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She Gave Check as
Wife of Jesus Christ
Harrison, 25, went
to Coggin Pontiac
in search of a new
vehicle and decided
to purchase one for
a cost of about
$70,000. She used
her checkbook with
the names: Mr. and
.- Mrs. Jesus and
: ', Emma Christ. The
Emma Kim-Tashis Harrison, 25 bank would not
clear the check and
when police arrived, they found a number of credit cards
and checks on her. Some were issued to Emma Harrison
and also to Emma Christ. She said that she owns a trav-
eling Web site where money is deposited.
The Jacksonville native was charged with organized
fraud, forging bank bills and uttering forged bills. She
remains in the Duval County jail without bail and
advised the dealership that her husband, Jesus Christ
would be in next week to sign for and pick up the car.
Michael Vick Health Care Reforr
NMichael Vick, 29, is back in
the NFL with a 2-year deal
signed with the Philadelphia
McNabb and Eagles coach
Andy Reid were clear on
why they were willing to
sponsor Vick's return to the
NFL following his dog fight-
ing conviction and almost
three years away from foot-
ball. They stressed the
importance of forgiveness
and of second chances.
Wheel of Justice
Thursday, on Channel 4, the
wheel stopped on Larry
Demetrius Davis. Larry is
wanted for grand theft. He
used a freightliner to steal a
UPS trailer and its contents off
CSX property on Sportsman
Club Road with contents val-
ued at over $145,000.
Sharika Hamilton and
Karenna Robinson are wanted'
for armed robbery,'no bond.
The two were involved in the
robbery at CITI Trends where
they pepper sprayed the store
clerk and stole some clothes.
Call 1-866-845 TIPS with
,This week, three suspects
were captured. Thank you!
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by Clara McLaughlin, The Florida and cieorgta ,tar
Growing up, I often heard that 'greed and
common sense could never sit at the same
table.' Daddy would add, "Common sense
is not common. I don't know why they call
it that." I did not quite understand, even as
an honor student with a daddy who had
only finished third grade what he meant
even though he,worked hard, often day and
night so that we could get the tools and les-
sons we desired to help us achieve. My
parents stressed the power of knowledge,
respect, and common sense.
On January 20, 2009, the first African-American president took office. On the
day he was sworn in, the country was financially up side down in an unbeliev-
able recession. Today, August 13, not quite seven months later,
the financial institutions and Wall Street experts are saying that Health-see A-7
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Help is Needed for Accident
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F The above trailer came unattached .from a white
S Ford pick up truck and caused severe injury to a
.! -'a a passing motorist on June 22, .2009 on West Beaver'
Shemar Moore, actor Street under Interstate 95. around 4:00 p.m. It is
Shemar Moore of not known if the truck is a two door or a four door
"Criminal Minds" was hit truck.
by a car Saturday while The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office is looking for
riding his bicycle in L.A. the, owner of the homemade trailer., The motorist is
He suffered a broken leg' still suffering from the injuries, Please call 1-866-
and is recuperating. 845 TIPS. You can remain anonymous.
Deal Reached on Secret UBS Bank Accounts
The U.S. government has been seeking the names of about 52;000 Americans
who they believe have hidden about $15 billion in secret accounts through the
Swiss banking giant. On Wednesday, it was announced that a deal has been
reached. The money in these secret bank accounts have not been taxed and those
Americans who have stashed funds in them, may face criminal charges related to
Details of the agreement has not been disclosed but such monies could help
fund health care or help close the country's deficit debt.
Re-Entry Center for Ex-Offenders Re-Opens in Jax
You commit the crime, you pay with time but it does not
S.1_. have to end there. So often, ex-offenders are released with
I t-A .. no money, no training, and no placed to go. They are also
often skipped over in the job market The State of Florida
and the City of Jacksonville, the Sheriff's Office and
many community-based service providers agreed to pro-
vide the 'portal of entry' through the Jacksonville:Re-
SEntry Center, funded by The Jacksonville Journey. The
purpose of the Center is to help ex-offenders who are seri-
ous about changing their lives. JREC connects these men
and women returning home with all the resources our
community provides. It is called a "one stop shop" that will provide increase public Re-Entry See A-7
Breast Cancer Cell Compound
It was reported Thursday that U. S. researchers have dis-
covered a compound that can kill breast cancer stem cells,
a kind of master cancer cell that resists conventional treat-
ment and may explain why many cancers grow back. '
The report said that cancer stem cells are rare and diffi-
cult to study in the lab because they quickly change into
other types of cells and they are hard to kill.
To study the cells, Plyush Gupta of the Massachusetts
Institute of Technology said they devised a method for sta-
bilizing cancer stem cells in the lab. He further stated,
"We now have an approach that can be used systematical-
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Increased Motor Vehicles
Fees September 1, 2009
Beginning September, certain fees for driver
license and motor vehicle service will be
changed in Florida. Such include driver
license fees, ID Cards, registration fees, title
fees, and record/publication fees.
As an example, automobiles, based on weight
will be from $19.50 to $44.00; original Class
E will be $48, renewal CDL will be $75 and
replacement license will be $25. There will
also be a $15 delinquent fee if you are late.
Presidential Medal Given
The nation's -highest civilian
honor was awarded to 16 "agents
of change" Wednesday by
President Obama, for' their
accomplishments and how they
affected the lives of others.
b Awarded. were Sidney Poitier,
Sidney Poitier film star; Rev. Joseph Lowery,
Billie Jean King, Jistice Sandra
Day Q'Connor, retired Anglican Archbishop Desmond Tutu
and Sen. Edward Kennedy, who was unable to attend. The
president gave posthumous honors to Republican Jack Kemp
of New York, former quarterback who died in May and
Harvey Milk, who was assassinated, in 1978. There were more.
Golf May be Added to Olympics
The Executive Board of the International
Olympic Committee has shortlisted rugby and golf
for the 2016 Olympics. The recommendation still
needs to be approved by the full committee in,
October. Golf was last in the Olympics in 1904.
iOne concern has been if top players would com-
Spete since they already have other big touma-
ments. The number one in golf, Tiger Woods, said.
Softball, squash, baseball and karate all missed the cut.
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Schedule of Events and Services I
NEW FOUNTAIN CHAPEL A.M.E. CHURCH we
the members of Steward Board of New Foundation
Chapel AME Church and the entire membership cordially
invite you to join us as we show our appreciation to our
pastor and first lady Monday, August 17th at 7:00 p.m. at
737 Jessie St. in Jacksonville with Rev. Louis Kirkland,
Pastor. For more information call (904) 358-2258.
FRIENDSHIP PRIMITIVE BAPTIST CHURCH fam-
ily would like for you to come and help us celebrate our
SUMMER REVIVAL 2009. It will be an evening of Holy
Ghost power and heart wrenching service. The Summer
Revival will be each Wednesday night in the month of
August 5th, 12th, 19th, and 26th, starting at 7:00 p.m.
The speakers each Wednesday night will be as follows: On
the 5th Elder Bobbie Sheffield; 12th Elder Alvin Smith;
19th Elder Michael Wilcox; and 26th Minister Charles
Johnson. For further information, please contact the
church at (904) 353-7734.
THE DEACON, DEACONESS AND TRUSTEE
BOARDS OF FRIENDSHIP PRIMITIVE BAPTIST
CHURCH will celebrate their Annual Joint Anniversary
on August 23rd at 3:30 p.m. in the sanctuary of the church
located at Pearce St. Elder Bobbie Sheffield, pastor
extends a cordial invitation to the public. For more infor-
mation call (904 353-7734.
SWEETFIELD MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH
located at 1365 Harrison St., with Rev. Richard R. Russ as
Pastor celebrate its 98th Church and 23rd Pastor's
Anniversary Wednesday, August 12th Rev. J. Johnson of
Philadelphia Baptist Church and Rev. J. Merritt of
Ephesian Baptist Church; August 14th Rev. P. Raggin of
Good Shephard and Rev. D. K. Bolden of First
Missionary, Fernandia Beach; August 16th Rev. C. J.
Brown of Mt. Pleasant in Callahan; and, Rev. A. Dennard
of Friendship Missionary Baptist Church. For more infor-
mation, contact Sis. Nicolla Mack at (904) 226-6437.
BRO. MARVIN GREEN (renown gospel singer) along
with SIS. BARBARA ANDERSON, is presenting a pro-
gram, "The Legends of Gospel." Sunday, September 13th
at 5:00 p.m. in the sanctuary of NEW ST. JAMES A.M.E
CHURCH, located at 2128 Forest St. Scheduled to appear
on program are: Ruth Grant, Marva Salary, Pat Kelsey,
and Kay Houston, Marsha Lowe, Rebecca Lambert and
Angie McBride; Honored Guests are, Mary Nealy Ravnell
and Mary Barton. For their many, years to service to the
gospel community; Master and Mistress of Ceremonies
are, Terrance Williams and Elouise Saunders. Proceeds
from this great event will benefit the Trustee Board of St.
James. Rev. Alton Coles, pastor.
GREATER BETHANY BAPTIST CHURCH FIRST
ANNUAL COMMUNITY DAY, Saturday, August 15th
from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Planned events are: Clothing
& School supplies give-a-way, Health Care Screenings,
Free Hair Cuts, Free Hot Dogs, Chips, and Drinks,
Bouncers and team Basketball for Youth. The church is
located at 401 Stockon St. in Jacksonville. Rev. Darryl E.
Edwards, II, Pastor.
EMANUEL MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH
CELEBRATES 117 YEARS -You are invited to share
with Emanuel Missionary Baptist Church in celebrating
117 years of spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The
anniversary celebration will take place over 4 days begin-
ning Tuesday, August 18, and continuing on Wednesday,
August 19, and Thursday, August 20, 2009. The celebra-
tion will end with the 11:00 a.m. morning service on
Sunday, August 23, 2009.
Nightly service will begin at 7:15 p.m. with Pastor
Darryl Edwards, and Greater Bethany Missionary Baptist
Church on Tuesday, August 18, 2009, Pastor David
Lattimore and Mt. Ararat Missionary Baptist Church and
Pastor Kelly Brown and Greater Mt, Vernon Missionary
Baptist nurcn on weanesaay, August i', zuuv anu
Pastor R. L. Gundy and Mt. Sinai Missionary Baptist
Church on Thursday, August 20, 2009. Pastor Michael
Warren of Pleasant View Baptist Church in Apopka
Florida is the preacher for the Sunday service.
Everyone is invited to attend. The church is located at
2407 Rev. S. L. Badger Jr. Circle, East. Rev. Herb
Anderson is pastor. For more information, please call the
church office at 904 356-9371.
5th ANNUAL YOUTH CONFERENCE -Hope Chapel
Ministries at 9850 Wagner.
'f.Rd will be hosting its 5th
Sf Annual Youth Conference
SaudyAugust 20-22, 2009. This
year's theme, Directing Our
Youth to the Right in a
Culture Gone Left, promises
i Lto provide a unique, exciting
and life-changing perspec-
tive to youth of all ages.
Elder G. Craige Lewis Kickoff, Thursday August
20th at 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm.
and Friday August 21st 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. The youth
conference will also include two free sessions: a special
session for parents, teachers, youth leaders and pastors on
Saturday, August 22, 2009 at 11 am. If you've wondered
if you'll ever understand where the new generation is com-
ing from and how to reach and Minster to them, then you
don't want to miss guest speaker Elder G. Craige Lewis as
he delivers powerful insights into understanding the 2K
teen. Then everyone is welcome for the special evening
service on Saturday August 22nd at 6:30 pm with Elder G.
Craige Lewis as he ministers a word for youth and adults
alike under the powerful, anointing God has given him.
For more information or registration details, contact us at
764-2193 or 924-2000 or visit us on the web at
Listings are due the Tuesday before the next issue. Email
submissions preferred. Send to: email@example.com'
S 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
know the consolation of thy love, through
SJesus Christ our LORD.
BROWN, John O., died
August 9, 2009.
COLLINS, Ruby M.,
died August 7, 2009. ,
DAVIS, Ms. Deloris, died
August 5, 2009.
DOUGLAS, James W.,
Sr., died August 4, ,2009.
Catherine, died August 6,
GAMBLE, Johnnie L.,
63, died August 7, 2009.
HILL, Fred, Jr., died
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JOHNSON, Will, Jr.,
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LINDER, Furnella B.,
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Constance, 40, died
August 6, 2009.
MILLS, Dea. Patrick,
died August 5, 2009.
NELSON, Azzie, died
August 8, 2009.
NELSON, George, Jr.,
died August 4, 2009.
PINO, Delia, died
August 4, 2009.
died August 8, 2009.
ROGERS, Jimmie, 68,
died August 7, 2009.
died August 7, 2009.
died August 9, 2009.
SMITH, Kimwa L., Jr.,
18, died August 8, 2009.
E., died August 4, 2009.
R., died August 4, 2009.
Freddie M., died August
WILLIE, Ms. Flossie
M., died August 10, 2009.
The Church Directory
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New Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church
1824 Prospect Street Jacksonville, FL 32208
Sunday School .....................................9:30 a.m .
Intercessory Prayer ...................10:45 a.m.
Morning Worship .....................11:00 a.m.
2nd & 3rd Sundays (Old Sanctuary)
Tuesday Pastoral Bible Study ............ 7:00 p.m. Si
Bishop Eric Lee, Pastor ,' .. ,
Rev. Joe Calhoun, Pastor Emeritus "
(904) 764-5727 Church -
Historic Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church
W orship Service .................................. 10:00 a.m .
Church School ................................. . 8:30 p.m .
"Glory Hour" Bible Study ................. . . ..... 10:00 a.m.
"Jehovah Jirah" Bible Study ........................ 6:30 p.m.
2nd & 4th Thursday "Young at Heart Ministry .......... .10:00 a.m.
Joy Explosion Ministry ................... ........ 6:30 p.m.
201 East Beaver St. (904) 355-9475
Rev. F.D. Richardson Jr., Pastor
GREATER EL-BETHEL DIVINE HOLINESS CHURCH
"The Church Where Everybody Is Somebody"
Bishop Lorenzo Hall., Pastor
Street Address: 723 W. 4th St. Jacksonville, Florida 32209
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 3575, Jacksonville, Florida 32206
Church Telephone.-(904) 359-0661 Home: (904) 358-8932 Cell: 710-1586
Sunday School.......................................... 9:30 a.m.
M morning W orship........................................... .................................. 11:00 a.m .
Tuesday.............................................. Prayer Meeting & Bible Study,7:00 p.m.
Thursday.................................. ............................... Joy Night,7:00 p.m .
PENTECOSTAL CHURCH of GOD
"Jesus Loves Sinners Church Folk Don't"
Elder Joseph Rice
Sunday School -------------- -- ---------10:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship ------------------------12:00 Noon & 7:00 p.m.
Bible Study ---------------------Tuesday &.Friday------ 7:00 p.m.
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Paynes Chapel A.M.E. Church
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E\WC's Alumni Use National Convention to Mobilize Membership ... E--
The Edward Waters College (EWC) Alumni Association recently hosted its nation- L .. .-....ii..
al convention at the college's campus. Several hundred alumni.and friends of the
College assembled for the four-day event. Alumni Participated in activities that includ-
ed an opening reception, white linen soiree, outdoor picnic and educational workshops.
For more than three decades, the biannual convention has reconnected EWC grad- I
uates and provided information on fundraising, organizational structure and student i
recruitment. Despite the alumni association's long history, its membership had dwindled
during the past decade to approximately one hundred people. I
"We estimate that four thousand EWC graduates live on the First Coast alone. While _ _
this convention was designed for fun and fellowship, it had a very serious underlying
purpose," said National Alumni Association President Mrs. Marguerite Baker 5 k-
Warren (EWC C/O '65). "We hoped to motivate alums to participate and make sure :
EWC continues to provide deserving students with a quality education."
The convention achieved its purpose as EWC alumni came from as far as New York
City and Washington, DC. Ken Francis, a member of the EWC C/O '69, said, "I loved
the atmosphere. The camaraderie has been great."
A highlight of the convention was a recognition luncheon honoring five former
EWC faculty and staff members. The honorees were: Mrs. Argenia Anderson, Former
Florida State Representative, The Honorable Mrs. Willye Dennis, Mrs. Dorothy
Gaither, Mrs. Geraldine Orr and Bishop Robert Webster. The luncheon also featured
candlelight and libations ceremonies and special posthumous tributes to two former
"There were advisors, teachers and mentors at EWC who took a real interest in us," i
stated Dr. Roy Singleton (EWC C/O '63), an adjunct professor at EWC and retired
University of North Florida department'chair. Singleton, who was the recognition lunch-
eon master of ceremonies, said, "They encouraged, challenged and saw the best in their
The conference closed with a $10,000 donation to the College and a formal banquet __
that honored members of the community and EWC graduates who have made signifi-
cant contributions to the College. The honorees were: Eric Johnson (EWC C/O '88),
who created the alumni's Internet-based networking site; keynote speaker Frederick
Harper (EWC C/O-'65); CSX Chairman and CEO Michael Ward, who donated one
million dollars to EWC; and Bishop McKinley Young, Chairman of EWC's Board of
"I received the best possible education at EWC. It's important that we maintain our
commitment to our alma mater because of what she has done for us, stated Frederick
Harper, a Howard University professor and award-winning author/editor. EWC gave me
the tools I needed to succeed."
Sam Hall-Worldwide Traveler
Worldwide traveler Samuel Hall shared with us photos and in a recent Florida
Times-Union article, Christina Swanson wrote, "Someone who's seen almost all of the
seven natural and medieval wonders of the world just might be a wonder themselves. V.S
Certainly, it is Southside neighbor Samuel Hall's curiosity that has sparked a life-long -
quest to experience the world's natural and man-made wonders firsthand."
Growing up in Selma, Ala., the youngest of six children with a mom who was an -
elementary school principal for 20 years, Hall's home life centered on dinner table cur-
rent-event discussions and a plethora of books to read. As a fourth-grader, his favorite
topic was geography, and his desire to visit other countries began while devouring
National Geographic magazines. "I was fascinated with the customs and mysteries of
the world, and made a vow that I would visit them all," said Hall.
And so he has. From the pyramids in Egypt to the Outback in Australia, Hall has
trekked to at least three different places each year for more than 20 years. He has trav-
eled to every continent except Antarctica, all with varying personal quests.
"Each place represents new discoveries within myself," he said. His pilgrimages
began with visits to the Old World Greece, Egypt, Italy to see how history has affect-
ed our culture. Hall's love of art prompted his next wave of travels to such famous muse-
ums as the Louve in Paris, the Dali in Holland and the Uffizi in Florence.
As a sculptor himself, he always returns home newly inspired. Even Hall was excit-
ed to see a Rodanesque quality to one of his sandstone pieces like "The Thinker" that
he titled "Suppose." Also a saxophone player with a penchant for concert halls, Hall has
sat in the Sidney Opera House and Australia's Wollongong Conservatorium, to name a
Next, spiritual growth became the attraction, with visits to remote Machu Picchu,
Peru, and Stonehenge, in England. Today, his quest is to visit developing countries and P.
give back to others less fortunate.
Hall's lifelong traveling bug is captured by his favorite words, by Jan Myrdal: '. H I
"There is a third dimension to traveling: the longing for what is beyond." "
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The Historic American Beach "Summer Jazz Series" continues its FREE concerts
with INSTANT GROOVE. The band will provide great jazz among the ocean breezes
at Burney Park, (corner of Gregg & Burney) at American Beach; on August 22, 2009 i i
from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Bring your chairs to enjoy this Free event at the beach. For addi- -l.,
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Vicki Mack Lataillede, A Chosen Visionary Mogul
By Rych McCain/
feedback kry ch @
If you ever run
across her in public
and didn't know who
she was or had no
knowledge of her
the music and enter-
tainment industry, you
assume that this lady
is just another face in
the crowd because of
her humble, friendly
and for real nature.
Vicki Mack Lataillede
is the true meaning of
desire, purpose, direc-
tion, dedication, goal-
setting and accom-
plishment. She and her
which became the
most successful gospel
label in history.
During the peak of its
heyday, Lataillede was
considered the most
powerful woman in
gospel! Within a thir-
teen year span,
every record in the
music sales book,
amassing over 100
million in sales with
56 million alone raked
in between 1998-2000.
At one point
48% of the entire mar-
ket share of all gospel
music sold. They
cranked out six double
platinum albums for
Kirk Franklin making
him a Gospel superstar
as well as making Kurt
Carr, Byron Cage,
Trin-i-tee 5:7 and oth-
ers gold and platinum
sellers as well. The
sold Gospocentric to
involved with other
forming another record
label, B -Rite Music
and eventually created
L at ail lade
Latai 1 ed e
continued creating his-
tory with yet another
event by joining forces
with Ruff Town
by singer, producer
and songwriter Rene
Moore), to merge with
Distribution, Inc. This
is the first time in
that three blacks will
share ownership as
well as serving on the
board of directors for a
major music distribu-
tor. Central South,
based out of Nashville,
TN., is the number~one
with a chain of ninety
retail stores that
grossed 100 million
and has successfully
crossed over nearly 80
percent urban contem-
porary gospel and faith
based music into major
retail chains like Wal-
Mart, Target and Best
the clean TV comedy
which has started its
second season for the
Word Network, taping
from the Savannah,
College of Art and
Theatre in Savannah,
Georgia. Last season,
the show was one of
the Word Network's
highest call volumes in
its history. The show is
produced in associa-
tion with Just Por
Laughs Inc., owned by
comedian, actor, writer
and producer Flex
Alexander who is also
the host and co-execu-
With such a heavy
background in gospel,
why did Lataillade get
into comedy? She
explains, "Flex goes to
my church and in talk-
ing he said 'you really
have to get into clean.
comedy.' So. that had
stayed in my ear for a
long time that if I do
something I needed to
talk to Flex about this
because he was right
and he had a vision for
it. So we had done a
couple of trial runs
with a friend and I
really liked it. It
reminded me of come-
dy in the days of old,
Bill Cosby, when you
could go to see come-
dy and have fun and
laugh without being
cussed at. We started
talking and we said
this is the way to go.
There is going to be a
market for clean come-
dy and that's how it
Lataillade also has a
second show that is a
her innovative market-
Lataillade single hand-
edly change the view
of the entire record
industry. When she
looks back on her mas-
sive success she
proudly beams, "It
changed the paradigm
of how the major
record companies saw
Black men. If changed
the paradigm from the
hip hop where every-
thing was extremely
negative arid now they
said Oh, we can make
money with black men
not only not cussing
but also talking about
Vicki Latilliade (Pnoto by Naoe)
Soulaughable comedians (Photo by Billy Ingraham)
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wishes go out to
our girl actress
Meagan Good who
celebrates #28 on
August 11, 2009.
man actor Jimmy
Jean Louis (NBC's
Heroes) had a
packed house at
Kress in Hollywood
last weekend, for
For Haiti) fund
Funny lady Hope
Flood will cele-
brate her 20 years
in the biz by film-
ing a DVD live at
the famed Regency
West in Los
Angeles on August
The Little Miss
Pageant will. take
place on Sunday,
August 16, 2009 at
Sheraton Hotel in
Universal City, CA.
This affair is pro-
duced by Lisa
Ruffin and Hosted
by super fox TV
This year's celeb
star Curtis C
and adult mi
include Stark and drummer
Tichina Chad Gilmore
and titled "Welcome To
Wilson; My Living Room,"
box-ing to support his debut
la Ali album titled "Keep
r NFL Coming Back."
7onway. Also from the
is an camp is the new
impor- album "Hot Mess"
that from Cobrh
Black Starship which will
d, teen drop August 11th to
ust see. support their tour
T - C -
Look tor the new
video from the
Latin rap Down
AKA Kilo support-
ing his latest hit
single "Put Your
Locs On" featuring,
Jah Free. The
video will make its
debut on La
System and tapes to
a live global audi-
ence on Thursday,
singer and Atlantic
embark on a 15 city
tour of acoustically
with guitarist Joe
6th and Rob
Thomas is tied with
Pink for the most
#1 songs by a solo
artist for the
Billboard Adult Top
40 Chart with his.
Diamonds." He too
is hitting the road
for tour dates to
push his album
David Berkeley has
contributed a track
to the Mark
album titled "Ciao
My Shinning Star."
The songs of Mark
Mulcahy on the
Kiele Sanchez and
Directed by David
Mark Canton. Cliff
(Zahn) and Cydney
(Milla) go to a
Hawaii to go hiking
in the wild on their
is a killer on the
loose who is prey-
ing on the vacation-
ers. This one is a
little drawn out
with the hiking
scenes but it does
get a little interest-
ing towards the
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-safety by reducing recidivism; provide on-site registra-
tion; assign terms and conditions of program anticipa-
tion that complement any state sanctioned probation or
parole requirements; facilitate former offender's sus-
tained engagement in treatment, mental health and sup-
portive health services; identify stable housing through
JREC staff networking with several agencies and com-
munity providers that provide housing to ex-offenders
such as, boarding houses, income based apartments and
when needed financial assistance to secure such; con-
tinue to address the obstacles that make it difficult for
ex-offenders to obtain and retain employment at a liv-
ing-wage level, and provide opportunities for inmates
exiting prison or jail to obtain appropriate forms of
Ex-offenders are eligible for JREC services if they
were living in Jacksonville, committed their crimes)
and were sentenced in Jacksonville, and will be return-
ing to Jacksonville when released.
"This isn't about the inmates; this is about public safe-
ty," said Secretary McNeil. "The JREC will make
Duval County safer because inmates who receive tran-
sition services, basic education and treatment are less
likely to commit another crime."
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the worst may be behind us. Job losses are down to
247,000 and unemployment has dropped from 9.5 per-
cent to 9.4 percent. Yet, instead of us working to con-
tinue this trend of improvement, we are faced with a
group of people who take information and misrepresent
it. Perhaps they feel they are providing another view
that is not true but, 'could' happen.
The games that are being played in an organized and
even sneaky way are almost embarrassing when you
think of America being the home of the free, the brave
and, the smart?
It is difficult to understand how a man is allowed to
arrive at a town hall meeting on health care reform at a
high school in Portsmouth, N.H. with a loaded gun on
his side and carrying a sign that says, "It is Time to
Water the. Tree of Liberty." which is a reference to a
Thomas Jefferson quote: "The tree of liberty must be
refreshed from time to time, with the blood of patriots
and tyrants." He was allowed to remain in the area
because he .said he was utilizing his rights to bear arms
President of the United States was scheduled to speak.
It's a tough decision and we can't make it alone.
Some transportation problems have more than one
solution with pros and cons to each. It all depends
or your priorities and preferences.
After all, you are not only a potential user of transpor-
tation infrastructure and services, you are an investor.
Income taxes, property taxes, sales taxes, gas taxes
and user fees are all sources of transportation funding
at some level.
Please come to an Open House meeting to see
,the proposed projects and alternatives.
Then let us know how you want to invest.
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Park poster, rolled in a seat and only picks it up for the camera person and a mani can
come across the aisle, take her poster and rip it up and the police grab her first.
It is difficult to understand how a woman who has served as governor of a state, ran
for vice president of the country and misinterpret a document and once explained,
continues to spread the misinterpretation.
FACTS about the stability and security you get from health insurance reform
as explained by the administration.
Reform will stop "rationing", not increase it. It is a myth that reform means
a government takeover of health care or lead to rationing. Reform will forbid many
forms of rationing that are currently being used by insurance.
The "euthanasia" distortion is a malicious myth referring to counseling.
Veterans health care is safe and sound.
Reform will benefit small business not burden it.
Your Medicare is safe, and stronger with reform
You can keep your own insurance.
The NAACP supports health care reform that includes an expansion of coverage to
all Americans and eliminates racial health care disparities.
They therefore urge congress to bring up comprehensive health care reform right
after Labor Day.
The NAACP is available to help you understand the benefits of health care reform.
They are requesting that you contact your senators and congressmen.
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By Van Wilson
Outlook Staff Writer
"The Bullet" finally
found his way in Canton,
Ohio, last week in profes-
sional football's most
Robert Lee "Bullet
Bob" Hayes was formally
inducted into the National
Football League's Hall Of
Fame August 8, along with
Derrick Thomas, Bruce
Smith, Rod Woodson,
Ralph Wilson Jr., and
This was the last year
Hayes was eligible for
"He's happy; he
knows what's going on
and he'll be with us in our
spirits, our hearts and our
minds," Bob Hayes Jr. said
in a videotaped acceptance
speech about his father,
who died in 2002. "I loved
that man so much."
More than once, Hayes
was called, "A football
player who happened to
run track," but Hayes did
more than run pass pat-
terns and track meets -he
excelled at both.
He held the title,
"World's Fastest Human"
by holding two official
world record times and
two other unofficial
To date, he is still the
only man to have both an
Olympic gold medal and a
Super Bowl ring.
Hayes rose to promi-
nence in the early 1960s
while attending Florida
A&M, where he played
football under legendary
coach A.S. "Jake" Gaither
and ran track.
In 1964 the world took
notice as he ran away with
two world records in the
Tokyo Olympic Games.
In 1965 he was select-
ed in the NFL draft by the
Dallas Cowboys, where he
would spend 10 seasons
re-writing record books
and revolutionizing the
He finished his career
with the San Francisco
Because Hayes was so
fast, opponents couldn't
cover him man-to-man,
he'd simply outrun the
The zone defense was
developed, which allowed
defenders to help one
another on the pass pat-
terns. The zone defense is
still the basic pass cover-
age scheme in football.
Though the zone
defense caused Hayes'
yearly production to fall
after his first two years in
the league, to this day, he
still holds the Cowboys'
touchdown record of 71.
It was a career undoubted-
ly headed for the Hall of
But a drug conviction
in the first year of his eli-
gibility for the Hall side-
lined his nomination for
almost 30 years. It would
be the one goal he would
never be able to achieve in
his lifetime and he felt it
Hayes Jr. said he often
saw the hurt in his father's
"This is something he
always dreamed about and
always talked about and
always wanted to be a part
of but never got a chance
to," Hayes Jr. said.. "He
always felt like he was an
About his dad missing
the ceremony. the younger
Hayes said, "It hurts
because he should have
been here to witness this
special occasion. -But
unfortunately he didn't
make it to see it."
But with a large con-
tingent of Hayes' family,
high school classmates
and Florida A&M repre-
sentatives, including all
four living university pres-
idents, the ceremony took
on an air of forgiveness
About his former
teammate, fellow Hall of
Famer and former
Roger Staubach said, "Bob
Hayes was really, really a
decent caring human being
that had extraordinary
Later Staubach, who
spoke on behalf of Hayes
after the unveiling of
Hayes' bust added, "It's a
real privilege for me to say
thank you, Canton, -thank
you, NFL, thank you,
National Football League
Hall Of Fame for making
sure that this great athlete
who had an impact on the
NFL, is in the Hall of
Hayes Jr. said he felt
his dad smiling down.
"To urs, he's always
been a Hall of Famer," he
said. "I. knew one day it
was going to happen."
He added, "He was
always a big joker, so
maybe he will .say, 'It's
about time y'all. I've been
waiting 30 something
All photos by Juan
Moore / Capital Outlook.
Bob Haves. Jr. and bust
---- -' iSA.
Former FAMU coach Bobby Lang & Family.
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AUGUST 15, 2009
Ask Deanna! Is an advice column Known jor tus
fearless approach to reality-based subjects!
After a few years of dating I decided to leave a relationship and
go back to-an old one. This was a mistake. The woman I went to
lied to me, has a crazy ex-husband and was pregnant when we
got together. I left this relationship immediately and tried to go
back to first woman. She has forgiven me but said she will only
take me back after I have a DNA test. In the meanwhile, she said if she finds someone
else, then it's over. Am I wrong for still wanting her?
Hopeless On-Line Reader
You're a selfish man living in your own fantasy world. You broke up with this woman
for a reason and got more of the drama that caused you to leave in the first place. You're
lucky the first woman didn't skin you like a cat. The universe has a way of righting itself
so you shouldn't be surprised if she decided to take the risk and move on without you.
Regardless of the outcome of the DNA test, you should prepare yourself to be alone or
look for another love.
I broke up with my boyfriend over something silly and now I regret my actions. I
thought he was cheating on me with my best friend but they were actually buying me a
gift. I said some horrible things to both of them and they're not speaking to me. I want
to get back with him but I think he is looking at my friend because she seems more
mature than me. What should I do if they start dating? I know it's my fault but it's going
to tear me apart.
Made ,a Mistake Atlanta, GA
You obviously have trust issues if you can't feel 'secure with your mate or your friends.
Your foolish tongue has caused you to lose your relationship and your friend. The only
thing you can do is apologize to both parties and ask your boyfriend for another chance.
If he says no and goes with your buddy, then you learned a valuable lesson and if they'll
do this in your face, you didn't need them anyway.
I think I'm in a relationship that is one-sided. In the beginning my boyfriend and I
shared a lot, communication was good and we talked about our goals. Now we don't do
anything recreational unless I make a suggestion and pay for everything. I keep trying
to love him, support him and find out what's going on. He won't respond but he won't
be rude nor leave the house. I'm very confused and these mixed signals make it worse.
How do I get through to him?
Going Crazy Toledo, OH
Dear Going Crazy:
Your boyfriend has simply fallen out of love with you. He thinks he's being nice and
respectful but he's really being dishonest with you. He has some pent up feelings and
thoughts that will only come out if you ask direct questions.You should ask him to share
his feelings about the relationship, find out where you stand and if he wants to be with
you. Don't make assumptions but rely on his direct response and actions and be willing
to take the good with the bad.
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x ill be August 20th. 12 Noon to 5 1ill p m.: September 3rd from 10:01110 am 3:00 pm
at Wirnn-Die Pharmac\ on 1351 E Boone A'enue. Kingsland. GA.: and. from
2:-10011 pm 5.00 pm September 4 at Winn-Di\e Pharma%\., 11101 St. Augustine Rd.
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GUiLLAH;GEECHEE NATION INTERNATIONAL MUSIC & MOVEMENT
FESTIVAL"' 2009 Golden Isles Gala -i20 Jul', 2000. Saxannah. GA,
Gullah Geechee Nation) Queen Quet. Cliefless and Head-of-State is the elected and
enstooled leader of the Gullah Geechee Nation. Queen Quet has been the official
spokesperson of the Gullah Geechee Nation for nine \ears. Prior to this. she \ias the
voice that took the threat to the existence of Gullah Geechee culture to the worldd stage
b\ being the first Gullah Geechee person in h listorx to go to the United Nations inl
Genexc. Sw itzerland to speak on behalf of her people. Since that time. the
Gullah Geechee people stood on their human right to self-detennination as a linguis-
tic and ethnic minornt,, and fonned and maintained the Gullah Geechee Nation from
Jackson tille. North Carolina to Jackson'v ille. Florida encompassing all the Sea Islands
and thirty to thlrt--fi'e mile- inland. The Geor-ia coastal region is often called "the
The official fe-istlal, which \\ as founded b\ Queen Quet
and Kwame Sha, will take people on a historic thluree da\
ioulrne I to the Golden Isles August 21-23. 20009. This amni--
al celebration Iighlights authentic presentations of
Gullah Geechec culture b', natives of the Gullali Geechee
S j. aninah,i GA, Frida\. August 21. 20119 at Noon \w ill be
a special ancestral tribute held at the African American stat-
S le on Ri'l er Sticet and the tribute \\ ill continue on the w\\atci
as the attendees piocess o\er to Hutchinson Island \lu ich is
part of the unique Gullah Geechee store. Follo\\ ing the trib-
i ute. a Gullah Geechee Tour of Sa\annah. GA \\ill take
Bruns\x ick, GA-Saturda\.
Gullah Geechee Reunion Da iin
Quet Da'," will begin at [ L
am with aI
hi~ ti r i c
By Ulysses W. Watkins, Jr., M D
GEN E R A L INFORMATION
DEFINITION: A skin cancer tha sprered tos dhei are
of the bod:, prinlm.arilk the 1 mph i ode-. hlici. lung:. and cen-
tril nervous system. Most melanomas begin in a mole oi other
pre-existing skin lesion.
BODY PARTS INVOLVED: Usually in skin of the head, neck, legs, or back. It
appears rarely in the eye, mouth, vagina, or anus.
SEX OR AGE MOST AFFECTED: Adults.
SIGNS & SYMPTOMS: A, flat or slightly raised skin lesion that can be black,
brown, blue, red, white, or a mixture of all colors. Its borders are often irregular and
CAUSES: Uncontrolled growth of cells that gire skin its brownish color
(melanocytes). When the cells grow down into deep skin layers, they invade blood ves-
sels and lymph vessels and are spread to other body parts.
RISK INCREASES WITH: *Moles on the skin. *Occupations or activities
involving excessive sun exposure, such as farming, construction work, athletics, or sun-
I bathing: *Pregnancy. *Genetic factors. This is most common in light-complexioned,
blonde people. It is rare in black people. *Radiation treatment or excessive exposure
to ultraviolet light, as with sun lamps. *Family history of melanoma. *Living in "sun-
belt" areas of the U.S.
HOW TO PREVENT: *Protect yourself from excessive sun exposure. Wear
broad-rimmed hats protective clothing. Use maximum protection sun-block prepara-
tions on exposed skin. This is especially important in the adolescent years. *Examine
your skin, including soles of the feet, regularly for changes in pigmented areas. Ask a
family member to examine your back. See y our doctor about any skin area (especial-
ly brown or black) that becomes multicolored; develops irregular edges or surfaces,
bleeds or changes in any way. See Skin Examination in Appendix. *Community pro-
vided, skin cancer screening clinics available in some areas.
WHAT TO EXPECT: APPROPRIATE HEALTH CARE:
*Doctor's treatment. *Surgery to remove suspicious skin lesions or to remove near-
by lymph glands, if the tumor has spread. Skin graft may be necessary to avoid an
I unsightly scar. (See Melanoma Removal in Surgery section.) *Radiation treatment, if
J the tumor has spread.
*Your own observation of suspicious growths. *Medical history and physical exam
N by a doctor. *Biopsy (see Glossary) of suspicious lesions. The melanoma's depth must
be established to determine appropriate treatment.
| POSSIBLE COMPLICATIONS: Fatal spread to lungs, liver, brain, or other
PROBABLE OUTCOME:Varies greatly. Early melanomas that have not grown
downward are curable with surgical removal. Once the tumor has spread to distant
organs, this condition is currently considered incurable and fatal in a short time.
However, symptoms can be relieved or controlled. Scientific. research into causes and
treatment continues, so there is hope for increasingly effective treatment and cure.
HOW TO TREAT: GENERAL MEASURES: *Once diagnosis is made, get fre-
quent body examinations to check for other lesions. *The more you can learn and
understand about a disease, the more you will be able to make informed decisions about
where to go for your care, the treatments available, the risks involved, side effects of
therapy and expected outcome. *See Resources for Additional Information.
MEDICATION: Your doctor may prescribe anticancer (chemotherapy) drugs.
ACTIVITY: No restrictions expect those involving sun exposure.
DIET: No special diet.
CALL YOUR DOCTOR: *You have symptoms of melanoma. *During treat-
ment, changes occur in another skin area. *New, unexplained symptoms develop.
SDutes used in neatmnent mra, produce side effects
Dr. \\atkins can be heard liie Sundays at 7:05 pm EST on iun.KCOHl-Radio.com. He is
a 33 Mason and Grand Medical Director for the United Supreme Council. S. J. and
Imperial Council (Black Shriners Nationwide) 713-433-4536.
Gullah Geechee Tour of Brunsjw ick, Jekyll. and St. Simon's Islands.
An ancestral tribute will be held at the site of the Wanderer Memorial. The
Wanderer was the last enslavement vessel documented as coming into the Georgia
area of what is no%\ the Gullah Geechee Nation. Gullah.Geechee culture came about
due to the hardships of the greatest crime against humanita-chattel enslavement. Yet.
from hardship came a rich African traditional culture that continues to exist in spite ot
the odds against it The true existence of the culture \ill be represented through the
various artistic, musical. and historic presentations that \\ill take place at Howard
Coffin Park in Brunswick, GA beginning at Noon on Saturda\. The event will end at
this site at 6 pm to allow the attendees to support e% ending acti inies in the area.
Amelia Island, FL-Sunda\. August 23, 2009 at 11 am the participants %\ill depart
GA together in a historic procession into Flonda Man\ Gullah Geechees on the south-
ern coast of Georgia used to cross into Florida for trade, worship, and to connect with
farnil\. This \\ill be the largest faumly recornnection as the group proceeds to Yulee.
Nassau tille. and Anelia Island to conclude %w ith a tribute
to Nla\Vnee "The Beach Lady" Betsch at historic
American Beach. The celebration \ill conclude \with a tra-
ditional worship service at Little Nit. Oli\e, drumming.
ancestral tributes, and tributes through the spirituals. "The
Beach Lady" is one of the sacred ancestors of the
Gullah Geechee Nation and \\as one of the first to be
placed in thile Gullah Geechee Nation Hall of Fame The
additional Hall of Famers will be announced on Saturday
at the e\ ents in Brutns\% ick. GA. Y
The craft artisans are also nati es of the area and peo-, ,
ple learn from them the traditions behind the crafts before '
purchasing the items. Books, CDs. and Gullah Geechee
cuisine are also a part of the "Liling Marketplace" that
\ ill be in Bruns%\ ick and American Beach.
Founders of the exent. Queen Quet. Chiefiess of the
Gullah Geechee Nation and K\Iame Sha of All Nlobile Sharon Simmons .
Productions"' ( AlPe" Ge would like to
nix lie \ou to come out and share the cul-
ture of \oui conlltilit\ or reconnect
witlh Nour culture if you are
Gullah Geechee For more details
including group discounts call (8431
83S-1171 or e-mail I:
CIureI jai'n de lamlee plu, de Goldenm
Isles! E gwine be a time!
Darien Geechee Showers
. Inmerican Beach
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DaYLlean and Qneen Qnel
From Actual Police Reports
Did You Hear About?...
lMarch 21st thru April 19th
This week you'll be rarin' to go, thanks to
the placement of your ruler Mars in
active Gemini. You won't be able to
dance around the obstacles you
encounter on Monday, as Mars squares
formidable Saturn. You'll be able to state
your feelings regarding a matter that con-
cerns both you and someone you are
close to this weekend. High spirits will
be in full motion for you, as the Moon in
peppy Gemini conjuncts Mars in your
sector of self-expression.
_J ]April 20th thru May 20th
You won't want to stray from your own
backyard this week, Taurus The Moon
in mellow Taurus sextiles your ruling
planet Venus in domestic Cancer on
Thursday, so try not to become a couch
potato! Friday you'll have to boot a
houseguest from his or her perch at your
kitchen table, or buy more groceries.
You were too quick to offer sanctuary to
a friend or family member, and now this
person is in no hurry to vacate your
I l I May 21st thru June 21st
Monday, Mars in Gemini in your sector
of self squares Saturn in Virgo, and you
discover that you have made a mistake in
your new life's blueprint. Yes, you are
ready for a fresh start; however, it's a
good-time to take stock of what is really
bothering you, and work toward resolv-
ing your underlying life issues. Friday,
the magical Moon enters Gemini in your
zone of personality, and you will experi-
ence a personal power day. Make a big
r i + CANCER
-..- June 22nd thru July 22nd
You'll undergo a rapid transition from
anger to wistfulness back to anger again
on Monday,.as the Moon, your ruler, is in
fiery Aries square Venus in sensitive
Cancer in your sector of self. Remember
to be selective in the people you choose
to associate with on Thursday, as the
Moon in Taurus in your sector of friends,
groups, and associations trines Saturn in
Virgo You will reflect on the qualities
that you want and need your friends to
July 23rd thru Aug 22nd
Monday you need to be realistic about
who you really are, Leo as Mars in your
sector of your hopes, wishes, and dreams
squares stern Saturn. You have a tenden-
cy to view yourself as a character in an
adventure novel or romantic movie, but
practicality is in order for you this week.
Don't offer to solve an associate's prob-
'lems on Friday, as the Sun in extravagant
Leo is opposite excessive Jupiter in
Aquarius. You may be tempted to over-
Aug 23rd thru Sept 22nd
You could win a prize as the Zodiac
Sign that devotes the most hours to
volunteer work, Virgo Monday you,
may stress out due to the needs of
others, and reach your breaking
point as Mars squares Saturn in
Virgo in your sector of self. Step
back, and devote some care to your-
self this week! You take up the reins
of a community project that you
have interest in on Saturday, as you
get back in your regular daily rou-
I N I
,.Z Sept 23rd thru Oct 22nd
You have a serene temperament, courtesy
of your personal Zodiac Sign of the
Scales. Monday, as the Moon in aggres-
sive Aries is square your ruling planet
Venus in Cancer, you will not be in the
mood to be conciliatory toward others.
Quite a change for you! You resolve a
family matter with your in-laws on
Thursday. A legal issue settles in your
favor. It's possible that an opportunity to
continue your education will open up for
you later this week.
J Oct 23rd thru No% 21st
You have a savvy brain, Scorpio, and
you are certainly the most intense Zodiac
Sign in the Cosmos. Tuesday, the Moon
in gung-ho Aries in your sector of daily
routine sextiles Mars in Gemini and
you will put your affairs in order very
efficiently. Friday, your no-nonsense
approach will carry over to your home
life with your family. A relative's actions
are disrupting the harmonic flow of your
household, and you'll put that situation
to rest very quickly this weekend.
Nov 22nd thru Dec 21st
Monday you will have some difficult
moments with a friend. Your associate
may lecture you, and you'll have to listen
to what he or she has to say. Consider if
your associate has a point before you dis-
count his or her remarks. Make sure you
have the resources before you make any
grandiose plans on Friday. The Sun is
opposite your ruler Jupiter in your sector
of your mind and imagination, and your
head may be lost in the clouds.
^ Dec 22nd thru Jan 19th
Saturn, the planet of order and control, is
your ruler, and you enjoy planning your
life; however, you don't enjoy being
taken by surprise! You encounter an
event that will encourage you- to throw
your schedule out the window on
Monday. It's time to juice up your spon-
taneity vibe! You are at a turning point in
many ways this week.. You'll reassess
your goals and dreams on Friday, as the
Sun in Leo opposes Jupiter in your sec-
tor of values..
S. Jan 20th thru Feb 18th
Tuesday, the Moon in enthusiastic Aries
sextiles Neptune in Aquarius in your sec-
tor of self, and you'll feel as if you could
accomplish anything you want to! You
start your week off on a sparkly note,
and your positive optimism will carry
you along no matter what issues or
events you encounter. You'll run into a
naysayer who will do everything possi-
ble to dampen your dreams and hopes
for yourself on Friday. Make sure you
stay away from this individual!
.. Feb 19th thru March 20th
At times you try too hard to be
understanding of others, Pisces, due
to your kind heart. You may find
yourself dealing with someone who
does not view you as a friend, but as
a foe, this week, and you'll need to
face that fact! Mars squares Saturn in
your sector of rivals and competitors
on Monday, and someone you know
wants to challenge you. A new
endeavor will bring a bundle of new
associates over your way this week-
- ', *' -~-Jim
August 10, 2009 August 16, 2009
EDI TOR'S NO TE
All suspects are deeined innocent unless proven guilty in a court of lant The
Slteriff'!v Office reports are a matter qfpUblic record. The Star se eks to edu-
cate the community in the hope of keeping our community saft.
BULGE IN PANTS
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then attempted to stop the suspect but he
continued to ride his bike approximate-
ly 200 feet away from where police first
observed him. After several verbal com-
mands to stop, the suspect finally com-
plied, and the officer made contact with
him. Police asked the suspect if he had
any weapons or drugs on him and he
stated "no." Police then asked the sus-
pect for consent to search him for
weapons and drugs which he agreed to.
In the suspect's right front pocket police
found a large; roll of approximately
$406.00. Then they felt a bulge in,
between the suspect's pants and his
underwear in the middle of his waist-
line. As they attempted to grab the
bulge the suspect snatched away caus-
ing the two officers to take the suspect
to the ground. The suspect continued to
struggle and refused to comply with
verbal coinmands to place his hands
behind his back. After a brief struggle
the suspect was arrested and transported
to the station.
The bulge in the suspect's waist line
turned out to be a baggie of crack
Police Officers were dispatched to 7871
Austin Rd. in reference to a dispute.
Upon arrival, Police met with Ms. L
(victim) who said that her neighbor, S
(suspect) attempted to run her down
with his vehicle. The victim said that
she had just got done walking her dog
with her friend, NMs. H (witness). She
said that she saw the vehicle make a "u-
turn" and drove back on the city ease-
ment towards her. The victim's mailbox
is located on the city easement which is
directly in front of the victim's resti-
dence. The victim said that she hurried
out of the %av of the vehicle which
drove past her. She said that she saw the
suspect driving the vehicle. She said
that the suspect said. "no one's watch-
ing you know you "b**nc and drove
away. Furthennrmore, the victim said that
the suspect drove the vehicle back
around and right past the victim saying
"I know where you work b***h, I'll get
you back." The victim alsosaid that
there has been a prior dispute between
her and an unknown friend of the sus-
pect. Police spoke with Ms. H (witness)
via telephone. She made the same state-
ment as the victim in reference to the
vehicle. In addition, witness H who
does not know the suspect said that she
heard the suspect call the victim a
"b***h." Witness H said that when the
vehicle came back around and drove
past the victim, she heard the suspect
say to the victims "I'm coming to your
job and I'll meet Nou at the golf course
b**h," before dri\ ing off. Police spoke
with the victim's neighbor. Mr. S (wit-
ness) who did not observe the vehicle
attempting to strike the victim.
However, witness S said that he did see
the suspect drive the vehicle past the
victim saying "I know where you w\ ork
b***h and I'll get you back." He said
that the suspect drove away. A check of
the tag. re\ ealed that the vehicle
belonged to Mr. J subjectt. The efforts
through the officer to make contact with
Mr. J were negative. He observed that
the street lighting in the area was not
poorly lit. The officer also observed
what appeared to be tire marks on the
city easement w here the victim said that
the vehicle dro\ e on towards her. There
were no visible injuries to the victim.
The officer will attempt to make contact
with the suspect and Mr. J. Police patrol
will follow up.
The Crime Free Housing Unit was
patrolling the Eureka Gardens
Apartments and surrounding area.
While on patrol, the incident vehicle
was observed being operated with an
expired license tag. A traffic stop was
conducted and the driver was detained.
The investigation revealed that the driv-
er did not have a valid driver's license
as it w as suspended since 2006. He \was
subsequently arrested and secured with-
A search of the vehicle incident to the
driver's arrest revealed the listed shot-
gun. The firearm was on the passenger
side in between the kick panel and door
frame.' Additionally live ammunition
was found in the weapon and in the
All of the subject's in the vehicle were
detained pending further investigation.
The listed suspect %was interviewed sep-
arately. He advised that he had no
knowledge of the firearm being in the
vehicle. He went on to say the other
occupants of the vehicle must have
pushed it underneath his seat. He fur-
ther stated that if the other occupants of
the vehicle said that it was his, then they
were lying. He informed the officers
that he is a convicted felon and knows
that he is not supposed to be near any
firearms.Twvo of the other passengers in
the vehicle were juveniles. None of the
suspect's would offer any information
as to how the firearm found its way into
the vehicle or who \\as responsible for
it. A check through records and identi-
fication revealed that this suspect was
convicted of grand theft before. The
listed firearm was preserved as evidence
and transported to the property room.
The listed vehicle was removed from
the scene and the case was cleared by
PlAd ULDH-4 TEST
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AUGUST 15. 2009
Jaguars Prepare for Pre-Season 4i-
Opener Against the Dolphins .
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H 'The Jaguar;s continue to pre-
pare for their first preseason game
0Monday night in Miamni against
Coach Jack Del Rio said
Wednesday that there's been no
shift m their planned evaluations
Mike Bonts during the game or will they do
Sports Editor any game planning.
"We'll play them later in the year, so obviously we'll
take a good hard look at what we are able to accomplish
just running our system. I would anticipate they would
approach it similarly," Del Rio said.
Monday night will be a chance for young players like
Jarrett Dillard and Tiquan Underwood to show consistent
play according to Del Rio.
"It's all about our football team. It's about us going out
and putting the best product we can, to be able to win
games. So right now we have the young guys who are
very much in the mix that haven't proven anything and
they will get their first chance Monday night. How you
practice says one thing about you. How you show up in a
game says another," Del Rio explained.
He added that will be very important for a younger
player to take advantage of the opportunity.
Del Rio said that he thought the Dolphins won the bat-
tle in the trenches last year, and that's something he will
monitor closely Monday night.
In Miami rookie cornerback Vontae Davis got to work
with the first team defense for the first time as veteran
Will Allen was given a chance to rest his sore groin.
Coach Tony Sparano cited the fact that Allen doesn't play
on special teams and this was primarily a special teams
practice as a reason for giving Allen a breather.
Two players Sparano has made a point of singling out
are running back. Patrick Cobbs and nose tackle Paul
"It's going to be really hard for me to give that guy up,"
he said of Cobbs. "I really like Pat Cobbs as a player. I like
what he brings to the table for our football team and I
think people coming in here having to compete with
Cobbs, they have an all-day sucker when they do that."
As for Soliai, Sparano likes the fact that he came into
camp in better shape and did a nice job keeping his body
The Jaguars and Dolphins meet at 7:30 p.m. at Land
INJUR\ BUG -Recei'er lMike Walker is being held out
of practice because of an ankle injury. \\alker injured his
ankle during Saturday night's scrimmage Del Rio said
Walker but should be back b\ the end of the week. He is
questionable \Walker to pla\ at Miami
Running back Chaunce \VWashington i concussion and
linebacker Russell Allen (foot blister) also missed prac-
"I think they are all serious," Del Rio said of
Washington's concussion. Anytime you are talking about
the brain, I don't want to mess with it."
Safety Reggie Nelson left practice after getting hit in
the chest. The good news is that rookie receiver Mike
Thomas (hamstring) returned to practice on a limited
ROSTER MOVES -The Jaguars signed rookie run-
ning back Josh Vaughan and waived/injured center Drew
Miller. Miller was injured in the Jaguars' scrimmage
Vaughan, 6-0, 232, was originally signed by Tampa
Bay as an undrafted rookie on April 30 and was waived on
Aug. 7. He was a four-year letterman at Richmond, fin-
ishing with 3,339 rushing yards and 34 touchdowns.
In 2008, he played a major role in the school winning
its first Division I FCS National Championship. He led
the team in rushing with 1,844 yards on 355 carries with
20 touchdowns. He was named first-team All-CAA.
Jacksonville claimed and was awarded rookie defen-
sive back Don Carey off waivers from the Cleveland
Browns. Carey, 5-11, 192, was selected in the sixth round
(177th overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft by the Browns and
was waived on Aug. 6.
He was a four-year starter at Norfolk State where he
played safety and cornerback. He finished with five inter-
ceptions as a senior and garnered All-MEAC honors as a
junior and senior. He played in the
East-West Shrine Game following
his senior season.
The Jaguars waived rookie
defensive back Mesphin Forrester.
KEEPING RAJI AWAY FROM ." -
PACK? -According to Chris ,
Mascaro of NY Newsday, B.J.
Raji, the defensive tackle who was; Rosie Sheppard lefti
selected ninth overall in the draft enjoy the pre-scrimmag
by the Packers, has reportedly left loer activities on aturda
y~(Florida Star photo by.
Action during Saturday night's scrimmage. Below:
Autographs for the fans afterwards. (Florida Star photos
by Nancy Beecher)
tract negotia- .
Russ Ball of ...a..a s
First, and. the
up in negotiations is Eugene Monroe, the offensive tackle
who was selected one spot ahead of Raji by the Jaguars
and has yet to sign. Jacksonville was the last team to sign
its first-round pick last season, as Derrick Harvey held out
for 33 days before a pact was signed.
Raji is the only holdout of the five players represented
by Athletes First who were taken in the first round, which
includes Jets' QB Mark Sanchez.
Leaying Green Bay is considered a ploy to make the
Packers know they mean business and who knows, it
just might work. Last season Ryan Grant held out for
seven days during the whole Brett Favre circus and lie
ended up getting a pretty nice deal.
and Felicia Jones
ge VIP ticket hold-
ay and the stadium.
Attending the Jaguars' Season
Ticketholder_ 17P reception during
Saturday nighl's scrimmage at Jacksonville
Municipal Stadium were Harvey Harper
(left), Horatio Brown and Jimmie Harper.
(Florida Star photo by Nancy Beecher)
J.- -3 RC IN THE COMMUNITY -
Jaguars Help Kids Get Ready For School
By FRED WITT
The Florida Star
Jacksonville Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-
Drew and his foundation held a special back-to-school
event for more than 200 area children at the practice
fields near Jacksonville Municipal Stadium..
The children were invited from the Police Athletic Jones-Drew_Maurice LewisMarcedes
League, Sulzbacher Center, Jacksonville Children's
Commission and St. Augustine Homeless Coalition.
Jones-Drew along with his mother, Andrea, and several members of his family distributed the back-
Each child received a Reebok backpack filled with notebooks, pens, pencils and other items supplied
by Winn-Dixie. Allied Veterans is donating 400 tickets (two to each child) to the Jaguars regular season
home opener against Arizona on Sunday, Sept. 20.
"I can't thank the sponsors enough for helping out the foundation with this event," Jones-Drew said.
"It goes to show what we can do when everybody comes together for a good cause. School is starting back
up and these kids are in need of school supplies. It's also a great opportunity for the kids to get to attend
an NFL game."
Jones-Drew has been actively involved in the community since joining the Jaguars in 2006.
He established the Maurice Jones-Drew Foundation earlier this year to help youth-focused organiza-
tions. He has hosted a football camp for youth the last three years in Jacksonville and has also held camps
in his hometown of Antioch, Calif.
Jones-Drew donated 100 sets of Reebok shoes, gloves and compression shirts to members of the
Andrew Jackson High School varsity football team.
Each player also received a special shirt that will be worn to school on game days. In addition, each
member of the coaching staff received a Reebok jacket.
Pashos treats children to school supplies
Pashos distributed 50 backpacks full of school supplies to children from the 4th Judicial Court
Guardian Ad Litem Program.
Each backpack contains a $50 gift card to a local clothing store, pencils, pens, binder and notebooks
among other items.
Pashos founded the Pashos' Pals program in November of 2007 with children from Guardian Ad
Litem in Jacksonville, an organization that speaks for the best interests of abused, abandoned and neglect-
ed children in the court. The organization promotes and supports quality volunteer representation for chil-
dren to provide each child a safe, permanent, nurturing home.
"This is just another aspect of what we are doing with the Pashos Pals program," Pashos said. "I iave
really enjoyed getting to meet these children over the past two years and showing them opportunities that
exist for them when they get older. It's been very rewarding for me personally to see them grow as peo-
ple. It's about spending time with each child one-on-one, showing them you care and we have been able
to accomplish that with this program."
Lewis honored as Morgan Stanley Community Leader
Tight end Marcedes Lewis has been named the Jacksonville Jaguars/Morgan Stanley Smith-Barney
Community Leader of the Year for 2008.
As a result, the Jacksonville Humane Society received a $6,000 check on Lewis' behalf from team
sponsor Morgan Stanley.
Lewis was one of four players receiving consideration for their commitment to community involve-
The other players were offensive tackle Tony Pashos, defensive end Quentin Groves and a group of
the Jaguars' linebackers (Daryl Smith, Clint Ingram, Justin Durant, Tim Shaw, Brian Iwuh). The four play-
ers were named monthly winners last season, previously directing $1,000 donations to local non-profits.
Lewis established a relationship with the Humane Society by making frequent visits. Lewis spoke to
a group of children participating in Camp Kindness, a camp aimed to teach children the importance of
respecting animals and also the proper way to care of their pets. He plans to make visits throughout the
2009 season to continue his support.
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SPORTS BRIEFS -
Magic To Open Preseason In Dallas On October 5th
From The Florida Star
The Orlando,Magic will open the 2009-10 preseason on Monday. Oct. 5
at Dallas. The first home preseason game will take place on Wednesday. Oct.
7 against Miami. Tip-off is 7 p.m. The Magic \\ill play a total of eight presea-
son games, including four at Amway Arena Oct. 9 against Houston, Oct. 21
against Indiana, Oct. 23, against Atlanta. Orlando's game on Oct. 23 against
Atlanta will-be.nationally televised by ESPN (8 p.m. tip-off).
The Magic will also play four preseason games on the road, including
Oct.. 13 at the Charles Koch Arena in Wichita, Kansas against, the New
Orleans Hornets. Orlando's other road outings willbe Oct. 12 at Memphis
and Oct. 19 at Chicago. .
Orlando opens training camp on Sept. 29 at the team's training facility, the
RDV Sportsplex. The Magic's complete schedule is available through their
official website: orlandomagic.com.
The Magic's broadcast schedule will be released at a later date. Orlando
opens its regular season on Oct. 28 at home against Philadelphia.
GRAMBLING STATE GETS READY FOR FOOTBALL
Tickets are on sale for the upcoming 2009 home football season. The
Tigers will have four home games at Robinson Stadium. The G-Men will face
Northwestern Slate Sept. 12, Alabama A&M Oct. 10, Homecoming against
Mississippi Valley on Oct. 31 and a nationally televised game against Texas
Southern on Nov. 12. For more ticket information call 318-274-2625 or go to
the website now at www.gsutigers.com.
RATTLERS PICKED 2ND IN MEAC POLL .
The FAMU Rattler Football team was picked to finish second in the 2009
Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Preseason Football Poll of league coaches
and sports information directors announced.
Defending champion South Carolina State, led by running back William
Ford, the reigning Qffensive Player of the Year from 2008, was picked to
defend their title.
Forecast to finish in order behind SCSU and FAMU were Hampton,
Bethune-Cookman, Norfolk State, Morgan State, Delaware State. North
Carolina A&T and Howard University.
WILDCATS OPEN PRESEASON WITH FOOTBALL DRILLS
The Bethune-Cookman University football will be preparing for the 85th
season of intercollegiate football at B-CU with the 2009 home opener set for
Sept. 5, 4 p.m. against Shaw University.
"This football team that we have coming back is ready to challenge all the
team goals we have set," said 13th-year B-CU Head Football Coach Alvin
Wyatt, Sr. -
The Wildcats were 8-3 in 2008 and had a 5-3 MEAC record to tie for sec-
ond place in the conference.
"We will have our team ready they will be refreshed and ready for the
2009 season," said Wyatt at last week's MEAC Football Luncheon in
Newport News, Virginia.
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August 15, 2009
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The Star *
Former Broadway Performer Gives New Meaning to "Hip Hop"
Jacksonville Youth Explore School and Career Goals
S,' "'- for the upcoming school year and
S beyond the classroom.
400-%..Throughout 12 two-hour ses-
4.,sions, participants focus on five
units that revolve around of self
awareness, goal setting, character
development, integrity, and persist-
i A ,\ --ence.
"The real mission of the pro-
gram is to stress the importance of
having a positive attitude about
yourself, then you can be able to
extend that kindness to those around
you. The spirit becomes contagious," says Burrough,
Director. "Our goal is to create an atmosphere of self-
lessness and have that act trickle down from the teach-
ers to the students, then have the students take the atti-
tude back to their communities."
Although the program is held in a theatre set-
ting, participants range from future singers and actors,
to journalists and police officers.
"Honestly, when I first heard the name, I fig-
ured it was some kind of hip hop dance class, but sur-
prisingly, it was nothing of the sort," says Hip Hopper
Nuri H. Sami, 16, who has a passion for music.*
"During this journey, I have gained many insights on
my goals, such as having a 'plan A and B,'.and a 10
And to make the 10 year plan more tangible,
Auntie Roz pairs each participant with a "hip consult-
ant" or a professional who is in the area in which the
Hip Hopper aspires.
by Jamilla L. Howard
What do you think of when you hear "hip
hop?" Do rappers with huge chains, quick lyrics,
intense beats, expressive dances, and maybe even
saggy pants invade your thoughts? We know that hip
hop music listeners are the most sought out demo-
graphic today. Armed with that information and her
passion for music,. former Broadway performer
Roslyn Burrough, affectionately known as "Auntie
Roz," brought together over a dozen Jacksonville stu-
dents from different walks of life to infuse a different
connotation to the musical technique. Collectively,
they make up the H.I.P H.O.P. Shop or Hip Inner
People Help Other People.
As America continues to live in this "Age of
Obama," Burrough is taking advantage of the "yes we
can" attitude and uses the Hip Hop Shop to position
middle and high school students on a path of self-dis-
covery. The summer program allows them to set goals
"...the Auntie Roz 'Up Close and Personal
Show' was a major contribution for me because I had
the opportunity to meet two men in my field of inter-
est. ,They both were [from. the] Jacksonville Sheriff's
Office, and I learned a lot from them," says Hip
Hopper Brain Perry, 15. "They supplied the informa-
tion that I had always wanted to ask police offi-
cer... and I would love to thank Officers Knudsen,
McCall and Auntie Roz for their help."
The sessions are held at the Museum of
Contemporary Art (MOCA) in downtown
Jacksonville. In a theatre setting, Auntie Roz uses per-
formance art techniques to help Hip Hoppers develop
self esteem and enhance the sense of responsibility,
demonstrate the need for perseverance and the bene-
fits of good character.
"One of my favorite lessons was the one when
Mr. Rod Brown from the Florida State Health
Department came and talked to us. I really liked the
lesson because the grades ahead of me are going to be
really tough with all the kids pressuring me to have
sex," says Hip Hopper Nakia Jefferson, 11, who wish-
es to pursue a career in Veterinary Medicine.
Auntie Roz is no stranger to the stage. She has appeared
in 17 Broadway musicals, receiving special recognition for her
performances in The Wiz, Showboat, The Sound of Music, and
Porgy and Bess. She has also performed concerts around the
world and recorded jazz, and spiritual albums. Off the stage,
Roslyn Burrough received her Bachelor of Science Degree in
Elementary Education at Morris Brown College in Atlanta,
Georgia. Burrough is also an author and featured singer with
Silver Burdett Ginn music textbook series.
To learn more about The Auntie Roz HI.P. H.O.P. Shop,
please visit www.auntieroz.com.
City Kids Exhibition Celebrates Creativity and
Jacksonv ille. FL
-Pulsing with bold
lines and h mid colors
16 \ear old Jeroine's
patriotic depiction of
Americans m; arching
for solidaritN and ci\ il
Sexciting orks no\ on
di spla at the City
Kids Art Factory
ICKAF) On August
15. 2000 the w%'orks of
we a in n e [
will be on display at
the CKAF Gallery
located at 1801 North
Jerome Robinson, City Kids Art Factory The paintings, sculptures,
photographs mixed media
works and more are the
culmination of 10-weeks of immersion in fine-art education. This experience is
possible through the support of community partners like Comcast Cable.
This year the Comcast Cable Community Investment Grant program
awarded the City Kids Art Factory (CKAF) $3,000 to support the Durkeeville-
based non-profit. "Businesses helping programs like ours is a wonderful thing,"
says budding artist Jerome. "This helps kids like us learn to open our imaginations
so we can express ourselves to other people."
Jerome, now in high school, says he is confident that the six years he's
spent in the CKAF program developing his contemporary style will give him a
valuable leg uip when he applies to colleges. That's because CKAF is more than an
arts and crafts program. Created in 1997, CKAF is dedicated to providing excep-
tional art education and fostering experiences that support the artistic development
of youth ages 8-17 years. The goal is to encourage interest in the arts while provid-
ing professional visual arts instruction in a location central to the community.
"Arts in the Summer" provides 10 weeks "of fine art instruction including
drawing, painting, sculpture, art history, museum and gallery tours and even lec-
tures by professionals in the industry. Using the arts to broaden their horizons par-
ticipants like Jerome also develop practical skills such as discipline, goal setting
and creative problem solving.
Students have spent this summer developing individual portfolios including
works like the acrylic on canvas created by Jerome. The "Arts in the Summer" pro-
gram culminates in a gallery show of student works during which Comcast Cable
will receive formal recognition for the company's contributions to City Kids Art
The CKAF "Arts in the Summer" exhibition is scheduled for August 15,
2009. The exhibition is free and open to the public from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00
City Kids Art Factory also receives funding .from the Cultural Council of
Greater Jacksonville, the City of Jacksonville, EMMW Legacy Fund, the
Community Foundation, the Winn Dixie Foundation and the Rotary Club of South
For more information about the City Kids Art Factory or the Comcast Cable
Community Investment Grant contact: Gregory Owens, (904) 355- 2523; Tiffany
Rodriquez (904) 463-0490, firstname.lastname@example.org -OR- Ann Carter Murphy,
Director of Governmental Affairs, Comcast Cable (904) 374-7505
-. -.--, -16 Year Old Golfer- .---
By: Jamarcus Jackson teen reporter
0 S for the Florida and Georgia star
,. To become great in a sport you
S ih, have to practice, work hard and
practice some more, which is what
16 year old golfer Kelly Allen does.
Born in Erlanger, Kentucky, Kelly has
been playing golf for seven years.
) He practices at First Tee of
Jacksonville and is currently a junior
at Robert E. Lee high school.
Growing up Kelly loved to watch his
father and grandfather play, when he
was three Kelly got his own plastic
S_ clubs and has been swinging ever
,.- since. Kelly Allen is the captain and
S- leader of his high school golf team
and a two-year letterman junior
golfer with a 4.4 handicap. While being very active in improving his golf
swing, Kelly maintains a 3.6 GPA making him a great role model for other
young players. With goals of becoming a professional golfer in the future,
Kelly intends to study engineering. He continues to advance his gametby
staying fit and healthy with the help of his personal trainer Melinda Henry
from ABz-Solute Fitness, also located in Jacksonville, FL.
Kelly's skill has him playing in many places including the Wal-Mart
first tee open selection process in Pebble Beach, Arkansas. It is a multi-
cultural event where teens 18 and under play and have a good time. Kelly
loves to play golf and hopes to pursue it as a career and play in the PGA
tour. His favorite golfer is Tiger Woods. When I spoke to Terry Allen,.
Kelly's dad, he stated "Kelly loves the game and has a true passion for
playing. Kelly has been playing for some time and I'm glad to be there
and cheer him on". This reporter is a schoolmate, with Kelly, and believes
he is a talented young man and has a great future ahead of him. In addi-
tion I talked to Ms. Pepper Peete, executive director for first tee of
Jacksonville, who explained how, "he is a great player and has great work
ethics, Kelly is a great representive for first tee of Jacksonville and has
been with the program since 7 years of age".
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Florida to host
Golf at Indigo
Lakes on August
local and national
donors to support
r U? v] / "T l0,q B E A WEST PALM
1 W1 Q B BEACH
RAFFLE -Through the gen-
Saturday, erosity of Indigo
August 15th Lakes Golf Club,
From 11:00 am -2:00p Operation
723 W. 4th Street Homefront will
benefit 'from the
Don't Miss Out Celebrity Am Golf
On ALL THE FUN tournament to
raise money for
Sign Ups for Florida Kidcare and emergency sup-
Sign Ups for Florida Kidcare and port and morale of
Registration for after school programs Florida's military,
will be available their families and
golfers will be joined by sports celebrities all supporting a good cause, including:
Sam McDowell 6 Time All-Star MLB, Mike Cuellar 4 Time All-Star & 1969 Cy
Young Award Winner MLB, Dave Campbell MLB, Dennis Rasmussen -. MLB,
Steve Pisarkiewicz NFL St. Louis Cardinals 1977 1st Round Draft Pick, for-
mer Tampa Bay Buccaneer Leon Bright and others.
"We are truly excited to be a part of the 1st Annual Operation Homefront
Celebrity Pro-Am. Allowing our Club to assist our young men and women in the
armed forces is not only an obligation, but a fulfilling way to give back to the com-
munity" said Corey Hamlin, PGA General Manager of Indigo Lakes Golf Club.
While the nonprofit organization flexibly addresses nearly any need, typical
cases include auto and home repairs, financial assistance in emergency situations,
and advocacy when facing mortgage foreclosure.
"Operation Homefront- Florida is proud to be part of an organization that
has helped over 65,000 military families across the United States; we recognize the
needs of our military families which will continue to grow, as 4000 troops from
Florida are deployed in the coming months. Indigo Lakes has stepped up to help
meet this need, and we are grateful for this opportunity and their support" said Chad
The Keep Kids Drug Free
September Recover' Month event at
Metro Park is in observance of the
20th annual SAMHSA National
Alcohol and DrugAddiction
Recovery Month initiative.
Join us in celebrating those
individuals and their families who are
fighting and winning one of the
hardest battles there is recovery
from alcohol, drugs or other
Check the State Website:
This is a CommunityDrh en Event
* Join Our Planning Com miltee
* Be a Sponsor (donations are tax deductible)
* Be a Vendor--Health Screenings, Resources,
* Small Businesses Welcome-Jewelry, Crafts,
Help Make it a Day of Learning and Support
Help Make it a Fun Day!
For more information:
The Keep Kids Drug Free (KKDF) Regional Prevention Center
is a part of Gateway Community Services, Inc. which is a not-for-profit
,, M I isI I
Ragland, Board Chairman.
Some of the organizations that are helping sponsor the Golf Tournament
include, Ovations Food Services, Jim Beam, Budweiser, WDSC Public
Broadcasting Channel 15, Fox 35 Orlando, Marriott Daytona Beach Courtyard and
Residence Inn, and Indigo Lakes Golf Club.
To register, arrange individual or corporate donations or for more informa-
tion, visit www.operationhomefront.net/florida. In Otmond Beach, contact Julian
G. Cantillo, at 386-569-1174 or via Email: email@example.com ; in
Daytona Beach, Corey Hamlin, General Manager at Indigo Lakes Golf Club at
386-254-3699 or via Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
About Operation Homefront & Homefrontonline.com
Operation Homefront provides emergency assistance and morale to our troops, to
the families they leave behind, and to wounded warriors when they return home. A
nonprofit 501(c) (3), Operation Homefront has served more than 65,000 military
families with the help of 4,500 volunteers in 30 chapters nationwide. Operation
Homefront also hosts the Web community Operation Homefront Online,
www.homefrontonlirie.com. For more information, please visit
To learn more about volunteer opportunities in Florida, please contact
Kathleen Ragland by phone at 561-846-2614.
Seventh Annual Family Literacy Fair Sept. 19 at Florida State
College at Jacksonville North Campus
Encouraging the love and joy of reading with free activities, books and
Florida State College at Jacksonville is presenting its Seventh
Annual Famnily Literacy Fair for residents of Duval and Nassau counties at
the College's North Campus, 4501 Capper Road in Jacksonville (1-95 to
Dunn Ave. or 1-295 to Dunn Ave.). The Fair is scheduled for Sept. 19, from
10 a.m.-2 p.m. It is free and open to the public.
The Fair will feature interactive games and music, face painting,
JSO equipment, Mr. Wizard, music, storytelling,.games, prizes and surpris-
es. There will be live performances and demonstrations by an illusionist, a
ventriloquist, and book characters, as well as the opportunity to take a
reading-level assessment. A dental presentation and vision screening will
be available. Lunch will be provided.
For more information call 904-766-6553.
Florida State College at Jacksonville is accredited by the
Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and
Schools to award the baccalaureate degree and the associate degree.
Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur,
Georgia 30033-4097; or call 404-679-4501 for questions about the accred-
itation of Florida State College at Jacksonville.
JOIN US FOR THE KEEP KIDS DRUG FREE SEPTEMBER
EVENT AT METRO PARK
THIS IS IN OBSERVANCE OF SAMHSA's (Substance Abuse Mental
Health Services Association)
NATIONAL ALCOHOL AND DRUG ADDICTION RECOVERY MONTH
METRO PARK, SEPTEMBER 19, 2009
10am to 5pm
FRE TE T70HE PUBLC
"Ride For Recovery" Motorcycle Mystery Ride
Registration starts 9.19.09 8:30 am at Westside AA Club 4615
$20 per bike $5 per passenger
Come out and Support Our Local Businesses
Live Entertainment- XODUS-Celinda Pink's Blues Band-Billie
Holiday & more
Kid's Zone-Bouncy House-Face Painting--& More
Youth Art Exhibit
Free Health Screenings
Freda Colley 904-493-5423
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August 15 2009
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AUGUST 15, 2009
Change Your Life.
You have the power to
change your future. And
you can do it right here at
Florida State College at
Jacksonvile. To learn
about employment oppor-
tunities that are available
please visit our website at
New CH&A, Cable,.
Nears Kings & Myrtle
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Workforce Investment Act
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WorkSource had posted a
draft of the WIA 2 Year Plan
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om is through September 14,
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