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The Florida Star Pub. Co.
Place of Publication:
Jacksonville, Fla
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September 12, 2009
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Frequency:
weekly
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Vol. 12, no. 13 i.e. 39 (Jan. 6, 1962)-
General Note:
"Florida's statewide black weekly."
General Note:
Publisher: Eric O. Simpson, Feb. 14, 1981-

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Dies Saving Girlfriend
Jarell Stewart. a student at Mandarin High
School and his girl friend, Luciana
Echeverria, 16, went swimming on Labor Day
at Ponte Vedra Beach. The waters were rough
with strong currents.
Even though they were both experienced
swimmers, Luciana started to have a hard time
and began screaming for help. She. remem-
bers Jarell started screaming her. name in an
effort to help her. According to Luciana, by
t the time the lifeguards arrived, she could no


longer see Jarell's head.
The teens attended Mandarin High School and had great aspirations. Jarell, who
played football, had made plans to either join the Air Force or attend college where
he would become an engineer.
A tribute to Jarell is planned to be held at the game Friday and a memorial service
will be held at 2 p.m.. Tuesday at 'Faith Christian Center on Lone Star Road.
A private funeral service will be held for Luciana's first love in Alabama.

Island Standoff Left One Dead

A Code Enforcement Officer went to a home in St. Simons Island, Ga on Ocean
Boulevard when the man at the home threatened him. He was only there because
the man had too many signs in his yard. After being threatened, policemen were
called and a standoff was held for three horns on Thursday.
It was noted that the man had what appeared to be a high-powered rifle with a
scope. When the man threatened to shoot and kill the officers, he was tased and
ran back into the house.
It is not clear if the man shot himself or was shot by police.

Georgia Gasoline Fraud Case Indicts 5 in $7M
As gas prices went up, many people drove to Georgia to get cheaper gas. The
first stop was at Cisco Travel Plaza, which has not been closed down.
It was soon learned that the Georgia Agriculture inspectors found the pumps were
miscalibrated.
A federal grand jury has returned a 17-count indictment against the former owner
of three Cisco Travel Plaza stations in Camden County and four other people with
the business for allegingly over charging customers about $7 million.
The indictments said that the defendants conspired to miscalibrate the unleaded
and diesel pumps at the three stations to provide less fuel than the customers were
receiving during 2005 and 2006.
Charged were Fairley Leslie Cisco, Robert Michael Clark, Regina Dianne cheat-
ing and Winston Eric Cisco.


GM Offers Satisfaction Guarantee

or Your Money Back
General Motors is comfortable with their ability in giving
their best to provide a vehicle that purchasers will be happy
with. Their new marketing campaign as America's biggest
automaker is, Satisfaction Guarantee.
The company will allow new car buyers to return their cars
within two months with full money-back refund if they are not
satisfied. This is part of a new "May the best car win" ad cam-
paign that will be launched next week and pit GM's four
remaining brands directly against competitors.
The GM cars will focus on quality, performance, fuel econo-
my and design. It will compare the Chevrolet Equinox against
the Honda CRV, and the Cadillac against German luxury vehi-
cles.
The Detroit-based automaker's present vehicles are GMAC,
Cadillac, Chevrolet and Buick. The money back guarantee offer applies to brands
such as Chevrolet, GMAC, Buick and Cadillac purchased beginning Monday,
September 21 through November 30 and the refund will be given within 31 to 60
days from purchased if not more than 4,000 miles have accumulated and the car was
purchased, not leased.

Cell Phones and Radiation
S Most cannot live without a cell phone but now
we must think about how much of our living
days can be affected because we constantly use
the cell phone.
The Environmental Working Group, a non-
profit research and advocacy group ranked over
1,000 different cell phones according to radiation
levels. It sought to find specific absorption rate
J', .'" l i(SAR) for each phone. Several research teams
from different countries reported a higher risk of
developing brain and salivary gland cancer
among high-volume, long-term cell phone users
compared to people who use cell phones less
often. (Your phone only emits radiation when you talk or text.)
There still has not been a conclusion whether cell phone radiation is harmful to
human health but the report suggest that you limit your exposure to cell phone radi-
ation while science teams and health agencies continue their research and studies. It.
is suggested that you choose a low-radiation phone as high radiation cell phones on
the organization's list emit eight times more radiation than those on the low end of
the spectrum. A list of best and worst phones is Cell Continued on A-7


Some Disrespect.

Too Disrespectful

You begin life learning.
As you continue to live.
you learn more but some
things never change and it
is said that a child's basic
personality and learning
skills are learned during
the first six years of life.
Some people are able to
see some things they %%ere
taught pnor to seven. "%ere
Congressman Joe Wilson, incorrect and sought to
(R) South Carolina make changes.
Though President
Obama has formally accepted the apology of
Congressman Joe Wilson who yelled out during the
president's address, "You lie!" many feel it was not
only disrespectful but punishable and feels that Wilson
should be reprimanded or censured.
The saddest part of this is that President Obama had
ust made a statement that Wilson was saying was not
true, contradicting his outburst. But we all know, why
Wilson felt comfortable in his outburst and.the basis.
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Man Shot, Robbers Get One Dollar
Two robbers in Brunswick, Ga, wearing ski masks and
carrying guns approached a man in his home.
Neighbors heard the screams Monday as well as the
gunshots.
The victim, 50 year old Timothy Sasser survived the
attack but the robbers only received one dollar from
him as that is all that he had.
Brunswick Police are still searching for the masks
men and are asking for assistance. Call: (912) 280-
6960.

MAD DADS Ride for Life
--. _. - MAD DADS will
g hosts its Fourth
Annual Ride for Life.
Saturday, September
12 in an effort to stop
the violence in the
area.
The ride will begin at Lonnie iller Park, 7689 Price
Lane. Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. and the ride gets
underway at 10:00 a.m.
The cost per rider is $20.00 and $5.00 per passenger.
All proceeds will benefit MAD DADS of Jacksonville.
To participate, come. For information, call MAD
DADS at (904) 781--0905.


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woman... and a man.
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before and after her
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Caster Semenya womb or ovaries and her
testosterone levels are more
than three times higher than those of a normal female,
according to the reports.
The tests were ordered by the International Association of
Athletics Federations. She could be stripped of the gold
medal she won in Berlin and may have difficulty competing
again since she has both male and female organs.
According to sources of the report, she has internal testes,
which is the male sexual organs that produce testosterone.
Testosterone is a hormone responsible for building muscles
and for producing body hair and a deep voice.
Caster said, "God made me the way I am and I accept
myself. I am who I am and I'm proud of myself. "I don't
want to talk about the tests."


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President Barack
Obama wanted to do
what he and his staff
probably thought was an
innocuous and very pos-
itive gesture- send a
message to school kids
at their institutions that
it was a good thing for
them to study hard and
stay in school because
their future and the
future of the nation
depended on it. The
uproar that this has
caused has also shocked
and embarrassed many
people who do not
understand why the
President of the United
States cannot even
deliver such a positive
message to children
without the hard politi-
cization of the event.
This is telling
because it again reflects
the politicized environ-
ment in which he wants
to attempt to bring the
country together. This
environment not only
poisons simple projects
like this, but larger ones
such as his health care
plan. Why?
I wrote some time
ago that Blacks would
have some difficulty


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determining when the
opposition to Barack
Obama was based on his
policies and when it was
based on his race. When
'some of those officials
who have opposed him
delivering a message to
their schools attempt to
justify it, they do not say
that it is because he is a
Black man, but because
it would be an inoppor-
tune day, since it falls on
the opening day of
school. Others have said
that they received many
messages from parents
complaining that they do
not want their children
subject to "Socialists
message" from this pres-
ident.
I think that what
some of it amounts to is
that culture often trumps
politics. I will never for-
get that when Ronald
Reagan came into the
White House, he was
able to get away with
proposing measures in
opposition to the exist-
ing Civil Rights culture
and for that he was
regarded as a "Teflon"
president. Things didn't
stick to him both
because he was per-
ceived to be on the right
side of the issues by the
public and the media,
but also because he was
perceived culturally as a
father figure. He was not
only the man in charge
of the political system,
he was in charge of the
political culture as well.
It is normal for many
in the majority to con-
ceive of it as natural that
the head of state should


Barack Can't Speak to School Children? Why?

by Ron Walters
NNPA Columnist


regated


academies,


represent them political-
ly and -culturally and
when he doesn't on
either account they
push back. The cultural
question here is that
Obama is obviously a
Black president in a
White majority country
and as such, somewhat
out of sync culturally
with their origins and
their groups' social
processes.
That complicates for
them the extent to which
he is perceived as some-
one who has cultural
authority over their
lives. It was different
when he chided Black
males to be morally
responsible and to take
care of their families,
because Whites perceive
of him acting in a natu-
ral role as the top politi-
cal figure in the Black
community and deliver-
ing a cultural message of
which they approved.
But when he tries to
deliver messages relat-
ing to White culture it is
rejected by many, wit-
ness the firestorm over
his view that economic
resentment often pushes
people to move closer to
God and their guns.
Schools are uniquely
cultural institutions and
many Whites left
schools that were open
to Blacks because they
did not want to associate
with them culturally and
socially.
They attempt to con-
trol much of the social
and cultural context
within which their
schools seek to educate
their children. They
attempt to control the
content of text books
and the leadership struc-
ture of the schools. This,
is the source of the seg-


home schooling, and
now the charter schools
and private schools
which foster a brand of
social, segregation.
To the extent that race
is a cornerstone of the
segregation of black
children from whites, it
most surely a staple of
the judgment of White
parents .who oppose not
only what they think
may be the message of
Barack's speech, but a
voice they do not con-
sider culturally legiti-
mate delivering it.
Indeed, much of the
subterranean conflict
over the proposals of the
Obama administration
does not derive from
their objective sub-
stance, but from the
question of whether he
has the legitimacy to
make them.
Authority is a source
of legitimacy and inso-
far as Obama's authority
comes from his election
as the President, it has
given him some political
legitimacy. But the
sources of legitimacy
are often more complex,
sometimes buried deep
in the culture.
Dr. Ron Walters is
Professor of
Government and
Politics Emeritus at the
University of Maryland
College Park. His latest
gook is: The Price of
Racial Reconciliation
(University of Michigan
Press).


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SEPTEMBER 12, 2009


Faith In Our Community
K Schedule of Events and Senvices

FRIENDSHIP PRIMITIVE BAPTIST CHURCH -
located at 1106 Peaice St., Jacksoriville, will be having
it's Church's 82nd and Pastor's 34th Anniversary on
September 14,16, 18, and 20, 2009. The theme will be
"He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most high
shall abide under the shadow of the almighty," from
,the Scripture Psalm 91:1. Senior Pastor Elder Bobbie
Sheffield. Assistant Pastor: Elder Alvin Smith. For
additional information, please, call the church at 904-
353-7734.
THE SINAI SISTERS IN CHRIST WOMEN'S
MINISTRY -OF MOUNT SINAI Missionary
Baptist Church will celebrate their Ninth Annual
Women's Conference on Saturday, September. 19th
from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The 2009 Conference theme is
"Women nurturing the mind, body and soul through
the strength of Christ," 1 Corinthians 12:12. Speakers
are: Sister Evelyn Kimbrough of Mount Sinai
Missionary Baptist Church, Sister Angelia Hope-
Hawkins of Peace Missionary Baptist Church, Pastor
Mary David of New Hope AME, Evangelist Sandra
Green of Zion Missionary Baptist Church, Blackshear,
GA. and Sister Sandra Waldorf of Mount Nebo Baptist
Church. Also, Christian mime, spiritual dance, and
song. The church is located at 2036 Silver St.,
Jacksonville. Rev. R.L. Gundy, Pastor. For more infor-
mation, call 904-354-7249.
GREATER DIMENSIONS CHRISTIAN ASSEM-
BLY will be celebrating CGR~A IoM
its 12th Church and a tM a
Pastors' Anniversary,
September 9 13, 2009.
Services will be held
Wednesday Friday, 7:30
p.m. Saturday 6:00 p.m.
and sunday 11:30 a.m. and
5:00 p.m. The Pastors are
Dr. Debra Curington and
Rev., Elwyn Curington.
1680 Dunn Ave., Suites 1 Dr. Debra Cuiringrton and
and 2 (Rutger's Plaza). Rev. Elwyn cukington
THE MOUNT LEBANON MISSIONARY BAP-
TIST CHURCH will be



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Paslor Jeremiah Robinson, Jr.. celebrating its Annual
Dual Day; Sunday, September 13, 2009, .starting with
|Church Schoolat 9:00 a.m., Morning Worship at 10:30
',a.. with our Guest Speaker, Pastor Tara Jones of
fUnity Christian Fellowship, Inc., and the afternoon
program at 3:30 p.m. with our, Guest Speaker. Pastor
Jeremiah Robinson, Jr. of New Zion Baptist Church.
Our theme this year is "Celebrating the Vision and
Victory." In Memory of Dr. L. N. Yarber..."The
Church in the Hearts of the People...with the People
in Its Heart." Rev. Freddie Sumner, Interim Pastor.
The church is located at 9319 Ridge Blvd.,
Jacksonville, For more information, please contact us
at 904-527-1762.
THE NORTHSIDE CHURCH OF CHRIST located
,at 4736 Avenue B, were Charlie McClendon, is the
:senior minister, will have its Annual Harvester's
Gospel/Revival meeting September 12-17, 2009. The
theme is: "God Is Able." The guest speaker will be
Douglas Perry, from Dallas, Texas. This vibrant,
young, and energetic evangelist will help you to
restore your Christian walk. His lessons focus on
renewing, and refreshing your spiritual commitments.
The activities will begin with a FREE concert
Saturday, September 12th and will feature The nation-
ally known Acappella Total Praise singing group, at'
7:00 p.m.; Sunday, September 13th is Family &
Friends Day; it includes Bible School at 9:15 a.m.,
Mass Worship Service at 10:30 a.m. and a FREE din-
ner for all following the Mass Worship Service.
Monday-Thursday, September 14-17 is the gospel
revival meeting, starting at 7:00 p.m. each evening.
There is FREE local transportation to all events, and
nursery service is available. For more information,
please call the Northside Church of Christ at (904)
765-9830.
SWEETFIELD MISSIONARY BAPTIST
CHURCH, 1365 Harrison St., Jacksonville with Dr.
.Richard Russ as Pastor celebrate Men-In-Black,
September 13, 2009 at 4:00 p.m. Come be blessed
with praying, singing and a word from the Lord with
Rev. Walter Scott of Friendship Missionary Baptist


Church in Waycross. Georgia. For more information.
contact Sis. Nicolla Mack at 904-226-6437.
PIUS THE FIFTH CATHOLIC CHURCH &
SCHOOL FESTIVAL -Come join us on Saturday.
September 26, 2009 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the 2009
St. Pius the Fifth Catholic Church & School Festival,
located at 1470 West 13th Street, Jacksonville, (at the
corner of West 13th Street and Blue Avenue). Enjoy
fellowship, food and fun. All ages are Welcome to this
fundraising event. Call the church rectory at (904)
354-1501 for more information.
RESTING ON HIS PROMISE -the new release from
James "JJ" Hairston and Youthful Praise, the inspired
pen and iconic sound that introduced such gospel hits
as "Awesome God" and "Incredible God, Incredible
Praise" debuts -at #4 on the Current Gospel Billboard
Chart. RESTING... is the highest debut for the choir
since the 2002 release of Awesome God. The choir
also made their debut in the Top 200 while also pick-
ing up #8 Christian/Gospel Digital Albums, #10
Billboard Top Christian Albums Overall, and #23 Top
Independent Current Albums.
With the release of RESTING ON HIS PROMISE
(Light Records/Evidence Gospel), YP's album offers
the trademark east coast choir sound and expansive
melodies with the contagious energy of driving rock
infused tunes and plenty of foot stompm' rhythm to
satisfy the traditional gospel music fan.
Hairston's ability to craft tunes with timeless
melodies and timely lyrics is aptly demonstrated by
the title track "Resting On His Promise". The gentle
reminder expresses that we are children of an all suffi-
cient Father who will "put your mind \at ease" and
draw you into His rest. The words of "Hear Me Lord"
epitomize the theme of RESTING ON HIS PROM-
ISE: "Every miracle, in your word is preceded by a
sound... I need a miracle, so I'll make my own sound
right now." Whether it be the triumphant song of
praise proclaimed in "What A Mighty God We Serve",
the intimate worship of "Close to You" or the emphat-
ic testimony shared in "You Can Make It," Youthful
Praise gives unrestrained expression to the heartfelt
emotions of the believer.
The project features stand out performances from
choir member, David McClure whose runs and riffs
take "Powerful God" to a whole new level; the alto
timbre of Dion Kipping's effortless voice on "Lord
You're Mighty"; Myron Butler's exhortation of "Great
Expectation"; and the flawless vocal styling of the
incomparable Dorinda Clark Cole. There is even a sur-
prise appearance from the First Lady of Gospel,
Shirley Caesar.
Founded in 1992,the 35-member choir was birthed
out of their home church, Cathedral of Praise in
Bridgeport, Connecticut, where the group remains as
one of the church's choirs. The choir has gone on to
produce five albums; Awesome God (2002), Thank
You For The Change (2004), Live: The Praise, The
Worship (2005), Exalted... Live In Baltimore (2007),
and most recently, RESTING ON HIS PROMISE.
RESTING ON HIS PROMISE, is available now
and is sure to exceed the expectations of the2- most
committed fans as they are taken on a musical journey
that will stir their hearts to worship and lift their arms
in praise.
For more information visit www.youthfulpraise.org
or www.myspace.com/youthfulpraise.
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I NOTICES

BROWN, Georgia Mae, September 6, 2009.
died September 2, 2009. MITCHELL, Wanda,
DeSHAZO, Roosevelt, 59, died September 2009.
died September 6, 2009. MURPHY, George D.,
GOGGINS, Little Miss 77, died September 3,
Shaneka, 11, died 2009. Alphonso West
September 8, 2009. Mortuary, Inc.
GORDON, Algia M., MYERS, Reginald, died
died September 6, 2009. September 3, 2009.
GRAY, Johnny C., died PAIGE, Todd A., died
September 1, 2009. September 5, 2009.
JOHNSON, Mrs. Emma PARKER, Eric, died
B., died September 1, September 2, 2009.
2009. Alphonso West PAYGE, Andrew, died
Mortuary, Inc. September 3, 2009.
JONES, Ms. Susie, died RANDOLPH, Mrs. Amy
September 4, 2009. Lee, died September 7,
LEVINE, Ms. Emma, 2009.
died September 2, 2009. REDDICK, Harriett,
McNAIR, Matthew, Jr., died September 5, 2009.
died September 4, 2009. SMITH, Wesley, died
MITCHELL, Susie, died September 4, 2009.


The Church Directory
"Come and Worship With Us"

New Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church
1824 Prospect Street Jacksonville, FL 32208
Sunday School ....................9:30 a.m.
Sunday Morning \
Intercessory Prayer...................10:45 a.m. :'
Morning Worship ......................11!00 a.m.
Youth Church
2nd & 3rd Sundays (Old Sanctuary)
Tuesday Pastoral Bible Study ............... 7:00 p.m.
Bishop Eric Lee, Pastor
Rev. Joe Calhoun, Pastor Emeritus
(904) 764-5727 Church!

Historic Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church
Sunday
Worship Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . :. 10:00 a.m.
Church School ........................... ...... . 8:30 p.m.
Wednesday
"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.
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"There 's Always Somrethiing Happeninzg On, The First Coast"


CRUISIN' THRU REUNION 62'
A "Cruisin' we will go! A "Cruisin' we will go!
A 'Cruisin' we will go! A 'Cruisin' we will go!


Stanton High School's Class of 1947 kicked off
62nd Reunion with a Luncheon recently at the Holic
Inn Commonwealth. Mrs. Theresa Bryant Barn
presided at the luncheon event that included memb
of the class participating. They were: Mrs. Willie
Clayton, Mrs. Ernestine Moore Williams, Ler
Hutchins, Mrs. Maple McNealy Jones, Mrs. Eli
Dennis Young, Mrs. Beatrice Sceley Wilcox, Mi
Pauline Exson Davis, Mrs. Doris Randol
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Linda Andrews was the guest soloist. MN
Gertrude Peele was the luncheon speaker.
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Reunion, the room was 'buzzin' with excitemer
Cruise Coordinator Mrs. Clara Cross was on hand
provide updates for the upcoming cruise.
Reunion Luncheon Planners were Mesdamr
Pauline Exson Davis and Beatrice Sceley Wils
assisted by: Mesdames Willie E. Clayton. Co
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Steven Lee, Playwright Discusses His New Play Chariot


By Rych McCain/
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The legendary
Stella Adler
Theatre in
'Hollywood just
ended a successful
run of the new
stage play Chariot.
The play hits hard
with subjects of
racism, homopho-
*bia and acceptance
:within a dysfunc-
tional black family
living in the San
Fernando Valley
/area of Los
.Angeles. On the
.outside, the Hill
family has made it
-;in terms of the
:beautiful suburban
house located on a
peaceful cul-de-sac
:of cookie-cutter
"homes but on the
inside, they live a,
life of lies and
deceit where truth-
iful discussions
can't take. place.
:No one can be
;black in lieu of
,offending the
'neighbors and no


one can be gay or
anything else that
is consider against
the norm but this
family has the mili-
tant, gay and other-'
wise rebellious ele-
ments that soon
come to a head.
, Steven Lee wrote.
this play and
reflects about the
motivation behind
the content. He
explains, "When
writing, I really
had to allow myself
to say what I said
in this piece. I was
kind of brought up
as many of us are
to not share our
dirty laundry in
public especially
with mixed audi-
ences if you will
and it felt kind of
risky. But as a
writer you feel so
solitary and that
you're just doing it
for yourself. So I
told myself, I'll
just write it for me
even though it was
a play. So of
course, when it
became a play I
realized 'o my
goodness' it has to


be performed, peo-
ple will see it and I
was a little bit
nervous."
Does Lee have a
central theme that
he writes from or is
he sort of all over
the place? He
quips; "I think I
have a central
theme. I like to
think I'm all over
the place. I like to
write comedies a
lot. I've written a
lot of comedies.
But one of the
recurring themes is
be true. Be true to
your uniqueness.
You can be in the
group but you
don't have to
become the group
a'nd hide \ your
uniqueness and
hide your individu-
ality and the group
won't collapse with
you in it as your-
self. I think that is
one of the biggest
themes of every-
thing that I write."
What does Lee
hope the audience
take away from
Chariot? Lee is all
smiles, "Again, I


really hope they
recognize the mes-
sage that you can
be yourself and you
can love yourself
even if you're dif-
ferent from other
people and you're
different from what
you were told you
should be. I think
that is really
important for our
inner city youth,
for youth in school
that have different
learning -styles,
that that's accept-
able. I just want
people to feel good
about themselves,
to really investi-
gate why they are
not feeling good
about themselves
and to start a con-
versation about
what's bothering us
as individuals?
Why are there so
many disenfran-
,chised people in
prison? Why are
there more in the
prison than ii the
universities as
quoted in my play?
"We can't act
that's not happen-
ing and there's a


Chariot cast members
reason for it," con-
tinued Lee. "And I
think telling people
that you can't talk
about your pain are
one of the things
we need to re-
think. This play
really confronts
different kinds of
pain in a family
unit and that's OK.


.We can survive
that. We are strong
enough to survive
talking about our
pain especially
when we talk about
it knowing that we
are going to find
and have solu-
tions."


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Ebony Fashion Show Falls Victim to Crippled Economy


Special to the
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(NNPA) After
more than 50 years
of vibrant colors,
decorative runways
and models of color
ranging from stick
thin to plus-size, the
Ebony Fashion Fair
show has called it
quits, at least for
now, a Philadelphia
Inquirer article
reported.
Organizers of the
Ebony Fashion Fair
have canceled the
annual fashion show-
case this year due to
the economic slow-
down. Staged'annu-
ally at venues across
the country, the fash-
ion show .hopes to
return in the fall of
2010.
The Ebony
Fashion Fair show
has raised over $55
million during its
history to benefit
various causes and
African-American
groups, according to
Johnson Publishing
chairman and CEO
Linda Johnson Rice.
But a slow econo-
my has caused many
corporate sponsors
and investors to
withdraw from the
successful showcase.
"The overall eco-
nomic climate has
presented challenges
for many, including
our potential corpo-
rate sponsors," said
Rice in a statement.
To date, there
have been over 4,000
shows performed in
the U.S., Caribbean
and London, accord-
ing to a company
representative. The
featured clothing
generally includes
high-brow couture
pieces from various
international fashion
weeks and "ready-to-
wear" items from up-
and-coming design-
ers.
Organizers of the
Ebony Fashion Fair
have canceled the
annual fashion show-
case this year due to
the economic slow-
down. Staged annu-
ally at venues across
the country, the fash-
ion show hopes to
return in the fall of
2010.
The Ebony
Fashion Fair show
has raised over $55
million during its
history to benefit
various causes and
African-American
groups, according to
Johnson Publishing


chairman and CEO
Linda Johnson Rice.
But a slow econo-
my has caused many
.corporate sponsors
and investors to
withdraw from the
successful showcase.
"The overall eco-
nomic climate has
presented challenges
for many, including
our potential corpo-
rate sponsors," said
Rice in a statement.
To date, there
have been over 4,000
shows performed in
the U.S., Caribbean
and London, accord-
ing to a company
representative. The


featured


clothing


generally includes
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pieces from various
international fashion
weeks and "ready-to-
wear" items from up-
and-coming design-
ers.


2009


Ebony Fashion Fair Through the Years


1958
1959
1960
1961
1962
1963
1964
1965
1966
1967
1968
1969
1970
.1971
1972
1973
1974


Ebony Fashion Fair AROUND THE CLOCK
FASHIONS AROUND THE WORLD
SYMPHONY IN FASHIONS
Ebony Fashion Fair INTERNATIONAL
AN ORIENTAL FLAIR
Ebony Fashion Fair AMERICANA
A SPANISH FLAIR
FASHIONS IN ORBIT
COLORBALLO
FASHION REBELLION
FASHION FREEDOM
THE FLAPPER RETURNS WITH SOUL
THE LIBERATED LOOK
WHAT'S GOIN' ON
A WAY TO LOOK
THE MOOD OF LUXURY
THE BIG WHIRL OF FASHION


1975-76
1976-77
1977-78
1978-79
1979-80
1980-81
1981-82
1982-83
1983-84
1984-85
1985-86
1986-87
1987-88
1988-89
1989-90
1990-91
1991-92
1992-93
1993-94
1994-95
1995-96
1996-97
1997-98
1998-99
1999-200
2000-200
2001-200
2002-200
2003-200
2004-200
2005-200
2006-200
2007-20C


THE NATURAL FEELING
THE CARE-FREE LIFE
THE BODY ATTITUDE
BACK TO GLAMOR
COLOR EXPLOSION
THE FREE SPIRIT
THE LOOK OF ELEGANCE
THE MOOD OF ROMANCE
FASHION EXTRAVAGANZA
*COLOR FANTASY
BODY LANGUAGE
FASHION SCANDAL
FASHION SIZZLE
FASHION SEDUCTION
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LIVING THE FANTASY
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Andy Seeking Help for Our School Bathrooms
They scare us to death about the possibility of a huge huge terrible flu pandemic.
They scare us to death. They recommend flu shots. They warn us that millions could
die. I have no way to evaluate how serious to take these warnings. I just don't know. I
ust don't know.
What I DO know is that even in regular years when we fear nothing more than the reg-
ular flu problems... any normal reasonable rational person can increase protection
against flu through washing his or her hands, often, with soap and warm water, rinsing
with warm water, then drying the hands with clean paper towels. Does anyone deny that
this is what normal reasonable people should do?!
Yet...here in Jacksonville, Florida, here in the Duval County school district, we have
a long-standing tradition of nearly unusable boys restrooms in our middle schools and
in our senior high schools.
Oh, the restrooms for girls are usually ok. And the elementary school restrooms are
usually ok.
But restrooms for boys in middle schools and senior high schools here are nearly
impossible to use. In many schools they are totally locked up all day, 100% impossible
to use. What makes any of these principals or vice principals or deans believe they have
the right to terrorize the boys in this fashion?!
Well, they tell me, sometimes the boys have committed acts of vandalism, so we react
by locking up the restrooms.
Or, they tell me, sometimes boys misbehave and so we react by providing no soap, no
hot water, no paper towels, etc.
MOST boys restrooms in our county in MOST middle schools and in MOST senior
high schools:
1. are locked up all day and/or
2. are locked up most of the day and/or
3. have no running water in the sinks and/or'
4. have running water in the sinks but no hot water and/or
5. have no soap and/or
6. have no paper towels and/or
7. have toilets which don't work and/or
8. are so messy and stinky and nasty that nobody would
want to consider using them.
In other words, Duval County schools are working very hard .to increase the likelihood
of a flu epidemic in this city.
And, in other words, Duval County schools are working very hard to teach boys bad
bad health practices. Our young men learn that they should not expect to wash their
hands on a normal day. They learn it is nor normal to wash hands.
I mention this with several objectives.
I hope I can bring enough attention to this stupid long-standing tradition in
Jacksonville that our school administrators become 100% cured of their bad attitude.
ALL boys have a right to properly maintained restrooms, even if there are a few van-
dals in the school.
I hope we can compare notes and see if this is a problem all over the U.S. I wonder?
Do high school deans across the U.S. have this same cruel and brutal and stupid atti-
tude about whether boys should have access to proper restrooms? Let me know. Let me
know. Email me. Reply to this email.
Or email me: downtobusinessandy@yahoo.com
Or call in on my show where we will address this topic many times in the next few
weeks.
Down to Business Andy Johnson
3-6 p.m., Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, live
FM 105.3 WJSJ, Jacksonville, and www.radiofreejax.com
Call-in: 904-854-TALK
Please check in your own schools. Whether you live in Duval or not, please find out,
please personally visit or please have your own son give you a report.
Now don't get me wrong. I am not trying to raise the alarm about elementary schools
or about girls restrooms. As far as I can find out, there is almost never a problem with
elementary.restrooms or with middle school or senior high girls restrooms.
But, in Duval County, the young men in senior high and middle school are drilled, year
after year, in NOT washing their hands, ever.
This increases the chance of the flu for us.
And, please help me join in checking on schools across the U.S.
How absurd if we are panicking people about the flu, telling them to get flu shots, .if
we are not using our schools as a way to reduce the spread of the flu...through proper
and regular hand-washing!!!
I solicit your help. I need your help.
I have brought up this issue in Jacksonville before, only to win temporary improve-
ments.
But this problem has been on-going in Jacksonville for 20 years.
How about your kid's school? Please check.

Thanks.

Andy Johnson

Before I get in trouble, I admit I have not personally been to visit each boys
restroom in my school district, Duval County, Florida. I rely on reports from
students and teachers and parents. I also admit that SOME schools, such
as Fletcher Senior, are very careful to encourage hand washing by both
boys and girls. But, sadly, most of our senior high schools and most of
our middle schools maintain boys restrooms unfit for anyone to use at all.


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Dear Deanna! with a sharply increased risk of death from cardiovascular disease, according to
My boyfriend has been a stay-at-home dad for too long. When he research reported in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association.
lost his job I was a team player committed to keeping things
together. He helps with the kids, but I still cook and clean. It's In a new study, the risk of death from cardiovascular disease was almost six times
been over a year and I'm tired. We argue a lot and there's no inti- higher in men with the highest concentrations of bone lead compared to men with the
macy. I'm ready to end the relationship because I see him as a lowest concentrations. The risk of death from all causes was 2.5 times higher in men
lazy, trifling man and I'm not supporting him anymore. What do I do? with the highest levels of lead compared to those with the lowest levels.
Melissa M. (Benton Harbor, MI) These men were exposed to environmental lead in the community -tjust as people
Dear Melissa: are exposed throughout the nation. The participants' blood levels of lead were slight-
It's too late to call him lazy and trifling because you've already had children with him ly higher than the average of similar U.S. men.
and you weren't married. You should've had warning signs before now and there's no "Cumulative exposure to lead, even in an era when current exposures are low, rep-
use complaining. He's not helping you financially, emotionally or spiritually so it won't resents an important predictor of cardiovascular death," said Marc Weisskopf, Ph.D.,
matter if you're together or not. In order to save the relationship, simply demand that Sc.D., lead author of the study and assistant professor of environmental health and epi-
your freeloader get a job and pull his load or get out. demiology at the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston.
"The findings with bone lead are dramatic. It is the first time we have had a bio-
Dear Deanna! marker of cumulative exposure to lead and the strong findings suggest that it is a more
My girlfriend is getting on my nerves because I feel she has mistaken strength for rude- critical biomarker than blood lead."
ness. She talks down to me and embarrasses me in front of my friends. She is trying to Researchers analyzed 868 primarily Caucasian men living in the greater Boston
prove to her friends that she's in control of this relationship. I let her get away with a area who are participating in the VA Normative Aging Study. At the start of the study,
few things because no harm has been done. I need to put a stop to this because she's when men received their first bone lead measurement, the average age was 67 years.
begun to publicly attack my sexual performance. How do I address this without ruining They were followed for about nine years; 241 died during the study.
Anonymous On-Line Readerrelationship? Traditionally, lead exposure has been measured in blood in surveillance studies and
in the clinic. Blood.lead is the only lead biomarker used by the Occupational Safety
Dear Anonymous: and Health Administration (OSHA) and -the National Health and Nutrition
You need a loud mouth woman like you need a hole in the head. Your girlfriend is being Examination Surveys (NHANES).
disrespectful to you and the relationship. You should be direct and tell her to keep her Blood has a short half life of about 30 days. Bone has a half life ranging from years
mouth shut and stop putting you on blast in front of people. If she feels the need to con- to decades and represents cumulative exposure to lead.
trol something, buy her a dog and she can pull its leash and make it jump at her com- Researchers routinely measured blood lead and two different kinds of bone lead in
the next time, you'll be gone. the patella (kneecap) and tibia (shin). They used a technique similar to a chest X-ray
to assess lead concentrations in bone: The half life of the kneecap is about eight years,
Dear Deanna! while the shin may have a half life of decades.
I have a small habit of hitting my husband. It's always playful but recently, he said he's The study's- results have important public health implications, Weisskopf said.
going to start hitting back. I didn't think anything of it until I slapped him in the back "Researchers studying cardiovascular deaths worldwide have generally not considered
because he wasn't listening to me. He caught me off guard and hit me so hard that I lost lead as one of the risk factofs that contributes to the risk of death from cardiovascular
my breath. This has caused a problem because he won't apologize and I feel abused. I'm disease."
looking at him differently and wonder is this a warning my husband is physically abu- He called for more emphasis on measuring bone lead in surveillance and regulato-
siVe? ry activities. Although few if any participants in the study were occupation'ally
Camille (Pasadena, CA) exposed to lead, there are certain occupations at high risk for lead exposure: e.g. con-
Dear Camille: struction workers and painters. These results suggest that the current OSLHA stan-
He's not abusive. As a matter of fact, he's tired of you beating on him and taking it light- dards-based solely on blood lead levels and permitting levels up to 410 micrograms
ly because you're a woman. He gave you fair warning but when he put your lights out of lead per-deciliter (.g/dL)-are likely inadequate and don't capture the full impact
you wanted to cry because you didn't get your way. If he wasn't physical before, dur- of cumulative exposure to lead, Weisskopf said.
ing or after marriage, there's not much there. If it was that bad, you would've called the "In addition to spurring additional public health measures to reduce exposure to
authorities. In the future, remember and respect his warning and keep your hands to lead, mechanistic and clinical research is needed to determine if opportunities exist to
yourself. conduct targeted screening and treatment that can further reduce the burden of cardio-
vascular disease for the potentially millions of adults who have elevated lead burdens
Ask Deanna is written by Deanna M. Write Ask Deanna! Deanna M, 264 S. La Cienega, Suite 1283, accumulated from historical exposures," said Howard Hu, M.D., co-author, NSF
Beverly iffdls, CA 90211 orEmail: askdeannal@yahoo.com Website: www.askdeanna.com International Chair of the Department of Environmental Health Sciences and profes-
sor of Environmental Health, Epidemiology and Internal-Medicine at the University of
SMichigarq Schools of Public Health and Medicine.
A A major source of U.S. environmental lead exposure in the past was through inhala-
tion of airborne lead largely from the use of leaded gasoline, Weisskopf said.
The United States banned lead in gasoline in the mid 1990's. Although airborne lead
Announcements, meetings, happenings, and community events is still found today in the United States, but at much lower levels than when leaded
scheduled in Jacksonville and the surrounding area. gasoline was used. In general, other potential sources of exposure are lead in paint
(although the sale of residential lead-based paint is banned, flaking or chipping paint
r from older houses can lead to exposures), lead in water in places where lead in the
FREE CHOLESTEROL AND DIABETES SCREENINGS -offered from 12:00 pipes is still present. Lead can also find its way into food and so ingestion of lead
(through food or water) is now one of the more common sources of exposure to the
pm 5:00 pm October 1 at Wirtn-Dixie Pharmacy, 2261 W. Edgewood Avenue, general U.S. population (along with inhalation of airborne lead). Some hobbies can
Jacksonville, FL., For more information call Cholestcheck: 800-713-3301 (No- also be associated with exposure: e.g. use of or casting ammunition, toy soldiers, fish-
Appointments) i. ng weights, lead in solder for making stained glass, or some ceramic glazes, he said.
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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 educa-
tional 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.
THE NATIONAL COLLEGE FAIR OF JACKSONVILLE -A local opportuni-
ty for students and their parents to meet college and university representatives from
across the nation. Saturday, Oct. 24, 2009, noon-4 p.m. (doors open at 11:30 a.m.)
at the Prime F. Osborn III Convention Center. Admission is free. Parking is $5 per
vehicle.Sponsored by the National Association for College Admission Counseling
(NACAC), the National College Fair of Jacksonville draws thousands of students
and their parents each year. The event will be attended by representatives from
more than 100 colleges and universities spanning from Hawaii to Maine.
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, September 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
support.
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.
4TH Annual "Shrimp & Grits: The Wild Georgia Shrimp Festival" -Friday,
September 18th, $3 Shrimp Sale Night; Saturday, September 19th, Amateur
Cooking Competition; Sunday, September 20th, Professional Cooking
Competition; Ongoing Weekend Activities, Free Live Entertainment, Shrimp &
Grits 3 Race Challenge, Popcorn Shrimp Gold Days at the Jekyll Island Golf
course, Boating Excursions, and more. 1-877-4-JEKYLL, or visit
www.jekyllisland.com/shrimpandgrits.
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Be Careful What You "Tweet"

Be careful what you "Tweet", it might not be dis-

White House African American employee Van Jones
resigned his post recently after conservative pundits called
for his removal from office when excerpts from Internet and. other messages rose
from the shadows.
Appointed as a special adviser for "green jobs" by President Barack Obama, Mr.
Jones did not go through the traditional process for administration officials who must
be confirmed by the Senate. So it was not until recently that some of Mr. Jones's past
actions received broad airing, including his derogatory statements about Republicans
in February and his signature on a 2004 letter suggesting that former President
George W. Bush might have knowingly allowed the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks to occur
in order to use them as a "pre-text to war."
I try to tell people all of the time, don't play around on the internet because the
internet never dies!
The truth is always an absolute defense. It's the snide remarks, cruel jokes and
hateful remarks that get you in trouble.
Fairness is also an advantage for bloggers, pundits and people who put their
views out for public scrutiny. If you want to post harsh comments, post harsh com-
ments about everybody and you might be considered as unbiased.
Well, if Van Jones was forced to resign after talking about Republicans, I guess
those of us that spread our views all over the internet, newspapers and broadcast sta-
tions will never even be qualified for government positions.
Speaking for myself, you can post any and every Gantt Report column I've ever
written over the Internet and it won't bother me a bit. Yes, I talk about Republicans,
Democrats, Libertarians, Independents and everybody else but not in a hateful way.
I try to write the truth regardless of who likes my columns or dislikes my columns.
Before I started writing The Gantt Report I was told by a reliable source that I
would never get another job in government. My reply was that I would never want
another job in government!
I lied of course but at the time I never knew I would one day be poor, disabled,
living off of government assistance and food stamps and in need of any job I could
get.
But God never calls on the rich and governmentally satisfied to do his will. God
has a history of using the broken, the womanizing, the addictive, the thuggish and
gangsterish to work HIS miracles. The Gantt Report is on a mission from God, so to
speak, to inform the sleeping masses about the devilish things going on in the world!
So, if you mean what you say, write what you feel and are ready to die for your
beliefs, don't you let anyone stop you from telling the truth on the Internet or any-
where else..
However, if you want to keep your low-level government job, be careful what
you post on the Internet! (Buy Gantt's book "Beast Too: Dead Man Writing" and
contact Lucius at www.allworldconsultants.net)


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From Actual Police Reports

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ARIES t i, LIBRA
i Nlarch 21st thru April 19th I Sept 23rd thru Oct 22nd


You'll give the way you respond to
the challenging relationships in your
life a second glance on Monday, as
Mercury turns retrograde in Libra in
your sector of, competitors and rivals.
You may sign on to participate in a
committee via your community on
Friday, as powerful Pluto turns direct
in Capricorn in your sector of com-
munity affairs. This weekend you will
satisfy your desire to become, a
major player arid a mover and shak-
er in your community.

TAURUS
April 20th thru Mlay 20th
An enormous amount of glitches in
your schedule will be your norm,
starting on Monday, as Mercury turns
retrograde in Libra in your sector of
daily activities. Your speed dial will
become especially sluggish'as you
go about your daily routine for the
next several weeks. Be prepared to
run into delays ,as you run errands
and have appointments canceled at
'the last minute. A family member
Refuses to see a certain situation
from your point, of view on
Wednesday.
GEMINI
lMay 21st thru June 21st
'Monday Mercury, your ruling planet,
turns retrograde in Libra. in your sec-
!tor of creativity, and you'll find your-
self experiencing a lack of inspira-
tion. Make every effort to pay atten-
tion to your Words and actions for the
:next three weeks, and try your best
to corral your scattered energy. Make
a wish over the weekend, and be
;sure you enjoy yourself as much as
possible. Your sense of optimism
returns in full force as the Moon in
'Gemini trines idealistic Neptune.

|I__ CANCER
June 22nd thru July 22nd
Mercury turns retrograde in Libra in
,your sector of home and family on
Monday, and you'll review the meth-
ods you use to protect yourself, your
family, and your property. You need
Sto establish a safe environment to
live in because your sense of securi-
ty is important to you. If you know
tyou have taken safety precautions
you'll sleep better at night. The mag-
ical Moon, your ruler, enters. Cancer
on Saturday, and your emotions will
be in overdrive over the weekend.

LEO
July 23rd thru Aug 22nd
!You approach life from an optimistic
'perspective, Leo, thanks to your
cheerful nature, courtesy of your
ruler, the radiant Sun! However, you
may carry your positive urges too far
on Friday and embark on a wild
goose chase in an important area of
your life, as Venus in Leo in your
sector of self opposes extravagant
Jupiter. You may spiral into
grandiose plans for yourself.
Brainstorming with friends and family
helps you set new priorities in your
life on Saturday.

VIRGO
Aug 23rd thru Sept 22nd
You will run into quite a few delays
and obstacles on Monday as
Mercury, your ruling planet, turns ret-
Srograde in indecisive Libra. Don't get
stalled! You always go over your rea-
sons before you take action, and it's
certainly true that you have an ana-
lytical nature, but now you may be
afraid to make any decision at all.
Rely on your instinct and follow your
hunches on Friday, as you deal with
a challenging situation that crops up
in your life.


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Monday you'll embark on' a
makeover of the way you live your
life as Mercury, the planet of your
mind, turns retrograde in Libra in
.your sector of self. You may decide
the time is right to become the per-
son you want to be and to live the life
that truly pleases you. Friday, your
ruling planet lovely Venus in flam-
boyant Leo is opposite extravagant
Jupiter, so be sure you keep your
eyes open when you deal with your
associates.


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SCORPIO
Oct 23rd thru Nov 21st


- -
Monday, Mercury turns retrograde in
Libra inyour sector of intuition, and
your insight won't be up to par. You
are usually very perceptive and you
rely on your sixth sense as you go
through life, but now you'll need to
rely on your logic more than on your
hunches. Thursday the Moon in your
sector of inner transformation trines
Mercury retrograde, and you'll have
to dig deeply into your motivations
and sort through your feelings on a
particular matter.

S SAGITTARIUS
Nov 22nd thru Dec 21st
You discover that you have been
lying to yourself on a very important
issue Sag, as stern Saturn in Virgo is
quincunx nebulous Neptune in your
sector of your mind on Saturday. Be
sure that you are true to yourself and
your needs and wants above all other
considerations this week. You are
ready to work for your own personal
satisfaction and contentment on
Sunday more than you ever have
before. You will be galvanized to
claim your personal power.

CAPRICORN
Dec 22nd thru Jan 19th
Monday you may have trouble with
someone in your neighborhood, as
Mercury turns retrograde in Libra in
your sector of community affairs. You
enjoy establishing connections in
your community, as yourstanding in
society is important to you: For the
past several months you have been
unmotivated, but now you'll feel in
control of yourself and your destiny,
starting on Friday as Pluto turns
direct in Capricorn in your sector of
self. Your sense of purpose will
return to you.

517 AQUARIUS
J**/\ Jan 20th thru Feb 18th
For the next several weeks you will
need to check that you have your
travel documents with you before
you leave your house. Mischievous
Mercury turns retrograde in Libra on
Monday, so get ready to cope with
miscommunication, computer
mishaps, and travel delays. Saturday
you will want to lose yourself in an
activity that really holds your interest
and lets you escape from your daily
routine for a while. Your desire to
have fun and entertain 'yourself will
overwhelm you this weekend.

7 PISCES
Feb 19th thru March 20th
Your favorite motto is 'go with the
flow,' Pisces, and you certainly love
change, thanks to your Zodiac Sign
of the Fish swimming in two different
directions. Monday you'll get the
chance to put your favorite phrase
into action, as Mercury turns retro-
grade in Libra in your sector of inner
change and transformation.
Saturday you'll find yourself engaged
in a power struggle with a very close
friend, and he or she will become
very demanding of you and your
time.


AUNT AND NEPHEW
FIGHT OVER MONEY
Officer was dispatched to
Anderson Woods Ct., In reference
to a dispute. Upon arrival, he was
met by the complainant, Mrs. J. The
complainant stated, "My nephew
just kicked in my door". At that point
the complainant stated "I want him
to pay for my door". Officer asked
the complainant, "Why would he
kick in your door?" She stated, "I
don't know, my sister and her hus-
band was trying to hold him, but he
ran up on me, and hit me".
Officer went to Anderson
Woods Dr., the suspect's residence.
He made contact with the suspect's
mother, (witness #2) and step-
father, (witness #1). He spoke with
witness #2. She staled that her son
became angry with his aunt,
because she took some money
from their joint account. She stated
that "I told my son about it and he
tried to talk with her about it, and
she refused to talk to him. So
tonight he got mad and went down
there".
Officer spoke with witness
#1. He stated that, "My step son got
mad about the money, from the
account and lost his head and went
down there and yes he kicked the
door when his aunt wouldn't open
it". Officer asked him if his step son
was at the residency. He stated
"No". Officer had him to contact the
suspect by .phone. Officer spoke
with the suspect on the phone, and
he agreed to come back to the res-
idence.
Officer made contact with the
suspect. He was read his Miranda
rights. Post Miranda, The suspect
stated he knew he was wrong; He
just wanted to talk with his aunt
about the money she took from his
mother. Then when she would not
open the door, he started knocking
real hard then kicked it. When the
door opened he went in to talk with
her, that's when his step-dad and
mother grabbed him and. pushed
him out of the door, and they went
home. Officer asked the suspect,
"Did you hit your aunt?" He stated,
"I was mad and walked up to her".
He stated that he walked up to her
after she stated, "Mark go on with
that foolishness".
After speaking with witness
#1, and #2, Officer again spoke with
the complainant, the victim, Mrs. J.
Officer asked her did the suspect
mention anything to her about
money or tried to talk to her in the
past about money taken from an
account. She stated "That's
between me and his mother, it's not
his business".
Officer spoke with (witness
#3), She stated, "I saw my cousin
come in the house and hit my moth-'
er". Officer did not observe any
signs of obvious injury on the vic-
tim's face (left cheek) where she
stated, that she was struck by the
suspect. When asked to show
where he struck her, She stated
"There's no marks or nothing, I put
up my hands and stepped back".
Officer observed that the door had
been forced open, and that the door
frame was broken. Officer also
observed a foot print on the door.
The suspect was arrested and
'transported to the PTDF.


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Vacation
An officer was dispatched to
a burglary in progress located at
Acorn Street. Officer Natalizia made
contact with the victim (Ms. A) who
was out of town during the time of
the incident. Ms. A stated she left
her home undamaged at approxi-
mately 1200. Officer Natalizia
observed the north side window
was broken out -by an unknown
-object and the south side exterior
door was pried open. Further inves-
tigation revealed that a 32" Toshiba
television appeared to be stolen
from the residence.
. The witness observed
approximately three males jumping
the fence located in the rear of the
residence.
Officer Faulkner observed three
males fleeing from the area of the
residence. A perimeter was set and
the three males were located and
detained at 1233 Daniel Street. K9
Officer Sullivan responded to the
scene. A show-up was conducted
and the Witness advised two of the
males were not the suspects.
The witness identified the third juve-
nile subject as "possibly" one of the
males that was running from the
'residence.
An ET was notified by dis-
patch. The victim made contact via
dispatch and advised she will call to
follow-up with an E.T. Patrol efforts
were suspended.

CLUTCH PURSE
THIEF ON THE
LOOSE
Officer was dispatched to
someone discharging a firearm at
274 W. 62nd St. Upon arrival, he
was met by the victim, Cathy. The
victim stated she was asleep inside
the listed address when she heard
what sounded like a gun shot. The
victim stated Witness Hernandez
came to her residence and advised
her someone had broken into her
vehicle. The victim stated the sus-
pect had broken her rear passenger
side window and stole a brown
purse and a cosmetic kit. The victim
stated she did not see the suspect.
Witness Hernandez advised he
heard someone moving around out-
side of his bedroom window. The
witness stated a few minutes later
he heard glass break outside and
he came outside to investigate. The
witness stated he saw a black male
running west on W. 62nd St. away
from the victim's residence.
A neighborhood canvass
was conducted with negative
results. The vehicle was processed
with negative results. Patrol efforts
are suspended due to the lack of


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* SPORTS *


RS Prepare for regular Season Opener Against

Ciots by Aquiring QB Cutting Roster


Mike Bonts
Sports Editor
The Jacksonville
Jaguars signed two veter-
an free agent players,
guard Kynan Forney and
safety Brian Russell in
preparation for the NFL
season opener at
Indianapolis.:
Forney, 6-3, 302, is in
his ninth NFL season and
has appeared in 95 games
with 88 starts at right
guard. The 31-year-old
Forney was released by
the San Diego Chargers
last week. He spent seven
seasons with the Atlanta
Falcons from 2001-07
before joining the
Chargers in 2008, Forney
was part of the NFL's top
rushing attack from 2004-
06 with the Falcons and
was a first alternate to the
Pro Bowl in 2005.
A native of
Nacogdoches, Texas,
Forney was originally a
seventh-round pick of the
Falcons in 2001 and
earned a starting job as a
rookie. He played colle-
giately at Hawaii and
Trinity Valley College in
Texas and currently


1s; ,.3co u jurrne
Photographer Joseph
Lorentoiin
Sanirda\. September 5,
2009 at 7:00 PM. the
Gators opened their nation-
al title defense at home in
the Swamp with 90.621
fans against the under
gunned Charleston
Southern ULniersity
Buccaneers in. the Swamp
with an expected victory,
62-3.
It was not a perfect
game by the defending
national champs but then, it
didn't need to be. The visit-
ing Buccaneers won the
opening coin toss and elect-
ed to receive the ball.
The Gator kickoff ended
up out of bounds so the
Bucs got good field posi-
tion in their own 40-yard
line. However, their drive
stalled and Tim Tebow and
the Gator offense took the
field. Two first downs later,
Tebow aired out a 68-yard
completion to Riley
Cooper. On the next play,
Jeffery Demps punched the
ball over the goal line for
the first Gator score of the
night.
Florida added another
touchdown courtesy of a
76-yard burst by Chris
Raney and another extra
point to end the first quarter
up 14-0. The Gator touch-
downs continued through-
out the second quarter,
courtesy of Tim Tebow,
Jeffery Demps, Aaron
Hernandez and Brandon
James.
The James touchdown
came on an 85-yard kickoff
return after the Bucs made
a field goal, which turned


out to be their only points
in the contest. So as the
first half ended. the score
was Gators 42. Buccaneers
3.
The second half opened
\ ith the Gators receiving
the ball first and Tebow
replaced by Gator quarter-
back John Brantley
Brantley completed touch-
down passes in the third
quarter to Justin Williams
and Cade Holliday.
At the end of the third
quarter, the scoreboard read
Gators 55, Buccaneers 3.
The Gators Mike
Gillislee capped the final
touchdown with 9:33 left
on the scoreboard and in
the waning minute of the
game, the Buccaneers
mounted a final drive the
ended short of another
score. The game final score
was Gators 62, Bucs 3.
Jeffery Demps, a
Winter Garden FL native,
ran for two touchdowns in
this game. Signing on with
the Gators in the 2008 class
of recruits, Demps just fin-
ished competing to try and
make the US Olympic team
in track and field. After all,
he was once dubbed the
fastest teen in FL, having
been clocked at 10.25 in the
100 meter dash as a high
school senior.
Some other records set
by the Gators in the game.
Tim Tebow has had a
touchdown pass in the last
29 consecutive games, the
best record in the country.
Brandon James becomes
the only Gator in history to
return both a punt and a
kickoff for touchdowns in
the same game.


Lakeland Native Chris Raney Off To The Goal Line


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Demps Breaks Free For Touchdown
-The payday
for the
Buccaneers was
two fold, cash
for their stadi-
urn renovations
and national
exposure for
their program.
The payoff for
the Gator faith-
ful and team Tebow Airing It Out
was game time
situations for the first string The Gators face Troy
in the first half and playing University Trojans this
Slaying Saturday at the Swamp.
experience for the under- The early point spread is
classmen in the second the Gators by 34.
half. Time will tell.


Dwight
Howardtook part
in the African i
edition of the.
NBA's global
basketball devel-
opment and com- .
munity outreach
pro gram, ,
Bask setball
Without Borders,
at the American d, v. -i.
International The Magic's Dwight Howard and Toronto
School of Raptors Forward Chris Bosh work togeth-
Johannes bur g. er to plant a peach tree in South Africa.
The four-day
camp united "0"I .
the top 60 ,.
young bas-
ketball play-
ers from the --
continent to
promote bas-
ketball and
encourage
p o s i t i v e Dwight Howard provides some instruction to
social change the campers in South Africa during Basketball
in the areas Without Borders.
of education,
health and wellness.
The top youth, 19 and under, players spanning the conti-
nent, as selected by the NBA, FIBA and participating federa-
tions, came together to train under NBA players and coaches,
and compete against their peers. Campers were divided into
teams independent of race, religion or nationality in an effort to
promote friendship and diversity.
In addition to basketball instruction, NBA players and
coaches partnered with local community groups to lead daily
life-skills seminars that promoted leadership, character devel-
opment, health and wellness throughout the four-day event. In
addition, through NBA Cares, the league's social responsibili-
ty initiative, NBA players and coaches participated in extensive
community outreach programs with local non-profit organiza-
tions including the creation of places for children and families
to live learn or play. Since 2005, NBA Cares has created more
than 400 live, learn or play centers around the world.


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resides in Atlanta.
Russell, 6-2, 210, is in
his eighth NFL season and
has played in 108 games
with 94 starts for
Minnesota, Cleveland and
Seattle. He has started all
16 games five times in his
career including the last
two. seasons at free safety
for the Seahawks. Russell,
31, has recorded 484
career tackles, 16 inter-
ceptions, three forced
fumbles and three fumble
recoveries.
Russell originally
signed as a rookie free
agent with the Vikings in
2001 and spent his rookie
season on the practice
squad. Over the next three
years he started 50 games
and tied for the NFL lead
with nine interceptions in
2003. He joined the
Browns as a restricted free
agent in 2005 and played
under Jaguars defensive
coordinator -Mel Tucker,
for two seasons. A native
of West Covina, Calif, he
played collegiately at
Penn. before transferring
to San Diego State follow-
ing his- freshman season.
He made the transition
from quarterback to
defensive back midway
through his junior season.
Norman signed with
the Jaguars as a veteran
free agent in 2004 arid
played in 63 games with
24 starts for the club. The
Jaguars waived offensive
lineman Dennis Norman.


The roster now stands at
53 players
The Jaguars also com-
pleted the trade for sixth-
year. quarterback Luke
McCown and signed eight
players to their practice
squad. McCown was
acquired from Tampa Bay
for an undisclosed draft
choice. To make room on
the roster for McCown the
Jaguars released veteran
quarterback Todd
Bouman. .
McCown, 6-4, 217, has
played in -12 career games
with seven starts. He was
a fourth-round pick by
Cleveland in the 2004
draft and was acquired via
trade by Tampa Bay in
2005. His career totals
include 142 of 238 pass-
ing for 1,617 yards with
nine touchdowns and 10
interceptions for a 75.2
rating. In the 2009 presea-
son, he played in three
games for the Buccaneers
and finished 15 of 28
passing for 108 yards with
two touchdowns for a
team-high 86.6 rating.
A native of
Jacksonville, Texas,
McCown set school
recordsat Louisiana Tech
for completions (1,088),
attempts (1,827) and pass-
ing yards (12,994). He fin-
ished with 88 touchdown
passes, the eighth-most in
NCAA Division I history.
He comes from a family
-of quarterbacks as his
brother Randy started at


Texas A&M from 1997-
99. His brother Josh cur-
rently plays for the
Carolina Panthers.
Seven of the club's
eight practice squad play-
ers had been with the team
throughout the preseason
and had been waived in
final cuts on Saturday. The
Jaguars' practice squad
players are:
Richard Bartel, QB,
Tarleton State First-year
pro has spent time with
Dallas and Cleveland.
Was originally signed as a
rookie free agent by the
Cowboys in 2007. Spent
time on Dallas' practice
squad in 2007 and 2008-
Was signed to Cleveland's
practice squad on
.November 26 and was
signed to active roster on
December 24. Threw for
2,033 yards and 16 touch-
downs as a senior.
Brock Bolen, FB,
Louisville Rushed for
1,321 yards in college.
Signed with Jaguars as
undrafted free agent in
April.
Michael Desormeaux,
SS, Louisiana-Lafayette -
Four-year letterman at
quarterback and made
transition to safety with
the Jaguars. Named Sun
Belt Conference
Offensive Player of the
Year as a senior.
Jeremy Navarre, DE,
Maryland Started 48 of
50 games at Maryland and
finished with 25.5 tackles


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JERRY LEWIS MDA TELETHON

ACHIEVES $60.5 MILLION


S..--Photos of This year's Telethon with
Photos of This year's Telethon with


Despite the effects of an uncertain economy,
contributions and pledges to the 44th annual Jerry
Lewis MDA Telethon over Labor Day nonetheless
totaled $60,481,231 million.
MDA National Chairman and Telethon star
Jerry Lewis said he was impressed by the show of
support from Telethon viewers even during hard
times.
"These are very special people, and their
money comes straight from the heart," Lewis said.
"Right now, the only thing I can think of to say, other
than thank you, thank you is, 'love conquers all.' So
many people, everywhere, even with cares of their
own, dug deep to show their wonderful compassion
for others who need their help."
The funds will allow the Muscular Dystrophy
Association to continue funding worldwide research
to find treatments and cures for muscular dystrophy
and related diseases.
Contributions also provide assistance with pur-
chase of equipment such as wheelchairs and leg
braces; send thousands of children to MDA sum-
mer camp; and support more than 200 MDA clinics
across the country.
Last year's Telethon raised a record $65 mil-


Jerry Lewis, The Commodores, and lion.
many more guests. Lewis was surprised during the broadcast with the
news that he'll be receiving a special Trustees'
Emmy award from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in January for his work on
behalf of MDA.
The legendary 21-hour event originated for the fourth year in a row from the South Point
Hotel, Casino & Spa in Las Vegas. It reached nearly 40 million viewers by way of 180 televi-
sion stations that comprise MDA's "Love Network." People around the world saw the Telethon
at www.mda.org via RealNetworks.
Co-hosts of the show included TV's Jann Carl;" Nancy O'Dell, host of "Access Hollywood;" and
"Days of Our Lives" star and host of television's "Biggest Loser" 'Alison Sweeney. Also co-hosting as well as performing were recording artists Ace Young
and Billy Gilman. Tom Bergeron of "Dancing with the Stars" and "Funniest Home Videos" appeared in taped segments throughout the broadcast.
Co-hosts conducted interviews with families who shared what it's like to live every moment with diseases that progressively cause loss of muscle.
Medical researchers also appeared to describe the steady advances being made in the fight against those diseases.
The entertainment line-up at this year's Telethon included Wynonna, Dolly Parton, Tony Orlando, Reba McEntire, Bo Bice, Charo, Train, comedian George
Wallace, Lee Greenwood, Joshua Bell, Three Dog Night, Five for Fighting, ventriloquist Terry Fator and many more.
The Telethon Online Auction, held in conjunction with the broadcast, continues through Sept. 15 at www.mda.org/auctions. Headed by "General Hospital"
star Brandon Barash, it features hundreds of unique items.
MDA is the nonprofit health agency dedicated to curing muscular dystrophy, ALS and related diseases by funding worldwide research. The Association
also provides comprehensive health care and support services, advocacy and education.



MAYOR'S BOOK CLUB BEGINS

SIXTH YEAR

Mayor John Peyton helped hand out new RALLY Jacksonville! book bags to excit-
ed four-year olds to kick off the sixth \ear of the Mal or's Book Chlub. He and other--
city officials thanked new and renewing sponsors x.ho provided funding for nine
books. flash cards, bookmarks and other reading-related items distributed \\ith the
new bags. The sponsorships. valued at more than $92.000. will make it possible for
up to 12.000 children to join the club this year. The Mlarch on Washington and Dr. .AI
King's "I Have A Dream" speech occurred 46 years ago August 28, 1963. ". -


THE RITZ CELEBRATES 10TH
ANNIVERSARY WITH LINE-UP OF
EVENTS

Ritz Theatre continues to serve Jacksonville
residents 80 years after its original opening

The Ritz Theatre and LaVilla Museum reaches yet
another milestone as it celebrates the 10th anniversary
of the reopening of one of Jacksonville's most noted
and historic sites. To celebrate this accomplishment, the
Ritz will host a series of events for the pubic that will
highlight the storied history of the theatre and museum
while offering a blockbuster lineup of performers and
activities. Over the next 10 months the Ritz will con-
tinue the 10th anniversary celebration with a stellar cal-
endar of events.
Schedule of events:
Kickoff Press Conference with Mayor John Peyton
Noon, Sept. 15
Cost: Free
Mayor Peyton joins the Ritz Theatre and LaVilla
Museum director; Carol J. Alexander; board members
and supporters to announce the 10 days of celebration
for the Ritz'10th anniversary.
LEGENDS: The Legacy of Black Coaching in
Jacksonville
6 p.m., Sept. 15
Cost: Free


Join the Ritz for an evening of history and the untold
stories of black coaching in segregated Jacksonville.
This event recognizes the voice of those who lived
through this time and the importance they played in
developing pride, discipline and courage in the lives of
athletes.
Poets of the New Revolution: An Evening with Sonia
Sanchez
730 p.m., Sept. 17
Cost: $20
Poet, playwright and activist Sonia Sanchez, an
acclaimed icon of the Black Arts Movement, brings to
the Ritz stage her unmistakable word-storm of passion,
wisdom and uncompromising truth. Tickets at the Ritz
Box office and TICKETMASTER locations.
Ritz Block Party
2-8 p.m., Sept. 19
Cost: Free
Enjoy festivities with local vendors, food, classic
movies, museum tours, old school dance party, enter-
tainment featuring past Amateur Night winners, local
artists and starring Neo Soul artist Dwele and Jazz and
R&B artist Roy Avers.
High Tea
3-5 p.m., Sept. 22.
Cost: $10
This event features a late afternoon traditional High
Tea social honoring the unwavering commitment of our
community supporters. Musical entertainment provid-


Harry T. Moore Film and Civil Rights Panel
Discussion
7-8:30 p.m., Sept. 23
Cost: Free
A film on Harry T Moore, founder of the first branch of
the NAACP in Brevard County, Fla., will be. shown
chronicling his life and the sacrifices that were made
for the betterment of African Americans during the
Civil Rights Era.
Ritz Rent Party
8 p.m.- "after midnight", Sept. 25
Cost: $50
A fund raiser in honor of the 10th anniversary of the
Ritz. The evening will be filled with entertainment, fin,
food and dancing as attendees are invited to step back
in time to the glorious days of LaVilla. Experience the
Harlem Showcase hosted by Broadway star Maurice
Hines, dance all night in the Two Spot Ballroom, enjoy
jazz in the La Villa Supper Club and special surprises
and celebrity guests. Get dressed and stroll into an
unforgettable evening.

* All events will be held at the Ritz Theatre and La Villa
Museum (829 N. Davis Street- 32202)

* There will be FREE admission to the museum during
scheduled hours until September 26.

For more information call (904) 632-5555 or visit
www coj.net search term 'Ritz. '


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PREP RAF


FLORIDA YOUNG ADULTS MORE CAUTIOUS,
LESS LIKELY TO HAVE INSURANCE

Survey Finds Misconceptions over the Cost of Renters Insurance

(Jacksonville, FL)-. With many Florida college students back on cam-
pus, a recent survey of young Florida renters found that even though they are
more cautious and have more valuable possessions, they were less likely to
have renters insurance because they incorrectly assume it is too expensive.
Only 22 percent of Florida renters surveyed said they had insurance,
yet 97 percent said they own a computer and other electronic devices such
as a Blue Ray DVD or video camera. More than half surveyed believed their
possessions totaled $10,000 or more, which makes them an attractive target
to thieves. A Bureau of Justice Statistics survey of households shows renters,
are 50 percent more likely to be burglarized than homeowners.
"Just because you rent doesn't mean you shouldn't protect what you
own," says Jacksonville Castle Key Agent Stacy Hughes. "Renters need to
realize that it is their responsibility, and not their landlord's to protect their
valuables."
84 percent of respondents incorrectly assumed the cost of renters
insurance to be much higher than the Florida average of $22 per month. 52
percent even assumed the cost to be more than $100 a month.

Key Survey Findings:
Florida Young Adults Were More Likely than the National
Average:

Situation Florida National


Lock doors to apartment or house 96% 93%

Have more expensive belongings 55% 48%

Unable to replace all possessions in 89% 87%
the event of a fire/natural disaster

Florida Young Adults Were Less Likely than the National

Situation Florida National

Have a renters insurance policy 22% 27%
Have their friends stay overnight while 25% 28%
they are not home
Leave the kitchen while cooking 37% 43%
Leave their apartment or house while
cooking _________

Percent of respondents indicating they have renters insurance by city:

Orlando/Daytona/Melbourne 32%


Jacksonville -30%


Tampa/St. Petersburg 19%


Miami/Ft. Lauderdale 11%

In addition to theft protection, renters insurance also provides coverage for
additional living expenses in the event of a hurricane evacuation, fire protec-
tion, personal injury and animal liability.
About the Survey
The national survey is comprised of 1078 weighted interviews and a 201 student oversample.
Interviews were collected between July 25 and August 14, 2009 using internet and cell phone samples.
Additional surveys were conducted online during this period with 400 renters from each of the follow-
ing 9 states: Arizona; Georgia; Michigan; Missouri: New Jersey; Tennessee; Virginia; Washington and
Wisconsin. Surveys with a sample size of 500 renters were conducted in California, Florida, New York,
Pennsylvania and Texas. In addition, student oversamples were collected in California, Florida, New
York, Pennsylvania, and Texas. All participants are young adults who rent their home or apartment and
are between the ages of 18 and 30. All surveys were conducted by Squier Knapp Dunn and Beck
Research for Allstate.

Statement from Baptist Health Regarding H1N1
Prevention and Visitation Limitation

Jacksonville, Florida Due to the increasing number of cases of novel
H1N1, or swine flu, in our community, Baptist Health is asking individuals to
limit visitation to Baptist Medical Centers in the Northeast Florida region, as
well as Wolfson Children's Hospital.
If you are considering visiting a patient but are experiencing any flu-like
symptoms, including coughing, sneezing, fever, or stomach upset, please do
not visit local healthcare facilities in order to limit the spread of disease. If you
are visiting a Baptist Health facility, you may be asked to wear a mask to help
prevent the spread of the flu and may notice healthcare staff also wearing
masks and other protective gear for everyone's protection.
In addition, Baptist Health recommends that only parents, legal
guardians, spouses or significant others come to the hospital to support
patients. In particular, we ask parents and legal guardians not to bring chil-
dren who are age 5 and under to visit patients in the hospital as an addition-
al precaution against spread of the flu. This age group is at higher risk for
H1N1 and is contagious for a longer period of.time than older children and
adults. This is for everyone's protection. Thank you for your cooperation.


PRESIDENT OBAMA, FIRST LADY TO ATTEND CHCI ANNUAL
AWARDS

Washington, DC Rep. Nydia M. VelAzquez (NY-12), Chair of the
Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI), announced President Barack
Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama will attend CHCI's 32nd Annual Awards
Gala on Wednesday, September 16, 2009, at the Walter E. Washington Convention
Center. President Obama will address more than 2,000 guests commemorating
CHCI's 32 years of serving the Latino community.
"As Chair of CHCI, I am honored to host President Obama and his wife,
Michelle, as we kick off Hispanic Heritage Month," said Rep. VelAzquez. "The
Latino community played a majqr role in his historic election and we are fully
engaged with the Obama Administration to move America forward."
This year's Hispanic Heritage Month theme, Latinos Leading in a Global Society,
highlights the vast potential of the Hispanic American community to lead our
nation into the 21st century. "This evening caps a conference week showcasing
Latino talent, -growing political clout, and the many contributions past, present
and future of this burgeoning population that makes America strong," said Rep.
Velhzquez.
The Gala theme, Latinos Leading in the Arts, honors Latino achievements and
contributions to the arts. Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry
Reid are expected to attend the evening's events, along with as many as 40
Members'of Congress who share CHCI's vision to develop young leaders. Rep.
Velazquez will present the 2009 CHCI Chair's Lifetime Achievement Award to
acclaimed Puerto Rican music icon Marc Anthony.


PC Pandora Heads "Back to
School" with Internet Safety
and PD Pandora

FREE Internet Safety Symposium and
Fundraising Vehicle Available to
Educators, Law Enforcement, Child
Welfare Organizations, Community
Leaders and Parents

It's August and that means back
to school for kids across'the country. And
with Internet safety and cyberbullying at
the top of the list of today's parenting
concerns, Pandora Corp., makers of PC
Pandora computer monitoring software,
is encouraging parents to head 'back to
school' as well.
Created in association with
nationally recognized child advocate,
Maureen Flatley, and her team at Flatley
McNeil and Associates, the PD Pandora
Internet Safety Symposium is available
to anyone in need of materials to educate
parents and discuss online safety in their
local community.
"Right now is the perfect time for
educators to get parents together and put
this issue on the table," says Flatley. "Not
only do kids have an excuse to be on the
computer all the time again for school-
work but we are going to see a new
wave of children using the internet for
the first time."
Internet safety remains a top con-
cern, and rightly so. With seemingly no
restrictions, we let our children use a
machine that connects them to the entire
world and, more importantly, connects
the entire world to them.
From Internet predators to
thieves and cyberbullies to illegal down-
loads to kids themselves doing naive-
but-dangerous things like "sexting," the
dangers associated with the Internet are
many and they are REAL! But, as many
teachers now post homework online,
encourage online research and require
properly typed homework, parents will
have no choice but to grant their kids
time on the computer. Pandora Corp.
wants parents to think twice before
allowing their children to use the internet
without monitoring what they are doing,
as unsupervised time can quickly turn to
mischief.
"At the very least, instead of
doing research for a report, they may be
updating their Facebook pages," says
Pandora Corp. Co-Founder, Jamie
Leasure. "At the very worst, they could
be involved in cyberbullying as victim
or bully or in the process of being
'groomed' by an Internet predator."
The PD Pandora Internet Safety
Symposium is an informative and cus-
tomizable 90-minute safety seminar that
analyzes the common threats children
and families face online every day. The
symposium covers cyberbullying,
Internet predators, social networking,


peer-to-peer file. sharing and more, as
well as solutions that will help any 21st
century parent. The complete package
consists of a full PowerPoint presenta-
tion, read-along script, 6-page parent
hand-out for distribution, and marketing
materials.
"The first step in achieving a
safer global internet is education and
awareness for families and the people
who serve kids, especially our local edu-
cators." says Leasure. "We've taken the
time and devoted the resources to creat-
ing a simple-but-thorough PowerPoint
presentation, so busy professionals, par-
ents, educators and community groups
have the ability to download and provide
simple, straightforward information to
groups quickly. We are thrilled to be able
to offer this resource to communities and
organizations that need help."
The materials cost nothing and
are free for anyone to download and uti-
lize, but there is an extra incentive that
Pandora Corp. is hoping will be a driving
force. While they aren't the first to offer
Internet safety materials for educational
use, they are the first to offer a fundrais-
ing partnership incentive.
Pandora Corp. is providing the
opportunity for local community groups
to hold PD Pandora Internet Safety meet-
ings. By promoting the company's well-
reviewed computer monitoring software,
PC Pandora, now in its 6th iteration,
organizations and communities can raise
funds for their own ventures. This makes
the PD Pandora Internet Safety
Symposium not only educational for par-
ents, but beneficial for the organizations
hosting symposiums.
"Any organization that registers
for a PD Pandora kit will be given the
option to use the symposium as a
fundraiser," explains Leasure. "Help us
spread the benefits of PC Pandora, and
we'll send a substantial portion of money
raised right back to where it matters most
- your community."
A copy of the PC' Pandora com-
puter monitoring software is included in
the PD Pandora Internet Safety
Symposium kit.
So, if you are ready to talk
Internet safety in your community and
need materials, or if you are in need of a
fundraising vehicle and are tired of sell-
ing candy bars and magazines from a
flyer take a look at what the PD
Pandora Internet Safety Symposium has
to offer. It's the easiest way to make the
2009-2010 school year a safer year for
kids on the internet, while giving back to
your school or community at the same
time.
For more details, visit the PD
Pandora Internet Safety webpage at
www.pcpandora.com/pdpandora, where
you can view a sample of the materials
and fill out the short online form to get
started. You can also email the company
directly at PDPandora@PCPandora.com


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tract reduced to $19,500! Private, near Boone area, bank
financing, owner must sell, (866)275-0442


Services
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approx. 2,600 SF from $999K. Private elevator access, cov-
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LEGAL NOTICE

J C Castro of Lyons, GA is hiring 60 Temporary Farms Workers

needed from 9.24.09 through 11.05.09. Duties include the har-

vesting and gathering of Corn. Wage is $7.25/hr. for 40 hr. work

wk. or the prevailing wage rates. Minimum guarantee 3/4 of total

hrs. offered. Furnished work tools, supplies & equipment. Free

housing provided for worker's convenience if needed.

Transportation and subsistence upon completion of 50% of work

contract. Interested workers should apply at the local Dept. of

Labor, office and refer to: Job Order GA #7789548


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-INVITATION TO SUBMIT RESPONSES TO THE
ST. JOHNS RIVER WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT

The Governing Board of the District requests that interested parties
respond to the solicitations) below by 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, September
29, 2009. Further information is available through Onvia DemandStar at
www.demandstar.com [(800) 711-1712], or the St. Johns River Water
Management District's (District) website at www.sjrwmd.com. Proposal
packages may be obtained from Onvia DemandStar or the District by call-
ing Judy Bowen at 386-329-4237.

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS NO. 25453
HYDROGEOLOGIC EVALUATION TO SUPPORT NUTRIENT
GROUNDWATER PATHWAY DELINEATION NEAR SILVER SPRINGS,
MARION COUNTY, FLORIDA

The District requires services for performance of hydrogeologic data col-
lection near Silver Springs in Marion County, Florida. The otlectve of
this work is to identify groundwater pathways and estimate travel times in
the spring basin. Respondents shall have experience in ground-based
geophysical surveys, dye trace studies, and underwater spring flow dis-
charge measurements.
The estimated total project budget is $465,000.00. It is anticipated that
a contract will be awarded in November 2009, and work shall be complet-
ed in August 2011.

The District is a sub recipient of federal financial assistance from the
.Environmental Protection Agency under the AMERICAN RECOVERY
AND REINVESTMENT ACT OF 2009 and is responsible for complying
with the appropriate federal guidelines in performance of activities pur-
suant to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection Agreement
No. G0273 with the District.

District staff will meet at District headquarters at 11:00 a.m., on Tuesday,
October 6, 2009, to evaluate and rank Proposals. The evaluation com-
mittee may request that some or all respondents make an oral presenta-
tion in advance of finalizing the rankings. If requested, oral presentations
will be made at the District's headquarters on October 16, 2009.
Respondents selected for oral presentations will be notified in advance of
the presentation date. Staff's recommendation will be presented to the
Governing Board at its Tuesday, November 10, 2009, meeting.'

Special accommodations for disabilities may be requested through Judy
Bowen or by calling (386) 329-4450 (TDD), at least five (5) business days
before the date needed.


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1104 N Gallant Fox REDUCED


Only $184,500


* 4 Bedrooms
* MBR Garden Tub
* Ralch Style
* 1986 SqFt
* Central Heating Heat


4 2 Full Baths
* Saddlewood Subdiv
* Coquina Front
* Central Cooling A/C
* Electric Source Heat


This information is believed to be accurate but is not warranted.


WCGL CELEBRATES 30 YEARS OF SERVICE
TO JACKSONVILLE



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.

For more information, call WCGL Radio at 904.766.9955.


For more information and/or a private showing call:
SBetty Asque Davis, GRI
Agent
Watson Realty Corp
615 Highway AIA
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082
Office: 904 285-6300
Office Fax: 904 285-5330
Office: 904 473-1502
Email BADavis@WalsonRealtyCorp.com


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