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By Clara McLaughlin He is 14 years Of age in sev-
enth grade. His name is Shimeek Gridine. Shimeek
found a gun while walking home from the barber shop
in the Main Street, 8th Avenue area. He thought about
the financial suffering of his mother and decided he
would sell it and get,some cash for herl He ran into
his 12-year-old friend and as they continued toward
his home, they saw a man with some money in his
hand. His friend suggested they hold the man up and
take the money. He agreed and they proceeded.
JIOnce they confronted the man with the gun, and they
Shimeek Gridine, 14, facing charges began to tussle, Shimeek had a sudden change of mind
as an adult. and as he started to turn around, the man's hand
touched the arm which held the gun. With that, the gun went off and a bullet struck
the man's head, according to Shimeek.
He and his friend ran. He threw the gun away as he tried to put distance between
the victim, the gun and his friend, 'running scared.' The victim, Dana Battle, who
owns a business on Main Street, survived the gun shot but Shimeek has been charged
with attempted murder, attempted armed robbery and Boy Continued on A-7
The 75th Anniversary of Harlem's Apollo Theater included a tribute to music greats Patti
Labelle and Quincy Jones, shown above. It is also Black Music Month, and American
Icon Michael Jackson, who also performed at the Apollo, died June 25, 2009.
In keeping with our tradition of focusing on certain holidays and matters of interest
to our special readers, this week's paper was almost completed when Michael
Jackson, the King of Pop, suffered from cardiac arrest. Apollo Continued.on A-7
The D. C. Train Crash
Jeanice McMillan, 42, was the operator of the
Washington, D. C. train that plowed into another train
on Monday, June 22, killing nine people, including
McMillan and injuring about 70. This was the worst
accident in Metro system's 33-year history..
Investigation so far, shows that the train was on auto-
matic control primarilyby computer. However, there is
also evidence that the manual emergency brake was
applied, but obviously did not work. It was noted how-
ever, that the train was part of an older series that
should have been retired.
Wendy's Murder Victim Family
and Shooter Family Talk
It was learned after the
shooting in Wendy's located
on St. Johns Bluff Road on
Thursday, June 18, that
Thomas Brown, 27, was very
S disturbed when he left work,
Jnese Miller ot because he said, "I am tired
Juanese Miller, 22, shot
while working at Wendy's of this." With that he went
home, got a gun, returned to
the restaurant asked for the manager who had left, and
shot Juanese Miller, 22, a co-worker.
He was later found at a hotel in Jacksonville after a tip
on where the car was located. His mother said he had
some issues and was not getting the attention he need-
ed to handle his-condition.
But, Juanese also had some joyful issues. She was an
only child and had a child that she loved very much.
Juanese's funeral will be Friday, June 26 at the Greater
Beulah Missionary Baptist Church, 9550 Ribault Road
and she will be laid to rest at Restlawn Cemetery.
Wachovia Bank Robber
This man held up thiC
Wacho\ia Bank located on
Baymeado\\s Road on
STuesday and is still being
sought. A reward is being
S offered. A dye pack
exploded on the suspect
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Babysitter Arrested for
Death of Toddler
Bernard Davis, Shadryl Davis, Shantel Wilcher,
Toddler Mother Baby sitter,
Bernard Davis' babysitter, Shantel Wilcher,
went to the store with four children in her truck
that she was taking care of. When she returned
to her house, 20-month-old Bernard Davis did
not get out with her and she did not realize it
until two hours later. She tired CPR on the tod-
dler but could not revive him.
His mother was not told immediately that her
son was dead until hours after she had returned
home, waiting for the babysitter to bring him
home. She did not come but, the police did,
informing her of her child's death.
Shantel Wilcher was arrested because she did
not give complete information to the officers
and it was later learned that she was operating
a day care center in her home without a license.
Wilcher is under investigation. She had
applied for license earlier this year but had
High court rules narrowly in
voting rights case
The Supreme Court ruled narrowly Monday in a chal-
lenge to the landmark Voting Rights Act, siding with a
small Texas governing authority but sidestepping the
Larger constitutional issue. The justices voted by an 8-1
decision not to hear a case on the constitutionality of
Section 5 of The Voting Rights Act of 1965.
The disputed provision gives the U. S. Department of
Justice permission to review any proposed election-law
changes in several states, which are mostly southern
states who have had histories of discriminatory prac-
Justice Clarence Thomas, who grew up in Savannah,
Georgia, was the only dissenter and had indicated that he
would not vote to strike down the law if it had come to a
vote. He said he \otild find the law\ unconstitutional and
tilhe pattern of discrimination that led the court to the pre-
viously upheld Section 5 as enforcing the 15th
Amendment (right to vote) no longer exists.
Thomas said that Blacks don't need \'oting protections.
Until 1965. states and counties used egregious literacN
and memorization tests and intimidation to hinder
Blacks from registering to vote and actually casting bal-
lots. In 1982, Congress revised the act to say states may
not thi\art others chances to elect their choice
Boycott Called; Bank of
America Make Change
Al Pina, chairman of the Florida Minority Community Reinvestment
Coalition, standing next to City Councilwoman Glorious Johnson and
others, initiated a boycott and hunger strike against Bank of America,
stating that the bank discriminates against Florida minorities.
The protest was held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in front of
Bank of America on Moncrief Street in Jacksonville.
The leaders of the'protest, Pina and Johnson said that there
was a serious lack of lending to minority and small businesses
and that'more than 65% of all homes to minorities by the bank,
Later that day, it was announced by Mr. Pina that FMCRC and
Bank of America Florida had come to an agreement and the
boycott and hunger strike was called off. Details later.
Credit or ATM cards to Park
In some places downtown Jacksonville, you will no
longer be required to take quarters with you to part at a
meter. Jacksonville has installed new meters that can
accept credit cards, debit cards and coins. They are using
the first of its kind in the industry.
The city is looking for as many. ways possible to earn and
save money as it makes things a little bit easier for its cit-
izens and visitors. Cities who have already activated these
meters, have noted a 14 to 17 percent increase in the use of
Rihanna There to Testify But
Chris Brown Copped a Plea
Chris Brown appeared in "
court, looking concerned but
had already copped a plea in
his assault case against
He \\ill not spend time in jail
but will spend I X8 days doing 4
hard labor in Virginia. He I
also has a 5- ear probation for
felony assault. He pleaded guilty He \%ill have to
return to court ever) three months. lie must also
enroll in a domestic violencee counseling program.
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Schedule ofEvents and Services
THE HOLY TABERNACLE CHURCH Youth Training
Hour Convention will begin on Friday, June 26th and end on
Sunday June 28th: The theme- for this occasion is THE
CHILDREN. On Friday night 7:30 p.m. the speaker will be
Minister Horace Bell, Jr., on Saturday at 9:00 a.m. testi-
monies and praise,.the children, noon day prayer and refresh-
ments and recreation (also known as fun and games) then on
Sunday we began with Sunday school the speaker for the
hour will be Prophetess Sandra J. Cardona. Pastor Paul
Cardona and Senior Pastor Robert L. Jones extends this invi-
tation to all you are welcome to come and enjoy Jesus with us
thank you in Jesus Christ name. Services will be held at 6416
Miriam St., Jacksonville, FL. For more information, you may
call the church at (904) 764-3754 or Min H. Bell at (904) 768-
CALLING ALL GIRLS, YOUNG WOMEN, AND
WOMEN.....Join GREATER NEW MT. MORIAH MIS-
SIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH & Dr. Percy Jackson, Jr.
for our "BLACK DIAMOND'S WORSHIP EXPERI-
ENCE"June 28th at 6 p.m. You do not want to miss this awe-
some worship and word! It's time to release your past hurt,
pain, disappointments, regrets, and anything that has held you
back, it's time to free yourself; and move into your destiny
and purpose as the black diamond that you have beencalled
to be! For more information, please call the church at 904-
374-1672 or 704-8509.
GOD'S TEMPLE OF LOVE -358 Martin Luther King
Blvd., Kingsland, GA. On June 27th from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00
p.m. there will be an afternoon SONGFEST on the church
grounds with National Recording artists, The Supreme Seven
Gospel Singers ofTallahassee, FL, as the featured singers on
this occasion. Also appearing will be various artists from the
"First Coast" such as: The Gospel Shepherds, the Gospel
Calvaliers, Bro. Floyd Perkins, Bro. Al Andres, and a host of
others from around the Jacksonville are. Refreshments will be
available: For more information, contact Pastor Young at
(904) 588-8631 or Min. David Scott at (904) 401-9003.
ANNUAL DUAL DAY will be. observed -at WEST
FRIENDSHIP BAPTIST CHURCH, Sunday, June 28,
2009 beginning with Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. At 10:30
a.m. the Men will be in charge, and 5:00 p.m. the Women will
preside. Special guests have been invited to participate on
both programs. Rev. Timothy Cole, pastor in chairperson for
men, and Pastor Pearl Cole chairperson for the Women.
Everyone is invited to come and share with this great church
locatediat 945 Carrie St. Rev. R.L. Wilson, Pastor Emeritus.
FREE FOOD & CLOTHES GIVEAWAY One Accord
Ministries International, Inc., where Bishop Dr. Jan D.
Goodman Sr. is pastor, is hosting their quarterly Free Food &
Clothes Giveaway on Saturday, June 27, 2009 from 11:00
a.m. 3:00 p.m. This event will be held on the Temple
grounds located at 2971 Waller Street in Jacksonville (at the
intersection of I-10 & McDuff, on the ramp). Clothes for
every member of your family will be given away along with
food fresh off the grill. The Florida/Georgia Blood Alliance
will also be there doing a blood drive starting at 10:00 that
same morning. For more information or to make a donation
contact the church at (904) 389-7373.
WALT DISNEY WORLD NIGHT OF JOY PERFORM-
ANCE American Idol winner Kris Allen is not the only new
artist going to Disney World. Later this summer, Walt Disney
World will award a Disney Best of Show winner at the Gospel
Music Association's IMMERSE, the Christian music indus-
try's' premier training experience and talent competition,
sending the winner to Orlando to perform at the park's annu-
al "Night of Jo" concert in September. All the detailed infor-
mation is available at www.experienceimmerse.com.
TAKING BACK THE STREETS West St. Mark
Missionary Baptist Church, 1435 W. State Street is holding.
several events: Youth Revival, Friday, June 26, 7:00pm,
speaker will be Bro. Tiko Johnson of St. Luke MBC; Prayer
Breakfast, Saturday, June 27, 9:00 am; Youth Explosion,
Sunday,. June 28, 4:00 pm.
DUAL DAY CEREMONY The Roberts Mount Pisgae
A:M.E. Church will celebrate their Dual Day Ceremony on
June 28. Two service will conducted that day. Morning serv-
ice starts at 9:00 a.m.. Mrs. Bernice Parker-Bell will deliver
the message. ptist Church. At 1:30 p.m. Rev. Michael L.
Mitchell of St. Stephens A.M.E. will deliver the message. The
church is located at: 1915 Jordan.St., Atlantic Beach.
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New Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church
1824 Prospect Street Jacksonville, FL 32208
Sunday School .....................................9:30 a.m.
Intercessory Prayer................10:45 a.m.
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Historic Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church
Worship 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
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GREATER EL-BETHEL DIVINE HOLINESS CHURCH
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Bishop Lorenzo Hall., Pastor
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Tuesday Prayer Meeting & Bible Study,7:00 p.m.
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Elder Joseph Rice
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"There s Always Somnetihing Happening On The First Coast "
Durkeeville Historical Society's Annual Music Fest
Jazz lovers and supporters of the Durkeeville
Historical Society came together again for the society's
annual event. For the second year the annual event has
been held at the University Club on the Southbank. And
before during and after dinner supporters were captivat-
ed with the sounds of the Gerald Mackey and Ray Love
.Bands. The music was great for listening and dancing and
many of the society's supporters did both. Those who did
not dance enjoyed tapping their feet and fingers. The
music was far too wonderful to remain immobile.
The very short speaking portion of the evening
included: Warner 'Little Hoss' Singleton, Dr. Carolyn
Williams, Durkeeville Museum Curator, and Lloyd
Washington, Durkeeville Historical Society Board
It was such an enjoyable evening of fine music along
with being a wonderful way to celebrate the Durkeeville
Historical Society and the contributions of the late lyricist
Charlie 'Hoss' Singleton!!
A Virgo Birthday Beach Bash `
Along with his daughter Ms. Carletta McKenzie,
Carlton McKenzie, Sr. celebrated their birthdays with a
Virgo Birthday'Beach Bash. For the celebration family
and friends spent the day at the McKenzie's KenZion V
home on American Beach. Mrs. Beverly McKenzie
assisted by daughter Chantell McKenzie and son
Carlton McKenzie, Jr. transformed the home into a party
zone. Writer Mrs. Marsha Phelts shares, "Golf carts
were used for transporting guests from their cars to the
festive party site. The honorees and guests were looking
beachy dressed in "All White Casual Attire" from head to
SThe party, which eased from day into night, didn't run
out of food, fun or treats. The buffet had it all, fresh fruit
trays, Louisiana seafood gumbo, jambalaya, Swedish
meatballs and barbequed meatballs, spicy drumettes and
barbequed buffalo wings, potato salad and seafood salad,
coolers of icy cold drinks, topped off with birthday cake.
Except for the cake, the McKenzie family all pitched in to
create the food station. A variety of music kept the dance
floor filled with the Cupid Shuffle, Cha-Cha Slide, the
Erkle, Swing and other free style dances. Bursts of live
entertainment were enjoyed as armature voices enjoyed
karaoke. Ms. LaShonda Holloway and her mother,
Helen came to the celebration directly ftom the
Democratic National Convention with memorabilia and
keepsakes to share."
This surely was a wonderful bash for a father and
daughter to share together!! Thanks Marsha for sharing!
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Dr. Carolyn Williams with Mesdames Gwendolyn Bell, Eugenia
Brown and Thelna Williamson.
Ms. Gloria Banes and Little Ms. Malaika Singleton
The Jacksons, The Reid, Mrs. Barbara Richardson and Lloyd Washington,
Durkeeville Society Board president
Mrs Severia Bowles Norton, Dr. Roy Sinleton and Mrs. Rosa Coglin
andfriends at their KenZion Vhome
, Beverl Carletta, Carlton, Jr.
Group picture of the early arrival celebrants.
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Evan Ross, Increasing
By Rych McCain/
by Andre' B. Murray/
B e r n
We got our first
glimpse of him on
the big silver screen
in 2006 in the cult
flick ATL opposite
rappers T.I and Big
Boi. Then he
appeared on the little
screen as a troubled
teen in HBO's Life
Support with Queen
Latifah. He brought
in 2007 with a con-
vincing portrayal of
a stuttering, under-
rated ghetto teen
swimmer in Pride
Howard and the late,
great Bernie Mac.
His most recent
was directed' by
Jessy Terrero and
Gardens of the Night
John Malkovich and
Tom Arnold. Other
Tony Kaye's Black
Water Transit oppo-
Fishburne and a role
in Linewatch oppo-
site Cuba Gooding
him on th
is for r
person of a hardened
gang banger named
Romeo who is upset
over the murder of
his younger brother
and feels partially
responsible for not
being there when he
was shot. As a result,
he carries a
ire talking who crosse
oung actor path. Ross' ii
oss who is portraying th
g to blaze a is down right
rthy path in and may ever
r profession some of his f
surely land When asked
ie list of the his impression
greats in the script was w
Ross' talent first read i
eal and he replies, "W
es with first got this ;
new role couldn't belie
which is making
believers out of
many in the biz and
translating to a
growing box office
fan base. In his latest
film,, Life is Hot in
plays his darkest
character yet in the
it was a sc
mean it was
script but woN
loved it. It s
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By Rych McCain
Stic Man and M-1, the
revolutionary duo that com-
prise the rap act Dead Prez,
has combined forces with
DJ Green Lantern for their
new LP "Pulse of the
People." This is the third
installment of their critically
series "Turn Off the Radio
Vol 3," due in stores June
23, 2009 on Green Lantern's
new label Invasion Music
Group/Boss Up Inc. Guest
include Styles P, Bun B,
K'Nann and Chuck D.
Della Reese Presented a
concert at The Wilshire
Theater in Beverly Hills last
weekend featuring crooner
Jon B., singer Noel and a re-
united S.W.V doing all of
their hits. Many celebs were
SHappy Birthday congrats
is in order for teen actress
Raven Goodwin who turned
17 on June 24th. Of course
Raven is one of Rych
McCain's Child/Teen Actors
KBXX-FM 97.9 The
box, the Houstion
Department of Health and
Human Services and AIDS
Foundation Houston in
conjunction with the
NAACP Houston Branch
Community Care are spon-
soring a city-wide awareness
campaign for HIV and STD
education. This will be the
single largest testing event in
the United States. The goal
is to provide free and confi-
dential HIV and syphilis
screening and consultation
to 15,000 youth and young
adults ages 15-50 in
Houston between June 22
and July 10 at various loca-
tions throughout the city.
Each person, tested who
receives their results will get
one ticket to a star-studded
concert featuring Plies,
Pleasure. P, Day 26,
Melanie Fiona, Bobby
Valentino, LeToya Luckett,
Twista, Yung Problemz,
Yung LA, GT, Gorillia Zoe,
Bun B and Ginuwine.
Actress Nia Long,
writer Sean Garrett, actor
Gary Sturgis and
Benjamin were on hand to
participate on a book signing
and discussion last weekend
for the book "Saving Our
Daughters: From A Man's
Point Of View" Vol One, at
the Barnes and Noble,
Bookstore located in the
Grove Shopping Mall inside
the world famous Farmer's
Market in Los Angeles. The
book encourages black
fathers to take leadership
roles in the lives of their
In celebration of the
20th Anniversary of Spike
Lee's groundbreaking movie
"Do The Right Thing,"
Universal Studios Home
Entertainment will release a
20th Anniversary edition in
Blu RayTM Hi Def and DVD
on Tuesday, June 30th. It is
loaded with over 4 hours of
never before materials
including interviews with
the cast and crew, cut scenes
and a full documentary.
Life Is Hot In
Cracktown; A Lightning
Media Release; stars Kerry
Washington, Evan Ross,
attached to the proj-
ect and I'm a fan of
hers. I think she's
amazing and she's a
friend. Then I got
the novel that Buddy
had written, Life is
Hot in Cracktown
and I loved the
chip on whole story and
rs and there was kind of
anyone like a no happy end-
s his ings type thing to it.
intensity There was a reality
iis role thing to it that I was
it scary just really interested
n 'shock in. I was just excited
to do it. I didn't
Swhat know how I was
n of the going to get pre-
,hen he pared. I'd never seen
t Ros anything like it so I
was just excited to
hn I have a chance to
kind of figure it out.
eve that .
And play with it a
:ript, I little bit."
just so Ross did elaborate
n my about the essence of
likehis Romeo's person-
a great ality saying "I don't
w. But I
w. But I think you have to
wounded agree with the char-
SKerry acter. I don't agree
had with any of the
been things he did
I throughout the film.
Like him as a per-
son, no, I don't like
him as a person at
all .all!" Ross also
Ridge Canipe, Victor
Rasuk, RZA, Brandon
Routh, Shannyn Sossamon
and Thomas Ian. Written
and Directed by Buddy
Giovinazzo from his best
selling novel of the same.
title. The depictions in this
film are based on the true
observations of Giovinazzo
on the hard core streets of
New York. which compelled
him to write the book. Four
individual scenarios take
place and are pretty dramat-,
ic. Kerry Washington devo-
tees will especially marvel at
her role as a transvestite
which she pulls off quite
convincingly. Evan Ross is
off the hook as Romeo.
Actually, all of the actors
make this film very convinc-
Touchstone Pictures;. A
Production.; stars Sandra
Bullock, Ryan Reynolds,
Mary Steenburgen, Craig T
Nelson and Betty White.
This is a pretty good roman-
tic comedy about Margaret
Tate (Bullock) who is an
unbearable boss being
threatened with deportation
out of the U.S. back to her
native Canada. As a result,
she strikes up a fake mar-
riage deal to legally stay in
the country with her male
assistant Andrew (Reynolds)
who hates her guts like
everyone else in the office.
They go home to his parents
for a wild and whacky week-
end. This is a good flick for
Hit me up at
So da aiki
(Love and work)
about his mom
(Diana Ross) seeing
the film. He states
emphatically that he
would like his mom
to see all of his films
but he also cautions,
"I would love her to
see this but I know
my mom.-It worries
me just the way the
film starts. I had
Tracy (his big sis)
see it and she said
'just don't let mom
see it." There will be
plenty of other films
that Ross will not
hesitate for his fami-
ly. to see coming
down the pipe.
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A Delicious Chicken Piccata
This is definitely my favorite recipe. It is always a hit, is
easy to prepare and can be made in advance.
I served the Chicken,Piccata at a wedding for 200 last
weekend and it was the talk of the party.
Also try this recipe with Salmon, Veal or Shrimp instead
6 to 8 chicken breast halves, boneless, no skin
1/2 cup flour
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1/2 teaspoon paprika, or to taste
6 tablespoons butter
6 tablespoons olive oil
1 cup chicken broth or dry white wine
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 can Quartered'Artichoke Hearts
3 oz capers
1/4 cup Chopped Parsley
Put chicken breasts between 2 sheets of waxed paper or plastic wrap; pound to flat-
ten to about 1/4-inch. In a shallow bowl, combine flour, salt, pepper and paprika;
dredge chicken breasts in mixture to coat well.
Heat olive oil in a large skillet. Saute chicken breasts in batches, about 3 minutes on
each side. Do not crowd the pan. Keep chicken warm in the oven while you prepare
Drain off all but 2 tablespoons of fat. Stir in chicken broth, scraping to loosen
browned bits. Add lemon juice or wine and heat until-sauce thickens. Add capers,
artichoke hearts and butter. Plate the chicken and serve with the sauce poured over
the chicken. Sprinkle with parsley. Serve with your favorite pasta.
Chicken Piccata recipe serves 6 to 8.
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'Africa Will Change the World," Declares the Rev. Tutu
(GIN) Africa is
an emerging conti-
nent with hopes that
have never been
experienced in any
o t h e r
Desmond Tutu, in a
to the America
Nigeria, based in
"Africa is rising
gradually but steadi-
its many challenges.
Africa is a continent
that will bring hope
to the whole world,"
the Nobel laureate
Tutu used his
speech to apologize
for last year's xeno-
phobic outbreak in
including attacks on
Nigerians, calling it
"a totally shameless
thing to do."
Nigeria, he recalled,
had led the struggle
against Apartheid as
the Chair of the
Apartheid of the
United Nations. "We
showed that we are
us," he said.
But he cautioned
those who criticize
Africa to recall the
misdeeds of the
"Have you forgotten
the holocaust? Haye
you forgotten the
gulags in Russia?
nazism, fascism did
not come from
Africa. ... A western
country was the first
to use weapons of
mass destruction in
have been able to
rise. Africa, there is
hope," he assured.
The 1984 Nobel
Peace Prize winner
was awarded an
Honorary Doctor of
Humane Letters at
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BOY Continued from A-1
and aggravated battery, as an adult, not as a juvenile. Shimeeka is five feet tall and
is of slender built 14 years old, in prison as an adult.
Under Florida Statute 985.557, the state may, AT ITS DISCRETION opt to treat
a fourteen or fifteen year old as an adult for certain alleged offenses. However, the
statute's implementation'is at the discretion of the state attorney, often based on sub-
jective criteria. The state of Florida has, in its wisdom, developed a system that deals
with alleged juvenile offenders. In fact, The Florida Department of Juvenile Justice,
in its mission statement, resolves "To increase public safety by reducing juvenile
delinquency through effective prevention, intervention and treatment services that
strengthen families and turn around the lives of troubled youth.".
Shimeek's mother, Charlett, describes Shimeek in this manner. "My son Shimeek
is a very friendly child who loves his family. He is the type of child that would do
anything to try and help you if he. could. Shimeek is a fun loving person; when you
are down he will try to make you laugh. He is a good role model for his younger sib-
lings. Shimeek does good in school and has played Pop Warner Football. He wants
to become a computer technician or follow in his grandfather's footsteps and become
a Marine Engineer." His grandmother agreed. To put this teen, who has only been
in trouble once at school, in a system designed for adults, is virtually guaranteeing
future repeat criminal behavior and a possible demeaning personality change.
This writer talked with State Attorney Angela Corey and her assistant on why they
felt he should be tried as an adult and they basically said the decision was based upon
the nature of the crime, the violence that occurred, the potential threat of life of the.
victim, if a firearm was used and other facts and evaluations.
Director Gordan Bass of JSO Department of Corrections Pre-trial Detention
Facility said that even though Shimeek is scheduled to go on trial as an adult, as a
youthful offender, his safety would not be jeopardized as he would not be placed
with adult inmates.
Shimeek is scheduled for a bond hearing Monday, June 29. Many are watching.
APOLLO Continued from A-1
He was 50-years of age.
Many celebrities crowded into Harlem's.Apollo Theater which was built in 1914
such as Prince, Mariah Carey and the Cosbys to honor the historic venue's 75th
Anniversary while remembering the many stars, some still here and many who have
gone on, who started at the Apollo. Long before America Idol and Britain's Got
Talent, if you could last through a performance at the Apollo, you were steps toward
Patti Labelle and Quincy Jones were inducted into the Apollo's Hall of Fame.
With the death of the King of Pop, Michael Jackson on Thursday, crowds gathered
at the Apollo on 125th Street in Harlem, to view the stage where even the Jackson
Five, led by Michael, was one of the Amateur Night winners.
STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
DISADVANTAGED BUSINESS ENTERPRISE
HIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION GOAL
FEDERAL FISCAL YEAR 2010
The Florida Department of Transportation has established a goal of 8.2
percent of the amounts received for federally assisted highway construction
projects under the Transportation Efficiency Act 21, or any subsequently
enacted federal laws with small business concerns owned and controlled by
socially and economically disadvantaged individuals (Disadvantaged Business
Enterprises) for the federal fiscal year 2010. It is the intent of the Department
that this expenditure will be achieved through a race and gender neutral
An explanation of how the goal is established is published on the internet
and is also available for review 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday at
605 Suwannee Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0450. The Federal Highway
Administration (FHWA) and the Florida Department of Transportation will accept
comments on the goal for 45 days from the date of this notice.
Written comments and questions may be directed to Mr. Arthur E. Wright,
at 605 Suwannee Street, MS 65, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0450 or e-mail:
Arthur.Wriqhtodot.state.fl.us. Comments and questions may also be directed to
Mr. Carey Shepherd, Federal Highway Administration, Florida Division, 545 John
Knox Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32303 by e-mail: Carev.Shepherd@dot.aov; or
call (850) 942-9650, ext. 3063. This information also may be obtained and
;. -. reviewed at the FDOT website: www.dot.state.fl.us/eaualopportunitvoffice/.
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suggestions for areas of the City Charter deserving of study by the commission or
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member Jeff Clements at 630-1775.
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I The FL/GAStar
Black Music Issue
Photographer Aaron Mervin
The Ritz Chamber Players, the nation's first chamber music ensemble series com-
prised solely of accomplished musicians spanning the African diaspora, brings a
fresh, new energy to the classical music genre. The Ritz Chamber Players include
some of the world's most accomplished musicians. They have performed with the
most prestigious musical organizations such asithe New York Philharmonic, Boston
Symphony, Pittsburg Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra and London Symphony. The
Ritz Chamber Players made their triumphant sold-out Carnegie Hall Debut in 2004,
their international radio debut with the BBC in 2005, and national
television debut as performers on the 37th Annual NAACP Image
Awards in 2006.
Founded in 2002 by Artistic Director and Clarinetist Terrance
Patterson, the Ritz Chamber Players performs a subscription series
at the Times-Union Center for the Performance Arts in Jacksonville,
Florida. The Ritz Chamber Players performs chamber works from
the standard classical repertoire in many combinations, as well as
highlighting the works of contemporary African-American com-
posers. The Ritz Chamber Players have recently performed to large ,
audiences in New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Baltimore, Raleigh.
Ft. Lauderdale, Orlando and Miami, and participated in the Madison -
and Amelia Island Chamber Music Festivals. The Ritz Chamber .9'- 2
Players seek to increase the visibility of African-American classical
composers and heighten public awareness of the African-American
musician contributions within the classical music genre.
with The Ritz Cha
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The Ritz Chamber The Ritz Chamber Players joins with The Mayo Clinit
SCenter for Humanities in Medicine for there extraordinary
SPlayers is a valu- Noon Concerts within the Kinne Auditorium.
:Kevini Sharpe and Terrence Ililson performing works for 2 able arts resource
Pianos for Community Outreach concert for Jacksonville and noon concerts within the Kinne Auditoriun
co m m u n i t i e s Humanities in Medicine, 4500 San Pablo Road,
throughout the United States. It is a privilege and responsibility to share the
creativity, talents, time, and resources with audiences and other members of
the chamber music community who are involved in educational musical L .t h r r. ... .r ir,
endeavors. In order to share these artistic gifts and resources with their audi-
ence and community, the Ritz Chamber Players Society has established the
following community service projects:Ritz Chamber Music Society: Mini Ritz .
Conservatory/Scholarships, Shut-In and. Elderly Outreach, Children
Educational Activities, and Residency Programs, For more information on r .
their performance schedules and out reach programs visit their website at j
The Ritz Chamber Players
has a special outreach into
the Elderly and Shut-In
Community with perform-
ances at elderly centers as
the NBA Cypress Village
s and Vicar's Landing. RCP
joins with The Mayo Clinic
Center for Humanities in
Medicine for a series of
,, Mayo Clinic Center for
Jacksonville, Florida 32224.
Ritz Chamber Players with Scholarship recipients to the Prelude Chamber Music Camp.
Ritz Chamber Music Society: Mini Ritz
The Mini Ritz Conservatory provides complete funding to send minority stu-
dents to the Prelude Chamber Music Camp. The program offers young musi-
cians the opportunity to experience chamber music by participating and per-
forming in small ensembles with guidance and training provided by profes-
sional musicians. The Prelude Chamber Music Camp was founded in 2002
by Jeanne Majors, Violinist with the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra and
her colleagues Vernon Humbert and Christopher Chappell. The camp is held
at Hendricks Avenue Baptist Church during the first two weeks of June. For
consideration and application, go to http://www.preludechambermusic.org
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ASK ueannal is an aavice column known jur ust
fearless approach to reality-based subjects!
After being married for 10 years I love my wife, but I think
I'm in love with someone else. I'm ready to file for divorce
because I want to be with the other woman. My wife and I
don't have any children and I would be willing to split our
assets in order to be happy. How do I make sure the love is
gone with my wife?
David Memphis TN
Check on your love through prayer to seek forgiveness for your adultery and viola-
tion of wedding vows. You're confused and sound selfish because things may not be
going your way in the marriage. The other woman has no place in this decision and
you need to make her disappear. Seek professional marriage counseling so your
wife's story can be heard and a decision made together about your future.
My, girlfriend slapped me so hard that she cut my lip and I started bleeding. It made
me so mad that I slapped her. She called the police and accused me of beating her
and I went to jail for three days. I broke up with her because she didn't tell the
police that I hit her for calling my mother out of her name. She wants to get back
with me but I'm just not feeling it. What should I do?
Anonymous San Bernardino, Ca
Mothers are on the second line of elevation after God but you should've walked
away instead of reacting in a physical manner. However, any woman that will send
a man to jail out of spite deserves to be alone. This woman told an ugly lie that will
haunt you for a long time. You should enjoy your freedom and realize there are other
fish in the sea.
I'm in a committed relationship with no children or financial concerns. However, I
do want children. Do you think I should adopt or end the relationship because the
lady I'm with doesn't plan on having kids?
Damien On-Line Reader
Regardless of where they come from, natural birth or adoption, both parties must
agree on the children issue. There's a difference between a woman not wanting to
physically birth children versus not wanting any at all. Have.a discussion with your
mate and see if she's willing to adopt. If so, you're fine. If not, decide if you want
to be with this woman or find one that'll fulfill your dream to hear the pitter patter
of little feet.
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Announcements, meetings, happenings, and community events
scheduled in Jacksonvilleand the surrounding area.
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 -JaxParls-- 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 week 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.
FIRST WEDNESDAY ART WALK -Art In Motion: Cars & Cycles... Downtown
Jacksonville galleries and museums, as well as cultural venues, restaurants and busi-
nesses, Wednesday, July 1, 2009 from 5-9 p.m. Rain or Shine. The cost is FREE.
Details: Car Show @ Hemming Plaza Classic Chevelles from '64 to '72, courtesy of
North Florida Chevelles and more. Swing to the sounds of The 77-d's on the stage and
rock out to the classics with 96.9 The Eagle in the upper.park. Chrome Bike Show @
The Jacksonville Landing The Jacksonville and Orange Park HOG chapters, Adamec
Harley Davidson and Koja Sushi present the Chrome Bike Show & People's Choice
Awards. Live music by The Rick Arcusa Band begins at 5:30 p.m. Also, AT&T Tower
SView Mosaic, a 16-panel collaboration by local artists of the Downtown riverfront,
plus art by Moises Ramos, Adrian Pickett and Scott Morris. Music by Melody Jackson.
J-Bar Celebrate the start of Independence Day weekend with red, white and blue mar-
tinis. Dress in red, white and blue to receive a complimentary appetizer with the pur-
chase of a specialty drink. Happy hour pricing all evening for Rock Band players.
Snyder Memorial Take a break from the July heat at this historic location. Enjoy a
dueling pianos performance and sing along to your favorite tunes. Visit
www.downtbwnjacksonville.org or www.DTJAX.org by mobile phone for event infor-
Images of America: Atlantic Beach. South Carolina
Reviewed by Marsha Dean Phelts
Thanks to Sherry Suttles, the people of Atlantic Beach and the Atlantic Beach
Historical Society readers can take an up front glimpse into 75 years of African
American history and heritage. Shuttles and the culture keepers have done a masterful
work in releasing to the world well preserved documented facts of the African American
coastal community, Atlantic Beach in Horry County, South Carolina. This Diamond
Anniversary book published by Arcadia Publishing in time for the celebrated "Bike
Week" in May on this coastal stretch known as the "Black Pearl on the Grand Strand"
chronicles in action images that illustrate strength, determination, great celebrations and
If you want to see vintage Atlantic Beach visuals from 1934 of the founding fathers
who were Black realtors, investors, physicians and their families, this book, is an
absolute for your collection. Also in this book Atlantic Beach the reader sees, the town's
charter and government; a time line of development; over two hundred photos and sou-
venir pictures that remain as treasured keepsakes; the continued holding on of heritage
and properties; the remembrances of bygone phrases and past times; the October Fish
Fry; and many other snapshots into Black life today on Atlantic Beach, South Carolina.
With my highest recommendation, I encourage' you to get your copy of this treasured
book today. "You might be glad you did."
About the author. Sherry A. Suttles is the founding president and historian of the
Atlantic Beach Historical Society (2001) and founder of the Atlantic Beach Chamber of
Commerce. Suttles also served a term (2003) as Atlantic Beach City Council Woman.
Suttles was the first Black female city manager in the nation in Oberlin, Ohio and has
worked extensively around the country; she now resides in Florida and is available for
book signing. Contacts: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, Atlantic
Beach, $21.99, Arcadia Publishing. Available at local retailers, online bookstores
Allah if you prefer, is on the side of the righteous. Iran's situation is essentially a
family squabble. The family of Iranians must find their own way to work things out.
Instead of "Yankee Go Home!" the new chant in Muslim countries should be
"Yankee Stay Home"! (Purchase Gantt's new book "Beast Too: Dead Man
Writing" or contact Lucius at www.allworldconsultants.net)
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By Ulysses W. Watkins, Jr., M.D.
INFECTION OR BLOCKAGE
DEFINITION: Infection of the teat duct, sac or gland is called
dacryocystitis. The germs that cause the infection can be
spread to other people.
Scarring, blockage or narrowing of the tear duct usually from inherited abnormality or
Prior infection is called dacryostenosis.
BODY PARTS INVOLVED: Eye; tear gland, sac or duct.
SEX OR AGE MOST AFFECTED:
Inherited blockage of the tear duct usually appears in infants at 3 to 12 weeks.
Infection of the tear duct or sac occurs in all ages, but is most common in children.
Blockage caused by infection can occur at any age following an infection.
SIGNS & SYMPTOMS: The following symptoms may apply to either blockage or infection:
Persistent tearing of one or both eyes.
S* Drainage of mucus and pus instead of water from the tear duct. The drainage may flow
spontaneously or with pressure on the area.
Pain, redness or swelling beneatthe eye suggesting infection.
Redness and swelling of the tear duct.
Redness of the white of the eye surrounding the tear duct.
CAUSES: Obstruction of the tear duct resulting from the following:
S* Inherited abnormality.
: Bacterial infection of the duct.
Sinus or nasal infection, especially chronic nasal infection.
SEye infection, including severe pink eye.
Fracture of the nose or facial bones.
RISK INCREASES WITH:
Newborns and infants, especially those with a family history of blocked tear ducts.
Recent infection, such as those listed above.
HOW TO PREVENT: Obtain prompt medical treatment for eye, nose, or sinus infections.
WHAT TO EXPECT
APPROPRIATE HEALTH CARE ,
S* Often requires no treatment other than massage.
: Home care after diagnosis.
Surgery to dilate and probe the tear duct canal. In infants, this usually requires a brief gen- -
eral anesthesia in an out-patient surgical facility. In adults, it is often done in the doctor's
1 office with local anesthesia.
After dilation, the tear duct system is irrigated with saline. Complete obstruction may
require a surgical opening from the eye into the nasal passage.
Your own observations of symptoms.
Medical history and physical exam by a doctor.
Without treatment, an obstruction may cause chronic infection.
Without treatment, infection may spread to the cornea and other parts of the eye or perma-
nently scar the tear duct.
Infection is usually curable with antibiotics.
Obstruction is usually curable with dilation of the duct or surgery. Allow 3 weeks for
HOW TO TREAT
S* For obstruction (if surgery is not necessary): Massage the tear duct twice a day with fin-
gertips to milk the contents.
For infection: Relieve pain by applying warm soaks.
1 MEDICATIONS: Your doctor may prescribe oral or topical antibiotics for infection.
: ACTIVITY: Reduce activity during treatment for the infection. Avoid swimming and con-
SDIET: No special diet.
CALL YOUR DOCTOR IF:
You have symptoms of tear-duct infection or blockage.
You have a temperature of 101F or more.
Symptoms don t improve, despite treatment.
Your vision is affected.
Dr. Watkins can be heard live Sundays at 7:05 pm EST on www.KCOHRadio.com. He is 9
a 330 Mason and Grand Medical Director for the United Supreme Council. S. J. and 5
SImperial Council (Black Shriners Nationwide) 713-433-4536.
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When President Barack Obama goes to'bed tonight, I
hope he doesn't even dream about getting involved in
When Americans protested and complained about
miscounted and uncounted votes in 2000 and 2002, no
Sone from Iran said a mumbling word.
When both Black and white Americans were beaten, shot and slain while trying
to register poor people to vote, not a whisper came from Iran.
,While some imagine the United States as the world's policeman, Obama should
do like some beasts with badges do'every day.....selectively prosecute!
The President should pick and choose his battles very, very carefully. If Barack
didn't learn from the mistakes of his predecessor he will surely repeat those same
foreign affairs mistakes.
I think the historical problems with American foreign policy have been many
and varied. Perhaps the greatest flaw is the feeling that every country should oper-
ate, legislate, orchestrate and integrate ideas and ideals that duplicate or match the
way that America is run.
You don't have to send military troops to Iran and Afghanistan to bring about
change. Just keep hooking the Arabs up with Twitter, My Space, Facebook, and
other social networking and dating sites. Most qf the photos from anti-election result
riots have been posted on internet sites.
If Middle Easterners adopt the values and views shared on the internet in the
United States, before you know it some of them will be just as crazy as some of us
If the CIA can flood California inner city communities with crack cocaine to
destroy neighborhoods there, perhaps that same trick will be utilized in the Arabic
countries. The people will stop protesting but the addicted Arabs would steal your
hub caps and lawn mowers.
For whatever reason, military intervention by the USA is undesirable. American
soldiers in Iran would do more bad than good.
All of the people of the world have to determine their own destinies. God, or
June 27. 2009 THE STAR PAGE B-3
June 22,2009 June 28, 2009
From Actual Police Reports
Did You Hear About?...
March 21st thru April 19th
Monday begins with a New Moon in
Cancer, occurring in your home zone.
This time you may want to make changes
to your home, or perhaps to your current
family situation. For instance if you have
been thinking of getting a new pet, this is
the ideal time to introduce them, as they
,should fit in fairly easily. New Moons
indicate a time of fresh beginnings, when
you can make a clean sweep and start all
April 20th thru May 20th
Mars trines Saturn on Monday which
helps give you a leading start if you want
to get down to some hard work. This is
especially useful if you run your own
business and need to get deadlines com-
pleted. Otherwise it also indicates that a
love affair may take a more serious
direction. If you ever thought of writing
a book, teaching a course or class, or
starting a study program, this is a good
time to begin. Reunions work well too!
May 21st thru June 21st
Your love life is great but perhaps not
your main focus right now. You are more
keen than ever for you aid your partner
to take your relationship to new levels of
love and conscious awareness. Both
Mars and Venus are in your twelfth
house, which suggests that you can do a
lot of inner work at this time. This is a
good time to think about where you are
going, and whether you are happy with
what you have already manifested.
June 22nd thru July 22nd
This New Moon can be used to bring
change to any area of your life you
choose. You need to be willing to claim
your power, in order to make those
changes you so desire. If your partner or
other people in your life seem to have
power over you, it is time to take it back.
Be bold and step out on faith. Proving
that you have what it takes to be captain
of your destiny is very important to you.
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LEO AU AQUARIUS
July 23rd thru Aug 22nd Jan 20th thru Feb 18th
You are being encouraged to focus on Your love life is not a major focus, but
your goals, and take the kind of action Mercury in Gemini suggests that good
that can help you manifest them. If you conversation is the way to your heart.
are attending job interviews, you will You are in a very flirtatious mood.
have a lot of interaction with key people Overall, this is a good time to continue
and will need to impress. You will not be with any DIY and to decorate, clear out
as outgoing as usual over the coming clutter, and entertain. You may enjoy
days, so you may need to allow your CV gardening too, especially as a way to
to speak for itself. However if you really ground your energy. The more you spend
are brilliant at your job, you will proba- time digging in the earth, planting and
bly get hired anyway. growing things, the better you will feel.
VIRGO ; / PISCES
Aug 23rd thru Sept 22nd Feb 19th thru March 20th
Both Mars and Venus continue to be Think about the goals that you want
in Taurus and your eighth house. to achieve and your plans for the
You may be busy sorting out con- future. It is time to write them down
tractual issues in which business if you haven't already, and to read
resources have been merged.
resources have been merged. them through every day, in order to
Marriage and divorce are other areashe ,
which may come in for some discus- help you manifest them The pres-
sion. Finding a solution that works ence of both Mars and Venus in
for everyone is the way to go. There Taurus is excellent for devising that
is a New Moon in your career zone marketing or advertising campaign
on Monday, which gives you the and for getting in touch with key
opportunity of a fresh start and a people. If you plant the right seeds in
chance of a promotion. the right place they will begin to bear
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pocket.. The keys were turned into the
property room. Officer 2 completed an
NOIR and towed the vehicle after
speaking with the parent of the owner of
the vehicle. The suspect was placed in
the back seat of police car. There was a
strong odor of alcoholic beverage ema-
nating from the suspect. The suspect
post Miranda advised that around 1030
he had consumed two beers. The sus-
pect's speech was slurred slightly and
his eyes were red. The suspect went to
sleep in the back seat and was hard to
wake. When the suspect was placed in
the back seat he went to sleep. The sus-
pect was.very hard to wake to. answer
questions and appeared very disoriented
when he opened his eyes. The suspect
was not given the field sobriety exercis-
es due to being a threat to himself in his
current condition and for being a flight
risk after attempting to flee from the
traffic accident. The suspect's drivers
license was suspended for the prior
items. The suspect was arrested and
transported to the PTOF where a breath-
alyzer test was conducted.
Both Mars and Venus continue to be in
Taurus and your eighth house. You may
be busy sorting out contractual issues in
which business resources have been
merged. Marriage and divorce are other
areas which may come in for some dis-
cussion. Finding a solution that works for
everyone is the way to go. There is a New
Moon in your career zone on Monday,
which gives you the opportunity of a
fresh start and a chance of a promotion.
S Oct 23rd thru Nov 21st
A New Moon ushers in a time of fresh
beginnings, when you can move ahead
with plans and projects. If you are about
to travel you should have a great journey.
Anything begun at the time of the New
Moon has a better chance of succeeding.
As this New Moon opposes Pluto, you
may have to make a decision first of all.
Something may have to change before
you can go ahead. But by doing so you
will make swifter progress.
Nov 22nd thru Dec 21st
Both Jupiter and Neptune in your com-
munication zone, are encouraging you to
think positive and stay focused, as this
will bring happy events into your life. On
Monday Mars also makes a trine to
Saturn, suggesting that you may be
offered a job with some mileage. The
focus on your work and health zone
brings you an opportunity to commit to
getting fit, and also to get ahead at work,
and fight off any competition. It's all
Dec 22nd thru Jan 19th
Pluto retrograde suggests that you need
to release a few preconceived notions
about the most important relationships in
your life whether romantic or business.
These inbuilt thought patterns may be
holding you back from a more satisfying
interaction. A New Moon ushers in a two
week window of opportunity. You have
the option ofrecommitting to an existing
relationship. But as Pluto opposes the
New Moon, you may have to make' a
choice that will change things quite dra-
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On a Thursday night, Police Officer was
dispatched to Lem Turner Road (Shell
Gas Station) to a complaint of a battery
with injuries. Upon arrival, he met with
the victim who reported the following:
Victim stated that he was at a party with
the suspect and they were both drinking.
He said that they were told to leave
because they began to argue. He stated
while he was driving home from the
party the suspect continued to argue to
stop at Lem Turner Road (Burger King
parking lot). He stated that they both
exited the vehicle and the suspect
grabbed his nose and punched him in
the face with a closed fist. He said while
the suspect was grabbing his nose, he
bit her on the arm to get away from her.
He said that the suspect walked away.
from the parking lot ih an unknown
direction. Officer's investigation con-
tinued when he met with the witness
who reported the following: he stated
that he observed the suspect strike, the
victim in the face with a closed fist. The
witness stated that he was inside of the
vehicle and at the party. Another officer
responded to the scene but the victim
refused medical treatment. The victim
stated that he has a child with the sus-
pect and they reside together. The vic-
tim declined to provide a written state-
ment. During the investigation at the
scene, Officer observed a small cut on
the left side of the victim's nose. He also
observed a small amount of blood on
the victim's nose. He provided the vic-
tim with all of his legal rights and reme-
dies. The victim was advised of a "safe
location". The victim refused to have an
Evidence Technician photograph -his
injuries. Based on the statements given
and observations, it appeared that the
suspect was the primary aggressor dur-
ing the altercation. Officer will attempt
to locate the suspect.
Hit and Run
Officer was dispatched to Rogero Rd
and Commerce St in response to a hit
and run accident. Upon arrival he met
with witness 2 who advised that the sus-
pect (Fred) ran the stop sign on
Commerce St and hit her while she was
travelling in her vehicle Southbound on
Rogero Rd. Witness 1 advised she saw
the suspect run the stop sign as well.
Witness 1 stated that the suspect then
left the scene. Officer arrived on the
scene and began to canvass for the sus-
pect vehicle. The suspect vehicle was
quickly located on Brandemere Rd S.
Officer then located the suspect about 5
minutes after the call was received,
walking in the road at King Arthur Rd.
Officer had been notified by several
neighbors about the description of the
person seen getting out of the suspect
vehicle and the suspects clothing
matched this description. Officer
advised that the suspect stated that he
was disoriented and that he had been
driving the suspect vehicle. The suspect
was identified by the two witnesses as
the driver of the suspect vehicle. Officer
also located the keys to the suspect's
vehicle in the suspect's front left jean
Housing Unit was
Apartments and surrounding area.
While on patrol, the incident vehicle
was observed being operated with an
expired license tag. A traffic stop was
conducted and the driver was detained.
The investigation revealed that the driv-
er did not have a valid driver's license
as it was suspended since 2006. He was
subsequently arrested and secured with-
out incident.A search of the vehicle
incident to the driver's arrest revealed
the listed shotgun. The firearm was on
the passenger side in between the kick
panel and door frame. Additionally live
ammunition was found in the weapon
and in the vehicle.All of the subject's in
the vehicle were detained pending fur-
ther investigation. The listed suspect
was interviewed separately. He advised
that he had no knowledge of the firearm
being in the vehicle. He went on to say
the other occupants of the vehicle must
have pushed it underneath his seat. He
further stated that if the other occupants
of the vehicle said that it was his, then
they were lying. He informed the offi-
cers that he is a convicted felon and
knows that he is not supposed to be near
any firearms.Two of the other passen-
gers in the vehicle were juveniles.
None of the suspect's would offer any
information as to how the firearm found
its way into the vehicle or who was
responsible for it.A check through
records and identification revealed that
this suspect was convicted of grand
The listed firearm was preserved as evi-
dence and transported to the property
room. The listed vehicle was removed
from the scene and the case was cleared
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Jaguars have unveiled the
club's updated logo as
well as new home and
road uniforms and new-
Head coach Jack Del
Rio and representatives
from Reebok, JDSU and
the NFL joined owner
Wayne Weaver. Ten
Jaguars players, including
David Garrard and
F no longer be mix-
tures of black and
teal or all black,"
Weaver said in
describing the new uni-
form look. "So when peo-
ple see the Jaguars on tel-
evision, that's who we are.
So I'm excited about that.
I'm also excited about
what we did with our logo.
We think we've taken our
logo and tweaked it in a
way that it gives it a little
bit of a modern flair but
still a classic look, and one
that we think will stand
the test of time."
"In taking part in some
of these meetings in terms
of design and looking at it
and visiting with Mr.
Weaver, it was apparent
that there was a real desire
to get back to a real clean
look," Del Rio said. "I
think when you see the
uniforms you're going to
see that. A real clean look,
something that we think
will have timelessness
about it, and so we're
excited about that. I think
anytime there is some-
thing new, it's fresh, it's
exciting and obviously it
ties in perfectly to be
unveiling our new uni-
forms along with the draft
coming up this weekend.
We're going to have a
freshness about us."
"We're making a little
bit of history," said Rick
Salomone of JDSU as he
described the new technol-
ogy in the helmet paint
scheme. "The first time
ever for any NFL helmet,
we're adding an optical
element to the helmet that
is in the form of a chro-
matic pigment that gives it
its light glitter and mirror-
like effect. This is some-
thing that was born out of
the automotive industry
when designers and color
engineers were working
on it, and the challenge for
us wasn't could we create
that look but how do we
shape these little micron-
size flakes in such a way
that it would stand the
durability and the impact
over and over again in a
long grueling season?"
JDSU worked with the
Jaguars over the past year
to produce a
Silver pigment to create a
sharp and unique look for
the club's new helmets,
face masks and decals.
SpectraFlair is an ultra-
thin pigment thht produces
a rainbow-like effect and
allows the helmet to shift
from one color to another
depending on the angle of
light. The Jaguars helmet
remains black, but with a
teal color shift.
OPEN TO PUBLIC -
Camp will begin on
Sunday, Aug. 2 when all
of the players on the
team's roster are sched-
uled to report. The first
practice session will take
place on Monday, Aug. 3
at 10:45 a.m. on the prac-
tice fields northwest of
Stadium. raining camp
practices will be open to
the public for viewing
through Aug. 13.
To provide fans a bet-
ter view of practices, the
Jaguars for the first time
will move bleacher seating
onto the Field Turf field
close to the two parallel
grass fields. This arrange-
ment will give fans a
much closer and more
enjoyable .view of the
practice sessions. Seating
for approximately 1,400
fans will be provided.
Training camp will
feature 20 open practice
sessions in the first two
weeks of August before
the start of the Jaguars'
preseason games on Aug.
17. There is no admission
charge for training camp,
and parking will be avail-
able in the parking lots
surrounding the stadium.
On the final day of competition at the
NCAA Outdoor Track & Field
Championships Bethune Cookman.
University's Ronnie Ash took on Jason
Richardson (South Carolina) in the 110m
Ash came out victorious with another
national hurdling title to match his'60m
Hurdles Indoor title from this year.
Both Joel Redhead and Ash were
named All-Americans as
well. Redhead opened up the day for B-
CU, competing in their finals of the 200m
Dash, after slicing his time significantly in
the semifinal. In today's race, he finished
eighth in the NCAA in a time of 21.15, for
his final competition as a Wildcat.
Redhead opened competition for the
Wildcats, finishing eighth in the, 200m,
Dash. Although he did not climb to the top
of the awards podium, he did make a
strong showing, which earned him a very
distinguished honor, as he was named to
the' USTFCCCA (U.S. Track & Field and
Cross Country Coaches Association)
Outdoor All-American team.
Ash was. looking to
make a sweep of the
NCAA short hurdling
titles. Ash went beyond
expectations, not only
defeating Richardson, but
also cutting a significant
amount off his previous
best times, and blowing
out the competition. Ash
finished in a career-best
time of 13.27 seconds,
ahead of Richardson at
13.49, to claim the
il national outdoor title.
"I knew Jason [Richardson] was going
to come out hard," commented Ash fol-
lowing the race. "I think he may have
slipped out of the blocks a little bit, and
that was the only window I needed. It feels
good to defend my indoor title against a
field like this. I'knew I had to bring my A-
game, and I did."
Following the race, Ash found an over-
joyed coach waiting for him, as B-CU
Head Coach Garfield Ellenwood II
showed his enthusiasm and could barely
hold back his emotion. "Considering the
fact that Ronnie is willing to listen to what
I'm trying to teach him," Ellenwood said
with a proud smile on his face, "you can't
top having an athlete like that, who is will-
ing to buy into everything you tell him to
do. If you believe in what I'm trying to
work out of you, you will.have some suc-
cess; in this case, it was a great success."
"Today has showed that people need to
respect the MEAC as whole in Track &
Field, considering how many athletes we
had in the finals here," added Ellenwood,
giving a nod to the four other conference
schools with NCAA finals competitors.
In addition to his title sweep, Ash added
another dubious honor to his career acco-
lades, as he joined Redhead in being
named a USTFCCCA All-American. This
is his third time overall as a member ol'this
distinguished. group, and the second for
outdoor Track & Field.
Ash is only a sophomore:at Bethune-
Cookman and is already among the nation-
al elite, leaving plenty of room for
improvement among the world's best over
the remainder of his career as a Wildcat of
Bethune-Cookman Track & Field.
With the completion of events, B-CU as
a team came away with 23rd place nation-
ally on the men's side, despite only-coming
with four events.
COLLEGE BASKET BALL Georgia's Thompkins Named To USA
Basketball U19 Team
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Georgia's Trey Thompkins ranked second on the team last year
in scoring at 12.6 points per game and led the Bulldogs in
rebounding at 7.4 per contest. (Photo by University of Georgia)
University of Georgia
forward Trey Thompkins
was named to the 12-man
team that will represent the
United States at the FIBA
U19 World Championships
next month in Auckland,
New Zealand, according to
an announcement by USA
Basketball at its headquar-
Thnmnkins was amnncr
17 of the nation's top 19-
and-unders competing at
the U.S. Olympic Training
Center. The 12 players will
remain in Colorado Springs
through June 25 to contin-
ue training for the 2009
FIBA U19 World
Championship, which will
be held July 2-12 in New
Thp nlanvr selections
were made by the USA
Basketball Men's Junior
National Team Committee,
chaired by Syracuse
University head coach Jim
"I think this is a well-
balanced team. They'll
have to get the job done as
a team. They may not have
a star-caliber player, but
they have a lot of very good
players. At this stage the
U19 team looks like they
will work very well togeth-
er. All of the U19 trials par-
ticipants played very hard
throughout the trials. There
has been no lack of effort,
and that's a good sign,"
Thompkins, a rising
sophomore from Lithonia,
ranked second on the
Georgia team last year in
scoring at 12.6 points per
game and led the Bulldogs
in rebounding at 7.4 per
contest. He was named to
the 5-man Coaches' SEC
"Any great player who
has ever played this game
has gone through USA and
competed at the interna-
tional level," Thompkins
said. I just find it a bless-
ing from God to be able to
participate in something
like this. Moving forward,
becoming a unit and win-
ning are the most important
things, so we can come
back with a gold medal.
We're not settling for any-
thing else and I'm not
expecting anything else."
Sixteen nations will
battle for the 2009 FIBA
U19 World Championship
for Men title July 2-12 in
New Zealand. The United
States has been placed in
Group B, along with Egypt,
France and Iran. The 12
national teams were dis-
tributed as such: Group A
includes Angola, Greece,
Lithuania and Puerto Rico;
Group. C consists of
Australia, Canada, Spain
and Syria; and Group D is
comprised of Argentina,
Croatia, Kazakhstan and
host New Zealand.
The U.S. squad's pre-
liminary round slate opens
with a July 2 contest
against Iran, followed by
France on July 3, and the
USA squad will celebrate
the Fourth of July by taking
on Egypt. The top three
teams from each prelimi-
nary group will qualify for
the preliminary second
round, while the fourth
place teams will qualify for
the classification round to
determine 13th to 16th
In addition to Boeheim,
the USA Basketball Junior
National Team Committee
includes NCAA appointees
Lorenzo Romar (head
coach, University of
Washington), Bruce Weber
(head coach, University of
Illinois) and Roy Williams
(head coach, University of
North Carolina); and ath-
lete representative Jay
Williams, a member of the
2002 USA World
LOCAL SPORFS BRIER
Knights Fall to Axemen 18-28
By Mike Bouts, Sports Editor
The New York Kniolits lost their garne a-ainst tile now
undefeated Jacksonville Axemen by a score of 18-28 at the
University of North Florida.
The Axemen will now travel to New Haven, Conn. to
clash with the Unbcatem-and current National Champion
Warriors in what is sure to be a classic battle.
They Axemen then get the 4th of July weekend off
before returning to UNF oil July I I when they host tile
Bucks County Sharks.
The rivalry between tile Axernen and Sharks is one of
the bio-o-est in the AMNRL and the game is sure to be a
The Knights arrived oil an early morning flight from
New York where the weatherwas an unseasonably cool 70
degrees only to be welcomed by some good old southern
hospitality and 100+ degree temperatures at kick-off
Even with tile scorching temperatures the Kni-lits
were unable to uphold one of the gairie's Cardinal rules
... Thou shalt hold oil to the ball when in your opponents
red zone! ". The Knights in the first half alone gave the bal I
6 times within the Jacksonville 10 meter line. Tile inabili-
ty to get over the line and their overall lack of urgency in
their own half gave the Axemen a gift they never expected
DIXIE BLUES IMPROVE TO 7-0 -The Jacksonville
Dixie Blues of tile Women's Football Alliance are coinina
off a 34-6 road win over Memphis to improve to 7-0 oil the
They host the Gulf Coast Riptide Saturday at 7 p.m. at
the Bolles School.
UNF'S CASTRO TO REPRESENT COUNTRY -
niversity of North Florida women's tennis player Raquel
Castro will have the opportunity to represent her home
country, the Dominican Republic, in the 2009 Caribbean
The Caribbean Games will serve as a platform to
showcase some of the elite athletes around the Caribbean.
"What an achievement for Raquel to be nominated to
play for her country," UNT head women's tennis coach
Rodrigo Puebla said. "Tile amount of experience she will
gain by playing against this kind of talent and oil such a big
stage will benefit her tremendously."
Opening day ceremonies wilf begin oil July 12, 1`61-
lowed by tennis prelims tile next uay at the Shaw Park
Grounds in Tobago.
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you happy. He works hard to help support my family and me. We've had
S J s T r fr th Fid and i tr some ups and downs but he's still been here. He never left us. Growing up
By: Jamarcus Jackson Teen reporter for the Florida and Georgia Star
without the things you like is okay, but waking up with out a father is heart-
'Thursday June 18, my father, Mr. breaking and I really do love my father. I am so glad he's here and I want to
,- i Johnny Jackson Sr. was named Father of say happy father's day."
the year by WCGL 1360. When I was
Thought I would win. As I wrote the things
that came to my head, I began to have so
much to write about, but so little space. I
was very happy when I received the phone
call that he won. WCGL presented him
with a complimentary photoshoot of him
and his family, a father's day special suit,
and two tickets to see David Mann "a.k.a"
Mr. Brown live. Father of the year, Mr.
Johnny Jackson, was very grateful he had
Someone to write about him. I was glad I
This is what I wrote about my dad.
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OPEN HOUSE AT SAFE HARBOR BOYS HOME EDUCATES, INSPIRES LOCAL RESIDENTS
Photo credit: Kimberley Collins for Safe Harbor Boys Home
Jacksonville, FL Severallocal organizations and many families and
Sf H o individuals toured Safe Harbor Boys Home and learned about the pro-
Sgram, and curriculum that has been credited with inspiring positive
Smth change in the lives of more than 800 boys over the last 25 years during
-an Open House on Friday, June 19.
Sa Mayor John Peyton has proclaimed June as "Safe Harbor Month" in
Jacksonville to honor the 25th anniversary of the program and the
release of the Hallmark Channel movie "Safe Harbor."
More than 150 people took part in tours, viewed demonstrations of voca-
tional and marine skills by Safe Harbor boys, learned about the curricu-
lum, met the staff and many signed up for volunteer opportunities.
Pictured (L-R): Kevin Dawson, General Manager, West Marine; Doug Smith, Co-
founder/Program Director; Councilman Ray Holt; Robbie Smith, Co- .
founder/Executive Director; Jack Reynolds, SHBH Board Member
Kevin Dawson, General Manager of West Marine at St. Johns Town Center, pres-
ents a check for $4,328.00 to Safe Harbor Boys Home at the organization's 25th
Anniversary Open House on Friday June 19, 2009. Safe Harbor Boys Home's pro-
gram and curriculum has been credited with inspiring positive change in the lives
of more than 800 boys over the last 25'years. The local non-profit was recently the
subject of a Hallmark original movie called Safe Harbor, which tells the story of
Doug and Robbie Smith's founding of the organization and is scheduled for several ;
airings throughout the summer on the Hallmark Channel.
Councilman Ray Holt was on hand to present a resolution from the Jacksonville City Safe Harbor Boys Home Board Members and Founders accept a
Council and West Marine presented a check to Safe Harbor for $4,328.00 to benefit Jacksonville City Council Resolution from Councilman Ray Holt at the
the organization's programs. Refreshments were sponsored and served by organization's 25th Anniversary Open House on Friday June 19, 2009.
From Left to right:
About Safe Harbor: Jim Filmont, SHBH Board Chair, Doug Smith, Co-founder/Program
About Safe Harbor: Director, Councilman Ray Holt, Robbie Smith, Co-founder/Executive
Director, Jack Reynolds, SHBH Board Member, Ted Ferry, SHBH Board
Safe Harbor Boys Home is the premier program to use the waterfront and vessels as Member.
a residential and educational facility. Douglas R. Smith, D. Ministry and Robbie W.
Smith, M.A. Counseling Psychology, who serve in a volunteer capacity as Program
Director and Executive Director, founded-the program in 1984 as a 501(c) 3 organization. Safe Harbor Boys Home serves at-risk teenage boys and is cel-
ebrating 25 years of inspiring permanent and positive change by helping the boys become men of character, integrity and vision. The Safe Harbor aca-
demic and vocational education, teamed with structure, discipline and love has resulted in a 95 percent success rate with the boys served by the program.
The model program is located in Jacksonville, Fla on the St. Johns River. Safe Harbor has been featured in NBC Nightly News' "Making a Difference"
Segment, People Magazine, World Magazine, Wall Street Journal, and seen on ABC's "World News Tonight," CBS' "This Morning," CNN's "Parenting
Today and NBC's "Weekend Today." Most recently, Safe Harbor Boys Home is the subject of a Hallmark original movie called Safe Harbor, which tells
the story of Doug and Robbie Smith's founding of the organization.
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Georgia Southern University's Online Courses
A Popular Option For Professionals Wanting
To Advance Careers
Registration still available for fall semester online courses
STATESBORO, Ga. Jamey Grover visited Georgia Southern numerous
times while his son was a student at the University. Then, Grover decided to
pursue his Masters in Education'degree online.
"I'm 51 years old, work full-time and I've loved this program," Grover said
prior to receiving his degree last month. "My wife was teasing me after I took
my last exam I kept heading over to my computer and I felt a little lost with-
out a class or a test to take."
Grover was one of 72 graduates who received online
degrees from the University during the spring com-
mencement ceremony a record number for Georgia
Southern. The University offers online degrees in the
fields of business, education, and healthcare. The
online programs are especially popular with profession-
,als juggling work and family.
"These online degree programs allow working adults
and those who are outside of our campus area to com-
plete their degrees. We offer flexibility and high-quality
programs that meet the needs of adult learners wishing
to further their careers," said Gary Means, dean of con-
tinuing education and public services.
While Grover completed his online degree this spring,
Debbie Bose is now starting on hers. As she works full-
time in Macon, Bose is enrolled this summer in her first
coursework toward a Master of Education with a major
in Instructional Technology.
A 27-year veteran of the U.S. Postal Service, Bose said
a master's 'degree will benefit greatly in her current
position as a training manager. Bose's experience will
come full-circle after earning her online degree, she
will be able to apply her knowledge toward creating cur-
riculum and using technology to enhance online train-
ing for the Postal Service.
"I'm not interested in just theory. When I get this
degree, I'll know hands-on how to do what I want to do,"
Not everyone may think of online programs as being
"hands-on," but Bose knows differently. "Some people
think, when you do courses online, they will be easy,
but anyone who goes through it knows that's not the
case. It's very challenging," she said. "It actually
requires a greater degree of dedication because you
have to get in and learn it yourself. You have to be dis-
Bose said she researched online programs for about a
year and chose Georgia Southern's Instructional
Technology program because of its credibility and
affordability. She also praised the University's customer
Residents can gain valuable education
and training information on July 9th
WHAT: Educate Jacksonville
A postsecondary education expo designed specifically for working adults
and high school graduates to learn about education and training opportuni-
ties on the First Coast.
Thursday, July 9, from 4 to 7 p.m.
WHERE: Jacksonville Public Library Downtown
303 N. Laura St.
Free and open to the public
Educate Jacksonville is a creative educational endeavor sponsored by the
First Coast Higher Education Alliance (FCHEA) to introduce residents to the
myriad educational opportunities available in the area. The event will be
hosted by representatives from 16 colleges and universities that have a
"brick and mortar" presence on the First Coast, offering everything from
associate to doctorate degrees, with campus and online classes.
Admissions and financial aid personnel from participating institutions will
conduct workshops addressing such topics as decreasing anxiety for adults
returning to school and financing a college education. Attendees may also
obtain information from the various schools on admissions, undergraduate
and graduate programs, scholarships and grants, class flexibility and more.
FCHEA is comprised of 16 regionally accredited colleges and universities
working in collaboration with corporations and community organizations to
increase awareness of postsecondary education and training options on the
First Coast. For more information please visit: www.fchea.com
Contact: Peggy Guillory 904-245-6984 firstname.lastname@example.org
service, saying that any question she had was answered promptly.
The application deadlines vary among the different programs, but students
still have time to register for some fall semester online classes. For more
information on the University's, online offerings, visit
Georgia Southern University, a Carnegie Doctoral/Research University,
offers 115 degree programs serving nearly 18,000 students. Through eight
. colleges, the University offers bachelors, masters and doctoral degree pro-
grams built on more than a century of academic achievement. The
University, one of Georgia's largest, is a top choice of Georgia's HOPE
scholars and is recognized for its student-centered approach to education.
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Metropolitan Park-Pavilion (Look For the Stage)
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