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Florida star
Uniform Title:
Florida star (Jacksonville, Fla.)
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Florida star news
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v. : ill. ; 58 cm.
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Jacksonville Fla
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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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Maurice Lyons, met his wife as
his anger management teacher
after prison.

Mel Gibson, actor. Former
wife said he did not abuse
she and their 7 children.

If you watch or listen to the news, you can't get over the
verbal and physical abuse heard on the tapes showing Mel
Gibson, an actor that many admired, in wild tirades against the
mother of his daughter, Oksana Gregorieva.
Most abusive tirades are never heard by the general public but
this one reached across abuse of women and also included hate
for men of color.
After hearing at least a week of Gibson, a marriage counselor
from Cleveland was stabbed to death by her estranged hus-
band. It was reported that this stabbing death was possibly Tonya Hunter, Shantell Walker of
Marriage Counselor, Jacksonville, preg-
done in front of her four-year-old son. Maurice Lyons was stabbed to death nant; shot to death.
arrested Monday after his estranged wife, Tonya Hunter, was
found in the garage behind her home. When police found her son, he told them that his mother had been
stabbed. Lyons had a police record. He met the marriage counselor who was working on her Ph.D. when
he was sent to her for a course in anger management. They were later married but, she had filed charges
against him for abuse and had already filed for a divorce. There was a warrant out for his arrest because
of the domestic violence and because he had violated his probation by not wearing an ankle monitor device

and testing positive for narcotics.
It is not known at the time of this report, who actually shot into the Springfield area home of Shantel Walker. Shantel had recently learned that she was pregnant with her
sixth child. She was sleeping on the couch when someone shot into the home. It is believed that Shantel knew the shooter. Someone did see a car Domestic A-7

New York Awards $7

Million in Bell's Case
The city of New York
reached a settlement in the
shootingdeath of SeancBell
by New York policemen.
The Sean Bell estate will
receive $3.5 million and
the remainder will go to the
families of Joseph Guzman
and Trent Benefield, who
Nicole and Sean Bell were with Bell when he
was killed the night before
his wedding in 2006.
Three of the five officers involved in the 50 bullets
shot at Bell and his friends, were acquitted of
manslaughter in 2008. The officers all said that they
shot the 50 rounds because they believed that Bell and
his friends were armed. Neither of the men had guns.
Even though Sean was shot the early morning before
their wedding, the wedding went on. Nicole Bell said
that on the day of the shooting, she lost the father of her
daughters and her best friend.
Rev. Al Sharpton and the National Action Network
led the battle to seek justice for those involved.

Florida's Tax Amnesty
Pay Overdue Taxes and Save
Yes, you are reading this right. Florida taxpayers
who owe unpaid state taxes can save money and clear
up tax liabilities by going online to learn more about
Florida's 2010 tax amnesty beginning July 1 and run-
ning through September 30. Tax amnesty information,
including a Tax Information Publication and Tax
Amnesty Agreement form, are available on Revenue's
website at www. myflorida. com/dor/amnesty.
By taking advantage of Florida's tax amnesty period,
taxpayers can significantly reduce the interest that is
due, up to 50 percent and pay no penalty.
Taxpayers who identify a tax liability unknown to
Revenue will be required to pay only half as much
interest as they would if DOR found the unpaid tax
later. If DOR already identified the tax liability in a
bill, jeopardy assessment, or other assessment, or had
already scheduled an audit, the taxpayer is eligible for
a one-fourth reduction in interest charge. In addition,
taxpayers will receive a complete waiver of penalty
under tax amnesty.
You and your business are eligible if your liability for
tax, penalty or interest was due on or before June 30,
2010. You are also eligible if you are not under inves-
tigation or been convicted for Florida revenue law.

Iota Phi Theta Founder Passes

Elias Augustus Dorsey Jr.

enrollment at the college.
September 19, 1963.

Elias Augustus Dorsey Jr.,
one of the 12 founders of
Iota Phi Theta Fraternity,
Inc., passed away on July
26, 2010 from complica-
tions related to pancreatic
cancer. He was 69.
The Morgan State
University alumnus, joined
with eleven others and
founded Iota Phi Theta on
the third year after his
Iota Phi Theta was started

Mcintosh County and D. C.
Loses a 'Great One'
Joann Hutcherson, passed
on July 18, 2010 while at
Washington Hospital
Joann was born on
December 9, 1954 to Willie
and Mary Jo Hutcherson in
Carneghan, GA. She
Joann Hutcherson received her education at
McIntosh County
Academy and moved to Washington, D.C. where she
worked with the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation)
for thirty years. She leaves to cherish her memory, her
parents, a devoted son, six siblings, grandchildren,
great-grandchildren and a host of family and friends.
Brian McKnight Off the Hook
for Child Support in Florida
Brian McKnight was
accused of being the father
of a 14-year-old boy in
Florida. A judge then
ordered McKnight to pay
$341,640 in back child sup-
port to Miriam Lee, who
said that her son was born
after a brief relationship
with the R&B singer.
# Attorneys representing
McKnight said that the Florida ruling was made in
default because the singer was not present when the
ruling was made and that he should be given the oppor-
tunity to see if he really was the father.
A DNA test was then given, and it was learned that
McKnight was not the father no payment due!

Tiger Woods Loses $22 Million
Tiger Woods lost $22 million in
endorsements so far. Is this one
of the reasons his wife is asking
so much for their divorce settle-
Of course Forbes Magazine list-
ed Woods pre-tax income in
2009 at approximately $110 mil-
lion. This amount includes %
endorsements, prize winnings at Tiger Woods
I & Tiger Woods
tournaments and overseas
appearance fees.
Sports Illustrated reported that Woods has made more
than $90 million so far during the past 12 months.
When you read or hear that, it is not that bad having to
lose $22 million since he is still 'way up there.'

Jax's Air Force Lt. Colonel Retires
After completing 29
years of military
Y, -service, Lieutenant
Colonel Felice M.
Franklin sat as she
enjoyed a retirement
ceremony in her
honor on Saturday at
Lt. Colonel Felice M. Franklin the 125th Fighter
Photo by Greg Miller Wing Dining
Facility in
Jacksonville. She held many positions in the Florida
Army National Guard and also worked for the City of
Jacksonville as Chief of Business Development.
Lt. Colonel Franklin, who'is a licensed private pilot,
has been very active in this community, and is co-
founder of the reading group, P.R.I.D.E. (People
Reading for Inspiration, Discussion and Enjoyment.
500,000 Female Condoms
Passed Out in Washington, D.C.
A group in Washington, D. C. sits on the streets
behind a table filled with bowls of flavored condoms
and safer sex pamphlets, calling to women passing,
"Come check out my table. Don't be scared."
The objective of the group is to allow women the
opportunity to take a step to help fight HIV.
The female condoms are being sold in all of the city's
CVS drug stores. It is a flexible pouch that is wider
than a male condom but similar in length. Instructions
are given in beauty salons, barber shops, churches and
Black women has the largest percentage of HIV in the
United States, the reason for the condoms and the front
page story.

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Mayor Peyton On His Presented Budget

Recently, I presented to the Jacksonville City Council the final budget of
my administration. It was the most challenging budget process I've expe-
rienced and reflects the unforgiving financial climate through which we
are all navigating.

i My proposed budget does include cuts throughout city government. For
the first time since Consolidation, every executive department's budget -
even public safety is lower than the previous year. These decisions, par-
.- ticularly those affecting services and employees, are not ones I take light-
ly. Regardless of ongoing financial pressures, the residents of this city
depend on local government to provide core services. That's why my pro-
posed budget includes a three-part plan to ensure Jacksonville's long-term
sustainability: reducing employee-related costs, continuing to make operational cuts and responsibly managing
our revenue.

Reducing the government's size and spending are a large part of balancing this year's budget, as it has been near-
ly every year in my time as mayor. This year we've cut another $22 million in operating costs from the budget.
And, as discussions continue with our unions, we may be able to save even more money by bringing down
employee and pension costs.

Our challenge now is to continue to provide critical services even when revenues are dwindling. The recession,
and the resulting decreasing tax revenue, has handed us a $45 million loss to our general fund. Without the rev-
enue neutral millage rate I proposed, we will be forced to cut another $45 million from the upcoming budget.
Those cuts could cripple our ability to provide critical services.

Unlike the private sector, government must continue to operate regardless of revenue. No matter the state of the
economy, basic services must be delivered. The grass continues to grow in our right-of-ways and potholes still
need to be fixed. And, no matter the state of the economy, public safety requirements must be met.

As we work to finalize this year's budget, I ask residents of this community to decide what kind of city we want
Jacksonville to be. Jacksonville has always been a place of great potential, and if we want that to remain true, we
must continue to invest responsibly in its future.

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I recently viewed a story on Channel 4 news. They crunched the numbers on
violent crime in Jacksonville. The most violent neighborhood in town turned out to be
my old neighborhood.
The Durkeeville area of town has become the worst part of town for crime. Now,
how this came to pass is not a mystery to me. I have my own suspicions on how it may
have happened.
What ever has taken place to turn this neighborhood into war zone needs to be
stopped. This I am sure we can all agree on. One certain solution that I have come up
with, is the appointment of Ex Sheriff Nat Glover to the position of President of Edward
Waters College in that neighborhood.
He was asked to step in when the previous president stepped down. I strongly
believe that this should be a permanent position for him. He would add a certain police
presence to the area that would be respected by the students, alumni, and surrounding
neighbors of the school.
This alone should act as a crime deterrent to the immediate area. The very area
that Channel 4 listed as being dangerous. I spoke out at the school board meetings
against the violence that plagued Jean R4bault Sr. High School during last years FCAT
Our children cannot concentrate on learning with gun play in their halls.
Hopefully they as well will be able to quell the violent distractions that could keep the
children from learning. We need people like Nat Olover to do this in our communities.
We need all the help we can get to get our children's education back on track.
With the school budget deficits, and the failing schools in our town our children's futures
are in peril on several different levels. This is why I think that Edward Waters College
should retain Nat Glover's services as president.
It would be the perfect antidote for what is ailing that part of town.

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Faith In Our Community
Schedule of Events and Services

the Florida General Baptist Convention is having a
musical at the Greater Israel United Missionary Baptist
Church on Friday, August 13, 2010. The church is locat-
ed at 6901 N. Main St. The program will promptly
begin at 7 pm.
Jackson, Sr will host thier annual Friends and Family
Celebrations Sunday, August 8, 15 and 22, 2010. The
church is located at 1953 West 9th St.
will present its 10th Annual Breast Cancer Symposium
and Luncheon on Saturday, August 14, 2010 from 8 am
to 1:30 pm at the Omni Jacksonville Hotel. For more
information call (904) 757-6622
hosting their Annual Back to School Health Fair and
School Supply Give Away August 7, 2010. The church
will like to give away 150 backpacks filled with school
supplies. For more information call (904) 382-3429
EPISCOPAL CHURCH will be hosting their week
long Praise Party August 9-13. There will be Vacation
Bible School If you are interested in displaying talent
for the Lord or want more information call (904) 354-
ST. AUGUSTINE will lead a prayer service commem-
orating World Breastfeeding Week that takes place
August 1-7. The 11 am prayer service will be Saturday,
August 7, 2010 at Rustic Altar on the grounds of
Mission Nombre is Dios.
INGSTON COLLEGE announce the 2nd Annual
Black College Football commemorative Classic and
Collaborative initiative Addressing the Black/Minority
Male Crisis in America. The football classic will take
place November 6, 2010. The Black and Minority
Males conference will be November 4 and 5. For more
informationemail atysonjett@bandcassociates.
THE HIGH MUSEUM OF ART invites the public to
preview Dali, The Late Work exhibit, Tuesday, August
3, 2010. Coffee/tea and light breakfast will be served.
For more information call (404) 733-4585.
present Weather or Not August 24 at 2 pm. Kids will
watch MOSH Educators make a cloud right before their
eyes and watch as they replicate a storm front.
THE FLAGLER COUNTY NAACP is sponsoring the
Jacqueline A. Browne Memorial Golf Tournament, a
four-person scramble, on August 7 at the Pine Course at
the Grand Club, 400 Pine Lakes Parkway
North.Registration begins at 7 a.m., shotgun start at 8
a.m. The $75 entry fee includes green and car fees,
awards, breakfast and a luncheon. For more information
at 386-437-5082

TPC SAWGRASS will be hosting Summer Swing on
August 18. Golfers will be able to play nine holes on
Dye's Valley before heading back to TPC Sawgrass
Clubhouse for lawn games, live music and barbecue.
For more information call (904) 273-3235.
WINN-DIXIE will host a free cholesterol and diabetes
screening August 10 from 12 pm -5 pm. The location
for the health fair will be at 3260 Hwy 7 Green Cap
Spring Fl., For more information call (800) 713-3301
CENTER'S Annual "Staying Alive" Disco ball will be
September 25, 2010 at 6:30 pm. This event is a charity
fundraiser. It will be at 5 points Theater, 1028 Park
Street, Jacksonville Fl. There will be free food and
RESTAURANT will be extending their run of their
dinner murder mystery, Murder in the Olde City. The
new dates include August 19, August 27 and September
3. All performances being with dinner at 7 pm and the
show at 8 pin. For more information call (904) 819-
ing the general public how to make confetti paper jelly.
The cost for the class is $20 dollars and the class starts
August 7 from 9 am to 12 noon.
DOWNTOWN OPERATIONS will have a meeting
Tuesday, August 3 at 9:30 am in the Main Library room
64. The meetings are for stakeholders to learn about
whats happening in the downtown area including safe-
ty, events, traffic and development related issues.
will participate in a club wide dance off July 31, 2010
in celebration of the first National Dance Day. This
event is open to the public. For more information long
on to www.lff.com

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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. f
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 ........................ 8:30 p.m.
"Glory Hour" Bible Study .................. .... .. 10:00 a.m.
"Jehovah Jireh" 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 .
M morning W orship........................................ .................................. 11:00 a.m .
Tuesday............................................. Prayer Meeting & Bible Study,7:00 p.m.
Thursday .............................................. ..................... Joy N ight,7:00 p.m .
"Email: Gospell75@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

Paynes ChapelA.M.E. Church
2200 Albany Street, P.O. Box 759, Brunswick, GA 31520
(912) 261-9555
Rev. Richard Hutcherson, Pastor
Worship Opportunities:
Sunday Church School
"A Life Changing Experience"..... 9:15 10:55 a.m.
Morning Worship Service ............. 11:00 a.m.
Church at Study (Weekly Bible Study)
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Socially Speaking
By Betty Asque Davis / Photos by J. Carl Davis, Sr.
k"W-(nlessothe~rwise specifiedf)
"There's Always Somxething Happening On The First Coast"
The Dog Days of Summer
When I made my daily morning call A,
to my Mother earlier this \eek. she
reminded me ofa smuner reference that
I had long forgotten. NyI ancestors
always followed the Farmer's Almanac
for many things besides planting. There TH SOR o
were to be no surgical proceeding -
planned as healing\\ was slow or imipossi-
ble during 'Dog Days'. etc. etc. etc I .
remember mi\ late Grandmother remind- ,. ,
ing her grandchildren, during our annual
summer visits, of the man\ precautions,
to take during "Dog Da\s'. Of course I
always associated the period %\ith an
actual dog. Toda\. I thought I would
check out Mhat, 'Dog Days' \\ere all
check out hat *lDog Daysi a ere all Black History Month Creators Mesdames Clovia Russell and Dr Brenda Robinson
about. The Encyclopedia Britannica Simmons
states: 'Dog Days' are periods of
exceptionally hot and humid weather Mrs. Naomi Briggs, Vie Liedo Ladies Club
thatofte ocur i Jul, AgustandMrs. Naomi Briggs, Ke Liedo Ladies Club
that often occur in July, August, and President
early September in the northern temper-
ate latitudes. The name originated with
the ancient Greeks, Romans, and
Egyptians; they believed that Sirius, the
Dog Star, which rises simultaneously -
with the Sun during this time of the year,
added its heat to the Sun's and thereby
caused the hot weather. Their belief that
dogs were subject to spells of madness at
this time also may have contributed to
the name."
Well we do know that it is hot and
we are listless during this period. With Congresswoman Corrine Brown with friends at M.atthew i1f. Gilbert
that in mind I decided it was time for my Grand Reunion
periodic Potpourri Column. Maybe I
will make it a tradition to do Potpourri
column for the end of July. And so I
hope you enjoy viewing the collection of
Former St. Johns County School
photos from events earlier in the year. Fre t on ony Sho .
photos from events earlier in thyear. Superintendent Otis Mason with his family.

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Parties on American Beach have been in full swing
throughout the Spring and Summer Season from all
areas of this coastal community. Family gatherings
galore have taken place; and large groups continue to
show up for wholesome beach fun whether at the new
American Beach Community Center on the west end or
at the shore to the east and all points in this range.
$5.00 daily Permits are required for beach driving
except for Nassau County residents. You won't need
driving nor parking permits at oceanfront the six-acre
Burney Park that provides clean, spacious bath and
shower facilities with picnic pavilions and over 200
free parking spaces.
This Saturday, from 5-8 P.M the American Beach
Property Owners' Association, Inc. is presenting
"IMPACT" in a Free Jazz Concert at Burney Park.
Bring your chairs, relax and enjoy fanim, food and music
by the sea. Food is available for purchase from "Aunt
Tilly's" Restaurant.
Next month Northwestern Jr. Sr. Class of 1960 will
visit American Beach will celebrating their 50th Class
Recently Joy Lawson and a cadre of graduates of
Hampton University celebrated their golden age birth-
days at her oceanview American Beach home. Guests
poured in from Prince George County Maryland,
Washington, DC, Philadelphia, New Jersey, New York
City, Tallahassee, Charlotte and other locations along
the east coast.
By way of the Florida Tourist and Convention
Bureau, Ron Starling launched the 10th Annual
Nightsands Camp Out with a 72-Hour Extravaganza.
These long time friends pitched tents at the shoreline
and savored three glorious days and nights outdoors.


A group of Senegal and American Dancers on American


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There are cases where some children
from show-biz families wear an air of a
sense that certain things or situations natu-
rally belong to them just because! Then you
have second or third generation show-biz
children who have been groomed to know
the reality and the realness of the Hollywood
game; that name alone does not guarantee
anything. Actress Julia Pace Mitchell falls
into the latter category. Being the daughter
of actress Judy Pace and actor Don Mitchell
did not mean a cake walk for her entering
the acting field. When asked if her family sit-
uation did provide any advantage Mitchell
quickly responds, "Actually, I don't know if it
did have an advantage. I think people
expected me to be in Los Angeles, like oh
that's Judy's daughter, she's going to be just
like her. I wish I were as beautiful as she is.
But she encouraged me to go to New York
and do theatre so that I could work on my
craft away from them, if that makes sense."
And work on her craft may be an
understatement. Mitchell received her BFA in
Theatre from Howard University in
Washington, DC, then went to Oxford
University in England as an exchange stu-
dent and studied classical theatre. Upon
returning to the States, Mitchell furthered her
studies by obtaining a Masters of Fine Arts
from The National Theatre Conservatory.
Her New York tenure included Study and act-
ing with the Classical Theatre of Harlem, The
New York Hip Hop Theatre Festival and a
stand out role in the award winning
Broadway play "The, Ohio State Murders" at
The Duke Theatre on New York's famed 42nd
street. As the result of her residency study with a
Denver based Theatre Company, Mitchell toured
through several states with a string of theatre

appearances with the Oregon Shakespeare
Festival, the Kansas City Repertory and the
Arizona Repertory. Mitchell even found time to
study with the famed Groundlings Improv Group
in Los Angeles.

Mitchell did finally make her way to
TV with roles on "The Closer" (TNT);
"Cold Case" (CBS) "Law and Order"
(NBC) and others. She was rapper Big's
first baby's momma's in the movie
"Notorious" and is currently cast as Sofia
Dupre on the CBS soap "The Young and
The Restless." Mitchell also appears on
the MTV Series "The Hard Times of RJ
Berger," and in the upcoming action film
"Faster" with Dwayne "The Rock"
l- When it comes to avoiding the pit-
falls of the Hollywood social scene,
Mitchell points out, "A lot of people will
say that we're going to this party to net-
work and I've never really gotten a job
like that. It is a lot of hard work. I'm not
baggin' on actors because we have a
hard hustle, it's very difficult but when it
comes down to it, it's you in a room with
a casting director and the producer and it
comes down to the work. It always comes
back to the work no matter who you
know, no matter what you are doing; it
always comes back to what you do in that
room on that day when you audition. Now
that I'm on TV, people are calling me
more and that's funny."
When describing her role on "The
Young and The Restless," Mitchell beams
with excitement, "I'm a business woman
and an executive but I get to have a love
life also. So she's a pretty well rounded
character. I think that is exciting that they
are starting to allow a woman of power
into visibility and a woman of my statue into visi-
bility also because I'm a full figured woman. So I
think it represents a lot of American women and
not just African American women."

By Rych McCain/ feedbackrych@sbcglobal.net

Our prayers and well wishes go out to the family, friends and fans of
actor Carl Gordon, best know as the Dad on the smash hit Fox-TV sitcom
"ROC." According to the family, Gordon made his transition at his home in
Jetersville, VA. at the age of 78 due to non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma.
The Beverly Hills/Hollywood Branch of The NAACP held their Annual
2010 NAACP Theatre Awards Nominee Announcements on Monday, July
26, 2010 at The New LATC in downtown Los Angeles. Actress/comedienne
Kim Coles hosted. Their will be a two day Theatre Festival August 28th &
29th at The New LATC which will feature an opening day forum, 10-minute
plays, workshops and evening performances. The awards show will con-
clude the weekend's activities on Monday, August 30, 2010 at the famed
Director's Guild in Hollywood. For more information go the
htt://bhwdnaacptheatreawards.com or call 323-464-7616.
Film Fest:
The 6th Annual Hollyshorts Film Festival kicks off on August 6th
through 12th with star studded Panels, screenings, parties and a concluding
awards gala. You film makers (especially film school students) who can only
afford to shoot short 12 to 20 minute films or 3 minute webisodes should
seriously look into entering your projects into the Hollyshorts Fest. The big
boys are watching and do pay attention. Go to www.hollyshorts.com
The City of Houston celebrated rapper Trae The Truth's Annual "Trae
Day" on July 22, 2010. A crowd of thousands boogied and saw Trae joined
on stage by Lupe Fiasco, Young Buck, Yo Gotti, Gorilla Zoe and Young
Money signees Jae Millz and Lil Chuckee. School supplies were given out
along with health screenings and the crowd left peacefully. Look for Trae's
"Can't Ban The Truth" mixtape which drops August 24th. Our sources
informed us that Rihanna is about to do her first feature film titled
"Battleship" based on the Hasbro board game. She will join Alexander
Skarsgard (the vampire in True Blood) and Taylor Kitsch (Friday Night
It was billed as "The Hippest Trip In America!" Time Life commemo-
rates the 40th anniversary of an American Institution i.e., SOUL TRAIN! "The
Best Of Soul Train" 3-DVD set hits retail for the first time August 31, 2010.
The show influenced all segments of American society from outrageous
fashions, hip dances and the infamous soul train dance line while serving as
the launching pad for groups to become superstars and their records to
become hits. Included on this 3-DVD set are exclusive, unforgettable per-
formances by The Jackson 5, James Brown, The Isley Brothers, Marvin

Gaye, Sly & The Family Stone, Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, Smokey
Robinson, The O'Jays and many others. Soul Train founder, Don Cornelius
says, "We're extremely proud of Soul Train's innovative history and legacy,
and we look forward to sharing this with multiple generations to come." This
DVD offers a rare, insiders view of the golden era of Soul marking a classic
time and place which can never be duplicated. As always- Love, Peace and
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leaving the area after the shooting.
There are signs of domestic abuse that we should notice so that we can get help after
the first experience.
Signs: Partner exerts a tremendous amount of control.
Your partner engages in verbal abuse.
One partner demonstrates a lack of respect for the other.
The abused partner feels unhappy and trapped.
There is help available, including shelters.
If you'feel your partner might be leading toward domestic violence or is already
abusing you, seek help immediately. There are local organizations but there is also
the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE(7233). The hearing
impaired can call 1-800-787-3224.

Talking To An Attorney
By Burney Bivens, Esq. LFD
Whether we like it or not, there may come a time in our lives where our health will
deteriorate to a point where we are unable to manage our affairs and take care of our
own personal needs. This is where health care advanced directives becomes impor-
tant. A health care advanced directive is a statement about you and how you want
your medical decisions to be made. A Power of Attorney grants authorization to a
person to act in your place to handle your business affairs. There are different types
of advance directives.
A Living Will is a written statement of the kind of medical care that you want or
do not want if you become unable to make your own decisions. It is called a Living
Will because it takes affect while you are still living (as opposed to a Last Will and
Testament which takes effect after your death). In many cases, a Living Will will
give directions to your health care provider that if your health has deteriorated to a
point where there is no reasonable medical probability of recovery, then you direct
that life prolonging procedures be withheld or withdrawn when the application of
such procedures will served only to prolong artificially the process of dying and
direct that you be permitted to die naturally with only the administration of medi-
cine or the performance of any medical procedure deemed necessary to provide you
will comfort, proper care or to alleviate pain. You may also designate whether you
want food and water to be withheld. This is a decision that is generally made with
the patient, family and their doctor. Some writers suggest that a Living Will can be
an oral statement, but for the protection of everyone involved, it is recommended
that the statement be in writing and witnessed. In addition, if a Living Will has been
made, it can be revoked and withdrawn with another written document.
A Health Care Surrogate is a document naming another person as your representa-
tive to make medical decisions for you if you are unable to make them for yourself.
You may include instructions about any treatment that you want or do not want, sim-
ilar to a Living Will. While this document is similar to a Living Will, some think
of the Living Will as instructions when you are going to die and the Health Care
Surrogate as giving instructions when you are going to live.
Anatomical Donation documents indicate that you wish to donate, at death, all or
part of your body. This can be an organ and tissue donation to persons in need, or
donation of your entire body for training for health care workers. You can indicate
your choice to be an organ donor by designating it on your driver's license or state
identification (at your nearest driver's license office), signing a uniform donor form,
or expressing your wish in a Living Will. If you wish to make an anatomical dona-
tion, the most important thing is that it is in writing and readily available at the time
of your death. It is as important that this document be discovered either before or
shortly after your death, because there are certain procedures that must be followed
in order to preserve the organs or tissues or the entire body for the purposes that you
intend. If a funeral director or a medical examiner has already performed Certain
procedures on your body, then it may be rendered unsuitable for donation.
Another document that may be considered is a Durable Family Power of Attorney.
Unlike medical decisions, the Durable Family Power of Attorney gives directions
for handling your personal and business affairs. This is generally delegated to a
trusted relative that you can count on to handle your affairs, business and money for
your interest instead of their own. This document should also be in writing, wit-
nessed and notarized. Finally, your Last Will and Testament gives directions to who
you want to handle your affairs at the time of your death (personal representative)
and how you want your assets to be distributed to your beneficiaries who are desig-
nated in the Will.
You may want to consult with your own attorney and/or health care professional
in planning for your Living Will, Health Care Surrogate, Anatomical Donations,
Durable Family Power of Attorney, and Last Will and Testament.
This article is submitted by Burney Bivens, Esq., LFD of the law firm Bivens. Jones & Associates and Aaron and Burnely
Bivens Funeral Home. During the next several months a series ofarticles will appear regarding legal issues and funeral serv-
ice related issues. Mr Bivens has practiced law in North Florida for 27 years and has provided legal representation to the
fimneral service industoy.or more than 25 years and is also a licensed funeral director with his son. For questions on legal
issues call the law office at 904-264-3412. For questions regarding fimneral services call Aaron and Burneyv Bivens Funeral
Home at 904-264-1233.

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July 15, 2010
24 CFR Part 91.505 requires an amendment be made to the Consolidated Plan-Action Plan when changes occur in the way the
jurisdiction carries out its activities and these changes must be made available for public comment. In compliance with this
regulation, the City of Jacksonville's Community Development Division of the Housing and Neighborhoods Department announces
the following revisions that may include the use of program income and unexpended balances remaining from completed or
cancelled projects approved in previous years:
Clara White Mission, 605 Beaver Street $100,000 Funds will be used to purchase a three-story building for acquisition to
design as a commercial space, training center and affordable permanent housing with supportive services for low-income and
homeless veterans. The rehabilitation development will be comprised of three (3) floors above a ground floor of training,
commercial and administrative offices. The second and third floors will have a combination of 16 units at 330 sq. ft. of units.
First Tee of Jacksonville, 1157 MB 01 Golfair Boulevard $100,000 Funds will be used for golf course renovations for the
Brentwood Golf Course. This activity will include infrastructure of the golf course improving tees, bunkers, and two short game
areas at the public practice facility. 75.1 % LMI. Where 300 low to moderate persons will receive beginning golfers, juniors and
seniors to experience and use the facility.
Mount Carmel Gardens, 5846 Mt. Carmel Terrace $100,000 Funds will be used to replace the risers (waste pipes). This
activity will include removal and replacement of cabinets, dry wall removal and replacement, sanitary waste and replacement of
vent risers with no hub cast iron piping and fittings. The center will serve 100 low to moderate elderly persons.
Northwest Jacksonville CDC, 1122 Golfair Boulevard $100,000 Funds will be used to acquire properties to continue
development of commercial and retail space for economic development as a second phase of the North Point Town Center. The
development of commercial and retail space will create 20 jobs and retain 5 jobs.

The original Consolidated Plan-Action Plan is available for review at the Community Development Division, 214 N. Hogan Street,
8th Floor, Jacksonville, Florida 32202, and all public libraries. Comments from affected citizens regarding the revisions are
welcome and should be submitted in writing to Wight Greger, Director, Housing and Neighborhoods Department at the above
address no later than August 13, 2010. Once the 30-day comment period has passed, these activities will be amended into the



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Housing & Neighborhoods Department


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and your family? The City of Jacksonville's NSP program also can provide down
purchase assistance. Find out more by attending one of these free workshops.
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with the mortgage process.
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Julie Coker Appointed Convention Center VP
Granddaughter of the late Cora Ross and niece of Annetta Ross Walker a Jacksonville history legendary family

After working in the hotel industry for almost 21 years, Julie Coker is moving on
to the next stage of her hospitality career.

From The Pheladelphia
Coker has been
appointed as the senior
vice president,
Convention Division, for
the Philadelphia
Convention and Visitors
Bureau. She begins the
new position on Sept. 7,
where she will oversee a
staff of 25 convention
sales and services profes-
sionals responsible for
selling the expanding
Pennsylvania Convention

Center and Philadelphia's
hotel package.
Coker has served as
general manager at Hyatt
Regency Philadelphia at
Penn's Landing since
2007, where she oversees
all operational aspects of
the hotel.
For Coker, accepting
the position was a tough
decision given she has
spent more than 20 years
with Hyatt.
"I really feel like it's a
great opportunity, given

the brand that I will be
able to sell now," said
Coker, who serves as the
PCVB's second vice board
"I'll be selling the
actual Philadelphia brand,
which encompasses a
great hotel package,
restaurants and retail and
just a spectacular conven-
tion center," she said. "I
really feel like it's a good
time to join the team given
all the attributes that the
city has to offer.

"I think what's key is
for us to be able to take all
of the different aspects of
the city and roll it up into
one big fantastic package
for the meeting planner so
that we could differentiate
ourselves from other
cities, because it's a very
competitive marketplace
right now," Coker added.
She is looking forward
to selling Philadelphia as a
key convention destina-
"To be able to sell the
city against some of the
other major competitors is
huge and the current
PCVB is already award-
winning," Coker said. "It's
a great operation that is
already running very well
so I'm eager to jump in
and take it to the next level
and just create an experi-
ence for our conventioneer
that they can't get in any
other city than Philly."
Searchwide, a
Minneapolis-based execu-
tive recruitment firm that
specializes in the hospital-
ity industry, conducted the
four-month search for a
new senior vice president.
The PCVB was committed
to filling the position with
someone from the local

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Carey A. Henry and Joseph M. Cummings were married August 27th, 1960, i;m. dlA,,
'Seymour Air Force Base. Their children Aundray Cummings Jax, Fl; Angela (N e."]IAC'"u
'VA; Deirdre (Edward Deceased)'Clayton Jax, FL; Leah (Greg) Mills, Jax.', FL;.Eindya j
'Joseph II (Tanya) Cummings. Jax., Fl, and ten Grandchildren are hosting their 50thw.
28th, 2010, Holiday hm & Suites, Orange Park, FL. The Cummings Family are membrs.'S,
Church in Jacksonville, FL. Mrs. Cummings is retired nurse from ABC HomrnHeil th :
-Jacksonville; FL. She is also a Eucharistic Minister for St. Pius V Catholic Church, and visits di
-every other Friday. Mr. Cummings is a retiree from both the U.S. Air Force' and.,hiMt6 ti"
Association. Joseph Cummings is an alumnus and Treasure of the 1954 Stanton High Sho 'i
the Jacksonville Pinnacle Club, and Financial Secretary for the ILA retirees association. : .'./:.',:

"This is part of a
strategic succession plan
as Jack transitions into the
position of president and
CEO beginning Jan. 1,
2011, when our current
president Tom Muldoon,
retires after more than 25
years of valuable service,"
said Nicholas
DeBenedictis, PCVB
chairman of the board.
"A seamless transition
has been under way
between Tom and Jack
since March 2010, as the
many important opera-
tional duties of president
are transferred. Our
emphasis is on maintain-
ing the levels of award-
winning services provided
by PCVB to its customers,
members and stakehold-
Jack Ferguson, PCVB
executive vice presi-
dent/incoming president is
thrilled to have Coker join
the team as they gear.up
for the opening of the
expanded convention cen-
ter in March.
"Julie brings a ton to
the table in terms of man-
agement, sales and service
experience," Ferguson
said. "She always puts the
customer first, has, the
ability to quickly build
professional networks and
consensus, is very focused
on metrics and accounta-
bility and knows how to
ask for business. That's
what this key position is
all about."
Ferguson is impressed
with her involvement in
the community.
"What has been great
for me is to watch her in
action, which I think says
a lot because you see it
first hand," he said. "The
way she has integrated
herself into the commnuni-
ty at large, not just for her
hotel, but to be involved in
the community has been
very rewarding to watch.
It was one of the key
things in the decision-
making process.
"She crosses all types
of businesses, whether it's
the individual business
traveler or group busi-
ness," Ferguson added.
"I just really like the
direction that Jack
Ferguson is going to take
the PCVB in," Coker said.
"I respect and value his
skills as a leader so I look
forward to working with
him and the team."
Coker began her Hyatt
career in 1989 as a corpo-
rate management trainee
at Hyatt Regency
Columbus and held vari-
ous positions at the hotel
until 1992.
She continued in her
career as assistant front
office manager, front

office manager, hotel
assistant manager and
other positions at Hyatt
Regency O'Hare. In 1994,
she was promoted to her
first room executive posi-
tion at Hyatt Deerfield
(Chicago) and held the
same position at Hyatt
Regency Cincinnati
before joining the opening
team as head of the rooms
division at Hyatt Regency
McCormick Place in
March 1998.
In 2000, she was pro-
moted to general manager
at Hyatt on Printer's Row
in Chicago. From there,
she was promoted to gen-
eral manager at The
Lodge, a Hyatt property in
a suburb of Chicago.
"I am genuinely
pleased about the selection
of Julie Coker, who comes
into this important posi-
tion as we prepare for one
of our grandest years,"
said Ahmeenah Young,
president and CEO,
Pennsylvania Convention
Center Authority.
"On behalf of the cen-
ter and our team, we look
forward to working close-
ly with her as we sell our
newly expanded space. I
have enjoyed interacting
with her over the years
and she brings excellent
experience to the table. I
know that we have a
shared commitment to
putting the customer first
-at the Pennsylvania
Convention Center."
Coker is also looking
forward to working with
Young and the convention
center team.
"She has done such a
fantastic job and I know
that the best is yet to
come. I look forward to
working closely with
them," she said.
Coker is a graduate of
Johnson & Wales
University in Providence,
R.I., where she received .a
bachelor's in hospitality
management and graduat-
ed magna cum laude.
She currently serves as
chairman of the American
Hotel and Lodging
Association's Women in
Lodging Networking
Group, first vice chair for
the Greater Philadelphia
Hotel Association, board
member for the
Multicultural Affairs
Congress, Independence
Visitor Center
Corporation, Greater
Philadelphia Tourism
Marketing Corporation
and Girls, Inc.
She is a past secretary
and board member of the
Illinois Hospitality and
Lodging Association and
past board member of the
Oak Brook, Ill. Economic
Development Committee.


Now is the time for all Black males to come to the .
aide of their families and their communities. Now, .
more than ever, it is crucial for Black men to come
together, to stand up and to speak out about the
issues that impact our lives and the lives of our loved V
Our beloved ancestors loved their families and
their communities. We were once a people that were
united and harmonious. We loved to sing and dance.
We took pride in the well being and safety of our
people and we would fight to protect everything that
we loved and cherished.
But over the long hard years of slavery, oppres-
sion and exploitation, we learned some bad habits.
The men of 2010 were not the first to seek to
sleep with multiple women, we were not the first ones to abandon and deny our
children and we were not the first ones to practice domestic violence by hitting and
beating our women and children.
Many of the terrible things that Black men are often accused of are things that
they picked up from their kidnappers that brought your forefathers here from the
shores of Africa.
But we are in a unique position to stop the vicious cycle of Black injustice,
Black neglect and Black disrespect. We can pray together, join together and work
together to collectively improve our communities and enhance our lives.
At one time or another, many Black men were afraid to take control of their
destinies. They were afraid to attend a thousand man march, afraid to be seen in the
presence of community activists or rebellious preachers. They were afraid to take
responsibility and to demand accountability.,
Today, there is, or should be, a new generation of Black men that loves God and
hates the devil!
If our young men are not afraid to go across oceans and deserts to fight Taliban
in Afghanistan and to fight the fiercest fighters in the Middle East, The Republican
Guard of Iraq, then they shouldn't be afraid to fight the Republicans in Florida and
in other states in America. They shouldn't be scared to fight conservative
Democrats and any other political party, hate group, beast banker or individuals
that seek to destroy the Black family and the black community.
If you don't want to stand up for fear of losing your government job, your title
or your imaginary status, at least support the Black men that stand up and speak out
for you!
A lot of people are quiet as a mouse and slow as a snail when things appear all
right but as soon as they get reprimanded, fired or laid off, they run to the NAACP,
run to the SCLC or run to the local newspaper or community activist and scream
about how they have been mistreated.
I say if you supported each other, supported your women and children, support-
ed your community organizations and community activists all along, you wouldn't
have to beg for help at the last minute.
Start today to change your lives. 2010 is an election year and just like in every
election year, Black people will be running......for their lives!
This is the year of the ballot but it also may be a year for the bullet. If Black
men don't begin to reinvent themselves, unite and take care of their families and
extended family members, believe in each other, patronize each other's businesses,
respect each other and love each other, we might as well put the devil's gun to our
heads and pull the trigger.
Together we will survive, divided and disgusted, we are dead! Become a fan of
The Gantt report on Facebook. Buy Gantt's book "Beast' 1Too: Dead Man
Writing" and contact Lucius at www.allworldconsultants.net)

Winn-Dixie Pharmacy from 12 pm to 5 pm August 11. The location is 3000
Dunn Ave, Jacksonville Fl., For more info call (800) 713-3301.
JACKSONVILLE BLACK PRIDE will be hosting their yearly events
August 12-15, 2010. Events include a mini film festival, a beach party and a
community picnic. The Jacksonville Black Pride will also host workshops and
a closing party for the end of their festivities. For more information please con-
tact (904) 325-5559.
WALMART will have their Annual Walmart Back to School Fest July 31 at 10
am. Children who bring a Walmart receipt that includes a Pepsi product will
receive a free backpack from Walmart and Aquafina. Booths from local com-
panies will be giving away free prizes as well.
AUDITIONS for Darry Reuben Hall's Frat House will take place July 31,
August 1 and August 31. They are asking for singers, dancers, steppers and
actors. The auditions will take place at Stage Aurora Performance Hall at 5188
Norwood Avenue. For more information call (904) 765-7372.
THE HIGH MUSEUM OF ART invites you to preview Dali The Late Work
exhibit. There will be coffee/tea and a light breakfast. For more information call
(404) 733-4585.
THE SINGING GROUP 4TROOPS will perform at the Thrasher-Home
Center for the Arts in Orange Park, Florida. The musical will take place on
August 6. For more information visit www.4troopsmusic.com.
Community We Care Day. School. Supplies will be given to students from Pre-
K through 12th grade Saturday, August 7, 2010 from 10 am to 1 pm. The
Community We Care Day will be at Alton Lloyd Spencer Masonic Temple
located at 2820 Pearl Street.
WINN-DIXIE will be hosting a free cholesterol and diabetes screenings from
10 am 3 pm August 12. The health fair will be a t 3538 Blanding Blvd. For
more information call (800) 713-3301.
AUDITIONS for Florida State College at Jacksonville Repertory and
Ensemble Dance Companies will take place August 25 at 6 pm. The auditions
will take place at the Florida State College at Jacksonville South Camnpus. For
more information call (904) 646-2361.

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Eddjies Old School
Workout Tips

I strongly stress that people count their suc-
cesss moments and not their failures and always
S" remember each improvement is a motivator
within itself.
Stretches--Stand with hands reaching
>' straight up, bend down until hands touch ankles
and hold for 10 to 15 seconds. Repeat 3 sets
Cardio--Step in place or jog in place for 1 to
4 minutes.
Shoulders and arms--Chair Dips: Bend knees
and place palms on seat of chair.using only
arms, lower and raise body. Repeat 10 to 15
times and do 4 sets.
Wrists and forearms-- Sit in chair, palms up,
wrist on knees holding broom handle in hands.
Curl wrists upwards without raising off of knees. Repeat 20 to 30 reps for 4
Until next time, exercise and age gracefully
Eddie Nelson

Dearest Friend:
Last week, I talked to you about how important it is to oper-
ate from a spirit of gratitude in our daily lives. I also spoke
about the need to show ourselves gratitude through means of
self-love and self-care. What did you implement in your life to
take care of yourself and show gratitude? What did you learn
from your expressions of gratitude towards the world, and all
of the people in it? Feel free to get in touch with me to tell me what you learned
and felt! I would love to share your journey.
This week, I want to share my thoughts with you about Opening Up or
Openness. Last week, while on vacation, I sat beside the ocean and marvelled
at how expansive, and amazing it was (albeit oily). Being there in nature tends
to enhance my intuition, and ability to reflect, so I began to think about what
the ocean represents on a metaphoric level, and how it relates to life. I realized
that the oceans power lies in its ability to bring forth life (as all water does), and
to violently take it away. When you look out onto the ocean, all you see is
expansiveness and well, ocean. Its openness knows no limits, and has immeas-
urable power.
You dear friend, must learn to open up and receive an acknowledge YOUR
OWN power. Own your power to be independent from negative person, places,
things and ideas. Acknowledge your power to be great and successful. Walk in
your power to live your purpose. Because when we close ourselves off, we
remain fragmented, and removed and limited from all of the blessings that
have been put in our lives. This journey to openness is yours to begin ANY-
TIME you decide, when will you begin?
As your life coach, I am here to encourage, uplift, and support you in this jour-
ney. I am waiting to hear from you!
Always Impeccable,
Andrea K. Ortiz, MA
CEO & Life Coach
Andi K. Consulting, LLC.
917.858.1929 (Phone)
andi.k.consulting@gmail.com (Virtual mail)
http://andikconsult.blogspot.com (Online Discussion Forum)

S. Ulysses W Watkins, Jr, MD.

DEFINITION What if an emergency arose at
home where you or any member of your fam-
ily had an accident, or suddenly became ill; do
you think that you would sufficiently be pre-
pared to take care of that emergency? An
emergency is sure to occur in your house or
apartment sooner or later, so in case you either don't know or are not sure of what
some of the basic items you should always have on hand for first aid, here is a
1. Assorted sizes and shapes of band aids.
2. Two packs of sterile pads, one 4 inch size and one 2 inch size.
3. Two rolls of gauze bandages, one 1 inch size and one 2 inch size.
4 A one inch size of adhesive tape.
5. One pack of cotton balls.
6. Two thermometers, one rectal (if you have a baby) and one oral.
7. One pair of scissors.
8. One pair of tweezers.
9. One bottle of Mercurochrome or lodinc.
10. One bottle of Hydrogen Peroxide and Alcohol.
11.One pack of Q Tips or comparable.
12.One bottle of Aspirin or Tylenol tablets.
13 One bottle of Tylenol or Tempra drops (if you have a baby).
14.One pack of safety pins or needles.
15.One pack of tongue blades.
16. A blood pressure cuff (digital) this gives an idea about yours and other fam-
ily members blood pressure.
Those items totally cost less than a pair of shoes, a new dress-suit or certainly the
cost of a night on the town.

There are other items that you probably could or should wait until the time of
need such as vaporizers, cold and cough preparations, heating pads, hot water
bottles or insect repellents.
Please be advised that the first aid items are usually for temporary treatment. If
the problems of which you are treating still exist after this treatment or they reoc-
cur, then see your doctor.

JULY 31,2010



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From Actual Police Reports

Did You Hear About?...

Jacksonville Sherffs Office

Man beats Girlfriend out of Jealousy-- Officer was dis-
patched to Crestwood Street in reference to a battery. Upon his arrival he
met with the victim. She reported the suspect slapped her on the left side
of her face with his right hand. The victim reported that she was in bed
when the suspect walked into her bedroom. The victim reported the sus-
pect became irate when she told him that another man had taken her and
the baby to the doctor. The victim and suspect have a baby in common.
Officer's investigation revealed redness and swelling on the left side of the
victim's face. The victim wrote a written statement. The victim reported the
suspect entered her bedroom and took her cellular phone. The victim stat-
ed the suspect then pulled her hair. The victim reported when she attempt-
ed to get her cellular phone from the suspect he then slapped her face. The
suspect fled the scene prior to police arrival. Officer explained a safe place
option to the victim but she declined. An evidence technician was assigned
by dispatch. The state attorney office was contacted and a request for an
arrest warrant was issued for the suspect. Patrol efforts continuing.
Woman Finally Has Enough Of Physical Abuse-- A dis-
pute occurred on Hartridge Street. Officer met Becky (Victim) upon arrival.
Miss Becky stated she had been assaulted by Ronald (Suspect). She stat-
ed that while she was sitting in a chair the suspect became angry with her
and began to hit her. Miss Becky also stated she began to scream and the
suspect grabbed her out of the chair by her arm and threw her across the
room. She said they had been living together and the suspect gets violent
with her every now and then. Mr. Ronald stated he and the victim were
arguing but he never physically touched her. He stated while they were
arguing she got up from the chair and called a cab to leave the house. No
one else in the residence saw or heard anything. Officer observed no visi-
ble signs of injury to the victim.


The weather is warming up, the school
year is coming to a close, and NOW is a
perfect time to review some important
Summmertime tips to prevent CRIMES
"Garaging" It's a beautiful day and
you've decided to get some lawn and
garden work done...maybe clear out the
garage and get ready for a yard
sale....halfway through the project you
go in the house for a cold drink and to
rest awhile...and you've left the garage
door wide open for "just a few minutes"
- THIS is a perfect opportunity for
thieves to grab those garden tools and
that edger and mower, and before you
can put your empty lemonade glass in
the sink...they've got your stuff and are
taking off to go sell it or even go into
"business" using your lawn equipment!
That's what is being called "garaging".
Opportunity knocks for a thief cruising
a neighborhood who notices an open
garage door and no one in sight. What is
just a dangerous? leaving the door from
the garage into the house
unlocked...where even more valuables
are kept. These home burglaries can
also occur when you "run out for just a
few minutes" and leave a window or
door to the house or apartment
Auto Burglaries During the sum-
mer months we're more inclined to
leave a sunroof or car window open to
help keep the vehicle cool. In a flash,
the opportunistic crook has your CD's;
navigation device; access to the trunk;
and if they check out the glove compart-
ment, probably some documents with
your home address or, even worse, your
bank account. Keep the vehicle closed
and locked, even when parked in your
own driveway.
Vehicles and Pets are a very dan-
gerous combination in the summer. It
takes only a few minutes for tempera-
tures to exceed 110 degrees inside a car
on a day that's not even really hot. That

can be deadly for animals and humans,
alike. Don't leave ANY valuables in an
unattended car.
Social Networking on the internet -
As summer heats up so do kids' activi-
ties. They are texting friends, or com-
municating via social networking sites
such as Twitter, My Space, Face Book,
etc. Please remind your children about
the "rules" for safe internet use: NO
chatrooms that the parents haven't
approved. No releasing of personal
information. Absolutely NO informa-
tion should be posted om the internet
that tells where you live; the family's
vacation plans; new purchases for the
home, such as a flat screen television,
This and much more informa-
tion can be located here on our website
at jaxsheriff.org and lots of free
brochures and pamphlets, all that are in
a reprintable format, are available for
you to download. And you can follow
the Jacksonville Sheriffs Office on Face
Book and Twitter (JSOPIO) for news
and information about noteworthy
arrests; crime alerts; and other impor-
tant information.
Finally, summer is a PERFECT
time to join a Sheriffs Advisory Council
AND a Neighborhood/Business Watch
group. These groups are very welcom-
ing, and have a special program in
August, with the National Night Out
event. This is one night were neighbors
ban together to show their solidarity
against crime, and their pledge to let the
police know about it. Many groups have
cook outs and covered dish suppers. It's
a great way to get to know your neigh-
bor and work with the JSO to create the
community engagement that has been
so successful in driving down the crime
rate in 2009!
Again, the details for all this and
much more, is available on our website
at jaxsheriff.org or you can call the
Community Affairs Division at 630-
2160 to learn more about these topics,
or to request a crime prevention speaker
at your next meeting or event.
Have a Safe Summer in 2010!
Sheriffs Monthly Messages

Your Weekly

. July 26, 2010 August 1, 2010 -I

Throw yourself into your pro-
fession. You need to do more
research before you make your
final decision. You may find
that purchases or entertirunent
could be expensive. Go out
with friends %\ho are positive
and supportive.

Visit friends or relatives you
rarely see. Go over your
finances and figure out a solid
budget. You may find it diffi-
cult to communicate with
someone at work. Try to
address the real issues in
order to turn things around.
You may be somewhat emo-
tional concerning a rather pri-
vate matter. You will meet
new romantic partners if you
get involved in seminars or
travel. You could meet poten-
tial new mates if you go out
with friends or take pleasure
trips. Be careful not to divulge
secret information this week.
Overindulgence will mean
poor health. You have to
believe in yourself and your
talents. Be careful if a friend
asks you for advice. Someone
important may be watching
you from afar.

Although it does look promis-
ing, be careful not to overex-
tend yourself or you will lose
in the long run. Talk to your
emotional partner about your
intentions. You'll be pleased
with the results if you take the
time to decorate your home.
Don't trust coworkers with
important or personal in forma-
You have been stagnating for
some time now and you need a
change of pace. Try not to be
too aggressive or judgmental
when talking to your mate.
Sudden changes at home will
affect family members more
than you anticipated.
Overindulgence may cause

Money can be made if your are
willing to take a chance. Empty
promises are evident; therefore,
get it in writing, to be safe. Trips
will be more than adventurous.
If you haven't planned a vaca-
tion, then at least try to get away
for the weekend.

Your ability to do detailed
work will dazzle those who are
less creative. Opportunities to
travel will be favorable in
terms of moneymaking con-
nections. Try not to hesitate;
act on your initial instincts.
Things will be emotional with
your mate.

Safety Resources

NetSmartz is an interactive, educational
safety resource from the National Center
for Missing & Exploited Children and
Boys & Girls Clubs of America for chil-
dren (ages 5-17), parents, guardians, edu-
cators, and law enforcement that uses age-
appropriate, 3-D activities to teach chil-
dren how to stay safer on the Internet. The
NetSmartz Workshop can be accessed at
www.NetSmartz.org and
Wireless AMBER Alerts
Child Abuse
Childhelp USA 1-800-4-A-Child
Youth Crisis Hotline (National Youth
Development) 1-800-HIT-HOME
Family Violence
National Domestic Violence Hotline 1-
Rape and Incest
Rape Abuse and Incest National Network
1-800-656-HOPE, ext 1
Relief for Caregivers
National Respite Locator Service
Victims of Violent Crime
National Center for Victims of Crime 1-
Missing and Abducted Children
Child Find of America
Child Find of America Mediation
Child Quest International Sighting Line 1-

This will not be the day to start
new business ventures or. make
drastic changes in your career.
Be firm when dealing with
matters pertaining to your
en' ironment An older member
of \our family may hate left
you with a pressing situation.
Opportunities will unfold;
however, you must be willing
to pay the price.

You may have the energy to
clear up that mound of paper-
work facing you. You will find
your vitality is lowered. This
will not be the best day to
make changes or renovations
to your residence. Praise will
be yours if you have been pur-
suing your goals.
Don't forget that your budget is
limited right now. Get involved
in groups and organizations
that are of a distinguished
nature. Your input into their
activities will help bring you
closer together. Unreliable
people will be .negative about
your ideas.
Travel could turn out to be
more exciting than you imag-
ined. Moves or the possibility
of having someone different
living with you may be diffi-
cult at first. Payoff all your
debts before you go out and
celebrate. The stamina you
possess will be apparent in
your approach to your hobbies
and creative projects.

National Center for Missing & Exploited
Children 1-800-543-5678
Operation Lookout National Center for
Missing Youth 1-800-LOOK-OUT
Youth In Trouble & Runaways
Boys Town 1-800-448-3000
National Referral Network for Kids in
Crisis 1-800-KID-SAVE
National Runaway Switchboard
Missing Adults
National Center for Missing Adults
(NCMA) 1-800-690-FIND
Team Hope
Established in 1998, the Philadelphia-
based Team Hope assists families in crisis
by offering "counsel, resources, empower-
ment and emotional support" from trained
volunteers who have endured the trauma
of a missing child and can share informa-
tion based on firsthand experience. Tel:
(866) 305-HOPE;
Rino Kids
This organization offers free help to fami-
lies in creating Web pages for missing rel-
atives. It also works with police to distrib-
ute the information to more than 500
search engines. Tel: (646) 219-2438; Web
site: rinokids.com; E-mail: miss-
One Voice / One Sound
Since June 2001, One Voice/One Sound
has led the way in building awareness,
providing Education in the Detection and
Prevention of Child Abuse, and inspiring
hope in everyone involved in the effort to
stop the abuse and neglect of our Nation's


Victim: Adji Desir
Missing Since: Jan 10, 2009
Age Now:7
Immokalee, FL

Circumstances of Disappearance: Unknown.
Agji is mentally handicapped and functions at a
two year old level-with very limited vocabulary.



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Feeling Lucky? Come August 3, Florida conven-
ient stores statewide will be selling Jacksonville
Jaguar inspired lottery scratch off tickets.
Jaguar fans will be able to show off their team

spirit while having a chance, to win up to

Ex-NFL player and

Former University of

Tennessee star dies
By: Jordan Hill
Harry Galbreath, an offensive lineman
who played nine years for the NFL, died at
the age of 45 Tuesday, July 27, 2010.
Galbreath attended the University of
Tennessee and, starred as an offensive
guard for the team. During his college
football career, he was included in the
starting lineup his last three years.
Galbreath was awarded first team All-SEC
and first-team All American honors in
1987. He was also awarded the Jacobs
Award for his performance on the field.
In 1988,Galbreath was selected as a 8th
round draft pick ( 212 overall) for the
Miami Dolphins. During that same season, he was named to the NFL's All Rookie
Team and played four more seasons before signing with the Green Bay.
Galbreath spent three season with the Green Bay Packers and one season with the
New York Jets before retiring at the end of the 1996 season.

Jacksonville signs rookie

running back: Clock on


By: Mike Bonts

With training camp opening this week, the
Jacksonville Jaguars have signed rookie
running back Deji Karim, 24, who was the
first of the club's two sixth-round picks in
the 2010 NFL Draft. Karim was the 180th
overall pick and is now the fifth of the
team's six draft picks to sign a contract.
First-round selection Tyson Alualu is the
only remaining draft pick to be signed. : .
Karim, 5-8, 209, played two seasons at
Southern Illinois after transferring from Northeast Oklahoma A&M Junior College.
He rushed for 2,080 yards and 26 touchdowns on 316 attempts in 27 games with the
Salukis. He finished his career with 10 100-yard rushing games including nine in his
final season.
As a senior, Karim helped his team to an 11-2 record and a conference title. He led
the FCS in rushing with 1,694 yards and finished with 20 total touchdowns. Of his
18 rushing touchdowns, nine were from 20-plus yards. He was the only player in all
of Division I in the past seven seasons to record two touchdown runs of 90-plus
He was named Missouri Valley Football Conference Offensive Player of the Year as
he ranked third in the nation with 130.3 rushing yards per game. In addition, he set a
school record with 2,339 all-purpose yards.

Family Mourns Former NBA

By Jordan Hill
Relatives and friends of Lorenzen Wright gathered Wednesday and grieved for the
former NBA player who has been missing for 10 days.
Police found discovered the 34-year-old basketball player's body outside of
Memphis. Wright was last seen July 18 when he was expected to fly out of town.
July 22, the family filed a missing person report.
"Lorenzen's family has come together to mourn his loss and honor his legacy. We
appreciate your thoughts, prayers and condolences as they are comforting at this
time. We ask that you please respect our privacy as we cope with his sudden loss."
said Camella Logan, Wright's cousin.

-. *Terrell Owens headed to the Cincinnati
Bengals's training camp Wednesday at
Georgetown College.
q ?The arrival of the over-the-top receiver
has the whole team excited and talking.
: This just shows that we are building this
team to go all the way this year," offensive
guard Bobbie Williams said. : That's all
you can ask an organization to do. So
bring on TO! I'm excited."
The 36-year-old receiver has a history
with clashing with quarterback so when he
was added on to the team, it came as a sur-
In March, Owens was given an opportu-
nity to try out for the Bengals and a spot on
the team. Ultimately, Owens was not
picked up and the team decided to give a four year contract to Antonio Bryant.
Now that Owens is on the team, the dynamics of the Bengals will be going through
some changes and challenges. One receiver will lose their job while other receivers
will barely see passes come thier way. The newest challenge, however, is trying to
maintain Owens's and his equally attention hungry teammate, Chad Ochocinco's
The friends and new teammates both have shows on VH1. Owens's show, The T.O.
Show chronicles his life and struggles after his release from Buffalo Bills while
Chad Ochocinco's show, Chad Ochocinco: The Ultimate Catch follows his quest for
love. Owens and Ochocinco are well aware of the magnitude that they bring to the
team. Ochocinco jokes about the new power collaboration.
"Y'all don't even understand what's going to happen this year," Ochocinco said,
wearing a gray shirt that had "Hollywood" written across the front in bright green
letters. "I think to myself: When's the last time you had two receivers on the same
field of this caliber on the same team at the same time."
Owens gets a $ 2 million salary and a chance to make another 2 million in bonus-

The University of North Florida volleyball
team announced its 2010 schedule. The sched-
ule features 29 matches, including 13 home
matches at UNF Arena.
"I think we have put together a good schedule
for the season," said head coach Kevin
Campbell. "We have teams that are really
going to challenge us. We have teams that we
will compete head-to-head with and battle in
some long five-game matches. We have some I
teams that we should beat. With the preseason UNIVE RS ITY o
schedule being four weekends long, 13 match- NORTH F LORI DA.
es long, we should come out of that over .500
and with a really good confidence to go into the Atlantic Sun Conference season."
The Ospreys open the season with a pair of tournaments on the road. UNF travels to
Atlanta, Ga. to open the 2010 campaign at the Georgia State Invitational on Aug. 27-
28, before heading to Charlottesville, Va. for the Holiday Inn Jefferson Cup (Sept. 3-
4) hosted by Virginia. The Ospreys will play three matches in each tournament.
North Florida returns to Jacksonville to open up the home season with the Best
Western Invitational on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 10-11. The Ospreys open the tour-
nament with Chattanooga at 11 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 10, at UNF Arena. Later that
day, UNF plays host to Troy in a night game at 7 p.m. The Ospreys conclude the tour-
nament with a pair of games on Saturday, Sept. 11.

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In this photo: The 11th Episcopal District presiding bishop, McKinley Young presents Edward
Waters College president, Sheriff Nathaniel Glover at $2 million check to balance out the
school's existing deficit.
Also pictured above:
Rev. James McDaniel, presiding Elder James 0. Williams, Rev. Freddie Richardson, presiding
Elder Elizabeth E. Yates, Nellie Alexander, Juanita Hagans
Rev. Michael Leon Mitchell, Rev. Mark Griffin, Rev. Marvin C. Zanders, Rev. Tan C. Moss,
Rev. Charletta Robinson, Rev. Dana Crawford, Mrs. Barbara Bouie, presiding Elder Jimmie B.
Keel, Rev. Mildred Roscoe, Ms. Michelle Glenn

Church's charitable giving will give the college a fresh start, cancelling its deficit.
[Jacksonville]- It's a fresh start for Edward Waters College well into its 144th year of exis-
tence. The 1 1th Episcopal District (Florida and the Bahamian Islands) of the African Methodist
Episcopal Church, gave $2 million of unrestricted funds to the college.
The 11th Episcopal District Presiding Bishop, McKinley Young, said the district's 420
churches have raised these funds for over a seven week period with much prayer, fasting, hard
work and countless sacrifices.
"To God Be The Glory!" said Bishop Young. "This is a sign of the good things to come
to this college. The school's President, Sheriff Nathaniel Glover, the executive faculty and board
are focusing on strengthening the school and garnering more niche programs, and these funds will
help make that a bit easier for them."
Edward Waters College, the oldest private institution of higher education in the state of
Florida, was founded in 1866 specifically to educate newly-freed slaves. Edward Waters College
was initially named "Brown Theological Institute" by Rev. William G. Steward, of the African
Methodist Episcopal Church. Edward Waters College has been accredited as a four-year institu-
tion by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
For more information, visit online at www.EWC.edu or 11 thdistrictamec.org.

Researchers at Mount Sinai School of
Medicine have found that children living near the e .
Kiteezi landfill in Kampala, Uganda, have blood a
lead levels nearly 20 times as high as the typical
lead level found in U.S. children.
The data are published in the current issue of
Environmental Health Perspectives.
Led by Leonardo Trasande, MD, Assistant Professor of Preventive Medicine and Pediatrics
and Co-Director of the Children's Environmental Health Center at Mount Sinai School of
Medicine, researchers evaluated 163 children ages four to eight from nine schools located near the
Kiteezi landfill, a site known to contain high levels of lead and other heavy metals. They found that
20.5 percent of the children had elevated blood lead levels (EBLL) greater than 10 micrograms,
the level believed to cause developmental and intellectual impairment.
"Exposure to such high levels of lead can seriously hinder brain development," said Dr.
Trasande. "While the developing world has made great strides in reducing exposure by phasing out
lead in gasoline and paint, our study shows that it is still pervasive in the environment."
Dr. Trasande's team took blood samples and questionnaire data from the children and
obtained soil samples from their homes and schools, which are all within 1.5 miles of the landfill.
Families that owned more household items and dug wells for their water supply had less chance of
EBLLs. Families that consumed more canned food were more at risk, possibly because of lead sol-
der used in cans, and at one point increase in socioeconomic status was associated with 0.57 micro-
gram decrease in blood lead. Most importantly, children living within a half mile of the landfill
were 3.4 times more likely to have EBLLs.
"The results of our study are disturbing to say the least, and emphasize the importance of
effective waste management strategies to curb the prevalence of lead in this population," said Dr.
Trasande. "We hope to study this issue further, especially as it relates to the contamination of the
water supply."
In the U.S. and Europe, efforts to reduce lead exposure have been highlight successful, with
levels in the U.S. one-tenth of what they were in the 1970s. High levels of lead exposure have been
shown to be detrimental to child growth and development.

July 25 2010
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We use words when we speak r wr ite. *e .use them in songs, 1
stkies, poems, lette and speech hes! %.V use words to tell others .4
what we a- thinking, how we ae feeling or how things wo" rk. 4

Match these "wo rd" exprebssions to their meanings.

1. get awtd in
2. eat oresb words
3.actbns speak
buder than wa.ds
4. last word
5. hang on the words of

1. man of few words
2. man of his word
3. get the word
4. play on w-ds
5. mum is the word

A. to listen very carefully
B. find ac iance to speak
when others ae talk ng
C, to have the fimnl say
D. what wu do is mce
w ht you s.ay
E. to 'takeback' what ou
hae said

A. receive the message
B. to use words with more
than one meaning in a Joke
C. to keep quiet, secret
D. keeps his promise
E. doesn'ttalkvery much

r I'm nota crab
because I am a crab...
I just like be ing crabby!,

f. Some
.-' words
used in wr-d play are
calbd homographs.
These words are
spelled the same
way and rrm sound
the same, but ha'e
different meanings.
Circb the coret
meaning of these
homog raphs:


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Dear Forest,
At the p icnic today, a fat pitc h
from the baseball pitc her broke a
pitcher and the pieces flew into a
warm pitch patch that sealed a
hole in the walway! A bowl of
squash skidded off the tabbe and
squashed to mates in a
basket. After ic banthe
o5 mess and the rest I will
.6 needarest! And so I
seal my letter with my
sealto send to
S 10 11 you!
9 12


30 2


1. Hesold his arms.
2. She stapled the
bill for the bid
onto the check
3. He ate the daie.
4. Did you put
the note?

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