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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:


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United States -- Florida -- Duval -- Jacksonville
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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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Young Father Killed
Ronald Youmans, 30, was
Excited about the coming
birth of his first son,
according to his grand-
mother. But he will not be
here for the birth. The
father of two daughters was
killed Wednesday morning
and found lying between
two buildings at the
Ronald Youmans, 30, David Crawford, 62, Brentwood Apartments.
stabbed to death murder suspect It has been reported that
David Crawford, 62, who
also lived in the complex, finally admitted that he stabbed Youmans to
death after the victim's blood was found in and outside of his apartment.
According to Crawford, he was afraid of Youmans and just snapped. It
is not clear as to why he had'this fear. He originally told the officers
that a stranger stabbed his neighbor.

Crawford has been arrested an"d charged with murder.

T.I. and Tiny Arrested

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T.I. (Clifford Harris) and wife
Tameka (Tiny) Cottle were arrest-
ed Wednesday when an officer
smelled marijuana from their
vehicle. The couple married in
Miami recently after the rapper,
T.I. was released from prison for
weapon charges.

World's Number One

Poker Player
S Phil Ivey is for the poker world as
Tiger Woods is for the golf world.
He has been playing poker since
he was three. Lederer, a leader in
the poker world says that Ivey has
a chance to become the greatest
poker player in history. He has
won eight world series and is only
two less than the most ever won.
Millions play on the Internet but
Phil Ivey, 34, champ Ivey is still the champ.

Software Predicting Criminal
Behavior Now Being Used
It is often wondered how a child might turn out.
Now, there is a software developed by Richard Berk, a
professor at the University of Pennsylvania. The soft-
ware is already being used in Baltimore and
Philadelphia to predict if a person on probation or
parole will murder or be murdered.
If the software is proven to be accurate, it will be used
to determine the sentence and the bail amount for a
On the average, there is one murder for every 100,000
people. Now this computer advancement will help find
that one of 100,000. The software has about two vari-
ables, from criminal record to geographic location, the
type of crime, and the age the crime may be committed.
It is felt that by using this software, high-risk people
can be monitored more aggressively.and may prevent
punishing people who, more than likely, will not com-
mit a crime in the future.
This effort to predict crime is futuristic but the goal is
to lessen crime.

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As promised by the president

America's fighting in Iraq is over
Vice President Joe Biden and Defense
Secretary Robert Gates presided over a
ceremony. Wednesday to usher in the
next chapter for the United States in Iraq.
America launched a new military oper-
ation designed to train, assist and advise
4L 4the Iraqis. The fighting in Iraq by
America's military ended on August 31
as promised by President Obaina.
The ceremony was held at Al Faw
Palace in Baghdad to mark the conclu-
sion of the U. S.. combat mission dubbed
F |& Operation Iraqi Freedom and the transfer
to the assistance mission, named
I r J Operation New Dawn. Vice President
Biden, who has a son serving, said this

could not have happened without the finest fighting force in the world.The fighting lasted 9 years.

Running Mate Chosen for He is Gone But Left a legacy

GOP Nominee for Governor Dr. William P. Foster,
founder of Florida A&M
SUniversity Marching 100 died
Saturday at 91 years of age.
Dr. Foster knew how to
please the crowd because he
carefully trained the world
A famous high-stepping march
Sing bands that played the latest
After his creation, other
SDr. William P. Foster, 91 bands around the country tried
GOP candidate for Florida governor, Rick Scott with state to imitate the choreographed
Rep. Jennifer Carroll, his choice for lieutenant governor.
dance routine steps that Foster introduced.
On Thursday morning, Rick Scott, GOP nominee for Dr. Foster led the FAMU band from 1946 to 1998.
Florida governor, introduced state Rep. Jennifer Carroll FAMU's Marching 100 is known as- the best in the
as his running mate. Carroll, 51, is the first black country and the most imitated. What was so amazing
female elected to the Florida Legislature in history as a is the fact that Dr. Foster kept up with the latest songs
Republican. She is a retired Navy veteran, serving her and that is what the band played.
second term representing District 13 in the house. Even though the band now has more than 400 mem-
If Scott is elected, Carroll will be the state's first black bears, it is still called.the 'Marching 100' and has per-
lieutenant governor, formed at Super Bowls, the Olympics, the Grammy
She and Scott are very different and many wonder Awards and the inaugurations of President Bill Clinton
how she feels about his campaign promise to drug test and President Barack Obama.
welfare recipients which in effect, could include A live viewing is being held on Friday and Saturday
medicare, the disable, veterans, and elderly food stamp and a live broadcast of the funeral is scheduled to be
recipients. seen in the Grand Ballroom.
Kelvin Duley Help Invent Georgia Ports Authority

Record Setting Electric Car Welcomes 8,500-TEC Vessel

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Electric car built by De LaSalle High Kelvin Duley, help
School students, including Kelvin. invent and build.
Would you believe, an electric car that has set a sci-
ence record by travelling 300 miles per gallon, was
built by high school students in Kansas City, Missouri.
The students rebuilt a former 2000 Lola Indy Race car
using electric components. They also gave the car a
lighter body, a driveline and an electric-propulsion sys-
tem. It was tested at the Bridgestone's Texas Proving
Ground, where the world records were confirmed. The
best scientists in the world have not been able to
accomplish what these students did, with the help of
their instructor, of course.
Prior to this project, Kelvin dream was to become a
basketball player. Now that he understand the power of
'serious' thinking, he has changed his career goal to
become an engineer. "You go Kelvin."

Port of
when the
(20-. foot
unit) docked at Garden City Terminal occurred this
Curtis Foltz, GPA' executive director, said "The future
of shipping is here. The arrival of the Figaro is a view
into the future of shipping between Asia and the U.S.
East Coast once the new locks become operational.
The Figaro is part of the Columbus Loop service and
comes through the Suez Canal. It is so critical to eco-
nomic and job growth for the region. Georgia's deep-
water ports and inland barge terminals support more
than 295,000 jobs and contribute $15.5 billion in
income, $61.7 billion in revenue and $2.6 billion in
state and local taxes to Georgia's economy annually.
CMA CGM is the world's third largest container
shipping company.

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By: Tonyaa Weathersbee, BlackAmericaWeb.com

I didn't want to write about Glenn Beck's rally on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial this past weekend. I did-
n't want to give this gold-shilling huckster abetted by Fox News and the angst of white folks who will never,
ever get over the fact that the man in the White House is black any more attention than he'd already gotten from
YouTube and CNN.
But I got to thinking about something that a friend told me some time ago that made me change my mind.
This friend, a teacher, told me about how some black students at the mostly white high school she taught at
would balk at honoring black history and black traditions.
Seems that their white classmates had duped them into buying into the ludicrous idea that to acknowledge their
history amounted to them being racist and that they somehow owed it to their white classmates, many of whom
celebrate their Irish and Italian and European roots, to embrace invisibility.
That story made me think about how important it is for black parents and black communities to rear black
children whose sense of history and pride is too strong for them to be that gullible, to be that lightly armed intel-
And unless we do that, our children will be especially vulnerable to this whitewashing of history that right-
wingers like Beck have embarked on since Barack Obama was elected president.
For his part, Beck claims that it was divine providence, and not cynicism, that led him to pick the Lincoln
Memorial the site where Martin Luther King Jr. gave his "I Have A Dream" speech 47 years ago for his
"Restoring Honor," rally on Saturday.
I don't believe that.
And the fact that he said that he and his mostly white minions some of whom have carried signs depicting
Obama as everything from an ape to a bone-in-the-nose witch doctor were going to "reclaim the civil rights
movement," tells me that in spite of all the God-talk and all the troop honoring, Beck intended to conflate their
cause with King's.
No doubt, the tens of thousands who came to see Beck believe they are as oppressed as the black people who
marched in 1963. There's just one big difference: The protesters who gathered at the Lincoln Memorial nearly 50
years ago were marching to get access to rights guaranteed by the Constitution, while the people at the Beck rally
were, in essence, protesting having to share those rights with people in a nation that is becoming blacker and
Yet they want to use the symbolism of 1963 to remake history; people who now want to say that the 14th
Amendment doesn't mean what it says and that the 1964 Civil Rights Act was flAved. And Beck's rally isn't the
first attempt at this.
Just this past spring, the Texas Board of Education voted to revise its history textbooks to remove what some of
its members deemed as left-leaning, anti-American views.
Among other things, it wanted to portray W.E.B. Dubois and Ida B. Wells as people who preached negative
views about America even though during their time, lynchings and segregation made life pretty negative, if not
outright unbearable, for most black people.
Also this past spring, Arizona came up with a law that barred most ethnic studies from being taught. Its lawmak-
ers, it seepns, have no problem seeing Latinos when it comes to scrutinizing whether they are in the country ille-
gally, but don't want to see their struggles and their contributions to this country in classroom lessons.

In a way, it's almost flattering that Beck, a racist who found his moment. (AP)
..... when America elected a black president, would look to use the symbolism of the
civil rights movement to push his delusions.
But what's dangerous about it is the fact that his rally, as well as things like the Texas
history textbook changes, the Arizona ethnic studies ban, and even the attempts last
year by some school districts to not show Obama's back-to-school speech, amount to
attempts to distort and minimize black history.
And while none of us can stop Beck or anyone else from having a rally at the Lincoln
Memorial it's his right to do so what we can do is make sure that when he starts
popping off nonsense about reclaiming the civil rights movement, at least our children
will know he's popping off nonsense.
And be bold enough to say so to their classmates.....

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Faith In Our Community
Schedule of Events and Services

CHURCH, located at 9319 Ridge Boulevard with Rev.
Freddie Sumner, Pastor, will be celebrating it's annual
Dual Day, Sunday, September 12, 2010. Church School
begins at 9:00 a.m. Morning Worship service at 10:30
a.m. The speaker for the morning hour is Matron
Vanessa Richmond, Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church. The
afternoon service will begin at 3:30 p.m with guest
speaker Pastor Elwyn Jenkins, Tru Way Church of The
Risen Christ. Our Theme is "The Virtuous Women and
the Men of God." The Church is extending an invitation
to the public to come worship with us in this joyous
occasion. For more information contact 904- 527-1762.
GOD'S Music back into the Church. September 11th,
2010, to be held at North Pearl Street Baptist Church,
4003 N. Pearl St. This is a special invitation for all
Pastors, Choirs, Music Directors, and Instrumentalists
of your church. Registration for the entire day is FREE,
so come and receive blessings that will spread through-
out the Music Ministry of your Church. For More
Information, Please Contact: Betty Bullock (904)-401-
5263; Julian Bullock (904)352-0292 or Jasmine J.
Bullock Production Company (904)-485-0147.
WALK/RUN FOR LIFE, Saturday, September 4,2010
from 7:00 am 12:00 pm. Walk/Run starts at FOSCI
Building located at 3106 North Myrtle Ave. and ends at
Edward Waters College, 1658 Kings Rd. We need not
walk alone...Will you share the Burden? For questions,
call (904) 683-4986.
HEALING HEARTS: Support for Individuals and
Families Haven Hospice is offering a six-week sup-
port program for adults grieving the loss of a loved one.
The group will be facilitated by a Haven Hospice social
worker. Please park behind the church and go through
the rear entrance at Trinity Lutheran Church located at
1415. McDuff Ave., Jacksonville, Tuesdays starting
Sept. 14 and ending Oct. 19, 2010 from 5:45 p.m. -
6:45 p.m. Contact Haven Hospice at 904-733-9818 for
more information.
JACKSONVILLE Sunday Music September 2010
Sunday, September 5, 2010 at 10:45 a.m. Mark Elliott,
folksinger, markelliottmusic.com; Sunday, September
12, 2020 at 10:45 a.m. Angelo Goderre, viola; Jeanne


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10:45 a.m. Timothy Edwards, violin; Tyrone Tidwell,
viola; Handel/Halvorsen: Passacaglia for Violin &
Viola. Locate at 7405 Arlington Exprwy. 904-725-8133
Rev. Ron Hersom, minister; Henson Markham, music
director, 904-346-0373, www.uujax.org
CHURCH, 1365 Harrison St., Jacksonville, FL, with
Rev. Richard R. Russ, Pastor, invite each of you out to
our 2nd Annual Men In Black Program September, 12,
2010 at 4:00 p.m. Whereas the Rev. Walter Scott, Pastor
of First Missionary Baptist Church of Folkston, GA.
will be our Guest Speaker. For more information, please
contact Sis. Nicolla Mack at 904-226-6437.
will celebrate their 2nd Anniversary Sunday, September
12, 2010 at 5:00 p.m. at the Provision of Promise Center
Ministries, 2078 Liberty St., (11th & Liberty). Rev.
Joseph Pierce Minister. Appearing on Program: Rev.
Raymond Robinson & Male Chorus/Folkston, GA; The
Singing Trumpets; The Gospel; Shepherds; The Gospel
tones; Special Guest: Ms. Deloris Quaranta; The Gospel
Caravans; Ruth Grant; A Greater Worship; The
Sunbeam Singers; Lil Jessie & The Miracles; Elder
Robert Jackson & The New Spirit Travelers; Bro. Floyd
Perkins; New Creations, Deacon Willie Kirkland &
Friends; Bishop L. Laney & Choir; Rejoice: Sis. Bessie
Brown; Bro.' Sidney Gailyard. Bishop Larry Boston will
be honored.
CHURCH, located at 9319 Ridge Blvd., Jacksonville,
with Rev. Feddie Sumner, Pastor. LADIES! LADIES!
LADIES! You are cordially invited to attend our Annual
"Women in White" Fruit of the Spirit Worship service
on Saturday, September 11, 2010 from 10:00 a.m. to
12:00 p.m. For more details, contact 904-527-1762.
ONE CHURCH ONE CHILD of Florida will host an
adoption gala and prayer breakfast on September 16 and
17, 2010 to inform churches, individuals and communi-
ties of the opportunity to partner with One Church One
Child and to help with the critical crisis of children in
need of adoption (a permanent loving family). Over
1000 people will attend the event and will be treated to
a reception and breakfast hosted by One Church One
Child and in partnership with the Department of
Children and Families and Family Support Services of
North Florida at the wonderful Jaguars Stadium (now
EverBank Field).
Listings are due the Tuesday before the next issue. Email sub-
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ADAMS, Dwight
Raymond, died August
30, 2010.
died August 26, 2010.
BECTON, Anthony H.,
died September 4, 2010.
BROWN, Thelma S., died
September 4, 2010.
HAYWARD, Barbara
Jean Hayward. September
4, 2010.
Lee, 60, died August 30,
JACKSON, Marcello,
died September 1, 2010.
Mary, 87, died August 31,
LYTLE, Dr. Mia L. A.,
died August 28, 2010.

Morris P., died August 30,
SMOKES, Erlene Davis
"Cookie," died Friday,
September 3, 2010.
STEWART, Dianne T.,
58, died Tuesday, August
31, 2010.
Newton, died Friday,
September 3, 2010.

DALLAS, Vincent D.
Dallas died August 28,
2010, at the Brunswick
hospital of Southeast
Georgia Health System.
OGBURN, Dorothy E.
Ogburn of Townsend died
Friday, August 27, 2010.

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New Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church
1824 Prospect Street Jacksonville, FL 32208
Sunday School .....................................9:30 a.m.
Sunday Morning I,
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 ,..

Historic Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church
Worship Service .................................. 10:00 a.m.
Church School .................................... 8:30 p.m.
"Glory Hour" Bible Study ........................... 10:00 a.m.
"Jehovah 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 Night,7:00 p.m .
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Website: Greaterelbethel.org

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Mrs. Eugene Baker
and another Family Member

Mrs. Hughes with BethelitesCr

The American Beach Community Center filled to capacity with family and friends, was the setting for the 70th Birthday Celebration honoring local
Restaurateur Mrs. Annette Baker Hughes. Dressed beautifully in shades of coral and orange and, surrounded by family and friends from far and near, Mrs.
Hughes is a testament to age 70 being the new 50.
The party was a celebration of Mrs. Hughes birthday and Mrs. Hughes' announcement that she will be closing the doors to her restaurant after twenty-two
(22) years later this fall, However, she made it clear that she is just slowing down, not stopping and will be available to her friends for her prize wining cuisine.
That was good news to hear as none of us want to imagine being totally without the delicious edibles Mrs. Hughes is known for.
Throughout the party there were tributes that brought laughter and very moving accolades from her sons DeWitt Hughes, HI, Jacksonville, FL and Anthony
Hughes, Atlanta, GA, her longest childhood friend Mrs. Betty Crews Dennard, goddaughter Ms. Anita Walton, mentee Donald Riley, granddaughter Ms. Ashlee
Hughes, and her pastor Bishop Elect Rudolph McKissick, Sr. Mrs. Allie Faye Polite, Elder Zelda Richardson, and the Toast Mistress Minister Karen Woodson
were the other program participants joining the honoree on the program.
One of the many highlights of the evening was the unveiling of an oil painting created by Grady Abrams of Martinez, GA. The unveiling brought ooh's and
aah's from everyone. The painting is a pictorial collage of Mrs. Hughes' life from childhood to the present that includes the faces of her parents and her late
brother Eugene Baker.
Retired Nutritionist Ms. Tamar Britton coordinated the delicious and divine provisions. And of course what party would be complete without Ms. Britton's
signature Fresh Strawberry Tower? On this night it appeared to be most succulent ever with the largest strawberries ever!

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Mrs. Hughes with Friends that included her Party
Coordinator Mrs. 'Bert' Brooks

Thank you for sharing your events and stories for the column each week! Because of you readers are there with you each week. For column entries you
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Economic Investment

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Health and Safety

/ was born in New Orleans. My family still lives here. We have
to restore the Gulf communities for the shrimpers, fishermen,
hotel and restaurant owners who live and work here.
Iris Cross, BP Community Outreach

No oil has flowed into the Gulf for weeks. But we know this is just the beginning of our
work. BP has taken full responsibility for the cleanup in the Gulf and that includes keeping
you informed.

Restoring Gulf Communities
We can't undo this tragedy. But we can help people get back on their feet. We have been
working with impacted communities since day one.

Partnering with local governments and community organizations, my job is to listen to
people's needs and frustrations and find ways to help. We have 19 community centers and
teams in four states, listening and helping.

Restoring The Economy
BP is. here in Gulf communities with shrimpers, fishermen, hotel and restaurant owners,
helping to make them whole.

More than 120,000 claim payments totaling over $375 million have already gone to people
affected by the spill. We have committed a $20 billion independent fund to pay all legitimate
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We will do everything we can to make this right.

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and a much sought after personality but he insists that he is not well known yet!
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he has always been warm and cordial. Idris Elba:has a flame burning in Hollywood
that is undeniably getting brighter with every new movie he makes. His films i.e.,
Tyler Perry's "Daddy's Little Girls," "Obsessed" and "The Losers" to name some
plus his British accent and style only add fuel to that raging fire. In his latest offer-
ing, the Screen Gems Pictures action gangsta flick "Takers;" Elba portrays the cool
and Sauv6 Gordon Jennings who is the co-leader of a professional bankrobbery
How does Elba evaluate his character Gordon? He smiles, "I was really just a
small part of an ensemble even though my character is'the leader. He is bad and a
professional thief. I have played worse characters in my past that have a real mean
streak. I do that pretty easily. I am a good person at heart but it's more fun being a I
bad guy." How did Elba influence his character for the film? He gets right to it,
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small time thief turned a big time thief. I wanted to change that a little bit and make
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directors, I would have never been where I am today. In this day and age, the mar-
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September 4, 2010 THE STAR PAGE A-7

Rep. Brown, Rep. Diaz-Balart Extremely Disappointed by
Florida State Supreme Court Decision Regarding Deceptive
Amendment 6

Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart and Congresswoman Corrine Brown issued the
following statement with regard to the Florida Supreme Court's decision to dismiss
their lawsuit to strike Amendment 6 from the November 2010 ballot:
"We are deeply disappointed by the decision of the Florida State Supreme Court
today. We believe it is outright indisputable that this Amendment, is passed, would
be a giant step backwards for communities of interest." "I wholeheartedly believe
that Amendment 6 is merely a subtle attempt to dilute minority representation on a
federal level," said Congresswoman Brown. "Indeed, minority communities don't
live in compact neighborhoods, and the amendment's requirement of compactness
will defeat the ability of the Legislature to draw viable access and Majority-Minority
seats. This Amendment is nothing more than a deceitful attempt to turn the clock
back to the days before 1992 when Florida did not have any African-American rep-
resentation in Congress," said the Congresswoman.
Congressman Diaz-Balart said, "It's a shame that in today's decision the Florida
Supreme Court disregarded the law and instead felt it was necessary to play politics.
Their decision could irreparably harm the electoral process and prohibit the drawing
of districts where minorities have the opportunity to elect candidates of their choice.
I am confident that once the federal courts consider the case they will decide based
upon constitutional issues, not politics."
The Members also added that "the legal protections to ensure fair Redistricting that
have existed for decades, including the Voting Rights Act, have been used effective-
ly in the last two decades to increase Minority representation and provide Minority
Communities an equal opportunity to elect candidates of their choice. That said, not
only will this not remedy any claimed injustice, but also take us back to the days
when the rights of Minority Communities to effectively participate in the political
process will take a back seat to the Special Interests that promote this Amendment."
Lastly, they stated that "the Supreme Court merely made a procedural decision.
What'was decided today was that the Florida Supreme Court held that pre-election
challenges to proposed citizen-initiative amendments cannot be brought in a circuit
court. Yet there is not anything in this decision that undermines our arguments about
the substance of the amendments."
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Seven States Suing Over Health Care Reform
Seeking Health Subsidies
Florida led the law suit against the Obama administration over its health care reform
law. Of the twenty states suing because they say the law, which requires individuals
to have health insurance, is an attempt by the federal government to overreach its
authority, seven are benefitting from monies provided under the new law. These
states are Arizona, Idaho, Indiana, Louisiana, Michigan, Nebraska and Nevada.
They are receiving money provided under the new law to cover health care cost of
retired state employees, and six of the states are headed by Republican governors.
The health care measure provides funds to private corporations and state govern-
ments to help fund expensive retiree care.
About half of FORTUNE 500 companies have expressed interest in the program
and 16 states have been approved to participate.
Florida's attorney general said he will continue to fight health care reform and is
confident he will win the law suit because the federal government can't require indi-
viduals to have health care insurance. What amazes many is the fact that he and oth-
ers are against health care insurance but all states require drivers to have car insur-
ance. Florida Republicans and Tea Party members continue to criticize what they
call 'government handouts' such as unemployment insurance, social security and
welfare, already receive such, if they are over 65. When they get medical care, it is
called, Medicare. Do you think they will care if it is stopped?

A Day of Music to Celebrate
Jacksonville and the Symphony

A day of FREE COMMUNITY CONCERTS by Jacksonville Symphony
Ensembles will take place on Sunday afternoon, September 19 to kick-off the
new Symphony season and foster community pride in our city. Small groups
of Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra musicians (including string, woodwind
and brass quintets) will perform at venues throughout the greater Jacksonville
Performances are scheduled to begin at 3:00 p.m. and each program will run
for 45 minutes. There are 11 performance locations, including Downtown
(Main Library), Northside (Jacksonville Zoo, Gateway Mall, Riverside
Presbyterian Church, Beaches, Mayo Clinic, San Jose, World Golf Village,
Fleming Island/Clay County, Mandarin/Julington Creek and Amelia/Fernandina
(First Baptist Fernandina Beach.



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Florida Association of Black, Owned Media, Inc. Up and Running


to Education*

Since 1988 the Florida Lottery's commitment to education has remained
our mission. Millions of students have attended Florida's public schools,
and their education continues to make a difference in their future. Our
commitment to education has reached students in Florida's 67 counties,
including community colleges and state universities. In addition, now
more than 450,000 students from across the state have received a
Lottery-funded Bright Futures scholarship, opening the door for new
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Dianne Speights, Secretary-The
Weekly Challenger -Coverage area:
Saint Petersburg. "For more than two
decades, Dianne Speights, publisher
has been an iatrical part of The
Weekly Challenger's family; serving
first as a columnist and special events
coordinator and in 2006 accepting the
role as general manager and in 2010
as publisher.

By Staff Writer
The Florida Association of Black Owned Media, Inc.
(FABOM), consisting of 15 newspapers and two radio stations
reaching more than one million Black Floridians, is a non-profit
organization of communication professionals of Black owned
media in the state of Florida.
FABOM was founded December 22, 2005 by Black publish-
ers and professionals from area newspapers, radio and television
stations,. public relations and advertising firms. Those in media
organizations involved in the dissemination of news as well as
freelance journalists, along with specially recognized non-jour-
nalists (honorary members) & media related professionals, con-
stitute the membership.
The mission of FABOM' is to connect forces of universal
importance for the encouragement, growth, permanence and
financial stability of Black owned and operated media in the state Clara McLaughlin is the owner and
of Florida. publisher of The Florida Star.and The
"By holding fast to our charge, we will keep alive the overall Georgia Star newspapers. The Florida
mission of the Black Press, which is to "Plead our own cause," Star was founded in 1951 by. Eric
assuring a fair representation and an advocate for our readers." Simpson and at the request of his fami-
Bobby R. HenryPresint ly members, Clara purchased it in 2002.
-Bobby R. Henry, President Clara initiated the journalism major at
The organization is comprised of Black professionals who Howard University in 1970 where she
own media outlets throughout the state. Other members include graduated with honors. She served as
those in public relations and advertising firms, those in media editor-in-chief of the University's year-
organizations involved in the dissemination of news and free- book and received the first All
lance journalists along with the specially recognized non-journal- he is the author of the first book for
ists (honorary members.) black parents on childcare and is the
The Association has as its particular purposes and objectives, first black female in the United States to
the promotion of a unified front in-all matters relative to the pro- be founder and largest shareholder of a
session of journalism and the business of owning and operating network affiliated television station.
The Gainesville, Florida native has
Black owned media. been recognized throughout the U.S.
FABOM encourages and fosters cooperation and fraternal fel- for her many accomplishments and is
lowship. the recipient of many honors and
"We feel that in order to move forward and gain the necessary nwar She is alo the host of mpactd
respect, we must come together and fight for what should be AM1360, Jacksonville. Photo by Frank
ours", says Johnny Hunter, Vice President. M. Powell, III of The Florida Star.
In order to generate new advertising revenue for the member-
ship, FABOM has created a vehicle for the dissemination of technology inherent within the industry.
It is a one stop shop to place advertising in all of its member newspapers and it's a repository of his-
torical data on Black America for which it is capable of the gathering and dissemination of news to
its members, directly or through its auxiliaries, for use in their newspapers.
"We will endeavor to win our due recognition and champion the causes of our readership of well
over one million Black readers by the usefulness of our collective power to advance the highest and
best interest of all people in general but in particular those of African descent and to foster the busi-
ness interest of our members",
The Florida Association of Black Owned Media believes that: "Only Sunshine Covers Black
Florida Better" '

Sylvia Perry, Membership Chair-
Jacksonville Free Press
Coverage area: Jacksonville, FL
The Jacksonville Free Press was
first published September 1986 by
Rita Perry and now her daughter
Sylvia Perry is at the helm. The
newspaper has since come to be rec-
ognized as a major link to tlhe
African-American community.
They will soon mark their 25th year
of serving the northeast Florida



Kevin T Collins The Orlando Times
Coverage area: Orlando, FL.
Publisher Kevin T Collins has been
with The Orlando Times newspaper
for over 14 years, with over 672 edi-
tions under his belt. Starting as a
newspaper carrier at the age of 9,
Kevin tirelessly worked his way
through every department of the fami-
ly-owned newspaper The Orlando

e Kaye Andrews, Treasurer-Florida
d Sentinel Bulletin, Coverage area:
rs Tampa, FL. S. Kay Andrews is a 4th
- generation publisher. Her great
n grandfather, W W. Andrews pur-
g chased the Gainesville Sun newspa-
9f per in the late 1800s, moving the pub-
Sication to Jacksonville in the early
1900s. In 1945, her grandfather
founded the Florida Sentinel
Bulletin in Tampa. After completing
Talladega College she returned to
Tampa and worked in various capac-
ities from proofreader, typesetter,
advertising sales, reporter, GM and
finally publisher.

Peter Webley -Caribbean
Today -Coverage area:
Miami, FL. Peter Ainsworth
Webley launched Caribbean
Today news magazine in
December 1989 to fill what
he saw as a need for greater
and better news coverage of
the Caribbean region and of
Caribbean people in South
Florida. 17 years later, this
Florida-based newspaper
has made its name by pro-
viding news and informa-
tion about the Caribbean
and South Florida.

Other Members of FABOM -Kassidy is the best work oflife. That phi-
Johnson/Tammy Johnson In Touch News, Coverage losophy has guided Johnny
oHunter, Sr. since he was a young-
area: Tampa, FL; Gayle Andrews-Andrews Plus, ster. That spirit led him to take the
Coverage area: State of Florida *Candace Lewis-Khufia helm of TEMPO News in 1990.
-Mahogany Revue, Coverage area: Ocala, FL; *Jackie Under his direction, the magazine
Miles-Pensacola Voice, Coverage area: Pensacola, FL; became a weekly newspaper:
*Reverend R. B. Holmcs-Capital Outlook and WTAL
1450-AM Coverage area: Tallahassee; *ClhaI les W. Cherry II, Esq. -Florida Courier and
Daytona Times, Coverage area: State of Florida --*No photo

Bobby R. Henry, Sr.
President- Westside
Gazette. Coverage area:
Dade, Broward, Palm
Beach, FL. In circulation Y
since 1971, the Gazette is
family owned and
Broward's oldest and
largest Black owned
newspaper serving the
African American com-
munities in Broward,
Dade and Palm Beach
Counties. Bobby R.
Henry, Sr. is a second
generation .,publisher
whose innovative entre-
preneurial initiatives have
dramatically transformed the traditional family-owned
newspaper which has seen his emergence as an influential
corporate member with-
in the State of Florida
and throughout the

Johnny Hunter, Vice President-
Tempo News. Coverage area:
Sarasota, FL. Johnny Hunter, Sr.
believes that faith in God gives
meaning and purpose to human
life, and that service to Humanity


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James Madison, Parliamentarian
Florida Sun Review -Coverage area
Orlando, FL. James Madiso
replaced James Macon as published
of The Florida Sun newspaper in th
fall of 2007. Prior to that time, th
former Air Force Officer an
Vietnam veteran worked in various
capacities of the newspaper through
out the 1980s and 90s. Madiso
began his career in the publishing
business in 1975 with publication o
the Orlando Review Newsmagazine.

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Canning Class. Monday. September 13th. 9:00AM Noon and 1:00PM to
4:00 PM. Jacksonville Canning Center, 2525 Commonwealth Ae. Come to a
make and take canning class on Kini-Pineapple Orange Jam. The cost is
$20.00. Payment must be received by September 7th. Mail to Canning Class,
1010 N McDuff Ave. Jacksonville. Fl 32254. Make check payable to DCO-
HAC. Pre-registration is required with payment. Please call Jeannie at 904-
387-8850 to register. Class is limited.

Free Community Concerts by Jacksonville Symphony Ensembles will take
place on Sunday afternoon, September 19 to kick-off the new Symnphony sea-
son and foster community pride in our city. Small groups of Jacksonville
Symphony Orchestra musicians (including string, woodwind and brass quin-
tets) will perform at venues throughout the greater Jacksonville area.
Performances are scheduled to begin at 3:00 p.m. and each program will run
for 45 minutes.

Rain Barrel 1\orkshop, Thursday, September 23, 2010. 10:00 am Noon
Du al Co. Extension Service. 1010 N McDuffAve. Jackson% ille. Fl 32254 Rain
barrels must be pre-ordered and prepaid by Monday. September 20th Cost of
class is $5.00. cost of rain barrel is $40.00 (optional), total of $45.00. Make
checks payable to DCOHAC and send to address above. This is a makee and
take" workshop. Each participant will make their own rain barrel and be
given instructions on how to hook it up and the best ways to use the rain water.
For more information and registration, call Becky at 387-8850.

Crocodile Rock III Dust off your parachute pants and get retro with all your
friends when you plan to attend Crocodile Rock Ill, a 80's themed party' being
held at the St. Augustine Alligator Farm on Saturday. Oct. 9 from 6:30 pm to
10:30 pm. Food provided by SAiRA, dancing, costume contests, Vinyl Idol,
and other fun-activities are planned. All proceeds benefit EPIC Community
Services. Tickets are $50 per person. For more information, call EPIC at (904)
829-3295 or visit www.crocodilerock.org

Oct. 23, 2010 Ancient City Kids Day A day of free family fun! Over 40
organizations offering fun activities and contests for kids, live entertainment
all day, resources for parents. The only charge is for food and beverages.
Saturday, Oct. 23 from 11am to 3pm at Francis Field in St. Augustine. Call
EPIC Community Services. Inc. at (904) 829-2273 for more information.

Itisn't his championship
boxing tournaments
that won the lifetime devotion of
his wife and kids his legacy is
built on his attention to the details
in his family life.


Children who grow up with
married parents generally
do better in school, work, and
life. That's a fact. Committing
to being a full-time dad and
husband builds a family that
will protect your legacy
for generations.

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

DEFINITION: An unpleasant, temporary disturbance
that occurs while traveling, characterized by dizziness and
stomach upset.

By Lucius Gantt

Boo hoo! Boo hoo! I'm a registered
independent voter that wished I
could vote for some candidates in
Primary Elections.
Jezebel lost, Jemima lost,
Fidler lost. Sambo lost. Kingfish
lost. Amos lost. Andy lost. All of the handkerchief-
headed, boot licking Uncle Toms that disrespected and
took Black voters for granted lost.
The Bible says "the sheep will know the
Sheppard's voice". In the 2010 Primary Elections the
sheep didn't know the sheppard and the sheppard did-
n't know the sheep!
Many candidates never wanted to get out in the
field and mingle with the sheep, they didn't want to
hire the sheep and they wouldn't go to sleep and dream
about crossing the rivers that the sheep had to cross
every day in America. Voters vote for candidates that
they know. They vote for candidates that share their
views and their values. They vote for candidates that
deliver more than symbolic gestures.
Oftentimes, it appears as though African
American political candidates are the only candidates
that shun their own kind when hiring high-level cam-
paign employees and vendors. Cubans can be found in
decision making positions on the campaigns of Cuban
candidates. Jews hire Jews. Women hire women and so
forth. When Blacks don't get a high percentage of
Black votes, the candidates say "Black folk didn't vote
for me". They never say the white campaign consult-
ants and advisors I paid $10,000 a month didn't know
how to motivate and influence Black voters. The can-
didates never say that white campaign managers
refused to hire Black campaign vendors or that they
refused to consider advertising in Black media outlets.
I say, if you can't get all white votes cast just by
hiring a white political consultant, the "any Negro will
do" philosophy will not result in a high turnout of
Black voters.
Both white and Black voters want public ser-
vants that can perform!,Voters want politicians that can
address the government issues of interest to the people.
Health care is great. Education is fine but
money is better! If voters had good jobs, the voter
turnout would be higher. If Black entrepreneurs had
more business, the voter turnout would be higher. If
political advertisements were more positive than nega-
tive, the turnout would be higher. If candidates had a
better understanding of political timing, the turnout
would be higher!
The Black candidates that win elections usually
can turnout more than just the 'frequent voters.
Winning Blacks can turn out the "street vote", the
"crack vote", the "truck vote", the "fraternity-sorority"
vote, the "church vote", the "project vote" and all of
the other voters that are registered to vote.
Yes, the political sheep can recognize the voice
of the political sheppards. Our problem is many politi-
cians are wolves in Sheppard's clothing. The people
that were. paid five, ten and fifteen thousand dollars a
month to generate votes wouldn't know a sheep from a
prairie dog. They wouldn't know Lamb Chops from
Little Bo Peep!
Voters are more likely to vote for candidates
they know. If they don't know the candidates, at least
voters should know members of the candidates cam-
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BODY PARTS INVOLVED: Semicircular canals in the inner ear. These fluid-filled canals maintain bal-
SEX OR AGE MOST AFFECTED: Both sexes; all ages.
SIGNS & SYMPTOM: Loss of appetite, Nausea and vomiting, Spinning sensation, Weakness and
unsteadiness, Confusion, Yawning.
CAUSES: Motion, especially airplane, boat, or car: amusement park ride or swinging. Irregular motion
causes fuid -changes in the semicircular canals of the inner ear, which transmit signals to the brain's
vomiting center.
RISK INCREASES WITH: Don't eat large meals or drink alcohol before and during travel, Sit in areas
of the airplane (usually over the wings) or boat with the least motion, Recline in your seat if possible,
Breathe slowly and deeply, Avoid areas where others are smoking if possible, On an airplane or bus: turn
on the over head air vent to improve air circulation, Don't read, Take medication to prevent motion sick-
ness before you travel, Some airlines have developed behavior-modification techniques for those who are
afraid to fly or have motion sickness. Contact the airline or travel agent for information, Psychological
factors contribute to motion sickness. Try to resolve concerns about travel before leaving home,
Maintain a positive attitude, Consider preventive therapy: One technique involves desensitization (spe-
cial training for using your eyes that may help avoid the symptoms motion sickness).

DIAGNOSTIC MEASURES: Your own observation of symptoms, Medical history and physical exam by
a doctor, if motion sickness is recurrent and interferes with your life.
APPROPRIATE HEALTHCARE: Self-care, Doctor's treatment, if you have a chronic illness that may
be worsened by vomiting, Psychotherapy or counseling, if your occupation or lifestyle requires travel
and you usually develop motion sickness.
POSSIBLE COMPLICATIONS: Dehydration from vomiting, Falls and injuries from unsteadiness.
PROBABLE OUTCOME: Spontaneous recover when the trip is over or soon thereafter.

GENERIL MEASURES: Once you have the symptoms, try to rest in a dark room with a cool cloth the
eyes and forehead, Allowing yourself to vomit can help the nausea, Don't make yourself vomit.
MEDICATION: For minor discomfort, you may use non-prescription drugs, such as dimenydrinate
(Dramamine), before and during travel. Your doctor may prescribe scopolamine patches to control
symptoms, Remove promptly after travel is completed; long-term use is not recommended.
ACTIVITY: To minimize symptoms during travel, rest in a reclining position and fix your gaze on a dis-
tant object.
DIET: Eat lightly or not at all before and during brief trips. For longer trips, sip frequently on bever-
ages don't take large drinks to maintain your fluid intake. Avoid alcohol, carbonated drinks and
extra-cold beverages
You plan to travel and have had disabling motion sickness in the past.

Last week, I talked to you about how important it is to operate 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! 1 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 repre-
sents 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 immeasurable 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 frag-
mented, and removed and limited from all of the blessings that have been put in our lives. This journey to open-
ness is yours to begin ANYTIME you decide, when will you begin?
As your life coach, I am here to encourage, uplift, and support you in this journey. I am waiting to hear
from you!: Adi K.
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September 4, 2010


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From Actual Police Reports

Did You Hear About?...

Jacksonvile Sher s Office

Crime Stoppers, Jacksonville Sheriffs Office and Firehouse Subs had a
press conference today to announce a $6,000 reward to be given out for any infor-
mation that leads to an arrest reference the robbery of any Firehouse Subs location.
Firehouse Subs donated $5,000 and Crime Stoppers has donated $1000. Over the
past ...couple months they have had three armed robberies to different locations.
Anyone with ANY information about any of the robberies is asked to con-
tact Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS and you will remain COMPLETELY
Crimes Around the Neighborhood
Granny Shoots Intruder During
On a Monday morning, Ethel Jones, a 69-year-old grandmother, heard some
noises outside her home in Decatur Georgia.
She said she heard somebody at the back door and front door trying to break in.
Jones sleeps with a .38 pistol under a pillow that is next to her when she is alone
in her home. Since she does not own a car, the intruder probably thought no one
was home.
The robber proceeded to remove an air conditioning unit from a window in
a back room before entering the home. When Jones walked out of her bathroom,
she saw the suspect, who was holding a pen light near her bedroom. "I shot three
times," Jones said, "and he ran away hollering." Jones, who used to go target'prac-
tice with her former husband, immediately dialed 911, and even though the dis-
patcher kept coaxing her to put the gun down, Jones was so shaken by the incident
that she simply could not release her grip on the weapon. She was terrified that the
robber was still lurking outside of her residence.
Police investigators cracked the case quickly and determined that a nearby
neighbor, 18-year-old Michael O'Neal Bynum, had been the perpetrator. He was
reportedly in stable condition after going to a nearby hospital for a gunshot wound
to his abdomen.
Bynum, who was on probation for a prior burglary conviction, will go to a
county jail upon his release from the hospital. He will be charged with second
-degree burglary and held without bail.
Deputies with the Nassau County
Sheriffs Office arrested Grant Croxton,
21 of Yulee, after a high speed pursuit in
Yulee on August 291 2010. A deputy ini-
tially spotted Mr. Croxton traveling,
about 80 mph in a 35 mph zone, east-
bound on State Road 200 near U. S.
Highway 17.
Croxton changed lanes erratically and
would not stop. When he reached the'
License Road area, he made a circle in
the intersection, almost hitting several
vehicles as he began traveling west-
bound on State Road 200. The deputy
ended his pursuit due to traffic safety
Another officer intercepted Mr. Croxton speeding.west of Yulee on State
Road 200. He attempted to stop the suspect, but Croxton failed to stop and the
deputy ended the pursuit. Croxton continued westbound, driving erratically, and
crossed over to the opposite side of the road into oncoming traffic. He turned
around at Edwards Road and began driving back towards Yulee.
It all came to an end when Mr. Croxton lost control of his vehicle near the
intersection of State Road 200 and Oak Tree Lane. He hit a speed limit sign and a
state road sign. The suspect told deputies he was "wild'n out." (Wild'n out is doing

Grant Croxton was taken to the: Nassau County Detention Center. He was
charged with fleeing and attempting to elude and reckless driving. His bond is set
at $110,004.
Students Promote School Safety with First Coast Student Crime Stoppers

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -The safety of our students is our highest priority, and as
the new school )ear begins, it is important to remind students that Duval County
Public Schools is a partner with First Coast Crime Stoppers, a program specifically
designed for students to be an active part in their schools' safety.
"First Coast Student Crime Stoppers is a proven program and an important
component in providing the safest learning environment possible for our students
and staff," said Superintendent Ed Pratt-Dannals.
Student Crime Stoppers is a completely anonymous tip line that offers up to
$100 for information about criminal acts in schools and up to $500 for information
regarding firearms \when these tips result in arrests. The program offers students the
safety of complete anonymity, while promoting responsibility and allowing students
to take action against victimization and crime. ..

While the district encourages students to first report a crime oif suspicion of
a crime to a School Resource Officer or a school administrator, if students are
uncomfortable or unwilling to speak with a school official, they can call the Crime
Stoppers Tip Hotline at 1.866.845.TIPS (8477) or text "TIP326 plus the message" to
CRIMES. Tips can be submitted to Crime Stoppers at any time.
Examples of When to Call

Your Weekly


August 30, 2010 September 5, 2010

Relationships are still giv- It is important that you Mercury continues to be
ing you much food for continue to look after your retrograde in your home
thought. The tests of the health, Taurus. If there is a zone, which gives you a
previous weeks will contin- problem that you've been chance to clear out clutter
ue, but as you have recent- ignoring, it is time to get it and give yourself space. As
ly overcome a fairly major checked out. Make this a Mercury is in Virgo, you
one, the week ahead is priority even if it doesn't may find this retrograde
quiet and even peaceful by seem particularly urgent or phase helps you to set up
comparison. It may help to critical it is or may new daily routines which
clear the air by saying it become so. With Saturn in involve adopting healthier
like it is. Don't hold back, this zone until 2012, you and more life-enhancing
as this will only make need to take greater habits. If you begin now
things worse. Make sure responsibility for yourselfand continue for approxi-
important data is backed up and for trying to feel good mately a month, you may
at work, and don't take any as much as possibly. Watch find you have created new
chances with crucial docu- out for mixed messages, neural pathways that will
ments or information. An especially if you are dating enable you to function at a
evening out will make you someone new. Try to avoid more energetic and peace-
smile. embarrassment! ful level.
Your home zone is very As Mercury continues to You are doing all you can
much in focus, and it be retrograde in your finan- to get your finances back
appears you have your cial zone, you still need to on track. You are no longer
work cut out. You always be careful when making interested in buying lux-
ury items that may look
take your family responsi- major purchases. Later this ugood bt have nomay l
abilities very seriously, but week the Sun moves to auction. Your whole phi-
from now until sometime in conjunct Mercury, which losophy around posses-
2012 you may have even may help enlighten you sions and consumerism is
more to deal with. The concerning a problem that undergoing a change.
presence of Mars and you have so far failed to When you are tempted to
Venus in the same zone resolve. Communication buy something new
suggests that it is time to issues are also highlighted, because it is easier you
negotiate with other family You seem particularly keen have instead opted to get
the old model repaired,
members, and to make sure to get in touch with anyone the old model repaired,
mebeswhich saved you money
that you are the one left you have fallen out with. and created less waste.
with the majority of the You want to make amends, Recycling will soon
work. The sooner you do heal broken hearts, and become even more impor-
this the better: start off again on fresh tant to you.
You are certainly busy You may have had sev- You are eager to become
and this phase of height- eral unexpected meetings more creative around the
ended activity looks set to with friends or lovers from home by looking for fresh
continue for some time. the past. If you have been and innovative ways to
You are taking your goals planning a reunion or make your living space
very seriously and plotting meeting of some kind, think more colorful, comfortable,
your course for the best about holding off on this and interesting. The more
possible results. You are until Friday, as the influ- you are willing to use your
ready to take it to the limit ence is perfectfor catching imagination, the more fun
and discover the genius up on news and gossip and and exciting this project
you naturally are. You love generally having fun. You will be. Allow yourself to
art and design, so it may love life continues to be get into a playful spirit, and
come as no surprise to exciting and fast paced. enjoy experimenting in a
learn that you will be delv- Someone has set their number of different ways to
ing into this side of life sights on you, and is very get the effects you are after.
more and more, and having keen to get to know you bet- You will probably want to
more fun in the process, ter You know how to get the incorporate some ethnic
too! best out of these situations.. and exotic themes.
You have been through You are continuing to With Saturn in Libra
testing times over recent research ways to create until 2012, you may have to
weeks, but over the coming streams of income. Your deal with situations that
days you will be able to ideas could make you most people prefer to
make progress, as long as wealthy, as long as you are avoid. Some of these
you have a plan to work willing to make them hap- include helping friends or
toward and are willing to pen. A pleasant aspect over perhaps your partner to
compromise when thingsthe weekend suggests a come to terms with a loss,
on o h meeting that may have or encouraging them to let
don't work out as you hope. romantic potential. You go ofpatterns that are sab-
Mercury continues to be could meet that special otaging their best interests.
retrograde, so take extra someone while away onIn all of these areas your
care when signing legal vacation, or on a residential help and support will be
documents. If you have no workshop. He or she may invaluable. You will also be
option but to go ahead, seem totally perfect, but exploring the mysteries oJ
check out the terms and could have a few secrets life and using the informa-
conditions thoroughly, and that you need to know tion gained to find your
keep any relevant paper- about. Don't take them at inner balance.
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Student overhears someone bragging about having committed a crime;
Student knows someone who is driving a stolen car, hiding fiom the police, or
is a robber or drug dealer;
Student sees something that doesn't look right a strange car, a person acting
sneaky or someone with a weapon; or
Anything else that is of concern to a student relating to law enforcement. :
First Coast Student Crime Stoppers is led by former Jacksonvillc Sheriff's
Office Undersheriff Wylie I-lodges, and will be supported in district schools by Chief
Richard Townsend and the Duval County School Police Department.
First Coast Crime Stoppers is an international organization that has been in
operation for more than 30 years and covers six counties in Northeast Florida. Duval
County is one of five school districts in the coverage area to have the Student Crime
Stoppers Program. The partnership between Duval County Public Schools and First
Coast Crime Stoppers was approved by the School Board in September 2007.
Duval County Public Schools operates 172 schools and serves approximate-
ly 123,000 students. The school district is committed to providing high quality edu-
cational opportunities that will inspire all students to acquire and use the knowledge

and skills needed to succeed'in a global economy, and culturally diverse world.

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After back-to-back one-point losses to
start the preseason, the Jaguars earned a
19-13 \ictorN at Tampa Bay thanks in
part to a stingy defense.
The Buccaneers managed onl\ 191
total yards. with 53 coming on the first
pla \,
and nine first do\ns."l like the %wa. "we stopped
.the run, the ,wa\. "e got off the field on third
do%\n. I'm seeing positive signs," Jaguars head
coach Jack Del Rio said. "I thought our tackling
was.a little better. I
think it continues
to get better, we
will continue to
work on it."
T h e
Jaguars were with-
out all three start-
ing linebackers
g (Daryl Smith, Kirk
Morrison, Justin
Durant) and Pro Bowl RB Maurice Jones-Drew. The
majority of starters played into the third quarter. QB
David Garrard was
: 24 of 31 passing for
S211 yards with an
interception and 17
-.0 different players had
receptions for the
club. The defense allowed 42 rushing yards and
held the Bucs to only 2 of 11 on third down.

t"I believe that if you do things
the right \\a\ then good things
S.ill happen to you," Del Rio
said. "Our guys ha\e been w\ork-
ing extremely hard. They have
completely one hundred percent
bought into embracing our team
values They are working their
tails off and when you do that as

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get better. We will keep sharpening up. It's coming at a -
good time because we are two weeks away from our
The Jaguars dropped their pre-
season opener 28-27 at Philadelphia
and followed with a 27-26 loss to
Miami at home in week two. The
wrapped up the
2010 preseason .
on Thursday
when they host-
ed the Atlarita .-.
---Falcons .
Former Jaguars ..
defensive coor- .' .:
dinator Mike
Smith coaches the Falcons, and several members of his
coaching staff previously spent time in Jacksonville.
By: Mike Bonts Writer
F. M. Powell IH -Photographer

''. Ryan Currm belted a two-out, grand slam home run in the eighth inning and lifted the
,- Jacksonville Suns (76-57, 36-27) to a 9-4 win over the Chattanooga Lookouts (63-69,
;,.. 30-33) in front of 4,916 Sunday afternoon at AT&T Field. Garrett Parcell (5-7) dealt
two scoreless innings of relief for the winning decision. Lookouts reliever Mario
SAlvarez (6-6) took the loss and was charged with the first two runs of the eighth inning
grand slam. The Suns opened the scoring in the first inning against Lookouts starter
Rubby de la Rosa. A Lorenzo Scott walk, Kevin Mattison infield hit and Vinny Rottipo
single loaded the bases with no outs for Matt Dominguez, who singled to left to score
Scott and Mattison for a 2-0 lead:
The Lookouts took the lead in the fourth inning. Sands reached on a leadoff error before Alex Garabedian
hit a home run off the left field scoreboard for a 3-2 Chattanooga lead. Jacksonville took the lead for good in the
eighth inning. Alvarez entered from the bullpen and allowed a Rottino double and Dominguez single to put run-
ners at first and third with no outs. Following a strikeout, Alvarez left the game for left-hander James Adkins, who
struck out left-hander Brandon Tripp. Javy Guerra next entered for the Lookouts and walked pinch-hitter Jason
Delaney before Ryan Curry connected for a grand slam home run to left-centerfield, opening a 7-3 Suns lead. The
Suns added two ninth inning runs against Lookouts reliever Cole St. Claire when Tripp doubled home Mattison
and Dominguez for a 9-3 lead. The Lookouts scored in the bottom of the inning when Sands walked and later came
in on an Eddy Perez groundout for a 9-4 final.
The Jacksonville Suns return to the Baseball Grounds
Tuesday for seven games through September 6! The
Suns face the North Division 1st Half Champion
Tennessee Smokies for three games August 31-
September 2, then take on the Montgomery Biscuits Saint Augustine's College president Dianne Boardle
September 3-6 Qpr br ha announced the hiring onfRachel Sloan Rtllarc

Morehouse at Benedict (Palmetto City Classic)
Morehouse took an early lead (7-0) on a 5-yard run by
David Carter, but Benedict quickly responded with a
score as Corey Gardhigh hauled in a 50 yard touch-
down pass from quarterback Benedict would then
score the game's next 20 points, including a 77-yard
interception return by Tyron Davis, to take a 27-21
lead heading into the fourth quarter. With 1:47 left the
Maroon Tigers tied the game at 27 on a 1-yard run by
William Brack but the PAT attempt was blocked, forc-
ing the game into overtime. Morehouse took a 34-27
lead in overtime on a 5-yard touchdown run by David
Carter, his third of the game. Benedict drove the ball
inside the Morehouse 5-yard line but a fumble by
quarterback Pat Riley was recovered by the Maroon
Tigers at the 1 to seal the victory, 34-27.
Albany State at Kentucky State
Albany State jumped out to an early lead midway
through the first quarter, scoring 14 points in less than
a minute on Stan Jennings' 58-yard pass to LiRonnie
Davis followed by a 7-yard interception return by
Prathon Wilkerson on Kentucky State's next posses-
sion. ASU running back Robert Welton accounted for
the game's final two scores with a pair of TD runs (22,
24) to seal a 42-12 win for the Golden Rams. Jennings
finished the game 13-19 for 267 yards and three
touchdowns in his debut.
Clark Atlanta at Lane
Both defenses pitched a shutout until the second quar-
ter when Lane's A.J. Thompson scored on a 1-yard
run. Clark Atlanta then went on to score 20 unan-
swered points, including a 51-yard interception return
by Michael Bradshaw and a 63-yard fumble recovery
by Andre Wicker, to win 20-6.

ouuc1 nuu nab tUIYVUI nuvu mr, L vi i, aunv own I-um
as the new head women's basketball coach. She takes the
aelm of a program that won the CIAA Western Divisior
;itle and boasted the league's highest team grade poin
average for women's basketball last season. "I am confi
dent that we have selected the right candidate for the
job," Dr. Suber said. "Coach Bullard was a standout
among a field of well qualified prospects. While she
understands that winning is important to any successful
athletic program, she is committed to the more para-
nount goal of preparing our student athletes to excel
academically so that they can be champions in this high-
ly competitive, highly technological world."
Bullard was one of the greatest basketball play.
ers in school history at Presbyterian College, where she
is the all-time leader in points (1,889) and rebounds
1,034). Bullard won South Atlantic Conference Athlete
Sof the Year honors
t- twice, one of onl
two student-athletes
Sr to accomplish the
feat. She was one of
onl four women's
basketball players ir
league history tc
record 1.500 points
S- iand 1,000 rebounds.
SHer junior year,
Bullard led the Blue
Hose to a 28-2 record
which set a school
and conference
record during the
1999-2000 season. She was a three-time All-Conference.
All-Region and All-American selection, earning the dis-
:inction of becoming the program's first Kodak All-
American. Due to her outstanding accomplishments,
3ullard became the first women's basketball player al
Presbyterian College to have her jersey retired on Jan.
26, 2004. She was inducted into the South Athletic
Conference Hall of Fame in June 2007.

Amelia Island, FL August 30, 2010 Amelia
Island Plantation Racquet Park will be the site of the
2010 Amelia Island $10,000 Women's
Championships, a USTA Pro Circuit event,
September 25 October 3, 2010. The field is open
to 64 singles players and 16 doubles teams. The
will be held on
the same clay
courts that
have hosted
women tennis
players includ- .... i
ing: Maria
Davenport, the
Williams sis-
ters, Monica
Seles, Martina
and Steffi
women who will be playing here in September are at
the top of their game, and we are looking forward to
watching the next generation of great players. The
USTA Pro Circuit events in the tennis world inspire
community spirit like the best minor leagues of pro-
fessional baseball," said Kelly Gunterman, Director
of Tennis at Amelia Island Plantation and
Tournament Director for the USTA Pro Circuit
events. "A young player you see at Amelia Island
this year could be at next year's US Open, like 17
year old Jack Sock, who won last year's Futures
Championship event at Amelia Island Plantation,
and has earned a wild card in this year's main draw
for the US Open."
Admission to the tournament is free from
Saturday, September 25 until Thursday, September
30. Final weekend admission (Friday, October 1
though Sunday, October 3) will be $10 for adults.
VIP passes for the final three days of the tournament
with reserved seating and access to the hospitality
tent will be available for $75. The tournament will
benefit Tennis Without Borders, which helps stu-
dents pursue life opportunities on. and off the court
by providing gear, instruction and academic support
to clubs and schools.
For tournament and ticket information, as
well as Tennis Without Borders, contact Kelly
Gunterman at gunter-
mank@aipfl.com, (802)
345-9842 or (904) 277-5145.
L E AG E For day of tournament Press
Aide, contact Amy
Tompkins, (914) 260-
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Septemiber 4, 2010



The Star


CHICAGO (August. 2010) On Friday, September 17th, as students across
the country begin the new school year. Jacksonville native Delores Brisbon will join
more than 200 African- American HistoryMakers nationwide who will return to
school as %well.
The HistoryMakers, the nation's largest African-American video oral histo-
ry archive, is celebrating ten years in existence by launching a program to help con-
front the issue of youth violence and inspire youth to greatness. The "Back-to-
School With The HistoryMakers" program will deploy living African-American his-
tory-makers into schools in more than 30 states across the country to recount their
own school experiences and the struggles they encountered.
"Back-to-School With The HistoryMakers" participants include: former
U.S. Senator and Ambassador Carol Moseley Braun. Former Ohio Congressman
Louis Stokes, Civil Rights Activist C. T. Vivian and actress Maria Gibbs (227, The
Jeffersons) United States Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and CNN's Soledad
O'Brien are also lending their support to this initiative.
Bnrsbon is the former Chief Operating Officer of the University of
Pennsylvania Hospital and former president and owner of Philadelphia consulting
firm. Brisbon and Associates. She will return to her Jacksonville alma mater,
Douglas Anderson School of the Arts, to share her perspective on the history of the
community and offer a deeper understanding of the challenges the city faces today.
The HistoryMakers Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Julieanna
Richardson says she launched the "Back-to-School With The HistoryMakers" ini-
tiative because she wanted to respond to President Obama's call for public service
in a real and meaningful way and help youth recognize that there are alternatives to
violence and the challenges they confront.
"By bringing these living legends into the schools, we raise awareness about
the achievements of the accomplished African-Americans in local communities and
bring these leaders into schools to see things firsthand, said Richardson.
Richardson is encouraging educators across the country to use multimedia resources
such as The HistoryMakers' digital archive to enrich their students' exposure to the
contributions of African-Americans to every community.
The HistoryMakers is a 501 (3) (c) non-profit dedicated to recording and
preserving the personal histories of well-known and unsung African Americans. To
date, the organization has interviewed over 2.000 HistoryMakers, with the goal of
creating an archive of 5.000 interviews (30,000 hours) for the establishment of a
one-of-a-kind digital archive, and priceless educational resource. For more infor-
mation, visit The HistoryMakers website at www.thehistorymakers.com and The
HistoryMakers digital archive at http://www.idvl.org/thehistorymakers/.

HistoriMaker: Delores Brisbon

Former hospital CEO Delores
Flynn Brisbon was born February 12,
1933 in Jacksonville, Florida to Felton
A. Flynn and Inez Ellis Flynn. She
attended Douglas Anderson
Elementary School and graduated
salutatorian from Stanton High School,
in 1950. Brisbon earned her B.S.,
degree in nursing from Tuskegee
University in 1954. Later, in 1974, she
was awarded a sociology degree from
ls w the University of Pennsylvania.
From 1954 to 1956, Brisbon
worked as assistant to the director of nursing services and as a clinical instructor for
Tuskegee University's John Andrew Hospital. In 1957, she became director of
Nursing Services at Dillard University's Flint Goodridge Hospital. Moving back to
Tuskegee, she married James Brisbon. They then moved to Philadelphia where she
became head nurse at the University of Pennsylvania Hospital in 1959. She was pro-
moted to supervisor of medical nursing in 1962. and in 1974, she became staff per-
son to the executive director. In 1975, Brisbon was hired as director of planning and
systems where she led the construction af the $46 million Silverstein Pavilion and
the $116 million Founders Pavilion. In 1980, Brisbon was appointed chief operat-
ing officer, managing a budget of over 300 million. She guided a multi-million dol-
lar construction project before retiring after her husband's illness in 1986. In 1987.
she formed Brisbon and Associates, a healthcare consulting firm which she operat-
ed until 2003.
Active in the Philadelphia community, Brisbon was responsible for negoti-
ations with the Uni ersity of Pennsylvania which resulted in the relocation and con-
struction of the Walnut Child Care Center. She serves on the boards of Eastern
University, Mercy Health System. Eastern Baptist Seminary, and Conmunmity
College of Philadelphia. Brisbon is founder and chairperson of the board of Mother
Bethel Foundation for which she has raised a million dollars. Brisbon has two adult
children and three grandchildren.
Brisbon \\as interviewed by The HistoryMakers on February 8, 2(305.

l School: Douglas Anderson School of the Arts

We are originally a historically black high
school, the first in Jacksonville. that was con-
vened to a Magnet school for the arts in 1980.
We attract students from all over northeast
Florida, and have a very rich multi-cultural and
multi-racial mix of students with a variety oftal-
ents in the arts who attended Douglas Anderson
after an audition. We work hard to keep the tra-
ditions of the original school alive, and just
hosted a fifty year reunion for those who were
the first graduates of this school when it first
opened. These original graduates were an amaz-
ing group, and have kept their connections to the
school and their heritage alive.


BOSTON (August 24, 2010) -Geoffrey Fletcher, the Academy
Award-winner for Best Adapted Screenplay for Precious, was the special
guest speaker at the recent Taste of Road Scholar event on Martha's
Vineyard held at Shearer Cottage in Oak Bluffs, an African American historic
Sharon Pratt, the third mayor of Washington, DC and the first African
American woman to serve as mayor of a major American city, led the inter-
view with Fletcher and facilitated the lively discussion with more than three-
hundred guests .The standing room only event was sponsored by Road
Geoffrey Fletcher is a writer and director who has penned numerous
screenplays and directed many short films. He received the Academy Award
for Best Adapted Screenplay for his adaptation of Precious from the novel
Push by Sapphire. Mr. Fletcher also received an NAACP Image Award for
Best Adapted Screenplay and an Independent Spirit Award for Best First
"Each year this event celebrates a small piece of African American
history through the voices of our guest speakers," says Kathy Taylor, asso-
ciate vice president at Road Scholar. "It's an honor to have Geoffrey with us
this summer. As the first African American screenwriter to receive an Oscar,
he will offer a unique perspective into Hollywood and the extraordinary film
that touched so many." Last year's event (2009) featured Ambassador
Andrew Young. Plans are already being made for the 2011 Taste of Road
Scholar which is always held during the third week in August.
A Taste of Road Scholar on Martha's Vineyard is offered on the island
by Road Scholar, known for its exceptional learning opportunities for adults.
The Taste program is a sampling of the organization's programs that include
access to expert lecturers and is part of Road Scholar's national outreach
initiative to build awareness of its learning adventures in the African
American community.

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Register Now for October ACT Test

IOWA CITY, TOWA-Registration is now open for the October 23, 2010
ACT achievement test. Students who wish to take the college admission and place-
ment exam must register before September 17, 2010.
The ACT is a curriculum-based achievement exam. It tests what students
have actually learned in school, not their aptitude for learning. The ACT also meas-
ures what students need to know to be ready for first year credit-bearing college
courses based on ACT College Readiness StandaidsT. Every student's results can
be tied directly to these consistent standards.
The ACT has four sections-English, mathematics, reading and science and
takes about three hours to complete. Students who take the ACT Plus Writing com-
plete an optional writing test that requires an additional 30 minutes. Unlike other
exams, students are not penalized for guessing or answering all the questions on
each test section. In fact, it is beneficial for test takers to answer all questions with-
in the time allowed.
During registration, students may select up to four universities to receive
their score reports. ACT scores are accepted by all four-year colleges and universi-
ties across the United States. ACT reports'scores only when requested to do so by
the student. Additional score reports are available for a small fee.





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AnnimillsLLC 2010 V7-N29

0 Grandparents are Great!
1 .
Grandparents are great! Some kids have a 2. Teach us things:
grandmother or grandfather living in their homes. 3
They spend time together every day. Many children 1
live near their grandparents and get to visit often. 4
Other kids live miles away from their grandparents -
and have to take a long drive or a flight to get to their 3. 2.
homes for a visit. Give us treats:
Cars, planes, phones, computers and the mail 0
help us keep in touch with grandparents. Holidays 4.
and vacations are wonderful times to get together,
hear family stories, and share meals and fun times. ,
Grandparents can teach us many things. They help a1
to care for us. They take us places. I'll bet that your C 4
grandmother or grandfather often gives you treats or 2r B B 2BR1
surprises when you visit!

Take care of us:

1. help to wash our
2. mend our
3. cook our
4. bandage our
5. read bedtime

clothes scrapes
meals hair stories

What's Cooking?

What do Grandpa and Grandma put in
their famous soup? Fill in the blanks
below the pictures to see.
What did they teach me to
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