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By Lonzie Leath, Investigative Reporter, The Florida Star/The
Georgia Star/The Texan Star Exclusive
Texas State Senator Royce West's office contacted
The Florida Star's investigative reporter Lonzie Leath
After three constituents complained that their child
support payments appears not to be reaching their
children. Anthony Williams, one of the complainants
said that he knew he was making his payments
because his employers were making automatic deduc-
tions from his pay. As an example, $350 was ordered for Maria Armstrong's son but
only $101 was given the custodian parent for the child.
It is no secret that many believe that black men do not take care of their children Material
and perhaps this is the justification used in denying these children the total funds C pyrighted Material
ordered by the Dallas family courts. Syndicated
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court to determine what action will be the least restrictive for the proposed ward
(child or an incapacitated adult). It is not necessary for a Guardian Ad Litem (GAL) *
to be an attorney but that person must be trained.
In most of Texas, the GAL is an attorney. In any case, a GAL is not always appoint-
ed in guardianship proceedings and is only used when the court has reasons to
believe their services would be beneficial in determining the best interest of the pro-
posed ward. Certain expenses are associated with creating a guardianship and such
is paid out of the ward's estate if the judge creates a guardianship. The GAL is paid
about $10 to $15 per month and also receives the child support Child See A-7
Morning Car Accident Kills One
It was early Monday morning,
around 6:00 a.m., when
Jacksonville police responded to
:,,' aan accident at 700 N. Edgewood
According to reports, the vehicle
e was travelling west in the 700
block of Edgewood when it struck
a cross walk sign before the right
rear of the vehicle struck a wood-
en telephone pole. The vehicle
then became airborne. The rear of
S the vehicle came to rest on top of a
large metal traffic light control box
Car after crash at 700 N. Edgewood Avenue. when all three occupants of the
Photo by FM Powell III, The FloridaStar vehicle were ejected. Two of the
occupants, including Melanicia A.
Bookman, 20, were transported to a local hospital with life threatening injuries,
while the third occupant was transported for serious injuries.
After arrival at the hospital, Bookman was pronounced deceased.
According to reports, neither the driver or passengers were wearing seat belts.
Mark Ingram, 2009 Meisman
After 75 years, Alabama
finally has a Heisman
Trophy winner. Mark
Ingram, a sophomore run-
ning back received the
honor of being the first for
the school and the third
sophomore to receive the
trophy. Tim Tebow was
the first sophomore.
prairie view A&MIVI ranters
still hold the record of losing
80 straight football games but,
they are back. Between 1953
and 1964 they won 5 national
black college titles prior to
their losing streak.
Last Saturday, after losing no
games all season, they contin-
ued their trend and won 30-24
over Alabama A&M for the
Man Gets $1.75 M
Serving 35 Years
James Bain, 54
When James Bain,
54, was released from
a Florida prison on
Thursday for a crime
he did not commit, he
used a cell phone for
the first time to call
his ailing 77-year-old
James was arrested
when he was 19. He
was exonerated last
week after DNA test-
ing proved him inno-
cent. Florida must
award him $1.75M.
The Fans Cheered and the Jaguars Played Hard But
Manning Magic Led the Unbeaten Colts to a 35-31 Win
By Mike Bonts
The Florida Star
In a game that featured nine lead
changes, the Colts (14-0) held off the
Jaguars 35-31 to remain unbeaten
Indy QB Peyton Manning threw for
308 yards and four touchdowns, two
to Dallas Clark, and a game winning
65-yarder to Reggie Wayne.
Malvin Zanders, MiicahZanders, Wini Zanders and The Jaguars (7-7) had a chance to
Marvin Zanders Sr. win, but QB David Garrard over-
threw Mike Thomas on a third-and-
10 play with about a minute to play. Jacob
Lacey intercepted the ball, and Indy ran out the
Maurice Jones Drew ran for two TDs. Thomas
T and Mike Sims-Walker both caught touchdown
passes for Jacksonville.
Richard Bridgewater, Judge James The reported attendance was 63,753, with
Ruth, Eugene Grant and Marion Grant. about 80,000 attending the pre-game tealgate
The Jaguars now play a consecutive game against a division leader (New England
8-5) before concluding the regular season at Cleveland on January 3, 2010.
Lady 94, Gives Her Christmas Expression
by Lillian B. Singleton, Age 94
Christmas is the most exciting time of the year, every-
one is busy planning what to do, what to give, where to
go. It seems the world stands still as the air is filled with
anticipation looking for something, not knowing what.
The house must be spotless, and decked with Christmas
1 !decorations, the tree beautifully trimmed, the food
Ms. Lillian B. Singleton, 94 cooked to perfection, the gifts wrapped with special care.
The children, Oh! Yes, all children they too are caught up
iti the excitement with joy and happiness on their faces with that something that's
filling the air. It's contagious so Beware. It's the birthday of Jesus, when the angels
sing so loudly hallelujah, hallelujah, glory to the New Born King, born in Bethlehem
so far away and in our hearts this day. Now you know what has filled the air. It's to
bring to our memory, less we forget His birth. Its through Him and only Him we
will have everlasting life. Merry Christmas to the New Born King. Amen with
Peace in the New Year.
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Faith In Our Community through electrifying, passionate praise. It's on for The Church Direciory
So ur Communiy December 20, 2009 at the 10:45 a.m. service. First me and Worship With Us"
Schedule of Events and Services Church of Palm Coast, at 91 Old Kings Road North, is "Come an dffiip mmot__
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EPIPHANY BAPTIST CHURCH will host its 1st
Sexual Behavior Ministry Seminar titled M.A.R.K.-
Managing Adult Relationships with Knowledge,
Saturday, December 19, 2009 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:30
p.m. M.A.R.K. is a newly developed program for young
adults ranging from 12-21 years old to aid in wise deci-
sion making. This seminar will include discussions on
Abortion, Homosexuality, and Prevention Methods.
Please encourage your youth to come out and take part
in this event. Lunch will be served. The church is locat-
ed at 663 South McDuffAve. in Jacksonville. For more
information, call (904) 384-8129.
NEW GENERATION CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP
-"Greetings to you in the name of our Lord and Savior
Jesus Christ. On behalf of Pastor S.V. Drayton and the
New Generation Christian Fellowship Church Family,
we would like to cordially invite you to experience the
glory of God with us as we have a One Night Crusade
featuring the anointed ministry of Apostle Ernest and
Prophetess Malinda Robinson of The Love of a Dove
International Ministry, Inc. This event will take place on
Saturday, December 19, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. in the sanctu-
ary of New Generation christian Fellowship located at
5606 Avenue B., Jacksonville.
GREATER MACEDONIA BAPTIST CHURCH -
Mass Choir Christmas Musical, Sunday, December 20,
2009 at 5:00 p.m.; Christmas Day Worship, Friday,
December 25, 2009 at 10:00 a.m.; New Year's Eve
Worship, Thursday, December 31, 2009 at 10:00 p.m.
Greater Macedonia is located at 1880 W. Edgewood Ave.
Rev. Dr. Landon L. Williams, Sr., Pastor. The events are free.
SUMMERVILLE MISSIONARY BAPTIST
CHURCH located at 690 West 20th St., with Rev. James
W. Henry, Pastor, celebrate "History with the
Summerville Historians." Our Senior Citizens will be
honored on December 20, 2009 during the Morning
Worship Service.; The Sunday School Department will
present their Annual- Christmas Program on December
20, 2009 at 5:00 p.m.; Watch Night Service will be held
on December 31, 2009. Praise Service begins at 9:00
p.m. The Summerville Family welcomes all our brothers
and sisters in and around Jacksonville td come and wor-
ship with us.
FIRST CHURCH OF PALM COAST -First Church
My First Christmas in Heaven
I've had my first Christmas in Heaven,
SA glorious, wonderful day!
I stood with the saints of the ages,
Who found Christ, the truth and the Way.
I sang with the Heavenly choir:
Just think! I who loved to sing!
And, Oh! What celestial music
We brought to our Savior and King!
We sang the glad songs of redemption,
How Jesus to Bethlehem came,
And how they had called His name Jesus,
That all might be saved through His name.
We sang once with the angels,
The song that they spoke that blest morn
When shepherds first heard the glad story
That Jesus, the Savior, was born
0 dear ones, I wish you had been here.
No Christmas on earth could compare
With all the rapture and glory
We witnessed in Heaven so fair
You know how I always loved Christmas;
It seemed such a wonderful day,
With all of my loved ones around me,
The children so happy and gay.
Yes, now I can see why I loved it.
And Oh, what a joy it will be
When you and my loved ones are with me,
To share in the glories I see.
So, dear ones on earth, here's my greeting,
Look up till the day dawn appears,
And Oh, what a Christmas awaits us
Beyond our parting tears.
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.. MS. JUNE BUGGS-DAVIS,
t 1941 to 2009 well known Funeral
`o Director and retired teacher, passed
4 away Friday, December 11, 2009.
Her Celebration of Life was held
Saturday, December 19, 2009, at Mt.
Bethel Baptist Church, 1620 Helena
..---- Street in Jacksonville. Pastor R. E.
Herring, Sr., where she held membership.
A 1959 graduate of New Stanton Senior High School,
she earned a BS degree in Music from Florida A & M
University, a Master's in Administration and Supervision
from Nova University, and an Associate's in Funeral
Service Education from Miami Dade Community
College. Her many affiliations include the FAMU Alumni
Assoc., AKA Sorority, FL 1st Coast Morticians Assoc. of
Duval County, and the Ladies Auxiliary, FL Morticians
Assoc. and National Morticians Assoc.
She was the Licensed Funeral Director and part owner
of Davis Funeral Home, and later Buggs-Bellamy Funeral
Services. Prior to that, from 1963-1987, she was a Music
Educator in the Baker County and Duval County Public
School Systems, motivating, training and guiding her
young students to strive for excellence in the field of
music. Her last assignment was as the Ribault Senior
High School Choral Director.
She is survived by a loving family: siblings, Andrew J.
Buggs, Jr. (Betty), Clifford M. Buggs, Sr. (Miriam),
Charles T. Buggs (Georgia), caregiver- Karen B. Jenkins
(Godfrey), Barbara B. Hugley, Atty. Harrel T. Buggs
(JoAnn); nieces/caregivers, Karen and Sharron Patterson;
one aunt Henrietta Haynes Wolfe, two uncles Quincy
Haynes (Annie) of Valdosta Georgia, and Hoover Haynes
(Dorothy) Lizella Georgia and a host of nieces, nephews,
cousins, other relatives and dear friends.
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BETHEL, Mrs. Pearl J.,
died December 10, 2009.
Alphonso West Mortuary,
BORDER, Ms. Clarine
E., 79, died December 11,
died December 12, 2009.
BROWN, Robert L., Jr.,
died December 12, 2009.
CHATMAN, Robert E.,
76, died December 10,
2009. Alphonso West
Martha, 85, died
December 13, 2009.
December 13, 2009.
died December 10, 2009.
EDWARDS, James, died
December 11, 2009.
ETTERSON, Shelia A.,
died December 15, 2009.
HAMPTON, Ms. Mary
V., died December 12,
HODGE, Mrs. Dora L.,
died December 10, 2009.
JONES, Ms. Geraldine,
died December 14, 2009.
JONES, Mr. Theodore,
70, died December 10,
2009. Alphonso West
KING, Ms. Essie, died
December 10, 2009.
LEE, Joseph, died
December 10, 2009.
MACKEY, Silas, died
December 14, 2009.
MITCHELL, Ms. Irene,
died December 11, 2009.
REDDICK, Mr. Samuel,
Sr., died December 15,
RHODES, Vernell F.,
died December 10, 2009.
ROBERTS, Bell, died
December 11, 2009.
ROJAS, Amer 0., died
December 11, 2009.
SEARLES, Ms. Annie
Ruth, died December 13,
SPENCER, Ms. Donna-
Jean, died December 15,
died December 14, 2009.
Catherine, 90, died,
December 14, 2009.
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Preparing a special holiday dinner doesn't
have to be complicated. Use the recipes and
tips provided here or log on to publix.com.
Original Recipe 199
Potato Rolls, 12-Count ................. -.-
Or Dinner Rolls. Baked fresh in the Publix Bakery,
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SAVE UP TO .50
For a 4 1/2-lb rib roast (8 servings) prepare roast
following recipe instructions; begin the roast
about 3 hours before you would like to serve.
Idaho or Gold Potatoes...................
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While your roast cooks, prepare other family-
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From California's vineyards to your holiday table.
This delightful Zinfandel will complement your rib roast perfectly.
Or Summation Vintners Reserve or Chardonnay, 750-ml bot.
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loved ones. We will be open 'til 7 p.m.
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DECEMBER 19, 2009
Remove your roast from the oven when your
meat thermometer-inserted into the thickest
part (not touching bone or fat)-reaches 145F
or desired temperature.
Salad Blend. ..*r.............r ee
Or Caesar Salad Kit. Balance out a rich holiday meal
with a cool, crisp fresh green salad. This makes it easy;
no washing, drying, or tearing of lettuce leaves required,
5 to 12-oz bag Quantity rights reserved.
SAVE UP TO 3.09
After you've removed your roast, transfer it
to a carving board and cover loosely with foil.
Let it stand 10-15 minutes before slicing.
Prepare the Garlic Cheese Rolls and Herbed Peas.
Pecan Streusel Pie...............-
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with the irresistible crunch of streusel on top.
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When rolls are done, use residual heat in the
oven to warm a Publix Bakery pie for dessert..
Slice rib roast and serve.
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Prep and Cook: 3 hours
(Makes 8 servings.)
4 carrots (rinsed)
2 medium onions (rinsed)
1 (24-oz) bag baby potatoes (rinsed)
8 celery ribs (rinsed)
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 standing rib roast (4-5 lb)
1 teaspoon kosher salt
3 sprigs fresh rosemary (rinsed)
3/4 cup horseradish sauce
11/2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1. Preheat oven to 475'F. Peel carrots, remove ends and skin from
onion; cut both into 1-inch pieces. Cut potatoes and celery into
1-inch pieces. Combine all vegetables and olive oil in large bowl,
stirring until evenly coated; transfer to medium-size roasting pan.
Season roast on all sides with salt. Place roast on rack arranged
over vegetables (wash hands). Place roast in oven and immediately
reduce heat to 325'F. Bake 1 hour.
2. Meanwhile, remove rosemary leaves from stems and chop
leaves very finely; combine in small bowl with horseradish sauce,
Worcestershire sauce, and pepper; set aside.
3. Remove roast from oven. Coat roast with horseradish mixture.
Bake 11/2 to 2 more hours or until internal temperature reaches
145'F (medium-rare) up to 170'F (well-done). Use a meat thermom-
eter to accurately ensure doneness. Transfer roast to cutting board;
transfer vegetables to serving dish. Let roast stand 10-15 minutes
before slicing; slice and serve.
Prep and Cook: 25 minutes
(Makes 4 servings.)
6 oz part-skim mozzarella cheese
8 Bakery potato rolls
4 teaspoons herb garlic butter, divided
1 (24x12-inch) sheet aluminum foil
1. Preheat oven to 450TF. Cut cheese into 3/4-inch-cubes. Cut a deep
X into each potato roll; pull rolls open slightly.
2. Place one cube of the cheese into the opening of each roll; top
cheese with 1/2 teaspoon of the butter.
3. Push rolls closed and place in center of foil. Bring up foil sides;
then double-fold top and ends to seal the package. Bake 15 minutes
or until cheese melts. Serve.
Prep and Cook: 10 minutes
(Makes 8 servings.)
16 ounces frozen green peas
1 tablespoon water
1/2 cup Caesar salad dressing
1 tablespoon Italian seasoning herb paste
1. Combine peas and water in microwave-safe bowl. Cover and
microwave on HIGH 7 minutes or until thoroughly heated.
2. Drain peas and return to bowl; stir in remaining ingredients. Serve.
10-12-lb Turkey, Homestyle Mashed Potatoes,
Old Fashion Cornbread Dressing, Cran-Orange Relish,
and Gravy, Heating Required, Serves 7 to 10, each
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having a 2nd Prebid for all subcontractor trades on 12/28/2009
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and replacement of site utilities, metal roofing and some block walls, windows and
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Federal Labor Standards Provisions (HUD 4010); the Davis-Bacon Act; the Anti-
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completed by all Sub-contractors), Conflict of Interest, Letters of
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copy of this ad. Refer to: Job Order #GA 7813575.
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
PROPOSAL NUMBER 10-07
PURCHASE AND INSTALLATION OF FUEL ACCOUNTING MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
JACKSONVILLE PORT AUTHORITY
Proposals will be received by the Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT) until 2:00 P.M. local time on
Thursday, January 7,2010, at which time they will be opened in the First Floor Conference Room, 2831
Talleyrand Avenue, Jacksonville, Florida 32206.
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Jacksonville, Florida 32206
NOTICE TO PUBLIC
December 20, 2009
NOTICE OF AMENDMENT TO CONSOLIDATED PLAN-ACTION PLAN
24 CFR Part 91.505 requires an amendment be made to the Consolidated Plan-Action Plan whenever changes occur in the way the jurisdiction
carries out its activities, and the changes be made available for public comment. In compliance with this regulation, the City of Jacksonville's
Community Development Division of the Housing and Neighborhoods Department announces the following revisions that may include the use of
program income and unexpended balances remaining from completed or cancelled projects approved in previous years:
Homebuyer Counselinq and Education $300,000 (SHIP) Funds wil be used to provide homebuyer counseling to 1600 low and moderate
Income persons. With the rise of foreclosures, those educated and assisted through our programs is less than 1% of Jacksonville's foreclosures.
This activity will be funded based on the approved applicants wh were rated and ranked through the FY 09/10 Universal Application. The
agencies that are recommended for funding are Family Foundations $198,000, Jacksonville Urban League $60,000, and Second Chance Help
Head Start to Homeownership $1.000.000 (SHIP) + $325.000 (HOME) The Head Start to Homeownership (H2H) program will assist 108
homebuyers with the purchase of their home. Through stringent homebuyer education requirements and strict affordability guidelines, the
program ensures that participating homebuyers do not become cost-burdened by trying to purchase more home than can be afforded.
Roof Only Rehab Program $500.000 (SHIP) Funds will be used to provide 50 repair/replacement of the roof systems that pose a threat to the
health and safety of the residents of Duval County. Units assisted must pass feasibility controls and the applicants must comply with all other
program qualifications and guidelines. Assistance will be provided based on a rating system according to first come first served. The program will
be funded based on the outcome from a 'Request for Proposals' in accordance with the City's Procurement guidelines.
Owner Occupied Rehabilitation $1,500,000 (CDBG) HAND Homeownership Rehabilitation Program Funds will be used to rehabilitate
60 homes to code standards to Include roofing, plumbing, electrical, structural, flooring repairs, kitchen and bath repairs, doors, windows and
exterior painting, not to exceed $25K for each homeowner below 80% of the area median income. This program income allocation will replace the
current entitlement allocation to be used for other CDBG eligible activities to include housing and public facility and improvement projects.
Pine Forest Infrastructure Study $250.000 (CDBG) -Funds will be used to provide a comprehensive study water, sewer, drainage and curb of
gutter needs of the low and moderate income neighborhoods.
Rental Rehabilitation -$1.000,000 (SHIP) -Funds will be used to provide Investor-owners of residential rental property, financing and incentives
to renovate their substandard property and provide affordable rental housing to approximately 35 low and moderate-income families and
individuals. Emphasis will be placed on properties located In the adopted Neighborhood Action Plan areas and Neighborhood Stabilization,
Program areas. Needed repairs may Include, but are not limited to, the following: Roofing, Electrical, Plumbing, Structural. Heating Systems,
Kitchens, Baths, Doors, Interior and Exterior Paint. Rents shall not exceed the maximum SHIP rents in accordance with the LHAP.
The original Consolidated Plan-ActFon Plan is available for review at the Community Development Division, 214 N. Hogan Street, 8 Floor,
Jacksonville, Florida 32202, and all public libraries. Comments from affected citizens regarding the revisions are welcome and should be
submitted In writing to Wight Greger, Director, Housing and Neighborhoods Department at the above address no later than January 18. 2010.
Once the 30-day comment period has passed, these activities will be amended into the document.
Wight Greger, Director
Housing & Neighborhoods Department
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DECEMBER 19 2009
THE FLORIDA AND GEOR STAR
I D E E 9
By Betty Asque Davis / Photos by J. Carl Davis, Sr.
(Unless otherwise specified)
Sonxethin Happening On The First Coast"
Theodore "Teddy' Jones chose the words from
William Ernest Henley's poem Invictus to close his
'Roasting' of 70th Birthday Honoree Warner Singleton
during the fall of 2005. Teddy passed away recently.
Whenever I hear this poem from now on I will remember
our school mate'Teddy.'
Heading home after dinner. Photo courtesy of Ms. Crystal Lewis.
The Grilling Collection
4 (5 oz.) Top Sirloins
4 (4 oz.) Boneless Pork Chops
2 (4 /2 oz.) Stuffed Sole
with Scallops &'Crabmeat
8 (3 oz.) Gourmet Franks
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4 (5 V4 oz.) Stuffed Baked
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Holiday Soiree Hostess Ms. Leah Hudson
with her parents. Photo by Gregory Miller
of Ms. Participants. Photo courtesy of Ms. Crystal
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to every shipping address
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. Happy customers. Pi
of Ms. Crystal Lewis.
Shop 'Til You Drop
There's nothing better than a day away that's all about you,
and on a recent Saturday, 009 a bus filled with fifty (50) ladies
from Jacksonville and south Georgia were pampered with an
Orlando Shop 'til You Drop Experience courtesy of Mix 'N
Mingle Market (Mix 'N Mingle Market is a vendor showcase catalyst for developing and
established entrepreneurs. Participants are provided an opportunity to market their prod-
ucts and services in a purposefully established, atmosphere of simple elegance.
Customers are afforded a sassy casual shopping experience). Owner Ms. Crystal Lewis
designed a sassy casual shopping experience with a day of escape in mind. Each partic-
ipant's travel package included round trip transportation with EBD Tours, a custom Mix
'N Mingle Market shopping bag, a Starbuck's gift card and dinner at Landry's Seafood.
Christmas movie selections were provided as well to add the perfect balance of giggles
during the bus ride.
Sounds like great fun, wouldn't you say?
Disining at Landry's Seafood. Photo courtesy of
2oo_9ocoonsom,. 65 www.OmahaSteaks.com/os57
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DECEMBER 19, 2009
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A Holiday Soiree At The Beach
Samuel Hall, Jr. and Mrs. Leah H. Hudson hosted -
a fabulous party recently at the Atlantic Beach residence
on the ocean recently. The hostess, Mrs. Hudson was gor-
geous in her black and white satin hostess ensemble and
as always Sam Hall was very dapper.
The setting was perfect and the home is gorgeously
stunning. The night of the party was perfect to watch the
full moon illuminating the beautiful ocean. And it wasn't
too cool to view the beautiful nearly full moon as it illu-
minated the ocean. Eddie and Mrs. Marsha Hatcher. Photo by Howard Taylor and Oday Mikel. Photo by
As guests arrived they were warmly greeted by Sam Gregory Miller Gregory Miller
and Leah and immediately captivated with live jazz To the
music. Moving further into the lovely home guests found "" I Journalist Ms. ..
a buffet of Hors d'oeuvres and cocktails for three (3) Tanyaa Weathersbee.
hours during Part I of the Soir6e. Later in the evening a Photo by Gregory
Turducken (a turkey stuffed with duck and chicken) was Miller
added to the buffet. Part H of the Soiree was lively with---
dancing, while viewing the moonlit ocean, ,
Among the guests not pictured were: Mrs. JuCoby i V "Q
Pittman-Peele, The Greg Millers (not the photogra- A - '- /-
pher), Dr. and Mrs. Orrin Mitchell, Ed and Mrs. Gaffil
Mathis, 'Chip' and Mrs. Delaney Williams, Dr. and
Mrs. James Burt, and Sam's Omega 'line brothers' from,
As it is each year, Samuel Hall's parties begin the hol-
iday season with a 'bang'! With his hostess Mrs. Hudson
this holiday season began with an even bigger 'BANG'!!
# ' Malcolm Champion and Mrs. "' Tt
Out of the night that covers me, Lana Suggs. Photo by Gregory The Noah Hendersons with Mrs. Cheryl Plummer-
Black as the Pitfrom pole topole, Miller Ms. Cheryl Plummer-Jackson. Jackson and Columnist Betty Asque Davis. Photo by
'I thank whatever gods may be Photo by Gregory Miller Gregory Miller
For my unconquerable soul.
In the fell clutch of circumstance .
I have not winced nor cried aloud. -o--
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed. ,
Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade .
And yet the menace of the years
Finds, and shallfind, me unafraid.
It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll Moonlight on the
I am the master of ny fate: Atlantic Ocean during
I am the captain of my soul. Holiday Soirde. hoto Noah Henderson with Holiday Soiree Host
William Ernest Henley by J. Carl Davis, Sr. Noamuel Hendeall, Jr. Photo by Gregory Millere Host
William.E.es..He..e Samuel Hall, Jr. Photo by Gregory Miller
DECEMBER 19. 2009 THE STAR PAGE B-1
LOCAL FLORIDA/GEORGIA SECTION-B
Photos by Dan Evans of The Florida Star
The Mayor's Christmas Dinner for Seniors was
held at the Prime Osborn Convention Center, 1000 W.
Water St. Those targeted were ages 60 and older. The
occasion includes a traditional holiday dinner, door
prizes and dancing.
As always, there is a big turn out and the Seniors
enjoy a great evening of fun.
Alisia Taylor Jasmine Taylor, Mayor Peyton, betty Smith,
Gwendolyn White, servers from Frank H. Peterson, School of
Servers from Journey Into Womanhood, Empowering
Youth To Be Successful Leaders
River Region Human Services Christmas Party and Awards Dance
Photos by Frank M Powell, III of The
Former member of the Florida Senate Betty
Holzendorf guest King Holzendorf River
Region Human Services recognition for 35 Esmin Master, Boyd Henderson, and
years of dedicated service Derya Williams.
THE STAR DECEMBER 19, 2009
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THE 23RD ANNUAL SENIORS THANKSGIVING A SUCCESS!
THEY CAME IN SCHOOL BUSES, CITY BUSES, CARS, LIMOS, AND SOME
EVEN HAD THEIR NEIGHBORS DRIVE THEM TO THE WYNHDAM
RIVERWALK HOTEL FOR THE 23RD ANNUAL THANKSGIVING LUNCH-
EON FOR SENIORS on Tuesday, November 24, 2009 "It was a sterling event, with
over 1000 in attendance says Joan Turner," organizer and founder and who spends
numerous hours rallying and engaging every segment of the community to support
seniors and the disabled.through sponsorships for the celebrated and covenant event.
The Annual Thanksgiving Luncheon sponsored by the Senior Life Foundation, AM
1360 WCGL, various community and city partners, elected officials celebrated anoth-
er successful year. This marks the 23rd year for the event that celebrates the frail eld-
erly of our community.
Says Joan" I just thank Emily Timmons and Amanda King for responding to the
challenge to the community to Adopt-A-Senior". It's amazing, in 1986 they with the
assistance of WCGL listeners sponsored 15 seniors, I can say the rest is history as more
than 23,000 seniors and disabled have benefited from the gathering.
The success of the event is credited to all who made the event successful-Deborah
Maiden, CEO of WCGL and Joan Barney were presiders; music provided by Hazel
Davis, Eunice Osteen, Marva Alexander, Jeffery McIntyre, Jackie Brunson, Alexia,
Adrianne and Daniel Nesmith, Armani Turner; Bishop Larry Boston and William
"Sleepy" Guilyard accompanied each participant. Other participants included Bishop
Percy Golden, Rev. Leonard Dantzler, Mari Terbrueggen Danyelle Turner, Mary Blake
Holley, the spoken word came forth by Rev. Dr. Landon Williams with remarks and
greetings from Congresswoman Corrine Brown, Senator Tony Hill, Rep Audrey
Gibson, Rep. Mia Jones, Dr. Johnny Gaffney as well as former Councilwoman Pat
Lockett-Felder and Councilman Reggie Fullwood. Special recognition was given to
Dare 2 Dream Limousine Services ,the Drop Back In Program for Girls, Senior Women
of Sandalwood for their unique donations. Joan Turner and committee wishes to thank
all of Jacksonvillefor making this a great celebration for our seniors.
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CERTIFIED CONCEALED WEAPON LICENSE (Permit) Course Satisfies
Florida State Statute 790.06 for Application to Lawfully Carry a Concealed
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
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 is December 27, 2009.
NO TICKETS AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE AT DOOR. For more informa-
tion, please contact Class Leaders or Lydia Jackson-Bell at (904) 305-6185.
FAMILIES OF BLODGETT HOMES AND SURROUNDING AREAS
CHRISTMAS GATHERING OLD SCHOOL DINNER AND DANCE -
Saturday, December 19, 2009, from 8:00 p.m. 1:00 a.m. at the Florida Council
of Deliberation, 29 West 6th Street, D.J. FOOD LIVE ENTERTAINMENT
* FUN. Tickets on sell at Bernard's Beauty Supply, 1432 Edgewood Avenue
West, Jacksonville. Admission $15.00.
TILLMAN VELENTINE CONSISTORY #22 will honor Illustrious Prince,
Alto W. Bell, 32o, for a Lifetime of Masonic & Civic Services during their 37th
Annual Election Banquet on January 16, 2010, at 7:30 p.m. at the Wilbur
Fernander Scottish Rite Center located at 29 West 6th Steet.
IT'S $2 DAY AT THE JACKSONVILLE ZOO AND GARDENS -Budget-
friendly fun for the whole family! On Monday, December 21, 2009, guests can
enjoy the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens for only $2.00 per person for admission.
Normal Zoo hours apply -- from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. "Jacksonville Zoo and
Gardens wanted to wish our community a happy holiday in a special way," said
Tony Vecchio, Executive Director of the Zoo. "It is our hope that families can
come for a day of fun at this much reduced price." The Zoo is a non-profit organ-
ization and an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and
the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums. It is open year-round, seven days
a week, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is located on Jacksonville's north side at 370
Zoo Parkway, one-half mile east from 1-95. For more information, go to
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From Actual Police Reports
Did You Hear About?...
ROBBER FLEES WITH $900 AFTER HOLDING
UP A METRO PCS STORE
Officer was dispatched to N Arlington
' . Rd (Metro PCS) in reference to a robbery.
.. Upon arrival, Officer met with the vic-
F 6 ) ., tim. He stated he was closing the store and
locking the door when a male approached
him wearing a blue jacket with white stripes
i over his head. The suspect presented a black
semi-auto handgun and placed the barrel to
the victim's chest. At this point, the suspect
said, "Give it up". The victim gave the sus-
< 'pect a white plastic bag with $913.00 in cash
/3B / and four cell phones. The suspect then fled
\\ ithe area and ran behind the Beauty Supply
/ ... store at Lone Star Rd.
Officer spoke with Witness # 1, who is
OFFICER the victim's co-worker. Two officers
responded to the scene and the witness
described the suspect in the same manor the
victim did. She only observed him running off with the property.
One of the cell phones was located in the parking lot of the Beauty Supply
store still in the box. One of the officers photographed the location and both the box
and the film were placed in the Properly Room. The store has several cameras out-
side; however, at that time it was not on.
WOMAN GETS SCAMMED THROUGH
On Monday, at 1349, an Officer was dispatched to Christopher Robin Dr. in
reference to a worthless document call.
Upon arrival, he was met by witness/complainant. The complainant stated
she had posted a young girl's pink prom gown on Craig's List to sell for $250. She
stated she had gotten a response from
an additional $40 to the price so they would be the highest bidder and asked for com-
plainant's contact information. The prospective buyer indicated they would handle
the shipping and would send a "mover" to pick up the gown. The prospective buyer
also wanted her to remove the item from Craig's List.
The complainant replied that she had removed the gown from Craig's List and
asked for the prospective buyer's information. The prospective buyer indicated that a
check had been sent and for her to cash the check and then make arrangements with
the "mover". The prospective buyer only indicated a name of Kimb Palmer and a
shipper's name of Mrs. Felicia Jones. The last e-mail Mrs. Young received was on
12/05/09 stating she will be receiving the check two days later.
The e-mail did not indicate the amount of the check, but stated there was a
mix-up with the secretary and instructed her to send the prospective buyer the differ-
ence (via Western Union) with her to deduct the cost of the gown plus $100 for run-
ning around fees. The complainant was instructed to send the wired money to Felicia
Jones / 205 East Main Street / Downtown Lakeland, Fl. 33801. The prospective
buyer then instructed to make contact after she had made the transfer to provide
information so the "mover" could come and pick up the gown.
On Monday, at approximately 0930, complainant received a UPS envelope
with a check in the amount of $3000.00 with a return name of (Concepts NREC/140
Mill Street/White River Junction, VT./ 05001 and TD Banknorth /140 Mill St.1
LeWiston, ME/ 04240/207-795-5301" at the top of the check. The complainant real-
ized this was a possible scam, she contacted her husband, and later called police to
make a report.
Officer attempted to call the phone number listed on the check. No one
answered the phone and there was no answering machine. He attempted to find (via
internet, information on the return address on the envelope that was marked
"Sporting Goods LLC /4800 Corporation Dr./ Fayetteville, NC 28306" with negative
results. The complainant also provided a UPS tracking detail of the shipment. The
original pick up location was not provided and UPS was not able to provide the spe-
cific address when she inquired. The UPS representative could only provide a com-
pany name of "Dayco". An internet search revealed multiple possibilities for this
name. Dayco is an aftermarket automotive product.
All documents were placed in the property room. Case pending, internet
FRAUDULENT USE OF PERSONAL IDENTIFICATION
An Officer was dispatched to a follow up investigation at West lth Street..
Upon arrival and after speaking with the victim, it was determined that the incident
was actually fraudulent use of the victim's ID. Victim advised the Officer that he was
at Publix when he was told that Publix had some bad checks from him. Victim said
that he has never had a checking account. The address Publix had was West 15th
Street. JSO responded to his house, checked that address and discovered it was a
vacant home. Victim retrieved mail in his name from
West 15th Street and discovered an account with Bank of America in his name.
The Victim received a 6 page print out detailing account usage in his name.
He said he has never had a checking account or any type of account with Bank of
America. He also advised he filed a report in May, when his wallet was stolen. The
Victim said one other person lives in his house Paul, and he believes Mr. Paul may
have knowledge of the fraudulent usage of his ID, however, neither the Victim nor
the officer was able to contact or locate Mr. Paul at this time.
No further information at this time.
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of the newest member ofAirTran Airways'fleet, 'Magic 1.'
Jet is first NBA-themed
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ORLANDO, FL The
Orlando Magic and
AirTran Airways, with the
help of the Magic's
Dwight Howard, unveiled
the newest member of
AirTran Airways' fleet,
'Magic 1,' today at the
Magic Carpet Aviation
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In addition to
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the first NBA-themed air-
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also donated $5,000 to
both the Dwight D.
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the Orlando Magic Youth
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to celebrate the occasion.
The Orlando Magic
and AirTran Airways
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Dwight Howard of the Orlando Magicposes with his par-
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DECEMBER 19, 2009
FAMU PRESIDENT AND MRS. JAMES H. AMMONS SHARE SOME HOLIDAY JOY
President and Mrs. James H. Ammons distribute booKs and git cars
to children at the Toy Drive Program at Gaither Gymnasium.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. On the twelfth day of December, Florida A&
University (FAMU) President and Mrs. James H. Ammons shared some holid
cheer by donating bicycles, books and gift cards to more than 300 children in
Tallahassee community. The program benefitted children from Bond Elementa
Fairview Middle; FAMU-Developmental Research School; Oak Ridge Elementa
Griffin Middle; John G. Riley Elementary; Nims Middle; Pineview Element;
Schools and New Beginnings.
Mayor John Marks also participated in the program designed to prom(
reading."It is important we show the community that we care and how import
they are to us, especially during this holiday season," said President Ammons.
One parent, Amanda Love, thought the toy drive, was a wonderful event.
Tegug ig getter than anta
Santa lives at the North Pole.
JESUS is everywhere.
Santa rides in a sleigh
JESUS rides on the wind and walks on the water.
Santa comes but once a year
JESUS is an ever present help.
Santa fills your stockings with goodies
JESUS supplies all your needs.
Santa comes down your chimney uninvited
JESUS stands at your door and knocks.. and then enters your
You have to stand in line to see Santa
JESUS is as close as the mention of His, name.
Santa lets you sit on his lap
JESUS lets you rest in His arms.
Santa doesn't know your name, all he can say is "Hi little boy
or girl, What's your name?"
JESUS knew our name before we did. Not only does He know
our name, He knows our address too. He knows our history
and future and He even knows how many hairs are on our
Santa has a belly like a bowl full of jelly ,
JESUS has a heart full of love.
All Santa can offer is HO HO HO
JESUS offers health, help and hope.
Santa says "You better not cry"
JESUS says "Cast all your cares on me for I care for you.
Santa's little helpers make toys
JESUS makes new life, mends wounded hearts, repairs bro-
ken homes and builds mansions.
Santa may make you chuckle but
JESUS gives you joy that is your strength.
While Santa puts gifts under your tree
JESUS became our gift and died on the tree.
It's obvious there is really no comparison.
We need to remember WHO Christmas is all about.
We need to put Christ back in Christmas.
Jesus is still the reason for the season.
May the Lord Bless and Watch over you and your loved ones
this Christmas 2009
And may He prosper and bless the work of your hands in the
God bless you all ...
AM EN, AND AMEN.
IN GOD WE TRUST!!-
President James H. Ammons (right) and Tallahassee Mayor John Marks
take a picture with Christopher Osborne, a first grader at Pineviev
Elementary, who won a bicycle at the Toy Drive Program.
ant "I think this [toy drive] was very helpful," said Love, who has a third grader at
Pineview and a six grader at Fairview. "The whole program was motivational for
This toy drive is wonderful for those who may be less fortunate than others.
FAMU is doing some wonderful things. I hope FAMU keeps up the good work."
One third grader from Bond Elementary was truly excited because he won a bicy-
cle, which was his first. "I really like the colors because red and black are my
favorite colors," said the third grader. "I hope it stops raining so I can ride it."
William Jackson, M.Ed.
The children were entertained by members of the FAMU Marching "100,"
the Boys Choir of Tallahassee, FAMU cheerleaders, Tallahassee Girls Choir of
CHOICE and the Mountain Dew Cloggers. Mayor Marks also did a reading of the
"Spirit of Christmas." They also received greetings from the FAMU men's basket-
FAMU will also make a donation to Mothers In Crisis, Inc.
FAMU faculty, staff and students collected more than $15,000 in gift cards, books
TIPS NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTION FOR
NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTIONS SHOULD INCLUDE REVIEW OF
Given the current economic situation, it is clear that maximizing per-
sonal assets is important. The American Society of Appraisers suggests that
People take the opportunity at the beginning of the new year to resolve to
document and assess personal assets.
"The contents of most peoples' homes are worth tens of thousands of
dollars and they don't even realize it," said Sharon Ring Rollins, chair of the
personal property committee of the American Society of Appraisers.
When people count up their assets, they normally include the value of their
home and other real estate, cars, bank accounts, retirement accounts,
stocks and bonds, etc. What many people forget, however, is that their per-
sonal assets include the contents of their home including artwork, antiques,
jewelry, collectibles, etc. The value of those items needs to be considered
for estate planning purposes, to ensure that they are properly covered by
their homeowners or renters insurance policies in case of a loss, and for sale
or charitable donation purposes.
The American Society of Appraisers offers tips for homeowners or
renters to get started reviewing their personal assets.
Documentation. Take an inventory of the items in your house. Open cabi-
nets and closets and document the contents with video or photos. Make lists
of what you own, where you got each item, etc., and keep receipts.
Make note of potentially valuable items. Make a list of items that you think
might be especially valuable, including family heirlooms, artwork, and
Get an appraisal of valuable items. If you think you have valuable items
and want to know more about their value, consult an accredited appraiser.
Review your homeowners or renters policies. These policies have a cer-
tain coverage amount for the contents of your home. Do a rough calculation
of the value of the contents of your home if you had to replace everything.
Does the amount in your currently policy cover it? If not, talk to your insur-
ance agent about raising the limit or get special riders for extremely valuable
items. Owning a few pieces or fine art or a few good antiques may mean that
the coverage in your policy is less than adequate.
"Appraisals are important documents like wills. They provide proof of
the worth of a piece of property," said Rollins. "An appraisal performed by an
accredited appraiser will stand up in court, with the IRS, or the insurance
company if need be."
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* PREP RAF
Ribault Integrator returns to
campus for first time to speaks
Jacksonville, FL, December 8,
2009 While it began as a predomi-
nantly white institution (originally
called Lake Forest Junior Senior
High School), Jean Ribault Senior
High was integrated in 1966 by ten
courageous students. Known as the
Ribault 10, these students were hand
picked by the NAACP to suffer the
hardships of being pioneers; cursed
at, called racial slurs, and ostracized
they paid a tremendous price for all
who would follow in there footsteps.
Fortunately, time brings about
change. On Tuesday, December 8,
2009 commemorating the tenth lead-
ership workshop by the Ribault
Alumni Group, Maxine Engram, one
of the Ribault 10, returns for the first
time to speak at her alma mater
about the obstacles she faced during
that time in history.
Today, in the halls of Ribault
and all throughout the state she is
known as a Legend; bringing a mes-
sage of success and triumph
undoubtedly needed during this time
in the school's history.
The Ribault 10: Thomas
Crumpton, Linda Dinkins, Jean
Downing, Maxine Engram, Kenneth
Hart (deceased), Martha Hemphill,
Alton Idowu, Chris Johnson,
Longineu Parsons, Pat Pearson.
Excellence: No Limits
Student Leadership Workshop X
Fall 2009 Conference Schedule
Excellence: No Limits Motivational
Dr. John Guns
Gentlemen Only Workshop
For The Ladies Workshop
Dr. Corene Williams
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Irvin "Pedro" Cohen
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"SHOP WITH AN F.O.P. COP!"
Monday December 21st, 2009
The Jacksonville chapter of the Fraternal Order of Police will hold its 7th Annual
"Shop with an FOP COP" Monday December 21, 2009 at The Avenues Mall.
"Shop with an F.O.P. COP!" teams 100 deserving children with law enforcement
officers for a day of holiday shopping at The Avenues Mall. Children are nominated
through several Jacksonville organizations including Big Brothers/Big Sisters, 100 Black
Men of Jacksonville, Police Athletic League, Mayor's Hispanic American Advisory Board
and the Jacksonville Housing Authority. Each of the five organizations selects 20 children
as a reward for grades, behavior, attitude or similar qualities.
The children will meet at The Avenues Mall Food Court on Monday, December
21st at 9:00 a.m. where each will be paired with an officer and given a $75.00 gift card. The
officers will accompany the children through the mall for a one-on-one shopping excursion.
The program is in its Seventh year and is funded through the FOP's annual
fundraising drive. Nelson Cuba, president of the Jacksonville FOP, said the program rein-
forces positive interaction between children and officers. "Our officers want to be known
as a positive resource for kids." This event will not only serve as a way in which to reward
deserving children in the area, but also to increase the interaction between local officers and
the youth of Jacksonville. "We hope they will forge friendships and develop lasting respect
for law enforcement," said Nelson Cuba, president of the 3,000-member Jacksonville F.O.P.
"We are very excited about this program. Our officers want to be known as a positive
resource for kids."
The Fraternal Order of Police is a non-profit organization that protects and defends
the interests of law enforcement officers. In addition to negotiating wages, benefits and
terms and conditions of employment, the FOP guards the health, welfare and safety of its
members through education, training, communication and legislative programs. The
Jacksonville FOP is well known for its dedication and service to local charities.
FIGHTS TO BEAT
The Philanthropy Project-At 13,
S Antwain Duncan still dreams of baseball
i' a taking him far in life. His wicked, tailing
wr. fastball helped him to an undefeated
record and his team to a championship in
Hattiesburg, Miss. Maybe that pitch can
still get him to the major leagues. With
one bad bounce six months ago, baseball
set Antwain on a journey to a place 300 miles from home, a place where dozens of people
work daily to restore his arm and save his life.
Antwain has cancer. He is a patient at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in
Memphis, one of the world's leading pediatric research centers for catastrophic illnesses.
Sidelined from the sport he loves, Antwain waits for his left arm to heal. It is frozen in a
brace, half-raised like a driver's elbow pointing out a car window. Below his shoulder is a
metal rod in place of bone.
He is far from returning to the mound. Antwain knows that. Right now, he'd settle
for going back to school. "I never dreamed I'd ever say that," Antwain said. Antwain was
preparing for the league all-star game in May when everything changed. A teammate tossed
him the ball when he wasn't looking and it hit the young right-hander in his left arm. He
shrugged it off and continued to practice, throwing balls and shagging grounders. It wasn't
Antwain's throwing arm that got hit, anyway.
His right arm is the focus of every batter in the league. Antwain throws an almost-
unhittable 60 mph-plus fastball that hooks inside as it passes over the plate, according to his
Antwain's not the type to complain, either. "He's just a tremendous young man with
quiet confidence. He doesn't boast about himself. He lifts his teammates," said Coach
William Vinyard. But after that practice, the soreness in Antwain's arm grew more intense.
He had trouble sleeping that night. The next morning, the soreness was replaced by a throb-
bing ache. Antwain skipped Saturday practice.
By Sunday afternoon, Antwain was nearly crying in pain, said his mother,
Juawanda Duncan. A single mom, she works part time in a convenience store -- a job with-
out health benefits.
The next day, she took her son to the family physician. The doctor told her he did-
n't see anything wrong with Antwain's arm, but to be sure to have it X-rayed.
Later that afternoon, she got the call she feared. The X-ray showed a large mass on
her son's upper arm. "It felt like a door had just closed," Juawanda said. "Like I was going
to have a meltdown."
Osteosarcoma kills roughly half of those who develop the disease within five years,
according to health experts. The mortality rate rises to seven in 10 for patients in whom the
cancer has spread to other parts of the body.
Cancer benched Antwain from the all-star game. He worried he might never pitch
again. His mom's fear ran deeper. She became tormented by the thought that her son might
die. How could she pay for the treatment he needed?
When Antwain was referred to St. Jude, his mother took two weeks to get there. She
needed to save up enough money for the bus fare.
"As we left Hattiesburg in the Greyhound, I put it in God's hands," said Juawanda.
"Whatever happens, it's our destiny."
She discovered one of her prayers had already been answered. On arriving at St.
Jude, she learned that the hospital would cover the cost of Antwain's treatment for the rest
of his life. Along with that, the Duncans would live in a nearby apartment rent-free for as
long as Antwain was at the hospital.
She wouldn't even have to pay for the bus ride home. St. Jude is a not-for-profit
hospital funded almost entirely from private contributions. It costs $1.4 million a day to run
the hospital, and $1 million to house, feed and provide transportation for patients and their
families. Of that sum, less than $200,000 comes from private insurance, according to rep-
resentatives of the hospital.
"Once I arrived here, another door opened," Juawanda said. "It felt like a gigantic
weight had been lifted off my shoulders." Without having to worry about a hospital bill she
can never pay, Antwain's mom said she can focus solely on her son's recovery and be by his
side instead of hundreds of miles away.
In the past six months, Antwain has undergone surgery, dozens of rounds of
chemotherapy and physical rehabilitation. What made him good at baseball -- perseverance
-- has helped him battle cancer.
"He's a good kid," said Fariba Navid, a St. Jude oncologist. "He's a fighter." But
he's still in the middle innings of his battle to strike out this disease. He's being treated for
several cancerous nodules in his lungs and is undergoing physical therapy for his arm.
His doctors remain upbeat about his prognosis. Prior to Antwain's surgery,
chemotherapy treatments alone shrank the tumor by 95 percent.
Antwain is also taking part in a clinical trial of a drug to repair abnormal blood ves-
sels that surrounded the tumor. Doctors hope the treatment will prevent the cancer from
For Antwain, his love of baseball has helped fuel his recovery. He can't imagine life
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