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Britain's Twins in
High School at Age 9
Paula and Peter Imafidon, 9-year-old twins, acid the University
of Cambridge's advanced math exam youngest ever to pass.
Paula and Peter Imafidon play together and fight each
other and love each other as most twins do. They are
prodigies and are about to enter high school at the age of
'nine. This will make them the youngest in British history
to do so. Their parents immigrated. to Britain from
Nigeria more than 30 years ago. Their older three children
were also overachievers. When the British reporter asked
the father about the children all being so far above aver-
age, he credited his children's success to the Excellent in
Education program for disadvantaged inner-city youth of
Britain, and added: "Every child is a genius." "Once you
identify the talent of a child and put them in the environ-
ment that will nurture that talent, then the sky is the limit.
Look at Tiger Woods or the Williams sisters -- they were.
nurtured. You can never rule anything out with them. The
competition between the two of them makes them excel in
anything they do."
Kidnapped Infant is Back at
Home; Kidnapper Arrested
When three weeks old
Melvinew was reported missing
Tuesday, the City of
Jacksonville felt the pain.
Sheriff Rutherford had
appeared earlier that day on
Meli. ,.105.3 in a regular scheduled
Melvinucos, 3weeks-old, interview with the Florida
returned home safely. Star's owner and they haddis-
and was able to locate her. Arrcussed missing and exploited
children. The sheriff pointed
19, who had pretended out the recent JSO changes to
decided to get herself a baby improve their system.old every-
Apparently, the changes did
make a difference because
within a few hours, JSO had
Jasmin a scheme whe, 19, arresting discovered a finger print that
behalf of the, Department-of Children'and Families, was a
the kidnapper mhad left behind
and was able to locate her. Arrested was Jasmine White,
19, who had pretended to be pregnant after experiencing
three miscarriages,n according to her family. She therefore
decided to get herself a baby girl since she had employed 19-yevery-
one that she had delivered a girl. However, when chang-
ing diapers, it was discovered that the infant she had stolen
in a scheme wherein she pretended to be working on
behalf of their Department-of Childre still and Families, was a
JSO was able to locate her through family members and
old police records and Melvin was returned to his parents.
White has been charged but along with her charge of kid-
napping, many believe she should go through some exam-
inations to determine why she as an unemployed 19-year-
old, is so desirous of having a baby.
complaints Made That Repaired Toyota's
Are.Still Having Problems
It has been reported that at least 15 Toyota drivers who
returned their cars for repair, are still experiencing sticky
gas pedals or floor mat problems and uncontrolled accel-
Savannah State Students on Obama's Visit
FromU L.er.t: onya noward, m.cu.o, news director,
Department of Mass Communications, Savannah State,
Janay Kingsberry and Kolya Barnes, Savannah State
University students, wearing White House Press passes
to cover the President's trip to Savannah. (Photo by
Angela F. Morrell, The Florida and Georgia Star)
President Obama addresses his plan to
create more jobs and better energy effi-
By Janay Kingsberry
Despite.unfavorable weather conditions, many commu-
nity members came out to support and welcome President
Barack Obama during his visit to Savannah on Tuesday.
Governor Sonny Perdue and Savannah Mayor Otis
Jackson were among several of the important political fig-
ures who received Obama's address at the Savannah
Obama outlined the main goals of his new plan, which
he refers to as Home Star.
The purpose of Home Star is to save energy, create more
jobs, and reduce carbon emissions. The plan will also
greatly benefit the consumers.
Home Star focuses on homeowners who can immediate-
ly receive instant rebates upon retrofitting their homes to
save energy. Obama's plan is to ensure that these con-
sumers receive a rebate for 50 percent of the cost of each
"You'd get these rebates instantly from the hardware store or the contractor. So right there when you paid at
the cash register, you'd get that money. You wouldn't have to mail in a long form, wait for a check to arrive
In addition, this instant rebate will give the incentive for many homeowners to employ small businesses and
contractors for projects such as home insulations, renovations and installments. In return, this helps create
Jacksonville Woman Wants Diddy Republican Party Plan Exposed
: Cemelia It has been revealed that an 'absent
Green, 34 t '~ minded' attendee at the Republican
lihs been >National. Committee confab on
arrested February 18 in Boca Grande, Florida,
after mak- c left a 72-page document from its 2010
ing two strategizing session in a hotel room.
Cemelia Green, attempts to The document said the best path to victory in 2010 is for
34, Qf enter the the party to depict themselves as the best hope for resist-
Diddy (Sean Combs) Jacksonville a e t e. s i i hoe r
Diddy (Sean Combs) Jacksonville home of ing the 'trending toward socialism. The document por-
Diddy (Sean Combs). She claimed to be his wife. trays the Obama administration as "The Evil Empire."
Diddy is not, and has never been married. It further explained that the aim is to amp up "fear".
The UniverSoul Circus is 'a Coming.' EWC is Making Changes
You have probably attended
mahy events but, you have never
seen performances like those at
UniverSoul Circus was started
in 1994. The vision was to
S eixplote the various talents other
S.than singing and dancing that Dr. Claudette Nathaniel
black performers had to.offer. The Williams Glover, Jr.
desire was to show a wide spec- Dr. Claudette Williams, president of
trum of black talent to a wide demographic of spectators. Edward Waters College, resigned
And that they have done. Friday to take a position with the
The founder and CEO is Cedric Walker. They lost money the first Southern Association of Colleges and
year as many could not relate to a black circus. Now; those who Schools. Dr.- Williams has been at
have attended, have spreaded the word and UniverSoul is now Edward Waters: since 2007. She came
world renowned. during a' serious struggle at the school
UniverSoul will be in Jacksonville from March 9 14, 2010. Have and has done much to get it back on its
no regrets, don't miss it! feet. She will continue at the school
through May and will start her new
It Appears that We Will Get Health position on May 15, 2010.
Care Reform Former Sheriff Nathaniel Glover, Jr.
the first African American sheriff in
With so many Americans orit of work; with so many without health Florida gince reconstruction, is a grad-
care and with the insurance companies increasing their rates, uate of Edward Waters. Even though
Americans are wondering why the Republicans are fighting health he joined the board of trustees two
years ago and is a part of the search
They are also- trying to understand why even after the president committee that hired Dr. Williams,
sought GOP ideas, ihey are still fighting and complaining that the Bishop McKinley Young, chairman of
president should not grant health care reform through reconcilia- the board, appointed Glover as the
tion, especially since the Republicans have used the reconciliation interim president.
method often, specifically when they decided to cut taxes for the Congresswoman Corrine Brown
rich. Well a commentator on Sunday morning gave the answer. "It ssued a statement praising Dr.
would close the gap between the poor and wealthy in more ways Williams and Mr. Glover.
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Andy Rooney says:
"I don't believe in Santa:
Claus, but I'm not going to
sue somebody for singing
a Ho-Ho-Ho song in
December. I don't agree
with Darwin but I didn't
go out and hire a lawyer
when my high school
teacher taught his Theory
Life, liberty or your pur-
suit of happiness will not
be endangered because
someone says a 3Q-second
prayer before a football
game. So what's the big
deal? It's not like some-
body is up there reading,
the entire Book of Acts.
They're just talking to a
God they believe in and
.asking him to grant safety
to the players on the field
and the fans going home
from the game.
*But it's a Christian prayer,
some will argue.
Yes, and this is the United
States of America, a coun-
try founded on Christian
principles. According to
our very own phone book,
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Christian churches out-
number all others better
So what would you
expect -- somebody chant-
ing Hare Krishna?
If I went to a football
game in Jerusalem, I
would. expect to hear a
If I went to a soccer game
in Baghdad, I would
expect to hear a Muslim
If I went to a ping pong
match in China, I would
expect. to hear someone
pray to. Buddha.
And I wouldn't be offend-
ed. It wouldn't bother me
one bit. When in Rome .....
But what about the athe-
ists? Is another argument.
What about them?
Nobody is asking them to
be baptized. We're not
going to pass the collec-
tion plate. Just humor us
for 30 seconds. If that's
asking too much, bring a
Walkman or a pair of ear
plugs. Go to the bathroom.
Visit the concession stand.
Call your lawyer!
Unfortunately, one or two
will make that call. One or
two will tell thousands
what they can and cannot
do. I don't think a short
prayer at a football game
is going to shake the
Christians are just sick
and tired of turning the
other cheek while our
courts strip us of all our
rights.. Our parents and
grandparents taught us to
pray before eating, to pray
before we go to sleep. Our
Bible tells us to pray with-
out ceasing. Now a. hand-
ful of people and their
lawyers are telling us to
God, help us. And if that
last sentence offends you,
well, just sue me.
The silent majority has
been silent too long. It's
time we tell that one or
two who scream loud
enough to be heard that
the vast majority doesn't
care what they want. It is
time that thd majority
Rules! It's time we tell
them, 'You don't "have to
pray; you don't have to say
the Pledge of Allegiance;
you don't have to believe
in God or attend services
that honor Him. That is
your right, and we will
honor your right; but by
golly, you are no longer
going to take our rights
away. We are fighting
back, and we WILL WIN!
God bless us one and all..
Especially those who
denounce Him, God bless
America, despite all her
faults. She is still the
greatest nation of all. God
bless our service men who
are fighting to protect our
right to pray and worship
Let's make 2010'the year
the silent majority is heard
and we put God back as
the foundation of our fam-.
ilies and institutions And
our military forces come
home from all the wars.
Keep looking up.
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Schedule of Events and Services
THE GOSPEL CAVALIERS OF JACKSONVILLE
will be in concert, Saturday, March 13, 2010 at 5:00
p.m. to be held at the Friendship Primitive Baptist
Church, 1106 Pearce Street. Elder Bobbie Sheffield,
Pastor. "Come join us in a great celebration and true
worship experience as we bless the name of our Lord
and Savior Jesus Christ. The Friendship Male Chorus
will open up the services with a A & B selections.
NORTHSIDE CHURCH OF CHRIST -Spring, "Let
the Bible Speak," Gospel / Revival Meeting March
7th 11llth with Guest Speaker Brother Darrell Holt of'
Pontiac, MI, Sunday, March 7, 2010. Revival 7:00 p.m.
Nightly March 8 11. The church is located at 4736 Ave
B, Charlie McClendon, Sr. Minister. For additional.
information, contact the church at 765-9830.
EMMANUEL MINISTRIES INTERNATIONAL
located at 6858 Old .Kings Rd. Health and Welfare
Department will be having Our Health 'Workshop
"What Causes Christians to Be Unhealthy," Saturday,
March 13, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. This is a free event. Bring
a Friend. For more information, contact Brother Martin'
Russell at (912) 577-2062 or the church at (904) 379-
STAGE AURORA -G6spel.Amateur Night, Saturday,
March 6th from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Compete for
$2,000 in cash prizes and more. Looking for anointed
talent in Gospel and Inspirational Entertainment.
THE FIRST COMMUNITY OUTREACH PRO-
GRAM (COP) SYMPOSIUM being held Tuesday,
April 27, 2010, purpose is to increase awareness about
adult literacy in Georgia, and to encourage local com-
munities to establish and sustain collaborative partner-
ships, with professional adult educators and Official
GED Testing Centers. Georgia Department of Labor
Commissioner Michael Thurmond has agreed to deliv-
er the keynote address. For more information, call Ms.
Lee at (404) 679-4959.
AVONDALE. UNITED METHODIST CHURCH'S
PRAISE TEAM AND STUDENTS FROM DOU-
GLAS ANDERSON SCHOOL OF THE ARTS
TEAM UP TO RAISE FUNDS FOR HAITI
RELIEF -Saturday, March 13th at 7:30 p.m. Church
and student musicians will perform a benefit concert to
fund relief efforts in Haiti. The group will be perform-
ing "Shelter" a musical of comfort and hope. The
church is located at 1651 Talbot Ave. (at Boone Part
Ave) in Jacksonville's Avondale neighborhood.
BISHOP NEIL C. ELLIS' "PURSUING THE
GLORY" "in stores March 16, 2010. Mega Church
. Pastor, 2nd Presiding Bishop to The Full Gospel Baptist
Church Fellowship and World Renowned Speaker.
Official. book launch held in Atlanta at Tyler Perry
Studios with Excerpts to read by Distinguished Notables.
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Life and History (ASALH).
The inonthly meeting of ASALH was held 6n Saturday,
January 23, 2010 at the Urban League Building. The
newly elected president, Mr. Khamil Ojoyo presided.
Our guest speaker was non-other than Mr. Gene
Hollomon, (Actor, Singer, Toastmaster, Story Teller)
native of New York, and now a resident ofJacksonville,
FL, who took us through an historical journey through
"Harlem, NY with its plethoric contribution, dating back
to the 1920's.
SAINT PATRICK'S CATHOLIC CHURCH -7900
Bee Ridge Rd.,. Sarasota, FL will be having a FREE
Prostate Cancer Screening in your'area Monday, March
8th from 9:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m. and Tuesday, .March 9th
from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the McKechie Field,
1611 9th Street West, Bradenton, FL. No Appointment
necessary. It's free. No appointments. No insurance
needed. Snacks! And it features a big flat screen TV
with satellite cable to watch the big game while you
THE FIRST A.M.E. CHURCH OF PALM .COAST,
91 Old Kings Rd., N. Palm Coast, FL. The Women's
Missionary Society will have a Food Bank and Clothing
Distribution. The Women's Missionary Society Food
Bank distribution is every 2nd Saturday. For -more
information, all the church office at (386) 446-5759.
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those who mourn, that casting every care on thee,
they may know the consolation of thy love,
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CARTER, Ms. Marie,
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DAVIS, Mrs. Gracie,
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February 23, 2010.
JENKINS, Eldora, died
February 28, 2010.
LEWIS, Theodore R.,
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MALLOY, Thomas, died
February 24, 2010.
Thomasina F., died
February 27, 2010.
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McVAY, Mr. John, 73,
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MITCHELL, Willie B.,
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MONROE, Carol, died
February 25, 2010.
POSTELL, Jacob, Jr.,
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died February 27, 2010.
REED, Mrs. Yvonne A.,
died February 25, 2010.
SAPP, Sharon, died
February 27, 2010.
SHEFFIELD, Emily P.,
died February 24, 2010.
SIMON, Rodney M.,
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SMITH, Dorothy, died
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New Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church
1824 Prospect Street Jacksonville, FL 32208
Sunday School .....................................9:30 a.m .
Intercessory Prayer................10:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ..................11:00 a.m.
2nd & 3rd Sundays (Old Sanctuary)
Tuesday Pastoral Bible Study ............. 7:00 p.m.
Bishop Eric Lee, Pastor -
Rev. Joe Calhoun, Pastor Emeritus 1
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Historic Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church
Worship Service .. . . . . . . 10:00 a.m.
Church School.. .... ......................... .. 8:30 p.m.
"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.
Joy Explosion Ministry ............... ............ ... 6:30 p.m.
201 East Beaver St. (904) 355-9475
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Bishop Lorenzo Hall., Pastor
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A Whole Lot of Soul 2010 ..N
Dressed in their finest western attire, guests
danced the night away at the Jacksonville Fairgrounds ,
Expo transformed into a-Western Mecca adorned with
lighted Cacti and original paintings by Jacksonville.
'Links member and talented artist Mrs. Vivian,
lWalker. The "Link Saloon.' again featured casino:"
games and libations.
The Western Gala chaired by Mesdames Gloria;-R .
,Dean Belton and Patricia Hill MNitchell continues as - -
the major fundraiser for the Jacksonville Chapter of
The Links. Incorporated, an international community
service organizations comprised of more than lb,000
African-American women. Major sponsor
Carrabba's Italian Grill catered a full-course meal.
while Bruster's Real Ice Cream engaged guests in
creating their own special desserts.
rThe evening of fun provides much-needed funds
for the Jacksonville Chapter, Links Incorporated's
communityv service projects. Edward Waters College,
and the United Negro College Fund'are both the recip-
ients from the chapter's fund raising project. Under)
the leadership of Chapter President Dr. Geraldine
Williams Smith. the Jacksonville Links' major pro-i ,
gramming includes a childhood obesity project wi.hO
Beauclerc Elementary and mentoring at Eugene
Butler Middle School.
This fun event is for everyone's calendar!
Photos by J. Carl Davis, Jr.. Laurence Greene, and Josh Jones.
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It w as an immense honor to be among the 200 peo-
ple blessed to attend President Obama's isit at
Savannah Tech Tuesday, March 2. 2010. Aside from
Reverend Thurmond N. Tillman and State
Representative A] Williams, I am not sure \who else I
can mention that I personally knew was there. After the
speech, I was able to shake the President's hand. The
exchange was brief, however, it was surreal being in a
setting with the President. I was overwhelmed by the
sincerity it wasn't staged.
During his speech, President Obama talks rebates
as he promotes energy efficient purchases by home-
owners. Consumers could be seeing money back from
the federal government for any improvements complet-
ed on their homes that would help them save energy.
President Obama used a stop at Savannah Technical
College in Georgia to unveil his new Home Star pro-
gram. President Obama explained that many of the sup-
plies and materials used in energy efficiency improve-
ments are American made. "Here's one of the best
things about energy efficiency it turns out that ener-
gy-efficiefit windows or insulation, those things are
products that are almost exclusively manufactured
right here in the United States of America. It's 'very
hard to ship windows from China." Homeowners could
get up to $3,000 in immediate rebates from vendors
such as Home Depot or Lowe's as well as contractors.
Savannah Technical College trains individuals to
install energy efficient hvac systems, solar panels and
Thanks to Clara McLaughlin of the Florida and
Georgia Star newspapers, who made this day possible.
After a conversation with Clara about the President's
scheduled visit, less than five hours after the deadline
requirement, surprising to me, Clara's request for Press
Credentials was approved. I was in tears while report-
ing to Clara of my experience and the fact that my press
credential reads "The White House Press Corps."
Although I was on front of the line and went through
magnetometers and other levels of screening, I soon
learned that I had a lot more- access than previously
thought. Thank you Clara for your sacrifices, what you
do matters to so many. This is an honor that I will never
forget. Phenomenal to see such recognition of our hum-
ble little community at the highest levels of govern-
Georgia 3Mate Represeniative Kunaal Magliam, Georgia Stiae
Representative Caltin Sinmrre President of The National Black
Caucusr of State Legislators, Georgia State Senate Ronald Ramsev,
Sr., and Georgia State Senate Dr. Lester G Jackson, Ill.
Dawn Baker, Anchor and reporter WTOCSarannah, Georgia,
Lauren L. Lewis, andAraceli Harper Nuestra Ventana Latin'a
Newspaper, Savannah, Georgia
Patricia Yarbrough, First Lady Savannah State University,
Commissioner Priscilla D. Thomas, Vice Chairman Chatham
County Georgia, and Commissioner James Holmes, Chatham
Elder Angela Favors-Morrell and Reverend
Thurmond/N. Tillman, Pastor of The First African Chief Albert S. -Wright, Fire Training
Baptist Church and President of the Missionary City of Savannah, Georgia
Baptist Convention of Georgia Congress of
Christian Education. .
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ofAllenhurst, Georgia. Office of the Mayor Savannah, Georgia the Powerful House Committee.
Willie Seymore President IL.A., Gregory Eady Secretary and
I.L.A. Treasurer International Longshoremen's Association
Local 1414, and Clifton Jones, Jr. Alderman District 5 Office of
the Mayor Savannah, Georgia.
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DR. BEN CHAVIS JR.
THE BEGINNINGS OF A LEADER!
BY RYCH MCCAIN/ FEEDBACKRYCH@SBCGLOBAL.NET
PHOTO COURTESY OF 42 WEST & SYE PUBLICITY
In 1970 a brutal murder of a Black Afrikan
man named Henry "D[ckie" Marrow took place
in front of many eye witnesses in the town of
Oxford, North Carolina. Marrow had just
returned from a tour of duty in Vietnam to his
pregnant wife and two children. In celebration of
his return, he was on his way to join some bud-
dies when a casual comment he made was
blown out of proportion. White racist' store
owner Robert Teel and his two grown sons
launched an attack on Marrow by shooting 'him
and then bdat him-.while he was injured 'and
down with rifle butt slams to his;head crushing
his skull, kicking him then making one last fatal
shot. This was done in the broad open with
plenty of eye witnesses yet the Teels were not
arrested 'for two days. When they were finally
charged with murder, a sham trial took place
with a bigot all White jury and the Teels were
acquitted and set free as birds.
Young Black Afrikans in the city didn't take
.this mockery of justice light and a couple of days
Of rebellion ensued where places were burned
along With other damage. A young Black Afrikan
school teacher who .was also .the cousin of
Marrow had just returned from college to teach in
the town's all Black Afrikan school. While in col-
lege he was active in the civil .rights movement.
His name was Ben Chavis. He organized, a
protest march that went 50 miles from Oxford to
Raleigh to meet' with the Governor. When they
arrive the good Gov was conveniently gone and
the meeting never took place. Chavis was eventu-
ally arrested and sent to prison as one of the
famed Oxford 11 for allegedly burning down the
town's huge tobacco warehouses which for 300
years was. the backbone revenue maker for
After a ten year stretch and millions in legal
fees spent by local churches and civil rights
groups, Chavis was freed and went on to become
one of the nations leading civil rights leaders
including a stint as head of the NAACP. A'movie
has now been made of these events titled
"Blood Done Sign My Name" and will be
released in theaters this weekend. When asked
about his feelings of the movie Dr. Chavis
smiles, "I got involved with the movie after it
was shot. I wasn't on the set. When I saw the
first rough cut, I reached over and had to shake
the hand. of Jeb Stuart (the film's
writer/director/producer). He's a southerner and
also a North Carolinian. This is not your aver-
age Hollywood film. The degree of accuracy is
phenomenal. Most times in order to sensation-
alize this or sensationalize that particularly from
what really happened; the sequence and the
truthfulness, this is one of the most 'accurate
movies I've ever seen."
Dr. Chavis is quick to heap a ton of praise
on Nate Parker for- giving such a good on
screen portrayal of him. Dr. Chavis chimes in,
"To get this young brother to play me when I
was 22 years old; he captured the tension, you
could see it in his face, the passion but also the
responsibility of leadership. Keep in mind, that
when you made a speech back-in those days and
people followed you, you were held accountable
for what you said, how you said it, the -way you
said it and you had to look around to see who's
behind you." In retrospect Dr, Chavis says, "It was
clear that this was a pivotal moment in Oxford. So
to capture all pf this in film, I thought was a rather
WASSUP IN HOLLYHOOD
By Rych McCain/ firstname.lastname@example.org
Syndicated radio show host and comedian Steve Harvey will
replace John O'Hurley as host of the long running hit-TV Game Show
"Family Feud" beginning with the show's 12th season this fall. Sultry
and foxy actress Tatyana Ali has her own TV show, the new TV One
Network sitcom "Love That Girl," which is currently the #1 show on the
'network. You can also check out her webisode series "Buppies" online
Terrance Dean, author of the best selling book "Hiding In
Hip Hop: On The Down low In The Entertainment Industry -
From Music To Hollywood," (Atria/Simon and Schuster, May
2008), is a columnist/blogger on the Black Planet Site "Hello
Beautiful" -at www.hellobeautiful.com His new regular blog is
titled,."Straight, From Your Gay Best Friend." This is also the title
of his new fourth coming book due out later this year from
Haitian born actor Jimmy Jean-Louis (NBC Heroes) and
his charity "Hollywood Unites For Haiti" has joined with biker
events promoter Kristopher "DJ GQ" Cottrell and Quantum Leap
Entertainment LLC founder Monica Busby to host "Ride 4 Haiti,"
on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2010. Hundreds of bikers will convene at
7: AM at Harley Davidson Buell ol Glendlale, CA, where bands
will play and celebs will be introduced. Then the caravan of bikes
will proceed to Bert's Mega Mall in West Covina, CA, where
more festivities will take place. To make donations or get more
info, go to www.ride4haiti.com .
Blood Done Sign My Name; Paladin and Real Folk
Productions; Starring Nate Parker, Ricky Schroder, Afemo Omilalmi,
Lela Rochon, Omar Benson Miller, Nick Searcy, Michael Rooker,
Darrin Dewitt Henson and Gattlin Griffith. Written, Directed and
Produced by Jeb Stuart. For those old enough to remember the civil
rights ear of the 60's, this film will trigger some unpleasant memories
of the hell that Black Afrikan people went through in the segregated
South and the stress of bigotry for Whites who tried to help. This
movie is based on the true.-story of the brazen 1970, cold blooded
murder of Henry "Dickie" Marrow by White store owner Robert Teel
and his two grown sons which took place in full view of witnesses in
Oxford, North Carolina. As one must expect, a sham trial acquitted
the Teels and Ben Chavis became a.Civil Rights leader. A must see
film for today's Black Afrikan Youth. -
Percey Jackson and The Olympians: The Lightning Thief; '20th
Century Fox Pictures; Starring Logan Lerman, Brandon T. Jackson,
Alexandra Daddario, Sean Bean, Pierce Brosnan and Uma Thurman.
Directed by Chris Columbus. Screenplay by Craig Titley and Joe
Stillman. Produced by Chris Columbus, Karen Rosenfelt, Michael
Barrathan and Mark Radcliffe. From a pure entertainment standpoint,
this is a good movie but it is riddled with historical and mythological
lies, falsehoods and inaccuracies that the Greeks formulated from the
Black Afrikan spiritual knowledge they ripped off via their invasion of
Kemet which they later renamed Egypt. One example is .Uma
Thurman's character Madusa. She was supposed to be- the cursed
Goddess with a head of snakes .for hair who could turn men into stone
with her stare.
That was a European manufactured fat lie! Madusa was the-
ancient Kemetic Black Afrikan serpent Goddess representing female
wisdom and was known as the mother of all Gods. Her hair was Black
Afrikan, nappy love locks which out of fear and deceit, the Europeans
portrayed as snakes. She was one third of a trio of Gorgons i.e.,
Madusa, Stheino and Euryale otherwise known as Wisdom, Strength
and Universality. Madusa was the Destroyer aspect of the triple
Goddess called Neith in Kemet (Egypt). The Greeks ripped-off her
persona and renamed her Athena. All Gods and Goddesses originat-
ed from.the spirituality of the ancient Black Afrikans in Kemet (Egypt).
The Greeks and Romans plagiarized their Gods after them. Read
"Stolen Legacy" by George G. M. James, Africa World Press for refer-
ences and know something about self!
Hit me up at email@example.com
Study, Observe and Win!
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MARCH 6, 2010
MARCH 6.2010 THE FLORIDA AND GEORGIA STAR PAGE A-7
Savannah Continued from A-
more jobs in the construction industry,
which has reached an unemployment rate
of nearly 25 percent.
Obama emphasized that improving in
energy conservation and the economy,
will have some initial costs. "But by tak-
ing these steps, we'll help. foster broadly
shared growth that will serve us in the.
years and" the decades to come. That's
how we'll create the commissions for
businesses to expand and hire. That's
how we'll truly grow our middle class
again. That's how we'll not orily rebuild
our economy but we'll rebuild it stronger
than it was before this crisis".
After the president's address, several
attendees gave positive remarks about
President Obama's plan and. his visit to
Talking To An Attorney
By Burney Bivens, Esq. LFD
So you've been bitten by a dog.
You were walking down the street and a dog comes out of nowhere and bites you
for no reason. What can you do? If you can find out who owns the dog, then you
may have a claim against the dog's owner for your damages which would include
medical bills, pain and suffering, and any scarring that may have resulted from
the bite. Although the dog's owner was not present and you can find no specific
act of negligence on their part, this liability comes from ownership of.the dog and
is defined as strict liability.
Florida Law makes the owner liable for any damage done by their dog when the
dog bites someone. It doesn't matter if the dog had a history of biting people. You
may be the very first person that the dog ever bit. It makes no difference. The
owner is liable (strict liability). There are, however, two things that make a dif-
The first is if the dog owner has prominently posted a "Bad Dog" sign on the
premises. If they have and you get bitten on the dog owner's property, then you
are out of luck. If a sign has been posted, the owner is only liable if your dam-
ages are caused by a negligent act or Omission of the owner such as his failure to
repair his fence and the dog was able to attack you because of that failure. The
"Bad Dog" sign defense does not apply to children under 6 who are hurt by the
dog. The "bad dog" defense can also be negated by the acts of the dog's owner.
If the dog's owner tells you to ignore the sign or if he tells you it's okay to come
on his property because the dog is safely locked up and you get bit anyway, then
the defense does not apply to your case.
The second defense fpr the dog owner is whether or not you provoked the ani-
mal by teasing it, harassing it or hurting it before the attack. If you kick a dog first
or if you threaten the dog's owner, don't be surprised if the dog bites you. The
jury is entitled to consider what amount, if any, your actions contributed to your
injury. If they found, for example, .that.you were 50% negligent because you
teased the dog into attacking you or if you provoked the dog by taking a swing at
it's owner, the jury would reduce any award to you by 50%.
Florida Law makes a dog owner liable for any acts of the dog that cause an injury
to any person, domestic .animal, or livestock. This section would apply if a dog
jumped up on you and knocked you down instead of biting you. It would also
make the owner liable if his dog attacked and killed your cat.
Generally, the claim would be against the dog's owner, but one may expect to
recover against the home owners insurance. Unless specifically excluded in the
policy, any damages claimed from the result of a dog attack may be covered by
home owners insurance. However, you must consider whether or not the home
owner is the owner of the dog or whether the property is rented and the tenant is
the owner of the dog.
Generally, a landlord (and therefore the landlord's home owners insurance) is not
liable for any damages done by a tenant's dog. The landlord's liability would
depend upon his knowledge of the dog's viciousness; what steps the landlord
took, if any, to make' sure the tenant properly controlled the animal, and what
steps the landlord took to warn others about the dog. If the landlord didn't know
that the dog was on his property or if the landlord didn't know that the dog was
vicious and likely to bite people, then the landlord may not be liable: In those sit-
uations, your claim maybe against the tenant only. While that would not invali-
date your claim, if the insurance is carried by the landlord and the tenant does not
have any insurance, you may have a good claim, but you may not be able to
recover money because of it.
You may recall that many of the articles that we have written have
involved making claims for damages and this article highlights the three
essential elements that are important to recovery. A) Liability; B)
Damages; and C) Coverage. If you feel that you have a claim for dog bite
injuries or any other type of injuries, it may be. important to consult with
This article is submitted by Burney Bivens, Esq., LFD of the law firm Bivens, Jones &
Associates and Aaron and Burney Bivens Funeral Home. During the next several
months a series of articles will appear regarding legal issues and funeral service related
issues. Mr. Bivens has practiced law in North Florida for 27 years and has provided
legal representation to the funeral service industry for more than 25 years and is also a
licensed funeral director with his son. For questions on legal issues call the law office at
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Jacksonville in October, and Savannah in February
2011. There was much entertainment, food, fashion
and tips on getting and staying health..
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most popular show, the Firefighters, was the 9-Near-
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The Beaver Street
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received- over $925,000 in
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On Monday, a ground
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held as work begins on the
addition for Beaver Street
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Housing and Urban
Secretary Ron Sims visited
Beaver Street and met with
adnunistrators, board mein
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irt. The Center's expansion
will use green construction
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Regional Chamber of Commerce. I ice President. Small
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My husband is very selfish and inconsiderate. We have a
healthy relationship, our finances are good and we are good
parents to our children. The biggest issue in the relationship is
the fact he won't help with anything. I have to do all the shop-
ping, cleaning, planning for activities and everything to run
the household and our lives. If I don't do things he'll sit like a lump on a log. If
things don't get done, we argue. How can I get him to meet me in the middle?
Happy But Tired Toledo, OH
Your husband is a lost cause if you don't have him trained or house broken by how.
You should look on the bright side and be glad he has a job, he's not abusive and
he's involved with the children instead of being on a milk carton like a dead beat
dad. Take an analysis of the pros and cons in your marriage and if the negatives are
more than the positives seek counseling, hang in there and do the best you can to
motivate your husband and get him moving.
I bought a car from a friend and it was a huge mistake. After I got the car it broke
down, started leaking oil and the transmission went bad. Because we're friends, I
thought we could work it out and I would get some of my money back. I approached
him about these issues and he told me it wasn't his problem. I don't know what to
do because a mechanic told me he had the car fixed just enough to sell it. I feel
betrayed and want to know if I can sue him?
Melinda Boston, MA
Your friend ripped you off by selling you a lemon-and left you with a silly look on
your face. There's not much you can do unless you have documents, the terms of the
sale and similar paperwork you would normally receive from a dealership. Your car
is on the road dead, your. friendship is ruined and your moiley is gofie. Its worth
going to small claims court because he didn't think about you so you should handle
your business and get ready to see the judge.
I'm dating a woman wh6 has children by another man. I knew this going into the
relationship, and I know the problems that would eventually come. However, I did-
n't expect to spend money on these kids and have them.curse me out and disrespect
me nor did I expect my girlfriend to sleep with their father behind my back. The sit-
uation is worse now because she's pregnant with my baby and I know I should leaye
this mess but I feel guilty. What do I do?
Brian Los Angeles, CA
It would be a good idea if you decide not to be stuck on stupid. You need to get out.
of this relationship because you're being used and disrespected. As for the pregnan-
cy, you canride the wave until the baby gets here because you don't know if the
baby is yours until you've had a blood test. This clown show will only get worse as
time goes on and you need to hold onto your money and your mind, give them your
rear end to kiss and keep it moving.
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I scheduled in Jacksonville and the surrounding area.
SALUTE TO WOMEN VETERANS March 20, at the American Legioni, Post
#197, locatedated at2179 Benedict Rd. Guest Speakers are Dr. Ty Dixon, Pastor; and
Mrs. Merle.Odessa Wright. The reception is from 5:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m. and the
Dinner is at 6:30 p.m. For tickets contact Joan Miller at (904) 482-9460, Denise
Mathis at (904)*962-6060, Fred Iumphries at (904) 525-7529 or Errol Woodard
at'(904) 982-3700.. This is a semi-formal event.
THE MISS & TEEN JACKSONVI.LLE USA PAGEANTS -"Looking for
Miss Jacksonville USA Contestants and Miss Jacksonville Teen USA
Contestants!" -Are you between the ages of 14 and 27, active in your communi-
ty, and looking for an exciting opportunity to represent Jacksonville in the Miss
or Teen Florida USA Pageants? You may be eligible to compete in the 20 f 11 pag-
eants on April 11, 2010 at the fabulous Ritz Theatre & Museum! The next Miss
Jacksonville USA could win a great scholarship from the North Florida
Scholarship Organization (depending upon qualifications and participation), and
will compete in the Miss Florida USA Pageant, and potentially be Miss USA and
Miss Univprse. As Miss Jacksonville USA, you will be an ambassador at various
community, civic, and charitable events around the city. If you are interested in
competing in interview, swimsuit, and evening gown competitions, call for more
information (904) 384-3578. NOTE: Contestants' paperwork is available on-line
at www.JacksonvillePageant.corii. Deadline is March 20; 2010.'
STANTON ALL 'CLASS REUNION -The 4th Annual Stanton -Gala for
Alumni, Faculty, and Staff of Old Stanton, New Stanton and Stanton Vocational
High Schools will be held May 1, 2010 at the Prime Osborn Convention Center.
This year's event will spotlight former Stanton Bands and honor posthumously,
Band.Director Kernaa D. McFarlin. For more information about the Gala and to
view previous Galas, visit www.stantonhighschool.org or call' Gala Chairman
Kenneth Reddick at 904-764-8795. Tickets will be available, at our next meeting;
March 8, 2010 at 6:00 p.m. at Bethel Baptist, Institution Church (First Stree.t
entrance). / .
EDWARD WATER COLLEGE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION & BRENDA-LA-
ZA-TION "The Promoter" presents their 1st Ms. Full-Figured Queen Pageant. The
initial meeting for all contestants to register will be Saturday, March 13, .2010 at
4:00 p.m. Edward Waters'College Student Assessment Center, 1658 Kings Rd.
Vendors are welcome. Information (904) 887-4165 or (904) 236-7840.
GIANT ANNUAL YARD SALE RETURNS TO GOLDEN ISLES -The sixth
annual Peaches to the Beaches Yard Sale will be held March 12-13 along U.S.
Hwy 341. The Golden Isles Parkway in Georgia. This 212 mile yard sale links
peach-growing counties in middle Georgia to the beaches of Georgia's Golden
Isles, with community sites and individual sales along the way. The official
Peaches to the Beaches event for Brunswick will take place on Saturday only,
March 13 at Mary Ross Waterfront Park from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; The Jekyll
Island Convention Center will also host an official sale location on both Friday
and Saturday, March 12 & 13th. In addition to the yard sale, there will be food
vendors and antique dealers; so there's sure to be something for every type of
shopper, collector and yard sale-er. For more information call (912) 375-5035.
EDWARD WATERS COLLEGE'S 9TH ANNUAL FINE ARTS BENEFIT
SCHOLARSHIP CONCERT, Sunday, March 21st at the Robert E. Jacoby
Syfiphony Hall in the Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts of
Jacksonville.- This year's concert will feature the EWC Concert Choir, the
Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra and Hall of Fame Recording Artist, Dennis
Edwards and The Temptations Review. For ticket information, contact Brenda
Bellard-Harris at (904) 470-8185.
By Ulysses W. Watkins, Jr., M.D.
Hysteria is a neurotic over-reaction to an experience
or situation. You are not hysterical in the medical sense
of the word if you normally react to moments of stress by weeping uncontrol-
lably or shrieking.. Many people tend to over-dramatize their feelings, and they
are not mentally ill because of this tendency. The illness known as hysteria,
sometimes- called a conversion reaction, occurs when someone (who may or
may not normally be high-strung) reacts to severe stress by developing physical
factors. Such people do not realize that their symptoms are caused by hysteria.
They and usually their families and friends, simply assume that they have been
afflicted by a gefiuine physical disorder. The problem is often of a kind that
helps the person with hysteria to escape from a stressful situation. For example,
if you see a terrible accident where you work, you may develop a weakness of
the legs that prevents you from leaving home the next day or even much longer.
Or a total loss of memory (amnesia) may follow an accident that you yearn to
forget. Do not confuse hysteria with psychosomatic illness. Psychosomatic ill-
nesses, though they are affected by stress, are actual physical disorders.
Hysteria is purely imaginary illness.
WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS?
The hysterical reaction may be fairly mild (for instance, vague pains, weak-
ness, or dizziness) or extremely severe (paralysis of the limbs or sudden blind-
ness). Less commonly, there may be loss ofanemory. Symptoms associated with
hysteria are difficult to diagnose, especially since the ill person deny that there
is an emotional problem..
WHAT SHOULD BE DONE?
If you suspect that the disability of someone in your family is due to a neu-
rotic reaction to some experience or situation, consult your physician.
Whether or not your suspicion is correct, never accuse anyone of faking symp-
toms. Hysterical people are ill and often overly sensitive. Because hysteria is
extremely difficult to diagnose, your doctor will probably want to arrange for
in-hospital tests to rule out the possibility of a physical cause of the symptoms.
If the cause appears to be hysteria, the person will probably be referred to a spe-
WHAT IS THE TREATMENT?
The goal of treatment is to discover the underlying problem and help the
person solve it. N6 medical treatment can cure symptoms of hysteria, so every- E
thing depends on.sympathetic, patient psychotherapy. The only drug that may
I be prescribed for hysteria is a tranquilizer to help the person relax while the m
underlying problem is being uncovered and the symptoms gradually eliminated. |
I In rare cases a treatment known as "abreaction", which does involve drugs, may S
be advised. It works best for people whose hysteria is due to a single, severe
emotional shock: E
A person undergoing abreaction must lie down in a quite darkened room. 1
To overcome resistance to discussing a painful subject, the person is put into a
I hypnotic state either by breathing ether or being injected with a special drug. o
Then, When fully relaxed, he or she is asked to recall in detail the incident that
triggered the hysterical reaction. Just reliving a suppressed experience in this
I way often removes symptoms of hysteria. Nobody knows why this happens,
although there are a number of interesting theories. 0
Dr. Watkins can b,e heard live Sundays at 7:05 pm EST on www.KCOHRadio.com. He is E
a 33 Mason and Grand Medical Director for the United Supreme Council. S. J. and
I Imperial Council (Black Shriners Nationwide) 713-433-4536.
~Political Jokes ~
Richard Pryor, Moms Mabley and Redd Foxx all
should have been politicians. Neither one of them told a
better joke than federal election officials told when they
passed legislation that is supposed to protect Americani consumers'against beast
bankers, credit card companies and other financial predators!
Out of ten so-called "protections" bank lobbyists found eight loopholes in the
legislation before the bill went before Congressmen for final votes!
During the last federal election we heard a lot of campaign talk about how lob-
byists would not be allowed to maintain their status quo.
Well, they've gotten better. Or, should I say worse!
If the people want strong representation in Washington, D.C. perhaps they
should elect lobbyists because the elected public servants don't vote for what is
best, thy vote for whatever their largest campaign contributors tell them to vote for.
Don't get me wrong, I'm not mad with lobbyists. I used to be one before the
Blacks I helped get into the business went to my clients and told them lies like,
"Lucius had a heart attack" or "Lucius hates white people" in order to steal my
I don't blame lobbyists because lobbyists can't vote on legislation. Lobbyists
don't turn their backs on the people that voted for them and lobbyists have never
broken one campaign promise.
Change, change, change is not a song by Aretha Franklin. Change is something
that people you vote for care little or nothing about.
Let's see. What can be done to change the grip lobbyist have on elected offi-
How about these? For one, legislators should be made to read every bill that
comes before them. This will possibly eliminate 2000 page bills and stop politi-
cians from saying, "I didn't know that was in the bill. I didn't know the legislation
was bad for my constituents" .
Secondly, perhaps there should be a limit on the number of times registered
and paid lobbyists can lobby elected officials on a single piece of legislation. This
would eliminate companies like banks from hiring a hundred people to request
meetings or flood offices of public servants with duplicitous ramblings about ter-
rible laws and amendments.
Thirdly, how about requiring legislators to document for public record every-
one that they speak to about legislation? This would show voters all of the people
public servants spend time with. Do they spend more time discussing issues with
their constituents or more time with their political massas?
As I've said many times, be careful when a candidate for political office says
he or she is for "change" because most of the time they are lying.
Smart Black people don't want to change their elected officials, they want to
change the way politicians do business! (Buy Gantt's book "Beast Too: Dead
Man Writing" and/or contact Lucius at www.allworldconsultants.net)
IIAADuC'f0, -,lu I TrW STAR PAGE A-L
From Actual Police Reports
Did You Hear About?...
Upon arrival, Officer made contact with a Victim, who stated that
"Dank" Solomon (Suspect) hit her in the head with a chair.
The Victim said that "Dank" came over to her apartment and
asked for some sugar. She stated that "Dank" became agitated with her
and that they started arguing. The Victim said that she was standing in
.the doorway of the front door and that "Dank" got in her face as they were
arguing. She said that "Dank" grabbed her by the neck so-she pushed
his arm away and then stepped outside. She said that "Dank" picked up
a chair that was by the front door and threw it at her head. Victim said
that after the chair hit her, "Dank" threw her on the ground. She said that
she told "Dank" that she was going to call the police and that he ran west
through the parking lot of the complex.
The Victim had a laceration on the right side of her head as well
as a lump and a laceration on her forehead.
The chair that the Victim was hit with was a padded chair with a
metal frame. JFRD (Engine 18) responded to the scene. An evidence
technician was assigned by dispatch to respond to the scene.
Case suspended due to a lack of suspect information.
Officer was dispatched to Trollie Ln. in reference to someone cut.
Upon my arrival, he-met with the victim who stated he was at Justina Rd.
The victim stated he was visiting the suspect's son. The victim stated the
suspect (Carwise, Elise) became upset with the victim. The victim stated
the suspect came at him with a knife. The victim stated he attempted to
get away from the suspect The victim stated. he picked up a wooden
bench to keep the suspect from cutting him.
The victim stated while trying to defend himself, the suspect's
apartment window was broken. The victim received a small cut to his left
The victim stated he did not need medical treatment. Officer made
contact with the suspect. He advised the suspect of her rights: The sus-
pect admitted to cutting the Victim. The suspect was arrested and trans-
ported to PTDF.:The suspect's son was inside the. apartment and did not
observe the incident only heard the argument.
Your abihty to work with
detail will bring recognition.
Don't put your professional
reputation on the line. Losses
are.likely if you get involved
with uncertain individuals.
Your ability to help others will
win you points.
Don't involve yourself in the
emotional problems of those
you work with. Be careful
when using machinery or
electrical equipment. Do
your own .thing without
drawing attention to it.
Friends and relatives can give.
you good advice.
Be careful not to overexert
yourself. Partners may try to
argue with you, however, you
must stand your ground. Get
involved in creative projects
that could turn into money-
making ventures. Your high
enthusiasm will be sure to
inspire anybody around you.
Refuse to let others make
unrealistic demands of
you. You will get along
well in social situations.
You may be likely to have
difficulties with females.
Relationships will be
erratic this week.
Your efforts won't go unno-
ticed; however, someone you
work with may get jealous. Try
to spend some time on your
own. You need adventure and
excitement in your fife. You
may have a problem dealing
This week will be hectic.
Minor accidents may occur
if you don't concentrate on
what you're doing. Don't
expect the whole family to
be overjoyed. Some situa-
tions may be blown out of
Your best gains will come
through helping others emo-
tionally. Depression may result
if you. don't get to do things
your own way. Deep discus-
sions may only lead to friction.
You will be able to catch up-on
overdue paper work.
You can expect your mate
to get fed up and make the
choices for you or back off
completely. Relax I and
enjoy what. you've accom-
plished when you're fin-
ished. Look into any educa-
tional. activities involving
the whole family. This
could be a difficult day to
deal with coworkers.
Difficulties with female mem-
bers of your family may result
in estrangement's. Don't let
your partner put you down,
You won't be able to keep a
secret. You must avoid gossip
and focus on what you have to
Family outings or a quiet
stroll through the park will
lead to stimulating conversa-
tion and a closer bond. Plan a
trip to the country or take a
drive to the beach. Try not to
be so demonstrative. Expect
your workload to be heavy.
H I SAGITTARIUS
Do not react too harshly
when dealing with part-
ners. Check your project
over carefully if you were
not the only one contribut-
ing to the end result. Focus
on your domestic scene.
Get together with friends
or relati es. Don't let criti-
cism upset you. Hassles
will delay your plans
Someone may be trying to
damage your reputation. You
may be overreacting to a situ-
ation at hand. Self-deception
regarding your own worth
may lead you down .the
wrong path. You will find that
joint ventures could easily
turn out to be dead end proj-
March 1, 2010 March 7, 2010
PA(M R..d- THE.. SAM
TRAC AND FIEDiiNOTEBOOKii
By MIKE BONTS
Four Texas Southern
track and field athletics
stood as the best in their
field in the 2010 SWAC
Indoor Track and Field
Championships in Baton
Clifton Swift captured
TSU's the first gold medal
when he jumped seven
feet 25 inches to set a new
SWAC meet record in the
men's high jump.
earned Texas Southern's
second first place finish
when she ran the 60 meter
dash in 7.5.1 seconds. She
later earned. her second
Championship Title in the
200 meter dash with a
time of 24.79.
Philip Redrick picked
up the Tiger's final first
place finish when he ran a
6.79 in the 60 meter dash.
TSU had several other
athletics finiish among the
best in their events.
Aaron Rogers was the
runner up in the high jump
with a six foot-eight inch
jump. Arte Collins came
in second in the 400 meter
dash with a 49.09 time.
Ayo Animashaun's 47 foot
10 inch jump earned him a
second place finish in the
triple jump.- Sheldon
Wilkerson finished third
in the 60 meter hurdles
with a time of 8.09 and
Ashley Jackson vaulted
her way .to a third place
finish with a pole vault of
eight feet six inches.
Both TSU teams got
snake bit in the 4x400
The women's 4x400
team was running neck
and neck with Mississippi
Valley until a miscue
between the second and
third legs put the baton on
the track. The Lady Tigers
finished with a time of.
The men's 4x400
meter relay team was
fighting off Prairie View,
for first place when TSU's
third leg dropped the stick
in the back turn.
The Tigers finished
with a time of 3:26.97.
Overall, they Lady
Tigers finished in 8th
place with 37 points. .
The Tigers ended the
meet tied for 4th place
with 68 points.
Bluff Women's and Men's
Track and Field teams
in third and fourth place
The Alabama State
women's and men's .teams
swept the Championships
held at the Carl Maddox
The Lady' Hornets
won totaling 220 points.
Jackson State finished
second with 104 points,
and the Univ. Arkansas-
Pine Bluff finished third
with 65 points marking a
big improvement from last
season for the Lady Lions.
On the men's side.
Alabama State finished
first followed by
Grambling State (2nd),
Southern (3rd). Arkansas-
Pine Bluff finished the
meet in a four-way tie for
1. Alabama State 220
SPECIAL TO THE
Anthony "Tony" Hill and
Duval County School
Brenda Priestly Jackson
recently hosted the Paul
Robeson Scholar Athlete
Summit for more than 900
"Being the mother of a'
student athlete and the
wife of an educator, I am
always: encouraging stu-
dents to strive for great-
ness in every area of their
life,", said Chairwoman
Priestly Jackson. "Mr.
Robeson was a perfect
example. of how hard
work and determination
inside the classroom cre-
Born in 1898, Paul
Robeson was the epitome
of the 20th-century
Renaissance man. His
father, an escaped slave,
was a Presbyterian minis-
ter, while his mother was
from a distinguished
Philadelphia family. At
17, Paul received a schol-
arship to Rutgers
University. In addition to
being his classes' valedic-
torian, he received an
unprecedented 12 major
letters. in baseball, foot-
ball, basketball, and track
An exceptional ath-
lete, actor, singer, cultural
scholar, author and politi-
cal activist, his talents
made'him a revered man
of his time. Mr. Robeson
spoke 15 languages, and
throughout the world for
causes of social justice.
More than any other per-
former of his time, he
believed "that the famous
have a responsibility to
fight for justice and peace.
"As a former athlete, I
believe it is extremely
important that our young
people know there are
opportunities out there
other than sports," said
Senator Hill.. "This sum-
mit teaches just that it
pushes the students to
excel in their communities
- both on and off the
During the summit,
middle and high school
students had the opportu-
nity to listen to a group of
dynamic speaker, from
the world of college or
professional sports, and
shared in "one-on-one."
"conversations with local,
state and national scholar
athletes who continue to
excel beyond the playing
The theme for this
year's summit was
Abilities to Achieve
Guest speakers included
Morehouse. College grad-
uate John H. Eaves, Ph.D.;
U.S. Naval Forces
Commander Victor G.
Guillory; and Jacksonville
Jaguars manager of player
relations Bahati Van Pelt.
One of the biggest
messages the -students
received was that every
high school athlete will
.not become a college ath-
lete; every college athlete
will not become a. profes-
sional athlete; however,
with a strong academic
background and a- com-
mitment to working hard
they-will find their ticket
Duval County Public
Schools operates 166
schools and serves
students. The school dis-
trict is committed to pro-.
viding high quality educa-
tional opportunities that
will inspire all students to
acquire .and use the
knowledge and skills
needed to succeed in a
global economy, and cul-
turally diverse world.
Marco Coleman and
"' 1 - . . -
2. Jackson State 104
3. Univ. Arkansas-
Pine Bluff 65
4. Grambling State 54
5. Prairie View A&M
6. Mississippi Valley
7. Southern 39
8. Texas Southern 37
9. Alabama A&M 8
Men's Team Results
I. Alabama State
2. Grambling State
3. Southern 70.3
4 (tie) Univ. Arkansas-
Pine Bluff, Texas
Southern,- Jackson State
68 7. Mississippi Valley
State 61 8. Prairie View
A&M 50.5 9. Alabama
Following an exciting
weekend that saw the No.
14 Florida -State men's
track and field team win-
ning its ninth ACC Indoor
title and the No. 17
women finishing in sec-
ond place, both programs
will split up between three
meets this weekend,
March 5-6, in its last
chance to qualify addi-
tional Seminoles for the
2010 NCAA. Indoor
Championships just a
week away. Florida State
will also travel some
'Noles to open the outdoor
season at the UNF Spring
Break Invitational Friday
and Saturday. .
"Indoor nationals is
going to be difficult for us
this year," FSU Head
Coach Bob Braman said.
"We are not going to have
Ngoni Makusha, Gonzalo
Barroilhet or Kevin
Sheldon Wilkerson 60m hurdles
Philip Redrick 100m Award
MARCH 6, 2010
:~* ~ ~
Cox Art of Hair Barber Shop is again proud to.show case
the following Honor Roll Students who have worked hard to
achieve this goal. We are still encouraging all students to
work hard and get a good education. We are continuing to
encourage all parents to take an active role in their chil-
LIST OF HONOREES:
1. Jaden Brown A & B Honor Roll
S.A Hull Elementary
2. Ra'Jah Buchanan A & B Honor Roll
Kirby Smith Middle School
3. Jordan Dawkins A & B Honor Roll
Darnell. Cookman Middle School
: 4. Cedric Granger A & B Honor Roll
Garden City Elementary
.5. Joseph Hopkins II- A & B Honor Roll
Garden City Elementary
6. Jordan James A & B Honor Roll
Trinity Christian Academy
7. Joshua James A Honor Roll
Trinity Christian Academy
8. Darien Levant A & B Honor Roll
The Potter's House Christian Academy
9. Edward Watkins II -A & B Honor Roll
Paxton Advanced Studies
10. Deuntae Williams A & B Honor Roll
Reynolds Lane Elementary
9 H.S. STUDENTS .FROM 5 STATES WILL COMPETE IN
SE BIOGENEIUS CHALLENGE
'Nine high school students from five states will compete Monday, March 8,
in the Southeastern regional finals of the 2010 sanofi-aventis International
BioGENEius Challenge. The competition, conducted by the Biotechnology Institute,
recognizes high school students who demonstrate an exemplary understanding of
biotechnology through research projects. Two winners will represent the Southeast
in the finals in Chicago during the 2010 Biotechnology Industry Organization
International Convention, May 3-6.
Georgia Bio, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and
Shionogi Pharma -- hosts of the Southeast competition -- salute this year's partici-
pants. Judging will be held at the CDC. Following are the state finalists and their
* Florida-- Morgan Monroe, Episcopal High School of Jacksonville,
Jacksonville, Fuel from Fermentation: Combining Clostridium Acetobutylicum and
Waste Biomass to Maximize Hydrogen
* Florida Muna Oli, Eastside High School, Gainesville, A Novel
Interdisciplinary Application for Personalized Tumor Treatment Using Nanothermal
* Georgia Anne Wang, George Walton Comprehensive High School,
Marietta, Developing a pH-Sensitive Fluorescent Dye (GFP) in E. coli for Screening
* Georgia Evan Davies, Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science and
Technology, Duluth, Palladium Catalysts applied to Organic Synthesis
* Louisiana -- Stephanie Axelson, Airline High School, Bossier City,
Identification of a New Link in Gene Silencing: Acetylation of the Methyl Binding
* Louisiana Stephanie Terhoeve, St. Joseph's Academy, Baton Rouge, Rescue
of Malformations Caused by Nucleolar Failure in Drosophila melanogaster; a Model
for the Human Treacher Collins Syndrome
* Mississippi Nickolas Whitehead, Oak Grove High School, Hattiesburg, A
Plasmid Construct For The Generation of a Green fluorescent Protein-Tagged
Carboxysome Mutant of Halothiobacillus Neapolitanus
* North Carolina Stefanie Schwemlein, North Carolina School of Science
and Mathematics, Durham, Peptide Ligands as Therapeutic Chelators for the
Treatment of Mercury Poisoning
* North Carolina Andrew Blonsky, Price Creek Independent School, Chapel
Hill, Changing Exhaust Into Oxygen: Could Algae Survive in a Tailpipe?
The sanofi-aventis International BioGENEius Challenge is an annual com-
petition for high school students that recognizes outstanding biotechnology research
in healthcare, agriculture and forestry, food processing, mining and the environment,
The Biotechnology Institute,.which conducts the BioGENEius Challenge, is.
dedicated to educating teachers, students and the public about the promise and chal-
lenges of biotechnology. Through year-round programs, the Institute is creating a
base of understanding and awareness about biotechnology among teachers and stu-
dents -and building the next generation of leaders in. the industry. Founded by the
biotechnology community in 1998, the Biotechnology Institute is an independent,
national nonprofit organization based in Arlington, VA.
Georgia Bio (www.gabio.org) is the private, non-profit association represent-
ing more than 300 pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device and diagnostic
companies, healthcare systems, universities, research institutes and other organiza-
tions involved in the research and development of life sciences products that
improve the health and well-being of people, animals and the environment world-
-T. RHONOR ROLL FOR THE SECOND-SEMESTER
Cox AR HMIRIS ER SHO"'
1 PREP RAP
Scholarship Winners Left to right: Katherine McMeek-East Lake High
Tarpon Spring, FL; Caitlin Williams-Stratford High School Groose Creek,
S.C.; Deloria Jackson Samuel W. Wolfson Jacksonville, FL; Marc Akbar
St. Joseph Academy St. Augustine, FL; Demetrius Stinson Liberty
County High Hineville, GA
Apollo 1 3, Crew
Reunites for 40t-h
Apollo 13... you've seen Hollywood's version on the big screen, now
hear the story straight from the astronauts during an exclusive insider's
event at launch headquarters, Kennedy Space Center, FL. On April 9, Apollo
13 astronauts Fred Haise, James Lovell and famed NASA Flight Director
Gene Kranz will join an elite line-up of astronauts and space icons-to com-
memorate this legendary voyage's 40th Anniversary during a special cele-
bration hosted by the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation (ASF). Event-goers
will re-live the adventure of NASA's most "successful failure" mission with a
behind-the-scenes journey through the venue where only the crew and few
others have been.
The event promises guests a drive-by of the actual launch pad where
the Apollo 13 crew took flight, a look into a mock Firing Room for a private
briefing by Kranz, and a fun-flared dinner under a restored, massive Saturn
V rocket the same vehicle used on this mission alongside the crew,
Kranz and key mission contributors. The evening will conclude with a panel
discussion, as the team shares their stories of what it took to safely return
the ill-fated mission to Earth.
"Everyone has read the Apollo 1,3 book or seen the film, but very few
people have had the opportunity to see where it all started," said Linn
LeBlanc Executive Director of Astronaut Scholarship Foundation for which
SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE FOR
The fall application period for low-income K-12 scholarships in
Florida will begin Monday (March 8).
The program, known as Step Up For Students and authorized under
a state law called Florida Tax Credit Scholarships, provides annual scholar-
ships worth up to $3,950 that can be used at more than 1,160 K-12 private
schools statewide. To qualify, new applicants must meet the household
income guidelines for the federal school lunch program. For a family of four,
that income limit for the 2010-11 school year is $40,793. Students must also
be entering either kindergarten or first grade or have attended a public
school this year.
Beginning Monday, applications .will" be available online at
.http://www.stepupforstudents.org and a toll-free hotline, 877-735-SUFS, will
be available for assistance.
The program was created in 2001 by the Florida Legislature to pro-
vide education options for economically disadvantaged children. The schol-
arships are financed by corporations that receive a dollarfor- dollar tax cred-
it for contributions up to a total statewide of $118-million. Currently, the pro-
gram serves about 27,600 students.
TO THE 2009 RECIPIENTS OF THE
JAMES (COACH) DAY
Schedule of Events
Sunday, March 14, 2010
James "Coach" Day Golf Tournament
Monday, March 15, 2010
Official Workshop & Dinner
Monday, March 15, 2010
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Hall of Fame Banquet
& Induction Ceremony
Thursday Evening, March 18, 2010
Clinics & Middle School Meet
Friday, March 19, 2010
The 46th Annual Bob Hayes
Invitational Track Meet
Saturday, March 20, 2010
the event will benefit. "This-event offers guests a rare glimpse of the mission
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