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ASK ueannai is an aavice column Known jor ts
fearless approach to reality-based subjects!
I was in a marriage for 3 years that didn't last. I am now legally divorced KEEPING YOUR TEETH
with no strings attached and I want to live my life. I'm very responsible AND UEALT
but my family accuses me of being an unfit parent. My children are old A D GS HE L
enough to be left home alone and I don't bring my relationships in front of GENERAL INFORMATION
them. I don't want to enter another serious relationship and wish every-
one would leave me alone. Does it matter what I do as long as my family Il Almost anyone who eats the usual diet of an advanced Western nation will find it virtually
is taken care of? impossible to avoid tooth decay completely. However, you can cut it down to a minimum, and
Marissa Omaha, NE retain your own teeth in a healthy condition until old age, by taking four simple steps...
As a parent, you have moral obligations you must adhere to whether you want to or not. There's noth- 1. Brush your teeth thoroughly at least twice each day, in the morning, and before you go
ing wrong with having fun, recreational dating and enjoying the rush of single life. Double check to bed. You should also use dental floss to dislodge food particles and plague from places that
your actions in regards to your parenting skills and the care arrangements for your children while you cannot reach with your brush.
you're out and about. You may not want a relationship, but you want to be careful and not fall into
the category of a garden tool. USING DENTAL FLOSS
Dental floss, either waxed or unwaxed, is thread that you draw between your teeth to
Dear Deanna! remove plaque and food particles. Take about 45cm (18 in) of dental floss and wind most of it
I'm a Christian and there are things that I do that people don't agree with. I feel as if I can drink remove plaque and food particles. Take about 45 cm (18 in) of dental floss and wind most of it
wine, enjoy music and wear what I want to wear. Don't get me wrong, I love the Lord and do what around one of the fingers on each hand, with about 2 2 cm (1 in) of floss between your fingers.
I'm supposed to do. My life is fine but other people don't think so. I don't like being judged when Place the back of one finger into the mouth and then draw the floss between the.teeth, and with
other people at church do the same thing but pretend to be super holy. Do I need to go ahead and a sawing action, rub the sides of each tooth. '
change churches because these people aren't going to change? Your dentist or hygienist will show you how to use the floss properly, since incorrect use
Honest Christian Charleston, SC can damage your gums. To check the efficiency of your cleaning, chew a disclosing tablet occa-
Dear Honest: sionally. The dye in the tablet colors the plaque on your teeth.
If you were as' rooted and tooted in your faith as you pretend to be, you wouldn't worry about what DISCLOSING TABLETS
other people think. You need to put your stones away and come out of the same glass house that These tablets contain a dye that stains plaque. Remove the plaque with floss and a tooth-
everyone else is in. You're just as guilty because you just so happen to know their business they way brush.
they know yours. Do yourself a favor and mind your business, live according to God's word and
seek to receive growth and understanding in your worship instead of human acceptance. USING TOOTHPICKS
************************* Toothpicks should not be used to remove plaque, since they can easily damage your gums.
My wife and I are having financial troubles because she won't stop spending money. We live on a 2. Reduce your sugar intake and eat a balanced diet. Candy, other sweet snacks, and sweet
budget but she keeps breaking the rules. It's at the point where our bills are late, my credit rating has drinks between meals are especially harmful, because after you eat or drink them your teeth are
become poor and we don't have money to do simple things. I don't mind her spending here and attacked for up to one hour by acid. Try to eat sweet foods only during meals. Better still, cut
there, but she makes major purchases without my consent, goes on trips and gives money to her fam- them out altogether and finish your meals with fruit or cheese rather than with ice cream or cake.
ily. How do I let her know, this is killing our marriage? Cheese is particularly effective in neutralizing acid formation.
Dan Long Island City, NY
3. Strengthen your tooth enamel with fluoride. The level of fluoride in the water should be
Dear Dan: between 0.7 and 1.2 parts per million, depending on the climate. Your dentist, local water
You should bear the responsibility of eliminating her access to cash, bank accounts and credit cards authority or public health department can tell you what the fluoride level is in your communi-
and pay all the bills yourself. Your immediate goal is to stabilize the finances and your credit rating. ty's water supply. Also, children under 12 should have fluoride applied to their teeth every year,
The next step is to physically give her a budget and if she messes up, leave her to fend for herself. because their enamel is still forming. Your dentist will advise you on the use of fluoride mouth-
Once this is done, encourage your wife to get some counseling and stick to the budget you give her wash or tablets, and may apply a fluoride gel to yourteeth. In addition, the family should use
or you'll both be looking at each other in the poor house. fluori to paste
Ask Deaima is written by Deanna M. Write Ask Deanna! Deanna M, 264 S La Cienega, Suite 1283, .
BeverlyHl4s CA 90211 orEmaik: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: ww.askdeanna.com 4. See your dentist regularly. An examination and cleaning every six months should ensure
9 wm that any new cavity is filled before decay can spread, and that any gum disease is treated before
l it can become serious.
Dr. Watkins can be heard live Sundays at 7:05 pm EST on www.KCOHRadio.com. He is
a 330 Mason and Grand Medical Director for the United Supreme Council. S. J. and
Announcements, meetings, happening, and community events Imperial Council (Black Shriners Nationwide). 713433-4536.
scheduled in Jacksonville and the surrounding area.P
THE EARLY LEARNING COALITION OF DUVAL COUNTY has released the FAMU Alum Elected as the First Black
2008 Early Care & Education Guide Summer Camp Issue. The fourth annual edition, Mayor of Lancaster, Texas
produced in partnership with JK Harris Publications LLC (JKH), includes complete and
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. Florida A&M University (FAMU) alum
updated listings of Northeast Florida Summer programs for children. The Guide is Marcus Knight, 33, was recently elected the first black mayor of
available free of charge. Information on Early Learning Coalition's programs, services Lancaster, Texas, following in the footsteps of his father, Richard
and membership can be accessed at http://www.elcofduval.org or by calling 904-208- Knight Jr., was the first black to be City Manager for Gainesville,
2044. Information on the Northeast Florida Early Care & Education Guide Summer Florida, and who was appointed Dallas' first black city manager 22
Camp Issue is available at www.earlycareguide.com years ago.
C H are invited to give us your opinion. "What are the needs Although Knight did not plan on having a career in politics, after
PUBLIC HEARINGS -You are invited to give us your opinion. What are the needs moving to Lancaster, Knight served on several boards and commis-
of people infected and affected by HIV/AIDS in Baker, Clay, Duval, Nassau, and St. sions in the city, which prepared him to run for mayor. He was a mem-
Johns counties?" To be held at the Behavior and Human Services Division, 1809 Art ber of the Lancaster Economic Development Corporation Board,
Museum Dr., Suite 100, in the Conference Rm, Jacksonville. Thursday, June 12th at Planning and Zoning Commission and Charter Review committee.
11:30 a.m., Tuesday, June 26th at 4:00 p.m., and Thursday, July 24th at 4:00 p.m. Call Knight, a 1996 honor graduate of FAMU's School of Business
Sron or or nor on n/or l and Industry (SBI), began his professional career at Toyota Motor Sales USA after graduation. After
Yvette Jefferson at (904) 858-2800, ext. 237 for more information and/or limited trans- moving back to Texas, Knight eventually joined his family's business, Knight Waste Services, Ltd.,
portation. which is a residential waste hauling company. He currently serves as the vice-president and chief
THE FLORIDA BALLET presents Kids at the Ballet informal performances for operating officer.
young audiences by young performers Young audiences ages 4-10 are invited to The Knight and his wife Tengemana have three children: Avery, 8; Sanaa, 5; and Mia, 19 months.
Florida Ballet Studios for a special concert of age appropriate ballets featuring "Peter
and the Wolf". The dancers are the trainees from The Florida Ballet's professional train- Get What You Want In 30 Minutes
ing program. Following the performance the audience members are invited to meet the Six Tips For A Successful Life
dancers and participate in drawing a picture or writing a story inspired by the ballets. To San Francisco, CA "People who don't set goals wind up asking, 'How come I never got what
be presented to inner city camps and public audiences. Admission is $2 for adults $1 for I wanted out of life?"' Thosetare the words of Theodore Carl Soderberg, author of the new book
children July 12 & 19 @ 1pm The Florida Ballet 300 East State Street, Suite E "Uncharted Waters." Soderberg isn't just a successful author. He has two honorable discharges
Jacksonville, Florida. For more information call 904-353-7518 from the United States Navy, has been on the silver screen in Basic Instinct and the Rock, has made
CITY OF FERNANDINA BEACH HOST CALLAGHAN'S ENGLISH SOCCER a small fortune selling exotic cars, and has toured the world with the merchant marines.
CAMPS! Coming to Fernandina Beach this July for the 7th time!The camp will be run How has he achieved every dream he has ever wanted? "Setting goals. That really has been the
in conjunction with the City Recreation Depart. and take place at the Femandina Beach secret of everything."
Athletic Complex at 3243 Bailey Rd. The camp runs from July 14th-18th between 9 Here are six tips to earn a successful life one half hour at a time:
a.m.-12 noon for 5-14 year olds or 4-7 pm for 15-18 year olds. The coaches and staff of
Callaghan's English Soccer Camps will run the camp; featuring professional English, 1. Identify What You Want And When You Want It
Callaghan's English Soccer Camps will run the camp; featuring professional English, "Figuring out your dream can be the hardest part," says Soderberg. "So if you can't be specif-
European sand USSF "A" licensed coaches. For registration or more information call ic, that's fine." You don't need to have a whole plan in place, says Soderberg. You just need a firm
Jason Brown at the City Rec. Dept. at (904) 277-7350 or Ed Callaghan at (602) 214- idea in your mind of what you want and a solid idea of when you want it by.
0780 or check out our website at www.callaghansoccer.com
UNITY RALLY, SUNDAY, JUNE 29 at 6 PM, A time of worship & celebration & 2. Schedule 30 Minutes For Your Goal Every Day
unity at: St. Augustine Assembly of God, 485 Shores Blvd. (Shores Blvd. is the main Set aside a half hour every day to do something to get closer to your dream. Every day you
Shores entrance across from the Moultrie Publix). Speaker: David Allert; Moderator: build on the progress you made the.day before. "You don't expect to do the whole thing in a day
Hugo Morales; Worship: Jerry Ray & the St. Augustine AG worship team. Sponsored or in a week but a little bit every day, that really is the key to being successful."
by the CMA, Christian Ministerial Alliance of St. Johns; email@example.com .
JACKSONVILLE MASS CHOIR "TO PHILLY WITH LOVE CONCERT" Saturday, 3. Make Goal Setting A Lifestyle
June 28th at 7:30 p.m. at the University of North Florida Lazzara Performance Hall. This event "The key here," says Soderberg, "Is to make sure it's at the same time every day." If your 'goal
will feature praise & worship at its best as well as the sounds that made Philly famous such as time' becomes part of your daily routine you'll be less likely to blow it off. Your scheduled goal
the O'Jays, Teddy Pendergrass, Patti Labelle, Barry White and more! Tickets are only $8. Contact time with yourself is as important as any commitment you'd make to someone else. You wouldn't
Deborah McDuffie at (904) 504-2763. dream of blowing off a half hour meeting with your boss make 30 minutes with yourself just as
MILLIONS MORE MOVEMENT -Jacksonville Local Organizing Committee, Inc.,for much of a priority.
Millions More Movement will have an open meeting on Sunday, June 29,2008, 6:00 p.m. to
8:00 p.m. at 916 N. Myrtle Avenue. You are invited to attend. This meeting is free and open to 4. Divide Your Goal Into Bite Sized Pieces And Tackle Them One At A Time
the public. If you are sincerely concerned, and really want to improve the quality of living con- You can't expect to reach your goal without accomplishing the smaller steps building up to that
editions in your community, come join us as we work to make positive changes, and end the success. "If your working on a big dream, break it down into little bite sized dreams along the
violence through positive education and not more incarceration.' If you have questions or need way.
more information visit our website: www.Jaxloc.com, or you can also contact us at 904-240-
9133. 5. Congratulate Yourself For Each Step You Complete
LEARNING FOR LIFE For many people, being a radio announcer was only a childhood Half of keeping motivated is remembering what you are working toward the other half is
.A\ .1T acknowledging yourself for the work you've already done. Soderberg insists you pat yourself on
dream or hobby, but for 14 20 year olds (at least in the 9th grade) in the Jacksonville area, it acknowledging yourself for the work you've already done. Soderberg insists you pat yours
Sthe back at least once a month. "If that means buying yourself a flat screen or just nodding to your-
could become a reality. The North Florida Council of the Boy Scouts of America has a hands .th. e t i earo, .,a mnt ,,
I I . .. - self in the m mirror, that's up to you.
on, work based program called Learning for Life, a program dedicated to giving youth an 6. Finish Up One Goal And Get Ready To Tackle A New One
opportunity to explore careers of various interests. This year will feature the first broadcasting some point you'll accomplish whatever goal you've set out to achieve. So why stop now? If you
recruitment day featured by one of the participating businesses called "posts". Victory AM stop dreaming of new goals your life will get boring again. Build on the goal you've achieved
1360 WCGL is a local, community business that allows youth to explore the field of radio or write down a whole new adventure.
broadcasting. There are many other businesses in other fields that are also participants in this
very exciting program, which information will be provided for other posts as well. The broad- Investing 30 minutes a day in your future can change your life. A few months from now you
casting post recruitment day will be on Sat. June 28th at 10a 12n at the studios of WCGL, could be thinner. Maybe you could have a retirement plan in place. Maybe your life story could
3890 Dunn Ave. Space is limited. For more information on the program or about the recruit- be written. It all comes down to deciding what you want out of life and taking the action to make
ment day, contact Brooke Hammon, Exploring Executive, at 904 388 0591. it happen. "Once you have the dedication, and the half hour the only question is: what do you
want to achieve?"
U __l_ _ _ _
By Ulysses W. Watkins, Jr., M.D.
JUNE 28, 2008
JUNE 28, 2008 THE STAR PAGE B-3
A3 From Actual Police Reports
H Did You Hear About?...
OKAY, MAN OR WOMAN? An officer
was called to a hotel where a witness
observed a person soliciting sex. When the
officer arrived, he witnessed the conversation
between the suspect and the buyer. The sus-
pect was taken to the JPDF and booked for
prostitution. After booking the suspect into
the women's jail, the suspect told the book-
ing officer that he was not a she, but is a man
and would like to go to the men's side. When
the officer picked up the suspect, he was
wearing women's clothing and appeared to
be female. The suspect demanded that he goes to the male side, but the offi-
cers did not believe the seemingly female was telling the truth. The suspect
had to start talking in his normal male voice before the officers agreed that it
was a male after all. The suspect was then taken to the proper cell of his gen-
OKAY, WHO HIT WHO? An officer was dispatched to the 1000 block of
Prince St. in reference to a hit and run of a parked car. The owner of the vehi-
cle called because she heard a loud bang in the early morning and ran to the
door where she noticed her green colored car that was parked out front had
been hit and damaged. When she got to the door the other vehicle that had hit
it and fled from the scene. The police took the report. Later that morning, a
person called in from the 1200 block of
Albany, stating that someone had ran up
into his yard and hit his truck damaging it.
When the police went to observe the dam-
age and to write up the report, he noticed
that there were no tire tracks where anoth-
er vehicle would have drove up to his
truck to damage it. He noticed that his
vehicle had green paint on it. The same
color green of the vehicle that he wit-
nessed earlier and he also noticed a trail of
radiator fluid on the ground that he fol-
lowed around to Prince St. leading up to
the lady's car that he had written a report on earlier that morning. The victim
in this case has become the suspect. The police ran his license and found out
that his license had been suspended, and he had no insurance.
PLEASE STOP YOUR HARASSMENTS -An officer was dispatched to
the 11400 block of John Dory Way in reference to harassing telephone calls.
Upon his arrival, he met with the victim, Ms. AS. She stated that she use to
be friends with the suspect Ms. NJ. She stated that she started dating Ms. NJ's
brother and every since then the suspect Ms. NJ has been harassing her. Ms.
AS stated that in the month of June she sent her several harassing text mes-
sages. The officer observed the messages and agreed they were all degrading
messages towards Ms. AS. The victim
stated that she has replied to Ms. NJ's
messages asking her to stop, but she
continues to send them. The officer
gave Ms. AS a State Attorney's card '
with instructions on how to pursue ,
with prosecution. ,,' / ,
SOME HE-SAID SHE-SAID a/ ,
STUFF an officer was dispatched to i m il
the 2100 block of James Hall Dr. in
reference to an assault. Upon his
arrival, he met with the victim Ms. AS
who reported her former boyfriend,
Mr. AB, suspect, choked her and punched her in the face. Ms. AS reported she
and Mr. AB ended their nearly two year relationship approximately three
months ago, but stated she was 5 months pregnant with his child. The officer
did not notice any injuries from the altercation. The victim stated that the sus-
pect came to her apartment and wanted to talk with her about "some he-said,
she-said stuff." She stated that some unknown female told Mr. AB that she
had been cheating on him during their relationship. Ms. AS stated that she
told Mr. AB that the allegations were untrue and that she didn't want to talk
about them. She stated that's when she began to walk away and he grabbed
her arm and pulled her back and punched her in the face several times and
choked her to the point that she could no longer breathe. There were two chil-
Sdren in the house when the altercation
occurred. The officer attempted to
speak with the oldest child, however, he
appeared to have a speech impediment
and was unable to understand his state-
ments. Ms. AS stated that this was the
third time Mr. AB was physically vio-
lent toward her, but stated that this was
the first time the law was involved. The
officer left a message on the voice mail
for the suspect to call him back. The
victim was given a case information
June 28, 2008 July 4, 2008
r t f Mar 21st Apr 19th
Emotions run deep but are necessary
to 'speed along' especially for Pisces,
Cancer, Leo and other Ram members.
Dig in your heels near the 2nd to 4th
since 'busy/busy' is the mode and be
sure to finish no matter what your
'opinion' since your fuse is prone to be
short. You show expenses on the rise
the 3rd/4th and a need for patience
with children, youth, elders and in-
laws the 28/29th.
Jume 22nd July 22nd
You appear to get good cooperation
near the 30/1st but may have to lay out
a lot of patience and cash near the
3rd/4th, especially for health needs,
children, transportation and food.
Visitors too may be costly over the
weekend for some reason. In-laws,
ex's, extended family, Taunis, Aries,
Cancer, Capricorn and Pisces rank
highest on that one. Bending to the
'will' of a partner on a money issue
MAY be the 'right thing to do.'
' Apr 20th May 20th
Money, money and more money 'out
the door' and on some pretty hefty
needs, especially near the 2nd to 4th
and/or if family visits or you are host-
ing a 'big doings' like a wedding, grad-
uation or birthday party that marks a
'milestone' in someone's life. Children
drive spending up as well along with
an'elective big ticket item.' Search for
'used or rented' first just to see if you
can save a pinch.
July 23rd -Aug 22nd
Your time and patience needs appear
to 'go on the rise' sharply near the
demands of the 3rd to 4th and distrac-
tions are likely, especially with chil-
dren, health issues or remodeling proj-
ects. Falling 'short' on commodities is
also possible and spending can esca-
late when you discover how depleted
supplies may be near the 3rd to 4th.
Travel costs are up but mostly due to
'social obligations,' and those of you
WITH none, may not see as much
LIBRA SCORPIO SAGITTARIUS
Sept 23rd Oct 22nd Oct 23rd Nov 21st Nov 22nd -Dec 21st
Solve for the youth first and worry
about in-laws, ex's or extended mem-
bers next. Children may be going
through very 'impressionable' experi-
ences this week, especially Gemini,
Virgo, Aquarius and Pisces. Support
needs to be more than just money
and/or lip service. Accompany any
youth of any age who expresses 'fear
or hesitation' at any situation, especial-
ly a health issue/need. Your fatigue,
illness and accident vulnerability is
rather 'wa up' near the 2nd to 4th and
you will NEED all the help and coop-
eration you can get. Clear your plate
EARLY in the week.
Demands on your time and patience
may feel like they are 'sucking the life'
out of you at times and your focus
becomes strained most near the 2nd,
the 3rd big time and again but mostly
over money and emotions the 30/1st.
Members like Aries, Taurus, Gemini,
Aquarius and Leo may clash with you
or each other. IF you get in any 'three
ways,' stop, drop and get out fast!
NEVER make/let an argument over
money escalate this week ANY day!
Cooperation is NOT the best near the
30th/lst and flying it 'solo' may be
necessary AND save work, emotion
and even money 'in the long run' any-
way, especially if Pisces, Aquarius,
Aries, Cancer or Capricorn are
involved. In-laws, extended family
and ex's could be a source of discus-
sion, debate or even 'grief near the
2nd/3rd. Be sure to include caveats
with invitations, especially for any
'blending' of 'two sides' or ex'ss.' Keep
your word/promises, especially to
Aries, Cancer, Virgo and Capricorn
the 4th or pay BIG TIME!
SCAPRICORN l AQUARIUS j PIECES
Dec 22nd Jan 19th Jan 20th Feb 18th Feb 19th Mar 20th
You ppea to rontm sove ncet
You HAIE sorting through emotional
garbage, even when it is necessary
and unavoidable! There may be plen-
ty of it near the 30th, 3rd and 4th or
'from the events of them.' Do what
you can, how you can and when you
can. Don't 'jam up' your psyche. Tell
them you need time if you feel you do.
A great 'catch up day' the 30th may
allow you to sort. solve and even
'avoid' ;iny additional hassles the
'Id 3id!' \xpcct spending to go on the
rise thi 3rd 4th as they do appear to be
necessities, especially health, food,
elderly and youth 'needs.'
You appear to problem solve nicely
the 30/1st and then be in need of a
solver yourself by the 2/4th. Look to
Pisces, Cancer, Virgo, Leo or Aries
members to support your needs, espe-
cially if they are 'older' and/or more
experienced than you. In-laws, par-
ents, grandparents and even extended
members may qualify to be helpful.
You so seldom ask and are always so
eager to 'do the helping.' Have you
ever thought that maybe THEY would
like a chance to 'feel good' when you
are in need? Need may strike your
wallet too, but that one you should
keep under your hat near the 30/lst
unless you are 'super comfortable'
with a member.
Smile often, remain calm 'no matter
what' and respect each request, even
the ones you have to turn down or
'grossly disappoint' this week. Your
attitude may be what keeps EVERY-
ONE focused and 'afloat' this week!
Don't LET them 'see the
fear/insecurity' if and/or when it
should surface this week, especially
near the 'close calls' of the later hours
of the 30th and the entire of the 1st.
Keep a partner feeling secure about
their position and income by coopera-
tion and 'faith.' You are THE 'great
believer.' MAKE THAT 'infectious'
is a verb.
iite cth and hug and listen
e it is u seething you are.
it is o, ei ig you do.
Ike laugh and read and play.
are you doing anything more important?
have you been a dad today?
for more Ideas call 800-790-DADS or visit www.fatherhood.org
May 21st June 21st
Issues may now migrate toward the
'emotional processing' of small bits of
either arguing over things or voicing
'complaints' especially about money
and it use or distribution. Taurus,
Libra, Pisces, Aquarius and other
Twins may foster opinions you do not
like. Tolerance and restraint of tem-
per/frustration will get you far more
than 'displays' will. Balance your
thinking before broaching a subject,
especially near the evenings of the
30th and 2nd and all day the 3rd/4th.
Aug 23rd Sept 22nd
Demands on your time, wallet and
patience may really 'take a hit' early in
the week near the later hours of the
30th into the end of the. 2nd for needs
like health, food, travel and education
and then again near the heavier invest-
ments required the 4th 'for fun' or
entertainment. Taurus, Capricorn,
Aquarius and Pisces members appear
to have emotional demands along with
the financial ones. A sound, balancing
act may be necessary. Keep youthful
members calm and focused.
JUNE 28,. 2008Y
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Suns Rally Early, Hang On Late For Thursday Win
By: J.P. Shadrick
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. After scoring four runs in the second inning, the Jacksonville Suns
(38-41, 5-4) held off a pesky Chattanooga Lookouts (40-39, 3-6) by trading late runs in a 6-4
Thursday night victory in front of 7,898 at the Baseball Grounds.
The Suns have won three straight games for the first time since winning four in a row from May
13 through May 16. In addition, it is the first three-game win streak against an opponent in a single
series since taking the final three of a set against the Tennessee Smokies May 2-4.
Jacksonville opened the scoring in the second inning against Chattanooga ace Ben Jukich. Lucas
May led off with a double while Shane Justis later recorded a single with one out. Adam Godwin
next singled home May for a 1-0 lead. With runners on first and third base, pitcher B.J. LaMura bunt-
ed toward the mound, and after fielding and looking the runner back to third, Jukich pulled the first
baseman off the bag with his throw to load the bases. James Tomlin next grounded a ball to third
baseman Eric Eymann, who stepped on third for a force out, but threw wildly past first base, allow-
ing Shane Justis to score for a 2-0 lead. Ivan DeJesus, Jr. next singled home LaMura and Tomlin
before being thrown out at second to end the inning with a 4-0 Suns advantage.
The Lookouts countered against Suns starter B.J. LaMura in the third inning as Tonys Gutierrez
hit a sacrifice fly to right field to plate pitcher Ben Jukich, cutting the Suns lead to 4-1.
Chattanooga scored another run against LaMura in the sixth inning on Chris Valaika's fifth
homerun of the season, a solo blast that further cut the Suns lead to 4-2. Jacksonville answered in the
bottom of the inning against Lookouts reliever Lee Tabor as a James Tomlin groundout scored Adam
Godwin for a 5-2 lead.
LaMura left after allowing two runs on five hits with two walks and five strikeouts over six
innings, making way for reliever Danny Muegge in the seventh. With one out, the next three
Lookouts singled to load the bases before a Sean Henry single scored Chris Denove to trim the deficit
to 5-3. The Suns again countered right away in the bottom of the inning as Mark Bellhom smashed
his fifth homerun, a solo shot that landed on Georgia Street, opening a 6-3 advantage.
Chattanooga ended the scoring in the ninth inning against Suns closer Jacobo Meque, as Craig
Tatum drove home Cody Strait for a 6-4 final score.
B.J. LaMura (2-2) picked up the win for the Suns while Ben Jukich (7-3) fell in the loss for the
Lookouts. Jacobo Meque (1) saved the game for the Suns.
Jacksonville RH Jesus Rodriguez makes his Suns debut Friday night against Chattanooga RH
Sam LeCure at 7:05 p.m. in the fourth game of the series at the Baseball Grounds. The first 3,000
fans will receive a team baseball card set of the 2008 Suns, sponsored by Jacksonville Sports Cards,
CBS 47 and 99.1 WQIK. Elvis Himselvis will perform during the game and after the game fans can
enjoy Friday Family Fireworks, sponsored by NAPA Auto Parts. For tickets call the Suns box office
at (904) 358-2846 or visit jaxsuns.com.
ART 'SUPERMAN' PENNINGTON
LOSES HOME IN FLOOD
'By Mike Hlas
The Art Pennington who has called Cedar Rapids home since he played for the
pro baseball team here in 1953 and 1954 has always been talkative, proud, full of life,
and never afraid to brag about himself. The Superman on the phone Friday sounded
Pretty weary. The flood got his houseand he was staying with a good friend in Iowa
S When The Gazette called for readers to submit their favorite memories of old
Veterans Memorial Stadium as it neared its final game in 2001. Pennington sent us
No one has broken my batting average record of .345 set in 1954 at Veterans
Memorial Stadium. In my last game at the stadium, we trailed 2-1 when I came to bat with two outs and a
man on in the bottom of the ninth inning. Jo Jo White called timeout to put his best pitcher in to face me. I hit
the first pitch over the fence in center field to win the game, 3-2.
If you'd been denied a place in the major leagues in the prime of your career because of the color of your
skin, as Pennington was in the 1940s, you might want people to know how good you really were. He hit .359
for the Chicago American Giants of the Negro Leagues as a 20-year-old in 1945. But Jackie Robinson didn't
cross baseball's color line until 1947, and blacks only trickled into the big leagues for many years after.
Many like Pennington never did make it. He spent most of the 1940s in the Negro Leagues and had a
shiny lifetime batting average of .337. He was an All-Star who could have played anywhere with his bat and
speed. He homered off Hall of Famer Dizzy Dean in an off-season exhibition game.
But instead of winding up his career a hero in a major-league city, Pennington wound up his playing days
in minor-league towns like Keokuk and Cedar Rapids. He was playing with and against whites by then but
wasn't done facing prejudice. Many Cedar Rapids players lived in the downtown Montrose Hotel. Pennington
wasn't allowed to stay there. But that and little else ever deterred him. He quickly grew to like Cedar Rapids
and vice versa and made a home here after he retired from pro ball. He was employed for a quarter-century
at Collins Radio mainly because he was a good slugger for the company's M & J League baseball'team. He
has been a friend to many people in this city, young and old. But the last two weeks have been bad ones for
Superman. His house on the 900 block of Fifth Street SE was wrecked by the flood..
"All that insurance, it didn't pay," Pennington said. "I didn't have flood insurance, so I don't get a dime."
He is staying in Iowa City at the house of his agent, Billy Valencia. Yes, Pennington has an agent. At 85,
he still promotes himself. "I work with Art getting him speaking engagements, autograph signing, DVD pre-
sentations, career retrospective on his time in baseball and as a civil rights pioneer," Valencia said.
Today Pennington will sign autographs at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City with other former Negro
League stars as the Kansas City Royals host a Negro Leagues Salute before their game against San Francisco.
He'll receive $500 for the two-hour signing period, but Pennington hopes to do better than that on the trip.
"The (major-league) players, they'll chip in, I believe," Pennington said. "There might be a passing-the-
hat in the ballpark." Pennington had his house since 1960. He had homeowner's insurance the whole time,
"never making one claim," according to Valencia.
"Once he gets hit by a disaster, they won't pay him a penny," Valencia said. "It's completely baffling and
angers me every time I think about it. He's an 85-year-old man who's not in a position to build a house again.
He can't just go out and get a job. I'm trying to get some money raised for him."
Pennington isn't pretending to be more deserving of help than anyone else who was in the flood's way.
"I'm not the only one," he said. "Everybody on the Southeast side got it."
But Superman has never been shy and said if anyone wants to toss him some help, they can do it via the
University of Iowa Community Credit Union. Valencia said he hopes people go to
www.artpenningtonbaseball.com, where he hoped to have a PayPal button in place by today to take donations.
"We're supposed to get 20-some thousand dollars for our houses," Pennington said. "Hopefully, everything
can come out all right and I can get my own home just like I did before.
"The president flew over here yesterday and said there will be two billion dollars for all this. I don't know
how you get some of that. You never can tell how long it will be."
These days in Iowa City, Superman is sleeping late. He spends some of his evening time sitting in
Valencia's backyard whistling at birds.
"I'm doing the best I can," he said. "This is a mess. I lost everything."
n Mike Hlas' "The Hlog" is at gazetteonline.com. To contact Mike: (319) 368-8840 or
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SCommon (Rapper) -Lonnie Rashid Lynn, Jr. (born March 1 1972), :
better known by his stage name Common (and previously
known as Common Sense), is a Two time Grimmy-Awa'd
winning American hip hop artist and actor. Common debuted
in 1992 with the album Can I Borrow A'Dollar? aid main-
,i tainted a significant underground following into the late 90s,
/ after which he gained notable mainstream success throuti
ahis work with the Soulquarians. His'first major label album,
Like Water for Chocolate, received widespread' critical
acclaim and moderate commercial success. Its popularity
was matched by 2005's Be, which was'nominated in the
2006 Grammy Awards for Best Rap Album. Connmon was
awarded his second .Grammy for Best Rap Performance b y
Duo or.Group, for "Southside" (featuring CKanyeWest).(ro
Finding Forever), his first Grammy was awarded in 2003.,p
Best R&B Song for Love Of My Life with Erykah'Badu.His
1..'. best-of album Thisisme Then was released on Novqmber ,
S 2007; Common has also intiated a burgeoning acting care
starring significant roles in such films as, Smokin' Aces,' Street Kings, and American Gangster.
Common who was repotted earlier in his career as a known Sunni Musliin is actually"a
Christian who is a methber of Trinity. United Church of Christ in Chicago.
In 2003, Common appeared on thepopular American UPN sitcom Girlfriends. In the episode
"Take This Poem and Call Me In The Morning", he appeared as Omar, a slam poet who cp'
pets with fellow poet Sivad (played by Saul Williams) for.the affection of Lynn Seai-cy (played
by Persia White). He also had'a. cameo appearance on an episode of UPN's One onOne, where
he played a drama class instructor named Darius. He also made an appearance on the NBC
show "Scrubs", for which he was not credited. In 2007, Common appeared alongside :nB
Afflck, Jeremy Piven, and Alicia Keys in the crime film Smokin' Aces..Hemadehis big sdicen
debut as villainous Mob enforcer Sir Ivy. He appeared alongside Denzel Washingtbon~ us i
Crowe, The RZA and T.I. in the 2007 crime thriller American Gangster. On 20 Januy 20,Q!
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imself. The'show's host was Piven, his Aces co-star. It has been announced thfli('i:008;ii,
will star i .the film adaptation of the comic book Wanted, ,alongside Morgan Freeman1,aij;
Aigelina Jolie,'and as the Green Lantern/John Stewart in the 2009 live adaptaton ofTheJusti6
Legie. Common also appeared in the movie Street Kings alongside. Keanu Reeves, Hjh
Laurie, The Game, and Forest Whitaker.[l7] He will also appear in Terminator 4, scheduled fo
release in 2009: .
Jesus Castillo Named Southern League Pitcher of the'Week
Jacksonville, FL Suns right-handed starter Jesus Castillo was named the Southern
League Pitcher of the Week foi June 9-15.
Although the Suns were eliminated from the first-half title chase in the South Division
earlier in the month, Castillo played in 'key role in setting up drama in the league's other
division on Sunday. After a rain delay of nearly 3 /2 hours, the 24-year-old Castillo limited
the Huntsville Stars' vaunted offense to three runs and seven hits in six innings of a 4-3 win
that preserved a tie atop the North Division standings in the first-half finale. As a result,
Huntsville's game against West Tenn on Tuesday will determine the first-half champion.
A native of Mexico, Castillo also carried a no-hitter into the sixth inning of a 9-5 win at
Carolina on June 10. Castillo, who permitted just one baserunner through the first five
frames before giving up a leadoff double in the sixth, allowed just the one hit and an
unearned run in 6 2/3 innings.
Castillo is in his first season in Double-A after spending the entire 2007 season with
Single-A Inland Empire. On the season, Castillo has posted a 3.30 ERA with 22 walks and
52 strikeouts over 76 1/3 innings.
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Boys2Men Symposium 2008 at the
Potter's House Conference Center
This 2008 Third Annual Boys2Men Symposium sym-
posium was held June 13 at the Potter's House
Conference Center. The keynote speaker was Alan
Crotzer, (recently released after serving 24 years for a
crime he did not commit). Other attendees included: Rev.
Dr. Lovett Sconiers, Edward Waters College; Mia Jones,
Jacksonville City Council; Jacksonville's very own,
Seven J Gospel Rapper; William Jackson (JETI) who
provided the grand prize of a Dell computer; Beverly
McClain, the families of slain children and many others.
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Blacksonville.com and Rod Brown, Duval County
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The Star/BLACK MUSIC MONTH
tanta tstelle swaray was born January 18, 198u
in West London. She is one of eight children, born to
a Sierra Leone and Ghana mother and a father from
Grenada. Estelle runs her own record label, Stellar
S Ents, and has released her own material through this
including the two "Da Heat" mixtapes Part 1 and 2,
the album The 18th Day and the singles "1980",
"Free" and "Go Gone". She featured on Natasha
S Bedingfield's song "Drop Me In The Middle" for
Natasha's U.S. release of Unwritten. She also did a
memorable rap verse on a 2006 Omar song, "Lay it
She has received the MOBO for "Best
Newcomer" and received three consecutive "Best
Female Artist" trophies from the UK Hip-Hop
Estelle was originally on the Ill Flava Records.
Label owned by Hip Hop award winner Karl Hinds,
who together with Estelle and Joni Rewind re-
released the well known Althia & Donna 1978
track, 'Uptown Top Rankin'. Estelle also worked on various other tracks and videos with Karl
Hinds and Ill Flava Records.
In 2005 Estelle revealed on the Sky Sports show Soccer AM that her birth name is actual-
ly "Fanta"and her favourite drink is Ribena.
In 2006, Estelle appeared at the London School Harris City Technology College for a Post
16 Year Of Achievement Night, and she could also be seen in the video for John Legend's sin-
gle "Save Room". Also in 2006, Estelle joined rapper Kardinal Offishall's Black Jays
International, and was eventually signed to singer John Legend's Homeschool Records through
According to her official Blogspot, she had a photo-shoot on the week of July 2, 2007, for
her new album. Estelle has been critical of the music industry's perceived double standards of
preferring white women over black women.
The forthcoming album will feature production from the likes of Will.I.Am, Wyclef Jean,
Mark Ronson, Cee-Lo, Swizz Beatz, and John Legend.
Kanye West also features on the album, on a track called "American Boy" which reached
number one in the UK singles chart on March 23, 2008. Estelle will be touring with Wyclef Jean
with the tour dates soon to be announced.'
Recently she has got into controversy claiming racist attitudes in the U.K. music industry
promote white artists over black artists performing the same style of music.
In April 2008 Estelle announced a short UK tour, calling at the Manchester Ritz on the 8th
June, Glasgow ABC on the 9th June, Birmingham Custard Factory on the 10th June and the
Shepherds Bush Empire on the 12th June.
Estelle will perform at halftime of the 2008 MLS All-Star Game on July 24, 2008 at BMO
Field in Toronto, Ontario.
April 27 1969
England) is an
church at an
early age and
then went on to
become a ses-
sion singer at
the age of 15,
for bands such
Beyond and Shakatak.
In 1988, she released her most successful single,.My
One Temptation, which peaked at #7. In the continuing
years she went on to release many more singles and
albums. She currently has her own show on BBC Radio
2, called Soul Sessions. She also competed in the ITV
singing competition Hit Me Baby One More Time.
On February 14th 2001, Mica lost her brother to a
shooting and has since campaigned against gun crime in
During January 2006, Mica appeared in the 4 part
BBC TV series The Sound of Musicals. In April 2006, it
was announced that she and model Lisa Butcher, were to
take over from Trinny Woodall and Susannah
Constantine, to be the new co-presenters of the long run-
ning BBC TV series What Not to Wear.
Paris also performed alongside Pink Floyd's David
Gilmour, on the evenings of 30 May and 31 May 2006 at
the Royal Albert Hall, singing The Great Gig in the Sky.
In the autumn of 2006, Paris took part in Strictly
Come Dancing where she danced with Ian Waite. She
was the second celebrity to be knocked out of the com-
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English pop singer. Her first
album, Great Expectations,
spawned the smash hit,
"Sleeping Satellite", a philo-
sophical song about the moon
landings, which reached number
one in the United Kingdom.
She joined a group called
Dignity as a backing vocalist.
Later, after studying secretarial
skills she became a clerk at
Leeds Magistrates' Court. She
helped out at a recording studio
in Bradford called 'Flexible
Response', and subsequently
began working with musicians
John Hughes and John. Beck.
Archer signed to EMI in 1990,
and released her first single
Sleeping Satellite in September
1992, which went to no.1 in the
UK. The album "Great
Expectations" followed in
October (reaching no.8). Further
singles from the album followed,
and although they were top 40
hits in the UK, they did not
achieve the same level of suc-
cess as her debut. In 1993,
Archer won a BRIT Award for
the Best British Breakthrough
After disappearing from the
limelight, Archer reappeared in
1996 with her second album
"Bloom". However, the album
(and subsequent single "One
More Good Night With The
Boys"), failed to make any
impact on the chart. In late 1997,
disagreements with EMI left
Archer somewhat disillusioned
and feeling like she had been
treated as a commodity. She
decided to take a short break
from the industry. After two
years she felt the time was right
to start writing again but was
hindered by writer's block.
Although this didn't prevent her
from being initially creative she
found it difficult to finish any-
thing musically. However, she
did not let this stop her from
expressing her creativity in other
ways, and she began painting
and moulding clay during this
time away from the spotlight. It
was also during this time that her
love of Sunderland AFC blos-
somed, committing to a season-
ticket with her Sunderland-bom
musician partner John Hughes in
1999 after falling in love with the
team when taken to her first
match in the late 1980s. She
retains her ticket to this day.
After working through the
block and starting in 2002, she
and Hughes worked on a new
album. Initially this was going to
be titled Non Linear, but later
became ON. Several demo-ver-
sions of the songs from this
album were available for free
from the messagetothemagnet
website which was created for
the purpose. People were
encouraged to send feedback on
ON was released on 25th
September 2006 on Archer's
own label, Quiverdisc, and was
preceded by a download only
single, Every Time I Want It
(Effect Is Monotony) a radio edit
of the album track Effect Is
Monotony on 20th September.
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The Foundation Academy's
Graduating Class of 2008
took place on the
evening of May 29th in
Church. This is The
20th year teaching stu-
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and their 17th graduat-
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Imari Bratcher's Winning Artwork to
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who was recently
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& Girls Club in
another award to add
to his collection
The 15 year-olds's
original work of art
will go on this dis-
play this month in
the nation's capital.
Bratcher won first
place in this year's
District 3. He is a
student at Douglas
Anderson School of
the Arts, recently.
His work; along with
that of other winning
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