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The Killing Guns


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and Who Gets Them
i'ia*" ." ':.Members and leaders of SCLC, Baptist
S' Ministers Conference of Duval and Adjacent
Counties, NAACP, Jacksonville Leadership
Sii Coalition and MAD DADS are seeking answers to
the gun crimes in this area. Presently, they are
reviewing each incident wherein a gun was used
to commit a crime while thoroughly reviewing
several studies done, including the studies done in
Jacksonville from 1996 to 2000.
According to the studies, a small number of gun
stores are the source of a large number of crime
guns. Most high crime gun stores remain open.
They are rarely inspected by federal agents and
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They Did it for Meanness Florida, there was a.total of 2,317
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Academy
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Jennifer
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mother, brother
Chicago natives, and nephew
Jennifer Hudson with when her
her mother and estranged
nephew. On right is brother-in-law
accused killer, William Balfour, 27, for the
October 24 shooting deaths. allegedly killed
them because her sister was dating another man.
More than 500,000 people in Florida have a concealed
weapons permit. The Florida law says a gun can only be
used in self defense. A St. Louis, Mo. alderman encour-


Odetta, an American folk
music legend.
She was born Odetta
Holmes in Birmingham,
Ala. in 1930 but after her
father died, at the age of
six, even though not
adopted, she took the
name of her step father,
Odetta Felious. Most just
knew her as 'Odetta.'
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honors for her strong in-
fluencial voice. In 1999,
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Blacks in Iraq Facing

Racial Issues
Iraqis of African
descent in the south-
ern port city of Basra
say that even though
they have lived there
for over 1,000 years,
they are still dis-
criminated against
Jalai Diyaab, 43, is the leader of the because of the color
Free Iraqi Movement, seeking to of their skin. The
have Iraq's 2 million black people group say they are
recognized as a minority whose
rights should be protected. not as welcome in
Basra's political,
commercial or educational life and want change.


News Briefs


Supreme Court
Justice Thomas
Seeks Proof of
Obama's Birth


Justice Alan Keyes
Thomas
Is the unusual move of
Justice Thomas to ask the


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Court to hear a law-
suit filed, regarding
Obama's citizenship
because of questions
raised by presiden-
tial hopeful, Alan
Keyes and a New
Jersey attorney
about 'crabs in a
bucket?' Both are
seeking proof of
Obama's birth and
his citizenship. A


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The Youngest

in Florida's

State House
Alan
Williams was
elected to rep-
resent District
8 of Florida by
M82% of the
people. The
FAMU gradu-
ate at 27 years
of age, is a small business owner and
will be the youngest person in more,
than 25 years to represent the district.
He previously worked as Aide to the
Mayor of Tallahassee is was featured
in Ebony under "Future Leaders
under 30."


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Star Football Player

and Rhodes Scholar
Florida State
V University safety
Myron Rolle is a
pre-med student.
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32 Rhodes
Scholars picked
from the 769
applicants
endorsed by 207
FSU safety, Myron Rolle is colleges and uni-
a 3.75 pre-med student. versities nation-
wide to receive the oldest international
study awards for study at Oxford
University in England next October. The
outstanding Seminole will have two choic-
es next year, NFL as a first-round pick in
April 2009 or Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar.


TV


Joyce Danford and Michael Blaylock, during segment
of their television show, "Making Moves," on Channel
4, Jacksonville, at noon, every 2nd & 4th Sunday.


America in Recession Since 2007


President George W. Bush said
he is sorry about the nation's
financial crisis that has cost jobs
and harmed retirement accounts.
After saying for years that the U.
S. is not even nearing a recession,
President Bush, the National Bureau of Economic
expressing his Research reported that the U.S.
regret of the eco- fell into a recession in December
nomic crisis.
2007.
Mr. Bush said his biggest regret is the ordered U.S. led
invasion of Iraq fueled by a decision made because of
intelligence failure, advising that Saddam was building
weapons of mass destruction which was false. He said
he was not prepared for a war.
Bush added that he feels a lot of people voted for
Barack Obama because of him. He said he feels
responsible for the economic downturn because it
occurred on his watch.
President Bush said he feels this economy will recov-
er.


certificate
provided


Hawaii's Health
Department. Now the
two want to see if his
step father adopted him
in Indonesia in order
for him to attend school
there when his mother
and step father married.
A Supreme Court con-
ference is scheduled for
December 5, 2008.


Mother-in-Law
Moving to the
White House?


Mrs. Michelle Obama and
Her Mother, Mrs. Marian
Robinson.
Will Mrs. Robinson,
Michelle Obama's moth-
er move into the White
House? She and they
have not said yet but
according to The Boston
Globe, Mrs. Robinson
said, "If somebody's
going to be with these
kids other than their par-
ents, it better be me."


Countries in
Africa Now
embarrassed
Many across Africa
rejoiced when Obama
was elected to the highest
office in the world and
are now having second
thoughts about how many
African countries resist
change. They feel that
some of their systems are
broken and dysfunctional
even though the continent
is rich in mineral
resources. One leader
said that in most of
Africa,"Common sense is
on vacation while arro-
gant tomfoolery ram-
pages with impunity."


Oprah to Air Two Shows in D. C.-Tickets Open
Oprah Winfrey will host a live episode of her show from the
Kennedy Center in Washington, D. C. on January 19, Dr. King's
holiday and the day before Obama takes the presidential oath. A
Harpo spokesman said she plans at least two shows while in
Washington, one on Monday and the second one on Wednesday.
Want to go? Get your ticket next week on Oprah.com.

Iraq Council Gives Final Approval
Iraq's presidential council approved a security pact for a three-
year timeframe for U. S. troops to leave their country. The final
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LONDON A trip from
Gatwick Airport to London's
central city is visible confirma-
tion that national entities are no
longer restricted to imaginary
geographical boundaries.
Among the United States-
based businesses passed en
route were: Friday's, Pizza Hut,
Texaco, Coca-Cola, Nike, a
Chevrolet dealership, KFC,
Hilton Hotel, Hyatt Hotel,
Starbucks, McDonald's,
Subway, Burger King and
Blockbuster's.
But the leading U.S. import
for Blacks living in the United
Kingdom is the modem Civil
Rights Movement.
That was made clear
repeatedly this week as an
American delegation accompa-
nied Jesse Jackson to London,
Birmingham, Leicester,
Nottingham and Liverpool.
Everywhere he went in the
U.K., the civil rights leader was
treated more like Michael
Jackson than Jesse Jackson -
he was hounded by people
seeking autographs, photos or
simply a peek at the former
aide to Dr. Martin Luther King,
Jr.
At a stop at a local commu-
nity center, for example,
dozens of people lingered for
more than an hour after
Jackson's speech, ignoring
repeated appeals from organiz-
ers to vacate the building.
They weren't the only peo-


ple waiting there was intense
media interest in interviewing
Jackson. And he accommodat-
edjoumalists, sometimes doing
three or four back-to-back
interviews.
"Barack Obama will be
America's next president,"
Jackson told reporters. "He
stands on the shoulders of
many well-known and yet
nameless and faceless freedom
fighters who made this day pos-
sible."
While some African-
Americans suffer through what
could be called Jesse Fatigue -
watching him on the national
stage for more than four
decades Jackson is often treat-
ed like a head of state when
traveling abroad. And when he
interacts with Blacks, he gets
the rock star treatment.
Karen Chouhan, the organ-
izer of Jackson's trip to
England, says Americans
underestimate the impact of the
Civil Rights Movement abroad.
"We see the example in the
U.S. of the Civil Rights
Movement, a struggle that has
taken over 40 years, from when
Black people had no right to
vote to a Black president
today," said Chouhan, head of
Equanomics, a London-based
organization that seeks eco-
nomic parity for people of
color. "It gives us hope that we
can achieve the same thing."
Some activists here see a


Civil Rights Movement Inspires
Blacks Abroad
by George E. Curry
NNPA Columnist


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parauel between the plight or
African-Americans in the U.S.
and Blacks in Britain.
"In the London mayoral
election, the person who
became the mayor was known
for having called Black people
piccaninnies and saying they
had 'watermelon smiles,"'
recalled Chouhan. "Yet, he was
still elected mayor of London.
That's incredible in a city with a
Black population of 38 percent.
He appealed to Whites in the
suburb and that's why he got
elected. We can't let that hap-
pen again. We must use our vot-
ing power and our economic
power to much greater effect."
Blacks here flock to
Jackson in part because he
remains King's most visible
political heir.
At virtually every stop, he
was asked whether a Barack
Obama-like figure could
become Prime Minister of
Britain. Jackson flipped the
question, asking if White voters
here had matured enough to
elect a qualified person of color.
At that point, reporters usually
shifted to another topic.
As Jackson acknowledges,
he is not the first African-
American to become involved
in international affairs.
Others that predate him
include WE. B. DuBois, Paul
Robeson, Marcus Garvey,
Malcolm X and Dr. King.
But the combination of the
civil rights protest model, wide-
ly copied by other groups seek-
ing to empower their communi-
ties, and the election of Obama
on Nov. 4 has arguably made
Jesse Jackson more popular


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abroad than he is at nome.
Each time he was intro-
duced this week, the Civil
Rights Movement or Jesse
Jackson's 1984 and 1988 presi-
dential campaigns, or both
were credited with paving the
way for Obama's victory.
Without prompting, people
were eager to. discuss
President-elect Obama.
"We're all excited about
Obama," my driver, Renford
Carr, told me on the trip from
the airport. He jokingly asked,
"Is it true that they are going to
call the White House the Black
House?"
"Chouhan says she, too, is
excited.
"It has given us permission
to aspire, to hope that we can do
that, too," she said. "The mes-
sage of change, hope and
equality is what we want to
pick up.
We already have change,
we already have hope, but we
don't have equality. That's what
we want to accomplish."
Obama's victory has
sparked calls for stronger ties
among Black people around
the world.
"If we can join hands across
the water with the U.S., and if
we can join hands in Europe
and with Africa, that's the inter-
nationalization of the move-
ment that we need," explained
Chouhan. "It increases our
clout. Together, we're stronger
and Rev. Jackson is making
that possible for us."


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Faith In Our Community
Schedule of Events and Services

2008 REVIVAL FIRE -The Pastor, Bishop and the
family of the Holy Tabernacle Church is inviting all to
this great revival, come experience The Fire that cannot
be quenched! Thursday Saturday, December 11th -
13th at 7:30 p.m. each night. The speaker will be
Prophet John A. Williams from Fresh Start Temple,
Inc., E.C. Smith, Overseer. Whose fan is in his hand,
and he will thoroughly purge his floor, and gather his
wheat into the games; but, he will burn up the chaff
with unquenchable fire. Matthews 3:12. Place of serv-
ice: 6416 Miriam St., Jacksonville, FL. For more infor-
mation, call (904) 764-3754. Let's come and fellow-
ship together.
2008 CAROLS BY CANDLELIGHT "HOPE IN
BETHLEHEM" Sunday, December 7th at 7:00 p.m.
and Monday, December 8th at 7:00 p.m. Presented by
Deermeadows Baptist Church, featuring the
Deermeadows Choirs & Orchestra. Admission is free.
The doors open at 6:30 p.m. and childcare is provided
for newborns thru age 3. The church is located at 9780
Baymeadows Rd.
HANDEL'S MESSIAH (CHRISTMAS PORTION)
- Sunday, December 21st at 5:00 p.m. Shiloh
Metropolitan Baptist Church, 1118 West Beaver St.,
Jacksonville, FL. Featuring The Community Mass
Choir, Michelle Grant, Soprano, Francesca Scott, Alto,
Marty Simmons, Tenor, Eland Wilson, Bass. Michael
Booker, Harpsichord, Henry Mack, Organ, Chamber
Orchestra, Roger D. Sears, Conductor.
GREATER NEW BIRTH MISSIONARY BAPTIST
CHURCH Christmas toy, food, and cloth giveaway.
To be held on Saturday, December 20th at the church,
195 Tallulah Ave. on the northside. Start time will be 12
noon til 3:00 p.m. The community is welcome. Rev.
Levi White, III, Pastor.
GREATER MACEDONIA BAPTIST CHURCH -
located at 1880 West Edgewood Ave., Jacksonville, FL,
Christmas Musical will be Sunday, December 21st at
6:00 p.m.; their Christmas Day Worship will be
Thursday, December 25th at 10:00 a.m.; and their New
Year's Eve Worship will be Wednesday, December
31st at 10:00 p.m. All of these events are free and open
for everyone to attend.
THE GREATER EL-BETH-EL DIVINE HOLI-
NESS CHURCH located at 725 West Fourth St.,
Jacksonville, FL is cooking! Don't feel like baking the
Turkey!!!! Let El-Beth-El Kitchen Deep -fry or smoke
your turkey for Thanksgiving and Christmas (BRING
YOUR TURKEY OR HAM) we will HONEY BAKE
YOUR HAM. We will be taking orders November 14th
thru 26th, 2008 from 11:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. and we
will be taking orders for Christmas December 15th thru
23rd, 2008 from 11:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Call 904-
359-0661 Donation $20.00.
JACKSONVILLE CHICK-FIL-A restaurant at
Southside Boulevard at the Avenues will collect new
and unwrapped children's toys to benefit Trinity Rescue
Mission. Customers who donate a toy at the restaurant
through Friday, Dec. 12, will receive a complimentary
Chick-fil-A Chicken Sandwich for their generosity.
"The holiday season is truly a time to be thankful for
what we have and to give back to those who are in
need," said Joel Parker, franchise Operator of the
restaurant. "In that spirit, our Chick-fil-A family is
hosting this toy drive project to inspire our community
to help provide a special Christmas to needy local chil-
dren." Trinity Rescue Mission is a non-profit Christian
organization that provides a road to recovery for home-
less individuals and families in Jacksonville. For more
information, call (904) 519-0505 or visit
www.trinityrescue.org.


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Walter "Ron" Dawkins
was born September 10,
1946 in Jacksonville, FL
to Doby and Lula
Dawkins. He celebrated
62 wonderful years, leav-
ing behind his
Stepmother Ruth
Dawkins; his children
Lamar Dawkins, Walter
Dawkins, Jr., Andre
Dawkins, and Alicia
Dawkins; 5 grandchil-
dren; 3 sisters; Madeline
Thomas Anglea Smith,
Valerie Dawkins; 2 close
friends, Jamaican Joe and
Julius Everett; a close
cousin Cecile Lee; and a
host of other family,
friends, and loved ones
who will truly miss him.
Ron is now resting in
peace with the Lord!!!


ITCHELL SENIOR, J
"A WAR HERO"
October 29, 1941 to
November 22, 2008


Mitchell Senior, Jr. was
born on October 29, 1941
to Mr. and Mrs. Mitchell
Senior, Sr. (Deceased) He
was the eldest son of two.
He was raised by Mr. and
Mrs. Frank Courtney of
Jacksonville, Florida.
(Deceased).
Mitchell died in Tampa,
Florida on Sunday morn-
ing, November 22, 2008.
He was a Retired Veteran
and served in the United
States Army from 1961 to
1984. In addition, he
served in the Vietnam War
from December 1967 to
January 1969.
Mitchell Graduated
from New Stanton Senior


High School in the Class of "1959". He married
Geraldine "Moore" Senior, also a Graduate of the
Class of 1959, in December 1967 of Beverly Hills,
California He had two Girls, Renata Denise Senior
and Mitchtoria (Mitz) Senior from that marriage.
Mitchell is survived by four daughters, Renata D.
Senior, Mitchtoria (Mitz) Senior,. Terri Sykes and
Jackie Senior and one grandson, Miguel Izaiah Giron.
He is also survived by his youngest brother and his
wife, Mr. & Mrs. Carl L. Senior of Jacksonville,
Florida; A Minister son, Arnold and numerous of
nephews, nieces, cousins and other loving relatives
and friends.
"We Miss you Mitchell and will always Love You!"
St John Chapter 14

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ANSLEY, Forest, died
December 1, 2008.
BRINSON, Mrs. Ozzie,
died November 28, 2008.
CROFT, Herbert L. died
November 30, 2008.
CROWDER, Emmett,
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2008.


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November 28, 2008.
DENNIS, Luther died
November 28, 2008.
FORD, Verdell died
November 29, 2008.
GREENE, Anthony L.,
died November 28, 2008.
GREEN, William died
December 1, 2008.
JACKSON, Willie Mae
died November 26, 2008.
JONES, Damius M.,
died November 1, 2008.
KANE, Teresa R., died
December 1, 2008.
LARKIN, Ms. Freddie
died November 29, 2008.
LEWIS, Theodore V.,
died November 27, 2008.
MILLER, Tavaris B.,
died November 27, 2008.
RANDALL, Queen
Esther died November
25, 2008.
RICHARDSON,
Minister Jalen died
November 25, 2008.
SCOTT, Larry J., died
November 28, 2008.
SMITH, Charles, died
November 27, 2008.
SMITH, David H., Jr.,
died November 25, 2008.
SPARROW, Jerry died
November 25, 2008.
WYNN, Ms. Winnifred,
died November 25, 2008.


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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
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
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"There's Always Something
Happening On The First Coast"


Ritz Chamber Players Spring Concert

The Ritz Chamber Players performed Lyric for
Strings by George Walker, Quintet for Clarinet, Two
Violins, Viola and Cellos in F-Sharp minor. Op. 10 by
Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, Quintet No. 2 for Violin,
Viola and Two Cellos in A minor Op. 35 by Anton
Arensky, and Sextet No. 1 for Two Violins, Two Violas
and Two Cellos in B-flat major, Op.18 by Johannes
Brahms for an appreciative and awed audience at their
recent Spring Concert.
Edward Waters College's recently inaugurated and
first female president Dr. Claudette Williams spoke to
the audience after being introduced by the college's
Vice President, Academic Affairs, Dr. Phyllis Walker
and presented flowers from he Ritz Chamber Players
Founder and Artistic Director Terrance Patterson.
It was a delightful evening of beautiful, beautiful
music! The Players will perform their Season Finale
Concert June 14, 2008 at Jacoby Hall.


EWC Administrators: Dr. Phyllis Walker Dr. Donna Oliver,
Dr. Brenda Bellard Miller and Dr. Anna Hammonda


The American Beach Resident 'Gang' Artist Rhonda
Bristol, Mrs. Dorothy Bristol, Ms. Bristol's Mother,
Bobbi Morgan-Jones and Ben Carter.


Your Columnist Betty Asque Davis and Songstress Ms. Roz Ms Vanessa Boyer with her Aunt Mrs Bessie
Burrough. Mae Boyer, Jamaica, NYand c Linder.


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National. Council.Negro Women
I Women's History Month Celebration


Life Members of the National Council ofNegro Women. Photo by Clarence Evans


The National Council of Negro Women, Inc. (NCNW) Life Members Guild,
Jacksonville Section, celebrated Women's History Month recently at the
Jacksonville Urban League with guest speaker The Honorable Judge Angela Cox.
Judge Cox's spoke inspiringly on "Women's History Impacting Your World &
Beyond. Ms. Mecca T. Shivers, a student at Northwestern Middle School portrayed
the life of the late Ms. Ma'Vynne Betsch 'The Beach Lady' and according to her
instructor NCNW member Mrs. Catherine Massey, Ms. Shivers 'Beach Lady' per-
formance has been keeping her quite busy this semester.
Mrs. Nellie Henry, NCNW member and soloist sang beautifully to the more
than fifty attendees. She was joined on the program by NCNW Life Member Mrs.
Albertha Brooks who gave Meditations and led the group in reciting the organiza-
tion's pledge. Mrs. Raye A. Gary, NCNW Life Member and Event Coordinator
states, "The event was educational, well received and enjoyable to everyone.
The National Council of Negro Women and Associate Men, Inc. and the Life
Member's Guild are open to all individuals residing in Jacksonville and surrounding
counties. The Council's local section president is Reverend Florence Luster and
the state convener is Mrs. Gertrude H. Peele.


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Americans Not Exempt from


International Terrorism


by Hazel Trice Edney
NNPA Editor-in-Chief

LONDON (NNPA) -
In the wake of last week's
terrorist killings of nearly
300 people at the Taj
Mahal Hotel in Mumbai,
India's largest city, Black
leaders are pressing for
more information and
cautioning African-
Americans to be clear that
they are not exempt as
targets at home or abroad.
"Terrorism must not
be seen in Black-White
terms. There is no safe
haven for Blacks when
terror strikes," says the
Rev. Jesse Jackson during
an NNPA interview as he
toured London,
Birmingham and
Liverpool this week. "For
example, Al-Qaida struck
Kenya before it struck
New York...When the
terror attacks hit New
York, there were no
reserve spots for Blacks.
It's deeply ideological."
SEarly news reports
said the attackers were
trained in Pakistan and
appeared to be seeking to
kill Americans, British
and Israelis.
Outgoing Secretary of
State Condoleezza Rice,
also in London on
Monday, called on full
Pakistani cooperation
with the investigation.
Headed to India, she
urged its government to
focus on the investigation
of the attacks, and to
avoid troop maneuvers or
other actions that could
cause "unintended conse-
quences," according to
the news website
Guardian.Co.UK.
The greatest danger of
conflict between Pakistan
and India is that they both
have nuclear weapons,
Jackson said in the inter-
view.
"One motive of the
terrorists is to turn those
governments against each
other, which would be
indescribable loss of life.
We must not allow the
terror attacks to be suc-
cessful in turning
Pakistan and India into
overt enemies because it
makes the whole world
less secure."
Jackson is in the UK
on a whirlwind tour of
Black churches, commu-
nity centers and universi-
ties, lecturing and sermo-
nizing on his economic
justice program, called
"Equanomics".
Blacks in the United
Kingdom, which include
Black people as well as
Indians, are often victims
of unequal justice eco-
nomically and socially.
Just as Jackson has
worked to inspire
African-Americans to rise
up and fight for equality
through his Chicago-
based Rainbow/PUSHl


Coalition in America, his
Equanomics program in
the UK is spreading hope
among thousands.
But, terrorism has
added another level of
injustice regardless of
race.
Among his UK meet-
ings on Sunday, Jackson
conferred privately with
Shiv MuKherjee, the
Indian High
Commissioner to the
United Kingdom.
Speaking briefly to
reporters, including the
NNPA News Service,
which was covering
Jackson on the tour,
MuKherjee referred to the
Mumbai attack as the


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home and abroad," she
said.
In January this year,
Norton stayed at the Taj
Mahal Hotel as part of the
Congressional delegation,
led by House Speaker
Nancy Pelosi on a mis-
sion to discuss climate
change strategies the
peaceful use of nuclear
power.
Last week's attacks
harken to the horror of
Sept. 11, 2001, but the
ground-style attacks on
individuals opens a whole
new area of security
needs.
"We have focused on
Al Queda, which has a
pronounced and well-


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"most savage and the
most viscous we've seen
in India so far.
And we've been sub-
ject to terrorism quite fre-
quently over the past few
years, more frequently
than perhaps any other
part of the world."
No one should jump to
conclusions, MuKherjee
said.
"It is really for the
investigation to show
exactly the details of this
operation, who planned it,
who executed it, where
they got the support from,
the weaponry, the plan-
ning, the execution,"
MuKherjee said.
After a private briefing
with MuKherjee, Jackson
said it would be wise for
the governments of
Pakistan and India to
quickly assure that it was
independent regimes -
not the governments
themselves which are
responsible for the activi-
ties.
Meanwhile, in the U.
S., Congresswoman
Eleanor Holmes Norton
(D-D.C.), a member of
the Homeland Security
Committee, released a
statement warning the U.
S. that it must learn les-
sons from the Mumbai
attack.
"The attacks in
Mumbai, India on multi-
ple soft targets aimed at
Americans and people of
British and Jewish origin
call for a re-evaluation of
security precautions at


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known modus operandi
that is known for big
bang targets, such as air-
lines in flight and sites
with official or symbolic
standing, such as the
World Trade Center,"
Norton says. "[This]
group traveled to its des-
tination over water by
boat, and used guns and
explosives to go. after
people shooting point
blank in restaurants, rail-
way stations, and even
hospitals."
Norton said when
Congress reconvened this
week for the last of a
lame-duck session, she
would seek information
on American intelligence
concerning the emer-
gence of new groups in
new areas that might
focus on American tar-
gets.
"The attacks in India
are more genuinely ter-
rorist and more frighten-
ing than what we have
seen because they appear
to be focused even more
indiscriminately on sim-
ply spreading fear and
confusion wherever peo-
ple tend to gather without
regard to the targets," she
said, "Beyond seeking
Americans and people of
particular nationalities,
and Jews, it is difficult to
know the messages these
terrorists meant to so
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Eamonn Walker Howls Big In


Cadillac
By Rych McCain
Photo: Michael Lavine
for Fox
In his new film he
plays a master blues
talent but is a fear
inducing, scary, no-
nonsense big man at
the same time.
Eamonn Walker brings
blues legend "Howlin'
Wolf" to life on the
giant screen in
Cadillac Records. The
movie is based on the
true story of Chess
Records founded on
the South Side of
Chicago during the
early 1950"s by
Leonard Chess (Adrien
Brody), a White Polish
emigrant and the black
artists he signed and
made into stars i.e.,
Muddy Waters (Jeffrey
Wright), Little Walter
(Columbus Short),
Howlin' Wolf (Eamonn
Walker), Chuck Berry
(Mos Def) and Etta
James (Beyonce').
Walker is a British
actor hailing from
London where he was
born and reared. His
dad is from Grenada
and mom is from
Trinidad so. his
Caribbean roots are
thick. Walker majored
in Social Work at the
U. of London than
studied dance where


Records
he later joined The
Explosive Dance
Theatre. An injury to
his calf caused him to
drop out of dance and
he took up acting. In
short order he began to
compile an impressive
body of work in
Britain on TV, in film
and on stage. Walker's
first U.S. TV appear-
ance came in 1997 in
the mini Series
"Supply & Demand."
More work came such
as NBC's "ER" and
others but fans may
best recognize Walker
as ex-public defender
Luther Graves on the
Fox-TV Network
crime drama "Justice"
or the hard core
Muslim inmate
Kareem Said on the
HBO prison series
"Oz. '"
In Hollywood, this
type of film is labeled
a "period" piece
because it takes place
in a historical time
frame. In this case it is
during the 1940's -
50's pre-civil rights
era. Photo references
are particularly made
of Emmett Till who
was savagely murdered
in Money, Mississippi
in August of 1955 for
allegedly whistling at
a White woman and
Rosa Parks who was


arrested four months
later in December that
year for refusing to
give up her bus seat to
a white person in
Montgomery,
Alabama. She was
later quoted as saying
thinking about Till is
what motivated her not
to get up. These events
ignited the modern
U.S. civil rights move-
ment.
As a Black Brit,
What did Walker take
away from his role
from this time frame?
He calmly responds,
"All of those things
are important that you
just said with the Rosa
Parks moments and the
civil rights movement.
Basically the pain
those people were car-
rying is in that music
(referring to the blues
in the film). I want to
be a part of it because
I never really heard
that music, I'm too
young. But I am aware
of that time and how
important it was to me
and my peers growing
up in Britain."
In describing the
racial atmosphere of
his native country to
that of the musicians
in the movie, Walker
says, "Basically,
Britain, when I was
growing up racially,


was a hard place to be.
And the light that was
being shown for us to
follow (from the
U.S.); we could
acknowledge and draw
a parallel with the
pain. I may not have
been picking cotton
but believe me, I was
having my issues.
Because it was there


through


television


etc., we as black peo-
ple are orators. We tell
our history through
talking so I know that
this movie was really
important for me to be
a part of because I
could turn around and
relate the history. And
she (director Darnell
Martin) does that in
this movie. So you've
got the music, you got
the pain; you've got
black people growing
up trying their hardest
to find the words to
say I am not a second
class citizen. I have a
wealth of things of
which to offer. That's
why I wanted to be a
part of it other than of
course this amazing
cast."


By Rych McCain
feedbackrych@sbcglobal.net

Music
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Awards
Comedy queen
Luenell (Borat, Katt
Williams American
Hustle Tour and The
Tony Rock Chocolate
News), is set to host
The 2008 Glitter
Awards to be held at
The Hollywood
Hookah Lounge on
Thursday, Dec. 4,
2008. The 13th
Annual Satellite
Awards will take
place on Dec. 14 at
the fabulous
Interc.ontinen tal
Hotel in the Century
City section of Los
Angeles. Louis
Gossett, Jr. will


receive the Mary Pick
ford Award for
Outstand i n g
Contribution to the
Entertainment
Industry.
Movies
Cadillac Records;
Sony Music Films
and Parkwood
Pictures. Starring
Adrien Brody, Jeffrey
Wright, Gabrielle
Union, Columbus
Short, Cedric the
Entertainer,
Emmanuelle Chriqui,
Eamonn Walker, Mos
Def and Beyonce'
Knowles. Written and
Directed by Darnell
Martin. Produced by
Andrew Lack. and
Sofia Sondervan.
This movie chronicles
the creation of Chess
Records by Leonard
Chess on the South
side of Chicago in
1950 and the black
blues, R&B, rock
artists who propelled
it to superstar status.
Beyonce' plays an
outstanding Etta
James and Columbus
Short had Little
Walter to a Tee!
Jeffrey Wright
reminds one of a
suave Billy Dee


Williams


in Lady Savin & Randall


Sings The Blues with a
smooth, sexy, ladies
man delivery of
Muddy Waters, and
Mos Def is a very
believable Chuck
Berry.
Eamonn Walker
brings Howlin' Wolf
to true life and Adrien
Brody portrays
Leonard Chess flaw-
lessly. The historical
references of Emmit
Till, Rosa Parks and
Chuck Berry suing
the Beach Boys and
winning for ripping
off his tune and re-
naming it "Surfin'
USA" as well as the
1940-50's setting
makes this a must see
for black youth, the
community and black
history buffs every-
where!
Nobel Son:
Freestyle Releasing
an Unclaimed Freight
Production. Starring
Alan Rickman, Bryan
Greenberg, Shawn
Hatosy, Mary
Steenburgen, Bill
Pullman, Eliza
Dushku and Danny
Devito. Directed by
Randall Miller.
Writer/Producer; Jody


Miller.
This movie starts
one way and ends up
another which can be
confusing. Barkley
Michaelson
(Greenberg) and his
father Eli (Rickman)
have a father/son
love-hate dysfunc-
tional relationship.
The son gets kid-
napped on the eve of
his dad's receiving of
the Nobel Prize for
Chemistry. The dad
refuses to pay and all
hell breaks loose. If
you are a heavy
metal/hard rock head
banger, the music
soundtrack by com-
poser Paul Oakenfold
featuring tracks from
Spitfire, Chemical
Brothers and Groove
Armada will seriously
turn you on. This film
does have its thriller
and suspense
moments that could
have been better
arranged.
Hit me up at feed-
backrych@sbcglob-
al.net.
So da aiki
(Love and work)
Rych


Nielsen's Top Rated Programs
Among African Americans


For the week of
11/24/08 11/30/08


1. BARBARA WALTERS (Special), ABC
2. DANCING WITH THE STARS, ABC
3. 60 MINUTES, CBS
4. NBC SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL, NBC
5. CSI: MIAMI, CBS
6. DANCING W/STARS RESULTS, ABC
7. COLD CASE, CBS
8. UNIT, THE, CBS
9. CRIMINAL MINDS, CBS
10. NCIS, CBS


Source: Nielsen Media Research


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Guns Continued from A-1
ages residents to get armed to protect their lives and property. He said the economy
is going to get worse, and criminals are getting more bold.
The 1996-2000 studies showed that in Decatur, Atlanta and Macon, Georgia, there
were 1,881 guns used in criminal acts and traced to gun dealers. All of these stores
too,were still in business. The reports showed 120 of the nation's 80,000 gun deal-
ers with the most crime gun traces. These stores are flooding America's streets with
crime guns "yet Washington rarely investigates, shuts down or prosecutes most of
these high-crime dealers.
What the organizations above want to see happen is an annual report of the high
crime gun dealers operating in their community and what steps the Department of
Justice/ATF is taking to regulate, shut down and/or prosecute these potentially dirty
dealers. They believe, and the study shows that the majority of gun dealers are hon-
est and follow the law and therefore should not be tarred by a few dealers who sell
an inordinate number of crime guns.
The group understands that some stores may be on the list because they have a large
volume of sales, not because they are engaging in illegal behavior. Some stores,
also, are located near high crime areas which makes it more likely that the guns sold,
even legally, may eventually be used in a crime.
Approximately 4 and 1/2 million new firearms are sold in the U. S. each year.
Approximately two million secondhand firearms are also sold each year. In fact, the
United States sell more guns than any other country in the world. This makes it
mandatory for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms to put forth every pos-
sible effort to keep these guns out of the hands of criminals, unauthorized juveniles
and other prohibited persons under the Gun Control Act.
It is also imperative that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms focus on
illegal gun trafficking. They should seek the help of state and local law enforcement
officials to keep up with gun sales and stolen firearms, said the Jacksonville leaders.
The group is also wishing that the ATF will significantly increase crime gun trac-
ing and trafficking enforcement. They are seeking the cooperation of the communi-
ty, the mayor, the sheriff and other national, state and local officials.


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Randy Jackson's
Scare Made Him
Lose Weight and
Write a Book


If you are an 'American
Idol' viewer, you have
probably noticed that one
of the host, Randy
Jackson has lost about
100 pounds.
The 52-year-old was
told that he had type 2
diabetes and that if he did
not lose the weight, his
health would further dete-
riorate.
Jackson lost the weight
and says he now feels that
his diabetes was more of
a blessing than a curse, so
he has written a book:
"Body With Soul."
Senator
Martinez will
Not Seek Re-
election,
Former Gov.
Jeb Bush
Interested in
Seat
Shortly after U. S.
Senator Mel Martinez
announced that he will
not seek re-election, for-
mer Florida Governor Jeb
Bush stated that he is
interested in the seat.
It has often been specu-
lated that Gov. Jeb Bush
would seek the White
House.
Actually, according to
sources, it was thought
that he would move
directly from Florida to
Washington prior to his
brother moving to
Washington but since he
did not win the Florida
governorship within the
time planned, his brother
George W ran and
received the job.
Jeb Bush was very liked
in Florida and it is antici-
pated that he may win the
senate seat and follow
through with the original
plan of moving into the
White House. But don't
get excited or worried,
Democrats said they plan
to put up a strong candi-
date.
Is the nation ready for a
third Bush in the White
House?


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by Dan Evans
Senior Citizens from all over the city .
of Jacksonville came together at the ..
Wyndham Riverwalk Hotel November ..
25th to "CELEBRATE LIFE." Joan .
Turner, director of The Senior Life
Foundation, once again joined with
Radio Stations, WCGL, WZAZ,
Community Leaders, Churches, Civic
organization, and a caring community to
present to the elderly a Thanksgiving
Luncheon.
The program was a mixture of the
young and those that have lived and seen
change. Song, dance, poetry, everything
in place to celebrate life. Mistress of
Ceremony Joan Barney begin with a
Joyous celebration as we watched the
circle of life unfold. The journey begin
with Armani Turner leading the pledge
and Dr. Bernadette Williams reading the
Scripture. Mistress of Ceremony
Deborah Maiden presented Mary Blake-
Holley with the welcome and a poem by
Adrainne Nesmith.
A special table was set for everyone
over 90 and as the circle unfolded,
Mother Shepard, at the request of Joan
Turner, sang a song that brought tears to
every eye in the house. Mother Alberta '.
Wallace recited a poem from memory
that had everyone on their feet with
applause.
The Guest Speaker was Rev. Bob
Watkins, -President, Community of
Christ Florida Mission
Center, Lakeland, FL. Guest includ-
ed State representative Audrey and Atty. l
Wayne Hogan, Councilwoman Corrine
Brown, Senator Tony Hill, Councilman
Johnny Gaffney, Mari Terbrueggen-
President, and The Senior Life
Foundation.


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Ask Deanna! Is an advice column known Jor its
fearless approach to reality-based subjects! h,, =
Dear Deanna!
I am over 40 and look very good for my age. I date younger men, '
love younger men and prefer intimacy with younger men. My
daughter who is 20 years old is jealous of me and at times, we've
competed for the same love interests. She's not speaking to me now
because her boyfriend left her and now he wants to date me. My
daughter is important but she can't control my love life. Should I just let this young man
go to make her happy or keep him?
Good Looking Mom Los Angeles, CA
Dear Good Looking:
You may look good for your age, but there's nothing cute about scooping up your daugh-
ter's leftovers. She's right to be upset and no man should make you this foolish to not
understand her feelings. You've obviously mistaken her embarrassment for jealousy. You
need to grow up and be the parent in this.relationship and put your daughter's concerns
before any man. In other words, don't be nasty going behind your daughter and choose her
instead of her boyfriend. And for the record, Cougars belong in the zoo and not on the street.

Dear Deanna!
I'm a Christian and I thought I was happily married. I think my husband may be having an
affair with my cousin. He hasn't displayed any signs of cheating nor has his behavior
changed. I looked at his cell phone bill and see that he's been calling my cousin on a more
than regular basis. It pushed me over the edge when I came home late one night and found
him at my cousin's house eating pizza and watching movies. Is there something going on
or am I insecure?
Worried Christian Natchez, MS
Dear Worried:
It's amazing that as a Christian you have the Word, but run when the world slaps you with
a test of faith. Your husband doesn't need to call your cousin or any woman unless it's busi-
ness. He should also be home late at night. Yes something is going on if you didn't know
where he was and found him at your cousin's house. Share your concerns and suspicions
with your husband, suggest a few rules concerning your cousin and keep it moving.

Dear Deanna!
I want to have a baby but my boyfriend is against it. He wants to wait until we get married
but he has no plans to propose soon. He has threatened that he will leave me if I trick him
and come up pregnant. My clock is ticking and I want a baby before I get too old. I don't
understand what the problem is and I am willing to end this relationship if things don't
change soon. How do I express the seriousness of this baby issue with my boyfriend?
Tanisha Jacksonville, FL
Dear Tanisha:
Your relationship is missing the word marriage, your boyfriend doesn't have the title of hus-
band and going ahead with your baby plan equals ignorance. Your boyfriend should realize
he can't be tricked into pregnancy if he protects himself especially if your little clock is tick-
ing. If he hasn't proposed on his own will, pregnancy won't change his intent or urgency.
Face it, he's not interested in a baby or marriage right now and you can either love it or leave
it.
Ask De a is written by Deanna M. Mfite Ask Deanna! Deanna M, 264 S La Cienega, Suite 1283,
Bevedy Hls, CA 9021 orEmail: askdeannal@yahoo.com Website: www.askdeanna.com





Announcements, meetings, happenings, and community events
scheduled in Jacksonville and the surrounding area.


MILLIONS MORE MOVEMENT, Jacksonville Local Organizing Committee
Inc., a non-profit organization is now in the process of collecting, gathering
clothes, shoes for our next 'Clothes Give-A-Way. If you have any clothes, female,
male, children, toys, furniture, or other items, please donate them. Bring them to
916 N.Myrtle Avenue., from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday.
Jacksonville Local Organizing Committee Inc., will also come pick up your your
donation or gifts. Give them to Jacksonville Local Organizing Committee Inc., we
will make them a part of our next scheduled Clothes Give-A-Way. Help us as 'we
work to end the violence in our communities through education,not more incarcer-
ation'. Visit our website: www.jaxlo.com for more information, or contact us at
904-240-9133.
CITY OF JACKSONVILLE NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING TO DIS-
CUSS PROGRAMMING AND MANAGEMENT of the following community
centers: (Note: All at 6:00 p.m.) Sunny Acres Community Center, 2850 Wompi
Dr., Jax, FL 32225, Thursday, December 11th; Fort Caroline Community Center,
4131 Ferber Rd., Jax, FL 32277, Monday, December 15th; Joe James Community
Center, 1631 Hurst St., Jax, FL 32209, Tuesday, December 16th; Lillian Saunders
Community Center, 2750 Bartley Circ., Jax, FL 32207, Tuesday, December 16th;
Beachwood Community Center, 11758 Marina Dr., Jax., FL 32216, Thursday,
December 18th; and Westbrook Community Center, 905 Westbrook St., Jax, FL
32209, Thursday, December 18th.Recreation and Community Services (JaxParks)
will conduct public meetings at the dates and times noted below to discuss the
potential opening and programming of these closed centers.
A CENTURY OF SANCTUARIES IN ONE AFTERNOON -Saturday,
December 6, 2008, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Come and tour a century of sanc-
tuaries in one afternoon at nine Downtown historic churches. The guide at each
church will highlight the architectural and historical significance of the building.
Visitors can walk the tour route, and complimentary trolley service is provided
along the tour route. The tour begins and ends at the Main Library. The Junior
League of Jacksonville's Annual Festival of Trees will be on display at the Main
Library. The church tour includes admission to the Rotary Gingerbread
Extravaganza at Old St. Andrews Episcopal Church during the tour.
CHURCHES:
First Baptist Church,
First Presbyterian Church
First United Methodist Church
Greater Hill Temple
Historic Mt. Zion AME Church
Immaculate Conception Catholic Church
Old St. Andrews Episcopal Church


American Heart Association Meeting Report
~ UMBILICAL CORD BLOOD ~

Umbilical cord blood may help build new heart valves
S NEW ORLEANS, La.,- Children with heart defects may
Someday receive perfectly-matched new heart valves built
Using stem cells from their umbilical cord blood, according to
Research presented at the American Heart Association's
Scientific Sessions 2008.
S When infants are bor with malfunctioning heart valves
that can't be surgically repaired, they rely on replacements from animal tissue, compat-
Sible human organ donations or artificial materials. These replacements are lifesaving,
but don't grow and change shape as a child develops; so two or more surgeries may be
Needed to replace outgrown valves. The animal tissue may also stiffen over time as well
Sand be less durable than a normal human valve. With artificial valves, children also
must be treated with blood thinners.
"In our concept, if prenatal testing shows a heart defect, you could collect blood
From the umbilical cord at birth, harvest the stem cells, and fabricate a heart valve that
is ready when the baby needs it," said kalf Sodian, M.D., lead author of the study and
a cardiac surgeon at the University Hospital of Munich.
The tissue engineering of heart valves is still in its infancy, with various researchers
Investigating the possibility of using cells from blood, bone marrow or amniotic fluid.
S In the study, the research team used stem cells (CD 133+ cells) derived from umbil-
ical cord blood. The cord blood was frozen to preserve it. After 12 weeks, the cells were
seeded onto eight heart valve scaffolds constructed of a biodegradable material and
Then grown in a laboratory.
Afterwards, examination using electron microscopes revealed that the cells had
Grown into pores of the scaffolding and formed a tissue layer. Biochemical examina-
tion indicated that the cells had not only survived and grown, but had produced impor-
i tant elements of the extracellularr matrix," the portion of body tissue that functions out-
Sside of cells and is essential to tissue function and structure. Compared with human tis-
Ssue from pulmonary heart valves, the tissue-engineered valves formed:
77.9 percent as much collagen (the main protein in connective tissue);
85 percent as much glycosaminoglycan, a carbohydrate important in connective
tissue); and 67 percent as much elastin (4 proteinin connective tissue)
S Furthermore, using antibodies to detect various proteins, the researchers found the
valves contained desmin (a protein in muscle cells), laminin (a protein in all internal
Organss, alpha-actin (a protein that helps muscle cells contract) and CD31, VWF and
SVE-cadherin (components of blood vessel linings).
S "These markers all indicate that human cardiovascular tissue was grown in the
lab," Sodian said.
S Several important questions remain to be solved regarding tissue-engineered func-
tional heart valves, including identifying the optimal scaffold material and learning
Show to condition the valves in the laboratory so they work properly after being implant-
Sed, Sodian said.
S "Tissue engineering provides the prospect of an ideal heart valve substitute that
Slasts throughout the patient's lifetime and has the potential to grow with the recipient
and to change shape as needed," he said.
S Co-authors are: Philipp Schaefermeier, Ph.D.; Susanne Abegg-Zips, M.D.;
SWolfgang M. Kuebler, M.D., Ph.D.; Mehdi Shakibaei, M.D., Ph.D.; Sabine Daebritz,
M.D.; Nora Lang, M.D.; Christoph Schmitz, M.D.; Bruno Meiser, M.D.; and Bruno
SReichart, M.D.
S Individual author disclosures can be found on the abstract.
S The German Ministry of Education and Research funded the study.


DECK THE HALLS...CHESTNUTS ROASTING...ANNOUNCING A
NEW HOLIDAY TRADITION FOR AFRICAN AMERICANS!

DALLAS (November, 2008) Dallas, TX-based publishing company NetNia,
Publishing releases 17 new Christmas letters with images of black Santa Claus
and his accompany elves. These colorful cultural holiday letters are found at their
unique website BlackSantaMagicLetters.com. This site is fast becoming a new
tradition because the letters resonate and identify with African-American children
and adults alike, offering the perfect addition to your Christmas shopping list.
"Christmas is a magical time of the year for African-Americans. We believe
that positive inspirational images of people of color, expressed around the tradi-
tional themes of Christmas, create a different kind of memory for children and
adults. And -- who doesn't love getting a personal letter from Santa," asked
Jeffrey Bradley, President of BlackSantaMagicLetters.com.
Through the special Internet tool created by Mr. Bradley, anybody can visit
BlackSantaMagicLetters.com, answer a few questions and instantly create and
print a personal, memorable letter right on their computer.
"My nieces live in Georgia and I wanted to do something for them that was a
keepsake they would remember forever. I used BlackSantaMagicLetters.com to
create the letters I wanted. Then I used the information on the website to have
each personalized letter mailed from the North Pole with an authentic postmark,"
said Psychiatrist Rennie Marshall.
Christmas is right around the corer ... have you thought about how you'll
make it more memorable for children and adults in your family?
"We've become increasingly passionate about the importance of holidays and
how they can create memories that bind African-American families together.
What we're doing with the Black Santa letters is an expression of our commit-
ment to families," said creator Jeff Bradley.
BlackSantaMagicLetters.com is a new Christmas tradition-but you can still
have the chestnuts roasting on the open fire, just like when you were young.
BlackSantaMagicLetters.com features everything you need to know about
African-American Santa Claus including letter samples, articles, fun facts, ani-
mations, songs, and tips. It is owned and managed by NetNia Publishing, Inc.
(NetNia.com) located at 7311 Caillet Street, Dallas, Texas 75209. Visit
http://www.netnia.com for more information.


PUBLIC NOTICE
November 30, 2008
DRAFT CONSOLIDATED ANNUAL PERFORMANCE
AND EVALUATION REPORT
AND
GRANTEE PERFORMANCE REPORT

Drafts of the Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) and the
Grantee Performance Report (GPR) for the City of Jacksonville have been completed and are
available for a fifteen (15) day public review and comment.

The CAPER provides accomplishment and expenditure narrative information on the four
Consolidated Plan programs (CDBG, HOME, HOPWA and ESG) administered by the City of
Jacksonville during fiscal year October 1, 2007 through September 30, 2008. The GPR
provides narrative statements including accomplishments and expenditures for the CDBG


program. Copies of the reports are available at the Housing and Neighborhoods Department,
Community Development Division, 214 N. Hogan Street, Suite 800, and the Main Library at
303 N. Laura Street, Jacksonville, Florida 32202, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Comments should be submitted in writing to Wight Greger, Director, Housing and
Neighborhoods Department, at the above address and received no later than Monday,
December 15, 2008. The final CAPER and GPR will be submitted to the U.S. Department of
Housing and Urban Development by December 31, 2008.


JOHN PEYTON
MAYOR


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Housing and Neighborhoods Department


St. John's Episcopal Cathedral
St. Phillips Episcopal Church
Tour tickets are $5 per person. Children 12 and under are admitted at no charge.
Tickets may be.purchased online at www.DTJAX.org and will be sold at the Main
Library the day of the event. Twenty percent of all ticket sales will benefit the
Emergency Services and Homeless Coalition. Street parking is free Free park-
ing is available at First Baptist's #1 garage on Laura Street between Church and
Ashley Streets. For more information call 904-451-3344.


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From Actual Police Reports

Did You Hear About?...


S NO LOITERING DOESN'T JUST APPLY
TO SKATE BOARDERS-The defendant,
Richard, has since been warned on two occa-
sions against loitering at a Shell Gas Station.
The defendant was informed that he was no
longer permitted to return to this location. The
defendant stated that he understood that he was
not allowed to return. Some days later, the
Defendant was observed leaning against a
/ parked vehicle in front'of the Shell Station at
/ 2610 N. Myrtle Ave, directly beneath a "No
SLoitering" sign. The defendant was arrested and
mirandized. The defendant stated that he was
OFFIC aware of the fact that he had been warned by
police against being on the Shell Station proper-
----- sty. The defendant admitted to being on the prop-
erty and stated that he had just gone into the
store and was leaving immediately after. It should be noted that the defendant was
not in possession of anything purchased from the business. He was later asked to
leave or be transported by police. A repeat offender such as this person makes you
think to yourself, "Why would he continue to make the same mistakes?" Maybe he
doesn't know the definition of "No Loitering" or maybe he doesn't know how to
read, I'll let you (the readers) be the judge of that.
PULLED OVER FOR SPEEDING AND ENDED WITH A DUI-
Officer was positioned in the median operating a RADAR unit on the 11500 block
of Atlantic Boulevard, construction area. A vehiclewas observed traveling in the
outside lane at a high rate of speed. The car was tracked at 65MPH in a 35MPH
zone. Officer noticed that the driver side taillight was,not working. He caught up to
the vehicle and activated his emergency light but the other driver did not pull up
until he passed two blocks. Officer contacted the suspect and identified himself. He
could smell a faint smell of fruity alcoholic beverage coming from the suspect's
mouth as he spoke. The suspect's speech was thick and dry. The suspect's eyes were
glassy and slightly bloodshot. When asked if he has been drinking any alcoholic, the
suspect stated, "No, nothing."Officer then asked the suspect to get out for a field
sobriety exercise. During the exercise he was unbalanced, slurred when he talked,
and couldn't do many of the other'commands. When asked again if he had been
drinking, he answered, I have had nothing since Friday." The suspect failed every
test that was given to him, which led to his arrest afterwards. My two cents on this
if he smelled like he was drunk, he looked like he was drunk, andihi~ walked like he
was drunk then he was drunk. The creative answer the suspect gave!' as that he last
drank two days ago. I really want to know what kind of alcohol or how much did
he consume to keep him drunk for a couple of days.


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ARIES
Don't let domestic prob-
lems interfere with your
objectives. Be cautious
when dealing with for-
eigners. You can meet
new and exciting lovers
through work related
projects. Unexpected
events may be upset-
ting.Your lucky day this
week will be Monday.

CANCER
Organization will be the key
to avoiding discord and fam-
ily feuds. You may have dif-
ficulty trying to get your
mate to understand your
position. If you go shopping,
only take what you can
afford to part with. Make
changes around your house
and plan to d9 some enter-
taining. Your lucky day this
week will be Wednesday.

' L LIBRA
YQu may come down
with minor infections i
you have allowed your-
self to get rundown.
Satisfy your passionate
mood. You can get a lot
done if you get your
hands on te right equip-
ment. Try to curb your
habits, or you could find
yourself in aawkward
financial position.Your
lucky day this week will
be Tuesday.

CAPRICORN
You can make, financial
gains if you are prepared to
take a risk. Opportunities for
advancement at work are
apparent Get help setting up
a reasonable budget Look
into ways of making extra
cash.LD:Wed.


STAURUS
Look to a close friend for
advice. You can accom-
plish a lot if you put some
effort into household
duties or redecorating
plans. You need to con-
centrate on solving exist-
ing problems. Be careful
not to consume too many
spicy foods, or minor
health problems could put
Vou out of commission
for the day. LD:Wed.

491 LEO
A need to be in love may
fool you. Look into career
choices and courses being
offered. Try to take some
time to listen to their
complaints, and in turn,
do something to appease
them. A new you could
help your attitude.Your
lucky day this week will
be Tuesday.

1 SCORPIO
Problems with large cor-
porations or institutions
are apparent. You can
sort out any differences
you have in an amiable
manner. Don't overspend
on friends or children.
You will be too quick to
point your finger at your
mate. Your lucky day this
week will be Tuesday.

\I^ AQUARIUS
The experience will be
good. You can meet new
friends who will let you
know just how valuable
you are.Financial gains
can be made through
wise investments.
LD:Sun.


Uj IGEMINI
You should get out and
meet new, people this
week. Move forward if
you want to turn your life
around. Go after your
goals. You will have a lit-
tle more energy than
usual. Your lucky day this
week will be Thursday.

VIRGO
Your lack of responsibili-
ty and attention has been
a key issue in our rela-
tions'hip. You'll find it
easy to talk about our
feeling this week. Don't
hesitate to find out what
your mate's intentions
are. Be primed to use
your intellect in order to
et what you want. You
ave to believe in your-
self and your talents. Your
lucky day this week will
be Thursday.

| I SAGITTARIUS
Deception will play an
important factor in rela-
tionships. You mustn't
give too much to your
children. Difficulties
with your mate may lead
to estrangement. Try to
mix business with pleas-
ure while traveling. Your
lucky day this week will
be Tuesday.

l PISCES
Relationships will
become stronger. Peers
may not be on your side.
Try to address the real
issues in order to turn
things around. A long,
quiet walk alone may
help you sort out your
thoughts. LD:Mon.


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The Houston Texans looked unbeatable in their Monday night debut with an easy 30-
17 win over AFC South-rival Jacksonville at Reliant Stadium.
"The execution is not crisp," said Jacksonville coach Jack Del Rio. "We struggled to
score points when the game was on the line. We had several opportunities, but I thought
overall defensively, other than the first drive and the last drive, we played pretty good. I
thought we gave ourselves a chance."
The Texans are already out of the playoffs for the seventh time since the franchise's
started in 2002, but played inspiring football on ESPN to improve to 5-7 this year.
The Jaguars are 4-8 on the season.
Jacksonville QB David Garrard finished. 25 of 35 passing for 287 yards and
increased his single-season passing total to a career-high 2,748 yards. Garrard has
recorded a 60 percent completion percentage in nine of 12 games and has attempted 30-
plus passes in eight of the last nine games.
Matt Jones had eight receptions for 104 receiving yards, his second 100-yard receiv-
ing game of the season and fifth of his career. Jones set a single-season-career-high for
receiving yards. Jones has the third-most receptions by a Jaguar since 2003 and has five-
plus receptions in nine of the first 12 games.
The Houston game saw the return of tight end George Wrighster. Wrighster has been
out since off-season ACL surgery. He has played 63 games with 26 starts and has 92
receptions for 815 yards and nine touchdowns.
Kicker Josh Scobee has scored at least one point in 53 consecutive games dating
back to January 2005, the second longest streak in team history. Mike Hollis holds the
team record at 67 games.
The Jacksonville defense is only 13th against the pass (204.5 ypg) and 20th in both
defending the run (115.0 ypg) and points allowed (270) through 12 games this season.
Texans' rookie running back Steve Slaton ran for 130 yards and a pair of touchdown
on 21 carries.
"They drafted me to be a third down guy," said Slaton, a rookie from West Virginia.
"I thought in any situation they put me in I can play. I just want to prove everybody I
could do that."
HOUSTON GAME NOTES: Running back Fred Taylor had 67 yards and his first
touchdown of the season on nine carries at Houston. He passed Jimmy Smith for the
most touchdowns in franchise history with his 70th career score...Jones-Drew ended
with 49 yards on 12 touches against the Texans...Jacksonville's defense had no sacks,
while Garrard went down three times...All-Pro cornerback Rashean Mathis posted his
team-high fourth interception of the season and the franchise- record 25th of his career
in Monday's loss.....Mathis was the biggest injury note for the Jaguars after he left the
game with a sprained right knee.
THIS WEEK'S OPPONENT: The Jaguars will visit Chicago this Sunday for a
.showdown with the Bears at Soldier Field. The all-time series between the Jags and
Bears is knotted at two games apiece, with Jacksonville winning the last meeting by a
22-3 score at home on Dec. 12, 2004.


Florida's Chandler Parsons come off the bench and put up 15 points on 5-of-10 shooting
as Florida bested Florida A&M 73-58 Tuesday night in Gainesville.
The No. 23 Gators (6-1) improved to 18-0 all time against teams from the Mid-Eastern
Athletic Conference. With the setback, FAMU fell for the second consecutive game against
a Southeastern Conference school. The Rattlers (1-6) are winless in 29 such meetings.
The Rattlers (1-6) made 11 3-pointers for the game and converted 61.5 percent (8-of-13)
in the secorid half.
"I believe in trying to take the 3 totally away," said Florida coach Bill Donovan. "You're
never going to prevent a team from ever taking a 3-point shot, but you want to be able to take
it away."
FAMU took 24 shots from behind the arc, hitting 11 on a night when they connected on
an overall 19 of 43 from the field for 44.2 percent shooting. They lost the rebound battle, 32
to 29.
"We work on pressure defense every day in practice so I think our team will improve,"
FAMU point guard Byron Taylor said. "It's just being in the right spot and helping each other
out."
The Gators went into the locker room with a 37-22 lead at the half, hitting 11 of 27 for
42.9 percent shooting for the game.
Lamar Twitty led all scorers with 20 points for FAMU, and Brandon Bryant added 16.
"They are bigger than us so we had to have the mental toughness when we to inside to
finish the baskets," Twitty said. "They've got a lot great shooters so wd knew there was going
to be a lot of I-on-1 in the post.

WILDCATS GAMEDAY Late free throws preserve 65-61 win for Bethune
Cookman over Webber International
DAYTONA BECH, Fla. -- Bethune-Cookman (3-4) hit 8 of 10 free throws in the
final 1:01 of the game to preserve a 65-61 home win over Webber International
University (2-2) Tuesday night at Moore Gymnasium.
Senior Tobias Mahone made 4-4 charity tosses in the final 19 seconds as WIU hit
two three-pointers in the final minute to draw within one point 62-61 with three seconds
left. B-CU Freshman Stanley Elliott hit one of two free throws with three seconds left
to make the margin 63-61 and WIU's length of the court pass went out of bounds with
no time going off the clock.
Then the Warriors immediately fouled Mahone and he hit two free throws to seal
the verdict.
"We practice and execute hard in practices and players stayed extra and shot more
free throws after Monday's practice. We left free throws out there in the Chicago State
game (last Friday) and down the stretch in the Texas Southern game too otherwise we
would have won by double digits Saturday (68-61 win over Texas Southern in
Chicago)," said B-CU Head Coach Clifford Reed, Jr. following the game.
Webber University scratched and clawed against the Wildcats all night long as the
game was tied eight times and WIU led 29-27 at halftime. The Warriors' Halston
Schaffer's free throw gave the visitors a 50-47 lead with 6:50 to play before B-CU went
on a 10-3 run keyed by co-captain Alexander Starling's seven points giving the
Wildcats a 57-53 lead with 2:21 remaining. Starling's jumper in the lane with 4:28 to
play was the last field goal of the night for Bethune-Cookman. B-CU was 14 of 18 free
throws in the final four minutes. The 'Cats made 20-26 free throws in the game.
Starling led all scorers with a game-high 18 points, C.J Reed scored 14 and had four
assists, and John Holmes totaled 12 points and five rebounds for the Wildcats. Senior
co-captain Kevan Creppy contributed 8 points and 7 rebounds off the bench for B-CU.


Jaguars' cornerback Rashean Mathis, No. 27, will likely go on the injured reserve list with a
sprained MCL in his right knee. Mathis won't require surgery. He was injured late in thefirst half
against Houston and had his fourth interception of the season earlier in the first half. (Florida Star
photo by Nancy Beecher).


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Clemson (7-5) had been tied with Florida for the most Gator Bowl appearances with eight
The Tigers will be the first five-loss team fo play in the game. (Florida Star photo by Nancy
Beecher)


By Mike Bonts, Sports Editor
Clemson and Nebraska
reportedly set up for New
Years Day showdown in
Jacksonville

Clemson (7-5) has
reportedly accepted an
invitation to play in the
Gator Bowl on New Year's
Day.
The Tigers are expect-
ed to face Nebraska (8-4)
in a rematch of the 1982
Orange Bowl, which
Clemson won 22-15 to
claim the national champi-
onship.
The Cornhuskers can-
not be invited until Sunday
when the BCS releases one
of three Big 12 teams, pre-
sumably Texas Tech, cur-
rently up for considera-
tion. Even without the offi-
cial announcement, many
Nebraska fans are already
making their travel plans
to the Sunshine State.
The ACC title game
winner between Boston
College and Virginia Tech
automatically advances to
the Orange Bowl. The


Chick-fil-A Bowl in
Atlanta gets first rights on
the remaining at-large
ACC bowl qualifiers.
They are expected to
take hometown Georgia
Tech. The Gator Bowl has
the next choice, and bowl
president Rick Catlett
reportedly acknowledged
his bowl was deciding
between Clemson and
Florida State. The
Seminoles finished 8-4,
one game better than
Clemson, and beat the
Tigers during the regular
season.
As word of Clemson's
selection leaked Tuesday,
the Champs Sports Bowl
wanted FSU, according to
a report in the Orlando
Sentinel. That led to a
Meineke Car Care Bowl in
Charlotte to lock in on
North Carolina, according
to the Charlotte Observer.
As it turns out, the
ACC's bowl tie-ins were
not sure Clemson would
be an option until Monday,


two days after a win over
South Carolina. NCAA
rules stipulate that all
seven-win teams must be
taken before a bowl can
grab a six-win team.
Clemson's record is 7-
5, but only six of those
wins counts toward bowl
eligibility because of two
wins against lower-divi-
sion teams. The Tigers will
be the first five-loss team
to play in the game.
Clemson would break
the Gator Bowl record for
most appearances (nine),
breaking out of a tie with
Florida. Nebraska, which
has won four of its past
five games, would be mak-
ing its Gator Bowl debut.
Clemson's last visit to the
Gator Bowl was on New
Year's Day 2001, when the
Tigers lost to Virginia
Tech. They also played in
the game in 1977, 1978,
1986, 1989 and 1996.
The Gator Bowl kicks
off at 1 p.m. on Jan. 1 and
will be televised by CBS.


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