This item has the following downloads:
Al M K
I NRTHASTFLOIDXSiODETLAGST, MST EADF-IAN MERIANSWNEINESPAER
Rated "A" by
______ THE _
Reaa ie -lorinaa
and Georgia Star
Listen to IMPACT
Radio Talk Show.
Still the people's
choice, striving to
make a difference.
No Unemployment Extension New Fire Chief for Jacksonville
Mayor John Peyton, as
The line was long as hundreds, including r required, is now putting
Some retired school teachers, waited to receive o together his transition team
food from Second Harvest and True Light of God for the next mayor. In doing
in Christ Church Saturday, almost two weeks so, he appointed Dan Kleman
I since mid-term election that changed the domi- as head, who presently serves
nant party in the House of Representatives, mak- r as director of Jacksonville's
ing the 'party of no' more stronger. So, congress Fire-Rescue Department and
went back to work and on their fourth day, reject- replaced him with Dr. Charles
ed a bill that would have extended unemploy- Moreland. Moreland will need
ment benefits for another three months. The vote to be confirmed by the City
was 258 to 154, not the two-third needed to fast- Council. He has been with
track procedures. Therefore, four million Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department for twenty years. He
Americans are set to lose their benefits when they expire November 30. has served as chairman of the department's rescue division
The Republicans say they want their country back, claiming extending unemployment benefits would since 2003 and will be the city's second African American
increase the deficit. In the meantime, they are committing to extending tax cuts to the very wealthy while Chief. Prior to Peyton, Ray Alfred served.
cutting what they see as government support programs, for the unemployed and don't forget those whose In 2009, Chief Moreland was named EMS Administrator of
benefits have already run to 99 weeks and the 17 to 25 percent unemployed young African Americans and the Year by the Florida Association of County EMS. He
Hispanics over the past decade, including the number of homeless Americans and the millions without received his bachelor from Edward Waters College. He also
healthcare. With this rejection right before Thanksgiving and Christmas, who can be blamed? has a degree in nursing, a doctorate of education and a masters
in public administration from Nova Southeastern University.
In Duval County, five precincts had over 70 percent voter turnout on November 2nd. Dr. Moreland was the first minority to serve as chief of rescue
tvn -" o-**-ued on Page A-7 and led a command of more than 200 personnel.
Sheriff Doesn't Agree with Ruling The Knowles Dismissed Divorce Proceedings
Sheriff John Rutherford did not wish a citizens review board when it came to inci- No one is discussing why Tina and Matthew
dents involving his office but he was not against citizens and reporters being able to Knowles, parents of Beyonce Knowles, did not
observe the hearings. However, the Fraternal Order of Police, representing local appear at the Harris County Court in Houston,
officers, sued the city of Jacksonville, claiming the hearings should be confidential. Texas on Monday. They were scheduled to appear
A circuit judge ruled in favor of the city but the organization then appealed the regarding finalizing their divorce which was filed
ruling. by Mrs. Knowles in November 2009. The couple
The First District Court of Appeals overturned the ruling, agreeing with the union. had been married for 29 years when it was learned,
Sheriff Rutherford and many of the community leaders feel this was a bad decision and proven through a DNA test, that Matthew
on the part of the appeal court and that such closed hearings would cause the com- Knowles had fathered a child in Los Angeles and is
munity to not trust officers of the department because such would set up the possi- now paying child support. The judge dismissed the case.
ability for them to hide or not disclose information. The Sheriff, the NAACP and oth-
ers intend to fight the ruling.
House Fire Takes the
Life of a City Leader
Lt.Col. Carl L. Adams, Sr.
Retired, died Thursday morning,
Veterans Day. It is reported that
Adams attended a Masonic Lodge
meeting Wednesday night and his
house went up in flames early the
next morning. Adams' body was
found about two hours after the
The 63-year-old was a retired
lieutenant colonel, a teacher and past District Deputy
Grand Master of the Masonic Lodge. Memorial
Service will be Saturday at 10 a.m., St. Paul AME.
Jacksonville in Top Ten of
U.S. Most Religious Cities
Health, a mag-
azine that did
a survey of
oL w communities
.... -- in the United
"M1 States, named
un 100 cities as
the "most reli-
zine considered each city's per capital number of places
of worship, religious organizations and the number of
volunteers supporting them, as well as financial contri-
butions. Jacksonville was in the top ten of the group,
and was the only Florida city in the top ten. Colorado
Springs, Colorado was number one. Jacksonville was
by Tony & Eva
Tony Parker of the San
Antonio Spurs and his
wife, actress Eva
Longoria were married in
2007. Everyone felt that
there was so much love,
the marriage would last
for a lifetime. However,
on Wednesday, Eva
placed a note on Twitter
stating that even though
she and Tony loved each
other very much, they
were getting a divorce.
Tony later left the same
note on Twitter.
It appears that Tony's
team mate, Brent Barry
and wife were also in the
midst of getting a divorce
and that Tony and Erin
were having an affair,
which she denied but
Leaders Serve as Principal for a Day
Community and business
for a day to spend at Duval
SCounty Public Schools to
experience what it is like at
Si i schools today by becoming
nd .'Principal for a Day.'
The Florida Star owner,
S, and staff person, Daniel
Evans, each spent a day a
.different schools Clara at
Pinedale Elementary with Alicia Hinson as principal and Dan at Stonewall
Jackson with Violetra Ward as principal. They were able to visit classrooms,
observe teacher assessments, sat with coaches for the teachers and observed
parents who visited the schools for discussion as well students who said they
need attention for small medical complaints, like foot injury.
What was really impressive at Pinedale, said Ms. McLaughlin, was the
strong effort to work with the teachers so that they could better work with the
students to help them learn reading, writing Leaders Continued A-7
Billionaire Brothers of Much
Used Products Fund Tea Party
So you use Georgia-Pacific products Brawny Paper Towels, Quilted Northern
toilet paper, etc. Well then, you are supporting Koch Industries, which is in almost
60 countries and has more than 70,000 employees. It is one of the largest private
companies in America and markets products such as gasoline, diesel,jet fuel, etc. It
operates refineries in Alaska, Minnesota and Texas.
Even though the company said that The New Yorker Magazine story is not com-
pletely correct when it stated that the billionaire brothers are waging a war against
Obama, it has given millions of dollars to attack the federal government, and partic-
ularly the Obama administration.
The Koch brothers say they love what the Tea Party is doing because it shows "how
we are going to take back America", according to the article. They funded such can-
didates as Rubio in Florida.
In 1958, Fred Koch became one of the original members of the John Birch Society.
8 51069 00151 0
Looking for customers to patronize your
business or utilize your services? If you
answered YES, then you need to place an ad
in The Florida or Georgia Star! CALL
90M.7.66-8834 to.iiialace your ad TODAY11.
............. ...... ....... ................ ............. ................. ...
............ ............... ............... .......................... ............................... ...............
.......... C ...... ............
.......... i.: .:..:a n ............ .. C .. C e t
.......... 6M M O 0::::::::d::e::,:::r::ii:::::::O::: p ed
Wiht ie us aNe6 s tory
Cal 94)76-83 r en t o
PAGE A-2 THE STAR NOVEMBER 20, 2010
OWNER/PUBLISHER RICKY McLAUGHLIN
LONZIE LEATH, RINETTA M. FEFIE
MANAGEMENT YOLANDA KNUCKLE, COLUMNS
DENNIS WADE LIZ BILLINGSLEA
SALES & MARKETING OFFICE/ACCOUNTS MANAGER
MAY FORD, LAYOUT EDITOR TIA AYELE, SPECIAL SECTIONS
JULIA BOWERS, CRIME & JUSTICE
ALLEN PROCTOR GEORGIA MARKETING
DESIGN AND WEB SITE PARTNER ANGELA FAVORS MORRELL
BETTY DAVIS DISTRIBUTION
LIFESTYLE/ SOCIETY COLUMNIST HERMAN ROBINSON, DAVID SCOTT
Investigative Reporter: Lonzie Leath, Features: Dementrious Lawrence
Reporters/Photographers: Marsha Phelts, Carl Davis, Laurence Greene, F.
M. Powell III, Michael Phelts, Richard McLaughlin, Andrea F. K. Ortiz,
Angela Morrell, Joseph Lorentzon, Scott Jurrens, Cheryl Williams
Columnists: Ulysses Watkins, Jr., M.D., Ester Davis, Lucius Gantt,
Deanna, Cynthia Ferrell, Delores Mainor Woods, Farris Long
Distribution and Sales: Dan & Pat Randolph, Abeye Ayele, Cassie
Williams, Angela Beans, Tony Beans, Herman Robinson, David Scott
TEL: (904) 766-8834
FAX: (904) 765-1673
(912) 264-3137 Georgia
Serving St. Johns, Clay, Duval, Nassau,
Alachua, Flagler, Marion, McIntosh,
Camden And Glynn County
The Florida and Georgia Star
Newspapers are independent news-
papers published weekly in
Send check or money order or call
with VISA,AmEX,MASCD, DiSCOVER
and subscription amount to:
The Florida Star, The Georgia Star
P.O. Box 40629
Jacksonville, Florida 32203
The Florida Star will not be responsible for
the return of any solicited
or unsolicited manuscripts or photos.
Opinions expressed by columnists in this
newspaper do not necessarily represent the
policy of this paper
Florida Press Association
National Newspaper Association
Amalgamated Publisher, Inc.
Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce
First Coast African American
Chamber of Commerce
Founded In April 1951 By Eric 0. Simpson
First African American Inducted Into
The Florida Press Hall Of Fame
Challenging Racial Prejudice
Challenging racial prejudice in the United States in the 1950s was a daunting undertaking and continues today.
While African-Americans, in the main, again bore the brunt of the backlash, no single person, group, or institu-
tion put civil rights on the national agenda, and no one person, group, or institution saw to it that it stayed on the
The changes in attitude and law that did occur, came about as the result of a shared commitment from many,
many people who took risks, highlighted injustice, and press the cause for change. That commitment was not an
easy one to make then and is missing on present civil and human rights agendas.
Today, its easy for some to forget the historical era of the fifties and sixties and the frequent deaths of civil rights
activists. This is largely due to the lack of Black History infused in school curriculums and Baby Boomers fail-
ing to tell their children and grandchildren the stories as it relates to the civil rights movement.
During the civil rights movement, tens of thousands of people of all races risked not just their standing in the
community, but also their lives, in the hope of building a coalition for racial equality that could not possibly be
ignored. They succeeded in building coalitions, even if the highest ideals of the cause they promoted remain in
some cases, unfulfilled.
The Movement as it came to be known was fueled not only by courageous African-Americans, but also by col-
lege students and religious leaders of many races.
These activists employed the tactics of legal challenges and civil protests including sit-ins, marches, freedom
rides and other initiatives in their efforts to see that African-Americans received equal opportunity and protection
in the United States.
As some groups and individuals are advocating take back America, its important that the religious and civil
rights communities rekindle a diverse movement that seeks to reform the criminal justice system, in the United
States. Also to dismantle the influence of public, private, political, and economic interests in the prison industri-
Over the years, I have come to see more and more clearly the ways in which the criminal/juvenile justice and
the prison system in the United States is fundamentally, bias and must be at the top of a modem day civil and
human rights movement.
Disparity has raised its ugly head in Congress against two senior political icons, Representatives Charles Rangel
and Maxine Waters and because I care passionately about dismantling racism on all levels, we must address this
modem day crisis as it continues to create hardships and fill jails and prisons and at a great lost and cost to African
Americans, other minorities, and the poor.
"At no time do we condone wrongness on either side of the wall"
Richard P. Burton, Sr., Director
PROJECT R.E.A.C.H., INC.
P.O. Box 440248
Jacksonville, FL 32244
Bus: 904-786-7883 Cell: 610-349-3358
Regardless of your educational level, size of your automobile or where you resides,
you are still a negro in America.
If this is not another wake up call for economic self empowerment; what will it
take now to wake-up some mis-educated, under-educated, uneducated and misguid-
ed spiritually, emotionally and mentally challenge people?
Until you begin to believe in self, make sacrifices for you're children's children,
embrace education as mandatory in our communities, decrease materialistic con-
sumption and stop giving money to pimping (male and female) bishops and pastors,
stop electing misguided and self serving BP's (Black Politicians) and stop looking
for a hand-out, until then we will continues to be free slaves with no culture, direc-
tion or love for self, family and community.
It's time to take a serious look at the African American Economic Roadmap pre-
pared by me in 2004 for the African American community if you're serious about a
collective change for the African American community. Keep in mind that Asians
own their own businesses and employed their own people.
Ps. I want to thank all of the religious fanatics that voted for George Bush not once
but twice in the name of Jesus. You are definitely receiving your blessing with high-
er taxes, negro students left behind in education (Raines and Ribault situation is
criminal intent), unemployment, foreclosures, medical and educational expenses,
your stupidity card is in the mail.
Pete Jackson, its time for the first annual 2010 Jacksonville African American
Economic Summit now at your church. I hope you don't need Mr. (Chalrl / permis-
sion to have the summit. If that is the case let Mr. (Cha rl/, tell you where we can have
it. It does not matter to me the location but I need you at the table along with two or
three more serious minded people. I know of three people I can trust without a
I'm back and "sick and tired of being sick and tired," (Fannie Lou Hamer), lead,
follow or get the hell out of the way.
TUNE IN TO IMPACT LISTEN AND TALK
FM 105.3 -WJSJ 5:30 P.M. AND 11:30 P.M.
AM 1360 WCGL 8:30 P.M.
Clara McLaughlin and IMPACT
Call and Talk 5:30 pm 904-854-8255; 8:30 pm 904-766-9285
Listen on the Web: www.radiofreejax.com
5:30 p.m. and 11:30 p.m.
The Florida Star The Georgia Star The People's Choice
Serving since 1951
More brand new live local talk
than on other radio
WJSJ = FM 1053
North Florida & Southern Georgia
Some of our local shows include Andy
Johnson, Brother Stan the Union Man, Truck,
Clara McLaughlin for The Florida and Georgia
Star, Progressive Roots, 1: the Indy Music
Some of our national shows include
Ed Schultz, Thom Hartmann and
CBS Radio News Every half-hour
Call in (904) 854-TALK
Progressive Talk Radio 24 hours
daily. All programs are streamed
on the web
Want to Advertise? Call: (904) 425-3375
NO VEMBER 2 0, 2 010
Faith In Our Community
Schedule of Events and Services
THE CHRISTIAN GIRLS CLUB MINISTRIES
will celebrate our 20th Anniversary on December 3rd
& 4th, 2010 at The Hyatt Regency-Jacksonville
Riverfront in beautiful downtown Jacksonville, Florida.
Thanks to the community for your prayers and partici-
pation during our past 19 years. We're asking that all
members who have worked with this organization in
the past 19 years, and wish to participate in our Grand
Celebration of Life, please contact us at 904-398-8517.
FRIENDSHIP PRIMITIVE BAPTIST CHURCH
will be celebrating their Annual Family/Friends Day
and Home Coming Sunday, November 21, 2010, begin-
ning with 9:30 a.m. Sunday School, Morning Worship
Services at 11:00 a.m. Church is located at 1106 Pearce
St. For more information, contact (904) 353-7734.
EPIPHANY BAPTIST CHURCH is hosting it's 14th
ANNUAL THANKSGIVING FEAST on Saturday,
November 20th from 12:00 noon to 3:00 p.m. Our
menu is the traditional Thanksgiving dinner with
desserts and assorted beverages. Dine in only. Clothes
will also be given away. Epiphany is located at 663
South McDuff Ave. Phone 384-8129.
ST. PHILIPS EPISCOPAL CHURCH, Rector Rev.
Hugh W. Chapman and parishioners joyfully
announce the celebration of their 30th Annual Unity
Day weekend, starting Friday, December 3, 2010 with
the annual Dinner/dance at the Clarion Airport (2101
Dixie Clipper Road, Ticket: $35.00 per person) and
concludes on Sunday, December 5, 2010 at 10:00 a.m.
Renowned Jacksonville native, Mr. Al Letson, host of
the State of the Reunion on National Public Radio is the
Unity Day Mass of Thanksgiving, speaker St. Philips
located at 321 West Union Street (corner of Pearl) since
it's founding in 1882 gives thanks for the blessings of
2010, the opportunity of 128 years of witnessing in this
city of Jacksonville, and pray that brothers and sisters in
Christ will be able to join us as we celebrate our 30th
Unity day festivities. For more information please con-
tact us by calling the church at (904) 354-8010/354-
FAITH UNITED MIRACLE TEMPLE 1860 West
5th St., with Bishop Desso Benjamin, Host Pastor and
Dr. Rhonda Mitchell-Addo, Coordinator. The North
Eastern Emancipation Celebration Association kicks
off its 1ST SOUTHERN CELEBRATION, January 1,
2011 at 12 Noon. "148 Years of Freedom- Lets We
Forget. All people welcome. For more information
call 904-647-5981. Come and relive the day of free-
TEMPLE OF REFUGE MINISTRIES -4578 St.
Johns Ave., Healing and Miracles Crusade. Come wor-
ship with us and receive an impartation! A fresh word,
healing and deliverance. Guest Speakers: Anointed
Evangelist Verde Worek and Evangelist Dwayne Worek
of Agusta, GA. Friday, November 12, 2010 at 7:30
p.m., and Saturday, November 13, 2010 at 1:30 p.m.
Refreshments will be served. For more information,
call (904) 674-4708.
TURN BACK TO GOD at the Hemming Plaza-
Downtown Jacksonville, November 13, 2010. This
event is FREE, with Free food, brand new clothes, free
furniture, free appliance, lots of vendors. Speakers from
Mayor office, Sheriff office, and Gospel Singing. Also
there will be preaching from Bishop Williams and
Pastor Coleman from the Word of Faith Church.
Listings are due the Tuesda before the next issue.
Email submissions preferred. Send to: info@
________ THE _
For the Church Page
Wednesday @ 2:00 P.M.
Call: (904) 766-8834 ask for Liz
or EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
Bishop Everlena Dunn
to Celebrate the Temple's
Bishop Everlena Dunn,
founder and leader of Dunn's
Temple will celebrate the 60th
Year of the organization,
Sunday, November 21, 2010
at 3:00 p.m. in the Mary L.
Singleton Senior Center
located at 150 East 1st Street.
An interesting program has been planned for your
enjoyment. Bishop Larry Boston will be the speaker.
There will be many other outstanding talents of the
Ask Us About Our
If there had been a death
in your family yesterday,
what would you be doing
-- 1 Program
FAMILY OWNED AND OPERATED
ALPHONSO WEST MORTUARY, INC.
441109 Souel Dr. .I:Lckson\ille. FL 322118
Tel: (9114) 766-9671 Fai: (9114) 766-2354
Jacqueline Y. Bairtle%
ADAMS, Lt. Col. Carl
L., Sr., 63, died
November 11, 2010.
BEALS, Paul Dewayne,
funeral service will be
held November 20, 2010.
Michelle, 45, died
November 15, 2010.
Mae, 78, died November
Raymond, funeral service
will be November 20,
FOY, Mr. Creswell, died
November 18, 2010.
HARRIS, Ms. Catherine,
99, died November 17,
Jeanette, died November
HICKS, Henry, 67, died
November 15, 2010.
HILL, Linda, 58, died
November 16, 2010.
James, 90, died
November 17, 2010.
JONES, Ruth, died
November 14, 2010.
funeral service will be
held November 19, 2010.
PAUL, David, died
November 14, 2010.
Tatyana Larrisha, died
November 14, 2010.
Michael, funeral service
will be held November
RICKS, Noelle, 49, died
November 16, 2010.
SHIPP, Eugene Weldon,
funeral service will be
held November 20, 2010.
funeral service will be
held November 20, 2010.
Alphonso West Mortuary,
WILSON, Alvin Darryl,
Sr., died November 15,
PARRISH, Jimmie, died
November 21, 2010.
Doretha, died November
Shikala Arielle Nyshae,
22 months, of Brunswick
died November 7, 2010.
K The Church Directory
"Come and Worship With Us"
New Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church
1824 Prospect Street Jacksonville, FL 32208
Sunday School .....................................9:30 a.m .
Sunday Morning I
Intercessory Prayer....................10:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ......................11:00 a.m. 1
2nd & 3rd Sundays (Old Sanctuary)
Tuesday Pastoral Bible Study ................ 7:00 p.m.
Rev. Joe Calhoun, Pastor Emeritus ,
(904) 764-5727 Church ,.,
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.
Pa. ites Chapel A.M.E. Church
u i i.Ih. lI'n: Street, P.O. Bo'% *'"5 Biiin.i ick i I521i
.... (912 1 (2619559
S.. R, A. v. Richard li .ii A, r,. [ ,.,
I' Sunday Chinich Snl 1
A Lit t 'li.ni I'n \| ii 'if i ci'" 9 15 I 55
...., "I'" in, \\>il ],p i.'l', uii. J1 ? a.-*ni l 'j'jr -
(Il C In U.i Srud', i \\cckl'. Bilic Itud, I -
SMiinJ.i, Nit. I '" I 8:30 p.m.
Join Us as We i,, Ii i,/ fI. ,,J of God and Enrich Our Souls!
Tune In To
Clara McLaughlin Yvonne Brooks
Tuesday and Thursday
from 8:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
The Florida Star and Impact
Striving To Make A Difference!
NOVEMBER 20, 2010
Publix Young Turkey
We- I-ilve :i wIi:l v'iet'-ty ,:,f size's s of young,
I:r i:,::l-tl:,ir :1-te UILDA-Il-: :ie: red, Grade A
frioze- i tillr1: e '-:i 'n:- 1: 1 ,ii, l-ose the one
pt:.r -t ftri v i,:, :gjl- l '-iii:g, 10- to 24-lb
Land 0 Lakes 2R -Kraft 2 o4o
Sweet Cream Butter ...FOR 500 Shredded Cheese F..... OR
Assorted Varieties, 15 or 16-oz pkg. Or Cubes, Assorted Varieties,
ALL-NATURAL .* 5.8 to 8-oz pkg.
SAVE UP TO 1.98 ON 2 SAVE UP TO 2.78 ON 2
Broth ...........................*D Free
Assorted Varieties, 14.5-oz can
Quantity rights reserved.
'- SAVE UP TO 1.13
VEGETABLES, AND GRAVY
Active Time: 25 minutes, Total T7me: about 3 1/2 hours
- "-* (Makes 8 servings)
.-si 3 medium parsnips
5 medium carrots
4 celery ribs
2 large onions
2 bay leaves
1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt,
4 oz unsalted butter (1 stick)
1/2 cup flour
IF YOU'RE STARVED FOR TIME THIS
THANKSGIVING, OUR DELI DINNERS ARE
READY TO HEAT AND EAT
Tu rkey D in n er ............... .................. .................3 9 99
The centerpiece of the traditional holiday feast is a succulent, fully cooked
10- to 12-lb turkey. Ours comes with delicious old-fashioned cornbread dressing,
homestyle mashed potatoes, gravy, cranberry-orange relish, and apple-cranberry
cobbler for dessert. Just heat dinner before serving, Serves 7 to 10, each
SURPRISINGLY LOW PRICE
2 (14-oz) cans reduced-sodium
1 (12-1b) Publix Turkey
(thawed, following package
1 teaspoon poultry seasoning
1/2 teaspoon pepper
* Preheat oven to 325F.
* Peel parsnips and carrots. Cut parsnips, carrots,
and celery into 1-inch pieces.
* Peel onions and cut into quarters.
1. Place vegetables, bay leaves, and 1/2 teaspoon of the salt
into turkey roasting pan.
2. Place butter in microwave-safe bowl; cover and microwave
on HIGH 30 seconds or until melted. Whisk in flour and
1 can of the chicken broth until blended. Pour into pan over
vegetables. Place wire roasting rack in pan
3. Remove turkey from packaging (remove giblets
and neck for another use). Sprinkle turkey evenly
with poultry seasoning, pepper, and remaining
1/2 teaspoon salt. Place on roasting rack, breast
side up; (wash hands). Roast turkey about 2 hours.
4. When turkey is golden brown, cover loosely with
foil. Roast 1 more hour or until 165F. Use a meat
thermometer to accurately ensure doneness.
(Ovens and size of turkeys vary; adjust time, as
much as 30 minutes, as needed. Refer to packaging
to determine time for larger turkey.) Transfer turkey
to carving board; let stand 15-20 minutes before
carving. Transfer vegetables to serving dish; remove
and discard bay leaves (cover to keep warm).
5. For additional pan gravy, heat remaining chicken
broth (in microwave or on stovetop). Whisk hot broth
(up to 1 can, as needed) into gravy until desired
consistency. Transfer gravy to saucepan; cover and
heat on low to keep warm. Carve turkey and serve.
CARVE YOUR TURKEY
LIKE A PRO WITH EASY
See the complete video of how to prepare and
carve your turkey -even make gravy!-at publix.com.
When your turkey is done,
remove it from the oven, cover
with foil, and let it sit for 15-20
minutes before placing on a
clean cutting surface.
Separate the drumsticks from
the thighs by holding the tip
of each drumstick and cutting
through the joint where it
meets the thighbone.
Hold each drumstick by the tip,
resting the larger ends on the
cutting board. Slice parallel to the
bones until all meat is sliced.
,. ...H"* *
NOVEMBER 20, 2010 THE STAR PAGE A-S
A HEARTY HOLIDAY MEAL
P U B L X
Fresh Yellow Squash ................... .991b
Along with being high in fiber and vitamin C, squash is
incredibly versatile and makes a beautiful, colorful addition
to your Thanksgiving table. Add it to soup or salad; steam
or saute and serve as a side dish; or use it to make our
squash casserole (recipe included).
SURPRISINGLY LOW PRICE
Potato Rolls, 12-Count ................. 99
We bake our potato rolls fresh daily in the Publix Bakery so
they have a delicious, rich flavor and soft, dense texture.
Enjoy them just the way they are or warm them in the oven.
They're perfect for your Thanksgiving dinner, 15-oz pkg.
SAVE UP TO 1.00
Pepperidge Farm 4 A00
S tu ffi n g OR.........................................
Whether you add your family's favorite extras-cooked
sausage, cranberries, mushrooms, and more-or serve it
hot from the oven just as it is, this side dish is always a star.
Made from premium Pepperidge Farm breads and a blend of
special seasonings, our stuffing is a gratifying must for your
Thanksgiving meal, 12 or 14-oz bag
SAVE UP TO 1.38 ON 2
Baby Cut Carrots ....... F ee
A very good source of vitamin A and dietary fiber,
carrots are actually members of the parsley family.
When you buy baby carrots, all the work is done for
you-just add them to your favorite recipe. Or just cook
them up and top with a bit of butter and a sprinkling of
brown sugar. Give your Thanksgiving a touch of nature's
sweetness, 2-lb bag Quantity rights reserved.
SURPRISINGLY LOW PRICE
S_ C elery ........................F re e
Grown in California, Fresh, each
Quantity rights reserved.
SAVE UP TO 1.79
Chardonnay Wine ...... Free
A great wine-and-food combination makes both
wine and food taste better. Here's to a feast with family
and friends! 750-ml bot. Quantity rights reserved.
SURPRISINGLY LOW PRICE
Cranberry-Orange Relish. -
SURPRISINGLY LOW PRICE
P u m p k in P ie .......................................
Why search for ingredients and get out your mixer?
Our Publix Bakery Pumpkin Pies are the perfect dessert. Along
with being fresh and delicious, they taste just as good as any pie
you'd make at home. Pick some up today and serve plain,
with a little whipped topping, or ice cream, 24-oz size
SAVE UP TO 3.00
Cool Whip i Free
Assorted Varieties, 8-oz bowl
Quantity rights reserved.
SAVE UP TO 1.95
Active Time: 20 minutes, Total Time: 40 minutes
(Makes 9 servings)
1 1/2 Ib fresh yellow squash, thinly sliced
1 medium fresh onion, finely chopped
2 medium fresh carrots, coarsely shredded
1 tablespoon water
1 (3.5-oz) stick herb garlic butter
1 (18.5-oz) can chicken corn chowder
1 (8-oz) bag shredded sharp
Cheddar cheese, divided
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2 cups cornbread stuffing mix
2 tablespoons pre-cooked bacon pieces
1. Preheat oven to 400F. Slice squash and chop onion. Microwave squash, onions, and water on
HIGH 7-8 minutes or until tender. Shred carrots.
2. Drain squash VERY thoroughly in colander. Melt butter in microwave. Combine squash, chowder, carrots,
1 cup cheese, salt, and pepper until blended.
3. Combine butter and stuffing mix. Place one-half of the stuffing in bottom of 2-quart baking dish.
Top with squash mixture.
4. Stir remaining 1 cup cheese and bacon into other half of stuffing. Spread over squash layer.
Bake 15-20 minutes or until topping is crisp and brown, and sauce bubbles around edge of dish. Serve.
WHETHER WE'RE COOKING OR
OFFERING ADVICE, WE'RE EXPERTS
AT CREATING MEALS
If your wish is to enjoy a delicious, complete meal that you can
simply heat and serve, order a Publix Deli Holiday Dinner.
For details, visit publix.com/entertaining or pick up a
Publix Deli Holiday Dinners brochure from your local store.
All Recipes: Publix Apron's@ Simple Meals
pubxc om / sa ve
Make a deep horizontal cut
into the breast meat just
above the wing.
From the outer top edge of each
breast, continue to slice from the
top down to the horizontal cut made
during the previous step. Repeat
steps 4-5 on the other side.
Remove wings by cutting
through the joints where
the wing bones and
Thursday, November 18 through
Wednesday, November 24, 2010.
Only in Orange, Seminole, Brevard, Columbia, Marion, Flagler,
Volusia, and Alachua Counties in Fla. Quantity rights reserved.
NO VEMBER 2 0, 2 010
PAGE A-6 THE STAR NOVEMBER 20. 2010
CRUSES INTO SEASON 3 FOR
BY RYCH MCCAIN, FEEDBACKRYCH@SBCGLOBAL.NET AND
FACEBOOK CELEB PAGE
PHOTO OF ROBERT TOWNSEND BY KEITH MUNYAN CAST PHOTO
Diary of a Single Mom Cast Photo courtesy of Pic.TV
Thursday, November 18, 2010 marks the third season premiere of
Robert Townsend's "Diary of a Single Mom," for the Public Internet Channel
www.pic.tv. Over the last two seasons, this dramatically powerful show has
won many awards including "Best Indie Soap" The American Soap World
Awards; "Web Series of the Year" L.A. Web Series Festival; "Best Leading
Actress" (Monica Calhoun) in a Web Series 2010; "Best Guest Actor (Billy
Dee Williams) from the Indie Soap Awards 2009 and "Best Dramatic
Writing" (Cheryl L. West" the 14th Annual Webby Awards. The cast includes
Monica Calhoun (The Best Man) as Ocean Jackson, a single mother of two;
striving to keep her family afloat while working to fulfill her own ambitions of
getting her GED, going to college and opening her own business. She
befriends two other single moms, Lupe (Valery Ortiz The N's "South of
Nowhere"), a mother juggling different fathers for each of her two children
while facing health concerns that will change her life, and Peggy (Janice
Lynde "Letters to Dad"), a once wealthy, and recently widowed grand-
mother who finds herself now broke and guardian to her only grandchild.
The three women band together as they strive to triumph over the chal-
lenges of everyday life.
The show's director and producer is Robert Townsend who may be
best known for his film's "Hollywood Shuffle," "Meteor Man" and The WB
Network TV sitcom "The Parent Hood." What compelled Townsend to cre-
ate this show? He responds, "The idea came from a gentleman out of D.C.
named Ray Ramsey. Ray wanted to do a show about single mothers and
he had a show for the web. He approached me and then I brought in a
writer that I had worked with before, Cheryl L. West to write the story. She
worked on a film that I directed called "Holiday Heart". So she wrote the
script but it was Ray's vision and he said three different single mothers from
different ethnic backgrounds and then we discussed it. That's how it all
This show runs on the Public Internet Channel www.pic.tv via the
non-profit organization called "A One Economy Corporation" in association
with V-Studio and Townsend Productions. The Public Internet Channel and
www.pic.tv is a different vehicle for independent producers. How does it
work and how is it financed? Townsend explains, "Pic.TV is financed by var-
ious non-profits in D.C like the Ford Foundation. Different people have
funded it and on that site, people get a lot of information and helpful tips
about life and many things." There is even talk of one of the major cable
networks doing a one hour special on "Diary." Who knows a movie could
happen as well but Townsend is in "Let's-See-What-Happens" mode on that
one. Townsend has always
been on the forefront of mak-
ing projects happen as
opposed to sitting around
complaining and belly-aching
about no work; particularly for
BlackAfrikan people. When he
did "Hollywood Shuffle," back
in the 80's, the technology to
produce videos and digital
films was not available like it is
today. So what are the hurdles
that keep potential Black
Afrikan film makers from com-
pleting projects today? He
ponders that one and says
bluntly, "There aren't a lot of
obstacles for young film mak-
ers to make movies and televi-
sion shows and what have you
because the technology is
affordable now. It is much eas-
ier now for those who have the
passion to make it happen!
Photo by Keith Munyan
(BPRW) Thandie Newton Powerfully Performs For
Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When
the Rainbow is Enuf
Groundbreaking Work of Literature Now a New Audiobook
(BLACK PR WIRE) What: Audible.com presents the Obie Award-winning for colored
girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf, new in audio. Soon to be a
star-studded movie, this mesmerizingly original story is performed by one of the film's
stars, acclaimed actress Thandie Newton. Playwright, poet, and novelist Ntozake Shange
(Some Sing, Some Cry) chronicles the interconnected lives of a group of women, explor-
ing shatteringly difficult issues, and evoking the indomitable power of enduring hope and
joy. The New York Times called the book, "rich with the author's special voice: by turns
bitter, funny, ironic, and savage; fiercely honest and personal." Thandie Newton, from the
movies Crash, The Pursuit of Happyness, and W., captures the author's uniquely vivid and
lyrical voice, as well as each emotion, with heartbreaking clarity in a fearless, passionate,
and inspiring performance.
When: Now available
Where: Online at Audible.com/forcoloredgirls and in the iTunes Store
Who: Audible.com serves customers who want to purchase and download digital audio-
books to a computer or mobile device. The exclusive audiobook provider for iTunes,
Audible.com features the largest selection of digital audiobooks, with over 85,000 avail-
able titles. Audible.com also produces content that wouldn't otherwise be available in
audio. Audible.com is a subsidiary of Amazon.com, Inc.
For more information about Audible, visit http://www.audible.com.
NO VEMBER 2 0, 2 010
One Moma is a 501 ( C) (3) non-
profit organization based out of San
Francisco that provides greatly needed
medical and midwife birthing assistance
in the Kirindi Village in Uganda, Africa.
This weekend, the organization will be
the benefactor of the ShaBoom
Costmetics Launch Party and Shoes For
The Stars hosted by Christina De Rosa
and Jason Graham in Beverly Hills. For
tax deductible donations to this worthy
cause go to www.onemoma.org.
New Location Launch:
Gina Everett, celebrity hairstylist
dubbed "Hair Doctor," is celebrating this
weekend with her star clients and other
guests at the opening of her 360 Atelier
barber, salon and spa at a new location,
7667 Melrose Ave on the trendy world
famous Melrose Ave fashion strip in
New A&R Registry:
The November/December issue
of the A&R Registry is out. The compa-
ny that publishes it also released The
Music Publisher Registry and The Film
& Television Music Guide. These are
very top of the list, up-to-date references
books for those who are serious about
knowing who to contact. Go to
www.musicregistry.com for more info.
While he is on his way to an
Arkansas federal prison to serve 11
months for a parole violation stemming
from a weapons charge conviction; rap-
per/actor T.I. has dropped his 7th album
titled "No Mercy" with the smash single
"Get Back Up" ft. Chris Brown. The sin-
gle is due out Dec. 7th on the Grand
Hustle/Atlantic label. Elektra Records
artist Cee Lo Green's new album "The
Lady Killer," is blowing up big time with
the smash single "F*** You." Over the
next couple of weeks, Green has booked
every TV talk show i.e., late night, mid-
day and morning in the book. Green also
has his own half-hour interview and per-
formance show called "Lay It Down" on
The Fuse Internet TV Network which
airs every Wednesday at 11:PM/10:PM
C with additional airings throughout the
week. Go to www.fusemusic.com/lay-it-
Unstoppable; Twentieth Century
Fox Pictures, Dune Entertainment, a
Prospect Park/Scott Free Production.
Starring Denzel Washington, Chris Pine,
Rosario Dawson, Kevin Dunn, Ethan
Suplee, Kevin Corrigan, Lew Temple,
Kevin Chapman, T.J. Miller, Jessy
Schram and David Warshofsky. Directed
by Tony Scott. Written by Mark
Bomback. Produced by Julie Yom, Tony
Scott, Mimi Rogers, Eric McLeod and
Alex Young. What starts out as a typical
day for railroad engineer Frank Barnes
(Washington) and his rookie conductor
Will Colson (Pine) ends up in a heart
stopping, high stakes, life and death
drama when a freight train accidently
gets away from a bungling engineer who
left it running unattended while switch-
ing the track himself. The train becomes
a monster "coaster" as they label a run-
away train but this one has enough
chemicals on board to take out an entire
town. The drama is non-stop, the tension
is extremely high and the intensity will
keep you on the edge of your seat
throughout the entire film. This one is a
Moring Glory; Paramount
Pictures, a Bad Robot Productions, in
association with Goldcrest Pictures LTD.
Starring Rachel McAdams, Harrison
Ford, Diane Keaton, Patrick Wilson, Jeff
Goldblum, John Pankow, Matt Malloy
and Patti D'Arabnville. Directed by
Roger Michell. Written by Aline Brosh
McKenna. Produced by J.J.Abrams and
Bryan Burk. This one is basically the
young upstart Morning Show TV pro-
ducer Becky Fuller (McAdams) vs. the
old fart, veteran but somewhat washed
up reporter Mike Pomeroy (Ford). They
have to meld with the show's other long
time hostess Colleen Peck (Keaton) to
lift the show's ratings and save it from
being dropped. I love Ford, McAdams
and Keaton but skip this one for cable or
Hit me up at feedback-
email@example.com or on my celebrity
interview Facebook page.
Study, Observe and Win!
NO continued from A-1
The five precincts that had over 70 percent voter
turnout were Precinct 14R the Ortega United Methodist
Church, which had a 74.22 percent total voter turnout,
Precincts 03A the Queen's Harbour Yacht and Country
Club, 13G the Adele Grage Cultural Center and 14P the
Ortega United Methodist Church topped 71 percent
turnout and Precinct 05E the Saint Mark's Luthern
Church ELCA, was at 70-90 percent for the Election.
What is this telling the voters around Duval County?
That these people had a planned strategy and commit-
ment that they followed through. The other voters,
African Americans and Hispanics, did not feel it was
important to go out to the polls and therefore will now
suffer the consequence.
Also, please note that most of the precincts were
churches. That is another message on how the pastors
and ministers were helping to get the people out to vote.
It d definitely shows the organization of the tea party
members and how much they believed in what they are
doing and the importance of their desire.
Just as the tea party members stood together for the
November 2, 2010 election, it appear the same thing is
happening with Dancing With the Stars, where Sarah
Palin's daughter keeps getting the high votes from the
audiences, not from the judges. In fact, in a survey, it
was discovered that there are or were web sites,advising
tea party members that they could vote more than one
time by changing e-mail addresses. One lady said she
voted 300 times for Palin's daughter. It also shows that
beliefs are stronger than honesty.
Many African American organizations, including the
Black media tried to let the community know how cru-
cial it was to vote, if they wanted to stop the republicans
from rolling back job creations, healthcare and financial
reforms that President Obama fought and continues to
Richard Burton of Project R.E.A.C.H. said that "the
invisible vapor of racism has caused many young voters
both black and white to distrust the political system and
to skip this past election. Also, many seniors voted out
of fear with the belief that healthcare is reparations and
black kids can beat up white kids with impunity."
What those who are complaining about the high deficit
have forgotten how we got into debt and have not taken
the time to use mathematics.
Rather than cut off unemployment, they should under-
stand that if a person is getting some form of income,
the economy will continue because those unemployed
and homeless will have money to put into the economy,
if it is just for food and clothing, or a place to stay warm
or stay cool.
The unemployment money does place funds back into
the economy through funds just to survive. Will extend-
ing tax cuts to the wealthy make the same impact? Not
as long as jobs are being outsourced and the large com-
panies, like our former vice president, are moving their
Leaders Continued from A-1
Observing the methods that were being passed on to the teachers from the coach-
es, the principal and the consultant from Kentucky, it is believed that Pinedale wil
quickly move from being an "F" school to an "A" school.
Both Florida Star observers saw that the schools were promoting student growth
and performance, evaluating instructional needs of students, planning and deliver-
ing effective instructions and utilizing appropriate classroom management includ-
At Stonewall Jackson Elementary, Dan said he observed that there were no male
teachers. He said that there were two occasions of discipline that he felt a male
presence would have made a difference. He therefore agreed to become a regular
visitor and formed a pact with a class to get the green sticker for behavior more
times than any other class.
The Florida Star also agreed to provide the schools with papers each week.
Florida Home Auctions Nov 1st 20th
Nominal Opening Bids
.._ A. 1 'from $1,000
Sm FL RE LIC BK3223097 DANIEL NELSON BROKER; AUC
V Play LIC AU3928 TONY LANGDON AUCTIONEER. BUYER'S
PPF:MIllIM MAY APPIY
The republicans are saying that the reason the elec-
tions went the way they did is because people want
them to provide help to those in need, not add to the
debt. Unemployment and bringing jobs back to
America will not deepen out debt. Extending unem-
ployment to those who have low income levels will do
much more to stimulate the economy than providing the
wealthiest Americans with additional tax cuts.
It is the method that was used to communicate to
Americans that made them vote the way they did in this
past election. They were fed information that was not
beneficial to them, but beneficial to those who wish to
continue the one percent of America's wealth.
We need more jobs created, and they do not all need to
be desk jobs. We need to begin manufacturing again.
According to reports, the top jobs in America today are
retail salespersons, cashiers, office clerks, food service
workers, registered nurses, waiters and waitresses, cus-
tomer service representatives, material movers, janitors,
stock clerks and order fillers, secretaries, bookkeepers,
general managers, truck drivers and elementary school
Americans need work.
62+ or Disabled Income Eligible
Studi & One bedrooms
WANT YOUR BUSI-
NESS TO GROW?
THE FLORIDA STAR
THE GEORGIA STAR
WE ARE HERE FOR
Down to Business
LET THE POST OFFICE DELIVER
THE FLORIDA or
GEORGIA STAR TO YOU
I want a One Year Subscription to The Florida or Georgia Star! Please
donate 10% of my paid Subscription to the non-profit organization listed
Please send my Paid Subscription to:
State Zip Code
Name of Organization for Donation:
A TRADITION OF EXCELLENCE
( ) 6 Months $22.00
( ) One Year $40.00 ( ) 2 Years -$70.00
SEND TO: The Florida/Georgia Star
Post Office Box 40629
Jacksonville, FL 32203-40629
For details, see
for Online WILLIAMS & WILLIAMS
Bidding worldwide real estate auction
Ann An1 RO An
DRIVERS: CRST NEEDS YOU!
Opportunities! No CDL, No problem!
CDL Training Available. Great Benefits.
Start earning $750-800/wk!
Are your finances all
over the Place?
Do you need a loan to
get them straight?
Bad Credit OK!
NO VEMBER 2 0, 2 010
PAGE A-8 THE STAR NOVEMBER 20, 2010
WE'VE DONE THE WORK.
You CAN TAKE THE CREDIT.
PUBLIC DELI HOLIDAY TURKEY DINNERS
Visit publix.com/entertaining to see our complete selection of mouth-watering
holiday foods. From turkey or ham dinners to a la carte side dishes and meats,
you'll find selections just right for your gathering.
And look for the Thanksgiving Event Planning Center at your neighborhood Publix.
During select times, associates will help you plan your menu so all you have to do
is order and then pick up your fresh selections at one place in the store.
So hurry to Publix and plan your holiday meal.
Then plan to relax with friends and loved ones on Thanksgiving.
Regular Turkey Dinner (7-10 servings) $39.99
Includes 10- to 12-lb cooked turkey, 8-oz cranberry-orange relish,
old-fashioned cornbread dressing, homestyle mashed potatoes,
32-oz gravy, and apple-cranberry cobbler.
Heating required before serving.
Please place dinner orders in advance. Complete packages start at $39.99.
Heating is required before serving on all dinners. Servingware shown not included.
No VEMBER 2 0, 2 010
B1 M K
NOVEMBER 20. 2010 THE STAR
*1 A LOCAL *
2010 VETERAN'S DAY PARADE IN JACKSONVILLE
Alvin Brown for Mayor of Jacksonville, Frank M. Powell, III President of F M
Powell, Inc. and The Floritht Star and The Georgia Star weekly Newspaper,
Florida U. S. Senator George LeMieux, Governor-Elect Rick Scott, Olive Davis
2nd Lt. Army Nurse Corps oldest female Veteran, Paul J. Forsythe USN Lt.
Commander Oldest Veteran.
Governor-Elect Rick Scott and Alpha Ganious the oldest
(87) and original Montford Pointer Marine June 1943 to
February 1946 WWII Over 30,000 hours VFW 65 years
oldest in Fhorida Mr. Ganious Birthhday is November 15.
THE v~NOVu1FHRER 20- 2010
By: Lucius Gantt
Our beloved President Barack Obama is a cham-
pion that is like another champion. Both Obama and
boxer Floyd Mayweather appear as if they are scared
Mayweather has refused to fight Manny Pacquiao
and the President seems unwilling to battle with
Lord, I hope Obama didn't blow his only chance to
do the things that he promised he would in his thrilling
campaign speeches two years ago.
When Obama won the Presidential Election, he was a Democrat, the
U.S. Senate was Democratic and the House of Representatives was
Democratic. The Democrats that Black people voted for were in power and
could have pushed through any legislation they wanted to.
But no, that was too easy to do. Obama and his team wanted to be known
as consensus builders, non-partisan politicians and friendly aisle-walkers.
Where has that love for political togetherness gotten Americans? Nowhere!
Power never takes a step back, only in the face of more power!
Democrats had power and didn't use it or were afraid to use it.
Perhaps not much significant and ground breaking legislation was done
in the two years of the Obama administration because of Obama's advisors
and Obama's campaign contributors.
Many of Obama's Democratic advisors didn't and still don't have a clue
about what the people want.
Our idea of a good President is not George Bush dipped in chocolate!
We don't want to be forever controlled by beast bankers, stock brokers and
insurance companies. We want elected officials that will fight for us!
Muhammad Ali didn't get to be the greatest champion ever by singing the
praises of his opponents, Ali won battles and multiple World Heavyweight
Titles by swinging! Ali was a fighter.
Democrats can bow down to America's money changers all they want to
but they will never raise more campaign money than Republican fundrais-
Democrats have to win their political wars on the front lines. Obama and
Congressional Democrats have to take their ideas for change to the streets
and convince everyday people that lowering the deficit is necessary, ending
wars and conflicts are mandatory and job creation is extremely important.
Lace 'em up Obama, the Republicans have vowed to make you a one
term President. Stay or leave, whatever you do, do it for the people. There
will be no CHANGE without a fight!
(Become a friend of The Gantt Report on Facebook. Buy Gantt's book
"Beast Too: Dead Man Writing" and contact Lucius at
William Jackson, M.Ed
Bullying Physical and Cyber in Our Schools
What is bullying? Florida statute defines bullying as systematically and chroni-
cally inflicting physical hurt or psychological distress through teasing; social
intimidation; stalking; physical violence; theft; sexual, religious or
racial harassment; public humiliation; or destruction of property.
Mrs. Burney having done so in the past started community meetings
addressing bullying and violence in schools. Her attempts are to see
more students willing to tell what they're going through before there
is injury or worse. "Some kids are afraid they'll get hurt worse if they
report," Burney said. "We need to let them know they have a safe
place and it'll be OK" (Fl Times Union May 31, 2010 Duval schools
will start to track bullying complaints).
The facts are: Bullying begins in elementary school, peaks in middle
school, and falls off in high school. It does not disappear altogether.
(The Facts About Bullying, 1997) 61.6% of students who are bullied
are picked on because of their looks or speech.
(U.S. News & World Report, May 7, 2001)
Physical and Digital Bullying
Several areas of concern are the physical aspects of bullying and
the use of technology to continue the behavior that has caused
suicides in past episodes at schools. The curse of technology has
allowed for continuous communication between students in an
environment where information is permanent and accessible by mass.
Emailing, texting and social media are the tools students use to
communicate and exchange information. The most notable incidents
are the "Hit Lists" addressed later in this blog. The perception and
concern is that violence is increasing. In a 1993 survey of 720
school districts nationwide, 82% reported an increase in violence
in their school over the past five years (Harvard School of Public Health). In a
1993 survey of student's grades 6-12, 79% said that violence was caused by "stu-
pid things like bumping into someone." Other causes of violence included:
boyfriend-girlfriend disputes, outsiders, racism, and gangs
(National School Safety Center).
Suicides are Growing
The tragic suicides in media reports has warranted alarms locally
and nationally about safety in public and private schools.
Nationally students as young as 15 years old have committed
suicide because of bullying from physical abuse to cyber. One of
the most notable is Jeffrey Johnston who took his life in 2004
after being bullied. Debbie Johnston the mother of Jeffrey stated
"Everybody is recognizing that bullying isn't a rite of passage,
it's not a part of childhood, and it doesn't build character."
As a result the Act "Jeffrey Johnston Stand Up for All Students
Act" was created. The Act requires districts to adopt new anti-bullying
policies and spells out that those policies must address
"cyberbullying"; taunts and harassing messages delivered by
computer, cell phone or other technology.On a local scale, Duval County does not
have the perceived dilemma as other parts of the nation, but records are not kept
so there is no hard data to support numbers.
DEFINITION: Non-malignant o\ r'ro\\thi of tissue on
the \ ocal cords.
BODY PARTS INVOLVED: Larn\ x(\oice ho\i
SEX OR AGE MOST AFFECTED: Adult of both e\es.
SIGNS & SYM.IPTO.MS: Persistent hoarenes s \\ithoit pain.
CAUSES: Continued o\ cruie of the \oice bi singing. shoutiny. yelling. lectur-
in or01 other form ol' talking too loudly or too much.
RISK INCREASES \WITH
' \cal pcrfornmer or public spcakcri. such as professional miners. teach-
er. Illilliste' or auctioneers.
HOW TO PREVENT
* LUs \ oice amplification, such as a microphone or megaphone, when pcr-
forming or speaking.
*N Take \oicc or speech lessons to learn to make \our \oice carI \\ ith lesC
e ffi rt.
:" Ask other to remind ou \\ hen \ ou et o\ere\cited. especially in actli\ i-
ties such as sporting e\ents. so Nou can lo\\er 0our \oice.
* Don'1 smoke.
\\HAT TO EXPECT
You' OI o\\ n obsei \ action of 's mp1oms.
NlMedical liitoio and pli\sical exam b\ a doctor. usually an ear. nose and
Diagnosi ma\ include a biopsy o tihe node to rule outl cancer.
APPROPRIATE HEALTH CARE
Selfl-care after diag-nois.
Doctor I leatmenlt.
S SnurerI to remo\c nodules (u uall \.
S \\ilthoul licealluclt. pe'lIanIen ho-II'ene>> or \oice alteration.
F Failure to diau-nose lair 'ix cancer. \\hIich also be.ins \\ith hoarelness.
PROBABLE OULTCONIE: Curable \\ith a simple surgical procedure.
HOW TO TREAT
' Nodules ma\ disappear if the \ oice is rested for se cral monthI. If \ou
choose this treatment rather than sIurIer\. speak in a \ hiper or 1 \\rite notes.
* Don't smoke. and a\ oid smoke en\ ironmenls.
MEDICATION: Alter urIen:
S lYour doctor ma. pirescrie antibiotics to pre\ en infection.
' You ma\ take mild non-priecription pain relic\I er. if nececc'ar). sucli as
acetaminophln or aspirin.
.ACTI-IT-T: Don't usi e \our \ oice after uIrer.t\ until \our doctor determines
that hlealiny is complete.
DIET: No speciall diet.
CALL YOUR DOCTOR IF
You are hoarse for more than 2 w weeks.
Announcements, meetings, happenings, and community events
scheduled in Jacksonville and the surrounding area.
In celebration of Veterans' Day and Thanksgiving, the Art Center invites you
to see the expression of gratitude to those who have paid the Cost of Freedom
through their artwork,November 20 at 7 p.m. The Art Center II
The McKenzie Noelle Wilson Foundation partners with 1st Place Sports for this
Foundation's first fundraising and awareness building event. November 20, 2:30
p.m.at the EverBank Field
Annual Holiday Bazaar, Saturday, December 4, 8:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m. Dozens of
vendors with arts and crafts, collectibles and yard sale items, gifts, food products,
etc.For the kids: a visit from Santa at Noon, Mary Ross Waterfront Park, Bay
Street, Downtown Brunswick, GA GIAHA: 912-262-6934, goldenislesarts.org
Feast of Plenty, 12 noon to 2 pm First Baptist Church of OP, Gymnasium
1140 Kingsley Ave., Orange Park For info, Call Selena 504-0625 Can request
meals to be delivered to people without transportation.
Thanksgiving Dinner, 11 am to 2:00 pm Evangel Temple Southwest
5040 County Rd. 218, Middleburg
Rodeway Inn, 1:00 4:00 pm Especially for anyone who would be alone for
Thanksgiving 300 Park Ave., Orange Park
Thursday and Friday after Thanksgiving Middleburg Soup Kitchen at
3916 Section St. encourages families of children on free/reduced meals to come
- 11:00 am- 12:30 pm
PAGE B 2 THE
The Gantt Report
ULYSSES AN'. NN-.ATKINS JR-NI.D.
NOVEMBER 20, 2010 THE STAR PAGE B-3
Making This Right
Health and Safety
For information visit: bp.com
"Now Gulf seafood is coming back on the menu, so come on down, we're open for business."
Co-owner, Restaurant des Families
Crown Point, LA
I grew up bussing tables at this restaurant. Last year, my wife, Brooke, and I bought it. We
were working hard to build a business, then the spill hit. BP said they would try to make
things right. But how was an energy company going to help our restaurant?
Keeping Businesses Open
We figured they would tell us to take a number and wait in line. Instead, they asked us if
we could serve food to the workers, engineers, scientists, and local residents they had
hired to cleanup the spill. It kept us busy round the clock. And we weren't the only ones.
They hired a lot of local businesses and kept a lot of people working. They have kept
businesses up and down the Gulf open and it's still making a difference.
Open for Business
BP asked us to share our story with you to keep you informed. Our restaurant's open six
days a week. Customers are filling our restaurant again and we think it's a good time to
come down to the Gulf Coast. And if we could make just one request, please think of us
when planning your next vacation. We're still here and while it's been tough, we are still
cooking. And we are just one of the hundreds of great places ready to welcome you when
you come down. So don't wait. We're looking forward to seeing you.
For assistance, please call:
To report impacted wildlife: (866) 557-1401
To report oil on the shoreline: (866) 448-5816
To make spill-related claims: (800) 440-0858
2010 BP, E&P
NO VEMBER 2 0, 2 010
NOVEMBER 20. 2010
The Florida and Georgia Star
Correspondent: Scott Jurrens
Gamecocks Gouge Gators For
The SEC Eastern Division
Championship Title 36-14
In front of 90,000 plus fans in Ben Hill
Griffin Stadium in Gainesville, FL on
November 13, 2010; the South Carolina
Gamecocks dominated the Florida Gators
to earn their first trip ever to the SEC
Championship with a 36-14 win.
The first play of the game, the
Gators' Andre Debose took the opening
kickoff 99-yards for a Gator touchdown
and the lead with only just under a minute
into the game. And the rest of the game
was devoted to the Gamecocks rolling up
the score on the Gators.
The Gamecocks responded with a
49-yard field goal from Spencer Lanning.
And with only 2:36 left in the 1st quarter
the Gamecocks phenomenal running
back, Marcus Lattimore, scored a touch-
down on a 7-yard scamper with 2:26
showing on the game clock. At the end of
the 1st quarter the score was: Gators 7;
The Gamecocks added 47-yard
and 41-yard field goals by Lanning in the
2nd quarter to notch the score at the half
with Gators 7, Gamecocks 15.
In the 3rd quarter, Gamecocks
Lattimore ripped off a 21-yard run to add
another touchdown to pad the lead;
Gamecocks 22, Gators 7.
In the 4th quarter, another
Gamecock 8-yard touchdown run by
Stephen Garcia put the game on ice essen-
tially. The Gators Chris Rainey broke a
26-yard pass from Jordan Reed for a
touchdown with 7:12 left to play in the
game but the Gamecocks had the last
score of the night with another touchdown
by Marcus Lattimore from 11-yards out to
close out the game. Final score:
Gamecocks 36, Gators 14.
South Carolina's head coach,
Steve Spurrier, was responsible for nam-
ing Ben Hill Griffin Stadium "The
Swamp" during his tenure as the Florida
Gators head coach. During his Florida
Gator days, Spurrier-led teams were 63-5
Spurrier quipped, "Sometimes the
Gamecocks get out alive" in response to
The Swamps motto "Where only Gators
get out alive" after the upset win in
Meyer's quote and understate-
ment was, "We just didn't execute. We're
just not very good."
The Gators (6-4, 4-4 SEC) finish
this year's home season versus
Appalachian State Mountaineers (9-1, 7-1
Southern) on Saturday, November 20,
2010 in Gainesville with a 12:30 PM EST
kickoff. The game will be carried on pay
per view only.
The Mountaineers come off a 43-
13 drubbing of the Wofford Terriers and
in the process have clinched the Southern
leagues automatic NCAA Division I play
off bid. They also tie the conference
record for their sixth SoCon champi-
onship. The Mountaineers tend to score
early and often so the Gator defense must
be ready to avenge the Gamecock loss and
shut down the Mountaineers early.
Fortuitous ricochet rallies Jags past Texans
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Mike Thomas caught a 50-yard touchdown pass from David
Garrard that Houston Texans defensive back Glover Quin batted into the receiver's hands
on the final play in regulation, giving the Jacksonville Jaguars a 31-24 victory Sunday.
The game looked as if it was going to overtime, but Garrard heaved a pass
toward the end zone with no time on the clock. Quin, who was burned all afternoon, tried
to bat the ball to the ground. Instead, he knocked it right to Thomas.
Thomas, who was trailing behind the pass and looking for a ricochet, caught it at
the 1-yard line, then stepped across the goal line for the winner.
The Jaguars (5-4) went into a frenzy and even drew a celebration penalty that
couldn't be enforced. The Texans (4-5) trudged off the field in disbelief. It was Houston's
Third consecutive loss, dropping it from the top
of the AFC South to the bottom.
In memory of our fallen heroes.
Jags defender pursuing Texan wide receiver.
i t 1
Photos by L. Greene -New enlistees in the military being introduced to the crowd.
It's Bethune Cookman & Albany St.
At #1 Again in HSRN Top-10 Polls
(Hartly, DE) It's Bethune Cookman on top in Division I FCS and Albany St. in Div.
II, in this week's HSRN Top- 10 Polls. Each week during the 2010 season HSRN staff
and writers, along with selected media representatives, will rank Historical Black
College Football Championship Sub-Division (FCS) Division I and NCAA Division II
Division I-FCS Top-10
# Schools (1st Place Votes)
1. Albany St. (20) 10-0
2. Shaw 8-2
3. Ft. Valley St. 8-2
4. Tuskegee 8-2
5. St. Augustine's 8-2
6. Winston Salem St. 8-2
7. Virginia St. 8-2
8. Morehouse 8-2
9. Bowie St. 6-4
10. Langston 6-3
Others Receiving vote: Elizabeth City St. (6-4) 6
Total Points PR sRark
# Schools (1st Place Votes)
1. Bethune Cookman (17)
2. Grambling St. (3)
3. South Carolina St.
4. Texas Southern
5. Florida A&M.
6. Alabama St.
7. Jackson St.
8. Prairie View A&M
9. Alcorn St.
Others Receiving votes: Ark. Pine Bluff (5-4) 9
Total Points Previous Rank
AccuCare supports the American Cancer Society and the 35th
Great American Smokeout on November 18. Smoking is a serious
cancer risk and affects health in many ways. We know it is
difficult to quit, but it can be done. To have the greatest chance
of success we work with smokers to find the best combination
of lifestyle changes and today's effective smoking cessation
medications to help you quit.
We want to be your complete healthcare resource. Forwellness
or illness, see us first. Exams start at just $60. Don't forget,
it is time to get your flu shot. Walk-ins for urgent care are
Open 7 days, with extended hours
Walk-ins are welcome!
5685 Norwood Ave.
Most insurances accepted.
Become a Fan of Accureof Northrlh orida
www.accucarenf.com 15685 Norwood Avenue (souih of sonouasB) 1 90Q.764.Q'67
PAGE B-S THE STAR NOVEMBER 20. 2010
COX ART OF HAIR BARBER SHOP
HONOR ROLL FOR THE FIRST SEMESTER
We are once again into a new school year and we are looking forward to a better academic year. Cox Art ofHair
Barber Shop is proud to show case the following Honor Roll Students who have worked hard to achieve this goal. We are
still encouraging all students to work hard and get a good education. We continue to encourage all parents to take an active
role in their children's education.
PICTURES OF HONOREES:
Joseph Hopkins II
"A&B" Honor Roll
Garden City Elementary
"A&B" Honor Roll
The Potter's House Christian Academy
Eric J. Harris
"A" Honor Roll
Jean Ribault High School
FLORIDA MEMORIAL UNIVERSITY
BOARD OF TRUSTEES SELECTS NEW
MIAMI GARDENS, FL -The Florida Memorial University
Board of Trustees has selected Henry Lewis III, Pharm.D. to
serve as Florida Memorial University's new president. The
announcement was made during an afternoon meeting attend-
Terrance J. McGruder II Bruce McCord
"A&B" Honor Roll "A&B" Honor Roll Good
Southside Estates Elementary Shepherd Christian Academy
"A&B" Honor Roll
Joseph Stillwell Middle School
"A&B" Honor Roll
Terry Parker High School
ed by nearly 300 faculty, staff and students anticipating an
introduction of the new president-elect by Charles W. George,
chairman of the Board of Trustees.
After being introduced to the campus family, Dr.
Lewis expressed his appreciation to the Board for their confi-
dence in his leadership and stewardship, and his enthusiasm to
instill confidence and competence in each prospective Florida
Memorial graduate. "I see a diamond in the rough in Florida
Memorial University, and I am confident that the institution
can be the greatest institution it can be," he stated.
Dr. Lewis has served as dean and professor in the
College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at Florida
A&M University (FAMU) in Tallahassee, Florida for the past
fifteen years. As a former interim president of FAMU, he also
served as dean of the Texas Southern University College of
Pharmacy and Health Sciences for four years. Dr. Lewis is the
past president of the Minority Health Professions Foundation
(MHPF) and the Association of Minority Health Professions
Schools (AMHPS). Under his leadership, the two organiza-
tions secured over $100 million in support of programs
improving the quality of education and availability of health
care to underserved communities.
Dr. Lewis is also the former chairman of the board of
the Florida Education Fund, the nation's largest producer of
African-American Ph.D.'s. After graduating from FAMU with
a bachelor of science degree in pharmacy from the program
where he now serves as dean, he earned a doctor of pharmacy
degree from Mercer University Southern School of Pharmacy
in Atlanta, Georgia and completed his post-doctoral studies at
Harvard University's Institute for Educational Management.
i-AMU's Division of Grapnic
Communication Earns Reaccreditation
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. Florida A&M
University (FAMU) School of Journalism and
Graphic Communication Division of Graphic
Communication has earned reaccreditation.
"We are so pleased to learn that the
Accrediting Council for Collegiate Graphic
Communications (ACCGC) has voted to reac-
credit our Division of Graphic Communication,"
said James Hawkins, Ph.D., dean of the FAMU
School of Journalism and Graphic
Communication. "This designation indicates that
our programs have demonstrated a commitment
to the criteria essential to providing our students
a high education and serving the dynamic graph-
ic communications industry."
FAMU is one of only eight baccalaureate-
level graphic communications-related programs
in the nation to earn the ACCGC's seal of
approval. The revisitation report stated, "It was
obvious the faculty and administration worked
hard during the past two years at improving the
School of Journalism and Graphic
Communication. The faculty within the Division
of Graphic Communication expressed a positive
view of the future and appreciation for the colle-
gial work done in the past. All involved with this
improvement should be commended for their fine
This reaccreditation period runs through
Aug. 31, 2014.
The School of Journalism and Graphic
Communication was founded in 1982. Its
Division of Graphics was initially accredited in
2002 and is the first at a historically black univer-
sity to be nationally accredited by ACCGC. The
Division of Graphic Communication offers three
tracks: graphic design, print management and
photography. The Division of Journalism was the
first journalism program at a historically black
university to be nationally accredited by the
Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism
and Mass Communications.
Lowe's Donates $500,000 to UNCF
Campaign for Essential Student Aid to
Help Students Graduate
FAIRFAX, Va., Nov. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire-
USNewswire/ -- UNCF the United Negro
College Fund the nation's largest and most
effective minority education organization, has
received a $500,000 grant from Lowe's and the
Lowe's Charitable and Educational Foundation
(LCEF) for the Campaign for Essential Student
Funding will help students at UNCF's 39
member historically black colleges and universi-
ties complete their senior year and receive their
"We are grateful for Lowe's generous gift
and for their commitment to education," said
Michael L. Lomax, Ph.D., UNCF president and
CEO. "These students have done everything in
their power to graduate. Now, they have come to
the last mile and need help crossing the finish
line. We encourage communities across America
to follow in Lowe's footsteps and help these stu-
dents get the education they need."
As the recession lingers, many students at
UNCF schools continue to find themselves in
financially vulnerable positions. Unemployment
and pay cuts still reduce families' financial sup-
port for their children's education. The credit
crunch still keeps private student loans off the
market. And students still come up short of the
funds they need to cover tuition and room and
"Lowe's commitment to improving com-
munities begins by supporting organizations that
give students the resources to become tomorrow's
employees, homeowners and community lead-
ers," said Larry Stone, chairman of Lowe's
Charitable and Educational Foundation. "By sup-
porting organizations like UNCF, Lowe's is con-
tributing to a cause that is important to our cus-
tomers and employees and invests in helping stu-
dents achieve their fullest potential by complet-
ing their college degrees."
Individuals, corporations and foundations
can help thousands of students finish the fall
semester by contributing to the Campaign For
Essential Student Aid. To make a donation, visit
www.uncf.org and click on Campaign for
Essential Student Aid or call Francene Walker,
UNCF Director of Individual and Planned Giving
at 703-205-3569 to help keep kids in college.
Since its founding, UNCF has helped
350,000 students earn degrees from its 39 mem-
ber colleges and universities. Today, 55,000 stu-
dents attend UNCF member institutions each
No VEMBER 2 0, 2 010
PAGE B-6 THE STAR NOVEMBER 20. 2010
a Have you ever
had a chance to
It is the second-
smallest state in
our country, only bigger than Rhode Island. It is a land of
rolling hills and flat farmland. My favorite area is the
coastline. Delaware is right on the Atlantic Ocean. Look
at the map to see the ocean and the Delaware Bay. I love
to swim there and see all the people visiting and
vacationing on the beautiful beaches. Dover
What do you know about the state of Delaware? Read
the clues below to fill in the crossword puzzle:
1. American is the state tree
2. ____ crab is not really a crab, but a relative of the scorpion
3. Delaware is the smallest state in the country
4. very popular vacation areas "w
5. neighboring state to the west pu
6. state drink wh
7. only about __ miles wide at its narrowest part
8. this state fish is really a strong swimmer
9. the eastern coastline is on the Ocean
10. Dover is the
11. __ are big business
12. farmers like this state insect
Can you find and
circle at least 10
words on this page
that end with the
They call me a
Neakfish," but I
it up a good fight
hen I am caught.
ever heard of
Come to get these freebies!
This week we have a new
crossword puzzle about the states.
Check out the inventors and
computer puzzles too. Lots of
extra fun and learning at:
I'm the official Delaware state insect.
I think I'm pretty important, don't you?
Delaware has lots of farms and the
farmers like ladybugs because we eat
a lot of the pesky insects that might
ruin their crops.
Read each statement below. If you think it is True, then put
a "T" in the box in front of it. If you think it is False and that I am
"pulling your leg," then put an "F" in the box instead.
D There are more than 4,000 different kinds of ladybugs.
D Spots on ladybugs fade as they get older.
LI We can beat our wings 75 to 90 times a second when we fly.
D Spaghetti is our favorite food.
D] Female ladybugs are larger than males.
D We make a chemical that is sweet and yummy so birds love to eat us.
Famous Delawareans! (Dell-uh-ware-ee-uhns)
I'm famous for being the state drink! Match the famous people
below all from Delaware to their achievements.
1. "Joe" Biden, Jr.
2. E.I. du Pont
3. Thomas Garrett
4. N.C. Wyeth
5. Dr. Henry Heimlich
1. has the longest twin span
suspension in the world
2. has a contest in which people make
catapults to throw as far as
they can (Punkin Chunkin contest)
3. claims to have the world's biggest frying
pan, which was used at a fair through the
years to cook over 100 tons of
A. helped more than a \
2,000 slaves reach freedom
B. 47th Vice President of the
C. famous for method that saves
people who are choking
D. started giant chemical company
E. did illustrations for classics like
"Treasure Island" and "Robin Hood"
Match these too!
is blue and gold.
Use the color key
below to fill in this
B = Blue
Y = Yellow
Delaware was the.
Delaware was the...
y. ( I love collecting the new
S, coins! Do you collect them?
u (3c 1) > _- __
...state to sign the
on Dec. 7, 1787,
becoming the "first
state" to enter into
In 1999, Delaware
was the first state to
be on the country's
HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM ALL OF US AT THE FLORIDA/GEORGIA STAR!
B B B B B YYYB B B B B B B B B B BB B B B B B
B Y Y Y B Y Y Y B Y Y y B _yY Y B Y Y Y B Y B
B Y B B B B Y B B Y B Y B YB B B B Y B B Y B
B Y Y B B B Y B B Y Y Y B BB YY\ B B Y B B Y B
B Y B B B B Y BBYBy BBBYBBYBBBB
BYBBBYYYBYBYBY Y B B Y BBYBBYB
No VEMBER 2 0, 2 010
Place Your Ad We also accept Cash and Money Orders
Call Liz 904-766-8834
To Advertise Order by Tuesday @ 4:00 p.m. Artwork in by Wednesday @ 4:00 p.m.
Change Your Life. Your Future.
You have the power to change your future. And
you can do it right here at Florida State
College at Jacksonville. To learn about
employment opportunities that are available,
please visit our website at Jobs.FSCJ.edu.
NOTICE OF POSITIONS AVAILABLE
The Florida Star News Paper
The Georgia Star Newspaper
Sales, Marketing, Distribution, Layout, Reporter
Jacksonville, Starke, Waldo, Gainesville, Archer,
Alachua, St. Augustine, Palatka,
Palm Coast, Savannah, Hinesville, Darien,
Call: (904) 766-8834
Earn great income teaching people to succeed in the
home-based business world. Free evaluation. Free
online training and ongoing support.
PRIVATE DUTY SITTERS
LPN OR CNA
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
PROPOSAL NUMBER 11-03
INVESTMENT ADVISORY SERVICES
JACKSONVILLE PORT AUTHORITY
Proposals will be received by the Jacksonville
Port Authority (JAXPORT) until 3:00 P.M. local
time on Friday, December 17, 2010 at which time
they will be opened in the First Floor Conference
Room, 2831 Talleyrand Avenue, Jacksonville,
All Proposals must be submitted in accordance
with the Specifications of Proposal Number 11-
03, which may be obtained on Wednesday,
November 17, 2010 from our website:
Procurement & Contract Service Department
P.O. Box 3005
Jacksonville, Florida 32206
November 28, 2010
DRAFT CONSOLIDATED ANNUAL PERFORMANCE
AND EVALUATION REPORT
GRANTEE PERFORMANCE REPORT
Drafts of the Consolidated Annual Performance and
Evaluation Report (CAPER) and the Grantee
Performance Report (GPR) for the City of Jacksonville
have been completed and are available for a fifteen (15)
day public review and comment.
The CAPER provides accomplishments and expendi-
ture narrative information on the four Consolidated Plan
programs (CDBG HOME, HOPWA and ESG) adminis-
tered by the City of Jacksonville during fiscal year
October 1, 2009 through September 30, 2010. The GPR
provides narrative statements, including accomplish-
ments and expenditures for the CDBG program. Copies
of the reports are available at the Main Library at 303 N.
Laura Street, Jacksonville, Florida 32202 from the hours
of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday Friday.
Comments should be submitted in writing to Wight
Greger, Director, Housing and Neighborhoods
Department, at the above address and received no later
than Monday, December 13, 2010. The final CAPER
and GPR will be submitted to the U.S. Department of
Housing and Urban Development by December 31,
". i, I:' i i Ri, i .
Wright Greger, Director
Housing and Neighborhoods Department
NEED MORE RESPONSE? Advertise in Over 100
Florida Papers reaching MILLIONS of people.
Advertising Networks of Florida. Put us to work for
You! (866)742-1373 www.florida-classifieds.com.
INCREASE YOUR BUSINESS
Advertise In The Florida and Georgia Star
(904) 766-8834 -- firstname.lastname@example.org
I A C A
-. L .~. -
You don't call the
You can't contbroA gane.
If 4sprts b-elling s n regaeiy i rTIpacAI irg
you or someone you know, call
2 RIC1RD I 14E
888" ADIBIEB na"fflf --I=I ll
donate Car Doat KV motorcyce
FREE 2-Night Vacation!
John Edward Li hfl.t
A ,uor & Psy&caWic M w i fr
STampa, FL Sunday, Feb 20th. 2pm |i
I.uava'Pnar Arts and Ever.1 Center
Get Tickes at: www.JohnEdward.net or call: ~ 00-233-3123
A/C, Very Clean and Quiet
Cable Ready, Cooking Facility
Ron (904) 307-4628
A Senior Community
*24-Hr Front Desk
601 N. NewMnftn t PAssolatlon
]dscknville, FL 32202
Now Accep ng Aplicatlons 'On-Site Laundly
Affordable Housing *Computer lab
Plaw Call Tuday lut Siedlul a Tour ,Mair Salon
Enjoyv the Freedom of a New Lifettyle A ffi ousi
904 7?f sNi Affluidble Housing
1-800-438-4817 lmdii Pets Are
FL Relay TTY 1-800-955-8771
ROOMS FOR RENT
Clean, quiet with CH&A, Adults Preferred
ROOM FOR RENT
Great Location, CH&A, Clean, Prefer Adults
A/C, Very Clean and Quiet
Cable Ready, Cooking Facility
Ron (904) 307-4628
FOR ~THEIR TOMORROW.
OR CALL SOO-552-GRAD (4723).
Florida Prepaid College Plans offers two different plans The Florida Prepaid College Plan
is a prepaid plan guaranteed by the State of Florida; see s. 1009.98(7), Fla.Stat. Florida's
state universities and state colleges impose fees not covered by the Prepaid Plan. The
Florida College Investment Plan is a college savings plan and is not guaranteed. Returns
will fluctuate; you could lose all or part of your funds. Read the Investment Plan Disclosure
Statement before investing. This ad does not offer financial or other advice; consult your
CASH NOW! Get cash for your structured settlement
or annuity payments. High payouts. Call J.G.
Wentworth. 1-866-SETTLEMENT (1-866-738-8536).
Rated A+ by the Better Business Bureau.
$$$ ACCESS LAWSUIT CASH NOW!!! $$$ As seen
on TV.$$$ Injury Lawsuit Dragging? Need $500-
$500,000++within 48/hrs? Low rates APPLY NOW BY
PHONE! Call Today! Toll-Free: (800)568-8321
LIGHTEN YOUR LOAD
W & W Moving & Delivery Service
An Experienced & Proud Moving Service
Same Day Delivery to Any Local Point
Low Hourly or Flat Rate *FREE ESTIMATES
CALL TO SCHEDULE
Licensed & Insured f,
Commercial & Residential
Attorney Ray Hill
Drunk Driving Traffic Tickets Personal Injury
THOMAS PLUMBING REPAIRS
Low Rates. (904) 764-9852
Minor Home Repairs, Painting interior/exterior,
Pressure Washing, Exp. & Reasonable Rates
Woman Gets "Thera-Gesic"'
Tattoo After Successlid Use!
BRxARCO INTY Man Anil \.dTicia-C'-ic ta simher a andwss
ewiwd abom. th e g iiL Rsulls and intua talue LhdL she gl big "-LbuLn-iS'"r Il.O
F-, 4 LolL IIIdiii'.
W% I-n k iri un ir t m th'Il l,?h- .IV I hr lnu), j l i -
rqplkd, "Noirz nfyvn dan2 htrniina!'"
? wr Go painlessly with ThemaG esO
Need More Response?
Advertising Networks of Florida
can get your ad in hundreds of
pa18prs rach iin MI III ,.IOS 0S ( p(iople
Put US to work
^ ,**' **
ADO T IO
Are you pregnant? A successful, financially
secure, married couple seeks to adopt. Will be
full-time mom & devoted dad. Expenses paid.
Call Mindy & Rich. (ask for michelle/adam).
(800)790-5260. FL Bar# 0150789
. ... ........ --]-l
PAGE A-8 THE STAR NOVEMBER 20,L2010
oa"4 ma a #,aeao~i#m9/,a/ /e4cda1 a1/.4S
U4 C&fe a~ h/4 diem.
All ol our dleranl.; %oluiileer-d (I Iilg inlw m of
%% ar 1lojproIecI and ;ei-%e 0111. nalionl.
Slill ;ei-% ing bi pro% i(Iing proper Funewral hlonoi r.Fo
MW0)1 ~11r*adekand I I Iir Iaiiiili".
Gordon Armstrong Burney Bivens* Josh Jones
(1964) U.S. Army (1971) U.S. Marines (1965) U.S. Navy
Licensed Funeral Director (1973) U.S. Navy Attorney At Law,
Attorney At Law, Lic. Funeral Dir. Funeral Serv. Assoc.
Larry Lewis Aaron T. Bivens
(1972) U.S. Navy Licensed Funeral Director
Funeral Services Associate Operations Manager
AARON AND BURNEY BIVENS
AAL FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION SERVICES
o e 529 Kingsley Ave., Orange Parks 904,264,1233 www.BivensFuneralHome.com
(XXXX) Year First Volunteered w *President, First Coast Morticians Association
I'm Just Sayin.....
Some people no matter how old they get,
never lose their beauty......they merely move
it from their faces to their hearts. I'm just
In Life, continue to be Better; Better than
before, Better than average, know Better,
see Better, look Better, feel Better......I'm just sayin! .....Have
a great Saturday!
ACKSONVILLE, FL 32209I
JACKSONVILLE, FL 32209
Great Investment! 2 Units each with
3BR/1BA, concrete block duplex.
Both units rented! Start making
Betty Asque Davis, GRI, CDPE
WAT~SO N REALTY~ CORP
b adavis CLVsonrealtycorp Corn
Watson Realty Corp. REALTORS'
S EqualHousing OpportIunty
Close to Schools
Close to Shopping
2,040 Square Feet
Top 20 Playlist October-November 2010
Listen to WCGL AM 1360 LIVE at www.wcgl1360.com!
1. Nobody Greater VaShawn Mitchell
2. It's All God The Soul Seekers Feat. Marvin Winans
3. I Won't Let You Fall Helen Miller & New Anointing
4. It's About Time For A Miracle Beverly Crawford
5. I Want To Say Thank You Lisa Page Brooks
6. Leave It In The Hands of the Lord The Supreme 7
7. I Chose To Worship Wess Morgan
8. On My Way Back Up Jimmy Hicks & VOI
9. Hold On The Brown Sisters
10. Jesus You Are April Nevels
11. Lord Do It Alvin Darling
12. Nobody Like You Fred Hammond
13. I Give Myself Away William McDowell
14. Turn It Over To Jesus The Second Chapter
15. Just for Me Shekinah Glory Ministry
16. Lord We Praise You Phoenix Mass Choir
17. Expect The Great Jonathan Nelson
18. Lord You're Mighty Youthful Praise feat. J.J. Hairston
19. He Wants It All Forever Jones
20. Just Stand Hope Chapel Mass Choir
NO VEMBER 2 0, 2 010
h !) j f !J Li i), bM
C&J1 CM K
November 20, 2010
Vol. 1, No. 1
Innocent Teen Stomped To Death
Four young men now stand accused for the senseless
death of a fellow teen.
Bobby Tillman, 18, a student well-loved by his family
and friends, died from massive chest injuries after he was
* beaten so badly his broken bones punctured his heart.
The heinous incident occurred during a party in Dou-
glasville on Saturday, November 6. Nearly one hundred peo-
ple stood by and did nothing as Bobby, who happened to be
in the wrong place at the wrong time, was stomped on and
beaten into bloody unconsciousness.
Douglas County Chief Deputy Stan Copeland said in-
vestigators believed the four suspects arrested were the only Mother and Daughter Receive Prison Time
people responsible for Tillman's death. for Hit-and-Run
"We are pretty confident that we have the four people involved and they were the only four in-
volved," said Copeland.
According to Copeland, eyewitness accounts combined with jailhouse interviews of the four
teens involved would be reviewed by investigators.
"One eyewitness can be wrong but ten eyewitnesses it lessens the field a lot. These young men
have an up hill battle,"Copeland said.
Douglas County District Attorney David McDade said he would examine the television inter-
views and use them in court.
"A jury, when this case goes to trial, will have the opportunity thanks to interviews you all did,
to evaluate demeanor of the defendants in a way that they rarely get to see," McDade said.
In the meantime, McDade and the grieving family made a public plea for video evidence of the
crime, as amateur cell phone videos of neighborhood fights have grown in popularity in the last few
McDade said, "I would encourage your viewers, if they know of any cellphone video come for-
ward and let us know."
According to McDade, the death penalty in this case was possible, but he has not yet deter-
mined whether or not he will seek it.
Mario's Mother Drops Assault
It appears that Mario does not have any more legal
troubles to worry about for the time being.
His mother, Shawntia Hardaway, just dropped all
charges against him after claiming he pushed her 8 feet
into a wall. Struggling with a heroin addiction, Hard-
away claimed that she was angry and under the influ-
ence of drugs when she filed the false report on Mario.
Mario, who is glad that he has been vindicated
vowed continued support for his mother.
The air in the Atlanta courtroom was thick with regret
when the 24-year-old Atlanta woman who fled the scene after
causing a crash that killed five people on Easter 2009 was handed
a 50-year prison sentence. The judge who sentenced her said it
was her flight from the crime scene and her mother's ensuing
cover-up that were the deciding factors in her case.
Judge Kimberly M. Esmond Adams ordered a tearful
Aimee Michael to serve 36 years in prison with the rest on proba-
tion and added that Michael is permanently banned from obtain-
ing a Georgia driver's license for her starring role in the crash that
destroyed three families. Three children were among the dead in
two cars on Camp Creek Parkway onApril 12, 2009. Up until that
moment, Michael, a recent college graduate from a stable family,
had had a promising future.
Judge Adams, her voice wavering and her eyes filling
with tears said, "It was by far the most tragic case I have ever
On Monday, a jury convicted Michael of causing a crash
that forced a Mercedes to spin out of control into oncoming traf-
fic, resulting in a head-on collision with a Volkswagen Beetle. An
entire family was killed in the Mercedes, and a little girl died in the
Things took a terrible turn when Michael, assisted by her
mother, Sheila, fled and tried to cover up her role by arranging re-
pairs to the BMW she had been driving. Her mother pleaded guilty
on October 15 to helping with the cover-up.
The judge showed even less mercy to the mother; she sen-
tenced Sheila Michael to the maximum eight years in prison for
failing to turn her daughter in to police -- more than even prose-
cutors had recommended.
November 20, 2010THE STAR CJAE-
-- It Could Save Yo
iur Life )
In daylight hours, refresh your memory with
these tips on what to do in an emergency situa-
tion. This is for you and for you to share with your
daughter, your sister, your children and everyone
you know. It never hurts to be careful!
1. Tip from Tae Kwon Do : The elbow is the
strongest point on your body. If you are close
enough to use it, do so!
2. If a robber demands your wallet and/or
purse, DO NOT HAND IT TO THEM.
Toss it away from you..... chances are that they
are more interested in your wallet and/or purse
than you. RUN LIKE MAD IN THE OTHER
3. If you are ever thrown into the trunk of
a car, kick out the back tail lights, stick your
arm out of the hole and begin waving like
crazy. The driver won't see you, but everybody
else will. This has saved lives.
4. Women have a tendency to get into their
cars after shopping, eating, working, etc., and just
sitting (balancing their checkbook, making a list,
etc.) DON'T DO THIS! The predator will be
watching you, and this is the perfect opportunity
for them to get in on the passenger side, put a gun
to your head and tell you where to go. AS SOON
AS YOU GET INTO YOUR CAR, LOCK
THE DOORS AND LEAVE.
5. If someone is in the car with a gun to
your head, DO NOT DRIVE OFF.
Repeat: DO NOT DRIVE OFF! Instead
gun the engine and speed into anything,
wrecking the car. Your air bag will save you.
If the person is in the back seat, they will get
the worst of it. As soon as the car crashes, get
out and run. It is better than having them find
your body in a remote location.
6. A few notes about getting into your car
in a parking lot or parking garage:
A.) Be aware. Look around you,
look into your car, at the passenger side floor,
and in the back seat.
B.) If you are parked next to a big van,
enter your car from the passenger door. Most
serial killers attack their victims by pulling them
into their vans while the victims are attempting to
get into their cars.
C.) Look at the car parked on the driver's
side of your vehicle and the passenger side. If a
male is sitting alone in the seat nearest your car,
you may want to walk back into the building and
get a guard or policeman to walk you back out. IT
IS ALWAYS BETTER TO BE SAFE THAN
SORRY (and better paranoid than dead).
7. ALWAYS take the elevator instead of
Stairwells are horrible places to be alone and
the perfect crime spot. This is especially true at
8. If the predator has a gun and you are not
under his control, ALWAYS RUN!
The predator will only hit you (a running tar-
get) 4 in 100 times; even then, it most likely
WILL NOT be a vital organ. RUN, preferably in
a zig-zag pattern!
9. Use sympathy with extreme discretion -
if you're not careful, it could get you raped or
Ted Bundy, the serial killer, was a good-look-
ing, well-educated man, who ALWAYS preyed on
the sympathies of unsuspecting women. He
walked with a cane or a limp, and often asked 'for
help' into his vehicle, which is when he abducted
his next victim.
10. If you are home alone at night and hear
a baby crying outside your door, do not open
Police have recently released reports in which
women who had been home alone called in a pos-
sible abandoned baby. In each case, the women
were told, "Whatever you do, DO NOT open the
door". The police believed that a serial killer has
a baby's cry recorded and uses it to coax women
out of their homes with the belief that someone
has dropped off a baby. Although this has not
been verified, the "Crying Baby Theory" was
mentioned on "America's Most Wanted" when
they profiled a serial killer in Louisiana.
11. If you wake up in the middle of the night
to hear all your taps outside running or what you
think is a burst pipe, DO NOT GO OUTSIDE!
These people turn on all your outside taps full
blast so that you will go out to investigate and
Bottom Line: stay alert, keep safe and look
out for your neighbors!
November 20. 2010
ssSHH! From Actual Police Reports
Did You Hear About?...
ASSAULT/BATTERY On November 1, an officer was dispatched to an apartment complex regarding a battery.
According to the report, the female victim told police that the male suspect had come by her apartment for a brief visit,
walking right in to sit on her couch as the victim kept her front door open due to a lack of air conditioning.
The victim stated that the suspect, who the officer observed was clearly disturbed, had been constantly entering and ex-
iting the victim's apartment for several hours that night. She went on to say that around midnight she asked him to leave. He
began to go out of the door, then suddenly whipped around and pushed his way back in.
The suspect then seized the victim by the neck and began chocking her; the victim told police that she felt as if she was
blacking out. She resisted, kicking against his legs and torso while trying to scream as he attempted to pull her pants off.
At some point during the struggle, the suspect released his hold on her neck by throwing her down on the floor. Each time
she attempted to get up, he pushed her back down, causing injuries to both of the victim's knees and her jaw.
The suspect then dropped to his knees and began crawling across the floor, making comments that the victim and her mother were going to be dead. Some
time later, he sat back down on the couch where he eventually fell asleep. The victim was 7 months pregnant. When police attempted to question the subject be-
fore arresting him, he stated, "I plead the fifth".
BURGLARY On Tuesday, October 5, a victim reported a burglary to their residence, stating that someone had pushed in a window air conditioning unit and en-
tered their home. $400 in cash, as well as a 32-inch LCD television were taken from the scene before the suspect or suspects exited by the front door. Police re-
sponded and three fingerprints were recovered from the crime scene; these were submitted for processing.
One print recovered fromt the air conditioning unit inside of the victim's house was identified to the 20-year-old suspect
that a JSO police officer made contact with on Monday, November 1. The suspect was already in jail for unrelated burglary charges.
After being ready his Miranda rights, the suspect agreed to speak to police about the burglary; he admitted that he had been
with two accomplices, but also stated that he did not know their legal names.
The suspect said that one of his accomplices pushed the air conditioning unit through the window before the suspect climbed
through, touching the unit when he landed inside of the house. He went on to say that his involvement was minimal, stating that he
did not know what was stolen and all he did was open the front door for their escape. One of his accomplices apparently gave him
$100 for his assistance.
The suspect told police that he had taken part in six burglaries with these two accomplices but would not give further de-
tails about their identities. He also declined to make a written statement. Charges of burglary were added to his record.
DRIVING WITHOUT LICENSE On Monday, November 1, a 41-year-old man was arrested in an apartment complex for knowingly operating a vehicle with-
out a driver's license. When the man was questioned by police, he told them that his license had not been suspended or revoked, but he had in fact never been is-
sued one in his entire life.
The amused officer took the local resident into custody immediately. Since this was the man's first offense, the bond amount was set at $355.
FAILURE TO PAY CHILD SUPPORT A local Jacksonville man was recently found in contempt of court for failure to pay child support.
A police officer was dispatched to the 500 block of Adams Stret in reference to serving a warrant, and to make an arrest on a 28-year-old male suspect for
late child support payments. Upon arrival, police officer made contact with the suspect. The suspect was read his rights, arrested,
taken to jail, and booked on "civil" charges. The suspect was sentenced to 60 days in county jail. He may purge the infraction from
his record by paying a $500 fine.
ASSAULT WITH A DEADLY WEAPON Police responded to a 911 emergency call on Alden Road, where a male victim was
brutally stabbed by a male suspect.
According to reports, the two men had been first engaged in a verbal altercation before the suspect brought out a knife and pro-
ceeded to stab the victim. It is unknown whether or not the incident was drug related.
The victim was rushed to a nearby hospital, where he was placed intensive care. The suspect was read his Miranda rights and ar-
rested. He was later charged with a felony.
November 20, 2010
C&J4 M K
Criminal I ,- UP
NAame: Joseph Aanza Gordon NVame: lynesha Farker Namne: Lamicka Gunn
Age: 30 Age: 20 Age: 23
Offense: Burglary, Grand Theft Offense: Assault w/ Weapon Offense: Battery i Deadly Weapon
Name: Bernard Mosley
Offense: Forgery and Fraud
Name: lemiaka C. Me
Offense: Grand Theft
f R 1 1
Name: Marsello Billups Name: Rose Clement
Age: 29 Age: 18
Offense: Disord. Conduct Offense: Theft
Name: Torrey Gails Name: Geremie Gaith
Age: 20 Age: 20
Offense: Possession Coca. Offense: Kidnapping
Name: James Adams
Ivuiim. V 1uuu J. "1VniuL .
Offense: Sex Offender
Offense: Sex Offender
Name: Leon E. Allen
Offense: Sexual Battery
Name: Charlev Hendricks Name: Sidney J. Chiqpmaii Name: Lester Dallas
Age: 55 Age: 54 Age: 57
Offense: Chihl MNolestation Offense: Rane. Kidanning Offense: Aggrav. Sodomy
I Ctznw ithtp are enorae to' cal Ci m Stoper *at 1-6 ,85 S Yo ca rmin annmu an beom elgil for1 a read
November 20, 2010
C&P1 M K
November 20, 2010 THE STAR C&P Page B I
P IP Ilk
Those Legs Were Made for Walking
Things were looking up for Frank Singleton, 21, as he was released from jail. However, when he realized that he
didn't have a ride home, he walked straight into the prison parking lot and attempted to carjack a woman. He was
foiled when he realized that he couldn't drive a stick-shift car. As he was re-arrested -- this time, for felony car-
jacking -- Singleton told police that he simply "didn't feel like walking."
28-year-old Demetrius Robinson wanted to rob a Golden Pantry store late one night, but he needed to pass the
time as naturally as possible until he and the clerk were alone. He decided to fill out a job application. Not a bad
idea, except he left his real name on the application, along with his uncle's phone number. After he robbed the
store, it didn't take long for police to track him down. Needless to say, he didn't get the job.
Billion Dollar Dummy
Rule #1 of trying to cash a bogus check: make it out for a reasonable amount. Charles Ray Fuller, 21, broke that
rule and all conventions of common sense when he tried to cash a check for $360 BILLION DOLLARS. To top it
off, the check wasn't even made out to him. He was arrested on forgery charges.
Let's face it dumb or smart, there are criminals everywhere. The best defense is a good offense: a solid strategy and being smarter than the
bad guy (or dumb one).
* Invest in a home security system and keep it on and monitored 24/7/365.
* Make sure it has glass break sensors, monitors doors, windows and has motion sensors.
* Be sure to protect basement windows all the way up to the highest level windows and porch doors for maximum home safety.
* Install at least a 4-16 cameras surveillance system that can be accessed from the web and has full night vision.
* Remove or lock up exterior ladders preventing the bad guy from gaining access.
* Lock all doors and windows when you are home and away, especially at night and in the summer months, too.
r-i k~ .
Two JSO Officers Resign After
Internal Affairs Investigation
Sheriff John Rutherford recently announced that the Jack-
sonville Sheriff's Office has concluded its internal affairs investi-
gation of two of the five officers' response to the March 26th armed
bank robbery and carjacking, where the armed robber/carjacker Jer-
emiah Mathis was killed by police, and a young child and his mother
in the car were injured by gunfire.
The State Attorney's Office cleared the five officers of any
criminal wrong doing in June. This entity investigates all officer-
involved shootings and found no violation of criminal law or crim-
inal intent by officers. By the end of the investigation, and based on
the determination of no criminal wrongdoing, the JSO was able to
convene its Response to Resistance (RTR) board hearing. (Garrity
vs New Jersey, 1967)
The RTR board hearing, held in June and open to the pub-
lic, determined that Lt. Jesse York, Officer Jason Lederman, and Of-
ficer Richard Santoro all acted within policy guidelines and they
were returned to their regular police duties.
Also at the June hearing, that same board recommended
that the actions of Officers Ryan Black and Darries Griffith be re-
ferred to Internal Affairs for an investigation into whether or not
their actions were within the guidelines of the agency's policies.
Both Griffith and Black fired their guns multiple times at
Mathis as he carjacked a vehicle occupied by a woman and two
small children, at a Wendy's drive thru window, located on
Mathis was attempting to escape police apprehension fol-
lowing an armed bank robbery he committed just minutes earlier, at
a nearby Wachovia Bank, by carjacking the car and taking its three
occupants hostage at gunpoint.
The two officers continued firing as the car occupied by
Mathis and his three hostages moved forward in the restaurant's
drive thru lane.
The Sheriff's review of the internal affairs investigation de-
termined that because the two officers did not act with any certainty
about the presence of the three innocent hostages, they did not use
reasonable caution necessary to avoid unnecessarily endangering
the lives of others during the discharge of their firearms.
The review of the investigation also concluded that officers
Black and Griffith failed to use reasonable caution by shooting at a
car that was in motion which caused them to continually move their
point of aim, putting other officers and citizens in a position to be
exposed to the gunfire.
It was later determined that 2 year old Daniel Crichton, re-
strained in a car seat in the backseat of the vehicle, was shot by one
of Black's 24 fired rounds. The child's mother also sustained a gun-
shot wound. The child and his mother survived their injuries.
Increase in Reports of Stolen Air Conditioning
The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office is experiencing an increase in reports ol
stolen air conditioning units from the exteriors of residences, commercial properties.
and industrial locations city wide, in all patrol zones.
In this pattern we are seeing vacant apartments and closed businesses targetec
for these thefts. Additionally, other targeted properties include locations where the
thief (thieves) are not in plain view, and can be concealed while removing the unit.
The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office needs your help. Please report any suspi-
cious activity, suspicious persons or people, or trucks you see during non-traditiona]
business hours carrying air conditioning units. You can call JSO at 630-0500 or Crime
Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS (to remain anonymous and become eligible for a re-
"Obviously this is a crime that represents a significant economic impact tc
the people whose homes or businesses are hit," said Michael Bruno, JSO's Assistani
of Crimes Against Property. "We want the public to continue to work with the police
and let us know when something just doesn't "seem" right in your neighborhood oi
near your business," he said.
"We'd also like to ask the community to assist us in helping our houses ol
worship, because many of those properties can go for several days with very little oi
no activity. So when you're driving around out there, keep an eye out around the
houses of worship in your area." Bruno said.
Some theft prevention techniques gaining popularity include:
- Digital cameras mounted outside the home, business or church
- GPS devices inside the unit
- Metal caging around the exterior of the air conditioning unit.
If you would like to find out if your neighborhood (or business area) has a watch
group already in service to the community, or you are interested in starting one,
please contact JSO's Community Affairs division at 630-2160.
TUESDAYS @ 5 p.m.
To place an ad:
Call: (904) 766-8834 or
November 20, 2010
C&J PAGE B-2
November 20,r 2010 T HE STAR C&JPAGE B-
Female Thieves on the Loose
Two women armed with handguns held up another woman as she was leaving her
home on the Westside, police informed the press.
The victim told police that she had opened the garage door and saw the two women
on the sidewalk outside her home on Shelby Creek Road West, south of Normandy Boule-
According to the Jacksonville Sheriffs Office, she said as she was getting into her ve-
hicle, the women ran into her garage, pointed guns at her and forced her to go back inside.
The women reportedly demanded money from the victim and assaulted her, tying
her wrists and ankles together with electrical cords ripped from nearby appliances.
The victim was able to provide descriptions of the two suspects for a composite
If you know anything that can help find the suspects, call our partner First Coast
Crime Stoppers at 866-845-TIPS (8477).
Composite sketches of
Robbers At Large in Nassau County
According to the Nassau County police, the Pizza Hut on South 8th Street in
Fernandina Beach was robbed by two suspects Tuesday evening soon after closing.
Two employees called 911, saying they had been robbed by two men as they
left the store after it closed. When they couldn't get the safe open, two robbery sus-
pects decided to get what they could from their victims.
The employees told police that one of the men had a gun and the other said he
also had one. The suspects forced the employees back into the store and told them to
open the safe.Once the they convinced them the time-lock safe couldn't be opened,
they said the suspects demanded their personal possessions, then ran off.
Deputies were heading to the restaurant when a witness called about a suspi-
cious person in a nearby area. One deputy found the person who matched the sus-
pect's description and reported that he ran when he saw the deputy. He was quickly
apprehended after a footchase through the local neighborhood.
In the suspect's clothing the deputy found several of the items reported stolen
by the store employees, and upon tracing the path the chase had followed, the deputy
also found a gun.
Deputies are still searching for the second suspect.
Man Killed In Game Store Burglary
40-year-old Adrian Tyrone was shot twice and later
died from his wounds after he tried to fend off two robbers try-
ing to tie him up when he entered the Game Stop on Dogwood
Drive, according to police.
Two men in connection with the robbery were later ar-
rested. Their charges have now been upgraded to murder since
the victim's death in the hospital, when the doctors could not
stop the bleeding.
Authorities are investigating whether the men are the
same ones who stole from the video game stores in DeKalb and
Gwinnett recently. They also are looking for a third and possi-
bly a fourth person in connection with the incident.
Giovannte Maddox, 27, and Demarkus Lamar
Williams, 25, were arrested Thursday after authorities from
Conyers and Rockdale chased them through the woods that
served as a border between the GameStop store and a stolen car
they were going to use to drive away, Police Chief Gene Wil-
Authorities think either Maddox or Williams shot the victim.
The men, both from Atlanta, were charged with armed
robbery, and Wilson said police think they are the same men
who robbed GameStop stores in nearby counties.
"There are a lot of similarities between the crimes,"
Wilson told WSB Radio. According to Wilsdon, the store at-
tendant was tied up in other robberies.
Police were called to the GameStop store in the 1300
block of Dogwood Drive after someone called 911 to report a
shooting, Wilson said. Officers arrived to find a man shot inside
the store and two others running from the business, he said.
According to police, the suspects entered the store,
locked the front door, pulled guns and then took the store clerk
to the back of the store and tied him up, WSB Radio said.
The men were in the process of taking money and
video games when a customer -- the victim-- walked up and
knocked on the door.
The robbers let the victim inside before trying to tie
him up. When the customer resisted, the men shot him in the
hand and in the chest.
Wilson told WSB Radio that Snow was flown to Grady
Memorial Hospital and immediately was taken into surgery.
Meanwhile, authorities were looking for a third man in
connection with the robbery, searching the drain system that
runs underneath the shopping center, WSB Radio said.
The two suspects have be subsequently charged with
two counts of armed robbery; kidnapping; two counts of ag-
gravated assault; aggravated battery; obstruction and posses-
sion of a firearm during a crime.
November 20. 2010
C&P4 M K
November 20, 2010
C&P Page B- 4
Have ou Sen Us
Mi s n Pe so s
Charles Alfonzo Walden
Last Seen: 8/21/2005
Description: Black male, 08/13/74, 5'7, 1631bs, black/brown hair,
brown eyes. Last seen wearing white t-shirt, green shorts & black
Charles was last seen on 08/21/05 at 5:00 pm at 113 3rd Avenue,
Melrose. He has not been heard from since. He is possibly driving a
silver 2005 Buick Rendezvous 4-door SUV, tag # Q992ZU that was
rented from Budget Rental.
Michael Anthony Green
Last Seen: 6/20/2005
Description: Black male, 04/04/78, 72", 1651bs, black/brown hair,
brown eyes. Last seen wearing silver "Seiko" watch, no wallet.
Michael was last seen at approximately 11:30 am at his residence in
the vicinity of Logandale Dr. and Bandelier in Orlando, FL. It ap-
pears all personal belongings were left behind. His white 1993 Lin-
coln Town Car with a red canvas top was later located on June 22,
2005 in the vicinity of the 800 block of Garden St. in Titusville, FL.
Fo Tip or Sihins PlaeCal1- 0 TELS