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Publisher: Eric O. Simpson, Feb. 14, 1981-

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Serial Rapist Usually Get

Charges Dropped
Bruce Edward McCray, 24, was arrest-
ed prior to Thanksgiving and there are
many who say they are thankful.
McCray is accused of five sexual
attacks within two weeks beginning
October 1, 2009, with the last one occur-
ring on November 12. Three of the vic-
tims were attacked in the Kenndle Road
area and then taken to other parts of the
city. The women were forced to perform
sex at gun point. One of the victims is 23
Bruce Edward McCray, 24 and eight months pregnant.
All of the events were in the northwest area of Jacksonville.
One of the victims gave a description of McCray's car and with that
information, officers were able to apprehend him. When the officers
tried to pull him over, he did not initially stop and later left his vehicle
on West 38th- Street, forced himself into an apartment, where he was
later arrested.
Ann Dugger of Justice Coalition said that McCray was a habitual
offender. He was arrested in 2006 on a charge of aggravated assault.
The charges were dropped He was also arrested in 2007 for assault and
possession of a fire arm by a convicted felon. Serial Continued A-7
Multiple Murder Arrests Made


Jacksonville Sheriff's Office arrested all of
the above for three murders this year. Deshawn Green 25, was arrested
for the shooting death of Robert Kearney on the Westside. He is also
being charged for the shooting death of Willie Golden. Golden was
killed in a drive by shooting after Brice was able to get his friends,
including Green to join him. Green and Bryant were also charged in the
Golden slaying. Three others were charged with accessory.
Adrian Floyd was shot and killed for fencing items he had stolen from
Durham. Durham was arrested after someone was able to provide JSO
with his tag number one he shot Floyd.


President Has First State Dinner


Unemployment Claims Lowest Forme

in More than a Year Teach

It may not be 'long bad' for the average citizen. As the economy Passe
crashed, 400 richest Americans gain an increase in wealth of $30
Billion. This week, it was reported that unemployment claims were
lower, Americans are spending money and new home sales increased.
This sluggish economy is even harder for black Americans but the .
news is encouraging.
The government also announced that this last quarter of 2009 got off '-
to a good start and the holiday spending should show such.


Lesson Taught With Boy's

Death of Pellet Gun Danger Norma Hull Blao
One of Ja(
S by Cheryl Williams, The Florida and finest educat<
Georgia Star Monday, the
; -Thanksgiving.
Mitchell "D.J." Maxwell Jr., 11, known as one
was shot with a pellet gun at the best as she tau
Waycross, Ga. home of his foot- and drama in
,, ball coach on Friday November Jacksonville's
20, 2009. He was transported to including Rain
Satilla Regional Medical Center, White.
where he died. One of her
dents, Jackie F
Mitchell Maxwell Jr. (DJ), 11 The Ware County Sheriffs Office she fondly
says initially, nobody told rescue drama coach
personnel the 'child had been shot. The Sheriffs office says he was Robe", and h
playing video games with his two friends, and one of the children sions of Edgar
picked up a pellet rifle when it was no longer his tur.te-play,- D.J. Ms. Bland-
pretended to shoot it, he then handed it to the other child. The 12 year Homegoing si
old apparently shot Mitchell in the chest. The children panicked, and be held at
ran into the next room to tell two adults that Maxwell wasn't breath- Church of
ing. Maxwell was taken to the hospital and was pronounced dead November 28
within an hour. Lesson Continued A-7

Georgia Artists Featured Nation Wants the
SHating to Stop
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President Obama and Mrs. Michelle Obama, standing with Indian Prime
Minister, Manmohan Singh and his wife, Gursharan Kaur as the first
State Dinner for the President and First Lady.


As the Obama's hosted their first State Dinner Tuesday, they invited
339 guests. It is reported that the list included a mix of prominent peo-
ple from the Washington, D. C. area and Hollywood as well as promi-
nent people from the Indian community, as well as the president's fami-
ly members and friends.
However, there was a couple that also attended the dinner, who was not
invited even though they are known as "prominent" D. C. area residents.
The couple was able to get into the dinner after going through all of the
security checks, but nobody checked the list to see if their name
appeared. Criminal charges have been filed against the couple.


Artists Vivian Mitchell "(Le Viv)" and Timothy L. Ransom,
"Le"Rav" shown standing by a piece of their work on
display at the Ritz Theatre in Brunswick, Georgia.
Photo by Rob Nixon, Brunswick
Vivian Mitchell has presented her illustrious blues,
greens, reds, and yellows boldy within the universal
garden of colors. Her distinctive painting style is
fully developed. She was introduced to art at a very
young age and is now a resident of coastal Georgia
since 1986. She moved to Brunswick from Ohio.
Timothy Ransom, whose Nom d Brush is
"Le"Rav" is a painter and dreamer. He said his
paintings born of his dreams. He works in acrylic
and collage, combbining agile line with brilliant
color washes. He is a resident of Brunswick,
Georgia and is a self taught artist. He is a winner of
several awards and is committed to sharing his tal-
ent with the world via various exhibits.
His works are also on display at the Ritz Theatre
in Brunswick.


This bill board appears on a privately owned
car lot in Denver, Colorado. The owner of the
car lot has appeared on talk shows stating
that he placed the bill board on his lot and.
personally paid for it because of how he feels,
even though all of the above has been proven
untrue.
He also claims he his not racist even with the
cartoon drawings on the board. Denver citi-
zens are protesting the billboard.

Gospel Rapper

Suspended


After the music site GospelTruth.com
revealed that several gospel artists were
having extramarital affairs, Christian
record label announced that they had sus-
pended rapper Da T.R.U.T.H. whose real
name is Emanual L. Lamber, Jr. because
he had had affairs, the company suspend-
ed him.


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Tomorrow, Thanksgiving
Day, Americans across
the country will sit down
together, count our bless-
ings, and give thanks for
our families and our loved
ones.
American families
reflect the diversity of this
great nation. No two are
exactly alike, but there is
a common thread they
each share.
Our families are bound
together through times of


joy and times of grief.
They shape us, support us,
instill the values that
guide us as individuals,
and make possible all that
we achieve.
So tomorrow, I'll be giv-
ing thanks for my family -
- for all the wisdom, sup-
port, and love they have
brought into my life.
But tomorrow is also a
day to remember those
who cannot sit down to
break bread with those
they love.
The soldier, overseas
holding down a lonely
post and missing his kids.
The sailor who left her
home to serve a higher
calling. The folks who
must spend tomorrow
apart from their families
to work a second job, so
they can keep food on the


Thanksgiving


table or send a child to
school.
We are grateful beyond
words for the service and
hard work of so many
Americans who make our
country great through
their sacrifice. And this
year, we know that far too
many face a daily struggle
that puts the comfort and
security we all deserve
painfully out of reach.
So when we gather
tomorrow, let us also use
the occasion to renew our
commitment to building a
more peaceful and pros-
perous future that every
American family can
enjoy.
It seems like a lifetime
ago that a crowd met on a
frigid February morning
in Springfield, Illinois to
set out on an improbable
course to change our
nation.
In the years since,
Michelle and I have been
blessed with the support
and friendship of the mil-


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The Other Side of Jacksonville
The Florida Star has been asked by some Jacksonville citizens to allow some
views to be presented weekly. We have agreed to do so with the understanding
that the articles written would not promote violence or hate. Let it be known that
the views and opinions expressed are not those of The Florida Star owner or
staff It is being accepted because some writers and readers feel their feelings
and fears are not being heard.

ONCE AGAIN, SOME GET SERVICE AND
OTHERS GET POLICED
SOME GET JUSTICE AND OTHERS GET INJUSTICES


The Sheriff Office fails again. A serial.rapist running around on the Northside,
our women and girls are walking, home alone, in and out of their-houses and JSO
says they did not know they had a serial rapist until last week. Show us one
instance where on the other side of town someone got raped and it was not major
news in the media. Some get service and others get policed. Similar incident
happen last month. One of our female youth was chased by a man who was
naked near Stockton Street. It showed up in the newspaper a week later, why?
It was the same time the little girl in Orange Park turn up missing and shameful-
ly murdered.
Finally, some get justice and others get injustices. We invite citizens of
Jacksonville to join concerned citizens and families in front of the Waffle House
on Airport Road on November 27, 2009 at 10:45 were a White Racist commit-
ted a hate crime but the victim (who is black) is facing 25 to mandatory years in
prison. But this is what you get in Jacksonville as they conduct their search and
destroy mission in the Black Community of Jacksonville. Therefore, we need to
call for hearings of the citizens to compile all of the know injustices they have
been victims to on the other side of Jacksonville. We applaud the crime rate
being down by 11%, but it does not justify building another jail at the expense of
crime being down and arrest rate being up and jails being filled to justify your
long term plan of search and destroy missions against the American of African
descent community. Some get justice and others get injustices, even and 8th
grader can understand that something is wrong.


lions of Americans who
have come together to
form this ongoing move-
ment for change.
You have been there
through victories and set-
backs. You have given of
yourselves beyond meas-
ure. You have enabled all
that we have accom-
plished -- and you have
had the courage to dream
yet bigger dreams for
what we can still achieve.
So in this season of
thanks giving, I want to
take a moment to express
my gratitude to you, and
my anticipation- of the
brighter future we are cre-
ating together.
With warmest wishes for
a happy holiday season
from my family to yours,

President Barack Obama

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Reporters/Photographers: Marsha Phelto, ('arl Davis, Laurence Green, F.
M. Powell, Michael Phelts, Richard McLaughlin, Andrea Franklin,
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Columnists: Ulysses Watkins, Jr., M.D., Ester Davis, Lucius Gantt,
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We are so close.

With the Senate poised to start debating its health care bill next week, there's serious momentum behind passing real
reform.
But as we enter the home stretch, conservatives are reviving their favorite strategy: trying to delay reform until it's
derailed entirely. 1
So on December 8th, we're holding our biggest ever health care day of action, organizing hundreds of "Cost of Delay"
vigils across the country to remind Congress that Americans simply can't afford to wait for health care reform.
As we enter the final weeks of the health care fight, conservatives are determined to derail reform with delays.
But America can't afford to wait for health care reform. So on December 8th, we're organizing "Cost of
Delay" vigils to urge Congress to act.


NOVEMBER 28, 2009


THE STAR















Faith In Our Community

Schedule of Events and Services

WEST ST. MARK MISSIONARY BAPTIST
CHURCH, located at 1435 West State Street is having.
a Winter Concert given by Bro. Willie Nathan, Jr.
Saturday, November 28, 2009 at 4:00 p.m.
12 TRIBES OF ISRAEL coming to NEW FOUN-
TAIN CHAPEL AME CHURCH, located at 737
Jessie St. November 29, 2009 at 3:00 p.m. Rev. Louis
Kirkland, Pastor; Sister Joyce Jackson, Chairperson.
Call (904) 358-2258 for more information.
THE FIRST A.M.E. CHURCH OF PALM COAST -
"The Church Where the Spirit Flows"-The
WOMEN'S MISSIONARY SOCIETY is again spon-
soring a clothing drive Saturday, November 28, 2009
from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Education Building
on 91 N. Old Kings Rd., Palm Coast, FL. The
Thanksgiving Sharing clothing drive will offer: Free
Transportation, Soup and Franks while you look at
Clothes, Food to take home, Clothing for Women, Men,
Children, some Household items will be available. All
are FREE.
Limelight Theatre KidzfACTory and A Classic
Theatre (ACT) present "A Holiday Gift to St.
Augustine" -Limelight Theatre Kidzfactory will per-
form "Do you See What I See" on December 4th, 5th
and 6th. You are invited to enjoy this wacky mini musi-
cal that will have you laughing and singing to your
favorite holiday songs. Enjoy holiday treats at intermis-
sion and then comeback for A Classic Theatre's rendi-
tion of A Child's Christmas in Whales. The second half
of the program is presented by A Classic Theatre (ACT)
and is a true holiday rarity.., a reading of A Child's
Christmas in Wales by Dylan Thomas, one of the greats
of the English language poets. This playful stage read-
ing of Dylan Thomas' renowned lyrical poem will take
audience members of all ages on a journey into the
magical world of a child's imagination. One of the great
pleasures of this work is the musicality of the language
that paints delicious pictures that pop into mind as the
prose bubbles along. Bring the entire family to experi-
ence a time of magic, music and holiday entertain-
ment.Directed by Jean Rahner, the cast includes Robert
Gill, Anne Kraft, Joe Marx, Tom Rahner, and Anne.
Wiegand. Showtime is at 7:30pm on Friday and 2:00pm
on Saturday. Sunday will be the KidzfACTory produc-
tion only at 2:00pm. There are no set ticket prices for,
this Christmas production. Donations appreciated.
FIRST CHURCH OF PALM COAST continues with
their 17-Year Anniversary with guest speaker Bishop
Rudolph McKissick, Jr., senior pastor of Bethel Baptist
Institutional Church in Jacksonville. McKissick will
bring his choir for the celebration. The date is Sunday,
Dec. 13, 5 p.m. Be there at First Church, the pastorate
of the Rev. Gillard S. Glover, at 91 Old Kings Road
North in Palm Coast. The telephone number is (386)
446-5759.
DOWNTOWN HISTORIC CHURCH TOUR -
Downtown Vision, Inc. is pleased to present the third
annual Downtown Historic Church Tour. Mark your
calendar for Saturday, December 5, 2009, from 1-5 p.m.
to tour a century of sanctuaries in one afternoon. Begin
at the Main Library and stroll through the streets of
Downtown with family and friends and explore.
Church staff will be available at each of the ten historic
churches to share the architectural and historical high-
lights on this self-guided tour. While several churches
are within walking distance, trolley service is provided
along the tour route, and is included in the ticket price.
The tour includes: Historic Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church,

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First Baptist Church, First Presbyterian Church, First
United Methodist Church, Immaculate Conception
Catholic Church, Old St. Andrews, St. John's Episcopal
Cathedral, and St. Philip's Episcopal. For more infor-
mation call (904) 451-3344.
BELIEVERS IN CHRIST CHRISTIAN CENTER
will be having a Pastoral Anniversary Celebration hon-
oring Drs. Don and Deborah Bernard for 15 years of
dedicated service to ministry on December 6, 2009 at
5:00 p.m. at the Clarion Hotel and Conference Center,
located at 2101 Dixie Clipper Drive. For more informa-
tion, contact the church office at (904) 908-8858.
Jacksonville and Surrounding Area we cordially
invite you to the 2009 Holy Convocation of The UNIT-
ED CHURCH IN CHRIST, Jacksonville, Florida- Let
this be the year that you south the Lord with all your
heart. All are welcome to help usher in the anointing
and fire of God in this place, gathering the people
together for a solemn assembly; the Lord shall establish
thee a holy people unto himself. Holy Convocation
2009- UNITED CHURCH IN CHRIST 2050 Emerson
Street (on the southside) Jacksonville, Florida --
December 2nd thur 4th, 2009 @ 7:30pm nighty. Bishop
W.A. Andrews Presiding Prelate.
THE 18TH ANNUAL "CAROLS BY CANDLE-
LIGHT" concert at Deermeadows Baptist Church
promises to be a memorable event for you and your
guests. To be presented December 6th and 7th (Sunday
& Monday), 7 p.m. nightly, at 9780 Baymeadows Road,
this year's "Carols by Candlelight: A Celtic Christmas"
theme will feature the outstanding Deermeadows Choir &
Orchestra, as well as guest artists, Ceol Na Tiama.
General admission is free and doors will open at 6:30 p.m.
ST. NICHOLAS BETHEL BAPTIST & BABY-
BOYY PRODUCTIONS presents "The Soulful One" -
Patric Robinson in concert Saturday, December 5th at
2:00 p.m. St Nicholas is located at 2606 San Diego Rd.
Come experience an afternoon of traditional gospel and
songs of inspiration. Patric will use his energy, love of
music, and unwavering vocal styling to stir the emo-
tions with such favorites as: The Lord's Prayer, Joshua
Fit The Battle, Touch The Hem Of His Garment, We'll
Understand It By And By, The Rose, Danny Boy and
more. No ticket sales/Donations only (suggested dona-
tion $10.00). The pastor is Rev. Dr. R. W. Jackson. For
additional information call: (904) 791-9986. Babyboyy
Productions website: patrickbiz.com

Listings are due the Tuesday before the next issue. Email sub-
missions preferred. Send to: info@thefloridastar.com
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DEATH NOTICES


____ ____


BLAND, Mrs. Norma H.,
died November 23, 2009.
CAIN, Curtis died
November 17, 2009.
COTTRELL, Mrs.
Moderia E., died
November 20, 2009.
Alphonso West Mortuary,
Inc.
CRAWFORD, Marjorie
died November 17, 2009.
CROCKER, Jervey died
November 15, 2009.
CUMMINGS, Ms.
Charlie M., died
November 18, 2009.
DAVIS, Arthur died
November 22, 2009.
DREW, Baddie, died
November 18, 2009.
HALL, James died
November 11, 2009.
HARRIS, Mrs. Sallie M.,
died November 20, 2009.
HATTER, Ms. Leslie C.,
died November 18, 2009.
JAMES, Ms. Mattie died
November 20, 2009.
KENDRICKS, Mrs.
Elaine died November
18, 2009. Alphonso West
Mortuary, Inc.


LEE, Caleb, Jr., died
November 21, 2009.
McGOWIAN, Oratious
E., died November 18,
2009.
MENTER, Alvin, 57,
died November 19, 2009.
PETERSON, Moses
Lee, died November 16,
2009.
PORTER, Mr. Willie J.,
70, died November 22,
2009.
RHILES, Sylvania, died
November 22, 2009.
SENIOR, Deborah, died
November 18, 2009.
SIMMONS, Ethel died
November 21, 2009.
SIMS, Ms. Bonnie, 50,
died November 21, 2009.
SMITH, James died
November 17, 2009.
THOMAS, Napoleon,
Sr., died November 18,
2009.
WELLS, Guy, died
November 21, 2009.
YARBROUGH,
Matthew R., 51, died
'November 14, 2009.


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

Historic Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church
Sunday
Worship Service .................................. 10:00 a.m.
Church School .. . . . . .... ........... 8:30 p.m.
Wednesday
"Glory Hour" Bible Study ............. .......... . 10:00 a.m.
"Jehovah Jirah" Bible Study ................... : ..... .. 6:30 p.m.
2nd & 4th Thursday "Young at Heart Ministry ........... 10:00 a.m.
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
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By Betty Asque Davis / Photos by J. Carl


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Twenty Sparkling Years
"Enjoy lburself: It's Later Than You Think"
"Ladies and gentlemen. Welcome to the Jacksonville
Mole's Celebration of"20 Sparkling Years." The Ladies of
the Moles are pleased you are able to join them for this
festi.e evening of dining and dancing!
On No\ember l1th. 198'. twel\e(12) lovely
Jacksonville ladies \\ere inducted into the National organ-
ization of The MOLES and this evening we celebrate that
occasion, stated Renowned Broadway Entertainer Harrm
Burney." He then introduced the Jackson% ille Chapter of
the Noles beginning with the Chapter organizers: Mrs.
Betty Asque Davis, National Financial Secretary, The
MOLES and Mrs. Lydia Dwight Wooden; followed by
the Charter Members: Mesdames J. Pamela Grant-
Adams, Patricia HillnMitchell, and Michelle Davis
Singleton. Mesdames Betty Cody, Barbara Darby,
Tinye Dawkins, Joyce A. Frink, Lois Davis Gibson,
Janice Hice (who was unable to attend due to her hus-
band's illness), Jacquelyne Holmes, Louise Huey, Helen
Jackson, Maryland Macon (alumna member, who was
unable to due to her illness), Gail Cole Mathis, Hilda
Myers, Ruby J. Newman -Anniversary Chairperson,
Josephine Fiveash Porter, Janet Owens, Sharon
Speights Sellers, Sylvia. Skinner Singleton,
Wilhelmenia Speights, Jacqueline Williams and
Madeline Scales-Taylor, the chapter president.
In Mrs. Scales-Taylor's remarks she stated, ...."Our
motto in The MOLES is ... "Enjoy Yourself, It's Later
Than You Think." That's just what we want you to do this
evening. ...
Now let me give you a retrospective of who we are in
the Jacksonville Chapter and how we began.
The Moles were organized in 1928, in Norfolk, VA. In
1986 three friends, Betty Asque Davis, Lydia Dwight
Wooden, arid the late Hortense Williams Gray met and
determined they wanted to form a chapter.of The MOLES
here in Jacksonville. In December of that year, they gath-
ered together a group of like-minded friends and started a
club called the Mystics. Through the gracious sponsorship
and hard work of the Charleston Chapter, and in particular
the tenacity of Mesdames Hazel Stewart and
Wilhelmina Wright, the Jacksonville Chapter was char-
tered on November 18, 1989."
Mrs. Scales-Taylor further stated, "We would not be
celebrating-this day had it not been for your chapter's tire-
less efforts on our behalf. In particular we would like to
thank Hazel Stewart, who is with us this evening, and
Willie Wright, who we know is with us in spirit. Thank
you and thanks to all of the Charleston Moles'" She also
acknowledged and thanked Dr. Penny Perry, The
Charlotte MOLES, who was the National President of The
MOLES at the time the Jacksonville Chapter was induct-
ed. -
After being presented at the 20th Celebration, Dr.
Carolyn Rudd, National President, The MOLES and
member' of The Washington MOLES gave remarks. Dr.
Rudd along with Dr. Perry and the members of The
Charleston MOLES were presented gifts of appreciation.
The Jacksonville Moles remembered fondly .their
deceased. MOLES and Mules: Mesdames Hortense
Brewington, Iva Grant, the charter president, Hortense
Williams Gray, (co-organizer), and Dr. Emma Moran;
Christopher Brewington, Dr. Wilbert Dawkins, Sr. and
Otha Wooden.
The Mules: Charlie Adams (who was unable to
attend), Dr. William Cody, John Darby, James Carl
Davis, Sr., Neil Frink, Ernest Gibson, Alexander Hice
(who was unable to attend due to illness), Mule Wendell
Holmes, Edgar Mathis, Sr., Dr. Orrin Mitchell,
Louis Myers, TC Newman, Robert Porter,
Gregory Owens, Howard Taylor, Henry Sellers,
Mark Singleton, Warner Singleton, Henry
Speights, Jr. (who was unable to attend due to ill-
ness), and Hasting Williams presented pearl
bracelets designed by Jacksonville Moles member
Mrs. Joyce Frink following their MOLES being
serenaded by Harry Burney.
Dinner was served and then there was dancing,
dancing and fun, fun fun!!
"Enjoy Yourself. It's Later Than You Think"


1ne JacKsonville mules: seatea-Josepn JaucLsun, rErnest usuiun,
Dr. Orrin Mitchell, Warner Singleton, J. Carl Davis, Sr., Hastings
Williams, Lt. Col. Robert Porter (Ret.), Mark Singleton, Neil
Frink, Dr. Wendell Holmes, Jr., and John Darby. Standing- TC.
Newman, Gregory Owens, Howard Taylor, Lou Myers, Dr.
William Cody and Edgar L. Mathis, Sr. Photo by Malcolm
Champion


Jacksonville MOLES Charter Member Mrs. Michelle
Davis Singleton, National President, The MOLES, Dr.
Carolyn Rudd, Past National President and Jacksonville
Moles Inducting President Dr. Penny Perry, Charleston
MOLES Charter Member Mrs. Hazel Murray Stewart,
Jacksonville MOLES Co-Organizer Mrs. Lydia Dwight
Wooden, Charlotte MOLES Member Dr. Esther Hill,
.Jacksonville MOLES Co-Organizer Columnist Betty
Asque Davis, Jacksonville MOLES Charter Members
Mesdames Patricia Hill Mitchell and J; Pamela Grant-
Adams. Photo by J. Carl Davis, Sr.


Members of The Jacksonville MOLES: Seated-Mesdames Betty
Asque Davis-Chapter Co-Organizer, Madeline Scales-Taylor-
Chapter President, and Lydia Dwight Wooden. Standing-
Mesdames Jacquelyn Holmes, Janet Garrett Owens, Dr. Barbara
Darby, Betty Codyr. Menia Speights, Tinye Dawkins, Patricia
Hill Mitchell-Charter Member, Louise Huey, J. Pamela Grant-
Adams-Charter Member, Josephine Fiveash-Porter, Michelle
Davis Singleton-Charter Member, Gail Cole Mathis, Ruby
Newman-Anniversary Chairperson, Joyce Adams Frink, M.
Hilda Myers, Jacqueline Williams, Dr. Lois Davis Gibson, Sylvia
Skinner Singleton and Dr. Helen Jackson. Not Shown-
Mesdames Janice Paris Hice and Maryland Macon. Photo by
Malcolm Champion


Mrs. Betty Cody with friends Mesdames
Dr. Geraldine Williams Smith and Gloria
Belton. Photo by Dr. William Cody.


Savannah Moles Member Mrs. Safronia
Ingram with Charleston Moles Member
Dr. DeAnna Cheek Photo by Al Cheeks,
Charleston, SC MOLES
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The Jacksonville Moles Co-Organizers Columnist Betty Asque Jacksonville MOLES Member Mrs.
Davis and Mrs. Lydia Dwight Wooden with members of The Betty Cody with Douglas Johnson and
Charleston Moles-Mesdames DeAnna Cheek, M.D., Juanita Dr. Carolyn Rudd, national President,
LaRoche, Ethel Rutledge, and Hazel Murray Stewart. Photo by The MOLES. Photo by Dr. William
Wayne Davis, Louisville, KY Cody.


Jacksonville MOLES Co-
Organizer Columnist Betty
Asque Davis, Dr. Carolyn The J. Carl Davises, The "
Johnson Joyner and Mrs. Inez Jacksonville MOLES. Photo byAl
Christopher Asque. Photo by Dr. Cheeks, Charleston, SC MOLES
William Cody.

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Central Florida Business Excellence


Heralded During Eagle Award Ceremony


Orlando, FL (11/23/09) -The African American
Chamber of Commerce of Central Florida recently rec-
ognized exceptional business achievement and leader-
ship in diversity during its annual Eagle Award
Ceremony held at Epcot, November 14, 2009.
Central Florida businesses were selected in four
award categories by the Chamber's Board of Governors
and honored during the event. This year's honorees
were: Construct Two Group, a leading minority
owned construction firm, Eagle Award recipient; Jabari
Jackson, Sr., Pure Platinum Enterprises, Inc.,
Entrepreneur of the Year Award recipient; Ace
Applications, LLC, Courtney R. Powell, President,
Emerging Business Award recipient; and The
Orlando Magic, Corporate Recognition of the Year
Award recipient.
"Our annual Eagle Award Ceremony recognizes
dedication to exceptional business delivery and indus-
try expertise," said Dr. Robert M. Spooney, Executive
Director, African American Chamber of Commerce of
Central Florida. "We are pleased to be able to showcase
organizations that are diligent in their determination to
help set the standard for excellence in the Central
Florida African American business community."
The event's title sponsor and host was Walt Disney
World Resort. DoubleTree Resort, Oilando-
International Drive served as platinum sponsor. The
Orlando Magic, Orlando Health, and SunTrust Bank
also served as event sponsors.
About the Chamber
The African American Chamber of Commerce of
Central Florida is an advocate and resource committed
to fostering economic success and empowering Central
Florida businesses through improved corporate sensi-
tivity and business responsibility. For more information
about the Eagle Award Event or the Chamber, visit
them online at www.blackcommerce.org, email them at
inforiblackcomiiercc.org. or all 407.420.4870.


(left to right) Ronald O. Rogers, Chairman, African American Chamber of Commerce of Central Florida; Keith Williams,
President/CEO, Construct Two Group; Deborah Rios-Barnes, Asst. Director Multi-Cultural Marketing, Orlando Magic;
Courtney R. Powell, President, Ace Application, LLC; Jabari Jackson, Sr., CEO, Pure Platinum Enterprises, Inc.; and
Dr. Robert M. Spooney, Executive Director, African American Chamber of Commerce of Central Florida.


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IN THE JUVENILE COURT OF CARROLL COUNTY
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IN THE INTEREST OF:
A.N.C., MINOR CHILD OF
TERESA SIPPLE
DIO/B: 4-25-94
SEX: FEMALE
RACE: WHITE
CASE NO. 09DE00077
NOTICE OF SUMMONS BY PUBLICATION
TO: TERESA SIPPLE NATURAL MOTHER OF A.N.C.
You are hereby notified that the Georgia Department of Human Resources,
acting through the Carroll County Department of Family and Children Services,
has filed the above and foregoing Petition in the Juvenile Court of Carroll County,
Georgia, seeking to Terminate Parental Rights for the minor child named above.
The consequences of the relief requested by the Petitioner are set forth in detail by
the Petition and a copy of that Petition may be obtained at the Clerk of Court's
office in the Carroll County Courthouse or by contacting the attorney for the
Petitioner, who is T. Michael Flinn, 402 Tanner Street, Carrollton, Georgia 30117,
telephone number (770) 832-0300.
You are further notified that this Petition for the Termination of Parental
Rights for the minor child was filed on the 10th day of August, 2009. The Court
signed an Order authorizing service by publication on the 10th day of August,
2009. In the event you wish to contest or oppose the relief sought in this Petition,
you are directed and required to file an Answer with the Clerk of Juvenile Court of
Carroll County, Georgia, within sixty (60) days of the date of the order For Service
By Publication as set forth above.
You are further notified that if you wish to contest or oppose the relief set
forth in the Petition, you are required to be and appear in said Juvenile Court of
Carroll County,166-B Independence Drive, Carrollton, Georgia 30116 on the 20th
day of January, 2010 at 9:00 o'clock A.M. to show cause why the relief of said
Petition should not be granted.
You are further notified that you are entitled to counsel in these proceed-
ings to be held at the place, date and time identified herein and if you are unable,
without undue financial hardship, to employ such counsel, the Court will appoint
counsel to represent you.
SO ORDERED, this 10th day of August, 2009.


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Lesson Continued from A-1
D.J.'s mother Felicia "Michelle" Thomas is absolutely heart broken.
"I can't believe he is gone. I am so proud to be his mother. He never
had any enemies. Everyone had good things to say about him." She
said weeping," Not only was D.J. an honor student who loved sports.
But, most importantly he carried himself saved... D.J at a young age,
acted like a child of God."

D.J. was a student at the Ware County Magnet School that is voted by
the school board to close due to financial challenges. Michelle said,"
The people at the school have been wonderful to us. Especially at this
difficult time, I really want to thank them... I know they are trying to
close down the school. But, the school has been a blessing to all my
children, Richada, Rika, Raven and D.J...He loved his school."

"We just want to thank the public for the outpouring of love and
prayers. It is so hard for us. I thank God that D.J is my son. We miss
him so much and we are trying to understand what happened."

The Ware County Sheriff did not return our phone call; when asked
about details of the police report. An autopsy is being performed to
verify the cause of his death.


WHAT IS PROBATE?
By Burney Bivens, Esq., LFD

PROBATE CREDITORS CLAIMS EXEMPT PROPERTY

A previous article explained that there is a priority for paying claims against an estate and that
certain assets of a decedent may be exempt and set aside from claims of creditors. This article will
address those two issues.
Claims against an estate a paid: in the following order to the extent that assets are available:
Class One. Cost, expenses, administration and compensation of personal representatives and
their attorney's fees, and any other attorney's fees awarded under the probate code.
Class Two. Reasonable funeral, internet and grave marker expenses not to exceed $6,000.00.
Any portion of the funeral expense in excess of $6,000.00 is paid as part of Class Eight.
Class Three. Debts and taxes with preference under funeral law.
Class Four. Reasonable and necessary medical and hospital expenses of the last 60 days of
the last illness of the decedent, including compensation of persons attending a decedent.
Class Five. Family allowance not to exceed $18,000.00.
Class Six. Court ordered child support arrearages.
Class Seven. Debts acquired after death by the continuation of decedent's business activities.
Class Eight. All other claims including, unsecured judgments, and debts incurred during the
decedent's lifetime.
After payment of these claims, then assets may be distributed to the beneficiaries of the dece-
dent. However, certain assets of the decedent are exempt, set aside, or otherwise not available to pay
claims including the following:
A. Homestead property. Homestead is exempt for the estate and set aside from claims of cred-
itors and the only claim attaching to it is mortgages, taxes, and mechanic liens.
B. Household furniture, furnishings and appliances in the decedent's place of abode up to a net
value of $10,000.00.
C. All automobiles held in the decedent's name and regularly used by the decedent or members
of their immediate family as their personal automobile.
D. Prepaid college program contracts.
E. Benefits paid on behalf of the decedent when the decedent is a teacher who died in the line of
duty as a result of an act inflicted upon the teacher where the act was unlawful and intentional.
F. Joint bank accounts. Whether there is a joint account, the money will belong to the survivor
and not to the estate.
G. Life insurance policies, retirement accounts, IRAs, and similar assets where there is a named
beneficiary. In those cases, the asset will be paid to the beneficiary and not to the estate.
As you can see, while the probate code does allow for and establish a priority for payment 'of claims
against the estate, there are certain assets that are not available to pay claims and further, there are cer-
tain steps that a person can take during his life time to minimize the assets that will become available
to pay creditors. Future articles will deal with estate planning, that is designed to better protect ones
assets for the benefit for their heirs and beneficiaries so they are not wasting away or lost to creditors.

This article is submitted by Burney Bivens, Esq., LFD of the law firm Bivens, Jones & Associates and Aaron and Burney Bivens
Funeral Home. During the next several months a series of articles will appear regarding legal issues and funeral service related
issues. Mr Bivens has practiced law in North Florida for 27 years and has provided legal representation to the funeral service
industyfor more than 25 years and is also a licensedfuneral director with his son. For questions on legal issues call the law office
at 904-264-3412. For questions regarding funeral services call Aaron and Burney Bivens Funeral Home at 904-264-1233.



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The firearm charge was dropped, leaving McCray with a jail time of
only sixty days.
In 2007, he was arrested again on suspicion of possessing cocaine
and resisting arrest. For that, he served thirty days on the drug
charge.
In 2008, McCray hit his girlfriend while she was holding her
infant. He pleaded guilty to child abuse and served 140 days in jail.
McCray is a person that most feel should be confined. In the past,
according to reports, his victims have not cooperated in getting him
charged.
He has, in the past, been ordered to have a psychiatric evaluation.


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Weapon. 1 Hour Course, $35.00 by Appt. in Callahan, Nassau County, FL. Call
Gary Belson (904)491-8358 for information. . . *
CHRISTMAS CLASS REUNION SKATE JAM -Ladies and Gentleman, get
ready for the BIGGEST Class Reunion Jacksonville has ever seen. December
27th. Calling Raines, Ribault, Paxon, Jackson, First Coast, Ed White, Lee and
All other schools and All Classes. Prizes will be given to the Classes with the W. 14 A
most Classmates! Make plans to reunite with your Classmates and Friends on
Skates. Call (904) 998-3053 for more information. -
MATTHEW W. GILBERT JR./SR. HIGH SCHOOL ALUMNI, INC. is
proud to announce its 12th Annual New Year's Students/ Teachers GRAND
ALUMNI REUNION. For 11 years Gilbert's Eastside "Mighty Panthers" have
celebrated the graduating class from 1952 to 1970. During the past 11 years we
have honored all 50's classes, now we are honoring the 60's classes beginning
with Class of 1960 for their 50th Year Reunion. There will be a special presen-
tation for Robert "Bob" Hayes, a member of Class of 1960 for his achievements
as the only man to receive two Olympic gold Medals and NFL Super Bowl -
Ring and recently inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame. All alumni, teachers,
attendees and guests are invited to two spectacular events: WELCOME
RECEPTION, Friday, January 8, 2010, 7-12 p.m.; Banquet, Saturday, January
9, 2010 from 6:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. Both events will be held at the Hyatt
Regency River Walk Hotel. Tickets are on sale now, PURCHASE DEADLINE i
is December 27, 2009. NO TICKETS AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE AT n
DOOR. For more information, please contact Class Leaders or Lydia Jackson-
Bell at (904) 305-6185.
THE JACKSONVILLE MASTERWORKS CHORALE invites all to attend
"Masterworks Christmas" at 7:30 p.m. Monday, December 7th at Saint John's
Cathedral in historic downtown Jacksonville. Enjoy an evening of holiday
favorites by Mack Wilberg Z. Randall Strooper, John Rutter, plus the beautiful
Christmas Oratorio by Carmille Saint Soens. The concert will feature ballerina
Olivia Gormendia; Lela LaBarbera, harp; and accompanists Ted Munn and
Corol Calvert. Admittance is a free will offering and will take place to defray
expenses. Saint Johns Cathedral is located at 256 East Church St., downtown
Jacksonville. For further information please call 264-2241-x236.
"INTRODUCTION TO QUICKBOOKS" -Thursday, December 3, 2009
from 11:30 a.m. 1:30 p.m. BEAVER STREET ENTERPRISE CENTER,
located at 1225 Beaver Street in Jacksonville. QuickBooks is a software pro- *
gram that allows you to better run your business. You can track your customers,
vendors and employees, prepare and interpret important financial reports and so
much more! Cost: $15.00. To register, please call (904) 265-4700 or by e-mail:
sgrimes@bsecenter.net.
BEN SOLLEE PEDAL FOR POVERTY -Saturday, December 12, 2009 at
2:30 p.m., Cumberland Sound Ferry /Acoustic Performance, ferry ride out of
St. Marys, GA. This will allow passengers on both Ferandina and St. Marys,
GA sides of our ferry service to reserve tickets aboard this one time perform-
ance / sail with return trips available from both sides. For further information,
please contact Lori Hoerl, Director of Marketing, at 904-491-7617 or via e-mail
at lorbelll@aol.com. Dec 4 -The Soap Box Wilmington, NC; Dec 8 -The Pour
House Charleston, SC; Dec 10 Blowin' Smoke, Savannah, GA; Dec 13 Jack
Rabbits, Jacksonville, FL. For more information, call 904-261-9972.
FIRST WEDNESDAY ART WALK -Celebrate the Season Downtown
Jacksonville with galleries and museums, as well as cultural venues, restaurants
and businesses. Wednesday, December 2, 2009 from 5-9 p.m. Rain or Shine and
it's Free. There will be 18+ Live Music Venues, 13+ Hot Spots Still Open after
9 p.m. Free parking. Some venues close at 8 p.m. Visit
www.downtownjacksonville.org or www.DTJAX.org by mobile phone for
event information.
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STOLEN PISTOL

A dispatch was made to 8072 S Old Kings Rd (Shell Gas) in reference to a
robbery that occurred. Upon arrival, Officer met with the victim. Victim had picked
up her listed firearm this afternoon from the JSO property room as it was recovered
at an abandoned house, Victim had the gun in the passenger door of her vehicle and
it was still in the sealed, unmarked envelope that was given to her this afternoon.
Victim stated she went to the gas station to meet a friend of hers she knows as Mike
Brown. Victim stated the suspect was seated in the front passenger side of her vehi-
cle when she went inside to get a drink.
When she came back outside and got into her vehicle, she noticed an opened
envelope sitting on the passenger side floorboard of her vehicle. Victim asked the
suspect about the envelope and why it was opened. The suspect stated he didn't open
the envelope and he didn't know what she was talking about.
The victim pulled onto S Old Kings Rd and drove north. She asked Mike
Brown if he had taken her gun out of the envelope. Mike Brown got agitated and put
the car into park while it was moving and in the middle of the road. Victim grabbed
the suspect's shirt and the suspect hit her in the face with an unopened bottle of
liquor. The suspect jumped out of the top of the top-down convertible and ran
towards S Old Kings Rd. The victim turned her car around and went back to the Shell
station to call the police.
The victim stated she knows the suspect as Mike Brown and gave his cell
phone number. The victim described the suspect as a black male with a tattoo of the
state of Florida on his left temple and braided hair that was in several pony tails. The
victim stated the suspect was wearing a white shirt, jeans, and a black jacket with a
hood and multi colored panels on the back. The victim stated she had met the sus-
pect only once before at the Shell and believes he lives in the Raven Apartments.
Using the Southeast LINX program, Sgt. Morgan ran the suspect's phone number and
was able to retrieve a name of Avery B. A JPICS photo of Avery B fits the descrip-
tion of the suspect and also shows the distinctive tattoo of the state of Florida on his
left temple as described by the victim; Avery B's residence is at Raven Apts.
Two officers and a K9 unit attempted to make contact with the suspect at his
residence. The suspect's mother answered the door and stated he was not home. The
suspect's mother allowed officers to search the residence, but the suspect was not
inside. Officer asked the suspect's mother to call the suspect's cell phone to see if he
would turn himself in and she dialed the same number given by the victim.
The stolen firearm is a black semi-automatic 380CAL with a magazine.
Officer saw a large red mark with some swelling on the victim's right cheek. Patrol
efforts continuing due to pending contact with the suspect. If contact cannot be made,
officer will seek an arrest warrant.

BOYFRIEND/ GIRLFRIEND
(DOMESTIC VIOLENCE)

A response was made to a Domestic Dispute located at W. 45th St. Bldg. K.
Upon arrival Officer spoke with the victim.
The victim stated that at 2230 hours she and the suspect (boyfriend) arrived
at the listed address and got into a heated argument. The victim stated that the sus-
pect punched her in the left side of the face then grabbed her around the neck and
choked her. The victim stated that the suspect then left the scene on foot eastbound
on 45th St.
Officer observed a small bruise on the left side of her face near the corer of
her mouth and she also had multiple scratches/cuts on both sides of her neck. The
victim refused medical treatment.
At 0030 hours. Officer was contacted by dispatch that the suspect had
returned to the listed address and was detained by the witness.
The witness stated that the suspect returned and that he detained him at the
listed address in front of Bldg. L. Officer then spoke with the suspect who stated that
he got into a heated argument with the victim over a cell phone.
The suspect stated that when the victim took his phone from him he grabbed
the victim by her hair. The suspect stated that the victim then jumped on top of him
and started punching him in the head. The suspect then stated that he punched the
victim in the face in self-defense and possibly might have scratched her neck during
the scuffle. The suspect stated that when he freed himself, the victim pulled out a
razor knife and told him to "hit her some more" so she could cut him. The suspect
stated he left the area to cool off and to get away from her. Case cleared by arrest.
BURGLARY but nothing was taken
BATTERY
Officer was dispatched to Ernest St. in reference to a dispute and battery
investigation.
Upon arrival, he was met by the victim, Raul. The victim stated he was argu-
ing with the suspect, Walker, who.he has known for approximately 10 years, because
the suspect was not getting his own place with his family.
The victim stated the suspect threatened to hit him. Then the suspect struck
him in the face with his right hand, closed fist. The suspect then fled the scene.


There were no independent witnesses to the incident. Officer observed a small cut on
the victim's face left cheek. The victim stated he did not need rescue. The victim does
not know how to get a hold of the suspect and does not know where the suspect fled
to. A Case Card was given to the victim. Case suspended. State Attorney Card issued.


I ARIES
Don't overdo it. Residential
moves will be in your best
interest. Your self esteem will
benefit Friends will be loyal
and caring. Love could devel-
op at social events that are
work relate.
CANCER
You will enjoy lavish forms
of entertainment and should
consider making arrange-
ments early. Don't be afraid
to push your beliefs and atti-
tudes. There'll be difficulties
if you spend too much. Get
them to pitch in, if you need
help.

LIBRA
Lay your cards on the table
regarding your personal
direction. You may be emo-
tional and quick to judge oth-
ers. Minor health problems
may flare up if you haven't
been taking care of yourself
or haxe been burning the can-
die at both ends. Get rich
quick schemes will not be
successful.

SCAPRICORN

Pleasure trips will be a
form of healing for your
emotional state of mind.
You must take care not to
over exert yourself if
involved in sports. Your
emotional attitude with
respect to your status and
direction in society. may
be unrealistic.
Inharmonious situations at
home may be extremely
upsetting for you this
week.,


TAURUS
You can enjoy the company of
others and come in contact
with an ideal mate, if you get
out and mingle. Don't trust
coworkers with important or
personal in formation. You can
continue to make gains if you
call a few people who can help
you close an important deal.
You may find that your gen-
erosity has been taken for
granted.

A I LEO
Try to ease any disappoint-
ment by making amends
Someone you work with
may be emotional.
Conflicts over joint
finances are likely. Be sure
to pay attention to your
financial status.

il SCORPIO
You can prosper if you in vest
in property or mutual funds. For
best results get out of the office
and do your job en route. You
should be trying to clear up
legal contracts that have been
pending. Invite friends over.

AQUARIUS
Put in some extra hours and
finish those careful jobs
before you move on to
some fun and games. If
you're single, get out there
and you'll meet someone
new. Your intellectual
charm will entice mates
who have common inter-
ests. You need to look into
new philosophies.


GEMINI
Your creative input will be

appreciated by your boss. Be

careful not to come on too

strongly. Do not expect too

much from others. You're best

to avoid disputes.

VIRGO
Opportunities to make
advancements through good
business sense are apparent.
You might find that delays'
will cause setbacks and upset.
Real estate investments will
be profit able. Try to make
amends by planning a nice
dinner for two.

S SAGITTARIUS
Take care of any medical
problems if they've been
troubling you. Try not to
be too emotional with
those around you. Deal
with in-laws this week.
Sudden changes regarding
your domestic scene are
probable
I PIECES

Don't let your partner get
away with spending too much
of your money. Social activi-
ties that involve the whole
family will be enjoyable.
Compromise will be neces-
sary. Be prepared to lose
friends or alienate loved ones
due to your stubborn nature
lately.


AGGRAVATED ASSAULT WITH A FIREARM

OR A CRUEL JOKE?


Officer responded to Easton River Drive to serve an arrest warrant
for aggravated assault.
Upon arrival he knocked on the door and identified himself. The sus-
pect opened the door. Officer was able to identify the suspect and he iden-
tified himself by stating his full name.
The suspect was taken into custody and read his Miranda rights via card by
Officer Forster. The arrest warrant was confirmed as active through the
Records and Identifications unit.
Arrest warrant reads as follows:
Suspect committed the crimes) of AGGRAVATED ASSAULT WITH A
FIREARM.
Affiant contacted Victim at Check*N*Go at South Old Kings Road in
reference to an aggravated assault. She stated that at 5:50 pm suspect
walked into the business wearing all black clothing, black gloves, and a
white mask. Suspect approached the counter stationed by Victim, told her
this was a robbery and to give suspect all the money. Victim attempted to
press the silent alarm but suspect told her to step back and suspect point-
ed a shotgun, black with a brown handle, at her. With the gun pointed at her,
Victim began taking money from the drawer and placing it up onto the
counter in front of suspect, along with checks. Suspect then began to sort
through the money. Victim stated suspect told her that he wanted the money
in the safe as well. Victim explained to the suspect that she would have to
call a manager in order to get the safe open. At this time, suspect pulled off
his mask and told her that It was just a joke and that he was only trying to
scare her. When suspect was told he was being recorded, he ran out the
exit door. He returned approximately five (5) minutes later and apologized,
telling Victim it was a joke and he was sorry: Suspect then left in an
unknown direction in a gold SUV. Victim recognized suspect as a regular
customer who has cashed checks numerous times in the past. Victim pro-
vided affiant with detailed suspect information. Victim provided a written
statement and surveillance video captures the incident.
The suspect was transported to the PTDF.


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A SPORTS _


The Florida & Georgia Star te game. responucu only wit t
Correspondent: Scott Jurrens Gator quar- Dustin Rivest 37-yard
Photographer: Joseph Lorentzon terback Tim field goal to complete the
Tebow scored first half scoring.
On Saturday with 9:18 show- The Gators led at the half,
November 21, 2009 at ing in the 1st quarter on a 35-3.
12:30 PM EST, the still 55-yard scramble, the Gator quarterback Tim
nationally ranked number longest of his career and Tebow did return to start
one and undefeated broke the SEC record for the 3rd quarter and it took
University of Florida total career touchdowns less that two minutes for
Gators literally ran over (54) surpassing former him to connect on an 18-
the Florida International record holder Louisiana yard strike to Riley
University Golden State University's Kevin Cooper to add another
Panthers 62-3 in The Faulk. Again, the extra Florida score. Gators


Swamp.
The Florida defense,
led by linebacker Brandon
Spikes, scored first in the
game with an interception
thrown by Golden
Panthers quarterback Paul
McCall that Spikes ran in
for a touchdown. Gator
placekicker Caleb Sturgis
add the extra point kick
and the Gators, as expect-
ed, led 7-0 with 1:50 into


point kick by Sturgis was
good and the Gators now
led 14-0.
The touchdown
parade by the Gators con-
tinued in the 2nd quarter
with Tebow connecting
with Chris Raney on a 27-
yard pass; Chris Rainey
scoring on a 22-yard dash
and Jeffery Demps scor-
ing on a 3-yard plunge.
The Golden Panthers


coach Urban Meyer pulled
most of the first team
Gator offense during the
third quarter but this did-
n't help slow the Gators
offense. Gators heir
apparent quarterback John
Brantley connected with
Omarius Hines on,a 20-
yard touchdown strike to
end the 3rd quarter scor-
ing.
In the 4th quarter, the


Gators future first time
offense players again
added two pore touch-
downs with Brantley con-
necting with Justin
Williams on a 16-yard
completion and with
Frankie Hammond Jr. on a
31-yard bomb. The
Golden Panthers defense
had a moral victory as
they blocked Sturgis's
point after kick attempt.
The game final score
was Gators 62; Golden
Panthers 3.
Interesting 'to note,
this was the exact same
score on the opening day
of-this season when the
Gators punished
Charleston Southern
University in the Swamp.
The Gators (11-0) take
on the Florida State
University (FSU)
Seminoles on Saturday,
November 28, 2009 at
3:30 PM EST in
Gainesville. The game
will air on CBS. The
Seminoles (6-5) are com-
ing off a 29-26 win over
Maryland to become a
bowl eligible football
team for the 28th consecu-
tive year. To say a FSU
win would be an upset is a
gross understatement.
If the Gators can beat
FSU this Saturday and the
Alabama Crimson Tide in
Atlanta at the SEC
Football Championship
on December 5, 2009, the
Gators have a very good
shot to repeat as national
champions.


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Touchdown

S OUH Jacksonville '"
tBHWN and
S JACKSONVILLE and
REVIVE THE PRIDE

The City of Jacksonville

Present The Ultimate Tealgate Party


Jacksonville, FL-
Touchdown Jacksonville
and the City of
Jacksonville are proud to
announce more details of
The Ultimate TEALgate
Party, to take place before
the Jacksonville Jaguars
versus Indianapolis Colts
game on Dec. 1.7, 2009.
Beginning at 4 p.m., a fes-
tival atmosphere sur-
rounding the stadium will
be created to promote
excitement and provide
fans with the ultimate
football fan experience.
The Ultimate
TEALgate Party includes
multiple stages of live
entertainment, including
the regional bands
Flashback, The Carribean
Chillers, and Cloud 9; and
DJs Chill Will, EL and
Ryan Ripple. The Teal
Prize Patrol will surround
the stadium along with
roving trivia, the Cox-
Radio Pre-game show,
appearances by Jaxson
Deville and the ROAR
Cheerleaders, food and
beverage vendors and
more. There will also be a
family fun-zone including
goal to go, bungee run,
quarterback toss, touch-
down run inflatables and
Radio Disney. With the
holiday season right


around the corer, even
Santa and his elves will
make an appearance to
cheer on our team.
The party will continue
until 8 p.m., with kick-off
at approximately
8:20p.m., when the
Jacksonville Jaguars will
face off against the
Indianapolis Colts. This
game will be televised
nationally on NFL
Network.
Fans are invited to use
the JTA game day shuttles,
where giveaways and
other surprises will occur
at each shuttle stop.
Also, fans that haven't
purchased tickets are
invited to enjoy the pre-
game festivities.
Businesses and organiza-
tions are encouraged to
"Show their Teal" for this
game by decorating, hang-
ing banners, offering spe-
cials and showing their
support for our team.
"The Ultimate
TEALgate Party will pro-
vide fans the ability to cel-
ebrate our Jaguars hours
before kickoff and will
add to the anticipation and
excitement of this game,"
said Lenny Curry,
Chairperson of the Game
Day Experience for
Touchdown Jacksonville.


"We are creating an envi-
ronment outside the stadi-
um which increases the
enthusiasm for fans and
the entire community."
Touchdown
Jacksonville is offering a
special ticket promotion
for the December 17
game. Single game ticket
purchases, when used
with the offer code
"TEAL", will include 10
"Jag Dollars" per ticket,
which can be used to pur-
chase food, beverage or
merchandise inside the
stadium. Group discount
rates- are also available for
groups of 10, or more.
Tickets can be purchased
through December 13 by
calling 1-800-745-3000,
or by visiting jaguars.com
and clicking on the
Touchdown Jacksonville
Revive the Pride banner
ad. Tickets can also be
purchased at the stadium
through December 17.
For more information
on The Ultimate
TEALgate Party visit,
www.makeascenedownto
wn.com or call (904) 630-
3690.
For tickets to the
game, call the
Jacksonville Jaguars at
(904) 633-2000 or visit
www.jaguars.com.


JAGUARS SCHEDULED GAMES
Dec. 6 Houston Texans Jax Municipal Stadium 1:00pm CBS
Dec. 13 Miami Dolphins Jax Municipal Stadium 1:00pm CBS
Dec. 17 Indianapolis Colts Jax Municipal Stadium 8:20pm FLN
Dec. 27 at New England Patriots Gillette Stadium 1:00pm CBS
Jan. 3 at Cleveland Browns Cleveland Browns Stad.1:00pm CBS




Jaguars Star & Winn-Dixie Provide Full Thanksgiving Dinners To 50 Needy Area
Families
Jacksonville Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew and Winn-Dixie' Stores,
Inc., provided Thanksgiving dinners of turkey and all the trimmings to 50 families
on Tuesday. The families are served by Family Support Services of North Florida's
Family Preservation Program.
Jones-Drew, who appears in Winn-Dixie commercials, greeted the families at a
Winn-Dixie store on Jacksonville's Southside. Jones-Drew, who was raised by a
single mom, conducted the giveaway as, a way of giving back to the Jacksonville
community for its support of him and the Jacksonville Jaguars.


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Frozen turkeys and all the ingredients for a full of North Florida to receive Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving feastawait being picked up by 50fam- dinners from Jones-Drew and Winn-
ilies. Dixie.


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Hunter Raimsey, KR Mlodel, \\as selected to participate in
a special Tea Party at Disneys' Mlagic Kingdom, hosted by
Supermodel and T.\V. show hot Tyra Banks.
C'omp card pictures \, were submitted and she was selected
along with a f'ew, otlier little ladies to enjoy. a fun filled evening
promoting tlie new Disney Princess, Tiana.
\Vhen I asked Hunter to tell me about her experience, she


said. "I had lots of fun".
See Hunter on the T\1ra Show\. Congratulations Hunter!

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MAURICES COLLECTS TOYS TO BRING
HOLIDAY JOY TO AREA CHILDREN
Fashion Retailer is Drop-Off Site for Holiday Toy Collection

Jacksonville, FL Children are busy making their holiday
wish lists with the hope that they'll find "that special toy" under the
tree. But with countless families experiencing tough financial times,
many children won't find any toys waiting for them this holiday sea-
son.
maurices is pledging to do its part. The fashion retailer for
young women has become a new national partner with Toys for Tots
and will collect toys for disadvantaged children at its Pablo Creek
Shopping Center location.
All new, unwrapped toys collected from Thursday, November
19 to Thursday, December 10 at maurices, Target Shopping Center
on Beach and Hodges, will be distributed to local families by Toys
for Tots. As a special thank you, maurices will give those who make
a donation a coupon for 20 percent off a regular-priced item.
"Many families are facing difficult times," said maurices Store
Manager Sara Brooker, "but we want children to still experience the
joys of the holiday season. Our hope is that this toy drive brings lots
of happiness and unending smiles to the young people in our com-
munity."
Gifts are needed for children of all ages. "It's so much fun to
buy little dolls and toy trucks," said Brooker, "but we're also encour-
aging customers to think about buying presents for tweens and
teens who are sometimes forgotten. Things like board games,
books, fragrances, jewelry and accessories make great gifts for
older children."
The goal of Toys for Tots is to deliver a message of hope,
through a new toy during the holidays, to less fortunate youngsters.
The organization estimates that there will be 1 million more children
in need this holiday season.
"We're so grateful to maurices for becoming one of our
newest national partners," said Bill Grein, Toys for Tots vice presi-
dent of rparketing and development. "Many of their 730 stores are
located in smaller markets where there may not be a lot of pro-
grams for disadvantaged children. Their partnership will help us
bring more smiles to more children this year, which is terrific."

About maurices
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BATTLE CREEK, Mich. Dr. Gall C. Christopher, vice president for programs
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Education's (SOPHE) 2009 Honorary Fellow. This award is SOPHE's highest to
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includes former U.S. Surgeon Generals David Satcher and Everett C. Koop; former
Centers for Disease Control Director Jeffrey Koplan; and Stephen Schroeder, former
president of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
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education researchers and practitioners who were attending SOPHE's 60th Annual
Meeting held November 5-7 in Philadelphia.
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she has made remarkable strides in advancing the health of thousands of under-
served, racial and ethnic minorities," says M. Elaine Auld, MPH, CHES, chief execu-
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executive team that provides overall direction and leadership for the Foundation.
"We are thrilled that Gail has been recognized for her research and leadership
to reduce the racial and ethnic health disparities that face this nation," said Sterling
Speirn, president and chief executive officer of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. "This
well-deserved honor exemplifies her accomplishments in the field as a passionate
voice for our most vulnerable citizens."
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issues. She has extensive knowledge and experience in creating a comprehensive
approach to well-being, and is nationally recognized for her pioneering work to infuse
holistic health and diversity concepts into public sector programs and policy dis-
course.
A prolific writer and presenter, Christopher is the author or co-author of three
books, a monthly column in the Federal Times, and more than 250 articles, presen-
tations and publications.
Prior to joining the Kellogg Foundation, Christopher was vice president of the
Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, where she led the Joint Center Health
Policy Institute, a multi-year initiative created to engage underserved, racial, and eth-
nic minorities in health policy discussions. Previously, she was guest scholar in the
governance studies department at The Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C., and
executive director of the Institute for Government Innovation at Harvard's John F.
Kennedy School of Government in Cambridge, Mass.
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her sponsorship, the landmark Dellums Commission research into conditions faced
by young men of color produced policy recommendations to reduce racial and ethnic
health disparities. She holds a doctor of naprapathy degree from the Chicago National
College of Naprapathy in Illinois.


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