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Most Discussed Shooting for City
by Lonzie Leath and Angela Morrell, Florida-Georgia Star

He Had A Criminal He is Two-Years Old,
Record He's Dead Innocent, On Critical List
S m When you turn on talk
Radio, throughout the U. S.
you still hear people ques-
tioning what happened'
Friday afternoon in
Jacksonville after the
SWachovia on Baymeadows
Shown above is
Daniel Chriton, a 2- was robbed by gunman,
year-old toddler Jeremiah Mathis.
whose mother's car was carjacked by Jerermiah Mathis after According to reports,
he robbed a Wachovia, Friday. Mathis ran through some
bushes, dropping money and changing clothes. He then ran for Wendy's drive-
through where Daniel's mother was waiting in line, put the gun to her head and made
her drive..
According to records, one officer was able to identified Mathis in the car and then
five officers fired 41 rounds into the vehicle, killing
Jeremiah Mathis and shooting Joann Cooper in the foot. Most Continued A-7


Changed President of the U.S.
President Obama won the position of
President of the United States with a theme of
making changes. During the first year, he
accomplished about 90 goals, including equal
pay for women. Yet, many Americans com-
plained because they felt that things were not
going the way they had thought and that he was
being too nice.
'With the many barriers he faced from the
Republicans and not taking a hard stand, at least
it appeared that way, many lost faith and many
felt that he could not see that he would never get
the cooperation of the other party. In fact, it was
President Barack Obama also discussed that many voted for him not
because they wanted him to be a successful pres-
ident but because they wanted him to fail and that they were playing games. Now
with the passing of the health bill, even many of the GOP are backing off their state-
ments of repealing the healthcare plan.
He has made improvements during the last few weeks on educational help, on mort-
gage help, on requiring the banks and credit card companies and car makers to make
changes beneficial to Americans. And guess what, he is not backing off. A change
has come and he is now showing how he made it to the top at Harvard.


Sherri So Fine and

Danny Clay
Danny Clay, even
though he is travel-
ling more since
becoming a part of
the Tyler Perry per-
formers, has been
able to visit
Jacksonville, per-
form and share his
a experience on
Sheri Fine and Danny Clay Florida-Georgia Star
Impact. Now, while
on break in preparation for performing in Savannah, he
was able to stop by Brunswick and visit Sherri Fine and
talk with her listeners about his experiences. He start-
ed out with Steve Harvey and is now with Tyler Perry.
Danny Clay is the new Luther Vandross. He talked
about his experience when Oprah kissed him on the
cheek. He says he now washes around the spot and if
a bump should show up on that spot, don't touch it.
That's an Oprah souvenir. His friends and family are
happy to share his joy and success.

Winner of Ga. Democratic
Lifetime Achievement Award
Venus Holmes of Glynn County
has been awarded the District 1
Thomas Murphy Lifetime
Achievement Award by the
Georgia State Democratic Party
in honor of her educational lead-
ership and leadership to young
Venus Holmes people of the community. The
award was presented in Atlanta.

Murder Free Month 1st

in 44 Years-Newark, NJ
In 1996, Newark, New Jersey was named the 'Most
Dangerous City' in the U.S. Five of the past seven
mayors have been indicted on criminal charges. The
present mayor Cory Booker, elected in 2006, pledged
he would restore the city's economy and civic order. As
of April 1, 2010, the city has seen 43 days without a
murder.
Eight years before his election, he lived in one of the
city's notorious housing projects where he fought drug
gangs. He improved law-enforcement and now all can
see the change he promised. Congratulations Mayor.


"I'm Just Sayin" by the Star


Dementrious Lawrence
Dementrious Lawrence is a native of Brunswick,
Georgia and through his studies and experience, is
known as a 'great philosopher,' after college.
He will be writing weekly for The Florida and Georgia
Star "I'm just sayin'. He reads one book per week.
He says, when you're the guru in your circle you're in
the wrong circle. Your friends are your cheerleaders,
your mentor is your coach. Your friends ignore your
weaknesses. Your mentor helps you I'm See A-7

Cong. Meek Makes History

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Marian Martin, standing on the right of Congressman Meek,
provided move than 2500 petition within a two weeks period
for Congressman Meek and Joy Grayson, on his left, was
the first to sign a petition in Jacksonville back in April 2009.
Congressman Kendrick B. Meek, grew up in the
political world with his mother. When he decided to
run for Florida's vacated U. S. Senate seat, he said he
would only continue if he could get the required signa-
tures on a petition. He not only got the required num-
ber, he has broken a state record and is the first in the
state to run for U. S. Senator, based upon a signed peti-
tion.
He visited Jacksonville during the week of March 28
and was able to collect even more support..


Jacksonville Loses Mr. Patterson
George Edward Patterson,
Sr. is a Jacksonville native,
and was one of the- first
African Americans to own
a business of his kind in the
city.
He built his own legacy in
the architectural industry
George Edward Patterson,Sr after he refused to be belit-
tled when asked to clean
out ashtrays in the 1950's.
He provided the architectural design for several
homes, churches and businesses in Jacksonville. ,
Mr. Patterson taught at Raines High School for 25
years. Mr. Patterson and his loving wife, the late
Gloria Delores Patterson were the parents of 13 chil-
dren. Most known to the Star, is his son, Terrance,who
is the founder and manager of the Ritz Chamber
Players, the only black classical ensemble in the U. S.
He is survived by his children, 33 grand children, 17
great grandchildren and a brother, Arthur.

Teachers Protesting


Teachers, students and parents used megaphones,
held signs and waved at passing cars in protest of
Senate Bill 6.
Senate Bill 6, introduced by Senator John Thrasher,
was passed by the Senate on March 24 and is scheduled
to go to the Florida House.
The bill is being protested because it is designed to
'reward teachers based upon student test scores. It will
also give the schools the ability to fire the teachers if
the students are not able to pass the tests given.
Florida is the only state in the country that give grades
to schools based on the performance of the students.
Now, with this bill, it will give teachers extra pay based
on the performance of the students.
Most are concerned that Senate Bill 6 would cause the
schools to lose teachers in the state. According to
Thrasher, the bill is designed to measure improvements
and pay accordingly.


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S Please take ten minutes and answer the ten questions on the 2010 Census Formnn and RETURN IT NOW!
For every form not completed and returned we lose $2,000 for each person in Jacksonville who is not
counted. That means we lose money for highways, schools, community health facilities and all other
areas we need help with in our city. When Theaters, Restaurants and Shopping Centers want to move into
the North side and other areas of Jacksonville they look at the 2000 Census and say that the areas don't
have enough people to accommodate or support new businesses. Why does the last Census from ten years
ago say that, because too many people failed to return the 2000 Census form. Let's make sure that we
don't continue to get short changed, send in your 2010 Census form so that you will be counted and our money will be
returned to us. Do not wait for any date that may be printed on the 2010 form indicating that that is the date to return the
form, complete the Census Form and return it now. You are NOT asked to provide Social Security Numbers, just answer
general questions and provide the names and dates of birth of ALL of the people living in your home. If the 2010 Census
forms are not returned by the beginning of April, Census workers will start coming to your homes knocking on yoiur doors
to obtain the information from you in person. You may not be home when they come and you may not be counted. Let's
make sure that every person in Jacksonville-Duval County is counted so that we do not lose not even one of those $2,000.
Take Ten Minutes, answer the Ten Questions, Return the 2010 Census Form, No Stamp Required.
Anthony C. "Tony" Hill, Sr.
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District 1

Message from Mayor John Peyton: U. S. Census
Dear Friends:
Every 10 years, the U.S. Census Bureau works to build an accurate count of the nation's population,
and this year the City of Jacksonville is partnering with the Bureau in order to achieve that and increase
local participation in this year's census.
The Census count is important to communities like ours, as it helps account for our city's growth and
positions us for federal funding that directly impacts our residents. Every year, the federal government
distributes more than $400 billion to state, local and tribal governments based on census data. Leaders
use this data to guide planning decisions on where to build new roads, hospitals, childcare and senior
centers, schools and more.
We must all do our part to make sure that everyone is counted. To date, 41 percent of the forms mailed to Jacksonville
residents have been returned to the Census Bureau. This is a great start, but we still have a long way to go. Please take a
moment to fill out your questionnaire, mail it back and encourage your families, friends and neighbors to do the same.
Information shared with the Census Bureau is completely confidential and by law, the Bureau cannot share your answers
with anyone, including other federal agencies and law enforcement entities,
To assist in educating the community about this important civic duty, the City of Jacksonville's Census 2010 Complete
Count Committee will host a "Census Day" event in Hemming Plaza Downtown on Thursday, April 1. The event will be
held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and will feature Census Bureau representatives, giveaways and opportunities to complete cen-
sus forms. Please make plans to join us if you are able.
Sincerely,


John Peyton
Mayor


S LETTER TO THE EDITOR

In the March 26, 2010 shooting incident there are a few things that concerns me.
I do believe that we need law and order but at what cost? I understand officers
have a difficult task ahead of them but in my opinion there should be some
limitations. First of all why couldn't the officers have shot at the tires of the car?
What happened to negotiators on the police force? After hearing the robber say I
am going to kill you" was the hostage taken into consideration before the first
officer fired into the car? Why wasn't the robber asked to surrender? Why 42 shots
into a car that we know contained hostages? How do we know the robber wasn't
injured by the first shots fired at him? In my opinion if
5 officers had time to surround a car I would figure the situation would be
contained. Who was the criminal element in this equation? What does It seems a
little excessive" mean? I can't imagine little and excessive in the same sentence.
From my standpoint 10 shots is a little excessive, but 42?
Last but not least, who gets administrative leave with pay on their job when they
are under investigation? Does this not sound like a vacation? I am not here to pass
judgement on anyone but if a robber broke into my house and I shot him
4 times would that be considered excessive? Is this not considered a double
standard? What happens to the impact this leaves on the child that got shot? What
psychological stains do you think this situation will leave on him as far as law
enforcement is concerned? I'm willing to bet after this ordeal, He will never have
the ambition to become an officer. What about the mass psychological message
this sends to new recruits joining the force? Does this send the message that in any
situation they can use their guns for leverage and be justified? Wouldn't it be wise
to have officers go through a psychological evaluation at least twice a year to
determine their state of mind? They go through so much. every day on their jobs
plus deal with their life situations that I feel sometimes things can be
overwhelming. Is that not a reason for concern?These are just a few questions that
concerns and scares me at the same time. Maybe if we could find closure to some
of these questions we can stop our children from being afraid of "officer friendly".
Just something that concerns me
Venessa Barton

The Other Side of Jacksonville
The Florida Star has been asked by some Jacksonville citizens to allow some views to be presented weekly. We
have agreed to do so with the understanding that the articles written would not promote violence 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.
42 Shots
Once again our JSO has struck with fury, meanness, madness, maliciously and without
apparent provocation. Again, every police officer should go to work and return home daily.
Their lives are on the line every day; it is dangerous and apparently better to take your
changes in the courtroom than not return home. That is the reality of the streets and the
issues police officers face in this mean and dark world. However, there must be some civil-
ity to the process of law and order and this recent shooting has no excuse and/or justifica-
tion. IT WAS JUST WRONG, IT WAS WRONG PROCEDURALLY, IT WAS WRONG IN
THE RULE OF ENGAGEMENT, IT WAS WRONG IN RELATIONSHIP TO HOSTAGES,
AND IT WAS WRONG IN RELATIONSHIP TO A MOVING VEHICLE. What really has
been wrong is the lack of public out cry and mothers ought to just be mad and Fathers are to
be furious about this. The Sheriff should not only investigate, he should personally ask the
FBI to investigate these shootings. However, if he does not announce his intentions by
Monday April 5th he will not have to ask for the FBI; the process should be initiated to
request the FBI by the NAACP, Urban League, SCLC, Coalition of Concern Citizens,
Baptist Ministers Conference, Nation of Islam, and Jacksonville Leadership Coalition.
African Methodist Ministerial Alliance collectively and/or individually, but it should be
done. If anyone of these organizations to do initiate the request for the investigation, let us
assure you it will be done or maybe we need to start thinking about changing the organiza-
tions and/or the leadership in them. By the way where are our politicians who represent us,
why is it that they are always quiet on issues like this? This hurts, a 2 year old boy, a seven
year old girl, an innocent mother and then we are told, the robber gets out with his hands up
in the air and even it this turns out to not be accurate, why 42 shots? Overkill? Hatred?
Disregard for innocent lives? Are could it be racism at it's best? Maybe it is none of these,
maybe we just have a Sheriff Department that has some elements that are out of control and
It makes you say hmmmmmmnmmn..............


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BAPTIST CHURCH, 1953 West 9th St., Dr. Percy
Jackson, Sr., Pastor to host Deacon Willie Kirkland
15th Year Solo Anniversary. Sunday, April 4, 2010 at
6:00 p.m. For more information, call Deacon Kirkland at
(904) 713-9183.
BISHOP, DR. JAN D. GOODMAN, SR. and the
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FAMILY would like to invite you to our quarterly Food
and Clothes Give-Away. This event will be taking place
on April 10,2010 on the grounds at 2971 Waller St. For
more information, please call (904) 389-7373.
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.
BISHOP McKINLEY YOUNG SUNRISE SERVICE
MESSENGER -Dynamic AME Bishop to bring power-
ful message at Grant Memorial AME -Greater Grant
Memorial AME Church-to hear the electrifying Bishop
McKinley Young, the presiding prelate of the 11th
District of the AME Church, as he delivers the Word at
Easter Sunrise Service, Sunday April 4th at 6:00 a.m.
Bishop Young is a highly recognized theologian who
excites and inspires in his sermons. The church is locat-
ed at 5533 Gilchrist Road at intersection of Sibbald
Avenue and Gilchrist Road; Reverend Tony D.
Hansberry is the pastor. This combined annual service of
AME churches includes Greater Grant Memorial,
Historic Mt. Zion, Greater Payne and AME Church of
the Master, pastors Reverends F. D. Richardson Jr., Tan
C. Moss, and Mose Thomas III respectively. The anoint-
ed voices from the choirs will fuel your spirit. For more
information, contact the church office at (904) 764-5992.
FREE GROCERY GIVE-A-WAY -FRESH START
CHURCH, 2959 Duluth Hwy (120) Duluth, GA 30096,
announced today that they will be giving away free $25
Kroger grocery gift cards to single parents .that attend
their Easter service. "This week is known as Holy Week
in Christendom as we prepare to celebrate this Sunday,
April 4th the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Easter service
will be very out of the box and they are calling it "Game
day". Not only will the single parents receive the gift
card at the service, they will also enjoy a tailgate party in
the church parking lot where attendees can enjoy free
food, music, games, and fun for the whole family. The
give-away runs April 4, 2010 at 10am and will be first
come first serve until gift cards run out. For inquires call
770-239-1861 or visit www.myfreshstartchurch.org
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Mass Choir will present aMusical Concert April 9th
at 7:00 p.m. at 1611 G St. in Brunswick. The Mass
Choir is under the direction of Brother Curtis Ballard
of Zion Missionary Baptist Church of Brunswick and
Sister Monina Morris of the First African Missionary
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During Colon Cancer Awareness month, the
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Please remember, early detection is key. We encourage
each of you to know the power of prevention and to
identify ways to lower your risk. We look forward to
your participation next year. To find out more about the
Jacksonville Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta
Sorority, Inc. and our service programs, please visit our
website at www.dst.jax.org.


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JACKSONVLLE.FL
(AREA DEATHS)

BAILEY, Charlie Battle,
died March 28, 2010.


BARRINGER,


Shirley,


passed April 2010.
Visitations of friends
April 2, 2010. Homes
Glover Solomon Funeral
Directors, Inc.
FORD, Fannie V. died
March 26, 2010.
GAINEY, Rosa Lee,
funeral service will be
Saturday, April 3, 2010.
Homes Glover Solomon
Funeral Directors, Inc.
GREEN, Erma Mae, died
March 28, 2010. Holmes-
Glover -Solomon Funeral
Directors, Inc.
HAMILTON, Deacon
Samuel, Jr., passed away
March 23, 2010.
HARVIN, Annie Bell,
died. March 28, 2010.


A.B. Coleman Mortuary.
HOOPER, Peter
Raymond, Sr., died March
28,2010.
JOHNSON, Agnes L.,
passed away March 28,
2010. James Graham
Mortuary, Inc.
PRELOW, Donetha
Young, died March 28,
2010. Alphonso West
Mortuary, Inc.
SHAW, Paul Curtis, 86,
died March 28, 2010.
WHITEHEAD, Kenneth,
died March 29, 2010.
A.B. Coleman Mortuary.
WOODS, Johnnie Mae
Thomas, died March 27,
2010.



GEORGIA)DEATHS
FLEMING, Dorothy
Ann, died, March 27,
2010. Darien Funeral
Home.


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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 -. L'
2nd & 3rd Sundays (Old Sanctuary) .7.
Tuesday Pastoral Bible Study ............ 7:00 p.m. ... '1 IBi
Bishop Eric Lee, Pastor
Rev. Joe Calhoun, Pastor Emeritus '
(904) 764-5727 Church

Historic Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church
Sunday
W worship 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 Night,7:00 p.m.
"Email: Gospell175@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

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Total Time: 30 minutes up to 3 hours
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1 fully cooked semi-boneless 1/3 cup honey
ham half (6-8 Ib) 1/q .........


1/3 cup water.
1 packet onion gravy mix
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1 (8-oz) can crushed pineapple
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Green Beans With M
Total Time: 20 minutes (Makes 8 Servii

4 oz white Cheddar cheese
1 Ib fresh green beans
1/2 medium onion (thinly sliced)
1 teaspoon water
8 oz fresh pre-sliced baby
portabella mushrooms
1/4 teaspoon pepper
4 oz lemon herb butter


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PREP
* Grate or cut cheese into small pieces.
* Trim beans.
* Slice onion (about 1 cup).
STEPS
1. Combine beans and water; microwave on HIGH 3-4 minutes or
until tender. Drain beans.
2. Preheat large saute pan on medium-high 2-3 minutes. Add beans,
mushrooms, onions, and pepper; cook and stir 2-3 minutes or until
onions begin to soften.
3. Stir in herb butter and cheese until melted. Serve.


1. The ham is fully cooked and ready to serve. It is best served
cold or at room temperature to maintain its natural juices
and tenderness. Remove packaging and transfer ham to
serving platter; let stand no more than 30 minutes to bring to
room temperature.
2. If heating ham is desired, follow package instructions and
food safety guidelines. Use a meat thermometer to check
the temperature in the center of the ham (not touching
bone or fat). When the internal temperature reaches 140F,
remove from the oven. Transfer the ham to a carving board.
Let stand 10-20 minutes before slicing. This allows the juices
to redistribute through the ham, resulting in a firmer,
juicier and easier to carve ham.
3. While ham stands, prepare sauce by combining remaining
ingredients in medium saucepan on medium-high. Bring to
a boil, stirring occasionally. Carve ham and serve with sauce.
Promptly refrigerate unused portions.


Easy Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes
Active Time: 15 minutes, Total Time: 70 minutes (Makes 12 Servings.)


8 oz cream cheese
Cooking spray
8 slices bacon
1/2 cup chicken broth
1 cup sour cream
2 (20-oz) packages refrigerated
homestyle sliced potatoes
1 cup frozen green peas
2 cups shredded Cheddar
cheese, divided


PREP
* Preheat oven to 350F. (Or 325F, if baking with the ham.)
* Cut cream cheese into chunks; place in large bowl to soften.
* Coat 13x9-inch baking dish with cooking spray.

STEPS
1. Cook bacon following package instructions.
Crumble bacon into bite-size pieces.
2. Stir broth and sour cream into cream cheese; gently stir in potatoes,
bacon, peas, and 1 3/4 cups cheese. Transfer to baking dish and
cover; bake 1 hour or until potatoes are tender.
3. Remove cover; sprinkle with 1/4 cup cheese. Bake 5 more minutes
or until cheese melts. Serve.


If serving the fully cooked ham at room temperature, allow about 1 hour, 15 minutes to prepare your meal. Prepare the Easy Cheesy Scalloped
Potatoes and begin to bake. Then begin the Ham With Sweet Onion Sauce recipe, following step 1.
When the potatoes have baked about 30 minutes, prepare the Green Beans With Mushrooms and Cheese recipe. Complete the sauce for the ham,
following step 3 of the recipe, and complete the potatoes. Toss the fresh salad blend with your favorite dressing. Carve the ham and serve.
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is finished heating, prepare the Easy Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes recipe and begin to bake.
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Meanwhile, prepare the Green Beans With Mushrooms and Cheese recipe. While the beans cook, prepare the sauce for the ham and
complete the potatoes. Toss the fresh salad blend with your favorite dressing. Carve the ham and serve.




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ERIKA ALEXANDER

MEETING NEW CHALLENGES WITH CONVICTION!
BY RYCH MCCAIN/ FEEDBACKRYCH@SBCGLOBAL.NET
PHOTOS COURTESY OF 5 STICK FILMS, INC.


TV audiences
got their first
glimpse of her as
Cousin Pam on the
super hit NBC sit-
com- "The Cosby
Show." She may be
best known as acid-
tongued attorney
Maxine "Max" Shaw
on the Fox Network
comedy "Living
Single" which net-
s a ted hertwo NBAACP
SImage Awards for
Outstanding
Actress In A
Comedy Series"
during its five sea-
Sson run. No matter
how you slice the
pie; veteran actress
Erika Alexander is
having a career that
has taken her through many situations that have made her edges razor
sharp! Alexander is a native of Winslow, Arizona and the daughter of a
preacher/school teacher dad and children's book author mom. She graduat-
ed from the Philadelphia High School for girls in Philly and was a student at
the city's Freedom Theatre when she was picked for the Cosby Show.
Alexander went on to book movie and TV roles such "Law and Order,"
"Judging Amy," "ER," "Half and Half," "CSI" and others including a two year
stint regular as Dee Mulhem on the Showtime series "Street Time."
Alexander's latest movie is "La Mission" which was written, produced and
directed by Peter Bratt. This film. is about Che (played by Benjamin Bratt), a
Mexican American man who is a former gang member and ex-con who finds
out that his pride and joy, honor student, only son Jes (played by Jeremy


Ray Valdez), is gay. Of course, homophobia is big in the Latino community
and Alexander's character Lena; helps Che get through this dilemma. The
film was based on the real life Che (film name) and shot in the actual barrio
hoods in San Francisco's Mission District. The look, feel and drama in the
film are as real as it gets without going overboard to sensationalize anything.
It may even become a cult classic!
The role of Lena is different in many ways for Alexander because
Lena is a former passive abuse victim and now is an abuse counselor at the
local women's shelter. She didn't have the strong willed nature that
Alexander says she has in real life and that she could never be like Lena. As
she puts it, "I grew up roughing it with boys." When asked about how enjoy-
able it was to make this type of cultural film Alexander says, "It was excel-
lent. You don't get to make a film like this often. Frankly, Peter and Benjamin
Bratt had spent a lot of time creating the resources and building the
resources through their relationships to get a film like this made. So it is only
their hard work, vision and stick-to-it-tive-ness that's gotten this thing this far.
Right now we're hoping that the audience comes in and support it and we
hope they like it because certainly there have been a mess of sacrifices
made to get it there."
In looking at the past in terms of trailblazing; it has been said that
"Living Single" paved the way for "Friends!" Alexander humbly responds, "My
perspective on that is that if it weren't for "A Different World," "Cosby" and all
of these other things, we certainly wouldn't have been there. So I thought we
were the flow of Black sitcoms that were getting the chance to get some air
time; at a time after Cosby, that they were willing to look beyond huge stars
to front those things. So I give all props to the people who laid the path. And
yet, I say that it was a good form of flattery if NBC thought they could make
a Caucasian based version of that and then put it on the air. And that was
much more successful than ours." Alexander is a writer and film maker in her
own right who has directed. She and her husband film/TV writer and graph-
ic artist Tony Puryear- have a production company called "Concrete Park"
which has a graphic novel out that is electronically distributed by Dark
Horse. Go to www.tonypuryear.com to check it out.


WASSUP IN HOLLYHOOD

By Rych McCain/ feedbackrych@sbcglobal.net


Cali The Weed Capital? Movies:
Legalized Pot? California is broke and has little or no choice but to La Mission; Global Cinema; Five Stick Films. Starring Benjamin
turn to desperate measures. The State is gearing up.to vote on legalizing Bratt, Erika Alexander, Jeremy Ray Valdez, Jesse Borrego and Talisa
marijuana for recreational use in the next election by including the "Tax
Soto Bratt. Written, Directed and Produced by Peter Bratt. Produced by
Cannabis Act" initiative on the ballad. This will help "Pocket Po" Cali to
raise badly needed funds by allowing local governments to collect on every Alpita Patel. This film should become a Latino cult classic. It deals with
pot sale. Cali was the first State to legalize marijuana for medicinal purpos- Che (Bratt) who is an ex-con, former street tough gang OG who learns that
es 15 years ago. his straight "A" student, pride and joy, only son Jes (Valdez) is gay, which
TV. is still heavily taboo in the Latin community. Che finds solace with a Black
Look for actor Omar Gooding on his new TV show "Miami
sistah named Lena (Alexander) who helps him through his crisis along with
Medical." It premiers this Friday, April 2, 2010 at 10: PM/ ET on the CBS-
TV Network. The show is produced by super action film maker Jerry his brother Rene (Borrego) and his wife Ana (Bratt). The acting is top notch
Bruckheimer's TV production company and Warner Bros. Television, and the storyline holds it's own. A good film!
The cable Network MAVTV has a new female pro-wrestling show called Why Did I Get Married Too? Lionsgate, Tyler Perry Studios.
"Wrestlicious Takedown." It is owned and operated by a Black Afrikan Starring Janet Jackson, Jill Scott, Sharon Leal, Malik Yoba, Richard T.
brotha named JV Rich. The show features superfine beauties who kick Jones, Tasha Smith, Lamman Rucker, Michael Jai White, Louis
"A's" and take names! Pro-wrestling superstar vet Jimmy "Mouth of the Gossett, Jr., Cicely Tyson and Tyler Perry. Written, Produced and
South" Hart is on board along with super fine Leyla Milani as host. Check Directed by Tyler Perry. Produced by Reuben Cannon. My first relief for
it out every Wednesday and Friday nights. Go to www.mavtv.com or this film was that there were no church scenes with 20 minutes of snottin'
www.wrestlicous.com This show is a smash hit! cryin' and a guilt producing sermon with the choir singing a repent song!
Music: Tasha Smith's character Angela was way over the top with loud, ignorant
The 5th AnnualASCAP "I Create Music" EXPO will convene April ghetto, stereo type, and out-of-control behavior through out the entire film.
22-24, 2010 at the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel in Hollywood, CA. Janet Jackson took most of spotlight and all couples became pretty emo-
Happy B-Day: tional. Tyler Perry's church based fans will go see this installment but the
Super LA Club promoter Jenn Laskey of Red Light Promotions in non-churchers may begin to loose interest.Hit me up at feedback-
celebrated B-Day #29 with a packed, star studded, private celebrity bash at rych@sbcglobal.net
her favorite night spot, La Descarga. Study, Observe and Win!
Rych

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The toddler was shot twice and is still in critical condition.
Isaiah Rumlin, president of the Jacksonville Branch NAACP said that this is anoth-'
er example for the need of an independent organization to investigate these type of
shootings. Most residents agree that an organization should be formed in
Jacksonville to work with investigations when sheriff officers are involved.
In most discussion regarding this matter, Sheriff Rutherford is against a citizens
review board regarding police officers of Jacksonville. However, many are now say-
ing that the board could consist of officers, other professionals and citizens. They
feel this could provide a better understanding of each case. They say that 42 gun
shots when none are fired back is a call for a very thorough review.


Talking To An Attorney
By Burney Bivens, Esq. LFD

WHEN SOMEONE DIES
Who is responsible?

For most of us who have family members and friends, at some point in our lives
we will be faced with the death of someone very close to us and the question that
often arises is: Who is responsible? The answer to that question depends on: Who
is responsible for what? There are three categories that will be discussed.
Who is responsible for making funeral arrangements? In most cases, the person
responsible for making funeral arrangements is the next of kin, but there are excep-
tions. Florida law outlines a list of legally authorized persons for making such
arrangements and the first priority is the deceased, if they did so in writing prior to
their death giving specific instructions' and directions for their final disposition.
After that, generally family members in the priority of next of kin will apply except
that a spouse does not qualify if they have been arrested in connection with domes-
tic violence that either caused or contributed to the death. It is important to know
that a conviction is not required, but an arrest is all that is required to exclude the
surviving spouse. After that, the next of kin will apply..
The next question is: Who is responsible for paying for the funeral services? The
ultimately responsibility rest with the estate of the deceased. However, the person
who signs the funeral service contract is obligated just like they would be on any
other legally binding contract. If this individual paid for funeral services, then they
are entitled to be reimbursed from the decedent's estate when the probate of that
estate actually takes place.
Many persons are mislead in to believing that a person who is the beneficiary of-a
life insurance policy on the life of the decedent must assign those insurance pro-
ceeds for the benefit of funeral services. While this is often done as a convenience,
there is no legal obligation to do so.
The third questions is: Who is responsible for the distribution of decedent's estate?
That person is the personal representative and the designation depends on whether
there is a will or not a will. If the decedent had a will, the personal representative
is generally named in the will. If there is no will, then the personal representative
is the person nominated by the majority of the beneficiaries. This may result in the
person who distributes the estate being a different person than the legally authorized
personal for making funeral arrangements. This can best be'understood by giving
an example. Recently there was a 37 year old single man who died leaving two
small children by a girlfriend. The legally authorized person for making funeral
arrangements was his parents. However, the mother of the two children acting on
their behalf, was therefore appointed personal representative of the estate. The par-
ents made the funeral arrangements and paid for it as they were obligated due pur-
suant to their funeral services contract. However, when the girlfriend probated the
decedent's estate, the parents were reimbursed for what they had paid, but it was the
girlfriend who was ultimately responsible for making distributions of the decedent's
assets. If there had been no estate assets, then the parents would not have been reim-
bursed for the funeral expenses that they had paid. As you can see, responsibility
comes in many different ways and it is important to understand who is responsible
and what they are obligated to do.

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.


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GEORGIA MOTE'S 100th BIRTHDAY
It was a beautiful day filled with memories, precious moments, and
meaningful wishes for Ms. Georgia Mote, as her family and friends
celebrated her 100th birthday. The celebration ironically took place on
her actual birthday, March 27th. Several family members and friends
gave their words of thanks and admiration for this very hospitable
woman, who served many throughout her lifetime. Photos flashed and
video cameras were con-
stantly being used as
nieces, nephews, and oth-
ers gathered around to cap-
ture a moment with "Aunt
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Brunswick, GA and will be
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103 year old David Dallas is standing with Reverend
Catherine Mathis who is the Pastor of Saint Paul AME
Church, Brunswick, Ga. He is not a member of this
Church. However, he visits often.
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to know people who live to be 100 years old. We are all
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Ask 1eannal Is an advice column Known jor w s f
fearless approach to reality-based subjects! I U

Dear Deanna!
I know of a young man who, to me, seems to be stuck in a sit-
uation. He has a child with his girlfriend of three years off and
on and she constantly tricks him into believing the only way
he can see his child is if he is with her. He doesn't believe any-
thing anyone tells him about his rights as a father and contin-
ues to fall freely into her web of lies. How can I reach him?
Friend Wanting to Help On-line Reader

Dear Friend:
Sometimes men become stuck on stupid with women that have their children. If he's
being tricked, it's because he allows it. If he falls into her lies, then he allows it. He
knew enough to make a baby and he knows his rights as long as the internet, televi-
sion and newspapers keep running. You won't be able to reach him because he's
comfortable, enjoying himself and gladly taking everything he's being served.

Dear Deanna!
I'm in the process of divorcing my husband after 8 years of marriage. He's the only
man I've ever been intimate with. Now I have a little freedom and I feel as if I'm
losing my mind. On one hand, I have a new friend that I haven't gone all the way
with. On the other hand the ex-husband of one of my friends has revealed that he
wants to be with me and has always liked me. I'm attracted to him but know this
would cause problems. I've been celibate for seven months and need to know if I
should be with him and keep it a secret or take a cold shower?
Hot and Bothered On-Line Reader

Dear Hot and Bothered:
You need to take a cold shower and put your eyes on someone that you can get jiggy
with that won't cause problems. If you do anything in the darkness, it willecome to
light and rip you apart like a train wreck. You're entitled to have fun, enjoy yourself
and have a healthy sex life but make sure you protect yourself and keep your think-
ing cap on during the heat of the moment.

Dear Deanna!
I'm at a point where I must decide on going back to a popular college or staying at
home and going to a local school. I'm in this dilemma because I went away to school
to play basketball, but then I got injured. Now I'm a junior and my parents feel I
should return and get my degree. I feel that will take longer and there is no point to
be so far from home. I want to go back, but am afraid that I will be miserable since
I am not playing.
Confused Young Female On-Line Reader

Dear Confused:
The decision in this case rests upon the shoulders of the one who is paying for the
college tuition. If your parents are paying the note then you don't have a choice but
to go'with the flow. However, if this is a joint financial decision, then you can take
the lead and go where you want to go. You're correct in wanting to go to a local
school because it would be easier and you won't get depressed watching your
friends play basketball while you sit on the sidelines.
Ask Deanna is written by Deanna M. Write Ask Deanna! Deanna M, 264 S. La Cienega, Suite 1283,
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Announcements, meetings, happenings, and community events
scheduled in Jacksonville and the surrounding area.

LIM
WHY RENT OWN YOUR HOME -Northwest Jacksonville CDC is having
open house to be held Saturday, April 10th from 12 N -4 pm Representives will
be on hand to assist with free credit and counseling services. Come find out
how you canown a home for as little as $5oo.oo down and possibly qualify for
up to 40, 000 in down payment assistance. The three homes that will be. fea-
tured are all located in Northwest area. For more information, please call (904)
764-1805 or 444-1118. ..
ll1th ANNUAL FUR BALL GALA -Join the Jacksonville Humane Society for
the 11th annual "Fur Ball Gala: A Night at the Oscars" on Saturday, May 15,
2010 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the Omni Jacksonville Hotel. This year's black-
tie fundraiser will feature dinner, live and silent auctions and the crowning of
the four-legged best actor and best actress. Tickets are $150 per person, $1,000
for a half table, $1,500 for a personal table and $1,700 for a corporate table.
Pets are admitted for free with their owners. Tickets can be purchased at
www.jaxhumane.org or by calling 904-725-8766.
FREE. CHOLESTEROL AND DIABETES SCREENINGS offered from
12:00 pm 5:00 pm April 15 at Winn-Dixie Pharmacy, 8650 Argyle Forest
Blvd, Jacksonville, FL., For more information call Cholestcheck: 800-713-
3301 (No-Appointments)
FAMU COLLEGE OF LAW HOODING CEREMONY -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, 2010.
Reverend Jackson will address the Spring 2010 candidates, who will have the
Juris Doctor degree conferred in Tallahassee, FL at the University's
Commencement Exercises on May 1, 2010. The Hooding Ceremony will rec-
ognize 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.
SHOWTIME AT STAGE AURORA 2010 GOSPEL AMATEUR NIGHT
(A one night event) Saturday, March 27 at 7:00 p.m. "We're serious about
uplifting the Praise of God!" Gospel Singers, Comedians, dancers, Actors,
Mime, Musicians, and novelty acts. Stage Aurora Performance Hall, 5188
Norwood Ave. (inside Gateway Town Center). Admission $10.00 advance / $15
at the door. Registration still open for artists. For more information, please call
(904) 765-7372.
BECOME A HOBBY BEEKEEPER SHORTCOURSE Saturday, April
17th from 9:00 a.m. 3:00 p.m. at the Duval County Extension, 1010 N McDuff
Ave: This course will provide an overview of the process and expense involved
with keeping honey bees as a hobby. It includes videos, panel discussions with
local beekeepers and hands-on experience with a bee hive. There is a $10 reg-
istration fee. Please call Becky to pre-register at 904-387-8850.
THE JACKSONVILLE ALUMNI CHAPTER OF KAPPA ALPHA PSI
FRANTERNITY, INC. will host its annual Public Meeting on Wednesday,
April 7, 2010, at Jacksonville City Hall Chambers, 117 West Duval Street, from


SnThe Art of Dating
Sby Justin L. Mabrie, MBA

Create Love
Before You Make It
No matter the age, gender, or
m even profession... Everyone yearns
for intimate affection and pleasure
from someone they desire. There is
much truth to the adolescent-friend-
ly saying, "Wait while you date
until you are mates." Rhyme brings
these words together but experience
brings significance to the concept.
Referring back to a previous article
where I spoke on defining your pur-
pose for dating: identify and
remember your objective. If sexual
intiafiacy is your sole purpose, then
that is a personal choice and by all
means fulfill your goal. If you hope
to gain more meaning and longevi-
ty. in the relationship, then there
should be no immediate rush for
sex. Learn the person's motto on life; understand the way he or she thinks; probe
their mind for hidden thoughts: simply enjoy what they have to offer above the
covers. After you have investigated and, in return, reciprocated all of the above
with them, start making decisions and analyze the situation. Intimate situations
should neither be planned nor controlled but allowed for suitable progression.
The idea of starting from the lips and working your way down is not only the
most convenient act when you're standing up but it serves as a lead way and stim-
ulant to ease intimate interaction. Take advantage of this sensual introduction.
Allow the opportunity to create an overwhelming sensation that gives you a nat-
ural desire to share more of yourself with this individual. Aim for perfection in
the first act and progress from there after you have exhausted all sensations to be
shared. During the progression of stages there should be true reflection. Reflect
on good and bad possibilities. When you are honest with yourself, only you can
weigh the options and possible effects on your life's progression. Create a mem-
ory that will be lasting, and above all, meaningful to your overall purpose to dat-
ing this individual.
Remember: Thoughts before action: Be sensual until sexual.
Contact Justin at: justin@thefloridastar.com or Justin L. Mabrie, P.O. Box
502, Houston, TX 77001 for your concerns and input.








Civil Unrest or Political Protest?
Has Rush Limbaugh left America yet or was his
promise to leave just another drug laced lie?
Racist and gay slurs, broken windows, and broken
promises were all part of the aftermath when Congress
passed what has been called a health care reform bill.
Don't take my word for it but the main reason so many klansmen and
American Nazis were upset with the health legislation was not because it was
costly, the main reason for the legislative discord was the color of the guy whose
name will be forever attached to it!
I know you don't like for me to write like this but it's true.
If Glen Beck or some other hater would have endorsed health care reform it
would have been acceptable to holster wearers and gun carrying hillbillies.
There will always be conflicts and confrontations and political, physical and
verbal wars until America and the world gets over their racial biases.
We will only be able to look at political and other issues with unbiased eyes
when we judge the issues without judging the race of the issue's proponents and
opponents.
You know, when Black people throw rocks and destroy property, the actions
are called riots, civil unrest and disobedience, lawlessness and mayhem but when
conservative haters throw rocks it is called a form of political protest.
Ethiopian legend Haile Selassie said it first and Bob Marley sang about it
later but they felt problems will be never ending because of racial hatred.
They said, "Until the color of a man's skin is of no more significance than the
color of his eyes. There will be war. And, until the basic human rights are equal-
ly guaranteed to all without regard to race, there will be war. And until that day,
the dream of lasting peace, world citizenship and universal morality will be pur-
sued, but never attained.
Until all Americans accept Barack Obama as President of all Americans you
will always have racist haters.
Throughout my life, I've had no problem recognizing and respecting all of
the white United States Presidents even when some of those Presidents didn't
respect me or my ancestors.
So don't look for Rush Limbaugh to move to Costa Rica, don't look for so-
called tea partiers to stop carrying and displaying racist placards and don't look
for the people that some Black people love so much to love you back.
Meanwhile, you probably know that I'm not thrilled with the health care leg-
islation that recently passed in Congress but it is better than nothing.
I am happy that Obama didn't cave in on health care but I look forward to him
doing the same push for bank regulation, bring troops home from everywhere in
the world, immigration reform, education reform, job creation and other things
that the people really need. (If you ever miss TGR, excerpts from The Gantt
Report are now posted every week on The Gantt Report Facebook page so


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From Actual Police Reports

Did You Hear About?...








Man Arrested For Selling Counterfeits


While patrolling on issued police bicycles, Sgt. Y and Police Officers
D, Hill and another observed the suspect and Subject Wynn standing in
front of the Quick Mart Food Store located at 3107 Boulevard. The suspect
and Subject Wynn were standing behind the listed vehicle and the trunk lid
was open. The Officers made contact and could clearly see two storage
bins in the trunk of the vehicle. They observed that the storage bins con-
tained hundreds of counterfeit music CD's and hundreds of counterfeit
movie DVD's. At that moment, the suspect was handing Subject Wynn a
small stack of counterfeit music CD's. Subject Cooper was observed sitting
in the front passenger seat of the listed vehicle.
The suspect, Subject Wynn and Subject Cooper were detained for
investigation. Sgt. Y read the suspect his rights. Sgt Y asked the suspect
about the counterfeit CD's and counterfeit movie DVD's observed in the
truck. The suspect admitted that he manufactures the counterfeit music
CD's and DVD's and sells them for money.
The suspect stated that he sells them to local DJ's, friends and any-
one who needs them. The suspect stated that he bought a CD/DVD dupli-
cator and he makes the counterfeit movie DVD's and CD's at his house.
Subject Wynn denied that he had just bought the CD's and stated
that the suspect gave them to him. The suspect also stated that-he was giv-
ing Subject Wynn the CD's and wasn't going to or had not received any
money for them. Subject denied any knowledge of the counterfeit items.
Police observed that the CD's and DVD's were copied on generic
store bought CD's (TDK) and DVD's (Memorex). The title of each recording
was hand written on each CD and DVD with a marker. Most of the CD's and
DVD were placed in paper insert cards that were of low quality. None of the
CD's or DVD's had the factory manufacturer recording labels. None of the
packaging insert cards had bar codes.
The suspect was arrested and transported to the PTDF. Case
cleared by arrest.


Your Weekly

HOROSCOP
SMarch 29, 2010 April 4, 2


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ARIES


You haje done all you can to
sort things out a personal
level. Draw up contracts
regarding your personal situa-
tion. You will learn a great
deal from people with differ-
ent cultural backgrounds.
You're on to something tangi-
ble and need to act.fast
[" CANCER
Be sure to question any detail
that you feel could leave you
in a precarious position. at a
later date. Be diplomatic but
stem. Finish overdue paper-
work and catch up on letter
writing and reading. Losses
are likely if you get involved
with uncertain individuals.
S LIBRA

You can utilize your %ersa tile
mind and dazzle others \with
your speed and accuracy.
Make love, not war. and all
will be fine. Unexpected
romantic connections can be
made if \ou go out with
friends or take a pleasure trip.
Changes to your self image
will be to your benefit as long
as you don't o\ er pay.

c ICAPRICORN

Rewards for past. good
deeds will be yours. This
could be the cause of a
dispute that may result in
estrangement. Travel will
be most enticing. Consider
a cruise. Entertain in your
home' and make aesthetic
enhancements that will
please those who reside
with you.


TAURUS
Look into joining groups that
can give you hands-on advice
about business. Hold on; your
time will come. You need to
enjoy the company of those
who enjoy the same pastimes.
Turn your present relationship
around or start a new one.

i LEO
Your leadership ability will
enhance your reputation.
Do not invest in ventures
that only appear to be
Iucrati\e This may not be
the time to lend or borrow.
Your need to use emotional
blackmail taill onl) cause
more conflict.
o'. SCORPIO
Try to be understanding. Your
self esteem will come back if
you take part in organizational
functions that allow you to be in
the lime light. Your added disci-
pline will enable you to com-
plete some of those unfinished
projects. You'll be angry if
those you live with aren't
pulling their weight.

.. AQUARIUS

Take \our time and trr not
to overload Nourself. Put
your time and energy into
home impro ement. You
must be careful not to
ignore the 'needs of the
youngsters in your family.
Your accomplishments
could exceed \our expecta-
tions if you mix a little
business with pleasure.


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GEMINI
Business and emotional part-
nerships will run smoothly.
Situations in your personal life
are moving a little fast lately.
Don't push your luck with your
boss. Don't be too quick to
spend money .

I' VIRGO
You will have a productive
day if you organize yourself
well at work. Don't use the
interstate as a racetrack. Don't
let your partner get you going.
You are best to travel or attend
lectures or seminars. Sign up
for seminars that will expand
your business awareness.

/: ISAGITTARIUS
Find out e\actl\ hat's
expected of you and you'll
be surprised to find out
how capable o'ui are. A day
at the beach maij satisfy
the whole family Find an
outlet for any mounting
frustration. Consider a cre-
ative hobby. Do not give
your heart to someone who
may not live up to your
standards.

PISCES

You can convince others to
follow suit. It's time 'to make
professional changes. You
will be popular with acquain-
tances; however, loved ones
could 'feel left out and inse-
cure. You'll only hurt your
lover if you don't.


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Jeff Gordon said what about South Florida's Juan Pablo Montoya?

"I battled really strong and hard with Juan Pablo, and it's just a sign of
how they've turned their program around."
--Jeff Gordon,. four-time Sprint Cup Champion, on South Florida-res-
ident Juan Pablo Montoya, who will start 22nd for Sunday's Sprint Cup
race after today's qualifying session was rained out
With rain washing out today's qualifying session for Sunday's
NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Martinsville, South Florida resident Juan
Pablo Montoya will start 22nd, per the points standings. Sunday's compe-
tition is Race 6 of the 2010 Sprint Cup season, which culminates at
Homestead-Miami Speedway with Ford Championship Weekend (Nov.
19-21). Kevin Harvick is on the pole at Martinsville.
When asked who might be most disappointed by today's rain can-
celling qualifying, four-time Sprint Cup Champion Jeff Gordon didn't hes-
itate: "I'll tell you, Juan Pablo was really strong here the last time, and he
looked good in practice today. I expect if anybody is disappointed with
qualifying [getting cancelled], it's probably him.....He's strong, and I think
he had a shot at qualifying up front and running good here.
"He's still going to be tough in the race," Gordon continued. "But I
would say that he's probably toward the top of the list... .1 just know the
olas ti batleds prebaly stronwand thar with J Plo i just a "I battled really strong and hard with Juan Pablo, and it's just a sign of how they've turned their
last time I battled really strong and hard with Juan Pablo, and it's just a p a
program around."
sign of how they've turned their program around and how he's really --Jeff Gordon, four-time Sprint Cup Champion, on South Florida-resident Juan Pablo
learned the tracks on the circuit." Montoya, who will start 22nd for Sunday's Sprint Cup race after today's qualifying session
Photo Courtesy: Getty Images Sportwas rained out


Suns to Host Major League Exhibition Game in 2010


JACKSONVILLE, FL In a press
conference Wednesday afternoon, the
Jacksonville Suns announced that they
will host a Major League exhibition
game featuring the Florida Marlins
Sk before the 2010 regular season. The 2009
Southern League Champion Jacksonville
Suns will take on the Florida Marlins in a
special pre-season exhibition matchup at
the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville on
Friday, April 2, 2010 at 7:05PM.
Last season, the Suns were an integral
part of the Marlins' player development
system. A number of Suns made the jump
to the Marlins roster over the course of
the 2009 season, including Marlins
starter Sean West: The Suns were also
proud to host several Major League rehabilitation assignments, including Marlins
closer Matt Lindstrom and starters Anibal Sanchez and Andrew Miller.
Tickets for the exhibition game will go on sale Thursday, October 29 at 9:00AM
through the Suns box office and online at www.jaxsuns.com. Dugout Box seats will
be $32.50, Homeplate Box seats will be $24.50, Reserved seats will be $18.50 and
General Admission tickets will be $12.50. Tickets are expected to be in high
demand, based on the success of the team's last Major League exhibition game with
the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2006.
Season tickets for the 2010 Suns regular season are also currently on sale through
the Suns Box Office at (904) 358-2846, or online at www.jaxsuns.com. Tickets
plans begin at $100 per seat. Sponsorships and group packages are also available.
The 2010 season is presented by Everbank, official banking partner of the
Jacksonville Suns. The Suns are the reigning 2009 Southern League Champions and
the Double-A Affiliate of the Florida Marlins.

Lady Rams Take Heartbreaking 3-2 Extra
Inning Loss at Savannah State Woodbury
Two-run Homer not enough in tough loss

SAVANNAH, GA -The Winston-Salem State
Lady Rams (3-11) gave it their all, but the team
fell had their hearts broken in a tough 3-2 extra
inning loss to the Savannah State Lady Tigers
(13-15). Though the team struggled offensively,
the Lady Rams countered with some great
defense, holding Savannah State scoreless at
home for seven innings, but the Lady Rams
couldn't hold on forever as the team was
outscored 3-2 in the eighth inning of the loss.
After battling the Lady Tigers to a 0-0 tie at
the end of seven innings, WSSU junior infielder
Kayla Woodbury gave the Lady Rams their first
lead of the day with a two-run home run that also
drove in fellow junior infielder Bonika Terry
.who was placed at second base due to the univer-
sal tiebreaker rule. However, the staunch WSSU defense faded late when the Lady
Tigers scored three runs in the bottom of the eighth inning. A SSU two-RBI double
and a walk-off RBI single ended the game for the Lady Rams.
Though the Lady Rams struggled to get runs across the plate, the team had a
decent hitting effort with seven hits in the game. Woodbury led the way for the Lady
Rams with two hits in four at-bats with a run scored and two RBI. Freshman infield-
er Britney Cato added a 2-for-3 effort at the plate. Freshman pitcher Brittany Lane
(2-6) took the pitching loss, going seven and two-thirds innings with nine strikeouts
and only one walk.
The Lady Rams would go on to close the doubleheader later in the afternoon.
For more information on Lady Rams softball, contact the WSSU Office of Athletic
Media Relations at (336) 750-2909 or log on to www.WSSURams.com.


DURHAM, NC -
Winston-Salem State jun-
ior forward Vontisha
Woods earned first team
honors on the NCAA
Division I All-
Independent team which
was announced
Wednesday afternoon.
Woods was a one of the
top performers on the
team this season, nearly
averaging a double-dou-
ble for the season and
leading the team in both
scoring (9.8 ppg) and
rebounding (8.0 rpg). She
was chosen as one of the
top five players from the
seven independent teams
in the nation. The team
was voted upon by both
the independent head
coaches and sports infor-


mation directors.
The Danville, Va.
native was one of two
players to see time in all
30 games. She started in
29 games. For the season,
she led the team with a
career-high 294 total
points and 241 rebounds.
She also had a breakout
defensive effort, tying her
career-high with 17
blocks and adding 30
steals, the second most
steals on the team for the
season.
Her best game of the
season came when she led
the Lady Rams to an over-
time win over
Presbyterian College at
the 2009 Morehead State
Invitational when she
scored 17 points with 12


rebounds. She also picked
up a key steal and lay-up
at the first half buzzer to
keep the game tied. She
pulled in 12 rebounds
twice more during the
season. Her best scoring
effort came a little later
when she scored 23 points
against the Elon Phoenix.
She also added three
blocks at Norfolk State.
Joining Woods on the
NCAA Division I All-
Independent First Team
were California State-
Bakersfield senior guards
Phynique Allen and Katie
Williams. Southern
Illinois-Edwardsville's
freshman center Raven
Berry joined North
Carolina Central fresh-
man guard Joanna Miller
to round out the All-
Independent First Team.
The second team fea-
tured a pair of Longwood
Lancers in sophomore
forward and freshman
guard Chelsea Coward as
well as a pair of Seattle
University Redhawks as
senior forward Ashley
Brown and Tatiana IHeck
were added to the team.
Savannah State sopho-
more guard Crissa
Jackson rounded out the
second team.


This Month at the Championship Track Highlights
include:

World Karting Association April 9-11, April 17-18
Karters of multiple classes at Championship levels compete on full-course layout at
Homestead Karting Center; FREE viewing area or $10 Pit Pass

Formula and Auto Racing Association April 17
The cost-effective series for drivers at beginning-to-amateur levels looking to com-
pete on the very track where IndyCar (Oct. 1-2) and NASCAR (Nov. 19-21) will
crown Champions this fall

National MS Society Bike Ride April 17
Annual fundraising-awareness ride starts and ends at Homestead-Miami Speedway,
and includes overnight stop in Key Largo

Speedway T-N-T Exhibition and Car Show April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Homestead-Miami Speedway's innovative program to curb illegal street racing on
public roadways, HMS's T-n-T opens Pit Road to the public for 1/8-mile competi-
tion and car show

There's something for everybody at Homestead-Miami Speedway in April 2010!
For more information visit: TheChampionshipTrack.com or call (866) 409-RACE


SPORTS


WSSU Junior Forward Vontisha Woods
Named to All-Independent First Team


APRIL 3, 2010


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COLE BROTHERS CIRCUS CELEBRATES
126TH ANNIVERSARY
Angela Morrell

Billed as "the World's Largest Circus Under the Big Top. The
gigantic tent of the Cole Brothers Circus of the Stars renirned to
thl Exchange Club Fairgrounds in Brunst ick, Georgia on March
24-25, 2010. The Cole Brothers Circus celebrates 126 \ears of
circus historN \ith legendarN circus acts of the past to include
'The Globe of Death, Elephants and Acrobats, Camels and
Jugglers, Dogs and Ponies, and the world's largest Human
Cannonball which h gets fired at e\ erx sho\\ Ne\, features includ-
ed a liono" (a cross ben een a tiger and a lion) billed as "The
World's Largest Cat." and an aerial troupe, the Fl\ing Ponces.
Special Guest Ring Master \kas Sheni Fine of \VBGA "B92.7"


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with people from around the w.orld- ULISA. Africa,
Trinidad & Tobago, Jamaica, Colombia. Dominican ,
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Duval County TOPS Other Florida Urban
Areas in Number of VPK Providers Who
Best Prepare Their Students For
Kindergarten

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. March 29, 2010 The Early Learning
Coalition of Duval is proud to announce, 92% of VPK providers in Duval
County scored above minimum Kindergarten Readiness Rate as set by
the State Board of Education. Duval County comes in tops among
Florida's urban counties (see attached chart) in the number of VPK
providers who exceeded the state's benchmark.
The kindergarten readiness rates also continue to show that the
9,300+children who participated in VPK in Duval are better prepared to
succeed in school than those children who did not. 78% of Duval
kindergarteners who completed VPK scored "READY" according to the
Florida Kindergarten Readiness Screener, compared to 61% of those
children who DID NOT attend a VPK program (see attached chart).
These Duval Kindergarten Readiness Rates reflect the excellent
work of 400+ VPK providers who scored an average rate of 166. The
highest rate a provider can receive is 200 (100 percent for each of the
two screening tools). Rates are calculated by the number of children
who attended at least 70% of the provider's school-year or summer pro-
gram and who were screened on any one of the two measures. VPK
Provider rates are available at our website www.elcofduval.org
Kindergarten Readiness Rates measure how "ready" a child is
for kindergarten. The State of Florida and ELC of Duval use this data
to gauge the effectiveness of private and public VPK providers in
preparing 4-year-olds for kindergarten. The screening instrument
(Florida Kindergarten Readiness Screener--FLKRS) is comprised of
portions of the Early Childhood Observation SystemTM--(ECHOSTM--
which measures statewide VPK standards) and two measures of the
Florida Assessments for Instruction in Reading- the Broad
Screen/Progress Monitoring Tool and the Broad Diagnostic Inventory
which measures how well children can identify .letter names and initial
letter sounds.
The Duval County School Board administers the screening to all
public and participating private school kindergarten students as part of
its' annual process to determine their "readiness" The screening pro-
duces a snapshot of the child's understanding of literacy and learning
concepts, alphabet and letter sound recognition and overall develop-
mental readiness.
"Jacksonville's VPK providers and our community partners
deserve praise for the collaborative achievement we have made in our
city to ensure educational success for our children. Once again we
have seen the difference a quality early education can make in the lives
of Jacksonville's youngest citizens and how it equips the children of
Duval County with the tools they-need to succeed in. school," said
Susan Main, ELC of Duval, Executive Director.
To learn more about Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten or the Early
Learning Coalition of Duval call
(904) 208-2044 or visit www.elcofduval.org .


Duval County
Kindergarteners
Screened in
September 2009


VPK Non Completers

# Ready %


# Ready %.


1,159 65% 4,597


UNF Students Recieve 2010 MLK
Scholarship


2010 University of North Florida Martin Luther King Jr., Scholarship
recipients: UNF junior Jarell Harris, a Beaches resident; junior Nadine
Robertson, a Southside resident; Oupa Seane, director of UNF'S
Intercultural Center for PEACE; juniors Grace Souder and Sneha
Chiliveru, both Southside residents. The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Scholarship at UNF has awarded more than $1,00,000 in scholarships
to UNF students since its inception in 1991.


Duval County Public Schools' Students Named Winners
of Florida Poison Prevention Week Poster Contest

Jacksonville, Fla. -The National Poison Prevention Week Council recent-
ly announced that three students from James Weldon Johnson College
Preparatory School are the winners of its 2010 poster contest's older division
(ages 9-13).
First-place winner Chelsea Claverie, second-place winner Maryam
Shabbir and third-place winner Sierra Stidham were recently honored at an
awards ceremony to celebrate the national Poison Prevention Week poster con-
test.
LaTroya Doles and Michael Fisher, both students at John E. Ford K-8,
received honorable mentions in this year's contest.
The winning posters were selected from more than 80 entries that were
submitted to the Florida/USVI Poison Information Center Jacksonville. The
posters will now be forwarded to the Poison Prevention Council in Washington,
D.C. for judging at the national level where they will compete against entries from
all 60 U.S. poison centers. The national winners' posters will be the featured
posters for National Poison Prevention Week 2011.
The winning posters can be viewed at www.fpicjax.org by clicking on the
News link.
The National Poison Prevention Week Council, in conjunction with the
American Association of Poison Control Center, sponsors the poster contest
each year as part of 'a year-round effort to educate communities about ways to
prevent accidental poisonings at home.
The annual National Poison Prevention Week is the third week in March
and is designed to highlight the dangers of poisonings and how to prevent them.
For additional information on the poster contest and steps the public can take to
help prevent accidental poisonings, visit the council's Web site at
www.poisonprevention.org.
Duval County Public Schools operates 166 schools and serves approxi-
mately 123,000 students. The school district is committed to providing high qual-
ity educational opportunities that will inspire all students to acquire and use the
knowledge and skills needed to succeed in a global economy, and culturally
diverse world.


Supervisor of Elections--Countywide voter
Registration Drive
Photo: Supervisor Holland assisting students at Raines High School during the
Countywide Student Voter Registration Drive on Monday, March 29, 2010.


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