
2008-09). enhancing others lives. In addition to receiving
Each year at the Gala, the Orlando the award, the player is granted $50,000 from
Magic Youth Fund (OIT) honors a the Richard and Helen DeVos Foundation to
player who has dedicated his efforts off donate to the charity of his choice. (Photo taken
the court for the purpose of enhancing by Fernando Medina, Orlando Magic)
others' lives. An anonymous panel of external representatives selects the player. In addi-
tion to receiving the award, the player is granted $50,000 from the Richard and Helen
beVos Foundation to donate to the charity of his choice.
Howard has consistently volunteered his time off the court and to the Central Florida
community supporting the initiatives of the Magic's community relations department, the
Orlando Magic Youth Fund, a fund of the McCormick Foundation and the NBA.
Past winners of the award include Nick Anderson (1995-1996), Penny Hardaway
(1996-1997). Darrell Armstrong (1997-1998, 1999-2000), Grant Hill (2000-2001), Monty
Williams (2001-2002), Tracy McGrady (2002-2003), Pat Garrity (2003-2004) and Bo
Outlaw (1998-1999, 2005-2006, 2006-2007).
Howard was also named the Ace Hardware "Helpful Player of the Month" for his will-
ingness to give back to the Central Florida community. Ace Hardware, in conjunction with
the Magic, honors one player each month during the 2008-09 season as the Ace Hardware
"Helpful Player of the Month." Each selection will be based on their dedication to the
Central Florida community and will exemplify Ace's vision as "The Helpful Place."

The annual SBN Sports Black College All-American Awards weekend took place on
Friday, Feb. 13 and Saturday Feb. 14, 2009 in Pittsburgh.
Celebrating its 35th anniversary, the weekend of activities, culminating in the Awards
Banquet, recognizes the top student athletes from the Historically Black Colleges and
Universities (HBCU's) and celebrates the accomplishments that BCAA honorees continue
to have, both on and off the gridiron.
The morning of the main event began with a three-hour breakfast and NFL "Skull
Session" at the headquarters of the six-time Super Bowl Champions, The Pittsburgh
Steelers. The thought-provoking discussion, facilitated by Billy "White Shoes" Johnson and
Rick Upchurch, was attended by the 2008 Black College honorees, HBCU coaching and
sports information staff, Pittsburgh Public high school football players and coaches, current
and former NFL players, BCAA honorary committee members and media representatives.
Former Pittsburgh Courier sports editor, long-time Steelers scout and current consultant,
Bill Nunn, Jr. was present; and opening comments were given by Steelers owner/chairman
Dan Rooney and club president Art Rooney, III. Closing comments were delivered by
Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin, and a tour of the team's training facility, locker room,
executive offices, photo exhibits and trophy cases followed.
The weekend concluded with the Awards Banquet on Saturday evening.
NFL Hall of Famer, Mel Blount, presented the Defensive Player of the Year award,
named in his honor, to Jackson State University linebacker Marcellus Speaks; and Super
Bowl XXII MVP, Doug Williams, presented the Offensive Player of the Year award, named
in his honor, to Tuskegee University quarterback Jacary Atkinson, who is a two-time BCAA
award winner.
Prairie View A & M University head coach Henry Frazier, III received the SBN Eddie
Robinson Coach of the Year award; and The Grambling State Tigers were recognized as the
"2008 SBN Jake Gaither Black College National Champions."
Each of the 24 members of SBN's 2008 Black College All-American Team received
SBN's handsome Black College All-American trophy and the custom-made SBN Black
College All-American ring, designed by BCAA sponsor, My Jeweler, Inc., of Smyrna, GA.
ESPN's Jay Harris presented Rod Doss the BCAA Lifetime Achievement Award to the
New Pittsburgh Courier, represented by Editor and Publisher.

By Mike Bonts, Sports Editor
Florida (20-11) scored five runs in the seventh inning to break open a 7-6 game and
went on to beat Bethune-Cookman 12-7.
Preston Tucker was 4-4 with 4 RBI for Florida and his two-run home run in the first
inning gave the Gators a 3-0 lead.
The Gators scored three runs in the first inning on two home runs off Wildcat starter
Felix Machado (4-2). Machado pitched two innings allowing four runs, 3 hits and
walked four. Andrew Tilka pitched two innings in relief and lefty Samuel Rodriguez
pitched the fifth and sixth innings for B-CU. He took the loss (0-1) allowing the seventh
run, an unearned run.
Roman Lancara, Justin Dahl, and Edgar Serra pitched in relief for the Wildcats in
the final four innings.
The Wildcats (15-16) got back into the game scoring one run in the fifth on an RBI
single to right field by C. J. Lauriello. The Wildcats scored four runs in the sixth on a
twyo-run single by Peter O'Brien and Patrick Jones knocked in two more with a double
off the bottom of the left field wall to tie the game at,6-6.
B-CU scored in the first inning with Mark Brooks reaching on a strike out/wild pitch
and he scored on a double play groundout off the bat ofAlejandro Jimenez.
Lauriello was 4-5 with one RBI to lead the B-CU offense. The Wildcats had 11 hits,
with seven other players with one each. :
TIGERS TAKE TWO ON THE ROAD: Edward Waters won two games Tuesday
at Voorhees College in Denmark, S.C. winning 17-7 and 18-12. The Tigers improved to
21-15 overall and 5-9 in the Sun Conference.
Edward Waters opens up a weekend series with two games against at Embry-Riddle
in Daytona Beach beginning Friday.
RATTLERS FALL AT JACKSON STATE: Florida A&M Baseball team dropped
a doubleheader to the Jackson State Tigers here Tuesday, dropping the opener, 8-4 and
losing the nightcap in extra innings, 5-4.
FAMU (11-14) took an early 1-0 lead in Game One, on Tim Jones' first inning RBI
single, which scored Steve Cunningham, who reached on a single.
Jackson State (22-11) scored three runs in the third and three more in the fourth to
build a 6-1 lead, before the Rattlers scored a run in the fifth when Jared Jeffries' sacri-
fice fly to right scored Darryl Evans for a 6-2 score.
The Tigers answered with two runs in the bottom of the frame, which was more than
enough for their starter, Samuel Cline (3-2), who went the distance, pitching seven
innings, striking out three, allowing four runs, while scattering nine hits.
Anthony Espin (3-5) took the loss, fanning two, while walking eight and allowing
six runs on six hits in three and two-thirds innings Tuesday.
Second baseman Tim Schalch led the Rattlers' nine-hit attack with two hits.
In the second game, the Rattlers bolted to the early lead again, scoring three runs in
the third for a 3-0 cushion, on RBI hits by Tim Jones and Tobi Adeyemi, plus an RBI
sacrifice fly by Schalch.
JSU scored a run in the bottom of the third, then took a 4-3 lead with a three-run
fifth; before the Rattlers tied the game at 4-4 in the seventh, when Schalch belted anoth-
er sac fly, scoring Elliott Bonner, forcing extra innings.
FAMU starter Miguel Parga (4-3) pitched into the ninth, but his two-out wild pitch
allowed Fred Atkins, who had reached on a leadoff double, to score the game-winning
run from third.
JU, UNF WIN AT HOME: Jacksonville University junior first baseman Alex
Martinez went 3-for-5 with three RBI and a home run in his fourth straight game while
sophomore Chris Kaminski notched his seventh save to lead the JU baseball team to a
12-10 win over USF, Tuesday evening in non-conference action at John Sessions
JU (20-10) pounded out 12 runs on 13 hits, including three home runs and four dou-
bles, to run its record to 14-5 at home.
The University of North Florida baseball started a rally at the end of its game with
UCF on Tuesday night but ran out of gas at the end and dropped a 7-3 decision at
Harmon Stadium.
UNF (14-19) had just three hits through the first four innings and didn't record
another until the eighth, which was when the Ospreys put their attack together. Six dif-
ferent Ospreys recorded a hit, but no one had more than one hit.



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Thirty businesses,schools,organizations, along with the city of Jacksonville exposed the students ofRaines and
Ribault high schools to Job opportunities, career paths,schools of higher learning qualifications and summer

Students striving to change and seeking information about getting
into college.

Students requesting college information

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Multicultural Day at Andrew Robinson

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Pictures_ b\ ,ntlhon, Sznako\i ski (Ar Tchlier I

Andre\. Robinson Elemientair conducted a Multicultural Festi al \\itlh grade le el.s select-
ing a continent to studN. allow ing them to %wear cultural clothing, perform dances from \ar-
ious cultures from the continent the\ selected. In addition to their class acti' cities, our dance
students demonstrated African dances. Ballet and several cultural dances to the delight and
awe of the students and teachers present. The dance instructor. Monique Cistrunk from the
Cathedral Arts Project: who conducts dance classes at Andrew Robinson. has trained our
students both male and female in the intricacies and the grace of African and Ballet dances.
The\ recei ed applause and praise at the conclusion of their perfonnances demonstrating
that even at this young age the\ are more than capable of perfonning professionall.
Our Second grade teacher Mrs. Ann Giesen. (our on site diversity facilitator) had students
performing dances that included colorful costumes and dances that demonstrated the stu-
dents musical talents. The outfits that the students \\ ore as Mrs. Giesen explained, "were
East Indian from India, not American Indian".
Mrs. Giesen was the dance teacher and choreographer for the dance since this is part of her
background and heritage.
The Festival was organized by a school committee where Mrs. Nancy Rentz the Media
Specialist and Mrs. Giesen are members, supported by the administration, faculty and staff;
the Multicultural Festival was a great success and opened our student's eyes to the wonders
of other cultures and empowered their minds to accepting people that are different cultur-
ally. Activities such as our Multicultural Festival teach our students to have open minds and
hearts to the differences that people have and to embrace each other and accept those dif-
ferences. Being a Magnet School we encourage and support diversity in our students. This
helps to prepare them to work with people of diverse cultures in various career fields.
Our Principal Mrs. Louise Hill was an excellent Goodwill Ambassador; encouraging the
students and those staff who dressed up in cultural outfits such as Mrs. Rentz in a Native
American outfit, Mrs. Ann Giesen, Mrs. Linda Duchantier and several other faculty mem-
bers. Our guest presenter was an African American storyteller Baba Ajamu Mutima who
performed musical, lyrical and spoken word presentations in storytelling and cultural dia-
logue with the students during his presentations. The Mr. Mutima demonstrated many
African musical instruments and provided relevant instruction on how instruments
have histories extending to musical instruments from African cultures. As can be
seen from the photos the student's attention did not defer from the demonstrations,
teachings and dialogue of this talented presenter and educator.
The cultures covered were from the various conunents each grade level \'as
They were: PreK & Kindergarten (North & Central AnAmerica)
First Grade (Europe) Second Grade (.Asia Third Grade IAustralia)
Fourth Grade (South Amnenca) Fifth Grade (Africa)
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Honorable Glorious Johnson, Chairman
City council At Large Group 5
Honorable Jonnny Gaffney
City Council Distnct 7

Honorable Brenda Priilly-Jacksori
School Board District. -
Honorable Nancy Broner
School Board Disrict 2

Honorable Ray Holl
City Council Distnct 11
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Number of
Exemption Number of Total Number of
Type of Property Requests Total Number of Assessments Requests for Reduction in Taxable Loss in Dollars *
Granted by Exemption Reduced by Assessment Value Due to Board
Board Requests Board Reductions Action
Residential 3 3,250 36 798 $ 2,344,250.80 $ 39,165.41
Commercial 39 889 $ 61,034,399.00 $ 1,018,927.87
Industrial & Misc 45
Agricultural 3 44 $ 25,381,201.00 $ 423,597.00
Historic Comm or
Machinery &
Equipment 37 407 $ 14,410,773.00 $ 240,333.22
Vacant Lots &
Acreage 12 138 $ 2,357,118.00 $ 39,338.00
Totals 3 3,250 127 2,321 S 105,527,741,80 $ 1,761,361.50

Questions concerning the actions taken by this Board may be addressed to the chalpemon, derk or aide at the following telephone numbers:
CHAIRPERSON: Glorious Johnson 630-1387
CLERK: Cheryl L. Brown 630-1452
ASST. CLERK: Carol L. Owens 630-1404

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