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Teen Dies on 18th Birthday
While Playing Basketball
Monday was his 18th birth-
day and Phillip Jackson III of
Sandalwood High School,
collapsed during halftime of
the basketball tournament at
Terry Parker High School.He


Phillip was a very active ath-
lete, and played both basket-
a;, ball and football.
Phillip Jackson III, 18 According to reports, a defib-
rillator was not used when he collapsed because he still
had a pulse. Even though an autopsy was performed, the
cause of his death had not been determined at the time of
this writing. Phillip was the father of a 14-month-old son,
Sean

Pregnant Woman Dies

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I They instructed the shop to call
911, as the lady's 3-year-old son looked on.
The mother and her new born daughter, both died.
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The Good

Quadruplets Get Accepted to Yale


Al lour OI tne uanoury, Connecticut orotner anu sis-
ter quadruplets received acceptance to Yale University,
Class of 2014. They are Ray, Kenny, Carol and Martina
Crouch.
This is a first for the university, to accept quadruplets.
The quadruplets were born more than two months pre-
mature but this and other achievements have helped
them make up for their rough start in life.
The Princess and the Frog
The Disney movie, The
Princess and the Frog is a
hit at the theater and at
Disney.
The sales have been out-
standing as both male and
female children, along
with the parents, find it
extremely delightful.
i Disney is now diverse.


Year 2009 in Review


President Obama's Accomplishments
January 20 November 30, 2009


Barack H. Obama
became the ; 44th
President of the United
States on January 20,
2009. He is the first
African American to hold
that position and is strug-
gling to achieve his goal
for "change" in America
through a myriad of criti-
cism since he is not a
magician.
The GOP is courting
other Democrats to
change parties. But when
one take a closer look at
his record, he is making
changes..


The 90 Accomplishments of President Obama Since Inauguration
1. Ordered all federal agencies to undertake a study and make recommendations for ways to cut spending, 2. Ordered a review of
all federal operations to identify and cut wasteful spending and practices. 3. Instituted enforcement for equal pay for women,
4. Beginning the withdrawal of US troops from Iraq, 5. Families of fallen soldiers have expenses covered to be on hand when the
body arrives at Dover AFB, 6. Ended media blackout on war casualties; reporting full information, 7. Ended media blackout on cov-
ering the return of fallen soldiers to Dover AFB; the media is now permitted to do so pending adherence to respectful rules and
approval of fallen soldier's family, 8. The White House and federal government are respecting the Freedom of Information Act,
9. Instructed all federal agencies to promote openness and transparency as much as possible, 10. Limits on lobbyist's access to the
White House, 11. Limits on White House aides working for lobbyists after their tenure in the administration. 12. Ended the previ-
ous stop-loss policy that kept soldiers in Iraq/Afghanistan longer than their enlistment date, 13. Phasing out the expensive F-22 war
plane and other outdated weapons systems, which weren't even used or needed in Iraq/Afghanistan' 14. Removed restrictions
on embryonic stem-cell research, 15. Federal support for stem-cell and new biomedical research, 16. New federal fund-
ing for science and research labs, 17. States are permitted to enact federal fuel efficiency standards above federal stan-
dards, 18. Increased infrastructure spending (roads, bridges, power plants) after years of neglect, 19. Funds for high-
speed, broadband Internet access to K-12 schools, 20. New funds for school construction, 21. The prison at
Guantanamo Bay is being phased out, 22. US Auto industry rescue plan, 23. Housing rescue plan, 24. $789
billion economic stimulus plan, 25. The public can meet with federal housing insurers to refinance (the new
plan can be completed in one day) a mortgage if they are having trouble paying, 26. US financial and banking
rescue plan, 27. The secret detention facilities in Eastern Europe and elsewhere are being closed, 28. Ended
the previous policy; the US now has a no torture policy and is in compliance with the Geneva Convention stan-
dards, 29. Better body armor is now being provided to our troops, 30. The missile defense program is being
cut by $1.4 billion in 2010, 31. Restarted the nuclear nonproliferation talksYear Continued on A-7
and building back up the nuclear inspection infrastructure/protocols

The Bad The Sad


Tiger Woods May Be Alone
g Tiger Woods and his many
affairs was such big news
mainly because he was so
highly respected as an ath-
3 lete.
There was never any gos-
sip about Tiger, only his
Tiger and wife Elin winnings. Now, he may be
headed to divorce court
giving up half of his estate and getting short visits
with his two children. Tiger, was it worth it?

How Much Can Domestic
Violence Hurt?
Chris Brown has lost most
of his fan base and sponsors
after he was exposed for his
severe violence against his
lady and performing part-
ner, Rihanna. He is trying
to recover but when one see
Rihanna and Chris this month's GQ Magazine,
Brown Rihanna is not trying to
cover. She is on the cover,
topless. She has gone from "LilMiss Sunshine,
according to Black News, to "Good Girl Gone Bad"
to "Rated R" Is this the result of her domestic vio-
lence experience? That is a lot of changing in 2009.
Last year, she was considered one of the world's
'best dressed.'


Sinbad Files for Bankruptcy
Sinbad filed for bank-
Miruptcy on December 11 th
1 with $8.15 million in bad
debt and only $50,000 in
assets and $10 to $50
million in liabilities.
Sinbad, the comedian

Michael Jackson,The Big Loss
Michael Jackson's death was so
sudden that it is still difficult to
accept by many. He truly was
the 'king of pop'. The FBI
Released their investigative
C L~S A records on him this week show-
ing that they found no evidence
' of him committing any wrong


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basis of pre-existing
conditions once the
ere W e Stand exchanges are open,


Early this morning, the
Senate made history and
health reform cleared its
most important hurdle yet --
garnering the 60 votes need-
ed to move toward a final
vote in that chamber later
this week.
This marks the first time in
our nation's history that
comprehensive health
reform has come to this
point. And it appears that the
American people will soon
realize the genuine reform
that offers security to those
who have health insurance
and affordable options to
those who do not.
I'm grateful to Senator Harry
Reid and every senator
who's been working around
the clock to make this hap-
pen. And I'm grateful to you,
and every member of the
Organizing for America


community, for all the work
you have done to make this
progress possible.
After a nearly century-long
struggle, we are now on the
cusp of making health insur-
ance reform a reality in the
United States of America.
As with any legislation,
compromise is part of the
process. But I'm pleased that
recently added provisions
have made this landmark
bill even stronger. Between
the time when the bill passes
and the time when the insur-
ance exchanges get up and
running, insurance compa-
nies that try to jack up their
rates do so at their own peril.
Those who hike their prices
may be barred from selling
plans on the exchanges.
And while insurance compa-
nies will be prevented from
denying coverage on the


Letter to the Editor


in the meantime
there will be a high-risk pool
where people with pre-exist-
ing conditions can purchase
affordable coverage.
A recent amendment has
made these protections even
stronger. Insurance compa-
nies will now be prohibited
from denying coverage to
children immediately after
this bill passes. There's also
explicit language in this bill
that will protect a patient's
choice of doctor. And small
businesses will get addition-
al assistance as well.
These protections are in
addition to the ones we've
been talking about for some
time. No longer will insur-
ance companies be able to
drop your coverage if you
become sick and no longer
will you have to pay unlim-
ited amounts out of your
own pocket for treatments


tnat you neeo.
Under this bill families will
save on their premiums;
businesses that would see
their costs rise if we don't act
will save money now and in
the future. This bill will
strengthen Medicare and
extend the life of the pro-
gram. Because it's paid for
and gets rid of waste and
inefficiency in our health
care system, this will be the
largest deficit reduction plan
in over a decade.
Finally, this reform will
extend coverage to more
than 30 million Americans
who don't have it.
These are not small changes.
These are big changes.
They're fundamental
reforms. They will save
money. They will save lives:
And your passion, your
work, your organizing
helped make all of this pos-
sible. Now it's time to finish
the job.
Thank you,
President Barack Obama


In the past few months I have heard the debates about
Healthcare reform. As a nurse I see on a daily basis the need
to improve our Healthcare System. We have over 40 million
people in this country uninsured. I can say I don't know
how to correct all the issues in healthcare but it must start


now. We are one of the most industrialized countries but such shortcomings when it comes to providing adequate health-
care for all. This is not the first time a visionary such as Barack Obama pushed to make changes with healthcare. There
was another person, Attorney Homer G. Phillips of St. Louis, Missouri who saw the importance of adequate healthcare.
He was fed up with people being turned away from hospitals because of race, creed, and financial difficulties. He grew
tired of hearing the stories of black patients being mistreated such as being placed in the basements of local hospitals for
treatment or babies being born underweight and placed in shoe boxes rather than cribs. Mr. Phillips rallied with local
leaders and won the vote to build a hospital for $1.2 million. In 1937, Homer G. Phillips Hospital opened and became the
flagship for healthcare in St. Louis. This is remarkable that in 2009, we are still fighting for improvements in healthcare.
No matter what side of the debate you are on this issue, we must know that our present system is a failure. We must start
somewhere and NOW. Please contact your congressmen and senators to be present for the upcoming vote on Healthcare
Reform. The unbelievable part about Homer G. Phillips is he never lived to see the hospital that he fought so hard to have
for the city of St. Louis. He was assassinated in 1931 in broad daylight because of his view. Don't let the blood, sweat,
and tears of our ancestors be in vain. We must stand and rally for the right to have healthcare for us ALL.


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MARVIN SAPP -an
American Gospel music
singer, recording with the
group Commissioned dur-
ing the 1990s before begin-
ning a solo career. Sapp is
also the Founder and
Senior pastor of
Lighthouse Full Life
Center Church, located in
Grand Rapids, Michigan.


He began singing in church at age four. He spent his
teenage years singing with a number of Gospel groups
and ensembles before being invited by Gospel singer
Fred Hammond to sing with Commissioned. After the
dissolution of the Commissioned in 1995, Sapp decid-
ed to establish himself as a contemporary gospel solo
artist and has recorded seven albums. Sapp has
achieved crossover fame with the release of "Never
Would Have Made It" from the album Thirsty.
In 2009, Sapp won every Gospel Stellar Award that
he was nominated for. On October 16, 2009, Marvin
recorded the follow-up to his hit album Thirsty entitled
Here I Am, expected to be released in March, 2010.


Who departed this
26, 2008.


In Eternal Memory
of
The Late
Tyrone Earl Williams
(Tamberine Man)
life one year ago, December


There is a bridge of memories from earth
to Heaven above...
It keeps our dear one near us,
It's the bridge that we call Love!
We miss you and will cherish your memory forev-
er: Mother and Father; Ora & donald McQueen,
Children, Brothers, Sisters, Other Relatives and
many Friends.


'Faith In Our Community
Schedule of Events and Services
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 broth-
ers and sisters in and around Jacksonville to come and
worship with us.
FIRST CHURCH OF PALM COAST -First Church
Music Ministry's, "A Celebration of the Season"
through electrifying, passionate praise. It's on for
December 20, 2009 at the 10:45 a.m. service. First
Church of Palm Coast, at 91 Old Kings Road North, is
the pastorate of the Rev. Gillard S. Glover. The church
can be reached at (386) 446-5759.
REVIVAL! REVIVAL! REVIVAL! FAUST TEM-
PLE CHURCH OF GOD IN CHRIST with Bishop
Rushie Dixon, 3328 Moncrief Rd., Jacksonville, 7:30
p.m. December 29th, 30th, Closing on Watch Night
December 31, 2009. Special Guest Speaker, Dr. Earl W.
Carter, Sr., Truth and Victory Church of God In Christ,
Senior Pastor and Founder. For more information, call
(904) 353-1418.
THE FIRST CHURCH OF PALM COAST MUSIC
MINISTRY presents national recording artist Ray
Scott in "A New Season". Mr. Scott will be in concert
at the church on News Years Eve, December 31, 2009
at 9:30pm. The concert will be followed by Watchnight
Service. Join us for an evening of music and fellowship
at 91 Old Kings Rd., North, Palm Coast, FL. 386 446
5759 church ofc.Contact the church office for addition-
al information.
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Almighty GodFather of all mercies and giver of all
comfort: Deal graciously, we pray thee, with those
who mourn, that casting every care on thee, they may
know the consolation of thy love, through
Jesus Christ our LORD.


BROWN, Mr. Johnny,
died December 17, 2009.
BROWN, Mary Jane,
died December 20, 2009.
COOKE, Robert, Jr.,
died December 16, 2009.
DANTZLER, John M.,
70, died December 20,
2009.
EPPERSON, Shelia A.,
died December 15, 2009.
FLOURNOY, Mrs.
Lillian, died December
20, 2009.
GAMBLE, Arthur, Jr.,
died December 17, 2009.
GILL, Ulice, died
December 17, 2009.
GRIFFITH, Shileia,
died December 20, 2009.
HARMON, Mrs. Dinah


M., died December 17,
2009.
HOLLIDAY, Mack, died
December 14, 2009.
MARTIN, Clinton C.,
died December 15, 2009.
OWENS, Alfred P., died
December 16, 2009.
PORTER, James E., died
December 15, 2009.
POWELL, Larry, died
December 16, 2009.
ROBERTSON,
Claudette, died
December 17, 2009.
SCOTT, Master Jaiden
I.E., died December 14,
2009.
SHOWERS, Lucille B.,
died December 17, 2009.


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BEBE WINANS
ARRESTED FOR
DOMESTIC VIO-
LENCE ,-Gospel singing
star BeBe Winans has been
arrested for beating down
his ex-wife over
i Valentine's Day weekend.
In an interview with
WSMV Nashville, Debra
Winans says her former
husband BeBe Winans pushed her to the ground and
Chris Browned her in front of their children. BeBe and
Debra were married for 16 years before divorcing in
2003.
The alleged assault happened when BeBe Winans
showed up at his ex-wife's Nashville home and the two
began arguing about custody issues. Debra and BeBe
Winans have a 13-year-old daughter and 10-year-old
son together.




On July 22, 2009 -
Jacksonville morned a
great music legend, Gospel
music promoter Brother
Jerome "Jaye"
Brummell. Mr. Brummell
was formerly a radio
announcer with WCGL
until he founded and held
the position of President of
Glorify Entertainment
Group. Jaye was, also
President of the Jacksonville
Gospel Announcer's Guild. There was a memorial cel-
ebration of his homegoing on August 29th in
Jacksonville, which was held on the 11th Anniversary
of Glorify Entertainment Group. This event celebrated
the Life of "Jaye." We thank God for His soldier and for
the impact his Godly example has had on each of us.


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

Historic Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church
Sunday
W orship Service .......................... . . .... 10:00 a.m.
Church School .................................... 8:30 p.m .
Wednesday
"Glory Hour" Bible Study .. . . ............... 10:00 a.m.
"Jehovah Jireh" 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
Sunday School......................................... ................................ 9:30 a.m.
M morning W orship.......................................................................... 11:00 a.m .
Tuesday................................................ Prayer Meeting & Bible Study,7:00 p.m.
Thursday........................... ...................................... Joy Night,7:00 p.m .
"Email: Gospell75@aol.com
Website: Greaterelbethel.org

PENTECOSTAL CHURCH of GOD
"Jesus Loves Sinners Church Folk Don't"
Elder Joseph Rice
Sunday School ------ -- -------- 10:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship ---------------12:00 Noon & 7:00 p.m.
Bible Study -------------------Tuesday & Friday----- 7:00 p.m.
(912) 267-6395 (912) 996-4864 Cell
2705 MLK Blvd., Brunswick, GA 31520

... Paynes Chapel A.M.E. Church
I -2200 Albany Street, PO Box 759. Brunswick. GA31520
91,, 2)161-9555
A Richard Hui-cherson, Pastor
W''orship Opportunities:
Sunday Church School
"A Life Changing pricec" . 9:15 10:55 a.m.
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"There's Always Something Happening On The First Coast"


A 90th Birthday Celebration
The 90th Birthday Celebration honoring Mrs.
Dorothy Wise Hicks-Bazzell was held recently at
Avondale's Blue Fish Restaurant (formerly Sterling's).
Outside the weather was cool and sunny. Inside the Blue
Fish it was both warm and sunny as friends and relatives
celebrated this marvelous and blessed milestone!
The 90th Birthday Celebration honoring Mrs. Hicks-
Bazzell was hosted by her daughter, Ms. Frances Yvonne
Hicks. Approximately sixty-six (66) were in attendance
along with Mrs. Hick-Bazzell's eighty-six (86) year old
baby doll.
The brief program included: The Welcome and
Introduction of the Honoree, Remembering Our
Ancestors, Who remembers when...? by the hostess Ms.
Hicks; the Prayer and Blessing of the Food given by
Reverend Kennetta Carter, Associate Pastor, St. Paul
AME Church; and intermittent Poems and Psalms being
read by guests Mrs. Lethera Floyd Dunson and Charles
Maxwell, the honoree's neighbor.
Guests at the celebration enjoyed a lunch menu that
included Green Salad, Caribbean Style Tilapia, Chicken
Alfredo, Chicken Salad, Bread/Rolls and Beverages.
Prior to the cutting of the Stunningly gorgeous three-
tiered pale green, Chocolate and Vanilla Birthday Cake
everyone sang the Happy Birthday Song.
Each guest received either a Limoges Porcelain Oval
Dishes in a variety of patterns including the popular 'Tree
of Life' and 'Heart' designs, a four (4) inch decorative
cross embellished with a Cowries shell, or a photograph
of Maine Harbor by Paul W. Smith, a noted photogra-
pher formerly of Jacksonville. Some guests also received
one of several inspiring books written by scholar and
author Dr. Frederick Douglas Harper (formerly of
Jacksonville). The guests determined who at each table
would take a book home. Additionally, all ladies received
a cultured freshwater pearl bracelet constructed by
Mandy, a local beadwork artist.
Mrs. Dorothy Wise Hicks-Bazzell was 'born. on
December 15, 1919 in Jacksonville, Florida to William
Wise and Mrs. Matilda Cain Wise in the Downtown
LaVilla Area (Monroe Street). Mrs. Hick-Bazzell was
married to Willie Francis Hicks and Henry Foster
Bazzell (Mrs. HickslBazzell is emphatic about everyone
remembering that she had two (2) husbands). Her
Children: Frances Yvonne Hicks and Beverly Ann Hicks
(deceased). Mrs. Hicks-Bazzell was educated in the
Public Schools of Duval County and graduated from Old
Stanton High School (Class of 1938) and Florida A&M
College (Class of 1941). Her career included: Teacher,
Bay County Public Schools (Panama City); Secretary,
Adult Night School Program (Duval County Public
Schools); Secretary, James Weldon Johnson Junior High
School (38 years); and Volunteering at James Weldon
Johnson Junior High School and the Jacksonville Area
Chamber of Commerce.
Mrs. Hicks-Bazzell has been a member of St. Paul
AME Church for seventy-nine (79) years and has been
active with Usher Board Number 1, Women of Allen, the
Pulpit Aid Board, and Class Number 25.
Among the guests enjoying the afternoon celebration
were: Mrs. Faye Allen, Robert Allen, Ms. Deborah
Bailey, Ronald and Mrs. Barbara Breaker, Mrs. Ethel
B. Brooks, Mrs. Wanda Tyrus Brown, Mrs. Sylvester
Leggett Bossard, Rev. Kennetta C. Carter, Assistant
Pastor, St. Paul AME Church, J. Carl and Mrs. Betty
Asque Davis, Mrs. Pauline Exson Davis, Mrs. Mary
Ann Demps, Mrs. Lethera Floyd Dunson. (Ft.
Lauderdale, FL), David and Mrs. Ramona Edwards,
Mrs. Veronica Glass Etheridge, Mrs. Richie B. Fluker,
Mrs. Betty Davis Frasier, Mrs. Evelyn H. Galvin,
Ronald E. Galvin, Mrs. Jean B. Gilmore, Mrs. Alma
Glass, Mrs. Carolyn Terry Glover, Mrs. Renee Austin
Harris, Sam and Mrs. Lu Holman, Mrs. Evelyn
Leggett Hughes,. Mrs. Althea Johnson, Mrs. Julia
Johnson, Mrs. Lu Ella Jones, Mrs. Maple M. Jones,
Ed and Mrs. Joan Jordon, James and Mrs. Marlene
Laster, Mrs. Laura Mickins Lee, Kenneth LeSesne,
Mrs. Mary H. Mackey, Ken and Mrs. Roberta
Manuel, Charles T. Maxwell, Mrs. Mary K. Nelson,
Mrs. Sallye Hall Kennedy (and grand daughter Lisa
D. Tinsley (Atlanta, Georgia), Mrs. Eleanor Ocane,
Mrs. Rosalee Proudme, Oliver Robinson, Ms. Jennifer
Sanhou, Ms. Lavell Smith, William Smith, Mrs.
Marilyn M. Surcey (and daughter, Mrs. Angie Surcey
Garner), Mrs. Barbara Flynn-Tolliver, Mrs. Anita R.
Walker, Dr. Phyllis J. Walker, Mrs. Deborah Bazzell
Watferson (daughter Sydney Watterson and niece
Gloria Bazzell), Mrs. Ruth Staley Wheaton, Ms. Trina
White, Mrs. Marilyn Wilkerson Williams, and Ms.
Norma Dean Williams.
Wishes and 'Memories of Dorothy' followed by
Remarks and Acknowledgements concluded the splendid
celebration!!
It was indeed a lovely afternoon for a wonderful
lady!! Happy New Year!


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S Joshua Gibbons, Jr. received the Golden Rule Award recent-
ly at FACES where he attends.Pre-K. He was surrounded by
family as he received his award, making him feel even more
special. A proud father, Joshua Gibbons, Sr., his grandpar-
ents, Robert and Matilda Gibbons.look forward to many
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Kali Brooks of Brunswick, Georgia has been competing for 10 years.
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shows in Brunswick. Since competing, he had lots of fun meeting and talking
with different competitor's, collaborating on workouts, diets and etc. He has
developed a passion for this sport. Now he wants to take the time to help others
reach their fitness goals.
The first time he stepped on stage he was hooked and never looked back. He
loves the self-discipline, motivation, drive, and the healthy lifestyle of the sport.
On May 17, 2008, he competed in his first ALL NATURAL bodybuilding
show...the OCB PRIDE OF THE ATLANTIC / IFPA PRO BOWL, where he
placed 1st in the Novice Short class and 1st in the Open Short class. He went on
to win the overall, and earned his IFPA PRO CARD. Getting ready for his first
professional show, he entered the 2009 INBF NATURAL ATLANTIC COAST
PRO-QUALIFIER on October 10, 2009 the largest fullytested amateur show in
the southeast held in Highpoint, North Carolina. There he placed 2nd in the lightweight class. Five weeks later went on to compete in The Yorton Cup IFPA
Pro show that was held on November 13-14 in Washington D.C., he placed 10th in tie lightweight class.
"It took him 20 weeks and it was NOT easy to get to this point. It took a whole lot of praying, dedication, determination and the will to go after some-
thing you love," he said. "I have overcome tremendous obstacles; physically and mentally in ways I never believed possible. I now believe that if you want
something, nothing is unattainable." It is his plan for 2010 to share what he has learned
by helping others get ready for the stage. He also plan to become a judge for natural com-
petitions and begin to give back some to this sport that has enriched him in so many pos-
itive ways. Kalvin and a good friend of his is hosting a Track Camp on Friday mornings.
It is a total body-workout. For more information contact Kalvin or Tim 912-717-0693.
Shari has competed as a natural bodybuilder for 3 years now-competing in her first
show at the age of 45. She is 5' 0" and weigh in at about 99 lbs contest; ll21bs off-sea-
son. She works as the gym manager at the Powerhouse Gym in Brunswick, Georgia -
leaving a career in healthcare with the local hospital after nearly 24 years! She loves help-
ing others be proactive in their health and seeing them realize their fitness goals.
Her first event in 2007, was the INBF Iron Eagle where she placed 2nd, followed a
few weeks later by the OCB Core Nutritionals Natural, where she captured the overall
women's title and her IFPA Pro Card.
Last year she entered and won the Women's Masters 35+, and Women's Open
Bodybuilding Overall at the 2008 OCB Spirit of America, and then in May 2008, she
entered (and placed 4th) in her first professional event at the IFPA Pro-Bowl in Richmond
Virginia.
After the experience of her first professional contest, she set her sights on the Yorton
Pro worlds. Last year, she volunteered at the same event as an. expeditor with her friend
and fellow competitor Kalvin Brooks to learn all she could about this international level
event. This year's event was held Nov 13-14th, 2009 outside Washington DC and boast-
ed over 75 professional level natural athletes from all over the world. "It was an honor
for me to be included among the 16 pro women bodybuilders," she said. "I was over-
whelmed when the judges awarded me with a 5th place medal."
In October of this year, she participated in the INBF Natural Atlantic Coast in High
Point, NC. She was able to take away the women's masters, lightweight and the overall
title, earning her a place as a professional with the WNBF.
Shari says she loves everything about bodybuilding...the discipline, the challenge, the
networking with others, but mostly, the sense of accomplishment. She said, "I have over-
-- "come tremendous obstacles; physically and mentally in ways I never believed possible. I
now believe that if you want something, nothing is unattainable." She plans to share what
.... ,she have learned by helping others get ready for the stage in 210. She also plans to
become a judge for natural competitions and begin to give back some of this sport that
has enriched her in so many positive ways.
Shari's Contest History
2007 INBF Iron Eagle
2nd Place Women's Open Bodybuilding
2007 OCB Core Nutritionals Natural
1st Place Women's Bodybuilding Masters 35+
Overall Women's Bodybuilding Open Winner
IFPA Pro Card
2008 OCB Spirit of America
1st Place Women's Masters Bodybuilding 35+
py --1st Place Women's Open Bodybuilding
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infrastructure/protocols, 32. Reengaged in the treaties/agreements to protect the Antarctic,
33. Reengaged in the agreements/talks on global warming and greenhouse gas emissions, 34.
Visited more countries and met with more world leaders than any president in his first six
months in office, 35. Successful release of US captain held by Somali pirates; authorized the
SEALS to do their job, 36. US a avy increasing patrols off Somali coast, 37. Attractive tax
write-offs for those who buy hybrid automobiles, 38. Cash for clunkers program offers
vouchers to trade in fuel inefficient, polluting old cars for new cars; stimulated auto sales,
39. Announced plans to purchase fuel efficient American-made fleet for the federal govern-
ment, 40. Expanded the SCHIP program to cover health care for 4 million more children, 41.
Signed national service legislation; expanded national youth service program, 42. Instituted
a new policy on Cuba, allowing Cuban families to return home to visit loved ones, 43. Ended
the previous policy of not regulating and labeling carbon dioxide emissions, 44. Expanding
vaccination programs, 45. Immediate and efficient response to the floods in a orth Dakota
and other natural disasters, 46. Closed offshore tax safe havens, 47. A negotiated deal with
Swiss banks to permit US government to gain access to records of tax evaders and criminals,
48. Ended the previous policy of offering tax benefits to corporations who outsource
American jobs; the new policy is to promote in-sourcing to bring jobs back, 49. Ended the
previous practice of protecting credit card companies; in place of it are new consumer pro-
tections from credit card industry's predatory practices, 50. Energy producing plants must
begin preparing to produce 15% of their energy from renewable sources, 51. Lower drug
costs for seniors, 52. Ended the previous practice of forbidding Medicare from negotiating
with drug manufacturers for cheaper drugs; the federal government is now realizing hun-
dreds of millions in savings, 53. Increasing pay and benefits for military personnel, 54.
Improved housing for military personnel, 55. Initiating a new policy to promote federal hir-
ing of military spouses, 56. Improved conditions at Walter Reed Military Hospital and other
military hospitals, 57. Increasing student loans, 58. Increasing opportunities in AmeriCorps
program, 59. Sent envoys to Middle East and other parts of the world that had been neg-
lected for years; reengaging in multilateral and bilateral talks and diplomacy,
60. Established a new cyber security office, 61. Beginning the process of reforming
and restructuring the military 20 years after the Cold War to a more modem fighting
force; this includes new procurement policies, increasing size of military, new tech-

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What is a Personal Representative, and What Does the Personal
Representative Do?

The personal representative is the person, bank or trust company appointed
by the Court to be in charge of the administration of the decedent's estate. In
Florida, the term "personal representative" is used instead of such terms as "execu-
tor, executrix, administrator and administratrix."
The personal representative has a legal duty to administer the estate pursuant
to Florida law. The personal representative must:

Identify, gather, value and safeguard the decedent's probate assets;
Publish a "A notice to Creditors" in a local newspaper in order to give notice to poten-
tial claimants to file claims in the manner required by law;
Serve a "a otice of Administration" to provide information about the estate admip-
istration and notice of the procedures required to be followed by those having any
objection to the administration of the decedent's estate;
Conduct a diligent search to locate "known or reasonably ascertainable" creditors,
and notify these creditors of the time by which their claims must be filed;
Object to improper claims, and defend suits brought on such claims;
Pay valid claims;
File tax returns and pay any taxes properly due;
Employ professionals to assist in the administration of the estate; for example, attor-
neys, certified public accountants, appraisers and investment advisors;
Pay expenses of administrating the estate;
Pay statutory amounts to the decedent's surviving spouse or family;
Distribute assets to beneficiaries; and
Close the estate.

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nology and cyber units and operations, etc., 62. Ended previous policy of awarding no-bid
defense contracts, 63. Ordered a review of hurricane and natural disaster preparedness, 64.
Established a a national Performance Officer charged with saving the federal government
money and making federal operations more efficient, 65. Students struggling to make col-
lege loan payments can have their loans refinanced, 66. Improving benefits for veterans,
67. Many more press conferences and town halls and much more media access than previ-
ous administration, 68. Instituted a new focus on mortgage fraud, 69. The FDA is now reg-
ulating tobacco, 70. Ended previous policy of cutting the FDA and circumventing FDA rules,
71. Ended previous practice of having White House aides rewrite scientific and environmen-
tal rules, regulations, and reports, 72. Authorized discussions with a orth Korea and private
mission by Pres. Bill Clinton to secure the release of two Americans held in prisons, 73.
Authorized discussions with Myanmar and mission by Sen. Jim Web to secure the release of
an American held captive, 74. Making more loans available to small businesses,
75. Established independent commission to make recommendations on slowing the costs of
Medicare,76. Appointment of first Latina to the Supreme Court, 77. Authorized construc-
tion/opening of additional health centers to care for veterans, 78. Limited salaries of senior
White House aides; cut to $100,000, 79. Renewed loan guarantees for Israel, 80. Changed
the failing/status quo military command in Afghanistan, 81. Deployed additional troops to
Afghanistan, 82. a ew Afghan War policy that limits aerial bombing and priorities aid,
development of infrastructure, diplomacy, and good government practices by Afghans, 83.
Announced the long-term development of a national energy grid with renewable sources and
cleaner, efficient energy production, 84. Returned money authorized for refurbishment of
White House offices and private living quarters, 85. Paid for redecoration of White
House living quarters out of his own pocket, 86. Held first Seder in White House, 87.
Attempting to reform the nation's healthcare system which is the most expensive in the
world yet leaves almost 50 million without health insurance and millions more under
insured,88. Has put the ball in play for comprehensive immigration reform, 89. Has
announced his intention to push for energy reform, 90. Has announced his intention to push
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Bowens moved to Florida
in 2007 to attend the
University of St. Augustine
for Health Sciences. He
graduated in 2009 with a
doctorate in physical thera-
py. He is pleased with the
choice of a career in physical therapy because the train-
ing allows him to be versatile so that he can treat people
of many different backgrounds.
,His objective as a physical therapist is to restore a
person's normal, pain-free movement so that person can
return to whatever functional activities he or she is
unable to perform due to a specific impairment or impair-
ments of the muscular and skeletal systems of the body.
He is interested in working in an outpatient or inpa-
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high school system to provide care to student athletes and
students with disabilities. He is aspired to open his own
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.Dr. Charles B..
McIntosh Receives
":'. FMA Certificate of
SMerit Award -
Considered FMA's highest
award, the Certificate of
Merit was presented to Dr.
McIntosh on July 25, 2009
by the FMA House of
Delegates. He was chosen
as a recipient by the FMA
Board of Governors who
seeks to honor members
"who have rendered exceptional and outstanding serv-
ice to the Association, the medical profession, and to
the public over a period of years."
According to the FMA's press release, "Dr.
McIntosh has provided exceptional and outstanding
service, not only as a practicing pediatrician, but as a
leader in organized medicine and as a dedicated public
servant."
Dr. McIntosh, a Life Member of both the FMA and
the Duval County Medical Society (DCMS), he has
served as Chair of the FMA's Committee on Indigent
Care and was the first African. American President of
the DCMS. (1980) He is also a longstanding member
of the Florida State Medical Association, the National
Medical Association and the Florida Pediatric Society.
Journal of Jacksonville honored Dr. McIntosh as
one of its "Health Care Heroes" because of his
Community service.

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T e d d y "
Washington was a
native of Jacksonville who
played the trumpet with
music greats such as James
-Brown, B.B. King, Frank
Sinatra, Louis Armstrong
and Dizzie Gillespie. He
died in 2009 at the age of
78.
Mr. Washington's man-
ager Ron Pathak called him
'' "one of Jacksonville's cul-
tural jewels our own ambas-
sador of music." He also played charity concerts for
more than 20 years at the bird sanctuary B.E.A.K.S.
founded by Cindy Mosling.
He moved back to Jacksonville in the early 80's
and was committed to the Jacksonville Jazz Festival.
He spent 8 years as festival director. He was inducted
into the festival Hall of Fame in 2006. He performed in
the festival 19 times, the last one was this past Spring
with other members of the Hall of Fame.
After graduating from Old Stanton High School in
1949, Mr. Washington was drafted and played with the
Army band. Back in civilian life, he toured for a time
with B.B. King and got involved in several other music
endeavors before he decided to return to Jacksonville
in 1981 to launch a cable TV show, "The Teddy
Washington Show," that lasted about five years.
In the last decade, Mr. Washington, who had an
extensive collection of musical memorabilia, became
increasingly interested in musical history.
Beginning in 1999, he produced a series of awards
shows,/called the Teddy Washington Follies, that hon-
ored those who had contributed to Jacksonville's musi-
cal heritage.


JOHN HOPE \
.FRANKLIN
1/2/1915- 3/25/2009
Renowned historian
'and professor who played
an instrumental role in
the historic desegregation
case Brown vs. Board of
S Education (Kansas). He
is best known for his
book, "Slavery to
Freedom." Franklin is a
.Fisk University graduate.

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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
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TILLMAN VELENTINE CONSISTORY #22 will honor Illustrious Prince,
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Annual Election Banquet on January 16, 2010, at 7:30 p.m. at the Wilbur
Femander Scottish Rite Center located at 29 West 6th Street.

STATEMENT BY THE PRESIDENT
ON THE PASSING OF ANN NIXON COOPER -"Michelle and I wish to express
our deepest condolences on the passing of Mrs. Ann Nixon Cooper. From her begin-
nings in Shelbyville and Nashville, Tennessee to her many years as a pillar of the
Atlanta community, Ann lived a life of service. Whether it was helping to found the
Girls Club for African American Youth, serving on the board of directors for the Gate
City Nursery, working as a tutor at Ebenezer Baptist Church or registering voters, Ann
had a broad and lasting impact on her community. I also understand that as a wife,
mother and grandmother, Ann was a source of strength for her entire family, and that
she always put them first.
Over the course of her extraordinary 107 years, Ann saw both the brightest lights
of our nation's history and some of its darkest hours as well. It is especially meaning-
ful for me that she lived to cast a vote on Election Day 2008, and it was a deep honor
for me to mark her life in the speech I delivered that night. It was a life that captured
the spirit of community and,change and progress that is at the heart of the American
experience; a life that inspired and will continue to inspire me in the years to come.
During this time of sadness, Michelle and I offer our deepest condolences to all who
loved Ann Nixon Cooper. But even as we mourn her loss, we will also be rejoicing in
all that she meant for her family, her community, and so many Americans."


Manatee Deaths from Boat Strikes
Approach Record
Club Asks for Boaters' Urgent Help,

Op Ed by Dr. Katie Tripp
Director of Science & Conservation
Save the Manatee Club


As of December 4th, 91 manatees have been killed by watercraft in Florida
during 2009, approaching the record of 95 watercraft deaths set in 2002.
We could easily break this record in the remaining two weeks of the year, with-
out a commitment from all of Florida's boaters to help prevent additional deaths.
Anecdotal reports indicate that the economy has changed boating patterns, keep-
ing boaters closer to shore to save money on gas. Concentrating watercraft
inshore, in the same waters inhabited by manatees, could help account for the rise
in mortalities, but this is not a necessary outcome.
Each and every boater, through careful boating practices and compliance with
speed zones, can greatly reduce the number of manatee injuries and deaths from
boat strikes. We are calling for boaters to slow down in manatee habitat, obey the
posted speed zones, and immediately report manatee injuries to the Florida Fish
and Wildlife Conservation Commission at 1-888-404-3922 so that a timely res-
cue can be initiated and the manatee can receive life-saving treatment. Save the
Manatee Club also offers boaters and shoreline property owners free boating ban-
ners and aluminum dock signs to remind fellow boaters that manatees are pres-
ent.
The welfare of individual manatees thoroughly depends on boater compli-
ance with posted speed zones. It's up to all of us to protect manatees from unnec-
essary deaths caused by a propeller blade or boat hull. It's a simple call to action
that carries life or death consequences for our state's iconic, endangered marine
mammal. We truly appreciate everybody's cooperation at this time.
Florida's boating community can request free waterproof boating banners,
aluminum dock signs (for shoreline property owners), and boating conservation
posters by contacting Save the Manatee Club at education@savethemanatee.org.
To view manatee monthly mortality data, visit the Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation's website at
http://research.myfwc.com/features/category_sub.asp?id=2241.
To learn more about manatees and Save the Manatee Club's Adopt-A-
Manatee program, visit the website at www.savethemanatee.org.


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From Actual Police Reports

Did You Hear About?...


Grimes OF 2009

BURGLARY BUT
NOTHING WAS TAKEN
am tOfficer was dispatched to Atlantic Blvd

S(Lighthouse Bay Apartments) in reference to a
SbUpon arrival, he met with the victim. Victim

i stated that he left his residence today around 1700
'inl hours and that he went to work and got off around
col l 2000 hours. Victim stated that he came straight
\," s home and walked to the front door to go inside. He
S' then stated that the front door was locked and he
:' OFFICER used a key to open it. Victim stated that when he
,C. opened his front door he noticed all his belongings
:. were moved around. He said that the kitchen table
was broken, the couches were turned over and the electronics on the TV stand were
thrown to the ground. Victim advised that he then walked into his bedroom and
noticed that the bed was over turned and the TV was missing. Victim stated that he
then noticed that his rear door was kicked in. He looked out into the rear hall way
and noticed that his TV was sitting at the bottom of the stair well.
Victim made several statements that nothing from the apartment was missing.
He also stated several times "man, it's like they were looking for something."
He advised that he thinks his ex-girlfriend may be responsible. He stated that
the only reason he thinks she may be responsible is because he was cheating on her.
He gave me a name of Ebony. Victim could not provide any further information on
Ebony. He would not tell the officer where she lived or how to contact her. Victim
advised that he was with Ms. Ebony for four years. He was not able to provide any
description or even a date of birth for Ms. Ebony. Officer attempted to identify Ms.
Ebony via a search of DAVID and Master Name with negative results.
Another Officer walked into Victim's apartment. Officer observed that his
kitchen table was broken. He also observed the rest of his belongings disturbed and
thrown about. While walking through the apartment Officer noticed several small
plastic baggies laying about the floor. I also noticed a large amount of tobacco on the
coffee table. He made a comment about the materials officer observed and how they
were consistent with narcotics. Victim's attitude changed and he stopped answering
questions.
An ET was assigned by Communications. Officer conducted a neighborhood
canvass with negative results. He was not able to make contact with subject "Ebony"
due to the lack of information obtained from the Victim. Patrol efforts suspended.

INEBRIATED OR AX'S DUMBEST
CRIMINAL?
Officer was dispatched in reference to a burglary which just occurred. Upon
arrival officer met Mr. D and Ms. G, the victims, outside who advised that they were
upstairs when they heard someone kicking at their back door and believed that the
suspect was inside of their residence. Officer conducted a search of the residence and
found the above listed suspect, Mr. E, hiding in the upstairs bedroom closet. The sus-
pect complied too many demands and he was detained. Post Miranda, the suspect
advised that he resides at this residence and he was just in the closet changing his
clothes. In an attempt to get the suspect down the stairs he claimed that he was drunk
and asked where he was. The suspect had a hard time walking down the stairs and
fell at the door where the victim's Florida's identification card, debit card, cash ,
block buster card, and foot locker card fell out of his top front jump suit pocket. The
suspect also had put on the victim Mr. D's pants which contained cigarettes and
money. All property was released back to the victim. Another witness was called in.
She advised that she observed the suspect wearing the army jump suit running
around knocking and banging on people's doors. Due to the suspect's condition, the
detective decided on not interviewing him about the burglary attempt. The suspect
was arrested.
A Drunken Mess

Officer observed a suspect standing in front of a vacant lot at 1240 W. 21st
Street.
The suspect was urinating out in the open. Officer pulled up behind the sus-
pect and continued to watch him urinate. He approached the subject after he finished.
The suspect was asked what he was doing and he replied, "What, I am peeing." The
suspect was arrested. After he was read his Miranda rights, he was taken to the jail.
Post Miranda the suspect told police that he had been drinking alcohol. He also
smelled strongly of an alcoholic beverage and his speech was very slurred. He was
not given an NTA because of his level of Intoxication. It should be noted that the
vacant lot backs up to an occupied home and anyone that may have been present
there would have been able to see his genitals. There was also numerous other indi-
viduals nearby that witnessed the event.




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ARIES


Work quietly behind the
scenes for best results. A new
image can be the result if you
change your look. Friends may
not be completely honest with
you. Take the time to sort out
your personal papers and dou-
ble-check your financial
investments.
\s CANCER
Your partner may be some-
what irritable this week. Do
not let others exhaust you
financially. Move forward if
you want to turn your life
around. Your added disci-
pline will enable you to com-
plete some of those unfin-
ished projects.
fL LIBRA
Property purchases should be
on your mind. You need a day
to rest and relax with the ones
you love. Partnerships may
be plentiful. You can expect
to feel confused about your
personal prospects.

no ICAPRICORN
You will attract new love
interests. Try to join
groups of interest such as
ballroom dance classes or
perhaps an internet organ-
ization. Try out for a local
sports team such as vol-
leyball, tennis, lawn bowl-
ing, or whatever interests
you. You will be in the
doghouse if you are being.


S I TAURUS
Make arrangements to spend
quality time together.
Opportunities to get together
with friends will be enlighten-
ing and entertaining. There
could be opposition or temper
tantrums on the home front.
Physical limitations are possi-
ble if you aren't careful.


Travel for business or
pleasure will be enlighten-
ing. Don't hesitate to voice
your opinions when it
comes to matters pertaining
to work. Sudden changes
regarding colleagues may
surprise you. You need to
do something energetic and
different. .
Ir SCORPION
Be cautious handling tools,
machinery, or dangerous
objects. Advancement can be
yours if you put your efforts
into work related matters. Be
sure you get accurate informa-
tion. You will find that superi-
ors may not see situations as
you do.


OVA


AQUARIUS


Don't be too quick to react.
It might be best to spend
time fixing up your premis-
es and making changes that
will be. appreciated. Take
your time. You will have
the getup and go to con
tribute a great deal to
groups of interest.
I.. ... .- 1


WOMAN GETS SCAMMED


CRAIGSLIST.COM
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
"LianceTeri < k imbpalmer 7 @gmail com"/"Liance
Teri The prospective buyer offered to add an additional $40 to the price so they would
be the highest bidder and asked for complainant'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 arrange-
ments 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 dif-
ference (via Western Union) with her to deduct the cost of the gown plus $100 for
running around fees. The complainant was instructed to send the wired money to
Felicia Jones / 205 East Main Street / Downtown Lakeland, Fl. 33801. The prospec-
tive buyer then instructed to make contact after she had made the transfer to pro-
vide 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 com-
plainant realized 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 nega-
tive 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 specific address when she inquired. The UPS representative could only provide
a company 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
shoppers beware.


.Your Weekly

HOROSCOPE
December 21, 2009 December 27, 2009


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Tf GEMINI
Keep the promises you've
made or you can expect to be
in the doghouse. You're best to
channel your energy into
work. Invite friends in for a
visit. Opportunities for
romance will flourish through
travel.
I VIRGO
Avoid friction with your mate.
Luck is with you, regardless
of the financial venture. Your
efforts won't go unnoticed;
however, someone you work
with may get jealous. Talk to
someone you trust in order to
see the whole picture.
SAGITTARIUS
Be sure you get accurate
information. Take time to
find out all you can. You
may want to take a look at
courses offered at a local
institute. Read between the
lines when signing con-
tracts.
-f PISCES

You can. make changes to
your domestic scene that will
benefit all who reside there.
You will have to be careful
not to let others find out about
your intentions. You can
make financial deals, but it
may be best if you're not
using your own cash. Social
activities or travel should be
in your plans.

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* SPORTS HAPPY NEW YEAR!



FAREWELL TO 2009 ~


ROBERT LEE
.. -' "BULLET BOB"
C ; HAYES was formally
inducted into the National
Football League's Hall Of
Fame August 8, 2009. This
was the last year Hayes
was eligible for enshrine-
ment.
More than once, Hayes
was called, "A football
player who happened to run track," but Hayes did
more than run pass patterns and track meets -he
excelled at both.
He held the title, "World's Fastest Human" by
holding two official world record times and two other
unofficial records.
To date, he is still the only man to have both an
Olympic gold medal and a Super Bowl ring.
Hayes rose to prominence in the early 1960s while
attending Florida A&M, where he played football
under legendary coach A.S. "Jake" Gaither and ran
track.
In 1964 the world took notice as he ran away with
two world records in the Tokyo Olympic Games.
In 1965 he was selected in the NFL draft by the
Dallas Cowboys, where he would spend 10 seasons re-
writing record books and revolutionizing the game.
He finished his career with the San Francisco
49ers.
Because Hayes was so fast, opponents couldn't
cover him man-to-man, he'd simply outrun the cover-
age.
The zone defense was developed, which allowed
defenders to help one another on the pass patterns. The
zone defense is still the basic pass coverage scheme in
football.
Though the zone
defense caused Hayes'
yearly production to fall -
after his first two years in
the league, to this day, he '
still holds the Cowboys' '
touchdown record of 71. It
was a career undoubtedly
headed for the Hall of' -
Fame.


JAGUARS SCHEDULED
.. GAMES
Dec. 27 at New England Patriots Gillette
Stadium :1:00pm CBS' --.- ;
Jan. 3 at Cleveland Browns Cleveland
Browns Stad.1:00pm CBS


RIAN NYI
RAMIREZ
Suspended
The Los Angeles
Dodgers slugger was
suspended 50 games
on MNay 7 for violat-
ing Major League
B as e b all s
Performance
Enhancing Drug
(PED) policy. He
tested positive for
taking a women's fertility drug and it was later discov-
ered Ramirez tested positive for PEDs in 2003 as well.
Ramirez struggled following his suspension, hitting
just 13 home runs.





Former Titans
Quarterback
STEVE McNAIR
has been killed.
o Police said McNair
suffered a fatal gun-
shot wound to the
n head in downtown
Nashville.
e McNair, 36, of
Nashville, TN and
Sahel Kazemi, 20, of Jacksonville, FL, were found
fatally shot in a condominium in downtown Nashville
on Saturday afternoon, authorities said.
Several fans expressed shock and sadness in
response to the news along with former teammates and
other members of the Titans .organization.
Many people commented on how Steve was such an
important part of the community. Steve McNair opened
a restaurant, Gridiron 9 on Jefferson Street in North
Nashville. An employee at McNair's restaurant said
Steve McNair gave him hope. He said when no one
else gave him a chance, Steve hired him immediately.
McNair spent 13 seasons in the NFL, mostly with
the Tennessee Titans, where he excelled on the field as
quarterback. He was named the NFL's co-MVP in 2003
and spent his last two seasons with the Baltimore
Ravens before announcing his retirement in April
2008.
The Titans reached the Super Bowl in 2000, losing
to the St. Louis Rams. McNair led the Titans in a dra-
matic comeback that day, with a final tying touchdown
coming up a yard short..
#/


C H R I S'`
HENRY
5/17/1983
12/17/2009
Cincinnati Bengal's
wide receiver Chris
Henry was found
injured in the road in
south Charlotte,
SNorth Carolina after a
domestic dispute.
According to police the NFL pro suffered life-threaten-
ing injuries. A day later he died. In the final year of a
five year contract, he showed a solid record: 119 pass-
es for 1,826 yards and 21 touchdowns.


BURL
ABRON
TOLER,
SR.(5/9/1928 -
8/16/2009)
Burl Toler was the
first African-
American to officiate
an NFL game after
beginning his 25-year
career in professional
football in 1965.
Toler was also the first
y


\official to call a Super Bowl.


ATLANTA (December 9, 2009) The Weather
Channel (TWC) presents its weekly weather impact
report, the Gametime Weather Index, tracking select
college and pro football games for the weekend of
Dec. 12 13. TWC's Gametime Weather Index will be
featured on air on Thursday evenings during Weather
Center at 7 p.m. ET and online at weather.com.
The index is based on forecast conditions for the
game on the field and the weather's potential to affect
game play. Using a scale from 1 to 10, the index
assigns a 10 for typically "perfect" weather and a 1 for
awful weather -- think 38 degrees, rain and high winds.
NCAA games tracked by TWC's Gametime
Weather Index for Dec. 27 include:
Jacksonville Jaguars @ New England Patriots -
Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, Gillette Stadium, Foxboro, MA.
Gametime Weather Index: 3 (Snow shower; Wind
Impact: MEDIUM, NW at 12.0 mph) Hi 460F; Lo
260F; 40% Precip


HMS'Mrs. Claus leads "elves" in spir-
ited visit to PATCHES facility

MIAMI-The staff at Homestead-
Miami Speedway recently dropped in on
some very deserving children at PATCHES
nursing center in Florida City to spread
holiday cheer and a whole lot of holiday
gifts. And with the smiles that greeted
Speedway staffers emanating from a full
house of nearly 60 kids and 20 medical
practitioners, it's tough to say who went
home happier.
"I just can't think of anything better
than putting a smile on a child's face, and
we got a full day of that," said Homestead-
Miami Speedway Community Relations
Manager Nathalie Salas. "To see the jubila-
tion the kids express in receiving their gifts,
you wouldn't even know they're under
medical care. Spending the day alongside
these resilient children and an incredibly
committed staff at PATCHES is a really
rewarding way to kick into a great holiday
gear."
PATCHES is a state-licensed facility
providing daily medical treatment to chil-
dren with extreme medical needs, as well
as education for parents and caregivers. As


an advocate for early intervention-treat-
ing children from birth to the age of 21
years-the non-profit organization is an
alternative to in-patient hospital care and
the isolation of home care. The facility is
staffed by licensed pediatric nurses, respi-
ratory therapists, licensed rehab therapists
and certified teachers.
"Our goal is to improve the quality of
life and allow kids to be kids here," said
PATCHES CEO Kyle Smith. "We only
have a small window to teach them how to
live and to educate parents on how to cope,
so the earlier the intervention, the better the
outcome. We are a family here."
In advance of Homestead-Miami
Speedway's visit, PATCHES provided a list
of the children's names and ages so
Speedway employees could personalize the
gifts purchased for the holiday event.
Homestead-Miami's "Mrs. Claus" and her
elves then distributed the gifts in a roll-call
fashion that had the kids anxiously await-
ing their turn to be personally summoned.
"It was a really special day," said Salas.
"To see the anticipation in those kids' eyes
really brings to light what a special time of
year it is for all of us, but especially for
those deserving children."


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S 'TIS THE SEASON TO CONNECT: 4 TIPS FOR
MAKING YOUR HOLIDAY PARTIES PROFITABLE!


It may have been cold outside of
Florida A&M University's (FAMU) Alfred
Lawson, Jr. Multipurpose Center Teaching
Gymnasium for the 2009 fall commence-
ment, but inside-parents, family and
friends of nearly 700 FAMU graduates
packed the gymnasium near capacity with
shouts of joy and excitement.
Among those graduates .was
Chantell Black, a broadcast journalism
major, who left two days after commence-
ment to join her unit in Fort Dicks N.J.,
before deploying to Afghanistan. Black
should have deployed with her unit on
September 13; however, her commanding
officer allowed her to finish her final
semester with the expectation that she
would join her unit after graduation.
"This semester I have not been on
active duty." said- Black. "I'm in the
Reserves. I would typically serve one
weekend a month and two weeks a year."
Black is no stranger to Afghanistan. Black
enlisted in the military after high school
and spent a year in Afghanistan. Now,
almost four years after returning from
Afghanistan, Black feels that she is men-
tally prepared because of her years of
experience and education.
Commencement speaker
Congresswoman Corrine Brown, a FAMU
alumna, encouraged the graduates to be
leaders like Black because their leadership
is needed today."We are facing some very
tough times and we are looking for your
leadership," said Brown. "When you are
born, we receive a birth certificate and
when you die, your family receives a death
certificate. The dash between your birth
,and death ,stands for what you will, do, to


make this world a better place."
Graduate Cheryl Truesdell
Mitchell, a third generation Rattler, stated
she wanted to be a great example for chil-
dren. "I wanted to get my master's degree
so I can be a good example for children,"
said Mitchell, who received her degree in
educational leadership. My experience
here at FAMU has been outstanding."
Mitchell is a first grade teacher at Hawks
Rise Elementary in Tallahassee. She is a
National Board Certified teacher .and the
first African American to be named
Teacher of the Year at Hawks Rise in 2007.
She received her bachelor's degree
in elementary education from FAMU in
1990.
During the commencement cere-
mony, FAMU President James H.
Ammons presented former FAMU
Presidents Walter L. Smith and Frederick
S. Humphries with plaques for recognition
as President Emeritus.
During the administration of Smith
[1977-1985], the University grew to 11
schools and colleges and a Division of
Graduate Studies and Continuing
Education. In 1984, the University was
granted the authority to offer its first
Doctor of Philosophy degree, the Ph.D. in
Pharmacology.
In 1985, Humphries [1985-2001]
became the eighth president of FAMU.
The Humphries Years were heralded as a
time of unprecedented expansion and
achievement. During Humphries' tenure,
enrollment soared from 5,100 [1985] to
9,551 [1992]. And by the 1998-1999
school year,. enrollment had4. reached
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It's that time of year again! Time for the annual company or neigh-
borhood holiday party and all the other social events that come with the
holiday season. The truth is that these seasonal events are also a great
place for networking. And even if you don't look at them as a "networking
event," you likely will be meeting new people and making an impression
in the process. You may as well make the most of it!
"Holiday parties mean plenty of opportunities to network," says
Maribeth Kuzmeski, author of The Connectors: How the World's Most
Successful Businesspeople Build Relationships and Win Clients for Life
(Wiley, September 2009, ISBN: 978-0-470-48818-8, $22.95). "But
whether you're the life of the party or full of social anxiety when it comes
to holiday events, it's important that you go into them armed and ready to
make the most of your time with every holiday well-wisher you encounter."
Here are four easy tips for maximizing your interactions at holiday
parties this year:
1. Have a plan of action before you go. If you can, find out in advance
who will be attending the event. Do some research online and on social
networking sites like Linkedin to learn about attendees and give yourself
some connection points with these individuals. (You may even want to
consider asking the host for a guest list.) Pick five people that you defi-
nitely want to talk to while you are there, and don't avoid the big names.
Challenge yourself by making an effort to connect with the most powerful
person in the room.
2. Let them do the talking (You ask the questions)! As you meet new
people this holiday season, be sure to have more in your arsenal than
small talk. But instead of worrying about what you will say, just be ready
to ask good questions and listen. Here are a few to get the conversation
going:
* Where will you be spending the holidays?
* Where did you grow up? Do you still have family there?
* What are your children up to this holiday season? What gifts are
they asking for?
Once the conversation is flowing freely, ask questions that lead to defini-
tive answers:
What's the best thing that has happened to your business this
year?
What's your biggest challenge?
What do you find is the most effective way to keep a client happy?
3. Be prepared to describe yourself in fifteen seconds. It's no doubt
that you have a lot of qualifications and experience. So much that you
could probably go on for hours about yourself. But the hard reality is that
most people would rather talk about themselves more than listen to you.
When you're meeting new people at this season's holiday parties, resist
the urge to give them a ten-minute introduction about yourself. Instead,
prepare a short, fifteen-second description that hits on a few memorable
points. Think about what's unique about what you have done and what will
be remembered in a room full of people.
4. The party may end, but your connection shouldn't. Following an
event, be proactive. Spend ten minutes cementing your connections by
entering people into your database. Include reminders to yourself of inter-
esting or remarkable things people said so that you won't forget them and
can refer back to them in later conversations. And be sure to use social
media to keep in touch. Invite people you've met to connect with you on
LinkedIn or other social networking sites and share something the person
said to you at the event that you remember to make it personal. And if you
can, give them a referral. You will. start connections that may turn out to
be the best gifts you can give YOURSELF this season.
"When you think about it, the holidays are all about connecting and
strengthening relationships with those around us," Kuzmeski concludes.
"So don't throw out those holiday party invitations this year. RSVP with a
'Yes!' and resolve that you won't leave any event without having a made
a couple of great new connections. Put yourself out there, make the first
move, and be yourself. It just may be the best gift you give yourself this
year."
ACT Research Shows Challenging
Coursework Key to Success
Soon both junior high and high school students will select classes
for the next school year. ACT offers valuable information to students and
their parents to help them make decisions as they prepare for the future.
Students should take the most challenging courses in school.
Doi'g so will ensure they're prepared for both college and careers.
A rigorous college-preparatory curriculum is the best choice for]
students even if college isn't on their radar right now. The academic
skills necessary for success in the workplace are the same skills neces-
sary for success in college.
ACT recommends students take the following specific course
sequences:
Four years of English
At least three years of Mathematics, including rigorous
courses in Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II
Three years of Science including rigorous courses in
Biology, Chemistry, and Physics
Three years of Social Studies
For more information about college and career planning, please
visit ACT's student website. Parents can subscribe to the monthly ACT
Parent newsletter. Both students and their parents can follow ACT on
Twitter and Facebook. http://www.actstudent.ora


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multiple satellite rehearsal locations, and outreach throughout the region. He
Jacksonville Children's Chorus Invited to has introduced Chorus singers and their audiences to innovative and
renowned guest artists, and he has broadened the Chorus's opportunities
Perform at Lincoln Center including, performance tours in the southeastern states and to Carnegie Hall.
A nationally-recognized clinician and conductor, Mr. Dailey has recent-
Distinguished Concerts International in New York City (DCINY) ly been invited to be a guest conductor in Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center,
announced today that Mr. Darren Dailey and the Jacksonville Children's at the ACDA Honor Choir in Seattle, and to serve as Artistic Director of the
Chorus have been invited to participate in a performance 2011 Somerset International Choral Festival. He
on Sunday, June 27, 2010, in historic Lincoln Center. has presented workshops for the National
Members of the choir will join with other outstanding cho- Association of Pastoral Musicians, Organization
ruses selected to form a festival chorus. Mr. Dailey him- of Kodaly Educators, North Carolina and Florida
self will be the guest conductor for the performance as chapters of American Choral Directors
well as serve as clinician for the residency. Association, Massachusetts and New Jersey
Dr. Jonathan Griffith, Artistic Director and Principal chapters of the Music Educator's National
Conductor for DCINY states: "The Jacksonville Conference, and many universities. He serves
Children's Chorus received this invitation because of the as FL ACDA R&S Chair for Children's Choir/Boy
quality and high level of musicianship demonstrated by Choirs. As the founding artistic director of the
the singers and the exceptional recommendation given Boston Children's Chorus, Mr. Dailey and his
by Mr. Dailey's choral colleagues. It is quite an honor just chorus performed at the 2004 Democratic
to be invited to perform in Lincoln Center. These wonder- J AC K SO N V I L L E Convention, appeared as the host chorus on the
ful musicians not only represent a high quality of music television special, "Raising the Roof: A
and education, but they also become ambassadors for 0-CI! rlO f Celebration of the Life of Martin Luther King, Jr.
the entire community. This is an event of extreme pride iY X 1 I in Song," broadcast nationally on WGN, and
for everybody and deserving of the community's recogni- performed internationally in Japan. Dailey has
tion and support." produced two recordings: "Come and Rejoice"
The singers will spend five days and four nights in and "Sing!" His work can also be heard on "A
New York City in preparation for their concert. "The singers will spend approx- Boston Christmas" (Back Bay Chorale), "Building Bridges" (Mystic Chorale),
imately 9-10 hours in rehearsals over the five day residency." says Griffith. and "Amani Celebration," a limited-edition compact disc of holiday songs
"Not all of the time is spent in rehearsals, since there is so much history and from 15 children's choirs to benefit African children who have been orphaned
culture to enjoy in New York City; however, the performance in Lincoln Center because of the HIV/AIDS epidemic.
is the primary purpose for their visit to the city." Members of the community Mr. Dailey received a Bachelor of Music Education degree with a con-
are encouraged to give financial support to send these singers to Lincoln centration in Voice from Westminster Choir College and a Master of Music
Center by contacting Mr. Darren Dailey at (904) 346-1636 or via email, ddai- Education in Choral Conducting from Appalachian State University's Hayes
ley@jaxchildrenschorus.com. School of Music. Mr. Dailey is also trained in Kindermusik Early Childhood
Darren Dailey is celebrating his fourth season in Jacksonville, where Beginnings. He has shown his commitment to the future of Jacksonville's
he has been molding The Jacksonville Children's Chorus into a world-class children. His vision of creating one of the nation's premier children's chorus-
organization. Under his artistic leadership the Chorus has grown to serve es will soon be realized.
over 400 First Coast children annually with three core performance choirs,


THINGS TO DO IN DOWNTOWN

JACKSONVILLE


Everything
parties, to a


is happening Downtown! From holiday events and
college bowl and New Year's Eve fireworks, so turn
off the TV reruns and get Downtown!


NEW YEARS FUN


l'( Count down to 2010
with the New Year's Eve
Firework Spectacular
over the St. Johns River.
Fireworks will be shot
from one barge in front
of The Jacksonville
Landing and another
barge in front of the
Hyatt Regency Hotel.
Northbank and
Southbank I Dec 31 |
Midnight
Jacksonville Scene will
ring in 2010 with its New Years Eve Party. The party includes a live DJ, open bar
and light food. There will be a champagne toast at midnight as the fireworks light
up the sky over Downtown.
Museum of Science and History (MOSH) I Dec 31 1 9pm
Enjoy spectacular food, drinks, and a breathtaking view of the St. Johns
River on the New Year's Eve Cruise.
The Jacksonville Princess II Dec 31 I 10pm
Come celebrate New Year's Eve with live music at The Party in the Park.
Donavon Frankenreiter and local artists will perform.
Metropolitan Park I Dec 311 5pm

DOWNTOWN SPORTS


Get pumped up for the
Gator Bowl! Excited fans are
invited to show their team
spirit at the Gator Bowl Pep
Rallies. Join the bands,
cheerleaders, and mascots in
the excitement on New
Year's Eve.
The Jacksonville Landing |
.4" Dec 31 1:30pm
The VyStar 5K Run is a
great way to get involved
with all the excitement the
Konica Minolta Gator Bowl
has to offer. If running or
walking is your thing, this race is for you. The race is held right before the Gator
Bowl Parade, and runs along the parade route through downtown Jacksonville.
The Jacksonville Landing I Dec 31 1:30pm


You are invited to celebrate New Year's Eve. at the Winn-Dixie Hometown
Gator Bowl Parade. The parade through the streets of Downtown features colorful
floats, high school bands and college bands, giant helium balloons, and entertaining
specialty units.
Northbank Riverwalk I Dec 31 | 3pm
Watch the West Virginia Mountaineers take on the Florida State Seminoles
in the Konica Minolta Gator Bowl. It will be FSU coach, Bobby Bowden's final
game.
Jacksonville Municipal Stadium I Jan 1 1pm
Enjoy the thrill and excitement of college football as thousands of fans come
together to celebrate in a festive and family-oriented atmosphere during the
Budweiser Tailgate Party. There will be pep rallies, cheerleaders and bands from
West Virginia and Florida State. Tailgaters will also enjoy interactive games and
inflatables for the kids.
Jacksonville Municipal Stadium | Jan 1 10am




ON GOING HOLIDAY FUN


Come and experience
the magic of reading through
beautifully decorated trees
inspired by beloved books
during the Jacksonville
.u Junior League's Festival of
Trees. Along with the magi-
a. cal playground of trees, the
Main Library will host a vari-
-_ety of events, including read-
ings from local authors and
community leaders.
Jacksonville Main Library S
M Now Jan 6
The City's Office of
,Special Events has revived a
wonderful tradition with
Holiday Window displays.
Downtown storefront win-
dows are alive with festive
holiday scenes created by
local artists, designers and
businesses.
Various Downtown
Locations I Now Jan 2
Escape the holiday stress by relaxing in the Alexander Brest Planetarium for
Holiday Planetarium Programs. From exploration of the winter constellations to the
mysterious journey of the three wise men, there is sure to be something mesmeriz-
ing for the whole family.
Museum of Science and History (MOSH) I Now Jan 4
Come enjoy gigantic, creative gingerbread houses built by chefs, bakers,
architects, engineers and home builders and other local professionals during the
Rotary's Gingerbread House Extravaganza 2009.
Jacksonville Historical Society I Now Dec 23
More downtown events can be found at http://www.downtownjacksonville.org


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