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Florida star
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Florida star
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Florida star news
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English
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Florida star (Jacksonville, Fla.)
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Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation:
Vol. 12, no. 13 i.e. 39 (Jan. 6, 1962)-
General Note:
"Florida's statewide black weekly."
General Note:
Publisher: Eric O. Simpson, Feb. 14, 1981-

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it's passing
There is such hate for health care reform, many are
puzzled,, especially since the Congressional, Budget
Office announced Thursday that the $940 billion legis-
lation would provide coverage to 32 million people
now uninsured by 2016, bringing the total number of
insured to about 95 percent of eligible Americans and
would reduce the federal deficit by $138 billion over
ten years and would continue to reduce the deficit dur-
ing the second decade.
Yet, the Republicans continue to fight and some, such
as Ron Paul who claims that only 5% of African
Americans have sensible political opinions, is seeming-
ly on a roll. So, does the hate for health care reform
stem from the fear of most Americans becoming.
healthy or is it a racial issue for some?
President Obama postponed his foreign travel with the
hope of the bill getting passed on Sunday. Let this third
Sunday in March be a major prayer day for all
Americans who wish to have access to health care, and
finally get the opportunity without declaring bankrupt-
cy to expand their chances for long life.

Eighty Year Old Arrested
Doris Thompson, 80, was arrest-
ed in late February for ransacking
and stealing cash from a major
medical office in Torrance,
California.
Thompson is small in size and
has a hearing impairment.
However, she has a history of theft
Doris Thompson, and has used 27 aliases during her
80, sentenced past 55 years for burglary and petty
theft.
She thanked the judge for only giving her three years.

Gabourey Sidibe's Mother
Exposing her Talent on TV
Normally, the child
follows in the foot-
steps of their parents
but, Alice Tan
Ridley, who is
known for providing
entertainment in the
New York subway, is
scheduled to audition
Gabourey Sidie and mother, Alice on the upcoming sea-
son of NBC's
"America's Got Talent." Her daughter was nominated
for the Oscars. She advised in interviews that she is
comfortable that she will do well.
You can go on the My Space and see her performing
in the New York subway and will probably agree.
Lil' Wayne Served Warrant
While in Prison
An Arizona judge issued a
warrant for Lil' Wayne's
S arrest after he failed to
show up for a court date in
his drug and weapons case.
He could not appear
because hp is in prison for
the next year in New York
for a separate illegal
weapons rap. He could get
Lil' Wayne out in eight months,


Michael Jackson's Secret Son
Taking Lead in Raising Children
S -- 'It has been learned that
Michael Jackson did tell
close friends about the
existence of Omer Bhatti, a
Norweigian, as his son.
Omer recently changed his
name to Omer Michael
Bhatti, and moved in with
the Jacksons in California
while helping Michael's
mother, 79-year-old
o-" b Katherine, care for his
oe hat, Michaels younger brothers and sister.
Omer Bhatti, Michael's Omer is a rapper-dancer
Jackson's Oldest Child
and met his dad in 1996
while his mom and step father were in Tunisia.
A deal is being reached on Michael's estate so there
should be no financial worries for his children.
In addition, his three body guards are planning a book
on the greatness of Michael as a father and as a person.

Wendy Williams Renews Show


it nas oeen reported rnat ine wenuy wiiniams nuow
has been renewed in 80 percent of U. S., including 18
of the top-20 markets and 37 of the top-40.
Wendy, who says she wants to be the new Oprah, is
attracting younger people in a crowded field of older-
skewing talk shows.

Women and Children Shelter


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Gateway Behavioral Health Services set to Open Women and
Children Shelter in the Brunswick, Georgia Area
Coastal Village Apartments, phase I of the Gateway
Town Center, a $12 Million,'20 acre therapeutic com-
munity, with 24 unit multifamily housing development
will be the new home to homeless women with children
and who are recovering from substance abuse and/or
mental illness, according to an announcement made on
March 11 in Brunswick
The grand opening is scheduled for Friday, March 26
at 11 a.m. Gateway is a publicly supported communi-
ty service, serving Camden, Glynn, McIntosh, Long,
Liberty, Bryan, Effingham, and Chatham counties.
Budget Workshop Continues
Mayor Peyton, as part of the city's increased empha-
sis on public participation and transparency in the
budget process, is reminding the citizens of the next
group of workshops.
The first was held on March 6, and the next is
Thursday, March 25 at Jean Ribault Senior High
School in the Multimedia Center, 3701 Winton Drive.
The following two will be onApril 17 and 29th.


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Mrs. Eva Lamar, 95
Eva Cobb Rosier Lamar,
mother of Florida Star
writer, Marsha Phelts,
was born July 29, 1914 in
Lake City, Florida.- She
was the second child and
oldest daughter of six
children born to pioneer
wood-yard owners,
Randall and Agnes Lloyd
Cobb. Her parents' only
form of transportation
was horse and buggy or
mule and wagon of which
Mr. Cobb proudly main-
tained a whole transporta-
tion fleet. Eva instilled
traditions and fond mem-
ories in her off-spring
through family holiday
dinners that she prepared
for the entire family with
only two conditions,
"bring only your appetite,
and eat all that you put on
your plate." Every year
in July, she threw a birth-
day party for each of her
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Mrs. Earlene Williams, 66
On Monday, March 15,
2010, the angels of heav-
en ascended and called
Earlene L. Williams to
receive her reward.
Earlene L. Williams was
the daughter of the late
Walton Miller and Mrs.
Catherine Miller. She was
born in Glynn County,
Georgia on August 7,
1943. Mrs. Williams
joined Saint Paul
Missionary Baptist
Church at an early age.
She attended Risley High
School in Brunswick,
Georgia and Florida
Community College in
Jacksonville, Florida.
'She was employed in.
retail at Sears, Navy
Exchange and Toys "R"
Us, where she was a team
leader and received many
awards and letters of
appreciation. She volun-
teered with the Duval
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Coach Quinn F. Gray Sr.

Quinn F. Gray Sr. is the
new coach at Andrew
Jackson High School in
Jacksonville, as
announced Thursday.
Gray is the youngest of
five children. He was
born in Fort Lauderdale
and graduated from
Dillard High School and
Coach Gray as a Jacksonville Florida A & M
Jaguar University where he.let-
tered in football for three years and holds all career
passing records at the University including passing
yards, touchdown passes, rushing touchdowns for a
quarterback pass attempts and completions.
He signed to an undrafted free agent deal with the
Jacksonville Jaguars in 2002, was released and back
again in 2003.
Gray spent the 2008 preseason with the Indianapolis
Colts, and the regular season with the Kansas City
Chiefs.

Jacksonville Urban League
The Jacksonville Urban League kicked off the
National Urban League's Centennial with an "I am
Empowered" initiative earlier this month at their office
at the comer of West Union and Davis Street.
A local Centennial Celebration Economic
Empowerment Summit is being planned for April 28th.
The Centennial Annual Meeting/Volunteer
Recognition Luncheon will be held on June 17th.


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Questions
What if don't receive
the form? Call 1-866-
872-6868, 8 a.m. to 9
p.m., seven days a week
from February 25, 2010
through July 30, 2010.
What if I don't have a
permanent address? You
should be counted where
you live and sleep most of
the time.
What if I don't have a
home? The Service
Based Enumeration (SBE)
operation has been created
for people who are dis-
placed. The Be Counted
form is also available at
various community loca-
tions.
How do I get a form in a
different language?
The forms are available in
English, Spanish, Chinese
(simplified), Korean,
Russian and Vietnamese.
Language assistance guides
are available in 59 differ-
ent languages as well as in
large print and Braille.
Can I fill the form out
online? No, not at this
time.
What if I don't fill in the
form? You will receive a
replacement form. If no
form is mailed back, you
should expect a personal
visit from a census taker
after March 2010.
What if I make a mis-
take?
Just draw a line through it


and mark the correct box
for the question.
What if I lose the form?
Call the Telephone
Questionnaire Assistance
Center at 1-866-872-6868.
Do I have to fill the form
in? Yes, you are required
by law to answer all ques-
tions to the best of your
ability.
What if I provide false
information? Anyone
who willfully gives an
answer that is false could
be fined up to $500.
How do I know the form
I received isn't counter-
feit? Any request for cen-
sus information from the
Census Bureau will be
clearly identified as com-
ing from the U.S. Census
Bureau and as OFFICIAL
BUSINESS of the United
States. Before your house-
hold receives a mailed
form, a phone call or a
visit from the Census
Bureau, you will be given
a few days' notice with a
letter from the Census
Bureau Director.
Security: Who sees my
information? By law, the
Census Bureau cannot
share respondents'
answers with anyone,
including the IRS, FBI,
CIA or any other govern-
ment agency. All Census
Bureau employees take
the oath of nondisclo-


sures.
Can my neighbor see my
information? No, it is
unlawful for the Census
Bureau to give personally
identifiable information
about an individual to any
other individual or agency
until 72 years after it is
collected.
I filled out and returned
the form but a census
taker visited my home
anyway. Quality checks
are used to assure the
bureau's procedures are
working and that staff
members are doing the job
assigned them.
Why does the census
taker visit my home
more than once? Census
takers visit local homes up
to three times to record
resident information for
2010 Census. They will
leave a door hanger, fea-
turing a phone number,
each time, if the resident
they are trying to reach is
not at home. Residents
can then call the number
and schedule a visit..

THE TEN QUESTIONS

1. How many people were
living or staying in this
house, apartment, or
mobile home on April 1,
2010?
2. Were there any addi-
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April 1, 2010 that you did
not include in Question 1 ?
3. Is this house, apart-
ment, or mobile home
(Mark one box) bwned by
you or someone in this
household with a mort-
gage or loan? Owned by
you or someone in the
household free and clear?
Rented? Occupied without
payment or rent?
4. What is your telephone
number?
5. Please provide informa-
tion for each person living
here. Start with a person
living here who owns or
rents this house, apart-
ment, or mobile home. If
the owner or renter lives
somewhere else, start with
any adult living here. This
will be the Person 1. What
is the Person 1 's name?
6. What is Person l's sex?
Mark one box-Male or
Female.
7. What is Person l's age
and what is Person 1's
date of birth?
8. Is Person 1 of Hispanic,
Latino or Spanish origin?
9. What is Person l's
race? Mark one or more
boxes.
10. Does Person 1 some-
times live or stay some-
where else?


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or hate. Let it be known that the views and opinions expressed are not those of The Floria Star owner or
staff. It is being accepted because some writers and readers feel their feelings and fears are not being
heard.
CHARTER REVIEW COMMISSION RECOMMENDATIONS

As you may be aware, the Charter Review Commission for Duval County and
Jacksonville, Florida have concluded their eighth month review of the City
Charter and its ordinances. First eight months are not long enough, they need
at lest a year. Second they should not come into the review with their own agen-
da or any ties to special interest. If anyone states they may have a conflict, they
do and if they do not, they should step away from the process to avoid any pos-
sibilities of doing any thing wrong. Third each district should be represented on
the commission. Finally, Americans of African descent (Blacks, African
Americans) have fought too long along with women in this country to get
the right to vote. An appointed school board is just dumb! However, there
needs to be some accountability that ties the Mayor's Office and the School
Board together. Why not have a national search by the executive branch of
government, and allow the school board to continue to have the oversight.
This would foster a better working relationship between the Mayor and the
School Board. They literally would have to sit down and work together in
the best interest of our children and provide more accountability of the
Mayor. Imagine that, a Mayor could lose his/her job because the school
system is failing under his watch and at the same time the school board
members could lose their jobs. It would be an interesting battle to say the
least, "but this might be a healthy battle for our children. Who does the fin-
ger pointing now? Give the principals the authority to hire and fire incompetent
teachers after a fair evaluation process and hold both principal and teachers
accountable. Click...,let's change the subject.

Having problems with Police abuse in your community or as it relates to you.
File your complaint directly to the Human Rights Commission of
Jacksonville, Florida to Mrs. Charlene Taylor Hill who has the authority by
the City Charter to investigate. BY THE WAY, IT IS HARD FOR THE PER-
SON IN CHARGE OF THE HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION WHO ANSWERS
TO THE MAYOR DIRECTLY TO DO THEIR JOB PROPERLY BECAUSE
SOMETIME THE ISSUES MAY IMPACT THE MAYOR DIRECTLY. MAKES
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1Faith In Our Community
Schedule of Events and Services D

ELDER ROBERT JACKSON & THE NEW SPIR-
IT TRAVELERS' 22nd ANNIVERSARY, March 21,
2010 at 5:30 p.m. at the Faith Temple Fellowship
Ministries, located at 2133 Wishart St. Guess are: Jessie
and The Miracles, Punch Baldwin (Georgia Mass
Choir), Reverend Tyrone Green of Daytona Beach,FL
(M.C.), Pastor Minnie Gomes of Lake City, FL (M.C.),
LaVon Cooper and the Voices of Harmony of DeLand,
FL, Rejoice Gospel Singers, and many, many more. For
more information, contact Robert Jackson at (904) 759-
1468 or email @ rjackson@bellsouth.net
SUMMERVILLE MISSIONARY BAPTIST
CHURCH, Dr. James W. Henry, Pastor, Worship
Center, 690 West 20th St. Annual Family and Friends
Day on March 21st at 11:00 a.m. This worship service
is also dedicated to our sacrificial groups "The Twelve
Tribes of Israel." Trophies will be awarded to the sacri-
'ficial groups with the largest number of members, fam-
ily and friends in attendance..
SUNBEAM GOSPEL SINGERS IN CONCERT,
Sunday, March 21st at 6:00 p.m.' Revelation Prayer
House, 1725 West 28th St. Rev. Grady Dicks, Pastor.
For more information,. call Deacon Charlie Cisero at
355-5430.
FIRST QUARTERLY REVIVAL 2010 of THE
HOLY TABERNACLE CHURCH, 6416 Miriam St.
Saturday night, March 27th at 7:30 pm and Sunday
morning, March 28, at 11:00 a.m. The speaker will be
our very own First Lady, Prophetess Sandra J. Cardona.
For more information, call the church at 764-3754 or
Min. Horace Bell, Jr. at 708-5331.
Almetha Bacon Thompson,
was born January 3, 1929 in East
Jacksonville, Florida in a home of
loving parents, Martha and Willie
Bacon. She was the widow of Samuel
L. Thompson. Mrs. Thompson was a .
graduate ofFlorida A & M University
and touched the lives of many as a
teacher in the Duval Public Schools.
She was a lifetime member of St. John Missionary Baptist
Church where at various times, she chaired special pro-
grams, taught Sunday school and served as the Church's
pianist. Mrs. Thompson held membership in Zeta Phi
Beta Sorority and the Retired Educators Association.
In 1976 she hosted her 30th class reunion with a pic-
nic at her home. She continued to participate in reunions,
cruises and meetings from 1946-2010. After a rewarding
life. Almethba died peacefully in her sleep at home on
March 10, 2010.,
Left to mourn are treasured friends: Willie Parker,
Ernestine Riggins (Leonard)Bumett, Verdie Crews,,Lois
D. Gibson, Maryland B. Robinson, Marsha Dean
(Michael) Phelts and the Stanton High School Class of
1946. Wake and visitation will be Thursday, 5-7 PM at the
Alphonso West Mortuary, 4409 Soutel Dr. Funeral serv-
ices will be held, Friday, March 19, 11 a.m. at St. John
Missionary Baptist Church, 740 Bridier Street,
Jacksonville, Florida Rev. David Terry officiate.

In Loving Memory
of the late
MRS. ORALEAN PEACOCK
1916-2003
We Can never be separated
from those we love...
A because God leaves us with
memories to hold and love
that don 'tpass away.
It has been seven years since God called you home. It
seems like yesterday. Missed and loved by: Don and
Ora McQueen, Grandchildren, Greatgrands, other
R\ relatives and Friends.
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(AREA DEATHS)

ASKEW, Ms. Mary D.,
died March 5, 2010.
MARSHALL-Jackson,
Sarah A., (49) died March
10, 2010.
McFARLIN, Thomasina
Friall, died February 27,
2010.
ORELUS, Raynold, died
February 22, 2010. Aaron
& Burney Bivens Funeral
Home.
SEWELL, Paul M., Sr.,
died March 12, 2010.
Aaron & Burney Bivens
Funeral Home.
STORY, Godfrey "Pop",
died March 15, 2010.
TEAMER, ZsaNelle
King, died March 2010.
THOMPSON, Almetha
Bacon, died March 12,
2010.
WALKER, Honey
Shealey, died February
13, 2010.
WRIGHT, Sarah
Robinson, died February
22, 2010.


LGEORGIA DEATHS
ALLEN, Mary, died
Friday. R.L. Jones and
Sons Funeral Home.
BROWN, Easter Mae,
died March 12, 2010.
Brunswick Funeral Home
is handling arrangements.
CARTER, Ben, III,
"Darien," died Friday.
Hall, Jones and Brown
Funeral Home.
CASON, Leonard,
Brunswick, died Monday.
JENKINS Louis W., Sr.,
66, of Savannah, GA.,
died Friday at Riverview
Nursing Home under the
care of Hospice
Savannah. He was born in
Jacksonville, FL, and was
a graduate of Douglas
Anderson High School,
Class of 1960, and Florida
Memorial College in St.
Augustine, FL.
JIMERSON, Mary Lena
died March 12, 2010.
Hall, Jones, and Brown is
handling arrangements.
WALKER-WAVERLY,
Arlean C., died Sunday.


Safe Kids Northeast Florida
Joins National Health and Safety Partners
to Eliminate "Forgotten Child" Deaths
Spring approaches, bringing with it warmer temper-
atures, Safe Kids Northeast Florida, led by Wolfson
Children's Hospital, is working to increase awareness
and urge caregivers to never leave children alone in a
vehicle.
Unfortunately, though it is only March, the first heat
stroke fatality has already occurred. With the goal of
having no more children die from heat stroke when they
are forgotten in cars, safety experts and child advocates
remind parents and caregivers to always check for
sleeping children before leaving a vehicle.
Between 1998 and 2009, 445 children died from
heat stroke because they were unattended in vehicles
that became too hot for them to survive. "A child's body
heats up three to five times faster than an adult's and
unattended children have no way of protecting them-
selves in a hot vehicle" says Cynthia Dennis, RN, Safe
Kids Northeast Florida coordinator. "The overall goal
of the campaign we are launching today is to make sure
no more children will die in 2010 because they were
unattended in a vehicle. We wantlarents and caregivers
to take precautions so that this tragedy does not happen
to them."
More than 50 percent of the children who died from
heat stroke were forgotten by a caring adult who
became distracted when they left the vehicle. When left
unattended by an adult, 30 percent of affected kids
gained entry into an unlocked vehicle, became trapped
and were overcome by heat.'It takes only minutes for a
child to be at risk of death and serious, permanent injury
in a hot car. Drivers must keep car doors locked and
keys out of reach from young children.
Safe Kids Northeast Florida and Wolfson Children's
Hospital urge all adults who transport children to take
the following steps:
* Call 911 if they see a child unattended in a vehicle.
* Never leave children alone in a car even for 1
minute.
* Set your cell phone or Blackberry reminder to be sure
you drop your child off at daycare.
* Set your computer "Outlook" program to ask you,
"Did you drop off at daycare today?"
* Place a cell phone, PDA, purse, briefcase, gym bag or
whatever is to be carried from the car on the floor in
front of the child in a back seat. This forces the adult to
open the back door and observe the child.
* Have a plan with your child care provider to call if
your child does not arrive when expected.
* Keep keys and remote entry key fobs out of children's
reach.
* Lock all vehicles at all times.
* Check cars and trunks first if a child goes missing.
For more information on preventing hyperthermia
deaths, visit www.ggwweather.com/heat and
www.safekids.org/nlyca. Be sure to NEVER LEAVE
YOUR CHILD ALONE in a car.
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New Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church
1824 Prospect Street Jacksonville, FL 32208
Sunday School ..:..................................9:30 a.m .
Sunday Morning '....
Intercessory Prayer...................10:45 a.m. .
Morning Worship .......................11:00 a.m.
Youth Church -
2nd & 3rd Sundays (Old Sanctuary) T..
Tuesday Pastoral Bible Study ............ 7:00 p.m. . I J
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 M ministry .............................. 6:30 p.m.
201 East Beaver St. (904) 355-9475
Rev. F.D. Richardson Jr., Pastor

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

Parnes ChapelA.M.E. Church
2200 Albany Street, PC Box 759. Biuns kick, GA 31520
(9121 261-9555
Rer Richad Huticerpora. Pastoi
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B Socially Speaking
By Betty Asque Davis / Photos by J. Carl Davis, Sr.


MARCH 20, 2010


I "There's Always Sor


FlaJax Club After Eighty Years
Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the Pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.
In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.
Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds, and shall find, me unafraid.
It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll.
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.
William Ernest Henleyl
Continuing the FlaJax journey that began Octoberr
16, 1930 with the election of the late John Ross as the
first FlaJax Club President, incoming President JohnI
Edwards chose the words of William Ernest Henley
to close his first message as FLAJAX President. His
lovely wife, Mrs. Janette Edwards became the
FLAJill's President. The Honorable Ms. Mia Jones
was the speaker and installing officer for the bienniali
event held at the Wyndham Jacksonville's Topsider'
Room. Other FlaJax officers installed were: Vice,
President George Marshall, Recording Secretal-v'
'Ronald Jones, Corresponding Neil Frink, Financial'
SecretarN Edgar L. Mathis, Sr., Treasurer Jean'
Downing, Business Manager' William Bodie,
Chaplain Henry Speights, Historian Dr. William,
Scott. Jr., Parliamentariah Dr. William Holmes, Jr.,
i Sergeant At Arms James Andrews, with Trustees-,
IOutgoing President James 'Carl' Davis, Sr., Trov"
Canady, Henry Sellers, Lt. Col. Robert Porter,i
i(Ret.) and Dozell Varner. Other FlaJill officers are:
Vice President .Mrs. Shirley Marshall, Recording'
Secretary Ms. Brenda Speights, CorrespondinI
Secretary Mrs. Joyce Frink and Treasurer Mrs.!
Grace West.
Outgoing president James 'Carl' Davis, Sr. pre-i
isented each member of FlaJax Club engraved digital
Clocks along with appreciation plagues to his leader-1
ship team (Ron Jones, Neil Frink, George Barnes.
1and Edgar L. Mathis, Sr.). He also presented bouquets)
Sof roses to his lovely wife, outgoing FlaJill president
Mrs. Betty Asque Davis and incoming FLAJill pres-
iident Mrs. Janette Edwards. Each FLAJill member
received individual roses.
i Ms. Deborah Riley sang superbly two selections
with a resounding message. Joining Ms. Riley on the
program were: FLAJAX Members-Ronald Jones,
Robert Flornoy, George Marshall, William Bodie,g
Outgoing president James 'Carl' Davis, Sr., Henry
Sellers and incoming president John Edwards.
The FLAJAX event planners led by Ronald Jones
did a fantastic job! It was quite splendid! Yes, splendid
indeed! Photos by Mrs. Michelle Davis Singleton


4.I, Outgoing rL.AJ.-l.\ 'resiaeni J. ( art valts,
FLAJAX FLAJills Leaders Sr. with Incoming President John Edwards
Mrs. Janette and John and Installing Officer, The Honorable Ms.
Edwards Mia Jones













Outgoing FLAJills President Mrs. FLAJAX Members George Barnes
Betty Asque with Incoming AJa Dvs Br
FLAJills President Mrs. Janette and J. CarlDavis, Sr.
Edwards r


FLAJAX Members J. Carl Davis, Sr., Ron Jones
and Henry Sellers


Outgoing FLAJAX President J.
Carl Davis, 'Sr. with Incoming FLAJAX Members Edgar L. Mathis, Sr.
President John Edwards. and J. Carl Davis, Sr.


Eta Iota Chapter, Alpha
Kappa Alpha Sorority,
Inc. Honored
Mrs., Bessie Davis
wrote: "An aura of excite-
ment filled the air as guest
emerged from their cars to
attend an "Afternoon of
Tea" hosted by Mrs.
Delores Gardner James in
the family palatial home at
Emily's Walk in
Jacksonville, Florida.
The "Hostess with the
Mostest," attired in a gor-
geous while suit greeted
each guest in grand style,
assisted by he brothers
Ossie Gardner and Larry
Gardner who were hand-
somely attired in black
tuxedos.
The hostess, Mrs.
James, never devoid of
imagination, set, the stage
and tone for the affair per-
fectly as guests singed in
and were escorted to their
seats. The delicate linens
and china that so beautiful-
ly adorned each table made
the perfect setting for a
Fashionable Tea and Alpha
kappa Alpha event. Pink
roses in an array of assort-


ments donned the "tables as
centerpieces. The ambience
was one set for royalty.
Among the guests were
members of Alpha Kappa
Alpha Sorority, Inc., Delta
Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.,
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc,
Business and Professional
Women, Mrs. Barbara
Pryor-who heads a Charter
School for Girls in Albany,
New York, Retired
Educator Mrs. Marian
Washington, Jacksonville
Historian Mrs. Camilla
Perkins Thompson, Mrs.
Toni Alford, and members
of the National Sorority of
Phi Delta Kappa, Inc.
Following the hostess'
touching and beautiful
prayer, it was "Tea Time."
Hot topics for discussion
included Universal Health
Care, Massachusetts'
January, 2010 Election and
National Education
Reform.
Dr. Yvonne Hicks con-
ducted the Silent Auction
that featured: An unusual
Tea Pot; paint suits, African
Art, tea holders, glassware,
accordion pin and green file


box, note pads and linen
coasters. Beautifully deco-
rated pink and green
Auction cards were given
to guests desiring to bid.
Some of the Auction results
were to be donated to
Edward Waters College.
A monetary donation

F-u/


benefiting the Alpha kappa Omega Chapter's president
Alpha Service, Builders Mrs. Delphine Oden.
Scholarship was received at Each guest left with a
the Tea. Kedrick and Mrs. program of activities for the
Lynette Adkins presented afternoon that included
an additional donation on excerpts from the book,
behalf of the Tea for the Having a Tea of Your Own,
2010 Scholarship fund was recipes and a magnetic cal-
sent directly to the Eta Iota endar of America's First


Family.
It was truly an event
that one would want in their
archive of memories-fash-
ionable, tasty, great compa-
ny, tasteful fun. All agreed,
this could be done
again...Anytime. What a
Grand Affair!!!"


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JULIETTE FAIRLY

BREAKING GROUND DOING IT HER WAY!
BY RYCH MCCAIN/ FEEDBACKRYCH@SBCGLOBAL.NET
PHOTOS COURTESY OF CHLOE FEIGEN PR


SShe is attractive and
her looks, arrest your
attention first, but after a
couple.of minutes talking
with her; what ever ini-
tial first impressions you
may have formed, quick-
ly does a 180 degree
S spin and you realize that,
you are in the presence
of a serious
writer/actress on a defi-
nite mission. Juliette
Fairley is our subject in
question. The French
born daughter of an
African American father
and French Caucasian
mother received her BA
Degree from Columbia
University in New York and went on to study comedy, improve and dramatic
acting under the legendary acting teachers Susan Batson and Wynn
Handman at The New York Conservatory for The Dramatic Arts. Needless to
say that Fairley speaks fluent French and has appeared in more than twen-
ty film and TV shows. Her work has circulated via the major film festivals and
she has written a book titled "Cash In The City; Affording Martini's, Manolos
and Manicures on a Working Girl's Salary" published by John Wiley & Sons.
Fairley hosted "Cha Ching Money Makers" TV Show for the Discovery
Channel. She plays the therapist in the new series "Hey Diddle Diddle" on
Satellite TV and was an NAACP Theater Award nominee as well as starring
in an NBC-TV pilot Mayor of New York (M.O.N.Y.) directed by Spike Lee. For
the past year, Fairley has starred in her own one woman show titled "The


Making of A Mulatto" which has garnered rave reviews from the New York
Times, The Amsterdam News, Show Business Weekly as well as interviews
on CNN, New York radio and others. Fairley is currently rehearsing for her
third one woman play titled "Til Mixed Do Us Part." The show is due to open
in Los Angeles in April then go to New York.
When asked about the new play Fairley runs it down, "It is the third
part in a series. It's about a bi-racial.woman who has a White mother and an
Afro father and how difficult it is for bi-racial people to get married. She has
a snooty White mother and an afro father who's scarring all the men away.
So it's a comedy. And so the whole story is about how it's hard to get mar-
ried when you've got a White mother to please, nobody is good enough and
the afro father who scares everybody away. It is a little bit of a departure from
my previous plays which were very hard hitting. They were very much based
in history and now I'm lighting up a bit and I'm doing more of a comedy spin
on the interracial experience in America."
When asked what her reception was on her last play "The Making of
A Mulatto," Fairley says, "The New York reception was incredible but in LA I
didn't get much reception. New York is a theatre town and the media was
such a slam I said I should have brought this to New York long time ago!"
Fairley is the sole writer for all of her plays because she is the one who has
experience the drama. She laughs, "There is no one else that I know of that
is doing one woman shows about being bi-racial. I wanted to do it because
theatre is a lot easier, it's cheaper and I love theatre; it's very much under-
rated. A lot of stuff gets done with theatre. A lot of bi-racial people in New
York who came to see my play felt validated. They said wow, I was glad to
see it. Of course there were Afros and Whites who came too but the bi-racial
people really appreciate it."


WASSUP IN HOLLYHOOD

By Rych McCain/ feedbackrych@sbcglobal.net


RADIO:
Word is in the wind that comedian/actor Cedric The Entertainer is
itching to get in on the syndicated radio show bandwagon with his own
show. We'll see what develops!
TV:
The CW Network will air the midseason debut of their new reality
show "Fly Girls" on Wed., March 24th at 9:00 PM/ET. The series follows five
beautiful Virgin America flight attendants as they jet from one glamorous
location to the next, including Las Vegas, South Beach and New York City,
while pursuing good times, great parties, adventure and love. "High
Society," another CW Network reality show, follows immediately after "Fly
Girls." "High Society" follows socialite and so-called "Park Avenue
Princess," Tinsley Mortimer and her running crew as they frolic and circu-
late through New York's most prestigious black-tie affairs, parties, fashion
exclusives and never-before-seen action from behind the velvet rope.
DVD RELEASE:
Actress Anika Noni Rose joined the "Court of Disney Princesses"
and a host of celebrity guest as her "The Princess and The Frog" character
Tiana was officially crowned the Ninth Member of the "Disney Princess
Royal Court." The ceremony took place in the Grand Ballroom at the his-
toric New York Palace in Manhattan. Tianna will be forever enshrined, cel-
ebrated and recognized as a Disney Princess across all divisions of the
Walt Disney Company and will be included in all Disney mucho money
making) merchandise.
FREE DVD:
"The Princess and The Frog" DVD has now been released on DVD.
In celebration of Tiana's enshrinement, I will give away a "free" DVD of "The
Princess and The Frog" to the first five people who request it via e-mailing
me at feedbackrych@sbcglobal.net. I do this on a regular basis so you all
know the drill. Include your full mailing address.
AFRICAN AMERICAN YOUTH BIBLES:
Zondervan has published and released two full texted versions of the


Bible developed specifically for African-American children and teens. The
"Our Heritage and Faith Bible" is for Black teens while the "My Holy Bible"
is for Black Children. Both Bibles can be, purchased in the HIV or KJV. Both
Bibles include Black heritage artwork, photos and illustrations. For informa-
tion on how to order these Bibles, go to www.zonderkidz.com For the first
five people who e-mail me requesting a "free" Bible at feedback-
rych@sbcglobal.net, I'll send you a brand new one.
MOVIES:
Diary of a Wimpy Kid; Twentieth Century Fox Pictures; Starring
Zachary Gordon, Robert Capron, Rachael Harris, Steve Zahn, Devon
Bostick, Chloe Grace Moretz and Grayson Russell. Directed by Thor
Freudentahal. Written by Gabe Sachs, Jeff Judah,, Jackie and Jeff Filgo.
Produced by Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson. This is a wholesome
movie about a youngster named Greg Heffley (Gordon) going through the
scariest time of anyone's life i.e., his awkward "tween" years during his first
year of middle school. This film's rendition is obviously the middle class
suburban version as its inner-city counter part is 180 degrees opposite.
Getting past that; the movie is a refreshing break from the halls of violence
norm for a school movie and should be an enjoyable and funny experience.
Repo Men: Universal Pictures; Starring Forest Whitaker, Jude Law,
Alice Braga, Live Schreiber and Canrice Van Houten. Directed by Miguel
Sapochnik. Screenplay by Eric Garcia and Garrett Lerner. Adapted from the
novel "The Repossession Mambo" by Eric Garcia. Produced by Miguel
Sapochnik, Jon Mone and Mike Drake. This film is humanly cruel, bloody,
gory and pretty disgusting! When a patient has an organ transplant and falls
to delinquent on their payments, the repo man comes to barbarically take
the body organ back simply by cutting (butchering) the person open and
taking the part, leaving the victim to die. This movie shows man at his low-
est low in terms of how much of a non caring animal he can be. Leave this
one for someone else to rent much less waste money seeing this sick piece
of crap!
Hit me up at feedbackrych@sbcglobal.net
Study, Observe and Win!
Rych


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Eva Lamar Continued from A-1


much loved 10 grand-
children and 16 great-
grandchildren. She
frequently reflected
upon Eccl. 11:1, "Cast
thy bread upon the
waters..., adding, God
has sent my bread
back buttered, time
after time."
Eva was a life-long
member of Mt. Sinai
Baptist Church and


was always active.
Over the years she
served as the
Secretary of the
Sunday school and
Bible Study Class,
taught and lastly
served as Deaconess.
She graduated from
Stanton High School
and married her
schoolmate, Charles
Rosier. She subse-


quently graduated
from Florida A & M
University and taught
for 28 years and in the
Duval County School
System.
An avid traveler, Eva
Lamar visited all 50
states as well as
numerous countries.
Eva passed away on
March 14, 2010. The
Wake will be held on


Friday, March 19,
2010 from 5-8 atA. B.
Coleman Mortuary,
and the Funeral
Saturday, March -20 at
3:00 p.m. at Mt. Sinai
Baptist Church, 2036
Silver Street,
Jacksonville, Florida
32206, Rev. R. L.
Gundy, pastor


Talking To An Attorney
By Burney Bivens, Esq. LFD

DEBTS AND COSIGNERS

Many times a person is asked to cosign on a debt for a friend or relative to allow that per-
son to obtain a loan. In order to understand exactly what it means to be a cosigner, it is
important to understand the purpose of getting a cosigner. From the view point of a lender,
if the primary borrower has sufficient credit and/or assets and is otherwise qualified to
obtain a loan then there is no need for a cosigner. On the other hand, when the primary bor-
rower is unable to secure a loan without assistance of others, then a cosigner is required. It
then follows that except for someone with sufficient credit worthiness, the loan would not
be approved. The creditor already knows that the primary borrower is not likely to pay and
therefore when the loan goes into default a creditor may not spend a great deal of time look-
ing for the primary unqualified borrower.

Many times a cosigner will complain that the borrower should go after the primary and
not after the cosigner. Two things are important here:

1. The lender already knows that the primary borrower is not likely to have assets, income
or other credit worthiness to pay the loan.

2. Because both persons are responsible, the lender has a legal right to pursue collection
from either one individually or from both. However, because the lender already knows that
the cosigner and credit history that made it possible for the loan to be approved in the first
place then this is the person who is most likely to have something to protect in terms of their
credit history and this is the person who is most likely to have assets and the ability to pay.
It is for that reason ihat most of the collection efforts are addressed to the cosigner instead
of the primary borrower. For example, you have an 18 year old high school graduate with
his first job and no credit history and wants to buy a new car. You have a 30 year work his-
tory and a good track record of paying your bills and a reasonable bank account. The bank
may not approve a car loan for the 18 year with his new job but clearly your history income
and assets will allow the loan to be approved. You want to teach your child some respon-
sibility and allow them an opportunity to make the car payments. However, if the payments
are not made, where as the bank more likely to collect its money? The answer is easy.

This analysis of a cosigner on a personal loan also applies 'to an individual signing a per-
sonal guarantee for a company loan. For example you start a new business and establish a
corporation. Legally the corporation is a separate entity and is treated just like an individ-
ual. But the business is new, has no income history, has no bank account, and is struggling
to pay its bills. In order to keep the business operating a bank loan may be necessary to
purchase supplies and equipment and to meet basic overhead expenses. Your attorneys and
accountants have advised you to incorporate the business to keep the business operations
separate and apart from your personal matters. However, the bank is not likely to loan
money to such a business without a personal guarantee from the owners of the business.
While the business may not be credit worthy, the individual owners may own their home
with equity in it, they may have monies in the bank and other assets and a long positive
credit history. In those cases, a bank may require a personal guarantee from the company
owners. In this case, the company is the primary borrower (just like your 18 year old child).
Then the company owners who signed the personal guarantee are just like the parent of that
child. If the loan goes into default because the business failed, then the bank has a source
from which to collect the money.

When you understand this process and the reason from-a cosigner for an individual loan,
or a personal guarantor for a business loan, it is easy to understand why the lender will pur-
sue the cosigner or personal guarantor. With this understanding, when it comes to collec-
tion one may assume that the person who cosigned is the one who is primarily responsible
to pay.

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 904-264-3412. For questions regarding funeral services call Aaron and Burney
Bivens Funeral Home at 904-264-1233.


Eariene rrom M-
County School System,
Boy Scouts, and Girl
Scouts.
Mrs. Williams leaves to
cherish her memory a
loving husband of 36
years Mr. Will E.
Williams; one son Mr.
Brian N. Williams of
Brunswick; one sister
Mrs. Catherine Ann
(Willie) Butler of
Brunswick; one brother
Mr. Walter (Loretta)
Miller of Brunswick;
one brother-in-law Mr.
Eustace (Beverly)
Williams, Jr. of Los
Angeles, California; one
sister-in-law Mrs. Greta


(Harry) Woodruff of
Tacoma, Washington;
two granddaughters,
Ms. Radja M. Williams
of Hampton, Virginia
and Ms. Monique
Williams of
Jacksonville; and a host
of nieces, nephews,
other relatives and
friends.
A memorial service
will be held Saturday,
March 27, 2010 at 2:00
p.m. at Aaron and
Burney Bivens Funeral
Home, 529 Kingsley
Avenue, Orange Park,
Florida 32073, (904)
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talk to my mother but she is always fussing about her
boyfriends, my siblings' fathers and money. I don't want to quit college or ruin my

relationship but it looks as if that's where things are heading. What can I do?
Tamyra Jackson (On-Line Reader)
Dear Tamyra:
Families stick together no matter what and in your case, you have to be the glue. You

may not. see it, but your mother is doing the best she can with what she has. All you
can do is hang in there, help the best you can and push yourself harder to become
better and achieve. You should work out a schedule with your mother, college and
the kids and bmy sure to rest and stay focused. You will get youllege or rd in the end
after you've done the right thing.

Dear Deanna!
I want more out of my current relationship but I thin your casek my past is causing negativity
between us. I have been known to havher is doing the more than one boyfriend and play the hs. Afield
but I've changed. I'm ready to settle down but my past seems to haunt me on a reg-
ular basis. My boyfriend tells me he would a schedbut he's afraid he can't trust me.
What can I do to prove that I've changed and can be trusted?
Anonymous (Charlotte, NC)

Dear Anonymous:
Pbetw lieve that once you're a cheat, you will always be a cheat. Your lack of care
for your morals is giving you a dose of reality that you can't seem to swallow right
now. You've shown your boyfriend quite a few things when you thought he and oth-
ers were not looking. The only thing you can do is stay on the straight and narrow

path in your relationship, meet his expectations and demonstrate to him that you're
on his team seeking longevity and a future.
Dear Deanna!

My cousin has betrayed me by getting with my ex-boyfriend. We had a break-up but
I felt therlieve always hope to get backheat, your. I'm having a hard time because of the
family issue and now they're having a baby together. I'm trying to control myself
and keep it-together because he was seeing her w hen was with me... I was doing
fines were and moving on until he called wanting to have a fling. I'm torn between seeing
pim and telling my cousin. What do I do?
Miserable But Holding On (Denver, CO)
Dear Miserable:
If you think things are bad now, go ahead and get with him and you'll have a break-up living
nightmare on your hands. Whether he's with your cousin, a friend or a stranger, you
had your chance, it didn't work out and now he's onto someone else. You have
enough time and mto hold on to your sanity and find a relationship that's good for you.

Hold your head high and let the past be the past and although your cousin has him,
realize that he's cheating on her but it's not with you.
Ask Deanna is written by Deanna M. Write Ask Deanna! Deanna M, 264 S La Cienega, Suite 1283,
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PONTA VEDRA POINT SHOPPING CENTER ART & CRAFT FESTI-
VAL -880 AlA North, Ponte Verda, March 20 21, Saturday 10:00 a.m. 5:00
p.m. and Sunday 10:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m. Fine Arts, Fine Crafts, Food, Free
Admission, Free Parking. For more information call 352-344-0657 or www.
tnteventsinc.com
SALUTE TO WOMEN VETERANS March 20, at the American Legion,
Post #197, located at 2179 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 Humphries at (904) 525-7529 or
Errol Woodard at (904) 982-3700. This is a semi-formal event.
EDWARD WATERS COLLEGE'S 9TH ANNUAL FINE ARTS BENEFIT
SCHOLARSHIP CONCERT, Sunday, March 21st at the Robert E. Jacoby
Symphony 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.
JACKSONVILLE AREA LEGAL AID (JALA) will be conducting
JALACARE training at Florida Coastal School of Law, located at 8787
Baypine Rd., Room 505, Tuesday, March 23, 2010 from 11:30 to 1:30 p.m.
JALACARE is the local version of C.A.E.E. (Credit Abuse Resistance
Education), a nationwide consumer education movement started by Judge John
C. Ninfo, II, Chief Judge of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District
of New York. C.A.R.E. educates high school seniors and college freshmen
about the dangers of consumer debt. JALACARE trains lawyers to teach CARE
to high school seniors and college freshmen in Jacksonville. This training is
approved by the Florida Bar Association for 2.0 CLE hours.
SISTERS NETWORK NORTHEAST FLORIDA CHAPTER is having a
Community Breast Cancer Education and Awareness Workshop, Saturday,
March 27, 2010 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Bradham-Brooks
Northwest Branch Library, 1755 Edgewood Ave., W. For additional informa-
tion, please call (904) 757-6622.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS MONTHLY MEETING of the NORTHEAST-
FLORIDA COMMUNITY ACTION AGENCY, INC.(NFCAA), Thursday,
March 25, 2010 at 4:00 p.m. The meeting will be held in the Board Conference
Room, 4070 Boulevard Center Drive, 4500 Building, Suite 200. NFCAA is a
non-profit corporation dedicated toward the identification and elimination of
the causes of poverty on a long-term basis and to alleviate the impact of the
effects on people. Individuals who require reasonable accommodation in order
to participate must notify NFCAA at its Central Office at (904) 398-7472,
extension 224, at least three working days prior to the meeting.*
DUVAL COUNTY DEMOCRATIC EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE -Jefferson
Jackson Event to honor labor unions for their support and to kick-off the 2010
campaign season, Friday, March 26, VIP Reception with elected officials, 6:00
p.m., dinner at 7:00 p.m. at the Fireman's Mtg Hall, 625 Stockton St. Speakers
to include Alex Sink, Florida Chief Financial Officer and candidate for Florida
governor; congressional representatives, and state and local officeholders and
candidates. Limited tickets; Call DEC headquarters; 390-7001 or reserve tick-
ets online at: www.DuvalDemorats.org


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by Justin L. Mabrie, MBA


rt of Dating


Forget Yourself,
Discover Someone New

Personal lives can
become so selfish and com-

interest in concentrating on
: something outside of :your-
self. Many people today are
so consumed by trying to sur-
vive in such difficult eco-
nomic times. Then there are
others constantly using all
their energy towards their
next acquisitions and finan-
cial gains. The pleasant dis-
traction from self-consuming
issues includes learning and
appreciating a possible com-
panion or new friend. Date
with the idea to add insight
and adventure to your life
and not just complement it.
If something is only a com-
dplement, then there is a dis-
tinct understanding that the other individual is the concentration / main topic. A
complement is also another way of saying you can easily do with the addition to
your life; so, subconsciously, you belittle the experience of discovering and
appreciating a refreshing distraction from the normal routine and typical work
pace. Once you establish an equal playing field, dating becomes an adventure.
Now, you can hike to the top, discover the off-road sites, and swim to the hidden
illumination lagoon. Dating is about two people coming together to share expe-
riences and thoughts that are hoped to become a part of your life's necessity.
Through the journey, it is discovered that life can only continue with this newly
found gem / rare stone by your side. This new discovering is more than a conver-
sation piece but now your personal opening attention-grabber, main subject, and
night-cap closing: all in one.
Remember: There is more to life than just knowing yourself. Unfold other
discoveries.
Contact Justin at: justin@thefloridastar.com or Justin L. Mabrie, P.O.
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HEALTHd68
@ By Ulysses W. Watkins, Jr., M.D.

~ POISON IN FISH E

3 Ciguotoxin is a poison sometimes present in a
variety of coral-reef fish such 'as barracuda,
0 grouper, red snapper, surgeonfish, and sea bass. It is
' derived from din flagellates, algae eaten by herbiv-
0 orous fish and stored harmlessly (to them) in their
bodies. Carnivorous fish that eat such contaminated fish can accumulate large
Amounts, thus larger predators are the most likely to be toxic. Since the poison
q is heat stable, cooking the fish doesn't help. Symptoms may anytime within
about twenty-four hours of eating the fish. They include vomiting, diarrhea,
D muscle pain, chills, itching, flushing, burning tongue, numbness, tingling and a
J, strange reversal of temperature sensation of objects held in the hand-hot feels
cold, and vice versa. The last four may linger for months or even years. Coma
and death occasionally occur. Treatment is with intravenous mannitol. There is
s no way to test for the toxin in people, but a new test can detect it readily in fish.
If the price is right it may become widely used.
Scomobroid poisoning occurs after ingesting the dark meat of fish that have
not been promptly refrigerated after being caught. Bacterial decomposition of
the flesh gives rise to the toxins. Symptoms resemble an acute allergic reaction:E
facial flushing, sweating, burning of the mouth and throat, dizziness, diarrhea,
nausea, abdominal cramps, heart palpitations, headache, and hives. In severe
cases rapid heartbeat, blurred vision, and breathing difficulties may occur. The
symptoms usually last about four hours, but they may persistfor a day or two.
Treatment is with antihistamines and cimetidine, a histamine blocker used to
treat ulcers. Because the symptoms are so similar to allergic reaction, patients
are sometimes told to never eat fish again, which is most unfortunate.
The fish most commonly affected are tune, albacore, mackerel, bonito,
mahi-mahi (dolphin),and bluefish. Taste, aroma and texture do not reveal the
Presence of toxins: Once contaminated no method of preparation, including
cooking, freezing, salting, drying or smoking can destroy the toxin. Prevention
requires proper handling and prompt refrigeration of fish. Use of a gaff (an iron
hook) should be avoided if possible, and handling of the fish should be mini-
0 mized. Fish should not be rinsed in sea water during cleaning because it con-
tains microbes capable of causing the toxin production.
Tetrodotoxin is an extremely potent nerve toxin present in several species of
fish, the best known being the blowfish or puffer fish. It is estimated to be 500
times as potent as cyanide and 160,000 times as potent as cocaine. Ingestion
causes paralysis and death within minutes. In Japan fugu, as the blowfish are
called, is a delicacy that commands premium prices. The flesh is usually eaten
as sashimi, that is, raw. Shiny little slices are beautifully arranges on platters in
the shape of a bird, fish, or geometrical design. .Only specially trained and
licensed chefs are allowed to prepare fugu; they know how to remove the high-
ly toxic livers, ovaries, and other organs. Nevertheless, about a hundred fatal
poisonings occur each year. Many of these deaths are due to a kind of Russian
roulette played by fugu lovers. In very low doses, such as might be ingested
from eating sashimi, tetrodotoxin causes a mild numbing and tingling of the
tongue and lips, flushing of the skin, a feeling of warmth, and euphoria.
Overzealous aficionados sometimes talk a chef into (illegally) preparing a dish
with a little liver or intestine so they can get a bigger thrill from the meal. It's
a very dangerous game.
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Your Weekly

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Marchl5, 2010 March 21,


713F


ARIES


Your knowledge and good
sense will help more than you
think. Try to ease any disap-
pointment by making amends.
Your depressed mood-has been
hard to shake. Use your charm
to get your own way. '
p CANCER
Put all your energy into mon-
eymaking ventures.
Friendships could be termi-
nated quickly if disappoint-
ments occur. Your domestic
scene could continue to be in
an uproar this week. You
can't live your life for others.
L LIBRA
Your ability to deal sxith
humanitarian groups will
enhance your reputation.
Enlist the aid of family mem-
bers and consider the feelings
of your mate Be courteous if
'ou wish to a'.oid major
delays. Extra'.agance will be
a problem.

Y CAPRICORN

You can learn from those
who have had similar
experiences. Older'family
members may try to make
demands that are impossi-
ble for you to handle. You
need time to put your
house in order and sort out
what you are going to do
about your personal direc-
tion. If they're really
interested, they'll wait.


TAURUS


You are best to work at home,
clearing up overdue projects.
Uncertainties regarding your
home and family are evident.
Be sure to find out all you can
before you commit to any-
thing. A need to be in love may
fool you.
y l fLEO
Your talent will be recog-
nized. Don't count your
chickens before they hatch.
Problems with female
members of your family
may play on your emotions.
-Be tliling to listen. but
don't be fooled
j SCORPIO
Empty promises will cause
upset. Refuse to get involved in
idle chatter; it will only make
you look bad. Keep your wits
about you and be sure that you
can trust those you confide i
You will impress others with
your initiative and ability to
accomplish while on short busi-
ness trips.
"' AQUARIUS

You can hate a great time
if you go out with the one
you love. Your personal
life "\ill be under the gun
and you may want to avoid
the questions your lover is
going to want to ask you.
You can be sure that any
dealing with large institu-
tions should go well. Make
money using your ingenu-
ity and creative talent.


1


ANONYMOUS CALL LEADS POLICE TO RESCUE
BATTERED WOMAN
Police Officer was dispatched to W. 31 St. in reference to an unidentified 911
call. Upon arrival he met up with Officer D who had been standing on the outside
of the residence listening to the disturbance take place. Officer D stated that he heard
an adult male (Ronald-suspect) slap the female (Mary-victim) that was inside the
residence. He stated that he heard Ronald say, "Now are you going to tell them
crackers I hit you in the face?" and slapped Mary again. He stated that he could hear
Mary screaming after she was hit. Officer heard Ronald's voice from the inside argu-
ing with Mary then heard someone .at the front door, at that point officer D went to
the back door while the other officer maintained the front side of the residence. He
could see officer D walking to the back when he was confronted by Ronald. Officer
D told Ronald to get on the ground and he did not comply. Officer ran to the back to
assist and the victim, daughter, and Ronald were attempting to get both officers out
of the residence. At that point Ronald ran to the back of the residence and Mary and
daughter continued to stand in front of the hall entrance to keep them away from
Ronald. Ronald then came back and attempted to leave the residence, however they
continued to stand in front of Ronald so that Police could not apprehend the suspect.
They were all given loud verbal commands to get out of the way. Ronald was given
loud verbal commands to lie on the ground. Mary and daughter continued to push
the two officers out of their residence. Officer deployed a taser at Ronald but the
prongs did not hit him. Ronald was tazed by officer D. Ronald still did not comply;
he got up and ran to the back of the house again. He was again given loud commands
to lie on the ground. Ronald then came back into the hallway and got down on the
ground.
Officer made contact with Mary who refused to cooperate with the
Investigation. The victim declined to give any statements about the incident and only
stated that Ronald did not hit her. The victim stated that the police were going to put
lies on the report anyway so she was not going to give any of her information. The
victim walked away as officer attempted to inform her of the VINE. He was able to
get the victim's information from Ronald. Ronald stated that he did not hit his wife.
He stated that he was arguing with his son about another incident. Ronald stated that
if he would have slapped his wife she would have bruising on her face. Fire engine
18 responded to the scene and checked Ronald for any injuries.
Mary signed a signature form for the suspect's property.
d not talk so loudly as to keep from disturbing the community at such an early hour.
The subject continued and began to use profanity in front of the witness who was
standing in his yard.
The subject continued to cause a scene and refused to cooperate with officers.
The subject was then advised if he didn't calm down and stop yelling and cursing he
would be placed under arrest. He continued his course of action and due to the poten-
tial of violence upon officer's departure, he was placed under arrest. The subject was
advised of his rights via card and was transported to the PTDF. Case cleared by
arrest.


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2010

GEMINI
Use your inventiveness to find

solutions. You should be able

to get a lot done. Social events

will be rewarding. You may

want to get *involved in some

kind of creative group.
VIRGO
Monitor your budget carefully
to avoid unnecessary stress.
The existing problems must
be dealt with one way or
another. You can make money
if you get involved in real
estate deals. You can pick up
additional responsibility that
will lead to higher wages and
a better position.
SAGITTARIUS
You L could e\perieiice
unusual circumstances and
meet eccentric indi. duals
Your self confidence will
attract members of the
opposite sex You can sell
your ideas to those who
have the money to back
them. Don't let them blame
you
;-r! PIECES

Changes in your home may
be disruptive and upsetting.
Delve a little deeper if you
really want to know the score.
You would be wise to consid-
er attending lectures that will
broaden your awareness con-
cerning your professional
direction. Home improve-
ment projects will run
smoothly.









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2i111.1 la i the return of
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since 1998. The tourna-
ment, which ran from
March 2nd through March
6th, was held at Frank L.
Forbes Arena on the cam-
pus of Morehouse
College. Over the week
more than 10,000 people
came -out to this year's
tournament, which fea-
tured a host of activities
and events that appealed
to the alumni and students
6f our member institu-
tions as well as the people
of the Atlanta metro area
and surrounding states.
The week got off to a
great start on Tuesday
with the SIAC College
Fair, which featured rep-
resentatives from SIAC
member schools and other
colleges throughout the
South. Students were
urged to fill out applica-
tions and turn in tran-
scripts as many of the col-
leges were accepting stu-
dents on the spot and even
awarding scholarships.
With the help of Atlanta
Public Schools and
Clayton County Schools,
this year's college fair had
the highest attendance
ever with more than 1,200
students attending
throughout the day.
The 1st Annual SIAC
Sports Business
Symposium, also held on
Tuesday, featured eight
distinguished panelists
including sports colum-
nist and author Bill
Rhoden, financial manag-
er Dennis Hinton, former
pro athlete Danny Buggs,
NCAA executive Robert
Vowels, Olympians
Tommie Smith and Joetta
Clark-Diggs, as well as
brothers Ryan and Doug
Stewart, who co-host the


natnonall, syndicated
radio sho, Two Like
Stei: ppro\imatel\ 100
attendees \were on hand to
Insten. learn and engage in
dialogue with the pan-
elists as the\ pro ided
valuable insight on how
student-athletes can adjust
their lifestyle once their
playing career is com-
plete, the importance of
academics, making wise
career decisions, and
planning, financially, for
the present and future.
The SIAC
Cheerleading and Dance
competition took place,
on Wednesday, March
5th, with more than 500
people coming out to sup-
port the student-athletes
participating. Teams com-
peted in three different
groups: team dance, all-
female and co-ed cheer.
Teams from Stillman
College won the team
dance and co-ed cheer
groups, while the cheer-
leading squad from
Morehouse College won
the all-female group.
Championship
Weekend saw a wel-
comed influx of alumni,
students, locals and out-
of-towners looking for a
good time after a long
week of work and mid-
term exams. More than
7,000 people came out
Friday and Saturday night
for the semi-final and
championship games,
where they watched
Tuskegee claim the men's
title after upsetting #1
Clark Atlanta and
Benedict take home the
women's title after defeat-
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President Picks Kansas Over Kentucky for Men's Title, Connecticut
Over Stanford for Women's Championship

SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA STAR
President Barack Obama is picking Kansas to defeat
Kentucky in the 2010 NCAA Men's Basketball PRESIDENTIAL
Championship game and Connecticut to beat Stanford in Br CKEt
the NCAA Women's Basketball Championship.
He revealed the picks in an exclusive interview with
ESPN.com senior basketball writer Andy Katz and .-
ESPN basketball analyst Doris Burke.
This is the second straight year in which President
Obama has completed a men's bracket exclusively with
ESPN and the first time he has publicly provided his
bracket for the women's tournament. President Obama's
brackets will appear alongside those from the millions of
fans expected to play in ESPN.com's ESPN Men's Tournament Challenge presented by State Farm and Sprint and
ESPN Women's Tournament Challenge presented by Capital One.
In 2009, the Men's Tournament Challenge was the most popular bracket game in the nation, with record 4.6
million brackets, a 43 percent increase over 2008. Last year, President Obama correctly picked North Carolina to
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. Florida A&M University (FAMU) has sched-
uled its 2010 spring commencement for Saturday, May 1.
The Schools and Colleges graduating at 9 a.m., where Admiral Mike
Mullen, Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff, will be the keynote speaker, are:
College of Pharmacy
College of Education
College of Engineering Sciences, Technology and
Agriculture
School of Allied Health Sciences
School of Business and Industry
School of Nursing
The line of march will commence at 8:30 a.m.; graduates are to
arrive at 7:30 a.m.; and doors open at 8 a.m.
The Schools and Colleges graduating at 2 p.m. include the follow-
ing:
College. of Arts & Sciences
FAMU-FSU College of Engineering
College of Law
School of Architecture
School of Journalism and Graphic Communication
Environmental Sciences
The line of March will commence at 1:30 p.m.; graduates are to
arrive at 12:30 p.m.; and doors open at 1 p.m.
About Admiral Mike Mullen
Admiral Mullen was sworn.in as the 17th Chairman of the Joint
Chiefs of Staff on October 1, 2007. He serves as the principal military advi-
sor to the president, the Secretary of Defense, the National Security
Council and the Homeland Security Council.
A native of Los Angeles, he graduated from the U.S. Naval
Academy in 1968. He commanded three ships: the gasoline tanker USS
Noxubee (AOG 56), the guided missile destroyer USS Goldsborough
(DDG 20) and the guided missile cruiser USS Yorktown (CG 48).
S As a flag officer, Mullen commanded Cruiser-Destroyer Group 2, the
George Washington Battle Group and the U.S. 2nd Fleet/NATO Striking
Fleet Atlantic.
Ashore he has served in leadership positions at the Nava! Academy,
in the Navy's Bureau of Personnel, in the Office of the Secretary of
Defense and on the Navy staff. He was the 32nd Vice Chief of Naval
Operations from August 2003 to October 2004.
His last operational assignment was as commander, NATO Joint Force
Command Naples/Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe.
Mullen is a graduate of the Advanced Management Program at the
Harvard Business School and earned a Master of Science degree in
Operations Research from the Naval Postgraduate School.
Prior to becoming chairman, Mullen served as the 28th Chief of
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ACT Parents
Whether your senior has been accepted by a college, is still waiting
for an offer, or plans to work after high school graduation, spring term of
senior year is not the time to succumb to "senioritis." Sure, your son or
daughter has worked hard during the last four years. But rather than throw-
ing in the towel, it's a good time for a reminder to finish strong.
Future employers and colleges are watching. Some universities
may withdraw offers of admission to students who drop college prep class-
es or begin earning lower grades. It's the full four years that count, not just
the first 7 semesters.
If your.senior starts slacking, a college might send a warning letter
or add certain stipulations to its admissions offer, such as requiring a spe-
cific grade point average during the first year of college.
Taking it easy may feel like the right thing to do. But staying focused
and mentally sharp will make the transition from high school senior to col-
lege freshman much easier.
So let your teen enjoy senior year, but remember that academics -
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about:
1. Misspelled words and grammatical errors
2. Filling out an online application, but then not submitting it
3. Forgetting to sign the application
4. Not carefully reading instructions to avoid incorrect answers
5. Listing extracurricular activities that don't meet the definition
6. Not giving his or her high school counselor enough time to meet college
deadlines
7. Illegible writing
8. Using an email address your student thinks is clever and funny, but col-
leges won't
9. Forgetting to check email accounts for college responses and
messages
10. Asking someone else to fill out the application or write the essay
As with all good planning, encourage your teenager to build some extra time
into the overall process. Life happens, counselors have many students to
help, college choices may change, and checking documents takes time.
Allowing a little extra time will make the journey a little smoother and more
calm during a very busy period in your senior's life.


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"We are excited about this opportunity to significantly expand the reach of HBCU's
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educational landscape and it is our intention to recruit students on their behalf utilizing the
online techniques and platforms that have made non-traditional colleges and universities
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net, but remain unaware of the rich tradition and academic excellence of HBCU's, our goal
is to educate them on the many opportunities available at HBCU's using the online plat-
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"Through www.HBCUtodayonline.com, Historically Black Colleges and
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academic and historical achievement in higher education within 'the global marketplace.
This new portal will help to increase the recruitment, enrollment, and number of graduates
for our partner colleges and universities. We will thereby contribute to the financial sus-
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"Our youth cannot incorporate into their decision making, relative to post second-
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on at Black Educational Events, LLC supports our mission to: Enhance awareness of the
cultural and educational opportunities offered at our nation's Historically Black Colleges
and Universities. This new partnership with Education Online Services Corporation is
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About Black Educational Events, LLC
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Texas. The company's primary mission is to produce classic events on the West Coast of
the United States that showcase Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Its core
offering, the Angel City Classic, is produced and held in Los Angeles every September.
This event includes a football game between two Historically Black Colleges and
Universities as well as the battle of the bands, performances by dance teams and cheering
squads, career and cultural expos, and fifth-quarter concert. The company has produced the
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