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Crime Down Nationwide
Lemmie Hudson, 31, Elijah Roberts, Jr.,
Murder charge 41, Sodomy
Wilson Holmes, 57, Jamie and Gladys Scott, given
Attempted Murder life for $11.00 Robbery
Violent crime in the U. S. dropped by more than five percent in 2009, according to the
FBI even though far more people are out of work. In fact, violent crime has fallen for
the third year in a row, dropping 5.3 percent from 2008.
Some people may have not heard about the changes. Lemmie Hudson of Jacksonville
was released from prison in March but has just returned and is now facing a charge of
murder. According to reports, a man (Herbert Lee Jones) Crime See Page A-7
50 Million Uninsured Yet the GOP
Continue their Theme as Party of No
The Census Bureau reports that 50.7 million Americans were uninsured in 2009. The
increase was expected with the recession but even as the economy is slowly improving,
Americans continue to hear daily, complaints against health care and in preparing for
November 2 elections, the complaints are thrown against democratic candidates since
the Republican Party declared themselves as the 'party of no.' and refused to vote for
health care reform. With such a theme, they continue to constantly to vote in that man-
ner and generally, many report all improvements made in the less than two years of this
administration in a negative way, creating fear in the people.
In Florida, the fear is that the country will go into bankruptcy and the children and
grands will live in a bankrupt society. What they don't mention is the things that caused
the huge deficit that developed after the former administration was handed a surplus
With so many uninsured, common sense will have one to realize that:the majority of
Americans are not against health care. Doctors for America 50 Million See A-7
Not Really a Civil Rights Fighter
H' e was highly respected as a photographer who was able
Sto catch many pictures that were used throughout the
TTnitpedl tatP~ rPenirdini the civil riorhts movement.
Ernest Withers, famed pho-
tographer and FBI Informant
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. trusted Ernest Withers and
allowed him to spend many hburs with them throughout
his fights for civil rights.
Withers was the photographer who captured all of the
images of Dr. King on the night he was shot in Memphis,
It has been learned by The Commercial Appeal, a news-
paper in Memphis through a two-year investigation, that
Withers played a different role the day before King was
killed, as he was an FBI informant.
The day before Dr. King was assassinated, Withers pro-
vided the FBI with details about where Dr. King was stay-
ing and information on his meetings with black militants
Tractor is slow, but so is Justice
for Black Farmers, so he rides
Virginia farmer, John
W. Boyd, Jr. rode his
where he is seeking the
$100 million out of the
S$1.25 billion settlement
Sfor the black farmers
Discrimination case set-
tlement that was
approved by Congress.
However, the U. S.
John Boyd, head of the National Black Farmers Association Senate has refused to
who is driving his tractor to Capitol Hill from Virginia. pass the $1.15 billion in
funding for the farmers because they say the money is not there even though
black farmers are losing land at a rate three times faster than other agricultural
workers. Boyd said it takes almost 400 days to process a black farmer's loan
request at the Agriculture Department compared to less than 30 days for white
farmers. A 1997 case against the Agriculture Department was settled out of
court eleven years ago. The $1.25 billion settlement is owed the farmers. In
July, the House approved a war supplemental funding to pay for the settlement
but the Senate has failed to approve the funds after seven attempts.
Boyd say, "A tractor is slow, but so is justice. He calls his tractor, Justice.
An AOL Top Sexiest Black CEO
Farrah Gray, CEO of Farrah Gray Publishing
Las Vegas, NV (BlackNews.com) -- It's easy to be
sexy at the age of 26, but what makes Farrah Gray
extra attractive is the stack of accomplishments he has
achieved at such a young age.
Gray is already a 20-year veteran of the business
world. He began his entrepreneurial, personal and
civic development at six years old selling home-made
body lotion and his own hand-painted rocks as book-
Farrah Gray, 26, CEO Raised in the impoverished south side of Chicago,
Gray defied the odds and became a millionaire by age 14. He was the youngest
person to have an office on Wall Street and the youngest to receive an honorary
doctorate. Now, at 26, he is an inspiration to millions and an international best-
selling author. Gray's books, Reallionaire, Get Real Get Rich and The Truth
Shall Make You Rich, have been translated into Russian, German, French,
Polish, Korean, Indonesian and Vietnamese languages with book sales in Africa,
Australia and Europe and in Central and South American countries.
Dead Fish Not BP's Fault
on April 3, 1968.
According to the report, Ernest Withers spying extended far beyond Dr. King.
The report said that the Commercial Appeal found FBI reports indicating that Withers
collaborated for years with FBI agents monitoring the civil rights movement. Those
FBI reports, according to Marc Perrisquia, the writer, revealed a covert side of the
famed civil rights photographer.
In.fact, according to the story, Withers assisted J. Edgar Hoover, the FBI director who
was known to monitor King and others who he felt were radical and Withers gave them
a 'front row seat' to the civil rights and anti-war movement in Memphis. Withers pro-
vided the FBI information on everyone from the invaders, those persons in the black
power groups, church leaders, politicians, and business owners.
When the newspaper originally tried to get the FBI files on Dr. King that included
Withers notes and information, they were denied and finally the government released
369 pages related to a 1970s public corruption probe that targeted Withers who by then
was a state employee accused of "taking payoffs." In those documents, the Commercial
Appeal notes found that the government inadvertently left a single reference to Withers'
informant number which unlocked the secret of the photographer's 1960s political spy-
ing when the paper saw the repeated references to the number in other FBI reports under
FOIA 30 years ago.
J. Edgar Hoover accused anyone that he felt was not in agreement with him and the
system, communist. So, who did kill Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.?
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Plaquemines Parish, LA, shown above, the first thing came to all minds was that
they died because of the BP oil spill.
Well, let it be known that BP was not responsible for the deaths of much atffect-
ed animal life in the Gulf.
The Department of Wildlife and Fisheries determined that rising temperatures
and low tide caused the low oxygen levels that led to the mass suffocation of the
more than 100,000 fish. The incident was unrelated to the Gulf of Mexico oil
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W hy W e Are M arching on October 2nd by: Ben Jealous, President, NAACP
The past two years have been marked by major progress despite massive challenges, and a worrying resur-
gence of far-right activity, urging massive resistance to our momentum. We must keep pushing forward. We
have come too far to let ourselves be turned back now.
Together with our allies in the civil and human rights community, the NAACP and our allies have advanced
an agenda that has successfully increased rights for women at work, expanded healthcare coverage to tens of
millions of Americans, cut the sentencing disparity between crack and powder by more than 80 percent, saved
more that 150,000 teacher's jobs, and created more than 3 million more jobs throughout the economy.
At the same time, we know 8 million American jobs have been lost and not replaced, more than 2.5 million
Americans have lost their homes and 5 million are at high risk of losing their homes, schools are closing at
unprecedented rates, and Americans continue to be imprisoned at an alarming rate. In each case, people of color
are generally worse off, and black Americans 'are bearing an especially high portion of the burden.
Despite having such evidence of what we can accomplish together, we have seen voter participation rates
plummet-from Shelby County, Tennessee to Alameda County, California. This has been especially true
amongst Black Americans.
Simultaneously, far-right extremists have found their way back into the nation's political discourse and helped
reenergize a retrograde agenda that includes attacks on every pillar of our civil rights protections from the
Voting Rights Act to the Civil Rights Act to the 14th Amendment itself. Now is the time to get everyone off the
sidelines and back on to the battlefield.
We must be bold and aggressive in turning this situation around and we cannot remain quiet in the face of such
clear and imminent danger. Our faith tradition teaches us to run and not get weary, walk and not faint. We
have made great progress and many strides, but we must press forward because our work is not simply for us-
but for the future of our children and their children.
The history of the NAACP and our allies has always called on us, in the face of disparity, injustice, and rising
hate to build big diverse coalitions that dream bold dreams and win big victories. Mobilization is our core value.
Building big coalitions to fundamentally push America forward has always been our guiding principle.
We did it when we fought the rampart lynching of the south, when we desegregated the military, when we
dismantled Jim Crow, passed the Voting Rights Act, and when we made health care reform a reality for 32 mil-
lion Americans. All of these victories were won because we worked to build large and diverse coalitions, and
dared to dream big victories. Today is no different.
This is why we are building a broad coalition of ONE NATION Working Together. A coalition that will work
to bring America together and put America back to work-for its most precious resource- it's people.
Alaska will be there. Alabama will be there. New York will be there. North Carolina will be there. Texas will
be there. California will be there. And we need you and your members there in unprecedented numbers too.
This effort is unifying the civil' and human rights community, student activists, faith communities, immigra-
tion activists, small business leaders, and labor activists behind a common agenda for increasing opportunity in
- Increasing job creation
-Defending and enforcing civil rights protections, including ending racial profiling
- Increasing support for public education from pre-K to post-college
-Increasing access to credit for small businesses and bankruptcy protection for homeowners
- Ensuring every worker has a voice on the job
-And fixing our nation's
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Fighting for educational equality, equal protection under the law, good jobs, eco-
nomic empowerment and labor rights all are central core values of our work in the
past, present, and will continue to be the cornerstone surely in the future. Bringing
attention to dispariites is a key mandate of our constitution. This why we must mobi-
lize. This is why we must hold on to victories and press forward with hope.
This mobilization on 10-2-10 will wake up our communities; make visible our
unity, resolve, and majority; re-energize every activist who joins us; and change the
national discourse in ways that will remind our neighbors that the 2010 election mat-
This mobilization will set the stage for turning out our neighbors on 11-2-10. It will
pay dividends in expanding and empowering our base of volunteers for voter mobi-
This mobilization will make real progress possible beyond 2010. It will ensure our
agenda is empowered in the next Congress (as it was in this one) by allies who came
together and made their demands known BEFORE the election.
This mobilization will celebrate our victories, celebrate the power of collective unity
to promote change and call on our friends and allies from across this great nation to
fight with us until our agenda is fully in line with reality--one nation indivisible
with liberty and justice for ALL.
We and our allies are STILL the majority of voters in this country. The forces of
Shop that ushered in change has not disappeared, it has simply gone back to the
couch. So let us wake our neighbors up, turn our neighbors out to the polls, and
keep making real progress happen for our communities and all Americans.
One Nation. One Dream. One Nation Working Together For All Americans.
For information on how to get on the bus with us go to NAACP.org or onenation-
The New Tea Party and The Party of NO
The Party of No says they will reverse all moves
made by the present administration.
No More Equal Pay for Women
No More Health Care Sick, no money- who cares
No More Growth of the Economy or job creations
No More Help for Small American Businesses
No Bank or Wall Street Reform NO MORE!
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SEP TEMBER 18, 2 010
SFaith In Our Community
Schedule of Events and Services
The Pastor's Aide Board of GREATER NEW
MOUNT MORIAH MISSIONARY BAPTIST
CHURCH, 1953 W. 9th St., with Rev. Percy Jackson,
Sr., Pastor, cordially invites you to join us on September
18, 2010 at 6:00 p.m. as we "Worship The Lord" our
Guest Speaker will be Pastor Joyce Leonard of His
Kingdom Reign Ministry International of Palm Coast,
FL, along with Jacksonville's own Minister Nathaniel
Goosby & Evangelist Sandy Goosby as our Guest
Soloist. ,For more information, contact the Church at
FAITH GOSPEL SINGERS OF JACKSONVILLE
FLORIDA- Saturday, September 18, 2010 at 5:00 p.m.
,TRUE CHURCH OF LIVING GOD, located at 1405
W. State St., Rev. Peterson, Pastor. Come join us in a
great celebration and TRUE worship experience as we
bless the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Featuring: The Singing Trumpets, The Gospel
Cavalivers and The Gospel Tones. The public is cordial-
ly invited FREE.
SUMMERVILLE BAPTIST CHURCH, 690 W. 20th
St., with Dr. James W. Henry, Pastor, cordially invite
you to share with us as we celebrate our Annual Unity
Day. The blessed affair will be held Sunday, September
19, 2010. Service at follows: Women 11:00 a.m.; Youth
4:00 p.m.; Men 6:00 p.m. We anticipate a good time of
Praise and Worship. Theme scripture is: Roman 8:28.
FRIENDSHIP PRIMITIVE BAPTIST CHURCH,
1106 Pearce St., will celebrate their Pastor's 35th
Anniversary and Church's 83rd year Anniversary
beginning September 13, 15, 17 and closing out on
Sunday, September 19, 2010. Services started nightly at
7:30 p.m. Monday thru Friday and. Sunday starting with
morning service at 11:00 a.m. and the afternoon service
at 3:30 p.m. The public is invited to attend. For further
information, please contact the church office at 904-
THE GREATER GRANT A.M.E. CHURCH FAMI-
LY at 5533 Gilchrist Rd. celebrate Rev. Tony DeMarco
Hansberry, their Pastor's 29th year in Ministry on
Sunday, September 19th at 10:00 a.m. The Rev.
Terrance Renard Gray, a Graduate of Morris Brown,
International Theological Seminary and Pastor of St.
Maul A.M.E. Church of Orlando is the speaker for this
SAINT PAUL A.M.E. CHURCH 141st ANNIVER-
SARY CELEBRATION, 6910 New Kings Rd.,
Sunday, September 19, 2010. The theme for this year's
celebration is "Let's Get Back to Church,.and Live on
Top of the World." Special Services will be held at
10:30 a.m. and 10:55 a.m. Church school will be in ses-
sion 9:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH DOWNTOWN MEN
AT THE CROSS, Saturday, October 23, 2010 from
8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Will you join us for an intense
men's only event centered on the call to discipleship?
You won't leave wondering what's next! You will leave
with a renewed passion to see inen know Christ, fami-
lies come together, churches under the leadership of
God fearing men and workplaces impacted for the glory
of God! Discipleship is becoming a way of life for hun-
dreds of men across the country! Check out our sessions
for teen guys as well! Cost: $29 individual/ $19 mili-
tary/ $10 students. Featured speakers: Joe White, Rick
Rigsby, Ted Cunningham; Featured artist: Chris Julian,
David Cobb and Bill Hackworth.
ST. MATTHEW BAPTIST CHURCH is having their
34th Annual Sunday Promotion Day which will be
held on Sunday, September 26, 2010 at 6:30pm. at the
church. Our guest dynamic speaker will be Sis. Saundra
Waldrop of Mt. Nebo Baptist Church, who will speak
on the theme: "Growing In Christian Knowledge
Through The Scriptures" II Peter 3:18. Also, We will be
featured with our guest soloist, Bro. Frank Humphrey
of Mt. Vernon Bapt. Church. The public is invited to
come celebrate with us this bless milestone of thirty
four years learning the word of God through sunday
school. The church is located at 3731 Moncrief Rd. in
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NEW BETHLEHEM MISSIONARY BAPTIST
CHURCH 1824 Prospect St., is'having their 91st
Church Anniversary. The Motto is: "Restoring Our
Faith, Family, & Fellowship In God." The Church
Banquet is Fri, Oct 24th at 4:00 p.m. at the Cypress
Community Center, 4012 University Blvd., N; Praise
Night Service is Thur, Nov llth at 7:00 p.m.; Visiting
Churches Night is Fri, Nov 12th at 7:00 p.m.; Sunday
School on Sun, Nov 14th at 9:30 a.m., Morning
Service at 11:00 a.m. and Youth Explosion at 4:00 p.m.
For more information, call Deacon Keith at (904) 764-
9879. Rev. Joe Calhoun, Pastor Emeritus.
THE TEMPLE FAMILY AT ONE ACCORD MIN-
ISTRIES INTERNATIONAL invites you to our "First
Lady Love Day." This event will take place at The
Temple located at 2971 Waller St., Jacksonville, FL on
September 26, 2010. We hope to see you there at 11:00
a.m. during Morning Worship. THE TEMPLE FAMI-
LY AT ONE ACCORD MINISTRIES INTERNA-
TIONAL also invites you to our "FREE Food and
Clothes Giveaway," on September 18, 2010. We hope to
see you there from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
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ARNOLD, Joseph P., 70,
died September 15, 2010.
BELL, Mrs. Louise
Pauline, 81, died
September 9, 2010.
died September 11, 2010.
Sr., 78, died September
FORSYTHE, Donald E.,
71, died September 13,
Chauncey, 55, died
September 15, 201'0.
GRISSETT, Calvin, Jr.,
died September 13, 2010.
HUNTER, Corey D.
"Chilly," died September
SMALL, Harry Lee, Sr.,
82, died September 9,
WEBB, Henry Earl, Sr.,
76, died September 9,
HILL, Britina, died
JORDAN, Ola, died
September 8, 2010.
YOUNG, Owen Paul
"Big O', died September
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Holy Tabernacle Church
63rd Founders Day Celebration
.V The Church, which was
folded by the late Apostle
R.L. Davis on September 23,
1947, will be celebrating their
63rd founders day, starting on
SSeptember 19th thru Septemiber
23rd, 2010. The Senior Pastor.
R. L. Jones will be the opening
speaker on Sunday the 19th.
NMonday the 20th the speaker
will be Prophetess Carolyn
Pastor PaulR. Cardona Laithers; Minister of music
from Jerusalem Baptist Church. Tuesday the 21st
speaker will be Pastor Bruce Matthews from
Phillipians Community Church of Orange Park FL.
Wednesday the 22nd "The way it was and the way it
is." Thursday the 23rd the speaker will be Pastor
Anthony Mincey from Fishers of Men International
Harvest Center. Sunday service begins with Bible
School at 9:45 a.m., Worship Service begins at 11:00
a.m. Monday thru Thursday services begins at 7:30
p.m. The Pastor Paul R. Cordona will preside for this
celebration. The Pastors and the members are inviting
the public to come celebrate with them in this glorious
occasion, where Jesus is Lord. For information and/or
directions, call the Church at (904) 764-3754 or
Minister H. Bell, Jr., at (904) 708-5331.
New Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church
1824 Prospect Street '* Jacksonville, FL 32208
Sunday School .....................................9:30 a.m.
Intercessory Prayer ...................10:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ......................11:00 a.m.
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
GREATER EL-BETHEL DIVINE HOLINESS CHURCH
"The Church Where Everybody Is Somebody"
Bishop Lorenzo Hall., Pastor
Street Address: 723 W. 4th St. Jacksonville, Florida 32209
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 3575, Jacksonville, Florida 32206
Church Telephone: (904) 359-0661 Home: (904) 358-8932 Cell: 710-1586
Sunday SchooL...................................................930 a.m.
Morning Worship.................................. 11:00 a.m.
Tuesday.. ..............................Prayer Meeting & Bible Study,7:00 p.m.
Thursday............. ............... .... ...................... Joy Night,7:00 p.m.
Paynes ChapelA.M.E. Church
2200 Albapy Street. PC). Bok759. Brunswrck. GA 31520
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Monday Nigzlts .... .. ... .... ... .. 7:00 8:30 p.m.
Join Us as We Snudv the obid of God and Em ich Our Souls'
SEPTEMBER 18. 2010/
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By Betty Asque Davis / Photos by J. Carl Davis, Sr. (Unless otherwise specified)
"'There's Always Somrething Happening On The First Coast"
A Mother -Daughter Cruise
I ._- The Missouri i College Friends Nicole.
Daughter Michelle Davis Singleton & lMotlher Bert Asque Davis Mother Bonnie Re) nolds & Daupher Erica Reynolds Barnes Robbin & Carmen
Friends at Dinner
S-' A Kansas City Daughter
Mother Linda and Daughter Leah and Mom Cruisim' Friends Daughter Nicole and Mother Penny
Several columns and .ears ago I shared my trip to "The Big Apple' to see The Color Purple on Broadway. We
had connected with a group of ladies from St. Louis, Missouri thorough our friend Mrs. Bonnie Reynolds. a St.
Louis native. It %%as such a fun group and as the *Big 40' Birthdays of Mlesdames Carmen Buchanan and Nicole
Hilliard were approaching during 2010. the idea of a Birthday Cruise to Cozumel. RMexico was conceived. ..g
Invitations %were extended to the group from the 2006 trip. And for their %ery first Mother -Daughter duo cruise -
Mlesdames Bonnie Reynolds and Erica Reynolds Barnes along with Mrs. Michelle Davis Singleton and Columnist
Bert. Asque Da% is fle% from Jacksonville. Florida recently to New Orleans. joining twenty (20) ladies that includ-
ed sisters, mothers, daughters. classmates and friends from California. Washington. Illinois, Colorado. Missouri,
Tennessee. Virginia. and %Washington. DC for the four da. cruise to Mlexico and a post cruise da. in Nei% Orleans.
I %%as asleep on the deck %shen the ship sailed from Ness Orleans. I must admit that the rest, relaxation and
fun %%ith mN daughter Michelle during the cruise %%ere so marvelous, seeing Cozumel. Mexico %%as not that impor- I Mother Lisa and Daughter Carmen
rant once se arrived. The breezes from the Gulf l'ere so relaxing that I had to convince myself to venture off of
the ship to touch the soil of Mexico for shopping and sight-seeing. I am glad that I did for everyone was ver. hos-
pitable and Cozumel %was very tourist friendly, esen though it was quite hot!
Following the cruise we "hung out' in Nes Orleans' French Quarter for a 'Fun Day' and we found "Post
Katrina Nes Orleans' full of tourist and the cuisine there, as well as on the ship swas excellent! Unfortunately,
time did not allow us to get to Dookey Chase's Restaurant (One of Ness Orleans favorites). From our driver, %e
learned that Dookey Chase is back in operation, thanks to the fund-raising efforts of many. Because of time, we
had to settle for Caf& Du Monde for beignets and frozen caf&' au lait and Huck Finn's ishere %%e enjoyed their. *.
famous Huck Puppies (Sweet Potato Hush Puppies with Crass fish) and Shrimp Po Boys.
Sonya Fields from Colorado with her Aunt Algertha
While in New Orleans we also enjoyed a mar- Rivera and Mlom Essie Safford from California
velous telephone visit with Mrs. Leanie Payne. You %sill be
pleased to hear that her Da% Care Center is up and running
again since Hurricane Katrina. In fact. they have an ongo-
ing waiting list.
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time annually to enjoy mother and daughter time a%sa) from
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Patrick Fabian and Ashley Bell, photo Courtesy of Lionsgate Films.
The newly released Lionsgate Films horror thriller The Last Exorcism is
more about people's beliefs than it is about demon possession. The project's two
lead stars i.e., Patrick Fabian as The Right Rev. Cdtton Marcus and Ashley Bell as
the possessed Nell Sweetzer brought a realistic portrayal of a situation that posed
several complex questions with no definitive, clear cut answers. Rev. Cotton has
gotten to the point in his ministry that he begins to question the-very ideologies that
he spews from his pulpit every Sunday. He gets an invitation to exorcise a demon
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September 16th. Happy B-Day Taylor! Of course she is a member of Rych's
Child/Teen Media Family!
The Rt. Rev. Al Sharpton has announced the launch of "Education
Superhighway," a nationally syndicated Sunday Morning TV News and
Information Magazine Show. Sharpton has also introduced ESH Holdings;
a ground breaking new multimedia company dedicated to providing public
discussion of ongoing inequalities in education as well as health and civil
rights. Comic and syndicated radio host Steve Harvey is now the new host
of the hit CBS-TV Gameshow "Family Feud" which has begun its 12th sea-
son. Harvey replaced John O'Hurley who begun his run in 2006. The
Grammy Museum in LA hosted a very special evening celebrating the 40th
Anniversary of the 30 year plus hit TV Dance/Music Show "Soul Train,"
which was billed as "The Hippest Trip in America." Highlights of the show
were shown then panel followed featuring the show's creator Don Cornelius,
R&B icon Smokey Robinson and hit songstress Jody Watley. The panel host
was Grammy Foundation VP, Scott Goldman. A commemorative 3-DVD
box set "The Best of Soul Train" has been released and is available in
Superstar crooner Trey Songz has dropped his new album "Passion,
Pain & Pleasure" on the Songbook Entertainment/Atlantic Records label.
The hit single, "Bottoms Up," features Nicki Minaj. Recording artists Aimee
Mann, Patrick Stump of "Fall Out Boy," "Tegan & Sara," Matthew Ryan,
Laura Izibor, Kate Voegele and others will all record covers of Gavin
DeGraw's chart topping "I Don't Want To Be," which returns as the "One
Tree Hill" theme song in this week's season premiere on The CW. Following
a phenomenal performance at the resent MTV Video Music Awards,
Florence and The Machine debuts their new video this week for the hit sin-
gle "Heavy In Your Arms," from the Twilight Saga: Eclipse soundtrack.
The Last Exorcism; Lionsgate Films, Strike and Studio Canal. Starring
Patrick Fabian, Ashley Bell, Iris Bahr, Louis Herthum and Caleb Landry
Jones. Directed by Daniel Stamm. Written by Huck Botko & Andrew
Gurland. Produced by Eric Newman, Eli Roth, Marc Abraham and Thomas
A. Bliss. This movie is way deeper than just a horror film. It goes where most
so-called religious people fear to tread the question of what they "really"
believe vs. what they say they believe just from the result of rote program-
ming. Rev. Cotton Marcus (Fabian) basically has lost his faith because he
has been one of those preachers who put on a show to bamboozle the
crowds with fake miracles etc., until he meets Nell (Bell) a seemingly pos-
sessed girl that he tries to exorcize. This becomes the' real thing or is Nell
just psychologically disturbed? You'll have to see this one to figure it out. In
the meantime you'll be scared and full of your own personal religious ques-
tions at the same time.
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from a girl on a small Louisiana farm so he takes a camera crew with him to docu-
ment his proceedings. His plan is to do one last exorcism to prove or disprove the
need for exorcisms. In doing so, Rev. Cotton comes into a situation he hadn't bar-
gained for and it will take all of the faith he's got.
Ashley Bell is an honors graduate of New York University's prestigious
Tisch School of the Arts and was handpicked to be mentored by Oscar-nominee
Kathleen Turner. Bell is classically trained and has appeared in all mediums i.e.,
stage, TV and film. When asked about her mindset to play a role that actually
required the personality of two distinct characters i.e., the sane Nell and the pos-
sessed Nell and which one is she closest to in real life? Bell laughs, "I think that's
a question for my parents when I was going through my teenage years. They per-
sonally have seen that look in my eyes a couple times before but I think that the
most fun part of doing the film was getting the chance to prepare for two different
characters, both Nell before she gets possessed and Nell either when she is pos-
sessed or completely insane. Daniel (the director) gave me that hint during the sec-
ond half of the filming to preserve the hope that she's not possessed, that she might'
be insane. So I got a chance to look at manias, certain post max stress disorders and
hysterias." Bell read books on the subject as well. In terms of her contorting her
body for those weird possessed positions like the one on the poster where she is
bending all the way backwards. Bell cracks up about a secret that she had that even
the director or casting people didn't know until they started filming. She confessed,
"I'm double jointed. I've been very physical my whole life. I've done a lot of bal-
let, karate and everything so getting a role that physical is what attracted me to the
Fabian is a native Pennsylvanian who graduated from Penn State with a
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Performance. After relocating to Los Angeles, he received
a Master's Degree from Cal State University at Long Beach. Fabian is an eighteen
year veteran actor with over 72 television titles, multiple film credits and stage roles
to his name. What was his take on playing a hype preacher? He reflects, "When you
finally get a chance to play a preacher take it! As an actor, that's a larger than life
role. I think preachers and actors are not too far from one another, at least good ones.
A good preacher knows how to stand up in front of people; get their attention, have
the ego and the hubris to stand up and say I know something and you need to fol-
low me and maybe give me some money along the way" Fabian somewhat com-
pares his character to real life preachers, particularly the several major superstar tel-
evision evangelist who fell in disgrace. As Ae puts it, "We have so many good exam-
ples out there. All of those charlatans, men of the cloth who became undone by their
own humanism in the end."
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By Dontavies oarn right,
Photos by Rick Diamond
The Florida Star
Although it's been said
that there is no competition in
the.body of Christ. Verzon
Wireless obviously begs to
differ as they kick off their
2010 "How Sweet the
Sound" 3rd Annual church
choir competition. The com-
petition choirs have been
selected, and the tour sched-
uled has been set.
Jacksonville, FL was the sec-
ond stop on this 14 city tour.
As I arrived at Jacksonville
Arena in downtown
Jacksonville where the event.
was held, as you can imagine
the traffic and parking was
overwhelming with people
walking, crossing the streets,
and trying to park. Although
they were coming from every
direction, they were all look-
ing for one thing, and that
was the entrance to get inside
to catch a glimpse of what
.they had read about, heard
about, and seen on TV.
As the people gathered out-
side, the choirs gathered
themselves backstage as the
hour grew near to start the
show. There were people
praying, laughing, sitting
quietly meditating, there was
even one young taking med-
ication. Me being one that's
been in numerous competi-
tions I knew this scene all too
well. Inside the auditorium as
we waited for the show to
start, the smells from the con-
cession stand goodies filled
the room of hotdogs, nachos,
Music from some of
gospels top artist played soft-
ly as people made their way
to their seats. Starting time
came and went, then out of
nowhere this voice came
over the speaker and said
"Ladies and Gentlemen the
show will begin shortly" it
was the voice of the award
winning gospel artist Donald
Lawrence. 10 minutes later
the room turned black and
then a purple light filled the
room as the narrator began to
give brief history of the choir.
As the narrator continued, a
mass choir of the competition
choirs formed itself on the
stage and around the stage.
We could only see a silhou-
ette of the choir, and they
sang a medley of songs
among which was "Don't
Wait Till the Battle is Over."
It was obvious that our atten-
tion was supposed to be on
the enormous backdrop that
was unfolding of the late
great Bishop Walter
Hawkins. The evening's
hosts.were Cece Winans and
Donald Lawrence and the
judges was Fred Hammond,
James Fortune, and to every-
one's surprise Pastor Marvin
Sapp who wasn't really
expected to be there after
having just lost his wife of 16
years to colon cancer two
days prior. There was a vot-
ing poll opened for people to
vote for which of Marvin
Sapp's songs they wanted to
hear him do, and the people
sounded off, and of course
we wanted to hear "Never
Would've Made It" and "He
Saw the Best in Me." Pastor
Sapp gave the performance
of a lifetime since he sung as
though it was his last time.
There \wasn't a person siting
when he hit the stage, those
two songs called the entire
auditorium to attennon The
power of God fell and it was
uncontrollable for about 3 to
5 minutes after he left the
stage. \What an. awesome
There were 7 competing
choirs. The choirs were put
into 2 categories small choir
and large choir. The choirs
that made it to compete in the
small choir category were
Servants with a Mission from
Simple Word Ministries in
Fort Pierce, FL., Revelation
from Southside Church of
Christ in Orlando, FL, and
Psalms of Praise from Jesus
the Living Word of
Deliverance Church in
Jasper, FL. The choirs that
made it to compete in the
large choir category were
New Life Choir from New
Life Christian Fellowship in
Titusville, FL., Love and
Faith Community Church
Mass Choir from Love and
Faith Community Church
Corporation in Tallahassee,
FL., New Life Tabernacle
UPC from United
International of Seffner, FL
and Church of Pentecost
Sanctuary Choir from
Church of Pentecost, Inc in
Jacksonville, FL. The winner
of the small choir category
was Revelation from
Orlando, FL they looked
amazing in what I like to call
camera ready. Revelation did
an acappella rendition of the
choir hit, "There is no Way."
They were the regional small
choir winner and received a
check for $10, 000. They also
walked away with the V-Cast
people's choice award which
was voted on via of cell
phones by the audience while
sitting in the auditorium.
They also walked away with
an additional $5,000 for
being the people's choice
award winner. Lastly
Revelation also donated the
most telephones to Verizon's
HopeLine. HopeLine col-
lect's old phones and turns
them into support for domes-
tic violence victims by pro-
viding refurbished wireless
phones and cash grants to
local shelters and non-profit
organizations around the
country that focus on domes-
tic violence prevention. Way
to Go Revelation!
The large choir winner
was Love and Faith
Community Choir Church
Mass Choir they where
adorned in their black and
red robes. They were very
sharp in every sense of the
word. Choreography, vocal.
etc., Love and Faith gave'
their rendition of Awesome
God. Such a powerful per-
formance, that during the
judge's remarks the director
got overwhelmed and began
to praise right in front of
them so much so until
Marvin Sapp jumped up and
began helping him worship.
It was amazing to see how
worship and praise broke out
in the whole auditorium. Not
only did Love and Faith was
the regional large choir win-
ner and a check for $10,000
they also won the title of
overall regional winner and
an all expense paid trip to
\\ashmlgton. DC to compete
in the National finale on
November 13. 201iH In addi-
1ion to that. each choir mem-
ber \\as given the nec\
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screen phone, the Sanbung
Well done Love and
Faith. "We worked very
hard" said JeNard Carpenter
who is the classically trained
choir director of Love and
Faith. "I added rehearsal
dates. We rehearsed 2 times a
week and sometimes accap-
pella to make sure that every
note was crisp and correct we
even did shakedowns". A
"shakedown" is term used
among choirs when each
individual of the choir sings
his or her part alone without
any music. JeNard said that
they did interact with the
other choirs backstage. He
said that there was no tension
- it was all love as they min-
gled like a family. JeNard is
a graduate of Morgan State
University with a degree in
Music Education. No one left
empty handed. Each choir
received a check in the
amount of $3,000 just for
being selected to be a part of
this event. As a treat each
judge took the stage and
blessed the audience with a
song. The evening ended
with a Super Mass Choir that
included the hosts the judges
and the choirs singing
Donald Lawrence's "Back to
Eden." As they sang I stood
there and thought to myself,
"How Sweet the Sound".
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Grammy Award-winning singer Cece Winans
Cece Winans and Donald Lawrence greet the performs at the Verizon's How Sweet the Sound
audience at Verizon 's How Sweet the Sound at Veterans Memorial Arena on September 11,
_2010 in Jacksonville. FL.
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JeNard Carpenter, director of Love and Faiti Community
Church Mass Choir accepts the prize for best Overall and
Best Large Choir.
Kelly Neal director of Revelation from Southside I F
Church of Christ accepts the prize for Best Small Choir Marn Sp
and V-Cast Winner. Marvin Sapp performing
James Fortune, Marvin Sapp, Cec Winans,
Donald Lawrence, and Fred Hammond
close the show.
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Announcements, meetings, happenings, and community events
scheduled in Jacksonville and the surrounding area.
Stage Aurora Theatrical Company will present Darryl Reuben Hall's FRAT
HOUSE September 24 -October 3, 2010 (Weekends Only). FRAT HOUSE, a
modern-day 'Prodigal Son' comedic musical, tells the story of Thomas, the son of
a Pastor, who leaves home to attend college and joins a fraternity against his
5th Annual Boys2Men Symposium and Basketball Game A collaboration of
many Jacksonville nonprofit agencies and organizations, along with several of
Jacksonville's key community leaders, sponsors this event. This year's Symposium
will be held Saturday, October 2 from 8 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Police Athletic
League (PAL), 2165 West 33rd Street, Jacksonville, Florida, 32209. The
Boys2Men Rites of Passage of.Manhood Ceremony and the much anticipated
Boys2Men Celebrity Basketball Game will immediately follow the symposium.
The theme for this year's free Symposium is: Bring Your "A" Game. For more reg-
istration or sponsorship information contact Brandi Williamson at (904) 521-6416
The. 9th Annual Florida Black Expo, on October 8-9 in Jacksonville, Florida.
The theme this year is "Faith, Family and Fun". Florida Black Expo 2010 will
feature over 200 exhibitors and attracting over 18,000 visitors. This family-orient-
ed presentation exposes the community to business opportunities and cultural
resources. Florida Black Expo 2010 includes the following: seminars, workshops,
health fair, hair competition, vendors, national guest speakers, national recording
artists, live entertainment, youth activities (Kid Zone), food vendors, local talent
on local stage and more. For more information call: 904-727-7451 or 800-419-
The Super Scientific Circus. The Super Scientific Circus starring Mr. Fish and
Trent the Mime, proves that science can be fun and funny. Alternately assisted and
foiled by the comedic antics of Trent the Mime, Mr. Fish uses amazing circus skills
that could involve everything from boomerangs, bubbles and beach balls, to bull
whips, and magic to introduce the principles of friction, inertia, centripetal force,
aerodynamics, sonic booms, air pressure, and ultraviolet light. Super Scientific
Circus comes to Jacksonville's Wilson Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday,
October 16th at 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.
The Campy Cult Classic, Rocky Horror Picture Show, presented by The City
of Jacksonville and will be held at the Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts
on Friday, Oct. 22 at midnight. Rocky Horror enthusiasts will come alive when the
street festival kicks off at 8 p.m. on the Northbank Riverwalk directly behind the
Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts. The Rocky Horror Tribute Band, a
costume contest, food, beverages, activities and fun will all be part of this "strange
journey." Theater doors open at 11 p.m.
By Lucius Gantt
Many so-called Black community leaders are like
ghosts, we've been told they exist but we never see
them. How can we follow what someone that is never
What we do see are titles! The media will designate
any African American with a title as a "leader".
Every preacher is a leader, every teacher is a leader
and every elected and appointed politician is a Black
Rev. Al Sharpton and his National Action Network
recently held an event described as a Black Leadership
Meeting. The get together was described as a meeting
to "Measure the Movement". A bunch of organization heads, educators, clergy and
political puppets gathered on a stage and reportedly told a live and a TV audience
what they would do to support Black people.
Even though it wasn't Halloween, most of the people on stage seemed scared!
They were scared to stand up, scared to speak out, scared to fight for their
rights, scared to do anything that would be in conflict with the wants and desires
of the exploiters and oppressors of Black people.
Yes, they wanted to lead Black Americans but they only wanted to lead us down
the path laid out by American racists, white separatists and white supremacists.
It takes a village to make up a village!
i How can you have a Black community leadership meeting if only Black
Christians are in attendance? How can you have a Black political leadership meet-
ing if only Democrats and Republicans are there? How can you have a Black com-
munity business leadership meeting and only employees are there? How can you
have a Black community media leadership meeting if there are no radical or inde-
pendent Black journalists there?
Everybody in the Black community should be able to contribute to efforts to
uplift the community and solve some of the community problems. All of us can
learn something from any of us!
However, the so-called Black leadership would have us believe that our lead-
ers are who the news media says they are.
Well, I've worked with Rev. Al Sharpton but I certainly wouldn't call him "my
leader". I know some of the politicians, scholars, educators and organization pres-
idents that were described as leaders but none of them was my leader.
Black people in American don't want to be led down the Yellow Brick Road,
we want to ride the Money Train!
As I always say, in a capitalist economic system, capital is the primary moti-
If you want to be a "Black Leader ", lead Black people to more jobs, lead them
to affordable housing, lead Black people to equal rights and justice and lead Black
people to better health and more wealth.
Black people want leaders that they can believe in. They want to follow lead-
ers that know where they are going. Black people want Black leaders that will tell
Black people the truth instead of telling African Americans what non-Blacks want
Black people to be told.
(Become a fan of The Gantt Report on Facebook. Buy Gantt's book or con-
tact Lucius at www.allworldconsultants.net)
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didymitis. an oblong structure attached to the upper part of
BODY PARTS INVOLVED: Epididymitis.
SEX OR AGE MOST AFFECTED: Males between puberty and old age.
SIGNS & SYMPTOMS
Enlarged, hardened, painful testicle.
Tender scrotal contents.
Tenderness of the second testicle (sometimes).
Acute urethritis (often).
CAUSES: Usually a complication of a bacterial infection elsewhere in the body.
such as; gonococcal infection of the urethra: prostate infection; or bladder or kid-
Epididymutis may also complicate an infechon of the scrotum or be caused by
RISK INCREASES WITH
Recent illness, especially acute or chronic prostatiris, urethritis or uri
Indwelling urethral catheter.
HOW TO PREVENT
Use condoms during intercourse to protect from venereal disease. Don't
engage in sexual activity with persons who have venereal disease.
Avoid urethral catheters if possible.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Your own observation of symptoms.
Medical history and physical exam by a doctor.
Laboratory studies, such a urinalysis and culture of prostate secretions, to
S identify the cause.
APPROPRIATE HEALTH CARE
* Self-care after diagnosis.
An exploratory operation to make a firm diagnosis and save the testicle
Surgical procedure may be necessary for severe cases not responding to
Constipation (sometimes) because bowel movements aggravate pain.
i* Sterility or narrowing or blockage of the urethra if the epididymitis
involves both testicles. This requires surgery.
Complete healing may take weeks or months.
HOW TO TREAT
Support the weight of the scrotum and tender testicles. Roll a soft bath
towel and place it between the legs under the inflamed area.
Apply an ice bag to the inflamed parts to help reduce the swelling and
relieve pain. Don't use heat.
Wear an athletic supporter or two pairs of athletic briefs when you
resume normal activity.
MEDICATION: Your doctor may prescribe:
Antibiotics to fight infection.
Ibuprofen or acetaminophen for mild pain or stronger pain drugs for
moderate to severe pain.
ACTIVITY: Rest in bed until fever, pain and swellmg improve. Don't engage
sexual intercourse. Wait at least one month after all symptoms disappear befor-
eresuming sexual relations.
Don't drink alcohol, tea, coffee or carbonated beverages. These irritate
the urinary system.
* Eat natural laxative foods, such as prunes, fresh fruit, whole-grain cereals
and nuts, to prevent constipation.
YOUR DOCTOR IF
You have symptoms of epididymitis.
Pain is not relieved by measures outlined above.
You develop fever.
You become constipated.
Symptoms don't improve within 4 days after treatment begin.
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S to give you som e tips and different exercises to get
first of all, do some cardio in your home or outside to
S try & get a ce sweat up before doing any ab exercises.
1. Lay on back, legs bent at knees with feet flat on the
floor. Hands on temples, raise shoulders about 4 to 5
inches off floor, hold for a second then back to starting
position. Repeat 20 to 30 reps, 5 sets.
S2. Lay on back, legs bent at knees with feet flat on floor,
hands placed on temples or behind head. If placed
behind head, do not pull head, your hands are only there
for balance. With your back on the floor, bring your
right elbow up and over to your left knee then back
down, next bring your left elbow to your right knee then
back down. You aren't touching the knee, you should
just be bringing your elbow across.go back to starting
position, as you make one cross over to the next. Repeat
a 30 to 50 reps, 5 sets.
S3. Get a straight back chair, sit in chair with feet on
floor, pushed out a little, slight angle bring knees up
towards upper body then back down Repeat 6 to 10 reps, 5 sets.
Be careful and seek help if you are
not sure about what to do.
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Jacksonviae SherPs Office
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September 9, 2010 Armed Robbery
Victim: Kangaroo Express; 9901 New Kings Rd.
Suspect: Black Male 6' 2001bs; Medium
afro; Dark complexion clean shaven
On September 9, 2010 at approxi-
mately 4:05 a.m. police were dispatched to
9901 New Kings Rd in reference to an armed
Upon arrival, the witness stated that
she and a co-worker were working inside the
cooler when they heard a knock at the front
door. The witness opened the front door and .
the suspect asked if he could use the ATM
machine. The suspect turned towards the
ATM machine and then turned back
towards the clerk.
The suspect then pulled a knife from his back and demanded money
from the register.
The suspect demanded that the witness open a second register. The
witness told the suspect she was unable too.
The suspect then fled east on Trout River Blvd.
September 2, 2010 Grand Theft
Victim: Aaron's Furniture; 4316 University Blvd. South
Suspect #1: Black Male; Shaved head well groomed beard; Approximately
Suspect #2: Black Female; Approximately 5'7" 180 lbs
On September 2, 2010 at approximately 2:40 p.m. police responded to
4316 University Blvd. South in reference to a grand theft.
Upon arrival, the complainant stated two suspects stole a Dell laptop
computer from his business.
The suspects entered the store and disconnected a Dell computer.
Suspect #1 then concealed the laptop as suspect#2 stood by as the look out.
Both suspect then exited the store. The suspects were last seeing flee-
ing in a red vehicle.
Jacksonville Sheriffs Office Most Wanted
Anyone with information about the below individuals is asked to contact the
Jacksonville Sheriffs Office at 904-630-0500 or contact Crime Stoppers at 1-
866-845-TIPS for a possible reward.
Jim. King is wanted for Burglary,
Attempted Burglary, Dealing in Stolen
Property, and Criminal Mischief. He has
numerous outstanding warrants and is
wanted on a $125,015 bond.
Juan Dasante Rackle is wanted for
Armed Robber. He has an out-
standing warrant with NO bond.
Terrell Poole is wanted for Racketeering, 5
counts of Auto Theft, 5 counts of Dealing in
Stolen Property. He has an outstanding
warrant and is wanted with no bond.
September 18, 2010 September 24, 2010
You will have problems \uth
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perfectly. You can get ahead it
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scenes Use your charm, but
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ignore the needs of the
youngsters in your family.
Travel will be enjoyable
but could be expensive.
Your outgoing nature will
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understand that you need
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You will be prone to careless-
ness that could result in acci-
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will be favorable m terms of
Your ideas may be a little
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blemaker this week. Hide
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regarding sour personal direc-
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have an', fun at all. You
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stand your position. Health
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immediately. Only bite off
what you can chew. ';
You can meet potential new
mates, but make sure that they
aren't already committed to
someone else. Don't make any
rash decisions that may affect
friendships. Anger may cause
you grief; control your temper
and try to sit back and calm
down. Your hard work will pay-
off; advancement looks positive.
Educational courses will be
stimulating aid successful.
You are ahead of your time,
and trying to stay in one
spot could be asking too
much. Don't be too eager to
spend money that you really
don't have. A need to
express yourself may come
out in creative wavs.
Opportunities for travel
and socializing are evi-
Try not to allo\o your partner to
lead you astray or upset your
routine. You \ill need to take a
look at the renovations that are
necessary and try to find the
cheapest xway to get things
done. You may find thai you're
being used. Put aside any deci-
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You may be confused regard-
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have a tendency to spend too
much on your home or enter-
tainment. You could be disil-
lusioned if you let relative in
on your emotional thoughts.
Put your Inergy into behind
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Maybe it's time to look into
ways you can improve your
health. Plan some family
outings. Get out and experi-
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avoid your true feelings.
Go out with friends who are
positive and supportive.
Losses are evident. Discord
could be unnerving. Don't let
individuals with wild schemes
talk you into a financial deal
that is not likely to be success-
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2010 in all major markets across the country
Los Angeles, CA- September 15, 2010 The
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Ja uars travel to West Coast
alter opening day victory -
Ouwe0Iv fo p# 0 :0
T''. ,. The Jacksonsille Jaguars face a .
"4 ~second consecutive AFC West foe
'f as they' visit the San Diego -
/ Chargers on Sunday, Sept. 19.
S .:. The Jaguars won their regular
Season opener for the first time
since 2006 with a 24-17 victory
over Denver last Sunday. With the temperature at 90
degrees at kickoff, the warmest in franchise history, Jaguars
QB David Garrard registered a career-high 138.9 passer
rating and tied his career-high with three touchdown pass-
es in the win. DE Aaron Kampmai finished with nine tack- Jag fan cheering
les and 1.5 sacks in his first game as a Jaguar. Sunday's them on.
game is the first of three straight for the Jaguars against 2009 playoff teams as
they return home to host Philadelphia and Indianapolis in week three and four.
The Jaguars own an 11-3 mark against AFC WVest
teams since 2003 under head coach Jack Del Rio includ-
Sing a current streak of seven straight wins.
"What a great beginning to the 2010 season. I told
our guys I'm so proud of the team effort, coming out with
a hard-fought victory," Del Rio
said. "I thought all three phases
about the commitment level that
3f Ywe've seen from this group of .
--. men, the work that's been put in. ff
I'm very pleased that they were
Tebow runs a play for able to receive the rewards of Underwood returning a
the Broncos that with the fruits for all that punt for the Jaguars
hard work being played out in a nice victory at home.
"It was a huge game coming in, I didn't try to downplay it, I didn't try
to downplay it with the team. I told our guys we need to start fast, it's a huge
game for us. I believe the community stepped up around this football team and
this football team has stepped up in this community in terms of not only being
great out there in the community but also in terms of they are all in. This group
is 100 percent bought in, dedicated, working their tails off, so I'm really happy
to see us start with a win."
The Jaguars opened their 16th season in the NFL with a 24-17 home win
against the Broncos. Temperature at kickoff '%as 90 degrees, the
warmest in franchise history, and pla3 as suspended due to
lightning for 33 minutes to start the fourth quarter.
It was the Jaguars' first opening game win since 2006.
The Jaguars improved to 10-6 all-time on Kickoff Weekend and
have wins in 10 of their last 14 September games.
The game was scoreless until the final minute of the
first half when the teams combined for 14 points in 38 seconds.
TE Marcedes Lewis scored the first of two touchdowns on a 21-
yard pass from David Garrard with 58 seconds left in the half. Jaguar
The Broncos responded with back-to-back completions by KyleCheerleader
Orton for 41 yards to Brandon Lloyd and 25 yards to Eddie
S Royal. Orton hit Jabbar Gaffney with an eight-yard touch-
Sdown pass with 20 seconds remaining.
m The Jaguars took a 14-7 lead after a seven-play, 53-yard
scoring drive to start the second half.
WR Tiquan Underwood set the drive
up with a 46-yard kickoff return. 4
The Jaguars turned to the ground
game with five straight rushes to set A
.- "-. l*: up a 10-yard touchdown pass from
Garrard to Lewis.
The Broncos tied the score with 4:12 remaining in the third quarter
on a one-yard run by Knowshon Moreno. Josh Scobee gave the Jaguars a 17-
14 lead with a 45-yard field goal at the end of the third period.
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entering the field of
The start of the fourth quarter was delayed 33 minutes
for lightning. The Broncos eventually tied the game with a 54-
yard field goal by Matt Prater early in the fourth quarter.
Garrard engineered a seven-play, 83-yard drive to put
the Jaguars ahead for good. Garrard found WR Kassim
Osgood down the middle for a 24-yard touchdown to com-
plete the scoring.
The Broncos tried to mount a drive late in the fourth
quarter but LB Daryl Smith intercepted Orton on a second-
and-10 to preserve the Jaguars victory.
By: Mike Bonts Writer
Laurence Green Photographer
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On Saturday, November 11, 2010, the 8th ranked -
University of Florida Gators used a blowout 3rd M
quarter in front of 90,612 fans to soundly beat the '
University of South Florida Bulls 38-14 in Ben Hill _
Griffin Stadium with game time heat index tempera-
ture of 103 degrees.
After a moment of silence honoring the attacks 4
on America of 9/11, the pledge of allegiance and a
rousing rendition by the Gator band of the National
Anthem, the game began. JusrM]S'ttwUsoM tDhdorl
The Gators took the opening kickoff and after
three plays and out, punted the ball to the visiting Bulls. The Bulls promptly
chewed up most of the 1st quarter on a 96-yard touchdown drive, using a vari-
ety of running plays. In the 2nd quarter in literally the waning seconds, the
Gators managed to score a touchdown and with the extra point attempt good,
4 ,- 4 knotted the score at 7 points each at the half.
1 Midway through the 3rd quarter, the
SGators running back Jeffrey Demps reeled off a
62-yard run to put the Gators in the lead 14-7
and the Gators never looked back. The Gators
Scored a total of 21 points in the 3rd quarter and
S the Bulls only scored 7. It the 4th quarter, the
S Gators added 10 more points for the game final..
SGators 38; Bulls 14.
Demps ended the day with 255 all purpose
yards with 139 career yards on 11 carries and 1
| touchdown. Stating the obvious post game,
Jeffrey Demps hits hole for career Gator coach Urban Meyers said," Jeff Demps is
rushing day the guy you want to have with the ball."
The Gator defense came up with a total of
five turnovers (four of them r ,.
interceptions) in the game to help .'lE .
extend the winning streak at *
home to 13 games. .
The Gators (2-0) travel to ..,- i
the University, of Tennessee (1-1)
Saturday, September 18, 2010 at '
3:30 PM EST to take on the
Volunteers in the SEC opening
game for both teams. The
Volunteers are coming of a drub- o.
bing by the Oregon Ducks (48-13)
in a game marked by an hour -
rain and lightning delay and so
should be looking for redemp- Jonathon Bostic reaches to strip football.
tion. The Gatois have sputtered
in the first half of both games they have won this season so this contest should
revealing as to the character of both SEC football foes.
Correspondent: Scott Jurrens
Photographer: Joseph Lorentzson
September 18, 2010
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YOUTH EXPLOSION 2010 EORT --
ANNUAL BACK TO SCHOOL CELEBRATION _
SFirst Baptist Church of Oakland "The Oak"
:6-' i: served over 1800 families that attended the
., Youth Explosion 2010 held at Metropolitan
A Park in Jacksonville, Florida. This was in col-
laboration with the Youth Explosion Parent and
Student Empowerment Dinner. Students were
able to receive book bags, computer flash
drives and knuch needed materials to prepare
Stem for school. Pastor Torin T. Dailey and his
dedicated congregation conducted another suc-
cessful celebration with a powerful and spirit
lead Enlightenment and Empowerment service.
"-The Oak" conducted it's dinner and clothes
give away that was greatly appreciated and
truly needed by those in attendance. Families in need were blessed with new clothes
for the first days of school that they would not otherwise have for children attending
local schools. Door prizes ranged in gift certificates, personal items, and the grand
prizes of two multimedia computers provided by William Jackson and Cheryl
Williams of JETI and E3 Business Group, Inc. This years computer winners were
Joerod Adams and Kennard Lyles both of Jacksonville, Florida.
The host for the dinner as in the past was Matthew Gilbert Middle School
who is lead by Principal Evan Daniels. The dinner was served by the hospitality
committee from "The Oak". There were over 300 families served dinner, then broke
into small group sessions that were provided,needed information that empowered
parents with knowledge about DCPS in all grade levels even those on the college
In attendance were Betty Burney DCPS School Board Member District 5
who presided, Dr. Larry Rozier Exe. Dir..of High Schools, Cluster 3 and Mr. Tony
Bellamy Dir. of Turn Around Schools. Cluster 4. The keynote speaker Audrey
Gibson State Representative District 15. Rep. Gibson spoke to the parents about how
important their part is in the educational process of their children, to get their chil-
dren to school on time and prepared with materials they need for learning. She men-
tioned that parents should join the PTO/PTA, attend Open House, and School Board
meetings to stay informed on policies and procedures. Rep Gibson emphasized the
need for parents to provide their children more opportunities to read and improve
their literacy and comprehension because these are the testing areas for FCAT.
Teachers with all their years of experience, certifications in subject areas and
teaching abilities are only one piece of the educational process; parents must make
sure their children value education and want to be educated. Parents are their chil-
dren's first teachers and motivators for success in school and life.
Despite the small size of its congregation "The Oak", its Youth Explosion of
2010 rivaled those of other local ministries much larger. Putting their faith first and
desire to walk a Christian life of service to community in the name of Jesus Christ,
"The Oak" persevered and blessed a community and many families. Pastor Dailey
l ministered about the importance of education on the final day
of the Enlightenment and Empowerment event. As he contin-
Sued his mission to educate those in attendance he stated with
passion and conviction that if we (parents and community)
don't teach them (our children) the right way. The enemy will
teach them through other people; pimples, drug dealers, hus-
tlers, prostitutes, and others who do not have children's lives in their best interests.
They will learn through music videos and other potentially destructive avenues.
Turning them (children) away from a positive direction to one of potentially death
and destruction to their lives and those around them.
The Oak's Youth Explosion is a prelude to other community events that will
touch the lives of students and parents. The Annual Boys2Men Symposium will be
held on Saturday, October 2nd 2010 (http://2010boys2men.eventbrite.comf), The E3
Business Group, Inc Forum ".Are You Living Color" January 27th 2010
(http://www.e3businessgroup.org/), free to the public and the upcoming Youth Study
Circles will take a turn and allow teens to voice their concerns on race and racism
in Northeast Florida. Parents must be knowledgeable and aware of these events to
get their children involved in dialogues and participate to help Northeast Florida
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The Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT) is seeking a qualified company to provide specified types of
"Microsoft Dynamics Great Plains Softwar" as per specifications listed on this Request for Quote
(RFQ). Therefore, the purpose of this solicitation is to request information about your company's
abilities to provide products specified and to obtain pricing commitments for "Microsoft Dynamics Great
Plains Software" listed on this RFQ.
Return responses no later than Thursday, September 30, 2010, by 2:00 P.M. All responses must be
submitted in accordance with the Specifications of RFQ NO. IT-037, which may be obtained on
Thursday, September 16, 2010 from the bidding opportunities wcbsitc:
Procurement & Contract Services Department
Jacksonville Port Authority
2831 Talleyrand Avenue
Jacksonvlle, FL 32206-0005
REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS
MASS NOTIFICATION SYSTEM (MNS)
FOR THE JACKSONVILLE PORT AUTHORITY
PORT SECURITY GRANTS
Federal Funding Opportunity Number: 2007-GB-T7-0140
A. The Jacksonville Port Authority is requesting Statements of Qualifications (SOQ's)
from qualified Design-Builders to design and construct a Mass Notification System
for the various JPA facilities. The selected Design-Build team will perform
planning and programming, preliminary design, design, engineering,
permitting, pre-construction, construction services and other services
necessary to deliver a completed project that meets the budget and
schedule for this project.
B. Response to this Request for Qualifications (RFQ) will be received by the
Procurement Department of thel Jacksonville Port Authority (JPA) until 2:00 P.M.
local time, on October 8, 2010
C. This request is for a Design-Build team (here in after called Proposer) with
experience in design, integration and construction of enterprise level access
controls, CCTV, secured and reliable communication network and integration of
various related systems in a single command and controls system. [he Proposer
shall have experience in working at maritime port facilities or facilities with similar
D. The term of these services for the Mass Notification System (here in after called
MNS) Is intended to extend from Notice to Proceed for this Contract through the
completion of construction planned for October 30, 2011. These services are
anticipated to commence In December 2010.
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3663 Raines Avenue
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