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Area Crime

Man Murders Son's Mother,

Shots Son, Kills Self; Now

Families Battle for Custody
There is nothing more devastat-
ing than to lose a mother and father
as a child and feeling they are gone
because of you. This is what Kai
Prindle, 11 must be feeling as he
lay in his hospital bed. It is going
D an to take a lot of counseling for him
Denise Farve, 49 Kai Prindle, 11,
Deceased mother injured son to reckon with the fact that he lost
both his parents because the love
they both felt they had for him. On Thursday afternoon around 5:30
p.m. in Jacksonville while leaving the Baptist Hospital because he had
suffered a sickness, Kai was faced with his father, who shot him, shot
his mother and then shot himself. Both .parents died but Kai will pull
through, according to reports, since his injuries were not life threaten-
ing.
Kai is 11-years-old, his mother, Denise Farve was 49 and his father,
Jesse Prindle Jr was 68.
According to reports, Kai has been living in Jacksonville with his
father for the past two or more years, after leaving New Orleans because
of Katrina. Man Continued on A-7

Two More Police Shootings,

Two Other Cases Cleared

The City of Jacksonville has experienced eleven police-involved
shootings this year. Seven of the eleven have been fatal. On Monday,
two others were shot and ironically, on Wednesday, the Police Review
Board determined that two of the 2008 cases were within Jacksonville
Sheriff's Office guidelines, and were Two Continued on A-7

This and more on Page A-7

Jazz Singer Losing Home
Even though Congress is presently work-
ing on remedies regarding foreclosures, it
may not be fast enough for jazz vocalist
Ernestine Anderson who has performed with
such greats as Quincy Jones and Ray
Charles. Ms. Anderson is more than
$30,000 behind in payments and penalties,
according to public records.
The 79-year-old singer is counting on
Ernestine Anderson, 79 friends and families to help her raise the
year old jazz singer $45,000 needed to cover the back payments
and taxes. They are also trying to find a way to help her after the July
11 public auction to assist her with the $5,000 monthly payments. Her
monthly income is $1,000 in Social Security funds and her performance
is limited. She apparently borrowed more than $450,000 on the house
that was owed by her parents since 1946.


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Georgia Sex Offenders
Challenge Volunteer Ban
Five sex offenders in Georgia filed a lawsuit stating
that the new Georgia law that bans them from volun-
teering at churches robs them of their right to partici-
pate in religious worship. The suit was filed in Rome,
Georgia and states that the law effectively "criminal-
izes fundamental religious activities" since it bars them
from serving as a choir member, secretary, accountant
or any other role with a religious organization. In fact,
they are even denied the ability to help a pastor with
Bible study or preparing a meal in a church kitchen.


Reception for

Obama in

Jacksonville


Winner of Democratic Presidential
Primaries, Senator Barack Obama and
Florida Star Publisher, Clara McLaughlin
at reception (More on Page B-1)

Ex-'American

Idol' To Marry
Ruben
Studdard, 29,
the 2003
American Idol
winner,. is get-
ting married
Saturday to,
Surata Zuri
Ruben Studdard McCants, 30.
The couple
picked up their license Monday and
will have an Alabama wedding with
about 20 ushers at his side.


The Real Prisoners
At the Saint John the Baptist Day Celebration of the
Most Worshipful Union Grand Lodge Sunday, The
Honorable Judge Lance Day 330 was the keynote
speaker and reminded the congregation that we have
developed a pattern of locking up everything, and do so
because we are America's prisoners. "We are not free,
the criminals are." "We lock up things, including our
cars while we are in them because we are afraid," the
Judge said. "We are their prisoners and they are free."
He elaborated on his message by encouraging the con-
gregation to take back our streets, our communities.
Let them know that we are back in charge, we will no
longer live in fear. We will no longer be prisoners in
our own environment.
The event was held at The Greater El-Beth-El Divine
Holiness Church, Bishop Dr. Lorenzo Hall Sr. 330, pas-
tor. Attending also was The Honorable Anthony (Tony)
Hill, State Senator and City Councilwoman Mia Jones
as well as representatives of the Most Ancient and
Honorable Fraternity Free and Accepted Masons,
PHA., under the Most Worshipful Grand Master
Reverend Dr. Michael R. Moore 330.

Jacksonville Officer Wins
Another State Award
Officer Ken
Jefferson is a true
winner. For the past
two years, he has
been honored as the
Florida PIO of the
year. On Thursday,
he received another
prestigious honor
and was awarded the
Community Crises
Award for the State
of Florida because of
his ability to main-
tain calmness in the
presence of a crises
Officer Ken Jefferson and the way he han-
dled the Buckman
Plaza Garage collapse Ken Jefferson See A-7


Cherokees Still Fighting Against Slave

,Descendants Recognition
In 2007 The Cherokee Nation decided to remove about 2,800 freedmen descendants and other
non-Indians from tribal rolls. Descendancy stems from the 19th Century Dawes Commission
list. To fight the federal lawmakers who disagree with thp Cherokee Nation's decision, the
Nation has put together a public relations campaign since the lawmakers have stated that unless
the Nation recognizes descendants of its former black slaves, they will be denied $300 million
in federal funds.: Such funds are used to pay for health clinics, Head Start, elderly care and hous-
ing assistance. This would put out of work, about 6,000 nation employees. Their campaign
includes two websites discussing the referendum which removed the freedmen descendants.


American Idol Coming to Jax


Auditions for the American Idol are being held in
eight cities, including Jacksonville. This city .will host
the event on August 13, 2008 at the Veterans Memorial
Arena.
Auditions are open to men and women between the
ages of 16 and 29 by July 15, 2008. For more details,
log in to americanidol.com and "Good Luck!"


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News Briefs
Congress Passes 9-1-1 Service for
Internet Phones
The U.S. House of Representatives has given final
approval to Senators Nelson and Snows requiring that
Internet-based telephone companies provide cus-
tomers with 9-1-1- emergency service. President
Bush is expected to sign the bill spurred by a Florida
mother's incident with her 3-month old.
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Many mothers who
experience childbirth are
coached through labor in a
hospital maternity ward
with supportive doctors
and nurses. Their hus-
bands may capture the
birth with a video camera.
After the baby's, bawling
first breaths, mother and
child bond in a joyous
embrace.
Childbirth is not so joy-
ous for the growing num-
ber of women who give
birth behind bars. It is a
time of humiliation, sad-
ness and separation.
Before, during, and after
delivery, prison mothers
are commonly shackled.
No one is there to take
those first baby pictures.
And the infant may be
whisked away by a social
worker to be given to a
family member to raise, or
if they are less fortunate,
the child goes to foster
care. The mother returns to
an eight foot by 12 foot
prison cell to grieve. The
bond between mother and
child is broken at the
moment of delivery.
There are about 1.2 mil-
lion parents incarcerated


in federal or state prisons
or local jails in the United
States. The number of
mothers in prison grew 88
percent from 1991 to 2002.
While relatively few
women who are incarcerat-
ed give birth behind bars,
about two-thirds of female
inmates are mothers of
minor children. Most
women are in prison for
non-violont offenses, many
of them drug related.
Almost 60 percent of
mothers in state prisons
lived with their children at
the time they entered
prison. With few proce-
dures or policies that
require or facilitate main-
taining relationships
between mothers and their
children, the criminal jus-.
tice system often breaks
families apart. The majori-
ty of incarcerated parents
reside more than 100 miles
from their homes. While in
prison, many mothers only
rarely see their children
and are not involved in
decisions about their wel-
fare nor do they get any
help with parenting. Some
lose track of their children
altogether.


Mothers Rocking the Prison Cradle

By Marian WriGht EDelman
presiDent of the ChilDren's Pefense Flin


Almost 80 percent of the
children with a mother in
prison live with a grand-
parent or other relative
who generally receives lit-
tle public support. About
10 percent of children with
incarcerated mothers are in
foster care, and in some
cases they have entered
care before the parent was
locked up. But foster care
can result in a parent los-
ing the rights to their chil-
dren permanently because
federal law requires, with
-limited exceptions, that a
state file a petition to ter-
minate parental rights
when a child has been in
foster care for 15 out of 22
months. The timetable is
especially problematic
given that the average time
a mother in state prison is
expected to serve is 49
months.
Children can be deeply
traumatized by the incar-
ceration of their mothers.
They may feel abandoned
or blame themselves for
their parent being taken
away. Even young children
may feel the stigma and
shame of having a parent
behind bars. Studies have
documented that children
of incarcerated parents are
prone to emotional and
behavioral difficulties,
poor academic perform-


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ance, juvenile delinquen-
cy, substance abuse and
are more likely to become
involved in the criminal
justice system themselves.
The majority of the 1.5,
million children of incar-
cerated parents are Black
or Latino.
The bond between a
mother behind bars and her
children does not have to
be severed. The Federal
Bureau of Prisons is in the
process of revising its pol-
icy on restraining mothers
during labor, delivery, and
post-delivery. California,
Illinois and Vermont are
the only states that cur-
rently regulate the use of
restraints on pregnant
women. Other state pris-
ons and jails need to fol-
low suit.
Some states have taken
other steps to revamp their
approaches to dealing with
female offenders. For
example, California is
moving women from large
remote prisons to smaller,
community-based centers
allowing more frequent
mother-child visits.
California, Indiana,
Nebraska, New York, Ohio
and Washington are among
the states that have estab-
lished prison nurseries.
Girl Scouts Beyond Bars
is another attempt to keep


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( MARTIN AND MORRIS MUSIC
COMPANY RECORDS, 1930-1985


The Martin and Morris Company Records date from ca. 1930
to 1985 and document a neglected part of the American music his-
torical record. The collection is particularly important because of
the company's contributions to the field of Gospel music.
According to Horace Boyer (in We'll Understand It Better....),
Martin and Morris Music Company was the only music house that
would publish compositions by others than themselves during the
heyday years of Gospel music (ca.1945-1965). From the collec-
tion it can be noted also that Gospel music in the United States
was a grass roots activity. Insight as to its development and distri-
bution can be gained through study of the firm's records.
Some of the more well known musicians whose compositions
were published by Martin and Morris include: William H.
Brewster, Dorothy Love Coates, Lucie Campbell, Alex Bradford,
Sam Cook, and Raymond Rasberry. In addition to the noted musi-
cians, several lesser-known artists and members of churches and
pastorates from around the nation were published by Martin and
Morris and their music was distributed throughout the country
\and around the world.

/ Clara Ward ~- Born in Philadelphia on August
21, 1924, Clara Ward is widely
acclaimed as one of the greatest
soloists in gospel history. Touring
the country with her backing group,
the Ward Singers, she propelled
gospel out of the church and into the
nightclub, where glitzy costumes
and pop-style performance gave the
music glamour and commercial
appeal never seen before in gospel
music. With the strong promotional
savvy of her mother Gertrude who
handled the business side of things,
and her sister Willa on the piano, the
troupe rose from obscurity to
become one of the top attractions on the church circuit in the late
1940s. They soon brought on two new performers, Henrietta
Waddy and Marion Williams, a Miami teen whose powerhouse
voice became the trademark sound of the group. With Williams
installed as soloist, the Wards hit their creative peak, releasing
such masterful hits as "Surely God Is Able" and "Packin' Up."
The Wards were prosperous through the 1950s, touring regular-
ly with the Reverend C.L. Franklin of Detroit; the father of Aretha
Franklin-herself an admitted disciple of Clara Ward. In 1958 the
bottom fell out of the church music circuit and a revamped incar-
nation of the group took up the nightclub circuit, playing Las
Vegas and even Disneyland, much to the dismay of gospel tradi-
tionalists who were already skeptical of their flamboyant per-
formance style. The group continued touring throughout the
1960s, until Ward's declining health forced her into retirement.
She died January 16, 1973.

/ Rev. James Cleveland 1931-1991
.JAMES CLEVELAND was
born in Chicago, Illinois on
December 5, 1931 to Rpsie Lee
O and Benjamin Cleveland during
the height of the greatest depres-
sion. James' grandmother
attended Pilgrim Baptist Church,
where she was a member of the
choir. James had no choice but
to attend these rehearsals with
his grandmother and found him-
self sitting through these choir
rehearsals bored stiff.! Eventually James decided he would
conquer the boredom through attempting to sing along with the
choir. It was in one of these rehearsal that James' singing was
noticed and he was made choir mascot. The choir director,
Thomas A. Dorsey wrote a song for him which launched- the
career of what was the be a long line of performances. Through
Dorsey's teaching and directing young James was influenced in a
great way.

/ Mary Mary ~ In 2000, sisters Erica and Tina
Campbell
earned immedi-
ate respect and
success with
Mary Mary's
platinum debut

Thankful. The joyful dancefloor-filling hit single "Shackles" put
them at the top of the charts across the world and then the girls
followed it up with the 2002's Incredible album. Now, after a
short break, Mary Mary returns with the brilliant third album,
packed with uplifting lyrics, distinctive vocals and unforgettable
songs. Fans who have been eagerly waiting for new music from
the pair are going to be blown away by Mary Mary's third album
which is packed with highlights, including the groove-driven
"Heaven," with its upbeat positive message. Erica says, "ultimate-
ly, we're just two girls from California who love God and are glad
About the talent God's given us." J


Almighty God, Father of all mercies and giver of all
comfort: Deal graciously, we pray thee,with
those who mourn, that casting every care on thee,
they may know the consolation of thy love, ;
through Jesus Christ our LORD.


DEATH NOTICES


BAILEY, Zelma, died
June 21, 2008. Alphonso
West Mortuary, Inc.
BLUE, Dorothy, died
June 22, 2008.
BOSTIC, Retha, died
June 21, 2008.
BROWN, Robert, died
June 18, 2008.
BRYANT, Baby Shawn
E., died June 18, 2008.
BUTLER, Mamie, died
June 18, 2008.
COCHRAN, Mattie,
died June 19, 2008.
FARVE, Denise Ann, 49,
June 20, 2008.
FEBO, Sandra, died'
June 27, 2008.
FLOWERS, Paul, Jr.,
died June 16, 2008.
FUNCHES, Mack, Jr.,
died June 20, 2008.
HERT, Helen, died June
22, 2008.
HILTON, Herbert, 59,
died June 17, 2008.
JACKSON, Martell, 29,
died June 21, 2008.
JOHNSON, Damon, Sr.,
died June 22, 2008.


KELLY, George, Jr.,
died June 23, 2008.
McELVEEN, Pandora,
died June 21, 2008.
MORGAN, Celia, 80,
died June 17, 2008.
NELSON, Cynthia, 54,
died June 22, 2008.
PRINDLE, Jesse, Jr.,
died June 19, 2008.
ROBINSON, Elizabeth,
died June 17, 2008.
SEWELL, Thomas, died
June 20, 2008.
STONE, Clionus, 78,
died June 17, 2008.
SWANN, Joshua, died
June 19, 2008.
TENSLEY, Willie Bell,
died June 19, 2008.
THOMAS, Cannedra,
27, died June 22; 2008.
THOMAS, Ray Charles,
died June 18, 2008.
WARD, Melvin, died
June 19, 2008.
WILLIAMS, Lester,
died June 18, 2008.
YOUNGBLOOD, Roy,
Jr., June 22, 2008.


Dr. Mattie Juliet Moss Clark


Mount Sinai Missionary Baptist Church
2036 Silver Street Jacksonville, FL 32206
Rev. R. L. Gundy, Pastor
(904) 354-7249 Church
Bible Power Enrichment Hour
Sunday School........................ 9:15 10:15 a.m.
Baptism-Praise & Worship
(Sanctuary) ............................................10:30 a.m.
Youth Church-2nd & 3rd Sundays
Fellowship Hall......................................10:30 a.m.

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New Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church
1824 Prospect Street Jacksonville, FL 32208
Sunday School .....................................9:30 a.m .
Sunday Morning Worship .......................11:00 a.m. '-
Youth Church 2nd & 3rd Sundays
(Old Sanctuary)...................................11:00 a.m .
Tuesday Prayer Meeting.............. ........ 7:30 p.m. .i_ ', >
Tuesday Pastoral Bible Study ................ 8:00 p.m.
Rev. Eric Lee, Pastor
Rev. Joe Calhoun, Pastor Emeritus : -.
(904) 764-5727 Church t ''


Historic Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church
Sunday
W orship Service.................................................................... 0:00 a.m .
Church School ...................................................................... 8:45 a.m .
Wednesday
Fulfillment Hour Bible Study............................................... 6:30 p.m.
Every 2nd & 4th Thursday............................10:00 a.m.-12:00 Noon
Friday
Joy Explosion Ministry........................................................ 6:30 p.m .
201 East Beaver St. (904) 355-9475
Rev. F.D. Richardson Jr., Pastor

GREATER EL-BETHEL DIVINE HOLINESS CHURCH
"The Church Where Everybody Is Somebody"
.Bishop Lorenzo Hall., Pastor
Street Address: 723 W. 4th St. Jacksonville, Florida 32209
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 3575, Jacksonville, Florida 32206 -
Church Telephone: (904) 359-0661 Home: (904) 358-8932 Cell: 710-1586
Sunday School................................................................ ....................... 9:30 a.m .
M morning W orship.................................. ...............................................11:00 a.m .
Tuesday ....... ............................... Prayer Meeting & Bible Study,7:00 p:m.
Thursday............................................................................... Joy N ight,7:00 p.m .
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Website: Greaterelbethel.org


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Dr. Mattie Juliet Moss Clark remains one of the most influential
and important figures in the history and progression-of gospel music
as well as in the history of the Church of God in Christ. Her legacy
has created and helped to shape some of the most successful gospel
artists including Vanessa Bell Armstrong, Donald Vails,
Commissioned, Esther Smith, Keith Pringle, Rev. Rance Allen, the
late Rev. James Moore and her own daughters, The Clark Sisters. She
taught that one should never try to sing, preach, teach, or reach with-
out prayer and that Christ must always be the center of attraction and
the center of one's life.
She began playing the piano at age six. By 12, she became the
musician for mother's services at the Church of Christ and Prayer. She
attended Selma Univ. and received training in classical music and
choral singing.
She moved to Detroit in 1947 to be with her sister Sybil Burke and
became a member of Greater Love Tabernacle Church of God in
Christ. There, under the leadership of Bishop W. Rimson, she was
baptized in the Holy Ghost and subsequently became the Minister of
Music. She served an historic tenure as Minister of Music for both
Southwest Michigan Jurisdiction and Bailey Temple Church of God
in Christ, under Bishop John Seth Bailey. Soon she was in demand to
train choirs at churches throughout the brotherhood of COGIC.
In 1958, she recorded "Going to Heaven to Meet the King," with
the Southwest Michigan State Choir, becoming the first person to
commit the sounds of a choir to record. She was also the first person
to separate vocal parts into soprano, alto and tenor. She received three
gold albums with the Southwest Michigan State Choir, and went on to
write and arrange hundreds of songs and record over 50 albums.
As her health declined, Dr. Clark never lost the fire and passion for
her mission. An accomplished musician, singer, arranger, composer,
leader, director, teacher, and exemplary woman of God, Dr. Clark died
on Sept. 22, 1994. The legacy of Dr. Mattie Moss Clark is one that will
stand as a testament to the anointing of God and his gifts, what she
accomplished is matched by only a handful of anointed vessels,
cementing her standing as the true "First Lady" of gospel music.


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LIFESTYLE

Socially Speaking
By Betty Asque Davis / Photos by J. Carl Davis, Sr.

.s o h e]Iin(g H a in On he 7irst 'Coast"


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installedJ Ti. Molc N.inlal Fuanr.i:al Secretar',
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Friday d',nrme L-and e:il, e'.crun- a. tmine, 1ti the R\ Mlanort nHotel at
Penns,1' .u it \.',ni. .tiiind 4th itru. blkcLks tUo11l h \\le I HouIse
and a hont di...rice tir'n mnc \V\.'shtniin i.'iIlnumlII included .A
Reception on the hotel rooftop, a trip to the Casino, a Washington, DC
Twilight Tour, Golf and Bowling for The Mules, the Odyssey Luncheon
Tour, the Celebrating in the Nation s Capital Garden Terrace Reception,
and the National Financial Secretary Candidate's Reception for Betty
Asque Davis hosted by The Jacksonville Moles and Mules.
On Friday evening everyone donned their international attire for
the International Diplomacy Dinner Dance to feast on an Around the
World Dinner Buffet, of course! The. buffet included: Mexican,
Chinese, Italian, Caribbean and Mediterranean foods.
Saturday afternoon following the morning business meeting for
The Moles, with a quick wardrobe change we dressed red, white and or
blue dressy ensembles for the First Ladies on Parade Luncheon. The
Mules were off site for another luncheon activity. Following a little late
afternoon rest we were off to the Champagne Reception and Black Tie
A Jewel of an Evening: Diamonds, Emeralds and Pearls Dinner Dance.
Following a Deal or No Deal portrayal, the National President, The
Moles Mrs. Mary A. Polk was presented a- diamond bracelet and
emerald earrings.
At the Up, Up, and Away, We Did It the DC Way Farewell Brunch
the Washington DC Moles Chapter President was presented pearls to
complete the Deal or No Deal portrayal from Saturday evening's dinner
dance.
Enjoy Yourself; It's Later Than You Think! When Moles and
Mules are together they do just that!!!!
P.S. Some of us stayed over until Monday and traveled further
north. More on that next week!


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Jacksonville Mole Member Betty Asque Davis with Moles
Sisters that included Past National President, The Moles Dr.
Penny Perry (at right).


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Howard and .Irs. .1ladeline Scales Tarlor, Jacksonville .1loles
President with The Moles. National President, Mrs. Mary A. Polk
and Dr. Robert Moore.


Jacksonville Moles members Mesdames Sylvia Skinner
Singleton, Michelle Davis Singleton and Madeline Scales-
Taylor, Jacksonville Moles Chapter President.
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Jacksonville Moles members (seated) Mesdames Betty Cody,
Patricia Hill Mitchell, Dr. Helen Jackson, Josephine Fiveash
Porter, (standing) Jacqueline P. Williams, Hilda Myers, Dr.
'Menia; Speights, Ruby Newman and Sharon Sellers.


Don't forget to let us know of your upcoming events. Contact us at (904) 76W-8834;
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Jacksonville Moles Members Mesdames Jacquelyne Holmes,
Gail Cole Mathis, Dr. Barbara Darby, and Betty Asque Davis.


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American fans of
Mica Paris remember her
debut album So Good
with the hit "My One
Temptation" from the
late 1980s.
Although she hasn't
had a single become that
popular on the charts in
the U.S. since then, she
has been hard at work in
the industry with many
other projects including
subsequent albums, per-
forming in theatre, telev-
sion and hosting one of
England's most popular
radio. programs on for
the British Broadcasting
Corporation (BBC).
She was born
Michelle Wallen on April
., ~969 in London.
Gospel united the Wallen
family and inspired the
careers of both Mica and
her younger sister
Alyesha (who enjoyed
modest success as a. solo
artist herself).
She grew up singing
in her grandparents'
church and by her mid
teens was making regu-
lar appearances with
'The Spirit of Watts'
* gospel choir. (with
0 whom she featured on
9 the 1985 Gospel Joy EP).
0 Gospel would infiltrate
Paris's career as no other
British contemporary
' female soul vocalist; it
* would influence the
quality of her vocal tone
9 and play a part in the
material she would write
and record.
. "My One
* Temptation," the lead
single from her debut
0 album was the mid-
tempo hors-d'oeuvre of
material to come. The
0 album highlighted
* Paris's vocal and person-
* al perspectives
. Paris's duet with


acclaimed singer will
Downing was a collabo-
ration that illustrated her
professional far-sighted-
ness and vocal compe-
tence (they covered
Donny Hathaway &
Roberta Flack's "Where
Is The Love?"). In just
one album Paris was
debutant, duet partner
and co-writer.
Just a year later, the
album's successor,
Contribution (1990) was
released. It featured the
track If I Love U 2 Nite,
written for Paris by
Prince, vyho during a
London after-party per-
formance handed her his
microphone in the crowd
while he accompanied
her on guitar, on stage.
Paris created
arguably- the greatest
British street soul track
in "I Should Have
Known Better" in 1990.
It was issued on the b-
side to I Never Felt Like
This Before, which was
promptly embraced as a
club classic. Ray
Hayden, an east London-
based producer and
singer-songwriter, also
teamed up with Paris to


make the most of her
gospel background and
romanticism. They
recorded three tracks: the
ballad Waiting For The
Morning, the haunting
gospel Bless The Day
and the duet One on One
(1992).
Although she remains
behind the microphone,
Paris moved out of the
recording booth and into
the broadcaster's chair in
2002 when she hosted
the acclaimed 'Soul
Solutions' programme on
BBC Radio 2 and narrat-
ing several music docu-
mentaries for the station.
She is currently co-
host in the consumer
-style programme, What
Not to Wear for BBC tel-
evision.
On October 1, 2007,
Paris released a semi-
autobiographical book'
Beautiful Within:
Finding Happiness and
Confidence in Your Own
Skin'


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Photo courtesy of
Paramount Pictures
It is very rare that
a major film star will
actually take the time
to speak to "every"
single press rep on
the red carpet at their
film's premiere.
Despite the fact that
the studios invite
tons of the press core
to be on the red car-
pet to make it look
good to the public,
most of us (especially
us of color who are
usually placed at the
end 'hood section" of
the line), never actu-
ally get to speak to
the star.- I usually do
my interviews one-
on-one at the press
junkets and private
photo shoots then get
what I can at the pre-
miere. In the case of
the LOVE GURU pre-
miere, the film's star
Mike Myers won
everybody's praise


Music
Giant magazine
presented the LA leg
of their national
Silver Top Tour this
week at Club Opera
featuring Epic
Records artists Yung
Berg, Noel Goundin
and Lasely. Big
Gates/Slip-N-
Slide/Atlantic rap
superstar Plies soph-
omore album
Definition of Real
debuted at #2 on the
Billboard Top 200
chart. His 214,53'2
copies sold gives
him the #1 sales spot
and is a record for
first week sales in
the history of Slip-
N-Slide Records. His
massive hit single
"Bust It Baby (part
1)" featuring Ne-Yo
is currently #1 in
urban mainstream
outlets nationwide
while generating
over 14,000 spinds
on the radio.
According to our
sources, Nate Dogg
was recently arrest-
ed, jailed and
released via a
$50,000 bond after
he was stopped by
the California
Highway Patrol on
the 405 freeway. His
estranged wife called
911 and reported that
he was following her,
harassing her and
trying to run her off
the road. Dogg was
charged with one
count of making ter-
roristic threats and
one count of driving
with a suspended
license.


and admiration for
staying out on the red
carpet until he did
interview with every-
one. Usually, the stu-
dio and private publi-
cists will rudely start
pulling on the star to
leave the carpet half
way down (after they
have spoken with the
major entertainment
shows) to get into the
theater for the movie
to start. Myers would
not allow that to hap-
pen. More so-called
stars should take
note. As a result mil-'
lions more will read
about him in the
smaller markets.
When asked does
he actually practice
some of the spiritual
concepts in the movie
Myers says, "Yes, all.
of them." What about
his film? Myers
laughs, "It's a yery
silly film. Hopefully
it's a fun film. I think


Club Scene
The A List
Gro up/Militant
M i n d z
Entertainment of
Richmond, Virginia
had a black, slamin'
affair at The
Hyperlink Cafe in
the city featuring a
concert by Dead
Prez, Brown F.LS.H.
and United Black
Colonies. There was
also an urban culture
fashion show by
Natty Rebel and a
panel discussion on
"The Hip Hop
Generation, Social
Change and The
Election 2008!
Check out their web-
site at www.militant-
mindz.com .
Comedy
Watch for comedi-
enne Luenell on an
upcoming episode of
VH-l's "I Love The
New Millennium"
and Comedy
Central's "Reality
Bites Back." The
funny lady and her
daughter were treat-
ed to a private gift-
ing suite by trendy
high end store
Dussault Apparel on
fashionable Melrose
Ave in Hollywood. In
true V.I.P. fashion,
the store shut down,
locking its doors for
a private one-on-one
viewing. Luenell and
her daughter left
with several items
including a beautiful
pricey Dussault
Fleur de lis bracelet.
Movies
The Love Guru
stars Mike Myers,


silly and fun is the
best delivery system,
at least for me, for
beautiful ideas. I
believe it's a great
opportunity to talk
about self-love and
empowerment which
is what this movie is
about. People will
say bad things about
you but you must
never say bad things
about yourself."
Myers looks great
these days. How does
he do it? "I eat no
meat or dairy and I
play hockey."
Myers is the only
actor to have created
six films that have
grossed more than
$200 million in a row
including the "Austin
Powers" and "Shrek"
franchises. Then
there is the multitude
of memberable char-
acters and skits from
"Saturday Night
Live." Does his track


Jessica Alba, Justin
Timberlake, Romany
Malco, Meagan
Good, Omid Djalili,
Sir Ben Kingsley and
Verne Troyer.
Directed by Marco
Schnabel. Written
and Produced by
Mike Myers. Written
by Graham Gordy.
Produced by Michael
De Luca.
This is a wacky
comedy that incorpo-
rates Eastern spiritu-
al concepts adminis-
tered by a colorful
Indian Guru named
Pitka (Myers) to get
hockey player Darren
Roanoke (Malco)
back on his game
after he breaks up
with his sexy wife
'Prudence (Good)
who has taken up
with rival hockey
player Jacques
G r a n d e
(Timberlake). This
film may have a hard
time finding an audi-
ence dead in the mid-
dle of block buster,
action flick season.
It does have typical
Mike Myers comical
moments which
should delight his
many fans. Other
than that, this one
may be better suited
for rental movie
nighi in the coming
winter months.
Hit me up at feed-
backrych@sbcglob-
al.net
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record place any
pressure on him when
he writes and devel-
ops new ideas and
material? Myers
shrugs, "I just go
with the flow. I feel
very grateful and I
love the process and
working with some-
one like Graham
Gordy (the film's co-
writer) is awesome.
He's smart, kind,
funny and it was
good." Myers is a
native of Canada and
centering this movie
on his beloved.
Toronto Maples Leafs
was a special great
joy.


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Crime Stories Continued from A-1
Man Continued from A-1
According to family and reports, Jesse Prindle Jr.'s family stated that the 68-year-
old had written a letter that had been left at the home Friday. In the letter, Prindle
showed evidence of distress because of the long-running custody battle with Kai's
mother who wanted her first and only child with her. When Kai and his father moved
to Jacksonville after Katrina, Ms. Farve moved to Mississippi. However, she had
come to Jacksonville to gain custody of her son since, according to Prindle's other
children, a New Orleans judge had granted her custody of Kai, at least for the sum-
mer. Therefore, in Prindle's letter, he stated: "I cannot tell him he has to go back to
New Orleans, so now my back is against the wall. I have to do something that is
wrong but is horrible." Even though the couple never married, they have been fight-
ing for custody of their son since 2002. Now, the families have started a custody
fight and the Prindle's feel that Kai should stay in the environment he knows rather
than move to an unfamiliar area. According to sources, the judge has ordered Kai to
remain in Jacksonville until a custody decision is made..

Two Continued from A-1
cleared. Sierra White was shot and killed March 25. He was a mental
health individual. Latoya Grier was shot and killed after opening fire
on an officer.
A robber suspect was shot and killed Monday night by officers in
pursuit of four people. Artavious Debose, 22, was killed after a chase.
Sierra White
He did not have a gun.
James Martin Imbrani, 50, was shot after a chase. It appeared he had
a gun. It was discovered later that the gun was a fake replica gun
painted black.
Both shooting incidents will be investigated.


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Two Arrested for Murder of Edward Waters Administrator
When Jeffrey Lane Hardiman did not show up for work in
March, it was so unusual that his co-workers went to check on
him and found him dead. Everyone Was puzzled as to why since
f the Edward Waters College graduate was so loyal to his school
and his job.
JSO detectives went to work and have now arrested Keith
eith R. Murphy, Raynard Murphy, 21 and Anthony. Tyrone Mackey, 24, for
Hardiman's murder. The man said they went with Hardiman to
his Arlington apartment to party. Murphy said he left to go get
some cigars and when he returned Hardiman and Mackey were
fighting. He joined Mackey in the fight, striking Hardiman, and
then killing him by choking him with an electric cord. The men
said they were "loose acquaintances" with Hardiman.
The men robbed Hardiman before leaving his apartment.
ntony Mackey, 24 Hardiman had worked at Edward Waters for ten years.


Search is on for Brunswick Killer
Christopher Lee Harris, 18, was struck by a bullet this Sunday night near a park at
H Street and Niles Avenue around 10 p.m. The Brunswick Police Department were
able to find Harris after receiving a telephone call regarding gunshots being heard in
the area. When they arrived, they found Harris with a gunshot wound and had him
transported to the hospital where he died.
Detective Roy Blackstock is in charge of the investigation and is asking for help
in locating the killer.. Call (912) 267-5559 or Silent Witness at (912) 267-5516.

Georgia Third Graders Made Plea Deals
Two of the third-grade students from Waycross' Center Elementary charged in a
plot to harm their teacher, accepted plea deals this past Tuesday.
There were nine students that were suspended in April for thirty days after the plan
to harm their teacher for revenge after being disciplined was disclosed. Three of the
nine children suspended were facing juvenile charges and on Tuesday, the third-
graders went before the judge to hear and decide their fate. Two of the students
accepted plea agreement. The third student, did not wish to do an agreement because
her parents said she is innocent and they wish to prove that. The judge asked for a
continuance. It is felt the child will appear before the judge again in about ten days
to see if something can be finalized.


Chris Rock Brought Comedy

Act to the River City Wednesday
S Chris Rock visited Jacksonville Wednesday and per-
= formed at the Times-Union Performing Arts Center.
Comedian Mario Joyner was the opening act for
Chris Rock. Joyner has appeared on "The Late Show"
S- with Jay Leno as well as with Jerry Seinfeld. He has
4- L.- ^ also had a HBO special, "One Night Stand."
F _After truly enjoying Joyner, the audience was total-
Sly entertained by actor/comedian Chris Rock. In fact,
- the laughter began as soon as Chris Rock took center
U s t a g e
4= The audience completely enjoyed the comedian as he
-9 talked about such political and current issues as the pres-
idential campaign, the current high gas prices, racism, and men and women and how
they differ.


Michael Blaylock Renewed Contract with JTA


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Michael Blaylock has led Jacksonville Transportation
Authority" as Executive Director since 2002 and on
Thursday, the JTA board provided him with a new five-
year contract that will mature in 2014. His base salary was
not increased from the $236,000 a year that he was earning
under his present contract but it will allow him to make
about 25 percent above his base salary if Jacksonville
Transportation Authority meets certain performance goals
in the next five years.


Ken Jefferson Continued from A-1 /

and the T-2 Laboratory explosion that killed five people, his appearance on WZNZ-
AM Talk radio and WCGL-AM radio with Impact and The Florida Star Newspaper,
his appearance on 101.5 and the television show where he serves as host, Signal 94
and most of all, the Wheel of Justice every Thursday morning where he constantly
put information before the community' rather serious or light hearted.
As an example light hearted, he washed the Jacksonville Fire Department truck
because of the boxing match between the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office and the
Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department. Ken gives his entire heart and soul' ih
serving the community as a Jacksonville Information Officer.
Ken won, two years in a row, the Outstanding Public Officer of the Year for the
State of Florida for his very effective ability to maintain a calm demeanor in a crises
in his daily work environment. This Statewide Community Crises Award is just
another indication of what a great job he is doing on behalf of Jacksonville.
Congratulations Officer Kenneth Jefferson.


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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. Florida A&M University (FAMU) alum
Marcus. Knight, 33, was recently elected the first black mayor of
Lancaster, Texas, following in the footsteps of his father, Richard
Knight Jr., was the first black to be City Manager for Gainesville,
Florida, and who was appointed Dallas' first black city manager 22
years ago.
Although Knight did not plan on having a career in politics, after
moving to Lancaster, Knight served on several boards and commis-
sions in the city, which prepared him to run for mayor. He was a mem-
ber of the Lancaster Economic Development Corporation Board,
Planning and Zoning Commission and Charter Review committee. -
Knight, a 1996 honor graduate of FAMU's School of Business
and Industry (SBI), began his professional career at Toyota Motor Sales USA after graduation. After
moving back to Texas, Knight eventually joined his family's business, Knight Waste Services, Ltd.,
which is a residential waste hauling company. He currently serves as the vice-president and chief
operating officer.
Knight and his wife Tengemana have three children: Avery, 8; Sanaa, 5; and Mia, 19 months.

Get What You Want In 30 Minutes
Six Tips For A Successful Life
San Francisco, CA- "People who don't set goals wind up asking, 'How come I never got what
I wanted out of life?'" Those are the words of Theodore Carl Soderberg, author of the new book
"Uncharted Waters." Soderberg isn't just a successful author. He has two honorable discharges
from the United States Navy, has been on the silver screen in Basic Instinct and the Rock, has made
a small fortune selling exotic cars, and has toured the world with the merchant marines.
How has he achieved every dream he has ever wanted? "Setting goals. That really has been the
secret of everything."
Here are six tips to earn a successful life one half hour at a time:

1. Identify What You Want- And When You Want It
"Figuring out your dream can be the hardest part," says Soderberg. "So if you can't be specif-
ic, that's fine." You don't need to have'a whole plan in place, says Soderberg. You just need a firm
idea in your mind of what you want and'a solid idea of when you want it by.

2. Schedule 30 Minutes For Your Goal Every Day
Set aside a half hour every day to do something to get closer to your dream. Every day you
build on the progress you made the day before. "You don't expect to do the whole thing in a day
or in a week but a little bit every day, that really is the key to being successful."

3. Make Goal Setting A Lifestyle,
"The key here," says Soderberg, "Is to make sure it's at the same time every day." If your 'goal
time' becomes part of your daily routine you'll be less likely to blow it off. Your scheduled goal
time with yourself is as important as any commitment you'd make to someone else. You wouldn't
dream of blowing off a half hour meeting with your boss make 30 minutes with yourself just as
much of a priority.

4. Divide Your Goal Into Bite Sized Pieces And Tackle Them One At A Time
You can't expect to reach your goal without accomplishing the smaller steps building up to that
success. "If your working on a big dream, break it down into little bite sized dreams along the
way."

5. Congratulate Yourself For Each Step You Complete
Half of keeping motivated is remembering what you are working toward the other half is
acknowledging yourself for the work you've already done. Soderberg insists you pat yourself on
the back at least once a month. "If that means buying yourself a flat screen or just nodding to your-
self in the mirror, that's up to you.",
6. Finish Up COne Goal And Get Ready To Tackle A New One
At some point you'll accomplish whatever goal you've set out to achieve. So why stop now? If you
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OKAY, MAN OR WOMAN? An officer
was called to a hotel where a witness
observed a person soliciting sex. When the
officer arrived, he witnessed the conversation
between the suspect and the buyer. The sus- ht
pect was taken to the JPDF and booked for .
prostitution. After booking the suspect into u ,
the women's jail, the suspect told the book-
ing officer that he was not a she, but is a man
and would like to go to the men's side. When
the officer picked up the suspect, he wasa
wearing women's clothing and appeared to
be female. The suspect demanded that he goes to the male side, but the offi-
cers did not believe the seemingly female was telling the truth. The suspect
had to start talking in his normal male voice before the officers agreed that it
was a male after all. The suspect was then taken to the proper cell of his gen-
der.

OKAY, WHO HIT WHO? An officer was dispatched to the 1000 block of
Prince St. in reference to a hit and run of a parked car. The owner of the vehi-
cle called because she heard a loud bang in the early morning and ran to the
door where she noticed her green colored car that was parked out front had
been hit and damaged. When she got to the door ethe other vehicle that had hit
it and fled from the scene. The police took the report. Later that morning, a


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person called in' from the 1200 block of
Albany, stating that someone had ran up
into his yard and hit his truck damaging it.
When the police went to observe the dam-
age and to write up the report, he noticed
that there were no tire tracks where anoth-
er vehicle would have drove up to his
truck to damage it. He noticed that his
vehicle had green paint on it. The same
color green of the vehicle that he wit-
nessed earlier and he also noticed a trail of
radiator fluid on the ground that he fol-
lowed around to Prince St. leading up to
a report on earlier that morning. The victim


in this case has become the suspect. The police ran his license and found out
that his license had been suspended, and he had no insurance.

PLEASE STOP YOUR HARASSMENTS -An officer was dispatched to
the 11400 block of John Dory Way in reference to harassing telephone calls.
Upon his arrival, he met with the victim, Ms. AS. She stated that she use to
be friends with the suspect Ms. NJ. She stated that she started dating Ms. NJ's
brother and every since then the suspect Ms. NJ has been harassing her. Ms.
AS stated that in the month of June she sent her several harassing text mes-
sages. The officer observed the messages and agreed they were all degrading
messages towards Ms. AS. The victim
stated that she has replied to Ms. NJ's
messages asking her to stop, but she
continues to send them. The officer
gave Ms. AS a State Attorney's card,
with instructions on how to pursue
with prosecution.

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STUFF an officer was dispatched to *.
the 2100 block of James Hail Dr. in
reference to an assault. Upon his
arrival, he met with the victim Ms. AS
who reported her former boyfriend,
Mr. AB, suspect, choked her and punched her in the face. Ms. AS reported she
and Mr. AB ended their nearly two year relationship approximately three
months ago, but stated she was 5 months pregnant with his child. The officer
did not notice any injuries from the altercation. The victim stated that the sus-
pect came to her apartment and wanted to talk with her about "some he-said,
she-said stuff." She stated that some unknown female told Mr. AB that she
had been cheating on him during their relationship. Ms. AS stated that she
told Mr. AB that the allegations were untrue and that she didn't want to talk
about them. She stated that's when she began to walk away and he grabbed
her arm and pulled her back and punched her in the face several times and
choked her to the point that she could no longer breathe. There were two chil-
dren in the house when the altercation
occurred. The officer attempted to
speak with the oldest child, however, he
appeared to have a speech impediment
and was unable to understand his state-
ments. Ms. AS stated that this was the
third time Mr. AB was physically vio-
lent toward her, but stated that this was
the first time the law was involved. The
officer left a message on the voice mail
for the suspect to call him back. The
victim was given a case information
card.


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Suns Rally Early, Hang On Late For Thursday Win
By: J.P. Shadrick
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. After scoring four runs in the second inning, the Jacksonville Suns
(38-41, 5-4) held off a pesky Chattanooga Lookouts (40-39, 3-6) by trading late runs in a 6-4
Thursday night victory in front of 7,898 at the Baseball Grounds.
The Suns have won three straight games for the first time since winning four in a row from May
13 through May 16. In addition, it is the first three-game win streak against an opponent in a single
series since taking the final three of a set against the Tennessee Smokies May 2-4.
Jacksonville opened the scoring in the second inning against Chattanooga ace Ben Jukich. Lucas
May led off with a double while Shane Justis later recorded a single with one out. Adam Godwin
next singled home May for a 1-0 lead. With runners on first and third base, pitcher B.J. LaMura bunt-
ed toward the mound, and after fielding and looking the runner back to third, Jukich pulled the first
baseman off the bag with his throw to load the bases. James Tomlin next grounded a ball to third
baseman Eric Eymann, who stepped on third for a force out, but threw wildly past first base, allow-
ing Shane Justis to score for a 2-0 lead. Ivan DeJesus, Jr. next singled home LaMura and Tomlin
before being thrown out at second to end the inning with a 4-0 Suns advantage.
The Lookouts countered against Suns starter B.J. LaMura in the third inning as Tonys Gutierrez
hit a sacrifice fly to right field to plate pitcher Ben Jukich, cutting the Suns lead to 4-1.
Chattanooga scored another run against LaMura in the sixth inning on Chris Valaika's fifth
homerun of the season, a solo blast that further cut the Suns lead to 4-2. Jacksonville answered in the
bottom of the inning against Lookouts reliever Lee Tabor as a James Tomlin groundout scored Adam
Godwin for a 5-2 lead.
LaMura left after allowing two runs on five hits with two walks and five strikeouts over six
innings, making way for reliever Danny Muegge in the seventh. With one out, the next three
Lookouts singled to load the bases before a Sean Henry single scored Chris Denove to trim the deficit
to 5-3. The Suns again countered right away in the bottom of the inning as Mark Bellhorn smashed
his fifth homerun, a solo shot that landed on Georgia Street, opening a 6-3 advantage.
Chattanooga ended the scoring in the ninth inning against Suns closer Jacobo Meque, as Craig
Tatum drove home Cody Strait for a 6-4 final score.
B.J. LaMura (2-2) picked up the win for the Suns while Ben Jukich (7-3) fell in the loss for the
Lookouts. Jacobo Meque (1) saved the game for the Suns.
Jacksonville RH Jesus Rodriguez makes his Suns debut Friday night against Chattanooga RH
Sam LeCure at 7:05 p.m. in the fourth game of the series at the Baseball Grounds. The first 3,000
fans will receive a team baseball card set of the 2008 Suns, sponsored by Jacksonville Sports Cards,
CBS 47 and 99.1 WQIK. Elvis Himselvis will perform during the game and after the game fans can
enjoy Friday Family Fireworks, sponsored by NAPAAuto Parts. For tickets call the Suns box office
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S Common (Rapper) -Lonnie Rashid Lynn. Jr. (born March 13, 1972),
better known by his stage name Common (and previously
known as Common Sense), is a Twvo rime Grammy-Award
winning American hip hop artist and actor. Common debuted
in 1992 with the album Can I Borrow A Dollar? and main-
tained a significant underground following into the late 90s,
after %which he gained notable mainstream, success though
'his \ ork with the'Soulquarians. His first major label alburi;
Like Water for Chocolate. received widespread critical
acclaim and moderate commercial success. Its popularit;
was matched by 2005's Be, which was nominated' in th0
2006 Grammy A\ards for Best Rap Album. Conimon' wa
awarded his second Grammy for Best Rap Performance b
Duo or Group, for "Southside" (featuring Kan'ye West) 'fi
Finding Forever), his first Grammy was awarded in 200N 3
Best R&B Song for Love.Of My Life with ErBk l-BadL-tis
best,-of album Thisisme Then was released on'Noieinber,-
2007. Common has also initiated a burgeoning acting. cargo
starring significant roles in such films as Smokin' Aces, Street Kings, and AmericpanstV
Common who was reported earlier in his career as, a known Sunni. Muslim i~ sac
Christian who is a member of Trinity United Church of .Christ in Chicago .
In 2003, Common appeared on the popular American UPN sitcom Girlfriends. In ithepse
"Take This Poem and Call Me In The Morning", he appeared as Oniar, a slam poet who
petes with fellow poet Sivad (played by Saul Williams) for the affection of;Lynh SearcyI,(i
by Persia White). He also had a cameo appearance on an episode ofUPN's One on One,,
he played a drama class instructor named Darius. He also madean appearance on:thi
show "Scrubs", for which he was not credited. In 2007, Commonr appeared alonen gsid
Affleck, Jeremy Piven, andAlicia Keys in the crime film Smokin'Aces. He made hisd.gbig
debut as villainous Mob enforcer Sir Ivy. He appeared.alongside-Denz.e1'.Wasling'lii
Crowe, The RZA and T.I. in the 2007 crime thriller American Gangster..9
one week before the opening of Smokin Aces, he appeared in a Satfrday;'i y ht.i et
himself. The show's host was Piven,.his Aces co-star. It has-beeti announticthat 0
will star in the film adaptation of the. comic book Wanted, alongside Mor
Angelina Jolie, and as the Green Lantern/John Stewart in the 2009 live idaptatorf&- 8C
League. Common also appeared in the movie Street Kings.alongsideieanuaRee _q
Laurie, The Game, and Forest. Whitaker.[17] He will also appear in'Terminator.4 4 e' i
release in 2009. ::
Jesus Castillo Named Southern League Pitcher of the Week
Jacksonville, FL Suns right-handed starter Jesus Castillo was named the Southern
League Pitcher of the Week for June 9-15.
Although the Suns were eliminated from the first-half title chase in the South Division
earlier in the month. Castillo played in key role in setting up drama in the league's other
division on Sunday. After a rain delay of nearly 3 ,', hours, the 24-year-old Castillo limited
the Huntsville Stars' vaunted offense to three runs and seven hits in six innings of a 4-3 win
that preserved a tie atop the North Division standings in the first-half finale. As a result,
Huntsville's game against West Tenn on Tuesday will determine the first-half champion.
A native of Mexico, Castillo also carried a no-hitter into the sixth inning of a 9-5 win at
Carolina on June 10. Castillo, who permitted just one baserunner through the first five
frames before giving up a leadoff double in the sixth, allowed just the one hit and an
unearned run in 6 2/3 innings.
Castillo is in his first season in Double-.-\ after spending the entire 2007 season with
Single-A Inland Empire On the season. Castillo has posted a 3.30 ERA with 22 walks and
52 strikeouts oer 76 1.3 innings.



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Computer Winner with Mr. Jackson.


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Boys2Men Symposium 2008 at the

Potter's House Conference Center
This 2008 Third Annual Boys2Men Symposium sym-
posium was held June 13 at the Potter's House
Conference Center. The keynote speaker was Alan
Crotzer, (recently released after serving 24 years for a
crime he did not commit). Other attendees included: Rev.
Dr. Lovett Sconiers, Edward Waters College; Mia Jones,
Jacksonville City Council; Jacksonville's very own,
Seven J Gospel Rapper; William Jackson (JETI) who
provided the grand prize of a Dell computer; Beverly
McClain, the families of slain children and many others.
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ranta tsteue ,waray was norn January i1, y1Su
in West London. She is one of eight children, born to
a Sierra Leone and Ghana mother and a father from
Grenada. Estelle runs her own record label, Stellar
Ents, and has released her own material through this
including the two "Da Heat" mixtapes Part 1 and 2,
the album The 18th Day and the singles "1980",
"Free" and "Go Gone". She featured on Natasha
Bedingfield's song "Drop Me In The Middle" for
Natasha's U.S. release of Unwritten. She also did a
memorable rap verse on a 2006 Omar song, "Lay it
down".
< i She has received the MOBO for "Best
Newcomer" and received three consecutive "Best
Female Artist" trophies from the UK Hip-Hop
.' Awards.
S~Estelle was originally on the Ill Flava Records.
Label owned by Hip Hop award winner Karl Hinds,
S.|who together with Estelle and Joni Rewind re-
released the well known Althia & Donna 1978
track, 'Uptown Top Rankin'. Estelle also worked on various other tracks and videos with Karl
Hinds and Ill Flava Records.
In 2005 Estelle revealed on the Sky Sports show Soccer AM that her birth name is actual-
ly "Fanta"[citation needed]and her favourite drink is Ribena.
In 2006, Estelle appeared at the London School Harris City Technology College for a Post
16 Year Of Achievement Night, and she could also be seen in the video for John Legend's sin-
gle "Save Room". Also in 2006, Estelle joined rapper Kardinal Offishall's Black Jays
International, and was eventually signed to singer John Legend's Homeschool Records through
Atlanti Records.
According to her official Blogspot, she had a photo-shoot on the week of July 2, 2007, for
her new album. Estelle has been critical of the music industry's perceived double standards of
preferring white women over black women.
The forthcoming album will feature production from the likes of Will.I.Am, Wyclef Jean,
Mark Ronson, Cee-Lo, Swizz Beatz, and John Legend.
Kanye West also features on the album, on a track called "American Boy" which reached
number one in the UK singles chart on March 23, 2008. Estelle will be touring with Wyclef Jean
with the tour dates soon to be announced.
Recently she has got into controversy claiming racist attitudes in the U.K. music industry
promote white artists over black artists performing the same style of music.
In April 2008 Estelle announced a short UK tour, calling at the Manchester Ritz on the 8th
June, Glasgow ABC on the 9th June, Birmingham Custard Factory on the 10th June and the
Shepherds Bush Empire on the 12th June.
Estelle will perform at halftime of the 2008 MLS All-Star Game on July 24, 2008 at BMO
Field in Toronto, Ontario.


Mica Paris
(born Michelle
Wallen on
April 27 1969
in London,
England) is an
English singer.
She began
singing in
church at an
early age and
then went on to
become a ses-
sion singer at
the age of 15,
for bands such
as Hollywood.
Beyond and Shakatak.
In 1988, she released her most successful single, My
One Temptation, which peaked at #7. In the continuing
years she went on to release many more singles and
albums. She currently has her own show on BBC Radio
2, called Soul Sessions. She also competed in the ITV
singing competition Hit Me Baby One More Time.
On February 14th 2001, Mica lost her brother to a
shooting and has since campaigned against gun crime in
the UK.
During January 2006, Mica appeared in the 4 part
BBC TV series The Sound of Musicals. In April 2006, it
was announced that she arind model Lisa Butcher, were to
take over from Trinny Woodall and Susannah
Constantine, to be the new co-presenters of the long run-
ning BBC TV series What Not to Wear.
Paris also performed alongside Pink Floyd's David
Gilmour, on the evenings of 30 May and 31 May 2006 at
the Royal Albert Hall, singing The Great Gig in the Sky.
In the autumn of 2006, Paris took part in Strictly
Come Dancing where she danced with Ian Waite. She
was the second celebrity to be knocked out of the com-
petition.


T A S -NA IRH E


English pop singer. Her first
album, Great Expectations,
spawned the smash hit,
"Sleeping Satellite", a philo-
sophical song about the moon
landings, which reached number
one in the United Kingdom.
She joined a group called
'Dignity' as a backing vocalist.


Later, after studying secretarial
skills she became a clerk at
.Leeds Magistrates' Court. She
helped out at a recording studio
in Bradford called 'Flexible
Response', and subsequently
began working with musicians
John Hughes and John Beck
Archer signed to EMI in 1990,
and released her first single
Sleeping Satellite in September
1992, which went to no.1 in the
UK. The album "Great
Expectations" followed in
October (reaching no.8). Further
singles from the album followed,
and although they were top 40
hits in the UK, they did not
achieve the same level of suc-
cess as her debut. In 1993,


Archer won a BRIT Award for
the Best British Breakthrough
Act.
After disappearing from the
limelight, Archer reappeared in
1996 with her second album
"Bloom". However, the album
(and subsequent single "One
More Good Night With The
Boys"), failed to make any
impact on the chart. In late 1997,
disagreements with EMI left
Archer somewhat disillusioned
and feeling like she had'been
treated as a commodity. She
decided to take a short break
from the industry. After two
years she felt the time was right
to start writing again but was
hindered by writer's block.


Although this didn't prevent her
from being initially creative she
found it difficult to finish any-
thing musically. However, she
did not let this stop her from
expressing her creativity in other
ways, and she began painting
and moulding clay during this
time away from the spotlight. It
was also during this time that her
love of Sunderland AFC blos-
somed, committing to a season-
ticket with her Sunderland-bomrn
musician partner John Hughes in
1999 after falling in love with the
team when taken to her first
match in the late 1980s. She
retains her ticket to this day.
After working through the
block and starting in 2002, she


and Hughes worked on a new
album. Initially this was going to
be titled Non Linear, but later
became ON. Several demo-ver-
sions of the songs from this
album were available for free
from the messagetothemagnet
website which was created for
the purpose. People were
encouraged to send feedback on
the material.
ON was released on 25th
September 2006 on Archer's
own label, Quiverdisc, and was
preceded by a download only
single, Every Time I Want It
(Effect Is Monotony) a radio edit
of the album track Effect Is
Monotony on 20th September.





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PAGE PR 4/JUNE 28, 2008 The Star


The Foundation >

Graduating Class of 2008


The Foundation
Academy's 2008
Graduation Ceremony
took place on the
evening of May 29th in
Neptune Baptist
Church. This is The
Foundation Academy's
20th year teaching stu-
dents at the Beaches,
and their 17th graduat-
ing class. The class of
2008 included
Valedictorian Chelsea
Newberry (Honor
Society, Bright Futures,
Academic Scholarship,
and Scheidel
Scholarship recipient)
and Salutatorian Carlos
Preciado Jr. (Honor


Society, Bright Futures,
and Scheidel
Scholarship Recipient).
Out of the 28 students
who graduated from The
Foundation Academy,
25 will be attending col-
lege with scholarships.


Imari Bratcher,
who was recently
named Youth of the
Year at the Lee Boys
& Girls Club in
Springfield has
another award to add
to his collection
The 15 year-olds's
original "work of art
will go on this dis-
play this month in
the nation's capital.
Bratcher won first
place in this year's
Congressional Art
Competition for
District 3. He is a
student at Douglas
Anderson School of
the Arts, recently.
His work, along with
that of other winning
students from


kcademny's


For more information
on The Foundation
Academy, and their new
23-acre campus, please
contact the school at
241-3515 or
foundationacademy.com.


conGresswomaln Corrinle SrOWn. P-FIQ.. with Imari BratCher
9flR his wiflEinfG Work Of art.


around the country,
will adorn the
Capitol's Cannon
Tunnel for a year.
He received
round-trip airline
tickets to
Washington, D.C.
for his journey.


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November 17, the classic Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Alice Walker, THE COLOR PUR-
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ran on Broadway. from Dec. 1, 2005 through Feb. 24, 2006. There were a total of thirty pre-
views with nine hundred and ten performances. Brenda Russell received a 2006 Tony
Award the Best Original' Score and Donald Byrd was a nominee for the 2006 Tony Award
for Best Choreography. .
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play was a student at Raines High School? Who were the original Broadway cast mem-
bers? Who is playing "Mister "in the play? What are some bf the songs from~ the play? What
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by the earliest postmark or e-mail date. Entries must be sent to The Florida Star
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listed in The Floridii Star Newspaper Noverrber 13, 2009. Entries must include name,
address, and a good phone number.

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COurtyard has been discon-
tinued.
The successful
Sideline Safety Zones will
be doubled to six locations
this year to offer assistance
to those who have been sep-
arated from their group or
have consumed too much
and need a -place to rest.
Additional police, fire &
rescue personnel will be on
hand to assist in crowd con-
trol and, other safety con-
cerns.
I'm sure that these
changes will do nothing to
deter from the festive atmos-
phere, but rather provide an
opportunity for everyone to
have a great time at this
year's Florida-Georgia
Football Classic.


a he sstivities' enter T

COoperative Landing man-:
agement to ease overcrowd_
ing and emphasize responsi-
ble alcohol consumption.
The Landing's main
stage is being moved to
Hogan Street to offer an
alternative party zone. At
the Landing, benches'
plants, kiosks, vending
machines and the like will
be removed to offer more
open spaces. Loitering near
stairwells viill be prohibited
to ease foot traffic. '
The Landing mer-
chants are working with
state Alcohol, Beverage &
Tobacco officials.to receive
training in the importance of
not serving intoxicated or
underage customers, as well
as how to spot a fake ID.
AB&T officials will have an


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PUBLISHER
EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
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The annual
excitement
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4~ F 1Orida -

&i~ FOotball
MayOfJOhn ClRSsic is
Peyton in the air.
This week *
Jacksonville becomes the
center of attention in the
Southeast as the greatest
game in college football his-
tOry comes to our town.
It's thrilling every
year when this rivalry comes
to Jacksonville. It's cliche'
but true you can throw out
the record books when they
.play this one. Jacksonville


~is fortunate to continue its
part mn this wonderful tradi-
tion.
While the game has
a long and storied history, it
doesn't mean that changes
can't be made to reflect the
times'. While` the title "The
World's Largest Outdoor
Cocktail Party' `was quaint
in its~ day, Jacksonville and
the universities see our
responsibility to provide a
safe experience for residents
and visitors alike.
We are doing so by
making subtle but important
changes to the way things
operate at the. Jacksonville
Landing, which has evolved

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The Annual Thanksgiving Luncheon to benefit frail and' homebound seniors will be held on Tuesday,
NOvember 24, 2009 at the Wyndham Hotel. This year marks the 23rd year for the event that h~as been
heralded as one of the most popular and successful events of the year according to Joan Turner,
founder. Turner credits Emily Timmons and Amanda King of Radio Station WCGL for responding to
a challenge Turner extended to the community to "Adopt-A-Senior". The radio station sponsored the
first 15 seniors to a Thanksgiving Luncheon in 1986. To date, over 20,000 seniors have attended the
eVent.
..Holiday seasons are some of the most depressing times for homebound and institutionalized seniors-
Jcan Turner many remember being at home with family and friends and cooking those special meals, laughing
and reliving memories of the past. Some of these same activities occur at the luncheon, except this
meal iS already prepared and seniors in~attendance have been sponsored by individuals, elected officials, civic or fraternal
grOups or faith-based organizations. For almost 8 weeks Turner and her Corp of volunteers get to the air waves on radio sta-
tion 1360 WCGL and other media to have seniors sponsored to the event that celebrate their life and legacy. Everybody gets
illVOlVed says Turner, the seniors belongs to us. If we get old, we'd want someone to remember us." Mrs. Turner is inspired
ffOm the sacred writings of David which reminds generations to not cast aside parents and relatives when they get old and
feeble says Rev. Leonard Dantzler, Chairman of the ILP Advisory Council. Persons wishing to donate or sponsor a senior
should make their checks payable to the Senior Life Foundation and designate "Seniors Thanksgiving Luncheon" mail to
WCGL 3890 Dunn Avenue, Ste 804, Jacksonville, FL 32218. For more information call 994-1622. Deadline for receiving
sponsorships is November 13, 2009. All donations are tiax-deductible.
















The Churchi Directory


New Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church
1824 Prospect Street *k Jacksonville, FL 32208
Sunday School .................:..........;.........9:30 a.m.
Sunday Morning ,
Intercessory Prayer........... ...10:45 a.m. .
Morning Worship ... ...........11:00 a.m. i
Youth Church
Tuesday -2Pnadt r31 B Ined tsdy~l nc....... a7 0 p.m.
Bishop Eric Lee, Pastor e
Rev. Joe Calhoun, Pastor Emeritus a4
(904) 764-5727 Church r

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.
Friday
Joy Explosion Ministry ,. .. .. .. .. .. .. .... .. . 6:30 p.m.
201 East Beaver St. (904) 355-9475
Rev. F.D. Richardson Jr., Pastor

GREATER EL-BETHEL DIVINE HOLINESS CHURCH
"The Church Where EverybodyIs Somebody"
Street Addres13ishopW. orenzo.J cso vile Florida 32209
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 3575, Jacksonville, Florida 32206
Church Telephone: (904) 359-0661 Home: (904) 358-8932 Cell: 710-1586

Suoa gSchool ................... ~m.
Tuesday.........................................Pye Meeting & Bible Study,7:00 p.m.
Thursday.......... ........................... ... ...........................Joy Night,7:00 p.m.

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PENTECOSTAL CHIURCH.of GOD
"Jesus Loves Sinners Church Folk Don 't"
Elder Joseph Rice

Sunday School ---------------------r--------------------10:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship --------------------1 2:00 Noon & 7:00 p.m.
Bible Study ---------------------Tuesday &r Friday----- 7:00 p.rh.

(912) 267-6395 (912) 996-4864 Cell
2705 MLK Blvd., Brunswick, GA 31520

Parnres ChrapelA.Ml.jE. Churrich
2200 Albany Street, P.O. Box 75P. -Brunisw Ick. GA 3 1 5'1
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Chtr Study (Weekly Bible Studv[ ,
M~honday Niglais .. .. .. .: .: .. 7 8:30 p.m
Jomn Us as W'e Stude~ the; ifon/ ofGod and Enrwh Our Soulst
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Faith In Our Communzity

Schedule of~vents and ServiceS

SECOND MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH, 954
Kings Rd., Jacksonville, FL, will celebrate its 159th
CHURCH ANNIVERSARY AND the 23rd
ANNIVERSARY OF THEIR PASTOR, Rev. Dr.
Odell Smith, Jr. November 1, 4, 5, 6 and 8, 2009. at
11:00 a.m. Sunday and 7:30 p.m. on week nights.
Them: "GOD Answers Prayer." The public is cordially
invited to come. .
MURCHISON TEMPLE CHRISTIAN
METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH located at
5817 Catoma Street, Jacksonville, FL 32244 invites the
community to the "50+ Women's Brunch:
Revitalizing Spir~it, Soul &' Body" on Sat., Nov. 7,
2009, 11 a.m. 2 p.m. This event seek's to bring women
together to inspire and motivate them to understand that
it is never too late to fulfill the highest purpose in their
lives. While feasting on a surprising menu of tempting
breakfast and lunch choices we will also have door
prize offerings and opportunities to bid in a silent auc-
tion. Featured guest speaker is Dr. Martha Lue Stewart
of Orlando, FL. An active member of the Women's
Missionary Socibty of which she has also served as
president, Dr. Stewart is currently a Professor in the
Educational Studies Department .at the University of
Central Florida. She has served in several capacities at
the local, state, regional, and national levels for over 40
years in her national public service sorority, Delta
Sigma Theta, Inc. Dr. Stewart, mn her own words, "I
seek to inspire, as I have been inspired." Tickets for the
event are $10 and are available from Pastor Mary
McKinney, (904) 619-8342.
FIRST NEW ZION MISSIONARY BAPTIST
CHURCH located at 4835 Soutel Dr., Jacksonville, is
preparing to celebrate our beloved Pastor with an
Appreciation Banquet. Rev. Dr. James B. Sampson has
been our spiritual leader for the past 24 years, and we
want to praise God for him and show him and his faim-
ily how much we love and appreciate them for all they
do. The banquet will take place on Saturday, October
31, 2009 at 6:00 p.m. at the Zion's Fellowship Hall,
located at 4810 Soutel Dr., Jacksonyille. Our th-eme this
year is "30 Years of Ministering." Tickets ar~e only
$50.00. It would be an honor to have you and your faim-
ily share in this awesome celebration banquet with us.
We are also preparing a very special souvenir message
journal with special salutations, and/or congratulations
to Dr. Sampson, commemorating this momentous occa-
sion. To reserve your banquet tickets) or to place a
message in the souvenir journal you may call (904)
765-3111. Deadline for submitting a message is
October 9th.
NEW BETHLEHEM MISSIONARY BAPTIST
CHURCH'S Pastor and Members will be celebrating
the 90th Church Anniversary on November 8, 2009. It
is our sincere hope that you will help us commemorate
tlus auspicious occasion by purchasing an Ad mn our
Souvenir Book. The cost for the ads range. from $50..00
for a full page ad to $5.00 for a donation hine. Your sup-
port will aide us in our quest to continuously impact the
lives of the persons in our community in a very power--
ful and positive way. Thank you in advance for you
generosity. The church is located at 1824 Prospect St.,
mn Jacksonville. For more information, call (904) 76i4-
5727. Bishop IEric A. Lee, Pastor.
ST. GABRIEL'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH cordially
invites you -to celebrate with us at our annual Family
arid Friends Day. The Heavenly Angels Youth choir will -
be performing and The H. Alvin Green Memorial
Alumni Chorale will be featured. These two dynamic
choirs will be under the direction of Ms. Patricia Black.
Come out and enjoy an evening of praise and worship,
'and help us celebrate Family and Friends Day. The pro-
gram will start promptly at 5:00 p.m. on November 15,
2009. The church is located at 5235 Moncrief Road,
West, Jacksoilville. For more information, call (904)
765-0964.
TABERNACLE OF THE TEMPLES FELLOW-
SHIP INC., will be having our annual deliverance con-
ference. The public is invited to attend. The dates are


November 6th and 8th. Services start nightly at 7:00
p.m. and Sunday Morning at 10:30 a.m. This year our
guest speaker is Apostle Ivory Hopkmns from Delaware.
The church is located at 4100 Beverly Ave., Northside.
For more information call (904) 765-4123.
"HOW TO SURVIVE AND GROW IN THIS
ECONOMY.BY BIBLICAL PRINCIPLES" build
your business on.a solid foundation that will not fail.
Learn firsthand from the founder of WISE- COUNSEL
how to survive the recession and prosper mentally, spir-
itually or financially knowing God's plan for you in
business or ministry. Who would attend? Entrepreneurs,
Executives, New Business start ups and Ministry
Leaders. This event will be Thursday, November 19th
from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.rn. It is free and open to the
public. Beaver Street Enterprise Center is located at
1225 West Beaver St., in Jacksonville, FL 32204. A
reservation is required. Contact Angelia Redding at
(904) 265-47 02 or email to reddinga@bscenter. net
FIRST CHURCH OF PALM COAST Plan to attend
a banquet and worship service, celebrating the 17th
Anniversary of the Rev. Gillard S. Glover and First
Church of Palm Coast. Guests will be hitting the red
carpet at the Palm Coast Hilton Garden & Inn on
Saturday, November 7th, at 5 p.m., in fine dining, enter-
tainment, and awards that the Oscars will envy. A reser-
vation is $50 per person. The celebration continues with
guest speaker Bishop Derek T. Triplett for the service
on Sunday, November 8, 5 p.m., at First Church. Bishop
Triplett is founding senior pastor of Hope Fellowship
Church in Daytona Beach. He spreads the good news in
a powerfully profound manner. In addition to speaking,
preaching, teaching, and writing, Bishop Triplett is an
extraordinary songwriter. He's a featured speaker for
The Word Network and Trinity Broadcasting Network
(TBN). He serves Daytona Beach in various~ civic, eco-
nomic, youth, and educational initiatives. First Church
of Palm Coast, at 91 Old Kings Road North, can be
reached at (386) 446-5759.


K. ANTHONY ADKINS
Pastor Lecturer Public Relations
SPolitical Consultant
113 Village Creek Way
St. Simort Island, GA 31522
'412-222-9655 Cell 912-634-5895 Home
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October 25, 2009.
DANTIELS, Earley J., Sr.,
died October 20, 2009.
FLOYD, Linda died
October 22, 2009.
GAULDIN, LatreciB R.,
42, died October 19,
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HOLDEN, John died
October 27, 2009.
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The past and present residents from the College
Gardens Community convened at the Deercreek
Country Club to celebrate, ruminate and just have lots
of fun!
Attending the Reunion were: Ronald Backmen,
James and Latrice ,Bell, Jacquelyn Brown,
Raymond and Jackie Armstead Coleman, Cora
Rooms, Sandra Cruse, Judge Brian and Tanya
Davis, Tommie & Rosie Oatis. Davis, Donnell,
Fin~ella & 'Donald Dunlap, Anethette Singleton
Durham, Shirley Gilliard Ford,- Bonita Ford, Leon
and Brenda Ford, Mir. & Mrs. Grimes & Tirrinne,
Jarrell Harris, Leon and Renee Austin Harris,
Annette Hill, Jerome Hill, Amos' & Katherine Hill,
Mr. and Mrs. Ronnie Hooker, Donna Norma
Jack~son Patricia, Richard & Sherrie Jackson-
Melntyre, Adel L~evenberry, Afeta Love, Andrew
Lovett, Jr., Sh~ellye. Mallory-Hamilton, Leandrew &
Brenda (Roberts), Mills, Orrin & Patricia Mitchell,
\'erona Mlitchell, Gabriel & Erin Mulkey, Gary &
Spouse Norman, George Norman, Mat~i- Ester
Norman, Jake Olds, Doris Parsons, Percy II, M~yra
& Leah Parsons, Deborah Parsons, Cynthia Purdy,
Karen (Net) & Walter Purdy, Joseph Roberts,
Joseph Ernest: Roberts,: Roxwell &' Priscilla
Robinson, Karen Roziers, Brenda Scantling,
Brenda Simmons, Brenda (Williams) & Lyn
Bridges Simpkins, Kathy Surcey, Renee, Mr. &
Mrs. ~William Surcey, Lenwood Taylor, Bobby &
Bernice Watson, Rossie Wells, Ronald & Karen
White, Roy & Denise Mathews-Gale Wilson, and
George and Dottye (Parsons) Young.
'"Playing Kickball, Hide and Go Seek, Skating and
Riding Bicycles at Christmas, Walking to S.P.
Livingston Elementary and James Weldon Johnson
Junior High School, along with stopping by the corner
store for honey drippers, grape sodas and peanuts to
put in the soda bottle;, does this sound idyllic?
Do I have a selective memory? You would not
have thought so when there was a chorus of fond/
agreement among the people comprising the audience/
of College Garden residents at the recent and first ever/
reuniolopcf neighbors. We collectively agreed thatthr
aren'10any people vh~o have an affinity for their nih
borhood as do' the residents and former residents of
College Gardens, .o'ne of -the early subdivisionsfo
African A~mericans in Jacksonville built after World
War II.
The humble and hard working adults in this com-
mnunity raised their families during a time whenth
home, the church and the school were uinbreakable
units that nurtured children and raised them to love
God, respect thie family unit and prepare to mk
w~holdSome: contributions to the community at large.
There werer codes .spoken and unspoken' that con-
firmed that education was a right and a privileges
that belief in a higher power was first nature. Many of
the children of College Gardens stayed rightc here in
Jackson ille and are stri~vitig or have reached thetp
of our game in whatever our profession. We are isil
ing the same v~alues in our children and grandchildrn
The reunion was planned not only as a celerto
but as an opportunity to highlight College Garden/
patriarchs and matriarchs and honor the foundation
they established and nurtured. In the words of Pamaela
Winston-Conoly, "We are truly a village!" Excerptsl
from the occasion by Dr.: Brenda Robinlson/
Simmons."
The program for the Neighborhood Reunionl
included: Master ~of Ceremonies-Joseph Erestj
Roberts; Welcome and Occasion- Dr. Brenda
Robinson Simmons; Prayer-Deacon Jerome Hill;j
Icebreaker(Street Roll Call- Brenda Roberts 'Mills;
Memorial (Tribute to our deceased family)-Karen
Purdy Buckman and Karen Winston-Roziers;l
Salute to Patriarchs and Matriarch- Pamela Winston-i
Conoly; Music Presentation-Jarrell Harris; College(
Gardens History-Shirley Ford-Gilliard and Bonital
Ford; Solo-Erin Mulkey; Closing Prayer for Part I ofl
the program-Deacon James 'Bubba' Bell.
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COLLECTION PRACTICES

Thsarticle deals with CONSUMER PROTECTION as it relates to collection of consumer debts.

From time to time many of us are contacted by bill collectors. While a collector has a right to collect a
detthat is justly owed, they also have an obligation to conduct themselves in a professional manner and treat the
pole with whom they deal with dignity and reSpect. Florida law deals with this subject and outlines certain con-
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1. No person shall simulate in any manner a law enforcement officer or a representative of anly governmen-
tlagency.
2.No person shall use or threaten force or violence.
3.No persort shall tell a debtor who disputes a consumer debt that he or any person employing him will dis
close to another person, either orally or in writing, directly or indirectly, information affecting the debtor's repu-
tton as far as his credit is concerned, without also informing the debtor that the existence of the dispute will also
disclosed.
4.No person shall communicate or threaten to communicate with a debtor's employer prior to obtaining a
fnljudgment against the debtor.
5. No person shall disclose to a person other than the debtor or his family information affecting the debtor's
rptton.
6.No person shall disclose information concerning the existence of a debt known to be reasonably disput-
edbjr the debtor without disclosing that the debt is disputed.
7.No person shall willfully communicate with the debtor or any member of his family with such freqluen-
cyas can reasonably be expected to harass the debtor or his family or willfully engage in other conduct which ca
raoaly be expected to abuse or harass the debtor or any member of his family.
8. No person shall use profane, obscene, vulgar~or willfully abusive language in communicating with te
detror any member of his family.
9. No person shall claim, attempt or threaten to enforce a debt when such person knows that the debt isno
legitimate or assert the existence of some other legal right when such person knows that the right does not exist.
10. No person shall use a communication which simulates in any manner, legal or judicial process, orwhc
gies the appearance of being authorized, issued or approved, by a governmental agency or attorney at lawwhn
infact, it is not.
11. No person shall communicate with a debtor under the guise of an attorney by using the stationary of a
atorney or forms or instruments which only attorney are authorized to prepare.
12. No person shall orally communicate with a debtor in such a manner as to give the false impression o
apernethat such person is associated with an attorney when, in fact, he is not.
13. No person shall advertise or threaten to advertise for sale any debt as a means to enforce payment excp
udrcourt order or when acting as an assignee for the benefit of a creditor.
14. No person shall publish or post, threaten to publish or post, or cause to be published or posted before te
geirlpublic individual names or any list of names of debtors, commonly known as a "deadbeat list" for the pur-
poeof enforcing or attempting to enforce collection of consumer debts.
15. No person shall refuse to provide adequate identification of himself or his employer or other entity wt
whom he represents when requested to do. so by a debtor from whom he is collecting or attempting to collect
consumer debt.
16. No person shall mail or communicate to a debtor in any envelope or postcard with words typewrittenor
printed on the outside of the envelope or postcard calculated to embarrass the debtor. An example of this would
be an envelope addressed to "Deadbeat John Doe."
17. No person shall communicate with the debtor between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m. in e
debtor's time zone without the prior consent of the debtor.

Any person who violates this section of law can be subject to a lawsuit. In such a lawsuit the remedies available
to the debtor can include money damages, as well as attorneys' fees.

This article is submitted by Burney Bivens, Esq., LFD of the law firm Bivens, Jones & Associates and Aaron and Burney Bivens FuneralHoe
During the next several months a series of articles will appear regarding legal issues and funeral service related issues. Mr. Bivens has practiced lw
in North Flprida for 27 years and has provided legal representation to the funeral service industry for more than 25 years and is also a licensed funer-
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Florida State Statute 790.06 for Application to Lawfully Carry a Concealed Weapon.
1 Hour Course, $35.00 by A~ppt. in Callahan, Nassau County, FL. Call Gary Belson
(904)491-8358 for information.
THE DOdGLAS ANDERSON ALUMNI ASSOCIATION is celebrating the
50th Anniversary of the first. graduating class of 1.959. An applicatibn has been filed
with the Florida Heritage Commission and the Florida Department of State to desig-
nate and name Douglas Anderson High School as a Florida Heritage Site. The appli-
cation has been endorsed by the Duval County School B5oard and is pending approval.
Once approved, a permanent marker containing the Sear of Florida and a brief histo-
ry of Douglas Anderson will be erected on the current campus of Douglas Anderson
School of the Arts. 'Our first objective is to communicate to and rally the silpport of all
Douglas Anderson students, supporting fsimilies and friends, pastors and tie~ir church
congregations, to join us in celebrating this historic legacy. Our second objective is to
create two student scholarphips: *The Nathaniel S. Washington Scholarship Fupd for
Education or The M~inistry.: *~The Sadie Jeffers Memorial Scholarship for Muiiic. If
you have~ any questions, please contact me at (904) 744-0387 or (904) 318-8957 or
Elected Of f icer for D.A. Alumni Associati~on.
VETERANS DAY, November 11', 2009, all of the nearly 2,000 Applebee's
Neighborhood Grill & Bar restaurants will honor U.S. veterans and active duty
military with a friee meal.' All guest$ with proof of current or former U.S. m~ili-
tary service will enjoy a free entr~e from a selection of six signature favorites.
This special offer willbe available lunchtime through the dinner'hours fdr dine-
in guests at all ~Applebee's restaurants, nationwide. For complete details visit
www. applebees ;com/vetsday.
THE WILLIE GARY CLASSIC -Presents thd 7th Annual Willie Gary Clasaic
College Fair at Raines High School on Saturday, November 14, 2009 from 11am
3 pm. Admission is free. College recruiters will represent their schools and
answer student inquiries. Workshops will include: preparing for college, writing
the college essay, and obtaining funds for college. Students should come'~pre-
pared with three ti-anscripts in hand. Following the college fair, Edward Waters
College will play the Univerrsity of New Orleans at. 4 pm at the Williamn Raies
High School Stadium. Tickets for the game are $5 for Students (with ID) andh $10
for Adults. The Willie 'Garyr Football Classic is more than a game; it is about the
game of life. The organisation is dedicated to helping close the~ed~ucation gap,
empowering students with tools, resources, and inspiration to seek a higher edu-
cation. Fot' more information, please visit www~williegaryfootbal:lclassidlcom.
DURKEEVILLE HISTORICAL SOCIETY,. located at 1293 W. 19th St., in
Jacksonville, is having a Fish Fry /.Book Sale Fu~ndraisei, Saturday,. October 31st
from 11 a~im. to 3 p.m. The Center will be open for tours during this time. For
moie information or directions, please call (904) 598-9567.
DO YOU KNOW THE ABCs OF DIABETES AND EYE IIEALTH?
EyeCare America works to Protect Seniors with Diabetes from Vision Loss dur-
ing November's Diabetes Awareness' Month with FREE Eye Exams. November
is Diabetes Awareness Month and during this month-long health observance
EyeCare Amierica is asking Americans with diabetes to know the ABCs of dia-
betes and eye health.
A Alert your Eye M.D. if you have been diagnosed with diabetes;
B Be sure to have your eyes examined regularly; and
C Call 1-800-272-EYES (3937), if you are 65 oi- older and without an ophthal-
inologist, to see if you ~qualify for a no-cost dilated eye exam through EyeCare
America's Diabetes EyeCare Program. By following these simple steps EyeCare
America hopes to help protect seniors fi~om preventable vision loss caused by
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Get involved in physical activ-
ities that will Btimulate you.
Take a look at investment
o~Pportnwities You're best to
channel your eneig.1 lnto
workr. Don't push )oulr mate
3~awa Your Iiluck day this
wekwill be Moniday.


CA-NCER
Double-check .before you go
out. You will` both have to
bend if you want this union to
work. Take advantage of your
attributes and lure the mate of
your choice. Go on business
trips if at all possible. Your
lucky day this week will be
Saturday.

.'. LIBRA

Don't expect anyone else to
pay ~your bills for you.
Involvement isl fitness clubs
will be colducive to engaging
Roman `tic connections.
Relationships will form ifyou
g out find do thin s that you
en o. You can make new
connections through friends
or relatives.

. I CAPRICORN
If they don't like the plan,
suggest that they con tribute a
little. Be aware of ariy emo-
tionlal deception. Do not sign
legal contracts or documents
this week. Arguments with
employers or colleagues will
be to your detriment.
Disharmony in your relation-
ship may cause minor ail-
ments


If you can't get awjay, make
plans to do something special
with friends or relatives. You
may find yourself in an emo-
tional fix if you interfere in
other people's problems.
Exercise discipline when it
comes to controlling bad
habits. Changes will not be
easy for the youngsters
involved.

(dI LEO
Business and emotional part-
nerships will run smoothly Be
an observer before getting
involved. You are, best not to
confront situations that deal
with in-laws, or relatives. You
will be able to catch up on
overdue paper~ work. Your
lucky day this week will be
Wednesday.

SCORPIO
Don't beat around the bush;
state your case in plain and sim-
ple terms. Partnerships could
prve to be lucrative. You can
dazzle merhbers of the opposite
sex with your. quick wit and
aggressive charm. Your fanuly
my be feeling neglected and
unoed. Your lucky day this
wekwill be Thursday.

AQUARIUS
Yoau can make a serious
attempt at quitmng those ~bad
h~abits that yLiu've jic~ked iup.
over th~e years. Take timed to
deal with the concerns ofchil-
dren You might find added
popularity wlth those around
y.ou this wetek. Don't get talked
mnto get rich quick schemles.


October is Domestic ~Violence

Awareness Mosnth


DISPUTE OVER CELL PHONE


A Police officer responded to a domestic battery call in Jacksonville, Duval
County, Florida. Upon arrival, Police was met by the victim, Ms. Miller who stated
that her child's father, Mr. Hills punched her in the face several times. The victim
stated that she was inside her residence last night around 2100 when she and the wit-
ness heard a knock on the window and then a knock at the door. As the victim
opened the door, the suspect walked inside and refused to leave. The suspect broke
the victim's cell phone to keep her from calling the police but the victim advised to
the witness that she had the situation under control. The victim's phone is'valued at
$125.00. The witness left the residence for work and` the suspect remained inside.
The witness returned to the residence along with two of the victim's male friends.
The suspect punched the victim in the face four times with a closed fist because he
did not approve of her guests. The witness called the police when the violence erupt-
ed. Officer observed a swollen bruise on the cheek of the victim's face and arrested
the suspect.


MAtN VANDALIZES BUS WrINDSHIEL;D


Officer was dispatched to a criminal mischief complaint involving a
school bus. Upon arrival, he made contact with victim #2, Ms. Jackson, also
the school bus driver. Ms. Jackson works for victim #1. Ms. Jackson stated
that while traveling North on Riverplace Blvd, she observed the listed suls-
pect walking on the sidewalk in the same direction. Just before passing the
suspect threw the listed property (rock) at the front windshield causing sub-
stantial damage. The impact caused glass particles to spray the driver and
travel half the distance of the bus, reaching some of the children present on
the bus; no injuries were reported.
She instantly pulled into the complex of 1401 Riverplace Blvd and
began blowing the horn. She provided the physical and clothing description
of the suspect and pointed to the suspect who was running through the walk-
way of The Strand Apartments and the Peninsula Condo's. Witness #1,
observed the suspect and began following him, never losing site as the sus-
pect went across the Main St. bridge.
Officer arrived on scene and the victim advised him of the suspects
clothing description. She stated that the suspect was a b/m, with dreads
wearing a brown hoodie. Officer advised another Officer to Zone 1, where
the witness was still following the suspect. Officer #2 arrived at Bay and Main
St and took the suspect in custody. Witness confirmed with the officer that
was the suspect that he had followed.
SOfficer read the suspect his rights and he denied any involvement and
refused to comment. Subsequent to the investigation, the suspect was
arrested and transported to PTDF

81N1 Flu Information
Th~e Filoida: Department of H-ealtif s toll-free number 877FLAF`LU 1 (877 352 3 58 1) is available
seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. The myflusafety.com Web site will be the official State o
Florida Web site for residents to obtain information.' Additional information is also available
through the Duval County Hlealth Department.


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PleasureC tripj \*.III promote[L
new romantic encounters.
Think twice before eating
spicy foods; you may have
problenis with your stomach.
Your lover will be extremely
sensitive and now will not be a
good tinue to make changes
that they won't like. Don't play
on your partner's emotions.

VIRG;O
You will be subject to pushy indi-
viduals if you get involved in
uncertain organizations. Your
co petitive nature will enable
you to wmn any contest you enter.
Partners may try to argue with
you; however, you must stand
ydur ground. You need activity.

SAGITTARIUS
Enjoy taking courses or lectur-
ing others. You can look into
new\ Jobs but don't count .on
getting help from someone
whbo may; harv promised you
rssistance. Put owxr thoughts
onpaper ~sir'r ieyt
drop by and chances are, they
may7 even star a little longer
than you wsant them to


!~ifiPISCES
You need to fulfill your needs
and pre sent your talents. You
are best to ask questions if
you aren't certain about issues
that are confronting you.
Debates will stifle passion
and result in estrangement.
Take time to talk things over.
Travel for business or~ pleas-
ure.


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Your W~eelkly

HO1~RO;SCOPE
October 24, 2009 October 31, 2009


From Actual Police Reports

Did You Hear About?,...


DISPUTE OVER CAR ~KEYS

Police Officer responded to a call of
dispute at S. Kusaie Dr. When he arrived he
:~observed a female walking in the front yard.
FL j~;Z"He also observed a green Cadillac with a
shattered windshield and scuff marks on the
side and rear windows. He contacted the
female, suspect and victim, Isa! She stated
that her boyfriend, suspect~ and victim Art,
`attacked her. Isa said she has been living with
IsArt for four months and has been sexually
Active with him during that time. Isa stated
that she was sitting in the living room speak--
mng with, witness Fefe; when Art came into
the room and got into her face. Isa said Art
went into her pockets and took her cigarettes.
OFFIC Isa stated Art was looking for his car keys so
she went outside and Art followed her. She
4 said that Art attacked her outside punching
~ her in the face several times and dragging her
to the edge of the` yard. Officer did observe
that Isa had a laceration to the left and night side of her face and the inside portion of
her bottom lip. Isa said when Art came at her she became scared and didn't know
what to do so she threw a bnick at him. Isa stated Art wias standing close to the veht-
cle and wheft he blocked the brick from hitting him the brick hit the vehicle wind-
shield. Isa told the officer that the brick hit the windshield one time. He observed that
the windshield had been struck at least twice with an object.' Isa stated that she did
attempt to break the side and rear windows of the vehicle with a brick. Officer also
spoke with Art who told him that he did take Isa's cigarettes in an attempt to find his
car keys. Art stated that Isa became upset and left the residence and when he went
outside he observed Isa breaking tlie windshield. Art said: that when Isa noticed him
at the door she threw the brick at him. Art stated he blocked the brick with his left
hand. Police observed that Arthur had lacerations to his left hand. Art stated at that
point he had to defend himself and got into a fight with Isa.Witness Ray stated that
Isa became upset when Art took the cigarettes away from her. Ray said that Isa left
the residence and began to break the windshield of Art's. vehicle with a brick. Ray
stated that Isa did throw the brick a't Art and then Art began to chase her around th'e
vehicle, eventually catching her and assaulting her. Witness Fefe earlier statement
coiifirmed Ray's story stating that Isa was upset because PArt took her cigarettes. Fefe
stated that she did see Isa leave the residence and begin to break the windshield of
the vehicle. Fefe did say she saw Art assault Isa in the front yard.

HIT A1ND RUN

Officer was dispatched to Rogero Rd and Commerce St in response to a hit
and run accident. Upon arrival he met with witness 2 who advised that the suspect
(Fred) ran the stop sign on Commerce St and hit her while she was travelling in her
vehicle Southbound on Rogero Rd. Witness 1 advised she saw the suspect run the
stop sign as well. Witness 1 stated that the suspect then left the scene. Officer arrived
on the scene and began to canvass for the suspect vehicle. The suspect vehicle was
quickly located on Brandemere Rd S. -Officer then located the suspect about 5 min-
utes after the call was received, walking in the road at King Arthur Rd. Officer had
been notified by several neighbors about the description of the person seen getting
out of the suspect vehicle and the suspects clothing matched this description. Officer
advised that the suspect stated that he was disoriented and that he had been driving
the suspect vehicle. The suspect was idelitified by the two witnesses as the driver of
the suspect vehicle. Officer also located the keys, to the suspect's vehicle in the sus-
pect's fr-ont left jean pocket. The keys were turned into the property room. Officer 2
completed an NOIR and towed the vehicle after speaking with the parent of the
owner of the vehicle. The suspect was placed in the back seat of police car. There
was a strong odor of alcoholic beverage emanating from the suspect. The suspect
post Miranda advised that around 1030 he had consumed two beers. The suspect's
speech was slurred slightly and his eyes were red. The suspect went to sleep in the
back seat and was hard to wake. When the suspect was placed mn the back seat he
went to sleep. The suspect was very hard to wake to answer questions and appeared
very disoriented when he opened his eyes. The suspect was not given the field sobri-
ety exercises due to being a threat to himself mn his current condition and for being a
flight risk after attempting to flee from the traffic accident. The suspect's drivers
license was suspended for the prior items. The suspect was arrested and transported
to the PTOF where a breathalyzer test was conducted.
refused to comment. Subsequent to the investigation, the suspect was
arrested and transported to PTDF

VIOLENCE BETWEEN COWrORKEPS

Officer was dispatched to a simple battery case. On arrival he met both par-
ties that were involved. Mr. L stated that he is one of the owners of the business. Mr.
Y handles the payroll for the business and had come to the building to pick up the
paperwork. Mr. L has apparently been involved in a dispute with his business part-
ner over unknown issues before. Mr. L decided that he did not want Mr. Y to leave
the business with the payroll paperwork. Mr. Y called the owner of the bilsiness, Mr.
K, who advised him to leave with the paperwork. Mr. L stated that he blocked Mr. Y
from leaving the business but did not touch him. Mr. Y stated that he was pushed Iby
Mr. L and he "punched" him once on the face in self defense. I observed that Mr. L
had a swollen nose. Mr. Y had no visible' injuries. Mr. L stated that he did not touch
him and that Mr. Y punched him for no reason. There were no witnesses. Mr. L stat-
ed that he would wait until speaking to his lawyer to see about getting a police report.
Mr. Y stated that he did not want to press charges at that time. Mr. L changed his
mind stated that he needed a police report so he could sue Mr. Y for damages.. Mr. Y
in turn stated he would press charges as well. Both were issued SAO cards due to it
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SPCL-L TO THE .
FLRIDA STAR
SLast year at around this
tmthe Jacksonville
Jaguars were something of
a mystery team. Tabbed for
bgthings following their
plyff campaign of '1007,
JakDel Rio and~ company
sputtered out of the gate a
bit at 3-3, but coming off a
nice win at theni-AFC West-
leading Denver, it was
thought that the ai~row was
hinting upward for
Jacksonville.
But instead of keeping
its 'foot on the gaS,
Jackisonville, crashed the
bsinto a tree. Instead of
gtting over .500 in a home
gae in Cleveland, the Jags
wee23-17 losers to the
thntwo-win Browns, and
compondedthe misery by
hnigthe Bengals their
frtwin of the year the
netweek.
When all was said and
oethe Jaguars lost eight
oftheir final 10 games for a
supiig5-11, last-place

The point is~ that this is
a cossroads that Del Rio
and company ~have seen
be~fore.
ALt 3-3 com~in7g off their
bye, the Jags havet alter-
nately been good (a road
wnat Houiston, a bome tri-
umhvs. Tennessee), avful
(a listless home-opening
loss to the Cardinals, a 41-0


TEFLORIDA STAR
GRANT HONORED AS MEAC DEFEN-
SIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Defensive back Avery Grant has been named
teMid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) P
Defensive Player of the Week.
Grant helped lead DSU to its fif-st home vic-
toyof the 2009 season, registering seven total
takes and recording his first-career intercep-
ton versus the Morgan State Bears on Saturday.
Te Brooklyn, N.Y., native picked off a pass by
Carlton Jackson late in the fourth quarter and
reundit 15 yards for a touchdown to seal the
Hornets victory. One of the top tacklers on the
squad, Grant's seven tackles on Saturday,. tied ~_.
hsseason high and improved his 2009 total to
35tac les.
For the second time this season, junior place- ADdaw re State bd fn ied ta
kicker Kemar Scarlett. of Morgan State Mid Eastern tletic Conference
University was selected as the MEAC Special Dfnsv lyrote~R
Teams Player of the Week.
Curtis Pulley of Florida A&M was, selected as Offensive Player of the Week,
wie Avery Grant of Delawar~e State was selected as the MEAC Defensive Playe
of the Week. Dontavious Payne of North Carolina A&T earned Rookie' of the We
honors while~ Florida A&M's Robert Okeafor eitmed Offensive Lineman ofth
Wekaccolades, respectively.
Scarlett (K, 6-0, 180, Jr., Temple Hills, Md.) was one of the highlights for the
,Bears in the loss to the Hornets. The junior connected on both of, his ~field ga
attenipts including a 44-yarder and a MEAC record tying 55-yard boot in team's dis-
appointing defeat. His kick tied the previous MEAC record held by: formerMS
kcker K.C. Vasquez (1998).
Scarlett's Special Teams Player of the Week selection marks the second ofth
season and he currently ranks T-No. 3 in field goals (5-7 FG), including makes fo
41, 42 48 ad 55 yads b

BAERS IS SWAC OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Prairie View A&M running back Donald Babers was selected by the
Southwestern Athletic Conference as its Offensive Player of the Week for his per-
formance against Southern last week.
SThe junipr froni Houston rushed for 111 yards on 20 attempts with one tuh
down along with catching four passes for 63 yards and a touchdown in Prairie
View's 16-14 win over Southern in Baton Rouge, La. Babers scored the first touch-
down of the game on a 49-yard catch-and-run in the first quarter and the last tuh
down via a three-yard scamper with 8:05 left in the fourth quarter.
Babers'-selection marks the fourth consecutive week a member of the Prairie
View A&M football team has nabbed the league's weekly offensive honor.
Quarterback K.J. Black captured the honor three straight weeks from Oct. 5 to Oct.
19.
In addition to Babers, safety Chris Adingupu, Black and kick returned Joe
Fontenot were also recognized by the SWAC with notable performances in the game
against So ern.


By Troy Schulte
Special to THE
FLORIDA STAR
A large and festive

official game in a month's
tiehe ped contribute to a
rter 1 thargic beginning
for Arkansas-Pine Bluff on
S tud y
a ub the end of the
unseasoria ly warm day, a

dnadly 4,e me owin wa
saw last year's homecoming
wn- watched Josh
udreu seteIn h s
Birosu str andsa defe~nseoho d
EdadWaters College to
jutmore than 200 yards of
1offenei 38-12 wi
er th Tg~etsa at Golw n
Lon Stadium.
"Pleased with the day" '
UAPB coach Mon e
Coleman said. "Wasn't
eased at all with thhe wy
wa performed mnthe ist
The Golden Lions (4-2)
bed 1t4h6 after two qua rs
almost even in total offense
ad te w sre f
hatC leeman das ri d os
"bonehead plays"' that
hepedakprevent Ihis taM
ran1 tthe Tieas, argeNAIA
team that fe 1 to 0-8 on the
ses ere was a fumbled
exchange between
Bodeux and fullback T.J.
Shelton on UAPB's second
possion, a fumbled punt
turn by Trey Austin after
Ehe ode riosn had fo cd
and-out in the second quar
trand, for the game, tere
were 12 penalti s for 212
yards.
ClBut what h toked
wose shthapreened fdlow
mng a 28-yarpd pass from
Bodeu d o tight ed
Rmouarea that put te
Golden Lions up 1 -0 early
in the s cond quarter'sfi
career tou hdwn, te sen o
from Bartlett, Tenn., stood
r t he back of th
suth es tend zone an
dunked the ball' over the
crossbar of the goal post.
The animated celebration,


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wvho dashecd in fo~r a 54-
yard touchdown with less
than two minutes to play.
Gaine over, and win streak
over, at two games. '
"They finished the
game and we didn'tt" said
head coach Tony Sparano
following the loss. "That's
been kind of our deal...One
of the things we really
wanted to do in this game
was get this team into th'e
fourth quarter and kind of
get them into a place where


the\ hadn'r be~n. andI
thought that we did that; w
just didn't finish the game.
"We had untimely
penalties, we haddrpe
balls, we had interceptions,
we .had penalties we js
didn't do a good job of exe-
cuting` fourth quarter foot-
ball. That's my 'fault. W
~didn't look like a very goo
football team in the fut
,quarter."


she~llackmg in Seattle), and
somewhere in between (a
narrow loss to the still-
unbe~aten' Colts, an over-
tiine triumph over the win-
less Rams).
SAnd in very much the
same way as in, 2008,
Jacksonville could. be on
the \ erge of travecling a path
oaf~either darkness or light.
The Jags will travel to
Tennessee this week with a
prime chance to complete a
sweep of the winless
Titans, and will next
Sunday lay host to Kansas
City, currently 1-6i.
.Getting out .of the sea-
son's first half at 5-3 will
keep the Jaguars mentioned
as a playoff contender, any-
thing~ less will luive
Jacksonville vying for
attention from a place
somewhere in the NFL's
middle class.
"Yeah, we can make it
into the plqy~offs," Jaguars
linebacker Clint Ingram
told jaguars.com. "It's up to
us to taike the. next 10
gamej head on. We'll see."
Del Rio had a more
measured summary of the
situation.
"We're treadmng water,"
said Del Itio. "We~'ve given
ourselves a chance in our
division. You've seen
glimpses of a good team. It
hasn't been as consistent as
you'd like."
BUCS TURN TO


FREEDMAN TO RUN
OFFENSE
Head coach Raheem
Morris of the winless
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
announced Wednesday that
rookie quartei-back Josh
Freeman will take over the
starting duties,
SThe 17th overall pickc in
this year s draft,. Freeman
made his NFL debut in last
a 35-7 setback to 'the
Patriots in London,
England. .
Freeman was the third
quarterback taken in the
draft behind Detroit's
Matthew Stafford, the top
overall pick, and Mark
Sanchez, who was selected
fifth by the Jets. .
Tampa ~Bay (0-7) has a
bye this week, allowing the
~former standout at Kansas
State additional time to p~re-
pare for his first start
against Green Bay on Nov.

Freeman supplants sec-
ond-year man Josh
Johnson, who made four
starts after veteran Byron
Leftwich started the first
three games of the season.
DOLPHINS TRY
AND REBOUND AFTER
LOSS TO SAINTS
Future opponents of-the
New Orleans Saints should
be warned: Drew Brees
does not need your help.
The Saints offense is
powerful enough, thank


\OU \'ery\ muclh. so t~o
pick-six touchdowns like
the ones Miami quarter-
back Chad Henne and his
.offense gifted to New
Orleans in Sunday's 46-34 .
loss at Land Shark Stadium
were really just a case of '
.making the rich richer.
And to make matters
worse, both of New
Orleans' defensive scoring
plays came at critical june-
tures of the game.. ~
The first came with lit-
tle more than a minute gone
in the second half, with
Miami holding a 24-10
lead. What appeared to be a
well-thrown Henne pass
intended for Ted Ginn Jr.
down the left side bounced.
off of Ginn's hands into the
hands of Dairren Sharper,~
who scampered 42 yards to
paydirt for his NFL- lead-
ing third pick-six~ touch-
down of the year. Instead of
achieving some mfomentuin
and pushing the advantage
back to three scores in their
upset bid, the Dolphins
instead found themselves in
a 24-17 dogfight.
Henne's next intercep-
tion was when Miami (2-4)
officially 'lost the bout.
Down 40-34 after 'the Fins
had held the Saints to a
short field goal at the 3:23
mark, a Henne pass intendi-
ed for Greg Camarillo was
picked off by New Orleans
cornerback Tracy Porter,


The~ Jaguars' Mlaurice Jones Drew' hopes to c'elebrate
against Tennessee as Jacksonville resumes the season
aFter a byle week, (Photo by~ Nancy~ Beecher)


no doubt, drew an unsporlts-
manlike conduct penalty
and, after Carlos Reyes
made the extra point
sparked an impro ptu meet-
mng with Gay andm is coach
on the sidehine.
"He was just being a
head coach," said Gay, who
could snule about it after-
ward. "I told (my team-
mates) I was going to do it.
It's not going to happen
aginoleman, though, was
trying to remind his players
that, at the time, they, still
had a fairly close game to
play.
That was made even
more evident when, after
Edward Waters started at its
own 41-yard line because of
the penalty that was asserted
on the kickoff, a fake pnt
set them up on the UPB
?#-yard line and, after a pass
ntere Hre ell moed t e
ball to the UAPB 2, Tigers
Seanrt scbor t raen oeift
14-6 at halftime.
"I think homecomin
had 4 lot to do with it
Coleman said. "'You want 10
do your best and when you
doe tou be yoouuwdn po
es...I'm not mad at
Remo, but we can't do that
week mn and week out.
What Coleman saw after
a quick reminder of such
thmygs at halftime was more
to his liking. And it started
with one of UAPB's more
im ressive offensive drives
oThse Goden Lions took
over at their own 36 and
went on a 15-play drive that
took 8 minutes, 42 seconds
off the clock and ended with
aigbdo td rn a eu the
rihfrom the 1-yard line to take a odeu
.21-6 lead.
Boudreaux threw just
'one pass on the drive, an
incomplete toss i'n the flat
tD owasnWoo fiu. All 6
yards on t-he drive came on
the ground, with Woordfin
carrinig four times for 19
yar s and Stephen Jones car-
ried six times for 34 yards
before Boudreaux's score.
It was the kind of drive


that Coleman envision
from his offense, one that is
balanced enough to trw
when it needs to but, if it
wants to run 14 times over
15 plays, it has that abili%-
"That's the thingat
we've been accustomedto
when we had a Martell
Mallett and a health
Mickey Dean," Colema
said. "We run the football."
That's not to say
Bouh eaujt tdart fpas du
The transfer from
Sacramento (Calif.) City
College was informed ofhi
first start of the seasonon
Thursday and, though he
admitted to a few Jittes
prior to the game, settled
down in the later quarters.
He finished 6-of-15 for
138 yards and a pair of
touchdowns to go along
with his rushing score. Hs
tamn nWebber started
a screen from the 38-yad
te fe aen oetrn d
ful of defenders to. put
UAPB up 35-6.
Bou ireaux credited a
offensive line thatopnd
holes that allowed the

y~adds an~d% tir o35 hlo4
total offense were a sasn
high;
"The offensive lineha
a great game tonight. Thqy
had a great 'Suhsh,
Bbudreaitx said. hts
good. We've got to carry this
over to the Southern game,(
especially what we did in the
seoAPB also got a defen-
sive touchdown from
Harrell, who scooped up a
Joshua Williams fumble
forced by Robert Mingo and
racl 628 ar~d fotr a sa ed ta
17- oint final quarter for the
Go den Lions. Their scoring
ended with a 47-yard field
goal by Reyes.
The win, however slop-

schedlule an~d it now begins a
stretch of four games in five
weeks, all of' which are
against Southwestern
Athletic Conference
Western Division
Opponents.







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PAGE B-5


Photos by FM Powell
Bednrline-Cook7lnan f~i'l/carrs Hmclrtcom~inlg gamile, atr Munlicipa(l Stadiumlll playedt
Ii'instonr-Salent State Rantsu andll wloul6-10 for th~e s(econdt stra~igh~t timie.


heart. He was dedicated to this institution as well as to the principals of ethical lead-
ership. The abiding desire to carry on his legacy led me to Dr. Fluker's door a few
months ago. Our vision for the MJYF is to edify fundamental values and life skills,
encourage moral commitments and develop the ability to engage in ethical reason
ing -- a mission already articulated by Dr. Robert Franklin, the president of
Morehouse College," said Ms. Edmond.
"The forces of money, power,~ and technology are on a collision course with
the fragile traditions of character, civility and community.
This is dangerous territory," says Dr. Fluker. "Who will train a new generation of
courageous, globally connected, ethically centered leaders. Enter the Leadership
Center at Moreho'use," he added. Dr. Fluker has lead the efforts at the Leadership
Center at Morehouse since ... and had worked closely with Maynard Jackson dur-
ing the early life of The Leadership Center.
Phase I of the partnership between the MJYF and Morehouse will consist of
an assessment of needs and the design of the requisite curriculum. This phase will
further define the participation of students, faculty, and administrators at each part-
ner institution, and will identify the requisite training and funding requirements for
a pilot program and subsequent implementations of the MJYF program.
The deliverable from Phase I will be the pilot program.
The Maynard Jackson Youth Foundation, a Georgia non-profit organization,
was founded by Mayor Maynard Jackson in 199'1 to teach leadership skills to young
people. John Holley, the foundation president and Valerie Jackson, Mayor Jackson's
widow and the Chair of the Board of the Foundation, have been responsible for
many components of the programs including leadership training. In October, 2009,
the MJYF Leadership Academy will begin its 18thi Leadership Academy class of
11Ith grade high school students from Atlanta Public Schools and the first class from
high schools located in South Fulton County. Students are selected by their high
school counselors to participate in the academy for one year.
"The Youth Foundation seeks, to enhance self esteem and pride in accom-
plishment, to support a positive value system and to instill a commitment to ethical
public service for the youth we work with," said Ms. Edmond. "These are the prin-
ciples my father taught those around him to live by and these are the values that we
remain committed to pass on to the students of today. We hope to broaden the reach
of MJYF and bring meaningful programs to the metro Athinta community as a part
of my father's legacy," Ms. Edmond added.
For more information about the Maynard Jackson Youth Foundation, please
call 404-523-5744 or visit us on the web at www.mjyf.org


THE MAYNARD JACKSON YOUTH FOUNDATION &
MOREHOUSE COLLEGE ANNOUNCE PARTNERSHIP TO
TRAIN YOUTH FOR ETHICAL LEADERSHIP


The Al3ainardl Jackson Youi t
Foundanion andl More~house C'ollege l aL il
have announced their partnership to
Amount a campaign to unite ethics and leadership and to train young people to
become leaders with a conscience. Bound together through the legacy of the
Atlanta's first African American Mayor Maynard: Jackson, a Morehouse alumnus,
these two organizations recognize their mutual benefits mn the fields of education,
training, and leadership development and will work together to create an aggressive
ethical leadership curriculum and to dissemmnate such knowledge, on a long term
basis, focusing oil the Atlanta Metropolitan area.
Dr. Walter Earl Fluker, executive director~ of the Leadership Center at
Morehouse, and Brooke Jackson Edmond, CEO and a member of the Board of
Directors of the Maynard JTackson Youth Foundation and Mayor Jackson's daughter,
have been catalysts for this partnership. "My father was a Morehouse man from his


The Star


BETHUN E-COOKMAN WVILDCATS


HOMECOMING 2009












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Center Jacksonville advise parents to be extra cautious to keep
their children safe.
Dr. Jay Schaubjen, director of the Florida/USVI Poison
Information Center Jacksonville, states, "Parents and adults can
decrease the risk of a poisoning by using non-toxic paints and
materials for costume design, by paying close attention to food
labels to prevent food allergies, and being aware of the potential for
malicious contamination and tampering,
Follow these tips below to help ensure a safe Halloween for
everyone: .
- Parents should inspect all treats their children bring home before
any are consumed and immediately discard treats with puncture
holes, tears or signs of re-wrapping.
- Feed children dinner before they go out or bring along your own
candy to give your children to reduce the urge to snack on treats
that-have not been inspected-
- Be extra careful with toddler's goodies. Avoid choking hazards by
allowing treats that are age-appropriate. Be careful with hard
candy, gum, peanuts and toys with small parts.
- Caution children to not chew or bite on glow sticks or glow jew-
elry as these products contain an irritating chemical which may
cause pain if get it in mouth, eyes or throat.
- If using dry ice for decorations, bje aware that direct contact with
the skin, or mouth can cause a frostbite type injury. Wash immedi-
ately with water-
- Wear reflective costumes in the dark or carry a flashlight.
- When in ~doubt, throw it out!
Call the Florida/USVI Poison Information Center-
Jacksonville 24 hours a day at 1-800-222-1222 for information or
advice on Halloween poisoning hazards or in a poisoning emer-
gency. When thle problem is poison, the answer is poison control.

Complete your: degree with Weekend
ClaSSES offered at North Campus and Nassau
COnier!
Do you find it impossible to attend day or evening classes
due to the pressures of work and home? Florida State College at
Jacksonville's weekend courses are the perfect solution! Designed
for the busy student, weekend classes for the spring semester are
being offered at both North Campus and Nassau Center; you can
choose from ~many general education credit courses that lead to
your Associate in Arts degree. Friday and Saturday offerings in
English, math, science, and social science disciplines will jumpstart
your progress in just one semester! WB've grown! So can you!
For a complete schedule of Friday and Saturday courses
offered at North Campus and Friday classes at the Betty P. Cook
Nassau Center (located in Yulee), please access our website at
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and financial aid assistance are readily available. Contact the
North Campus today at 766-6761, or the Nassau Center at 548-
4432 as spring~ registration is now in session.

Learn secrets of Bollywood Dance at Florida State
College danceWORKS FUNdraiser
November 22

"Let your hips shake, wrists twirl and spirits soar to the exot-
it rhythms of authentic Bollywood Dance music as you~ learn the
secrets of this fun new dance craze!" invites Rosemary Fletcher,
professor of Dance at Florida State College at Jacksonville.
She is referring, of course, to the Bollyw\ood FUNdraiser
event being held Sunday, Nov. 22, from 2-3:30 p.m. at Ocean Yoga
in Atlantic Beach to benefit the Florida State College Dance
Program Foundation, danceWORKS. Tickets are $25, the pro-
ceeds from which help support a variety of program needs includ-
ing costumes and guest artist fees.
The company of dancers from Florida State College at
Jacksonville will teach the fundamentals of this lively dance, just as
they were taught by Rujuta Vaidya, famed Bollywood choreogra-
pher for "Slumdog Millionaire," Britney Spears and The 2009
Academy Awards.
"This is such a great opportunity to let loose, have fun, and
learn a dance style that combines ancient moves with modern
music," said Fletcher. "The Bollywood style of dancing is so fun and
highly contagious. At our concert last year, everyone was dancing
in the aisles during our Bollywood piece. Then, we were flooded
with requests to teach this dance style to the community."
The event is open to everyone and no previous dance expe~
rience is necessary. Space is very I~mited, however, so reservations
are encouraged. To make reservations or learn more about the
event, contact Libby Marsh at 904.521.7097 or
libby@dotsdance.com. .
Ocean Yoga is located at 51 Pine Street in Atlantic Beach.


FAMU Receives $2.5 Million for

National Intelligence Research Project













Florida A&NI University President James H. Ammons (left) and Carla Willis, vice presi-
dent for University Relations and executive director, FAMU Foupdation, Inc., (right)
accepts a $2.5 million check from Lenora Peters Gant, Ph.D., National Seniot
Intelligence Service and director of the Intelligence Community Center Academic
Excellence and Program Office, to establish and fund a Center of Academic Excellence
at FAMU.
TALLAHASS~EE, Fla. The Office of the Director of National Intelligence Community
awarded Florida A&M University (FAMU) a $2.5 million grant over five years (2009-
2014) to establish and fund a Center of Academic Excellence. FAMU is now the 22nd
U.S. institution of higher learning to earn such a distinction.
Lenora Peters Gant, Ph.D., National Senior Intelligence Service and director of
the Intelligence Community Center Academic Excellence and Program Office, present-
ed a check to FAMU President James H. Ammons during halftiine of FAMU's home-
coming football game.
Gant, a 1978 graduate of FAMU's School of Business and Industry, said it felt
great to come back to make the presentation.
"We are not responsible for how we find this world when we are born; howev-
er, we are responsible for how we leave the world."
The principal goal of the Center is to encourage faculty-led student research on
national security issues.. The Center will be a multidisciplinary -research, instructional.
and pre-college school outreach unit aimed at increasing the pool of talented young
men and women. It will' focus primarily, though not exclusively, on minorities and
women from which Intelligence Community agencies (consisting of 16 federal execu-
tive departments and agencies) may recruit new employees.
Some examples of U.S. Intelligence Commu~nity departments and- agencies
include: the State Department, Department of De~fe~nse, Department of Energy, and
the Central Intelligence Agency. The Center will conduct a number of programs and
activities whose aim will be to enhance research spearheaded by faculty, but with
FAMU students and precollege students substantively engaged with faculty. Ultimately,
research enhancement efforts will broaden the pool of available researchers and pro-
vide an important window of exposure to students and faculty who will desire to
become a pbart of the intelligence community in'some capacity or other, yet consistent
with the needs of the National Intelligence Community.
.Keith Simmonds, Ph.D., assistant dean~ of the College of Arts arid Sciences and
professor of public administration and political science,~ will serve as principal investi-
gator.
"For the first time in a significant way, we are enabling our minorities and
women to prepare to come to the ~decision-rnaking table where decisions on national
security and international relations. are made," said Simmonds. "We are contributing
to the diversity that this nation seeks and heeds on such a major national matter. -This
grant: really establishes a direct pathway to this very important table."
Gary Paul, Ph.D., associate professor for political science and public adminis-
tration, will serve as co-principal investigator along with co-principal investigator Ren
Moses, Ph.D., associate professor of civil engineering.
Larry Riobinson, Ph.D., professor and vice president for Research, said, "This
awartd shows the tremendous breadth of the talents of faculty and students at FAMU."
Other Center- personnel will include the daily management by a, director who will
serve as the operational liaison between FAMU and the U.S. Intelligence Community
and will be responsible for workings with university officials to achieve the, goals had
objectives of the Center. Le~ttdership will be provided to develop strategic partnerships
with the Intelligence Community agencies such as the Department of State,
Department of Defense, and other public and private organizations in order to facilitate
the .preparation 'of students for professional careers in tthe U.S. Intelligence
Community.


DOCTOR GIVES AWAY FREE COMPUTER TO
LOCAL -CH-ILD


Jacksonville, FL.' Periodontist, Dr. Gary Perlman is giving .away a free
Computer to a local youngster that does a "Good Deed" in his or her community.
Dr. Perlman is holding a "Do A Good Deed Contest" from the beginning of
October, 2009 until the middle of January, 2010. To be eligible the Child must be 18
years or under and write a detailed essay about the "Good Deed" he or she has done
in their surrounding community.
The winner of the "Do a Good Deed Contest" will receive a free computer in
January at Dr. Periman's office (3990 San Jose Park Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32217)
Dr. Periman invites the Media to get children in the area involved in "Doing a
Good Deed" and help give away a brand n~ew computer,
Please ask the young contestants to send their essays to (3990 San Jose Park
Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32217) ATTN:"Do a Good Deed Contest" or call (904) 7'31-
1324.
People helping people have been one of the prominent strengths of our
Country. During these hard economic times, the spirit of giving and helping is need-
ed more than ever.


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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 anid personnel changes during
this period, WVCGL 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, owher and general manager of
WCGLL "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 & FlYA. Vendor space is available
inside the church's atrium.

For more information, call WCGL Radio at 904.766.9955.


OCTOBER 31, 2009


TH~E STAR


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Betty Asque Davis, GRI, CDPE
Agent
Watson Realty Corp
Office: 904 285-6300
Office Fax: 904 285-5330
Office: 904 473-1502
Email BADavis@WatsonRealtyCorp.com


PRESENTS
1104 N Gallant Fox


+ $184,500
4 4 Bedrooms
4 2 Full Baths
4 Master Bath Garden Tub
+ Saddlewood Subdiv
4 kfanch Style
4 Coquina Front
# 1986 SqFt
# Central Cooling A/C
4 Central Heating Heat
9 Electric Source Heat


Lovely, well appointed home with nearly new appliances. Flooring- both tile and carpeting. Formal LR
and DR, Breakfast Nook & Breakfast Bar, Pantry. Firepla e in Family Rm. Custom window treatments,
high ceilings, split bedrooms. Fenced backyard and beautiful patio waiting for a family to enjoy.
Move-in-Ready.


This Infomration Is believed to be accurate but is not warranted.


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