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Man Killed by Police
There was a 911 call made by a
female early Tuesday morning
stating that her former boyfriend.
and she were having an argument.
She also told the 911 operator that
the man had a knife and that she
had a restraining order'against
him and was afraid.
Dominic Davis, 29
Dominic Davis29 The 911 call was disconnected
and when the operator called the number back she
could hear loud conversation in the background.
Therefore the operator sent officers out to the
Brentwood area where the call was made even though
the woman later said everything was alright.
About an hour later, the man who had been in disagree
with the woman returned to the area, would not
respond to the officers' Man continued on A-7
Storm in Brunswick
View of some of the thousand of dollars in damage at the
Sonoco Gas Station off Exit 29 in Brunswick, Ga. Thursday.
We heard the thunder, wind and rain but did not
expect that such would cause the damage experienced,
knocking over newspaper racks, shattering glass and
blowing store items in the air, estimating thousands in
Fortunately, no one was hurt.
By Chief Martin Senterfitt
Hurricane season officially started on June 1; do you
know what to do if disaster strikes? Don't wait until
dangerous weather is headed our way to develop a
plan. By then, it will be too late. Take steps now to be.
prepared so ydu are not a victim of the destruction and
Devastation that can result from a hurricane or tropical
As we've all learned in past years, one of the most
important steps to preventing tragedy is having a plan
in place should a natural disaster strike. The city and
the Emergency Operations Center stand ready to act in
the event of a weather disaster, and I encourage each of
you to understand the potential impact a major storm
may have on our area. Learn what to io during a dis-
aster, how to make a plan, and where to get the latest
information. Our emergency procedures can only oper-
ate effectively if residents are aware of them and know
where to get help. And, of course,, a family disaster
plan is critical.
If you have not already done so, please take the time
now to write down what you will do if our area is
threatened by a natural disaster. Find out if your home
can survive the storm. Determine whether or not you
live in an evacuation zone and where you can go for
safety. Assemble the supplies you will need and make
a list of the places you can get the latest disaster infor-
mation. Discuss these preparations with your family
and agree on a plan to get in touch if you should
Now is the time to take responsibility for the safety of
your household. You can visit the city's Web site at
www.coj.net to determine whether or not you live in an
evacuation zone and to learn other tips for creating a
personal disaster response plan.
Prep Rap.................B-5 & 6
Did You Hear?................B-3
President Obama kept his promises and
took the first lady to a Broadway show in
New York City.
Right: James Dunning kept his promise
to Nancy and they jumped the broom at
the end of their wedding ceremony.
Learn more about love relationships and
marriage in this issue.
Chief Financial Officer
to Run for Governor
Florida's Chief Financial Officer, Alex Sink with Star
reporter, Dan Evans
by.Dan Evans, The Florida and Georgia Star
The Star: Ms. Alex Sink, Chief Financial
Officer for the State of Florida visited The
Florida / Georgia Star. This reporter read
reports indicating Ms. Sink is running for the
governor's office. We ask what was the real
reason for this visit.
Alex Sink: I've announced that I will cam-
paign to become governor and I want everyone
to know some of the things I want to
work on. I'm serving as the current elected
financial officer for the state of Florida, and in
that role I am the Tax payer fiscal watch dog.
I am looking out for waste, fraud, abuse,
Chief Continued on A-7
James Brown's Estate Settled
It has been more than two years since
James Brown, 73, died on Christmas
Day 2006. finally, the estate battle
regarding his assets is over.
James Brown His surviving spouse was not includ-
ed in Brown's will.
The court ordered about one:half of the estate to a chari-
table trust, about one fourth to his wife, Tomi Rae Hymie
and their son, and the rest to Brown's six adult children.
The order did not include any funds to those who sub-
mitted names and information stating they were born
through other relationships.'
Affecting Mniinority Dealers
On May 26, a group of minority dealers filed objection
in the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of
New York in response to Chrysler's motion to reject cer-
tain franchise contracts with its dealers -- especially its
Documents revealed that Hispanics, Native Americans,
African Americans and Asian American dealerships are
being reduced by 15 percent, 22 percent, 27 percent and
332 percent respectively.
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First Black Female Rabbi
Alysa Stanton, daughter of
Pentacostal parents and a licensed
psychotherapist, will become- the
first black female Rabbi this sum-
Stanton studied at Hebrew Union'
College-Jewish Institute of
Religion. She and her 14'-year-old
daughter will be mo\ ing to North
Carolina to serve.
Firemen Fashion Show Successful
The Big Apple Bar and Grill was
on fire last Saturday night while
o hosting the second Third Alarm
Fashion Show. Models were mem4
bers of Jacksonville Brotherhood of
Firefighters and family, with spe-
S e ial appearances by Essence of Fire,
and Black Women in the Fire
'The sold out club of 350 persons
with standing room only to the many supporters of this fund
raiser for the new Explorer firefighter program will help
young people interested in joining the Fire Service.
President Addresses Muslims
He simply asks for peace in the
i middle east. President Obama on his
visit said in his addresses that the
Palestinian Authority must develop
the capacity to govern,with institu-
tions that serve the needs of its peo-
ple. At the same time, he said Israelis
J must acknowledge that just as Israel's
right to exist cannot be denied, neither
The United States does not accept the legitimacy of con-
tinued Israeli settlements" on the West Bank and outskirts
of Jerusalem. It is time for these settlements to stop."
FBI Highlighting Gangs
The U. S. is seeing a rise in gang membership, from
urban ti suburban areas reported the FBI. Gangs are
involved in auto theft, assault, home invasions, armed
robbery, and extortion, as well as fraud, identity theft,
drug trafficking, weapons trafficking, alien smug-
gling, and murder.
Because of this, they have joined communities,
nationwide, to crack down, Florida and Georgia
included, to disrupt and dismantle these violent
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Faith In Our Community >
Schedule of Events and Services
GREATER MT. SALEM BAPTIST CHURCH, located
at 2335 Moncrief Rd., will be sponsoring a 7-UP
Program, Sunday, June 14at at 4:00 p.m. Rev. C.E.
SAINT PAUL A.M.E. CHURCH, 6910 New Kings Rd.
is pleased to announce the scheduled activities and servic-
es for the month of June. The public and friends are
extended a special invitation to share in the events. Bible
Study is held each Wednesday at 12:00 p.m. Prayer meet-
ing takes place each Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. Bible Study
begins at 7:00 p.m. An exciting innovative, and heart-
warming series, "We Were Made for Relationships," will
be completed during the month of June. June 7th Holy
Communion 7:30 a.m. and 10:55 a.m.; June 10th -
Registration for Brooks-Johnson Vacation Bible Institute
ends; June 14-17th -Brooks-Johnson Vacation Bible
Institute; June 21st -Father's Day Observance; June 22nd
-Third Quarterly Conference. Contact the church at 764-
2755 for additional information and transportation. The
Rev. Dr. Marvin C. Zanders, II, is the pastor.
THE B. J. LANE CHORUS OF MT. SINAI BAPTIST
CHURCH will present their Annual Musical
Extravaganza on Saturday, June 20th at 5:00 p.m. This
year's event will include various Male Choirs, Quartets,
Soloist and Groups from the community and surrounding
areas. Choir president, Bro. W. Kimbrough, is inviting the
public to attend. Rev. R. L. Lundy is pastor. The church is
located at 2036 Silver St., in Jacksonville. Call (904) 354-
7249 for more information.
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.
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-
EBENEZER UNITED METHODIST WOMEN pres-
ent ANNUAL SPRING CONCERT Ebenezer United
Methodist Womep 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
Missionary Baptist Church
members are blessed to celebrate
their Church's 38th and the Rev.,
S, Dr. Will A. Waldrop, along with his
lovely wife, Sister Saundra
t Waldrop's, 22nd Pastor's
S Anniversary. This year the out-
standing theme is "Detours to
S Destiny." The Scripture for this
iL anniversary is Gen. 50:20 "As for
you, you meant evil against me; but
God meant it for good in order to bring about this pres-
ent result, to preserve many people alive." Mt. Nebo is
located at 8778 Lake Placid Dr., East. The anniversary
will take place on June 14th starting at 4:00 p.m., June
15th and 17th beginning 7:00 p.m. Any questions please
call 768-8916. All are welcome.
Methodist Women and the North East District U.M.W.
The women of Ebenezer invite the entire community to
come and enjoy this wonderful musical treat.
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.
ADKINS, Mark died
May 30, 2009.
died May 30, 2009.
BELL, Dewitt, 81, died
May 29, 2009.
'Charles died June 2,
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COX, Sarah J., 55, died
May 28, 2009.
died June 1, 2009.
75, died May 31, 2009.
GERALD, Albert, died
June 2, 2009.
GREEN, James Jr., died
May 31, 2009.
GREEN, Lee Otis, died
May 31, 2009.
HENRY, Alma died May
LEE, Mary F., died May
LITTLE, Michael A.,
died May 27, 2009.
MOORE, Dock, Jr., 71,
died May 29, 2009.
died May 28, 2009.
SIMON, Tremell M.,
died May 27, 2009.
SELLING, Alan died
May 28, 2009.
died June 1, 2009.
Timothy, 37, died May
The Church Directory
"Come and Worship With Us"
New Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church
1824 Prospect Street Jacksonville, FL 32208
Sunday School ......................................9:30 a.m.
Intercessory Prayer....................10:45 a.m. '' '
Morning Worship .....................11:00 a.m.
Youth Church -''
2nd & 3rd Sundays (Old Sanctuary) i': l .
Tuesday Pastoral Bible Study ............... 7:00 p.m. .-
Pastor, Eric Lee .
Rev. Joe Calhoun, Pastor Emeritus ~ "-
(904) 764-5727 Church
Historic Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church
W orship Service .................................. 10:00 a.m.
Church School .................................... 8:30 p.m.
"Glory Hour" Bible Study ........................... 10:00 a.m.
"Jehovah Jirah" Bible Study ........................... 6:30 p.m.
2nd & 4th Thursday "Young at Heart Ministry .......... .10:00 a.m.
Joy Explosion Ministry ................... .......... 6:30 p.m.
201 East Beaver St. (904) 355-9475
*Rev. F.D. Richardson Jr., Pastor
GREATER EL-BETHEL DIVINE HOLINESS CHURCH
"The Church Where Everybody Is Somebody"
Bishop Lorenzo Hall., Pastor
Street Address: 723 W. 4th St. Jacksonville, Florida 32209
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 3575, Jacksonville, Florida 32206
Church Telephone: (904) 359-0661 Home: (904) 358-8932 Cell: 710-1586
Sunday School 9:30 a.m.
Morning Worship 11:00 a.m.
Tuesday Prayer Meeting & Bible Study,7:00 p.m.
Thursday Joy Night,7:00 p.m.
PENTECOSTAL CHURCH of GOD
"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 ChapelA.M.E. Church
2200 Albany Street. PO Box 759. Bruns\ ick. GA 31 5201
Rev Rithaiii Hlitcherson, Paosto
Sunday Church School
*"A Life Changuig Experience" 9.15 10:55 am.
Moprrng \Vorship Service. ...... .11.00 a.m.,
Church at Srud (Weekl) Bible Study)
SMonda', Nights. .............. .. 7.00 X:30 p m.
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"There 's Always Somrethin,.
Mrs. Viola M. Walker's First Novel
"'House of Secrets"
Michael and Mrs. Marsha Dean Phelts recently hosted a book
signing and Texas barbeque for Mrs. Viola M. Walker's first novel,
House of Secrets. The menu guests enjoyed was inspired from a cel-
ebrated scene in the novel.
Mrs. Walker spends winters at her American Beach oceanfront
home where she. enjoys writing and jogging. Walker who wrote grants
for the Detroit School District now writers ftr her enjoyment and is
on her fourth novel in the Zora Series for Parker Publishers.
House of Secrets set in the fictional town of Album, Texas has
become the hot talk on American Beach, Amelia Island and beyond.
House of Secrets begins when Hallie Owen, a magazine columnist
from Detroit, Michigan travels to Album, Texas to pursue the covet-
ed dream of writing the history for the town's most prominent family,
the Winston Album Mitchells. Caught in the middle of a whirlwind
of deception Hallie soon discoverers the family is locked in long, hid-
den secrets she wishes she never heard.
The menu served by Crystol's Exquisite Catering included two
perfectly roasted pigs with orange sauce, barbequed chicken, slaw,
Texas style Barbequed chili beans, roasted corn on the cob, and the
punch that Chef Harvey is noted for.
The Phelts report that this was a very enjoyable Book Signing at
'i il and Joce FrinA
Porky Pig Hot Roasted in orange sauce
You are nm best friend and the one I want to share
nmy lil with. T-will love you lbrever and stand by you
always. I will, be yours in times of plenty and in times
of need. I will have faith in you and encourage you in
everything you do. I will work along side you to build
a. wonderfid life together, and I will support you as you
explore your own independent growth. I will be your
friend. your lover and your' partner for all the days iwe ,
share together "
"I take you to be no one but yourself and to share
everything in life, by giving you space to learn and
growu as a person, by challenging your assumptions, by
trusting your judgenient and trusting you with iny
whole heart, so that we, may build a life and home
together of much happiness and joy"
"I promise to always love you, hug you and keep
you near to mie. I want you to know that I respect you I
more than any other person I know, and that based on
this respect we can create a; life of neve- ending love .
irnd mutual connionent together Wei may ipt alwt'ays I I
agree wiith each others thinking or way' of dbing things, L 11 I
but I will always hold your opinion and counsel in the
highest regard. Forever more, I am i, ours."
opening On The First Coast"
Viola Walker author of House of Secrets.
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American Beach residents celebrating another local
author, Charlie Roderick, Larney and Lil Owens
(Jesse Mealing fore ground) and Joy Lawson.
Amnterican Beach author LaShonda Holloway
with her mother, Helen Holloway.
Herman Springs and -nnette Mrers. Mrs.
,l'errs is author of The Shrinking Sands of an
African American Beach.
Shmarafrantcheska Smith and Jason Richard ChefA. L. Harvy of Cystol Exquisite Catering
Mitchell exchanged wedding vows on and staff cateredforthe Mitchells.
November 29, 2008 in a beautiful fall garden.
Photos by Frank M. Powell
They all gathered at the Tudor-style home in Hidden Hills Country
Club Estates to celebrate with the Mitchells.
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Photo by Laurence Greene, The Florida Star
Photo by Laurence Greene, The Florida Star Photo by Laurence Greene, The Florida
photographer. Star photographer.
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Mark and Sharon Fitten have been married for 25 years. The
wed on June 2, 1984. They have four children all who have or
are currently attending college. They also have a lovely
daughter-in-law and two beautiful granddaughters.
Lawania Stanford McCrae and Edward J. Stanford are the
only children of Elder Joe W. Stanford and Sister Katie B.
Stanford married May 28, 1960 in Troy, Alabama at the
.Pike County Court House. They remarried after 25 years.
They have four grand kids and six great-grandchildren.
They are members of Southside Church of God in Christ,
Pastor Bishop Edward Robinson. They are very close and
Marion and Prudence Williams have been married for 25
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African-American Wedding Rituals: Jumping The Broom
African American cou-
ples choose to "jump the
broom" as a part of their
Although the practice,
which can be traced back to
Ghana, fell out of favor in
the African American com-
munity after the end of slav-
ery, it has experienced a
slight resurgence in recent
years as some couples seek
to reaffirm their African
Jumping the broom is an
African American phrase
and custom relating to wed-
ding ceremonies. In some
nities, recently married cou-
ples will end their ceremo-
ny by, jumping together or
separately over a broom.
This practice. dates back at
least to the 19th century and
has enjoyed a 20th century
revival largely due to the
'There is an ongoing
debate as to the exact origin
or origins of jumping the
broom as a wedding cere-
mony. The commonly held
belief is' that the practice
originates or at least has
roots in West Africa.
However, there are no
recorded instances of West
African or Central African
weddings that involved
jumping over the broom.
It is documented that
brooms existed as spiritual
symbols in regions where
African Americans originat-
ed. The prime candidate for
a geographic origin of the
custom in Africa is Ghana
where brooms were waved
above the heads of newly-
weds and their parents. The
author Danita Rountree
Green in her book "Broom
Jumping: A Celebration of
Ideas,1992), admits there is
no recognized documenta-
tion suggesting that ethnic
groups in Ghana, who were
prominent in the Atlantic
Slave Trade, ever jumped
over the broom. Still,
Green's research implies
that the ceremony used
today stems from traditional
rites of maturation still
practiced in Africa.
No form ofmarriage was
recognized for blacks dur-
ing American slavery. In its
absence, the ceremonial
jumping of the broom
served as an open declara-
tion of settlitig down in a
within the slave community.
Jumping the broom was
always done before witness-
es as a public ceremonial
announcement to other
members of the slave com-
munity that a couple chose
to become as close to mar-
ried as was then allowed.
After the American Civil
War the fomier slaves were
free,. and could have
with wedding rings conven-
tionally recognizable as
symbols of marriage, The
was among the vestiges of
slavery that was no longer
required, and the outdated
tradition was largely aban-
doned after it was no longer
American couples who do
not actually jump a broom
when they get married, may
joke or recognize the phrase
to be synonymous with get-
ting married in the same
way that "tying the knot" is
associated with getting mar-
ried. Brooms can be beauti-
fully decorated and may be
used as wall decor after the
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bad contracting and when I find ways that I don't think our tax dollars are being
spent right I will just call them out .. I'm also involved in consumer protection
issues when it come to insurance and financial matters. I am particular ly concerned
when it comes to the needs of our seniors. Often seniors in our communities get
scammed right and left. That is a particular concern in the African
American community as well. I'm working on identifying ways to educate seniors
I'm pretty tough, I have a lot of law enforcement officers working with me and
we arrest people that insist on taking advantage of our seniors.
The Star: With that, I guess you have your hands full with the implementa-
tion of the President's Stimulus plan that will take effect July 1?
Alex Sink. Yes, in this coming year budget with 3 /2 billions dollar, one role is to
be on the look out for fraud and abuse. Billions of dollars invite waste and abuse,
so we are going to be very careful in monitoring how these dollars are being spent.
We must see that it gets into the hands it is intended for.
The Star: What questions are you getting in'your office about the plan?
Alex Sink: Well, as related to the plan, the first concern is how the grants are going
to work. I believe in competitive bidding. One of the things I talk about in
Tallahassee is the fact that I don't like those no bid contracts, you know where the
deal is already greased for somebody. We ought to have an open contracting
process and be clear of the expected outcome.
The Star: Are you going to be a governor that will only do studies or are you going
to find solutions and work towards making things better?
Alex Sink: Well, that is a good question for me because I hate studies that get done,
and end up on a top shelf....put away. So I think a study is going to be put on the
top shelf or in the trash I feel that's a waste of money. We shouldn't be doing that in
the first.place. The people that work with me in my department know that the study
is the first step and then the work begins in order to make a change. I'm a woman
of action and a woman of my word. I like to get things done an d at the end of
the day be able to say these are all of the things that have been accomplished, just
as I can do now, after a short time in office, two and a half years I can rattle off the
accomplishments I have made.
The Star:Now, you know with that statement I'm going to put you on the spot. Tell
our readers about three of them.
Alex Sink:Well, one of them is accountability and transparency by letting tax pay-
ers know where and how the. dollars are being spent. You can go on my web
site, Myfloridacfo.com and hit The Florida's Checkbook and see everything. Type
in city of Jacksonville and see how the local dollars are being spent..Number two:
The Task Force put together a program to safe guard our seniors. We are able to
identify areas in which senior are being taken advantage of. Tfiird, saving tax
payer dollars. A start was renegotiating contracts such as looking into cell phone
usage in the state and finding fifty cell phones in a closet that somebody.was paying
fifty dollars a month for each one. It's stuff like that all over state government that
we have and are continuing to change.
The Star: More baby boomers are reaching retirement age. What will you do to
assist the concerns that have risen in the housing market.
Ms. Sink: I wrote a letter to the top mortgage lenders to meet with me because
lawyers had been un successful in getting a meeting. They did meet, we gave
assignments and set 90 days for them to return their findings to see, if they had
done what they said.
The Star: You have made your announcement to run for governor. What will be
your top priority during the Campaign?
Alex Sink: Oh, without a doubt the economy and jobs. I'm going to use my
thirty years of business experience creating jobs, and again bringing people to
Florida, allowing us the ability to re invent our state through diversity and finan-
The Star: After the election we can pull this interview and hold you account-
Alex Sink: Absolutely!..
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order to stop. The officers said because they had been told that he had a knife, they
feared for their life and tried to keep a safe distance. When Davis decided to move
toward the officer, he was shot, as the officer kept yelling, "Show me your hands."
Davis died after being shot, right in the area. None of the officers were injured.
After his death and, search, a knife was not found at the shooting scene.
Dominic Davis' death is the sixth JSO involved shooting this year.
Sheriff Rutherford reported while serving as a guest on IMPACT radio that the city
has had a'decrease in crime and that he believes this de crease is due to tile num-
ber of officers on the streets. However, he said there are still not enough and the
department is still recruiting.
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JUNE 6, 2009
Ask Deanna! Is an advice column known for its
fearless approach to reality-based subjects!
I tossed my future wife out of the house in the middle of the night.
My family is taking her side because she told them about an old
affair I had. However, she failed to mention I walked in and a
strange man was asleep in my bed. I only wanted her to be honest
about this man right then and there. She never came up with a good
reason so I kicked her out immediately. I'm confused because she
wants to return. Should I give her another chance?
Glenn Atlanta, GA
She's playing you left and right and that's why you can't see straight. Unless you just fell
off the turnip truck, the man in your bed was there for a reason. You did the right thing by
getting her out of the house on the spot. You always have the option of staying and faking
it since you're both cheaters. But you should keep it real and get out of this relationship
with the lottery approach and tell your fiancee' "Don't'play me, play Lotto!"
My wife and I have been married for 11 years. She wouldn't wear lingerie, and the lights
had to be off when being intimate. .1 expressed my concerns on these matters. Later in the
marriage she quit work because I was taking good care of the household. There was still no
intimacy, so I had an affair with a female friend. I told my wife about this but then I saw
her car at a man's house. She denied being there at first but later she said they only sat and
talked on the sofa. Am I a fool or what?
Tyrone On-Line Reader
You're not a fool, but your wife is a trickster. Nine times out often when your woman who
claims to love you skips out on her womanly duties, she's cheating. You've been deprived,
you've been used and you've been lied to. Two wrongs don't make a right and you burned
each other with the cheating. Make a decision and decide to be together, have an open rela-
tionship or call it quits and keep it moving.
My best friend just purchased a new car. She's very materialistic but thatzhas never been a
problem within our friendship. Now that she has a new car, she doesn't call, we don't hang
out and I hardly see her. She's hanging with some new girls that never thought about her
before. I feel she's being used but her new friends have talked her into thinking I'm jeal-
ous. How do I let her know I'm still here for. her no matter what?
Asia Jacksonville, FL
In order to have a good friend you must be a good friend and your girlfriend obviously isn't
with the program. She's temporarily in the fast lane taking a walk on the wild side, which
will soon fade. You should move on with your life and get a new hobby, set of friends or
whatever it takes to keep busy. Pray for your friend because she's being used like toilet
palmer and be there for her when the chips fall down.
Ask Deanna is written bj Deanna M..Write Ask Deanna! Deanna M, 264 S. La Cienega, Suite 1283,
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Announcements, meetings, happenings, and community events
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$ MONEY MATTERS $
LESSON TO LEARN
A car is a wasting asset, the value of an automobile
begins to decrease the moment \ou drive it off the lot.
Money should be used wisely, although this young
school teacher has the freedom to spend her money as
she sees fit, she has chose to put a material want ahead
of a need. In other words, she ma\ need a car to drive,
but she wants a Mercedes Benz. This is a classic example of misuse of financial
power, instead of using her financial resources to build assets, (real estate, stocks,
mutual funds etc.) she has used her financial resources to project a costly false
image of prosperity. Trust me, at the age of 24, she has already positioned herself
on the long hard road to financial struggles. Imagine, if instead of spending $700
per month on a car note, she instead invested it in a growth asset. $700 per month
equals $8,400 per year in'savings. with a good sound investment plan in place,
her $8,400 yearly investment should grow to over $50,000 within 5 years. Trust
me, she couldn't trade her Mercedes Benz in for half of that. Sad to say, but this
young 24 year old has the mindset of at least 85 percent of the American popula-
tion who each year find themselves in similar positions of money mismanage-
Robert Henderson Jr., Certified Financial Planner
Author of The New Underground Railroad
BEAVER STREET ENTERPRISE CENTER -Florida's only core-city business incu-
bator, has been serving the community successfully for SIX Years as of this month and
we are celebrating Six Big Events with the theme: $ix $enses of Business success !
Please help us observe this special anniversary month by placing our events on your cal-
endar and attending as many as possible. When you publicize the excellent programs that
Beaver Street Enterprise Center presents this month and throughout the year, you are
helping us to strengthen our local economy and make a huge difference in the lives of
business people, one entrepreneur at a time. To learn more about Beaver Street Enterprise
Center, RSVP for any of the Sixth Anniversary Events, or to schedule an interview with
any of our excellent staffer tenants, please visit www.bsecenter.net or call 904-265-4700.
CITY KICKS OFF 2009 POOL SEASON AND SUMMER AQUATICS'PRO-
GRAMS -JaxParks swim lessons available for all ages -The City of Jacksonville
Recreation and Community Services Department -JaxParks-- public swimming 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 residents' safety and
enjoyment.'City Pool Schedules: City pools will be open on the weekends only begin-
ning Saturday, May 23. All pools will open seven days a week beginning Saturday, June
6 through Friday, Aug. 14. Swimming pools associated with schools will be open week-
ends only, Aug. 17 21, to accommodate school swim practice. All other pools will be
open the full yeek of Aug. 17 21. Pools will be open on Monday, May 25 for Memorial
Day; Saturday, July 4 for Independence Day; and Monday, Sept. 7 for Labor Day.
Holiday hours are 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Call the pool location, (904) 630-CITY or visit
www.jaxparks.com for specific hours of operation.
THE NORTHEAST FLORIDA. COMMUNITY ACTION AGENCY,
INC.(NFCAA) announced that a small amount of U.S. Department of Agriculture
Surplus Food commodities will be distributed on a first-come first-served basis until the
food is depleted as follows: THURSDAY, JUNE 11TH Jacksonville Townhouse, 3465
Philips Hwy., Towers of Jacksonville, 1400 Le Baron Ave, and Hurley Manor, 3335
University Blvd North. FRIDAY, JUNE 12TH Lane Wiley Senior Center, 6710 Wiley
Rd., West Gate Apartments, 5202 La Ventura Drive East; SATURDAY, JUNE 13TH &
JUNE 15TH Morris Manor, 9050 Norfolk Blvd., Centennial Towers, 230 East 1st
Street, and Senior Village, 801 W. 4th Street.
AUDITIONS! AUDITIONS! AUDITIONS! FOR ALL AGES! Darryl Reuben
Hall's REALITY CHECK NEEDED: Singers and Great Actors AUDITIONS WILL
BE HELD: JUNE 6TH -12:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m. JUNE 7TH 3:00 p.m. -6:00 p.m. at Stage
Aurora Performing Arts Hall, 5188 Norwood Ave in Jacksonville. 904-765-7372. In a
world of Reality Television: America's Got Talent, Intervention, College Hill, and the
Real World; Darryl Reuben Hall's REALITY CHECK brings together eight soulful
strangers who've come together to live in THE HOUSE OF SONG for weeks as cam-
eras follow their every step. On the journey towards the good life, between drinks, eating
and chatter, each housemate learns a life lesson about themselves and one another in the
areas-of jobs, friendship, hate, love, responsibility, family, and honesty. PLEASE PRE-
PARE A SONG THAT BEST SHOWS OFF YOUR VOCAL POWER! Be prepared to
read from the script and/or perform a monologue. REALITY CHECK will perform at the
Florida Theatre August 7-8 (Jacksonville, FL)
HURRICANE PREPARDNESS from Chief Martin Senterfitt -Hurricane season
officially started on June 1; do you know what to do if disaster strikes? Don't wait until
dangerous weather is headed our way to develop a plan. By then, it will be too late. Take
steps now to be prepared so you are not a victim of the destruction and devastation that
can result from a hurricane or tropical storm. As we've all learned in past years, one of
the most important steps to preventing tragedy is having a plan in place should a natural
disaster strike. The city and the Emergency Operations Center stand ready to act in the
event, of a weather disaster, and I encourage each of you to understand the potential
impact a major storm may have on our area. Learn what to do during a disaster, how to
make a plan, and where to get the latest information. Our emergency procedures can only
operate effectively if residents are aware of them and know where to get help. And, of
course, a family disaster plan is critical. If you have not already done so, please take the
time now to write down what you will do if our area is threatened by a natural disaster.
Find but if your home can survive the storm. Determine whether or not you live in an
evacuation zone and where you can go for safety. Assemble the supplies you will need
and make a list of the places you can get the latest disaster information.Discuss these
preparations with your family and agree 6n a plan to get in touch if you should become
separated. Now is the time to take responsibility for the safety of your household. You can
visit the city's Web site at www.coj.net to determine whether or not you live in an evac-
uation zone and to learn other tips for creating a personal disaster response plan.
HEALTH M "
By Ulysses W. Watkins, Jr., M.D.
Sandwich ingredients beef, ham, cheese, and bread
- have all come under nutritional scrutiny. But what about
mayonnaise, mustard, ketchup and other condiments? The
two danger points here are sodium and, in one important case, fat. You can buy low-
sodium mustard and Worcestershire sauce and "lite" versions of mayonnaise and
even ketchup. Less familiar condiments such as chutney, horseradish, and salsa are
flavorful alternatives with few nutritional drawbacks, except that a few brands may
contain large amounts of salt.
Mayonnaise. "Hold the mayo" is definitely the way to go: the only high-fat
condiment, mayonnaise is an emulsion of oil, egg yolk, and vinegar; the regular
version is almost 100 percent fat. However, since it is made with liquid vegetable
oil (usually soybean), mayo is not particularly high in saturated fat.. Despite its egg
content, it contains only a small amount of cholesterol = about five milligrams per
tablespoon. Thus, a mayonnaise that "cholesterol-free" is not an improvement.
Homemade mayonnaise is not nutritionally superior to store-bought. A standard
recipe calls for two egg yolks and one cup of oil. And since it is made with raw eggs !
and without preservatives, homemade mayonnaise may be a source of food poison-
ing due to salmonella.
Products labeled "salad dressing", as Well as "lightaaaaa', "diet", or "imita-
tion" mayonnaise in which water and starch or another thickener replace some of
the oil may contain one-half to two-thirds the calories of real mayo, and less than
half the fat. There's even a tofu-based product with only one gram of fat per serv-
If your palate demands real mayonnaise, use a teaspoonful rather that a table-
spoonful on a sandwich, or blend the mayo with plain low-fat yogurt. Flavor yogurt
with a little mustard, lemon juice, and pepper to add to the mayonnaise in chicken
or tuna salad. Tartar sauce and the "secret sauce" used on fast-food hamburgers are u
both mayonnaise-based: substitute a light mayo or plain low-fat yogurt with a lit-
tle chopped pickle mixed in. and although it's not usually suggested as a low-fat
substitute, even sour cream is a better choice than mayonnaise when you're mak-
ing a dip: a tablespoon of sour cream has only about 25 calories and 2.3 grams of
fat -just one-quarter the calories and fat that are in mayonnaise. Using plain low-
fat yogurt is even better.
Ketchup. Although it consists mainly of tomatoes, the average ketchup is 20
percent sweetener and contains up to 180 milligrams of sodium per tablespoon.
Even the national brand "low-sodium" contains practically no sodium at all. Other
substitutes for ketchup lovers with a sodium problem include tomato paste or puree,
or low-sodium or homemade spaghetti sauce (for use in recipes). Some brands of
bottled Mexican salsa ranchero and taco sauce contain slightly less sodium than
regular ketchup, as do Worcestershire, steak sauce, and pickle relish; most chili
sauces, barbeque sauces, cocktail sauces have even more sodium than ketchup.R
Perhaps the best option is to make your own Mexican-style salsa cruda (raw sauce)
a combination of chopped tomatoes, chilies, onions, lemon or lime juice, and
spices, to satisfy your cravings for a topping with tomato flavor.
Mustard. The natural pungency of mustard somewhat limits the amount your
use, but even a tablespoonful can pack a-major sodium wallop. If you need to
watch your sodium intake ,buy a no-salt-added mustard; dilute the mustard with
some plain low-fat yogurt; or mix your own from dry mustard powder (you'll find
basic directions on the package). Vary served with Indian food (but equally good
with cheese, plain eats, and poultry). Sweet=and-spicy chutneys are fruit or veg-
etable based relishes. All contain negligible fat; however some are very high in
sodium. Look for chutneys made from apples, tomatoes, cranberries, and other
fruits at health food stores or specialty markets. If you can't find a salt-free chut-
ney, choose one that has salt at the bottom-of- the ingredients list. Or substitute
apple, cranberry or other fruit sauces, which are low in sodium and are virtually fat-
Horseradish. Though its pungency complements meat, poultry, and vegeta-
bles, prepared horseradish is not often used as a condiment. And while it is usually
made with salt, its sodium content is fairly low. Combine it with low-sodium mus-
tard for an eye-opening sandwich spread, blend it with plain low-fat yogurt to make
a less biting sauce, or stir it into applesauce for a traditional Austrian accompani- .
ment to beef. Powdered horseradish can be mixed with water or other condiments
to make a tasty sauce.
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Dr. Watkins can be heard live Sundays at 7:05 pm EST on www.KCOHRadio.com. He is
a 330 Mason and Grand Medical Director for the United Supreme Council. S. J. and
Imperial Council (Black Shriners Nationwide) 713-433-4536.
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THE RecruitMilitary CAREER FAIR
The RecruitMilitary Career Fair event will take place in Jackson ille on Thursday. June
11, 2009 at Jacksonville Municipal Stadium (Home of the Jacksonville Jaguars) from
Ilam-3pm.The event \\ill be the 32nd of more than 65 RecruitMilitatn Career Fairs
scheduled for 2009. An all-star team of veteran-friendly organizations will conduct one-
on-one interviews with the job seekers--organizations that \ill include corporate employ-
ers. law-enforcement agencies and othei go\ ernment employees. franchisors, education-
al institutions, veterans service agencies, and \eteians associanons. Already in the line-
up are Bank of America. Delta Connection Academy. DeVrv Unt ersit, Grand Can'on
University, Military Sealift Command, National Oil\\ell Varco. Northrop Grunman.
Schlumberger, SparkleWash. Strayer University. Target. Tro:> Uni ersity Jacksonville,
Wackenhut Corporation. Westinghouse Anniston. and Yuba Heat Transfer.
RecruitMilitary will produce the career fair m cooperation w ith The American Legion:
HireVeisFirst, a unit of the United States Department of Labor, and the Military Spouse
Corporate Career Network (MSCCN).
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March 21st thru April 19th
You seem to be very popular this week,
as Venus aspects both Jupiter and
Neptune in your social zone. You could
find yourself part of one big social whirl,
and having plenty of fun whilst you are
at it. On Wednesday you may be offered
a lucrative deal, which could bring in a
lot of extra income, boosting your earn-
ings quite nicely. Over the weekend be
kind to your body, and think about a two-
day detox to refresh yourself.
SApril 20th thru May 20th
Mars has recently moved into your sign,
bringing you a chance to get started on
all those plans and projects that have
been on the back burner. There is an air
of excitement around you this week, as
someone offers you an opportunity that
may not come round very often.
Accepting could bring about some inter-
esting changes in your life. Saturday is
excellent for entertaining and socializ-
ing, and you will be at your most attrac-
tive at this time.
NIay 21st thru June 21st
If away on vacation, this week will be
sheer poetry. There are plenty of options
for romance, relaxation and an escape
from the day-to-day hassle of everyday
living. However, by midweek you may
want to think very carefully before you
purchase any big-ticket items. Pluto is-
currently retrograde in your joint finan-
cial zone, so don't burden yourself with
unnecessary debts, unless you really
need to. Your intuition is working very
well, so be sure to follow your inner
June 22nd thru July 22nd
This is a good week to visualize all that
you want to have happen in your career.
It really helps to make a choice, or at
least have some sound goals to accom-
plish. Dithering is not an option, as the
energies around you are currently sup-
porting your most focused and specific
thoughts. If you want to get ahead, then
keep this advice uppermost in your
mind, and -don't allow yourself to slide
into negativity. Co-create a wonderful
career, by staying positive.
July 23rd thru Aug 22nd
Mars in your career zone is encouraging
you to take action. If you have been
thinking of changing jobs, this is the time
to arrange interviews, and sum up the
competition. Prepare yourself for big
things. Wednesday is especially impor-
tant, as you may land a major contract,
which could stand you in good stead for
some time to come. You don't have to
pay a lot to have fun this week. Simple
pleasures will bring plenty of enjoyment.
Aug 23rd thru Sept 22nd
With Mars in your adventure and
exploration zone, this is your. oppor-
tunity to explore new worlds and
new subjects. If you have been
thinking of going on vacation, this is
the week when you may finally get
away. This is also a good time to
take up a course or class of study
that will help you improve your skill
set. With Jupiter and Neptune in
your health zone, create positive
goals this week, and determine to
put them into action.
Sept 23rd thru Oct 22nd
Love is in the air. You may find it diffi-
cult to avoid Cupid's arrows. If you are
looking for love, maintain a positive
image of want you do want from a rela-
tionship and don't allow yourself to dwell
on any problems you may have had in the
past. What you focus on will manifest -
so think about your ideal lover. Make a
list of their best habits if you like and
then be prepared for them to appear..
SOct 23rd thru Nov 21st
Mars has just moved into your partner-
ship zone. Issues that have been ignored
will now come to the surface. Overall
this is a good thing as it allows you to
clear the air and brings more energy to
your love life. If your partnership has
become stagnant, prepare for it to sud-
denly come to life. Venus in your health
zone suggests that you may have been
overindulging lately. Time to get back on
track and make a commitment to health-
Nov 22nd thru Dec 21st
You are full of very creative ideas. Yet
you may lack the necessary concentra-
tion to bring them into manifestation.
You will need a to-do list in order to stay
on track, as your mind may. wander more
than usual. But if you can settle down
and get some work done you may sur-
prise yourself by the amount you
achieve. If you are an entrepreneur, your
ideas may be wild but they will be
visionary. Make a note of them!
.I Dec 22nd thru Jan 19th
The week ahead is ideal for bringing
some romance into your life. If you have
been thinking of getting back into the
dating scene, this may be the time to go
ahead. Mars in Taurus suggest that you
are willing to put in'a focused effort to
find that special someone. Meanwhile
you are also in the mood to redecorate
your home. You have some very colour-
ful and bohemian ideas so go ahead
and experiment with giving your place a
S Jan 20th thru Feb 18th
Any new friends you make will be
drawn by your warm, friendly and non-
judgmental outlook on life. A new love
affair may spring up over the Internet,
and may be the source of a lot of fun and
delight. But don't raiseyour expectations
too much, as-it could just as easily fade
away. Enjoy it whilst it lasts, without too
many expectations, and you may find
that the bond between you continues to
grow. Physical relationships look posi-
SFeb 19th thru March 20th
Your dreams continue to provide you
with powerful guidance that you can
use to help you navigate through
daily life. There are many reasons to
keep a notebook and to write them
down on a regular basis. Jupiter and'
Neptune in your spiritual zone also
encourage you to take up meditation,
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responded to an individual
Upon arrival, he met with the victim
who stated that she and her ex-
boyfriend were at Ashley St. W.
when they began to argue. The vic-
tim began rolling in her wheel chair
(in which she is confined to) towards
the witness while the suspect kept
stating "B***h wait 'til it gets dark, I'm'
gonna split your s**t, and I'm gonna
leave you for dead".
The victim stated that when she
contacted the police, the suspect
fled on foot west bound on Ashley
The victim stated that the suspect
carries a knife approximately 6 inch-
es in length. Both the suspect and
victim are transients with no perma-
nent address. The Police Officer
verified the suspect's identity and a
search of the area was conducted
for the suspect with negative results.
Officer will go to the State attorney's
Office to seek a warrant for the sus-
pect's arrest. Case not cleared,
A Violation Of
Upon arrival, Officer met with Joe
(victim) who stated that he has an
Infant child in, common with
Christina (suspect). The victim, said
at this time, he is no longer living
with the suspect and he is not to
have visitation with his infant child,
as there are injunctions in place as
of September 11, 2008.
The victim showed the officer an
injunction for Domestic Violence,
signed by a Judge. Which stated the
above listed suspect was to stay
100 feet away from the victim's vehi-
cle and there was to be no phone
The victim said he was at his resi-
dence, when the suspect came over
and knocked on his front door. The
victim stated he did not answer the
door and attempted to call JSO;
however his cell phone was dead.
The victim stated after some time
passed, he felt the suspect left his
residence, so he went out to his
vehicle to charge his cellular phone
up on his car charger. The victim
said the suspect came out of
nowhere and opened his front pas-
senger car door. The victim stated
the suspect yelled at him for not vis-
iting their baby and then poured a
He Forgot He Had
Officer stopped an Impala during a
A check of a suspect's name via the
system revealed that he had been
arrested several times for narcotics
and traffic related violations. Based
on this observation, officer asked
the suspect to exit the vehicle and
speak with him. Once the suspect
had exited the vehicle, Officer asked
him how long his license had been
suspended, and he stated, "My
license can't be suspended, I just
got out of jail." Then he was asked
what he got out of jail for and he
stated, "I was in jail for driving."
Officer then asked the suspect if he
had been in jail for drug charges
also and he stated, "Yes." The sus-
pect was asked if he had any illegal
narcotics on him and he stated,
"No." After this statement Officer
searched him for illegal narcotics.
Suspect said, "Sure go ahead" and
placed his hands on the listed vehi-
cle and spread his legs. A search of
the suspect revealed a marijuana
cigarette inside the suspect's left
jacket pocket. When Officer
removed the marijuana cigarette
from the suspect's pocket, he stat-
ed, "Man I forgot about that." The
co-defendant was the only other
person in the vehicle and was
arrested for possession of crack
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cup of lemonade on him. The victim
stated the suspect then left the com-
plex, as he told her that he was call-
The victim then showed his cellular
phone and officer observed over
190 text messages within the last
two months, that appeared to be
from the suspect's last known cellu-
lar phone number., Officer then
observed an incoming call from the,
suspects last known cellular num-
ber; however when he answered the
phone, the person on the other end
did not speak. Officer attempted to
call back; however the phone
appeared to be turned off. He was
unable to establish who was using
the above listed number. Officer told
the victim to bring his cellular phone
with the saved messages with him
when he went to the State Attorney's
Office. Officer then spoke with the
victim's brother, who stated that he
observed the suspect knock on his
brother's front door; however he did
not see if any altercation took place
in the parking lot,. as he was inside
the apartment during the time of the
Police issued the victim a State
Attorney's Card and informed him
that he would need to press charges
within 5 business days since police
could not reach the suspect or a
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By Mike Bons, Sports Editor ture of sidekick Marcus (
Stroud to the Buffalo Bills. p
On Monday two-time Terrance Knighton, 6-3, r
Pro Bowl defensive tackle 321 pounds, was selected in
John Henderson pulled the draft's third round.
himself out of Organized "Back when I played, i
Team Activities and head and even prior to that, I a
coach Jack Del Rio don't think anybody would s
expressed his frustration. have had to miss a snap for g
"Yeah, it's disappoint-, it," Del Rio said. "I think r
ing to see him pull himself it's a minor bruise of sorts. I r
out quite frankly," Del Rio would think Vince I
said. "What he does, that's Lombardi is probably b
up to him. But we have a rolling over right now. It's s
team out here that's work- not something that should t
ing hard, that's committed keep anybody out of work. s
and I'm not going .to slow But John feels like he can't
down and worry about go, so we'll let him wait 1
somebody that's trying to until he can." s
get out of a drill." Henderson had 53 tack- e
Del Rio said les and two sacks last sea- r
Henderson, a 6-foot-7, 335- son: It was one of the low- (
pound veteran, had a est numbers in .his seven- I
bruised shoulder, but ques-
tioned whether it was bad
enough to keep him out of
drills. Henderson struggled
last season after the depar-
The Jaguars have, hired
Brian Simmons and Jeff
Gooch to the team's player
personnell staff and
realigned scouting duties
within the department.
Chris Driggers is mov-
ng from southwest region-
al scout to serve as a pro
scout, Chris Prescott is
;oing from the northeast
regional scout to southwest
regional scout, and Jason
DesJarlais is moving from
)eing the BLESTO repre-
sentative to become the
team's midwest regional
Simmons, a veteran of
.0 years in the NFL, will
serve as the team's north-
east regional scout. A for-
ner linebacker for the
Cincinnati Bengals and
New Orleans Saints,
;immons attended the
University of North
Carolina, where he played
rom 1994 to '97 and was a
irst team All-America
selection. He graduated
with a Bachelor of Arts
degree in Sociology in
Simmons, 33, was
selected 17th overall in the
1998 college draft by the
Cincinnati Bengals. He
played nine seasons (1998-
2006) with the Bengals
before spending his final
season with the New
Orleans Saints in 2007. A
native of New Bern, N.C.,
Simmons and his wife,
Rachel, have a daughter
Brianna, and a son, Tyler.
Gooch was hired as the
Jaguars' BLESTO scout for
the southeast. Prior to join-
ing the Jaguars staff, Gooch
did a training camp intern-
ship with the Jaguars scout-
ing staff last year. Gooch,
34, played 10 seasons as a
linebacker for the Tampa
Bay Buccaneers (1996-
2001, 2004-05) and Detroit
business administration and
is currently working on his
master's degree at the
University of Phoenix. A
native of Nashville, Tenn.,
Gooch and his wife, Tonya,
have a son, Dorien.
By Mike Bonts, Sports Editor
(NAIA) has announced the
2009 NAIA Men's Outdoor
Track Field All-America
Dempsey Josinyil a sen-
ior at Edward ,Waters
College was named to the
prestigious squad for his
fourth, at the national
championships in the men's
Josinvil outpaced team-
mate Ikarl Leslie in win-
ning the event at the 2009
Championships in Daytona
Beach. He graduated from
Glades Central High School
in Belle Glade, Fla. in
The awards \tere pre-
sented at the 58th Annual
NA\IA Men's Outdoor
Track & Field
Championships at Ralph
Korte Stadium in
Edvardsville. Ill. NAIA
All-America honors are
awarded to the top six iindi-
\iduals in each extent and
all four runners in the top
six relay teams.
HEADED FOR NCAA
Jacksonville LIniversity has
set another milestone as the
Dolphins will have a
school-record four athletes
compete at the NCAA
June 10 in Fayetteville,
Senior Natasha Harvey
along with sophomore
Davenport, Louise Kiernan
and Unique Singleton got
an at-large bid for the
4x100- meter relay. Harvey
also earned an at-large invi-
tation in the long jump,
marking the fourth consec-
utive year she will compete
in the' event.
S"We are excited to take,
our largest group ever to the
said JU head coach Ron
Grigg. "Natasha is a veteran
of this level of competition.
I am so proud of the 4 x 100
meter relay squad as well.
Three sophomores will join
Natasha for an experience
of a lifetime."
The Dolphins earned the
No. 14 seed in the relay,
after placing fifth in the
NC.AA East Regional with
a time of 44.62. The relay
group \won all five of its
attempts during the regular
season, mcludmg twinning
the conference title in the
event with a meet record
time of 44.82.
Harvey. who enters the
championships as the 20th
seed in the long jump. post-
ed her longest leap of the
season %u ih a mark of 20'9"
(6.32mn to take sixth in the
NCAA East Regional. She
finished second in the
NCAA Championships last
season with a leap of21'10"
(6.65m) to earn All-
Harvey also ran fast
enough in the 100-meter
hurdles at the NCAA
regionals (13.65) and the
Atlantic Sun Championship
(13.38) to qualify for the
national meet as an at-large,
but will not compete in the
event because .it conflicts
with the long jump finals at
UNF SIGNS FIVE -
The University of North
Florida women's track and
field team has announced,
additions to its 2009-2010
signing class. Assistant
coach Julie Staclhouse,
who just completed her
fourth season at UNF, is
very enthusiastic about the
"We are pleased to
announce these stellar addi-
tions to next Near's recruit-
ing class." Stackhouse said.
"We believe that when we
add these student athletes to
the mix of the fall signees.
we \\ill be in contention for
a track team title next year."
Jaybria Calcote, a 2009
FHS.LA 2A state finalist,
placed third in the 400-
meter run for Pope John
Paul II High School located
in Palm Beach. Jaybria also
runs the 200m and the
An out-of-state recruit
from Ohio. Bonnie Stratton
brings versatility to the
UNF squad She won dhe
Jacksonville University senior ,atasha Harve' Dempsey Josinvil a senior at Edihard l!aters
earned an at-large invitation in the long jump College was named to the prestigious NAIA
to the NCAA Track and Field Champion ships Men's Outdoor Track FieldAl-America Team
compete in the foureventseutive year she will for his performance in the high jump.
compete in the event
2008 OHSAA state champi- events at the finals, placing third in' the
onship in both the 100m 2009 FHSAA state finals, triple jump.
and 200m, and 4x100m giving her plenty of confi- Jasmine Jackson also
relay. Stratton's times list- dence to succeed while at boasts a long list of acco-
ed for the 100m (12.05) and UNF. lades. The Vero Beach High
200m (24.62) are compara- Jennifer Smyth, a School product will add to
ble to current UNF sprinters Starke, Fla. Native, brings the stability and depth of
senior Charisma Anderson a long resume of events into the Lady Ospreys. During
and junior SaLydia James. the mix, having competed her High School career she
Ashley Gonzalez will in six events at Bradford received honors such as
look to establish herself in- High School. With her flex- 2009 FHSAA 4Along jump
field events of discus and' ibility,- Smyth will be a runner-up, and a seventh-
shot put. While at Winter great asset to the overall place finish in the 100m
Park High School, she was team. She was a stand out in hurdles and in 2008 was the
able to place fourth in both the 2009 FHSAA 2A state 100m-hurdle runner-up.
Alcorn State President George E. Ross has announced the appointment of Brenda T.
Square as the intend director of athletics at Alcorn State Universit.
She previous\ ser ed as chief of staff and executive assistant to the president.
%where she assisted in the management and coordination of public relations. det.elop-
ment and fundraising. go\ ernmental relations and other duties
Dr. Ross stated that "MNrs. Square is very capable of sert ing in this capacity and I
am confident that she \\ill be a stabilizing force for all involved in the athletics arena "
She \\as the first woman athletic director in the history of Clark Atlanta LniversitS.
Prior to coining to Atlanta. she w\as recognized as the first otoman interim director of
athletics at Southern iUniersitr.
She has been an educator for a number of years, teaching both undergraduate and
graduate courses in health and ph sical education. She holds a Bachelor of Science in
Health. Physical Education. Recreation and Dance from Southern Universirt. and a
Nlaster's of Arts in Education and Public Health from the Lin\ ersil of NMichigan.
Square has held membership and served on numerous local and national organiza-
tions. which include: NCAA 2007 Final Four Yes Connittee. NCAA Di\ision II
Championships Committee. NC.LA Division II Community Engagement Ad\isor\
Comnmttee. NCAA Di\vision II Regionalization Committee. V.I.P Membership in the
Cambridge \Who's Who of Executites and Professionals. Baton Rouge Sports
Foundation Board of Directors. NCAA Di ision I Championship Competition Cabinet.
NCAA Chair of the National Youth Sports Program. National Association of Athletic
Directors. Women in Higher Education. Co-Chaired the National AAL Track and Field
Championships, Director of the National Youth Sports Program, to name a few. She was
recently inducted into the Southern University'Sports Hall of Fame.
A native of Clinton and New Orleans, Louisiana, she is married to Felton T. Square
and is the mother of two children, Cindy L. Whitehead of Lawrenceville, Georgia and
Maurice "Tony" Edmond of Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
They have four grandchildren, Taylor and Christian Edmond and Chazz and Ciara
JUNE 6, 2009
THE S TAR
Lions (2002-03). He began .
his NFL career as an
undrafted rookie with the
Buccaneers in 1996.
Gooch attended Austin
Peay University, where he
played from 1992-95. He
graduated.with a degree in
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at The jumping of the broom is of \Welsh and Celtic origin In the Celtic ritual. it
is a s\ mbol of fertility. Se\ eral couples interested in history, or pagan nrual also are
Sno\\ adopting this custom in their \\eddings
In modern times, it is done as an act of remembrance and to honor the
ancestors of the past. A broom itself represents cleanliness, the hearth and tamil\.
It can also represent fertilitN The jumping of the broom is a leap of faith into mar-
nage. In some parts of Africa, ceremonial brooms are used to sweep a\a\ e\ il
U" "- The broom lumping txpicall takes place after the rest of the edding cer-
1 emonv. before tlie bride and groom exit down the aisle. Altemnati\ el\. some choose
a...Ito do it during thie reception. A designated broom person (a ver) honored job, usu-
Photos Courtesy of Laurence Green ally a woman) takes the broom and places it on the floor in front of you. Choose
someone to explain to the guests what it stands for and why you are doing it. You
Couples these days are reaching back towards their roots and using a wed- may ask the guests to count out loud or not and then you hold hands and jump over
ding broom as part of their ceremony. Many have heard of "jumping the broom" it! This ritual varies from couple to couple, it is up to you to find a way to make it
but few people know the origins and meanings of this custom, most meaningful.
W S W lVWX "'At ~
Broom jumping is most famous in the United
States as an African Amencan wedding custom. During
the antebellum period in the United States, slave mar-
riages were not recognized as legal or binding. The broom
jumping ritual was a symbolic act within slave communi-
ties for marriage. Many African American couples are tak-
ing back this custom and incorporating it as pan of their
modem ceremony. Broom jumping was not done only by
slaves however; poor \whites in the South and in Ne\'
England, as well as Gypsies also used this marriage riu-
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Florida A&M University
- Florida A&M Looking for Black Female
Florida A & M University is providing an
outstanding opportunity for Black women
entering college in the fall of 2009. It is
designed to address their absence in the
field of computer technology. Dr. Jason
Black is the Principal Investigator of a
recently awarded $552,000 NSF Grant enti-
tled African-American Women in Computer
Science. The grant provides scholarships
from $4000 to $10,000 per yearfor female
African American students.
We need your help to get the word out
about this great opportunity to build back up
the enrollment of women in the CIS
Department. Pass this information along to
high school or community college students,
their parents, and to guidance counselors
you may know. The full text of the scholar-
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Ribault Students Bus Tour
Yelda Conference 2009
The students from Ribault attended an all day session working with high tech recording electronics. The day was spent recording a cd and video. The
tour was on the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus. The end result was the production of a cd and dvd that can be played on radio and TV. The YELDA
Conference was a Youth empowerment and leadership development academy. About 200 youth form 20 communities through Florida, from Pensacola
to Miami, came to learn how to conduct themselves on the job such as: interviewing, behaving while employed at a company, and how to dress on and
off the clock at company functions.
Jacksonville Axemen to Coach Rugby
League Camp for At-Risk Students
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 oppor-
tunity 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-
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