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Final Health Care Bill Passed for Americans
by Lonzie Leato and Angela Morrell Florida-Georga Star I
Teen's Killer Sought
President Obama signs the approved Health Care
Reform bill while 11-year-old Marcus Owens, who
lost his mother so fought for reform, looks on.
Above, rotating Republican congressmen holds up
signs for those protesting passage of the bill.
With Republican leaders standing on a balcony holding signs to motivate protesters, democrats went in and
after more than 30 years, voted to provide health care for all of the country's legal citizens. Despite the
protests, the threats, the name calling, the showing of the finger, the bill's completion was done Thursday.
Minutes after the bill was signed Tuesday, Attorney Generals of other states joined Florida's Attorney General
McCollum in filing a lawsuit with the hope of blocking the activation of the health reform bill, stating it is
unconstitutional for the federal government to make each citizen have health insur-
ance. Of course, he has said nothing about all vehicles on the highway must have Health Continued A-7
Breast Cancer Finds
It has been learned that up to a third of breast cancer
in Western countries could be avoided if women ate
less and exercised more. said researchers at a confer-
ence Thursday in Barcelona, Spain. The report is again
making researchers look at the lifestyle of those affect-
ed with the disease.
In addition, it was stated that better treatment, early
diagnosis and mammogram screenings have dramati-
cally slowed breast cancer but the experts said persons
who may be susceptive to breast cancer, should change
their diet and physical activity behavior.
Dr. Michelle Holmes of Harvard University said that
many think their chances of getting cancer depends on
the genes more than their lifestyle. She said, "The
genes have been there for thousands of years but the
rates are changing in a lifetime, which has nothing to
do with genes.
The International Agency for Research on Cancer,
estimates that 25 to 30 percent of breast cancer cases
could be avoided if women were thinner and exercised
more. The organization is part of the World Health
Great Grandmother of
Dreshawna Davis Loses Legs
Ms. Almary Goodman, great
Grandmother of Dreshawna
Davis, who was killed when the
t Dubose brothers shot into her
grandmother's home, was try-
ing to climb under a train when
it started moving, smashing her
bike, and severing both of her
Almary Goodman, 65 The family has suffered much
with the loss of Dreshawna and
the life sentence of her uncle.
Black and Missing
Jackqueline Lynn Harris,
missing since December 1,
1997 from Newark, N.J.
Jacqueline is 5'2",
weights 110 pounds with
black hair, medium length
and brown eyes.
Jackqueline has a medical
condition and a missing
Jackqueline Lynn Harris front tooth.
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Payment Plan for Suspended
Representative Mia Jones traffic
penalties bill(HB 795) was passed
out of the Roads, Bridges, & Ports
Policy Committee earlier this month
and the senate version (SB 1604)
sponsored by Senator Chris Smith
State Rep. Mia passed in the Senate Transportation
The bill will allow drivers to pay delinquent fines in
installments. It will allow drivers with lower income to
handle the fees during hard times, says Ms. Jones. In
addition, she said, it will make the State of Florida a
safer place for all to drive.
Obama's 106 Year Old Fan
Dies This Week
She voted for him to become the
S. 44th President of the United States
S .and lived to see him accomplish
his most desired dream, health
care for all citizens of the United
Ms. Johnson attended the inaugu-
ration of President Obama, and
Ella Mae Johnson,
106 Years of Age Johnsonbraved the cold weather and the
106 Years of Age
Her book, "It is Well with My Soul: The Extraordinary
Life of a 106-Year-Old Woman," is coming soon.
Bank of America to Reduce
Mortgage Principal Amounts
Bank of America announced that it will work with
their mortgage borrowers to avoid foreclosure.
Bank of America is the largest mortgage service in
the U.S. and stated that it will forgive up to 30 percent
of some customers' total mortgage balances. In order
to do so, the homeowner must have missed at least two
months of their mortgage payments and owe at least 20
percent more than their home is currently worth.
The loans that the bank will work with is part of a plan
reached 18 months ago in an effort to settle charges
over high-risk loans made by Countrywide Financial
The loans were made prior to Bank of America
acquiring Countrywide in 2008. Bank of America no
longer make this type of loan.
They feel principal reductions will help stabilize the
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Crowd gathers with MAD DADS Tuesday in memory of
Tiphne, led by Elder Donald Foy, MAD DADS' president
She was a tenth grade student at Ed White High
School and was riding in a car with two of her cousins
and a family friend Saturday in the 2500 block of
Calvin Road in Mixon Town around 9 p.m. when the
girls said three boys began chasing the car and shoot-
ing at them. No one in the car seems to know the boys
and why they were shooting. Tiphne was shot in the
stomach and died from her injuries.
MAD DADS is offering $1,000 for information lead-
ing to the arrest of the killerss.
On Tuesday, they held a rally and walked through the
neighborhood passing out flyers and asking questions.
JSO to date, has no one in custody.
A viewing will be held Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. at West
Friendship Baptist Church, 945 Carrie Street.
Funeral services will be on Saturday at 11 a.m. at All
People International Church, 1973 Edgewood Ave, W.
Holds Up Bill for Jobless
The Senate approved an $18 billion jobs bill
Wednesday with the help of 11 Republicans. The bill
will forgive payroll taxes for the remainder of 2010 for
employers who hire workers that have been jobless for
60 days or more, and a $1,000 tax credit for each such
employee who stays at that job for at least one year.
The bill focuses on private-sector growth and is the
first of what hopes will be a series of job packages to
help continue putting people back to work.
However, Senator Tom Coburn, R-Oklahoma, is
insisting that the measures be 'paid for' so as not to add
to the nation's $12.7 trillion debt.
What Senator Coburn and many seem to forget is that
the national debt was high when President Obama and
the Democratic congress took their seats. It became
high under the Republican administration, when they
were in charge and were able to get many bills passed
without Democratic support. One good thing, this bill
has no immediate danger of jobless people becoming
ineligible for benefits. The unemployment benefits do
not expire until April 5, giving time for the problem to
work out before spring recess.
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"Hoo....." my girlfriend
sighed, fanning herself in an
animated fashion while the
rest of my lunch compan-
ions laughed empathetically
at her playful exasperation.
The male equivalent of
Halle' Berry, President
Number 44 had just
wrapped another eloquent
and profound speech. We of
course, eschewed the ratings
of opinion polls because as
far as we were concerned
even one year after the inau-
guration, we couldn't have
made a more sound decision
with our votes. As intelli-
gent educated females we
had viewed our candidate as
the ideal person to fill the
highest political office in
America. As women, our
imaginations had viewed
him as the ideal man....in
every way. For those of us
who go through life trying
to piece together a man with
such endearing qualities as
those publicly and privately
displayed by our leader, it is
all at once inspiring to know
that they do exist but dis-
heartening to realize we just
don't know where to look.
What did Michelle do to
have garnered such a won-
Furthermore, how can the
rest of us be expected to
remain sensible about a man
whose testosterone we can
smell right through the tele-
vision? My girlfriend's
Reporters/Photographers: Marsha Phelts, Carl Davis, Laurence Green, F.
M. Powell IH, Michael Phelts, Richard McLaughlin, Andrea Franklin,
Angela Favors Morrell, Joseph Lorentzon, Scott Jurrens, Cheryl Williams
Columnists: Ulysses Watkins, Jr., M.D., Ester Davis, Lucius Gantt,
Deanna, Cynthia Ferrell, Delores Mainor Woods, Justin Mabrie
Distribution and Sales: Dan & Pat Randolph, Abeye Ayele, Cassie
Williams, Angela Beans, Tony Beans, Herman Robinson, David Scott
"Hoo" was quite under-
standable, but in a jungle
where Tiger's can become
Cheetahs overnight we must
be mindful not to become
poachers. Maybe her wistful
sigh should be coined the
acronym of restraint for
"Hands Off Obama!"
During the presidential
campaign many of us had
secretly crossed fingers that
no untoward woman would
suddenly emerge from some
dark sideline to discredit his
immaculacy. For the most
part he appears and we
believe he is far too honor-
able to commit any act that
would demean himself, his
beautiful family, or the
United States, but eight
years is a long time. Too
often the people we subcon-
sciously put on pedestals
betray our trust and it dimin-
ishes our spirit, from Priests
and Presidents to Tigers and
every level between. In
Washington there have been
many examples of this type
of elevation and disappoint-
ment. Clinton/ Lewinski is
still one of the most popular,
yet her story is just one of
many young interns. Often
powerful officials will target
the new girls (or guys) but
this also frequently works in
reverse with some new com-
ers believing a sexual col-
laboration will catapult their
career. Or, in some instances
general admiration for a
powerful man slips into an
unexpected crush, and
crushes as we know move in
and renovate without invita-
tion, occupying most of the
brain and leaving only a tiny
room available for clarity
where the curtains are
closed most days.... except,
It was this type of cloudy
crush that confused another
friend of mine who was liv-
ing in Atlanta some years
ago. She began parking her
car outside Evander
Holyfied's home after she
decided; she was going to
marry him, no matter what!
After several days of getting
dressed to the nines only to
end up sitting in her car for
hours she finally gave up on
the idea to scale his security
fence. Then after a few more
months she gave up on him.
More recently another
friend felt she had been
given divine information
that she was supposed to be
the wife of a famous and
prominent pastor who just
happened to already be mar-
ried. She was certain that if
she could just get him to
notice her that he would
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leave his wife. She sent
numerous cards and letters
to his office head quarters
that went without response.
This prompted her to begin
following him to speaking
engagements across the
country. She continued in
this vein for over a year,
securing front row seats at
each venue until she was
finally distracted by the
male confidant she had used
as a sounding board and
ended up marrying him. I
found this particular situa-
tion interesting because she
herself was a pastor and
well versed in scripture, yet
she had become a poacher,
pursuing her prey selfishly
without regard for God, or
the prey's marriage vows.
Suddenly a smart, wonder-
ful, compassionate woman
was being lead by a baser
nature that was completely
apathetic to the facts that
she would hurt his wife, her
sister in God, or that his
children would be devastat-
ed, or that his position as a
leader and r6le model for his
followers could be
Most of us are able to main-
tain our infatuations within
the good sense boundaries
of old fashioned admiration,
but for others infatuation lit-
erally morphs itself into the
confusion of an obsessive
fixation and bends us to its'
will. Together, in good fun,
my friends and I say our
"Female Only" things about
President Obama and
believe we have good sense,
but I have no doubt that any
of us, single, married or
barely breathing wouldn't
swoon if we imagined he
glanced at us the right way,
hence the concern. And,
what about those women
who have close access to
him day after day? Exactly
how does one exempt her-
self from the poaching
impulse when presented
with such a magnificent
creature? How is it possible
to survive the bedazzling
Alpha Male testosterone
tsunami whenever 44 enters
a room? ...Prayer? Prayer!
There are those private
rules and boundaries that we
impose upon ourselves
whether it be from a reli-
gious perspective or a sim-
ple understanding of right
and wrong. Once we have
decided our personal values
most of us fight to create
and maintain our private
integrity, yet if we are hon-
est most of us can agree that
it is hardly ever easy. Morals
are encouraged to fade more
each day. We find ourselves
captivated hnd thrilled by
Jerry and Maury and over-
whelmed by reality TV
shows that exploit and glori-
fy human dysfunction.
Some of us have become
slaves to a mouse who
promises to deliver every
type of sexual depravity so
we sit .there and pet him for
hours. Meanwhile the
morality of the world is
being held together by an
invisible, visible web whose
obscure lines are stretched
so thin that it is selfishly
crossed time and time again
without any consideration
for morality and the laws of
the jungle become perplex-
ing and obsolete. Hunters,
prey, victims, poachers all
assuming the other's role.
It's hard to know where dan-
Today as I petted my own
mouse' I was horribly dis-
mayed to happen upon a
cleverly disguised site
intended specifically for the
President. My stomach rig-
orously threatened to return
the lunch I was enjoying as
soon as the page opened.
Hundreds of nude women of
every race age and figure
were displayed in the most
explicitly lewd photographs
imaginable complete with
full contact information and
what they would do to and
for him. This was just one
incident and one site but
with this many poachers
waiting for the dawn how
can any type of animal sur-
vive? Sadly, females have
been given a bad reputation
since "Eve," and it's true
that many apples have been
bitten without our encour-
agement, but it can't be
denied that we are perpetu-
ating our own myth with
this behavior. I'm certain
that this will not be the only
site or the only way an
attempt to distract and dis-
honor him will be made so
to all my sisters I say,
please, for the good of a
Nation let's try and make it
through these eight years!
Don't go to DC when the
hormones kick in if you
don't have to! When he
gives a speech and the scent
of MAN wafts from the set
just fan it away and say
"Hoo!," because in a world
that is becoming so over-
whelmingly gray the only
thing that seems to be in
plain Black and White is our
President! Let's keep it that
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Schedule of Events and Services
Lady C. Jones presents WOMEN UNDER CON-
STRUCTION CONFERENCE 2010 (Excuse me, i'm
being renovated) -To be made new, Freed of relationship
bondage, freed from issues, healing of the mind, freed
from addiction, self-esteem, etc. April 8th -April llth.
Speakers (7:30 nightly): Thursday Night, Joyce Stone;
Friday Night, Dr. Sylvia Hornsby; Saturday Morning,
Self Esteem Workshop; Saturday Night, Evangelist Patty
Duncan; Sunday Morning, Evangelist Jennie Brock-
Staton. Easter Worship Program, April 4th from
11am 1pm; Easter Bag Party 1:30pm 4pm. To be
held at Real Life Abundance International Church, 6644
Arlington Rd., Bishop Roderick Jones, Pastor. For more
information, call (904) 683-4827.
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.
SWEETFIELD MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH
- "Inspirational :Week," at 1365 Harrison St. in
Jacksonville. Dr. Richard R. Russ, Pastor welcome
you to worship with us March 31 -April 2, 2010 at 7:00
p.m. nightly. Because our Redeemer lives, we can face
tomorrow. Gues speaker will be Rev. Al Dennard, Pastor
of Friendship Missionary Baptist Church. For more
information, please contact Sis. Nicolla Mack at (904)
The Music Ministry of ST. PHILIP'S EPISCOPAL
CHURCH presents "The Seven Last Words of Christ" a
Sacrred Cantata for Soli Chorus by Theodore Dubois,
Good Friday, April 2, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. Henry A. Mack,
Organist/Choir Director; Roger D. Sears, Conductor. 321
Union Street West. For more information, call 904-354-
MT. LEBANON MISSIONARY BAPTIST
CHURCH invites you to join in a 3-night revival
Monday, March 29th-Wednesday, March 31st, 7:00 p.m.
nightly. The theme is "Getting Back to the Basics." The
Guest Speaker is Pastor Jeremiah Robinson, Jr., New
Zion Missionary Baptist Church, Fernandina Beach, FL.
The church is located at 9319 Ridge Blvd. (off Soutel
Dr.) For further information, please call 527-1762.
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Biographic Sketch, Teresa
Hairston Founder & .IF
Publisher. Gospel Today and '
Founder & Chair, Gospel
You mia\ know her as the
founder and publisher of -o
Gospel Toda\ or as the host of
the Gospel Toda\ TV Sho\i i
(x\hich airs oeekl\ on the
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heard her deekl'\ "mGospel
Toda3 Update" sho\% on the
ABC Radio Network or "'The
Light" Radio Network. What you may not know about
Teresa Hairston, however, is that back in 1989, as a
divorced mother of three small children, all she was able
to scrape together to invest in her "dream" of becoming a
publisher was $300. That's it. She had $300, three small
children, no husband and a dream.
Today, Gospel Today Magazine is a reality, and is the
most respected Urban Christian lifestyle publication in
existence. GT's covers have been graced by Steve
Harvey, Star Jones, Bishop T. D. Jakes, Rev. Gardner
Taylor, Denzel Washington and more. GT is a fixture
among progressive ministries and Christians who want
inspiring reading material.
In step with her mission to inspire, educate, inform
and inspire, Hairston has maintained her strong connec-
tion with her Gospel musical roots. In 1996, she founded
The Gospel Heritage Foundation, a non-profit organiza-
tion that plans to launch the world's first International
Gospel Heritage Center, a place that will house the
Gospel legacy and teach visitors about the Gospel
In 2002, she launched the annual "Praise & Worship
Conference" which has quickly gained momentum as the
top national Conference of its type. In September of
2002, Hairston relocated the headquarters of Gospel
Today and GHF to Atlanta.
She says the move was divinely inspired. That same
year, Gospel Today co-ventured with Verity Records to
produce a nationally-distributed CD, Praise & Worship
'02 featuring the Gospel Heritage Mass Choir. The proj-
ect garnered national airplay and acclaim. The next CD,
"Praise & Worship...Volume 2" was released in February,
2004 and featured artists, Vickie Winans, Pastor Donnie
McClurkin, Pastor Marvin Sapp, Tonex, Elder William
Murphy and others.In 2005, Hairston launched her own
label, Gospel Today Entertainment which has released
two national CD projects. Hairston is a minister of the
Gospel and has presented at the National Convention of
Choirs and Choruses, Gospel Music Workshop of
America, Woman! Thou Art Loosed, and many other con-
Her motto is: "When God gives you a vision, He'll
make the provision!" Her favorite scripture is Romans
8:28: "And we know that all things work together for
good, to those who love God, to those who the called
according to His purpose." She says, "My goal in life is
to use everything that I've been through, everything that
I am and everything that I endeavor to do to glorify God
and build His Kingdom. I want to help people understand
that they can achieve their God-inspired visions. Just step
out on faith, and watch God make the way."
Almighty God, Father of all mercies and giver of
all comfort: Deal graciously, we pray thee, with
those who mourn, that casting every care on thee,
they may know the consolation of thy love,
through Jesus Christ our LORD.
ABBE, Phyllis, died
March 14, 2010..
Mae, died March 18,
2010. Sarah L. Carter's
BRANTLEY, Mrs. Janie,
died March 18, 2010.
BROWN, Carol Louise,
68, died March 23, 2010.
CLARK,. George, died
March 13, 2010.
died march 19, 2010.
GLOVER, Thomas John,
II, died March 22, 2010.
GREEN, Jesse Daniel,
died March 21, 2010.
LAMAR, Eva Cobb
Rosier, died March 14,
Jerome, died March 19,
LUNFORD, Ronnie, died
March 22, 2010.
Faye Harris, 52, died
March 23, 2010.
PACK, Mr. Almount, Jr.,
will be laid to rest at the
Cemetery by Huff Funeral
Home on March 26, 2010.
died March 12, 2010.
W., died March 17, 2010.
THOMAS, Muriel, died
March 24, 2010.
died March 12, 2010.
died March 12, 2010.
BRANNIC, Mary, St.
Simons Island, died
Wednesday, March 24,
ToWanda Mention, died
Saturday, March 20, 2010.
LANG, Mary Jo
Brunswick, died Monday,
March 22, 2010.
WOLFE, Jack E., Sr.,
Brunswick, died Sunday,
March 21, 2010.
Mr. George Edward Patterson, Sr.
A life led by integrity and faith, George Edward
Patterson, Sr. will be laid to rest on Thursday, March 25,
2010 at Evergreen Cemetery. Mr. Patterson passed away
Sunday, March 21, 2010, yet his legacy is entrenched in
the Jacksonville community through his pioneering
architectural business and the lives of countless students
he inspired as a drafting teacher at William M. Raines
High School. While he was an entrepreneur and educator,
the most important aspect of his life was his children and
his loving wife, the late Gloria Delores Patterson. He is
survived by their 13 children, Angela Gryce, George
Edward, Jr., Roland Fletcher, Gloria Elaine, Anthonee
Jerome, Jerral Wayne, Kenneth Evont, Gwendolyn
Marie, Mashal Denise, Kevin LaVern, Terrance LeRon,
Anecia LaShaun, Charise Delores, 33 grandchildren and
17 great grandchildren and his brother Arthur Lee
Patterson of Rivera Beach, FL. He will be remembered
as an architectural pioneer, a man of impeccable charac-
ter, and a loving husband and father whose life was a liv-
ing example of spirituality.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to his
favorite charitable organizations: The Church of the Lord
Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, P.O. Box .40341,
Jacksonville, FL 32203) or The Ritz Chamber Players
(www.ritzchamberplayers.org). There will be no public
viewing. Interment arrangements organized by Alphonso
West Mortuary, Inc. 4409 Soutel Drive. (904) 766-9671.
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Morning Worship ......................11:00 a.m.
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Street Address: 723 W. 4th St. Jacksonville, Florida 32209
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By Betty Asque Davis / Photos by J. Carl Davis, Sr.
(Unless otherwise specified)
In celebration of Women's
History Month we are ded-
icating this week's column
to the leading Black
Each of these organiza-
tions has strong local affil-
Alpha Kappa Alpha
.s. Barbara .1. ..t I hinie.
Alpha Kappa Alpha
Founded on the campus
of Howard University in
Washington, DC in 1908,
Alpha Kappa Alpha
Sorority is the oldest
established by African
women. To trace its history
is to tell a story of changing
patterns of human relations
in America in the 20th cen-
The small group of
women, Anna Easter
Brown, Beulah Burke,
Lillie Burke, Marjorie Hill,
Margaret Flagg Holmes,
Ethel Hedgeman Lyle,
Lavinia Norman, Lucy
Slowe and Marie Woolfolk
Taylor, who organized the
Sorority, were conscious of
a privileged position as col-
lege-trained women of
color, just one generation
removed from slavery.
They were resolute that
their college experiences
should be as meaningful
and productive as possible.
Alpha Kappa Alpha was
founded to apply that deter-
As the Sorority grew, it
kept in balance two impor-
tant themes: the importance
of the individual and the
strength of an organization
of women of ability and
courage. As the world
became more complex,
there was a need for associ-
ations which cut across
racial, geographical, politi-
cal, physical and social bar-
Alpha Kappa Alpha's
influence extends beyond
campus quads and student
interest. It has a legacy of
service that deepens, rather
than ends, with college
The goals of its pro-
gram activities center on
significant issues in fami-
lies, communities, govern-
ment halls and world
assembly chambers. Its
efforts constitute a price-
less part of the global expe-
rience in-the 21st century.
( S o u r c e :
Delta Sigma Theta
F' . l
Ms. Cynthia M. A. Butler-
President, Delta Sigma
Theta Sorority, Incorporated
In 1913, when our
nation was rife with racial
discrimination and gender
courageous voung women,
Ms. iheryl P. Underwood,
National President, Zeta Phi
Beta Sorority, Incorporated
The year was 1920. It
was the start of the decade,
shortly after World War
One, and a time of great
prosperity for the country.
Women were called dames,
dolls, or the cat's meow. At
the beginning of the
decade, women still wore
long skirts but the "Roaring
20s" brought a new look of
short skirts and smartly
coiffed shorter hair. Racial
tensions were high and
quotas set for immigrants
coming into America. The
Klan was very active dur-
ing this period. The Harlem
Renaissance was acknowl-
edged as the first important
movement of black artists
and writers in the US. On
January 16, 1920, the
Volstead Act became effec,
I1s. Joann LUVeless, nauigonua
President ,Sigma Gamma
Rho Sorority, Incorporated
The first three years
were devoted to organizing.
The first call for a national
Boul6 (convention) was
held in Indianapolis,
December 27-29, 1925.
The second was held in
Louisville, Kentucky at
which time Fannie
O'Bannon became the
In keeping with the
ideals of Sigma Gamma
Rho, the sorority has sup-
ported the following organ-
Association for the
Advancement of Colored
People, National Council
of Negro Women, National
Pan Hellenic Council,
Leadership Conference on
Civil Rights, National
Urban League, March of
Dimes Birth Defects
Mental Health Association,
United Negro College
Fund, Martin Luther King
Winona Cargile Alexander,
Madree Penn White, Wertie
Vashti Turley Murphy,
Ethel Cuff Black, Frederica
Chase Dodd, Osceola
McCarthy Adams, Pauline
Oberdorfer Minor, Edna
Brown Coleman, Edith
Mott Young, Marguerite
Young Alexander, Naomi
Sewell Richardson, Eliza P.
Shippen, Zephyr Chisom
Carter, Myra Davis
Hemmings, Mamie Reddy
Rose, Bertha Pitts
Letcher Toms, Olive Jones,
Jessie McGuire Dent,
Jimmie Bugg Middleton,
and Ethel Carr Watson, on
the campus of Howard
University were armed
with a vision of sisterhood,
scholarship and service.
These women joined forces
to provide support to the
underserved; educate and
stimulate participation in
the establishment of posi-
tive public policy; and to
highlight issues and pro-
vide effective solutions for
issues impacting the black
What began as a vision
shared by these twenty-two
bold and ambitious stu-
dents, has paved the way
for what has become the
single largest African-
American women's organi-
zation in this country. For
more than nine decades,
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority
has transformed several
lives and has impacted
countless communities in
the United States and
abroad. Since our founding
on January 13, 1913, Delta
Sigma Theta Sorority has
grown into a sisterhood
connecting more than
200,000 members operat-
ing in more than 900 chap-
ters throughout the world.
Standing on the shoul-
ders of giants, Delta
women continue to inno-
vate and make a difference
in the communities we
serve. Following in the
footsteps of our Founders,
we are guided by our bien-
nial theme, "Delta Sigma
ThetaA Sisterhood Called
to Serve: Transforming
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority,
ence in their communities
and the world. They are
business and civic leaders,
role models, mentors,
activists and volunteers
who work towards a com-
mon vision by engaging
and individuals for partner-
ship. Links members con-
tribute more than 500,000
documented hours of com-
munity service annually -
strengthening their commu-
nities and enhancing the
nation. The organization is
the recipient of awards
from the UN Association of
New York and the Leon H.
Sullivan Foundation for its
tive, heralding the start of
Prohibition and on August
18th of the same year,
Tennessee delivered the
crucial 36th ratification
necessary for the final
adoption of the 19th
women the right to vote.
The worst and longest eco-
nomic recession to ever hit
the United States would
define the end of the
It was within this envi-
ronment that Zeta Phi Beta
Sorority was founded. Zeta
Phi Beta Sorority was
founded on the simple
belief that sorority elitism
and socializing should not
overshadow the real mis-
sion for progressive organi-
zations to address societal
mores, ills, prejudices,
poverty, and health con-
cerns of the day. Founded
January 16, 1920, Zeta
began as an idea conceived
by five coeds at Howard
University in Washington
D.C.: Arizona Cleaver,
Myrtle Tyler, Viola Tyler,
Fannie Pettie and Pearl
Since its inception, the
Sorority has chronicled a
number of firsts. Zeta Phi
Beta was the first Greek-
letter organization to char-
ter a chapter in Africa
(1948); to form adult and
youth auxiliary groups; to
centralize its operations in
a national headquarters;
and to be constitutionally
bound to a fraternity, Phi
Beta Sigma Fraternity,
Zeta's national and
local programs include
endowment of its National
community outreach serv-
ices and support of multiple
affiliate organizations. Zeta
chapters and auxiliary
groups have given unto-
taled hours of voluntary
service to educate the pub-
lic, assist youth, provide
organized charities and
promote legislation for
social and civic change.
( S o u r c e:
Sigma Gamma Rho
Center for Non-Violent
Social Change, Black
Women's Agenda and
American Association of
With over 500 chapters
& 85,000+ members in the
United States, Bermuda,
the Virgin Islands,
Bahamas, Germany and
Korea,, Sigma Gamma Rho
Sorority, Inc. is committed
to improve the quality of
life for its members and the
society it serves.
Sigma Gamma Rho
Sorority, Inc. was organ-
ized on November 12, 1922
in Indianapolis, Indiana by
seven young educators:
Mary Lou Allison Little,
Dorothy Hanley Whiteside,
Vivian White Marbury,
Nannie Mae Gahn Johnson,
Hattie Mae Dulin Redford,
Bessie M. Downey Martin
and Cubena McClure. The
group became an incorpo-
rated national collegiate
sorority on December 30,
1929, when a charter was
granted to Alpha chapter at
Soaring To Greater
Heights Of Attainment
Around The World, Sigma
Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.,
as a leading national serv-
ice organization, has met
the challenges of the day
and continues to grow
Scholarship and Service.
( S o u r c e
The MOTE S
organized for fun, pleasure
and fellowship, realized
that there are those in their
-who need a helping hand.
With this in view, chapters
across the country partici-
pate in service projects.
They have purchased Life
memberships in the
N.A.A.C.P., contributed to
health and physical needs
of the less fortunate, given
scholarships, assisted the
aged, the blind and the
underprivileged. They have
contributed to a school
building fund, to camping
for boys and girls, and to
national organizations to
encourage equality for
members of the race. Each
year, the organization con-
tributes locally to a worthy
cause in the community
where the annual meeting
The Links, Incorporated
Dr. Gwendolyn Lee, National
President, The Links,
Incorporated is an interna-
tional, not-for-profit corpo-
ration, established on the
evening of November 9,
1946. Margaret Hawkins
and Sarah Scott, two young
invited seven of their
friends to join them in
organizing a new type of
inter-city club. This organ-
izing meeting of The Links
was not a spontaneous
action. In 1945, Link
Hawkins had conceived the
idea of a group of clubs
composed of friends along
the eastern seaboard and
had spent many hours with
Link Scott in thinking,
planning and discussing the
possibilities of such an
The two women envi-
sioned an organization that
would respond to the needs
and aspirations of Black
women in ways that exist-
ing clubs did not. It was
their intent the club would
have a threefold aim--civic,
educational, and cultural.
Based on these aims, the
club would implement pro-
grams, which its founders
hoped would foster cultural
appreciation through the
arts; develop richer inter-
group relations; and help
women who participated to
understand and accept their
social and civic responsi-
The membership con-
sists of 12,000 professional
women of color in 270
chapters located in 42
states, the District of
Columbia and the
Commonwealth of the
Bahamas. It is one of the
nation's oldest and largest
volunteer service organiza-
tions of extraordinary
women who are committed
to enriching, sustaining and
ensuring the culture and
economic survival of
African Americans and
other persons of African
The members of The
Links, Incorporated are
influential decision makers
and opinion leaders. The
Links, Inc. has attracted
many distinguished women
who are individual achiev-
ers and have made a differ-
Dr Carolyn Rudd, National
President, The MOLES
During the year 1950,
the song, "Enjoy Yourself,
It's Later Than You Think,"
swept the country. Usually,
after a few moths a current
song loses its popularity,
but not so with this one.
The tension the strenuous
years, the reconstruction
period, the turmoil of times
and the uncertainty of the
years ahead caused the
words of this song to linger
in the minds of people and
caused them to change their
whole pattern for living.
The words however were
not new to a few girls, who
in 1928, realized that soon
it would be getting late, and
that a little enjoyment
should be mixed with the
daily routine. Thus, it was
Halloween night, October
1928, when four girls,
Naomi Johnson, Vivian
Hucles, Thelma Hill and
Maxine Ferebee, planned
an evening of fun together.
The evening proved to be
such a success that they
decided to include others
who might enjoy the same
kind of fun and fellow-
ship.... A club was formed
at this meeting and it
became THE MOLES. In
spring 1949, the Norfolk
Moles and their husbands
were the weekend guests of
Naomi Johnson Millender
of Washington, District of
Columbia. As a result of
this delightful weekend, the
club became a national
organization. The corpora-
tion was chartered in
Norfolk, Virginia in 1950
as The Moles. The hus-
bands and other affiliating
friends of The Moles
known as The Mules.
The Moles, although
II. Chris Stewart, National
Incorporated, a public, serv-
ice organization, was
founded as a national
organization in 1956, by a
group of energetic and ded-
women. These women,
structured an organization
to foster, promote and
develop the welfare of chil-
dren and youth with special
Societies, Incorporated is a
organization consisting of
local chapters in 17 states,
the District .of Columbia
and Bermuda. Chapters are
pledged to conduct activi-
ties and projects in their
localities to improve the
quality of life for children.
Chapter programs are
in accord with the
thrust: HEER (Health,
and Recreation) plus Arts
and Humanities. Under the
mandate of the national
focus programs on the
areas of literacy, asthma
and childhood obesity.
Chapter programs are
in accord with the
thrust: HEER (Health,
and Recreation) plus Arts
and Humanities. Under the
mandate of the national
focus programs on the
areas of literacy, asthma
and childhood obesity.
All programs and proj-
ects are financed by mem-
ber donations, benefits
given annually, in addition
to grants and corporate
sponsored donations. In the
past 5 years, Continentals
Societies, Inc. has served
over 1 million children and
youth. Dynamic leadership
and membership commit-
ted to serve and make a dif-
ference has enabled the
Continental Societies, Inc.
to gain national and inter-
national recognition as one
of the foremost leaders in
improving the quality of
life for children. (Source:
MARCH 27, 2010
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Brown University Bennett College
Ruth J. Simmons
was sworn in as the 18th
president of Brown
University on July 3,
2001. Under her leader-
ship, Brown is making
new investments to
secure its standing as
one of the world's finest
A French professor
before entering universi-
President Simmons also
holds an appointment as
a professor of compara-
tive literature and of
Africana Studies at
Brown. She graduated
from Dillard University in New Orleans and completed her Ph.D. in Romance
languages and literatures at Harvard. She served in various administrative
roles at the University of Southern California, Princeton University, and
Spelman College before becoming president of Smith College, the largest
women's college in the United States. At Smith, she launched a number of
initiatives including an engineering program, the first at an American
Simmons is the recipient of many honors, including a Fulbright
Fellowship, the 2001 President's Award from the United Negro College
Fund, the 2002 Fulbright Lifetime Achievement Medal, and the 2004 Eleanor
Roosevelt Val-Kill Medal. She has been a featured speaker in many public
venues, including the White House, the World Economic Forum, the
National Press Club, the American Council on Education, and the Phi Beta
Kappa Lecture at Harvard University. She is a member of the Howard
University Board of Trustees, serves on the Board of Directors of Texas
Instruments, and has been awarded numerous honorary degrees.
Dr. Julianne Malveaux is the 15th
President of Bennett College for Women.
Recognized for her progressive and insightful
observations, she is also an economist, author
-." and commentator, and has been described by
Dr. Cornel West as "the most iconoclastic
public intellectual in the country." Dr.
Malveaux's contributions to the public dia-
logue on issues such as race, culture, gender,
and their economic impacts, are shaping pub-
Slic opinion in 21st century America.
As a writer and a syndicated colum-
m nist, her writing appears regularly in USA
Today, Black Issues in Higher Education, Ms.
Magazine, Essence magazine, and the Progressive. Her weekly columns appear in
numerous newspapers across the country including the Los Angeles Times, the
Charlotte Observer, the New Orleans Tribune, the Detroit Free Press, and the San
Well-known for appearances on national network programs, Dr. Malveaux is
a charismatic and popular guest on a variety of shows. She appears regularly on
CNN, BET, as well as on Howard University's Television show, Evening Exchange.
She has appeared on PBS's To The Contrary, ABC's Politically Incorrect, Fox News
Channel's O'Reilly Factor and stations such as C-SPAN, MSNBC and CNBC. She
has also hosted talk radio programs in Washington, San Francisco, and New York.
In addition to her columns and media appearances, Dr. Malveaux is an
accomplished author and editor. Her academic work is included in numerous papers,
studies, and publications. She is the editor of Voices of Vision: African American
Women on the Issues (1996); the co-editor of Slipping Through the Cracks: The
Status of Black Women (1986), and recently co-edited The Paradox of Loyalty: An
African American Response to the War on Terrorism (2002). She is the author of two
column anthologies: Sex, Lies, and Stereotypes: Perspectives of a Mad Economist
(1994), Wall Street, Main Street, and the Side Street: A Mad Economist Takes a
Stroll (1999). She is most recently the co-author of Unfinished Business: A
Democrat and A Republican Take On the 10 Most Important Issues Women Face
A committed activist and civic leader, Dr. Malveaux serves on the boards of
the Economic Policy Institute, The Recreation Wish List Committee of Washington,
DC, and the Liberian Education Trust.
Dr. Malveaux received her BA and MA degrees in economics from Boston
College, and earned a Ph.D in economics from MIT. A native San Franciscan, she
is the President/CEO of Last Word Productions, Inc. a multimedia production
company headquartered in Washington, DC, and currently resides in Greensboro,
When Dr. Beverly Daniel
Tatum became the ninth president of
Spelman College in 2002, she set an
expectation that Spelman College
would be recognized as one of the
finest liberal arts colleges in the coun-
try a place where young women of
African descent could say, "This
place was built for me and it is noth-
ing less than the best!" With her cre-
ative energy focused on five strategic
goals Academic Excellence,
Leadership Development, Improving
o. ur Environment, Visibility of our
Achievements, and Exemplary
Customer Service (collectively
known as Spelman ALIVE), Spelman
College has experienced great
growth. Spelman is now widely rec-
ognized as one of the leading liberal
arts colleges in the nation.
Applications have increased more
than 40% in the last six years, making
Spelman one of the most selective
women's colleges in the United
During her tenure, the Center for Leadership and Civic Engagement
(LEADS) was created and its annual Women of Color Leadership Conference
established as a national professional development resource. The curriculum has
expanded to include Chinese language instruction, and in 2008, the Gordon-Zeto
Fund for International Initiatives was established with a gift of $17,000,000,
increasing opportunities for international travel for students and faculty as well as
providing additional financial aid for international students. Overall, scholarship
support for Spelman students has doubled since 2002, and opportunities for facul-
ty research and development have expanded significantly. Through the Every
Woman, Every Year Initiative launched in 2006, alumnae support of the annual
fund has grown to 31% and continues to rise. Campus improvements include the
award-winning renovation of .three historic buildings and campus expansion,
including newly acquired office space and the 2008 completion of a new "green"
residence hall, increasing housing capacity on the campus by more than 25% and
establishing the campus commitment to environmental sustainability for the 21st
century. Building on this momentum, Strengthening the Core: The Strategic Plan
for 2015, focused on the academic core of the institution, is now in the beginning
stages of implementation.
In addition to being an accomplished administrator, Dr. Tatum is widely
recognized as a scholar, teacher, race relations expert and leader in higher educa-
tion. A clinical psychologist by training, her areas of research include racial iden-
tity development, and the role of race in the classroom. The recipient of numerous
honorary degrees, in 2005 Dr. Tatum was awarded the prestigious Brock
International Prize in Education for her innovative leadership in the field. Her best-
selling titles include Can We Talk About Race? And Other Conversations in an Era
of School Resegregation (2007) and Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together
in the Cafeteria? And Other Conversations About Race (1997). She is also the
author of Assimilation Blues: Black Families in a White Community (1987).
Actively involved in the Atlanta community, Dr. Tatum is a member of sev-
eral boards including the Executive Committee of the Metro Atlanta Chamber of
Commerce, the Woodruff Arts Center, the Community Foundation of Atlanta, and
is the co-chair of the Early Education Commission of the United Way. Formerly a
member of the President's Advisory Board for the White House Initiative on
Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Dr. Tatum also serves on nation-
al boards including the Institute for International Education, the Council of
Independent Colleges, and the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of
Teaching. She also serves on the Georgia Power corporate board of directors.
Dr. Tatum earned a B.A. degree in psychology from Wesleyan University,
and M.A. and Ph.D. in clinical psychology from University of Michigan. She also
holds a M.A. in Religious Studies from Hartford Seminary. She has served as a fac-
ulty member at the University of California at Santa Barbara, Westfield State
College, and Mount Holyoke College, where she also served as dean and acting
President Tatum is married to Dr. Travis Tatum, a retired college professor;
they are the parents of two adult sons.
EDWARD WATERS COLLEGE
Claudette H. Williams began her
tenure June 1, 2007 as the 28th pres-
ident of the Jacksonville-based
Edward Waters College. She has
worked assiduously to chart a new
direction for the historically black col-
lege centered in the double e princi-
ple of "ethics and excellence sus-
tained through unity of purpose,
integrity, and effectiveness prac-
Dr. Williams has served more than three decades as a professor and
college administrator. She has also served in various capacities in the cor-
porate world. She credits her personal and professional success first to
God and secondly to individuals He placed in her path to support and
encourage her along life's journey. She deems it a privilege to be able to
serve others and to assist them to fulfill their God-given purpose and poten-
Dr. Williams has been an advocate for educational reform and
accountability from her formative years as a professional in the classroom.
This helped to fuel her passion for achieving institutional compliance with
and developing best practices. She is an accomplished planner, strategic
and visionary thinker, fundraiser, energetic and human relations oriented
leader who sees stakeholder participation as critical to institutional success.
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Americans must pay taxes.
After the 'bogus' lawsuit was
filed, led by the Floridian,
Senate and House Democrats
of the state, called on
Republican leadership to
direct audit of Florida
Attorney General's office.
"Given the enormous amount
of resources and time appar-
ently devoted to this single
federally-directed issue," his
effectiveness and spending
What puzzles most
Americans is the fact that the
U.S. remains the only indus-
trialized country that doesn't
guarantee health care to all of
ts citizens. This is even more
puzzling when the U.S. pays
from its war funds, universal
health insurance for Iraq and
Afganistan. Also, as soon as a
member of congress is sworn
in, he receives some of the
best health care benefits in the
country, mostly paid by tax-
payer dollars since the gov-
ernment pays up to 75% of
The biggest complaint the
protesters have is government
Talking To An Attorney
By Burned Bivens, Esq. LFD
BAD CHECK / CIVIL ACTION
In today's economy, it is not unusual for the balance in ones checking account
to be low. Hopefully one does not attempt to write checks for greater than the
amount in their account because that can result in serious consequences.
It is unlawful and a crime for any person to issue and deliver to any other per-
son a check or draft or written order on any bank when at the time of making and
issuing the check, the person knows or has reason to believe that there are not suf-
ficient funds on deposit to pay the check when it is presented. In other words, if you
know that you do not have the money in the bank, do not write the check. There are
severe penalties. However, there is a defense to writing checks when there are not
sufficient funds in the bank to cover the check as follows.
When payee of the check has been expressly notified prior to receiving the
check or has reason to believe that there are not sufficient funds in the account to
cover the check. A civil and criminal penalty for writing bad checks do not apply.
In addition, a civil and criminal penalty for writing bad checks do not apply
to a post dated check.
In many instances, a creditor, and especially a collection agency, will request
that a debtor write a series of post dated checks so that the creditor can deposit those
checks when he wishes to do so. In those cases, if the payee knows or has reason
to know that the check was post dated because at the tiqNe of writing the check, the
account did not have sufficient funds, then such activity would result in a defense
against criminal charges for writing bad checks.
Criminal penalty. If the bad check is less than $150.00 then the criminal
penalty is a first degree misdemeanor. A first degree misdemeanor is punishable by
a term not to exceed 1 year in prison and/or a fine not to exceed $1,000.00. If the
bad check is $150.00 or greater, then that act is punishable as a felony of the third
degree. A third degree felony is punishable for a term of imprisonment not to
exceed 5 years and/or a fine not to exceed $5,000.00. In almost every case, in addi-
tion to other penalties assessed by a Judge, there would be a requirement that a
check be made good by paying the amount that was owed with the bad check.
However, the requirement to pay the check is usually in addition to the criminal
penalties imposed by a court and payment of the dishonored check before the court
date is usually not a defense to the criminal charges.
Civil penalties. In addition to the criminal penalties discussed above, there
are civil actions that can be brought for writing worthless checks. In a civil action
brought for the purpose of collecting a check, draft or order of payment that was
refused by the bank, after giving proper notice described by law, the person who
received the dishonored check may bring a lawsuit against the maker of the check
and if successful, the person may recover in addition to the actual damages, triple
the amount that was owed, as well as their attorney fees and court costs. A payee
may also charge the maker of the check a service fee in an amount not to succeed
5% of the face value of the check.
As you can see, writing worthless checks can be very costly. For criminal
actions, in addition to the criminal penalties outlined, one may also have to incur the
cost of hiring an attorney to represent them at the criminal case. The civil penalties
that allow triple damages are especially harmful. The civil penalties, if successful,
would result in a civil judgment against the maker of the check and a judgment is
placed on ones record for 20 years. Therefore, while one may not have money or
assets to pay the judgment at the time it is rendered, one may come into money in
the future. This is usually type of judgment that would not be discharged in bank-
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
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control. None seem to
remember the effect the pres-
ent plan has on the money
folks who say this will cut
their profit margin. What
about the financial margin for
Next week, we will cover the
health care plan and how it
will help Americans.
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"Nothing Into Something"
"DON'T LET THE DEVILRIDE" is a light-hearted, Christian comedy that
also manages to convey a powerful and convicting spiritual message. Through The nation's Democrats are popping bottles and
its' colorful characters, we will be reminded of how easy it is to be manipulat- Washington is sparkling after Congress passed "Health
ed by the devil's evil tactics, even though we are Christians. Care Reform" legislation desired by President Barack Obama.
The production company consists of eleven cast members, all of which are House Democrats approved a far-reaching overhaul of the nation's health sys-
members of the Mary L. Singleton Senior Citizens Center. This play was pre- tem on Sunday, voting over unanimous Republican opposition to provide med-
viously performed in November 2009, in the Mary L. Singleton Center ical coverage to tens of millions of uninsured Americans after an epic political
Auditorium and because of popular demand, T.J. and Company has graciously battle that could define the differences between the parties for years
consented to do a repeat performance. The House gave final approval to legislation passed by the Senate on
So, if you like great gospel music, love to laugh, and believe God has a great Christmas Eve. Thirty-four Democrats joined Republicans in voting against the
sense of humor, this play is for you! bill. The vote sent the measure to President Obama, whose yearlong push for the
At the Mary L. Singleton Center Auditorium, Saturday, March 27, 2010 at legislation has been the centerpiece of his agenda and a test of his political power.
3:00 p.m. Admission is $7.00. But everything that sparkles and glitters is not gold!
SISTERS NETWORK NORTHEAST FLORIDA CHAPTER is having a The American people got a little of what they wanted in health care service
Community Breast Cancer Education and Awareness Workshop, Saturday, and coverage improvements but greedy insurance companies got 90% of what
March 27, 2010 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Bradham-Brooks they wanted. The main thing the insurance thieves got was the rejection of a
Northwest Branch Library, 1755 Edgewood Ave., W. For additional informa- "public option" which would have given competition to private insurance com-
tion, please call (904) 757-6622. panics.
11th ANNUAL FUR BALL GALA -Join the Jacksonville Humane Society for The legislation also forces, by law, everybody who isn't old or destitute to buy
the 11lth annual "Fur Ball Gala: A Night at the Oscars" on Saturday, May 15, health insurance if their boss doesn't provide it. What company wouldn't love the
2010 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the Omni Jacksonville Hotel. This year's black- government forcing the public to buy that company's product?!
tie fundraiser will feature dinner, live and silent auctions and the crowning of Good things about the bill include some provisions that put a few minor
the four-legged best actor and best actress. Tickets are $150 per person, $1,000 restrictions on insurance companies. Six months after its passage insurers won't
for a half table, $1,500 for a personal table and $1,700 for a corporate table. be able to deny children coverage if they have a pre-existing condition. But cov-
Pets are admitted for free with their owners. Tickets can be purchased at erage for parents can be denied until 2014.
www.jaxhumane.org or by calling 904-725-8766. Also, companies can be fined a whopping $100 a day for denying coverage.
FREE CHOLESTEROL AND DIABETES SCREENINGS offered from In other words, if you need a life-saving operation that costs $100,000, insurers
12:00 pm 5:00 pm April 15 at Winn-Dixie Pharmacy, 8650 Argyle Forest can deny you coverage for a year and only pay $36,500 in fines. You don't have
Blvd, Jacksonville, FL., For more information call Cholestcheck: 800-713- to be a math major to know if paying or denying is what a greedy insurance com-
3301 (No-Appointments) pany will do.
FAMU COLLEGE OF LAW HOODING CEREMONY -The Reverend With 12 million Americans still without health care coverage even after pass-
Jesse Louis Jackson, Sr., founder and president of the Rainbow/PUSH ing of health care legislation, the campaign chants and promises of "Universal
Coalition, will serve as the keynote speaker for Florida A&M University Health Care" remain a sad, sad song.
(FAMU) College of Law's Sixth Annual Hooding Ceremony on May 15, 2010. I appreciate what Congress tried to do but I would also appreciate it if
Reverend Jackson will address the Spring 2010 candidates, who will have the Congress told the people what they were scared to do and that is take control of
Juris Doctor degree conferred in Tallahassee, FL at the University's health care from the insurance companies.
Commencement Exercises on May 1, 2010. The Hooding Ceremony will rec- Meanwhile, as elected officials do, plenty of stuff not related to health care
ognize more than 150 candidates, including the fall 2009 and summer 2010 was amended onto the bill.
classes. These are the first classes to be recognized since the College of Law The best of the non health care stuff was increased funding for education.
achieved full accreditation from the American Bar Association.' College students, especially, will benefit greatly from increased student loan
SHOWTIME AT STAGE AURORA 2010 GOSPEL AMATEUR NIGHT money tucked away in the health care bill.
(A one night event) Saturday, March 27 at 7:00 p.m. "We're serious about Obama and the Democrat's health care bill is like a rap song by rapper
uplifting the Praise of God!" Gospel Singers, Comedians, dancers, Actors, Juvenile, they turned "nothing into something"!
Mime, Musicians, and novelty acts. Stage Aurora Performance Hall, 5188
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at the door. Registration still open for artists. For more information, please call .. Make A Smart Move!
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The Art of Dating
by Justin L. Mabrie, MBA
Dn-1 D Ir, r
From Atual Pc R
From Actual Police Reports
Did You Hear About?...
A victim, suspect and witness were at the witness' house located at
1914west 26th street.
During the course of the evening, the victim was stabbed in the chest
and was transported to Shands Hospital with life threatening injuries.
The witness stated that he was in his bedroom when he heard the vic-
tim and suspect arguing over a "crack pipe." When he walked out into the liv-
ing room to tell the two to stop arguing, he saw the victim bleeding from the
chest. The witness asked the suspect what happened and she stated to him,
"I don't know. She just started bleeding.
Post Miranda, the suspect first stated that she was at the witness'
house with the victim. She said the victim was in the bedroom with the wit-
ness. The victim came out of the bedroom and she had been stabbed. The
suspect said she did not know what happened to the victim, or how she was
The suspect then admitted that she and the victim were arguing. She
said the victim kept punching on her and grabbing her from behind. The sus-
pect said she was tired of the victim always hitting on her so she grabbed a
steak knife that was lying on a coffee table in the living room and stabbed the
victim once in the chest. She stabbed the victim a second time in her right
The suspect was arrested and transported to the PTDF without further
incident. The victim is currently at Shands Hospital with life threatening
OPERATING MOTOR VEHICLE WITHOUT
SAFETY BELT IN USE
While patrolling the area of 4400
Confederate Point Rd., Officer observed the
suspect; who was driving the listed vehicle,
C'l as he was making a right turn from The
Click it Heritage Apartments onto Confederate
or -* .' Point Rd. operating the vehicle without a
Ticket,/' safety belt in use.
Officer proceeded and performed a
... -. traffic stop at 4200 Confederate Point Rd.
He made contact with the suspect,
The suspect advised the Officer his
license was not valid. Further investigation revealed the suspect is a Habitual
traffic offender and had 3 suspensions.
04/17/06 SUSP-INDEF Fail TO PAY CT FINANCIAL OBLIGATION
03/23/04 SUSP-INDEF MOS HABITUAL TRAFFIC VIOLATOR
12/29/08 SUSP-INDEF Failed TO APPEAR ON TRAFFIC SUMMONS
The suspect was cited for knowingly DWLS Habitual Traffic Offender and
operating motor vehicle with our safety belts in use.
A Signature Form was completed. The suspect was arrested and
transported to PTDF.
Case cleared by arrest.
NOTE: The registered owner of the vehicle, Phoenix Anderson,
responded to the scene. Ms. Anderson stated she knew the suspect did not
have a valid license, but allowed him to drive because the suspect had to pick
up his kids. Ms. Anderson was cited for permitting unauthorized person to
March 22, 2010 March 28, 2010
Don't settle for less than the
best. Opportunities to expand
your circle of friends will
result in possible new roman-
tic encounters. You will be
prone to carelessness that
could result in accidents.
Professionalism will be of
" | CANCER
You will communicate easily
and should be able to develop
new friendships. Secret
affairs will only lead to
heartache. Your ideas may be
good, but they aren't neces-
sarily right for everyone. You
will have a little more energy
Don't let any small misunder-
standings get in the way.
Focus on forming business
partnerships Keep calm.
Someone around you is
bouncing off the \%alls Get
involved in volunteer work
that will bring you satisfac-
tion, not an empty wallet.
Try to understand their
point of view. Try not to at
tempt to do something
unless you are fully intent
on following through with
the plans. You can make
changes to your home that
will be pleasing to all con-
cerned. Find out more, if
you want to start your own
Don't ruffle the feathers of
those you care about most.
Don't allow your personal
problems to interfere with
your professionalism. You will
earn recognition for the work
you are doing. Don't be a pest
or a troublemaker this week.
CI | LEO
Someone you care
ma\ not be too
Mingle with those \iho can
help you get ahead
Expressing yourself in
novel ways should lead you
down ne", a enues. Don't
expect romantic encounters
to be lasting
You will have to be sure not to
bum the candle at both ends.
Go over their important docu-
ments and take the time to sug-
gest alternatives. Be prepared to
lose friends or alienate other
people if you insist on being
stub born. Family outings that
aren't expensive will be enjoy-
able and help strengthen ties.
This is not the best time to
take a risk, to gamble or
spend money you really
can't afford to part with.
Problems with skin, bones,
or teeth may mess up your
schedule You must use dis-
cretion %hen talking to
others. Gambling should
not be ian option Attend
semiinars that will bring
you in- contact with the
WEAPONS SEIZED ARE DESTROYED
By LOUIE BROGDON
Brunswick and Glynn
County police agree:
When they seize guns used
in crimes, they want them
off the streets.
weapons are transported to
(Department) to be
Robinson. "They don't go
back out on the streets or
The Brunswick Police
about 30 guns this past
month, Robinson said.
Glynn County has a
similar policy. Its Public
Chief of Police Edna JohnsonWr patmn h
Works Department has
cutting torches that are
used to transform the weapons into metal scrap.
That's the best way to deal with seized guns, said Glynn County Police
Chief Matt Doering.
"We seize them, get them off the street, cut them up and they're gone," he
Some communities sell seized firearms back to federally licensed gun deal-
ers to raise money, but Doering said the monetary return isn't that great, and more
importantly, it doesn't really solve the problem.
"If I get a gun off the street then sell it and it gets stolen, that's counter-pro-
ductive," Doering said.
The police departments have tried other ways to get unwanted guns out of
the community. "No questions asked" gun buy-back programs have been offered a
few times separately by the two police departments.
Doering said the city had better results from the program than the county.
In 2008, Brunswick police bought a total of nine firearms from residents,
including two AK-47 assault rifles. All were destroyed.
That was more than what the county got.
Brunswick Police Chief Edna Johnson said she supports restarting the pro-
gram. Because of funding shortages, however, the city would need aid from the
community to bring it back.
"At that time, we had a community group helping us," she said. "We haven't
had a citizen group come to us and want to do it. "We are always looking for a cit-
izen group to help out," she said.
You are best to work at home,
clearing up overdue projects.
Don't be angry, but be on your
guard. You may be up for
some changes in your home
Your lack of responsibility and
attention has been a key issue
in your relationship.
Don't confide in anyone for
the time being. Anger might
lead to carelessness and minor
Injuries. You will have to
make some changes regarding
your direction if you wish to
keep on top of your career
expectations. You may attract
attention if you get out social-
Acknowledge your lo,.er's
needs. You can enjoy doing
things that include chil-
dren. You may want to talk
to your boss about your
future goals. Don't get
depressed, get busy. You
can accomplish a lot if
you're willing to put in a
little extra time
3 | PIECES
Depression may result if you
don't get to do things your
own way. Go out with friends
or family. Don't expect sup-
port from your mate.
I A POLISHINCVOUR SCRIPT I
PAGP R~d TR'F STAR MARCH 27. 2010
Erica White from Jacksonville Signed with the WNBA Atlanta Dream
White in the 2008 NCAA Final Four
Special for The Florida Star
White's full name is
Erica Rene White. She
was born on August 26,
1986, in Jacksonville,
Florida. She is the daugh-
ter of Terry White and
Robin Manigault. White
has three sisters, Leslie
Manigault, and Jordan
White, and a brother,
Terry White, Jr.
She attended Ribault
High School where she
averaged 24.0 points, 6.0
steals and 5.2 assists per
game at Ribault High
School under Coach
Alfred Austin. White Led
her school to three straight
state titles in 2001, 2002
and 2003. She was named
Cornell Big Red Send Temple Owls to Roost: 78-65
Correspondent: Scott Jurrens / Photographer: Joseph Lorentzson
In the first round of the NCAA Division I Men's
Basketball Tournament held in Jacksonville Florida
in the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena on
Friday, March 19, 2010, the Cornell Big Red defeat-
ed the Temple Owls 78-65.
Temple (the 5th ranked team in Southern NCAA 0 'i N
bracket) got the opening tip but the Cornell Big Red "
(ranked as the 12th team) led from the beginning of
the game until the final buzzer. Cornell center Jeff
Foote at 7'0" was the offensive hub of the Big Red .
offense and defense. He was the key to the Big Red
floating and man-on-man zone of the defensive side
ofthe court. r .
The Owls battled hard in the first half and only
trailed the Big Red 29-37 at the intermission. --..
Cornell had a significant run after taking the ball first Temple's Juan Fernandez
drives on Cornell's Louis Dale
in the second half and with 10; 18 to play, led 63-48 for shot
and the Owls never challenged after that. Temple tried catching up with Cornell with
3-point shots; however, the Owls ended up in the 2nd half only making 1 of 6
The Big Red earns its first ever NCCA Tournament win in five tries and ties an
Ivy League win total (28) for a single season since Penn accomplished this feat in
1970-71. This is the first Ivy League school to win a game in the NCAA tournament
The Big Red will play their second NCAA tournament game on Sunday in
Jacksonville in second round against the winner of the Wisconsin and Wofford first
Duke Blue Devils Declaw Arkansas-Pine Bluff
Golden Lions: 73-44
Correspondent: Scott Jurrens
Photographer: Joseph Lorentzson
In the first round of the NCAA
Division I Men's Basketball
Tournament held in Jacksonville
Florida in the Jacksonville Veterans ]
Memorial Arena on Friday, March 19,
2010, the Duke Blue Devils defeated
the Arkansas-Pine Bluff Golden Lions
Certainly, the collective basketball
sense was that the number 1 ranked
team in the Southern region of the
NCAA's (Duke) would overwhelm the-
16th ranked and last team to the .
"dance" into round one of the tourna-
ment but the Golden Lions represented
themselves well. Arkansas-Pine Bluff Townsend defends against
The Blue Devils got the opening tip Duke
off and within five minutes, led 21-7 over the Golden Lions. Over the rest of the first
half, Duke increased their lead, however the Golden Lions also got into a bit of a
rhythm with the half time score of Duke 38; Arkansas-Pine Bluff 20.
The Golden Lions got the ball first after the intermission and attempted a run at
the Blue Devils but fouls, missed shots and turnovers coupled with Duke's 50% 3-
point completion percentage combined to keep the Blue Devils in the lead.
The Blue Devil's 6'8" forward Kyle Singler showed his outside shooting touch,
in the paint scoring and rebounding prowess (10 total) to lead all Duke players with
20 points for the game.
The Duke Blue Devils move on to the second round of the NCAA tournament
in Jacksonville on Sunday to play the winner of the California Golden Bears and
Louisville Cardinals game.
as a senior.
White played colle-
giately for the Lady Tigers
of LSU. As a sophomroe
at LSU White played in 34
games and started the final
20 of the season. She
started for the first time in
her career on January 19
against Alabama and had
10 points, six assists and
four steals. As a junior she
played in 37 games with
36 starts. She poured in a
career high 20 points
against Baylor. Some of
her LSU teammates,
Sylvia Fowles and
Quianna Chaney also
entered WNBA Draft.
White along with Fowles
and Chaney led the Lady
Tigers to NCAA Final
Four appearances all four
years at LSU, although
they never won a champi-
White was drafted in
the second round of the
2008 WNBA Draft with
the 17th overall pick by
the Houston Comets.
While in Houston she
played all 34 games and
started 2. She averaged
12.5 minutes and 3.6
points per game as a
Comet. After the Houston
Comets folded she was
picked up by the Indiana
Fever in the dispersal
draft. Aftef her Fever
Griffith got injured the
Fever signed a guard and
center. This move forced
Whittington and White to
be waived. She became a
Her WNBA Teams
were: Houston Comets -
2008; Indiana Fever -
2009-2010; and Atlanta
Dream 2010 Present
She played for Natanya
in Israel during the 2008-
09 WNBA off-season.
California Golden Bears Feast on Louisville
Correspondent.: Scott Jurrens
Photographer: Joseph Lorentzson
In the first round of the NCAA
Division I Men's Basketball I
Tournament held in Jacksonville o s
Florida in the Jacksonville Veterans
Memorial Arena on Friday, March 19,
2010, the California Golden Bears
defeated the Louisville Cardinals 77-62. Cardinal's Jerry Smith passes against
Ranked 8th in the South region of California defenders
the NCAA tournament, the Golden Bears jumped to a quick lead over the 9th ranked
Cardinals in the first half and never looked back.
The Bears led 30-12 at the fourth time out of the first half with 10:37 remaining.
The Cardinals, coached by Rick Pitino, made a run to close the score at the end of
the first half: Golden Bears 41, Cardinals 30.
The Bears started the second half with the ball and led by 6'6" forward Theo
Robertson and 5'10" guard Jerome Randle (both finished with 21 points for the
game); combined to put the game effectively out of reach.
Cards coach Pitino earned a technical with 2:43 left in the game and shortly
thereafter, with the game effectively decided; both teams pulled their starters from
the floor and emptied their bench reserves for some NCAA experience.
With the win, the Golden Bears go into the second round on Sunday in
Jacksonville playing the number one ranked team, the Duke Blue Devils.
The Blue Devils were victors earlier in the evening over the Arkansas-Pine Bluff
Wisconsin Badger Nip Wofford Terriers For The Win:
Correspondent: Scott Jurrens
In the first round of the
NCAA Division I Men's
Basketball Tournament held in
Jacksonville Florida in the
Memorial Arena on Friday,
March 19, 2010, the
Wisconsin Badgers defeated,
the Wofford Terriers 53-49.
The Badgers were the 4th
ranked team in this bracket
and Wofford was ranked 13th
so "on paper"; the Badgers
appeared to be the better team
by quite a margin. But as the -
margin of victory shows, it
was a very close game.
The Terriers got the open-
ing tip and for most of the first
half, held their own with the
Badgers. At the time out taken Wisconsin's Jon Leuer towers over Wofford defense
at 7:10 remaining in the first
half, the Badgers led 19-11. At the half, the 10,657 fans exited for refreshments with
the score Badgers 27; Terriers 19.
The Badgers got the ball first in the second half but the Terriers went on a run to
tie the game at 31 each with 16:26 left in the game. In fact, with only 4 seconds left
in the game, only two points separated the teams and with the final turnover by the
Terriers, the Badgers added two more points for the final game score.
The lead changed hands 11 times in the 2nd half and was tied another 6 times
before time ran out on the Terriers for this bid to go into the second round of the
The Wisconsin Badgers, led by 6'10" forward Jon Leuer, moves on to the sec-
ond round of the tournament on Sunday in Jacksonville, playing the Cornell Big
Red, the victor over the Temple Owls earlier in the day.
MARCH 27. 2010
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Tyler Perry For Colored Girls Who
Have Considered Suicide When the
Rainbow is Enuf Movie
Tyler Perry is keeping
the scripts rolling, as he has
selected the cast for his next
film, "For Colored Girls Who
Have Considered Suicide
When the Rainbow is Enuf."
After the New York City
premiere for his latest film,
"Why Did I Get Married
Too?," the movie maverick
revealed that the cast will
include Janet Jackson,
Mariah Carey, Whoopi
Goldberg, Phylicia Rashad,
Jurnee Smollett, Kimberly
Devine and Macy
The all-star cast will be
starring in the film based on
a l Ntozake Shange's award-
1htOf winning 1975 play. It is
S4 scheduled to begin shooting
i in June in New York with a
possible winter 2010/2011
The riveting play, con-
sisting of a series of poems
performed through a cast of nameless women, known only by a color deal
with such subjects as love, abandonment, rape and abortion garnered much
acclaim, becoming the toast of Broadway when it opened at The Booth
Theater in 1976.
It later morphed into ah Emmy Award nominated television special and
is still being performed around the world.
Elise and Carey are the only two that made the cut from Perry's initial
wish list which he mentioned back in September 2009. It originally included
16-time Grammy Award winner Beyonce Knowles, Academy Award winner
Halle Berry and media queen Oprah Winfrey.Elise and Carey are the only two
that made the cut from Perry's initial wish list that he mentioned back in
September 2009, which initially included 16-time Grammy Award winner
Beyonce Knowles, Academy Award winner Halle Berry and media queen
"Making a film of "For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide
When the Rainbow is Enuf" is a dream come true for me," Perry said about
the project. "Ntozake Shange's play is a magnificent tribute to the strength
and dignity of women of color, and I think audiences of all generations will be
able to recognize and embrace the experiences these women represent.
Creatively, this movie is one of the most exciting undertakings of my career."
'For Color Girls' will be the first project for 34th Street Films, Perry's new pro-
duction company, which is housed at Lionsgate, as reported by
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'JACKSON TO KEYNOTE
FAMU COLLEGE OF LAW
Orlando, Fla. The Reverend
Jesse Louis Jackson, Sr., founder
and president of the
Rainbow/PUSH Coalition, will
serve as the keynote speaker for
Florida A&M University (FAMU)
College of Law's Sixth Annual
Hooding Ceremony on May 15,
Reverend Jackson will address
the Spring 2010 candidates, who
will have the Juris Doctor degree
conferred in Tallahassee, Fla. at the University's Commencement Exercises on
May 1, 2010.
The Hooding Ceremony will recognize more than 150 candidates, including
the fall 2009 and summer 2010 classes.
These are the first classes to be recognized since the College of Law
achieved full accreditation from the American Bar Association.
The FAMU College ofdLaw's Hooding Ceremony will take place at the
Hilton Orlando, 6001 Destination Parkway near International Drive.
The ceremony will begin promptly at 10 a.m.
Reverend Jackson is one of America's foremost civil rights, religious
and political figures. Over the past 40 years he has played a pivotal role in vir-
tually every movement for empowerment, peace, civil rights, gender equality,
and economic and social justice. He has been called the "conscience of thea
nation" and "the great unifier," challenging America to be inclusive and to
establish just and humane priorities for the benefit of all. He is known for
bringing people together on common ground across lines of race, culture,
class, gender and belief.
"We're honored to have Reverend Jackson address our Hooding candi-
dates and believe it is fitting given the history of the FAMU College of Law,"
said LeRoy Pernell, dean of the FAMU College of Law. "Reverend Jackson's
stance on social justice speaks directly to the injustice that led to the closing of
the original College of Law."
Reverend Jackson participated in the 1965 Selma to Montgomery
marches organized by James Bevel, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and other civil
rights leaders in Alabama. In 1966, King and Bevel selected Jackson to head
the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) Operation Breadbasket
in Chicago, and SCLC promoted him to national director in 1967. When King
was assassinated on April 4, 1968, in Memphis, Tenn., Jackson was in the
parking lot one floor below. He resigned from the SCLC in 1971 and formed
Operation PUSH. He eventually organized the Rainbow Coalition in 1984,
which later merged with Operation PUSH to form the Rainbow/PUSH
Coalition in 1986. He was a candidate for the Democratic presidential nomi-
nation in 1984 and 1988 and served as Shadow Senator for the District of
Columbia from 1991 to 1997. On August 9, 2000, President William "Bill"
Clinton awarded Reverend Jackson the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the
nation's highest civilian honor. He is a graduate of North Carolina A&T
University and has a Master of Divinity from the Chicago Theological
The FAMU College of Law was founded in 1949 on the main campus
in Tallahassee. After graduating 57 lawyers, the law school was closed by the
state of Florida in 1968. The Florida Legislature yoted to reopen the law school
in 2000 and Orlando was selected as the location. The re-established FAMU
College of Law opened its doors in 2002 and is now housed in a state-of-the-
art facility in downtown Orlando's Parramore neighborhood. The FAMU
College of Law received full accreditation from the American Bar Association
in July 2009, and is ranked number one in the nation (tied with Texas
Southern) for Diversity by U.S. News and World Report.
Florida A&M University
(FAMU) alumna Tanza Thompson
appeared on the Black
Entertainment Television (BET)
show, "106 & Park," on March 17 in .
New York City, winning first-place in
the weekly talent competition, Wild-Out-Wednesday (WOW).
Thompson competed against two musical groups and was
selected by viewers throughout the nation and internationally.
"The City of Tallahassee certainly showed me a great amount of
love and support," said Thompson, a Rickards High School graduate. "I
really want to thank my family, FAMU, Rickards High School and every-
one who texted or voted for me on BET.com.
This is one of the happiest nights of my life and I will never forget the
feeling I am feeling right now."
As a result of her win, Thompson will be performing with other
previous "WOW" winners in an eight-city tour titled "Blaze the Stage,"
and will perform on BET again this summer during the "Best of Wild Out
Her edgy, beat-based songs have attracted an energetic audi-
ence since she began her entertainment career in 2004.
"106 & Park" is a 90-minute countdown music video show that
features the top 10 most requested videos on BET of the day.
.. .... .
AREA STUDENTS RECOGNIZED AT POISON
PREVENTION POSTER AWARDS CEREMONY
Toxicology Fellows Drs. Alexander Garrard (foreground) and
Adrienne Perotti comment on some of the 81 posters show-
cased at the Awards Ceremony for National Poison
Prevention Week 2010 Poster Contest. Garrard and Perotti,
who are staff at the Florida/USVI Poison Information Center-
Jacksonville, assisted in presenting awards to win-
ners of the Poster Contest.
Students from area schools
and the U. S. Virgin Islands were
honored recently at an awards
ceremony to celebrate the
National Poison Prevention
Week poster contest.
Eighty-one students were
recognized for their participation
in the poster contest sponsored
by the Florida/USVI Poison
Information Center -
Jacksonville as part of National
Poison Prevention Week 2010 to
help draw attention to the dan-
gers of poisonings. The awards
ceremony was held March 16 on
Florida campus where students
from the following schools were
honored for their participation:
Cypress Creek Elementary (Port
Orange); J.Franklin Keller
(MacClenny); James Weldon
Johnson College Preparatory and
John E. Ford K-8 schools
Elementary (Palm Coast): School
of the Prophets (U.S. Virgin
Islands); and, Spanish Oaks and Kings Ridge After-School programs (Jacksonville).
The winners for the Younger Division (ages 8 and under) are: 1st place, Joshua
Schulterbrandt (School of the Prophets); 2nd place, Eric Vasile (Cypress Creek); and, 3rd
place Jamie Enslin (Cypress Creek).
The winners for the Older Division (ages 9-13) are: 1st place, Chelsea Claverie;
2nd place, Maryam Shabbir; and 3rd place, Sierra Stidham, all students at James Weldon
Johnson College Preparatory School.
These winning posters, in addition to posters being awarded an Honorable
Mention, can be viewed on the Poison Center's Website at www.fpicjax.org ("News"
section). All winning and Honorable Mention posters will be forwarded to the Poison
Prevention Council in Washington, D.C. for judging at the national level where they will
compete against possible entries from all 60 poison centers. The national winners'
posters will be the featured posters for National Poison Prevention Week 2011.
Also receiving awards for "Outstanding Achievement" were Shannon Donnelly
and Elizabeth Utset, last year's 2nd and 3rd place national competition winners in the
Local area business sponsors contributed prizes and gifts to support the local
Poison Prevention Week contest. They included: Adventure Landing (Beaches and
Blanding Boulevard); AVON by Crystal; BASF; Carter's Pharmacies and Home Medical
Products; Chick-Fil-A (Butler Pointe Plaza & Clermont); City of Jacksonville Special
Events Office; Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens; Firehouse Subs (Clermont);
Doctor's Choice Pharmacy (USVI); 5 Points Theatre; Jacksonville Jaguars Foundation;
Jacksonville Transportation Authority; Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens; Lake Shore
Bicycles and Fitness; Lamar Companies (Jacksonville, Ocala & Pensacola); Michelle's
AVON; Museum of Science and History; One of Each Gifts in Five Points; Pepsi; Pug
Promotions, Inc.; Reddi-Arts; Riverside Dental; Shands Jacksonville Gift Shop; Simons
Malls; Starbucks (Lakewood Plaza, San Marco, and Riverside Avenue); Sugar Mama's
Bake Shoppe (Clermont); Wal-Mart (#s 579, 582, 967, 1082, 1173, 1219, 1444, 3702);
and Volusia County Transit/VOTRAN.
If you have a poisoning emergency or questions concerning a poison, call the
Poison Center at 1-800-222-1222. Also, poison prevention education materials are avail-
able free of charge by contacting the Poison Center's Education Department at
Jacksonville Chapter-E3 Business Group, Inc.
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