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NAACP to File Against JSO
Regarding Police Shootings
Citizen Shootings Continue
The NAACP State organization
met with Jacksonville's
Undersheriff Frank Mackesy along
with other organizations in
Jacksonville to discuss police
Shootings. The organizations said
Their desire was to start a dialog
between the police and the Black
h sb .community.
S' According to sources at the meet-
Sa ing, Jacksonville has witnessed 46
h Ct police shootings in the past two
Florida's NAACP State President, Adora Nweze, years. Of the 46 shot, 38 were
sitting next to Dennis Wade, Executive African American. The Sheriff's
Committee of Jacksonville's NAACP.
office said that 39 of the 46 sus-
pects that had been shot, were armed with weapons. Of the 39, 32 had guns.
Ms. Nweze said that she made the trip to Jacksonville to request a citizen's review
board that would investigate all police shootings. She voiced that the board should
have subpoena power and a budget. She understands that the State Attorney's Office
investigates all police-involved shootings to determine what laws, if any, were bro-
ken by the officer doing the shooting.
The meeting was held on Wednesday, a day that Jacksonville witnessed seven
shootings that were not police related. With such a NAACP Continued A-7
OJ Simpson Didn't Take Plea Deal
Gets up to 33 Years. All Others
Except One Gets Probation
Four of the men who accom-
panied OJ to the hotel in Las ;O
Vegas and charged with rob-
bery-kidnapping, were sen-
tenced to three to eight years
probation. The court heard a
loud protest from a sports mem-
orabilia dealer that they had
held at gunpoint in 2007. The
four had faced the same charges
as OJ and Stewart but accepted
a plea deal. OJ and Stewart did
not. Stewart received up to 27 J Simpson, 61, for-
years and OJ up to 33 years in mer actor & football
prison. They are appealing, star.
Jesse Jackson Jr.
Illinois Governor Rod
Blagojevich was arrested
Monday by the FBI after
they had spent much time
listening to tapes. The
tapes showed that Gov.
Blagojevich had planned
to sell the Senate seat
vacated by President-
According to informa-
tion received from
sources through the
Congressman- see A-7
DTV Road Show
Comes to Jax
The gigantic screen,
known as the "DTV
Trekker," is travelling
throughout the United
States to help educate
consumers about the tran-
sition from analog to dig-
ital TV. There are about
637,410 households in
Florida with over-the-air
television. A change will
be made on February 17,
2009. The show will help
viewers understand the
change and will be in
December 16 from 2 to 7
pm at WJCT-TV, 100
Festival Park Avenue.
Bush Signs for
Civil Rights Coin
President George W.
Bush signed the legisla-
tion to mint a commemo-
rative silver dollar, mark-
ing the 50th anniversary
of the Civil Rights Act.
The measure was spon-
sored by President-elect
Obama and Georgia
The Civil Rights Act
was signed by President
Lyndon Johnson on July
2, 1964 to change the bar-
ring of restaurants, hotels
and other public facilities
from denying services to
Blacks. It also outlawed
tion against women and
The U.S. Mint will pro-
duce 350,000 of the $1
coins in 2014. Proceeds
will be donated to UNCF.
FAMU 100 At Inauguration
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They applied, they practiced, they are going. The Presidential
Inaugural Committee announced that FAMU Marching 100 is
one of two Florida bands that will participate in the 56th
Inaugural Parade. J.P. Taravella High in Broward County is
the other participate. They must cover their own expenses.
Please help. FAMU-(850) 599-3491, Taravella-(754) 322-2359.
Auto Makers Big Three
The House approved $14 billion dollars
to rescue the auto industry. Republicans
in the Senate did not agree and demanded
that the United Auto Workers agree to
steep wage cuts by 2009 in line with Kevin
Japanese carmakers. The UAW refused to Williams, 47
do so until the current contract expires in 2011. So, the
Kevin Williams was appointed GM's North America
Vice President and General Manager of Service &
Parts Operations, effective December 1, 2008. Is he
now out of a job? His promotion was to help get the
company on track. AUTO See A-7
573,000 Jobless, up from 515,000 last week,
Chicago Workers End Sit-in
The country has seen many jobs lost up to 573,000 from
515,000 in just one week. However, there was a group of
workers at Republic Windows & Doors, Chicago, who
would not leave, but staged a sit-in. They felt that the
American people had provided funds to Bank of America.
The company had always kept a line of credit with the bank.
However, the bank recently closed the line. The workers
said the bank should depart with the government funds to
keep their doors open or to pay the required salaries and
benefits. With the sit-in and an understanding of the law,
Bank of America finally agreed and the funds were dis-
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Deal Signed for
$300 Million Facility
An agreement to build a 90-acre, $300 million container com-
pany at Dames Point Terminal by Hanjin Shipping Co. of
Korea was signed Wednesday by Hanjin Sr. V.P. GS. Choi and
JAXPORT Executive Director Rick Ferrin. Hanjin is the sixth
largest ocean carrier in the world.
The facility is scheduled to be completed in 2011 and is expect-
ed to bring more than 5,000 direct or indirect jobs to the area
with an economic growth of $6 billion dollars.
The new company will be near the TraPac terminal which will
open in January, 2009.
Students, Seniors and Soldiers
to Benefit From Wal-Mart's Gift
to five local non-
profit groups in an
effort to help fill
budgetary gaps as
the worsening economy reduces corporate and govern-
ment donations. The money was distributed to The
Alliance for World Class Education, American Heart
Association, Florida Community College Jacksonville,
The Senior Life Foundation and The United Services
The event was held at the Wal-Mart store on San Jose
Morgan Freeman Honored,
Reception at the White House
Actor Morgan t-reeman wnn secretary or State Rice.
Morgan Freeman was the recipient of the 31st
Kennedy Center Honors event, along with Barbara
Streisand, George Jones, Twyla Tharp, Pete Townshend
and Roger Daltrey. They were all recognized because
of their impact on America's culture through the per-
Secretary Rice hosted a dinner at the State Department.
Gala to Benefit MAD DADS
The D. W. Perkins Bar Foundation, the Jacksonville
NAACP, Brotherhood of Police and Brotherhood of
Firefighters will hold The First Annual Holiday
Charity Gala to benefit MAD DADS and Mothers of
Slain Children Saturday, December 13 at the Prime
Osborn Convention Center. An evening of live
music, dance, door prizes, silent auction and dinner.
Call 377-2109 or 396-9282 for tickets.
Naviyd Ely Raymond, born
Wednesday, weighing 5-
pounds, 13 ounces.
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Marian Wright EdelmanIn
July 2008, Dr. Julius B.
Richmond passed away at age
91 at his home outside
Boston. Dr. Richmond served
as U.S. Surgeon General
under President Jimmy Carter.
He was a pediatrician, profes-
sor of medicine, a child devel-
opment specialist, and a co-
creator and the first director of
Head Start. He understood
early on how crucial a quality,
comprehensive child develop-
ment program could be for the
physical, emotional and edu-
cational health of all chil-
dren-especially poor and at-
risk children. The millions of
children and families who
have been served by Head
Start since its beginnings owe
him a tremendous debt of
Dr. Richmond received a
medical degree from the
University of Illinois and
served as a flight surgeon in
the U.S. Army Air Corps dur-
ing World War II. After the
war, he returned to teach med-
icine at his alma mater. Long
committed to the well-being
of children, Dr. Richmond,
known to his friends as "Juli"
was active in child welfare
organizations from the begin-
ning of his career. In 1953 he
moved to the State University
of New York's Syracuse
College of Medicine as chair
of the department of pedi-
atrics. The Brown v. Board of
Education Supreme Court
decision one year later
inspired him and colleague Dr.
Betty Caldwell to begin study-
ing how poverty affected the
development of infants and
preschoolers. They discovered
that by the time children in
poor families were 18 months
old their intellectual and emo-
tional development began to
slow down. Drs. Richmond
and Caldwell realized that
poor nutrition, the lack of
proper health care, and other
factors related to growing up
in poverty were already begin-
ning to affect these children's
ability to learn.
The doctors also realized
that exposing children to a
high-quality learning environ-
ment as early as possible
could make a difference in
minimizing and reversing
these losses. The vision began
to take shape as an innovative
early childhood program that
comprised quality education
teaching children letters and
colors but also providing
breakfasts and lunches, access
to health care, workshops for
parents, and all the needed
supports for poor families to
give their children the best
possible start. In 1964, Sargent
Shriver, the head of the then
new federal Office of
(OEO) in Washington, asked
Dr. Julius Richmond-Creator of
Marian Wright Edelman
President of the Children's Defense Fund
Dr. Klchmond to jom tmm at
the agency and to go to
Mississippi to develop two
public health initiatives that
would directly aid local fami-
lies. The first, which Dr.
Richmond began in 1965, was
Project Head Start.
As the first and only Black
woman lawyer in Mississippi
at the time, I experienced what
Dr. Richmond described as the
harsh resistance he and his
colleagues encountered as
OEO began establishing cen-
ters serving primarily poor
Black children. White protes-
tors threatened workers, and
churches and other buildings
that housed the centers were
targeted. Bqt that didn't stop
Dr. Richmond, the Child
Development Group of
Mississippi, or other local
partners in the venture from
doing what they needed to do.
Within its first six months,
Head Start went national and
was serving 500,000 children
at 2,700 sites in Mississippi
and around the country.
A second OEO project Dr.
Richmond coordinated was to
establish a group of
Neighborhood Health Centers
to carry out the mission of
making health care more
accessible to low-income fam-
ilies. He returned to New York
in 1967 after nearly three
years as assistant director for
health affairs at OEO, and in
1971 moved to Harvard
Medical School as a professor
in child psychiatry and human
development and preventive
and social medicine. At
Harvard he also directed the
Judge Balker Center, a non-
profit Boston organization
focused on children's mental
Dr. Richmond continued
promoting the health and
well-being of children and
families when he became
Surgeon General in 1977, and
was responsible for many
other innovative public health
programs including aggres-
sive anti-smoking campaigns
and a focus on disease preven-
tion. After serving as Surgeon
General, he returned to
Harvard and his research on
health policy and education.
In 2006, Harvard launched its
new university-wide Center
on the Developing Child with
a symposium in Dr.
Richmond's honor. The
Center now awards annual
Julius B. Richmond
Throughout his long com-
mitted life, Julie Richmond
inspired fellow doctors, count-
less students, and so many
others who care about the
healthy development of
America's children and the
advancement of families.
Head Start is just one shining
jewel of his very long legacy. I
am so grateful for all Dr.
Julius Richmond did for chil-
dren and for his personal
inspiration and support of the
Children's Defense Fund.
For more information
about the Children's Defense
Fund, go to http://www.chil-
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DECEMBER 13, 2008
Faith In Our Community
SSchedule 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 service:
6416 Miriam St., Jacksonville, FL. For more informa-
tion, call (904) 764-3754. Let's come and fellow-ship
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 Christmas (BRING YOUR TURKEY or
HAM) we will HONEY BAKE YOUR HAM. We will
be taking orders December 15th thru 23rd, 2008 from
11:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Call 904- 359-0661 -
THE FIRST A.M.E. CHURCH located at 91 Old
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ALPHONSO WEST MORTUARY, INC.
4409 Soutel Dr. Jacksonville, FL 32208
Tel: (904) 766-9671 Fax: (904) 766-2354
Jacqueline Y. Bartley
Kings Rd., N., Palm Coast, FL. Music Ministry presents
"GLORY EXCELSIS" The reason for the season.
Sunday, December 21, at 10:45 a.m. The combined
choirs of First A.M.E. Church will present music from
their traditional repertoire, including Handels' Mesiah
and arrangements that are both contemporary and tradi-
tional. There will be a candlelight processional and the
event will be a "fanfare" for the season. Please join us
to celebrate the reason for the season with a special
message from our pastor, Rev. Gillard S. Glover, "The
Christ of Christmas."For more information, call (386)
Vera Cobb Gibson died on December 5th after a
lengthy illness. A lifelong native of Jacksonville, she was
the youngest of six children born to Randal and Agnes
Lloyd Cobb. In 1942 she became the wartime bride and
devoted wife of Joseph Gibson until his death on
December 2, 2005. They were honored and blessed with
five wonderful children.
Mrs. Gibson was creative and talented. She will be
remembered for her homemaking skills that were evident
and ever present throughout their Magnolia Gardens
home. As a stay at home wife and mother, Gibson
endeared herself to family and neighbors providing baby
sitting services including early potty training to toddlers
in cloth diapers. Young mothers went to her for the pierc-
ing of their baby girls ears, Gibson did this with a sewing
needle and thread, the common way, prior to the 1960s
era. She mastered the skill of crocheting and needle
works. An outstanding cook, Vera Gibson's savory meals
(breakfast, lunch and dinner) and delicious baked goods
were constantly shared with extended family, friends and
neighbors. Back in the day she could be counted on for
having roasted and boilded peanuts and fresh baked cake
and churned ice cream on Sundays. Over her lifetime she
enjoyed the many opportunities of traveling throughout
the United States and abroad.
For more than 60 years she and her late husband,
Joseph Gibson, Sr. were faithful officers and members of
St. Matthews AME Church, Rev. Marcius King, Pastor.
Mourning her loss are her devoted children: Joseph
(Audrey) Gibson, Jr., and Raymond (Celest) Gibson, of
Philadelphia; and Theodore Gibson, Agness Gibson and
Wendy (Leon) Cambell of Jacksonville. She leaves also
two sisters, Eva Cobb Lamar and Pearlie Cobb
Scarborough as well as numerous grand and great grand
children, sisters and brothers-in-law, nephews, nieces,
Cousins and friends.
ARMITAGE, Gable died
December 9, 2008.
BRANNON, Mrs. Leona
died December 3, 2008.
BROWN, Willie L., 91,
died December 2, 2008.
CAMPBELL, Madie, 81,
died December 5, 2008.
CULLINS, Jimmy Lee
died December 7, 2008.
"EXCELLENCE IN SERVICE AND PERSONAL CARE IS ABSOLUTE"
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Service complete in nature and perfection
honoring a life that can henceforth be a
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EDWARDS, Elmont, 88,
died December 2, 2008.
died December 5, 2008.
FEACHER, Philip S., 91,
died December 8, 2008.
Alphonso West Mortuary,
FRAZIER, Sarah Jane
died December 7, 2008.
GIBSON, Vera died
December 5, 2008.
HART, Lucious, 75, died
December 4, 2008.
died December 4, 2008.
HITE, Mildred Y., 76,
died December 3, 2008.
JONES, Marvin, died
December 4, 2008.
LACY, Artice, 85, died
December 2, 2008.
Alphonso West Mortuary,
LeGREE, Rev. Harold,
died December 6, 2008.
MELTON, Alta B., 37,
died December 8, 2008.
MYERS, Michael D., died
December 3, 2008.
NIXON, Henry E., died
December 8, 2008.
PETTIS, Ashley, died
December 3, 2008.
RANDOLPH, Annie E.,
died December 5, 2008.
RAWLS, James died
December 7, 2008.
RIVERS, Jerome died
December 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.............................0:00 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................... ............................................ 1:00 a.m .
Tuesday........................................ Prayer Meeting & Bible Study,7:00 p.m.
Thursday........................ ... .... ............... JoyNight,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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DECEMBER 13. 2008
"There "s Always Something Happening On The First Coast"
Daytona Beach Chapter, Links, Incorporated
Celebrates Golden Anniversary
We were delighted to be the guests of Daytona
Beach Chapter, Links, Incorporated member Mrs.
Myrtis Mason and her hubby former St. Johns County
School Superintendent Otis Mason for the 50th -
Anniversary Celebration held recently at the Daytona
Beach Resort and Conference Center. Our being their
guests provided an opportunity to fellowship with not
only the Masons but also Orlando Chapter, Links mem-
ber Mrs. Deidre Mason Billingslea and her hubby Daytona Links president, Mrs. Ann Taylor Green with her hus-
Bethune- Cookman University (BCU) Board Member bandArthur Green.
Robert Billingslea along with Daytona Beach Chapter,
We were especially thrilled to see Dr. Rebecca
Walker Steele and her hubby John Steele. Presently
Dr. Steele is choral director at Bethune-Cookman
University. Noted in a press release from Bethune- Daytona Links member Mrs. Myrtis Mason(seated) with her
University. Note in a press release om une-daughter Orlando Links member Mrs. Deidre Mason Billinglea
Cookman University "As a professor that stands out as and Jacksonville Links member Betty Asque Davis.
an institution unto herself -- Dr. Rebecca Steele. Dr.
Steele's petite size and gentle manner belies the many
roles she plays on campus. She began her B-CU career
29 years ago. Her titles alone seem a bit overwhelming
-- Coordinator of Cultural Affairs for the School of Arts
and Humanities, conductor of the B-CU Concert
Chorale and a professor of music. She takes personal
interest in every student under her watchful eye and lTheOtis Masons, The J. Carl Davises and The Robert
nurtures each of them to understand the importance of
giving back........Because Steele's work and dedication
has significantly increased the number of unfunded
scholarships for Concert Chorale students and athletes,
Dr. Trudie Kibbe Reed, President of B-CU, recently
established the Dr. Rebecca Walker Steele Endowed
Scholarship Fund." I can personally attest to Dr.
Steele's dedication and devotion to her choir members. The John Steeles (Daytona Links member Dr. Rebecca Walker Stede)
with Betty Asque Davis
As a member of the Florida A. & M. University
Concert Choir directed by Dr. Rebecca Walker Steele
while a student at FAMU, I have such fond memories
of the positive impact Dr. Steele had on y life and lives
of many, many others. She is one in a million and I am
eternally grateful to her.
The Ballroom at the Center was a 'sea' of white
with emerald green accents. The video presentation of .
the chapter's past fifty years and the Showtime at the "
Gala emceed by Singer/Actor Harry Burney was
absolutely fabulous! Congratulations to all of the mem-
bers of the Daytona Beach Chapter, Links,
Daytona Links president Mrs. Ann Taylor Green is
serenaded by Singer/Actor Harry Burney.
Daytona Links Charter Members after being presented
white roses during 50th Anniversary Celebration.
Dayton Chapter, Links, Inc. at their 50th anniversary Celebration.
Residents of American Beach as they prepared for the big election breakfasted together to discuss election strategies. The event was hosted by Urban Planner/Real Estate
Magnate Carlton Jones. Congresswoman Corrine Brown, State Representative Audrey Gibson and Dr. Johnetta Betsch Cole were among the luminaries at the event.
American Beach Residents Ben Carter and Mrs. Bobbi Morgan State Representative Audrey Gibson with
Jones with Dr. Johnetta Betsch Cole. Photo courtesy of Michael Congresswoman Corrine Brown in back- Dr.JohnettaBetsch .,,Cole, CongresswoanCorrine Brown and Carlton Jones.
ts* ground. Photo courtesy of M
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Dorothy Hughes: Tireless Beaver Street Welcomes
Activist and Campaigner Peters & Yaffee
Dorothy Hughes was
invited to Jacksonville to
help advance activist
efforts in the Northside
community. She has not
missed a beat. She
opened a bookstore in the
Gateway Mall to help
revitalize the community
and invite young people
to express personal own-
ership in their future as
they gain knowledge
through reading. She
launched a community
advocacy effort on multi-
ple fronts. She worked to
help Barack Obama win
the election, initiated
and set the stage for
future work now poised
and ready to hit the
ground running on day 1
of the Obama presidency.
Her election efforts
Canvassing door to
Production of The
Democratic Rappers who
spent months organizing
college students in
South Carolina and
Georgia. Ms. Hughes
traveled with the
Democratic Rappers as
leader of the organizing
team with her co-produc-
ers Ruby Harris and
Hosted several house
parties for the Obama
Organized the Women
for Obama group and
held every Tuesday night
meetings in the Gateway
Bookstore in the
Gateway Mall area. This
group was eventually
reorganized into the
Women for Change under
the leadership of Ruth
Cox from the Obama
Served on the
Executive Committee for
Women for Change. Her
work with Women for
Change took her to the
Michelle Obama Rally a
few days before the elec-
tion. Ms. Hughes arrived
three hours before the
event to organize and ful-
fill her volunteer duties.
When the volunteer work
was complete, Ms.
Hughes secured a posi-
tion up close where she
Dorothy Hughes working with youth (above) and
preparing for the arrival of Mrs. Michelle Obama.
II i R "I I
would be able to shake
hands with Michelle. In
essence, the opportunity
to shake Michelle's hand
represented a lifetime ful-
fillment at the end of her
30 years of activism on
behalf of minorities,
women and the poor. It
may have been the
excitement of the event,
the huge crowd heating
up the room, or the need
to stand for hours as a
volunteer, but for the first
time in Dorothy's career
as an activist, she fainted.
Friends, her sister and a
doctor friend moved Ms.
Hughes through the
crowd to lie down. She
missed her opportunity to
shake Michelle Obama's
hand, but there was a
"consolation prize". Her
helpers called for water.
None was at hand. The
only water available was
in the hands of Michelle
Obama who at that
moment was delivering a
moving speech and a call
for change. Michelle
heard the call for water,
looked in the direction of
Ms. Hughes and tossed
her bottle of water to a
security person. The
water was delivered to
Ms. Hughes who recov-
ered well. She later said,
"I'd love to have the
opportunity to thank
Michelle Obama for giv-
ing me her bottle of
water." She didn't meet
Michelle that day, but she
certainly connected as a
kindred spirit, as women
who recognize when
someone is in need and
works to make the world
a better place for those
immediate and ongoing
ment programs include:
Administration of the
(HELP) whereby partici-
pating businesses hire
youth using a donated
stipend with the goal of
cultivating basic career
skills, building experi-
ence and positioning the
youth for subsequent per-
Hosting of weekly
youth tutoring programs
on-site at the Gateway
Hosting of weekly
youth economic empow-
erment programs at the
Partnering with a local
publisher to create litera-
Partnering with the
Duval County Public
School system to help
ignite the passion for
Her future plan is
expand all of these pro-
In ancient times, wise
and experienced travelers
utilized art and science to
put the right information
in the right place on the
right path so that those
who followed would
have an easier journey.
These wise travelers were
called wayfinders. Today,
Civil Engineers like Dow
Peters and Russell Yaffee
are the ultimate wayfind-
ers and with the recent
launch of Peters &
Services and Consulting
Firm, they are now offer-
ing 27 years of engineer-
ing expertise to help trav-
elers of Northeast Florida
navigate more safely,
efficiently and conve-
niently from place to
Formerly with Jacobs,
one of the world's largest
engineering firms, Peters
and Yaffee have provided
engineering design serv-
ices for several of the
largest local roadway
projects in recent years.
Displaying that entrepre-
neurial spirit of legendary
wayfinders in centuries
past, the partners have
located at Beaver Street
Enterprise Center with
the goal of building a
new firm that provides
high level professional-
ism, excellent value and
100% customer satisfac-
Founding partner Dow
Peters, P.E., a Roadway
Engineer with over 10
years of experience in all
aspects of roadway
improvement and recon-
Dow Peters and Russell Yaffee
struction projects, from
pavement design to ero-
sion control, is a
Jacksonville native with a
B.S. in Civil Engineering
from the University of
Florida. Mr. Peters has
with construction cost
estimating, project sched-
uling and cost benefit
Russell Yaffee, P.E.,
PTOE, is a Traffic
Engineer with 17 years of
experience in traffic
impact studies, pavement
marking design, parking
lot layout and design; and
extensive expertise in
traffic signal design
intersection design and
geometric design, intelli-
gent transportation sys-
tems, and project and
ment. Mr. Yaffee is a
member of the National
Committee on Uniform
Traffic Control Devices
(NCUTCD, a registered
Professional Engineer in
six states, and a 1991
Tulane University gradu-
ate with a B.S. in Civil
As a DBE
with offices at Beaver
Street Enterprise Center,
Peters & Yaffee will have
access to prime and sub-
on city, state and federal-
ly funded projects seek-
ing minority business
participation. Both family
men with young children,
the entrepreneurial engi-
neers are excited about
the advantages inherent
in launching their new
firm at Florida's only
core-city business incu-
bator. "We've heard that
85% of start-up business-
es in incubators achieve
success," said Peters.
'When we decided to set
our own destiny in this
community, all roads led
us straight to Beaver
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Savage, Placing South Auckland
By Rych McCain
Photo: Dawn Raid
His birth name is
Demetrius Savelio. He
is of Samoan decent
having been born and
reared in South
he has emerged big time
as the rapper SAVAGE!
Having been influenced
by the hip-hop artists
and sounds from the
U.S.; Savage honed his
rap skillz doing talent
shows, clubs and any
place that was happen-
ing for hip-hop. He was
a member of the rap
formed in 1997 and two
years later was signed to
the New Zealand hip
hop label Dawn Raid
with the single "Fallen
Angeles" debuted at #2
By Rych McCain
Our blues partner
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Beginning in the
fall of 2009, "The
Tyra Banks Show"
will move to The CW
on weekday afternoon.
This will be Tyra's 5th
season. Teen acting
sensation Ke Ke
Palmer is burning up
the ratings for her new
show on the
titled "True Jackson
The Reader; The
Weinstein Company, A
Production, a GmbH
Kate Winslet, Ralph
Fiennes, David Kross,
Lena Olin and Bruno
Ganz. Directed by
on the RIANZ New
Zealand Top 40 Chart.
This lead to Savage
working in a solo capac-
ity with U.S. producers
Mareko, Nate D of
R.E.S., Adeaze Alvante
AKA Beatkamp, and
Atlanta's own Sol
Messiah who all flew
out to Auckland, New
Zealand to produce.
Savage soon hooked
up with Akon on a remix
of his U.S. top 10 hit
"Locked Up." He also
placed the hit song
"Swing" on the sound-
track that can be heard
in the 2007 smash hit
"Knocked Up" during
the club scene. Savage's
new CD album Savage
Island on the Dawn Raid
Republic label is due out
December 23. We were
lucky enough to catch
up with the man via his
publicist Nancy "Boss
Screenplay by David
Hare based on the
book The Reader by
Produced by Anthony
To begin, our con-
dolences to the cast,
crew and families of
two of this film's pro-
ducers i.e., Anthony
Minghella and Sydney
Pollack. Both died
within three months of
each other before this
film was completed
and readied for
release. The setting is
post World War II
Germany. A high
school teen boy
(Kross the teen ver-
sion) takes ill on a
street car and he gets
off to vomit. It is rain-
ing and he is wet and
cold. A strange lady
(Winslet) stops to help
him and sees that he
gets home. It turns out
that he had scarlet
fever. He later returns
to thank her some
three months later
after he is well. Even
though she is twice his
age they began a tor-
rid sexual love affair
and he reads books to
her. They soon part
but years later he
(Fiennes the older ver-
sion) discovers her
again on trial for Nazi
crimes. For those who
love pure drama and
classical acting mixed
with European history,
this film will delight
you and it may be up
Lady" Byron of
O.G.P.R. while he was
shooting a video in
California. How did the
hip hop scene develop
in New Zealand?
Savage responds, "Man
the hip hop scene in
New Zealand has been
bubbling for the last
twenty years like the
local scenes. New
Zealand is one of those
first countries outside of
the U.S. to break hip-
hop and urban records.
In the last ten years,
we've been charting the
top ten charts over
there, so we have our
own little movement
How current are the
tunes that get to New
Zealand? Savage chuck-
les a bit saying, "To be
honest, there have been
a few times when I have
gone back to the States
where I hear songs that I
for an Oscar or two.
Knights. Starring Ray
West, Julie Benz,
Colin Salmon, Doug
Mihok and Wayne
Written by Kick
Santora, Art Marcum
and Matt Holloway.
Based on Marvel's
Punisher Comic Book
Series. Produced by
Gale Anne Hurd.
Well, so much for
the stereotype that
women can't produce
and direct violent,
action films. Gale
Anne Hurd as produc-
er and Lexi Alexander
as the director kick
ass with a capital "A"
on this one. Fans of
the Marvel comic
book "Punisher" will
not be disappointed.
The action is plentiful
with a solid story line.
It does get a wee bit
bloody and many bod-
ies fall in a hail of
gunfire but action fans
should get completely
off on this one!
Hit me up at feed-
So da aiki
(Love and work)
haven't even heard
yet. Like I said,
urban is one of the most
popular music in New
Zealand other than
rock." When one looks
at the demographics and
racial composition of
New Zealand's capital
city of Auckland, how
does that play into the
dynamics of the music
scene? Savage relates,
"New Zealand is a small
county with a popula-
tion of something like
five to six million peo-
ple. One area that I was
born and reared in is
South Auckland which
is the biggest city. There
are about three hundred
thousand Samoans there
and it is like the capitol
of Polynesia. In New
Zealand, we are sort of
like the trend setters so
everything that we do
kind of reflects on what
everybody else does. In
the hip-hop scene, the
major dudes that are in
it doing it are Pacific
Islanders so we just all
stick together and work
shoulders and bare
doing music together
trying to achieve the
Savage is set to pro-
mote his new album but
is also open to opportu-
nities in other areas that
are now becoming avail-
able to him such as
movie roles and product
reflects, "Of course, I'm
here to do whatever
man. Once you achieve
one goal it's all about
setting your next goal
and achieving that goal.'
Savage is also careful
about falling into traps
that can ruin his career
in which so many other
rappers fall pray. He
stresses, "I may be new
in the U.S. as a fresh
new face, but back in
New Zealand, Australia,
Hemisphere and the
Pacific, I've been a vet-
eran for many years. So
I have too much to lose.
I think twice on every-
thing I do. When I act on
things, I always think of
what the reaction is
going to be."
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The mandatory JSEB / MBE Participation Goal established for this project is 0%.
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large number of citizens shooting each other, it is imperative that the citizens, the
police force, the state attorney, the school board and the leadership organizations get
together so that they can change the present criminal climate.
The meeting was attended by State Attorney Angela Corley, City Councilman Clay
Yarborough, Pastor Samson, President of the Florida Baptist Conference, Eddie
Staton, National President of MAD DADS, and Superintendent Ed Pratt. All felt
that the meeting was a step forward.
Mr. Staton said that he could not understand why the Sheriff's office was opposed
to a citizen's review board. He felt that such a board would provide the bridge need-
ed for the community and public officials to learn to trust each other and encourage
the citizens to do the same.
The NAACP said that they will still ask the Justice Department to investigate the
police shootings and will ask the U. S. Attorney and the State Attorney to exercise
their authority and oversee police shootings and police conduct.
It has also been suggested that the City of Jacksonville form a Citizen Police
Academy such as the one in Jacksonville Beach where they can receive answers and
the knowledge to help.
There have been reports from the community about actions taken by members of
JSO that were not in keeping with the understanding of how officers should act.
Many citizens, when questioned, said they are concerned with police shootings but
they are equally concern with the minds of the young and the gun stores. A recent
report said that the bulk of illegal guns that are shipped across state lines for use in
crimes are done so through ten states. These states are Georgia, Florida, Texas,
Virginia, California, Ohio, North Carolina, Indiana, Pennsylvania and Alabama.
The Jacksonville Jaguars announced a freeze on ticket
prices for the 2009 season. The Jags said this decision is
based upon the suffering economy.
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of the Year by
Chris Brown has been
named Billboard's top
artist for 2008. Brown
said he was totally sur-
prised. The 18-year-old
said that he is not used to
all the accolades. "I've
had a good year but I still
feel like a little insecure
in those parts. I'm like
"There's little of me get-
ting an award that's
incredible," he said.
The other four artist of
the top five are Lil
Wayne, Rihanna, Alecia
Keys and Taylor Swift.
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The fall of the auto industry would be a disaster for
the United States. Majority Leader Harry Reid said
he hopes that President Bush will tap the $700 billion
Wall Street bailout fund as an emergency aid to the
auto industry. The president has already said that in
this weak economy, the country cannot afford for the
automakers to collapse. There is much at stake.
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help of media, businessmen with ties to Congressman
Jackson and Gov. Blagojevich did discussed raising
$1 million for the governor to persuade him to support
Jackson to fill the vacant U. S. Senate seat. However,
the Congressman said he is not aware of any of this
and no one has discussed such a matter with him. He
did, however, voice to the businessman, Raghuveer
Nayak, that he is interested in filling that position.
The matter of mohey to help him reach that goal, was
never brought up.
President-elect Obama said that neither he or staff
are aware of anything regarding these issues.
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Mount Sinai Missionary Baptist Church 10t
Church celebrated their 00 i( 1'. .'
100th Church I.t I. ii.. .
Anniversary December 0-lh '. s ".' -". l I
5, 2008. Senior Pastor,
Rev. R. L. Gundy, along
with the congregation
honored district of the
year members, district
leaders, district members
for youth ministry, dea-
cons and more. MSMBC Deacon Joe Bailey, Sister Evelyn MSMBC Sister Virginia Crimes, Deacon
MSMBC Pastor H. T Rhim PastorofSt. Jose son of Kimbrough, Deacon Alvin Buckman Distrct 8 Corneilous Shields and Pastor R. L. Gundy -
Following the cele- MounMC Pastor H. T Rhim Pastor of S. Joseph and son of Member ofsthe Year. District 7 Member of the Year
Mount Sinai Missionary Baptist Church and his wife Sister
bration was a former din- Rhim, Sister Wallette Gundy and Pastor R. L. Gundy of Mount -
Sinai Misionary Baptist Church. Y i
ner where everyone sat
and ate and enjoyed 0.. s\OIfp.,rr. ji OOl ",,
entertainment. Part of the' 100h)' r "\'il" '- -e
entertainment was with 0--- ,- 1U0h 2 n ~ -
the Macalah Dance H, taIt I
Group who performed an i I.
exciting praise dance.
This was an exciting
night for Rev. Gundy and
his church. They look -
forward to many more
exciting and rewarding
years. MSMBC Deacon Joe Bailey, Bro Jessie Wilcox, MSMBC Dea James Gordon, Miss. Kimberlee Young, ...
Deacon Alvin Buckman, and astor . un y Dea.
Leroy Burroughs representing District Lea
standing in for wife Rosa Wilcox, the winner,
MSMBC Deacon Gordon Chair of Banquet an st
Ldr for 9, Sister Sandra Thompson Dist Member of
the Year, and Pastor R. L. Gundy.
MSMBC Dea. James Gordon, Sis. Velinda Sturgis, Dea. Timothy
MMBC De n James Grdn ir Willie Mae McCra Jones District 5 Leader and Sis. Mary Kimbrough. The ladies are
MSMBC Deacon James Gord Don, Sister Willie WiMcCra, co-winers of the District Members ofthe Yearfor District 5.
Deacon Leonard Wilcox and Deaconess Catherine Wilcox, The
ladies are co-winners of the District Members of the Year award
for District 6. .l1 A'I pN Y
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ISMBC Deacon James Gordon, Deacon Ernest Johnson Dist 10
Ldr, Sister Ceola West Dist Member of the Year, Deacon Dewitt
Cooper Dist Ldr 10 and Pastor R. L. Gundy.
MSMBC Dea James Gordon, Sis Virginia Daise
Winner for District 3 Member of the Year, Deacon
Leroy Buroughs District Leader and Pastor R. L.
MSMBC Minister of Music for Life Sister
Esther Lane Bryant (Daughter of former
Pastor of Mount Sinai B. J. Lane-deceased)
to her left is Deacon James Gordon and to
her right Pastor R. L. Gundy. She has served
fait fully for 47 years.
Gretta McBride, Destinee McBride, Koria Boggs, Jonelle
McDougl, Chelsea Wright, Gladys McDougl, Briana
Robinson, Macalah Dance Group.
Antonio Howard, Willie M. McGray,
MSMBC Deacon James Gordon, Sis. Voncile and Daa'iyah McCray.
Smith, Deacon Ronald Smith District 2 Leader and
Pastor R. L. Gundy.
MSMBC Willing Workers hinitstri, of t0ie rear '-i id 1. ...7 I
Pastoral Care Ministry Left to Right Miniister Lisa" W'- "-"
Lipsey, Sister Helen Mathis, Leola Meyers, Ethel Woods, Linda malpress, Juanita Priester, Henry i ermell White, Cheryl Lance, Raymond
Gainer-One of three mothers of the church, Sister Cue, Charlotte Cue, Patricia Greene, Annie MaIe Lance, Rosa Brown.
Ceola West, and Sister Alice Melton. Cooper, Dewitt Cooper, Esther Bryant.
MSMBC 5 District of the Year District 3; Left to Right; Bro
Ralph Greene, Patricia Greene, Sister Elois Burroughs,
Sister Ethel Gainer, Dea. Leroy Burroughs District Leader,
Sister Alice Melton, Sister M. Mullins and Sister Virginia.
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Ask Deanna! Is an advice column known for its By Ulysses W. Watkins, Jr., M.D.
fearless approach to reality-based subjects!
tDearDeanna! HAY FEVER
I work two jobs because my wife got laid off. She's never satisfied (Allergic Rhinitis)
and when I think about it, I'm breaking my neck and she spends GENERAL INFORMATION
money left and right. I don't have a problem with this, but if she DEFINITION: An allergic response to airborne allergens that
wants to have her glamorous lifestyle, she needs to get a job. When affects the eyes and upper respiratory tract.
I approach her, she claims she can't find work but she's not looking. BODY PARTS INVOLVED: Nose, eyes, sinuses, and lungs.
I'm tired and want to rest but also want to keep my wife happy but don't know how. SEX OR AGE MOST AFFECTED: Both sexes; all ages.
Joel Omaha, NE SIGNS & SYMPTOMS
*Itching, watery eyes *Frequent sneezing; stuffy nose with a clear discharge.
*Itching in the roof of the mouth *Wheezing (sometimes).
Dear Joel: CAUSES An allergic sensitivity to airborne allergens such as:
Shut her down, close your wallet and take the credit cards immediately. If your wife won't *Pollen from weeds, flowers, grasses and trees *Mold *Dust *Mites
work, then you need to make her an item on the budget and give her a monthly allowance. *Tobacco smoke and other air pollutants.
Once her money runs out, then oh well, she's stuck until the next cycle or until she gets a RISK INCREASES WITH:
job. This may not make your wife happy but at least you'll still be around to see her. *Medical history of allergic reactions, such as eczema or asthma.
Dear Deanna! *Spring and autumn. Most plants produce pollen during these seasons.
My husband is addicted to internet pornography. I feel very insulted because it's rude and HOW TO PREVENT
1- *Change furnace or air-conditioner filters often.
disrespectful. We've argued often because I've asked him to entertain himself with the co- change furnace or air-conditioner filters often.
SA*Wear a filter face mask during exposure to allergens.
puter when I'm not around. He will access things on the screen while I'm in the room and*ear a filter face mask during exposure to allergens.
puter when I'm not around. He will access things on the screen while Im in the room and *Install an air-purification unit in your home's heating and air-conditioning system.
I can't take it. The cost and charges on our credit cards and bank account is another story. WHAT TO EXPECT
What do I do before this ruins my marriage which I see happening? APPROPRIATE HEALTH CARE
Insulted Wife On-Line Reader *Self-care.
Dear Insulted: DIAGNOSTIC MEASURES
You can solve this problem in five minutes and never leave your home. Call your telephone *Your own observation of systems.
company and have your telephone service disconnected because without phone service, *Medical history and physical exam by a doctor.
your husband can't access the internet. Be sure to have a cell phone handy and prepare for *Laboratoy tests such as blood count and allergy skin test.
the storm. Take this opportunity to suggest counseling and if the phones come back on, your POSSIBE
*Sleeping difficulty and chronic fatigue.
husband has to choose between you or the cyber chicks. *Sinus infection.
************************* PROBABLE OUTCOME Symptoms can be controlled with treatment.
Dear Deanna! HOW TO TREAT
I made the mistake and tried to help a friend that got evicted'from her apartment. She has GENERAL MEASURES Eliminate as many allergens in your environment as possible.
three children and I feel as if I'm living in a tornado. These kids have no home training, con- Prepare your bedroom as follows:
stantly spill food and are always dirty. I'm really losing my mind because you would think *Empty the room of furniture, rugs or carpet, and drapes or curtains.
they were deaf the way the television is on full blast. The way my home looks and the stress *Clean the walls, woodwork and floors with a damp cloth or mop. Wax the floor.
I feel makes me willing to lose the friendship if I kick her out. What do I do? *Take the mattress and box springs outside and vacuum or clean them.
Anonymous Jacksonville, FL *Cover the box springs, mattress and pillows with plastic covers.
*Use only rugs that can be washed once a week.
S*Use bedclothes that can be washed often, such as cotton sheets, washable mattress pads
Dear Anonymous: and synthetic fiber blankets. Don't use chenille bedspreads, quilts or comforters.
There may be more to the story of why she got evicted in the first place. If you value your*Use wood or plastic chairs. Don't use stuffed chairs.
sanity and possessions, help her plan her next move. Be mature and have a discussion with- *Use plastic curtains, if possible. Dust them daily.
out placing the blame on the children and express your desire to reclaim your space. Have *Use vacuum cleaner, damp rags, and a damp or oiled mop to clean the bedroom
a few applications available and some cash to speed the process. This approach should save thoroughly, once a week.
your friendship and also get the tiny terrors out the door quick, fast and in a hurry. *Keep windows and doors closed as much as possible.
I1 *Don't handle objects that are very dusty, such as books or stored clothing.
Ask Deanna is written.by Deanna M. Write Ask Deanna! Deanna M, 264 S La Cienega, Suite 1283, *Don't keep stuffed animals or toys in the house.
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SOUTHEASTERN AZUSA REVIVAL CONFERENCE "Reignite the Fire"
-A wonderful and glorious time in the present of the Lord as the Sprit of the Living
God is being continually poured out upon his people. AZUSA Revival now over
fifty days here in Jacksonville, FL. The United Church In Christ located at 2050
Emerson St., Jacksonville, FL, and our presiding Bishop W. A. Andrews are excit-
ed and honored to be the host church for the 2008 Southeastern AZUSA Revival
Conference and invite you to come and witness and experience a great outpouring
of God's anointing Friday, December 19th at 7:30 p.m. For more information, call
Lady Faustina Andrews at (904) 284-0206.
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 communitiesthrough education,not more incarcer-
ation'. Visit our website: www.jaxloc.com for more information, or contact us at
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.
CHRISTMAS FOR KIDS TOUR BUS SHOW 2008 -The exciting Christmas for
Kids annual event will be held on Monday, December 15th from 5:00 PM to 9:00
PM at the Wal-Mart in Hendersonville. For a small donation, fans will be able to
tour about 50 buses, sent from all over the country by their favorite country music
artists and other celebrities. Each year, various artists have come out to the event
to sign autographs and meet the fans. This year over 30 artists are participating
including The Grascals, Buddy Jewell, Bo Bice, Darryl Worley, The Roys, Chris
Young, Jason Meadows, Jeff Bates, Larry Bagby and TG Sheppard, and more. The
Christmas For Kids Organization has been in existence for over twenty years pro-
viding special children the opportunity to celebrate the holiday season. Each year,
the organization brings the spirit of Christmas to hundreds of children throughout
Middle Tennessee allowing them to participate in festive activities organized
specifically for them. Events such as the Bus Tour raise money and allow folks to
visit the home-away-from-homes of more than fifty stars and celebrities. All of the
proceeds from the Bus Tour and the benefit concert, which was sold out this past
November at The Ryman Auditorium, is used to escort 400 children from 25 dif-
ferent schools for a day-long excursion. The day consists of a chauffeured trip from
their school aboard a luxury tour bus to a local Wal-Mart where they are accompa-
nied by a volunteer to participate in their own Christmas shopping spree. On the
return trip home, the children will participate in a Christmas carol sing-along.
BORN TO DIE...A CHRISTMAS CUNTATA by Glenn Burleigh performed
by The FCCJ Downtown Campus. Sunday, December 14, 2008 at 4:00 p.m. at the
New Fountain Chapel AME Church, located at 737 Jesse St., Jacksonville, FL.
Open to the public. Call (904) 358-2258
Cut your holiday gift costs
By Jason Alderman
One interesting albeit non-scientific way to gauge someone's comfort level with the state
of the economy is to ask how much they plan to spend on holiday gifts. In good times, people tend
to spend more generously; during rough periods, they scale back.
Those trends were bome out in a recent consumer survey conducted by Visa Inc., which found
that shoppers plan to spend an average of $934 on gifts this holiday season, down about 11 per-
cent from last year's $1,051 average. That jibes with bleak industry forecasts for the upcoming
If you're among those looking for ways to manage your holiday spending while still finding
meaningful gifts for your loved ones, read on:
First, consider your overall finances. Before spending a dime on gifts, step back and calculate
how much you can afford as a portion of your overall budget Consider questions such as:
Are your savings sufficient to cover expenses for a few months if you or your spouse
should get laid off or have unexpected medical expenses?
Would you be able to pay off all gifts within a couple ofmonths?
Are you alreadystruggling to pay your monthly bills?
Would you need to suspend retirement savings contributions in order to buy gifts?
If you answered "no" to either of the first two questions or "yes" to the others, this probably
isn't a good year for extravagant spending.
Make a list. Once you decide how much you can comfortably afford to spend on gifts over-
all, list all the people you need to shop for, including a few gift alternatives and their costs for
each person. I call these 'micro budgets.' Remember, if you overspend on one present you'll need
to make up for it somewhere else to balance out
Comparison shop. Retailers are likely to offer deep discounts to lure wary shoppers, so check
newspaper ads and store websites frequently for sales and coupons. Comparison shopping web-
sites like www.shopping.com, www.shopping.yahoo.com and www.pricegrabber.com are also
good resources plus, they may provide good gift ideas for hard-to-shop-for individuals.
Online coupons. When shopping online, look for the "coupon code" box at checkout.
Numerous shopping websites post coupon codes (as well as printable hard-copy coupons) for hun-
dreds of online and in-store retailers. By quickly searching a few such sites (including
www.mybargainbuddy.com, www.dealcoupon.com, www.currentcodes.com
and www.couponhutcom), you might find significant discounts on items you're about to buy.
Cash in frequent flyer miles. One good way to use up your airline miles before they expire is
to redeem them for cash or merchandise. Check out your airline's miles program website for
details you might just find an appropriate gift for someone on your list.
Credit card rewards. Similarly, if you're amassing reward points through your credit card,
check out its online merchandise catalog or consider cashing out the points for cash or gift certifi-
If you need help creating a holiday budget, visit Visa's free personal financial management
site, Practical Money Skills for Life, www.practicalmoneyskills.com/holiday) where you'll find
easy-to-follow budgeting, holiday entertaining and travel planning tips as well as interactive cal-
culators to track your spending.
And finally, have heart-to-heart discussions with family and friends. They're probably just as
conceded about overspending. In fact, maybe this is a good year to exchange charitable contribu-
tions in each others' behalf to show how thankful you are for what you've got.
Jason Alderman directs Visa's financial education programs. To sign up for a free monthly
personal finance e-Newsletter, go to www.practicalmoneyskills.com/newsletter.
DECEMBER 13, 2008.
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From Actual Police Reports
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VIOLATION OF INJUNCTION AND
REPEATED VIOLENCE -An officer was dis-
0 ItI'iD patched to the 6000 block of Kinnon Drive
regarding the suspect violating an injunction for
protection. When the officer arrived, the suspect
was in the front yard. When asked who called
the police, he stated, "Yeah I called, I need to go
to jail. I'm violating an injunction." The victim
approached the officer with her three children
J8 and advised him that she and the suspect were
/ 1 married but separated, pending a divorce. She
/0 confirmed the injunction and stated that when
she arrived home, she observed the suspect's
OFFICER truck and saw through the rear window that her
-house was in disarray. The suspect said, "I'm an
idiot. I did something stupid. I just vandalized
my own house." The officer went into the house
and discovered extreme damage to the interior of the house and the front burglar bar.
The suspect had smashed the large fish tank and water was running all over the floor,
leaving the fish exposed; he had smashed the microwave, the big screen TV, bed,
headboard, master bedroom and had left the water running in an attempt to flood the
house. The damage made the house uninhabitable. The officer turned off the water
to prevent further damage, had the victim to fill out paper work and arrested the sus-
pect. UNLAWFUL USE OF ID -The officer
observed two women engaging in a dispute in
the 2000 block of Yulee Street. He separated
the women and questioned why they were,
having this dispute. One of the women pre-
sented a driver's license that did not match
her face. When questioned about the differ-
ence in look, the suspect stated that she was
the person on the license. The officer ran a
check and found that the suspect matched wp
another female that had three outstanding
warrants. The face of the person with the
warrants also matched the suspect that was
talking with the officer. The suspect was then fingerprinted and it was discovered
that her fingerprints matched the fingerprints of the person with the outstanding war-
rants also. ID & records confirmed that the suspect was in fact the person with the
warrant, not the person she claimed to be. Had the suspect successfully used the vic-
tim's ID, the victim would have been listed erroneously as the second suspect in the
dispute originally observed which would have resulted in an adverse affect of the
real owner. The suspect was read her rights and arrested.
(Mar. 21-April 20)
You should put your
efforts into creative projects.
Be careful not to reveal private
information. Direct your ener-
gy wisely. Changes in your
home may be alarming at
first.Your lucky day this week
will be Monday,
(Apr.21- may 21)
Don't be afraid to con-
front situations concerning
loved ones in order to solve any
problems that may exist. You
will have opportunities to
advance, but you may have to
be willing to make some
changes and possibly a residen-
tial move. Think twice before
you volunteer information.
Your lover may be annoyed if
you have been flirtatious or not
attentive to their needs.Your
lucky day this week will be
(May 22-June 21)
Your ability to communi-
cate with ease will win the
hearts of those you are in touch
with this week. Get out and
have some fun. Take a break;
you can finally mend any dis-
putes on the home front. Your
diplomatic approach and rather
outgoing nature will enhance
your reputation and bring you
the support you need.Your
lucky day this week will be
(June 22-July 22)
You will be able to make
changes regarding your living
arrangements. Don't offer to
pay for others. Take your time.
You will be confused about the
intentions of someone you
work with.Your lucky day this
) Your Weekly
SDecember 6, 2008 December 13, 2008
week will be Monday..
(July 23-Aug 22)
Make money using your
ingenuity and creative talent.
Your charm will attract some-
one special. There might be one
who is quite willing to take the
credit for your work. Your
lover may be annoyed if you
have been flirtatious or not
attentive to their needs. Your
lucky day this week will be
(Aug. 23 -Sept. 23)
You can make new
friends and experience new
things if you do a bit of travel-
ing. You can win points with
children if you take the time to
show interest in their accom-
plishments. Don't let your part-
ner get away with spending too
much of your money. It might
be time for you to take a quan-
tum leap from one career to
another. Your lucky day this
week will be Saturday.
(Sept. 24 -Oct. 23)
Don't overindulge in any-
way. You can discuss your find-
ings behind closed doors with
your boss. If you haven't
already, don't be afraid to start
your own small business on the
side. Older relatives may make
unreasonable demands. Your
lucky day this week will be
(Oct. 24 Nov. 22)
Focus your efforts on
your work. You can accomplish
a great deal. Your lover may
disappoint you in such a way
that estrangement will follow.
Focus on forming business
partnerships. Your lucky day
Stage Aurora PRESEN
A gospel song-play by Langston Hughes
December 5-7 & 12-14, 2008
Fri. 8:00 p.m., Sat. 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m., Sun. 3:00 p.m.
Executive Director Darryl Reuben Hall
Directed by Noble Lee Lester
Choreographed by La'Farrah Davis
Langston Hughes's Black Nativity ushers the audience into the Black Church,
where sanctuary is offered and one discovers the wonderful talents of the cast
as actors choir members, dancers and musical performers during this roof-raising
Holiday Celebration about the birth of Christ.
"Lifts the soul and gets the feet tapping"
The Austin Chronicle
Adults $15 advance/S18 at door
Seniors/Youth $10 advance/S13 at door
for tickets call 765-7372 or 765-7373
Gospel World. 300 Dunn Ave. 764-7679
Family Christian Stores, 9310 Arlington Expressway 723-3662
THEATRICAL COMPANY, INC.
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this week will be Monday.
(Nov. 23 -Dec. 21)
Passion is about the best
way for you to relieve tension.
Don't allow colleagues to put
unreasonable pressure on you.
You could be drawn to events
that concern children. Do not
be surprised if your partner
doesn't understand your needs.
Your lucky day this week will
(Dec 22.- Jan. 20)
You may be sensitive
concerning friends and their
situations. Problems with your
partner are apparent.
Misunderstandings could cause
confusion and upset. You will
reap the benefits if you put
money into upgrading your res-
idence. Your lucky day this
week will be Thursday.
(Jan. 21 -Feb. 19)
Your ability to stand out
in a crowd will bring you the
recognition you desire. Your
high energy and discipline will
enable you to complete any
tasks. Try not to overspend on
friends or family. Children or
friends may try to talk you into
lending them money. Your
lucky day this week will be
(Feb. 20-Mar. 20)
You can bet that you'll
draw attention to yourself. Get
back to the comforts of cottage
or home. Try to bend but by no
means should you give in com-
pletely. You may want to look
into warm vacation spots. Your
lucky day this week will be
PAGEY R- THE STRDCMER1.20
Rattlers fall to Wildcats in Tallahassee
Cornhuskers accept invitation to play Tigers
Wildcats freshman point guard C.J. Reedwas named the MEAC "Rookie Of The Week" on
Monday. He scored a game-high 16 points and 3 assists Saturday vs. Florida A & M
University. Reed leads the team in scoring with a 15.4 acoring average and he is the team
assist leader (3.5 game) and leads with 11 three-pointers and 30 free throws made through
eight games. (Florida Star Sports photo courtesy of Bethune-Cookman Sports Information)
By Michael Bonts,
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. Bethune-Cookman led 35-14 at halftime and went on
to record its third straight win with a victory over Florida A&M, the first win since
2004 at FAMU..
"I'm elated with the win," said B-CU Head Coach Clifford Reed Jr. "The first
half our 2-2-1 was effective and everybody was contributing and it was the best half
of basketball we have played to this point. This was a huge win for us to open the
conference 1-0 and win on the road at a tough place to play. It will be great for us
and for the players entering finals this week."
Freshman guard C. J. Reed led all scorers in the game with 16 points and sophomore
co-captain Alexander Starling totaled a game-high 10 rebounds and eight points for
"When you miss a wide-open layup we're starting the game out wrong," said
FAMU coach Eugene Harris said, after dropping his second straight season-opener
in a lopsided loss to B-CU. "Take nothing from Bethune-Cookman; they came in
here and just outplayed us."
Yannick Crowder and Brandon Bryant each scored 11 points for the Rattlers, who
connected on 18 of 46 field goal attempts.
Wildcats' seniors John Holmes (9 points, 6 rebounds) and Tobias Mahone (made 3-
three-pointers in the first half, 9 points) came off the bench to bolster the starting
five (Reed, Starling, Stanley Elliott, Kene Anusionwu, Jerry Jones) as B-CU limit-
ed the Rattlers to 24 percent shooting in the first 20 minutes and mounted the huge
lead at halftime.
"We made a couple adjustments (in our 2-2-1 press) and were better in adjusting
and defending than they were in solving the adjustments and we had guys come in
and pick us up... (Kene) Anusionwu in blocking shots, we had timely shooting and
Tobias Mahone hitting three big threes I was definitely pleased with the first half,"
In the second half, FAMU made a couple runs but got no closer than 13 points.
And it was the final B-CU game at the 63-year old Gaither Center (FAMU will be
playing basketball in a new arena in 2009-2010).
"This was a big game, going into the conference on the road. The seniors made
big plays for us and made shots for us. It is good to be on top in the conference and
going into the new year, conference season (in January) we will have that momen-
tum," Reed said.
B-CU, now 4-4, is on the road next Sunday at St. John's University of the Big
East Conference, 4 p.m., Dec. 14 playing in Queens, N.Y. Also on the East Coast trip
will be a game at Long Island University, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 17 in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Largest early recruiting class ever for Bethune-Cookman
By Michael Bonts,
University Head Baseball
Coach Mervyl Melendez has
announced 13 early signees
to play baseball for the
Wildcats in 2009-2010.
*"We addressed many of
the needs we will have in the
future for our baseball pro-
gram," said Melendez of his
2009-2010 recruiting class.
"This is our biggest recruit-
ing class ever (previous high
was 11 signees). We are very
satisfied with the recruiting
efforts of our coaching staff.
And pleased in the quality of
student-athletes that we
Spencer Johnson a 6-2,
right-handed pitcher out of
Ed White High School and
Paxon's David Lee, an out-
fielder were among the
"Spencer is ranked
among the top 150 Florida
High School prospects
will be able to come out of
the bullpen and give us
some quality innings,"
Others included: Raul
David Rivera: 6-2 195 *
RHP San Juan, PR
/Colegio San Vicente de
Paul, Gabriel Hernandez:
6-0 180 RHP Toa Baja.
PR /PRBAHS, Luis Cintron:
6-0 160 LHP Las Piedras,
PR /Darton College, Julio
Morales: 6-1 170 RHP San
Juan, PR /Wabash Valley
CC, Keith Doby: 6-1 205
RHP Palm Beach Gardens,
FL/ William T. Dwyer High
School, Brandon Turner: 5-9
160 OF/LHP Deland, FL/
Deland High School,
Joseph Sharkey: 5-10 180
C/RHP Royal Palm Beach,
FL/ Royal Palm Beach High
School, DJ Leonard: 5-11
180 OF Wellington, FL/
Palm Beach Community
College, Ozzie Perez: 5-9
155 MIF Baja, PR/ Las
Cumbres School, Juan
Perez: 5-11 190 RHP/3B
Orlando, FL/ Central
Florida Community College
and Jordan Dailey: 6-0 160
RHP Orlando, FL/Cypress
Creek High School.
Nebraska quarterback Joe Ganz will lead the Cornhuskers into the Gator Bowl against
Clemson (Florida Star photo courtesy of NU Media Relations)
By Michael Bonts,
The Gator Bowl offi-
cially selected Nebraska
to participate in its game
on Jan. 1 at Jacksonville
"We are excited about
having a chance to play
on New Year's Day in a
game like the Gator
Bowl," Nebraska Head
Coach Bo Pelini said. "We
are excited about how far
we have come as a foot-
ball team and this is a
The 8-4 Cornhuskers,
winners of five of their
final six games, will take
on Atlantic Coast
tive Clemson. Like
Nebraska, the 7-5 Tigers
finished strong, winning
four of their final five
games, including victories
over Duke, Virginia and
South Carolina to close
The meeting will be
the second all-time
between Nebraska and
Clemson. The first meet-
ing took place in the 1982
Orange Bowl with
Clemson posting a 22-15
victory to cap an unde-
feated season and win the
Clemson are truly among
the greatest of football tra-
ditions in the nation. The
Cornhuskers and Tigers
have had exciting sea-
sons and we are looking
forward to a truly great
Bowl match up in
Jacksonville on New
Year's Day," said Brian
Goin, chairman of the
Gator Bowl Association.
This will mark
Nebraska's first-ever trip
to the Konica Minolta
Gator Bowl, the 14th dif-
ferent bowl game in which
Nebraska has participat-
ed. This year's bowl
Nebraska's 45th all-time
bowl appearance, the fifth
highest total nationally.
The Gator Bowl will also
mark Nebraska's 32nd
bowl game on or after
New Year's Day.
The appearance in the
game will also mark the
18th Nebraska bowl game
in Florida, including 16
Orange Bowls and one
appearance in the Florida
Citrus Bowl. However, this
is the first trip to Florida
for a bowl game for the
Huskers since the 1998
Orange Bowl, when
Nebraska captured its fifth
with a victory over
Nebraska stood 3-3 at
mid-season, but won five
of its final six games with
its only loss in that stretch
coming at the hands of
Big 12 Champion
capped the regular sea-
son with three straight vic-
tories for the first time
since 1999. A victory in
the Gator Bowl would give
Nebraska just its second
nine-win season since
2003, but the 43rd overall
nine-win campaign in
Clemson boasts one
of the nation's top defens-
es entering the Gator
Bowl. The Tigers rank
17th nationally in total
defense, allowing just
294.8 yards per game and
are 10th in passing yards
allowed at 167.3 yards
per game. Clemson has
allowed just 16.6 points
per game to rank 10th
nationally, and has limited
six opponents to 14 points
or less including each of
the final three games of
the season. The Tigers
are coached by Dabo
Swinney who served as
the interim coach for the
final six games of the sea-
son, before being named
head coach last week.
The game will kick off
at 1 p.m. EST on New
Year's Day, and will be tel-
evised nationally on CBS.
Players Visit Children At Florida Hospital
S-By Michael Bonts,
"' a* Sports Writer
Jamal Willis wasn't too excited
to learn that his 14-day stay al
Disney's Children's Hospital al
Florida Hospital would most
i likely include Christmas Day.
,iit , Willis, who is battling cystic
Fibrosis, had come down with a
case of pneumonia. He was
Dwight jokes with 11-year-old Jamal Willis during a visit to the tired and slouched in a wheel-
hospital. (Florida Star sports photo courtesy of Orlando Magic) chair when Howard stepped off
the elevator onto the sixth floor.
Upon hearing Howard's voice, the fifth grader was suddenly filled with excitement
and nearly leaped out of his chair.
"What's up big homee" was Howard's greeting to Willis, who was one of numerous
children awaiting the Olympian's arrival.
In an instant, Jamal's mood was exponentially elevated. Any hint of discomfort was
wiped away by his gleaming smile.
"It was so cool, it was awesome," said an ecstatic Willis of meeting Howard, who
donned a blue Santa hat and had even "borrowed" a stethoscope from a doctor on the
elevator ride up to the children's floor. "Dwight is my favorite player and I watch the
Magic on TV at night."
The 4-foot-1-inch fifth grader proceeded to lead the 6-foot-11-inch Hord around to
meet the other children on the floor, who became visibly elated as the Magic's All-Star
center took time to pass out gifts and sign autographs for all who requested.
"It's just a blessing," said Jamal's mother, Tonya Willis. "I'm just glad the players
had time to come out and give the kids some love."Howard. along with teammates
Keith Bogans and J.J. Redick, spent their afternoon visiting children at the hospital
"Whenever I get a chance to do something like this, I run to it," said Howard. "It means
more to me than anything to see the kids smile, and touch their life."
DECEMBER 13, 2008
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SThe FL/GA Star
I IA SPECIAL MAN IN A SPECIAL TIME
CHICAGO President-elect Barrack Obama and his
wife took their daughters to work at a food bank on the
day before Thanksgiving, saying they wanted to show
the girls the meaning of the holiday, especially when
so many people are struggling.
The Obama family's activities in the courtyard quickly
drew the attention of schoolchildren whose windows
overlooked the courtyard. They put up a sign against the
glass that read: "We love our prez" and screamed when
the president-elect waved to them.
Obama then turned to his wife and suggested they go
visit the kids. Secret Service agents, looking surprised,
disappeared inside the building to accommodate his
request. Minutes later, hundreds of children were brought
down to the school auditorium, and Obama hoped
onstage as they screamed and cheered.
Sasha wore a pink stocking hat over her pigtails and
Malia had on a purple striped hat as the family hand-
ed out wrapped chickens to the needy in the chilly
outdoor courtyard. Those seeking food on
Wednesday at St. Columbanus also received boxes
with potatoes, oranges, fresh bread, peanut butter,
canned goods, oatmeal, spaghetti and coffee.
The president-elect, dressed casually in a leather
jacket, black scarf and khaki pants, was in a jovial
mood, calling out "happy thanksgiving" and telling
everyone "you can call me Barack." He told reporters
that he wants the girls "to learn the importance of how
fortunate they are, and to make sure they're giving
back." The soon-to-be first lady said the Obamas
wanted to give their children "an understanding of
what giving and Thanksgiving is all about."
"I just wanted to come by and wish everybody a happy
Thanksgiving," he said. He then asked the children what
they would be eating for Thanksgiving dinner.
Ten-year-old Malia and 7-year-old Sasha joined their
parents to shake hands and give holiday wishes to
hundreds of people who had been lined up for hours
at the food bank on Chicago 's south side.
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with grooming or hostility. Also ask yourself, is your child doing well in
school, getting along with friends, taking part in sports or other activi-
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Changes in friends
Negative changes in schoolwork, missing school, or declining
Increased secrecy about possessions or activities
Use of incense, room deodorant, or perfume to hide smoke or
Subtle changes in conversations with friends, e.g. more secre-
tive, using "coded" language
Change in clothing choices: new fascination with clothes that
highlight drug use
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Evidence of drug paraphernalia such as pipes, r o 11in gpa -
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polish, correction fluid, common household products); Rags
and paper bags are sometimes used as accessories Bottles of
eye drops, which may be used to mask bloodshot
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New use of mouthwash or breath mints to cover up the smell
Missing prescription drugs-especially narcotics and mood-
These changes often signal that something harmful is going on-and
often that involves alcohol or drugs. You may want to take your
child to the doctor and ask him or her about screening your child for
drugs and alcohol. This may involve the health professional asking
your child a simple question, or it may involve a urine or blood drug
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