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Joseph Breion Martin
Week's Featured Suspect
This week on Channel 4, the Wheel of Justice. land-
ed on Joseph Breion Martin. He is wanted for
He was origi-
ry to murder.
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.
Man Sought Who Left
DJ of Club Blind
Leon Foster, 30 is
wanted for a vicious
attack on a disc jockey
at a bar after an alterca-
tion where the DJ
According to the
attacked the DJ early in
the morning on July 5
near the Starlite Cafe.
When the police and
medics found the vic-
Leon Foster, 30, attack suspect tim, they realized that
both of his eyes were
protruding from his face. The damage was done by
Foster. The victim, moved away from Jacksonville
and is now blind. He is undergoing treatment for his
injuries and the Starlite Cafe on Park Street is helping
to raise funds for his medical care.
JSO is asking for help. Please make your confiden-
tial call to 1-866-845-TIPS. You may receive money
for the information provided.
Something to Think About
Keep your focus on your destination, not the
situations you encounter along the way.
"God answers all prayers...Sometimes He says
Yes...Sometimes He says No... And, Sometimes He
says... YOU'VE GOT TO BE KIDDING!!"
All of the above won at
least one gold medal in
the 2008 Beijing Summer
Olympics, so far.
Bush Excuses $2.5 Trillion ot Sales as
Taxable Income for Large Companies
By Lonzie Leath
A study released by the Government
Accountability Office said that $2.5 trillion in
sales income from certain U. S. companies and
some 38,000 foreign companies did not pay taxes
on their once taxable income between 1998 and
2005, but you did.
The report said that about 68 percent of foreign .
companies that are doing business in the U.S. did
not pay taxes on the monies earned. There were
about 1.2 million U.S. companies that paid no
income tax during the same period.
The combined income of such companies President George Bush and
showed sales of approximately $2.5 trillion. Republican Presidential Candidate
Such companies are considered large companies SenatorJohn McCain.
with assets of at least $250 million or $50 million
The McCain campaign, who wishes to keep these tax loop holes, have been telling
the American public that if Senator Obama becomes president, he will increase their
tax burden. Untrue! Senator Obama, in his effort to decrease the deficit and return
America to its position of economic strength and respect, will not increase taxes for
those Americans who have been carrying the tax burden for the wealthy. Obama's
plan is to close the loop holes so that such companies Bush Continued on A-7
JTA Network Mixing, New Routes Discussed
On Thursday, August 14, Jacksonville
Transportation Authority had their annual
DBE/COMTO Networking event for contractors',
S subcontractors DBEs and small businesses so that
*. they could learn more about JTA's 2008-2009 goals,
programs and objectives.
Businesses were able to meet others and market
their company while attending.
JTA CEO Micael Blaylock and JTA advised that some bus changes had been
State Senator Tony Hill made regarding routes and names of routes.
Two Great Losses
The Past Weekend
for those who
as Bernie Mac,
50 died on
a bout with Bernie Mac, come- Isaac Hayes,
pneumonia and dian-actor Musician-artist
Isaac Hayes, 65, died after a stroke.
Mr. Mac was known for his great stand up comedy
shows and his many movies and weekly TV show.
Congresswoman Corrine Brown said Isaac Hayes was
a "gentle man, a legend." They were very good
friends. Hayes became well known for providing the
music for the movie, Shaft.
Whites Won't Be a Majority in 2042
It is projected that by 2042, the U.S. population will
be 46% white, 15% black, 30% Hispanic and 9%
Asian. The population, 85 and older will triple by 2050
to 19 million,.
MAD DADS SAY:
MEN AGAInST DESTRUCTION
DEFENDING AGAINST DRUGS AND SOCD DSORER
community Wake up Call.
This week MAD DADS
wishes to focus on elder
abuse. Please call them if
you need help. This is a
Republicans Say Abortion and
Birth Control are the Same
and Should Not be Covered
The present administration in Washington is quietly
trying to redefine 'abortion' to include birth control,
according to sources and as reported in the Houston
Chronicle. It is being pushed as a "rule change" in
order to reduce women's access to birth control. Such
a change would void laws in 27 states that require
insurance companies to provide birth control coverage
for women requesting it and 14 states require that rape
victims receive counseling and access to emergency,
If such is passed, it would affect birth control pills,
the IUD and emergency contraceptives, making such
unavailable to females who are without cash funds for
medical care. It would also make abortion and the use
of birth control medicine, a criminal act if Wade-Roe is
Top conservative are urging McCain not to pick a
running mate who supports abortion rights.
Bo Diddley Gets a Degree
Bo Diddley was honored with a degree from the
University of Florida, Gainesville, about two months
after his death. The Alachua County resident knew the
degree was coming. His daughter accepted it for him.
Don't Keep Your Lottery Tickets? You
May Have Thrown Away $900,000
A Megaball lottery ticket was purchased at a conven-
ient store on Dunn Avenue, Jacksonville's Northside
in February but has not been acknowledged.
The winning numbers were 01-02-12-42, Megaball
#22. The ticket must be claimed by August 27, or the
$900,000 will be lost for the winner.
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It all started with a trip to
the dentist when George
Jenkins was 13. He was at
the dentist's office getting
braces when a pair of pliers
caught his attention. When
he asked what they were for,
the dentist took the time to
show George how his differ-
ent tools worked and teach
him a few facts about his
teeth. George was fascinated
and went home wanting to be
a dentist himself when he
grew up. He encouraged two
of his best friends in high
school to dream about going
to medical school, too.
Together, they have gone on
to make te dream of becom-
ing a doctor a reality.
This short version of the
story leaves out many of the
details that have made den-
tist Dr. George Jenkins,
emergency medicine physi-
cian Dr. Sampson Davis, and
internist Dr. Rameck Hunt
inspirational role models
who have been celebrated by
Dr. Bill Cosby, Oprah
Winfrey. Essence magazine
and many others. They tell
their full story in an award-
winning documentary and a
bestselling book. The Pact:
Three Young Men Make a
Promise and Fulfill a Dream.
The "Three Doctors." as
they're now known, started
out in Newark, New Jersey,
and as young Black boys
growing up in the city's
tough neighborhoods, med-
ical school seemed half a
world away. As Dr. Jenkins
remembers, "There were no
doctors or lawyers walking
the streets of our communi-
ties. Where we lived, hustlers
reigned, and it was easy to
follow their example." But
the promise they made to
each other in high school-
that they were all going to
medical school and would
get through it together, no
matter what-proved to be
stronger than any of the out-
side forces that threatened to
drag them down.
At times, those forces
could appear overwhelming.
The doctors grew up at the
height of the crack epidemic,
an era when Newark was
considered one of the most
dangerous cities in the coun-
try. Their own family back-
grounds included checklists
of different risk factors:
and incarcerated parents. The
doctors weren't immune to
their surroundings, and they
are honest about mistakes
they made along the way.
Two of them even spent time
in juvenile detention centers.
But finding each other was
critical to their success, and
they now speak to young
people all the time about the
importance of looking for
Inends who will reinforce
their positive choices. As Dr.
Jenkins puts it, "People often
ask me how I avoided getting
caught up in some of the neg-
ative things many of the guys
in my neighborhood were
doing when I was growing
LI. I've often thought about
that question myself. There
wasn't anything special about
me. But I'd have to say that
the kinds of friends I chose-
positive guys who wanted to
do the right thing-made a
huge difference in how my
life turned out."
Sticking together also
allowed them to take full
advantage of a second big
factor that changed their
lives-education. As Dr.
Davis says very simply,
"Education saved my life."
The three doctors became
close friends at their magnet
high school, where they start-
ed their practice of keeping
each other focused on school
and dreaming about the
future together. They also
found teachers who support-
ed and encouraged them, and
were willing to give them a
second chance when needed.
When all three were accepted
to a special pre-medical/pre-
dental program at Seton Hall
University for minority stu-
dents interested in medicine,
it was the opportunity for
them to keep their now-
famous promise to each other
that they would get through
college and medical school
together. That's exactly what
they did through late-night
study sessions, sharing sum-
mer job opportunities,
admission to medical school
together and supporting each
other all along the way.
As doctors, they've been
committed to helping others
in neighborhoods like the
one where they grew up.
They are passionate about
connecting with young peo-
ple from similar back-
grounds, and sharing their
story has allowed them to
have an impact that goes far
beyond serving their
patients. They've written a
children's book and created a
series of cartoon characters
to teach young people about
the importance of education
and positive peer pressure.
They founded the Three
Doctors Foundation to pro-
mote education, mentoring,
and health awareness in
They've also written a second
book, The Bond, about how
their missing fathers shaped
their lives. Whether it's in
their speaking appearances,
on their website or through
their books, they are deter-
mined to pass on some of the
key lessons they've learned:
"Never underestimate the
power of self-reliance and
inner strength-devise a
timeline and a strategy for
achieving your goals. And
finally, surround yourself
with like-minded people who
are in line with your aspira-
Our children, and adults,
need more role models like
the Three Doctors.
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SFaith In Our Community
Schedule of Events and Services
COMMUNITY HOSPICE GRIEF COUNSELING-
NE FLORIDA -group counseling services are avail-
able for those who have experienced the death of a
loved one. We offer eight-week long support groups to
help you identify ways to cope with your loss. Sessions
will cover common grief reactions, coping strategies
and staying connected to your loved one: Southside
and Beaches, Anne and donald McGraw Center, 4715
Worrall Way (General Group Sept. 29 Nov 17,
Monday, 11 a.m. 12:30 p.m.); Westside, Dr. Gaston
J. Acosta-Rua Center, 5450 Ramona Blvd.,
(Spouse/Partner Loss, Oct. 1 Nov. 19, Wednesdays,
6:30 8 p.m.); Mandarin, Charles M. Neviaser
Educational Instituate, 4266 Sunbeam Rd., (General
Group, Oct. 12 Nov. 20, Thursdays, 6:30 8 p.m.). For
more information, call 904-407-6330.
EMANUEL MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH
CELEBRATES 116 YEARS of spreading the Gospel
of Jesus Christ, beginning Tuesday, August 19th and
close out on Sunday, August 24th with the dedication of
a new Fellowship Hall following the 11:00 a.m. morn-
ing service. Nightly services will begin at 7:15 p.m.
with Pastor Clifford Johnson and Zion Hope Baptist on
Tuesday, August 19th, Pastor Kelly Brown and Mt.
Vernon Baptist Church on Wednesday, August 20th and
Pastor James Sampson and First New Zion Baptist
Church on Thursday, August 21st. Everyone is invited.
2407 s.L. Badger, Circle East. Rev. Herb Anderson is
Pastor. For more information, call (904) 356-9371.
SUMMERTIME GOSPEL SHOWCASE SHOW-
DOWN! Presented by First Lady Productions, JDG
Ministries, and ERRUPT Studios. Calling all aspiring
Gospel and Christian Hip Hop artist. Now is your
chance to compete against the regions best unsigned
artist in an all out SHOWDOWN for the title and grand
prize which includes: a 3 song demo, a photo shoot,
album cover artwork, CD's, Radio Airplay and much
much more. So if you're looking for a way to take your
gospel career to 'Another Place' this showcase is for
you. So register now! This event will take place on
Saturday, August 23, 2008 at 6:00 p.m.at One Accord
Ministries International, Inc., 2971 Waller St. in
Jacksonville. Call (904) 425-0806 or go to
www.myspace.com/suninmertimegss for more informa-
tion. Registration deadline is August 16, 2008.
The Women of Wayman (WOW) Women's Ministry
presents WOMEN'S CONFERENCE 2008: TAK-
ING AUTHORITY OVER OUR LIVES! August
15th -17th, at Wayman Chapel AME Church, 8855
Sanchez Rd., Jacksonville, FL. Friday, August 15th was
Ladies Fellowship and Game Night; Saturday, August
16th, 8-8:30 a.m., Continental Breakfast & Registration
Fee: $40 Adults, $20 Guests, $10 Youth 13-18; 8:30-
12:30 p.m., CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS topics
include: "Being True To Myself" "Why Am I Here?",
"It's My Dream", "I Have The Authority," and "What
Are You Waiting For". Workshops will include classes
for Adults and Youth. 12:30-1:30 p.m., LUNCH;
Sunday, August 17th: 10 a.m. CLOSING WORSHIP
SERVICE, Speaker: Dr. Cynthia Griffin, with music
provided by Sisters In Song. For more information,
please call (904) 739-7500 or log onto
CHURCH OF THE GOOD SHEPHERD's CHAM-
BER MUSIC SOCIETY Fifth Season presents
Members of the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra
Ask Us About Our
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in your family yesterday,
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FAMILY OWNED AND OPERATED
ALPHONSO WEST MORTUARY, INC.
4409 Soutel Dr. Jacksonville, FL 32208
Tel: (904) 766-9671 Fax: (904) 766-2354
I Jacqueline Y. Bartley
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
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 celebrating
with us is Bishop Bruce Allen of The church Fellowship
on Monday, August 25th. For information call (904)
631-7134 or 591-6382.
GRANT SEEKING BASICS FOR NONPROFIT
ORGANIZATIONS -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 nonprofit organ-
izations seeking grants from foundations, corporations,
and grant making public charities. The class size is lim-
ited by the number of computers, so pre-registration is
required. Age(s): Adult. For more information, please
call the Main library at 904-630-2415.
S Almighty God, Father of all mercies and
Sgiver 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
N. Jesus Christ our LORD.
ALLEN, Tanesha N., died
August 5, 2008.
ALMOND, Alice, 68, died
August 10, 2008.
BOWS, William, 81, died
August 5, 2008.
COOPER, Gary L., died
August 6, 2008.
DANIELS, Jerald, died
August 7, 2008.
EALEY, Sharonda D., 31,
died August 4, 2008.
FLUELLEN, Rosa, died
August 9, 2008.
FUTRELL, Delores A.,
died August 5, 2008.
GLOVER, Helen S., died
August 11, 2008. Alphonso
West Mortuary, Inc.
GRAY, Burnell, died
August 10, 2008.
HARRIS, Alma P., died
August 12, 2008.
JACKSON, Gerald, 25,
died August 6, 2008.
JENKINS, Wilberta, 81,
died August 10, 2008.
JOHNSON, Lorita Y., died
August 4, 2008.
JONES, Charlie, Jr., died
August 8, 2008.
KEAGLE, Linda, died
August 5, 2008.
LEE, James J., died August
LONEY, Joseph, died
August 3, 2008.
LOVE, Carrie, died August
McDOWELL, Incll, died
August 10, 2008.
NELSON, Herbert, 48,
died August 6, 2008.
Alphonso West Mortuary,
NERO, James, died August
PERRY, Michael, died
August 7, 2008.
ROBINSON, Traci, died
August 8, 2008. Alphonso
West Mortuary, Inc.
ROSS, Ivy L., died August
TERRY, Aaron, died
August 9, 2008.
THOMAS, Lester, died
August 11, 2008.
WHITE, Alfornzo L.. 62,
died August 7, 2008.
WILLIAMS, Craig L.,
died August 4, 2008.
died August 4, 2008.
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 Sanctuary)................................. 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
W orship Service....................................................................10:00 a.m .
Church School.........................................................................8:45 a.m .
Fulfillment Hour Bible Study.................................................. 6:30 p.m.
Every 2nd & 4th Thursday...............................10:00 a.m.-12:00 Noon
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.
PENTECOSTAL CHURCH of GOD
"Jesus Loves Sinners Church Folk Don't"
Elder Joseph Rice
Sunday School ----------------------------- -10:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship -------------------12:00 Noon & 7:00 p.m.
Bible Study --------------Tuesday & Friday----- 7:00 p.m.
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Mount Sinai Missionary Baptist Church
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
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Fellowship Hall.....................................10:30 a.m.
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Inspiration Wednesday Worship Service...................6:00-8:00 p.m.
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A Wedding Vows Renewal Ceremony at New Bethel AME Church -Part II
We are repeating the story on the Wedding Vows Renewal Ceremony held at New Bethel as space did not allow us to feature all of the couples on the Local news page,
at the time. The ceremony was officiated by The Reverend Elizabeth Yates, the first female pastor in the history of New Bethel AME Church.
With the songs of praise that included Hold to God's Unchanging Hand, I Want Jesus to Walk With Me, All to Myself Send Your Word, You Light Up My Life You Light
Up My Life, Order Mv Steps, We've Come This Far By Faith, and Precious Lord the honored couples were presented. The couples participating in the ceremony represent
a combined total of 304 years of marriage. They believed strongly in God's promise and God's words from Genesis 3:18 -It is not good that the man should be alone; I
will make him a help mate for him."
The ceremony was sponsored by the June Birthday Club of New Bethel Mrs. Rubye Cogdell and Mrs. K. Francis Houston, Chairpersons and Dr. Brenda Robinson
Simmons was the Wedding Coordinator.
Couples Married the Most
Years at New Bethel AME
"Mr: and Mrs. James Glostet; Sr-This
0 -adorable couple was married 50 years
ago on May 10, 1958 at the Courthouse
in Tyler; Texas. They are members of
New Bethel AME Church. They are the
parents of 4 children: Vanessa Gloster
Grant,; James, JI:, Wade and Keith
Advice on maintaining a healthy mar-
riage: First of all you must love each
other an d keep God in your life.
Couple married the most years at .ew Bethel .-4.1~E Church Ceremonr: Mr. Couples married the same number of years: Mr. and Mrs. Eugene (Wanda)
and Mrs. James (Daisy) Gloster-50 years and Mr. and Mrs. Roxwvell (Janie) M and Mrs. RoxwellRobinson, S:-This Montgomery and Mr. and Mrs. Donad (Blondie) Martin.
Robinson 63 years with Reverend Elizabeth E. Yates, the first female pastor r and ou rn
assigned to New Bethel AME Church in over 100 years. grand and handsome couple were mar-
ried 63 years ago at St. Thomas
Missionary Baptist Church in
Portsmouth, Viginia. Like many of the
couples today, they are members ofNew
SBethel AME Church. They are the par-
Sents of 4 children the late Beverly
Robinson Campbell; yvours truly Brenda
w Robinson Sitmnons, Roxwell, Jr:, and
Cheryl Robinson Zackerv. They are
grandparents of nine children and great
grandparents of 2.
eAdvice ./r maintaining a healthy mar-
riage: Trust God and Keep and open
Mr: and Mrs. Eugene Montgomeiry-The
happy couple were Mmearried on Reverend and Mrs. Bernard Lovett-This happy couple was married on June
Couple married the longest Mr. and Mrs. Roxwell (Janie) Robinson (63 November 11, 1978, almost 30 years ago 26.1993 at New BethelAME Church, almost 15 years ago. Currently, they are
years). The fwer girl Little Miss Valerie Harris, the granddaughter ofMrs. at New Bethel AME Clurchr where thev members of Greater New Hope Missionary Baptist Church. Within their'
e n and Ringbearer Master Bejamin Simos, II, great rad- blended family there are 5 daughters Anthoitra, Crystal and Nicole Sapp;
child of The Robinsons. remain memberSs. The*y agare the parents Shayla Lovett and Markecia Bivins. The couple has 3 grand children.
of three children Matthe:; Stephanie
and Antoine Montgomer:y. They have 3
Advice on maintaining a healthy mar-
riage: Keep God as the head of your
life. You must give 100% and be patient
with each other:
Mr: and Mrs. Donald Martin, Sr-This
charming couple were married August
19, 1978. almost 30 vearsc ago at Allen ..
a Chapel AME Church. Lvnnn Haven,
Florida. Curremtihthae hare members of'
New Bethel AME Church. They are the
blessed parents of two children -
Mr.and ,lirs. I inee Cogdell- This pretty couple was united in love on April 15, Donald, J and Jeanetta. Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Love-This fine couple was married on Februar 18,
1989 19 years ago at Simpson United Methodist Church, Jacksonville, 2001 years ago at the Women's Club of Jacksonville. Their church aflia-
Florida, where they are members at the present time. They are the grateful tion is New BethelAME Church. Their blended family has created 7 children:
parents of three school aged children Danielle, Daniel and Derek Cogdell. Advice on maintaining a health.v mar- Courtney Jones, Corey Jones, Sr., Tasawas Ray, Sylvra, Sheldon, Anthony and
riage: Blandie says Trust, honestly: Allen Love. They have 15 grandchildren and I great grand child.
communication and compromise. Don
says Understanding, kiss every dayv
and thanking God/or bringing this ladv
into my life. I'm blessed. Mr and Mrs.
Donald Martin, Sm:
Advice for a healthy marriage:
Communicate with each other; praY
together; remain best friends and live as
Christ has instructed us to live hus-
band loving their wivLes as Cahrist loved da
the church and wives submitting to and
reverencing their own husbands.
Reverend and Mrs. Bernard Lovett
Advice for a health'i marriage: Keep Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Cogdell-The attractive couple was married on August 18,
Mr. atd Mrs. Donald Martin, Sr.,This charming couple were married August Godhi t and never compare your mar- 1963 45 years ago at the Court of Charlton Countt-, Folkston, Georgra. The
19, 1978, almost 30 years ago at Allen Chapel AME Church, Lynn Haven, couple's church afFliation is" with New BethelAME Church. They are the par-
Florida. Currently, they are members of New BethelAME Church. They are riage to someone else's marriage, ents of three children Vance antd Angelo Cogdell antd Valerie Cogdell Harris.
the blessed parents of two children Donald, Jr. and Jeanetta. Mr:and Mrv. Vance Cogdell
Communicate openly and truthfidllv.
Never go to bed angrs: Realize that only
God can jid fill all of our needs and with
Him all things are possible. Mr and
I Mrs. Raymond Love ,
Advice on maintaining a healthy mar-
riage: We can do all things through
Christ who strengthens us. Dis. Joseph
and Mildred Smith
i Advice on maintaining a healthy mar- r
-..riage: Much prayer and more prayer:
Mr: and Mrs. Jesse Cogdell
Drs. Joseph and Mildred Smith-This delightful couple was married 47years Mr. and Mrs. James Gloster, Sr.-This adorable couple was married 50 years
ago on June 22, 1961, in Columbia, South Carolina. Their church member- ago on May 10, 1958 at the Courthouse in Tler, Texas. They are menabers of
ship is with New Bethel AME Church. They are the parents of 3 children New Bethel AME Church. They are the parents of 4 childrema: Vanessa Gloster
Jomila, Ivan and Daryl Smith. They have 1 grand child. Grant; James, Jr., Wade and Keith Gloster.
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Wynter Daggs, Small
By Rych McCain.
Photos by Mikki Willis'
Wynter Daggs, Small
Package With Big
They say that good
things come in small
packages. That is certain-
ly the case for eleven
year old actress Wynter
Daggs who won "Best
Supporting Female" at
the 2008 NAACP
Theatre Awards for her
in the stage play Meet Me
at the Oak. This young
thespian is no stranger to
the stage, acting or enter-
tainment profession in
general. Dagg's dad was
a top local drummer
around the San Francisco
bay area where she was
born. At age two she was
given a mic and sang her
ABC's in front of a gath-
ering. That sparked her
interest in entertaining
which was followed by
lessons. Dagg's made her
stage debut in the play
This past week dealt a
major blow to the enter-
tainment world. First,
R&B singer Barbara
Gilliam of the 70's
female vocal trio The
Fuzz made her transition
to our ancestors. The
Fuzz scored big with
their smash hit "I Love
You For All Seasons."
Second, to go was come-
dian/actor Bernie Mac
and third was
and radio host Isaac
Hayes. Our well wishes,
prayers and thoughts go
out to the families,
friends and fans of these
Hot, young fifteen
year-old record producer
Miguel "Migs" Baeza
has released a slammin'
track on Ashanti's
album's titled "Let's Do
Something Crazy," fea-
turing Flo-Rida. It is the
With Big Results
Fences by the late great house where everyone
August Wilson. She has coming in could see it.
also made TV guest star So where does she
appearances on UPN's want her career to go
"EVE," Disney's "The from here? Daggs says,
Suite Life of Zach & "Actually, I really don't
Cody" and completed a know right now. I got
national commercial for into the performing arts
Prudential Life academy at my middle
Insurance. school. I want to do that
When asked about her and be in some of the
reaction to her NAACP plays there. It would also
Theatre Awards win, be cool if I get a movie
Daggs lights up, "It was role or get a TV show or
very exciting because I something. I do love the-
had no idea it was going atre, TV and movies. I
to be me. 1 was going up love acting and every-
against so many actresses thing that comes with the
who were in many differ- package."
ent plays and were great Young Daggs is dedi-
at what they did." What cated to perfecting her
was she feeling when she craft and is a consum-
heard her name called? mate team player. She
Daggs laughs, "I was so beams with enthusiasm
nervous I didn't believe when describing her
it. I just stood up and my experience on the set and
mom had to tell me to go the cast of her last play.
up there. I was so excit- "Everybody was so cool
ed, I was just speechless and nice. I made friends
and I was shocked." After with the younger girls
Daggs got home she who were my age. I still
proudly sat her trophy on talk to them occasionally
a shelf in the front of the and I know them. You
first single from
Ashanti's new album
The Vault on AJM
Producer Lisa Ruffin
put on her annual Little
Miss African American
Sunday, August 10, 2008
at the Universal
Sheraton Hotel in
California. The show
was hosted by Brandon
Fobbs ("The Wire," This
Jordan ("The Price Is
Right," "Deal Or No
Deal"); Erika Lauren
White (2007 LMAA win-
ner) and Dawn Lewis
("A Different World,"
"Hangin With Mr.
Cooper"). Celeb judges
included Boxer Laila
Ali, actress and First
Lady of the Turks and
actress/singer Roz Ryan;
actor Jimmy Jean Louis
and writer Antwone
Fisher to name a couple.
Nine year old Mishal
Thrower of Sacramento,
CA, was crowned the
Good celebrated her 27th
birthday with a celebrity
packed bash on the out-
door rooftop penthouse
patio of the Standard
Hotel in downtown LA.
The new three member
vocal group Bad Gyrl,
which includes Meagan's
sister LaMyia (formerly
of Isis), performed a siz-
zling live three song set.
The rooftop view of the
downtown LA skyline
was breath taking as was
the ever radiant looking
Hit me up at feed-
So da aiki
(Love and work)
hear about people in the
acting biasness who are
stuck up and stuff but
nobody was like that.
Everybody was sweet
and loving. It was like a
Daggs has a definite
when it comes to the
audition process. Was it
nerve racking audition-
ing for her last role or
any role? She says mat-
"Actually, I have been
for at least a"year and I
was kind of 4e.to it. It's
one of those things
where in actiyou can't
take stuff personally. If
you don't gdt the job, it
wasn't meat for you.
There's other roles that
will come around the
corner." That is some
pretty wise talk for an
eleven year old! Daggs is
also into sports, singing
and fashion. In fact, she
designed the dress she
wore at the NAACP
Armed with the same
caliber of talent like the
child actors who came
before her such as
Dakota Fanning, Abigail
Breslin and Raven
Symone; Daggs is des-
tine for entertainment
greatness. She has also
been claimed by this
columnist as the newest
member of my family of
Top Rated Primetime Programs Among African-American
TV Homes, Week Ending August 4, 2008
1. Summer Olympics Open Ceremony, NBC
2. Olympics: Sunday Primetime, NBC
3. So You Think You Can Dance, Thurs., FOX
4. Olympics: Saturday Primetime, NBC
5. CSI: Miami, CBS
6. America's Got Talent, NBC
7. So You Think You Can Dance, Wed., FOX
8. NCIS, CBS
9. Criminal Minds, CBS
10. Cold Case, CBS
Source: Nielsen Media Research
I WHASSUP IN HOLLYHOO
AUGUST 16, 2008
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Bush Continued from A-1
would support America in the same manner the general public does
When discussing this matter with citizens who have income under $250,000,
they were not aware that they were paying taxes to support this country when
the wealthy was not. In fact, one man became very angry because he felt that
this strategy is saying how much they dislike big government and government
programs such as welfare and in a sense, the rich are receiving what is equiv-
aliant to welfare from the lower income people because they are reaping unwar-
ranted benefits. In fact, he said, this is worst.
Florida Alliance for Retired Americans celebrated social security's 73rd birth-
day and said to tell John McCain it will
Denver's town hall meet ing, McCain said,
that we are paying present-day retirees with
America today. And that's a disgrace.
It's an absolute disgrace, and it;s got to
be fixed." He added that McCain
receives $1,929.75 per month in Social
Security benefits. Is he ashame? Is he
giving it back every month?
Since big business is not paying taxes,
who is using up the money of today's
It is finally understandable why so
much false rectoric is being disseminated
regarding the Democratic Party who if
they get 'real control' of Congress will
close the tax loop holes and find methods
to have an environmental safe country
where all are truly equal. Americans are
seeking a country that practices true
democracy according to people through-
out our communities.
call and talK.
not be the last. They said that at
"Americans have got to understand
Sthe taxes paid by young workers in
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REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL FY 2008 2009
Information TechnIoqv Serices
The Early Leaming 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 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 Technology Services.
Experience- 50 points
Cost 25 points
l'echnical 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 will entail the following (not an aU-inclusive list):
Implement and Maintain network by monitoring and updating the
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
Move IT related equipment during workspace / office transfers
Configure software to interface with !indusLtr-Spe7r'if n n' '---
Design and plan upgrades to network and software packages
Implement new technologies to better office productivity
Provide secure remote access
Maintain Business Continuity / Disaster recovery plans and test
Number of Staff at ELC of Duval: 40
Number of Computers: approx. 40
Number of Printers: 15 personal printers and 4 network printers (approx.)
Contract Period: The contract is for a period of 3 years.
More information about the organization can be found on our web site www.elcofduval.org
ALL QUESTIONS MUST BE SENT IN WRITING VIA EMAIL.
Early Learning Coalition of Duval
Angel Carro, Fiscal Manager
6850 Belfort Oaks Place, Suite 102
Jacksonville, FL 32216
All responses to request for proposals must be in writing and should be
sent via e-mail and as hard copies (one original and three copies) to:
Early Learning Coalition of Duval
Angel Carro, Fiscal Manager
6850 Belfort Oaks Place, Suite 102
Jacksonville, FL 32216
I. Company Name
II. Contact Person
D. Telephone, Fax, E-Mail
III. Company Incorporation date and taxpayer identification number
IV. Prior Relevant Experience
V. General plan for provision of services
VI. Estimated cost for provision of services
VI. All requested attachments
APPLICATION TIMETABLE / IMPORTANT DATES
ACTIVITY DATE TIME ADDRESS
Request for Proposals ANo ate th/A Notice of RFP posted on the ELC of Duval website. 1
Advertised Augus 2 N/ local newspaper, and Florida Administrative Weekly.
Earty Learnng Coalition of Duval
Notice of Intent to Submit No later than: 5:00 PM Attn: Angel Carro, Fiscal Manager
Application to be received August 15, 2008 6850 Belfort Oaks Place, Suite 102
_Jacksonville, FL 32216
All written inquiries to be August 22, 2008 5:00 PM Email acarro@_ecofduval.grg
Coalition's response to September 5, 2008 5:00 PM Responses to Inquiries via email
Earty Learning Coalition of Duval
Sealed Appicats September 12, 2008 12-00 PM Attn: Angel Carm, Fiscal Manager
must be received 6850 Belfort Oaks Place, Suite 102
Jacksonville, FL 32216
Early Learning Coalition of Duval
initial openg of September 19, 2008 9:00 AM Attn: Angel Carro, Fiscal Manager
Applicatio-s 6850 Belfort Oaks Place, Suite 102
Jacksonville, FL 32216
Early Learning Coalition of Duval
Meeting of the Evaluation September 26, 2008 TBA Attn: Angel Carro, Fiscal Manager
Committee 6850 Belfort Oaks Place, Suite 102
Jacksonville, FL 32216
Contract Award Week of Sept 29. N/A Contract Award Communication via email
Effective Date of Contract October 6, 2008 N/A N/A
These dates subject to change based on the need of additional information or
THE COMPLETE REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL CAN BE FOUND ON
ELC OF DUVAL'S WEB SITE www.elcofduval.org
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Congresswoman Brown's Seminar to Help Constituents Save or Purchase a Home
A week after an Austin, Texas family of four, consist- -
ing of a husband, wife, a 7-year-old daughter and a 3-year- T T 1 I
old son, moved into their new home, all of their belong- I
ings were seized by mistake. They had purchased a home
that was scheduled for foreclosure. Even though they had
had closing, the asset service company said they had not ing ilth -
been notified that the previous occupants had moved so,
they went in and cleaned them out. By the time the fami-
ly went through all of the red tape, their belongings had -- .we th w
been either sold or given away. Congresswoman Brown,
in interviews on Impact Radio last Tuesday on stations .
WCGL-1360 and WBOB 1320 with the Florida Star said
she is working hard so this would never happen to any of I "-'
er cosConssgre.w.womnan Brown dvisres the attendees of their options
On Saturday, more than 200 attended her seminar in keeping o nri enees o their opins
conjunction with Wealth Watchers at the Beaver Street
Enterprise Building to explain options that can be taken if
a home owner is facing foreclosure as well as how to pur- Ken Johnson with Congresswoman Brown's office Dr. Bob
chase a home if you have not owned one during the past y Mitchell.
Representatives and counselors were in attendance and 1 ,
provided group and individual information. The audience
was advised on steps to take if you are late on payments, if
you are not yet late but is worried, how to stop foreclosure,.
how to handle your loans whether you have one, two or
three mortgages and most of all, how to get the money to enerations"
help get the homeowner through the crises. om
Also attending the seminar were lenders who were, .'
o a g te s ar were l ers wo were Congresswoman Brown, Wanda Baldwin Davis, Jacksonville
able to explain such important factors such as debt to loan Urban League, Jim Griffin, Home Free USA, Jerry McMillan,
ratio and what lenders look for; how to understand loan Local Mortgage broker, and a volunteer with the Jacksonville
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review the documents before you sign the dotted line. and Anita Curr.' '
Working with her were also professionals and certified A "C
counselors, available to assist with work-out options, Attorney Gerald B. Stewart.
including loan modifications.
In addition to lenders and counselors, attorneys were
on hand to help those who wanted to know if bankruptcy
and other matters could be an option for them.
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information on becoming real estate investors and if this is
a good time to buy and sell property. Many wanted to
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fearless approach to reality-based subjects!
I've fallen victim to society's double standard that pertains to dat-
ing. I'm single and have no intentions of being in a relationship
because it's not on my agenda. I feel I should be able to see as many
people I want without being judged. Why can men go around the
world and sample everything but when women do it, we're called
out of our name and everything else?
Karla Orlando, FL
A man leaves his dirt in the street but a woman takes hers home. You need to be honest and
see your lifestyle for what it is. You're footloose, fancy free and aren't responsible. Women
are expected to behave with morals and values when it comes to dating and life in general.
If you choose otherwise, as only a foolish woman will, then you deserve all the hard knocks
that come your w\av.
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My boyfriend has been a stay-at-home dad for too long. When he lost his job I was a team
player committed to keeping things together. Ile helps with the kids, but I still cook and
clean. It's been over a year and I'm tired. We argue a lot and there's no intimacy. I'm ready
to end the relationship because 1 see him as a lazy, trifling man and I'm not supporting him
anymore. What do 1 do?
Anonymous Los Angeles, CA
It's too late to call him lazy and trifling because you've already had children with him and
you weren't married. You should've had warning signs before now and there's no use com-
plaining. He's not helping you financially, emotionally or spiritually so it won't matter if
you're together or not. In order to save the relationship, simply demand that your freeloader
get a job and pull his load or get out.
My best friend wants me to be a bridesmaid in her wedding. I want to decline because her
future husband is cheating. He's been seeing someone else the whole time he's dated my
friend. I don't want to tell her because it would break her heart but I don't want her to marry
him either. Do 1 need to go through with the wedding to make her happy or risk the friend-
ship by telling her?
Shannon Omaha, NE
You're a lousy friend because you should be able to tell your best friend anything. You
would be as guilty as the future husband if you know he's cheating but won't tell it. They're
going before God with adultery on the plate and you can prevent this by being mature and
doing the right thing. Pray for strength and words of wisdom as you get the facts. Tell your
friend about the situation and you'll be able to sleep better at night.
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A~nnounrcementts, mleein, happeli]'n, ad (owimlllity. events
scheduled in Jacksolnville and the suine oiounding ariea.
THE JACKSONVILLE LOCAL ORGANIZING COMMITTEE, INC., for the Millions
More Movement will 'Give-A-Way Clothes and Serve Free Food', Saturday, August 23rd,
11:00 a.m. til 5:00 p.m., 916 N. Myrtle Ave., between Kings Rd. and Beaver St. If you would
like to donate, have any questions, or just want to learn more about the Millions More
Movement. visit our website www.jaxloc.com or call 904-240-9133. Support the
Jacksonville Local Organizing Committee Inc., 'as we work to end the violence through edu-
cation, and not more incarceration'.
DOWNTOWN JACKSONVILLE SERVES UP SECONDS -Restaurant Week Returns.
Downtown Vision, Inc. is dishing out exquisite cuisine at an affordable price during the sec-
ond year of Eat Up Downtown, Downtown Jacksonville's restaurant week. Eat Up
Downtown participants are: bb's, Benny's Steak & Seafood, Bourbon Bayou, Cafe 331, Cafe
Nola @ MOCA, Chew, Hooters, Juliette's Bistro, Koja Sushi, Mongo's Flat Hot Grill, Plaza
III Steakhouse, River City Brewing Company, Sake House, The Wine Bar Southbank, The
Wine Cellar. The Twisted Martini. University Club. and Vito's Italian Cafe. From sushi to filet
mignon, participating restaurants provide a specially selected (prix fixe) 3-course dinner menu
for S25. Select a restaurant and call the restaurant for reservations. Try a new restaurant or
visit an old favorite and Eat Up Downtown! August 18th through August 24th. For more infor-
mation call (904) 451-3344 or visit www.downtownjacksonville.org .
THE DURKEEVILLE HISTORICAL SOCIETY invites you to the Annual Fund Raiser
and Music Fest Celebration the Life and Legacy of Charlie "Htoss" Singleton, September 20th
at 7:00 p.m. at the University Club of Jacksonville, 1301 Riverplace Blvd. S50 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-
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
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 activ-
ities encourage a love for reading for all ages. Cost is FREE and open to the public. Includes
live performances by celebrity readers, storytelling, age-appropriate reading activities and
lists, free books, face painting, prizes, surprises and free lunch. For reservations (appreciated)
or more information call 904-766-6553.
ATLANTIC BEACH WOMEN'S CONNECTION, Wednesday, September 3rd, from 9:30
11 a.m., Selva Marina Country Club, 1600 Selva Marmna Dr., Atlantic Beach. Contact Kate
at 534-6784. SPEAKERS will be: Jill McGahan from St. Simons, (;A shares how she went
from "most dependable" to least dependable" and back again. ."(oing Full Circle the Ilard
Way" PROGRAMS: A fabulous fashion show featuring clothing, accessories and the latest
looks from Coldwater Creek. All area women are welcome and encouraged to attend!!!
COST: $12.00 incl. (complementary child care with reservation.) EMAIL AND/OR WEB
SITE ADDRESS TO PRINT: atlanticbcachwc(afyahoo.com
New Polling Locations for August 26th Primary Election -Jerry Holland, Duval County
Supervisor of Elections, confirms polling location changes for 9 of Duval County's 284 vot-
ing precincts. The new polling locations will appear on the new voter registration card and on
the voter's sample ballot. All voters are encouraged to check their voter registration card and
their sample ballot to confirm their polling location before going to vote. The Elections Office
will staff the previous voting precincts with workers from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. to supply
voters with maps and directions to help voters locate their new polling location. Voters may
locate their new polling locations by visiting the Duval County Supervisor of Elections web-
site at www.duvalelcctions.com or by calling the Elections Office at (904) 630-1414.
FREE MONEY -We have all heard the phrase, if something sounds too good to be true, it
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And that means those big ships deliver one other thing:
a brighter future for all of us.
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package. A recent articles in the Times Union indicate millions of low-income seniors on fixed
incomes, disabled veterans, disabled people receiving Social Security, and some retired rail-
road workers, are all eligible for the rebates. The problem is people don't think they qualify
because they do not file tax returns. There is no catch. Simply fill-out a (1040A) lform that asks
basic questions like: name, address, social security number, and your yearly income. Sign the
form, and mail it. THAT'S IT. The refunds vary, ut average about $300. And wouldn't that be
helpful with easing the JEA price increase, liood bills, lieailli care, and skyrocketing gas prices.
Don't miss out. The filing deadline is Oclober 15, 2008. For information conlactthe Ie RA at
1-866-234-2942, or you can go to their wcbsile www.irs.gov
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AUGULST 16, 2008I
AUGUST~~ ~ ~ ~ 1620 TESA PG -
From Actual Police Reports
Did You Hear About?...
YOU FG, I DON'T ROLL LIKE
THAT! an officer took a statement
from a stabbed victim at the hospital
who stated he lives in the 1700
block of Jarrad Way where the inci-
dent happened. The victim stated
that he and the suspect were
involved in a verbal altercation over
a television the suspect had given the
victim. The victim stated after the
verbal argument, the victim drove
the suspect home. The victim stated
on the drive home, the suspect kept
calling him a "homo and fag." The
victim stated the suspect was very
verbal towards him. He said when
they arrived at the suspects home, the suspect exited the vehicle and told him to
get out and fade. "Fade" is a term the victim stated means to fight. The victim
stated he exited the vehicle because he was angry with the suspect because he
thought they were friends. When the victim exited the vehicle, the suspect said,
"I got something for you." The victim stated the suspect then went into the
garage and into the home. The victim stated the suspect came outside with an
object in his hand. the victim stated the suspect stated again, "I got something for
you." The victim stated the suspect
brandished a knife and swung it at
him. the victim stated the knife
entered the left side of his chest.
The victim stated he entered his
vehicle and drove himself to the
hospital. The officer spoke with the
nurse who stated that the victim's
injuries were not life threatening.
She stated that he has a 15% col-
4lapsed lung and that he will be
admitted and watched for the next
several days. The officer spoke with
Ithe father of the suspect who stated
that his son came inside the home
and woke him to tell him that he
just stabbed a guy and the victim may be at the hospital. He stated that the sus-
pect (his son) told him the victim is gay and he kept
trying to make sexual advances on him. That's
when he said his son packed some clothes and left
the home on foot to an unknown location. A neigh-
bor said she observed the suspect yelling at the vic-
tim to get out of the vehicle and yelling "you fag, I
don't roll like that." She said he told the victim "I
got something for you," and was walking towards
the victim holding his pants up with one hand as if
he was concealing something. She stated he said it
again, "I got something for you," and took a step
forward and swung a knife at the victim. The sus-
pect stabbed the victim in the chest. The victim
said, "I can't believe you stabbed me." The witness
stated the victim drove off and the suspect started
yelling, "I told you I got something for you, and if
you or anyone else comes back, I got something for
them." While the officer was at the suspect's home,
he returned home. The suspect stated that he did not
know that the victim was a homosexual. He said the
victim made sexual advances towards him and that
is when he asked the victim to take him home. He
said enroute the victim was verbally being rude to
him. He said when he got home, he exited the vehi-
cle and the victim was still being irate. He said
when he walked up to his driveway the victim
rushed him and that is when he pulled the knife and
stabbed the victim in self defense. He said that is
when the victim left. The suspect claims he did not
know where the knife was when asked, he said he
tossed it somewhere. The suspect was arrested and
transported to the PTDF.
EDI TOR'S NO TE:
A// suspects are deemed innocent wiless proven guilr in a court oflaw. 7he
Sherlf`s 0 ce reports are a matter ol'public record. The Star seeks to etill-
cate the conimunij- in the holye olleelying our commun iv sal.
Sept 23rd Oct 22nd
A little laughter helps a lot on Monday.
Be light of heart and don't take life -
or work -- too seriously. But do (seri-
ously) watch it when it comes to
finances over the next couple of days,
especially if someone else is involved.
What seems like a simple arrangement
may require a lot more negotiation.
But meetings of the minds of all kinds
are a lot easier starting Thursday, and
the stars are emphasizing the romantic
now! In any type of relationship, your
thoughtfulness, interest in listening
and way with sharing make things
sweet indeed, all through the weekend.
Dec 22nd Jan 19th
io with the flow a bit on Monday!
Some free-form thinking, doing
something spontaneous and reaching
out will get you results that planning,
testing and hunkering down can't. You
can get back to your regularly sched-
uled programming over the next cou-
ple of days, when practicality pays
and concentration conquers. But plan
to really enjoy your time off, and
schedule some fun on Thursday,
Friday and Saturday. Whether it's an
elaborate event or simple good times,
take a timely break from duty now. On
Sunday. it's up to you to figure out
what someone's really saying.
-, -j _________________________
What do you want -- and what would
you like to see the last of -- on
Monday? Get clear, and you can get it
done and move on. When it comes to
what (or who) you believe in, you're
willing to go the extra mile, especially
over the next couple of days.
Moreover. when you're really motivat-
ed, you've got an energy that's electric.
Light things up now! At the end of the
workweek, though, listen up. especial-
ly to someone more experienced than
you. They can save you a lesson
learned. And this weekend will be just
plain hot! You've got it going on -
what're you gonna do with it?
Everybody's loving you on Monday if
the stars have their say! Share your
thoughts and your appreciation, and
make their day. Then there's some-
thing hidden over the next couple of
days, and you're just the one to figure
it out. Watch for something that does-
n't add up. One plus one is a very
sweet equation around Thursday,
Friday and Saturday, when summer
lovin' awaits. Make a move instead of
waiting! You don't have to get too spe-
cific about it. But on Sunday, keep
your moves minimal. Relaxing's better
than racing around.
Under provisions of Chapter 101.71, Florida Statutes, notice is hereby given of a change
in polling places for the PRIMARY ELECTION to be held AUGUST 26, 2008 in Duval County, Florida.
FROM: TO: REASON:
01G St. Matthews Lutheran Church TERRY PARKER BAPTIST CHURCH St. Matthews hosted two precincts.The relo-
6801 Merrill Road 7024 Merrill Road cation of 01G places the precinct within the
Jacksonville, Florida 32277 Jacksonville, Florida 32277 precinct boundaries which is required by law.
02A The Fathers House WATSON REALTY The Father's House is being sold.
1820 Monument Road 2490 Monument Road
Jacksonville, Florida 32225 Jacksonville, Florida 32225
02C Hope Community Church THE FELLOWSHIP at CELEBRATION New location is within the precinct
1710 Kernan Blvd. North BAPTIST CHURCH boundaries and allows more space for the
Jacksonville, Florida 32225 13720 McCormick Road voters and the poll worker staff.
Jacksonville, Florida 32225
02R Good News Baptist Church Combined the precinct of 02R into Good News Baptist Church desired to host
precinct 02G. Voters will continue to only one precinct.This solution will provide
vote at Good News Baptist Church. more space for voters and poll worker staff
03D Isle of Faith United CHRIST CHURCH at SAN PABLO Christ Church was not available for the
Methodist Church 2002 San Pablo Road January 29th election.The precinct has
1821 San Pablo Road Jacksonville, Florida 32224 moved back to the original polling location
Jacksonville, Florida 32224 for the Primary and General Elections.
03R Pablo Creek Regional Library FIRE STATION #59 Pablo Creek Library hosted two precincts.
13295 Beach Boulevard 14097 William Davis Parkway The relocation of 03R places the precinct
Jacksonville, Florida 32246 Jacksonville, Florida 32225 within the precinct boundaries which is
required by law.
05C San Jose Catholic JACKSONVILLE COMMUNITY CHURCH San Jose Catholic Cultural Center hosted two
Cultural Church 8111 Old Kings Road South precincts. The relocation of 05C places the
3619 Toledo Road Jacksonville, Florida 32217 precinct within the precinct boundaries which
Jacksonville, Florida 32217 is required by law.
05H San Jose Catholic SAN JOSE CHURCH of CHRIST San Jose scheduled construction that will be
Cultural Center 6233 San Jose Boulevard in progress during the Primary Election.The
3619 Toledo Road Jacksonville, Florida 32217 precinct will move back to the original
Jacksonville, Florida 32217 location for the General Election.
11C Oceanway Assembly of God OCEANWAY COMMUNITY CENTER Oceanway Assembly of God is unavailable for
12240 Sago Avenue West 12215 Sago Avenue West the Primary Election.The precinct will move
Jacksonville, Florida 32218 Jacksonville, Florida 32218 back to the original polling location for the
JERRY HOLLAND DUVAL COUNTY SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS (904) 630-1414 www.duvalelections.com
August 16, 2008 August 22, 2008
Mar 21st Apr 19th
Yikes! Watch your step on Monday. Starting
something new or committing to anything
uncertain just isn't favored by the stars now.
But you can definitely get back in the swing
of things over the next couple of days. Go
with what (or is that who?) sparks your
enthusiasm now; you've got a winning way
about you. But around Thursday and Friday,
it's all about tilings that'll last Don't get too
heated about what could be a flash in the
pan, and if you say it, be sure you mean it.
You can get back into the realm of the hypo-
thetical (and the flirtatious!) on Saturday
evening and Sunday
June 22nd- July 22nd
An unknown entity is absolutely worth a
chance on Monday. Don't be afraid do a
little investigating! Then over the next cou-
ple of days, your personal past is newly rel-
evant. This doesn't mean you should dwell
on it, but if a certain situation reminds you
of something, stop and think. What hap-
pened last time around? And starting
Thursday, you're ready to get outside, get
out of your shell and have some fun! When
the weekend rolls around, you might even
be ready for a little walk on the wild side.
Why not? Enjoy the heat!
Apr 20th May 20th
Read for comprehension on Monday,
whether it's a book, an email or body
language. You'll be surprised by the
level of understanding you can reach
with just a little extra effort. Then tim-
ing's truly everything over the next cou-
ple of days. If you're not feeling it, hold
off if at all possible; impulsive isn't the
way to be now. Plan your nights out -- or
days off-- for Thursday and Friday, the
hot days to be you this week. You're
ready for fun if the stars have their say,
and the world will welcome you with
open arms! Look out for legal or finan-
cial issues this weekend, though.
July 23rd -Aug 22nd
Feelings and finances may be linked in a
way that's not very comfortable on
Monday. Don't let money talk too loud.
Then the more information you can gath-
er over the next couple of days, the more
interesting life gets. A complex issue? No
problem you'll even enjoy taking it apart
and putting it back together. Follow-
through is key around Thursday and
Friday, though, as is admitting when you
don't know. And you're both smart and fun
when the weekend comes, with friends
old and new loving your company and
conversation. There could be something
super in the more-than-friends depart-
Oct 23rd Nov 21st
The universe loves to see you in action
as the week gets going! Monday may
seem like an odd day for romance, but
the stars favor an overture you make
now. Over the next couple of days,
find time to get outside and get mov-
ing -- a long run or a twilight stroll,
solo or with a friend or certain some-
one. But note that you're extra com-
petitive now and at the end of the
workweek; if you're playing sports or
trying to score at work, don't make it
personal. And whatever you're doing
this weekend, low-key is better than
& Jan 20th Feb 18th
SMay 21st- June 21st
You might be looking at life through an
ambient haze on Monday, and it's not
necessarily a rose-colored one. Don't get
blue about a difficulty or misunderstand-
ing, though; the next couple of days offer
a new point of view and many opportu-
nities for improvement. Use those awe-
some communication skills! Thursday
and Friday are perfect for taking care of
business get work and errands squared
away so you can take advantage of some
much more social energy this weekend.
You'll love a party, and the outdoors
beckons why not combine the two?
Aug 23rd Sept 22nd
If you're looking to dive in and get stuff
done, Monday's not too likely to cooper-
ate. Patience! Hard work and your signa-
ture attention to detail have much more
effect over the next couple of days both
at work, and in the realm of relationships.
When it comes to the interpersonal stuff,
be willing to meet 'em halfway. Then a lit-
tle change gives life a lot more oomph
around Thursday, Friday or Saturday. Get
off your beaten path, and try or taste or get
a view of something new. And the stars
are leaving the weekend up to you.
Concentrate on making it good and it will
Nov 22nd Dec 21st
What someone's saying on Monday
should really resonate. Make time to
talk more about it, and see where the
conversation takes you. Around
Tuesday or Wednesday, you should be
going some fun places you'll love a
game, getting outside or taking a mini-
adventure now. At the end of the work-
week, though, give someone else a hand
at work or in your free time (or bonus
points both). The weekend's busy, but
you'll be happiest in the moments you
can find quiet and get more in-depth,
whether with a book, a certain someone
or just staring at the stars.
Feb 19th Mar 20th
AUGU~IST 16i. 2008
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by K.S. McCoy, Sr.
The Jaguars '08 season's slogan is
"b'lic\ e in now." Apparently the Jags' fans
that boarded the Jacksonville transportation
Shuttle from the forsyth and Johnson St.
area near the SkyWay area believe in the
The lines were likened unto Disney
world. People were lined up back to the
streets on every comer. On the bus that I was
on, the fans were singing (a good way to
start the season). One of the songs they sang
was, "If you're happy and you know it, clap
your hands, if you're a Jaguar fan clap your
hands." they were showing a lot of football
There were over 63,000 tickets sold for
the Jaguars season opening. This pre-season
started out scoreless as both teams demon-
strated good defense. However, the Jags got
cranked up as the Jags starting quarterback
David Garrard hands it off to Drew Jones
who broke loose for 11 yards for a first
down. But the highlight of the game hap-
pened as fullback Greg Jones ran up the
middle for several big runs! That sparked
the Jags offense to a 20-17 victory. He had
the ball five times, 39 yards last season.
Jones was an alternate in the pro-bowl. If the
Jags expect a post-season play, maybe they
will need a trio: Drew Jones, Fred Taylor,
and Greg Jones.
David Garrard had six passing, only
completed one in the first two possessions,
but took one up the middle for a Jags touch-
down. But he also shows some things to
come for the regular season as Garrard fin-
ished the game four of ten passes for 44
But, hey! The Jags may have found a
diamond in the rough in new backup quar-
terback Cleo Lemon, a five year veteran out
of Arkansas State. He put ten points on the
Coach Del Rio said, "quite frankly, I
think Lemon has struggled. We've thrown a
lot at him and a lot of decision-making and
defensively, we're throwing the kitchen sink
Even wide receiver Matt Jones with his
issues managed three from 37 yards for the
Jags in crucial situations.
However, Atlanta rookie quarterback
Matt Ryan gave the Jaguars all they could
handle. He appears to be consistent even
though he's a rookie. Wonder how he would
play for two or three quarters. The Falcons
Matt Ryan orchestrated a 22 play touch-
down 74 yard drive against the Jacksonville
first team defense? Jags did not have an
answer even when another Atlanta
quarterback Joey Harrington helped his I
team that was ten points down to tie the
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game at 17-17.
Overall, the game had a slow start (a
typical pre-season opener for both teams).
There were a lot of action for starting posi-
According to Jaguars head coach, Jack
Del Rio, "not bad. Some good, some bad.
We want to protect the ball. We had a nice
return set up and coughed the ball up at the
end of the half. We want to always protect
the ball. There are some good things going
on. We moved the ball a little bit. There
were a few breakdowns that were bogging
us down that we want to clean up, but the
guys are working hard.
Coach Del Rio was referring to that
fumble by Rickie Brian Witherspoon when '..
he lost the ball with only 52 seconds left I S-..
before the half.
Jaguars and Falcons had third down
conversion issues most of the game. But
maybe the next time these to clubs meet Jaguars coach
there will be fireworks in regular season
play. But, three more pre-season games to
go. Up next is state rival Miami, August
16th at 7:30 p.m.
To the right: Maurice Jones-Drew fighting hard
for a few extra yards. Photos by Florida Star
photographer Laurence Greene.
Fans enjoying the pre-season.
Powers Suns to Victory
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Starting Jaguars Quarterback David Garrard runningor a big gain.
Starting Jaguars Quarterback David Garrard running for a big gain.
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By: J.P. Shadrick
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. Ryan
Rogowski smashed a two-out, two-run
homenin in the bottom of the eighth inning,
leading the Jacksonville Suns (54-68, 21-31)
to a 3-2 victory over the second place
Montgomery Biscuits (64-57, 30-21) in front
of 1,706 on Wednesday night at the Baseball
Grounds of Jacksonville.
With the win, the Suns lead the season
series against Montgomery six games to one.
The current series is tied one game each.
Suns starter Eric DuBose allowed a first
inning, two-run homerun from
Montgomery's Gaby Martinez, his 20th of
the season, for a 2-0 Biscuits lead. The Suns
southpaw allowed only two other hits over
his next five innings of work with four walks
and seven strikeouts.
Montgomery starter Heath Rollins made
his Double-A debut, allowing a first inning,
solo homenin from Ivan DeJesus, Jr., cutting
the Montgomery lead to 2-1. Rollins allowed
only three other hits over the next six innings
of work, striking out nine on the night with-
out a walk. The right-hander left in line for
The score remained 2-1 until the eighth
inning when Ryan Rogowski smashed three-
ball, two-strike pitch with two out into the
right field bleachers against Montgomery
reliever Eddie Morlan (3-1) for a 3-2 lead
and ultimately the win.
Suns reliever Scott Elbert (3-1) struck
out five with one hit over two innings for the
victory. Brent Leach (8) saved the game
after allowing a hit and a walk in the ninth
inning. The final out came during a rundown
on a pick-off play at first base.
Suns LH James Adkins will face
Biscuits RH Jeremy Hellickson Thursday at
7:05 p.m. ET in game three of the series at
the Baseball Grounds. Thursday is the final
Thursday Night Throwdown of the 2008
season! Enjoy Buds for a Buck and other
great drink specials at the hottest spot in
Jacksonville during the summer! Sponsored
by Budweiser, Bacardi, Three Olives Vodka
and Planet Radio 107.3FM.Tickets are avail-
able through the Suns box office at (904)
358-2846 or by visiting jaxsuns.com.
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AUGIUST 16, 2008
The Foundation Academy Celebrates
The Foundation Academy celebrates : ?
and thanks its supporters and the com-
munity with a showcase local artwork, .-
local cuisine and local musicians on
Saturday at the Grand Opening cele- W '-.
bration for its new 23-acre campus! r
The events takes place Saturday,
August 23rd from 10a.m. 6p.m., 3675 i -
San Pablo Road South, between Beach /
Blvd and JTB next to San Pablo "
Apartments. !, .
For more info please call: 904-241-
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If you are a fan of joy, then you are
already a fan of Special Olympics.
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StellAr DbMatWiiilliF ito]il5
Kids enjoy a sweet treat on a hot day at Community
Connections of Jacksonville.
Facility Provides Summer
Fun for Kids at A.L.
- August 11, 2008 Stellar
is supporting vital pro-
grams and services benefit-
ing Northeast Florida's
children by renovating a
Complex for Community
Jacksonville, an organiza-
tion that supports homeless
and low-income women,
children and families. The
new Stellar Athletic
Complex, which features
courts, is located at the A.L.
Lewis Center on the city's
Northside, and is owned
and operated by
which runs the largest sum-
mer camp program in the
city of Jacksonville.
Stellar celebrated the
opening of the Stellar
Athletic Complex on
Thursday, August 7th by
bringing in an ice cream
truck and providing young-
sters with a surprise treat on
a hot day. "We are thrilled
with the Stellar's support of
our kids," said Pat Hannan,
Executive Director of
"Their generosity provides
an essential element in
anti-obesity program, offer-
ing the children the oppor-
tunity for organized physi-
cal fitness activities that
promote improved health
for economically chal-
extensive renovation work
on the Center's existing
six-acre site, which had
fallen into disrepair. The
courts at the A.L. Lewis
Center were cracked and
had to be completely resur-
faced. Stellar repaved the
courts, replaced fences,
removed trees that were
encroaching on the courts
and pushing up cement, and
also performed additional
landscaping work to beauti-
fy the site.
"Co m m u n i t y
Connections does great
work, and Stellar is happy
to be part of it," said Ali
Korman, Director of Public
Relations at Stellar. "We
are proud to support their
efforts to provide quality
after-school care and sum-
mer programs tor the city's
children and teens, and this
new facility will help serve
that purpose for years to
Stellar is a fully-inte-
grated firm focused on
design, engineering, con-
struction and mechanical
Jacksonville, Fla., Stellar
has extensive successful
project experience in the
commercial, office, auto-
healthcare, hospitality and
industrial markets. The
company employs more
than 900 people worldwide.
For more. information
Stellar Dedicates the New Athletic Complex at
Community Connections of Jacksonville (pictured L
to R, back row: Ali Korman, Stellar, Pat Hannan, Greg
Frazier, and Janice Ancrum, Community Connections.
L to R, front row: Summer Camp attendees Natkel
Wilcox, Teyona Byers, Carla Buford, Shaina Ruth,
Myn-yon Jones, & Raaliyah Lynch)
Flrd Lo -no eadM nrt Suet-upromAerg aionaSuet
Florida kids make great
strides, California kids
falling further and further
(August 12) --The Pacific
Research Institute (PRI), a
free-market think tank
based in California, today
released a report showing
that a disadvantaged socio-
economic background does
not necessarily consign stu-
dents to poor academic per-
formance. According to
Demography Is Not
Destiny: Reform Lessons
from Florida on
Gaps, low-income students
in Florida consistently out-
performed the average for
all students in California in
large part due to Florida's
school choice programs.
California currently ranks
48th in basic math and
reading skills in the nation.
Vicki E. Murray,
Ph.D., senior fellow in edu-
cation studies at PRI, and
Matthew Ladner, Ph.D.,
vice president of the
Institute, compare Florida
and California, where low-
income and Hispanic stu-
dents comprise nearly half
of all K-12 schools. The
results show that Florida's
inner-city, low-income, and
even though California
public schools receive
$2,300 more in state fund-
ing per pupil. California's
median household income
is nearly $12,000 higher
than Florida, and more of
the adult population has a
bachelor's or advanced
Florida has pursued a
comprehensive set of edu-
cation reforms, including
parental choice, instruc-
tional reform, standards
and accountability, curtail-
ing of social promotion and
alternative teacher certifi-
"In Florida's case,
among minority students,
the ones largely served by
parental choice programs,
appears to be propelling the
rise in overall Florida stu-
dent achievement. Florida
Hispanic student scores
have soared in recent years.
In fact, Hispanic fourth-
graders now have the sec-
ond-highest NAEP reading
scores among all Hispanic
students in the nation. This
is a stunning achievement
considering that Florida
minority student perform-
ance used to be among the
worst in the nation," said
"To achieve true
reform and increase student
achievement, the Golden
State should emulate the
Sunshine State by enforc-
ing academic standards and
increasing parental choice,
rather than increasing
spending or regulations,"
said Dr. Ladner. California
has already adopted state
testing accountability, but
not parental choice.
The Star/PREP RAP
The Star/Prep Rap Page PR-3/August 16, 2008
CLEAN KID JOKES
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So he could loaf around!
Do you look in the mirror after you've washed your
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Why was the Egyptian girl worried?
Because her daddy was a mummy!
It's time for your violin lesson.
How old is your granddad?
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What is a tornado?
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Adelia the cards and
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Adolf ball hit me in the
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I've got tummy ache!
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As your State Representative for District 14, the results I seek to produce for you include:
Senior Citizen Support Services
Improved Access to Healthcare
VO*TET forT~ EFETIVE LEADER*TSH^^c^IP|^
* Stronger Public Education
* Economic Development
A UGUST 16, 2008
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