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Florida star
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Florida star (Jacksonville, Fla.)
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Florida star news
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v. : ill. ; 58 cm.
The Florida Star Pub. Co.
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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."
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Publisher: Eric O. Simpson, Feb. 14, 1981- .

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


Subjects / Keywords:
African American newspapers -- Florida   ( lcsh )
African Americans -- Newspapers -- Florida   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Jacksonville (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Duval County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
newspaper   ( marcgt )
newspaper   ( sobekcm )
Spatial Coverage:
United States -- Florida -- Duval -- Jacksonville
30.31944 x -81.66 ( Place of Publication )


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- .

Record Information

Source Institution:
University of Florida
Rights Management:
All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier:
aleph - 000581378
oclc - 02261130
notis - ADA9536
lccn - sn 83045218
issn - 0740-798X
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Preceded by:
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Corrine Delivers But It's Not Easy

Clara McLaughlin, The Florida and The Georgia Star
Yes, Corrine Brown has served in Congress for 18 years, representing
Floridians from Jacksonville to Orlando, where she has helped secure,
according to the Times Union, $664 million since 2008, more than any
other representative in the area. Such an achievement did not come by just
sitting and standing on the floor of Congress and you will know that if you
just spent an hour with her.
This writer spent a few hours observing her on a Sunday in Orlando
and was totally shocked as I watched her at Sunday morning church serv-
ice. Even though the congregation was large, she shook hands and signed
autographs for all that held out their hands and asked for autographs, as
she invited those who needed a job or knew someone who needed a job
to attend her sponsored job fair the following morning.
Congresswoman Corrine Brown When she left church, she went to Golden Coral for dinner, and again,
after making sure she had personally filled her mother's plate, she started
walking around the restaurant, stopping at every table, introducing herself to those who may not have recog-
nized her, and again, shaking hands and signing autographs, while listening to their concerns.
On Monday morning, she was at it again, taking time with everyone who wanted to have a talk or a signa-
Each time I have been in her presence, she has worked just as hard. So, I say to those who wish to take her
seat, be prepared and have lots of energy and smarts. You may think it is easy, but to fill her shoes, it will not
take you long to see "it ain't easy." Corrine Brown knows when to speak proper English, and when to relax her

speech. When you hear, "Corrine Delivers," believe. She does deliver.

Woman Shot At Family,

Killing 19-Year-Old
On Saturday night, Sidney Kirksey, 19, was standing
on a street comer with family and friends when a car
drove up to him and began shooting. A number of shots
were fired, one hitting Kirksey, who later died at the hos-
It has been reported that Twana Harvey, 31, did the
shooting because of a family feud.
On Saturday, Twana Harvey was arrested and is
being charged with one count of murder and two counts
of attempted murder. Kirksey's mother was a witness to
Twana Harvey, 31
the shooting of her son.


Terrell Brown has joined the foot-
ball team at Old Miss is believed
to be the largest football player in
America. He is big but has little
experience at 6-foot-11 and 390
pounds. Serving him water, is the
tallest player, next to him, on the
team. Brown will get a custom-
made helmet that he will have to
take with him during his career
because a standard model will not

MAYOR JOHN PEYTON during his visit to
Impact Radio Show, sponsored by The Florida
Star, explained that he was able to take the
'middle' road, based on his town hall meeting
with citizens, while preparing the budget for
Jacksonville. He also provided the listening
audience with an understanding of why the
city was giving EverBank the $4 million that
was normally charged as rent from the
Jaguars. He said the rent money is just a small
'percentage of the benefits the city will receive
by having the team remain. Those who had
called 105.3 prior to the Mayor's visit, after
hearing his explanation, agreed. The
Jacksonville football stadium is officially now,
the EverBank Stadium.

Dismissed for
Property in
If you own property
in Jacksonville and have
received administrative
fines/liens to bring your
property into compliance
with local codes, the city
will cancel existing
fines/liens when the prop-
erty become into compli-
ance. The period for this
to happen is between
August 1 through
October 29, 2010.
To get more informa-
tion, listen to The Florida
Star, Impact on stations
105.3 and AM130 and
attend community meet-
ings hosted by City
Councilwoman E. Denise
Lee where you can
receive a clear under-
standing of what must be
done and how you will no
longer owe the money for
liens/fines through the
Administrative Fine/Lien
Amnesty Program.

Louis Gossett Jr. and Fight with
Cancer and Deadly Toxic Mold
Two years ago, doc-
tors told actor, Louis
Gossett Jr., 74, that he
had only six months to
live, as he suffered from
deadly toxic mold poi-
soning from his home. It
/ was later discovered
that he also had prostate
and kidney cancer. He
has fought the battle and
Louis Gossett, Jr., 74 has written a memoir,
"An Actor and A Gentleman."
Mr. Gossett, in his book and in his interview,
encourages, all men, particularly black men, to get rou-
tine check ups.

Suspected Serial Stabber
of Black Men Captured


Elais Abuelazam killed five men
He had stabbed at least 10 men, five of them fatal,
and mostly black, and a dark-complexioned Latino
teen, in Michigan and Virginia. He was captured at the
Atlanta Airport, in an attempt to board a Delta plane to
Tel Aviv.
According to reports, Elias Abuelazam is an Israeli
citizen and is in America legally. He would approach
black men in deserted urban areas and ask for help.
Then he would stab the men and speed off. It is said
that he attacked an average of every four days since the
first stabbing May. It is believed that he stabbed men
in Ohio, as well as in Michigan and Virginia.

Families with Children
Losing Their River
Oaks Home
Linda Grayson, founder of Families with Children
in Crime has been advised by the new owners (L&R
Investments) of River Oaks Apartments that the com-
plex that had been providing space to hurting fami-
lies with children will no longer provide the space
donated by the previous owner. River Oaks
Apartment was temporary shelter for families with
children who were allowed to stay, free of charge. The
former owners lost the complex through foreclosure.
Ms. Grayson said she is seeking help for these
families so that they will not have to live on the streets
but to date, she has been unsuccessful. She is request-
ing community support.

Sea Island Company Declares Bankruptcy
Sea Island has long been known as one of the finest resorts on the country, one
of the island located outside of Brunswick, a peninsula. It has agreed to sell its
gold courses, hotels, spa, beach club and other properties for $197.5 million
because of its inability to pay the $481 million owed.
Bill Jones III, the third generation head of the company will remain as chair-
man and CEO with the new company, Sea Island Acquisition LP. The 1,400
employees will be terminated after the required sale and will be rehired immedi-

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August 10, 17, 24, 31
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The Value of Education and Mothers
Another school year is upon us, mothers should be determined to show their children, especially daughters that they support
their educational development and advancement. Girls need moral support from their mothers and fathers (if available) to
excel academically asschool curriculums are increasingly challenging. FCAT assessment or any other state/national test is
not a true assessment of academic growth and increasingly girls are facing challenges that should be addressed at home, but
teachers have to deal with issues in school. Unproductive actions are becoming distractions to learning, positive decisions
and choices at school are not being made by students because of home distractions and challenges. The push is on for more
students to graduate from high school and attend college as academic requirements rise, but additional classroom help is
needed to rally round those that are already struggling. Observations from schools especially in the elementary environment
where I'm located show that more young girls in fifth and sixth grades are satisfied with not working to their potential and
settling for a future working in menial jobs, having multiple children, and involved in multiple relationships with men or
other women. These are the realities that many teachers see in our schools and increasingly even in the elementary environ-
ment. Many parents and citizens are in denial of our children's mentalities. Parental attention is needed more to really get an
idea of the challenges that teachers, administrators and other staff face every day.
Foundations of Love Between Mom and Daughter
Daughters naturally love their mothers, love that is shared is a model that can blossom into healthy and stable interaction at
home and in school. This relationship promotes academic success, a relationship with daughters is built on trust and com-
munication (verbal and nonverbal), a trust that mom will be available to provide support and build self confidence and self
respect. If the father is not present then as for millions of mothers they provide the necessary support that a father would.
History judge's mothers by the behavior of their daughters, and what their choices are in life in relationships, career choic-
es, and educational accomplishments. Mothers must understand that they are their daughters' role model for life choices
especially in school. As a teacher I have heard young girls in first and second grade talk about doing the things their moth-
ers do at home, in the clubs and dealing with men that are boyfriends, lovers, husbands, and even booty calls. Young girls
seeing their mother, auntie, even grandmothers participating in multiple relationships will follow behind these actions. It is
not my.lob as an educator to pass judgment, ridicule, look down on mothers, but mothers must realize that their young daugh-
ters will imitate and talk about their home lives at school. Pointing out the realities of young girls and teens that are in our
classrooms and the behaviors some exhibit. In broad-brush terms, girls who see their mothers behaving in certain ways will
repeat behaviors, attitudes and actions at home and in school.
A Daughters Educational Needs
The Bible gives us the key to raising our children in Proverbs 22:6 (KJV). "Train a child in the way they should go, and
when they are old they will not turn from it". Mothers teach your daughters now that she deserves respect, teach her now to
be confident, teach her now to be independent and self reliant. Prepare her now for important life decisions. The key to suc-
cess is the respect and value that they place on education and building from it. The thinking or cognitive process for boys
and girls is different in the classroom and in life. Moms instruct your daughters that they are smart, intelligent and creative,
they are in fact unique and have their own special gifts. Girls should understand that success is not always making big sums
of money, driving fancy cars or wearing expensive clothes. Achievement means obtaining a good education to provide for
self and using education as the key to self growth and reliability on personal skills that are not dependent on others. The Bible
says in Hosea 4:6(KJV), "My people are destroyed from lack of knowledge." Guard your daughters away from negativity,
ignorance and guided them to knowledge and understanding. Malcolm X stated in the past and can be applied to the 21st
century, "Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today. "Daughters
must be prepared for the boardrooms, courtrooms, classrooms, conference rooms, presidential rooms, mayoral rooms, sena-
torial rooms and surgical rooms. Bob Wise, President of the Alliance for Excellent Education, "The best economic stimulus
package is a diploma". As can be seen on many higher educational campuses women outnumber men. Because of this more
doors in business, technology, politics, science, engineering and medicine are opening up.
Education with Principles of Biblical Power
Don't wait until disaster or death to teach your daughter about the power of prayer, praise, worship and attending church,
synagogue, mosque, or chapel. There should be a foundation of spirituality and a time devoted to worship and prayer.
Modeling means attendance to church not just for the sake of show or entertaining, but for the development and stability
for peace of mind and spirit. Practicing religious discipline, doctrine and attendance goes
beyond hair styles, dress size. manicure and pedicure. shoes and hats. Worship is not trying to
impress the pastors or priests or them to get your attention. The worship See A-7

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Faith In Our Community

Schedule of Events and Services

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.
TIAN EPISCOPAL CHURCH will be hosting their
week long Praise Party August 9-13. There will be
Vacation Bible School If you are interested in dis-
playing talent for the Lord or want more information
call (904) 354-7426.
Friends and Family Day Celebration. The church is
located at 1953 West 9th Street, Jacksonville, Florida.
The Friends and Family Day Celebration will be
August 8, 15, 22 and 29 at 4 pm. For more informa-
tion call (904) 457-0141
host a Back to School Jam Saturday, August 7, 2010.
The church is located at 2708 Davis Street and is
under the leadership of Rev. Mary F. Davis. The event
will start at 11 am. School supplies, packets, refresh-
ments and music will be provided. The church is also
encouraging people to come ever Wednesday for
noon day service. Lunch will be provided.
TION USA will convene its 103rd Annual Session
at the Hyatt Regency Riverfront Hotel, in
Jacksonville, Florida on August 14-20, 2010. Dr.
Ernest Ferrell, pastor of the St. Mary Primitive
Baptist Church (Georgia Street), Tallahassee, Florida
is the General President. Hosted by the Southeastern
Region, this year's theme is The Power of Faith,
Prayer, and Courage Can Remove Mountains of
Impossibilities When You Use It, It's Yours (Matthew
17: 15-21). Elder Lee Harris, pastor of the Mt. Olive
Primitive Baptist Church, Jacksonville, Florida is
Regional Vice President of the Southeastern Region..

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Saint Stephen African American Methodist Episcapal
913 West 5th Street, Jacksonville, FL 32209
Reverend Michael L. Mitchell, Pastor

The Catherine Dawson Women's Missionary Society
Mary Holley, President
Joann Christian Beatillion Chairperson
9 B/u'Uha feauti&Oi
"Honoring our Heritage on a Journey to Christian
Sunday August 29, 2010 4:00pm
For You hae heard my vows, 0 God;
You have given me the heritage of those who fear your name.
Psalms 61:5

From Left: Willie C. Barron III; Alton Williams, Jr.; Isreal Mitchell;
Donald Rocker, Jr.; Kenneth Page; Brian Eason; Jordan Walter.
In Front: Pastor and First Lady: Michael L. and Cordeli Mitchell.
Not shown: Aaron Ross.

The Mount Lebanon Missionary Baptist Chruch will have
it's installation service for the upcoming Pastor, Rev.
Freddie B. Summer on August 22nd, 2010. The church is
located at 9319 Ridge Boulevard (off Soutel Drive).
The installation will begin Promptly at 4:00pm. Speaker
for the service will be Rev. Moses Javis, Pastor of Mt.
Olive Baptist Church Webster, Florida.

You are invited to join us in a spiritual and uplifting wor-
ship service.

Yours in Christ,
Dea. Bettye Sumner, Publicity.

If you have any questions regarding this announcement,
please contact 904-527-1762 for further information.
Listings are due the Tuesday before the next issue. Email
submissions preferred. Sena to: info@thefloridastar.com


Jacksonville, FL Deaths

ADAMS, Grace Lee, died August 4, 2010.
ATKINS M.D., Kentneth Vernard, died on August 5, 2010.
BELL, Reverend Verdie "Polly" Elder, died on August 4, 2010
BROWN, Lilli, died on August 4, 2010.
CASTON, Carroll B., died on August 2, 2010.
CATCHING, Mildred Louise, died on August 5, 2010.
DUNNE, Diane M., died on Sunday, August 8, 2010.
GRANT, Dorothy, died on August 7, 2010.
JOHNSON, Rhonda Paige, died on Sunday, August 1, 2010.
JONES, Dorothy Mae, died on August 7, 2010.
JORDAN, Mitchell, died on August 8, 2010.
KING Jr., Pastor William, died on August 2, 2010.
KYCHUN, Barbara, died on August 9, 2010.
LaVOlE, Irving, died on August 4, 2010.
NETTLES, Joan, died on August 4, 2010.
PARKER, Owen, died on August 8, 2010.
SIMON, Mr. Clarence James, died on August 6, 2010.
STRIPP, Robert, died on August 10, 2010.
TERRY, Mr. Bennie Lee, died on August 7, 2010.
WILLIAMS, Ella Ruth, died on August 5, 2010.

Georgia Deaths

ATKINSON, Jr., Sidney, Waverly, died on August 3, 2010.
GAMBLE, 11, Robert Anderson (Checkbook), died on August
NELSON, Michelle D., Illinesville, died on August 3, 2010.
SIUlMAN, lHenry, 83, died on August 11, 2010.
SMALL, Doris, Darien, died on August 9 2010.
STEVENSON, Thomas Lewis, Darien, died on August 10,

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"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.
Rev. Joe Calhoun, Pastor Emeritus
(904) 764-5727 Church

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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 M 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 ..................... ................................................1.... 1:00 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

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)
Monday Nights .................... 7:00 8:30 p.m.
Join Us as We Study the Word of God and Enrich Our Souls!


529 S. McDuffAve. Jacksonville,
FL 32254
(904) 294-0011 or 374-9736
Sunday-Morning Worship 11:00a.m.
Tuesday-Bible Study 7:30p.m.
Friday-Prophecy and Deliverance
Services 7:30p.m.
Missionary' MM. Jones. Asst. Pastor
S Bishop A.L. Jones, Sr Pastor

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ;
We the members of the St. Peters
Missionary Baptist Church, cordially invite
you, your family and friends to attend the 1st
Pastorial Anniversary honoring our pastor,
Rev. Dr. Martae I. Telfair-Smith.
God has tremendously blessed us through this man of
God. The joyous occasion will take place on Wednesday, August
11th through Friday August 13th at 7p.m. and closing out on
Sunday August 15th, 2010 at 11a.m. worship experience with
Pastor Emeritus Clay Evans of the Fellowship Missionary Baptist
Church, Chicago, IL in charge of Sunday morning service.
We are asking that you join us in Songs of Praise.
Prayers of Thanksgiving and God's Living Words as we celebrate
this occasion. If you are unable to join us on either of these dates,
please prayerfully consider giving a donation for this occasion.
For further information p lease contact Sis Faye Pender at
(912) 816-8775 or Sis Donna Jordan at (912) 281-7884. Thanking
you in advance.
Because of Calvary,
Pastor Aide Ministry for
Rev. Martae I. Telfair-Smith Sr. Pastor
St. Peters Missionary Baptist Church
300 Fireman Street; Waycross, GA 31501

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By Betty Asque Davis / Photos by J. Carl Davis, Sr.

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On The First Coast" |

A 50th Wedding Anniversary Celebration
Mrs. Gloria and Deacon Leonard Pressley, Sr. renewed
their vows and celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary
with a family and friends Luncheon at Maggiano's Little
Italy Restaurant at the St. Johns Center. The Luncheon was
hosted by their daughter Ms. Lynnetta Pressley of Cherry
Hill, New Jersey.
The Pressleys, Sr. who are high school sweethearts were
married June 27, 1960 and have been blessed with two chil-
dren: Leonard Pressley, Jr. Miami, FL and Ms. Lynnetta
Pressley; twelve (12) grandchildren; and nine (9) great-
grandchildren. ,
Congratulations to Deacon and Mrs. Pressley, Sr.!

Recent Visitors to the First Coast
Mrs. Charlene Gray and Johnny Caldwell of
Newberry, South Carolina were the guests of God-Sister and
Brother the J. Carl Davises, Sr. during their recent First
Coast visit prior to sailing to Nassau for a week-long cruise.
They were joined by their daughters Candace and Kelsey.
Mrs. Caldwell, the daughter of the late Dr. Hortense
Williams Gray and the grand daughter of the late Dr. I. E.
and Mrs. Arnolta 'Mama' Williams is a Day Care
Licensure Staffer with the State of South Carolina. Her
hubby Johnny is a Manager with the City of Newberry,
South Carolina's Recreation Department.
The James C. 'Jimmie' Davis, Jr. Family ('Jimmie',
Suzanne, Tiffany, Mariah and Little Xavier) of Omaha,
Nebraska recently visited their family and friends. The First
Cost visit is a prelude to 'Jimmie's' Master's Degree studies
at the College of Saint Mary and to bring his first grand to
visit his hometown. Prior to their arrival to his parents in
Ponte Vedra Beach, he and his family visited with cousins
the Ernest G Gibson Family in Atlanta, Georgia after tak-
ing in the historic sites of Atlanta.
The First Coast visit included: 'Fun at the Beach' at the
Cabana Club; A Day at St. Augustine; Ritz Theatre &
LaVilla Museum and JMOCA tours; Dining with family and
friends that included Bishop Kenny High School Band
mates and the former director.
Davis recently retired from the LaVista, Nebraska Police
Department to prepare for teaching. There was a delightful
news article on his departure at:
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Davis is: The son of Florida Star Columnist and
Photographer Betty Asque and J. 'Carl' Davis, Sr.; the
grandson of Mrs. Inez Christopher Asque, the late Obie
Lorn Asque and the late Glenn and Elnora Davis, Sr.

McCrory's Five and Dime Store
158 Saint George St. St. Augustine, FL
The Civil Rights Memorial Project Committee of St.
Augustine led by Gerald Eubanks has scheduled the erection
of a memorial plague at this location during August, 2011. The
location considered the Original 'Ten Cent' Store was the pre-
mier site of the local Civil Rights Movement beginning after
the vain attempt (1060) to acquire lunch counter service by
Henry 'Hank' Thomas hence called a local Civil Rights pio-
neer and one of the Freedom Riders (1961), nationally. _
This valiant effort gave credence to the expression "ONE


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and Sister Wells

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Riley and Gina Vernon

Sister Gloria Presssley Mrs. Lynette Pressley Deacon
Pressley and Leonard Pressley, Jr.

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The 3rd Annual Champion of
Challenge Fundraiser/Awards was pre-
sented by The Wellness Community of
West Los Angeles on Saturday, August
7, 2010 at the beautiful Cicada
Restaurant in downtown LA. The gala
was a benefit to cancer prevention and
treatment. The event began with a ;
celebrity red carpet for the arrival of "
Hollywood stars, politicians and V.I.P's.
Actor Keith David served as the .:.
evening's host and the musical group
"Loose Ends" performed a dynamic ,'.
show featuring all of their hits for the
post ceremony party and dance. This
year a special honor was posthumous-
ly presented to the late pioneering,
visionary LA publicist Pat Tobin. The
main attraction of the night belonged to
actress, author, activist and health
advocate Pam Grier who received the
"Champion of Challenge Award."
Ms. Grier graciously signed
copies of her book during the party and
dance and many in the house left with
a hard cover copy "Foxy; My Life In
Three Acts" (Hachette Book Group).
When asked if the book was cleansing
for her to write, Grier responds, "It was
cleansing to have women and men
come up at the presentation and speak
of their abuses and say TI'm so glad I'm
not alone,' that's very important to me."
As far her personal cleansing she is adamant, "It's
not cleansing. It's not healing. Those are scars
forever. I'd like to talk about and discuss stopping
the badness and that it shouldn't be perpetrated in
families and passed on to generation, generation
to generation. People shouldn't stick their heads
in the sand. There are social workers at every

hospital that can guide families to counseling,
therapists, family counseling because we can't
have wellness in our families if we continue with
this dysfunctional behavior. We need everyone in
our community to be sound and healthy and real-
ize that they have a wonderful purpose."
As with all autobiographical books by

famous and interesting people, will Foxy
end up on the big screen? Grier
answers, "Several producers are talking
and meeting regarding Foxy being made
into a movie." Grier is always asked who
she would like to portray her on the big
screen. Grier shoots back, "I have no
idea. It's about the director. It would be
up to the director. There are so many
wonderful, very good actresses so I
have no idea. I posed that question on
:. my Facebook and it was a fire storm! I
do ask my fans to interact with one
another and share each other's ideas
and information."
Without question, Grier is an icon
who blazed a trail where no Black
Afrikan actress had gone before or
since. She portrayed powerful Black
Afrikan women who kicked "A" and took
names! She was a super sex symbol
and action "shero" who stood for princi-
f the only BlackAFrikan actress in the his-
tory of Hollywood to have as many as 3
or 4 movies with her name as the solo
attraction on the marquee playing simul-
J taneously in cities across the nation.
Films like "Coffy" and "Foxy Brown" are
institutions today. Will that ever be
repeated? Grier is quick to point out,
"No! It was a different time. It was the
70's. It was a totally different political,
economic and artistic time. We'll never repeat that
era in time again. The music from those films of
that era was prolific and because of our movies,
the music today is still playing. Our movies are
now reaching other countries 35 years later. I'm
proud to have been a part of that."


IBy Rych McCain/ feedbackrych@sbcglobal.net

Rock icon Ike Turner was honored posthumously last weekend by the
City of Clarksdale, Mississippi, his childhood hometown. Officials and music
fans gathered to unveil two markers honoring Turner and his musical legacy
as part of the opening for the 23rd Annual Sunflower River Blues and Gospel
Festival. This year's free event was dedicated to "Rocket 88," the 1951
smash hit single that Turner wrote which many consider the first modern
rock-in-roll song. Meanwhile, according to a statement sent to us via his
publicist; the Nashville home of former multi-platinum, G-Unit rapper Young
Buck was raided in the early morning hours last Tuesday, August 3, 2010 by
heavily armed federal agents over an alleged $300,000 back owed IRS tax
bill. Buck was allowed to keep his home and cars but they sized his entire
home studio recording equipment, he and his baby's momma's jewelry, his
children's play station, furniture and even his platinum wall plaques.
In reflection, Buck realizes that he should have taken a more hands-
on approach to the severance of his financial matters from his former man-
agement team, accountant and label but is confident that it is a mistake he
will not make twice. Buck says "I have a new team in place, but I am also
paying full attention now. Nothing like this will ever happen again. This is a
huge wake-up call for all entertainers to stay on top of your own trusted
employees and team members and replace anyone that was put in place by
your record label if the situation you have goes sour. This IRS situation came
about because I trusted accountants, lawyers and managers to handle my
business for me while I focused on making music. From now on, I am going
to stay on top of my own business!"
Image Entertainment has released the DVD of Blood Done Sign ,My
Name on the regular DVD and Blu-ray formats. The film is an account of the
true life murder of Vietnam vet Henry Marrow who was shot and beaten to
death by a prominent White businessman and his two grown sons' .in a
small southern North Carolina town. A sham trial acquitted the savage mur-
derers. As a result of organizing a 50 mile protest march to the state capitol,
Marrow's cousin Ben Chavis became a civil rights leader.
Twelve; Hannover House; Starring Chace Crawford, Rory Culkin,
Curtis Jackson, Emily Meade and Emma Roberts. Directed by Joel
Schumacher. Screenplay by Jordan Malame. Produced by Sidonie Dumas,
Ted Field, Charlie Corwin, Jordan Malamed and Robert Salerno. Twelve is
the name of a new designer drug in this movie. The story centers on the priv-
ilege, well-to-do teens on the Upper East Side of Manhattan where it's not
about what you need; it's all about want. These spoiled brats value popular-
ity and celebrity over accomplishment and being real. Wealth, sex, partying,
rejection of meaningful values, crossed up relationships and the teen drug
culture all come to a violent head between several friends and drug dealers.
This movie will keep your attention.

Ramona and Beezus; Twentieth Century Fox Pictures, Walden
Media. Starring Joey King, Selena Gomez, John Corbett, Bridget Moynahan,
Ginnifer Goodwin, Josh Duhamel and Sandra Oh. Directed by Elizabeth
Allen. Screenplay by Laurie Craig and Nick Pustay based on the Ramona
and Beezus books written by Beverly Cleary. Produced by Denise Di Novi
and Alison Greenspan. Several generations have grown up reading Beverly
Cleary's Ramona and Beezus books in school starting back 50 years ago.
The film is pretty much the same as the books. This is more of a children's
orientated film. Joey king makes a brilliant film debut as Ramona. Selena
Gomez is the consummate big sister as Beezus but her gorgeous "eye-
candy" beauty is over powering in some scenes and all of the attention gets
focused toward her. Gomez is definitely future lead material. Take the chil-
dren to this one.
Hit me up at feedbackrych@sbcglobal.net
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Editorial Continued from A-2
service is on a spiritual level not physical. Mothers should encourage and model reading bib-
lical scripture to your daughters to show the importance of biblical order in ones life and
applying those to relationships. Reading biblical scripture at an early age develops early
communication skills, cognitive processing and strengthening values, morals and spirituali-
ty. Whether it is the The Holy Qur'an, The Holy Tanakh, The Gustav Vasa Bible and the
King James Version.
Girls and Healthy Living
A parents teaching and guidance are responsible for their child's sexual behavior, this is why
modeling and education are important. Unexpected or unwanted pregnancy can keep young
women from completing high school, delaying college and even delay taking GED courses
for a diploma. Duval County has consistently been in the double digits for AIDS related
deaths from 2004 to 2008. In relation to Sexually Transmitted Disease Duval County is con-
sistent since 2006 (824) to 2008 (976) cases and increasing. Reports of new HIV cases have
grown from 2006 (208) to 2008 (264). Infant mortality which has been addressed by E3
Business Group, Inc from past forums emphasizes that the data be made aware, because any
infant death is too many and in most cases preventable. Mothers must teach their girls if
there is a pregnancy it is important to have neonatal care as soon as possible to cease any
behaviors that are dangerous to the unborn child and the expectant mother. From 2006 (12.7)
to 2008 (13.9) the reports of infant mortality are overwhelming. Young teen girls are having
sex as early as 11 years old and the ages fluctuate between 12 and 13 for girls engaging in
direct intercourse or oral sex. Information from JCCI
Mothers Need Help Sometimes
Mothers are not without available resources to help with their daughters. As a teacher pre-
vention and proactively addressing issues, being prepared is better than being taken unaware
of failing grades, unplanned pregnancy, low self esteem or other challenges that girls will
face in their lives. The presence of community organizations help to redirect, refocus and
educate young ladies. Empowering lifestyles which help in making relevant decisions in
education, community involvement, relationships and career choices.
The wrong choices can have life long dire consequences, and the correct choices can help
with a life filled with success and achievement. When a mother needs help if there is Internet
access search for local community support agencies or charities.
There are many challenges and distractions for young ladies. Mothers must be diligent to
keep the lines of communication open between themselves and their children. Daughters
require a close relationship with their parents. Traditionally girls are more vulnerable in
many ways than boys, and are in need of more guidance and to be taught to rely on their cog-
nitive gifts not physical attributes. Girls are inundated with television and magazine ads
about "how" they are supposed to look, feel, act, interact with others, and seek to be older,
but many girls are not emotionally ready to accept this behavior. Their actions are displayed
in the classroom and in many cases there is appropriate and respectful interaction, but at
times redirection and counseling is needed. A mother is to show their girls that she is great
just the way she is. Mother's help your daughters make this school year better than the last
year and not to rely just on one test to show how successful she is. You may be raising the
next President, Senator, Supreme Court Justice, Doctor, Civil Rights Leader or Corporate

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By Audrey Peterman (Audrey Peterman is an environmentalist and writer who
focuses on the legacy of people of color in America's publicly-owned lands %Vt'/nm)
The northeast Florida leg of the Gullah/Geechee Nation International Music and
Movement FestivalTM celebrating the "Gullah/Geechee Seminole Maroon Reunion"
begins Thursday, August 19, in Nassauville at historic Little Mt. Olive Baptist
Church, 941336 Old Nassauville Rd., (CR 207 South). A cultural presentation led by
Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah Geechee Nation, and a contingent of Elders
from the Gullah Geechee Wisdom Circle, begins at 10 a.m. followed by a remem-
brance ceremony in Goffinsville Park. Guests who would like to join the day tour
for lunch and additional tour stops that follow the ancestors' travel route south to
Fort Mose in St. Augustine should arrive at 9:30 a.m. to register. Participants will
pay homage at sites that are significant in the black, maroon and Seminole experi-
ence. The festival continues August 20-22 in Ft. Lauderdale and the Bahamas. It will
convene an historic reunion between the Gullah/Geechee people, who trace their
culture directly to the coast of West Africa, and their Seminole and Miccosukee
brethren. Call 904-206-3352 for information regarding the Nassauville gathering. To
register, visit www.gullahgeechee.info or e-mail gullgeeco@aol.com.

Story by: Sandy Neal
Photos: Star Struck Photography (Sandy)
Carl Thomas The R&B Singer visited City
Hall Pub (hosted by Frontline Promotions and
Nightvizion Entertainment) this past Saturday
and I had the pleasure of meeting with him and
ladies he's as smooth as his music. The ex-
member of Bad Boy Music (Sean P. Diddy
Combs Label) where he released his single "I
Wish" which topped the R& B charts and set
the stage for his album "Emotional released in 2000. On the suc-
cess of the single, and the album's other singles, "Summer Rain," and
the title track "Emotional" which reached #18 and #8 on the R&B
charts respectively, the album did very well. In fact, Carl Thomas
debut album went platinum.
In 2004, Carl Thomas came back with his second album, Let's
Talk About It. The album went gold and had moderate success with
its singles. The singles for the album were "She Is" and "Make it
Then Carl had a tragedy in his family his brother Duranthony
Evans was killed in a drive-by shooting that resulted in Carl taking
some time off from the music Industry.
When I got to the hotel where he was staying here in Jacksonville
he was very upbeat and happy to be back in jacksonville he says he
receives alot of love from his fans here and I had the pleasure of
meeting a few of his cousins that reside here in Jacksonville.
When we arrived at City Hall Pub the music was pumping DJ
Lyvwyr was on the l's and 2's the energy was amazing from his fans
as soon as they caught sight of him walking into the venue. As soon
as he stepped on the stage the crowd went crazy and the ladies went
even crazier, there was one female fan that reached over to wipe his
sweat. He performed all his hits such as "Summer Rain", "I Wish I
never Met Her At All", "Emotional" etc....And his fans knew all the
words to his songs and some even joined him onstage. After the show
he mingled with his fans took numerous photos, signed autographs,
gave many many hugs and handshakes.
I'd met Carl a year ago and he was just as charming then as he
was on this visit to Jacksonville. He is a father and very close to his
sisters he comes from a tight knit family.
In closing Ladies "Yes" He is SINGLE and quite the gentlemen
I felt very priviledged to have been invited to accompany him to the
event at City Hall Pub and once again get his photograph.


DESTINATION MATERNITY will be celebrating breastfeeding month. Nursing moms
and moms-to-be are invited to join the celebration with complimentary bra fittings, light refresh-
ments and breastfeeding discussions. The event will take place August 21, 2010 at Destination
Maternity in Jacksonville, Fl. For more information call (904) 997-9155
THE EARLY LEARNING COALITION will host a voluntary Pre- Kindergarten Back
To School Jam on Saturday, August 14. This event is fro families to enroll their children in the Free
VPK program for the 2010-2011 school year. The event will bra from 9 am-12 pmat the Early
Learning Coalition of Duval. For more information call (904) 208-2044
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 contact (904) 325-5559.
Johnson Family Flea Market will be giving away school supplies at the Johnson Famly
Flea Market, at 8500 Ramona Blvd, on August 21, 2010 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 or while supplies
last. For more information contact GA LA CAR at 904-487-9254

Darry Reuben Hall's Frat House will take place 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.

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
Campus. For more information call (904) 646-2361.

SEPTEMBER EVENTS Dates and times TBA or visit www.jaxcvb.com
Springfield Jazz and Heritage Festival
Annual festival includes local artists performing R&B, jazz and gospel music; Jacksonville;

Caribbean Carnival
Showcases the best of the Caribbean-American community with performing arts, art exhibits, a
parade of bands, Caribbean cuisine vendors, and music; Jacksonville; http://www.jaxcvb.com

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The Gantt Report would like to send condolences
to the wife, children and family. members of slain
former pro quarterback Stese "Air McNair"
McNair. I'm going to let the other editorial colum-
nists parrot what they read about the tragedy in
white newspapers or saw on white broadcast
sports shows but I want to talk this week about
Black family unity and what can happen if family
values get distorted.

The Bible says you should love God and love your neighbors and I say you
should also love your family. When you love your spouse and your children
you should put your family first. We all have friends, partners and associates
that we adore but love for friends is different from love for spouse and fami-

A married person should put their spouse first! A friend, even a girl friend or
boy friend, should never be considered on the same level as a spouse. If you
have one, you can't buy your "special" friend the same things you buy that
you buy your spouse, you can't take your friends the same places that you
take your spouse and you should never engage in intimate conversations with
anyone other than the person you made commitments or vows to.

There are a lot of different relationship levels. There are friends, close
friends, friends with benefits, finances and, the best friends in the world,
spouses. Whenever a Black person puts someone of the opposite sex first and
that person puts them second, third or fourth, there's bound to be trouble.
No, a married person should not expect their mate to be perfect but they
should expect the people that they love and marry to be the very best that
they can be.

If men and women in relationships would just be honest with each other, most
of the drama, hurt and bad feelings in relationships would disappear. If you
want to hang out with, spend money on or even have sex with someone else
just be man enough or woman enough to say it. Personally, I have never met
a cat, so to speak, that sprung me so bad that I would risk my family or risk
my life just to be with the pussy. If I'm with a woman, I'm with that woman
until one of us decides that we shouldn't be together any more. If my lady
decides to run away from me for another guy I always tell her to keep walk-
ing and don't look back! If you feel that you must have variety in your life,
there are countries and cultures where multiple spouses are acceptable.

If you just like to get more than one cat there are places that you can go to
play with a cat a while and then retreat back to the castle where your true
queen resides. A woman once told me that any curious dog will sometimes
stray and roam but the smart dogs will always respect, take care of and
return to their home! Brothers and sisters, women, lovers and everyone else
hate to be scorned. Be safe, put your spouse and family first and above all
love and respect your wives and husbands.
(Become a fan of The Gantt Report on Facebook. Buy Gantt's book "Beast Too: Dead
Man Writing" and/or contact Lucius at www.allworldconsultants.net)

Dear Deanna!
I feel there'% a difference between honest and not telling the
whole truth in a relationship. My husband has the tendency to
leave out important facts. I'se learned that he'll tell me what he
wants me to know and %when I find out other things. he claims he
forgot. How do .ou forget that .ou ha'e a child, how do .ou forget that you got fired
and how do .ou forget .ou hase a "ife. In other words. he's living a double life and I
don't know "%hat to do?
Carol (Charleston. SC0

Dear Carol:
Your marriage is missing trust and communication which are the strongest staples for
a solid relationship. There are also some issues with you that may cause your husband
to be intimidated so he's forced to lie about everything. However, there are no excus-
es for his double life in which he has committed adultery. The both of you need to
invest in a therapist to sort out your issues, organize your mess and clear the air of
the Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde personalities.

Dear Deanna!
My boyfriend has finally proposed and I don't know if I want to accept. I had images
and thoughts that when it happened, I would feel a certain way and my life would
change. My heart feels heavy and now I'm scared and not sure if I want to get mar-
ried. I realize that I have to answer to him, my life will change and I lose all of my
freedom. Is there anything 1 can do to feel better about this whole thing?
Anonymous (Online Reader)

Dear Anonymous:
You can feel better by realizing that you're not ready for marriage. You may want the
benefits of finance, sex and entertainment, but you're not ready for the idea of a com-
mitted marriage. Have a talk with your boyfriend so that he doesn't spend money or
make any investments knowing you have cold feet. Marriage is a blessing and a ben-
efit. You may need to re-evaluate this situation and be the bigger person and make the
right decision to walk away.

Dear Deanna!
My daughter has a two-year old son and they both live with me. I have rules as far as
anyone eating in certain areas, cleaning up and purchasing their own toiletries. She
allows my grandson to run wild all over the place, there are juice stains and finger-
prints everywhere and my carpet is ruined. Then to make matters worse, she uses my
detergent and cleaning supplies. I work full-time and I am stressed because they're
ruining my place. How do I handle this?
Stressed Out Grandma (Glen Burney, MD)

Dear Grand Ma:
Your grandson and your daughter both need discipline. You have to realize the tod-
dler is going to be a handful and he'll be into everything on a regular basis. This is no
excuse because your daughter should be teaching him a few things. He's at a curious
stage but he can use a few taps on those little hands when they wander. Put your foot
down to your daughter that she needs to take care of her child and stop being a free-

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Sea Islands Black Heritage Festival

Get on the bus, train, fly, walk and run to Saint Simons Island, Georgia to celebrate
the Sea Islands Black Heritage Festival August 20, 21, 22. Friday, August 20 at 6p
- witness a tribute to greatness voices in the wings: Marian Anderson, John
Coltrane, Billy Daniels, Ella Fitzgerald, Dexter Gordon, Paul Robeson, Tupac
Shakur, Sarah Vaughan. Tap your feet; clap your hands to the extraordinary per-
formers Jonathan Blanchard, Harry Burney, Rosalyn Burrough, Coastal Youth
Theatre of Voices, Natalie Moore, Smooth Journey; Master Drummer, Eugene
Armstrong; Keeper of the Culture, Wendy "Bithiah" Brown. Tickets are going fast!
Please call 912.230.2831 or 912.230.2834.

Wait, there's more!
Saturday, August 21, 10:00a to 6:00p, Gascoigne Park at Epworth by the Sea Prof.
Kathleen Cleaver and Watani Tyehimba; observe the Ga Geechee-Gullah Shouters,
Elder Louise Miller Cohen and others telling lives of family, community, struggles,
survival and love! Award-winning J'miah Nabawi; The Joy Dennis Band; Smooth
Journey; The Last Mime; literary art reading; art exhibition arts & crafts, quilting;
children's Boulevard; Vendor's market of unique one of-a-kind fascinating items
waiting to be purchased at reasonable prices; nourishing food, red rice & sweetness
for the soul.

And yes! The festivities continue with a full weekend of heritage, culture, Soul &
Love! -
Saturday, August 21 at 7:00p, R&B, Salsa, Reggae and Rock & Roll DanceFest fea-
turing the Leslie Adele and the Groove Eclectic Band

Sunday, August 22 7:00a Where the Spirit is in the Water! East Beach -
Spiritual Ceremony Sunday, August 22 11:00a l:00p
History and the gospel, First African Baptist Church celebrating 151 years
Remembering the drums, images, symbols, wisdom, deeds and proverbs.

Sunday, August 22 2:00pm Connecting, Healing and Jazz Under the Oaks at
Gascoigne Park at Epworth by the Sea

Contact Dee at 912.230.2834 / 912.230.2831


AUGUST 14,2010





AUGUST 14. 2010 T^E S PAGE B-3...,

From Actual Police Reports

Did You Hear About?...

Employee Arrest
An employee with the Nassau County Sheriffs Office was arrested
on July 7, 2010 by the agency's Internal Affairs Unit for "Grand Theft." The
arrest occurred after an investigation determined that Donna Lea Carroll, a
dispatcher with the Communication Section, had been forging medical
notes to receive time off with pay.
It was alleged that Ms. Carroll was calling in sick, forging doctors'
notes and submitting the notes to administrative staff so that she could be
paid for time not at work. Detectives discovered she was submitting dupli-
cates of an original doctor's note from December of 2009 and changing the
Ms. Carroll was paid more than $500 for the days she used the
forged documents. This is payment she otherwise would not have received.
Ms. Carroll has been terminated from the Nassau County Sheriffs
Office. She had been a communications dispatcher for five years.
Ms. Carroll was booked in to the Nassau County Detention Center.
She was released on $20,004 bond.
T. L. "Tommy" Seagraves, Jr.
Sheriff, Nassau County
For more information, contact Angela Spears, Public Information
Officer, at (904) 548-4050.
Four Juveniles Arrested
Detectives with the Nassau County Sheriffs Office wrapped up a
home invasion robbery in Fernandina Beach with the arrest of a fourth sus-
pect. Three other juveniles have already been taken into custody.
The home invasion occurred around midday June 10, 2010. The vic-
tim, Edward Vail, who was asleep in his apartment at 123 Hirth Road, awak-
ened to find four juvenile suspects in his
bedroom. He was held at gunpoint and punched during the robbery.
The suspects stole a laptop, a cell phone and some cash, and then
fled the apartment. Mr. Vail knew three of the suspects and was able to pos-
itively identify them.
All four juveniles have been charged with armed home invasion rob-
bery. They are being held in the Duval Detention Center.

*-h mJ T i -*

Jacksonville Sheriff's Office

On Saturday, August 7, 2010 the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office and
the Sheriff's Advisory Council hosted the 13th Annual "SHADCO" Safety
Fair at The Avenues Mall from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. The goal of the Safety
Fair is to inform the public of the Sheriff's Advisory Council objectives and
the benefits of becoming a member of SHADCO. The event also provided
the public with safety related information from a variety of sources includ-
ing various'divisions of the Jacksonville Sheriffs Office, other law enforce-
ment agencies, governmental departments, and private businesses.
This year they had over 60 displays inside the Avenues Mall and in
the parking garage.

Services provided include:
Free child size bicycle helmets N.E. FL Wolfson Children's Hospital
Free child electronic fingerprints & photos U.S. Secret Service
Free blood pressure screening Red Cross

Some of the information provided at the safety exhibits includes:

Identity Theft Forest Safety Elderly Assistance
Auto Theft Impaired Driving .Organ Donation-
Spider & Snake Info Domestic Viblence CPR Training
Disaster Preparedness Child Adoption Info Epilepsy Info
Mentoring Programs Motorcycle Safety Alzheimer's Info
Insurance Fraud Boating Safety Train Safety
Financial Fraud Poison Prevention


Police Cars Police Motorcycles
Fire Trucks Police Boats
SWAT Vehicles Bomb Squad
Canine Unit Mounted Unit
JSO Crime Scene Unit JSO Command Center
Police Helicopter Trauma One Helicopter

If you have any questions regarding the event, please contact Officer B. L.
Bates at 923-6987.

The attached pictures are photos of
burglary suspects and a vehicle
detectives are trying to identify.
Anyone with information as to the
identity or location of the suspects or
vehicle are asked to contact the
Jacksonville Sheriff's Office at 904-
630-0500 or email us at
JSOCrimeTips@jaxsheriff.org. To
remain anonymous and receive a
possible reward, contact Crime
Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS or email
them at

Aggravated Assault and Attempted Armed
Robbery 18 years old, 5'7", 140 pounds,
brown hair, blue eyes, NO BOND He is
believed to be in the Mandarin area staying
wherever he can find a place to sleep.

On July 30, 2010 at 12:50pm the Florida
.Bank at 4211 San Juan Avenue was robbed.
The suspect was a white male in his 40's,
approximately 5'3" and 190 lbs. The suspect
wore a black bandana with white skulls,
black goggles with yellow lenses and a dark
colored shirt with blue pants. The suspect
also carried a cane and walked with a limp.



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Rookie McGee

Embracing any role in training camp

Sports editor

Rookie return special-
ist/cornerback Scotty
McGee was the second of
the Jacksonville Jaguars
two sixth-round picks in
this year's NFL Draft. He
sees his role on the 2010
Jaguars as anything the
coaches ask him to do.

"It feels good. I'm in train-
ing camp. It's exciting, it's E
a blessing. I'm just embrac-
ing everything, kick return,
punt return, cornerback. Whatever it is they are going to have me do to help the
team, I'm here and I'm going 100 percent," said McGee during the second day of

McGee, 5-8, 182, was the first player from James Madison drafted by the Jaguars
in franchise history.

"Returning kicks and punts, that's pretty much second nature to me. The main
thing that I really need to focus on right now is just the cornerback stuff. Getting
in my playbook, working hard and just making sure I know what we're doing
when we get out on the field," said McGee, who was a four-year letterman for the
Dukes, playing in 45 games with 29 starts.

He finished his college career with six returns for touchdowns including three of
99-plus yards. He posted a career 30.5-yard kickoff return average with three
touchdowns on 71 returns. He averaged 9.6 yards on 41 punt returns with three

As a cornerback at James Madison, McGee finished with 134 tackles, two inter-
ceptions, 27 passes defended and three tackles for loss. McGee, 24, started all 11
games at cornerback as a senior and also excelled as a returned. He returned 21
kickoffs for a 30.5-yard average and 18 punts for a 5.4 average. He earned sec-
ond-team AII-AA honors as a kick returned, punt returned and cornerback.

With the Jaguars he is hoping to make his mark on special teams, something a
lot of NFL rookies hone in on.

"Definitely. In the return game I'm hoping that just with my skill set and talents
and ability that God has blessed me with that I will be able to go out there and
really make things happen. Give us great field position to put points on the board,
and jpst really be a headache to some special teams coaches," he said.

But he also feels comfortable returning kicks.

"I'm pretty fluent. The main thing is just confidence. I'm really confident in what
I do. During organized team activities (OTAs) I was coming out and catching any-
where from 50 to 100 balls a day on my own," said McGee. "That's really paid div-
idends and it's made me more comfortable at the position, just fielding the ball,
hand placement and things like that."

A native of Virginia Beach, McGee attended Ocean Lakes High School where he
rushed for 1,304 yards and 17 touchdowns as a senior.

He and his wife, Darya, have a son, Marcus. McGee was the 203rd pick overall in
the NFL Draft. He is the third of the team's six draft picks to sign a contract this

Place: Adam/ Jenkins Sports & Music Complex
Date: Saturday, August 21, 2010

the sport, will add another distinguished honor to her lengthy resume when she
was officially inducted into the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame.

Edwards, the only U.S. basketball player to participate in five Olympic Games
and a four-time Gold Medalist, will take part in ceremonies on Saturday evening
along with Leta Andrews, ultra-successful coach at Granbury (Texas) High School;
Rebecca Lobo, 1995 National Player of the Year at Connecticut and a teammate of
Edwards for the 1996 Olympics; Gloria Ray, president/CEO of the Knoxville Tourism
& Sports Commission; Teresa Weatherspoon, a star for Louisiana Tech and in the
WNBA who played with Edwards in the 1988 and 1992 Olympics; and Chris Weller,
former head coach at the University of Maryland.

After leading the Cairo (Ga.) High Syrup Maids to a state championship as a senior,
Edwards was a two-time All-American
for the Georgia Lady Bulldogs during a
spectacular four-year run that made
UGA one of the nation's premier pro-
grams. Edwards helped lead Georgia to
its first-ever Final Four appearance as a
freshman in 1983, to an NCAA runner-
up finish in 1985 and to SEC
Championships in 1983, 1984 and 1986.
The Lady Bulldogs compiled a 116-7
record during Edwards' four seasons in

Edwards also began her unparalleled
international playing career while still in

In 1984, the summer following her
sophomore year at Georgia, she was
the youngest member of the U.S. team ,

This week, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell visited Jacksonville to address a group of community and
business leaders and show his support for this community's efforts to revive the pride in our home team.
Commissioner Goodell made it clear that he wants the Jaguars to succeed in Jacksonville. And with a suffi-
cient buy-in from fans like you, the team can and will remain a viable part of this community for the long

Let's not forget that last season all but one of our home games was blacked out locally. Media outlets
throughout the country published stories about Jacksonville and what was perceived to be a lack of support
for our NFL franchise. These same stories speculated that the future of this team in Jacksonville was ques-

I knew something had to be done and I called together business and community leaders to make it happen.
The group responded and Touchdown Jacksonville Revive the Pride was launched. The goals of the group
were simple: Sell tickets and eliminate blackouts in Jacksonville.

Since that time, the response from this community has been unparalleled. More than 13,500 season tickets
have been sold and community pride in the Jaguars is soaring. The momentum we've created in this off-
season has brought us within striking distance of our goal. As of today, only about 4,300 season tickets
stand between us and a blackout-free season. So while we've accomplished a great deal, our work is not
yet finished.

The new season is almost here. Training camp is underway and the excitement for the team is mounting
throughout the region. We must parlay that excitement into ticket sales and show detractors throughout the
nation that they are wrong when they suggest that Jacksonville isn't cut out to be an NFL city. If you haven't
already done so, please consider becoming a season ticket holder. You can find more information about sea-
son tickets on the team's Website at www.jaguars.com or by calling 904-633-2000.

I am confident that we can sell the remaining 4,300 tickets before the kickoff of the first preseason home
game on August 21. I look forward to seeing the seats at the stadium filled to capacity this fall. Go Jags!
John Peyton Mayor


that cap-
tured a w
G old
Medal at
the Los
Angeles Olympics. She was the backbone of virtually
every U.S. National Team to enter a major internation-
al competition for the rest of the century. She captured
additional Gold Medals in 1988, 1996 and 2000, as well
as a Bronze in 1992.

In 2000, Edwards co-captained the U.S. to another
Gold Medal in Sydney, giving her the unique distinc-
tion of being both the youngest and the oldest
women's basketball player to earn Olympic Gold.

After graduating from UGA, Edwards also enjoyed an
extremely successful professional career with stints in
Italy, Japan, Spain, France and Russia. She also played
a formative role in the development of professional
women's basketball in the U.S. Edwards was on the
board of directors of the ABL, the first league to form
after the Atlanta Olympics, and served as player/coach
of the league's Atlanta Glory. She wrapped up her play-
ing days in the States with the WNBA's Lynx in 2003
and 2004.

The Women's Basketball Hall of Fame will be the sixth
Hall of Fame Edwards has been inducted into. In addi-
tion, she was a member of the inaugural class for the
University of Georgia's all-sports "Circle of Honor" in
1995, she was elected to the State of Georgia's Sports
Hall of Fame in 2001, she was inducted into the
National High School Sports Hall of Fame in 2002, she
was included in the inaugural class for the Grady
County (Ga.) Sports Hall of Fame in 2009 and she was
enshrined in the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame last

Edwards will be Georgia's third representative in the
Women's Basketball Hall of Fame. Katrina McClain, the
1987 National Player of the Year and herself a four-time
Olympian, was inducted in 2006, and coach Andy
Landers was enshrined the following year in 2007.






The Star



Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten Back to School
Jam on the Horizon

Jacksonville, FL,
August 9th, 2010.-Girls Inc.
,- of Jacksonville is growing
in the Arlington area by
opening the new "Arlington
Girls Center" starting
August 23, 2010.
The new site, located at
1420 Rogero Rd, will host
-; .. Girls Inc. of Jacksonville's

3702 Stanley Street.
The Girls Inc. after-school programs are specifically designed for elemen-
tary, middle and high school aged girls to prepare them for the next step of their edu-
cational success.
"It is important that our programming is age appropriate to ensure the girls
are developing skills to help them become successful and productive members of
the community" said Juanita Forman, Director of After-School and Outreach for
Girls Inc.
GIRLSMART after-school program is developed for elementary girls. The
program focuses on teaching girls to appreciate an active lifestyle. The girls will
learn how to analyze critically what they see and hear in the media, advocate for
change and create realistic images of their lives. Girls will learn practical applica-
tions of information and technology.
GIRLSLEAD is designed for middle school aged girls and is intended to
build their leadership skills and create lasting social change through community
action projects.
GIRLSERVE is created for high school girls interested in learning how to
plan, design, and implement community service and activist projects and helps the
girls prepare for college and career opportunities.
For more information on Girls Inc.'s after-school programs or to enroll
please call (904) 731-9933 or email to formanj@girlsinc.org.
Girls Incorporated of Jacksonville is non-profit organization that inspires
all girls to be Strong, Smart and Bold through nationally-researched educational
and enrichment programs. Girls Inc. provides after-school, summer and outreach
programming for girls aged five tol8 in Northeast Florida.


MADISON-Attention, desk jockeys: ditching the cubicle and computer screen
this summer can be good for your health.
While the hazards of summer sunburn, bug bites, swimmer's itch and so
forth are well-known, the hot season offers plenty of health advantages the desk-
bound may overlook.
Dr. David Rakel, an associate professor of family medicine at the University
of Wisconsin and medical director of the UW Health Integrative Medicine program,
says the human body needs to connect with nature and the outdoors to build greater
immunity to disease.
"A theory called 'hygiene hypothesis' suggests we are staying too clean by
remaining indoors with our hand sanitizer and anti-bacterial soap, and not training
our immune system to become fully developed," he says. "There's some promis-
ing research that shows kids who grow up playing in the dirt and on farms actually
have less asthma and allergic rashes of the skin. In essence, kids who are exposed
to bacteria and elements in nature train their immune systems to be better balanced,
so in the long run, they may remain healthier."
Rakel says getting outside at any time of the year, including the winter, is
helpful. But the summer sun seems to provide even greater benefits, so long as it's
done in moderation and the skin is not over-exposed.
"It could be the longer days," he says. "You also get to appreciate the sense
of community. There are more picnics, more triathlons, and more family reunions.
People are leaving their homes and making social connections, which are important
to good health."
Rakel adds that nature also has a positive impact on mood, and he often
finds that his patients are less dependent on anti-depressants when it's sunny and
warm outside.
"It's what research and common sense are pointing at," he says. "If I'm out
in nature surrounded by beautiful trees, blooming flowers, watching my child play
soccer with my neighbors, I'm going to perceive that as a more positive experience
than sitting inside a cubicle with recycled air."
Rakel says the good feelings that come from being outside trigger the
release of neuropeptides, which are proteins in the brain that have a positive effect
on the overall function of the body when triggered by positive perceptions.
"If your mind is cluttered with the stresses of the day like the big project you
have at work or your child not doing well in school, take a walk in nature and con-
centrate your attention on the flowers, the beautiful pine trees or the bumble bee,"
he says. "That can be a great opportunity to get your mind out of its chaotic sto-
Katherine Bonus, founder of the mindfulness program for the UW Health
integrative medicine program, says connecting with the outdoors can be tantamount
to meditation.
"It could serve as a simple meditation practice for all the times we feel too
busy to notice we are alive, too busy to notice it's summer and too busy to remem-
ber both are impermanent," she says. "Step outside several times a day, feel the sun
and wind on your skin, notice the sights and sounds of summer, and enjoy those

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. August 2, 2010 The Early Learning
Coalition will host a Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (VPK) Back to School Jam
on Saturday, August 14. The event is for families to enroll their children in
the FREE VPK program for the 2Q10-2011 school year. Enrollees will
receive free school supplies and families will have the opportunity to make
a craft.
To be eligible, families must be residents of the State of Florida and
the enrollee must turn 4-years-old on Or before September 1. At the event,
families will receive a VPK voucher allowing their enrolling child to attend
VPK at a qualified program provider in Duval County.
This community effort will be in partnership with Wachovia, A Wells
Fargo Company.
Parents will need to bring proof of child's age and proof of Florida res-
idency. Typical examples for each are:
For proof of age:
Birth Certificate, Blue shot record signed by doctor, Passport, or
Military ID.
Driver's License, Utility bill, Lease Agreement or Pay stub.


, Saturday, August 14, 9 a.m. 12 p.m.

WHERE: Early Learning Coalition of Duval
8301 Cypress Plaza Dr; 32256

WHO: Early Learning Coalition of Duval
* Families, who are residents of the State of Florida, with children who will
be 4-years-old on or before September 1, 2010, and who want to enroll their
child for the 2010-2011 school year in Duval County.
* Wachovia, A Wells Fargo Company
Direct Questions from parents/guardians to: 904-208-2044
Can't Make it on the 14th? We will be available the following dates as well:
Monday, August 23rd-ELC of Duval will be OPEN from 8:00 am until 7:00
Tuesday, August 10th---Mandarin Branch Library from 5:30 pm-7:30 pm.
Thursday, August 12th---Highlands Branch Library from 5:30 pm-7:30 pm.
Tuesday, August 17th---Regency Branch Library from 5:30 pm-7.30 pm.
Thursday, August 19th---Beaches Branch Library from 5:30 pm-7:30 pm.
Registration is also available year round at the Early Learning
Coalition offices.
To learn more about Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten, Child Care
Resource and Referral or the Early Learning Coalition of Duval call 904-
208-2044 or visit www.ChooseQualityChildCare.org

Recession-weary families offered free school supplies,
health screenings
Sponsoring church aims to help over 1,000 families at Back to School Jam
on Aug. 14

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (Aug. 4, 2010.) During a time when many busi-
nesses and organizations are cutting back, The First Baptist Church of
Oakland is doing more to help students prepare to return to school. The
church, aided by a long list of sponsors, is presenting the Fourth Annual
Back to School Jam.
This year, the Back to School Jam will be held Saturday, Aug. 14, at
Metropolitan Park from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. In total, nearly 1,000 students -
most attending challenged schools will be impacted by this community
event. High school students will receive USB flash drives, and there will
also be free backpacks and school supplies distributed to elementary and
middle school students. Free physical will be also be offered at the
Health Fair
Rev. Torin T. Dailey, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Oakland,
the Back to School Jam is an opportunity for the church to reach out to the
community during tough economic times and help needy families ensure
their students are prepared to succeed.
"As a church, it is our job to uplift and respond to the needs of our
community," Dailey said. "The school year is fast-approaching, and we
want to help ensure all children are prepared and ready."
Tabitha Michelle Cobb, a pre-teen member of the church, donated
$250 of her own money to help support the Back to School Jam. She will
be in attendance, helping to distribute the backpacks and school supplies
her money will help purchase.
The Back to School Jam also features a Health and Education Fair,
where students can receive free physical exams. Parents can visit with
staff from Duval County Public Schools and learn about various education-
al resources.
There will be live entertainment on the main stage, music, games,
food vendors, and demonstrations by the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, the
U.S. Navy and Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department.
The Back to School Jam is part of the church's Youth Explosion
weekend, which also includes the Parent and Student Empowerment
Dinner on Friday, Aug. 13, at Matthew Gilbert Middle School. This event
will include seminars and resources for parents and students, as well as a
Dignity-U-Wear clothing giveaway.
Though it has grown exponentially in recent years, Youth Explosion
is a long-standing endeavor of the First Baptist Church of Oakland, located
in a neighborhood adjacent to downtown Jacksonville. Youth Explosion is
sponsored by The Chartrand Foundation, Sunshine State Health Plan,
Walmart, Marion Graham Mortuaries, the City of Jacksonville, Duval
County Public Schools, Tabitha Michelle Cobb, and a host of other busi-
nesses and organizations.





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