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Crime Does Pay-But to Whom?
Man Shot and Killed as Suspect for Armed Robbery; Four
Arrested for Robbery; Pizza Hut Murder Suspect Arrested
Antonio Devel Harvey Blank Antwan Troy Mann, DeVonta James Fuller,
Kendrick, Robbery Mann, rob- robbery Mayberry, Pizza Hut
shot by Suspect bery robbery Murder
Three Arrested in Shooting Death of Brunswick Man;
Teen Charged in Senior's Beating Death in Detroit
Katilius Middlebrooks and Christopher Clarence Jones, 86 and
Deanthony Davis Young suspect, Eugene
Florida Ranks #1 in Hate Crimes;
Girl, 8, Found Buried Alive in Landfill in Lake Worth, Florida
Thunder Collins, Former Nebraska RB, Convicted of 1st
Degree Murder; Other Sports Figures in Trouble
There is so much shooting and killings in the Black
Community and most of us are worried about when is it going
to stop and what can we do to stop it.
It has been reported that drug use is up. Is there any wonder?
To the left is Thunder Collins, a former Nebraska running
back who has been charged with first-degree attempted, sec-
ond-degree assault and three counts of weapons charges. Our
youth have looked up to sports figures. This month, Tony Fein
Thunder Collins of the Baltimore Ravens, Titans' Chris Davis, Kurt Angle, an
Olympic gold medalist heavyweight and many more have also
been charged with a criminal act. Above, all of the'
crimes committed were very serious and for little Crime Continued A-7
Wheel of Justice
The wheel landed on Joseph Morris.
$100,000 bond. Please help find him.
IJoshua Harvey Sexual
Battery on a Juvenile (left)
Sherika Hamilton (right)
Karenna Robinson -(bottom)
a Both committing armed rob-
All 3 were on wheel last
week. You got them caught
Thank you for your help in stopping crime in the com-
munity. If you have information, call 1-866-845-TIPS
Tyra Banks Removing all Wigs
Tyra Banks said, according to
sources, that she will drop her
lace-front hair this new season
and is challenging e ery
woman to wear their own hair.
She said that on September 8.
2009, she will throw her wig
away and rock her own natural n.
couple inches of hair. .
The talk show.host is issuing
the challenge to all women. "
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Older citizens protest health care reform in Brunswick, GA and
Mr. Zack Lyles gets arrested while trying to get them to under-
stand they have medicare which is government health care.
Her Smile Says
She's a Lady I
Caster Semenya, the South
African world champion
runner returned home to a
'Hero's Welcome' and a
continued statement that
she is female-no question!
Black Man Edited to Become White
Microsoft's Ad was edited to change the black
man in the gray suit to be a white man in the gray
suit. It appears it was thought to be more impres-
sive for a business man to be white. Microsoft
apologized after many complained and said they
will change the ad.
Steps such as this, wanting to portray a certain
image of the Black man is believed to be one of
the things hurting America in many ways.
Clarence Otis Leads Red
Lobster and Olive Garden
The largest casual dining
operator in America, Darden
Restaurants Inc. where thou-
sands eat Olive Garden or
Red Lobster, is headed by
Clarence Otis Jr. As CEO,
Otis oversees .nearly 1,400
Clarence Otis Jr. company owned restaurants,
employs about 150,000 workers, and has annual
revenues of $6 billion. Otis was born in
Vicksburg, Mississippi but grew up in LA's Watts.
He is an attorney and became CEO in 2004.
It is unforninate
that many American
people spend too
much tune listening
to those \ ho have
YOU'VE See A-7
Council Say Cut Funds
from Human Rights, Save
When the Jacksonville Human Rights
Commission (JHRC) was established in 1967, the
City Council declared that prejudice and the prac-
tice of discrimination against any individual or
group was morally wrong and detrimental to the
peace, progress and welfare of the community and
that a permanent organization was needed within
the government to study the problems of human
relations and to take positive action to eliminate
For over 40 years the JHRC has fulfilled that com-
mitment by enforcing local laws in the areas of
.employment, housing and public accommoda-
tions. Additionally, the Human Rights
Commission has worked to improve race relations
through community .
Council Continued A-7
America's Newest Millionaire
The Reverend Solomon
Jackson Jr. of Columbia, S. C.
won the $259.9 million power-
ball. He is a retired native of
Columbia and is pastor of New
Shiloh Baptist Church in
Columbia. He has not stated if
Solomon Jackson Jr. he will take the money in incre-
ments but did say much will go
towards South Carolina's educational system. Jackson said
he does not anticipate a change but only God know what is
ahead. He said he has several children and grandchildren.
NAACP Gets Another Hearing
to Keep Troy Davis from Dying
Troy Davis of Savannah, Georgia, has
faced death through the death chamber
three times. Each time, at the very last
moment, the execution was called of
because during the 20 years he has been
serving time, no real evidence has been
Troy Davis shown that he was not wrongfully convict-
ed for the death of an off-duty white
Savannah Police officer.
Mr. Benjamin Todd Jealous, National President of the
NAACP held a conference Wednesday to discuss the role of
the NAACP and Davis' fourth possibly of going to the death
chamber. The NAACP is working with Mr. Davis' sister,
Martina Correira and his present attorney.
Last week, the Supreme Court, voted 6-2 to allow Davis to
provide evidential information to prove his innocence. One of
the Supreme Court members who voted against allowing
Davis to present evidence to NAACP Continued on A-7
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BRO. MARVIN GREEN (renown gospel singer)
along with SIS. BOBBIE ANDERSON, is presenting a
program, "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 Myrtle Barton. For
their many years to service to the gospel community;
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BELIEVERS IN CHRIST CHRISTIAN CENTER
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airport. Our guest speaker will be Apostle William
Dallas, Senior Pastor of Higher Standards International
Ministries of Atlanta, Georgia. Apostle Dallas' anointed
gifts of prophecy and teaching enables him to share
prophetic revelations directly from God. Guest
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Pastors at the church office, 904-908-8858.
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Sunday at 11:00 a.m. in the public library auditorium
located on the comer of 103rd St. and Harlow.
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servant, Pastor Clarence Watts, Sr. For more informa-
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cholesterol, glucose). Physician will speak at 11:30 a.m.
Free and Open to the Public. Creating healthier commu-
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30, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. A special homecoming repast
will be served after the service. Your casual clothing,
jeans, overalls, sneakers, and boots are welcome. Save
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Waymon Ministries, speaker. This is a Lay
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at 2708 N. Davis St. Rev. Mary F. Davis, Pastor.
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with guest speaker 'the Rev. Dr. John Green,
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Morning Worship ............. 11:00 a.m.
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A UGUST 29, 2009
"There 's Always A
City Kids Exhibition Draws Packed House
Jacksonville, FL. Dynamic landscapes, colorful
abstracts, detailed portraits, fluorescent clothes made
of duct tape, sculptures, masks, murals, miniatures and
more delighted' the dozens of art lovers fortunate
enough to attend the annual Qity Kids Art Factory
"Arts in the Summer" exhibition. The works are the
culmination of 10-weeks of immersion in fine-art edu-
cation provided at the Durkeeville-based non-profit art
Each year CKAF hosts a 10-week summer pro-
gram and is open for winter and spring breaks. By
keeping the kids on task during school vacations, their
focus on learning is not lost. The students range from
ages 8 to 17 years old.
An outside mural on the City Kids Art Factory
says it all about the mission for the benefit of the
neighborhood, passers-by, and future students:
"Where art and community come together." The studio
provides children and teenagers a secure place to
express their creativity with the structure and guidance
of a supervised art program. The students give one
another feedback and the older kids help the young
ones. Some of the kids have been part of the City Kids
Art Factory for years and have become very talented
Jerome Robinson, a student at First Coast High
School, says he is confident that the six years he's
spent in the CKAF program developing his contempo-
rary style will give him a valuable leg up when he
applies to colleges. That's because CKAF is more than
an arts and crafts program. The goal is to encourage
interest in the arts while providing professional visual
arts instruction in a location central to the community.
Pulsing with bold lines and vivid colors 17 year old
Jerome's patriotic depiction of Americans marching
for solidarity and civil rights is just one qf the exciting
works now on display at .the City Kids Art Factory
The Honorable Mia Jones\was just one of the
community leaders, supporters, art lovers and family
members who turned out to enjoy the results of the
summer art experience.
City Kids Art Factory enables artistic expression
and provides a venue to showcase talented kids.
This wouldn't be possible without the support of indi-
viduals -and community sponsors. This year the
Comcast Cable Community Investment Grant pro-
gram awarded CKAF $3,000 to support the
Durkeeville-based non-profit. CKAF 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 Florida
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Kwesi Boakye: Small Youngster With Big Talent!
By Rych McCain/
Photos by Armando
His size may be'
small physically but
mentally and talent
wise, this ten year-
old is a major giant!
Kwesi Boakye is a
native of Los
Angeles where he
was born and reared.
His parents emigrat-
ed from Ghana, West
Africa. Kwesi actu-
ally began his show-
biz career literally
while he was an
infant. His two older
brothers who are
also actors had
already been signed
to. an agency. One
day their mom
brought little broth-
er Kwesi in his
basinet to the
agency to pick up
her other sons and
the agent signed the
child to do a com-
Boakye has been on
the go every since.
Boakye has done a
number of commer-
cials both print and
TV and has appeared
on many TV shows
such as "Strong
Shield," "Til Death"
"Boston Legal" to
name a couple and
even had a two year
run on the hit day
time soap "Days of
Our Lives" as
latest project is his
role as Manny in
Tyler Perry's new
film I Can Do Bad
All By Myself. In the
film, Boakye's char-
acter Manny, his
brother Bryon and
big sister Jennifer
are caught looting
Madea's home by
Madea. She sends
them to their only
relative April who is
a night club singer
and really doesn't
his role, Boakye
states, "The movie is
mostly about three
kids who are going
through a family cri-
sis.". What was his
reaction playing the.
nephew of Oscar
Taraji P. Henson?
Boakye \smiles, "It
was fun being her
every time on set she
is really funny and it
was fun to hang out
with her." In regard
to the entire film
Boakye keeps his
grin going; "It was a
very fun experience
because I got to
shoot in Atlanta and
I got to work with a
lot of different cast
members and I
learned a lot." After
filming the Perry
retuned to Los
Angeles where he is
a regular series cast
member on the new
Ray Ramono Show.
The public often
hears stories about
child actors who
don't have a child-
hood or go off on an
because they weren't
brought up so-called
that is). How does
Boakye evaluate his
childhood so far? He
explains, "Yeah, I
am actually having a
good life growing up
in show business.
My mom makes sure
that I'm not just a
little cooped up
actor. She lets me go
out and hang out
with my friends and
I can play basketball
and soccer with
them." What are his
favorite subjects in
school? He lights
up, "My favorite
subject is math
because I'm very
good at it and I've
been good at it since
I was in kinder-
garten so I'm really
attached to math.
And I actually like
to read a lot. I'm
Twilight and that's
why I ,like Robert
Pattin'son so much."
Will Boakye be an
actor all of his life?
He says, "Yes, I
think I will stay an
actor all of my life
because I've been
doing it since I was
like ten' months and
I just got so attached
to it. So that's why I
think I'll be an actor
all my. life." As
intelligent and sharp
as Boakye is at this*
stage of the game,
he can be anything
he wants. -
L a d y
Luenell, will co-star
with actress Sandra
Bullock in the new
movie All About
Steve which hits the-
aters September 4.
Teen actress Keke
Palmer turned sweet
26 this week. Her
mom Sharon also
celebrated her B-
Day this week on
Monday, August 24.
Top Model" will
kick off cycle 13 on
September 9 featur-
ing women under the
height of 5'7". The
show has already
begun casting for
cycle 14. Auditions
will be held Sa.,
Aug. 29 Chicago;
Wed., Sept. 9
Denver; Sat., Sept. 5
Las Vegas; Sat.,
Sept. 12' Houston
and Sat., Sept. 19
Los Angeles. For up
to date casting infor-
mation go to
Congrats are in
order for The 2009
Little Miss African
winners. The star
studded event was
held last week at the
Hotel in Universal
City, Calif. The win-
ners are Chauntell
for The Academic
Educ a t ion
District 9; Tristar
John Summer and
Young. Written by
Neill Blomkamp and
Directed by Neil
Blom kamp .
Produced by Peter
Caroly n ne
flick was shot in
South Africa with a
African cast and
central theme is that
an alien ship
over a section of
it's occupants are
unloaded and placed
in a secluded con-
centration camp type
ghetto called District
9 surrounded by
guards to separate
them from the
humans, If any coun-
try could make a
movie about the
apartheid or segrega-
tion of any types of
beings (human or
non human) it would
be South Africa.
This one has plenty
of suspense and
action. The way it
ends spells sequel all
A Band Apart, A
and Film GmbH
Brad Pitt, Melanie
Waltz, Eli Roth,
M i c h a e I
Kruger and Daniel
Bruhl. Written and
Directed by Quentin
Bender. This is
movie where Aldo
Raine (Pitt) organiz-
es a renegade group
of Jewish American
soldiers to' wreak
havoc on Nazi
troops. Their rep
gained them the
nickname of the
In g lou rio us
Basterds. The movie
is extremely long at
2 hours and 32 min-
utes with the usual
army fight ,scenes
and some secondary
plot drama going..
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Black Press Leaders: Kennedy Legacy Reinvigorates Race for Justice
In his maiden
speech to the U. S.
Senate on April 9,
1964, Sen. Edward
M. Kennedy sud-
gears. He pointed
out that he had
planned to speak on
employment in my
home state" of
But, he couldn't.
Not at that moment.
Instead, he was
the Civil Rights Act
of 1963 on which
the Senate had
tion. In his con-
science at that
moment, it was not
his home state, but
the nation that
called the loudest.
"To limit myself
to local issues in
the face of this
great national ques-
tion would be to
demean the seat in
which I sit, which
has been occupied
by some of the most
pions of the cause
of freedom," he
stated in that maid-
began the tenure of
one who will be
forever known as
the "lion of the U'.
S. Senate." From
the very beginning,
his courageous and
across the nation.
He not only spoke
for, but vehemently
fought for issues
that many Whites at
that time refused to
"For them and.for
the rest of America,
brought hope and
46 years later, even
the reflections of
upon his death con-
tinue to engender
,hope for people of
all races, socio-
grounds and walks
of life," said Danny
Bakewell, Chair of
N e w s p a p e r
"From the Public
Act, to school
to voting rights, to
sickle cell anemia
research, to the
Martin Luther King
holiday, to AIDS
education, to the
increase of the min-
imum wage, to his
pioneering fight for
health care, to his
Obama, Sen. Ted
Kennedy carried a
torch well ahead of
his colleagues. It
was the torch of
Dorothy R. Leavell,
chair of the
A-s s o c i atio n
"The Black Press
of America is
with that torch. The
thanks for Sen. Ted
Kennedy for fight-
ing the good fight
and running a hero-
ic race. We thank
him for refusing to
bow to the consen-
sus or duck when
the blows got hard.
remained steady, we
are heartened by his
he never flinched,
we too are reinvig-
orated to continue
running the race
and fighting the
good fight for free-
dom, justice and
equality for all,"
The Black Press
The famous Kennedy brothers: Edward M.,
Robert F. and John F.
Statement from President Obama on
the death of Sen.
President Barack Obama meets with Senator Kennedy and former President Clinton
to discuss national service. April 21, 2009. White House Photo/ Chuck Kennedy.
Michelle and I
to learn this
morning of the
death of our dear
every major piece
of legislation to
advance the civil
rights, health and
being of the
bore his name and
resulted from his
I valued his
wise counsel in
the Senate, where,
regardless of the
swirl of events, he
always had time
for a new col-
league. I -cher-
ished his confi-
port in my race
even as he waged
a valiant struggle
with a mortal ill-
ness, I've profited
as President from'
ment and wisdom.
chapter in our his-
tory has come. to
an end. Our coun-
try has lost a great
picked up the
torch of his fallen
became the great-
est United States
Senator of our
has lost their
patriarch, a tower
of strength and
good times and
Our hearts and
prayers go out to
them today--to his
Vicki, his chil-
Patrick and Kara,
and his extended
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there were a dozen eggs.
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Council Continued from A-1
dialogue and other related programs.
The JHRC serves all the citizens of Jacksonville regardless of race, color, national
origin, gender, age, familial status, religious beliefs or disability.
There is a belief among some elected officials that the JHRC's efforts to protect the
individual human rights of those in our community, duplicate the efforts of federal
agencies such as the EEOC and HUD. This is simply not the case. To eliminate the
Human Rights Commission means that residents will not have a local agency to
resolve issues in the areas of employment, housing and the exercise of civil rights.
Citizens' ability to obtain assistance will be deferred to an already overburdened fed-
eral or state agency thus limiting the individual's ability to obtain a complete and
thorough examination of his or her complaint.
More importantly, the City Council believes that eliminating the Human Rights
Commission is a cost-saving measure. However, the Human Rights Commission
helps to preserve approximately $28 million in funding through the Community
Development Block Grant program and to provide support to other City agencies
that apply for federal grants (roughly $10-20 million dollars.)
Closing the JHRC sends a sad message that the City doesn't care about protecting
the rights of our diverse population or eliminating the racial disparities that exist in
health, employment, education, or the criminal justice system. These are critical
issues that affect our community since over 0~1% of the complaints investigated by
the Human Rights Commission are filed by African-Americans.
Now is not the time to turn back the hands of time! Now is the time to let our voic-
es be heard!
Please contact Rules Committee members and ask that they support the continued
funding of the Jacksonville Human Rights Commission.
Art Shad Chair
Jack Webb Vice Chair
Jacksonville City Council
City Hall, Fourth Floor,
117 W. Duval Street
Jacksonville, Fl 32202
Rules Committee Members:
NAACP Continued from A-1
establish his innocence with Justice Clarence Thomas, who grew up in Savannah.
Troy's sister explained how she was practically forced to change her career as a dec-
orated military person who, served in the Desert Storm because of her belief that her
brother was innocent. She said that even many blacks in the Savannah community,
including the churches, did not assist.
It was later learned that many of the witness against Troy said that they were direct-
ed in their testimony, and some said they were even threaten. After many years,
seven of the nine who testified against Troy changed their report.
During the conference, it was pointed out tha'tthe major witness for the prosecutor
is believed to have been the person who killed Officer Mark Allen MacPhail. In fact,
others have implicated another man in the shooting.
On August 17, Chief U.S. District Judge William T. Moore Jr. of Savannah was
assigned to preside over the evidentiary hearing for Troy Davis. Moore had not, as
of Wednesday, scheduled a hearing date.
Troy Davis' family is asking for support of the community since this man will be
given the opportunity to go on with his life. He has been in prison for twenty years.
The state's case is weak against Davis and according to the information provided at
the conference, once they had Davis, who volunteered to go to the police department
to show he was innocent, they never sought anyone else for the crime. The state's
case is relying almost exclusively on eyewitness testimony and again, seven of the
nine witnesses against Davis have since recanted, and the other two have notable
conflicts of interest but prosecutors are still standing by the conviction.
You've Continued from A-1
rather than read and learn for themselves.
A good example was demonstrated in Brunswick Wednesday. As you can observe,
most of the people holding up signs are older people who more than likely have
Medicare which is automatic when you reach 65 years of age. Yet, their signs say.
that they do not want government, insurance. Medicare is government insurance.
When you see the .crows and learn what organization brought them there, you then
can establish who would the crowd I consist of.
The same is for the town hall meetings. They are called and prompted to come and
advised how to act.
In Brunswick and much of Southern Georgia and Florida, if you just get basic cable,
the only news channel that comes with the package is Fox news.
Americans voted Democratic. Americans voted for President Obama. Now, you
must use the power that you have and tell those who you voted for to use their power.
We cannot continue the bickering. Something must be done. Efforts haye been
made to reach across the aisle and that is not working so, just write to your represen-
tatives in Washington and tell them to use their power. You use yours, and tell them
to use theirs. There are enough Democrats in Washington to get health care for all
Americans. There is enough power in Washington to discontinue the practice of get-
ting the rich richer, and the poor broke and sick.
In Florida, the Democratic senator is Senator Bill Nelson, (202) 224-6551; billnel-
son.senate.gov. The Democratic representatives are: Kendrick Meek, kendrick-
meek.house.gdv; Katherine Castor, castor.house.gov; Alcee Hastings, alceehast-
ings.house.gov; Robert Wexler, wexler.house.gov; Corrine Brown,
house.gov/corrinebrown; Allen Boyd, house.gov/boyd; Alan' Grayson,
grayson.house.gov; Suzanne Kosmas, kosmas.house.gov.
Georgia does not have a Democratic senator. The, representatives are: Hank
Johnson, hankjohnson.house.gov; Jim Marshall, jimmarshall.house.gov; John
Lewis, dir.yahoo.com/.. ./U SRepresentatives/Lewis_John D 5th District; Sanford
D. 'Bishop Jr., www.house.gov/bishop, John Barrow, www.house.gov/barrow and
David Scott, www.house.gov/davidscott.
Contact each one of the above, and tell them: "We voted and gave you-the power.
USE YOUR POWER."
CRIME Continued from A-1
money or reason. For example, a pastor of a small church in southwest Oklahoma
who would go every Sunday alone with the hope that someone would join her in
prayer. She was found slain last Monday. Pastor Carol Daniels was 61 years of
age. The town has a population of about 6,600 people and it was an A-frxme
church. The question is WHY?
Some blame drugs, so-mae blame younger people having children too early, some
blame poor parenting skills, some say because there is not enough male participa-
tion in the lives of our children, some blame the lack of quality education, little
money, poor housing, no jobs, other people.
We have been blessed to have a young man who has made a video. It is not for
sale. His wish is for it to be shown in school systems, churches and other organi-
zations for our youth to see in hope of helping a lost generation of kids that he
feels America has forgotten. The Florida Star is waiting for a copy to have it dis-
tributed around Florida. It was created by the very brilliant Reggie Bullock from
Tennessee. The video is "A War For Your Soul." We must stop the violence.
YOU MUST SEE THE VIDEO. You can see view it on the web.
FOR A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF WHAT YOU MUST DO TODAY: go
on the web: http://vimeo.com/3658572 "A War for your Soul."
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Women Weight & Why, Inc.
Honored Mrs. Ju'Coby Pittman-Peele At Fifth Year Anniversary
Women Weight & Why (WWW) sponsored a five star event at the Orange Park Country '~
Club, Saturday, August 22, 2009. Members of the organization honored Mrs. Ju'Coby Pittman-
Peele, President/CEO of the Clara White Mission. Pittman-Peele %was presented with a
Community Service Award, a monetary donation along with other gifts.
Angela Spears, former anchor/reporter of First Coast News, NBC 2. ABC25, no\\ the Public 1
Information Officer for Nassau County Sherriff's Office, was the IMTIC.
Greg Miller, of Greg Miller Photography, shot all the pictures for the event. Mr. Miller has -
worked with the organization since it started.
Pittman-Peele took a moment to honor Veronica Campbell, Founder of Women Weight &
Why, for her service to the mission and to the community.
The five star theme centered on Love, Pride, Commitment, Respect and Perseverance.
Members, family and friends
... were part of the five year celebra-
tion. The organization has grown
from seven members to well over
Women Weight & WhN
(WWW) is a Jacksonville based
organization that supports and
promotes health awareness, edu-
cation and outreach in our local
community as well as across the
R.andous Bowens -
A 25 Year Old
Who Went for the Doctorate
For The Florida Star
My name is Randous Bowens. I'm 25 years old
and I'm from Kokomo, Indiana. I moved to Florida
in January of 2007 to attend the University of St.
Augustine for Health Sciences in St. Augustine, FL.
I am now set to graduate on August 14, 2009. I grad-
uated from University of St. Augustine for Health
Sciences with a doctorate in physical therapy. I com-
pleted my bachelors degree at Indiana University in
Bloomington, IN: My degree from Indiana
University was in Exercise Science. Physical thera-
py wasn't always the career I. wanted to pursue.
Coming in as a freshman at Indiana University, I
knew I wanted to work with ath-
letes, but I had no idea which
career would be the best fit for me. I originally
opted to pursue athletic training, but later on in
the semester I decided against it because I want-
ed a career that would allow me to work in a
variety of settings, not just athletics.
As I began to think about what career I want-
ed to pursue I thought back to when I was an ath-
lete in high school. I remembered our school
physical therapist, and how cool I thought he
was. All of the students liked him and would
stop by his training room just to chat at times. At
that point I decided to give physical therapy a
I went in with the idea of working in a
school setting, but I realized that physical thera-
py provided opportunities to work in a variety of
other settings as well. I declared exercise science as my major with the intent of going
to graduate school to pursue a degree and career in physical therapy,
I was always a good student in school and my family was always supportive of me.I
was always driven to do something special with my life; something that would help peo-
ple. Not only do I want a great life for myself, but also my family back home because I
know it means so much to them, and that makes me happy.
My parents have been there for me throughout this entire ride and I am truly grate-
ful for that. My brother has also supported me as I have supported him with his career.
I have had the support of my entire family back home and all ovqr the country, so all of
their love and support must be factored into my recent and future accomplishments.
I am going back to Indiana to begin my career to help people in the place that gave
me a start and a chance to succeed.
I'm pleased with my choice of a career in physical.therapy because my training
allows me to be versatile so that I can treat people of many different backgrounds.
My objective as a physical therapist is to restore a person's normal, pain-free move-
ment so that person can return to whatever functional activities he or she is unable to per-
form due to a specific impairment or impairments of the muscular and skeletal systems
of the body.
I am interested in working in an outpatient or inpatient rehabilitation setting. I also
want to work in a high school system to provide care to student athletes and students with
disabilities. I aspire to open my own outpatient physical therapy clinic at some point in
S God has brought me to where I am and for that I'm truly thankful.
IP-iGII 1TESTRAUUT 9 20
Ask Deanna! Is an advice column known for its
fearless approach to reality-based subjects! .
I got into an-argument with my boyfriend's mother and she called me
out of my name and I did it back to her. Next thing I know, my
boyfriend beat me-up. To make a long story short, I pressed charges
against him and now his mother is begging me to drop the charges.
He is on parole and this will cause him to go to jail. Everybody is mad
at me but nobody cares that he beat me up and his mother started it all. What should I do?
Sheron On-Line Reader
It's not your fault his mother didn't teach him not to hit women. But you should've respect-
ed her more and held your tongue instead of running your mouth. Regardless, his mother
isn't going to roll out the red carpet for you and you're going to always have problems
because this situation won't be easily forgotten. This is not your husband and if it was any
other man, you would let the charges remain. On that note, get ready for court, stay your
distance from the entire family and try to get your life started on'a better note.
I let my friend use my credit card number for an online purchase. She was only supposed to
purchase a few things from E-bay and then return the card. When I got my bill there were
a lot of strange purchases, fees from online music downloads and restaurant delivery orders.
I confronted her and she denied it. My credit card is maxed out beyond my budget and I
can't pay the bill. I don't know what to do because my credit rating and my friendship is at
Anonymous Las Vegas, NV
You should take a closer look at your friend because if she needed to use your credit card
she just might be broke. If you really wanted to help her, you should've made the purchas-
es for her and kept your information to yourself. There's not much you can do but pay the
bill because you willingly gave her your credit card. In the future, just say no, learn who
your friends are and make better decisions with your finances.
I got pregnant by my boyfriend and married him under pressure. I didn't have a problem liv-
ing with him but everybody else's opinions got to me so I married him. I feel I made a mis-
take because he's a rude male chauvinist, very disrespectful and leaves junk all over the
place. He wasn't like this before. Now that we're married, I don't like him, I don't love him
and I don't know him. How do I get out of this situation?
Mistaken Wife Oklahoma City, OK
Dear Mistaken Wife:
Things were fine when you were playing house with no commitment. You made a big mis-
take that became worse when you married him under the false pretense of love. If the situ-
ation is this bad now, a crying baby is not going to help. You need to try some counseling
immediately. If that doesn't work, be completely honest with himr about your feelings and
make plans to end the relationship and plan how you both will raise the baby and keep it
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By Ulysses W. Watkins, Jr., M.D.
(Car, Sea or Air Sickness)
DEFINITION: An unpleasant, temporary disturbance
that occurs while traveling, characterized by dizziness and
BODY PARTS INVOLVED Semicircular canals in the inner ear. These fluid-
filled canals maintain balance.
SEX OR AGE MOST AFFECTED: Both sexes; all ages.
SIGNS & SYMPTOMS: Loss of appetite Nausea and vomiting Spinning
sensation Weakness and unsteadiness Confusion Yawning
CAUSES: Motion, especially airplane, boat or car, amusement park rides or
, swinging. Irregular motion causes fluid changes in the semicircular canals of the inner
ear, which transmit signals to brain's vomiting center.
RISK INCREASES WITH
Don't eat large meals or drink alcohol before or during travel. Sit in areas of
the airplane (usually over the wings) or boat with the lease motion. Recline in your
seat, if possible. Breathe slowly and deeply. Avoid areas where others are smok-
ing, if possible. On an airplane or bus, turn on the overhead air vent to improve air
circulation. Don't rad. Take medication to prevent motion sickness before you
travel. Some airlines have developed behavior-modification techniques for those
who are afraid to fly or have motion sickness. Contact the airline or your travel agent
for information. Psychological factors contribute to motion sickness. Try to resolve
concerns about travelbefore leaving home. Maintain positive attitude. Consider pre-
ventative therapy. One technique involves desensitization (special training for using
your eyes that may help avoid the symptoms of motion sickness).
WHAT TO EXPECT
DIAGNOSTIC.MEASURES: Your own observation of symptoms. *
Medical history and physical exam by a doctor, if motion sickness is recurrent and
interferes with your life.
APPROPRIATE HEALTH CARE: Self-care. ** Doctor's treatment, if
you have a chronic illness that may be worsened by vomiting. Psychotherapy or
counseling, if your occupation or lifestyles requires travel and you usually develop
S POSSIBLE COMPLICATIONS: Dehydration from vomiting. Falls and
injuries from unsteadiness.
HOW TO TREAT
GENERAL MEASURES: Once you have the symptoms, try to rest in a dark
room with a cool cloth over the eyes and forehead. Allowing yourself to vomit can
help the nausea. Don't make yourself vomit.
MEDICATION: For minor discomfort, you may use non-prescription drugs,
such as dimenhydrinate (Dramamine), before and during travel. Your doctor may
prescribe scopolamine patches to control symptoms. Remove promptly after travel is
I completed; long-term use is not recommended.
ACTIVITY: To minimize symptoms during travel, rest in a reclining position and
fix your gaze on a distant object.
DIET: Eat lightly or not at all before and during brief trips. For longer trips, sip
frequently on beverages don't take large drinks to maintain your fluid intake.
Avoid alcohol, carbonated drinks and extra cold beverages.
CALL YOUR DOCTOR IF:
You plan to travel and have had disabling motion sickness in the past.
Dr. Watkins can be heard live Sundays at 7:05 pm EST on www.KCOHRadio.com. He is
a 330 Mason and Grand Medical Director for the United Supreme Council. S. J. and
Imperial Council (Black Shriners Nationwide) 713-433-4536.
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HISTORICALLY BLACK COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES(HBCU)
ALUMNI HALL OF FAME -proud to present the Class of 2009, the second annu-
al induction Ceremony, Thursday, September 3, 2009 at 6 p.m. This event will be
held in the Adams/Jenkins Sports Complex at Edward Waters College, 1859 Kings
Rd. The Hall of Fame recognizes and honors the outstanding achievements of alum-
ni from our HBCU who lives in Duval and surrounding counties.There will be dis-
plays of the participating HBCU Alumni Associations, vendors and hors d' oeuvres.
Success stories and in addition to the 2009 Inductees, meet and greet the founding
members of the HOF, members of 2008 and members of the HOF Steering
Committee. Tickets are $25 and vendor spaces may be secured for only $50 con-
tacting any representative: Godfrey Jenkins, 910-7829, Carl Johnson, 982-3144,
Carol Marshall, 762-3400, Peggy Turner, 254-8761 and Willie Walker, 358-7104.
JACKSONVILLE/ATLANTIC BEACH WOMEN'S CONNECTION FRESH
FALL FASHION SHOW/BRUNCH -Wednesday, September 2nd from 9:30 a.m.
to 11:00 a.m. at the Selva Marina Country Club, 1600 Selva Marina Dr., Atlantic
Beach. Speaking will be Barbi Villa, a desperate housewife got an extreme
makeover from debilitating anxiety and depression. The program features Fresh
Fall Fashion featuring the latest looks from Chico's. The cost is $12.00 (compli-
mentary child care with reservation.
CROHN'S ADVOCATE FORUM: CONNECT. EDUCATE. EMPOWER -
Thursday, September 17, Jacksonville Marriott located at 4670 Salisbury Rd.,
Jacksonville from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Registration begins at 6:30 p.m. Are you
living with or know someone who has Crohn's disease? Are you looking for
answers to questions about Crohn's disease? Do you want to connect with others in
your community who are facing the same issues? If so, join us for a free education-
al and inspirational event all about Crohn's disease. Speakers will include John
Valentine, MD, of the University of Florida, a leading gastroenterology expert in
Crohn's disease, and a person living with Crohn's who will share their experience
and journey of living with the condition. Register at (212) 589-6651 or email the
names of all attendees to CrohnsAdvocate@Biosector2.com.
HEALTH FAIR! Free Cholesterol & Diabetes Screening sponsored by Winn-
Dixie Pharmacy, Friday, September 11, at the Winn-Dixie Store at 5647 Roosevelt
Blvd.,'Jacksonville. For more information, call Cholestcheck .at 1-800-713-3301
MINORITY ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT -Join the First Coast Business
Alliance as they host the 2009 MEDWeek Breakfast -MEDWeek will take place
September 14 18, 2009 and features a series of activities in support of the National
Theme: "Energizing the American Economy with Minority Business Enterprises."
Please mark your calendars and join us for the first kick-off event: Tuesday,
Sepetmber 15, 2009 from 8:00AM 9:00AM, Beaver Street Enterprise Center,
1225 W. Beaver Street. KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Andrew Harold, CEO and
President A. Harold & Associates, LLC. To register, please call (904) 463-3562 or
by email: Lionel Smith, LSmith@primerica.com .RSVP by September 8, 2009.
FAMU. Hosts Annual Parents, and Family Weekend -Florida A&M University
(FAMU) will host its annual Parents and Family Weekend from Thursday,
September 17 to Saturday, September 19.
"We are looking forward to all parents returning to FAMU to see how well their
students have acclimated to their new academic and social life," said Henry Kirby,
associate vice president for Student Affairs and dean of students. "We sincerely
hope that the parents will enjoy all of the activities including the football game."
Kirby said this will also be a time for FAMU to showcase its academic pro-
grams as well as let the parents know how much the university appreciates their
The activities for Parents and Family Weekend include the home football game
versus Howard University, a tour of the Meek-Eaton Southeastern Regional Black
Archives and a crab boil.
For more information and/or to register, call (850) 599-3400.
Health Care Pony Show
Have you been keeping up with the current heath care
debate? Be careful what bandwagon you choose to ride
Son because the road is not only rough, it's also muddied!
What's currently taking place in many of America's
cities is billed as "town hall meeting" but experienced
lobbyists and politicos refer to the gatherings as "dog and pony shows"!
Coverage of the health care meetings makes me shame to say I'm a journalist.
News reports indicates and suggests that town hall meeting attendees are mostly
concerned Americans when in fact a significant number of people at the events are
no more than political mercenaries!
I wouldn't be surprised if both proponents and.opponents both have people
holding signs, hollering and screaming about health care that have been paid by
It is not unusual for doctors, lawyers, insurance companies, cable TV compa-
nies, telephone companies and other business associations or special interest groups
to roll out groups before the media that look like community organizations but are
really industry employees.
-People are paid to hold signs, paid to make comments and paid to attend town
hall meetings. How do I know? Even Lucius Gantt has been paid in the past to write
press releases or opinion columns for devilish interest groups.
In politics, it's not enough to be appropriate. It's not enough to .be right on the
issue. Political adversaries must be able to prevail.-They must be able to generate
the necessary votes to kill or pass a bill or governmental proposal.
The main people, in my opinion, against health care reform are insurance com-
panies. They do not want an America where every citizen has health care coverage.
They do not want all citizens to have access to hospitals and doctors. They do not
want everyone to have low cost prescription medication.
Insurance companies can't compete with a public health care option. If
Americans had a choice of purchasing low cost "Medicare-like" coverage or pay-
ing for high cost insurance that denies policy holders coverage every chance they
get, the people would choose the public,-health option.
When you've had a life-threatening illness or sickness like I have had, health
care is very important. The nation's credit status is not the only thing burdened by
high health care costs. Your credit status will be ruined too if you ever need exten-
sive health care.
Love the American health care alternatives or hate theiam but believe this, just
because health care costs more in the United States, it doesn't mean that health care
is best here. We're worried about costs but some of the-poorest third world coun-
tries have free or very low cost health care. Go figure!
It's all about priorities. Health care for all should be paramount! Buy Gantt's
book, "Beast Too: Dead Man Writing" or contact Lucius at
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August 24, 2009 August 30, 2009 :
March 21-April 19
Mars, the warrior planet and your
ruler, enters home-loving Cancer on
Tuesday, Aries. You will be content to
sit at home and prune the roses in
your backyard, and in fact, you will be
rooted to your homestead for the next
several weeks. You will discover that
your tastes become more domestic
than usual. You finally come to a reso-
lution in a long-standing dispute with
a competitor on Friday, as Mercury in
Libra in your sector of rivals sextiles
Venus. A .
I April 20-May 20
You'll jazz up your appearance this
week, Taurus, and take a lot of pride
in yourself and your talents. Your abil-
ity to think big, live large, and toot
your own horn will accelerate on
Wednesday, as your ruling planet.-,
lovely Venus, enters flamboVant, bold,
and brave Leo. You will respond to
someone you think is taking advan-
tage of you on Thursday, and address
the matter diplomatically. You w on't
hesitate to speak up on issues that are-
important to )ou nps.
SMay 21-June 21
Tuesday, the Universe sends you a big
gift. remini, as Nlercur%, your'clever -
ruling' planet, enters social Libra.
You'll be inundated with invites and
requests for your presence, and your
activities will accelerate. You are the
most versatile and changeable Zodiac
Sign in the Cosmos, and Saturday.
you'll have an eye-opening experience
that will cause you to sit down and go
over your personal priorities and
reassess your values. Your needs and
DISPUTE OVER CAR KEYS
Police Officer responded to a call of dispute at S., Kusaie Dr. When he arrived he
observed a female walking in the front yard. He also observed a green Cadillac with
a shattered windshield and scuff mniarks on the side and rear windows. He contacted
the female, suspect and victim, Isa. She stated that her boyfriend, suspect and vic-
tim Art, attacked her. Isa said she has been living with Art for four months and has
been sexually active with him during that time. Isa stated that she was sitting in the
living room speaking with, witness Fefe, when Art came into the room and got into
her face. Isa said Art went into her pockets and took her cigarettes. Isa stated Art was
looking for his car keys so she went outside and Art followed her. She said that Art
attacked her outside punching her in the face several times and dragging her to the
edge of the yard. Officer did observe that Isa had a laceration to the left and right
side of her face and the inside portion of her bottom lip. Isa said when Art came at
her she became scared and didn't know what to do so she threw a brick at him. Isa
stated Art was standing close to the vehicle and when he blocked the brick from hit-
ting him the brick hit the vehicle windshield. Isa told the officer that the brick hit the
windshield one time. He observed that the windshield had been struck at least twice
with an object. Isa stated that she did attempt to break the side and rear windows of
the vehicle with a brick. Officer also spoke with Art who told him that he did take
Isa's cigarettes in an attempt to find his car keys. Art stated that Isa became upset
and left the residence and when he went outside he observed Isa breaking the wind-
shield. Art said that when Isa noticed him at the door she threw the brick at him. Art
stated he blocked the brick with his left hand. Police observed that Arthur had lac-
erations to his left hand. Art stated at that point he had to defend himself and got into
a fight with Isa.Witness Ray stated that Isa became upset when Art took the ciga-
rettes away from her. Ray said that Isa left the residence and began to break the
windshield of Art's vehicle with a brick. Ray stated that Isa did throw the brick at
Art and then Art began to chase her around the vehicle, eventually catching her and
assaulting her. Witness Fefe earlier statement confirmed Ray's story stating that Isa
was upset because Art took her cigarettes. Fefe stated that she did see Isa leave the
residence and begin to break the windshield of the vehicle. Fefe. did say she saw Art
assault Isa in the front yard.
HIT AND RUN
Officer was dispatched to.Rogero Rd and Commerce St in response to a hit and run
accident. Upon arrival he met with witness 2 who advised that the suspect (Fred) ran
the stop sign on Commerce St and hit her while she was travelling in her vehicle
Southbound on Rogero Rd. Witness 1 advised she saw the suspect run the stop sign
as well. Witness 1 stated that the suspect-then left the scene. Officer, arrived on the
scene and began to canvass for the suspect vehicle. The suspect vehicle was quick-
ly located on Brandemere Rd S. Officer then located the suspect about 5 minutes
after the call was received, walking in the road at King Arthur Rd. Officer had been
notified by several neighbors about the description of the person seen getting out of
the suspect vehicle and the suspects clothing matched this description. Officer
advised that the suspect stated that he was disoriented and that he had been driving
the suspect vehicle. The suspect was identified by the two witnesses as the driver of
the suspect vehicle. Officer also located the keys to the suspect's vehicle in the sus-
pect's front left jean pocket. The keys were turned into the property room. Officer 2
completed an NOIR and towed the vehicle after speaking with the parent of the
owner of the vehicle: The suspect was placed in the back seat of police car. There
was a strong odor of alcoholic beverage emanating from the suspect. The suspect
post Miranda advised that around 1030 he had consumed two beers. The suspect's
speech was slurred slightly and his eyes were red. The suspect went to sleep in the
back seat and was hard to wake. When the suspect was placed in the back seat he
went to sleep. The suspect was very hard to wake to answer questions and appeared
very disoriented when he opened his eyes. The suspect was not given the field sobri-
ety exercises due to being a threat to himself in his current condition and for being
a flight risk after attempting to flee from the traffic accident. The suspect's drivers
license was suspended for the prior items. The suspect was arrested and transported
to the PTOF where a breathalyzer test was conducted.
DISPUTE OVER CELL PHONE
A Police officer responded to a domestic battery call in Jacksonville, Duval County,
Florida. Upon arrival, Police was met by the victim, Ms. Miller who stated that her
child's father, Mr. Hills punched her in the face several times. The victim stated that
she was inside her residence last night around 2100 when she and the witness heard
a knock on the window and then a knock at the door. As the victim opened the door,
the suspect walked inside and refused to leave. The suspect broke the victim's cell
phone to keep her from calling the police but the victim advised to the witness that
she had the situation under control. The, victim's phone is valued at $125.00. The
witness left the residence for work and the suspect remained inside. The witness
returned to the residence along with two of the victim's male friends. The suspect
punched the victim in the face four times with a closed fist because he did not
approve of her guests. The witness called the police when the violence erupted.
Officer observed a swollen bruise on the cheek of the victim's face and arrested the
VIOLENCE BETWEEN COWORKERS
Officer was dispatched to a simple battery case. On arrival he met both parties that
were involved. Mr. L stated that he is one of the owners of the business. Mr. Y han-
dles the payroll for the business and had come to the building to pick up the paper-
work. Mr. L has apparently been involved in a dispute with his business partner over
unknown issues before. Mr. L decided that he did not want Mr. Y to leave the busi-
ness with the payroll paperwork. Mr. Y called the owner of the business, Mr. K, who
advised him to leave with the paperwork. Mr. L stated that he blocked Mr. Y from
leaving the business but did not touch him. Mr. Y stated that he was pushed by Mr.
L and he "punched" him once on the face in self defense. I observed that Mr. L had
a swollen nose. Mr. Y had no visible injuries. Mr. L stated that he did not touch him
and that Mr. Y punched him for no reason. There were no witnesses. Mr. L stated
that he would wait until speaking to his lawyer to see about getting a police report.
Mr. Y stated that he did not want to press charges at that time. Mr. L changed his
mind stated that he needed a police report so he could sue Mr. Y for damages. Mr.
Y in turn stated he would press charges as well. Both were issued SAO cards due to
it appearing to be mutual combat with no witnesses.
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wants will shift a bit over the weekend. insinuations. CAPRICORN
CANCER LIBRA December 22-January 19
June 22-July 22 September 23-October 22 Resilient Saturn is your ruling planet,
Your attitude undergoes a transfor- Mercury, the planet of the mind, and you can deal with any challenge
mation on Tuesday, as assertive Mars enters Libra and your sector of self on that comes your way, Capricorn! This
enters sensitive Cancer and your sec- Tuesday, and you will be brimming week you'll draw on your inner
tor of self. Get ready to dance to the over with clever ideas on the best way strength and fortitude, especially on
music the. Cosmos is sending you! If to kick-start your life. (f course,..pu Wednesday. Exercise caution when
you have pressing needs of your own are already a savvy Air Sign! You ou are in any area that you are unfa-
to attend to. you'll discover that it's might decide to become a part of a ',iliar with, asvolatile MarsinCancer
OK to say no occasionally. Make sure fundraising event In your commntnity opposes powerful Pluto in Capricorn
that all your systems are in good on' lWednesday, spi Venus, your ruler, id'-your sector of self. You are lured
working order, and schedule a checks enters generous'Leo in your sector of., away from our normal household
up for your medical and dental needs groups, associations, and friends. routine on Sunday. A family member
on Thursday. Remember, your health Yu'll be ready to make new contatrs. or friend tempts you with an outing.
warrants a second glance. /SCORPI AQUARIUS
LEO 4SCORPIO1 1' .Q.ARIUS
LEO October 23 November 21 auary 20-February 18
July 23-August 22 hYbuy'have prophetic drea s os w'This eek your aptitude for dreaming
Lovely V'enus. enters fiery Leo and.. week, sokmake spre- you write doi r big 'reams will rise sky-high,
your sector of self on Wednesday,-and your reteries ilhen jyou 'avaken". Aquarus! Your sense of idealism will
you'll receive more than your fair Mer ury enters Librat in your sector of incree on Tuesday, as wise Mercury
share of adulation. You maSr embark intuition on Tuesday, nd ~ o, nightt; 'nters Ilever Libra and your sector of
on a makeover, tweak your, appear- and perception will lcrease. Do your Plhilos hy. Your ability and skill for
ance. or dramatically reIke your best to maintain go'd r'latiAns with solving problems will increase, too. A
wardrobe. Of eburse, you usually one of your ininaws this,,"weekend. ew responsibility will eat into your
attract a lot of attention-whereveryou,. Remember. this perso%-goes out of his time oo Wednesday. Mars in sympa-
go, thanks to your exuberant Zodlac. or her Ay..to.p-rovoke you, due to thetic Cancer in your sector of volun-
Sign of the regal and playful Lion. A-,-pett-jeaiqusJatuirdav, the Moon teer wtrk opposes Pluto, and you will
family member friend, ornacquain- conjuncts your ruler'Plujto,?and our rush to aid an associate who is ill and
tance may offer to.join. 'yoi i your sense of personal,,powefwill incease. needs a helping hand.
effort to lose some wighi onjFriday. SAG fTARTllS PISCES
VI RGO ovenb tSecember 21 February 19-March 20
August 23-September 22 .. lflind it's impossible to concen- Your intuition usually guides you,
\ watch -how 4uickJ your n rmai'fre- :rate on your daily activities on Pisces, but this week your sixth sense
netic energy .starts to slow own this a a enus enter Leo an will be switched off. You will need to
Wednesday, ns, enters Leo.an T ..
week, Virgo! Busy ,Mercury, your- Wedn n rst and speak later, so keep
ruler, enters harm us Libra on your sector of travel an ade ~that i mind as you go about your
Tuesday, and you'll'start to take life You love to roam th6 wor n is dily activities The Moon in
easy. Never fear, you won't resemble a week your sense of wandrl will" da rius squares unpredictable
couch potato! Trouble with an associ- accelerate, and your thoughts -wi~r s s -es on Satunap-a l
ate in your community flares up on off in the clouds. It's okay to politely Uranus in Pisces on Saturday, and you
Friday. You'll be confused by the atti- tell someone to mind his or her own won't be sure which end is up in your
tude of your associate, as the Moon in business on Friday. After all, you don't life! Your emotions will zigzag during
jealous Scorpio in your sector of need to explain yourself to anyone, most of the week, so slow down and
neighborhood events squares especially if they interfere in your pri- regroup as much as possible this week-
Neptune. Pay no attention to his or her vate life. end.
Au ust 29 2009
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Leftwi.ci : s t *' ...
Photos by Laurence
Greene, Photographer for
The Florida Star.
In the midst of a battle
to regain an NFL starting
job, former Jaguars', quar-
terback Byron Leftwich
was back at Jacksonville
Municipal Stadium trying
to impress first year coach
Raheem Morris in Tampa
Bay's 24-23 come from
Morris, who took over
for Jon Gruden at the end
of last season, has kept a
close eye on the QBs in the
Bucs' camp. A lackluster
performance by Luke
Tennessee in the opening
preseason loss set the stage
for Leftwich to emerge
from a pack that includes
the two Josh's, Johnson and
It was Leftwich's first
time back playing since
losing the starting role. to
David Garrard in 2007.
Last season he was in a
Steelers' uniform when the
Super Bowl champs beat
Jacksonville 26-21, but
didn't see any playing time
in that game.
Saturday night didn't
start well. Already trailing
7-0, after Troy
Williamson's 74-yard catch
on the opening play,
Leftwich was saddled with
Sa penalty for a false start
and a loss of one yard on a
running play. His first pass
Facing third and 16 he
connected over the middle
to Maurice Stoyall for a
first down. Then he found
Michael Clayon for another
19 yards. At the
Jacksonville 45 he faced
third down. But he couldn't
complete a pass to Jerramy
Stevens and the Bucs had to
On the second series he
started with an 11 -yard pass
to Clayton. Steven's' then
caught a 7-yarder to' the
Jaguars' 41. The drive
stalled at the Jaguars 27.
Mike Nugent, battling Matt
Bryant for field goal duties;
kicked a 46-yard FG
The Bucs got the ball
back on their own 23. But
Leftwich couldn't move
them past midfield and was
done for ,the night..
Leftwich was 6 of 12 for 63
"We are just trying to
'get started and fine tune all
the little details at this
point. It is important for us
to work on those areas to
make sure we are ready for
week one," Leftwich said.
"This is what we are con-
centrating on now."
McCown came in at the
start of the second quarter.
His first series was three
and out. Next time he had
better field position, begin-
ning on the Jacksonville 20,
thanks to Sammie
Stroughter's 75-yard kick-
off return. His 17-yard TD
pass to Stevens cut the
Jaguars' lead 14-10.
Later he would put the
visitors ahead for good
with a 9-yard rifle shot over
the middle to Stroughter.
McCown was 6 of 9 for 51
"You can't talk enough
about the young man,"
Morris said of Stroughter.
"He is a seventh round draft
pick out here playing for
his life. We respect him and
he respects this opportuni-
The night was about the
Jaguars against the Bucs,
both working to improve
on disappointing seasons.
Garrard was 10 of 16 for
216 yards. Greg Jones
added a Jacksonville TD on
a one-yard run and Josh
Scobee kicked a 29-yard
FG. A late TD pass from
Jacksonville QB Todd
Bouman to Tyler Lorenzen
bought the hosts to within
one, but the two-point con-
There was a lot on the
line for individual players
trying to make the roster,
much less competing for a
By Mike Bonts, Sports Editor
Michael Vick made his long-awaited debut with the Eagles Thursday, playing
several positions in eight plays during a 33-32 win over Jacksonville. David Akers
kicked a 34-yard FG with 19 seconds to play to complete the come from behind vic-
The Jaguars lost their third preseason game. Torry Holt scored on a one-yard
fumble return and Brian Iwuh rambled 92 yards for another TD on a recovered fum-
ble. Jarett Dillard caught a 13-yard TD from Todd Bouman. Iwah also had seven solo
tackles. Jacksonville had won their third preseason game each of the last three years.
Entering the game on the first series, Vick played QB, wide receiver and ran the
Wildcat formation. On Vick's first play he lined up at the quarterback and complet-
ed a four-yard shovel pass to LeSean McCoy. The 29-year-old former Atlanta super-
star -was 4 for 4 for 19 yards, including a 13-yarder to Hank Baskett. Philadelphia
finished the drive with a FG.
Vick only had one rushing attempt in the Wildcat formation, gaining one yard.
Starting quarterback Donovan McNabb was lined up at wide receiver several times.
Josh Scobee kicked three field goals and the Jaguars scored on a safety.
Jacksonville hosts Washington Thursday night at Jacksonville Municipal Stadium in
the final preseason game.
Prior to the game, Vick was in court in to resolve bankruptcy issues. While serv-
ing his nearly two-year prison sentence for federal dogfighting charges, Vick filed
for bankruptcy protection. He owes about $20 million to various creditors, which
includes part of a signing bonus to his former team, the Atlanta Falcons.
Suns Clinch Playoff SpotL,,Will Host Game
ins1 andmlshal e ap'- rlaYjj Ci ild
The Florida Star
With the Jacksonville Suns'
4-1 victory over the Mobile
BayBears combined 'with the
Mississippi Braves' 7-6 loss to
Chattanooga on Tuesdpy night,
the quns have earned their chance
at another Southern
and will host at least
one game at the
Baseball Grounds of
Jacksonville during the
The Suns will face
h. Barons in the first-
While the Suns and Barons
are still battling for the second-
half title, the Suns' record to date
has guaranteed them a spot in the
Southern League postseason.
The Suns have
made the play-
offs in their
first season as a
Excited fan Maria Lugo cheering on the Jags. Fans being entertained by the ROAR
SPORTS ROUNDUP From The Florida Star
GRAMBLIN MOURNS PASSING OF STUDENT-ATHLETE.
A Grambling State University student-athlete passed away at the Louisiana State
University Health Sciences Center in Shreveport. Henry White, a native of Milwaukee,
Wis., was a junior Criminal Justice major and a member of the university's basketball
"The university community is deeply saddened by the loss of one of its promising
student- athletes, and our deepest sympathy is extended to his family," said Grambling
President Horace Judson. White had been hospitalized following participation in condi-
tioning on Grambling's campus on Aug 14.
The university has since launched a full investigation into the circumstances that
may have contributed to his death.
JU, FAMU, BC-U GARNER POLL VOTES
For the first' time in the history of Jacksonville University football, the Dolphins
received votes in the Football Championship Subdivision preseason top 25 coaches
The defending Pioneer Football League champions received 11 points and would be
ranked 50th according to the poll. The Dolphins join San Diego as the only teams in the
PFL.to receive votes in the poll.
All three FCS teams in the state of Florida received votes, with Florida A&M get-
ting 62 points and Bethune-Cookman receiving 12. The Dolphins' first game of the sea-
son comes on Sept. 5 at WebberInternational. The first home game of the season will
be against Old Dominion on Sept. 19.
NFL HELPS RENOVATE PAL PLAYING FIELD
Renovations to the Police Athletic League Mallison Park football field are complete
and a ribbon cutting ceremony was held to celebrate of the enhancements.
The renovations were made possible 'through a grant awarded by the NFL Youth
Football Fund and Local Initiatives Support Corporation in June 2008. The funds were
used to install a new irrigation system, replace existing sod, grade the field, and add new
This is the seventh NFL Grassroots field grant awarded to Jacksonville and the sec-
ond awarded to the local PAL.
AXEMEN IN NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME
Jacksonville will play in the American National Rugby League Championship at
Pier 40 in New York City on Saturday night at 7 p.m.
The undefeated Axemen beat Boston 46-20 at the University of North Florida
Sunday advancing to meet the New York Knights. The Knights beat the New Haven
Warriors 20 to 16.
Marlins affiliate, and for the first
time since 2006, when they fell to
the Montgomery Biscuits in the
first round. It also gives the Suns
a Southern League-best 17th
The playoffs will begin when
the Suns face the Barons in
Birmingham on Thursday, Sept.
10, and Friday, Sept. 11. The Suns
will return home to host game
three of the series on Saturday,
September 12 at 7:05 p.m.
Should the Suns win the second
half title, the Suns would also
host games four and five (if nec-
essary) on Sunday, Sept. 13 and
Monday, Sept. 14, respectively.
The winner of the series will
then face the Northern Division
winner in the Southern League
Finals. Should the Suns advance,
they will also host games for the
finals at the Baseball Grounds.
The official schedule- for these
games will be released once the
first round is complete.
Playoff tickets will be avail-
able for general sale beginning
Tuesday, September 8, through
the Suns Box Office at (904) 358-
2846, or online at
Tickets are $7.50 for general
admission, $10.50 for reserved
seating and $13.50 for Homeplate
Box seating. The Suns are the
Double-A Affiliate of the Florida
Marlins and' a member of the
Southern League of Professional
I I I I i
Morris likes the 7-year
pro out of Marshall. If
Leftwich can stay healthy
and continues to have a
solid preseason odds going
into the Jacksonville con-
test had him under center
against Dallas in the season
But McCown's stock
rebounded in his perform-
ance against the Jaguars.
Freeman showed some of
the skills thai got him draft-
ed out of Kansas State in
the first, round this year
with a 28-yard TD run.
BOOK: The Jaguars
signed sixth-year veteran
tight end Ernest Wilford
and waived defensive tack-
le Jonathan Lewis.
Jacksonville also signed
veteran free agent line-
backer Adam Seward and
re-signed rookie wide
receiver Maurice Dupree.
The club waived linebacker
Lamar 'Myles and wide
receiver Andy Strickland.
Next preseason game is
Thursday night against the
A UGUST 29. 2009
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Back To School Revival At
ring Rev. Ron Rawls
of St. Paul AMEC
slated as evangelist to
bring a holy ghost
FL The Young
People's & Children
Department (YPD) of
Historic Mount Zion
AME Church invites the young and old to revive and
reconnect through praise, worship and song at the
Back to School Revival on Friday evening, August
14th, as the anointed Reverend Ron Rawls, pastor of
St. Paul AME Church in St. Augustine, brings souls
to Christ as the revival evangelist. As the YPDers
proclaim, "I'm Called to be Excellent", this revival
will energize and move you with music from the
oThomas-Small, Heavenly Angels and St. Paul choirs
along with youth leaders and ministers. Worship serv-
ice begins at 7:00 pm. The public is invited to come
as you are and join in praising the Lord. A repast and
fellowship will follow the service in the lower audi-
torium. The church is located downtown at 201 E.
Beaver Street, on the corner of Newnan and Beaver
streets, and has an elevator for easy access; Reverend
F.D. Richardson Jr. is the pastor.
Reverend Rawls is a, graduate of the
University of Florida where he received a Bachelor of
Arts in Religion, and is currently enrolled at Gordon
Conwell Theological Seminary in the Master's of
Divinity degree program. In addition to his pastoral
duties at St. Paul, Rawls is involved with several
other religious organizations, serves as the president
of.the INAACP St. Johns County Branch, and is a
board member on the St. Johns County Education
Foundation and Communities in Schools of St. Johns
County. His concern and desire to perpetuate positive
influences for young people is demonstrated in posi-
tion as the coordinator of Young Men of Excellence
and Young Ladies of Excellence, and as coordinator
of the Hammond Achievers Program, a local youth
project. A protid family man, Reverend Rawls and his
wife Meshon, are the parents of four wonderful chil-
dren. For additional information and transporta-
tion, please call the church office at (904) 355-
Young Women Gain Global
Visit South Africa as Ann Fudge Scholars
Westina Matthews Shatteen, Ph.D.-Ann
Fudge Scholars with South Africa flag
Five female collegiate scholars selected to join mem-
bers of The Executive Leadership Council in a once-
in-a-lifetime opportunity to meet with global business
leaders in South Africa have returned home awestruck
and exhilarated. The scholars were recipients of the
2008-09 Ann Fudge Scholarships, named in honor of
the first woman chair of the Council and former chair-
man and CEO of Young & Rubicam Brands.
Fudge, who currently serves on boards of foun-
dations and companies such as General Electric and
Novartis, complimented the women. "I am extremely
proud of the accomplishments of these young women.
Their experiences in South Africa will enable them to,
truly be Citizens of the World, capable of understanding
different cultures and working in our global business
Prior to their departure, The Coca-Cola
Company hosted a dinner for the students in Atlanta.
The eight-day visit in conjunction with LEAD
(Leadership Education and Development) featured
stops in Johannesburg and Cape Town, and tours of the.
Apartheid Museum and Robbins Island. The scholars
were chaperoned by Council members including Marva,
Smalls, Executive Vice President Global Inclusion
Strategy & Executive Vice President Public Affairs &
Chief of Staff, MTV Networks; Dr. Jane E. Smith,
Executive Director of the Spelman College Center for
Leadership and Civic Engagement and Joy Booker,
President of NextGen Network, the pipeline organiza-
tion of The Executive Leadership Council.
"Traveling to South Africa was a necessity in
order for me to grow and learn, and we gained so much
from this experience," remarked Rachel Niani
Cheeseborough, a Spelman College rising senior. "I will
always be grateful for having the opportunity to share
this experience with phenomenal people."
"A global experience has never been more com-
pelling in shaping a young person's career," said
Westina Matthews Shatteen, Ph.D., Managing Director,
Community Business Development with Bank of
America.'Merrill Lynch. and architect of the Ann Fudge
Scholars program and coordinator of the South African
tour. "That is w\vh we. at The Executive Leadership
Council, believed it was crucial for our Ann Fudge
scholars to receive not only scholarship support but also
the unparalleled experience of traveling to another
country, chaperoned by ELC women and hosted by
ELC member companies."
"The South Africa trip taught me the signifi-
cance of cross-cultural communication," said Denyqua
Rodriguez, a rising senior at Bennett College for
Women. "I now have a greater awareness and appreci-
ation for diversity and inclusion." Another Bennett
College rising senior, Khadijah Dargan, added, "I truly
appreciate this eye opening trip that has caused me to
move rapidly toward truly understanding globalization.
I feel as if I have been given the world, and it is all due
to the empowered women of The Executive Leadership
The scholars visited senior executives from GE,
Johnson & Johnson, and other global companies in the
region to gain first-hand insight into global business and
professional and- personal leadership development.
Venus Taylor, a 2nd year MBA student at The
University of Chicago said, "As world markets become
increasingly integrated, it is important for us to become
members of the global community if we want to make
any impact. The exposure granted by this trip to South
Africa has opened doors to what I can apply to my
MBA studies as well as to my career."
Chaperone Marva Smalls of MTV Networks
observed, "The trip to South Africa was a great comple-
ment to the academic studies and internships of the
Anne Fudge Scholars. Not only did it add to their per-
sonal and professional development, but they were able
to witness first-hand the innovative work of global com-
panies in connecting their businesses back to the com-
munity and their employees to each other. On a profes-
sional level, I. gained great insight into the various mod-
els used to build a diverse and inclusive workforce
which can also be championed within MTV Networks."
The scholarships awarded each of the women
$5,000 and were presented at The Executive Leadership
Council's 2008 Black Women's Leadership Summit in
New York City last summer. All funds for the scholar-
ships and travel expenses for the scholars were raised
by hundreds of ELC members through support of past
annual women's summits. The students also were rec-
ognized at The Council's 2008 Annual Recognition
Awards black tie gala in New York last October, which
was attended by more than 2,000 leaders in business,
higher education, and public policy.
"This global excursion has exceeded all of my
expectations," said Spelman College Rising Senior
Michelle Maltbia, expressing her appreciation. "With
each new experience I found an opportunity for my own
personal growth and for that 1 am eternally grateful."
August 2?, 2009
SA rd~L1 D '
P RE P RA P BACK -TO-SCHOOL EDITION
CALLS FOR "DATA
REVOLUTION" TO TRACK
PROGRESS, IMPROVE LIVES
OF VULNERABLE KIDS:
FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL
GOVERNMENT ACTION NEEDED
2009 KIDS COUNT DATA BOOK SHOWS
900,000 MORE CHILDREN LIVING IN
POVERTY, CHILDREN OF COLOR
CONTINUE TO FACE BARRIERS TO
The Annie E. Casey Foundation
today called for improvements to the
nation's ability to design and evaluate
programs aimed at the needs of children
and families living in poverty. Casey, in
releasing its 20th annual KIDS COUNT
Data Book, makes it clear that the basis
for improving the outcomes of this coun-
try's most disadvantaged children and
families lies in identifying where they
are, the conditions that they live in, and
the effectiveness of current programs to
The KIDS COUNT Data Book
and the new Data Center
respond to this need by providing a con-
sistent, reliable source of information
about children's well-being. Data on 10
key measures are now available at the
state, county, and city level, providing
policymakers with the most comprehen-
sive source of information.
"Better futures for children will
not occur simply by combining -better
data, stronger data analysis, and an
increased use of new technology," says
Douglas W. Nelson,'president and CEO.
of the Baltimore-based Casey
Foundation. "But by counting what
counts in the lives of children and fami-
lies, we can better hold ourselves
accountable to our national commitment
to meet the needs and boost the out-
comes for less-fortunate children. It's
time to focus on the evolving needs of
the next generation of millions of chil-
dren whose future well-being is on the'
In this year's Data Book essay,
"Counting What Counts," Casey calls on
federal leaders, state and local decision
makers, and children's advocates to
transform how they use data to improve
the lives of vulnerable children through:
Leadership at the federal level to
develop high-quality data systems:
Key recommendations include fully
funding, properly managing, and suc-
cessfully promoting the 2010 Census;
updating the U.S. poverty measure;
increasing data collection on child and
family well-being; and addressing prob-
lems in the National Vital Statistics
Commitment at the state and local
level to improve performance meas-
urement: Steps that can be taken
include enhancing administrative data-
bases, improving data analysis, promot-
ing data-driven practice improvements,
and expanding the use of new informa-
Engagement of children's advo-
cates and other concerned leaders:
Awareness and mobilization efforts
include using compelling data to inform
and strengthen advocacy; identifying
critical, measureable benchmarks; and
using neighborhood indicators antd com-
munity mapping to clarify challenges
and identify opportunities for helping
"Access to timely and easily
understood data. can lead to better-
informed policies, more focused pro-
gramming, and more efficient use of tax-
payer dollars," declares Patrick
McCarthy, senior vice president of the
Casey Foundation. "Despite the tempta-
tions' to cut back on government-
financed systems during hard economic
times, ensuring that policy makers and
managers have the .information they
need to make critically important deci-
sions can deliver an immense payoff in
reduced waste and improved results for
The 20th annual KIDS COUNT
Data Book indicators show that national
trends in child well-being have improved
slightly since 2000. These national
trends, however, are not on par with the
well-being improvements that were
seen at the end of the 1990s. "KIDS
COUNT has slightly more good news
than bad for children, but there are
some trends going in the wrong direc-
tion," says Laura Beavers, coordinator
of the national KIDS COUNT project.
"The poverty rate for children remains
between 17 and 19 percent thus far this
decade the rate of 18 percent in 2007
means 900,000 more children were liv-
ing in poverty nationally than in 2000, a
number that spurs our call for change."
Nationally, the differences in child
well-being across racial and ethnic lines
vary by indicator. In fact, nationally,
since 2000, gaps in the differences in
child well-being along racial and ethnic
lines have decreased in some areas--
most notably, the high school dropout
rate. However, on the whole, non-
Hispanic white children continue to have
greater opportunities for better out-
comes compared with most other racial
and ethnic groups.
The 2009 KIDS COUNT Data
Book found that:
Compared to the national aver-
age of 18 percent, nearly twice as many
African-American children (35 per-
cent) were living in poverty, but had only
one percent higher (8 percent) than the
national average (7 percent) of teen
high school dropouts;
Nationally, Asian American chil-
dren and families fared better than
national averages on all 10 indicators of
well-being, and better than white chil-
dren on all but three indicators (percent-
age of low-birthweight babies, percent-
age of children living in families where
no parent has full-time, year-round
employment, and percentage of chil-
dren in poverty);
American Indian and Alaskan
Native children were three times (33
percent) more likely than white children
(11 percent) to be living in poverty, and
fared worse than national averages on
all ten KIDS COUNT indicators of child
well-being except percentage of low-
The birth rate of Hispanic and
Latino teens (83 per thousand live
births) was nearly double that of the
national average (42 per thousand live
births), but Hispanic and Latino children
fared better than the national. average
on some health indicators, including the
percentage of low-birthweight babies,
the infant, mortality rate, and the child.
The 2009 KIDS COUNT Data
Book provides national statistics for five
large racial-and ethnic groups on each,
of the 10 measures of child well-being
used to rank states. To access state-
level data for these racial and ethnic
groups for our 10 key indicators, visit the
KIDS COUNT Data Center/ at
the KIDS COUNT Data Center, users
can download the complete Data Book,
access hundreds of other measures of
child well-being, and view real-time
information on portable devices.
For more information, or to
arrange an interview, please contact
Tiffany Thomas Smith, firstname.lastname@example.org
or (410) 223-2980.
The Annie E. Casey Foundation
is a private charitable organization,
whose primary mission is to foster pub-
lic policies, human-service reforms, and
community supports that more effective-
ly meet the needs of today's vulnerable
children and families. For more informa-
tion, visit www.aecf.org.
Floridian Civil Rights Trailblazer and FAMU Alum
Honored by the National Bar Association
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -
Florida A&M University. (FAMU)
alum and State of Florida
Senator (D-Tampa) Arthenia
Joyner was inducted into the
National Bar Association's
(NBA) Hall of Fame.
"It's a singular honor to have
been recognized by your peers
for this milestone," said Senator
Joyner. "But there's much work
left to be done. This honor
inspires me to continue the fight
Senator Joyner was honored at
the organization's 23rd Annual Hall of Fame luncheon in San Diego,
Calif. She is also the second woman to serve as president of the
John Crump, the National Bar's executive director, said
Senator Joyner is being added to the Hall of Fame's ranks "in recog-
nition of her many years of services in the practice of law, contribu-
tions to the African-American community and the significant contribu-
tions that she has made to the cause ofjustice."
About Sen. Joyner
Joyner was elected to the Florida Legislature in 2000 where
she served six years in the Florida House of Representatives and is
currently serving in the Florida Senate. She is a shareholder in the
law firm of Stiles, Taylor & Grace, P.A. where her primary areas of
practice are probate, guardianship and public finance.
Senator Joyner has been a groundbreaker and leader in her
profession. She received her bachelor of science and juris doctor
degrees from FAMU. She was the first African-American female
attorney in Polk and Hillsborough Counties, and she has been in pri-
vate practice for 40 years longer than any other black woman in the
State of Florida.
Senator Joyner is a fighter for civil rights, and has always stood
up for what she believes. Facing segregation and discrimination, she
participated, while in high school, in one of the first civil rights demon-
strations in her hometown of Tampa, Fla. She was active in the effort
to desegregate movie theaters and churches in Tallahassee, Fla. and
was arrested twice while attending FAMU. In 1985, her commitment
was demonstrated again while serving as president of the National
Bar Association as she protested apartheid outside the South African
Embassy in Washington, D.C.
Senator Joyner has received numerous awards. Counted
among her most prestigious awards are appointments by former
President William "Bill" Clinton to the U.S. Delegation to the
Population Conference in Cairo, Egypt, in 1994; the U.S. Delegation
to the United Nations 4th World Conference on Women in Beijing,
China, in 1995; to the Federal Aviation Management Advisory
Council, in 1999; and a Honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Stetson
University in 1991.
About the NBA
The NBA, founded in 1925, has been at the forefront of legal
battles waged on behalf of equality, especially on behalf of the
African-American community. The NBA is the nation's oldest and
largest national association of predominately African-American
lawyers and judges. It has 84 affiliate chapters throughout the United
States and affiliations in Canada, the United Kingdom, Africa and the
Caribbean. It represents a professional network of more than 20,000
lawyers, judges, educators and law students.
FOR THIRD YEAR IN A ROW, LOCAL CHILD RECEIVES SEAN
ANDERSON SCHOLARSHIP FOR A FREE ANTI-STUTTERING
ALL THREE WINNERS HAVE BEEN PATIENTS OF WOLFSON
Anfernee McGahee, 13, of Jacksonville is this year's recipient of the
Sean Andersori Scholarship SpeechEasy device in the state of.Florida.
This is the third consecutive year that a child served by Wolfson
Children's Rehabilitation has received the scholarship for Florida.
Anfemee was fitted for his new device on Thursday, June 25, at 2
p.m., at the Wolfson Rehab Clinic within the Baptist Health Center in
Mandarin, 10337 San Jose Blvd., Suite 102. Scholarship provider Andy
Anderson attended. "The SpeechEasy device will allow this young man to
share his many thoughts and ideas that up until this point he has been unable
to express," says Judy Hammer-Knisely, speech-language pathologist and
audiologist at Wolfson Children's Rehab."
Launched in 2004, the Sean Anderson Memorial Scholarship
Program provides free devices and therapy to Florida children who stutter.
The scholarship is named in memory of 10-year-old Sean Anderson of
Ocoee, Florida, who received the SpeechEasy device nine months before
his untimely death in February 2004. With the help of SpeechEasy, Sean
was able to speak fluently for the first time in his life, prompting his par-
ents, Andy Anderson and Martha Lopez-Anderson, to help launch the annu-
al scholarship program in his memory.
The scholarship program selects one Florida child each year to
receive a free SpeechEasy device. The recipient is selected based on eligi-
bility criteria that include financial hardship and potential for life-changing
benefits such as social and academic/career advancement.
For more information on the Sean Anderson Memorial Scholarship
Program, please call (877) 4-FLUENCY (877-435-8362).
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WCGL CELEBRATES 30 YEARS OF SERVICE
JACKSONVILLE, FL -- Victory AM 1360 WCGL became
Jacksonville's first full-time radio station with an all-gospel music for-
mat in 1979 with the commitment to present the word of God to the
Jacksonville community. While the local radio industry has encoun-
tered hundreds of ownership, format and personnel changes during
this period, WCGL has remained "Jacksonville's Longtime Friend"
with the same management team for 20 of the past 30 years.
"I have been blessed to lead this great organization over the past 20
years," said Deborah Maiden, owner and general manager of
WCGL. "Our mission has remained intact since 1989 and I am
extremely proud that we have not wavered in our desire to serve this
community with great gospel music while presenting the word of
God through the various ministries that air on our radio station daily.
That is why we have no problem with our trademark, Victory AM
1360 WCGL, Where Christ Gets Lifted."
This year, WCGL will commemorate its 30th anniversary with a
gospel celebration concert on Saturday, November 7th at the 5,000-
seat Paxon Revival Center, 5461 Commonwealth Avenue. Gospel
recording artists scheduled to appear will be the legendary Canton
Spirituals, Vickie Yohe, The Nevels Sisters, Keith "Wonderboy"
Johnson, and James Fortune & FIYA. Vendor space is available
inside the church's atrium.
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