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There was so much love
McNair who always
showed to be a hard work-
ing, caring person, on and
Soffofthe field. He was an
outstanding NFL quarter-
Mechelle and Steve had
Retired NFL Quarterback Steve 'Air' McNlair, 36, his beelad S ea Sahel Kazemi, 20
wife, Mechelle, and one of their four sons. been married for 12 years
and were college sweet-
hearts. She was a nurse and took care of him and their four son. No one considered them having
a problem personal relationship and was therefore shocked when it was reported that he had been
found shot four times while in an condominium apartment and that there was a female also dead
in the apartment. The shock was even greater when it was learned that he was shot while sleep-
ing on a sofa by a female that those who knew her, thought of-him as the person she would soon
Woman Continued A-7
Judy Wilson, 39
Judy Wilson was last
seen on May 10, 2009 at
Shannon Ridge Apts.,
5141 Shenandoah Ave.,
Jacksonville, FL 32254.
Judy's family said this is
so unlike her. She is 39
years of age, is 5'6", 140-
150 pounds. Her hair is
black, she has brown eyes
and has a tattoo on the
side of neck, saying
"Mattie" and on her right
thigh, saying "Pause."
Judy also has a scar on
The family is begging for
help. Please call the
Office at (904) 630-0500
with any confidential
Mayor to Present
John Peyton will present
his proposed 2009-2010
budget to the City
Council Monday, July 13
at 10 a.m. at the City
Hall, Ist Floor. He is
inviting all members of
the public to attend.
Fight Off Criminal
Sheriff Rutherford says
he has several programs
for those who have been
arrested in Jacksonville to
get help while they are
locked up. But, with the
way private citizens have
learned to protect them-
selves, the city may see
even a larger decrease in
On Wednesday about
4:30 a.ni., William West
received a call from a
neighbor advising that
someone was entering his
home through a window.
West was so frighten, he
did not even put on his
glasses before reaching
for his 12-gauge shotgun
and shooting at the object
that he could barely see.
His shooting stopped
Gerald Wright, 25, who
was standing in his living
room, carrying a silver
handgun. Wright was
able to climb back out of
the window, leaving
behind a bloody trail. He
was found and arrested
armed with a dangerous
weapon. He is not eligi-
ble for bond and is wait-
ing for a hearing on July
This is the third citizen
self protection action
within the past two
Senator Burris Won't
Run for U.S. Senator
B U.S. Senator Roland Burris, who was
appointed to replace President Obama to
represent the people of Illinois by the for-
mer tainted governor of Illinois, said he
does not have the financial support to run
in the 2010 race to continue representing
the people. He said that if you don't have money, you
don't have the option to be in a race.
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McDonald's 365 Black:
Recognize Global Icons
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This year's annual McDonald's 365 Black
Awards honored five substantial luminaries in
the African American community.
Taking place in the heart of New Orleans'
Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, the cere-
mony drove the likes of local leaders such as
the city's mayor Ray Nagin to help honor NBA
All-Star player Alonzo Mourning, CNN anchor
Soledad O'Brien, Black Enterprise magazine
founder Earl G. Graves, Sr., South Carolina
Congressman James E. Clyburn, and
McDonald's Owner and Operator Frank E.
Graves Dug Up for Plot Resale
Cemetery in Illinois, about
i as o 20 miles southwest of
W Chicago is a special place
that was once owned by
Ebony Publisher John
Johnson and is the resting
Officers working to determine place of Emmett Till, who
if plots were really resold. was lynched in 1955 at the
age of 14 in Mississippi
because it was said that he whistled at a white woman. It
is also the final resting place of singers Dinah
Washington, Willie Dixon, and Otis Spann as well as
former world heavy- Graves Continued A-7
OJ Simpson Seeks Bail
O.J. Simpson is promising to not disap-
pear or endanger the community if the
courts allow him to be free during his
appeal for an armed heist.
A Nevada Supreme Court plans an oral
argument before a panel of three on
August 3 regarding his request.
Simpson, 61, is serving nine to 33 years for kidnapping
and assault with a deadly weapon.
Safety High Tech System
Way for Citizens to Report Instances of Police Misconduct and
Help Public Safety Officials Move Beyond Ineffective Policies
An innovative national program to help fight
crime in American cities and towns will be
unveiled Monday, July 13th at the NAACP
Centennial Convention in New York City.
The initiative includes a bold new online effort,
the NAACP Rapid Response System (RRS), a
quick, effective way for citizens to report
instances of police misconduct, and to help pub-
lic safety officials move beyond the "tough on
crime" policies that have lost their effectiveness. NAACP President and
The Rapid Response System became available CEO Benjamin Jealous
starting July 6, through the, NAACP website
(www.naacp.org). The user-friendly online RRS form will allow resi-
dents to send instant texts, emails, or video
NAACP See A-7
Watts United Credit Union Closed,
Racial Disparity in 401k Savings
A new study released Tuesday by business consultant Hewitt
Associates and a nonprofit foundation in Chicago, revealed
that Black and Hispanic workers save significantly less for
retirement and tap into their accounts more often than white
and Asian employees. Blacks and Hispanics contribute less to.
their accounts and have lower account balances at all pay lev-
Since 401 (k) plans are the primary retirement savings tool and
there is such a disparity, such explains why minorities are like-
ly to retire with less financial security.
Looking at this study, may explain why The California
Department of Financial Institutions announced Thursday the
closure and liquidation of Watts Watts Continued A-7
Hearings in Session Regarding
Garage Collapse in Jacksonville
In hearings before the Department of Labor
regarding the Berman II garage collapse, testi-i
monies are being heard, even by the uncle of
William Edwards III, single father of three who
was crushed to death after the concrete was
poured and the building collapsed. Ais uncle,
James Ferrell said while working for Southern
William Pan, a subcontrac-
Edwards III tor-for the garage, Hearings Continued A-7
Project New Ground
Jacksonville will hold three neighborhood fairs as part
of Project New Ground's community outreach. The fairs
will highlight the Project's ongoing efforts to make the
communities in Jacksonville's ash-sites areas safer for its
Check the ads in The Florida Star for meetings, July 11,
July 18 and August 1, 2009.
Hurricane Preparedness Summit
Senator Tony Hill along with local and state agen-
cies will host a Hurricane Preparedness Summit at the
FCCJ North North Campus Auditorium, 4501 Capper
Road on July 18, 2009 from 9am to 1pm.
Don't wait for a hit, be prepared. We have experi-
enced flooding and other damages from rain and
winds. Learn how to handle a devastating storm.
Over 31.1M Watched MJ's
Memorial on US Televisions;
Pelosi Say No Resolution
About 31.1 million viewers in the U.S. watched the
Michael Jackson memorial and million more on their
computers, according to the Nielsen Media Research.
They expect much higher numbers outside of the U.S.
Although Texas Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee
introduced a resolution to honor him, House Speaker
Nancy Pelosi closed that door saying such could raise
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MT. MORIAH BAPTIST CHURCH, 1953 West 9th
St., Jacksonville, FL. Dr. Percy Jackson, Sr., Pastor
presents and Evening of Gospel Music Sunday, July 12,
2009 at 7:00 p.m. 'Open Door. For more information,
call (904) 713-9183.
CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY OF GOOD SHEP-
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,
August 16, at 6 p.m., Craig Hall/Good Shepherd,
Faur6: La Bonne Chanson, song cycle for soprano &
piano quintet. Church of the Good Shepherd is located
at 1100 Stockton Street at Park, Riverside, Jacksonville,
FL 32204. For more information, please call 904-387-
5691. The Rev. Douglas G. Hodsdon, Rector, Shannon
Gallier, MM, Organist-choirmaster,
HOLYGHOST OVERCOMING POWER EVAN-
GELISTIC PENTECOSTAL TEMPLE will be in
their 12th Annual Conference July the 13th through the
19th. Services will convene 7:30 nightly and will be
held at 5729 Vernon Rd. in Jacksonville. Dr. B.J.
Hamilton and Apostle Hamilton are the Pastors. For fur-
ther .information, contact Dr. Hamilton at (904) 477-
3952 or (904) 652-8198.
CHURCH OF THE GOOD SHEPHERD SUMMER
CHOIR CAMP FOR YOUNG SINGERS -free and
open to all children 5-12 interested in singing! Children
will learn basic musicianship, music theory, proper
vocal technique, and the duties and privileges that go
along with being a chorister. Likewise, children learn
about the church and its traditions. Good Shepherd is
pleased to offer this ministry free-of-charge and encour-
ages all interested children to come join us in a week of
fun and music-making, with snacks and lunches provid-
ed. Aside from singing, children will be able to engage
in activities like swimming (Good Shepherd has a pool,
after all!), group games, a pipe-organ encounter, and
even a church scavenger hunt! Any child who wishes to
,do so may join us in church the Sunday following the
camp to show what they have learned in the context of
one of our beautiful worship services! Parents of inter-
ested children should contact Shannon Gallier,
Organist-Choirmaster, at 904-387-5691 or sgalli-
email@example.com. aily Schedule 9:00 am-
12:00 pm; Singing, games; snacks and more
singing!;12:00 pm-12:45 pm; Lunch provided by
Good Shepherd; 12:45 pm-1:30pm; Non-Musical
educational time; 1:30pm-2:30pm; Swimming and
other fun activities
RESURRECTION CHRISTIAN LIFE CENTER
with Jonathan and Stephanie Bryant as Pastors, located
at 2141 Loch Rane Blvd. in Park Plaza near the inter-
section of Blanding Blvd. and Kingsley Ave is announc-
ing "Operation Blessing 2009"! The purpose that God
has given ResurrectionChristianLifeCenter is to make a
positive impact in their community. "Operation
Blessing" will allow.them to turn their COMPASSION
into ACTION! On Saturday, July 11th beginning at 9:00
a.m. to 3:00 p.m. they will be GIVING away gently
used clothes, non-perishable food items, and school
supplies. There will also be free glucose and blood pres-
sure checks and free car washes... Men, if you need a
hair cut barbers will also be
need your split ends clipped
we'll have a professional
hair stylist there too... and
YES, it's all FREE!
Operation Blessing will be
held in the parking lot of K-
Mart in Orange Park,
Florida. For more informa-
tion, contact the church
directly at 904-644-7499 or
Listings are due the
Tuesday before the next
issue. Email submissions
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Celebrate a Cleaner Jacksonville
At Your Neighborhood Fair
We are bringing useful information from various city organizations to your neighborhood. Join your city
council representative and take part in the family fun.
Join us for this
* Florida KidCare
* Wal-Mart Vision Center
* Duval County Heallh Department
* Real Sense Prosperity Campaign
Join your City Council representatives:
Reginald Brown Warren A. Jones
Lonnie C. Miller Forest Street Neighborhood Fair
Neighborhood Fair Saturday, July 18
Saturday, July 11 10 a.m. -1 p.m.
10 a.m. 1 p.m. King Solomon United Baptist Church
Bob Hayes Sports Complex 2240 Forest Street
5054 Soutel Drive Jacksonville, FL 32204
Jacksonville, FL 32208
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* Hot Dogs
* Face Painting
* Inflatable Games
PRO J E C T
A City of Jacksonville Cooperative Effort
630-CITY I www.ProjectNewGround.org
on site and women if you
ALSTON, Earl A., died
July 4, 2009.
BOWENS, Ella died
July 2, 2009
D.; 58, died July 2, 2009.
died July 4, 2009.
CHESTIN, Artry died
July 6, 2009.
Shedrick, 41, died July
died July 4, 2009.
FAIRLY, Lee, 70,
died July 2, 2009.
GILMORE, Milton, 64,
died July 2, 2009.
JAMES, Julia Ann, died
July 4, 2009.
died July 4, 2009.
JONES, Frances died
July 4, 2009.
KEMPF, Karl died July
KIBBLE, Carol Ann
died July 2, 2009.
NAPLER, Ruth Lee, 73,
died July 6, 2009.
SCOTT, Rudolph M.,
died July 5, 2009.
SMITH, Evelyn died
July 3, 2009.
THOMAS, M. Jessie
died July 4, 2009.
TURNER, Mrs. Lucy
Bell died July 5, 2009.
died July 3, 2009.
WAY, Felicia H., died
July 6, 2009.
WHITE, Barbara J., 73,
died July 3, 2009.
Edward, died July 3,
YOUNG, Isaac died
July 5, 2009.
The Church Directory
"Come and Worship With Us"
New Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church
1824 Prospect Street Jacksonville, FL 32208
Sunday School ..................... ............. 9:30 a.m .
Sunday Morning '
Intercessory Prayer.....................10:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ..................11:00 a.m. ,
Youth Church ." "
2nd & 3rd Sundays (Old Sanctuary) .
Tuesday Pastoral Bible Study ................ 7:00 p.m. .. 1
Pastor, Eric Lee
Rev. Joe Calhoun, Pastor Emeritus
(904) 764-5727 Church ""'
Historic Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church
W 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. . . . . .... . 6:30 p.m.
2nd & 4th Thursday "Young at Heart Ministry ........... 10:00 a.m.
Joy Explosion Ministry .................. ..... 6:30 p.m.
201 East Beaver St. (904) 355-9475
Rev. F.D. Richardson Jr., Pastor
GREATER EL-BETHEL DIVINE HOLINESS CHURCH
"The Church Where Everybody Is Sqmebody"
Bishop Lorenzo Hall., Pastor
Street Address: 723 W. 4th St. Jacksonville, Florida 32209
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 3575, Jacksonville, Florida, 32206
Church Telephone: (904) 359-0661 Home: (904) 358-8932 Cell: 710-1586
Sunday School......... .............................. ............................. 9:30 a.m .
M morning W orship....................................... .................................. 11:00 a.m .
Tuesday............................................ Prayer Meeting & Bible Study,7:00 p.m.
Thursday.............................................. ....................... Joy N ight,7:00 p.m .
PENTECOSTAL CHURCH of GOD
"Jesus Loves Sinners Church Folk Don 't
Elder Joseph Rice
Sunday School --------- -----------------10:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship -- ---------------12:00 Noon & 7:00 p.m.
Bible Study -- ----------Tuesday & Friday------ 7:00 p.m.
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Living It Up In Historic Richmond
Enjoy Yourself, It's Later Than You Think
Members of the Jacksonville MOLES with their
spouses and a set of future members arrived in Richmond
for fun, fellowship and a little business at the 59th Annual
Conclave of The MOLES June 18-21, 2008. Making her
first national appearance as National Financial Secretary
of The MOLES was Jacksonville MOLES co-organizer
and Florida Star Socially Speaking Columnist Betty
Asque Davis. Mrs. Madeline Scales-Taylor, president
of The Jacksonville MOLES again made presentations as
the National Courtesy Chairperson. Dr. Carolyn Rudd of
the Washington, DC MOLES was elected National
President during the 59th Conclave.
The 59th Annual Conclave, "Living It Up In Historic
Richmond" hosted by the Richmond MOLES was mar-
velously splendid! The Thursday and Friday daytime and
early evening activities at the Richmond Marriott Hotel
located in downtown Richmond included: A Wine Sip,
the Richmond Heritage Tour, The Lady Sings Welcome
Reception, Golfing and Shopping. The Board Member
Luncheon hosted by The Chicago MOLES was fabulous
with music of Chicago performed by local artists of
Richmond. The 16 year old African American violinist's
performance of classical and show tunes was OUT-
STANDING!! In fact all of the local musicians at each
event was beyond brilliant!!!
On Friday evening we enjoyed the Discover the
Magic of The MOLES Dinner Dance and discovered the
tastiness of Moletinis (the drink of the evening). Would
you believe that the magician was from Florida?
Saturday afternoon following the morning business
meeting for The MOLES, we rushed to the Classy, Sassy,
Jazzy Luncheon where TheMOLES presented a very sig-
nificant donation to the Oliver Hill Foundation (The late
Oliver W. Hill was appointed by President Truman to a
committee to study racism in the United States.' The
Committee which was known as President Truman's
Committee on Equal Employment Opportunity, made
numerous recommendations including establishment of
the Civil Rights Commission). The Mules were off site
for another luncheon activity. Following a little late after-
noon rest we were off to the Champagne Reception and
the Black Tie "Monte Carlo on the James Dinner
At the "Easy Like Sunday Morning" Farewell Brunch
we bid fond farewells to all of our friends until next year.
Enjoying the 59th MOLES Conclave were:
Mesdames Dr. Barbara Darby (John); Columnist
Betty Asque Davis (J. Carl, Sr.); Dr. Lois Davis Gibson
(Ernest); Jacquelyne Holmes (Dr. Wendell); Gail Cole
Mathis (Edgar L., Sr.); Patricia Hill Mitchell (Dr.
Orrin); Hilda Myers (Lou); Ruby Newman (T.C.);
Madeline Scales-Taylor-local chapter president
(Howard); Michelle Davis Singleton (Mark and daugh-
ters Maria and Moira); Sylvia Singleton (Warner);
and Jacqueline Williams (Hastings)
Enjoy Yourself; It's Later Than You Think!
When Moles and Mules are together they do just that!!!!
P.S. We spent time before leaving Richmond having
lunch with our dear childhood friend Mrs. Serena
Joyner Hunter and hubby Dr. Samuel Hunter. We also
enjoyed telephone chats with Mrs. Jacqueline Small
Thomas and Mrs. Verdell Vanderhorst Bradley.
The ,huI Ionilc .1oles at the 59Qth MOLES Conclare in Ril'hmondn. 17 irgiia
The Holinese, The Ifilliamses, The .Ilyerses and
The Ilarner Singleions. Photo by Dr. Barbara Darby
Columnist Beta .Asqne Davis, National Financial
Secretary. The MOLES with Alesdames Marr Polk,
hniinediate Past national l President. The MOLES and
Dr. Carolyn Rudd., national President The MOLES
|The Darbys. Photo courtesy
of Dr. Barbara Darby.
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The ,\ewnlan,. Photo by Di. Barbara Darby: Singleton. Photo by Dr. Barbara Darby The Mathises. Photo by Dr. Barbara Darby
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Cool Summer Entertaining
Chef Cynthia is a graduate
of the University of Houston.
She is the owner of Bennie
Ferrell Catering, a million
dollar catering company
started by her father, Bennie
Ferrell in 1959.
Summer is here and
what a great season to cel-
ebrate with friends. Parties
whether they are simple or
sensational, big or tiny,
tend to throw the novice
host or hostess into pre-
party jitters. Organization
is the key to a successful
party be it elaborate or sim-
ple. Here are some tips to
help ease the jitters when
throwing a summer party.
Keep the menu simple
and cool. Plan your menu
around foods which may
be prepared in advance.
Cold foods such as chicken
salad, pasta salad, cheese
and fruit, and smoked
salmon are great choices
for a simple make ahead
Keep the bar simple.
Every great party must
have a memorable bever-
age. Plan to serve one or
two very good signature
beverages like Mojitos,
Margaritas, Pina Colada or
your favorite Martini and
an Non alcoholic drink.
Have plenty of ice on hand.
A good rule of thumb for
ice in the summer is 2 lbs
per person. Place some
mixed nuts, pistachios or
chips near the bar.
Keep your guest list
small. A group of 20 peo-
ple or less is very manage-
able.. Hire someone to
arrive two hours before the
guest to help set up serve
and clean up. This will
allow you to enjoy your
party and mingle with
guests. If you are mailing
invitations or sending by
email, remember to ask
guests to RSVP. Having an
accurate guest list will help
with planning and budget-
ing especially if you are
using a caterer.
Pick out something cool
to wear, and play your
favorite music and you are
set. Have the coolest party
of the summer season.
Flavored Fruit Waters
3 qts Spring Water
1 cup Sugar
1- 2 inch flower shaped
Leave the Cantaloupe
whole and Peel with a
knife. Slice into V2 inch
thick by 3 inch squares.
Cut as many pieces as you
can without reaching the
seeds. Press the 2inch
cookie cutter into the fruit
to make a flower. Set the
flowers aside to use as gar-
nish. Cut open the remain-
ing cantaloupe to remove
the seeds. Place the left
over pieces seeds removed
into the water. Cover and
Strain the cantaloupe from
the water. Serve the Fruit
Water over ice and Garnish
with a Cantaloupe Flower.
Lump Crabmeat Salad
2 Pints Lump Crab Meat
Cup Chopped Green
Cup Chopped Sweet Red
V Cup Chopped Celery
SCup Chopped Parsley
1 tablespoon Old Bay
Juice of 1 lemon
/2 Cup Mayonnaise
Drain Crab meat in colan-
der. Set aside. In a large
bowl, mix together green
onions, red peppers, celery
parsley and lemon juice.
Stir in mayonnaise
Gently toss in crab meat.
Refrigerate until ready to
Serve with crackers or thin-
ly sliced French Baguettes
Makes 2 quarts. Serves 20
people for horsdoeuvres.
3 lbs Jumbo Shrimp
(Peeled and De-veined
with tail on)
V2 lbs Snopeas
cup Triple Sec or Gran
%4 cup Lime juice
V2 cup Seasoning Salt
/2 cup Brown Sugar
1 Tbl. Cracked Black
1 cup Salad Oil
Cook peeled and deveined
shrimp in water until done.
(Do not overcook)
Remove shrimp from water
and set aside.
Whisk together in a medi-
um bowl all marinade
ingredients except the salad
oil. Then slowly add the
oil in a steady stream
whisking as you go. Add
Cooled shrimp to mixture
and let marinade 2 hours.
Drain off marinade and
wrap each shrimp with a
snopea and secure with a 6
inch bamboo skewer.
Serve as an appetizer in a
martini glass or on a tray
garnished with lime slices.
Luscious Petite Fruit
1 14 oz can Condensed
3 Egg Yolks
Cup Fresh Key Lime
1 box Pillsbury Pie Crust
(2 crusts per box)
8 oz Whipped topping
Oranges and Kiwi
Open pie crust and cut with
a 2 inch round cookie cut-
ter. Spray the inverted side
of muffin pan with veg-
etable spay. Place cut
dough on inverted side of 2
inch muffin pan. Bake in
375 degree oven until
browned about 20 minutes.
Remove baked tarts from
oven and fill with lemon
filling. Bake in oven at 350
degrees for 10 min
Allow to cool. PIl
spoonful of whipped
ping on each tart their
nish with strawbe
kiwi, and man
Makes about 15
Chicken Pecan Sala
5- 8oz boneless sk
1 cup chopped celery
1 cup chopped Red Pe
1 cup pecan pieces
2 cup mayonnaise
Cook the chicken bre
top of the stove in a
um size sauce pan
water, 2 celery ribs,
small onion sliced.
Set aside to cool. D
the celery and onion.
Remove the cooked'
en breast and chop
approximately 1 inch
Toss all ingredients ti
er. Refrigerate until
Serve with Thinly sliced
French Baguettes or Table
idarin Fruited Baked Brie
1 Whole Brie (about 1 lb)
1 sheet Pepperidge Farm
Fruit puff pastry thawed
1 Brie about 1 lb. in size
1 egg yolk mixed with
id 1 tsp. water
inless Set out frozen puff pastry
about 20 to 30 minutes
before ready to use.
Allow Pastry dough to
thaw completely. Roll
dough thin. Place whole
ast on brie in center of dough.
medi- Pull edges up and around
with brie. Leave top open. Mix
and 1 egg yolk with 1 teaspoon
water and brush over the
iscord dough. This will give a
nice glaze once baked.
chick- Bake in a 400 degree oven
? into for 15 minutes or until pas-
cubes try is brown.
ogeth- Top the center with your
ready favorite Marmalade, jam or
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NAACP Continued from A-1
reports of police abuse to the association via cell phone.
Benjamin Jealous, President and CEO of the NAACP, said the initiative is part of
a wider Criminal Justice strategy called "Smart and Safe," that the NAACP will be
launching during its Centennial Year.
"Nationwide, more than 26,000 citizen complaints of police officer use of force
were filed with state and local law enforcement agencies in 2002. However, because
many incidents are not reported, this number does not capture the full magnitude of
the problem," Jealous said.
"Research has shown that there are many barriers to reporting incidents of police
misconduct, including intimidation at police departments and a lack of trust in the
integrity of the system, among other reasons. This breakdown leads to an absence of
public safety and a deterioration of the quality of life in many communities of color.
But public safety is a civil and a human right; and so we want a more accurate count
of these incidents," Jealous said.
"We know that most of police officers around the nation are excellent public ser-
vants. But the few who violate people's rights are often not held accountable. We
hope to improve the relationship' between our community and law enforcement offi-
cers -- which is the best way to create the trust needed for police to effectively solve
crimes," Jealous said.
The Rapid Response System will be demonstrated for attendees at the NAACP
Centennial Convention July 11-16th at the New York Hilton. More information on
the full Convention schedule is available at www.naacp.org.
Founded in 1909, the NAACP is the nation's oldest and largest civil rights organi-
zation. Its members in the U.S. around the world advocate for civil and human rights,
conducting voter-mobilization campaigns, and monitoring equal opportunity in the
public and private sectors.
GRAVE Continued from A-1
weigh boxing champion Ezzard Charles, Harlem Globetrotter Inman Jackson and
several Negro League baseball players.
At one time, according to the president of a funeral home in the area, Burr Oak was
the only cemetery in the area where African Americans could be buried.
The cemetery is now owned by a subsidiary of a Tucson, Arizona-based funeral
home and cemetery development since 2001 with a president whose address is in
To the shock of many, a groundskeeper became suspicious when he discovered
skeletal remains in the part of the cemetery that was not supposed to be used. The
city police were contacted and around the same time, the owner of the corporation
reported financial wrongdoing.
According to the findings, as many as 100 or more bodies were dug up and dumped
in mass graves at the back of the 150-acre property in a scheme to resell plots to
unsuspecting customers. It appears, according to the reports, that orange flags mark-
ing grave sites for the possibly disturbed grave sites were throughout the cemetery.
It appears that none of the notables were disturbed but those plots that were not vis-
ited often by relatives appeared to be the ones resold.
The suspects, all black, were Carolyn Towns, 49, Keith Nicks, 45, Terrence Nicks,
39, and Maurice Dailey, 61. Bond was set at $250,000 for Towns and $200,000 for
the others. It is reported,that Towns also kept donations she elicited to an Emmett
Till memorial museum. She was fired in May. Each suspect has been charged with
one count of dismembering a human body, a felony.
WOMAN Continued from A-1
Sahel's ex-boyfriend, Keith Norfleet said that he and Sahel started dating when she
was 16. She discontinued attending Orange Park High School and they moved to
Nashville together. They stopped dating after she met McNair about five or six
months ago. Because he was a rapper, it was thought that one of his songs, "Closed
Casket," was written with Sahel and McNair in mind but his sister said the song was
written because of her unfaithful husband.
Sahel had told her brother that McNair and his wife were getting a divorce, selling
their house and that the two of them were going to live together. Her friends and rel-
atives also thought that he purchased the Cadillac for her but it appears that he co-
signed for her and that is why the vehicle was in both their names. She was respon-
sible for the payments on both cars as well as her apartment.
A video showed Sahel when she was stopped for a DUI a couple of days before her
death and was arrested, McNair left the scene before her arrest but later paid for her
On Thursday, two days before the murder-suicide, Kazema purchased the gun she
used to take their lives. Her friends said that she was distraught because of the num-
ber of bills as a sports cafe waitress and that she also thought that McNair was dat-
ing another woman.
A memorial service for McNair was held at the stadium in Nashville and his funer-
al will be in his Mississipi hometown. Sahel will be buried in Jacksonville.
WATTS Continued from A-1
United Credit Union, Los Angeles, cit-
As of June 30, 2009, Watts United
Credit Union had assets of approxi-
mately $800,000 and about 1,000
member share accounts.
The NCUA will issue checks to Watts
CU members for verified funds in
their share accounts. Credit Union
members deposits are federally
insured up to $250,000 per account by
the NCUA National Credit Union
Share Insurance Fund (NCUSIF).
This is the first state-chartered credit
union closed by DFI in 2009.
The study regarding the disparities
made five recommendations to change
the racial gap, including mandating
financial education in private and pub-
HEARINGS Continued from A-1
he advised then of the cracks he observed in
the building and his boss warned the compa-
ny. They were told not to worry about the
cracks. They were further advised that the
problems would be fixed. The problem was
apparently not corrected. He no longer
works for Southern Pan Services who is
presently fighting the $132,500 fine in a
hearing before the U. S. Occupational
Safety and Health Review Commission and
he has lost a nephew.
A witness for Southern Pan Services said
that the building was fatally compromised
by problems that had nothing to do with
formwork. He said that he found a lot of
design errors. In fact, he said, some rein-
forcements designed into the building were
The biggest error to Ferrell is the fact that
he lost his nephew and three children lost
their 26-year-old father, December 2007.
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Tommy (J.R.) Wright is the president of True Thunder Riding Club of Jacksonville,
FL. (TTRCJF) Vice president is Joe Trotti. The TTRCJF formed three years ago. All 21
members are owners of Harley-Davidson motorcycles. Twin Thunder is very involved
in the community, and participate in many charity rides and cookouts in and out of '
Jacksonville. This past weekend fourteen bikers pulled up to Kelly from Jacksonville .
and bikers from all over Georgia, Florida, and South Caroline had a good time at
Kelley's Bike Weekend in Walterboro, South Carolina. ,
ir All of the Senses
Valdosta, GA- On Santurda.. July 11the sounds of gospel and soul music came
together for a day of inspiration at Wild Adventures where three top Gospel per-^- '
former took the stage to inspire and entertain. Fred Hammond, Tye Tribbert. and'
Luther Barnes perforlnned during a day of music, community and relaxation.
Along %%ith the sounds of this all-star lineup, guests enjoyed a soulful all- you-.
can-eatbuffet; fried chicken, black eyed peas. peach cobbler and collard greens
are just a few of the soul food favorites that Wild Adventures served at Soulfest
) Fred Hammond is a world famous songwriter, musical arranger, producer, Fred Hammond
bassist and vocalist. Few gospel artists can boast of the sales, radio airplay and
concerts that Hammond has achieved over the course of his career, selling over 8 million albums and maintaining spots on
Billboard's Gospel Chart top 10. His release. "Free to Worship." bombarded Billboard's #1 position on the Gospel Charts.
and was hailed as one of the year's best-selling gospel albums for 2006.
Gospel performer Tye Tribbett & his choir. Greater Anointing, broke into the popular mainstream in 1998 and have gone
on to perform with some of the biggest names in music. Tribbett's first album under Columbia Records, Victoky Live!
entered the Billboard Top Gospel Albums chart at #1, generated the #1 Gospel single, "Victory." and earned two Stellar
Awards and three Grammy nominations. Not ooly was the performance soulful and moving, but \was also entertaining.
Through years of performing with The Sunset Jubilaires. The Red Budd Gospel Choir and the popular Barnes Family
aggregation. Luther Barnes, in his own quiet. unassuming manner, has become one of Gospel music's premier male vocal-
ists. He is a visionary who holds up the triumphant heritage of Gospel music, as e\ ident by his moving performances.
Guests can enjoy other great perfornnances FREE with a season pass or daily park admission! Future concerts at the park
include: Chris Tomlin, July 18; The Country Rat Pack. July 23; Foreigner, August 15; Ricky Skaggs. September 19: and
Bret Michaels, October 10,
For more information about Wild Adventures Water and Theme Park and the concert season, please
visit our website at www.wildadventures.com or call 229-219-7080 Job Fair Hos
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ted by Congresswoman Corrine Brown
On Monday, June 29, 2009, Congresswoman Corrine Brown
osted a job fair in conjunction with Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer,
representative Geraldine Thompson, Metro Orlando Economic
developmentt Commission, WORKFORCE Central Florida,
Valencia Community College and the University of Central Florida.
The job fair was held in Orlando, FL at the Amway Arena locat-
d at 600 W. Amelia. Looking at the picture below shows proof it
vas a big turnout, helping those with jobs, education, and with infor-
nation regarding foreclosure.
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Announcements, meetings, happenings, and community events
scheduled in Jacksonville and the surrounding area.
BOYLAN-HAVEN SCHOOL AND BOYLAN-HAVEN/MATHER ACADE-
MY -The Jacksonville Chapter of the Boylan-Haven Alumnae Association invite
all Alumnae, Attendees, and Friends to attend "The Grand Reunion" July 24 26,
2009 at the Wyndham Hotel, 1515 Prudential Dr., Jacksonville. An excellent week-
end filled entertainment, renewing of acquaintances, and making new friends is
planned. You would not want to miss "The Tropical Island Evening. For registra-
tion and additional information, please call (904) 466-8540 or (904) 631-8912.
CITY KICKS OFF 2009 POOL SEASON AND SUMMER AQUATICS PRO-
GRAMS -JaxParks swim lessons available for all ages -The City of Jacksonville
Recreation and Community Services Department -JaxParks- public swimming
pools will open for the summer season beginning Saturday, May 23. In addition, a
number of aquatics programs, including swim lessons, will be offered for residents'
safety and enjoyment. City Pool Schedules: City pools will be open on the week-
ends 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 ofAug. 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
SOUTHERN WOMEN'S SHOW at the Prime Osbom Convention Center,
October 15 18, 2009. Satisfy your cravings at the Southern Women's Show!
Don't miss savvy shopping, creative cooking ideas, healthy lifestyle tips, trendy
fashion shows, great celebrity guests, and fabulous prizes. Show Hours: Thursday
10 a.m.- 6 p.m., Friday 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m.-5
p.m. Advance Discount Tickets available at participating Panera locations for $7.
Friends Four Pack: 4 tickets for $32; additional tickets ($8 each). Admission: $10
at door; $9 in advance online; Youth (6-12), $5 at door and online; ages six and
under free with paying adult. To order tickets or for more information call (704)
376-6594 or visit www.SouthemWomensShow.com
REV UP YOUR BIKES FOR THE "2009 RIDE FOR JUSTICE" -Riding for
Innocent Victims of Violent Crime on Florida's First Coast -Jacksonville, Fla., July
1, 2009 Get your motors running! Hundreds of motorcycles led by the Grand
Marshal, Sheriff John Rutherford, will thunder through the streets of Jacksonville
on July 25, 2009 for the 4th annual "Ride For Justice" to benefit the Justice
Coalition. This 50 mile ride will begin at Big Bike Motorcycle located at 3842
Sunbeam Rd Jacksonville, FL 32257. This scenic, serene, JSO escorted ride will
end at Old Plank Road Baptist Church, 8964 Old Plank Rd Jacksonville, FL 32220.
Registration for the ride begins at 8:30 a.m., kickstands up at 10 a.m. At the finish
line, bikers will enjoy a delicious lunch, door prizes, raffles and much more. The
ride is limited to 500 bikers. Registration is $25 per biker, $10 per passenger, with
all proceeds going to the Justice Coalition. Donations are also being accepted.
Registration can be done in person or by mail at: Justice Coalition at 1935 S. Lane
Avenue, Jacksonville, Fl., 32210, Big Bike Motorcycles at 3842 Sunbeam Road
Jacksonville, Fl., 32257 and Shapell's inc. at 8565 Stocks Rd Jacksonville, Fl.,
32220. For more information, contact Buddy Key at 904-262-2453 or 302-1787.
You can also log on to www.justicecoalition.org.
"Certified Basic Pistol & Advanced Defensive Tactics and How Not to Go To
Jail Course" Saturday, July 11, 2009 from 7:45AM to 5PM in Callahan area,
Nassau County, FL. CWP Training Certificate-Call Gary Belson (904) 491-8358
Certified Concealed Weapon License (Permit) Course Satisfies,Florida State
Statute 790.06 for Application to Lawfully Carry a Concealed Weapon. 1 Hour
Course, $35.00 by Appt. in Callahan area, Nassau County, FL. Call Gary Belson
(904)491-8358 for Information
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LEARN INTERVIEW SKILLS FROM STAFFTIME STARS!
Putting your best foot forward in a job interview can be as important as
keeping that foot out of your mouth! In a free one-hour seminar on July 22 at
Beaver Street Enterprise Center, staffing professionals Rose Conry and Kelley
Moore will teach you the interview skills you need to get the job you seek.
Owners of ER&S (Employment Resources & Solutions), with two offices in
Jacksonville Beaver Street Enterprise Center and Orange Park Conry and
Moore have recently opened StaffTime, a new temporary staffing agency that
provides temporary to direct, direct placement and "virtual office" services, and
transcription for as low as $1.50 per recorded minute.' "Our customers love the
virtual office service,", said Kelley Moore. "We have no minimums, no retain-
ers and our customers don't even have to buy a phone or computer. Their virtu-
al assistant is the same one each time, so that person will be familiar with them,
their business and their heeds, just like a full-time assistant, but they don't pay
the full-time salary, payroll taxes, workers comp, benefits, etc."
For Joanne Parks, owner of Parks' Place Daycare & Learning Center on
Jacksonville's Westside, StaffTime was the ideal solution for her administrative
needs. "When people think of a daycare and learning center, the focus is on the
quality of childcare and that is as it should be, but there are behind-the-scenes
considerations as well," said Parks, whose four-year old center has 20 employ-
ees and serves an average of 130 children daily. "With StaffTime helping man-
age the serious paperwork involved with having five governmental programs, I
am now free to better handle the day to day operations. StaffTime is taking my
center to the next level and I'm really excited about moving forward with strate-
gic programs to strengthen my HR!"
Strengthen your interview skills at an exciting one hour seminar on July 22
at Beaver Street Enterprise Center from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
Learn how to get the interview; write a cover letter; and take the lead
through research. Learn how to be an Interview Star how to look like a star;
interview like a star; and "act" through the interview! Following the free semi-
nar, participants will have the opportunity to purchase a hard copy
book/pamphlet that outlines, step by step, the proven StaffTime elements
involved in a "Star Interview."
Register now! Space is limited! For further information on StaffTime, call
Rose Conry or Kelley Moore at (904) 215-1313, email firstname.lastname@example.org or
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From Actual Police Reports
Did You Hear About?...
March 21st thru April 19th
On Tuesday, it is important to listen to
your intuition and inner guidance, as you
will then be directed along the right path
to greater success. A career issue may
come to a head, bringing dynamic
change. You may be wondering whether
to take that leap of faith, or whether to be
more conservative and attempt a watered
down version of your goals.
Compromise may not work in this situa-
tion. If you dare to follow your bliss
magical things will happen.
April 20th thru May 20th
You continue to feel empowered by the
presence of Mars in your sign. Use it to
initiate projects and gather the courage
to do great things. Meanwhile you may
receive some interesting news this week
of the kind that could change your life.
The Lunar Eclipse may be instrumental
in encouraging you to rethink your strat-
egy and to let go of limiting thoughts. A
serious meeting may have romantic
undertones. You may not want to get
involved but somehow do!
T I May 21st thru June 21st
Mars in your philosophical and adven-
ture zone suggests that your beliefs are
having a powerful impact upon you,
especially if you have been exploring
new ideas and spiritual systems lately.
Mars remains in your twelfth house indi-
cating that you may not have as much
control over your affairs as you would
like. You may even do something that
isn't truly supportive of your current
plans, and so sabotage your own success.
But it doesn't have to be this way.
SJune 22nd thru July 22nd
Mercury in your sign heightens your nat-
ural emotional intelligence and enables
you to handle sensitive issues with a
touch of genius. As there is going to be a
Lunar Eclipse in your opposite sign of
Capricorn on Tuesday, you may find that
partnership issues come to the fore. Go
easy. You may be absorbing new ideas
about how to attract abundance and cre-
ate financial independence. Others may
not understand, so you may have to keep
your thoughts to yourself for the time
2q : July 23rd thru Aug 22nd
Time to interact with others and organize
some nights out. From Saturday you will
be in demand. You are in a competitive
mood and ready keen to find the job of
your dreams. A Lunar Eclipse on
Tuesday may bring health issues to the
surface which could encourage you to
get a check up, or perhaps to decide to
get fit and initiate a healthier lifestyle. If
you feel more tired than usual, then think
about taking a reduced schedule.
S Aug 23rd thru Sept 22nd
If you are away on vacation you are
going to have a fascinating time this
week. The people you meet and the
new ideas and images you absorb
will have a profoundly positive
impact upon you. This week's Lunar
Eclipse may bring changes to friend-
ships. Some friends may leave your
circle, leaving space for others to
join you. When Mars moves into
Gemini on Saturday, you will be
keen to beat off the competition and
to take another step up the ladder.
A Drunken Mess
Sept 23rd thru Oct 22nd
Your career is important, and there
maybe some clash between your plans
for the future, and issues at home. Are
you being pulled in two directions at
once? The answer is to listen to your
heart. You love life continues to be posi-
tive and upbeat. You and your lover may
be busy discussing financial issues. But
from the end of the week this will
change, and you may decide it is time to
go away on vacation and spoil your-
:- Oct 23rd thru Nov 21st
This week's Lunar Eclipse occurs in your
communication zone. Eclipses have a
way of helping us to move on. They prod
and poke us into taking the next step.
You may have very intense feelings
about one project, but may have to drop
it. It may be impractical, or the timing
could be out. Letting go leaves space for
better ,ideas. From Saturday, you will be
keen to create additional streams of
income, making it easier to attract the
wealth you desire.
Nov 22nd thru Dec 21st
Your love life is quiet in one Way. But if
you are into gadgets, the Internet, and
texting, you are probably having a ball.
Relationships may stand or fall by the
quality of messages sent and received.
Health wise, don't allow your imagina-
tioh to play tricks with you, making you
think you have every illness under the
Sun. Time to get real or get checked out.
It will save you endless amounts of
worry and increase your energy. Anxiety
yj Dec 22nd thru Jan 19th
A Lunar Eclipse in your sign makes this
a potentially hectic and chaotic week.
Eclipses have a way of clearing out all
that dead wood and making space for
new circumstances to enter your life.
Mars will move into Gemini at the end
of the week, which will stir up your
desire to improve your health and fitness
routine. If you have neglected this side
of life you will now feel motivated to
get back into the swing of things.
'/.,. Jan 20th thru Feb 18th
The Lunar Eclipse on Tuesday .takes
place in your spiritual zone. You may
find that your emotions continue to see-
saw. One minute you are fully confident
that you can manifest your goals and
desires, and then suddenly you are not. It
is important to stay positive as the vibra-
tion you give off will affect what hap-
pens to you. Later in the week you may
be offered access to resources that will
make your life at work so much easier.
Go for it!
Feb 19th thru Nlarch 20th
New love affairs may be affected by
this week's Lunar Eclipse. If you find
yourself falling in love, try to hold
back. If you can wait a week, it will
save you a lot of trouble. You are
very motivated by spiritual ideas and
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Officer observed a. suspect standing in
frbnt of a vacant lot at 1240 W. 21st
Street. The suspect was urinating out in
the open. Officer pulled up behind the
suspect and continued to watch him uri-
nate. He approached the subject after he
finished. The suspect was asked what he
was doing and he replied, "What, I am
peeing." The suspect was arrested. After
he was read his Miranda rights, he was
taken to the jail. Post Miranda the sus-
pect told police that he had been drink-
ing alcohol. He also smelled strongly of
an alcoholic beverage and his speech
was very slurred. He was not given an
NTA because of his level of
Intoxication. It should be noted that the
vacant lot backs up to an occupied home
and anyone that may have been present
there would have been able to see his
genitals. There was also numerous other
individuals nearby that witnessed the
Traffic Stop Leads
To High Speed
Officer was operating radar in station-
ary mode in the 9500 Block of Interstate
95 monitoring northbound traffic.
Around 0200, he tracked the above list-
ed vehicle (Black Acura Integra) travel-
ing northbound on Interstate 95 at an
extremely high rate of speed in the
inside lane. The visual estimation (100
mph) and Doppler was confirmed that
the above listed vehicle was traveling
97 mph in a posted 65 mph zone.
Officer turned around on the vehicle in
attempt to conduct a traffic stop. While
traveling northbound on Interstate 95,
he observed the above listed vehicle
make erratic and abrupt lane changes
from the inside lane back out to the out-
side lane. He then observed the vehicle
exit onto Bowden Rd. and enter the
Gate Station. The vehicle was traveling
at such a high rate of speed that when it
entered the business, it exited onto
Spring Park Rd., almost immediately.
The vehicle then accelerated at a high
rate of speed northbound on Spring Park
Rd. Officer then activated his emer-
gency lights (Red and Blue) and siren.
The vehicle continued northbound on
Spring Park Rd. while failing to main-
tain a single lane. The vehicle was trav-
eling approximately 60 mph In a posted
30 mph zone on Spring Park Rd. With
his emergency lights and siren activated
the vehicle continued to flee. The vehi-
cle then turned right onto University
Blvd and began to travel eastbound at a
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high rate of speed. While traveling east-
bound on University Blvd the vehicle
approached speeds in excess of 65 mph
in a posted 40 mph zone with no vehicle
traffic on the roadway.
The vehicle continued to flee and
entered the Peppertree Apartments. The
vehicle continued to flee and came to a
stop at the rear of the apartment com-
plex. Immediately after the vehicle
came to a stop the driver exited from the
driver side door and fled on foot
between buildings. Officer initiated a
foot pursuit after the suspect and gave
him several loud verbal commands to
stop, which the suspect refused. The
suspect continued to flee north through
the apartment complex where he
jumped a fence. While In pursuit of the
suspect several additional units
responded to the scene and established a
perimeter to contain the suspect.
Officers L, B, and P with the K9 Unit
responded to the scene and with their
PSD were able to track the suspect in a
nearby open field. Officer L. advised
that the suspect was located hiding in
some bushes near 5900 Block of
Bartram Rd. Officer L advised that he
gave the suspect several loud verbal
commands to show his hands which he
refused. Officer L advised that when he
attempted to handcuff the suspect he
resisted and pulled away, while other
officers were continuing to give verbal
commands to stop resisting. Officer L
advised that he was able to handcuff the
suspect after a brief struggle.
Post Miranda via card, the suspect
admitted to fleeing from the police. The
suspect advised that he had smoked two
joints earlier in the day, but that he had
not consumed any alcoholic beverages.
The ,suspect further advised that he fled
the police because his driver's license
was suspended. The suspect was
observed to have the #13 tattooed on his
right calf and admitted to being in a
gang now as the Gangster Disciples.
The suspect did not sustain any physical
injuries while being taken into custody.
The suspect was relocated back to the
Peppertree Apartments where Field
Sobriety Exercises were performed.
HGN was performed on the suspect in
which he showed. no signs of impair-
merit. The suspect further advised that
he felt no effects from inhaling the two
marijuana joints earlier in the day. No
further Field Sobriety Exercises were
performed. There were no other signs of
impairment observed. Case cleared by
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FAMU To Induct Seven
Into Sports Hall Of Fame
Special to The Florida Star
The Florida A&M University Sports Hall of Fame will
enshrine its' 34th induction class during ceremonies on
Friday, Sept. 4, 2009 at the new teaching gymnasium.'
The 2009 class will be comprised of seven persons five
athletes and two supporters of athletics. This year's group of
five athletes feature three football players, one basketball
performer and one two-sport star.
Headlining the quintet of athletes, is four-time All-
America receiver Jacquay Nunnally (1997-2000), who still
reigns as the NCAA Division I FCS career pass receiving
leader with 318 regular season receptions.
Joining Nunnally is two-time All-America left tackle
Terry Beauford (1989, 1990), who played several seasons in
the National Football League (Green Bay, San Diego) and
his FAMU teammate, quarterback Antoine "Tony" Ezell
(1988-91), who was the first Rattler quarterback to throw for
over 4,000 yards, finishing his career with 6,620 yards the
third highest total in school history.
Also slated for induction is basketball performer Aldwin
Ware (1984-88), a Black College All-American in 1988,
who led NCAA Division One in steals with 142, helping
lead the Rattlers to a 22-8 finish and a berth in the finals of
The 8-0 Dixe Blues will have home field advantage on Satu
p.m. at the Bolles School when they take on the Austin Outla
photo by Nancy Beecher)
Special to THE FLORIDA STAR
The Dixie Blues advanced to the first round of the
Women's Football Alliance playoffs with a convincing 37-
14 victory over Pensacola-Gulf Coast Riptide.\
Jacksonville will have home field advantage on
Saturday, July 11 at 7 p.m. at the Bolles School when they
take on the Austin Outlaws.
Needing a road win Saturday night, the Riptide couldn't
contain tailback Issie Lay, who scored four touchdowns to
power Jacksonville in a game deciding the WFA's Southeast
The Riptide (6-2-0) won only two games last season as
the Pensacola Power. This year, both of the team's losses
were against Jacksonville (8-0).
In Saturday's game, the Riptide hurt themselves with
four turnovers, missed tackles, busted plays and numerous
the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Tournament. ,
The fifth athlete to be honored will be Leon "Tex' Collier
(1956-59), a strapping 6-9 two-way tackle for the FAMU
Football team, who also played forward for the Rattler
Collier played on the 1957 and 1958 basketball confer-
ence title winners, three football conference championship
teams (1956, 1957, 1958) and the 1957 national champi-
onship football team.
The supporters of athletics are persons who made a sig-
nificant contribution in a service-related role and/or finan-
cially to the program.
This year's duo of supporters include Keith Miles, the
"Voice of The Rattlers," as the anchor of the FAMU Football
Radio broadcasts since 1984 and former Director of
FAMU's Office of Alumni Affairs, and the Rev. Dr. Edward
Scott, area dentist and pastor, who has been a staunch sup-
porter ,of the university and athletics through the Rattler
Boosters and the National Alumni Association.
The ceremony will begin at 7 p.m., with a reception set
for the honorees and their guests immediately following the
Tickets.for the event are $35 and.can be purchased from
the FAMU Athletic Ticket Office at the front entrance to the
FAMU Teaching Gymnasium, beginning mid-July, or from
members of the Sports Hall of Fame Steering Committee.
Contact Dr. Joseph P. Ramsey, Chairperson at (850) 906-
-tIw- d "(Jacksonxillel can put up points,
and the a', to beat them is to sta\ with
them on the scoreboard." said Riptide
head coach lMike Thomas. "But football
0 1 'is about execution and preparation -
and ho%% ou practice. A.nd against a
gL'od teamni. ou cannot \ in illth
team this eason to be encouraged about
the t hom a e.
"W\Ve arc physical on defense and
ha\ e oi, of the best rtniung backs in the
league." Thoms.r said "This is some-
S thin to build on for ne\xt ear because
.\e had a great season."
The gaine s-ho\ cased r%\ o of tlie top-
... rated quaiterbacks in the league: Ella
Villas n of Pensacola and Brantlev
Mack of the Dixie Blues. Each passer
proved her worth and produced several
But Jacksoinille's La \\as the star
'rday, July 11 at 7 of the game.
aws. (Florida Star She opened the scoring on the first
play from scrimmage with a 51-yard
scamper for the Dixie Blues (8-0-0) and
a quick 7-0 lead. She then started the second half with a 76-
yard Ic.Li 1d ,Treturn for a touchdown.
The Riptide kept the game competitive, however, the
entire first half.
Foll\\ ingi, the Dixie Blues' first touchdown, Williams
S.ipli I1 >1 ,i 10 1 'l.,', drive to score on a 6-yard run behind a
block by Dee I )K,- Knight. Williams then ran for the two-
point conversion to take an 8-7 lead.
"That was ilu- first time all season we were behind in a
game," said lak.,'n'.ille head coach Donnie Braddock.
"(Pensacola) just pounded it out down the field with their
Riptide running back Lakeisha Johnson, ranked fourth
in the WFA, finished the game with 164 yards on 42 carries
and 1,187 yards for the season.
Thanks to Barry Schuck, News Journal correspondent,
for contributing to this report.
Petersen Was Named .
The Southern League
Hitter for the Week of .
June 22 28
The Jacksonville Suns will send a
host of players to represent the South Division in the
Southern League All-Star Game on Monday, July 13.
The team was selected by a vote of Southern League
field managers, radio broadcasters, general managers and
In all, six Suns were selected to the All-Star roster:
three position players catcher Brad Davis, infielder
Chris De La Cruz and outfielder Lorenzo Scott join
pitchers Kasey Olenberger, Matt Peterson and Graham
Taylor as Suns honorees.
Davis is seeing his first full season of action in AA
after 81 games with the Carolina Mudcats, the Marlins'
AA affiliate in 2008. A Johnny Bench Award finalist in
2004 for Long Beach State, this is the second All-Star
appearance for Davis, having been honored in the Florida
State League in 2006.
De La Cruz is an All-Star for the second time in his
career (Carolina League, 2005), joining as a utility
infielder this season. Having seen time at all levels of the
Cleveland Indians organization, De La Cruz was acquired
in trade by the Marlins in 2008 and finished the season
batting .360 over 26 games for the Carolina Mudcats.
Olenberger spent the last three seasons at AA in the
Los Angeles Angels organization before signing with the
Marlins in the offseason. Olenberger currently leads the
team in wins with seven and has posted a 1.41 ERA over
26 appearances for the Suns this season.
Peterson is the Southern League leader in saves, con-
verting 18 of his 20 opportunities this season. Peterson
signed with the Marlins this last offseason, having been a
part of three other organizations over his career, most
recently with Kansas City in 2008.
Scott leads the Suns in batting average, on-base per-
centage and slugging percentage, started his second sea-
son at AA after briefly seeing time at AAA in 2008. The
former Ball State linebacker was acquired by the Marlins
from the Orioles in the 2006 Rule 5 Draft.
Taylor makes his third straight All-Star appearance
after being recognized in the South Atlantic League
(2007) and the Florida State League (2008). The 2006
draft pick was briefly promoted to the Marlins earlier this
season, making three starts against the Phillies, Cubs and
The Southern League All-Star Game is hosted by the
Birmingham Barons and will be played on Monday, July
13, at Regions Park in Hoover, AL. The Southern League
will announce starting lineups for the game on July 1 for
the North Division and July 2 for the South Division.
UF TRACK AND FIELD NOTEBOOK
Proctor wins first ever-gold medal for Anguila
Special to The Florida Star
Junior Florida jumper Shara Proctor captured the first
gold medal in a championship event in the history of her
native Anguila, by claiming the long jump title this past
week at the 22nd Central American and Caribbean
Athletics Championships at Havana's Estadio
Proctor, the 2009 SEC Outdoor Champion in both the
long jump and triple jump, posted a leap of 21-
8.25/6.61m to come away with the title. Proctor was the
first of two athletes from her home country to take home
a gold medal this weekend, in the country's finest track
and field performance at a championship event in history.
Proctor defeated Trinidad and Tobago's 2006 World
Junior Champion Rhonda Watkins. (21-2.75/6.47m) and
Bahamas' defending champion Bianca Stuart (20-
8.50/6.3 1m) en route to the victory.
Sophomore Florida thrower Kemal Mesic from
Sarajevo, Bosnia posted a ninth-place finish in the men's
shot put on Tuesday at the World University Games in
Mesic, a 2009 United States Track and Field and
Cross Country Coaches Association All-America selec-
tion for the Gators both indoors and outdoors, finished
with a toss of 60-3.25/18.37m in the event's final.
Earlier in the day, he finished seventh in his prelimi-
nary flight with a throw of 60-7.75/18.48m on his second
JULY 11 2009
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July 11, 2009
Michael Jackson was born in Gary, Indiana on August 29, 1958 and enter-
tained audiences nearly his entire life. His father, Joseph Jackson, had been a gui-
tarist but was forced to give up his musical ambitions following his marriage to
Katherine. Together they prodded their growing family's musical interests at home.
By the early 60s the older boys
Jackie, Tito and Jermaine had begun
performing around the city; by 1964
Michael and Marlon had joined in. -
A musical prodigy, Michael's
singing and dancing talents were
amazingly mature and he soon '
became the dominant voice and focus
of "The Jackson 5." An opening act
for such soul groups as the O-Jays
and James Brown, it was Gladys
Knight (not Diana Ross) who official-
ly brought the group to 'Berry -
Gordy's attention, and by 1969 the
boys were producing back-to-back l
chart-busting hits as Motown artists
("I Want You Back," "ABC," "Never
Can Say Goodbye," "Got to Be r
There," etc.). As a product of the 70s,
the boys emerged as one of the most
accomplished black pop/soul vocal
groups in music history, successfully
evolving from a Temptations-like
group act to a disco phenomenon.
Solo success for Michael was inevitable, and by the 80s he had become infi-
nitely more popular than his broth-
erly group. Record sales consistent-
ly orbited, culminating in the
biggest-selling album of all time,
"Thriller" in 1982. A TV natural, he
ventured rather uneasily into films,
such as playing the Scarecrow in
The Wiz (1978), but had much bet-
ter luck with elaborate music
In the 90s the down side as
an 80's pop phenomenon began to
rear itself. Michael grew terribly
child-like and introverted by his
peerless celebrity. A rather timor-
ous, androgynous figure to begin
with, his physical appearance
began to change drastically and his
behavior grew alarmingly bizarre,
making him a consistent target for
scandal-making, despite his numer-
ous charitable acts. Two brief marriages -- one to Elvis Presley's daughter
Lisa Marie Presley -- %%ere forged and two children produced by his second
wife during that time, but the purposes behind it appeared image oriented.
Despite it all. Michael Jackson's passion and artistry as a. singer, dancer,
writer and businessmrnan are unparalleled, and it is these prodigious talents
that \%ill ultimately pre\ all o% er the extremely negative aspects of his seri-
ously troubled adult life.
For it all to end on June 25, 2009, with his sudden death at age 50
of a cardiac arrest just as he was just coming out of a four-year reclusive
period and rehearsing for a sold-out London concert "comeback" in July
seems uncommonly cruel and tragic. Millions upon millions of dedicated
fans will remember where they were "the day Michael'died".
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What Matters Most on Health and Nutrition
Education in Northwest Jacksonville
An Upcoming Event to Discuss the Issues
JACKSONVILLE, FL On Thursday July 16, 2009
War on Poverty-Florida, Inc. (WPF) will host a com-
munity forum for residents in northwest Jacksonville
residents to discuss strategies in preventing child-
hood obesity. The forum is free and open to the pub-
Community residents, business owners and
leaders are invited to attend this discussion on what
matters most in health and nutrition education in the
northwest Jacksonville community. War on Poverty
representatives will also release results of a prelimi-
nary study conducted to analyze the resources and
healthy alternatives available in northwest
Jacksonville. The event will be held at the WPF office
located inside the mall at the Gateway Town Center
6:00 pm 7:30 pm.
War on Poverty Florida serves as a partner of
the Jacksonville Childhood Obesity Prevention
Coalition and recently received a grant from The Blue
Foundation for a Healthy Florida to implement the
"Build a Healthy Community Childhood Obesity
Prevention Project" to promote awareness and help
reduce the impacts of obesity and associated health
risks in northwest Jacksonville communities.
Registration for the July 16th community
forum is not required. The event is free and open to
the public. For more information, please visit
www.waronpoverty.org or call 904-766-7275.
The Build a Healthy Community Childhood
Obesity Prevention Project is funded in part by grant
from The Blue Foundation for a Healthy Florida,
Embrace a Healthy Florida initiative. The statewide
initiative supports community-based programs that
promote change in families and parenting, childcare
centers and schools, neighborhood recreation oppor-
tunities and other influences on the accessibility of
healthy food and physical activity
War on Poverty -- Florida, Inc. (WPF) is a non-
profit organization committed to the revital-
ization of minority communities in Florida.
Through work in targeted Florida communi-
ties, WPF endeavors to help reduce poverty
and racial inequality, close the wealth gap
and ensure minority voices are heard in
major policy debates. For more information
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CITY AND STATE OFFICIALS CELEBRATE
OF CITY KIDZ ICE CREAM CAFE
Caf6 will be first store to open in Springfield's Third & Main
City and state officials celebrated the grand opening of the City Kidz
Ice Cream Cafe in the Third & Main project developed by Cesery
Companies in historic Springfield.
It took place at 11:45 a.m. on Wednesday, July 1. State Senator Tony
Hill, State Representative Mia Jones, and City Council member Dr. Johnny
Gaffney hosted the event at the Lofts at Third & Main 1303 N. Main St.
The City Kidz Ice Cream Cafe6 was the first commercial tenant to
open in the Third & Main project in historic Springfield. Developed .by
Cesery Companies, the Third & Main project is a mixed-use development
that consists of 7500 square feet of retail space and 36 extended-stay
apartments available for short-term rentals for patients at the Proton Beam
Therapy Institute at nearby Shand's Hospital. This project will contribute to
the continued revitalization of the Springfield area.
The Clay County Health Department and St. Vincent's Mobile
Health Unit will be providing 2 free clinics for Clay County School
children. The clinics will offer free back to school immunizations
and school physical. The first clinic will be held on Monday, July
6th, from 9a.m. to 3p.m.at WE Cherry. Elementary School, 420
Edson Drive in Orange Park. A second clinic will be held on
Tuesday, July 14th, from 9a.m. to 3p.m. at Wilkinson Elementary,
4965 County Road 218, in Middleburg. A Parent or Guardian must
come with the child. Please bring your child's shot card or shot
Contact: Clay County
Ana M. Viamonte Ros, M.D., M.P.H
State Surgeon General
Health Department Phone: (904)529-2854
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NOTICE TO PUBLIC
The Northeast Florida Community Action Agency Consortium
(NFCAAC) requests public comment concerning its applica-
tion for $88 million of Neighborhood Stabilization Program
funds. The funds are authorized by the American.
Reinvestment and Recovery Act of 2009 and will be used for
the Purchase and rehabilitation of properties for homeowner-
ship and rental, Redevelopment, Demolition, Land Banking,
Financing and Grant Administration. The target geography
consists of eligible census tracts in the following counties:
Clay, Duval, Flagler, Nassau, Putnam, and St. Johns.
Application information, is available by contacting John
Edwards at 904.398.7472 x 203 or as listed below. Public
Comment is encouraged and should be submitted on or
before July 13, 2009 to _John Edwards, executive director,
Northeast Florida Community Action Agency, Inc. 4070
Boulevard Center Drive, Suite 200, Jacksonville, Florida
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To place an ad:
Call: (904) 766-8834
Tru-Development and Human Services
Consortium requests all interested licensed electrical,
plumbing and carpentry small business owners and com-
munity service organizations to join in a community lever-
age effort to bring jobs and business opportunities to the
community. More info at (904) 718-3671 William King.
MARIA PEREZ of Lyons, GA is hiring 63 Temporary Farm
Workers. Needed from 7.30.09 to 11.08.09. Duties include: the
harvesting and packaging of Muscadine Grapes, loading and
unloading of crates and field maintenance. Wage is $7.25/hr. for 40
hr. work wk. or the prevailing wage rates. Minimum guarantee 3/4
of total hrs. offered. Furnished work.tools, supplies & equipment.
Free housing provided for worker's convenience if needed.
Transportation and subsistence upon completion of 50% of work
contract. Interested workers should apply at the local Dept. of
Labor office and refer to: Job Order GA #7779325
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