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Seat Belts are now a "must" in
Florida, effective June 30 and state
Troopers say they will not issue warn-
ings, only tickets, for at least $30 or
CLICK IT more. You can get pulled over simply
S 0l because you are not wearing a seat belt
TICKET but if you smoke, own a car, have a
....... drivers license, own a home or smoke
cigarettes, you will also see an increase
in your spending through fees or taxes.
Probably the biggest increase will be the tax on ciga-
rettes at an additional $1.00 per pack, making a total of
$1.34 for taxes alone, on cigarettes.
Mayor Peyton has suggested an increase in property
taxes but that increase should be based upon the new,
lower value of the property in this economy. Duval
County residents did not vote for the property tax
changes but the state did and we are stuck. Save
money, protect a life: wear your seat belt, quit smok-
Jacksonville teen, Shimeek Gridine,
14, stood before the judge Monday, a
teen being tried as an adult for
attempted murder, attempted armed
S robbery and aggravated battery.
Shimeek Gridine Shimeek and his 12-year-old friend,
found a gun and at the suggestion of
the 12-year old, made the poor decision to rob a Main
Street business owner. The 12-year-old is in a juvenile
program but since Shimeek was holding the gun and
Florida law allows, at its discretion, to treat a 14 or 15-
year-old as an adult, Shimeek will be tried as an adult.
Prior to Monday, a bond had not been set. However, on
Monday the judge set his bond at $900,000.
Shimeek lives with his mother and grandmother. The
family moved to Jacksonville when he was five. His
father died shortly thereafter. The ladies are begging
for help to change the route of this 7th grader's life.
Supreme Court Makes Decision
Regarding White Firefighters;
Black Firefighters Respond
The Supreme Court ruled on Monday that white fire-
fighters in New Haven, Connecticut whose promotion-
al exams were thrown out because they did well and
black firefighters did not, were subjected to race dis-
crimination. This 5-4 ruling reversed an appeal courts
decision that was joined by Supreme Court nominee,
Judge Sonia Sotomayor and will change the present
civil rights law.
Black firefighters said this decision has affected the
ability of New Haven to voluntarily comply with Title
VII and are surprised that the Supreme Court changed
the rules 'in the middle of the game.
They further stated that this decision reinforces the
ability of minorities to challenge questionable and dis-
criminatory promotional examinations; and defines and
heightens the standard by which a city must adhere in
order to voluntarily comply with Title VII when exams
appear to have a discriminatory impact. They
said,"Our path has been made clearer by this decision
and we will proceed accordingly.
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Men and Teen Arrested
for Rape & Robbery
Gregory Lee Jones, 20 Terry Rivers, 17
The victim met the suspect, Terry River when
she got off work. Rivers got into the car with
the victim and pointed a gun at her. He then
had two other males, Gregory Dowdell and Lee
Jones, get into the vehicle.
The three males then forced the victim, at gun
point, to drive them to her residence, kidnap-
ping her. They were then able to commit a
home invasion robbery. They robbed her and
raped her repeatedly at gun point.
The three suspects are also tied into other rob-
beries in the Arlington area.
Dowdell and Jones were caught shortly after
the incident and Rivers, the teen, was finally
caught and arrested Monday.
JSO had help in catching Terry Rivers as he
was featured on Channel 4's Wheel of Justice.
They are charged with armed sexual battery,
kidnapping, and home invasion robbery.
Stetson Files Suit Against
Water Management District
Even though Gov. Crist
---H signed the St. Johns River
Management District bill to
withdraw millions of gallons
of water from the St. Johns
River, Civil Rights legend
S Stetson Kennedy, a former
writer for The Florida Star
and his wife, Sandra Parks,
Civil Rights legend, Stetson filed a legal challenge against
Kennedy, 92. the St. Johns River Water
Management Stetson- A-7
Former Congresswoman Vibe Magazine Folds
Captured by Israeli Navy
The Israeli navy intercepted a ship
L carrying foreign peace activists,
including former U. S. Representative
from Georgia and leader of the Green
S Party, Cynthia McKinney.
N r i=,. Ms. McKinney is well known as an
Cynthia activist for the Palestinians and said
they were trying Former See A-7
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Steve Aaron, Vibe Media CEO
announced that VIBE Magazine was
folding effective June 30th. He
thanked the staff .and wished them
success in the future.
The magazine was created in 1993 by
Quincy Jones as the voice of urban
youth. Though he is no longer the
owner, he said he is distraught over the news and will
attempt to bring it back in a slightly different way.
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Beaver Street Shows off
Success of Tenants
Beaver Street Enterprise
Center works with and
promotes success with'
their tenants. Here are two
of their successful tenants.
A. Harold and Associates
LLC is one -of four com- Jason Mount and wife, Grace
panies selected by the U. S. Huxtable-Mount
Air Force's Air Education and Training Command to convert
about 3,300 hours of classroom instruction into 100 to 150
computer-based courses. CEO Andrew Harold Jr. said more
than one company will receive the work since a single com-
pany can not handle the conversion of so many classroom
hours within the 16-month span.
The AETC, headquartered in Texas, has 48,000 active-duty
members and is responsible for about 1,600 aircraft. A.
Harold Associates has offices in nine states and employs 34
people, starting with a Jacksonville office at Beaver Street.
Huxtable Education Group
"When you want the best for your child ..."
Both Jason Mount and his wife, Grace Huxtable-Mount,
grew up as part of large fami- Beaver Continued A-7
Chris Brown's Future as Felon
Even though, Chris Brown accepted
a plea agreement to avoid jail time, he
is not out of the water for the felony
assault and criminal threat charges
stemming from the incident between
he and Rihaima. He left her battered
and bruised and such is not a.misde-
meanor, but a felony.
As a felon, he will lose his voting rights as a resident of
Virginia that can be restored three years after he completes
his sentence, which is not clear since he is not confined.
He may also have difficulties in his career as many will
not hire a felon. Hopefully his experience will be a lesson
for many who participate in violence against their mates.
Duke Official Rapes and
place Black Adopted son up
for Sexual Sale on Web
Frank Lombard, a white associate director of the
Center for Health Policy at Duke University was arrest-
ed after an Internet sting. The FBI records show that he
adopted a black infant boy and later identified himself
online as "perv dad for fun," and said in an on-line chat
that he had sexually molested his son. He did not know
his chat was being made to an undercover detective in
North Carolina. The boy is 5-years-old.
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MT. MORIAH BAPTIST CHURCH, 1953 West 9th
St., Jacksonville, FL. Dr. Percy Jackson, Sr., Pastor
presents an Evening of Gospel Music Sunday, July. 12,
2009 at 7:00 p.m. Open Door. For more information,
call (904) 713-9183.
CALVARY BAPTIST CHURCH, located at 1915
Dale St., in Tallahassee, FL with Rev. Kevin Johnson,
Pastor. -Appreciation and Birthday Celebration for
Sister Claudia Campbell. Mistress of Ceremony,,
Speaker and Servant of God. "Jacksonville, Florida
Guest": Elder Robert Jackson and the Spirit Travelers,
Little Sheldon (4 years old) and the New Spirit
Travelers, Jesse and the Miracles, Rejoice Gospel
Singers, Gospel Tones and Gospel Groups, Soloists of
-Tallahessee and Surrounding areas. Open Door. For
more information, please call Elder Robert Jackson at
904-759-1468 or Sister Tanya Harrison at 850-322-
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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 industry's premier
training experience and talent competition, sending the
winner to Orlando to perform at the park's annual
"Night of Joy" concert in September. All the detailed
information is available at
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HERD Sunday, July 19, 6 pm, Craig Hall/Good
Shepherd Sixth Season. Henson Markham, Artistic
Director Free and open to the public. Monteverdi to
Bach, Gabrieli, Monteverdi, Schuetz, Bach:
Brandenburg Concerto No. 5. Next concert: Sunday,
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observe her 107th birthday
on July 4, 2009. Mrs.
Ingram was born in Gulf,
Ga. in 1902. She relocated
to Jacksonville, FL and has
lived here for the past 68
years. Mrs. Ingram is a mem-
ber of Antioch Baptist 'Church,
and the mother of 7 children, and 6 adopted children, 5
deceased, with the eldest and youngest still surviving.
She is blessed with 27 grands, numerous great-grands
Happy Birthday Mama!
Your devoted daughter, Louise, Family & Friends.
r Almighty God,Father 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
I know the consolation of thy love, through
Jesus Christ our LORD.
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BARRIER, Gladys D.,
died June 25, 2009.
BLAND, Mrs. Fredricka
died June 26, 2009.
BRANCH, William C.,
died June 8, 2009.
BULL, Orienta died June
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GRIFFIN, Lenward, Sr.,
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TURNER, Cheryl R.,
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WATTS, Baby Girl Jayla
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At Scholarship Banquet
More than 200 parents and community supporters joined
Journey Into Womanhood (JIW), an Empowerment Resources,
Inc., program, in celebrating its fifth birthday at the annual
Journey Into Womanhood Scholarship Banquet*. It was a celebra-
tion of the growth of 33 JIW participants and the awarding of
scholarships to two recent high school graduates. First Coast
News anchor and reporter Ms. Angela Spears served as the
Mistress of Ceremonies.
During the school year, young ladies participated in the rites
of passage program designed with concepts targeted for female
adolescents, and addressed issues that plague girls and their voy- Speakers:Ba
age into womanhood. The year culminated with the annual ban- Incters, Er
quet where past and current JIW participants celebrated the pro- keynote spea
gram that encouraged them to be empowered and develop leader- tions coor
ship skills. "We have many success stories. All JIW graduates have Investments,
successfully transitioned to college," stated Mrs. Elexia Coleman- keynote spe F
Moss, founder and executive director of Empowerment fCeremoni
Resources, Inc. "Over the past five years, more than 150 young Coast News
ladies have participated in JIW. I am proud that they have learned Elexia Colei
the value of self, to be empowered to make positive change hap- executive di
pen, and the importance of giving back to the community." Resources, In
JIW recent graduates, Ms. Taila McClain and Ms. Courtney County Judg
Hammond were honored for their scholastic achievements.
McClain, who just graduated from Englewood High School,
received a $400 scholarship and will attend Bethune-Cookman
University. She plans to become a forensic scientist or a registered
nurse. "Journey Into Womanhood has empowered me to become
a leader. I have shown my leadership skills through volunteering
in the community and showing others that they also can be lead-
ers and reach their goals. I have also learned that networking can
help you accomplish more," stated Ms. McClain.
Orange Park High school graduate, Ms. Courtney Hammond
received a $350 scholarship and also plans to attend Bethune-
Cookman University, where she plans to major in health service
administration with a minor in linguistics. "Journey Into
Womanhood has taught me self-respect and how to carry myself JIW Grad
as a young lady, being a leader when needed, but also knowing
when to follow and observe," stated Ms. Hammond.
Joumey Into Womanhood registration for the 2009-2010
school year will begin in July. For more information call (904) 3 ,
*Empowerment Resources Inc., a private 501 (c)(3) non-prof-
it organization whose mission is to focus on making children and
their families stronger while empowering them to become success-
ful leaders in the community. Empowerment Resources Inc. cur- I
rently offers the following services; Journey Into Womanhood pro-
gram, life-skills workshops for male and female teens, parenting h
seminars, coaching and mini retreats! Bl
NEW COMMUNITY LEADERS TWENTIETH ANNIVER-
SARY OF BLUEPRINT FOR LEADERSHIP
The 2009 Blueprint for Leadership class graduated RECENT-
LY at The University Club. This graduating class marked the 20th i F
anniversary of Blueprint for Leadership. Mesdames Joyce Morgan
Danford and Betty Asque Davis, members of the first class in 1989
spoke to the graduating class about a life marked by service.
Each year the Blueprint for Leadership class develops and .
implements a service project. This year's project was an "Extreme
Makeover" at Community Connections. They overhauled the
courtyard, transforming it into a lovely oasis for families to enjoy,
complete with a fountain and outdoor furniture. They hosted an
extremely successful clothing drive and.renovated the clothing
closet. The class then installed new racks and sorted, and hung
clothes for the ladies to access with ease. A food drive to restock Bluep
the food pantry yielded more than 1,000 items of food.
Class members are Mark, Bajalia Brennan, Manna &
Diamond, PL; Galen Bauer Spohrer & Dodd, P.L.; Nicole Brake ,
- Price Waterhouse Coopers LLP; Lafayette Cope Citi Cards;
Randall Erickson Prudential; Felecia Fredericks Police Athletic
League of Jacksonville; Dail Frye University of Phoenix; Travis
Hutson -The Hutson Companies; Stella Johnson Family
Nurturing Center of FL; Ann Johnson Mayo Clinic; Mary Jury -
Hands On Jacksonville; Kelly Micheau Big Brother's Big Sister's
of Northeast FL; Heather Parker-Fraser BAE Systems; Jacqulyn
Perry Fresh Ministries/Beaver Street Enterprise Center; Cesar
Restrepo Citi; Dewitt Robinson Duval County Public Schools;
Desirae Royal -Duval County Public Schools; Myra Simmons Past Bluep
Duval County Public Schools; Jacklyn Smith Lauren Ashley Madeline Sca
Real Estate, LLC; Chris Strohmenger Rogers Towers P.A.; Bobbi Davis with BI
Warford Mia Jones Campaign; Ann-Marie West -American Red yke nen
Cross NE FL Chapter and Prudence Williams Jacksonville
Scholarship funds were provided by Citi, CSX and The Hutson Companies.
ck left to right: Kevin
member, Jacqui Lowe,
ker and community rela-
dinator for Fidelity
aker and Senior Council
ront left to right: Mistress
ies-Angela Spears, First
anchor and reporter,
man-Moss, founder and
rector of Empowerment
nc., the Honorable Judy
notee speaker and Leon
Back left to right: Jessica Polote, Monique Young, Kaylah
Norris, TesharaLaster, Kayla Orr, Kiana Moore, Taila McClain,
Courtney Hammond, Azhanay Walker, Jocelyn Benford, Akia
Battle, Nyla Stanford, Ashley Irven. Front left to right: Niyah
Fisher, Brianna Major, Nakiyah Brown, Daveshia McCloud,
Delesia Williams, Gabriele Brown, Tijana Rogers, Kelsey Smith,
Janae Byrd, Arden Ward, Jasmine Flourney, Deryn Dabney.
In honor of its fifth birthday, Journey Into Womanhood was pre-
sented a framed resolution by City of Jacksonville Council
Member, Reginald Brown (District 10). Mrs. Elexia Coleman-
Moss and JIW member Jessica Polote, spoke on the program's
behalf JIWmembers, parents and supporters attended the meet-
ing to show their support.
Calling All Former Students of Boylan-Haven School
A reunion of Boylan-haven School is being planned for the July 31, 2009 weekend at the Wyndham
Riverwalk Hotel. Chairperson Mrs. Linda Belton writes, "We have lost touch with a lot of our former students,
teachers and staff..... We have several published authors among our former students: Marsha Phelts (my cousin's
wife), Elaine Moore Smith (the late Dr. Richard
Moore of Bethune Cookman), Brooke Stephens
(featured in last issue of Ebony magazine) and
others. Also, among our alums are the late
MaVynee Betsch and
her sister, Dr. Johnetta
r Cole. I have much
more interesting histor-
ical info and fun facts.
I am the event planner
a for our reunion week-
end." Ms. Belton can
.. "be contacted at (904)
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JU~l'A 4, I' UY A, S
BET AWARDS '09' Stands as the #1 Cable Telecast of the Year
The live premiere of
the BET AWARDS '09
on Sunday, June 28,
drew 10.65 Million Total
Viewers the #1 cable
telecast year-to-date and
BET's biggest audience
ever. This year's show
was dedicated to
Michael Jackson and
featured several special
tributes to the King of,
Pop, as well as an emo-
tional appearance by
Janet Jackson, who
spoke on behalf of the
family to thank fans for
their love and support.
"The number of view-
ers who tuned in to see
the BET AWARDS '09 is
a testament to Michael
and long-lasting influ-
ence and legacy," said
Debra L. Lee, Chairman
and Chief Executive
Officer, BET Networks.
"We're thankful to every-
one who played a role in
the show, both on stage
and behind the camera,
and it meant so much to
all of us to be there for
our audience at this emo-
tional time. Above all,
we extend our love and
prayers to the Jackson
family and are honored
that Joe and Janet
Jackson were in atten-
The BET AWARDS
'09 also stands as the #1
awards show on cable
for the year to date
among total viewers. In
addition, the 106 & Park
pie-show drew 3.1 mil-
lion total viewers, and
the BET Awards '09
by My Black Is Beautiful
Post Show drew 5.2 mil-
lion total viewers. The
sneak peek of the new
BET series Tiny & Toya
drew an additional 3.8
million total viewers. All
three shows set BET
records, becoming the #1
pre-show, post-show and
original series telecasts
in BET history.
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"This funding will help veterans across
the country access the resources they
need to find good jobs and build a bright
future for themselves and their families,"
said Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis.
Homeless vets may get occupational,
classroom, on-the-job training, as well as
job search, placement help and follow-
funding. It is one of four such grants to up.
Florida totaling more than $1 million.
Former Continued from A-1
to carry medical supplies, cement, olive trees and children's toys to Gaza when it was
seized. She said their boat was not in Israeli waters and they were on a human rights
mission to the Gaza Strip. She added that the president had told Israel to let in
humanitarian and reconstruction supplies. She is requesting release for her boat so
that they can resume their journey.
A statement issued by the Israeli personnel said that the Greek-registered freighter
Arion, ignored a radio message advising it would not be allowed to enter Gaza
waters and that they should turn back.
Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman Yigal Palmor said Israel is planning to free the
crew and passengers and that they will be released as soon as they are checked.
Stetson Continued from A-1
District alleging numerous violations of the Florida Sunshine Law.
The lawsuit was initiated because Kennedy and Parks were among the large contin-
gent of concerned citizens who were denied access to the District's Governing
Board meeting on April 13, 2009.
According to the challenge, the District significantly violated the Florida Sunshine
Law by failing to take appropriate measures to allow meaningful public participa-
tion, despite having knowledge well in advance of the April 13 Governing Board
meeting that there was intense, widespread opposition to the Seminole County
Withdrawal Permit, and despite having access to several larger venues nearby.
Beaver Continued from A-1
lies in small Florida communities 'where higher education was like a dream that
seemed almost out of reach. Today, as partners in the Huxtable Education Group,
Grace and Jason are reaching out to help children seek and attain academic excel-
"A college education was a huge accomplishment in my family," says Grace, who
earned her Masters in Elementary Education, with a Literacy Specialization, at the
University of Florida and is nearing completion of her PhD in Educational
Leadership. An elementary school teacher in Duval County prior to establishing the
Huxtable Education Group, Grace has partnered with her husband, Jason Mount, a
former BellSouth 2nd Level Manager holding a Bachelors Degree. from the
University of Florida and a MBA from Webster University, to provide inner-city stu-
dents with free tutoring in reading and math.
During the past three years, with headquarters conveniently located at Beaver
Street Enterprise Center, Huxtable Education Group has utilized the federally man-
dated Supplemental Educational Services program to open the door to academic suc-
cess for hundreds of students across the State of Florida. Now, having established a
firm foothold in education by serving students K-8th grade through comprehensive,
research based curriculum taught by highly qualified tutors, Huxtable Education
Group is expanding its horizons, with Grace heading up a new child development
facility that will provide a healthy jump-start for children ages 6 weeks through 5
"From 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., The Learning Experience Child Development Center
at 8411 Southside Blvd. will provide a high quality educational experience, along
with dynamic enrichment programs, computer time and our Early Reading Program,
Fun with Phonics, all at no additional cost to parents," said Grace Huxtable-Mount,
noting that The Learning Experience (TLE) franchise is one of the fastest growing
child care centers in the nation with hers being the first one in Florida. With a grand
opening slated for June 2009, The Learning Experience Child Development Center
is dedicated to encouraging a love of learning in a fun-filled environment.
And, speaking of environment, Jason Mount and Grace Huxtable-Mount credit the
nurturing business incubator environment at Beaver Street Enterprise Center with
providing the resources, tools, partners, people and encouragement that have enabled
their organization to grow "in bigger ways than we ever imagined possible."
"The children of our community are the real beneficiaries of Huxtable Education
Group's success story," said Jackie Perry, Beaver Street's Executive Director. "It has
been and will continue to be an honor to be involved with Jason and Grace in this
inspirational learning experience."
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Jacksonville will get nearly $300,000 in
grants from the U. S. Department of
Labor to provide job training for veter-
ans. The grants are part of $25 million
Labor is awarding uner its Homeless
Veterans Reintegration Program.
The Grant to Jacksonville, which is
$298,997, will provide a third year of
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remaining essays offer a richly textured
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No matter how you spell it, (BBQ, Bar be cue, Barbeque, or just Que), Bar-be-que is the official food to celebrate the Fourth of July. The origins of BBQ
are not exactly known, but I think shortly after man discovered fire, Barbeque was born.
True Barbecue is cooked slowly at a low temperature. Most Barbecue is from cuts of meat like brisket which are tougher. The meat should be smoked
at least 6 hours then cooked for another 4 hours on a lo.w temperature
Tue Barbecue is smoked. Charcoal and wood chips are used to add the great smoke flavor to the meat. One of the features of good BBQ is the pink ring
on the meat which comes from slow cooking with smoke.
The African American community claims bragging rights to this all time American favorite cuisine. Barbecue is the menu of choice for many family
reunions, church picnics, and social events.
Here are some great tips on preparing authentic Texas BBQ Brisket. You can use other meats like chicken, ribs and sausage. Just adjust the cooking times.
So pull out your pit, go to Publix for all your fixins, invite some family and friends over, and I guarantee Y'all will have a blast fireworking the grillion
Fireworking the Grill
Buy abbut a 7-10 lb. untrimmed beef brisket with fat on one side (buy 2 if you're smoker is big enough. That'll save on charcoal and wood). Seasoning the Cynthia FerrelL
Meat A rub is a dry marinade that you sprinkle or pat onto meat before you cook it. Rubs can contain just about anything, and they,usually include some
salt and sugar. You leave them on for a few minutes before you cook or as long as overnight. A good BBQ rub may be found in the seasoning aisle at the grocery stores.
1. Put cut up cardboard in bottom of the pit. In your smoker start with about 5-10 lbs of charcoal, depending on the size of your smoker. Soak mesquite, hickory, pecan or fruitwood chips
in a pan of water at least 30 minutes. Actually, pretty much any hardwood can be used for smoking meat. Use what is easiest to find or the smoked flavor you like the most. Light the card-
board. Let flame for 15-20 minutes with pit open to let ash form on the wood.
2. Fan coals and wood to help the flame grow.
3. Put cooking oil or animal fat trimmings to help keep flame going. Avoid charcoal starter which leaves a taste on the meat.
4. Close lid to let flames go down and the smoke to fill the pit.
5. Once your fire starts to settle down and the coals have turned gray, put uncovered seasoned brisket fat side up. Let smoke for about 4-6 hours, adding chips as necessary
6. Then double wrap the brisket in heavy foil and place in a 200 degree oven for 4 hours.
7. When you're ready to eat, unwrap the brisket and slice diagonally across the grain in about 3/8" slices. Trim off any excess fat. One beef brisket will serve about 10 or more
If heat is too high, raise the lid and let air in.
If wood and charcoal have turned completely to ash and are red hot, add more wood which has been soaked in water to create more smoke.
If heat is too low, open lid and fan the coals to get a flame going.
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3 lb. new potatoes, cut into 1-inch cubes
1/2 of a green onion, thinly sliced
1/4 cup Real Bacon Bits (optional)
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
1/2 cup Sour Cream
1/4 cup Mayonnaiset
Cook potatoes in boiling water 10 to 12 min. or until fork-tender. Drain. Place in large bowl. Add onions, bacon
bits and basil; mix lightly. MIX remaining ingredients. Add to potato mixture; toss to coat. Cover.
Refrigerate until chilled.
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I created this recipe for a Willie Nelson Birthday party I catered in April. It was a hit and is great with Barbecue.
1 12 oz bottle Barbeque sauce (use your favorite)
1 cup Orange Marmalade
1 cup Jack Daniels Whiskey
Place ingredients in a saucepan stir and heat for about 5 minutes until all flavors are blended
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The FL/GA Star
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LO C AL ~Be Careful & Enjoy the 4th of JulyS T
Photos by Photographer
Frank M. Powell
Being founded in
1909, "Celebrating 100
years in the Struggle" was
the theme for the 44th
Annual Freedom Fund
Awards Dinner for the
NAACP Tuesday, June
23rd that was held at the
Convention Center in
Dr. Cornal West was
the speaker for this occa-
sion and NAACP
President Mr. Isaiah
Rumlin made the
Arts Studio performed to
"A Change is Gonna
Come" by Sam Cook and
later to "Four Women" by
Rodney L Hurst, Sr. NAACP
Executive Committee Member and
Author of "It was never about a hot
dog and a Coke."
University of Phoenix North Florida hosted a grand opening celebration
event at its East Jacksonville Learning Center earlier this month. More than 80
attendees were present, including
S ..several state legislators, represen-
tatives from the Mayor's office,
ties. During the event, University
of Phoenix recognized Senator
Stephen R. Wise with an
Educational Partnership Award,
and received a proclamation from
Mayor Payton's office announcing
June 11th as Education for
Working Students Day in the City of Jacksonville.
One of the highlights of the evening was the key remarks given by
Representative Jennifer Carroll. Besides being a well respected state legislator, Rep.
Carroll was the first African-American female Republican elected to the Florida leg-
islature. She was also appointed by President George W. Bush to both The White
House Presidential Scholars Commission and the Veterans Disability Benefits
Commission. She previously served as the Executive Director of the Florida
Department of Veterans Affairs, and to top it all off, she is .a current online instruc-
tor for University of Phoenix.
Clifton Davis a familiar voice and face to many, was the
featured Banquet speaker for the 130th Anniversary
Celebration of the Macedonia AME Church in Historic
Fernandina Beach, Rev. Godfrey Taylor, Pastor. Clifton
Davis an actor most noted for the role of Reverend Rubin
Gregory on the popular sitcom AMEN is a real life minis-
ter. "An Evening with Clifton Davis" was held Saturday,
June 27, 2009 inthe fellowship hall at St. Peters Episcopal
Church in the heart of Fernandina's Historic District.
He is an actor, singer, composer, producer and minister. For more than 30 years Clifton Davis has
shared his unique gifts with audiences around the world. Davis is probably best known for his 5-year
run as Reverend Rueben Gregory on the popular NBC television series, "Amen," which continues in
reruns on cable TV. His earlier series, "That's My Mama, served to established him as a widely
known actor and television star. Raised on Long Island, he begah his career in New York City in the
Broadway show, Hello Dolly. Six years and five Broadway shows later, Davis headed to Hollywood
and the rest is history.
In recent years, Mr. Davis has appeared in such films as "Any Given Sunday", "Halloweentown High",
"Kingdom Come", "Max Keeble's Big Move", "Soldiers of Change" and "The Climb". He has also been
a guest star on such shows as, "Half & Half", "American Dreams", "The Jamie Foxx Show", "Living
Single", "Sparks", "Malcolm & Eddie", "Grace Under Fire", "Party of Five", "The Sentinel", "In The
House" and many more. His other television credits include starring in "The Melba Moore & Clifton
Over the years he has made appearances on such shows as "The John Laroquette Show", "Vegas",
"The Love Boat," "Police Story," as well as such major talk shows as "The Tonight Show," "Oprah,"
and "The Arsenio Hall Show." He has also hosted. and served as presenter on numerous award
shows and television specials.. Davis has, also guest-starred in such made-for-TV movies as "Dream
Date", "Little Ladies of the Night," "Cindy," "Murder at the Superdome," "Scott Joplin", "Don't Look
Back," and "The Night the City Screamed." On Broadway he has appeared in "Hello Dolly", "Jimmy
Shine" starring Dustin Hoffman, "The Engagement Baby," "Look To The Lilies" and received a Tony
Award nomination for Best Actor in.a Musical in 1972 as one of the stars of Broadway's Tony Award-
winning hit musical, "Two Gentlemen of Verona,". Then, in 1994, Mr. Davis returned to the New York
Theater appearing in the hit drama, "Hapgood" at The Lincoln Center Theater. He has also been
seen Off-Broadway in "How to Steal an Election," Lorraine Hansberry's "To Be Young, Gifted, and
Black," Pulitzer Prize-winning "No Place to be Somebody," and many other productions. Mr. Davis
won a Theatre World Award for his performance in "Do It Again." Davis has toured in such shows as
"Guys and Dolls", "Daddy Goodness", "Celebration", "Pal Joey" starring Lena Home, and Maya
Angelou's musical, "And Still I Rise". In 2008, he co-starred in the romantic comedy play, "The
Greatest Love Story Ever Told."
Davis received a Grammy nomination for his hit composition, "Never Can Say Goodbye." As a singer
and recording artist, he has enjoyed success with his album "Say Amen," on Benson Records, and
has performed in concert around the world.
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Priestly Jackson Vice Chairman of the Duval
County School Board,and Author he Counsel
MKS First Commission, and Rodney L Hurst, Sr. Patricia Pearson, Presents The Rutledge H.
NAACP Executive Committee Member andAuthor Pearson Memorial Award to Isaiah Rumlin
"It was never about a hot dog and a Coke." Jacksonville Branch President
Sandra Thompson Presents Sallye
Mathis Years of Service Freedom
Fund Award and Years of Service
Freedom Fund Award from The Attitudes Performing Arts Studio Dancers: Lerora
NAACP and Alvin Family to Dr. I ilson. Jaiimine Hurst, Loreal Butler, Marquierre
Alvin George White. Andrews, Gabrielle Butler
Celebrate a Cleaner Jacksonville
At Your Neighborhood Fair
We are bringing useful information from various city organizations to your neighborhood. Join your c
council representative and take part in the family fun.
Join us for this
* Florida KidCare
* Wal-Mart Vision Center
* Duval County Health'Department
* Real Sense Prosperity Campaign
Join your City Council representative:
Lonnie C. Miller Neighborhood Fair
Saturday, July 11
Bob Hayes Sports Complex
5054 Soutel Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32208
* Ice Cream
* Hot Dogs
* Face Painting
* Inflatable Games
A City of Jacksonvlle Cooperative Effort
630-CITY I www.ProjectNewGround.org
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Announcements, meetings, happening, and community events
scheduled in Jacksonvilre and the surrounding area.
CITY KICKS OFF 2009 POOL SEASON AND SUMMER AQUATICS
PROGRAMS -JaxParks swim lessons available for all ages -The City of
Jacksonville Recreation and Community Services Department -JaxParks-- pub-
lic 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 beginning 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 weekends 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.
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 family love.
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 souvenir pictures that remain as treasured keep-
sakes; the continued holding on of heritage and properties; the remembrances
of bygone phrases and past times; the October Fish Fry; and many other snap-
shots 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 and online bookstores.
JACKSONVILLE LOCAL ORGANIZING COMMITTEE FOR THE
MILLIONS MORE MOVEMENT, INC., a non-profit organization, is now
the process of gathering clothes for their next 'Clothes Give-A-Way.' If you are
in the process of cleaning out your closets of children, women, men, girls, boys
clothes or have clothes you have outgrown and want to get rid of them, bring
them to 916 N. Myrtle Avenue from 9:00 am til 5:00 pm Monday through
Friday. We also will come pick up your donation.Give your donation to JLOC,
MMM Inc., we will make them a part of our next scheduled 'Clothes Give-A-
Way.' Visit our website :www.jaxloc.com for more information or contact us at
904-240-9133. Help us as we work to end the violence through education and
not more incarceration.'
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THE CITY OF JACKSONVILLE PRESENTS
SATURDAY, JULY 4
Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena
Ice skating and family activities including arts and c
WEDNESDAY, JULY 1
Snyder Memorial Church
THURSDAY, JULY 2
Make A Scene Downtown Pool Splash Party
Omni Jacksonville Hotel Rooftop Pool Deck
FRIDAY, JULY 3
Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena
Noon 9 p.m.
Ice skating and family activities including arts and crafts,
face painting, strolling entertainment, and
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face painting, strolling entertainment, and interactive games.
Ice skating, $3 (includes skate rental)
i"m Join Radio Disney AM 600 for music,
It ry games, prizes and fun.
City of Jacksonville
Freedom Ride 2009
Begins at Adamec Harley-Davidson
Baymeadows and ends at Metropolitan Park D [
Patriotic Boat Decorating Contest
Judging will take place at 4 p.m.
Metropolitan Park to The JacksonVille Landing
FRE COCR FEATRIN
Ice skating, $3 (includes skate rental) SUN DAY, JULY 5
Diggin' In Dreamland Concert with special features Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena
Northbank Riverfront Park 10 a.m. 4 p.m.
7 p.m. Ice skating and family activities including arts and crafts,
face painting, strolling entertainment, and interactive games
Ice skating, $3 (includes skate rental)
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR JULY 5th BEACHES CLEANUP -The City of
Jacksonville, Keep Jacksonville Beautiful and the Beaches Sea Turtle Patrol will coor-
dinate the annual July 5th Beaches Cleanup following the Independence Day holiday,
Saturday, July 5th. Litter collection bags and gloves will be distributed to volunteers at
the following locations: Atlantic Boulevard at the ocean, Beach Boulevard at the ocean,
and 16th Avenue South in Jacksonville Beach at the ocean. Volunteers will remove lit-
ter and debris along the'shoreline, enhancing the beauty and safety of Jacksonville's
beaches. Participants must be at least 18 or accompanied by an adult, should wear stur-
dy footwear and sun protection, and should bring their own drinking water. The
cleanup will only be cancelled in the event of inclement weather. Advance registration
is NOT required for the event. For more information, call (904) 630-3420 or visit
www.coj.net keyword search beaches cleanup or call the Beaches Sea Turtle Patrol at
(904) 613-6081 or visit www.BSTP.net.
Old Florida Museum
(Saint Augustine, FL) The Old Florida Museum has relocated and for the
summer of 2009 is offering daily hands-on, interactive tours. These daily programs
will last one hour with several start times to choose from. Come experience one of
the most requested attractions in St. Augustine for Florida history. This specialized
guided tour is being offered to the general public for the first time this summer;
group and private tours are available upon request. The tours will run from
Wednesday, July 1 through Sunday, August 23, 2009.
"Timucua Indian Lore" combines pre European, day in the life history with
hands on experiences, Your costumed guide will take you back to the days of old
Florida where you will learn how the natives lived, worked, and played. You will
enjoy creating jewelry, grinding corn, using hunting and building tools, playing a
variety of Indian games, and helping with the finishing touches on a hand made
canoe. At Old Florida Museum this summer you are guaranteed to have a memo-
The Old Florida Museum is located at 259 San Marco Avenue, at the corner of
State Road 16 in St. Augustine, FL. For more information about Old Florida
Museum programs, including prices and tour times, call 904-824-8874 or 904-669-
2238, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also visit their website at
For interviews or photos, contact Tracy Suter, Manager, Tel: 904-824-8874 or
904-669-2238; or e-mail: email@example.com
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Did You Hear About?...
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March 21st thru April 19th
Aries, whenever a friend or relative is in
need, you help out, and you rarely ask for
anything in return. Monday you'll
embark on a more equable system of
sharing favors with a family member
who takes without giving back to you.
It's time to assess your relationship with
this person. You spruce up your resi-
dence by redecorating a room in your
house or condominium on Friday, as
busy Mercury enters Cancer and your
home sector. You might move soon.
April 20th thru NMay 20th
Make sure' you keep a clear head when
you interact with a former associate on
Wednesday, Taurus, as erratic Uranus
turns retrograde in your sector of friend-
ship. Your 'past companion wants to be
back in your life, so think carefully
before agreeing. Sunday lovely Venus,
your ruling planet, enters quicksilver and
versatile Gemini, and you will undergo a
major shakeup in your approach to life.
You'll find you are now open to explor-
ing new ideas, new trends and new activ-
I May 21st thru June 21st
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You delight in giving your brain cells a
good workout, Gemini, and you love to
play games of all kinds, including board
games, puzzles and. jigsaws. Friday
Mercury, your ruler, enters sensitive
Cancer, and your slant on life takes an
emotional' turn. Follow your sixth sense
in the weeks ahead, and pay special
attention to your nighttime dreams,
which will be prophetic. Venus enters
Gemini and your sector of self on
Sunday, and you'll alter your appearance
in some way.
-_ June 22nd thru July 22nd
Cancer, this week your heart leads you
down one road, but your practicality
brings you down another path. Monday
the Moon in Libra in your sector of
home and family squares the Sun in
Cancer, and you'll find yourself caught
in an emotional bind. You are a sensitive
Water Sign, and often entangled in your
own emotions. Friday Mercury enters
Cancer and your sector of self, and you'll
be able to make clear choices in many
areas of your life.
,I' July 23rd thru Aug 22nd
You usually are at ease in most social sit-
uations, Leo, but this week you'll find
yourself scrambling when confronted
with an awkward encounter. Tuesday
you'll run into someone you usually
avoid at all costs in a social setting.
Simply smile at this individual, walk
away from him or her, and let it go at
that. Mercury opposes Pluto in your sec-
tor of health onr Saturday, and you'll have
to deal with a physical ailment that flares
up after lying dormant.
S( 77 VIRGO
/ Aug 23rd thru Sept 22nd
You will tap into your desire to
express your emotions and thoughts
through the arts by singing, paint-
ing, and dancing this week. In fact,
you are going to learn to sing your
own song in short order. Friday
Mercury, your ruler, enters intuitive
and insightful Cancer, and your
inner muse is going to speak to you
loudly and clearly. The emotional
Moon in your sector of home and
family squares erratic Uranus on
Sunday, and family issues will flare
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Sept 23rd thru Oct 22nd
You don't often have enough time to pur-
sue the metaphysical interests you have
come to enjoy, Libra. Monday you'll cul-
tivate your spiritual side by getting up
earlier than usual in order to embrace
your spiritual practices. Sunday Venus,
your ruling planet, enters quicksilver
Gemini, and your tempo will speed up
considerably. Your ability to debate
issues with others will increase substan-
tially, and you'll surprise yourself and
your friends and family by becoming a
whirlwind of energy. Who says you're
. ,( SCORPIO
-' Oct 23rd thru Nov 21st
Scorpio, you'll be confronted with some-
one who is not on your side this week.
This person delights in trying to push
your hot buttons, and you might feel that
you need to retaliate in kind on
Thursday, as the Moon in intense
Scorpio opposes Mars in your sector of
rivals. Devote your energy toward mak-
ing yourself happy and forget all else.
Friday wise Mercury enters insightful
Cancer and your zone of philosophical
thought, and you'll explore religious and
Nov 22nd thru Dec 21st
It's important that you say what you
mean in no uncertain terms in a particu-
larly tricky circumstance in your life this
week, Sagittarius. Unless you are crystal
clear about your intentions when you talk
with a close associate, you will be com-
pletely misunderstood on Wednesday, as
Venus squares hazy Neptune in Aquarius
in your sector of communication.
Saturday Mercury is opposite powerful
Pluto in your sector of what you value,
and you'll have to deal with a matter of
S Dec 22nd thru Jan 19th
Capricorn, you'll deal with an associate
who is firmly opposed to a plan you have
for yourself on Monday. Clever Mercury
in Gemini squares explosive Uranus in
your / communication sector on
Wednesday, and you'll tell your associate
how you really feel about his or her
interference in your life. You have
evolved into a new person and your
needs have changed. Friday the Moon in
your sector of hopes opposes Venus, and
you'll compose a new wish list for your-
-. / Jan 20th thru Feb 18th
I- .... --------
Aquarius, you made a mistake recently,
since you are ofily human! Your embar-
rassment will evaporate on Wednesday,
and you'll realize that your error is not as
bad as you think it is. You'll have the
ability to think clearly about your situa-
tion once that happens. Friday Mercury,
the planet of the mind, enters Cancer and
your sector of health. You often neglect
your physical and dental needs, but now
you'll make your health, fitness and gen-
eral well-being your first priority.
(\ f PISCES
A Feb 19th thru March 20th
Wednesday your life will start to
slow down, as Uranus in Pisces in
your sector of self turns retrograde
for the next several months. You can
certainly use the rest and relaxation
that is coming your way, and the
opportunity to meditate on your life
journey'will help you create better
plans for yourself. Venus enters
Gemini and your sector of home and
family on Sunday, and your domestic
side will kick in. You'll. discover
there's no lace like home!
June 29, 2009 July 5, 2009
All suspects are deemed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law. The
Sheriff's Office reports are a matter of public record. The Star seeks to edu-
cate the community in the hope of 'keeping our community safe. I
Police Officer was
St. in reference to
dispatched to W. 31
an unidentified 911
Upon arrival he met up with Officer D
who had been standing on the outside of
the residence listening, to the distur-
bance take place. Officer D stated that
he heard an adult male (Ronald-suspect)
slap the female (Mary-victim) that was
inside the residence. He stated that he
heard Ronald say, "Now are you going
to tell them crackers I hit you in the
face?" and slapped Mary again. He stat-
ed that he could hear Mary screaming
after she was hit. Officer heard Ronald's
voice from the inside arguing with Mary
then heard someone at the front door, at
that point officer D went to the back
door while the other officer maintained
the front side of the residence. He could
see officer D walking to the back when
he was confronted by Ronald. Officer D
told Ronald to get on the ground and he
did not comply. Officer ran to the back
to assist and the victim, daughter, and
Ronald were attempting to get,both offi-
cers out of the residence. At that point
Ronald ran to the back of the residence
and Mary and daughter continued to
stand in front of the hall entrance to
keep them away from Ronald. Ronald
then came back and attempted to leave
the residence, however they continued
to stand in front of Ronald so that Police
could not apprehend the suspect. They
were all given loud verbal commands to
get out of the way. Ronald was given
loud verbal commands to lie on the
ground. Mary and daughter continued to
push the two officers out of their resi-
dence. Officer deployed a taser at
Ronald but the prongs did not hit him.
Ronald was tazed by officer D. Ronald
still did not comply; he got up and ran to
the back of the house again. He was
again given loud commands to lie on the
ground. Ronald then came back into the
hallway and got down on the ground.
Officer made contact with Mary who
refused to cooperate with the
Investigation. The victim declined to
give any statements about the incident
and only stated that Ronald did not hit
her. The victim stated that the police
were going to put lies on the report any-
way so she was not going to give any of
her information. The victim walked
away as officer attempted to inform her
of the VINE. He was able to get the vic-
tim's information from Ronald. Ronald
stated that he did not hit his wife. He
stated that he was arguing with his son
about another incident. Ronald stated
that if he would have slapped his wife
she would have bruising on her face.
Fire engine 18 responded to the scene
and checked Ronald for any injuries.
Mary signed a signature form for the
Officer was dispatched to a domestic
battery located at Thelma Street. He
had been dispatched to the house earlier
that night because the suspect, Jacky,
refused to unlock the door and let vic-
tim, Gary, inside the house.
The victim, Gary, stated that he was
locked out of the house by his sister,
Jacky. He stated that he tried to knock
on the door several times but Jacky
would not come to the door. He stated
that he continued to knock on the door
until Jacky opened the door. Gary
entered the residence and sat on the
sofa. Jacky threw a cup of bleach on
Gary. The bleach got on Gary's clothes,
face, and in his eyes.
Mr. Gary refused rescue. Officer
observed a bleached shirt and pants on
Gary. His face. appeared blotched and
his ,eyes were red from the bleach that
got on his face and in his eyes.
There were no witnesses.
Officer read Jacky her Miranda rights.
She stated that she became angry with
Gary because he continued to knock on
the door. She stated that she let Gary
inside the house and threw a cup of
bleach on him when he sat on the sofa.
Jacky stated that she was sorry for
throwing the bleach. Jacky and Gary are
brother and sister and reside in the same
house. Ms. Jacky was arrested and
transported to the PDF.
Officer was dispatched to the listed
address in reference to a fight.
Upon arrival he made contact with the
listed victim, Ms. Som, who stated that
her boyfriend, Anthony (suspect), hit
her in the neck.
Ms. Som stated that she went to pick up
the suspect off of Melvin Rd, and when
she showed up, the suspect got ih the
truck and hit her in the face and neck.
Ms. Som stated tha tthe suspect had her
drive him to a friend's house to pick up
The suspect had left, took the keys to
the vehicle, and loaded his belongings
in the victim's truck and then had her
drive him to the listed address.
The suspect had left the scene prior to
police arrival. Officer checked the sus-
pect for warrants and discovered that he
had a warrant out of Pasco County and
placed a bolo over the mdc.
The victim did not have any visible
injuries and no witnesses observed the
The victim was given a state attorney
card and instructed on how to file.
Patrol efforts suspended.
SM i J1W -__-
The Jacksonville Jaguars have signed rookie tight end
Zach Miller to a contract. Miller, 24, was the club's sixth-
S round pick in the 2009 NFL Draft, the 180th pick overall.
9 He is the first of the team's nine draft picks to sign a con-
tract this year.
Miller, 6-4, 245, is only the third tight end drafted by the
Jaguars in the last seven years. A former college quarterback at
/_ Nebraska-Omaha, Miller threw for 4,096 yards and 26 touch-
Sports Editor downs while rushing for 3,122 yards and a school-record 50
touchdowns in four seasons.
A native of Wahoo, Nebraska, he rushed for a team-high 1,061 yards and 18 ,
touchdowns as a senior. As a sophomore in 2006, he set a school single-season" ... .
record with 19 rushing touchdowns.
ALEXANDER JOINS CLUB-The Detroit Lions have agreed to trade for- '
mer Boise State defensive back Gerald Alexander to the Jaguars. The Lions
received wide receiver Dennis Northcutt in return. GERALD ALEXANDER
Alexander, 24, was drafted by the Lions in the second round of the 2007 NFL
Draft. He started all 16 games as a rookie, but suffered a fractured vertebra five games into last season. He returned
to practice with the Lions in the offseason, but Detroit has a logjam in the defensive backfield and a need at wide
Northcutt joined the Jaguars as a free agent in 2007 and in 29 games caught 88 passes for 1,146 yards and six
touchdowns. He also did some work as a return man. He came into the league as a second round pick by Cleveland
out of Arizona in 2000.
Jacksonville signed Torry Holt. The Jaguars also spent three of the team's nine draft picks on receivers: Mike
Thomas, Jarett Dillard and Tiquan Underwood.
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Orlando Magic Chief Operating Officer Alex Martins
and General Manager Otis Smith have been named as two
of the "Most Powerful People in Orlando" by Orlando
Martins ranked No. 11 on the magazine's "50 Most
Powerful People in Orlando" list which is available in .its
July 2009 issue, while Smith ranked No. 24.
.Wrote Orlando Magazine on Martins: "'Say hello-to
Mr. Downtown. The point man for Orlando's NBA fran-
- chise, Martins is a dri ing
force behind the construc-
!OrlandoPo erLis tion of the e ents center.
which is scheduled to open
in the fall of 2010. He's a member of numerous influen-
tial organizations and he is the face of the Magic's com-
munity service work, in particular on projects that help
disadvantaged kids. Plus he has dominion o% er marketing
and ticket sales. As the Magic have gained in stature, so
Wrote Orlando Magazine on Smith: "As the person
who decides on player personnel for the Orlando Magic.
Smith holds the power to put O-town basketball fans in
good moods for years to come. And good moods get peo-
ple fired about the team and bring them to the arena. The
2008-09 rise of the Magic to the level of NBA title con-
tenders gave Orlando national exposure beyond its usual
identity as a tourism town. Having a winning major sports
team boosts civic pride, if only until the beginning of the
Martins moved up 14 spots on the list, as he ranked
No. 25 in 2Q008. It is Smith's first appearance on the list.
Martins was previously honored by the Orlando
Business Journal as one of Central. Florida's Most
Influential Business Men in 2008. while Scott Maxwell of
the Orlando Sentinel ranked him No. 10 on his most
recent "The 25 Most Powerful People in Central Florida"
Jacksonville Players < tre.
Garner Honors '
The Florida Star '0
Suns outfielder Bryan
Petersen was named the Southern "
League Hitter of the Week for June 22-
28. Jacksonville outfielder Mike Stanton has been select-
ed to the United States Roster of the 2009 XM All-Star
Petersen was the quintessential leadoff hitter for the
Suns last week, reaching base 17 times in six games to
help Jacksonville to a 5-2 second-half start. After an 0-
for-5 performance on Monday, June 22, Petersen rattled
off five consecutive multi-hit games, including two three-
hit games. He raised his batting average from .267 to
.288 during the week and also drove in six runs and
scored five times.
Petersen led the league with a .567 on-base percent-
age this past week, setting the table for teammates Lee
Mitchell and Scott Cousins, who combined for 17 RBI on
the week. He also paced the circuit with a .480 average
(12-for-25) and 12 hits.
Petersen, a native of Northridge, CA, was a fourth
round draft pick in 2007 out of UC-Irvine. He is in his
first full season at AA after spending the majority of 2008
between single-A Greensboro and Jupiter. Petersen also
posted a .351 average in 12 games in AA last season, hit-
ting safely in nine of them.
The Futures Game, held in Busch Stadium during the
Major League Baseball All-Star celebration, pits up-and-
coming stars from the United States against prospects
from around the world.
The selection of Stanton makes him the fourth Suns
player and first outfielder over the past six seasons, fol-
lowing Joel Guzman (2004, 2006), 2007 Futures Game
MVP Chin-Lung Hu and 2008 Suns shortstop Ivan De
Jesus, Jr. Stanton is the first player selected from the
Suns as a Florida Marlins affiliate; the prior three were all
infielders with the Los Angeles Dodgers organization.
Stanton has spent most of the 2009 season with the
Jupiter Hammerheads of the Florida State League where
he hit .294 with 12 homeruns and 39 RBIs. Since joining
the Suns in early June, Stanton has a .246 average with. 3
homeruns and 9 RBI. Major League Baseball, in-conjunc-
tion with the Major League Baseball Scouting Bureau,
MLB.com, Baseball America and the 30 Major League
Clubs, selected the 25-man rosters for each club, the U.S.
Team and the World Team. Each Major League organiza-
tion is represented and the World Team features players
from 11 different countries and territories. Players from
all full-season Minor Leagues were eligible to participate.
The XM All-Star Futures Game will begin at 2:00 pm
(ETD) and can be viewed live on ESPN2, ESPN2 HD,
and MLB.TV on July 12, 2009.
I Support Tennis: MaliVai Washington Kids Foundation
By Tori Townsend
Special to THE FLORIDA STAR
Foundation (MWKF) pro-
motes, academic achieve-
ment and positive life
skills to Jacksonville
youth through the game of
g tennis. By correlating suc-e
.t cess on the court with suc-
c cess in life, the organiza-
tion helps foster leader-
ship, sportsmanship, self-
esteem, confidence, disci-
pline, accountability and the value of hard work, teamwork
and individual effort.
Founded in 1994 by former Wimbledon finalist MaliVai
Washington, the foundation programs have touched the lives
of more than 14,000 Jacksonville youths. Strategically
placed in the 32209 zip code of Jacksonville where there are
high teen pregnancy, high school dropout and murder rates,
the MWKF has found a way to combat a trend that seems
unchangeable, simply by using the game of tennis.
"The USTA and USTA Florida have supported this proj-
ect tremendously and if it weren't for them, we wouldn't be
sitting here helping thousands of children," Washington
said. "I can't say enough for the job that the USTA and
USTA Florida does in giving back to the community; so
much of the funds that are raised are given right back and we
are one of those organizations that these funds are support-
Washington encourages everyone to continue to be part
of the USTA and USTA Florida because look where the
,being spent -
- -literally say-
J. 'ing lives and
kids over the
years stay on
p the right
The foundation also does a number of charity projects in
the community and gives city youth an opportunity to
believe in themselves.
Ashley Strickland, MWKF special events and commu-
nity outreach coordinator, got involved with the organiza-
tion in seventh grade at age 12. Now, at 23, she has a degree
in hand from the University of North Florida and gives back
on a daily basis to the organization that has given her so
I didn't know tennis would have gotten me to where I
am today," she said. "It was the best thing to graduate. My
mom was so happy."
As a former student in the program, Strickland serves as
a role model to the hundreds of kids who walk into the 9,300
sq. foot building -- complete with eight tennis courts, three
QuickStart Tennis courts, a computer room, classrooms,
community room, teen room and basketball court each and
"The work we do is paying off and not only do I serve
as an example, but there are a lot of other young kids that
have gone through the program that have become success-
ful," she said. "That says something to people who don't
know about us and say 'what we are doing over here is
working.' It is more than just tennis."
Sixteen year-old Keanna Bell has been going to the
MWKF facility since she was three years old., Now, as a,
sophomore, she serves as a mentor to others through the
Take Stock in Children program and plans to attend college,
majoring in business or psychology.
In 2003, she received the George M. Soper Memorial
Trophy and Player of the Year Award, which is presented to
a student who has the best "all-around achievements" for the
year -- on the court, in the classroom and in the community.
"When I came into the program, not going to college
was not an option," said Bell, who also received the
President's Award and multiple scholarships towards col-
When asked how she would feel if the MWKF commu-
nity program was gone, a momentary pause was followed
by an honest answer.
"I don't even know what I would do. To me, it is like my
second home here. When things aren't going good at home,
you always have another family to come to," she said. "That
would be like moving half of my life because I am always
here throughout the week. I come here every day, on the
weekends and get to travel with my friends. I have traveled
to more places with the MWKF than I have with my own
18, had a similar
"I really could- -
n't say where my -
life would be
school, most teens P
don't really have r
anything to do and
they are just look- w .
ing for trouble,"
said Brooks, who.
came to the MWKF
in fourth grade.
"All the staff really help us with our school work and mak-
ing sure we are doing the right thing so we can be success-
ful in life."
Like Bell, Brooks has received multiple scholarships
through the foundation, which come in.part from USTA and
USTA Florida grants generated by membership dollars.
With support from the MWKF, its staff, friends and other
community associations, Brooks sees a life of possibility
and service to others rather than disappointment.
"It is good to give back because you never know that
you could be in that same position," he said.
The foundation has also taken him one step closer
towards accomplishing his
dream of owning a restau-
rant in the future.
"I 'would cook soul
food," he said
In an effort to raise
awareness, USTA Florida
has launched the campaign
"I Support Tennis," with a
goal to share stories that
demonstrate occasions ,
where membership dollars -
have directly impacted the- -
lives of people in commu-
nities. As you can see, the
MVWK is a true example
of a Community Tennis
Association that is making
a difference by using ten-
nis as a vehicle to motivate
kids to live a better life.
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District's Executive Director for approval.
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days before the date needed.
Invitation to Negotiate
The First Coast Workforce Development, Inc. (DBA WorkSource),
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the Pasport Program for Duval County for services to be per-
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E4AILU Research in Physics Hopes to
Uncover New Energv
According to science researchers at Florida A&M University
(FAMU) Center for Plasma Science and Technology (CePaST)
in Innovation Park, our national security is in jeopardy unless
we develop new energy sources. The planet is at risk of C02
suffocation unless we discover clean energy alternatives,
which is the focus of a new research project at FAMU.
"Fusion from nuclear collisions is now recognized as one of the
best overall long term options," according to FAMU Physics
Professor Joseph Johnson, Ph.D. "FAMU is now funded at $1
million to design and begin a vigorous pursuit of a fusion facil-
According to Johnson, this "Congressional Direction" comes
from the U. S. Department of Energy through Congress.
Congressman Kendrick Meek was instrumental in this acquisi-
tion for FAMU's research enterprise. FAMU anticipates addi-
tional funding of $5 million the second year (2010), and $5 mil-
lion the third year (2011).
With the FAMU Spheromak Turbulent Plasma Experiment
- (STPX), FAMU faculty and students are now positioned to lead
with innovations into a 22nd century of worry free electricity. A
spheromak uses magnets to squeeze plasma and produce
fusion much like the more expensive and government utilized
tokamaks. Fusion leaves no carbon footprints behind and is a
pollution-free source of energy.
New scientific discoveries need to be made so that fusion
power plants can be built on a manageable scale. The three-
year STPX project is a first step on this path, which will imme-
diately focus the nation's, and the world's attention on FAMU,
Tallahassee, and Florida as important new global players.
FAMU will collaborate with West Virginia University and
Auburn University. This research will provide new career and
research opportunities for students, along with models for the
development of expanded job opportunities throughout the
Defining Cardiac Arrest Michael Jackson
The Difference Between Cardiac Arrest and Heart Attack
Cardiac Arrest Facts
The American Heart Association urges the public to be prepared for c.irdiac
Know the warning signs of cardiac-arrest. During cardiac arrest a ic-
tim loses consciousness, stops normal breathing and loses pulse and blood
pressure. They may suddenlycollapse.
Call 9-1-1 immediately to access the emergency medical system i -, ou
see any cardiac arrest warning signs.
Give cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) to help keep the Mcrdi3c
arrest victim alive until emergency help arrives.
If you don't know CPR or haven't been trained, call 9-1-1 and push
hard and fast on the center of the chest until help arrives.
What is cardiac arrest?
Cardiac arrest is the sudden, abrupt loss of heart function. It's not the .same
as a heart attack. Sudden cardiac arrest occurs when electrical impul es in
the heart become rapid or chaotic, which causes the heart to sudden]', stop
beating. A heart attack occurs when the blood supply to part of the hejrt
muscle is blocked. A heart attack may cause cardiac arrest.
Sudden death (also called sudden cardiac death) occurs within minutes after
What causes cardiac arrest?
The most common reason for patients to die suddenly from cardiac arrest is
Other factors besides heart disease and heart attack can cause cardiac arrest
They include respiratory arrest, electrocution, drowning, choking and trau-
Cardiac arrest can also occur without any known cause.
Can cardiac arrest be reversed?
Brain death and permanent death start tQ occur in just 4 to 6 minutes after
Cardiac arrest can be reversed if it's treated within a few minutes with an
electric shock to the heart to restore a normal heartbeat. This process is
A victim's chances of survival are reduced by 7 to 10 percent with c. er,
minute that passes without CPR and defibrillation. Few attempts at resusci-
tation succeed after 10 minutes.
How many people survive cardiac arrest?
Each year, EMS treats nearly 300,000 people who suffer cardiac arrest oui-
side the hospital. More than 92 percent of cardiac arrest victims don't -u.r-
vive to be discharged from the hospital. In cities where defibrillation is pro-
vided within 5 to 7 minutes, the survival rate is as high as 30-45 percent
What can be done to increase the survival rate?
Rep Carroll and other dignitaries attend grand
opening event at University of Phoenix
Photo Cutline. pictured rrom left to right) Dan Macferran, director of ops and
student services; Jodie Ploessl, senior-regional vice president for the south-
east; Michael Hearon, North Florida campus director; Representative Jennifer
Carroll; Rosalyn Phillips, city of Jacksonville representative; Lynn Mulherin,
SVP of the Southeast Region with oversight of Florida, Georgia, North
Carolina, South Carolina, and Puerto Rico; and Shaila Luciano-Wong, direc-
tor of enrollment.
University of Phoenix North Florida hosted a grand opening cele-
bration event at its East Jacksonville Learning Center earlier this
month. More than 80 attendees were present, including several
state legislators, representatives from the Mayor's office, and many
leaders from both the education and business communities. During
the event, University of Phoenix recognized Senator Stephen R.
Wise with an Educational Partnership Award, and received a
proclamation from Mayor Payton's office announcing June 11th as
Education for Working Students Day in the City of Jacksonville.
One of the highlights of the evening was the key remarks given by
Representative Jennifer Carroll. Besides being a well respected
state legislator, Rep. Carroll was the first African-American female
Republican elected to the Florida legislature. She was also appoint-
ed by President George W. Bush to both The White House
Presidential Scholars Commission and the Veterans Disability
Benefits Commission. She previously served as the Executive
Director of the Florida Department of Veterans Affairs, and to top it
all off, she is a current online instructor for University of Phoenix.
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