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By CJ McLaughlin
Shimeek Daquiel Gridine is
grandparents to give himself up
injury and was released from tht
Shimeek, who was 14 at the tir_
Get 70 Years Sentence
of age, On Friday, May 15, 2009, he walked into the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office with his
ting Dana Battles behind a restaurant on Main Street. Battles received a non-life threatening
1 on the same day.
- 12-year-old friend said they had found a small shot gun. They saw Mr. Battles, according to
Battles' brother, taking out the garbage at the restaurant owned by him and said, "Give it up." Both boys are of small statue. Mr.
!Battles is not. So, according to Battles, Shimeek, standing between 6 and 10 feet away from the victim, shot him and quickly ran away.
However, we were told last year that the boys attempted to struggle with Battles and the gun went off. When Shimeed turned himself
.: - in, he was charged with first degree attempted murder, armed robbery and aggravated battery. Because of the State Attorney's new
:H policy, based on intent, at his first hearing before Juvenile Judge Linda McCallum, he was ordered held without bond until his arraign-
ment. At the arraignment, he was charged as an adult, again, because of his intent. The 12-year-old was charged as a juvenile.
Shimeek's family said he was basically a good boy, who had suffered much during the past year and had lost two family members
about two weeks before his situation with Battles, in addition to his mother losing her job and the move to Jacksonville with his grand-
Shimeek Daquiel Gridine, 15 parents. According to the family, he had only had one previous incident with the law which was a petty theft charge. His family said
he had 'good' grades in school and they were willing to work with him to get him through his trying times. From May 28, 2009 to the hearing on April 30, 2010, Shimeek's
family have given their all in trying to get him charged as a juvenile rather than as an adult, providing him the opportunity to get counseling, continue his education and
receive job training after serving a reasonable amount of time for his mistake. In fact, his attorney said that even other officers of the system felt that he would get a much
lesser sentence with a maximum of 25 years since he pleaded guilty to armed robbery. It was clear that he regretted his mistake, Jacksonville Continued on A-7
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leaving the Broadway play, starring Denzel
Washington with an unknown friend.
Too Much or Too Little Sleep
Could Cause Early Death
New studies done in Italy, shows that people who get
less than six hours of sleep per night have an increased
risk of dying early. The study showed a 12 percent
increase for early deaths for those who sleep the regu-
lar hours a day. The study shows that those with little
sleep develop diabetes, obesity, hypertension and high
cholesterol. The researchers felt that there is a relation-
ship between less sleep and illness due to hormonal and
The study also found a link between those who sleep
more than nine hours per night and premature death.
However, the researchers felt that oversleeping is more
likely to be because of illness.
The researchers said that doctors never ask a patient
how much sleep do they get, however.
There'was no adverse effects for those sleeping
between six and eight hours per day.
Brunswick Has Them,
Jacksonville is Getting Them
Sheriff Rutherford, while a
guest on Impact radio
show, said that the new
red-light camera law has
been passed by the
Legislatures. The bill will
allow cities and counties in
Florida to install red-light
cameras at intersections.
He said that the plan is to
S install such equipment at
the ten most busy and
intersections in the city.
The surrounding areas, such as Orange Park and Green
Cove Springs also plan to install the system. The City
Council approved their use in 2007.
White Supremacist Gay Hint
arrested for the
Vincent McGee Richard Barrett B a r r e t t
Mississippi police that he I I t it when Barrett dropped hi,,
pants and made sexual advances to him. He had done N ard
work for him and said he went by to use Barrett's compuit-
er, as a neighbor.
Jacksonville Selected as EPA "Rap Star Plies
!il $10 Hats off to
Jacksonville. The city
was selected by the
Administration as one
of ten communities in
the country to high-
light ways to address
The EPA committed
Mayor John Peyton & EPA
Officials $100,000 to provide
seed money for proj-
ects in Jacksonville's Health Zone 1 over the next two
years. This zone consists of zip codes 32202, 32204,
32206, 32208, 32209 and 32254.
EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson said that under the
initiative, Jacksonville will be one of the national mod-
els for EPA's commitment to environment justice
The announcement was held at the Beaver Street
Mayor Peyton said that Jacksonville is proud to have
been selected as an Environmental Justice Showcase
and look forward to additional challenges in our com-
The Boondocks Breaking
Records during Season 3
Adult Swim animated
series, has shattered sev-
eral all-time series ratings
during its Season 3 pre-
miere. Nielsen said
Boondocks leads other
shows during its time slot.
The Jacksonville Suns
are doing great, the
Jaguars said they will be
a winning team this year
but the city now has
another team to add the
team, owned by Kevin
Waters, left. All home
games will be played at
Edward Waters College.
The first home game is
Saturday, May 15 at 2
Piling it On
Florida's Rap star, Plies is truly pro-
moting his forthcoming album,
"Goon affiliated," as well as social
The rap star has a special giveaway
program that he is calling the "Goon
Affiliated 25 Day Giveaway." For
25 days, beginning May 1, he will
give away an assortment of gifts to
his fans until May 25 and 11:59 p.m.
The give away gifts include a new
car, a four-year college scholarship,
mortgage payments, health care
insurance and Apple iPads. He said
he is doing the give away because his music speaks to
the people who are struggling to make ends meet.
He stated that his desire is to help out where help is
needed and he is happy to be in position to help.
To qualify for the giveaway a person must register by
* e-mail to May25GoonAffiliated@gmail.com. He is
asking for full name, age, address and telephone num-
ber. The official telephone number for participants is
They Use Money, You
Must Use Your Vote
Every week we plan to remind our readers of
the importance of getting counted in the census,
registering to vote and actually voting. Since the
president has been in the White House, we have
seen how the opponents have made it very stressful.
They have deep pockets and the Supreme Court has
made their pockets even deeper when it comes to
helping politicians. But you have something big-
ger than their deep pockets. You have the ability
to vote. Make use of that ability or we will lose all
that we have gained.
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The Blessings of the Lord Is Always Upon Mothers
by Cheryl Williams and William Jackson
The passing of Mothers Day does not stop the recognition and praise
we give to our mothers. It is an honor bestowed upon those who give
S4r life, who provides nurturing, who cares for and teaches. Mothers are
r. J our first teachers, without their instruction and guidance there is a lack
of morals and values that ultimately dictates our cultural and societal
*. conduct and expression of family and unity.
Man cannot conceive, carry, nor bare a child; he can only provide the
seed. This mere fact alone should cause women to pause and ponder
these words; good seed produces good fruit. A good nurturer will help
in allowing seed to grow into good fruit, a mother
and father are judged by the fruit they bare.
A mother is so powerful in her anointing that she only has to provide
one egg that is fertilized and grows inside her womb. She has the power
of life in this physical realm and is recognized and revered in spiritual
realms, blessed be the mothers that have provided life on this earth.
Who sacrifice their bodies, their very essence to bring life a new into this world.
The trials and tribulations of motherhood are so complex that books, DVD's, movies cannot fully grasp the com-
plexity of conception, pregnancy and birth. The glory of the Lord can be seen through each birth and each birth is
miraculous. Birth is part of a miraculous spiritual process that allows the soul to come into biological embodiment.
Muslims, Christians, Jews and those of other faiths all regardless of their religious ideologies celebrate the birth
of their children, this process binds a human race equally and provides a commonality of cultural connectivity.
Our journey does not stop at birth, but only begins, because a woman bares the burden of raising a life, sometimes
unwillingly, sometimes without the help of a husband or companion, but has a biblical responsibility to raise her
children. It can be seen in The Holy Qur'an of our Muslim brothers and sisters, The Holy Bible of Judaism and
Christianity, the Hebrew Bible (Torah) the importance of mothers and their teachings and guidance. No one knows
the potential of children only God as the child grows and develops. A mother maybe raising a Moses who will lead
his people from slavery; she might be preparing a El-Hajj Malik Shabazz, Colin Luther Powell, Barack Hussein
Obama, Jr., a Robert Francis Kennedy or even a Abraham Lincoln. A mother may be raising an Isaiah a great
prophet. Mother's maybe giving birth to champions in athletics, or training a scholar, encouraging a scientist, and
inspiring another Steven P. Jobs or William Henry Gates III in technology and computers. A mother maybe prepar-
ing a future Queen, a Zora Hurston, Nefertiti, Shirley Chisolm or even a Barbara Walters or Hillary Clinton.
There are millions if not billions of mothers of all cultures from the past to the present and those mothers that are
reading/hearing this that may have in their wombs or in their borne children generations of peace makers (Dr.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi), teachers, doctors, psychologists, and men and women of
God; preachers, priests, bishops, apostles, prophets and popes. Mothers see the potential that God has placed in
their children even when society has cursed, denied and written these children off, a mothers love will carry their
children through. A mothers love is a true force of nature, it has been said that a mothers love is respected and hon-
ored by God, it is a force that can move mountains, calm turbulent seas, clear-up a child's tearful eyes and heal a
hurt spirit with anointing prayers, healing hands, kisses that angels would be jealous of and hugs that would soothe
emotions ravaged by pain, sorrow and degradation caused by this world. This Mothers Day all mothers even those
that take in children that are not even their own, but raise them as their flesh and blood
should be honored, respected and praised. This Sunday pastors, bishops, apostles,
priests, prophets, and those that serve in their respected capacities should preach ser-
mons to the glory of mothers. Recognition should be bestowed upon mothers that have
lost children because during their short time among us they were a blessing in the time
that they were here in this world and as they passed a part of their mothers passed
away with them.
As has been sang so passionately, Every Day Is Mothers Day by Shirley Caesar a
mother is the truest and most trusted friend we have, when our trials get heavy and
suddenly fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends who
rejoice with us in our sunshine desert us in our rainy days; when trouble comes around
us and our friend and family flee from us, still will our mothers cling to us. There is
simply no way we can ever really thank mothers for all they have done for us. She is
our focal point of our lives, the greatest human being in .the world or should we say
the closes to divinity on earth, because mothers have the blessings of the Lord on
them. No gift to your mother can ever equal her gift to you, the gift of Life.
All that we are or hope to be in life we owe to our angle mothers.
The Blessings of the Lord Is Upon Mothers
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!Faith In Our Community
Schedule of Events and Services ,
NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER, Thursday, May 6th,
www.firstcoastprayer.org, Noon (Jacksonville City Hall),
6:00 p.m. (Hemming Plaza-Downtown Jacksonville),
10:00 p.m. International House of Prayer (IHOP); Sunday,
May 23rd, GLOBAL DAY OF PRAYER -
www.fcgdop.org, 2:00 p.m. Metropolitan Park.
MOUNT SINAI MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH,
Pastor R. L. Gundy, Officers, and members would like to
invite you to the 102nd Anniversary Celebration of our
church. 102 years of having the trust and faith that He
would bring us through. Our Anniversary theme is
"Grounded and Assured in Christian Hope in
Christ"...taken from Romans 8. The celebration dates are
as follows: 7:00 p.m. -Tuesday night, May 11th;
Wednesday night, May 12th; Thursday night, May 13th;
and concluding on Sunday, May 16th 2010 at 4:00 p.m.
Call the church at (904) 354-7249 for more info.
THE MILLIONS MORE MOVEMENT, Jacksonville
Local Organizing Committee, Inc., a non-profit organiza-
tion is in the process of gathering children, women, men,
shoes, jackets, shirts, suits, dresses, skirts, blouses all
sizes, etc. for our next "Clothes Give-A-Way." Call us for
FREE CHOLESTEROL AND DIABETES SCREEN-
INGS offered from 10:00 am 3:00 pm May 13 at Winn-
Dixie Pharmacy, 3538 Blanding Blvd., Jacksonville, FL.
For more information call Cholestcheck: 800-713-3301
MARVIN GREEN AND THE STEWARDESS
BOARD OF NEW ST. JAMES AME CHURCH is pre-
senting Jeffery McIntyre in a Gospel Concert, Sunday,
May 23rd at 4:00 p.m. in the sanctuary of the church. The
title of the program is "Because He Lives." McIntyre is a
well-known gospel singer and a member of Greater
Sunday Morning Spiritual House of Prayer. Rev. Alton
Coles, is the host pastor. The church is located at 2128
ST. GABRIEL'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH WOMEN
invites you to Women's Day Celebration Sunday, May 16,
2010 at 10:00 a.m., 5235 Moncrief Rd. Please join us in
worship, praise and song. The theme is "Christian Women
Standing on the Promise." Dr. Norma S. White is the
inspirational keynote speaker. We look forward to your
TABERNACLE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH,
located at 615 Taskegee St., Tallahassee, FL is having their
118 ANNIVERSARY GOSPEL FEST 2010, Saturday,
May 15th at 5:00 p.m. -Rev. Stanley Walker, Sr., Pastor.
Featuring: Rev. Charles Beasley and the Chosen Vessels,
Clayton, AL; Rev. J.D. Sapp and the Angelic Voices,
Jacksonville, FL; Chosen Disciples Evangelist Patricia
Huewitt, Heaven Bounded, Kendrick and the Evanettes,
Mother Graham and the Gospel Joy Singers, New
Direction, The Thessalonians, and the Tabernacle
Missionary Baptist Church United Voices. For more infor-
mation, contact Sis. Claudia Campbell at 904-708-4776 or
the church at 850-575-2739.
NEW FOUNTAIN CHAPEL AME CHURCH, 737
Jessie St., Jacksonville cordially invite you to come and
join us as we celebrate our 63rd Annual Leona Daniels'
Day, May 16th. Our services are as follows: Church
School 9 a.m.; Morning Worship 10:45 a.m.; Evening
Worship 3:30 p.m. Come to the Fountain so rich and
TUESDAYS @ 5:00 P.M.
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sweet cast your soul and the savior's feet. Hope to see you
there! For more information, call 904-358-2258.
THE GOSPEL CAVALIERS OF JACKSONVILLE
CONCERT will be held at Greater St. Matthew
Missionary Baptist Church located at 649 Franklin St.,
with Rev. Earnest Williams Pastor. "Come join us in a
great celebration and true worship experience as we bless
the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Sunday,
May 16th at 5:00 p.m.
Greater Mt. Pleasant
Missionary Baptist Church
45031 Historical Lane, Callahan, FL 32011
Rev. Charles E. Williams, Jr. Senior Pastor-Teacher
Greater Mt. Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church of
Callahan is proud to announce the calling of our new
Pastor, Rev. Charles E. Williams, Jr. and Mrs. Shamela
J. Williams of Orlando, FL on March 12, 2010.
Installation Services are scheduled for May 13th -
16th, 2010. Beginning on Thursday, May 13th at 7:00
p.m. the Community Worship Service with Rev. John
Simmons of Orlando will be our Guest Speaker;
Friday, May 14th at 7:00 p.m. Union St. James Baptist
Association Night with Moderator Anthony Q.
Robinson of Jacksonville will be our Guest Speaker;
on Saturday, May 15th at 6:00 p.m. a Banquet at the
Callahan Fairground Multipurpose Building with Rev.
Carl Odom of Meridian, MS our Guest Speaker; and
Sunday Morning Worship Service will be May 16th at
11:00 a.m. Bishop Stanford Young of Tampa, FL will
be our Guest Speaker. The Installation Worship
Service at 4:30 p.m. with the Rev. O'Hara C. Black
and the Mt. Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church of
Orlando in charge of services. All Worship Services
will be held at the church. We are inviting the commu-
nity to come and worship with us and be a part of the
history of our church. For more information you may
contact the church at (904) 879-2693.
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ADAMS, James Arnold,
82, died May 3, 2010.
ATWELL, Thomas C.,
died May 3, 2010.
BACON, James, died
May 4, 2010.
BRANCH, Jordan Neil,
died May 2, 2010.
BROWN, Bernice T.,
died May 1, 2010.
BRYANT, Esther Louise
Lane, died May 4, 2010.
McKinnon, 86, died May
Calvin, 55, died May 2,
CURTIS, Dorothy M.,
funeral services will be
held May 8, 2010.
Mitchell, 72, died May 1,
FORD, Daniel, Jr., "Lil
Pop," funeral services will
be held May 8, 2010.
GAINES, Ms. Leola T.,
78, died May 2, 2010.
LAMAR, Pauline H., 97,
funeral services will be
held May 8, 2010.
Smith, 89, died May 3,
Patterson, died April 28,
2010. Funeral services
will be held May 8, 2010.
funeral service was held
May 7, 2010.
YOUMAN, Clara Bell,
78, died May 1, 2010.
LEWIS, Doyle C., 77,
died May 4, 2010.
WATLEY, Gloria Cash
of Lithonia died
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Intercessory Prayer.....................10:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ....... .........11:00 a.m.
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Tuesday Pastoral Bible Study ..............7:00 p.m.
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Historic Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church
W orship Service ................ ............... 10:00 a.m .
Church School ............................. . .... 8:30 p.m .
"Glory Hour" Bible Study .................... .. . 10:00 a.m.
"Jehovah Jireh" Bible Study ........................ 6:30 p.m.
2nd & 4th Thursday "Young at Heart Ministry .......... .10:00 a.m.
Joy Explosion 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.
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.
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ORDER of SERVICES
Sunday.v-Morning Worship ........11:00 a.m.
T Iuesiday-Bible Study ..............7:30 p.m.
Friday-Prophecy and Deliverance
Services ..........7:30 p.m.
Missionary M.M. Jones, Asst. Pastor
Bishop A.L. Jones, Sr Pastor
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S. Socially Speaking
By Betty Asque Davis / Photos by J. Carl Davis, Sr.
"There's Always Something Happening On -
Mr. Kernaa D. McFarlin
Honored at Stanton's 4th Annual Gala
It is always an exciting time to see old friends and
classmates at the Annual Stanton Gala and I am always .
disappointed when I am unable to make it. This year we
were attending our youngest granddaughter's First ;. -. ,
Communion in Milton, Massachusetts. However, good \
friends and colleagues have provided me with marvelous '" .
highlights from the 2010 Gala. And to each of them I am
The Class of 1960 was the honored 50 Year Reunion Mr. Kernaa D McFarlin
Class and the New Stanton Marching and Concert Bands
of the late Mr. Kernaa D. McFarlin. "While there is
much rivalry today over college bands, "back in the
day", there was no question about the Blue Devils'
Marching or Concert Band. The band was a crowd pleas- 19
er and a show stopper. Precision and quality were our aw
trademarks. Eight for five was no jive, St. Louis Blues
and a dance step too. The "100" was to Stanton what the
"100" was and is to FAMU," states the Gala planners. -
Former band member, drum-major, majorette or lover o
excellent musical performances came from far and near
for the 2010 Gala.
Mr. McFarlin's family was so appreciative for the
recognition given to their beloved father and grandfa-
ther. "My Dad was terrific! He was our father and the
father to all of the members of his band. He loved them
all," stated Mrs. Adrienne McFarlin King, daughter of
Gala planners included: Chairman Kenneth W.
Reddick '63; Vice-Chairman Mrs. Helen Davis Bailey
'64; Recording Secretary Mrs. Sandra Thompson '60;
Corresponding Secretary Mrs. Shirley Tucker Ealy '62;
Financial Secretary Mrs. Norma Lang Brown '54;
Treasurer Mrs. Julie Newman Boulware '67; Business
Manager James Tippins '53; Chaplain Rev. Bernard ,
Wright '64; Sergeant at Arms Henry Newman '53; and
Parliamentarian Claude Hunter '53.
This year was the 142nd year of 'Stanton'. May that
old Stanton Spirit forever live!
Ball Kids and Volunteers
are Stars at MPS Tennis Tournament
You may not have seen diversity among the players
at the recent MPS Tennis Championship Tournament in
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL recently. However, among the
Ball Kids and volunteers along with the tournament
attendees there was great diversity. And everyone was
having a marvelous time. When I spoke to the Ball Kids
Coordinator he wanted our community to know that they
are very eager to have more participation from the
minority community. For more information visit
The tournament returns to Ponte Vedra BeAch again
in 2011. It's not too early to plan for your respective ten-.
nis star to be on the court with this spirited group of -
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HAUNTINGLY BRINGS FREDDIE KRUGER BACK!
BY RYCH MCCAIN/ FEEDBACKRYCH@SBCGLOBAL.NET
PHOTO COURTESY OF WARNER BROS. PICTURES
Some movie going fans criticize studios when they regenerate a fran-
chise for a second run especially when it had a full ride the first time around.
Freddy Krueger became a household name in 1984 beginning with the first
"Nightmare On Elm Street" horror movie. Since then the franchise has
spawned seven sequels and a 1988 TV series. Now fast forward to 2010
and yet another "Nightmare On Elm
Street" flick? Even though the origi-
nal characters and script was writ-
ten and directed by Wes Craven,
this latest installment was written by
Wesley Strick and Eric Hessler and
directed by Sam Bayer based on
Carven's original characters and
Director Sam Bayer was gra-
cious enough to call this columnist
to give his insights on this project
while in route to LAX (LA
International Airport). Even though
this film marks Bayer's debut as a
feature film director, he is hardly a
stranger directing behind a camera.
The graduate of New York City's
School of Visual Arts started out as a painter but switched over to film.and
video because it provided a vehicle to deliver his work to a larger audience.
He taught himself cinematography and lighting and still shoots and lights his
videos and commercials to date. Bayer broke into the video production
game big time when he shot Nirvana's video "Smells Like Teen Spirit," which
is consistently rated as one of the most influential music videos of all time.
The success of the Nirvana project immediately produced a rush of super-
star music talent scurrying for their spot in a long lunch line for Bayer to
shoot their videos. This included The Rolling Stones, Sheryl Crow, John Lee
Hooker, Marilyn Manson, Metallica, Smashing Pumpkins, David Bowie,
Aerosmith, Lenny Kravitz, Green Day and Justin Timberlake to name a few.
Bayer has racked up some pretty impressive awards along the way as well
including the Kodak Lifetime Achievement Award, The producer's
Association Lifetime Achievement Award and multiple MTV Moon Men
Awards for his music videos.
So how did Bayer get his
shot at directing his first fea-
ture, especially one being a
proven franchise? Bayer
calmly says, "I go back quite
a ways with the producers of
the film. Platinum Dunes
Productions who has done a
slew of horror movies
(Friday The 13th, The Texas
Chainsaw Massacre, The
Amityville Horror), and I go
back with these guys years
and years. This movie came
around and there was a bit
of hesitation because it was
a famous franchise and
there's the expectations about what the movie would be if we were going to
remake it. I felt like this was the movie to make." What was the pressure
like? Bayer laughs, "The pressure was pretty intense. But the way we treat-
ed it was to just please the fans. We also did it for a new generation of fans.
My feeling was that the franchise kind of went out of steam a bit. Freddy had
become a bit of a comedic character and didn't scare anybody anymore and
I wanted to go back to what Wes Craven, the master of horror created twen-
ty-five years ago. So this movie is going back to its roots. I wanted to make
a really scary movie."
WASSUP IN HOLLYHOOD
By Rych McCain/ firstname.lastname@example.org
The Black Academy Of Arts And Letters gave an all-star tribute salute this
Nightmare On Elm Street; New Line Cinema; Warner Bros. Pictures and
past weekend to a true treasure and American icon, Ms. Della Reese. The show took
1 1Platinum Dunes Productions; Starring Jackie Eale Haley, Kyle Gallner, Rooney
place at the famed Wilshire Ebell Theatre in Los Angeles and was hosted by actor
Carl Payne. Tributes were paid by a roster of celebrities representing every genre Mara, Katie Cassidy, Thomas Dekker, Kellan Lutz, Clancy Brown, Connie Britton
of entertainment and politics. SESAC, the nation's fastest growing performance and Lia Mortensen. Directed by Sam Bayer. Screenplay by Wesley Strick and Eric
rights organization, will present their "Inspiration Award" to Hessler. Story by Wesley Strick. Produced by Michal Bay, Andrew Form and Brad
artist/songwriter/producer Kasseem "Swizz Beatz" Dean at their 14th Annual Fuller. Based on characters created by Wes Craven. This is an all new start for the
SESAC New York Music Awards on May 12, 2010. "Nightmare" franchise and is not a bad film. Freddy is back to being scary instead
Music: of the clown comedian he had turned into with the last franchise. This film also
Evangelist, Dr. Juanita Bynum has dropped a new CD titled "More
explain how Freddy became Freddy and why certain teens were his targets. Old
Passion." Chris Brown is still reeling from the effects of receiving no airplay. He
fans will like this movie as well as the new generation.
became pissed off at Q94 air personality DJ Kash during an interview when he was
questioned about his latest single "I Love You" featuring Ester Dean not making the Ondine; Magnolia Pictures, Wayfare Entertainment, Octagon Films and
charts. Brown angrily accused the station of not playing his records. Then he flew Little Wave Productions. Starring Colin Farrell, Alicja Bachleda and Alison Barry.
into a rage spitting out a couple of pejorative adjectives, jumped up and stormed Written and directed by Neil Jordan. Produced by Ben Browning and Neil Jordan.
out. Veteran crooner Ronald Isley AKA Mr. Biggs recently was released from the This movie takes place in Ireland. A fisherman named Syracuse (Farrell) pulls in
big house after serving three years for income tax evasion, his net to find a half drowned women caught in it. He resuscitates her and thus
Comedy: begins an unraveling mystery of who is she? Her name is Ondine (Bachleda) and
Funnyman Mike Epps is said to have a comedy showcase series in the
she was running from a shady figure from her past when she jumped off of a boat,
wings titled "Mike Epps Presents," produced by Code Black Entertainment. It will
Se s s ," p b C B swam out to sea and got caught in the fishing net. Syracuse took her to his house,
be a show where new and veteran comedians will get to perform before a live audi-
ence. Airing details are fourth coming. You can also look for Epps in the upcoming nursed her back to health then fell in love during a series of events that brought
Ice Cube produced film "Lottery Ticket," starring Bow Wow and Brandon T. them together. This isn't a very exciting movie and has a heavy Irish European slant
Jackson. in terms of not being too American in style. This one is good for rental or late night
TV. viewing to get sleepy.
Speaking of Ice Cube; he has a new TBS sitcom titled "Are We There Yet?" Hit me up at email@example.com
debuting in June. Study, Observe and Win!
May 08,. 2010
JACKSONVILLE Continued from A-1
said his grandfather.
With an understanding and feeling that the judge would give him an opportunity to get his life on the right
track, Shimeek went before Judge A.C. Soud, formerly of Family Court, without a jury.
We were told by the family that the judge listened to the information provided as he witnessed that Shimeek
had family members from as far away as New York and South Carolina there to support him.
After hearing the information and seeing the support, Judge Soud said, according to family, "Because you
were known to be a good kid, you have good grades and a good family that loves you, you should have known
better. Therefore, for the first charge of Premeditated Attempted Murder, I sentence you to 70 years. On the
second charge of Armed Robbery, I sentence you to 25 years. You will serve the sentences together. The third
charge of Aggravated Battery is being dropped. The judge then deducted the 300 plus days he had already
served, leaving him around 69 years to finish his sentence. The court was appalled.
State Attorney Angela Corey said their policy is to focus on the perpetrator, not the outcome. When you pull
a trigger pointing at someone's head, you intend to kill. It was fortunate for Mr. Battle that he did not die. This
crime affected two families. She said she wish the shooters would think of their love ones before shooting.
Isiah Rumlin, president of the NAACP said that they do not condone wrong doing but this is a very harsh sen-
tence for a 15 year old and they will seek to have changes made. He said if the judges are trying to send a mes-
sage to our youth, using this young man as an example, is not the way. .
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 be known that the views and
opinions expressed are not those of The Florida Star owner qr staff It is being accepted because some writers and readers
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A SPIRITUAL AWAKENING IS NEEDED
In spite of all the difficult decisions that are made economically, politically, socially
and spiritually, the city of Jacksonville, Florida could use a spiritual awakening.
Jacksonville's problem is not racism, sexism, economic depravations or social ills;
Jacksonville's problem is a sin problem. When those who are in charge politically, ..
economically, socially, educationally and spiritually in any community and they fail ..
to do right by God's people, they are spiritually corrupt and under the judgment of. ,
God. When they deny the hungry, the homeless, sick, prisoners, and the oppressed
they sin. The only way to change this is through a spiritual awakening of the entire
community. There is an opportunity to begin on May 23, 2010 at Metropolitan Park
with the Global Day of Prayer. Everyone who believes in prayer should attend at
2:00 pm and join in with 100's of millions as they pray for repentance, revival,
restoration, forgiveness, peace and love in this world. It is the beginning of a spiri-
tual awakening that is needed when people of all cultures can come together as
Christians and pray for this world. As we pray, we should pray for a spiritual awak-
ening in Jacksonville; to break the racial barriers, stop the murdering, elimination of
the drugs, strengthening of our families and unity. Yes, the King and his court can be
corrupt, and yes, injustices do occur, but the heart of the king is in the hand of God.
It is time for our community to forgive, reconcile and to love each other as required
to have a spiritual awakening. Pray for those who despitefully use you, pray for those
who say all manner of things against you, and curse you. Forgive, and you shall be
PMY 1CO1mAm1u11frVY Y ou(lrfis
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receives its fair share
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IN AND FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
IN THE MATTER OF THE ADOPTION OF
ADIL M HAMEED AND ASMA F. FAZLI, Cae No.: 2010DR-002680
NOTICe Of PET'ON TO TEMINATZ PARNTrAL RIGHTS
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address is 490 U. S, Highway 17 South, Bartow, Florida, 33830. Under Section 63-089 of the
Florida Statutes, failure to file written defenses with the Clerk of the Court or to appear at any
upctming final hearing constlatues grounds upon which the Court shall rend anry parental rghts
you may have regarding the minor child, Asma F. FazI.
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Ask Deanna! Is an advice column known for its
fearless approach to reality-based subjects! by Justin L. Mabrie, MBA
Dear Deanna! Equal Effort Provides Balance
I have been designated as the babysitter and caregiver for my
younger brothers and sisters. My mother started having kids Relationships must be equally benefi-
again after I turned thirteen. Now I'm in college and I can't cial for each individual involved. We all
get my homework completed, I stay tired all the time. I try to
talk to my mother but she is always fussing about herrequirepacular actions and emot
boyfriends, my siblings' fathers and money. I don't want to quit college or ruin my from the person we are dating: the person
relationship but it looks as if that's where things are heading. What can I do? we are allowing in our guarded space: the
Tamyra Jackson On-Line Reader person we are hoping to trust with our
Da heart. Each individual must feel special,
Dear Tamyra: feel that their time spent is cherished by
Families stick together no matter what and in your case, you have to be the glue. . R the other, and feel that the attention that
You may not see it, but your mother is doing the best she can with what she has. All they are receiving is unique and cus-
you can do is hang in there, help the best you can and push yourself harder to
become better and achieve. You should work out a schedule with your mother, col- tomized for them. Although everyone has
lege and the kids and be sure to rest and stay focused. You will get your reward in a different way to express their adoration
the end after you've done the right thing. and appreciation for the other person, at
minimum, the effort to express such feel-
Dear Deanna! ings should be matched. It takes commu-
I want more out of my current relationship but I think my past is causing negativity nication to figure out what actions and
between us. I have been known to have more than one boyfriend and play the field -. expressions speak most effectively to the
but I've changed. I'm ready to settle down but my past seems to haunt me on a reg- other but effort beats lack of any expression. A relationship should not get to a
ular basis. My boyfriend tells me he would commit but he's afraid he can't trust me. other but effort beats lack of a expression. A relationship should not get to a
What can I do to prove that I've changed and can be trusted? point where either person feels that they, alone, are initiating everything, making
Anonymous Charlotte, NC all efforts to show affection, and spending the most energy demonstrating how
much they enjoy their time spent. Once a person realizes that a relationship has
Dear Anonymous: become one-sided, he or she will naturally begin to pull back and hold off the
People believe that once you're a cheat, you will always be a cheat. Your lack of care efforts that may have been naturally displayed. This is when communication in a
for your morals is giving you a dose of reality that you can't seem to swallow right relationship is important, especially in early dating stages. Sometimes expectations
now. You've shown your boyfriend quite a few things when you thought he and oth- and desires are unspoken and the other person while assuming such actions will
ers were not looking. The only thing you can do is stay on the straight and narrow
path in your relationship, meet his expectations and demonstrate to him that you're come, will in turn become frustrated when the efforts remain nonexistent.
on his team seeking longevity and a future. When a person feels that they have to suppress their actions and efforts just to
maintain equality of effort in the relationship he or she will eventually become less
Dear Deanna! enthused about the relationship. As a result, interactions and feelings will natural-
My cousin has betrayed me by getting with my ex-boyfriend. We had a break-up but ly fade and transfer to another distraction. Communicate with the person with
I felt there always hope to get back together. I'm having a hard time because of the whom you are dating to let them know what makes you feel special. Tell them
family issue and now they're having a baby together. I'm trying to control myself
and keep it together because he was seeing her when he was with me... I was doing what you appreciate from your significant other. Do not allow your relationship to
fine and moving on until he called wanting to have a fling. I'm torn between see- stay on an unbalanced path. Speak up when you recognize the lack of reciprocal
ing him and telling my cousin. What do I do? efforts. After discussing and things do not change, refocus your thoughts and eval-
Miserable But Holding On Denver, CO uate the situation. This relationship may not benefit from further time and consid-
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Dear Miserable: you can share expressions of caring, thoughtfulness, and eventually love. If you
If you think things are bad now, go ahead and get with him and you'll have a living are not able to fulfill that through your relationship, then you are not dating to your
nightmare on your hands. Whether he's with your cousin, a friend or a stranger, you .
had your chance, it didn't work out and now he's onto someone else. potential and must move on min hopes for a more equally fulfilling situation.
You have enough time to hold on to your sanity and find a relationship that's good Remember: Give and take relationships require consistent reciprocation.
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Announcements, meeting s, happenings, and FIRST AID IN THE HOME .k. "
community events scheduled in Jacksonville GENERAL INFTORNLTION
and the surrounding area. DEFINITION: \Vhat if an emeruenc\ arose at
home here \ou or ani\ member of\our faInI\ had an
I I. accident, or suddenly became ill; do you think that you
MOBILE DENTAL UNIT On May 11-12, 2010, 8:30 am 4 pm, The would sufficiently be prepared to take care of that emergency? An emergency is
Northeast Florida Baptist Association will have medical, financial screening and sure to occur in your house or apartment sooner or later, so in case you either
appointments at Yulee Baptist Church, 85971 Harts Road, Yulee. These appoint- I don't know or are not sure of what some of the basic items you should always
ments are on a first-come, first-serve basis. Only basic dental work (fillings and have on hand for first aid, here is a list:
extractions) are provided by the MDU. No appointments can be made on the 1. Assorted sizes and shapes of band aids.
phone; you must appear in person to make an appointment. The Mobile Dental 2. Two packs of sterile pads, one 4 inch size and one 2 inch size.
Unit of the Florida Baptist Convention will be at The Northeast Florida Baptist 3. Two rolls of gauze bandages, one 1 inch size and one 2 inch size.
4. A one inch size of adhesive tape.
Association, May 24-28, 2010. The Association is located at 851035 US Hwy 174. A one inch size of adhesive tape.
North, Yulee, Florida. For more information contact the Northeast Florida Baptist 5. One pack of cotton balls.
Association 904-225-5941. 6. Two thermometers, one rectal (if you have a baby) and one oral.
THE MILLIONS MORE MOVEMENT Jacksonville Local Organizing 7. One pair of scissors.
Committee Inc., a non-profit organization is in the process of gathering children,. One pair of tweezercurochrome or Iodine.s.
women, men, shoes, jackets, shirts, suits, dresses, skirts, blouses all sizes etc. for 10. One bottle of Hydrogen Peroxide and Alcohol.
our next 'Clothes Give-A-Way'. If you have the items listed above and are in the 11. One pack of Q Tips or comparable.
process of cleaning out your closets, give them to us. We need them. We also 12. One bottle of Aspirin or Tylenol tablets.
accept cash donations. Call us for pickups, or bring them to 916 N. Myrtle Avenue, 13. One bottle of Tylenol or Tempra drops (if you have a baby).
Monday through Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Visit our website: 14. One pack of safety pins or needles.
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ANDREW JACKSON CLASS OF 1976 will be having a meeting to plan the 16. A blood pressure cuff (digital) this gives an idea about yours
35th year class reunion. The meeting will be held Thursday, May 20, 2010 at and other family members blood pressure.
6:30 p.m. inside Andrew Jackson High School cafeteria. For more information, 17. If you or a family member is a diabetic, you need test strips and
please call Ms. Crawford at (904) 520-0166. other apparatus to daily check the blood or urine sugar.
2010 GO RED FOR WOMEN LUNCHEON AND EDUCATIONAL 18. At least four elastic bandages, two 2 inch, one 4 inch and one 6
FORUM "Speak Up to Save Lives" -Join WJXT Channel 4's Melanie Lawson inch in size.
and WOKV News Talk Radio's Roxy Tyler Friday, May 14th at the Prime Osbornm 19. An instructional sheet showing what to do in emergency situations
Convention Center. Lunch will be served at 12p.m. with life changing messaging so that family members will know what to do and how to do it. In addi-
from passion speaker Mrs. Joyce Beatty and keynote speaker Dr. Annabelle Santos tion, any medications that are taken on a consistent bases that you or
Volgman, mentioned as Oprah Winfry's cardiologist in O Magazine. Registration another family member takes should be added to this sheet showing med-
begins at 10a.m. Call 904-256-5642 to reserve your ticket. ication name, strength and dosage(s).
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M THE S P B
From Actual Police Reports
Did You Hear About?...
Jacksonville Sheriffs Office Most Wanted
Anyone with information about the below individuals is
asked to contact the Jacksonville Sheriffs Office at 904-630-
0500 or contact Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS for a pos-
Gene E. Murray is wanted
for Failure of Sexual
Offender to Register. He is
wanted on a $100,006 bond.
Aurelius Jennings is wanted
for Organized Schemes to
Defraud. He has an out-
standing warrant and is want-
ed on a $100,003 bond.
1-Ths o.eek ill be hiccunc Thi
is a great day for a trip. Try to
get away with your mate.
Socially, you need a fast
paced form of entertainment.
Don't be too quick to judge
others. Take a look at the pos-
sibilities of starting a small
part time business with
friends or relatives.
Renovations to your domes-
tic scene will pay high
rewards. You will have a ten-
dency to exaggerate, which
will lead to major confronta-
tions with loved ones.
Mingle with individuals who
are established and can give
you some serious insight into
business and future trends.
Your involvement in interest
groups ma, bring you popu-
larity lou will ha'.e a greater
involvement in groups, how-
ever. the\ mi, not be to your
ad vantage Education may be
thle ans\ ei
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Spend time getting to
know each other.
Communication will be
the source of your knowl-
edge and you must be sure
to spend time with those
who have more experi-
ence. Don't make a move;
your confusion has caused
this dilemma and you are
best to back away and
reassess the situation. You
need to enjoy the company
of those who enjoy the
You will be well looked upon
due to your compassionate and
giving nature. Travel could
bring you the adventure and
excitement you require. Try to
channel your energy into pro-
Concentrate on yourself or
Don't let the cat out of the
bag. Caustic language may
cause you to want to get out
of the house. You can pick
up wonderful buys if you
really look hard this week.
Disappointments are likely
if your mate embarrasses
you in front of friends.
Stay mellow. It's time to make
professional changes. You will
have the discipline to make
changes you feel are necessary.
Time spent with family, chil-
dren, or good friends will be
regenerating and positive.
Praise will be .ours if \ou
hake been pursuing your
goals Family outings will
make \ou feel secure and
happy. Sudden trips kill
take ,\ou by surprise Don't
be taken ad antage of b\
any fast talking salesperson
trying to part you from
You may not see your situation
clearly. Talk to an older family
member you have helped in
the past. Make alternate plans
just in case you need to make a
career shift.,You will be emo-
tional about money matters.
Put your thoughts into action.
You should follow through on
educational endeavors you
have wanted to pursue for
some time. Not everyone will
be pleased with your plans.
Be sure to get involved in self
improvement programs that
will bring you in contact with
Business conducted in your
own office will proceed
smoothly. Losses are likely
if ou aren't careful where
you leave your valuables.
You xill do extremely well
if t'ou get ini\oled in com-
petitive activities this
%week Trying to deal with
oLior mate will be tunpro-
ductike and possible. hull-
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You must not let fellow work-
ers take advantage of your
fine talents. Be careful not to
let friends or peers make you
look bad. Look into joining
groups that can give you
hands-on advice about busi-
ness. Don't spend too much in
order to impress others..
Earvin "Magic" Johnson, Alonzo Mourning
Dedicate AHF's North Miami AIDS Clinic
Named in Magic's Honor
State-of-the-art Healthcare Center Offers HIV/AIDS Patients
Improved Access to Quality Care, Services
Alonzo Mourning (left) joined good friend and fellow NBA legend and
successful entrepreneur, Earvin "Magic" Johnson and officials from AIDS
Healthcare Foundation including AIDS Healthcare Foundation President
Michael Weinstein and AHF Clinic Medical Director Dr. Deborah Holmes to
dedicate a state-ofthe-art AIDS Healthcare Center serving people through-
out Miami that is named in Magic's honor. The AHF Magic Johnson
Healthcare Center, which currently serves about 570 clients, is on the cam-
pus of Jackson North Hospital in North Miami Beach and provides quality
HIV/AIDS care and significant outreach to some underserved populations in
greater Miami. www.aidshealth.org
"It feels good to know that my passion to serve Urban America has
not gone unnoticed," said Johnson, Chairman and Founder of the Magic
Johnson Foundation. "AIDS Healthcare Foundation is a wonderful partner,
and I look forward to continuing our efforts in the fight against HIV/AIDS."
Who: Earvin "Magic" Johnson, Chairman & Founder, The Magic Johnson
Alonzo Mourning NBA legend, Miami Heat
Towalome Austin, President, The Magic Johnson Foundation
Deborah Holmes, MD, Medical Director, Magic Johnson Healthcare
Michael Weinstein, President, AIDS Healthcare Foundation
Scott Galvin, AIDS Healthcare Foundation Board Member and City of North
Miami City Council Member, District #1
Michael Kahane, AHF Bureau Chief, Southern Region, US
sMay 3, 2010 May 9, 2010, [-
MAY 08, 2010
PAGE B-I THE STAR MAY 8, 2010
Fla., April 30, 2010 The
city of Jacksonville's
newest sporting franchise,
the Jacksonville Blue
Waves, held a press con-
ference at the Edward
Gymnasium, 1859 Kings
Road on May 4, 2010
announcing the team's
2010 inaugural season.
During the press con-
ference, the Blue Waves
announced the 2010 game
schedule, introducing the
audience to the manage-
ment and players and pro-
vided information regard-
ing ticket sales and pack-
Those in attendance
had the chance to meet the
Blue Waves players and
find out what it means to
Catch The Wave!
Jacksonville Blue Waves
The Jacksonville Blue
Waves organization is a
part of the WBA (World
whose goal is to develop
basketball players for and
expose them to the NBA,
NBDL, CBA and interna-
tional scouts. In line with
the goals of the WBA, the
Blue .Waves organization
also serves as a training
ground to develop profes-
sional players, coaches
and personnel on and off
the court. It places an
emphasis on fundamental
and career development,
For more information
about the Jacksonville
Blue Waves, visit
es.com or call (904) 502-
Floyd Mayweather mouth, thoughts instantly are left wondering, wait-
Jr.'s unanimous victory going to, "what could be," ing, and anticipating when
over, "Sugar" Shane in a dream bout between this battle of boxing's cur-
Mosley, ran Floyd Mayweather Jr. and rent titans will happen.
Mayweather's career Manny Pacquiao. For now, we can just
record to 41-0. It is the fight the look at what it may take
Even in victory, box- sports world wants to see, for Pacquiao and
ing fans were left with a but for many reasons it Mayweather to touch
bit of a sour taste in their has yet to happen and we gloves.
AMERICAN DANCE THEATER
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MAY 8, 2010
PARENTAL TOOLS TO HELP
These suggestions are to assist in making the gradu-
ation process easier and less stressful for families of gradu-
ating seniors in 2010.
1. Check on the accumulated credits, speak to the guidance
counselor for up to date transcript and accuracy, community serv-
ice hours, etc.
2. Talk to teachers) to monitor behavior and make sure
that rituals and routines are followed, assignments are up to date
projects are completed and homework accounted for. Be sure to
get written and signed documentation.
3. Make a point of knowing the graduation countdown calendar
for deadlines: Prom, Cap and Gown, Senior Fees, Senior Class
4. Talk to the school guidance counselor about applications for
higher education (college, trade school, etc), financial aid and
5. Cooperate and negotiate travel arrangements for Prom and
graduation trips/events. Check with other parents about sharing
transportation to events. Will there be a need for a designated
driver? Parents should talk about expectation on no drugs,
weapons and potential sexual activity.
6. Prepare for FCAT retakes if necessary. Find out when FCAT
retesting will be given and the location. Find out about tutors if
you suspect there maybe problems. Bethel Baptist Institutional
Church institutes a summer program contact the church office for
7. Make sure all fees are paid in full before graduation. Check to
see if a clearance sheet is required from guidance.
8. Know the GPA. Is it weighted or un-weighted and what the sig-
nificance of each is.
9. Make sure the SAT and the ACT are taken. Have your child
take the writing portion of the ACT many schools require this por-
tion be completed. Take each test at least twice to obtain as high
a score as possible.
10. Graduates should work on marketable skills to obtain a sum-
mer job. Saving money for school to purchase needed items.
11. Obtain letters of recommendation now so they can be submit-
ted before college applications are submitted.
12. Set Academic, Professional and Career goals now. Have a
flexible plan if financial situations change for better or worse.
13. Stay involved in your community Volunteer hours to help
others and document the hour for community service.
14. Search online and inquire with local businesses about sum-
mer internships. Even if there is no pay-internships can go a long
way with references and referrals for future jobs and careers.
15. Join local business organizations if possible like the Chamber
of Commerce, E3 Business Group (www.e3businessgroup.org)
to gain marketable skills and get a jump on career goals.
16. Participate in church events and activities, check to see if
your church provides scholarships, grants and fellowships.
17. If possible during the summer visit the college or trade school
to make sure you are familiar with the area, travel and housing of
the college you may attend in the summer or fall. Take a Internet
virtual tour of the area to be familiar when traveling to the site.
18. Make sure bank accounts are accurate for savings and
checking accounts. Determine which is better to use credit or
debt and make sure a budget is established and followed.
Sean Jackson 2010 Palatka High School Graduate
Jackson Educational Technology Instruction Consultant
Nicholas McClenton 2008 Raines High School Graduate
E3 Facebook Manager www.e3businessgroup.org
THE WHITE H(
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with a minimum of four
taking place at each loca-
tion. Each child in atten-
dance received gifts,
treats, memorable sou-
venirs and keepsakes
including a poster for
framing. By the end of
the day over 30,000
guests had showed up
and were amazed at the
extremely well organized
Egg Roll that generated
so much joy for so very
The tradition of Easter
Egg Rolling at the White
House has been docu-
mented back to 1861 dur-
ing the Presidency of
Abraham Lincoln. This
years Egg Roll took place on Jaylan Bush's 6th
birthday, April 5. Jaylan couldn't have been
happier to begin her day at 7:45 a. m. on the
southeast lawn of the White House. Jaylan
ended the Easter Monday festivities with a
birthday party at the International House of
Pancakes in Waldorf, Maryland where she and
guests savored mounds of fluffy pancakes cov-
ered in a range of fruity syrups and other
After a whirlwind of celebrations we
left the tri-state area with anticipations of
attending the Cherry Blossom Festival, riding
the Metro, visiting historic landmarks and
spoon rolling Easter Eggs at the White House
once more. We didn't get to see President
Obama and his family this time: maybe we will
be so lucky next year.
THE EYE OF A TIGER
Stephon Pamilton is a Sr. at Andrew Jackson High School. He
has a GPA of 3.0 Stephon has attended Jackson since 2007, he has
excelled on and off the field. He has volunteered 50 hours of commu-
nity services working with young men that are in foster care. He states
that, "Not everyone has the type of parents and support that I've had.
I try to encourage them and let them know that regardless of what
you've been through, you still must do your part in life and that's being
a productive citizen." Stephon's track career has blossomed through
the years, he was the Middle School State Champion in the 400 meters
in 2006, when he ran a time of 51.64, the second fastest time in school
history, missing the record by .25sec. Since entering high school he has
continued to run remarkable times. At the District Meet he placed 1st
with a time of .49.7, Regional's he also placed 1st with a time of .48.4
and 2nd place in the State Meet where he ran his fastest time ever, at a
.47.6, which led to a photo finish, a finish that couldn't be determined
by the naked eye. Through determination and hard work, he has
improved his time by 2 seconds in three weeks. He is currently ranked
#3 in the state of Florida and #10 in the Nation. He also runs the 800m
at 1.59, my goal is to drop that to a 1.55 or better this summer. When
asked, 'What drives you to excel?" He replied, "I'm just trying to give
my parents and coaches what they gave me for all these years. I am
truly blessed for having such supportive parents, family, friends and
coaches." Special thanks to Coach Holmes. Coach Bellamy and Coach
Harold for that extra push. See you at the 2012 Olympics!!!
_ AT Michael and Marsha Phelts along with
their three year-old granddaughter, Kayaunna
)JUSE Dean were in Washington, D. C. for the cele-
bration of Mike's 66th birthday on Easter
Sunday. Congresswoman Corrine Brown's
daughter, Shantrell, entertained the group at
her Alexandria, Virginia condominium. They
dined on fresh caught seafood at The Wharf
and enjoyed touring historic and quaint sights
I ,I of Old Town along the western bank of the
Potomac River. Due to Congresswoman
Brown's spending of EAster at home in
Jacksonville, Shantrell presented little
Kayaunna with the Congresswoman's coveted
tickets to the White House Easter Egg Roll.
On Easter Monday, armed with an
entourage of family and friends the group
arrived at the White Hbuse before sunrise. At
the White House lawns, volunteers upon vol-
unteers with smiles and warmth greeted them
making everyone personally welcomed.
Unparalleled this was the grandest Egg Roll
and Hunt any our group had ever participated
" f in and the only Egg Hunt that Kayaunna has
experienced. In Kayaunna's delegation were
her Big Mamma Marsha Dean Phelts, Big
Daddy Michael Phelts, Cousins Ivory Joe
Rosier, Kendra Rosier Johnson, Jaire and
Khristopher Johnson and their friends, Andrea
Burrell and Jayla Bush. A few activities the
children engaged in included seeing their
favorite Sesame characters, Elmo and Maria,
on stage. Reese Witherspoon also took to the
4 Storytime Stage but by then the young cousins
and friends were coloring their own eggs, hav-
ing their faces painted, making arts and crafts
from varied stations on the White House lawns
and simply having a super fantastic day. They
danced to the music of Hip Hop DJ Tony from
the Ellen Show.
There were six areas of entertainment
MAY 08, 2010
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7appy SMother's Day!
I love Mother's Day! I was wondering how this lovely holiday
for moms began, so I went to the library to do research to find out.
I searched web sites on the computer. I found beautiful books full of
stories and pictures. To find out what I learned about Mother's Day
read my clues below, then fill in the crossword puzzle,
1. Mother's Day is a time to honor a mother, or even a special aunt. flower
2. Soon after the death of her mother (in May 1905), a woman named Anna Jarvis
urged people to support the idea of a national __ for moms. 4
3. Anna wanted people to show respect for and to give thanks for all the ..."
work that mothers do for us. family
4. She gave out her mother's favorite the white carnation, and that 2
custom spread to many states. Grandmother
5. Her home __ of West Virginia was the first (in 1912) to have an official 1
Mother's Day celebration.
6. The idea caught on and on May 9, 1914, President Woodrow Wilson declared the contributions
first Mother's Day. It was to honor the mothers whose sons had died in war.
7. Mother's Day is now celebrated each year on the second _ in May. Sunday
8. A beautiful, historic building in West Virginia was named (---".u-- 7 W V /
The International Mother's Day Shrine and Museum. eadin, club today! ,
They hold teas and programs to promote and educate readiCn c c
people about the __ of mothers (and other women) to our country,
9. Businesses promote the of cards, flowers, jewelry and other gifts for Mother's Day.
10. Although it is nice when children give a gift, it is even more special when they take
the__ to write a letter or to do something special with their moms.
11. Today, many families attend church services, pack a picnic for the park or have a get-together.
12. Can you __ a breakfast, write and decorate a card or plan an outing for your mom's special day?
Things Moms Do For s Match each chore with 2
0ings OMS DO T o the word that makes sense.
Oh my gosh! If I listed all the
things our moms do for us I'd have,
to list a billion bajillion things.
When we are tiny newborns
our Moms feed us, comfort us,
diaper us, rock us to sleep, burp
us, walk us, sing to us and keep
an eye on us all day long. Gee,
how tiring must that be?
Now we are older and go to
school, but moms still do so
much for us. Here is a list my
friends and I put together. A,
1. the beds
2. for groceries
3. us to the dentist
4. to our fears
5. us to music lessons
6. __ our sports team
7. for the school sale
8. __ holes in our favorite clothes
9. us to feed the dog
10. supplies for school
11. money for a rainy day
12. our homework
13. __ for us at our games
14. us how to cook
15. our favorite TV. show
16. vegetables or flowers
17. __ the floors
18. __ the windows
19. the bills
20. __ the laundry
Check out our free 5th Anniversarye
extra puzzles this week: Spring Sports,
Earth Day Reduce, Reuse and Recycle,
and Choosing Snacks Wisely.
The reading log and certificate set
are ready for you to print out too:
Moms give us many gifts: love, care, energy, money.
They also give us a gift of something they can never get
back for themselves. It is one of the most precious gifts
they can ever give us: we watch it every day,
we use it,
it flies by,
Color Key: once we spend it, we can
n,, never get it back...
Mothers spend their
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ria of: Veterans, Elderly and Disabled. This is the only date in which you
may drop off a preliminary application at 1300 Broad Street, between
8:00 AM and 5:00 PM. Applications will only be accepted. No applica-
tions will be given out (no exceptions) on May 8, 2019. Applications will
be made available online at www.jaxha.org using any computer starting
April 26, 2010 through May 8, 2010. If you do not have access to a com-
puter to print an application, you may stop by our office at 1300 Broad
Street on Saturday, May 1, 2010 only to pick up an application between
the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. only.
You must obtain a Criminal history verification from the Sheriff's office
or Police Sub-station located within the same county that you currently
live in. The application is not considered valid without a criminal history
attached. If you are completing this application, you must submit docu-
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your age required). For proof of Veteran's status, military papers are
required. For proof of disability, you must provide us with your award
letter, or proof from your doctor, on office letterhead. Copies of birth cer-
tificates and social security cards (for all household members) must
accompany the application for it to be valid. We cannot make any copies
on May 8th while receiving applications. If you mail the application to us,
it must be postmarked on May 8, 2010.
Any false or missing information will result in denial or termination of
assistance. Any eviction within the past five (5) years or felony convic-
tions of family members within 12 months of the application may make
the applicant ineligible. If you or any family member in your household
has ever been convicted of manufacturing or producing methampheta-
mines (speed) on the premises of an assisted unit and/or are subject to a
lifetime registration requirement under a state sex offender registration
program, you are permanently disqualified from receiving assistance.
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"I'm Just Sayin"
Many people check the scale weekly hoping for weight loss,
but do very little to change their diet. Many people go to
follow the directions of the Pastor. YOU GOTTA DO SOME-
THING, do something you've never done to get something
you've never had, cause sitting in a church won't make a per-
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them a car! I'm just sayin...
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