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Material Information

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:
Copyright Date:
2009
Frequency:
weekly
regular

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
African Americans -- Newspapers -- Florida   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Jacksonville (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Duval County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre:
newspaper   ( marcgt )
newspaper   ( sobekcm )
Spatial Coverage:
United States of America -- Florida -- Duval -- Jacksonville

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 - 02261130
alephbibnum - 000581378
issn - 0740-798X
lccn - sn 83045218
System ID:
UF00028362:00916

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Preceded by:
Florida star and news

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Material Information

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:
Copyright Date:
2009
Frequency:
weekly
regular

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
African Americans -- Newspapers -- Florida   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Jacksonville (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Duval County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre:
newspaper   ( marcgt )
newspaper   ( sobekcm )
Spatial Coverage:
United States of America -- Florida -- Duval -- Jacksonville

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.
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was shot on a
basketball court.
When Ken
Townsend, 16
Dominique Waters, 21 Ken Townsend,16 DeJuan Graham, 15 went to a memo-
rial party for
him at a club on Lem Turner, he was killed. Dominique Waters, 21, a
First Coast High School graduate and former basketball player, with
plans to go to college was attending a block birthday party in memo-
ry of Ken Townsend along with about 200 or more other friends and
family. Those in attendance said it appeared the hooded gunmen came
directly to Waters, shot him and then shot nine other people as the
crowd ran for cover, shielding children from 50 rounds of bullets. The
community is trying to find out what is behind all of this and is plead-
ing for answers. The group had a permit and no drinks were allowed.
The Florida Star was told information that could possibly help was
on the Internet but we have not been able to find such.
The nine people shot were between the ages of 17 to 21. The
Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said that the only information they have
Ten See A-7


The Florida Association of Black-Owned Media, Inc. met Thursday with Governor Charlie
Crist to build upon a relationship and ensure that any communication with the total citizenship of Florida not
be considered complete, unless it includes this Association's members. Shown above are: Jean Cherubin
and Manny Cherubin of TeleAmerica TV, Channel 34, Miami; Dr. Linda Fortenberry, WTAC 1450, Tallahassee;
Charles Curry II, Florida Courier and Tama Broadcasting, Tampa; Jonathan Sebastian Blount, RAMA
Communications, WOKB Radio, Orlando and WRHB 1410, Leesburg; Keith Longmore, West Orlando News;
Clara McLaughlin, The Florida Star and Impact Radio; governor Charlie Crist; Vaughn Wilson, Capital Outlook,
Tallahassee; Jacqueline,Miles, Pensacola Voice; Bobby Henry Sr., Westside Gazette, Ft. Lauderdale; Vernon
Watson, WBQP TV 12, Pensacola; Johnny Hunter Sr, Tempo News, Sarasota; John Wyche, Consultant,
Pensacola; and Frank Powell III, Free Lance Photographer and the Jacksonville Free Press.


Wheel of Justice Female Rear Admiral


Featured


Patrick Jovan Lockley
sexually assaulted a
woman and has a bond
for $250.00. He is the
featured suspect for this
week.
SPlease help JSO find
these suspects. Watch
the Wheel of Justice on
Channel 4, Thursday
mornings at 6:00 a.m.
and call Crimestoppers at
866-845-TIPS.


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to the sex
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Dorion
McCullough
McCullough was arrest-
ed for home invasion.
His mother brought him
in. Not shown is
Antonio Williams, arrest-
ed for dealing in stolen
property and pawning
items.


Lead Counter Piracy Ship
There was much news
about the pirates but did
you hear who commands
S CouLier-Piracy Task
Force C'F 151," ESG2.
It is Rear Adm. Michelle
Howard. In April, she
assumed command of
Rear Admiral Expeditionary Strike
Michelle Howard
Michelle Howard Group (ESG)2 and
Combined Task Force (CTF) 151, aboard
amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD)4).
Boxer is the flagship established to conduct
counter-piracy operations under a mission-
based mandate throughout the Combined
Maritime Forces is must deter, disrupt and sup-
press piracy to protect and secure freedom.
She is the first African American to command
a U. S. Navy ship.


Black Males Unemployed
The Final Call, in an article stated that a recent study indicates
that of themajor ethnic groups impacted by unemployment dur-
ing the current U, S. recession, Black men have experienced the
greatest job losses since the crisis officially began in November.
2007.
According to' the study, Males are 80 percent (3.1 million) of
all people who have lost their jobs in America; Black male
unemployment rose by 6.4 percent. Between 2007 and January
2009, 482,000 Black men lost their jobs.
The unemployment gap between Black men and women is his-
torically unprecedented, with Blacks being the only. group
where the gap favors women. This gap stems from differences
in job types and fields, such as health care, education, social
services, and well-paying jobs, which have more women.
The document said, if you are a Black man working in truck-
ing, manufacturing, construction or warehousing, you are get-
ting clobbered. Black men who were employed a month before
the recession started have lost their jobs at a rate five times
greater than everybody else combined.


MAD DADS TO HAVE

BREAKFAST FOR MOM
In light of the most recent shoot-
ings in Jacksonville, MAD DADS
and Councilwoman Glorious
Johnson is sponsoring their First
Annual Pastor's Wives Breakfast,
Wednesday, May 6 at 9:00 a.m.
The keynote speaker is Chief Edna
Chief Edna
Johnson, Johnson, who is the chief executive
Brunswick, Ga. officer for the Brunswick Police
Department. She is the first African
American and female chief of police in the region.
MAD DADS are pleading for the violent crime to
stop with a signature request: 'NO MURDERS IN
MAY IN HONOR OF MOTHERS DAY.'
The purpose of the breakfast is to solicit support
from local churches to become actively involved in
spreading the message of non-violence on behalf of
the thousands of mothers who will fill up churches on
Mother's Day: Ms. Johnson said that they are asking
each church in the city to make a commitment to the
issue of violence prevention; to teach, preach and
encourage their members to refrain from violence.


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First Lady Michelle Obama, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton
and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi as they unveil bust of Truth.
"If the first woman God ever made was strong enough
to turn the world upside down all alone, these women
together ought to be able to turn it back, and get it right
side up again!" said Sojourner Truth, the former slave-
turned-abolitionist who was also an early crusader for
women's rights. She spoke these words in 1851 and was
never able to vote but, now, lawmakers, students and
actress Cicely Tyson were among those who unveiled the
first bronze bust of an African American female at the
Capitol in Washington, D.C. The bust is in Emancipation
Hall.


Supreme Court
Justice to Retire
It has not been officially
announced but is rumored
that Supreme Court
Justice David Souter has
told the White Hose that
he will retire from the
Supreme Court at the end
of the court's term in June.
This will give President
Obama his first opportuni-
ty to nominate a justice
arid hopefully get some-
one with similar views.


Three Sought in
Brunswick Shooting
Glynn County Police
are searching for three
gunmen who shot a 19-
year-old in the shoulder
when he accidentally
ended up on Pine Street
in the Arco neighbor-
hood, known for heavy
drug traffic. The victim
said he did not know the
shooter.


Stay Home Jacksonville
Jacksonville is one of the leading
cities in the country for foreclo-
sures. Therefore, the city has taken
its first step to reach out to home
owners who may need assistance
through their new program, "Stay Home
Jacksonville." It is a foreclosure prevention pro-
gram and has a new website and more than a hun-
dred community partners who are legitimate service
providers. Log on to: www.coj.net, keyword,
"foreclosure."


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On President Obama's 100th Day,
Democracy Hangs in the Balance
by Benjamin Todd Jealous
President and CEO of the NAACP


On the 100th day of
President Barack
Obama's administra-
tion, the Supreme
Court will hear argu-
ments brought by con-
servative lawyers to try
to derail the voting
rights act.
Their strategy was
to find a test case from
a tiny, virtually all
White municipal dis-
trict in Texas, to have
section 5 often called
the heart of the voting
rights act- declared
unconstitutional.
There is an irony
that on the day mark-
ing the first 100 days
of America's first
Black president's term,.
the very act that
assures an inclusive
democracy is being
assailed.
Millions of people -
White, Black,
Hispanic, Asian and
Native American -
rejoiced in the break-
through election of
President Obama.. It
was the shattering of
the highest glass politi-
cal ceiling and his vic-
tory, our victory was in
no small part because


of the doors that were
flung open to all
Americans to partici-
pate in the electoral
process.
Specifically, the
Voting Rights Act's
section 5 rules that dis-
tricts and jurisdictions
with a history of voting
discrimination must
submit all proposed
changes to the
Department of Justice
or D.C. District Court
for approval.
It prevents hundreds
of acts of voter dis-
crimination in every
election cycle. As
recent as last year,
counties covered under
section 5 were the
scenes of voter intimi-
dation. In Boynton,
Florida people went
through African-
American neighbor-
hoods stating that any-
one who has outstand-
ing warrants, owes
child support or even
has an outstanding traf-
fic ticket would be
arrested if they
attempted to vote.
Police officers were
stationed outside of
polling places.


Republican Party
organized "do not for-
ward" mailings which
meant when they got
returned mail, they
could aggressively
challenge people at the
polls who may have
moved.
Opponents say that
we don't need the
Voting Rights Act any-
more because we have
successfully elected an
African American pres-
ident. What they fail to
examine is the lack of
change in voting pat-
terns amongst whites in
the states covered by
Section 5. President
Obama received 47
percent of the white
vote in non section 5
states. But in the states
covered under the Act,
he only received 26
percent.
The Act has success-
fully protected African
American, Native
American, Asian
American, and Spanish
speaking voters. In
2003, the clause pro-
tected Black residents
of Ville Platte,
Louisiana against
redistricting plans that
would reduce the
slightly-majority Black
population in one dis-
trict and relocate them


Black district reduc-
ing the number of dis-
tricts where Blacks
held a voting majority.
In another instance,
Section 5 successfully
prevented intimidation
of Asian-American vot-
ers in the 2004 election
of Phuong Tan Huynh
to the Bayou La Batre,
Alabama City Council.
The clause prevailed
again when a federal
court rejected South
Dakota's plan to over-
concentrate Native
Americans in a single
district.
On Wednesday,
April 29, when the
U.S. Supreme Court
hears arguments in this
case, our democracy
hangs in the balance,
hundreds of NAACP
members and others
will be outside telling
the court to uphold our
nation's democracy. If
the case succeeds, it
will rob millions of
people of their voice
and their fundamental
right to elect their own
government.
In doing so, it will
rob America herself of
the ability to realize
the defining pledge of
"freedom and democra-
cy for all".


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[Faith In Our Community
Schedule of Events and Services '


GREATER MACEDONIA BAPTIST CHURCH of
Northside will host in concert the internationally
acclaimed African Children's Choir. We invite everyone
to enjoy this unforgettable moving experience with us
Wednesday, May 13, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. The church is
locat at 1880 West Edgewood Ave. Dr. Landon L.
Williams, Sr., Pastor. This event is free. For more infor-
mation call the church at 764-9257.
THE LOVE AND HELP CENTER is sponsoring a
Women's Bible Study and Scrapbook Fellowship on
Friday, May 8, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Webb-
Wesconnett Library in the auditorium. Attendees are
asked to bring your bible, a covered dish and scrap book
materials for a day of fun, food and Christian
Fellowship. For additional information, call 766-0452.
The library is located at 6887 103rd St. Jennifer
Hedgeman, is the president.
"FINDING A SECURE PLACE IN GOD'S ECON-
OMY" is the subject of a free lecture to be given by
Martha-Moffett, on Thursday, May 7th at 7:30 p.m. The
lecture will be held. in the Conference Room on the
Marriott Courtyard Hotel, Jacksonville Beach
Oceanfront, 1617 North.First Street. Sponsored by First
Church of Christ, Scientist in Jacksonville Beach. Extra
parking and childcare will be provided at the church
nearby at 1505 N. Second. St. Call 904-246-2632 for
more information.
PRISONERS OF CHRIST(POC) MINISTRY 19TH
ANNUAL CRIME PREVENTION PRAYER
BREAKFAST -will be held on May 5, 2009 from 7:27
a.m. to 9 a.m. at the Prime Osborn Convention Center.
At the breakfast, the Faithful Servant Awards will be
given to several people who have given devoted service
to the cause of Christ. W.W. Gay Mechanical
Contractors will once again be the sponsor. The break-
fast is free and open to the public. Sponsorships and
donations are welcomed. POC helps about 100 men
each year to acclimate back into society after being


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FAMILY OWNED AND OPERATED
Since 1988
ALPHONSO WEST MORTUARY, INC.
4409 Soutel Dr. Jacksonville. FL 32208
Tel: (904) 766-9671 Fax: (904) 766-2354
DIRECTORS
Deborah West Alphonso West
Jacqueline Y. Barllcy


Parsons
lrh. Gloria
~Kennedy' Parsons,
85, passed away
^ peaceful on Friday,
April 24, 2009 after a
long and courageous bat-
tle ith several illnesses.
She was a lifelong member
of St. Phillips Episcopal
Church. Gloria spent over 30
Sears teaching in the Duval County
Public School system. She attended Boylan-Haven.
School for Girls, graduated from Old Stanton High
School (Class of 1941), and continued her education at
Talladega College (Class of 1945), where she became a
Soror of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. Preceded in
death by her beloved husband, Longineu W. Parsons, Sr.
and sister Mildred K. White. She is survived by her two
sons, Longineu W. Parsons, Jr. (Joanna), Leonard Charles
Parsons, II (Denise) Seven grandchildren, three great-
grandchildren and a host of other relatives and many sor-
rowing friends. Requiem Mass was held on Friday, May
1, 2009, 10:00a.m., at St Phillips Episcopal Church 321
W. Union St. Reverend Hugh W. Chapman, Rector
officiated. Mrs. Parsons rested in the Edith H. Weston
Memorial Chapel for the visitation of friends on
Thursday, April 30, 2009. Alpha Kappa Alpha
Sorority conducted the, "Ivey Beyond The Wall"
Ceremony. Memorialization by Cremation.
"A page turned; a chapter ended, a life well
lived ... a rest well earned." Weston's
Mortuary, 3027 N. Myrtle Ave., Hal
E. Weston & Rev. Charles E.
Hines, Directors356-
9955.


released from Florida prisons. The Faith-based organi-
zation helps to house, cloth and feed the newly released
inmates and helps them with job placement. The prison-
ers remain with the organization for about one year,
until they are ready to live independently. Since its
inception in 1990, POC has helped nearly 2,000 former
inmates, with an 89% success rate compared'to the state
recidivism rate of 33%. A former client, Jerod Powers,
will be one of the featured speakers and an award recip-
ient. Mr. Powers will give his testimony, entitled "I'm
Still Here," which highlights how the ministry and God
changed his life for the better. An award will be present-
ed to Bishop John Howard of the Episcopal Diocese of
Florida. Aside from the awards and testimony, award
winning producer and filmmaker Bryan Hickox will
introduce his film about Florida's groundbreaking role
in faith-based re-entry programs for former prisoners,
which features the prison ministry at Beaches Chapel.
Daniel Palmer, the Executive Director, is available to
speak about the ministry's work. You can contact him at
904-358-8866. POC is a 501(c)(3) charitable organiza-
tion and all donations are tax deductible. For more
information, visit www.prayerbreakfastpoc.org.
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Almighty GodFather of all mercies and giver of all
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


Visa and MEaa^d^ ':

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Jacksonville, Florida 32209
(904) 765-1641 Fax: (904) 765-9579
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DEATH


ARNOLD, Lillie Mae
died April 25, 2009.
BELL, Eva died April
24, 2009.
CARTER, Katlyn R.,
died April 26, 2009.
CLEMONS, Bryan died
April 22, 2009.
COOPER, Ms. Minnie
T., 82, died April 26,
2009.
DAVIS, Jerome A., died
April 17, 2009.
DAVIS, Ryan died April
26, 2009.
FARRELL, Lena died
April 28, 2009.
FEACHER, Dwight A.,
48, died April 22, 2009.
GRANT, Vermell died
April 26, 2009.


NOTICES


HICKMAN, Ms.
Maryanne died April 21,
2009.
HOLLEY, Julius died
April 22, 2009.
JACKSON, Robert, Jr.,
62, died April 24, 2009.
JACKSON, Thelma died
April 22, 2009.
JOHNSON, Sharon D.,
28, died 18, 2009.
JONES, Amye L., died
April 25, 2009.
LIPSEY, Pearl died
April 26, 2009.
MAPLES, Curtis L.,
died April 22, 2009.
McWHITE, Mary Alice
died April 25, 2009.
MELTON, Rosatta W.,
died April 25, 2009.


MERCER, Lula died
April 23, 2009.
MUHAMMED, Bilah
died April 21, 2009.
PORTER, Lottie C.,
died April 25, 2009.
ROLLINS, Ms. Mary F.,
62, died April 24, 2009.
SIERRA, Jose R., 29,
died April 25, 2009.
SMITH, Angela D., died
April 25, 2009.
THOMAS, William R.,
diedApril 27, 2009.
WARE, Gregory, 37,
died April 25, 2009.
WILLIAMS, Ms.
Rosezina J., died April
24, 2009.


The Church Directory
"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.
Youth Church
2nd & 3rd Sundays (Old Sanctuary)
Tuesday Pastoral Bible Study ................ 7:00 p.m. I
Pastor, Eric Lee
Rev. Joe Calhoun, Pastor Emeritus
(904) 764-5727 Church

Historic Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church
Sunday
Worship Service .................................. 10:00 a.m.
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 Ministry .............................. 6:30 p.m.
201 East Beaver St. (904) 355-9475
Rev. F.D. Richardson Jr., Pastor

GREATER EL-BETHEL DIVINE HOLINESS CHURCH
"The Church Where Everybody Is Somebody"
Bishop Lorenzo Hall., Pastor
Street Address: 723 W. 4th St. Jacksonville, Florida 32209
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 3575, Jacksonville, Florida 32206
Church Telephone: (904) 359-0661 Home: (904) 358-8932 Cell: 710-1586
Sunday School 9:30 a.m.
Morning Worship 11:00 a.m.
Tuesday Prayer Meeting & Bible Study,7:00 p.m.
Thursday Joy Night,7:00 p.m.
"Email: Gospell75@aol.com
Website: Greaterelbethel.org


PENTECOSTAL CHURCH of GOD
"Jesus Loves Sinners Church Folk Don't"
Elder Joseph Rice

Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship 12:00 Noon & 7:00 p.m.
Bible Study Tuesday & Friday------ 7:00 p.m.
(912) 267-6395 (912) 996-4864 Cell
2705 MLK Blvd., Brunswick, GA 31520

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"Enjoy Yourself, It's Later Than You Think"

The Moles motto, "Enjoy Yourself, it's later than you
think" rules with the members of The Jacksonville Moles'
monthly activities. And the April meeting was no excep-
tion! Mole member Mrs. Joyce Frink and her hubby Neil
Frink recently entertained The Jacksonville Moles with a
bountiful Seafood Fry at the Outpost of the Hampton Club.
Following a brief meeting at their Amagansett Drive home
the Jacksonville Moles members joined their spouses and
guests for a seafood buffet that included fish, shrimp, hush
puppies, salad and all kinds of desserts and libations. While
the ladies were meeting, their mates enjoyed fishing and
relaxation in the serene Outpost setting.
It was an afternoon and early evening of fun, fun, fun
and more fun with members and guests! Mrs. Madeline
Scales-Taylor is president of the local Jacksonville Moles.


The Warner Singletons, Mrs. Pat Harley, Mrs. Gail Cole
Mathis and The Howard Taylors enjoy the afternoon cook-
out at The Outpost in Fernandina Beach.


Mesdames Patricia Hill Mitchell, Dr. Lois Davis (ibson
and Betty Cody.


Mrs. Josephine Fiveash Porter and Dr. Orrin Mitchell
share a laugh.


Mrs. Sharon Speights Sellers with her brother and sister-
in-law The Neil Frinks, host and hostess for The Moles
monthly dinnerparty.



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The Mitchells with The Harley who were guests at The
Moles Party.
Tallahassee, FL-The Rebecca Walker Steele Choir
Reunion is sponsoring a Tribute to Dr. Steele on Saturday
May 16, 2009 at 6:PM at Bethel A.M.E. Church on Orange
Avenue. There will be a Concert of choir members during
the'years Dr. Steele was at FAMU, 1947-1976. "This is the
first for us but not the last activity for our group, states
Mrs. Arnette Scott Ward." She further states, "All pro-
ceeds will benefit the FAMU Music Department and Piano
areas. We are operating off of funds generated from tickets,
memberships to the R.W. Steele Choir Reunion Group and
services donated to help us have a successful affair."
The $30 tickets/$10 for students (with valid ID) for the
Musical Salute that features an Alumni Choir, Soloists and
Ensembles may be purchased on line at
http://steelechoirreunion.tix.com. You may contact the
Steele Choir Reunion Group at: P.O. Box 3264,
Tallahassee, Florida 32315-3264 or email: steelechoirre-
union@gmail.com and the networking site:
http://wiw.steelechoirreunion.ning.com/
Hope to see you there!


Dr. Rebecca Walker Steele with former members of the
FAAI I University Quartet that include: Robert 'Bobby'
Anders, Reverend Eugene IW-hite, Dr. Benjamin Groomes
and Dr. Robert L. Mitchell.


The Edgar Mathises. Moles/Mules Host Neil Frink with guests.

Les Amies des Arts
"The greatest of the fine arts is the art offriendship "
We made our annual 'trek to the south for the annual Spring Dinner
Dance as guests of Les Amies des Arts member Mrs. Myrtis Mason and her .
hubby Otis Mason.
The 2009 event was held at Daytona Beach's Indigo Lakes Golf Club.
The fabulous and eclectic music for the event with sounds of the islands and
the USA was by the Lin Morris Band. They were fantastic!!
Les Amies des Arts is a society dedicated to the Fine Arts. Each year
they provide scholarships for area youth who show artistic promise.



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Hankerson and The Otis Masons.


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By Rych McCain/
feedbackrych@sbcglobal.net,
Photos by Francois
Duhamel for Universal
Pictures

The Soloist is a true life
story about a chance meet-
ing of a homeless man
named Nathaniel Anthony
Ayers and Los Angeles
Times newspaper
Columnist Steve Lopez.
The two crossed paths one
day as Lopez was hurrying
to get back to work and
notice a transient man
playing classical music on
a beat up violin. With his
attention fully arrested,
Lopez stopped to listen
and noticed that this man
played with disciplined
authority. In other words,
this was not some bum just
out to amuse himself, he
actually knew what he was
doing. His technique,
phrasing and tone were
obviously as a result of
some serious training.
Lopez immediately
thought that this could be a
subject for his column so
when the man stopped for
a break he struck up a
quick conversation by
complimenting the man's
playing.
The two eventually
became friends and Lopez
began writing about Ayers
in his column. In no time
the column topic grew into
a life of its own which
went on to become a
movie and a best selling


By Rych McCain
feedbackrych@sbcglobal.net

Music.
Look out for a new cutie-
pie tween female vocal group
out of Los Angeles called
"Gyrl Talk." You heard about
them first here. The World's
Greatest DJAwards will pres-
ent the first International DJ
Awards in New York City.
Much like The Grammys, this
show will salute the best DJ's
in the electronic, in hip-hop,
r&b, reggae and dance music
genres. You can participate in
the voting process and push
your favorite DJ by going
online to www.worldsgreat-
estdjawards.com. Fresh off
winning The Academy of
Country Music's "Top New
Group Award;" The Zac
Brown Band's major label
debut album "The
Foundation" on Atlantic
Records was certified RIAA
Gold. The band will perform
their latest single "Whatever
It Is" on The Tonight Show
with Jay Leno on Wed., April
29th. And if that's not enough,
the band's video for their #1
platinum single "Chicken
Fried" is nominated for (two)
fan-voted 2009 CMT Music
Awards i.e., "Group Video of
The Year" and "USA
Weekend Breakthrough
Video of The Year."
Beyonce not only has a
new movie Obsessed hitting
the theaters this weekend but
she is set to launch her 22 city
"I AM" World Tour begin-


book; both titled The
Soloist. Robert Downey Jr.
plays the role of Steve
Lopez and was asked what
he took away from acting
in a film with such heavy
subject matter? He
responded, "Honestly, if I
had to put it in a principle
it was just a sense of
humility, of feeling kind of
right-sized when it 'was
done. And it's hard to feel
right-sized when you're
done if you weren't some-
how out of balance with
your own perception when
you started. Hopefully, we
are self-correcting enough
and we have enough sup-
port weather it is friends or
the peripheral people that
help make us OK in the
sense of community, fami-
ly or what ever it is that we
need to be OK. But what I
really got from this movie
was that my God, some-
times you make a movie
and sometimes the movie
makes you!"
In describing how he
got into character for his
role as Nathaniel Ayers,
Foxx reminisces, "I actual-
ly though I was Nathaniel
at one point and called my
manager late night and
was explaining to him why
Nathaniel does what he
does. He would say red
shirt, blue shirt, jeans so
that would keep him sane
but after he would say it
over and over again; if
you're looking from the
-outside, it would look like


ning Sunday, June 21st atNew
York's Madison Square
Garden and conclude with a
four night resident stand at
Encore Theater at mynn Las
Vegas.
Songwriter Paul Williams
was elected the new President
and Board Chairman of
ASCAP (The American
Society of Composers,
Authors and Publishers). A
sample of this week's hip-hop
releases include Rick Ross,
"Deeper Than Rap:" Special
Ed, "Youngest In Charge:"
Asher Roth, "Asleep in the
Bread Aisle." Young Dru,
"Blockstar" and Dr.
Ama/Dark Skinned Assassin,
"Split Personality."
Special Thanks!
To lyanna Newburn for
getting my one-sheet signed.
You are a sweetheart.
Movies
The Soloist; Dream Works
Pictures, Universal Pictures
in association with Studio
Canal and ParticipantMedia;
stars Jamie Foxx, Robert
Downey, Jr., Catherine
Keener, Tom Hollander, Lisa
Gay Hamilton and Justin
Martin. Directed by Joe
Wright Screenplay by
Susannah Grant based on the
book by Steve Lopez.
Produced by Gary Foster
and Russ Krasnof. This film
started off with a lot of hype
but the studio enthusiasm'
seems to have been on a
steady down slope. The origi-
nal release date was set back
and the premiere was low key


this guy is insane. I said
the music is what calms
him, that's what soothes
him because music takes
you completely some-
where else. When you get
in an elevator; most people
get nervous in elevators.
The reason that Muzak is
playing that soft music is
so that it calms you with-
out you even knowing it.
So as a musician, of course
man I'll go through things
in my life and things are
like, not quite the way I
want them to be and then
you go and hear a song,
you play some music and
it changes your whole out-
set. So that's what I do and
I know that's what
Nathaniel does."
In real life Steve
Lopez's book The Soloist
is a New York Times best
seller and the real
Nathaniel Ayers has been
off the streets in an apart-
ment for the last 3 or 4
years and is doing ok. He
.actually has seen the
movie even though he kept
his eyes closed and lis-
tened through most of it.
Ayers also attended the
premiere and walked
down the red carpet but he
was kept very guarded by
his family and said little to
the press except to wave.
He appeared to be very
elated and happy with the
entire event.


on the Paramount lot with no
after party instead of at a
major theater with the sur-
rounding crowds cheering and
a big after bash to follow. The
film is way too long (over two
hours) and gets slow in sever-
al places. The bond that forms
between Lopez and Ayers is
the highlight. The downer is
that you keep rooting forAyers
to half way snap out of his
schizophrenic stupor and win
but it doesn't happen. Many
will still like this flick anyway
especially if you love live
symphonic music which is
plentiful courtesy of the real
LA Philharmonic Orchestra.
State of Play; Universal
Pictures; stars Russell Crowe,
Ben Affleck, Rachel
McAdams, Helen Mirren and
Robert Wright Penn. Directed
by Kevin MacDonald.
Screenplay by Matthew
Michael Carnahan.
Screenplay Re-write; Tony
Gilroy and Billy Ray.
Produced by Andrew
Hauptman, Eric Fellner and
Tim Bevan. Finally, a good
solid thriller with no car chase
scenes! The suspense, political
drama and danger element in
this movie is way, intense
enough to do without a whole
lot of cars banging, guns
shooting and fighting believe
it or not. This flick will keep
you on the edge of your seat.
Crowe, Affleck, Adams and
Mirren make a worthy all-star
cast!
Hit me up at
feedbackrych@sbcglobal.net
So da aiki
(Love and work)
Rych


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Ten Continued from A-1
is that a white car was seen rushing away. Now, the
community is afraid to have another memorial gather-
ing for the last victim.
What is even more sad, Dominique Waters mother
passed three weeks ago from an illness. This makes it
even more difficult for the family, mentally and finan-
cially.
JSO, and members of MAD DADS, Genesis
Missionary Baptist Church and other groups are
marching in the neighborhood and knocking on doors,
trying to find answers.
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having their 23rd national crime victim's week from
April 26 through May 2 with a theme, "25 Years of
Rebuilding Lives: Celebrating the Victims of Crime
Act." MAD DADS and the Potters House Christian
fellowship joined together to urge the Lackwana com-
munity to break the code of silence. The information
given on myspace, said the group, in an effort, to iden-
tify the shooters, is not enough.
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STOP THE VIOLENCE


USE YOUR TALENTS!


S_/ Letter to the Editor

These are letters from students in Jacksonville
I'm writing a letter to the editor because I feel strongly about vio-
lence on the streets of Jacksonville. It kills me to know that when
walking out of my house I have to ask myself "will I live to see
my son later that night or the next day." I feel young boys need
to get an education and better their life instead of robbing and
selling drugs. I feel very strongly when it comes to parties, peo-
ple are trying to enjoy themselves and have a nice time. If you
come with your gun because you see someone you don't like, or
as some would say "tried you," so you start shooting, but end up
taking an innocent life. Violence doesn't solve anything it just
makes it worse. The citizens of Jacksonville should open their
eyes and come together as one and have the understanding that
every human has the right to live in peace. A good education is
the key to stopping all violence.
Sincerely, LaQuandra Limehouse

Dear Editor,
In March our school did a flash mob protest at Hemming
Plaza. This flash mob was to protest the violence in Jacksonville.
We had hoped to make a big enough statement to impact the peo-
ple of Jacksonville and maybe more. There are many causes of
violence such as poverty and lack of education. With support
around Jacksonville such as fundraisers and help from the gov-
ernment we can help with better housing and schooling.

From, Michael Kirby


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IRS Information
Related to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009
Congress has approved and the President has signed new economic recovery


a D a = legislation, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. The IRS is
Dear Deanna! is new program as quickly as possible.
I'm in a happy relationship and I think the world of my fiance. implementing tax-related provisions of this new program as quickly as possible.
He's proposed several times but I keep telling him I'm not ready. Here are some key highlights:
After the first year, he began to show his impatience. We've been He ae s e ky higi
together over five years now and I'm comfortable the way things Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Incentives. What individuals and
are. I'm not in a hurry and think it can wait. He recently gave me businesses can do to reap tax rewards.
an ultimatum that he won't wait much longer. I feel offended and Payroll Checks Increase This Spring. The Making Work Pay Tax Credit will
want to know if this is considered disrespectful. mean $400 to $800 for many Americans. The IRS has issued new withholding
tables for employers. Taxpayers can check the IRS withholding calculator to make
Dear TJS: sure enough tax is withheld from their pay.
There are plenty of women that would love to have your problem. If he loves you and First-Time Homebuyer Credit Expands. Homebuyers who purchase in 2009
the relationship has trust, good communication and no issues, then the problem is you. can get a credit of up to $8,000 with no payback requirement.
You're selfish and if you have no intentions on marrying this man, you need to let him ca a cup ,
go. It's to your advantage from a benefits perspective as well as the spiritual. Money Back for New Vehicle Purchases. Taxpayers who buy certain new
vehicles in 2009 can deduct the state and local sales taxes they paid.
Dear Deanna! Enhanced Credits for Tax Years 2009, 2010. Details on the earned income tax
I am tired of the hustle and flow of relationships. The dating game is so played out and redit ddiiax ee Opportunity Credit, new high
overrated that I have exhausted my hopes of finding a husband. I cook and clean and do credit, additional child tax credit and American Opportunity Credit, a new higher
all the domestic things and work full-time. It seems that men aren't attracted to me. education benefit.
What am I possibly doing wrong and why can't men see that I'm a total package? Municipal Bond Programs. New ways to finance school construction, energy
Clarice Chicago, IL and other public projects.
Dear Clarice: Increased Transportation Subsidy. Employer-provided benefits for transit and
You need to get off of the "me, me, me" trip and start focusing on what you can bring parking are up in 2009.
to a relationship and form a loving partnership. Your boast of cooking and cleaning isn't Up to $2,400 in Unemployment Benefits Tax Free in 2009. Individuals should
impressive because there are many services out there.that will come and do these things, check their tax withholding.
You need to demonstrate relationship qualities such as trust, integrity, and loyalty and Net Operating Loss Carryback. Small businesses can offset losses by getting
be willing to be part of a team. Men aren't seeing you as a totalpackage and they'll con-losses by getting
tinue to look at you like a ribbon on a box if you don't change your thinking, refunds on taxes paid up to five years ago. Information on the carryback, an
expanded section 179 deduction and other business-related provisions is now
Dear Deanna! available.
For five.years I've been madly in love with a good friend. We've talked about having a COBRA: Health Insurance Continuation Subsidy. The IRS has extensive
relationship, but the timing was never good. Next thing you know he married a girl whoCOBRA Health Insurance Continuation Subsidy. he IRS has extensive
was pregnant because his family thought it was the mature thing to do. After a year he guidance for employers, including an updated Form 941, as well as information for
got into trouble with her family and now he's in jail for 7 years. We write and talk on qualifying individuals.
the phone and he knows I love him. I respect his marriage but my love is getting $250 for Social Security Recipients, Veterans and Railroad Retirees. The
stronger. Should I express my feelings to him?
Very Confused I express my fe gas, NV Economic Recovery Payment will be paid by the Social Security Administration,
Department of Veterans Affairs and the Railroad Retirement Board.
Dear Confused: Health Coverage Tax Credit. Credit increases from 65 percent to 80 percent
Let's do the math. One man went half on a baby with someone else plus one wedding of qualified health insurance premiums, and more people are eligible.
equals two and you're not in the equation. You're infatuated and want what you can't
have. He wasn't interested when he was free because he married someone else. He's More information on these and other provisions of the recovery program will be
interested now because he's on lockdown. Remain as friends because he can't do noth- available on this Web site, IRS.gov, as it become available.
ing for you but tell you what you want to hear. Save yourself some heartbreak because R s i .
when he gets released he's going to his wife and child and you'll be crushed again. General Questions and Answers Regarding the Recovery Package
Could the new law affect 2008 tax returns? ARRA could affect some 2008 tax
IAsk Deanna is written by Deanna M. Write Ask Deanna!Deanna M, 264 S La Cienega, Suite 1283,I returns due April 15, 2009. For example, for some small businesses changes in the
Beverlyldls, CA 90211 orEmail: askdeannal@yahoo.com Website: www.askdeanna.com et operating loss provisions could affect 2008 tax returns. And for first-time
homebuyers there is an expanded credit available on 2008 tax returns.
SHowever, most of the changes in ARRA will affect 2009 individual tax returns
filed next year and due April 15, 2010.
Announcements, meetings, h enings, and community events Does this new recovery program have any impact on the recovery rebate credit
'scheduled in Jacksonville and the surrounding area. for 2008 tax returns being filed now? No. But the IRS reminds taxpayers and tax
preparers to make sure they properly determine eligibility- for the recovery rebate
A credit before they file their 2008 federal tax returns.
SUMMER YOUTH EMPLOYMENT -Every year Work Source partners with Where are more details on the tax provisions of the recovery law?
local businesses to provide Summer employment for the youth in Jacksonville. A summary of the key provisions is available from the Senate Finance and
This year with the Economic Stimulus money, we have hundreds of jobs that are House Ways and Means committees.
available. The age range is betweenl4-24 years of age. The website is
www.worksourcefl.com
A BENEFIT CONCERT FOR THE FAMILIES OF THE "14" IMPERIAL
SUGAR REFINERY WORKERS -The benefit will be held at the Hyatt
Regency Savannah, Two West Bay Street, Savannah, GA. The date of the benefit
is May 2, 2009 from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. A reception is scheduled immediate- $M O NEY M AT ERS $ iJll
ly before the program and concert from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Light hors d' oeu-
vres and cash bar available. Dress for the occasion is Black and White and Semi- AUTOMATIC SAVINGS
formal. The benefit is sponsored by friends of the surviving family members to
assist them during this period of Economic Crisis in our country. And to remem- Suppose your local utility company notified you
ber the "14" that were called to make the ultimate sacrifice. For ticket purchases that they made a mistake and overcharged you eighty-
or donations: ellisonpromoting.eventbrite.com or for additional information call three dollars per month for the last ten years. Would you
(921).306-5736. be angry? Probably, but supposed they apologized and
TEN STAR ALL STAR BASKETBALL CAMP final applications are now sent you a fat refund check that included interest in the
being evaluated for the Ten Star All Star Summer Basketball Camp is by invita- amount of fifteen thousand dollars? I bet that your
tion only. Boys and girls ages 10 19 are eligible to apply. Past participants anger would suddenly disappear as soon as you
include: Michael Jordan, Tim Duncan, Vince Carter, Jerry Stackhouse, Grant Hill received your check. Fifteen thousand dollars unexpectedly showing up in any of
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ARIES
March 21st thru April 19th
You're feeling much more domestic than
usual during the first half of the week, and
should think about family and repair proj-
ects before other issues. If you can handle it,
you may find it fruitful to have a heart-to-
heart with a parent. Exciting energy floods
your senses later in the week, so expect to
have a good time out of almost anything
then. Push ahead with something totally
new! The weekend is better for slowing way
down and enjoying the ride -- you don't need
to rush anything just yet!

TAURUS
April 20th thru Nlay 20th
Listen carefully and make sure that you're
also speaking in turn through Wednesday
-communication is far more important
than usual, and' should be easier for you to
achieve. Try to get your peers to see what
is most important to you! Don't overdo it
later in the week, though, or you may find
that others stop listening when they
decide that you've said enough. It's a fine
line! Your good energy this weekend
makes it far more likely thaf folks want to
hang out with you and follow your lead --
it's easy to get folks to open up.

GEMINI
L ij NMay 21st thru June 21st
Watch out for foul moods during the first
half of the week, in yourself as well as those
around you. It's a time that makes disap-
pointment ten times as bitter as usual, and
you need to avoid raising expectations too
high. See if you can coast through to
Thursday, when your intellectual energy
starts to rise dramatically. You should be
able to realign yourself with a plan that is
much more reasonable for you. Though your
emotional side is a bit stiffer this weekend,
you should still be able to understand what
those around you are going through.

CANCER
June 22nd thru July 22nd
Go ahead and talk to yourself for the first
few days of the week -- if anyone thinks
you're crazy, they'll soon learn otherwise!
It's a good time for you to see if you can get
your people to commit to something new
and important. If you show off a little on
Thursday'and Friday, it's for a good reason,
and you ought to impress the right people
and put yourself in a good position for tle
future. Attend to the small details of your
life this weekend, if only to get ready for
larger things to come.


LEO
SJuly 23rd thru Aug 22nd
Expect big ideas to come your way early this
week -- through your own inspiration or
through mundane channels like email.
You're in just the right frame of mind to give
them the careful consideration they deserve,
so take the time to think them through. At
least one leads to some serious recognition'
on Thursday or Friday, and you should be
able to make the most of your great energy
then. The weekend is better spent consider-
ing your financial situation -- you need to
make some tweaks if you want to succeed!

VIRGO
Aug 23rd thru Sept 22nd
Fall back on your good friends as the week begins
- you know they're there for you, and it's easier
than ever to ask them for anything you may need.
You are all more or less on the same page, so work
together! Try your best to relax on Thursday and
Friday especially when new ideas or requests
come your way. Flexibility should go a long way
toward making life sweeter for you. The weekend
is as exactly good as you make it, and can be
almost perfect if you put a little work into it early
on!


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J LIBRA
i.u. Sept 23rd thru Oct 22nd
You need to spend some time during the first
half of this week just taking stock of your
life and appreciating all the things (and peo-
ple) you may not have noticed up until now.
It may be hard for you to understand some of
the connections, but that just means you
need to make time for thinking. Let yourself
dive into some big project or idea on
Thursday -- you don't have to worry about
how all the pieces fit together as long as
you're doing something you love. The week-
end is a little annoying, thanks to an almost-
forgotten task that seems to take you forever
to get around to doing.

SCORPIO
Oct 23rd thru Nov 21st
You get word from far away of a friend's or
relative's big adventure -- and it inspires you
to plan your own! The first half of the week
is a good time to think really big, because
you can always negotiate down from taking
a year off to sail around the world on your
own. Work issues loom large on Thursday
and Friday -- especially if you aren't your
own boss. Dealing with supervision is tricky
business at this time. Your mind is almost
perfectly organized this weekend, though,
and you should be able to come up with a
great plan that covers everything that you
need to get done.

SAGITTARIUS
Nov 22nd thru Dec 21st
You just aren't so sure about what you need
to do next when the week begins -- but keep
asking questions! You're in the right frame of.
mind to accept big changes, or sets of small
changes that add up to something great.
When things start to gel (Thursday or Friday,
most likely), your good mood is ineradicable
and you should find that those around you
are caught up in your excitement. Bills and
red tape may consume at least a good chunk
of your weekend, so get'ready for some
detail-heavy drudgery.

CAPRICORN
Dec 22nd thru Jan 19th
You're doing quite a bit of eye-rolling all the
way through Wednesday evening -- almost
everyone you know is overreacting to some
bit of news or surprise announcement, and
you seem to be the only one who has any
kind of perspective..Good luck sharing it!
Things might actually get worse for your.
people later in the week, as a wave of selfish
energy flows over them and it suddenly
becomes dog-eat-dog for almost everyone
but you. Focus on your own projects and'all
will be well. The weekend brings blessed
relief, and your mind opens up to new ideas
and information.

SAQUARIUS
,As"'/ Jan 20th thru Feb 18th
The first few days of the week are great for
committing (or recommitting) yourself to
exercise in all its forms. Try yoga, take the
stairs instead of the elevator or just swallow
your pride and go back to the gym -- you'll
be glad you did! A seeming contradiction
turns into an extraordinary new idea for you
on Thursday or Friday, and you should be
able to work it to your advantage within a
few weeks at the most. Try to ease up on
your working life this weekend. There's no
great urgent need for you to complete any
deals until next week, anyway!

4| PISCES
Feb 19th thru March 20th
Your poetic imagination makes the first half
of the week seem almost magical -- for you
and for those close enough to consider fam-
ily. It's the best time to share your feelings or
to try out new artistic projects. Beware of
work issues on 'Thursday and Friday, espe-
cially involving your immediate supervisor
or closest client. Things could get quite con-
tentious if you don't de-escalate immediate-
ly. A little detective work should clear up
any lingering doubts about your friends or
family this weekend.


Pain Killers And
Alcohol Equals A DUI

Officer was travelling northbound
on Lane Ave. south of Park St. The
suspect vehicle was travelling in the
fast lane and appeared to be swerv-
ing within the lane. The suspect
vehicle swerved to the left two times
and both left tires rode into the cen-
ter turn lane. Officer activated
emergency lights as she
approached the red signal light at
the intersection of Park St. and
Lane Ave. The suspect vehicle was
stopped and as Officer began to
exit the vehicle, she saw the vehi-
cles back up lights illuminated and
the vehicle began rolling back
toward her. The vehicle then went
forward and the vehicle pulled over
to the right and stopped with a sud-
den hard braking that caused the
front end to dip down. Officer made
contact with the driver (suspect)
and saw immediately that her eyes
appeared glassy. Officer asked the
suspect to exit the vehicle and she
complied. The suspect was asked if
she had been drinking and she stat-
ed, "Yes." The suspect then stated
that she was texting while driving.
Officer could smell 'an odor of an
alcoholic beverage emitting from
the suspect's breath. She request-
ed the assistance of another officer
after noticing the suspect's driving
pattern:'

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Officer made contact with this sus-
pect who was partially seated in the
rear of the listed vehicle. The sus-
pect spoke with her, and Officer
explained the observations that
another Officer made, and
explained that she was present to
conduct a DUI investigation. During
contact with this suspect, Officer
could smell the odor of an alcoholic
beverage coming from her breath.
Additionally, her eyes were red and
glassy. They read the suspect her
Miranda Rightst via card and she
acknowledged that she understood.
Post-Miranda, the suspect stated
that she consumed "4" Martini's
while at Martini Mondays in San
Marco. The suspect stated that she
also takes Loritab and Flexerall for
back pain associated with her Job.
Based onally, observations, and the
aforementioned elements, Officer
requested the suspect cooperate
with SSE. During these .iaSFSE, the
suspect displayed clues of impair-
ment. The suspect rated herself a
"3 or 4" on a defined 1-10 scale of
impairment.

The suspect was arrested and
transported to the P.T.D.F. for pro-
cessing. It should be noted that the


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suspect had her minor child in the
vehicle at the time of this incident.
The suspect's parents responded to
the scene and took responsibility for
the minor child. The listed vehicle
was left secured at the scene per
the suspect's request..

Improper Window Tint
Stop Leads To Drugs

A vehicle was observed traveling
south on SI. Augustine Rd. The
vehicle then turned on to east on to
Sheridan Ln. As Officer was catch-
ing up to the vehicle it failed to stop
at the stop sign at Sheridan Ln. and
Drew St. The driver then proceeded
south on Drew 51 and pulled into a
yard and Officer conducted a traffic
stop. He requested the driver to
provide a license, registration, and
insurance. As the suspect retrieved
his registration from the glove box
Officer observed a silver object.
The driver advised it was a calcula-
tor. Officer asked if he could see it.
The driver pulled it out and handed
it to him. Police Officer observed
that it was scales (commonly used
to weigh drugs) and had marijuana
residue on it. He detained the sub-
ject at that time and advised him of
his Constitutional Rights by card.
Officer asked suspect if he could
search the rest of the vehicle which
he agreed. A search of his vehicle
revealed a cigar container with
crack rocks and a baggie of mari-
juana found in the headliner above
the driver. The driver advised that
the listed items belonged to him. He
advised that he made a stupid mis-
take because he has is currently
attending classes to be an electri-
cian. The driver was arrested and
transported to the PTDF. The driver
was cited for Window tint and fail-
ure to stop at a stop sign. Case
cleared by arrest.


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EUGENE MONROE:
Round 1, 8 overall, T 6'6 315
Virginia. The Jaguars needed
to find a young body for the
left tackle position and
Eugene Monroe was great
value at this spot. Monroe
has smooth feet, polished
technique and he has the
ability to develop into a top
NFL offensive lineman.
Position; T C 1 a s s
Senior; School: Virginia;
Conference: ACC Ht., Wt.:
6-5, 3091bs 40 Time: 5.21
BIOGRAPHY: Full-
time starter the past two sea-
sons after playing six games
with the first team as a soph-
omore. All-Conference and
All-America selection as a
senior. Spent most of his col-
lege career at left tackle after
seeing sporadic action at
right guard as a freshman.
POSITIVES: Athletic,
pass-protecting left tackle
with a large .degree of
upside. Blocks with a wide
base, good knee bend, and
keeps his feet moving.
Effectively fights with his
hands, stays square and
quick in his all-around
game. A display outstanding
lateral blocking range, and
easily slides out to protect
the edge. Fluid moving on
his feet, and shows skill
blocking in motion. Stays
square, keeps the defender in
front of him, and shows the
ability to handle quick, ath-
letic defenders. Works well
with teammates.
NEGATIVES: Not a


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dominant drive blocker who
gets a lot of movement on
running downs. Tries to out-
guess defenders and lets
opponents slip past him on
occasion. Susceptible to
inside moves by defenders.
Not considered a very
aggressive or tough lineman.
ANALYSIS: Monroe is
a prospect whose game has
taken off the past two years,
and he's an athletic lineman
who should only get better
as he becomes more experi-
enced at the position. He has
starting ability at the next
level, and he offers a great
amount of upside, yet he
needs to improve his playing
strength and learn to consis-
tently focus on the task at
hand. Monroe should quick-
ly break into the starting
lineup for the team that
selects him. (Analysis pro-
vided by ESPN Scouts Inc)
EBEN BRITTON:
Round 2, 39 overall, T, 6'6,
3101bs, Arizona
The Jaguars needed to
address offensive tackle in
this draft did so with their
first two picks. Britton is a
real technician at the posi-
tion, but because of his short
arms he is a bit limited to the
right side. However, he has
the ability to become a very
good right tackle at the next
level.
Position: T C 1a ss :
Junior School: Arizona
Conference: Pac 10 Ht.,
Wt.: 6-6, 309 lbs 4 0
Time: 5.10
BIOGRAPHY: Three-
year starter awarded all-
Conference honors after his


sophomore and junior sea-
sons. Started every game he
played at Arizona, spending
most of his time at left tack-
le.
POSITIVES: Nice-
sized offensive lineman who
gets the most from his abili-
ties. A block with good
leverage and keeps his pads
low. Stout at the point keeps
his feet moving, and anchors
in pass protection. Shows
the ability to slide out and
protect the edge, making
good use of blocking angles,
Sand easily riding opponents
from the action. Plays heads-
up football, recognizes
blitzes thrown by opponents,
and works well with team-
mates. Large enough to
completely engulf or smoth-
er defenders. Makes excep-
tional use of his hands,
quickly getting them into
defenders, and then correctly
placing them to keep oppo-
nents from the action.
Controls opponents once
engaged in a block.
NEGATIVES: Stands
to improve his run blocking,
and must learn to finish off
opponents. Struggles han-
dling speedy edge rushers
who get the first step on him,
and is slow to adjust.
Ineffective in motion, and
lacks the ability to hit a mov-
ing targets.
ANALYSIS: Britton is
a solid offensive tackle with
a good degree of upside
potential. Slightly overrated
coming into the pre-draft
process might have been bet-
ter off returning for his sen-
ior season at Arizona, and


Nominated for 2009 U.S. Olympic
Hall of Fame -
The United States Olympic
Committee (USOC)
announced the finalists for
Sthe U.S. Olympic Hall of
Fame Class of 2009 at a
press event at the Palmer
House Hilton in Chicago.
The star-studded nomi-
nee list of 15 individuals,
five teams and five
Paralympians includes
Olympic legends such as
Teresa Edwards, Gary Hall,
Sr., Michael Johnson, Picabo
Street, the 1992 Men's
Olympic Basketball Team,
and more.
The inductees will be
revealed in early July and
,, will be honored at a black-tie
induction ceremony on Aug.
12 at McCormick Place in
Chicago. The U.S. Olympic
Hall of Fame presented by
S, Allstate is the only national
.N ,,sports Hall of Fame that
includes fan voting.
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The nominee list of 15 individuals, five teams and five
Paralympians includes Olympic legends such as Teresa
Edwards, Gary Hall, Sr., Picabo Street, the 1992 Men's
Olympic Basketball Team, and Michael Johnson.

The induction ceremony will honor the 2009 U.S.
Olympic Hall of Fame class and introduce a new interna-
tional award the Olive Branch Award given to an indi-
vidual or individuals who best represent the international
ideals of the Olympic Games by working to build a peace-
ful and better world through sport.
Also new to 2009, the induction ceremony will feature
a special fundraising banquet to benefit Chicago 2016,
Chicago's bid to host the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic
Games.
A 10-person nominating committee consisting of ath-
letes, members of the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame, histori-
ans, and USOC representatives, selected nominees for the
induction class of 2009.
Fans can vote by visiting www.teamusa.org. The nom-
inees include:
Greg Barton, canoe/kayak / Jeff Blatnick,
wrestling / Valerie Brisco-Hooks, athletics / Tracie
Ruiz-Conforto, swimming / Teresa Edwards, basket-
ball / Gary Hall, Sr., swimming / Michael Johnson,
athletics / Mary T. Meagher, swimming / Sheila
Young Ochowicz, speedskating / Darrell Pace,
archery / Terry Schroeder, water polo / John Smith,
wrestling / Picabo Street, alpine skiing / Peter
Westbrook, fencing / Willye White, athletics


Jaguars' No. 1 draft pick,
Virginia's Eugene Monroe
(Photo by Pete Emerson)
then entering the 2010 draft,
where he would've graded as
a top-20 selection. Britton
presently ranks as a solid
early-to-mid choice in round
two, and he will eventually
develop into a starting tackle
at the next level once he
completes his game and
improves his playing
strength. (Analysis provided
by ESPN Scouts Inc)


The Jaguars picked two
players rom Arizona in the
NFL draft. Eben Britton
with the second pick and
later Mike Thomas. (Photos
courtesy of Luke Adams)
DEREK COX: Round
3, 73 overall, DB, Height,
6'1, Weight: 1861bs, William
& Mary
Combine Results:
40-yard dash: 4.39 sec-
onds
Vertical Jump: 36.5
inches
Broad Jump: 11'8" (best
this draft by any player from
any school at any position)
3 Cone Drill: 6.8 sec-
onds (combine results pro-
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f illiam and Mary's Derek
Cox was chosen by the
Jaguars in the NFL Draft
(Photo courtesy of Pete
Clawson)
Services/cdsdraft.com)
Analysis: Cox is a
small-school prospect who
flashes above-average ball
skills and has the potential to
develop into an effective
punt return man. But we are
concerned about the level of
competition he faced in col-
lege and really would've
liked to see him run at the
combine. (Analysis provided
by ESPN Scouts Inc.)


Sergio Defends Tiger Returns To THE PLAYERS
Next Week
By Mike Bonts. Sports Editor
Currently the No. 3 ranked player in the world. Sergio Garcia comes into THE PLAYERS
Championship looking to become the first player since the tournament began 35 years ago to
successfully defend his title. Garcia has won seven rimes on the PGA TOUR, including last
year's playoff victory at the famous 17th hole at THE PLAYERS.
The win at THE PLAYERS helped him finish the 2008 season ranked third in the final
FedExCup standings. On the way, be won the Byron Nelson Award for the lowest adjusted
scoring average (69.12) and captured the Vardon Trophy (lowest scoring average) becoming the
first European-born winner of the award on the PGA TOUR since Harry Cooper in 1937.
In winning the 2008 PLAYERS, Garcia joined'Tiger Woods as the only players in tourna-
ment history to finish runner up and then win the following year (Woods finished second to Hall
Sutton in 2000 and then won in 2001).
Last year's playoffended what was the longest playoff drought on the PGA TOUR. The last
playoff at THE PLAYERS Championship came in 1987 when Sandy l.yle beat Jeff Sluman
with a par on the third playoff hole.
Garcia joined Lyle as the only European-born players to win at THE PLAYERS
Championship.
While Woods has not missed a cut 11 attempts at THE PLAYERS, he has gone a stretch of
six consecutive appearances without a top-10 finish dating back to his victory in 2001. The six
consecutive events without notching a top-10 finish is Woods' longest active streak and also the
longest streak at any single event in Woods' career.
All of his career top-10 finishes at TPC Sawgrass came in three straight appearances (1999
T-10. 2000 2nd and 2001 1st).
THE PLAYERS Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass is one of the great tests i golf. The risk-
reward options on the par 5s and the difficulty of the final two holes make for exciting golf.
Woods has played the par 5s (2, 9. 11, 16) brilliantly in his career, with a total combined score
of 84-under-par. His worst hole has been the par-3 17th island green, where he is 13-over-par
for his career.
Woods has recorded 12 victories in the state of Florida (13 wins in California): Florida
Victories (Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by MasterCard-5-2000-03. 2008-09; FUNAI
Children's Miracle Network Classic presented by Wal-Mart --2-1996, 1999, Ford
Championship at Doral--2-2005-06, THE PLAYERS Championship--1-2001, WGC-CA
Championship- 1-2007).
In four events in 2009, Woods has three top-10 finishes and one victory at the Arnold Palmer
Invitational presented by MasterCard. He is currently ranked 14th in the FedExCup standings
with 720 points.
STHE PLAYERS Fast Facts
Dates: May 4-10
Where: Ponte Vedra Beach. FL
Course: THE PLAYERS Stadium Course, TPC Sawgrass (7,215 yards, par-72)
FedExCup 600 points to the winner
Purse: TBA ($9.5 million in 2008)
Winner's Share: TBA ($1.71 million in 2008)
Format: Four-day, 72-hole stroke-play competition
Defending Champion: Sergio Garcia


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Jacksonville Mayor John Peyton, joined by Special
Events' Theresa O'Donnell Price and Jim Bailey,
Downtown Action Committee Chair, highlighted the
countless events hosted by the City of Jacksonville and
downtown partners during the month of May as part of
the Make a Scene Downtown! initiative.

Especially important during challenging economic times,
many of the events are free or low cost and will help drive
an increased potential customer base to downtown mer-
chants. Including events like the annual Jacksonville
Jazz Festival, the resurgence of the Jacksonville
Symphony Orchestra's Starry Nights, the World of
Nations Celebration and countless concerts, shows and
activities hosted by numerous organizations, the month
of May will feature hundreds of exciting opportunities to
experience downtown.

In the year since the Make a Scene Downtown! initiative
began it has helped to breathe life back into "everyone's
neighborhood" by making it a social and cultural event
destination through partnerships that are unique and
unprecedented in recent years.


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When: May 21-24


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formances and activities along the Laura Street Corridor, The
Jacksonville Landing, Hemming Plaza, Snyder Memorial Church,
downtown businesses and vacant buildings. This FREE festival will be
transformed into a vibrant setting with multiple stages of entertain-
ment, Art in the Heart Downtown Art Show & Sale, Wine Down Tasting
Experience (ticketed), Generation Next Youth Talent Competition,
children's educational activities, jazz exhibits and movies. Other festi-
val highlights include the Jacksonville Jazz Piano Competition,
'Round Midnight Jazz Jam, Jazz Talk, and Sunday Jazz Brunches.


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14 YEAR OLD JACKSONVILLE Preventing And Treating Swine Flu
NATIVE ADVANCES M EDICAL ES Ile A Suine tiin i the news. with documented cases of
NATIVE ADVAN CE IC AL 1111human to human transis5111551ion.
PROCEDU RE According to ne,,s reports, this outbreak has "pan-
demic potential." \with at least 62 people ding in
l Iexico, and o er 1,t00 cases reported in that country.
Whoever said Doogie Howser was just a fictional character hasn't met Tony t
Hansberry II, a ninth grader from Jacksonville, has invented a new way to Sx ine flu, or Sine Influenza. s caused b the
sew up patients after hysterectomies. Tony Hansberry II is not your average Influenza type A irus found in pigs.
14 year old, while most teens at 14 are just entering high school, Tony is Symptoms of sine flu are similar to those of regular
doing hands on surgery. influenza, and can include feter. cough. sore throat.
His father is a Pastor at an African Methodist Episcopal Church and his chlls. fatigue and bod\ aches. Gastroiintestinal sy mprtons like oliting and diar-
mother a registered nurse. Tony is a student at Darnell-Cookman middle and rhea can be present as well The diagnosis is made b\ analyzing a respirator\ spec-
high school close to Shands. It's easy to see why he would excel in this area imen. whichh is generally collected v, within 4 to 5 days after the onset of illness.
coming from this magnet school, he also gained an internship to the
University of Florida's Center .Anr no, y0 cannot get swine flu from eating or preparing pork.
Sfor Simulation Education and \\hat medications are available to treat s\\ine flu infections in humans?
-,'., Safety Research. There are four different anti tral drugs that are licensed for use in the US for the
treatment of influenza. amnntadine. nnantadine. oseltanm\ ir and zanaimi ir. While
llost s\\ine intluenza viruses haxe beent susceptible to all tour drugs. the most
*'4 I?, *recent sw\ne influenza viruses isolated from humans are resistant to amantadine,
and rinmantadine. At this time. CDC reconunends the use of oseltami ir or.
-.'" zanamix ir for the treatment and or prevention of infection \ with s\x mi ininfluenza

S 7 Of course, conunon-sense infection control techniques apply. These include fte-
; i quent hand washing using a tissue to cover your nose and mouth when sneezing.
a\voidin, close contact \\ith those demonstrating symptoms, and aold touching
;io/ ,r. vor e\ es. nose or mouth. Face masks and respirators are most useful for people'
.Iw l. i\\ho are in crowded senines. such as classrooms or airplanes. where they \\ iIl pro-,
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.' sneezing on other people.
This e\ent has a serious probability of worsening rapidly, and considering that
Sm1ost of the dead x\ere previously health\ adults between the ages fo 25 and 45,
has the real potential to become a pandemic
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OUT BY MAYOR JOHN PAYTON TO COMMUNITY LEADERS

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must contain one of each digit. So must every
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SYouth Summer Employment and Work Experiences
The WorkSource Summer Success Program provides 6-week summer work experiences for youth ages 14 24. Young workers
receive stipends and transportation assistance, and commit to approximately 20 hours of work per week for six weeks. (Hours and
schedules -may vary by site.)
The work experiences provide young people the opportunity to work as part of a team and gain valuable skills. Eligibility is
income-based, and parents must provide eligibility documentation and consent for their child to obtain a scholarship for the
Summer Success Program.
Go online to download an application. (You can automatically fill-out to print or print and fill out in black or blue ink.)
http://www.worksourcefl.com/


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EMPLOYMENT
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Youth Development Specialist: Duval County
The Youth Development Specialist position is responsible
for providing social services and assistance to improve
the functioning of children and their families. The special-
ist is responsible for maximizing the family well-being and
the academic functioning of children in schools by
addressing such'problems as teenage pregnancy, misbe-
havior, and truancy. Applicant must possess a college
degree in Sociology or Psychology, or related fields with a
minimum of 2 yrs. experience in Social Service or a com-
bination of education and experience. Must have comput-
er skills and knowledge of various types of software.
Apps/Resumes may be mailed or faxed to NFCAA Attn:
HR Dept., P.O. Box 52025, Jacksonville, FL 32201 or fax:
(904) 398-7480. Phone: (904) 398-7472 ext. 206.
Closing date of application is 5/6/09.


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REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
PROPOSAL NUMBER 09-13
2010 "Logistics and Intermodal Conference" Hotel
FOR THE
JACKSONVILLE PORT AUTHORITY
Proposals will be received by the Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT) until 2:00 P.M. lol
time on Friday, May 15,2009, at which time they willbe opened in the First Floor Conference
Room, 2831 Talleyrand Avenue, Jacksonville, Florida 32206.
All Proposals must be submitted in accordance with the Specifications of Proposal #09-13,
which may be obtained on April 28,2009, from our website:
http://wwv.jaxport.com/about/projects.cfn

Procurement & Contract Service Department
P. O. Box 3005
(2831 Talleyrand Avenue)
Jacksonville, Florida 32206
(904) 357-3017



REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
PROPOSAL NUMBER 09-14
Employee Benefits Agent of Record
FOR THE
JACKSONVILLE PORT AUTHORITY
AND JACKSONVILLE AVIATION AUTHORITY
Proposals will be received by the Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT) until 2:00 P.M. local
time on Thursday, May 21, 2009, at which time they will be opened in the First Floor
Conference Room, 2831 Talleyrand Avenue, Jacksonville, Florida 32206.
A MANDATORY pre-proposal conference will be held at 10:00 A.M. on
Friday, May 8,2009, First Floor ConferenceRoom PCOB located at
2831 Talleyrand Avenue, Jacksonville, Florida 32206.
Failure to attend the Mandatoryre-Proposal Meeting will result in disqualification of proposal
and rejection of RFP.
All Proposals must be submitted in accordance with the Specifications ofProposal # 09-14,
which may biobtained on April 28, 2009, from our website:
http://www.jaxportcom/about/projects.cfm

Procurement & Contract Service Department
P.O. Box 3005
(2831 Talleyrand Avenue)
Jacksonville, Florida 32206
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