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Florida Leads U.S. in Youth Sentences
Walter A. McNeil, Secretary, Dept. of Corrections; Franchatta Barber, Assistant Secretary, Office of Re-Entry; Terrance Graham, juvenile
sentenced to life for non-murder crime; Shamar McCullum, serving life, and most recently, Shimeek D. Gridine, 15, 70 years sentence.
Florida is called "The Sunshine State". We have a governor who made one of his first changes, the ability for former prison inmates to
vote. We have Walter A. McNeil, Secretary and person in charge of the Department of Corrections, and Franchatta Barber, Assistant
Secretary, in charge of the Florida Re-Entry program. Yet, Florida has the largest number of youth in the United States, serving life or
many years of prison terms, all without parole, for crimes committed that did not include murder. The three above are from Jacksonville.
Shimeek Gridine, 15 was sentenced on the last day of April, 2010 to 70 years in prison, with no chance of parole, even though the Supreme
Court determined this week that juveniles can no longer receive a life sentence if they are not accused of murder, without the chance for
parole. But Gridine's case is different. The Jacksonville judge did not give him a life sentence, he gave him 70 years, which is the longest
term to date, in the state, for a crime in which no one was killed. At 15 years of age, he will be 85 years old when he is released. He is not
eligible for parole as the state does not allow parole. He can apply for parole after serving 85% of his sentence, which means he will serve
59 and a half years before he can seek parole, which will make him 74 years of age.
These youth are placed in a juvenile facility until they reach the age of 18. At that age, they will be placed with other adults.
So, what is the reason for a re-entry program for these youth? Even though they may regret what they did as children, only those who
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former late night host jokes are funnier,
which some credit Deon Cole. Whatever
the case, his agreement with NBC to not be
funny is causing O'Brien and friends to
make even more money, as they perform
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Senate Passes Wall
Street Regulation Bill
Now that the Senatq has finally passed the Wall Street Regulation Bill
to be tough on those investment and financial services that caused a
large deficit and problem for the country, we may see a difference that
will cause those who are blind regarding the power of the government,
only since President Obama got into the White House, to understand
what caused the problems.we are still feeling.
According to Senator Cris Dodd of Connecticut and Representative
Barney Frank of Massachusetts, work will begin immediately to marry
two versions of the legislation, one passed earlier by the House, and the
other that was approved last night by the Senate. They feel the bill can
be completed within a month and the president will be able to celebrate
July 4th with the signing.
The legislation is a response to the financial meltdown that took place
in 2008 and is continuing to affect the country.
Many business organizations are attacking the passing of the bill as a
item that will kill jobs. However, it is also argued that the de-regula-
tions that we have experienced, is what caused the large number of jobs
and homes to be lost.
What many are feeling is the past decade of de-regulations is what real-
ly crippled the economy and the citizens of the United States.
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Brunswick in 1930 and has
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A graduate of Risley High, he
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and Wayne State University.
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Saturday while at his office in
He was a very active man,
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These identical twins, 19, of Brunswick, attacked a cancer patient and his wife and tried to rob
them. The couple were in a Brunswick park, during the day, when the twins approached them.
Robert Johns, the 68 year old patient, was being pushed by his wife in the wheel chair around
11 a.m. Marquita punched the wife, Keri Johns in the face. The women were larger than the
couple, and no one helped them in the struggle. The couple through the women were men.
Black and White Wealth Difference
According to the Institute on Assets and Social Policy at Brandeis University, there is a surpris-
ingly large gap between black and white families when it come to accumulated wealth. The gap
since 1974, according to the study, rose from $20,000 to$95,000. The study defined wealth as
the collar value of assets minus debt.
It found that middle-income white households saw a greater increase in wealth than high-income
In 2007, according to the study, one in 10 African Americans owed $3,600, which was twice as
much of their debt in 1984.
In addition, at least 15 percent of all African American families had no assets to turn to during
tough economic times.
Woman Loses Home Because of Water Bill
Vicki Valetine of Baltimore, Maryland lost her home that had her
Father had paid off in 1984, because she had a $362 water bill that
increased to $3,600 after being turned over to a collection agency.
The agency filed documents and foreclosed on her home based on
the debt, the had of $3,600.
There are many states that allow liens to be placed on property
based on debt of other matters, such as homeowners association fees.
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Stupidity, Arrogance Abound
Date: Wednesday, May 19, 2010, 3:19 am
By: Tonyaa Weathersbee, BlackAmericaWeb.com
Looks like Texas is just the beginning.
In that state, the Board of Education is tweaking the social studies textbooks to force history to fit their fan-
tasies. Besides toning down Thomas Jefferson's role as a founding father because he coined the phrase "separa-
tion of church and state," according to the El Paso Times, those loonies now want to cast Ida B. Wells and W.E.B.
Dubois as people who spewed negative views about America.
I guess they figure that, by Wells and Dubois being black and thereby expected to uphold their ideas of sub-
servience, it was their patriotic duty to be silent about the lynchings and black suffering that was occurring during
that time; that they should have been satisfied with America's promise of equality rather than actually force
America to keep it.
At the same time, the board has all but ignored Latinos.
One board member who voted against the changes in March told PBS that the books include few specifics about
the Jim Crow style of discrimination that Mexican-Americans experienced in Texas.
Now, it seems Texas' urge to spare schoolchildren of any lessons that threaten notions of white privilege and
American moral perfection has crept further west.
Right after signing a law that will invariably lead the police to pay closer attention to Latinos by forcing them to
prove that they aren't in the country illegally, its governor, Jan Brewer, recently signed another law that can lead
to making them and other minorities invisible.
In classroom lessons, that is.
The new law bans most ethnic studies from being taught in Arizona. Schools risk losing funding if they offer
courses that "promote the overthrow of the U.S. government, promote resentment of a particular race or class of
people, are designed for a particular ethnic group, or advocate ethnic solidarity instead of the treatment of pupils
In other words, any courses in which the facts are too inconvenient for white folks to deal with.
The arrogance here is staggering.
First of all, it's no secret that black people and Latinos have, throughout their history, struggled against the sub-
jugation of a U.S. government that was run by whites. For us, it was slavery and Jim Crow, and years of being
legally barred from opportunities .that would have enabled us to build wealth and to create new opportunities.
Latinos have also struggled with displacement, segregation and other forms of discrimination.
Yet the Texas education board and Arizona lawmakers care more about protecting the feelings of white conser-
vatives who never experienced the pain of legal segregation than telling the stories of the black and Latino
people who are, in many ways, still struggling with the aftereffects.
That logic only makes sense in White Privilege Land.
Then again, something like this was bound to happen. The crush of Latino immigrants, plus a black man in the
White House, was bound to cause some white folks to want to rewrite the rules with a pen dripping with
For example, one member of the Texas education board lauded the fact that truthfulness and values would be
taught in the social studies curriculum. But how can they emphasize honesty if the
curriculum doesn't include the truth about Mexican-Americans and segregation?
Or any context about Wells and DuBois patriots who used their voice not to mind-
lessly criticize America, but to point out that it wasn't living up to the ideals that peo-
ple now want it to be lauded for?
And in Arizona, how can history and lessons in contemporary America be compe-
tently taught without featuring ethnic studies? and how irresponsible is it for such
courses to be banned at a time when it's probably more important than ever for all
students to know about the history and the lives of minorities who will soon make up
a majority of the U.S. population?
And how hypocritical is it for any of the Texas education board members, or Arizona
lawmakers, to claim that they're changing the curriculum to emphasize American val-
ues and ideals and to tamp down racial resentment when they don't want to include
textbook lessons or offer courses that show what went wrong when America didn't
live up to those ideals?
I guess they don't see it.
For them, it's easier to use the power of white privilege to ignore uncomfortable
chapters in American history.
nG o gaOr, for that matter, to simply write them out.
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During Reconstruction (1875-1890), we had a black president, we had
black senators, congressmen, and a whole lot more. But then, we did
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title of the program is "Because He Lives." McIntyre is a
well-known gospel singer and a member of Greater
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"There's Always Something Happening On The First Coast"
A 90th Birthday Celebration
'Thru It All, I Am Blessed"
Dressed in a lovely green suit, the Honoree arrived at
her Church, the Greater Grant Memorial African-
Methodist Episcopal Church with her brother and sister-
in law, The James Guytons for a Friday evening activi-
ty. What was the occasion? It was the Surprise 90th
Elizabeth Guyton Hunter hosted by her daughters,
Mesdames Juliette Hunter Tucker and Mrs. Joyce
From the celebratory decorations, a program filled "
with innumerable tributes from family and friends that \-
included: Ms. Geri Duhart, Pastor Tony DeMarco
Hansberry, Herman Floyd, granddaughter, Mrs.
Kimberly Tobe (who read a poem written by Mrs.
Mersel T. Demps), and Ms. Luella McBride who sang- .
"Thru It All." With scrumptious and luscious food, what .
a celebration it was!
Born in Quincy, Florida, Mrs. Hunter's career path '. 4"0",
was teaching. She taught for several decades in the ---
Duval County Schools.'Jacksonville has been her home
since early childhood. The Guyton Family remains pil- .
lars of the First Coast and Greater Grant Memorial
A.M.E. Church. bill,
What a blessing to have a 90th Birthday hosted by
loving daughters and hearing all of the loving tributes
from family (Granddaughter Mrs. Denise Pires, -"
Grandson Dennis Pierce and Great-Grandson Myles
Pires) and friends!
Happy Diamond Birthday Mrs. Elizabeth Guyton!
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GEORGE A. ROMERO
GODFATHER 'OF THE ZOMBIE MOVIES!
BY RYCH MCCAIN/ FEEDBACKRYCH@SBCGLOBAL.NET
PHOTO COURTESY OF MAGNET FILMS
When you initially meet him, he is a fairly
polite and soft spoken man. His in person demeanor is
certainly one that you wouldn't expect that could bring
such horror, violence and mayhem to the big screen. He
even has a disarming sense of humor about all of the
hoopla associated with his film. The man is none
other then George A. Romero, the father, godfather,
creator and master of the zombie film genre. It all
began for the New York City native after he graduat-
ed from Pittsburgh's Carnegie Melton University and
went into filming shorts, industrials and commercials.
A segment he shot for Mister Roger's children show
where Roger's underwent a tonsillectomy inspired
Romero to go into the horror film business. He and a
couple of friends started a company called Image Ten
Productions. They each chipped in ten thousand dol-
lars and produced the now'classic "Night Of The
Living Dead" in 1968.
A vampire themed film follow then came
"Dawn of the Dead" which became on of the most
profitable independent films in history and at the
same time solidifying Romero's stamp and authority
on the genre. 1982's Creepshow teamed him with hor-
ror master Stephen King who wrote the script for a
cast of well know actors and "Day of the Dead" fol-
lowed in 1985. Romero kept cranking out the zombie
dead films with "Land of the Dead" (2005), "Diary of
the Dead" (2006) which brought him back to his inde-
pendent film roots and his current "Survival of the
Dead." Now that he is independent again and an estab-
lished veteran, how is he positioned in the business
these days? Romero grins knowing the answer is obvi-
ous, "I have thoughts in my head about interweaving
themes, having things happen at the same time and
having the ability now because we have ownership
position in these films to do whatever I want."
Because of his independent status, Romero
views his future films as a new cycle of film making for
himself beginning with his latest offering "Survival of
the Dead" due in theaters May 28, 2010. Romero
reflects on the new film, "This is sort of a parallel time
line with the first four (zombie films). The first four
seem to progress along a certain line, now these would
be like the first night and then a few months later.
What's the world like a few months later? So I do see
these two (the film out now and the one coming behind
it), as the beginning of sort of a new little chapter."
With so many "dead" films out, do they last?
Romero's eyes sparkle, "I've been incredibly lucky
man; my stuff has this shelf life. I mean it's all still
around. I go to these horror conventions and I have sev-
enteen year old fans and seventy year old fans. It's ter-
rific! And there's always new editions coming out. I
don't know where they get the supposedly new
footage. I sure didn't shoot it!
Our prayers, well
wishes and thoughts go out to
the family, friends and fans of
the late, great, master jazz
pianist, composer and arranger
Hank Jones who made his
transition to our ancestors this
past Sunday at a New York
City hospital at the age of 91
following a brief illness. Joins
join's his two famous musi-
cian brothers in death i.e.,
Thad (trumpet) and Elvin
Assemblyman Mike Davis
honored LA area high school
students in his 48th District
with an Academic
Breakfast over the weekend.
These students maintained a
G.P.A. of 3.6 or higher.
Highlights included Tyki
Networth who is bound for
The West Point Military
Academy after beating insur-
mountable odds from the hood
in South Central LA; Allan
Crabble, the first Gatorade
California Basketball Player
of the Year; Edward Carrillo
who survived the loss of both
parents and Kinberly Lam; her
class Valedictorian. Congrats
to all of the young scholars.
This week is full of sea-
son ending finals for the
CW-TV Network. Gossip
Girl, One ,Tree Hill and
90210 all wrap up this
week. VH1 TV reality show
Basketball Wives, produced
and hosted by Shaquille
O'Neal's soon-to-be ex-wife
Shaunie, has a lot of people
uncomfortable and heated
up. This may even include
the NBA itself! According to
an unconfirmed report,
Shaq has a signed confi-
dentiality agreement with
Shaunie and threatened to
shut the show down if his
name is even mentioned in
print or over the air, via a
letter from his team of attor-
neys to the network. One
blogger said the show was
named Basketball Wives
because "Gold Diggin
Chicken Heads" would be
too accurate ouch!
The two ridiculous,
idiot, stereotyped, racist hip
hop autobots that embarrassed
and angered Black Afrikan
folks everywhere from the
second Transformers movie
have been rightfully axed from
the script of the third
Transformers movie now in
pre-production according to
the movie's producers.
vocalist Trueful has been nom-
inated for a Rising Star Music
Award in the Solo Artist
Category. Look for his sopho-
more album A Taste of Class
with the new single club jam
Feeling You, to drop in
September.. Atlantic Recs.
Teen singer Cody Simpson has
dropped his debut single iYiYi
Ft. Flo Rida. The new
May/June A&R Registry
Directory is available. Go to
Dirty 3rd/Battery/Jive rapper
Chalie Boy has a new Cracka
Lack produced single out
Look Like Money (Smell Like
Dollaz). He's coming your
way with his current tour.
Survival of the Dead;
Magnolia Pictures, Magnet
Films, Artfire Films, Romero-
Grunwald Productions and
Starring Alan Van Sprang,
Kenneth Welsh, Kathleen
Munroe, Devon Bostick and
Richard Fitzpatrick. Written
and Directed by George A.
Romero. Produced by Paula
Devonshire. This is a classic
George A. Romero zombie
movie. The twist this time is
an island off the coast of
Delaware where a long time
generational feud has been
going on between the O'Flynn.
and Muldoon families. As if
things weren't bad enough, the
zombie plague strikes the
island and the two at war fam-
ilies go about the problem
with conflicting philosophies
that don't help the situation.
The O'Flynn's say shoot to
kill while The Muldoons's say
quarantine the zombies in
hopes of finding a cure.
Meanwhile everybody goes
for one another's throat.
Robin Hood;. Universal
Pictures; Starring Russell
Crowe, Cate Blanchett, Max
Von Sydow, William Hurt,
Mark Strong, Oscar Issac,
Mark Addy and Kevin
Durand. Directed by Ridley
Scott. Story by Ethan Reiff,
Cyrus Voris and Brian
Helgeland. Screenplay by
Brian Helgeland. Produced by
Brian Grazer, Ridley Scott and
Russell Crowe. Opening
weekend for Robin was a
measly 37 million for 3503
screens. This showed that Iron
Man 2, the #1 box office hit
for the last two weeks in a row
did the robbing of the rich but
didn't give to the poor i.e.,
Robin Hood. The movie actu-
ally has a solid storyline that
you can follow which not only
makes sense but it explains
clearly the events and reason-
ing that led up to Robin Hood
becoming who he was and
why. After seeing Iron Man 2,
go check out poor Robin.
Hit me up at feedback-
Study, Observe and Win!
Auntie Roz Peanut Show
BOOK IT NOW!!
A unique leacrhinglearning experience that
igrgilqht Earl', Luer3c., SllS.He31alth and
The Aunule Roz Peanut Snhow starring Broadwa. performer
educator Roslyn Burrough also features 12 Duyal County
Scnool Children ages 4. 17 This production provide.
effe:'ive hands-on activillies and curmculum that is rich in
content 3nsr based on Sunshine Slate Standards
Dates: May 31st, June 1st, 2nd, 3fd, 4th
Showtime: 10 00am
Call for reservations 904-713-0885
1 adult FREE with every 10 kids
Place: Edward Waters College
1658 Kings Road
(904) 713-0885 or www auntieroz.com
Produced by Auntie Roz Children's
Workshop in partnership with
Edward Waters College
HIGHLY ACCLAIMED CHILDREN'S PROGRAM
RETURNS TO EDWARD WATERS COLLEGE
Program to feature students from Duval County Schools
Jacksonville, FL--- THE
AUNTIE ROZ PEANUT SHOW,
created, produced and hosted by
veteran Broadway performer
Roslyn Burrough, is returning to
Jacksonville after being on hiatus
for nearly two years. The new and
improved show, which weaves his-
torical information about leg-
endary peanut innovator George
Washington Carver within a fun
setting, will be staged at Edward
Waters College, 1658 Kings Road,
on May 31-June 4 at 10 o'clock
a.m. each day.
"I am excited to bring The
Auntie Roz Peanut Show back to
my hometown," said Burrough,
who grew up on Jacksonville's
north side and is a former educator
in the Duval County School sys-
tem. "We have tightened up the
production quality of the show
without losing its entertainment
We are featuring 12 stu-
dents from local schools in a non-
traditional classroom setting, using
the peanut as a vehicle to integrate
literacy skills with health and
social studies. In addition, our
program is designed to stimulate
and entertain audiences of all ages,
including adults," Burrough said.
For more information
please visit www.Auntieroz.com
or call 904-713-0885.
WASSUP IN HOLLYHOOD
By Rych McCain/ email@example.com
May 22, 2010
Talking To An Attorney
By Burney Bivens, Esq., LFD
FAMILY LAW Visitation
One of the most vexing aspects of a divorce involves visitation. Frequently people who
normally make sound decisions fall into the trap of using the kids to strike back at the other
parent in a divorce. Florida has taken steps to try and limit such disagreements by requiring
that every divorce with children has to have a time-sharing agreement filed and approved by
the court. The courts also require that both parents attend and complete a state approved course
that is designed to emphasis to BOTH parents the fact that the children are innocent parties and
they need BOTH parents involved in their upbringing.
The time-sharing agreement is a detailed document that spells out each parent's rights
AND obligations when it comes to visitation. It tells us who the children are going to be liv-
ing with primarily and what kind of visitation rights the other parent has with the children.
What is unique about a time-sharing agreement is the enforcement rights each party has with
regards to visitation. A parent that does not exercise his/her rights as well as his/her obligations
can be held in contempt of court. This means that a non-custodial parent who fails to take the
kids for a visitation can be held in contempt the same way a custodial parent can be held in
contempt for withholding visitation. This way a custodial parent can confidently make plans
for those times when the other parent is to have visitation without worrying that the non-cus-
todial parent will back out at the last minute. A word of caution though. Denial of visitation is
NOT an excuse to delay or not pay any court ordered child support. Conversely non-payment
of child support is NOT an excuse to deny visitation.
Time-sharing agreements also recognize that both parents have the right tobe kept
informed about their children. A common provision allows both parents full access to school
and medical records. Both parents can, and are encouraged, to attend school functions such as
school plays and any school sponsored events. Both parents are free to talk with the children's
doctors. Both parents can make emergency decisions concerning the kids and both are required
to inform the other parent as soon as possible of any such decisions.
A time-sharing agreement also puts down in black and white one of the major points
discussed in the court ordered parenting class. Neither party is to use the kids as messengers or
go between. The parents are to talk to each other and leave the children out of any disputes
that may arise. Neither parent is to bad mouth the other parent in front of the children NOR are
they to allow someone else to do so. This means if the other parent is not paying child support
or is denying visitation.you leave the kids out of it. You don't tell your son that you can't buy
him that new bike because his dad hasn't paid child support. You don't tell your daughter that
you didn't attend her school play because mommy raised a fuss. You don't let the grandpar-
ents complain about what a poor mommy/daddy the other parent is when the kids are
in the room.
The bottom line is, and will remain, best interests of the children. The parents are sup-
posed to be grown ups and are expected to act that way. Being a parent means investing your
time and love in your child as well as your money. Kids need more than just food on the table
and a roof over their heads. They need love, encouragement and guidance if they are to grow
up and be what you want them to be.
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.
FLORIDA Continued from A-1
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT Of THE TENTH JUOICAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR POLK COUNTY, F1ORIDA
SOF THE ADOPTION OF
D AND ASMA F FAZLI, Case No: 20100R-002600
NOTI OP PETITION TO TMEMINATE PARENTAL RIGHTS
PENDING ADOPTION BY STEPPARENT
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e Circuit Court of Polk County, Florida, located at the Polk County Courthousa,
gaday, Bar-ow, Flor.la 33830, phone: (863) 534-4000, in the above-styled
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hearing constitutes ground s upon which the Court shall end ary parental rihts
regarding the minor child, Asma F. Far.
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if we are enjoying that which we do
have....and not worrying about that which
we don't. Only man destroys what is, with
thoughts of what may be. LISTEN, no one
succeeds without effort. Those who succeed
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The last time I had a relationship was almost 2 years ago. I -
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everything else in between. I have myself together and I'm ready to get back into
the dating -scene but feel no man will want me.
Paulette Winston Salem, NC
Prepare yourself to be a wife looking for a husband instead of just another woman
looking for a date. Elevate your morals, your faith and your confidence by looking
in the mirror and seeing a woman that's special and deserves the best in life. You
need to be patient and pray for what you want. You don't have to settle for less and
you can do bad by yourself. It's best to be alone and happy than involved and mis-
When is it time to talk to a teenager about sex? I have a teen son and I want to talk
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or what. How can I do this without embarrassing him but make sure he gets the
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I have a cousin that cheats on her husband but that's her business. However, she
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Announcements, meetings, happenings, and
community events scheduled in Jacksonville
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Avoid areas where others are smoking, if possible.
On an airplane or bus, turn on the over head air vent to improve air circu-
* Take medication to prevent motion sickness before you travel.
Some airlines have developed behavior-modification techniques for those
who are afraid
to fly or have motion sickness. Contact the airline or travel agent for
* Psychological factors contribute to motion sickness. Try to resolve con-
cerns about travel before leaving home. Maintain a positive attitude.
* Consider preventive therapy. One technique involves desensitization
(special training for using your eyes that may help avoid the symptoms of
WHAT TO EXPECT
* Your own observation of symptoms.
* Medical history and physical exam by a doctor, if motion sickness is
recurrent and interferes with your life.
* Doctor's treatment, if you have a chronic illness that may be worsened by
.* Psychotherapy or counseling, if your occupation or lifestyle requires trav-
el and you usually develop motion sickness.
* Dehydration from vomiting.
* Falls and injuries from unsteadiness.
PROBABLE OUTCOME: Spontaneous recover when the trip is over or soon
HOW TO TREAT
* Once you have the symptoms, try to rest in a dark room with a cool cloth
over the eyes and forehead.
* Allowing yourself to vomit can help the nausea. Don't make yourself
* For minor discomfort, you may use non-prescription drugs, such as
dimenydrinate (Dramamine), before and during travel.
* Your doctor may prescribe scopolamine patches to control symptoms.
Remove promptly after travel is completed; long-term use is not recommend-
ACTIVITY: To minimize symptoms during travel, rest in a reclining position
and fix your gaze on a distant object.
DIET: Eat lightly or not at all before and during brief trips. For longer trips, sip
frequently on beverages don't take large drinks to maintain your fluid intake.
Avoid alcohol, carbonated drinks and extra-cold beverages
CALL YOUR DOCTOR IF
You plan to travel and have had disabling motion sickness in the past.
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MOBILE DENTAL UNIT On May 11-12, 2010, 8:30 am 4 pm, The
Northeast Florida Baptist Association will have medical, financial screening and
appointments at Yulee Baptist Church, 85971 Harts Road, Yulee. These appoint-
ments are on a first-come, first-serve basis. Only basic dental work (fillings and
extractions) are provided by the MDU. No appointments can be made on the
phone; you must appear in person to make an appointment. The Mobile Dental
Unit of the Florida Baptist Convention will be at The Northeast Florida Baptist
Association, May 24-28, 2010. The Association is located at 851035 US Hwy 17
North, Yulee, Florida. For more information contact the Northeast Florida Baptist
THE MILLIONS MORE MOVEMENT Jacksonville Local Organizing
Committee Inc., a non-profit organization 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'. If you have the items listed above and are in the
process of cleaning out your closets, give them to us. We need them. We also
accept cash donations. Call us for pickups, or bring them to 916 N. Myrtle
Avenue, Monday through Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00'p.m. Visit our website:
www.jaxloc.org or call us at 904-240-9133.
FREE HEALTHCARE FOR THE WORKING UNINSURED: Families
and individuals with incomes between $13,000 to $25,530 per year are eligi-
ble. (Add $3,500 for each additional dependent. Patients qualify by providing
check stubs and other verification of income prior to their first clinic. Once you
quality, you can then schedule an appointment to be seen by one of the medical
providers. If you're not receiving Medicare and have no other insurance, you
may very well quailfy. VOLUNTEERS IN MEDICINE (VIM) is located at
41 East Duval Street, Jax, FL 32202, (on the corners of E. Duval and N. Ocean
Streets). VIM is a FREE clinic. Care is provided by volunteer nurse practition-
ers and physicians. Patients are seen by appointment only. Basic non-emergency
care, laboratory testing and medications or prescriptions are provided. The
FREE clinic is open Tuesday through Friday from 9 AM until 5 PM and on
Saturday from 9 AM until 1 PM. For more information please call 399-2766
and press option #6.This will begin the process of qualifying, leading to sched-
uling your appointment. VIM is a Non-Profit Organization.
THE CITY OF JACKSONVILLE CANNING CENTER in cooperation with
the Duval County Extension Service will offer a workshop on Tuesday, June 1
from 9AM to Noon. Learn how to make and can home-made vegetable soup
and take some home for the family to enjoy. The cost is $20.00 per person
which includes all materials. Space is limited. You must pre-pay to register.
Send your $20 check made payable to DCOHAC and mail to Canning, 1010 N.
McDuff Ave., Jacksonville, FL 32254. Deadline is May 28. Call Jeannie at 387-
8850 to register.
Becky Davidson, Executive Secretary II
Duval County Extension
1010 N. McDuff Ave.
Jacksonville, FL 32254
904-387-8850 or 904-387-8902 Fax
HEALTH |"J'OTh n
SB, Uly,sc es W.~atHr-is Jr J1 D
(CAR. SEA OR AIR SICKNESS)
DEFINITION: An unpleasant, temporary disturbance that occurs while travel-
ing, characterized by dizziness and stomach upset.
BODY PARTS INVOLVED:Semicircular canals in the inner ear. These fluid-
filled canals maintain balance.
SEX OR AGE MOST AFFECTED: Both sexes; all ages.
SIGNS & SYMPTOM
* Loss of appetite.
* Nausea and vomiting.
* Spinning sensation.
Weakness and unsteadiness.
CAUSES: Motion, especially airplane, boat, or car; amusement park ride or
swinging. Irregular motion causes fluid changes in the semicircular canals of the
inner ear, which transmit signals to the brain's vomiting center.RISK
* Don't eat large meals or drink alcohol before and during travel.
* Sit in areas of the airplane (usually over the wings) or boat with the least
* Recline in your seat, if possible.
* Breathe slowly and deeply.
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From Actual Police Reports
Did You Hear About?...
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acsonvale Sheriffs Office
On Saturday May 15, 2010 at 9:50pm the victim told Officer B.B.
Norton and Officer M.L.
Hice that while she was at
6107 Youngerman Circle
when she was sitting in
her passenger seat of her
vehicle running when the
suspect James Ivory
Moore (2153 Dunsford
4Terrace, 21 years old)
l jumped into the driver's
seat and pointed a...
black handgun at the vic-
The suspect took off driv-
-- .- ing. The victim took a
cigar and burned the sus-
pect on the his right
cheek which caused him
to slow down while driv-
ing the vehicle. When the
vehicle slowed the victim
was able to jump out of
When the original call
went out Sgt. C.J. Collier
advised dispatch to let Clay County know because of the close proximity.
Two Clay County deputies observed the suspect vehicle driving and
pulled into the Kangaroo gas station at 7911 Blanding Boulevard. Both
Clay County and Jacksonville Sheriffs Office conducted traffic stop and
took the suspect in custody. The suspect confessed to the carjacking and
was taken to jail.
On May 18, 2010
Homicide Team 5 was dis-
patched to 8090 Atlantic
Crossing Apartments) in
reference to a 10 month
old victim being shot.
The suspect (brother of
the victim, Angel Luis
Lopez, 22 years old, 8090
Atlantic Boulevard #H48)
h called her prior to the inci-
dent and threatened to
injure her friend.
The victim grabbed her
baby and left in her friends
vehicle. As they were leav-
ing the apartment complex
the suspect stopped in
front of them, got out of
the vehicle and began
shooting at them.
According to the victim,
the first shot struck the
baby and then her. The
victim stated that her friend came around the vehicle, grabbed them and
they began to run back to the apartment.
The victim stated that she yelled at the suspect that he shot the
baby, but the suspect just kept shooting the weapon as they were running
away. The victim stated said the suspect shot at them with an old Wooden
As they ran back to the apartment they were continued to be shot
The victim was grazed by a bullet on her right side and the 10
month old baby was shot one time in the left leg.
The suspect turned himself into the police station this morning.
The suspect invoked his Constitutional Rights, was arrested and trans-
ported to the PTDF.
A message from the Sheriffs Office:
We have all experienced irritation when a careless driver has cut
in front of us, or when someone has taken a parking space for which we
have been waiting. It's natural to feel annoyed when these things happen.
However, circumstances such as this can lead to unsafe driving if we let
our emotions get out of hand.
If som...ething in traffic bothers you, be sure to keep in mind the
"One Year Rule": before reacting, stop to think whether that event (a driv-
er honking or yelling at you; someone cutting you off in traffic, etc.) will
matter one year, one month or even one day from now. The answer will
likely be "no", and you probably won't even remember the event in a few
months. Therefore, it's much better to let it go, rather than allow the fool-
ish actions of another person to push you into making a bad choice. If we
don't keep a level head, situations like this can escalate to incidents of
road rage and result in injury or even death.
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Look into intellectual and
physical games that will test
your abilities. Your partner
could make you angry if they
steal your thunder or embar-
rass you in front of others.
Don't let someone take the
credit for a job you did.
Balance is required if you
Be careful not to take on
other people's problems. You
may find yourself in a finan-
cial bind. Discrimination will
be in order. Control your tem-
per when dealing with your
emotional partner. Be careful
not to get involved in other
people's personal affairs. You
should get out and meet new
people this week.
Be prepared to overcome
frustrations and obstacles at
work. Look after financial
transactions this week. Be
,professional, and you will
advance much more quickly.
You will have the discipline
and fortitude to accomplish
what you want this week.
Do not get involved in
joint financial ventures.
Work quietly behind the
scenes fbr best results.
Use your charm, but don't
sign or agree to anything.
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costly a new venture will
be before you sign on the
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forge ahead if you make a few
long distance calls pertinent to
closing pending deals. Large
organizations may try to talk
you out of your hard-earned
cash. People trying to entice
you to join in will be less than
Helping children may be
rewarding and challenging.
You need a break from your
daily routine. You should
visit a friend or relative
who hasn't been feeling up
to par. Take time to talk
things over. Travel for busi-
ness or pleasure.
'dli.all, l l l i. h.'i ". ill I-c ti
your best interest. You can get a
great deal accomplished if you
bring work home. You can help
sort out problems that friends
are facing. Expect problems
with settlements that you are
trying to resolve.
Social events will be plen-
tiful. It will do you some
good. Don't overspend to
impress someone who
interests you. Your person-
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Your lucky day this week
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PAGE B-4 -T"L. L MAY2.
The Bluewaves vs The Marietta Storm -The
final score was 130 to 113 BlueWaves. The lead-
ing scorer was Michael Stern, Jersey Number 0.
Michael scored 31 points. Reynaldo Norman,
Jersey #3, scored 26 points.
JACKSONVILLE BLUEWAVES WEATH- "
ER STORM TO REMAIN UNDEFEATED
The Jacksonville Bluewaves defeated the
Marietta Storm 130-113 in its first home game
of the season. The win improves the
Bluewaves' record to 3-0 in the team's inaugu-
The Bluewaves outscored the Storm by 20
points in the second half after trailing 62-59 at -.
halftime. Bluewaves guard, Mike Stumrns (Fort
Worth, TX), lead the way offensively scoring
31 points. Bluewaves guard, Renaldo Norman
(Jacksonville, FL), followed Sturns' effort con- i.'-: ;-.- ... --
tributing 26 points of his own toward the win. -U-0
Five players recorded double digits in scoring #3 Reynaldo Norman had 26pts. "
for the Bluewaves. Storm guard Lance Perigue
led all scorers with 33 points. J C SV L SHAR VA
The Bluewaves next game will be at home JACKSONVILLE SHARKS Vs. TULSA
May 21 against the Florida Flight. Tip off for
game is at 7 p.m. in the Edward Waters College TAL O N S:
gymnasium (1859 Kings Road 32209).
Tickets are on sale now and will be sold on
game day at $3 for children ages 5-12, $5 for ,. 1
military and students and $8 for adults.
About the Jacksonville Bluewaves ___ / 4
The Jacksonville Bluewaves organization is a
part of the WBA (World Basketball-
Association), whose goal is to develop basket-
ball players for and expose them to the NBA,
NBDL, CBA and international scouts. In line
with the goals of the WBA, the Bluewaves
organization also serves as a training ground to
develop professional players, coaches and per- -..-l.,-
sonnel on and off the court. It places an empha- .. .
sis on fundamental and career development, ,- -" '''' "
community involvement and education. Sharks Bernard Morris eyes running lane Sharks Linebacker RaJohn Myles sacks Talon QB
",. Sharks Get Last
"...Bite On Talons and
,. ,, ..~..i. -Won 62-60 -The
Sharks nipped the
Talons with no time
remaining to earn
their third win of the
0 "season and second
win in the Sharks
inaugural season 62-
% I The Sharks
S . played a home game
.in Jacksonville on
May. 14th, where
their defense demor-
alized Dallas in
S, Trailing by four
,-..touchdowns late in
the first half, Dallas
.. :I* "climbed to within a
*..* *.touchdown three
I* *. * "times before the
I,', 'Sharks prevailed 70-
*.-.. ...49 and sent 10,052
-. ,",-- --fans home from
F"oen hFEP:R"E Jacksonville
... _. . : .... ...- :,., A rena happy..
P A f' -7 P 4
MAY 22, 2010
I COX ART OF HAIR BARBER SHOP HONOR ROLL FOR THE THIRD SEMESTER
Cox Art of Hair Barber Shop is again proud to recognize the
following Honor Roll students for the third nine weeks of
the school year. We continue to encourage all students to
do their very best to be the best and get a good education.
We also encourage parents to take a active role in their
LIST OF HONOREES:
1.Craig Hightower- A&B Honor Roll
Sally B. Mathis Elementary
2.Koree Kennedy A & B Honor Roll
Esprit DeCorps Center
3.Terrance McGruder II A & B Honor Roll
Southside Estates Elementary
4.Aundrey Mosley Jr. A & B Honor Roll
Merrill Road Elementary
5.Edward Watkins II A & B Honor Roll
Paxon Advanced Studies
6.Deuntae Williams A & B Honor Roll
Reynolds Lane Elementary
Continuation of last week.
RIBAULT HIGH MARINE
CORPS JUNIOR RESERVE
OFFICER TRAINING CORPS
Female Physical Fitness Team Wins
Nationals in San Diego _7 5
JACKSONVILLE The Ribault High "
School MCJROTC (Marine Corps Junior Reserve
Officer Training Corps) Female Physical Fitness Team took home first place at the
2010 National High School Physical Fitness Championships this past weekend in
The team competed against four other Female Regional MCJROTC
Champions and placed first, making them the Female National Champions for the
entire MCJROTC program out of a total of 232 schools.
Created by the U.S. Marines Youth Foundation, the National Youth Physical
Fitness Program provides a mental, moral and physical challenge, and establishes
reachable goals for students. The program is designed to teach kids at an early age
about the importance of staying healthy and promotes a "Fitness for Life" message.
During their competitions, students compete in a total of five different timed
events, including sit-ups, push-ups, the standing long jump, pull-ups and a 300-yard
MAYOR PEYTON LAUNCHES NEWEST BOC
BOOK CLUB SERIES
"WVE SALUTE OUR MILITARY!" WILL BE DISTRIBUTED TO
MEMBERS OF THE 2010-11 CLUB BEGINNING IN AUGL
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. May 17, 2010 Jacksonville Mayor John F
Jacksonville Children's Commission; the City of Jacksonville Military Affairs, Ve
Disabled Services Division and members of the early literacy and military cc
today held a news conference to present the newest book in Mayor Peyton's
series, "We Salute our Military!".
Announced at the Veterans Memorial Wall after the nation celebra
Forces Day this past weekend, the 13th book in the popular series recognizes
butions of Jacksonville's military community while better preparing -4-year-ol(
kindergarten by increasing the number of books and learning materials in their
turn, this helps provide a solid foundation for increased literacy and scholastic
"With approximately 250,000 residents currently serving our military,
150,000 resident veterans, the military is an integral part of Jacksonville s pa
and future," said Mayor Peyton. "Our military families are a cherished part of tr
nity and the newest installment in the Book Club series is a testament to our r,
support for those families, while at the same time providing another opportunity
foundation of educational success for our pre-kindergartners."
As part of the announcement. Mayor Peyton read the book aloud to 'ch
attend the child development centers at NAS Mayport and NAS Jax.
Registration for the seventh year of Mayor Peyton's Book Club beg
2010. "We Salute our Military!' will be included in the bag for the 2010-2011
Like the other books in the series, the characters are real local children
to this book are other adult characters based on real individuals sern.ing in tl
Featured in the book are: Lt Junior Grade Jason D Elfe. a U S. Na.Jav, pilot
Schantz, a U.S. Navy pilot and Chief Petty Officer Tara r.arie Novakowski, L\E
U.S. Navy aviation electrician.
The book is co-authored b> Donna Peacock Hanrar,.k and Ginie
Preston, sisters of the original books author the late Fran Peacoc- Col-.er I
are by Ethan Long The book was de.'eloped through a collaborati.e effort lb
City of Jacksonville Military Affairs Dijision chief Bob Buehn and manage
Conyers and the Jacksonville Children s Commission ,which mrnange- tl
Jacksonville! early literacy program.
shuttle run. The entire team competed in each
event at the same time with a minute break in
between every event.
Ribault's team represented the entire state of
B .Florida, as well as the second region, which
consists of 49 MCJROTC programs. Team
members are Genesis Towles, Cora Mcleod,
Jessica Patterson, Brittney Neavins, Whittney
Neavins and Kimarri Fulton. They are coached
by First Sergeant Anthony E., Landrum and
Master Sergeant James R. Smith II.
The National High School Physical Fitness Championships are held in San
Diego each spring, and can accommodate up to 100 teams (the top 50 male and
female teams in the country). All teams that attend nationals have the trip to San
Diego funded by the U.S. Marines Youth Foundation, Inc.
Duval County Public Schools, the nation's 21st largest school district, oper-
ates 166 schools and serves approximately 123,000 students. The school district is
committed to providing high quality 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.
Book Club '',
ds to enter
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I bve join irin the 'flwvIover!
SmbmoriiDal is atimefor peopeto
-- remember and share memories of the
Y >peop b who have fought and gren up
--- the rives for our country. y* remem ber
_______ them when we o d parades in their
honor, decorate their graes with fbwers and watch military jets fly
oerhead. Memorial Day is also agcod time to honor our living veterans.
Ve do this when we listen to them tell stories about there military service
orwe askthem to laj our padres. Ve also honor them when we raise.
funds to meet any special needs they rry hane, when they come home
after serving there country.
On Memorial Day
1. people in ___ ae matching to the
cernteryfor memory ial events 2
2. are decorating graves of
oldiers and bwed ones
3. ae being said for peace 3
4. ae firing salutes
5. a is being laid attheTomb of
the Unknowns (srvicepeopb) in
Alington Natonal Cemetery 5
6. ae f ying iat haf-mast
7. a___ is sounding taps' eat
8. little filbd with fbwers
ae being set upon the waters to
hornr those who hae died at sea
9. ___ ae playing patrbtic songs
10. ae roaming overhead to
ho nor servcepeop e who have died
How We Remember..
T here are many ways in w hic h we honor and keep memory ies alive!
Match the ways below Then,find a nd circ the words in the p uzle
1. dislaying A. parades
2. marching in B. flags
3. decorating service peop le_ C. salutes (
4. flying ___ at alf-mst D. medals
5 .friing twenty-orne-gun E.graves
1. reading aservicepersons
2. listening to.
3. paying 'Taps' on a___
4. watching a explaining wa events
5. praying for ___ verewhere
Help little mouse find his family picnic basket:
Reading Ckib Fun
) This summer we
will give awaydozens
of books and bts of
stickers to encourage
kds to read.
the entry form ar
rules next veek!
When we gather to listen to a bugler sou nd ing taps, or when we watc h the
wreath being laid at the Tomb of the UJnknowrs (so iers and other service
people) in rlington Natbnal Cemetery, we ae siring,
"We rermeber you and we...
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Ea h of t Ihse flags stands for a btter of the alp habet.
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