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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:
UF00028362:00920

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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:
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Eureka Gardens Family

Needs Help, Son Killed

first homicide this year at Eureka
Gardens. In 2008 there was one
and seven in 2007. After which, the
City added lights within the 400
unit complex which made a differ-
Henry Jamal Duhart, ence. However, Wednesday, Henry
was found lying in the road with
gunshot wounds after witness heard abut three shots.
Word. is, Henry was shot by Dominic, also called
Dutch but no other information is available.
Henry's family needs your financial help to support
funeral arrangements and to help find the killer. You
may call Pastor Chaney at 904-772-7588 with your
financial contribution. Call Crime Stoppers at 1-866-
845-TIPS with information leading to an arrest.

Store Owner Killed

Protecting His Dream
Hagos Admasu Gebreagziabher,
41, was a hard working Ethiopian
businessman who came to this
country with a dream of owning a
family food store. He made his.
dream true two years ago when
the father of two teenage sons
opened the doors of his business.
Hagos Admasu
Hagziabher, 41, He worked seven days a week,
murdered operating his business on W. 13th.
When he closed his store
Monday, it is believed that two teenage boys who were
shoplifting earlier, shot him as he attempted to enter his
vehicle.
Presently, the doors of the store have been locked,
waiting for answers. Please call with information to 1-.
866-845-TIPS. You can receive cash for your help.

FCAT Up-Reading, Math
Just released information shows that 61% of Florida
students are at or above grade level in reading and 67%
in math in grades 3 through 10. Reading scores
increased in all but 10th grade. Duval County declined
only in three categories compared to the state average
with a decline in six categories.
With this improvement, it is rumored that George
Maxey, principal of Ribault Middle School is getting
transferred for the 2009-2010 school year and the com-
munity is against the move since he has worked so hard
to bridge the achievement gap. With his success, the
school board is considering moving him. It is the
understanding of The Star, that his is not his desire or
the desire of the community. Call Pat Willis at 390-
2678, Ed Pratt-Dannals at 390-2115 and Brenda
Priestly Jackson at 390-2374 with a request that Mr.
Maxey remain at Ribault Middle School so that. our
children will continue to achieve.

Man at 29 Years of Age,

Father of 20-21 Children
Desmond Hatchett, 29, admitted.to
the CBS affiliate in Knoxville, TN
That he is the father of 20 children,
and possibly 21 but, that was never
his intention. The state requires a
-Desmod father to pay between $25 and $309
Desmond
Hatchett, 29 per month for child support but is
limited to garnishing only 50% of a
persons wages. Therefore, the State of Tennessee has a
big load because of Hatchett's habit of impregnating
women, despite his low income. He said he had four


children in the same year
have any more.


but now claims he will not


Jacksonville Host National Confe

Crime Prevention in Black Comn
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MAD DADS issued a plea for no murders in May in
honor of Mother's Day for Jacksonville. That did not
happen but what did happen is the city of Jacksonville
continued its effort to change the attitudes to stop the
Marc Moral, Susan Taylor, Rev.Rudolph Bishop crime and hosted a conference on crime prevention.
National Urban formerly of McKissick, Vaughn Last week May 20-23 the city of Jacksonville was the
League Essence Sr. McLaughlin host of the 24th National Conference on Preventing
Crime in the Black Community, which was held at the Jacksonville Hyatt
Regency Riverfront Hotel. The conference is celebrating 24 years of providing various ideas and workshops in
an effort to curtail the violence that largely affects the black community.
This conference is a collaborative effort sponsored by Attorney Generals Bill McCollum (Florida) and Thurbert
E. Baker (Georgia) to address issues relatingto the disproportionate number of African-Americans who are under
the supervision of the criminal justice system. The agenda was designed to showcase successful programs and
promote a positive exchange of ideas on the subject. Focal points includes plenary sessions, luncheons and break-
out sessions for both adults and teens, and a teen listening summit. Numerous crime prevention program models
that are transferable to other communities were highlighted. Crime Continued on A-7


Remembering Our Love
Ones on Memorial Day


SImnIli! l pidacs IIUWe al I u i.yl ive si. UI t In IlaVy
veteran son and her daughter in Gainesville.
See more Memorial Day activities Page B1
Jacksonville Loses a
Radio Legend of-WCGL
The Rev. Bill Coleman, a
Jacksonville native, started in
gospel radio in 1978. Until his
death Wednesday, he, was 'at
WCGL-1360. He was also sen-
ior pastor of the Greater Mt: The Rev. Bill
Pleasant Baptist Church in addi- Coleman
tion to being employed by the Duval County
School Board. Services are being arranged.


Florida Minority Conference


Florida Minority Community Reinvestment Coalition, led by Al
Pina, chair, standing with hand on shoulder of Jacksonville
City Councilwoman Glorious Johnson. Pina will begin a water-
only hunger strike protesting Bank of America lending habits.
In a meeting in Clearwater, Florida May 26-28, 2009 of
Florida Minority Community Reinvestment Coalition,
consisting of more than 50 community and neighborhood
organizations of Blacks, Asian, Puerto Rican-Hispanic
and other minority chamber members got together and
sponsored in part by seven banks, excluding Bank of
America, to protest and plan actions to address unem-
ployment, home foreclosures and economic uncertainty
on the hardest hit segments of society.
Florida Continued -A7


First Black Female CEO

of Fortune 500 Company
Ursula Burns,: now serves as
President of Xerox Corp. She has
been with Xerox since 1980 when
she started as a summer intern
with a focus on mechanical engi- -'
nearing. She became president in
2007. Tuesday, Xerox announced
that she will become chief execu-
tive officer on July 1, 2009.
Ms. Burns' promotion to CEO of
Xerox will make her the first
Black female to sit at the top of a
Fortune 500 company. There are 4
four other.Black CEOs and 15 Ursula Burns, President,
other female CEOs of a Fortune Xerox Corp.
500 company. The four other
Fortune 500 companies lead by Black men are American
Express, Aetna, Darden Restaurants and Delphi.
Bums is getting this promotion at a very hard time when com-
panies are cutting back on printing and office supplies. In fact,
Xerox has cut its 2009 profit outlook almost in half. However,
she has been praised for her leadership quality as she has
already been instrumental in reviving the company's financial
health and is an inspiration to females of color.


First Minority Female Nominated for
Supreme Court by President Obama
Judge Sonia Sotomayor has been
nominated by President Obama to be
seated on the United States Supreme
Court. She is the first Latina to be
nominated.
Judge Sotomayor was born and
raised in South Bronx public housing
and has distinguished herself in aca-
Judge Sonia demia, a big-city prosecutor and as a
leading figure on the federal bench.
If confirmed, she would start with more federal judicial
experience than any new Justice in 100 years, Even so,
many Republicans are against her appointment.
Woman's False Kidnapping
Living in Florida and knowing the history of
Rosewood, many Blacks are not surprised about
Bonnie Sweeten, a Pennsylvania suburban mother
who claimed she and her daughter had been abducted
and stuffed in the trunk of a car by two Black men.
Bonnie Sweeten, 38 made a phone to tell of her
ordeal. But that reminds us also of Charles Stuart in
1990 in Boston that murdered his pregnant wife and
said it was done by a Black man. And as you watch
the news and live in the Black community, you have
Woman's Continued A7


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African-Americans Can Get Skin Cancer:
Protect Yourself This Summer

by Cancer Institute National


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As the summer heats up,
Americans will begin
spending more time outside,
grilling, playing outdoor
sports, doing yard work,
going to the beach--enjoy-
ing the sunshine. But there
may be risk for something
much more serious than a
tan.
African-Americans may
not be as careful with their
sun safety habits as their
White counterparts, believ-
ing that the melanin in their
darker skin is protecting
them from skin cancer.
While skin cancer is less
common in people with
darker skin, people of color
are at some risk for the dis-
ease.
Unfortunately, African-
Americans are often diag-
nosed at an advanced stage,
when there is less chance
for a cure.
Although the number of
African- Americans affect-
ed is small, it's important to
know that proper caution
may help you and your
friends and family prevent
the disease. In this Lifelines
column, the National
Cancer Institute (NCI)
addresses myths about skin
cancer and discusses how
African- Americans can
protect their skin.
Myth: There is only
one type of skin cancer.


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Facts: There are several
types of skin cancer. The
two most common types are
non-melanoma skin cancer
(basal cell cancer and squa-
mous cell cancer) and
melanoma. Basal cell skin
cancer grows slowly. It usu-
ally occurs on areas of the
skin that have been in the
sun, and it is most common
on the face. Basal cell can-
cer rarely spreads to other
parts of the body. Squamous
cell skin cancer also occurs
on parts of the skin that have.
been in the sun, but it also
may be in places that are not
in the sun. Squamous cell
cancer sometimes spreads to
lymph nodes and organs
inside the body. Melanoma
occurs much less frequently
than basal cell and squa-
mous cell cancer, but it is
the most serious and deadly
form of skin cancer.
Among African-
Americans, squamous cell
cancer is the most common
form of skin cancer.
Although squamous cell
cancer is generally curable,
it may be more serious when
it occurs in African-
Americans than when it
appears in Whites. And
although melanoma is much
less common in African-
Americans than in Whites,
when it does occur in
African-Americans it is par-


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ticularly deadly. This dis-
ease usually begins as an
abnormal mole. In Whites,
melanomas often develop
on the trunk and legs, but in
African Americans,
melanomas are most often
found under the nails, on the
palms of hands, and on the
soles of the feet.
Myth: The only risk
factor for skin cancer is
exposure to UV radiation
(the sun)
Facts: Research has
shown that several risk fac-
tors are associated with the
development of skin cancer.
For example, studies sug-
gest that both exposure to
ultraviolet (UV) radiation
and the sensitivity of a per-
son's skin to UV radiation
are risk factors for skin can-
cer. UV radiation is the
name for the invisible rays
that are part of the energy
that comes from the sun.
But there are other risk fac-
tors, such as having burns or
scars on the skin, a weak-
ened immune system, previ-
ous exposure to radiation
therapy, and chronic skin
diseases like lupus.
Myth: I can't do any-
thing to reduce my risk for
skin cancer.
Facts: Protecting your
skin and eyes from the sun
is the single best way to
reduce your risk of skin can-
cer. For example, seek shade
or stay out of the midday
sun between 10am and 4pm
whenever you can. Use sun-
screen with a sun protection
factor (SPF) of at least 15,


and reapply every 2 hours
and after swimming or
sweating. Wear a hat with a
wide brim and sunglasses
that absorb UV rays. Wear
clothing that covers your
skin to protect against the
sun's UV rays, and use extra
caution near water snow and
sand which reflect UV rays.
It is also important not to
bum, to avoid tanning beds,
and to be aware of any
changes in your skin.
Melanoma usually begins as
an abnormal mole. For early
detection, make sure to
examine your skin once a
month to look for any new
growths or changes in exist-
ing lesions. If you identify a
skin change or are con-
cerned about your risk, talk
to your doctor.
How can African-
Americans learn more about
skin cancer?
You can visit the NCI
Web Site at
www.cancer.gov. From the
home page, choose
"Melanoma" or "Skin
Cancer" from the "Common
Cancer Types" list or call 1-
800-4-Cancer. Don't be
caught off guard with a skin
cancer diagnosis because
you assumed it could not
happen to you. Everyone
has some risk of skin cancer.
This summer and all year
round, protect yourself and
spread the word to your
friends and family to do the
same.


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The Florida Press Hall Of Fame


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Faith In Our Community
Schedule of Events and Services
RUTHE GRANT'S 29th ANNIVERSARY Sunday,
June 7, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. To be held at the Mt. Herman
Missionary Baptist Church, 5527 Redpoll Ave.,
Jacksonville, FL. Rev. A. L. Jordan, Sr. is the Pastor.
SUMMERVILLE MISSIONARY BAPTIST
CHURCH is presenting a GOSPEL EXPLOSION
Sunday, May 31, 2009 at 5:00 p.m. in the sanctuary of the
church located at 2842 Mars Ave. Rev. James W. Henry,
Pastor extends a cordial invitation to the public. For addi-
tional information, call (904) 354-8186.
BETHSAIDA TEMPLE MINISTRIES located at 1544
West 22nd St in Jacksonville with Pastor Wayne L. Wilson
is having their 12th Annual Multitude Weekend Outdoor
Service, Saturday, May 30th from 11:30 5:00 p.m. There
will be Dancers, Bouncer, Free Food, Free Fun, Free
Clothes, and Free Salvation. Call (904) 314-3804 for more
information.
GREATER NEW MT. MORIAH MISSIONARY BAP-
TIST CHURCH and Rev. Dr. Percy Jackson, Jr., Senior
Pastor, celebrates its 64th Church Anniv. and its Ist
Pastor's Anniv. Worship celebration (every Sunday at 4
p.m.) Except 2nd Sunday (Mother's day) & May 24th at 6
p.m. 1953 West 9th St., Jacksonville. (904) 374-1672.
ST. MATTHEW BAPTIST CHURCH, 27th St. &
Moncrief Rd., with Rev. George A. Price, Pastor. Hop on
board the Boomerang Express, Travel to the Land Down
Under for a week of nonstop action as we learn how it all
comes back to Jesus. The train leaves the station each
evening at 6:00 p.m. and returns at 8:30 p.m. G'Day Cafe'
opens at 5:00 p.m. It's Vacation Bible School at St.
Matthew Baptist Church like; you've never experienced
before! June 8th 12th. This week of fun, food, and excit-:
ing learning opportunities is free of charge and open to
everyone. In this one-week adventure, kids will hear Bible
stories, participate in cool crafts, motivating music, eat at
the G'Day Cafe', and play games at Recreation Rock. At
the same time, teenagers will experience Rock and Reef
Tour with Bible study and special activities planned just
for them. Adults also will have the opportunity to partici-
pate in a Bible study. Call (904) 768,7624 for more infor-
mation.
FIRST A.M.E. CHURCH -Women are invited to "A
Women's Health and Beauty Pamper Day," featuring ven-
dors in massage therapy, skin, nail care, and cosmetics,
along with designer candles, fashions, and jewelry. The.
women of First A.M.E. Church are also providing health
screening and a cafe for enjoying lunch. All this will take
place Saturday,'May 30, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the church -
91 Old Kings Road North in Palm Coast. First A.M.E.
Church, the pastoral ministry of the Rev. Gillard S.
Glover, can be reached at,(386) 446-5759.
EBENEZER UNITED METHODIST WOMEN pres-
ent ANNUAL SPRING CONCERT Ebenezer United
Methodist Women will present their "Spring Musical,"
featuring this year Monya Sharp, an outstanding pianist
and one of Ebenezer's own who will be leaving to enter
college this fall. Monya is a 17-year old 12th grader at
Stanton College Preparatory School and will attend the
University of Florida this fall. She has been studying and
playing the piano for 12 years.
Bryan Brooks, another outstanding youth at Ebenezer,
will perform several selections on his trumpet. He also
will be departing for college in the fall.
The concert will be presented on June 14, 2009 at 4:00
p.m. in the sanctuary of Ebenezer United Methodist
Church, located at 9114 Norfolk Blvd. Rev. Newton E.
Williams is the Pastor.
Denise Morrell is president of both Ebenezer United



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MOST WORSHIPFUL UNION GRAND LODGE -to
the Masonic Family in all departments, I would like to
take this opportunity as District Deputy Grand Master of
district 13 to invite the Masonic Family to support our
Masonic Family Saint John the Baptist Day Celebration
on June 28, 2009 at 4:00 P.M. This wonderful event will
take place at The Greater El-Beth-El Divine Holiness
Church located 723 West 4th St. Jacksonville, Florida
32209. Bishop Dr. Lorenzo Hall Sr. is the Pastor. Rev.
Martae Telfair Smith will be the speaker for this occasion.
We thank you for your continued support of the Most
Worshipful Union Grand Lodge and pray that the Lord
will permit you to attend on Sunday Evening. You can
reach me at 904-710-1586 or 904-374-3940 to confirm
your attendance and participation. Refreshments will be
served after service.
THE GIFTS WITHIN SUMMER ARTS CAMP -
Jacksonville you asked for it and it's back. That's right it's
the return of the best Summer Camp in town! It's The
Gifts Within Summer Arts Camp. The camp, under the
direction of Dr. Tanya B. Brooks, begins June 15, 2009
and continues through August 7, 2009 from 6:30 a.m. to
6:00 p.m. Monday Friday. The location of the camp is at
One Accord Ministries International, where Bishop, Dr.
Jan D. Goodman, Sr. is Pastor, 2971 Waller Street in
Jacksonville, FL. (That's at the intersection of 1-10 &
McDuff.) This camp is designed to bring out the gifts your
children have within them. Whether it's singing, dancing,
acting, playing instruments, etc... camp Director Dr.
Brooks has plans to bring them out. Dr. Brooks says this
summers camp is going to be bigger and better than ever,
so register your children now. For registration information
call 904.389. 7373.
LAKEWOOD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 2001
University Blvd. W, talks about Green Health Care. The
current state of medicine should strive to provide health
solutions that are non-toxic to the earth and to people.
Green health care embodies the environment its relation to
health, wellness and prevention as first line treatment
options and incorporation of nature into medical practice.
Brandi Reddick received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree
magna cum laude from Florida Agricultural and
Mechanical, University in Tallahassee, Florida. She was
former Clinical Pharmacy Director for a managed care
organization and past assistant professor for Florida
A&M University and has started the company "The Green
Pharmacist LLC. She will focus her practice on Green
Health Care to help shift the current state of conventional
medicine to an ecologically sustainable model. Social
time starts at 6:30. Please bring your own cup to reduce
waste in the landfill. For more information contact Janet
Larson at JCLarsonl68@msn.com
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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
Jesus Christ our LORD.


DEATH

NOTICES

BEVEL, Thomas J., 86, May 20, 2009.
died May 20, 2009. MANNING, Mrs. Ruby
Alphonso West Mortuary, L., died May 20, 2009.
Inc. MAY, William A., died
BROWN, Lettie died May 24, 2009.
May 25, 2009. McCOY, Jeanette died
BROOKS, Brenda L., May 22, 2009.
died May 21, 2009. MITCHELL, Maudine,
BUTLER, James L., died 71, died May 19, 2009.
May 21, 2009. MONTS, Angus, Sr.,
CHRISTOPHER, Larry died May 23, 2009.
died May 24, 2009. RASHEED, Ahmad, Jr.,
GIBBONS, Samuel W., died May 18, 2009.
died May 24, 2009. SMALL, Charles B., Jr.,
GRANTS, Sgt. Reginald died May 21, 2009.
died May 21, 2009. SPARKS, LCPL Cody
JENKINS, Lexie Love, A., died May 21, 2009i
96, died May 19, 2009. WALTON, Charles, died
MACAMER, Louis died May 25, 2009.


The Church Directory
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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. -,'F. '"
Morning Worship ......................11:00 a.m.
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
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
SRev. 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: Greaterelbetbel.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

Paynes Chapel A.-IE. Church
S:2200 Albany Sueet, P.O. Box-.7 iBrunswick. GA 31520
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Jazz 2009 Heart of Downtown
Jacksonville

The 2009 Jazz Festival was phenomenal! Yes, I
know it rained the opening night and it rained on
Saturday. However, in spite of the weather things
worked out for the thousands who ventured out to go
downtown. I loved the downtown Laura Street cor-
ridor setting for the Jazz Festival! Walking from the
'Groovin' Stage at Hemming Park, to the Snyder
Memorial Church Stage, continuing on to the
'Swingin' Stage at Laura & Forsyth Stage and then
to the 'Breezin' Stage at the Jacksonville Landing
while taking in all of the vendors in between was
MARVELOUS!! The Conch Fritters and Conch
Salad were absolutely divine. In fact the former set-
ting at Metropolitan Park would never have been dry
enough after the day in and day out rain for five
straight days here on the First Coast.
The performance by Roberta Flack, The
Jacksonville Mass Choir and the Noel Freidline
Quintet were each BRILLIANTLY AWESOME!!
Each year our childhood friends John and Nada
Henderson Cail come home for a visit and each
year we search for something fun to do during their
stay. I was so excited when they came this year. We
could take them to the Jazz Festival. We did just that
and what fun we had! The Calls who reside in
Pennlyn, PA, left Jacksonville in the 50's and
although they visit each year, this year they had' the
:opportunity to get a real taste of their new home-
town. We felt we were in New Orleans before
Hurricane Katrina!!
We had a spectacular time at jazz 2009!!


Dr. Orrin Mitchells with The Howard Taylors with grand-
dauhter 'Coco' Jones. Dr. Mitchell was solo for the festival
as Mrs. Mitchell was more eager to spend time wiih their
newborn grandson.


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Former Jaxonians John
Jazz Enthusiasts at the Omni Jazz Jam. Henderson Call now residents
PA enjoying Conch Fritters.


Mrs. Eleanor sweet lth jrenas.
Audrey Gibson for State Senate-District 1
1038-5 Dunn Avenue #46, Jacksonville, FL 32218
Dear Friend, as State Representative for District 15 in
Jacksonville, I have established a record of responsive serv-
ice to my constituents and getting the job done. In
Tallahassee, I am known for doing my homework, establish-
ing relationships across the aisle, looking for compromise
when needed, and keeping my word. These are the same qual-
ities I will bring to the office of State Senator, and I would
greatly appreciate your help in making it happen. Simply stat-
ed,, I am asking for your support of my campaign for State
Senate-District 1 by making a contribution. Please make
checks payable to the above address.Thank you for your kind
consideration. I look forward to working with you in the
Senate! Sincerely, Audrey Gibson for State Senate District 1


SCarl Harris with husband victor
d Mrs. Sheryl James and a Bishop
Sa Book Siging at Ms. Harris'Alma


Carla A. Harris-Wall Street
Ms. Carla 4.)'Harris who was in town.recently
for a. Book Signing of a book Expect to &F7n-Proven-
Strategies for Success from a: Will .Street.-Vdet.
Jacksonville was one df.the many'stops from.cbast io
coast during her'Book. Signifig tour. ... ,
Ms. Harris recently received an Honorary
. Doctorate of Laws .from Marymount Manhattan
College. After receiving the degree she flew to
Dallas, TX as she was the keynote speaker at Bishop
T.D. Jakes Inaugural Breakfast of Champions. While
in Dallas Ms. Harris held a fireside chat during this
past Sunday's 8 A.M. Service with the Bishop 0oi
Expect to Win.. She even sang at the ehd of the chat
Sin front. of 8,000 people. Following that she did a
Short' speech in front of the 11:30 A.M. Service's
5,000 attendees on .Expect To Win!! Ms. Harris
writes, "God is good, all of the time and all of the
Time, GOD IS GOOD!!!!"









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J. August Richards: Portraying Justice With Flair!


By Rych McCain/
feedbackrych@sbc-
,global.net, Photos
by Bobby Quillard
He has a large
body of work to his
credit in many vari-
ous roles but over
the last several
years, J. August
Richards seems to
have locked into
the legal profession
as an actor. "Jay"
as most of his
friends refer to
him, is a native of
Washington D.C.
where he grew up in
the suburbs and
attended a perform-
ing arts school. His
mom preferred that
he not pursue act-
ing but Richards
boldly and confi-
dently applied to
one school
(University of
S o u th e r n
California) and
moved to Los
Angeles. His brash-
ness paid off
because he was
accepted and
received scholar-
ships and grants to
pay his way
through.
Richards who
was voted #10, of
the Top Ten Sexiest
Men of the
B u ffy / A n g e 1


Universe in a fan
poll by Buffy The
Vampire Slayer
Fanzine in 2004, is
currently playing
the role of
Prosecutor Marcus
McGrath on the
Steven Bochco &
David Feige created
TNT Drama
"Raising The Bar"
which air on
Monday nights.
Most of Richard's
fans were intro-
duced to him during
his four season stint
(2000 -2004) as
vampire hunter
Charles Gunn on
the Buffy spin-off
"Angel." He
became a lawyer
towards the end of
that series and con-
tinued as a lawyer


agree with that.
They feel that
sometimes he wants
to through the book
at people a little
too hard. He's very
motivated by doing
the right thing.
He's a very inter-
esting character
because he really
believes in the sys-
tem and this show
is designed to talk
about how the sys-
tem does not work.
I personally believe
that the system has
problems as well so
sometimes it's been
hard for me to get
behind the things
that my character
says and does
because I find him a
little conservative.
But he's constantly


on his next series growing and evolv-
"Conviction," ing and that's the
which was short kind of character
lived and then you really want to
moved on to yet play as an actor."
another legal role In referring back
with his current to Richard's bold
show. move to the West
When describing Cost, not knowing
his current role, whether he was in
Richards says, or out at USC;. is
"Oftentimes the that the way
producers and. writ- Richards looks at
ers will say that my life? He laughs, "It
character has the 'really is. But it's
most even idea of funny. I look back
what justice is. And at myself at 17
some people dis- years old -and I'm


like man it was
really kind of crazy
because what if I
didn't get in? I had
to fool my mom
because she wanted
me to be Ivy
League and go to
Harvard or
Princeton and I
would tell her that
the applications
came but I never
filled them out
because I knew
there was nothing
else I was going to
do but move to Los
Angeles. Nothing
else was even in the
cards. I had really
great grades, I was
good in math and
had a lot of poten-
tial to do a lot of
other things but I
didn't want to do
anything else but
act. So I applied to
USC, I auditioned
for the theatre
school on a
Saturday, they
called be back
Monday to tell me
that I was in and


that


they


were


going to do whatev-
er they had to do to
make me go there."


By Rych McCain
feedbackrych@sbcglobql.net

Record Review
Vocalist Deborah.
Anderson dropped a new
album titled "Silence" on
The Somis Sound label.
Anderson and Erik "E-
Roc" Richards are the pro-
ducers. Anderson's vocals
are soft and sensuous. The
tunes are all low-key mel-
low with nothing loud like
blaring guitars or horns and
are relaxing enough to be a
perfect fit for a wave or
quiet storm radio format.
The CD provides a great
soothing background sound
for chilling out or for
kickin' back with a glass of
wine with that special
someone. Anderson is the
daughter of Jon Anderson,
the lead singer of the super-
star rock group "YES".
Anderson is also a renown
photographer and will
include a digital booklet of
images she shot for her new
limited edition coffee book
titled "Paper Thin" with
her new CD as a package
deal for those who buys her
album via itunes on line.
Education
Congrats are in order for
the lovely and talented teen
actress Sahara Garey. She
played KeKe Palmer's best
friend in "Akeelah and the
Bee." Garey will graduate
from High School next
week and will start college
in the fall. Of course she is
a member of Rych McCain s


Family of Child/Teen
Artists.
Music
Grammy Award winning
singer Natalie Cole under-
went kidney transplant sur-
gery last week in LA at
Cedars-Sinai Medical
Center. She is resting com-
fortably and has cancelled
the remainder of her sum-
mer tour dates. Vocal and
songwriting legendSmokey
Robinson will be honored
with the ASCAP Rhythm &
Soul Heritage Award at
their annual Rhythm &
Soul Music Awards to be
held on June 26, 2009 in
Beverly Hills
Web site:
A new web site that
every Black African reading,
this column should check
out is www.mposi.net Go
there every week and get
the information you really
should have.
TV
The CW announced
their schedule for the fall
2009-2010 season which
includes returning hits
"Gossip Girl," "90210"
and "America's Next top
Model" along with the
highly anticipated new
series "Melrose Place,"
"The Beautiful Life" and
"The Vampire Diaries."

Movies
Night At The Museum;
Battle of the Smithsonian.
stars Ben Stiller, Amy
Adams, Owen Wilson and
Robin Williams. Directed


by Shawn Levy; Written by
Robert Ben Garant,
Thomas Lennon and Scott
Frank. Produced,by Shawn
Levy, Michael Barnathan
and Chris Columbus. This
one opened #1 at $70 mil-
lion ovei the weekend. For
the second installment; the
main characters that were in
the first Night At The
Museum have been shipped
from New York to the
Smithsonian in Washington,
D.C. where they are unwel-
come by the figures already
there. A battle breaks out
and in the middle of it Larry
Daley (Stiller) develops a
romance with one of the
wax figures i.e., Amelia
Earhart (Adams). This one
will make for an entertain-
ing evening.
Terminator Salvation
stars Christian Bale, Sam
Worthington, Anton
Yelchin, Moon Bloodgood,
Bryce Dallas Howard,
Common, Jane Alexander
and Helena Bonham.
Directed by McG Written
by John Brancato &
Michael Ferris. Produced
by Moritz Borman, Jeffery
Silver, and Victor Kubicek.
Same ole, same ole! There
are no surprises" here.
Boom, ka-pow, smack,.
bam, tat-tat-tat-tat and car
chases. Terminator fans will
still get off on it.
Hit me up at feedback-
rych@sbcglobal.net
So da aiki
(Love and work)
Rych


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Crime Continued from A-1
This year's conference attracted speakers such as Mr.
Marc Morial, President and Chief Executive Officer of the
National Urban League who was the keynote speaker at
the opening day's luncheon and spoke to about 1200
adults regarding self empowerment and recognizing who
you are. The speaker for the teen luncheon was Bishop
Vaughn McLaughlin who spoke to about 500 teens. After
the luncheon there were forty-four (44) breakout sessions
which provided a very broad selection of topics to choose
from. The activities continued into the night as the
Jacksonville Sheriffs Office played host to all of the con-
ference attendees by laying out a spread with a low coun-
try boil with all of the trimmings. A group of talented
young men from the University of North Florida Jazz
Band along with the PM Xperience B and provided soul-
ful jazz music throughout the night.
The following day's events were started by the Rev.
Rudolph McKissick, Sr. who presided over the adult
luncheon which included Ms. Susan Taylor, Editor
Emeritus of Essence Magazine as the Keynote Speaker.
Ms. Taylor spoke to about 1100 people with her powerful
and-motivating message. Darrell Daniels, Director of
Derrick Brooks Charities Youth Programs, Tampa Florida
has been attending these conferences said "I've been
attending these conference for the past 22 years and this
year is one of the best I've ever attended if not the best".
"I've seen people take information from these workshops
and speakers to their home towns and start programs and
initiatives that have made a positive difference in the black
community".
Mr. Dan Gilmore, Office of Attorney General
Tallahassee, Florida served as the Conference Director
commented on this year's conference and said "Because
of budget cuts and the state of the economy our participant
numbers are down, butwe are encouraged that the persons
that are here will meet some of the best Law Enforcement
aid Crime Prevention Practitioners there is". Assistant
Chief Bobby Deal of Community Affairs and Special
Events along with members of the Sheriff's Office organ-
ized all of the host events for the conference and threw out
the red carpet of hospitality to all of tle attendees.
Gilmore said 'I am very pleased with the outcome of this
year's conference and I'm sure we will return to the beau-
tiful city of Jacksonville once again.

Woman's Continued from A-1
witnessed or experienced Black males being stopped and
searched for reasons you or them, don't understand. You
also wonder why there is not as much search and research
done when a non- bhite person is missing or kidnapped.
Bonnie. and her daughter'were found at Disney World in
Orlando where they flew shortly after making the tele-
phone call. She has been arrested and charged with false
reports and identity theft. Her daughter will be picked up
by her father.


Florida Continued from A-1
Pina, chair of FMCRC says he will begin his water-only
hunger strike protesting the lending practices of Bank of
America toward minority communities on June 15, 2009
and continue his strike until Bank of America takes certain
actions including holding a meeting between FMCRC
activists and Walter Massey, chair of the Bank of America
Board of Directors. He said that Bank of America is "a sym-
bol of economic segregation."
The co-chair of the FMCRC Bank of America Florida
Boycott Planning Committee is Sam Lopez, chair of the
Florida Puerto Rican/Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.

Walgreens Partners with JTA;
Will Sell Bus Passes
Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA) and local
Walgreens stores have teamed up to provide customers
with a safe and easy way to purchase weekly and monthly
bus passes.
Riders can purchase $12 weekly or $40 monthly bus pass-
es at their local Walgreens and can also utilize the
Walgreens' debit/credit payment options for additional
shopping convenience.


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24 CFR Part 91.505 requires an amendment be made to the Consolidated Plan-Action Plan whenever changes occur in the way
the jurisdiction carries out its activities, and the changes be made available for public comment in compliance with this regula-
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following revisionss to the plan that may include the use of program income and unexpended balances remaining from complet-
ed or cancelled projects approved in previous years:

In accordance with Title XII of Division A of the American Recovery and Reinvestmeht Act of 2009 appropriates $1 billion to
carry out the CDBG program under Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 on an expedited basis.
These funds will be distributed to grantees that received CDBG funding in fiscal year (FY) 2008. The grant program under Title
XII is commonly referred to as the CDBG Recovery (CDBG-R) program. The City of Jacksonville will be awarded $1,817,335
under this program.

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Photos by Clarissa Davis

In Jacksonville, Mayor John Peyton and U.S. Rep.
Ander Crenshaw joined state, city and military leaders W
and the Military Affairs, Veterans and Disabled
Services Division to observe Memorial'Day honoring 70f
those Wvho made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of the '
nation. The Veterans Memorial Wall is located at 1145
E. Adams St.
Mayor John Peyton, Rear Adm. Tim Alexander,
commanding officer, Navy Region Southeast "
Bob Buehn, chief, Military Affairs; Veterans and .z :
Disabled services Division and other city, state and -- .,
military leaders bereaved families of soldiers. I -
All of the Memorial Day ceremonies in all areas
paid tribute to those who fought for freedom by giving Jalon Gibbons, Commander Robert Herrington Post 507.
Earnest Henley-- Post 507, Robert Gibbons-- Post. 507, James
remarks by local and military leaders,.presentation of Williams-- Post 507, Elvina Hasbrouck-- Post 9, Zarak C.
colors, family tributes, wreath presentations, and the Hasbrouck--, Post 9, Ronald Bell Post- Post 4092, Freddie H.
colors, f lSimms-Post 507, James Howard-Post 507, Roosevelt Norris
21-gun salute. Jr. Post 507, Malachi Gibbons. Present Colors By the---- L.S. Air Force Color Guard- 165/ h lirliji
In Jacksonville The Jacksonville Mass Choir, Wing (AMC) of Savannah, Georgia
Jacksonville Pipes and Drums, and the St John's River
City Band performed patriotic tributes during the cere-
mony.
On St. Simons Island in Georgia, residents have
had their own way of remembering and honoring those
who fought for our freedom it's called Taps at
Twilight. They bow their heads in prayer to show their
gratitude, stand in recog-
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I'm in a happy relationship and I think the world of my fianc. He's Health Warning Signs & Symptoms
proposed several times but I keep telling him I'm not ready. After H lh W ig Si s & S
the first year, he began to show his impatience. We've been togeth- -
er over five years now and I'm comfortable the way things are. I'm When we look at the illnesses that with disable or kill
not in a hurry and think it can wait. He recently gave me an ultima- people these days, some of the first problems that we think
tum that he won't wait much longer. I feel offended and want to of are heart attacks and cancer (Prostate cancer in men and Breast cancer in
know if this is considered disrespectful. women). While these two are constantly being emphasized, as well as they should
T.J.S Oklahoma City, OK be, there are still other problems that can gradually lead to disability or death, such
Sas uncontrolled hypertension, stroke, diabetes mellitus, AIDS, and many others.
Dear TJS: Today, since we don't have a lot of time,, we will briefly discuss some signs and
There are plenty of women that would love to have your problem. If he loves you and the sy s of te
relationship has trust, good communication and no issues, then the problem is you. You're 2 symptoms of the following.
selfish and if you have no intentions on marrying this man, you need to let him go: It's to g 1. HEART ATTACK WARNING SIGNS
your advantage from a benefits perspective as well as the spiritual 3-,U
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ar D of the chest that lasts more than a few minutes, or that goes away and
Dear Deanna!
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overrated that I have exhausted my hopes of finding a husband. I cook and clean and do all : *Discomfort in other areas of the upper body. Symptoms can include pain or
the domestic things and work full-time. It seems that men aren't attracted to me. What am discomfort in one or both arms, the back, neck, jaw or stomach.
I possibly doing wrong and why can't men see that I'm a total package? *Shortness of breath. May occur with or without chest discomfort.
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Dear Clarice: headedness.
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relationship and form a loving partnership. Your boast of cooking and cleaning isn't 1 2. STROKE WARNING SIGNS
impressive because there are many services out there that will come and do these things. Sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg, especially on one side
You need to demonstrate relationship qualities such as trust, integrity, and loyalty and be of the bod
willing to be part of a team. Men aren't seeing you as a total package and they'll continue dy
to look at you like a ribbon on a box if you don't change your thinking. *Sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding.
R- *Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes.
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trouble with her family and now he's in jail for 7 years. We write and talk on the phoge and R
he knows I love him. I respect his marriage but my love is getting stronger. ShouldI 3., DIABETES MELLITUS WARNING SIGNS
express my feelings to him? *Fatigue; excess thirst.
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equals two and you're not in the equation. You're infatuated and want what you can't have. *Increased susceptibility to infections, especially urinary-tract infections and "
He wasn't interested when he was free because he married someone else. He's interested yeast infections of the skin, mouth or vagina.
now because he's on lockdown. Remain as friends because he can't do nothing for you but
tell you what you want to hear. Save yourself some heartbreak because when he gets 4. PROSTATE CANCER SYMPTOMS.
released he's going to his wife and child and you'll be crushed again. *Painful urination.
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pools will open for the summer season beginning Saturday, May 23. In addition,
a number of aquatics programs, including swim lessons, will be offered for resi- EyeCare America Reminds Seniors:
dents' safety and enjoyment. City Pool Schedules: City pools will be open on the "DON'T LOSE SIGHT OF YOUR INDEPENDENCE"
weekends only beginning Saturday, May 23. All pools will open seven" days aae Ameca offers No ost Medcal are to Qualfied ors
week beginning Saturday, June 6 through Friday, Aug. 14. Swimming pools asso- June 1, 2009 San Francisco, CA- Imagine not being able to read the newspaper, watch
ciated with schools will be open weekends, only, Aug. 17 21, to accommodate television, or drive your car. These are a few of the things many seniors have trouble doing
due to various eye diseases. In fact; by the age of 65, one in three Americans has some form
school swim practice. All other pools will be open the full week of Aug. 17 21. of vision impairing eye disease. However, with the U.S. economy experiencing a major
Pools will be open on Monday, May 25 for Memorial Day; Saturday, July 4 for downturn, senior communities on fixed incomes are struggling to pay for health care.
Independence Day; and Monday, Sept. 7 for Labor Day. Holiday hours are 11 In light of this, EyeCare America is reminding seniors, "Don't Lose Sight of Your
a.m.-6 p.m. Call the pool location, (904) 630-CITY or visit www.jaxparks.com for Independence." The national health campaign is intended to remind the senior community
about the value of eyesight and encourage seniors 65 and older to call EyeCare America's
specific hours of operation. Seniors EyeCare Program to see if they qualify for an eye exam and care, often at no-cost.
FIRST A.M.E. CHURCH -Women are invited to "A Women's Health and Beauty "I had excellent care and I now have 20/20 vision and it is so very good," said Melva
Pamper Day," featuring vendors in massage therapy, skin, nail care, and cosmet- Rayles, an EyeCare America patient from Warner, Oklahoma. "Now I can do all of my cro-
ics, along with designer candles, fashions, and jewelry. The women of First cheating and knitting. Thank you all so verymuch for giving me my eyesight back so that I
can do the things I love most, seeing my husband, children, grand children and my great
A.M.E. Church are also providing health screening and a cafe for enjoying lunch, grand children. They are not a blur anymore."
All this will take place Saturday, May 30, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the church 91 Old EyeCare America's 3-month promotional campaign runs June 1 through August 31. The
Kings Road North in Palm Coast. First A.M.E. Church, the pastoral ministry of the program provides a comprehensive eye exam and care for any disease detected in the initial
Gard v Glov can b rac at ( 4 75. isit for up to one year, at no out-of-pocket cost, for seniors who are without an ophthalmol-
Rev. Gillard S Glover, can be reached at (386) 446-5759. ogist (a medical eye doctor). To see if you, a loved one or a friend, 65 and older, is eligible
THE NORTHEAST FLORIDA COMMUNITY ACTION AGENCY, to receive a referral for an eye exam and care, call 1-800-222-EYES (3937), available 24
INC.(NFCAA) announced that a small amount of U.S. Department of Agriculture hours, 7 days a week, year round.
Surplus Food commodities will be distributed on a first-come first-served basis EyeCare America, a, public service program of the Foundation of the American
u-ni t f i d f o w TTTsTHR AY TT. J NE 1 T -J ie Academy of Ophthalmology, operates one of the largest programs of its kind in American
until the food is depleted as follows: THURSDAY, JUNE 11TH Jacksonville medicine. All eligible callers receive a referral to one of 7,000 volunteer ophthalmologists.
Townhouse, 3465 Philips Hwy., Towers of Jacksonville, 1400 Le Baron Ave, and Volunteer physicians agree to accept Medicare or other insurance as payment in full, result-
Hurley Manor, 3335 University Blvd North. FRIDAY, JUNE 12TH Lane Wiley ing in no out-of-pocket cost to the patient. Individuals without insurance are seen at no
Senior Center, 6710 Wiley Rd., West Gate Apartments, 5202 La Ventura Drive charge.
East; SATURDAY, JUNE 13TH & JNE 15TH Morris Manor, 9050 Norfolk EyeCare America's Seniors EyeCare Program is designed for people who:
East; SATURDAYAre U.S. citizens or legal residents
Blvd., Centennial Towers, 230 East 1st Street; and Senior Village, 801 W. 4th Are age 65 and older
Street. Have not seen an ophthalmologist in three or more years
NATIVE PLANTS TO GROW AND HOW TO COMPOST -Thursday, June Do not belong to an HMO or the VA
For a Seniors EyeCare Program referral, those interested may call the toll-free help line
25th from 6 8 p.m. at the West Regional Library, 1425 Chaffee Road S. The 1.800.222.EYES (3937). The Seniors EyeCare Program help line operates all day, every
Duval County Extension staffers are offering a free workshop on native plants in day, year-round.
our area, which ones to choose for your yard and how to care for them. You will The Seniors EyeCare Program is co-sponsored by the Knights Templar Eye Foundation,
also learn the basics of composting and why you should do it. Please call Becky Inc.bout EeCare America
at 387-8850 to pre-register. Established in 1985,.EyeCare America, the public service program of the Foundation of
JACKSONVILLE UNIVERSITY -Take charge of career June 11lth, 5-7 p.m. at the AmericanAcademy of Ophthalmology, is committed to the preservation of sight, accom-
the Howard Bldg. We'll talk about our first-rate Master of Education programs in plishing its mission through public service and education. EyeCare America provides eye
care services to the medically underserved and for those at increased risk for eye disease
Leadership & Learning, and explore the unique curriculum that is helping our stu- through its corps of 7,000 volunteer ophthalmologists dedicated to serving their communi-
dents to position themselves at the forefront of their fields. Our programs in ties. More than 90 percent of the care made available is provided at no out-of-pocket cost
Educational Leadership, Instructional Leadership & Organizational Development to the patients. EyeCare America includes programs for glaucoma, diabetes, and AMD as
and the only Sport Management & Leadership track in the region will take you to well as seniors and children, and is the largest program of its kind in American medicine.
Since its inception, EyeCare America has helped more than 1 million people. EyeCare
the next level. To RSVP, call Diana Peaks at 904-256-7245, or e-mail America is a non-profit program whose success is made possible through charitable contri-
dpeaks@ju.edu. butions from individuals, foundations and corporations. More information can be found at:


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From Actual Police Reports

Did You Hear About?...


ARIES
March 21st thru April 19th


You've been fighting your way through a
thicket recently, but at the beginning of the,
week you come to a clearing. You can see
into your future. You can communicate
across vast distances with the greatest of
ease. Communication with others is key to
getting the most of your week -- even if it's a
bit difficult (as it might be with the,family on
Wednesday) or the words just don't come out
right (as may be the case Thursday). Friday
-and Saturday are so full of excitement and
combustion you'll feel like you've been shot
out of a cannon. Sunday returns you to terra'
firma.

TAURUS
April 20th thru May 20th
Whatever pressures are on you to buy,
sign, decide or race ahead, ignore them.
,The start of the week is not the time to
buy, sign, decide or race ahead, it's a time
to dart into the space between two cute
buildings on your way somewhere else
and notice the flowerboxes and moss and
birds along electrical wires. It's a time to,
well, waste time. Wednesday and
Thursday are similarly fanciful (good
food figures strongly). Friday and
Saturday are somewhat serious days (you
may have to settle a dispute between two
of your friends or coworkers), but Sunday
is romance and, again, flowers.

GEMINI
NlaM 21st thru June 21st
There are so many people around you with
so many ideas that the sheer possibility of
life overwhelms you. Where should you
commit your energy? Which project is the
most pressing? To complicate things even
more, romance -- or at least flirtation -- is a
theme at the start of the week. Wednesday
and Thursday, your financial situation acts as
a check on all that you want to do with your
life right now, but solutions to this dilemma
(how to do what you love and still make a
living) start to reveal themselves on Friday
and Saturday. Sunday is for errands.


CANCER
June 22nd thru July 22nd
A walk on the wide side sets your week on
an unlikely course -- an exciting course.
Authority is not in the picture, but huge gaps
of time to fill aren't either. You're busy. You
have things to do. As you experiment with
ways of presenting yourself to the outside-
world, make sure you aren't misinterpreted.
Sometimes the wildest thing you can be is
perfectly honest. The middle of the week,
emotions and new beginnings are major
themes, and Friday and Saturday see you
splurging. .Splurge on something that will
last over time. Something meaningful. Then,
Sunday, think small.


LEO
July 23rd thru Aug 22nd'
A party can be a place to get things done, as
teamwork takes many different forms. Your
friends are some of the most competent peo-
ple you know -- and a brainstorming session
on Monday or Tuesday, over pizza or even
during a commercial break, may yield some
surprisingly helpful ideas. Wednesday and
Thursday, your thoughts are golden..Spend
your time in a mode conducive to reflection.
Friday and Saturday, you are blinded by the
glare of a spotlight -- much to your surprise,
you find yourself center stage. All eyes are
on you. What's your next move? That's the
question that dogs you on Sunday.

VIRGO
Aug 23rd thru Sept 22nd
Monday and Tuesday are seesaw days --
they could tip either way: Really great or
really a drag. Depends a lot on you. Be care-
ful when communicating, and make sure the
details are given the attention they need.
Wednesday and Thursday, details are crucial
as well. Your organizational prowess will be
called upon, most likely in reference to a
family gathering. Get out the planner. Friday
and Saturday require rubber-band-like flexi-
bility -- nothing will go the way you'd envi-
sioned, so go with the flow. But Sunday is a
great day: All you have to do is look at a
flower and it instantly blooms.


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further stated that she attempted to
file a report with the JSO on
05.07.09; however, JSO advised her
to see if a resolution could be
worked out at the School. Due to the
fact(s) that the suspect admitted
assaulting the victim, she had no
remorse, and said to the com-
plainant, "I had a bad day."

A conference at the school took
place between the complainant, the
suspect, the Principal, and his staff.
The victim's statements: "I cursed at
the teacher and told her bitch take
your hands off of me you don't have
no right to put her hands on me."

The suspect's statements: The sus-
pect stated that she only attempted
to restrain the victim by putting her
hands on her forehead and attempt-
,ing to push her back in her seat.
'The victim and another black male
student in the class was arguing and
cursing at one another disrupting the
class. I just tried to defuse the situa-
tion.'

The complainant was issued a State
Attorney's card and advised to file
her case with the State within five
days. Patrol efforts were suspended.


The right person at the right time is more
exciting to you at the start of the week than
anything else. You and you-know-who will
get involved in the kind of conversation that
seems to last for days. Talk about doing new
things together. Wednesday and Thursday,
you have very little room for newness (or
other people) what with the unfinished busi-
ness you have to'see to, but this weekend
your focus should turn outward again,
toward others. Sunday in particular is great
for socializing. The more you listen, the bet-
ter.

SCORPIO
[I*1 Oct 23rd thru Nov 21st
The small print will get you every time. Or,
at least, it will get .you at the start of the
week, if you're not careful. Tuesday is a day
for details too. No shortcuts. Wednesday you
can rely more on your intuition -- which is
your comfort zone. That's how you like to
operate. Dinner in a foreign restaurant on
Thursday will put you in the path of a beau-
tiful accident of timing -- relinquish control.
and -you will be delighted at what comes
your way -- but Friday and Saturday aren't
going to bring much in the way of wonder-
fulness. Someone's breathing down your
neck. Thankfully, Sunday is all yours.

SAGITTARIUS
Nov 22nd thru Dec 21st
You are attracted to philosophical ideas at
the beginning of the week, but nothing seems
to be sticking. Nothing seems to apply to
you. You're distracted. You're anything but
bored. Wednesday and Thursday, when those
distractions fade into the distance and you
have nothing but your own thoughts to keep
you. company, a philosophic mode of think-
ing will once again figure fairly strongly.
Friday and Saturday, your pleasures are tan-
gible -- bonus, a travel upgrade, something
like that -- but Sunday is super low-key.


CAPRICORN
S. Dec 22nd thru Jan 19th

You are not a flake. If you say you're going
to be somewhere, you'll be there -- with your
shoes shined. Sadly, as Monday and'
Tuesday amply demonstrate, not everyone
else is as conscientious as you. Certain peo-
ple may have to be crossed off the list of all-
stars in your life. Happens sometimes.
Wednesday and Thursday, you continue to
deal with people in a no-nonsense way. You
also, oddly, take things a bit personally.
Keep that in mind on Friday or Saturday,
when others may appear as they are not.
Don't rush to any conclusions. Spend
Sunday doing research.
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r1 AQUARIUS
*iO Jan 20th thru Feb 18th
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Whenever you're alone with you-know-who,
sparks fly. Lots of sparks. And Monday and
Tuesday offer you lots of time to be alone
together. So put on some goggles.
Wednesday throws you back into the daily
grind (at work, at school, wherever your
responsibilities currently lay) and the only
way to get your blood pumping on Thursday
will be to take ajog around the block. Friday
and Saturday offer more relationship-related
pleasures -- in particular, a newly discovered
cerebral connection that gives dimension to
the physical connection -- but Sunday? Not
so much. Sunday's all business.

N PISCES
I Feb 19th thru March 20th
On Monday you will want to dive into a box
of Styrofoam peanuts and stay there. You
won't feel like moving. Tuesday isn't a good
day for doing anything specific either. Your
brain is on creative matters, so you're effec-
tively useless to the rest of the world.
Embrace this. Wednesday and Thursday, cre-
ate something. If you have a special someone
in your life, create something together. (What
could be more romantic?) Friday and
Saturday, a healthy activity is in the stars -- a
solo activity, a jog perhaps -- and Sunday
finds you in an analytical state.


A 1,000-Pound Gift for Dad

Making memories on Father's Day, is what Brian Gallagher, a finance student from
Georgetown University in California, had in mind when he adopted a manatee for his dad
last year. Although Brian didn't show up on his dad's doorstep in Napa Valley with a one-
ton marine mammal, he did give him an adoption package which included a color photo
of a real manatee, an adoption certificate, biography, and handbook from Save the Manatee
Club. The mission of the Florida-based, national nonprofit organization, co-founded in
1981 by singer/songwriter Jimmy Buffett, is to protect endangered manatees and their
aquatic habitat for future generations.

"Adopting a manatee was the perfect solution for a Father's Day gift because it's simple,
thoughtful, and unique," said Brian. "My dad thought it was great. He's always been
interested in oceanography, and he taught his family to care about animals."

There are 32 real, living manatees with known histories to choose from in the Club's three
Florida adoption programs-at Blue Spring State Park near Orange City, Homosassa Springs
Wildlife State Park in Homosassa, and in the Tampa Bay area.

Brian chose Merlin from the Club's adoption program for his dad because he thought the
name was clever and he liked the description of Merlin's curious personality and love of
exploring.

Gift adoptions cost $25 and also include four printed newsletters and six e-newsletters
throughout the year. Shipping is free within the United States. This Father's Day, each
new member who joins the Adopt-A-Manatee program online for a $35 tax-deductible
donation, will also receive the Club's official T-shirt with a full color underwater design
by renowned Florida artist, Nancy Blauers.

Manatees are Florida's official state marine mammal and they're listed as endangered at
the state, federal, and international levels. The population is estimated to be about 3,800
concentrated year-round in Florida.

"Manatees continue to face grave threats," explained Patrick Rose, aquatic biologist and
Executive Director of Save the Manatee Club. "Manatee injuries and deaths from boat hits
remain high, and there's a critical concern for the potential loss of winter warm-water sites,
such as natural springs and power plant outfalls. Plus, the loss of aquatic habitat to coastal
development remains an on-going threat. We must continue to work together for the long-
term conservation of manatees and their habitat."

Funds raised from the Club's adoption programs go toward numerous manatee conserva-
tion and education programs.

"Nature is too beautiful a gift not to be appreciated and protected," said Brian.

For more information about manatees and to adopt one for Father's Day contact Save the Manatee Club at
500 N. Maitland Ave., Maitland, FL 32751, call 1-800-432-JOIN (5646), or visit their web site at
www.savethemanatee.org, where you can also sign up for the Club's free E-Newsletter.


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Officer was dispatched to Winton
Drive in reference to an assault
case. Upon arrival, he met with the
complainant, who reported on
05.07.09, her child; (victim) was
assaulted by her teacher, (suspect)
at The Broach Schools.

According to the victim, a student in
her classroom had been tormenting
her to the point that she left the
classroom, went into the restroom-of
the school and attempted to call her
mother. The suspect walked into the
restroom and said, "I am sick-of you
.all" and grabbed the victim behind
the neck with her hand in an attempt
to force her back in the classroom.
The victim further stated that she
then grabbed the suspect's hand
and removed it from the back of her
neck and said, "You're not my moth-
er." The suspect then used her hand
again and pushed her head back
whereby the victim's head hit the
wall.

The Complainant stated that she
was notified and had a conference
with the Principal and the suspect
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By Lisa Zimmerman,
Red Line Editorial
Special to The Florida
Star
The Jacksonville'
Jaguars' Tony Pashos' fam-
ily is living the American
Dream.
His parents arrived in
the United States from their
native Greece in the early
1970s, looking for the land
of opportunity that America
has long represented. They
worked hard raising him,
his two older brothers and
younger sister.
Pashos, now 28 years
old and the starting right
tackle for the Jacksonville
Jaguars, is using his success
not only to give back to his
family, but to help others as
well.-
"My father worked in a
steel factory in Chicago,"
Pashos said. "It was hard
work and long hours. [As I
got older] my dad worked,
my mom worked and both
of my brothers worked; I
was able to babysit and
help raise my sister."
His own road to success
began to take ,shape when
he earned a football schol-
arship to the University of
Illinois. He was subse-
quently selected by the
Baltimore Ravens in the
NFL NOTEBOOK
Morris Prepares To
Lead Tampa Bay
in 2009
By Mike Bonts, Sports Editor
Raheem Morris briligs a
ton of experience to the
head-coaching job at Tampa
Bay. The Bucs fired coach
Jon Gruden in January after
losing their last four games
to miss the playoffs follow-
ing a 9-3 start.
Morris spent the past two
seasons as the Buccaneers
defensive backs coach, was
promoted to defensive coor-
dinator in Deceilber of 2008
before being named head
coach.
Overall, he has spent six
seasons on the Buccaneers
sideline in two stints with
the club.
Morris has. quickly risen
through the Buccaneers
coaching ranks during his
time with the team, serving
as defensive quality control
coach in 2002, defensive
assistant in 2003 and assis-
tant defensive backs coach
from 2004-2005 before tak-
ing over as defensive backs
coach in 2007.. During his
first stint with the club,
Morris worked closely
with former Bucs defensive


fifth round of the 2003 NFL
Draft, but ended up on
injured reserve in his rook-
ie season. After getting
allocated to NFL Europe,
Pashos returned to the
Ravens in 2004 and played
in only six games.
That, however, was just
the beginning. With unwa-
vering focus and hard work,
Pashos improved steadily.
Soon, his skill, technique
and raw talent all came
together. In 2006, he started
all 16 games for the Ravens
and quickly appeared on
the radar of several NFL
clubs looking for offensive
line help. At the close of
that season, Pashos was
rewarded for his efforts
when Jacksonville signed
him to a lucrative free-
agent contract.
The signing was a mile-
stone and an emotional
moment for members of the
entire Pashos family, who
were together at the fami-
ly's home in Illinois when
the news came.
"My dad is this guy
who never cries," Pashos
said. "He's a big, tough guy
and he got teary-eyed say-
ing, 'I'm so proud of you.'
It was nice how excited he
was for me. Whatever suc-
cess I attain, it's success for
them and for the whole










Mike Tomlin
backs coach and current
Steelers head coach Mike
Tomlin in the development
of one of the NFL's top sec-
ondaries while also helping
the Buccaneers capture their
first ever world champi-
'onship in Super Bowl
XXXVII. In between stints
in Tampa Bay, he spent 2006
as Kansas State's defensive
coordinator.
In his time with Tampa
Bay, Buccaneer defenders
have been named to the Pro
Bowl 16 times. The Tampa
Bay defense has finished as
the NFL's top ranked unit on
two occasions (2002 and
2005) and in the Top 5 in
five of his six seasons with
the Buccaneers. Morris'
impact on the secondary has
been evident since his arrival
in Tampa.' As the assistant
defensive backs coach,


family. They laid the foun-
dation."
Upon arriving in
Jacksonville, Pashos knew
that it was time to reach out
and help not only his fami-
ly, but also others in need.
While he had always been a
prominent participant in
community activities, he
was not satisfied with irreg-
ular and occasional appear-
ances. He wanted some-
thing with which he could
become wholly. involved,
and really make an impact.
Thus Pashos' Pals was
born.
With the help of
Jaguars PR staff, they
began to build a very spe-
cial program.
"I wanted to develop
something where I could
have a group of kids and be
their buddy," Pashos
explained. "I don't want a
kid who already has the
world; give me a kid who
doesn't have a thing. If I
can show him that I am
him, that I am a normal per-
son like him, and instill in
him the hope, the desire,
the" passion. A lot of kids
have had it so hard."
Pashos has worked with
the local chapter of the
Florida Children's Services
Council, a group consisting
of about a dozen boys, all


Raheem Morris
Morris helped guide a sec-
ondary that finished first
(2004) and sixth (2005) in
the NFL in pass defense.
During his two seasons in
charge of the secondary, the
Buccaneers defense finished
.first (2007) and fourth
(2008) against the pass.
JAGUARS PLAYER
MOVES -The Jaguars have
been awarded third-year cor-
nerback Tyron Brackenridge
off waivers from the New
York Jets.
Brackenridge, 5-11, 189,
was originally signed as an
undrafted rookie by Kansas
City in 2007. He played in
14 games with the Chiefs the
past two seasons and fin-
ished with 20 tackles and
two forced fumbles. He
signed with the Jets on Feb.
19 and was waived yester-
day.


Members of the Jacksonville Axemen Rugby League team will partner with
Communities In Schools of Jacksonville this summer to coach flag Rugby League
teams at two of Communities In Schools TEAM UP After School summer camps.
Five representatives from the Jacksonville Axemen will be involved in coaching
flag Rugby League at the TEAM UP summer camps at J.E.B. Stuart and Highlands
Middle Schools this summer.
New Axemen coach, Sean Rutgerson from Australia, will lead the coaching team
along with two other Australian players and his wife, Karen Meier.
Axemen founder Daryl Spinner Howland commented, "In addition to expanding the
sport of Rugby League through this initiative we also hope that there is a cultural
exchange as the Australian coaching staff interacts with the group."
The Axemen, Jacksonville's first Rugby League team, started in 2006.
Through this partnership the Rugby League team hopes to provide a unique athletic
opportunity to the youth of Jacksonville while raising public awareness for the game
and providing positive cross-cultural experiences for their players and Communities In
Schools of Jacksonville's students.
"Our students will benefit greatly from the partnership with the Axemen. It's
always great to have male role models come into our schools, and Rugby League is a
sport that many of these kids have never played. This is such a unique opportunity," said
Eric Daniel Johnson, Director of Communities In Schools After School Division.
About Communities In Schools of Jacksonville:
Communities In Schools is the city's largest provider of in-school dropout preven-
tion services. The organization provides case management, after school, literacy, and
mentoring services to 6,600 local youth. All of Communities In Schools' programs take
place in schools, allowing CIS to keep operating costs low.
The local organization is part of the national Communities In Schools network,
which has been recognized by Worth magazine as one of the top 100 organizations
"most likely to save the world."
For more information visit www.cisjax.org or contact Caitlin Nations at 904-354-
5918 or cnations@cisjax.org


James nrown ana lony rasno


ages 9-13. He wants the
boys to see a light at the end
of the tunnel in their lives.
Part of his goal is to
offer them a variety of
experiences that they might
not otherwise have had
such as going to museums
and broadening their over-
all knowledge of every-
thing from history to poli-
tics to the arts. Those are all
things about which Pashos
himself is passionate.
Within a short, amount
of time, as businesses in the


A native of Pasadena,
CA, the 24-year-old
Brackenridge was a two-
year letterman at
Washington State where he
earned honorable mention
All-Pac 10 honors as senior.
He attended Upland High
School in California.
Jacksonville waived first-
year wide receiver D'Juan
Woods. Woods was signed
as a rookie free agent out of
Oklahoma State in 2007. He
spent parts of the last two
seasons on the club's prac-
tice squad. The 25-year-old
Woods saw his only career
action in 2008 against
Buffalo.
JTA STADIUM SHUT-
TLE RETURNS-The
Jacksonville Transportation
Authority and the Jaguars
announced the return of the
Stadium Shuttle Service for
this season's Jaguars games.
The lots in outlying areas
(suburban lots) will be
Philips Highway at J. Turner
Butler Boulevard, Marbon
Road and San Jose and the
Little League baseball park
at Wingate Park on Penman
Rd south of Beach Blvd. The
downtown lots at -the


community started to hear
about what Pashos was
doing, they stepped in to
help, with one sporting
goods chain offering dis-
counts on shopping trips for
the boys.
"I had some hard times
in high school," Pashos
said, "and I don't know
why; I was smart, my par-
ents loved me to death and
when I messed up they
[punished me]. I guess I
had a smart mouth and it
got me in trouble; But I had


Convention Center and
Kings Ave Parking Garage
will remain the same. The
Marbon and Wingate lots
will not be available for pre-
season games.
Stadium Shuttle Service
operates two hours before
kickoff and one hour after
the end .of the games.
Service is available through-,
out the game for the
Convention Center lot with a
connection to Kings Avenue
via the Skyway.
Stadium shuttles are
wheelchair accessible and
paratransit vehicles are
available at the Convention
Center lot. The 2009 rates
for riding the service are the
same as they were last sea-
son.
From suburban lots, $96
for a Jaguars season shuttle
pass or $12 for a single game
.From downtown lots, $56
for a Jaguars season shuttle
pass or $7 per game. Passes
will be available in July.
NFL ANNOUNCES
LEGACY GAMES -The
NFL announced that 16 AFL
Legacy-Games that will be
played during the 2009 NFL
season. This season marks


the most amazing people in
my life that put out their
hands and helped me out -
coaches, teachers, family
members. So I've told the
kids that this is our little
family. I like to help people
because somebody did that
for me and I know what it
meant to me."
With his family taken
care of, Pashos is now
working hard to see that
others have a chance at that
same American dream.
(Courtesy of nfl.com)


the 50th season for the eight
original American Football
League teams. As part of the
celebration, the eight origi-
nal AFL teams will wear his-
toric uniforms during
Legacy Games.
The American Football
League, which merged with
the NFL in 1970, played its
first season in 1960 with
eight teams. The original
eight AFL teams were the
BUFFALO BILLS, DEN-
VER BRONCOS, KANSAS
CITY CHIEFS (started as
the Dallas Texans), NEW
ENGLAND PATRIOTS
(started as the Boston
Patriots), NEW YORK JETS
(started as the Titans of New
York), OAKLAND
RAIDERS, SAN DIEGO
CHARGERS (started as the
Los Angeles Chargers), and
TENNESSEE TITANS
(started as the Houston
Oilers). The MIAMI DOL-
PHINS became the ninth
AFL franchise and played its
first game in 1966. The
CINCINNATI BENGALS
followed as the tenth AFL
team playing its first game
during the 1968 season.


COLLEGE BASKETBALL NOTEBOOK
Georgia Adds Robinson
From Tennessee State
By Mike Bonts, Sports Editor

University of Georgia basketball coach Mark
Fox announced on that Getald Robinson, Jr., a
student-athlete at Tennessee State University thee
past two years, has been granted a release from
his scholarship at TSU and will transfer to
Georgia.
Robinson has signed a financial aid agree-
ment as a full scholarship recipient at Georgia.
He must sit out the 2009-10 season in compli-
ance with NCAA rules regarding transfer stu-
dent-athletes.
"We're very excited to have Gerald join our program," Fox said. 3He's a young
man with some proven ability who has expressed his desire to play at a higher level.
He has also expressed a very strong desire to win at this level. We think he will be a
valuable addition to our team in the coming years.2
Robinson scored over 1,000.points in his two seasons at Tennessee State (16.6 ppg
average). His 17.8 points-per-game average was tops on his team and fifth among all
Ohio Valley Conference players last season. He also ranked aifiong league leaders in
assists (3.9), steals (2.0) and minutes played (33.0) in 2008-09. Robinson was named
to the All-OVC 2nd team as a sophomore after making the league's All-Freshman
squad in 2008.
JU SIGNS SHOOTER -The JU men's basketball team has signed Jimmy
McMurrin for the 2009-10 season.
At the Impact Basketball Academy this past season, McMurrin hit 48 percent of
his shots from 3-point land and averaged 18.6 points per game. The 6-foot-3 guard put
up 20 points or more six times during the season, with a season-high of 30.
The Impact program faces some of the top teams around the West Coast on an
annual basis, such as Findlay Prep and Stone Ridge Academy both of which pro-
duced multiple high-major signees this year.
"Jimmy is a confident and mature young man and a very good shooter," said JU
head coach Cliff Warren. "He's an intelligent young man in the classroom and on the
basketball court. He has a tremendous work ethic and is always working on his defi-
ciencies.


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Congressman Allen Boyd Visits

FAMU's Center for Plasma Science and Technology


Congressman Allen Boyd toured Florida 7
A&M University's Center for Plasma Science
and Technology in Innovation Park to talk to
FAMU researchers to learn more about the feder-
ally funded and defense related research that
FAMU.is conducting. FAMU President James
H. Ammons and Larry Robinson, FAMU's vice
president for Research, accompanied Boyd.
During the tour, Congressman Boyd vis-
ited the modem fluid physics and the laser
remote sensory laboratories. He also had the .
opportunity to learn more about FAMU research .
for the U.S. Army and FAMU's Spheromak
Photo caption: Delonia Wiggmns. a Flo
Turbulent Plasma Experiment. physics candidate, (left) and Joseph
FAMU researchers are developing guished professor of science and eng
stronger lightweight materials that may be used right) gives a demonstration for Cong
modern fluid physics lab during his toi
by the U.S. Army in its development of future Plasma Science and Technology in Innc
combat systems. These materials could cost less
to produce, manufacture quicker and maximize soldier protection. Researchers are also
working to develop a new.generation of laser and sensor technologies that can be used on
the battlefield to determine potential threats from long-range distances.
Researchers'at CePaST also discussed that our national security is in jeopardy
unless we develop new energy sources. The planet is at risk of C02 suffocation unless we
discover clean energy alternatives, which is the focus of a new research project at FAMU.


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FAMU faculty and students are now positioned to lead
Switch innovations into a 22nd century of worry free electricity.
I A spheromak uses magnets to squeeze plasma and produce
S. fusion much like the more expensive and government utilized
tokamaks. Fusion leaves no carbon footprints behind and is a
pollution-free source of energy.
"FAMU is now funded at $1 million to design and
begin a vigorous pursuit of a fusion facility," said FAMU
Physics Professor Joseph Johnson, Ph.D.
According to Johnson, FAMU would need an addition-
al funding of $5 million for the second year (2010), and $5 mil-
lion for the third year (2011). FAMU will collaborate with West
SVirginia University and Auburn University on this project. This
da A&M University Ph.D. .
ohnson, Ph.D., a distin- research will provide new career and research opportunities for
peering and physics, (far students, along with models for the development of expanded
ssman Alen Boyd in the job opportunities throughout the nation.
r of the FAMU Center for
actionn Park. According to Congressman Boyd, the Congressional
earmarks are different now. "The money is not there the way it
used to be," said Boyd. President Ammons thanked Congressman Boyd for his support.
"We are very appreciative for Congressman Boyd's relentless support for Florida
A&M University," said Ammons. "We will continue to do our part to secure more grant
opportunities for FAMU to make sure FAMU remains a leader in research."


Pamela Tolson


(850) 412-5211
a,


pamela.tolson@famu.edu


SMay r's Jacksonville Mayor John Peyton and community leaders held a news conference to pro-
THE JACKSONVIIE JO URNEY vide an overview of two youth employment opportunities available this summer-the
SS unmILL e r Mayor's Summer Jobs Program and the WorkSource Summer Success ProgramT-and to
encourage additional business community participation.
Jobs "We know that to reverse the culture of violence that has developed in this community,
Photos by COJ we must provide young people with the resources to allow them to hone their skills and
build a foundation for their future," said Peyton. "Thanks to significant collaboration and
support, more than 1,400 students will have the opportunity to build their character, devel-
op leadership traits and promote respect for themselves and others through a wide array
of summer work experiences.

Several types of youth employment opportunities are available to students ages 14-24
This summer through funding from the mayor's anti-crime initiative. The Jacksonville
J( 7- Journey, and the federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (a.k.a the
Economic Stimulus Packagei.

For more information visit. COJ.net


Sexting In Church And School


The invasiveness of 21st century handheld
technology into churches is not limited to
the pulpit, pews and choir stands, nor the
classroom, lunchrooms, and bathrooms of
our schools. Students'are using their hand-
held devices for other reasons besides wor-
shiping and studying. In recent years tech-
nology has invaded our places of worship
and educational institutions causing distrac-
tions and disruptions. Displays of this inva-
sion can be seen when our Pastors forget to
turn off their blackberries during preaching
time, when deacons and deaconesses try
to discretely tell those who are calling that
they/are on ministerial duty or when church
choir members gospel songs/worldly songs
play on their cell phones as they perform
praise and worship. Every Sunday a new
routine is added before services begin or
during the week before instruction in
school; people are being told to turn off or
silence their digital devices and not to text.
We have all chuckled, smiled, scowled, or
tried to ignore these digital intrusions in our
worship times. There are even jokes in movies that when a cell phone rings, the preacher
in "The Fighting Temptations," "that better be Jesus calling" is the popular statement.
Teens and Adults: The digital incursion is not limited to teens, but adults are the culprits
often times. We cannot always lay blame on our young people for the use of digital tools to
communicate with family and friends. The use or misuse of digital communication devices
is obvious, but the use of them in an inappropriate environment and the use of inappropri-
ate language in songs and lyrics is growing in our society. Adults must set the example, cor-
rect behaviors that our children exhibit and make sure adults are not the culprits.
Defining Sexting: Wikipedia; seating is defined as," the act of sending sexually explicit
messages or photos electronically, primarily between bell phones" (www.wikipedia.com).
The technology is such that not only can photos be sent but video, audio and links to web
sites. The multimedia experience can be displayed digitally on cell phone screens
which creates a major concern for ISP's (Internet Service Providers) and cell phone com-
panies, the content that is sent through them is border line inappropriate, this material skirt-
ing the edges of child and teen porn being sent by testing, many ISP's and cell phone com-
panies are reexamining their policies on pictures, text and video. Police detective Vern
Myers in Colorado on investigating several cases states, "on something like that it's child
pornography. If you take that picture, you're manufacturing it; if you send that picture, then
you're distributing it". Throughout the U.S. at least four states, sexting kids are facing
charges of child pornography and sexual exploitation of a minor. Parents are encouraged
to check their child's texting history, and who is in their texting group of friends. If there is
no resistance then the teen has nothing to hide, but if teens are defiant especially if the par-
ent is paying the bill then there is a problem.
Social Interaction and Social Networking: The participation in social networking has
allowed teens to be involved in more risky behaviors because there is more interaction at
a personal level. If you post personal information on a social site like MySpace, Facebook,
YouTube, ete, then others that are your friends can add you as a friend and see that you
are a potential candidate for that type of behavior. There is more exposure to people or
groups that teens would not have been exposed to before. Even without the digital aspects
of social networking there have been these types of exchanges in magazines and newspa-
pers,.but in non-direct ways, not so directly targeted and participated in by teens.


Documented in Wikipedia, "messages with sexual content have been exchanged over all
forms of historical media", but was not directly participated in by teens. These advanced
types of media exchanges just allow for faster and more explicit materials to be shared.
One of the dangers that teens are experiencing is that they may share a photo or video with
a friend, but it only takes minutes for it be forwarded by text, email, twitter, etc to others. "A
social danger with sexting is that material can be very easily and widely promulgated, over
which the originator has no' control" The Institute for Responsible Online and Cell-Phone
Communication (I.R.O.C.). This loss of control has possibly cost the life of several young
ladies who shared photos with their boyfriends, but that material was spread to others after
they broke-up.
Law Enforcement Investigations: When investigations are being performed there are
varied reasons for this kind of action. The Nat. Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned
Pregnancy, Bill Alpert found that, the primary reason young people give is they say this is
a fun or flirtatious activity," Alpert says further, "of more concern is the second primary rea-
son they cite among girls is they do this as a sexy present for their boyfriends." Girls
do not realize the danger they present to their reputations and future-status in school and
the community. Boys will pass pictures on to their friends and to the football/basketball team
; in the case of (Ohio ) Jessica Logan who hanged herself in her bedroom, she was 18
(T6DAY Show.com March. 6, 2009). "She had sent nude pictures of herself to a boyfriend.
When they broke up, he sent them to other high school girls and the football team. The girls
were harassing her, she was miserable and depressed, afraid even to go to school".
Because of the nature of these situations school officials are sometimes powerless unless
the students are actually caught with the cell phone device taking the picture or texting.
Public Officials: It is difficult to tell young people not to do something unless there is pub-
lic notice and adults are put in criminal situations. Across America; public officials and reli-
gious leaders are being investigated because of questionable texting. Their texts and
emails are being scrutinized more and more because of who they are texting and their pos-
sible content. These electronic messages are stored on servers and archived for years.
One case is that of Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick and his texting case. "Controversy
began when over 14,000 text messages were recently discovered that had been passed
between Kilpatrick and Beatty. The texts supported the theory that the two were involved in
a sexual relationship at the time and also supported the claims that they had conspired..."
The Detroit News. "Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick Shamed by Text Messages".
School Policies: In various districts throughout Florida; school districts currently have a pol-
icy that prohibits students from using cell phones during school time, and that includes text
messaging. District officials implemented the policy to curb students from using cell phones
and camera phones to cheat on tests. This policy in some form is implemented throughout
Florida. There are cases that texting is being used to bully students as well. In a November
2007 survey it was found by Boost Mobile "that text messages have been used to bully 24
per cent of young people. Texting was used in almost 90 per cent of cases of harassment
of people aged between 13 and 18 years
via mobile telephone".
Laws on Record: The question on many peoples minds, are there laws? Parry Aftab, an
Internet security expert explained there are laws, but with any accusation "It depends on
the age of the child. If somebody's under the age of 18, it's child pornography,'and even the
girl that posted the pictures can be charged. They could be registered sex offenders".
During his work Aftab states that, "Forty-four percent of the boys say that they've seen sex-
ual images of girls in their school, and about 15 percent of them are disseminating those
images when they break up with the girls." Girls don't think that boys will do this until it is
too late. Parents need to be diligent to the activities of their teens when they are using cell
phones. It is literally a matter of life and death; teens reputations which could be affected,
future job opportunities, public service, political office and relationships. If the parent is pay-
ing the bill or the child is living at home then the parent assumes responsibility for their
child's actions.

William Jackson, M.Ed.
William.jackson@ewc.edu www.jacksonville.cominteract/blog/williamjackson


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FAMU Graduate Selected as Finalist for the
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation National
Award

Tammie Johnson, Ph.D.,
recipient of the State of
Florida's first Doctor of Public
Health (DrPH) degree, has
been selected as one of five
finalists for the first annual
Robert Wood Johnson
Foundation National Award for
Outstanding Epidemiology
Practice in Addressing Racial
and Ethnic Disparities. This
recognition was based on
Johnson's Council of State and
Territorial Epidemiologists
(CSTE) abstract submission
titled "Association Between
Receiving Diabetes Self-Management Education and
Comprehensive Diabetes Clinical Care." She was selected from
among 400 participants nationwide. Additionally, her research,
photo, and biographical sketch will be published in the CSTE
annual conference program, and she will be publically recognized
as a finalist and guest of the CSTE president at the awards ban-
quet in Buffalo, New York at the Niagara Convention Center.
"Conducting studies that add to the body of knowledge pertain-
ing to racial and ethnic health disparities is one of the most impor-
tant public health functions that epidemiologists perform," said
Johnson. "I am honored that the Council of Staet and Territorial
Epidemiologists has nominated this work for the Robert Wood
Johnson Foundation Award."
This award was established to recognize an individual presenter
at the CSTE Annual Conference whose professional work
advances public health knowledge through epidemiology and
applied research in racial and ethnic disparities and improves pub-
lic health practice through effective use of data and epidemiology.
Cynthia M. Harris, PH.D., professor and director of the Institute of
Public Health housed within the College of Pharmacy and
Pharmaceutical Sciences (COPPS) said, "This is indeed an honor
and we are so proud of Dr. Johnson! As the recipient of the first
doctor of public health degree (DrPH) in the state of Florida, she
is truly making tremendous strides in both public health practice
and research."
"We congratulate Dr. Johnson on being selected as a finalist for
this distinguished award and for her commitment to addressing
health disparities that disproportionately affect underserved com-
munities," said Henry Lewis III, dean and professor, FAMU
COPPS.
CSTE promotes the effective use of epidemiologic data to guide public health
practice and improve health. CSTE accomplishes this by supporting the use of
effective public health surveillance and good epidemiologic practice through
training, capacity development, and peer consultation, developing standards for
practice, and advocating for resources and scientifically based policy.


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Press Release
What:
National Black Teen Empowerment Show
The NBTES provides dialogue that will strengthen the ways our communities
support their children, and give us an opportunity to discuss and deliver better
ways to reach and teach today's young generation.
When:
Sunday at 3:00pm
Who:
Hosted by R. Lee Gordon
National Black Teen Empowerment Expo (NBTEE) New York City
rgordon@uniteedesign.com
Co-hosted by William Jackson, M.Ed. Jacksonville, Florida
Educational Commentary Black Talk Radio NetworkTm.
William.jackson @ewc.ed u
My QuestTo Teach
Blogging at: www.jacksonville.com/interact/blog/willia mjackson
Where:
Black Teen Empowerment Radio
http://blacktalkradio. ning.com/events/black-teen-empowerment-radio
Black Talk Radio
http://blacktalkradio. ning.com/
Contact Info:
1-347-826-9112 to call in and make comments online.
(904) 502 3211 for more information.
Objective:
Black teens: to showcase their talents and what positive things that
they want to do and are doing in their churches, communities, business
and schools. Allowing teens to inspire teens.....


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Famu Professor Elected As President-Elect For Manrrs

The National Society for Minorities in
Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related
Sciences (MANRRS) has elected Verian Thomas,
Ph.D., as its 2009-2010 national president-elect.
The membership of MANRRS is comprised of stu-
dents and professionals in approximately 40 chap-
--t ters that represent more than 50 academic institu-
tions in 29 states.
Thomas is the director of the Division of
1..' Agricultural" Sciences in the College of
Engineering Sciences, Technology and Agriculture
(CESTA) at Florida A&M University (FAMU).
During her tenure in the college, Thomas has pro-
vided leadership that has been very instrumental in
the development of academic programs in CESTA
I over the past decade. Her educational background
/ f includes earning her B.S. degree in chemistry from
"' Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada; the M.S.
degree in chemistry from the University of
Michigan and her Ph.D. degree in food science
from the Leeds University. England. Through her role as a member of the faculty,and an
administrator, Thomas has been actively involved in the professional development of her
students. Currently. she serves as advisor for the MANRRS chapter at FAMU.
"MANL RRS is indeed my favorite professional society because I have witnessed firsthand
the great impact it has on the professional development of students at Florida A&M
University and other universities across the country," said Thomas. "I look forward to serv-
ing in a leadership capacity for this organization as it continues to train minority students to
be competitive and successful in a global economy."
Thomas is excited about beginning her tenure as president in 2010. Her presidency adds a
double dose of exposure for Florida A&M University, which will serve as one of the host
institutions for the 2010 National MANRRS Conference at Walt Disney in Orlando, Florida,
on March 24-27. 2010.
"As a conference host. Florida A&M University has an ideal opportunity to highlight the
excellent service that has been given to minority students for generations through its out-
standing academic programs, research initiatives and extension activities," said Thomas.
"Orlando is the ideal site to give recognition and fanfare to both FAMU and MANRRS.
since both organizations continue to work diligently to promote the academic and profes-
sional advancement of minorities in the fields of agriculture, natural resources and related
sciences."
Makola Abdullah. Ph.D.. dean and director of Land Grant Programs. FAMU CESTA, said,
"Congratulations to Dr. Thomas on being selected for such a prestigious position in MAN-
RRS. which is the premiere organization for minorities in agricultural sciences. It is fantas-
tic that FAMU has an opportunity, through Dr. Thomas, to have a -positive impact on the
organization.
Thomas' vision for the organization is growth. Her main goals are: 1) to increase the num-
ber of Junior MANRRS chapters, which would provide more opportunities for faculty to
mentor pre-college students, especially in research; 2) to increase the number of student
chapters; and 3) to seek grant funds to increase funding for scholarships and summer intern-
ships for MANNRS members.
For information about agricultural sciences programs and the NMANRRS chapter at FAMU,
contact Verian Thomas, at (850) 599-3383 or by email at
verian.thomas&a'famu.edu. To learn more about MANRRS, visit ww.MANRRS.org.


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