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Florida star
Uniform Title:
Florida star (Jacksonville, Fla.)
Alternate Title:
Florida star news
Physical Description:
v. : ill. ; 58 cm.
Florida star (Jacksonville, Fla.)
The Florida Star Pub. Co.,
The Florida Star Pub. Co.
Place of Publication:
Jacksonville, Fla.
Jacksonville, Fla
Publication Date:


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African Americans -- Newspapers -- Florida   ( lcsh )
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newspaper   ( marcgt )
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Spatial Coverage:
United States of America -- Florida -- Duval -- Jacksonville


Additional Physical Form:
Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation:
Vol. 12, no. 13 i.e. 39 (Jan. 6, 1962)-
General Note:
"Florida's statewide black weekly."
General Note:
Publisher: Eric O. Simpson, Feb. 14, 1981-

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University of Florida
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University of Florida
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All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
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Eight Arrested for Murder

of Parents of 17 Children
Killers Practice Did Not Make it a Perfect Crime
Leonard P.
S- Gonzalez
Jr., L. P.
Sr., Wayne
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A 16-year- and
Sold, whose Pamela L.
name and Wiggins.
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not be Gary L.
shown. Su,mer Jr.,
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Thorton Jr., and Donnie R. Stallworth. Not shown is a 16-year-old male.

The suspects in the shooting death of Byrd and Melanie Billings
near Pensacola, Florida trained for at least one month on how they
would handle the robbery of the couple who owned several local
businesses, including a finance com- Eight Continued on A-7

Help JSO

Get Killer

of Teen

January 9, 2009
Since the body of Bilaal
"Blair" Shaw was found
at 5:18 a.m. by people
who walked to the bus
stop, a search has been on
by the Jacksonville
Sheriff's Office to locate
the killer. Blair was 19
years of age and was
waiting for the bus to get
to First Coast High
School where he was a
student. They have had
very few leads on this
murder. The shooting
occurred on January 9,
2009 and the family is
suffering. Give your sup-
port. Call (904) 630-
0500 with any confiden-
tial information.
Woman Killed at New
Kings & Edgewood
An 18-year-old female
was shot to death
Thursday, July 16 while
sitting in a car at the inter-
section of New Kings
Road and Edgewood
Avenue at a gas station. It
is understood that tile
female was not in tile car
alone and she was not the
A family member identi-
fled the female but such is
not available to the public
yet. Please call
Crimestoppers at I-s66-
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Teen's Flight Made American His

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It was not -2
A, Kimberly Anyadikl s, to get
Sat into the record books as the
St youngest African American
l female to pilot an airplane
.. ~transcontinentally, but she did
make such happen.
Kimberly left Compton Airport
on June 29, accompanied in the
single-engine craft by Tuskegee
Airman Levi Thornhill and
safety pilot Ronell Norman.
The 15-year-old, who doesn't
have a drivers license yet,
Kimberly Anyadike, 15, stands with retired Major Levi Thomhill, 87, who have a drivers license yet,
was a member of the Tuskegee Airmen. He travelled with the teenage pilot, learned to fly a plane and a hel-
icopter when she was 12-years-
old at the Compton-based Tomorrow's Aeronautical Museum. The museum offers aviation lessons to
at-risk youth and economically disadvantaged students through an after-
school program. The organization owns the plane Kimberly flew. Teen's Continued A-7

HUD Has Over 10,000 Homes

For Homeless Veterans
HUD announced Wednesday that 10,290 vouchers will
be given to local public housing authorities across the
country to provide permanent supportive housing for
homeless veterans.
"Numerous men and women voluntarily leave their fam-
ilies and put their lives on the line to ensure that we, their
fellow Americans, live safely in our homes," said Shaun
Donovan, secretary of HUD. He said these vouchers will
offer veterans a permanent home and critically needed
supportive services to those who have served in the mili- Shaun Donovan,
tary. For a local breakdown of the rental vouchers, visit HUD Secretary
HUD's website-www.hud.gov.
Wal Mart Settles With Black Truck Drivers
U. S. District Judge William Wilson Jr.
'. -' .. -' signed an order in Little Rock, Arkansas
,. ,, ,., ., approving the $17.5 million settlement of a
discrimination lawsuit that accused Wal-Mart
of not hiring black truck drivers. Such a settlement will make it not so easy
for Wal Mart to turn down black drivers.
It is understood that members in the class applied to drive for Wal-Mart
between 2001 and 2008 and was disproportionally turned down. There were
4,500 plaintiffs. The company agreed to place greater effort into minority
recruitment and shall target outlets that reach more African Americans when
advertising for jobs.

Florida & Georgia Residents to Share in

the $5.99 Million from DISH Network

Florida's Attorney General announced Thursday that Florida will join 45
other states, including Georgia, for the nearly $6 million settlement with
DISH Network, LLC resolving allegations the satellite TV provider and its
third-party retailers engaged in deceptive and unfair sales practices. DISH
Network will also pay restitution to consumers and will modify its market-
ing practices.
Consumers wishing to file a complaint or a claim for restitution should first
contact DISH Customer Service at 1-888-686-2388. An administrator will
be assigned to handle disputes.
A copy of the settlement is available online.

Maxwell is Back. Moves Quickly to the Top
'a ".' Truly surpassing sales expec.
-e rtions, lklaxIwell's long-await
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top spot on this week'ss charts.
"BL.\CKsummers' night." the
fourth album b) the soul singer.
and fist ;album iiin eiht \ears.
sold approximately\ 319.000(
copies to take the No. I spot.
The singer is on tour and sched-
uled for Jackon\ ille

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Are the Michael Jackson Two First
Borns Up For Auction?

Lets begin with the question in
the headline. Are the Michael
Jackson two first borns up for
auction? The answer as we now
see it is no. However it would be
difficult to say no when you read
such headlines insinuating that
Debbie Rowe is going to court to
fight for custody of the children,
two of which she gave birth to,
unless, of course,- the family
gives her $100 million.
Are Continued A-7

NBA Player Changes Jersey
Number to Help Darfur
.. Houston Rockets guard
Tracy McGrady will switch
jersey numbers next season
to help raise awareness for
his Darfur humanitarian
McGrady, along with Yao
Ming from China and star
player, with the Rockets,
are known as the backbone
Tracy McGrady and Yao Ming, of Houston's attack.
Houston Rockets McGrady will surrender
his No. 1 jersey to new teammate Trevor Ariza, a swingman.
NBA -Continued A-7

Newly Weds Made Wedding
No Announcement Called Off
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Terrence Howard did announce
that he and Zulay Henao were
engaged but they did not
announce their wedding date. It
is known that they are married
because pictures have appeared
showing both of them wearing
wedding g rings while on their
honeymoon in Italy.

The celebrities and
paparazzi were present but
not the bride and groom.
NBA star Richard
Jefferson sent Kesha
Nichols an email, calling
off the wedding and offer-
ing her a 6-figure settle-
ment to move on.

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While discussing
Africa ahead of his trip to
Ghana, President Obama
stated he is not a big
believer in excuses. I
understand the President's
It pains me to see the
same stories of poverty,
violence, and corruption
play out time and time
again. As a native son, the
President has a unique and
daunting opportunity to
leave the African conti-
nent in a better position
than when he took office.
However, unlike the mes-
sages being sent to the
people of the Middle East,
Latin America or even
Russia, President Obama
is taking what some in the
Administration have
called the "tough love"
approach toward Africa.
But if we are going to
demonstrate "tough love",
we also need to talk about
the facts.
The fact is that the U.S.
behaves badly in Africa.
Not 20 years ago. Not 5
years ago. I am talking
about today.
The fact is that the U.S.
has historically and
repeatedly undercut
Africa's ability to develop
real democracies and sus-


tainable economies.
During the Cold War,
the U.S. hand-picked and
supported several dicta-
tors. In the aftermath, we
left Africa to deal with the
mess and the debts of
those dictators. We
demanded repayment of
the debts in fill despite
widespread poverty and a
growing AIDS pandemic.
The fact is that the U.S.
dumps underpriced food
into many African nations,
undercutting indigenous
farming, and perpetuating
a culture of dependence.
Under our current trade
policies, we demand
African markets stay wide
open to our imports, while
refusing to allow one
African banana through
At the G-8 Summit in
L'Aquila last week,
President Obama spoke of
the global hunger crisis,
and stated that wealthier
nations have a moral obli-
gation to address the issue.
He talked about the vil-
lages in Kenya where his
family lives, and suggest-
ed that people on the
ground believe that the
institutions and gover-.
nance aren't working for
ordinary people and must

President Obama in Africa: Taking
Responsibility Begins at Home
Nicole Lee, NNPA Columnist



Founded In April 1951 By Eric O. Simpson
First African American Inducted Into
The Florida Press Hall Of Fame

be addressed.
SHow are we to address
those issues if we are
behind the governance
problem which suppresses
so many African people?
We don't have to look
all the way back to slav-
ery, colonialism or the
overthrow of democrats
like Lumumba.
Even today, U.S. cor-
porations act with impuni-
ty in many countries of the
continent because the gov-
ernments are too impotent
to stop them. Bono, in
writing about Obama's
message to Africa, has
said "Corruption stalks
Africa's reformers. 'If you
fight corruption, it fights
you back,' a former
Nigerian anti-corruption
official said." Well, this is
very true, but we cannot
ignore the fact that behind
the corruption, it is too
often an American policy
or corporation pulling the
Admittedly, these facts
do not play well in a sound
bite. It is easy to blame
Africans for "their prob-
lems," but the U.S. seems
unwilling at times to admit
our own responsibility in
the creation of those prob-
If we demand a trend of
responsibility, then the
U.S. should lead the way
by doing just that. We
must take responsibility

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for our fiscal ard trade
policies which have
undercut vital reform in
Africa. We must also take
responsibility for our
involvement in funding
corrupt leaders to help
them stay in power, which
further destroyed organic
progress and develop-
A new day seems to be
dawning as we explore a
new way forward with the
Middle East, Latin
America and Russia, yet
our relationship with
Africa seems to lag
behind. While I genuinely
believe that there is a will
to produce a sound part-
nership based on trust and
common values, but many
in Africa must wonder
how these promises will
differ from those they
have heard before.
Taking responsibility
begins at home, and there
is no excuse for the U.S.
not to own up to our own
past. We must acknowl-
edge the negative effects
of so many of our current
policies. Then, and only
then, can we strive to lead
from place of virtue and
not of sympathetic conde-
Nicole C. Lee is execu-
tive director of
TransAfrica Forum.

Faith In Our Community
Schedule of Events and Services

HERD Sunday, July 19, 6 pm, Craig Hall/Good
Shepherd Sixth Season. Henson Markham, Artistic
Director Free and open to the public. Monteverdi to
Bach, Gabrieli, Monteverdi, Schuetz, Bach:
Brandenburg Concerto No. 5. Next concert: Sunday,
August 16, at 6 p.m., Craig Hall/Good Shepherd,
Faur6: La Bonne Chanson, song cycle for soprano &
piano quintet. Church of the Good Shepherd is located
at 1100 Stockton Street at Park, Riverside, Jacksonville,
FL 32204. For more information, please call 904-387-
5691. The Rev. Douglas G. Hodsdon, Rector, Shannon
Gallier, MM, Organist-choirmaster,
open to all children 5-12 interested in singing! Children
will learn basic musicianship, music theory, proper
vocal technique, and the duties and privileges that go
along with being a chorister. Likewise, children learn
about the church and its traditions. Good Shepherd is
pleased to offer this ministry free-of-charge and encour-
ages all interested children to come join us in a week of
fun and music-making, with snacks and lunches provid-
ed. Aside from singing, children will be able to engage
in activities like swimming (Good Shepherd has a pool,
after all!), group games, a pipe-organ encounter, and
even a church scavenger hunt! Any child who wishes to
do so may join us in church the Sunday following the
camp to show what they have learned in the context of
one of our beautiful worship services! Parents of inter-
ested children should contact Shannon Gallier,
Organist-Choirmaster, at 904-387-5691 or sgalli-
er@goodshepherd23.org. Daily Schedule 9:00 am-
12:00 pm; Singing, games, snacks and more
singing!;12:00 pm-12:45 pm; Lunch provided by
Good Shepherd; 12:45 pm-l:30pm; Non-Musical
educational time; 1:30pm-2:30pm; Swimming and
other fun activities
MT. OLIVE P. B. CHURCH, located at 1319 N.
Myrtle Ave, in Jacksonville, is having a Family &
Friends Celebration July 19, 2009 at 11:00 a.m.
Morning Services "Old Fashion Day." Dinner will be
served after morning service. Everyone is invited.
at 7:00 p.m.; Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, July
20th, 21st, and 22nd at 7:00 p.m. Evangelist Elder
Chester Brown, III, Shady Grove P. B. Church,
Tallahassee, FL. For additional information, please con-
tact the church at 355-0015.
All! and join us this year for another fun learning expe-
rience of vacation bible school, as we encounter the
chronicles of Jesus. We will be on a ten day journey,
learning and sharing together. This awesome experience
will be held daily from 11:30 a.m. 3:30 p.m. on July
20th 31st. It is going to be at the New Life Assembly
Tabernacle, located at 7109 Richardson Rd. For more
information, please contact Pastor Samuel L. Sneed at
(904) 699-7315 or Evg. Lisa Washington at (904) 860-
3952. Lunch will be provided by church staff. All age
groups are invited to come.
Listings are due the Tuesday before the next issue. Email
submissions preferred. Send to: info@thefloridastar.com

proudly announced that ElderLydia Goodin handed the
baton of leadership to West Palm, FL. GAG President Peppi
Hendrix to serve as State President of the Florida Gospel
Announcer's Guild of the GMWA, Inc. Wanda "Wanda P"
Patterson of the Jacksonville Gospel Announcer's Guild was
tapped for the position of Vice-President. Elder Lydia
Goodin will wear the title of President Emeritus. This
change took place at the bi-annual conference of the Florida
Gospel Announcer's Guild State Conference which took
place June 25-27, 2009 in Jacksonville, FL.
President Hendrix is looking to expand the guild by
establishing locations throughout Florida in the following
locations: Fort Lauderdale, Tampa, Tallahassee- and
Pensacola. He has named Lynette Brown, gospel media per-
sbnality Princess D'Vine as President for the Broward
County (Ft. Lauderdale) area. He has also solicited Carol
Peterson "The First Lady of Gospel" and Dana Mackey to
begin organization of a guild for the Greater Tampa areas of
Lakeland, St. Petersberg, and Tampa. President Hendrix
states, "I find it a privilege and.astute honor to follow in the
giant footsteps of President Emeritus Elder Lydia Goodin."
President endrix .plans are to move expeditiously in
expanding the FloridsaRegion, where the world will know
the quality of Gospel Muisic and Ministries Florida has to
offer.." His reasoning as he stated, "I want to continue to
spread the Gospel of Christ through the'medium of gospel
music by branching out and spreading our wings into
uncharted territories."
The Florida Gospel Announcer's Guild will enact quar-
terly summit meetings in the cities of the guild. These sum-
mits will be to make plans for the upcoming-2011 confer-
ence as well as network and tap into resources across the
state beneficial to Florida artist and ministries. These quar-
terly summit meetings will showcase gospel talent, offer
workshop sessions, and allow for networking. Our first state
summit meeting is scheduled for Saturday, October 17, 2009
in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida hosted by the Ft.
Lauderdale/Broward Guild.
We are so proud of our past State Conference this year
in Jacksonville which took place June 25-27, 2009. This
years conference had such notables in gospel music industry
as President Al' The Bishop" Hobbs, Dennis Cole, Telisa
Stinson, Ace Alexander, Johnny Sanders, Ron Staples of the
Mighty Clouds of Joy, Malcolm Williams, Isaiah D. Thomas
& Elements of Praise, Sunday's Best Finalist Dontavius
Boatwright, Syreeta Thompson, Monica Lisa Stevenson,
Texas GAG Artist of the Year, Loretta Williams Gurell, and
an awesome word spoken by Bishop Derek T. Triplett.
This year's conference ended on a high note pushing the
expectation for 2011 conference even higher.
For more information, membership questions, showcase
and sponsorship please log on to our website
www.FloridaGAGorg or call (561) 853-8300.


ADAMS, Mildred died
July 8, 2009.
ALLEN, Mary L., 76,
died July 9, 2009.
BEATON, Johnnie Mae,
died July 9, 2009.
CHESS, Everlena, 61,

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died July 7, 2009.
Renee' died July 7, 2009.
COLBERT, Mark, 53,
died July 12, 2009.
COPPEDGE, Charles J.,
died July 12, 2009.
CURINTON, Mary, 87,
died July 8, 2009.
DIXON, Princella died
July 11, 2009.
Margaret, died July 13,
FOGLE, Maurice died
July 10, 2009.
JONES, Shirley died
July 10, 2009.
KING, Carrie died July
10, 2009.
LEWIS, Jeanette died
July 10, 2009.
MILLER, Shirley, 74,
died July 9, 2009.
RODMAN, Christine D.,
died July 11, 2009.
ROSE, Eunice died July
11, 2009.
SIMS, Ms. Mercedes, 96,
died July 10, 2009.
SPIVEY, Cody J., died
July 8, 2009.
WILLIAMS, Calvin, 59,
died July 8, 2009.

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
Intercessory Prayer................... 10:45 a.m. .-
Morning Worship ......................11:00 a.m.
Youth Church
2nd & 3rd Sundays (Old Sanctuary)
Tuesday Pastoral Bible Study ............... 7:00 p.m.
Pastor, Eric Lee
Rev. Joe Calhoun, Pastor Emeritus
(904) 764-5727 Church ;

Historic Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church
Worship Service .................................. 10:00 a.m.
Church School ................... ................. 8:30 p.m.
"Glory Hour" Bible Study ................... ........10:00 a.m.
"Jehovah Jirah" Bible Study ................... ....... 6:30 p.m.
2nd & 4th Thursday "Young at Heart Ministry .......... .10:00 a.m.
Joy Explosion Ministry ............................ 6:30 p.m.
201 East Beaver St. (904) 355-9475
Rev. F.D. Richardson Jr., Pastor

"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.
Morning Worship............. ................. ............. .. .... 11:00 a.m.
Tuesday................................................Prayer Meeting & Bible Study,7:00 p.m.
R1 iursday........ ....... ..................................... Joy Night,7:00 p.m.
"Email: Gosp.elI75@aol.com
Website: Greaterelbethel.org

"Jesus Loves Sinners Church Folk Don't"
Elder Joseph Rice

Sunday School ------------------------------- 10:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship ----------------12:00 Noon & 7:00 p.m.
Bible Study ------------Tuesday & Friday------ 7:00 p.m.
(912) 267-6395 (912) 996-4864 Cell
2705 MLK Blvd., Brunswick, GA 31520

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"There 's Always Something Hiappeniing On The First Coast"
FLAJAX Pinic On Lofton CreekL L r, I, -,c-- _-_

The Outpost at North Hampton which features canoe/kayak launch-
ing, a pavilion and more located just west of Amelia Island, along the pic-
turesque banks of Lofton Creek, in the midst of acres of rolling conserva-
tion areas, pristine tidal marshes, lakes and protected woodlands was the
setting for the FlaJax Club's Annual Outing.
The lovely drive north was simply divine and arriving at the Outpost
finding cool breezes and the warm welcome of FlaJax members was just
perfect for a Saturday outing. There were games with prizes, fellowship
and melodic musical sounds as the members, their families and guests
enjoyed snacks and libations as they awaited the bountiful buffet.
The Annual Outing planners, FlaJax members Neil Frink (a North
Hampton resident), Edgar L. Mathis, Sr. and Henry Sellers chose
Georgia Boys Smokin' Grill on Wheels & Seafood to cater the outing.
The menu of ribs, chicken, fried fish, fried shrimp, smoked pork, tossed
salad, pasta salad, and a low country boil of crabs, shrimp, corn and pota-
toes was marvelously, superbly, magnificently, and splendidly DELI-
FlaJax members, along with their FlaJills, attending the fantastic out-
ing were: James Andrews, George Barnes, William Bodie, Troy
Canady, Tommy Chandler, James 'Carl' Davis (Club President), Jean
Downing, John Edwards, Robert Flornoy, Jerry Iszard, Ronald
Jones, George Marshall, Andrew martin, Edgar L. Mathis, Sr., Robert
Porter, Edward Robinson, William Scott, Henry Sellers, Dr. Charles
Simmons, III, Warner Singleton, and Henry Speights.
Among the very special guests joining the members were: Mrs. Inez
Christopher Asque, The George Graces (George Grace is a past nation-
al president of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity) and The Emmett Walkers.

"I- -~-J\-i\ IMesdames Sylvia Skinner Singleton, Vernell Robinson,
Troy Canady (with back to camera), Edgar Mathis, Barbara Grace, Gail Cole Mathis, Sharon Sellers, Joyce Dr. 'Mena Speights
George Grace and Robert Porter. Frink and Brenda Speights. and Henry Sellers. Mrs. Delores Chatman with her daughter.

s The Canadys.
The Canadys.


Collins Pennie: A Portrait of Sheer Determination

By Rych McCain/
al.net, Photos by Andre'
Chanfor Voyeur photog-

If ever there was an
outstanding example of
one pulling himself up
by his own bootstraps, it
is actor Collins Pennie
hands down! He has
beaten some very formi-
dable odds coming up
with a childhood that
would have derailed
many of the best of them
in terms of succeeding
in life. Coming up in his
native Brooklyn, New
York; Pennie's child-
hood was spent being
bounced around in sev-
eral foster care homes
until he got fed up and
exited the system at age
fifteen to be on his own.
He knew he had artistic
talent and he vigorously
pursued its development
from point zero with
Eventually, Pennie
made gains that led to
securing an agent and
then TV roles such as
CBS "Without a Trace"
and "CSI: Miami" to
film roles such as
"Prom Night", "Fired
Up and "HalfNelson."

Pennie is next starring in
the *80's remake of
FAME. He plays the role
of Malik who is a gifted
singer/musician who
must let go of his past to
make way for his future.
Pennie also has a role in
the film "United
States, for Academy
Award- nominated
actress Angela Bassett's
directorial debut, set to
shoot in 2010 for
Bassett /Vance
One has to shake their
head in amazement
when they see children
who grow up in a stable
two parent household
with all of the visible
advantages who still
manage to mess up,
screw up and accom-
plish absolutely nothing
in life with no clue of a
goal, purpose or aspira-
tion and then you see a
child with no parents,
home or seemingly noth-
ing, come up doing big
and great things. Where
did his determination
and inspiration to make
it in life originate under
the conditions he had to
deal with? Pennie
smiles, "well, it was my
love and compassion for
the performing arts that

really kept me going.
And I always believed
that if I worked hard, if I
studied and put into my
craft, it would eventual-
ly pay off. I spent a lot
of time reading books,
going to the library
while learning and
absorbing as much
information and knowl-
edge about my craft as
As a word of advice,
Pennie stresses, "As I've
gotten older, I have
learned that in order to
be a great actor, you
have to absorb as much
of life as possible."
Did he have that one
person in particular who
gave him some kind of
direction during his
struggling years? Pennie
is quick to point out
matter-of-factly, "You
know what; the funny
thing about it is that -
No, there wasn't! I real-
ly figured it out on my
own. I just paid attention
to what was going on,
on TV; I was on line
viewing all kinds of
media outlets figuring
out for myself how to go
about finding an agent
and what an agent was. I
watched shows like
"Behind The Music"

Collins Pennie

and just absorbed every
little bit of piece of
information from every-
body's story and how
they did it and applied it
to myself.

As his self-taught
show business knowl-
edge grew, Pennie made
sure that his dance and
theater training kept up
the pace as well and the

rest they say is history!
Pennie is a great exam-
ple that nothing can
stand in your way if you
want it bad enough.

By Rych McCain/

Fine Art
Famed painter/fine
artist Leon Jones will be
auctioning off a painting
he did of Elizabeth
Taylor and the late
Michael Jackson togeth-
er in 2002. Both stars
graciously autographed
the painting which will
be sold on eBay, Friday,
July 17 with a portion of
the proceeds to benefit
charity. In other art news,
visual arts master
Bernard Stanley Hayes
who recently saw the
New York installation of
his six-foot blue fin tuna
sculpture titled "The
Grand Catch" which he
crafted from granite in
Fuzhou City in the Fujian
Province of China with
the guidance of Chinese
master masons, will
embark on a 2009 fall
European Tour. He will
be exhibiting his works at
three distinctive art gal-
leries in Amsterdam and
*Be on the lookout for
"The Show." He is the
latest rapper to emerge
from fellow rapper
Mannie Fresh's Chubby
Boy Productions imprint
label. The New Orleans
native whose real name is
Donald Allen will drop
an album that is due in
stores in the fall. On the

gospel music front, look
for new Canadian gospel
artist Giuseppe Spoletini
who has dropped a new
album titled "Now sings
My Soul" on the Spirit
Sings label and is pro-
duced by the legendary
Nona Hendryx of
LaBelle fame and Joe
Of course our condo-
lences and spiritual pos-
tulations go out the King
of Pop, the late Michael
Jackson's family, friends
and world wide fans. The
crowds who gathered for
several days up to the day
of the memorial service
at the Staples Center in
LA were very reverent
and respectful with no
incidents reported.
B-Day Congrats
Happy Birthday wish-
es goes out to sweetie-pie
teen actress Paige Hurd
(Everybody Hates
Chris), who celebrates B-
day number 17 on July
20, 2009. Of course she
is one of Rych McCain 's
Child/Teen Artist family.
500 Days of Summer;
Fox Searchlight
Pictures, a Watermark
Production. Starring
Joseph Gordon-Levitt,
Zooey Deschanel,
Geoffrey Arend, Chloe
Grace Moretz, Matthew
Gray Gubler, Clark
Gregg, Rachel Boston
and Minka Kelly.
Directed by Marc Webb.

Written by Scott
Neustadter & Michael
H. Weber. Produced by
Jessica Tuchinsky, Mark
Waters, Mason Novick
and Steven J. Wolfe. Tom
(Levitt) falls head-over-
heels in love with a girl
named Summer
(Deschanel) who he just
can't seem to find a way
to get over with. She
shakes off every move he
makes to get her to love
him back. She says she is
not into relationships or
marriage. The story is
actually based on the real
life situation experience
with the script's co-writer
Mike Weber.
Relationship situation
buffs should get off on
this one.
Post Grad; Fox
Searchlight Pictures;
Starring Alexis Bledel,
Catherine Reitman,
Michael Keaton, Jane
Lynch, Carol Burnett,
Bobby Coleman, Zach
Gilford and Rodrigo
Santoro. Directed by
Vicky Jenson. Written
by Kelly Fremon.
Produced by Ivan
Reitman, Joe Medjuck
and Jeffrey Clifford. The
premise is basic here.
Ryden (Bledel) graduates
from college and runs
into a brick wall trying to
get a dream job. In the
meantime She has to deal
with a dysfunctional fam-
ily, an erotic neighbor
and a boyfriend. Cute
flick but not exciting.

Public Enemies:



Starring Johnny Depp,
Christian Bale, Marion
Cotillard, Channing
Tatum, David Wenham,
Stephen Graham and
Rory Cochrane. Directed
by Michael Mann.
Written by Michael
Mann, Ronan Bennett,
Ann Bideman and Bryan
Burrough. Produced by
Michael Mann and
Kevin Misher. The FBI
became a federal govern-
ment bureau in 1933 and
one of their first missions
to track down and capture
John Dillinger (Depp)
and his bank robbery
gang witch included
"Pretty Boy Floyd" and
"Baby Face Nelson."
The look of the film is
authentic 1930's and the
action is good. Gangsta
history buffs will get off
on this one.
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At 100th Year Conference: NAACP Chief

Issues 'New Call for a New Century'


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were Black and White,
Christian and Jew, men
and women. They
shared a commitment
to fulfilling the prom-
ise of equality that was
guaranteed by the
Proclamation, the 13th
amendment, 14th
amendment and the
15th amendment of the
Constitution. A few
months later, a few
hundred more many
of them leaders of the

Hazel Trice January 21st came, like
every day thereafter,
Editor-in- and families woke up
to a new morning and
were facing the same
A) In a grand questions: Why can't
al meeting that Dad find a job'? Why
)usands to New does Mom have to
ty the found- work so many jobs just
ace of the to make ends meet?
- this week, Why is my family's
it and CEO dream being foreclosed
n Todd Jealous on? Why are our
ied that the schools an embarrass-
ve of the civil ment to everything this
organization country stands for?
new "layers of Why are so many of
will be to our children... and
en its inner mothers... and fathers
y becoming a dying of AIDS?"
through coali- He continued,
"Tonight, in this city
will change. and so -many others
the sake of across this land, too
itself, but for many families, in too
of growth," many neighborhoods
said in pre- will conclude it's just
-marks to be too dangerous to sleep
at the conven- anywhere but on the
nday evening, floor...under the win-
st be able to dow sill and out of the
rth as a major- way of random gunfire.
hat means we We woke up on January
e about organ- 21st to the fact that we
ilitions, maxi- have one Black man in
our power to the White House, but
dges of under- we have one million in
and mobiliz- prison," he said. "And
entire rainbow so...we can't wait for
ions for social someday, somehow -
we need real change
s was specific right here, right now."
his strategic President Obama
was also scheduled to
vill invest in speak to the gathering
to ensure that on July 16, setting at
obvious to us tone of great anticipa-
ie questioned tion for the organiza-
We will train tion's annual Spingarn
.n with a focus Awards Dinner. Veteran
zing even bet- Civil Rights Leader;
carter than we NAACP Chairman
ady. We will Julian Bond will be the
new Spingarn recipient this
s...big, broad, year.
strange-bed- It was February 12,
oalitions. We 1909, the 100 year after
Id campaigns the birthday of
ure the imagi- Abraham Lincoln, that
f generations. a racially diverse coali-
embrace tech- tion met in an apart-
he said. "But ment in lower
do this work Manhattan "to issue an
o today, we historic call to action,"
lew call for a Jealous recounted the
ury." founding of the
,all comes in NAACP.
historically That historic call to
.e most excit- action read in part:
3 for African- "Hence we call upon all
is. Jealous the believers in democ-
on the elec- racy to join in a nation-
f President al conference for the
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first Black evils, the voicing of
, but also protests and the renew-
red how his al of the struggle for
spotlights the civil and political lib-
of racism that erty."

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Black church joined
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That field now con-
sists of about a half
million members across
the nation and millions
more who benefit from
the NAACP's battles.
Despite those evils
that remain, Jealous
cited several battles
that are close to being
"Before we meet
again, we will deliver
the first woman of
color to a seat on the
Supreme Court. We
will pass major reforms
in states like California
and North Carolina. We
will outlaw racial pro-
filing everywhere. And
in Savannah, Georgia,
where our local volun-
teers and national staff
have delivered more
than 65,000 signatures
calling for the DA to
reopen the case, the
tide is turning every
day we will save Troy
Davis' life and get the
real killer off the
The death penalty
case of Troy Davis
-involving a list of wit-
nesses who have
recanted their original
testimonies against him
S- has been hard-fought
by the NAACP under
Jealous' tenure. It
appears to be making
headway as the U. S.
Supreme Court recently
put off until September
a decision on whether
to grant Davis a new
Still, thousands
more Black males
imprisoned across the
U. S. have cases of
questionable justice.
Jealous has cited insti-
tutional racism within
the criminal justice
system as the next
layer of racism that has
come after "presumed
He explained, "They
said we just weren't
good enough to be the
quarterback, the coach
or the CEO. But over
the past 40 years, we've
blown that fallacy out
of the water Oprah,
General Powell, Tony
Dungy and Mike
Tomlin, Tiger Woods,
Ken Chennault, Barack
Obama, Dorothy
Height, and Venus and
Serena Williams.
"But racism is like
an onion once you
peel back one layer,
there's another layer
underneath. Peel back
the layer of presumed
inferiority and you find
that today the primary
justification for racism
is presumed criminali-
ty," he said. "The fact
of the matter is that this
layer is both more per-

volatile. If I see you as
inferior, I will probably
never get past it, but I
might be inclined to
treat you in a way that
is paternalistic and
even give you a job in
my house. If I see you
as a criminal, once
you've been vetted, it's
no longer a concern,
but until that point you
are a threat, you ain't
coming in and there's
nothing I won't do to
protect my family from
you. And so, the places
of familiarity become
this fear, becomes an
overwhelming and
ubiquitous justification
for racism."
Because of the new
layers that are increas-
ingly obscure, yet just
as damaging to
America's progress, the
NAACP is also clarify-
ing its focus, Jealous
said. He encouraged
the audience to broaden
its vision as well.
"Dream big and
work with us to get
smart on crime...to end
racial profiling, and the
draconian drug laws
and unequal sentenc-
ing. Dream big.
Help us ensure equal
access to the green jobs
and new technologies
of the digital age.
Dream big. Stand with
us for the confirmation
of Sonia Sotomayor.
Dream big and work
with us to pass the
Employee for Choice
Dream big, and
insist with us that the
schools in our neigh-
borhoods and the
teachers who serve our
children are the best in
the world. Dream big,
and expel the army of
predatory lenders who
have invaded our com-
Dream big, and be a
better parent, a better
father, a better student,
a better citizen."
He concluded with a
message if hope: "We
are winning...And
when we win and we
always win in the end -
we win really, really

Nigerian Professor Captures
Major Writing Prize

Special to

(GIN) Nigerian
writer EC Osondu has
won the 2009 Caine
Prize for African
Writing for his story
"Waiting", about dis-
placed people.
The prize named
after Sir Michael
Caine is awarded
annually for a short
story by an African
writer published in
English. The winner
receives $16,000 and
a month's scholarship
at Georgetown
University in
Washington DC as a
Judge Nana Yaa
Mensah described Mr
Osondu's story as "a
tour de force describ-
ing, from a child's
point of view, the dis-

EC Osondu

locating experience of
being a displaced per-
Osondu was born in
Nigeria and worked in
advertising before
moving to New York
to study creative writ-
ing at Syracuse
University. He cur-
rently teaches litera-
ture at Providence
College, Rhode

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pany and a used-car dealership. Their home was near the Alabama state line, way
back in the woods. The couple were the parents of 17 children, 13 of them were
adopted as 'special needs' children.
The execution of the crime, according to the police, was basically flawless. Had all
of the planners of the crime followed their teachings and practice, they would have
committed a 'perfect' crime.
The home, had nine bedrooms. Several of the arrested suspects were day labor-
ers who knew each other through either a pressure washing business or a car detail-
ing group.
According to the report, there were many motives for the crime but it was apparent
that robbery was the main one.
Surveillance video showed three armed masked men arrived in a red van, entering
through the front of the house and then returning to the vehicle. Others dressed in
what the sheriff called "ninja garb' went in through an unlocked utility door in the
back. They were in and out of the house in less than ten minutes even though they
were able to remove and carry out a safe. There was no indication that anyone had
unlocked the door for the intruders because it was considered a safe neighborhood
and the doors were left unlocked.
The mistake that kept them from having a 'perfect' crime, is the fact that the per-
son who was supposed to disarm the surveillance video, did not do so. Therefore,
the entire operation was seen on tape.
Nine of the 17 children were at home at the time the intruders entered and killed
Melanie and Byrd Billings. The couple was shot to death The children were left
Arrested was Leonard Patrick Gonzalez Jr., 35, Leonard Patrick Gonzalez Sr.,56
and Wayne Coldiron, 41. Coldiron and the younger Gonzalez are charged with mur-
der and home invasion. Gonzalez Sr. is charged with evidence tampering.
Gary Lamont Sumner, 31, was arrested Sunday and charged with murder. On
Tuesday, a 16-year-old was arrested and so was Frederick Lee Thornton Jr., 19 and
Donnie Ray Stallworth, 28. The eighth person arrested was Pamela Long Wiggins,
who was charged with accessory after the fact of felony murder.

TEEN Continued from A-1

Kimberly lives in Los Angeles, California. She was able to navigate the single-
engine Cessna through thunderstorms in Texas and took in breathtaking aerial views
of Arizona's sunsets, landing her plane to cheering crowds at Compton Woodley
Airport on Saturday. She flew for 13 days to Newport News, Virginia, making about
twelve stops along the way. As a great admiral of the Tuskegee Airman, she was
delighted as she met 50 other Tuskegee Airmen at stops along the flight path who
autographed the Cessna. She said their autographs gives them the ability to fly with
the students forever. "They did such a good thing," Kimberly said of the Tuskegee
Airmen. "Everything that they did was so amazing. When someone's constantly
telling you no, when someone is telling you that you're stupid, that you don't have
the cognitive development, and that you can't do something as good, but you go out
and prove them wrong, it is amazing."
After her historic cross-country journey, Thornhill praised her, saying, "She is
amazing." She had a smooth landing which earned her greater praise from Thornhill.
He said, once they were in Virginia, "You won't find a more motivated young lady."
Kimberly said, "I wanted to inspire other kids to really believe in themselves. She
also wanted to honor the Tuskegee Airmen, the U. S. Army Air Corps' all-black com-
bat unit that served during World War II. They left such a great legacy I had big
shoes to fill. "All they wanted to do was be patriots for this country. They were told
no, that they were stupid, that they didn't have cognitive development to fly planes.
They didn't listen. They just did what they wanted to do."
Anyadike's Cessna and the other planes at Tomorrow's Aeronautical Museum have
red tails, similar to the Tuskegee Airmen's planes.

Are Continued from A-1

or custody of the children. After seeing such a headline, fear did sit in but then on
Thursday, Ms. Rowe filed a law suit against her friend for defamation and invasion
of privacy. However, according to sources, she is planning to attend court, whenev-
er it is rescheduled. She did not attend Jackson's memorial service.
According to MSNBC Tidbits, Debbie Ro'we and Mrs. Katherine Jackson are
expected to vie for temporary custody of two of the children. Newer reports say that
Prince Michael, 12, and Paris-Michael Katherine, 11, along with their 7-year-old
brother Prince Michael II (Blanket) have decided they wish to live with Michael's
sister, Janet Jackson who is willing to take the task. It is understood that she has
completely bonded with the children. Michael's mother, Katherine Jackson is 79 and
Janet is 43. Right now, the hearing has been rescheduled for July 20 in Los Angeles
Superior Court.

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McGrady is recovering from knee surgery and may miss the first half of next sea-
son. Wearing the Number 3 should bring back his high school days, when he also
wore the Number 3.
His reason for changing to No. 3 is to raise attention to the "3 Points" documentary
film that will debut in America later this year. "3 Points" is a movie chronicling his
2007 journey to Darfur refugee camps in Chad.
The "3 Points" refer to the goals of peace, protection and punishment in Darfur with
McGrady seeking peace and protection for those forced into camps and punishment
for those involved in the Darfur violence.
McGrady has donated $75,000 toward constructing a school in a refugee camp in
eastern Chad.

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show with partners Akia Mc
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There were more than
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everyone left with free gift
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totaling $1000 were also Grand Prize Winner $2000.00 & Trophy, Lanett Coleman- Jaamshair Boutiqu
given to attendees. Top Models, Lanett and Make-up artists.
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EWC Alumni to Honor CSX CEO Michael Ward, Bishop McKinley Young and Dr:
Frederick Ha pe\r -

Dr. Frederick Harper

CSX CEO Michael Ward Bishop McKinley

The Edward Waters College (EWC) National Alumni Association, Inc. will
honor a number of community leaders people who have made significant contri-
bution to EWC during its National Alumni Convention Closing Banquet on
Saturday, August 1st at 7:30pm in the Adams-Jenkins Sports/Music Complex on the
campus of EWC.
Honorees include: Dr. Fredrick Harper, EWC graduate, Howard University pro-
fessor, Editor Emeritus of the international publication, The Journal of Negro
Education, along with numerous other achievements; Mr. Eric Johnson, EWC grad-
uate, Director of Communities in Schools and creator of EWC's internet-based
alumni network, the "roundup;" Mr. Michael Ward, CEO and President of CSX
Transportation, Inc., who donated $1 million dollars to EWC; and Bishop McKinley
Young, Presiding Bishop of the 1 th Episcopal District and Chair of EWC's Board
of Trustees.
Dr. Harper will serve as the keynote speaker for the National Alumni
Convention Closing Banquet.
EWC alumni will also host a series of other activities during the four-day con-
ference, July 30th -August 2nd, including its Opening Reception on Thursday, July
30th at 7:30pm at Orange Park Kennel Club, 455 Park Avenue.
EWC alumni encourage fellow graduates, supporters of the College and mem-
bers of the community to come out and enjoy the National Alumni Convention
activities. For more information about the Opening Reception, Closing Banquet or
other convention events, please call Marguerite Warren at 904-765-2210 or e-mail



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fearless approach to realit,-based subjects! .
Dear Deanna!
1 work in an office of all women and always get invited to their '
children's birthday parties. The only problem is the fact 1 don't
have any children. My gift giving ideas are slim so I buy gift cer-
tificates to local book stores. Can you believe one of the mothers
got mad and called-me cheap! Now I'm ready to stop participat-
ing all together.
Glenda New York NY

Dear Glenda:
The materialistic and ungrateful mother doesn't recognize the value of your simple but
thoughtful gifts. She needs to play around with hooked on phonics to learn a few les-
sons in courtesy and gratitude. If you enjoy giving gifts to the kids, don't let one person
spoil it for the others. It's your hard earned money and you're entitled to give whatev-
er gift you want. Continue with the books and if the parents and children don't like it,
then they should stop inviting you.

Dear Deanna!
My dad's a kind hearted man always looking for ways to help people. However, he's
prejudiced but claims that he's not when it comes to race issues. When I date outside
the race I have to do it behind his back because he gives me a hard time. How do I tell
him we're one world and can't go forward with racist attitudes? I love everyone.
Shouldn't we all get.along?
Deidra On-Line Reader

Dear Deidra:
It's a new millennium and your dad needs to quit tripping over the color thing. You're
a well rounded person and he's taught you well. You should feel comfortable enough to
point out his racist behaviors at the moment he's acting this way. The world will always
have a rainbow of people and if he can't accept it, then he needs to get over it. This
process is'a continued work and will only get better one day and one person at a time.

Dear Deanna!
My 17-year old step-daughter is.a mess. My husband pays child support but the moth-
er spends it. She lives with the grandmother who won't let him talk to her or visit. She
told the court he was an abusive stranger. They blocked him from school visits but he
has been allowed to attend a few basketball games. This young girl has cursed at every-
one, ran away from home a few times, steals, and can't get along with her mother but
my husband still wants a relationship with her. How can I help in this situation.
Concerned Los Angeles, CA

Dear Concerned:
It sounds as if your step daughter has deep family love but is lacking rules, attention and
discipline. She's been severely neglected, brainwashed and manipulated by her moth-
er and grandmother. Regardless of her age, your husband's right by not giving up on
her. Once she turns 18, she can operate of her own free will. That may be the time you
and your husband can help her get counseling to improve her self-esteem and identify
her self-worth and prevent a rocky adulthood.
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Announcements, meetings, happenings, and community events
scheduled in Jacksonvill-e and the surrounding area.

CHILDREN FIRST FLORIDA (Step Up for students) -June 22, 2009 at the
Webb Wesconett Library, located at 6887 103rd St. A meeting to help parents that
are looking for options to meet their children's educational needs. Parents will
learn about public school choices and private school scholarships; and, New
Parents will receive help with any question regarding the 09-2010 school applica-
tion. For more information, contact Stephanie Hall 904-247-6033 Ext:1001.
MY -The Jacksonville Chapter of the Boylan-Haven Alumnae Association invite
all Alumnae, Attendees, and Friends to attend "The Grand Reunion" July 24 26,
2009 at the Wyndham Hotel, 1515 Prudential Dr., Jacksonville. An excellent
weekend filled entertainment, renewing of acquaintances, and making new friends
is planned. You would not want to miss "The Tropical Island Evening. For regis-
tration and additional information, please call (904) 466-8540 or (904) 631-8912.
GRAMS -JaxParks swim lessons available for all ages -The City of Jacksonville
Recreation and Community Services Department -JaxParks-- public swimming
pools will open for the summer season beginning Saturday, May 23. In addition,
a number of aquatics programs, including swim lessons, will be offered for resi-
dents' safety and enjoyment. City Pool Schedules: City pools will be open on the
weekends only beginning Saturday, May 23. All pools will open seven days a
week beginning Saturday, June 6 through Friday, Aug. 14. Swimming pools asso-
ciated with schools will be open weekends only, Aug. 17 21, to accommodate
school swim practice. All other pools will be open the full week of Aug. 17 21.
Pools will be open on Monday, May 25 for Memorial Day; Saturday, July 4 for
Independence Day; and Monday, Sept. 7 for Labor Day. Holiday hours are 11
a.m.-6 p.m. Call the pool location, (904) 630-CITY or visit www.jaxparks.com for
specific hours of operation.
SOUTHERN WOMEN'S SHOW at the Prime Osborn Convention Center,
October 15 18, 2009. Satisfy your cravings at the Southern Women's Show!
Don't miss savvy shopping, creative cooking ideas, healthy lifestyle tips, trendy
fashion shows, great celebrity guests, and fabulous prizes. Show Hours: Thursday
10 a.m.- 6 p.m., Friday 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m.-
5 p.m. Advance Discount Tickets available at participating Panera locations for $7.
Friends Four Pack: 4 tickets for $32; additional tickets ($8 each). Admission: $10
at door; $9 in advance online; Youth (6-12), $5 at door and online; ages six and
under free with paying adult. To order tickets or for more information call (704)
376-6594 or visit www.SouthernWomensShow.com
Innocent Victims of Violent Crime on Florida's First Coast -Jacksonville, FL, July
1, 2009 Get your motors running! Hundreds of motorcycles led by the Grand
Marshal, Sheriff John Rutherford, will thunder through the streets of Jacksonville
on July 25, 2009 for the 4th annual "Ride For Justice" to benefit the Justice
Coalition. This 50 mile ride will begin at Big Bike Motorcycle located at 3842
Sunbeam Rd Jacksonville, FL 32257. This scenic, serene, JSO escorted ride will
end at Old Plank Road Baptist Church, 8964 Old Plank Rd Jacksonville, FL

By Ulysses W, Watkins, Jr., M.D.

DEFINITION: Condition in which the feces are hard
and bowel movements are infrequent, difficult or
SEX OR AGE MOST AFFECTED: Both sexes; all ages
SIGNS & SYMPTOMS: People vary widely in bowel activity. Any of the follow-
ing may be a sign of constipation:
Infrequent bowel movements, sometimes accompanied by abdominal swelling. *
Hard feces. Straining during bowel movements. Pain or bleeding during bowel
movements. Sensation of continuing fullness after a bowel movement.
Inadequate fluid intake. Insufficient fiber in the diet. Fiber adds bulk, holds
water and creates easily passed, soft feces. Inactivity; depression. *
Hypothyroidism, hypocalcaemia. Anal fissure. Chronic kidney failure. Back
pain. Colon or rectal cancer. Irritable bowel syndrome.
Stress. Illness requiring complete bed rest. Use of certain drugs, including:
belladonna; calcium-channel blockers; beta-adrenergic blockers; tricyclic antide-
pressants; narcotics; atropine; or aspirin.
Eat a well-balanced, high-fiber diet. Exercise regularly. Drink at least 8 glass-
es of water a day.
Self-care after diagnosis. Doctor's treatment (occasionally).
Your own observation of symptoms. Tell your doctor of any major change in your
bowel pattern that lasts longer than 1 week. It may be a sign of cancer. Medical
history and physical exam by a doctor.' Laboratory tests of blood and stool to
detect internal bleeding. Sigmoidoscopy (care).
Hemorrhoids; laxative dependency. Hernia from excessive straining. Uterine
or rectal prolapsed. Spastic colitis; bowel obstruction.
PROBABLE OUTCOME: Usually curable with exercise, diet and adequate flu-
MEDICATION: For occasional constipation, you may use stool softener, mild
non-prescription laxatives or enemas. Don't use enemas or laxatives regularly -
this can cause dependency. Avoid harsh laxatives and cathartics, such as Epsom
Set aside a regular time each day for bowel movements. The best time is often
within 1 hour after breakfast. Don't try to hurry. Sit at least 10 minutes, whether
or not a bowel movement occurs. Drinking hot water, tea or coffee may help stim-
ulate bowel. If constipation persists for 3 or 4 days, use a non-prescription, dis-
posable enema for temporary relief. If you prefer not to use a commercial enema
preparation, you may give yourself an enema as follows:
Spread a bath mat on the bathroom floor or in the tub.
Fill the enema bag with lukewarm water.
Hang the enema bad no higher than 30 inches from the floor.
Lie on your left side on the mat.
Insert the nozzle gently inside the rectum. Let the water flow in slowly, a little at
a time. If it hurts, stop the water flow until the pain subsides. Then start the flow
again. Use the entire quart of water. Hold the fluid inside until you are uncomfort-
able. Then sit on the toilet for a bowel movement.
ACTIVITY Exercise and good physical fitness help maintain healthy bowel pat-
DIET Drink at least 8 glasses of water each day. Include bulk foods, such as bran
and raw fruits and vegetables, in your diet. Avoid refined cereals and breads, pas-
tries and sugar.
You have constipation that persists, despite self-care especially if the constipa-
tion represents a change in your normal bowel patterns.
Constipation is accompanied by fever or severe abdominal pain.
Dr. Watkins can be heard live Sundays at 7:05 pm EST on www.KCOHRadio.com. He is
a 330 Mason and Grand Medical Director for the United Supreme Council. S. J. and
Imperial Council (Black Shriners Nationwide) 713-433-4536.

Back in the day, when we heard about couples that we
knew were breaking up or getting a divorce, oftentimes it
was a big shock. They looked like the perfect couple and
they acted as if they loved each other but their relationship
was far from perfection.
One reason for the relationship shock and awe
stemmed from that fact that couples in the past kept their business to themselves.
No relationship that I know of is perfect but couples, partners, teams and other
groups that relate acted more like family. If there was an issue in the family, a con-
cern in the family, a disagreement in the family or even a squabble or confrontation
in the family, usually it was kept behind closed doors.
You didn't talk about what went on in your home in the street. You didn't dis-
close what happened in the locker room at the press conference and you didn't dare
discuss what went on in the board room with any and everybody.
If you did put your business in the street, you were said to be uncivilized,
described as uncultured or called uncouth.
Nowadays, any time someone disagrees with you, gets angry with you or
becomes disenchanted with you, they blast their ill feelings all over the internet!
1 think it is so stupid for people to copy everyone on every internet message they
write. Good, positive and helpful information should be spread around everywhere
but hatred, envy, jealousy, blame and things like that are never things that need to be
posted on Yahoo, Google, Twitter, Facebook and MySpace.
The Constitution guarantees us all Freedom of Speech but once you say some-
thing with your mouth that's the end of it. What is said on the Internet stays there for-
More often than not, feuding couples get back together, corporate enemies do

32220. Registration for the ride begins at 8:30 a.m., kickstands up at 10 a.m. At
the finish line, bikers will enjoy a delicious lunch, door prizes, raffles and much
more. The ride is limited to 500 bikers. Registration is $25 per biker, $10 per pas-
senger, with all proceeds going to the Justice Coalition. Donations are also being
accepted. Registration can be done in person or by mail at: Justice Coalition at
1935 S. Lane Avenue, Jacksonville, FL, 32210, Big Bike Motorcycles at 3842
Sunbeam Road Jacksonville, FL, 32257 and Shapell's inc. at 8565 Stocks Rd
Jacksonville, FL, 32220. For more information, contact Buddy Key at 904-262-
2453 or 302-1787. You can also log on to www.justicecoalition.org.
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business with each other again and teammates hit the field or court together after
mending fences, so to speak.
But, to me, it will be very difficult to continue to befriend someone that felt it
was necessary to spread Internet lies about me all over the world.
I'm not saying that I can't be corrected via an Internet message. I can even be
straightened or chastised in an Internet manner. However, when friends, family and
business partners are copied on messages that should have been only between the
author and reader, I'm going to have a problem.
If you want to curse me, curse me. If you want to hurt me, hurt me. When you
start writing slanderous and scandalous e-mails that hurt the feelings of my family
and friends you are treading on dangerous ground!
The Internet is a safe haven for cowards. Whether it's business or personal, never
write or post anything on the Internet that you are afraid to say face to face. (Be a
Lucius Gantt friend on Facebook or buy his book "Beast Too: Dead Man
Writing" and contact Lucius at www.allvorldconsultants.net)

JULY 18, 2009


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July "R20T SAAI



March 21st thru April 19th

Tuesday you'll have difficulty finding the
right way to deal with a dilemma, as the
Moon in Aries in your sector of self is
quincunx Saturn. Before you attempt to
deal with your predicament, ask for feed-
back from your associates. You possess
lots of enthusiasm for life and for having
fun. Your desire for pleasure and frivoli-
ty will increase on Friday, as impish
Mercury enters Leo and your sector of
entertainment and amusement. Your
desire to enjoy life will accelerate.

April 20th thru May 20th
You discover you have talents you never
knew existed, and learn new skills this
week Taurus, thanks to your ruler Venus
currently in versatile Gemini. You'll give
considerable thought to the best way to
maximize your new self-assertiveness
on Tuesday, as the Moon in fiery Aries
sextiles Venus in your sector of what you
value. Saturday you learn to take a chal-
lenging family situation one day at a
time. A relative isn't being honest with
you, and you know that!

May 21st thru June 21st
Tuesday you'll encounter an obstacle you
can't dance around, as Mars in Gemini is
quincunx Pluto in Capricorn. An answer
will become clear to you if you try to col-
lect your thoughts. Now that dynamic
Mars is in Gemini in your sector of self
you are a whirlwind of energy, so try to
slow down a bit. Friday quicksilver
Mercury, your ruler, enters Leo and your
sector of your mind, and your imagina-
tion gets a boost. Consider writing a

June 22nd thru July 22nd
Make sure that you are living your life
the way you want to this week Cancer.
The Sun conjuncts wise Mercury in
Cancer in your sector of self on Monday,
and you'll be a walking encyclopedia of
knowledge. Thanks to your newfound
ability to solve any dilemma you
encounter, you may start your own
advice column this week! Saturday
you'll encounter a situation that will test
your inner strength and stamina. You
have oodles of perception and insight,
don't forget!

Friday Mercury, the planet that governs
your mind, enters Leo and your sector of
self, and your brain power gets a boost.
You rarely change your viewpoint, espe-
cially once you make your mind up
regarding a particular person, place or
circumstance. However, in the weeks
ahead, you'll change your opinion quite a
bit! You'll hook up with an associate on
Sunday, and explore fun leisure activi-
ties. As you interact with your compan-
ion, your zest for living returns in full

Aug 23rd thru Sept 22nd
You'll begin to develop your
assertive side on Friday Virgo, as
Mercury, your quicksilver ruling
planet, enters forceful and fiery Leo.
Watch your self-assurance soar. You
will finally believe in yourself and
be proud of your accomplishments,
talents and skills. It's good to be
you! You'll have to diffuse rumors
that are floating around on Sunday,
and your reputation may come under
fire from an unexpected source. Be
careful who you decide to trust your
secrets to in the future.

=I Sept 23rd thru Oct 22nd
It won't be easy to decide on the right
course of action this week Libra.
Remember, every situation you
encounter is different, one way or anoth-
er. The Sun conjuncts Mercury in Cancer
square your Zodiac Sign of the Scales on
Monday and you'll get bogged down in
the pros and cons regarding solutions to
your situation. Sunday you'll consider a
day trip to a new area you haven't
explored yet. You want to experience
new locales and change your scenery.

Oct 23rd thru Nov 21st
Wednesday you'll. find yourself at a
crossroads Scorpio. Whatever road you
choose to take, you know you must stay
true to yourself at all costs, because your
integrity is your most important posses-
sion. Friday the Moon in Taurus opposes
your personal Zodiac Sign of the
Scorpion and sextiles daring Uranus, and
your desire to take a chance on new
endeavors accelerates. The more adven-
turous the better becomes your ,motto as
you open your door to welcome in new
experiences and events.

Nov 22nd thru Dec 21st
Positive thinking goes only so far
Sagittarius! You'll discover that wishing
for something doesn't make it a reality on
Wednesday as Mercury is quincunx your
ruler Jupiter in your sector of your mind
and imagination. Engaging in optimistic
visions won't bring you a picture perfect
life, remember. Friday you'll begin an in-
depth investigation of all the various reli-
gious and spiritual belief systems there
are available to you. You'll ask many
questions of the Universe, as your philo-
sophical side kicks in.

Dec 22nd thru Jan 19th
You are a master of self-control
Capricorn. However, you'll resemble a
pot that's been left to boil over by the
weekend, as pressure mounts for you
during the week. You'll begin to experi-
ence stress-related physical ailments on
Tuesday, as Mars in Gemini in your sec-
tor of health is quincunx Pluto in
Capricorn. You may decide to practice
yoga or meditation or work out your ten-
sion at your local gym. Saturday a per-
plexing issue with a family member
pops up.

4, Jan 20th thrp Feb 18th
Aquarius, this week your ability to com-
municate effectively with others will be
stymied. You'll discover that your asso-
ciates misunderstand what you say on
Wednesday as Mercury, the planet of
self-expression, is quincunx Jupiter and
Neptune in Aquarius in your sector of
self. Wait to have serious discussions
with your companions. You'll be called
to the aid of someone you know on
Saturday, so maintain a flexible schedule
this weekend. Once the dust settles, ask
your associate to behave more responsi-

.. Feb 19th thru March 20th
This week you'll become very fixed
in the way you approach your life.
agenda Pisces. Thanks to your dual-
istic Zodiac Sign of the Fish, you
usually enjoy the sense that you are
swimming in swirling water. Wise
Mercury enters pragmatic Leo and
your sector of daily activities on
Friday, and you'll want to stick to
your comfort zone. Saturday you'll
experience a strong flash of insight.
Remember to follow your hunches
and listen to your sixth sense over

the weekend.

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Jacksonville Sheiffs Officer'Q #1 and
Officer #2 were transporting the suspect
to the Duval County Jail, while in route
to the jail, the suspect spat on Officer
#1's neck through the cage inside the
patrol vehicle.
Officer #1 was riding in the passenger
seat of the patrol vehicle. The suspect
had already shown a propensity for vio-
lent and unruly behavior. Office #2
observed spit on Officer 1's uniform.
They pulled to the side oftfie 'oad to
place a spit mask on the suspect. The
suspect ,was' placed in the patrol car
handcuffed with his hands behind his
back before being transported to jail
Officer #1 attempted to take the suspect
out of the patrol vehicle. The suspect
began kicking and preventing him from
taking him out of the t vehicle. Officer
then called for assistance in controlling
the suspect. Officer then had to use O.C.
Spray on the suspect in order to get him
in control enough so that he could be
removed from the vehicle, so he would
not kick officers while being removed
from the vehicle.
Officers took the suspect out of the
backseat of the patrol vehicle and
placed him on the ground. They placed
a spit mask on the suspect and placed
the suspect in shackles. The suspect was,
,The suspect's eyes were rinsed with
water and the patrol vehicle's windows
were rolled down for him to receive air.
The suspect was advised of his constitu-
tional rights. The suspect stated 'Tm
going to **** someone up that looks
like ya'll". The suspect was placed
under arrest for this charge and trans-
ported to the PTDF.


Officer wps dispatched, to 7.816
Southside Blvd. (Chase Oaks Apts.) in
reference to a mischief.
Upon arrival, he met with (Victim #1)
and (Victim #2). Victim #1 stated on the

approached Victim #1 and she stated the
suspect was in her bathroom. As Officer
entered the home, the suspect was walk-
,ing out of the bathroom. The suspect
was then taken into custody.
Post Miranda, the suspect admitted to
kicking in the door and entering the res-
idence in an attempt to locate his fiance.
Suspect was treated for the lacerations
to his head and face which he sustained
frpm a domestic battery incident involv-
ing his fiance. The Suspect was trans-
ported to Shands Hospital to receive
medical attention to his lacerations and
wvas absentee booked. Case cleared by
Arrest Patrol.


Officer observed the listed vehicle trav-
eling north on the 1000 block of N.
Edgewood Ave. with no tag light. He
conducted traffic stop upon the listed
vehicle. As he made contact with the
driver he observed that driver was not
wearing his, seat belt and smelled a
strong odor of marijuana coming from
the vehicle. Officer asked the driver if
there was anything illegal in the' listed
vehicle and if he could search it. The
driver advised that he could search the
listed vehicle and that there were two
small baggies of marijuana in the glove
compartment of the 'listed vehicle,
:Officer detained the driver/suspect and
advised him of his rights per Miranda.
As Officer .was escorting the suspect
back to the patrol vehicle he advised
that there was also a firearm underneath
the driver seat of the listed vehicle.
A search of the listed vehicle by Officer
D.A. revealed two small baggies of
marijuana in the glove compartment of
th'e listed vehicle and a firearm under-
neath the driver seat of the listed vehicle
readily available and chambered with
six rounds. Officer took possession of
the firearm, six rounds, and the two bag-
gies of marijuana and placed them into
the property room.
Post Miranda officer questioned the sus-
pect about the firearm. Police asked the
suspect when and where did he get the
gun? The suspect advised that he found
it at the intersection of 8th and Myrtle
Ave. while.,he was walking to the store
two weeks ago. He asked the suspect
what is the make, model, and caliber of

listed date and time, she was woken up .the gun? The suspect advised that he

by a loud boom at which time she went
downstairs and discovered Ladeldrick
Young (suspect) inside her residence.
Victim# 1 stated that the suspect was
irate and said he was looking for his
fiance as they had been arguing. Victim
#2 provided the same accounts of this
incident. Both Victim# 1 and Victim# 2
advised that the suspect is their neigh-
As Officer approached the residence, he
observed the victim's front door kicked
open with damage to the frame. He

only knows that it is a .25 caliber.
Officer asked the suspect when was the
last time he shot the gun? The suspect
advised that he never shot the gun. He
asked the suspect, "Who else knows
that the gun is yours"? The suspect
advised that his mom knows that he has
the gun.
A check of the firearm through N.C.I.C.
revealed that the firearm was not stolen.
The suspect was then transported to the

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By Mike Bonts
Sports Editor
The Jacksonville Dixie Blues are onl\ one
win away from playing for another national
women's full-contact football title. They over-
powered the Austin Outlaws 55-14 in Bolles
Stadium Saturday night in a Regional
Championship Playoff game.
Rocky Brown ran for one of her several
TDs within the first minute of play and the
Dixie Blues never looked back. They led 48-0
at the end of the third quarter. Elusive running
back Ishikia Lay also scored multiple times to
help seal the victory
The blues defense, led by Mercedes Smith,
held Austin scoreless until the final minutes of
the game.
The Dixie Blues now meet St. Louis on
July 25 for a chance to play in the Women's
Football Alliance National Championship in
New Orleans on Aug. 15. The winner will play
the winner of the other semifinal between
Philadelphia Liberty Belles and the Western
Michigan Mayhem.
The St. Louis SLAM advanced in the 2009
WFA playoffs on Saturday with a 30-12 first
round win over the Las Vegas Showgirlz.
The Showgirlz kept it close through three
quarters before the SLAM began to pull away.
WFA NOTEBOOK: Two more Florida
teams will be nlavinm next season according to

the WFA. The Tampa BaN\ Admirals aie sister \i .
team to the Florida Thunder Professional
Minor League Football Team that competes in ,
the Florida Football Alliance. The Central '
Florida Anarchy will also play in 2010. The
Anarchy will play their home games in East
The Jacksonville Knights minor league -.
football team will hold their First Annual Free
Youth Camp this Saturday. The camp is open The Jacksonville Dixie Blues overpowered the Austin Outlaws by a final
score of 55-14 at Bolles Stadium Saturday night in a regional championship
to all kids ages 5-15 years old. The Camp will playoffgame. (Florida Star photo by Nancy Beecher)
be held at North Jax Sports Association.
Registration starts at 9 AM Saturday July 19th, ,
and the camps start at 10:30 AM. Call. /
352.5044 for more information. :
Jacksonville University basketball legend
Vaughn Wedeking passed away Friday after a
lengthy illness at the age of 60. A native of ,. .. .....
Harrison, Ind., Wedeking was a star at JU one "
of the leaders along with Artis Gilmore and
Pembroke Burrows of the Dolphins run to the
national championship game in 1970.
Jacksonville's Rocky Brown ran for a touch-
down within the first minute of play and the Dixie
Blues never looked back. (Florida Star photo by ,
Nancy Beecher) : ..


With the introduction of two new ticket packages -
Half-Packs and Value-Packs the Jaguars are offering
more affordability and more flexibility in an effort to
make Jaguars football something that everyone can
experience this season. Both the Half-Packs and Value-
Packs are available immediately.
Jaguars fans can get the same great game day expe-
rience for half the price by purchasing a Jaguars "Half-
Pack" when buying tickets. There are two choices of
Half-Packs available the Teal Pack and the Black
Pack as described below each of which are made up
of five home games from the 2009 schedule and each
securing the same seat for each of the five games.
The Half-Pack tickets start at just $200 for five
games. The Half-Pack is being made available with a
two-month payment plan when paid with a credit card
or debit card.
Of the two Half-Packs, the "Teal-Pack" includes
games against Indianapolis, Tampa Bay, Arizona, St.
Louis and Buffalo. The "Black-Pack" is made up of
the home games .against Miami, Washington,
Tennessee, Kansas City and Houston. Half-Packs are
available in the general bowl and in select sections of
the Touchdown Club.
The "Teal Pack" from $200 The "Black Pack" from
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Sat, Aug 22, 7:30 pm
Washington Redskins Thurs Sept 3, 7:30,pm
Arizona Cardinals Sun, Sept 20, 1:00 pm Tennessee
Titans Sun, Oct 4, 1:00 pm
St. Louis Rams Sun, Oct 18, 1:00 pm Kansas City
Chiefs Sun, Nov 8, 1:00 pm
Buffalo Bills Sun, Nov 22, 1:00 pm Houston
Texans Sun, Dec 6, 1:00 pm
Indianapolis Colts Thurs, Dec 17, 8:20 pm Miami
Dolphins Sun, Dec 13, 1:00 pm
The Jaguars are also introducing the option of pick-
ing up a 4-seat "Value-Pack" for any single game
ahead of single-game tickets going on sale August 1st.
The Value-Pack, which starts at $50 per seat (the reg-
ular single-game price), includes a free meal deal with
every ticket. The free meal includes a hot dog, soft
drink and popcorn.
Season ticket packages are also still available and
start at $390 for all 10 home games. Season tickets can
be purchased in full, or fans can take advantage of the
current three-month payment option. Fans can pur-
chase 2009 Half-Packs or Value-Packs by going to
www.jaguars.com or calling the Jaguars ticket office at
(904) 633-2000 (option 2).

Fielder is MLB All Star Home Run King

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MLB All-Star Prince Fielder is crowned Home Run King wearing Franklin Batting Gloves during Monday's',
Home Run Derby at Busch Stadium. (Getty Images). (PRNewsFoto/Franklin Sports, Getty
The Florida Star
New York's Mariano Rivera surpassed Dennis Eckersley for the most saves in All-Star Game history, closing the
door for the fourth time as the American League used a late Adam Jones sacrifice fly to down the National League, 4-
3, extending its unbeaten streak to 13 games.
Jones' eighth-inning sacrifice fly to right plated Detroit's Curtis Granderson, who tripled off the base of the left-
field fence earlier in the inning.
The American League is now 12-0-1 in the last 13 Mid-Summer Classics, and the AL champion will have home
field in the World Series. The American League's unbeaten streak is the longest in the game's history, surpassing the
Senior. Circuit's 11-game run from 1972-1982.
The AL's last loss was a 6-0 decision at Philadelphia's Veterans Stadium in 1996.
Milwaukee Brewers' first basemen Prince Fielder awed the crowd at Busch Stadium in St. Louis when he hit 23
homeruns, including launching a 503 foot blast, to win the State Farm Home Run Derby
Fielder captured the Home Run Derby Crown wearing Franklin's new innovative Neo-Classic batting glove that
will be available in stores in 2010. The new Franklin batting gloves feature new leather technology from Pittards of
England, and an innovative design that significantly enhances the fit, feel and performance for pros and players of all
ability levels.
For Franklin Sports, the leading name in Batting Gloves and the Official Batting Glove of Major League Baseball,
it marked their second consecutive Home Run Derby Championship. In 2008, Minnesota Twins first basemen, Justin
Momeau hit 22 homeruns in Yankee Stadium wearing Franklin Batting Gloves.
"We would like to congratulate Prince Fielder on his Home Run Derby title. The new Franklin line offers the best
fitting, best performing gloves Franklin has ever made," said Larry J. Franklin, President of Franklin Sports.
The Jacksonville Suns are back in action from the All-Star break.
The Suns face the Ryne Sandberg-led Tennessee Smokies, the Double AAffiliate of the Chicago Cubs the Baseball
Grounds for five games through Sunday.
Throughout the homdstand the Suns and Winn-Dixie will be partnering in a special food drive to benefit the
Second Harvest Food Bank, donate a canned good or non-perishable item.

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PAG July 18

The Star


What happened to GA LA -CAR of
Downtown? What or who is GA LA CAR?
GA LA CAR was before its time. GA LA -
CAR of Downtown was a place where you could get
your hair done, have a facial, get a make over,get a
spray of perfume, pick out a designer outfit and be on
your wayand-sometime see a fashion show. I came
here in 1989 with a vision of owning a one stop shop
thatsuited the styles of classy old school women. I
loved serving in thedowntown area because I am a city
girl. In efforts to stay downtown, I've endured a fire,
flood, construction, burglary, parking and muchmore.
My goal is to help career women with there beauty
needs. Time is of the essence. The more things you can
take care of in one place, the better. My downtown
experience was bitter-sweet. I felt like the "Woman in
the Middle". Although I had many obstacles, I consid-
ered being the "Woman in the Middle" as the forbid-
den fruit obstacle. It inappropriate to call it because no
one wants to hear about it. Being the "Woman in the
Middle can be especially challenging if you are a black
woman in business for yourself. I often sat and won-
dered how or why -I should continue my business. I
feel that black people hesitate to support one another.
It seems as though we feel more comfortable support-
ing other nationalities. The hurting thing is that we
will purchase clothing from stores who do not support
us, or from stores that we know that after one wash the
clothes are not going to last. Often I've witnessed
Caucasian people looking into my window and if they


The Nation's 1st
Historically Black
Colleges and
Universities' National
Choir 2nd Annual
Performance Salute to
National HBCU Week
on Sunday, August 30,
2009 5:30 P.M.
with Mr. Tom
Joyner, Event Host

105 Selected
Student Talented"
Voices 2009 Choir
STUDENT CHOIR Representing the 105 HISTORI-
(HBCUs) "Lifting Voices for Health, Leadership,
Diversity and Economic Empowerment"
Renowned HBCU Guest Artist, Take 6
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This unprecedented partnership with The
Kennedy Center Voices of the Nation's Historically
Black College and Universities (HBCUs) led by some

see me, a black woman, then they would act as if they
were not looking in. If I dare to come out and offer
them a card, they would turn it down and they polite-
ly say no thank-you. There were occasions that my
children attempted to give a card or flyer and they
would be turned down too. One of my children asked
me if we had to be white for them to patronize us.
Though not bitter I still like a downtown atmosphere.
On May 31, 2009 I felt like Tina Turner. I am one of
the last black owned businesses, located in the heart of
downtown Jacksonville and the first black woman to
have a picture in the telephone book under salon sub-
title. No where to go and I didn't know what to do.
That was the last day that my business was going to be
downtown. This was one of the hardest transitions
I've experienced. I was given the suggestion of the
Johnson Family Flea Market. With few choices, I took
it. They received me we and allowed me to move in
reasonably and get adjusted. What were people going
to say or think? Most comments have been very
encouraging. They like free parking. There was only
one hurtful comment made by a
prominent person of our commu-
nity. She stated that "she's not
getting her hair done in no flea
market". It is my hope to restore,
revive, and rejuvenate as Ooh la
la GA LA CAR as we offer all
people the same level of care,
quality and privacy at, Johnson
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135. For further information visit
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Concert Hall stage.
'This electrifying event will showcase the some
of the most talented singers from the HBCUs present-
ing an American legacy grounded in African-American
culture. To complement the choir performances, there
will be stunning featured solos.
We are especially excited that the Colleges and
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Strategic partnerships will support the long-
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"A Strong Drive"
I may have to dive
So that I could arrive
Because I won't be deprived
For I will survive
I still have a strong drive
Although some think I should not try.
I look back and hope not to cry
So I may drive by downtown and try to fly
Some look at the building and say my, my
Some may say I wish I'd try to buy
Because it's hard to be in the middle
when some Caucasians think your not right
And some Blacks think that your wack
It's hard not to pay attention to all the flack
Now it's a new day and I'm here like a star
I'm galacar and with you I will go far.

I will like to submit another one on the topic of
Summer School soon.

throughout the country.
2009 HBCU Kennedy Center National
Honorary Chairs, Dr. Louis Sullivan, Founder,
President Emeritus Morehouse School of Medicine
and Chair, White House Initiative on HBCUs, Mr.
Floyd Green, Director of Community Relations Aetna
Inc. Ms. Phylicia Rashad, Renowned Actress and
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Everyone knows the "3Rs" of ll lI
education reading, writing and arith- A
metic but few are aware that a
fourth R has been added to the mix:
retrieval skills.
Also known as Locating
Information, retrieval skills are what S
people use when they locate, ana-
lyze, and use information from charts,
graphs, tables, forms, diagrams, Ut
maps, and other material in the work-
place. Being able to locate informa-
tion is a basic requirement for today's
workforce. In fact, businesses say the
ability to locate information is one of
the most important skills they look for
as they hire new employees.
You might be wondering what this
information has to do with your edu-
cation. The answer is everything. The
4Rs of education isn't just an expres-
sion it's a roadmap to academic
and workforce success.
Each of the 4Rs plays an impor-
tant role in your future. Here's why:
ACT's "Ready for College and
Ready for Work: Same or Different?"
study found that high school students
who enter workforce training pro- *FE
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demic skills similar to those needed W .OT L
by students entering college. The lev-
els of math and reading skills needed for success in the first
year of college are comparable to those needed by high school
graduates who plan to enter a vocational training program.
-According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 80 percent of
the fastest-growing jobs in the United States require some train-
ing after high school and many of these jobs require a strong
basis in math and science.
In a survey of 402 companies, executives identified writ-
ing as the most valued skill required in their businesses given
that their employees sped an average of 30 percent of their
day writing.
While the need for knowledge in the 4Rs is clear, there's
also proof that many prospective employees aren't prepared for
the challenges today's businesses face. An American
Management Association survey of midsized and larger busi-
nesses found that 38 percent of job applicants taking employer-
administered tests lacked the reading and math skills needed in
the jobs for which they applied. Another recent survey found
that 22 percent of hourly employees weren't able to read and
translate drawings, diagrams, and flow charts.
So, how do you ensure that you will leave school prepared
for the future? Remember the importance and practicality of the
4Rs. Take courses that will challenge your thinking and expand
your abilities. Make reading and writing a part of everyday life.
Learn more about the skills required in professions you have an
interest in and begin building on those skills today.
Your teen can learn about various jobs and skills require-
ments at www.workkeys.org. Notice the higher-level reading,
math and science skills needed for high-paying, high-demand
Businesses and employers need rising requirements for
reading, writing, and math skills in today's workplaces.
Likewise, they also need workers who have the ability to locate
and analyze information from various sources. Business lead-
ers agree that job candidates who achieve highly in these skills
are in the best position to be hired and later promoted.
'R' you ready?
Rose Rennekamp is the vice president of communications
for ACT. She is a mom and has a master's of education in guid-
ance and counseling. For more college and career-planning
information, visit www.actstudent.org. Have a question you
want answered in a future column? Send a letter to this news-
paper or e-mail Rose at AskRose@act.org.

"The Spike"
City of Jacksonville and Safe Harbor Boys Home Artificial Reef Project
Photo Courtesy of COJ

Using a 250 ton crane donated by WW Gay, The Spike was returned to the St.
Johns River, moved from its current location at Safe Harbor Boys Home.
Final lift begin at 8:00 AM on July 15, Wednesday at 4772 Safe Harbor Way
behind Blount Island.
TOW AND SINK PLAN: Prepared by Dana Morton City of Jacksonville Project
Officer and Artificial Reef Coordinator.
Built in 1966, the construction tender Spike's measurements are: length 75',
beam 22', draft 4' and a displacement of 145 tons. The Spike was originally assigned to
Mayport Beach, Florida where she served approximately 20 years. In 1986 the US Coast
Guard the decommissioned construction tender "Spike". After decommissioning the
Spike was estimated to displace 100 tons. In 1989 the Coast Guard released the Spike
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Florida. The Spike has a sister ship the "Hammer" still serving in Mayport as a construc-
tion tender.
After nearly 20 years at Safe Harbor Boys Home, the Spike has outlived its use-
ful purpose for the organization. Safe Harbor Boys Home decided to donate the Spike
to the City of Jacksonville to become the first artificial reef deployment under the recent-
ly issued artificial reef permits.
The City of Jacksonville scuttled the Spike within the ACOE permitted artificial
reef area known as "Harm's Ledge" approximately 26 nautical miles east of the St. Johns
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You are hereby notified that the Goergia Department of Human Resources, acting through
the Carroll County Department of Family and Child Services, has filed the above and fore-
going Petition in the Juvenile Court of Carroll County, Georgia, seeking to have a hearing
on Deprivation for the minor child named above. The consequences of relief requested by
the Petitioner are set forth in detail by the Petition and a copy of that Petition may be
obtained at the Clerk of Court's office at 166-B Independence Drive, Carrollton or by con-
tact the attorney for the Petitioner, who is T. Michael Flinn, 402 Taner Street, Carrollton,
Georgia 30117, telephone number (770) 832-0300.
You are further notified that this Deprivation Petition for the minor child was filed on the 29th
day of April. 2009. The court signed an Order authorizing service by publication on the 23rd
day of June, 2009. In the event you wish to contest or oppose the relief sought in this
Petition, you are directed and required to file an Answer with the Clerk of Juvenile Court of
Carroll County, Georgia. within sixty (60) days of the date of the order For Service By
Publication as set forth above.
You are further notified that If you wish to contest or oppose the relief set forth in the
Petition, you are requried to be and appear in said Juvenile Court of Carroll County,
Georgia at 166-B Independence Drive, Carrollton, Georgia on the 25th day of August, 2009
at 10:00 a.m. to show cause why the relief of said Petition should not be granted.
You are further notified that you are entitled to counsel in these proceedings to be held at
the place, date and time Identified herein and If you are unable, without undue financial
hardship, to employ such counsel, the Court will annoint counsel to represent you.
SO ORDERED, the 23rd day of June, 23, 2009.

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