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Publisher: Eric O. Simpson, Feb. 14, 1981-

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Week's Featured Suspect
This week on Channel 4, the Wheel of Justice. land-
ed on VaShawn Hall. He is wanted for armed burgla-
ry. He broke into the victim's home and stole two
televisions, guns and other items, then drove away in
the victim's Escalade.
Also Wanted Arrest Made
Wanted for Suspect in
dealing in murder of
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Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, Channel 4 Television
Station, The Florida Star and First Coast Crime Stoppers
are working together to solve crime and stop the violence in
the area. Officer Ken Jefferson spins the wheel every
Thursday during the Morning Show on Channel 4, WJXT.
Make a confidential Call to First Coast Crime Stoppers
at 1-866-845-TIPS to help catch these suspects.

Response to Statements
About. Senator Obama
"I hear you. But will you please list at least one good
thing that happened for you during the past 7 1/2
years through the experienced, Republican-con-
trolled Washington administration."

Something to Think About
Nail in the Fence
There once was a little boy who had a bad temper. His
father gave him a bag of nails and told him that every
time he lost his temper, he must hammer a nail into the
back of the fence. The first day the boy had driven 37
nails into the fence. Over the next few weeks, as he
learned to control his anger, the number of nails ham-
mered daily gradually dwindled down. He discovered
it was easier to hold his temper than to drive those nails
into the fence.
Finally the day came when the boy didn't lose his tem-
per at all. He told his father about it and the father sug-
gested that the boy now pull out one nail each day that
he was able to hold his temper.
The days passed and the boy was finally able to tell
his father that all the nails were gone. The father took
his son by the hand and led him to the fence. He said,
"You have done well, my son, but look at the holes in
the fence. The fence will never be the same. When you
say things in anger, they have a scar just like this one.
You can put a knife in a man and draw it out. It won't
matter how many times you say I'm sorry, the wound
is still there. "A vei hal wound is as bad as a physical
one.


Violence Continues
Security Man Posed Injured in This city
Guard as Police Police : experi-
Shot Arrested Shootout e n c e d
Shot
another
week of
violence.
James
Haynes,
James Hayes, Robert Coma
31, Security Browne, Johnson, 19, working
Guard and 23, arrest- shot as a secu-
father of four. ed rity guard,
at the Hilltop Apartments Saturday night was shot as he
tried to stop a fight.
The shooter has not been apprehended..
Robert Browne stopped a female on Dunn Avenue and
handcuffed her as he pretended to be a member of the
Jacksonville Sheriff's Department and Corea Johnson
is in critical condition. He was shot at the Chicken
Koop restaurant on Dunn Avenue after attempting to
rob the place. He came out shooting and an off duty
officer responded by shooting him. He ran away but
was soon caught. He is expected to be charged with
attempted murder of an officer and armed robbery.
Violence- Continued on A-7
Democratic Candidate Now on Ballot
Circuit Judge John Cooper placed
Regina Young on the ballot for Florida's
State House. She is now the only
Democrat running for District 17 and
because she was not originally allowed
a to run, she has had little time to cam-
Regina Young,
Running for paign.
District 17 Elections division said they will prob-
ably still appeal even though the error
that kept her off the ballot was not hers.

Young Football

Player's Funeral Set

Rashad Wallace, 12, dream was to
become a professional football
player: His mother said he even
promised to buy her a big house.
However, on his first day ofprac-
tice as a Pop Warner Football play-
er, he collapsed on the field in the
Normandy area. The coach said R d W
Rashad Wallace, 12,
they were not doing anything hard collapsed and died
and it is difficult for them to under-
stand what happened. His mother was at the field at
the time. He had told his coach that he felt hot and
dizzy right before he collapsed. An autopsy has been
done but the toxicology results have not been
released.
Rashad's funeral will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at
the Spirit of Life Worship Center on Labelle Street.


News Briefs
Sea Island Company to Lay Off 300 -
The present economic state of America is causing a lot
of companies to fold or lay off workers. Sea Island
Company of Georgia announced that they will have to
lay off from 300 to 400 workers, beginning now.
Monster Washes to Shore This was washed
ashore in Montauk.
,' .."-- New York. according
to reports. They are
still trying to figure
out what it is.


Georgia Town Turns 100

Citizen Joins in at 102





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Mrs. Elnora From Left: Randy Horn, Rowland
Dawson-Kelly, Eskridge, Mayor Kenneth Smith, Sr., Don
102 Years of age Mounsey, Nancy Stasinis, Alex Blount,
(cousin of Mayor Nizi Zell, Chris Daniel and Charlene Sears
Ken Smith, Sr.)
On August 6, 2008, the City of Kingsland, Georgia
turned 100 Years Old. Joining the residents and offi-
cials of the city was Mrs. Elnora Dawson-Kelly who is
two years older than the city.
Kingsland is a fast-growing community and Mrs.
Dawson Kelly remembers the town when there were
only horses and buggies on dirt roads.
Her cousin, Kenneth Smith, Sr. is the mayor, some-
thing she would have never dreamed of.

Dr. Roy Mitchell Passes;

Well-Known Educator
-Dr. Roy Ishman Mitchell, a well-
known educator was the first Black
to serve as an administrator at the
University of Florida. He was not
only well-known, the Matthew
Gilbert and Edward Waters graduate
lA was also well-liked. He passed on
Dr. Roy I. Mitchell July 28, 2008 and his homegoing
service was on August 2, 2008.


Victoria Osteen's
Trial Begins


Sharon Victoria
Brown, Flight Osteen, wife
Attendant of Pastor
Joel Osteen
Witness say that Mrs.
Victoria Osteen, first lady
of Houston's Lakewood
Church, was physical
with flight attendant
Sharon Brown who had
just undergone required
breast surgery. The FAA
fined Ms. Osteen $3,000
and trial for the airline
incident started this week.


Help to

Keep and
Buy Home
With so
many resi-
dents losing
their home,
and the
House and
S e n a t e Congresswo-
p a s s e d man Corrine
Brown
before
going on vacation, a
housing bill,
Congresswoman Corrine
Brown said she can't take
vacation. She is helping
her constituents save or
purchase homes. Her
Help -Continued on A-7


Banks Overdraft Fees May Be Unfair
Bank of America and some other banks are charging
customers fees before the customer overdraws his or
her account, charging such fee at the time you sign for
a purchase with your debit card.

JEA Reported about 10,000 homes are
having their services stopped per Month
JEA said that they are now having an average of
10,000 families losing electricity per month because ot
non-payment. The bills are higher and so is evrything
else. The company has stated that they will try to work
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Jails and prisons are
dangerous places for any-
body, but especially for
children and teens. Many
of these institutions
house vicious predators
who have been locked up
for brutal violent crimes.
Yet on any given day,
approximately 9,500
juveniles under the age of
18 are locked up in adult
penal institutions.
Children as young as 15
can be prosecuted as
adults in many states
without review by a
judge or a court hearing.
The Campaign for
Youth Justice report,
"Jailing Juveniles: The
Dangers of Incarcerating
Youth in Adult Jails in
America," released in
November 2007, outlines
the challenges to keeping
children safe in adult
jails. It catalogs the
numerous jurisdictions
throughout the United
States where teens are
placed in great danger
because of the variety of
flawed policies and laws
governing juvenile incar-
ceration. In 44 states and


the District of Columbia,
juveniles as young as 14
can be tried in the adult
criminal system. Forty
states either permit or
mandate the jailing of
young people in adult
facilities before trial.
The report argues that
children and teens should
not be held to the same
standard of accountability
for their actions as
grown-ups, citing
research that shows the
developmental differ-
ences between adoles-
cents and adults. These
findings indicate that the
prefrontal cortex, which
governs the "executive
functions" of reasoning,
advanced thinking and
impulse control, is one of
the last areas of the brain
to mature.
In numerous cases,
there is no public safety
justification for locking
up these young people in
adult prisons. Juveniles
may be held in adult jails
for months or even years,
although most of them
are not charged with a
violent crime, and many


Juveniles Don't Belong in Adult
prisons

by Marian Wright Edelman
President of the Children's Defense Fund


will not oe convicted of
any crime. Nevertheless,
they languish behind bars
with dangerous criminals
and are at great risk of
being raped and beaten.
Many are pushed to
attempt suicide.
As in the administra-
tion of many laws in this
country, Black and Latino
children and teens end up
in adult facilities in num-
bers disproportionately
higher than their repre-
sentation in the general
population. Nationally,
according to the
Campaign for Youth
Justice report, three out of
four young people admit-
ted to adult prison in
2002 were either Black or
Latino.
At issue is the Juvenile
Justice and Delinquency
Prevention Act of 1974
'(JJDPA). When originally
enacted, it was designed
to prevent young people
from going to adult jails
and prisons and to sepa-
rate young people from
adults while incarcerated.
These protections were
called "Sight and Sound
Separation"-a young
person would be beyond
the sight and sound of the
adult inmates. Over time,
however, these provisions
have been eroded and do
not apply to young people


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being tried in the adult
criminal system.
Now judges in juvenile
courts are often excluded
from the decision to pros-
ecute children and teens
as adults. In many states,
these decisions are made
at the discretion of prose-
cutors, no matter how
minor the infraction
might be. The JJDPA
does not provide a level
playing field for Black
and Latino youths who
are more likely than
White youths to end up in
adult prisons and jails.
We have an opportuni-
ty and responsibility to do
better in our country.
Placing juveniles in adult
jails and prisons is an
appalling injustice-and
it doesn't work to reduce
crime. With the JJDPA set
to be reauthorized this
year, Congress must
amend the Act to ban the
placement of children or
teens in adult jails or pris-
ons no matter what court
hears their case. This is
the right and sensible
thing to do.
For more information
about the Children's
Defense Fund, go to
childrensdefense.org.


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First African American Inducted Into
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PUBLIC MEETING

JACKSONVILLE TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY


When
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
5-6 p.m. Open House
6 p.m. Presentation


Where
Thomas Jefferson Elementary
8233 Nevada Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32220


Purpose
To update citizens on the study to widen
Beaver Street to a four-lane, divided road
from Devoe Street to Edgewood Ave


Meeting Format
There will be an open house (from 5-6 p.m.) with
visual displays where interested citizens can
drop in and review the project information.
A brief presentation will be held at 6 p.m.



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contact Bill Milnes at (904) 598-8731 or e-mail
wmilnes@jtafla.com no later than Friday, August 29.




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Faith In Our Community
Schedule of Events and Services

FIRST A.M.E. CHURCH Palm Coast...To share the
importance of sacred music and preserve the traditions
and practical applications, "A Third Annual Music
Workshop and Concert" will be conducted by music
director Michael Booker of First A.M.E. Church. As
with the evolution of all music genres, sacred music
has been influenced by different cultures and life expe-
riences. You can learn more through the historical and
biblical perspectives and vocal techniques training to
be culminated in a concert. The schedule is: Friday,
August 8, 6 p.m.; Saturday, August 9, 8 a.m., and a
concert ending on Sunday, August 10, 5 p.m., at First
A.M.E. Church. The registration fee is $35; to include
a DVD, $45; a DVD and CD, $55; and a DVD, CD,
and tee shirt, $65. First A.M.E. Church is the leader-
ship of the Rev. Gillard S. Glover at 91 Old Kings Rd
North. To register for the workshop, call the church at
(386) 446-5759.
CHURCH OF THE GOOD SHEPHERD's CHAM-
BER MUSIC SOCIETY Fifth Season presents
Members of the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra
Sunday, August 17, 6 p.m., for the benefit of the
Friends of the Jacksonville Symphony Chris Dwyer,
horn; Carin Miller, bassoon; Marguerite Richardson,
violin, Les Roettges, flute; Piotr Szewczyk, violin;
Scott Watkins, piano. Works by: Bach, Brahms, Oliver,
Szewczyk, Wieniavski. There will be a showing in
Craig Hall of paintings of churches of Belarus, Poland
and around the world by guest artist Feodor
Zeliankouski of Belarussian/Polish background. Free
and open to the public. Doors open 5:30 p.m.
Refreshments available. Church of the Good
Shepherd, 1100 Stockton St. at Park, Riverside,
Jacksonville, FL, 904-387-5691. The Rev. Douglas G.
Hodsdon, Rector
www.goodshepherd23.org/MusicCMS.html
SWEETFIELD MISSIONARY BAPTIST
CHURCH, located at 1365 Harrison St., in
Jacksonville, with Rev. Dr. Richard R. Russ, Pastor
will observe its 97th Church Anniversary Sunday,
August 17th at 4:00 p.m. The theme is "A Church On
The Move," "Therefore they that were scattered
abroad went every where preaching the Word." Acts
8:4. Pastors James Merritt, Ephesians Baptist Church;
Al Benard, Friendship Baptist Church and C.J. Brown,
Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church of Callahan, will be the
guests.
NEW GENERATION CHRISTIAN FELLOW-
SHIP, located at 5606 Ave. B, in Jacksonville with
Pastor Sirdelrol Drayton, request the honor of your
presence at the celebration and dedication service of
their new facility. To help us celebrate Pastor Torin
Dailey of First Baptist Church of Oakland long with
his congregation will preach a one night revival on
Tuesday, August 12, 2008, at 7:00 p.m. Also celebrat-
ing with us is Bishop Bruce Allen of The church
Fellowship on Monday, August 25th. For information
call (904) 631-7134 or 591-6382.
THE WOMEN PRAYER WARRIORS OF
MOUNT OLIVE A.M.E. CHURCH located at 841
Franklin Street in Jacksonville is sponsoring "Women
In White" on August 10, 2008 at 6:00 p.m. Come and
enjoy an evening of PRAYER and PRAISE. For more


information call (904)
354-6085.
GRANT SEEKING
BASICS FOR NON-
PROFIT ORGANIZA-
TIONS -Library
Program, Thursday,
September 4th at 2:00
p.m. Description:
Webinar by the
Foundation Center that is
an introductory overview
of the funding research
process for those non-
profit organizations seek-
ing grants from founda-
tions, corporations, and
grant making public char-
ities. The class size is lim-
ited by the number of
computers, so pre-regis-
tration is required.
Age(s): Adult. For more
information, please call
the Main library at 904-
630-2415.


NEW BETHEL A.M.E. CHURCH located at 1231
Tyler St., invites you to attend
Family and Friends Day on
Sunday, August 10, 2008, begin-
ning with Sunday School at 9:00
a.m. and Morning Worship at
10:30 a.m. The theme is "United
Champions For Christ" (I Peter
S2:9). The speaker for Morning
Worship is the Rev. John F. White, II, pastor of New
Mount Zion A.M.E. Church, Tallahassee, FL. Rev.
White, II is the son of John F. White, Sr., the 130th
Elected Bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal
Church, who is also a former pastor of New Bethel.
Rev. White, II is a M.Div. graduate of the I.T.C. and is
currently writing his dissertation for the D.Min. Sis.
Adell Jones, chairperson and Rev. Elizabeth E. Yates,
M.Div., pastor.


Almighty God, Father of all mercies and giver
I of all comfort: Deal graciously, we pray thee, with
those who mourn, that casting every care on thee,
they may know the consolation of thy love,
through Jesus Christ our LORD.



DEAT NOCICE'IS


BADGER, Rev.
Solomon L., Jr., died
August 1, 2008.
COBB, Nathaniel, died
August 3, 2008.
CUMMINGS-HAYES,
Jovanta, died August 1,
2008.
DEAKLE, Lucy, died
August 4, 2008.
EVANS, Rose, died
August 4, 2008.
FULLER, Percy, died
August 4, 2008.
HINES, Samuel A., 66,
died July 31, 2008.
HOGGARD, Charlie,
died July 31, 2008.
HUDSON, David, died
July 30, 2008.
JOHNSON, Ella Mae,
died August 1, 2008.
Alphonso West
Mortuary.
JONES, Katherine, died
July 30, 2008.
JONES, Mack B., died
August 4, 2008.
JONES, Tommy Mae,


84, died July 29, 2008.
KEELEY, Angela M.,
died August 3, 2008.
MILES, Harry, 63, died
August 1, 2008.
PAYNE, Ms. Sareta A.,
83, died August 2, 2008.
REDDEN, Clifford, Sr.,
61, died August 3, 2008.
Alphonso West
Mortuary, Inc.
RICHARDSON,
Clementine E., died
August 1, 2008.
ROBINSON, Jodi Ann,
21, died August 2, 2008.
RUISE, Minnie, died
August 5, 2008.
SAMPSON, Denetta
Angel, died July 31,
2008.
SMITH, Sidney L.,
USN, died August 2,
2008.
TAYLOR, Nettie, died
July 31, 2008.
TEAGUE, Linda, died
August 5, 2008.


NOTICE TO PUBLIC
August 10, 2008
NOTICE OF AMENDMENT TO CONSOLIDATED PLAN-ACTION PLAN
24 CFR Part 91.505 requires an amendment be made to the Consolidated Plan-Action Plan whenever changes
occur in the way the jurisdiction carries out its activities, and the changes be made available for public comment.
In compliance with this regulation, the City of Jacksonville's Community Development Division of the Housing
and Neighborhoods Department announces the following revisions that may include the use of program income
and unexpended balances remaining from completed or cancelled projects approved in previous years:
Housing Partnership of Northeast Florida 003721 $212,794.00 HOME funds will be transferred to the
Headstart to Homeownership program to continue down payment and closing cost assistance to low and
moderate income persons. Housing Partnership of Northeast Florida will be funded with State Housing Initiative
Partnership (SHIP) funds for their down payment assistance program because the funding guidelines are less
restrictive and allow both low income (below 80% of MFI) and persons earning up to 120% of MFI to be
assisted.
Northwest Regional Multipurpose Community Center 003482 $1,000.000.00 The proposed project
location has changed from 8793 Sibbald Road to 5070 Soutel Drive. CDBG funds will be used in conjunction
with other funding sources ($8M) for the construction of a 35,000 square feet multi-purpose community center
adjacent to the football fields at the Bob Hayes Sports Complex. The project will be administered by the
Planning and Development Department, Community Planning Division.
Multi-Family Rental Rehabilitation 003299 $379,253.00 HOME funds will be transferred to the Head start
to Homeownership program to continue down payment and closing cost assistance to low and moderate income
persons earning 80% or below the Median Family Income (MFI). An estimated number of 30-35 households will
be assisted.


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 Worship .......................11:00 a.m.
Youth Church 2nd & 3rd Sundays
(Old Sanctuay)....................................11:00 a.m.
Tuesday Prayer Meeting.............. ........ 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday Pastoral Bible Study ................ 8:00 p.m.
Rev. Eric Lee, Pastor
Rev. Joe Calhoun, Pastor Emeritus
(904) 764-5727 Church

Historic Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church
Sunday
W orship Service....................................................................10:00 a.m.
Church School.........................................................................8:45 a.m .
Wednesday
Fulfillment Hour Bible Study.................................................. 6:30 p.m.
Every 2nd & 4th Thursday...............................10:00 a.m.-12:00 Noon
Friday
Joy Explosion Ministry.................................................. 6:30 p.m.
201 East Beaver St. (904) 355-9475
Rev. F.D. Richardson Jr., Pastor

GREATER EL-BETHEL DIVINE HOLINESS CHURCH
"The Church Where Everybody Is Somebody"
Bishop Lorenzo Hall., Pastor
Street Address: 723 W. 4th St. Jacksonville, Florida 32209
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 3575, Jacksonville, Florida 32206
Church Telephone: (904) 359-0661 Home: (904) 358-8932 Cell: 710-1586
Sunday School........................................... ........ ................ 9:30 a.m .
M morning W orship....................................... ................................ 11:00 a.m .
Tuesday................................................ Prayer Meeting & Bible Study,7:00 p.m.
Thursday......................... ...... .....................Joy Night,7:00 p.m.
"Email: Gospell75@aol.com
Website: Greaterelbethel.org


PENTECOSTAL CHURCH of GOD
"Jesus Loves Sinners Church Folk Don't"
Elder Joseph Rice

Sunday School ---- -----------------10:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship -------------------12:00 Noon & 7:00 p.m.
Bible Study -------------------Tuesday & Friday------ 7:00 p.m.

(912) 267-6395 (912) 996-4864 Cell
2705 MLK Blvd., Brunswick, GA 31520


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2036 Silver Street Jacksonville, FL 32206
Rev. R. L. Gundy, Pastor
(904) 354-7249 Church
Bible Power Enrichment Hour
Sunday School............................9:15 10:15 a.m.
Baptism-Praise & Worship
(Sanctuary) ................ ..................... 10:30 a.m.
Youth Church-2nd & 3rd Sundays
Fellowship Hall..................................... 10:30 a.m.
Mid-Week:
Wednesday, Noonday Prayer...............................................12 Noon
Inspiration Wednesday Worship Service...................6:00-8:00 p.m.
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LIFESTYLE *

Socially Speaking
By Betty Asque Davis I Photos by J. Carl Davis, Sr. nless otherwise specified)
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A Diamond Celebration
I'r.i .- like gold and diamonds owes its value only to scarcity."
Samuel Johnson 1709-1784
Dressed in totally white attire, they were captivated with
the transformation of the Friday Musicale into a 'sea' of
frosty white for a very special celebration. What was the
occasion? It was the Surprise Diamond Birthday Celebration
for Jacksonville Free Press Newspaper's CEO Mrs. Rita
Carter Perry hosted by her daughter Jacksonville Free Press
Newspaper's Publisher Ms. Sylvia Perry.
And from the mystic decorations, a program filled with
innumerable tributes from friends, colleagues and family
along with scrumptious and luscious food, what a celebra-
tion it was!
Born in Atlantic City, New Jersey, Mrs. Perry's life's
path has taken her to Virginia, Michigan, Georgia and
Florida. Jacksonville has been her home since the early
1970's. In 1986 she founded the Jacksonville Free Press
becoming Florida's first founding female publisher. Her
community involvements on the First Coast include count-
less organizations. Currently she enjoys a permanent
"relaxed" (never retired) status leaving the publication's
duties to her daughter.
What a blessing to have a Diamond Birthday hosted by
a loving daughter and hearing all of the loving tributes from
family and friends!
Happy Diamond Birthday Mrs. Rita Carter Perry!


Dr. Robert Mitchell with Florida Black Publishers
Association President and Westside Gazette Publisher Bobby
Henry.


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Jacksonville Free Press CEO Rita Perry with her Diamond
Birthday Cake Photo by Rhonda Silver
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Diamond Birthday Honoree Mrs. Rita Carter Perry with Ms.
Yvette Ridley, Mrs. Helen Ridley, State Representative Terry
Fields and City Councilwoman Ms. Denise Lee. Photo by
Rhonda Silver


Radio's 'Captain Groovie' Willie Martin
and Mrs. Brenda Burwell (Sister of
Diamond Birthday Honoree Mrs. Rita
Carter Perry).


S- W U" I Mother and Daughter-Ms. Sylvia FAMILY- Kevin Love, Ms. Sylvia Perry, Mrs. Rita Perry, Mrs. Brenda Burwell holding Gabrielle
Perry and Mrs. Rita Carter jerry. Burwell, Ms. ina Burwell, Ms Wil'Neisha Burwel, Bruce Burwell, Mrs. Diana Perry and Wdlie
Tihe Tomty Clhandlers and The Reese Marshails. Photo by Rhonda Silver Perry

At its new home in Gateway Mall,
Stage Aurora's Black Arts Festival under the
leadership of Darryl Hall offered storytelling, kid's activities, and the Stage Aurora's 100 Youth Voices in
Concert. Renowned performances by Ella Joyce (TV's Roc) in 'A ROSE AMONG THORNS'; T'Keyah Crystal
Keymah (TV's Cosby and In Living Color) Florida Humanities Scholars Bob Devin Jones as 'LANGSTON
HUGHES' and Phyllis McEwen as ZORA NEALE HURSTON; An Encore Performance of 'DREAMGIRLS';
St. John's River City Band, Adrienne's Dance and Baton, Visual Artist Lauren Austin made for a fabulous week!


'G' (George) presenting original
Spoken ord Photo courtesy of Ashley and Cherrie in an excerpt from THE WIZ. Photo
Stage Aurora courtesy of Stage Aurora


I Dr. White Received Coveted Award


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Jacksonville's own Dr. Norma Solomon White received the Alpha Kappa Alpha National Leadership Award for
exceptional leadership in the sorority through the years. The Carey B. Preston Award was established by Dr. White in
2002 in honor of Mrs. Preston who was the first Executive Director of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority and who served in
that position for twenty-five years.
Dr. White is the third recipient of the award since its establishment and was selected because of her leadership as
President of Gamma Rho Omega Chapter. South Atlantic Regional Director, Chairman of the Structure and Operations
Commission, International Program Chairman. International First Vice President and International President of Alpha
Kappa Alpha Sorority. Inc.. First and Third Vice President and National President of the Educational Advancement
Foundation Board and Chairman of the Centennial Celebration Committee.
Under her leadership as International President the sorority built and dedicated ten schools in South Africa, con-
tributed 40.000 shoe boxes to children in Africa, established and kept 15,000 at-risk students "ON TRACK" Program,
contributed 75.000 coats to homeless shelters around the country, established the Leadership Development Program, ini-
tiated the AKA Buckle Up Program. institutionalized "AKA Day at the State Capital" around the country, formed part-
nerships with the United States Department of Transportation. the United States department of Energy. Census Bureau,
Diabetes Foundation. SIDS. the Sickle Cell Disease Support Network. Pillsbury. Tyson Foods. launched and sealed the
Tine Capsule at the turn of the century, conducted the Alpha Kappa Alpha 10th Anniversary Wreath Laying Ceremony
at Pearl Harbor in honor of Dori Miller, initiated "TruVote". a state-of- the-art Voting System and published "A Legacy
Supreme. Voices of Leadership in Alpha Kappa Alpha (speeches by living Past Presidents).
Dr. White. initiated into Beta Alpha Chapter. Florida A and M University in 1952. is the only president to have served
in two centuries and is the only Florida resident to have served as international president of the country's oldest African
American sorority. She is the first Legacy National President (the only National President whose mother is a member of
the sorority). Her mother. Mrs. Ruth C. Solomon is lifelong matriarch in the Jacksonville community.


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Dr. Norma Solomon White (second from left) receiving The Carey B. Preston Award.
Photo courtesy of Dr. Norma Solomon White


Don't forget to let us know of your upcoming events. Contact us at (904) 766-8834; E-mail socially@TheFloridaStar.com or
you may reach me directly at imajol@aol.com, telephone (904) 285-9777 or fax (904) 285-7008. SEE YOU IN THE PAPER!


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McCain's Turn for a Tour on Foreign


Soil Black Neighborhoods


by Hazel Trice Edney
NNPA Editor-in-Chief

WASHINGTON
(NNPA) Now that
Democratic presidential
hopeful Barack Obama is
back in the U. S. after a
rock star-like tour through
the Middle East and
Europe, Republican presi-
dential hopeful John
McCain ought to take a tour
on soil that is foreign to
him through America's
Black neighborhoods, rav-
aged by drugs, poverty and
violence largely because of
historic racism and eco-
nomic bias.
That's the sentiment of
some international and
African-American affairs
experts, who say Obama
trumped the McCain cam-
paign with his trip last
week that included stops
and meetings with troops
and world leaders in
Afghanistan, Iraq, Jordan,
Israel, the West Bank,
Germany, France and
Britain.
"My advice, really, and
it's very serious advice to
John McCain, is let us let
you replicate trips to the
ghettos of America," says
Clifford Alexander, who
more than 30 years ago
became the first Black sec-
retary of the Army in the
Carter Administration.
"Go there. See what's
going on there. Let us have
,,yGU go to some of the
schools in America. See the
deficiencies. See the holes
in the ceiling. See the fact
that teachers have to end up
supervising people rather
than teaching people
because of the inadequacies
in the numbers of teachers.
"This is what he needs
to do," Alexander continues
in the interview with the
NNPA News Service. "All
of this talk about you've
got to go to Iraq, go to your
cities."
Obama was seen on the
world stage greeting troops,
shaking hands with leaders
from Iraq's military com-
mander, Gen. David H.
Petraeus to Afghan
President Hamid Karzai,
speaking to a cheering
crowd of 250,000 in
Germany and even sinking
a three-point basketball
shot in Iraq.
The tour that started
Monday, July 21, was per-
ceivably even bolstered
among Republicans as he
was accompanied by
Republican Sen. Chuck
Hagel of Nebraska, the sec-
ond-ranking Republican on
the Foreign Relations
Committee. Hagel has not
formally endorsed Obama,
but was with him as he met
with Petraeus, Iraqi Prime
Minister Nuri Kamal al-
Maliki and with Afghan
President Hamid Karzai.
Democratic Sen. Jack
Reed, a member of the
Armed Services
Committee, was also at his
side in Iraq and
Afghanistan.
Barack Obama, early
this week, was leading John
McCain among national
registered voters by a 49
percent to 40 percent mar-


July 24-26, nearing the end
of his tour and released over
the weekend.
While Obama was away,
U. S. media struggled to
balance coverage by focus-
ing on McCain's string of
economic town hall meet-
ings none of which were
held in Black communities,
where joblessness, the sub-
prime mortgage crisis and
overall economic decline
has hit the hardest.
Meanwhile, upon
Obama's return home, he
went straight to the gather-
ing of Black, Hispanic,
Asian and American-Indian
journalists at Chicago's
Unity Convention. McCain
declined the invitation.
Black voters, who nor-
mally support Republican
candidates by less than 10
percent anyway, have sig-
nificantly lessened that per-
centage with the prospects
of Obama's becoming the
nation's first Black presi-
dent as well as with his
message of hope and
change.
But, it's not like McCain
hasn't tried to reach the
Black community.
He did speak at the
annual NAACP conference
in mid-July. There, he
received only polite
responses as he pushed for
charter school vouchers,
which the NAACP has long
opposed, "based on the
premise that these programs
use public funds to support
private and/or parochial
education," according to a
policy statement on
NAACP.org.
"Moreover, voucher
programs may hasten the
abandonment of public
schools while leaving
behind the majority of low-
income students of color," it
states.
"That's why the com-
ments from McCain were
met with deafening
silence," says Mark Q.
Sawyer, political science
professor at UCLA and
director of the university's
Center for the Study of
Race, Ethnicity and
Politics. He described the
McCain speech to the
NAACP as "really bizarre."
Sawyer observed,
"Probably at least a quarter
of the people sitting in the
room were members of a
teachers union...When he
starts basically attacking
public school teachers, he's
basically attacking the
Black middle class who
were the people who were
sitting there in the audience
at the NAACP meeting," he
said. "They are so much
more likely to be somebody
who's a member of a teach-
ers union than they are to be
someone who's a poor par-
ent looking for a voucher
because they perceive their
kid to be stuck in a city
school."
Obama, on the other
hand, received enthusiastic
applause even as he spoke
on "personal responsibility"
before the crowd of civil
rights warriors who know
well the ravages of racial
discrimination in the Black
community.
Now, some perceive that


gin in a Gallup Poll taken


Presidential hopeful,
Sen. John McCain


on his own turf.
Obama, viewed as a
one-term senator from
Chicago with no military
experience, traveled abroad
after being nudged to do so
by McCain, a decorated
Vietnam War veteran, a for-
mer prisoner of war, and a
law maker for 26 years.
McCain had also toured the
Middle East, Europe,
Mexico and other nations
earlier in the campaigns in
order to bolster his diplo-


matic resume.
"It's been an
disaster for the
campaign,"
describes. "So,


absolute
McCain
Sawyer
McCain


comes out and dares him to
go on this trip and basically
sort of dreams it up himself
as well as the kind of atten-
tion that might get focused
on it...He accepts the dare
and turns it into a wonder-
ful kind of public relations
coo. Then McCain starts
screaming fowl, calling it
some kind of media bias."
Obama, looking presi-
dential at every stop, won
applause back home but
not just because of his pres-
idential candidacy.
"Frankly, I wish every
member of the United
States Senate would go to
Afghanistan," says econo-
mist and social commenta-
tor Julianne Malveaux, also
president of Bennett
College in North Carolina.
"And to understand what
our situation is, why we're
losing lives, what we
should be doing differently.
If they see it for themselves
and talk to some of the
troops there, they might
make different kinds of
decisions. I think he's doing
absolutely the right thing."
Both McCain and
Obama were scheduled to
attend the National Urban
League conference in
Orlando this week, where
McCain is obviously hop-
ing to make some points.
Alexander says he has a
better idea: "Far more
important than going to the
conventions, let's go to the
places where Americans
live. Let's go to the barrios,
let's go to the ghettos, let's
go to those schools, let's go
to those emergency rooms
and let's see some of that.
And then let's see what
some of your positions are."


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Tatyana Ali, Caribbean Beauty


Fulfilling Her Goals


By Rych McCain
Photo: HazralH
Entertainment
Backstage at the
recent NAACP Theatre
Awards at the famed
Kodak Theater in
Hollywood (home of the
Oscars) was a hub of
hustle and bustle to get
talent on and off stage
for presentations, per-
forming and accepting
awards. In the midst of
all that confusion was
the press elbowing one
another for photos and
interviews. One of the
highlights of the evening
for this columnist was
the opportunity to pull
lovely singer/actress
Tatyana Ali off to the
side and talk. This gor-
geous Caribbean beauty
was easily a standout
favorite with the photo
bugs and interviewers.
She was attending the
awards show as both a
presenter and as a mem-
ber of the cast of the
stage play The Divorce,
which was nominated in
the Best Ensemble Cast


Music
According to a recent
interview on MTVCom,
R&B crooner Akon, has
signed the king of pop
Michael Jackson to his
Knovict label and will
oversee his comeback
album. Jackson appears on
Akon's new single titled
"Hold My Hand," from
his forth coming album
"Acquitted." Singers
Ashanti, Goapele and DJ
Cassidy performed to a
packed, invitational only
house at the Heineken
Red Star Soul event this
week at Boulevard 3 on
the famed Sunset Strip in
Hollywood. The evening
was capped with the pres-
entation of the Heineken
Independent Achiever
Award to heralded produc-
er and songwriter Mark
Batson.
TV
Watch for comedi-
enne/actress Niecy Nash
in the new comedy series
"Do Not Disturb," pre-
miering September 10,
2008 on the Fox-TV
Network. Speaking of
Fox-TV, their news divi-
sion is under heavy attack
from the organization
known as
ColorofChange.org. They
are fed up with what they
allege is Fox News's on air
policies of race-baiting
and fear-mongering.
Superstar rapper Nas
recently joined over a hun-
dred Color of Change.org
members outside the Fox
News headquarters in
NYC to deliver 620.000
petitions from Color of
Change.org, Move On
and Brave new Films. If
Fox-TV News doesn't
clean up their act, a boy-
cott of their sponsors may
be the result. To see the


category. Ali's sexy, sen-
suous, exotic looks are a
gift via her Trinidadian
East Indian dad and
Afro-Panamanian Mom
who immigrated to the
States. Ali was born in
Brooklyn, New York
where she began singing
and acting at age four on
the popular PBS
Network children's show
"Sesame Street". A five-
season stint on the show
led to her Broadway
stage debut in the play
Fences with James Earl
Jones and Billy Dee
Williams.
At age seven, Ali won
the Star Search Junior
Vocalist Champion twice
and by age eleven was
cast as Ashley Banks on
the NBC-TV Network
smash hit "The Fresh
Price Of Bel Air, which
made her a major star.
During her third season
of Prince, Ali released
her debut singing album
Kiss The Sky which went
gold and spawned the hit
single "Day Dreaming. "
Following the cancella-


videos and join the move-
ment go to
https://secure.colo-
rofchange.org/fox_deliv-
ery/nas.html?id-2291-
632083 Actor/comedian
Bernie Mac is in the hos-
pital with a serious case of
pneumonia according to
our sources. Our best
wishes and prayers go out
to him.
Movies
Swing vote;
Touchstone Pictures in
association with Radar
Pictures and 1821
Pictures and a Treehouse
Films production stars
Kevin Costner, Madeline
Carroll, Paula Patton,
Kelsey Grammer, Dennis
Hopper, Nathan Lane,
Stanley Tucci, George
Lopez and Judge
Reinhold.
This is a good movie
about an ordinary man
named Bud Johnson
(Costner) who becomes
the national tie breaking
vote for the presidency of
the United States. His
politically aware daughter
Molly (Carroll) hounds
him to vote but when he
gets drunk and passes out
with the polling site about
to close, she sneaks inside
the polling place and cast a
vote for him.
Unfortunately, the
machine was turned off
and the vote didn't go
through but it did leave the
information of who was
trying to vote. The presi-
dential election nationally
is a dead virtual tie and
only Bud's vote will elect
the new president.
When Bud is identified
and tracked down both
political parties go after
him full strength to win his
vote and all hell breaks
loose. Eleven year old


tion of "Prince," Ali did
a number of TV show
guest appearances and
movies. Upon graduat-
ing from high school Ali
matriculated to Harvard
University in
Cambridge, Mass.,
where she graduated
with honors and
obtained a BA Degree in
Political Science. She
returned to Hollywood
and picked up where she
left off doing films such
as Kiss The Girls, oppo-
site Freeman Morgan
and The Brothers to
name a couple. Ali cur-
rently has a recurring
role as Roxanne on the
ABC-TV Network day-
time soap "The Young
and The Restless. "
When asked what the
difference was between
college-educated actors
and those who don't do
the experience, Ali
responds, "I don't know
what the difference is. I
don't know if there is
necessarily a difference.
You can be educated in a
lot of different ways. In


Madeline Carroll carries
much of the film with a
very impressive and strong
performance. Costner fans
will be delighted as this is
one of his best roles to
date. This film will warm a
few hearts.
Choke stars Sam
Rockwell, Anjelica
Huston, Kelly
Macdonald, Brad William
Henke and Jonah Bobo.
Written and Directed by
Clark Gregg.
Victor Mancini
(Rockwell) is confused
about his identity. He
doesn't know who his
father is; he's a sex addict
and deliberately chokes on
his food in restaurants to
set up scams from people
who do the Heimlich
maneuver on him. His
mom Ida (Huston) is in a
mental hospital and does-
n't know half the time who
he is when he comes to
visit. Then there is the
mother's doctor
(MacDonald) who turns
out not to be a real doctor.
The film takes you
through Victor's boring
life as a sex freak with his
best friend Denny (Henke)
also a sex addict and his
job in a mock colonial vil-
lage with actors who are
re-enactors of historical
characters. The plot is
weird to figure out. This is
one of those types of
movies that you stumble
across in the middle of the
night when you can't
sleep. Then the next morn-
ing you can't recall what it
was all about.
Hit me up at feedback-
rych@sbcglobal.net
So da aiki
(Love and work)
Rych


the class room there are
many different types of
classes throughout the
world. But any actor that
tries to educate them-
selves and not only nec-
essarily just through col-
lege but in any way and
they are thirsting for
knowledge and have the
love of life, they end up
bringing more to their
characters because they
have more experiences
to share."
Having the baggage
that results from literally
growing up in front of
the whole world on cam-
era often hampers the
transition and even
acceptance as an adult
for some former child
stars. As with former
child stars such as
Hilary Duff, Britney
Spears and Jessica Alba,
how does Ali handle the
references to her Ashley
Banks .character from
the public? She forms
the most adorable smile
and responds, "There's
so much love involved
in it and people remem-
ber me from when I was
very little so it doesn't
irritate me or get on my
nerves at all. It's actual-
ly kind of sweet because
people in a very real
sense, treat me like fam-
ily when I travel. I've
been invited to baby
showers, house parties,
dinners and all of that.
So it is very beautiful."
She has even had some


babies named after her.
Even though she has
a degree and other
viable career options,
she will stick with act-
ing. Ali says, "I love act-
ing. I love singing too.
I'm working on my
sophomore album called
The Light. My sister and
I are producing partners
and we just finished pro-
duction of our first proj-
ect called "Buppie. "
The show is about
young black urban pro-
fessionals and is part of
their web site produc-
tion from their company


HazralH Entertainment
and will be seen online.
Ali has also been
involved in the Obama
campaign by traveling
around the country,
mainly to Black colleges
to promote voter regis-
tration.
Correction: Rych
McCain s byline was
inadvertently left off of
the July 26 entertain-
ment feature story on
David Duchovny and
Gillian Anderson


Top Rated Primetime Programs Among

African-American TV Homes

Week Ending July 28, 2008

1. CSI: MIAMI, CBS

2. SO YOU THINK CAN DANCE-WED, FOX

3. NBC NFL PRE-SEASON, NBC

4. AMERICA'S GOT TALENT, NBC

5. SO YOU THINK CAN DANCE-THUR, FOX

6. HOUSE-MON, FOX

7. CSI: NY, CBS

8. FLASHPOINT, CBS

9. AMW: AMERICA FIGHTS BACK, FOX

10. CELEBRITY FAMILY FEUD, NBC
Source: Nielsen Media Research
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Violence Continued from A-1
Michael Lamar Perry, 21, was killed and another young man who was stand-
ing with him, was shot on Moncrief Road at West 12th Thursday. The gunman
left the scene on a bicycle. Witness say the shooter was a young black male
wearing gray-blue shorts and a white shirt.
Cedric Battle, 29, was shot by Klay Bickell when he attempted to rob him at
gun point while Bickell was repairing a rental property. Battle fled after he was
shot but collapsed near 23rd and Pearl where he was transported to the hospital
with life threatening injuries. Bickell has not been charged.
Deloris A. Futrell, 65, of the 5600 block of Bennington Drive was found dead
.Her death is considered a homicide. There is an on-going active investigation.
Floyd Gaskins was robbed inside a cemetery while visiting his wife of more
than 62 years at the Memorial Gardens Cemetery.. She died last summer. He
said the men took about $250 from him.
Please help stop the violence in
Jacksonville. Call Crimestoppers at 1-
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REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL FY 2008 2009
#RFP-ELCD-IT-08-09
Infamoa'don Technoog_ Services


The Early Leaning Coalition of Duval (the "Coalition"), a Florida not-for-profit
corporation is seeking Information Technology Services. In order to select a vendor to
deliver these services, the Coalion requests a proposal for services based on the
specifications listed below.
Upon receipt of all the proposals, the Coaition wiB review and make a dedsion based on
experience, tednical abilites, cost and other factors which would be appropriate for a
review of quote for Infmation Techology Services.

Evaluation Criteria:
Experience 50 points
Cost -25 points
,Technical abilities (staff qualification) 20 points
Proposal Presentation- 5 points

The selected vendor will be required to enter into an agreement with the Coalition for the
services listed below:
InormlaHon Technology Sevices wil entail the folowig (not on ca -iciuve ):
Implement and Maintain network by monitoring and updating the
following items:
o Upgrade firmware on Firewalls
o Monitor firewal logs
o Report unauthorized access attempts to proper authorities
o Maintain network connectivity
o Apply software patches and security hot fixes to all servers and pc's
o Test all software / hardware after installation of updates
o Configure network access for PCs
o Maintain databases
o Update antivirus / anti-malware software
o Monitor antivirus threats
o Manage spam filtering services
o Manage secure off-site backup of crucial files and databases
Set up network printers / scanners / copiers
Troubleshoot computer / network / printer related errors
Remove malware from pc's
Replace and/or upgrade equipment as needed
Move IT related equipment during workspace / office transfers
Configure software to interface with Industry-Specip,* '_"F-= s
Design and plan upgrades to network and software packages
Implement new technologies to better office productivity


REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL FY 2008 -
#RFP-ELCD-IT-08-09
Information Technolov Services


The Early Learning Coalition of Duval (the "Coalition"), a Florida not-for-profit
corporaton is seeking Infomation Technology Services. In order to select a vendor to
deliver these services, the Coalition requests a proposal for services based on the
specifications listed below.

Upon receipt of all the proposals, the Coalition will review and make a decision based on
experience, technical abilities, cost and other factors which would be appropriate for a
review of quote for Information Tedhnokogy Services.

Evaluation Criteria:
Experience 50 points
Cost- 25 points
*Technical abilities (staff qualification) 20 points
Proposal Presentation 5 points

The selected vendor will be required to enter into an agreement with the Coalition for the
services listed below:

Information Technology Services wi ental the following (not an alol-nc- sive If):
Implement and Maintain network by monitoring and updating the
following items:
o Upgrade firmware on Firewalls
o Monitor firewall logs
o Report unauthorized access attempts to proper authorities
o Maintain network connectivity
o Apply software patches and security hot fixes to all servers and pc's
o Test all software / hardware after installation of updates
o Configure network access for PCs
o Maintain databases
o Update antivirus / anti-malware software
o Monitor antivirus threats
o Manage spam filtering services
o Manage secure off-site backup of crucial files and databases
Set up network printers / scanners / copiers
Troubleshoot computer / network / printer related errors
Remove malware from pc's
Replace and/or upgrade equipment as needed

APPLICATION TIMETABLE / IMPORTANT DATES
ACTIVITY DATE TIME ADDRESS
Request for Proposals later than Notice of RFP posted on the ELCof Duval webette, 1
Advertised August 2008 A local newspaper, and Florida Administrative Weekly.
Early Learning Coalition of Duval
Notice of Intent to Submit No later than: 500 PM Attn: Angel Canro, Fscal Manager
Application to be received August 15, 2008 6850 Belfort Oaks Plae, Suite 102
Jacksonvlle. FL 32216
All written inquiries to be August 22, 2008 5:00 PM Emal -acarrn eofdval.o
received
's response to September 5,2008 5-00 PM Responses to Inquiries via email
Inquiries
Early Learning Coelion of Dmal
Sealed Applictikn September 12,2008 12-00PM Atn:AngelCair, R~Fal Manager
must be received 6850 Belfort Oaks Plc, Sulte 102
aoller________ FL 32216
Early Learning Coation of Duval
ntial ingSeptember19,2008 9:00 AM Attn: Angel Can, Fiscal Manager
Appctios September 19,2008 900M Betfort Oaks Plae, Suite 102
Jaksonvie, FL 32216
Early Learning CoaKbon of Duval
Meeting of the Evaluation September26 2008 TBA Attn: Angel Carro, Rscal Manager
Committee 6850 Belfrt Oaks Place, Suite 102
Jacsonvfe, FL 32216
Contract Award Week of Sept 29, N/A Contract Award Communication via email
Communication 2008_
Efectie Date of Contract October 6, 2008 N/A N/A
These dates subject to change based on the need of additional Information or
evaluation.


THE COMPLETE REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL CAN BE FOUND ON
ELC OF DUVAL'S WEB SITE www.elcofduval.or6


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The Facility % ill Sern e Asn Emergence Shelter
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Aug. 5, 2008 Mayor John
Peyton, City Council Member Mia Jones and representatives of
the City of Jacksonville Recreation and Community Services
Department yesterday held a groundbreaking ceremony to cele-
brate the start of construction on the Northwest Community
Center.
Upon completion, this multipurpose community center will
provide space to facilitate community-related activities such as
meetings, after-school programs, summer camps and events. It
will feature an indoor walking track, gymnasium, teaching
kitchen, classrooms and a fitness center.
In addition, the 35,000 square-foot facility will also function
as an emergency public shelter for the citizens of northern Duval
County. The structure's ability to withstand 160 mph winds and
debris, coupled with the fact that it can accommodate special
needs citizens for the duration of a major storm, will serve as a
model for future shelter construction in the county. The center
will be able to house 478 people in general population with 62
additional special spaces citizens in the event of an emergency.
This will be the first shelter of its kind in the northern portion of
the county.
"This facility addresses two important facets of public safe-
ty: emergency preparedness and providing opportunities to keep
our young people safe and productively engaged," said Mayor
Peyton. "The city's investment in this center, along with the
funding I have proposed in the upcoming fiscal year, will keep
children off the streets and involved in constructive activities. It
will also provide a safe haven for citizens in northern Duval
County in the event of a hurricane, including individuals with
special needs."
"Hurricane season 2004 taught us an important lesson con-
cerning the need for an emergency shelter on the Northside," he
continued. "It is a much-needed resource and I look forward to
the completion of this project."
"After identifying the disparity that existed within this com-
munity, I worked with our State Representatives to ensure that
the needs of the community would be met," said Councilwoman
Jones. "Today, as we break ground we are not just turning dirt,
we are lighting an eternal flame that will serve as a beacon for
the residents of all ages in the community for years to come. We
will now have a place to conduct programs that will keep our
youth involved in structured activities and provide a safe haven
for seniors and families in times of storms."
The cost of design, planning and construction of the center
is estimated at $8 million. The project is supported through a
Community Development Block Grant and other federal grants
along with Council District 10 bond funds and the City of
Jacksonville's Capital Improvement Plan dollars.
The center is scheduled to be complete by summer 2009.
For further information on the Northwest Community
Center call (904) 630-CITY (2489) or visit www.jaxparks.com.

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Senator Tony Hill, Carver International Community Mrs.
Erskerline Favors, Mrs. Hazel Brown, State Representative
Audrey Gibson, and Jacksonville City Councilwoman Mia
Jones.


City Council Member Mia Jones and Mayor John Peyton.


THE FUiTURE SITE OF THE
NORTHWEST COMMUNITY CENTER


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Sherwood Forest Community Senator Tony Hill, Gilbert Stokes,
Harvey Harper, Vice Chairman Sherwood Forest Front Porch,
Lillian Smith, Jacksonville City Councilwoman Mia Jones, State
Representative Audrey Gibson, Mr. J.E. Franklin, Ms. Eunice
Barnum, Altheia Mikell, Janiyah Williams, Ziyhana Williams,
Jacque Williams, andAlyla Barnum.


Mark Davis, Bobbi Warford, Jacksonville City Councilwoman
Mia Jones, and Daphne Colbert Assistant to Council Member
Mia Jones.


City Council Member Mia Jones, Frank Powell, Senator Tony
Hill, State Representative Audrey Gibson.


Senator Tony Hill, Mr. Gadson Burgess, Mr. Orzola Burgess,
Mrs. Allie E Polite, Ms. Beatrice Gillard, Ms. Velma Moore, Ms.
Lillian Smith, Jacksonville City Councilwoman Mia Jones, Mrs.
Hazel Brown, Mrs. Hamah Jones, State Representative Audrey
Gibson, Mr. J.E. Franklin, Mrs. Bobbi Warford, Mr. Lawrence
Jones, Damani Bermudz, Joshua Bermudz, Derek Bermudz,
Elizabeth Bermudz, Mrs. Joan Floyd, and Patricia Smith.


State Representative Audrey Gibson, Mayor John Peyton, Kelley
Boree Deputy Director Department of Recreation and
Community Services, City Council Member Mia Jones, Stephen
Lazar VRL Architects, Inc. Harvey Harper, Vice Chairman
Sherwood Forest Front Porch, and Senator Tony Hill.


JACKSONVILLE
MASS CHOIR
2008-2009 SEASON
Jacksonville Mass
Choir, an all-city ensemble
under the direction of
Deborah McDuffie, will
hold auditions Mon-Wed.
August 25-27, 2008, from
5:30pm-7:30pm at Unity
Church in Riverside.
Vocalists -ages 14-22
are eligible to audition.
Reading music is not
required. Prepare a 2-
minute selection. For more information call 904-356-ARTS or check the website,
www.jacksonvillemasschoir.com.
Jacksonville Mass Choir, an all-city ensemble under the direction of Deborah
McDuffie, will hold annual auditions Mon-Wed. August 25-27, 2008, from 5:30pm-7:30pm
at Unity Church in Riverside.
JMAC had an incredible 2007-08 season, performing at St. Johns Town Center Tree
Lighting with George Huff, touring in Philadelphia/NYC as well as providing special enter-
tainment for the Jacksonville Barack Obama fundraiser at the Prime Osborn Convention
Center.
The choir performs all genres of music with emphasis on contemporary Gospel and
classic and contemporary R&B.
Vocalists ages 14-22 are eligible to audition. Reading music is not required. Prepare a
2-minute selection. For more information call 904-356-ARTS or check the website,
www.jacksonvillemasschoir.com.
Unity Church is located at 634 Lomax Street (corner of Lomax and May Streets), 2
blocks from the 5 Points intersection in Riverside.


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AsK Ueanna: is an aavice column Known jor ius
fearless approach to reality-based subjects!


Dear Deanna!
I broke up with my boyfriend over something silly and now I regret
my actions. I thought he was cheating on me with my best friend but
they were actually buying me a gift. I said some horrible things to
both of them and they're not speaking to me. I want to get back with
him but I think he is looking at my friend because she seems more
mature than me. What should I do if they start dating? I know it's
my fault but it's going to tear me apart.
Made a Mistake Atlanta, GA
Dear Mistake:
You obviously have trust issues if you can't feel secure with your mate or your friends.
Your foolish tongue has caused you to lose your relationship and your friend. The only thing
you can do is apologize to both parties and ask your boyfriend for another chance. If he
says no and goes with your buddy, then you learned a valuable lesson and if they'll do this
in your face, you didn't need them anyway.
Dear Deanna!
I allowed myself to get pregnant because my boyfriend convinced me that we would be
together and we were going to get married. Now I am almost ready to deliver the baby and
he has changed his mind. He moved out of my house and now he's not working and living
with his mother. I am so upset and don't know what to do. How do I handle this situation?
Anika On-Line Reader
Dear Anika:
You lost your sense when you decided to fall for the oldest trick in the book. There is no
way you should've become pregnant without a husband and a plan. You're getting ready to
be stuck with a baby, a bill for 18 years and a stupid looking dead beat dad. You need to
look at your resources, get your money and education together and grow up. When the baby
is born, have a DNA test, get your child support and be ready to raise your child and keep
it moving.
**** ************** ***
Dear Deanna!
My mother is being taken advantage of by her best friend. My mother is retired has plenty
of money saved up and she's enjoying the finer things in life. Her best friend is a moocher
and makes my mom pay for everything. My mother is lonely and doesn't have any friends
so she thinks nothing of it. This woman is going through her money left and right and I
know she's going to ook up and one day be broke. How do I get through to her?
Concerned Daughter Oklahoma City, OK
Dear Daughter:
Your mother is enjoying life and her friend. Before you place judgment or get in the mid-
dle of things ask your mom if she's preparing for a rainy day. If she is, you can rest assured
that she knows what she's doing and is planning her finances wisely. You're on the outside
looking in and have no idea of their friendship. You can calm down and chill and let you
mom and her girlfriend do their thing and feel secure knowing that if she needs you, she'll
let you know.
Ask Deanna is written by Deanna M. Write Ask Deanna! Deanna M, 264 S. La Cienega, Suite 1283,
Beverly Hills, CA 90211 or Email: askdeannal@yahoo.com Website: www.askdeanna.com
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i Announcements, meetings, happenings, and community events
scheduled in Jacksonville and the surrounding aiea.


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CONGRESSWOMAN CORRINE BROWN PRESENTS HOUSING AND FORE-
CLOSURE WORKSHOP INDIVIDUAL COUNSELING SESSIONS in conjunction
with Wealth Watchers, Inc.-Saturday, August 9th from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon at the
Beaver Street Enterprises Center, located at 1225 West Beaver St., Jacksonville. Free
annual credit report available if eligible. If you are late on your mortgage payments, los-
ing your home, trying to stop foreclosure, you don't have to face foreclosure alone. Do
you know your options? Do you have a 1st, 2nd or 3rd mortgage, understand your loan
documents, know what your credit report looks like, know how to respond to lender and/or
court documents, do you know what you need to know before signing on the dotted line
if you're a 1st time home buyer? Have you considered bankruptcy? What are your
options? Loan modification? Short Sale? Reverse mortgage? Foreclosure financing? For
more information and registration, (space is limited, register early) please contact Carolyn
Chatman at (904) 354-1652 or Carolyn.chatman@mail.house.gov .
THE DURKEEVILLE HISTORICAL SOCIETY invites you to the Annual Fund
Raiser and Music Fest Celebration the Life and Legacy of Charlie "Hoss" Singleton,
September 20th at 7:00 p.m. at the University Club of Jacksonville, 1301 Riverplace Blvd.
$50 per person includes an elegant evening consisting of dinner served with a city view,
live music performed by local musicians and conducted by Mr. Warner Singleton, the son
of Charlie "Hoss" Singleton. Tickets deadline is August 30th. Call the center for more
information at (904) 598-9567.
THE NEGRO BASEBALL LEAGUES will celebrate August 23rd from 12:00 noon to
4:00 p.m. at the Durkeeville History Center, located at 1293 W. 19th St., featuring appear-
ances by local former Negro Baseball League players who will autograph baseballs. There
will be tours of the Leagues exhibit. Hot dogs, cokes and gift items are available for sale.
for information, contact the Durkeeville History Center at (904) 598-9567.
MURDER! MAYHEM! MADNESS! SEMINAR -Repairer Of The Breach Ministries, a
non-denominational ministry meeting in the clubhouse of Colonial Point Condos, 11AM-
1PM, August 9th, Saturday, 5201 Atlantic Blvd will be giving a seminar called: Murder!
Mayhem! Madness! Who, or what is really behind the senseless killings in our city? This
seminar will expose the realm of the demonic, and your authority over them to protect
your family and kids, and take back your neighborhood with the authority delegated by
Jesus Christ! Speaker is Errol Sanders. Info-904-446-5172
FIFTH ANNUAL HARVEST MIDTOWN brings together wine, food, and entertain-
ment Saturday, October 4th from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. on 5th Street between Peachtree and
W. Peachtree. The fifth annual Harvest Midtown, presented by ENO welcomes oenophiles
to select samples from more than 250 superior wines and tastes offered by top Atlanta
restaurants. In between sips and bites, Harvest Midtown presents entertainment like live
music from Rio Negro and Blakes and a new Self-Sustaining Vintners and Organic
Farmer's Market. Tickets $55 in advance, $65 at the door, $85 VIP experience in advance,
$95 at the door. Tickets available at www.HarvestMidtown.com or at ENO and Barrelman
(800 Peachtree Street). More information available by calling 404-841-8335.
IT'S NOT TOO LATE TO REGISTER TO VOTE Duval County Supervisor of
Elections Jerry Holland reminds citizens that the last day to register to vote or change
party affiliation for the August 26th Primary Election is Monday, July 28, 2008 by 6:00
p.m. Citizens who wish to vote in the Primary Election must return their completed voter
registration application to one of the elections offices (105 E. Monroe St. or 5200-2
Norwood Ave) or mail the application to the Supervisor of Elections Office at 105 East
Monroe St., Jacksonville, FL 32202. Mailed applications must be postmarked by July 28,
2008. If a citizen has previously registered to vote, but needs to update their signature or
have an absentee ballot mailed to their address, they must do so by 5:00 p.m. on
Wednesday, August 20, 2008. To request an absentee ballot call the Supervisor of
Elections office at (904) 630-1414. Voters already registered to vote in Florida, may
change their permanent residential address or name up to and including Election Day and
will be able to vote at their correct precinct in the Primary Election. For more information
regarding the voter registration deadline, contact Tracie Collier at (904) 630-1414.
THE EARLY LEARNING COALITION OF DUVAL COUNTY has released the 2008
Early Care & Education Guide Summer Camp Issue. The fourth annual edition, produced
in partnership with JK Harris Publications LLC (JKH), includes complete and updated
listings of Northeast Florida Summer programs for children. The Guide is available free
of charge. Information on Early Learning Coalition's programs. services and membership
can be accessed at http://www.elcofduval.org or by calling 904-208-2044. Information on
the Northeast Florida Early Care & Education Guide Summer Camp Issue is available at
www.earlycareguide.com
SIXTH ANNUAL FCCJ FAMILY LITERACY FAIR -August 23 from 10 a.m. to 2
p.m. at FCCJ North Campus, Courtyard. 4501 Capper Rd. Books, celebrities, storytelling
and activities encourage a love for reading for all ages. Cost is FREE and open to the pub-
lic. Includes live performances by celebrity readers, storytelling, age-appropriate reading
activities and lists, free books, face painting, prizes, surprises and free lunch. For reserva-
tions (appreciated) or more information call 904-766-6553.


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Obama's White Media Advisors
Causing Black Problems
Some white folk are causing Barack Obama some very big Black
problems!
While Obama is criss crossing the United States and the world he has
left his white campaign staff to figure out how to deal with Black voter
education and Black vote generation. Bad move!
Obama has spent enough time in Chicago Black neighborhoods to know that Black people oftentimes
get their news and information in a totally different way than white people do.
If he and his white media advisors don't know, we get our most reliable history, news and information
from each other!
Rudimentary research by the Obama campaign would have shown that in order for Blacks to truthful-
ly inform each other we had to plead our own cause.
Black media companies became necessary because the white press would not cover events in the Black
community They would not report on Black athletes and Black sports teams, would not respect Black opin-
ions and related editorial views, they would not respectfully write about Black deaths and obituaries, they
would not run Black cartoons and illustrations and the white press for hundreds of years, and some say as
late as 2008, has little or no respect for Black media and Black journalist professionalism.
OK,OK, what is the issue? You have to know it is economic. No disrespect intended but it seems some
people are trying to pimp Obama.
Yeah, I know my friends that love the Black Presidential candidate unequivocally don't like for me to
write like this but its true! Can I prove it? Yes!
What do you call it if someone sends you out on the highways and byways and tells you to bring them
all of the money you can so they can pay themselves and do whatever else they want to do? Sounds like
pimping to me.
More Black people have contributed money to the Barack Obama Presidential Campaign than to any
presidential effort in history. Black people just want to get some of that money back in the form of patron-
izing Black community businesses, advertising with Black-owned media outlets and the hiring and utiliza-
tion of Black political professionals. Barack Obama knows that better than David Axelrod and the other
whites he has desired to trust his campaign with.
Since Florida is always at the forefront of political issues that deal with Black voter and political dis-
enfranchisement, it is only expected that they would be the first to rise up and question why Obama has
allowed his campaign to disrespect and underutilize the Black-owned media institutions.
Why do white media consultants seek to take Black campaign contributions and give it all to white
media companies? One reason is that they like to take care of their people.
Is it wrong for a Black candidate for President to desire to "take care" of his people too?
White media companies say they refuse to spend with the Black media because Black newspapers,
magazines and Black-owned broadcast stations have no numbers. They say the papers don't have certified
circulation figures and the broadcast stations have no rating service numbers.
Well, I say the Black press cannot be accurately judged or evaluated by using white measuring sticks
or performance models. You cannot judge Europe, Asia or Africa by using American standards so why
would you expect what goes on in the hood by suburban standards?
If the powerful U.S. Census can't count all of the Black people in the United States, how in the hell can
Arbittron or Nielsen count all of the people that are influenced by Black-owned media. If the highly regard-
ed U.S. Marshals can't count the attendees at the Million Man March, how can they count how many hands
and households a single Black newspaper goes through?
This issue of Black media utilization is not going to stop Blacks from voting for one of their own but
it is going t make Black people and Black voters angry.
The Barack Obama Campaign should have faith in Black people just like Black people have faith in
Barack Obama.
The Barack Obama Campaign for President must spend more money in the Black community than
any other candidate because he has received more money from the Black community than any other candi-
date!
We are not contributing to his campaign merely to make closet klansmen and others that hate Barack
deep down inside rich!
It is call the Barack Obama Campaign but it really is an effort for all African Americans!
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From Actual Police Reports

Did You Hear About?...


AGGRAVATED ASSAULT -an officer responded to an aggravated assault in
the 1600 block of W. 45th St. Upon
his arrival, he spoke with Ms. RP, the
victim, who stated that she was talk-
ing with Mr. P regarding a fight
between the little children earlier
today. She stated that she got into a
verbal altercation with Ms. KJ and SH
about the incident regarding the chil-
dren. The police were called and made
Ms. RP, the victim, return to their res-
idences. The victim stated that she
returned to the apartment waiting for
the police to come over to speak with
them regarding the incident. She stat-
ed that while she was waiting on the
police, Mr.P's sister S.J., K.J., S.H., and several other females from the neigh-
borhood came over to the J building. The victim stated that an altercation ensued
between the two parties and that all the females began throwing glass beer bot-
tles, which resulted in her getting struck by a piece of broken glass on the left
upper thigh. During the investigation, the office observed the victim to have four
minor lacerations to the upper left
thigh. The victim refused to be
treated by rescue, she stated that she
was going to transport herself to the
hospital for treatment. The officer
attempted to make contact with the
suspects at building E and F, but to
S no avail. The victim could not pro-
Svide any further information on the
S other females that were involved,
'_4 1 J and she did not have any knowledge
\. .. as to which apartment the listed
S" females reside in. Due to lack of


cleared, patrol efforts are suspend-
ed.


GUN FIRE -an officer responded to a report of gun fire in the parking lot of a
service station in the 1200 block of Lane Ave. Upon his arrival he observed a
white Hyundai in the parking lot at one of the gas pumps. He also noticed that
the Hyundai had crashed into the side of a gray Honda that was at the pump.
There were several people in
the area at the time. I also
noticed that there was what
appeared to be a bullet hole
in front right fender of the
Honda and the white ,P
Hyundai had a dent in the
rear bumper that appeared to ,'
be from a bullet hitting it. In ,
addition, a bullet projectile / \
was laying at the rear of the / 's
vehicle. The officer who .
was on the scene prior
approached the other officer
and stated that an unidenti-
fied witness came up to him
and stated that he saw the
driver of the white Hyundai with a hand gun. The officer then located a handgun
on the wash tub located at the gas pump where the Hyundai had stopped. The
officers then took the driver and passengers of the white Hyundai into custody.
Sgt. KH was notified of the incident and responded to the scene and called for
an Aggravated Battery Detective to respond to the scene. The officer was at the
scene and completed a crash report. The driver in the gray Honda stated that she
heard shots as the Hyundai crashed into her. She said she ducked down in the car.
She also told detectives she
saw the front seat passenger
with a gun. A witness stated
that she saw the front seat
passenger in the white
Hyundai lean out the front
door passenger side window
and point a gun towards the
store. Further investigation
revealed that there was a
bullet hole in the front wall
of the store that appeared to
have been recent. The bullet
whole also appeared to have
been in the area of where the
suspect pointed the gun. The
ET arrived at the scene and


collected the gun, shell casings, and projectiles. Case closed by arrest.


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tirve your practical siae me aay orn on
Monday -- at least when it comes to
love. Dare to dream, hot stuff! You're
only getting hotter over the next cou-
ple of days, too. The stars say go -- at
work, at play, at night, during the day.
There's plenty of time to evaluate
what you've gotten yourself into start-
ing later on Thursday. And don't
worry, a massive shift probably isn't
in order -- try a small adjustment or
two. You might be surprised by how
good it feels! And make a plan for
Sunday that includes music or art.
Open that mind -- and those eyes and
ears!


TAURUS
Apr 20th May 20th


-- --


Your personal universe is expandmg
on Monday! Get out and about -- new
ideas and all kinds of excellent things
await. But over the next couple of
days, you may experience delays or
assorted other limitations. It's less than
fun, but choose your battles -- know
when it can make a positive difference
instead of more of a mess! And watch
for improvement, starting later on
Thursday. Your far-sightedness has
you sitting pretty now, and others are
taking notice. Your attraction factor
now and through the weekend is very
high!


jr


for the


August 26, 2008 ELECTION

you can vote early starting

August 11 through August 24, 2008

in DUVAL COUNTY at the following sites:

The Supervisor of Elections Main Office, 105 East Monroe Street, Jacksonville
The Supervisor of Elections Branch Office, (Gateway Mall) 5200-2 Norwood Avenue, Jacksonville
Beaches Library, 600 3rd Street, Neptune Beach
Highlands Library, 1826 Dunn Avenue, Jacksonville
Mandarin Library, 3330 Kori Road, Jacksonville
Regency Square Library, 9900 Regency Square Blvd., Jacksonville
South Mandarin Library, 12125 San Jose Blvd., Jacksonville
Southeast Library, 10599 Deerwood Park Blvd., Jacksonville
Webb-Wesconnett Library, 6887 103rd Street, Jacksonville
West Regional Library, 1425 Chaffee Road South, Jacksonville

Hours are Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.
and Saturday and Sunday from 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m.

You can also request an absentee ballot by
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
to VOTE BY MAIL IN THE PRIMARY ELECTION
(absentee ballots must be received by the Supervisor of
Elections Office no later than 7:00 p.m. on August 26, 2008).


JERRY HOLLAND
DUVAL COUNTY SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS
(904) 630-1414 www.duvalelections.com


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While you're objective, logical and willing
to move forward as the week gets going,
others may be more on the touchy-feely
side. Show respect for their point of view -
you don't have to coddle them to get them on
board. And sometime Thursday, the stars
kick in with some serious momentum for
whatever it is you're all about right now.
Helping hands are all around! Whats your
big idea? Then if you've got a question on
Sunday, make sure you're phrasing it just
right and be aware that even then, the
answer might not be any of the options
you'e anticipating.

CANCER
June 22nd July 22nd
You can only avoid something (or is it
someone?) for so long as the week begins.
Do what it takes to boost your inner
resources, then get out there and deal! The
clearer you can be, the better try running
your message or plan by a trusted friend or
coworker first Then engage the ol' brain
starting Thursday. No matter how strong
that initial emotional response is, you've
gotta get your head involved as well as
your heart now. When Sunday comes,
though, feel free to go with the flow more.
Its a great day to explore!


LIBRA
Sept 23rd Oct 22nd
You're chock-full of lovely ideas and
even lovelier feelings on Monday if
the stars have their say. Enjoy it to the
fullest extent, because something (or
someone) might bring you down a bit
over the next couple of days.
Whatever it is, keep it in perspective;
when in doubt, a long walk or a long
talk -- or, better yet, both together --
will help you find your way. And start-
ing sometime Thursday, luck and love
are in the air! You're extra smart, extra
sexy and extra imaginative -- hot! And
things won't cool down for you until
Sunday -- and even then only a little
bit.

CAPRICORN
Dec 22nd Jan 19th


Don't ignore that intemal voice on
Monday in fact, you should stop, quiet
down and consult it regularly throughout
the day. Then during the middle of the
workweek, travel's favored. If you're not
on vacation, try taking a day off, or at least
firm up some plans for an upcoming get-
away. You're extra open to leading now,
too what (or who!) would you love to
know more about? But beginning later on
Thursday, you just wanna be in your com-
fort zone. A supportive friend can help.
By Sunday, you're seeing some very inter-
esting (and maybe out-there) possibilities!

LEO
July 23rd -Aug 22nd
Strike while the iron is hot on Monday,
especially when it comes to love! Over the
next couple of days, it's more about doing
good deeds than going after what you
want although if you do the former, the
latter might just magically fall into place.
Call it good karma. Then great minds may
think alike, but starting later on Thursday,
you might clash with those who think
they're a bit greater than you. But come
now, you don't want to come offlooking
like the petty party here! Be magnani-
mous you're good at that. And on
Sunday, watch your finances, there, Tiger!


SCORPIO
Oct 23rd- Nov 21st
Think for yourself on Monday. It's not
something you usually have a problem
with (at all!), but right now it's particular-
ly important to find your own way. Then
if there are negotiations to be made, the
next couple of days are super for that at
work, in love, wherever. You've got a way
with seeing through all the complexities
to find what works wonders for everyone
involved! But beginning later on
Thursday, you're liable to get all wound
up about something and others are like-
ly to hear about it Know when to listen,
too. On Sunday, think romance!


1AM AQUARIUS
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T GEMINI
May 21st- June 21st
Subtle powers of persuasion will get you
a lot further on Monday than getting all
righteous about getting your way. Let
'em think they thought of it themselves!
Over the next couple of days, though,
your own thoughts and feelings may be
hazy. Things are in flux now, and you
may not really get the clues you need
until sometime on Thursday. Change is
inevitable, especially now and through
the weekend good thing you're think-
ing it through, guiding it and very likely
loving every minute of it! P.S.: Don't
work on Sunday if you can play!

VIRGO
Aug 23rd Sept 22nd
Loosen up on Monday. Even if you're
super busy, stretching the ol' mind and
body will get you in the proper mindset
for what comes next a couple of awe-
some days to be you! Your diligence and
attentiveness are rewarded now, with
some serious attention coming your way.
You're even seeing the beauty and charm
in imperfections now, which makes an
imperfect world seem pretty sweet. Keep
the good energy going by doing some
new things starting Thursday; whether at
work, at play or, preferably, both! And
when Sunday comes, plan to relax you
probably won't get much done anyway.

SAGITTARIUS
Nov 22nd Dec 21st
You might be tempted to play hooky on
Monday, and the stars say there's fun to
be had! At least take a long lunch or
knock off early -- you only live once.
Then when it comes to recreation over
the next couple of days, think low-
budget, outdoors, music and/or art
instead of dining or shopping. Get cre-
ative -- you'll get more out of life, and
so will any lucky companions. Starting
sometime later on Thursday, good ideas
beget more good ideas. Brainstorm with
the best at work and off the clock.
And beware: On Sunday, you'll be for-
getful.

PISCES
Feb 19th Mar 20th
Work or other issues that crop up on
Monday aren't so hard to solve -- get
input and info instead of stressing.
And don't be afraid to ask for more
time; the ideas you'll have and the help
you can get over the next couple of
days can really turn this around. Make
the wait worth their while, and they'll
totally get it. Then get someone to help
you sort through your thoughts start-
ing later on Thursday. The stars direct
what's happening now, and how you
respond will have a lasting impact.
Sunday kicks off a couple super days
for you. How's it feel, you gorgeous
thing?








PAG B- H TRAUUT920


Suns Win Wednesday
fr .Marathon


By: J.P. Shadrick
August 7, 2008
PEARL, Miss. In a game that the teams
combined for 19 runs, 27 hits, four errors and
19 walks, the Jacksonville Suns (51-65, 18-28)
held on for a 10-9 victory over the first place
Mississippi Braves (59-57, 29-17) in front of
2,077 Wednesday night at Trustmark Park.
The fifth place Suns improved to 11.0
games back of the first place Braves with the
victory. Mississippi holds a 4-2 record in the
season series against Jacksonville.
Suns reliever Travis Schlichting (4-3)
blew the save in the eighth inning but picked
up the win. Braves closer Luis Valdez (3-3)
gave up three runs in the ninth inning for a
blown save and the loss.
The game featured four ties, but
Mississippi only led once in the bottom of the
eighth inning. After the Suns took a 7-6 lead in
the top of the eighth inning with a Ivan


Stadium Shuttle Returns


DeJesus, Jr. run on a wild pitch, RBI singles
from Brandon Hicks and Jose Camarena
opened an 8-7 Braves lead in the bottom half.
Jacksonville gained the lead for good in
the top of the ninth with three runs against
Valdez, who had saved 23 games in 30 oppor-
tunities before Wednesday. James Tomlin sin-
gled in a run to tie the game, Russell Mitchell's
sacrifice fly opened a 9-8 Suns advantage, and
Juan Gonzalez's single increased the lead to
10-8.
After Greg Creek drove in a bottom of the
ninth run with a one out triple for Mississippi
for a 10-9 score, Kieran Mattison induced a
strikeout and fly out to end the game.
Juan Gonzalez paced the Suns offense
with three hits and three RBI. Ivan DeJesus, Jr.
finished with a hit, a sacrifice bunt and four
walks. Mississippi's Brandon Hicks added
three hits and four runs to pace the Braves.
The game was the longest nine inning
game of the season for both Mississippi and
Jacksonville at three hours and fifty-four min-
utes.
The Mississippi Braves announced that
veteran left-hander Tom Glavine will make a
rehabilitation assignment from Atlanta in
Saturday's fourth game of the series against
the Suns.
Suns RH Jesus Rodriguez faced Braves
RH Jerome Gamble Thursday in game two of
the series at Trustmark Park. Live audio is
available on WFXJ-AM 930 or online at jax-
suns.com.


For Another Season The


Jacksonville Transportation Authority and the Jacksonville Jaguars are pleased to announce
the return of the Stadium Shuttle Service for this season's Jaguars games. With limited park-
ing around the stadium, the shuttle is a fast and easy way to get to and from the game.
With the increase in fuel costs, there have been some changes this year. The lots in out-
lying areas (suburban lots) will be Philips Highway at J. Turner Butler Boulevard, Marbon
Road and San Jose and the Little League baseball park at Wingate Park on Penman Road
south of Beach Boulevard. The downtown lots at the Convention Center and Kings Avenue
Parking Garage will remain the same. The Marbon and Wingate lots will not be available
for preseason games. Stadium Shuttle Service operates two hours before kickoff and one
hour after the end of the games. Stadium shuttles are wheelchair accessible and paratransit
vehicles are available at the Convention Center lot. For more information, call 630-3100.


Suns Battle


Biscuits for ive

Aunucit 12-11;


All!


Tuesday, August 2 7:05pm

Fift-Cent Family Feast Night!


Wednesday, August13 7:05pm

Phil Niekro Photoball Giveaway!

hristmas in August Free Gifts for


Thursday, August 14 7:05opm

ThIsday Night Throdown IASTof the


Friday, August 5 7:05pm

Used Car Giveaway Night!

Playing Cad and Inflratble Bat Givea


Saturday, August 16 1:05pm

Kids' Notebook Giveaway!

Kids Run the Bases after the gami


Fifth Annual NEFAR Bass Fishing Tournament
Raises $22,000 For Charity
More than $92,000 Donated to Haven Hospice In Five Years

JACKSONVILLE, FL Nearly 60 boats took to the water at daybreak from the
Palatka City Dock to compete in the Fifth Annual NEFAR Charity Bass Fishing
Tournament, which raised $22,000 for charity. The Northeast Florida Association of
Realtors (NEFAR) contributes 100 percent of all proceeds raised from the Annual
Bass Fishing Tournament, a catch-and-release event, to Haven Hospice.
Since the Charity Bass Fishing Tournament was started five years ago, NEFAR
has raised and donated more than $92,000 to Haven Hospice.
The Northeast Florida Association of Realtors is headquartered in Jacksonville
with satellite service centers in Orange Park, Jacksonville Beach and Palatka.
NEFAR is the largest trade association in northeast Florida, serving more than 6,500
Realtor and affiliate/business partner members in Duval, Clay, Putnam and St. Johns
counties.

FINAL ANSWER!
Brett Favre Changes Jersies


August 6, 2008 break-
ing news stated that 38
year old retired/returning
quarterback for the
Greenbay Packers Brett
Favre has been traded to
start with the New York
Jets this season. Favre is
ready to switch jerseys
and start in the club's sea-
son opener against the
Miami Dolphins on
September 7.
Favre, who won a
Super Bowl title and three
MVP awards in 16 sea-
sons before his split with
the Packers, is joining a
Jets team which went 4-12
last season.
Favre's jersey is
already being scooped up
by fans who awakened
Thursday morning to the
news that the Mississippi
country boy with the can-
non right arm is on his
way to the big city.
Until the decision was


made, it appeared he
might have been going to
the Tampa Bay
Buccaneers. But the Jets,
who went to camp with
Chad Pennington and
Kellen Clemens battling
to be the starter, persisted
and landed Favre for a
fourth-round draft pick in
2009.
Pennington, benched
midway through last sea-
son, was released
Thursday afternoon.
A draft pick is hardly a
steep price for a player
who holds league records
in career yards (61,655),
touchdowns (442), wins
(160) and hasn't missed a
start in 275 consecutive
games.
"We wish him the
best," Packers coach Mike
McCarthy said Thursday.
"There's no ill feelings.
He has a positive reputa-
tion within this organiza-
tion."
New York gave up a
conditional pick for Favre.
According to NFL.com,
the selection would turn
into a third-rounder if
Favre plays in 50 percent
of the plays this season, a
second-rounder if he plays
in 70 percent and the Jets
make the playoffs, or a


first-round pick if he plays
in 80 percent and the Jets
make it to the Super Bowl.
"I am looking forward
to seeing Brett Favre in a
New York Jets uniform,"
Jets chairman and CEO
Woody Johnson said in a
statement. "He represents
a significant addition to
this franchise, and reflects
our commitment to put-
ting the best possible team
on the field."
The Jets are hoping
Favre can bring them
some of the magic he cre-
ated at Lambeau Field, a
place where the sight of
him dropping back into
the pocket on a frozen
Sunday and rocketing a
ball downfield is as etched
in Packers lore as leg-
endary coach Vince
Lombardi walking the
sidelines.
Favre is coming off
one of his most productive
seasons, one during which
he answered any doubts
about whether he still had
game. He passed for 4,155
yards, his most since
1998, and had 28 TDs
with 15 interceptions. The
arm strength was still
there, and so was his abil-
ity to improvise and make
something of nothing.


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August 31
September 4-8
October 13-15
October 14
December 28
January 3-4
January 10-11
January 18
February 1
February 8
February 18-24
February 27
March 22-25
April 25-26


Roster cutdown to maximum of 75 players
Roster cutdown to maximum of 53 players
Clubs may establish practice squad of eight players
2008 regular season starts
NFL Fall meeting, St. Petersburg, FL
Trading deadline
Regular season ends
Wild-card playoffs
Divisional playoffs
Conference championships
Super Bowl, Tampa, FL
Pro Bowl, Honolulu, HI
NFL combine
Free agency begins
Annual owners meeting, Dana Point, CA
NFL draft, New York, NY


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Community Event
Young people came out Saturday, August 2
to participate in an Election and Voter
Registration event at Gateway Mall sponsored'
by 1,000,000 Americans for Obama,
Educators for Obama, Florida Organizing
Fellows, Florida Voter Registration Drive,
Jacksonville, FL for Barack, JAX Beach for .
Obama, Northeast Floridians for Barack
Obama, Southside Jax for Obama, University
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already a fan of Special Olympics.


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Children Who May Have High Blood Pressure Can Benefit From :44 our Blood Pres oitorin
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Florida -The American
Heart Association now rec-
ommends 24-hour blood
pressure monitoring for cer-
tain children and adolescents
suspected of having high
blood pressure or a condition
that causes unreliable read-
ings at the doctor's office.
The statement, pub-
lished in Hypertension:
Journal of the American
Heart Association, is expert-
opinion driven and not evi-
dence-based. That's because
studies relating 24-hour
monitoring in children to
hard outcomes like heart
attack and stroke are not yet
available.
High blood pressure,
also called hypertension, is a
major risk factor for heart
attack and stroke in adults.
"The most important
take-home message is that


Clinical hypertension can
be identified in children
and adolescents and is
associated with organ
damage even at young
a g e s
Therefore, accurate
diagnosis and early treat-
ment is essential," said
Elaine Urbina, M.D.,
Chair of the statement
writing group and direc-
tor of preventive cardiol-
ogy at Cincinnati
Children's Hospital
Medical Center in Ohio.
"There is now sufficient
experience with ambulatory
blood pressure monitoring
(ABPM) to recommend its
use in pediatric patients to
assist in diagnosing hyper-
tension," she said.
In ABPM, the patient
wears a blood pressure cuff
attached to a portable data
recorder during daily activi-
ties and sleep. At least once
each hour the cuff inflates
and the device records a
blood pressure reading.
The American Heart
Association recommends
using ABPM to rule out
white coat hypertension
(high levels at the doctor's
office but normal levels at
home) and masked hyperten-
sion (normal levels at the
clinic but high blood pres-
sure at home). It can also be


useful for evaluating the
effectiveness of high blood
pressure medications,
observing whether blood
pressure decreases at night
during sleep; and evaluating
apparent drug-resistant
hypertension.
Researchers found white
coat hypertension in 22 per-
cent to 88 percent of children
studied.
"Ambulatory monitor-
ing is likely to be most useful
in children whose office
blood pressure readings are
up to 10 percent over the
highest acceptable reading,
as children with very high
readings (more than 10 per-
cent higher than the highest
reading) were more likely to
have true high blood pres-
sure," Urbina said.
Studies have shown
ABPM is superior to in-clin-
ic monitoring at predicting
cardiovascular death and dis-
ability in adults. The writing
committee said the test's pre-
dictive ability is enhanced
because it records blood
pressure changes throughout
the 24-hour period, including
the presence or absence of
"dipping" (when blood pres-
sure drops a certain percent-
age during sleep). "Non-dip-
ping" indicates a risk of
organ damage, like left heart
thickening, due to high blood


pressure.
Because the use of
ABPM in children is rela-
tively new, there is little data
on the technology's predic-
tive ability. But the commit-
tee recommends ABPM
based on evidence of its use-
fulness in specific situations.
"The global obesity epi-
demic is linked with increas-
ing blood pressure levels in
young people," Urbina said.
"In addition, blood pressure
levels at the higher end of the
spectrum in the early years
tend to track into adulthood
and might lead to the devel-
opment of hypertension.
According to the state-
ment, an estimated one in
four adults throughout the
world has high blood pres-
sure, which contributes to 49
percent of ischemic heart
disease and 62 percent of
strokes, globally.
"These guidelines help
pediatric healthcare
providers to understand the
use of ABPM in monitoring
children's blood pressure,"
Urbina said. "A standard
technique advocated by a
national organization like the
American Heart Association
is reassuring to parents who
want to be sure that their
children are receiving con-
sistent, high-quality care."
The statement includes


recommendations for doc-
tors on choosing an ABPM
machine and caring for the
equipment, as well as guide-
lines on fitting cuffs to pedi-
atric patients. It also sug-
gests that ABPM be per-
formed only by personnel
trained to use the device and
interpret its data in children.
While the American
Heart Association recently
recommended home moni-
toring for adults with high
blood pressure, the statement
said ABPM had better diag-
nostic specificity for chil-
dren compared to home
measurement.
Furthermore, the associ-
ation supports children
adopting a healthy lifestyle
- including exercise, main-
taining ideal body weight,
and a diet low in sodium and
rich in potassium, calcium
and magnesium to help
prevent high blood pressure
in adulthood.
Co-authors are Bruce
Alpert, M.D.; Joseph Flynn,
M.D., M.S.; Laura Hayman,
R.N., Ph.D.; Gregory
Harshfield, Ph.D.; Marc
Jacobson, M.D.; Larry
Mahoney, M.D.; Brian
McCrindle, M.D., M.Ph.;
Michele Mietus-Snyder,
M.D.; Julia Steinberger,
M.D., M.S.; and Stephen
Daniels, M.D., Ph.D.


Tis to Hel Chlde Wit Thi Homwor


Parents should set up a study
area in which children can
complete their homework
without distractions.

(NewsUSA) Parents
want their children to get
good grades in school. Start
by creating a home environ-
ment that is conducive to
learning.


"Sometimes, parents
think helping their child com-
plete his homework, or even
doing their child's homework
for him, will help him
achieve better grades in
school," said Richard E.
Bavaria, Ph.D, senior vice
president for education out-
reach for Sylvan Learning.
"Often, it's just the opposite,
creating a situation where
children have not learned the
concepts they are later tested
on in the classroom."
To help students, parents
can create an atmosphere that
works with their child to
tackle school tasks efficient-
ly. Sylvan Learning offers
parents these tips to develop a
personalized homework plan
for school success:


Set Goals. Help your
child set personal and attain-
able goals for each class, and
help her identify what will
need to be done to reach each
goal. For example, to earn an
A in American history, she
will need to turn in her home-
work and participate in class.
Know Your Child. Each
child is unique, with different
learning styles and academic
needs, so parents must per-
sonalize the learning process.
Many educators identify
three primary learning styles:
auditory, visual and tactile.
Children learn in different
ways on different days, but
usually have a tendency
toward one style. If you help
your child work within his
personal style, he will work


more effectively. To learn
your child's personal learning
style, visit the "Resources for
Parents" area of
www.Tutoring.SylvanLearni
ng.com.
Create a Homework
Zone. Set up a study area,
complete with a dictionary,
paper and pens. Keep the area
free from potential distrac-
tions.
Develop Class Files.
Make a color-coded file for
each of your child's classes,
with separate tabs for home-
work assignments, exams and
projects, so your child can
refer back to class materials
when studying for tests.
Celebrate Successes
Throughout the Year.
Celebrate your child's


achievement when she reach-
es weekly milestones. Show
her you are confident in her
academic abilities, and
reward the little things, like
improving concentration and
organizing her study space.
If your child is struggling
with homework, talk with her
and determine the underlying
cause. Even a child who is
doing well can benefit from
supplemental assistance to
sharpen study and test-taking
skills.
For additional education-
al resources for children in
grades pre-K through 12, visit
www.Tutoring. SylvanLearni
ng.com or call 1-800-31-
SUCCESS.









The Star/Prep Rap Page PR-3/August 9, 2008


CLEAN KID JOKES


Silly Jokes!

What stories do the ship captain's children like to
hear?
Ferry tales!

Why did Robin Hood only steal from the rich?
Because the poor have nothing worth taking!

Who invented fractions?
Henry the 1/8!

What's an insect's favourite sport?
Cricket!

What kind of car does Mickey Mouse's wife drive?
A minnie van!

Is this a second hand shop?
Yes Sir Good. Can you fit one to my watch then
please!

How did Noah see the animals in the Ark at night?
By flood lighting!

What did the tie say to the hat?
You go on ahead and I'll hang around!


BEARS
CAGE
CLOWNS
ELEPHANT
FIRE
HOOPS
HORSES
JUGGLERS
LION TAMER
LIONS


One-Liners

I h d to stop driving my
car for a while... The tires
got dizzy.
Used to be an airline
pilot. I got fired because I
kept locking the keys in
the plane. They-caught me
on: an 80 foot stepladder
with coat hanger.
I used to work in a fire
hydrant -:fctory. You
couldn't park anywhere
near tbe pla. ...
T', --_."_ --- ;,, =, lin i.*r-


KNOCK! KNOCK!
Knock Knock
Who's there?
Jamaica!
Jamaica who?
Jamaica mistake!


Knock Knock
Who's there?
James!
James who!
James people play!

Knock Knock
Who's there?
Japan!
Japan who!
Japan is too hot, ouch!

Knock Knock
Who's there?
Jerrold!
Jerrold who?
Jerrold friend, that's who!


Knock Knock
Who's there?
Jess!
Jess who?
I give up, who?


,








Knock Knock
Who's there?
Jester!
Jester who?
Jester minute I'm trying to
find my keys!

Knock Knock
Who's there?
Justice!
Justice who!
Justice I thought, no one
home!


Color This


NET
PEANUTS
POPCORN
RINGMASTER
STILTS
TIGERS
TIGHTROPE
TRAPEZE
UNICYCLE


The Star/Prep Rap


Page PR-3/August 9, 2008


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Offered At $239,900


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