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


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


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

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University of Florida
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46% of 1.1 million with HIV are African American

In honor of World
AIDS Day, December
1, 2010, Sheila
Johnson debuted her
So second cause-related
film: "The Other
City," a poignant and
must-see documentary
about the impact of
Magic Johnson, former basketball star and Sheila Johnson, former HIV/AIDS in our
c0-founder of BET and the nation's first Black female billionaire, nation's capital that
aired on Showtime. The film was to stress the importance of taking care of one's body
as well as intravenous drug use as it represents 1/3 of those who get the disease. It also
shows the factors surrounding former and current inmates, since these are the truths
about the disease. It is a microscopic reflection of what is truly going on in the United
States and globally.
Ms. Johnson said is important that we have an open dialogue to erase the stigma sur-
rounding HIV. Magic Johnson was one of the first celebrities known to have HIV.

by: Lonzie Leath, The Florida Star

The final score between the Miami Heat and the Cleveland Cavaliers on
Thursday night was 118 to 90, with LeBron James scoring 38 points, the highest
during the game, and Gibson of the Cavaliers scored 21 points. Even though there
were Cleveland fans with such signs as "Like Father, Like Son" (his father was
not a part of his life), he said he holds no grudges.
Of course, Florida is glad to have him. This was LeBron's first game in
Cleveland since leaving, after playing for seven years.

EWC Loses Two Remarkable Students At 110 years of age, here for the 50th

.,,- aNajee Culmer and Roberto
Amenteros were cross country co-
; stars at Edward Waters College,
t For Thanksgiving, they drove to
SMiami to join with Amenteros'
family for Thanksgiving. They
were driving back to Jacksonville
when they were struck y another
A, vehicle. Najee Culmer died at the
Najee Culmer Roberto Amenteros
scene of the crash. Roberto died
early Thursday.
According to school administrators, the two were athletes, they were scholars, they
were assistant coaches, they were the captains of the team and helped the team to fin-
ish second at their conference meet on November 2.
Edward Waters College held a prayer vigil for the students. Grief counseling was
available for EWC students.

What Cold Georgia Loses Florida Loses
MarnarA~t M IrId rlemd

With the weather change
from warm to cold,
Jacksonville citizens are
being advised to contact
an exterminator for those
unwanted creatures that
search for warm places to
reside such as rats and
Be sure all openings
around the floor and roof
are closed. Rats can
climb trees and jump on
the roof. They can also
get under the house and
under doors as well as in
pipes. Rats are also
known as the culprit for
house fires, as they chew
electrical wires.
Get your home checked
and exterminated to
avoid rodents as your
new but unwanted ten-
You should also check
other matters that change
when the weather
changes such as your
heating system. Be safe!


Margaret Warley Byard, 89
Margaret Warley Byars
passed on November 26,
Sister Byard after losing
her mother at 3, lived
with her grandparents.
She was educated in Mt.
Pleasantand later moved
to Brunswick with her
aunt and uncle, Olivia
and Carl Outlaw.
Margaret worked at the
Sea Island Cloister Hotel
for 39 years.
She was preceded in
death by her husband and
daughter Marzena.
Left to cherish her mem-
ory are her children,
grand, great grands and a
host of family and

Mildred Smalley, 79
Mildred Smalley, 79,
passed away November
24, 2010. She was
known for her very lov-
ing manner and is sur-
vived by six children,
Richard Grayson,
Luretha Thomas, Oretha
Brooks, Lavera Smith,
Cynthia Hamilton, and
Anthony Whaley, grand-
children, and great grand
children; a host of family
members and friends.
Funeral service will be
held on Saturday,
December 4 at 11:00 a.m.
at New Bethlehem
Missionary Baptist
Church at 1824 Prospect
Street, Jacksonville.

Ms. Blanche Arrington Cobb was one of the
original members of International Bibleway
Apostolic Christian Assembly and as they cele-
brated their 50th anniversary, she was again there
with them. This makes it clear that Ms. Cobb is
still a very active person.
But don't take our word for it, on Tuesday,
November 23, she attended the annual
Thanksgiving Luncheon for Seniors, and caused
the audience to stand on their feet, as she sang a
Mrs. Joan Turner, founder and head of the
annual luncheon, was able to get her the beauti-
ful hat she is wearing, and the suit that Ms. Cobb
At 110 Continued on A-7
Undergoes Surgery

Aretha Franklin's last concert was when she performed on
July 27, 2010 at Philadelphia Mann Music Center with for-
mer U. S. Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice.
She had scheduled concerts through May 2011 but made a
decision to cancel the concerts and all personal appear-
-. Many felt that she was suffering because of the attack on
her son at a service station since she was released from
Detroit's Sinai Grace Hospital late October after a brief
Aretha Franklin.
Now, things have apparently changed and City
Councilwoman JoAnn Watson of Detroit, gathered with others to pray for her and
to let her know that many were thinking about her.
On December 2, the 68-year-old singer had some form of surgery but has not
released what type of surgery. It was reported, however, that the surgery was suc-

Jacksonville to get 1,000 jobs

through Bank of America
Mayor John Peyton announced Thursday that Bank of America and Merrill Lynch
are preparing to expand their financial services in the city on the Southside. This
expansion will bring 1,000 jobs to the city, beginning in 2011. Hiring is expected
after renovations are made to accommodate the new employees.
Mayor Peyton said these will be high-wage jobs and will definitely add to the city's
economy. He further stated that the fact that Bank of America is coming to our city,
proves that Jacksonville has a strong financial sector-dependent economy.
There is no better time for such news to Jacksonville since it has been reported that
a record number of people have requested help to pay either rent or utilities.
In the past five months, more than 21,000 calls have been made from people who
need help or guidance.
The upcoming congress have also stated that the school luncheon programs will be
cut even though they are seeking to extend the Bush tax cuts.

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How Une Keality 3now Kevealea lack's Reality
By: Tonyaa Weathersbee, BlackAmericaWeb.com
For the most part, I don't watch reality shows. That's because usually, reality has worked my nerves so much during the
day that I don't want it interrupting my time in front of the television.
Which is why I probably shouldn't have watched clips of the "Dancing With the Stars" episode in which Bristol Palin,
who consistently wound up at the bottom of the judge's heap, got a chance to stay on the show and a clearly superior
Brandy Norwood was voted off.
Seeing that showed me a troubling picture of the reality that we're living in; one in which certain people believe if they
scream loudly enough and in Palin's case vote often enough, they can twist truth to fit their delusions.
I won't bother going into what happened on "DWTS" last week and last night, enough viewers apparently weighed in
to make Jennifer Grey and her partner, Derek Hough, the winners. Palin and her partner came in third.
And Norwood's loss was never worth staging boycotts over, nor, as one unhinged viewer did after seeing Palin beat out
her out, shooting the television. It is, after all, only a show.
And yes, I also understand that "DWTS" is largely about popularity. But seeing that the word "dancing" is in the show's
title, one would think that superior dancing ought to be the thing that enhances a contestant's popularity.
Clearly, this wasn't the case with Palin.
We know this because some conservative Web sites gave people instructions on how to game ABC's voting system. One
site urged people to vote for Palin as a show of support for her mother, former Alaska governor and Tea Party darling Sarah
Another commenter on one of those sites claimed to have voted for Palin 300 times.
We may never know if any such shenanigans actually contributed to her win. Regardless, it still points to the possibility
that Palin remained in the contest because a lot of people either like her or her mother.
Yet, the fact that Palin's fans could brazenly ignore the obvious even Rush Limbaugh said that she wasn't the best dancer
on the show it does, at least on a small scale, reflect another reality that black people continue to grapple with.
The reality is that when it comes to competing for jobs and other advancement, black people find that their skills and merit
don't take them as far as white people's likabilityty"
And the thing about likeability is that it tends to be something that fits the comfort level and world view of the white peo-
ple who, most of the time, tend to be the ones who get to decide. Many times, they make it up as they go along.
A number of commenters, for example, said they voted for Palin because she was sweet and likable. Apparently, a white
girl who gives birth as an unwed teenager and barely finishes high school is the new face of wholesomeness.
Somehow, that blinded her supporters to the fact that she's a mediocre dancer.
Yet this likeability thing is a "standard" that plays out in other areas of black people's lives.
We see it all the time.
The unemployment rate of black male college graduates 25 and older, for example, is nearly twice that of white male col-
lege graduates in that age group 8.4 percent to 4.4 percent. That may have something to do with employers who hire peo-
ple who are most like them.
Also, some time ago. The American Economic Review published a study that found that applicants with black-sounding
names got 50 percent fewer callbacks than applicants with white-sounding names.
I guess to some employers. LaQuanetta's ..... skills don't matter as much as her name fitting on her employee badge.
Then there's Norwood, who was booted off "DWTS" in spite of a perfect-score performance that should have, ideally,
earned her fans and boosted her popularity. She was booted off in favor of Palin, who made the finals because some peo-
ple found reasons to like her that have nothing to do with dancing.
What makes it so bad is that for the LaQuanettas who don't get a call back and for the college-educated black men who
are turned down for jobs because employers are more obsessed with whether they smiled enough during the interview than
whether they can do the job, this is nothing new.
This reality show just brought it more out in the open.

In observance of World AIDS Day, December 1st. the NAACP stands united in the global
fight against HIV and AIDS. The World Health Organization established World AIDS Day
in 1988 to provide national AIDS programs, faith organizations, community organizations,
and individuals with an opportunity to raise awareness and focus attention on the global
AIDS epidemic.
NAACP chapters and branches across the country, including California. New York,
Michigan, Colorado. Georgia, Tennessee, Florida and Texas will use World AIDS Day 2010
as a day to highlight the AIDS issue in their communities and will host a number of commu-
nity events including community wide forums, education sessions and free screenings. In
addition, the NAACP is working to mobilize pastors in states with the highest concentration
of HIV-infected African Americans to have open discussions about the HIV epidemic and
direct parishioners to services in their communities.
HIV and AIDS has hit African Americans the hardest, shattering families and destroying
lives. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) cite the reasons for the racial
disparity as not just related to race, but rather to barriers faced by many African Americans.
These barriers include poverty, access to healthcare and the social stigma associated with
"We must not forget the devastating effects HIV/AIDS has on communities of color across
this country," stated NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Todd Jealous. "That is why the
NAACP has partnered with a number of national organizations and our local units, to put a
stop to the 'forgotten epidemic'. The NAACP is committed to being a major force behind the
education of communities, and a strong advocate for better health services and HIV/AIDS
testing. Knowledge is the first step to better health and access to services is critical if we are
to overcome this crisis," concluded Jealous.
Even though Blacks account for about 13 percent of the US population, they are almost half
(49 percent) of the people living with HIV and AIDS. African Americans represent 51 per-
cent of the 42,655 (including children) new HIV/AIDS diagnoses and 48 percent of the
551,932 persons, including children, living with HIV. AIDS is the leading cause of death
among Black women ages 25-34 and the second leading cause of death in Black men ages
35-44 years. 1 in 30 Black women and I in 16 Black men will be infected with HIV in their
"It is staggering to think that a group of people that makes up only 13 percent of the coun-
try's population includes over half of the newly diagnosed HIV infected individuals each
year," stated Roslyn M. Brock, NAACP Chairman of the National Board of Directors. "The
uneven distribution of HIV infections indicates that there are specific challenges faced by the
African American community that are resulting in an astronomical increase in the rate at
which African Americans contract the HIV virus." concluded Brock.

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Presents a Christmas Concert in Celebrating the
CME Church 140th Anniversary
In celebrating the CME Church rich spiritual lega-
cy, join Pastor Clarence Kelby Heath and members of
Central on the Pearl, 4611 North Pearl Street, Sunday,
December 12, at 4:00 p.m. for a Christmas Concert fea-
turing Central's Mass Choir. Central CME is in connec-
tion with over 800,000 congregants and more than
3,000 congregations across the United States, the
Caribbean and Western, Eastern and South African in
celebrating the CME Church 140th Founder's Day

will celebrate our 20th Anniversary on December 3rd
&'4th, 2010 at The Hyatt Regency-Jacksonville
Riverfront in beautiful downtown Jacksonville, Florida.
Thanks to the community for your prayers and partici-
pation during our past 19 years. We're asking that all
members who have worked with this organization in
the past 19 years, and wish to participate in our Grand
Celebration of Life, please contact us at 904-398-8517.
Hugh W. Chapman Rector, and parishioners joyfully
announce the celebration of their 30th Annual Unity
. Day weekend, starting December 3, 2010.
The weekend celebration began on Friday
December 3, 2010 with the annual Dinner/dance at the
Clarion Airport (2101 Dixie Clipper Road, Ticket:
$35.00 per person) and concludes on Sunday,
December 5, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. Renowned
Jacksonville native, Mr. Al Letson, host of the State of
the Reunion on National Public Radio is the Unity Day
Mass of Thanksgiving speaker
St. Philips located at 321 West Union Street (corner
of Pearl) since it's founding in 1882 gives thanks for the
blessings of 2010, the opportunity of 128 years of wit-
nessing in this city of Jacksonville, and pray that broth-
ers and sisters in Christ will be able to join us as we cel-
ebrate our 30th Unity day festivities. For more informa-
tion please contact us by calling the church at (904)

5th St., with Bishop Desso Benjamin, Host Pastor and
Dr. Rhorida Mitchell-Addo, Coordinator. The North
Eastern Emancipation Celebration Association kicks
off its 1ST SOUTHERN CELEBRATION, January 1,
2011 at 12Noon. "148 Years of Freedom- Lets We
Forget. All people welcome. For more information
call 904-647-5981. Come and relive the day of free-
Became Flesh," -Sunday, December 5th at 7:00 p.m.;
Monday, December 6th at 7:00 p.m. (ADMISSION IS
FREE) Presented by Deermeadows Baptist Church,
featuring the Deermeadows Choirs & Orchestra.
Deermeadows Baptist Church is located at 9780
Baymeadows Rd. (between 1-95 and Southside Blvd.)
For more information, contact the church at 904-642-
2200 or visit www.deermeadows.org
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The Greater Beulah Missionary Baptist Church

Deacon Walter Stroy, Deacon Andre Thomas,
President Male Chorus Vice-PresidentMale Chorus
The church and Rev. Anthony Willis, Sr., Pastor, will
host their 55th Anniversary of the Male Chorus.
Announce the President, above, Deacon Walter Stroy.
December 11, 2010 at 5:00 p.m. Tune Our Hearts To
Sing His Grace Making Melody In Your Heart To The
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ANDERSON, Ulice, 74,
died November 28, 2010.
AUSTIN, Paul Henry, Jr.,
58, died November 29,
BROOKS, Terril J., Jr.,
89, died November 23,
BURNEY, Herbert J.,
funeral Mass was held
December 3, 2010.
CORREIA, Francisco
Gomes, 92, died
November 26, 2010.
Thelma, died November
28, 2010.
DeBLOCK, Shannon
Lynn, 27, died November
23, 2010.
DUNGEY, Louise A.,
91, died November 29,
EMERSON, Sharron
Boyden, 67,. died
November 30, 2010.
FINLEY, Joseph Kent,
49, died November 25,
FISHER, Artha Mae
Repress, 64, died
November 19, 2010.

GIBBS, Willie Frank,
died November 27, 2010.
GRISSIS, Robert, died
November 30, 2010.
JONES, Alfred Lorenzo,
died November 28, 2010.
died November 29, 2010.
LUNA, Luisito B., 68,
died November 27, 2010.
SOOY, Alma Elizabeth,
89, died November 30,
Macon, died November
29, 2010.
ZAMORA, Jose Luis,
62, 'died November 28,

BYARD, Margaret
Warley, died Friday,
November 26, 2010.
McCLURE, Michael
Derrick "Mike," 40, died
Friday, November. 26,
YOUNG, Walter Lee, Sr.,
died Wednesday,
November 24, 2010.
THOMAS, Mr. Frank,
died Monday, November
29, 2010.

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New Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church
1824 Prospect Street Jacksonville, FL 32208
Sunday School ....................................9:30 a.m.
Sunday Morning
Intercessory Prayer..................10:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ......................11:00 a.m.
Youth Church
2nd & 3rd Sundays (Old Sanctuary) r p.
Tuesday Pastoral Bible Study ................ 7:00 p.m. I
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 Telephones (904) 359-0661 Home: (904) 358-8932 Cell: 710-1586
Sunday School................................................ ......... 9:30 a.m.
M morning Worship........................................................... 11:00 a.m.
Tuesday............................................ Prayer Meeting & Bible Study,7:00 p.m.
Thursday.... ........................................................... JoyNight,7:00 p.m.
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Website: Greaterelbethel.org

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WJCT and the Jacksonville
Public Libraries collaborated to cap-
ture the oral histories' of the
Northeast Florida community
through Voices of the First Coast.
The project, modeled, after the
nationwide story collecting initiative,
StoryCorps provided an opportunity
for interested citizens to share their
experiences through forty (40)
minute, two-person interviews.
There were more than eighty (80)
interviews recorded this past sum-
mer. The participants were friends
and/or family members. Their
recordings were conversations and
interviews of life's experiences.
To celebrate the heartwarming
experience the participants were
invited to a Listening Party at the
WJCT Studio.-The party included
hearing short vignettes from the
soon to be aired hour long radio
presentation. WJCT and the
Jacksonville Public Library will pres-
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Northeast Florida community
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and will be aired on Thanksgiving
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PM and Friday, November 26th at
9AM on WJCT Station 89.9 FM and
will be followed by Talk of the Nation
Thursday, November 25th from 2-
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the participants and listen to the
entire Voices of the First Coast air-
In a time when it is common to
find differences with our family,
friends, neighbors and politicians,
this year's National Day of Listening
aired during Talk of the Nation, pro-
motes civil conversation and under-
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all Americans to take an hour to
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The Carl Youngs The Burks Singleton and Lisa Brown

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Allen University inducted Jacksonville retired coach and Athletic
Director Mathis Daniel, Jr. in its Athletic Hall of Fame on Friday
November 12, 2010 at the University in Columbia, South Carolina.
A standout in baseball and a member of several Allen University
Championship Baseball Teams, Daniel joined Thomas Adger (football),
Samuel Bradley (football), James Davis (baseball/basketball), Sam Davis
(football), Israel Gist (baseball), Willie Gene Johnson (football), Johnny
Kinloch (baseball), Rudy Pcmberton (basketball) and Bobby Young
(baseball) as members of the Third Hall of Fame Class.
Daniel graduated from Allen University in 1963. He spent more than
thirty-five (35) years in the Duval County School System where he served
as teacher, coach, and periods as the Athletic Director of both Ribault, and
Northwestern Middle School.
Coach Daniel is the father of a daughter, Sharalyn Mache Daniel, and
a son, Cean Daniel. He is an active alumnus of Allen University and a
member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity.
As a member of New Stanton's Class of 1958, I join our class and the
First Coast in congratulating Mathis Daniel( Since childhood I've called
him Mathis Daniel. He tells me that I am the only person and we aren't
sure how it all began. We only know that it's has been that way since

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Our deepest heartfelt prayers,
well wishes and condolences go out
to the family, friends and fans of the
late Henry Tommy Thomas PKA
Profit Tommy Tee, who lost his battle
with cancer and made his transition
to our ancestors on Sat. Nov. 27,
2010. Tommy Tee & Co. was a
gospel powerhouse choir & band in
the LA area. His music is currently
available on several websites. He
was a personal long time friend to
this columnist. Profit Tommy Tee will
be greatly missed in the Gospel
music community.
Radio Facts, the #1 Urban
Radio Blog named their Top 10 Best
Urban DJ's of All Time (selected via
the vote of the blog readers). They
are #1 the late great Frankie Crocker
of New York City's famed WBLS-FM.
#2 Donnie Simpson of Washington
DC's WPGC-FM and BET's Video
Soul. #3 Tom Joyner, the dominate
urban syndicated Jock in the nation
with "The Tom Joyner Morning
Show." #4 Vaughn Harper, "The
Quiet Storm" radio show at WBLS-
FM in New York. #5 the late Hank
Spann (The Soul Server), WWRL-
FM, New York. #6 Wendy Williams
WBLS-FM, New York and now TV-
talk show hostess. She was the only
female on the list. #7 my personal
friend Walt "Baby" Love, "The Urban
AC Countdown;" "Gospel Traxx,
Making It Happen" and "The
Countdown with Walt "Baby" Love."
Love is heard on 200 radio stations.
#8 Doug Banks, ABC Radio syndi-
cated "The Doug Banks Morning
Show." #9 Gary Byrd and #10 Herb
Kent (The Cool Gent); Chicago's
famed WVON, WJJD and now,
WVAZ-FM. Congrats to all!
James Franco (127 Hours)
and Anne Hathaway (Love and Other
Drugs) will serve as co-hosts of the
83rd Academy Awards for 2011.
Giving Thanks:
Playwrite/Entertainer J D
Lawrence celebrated Thanksgiving
in his home town ofAmityville, NY by
serving a full course turkey dinner to
37 local families at the Masonic
Temple. Our hats are off! Lawrence

Being young in Hollywood is not the cake walk
that most people perceive it to be. It takes sacrifice and
hard work to get there and even more of the same to stay
there. Fifteen year old Kenton Duty is a teen actor who
has proven to be made out of the right stuff, so to speak,
to earn and keep a place in tinsel town. This columnist
was very impressed with the ease and confidence that
Duty exhibited during the interview for this print photo
feature. The Piano, Texas native began acting at age nine
with a role in The Dallas Theatre Center Stage Production
of "A Christmas Carol" and did the stage production of
"Ragtime." He was discovered by top Hollywood chil-
dren's agent Cindy Osbrink while completing a workshop
in Dallas. Soon after, Duty started to commute between
Dallas and LA to shoot commercials. His parents were
confident that their son had the discipline, drive and
determination to make it so they relocated the family to
Los Angeles.
Their decision paid off as Duty began to book
more commercials, skits on "The Tonight Show with Jay
Leno" and TV show guest roles. Duty's big break came in
the form of a role on the mega-hit TV show "Lost!" He
played the island boy Jacob but no one knew who he was
(not even Duty himself) until almost the final episode.
Duty then signed on to co-star on the new Disney
Channel show "Shake It Up." The show debuted to a

.is just off of a sold out tour of his
stage play "The Clean Up Woman."
n Movies:
Night Catches Us; Magmolia
Pictures, SimonSays Entertainment
and Gigantic Pictures. Starring
Anthony Mackie, Kerry Washington,
Jamie Hector, Wendell Pierce, Amari
Cheatom. Written and Directed by
Tanya Hamilton. Produced by Ron
Simons, Sean Costello and Jason
Orans. The time period that followed
immediately after the Black Panther
era circa 1976 is the focus of this
film. Marcus (Mackie) is an ex-pan-
ther returns to Philly after a long
absence from town. Things are way
different because his former panther
comrades have turned against him.:
Their leader was murdered by the
police and Marcus' ex-crew believes
he snitch and tip them off for a set
up. Marcus also has a thing for Patty
(Washington) the slain leader's
widow. This is a good flick if you are
into the history of that era.
I Love You Phillip Morris;
Roadside Attractions; Starring Jim
Carrey and Ewan McGregor. Written
and Directed by John Requa and
Glenn Ficarra. Produced by Andrew
Lazar. This film is actually based on
a true story about a small town con-
man named Steven Russell (Carrey)
who scammed his way into a flam-
boyant white-collar criminal lifestyle.
Along the way he is repeatedly on
the lam from the law. He gets busted
and sent to the Texas State
Penitentiary where he meets and
falls in love with an inmate named
Phillip Morris (McGregor). The con
actually escapes from the prison four
times to be with his paroled lover.
Yes, this is a gay movie if you haven't
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record 6.1 million viewers
and became an instant
smash hit! When he thinks
back to his parents making
the decision to relocate to
LA and it actually worked,

what is his reaction knowing that many parents wouldn't
have made that kind of move? Duty is quick with that
answer, "What you just said is completely true and I am
really grateful that my parents have enough faith in me
and had enough faith in me to say, you know what, we're
going to do this, we're going to try it. If it doesn't work
out, it doesn't work out but if it does, we'll be really
ecstatic about it. That was our mental thing. So when I
didn't get a job, there was no pressure which was really
nice. Duty plays Gunther on "Shake It Up" who has a fra-
ternal twin sister named Tinka. I describing his character
Duty says, "Gunther is a very confident person. He thinks
he's the best at everything. That's just because he trained
really hard, trained with the best and he's worked really
hard to get to where he is. I think he's got that nice com-
petitive edge. The show is shot in front of a live audience
which Duty loves. He lights up, "It's so much fun because
they give you that really positive energy and they give
you the feedback when you're in the middle of filming. It
reminds me of when I was doing theatre because it is
pretty much the same way. Everybody was always there
for everyone else and it was just a really good time and
you had a blast doing it."
Is Duty preparing for the stage when he'll have to
make the transition from child actor to adult actor which
many don't get through? He responds, "My parents are
definitely keeping me grounded no matter what has hap-
pened. Whatever I have gotten they have kept me humble
and I know that is going to stay with me my entire life.
Even after they have gone they will always be in my heart
so that stage will be much simpler for us.

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(Jacksonville Fla., December 2, 2010) On December
10, at Gateway Town Center. starting at 4pm Grace And
Truth Community Development Corporation. Is hosting a
performance of, The Jacksonville Symphony Youth
Orchestra Quintet. The newly formed North Brookside
Community Gospel Choir will open and close the concert.
There will be a special performance of a scene from the
Nutcracker, performed by Expressions Dance of
Jacksonville an African American dance school featuring
children and adults. This event is a Free Community Concert
to celebrate the Christmas season. The Jacksonville
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Gateway Town Center is located at:
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It's a big year for R&B and rap hybrid tunes and the Recording Academy is certain-
ly giving their stamp of approval to the artists who have had big hits in the genre with
this year's Grammy Award nominations.
Jay-Z took in six Grammy nods, mostly for his chart-topping New York anthem
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Gnarls Barkley front-man Cee Lo Green's infectious internet single 'F**k You,'
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Backstage at the 'Grammy Nominations Concert Live' event, he said, "I was only
aware of the two that they announced, but four is awesome. I'm speechless...just kind
of living in the moment. I'm enjoying it for sure."

Fantasia Barrino, the 'American Idol' winner who had a rough year in the tabloids for
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Al Letson is a poet, playwright, performer as well as host and exec-
utive producer of his own national radio show, State of the Re:Union. Al
attended local schools in Orange Park, Florida, and became a voracious
student of his favorite poets and playwrights.
Al's fascination with poetry led him to use spoken word as his
springboard into performance art. In 2000, Al won the Atlanta Grand
Slam and in the same year ranked 3rd at the National Poetry Slam.
In 2007, the Public Radio Exchange (PRX) and the Corporation for
Public Broadcasting (CPB) announced the Public Radio Talent Quest. Al
submitted his State of the Re:Union pilot, "Welcome to D.C.". The five-
round competition started with more than 1,400 applicants nationwide
with voting by fans, professionals and celebrity judges. Al 's State of the
Re:Union was one of three winners awarded funding for a three-episode
pilot by the CPB.
After the 2009 research and development season, the CPB awarded
Letson and his team a grant to produce a full season of episodes and
launch a multimedia presence that includes an interactive website, video
and audio podcasts and video documentaries for 2010.
The stated goal of State of the Re:Union is to explore how a partic-
ular American city or town creates community, the ways people tran-
scend challenging circumstances and the vital cultural narratives that
give an area its uniqueness. His show has featured Will Allen of
Growing Power in Milwaukee, Kevin Gaye and Operation New Hope
here in Jacksonville and countless other notables and important issues
from across our nation. The hour-long radio show is available to PRX
and NPR member stations and airs in more than 180 markets.
In spring 2011, Al's play, Summer at the Sanctuary, will have its Off
Broadway debut at the Abingdon Theatre in New York.
At this time, I'm pleased to introduce a man who cares deeply about
community and bringing people together. Please help me welcome
Jacksonville's own Al Letson.

I Present to You:

Mr & Mrs.

Clint & Kendra


Kendra D. Fields daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Clarence Fields, well
known educators in Duval county
was joined in wedded bliss with
Clint A. Walker on October 10, 2010.
The beautiful wedding took place at
the Hillcrest. Golf and Country Club
in Hollywood, Fl.
Kendra and Clint were honored
with a reception in Jacksonville on
Saturday, November 28, 2010 at the
Fellowship Hall at Ebenezer United
Methodist Church, Rev. Newton
Williams, Pastor.
Kendra is the granddaughter of
Mrs. Olethia Fields. The bride's
brother Staff Sargent C. Sean Fields,
USMC, was the presider for the
evening. Prayer was given by Rev.
Stafford Robinson, Minister
Emeritus at United Methodist
in Rev.Williams absence. A
beautiful solo was rendered by
Henry and Shaunda Mack,
father & daughter duo. The
reception was well attended
and Kendra was serenaded by
The Deltas Sorority.
Kendra is a graduate of the.
Ribault class of 1998 and
Florida A&M University class
of 2003. The groom is a gradu-
ate of American High School,
Miami Lakes, FL.
The couple will reside in
Hollywood, FL. Yror

ClintA. Williams The Groom andKendra D. Fields The Bride







By: Lucius Gantt

President Barack Obama and the U.S. govern-
ment are scrambling this week to defuse some explo- /l
sive intelligence leaks posted on the website
The release of more than 250,000 classified State
Department documents forced the Obama administra-
tion into damage control, trying to contain fallout from
unflattering assessments of world leaders and revela-
tions about backstage U.S. diplomacy.
The leaks mentioned leaders of Iran, Saudi Arabia, Libya and other coun-
My question today is how much of what was leaked is true?
You see, the truth hurts and at the time of this writing no one in govern-
ment has stepped up to say that the leaked information was false.
The gospel of Matthew, Chapter 24 warned us long ago that we would
hear of wars and rumors of wars and nations would rise against nations.
The Bible also said that offended nations shall betray one another and
shall hate one another and many false prophets shall rise and shall deceive
If the leaked government information was true, the government can just
admit the collection and distribution of such information and move on.
But if the information was a pack of lies, intergovernmental relations may
be severely damaged. No one will believe every piece of intelligence infor-
mation that is presented to them regardless of where the intelligence origi-
I wonder if the person or persons that leaked the information is a snitch,
sort of a coconspirator that sought to expose fellow criminals. Or, was the
tattletale a person that believed the truth would set America and the world
I don't know but it appears as though there are more United States leaks
than there are leaks from other government intelligence sources.
One thing for sure is that governments, especially the U.S. government
cannot go on conducting business as usual.
Governments can no'longer do what they want to or say what they want
to without scrutiny and oversight.
If you don't want international leaders to know the bad things Americans
have said about them, Americans should stop saying bad things.
American citizens should realize that the intelligence sought and collect-
ed by the U.S. government was authorized by the politicians that America
When you elect people that don't care about the truth, don't care about
protocol and don't care about the consequences of reckless intelligence
gathering and intelligence sharing, you ultimately get what you voted for.
Time will tell the long term effects of intelligence leaks but one immedi-
ate impact is that world diplomacy has taken a hit. World relations may not
be knocked, out but trust between countries of the world has certainly been
knocked back.

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By: Andi K.


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! I
would love to share'your journey.

This week, I want to share my thoughts with you about Opening Up or
Openness. Last week, while on vacation, I sat beside the ocean and marvelled at
how expansive, and amazing it was (albeit oily). Being there in nature tends to
enhance my intuition, and ability to reflect, so I began to think about what the
ocean represents on a metaphoric level, and how it relates to life. I realized that
the oceans power lies in its ability to bring forth life (as all water does), and to
violently take it away. When you look out onto the ocean, all you see is expan-
siveness and well, ocean. Its openness knows no limits, and has immeasurable

You dear friend, must learn to open up and receive an acknowledge YOUR
OWN power. Own your power to be independent from negative person, places,
things and ideas. Acknowledge your power to be great and successful. Walk in
your power to live your purpose. Because when we close ourselves off, we
remain fragmented, and removed and limited from all of the blessings that have
been put in our lives. This journey to openness is yours to begin ANYTIME you
decide, when will you begin?

As your life coach, I am here to encourage, uplift, and support you in this jour-
ney. I am waiting to hear from you!

Practical Rituals:

* Download/Listen to the song: Open Your Eyes, You Can Fly by Lizz Wright

* Read the poem: To Come Home To Yourself (see attached document)

* Say the following Affirmation: "Being open about my kinks and quirks makes
me more open to experience life"

* Drink LOTS of water, connect with the natural source of life within you by.
maintaining your health



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high as 1.5 milligrams and in another brand as low as 0.4 milligrams, Tar content may
be as high as 30 milligrams or as low as 11 milligrams. Inhalation forces nicotine and
tar into the trachea and lungs. Rapid smoking places more smoke into the mouth than
slow, intermittent smoking. The person who smokes the cigarette down to the last half-
inch and lights one cigarette from the fading bun of the last one absorbs the maximum
amount of nicotine and tar. Obviously a person '\ ho smokes several packs of cigarettes
a day absorbs more nicotine and tar than the person who quits after four cigarettes. The
reason that heavy smokers usually do not die from nicotine poisontnm is that about 25
percent of the nicotine is destroyed at the lighted end. 30 percent sticks to the tobacco
in the butt, 30 percent escapes into the air and 15 percent goes into the smokers mouth.

Lung Cancer
Heart Disease
Cancer of the Lip
Cancer of the Larynx
Chronic Bronchitis
Cough and Excess Sputum Production
Shortness of Breath
Peptic Ulcers
Chest Colds
Buerger's Disease
Time Lost from Work
Loss of Appetite
Loss of Weight

Announcements, meetings, happenings, and community events
scheduled in Jacksonville and the surrounding area.

If there is a crisis with seniors 60 years old and above in Duval, Clay,
Baker, St. Johns, Nassau counties please have them call 904.391.6699 ONLY
- the Elder HelpLine for assistance Monday through Friday 7:30 .am. -
6:15 p.m.
hosts a parade on Saturday, December 4, 2010, 11:00 AM. Line-up at 9:30 AM -
Division & New Kings Rd. The parade will proceed.down New Kings Rd. pass
Edward Waters College, to Myrtle'(left onto Myrtle); to 13th St. (right onto 13th
St.); into the Stanton College Preparatory High School Stadium.
Roy's Keiki Gingerbread Event Dec 4, 2010 ,Roy's JACKSONVILLE
BEACH (904) 241-7697, 2400-101 So. 3rd St., Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250
Annual Holiday Bazaar Saturday, December 4, 8:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m.
Dozens of vendors with arts and crafts, collectibles and yard sale items, gifts,
food products, etc.For the kids: a visit from Santa at Noon. Mary Ross
Waterfront Park Bay Street, Downtown Brunswick, GA G1AHA: 912-262-
6934, goldenislesarts.org
The Polar Express This timeless tale of a boy who still believes makes every
child always hope to hear the ringing of Santa's bells. December 5 3
p.m.Times Union Center for the Performing Art
Joes v. Pros Celebrity Challenge Join Haven Hospice and the Jacksonville
Suns at this inaugural challenge featuring baseball training stations, live music,
and a silent auction. December 5, 12 p.m. Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville
On Wednesday, December 8, 2010, Captain Kevin McCarthy (owner), will
personally host and narrate a unique tour to Jekyll Island with two, all-
inclusive packages available to passengers upon arrival to Jekyll Island. Please
direct all general inquiries to Dcna Doehler at denameliayahoo.com or 904-
Auditions for Florida State College at Jacksonville Dance Company, dance.
Dec. 8, 2010 at 6 p.m.Florida State College at Jacksonville, South Campus
11901 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville, Dance Studio, Bldg. R, Room 206
Free Cholesterol and Diabetes Screenings offered from 12:00 pm 5:00 pm
December 10 at Winn-Dixie Pharmacy, 11101 Old St. Augustine Rd,
Jacksonville, FL., For more information call Cholestcheck: 800-713-3301 (No-
Starting Saturday, January 8th, FRAM will be open from 10-2 at our same
Artist Square location under the bridge. Wonderful fruits, vegetables, plants, and
specialty foods will be available through February 26, 2011-The Riverside Arts
Market, 2623 Herschel Street, Jacksonville, FL 32204

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The Sensational Tones 43rd
Anniversary which was held at Selder
Park on November .28, 2010. The
show started at 6 p.m. with the
groups such as The West Singers,
Horace Jones & The Mighty Jubilars,
Sister Ethel Stanley & The Gospel
Superiors, The Sensational Travelers
from Savannah, Georgia, and The
Montgomery Singers from Albany,
Georgia plus more.

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Sister Ethel Stanley & The Gospel Superiors

Clarissa Davis, photographer

Lois Wilson

Lois Wilson has been performing with the
West Singers for 41 years. She is in need
of a kidney transplant and was really
shocked when those performing as well as
those in attendance decided to raise
money to help her get the transplant done.
Over $2,000 was raised and she is now
short only $1,400 but'is still scheduled to
have the procedure done after she com-
pletes her chemotherapy treatment.

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Giants use big final quarter to bust up Jaguars plans

Sports Fditor

Temperature at kickoff at the Meadowlands was 43 degrees
with a wind chill of 39 degrees. The Jaguars dropped to 6-5 with
the 24-20 loss to the New York Giants.
The Jaguars marched 75 yards on nine plays on their open-
ing possession and concluded it with a five-yard touchdown run
by Rashad Jennings. The Jaguars averaged 10.7 yards per rush
on the drive and had three runs of 12-plus yards.
The Jaguars 'have scored on their opening possession in four
straight games and five times overall.
Jones-Drew registered his career-best fourth straight 100-
yard rushing game as he finished with 113 yards on 21 carries
with a long of 23 yards. The four straight 100-yard games is the
third-longest streak in team history.
Garrard did not throw a touchdown pass for only the third
time in 10 games played and snapped a streak of three consecu-
tive games played with multiple touchdown passes. He gave the
Jaguars a 17-6 halftime lead with five-yard touchdown run late
in the first half. It was Garrard's 15th career rushing touchdown,
the most in franchise history by a quarterback. He has three
rushing scores in 2010, tied for the most of his career (2005,
Left: She's still cheering the
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PALM BAY, Fla. Thanks to the
efforts of hundreds of volunteers, chil-
dren at Diamond Community School
have a great place to play.
Representatives from Harris
Corporation, the Orlando Magic,
Diamond Community School and resi-
dents of the Palm Bay community will
join children in celebrating the opening
of the first KaBOOM! playground in
Brevard County on Monday, Nov. 29'at
5 p.m.
Orlando Magic players, the
Orlando Magic Dancers and Magic
mascot STUFF joined children from
the area for a ribbon-cutting ceremony
to officially open the playground.
Through the National Basketball
Association's NBA Cares program, the
league, players and teams have donated
more than $145 million to charity, pro-
vided more than 1.4 million hours of
hands-on service to communities
around the world, and created more
than 525 places where kids and families
can live, learn, or play. The NBA is
broadcast in 215 countries and territo-
ries in 41 languages.

The ribbon cutting.

the Playground and the dedication.


Defensive Tackle Rashaad Duncan Added to 2011 Roster

The Jacksonville Sharks announce the addition of defensive tackle
Rashaad Duncan to the 2011 roster on Monday, November 29, 2011.
Duncan (6'2, 315, Pittsburgh) joins the Sharks after spending time
on the practice squad with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Carolina
Panthers in 2009 and the Buffalo Bills practice squad and roster in
2009 and 2010. Duncan will be entering his rookie season in the L
Arena Football League.
As a Pittsburgh Panther, Duncan played in all 48 consecutive
games in his four active years. Named the Defensive Line MVP in ;,
2008 by the Pitt coaching staff, Duncan recorded 55 tackles with --
1.5 sacks in his 13 starts. In 2007, he started 11 of the 12 games, all at
nose tackle, recording 40 tackles and two sacks. Duncan finished his
career with 145 total tackles and 5.5 quarterback sacks over his 35 Kenny Britt #18 of the Tennessee Titans is tack-
starts. Duncan majored in Administration of Justice. led by Rashaad Duncan #72 of the Tampa Bay

Sailey, Farr, Smith, and Jones Earn SIAC Basketball
Claflin guard Eric Salley has been named SIAC Men's Basketball Player Week after her 26-po
of the Week after an impressive three-game performance while Lane Benedict's Ashlee Jc
forward Natasha Farr was named SIAC Women's Basketball Player of the
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point performance. Kentucky State's Kevin Smith and
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The Florida State University Seminoles celebrated
their first win over the rival University of Florida
Gators since 2003 in a convincing win, 31-7, in
Tallahassee, FL on Saturday, November 27, 2010.

The Seminoles notched the first points of the game on
a 38-yard field goal by Dustin Hopkins early in the
1st quarter. The Gators responded two minutes later
with a 20-yard John Brantley touchdown pass to
Robert Clark for a 1st quarter score of Gators 7,
Seminoles 3.

The Seminoles exploded in the 2nd quarter with con-
secutive touchdowns courtesy of a 9-yard run by
Lonnie Pryor, a 39-yard bomb from quarterback
Christian Ponder to Rodney Smith and finally, a 15-
yard pass from Ponder to Taiwan Easterling with 2:47
left in the quarter. At the half, the Seminoles led 24
to 7.

For good measure, in the 3rd quarter, Ponder sealed
the victory with a 29-yard strike to Willie Haulstead
for a touchdown with 9:19 showing on the game
clock. Neither club scored in the 4th quarter so the
game final was Seminoles 31, Gators 7.

In this first win over the Gators since 2003, the
Seminoles celebrated their victory with lifting a taxi-
dermied alligator head around the stadium. The vic-
tory was the first time Gator coach Urban Meyer had
ever lost to the Seminoles and Seminole coach Jimbo
Fisher clinched the most wins ever by a first year
Florida coach in the last 50 years. Fisher also did
something that hallowed ex-Seminole coach Bobby
Bowden had never done, that is, beat the Gators.

Saturday's loss by the Gators (7-5, 4-4 SEC) to the
Seminoles (9-3, 6-2 ACC) was the third worst defeat
in the interstate rivalry and the 31 points scored by
the Seminoles was the most scored since 2003, coin-
cidentally when the Seminoles last beat the Gators.

The Gators turned the ball over 4 times during the
contest 'and again, the understatement of the day was
by Urban Meyers, "We didn't coach smart."

The post game news for the Seminoles only got
sweeter when the Maryland Terrapins beat the North
Carolina Wolfpack which automatically put the
Seminoles into the ACC championship game where
the winner gets an automatic bowl invitation. The
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Long before Colin Powell became the first African-American four-star
general in the U.S. Army, before President Truman wiped out official racial seg-
regation in the armed forces with Executive Order 9981, before the Tuskegee
Airmen earned their fame during World War II, and even before the courageous
54th Massachusetts Infantry fought valiantly in the Civil War, there were black
men and women who served the United States in times of war.
From serving in largely non-combat roles in early conflicts to fighting
heroically on the front lines to rising to the highest levels of the military hierar-
chy, black soldiers, marines, sailors, and airmen have served with through the
centuries with distinction, often paying the ultimate sacrifice in the defense of
their nation. But while the contributions of black veterans throughout U.S. histo-
ry are indisputable, the coverage of their service has rarely matched the magni-
tude of those contributions. Until now.
The first comprehensive illustrated history on the subject, Black Faces of
War: A Legacy of Honor from the American Revolution to Today (Zenith Press,
Jan. 2011) uses more than 250 revealing archival images to help tell the story
of the black serviceman and woman throughout American history. Along with
extensive research on conflicts from the American Revolution through Iraq and
Afghanistan, author Robert V. Morris brings his own unique viewpoint to the sub-
ject, coming from a family steeped in military tradition. He includes his own,
proud lineage as part of the African-American experience of war, offering a fresh
perspective on the men and women who served their country with pride during
both times of bondage and times of freedom.
"Growing up around a number of black combat veterans and officers of
various military conflicts exposed me to many stories that had never seen print
before," said Morris. "The discrimination against and humiliation of black ser-
vicemen and women has been reported, but rarely the specifics. What hap-
pened when a WWI black officer encountered a white enlisted man from the
south? What happened when a WWII black female WAC encountered a white
male officer or enlisted man? What were troop race relations in Korea or
Vietnam? This is the type of knowledge I wanted to offer in my book."
To receive a review copy of Black Faces of War, arrange an interview
with author Robert V. Morris, or request text and photos for excerpt use, please
contact John Wurm, Marketing Manager, at 612-344-8157 or

Basketball's most prolific innovators push sport forward once again;
Game-changing 4-pointer to make its mark at
Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville on March 11

PHOENIX (December 2, 2010)- The Harlem Globetrotters, who have
contributed more innovations to the game of basketball than any other team
in history, have implemented the first-ever 4-point shot as part of all of its
games on the team's 2011 "4 Times the Fun" North American tour, the team's
record 85th season of touring.
The Globetrotters will debut the 4-pointer to a national audience on
Sunday, December 5, at 7:30 p.m. EST, when ESPN2 telecasts the
Globetrotters' game against the Washington Generals from the ESPN.Wide
World of Sports Complex at Disney World in Orlando, Fla.
This game-changing innovation will be on display when the
Globetrotters take on the Washington Generals at Veterans Memorial Arena
on Friday, March 11, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. Tickets, starting at $15.00, are on sale
at www.ticketmaster.com, the Veterans Memorial Arena box office, or by
phone at 800-745-3000. Information on group and scout tickets can also be
found at www.harlemglobetrotters.com.
"The Globetrotters have been at the forefront of basketball's evolution
throughout the sport's history," said Globetrotters CEO Kurt Schneider. "From
the alley-oop to the slam dunk to the behind-the-back pass, the Globetrotters
have long brought innovations to basketball that are now staples of the game,
and we're confident the 4-point shot will change the game of basketball going
Throughout the 2011 North American tour, which will travel to 220 cities
in 46 U.S. States and six Canadian provinces between December 26 and
April 17, every Globetrotters game will now feature two designated 4-point
shooting spots on each side of midcourt, each located 35 feet from the basket
(the spots are 12 feet beyond the NBA's official 3-point line). The 4-point
option is expected to further open up the playing floor for the Globetrotters as
well as their opponents, the Generals, and is expected to generate even more
high-scoring action and competitive play.
"Bring it," said Washington Generals President Red Klotz, whose team
has not beaten the Globetrotters since January 1971, when Klotz himself
sank a game-winning shot in Martin, TN. "Long-range marksmanship is a
Generals trademark, and we've already installed several new plays to take
advantage of the 4-pointer. If anything, this only makes us stronger."
"I only wish they had this shot when I was playing," said Globetrotter
Legend Curly Neal, one of only five Globetrotters in history to have his jersey
number retired. "I could have lit up that scoreboard all night long."
Sponsored by Campbell Soup Company, Howard Johnson Hotels,
America's Best Contacts and Eyeglasses, Greyhound Lines and Spalding, the
Original Harlem Globetrotters continue a world famous tradition of ball han-
dling wizardry, basketball artistry and one-of-a-kind family entertainment that
continues to thrill fans of all ages.
Throughout their history, the Globetrotters have showcased their iconic
talents in 120 countries and territories on six continents, often breaking down
cultural and societal barriers while providing fans with their first-ever basket-
ball experience. Proud inductees of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of
Fame, the Globetrotters have entertained hundreds of millions of fans--
among them popes, kings, queens, and presidents-over more than eight
thrilling decades.

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Serve It Forward
Scholarship Recipient Felicia Wright of Jacksonville, Florida

Felicia Wright of North
Jacksonville (ZIP 32218) has been
named a 2010 recipient of a full-tuition
college scholarship and is pursuing an
MBA with a specialization in market-
ing at the University of Phoenix North
Florida Campus.
University of Phoenix and its
national partner the HandsOn
Network established the "Serve It
Forward" scholarship program to rec-
ognize individuals who aspire to fur- a i a.
their their career through education and s bom r
service to improve the world around f ,or "
them. -
Wright, 36, has committed a
lifetime of service to her community in a
variety of ways, including Big Brothers Big Sisters, Empowerment Resources,
Inc., and ongoing senior citizen outreach, particularly for the National
Foundation for Alzheimer's. Felicia Wright
After obtaining nearly a decade
of professional experience by working for Corporate America, she established
her own company in 2004 called Mygani Design Studio, a brand consulting
firm that specializes in creative marketing services.
Wright currently serves as the company's president and chief branding
officer. In her spare time, she enjoys mentoring and teaching design students.
She also volunteers at least 50 hours per year to assist nonprofits through Board
leadership as well as by donating branding and marketing services.
Wright credits her mom with sharing what has become her fundamen-
tal purpose in life: Don't be consumed by what others are.doing wrong just
make sure what you're doing is right.
So what's consuming her attention now? She is selling purple leather
bracelets in her grandmother's honor for the National Foundation for

Former FAMU Faculty Publishes Book on
Black Hospitals in the 20th Century

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. Nathaniel
C Wesley, Jr., a former Florida A&M
University (FAMU) employee for more than
10 years, has published the book, "Black
Hospitals in America: History,
Contributions and Demise."
The book is a comprehensive review of
the more than 500 black hospitals of the
20th century.
"After many years of study and research
on this subject, I decided that I should put it
all together and tell the story of the contribu-
tions and achievements of black hospitals in
S America," said Wesley.
The chapters of the book are divided in a
manner that makes for easy reading, according to Wesley. The first chapter
attempts to respond to some of the academic questions and professional issues
that surrounded the black hospital community over the years. Chapter two is
the presentation of the black hospitals listing of more than 500 hospital facili-
ties that have existed during the 20th century. Chapter three is the presentation
of 50 articles and editorials from newspapers, magazines and journals address-
ing the challenges of black community hospitals. Chapter five is an accumula-
tion of historic highlights and recognition of individuals and events that con-
tributed to the achievements of black hospitals.
Wesley worked at FAMU fi'om 1994 to 2006 as a faculty member in the
School of Allied Health Science, as the associate director of the Institute of
Public Health and the director of the Division of Health Care Management. He
has been involved in the study and research of black hospitals in America since
1977, and has been a hospital administrator, health management consultant and
advisor and counsel for professional development in the health profession.
Wesley is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives
and a life member of the National Association of Health Services Executives.
He received his bachelor's degree from FAMU and a master of hospital admin-
istration degree from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich.

Dr. Richard S. Baker Appointed Provost of Charles Drew University
Newly Created Position Increases Academic Excellence for University

LOS ANGELES In keeping with its goal to be the premier mission
based University in the country, Charles Drew University of Medicine and
Science (CDU) recently appointed Richard S. Baker, M.D. Provost and Chief
Academic Officer. In this capacity, Baker will develop and implement the
University's academic plan, advance the academic mission of the University,
and create improvements of the quality of the academic experience at the
University. Baker will hold a dual role as Provost and Dean of the College of
Medicine. He will report directly to the president of the University and will
oversee the College of Medicine, College of Science and Health and the newly
established School of Nursing. Among Baker's responsibilities are to ensure
that the University's academic profile, educational outcomes, scholarship,
research, student experience, diversity and financial viability are championed
at all times.
A native of Harlem New York, Dr. Baker received his undergraduate
degree in Physics from Stanford University in 1977, He was awarded his M.D.
degree from H-larvard Medical School with concurrent doctoral training in
Health Sciences Technology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in








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special days of December. When you fill in this puzzle, the last day of December will appear!

1. St. Day celebration of Bishop Myra of the 4th century, known for his charity, gift-giving
2. First __ Transplant in 1967, Dr. Barnard performed the first successful transplantation
at Cape Town, South Africa
3._ a celebration of family and community, heritage and roots in Africa
4. Boston Tea people angry about taxes boarded a British ship in Boston Harbor to
dump tea chests overboard
5. Harbor Day in 1941 the Japanese attacked U.S. naval forces, drawing the U.S. into WWII
6. Jewish Festival of Lights eight-day celebration of the ancient Jews' victory over the
Syrians and the return of their Holy Temple ,r,
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8. a nine-day celebration in Mexico; processions knock on doors, asking
for shelter the way Mary and Joseph did in Bethlehem Yes, Im still showing up wih free
9. Wright Day in honor of Orville and Wilbur,
puzzles to celebrate our 5th anniversary.
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11. __ Amendment was added to the U.S. Constitution, et these
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famous people born in December to their descriptions?

1. Thomas Gallaudet
2. Steven Spielberg
3. Clara Barton
4. "Ty" Cobb
5. Sir Isaac Newton
6. Akihito

7. Margaret Mead
8. Ludwig van Beethoven
9. Larry Bird
10. Tyra Banks
11. Clarence Birdseye
12. Bingo

SA. nurse, founder of American Red Cross
B. famous film director
C. emperor of Japan
D. famous English mathematician, scientist
SE. began first school for the deaf in the U.S.
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G. famous basketball player
H. greatest composer of all time
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popular game begun in 1929
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K. model, actress, businesswoman
L. studied native cultures


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December 4, 2010

33-year-old Janet Mincey and 20-
year-old Tashanda Jones were cousins
from Lake City who had journeyed to
Jacksonville to meet with their friend,
Terrell Stewart.
Little did they know that their
trusted friend would murder them in
cold blood.
According to local authorities, the two young women met with Stewart on West
30th Street, where he shot and killed them before taking off in their van. The cousins'
bodies were discovered later in the street.
A witness eventually came forward, telling police that Stewart freely admitted to
committing the horrible crimes.
Police said that after Stewart stole i
the cousins' van, he drove to a family
member's home in Savannah, Ga. The
van was spotted in the parking lot of p
an apartment complex in the area, 6
leading police to apprehend Stewart
two days after the slaying.
Stewart is currently being held in O
the Chatham County Jail.
He is expected to be brought back
to Jacksonville soon, where he will be 57
charged with two counts of felony

Man Found Guilty of Killing

Baby Stepdaughter
A Jacksonville man was recently sentenced to 25
years in prison for the death of his 15-month-old step-
Chaddrick Banks pleaded guilty to second-degree
murder in the death of Ma'kiya Upshaw. Banks had been
initially charged with aggravated child abuse when the
child was rushed to the hospital with a fractured skull.
She was with Banks when she later stopped breath-
ing and Banks called 911. Doctors said the skull fracture
was the cause of her death.

Authorities in-
formed the media that 36-
year-old Preston Jones
hurled 73-year-old Arthur
Jenkins off a 12-foot bal-
cony. Immediately after,
She ran down the stairs and
began punching and kick-
ing the prone elderly man.
Jenkins later died at Shands Jacksonville Medical Center.
Several witnesses claimed to have seen Jones com-
mit the murder but have no idea what instigated the act.
Jones himself admitted to police that he killed Jenkins, but
he did not give a reason.
Police said Jenkins had gone to the complex to do
some work on the car that belongs to Jones' roommate that
night. Jenkins is survived by a daughter, Iris, who is devas-
tated by the loss. She told police that the holidays were her
father's favorite time of year.


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Your car is replaceable.

You 're not.

Carjacking is a crime of \ lolence that cn
be particularly scIN Knowm ing ho.\ to l respond
in a situation mn.i mean the difltelunce hcl\i crn
serious-injuri 01or death .and i alklkirii,_ .i\\ i un-
The crime of"caIjlckinr" --- \\ Inch i, itea.l-
ing a car by force captures headlines across
the country. Statistically speaking, however,
your chances of being a victim of carjacking are
very slim, and taking preventive measures can
reduce that risk even more.

Who Does It Happen To?

Carjacking is a crime of opportunity a crim-
inal searching for the most vulnerable potential
victim. Sometimes it is the first step in another
crime. It is critical that victims report these
crimes to the police.

* Carjacking is not just a problem for large cities
- it happens in suburbs, rural areas, and small
towns. Even though carjacking can take place
at any time, a large share of those cases appears
to occur during the late night hours. Carjackers
are looking for an opportunity. They don't dis-
criminate, so the victim's sex, race, or age is
usually not a factor.

Where Do Carjackers Find
Their Victims?

Carjacking can take place anywhere, al-
though some locations are more common:

* ATMs (automated teller machines)
* Self-serve gas stations and car washes
* Garages and parking lots of shopping
malls, grocery stores and mass transit.

* IIiClitci oIlls ithd JluI conIiLI'lled h\

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do 1 l 01 stop.
* Re'sIlential dllii \\al\- and stn[I t, J'
people g'e into .and outl of \ vehicles.

IfI it hIppciis to iou...

* Ift lhc ,III.iack i ihli.itens \ou \\ ith
,a un or other e.iapon. I \E UliP YOL-iR
CAR! Don't argue. Your life is definitely
worth more than a car!

* Get away from the area as quickly as

* Try to remember what the carjacker looked
like sex, race, age, hair and eye color,
special features, clothes.


Reducing Your Risk of Becoming a

There are no guarantees that you or some-
one close to you will not become the victim of
a carjacker; however, there are a number of
things that you cando to reduce the risk of be-
coming a victim.

* Walk with purpose and STAY ALERT!
Be wary of people asking for directions or
handing out fliers. TRUST YOUR IN-
STINCTS! If something makes you feel un-
comfortable or uneasy, get into your car
quickly, lock the doors and drive away.

* ALWAYS approach your car with the key in
your hand. Look around, under and inside the
car before you get in.

When you are on the road

* ALWAYS keep your doors locked and win-
dows rolled up (if it's hot and you don't have
air conditioning, roll them up at least part-way)
no matter how short the distance you're travel-
ing or how safe the neighborhood.

* Drive in the center lane to make it harder for
potential carjackers to approach the car.

* AVOID driving alone. Travel with someone
whenever possible, especially at night.

* When you are coming to a stop, leave enough
room to maneuver around other cars, especially
if you sense trouble and need to get away.

* Always drive with the doors locked. If a thief
can't get in your vehicle, you stand a better
chance of leaving with it.

* DON'T stop to assist a stranger whose car has
broken down. You can help instead by driving
to the nearest phone (or using your cell phone)
to call police for help. Unless the situation in-
volves a police or medical emergency, dial 3-1-
1 or the police non-emergency number for your


December 4, 2010


ssSHH! From Actual Police Reports

Did You Hear About?...

A k/ I I I Q i 's Offic reI tSI'I I I

day, November 29, the Crime Free
Multi-Housing unit was patrolling
the Collins Place Apartments at 5170
Collins Road.

Officers spotted several per-
sons huddled around a vehicle parked
in the parking lot. Suspicious, offi-
cers approached the group to deter-
mine if the individuals lived in the
apartment complex.

One of the witnesses told the officers that she was a resident of
the complex and the suspect and other witness were her guests. The sus-
pect gave the officers verbal consent for a vehicular search.

Officers found that the car belonged to the first witness, although
it was registered to his mother. Trouble began when a scale, marijuana
pipe and two white pills were found in the vehicle. The pills were de-
termined to be a schedule 2 narcotic.

The suspect quickly confessed that the illegal drugs belonged to
him, even signing a statement to confirm that fact. He told police that
he had purchased the pills for his mother.

The suspect was arrested and transported to jail.

BATTERY On November 29.

the Assistant State Attorney Erin J.
Wolfson reviewed evidence in a bat-
tery case that occurred in early Octo-
ber, when off-duty Jacksonville
police officers met with the victim of
an attack at the Jacksonville Fair.

The victim told police that she
had been jumped on by several black
females while waiting in line for a
ride. She was hit again and again
even after she fell to the ground. A
witness eventually rescued the victim
and called police. In early November,

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eld On Monday te lla, an arrest warrant was issued for this suspect. They
were later arrested and transported to county jail.
DRUNKEN AT -i p lice were distced o ho-nday to a h e
II Up a ival, atoritie et wit te victi ofe the iI-
hont. The crying thwoman stated that she and her husband (the suspesptets
d been stole ihr pul n e argu nt. Te s cthe coursehad apparent
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On Monday, an arrest warrant was issued for this suspect. They
were later arrested and transported to county jail.

DRUNKEN ASSAULT Police were dispatched on Monday to a home
at 6302 Endelstow Ln. with reports ofa battery.

Upon arrival, authorities met with the victim outside of the
home. The crying woman stated that she and her husband (the suspect)
had been embroiled in an argument. The suspect had apparently been
During the course of the argument, the suspect became ex-
tremely upset and attempted to grab the victim by the hair. The victim
was able to lunge out of the way and escape. She then fled the home
and immediately called the police.

There were small cuts on the woman's hands. Upon viewing the
inside of the home, police observed
that items were broken and strewn
I about the floor, as if a struggle had
indeed ensued there.

The suspect was read his Miranda
+ -" rights and soon after denied touching
S f' the victim at all. Police found that he
reeked of alcohol and could barely

I keep himself upright.
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Name: Willie Morrison
Age: 39
Offense: 2nd Degree Murder

Name: Belinda Brown
Age: 38
Offense: Petit Theft

Name: D'Anthony Blount Name: Cheryl Davis
Age: 18 Age: 44
Offense: Sale Controlled Sub. Offense: Shoplifting

Name: Ronnie Daniels
Age: 41
Offense: Theft by Deception

Name: Marlin Bryant Name: Gerald McCloud Name: Whitney I
Age: 21 Age: 49 Age: 23
Offense: Sale of Cocaine Offense: Trespassing Offense: Battery

Name: Robert Berrian
Age: 71
Offense: Sexual Assault

Age: 20
Offense: Armed Robbery

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Name: Gary Thornton
Age: 33
Offense: Contempt of Court

Name: Lucius Davis
Age: 52
Offense: Criminal Trespass

Name: Glenn Blair Name: James Coffee Name: Edward Hard),.Ir. Name: \\illit Glaps) Name: Daemond Rogan
Age: 50 Age: 51 Age: 44 Age: 50 Age: 41
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Jail Break-In

A Georgia inmate at the Camden County jail didn't need a spoon to dig his way to freedom all he needed was the
wire from a broom to pop his cell lock. He ran into trouble when he tried to break back into jail. Apparently, it was
this inmate's day to bring cigarettes to his cell block buddies, so he hopped a fence and pulled a smash-and-grab at
a nearby convenience store. He shattered a window, grabbed 14 packs and made his way back to his cozy, con-
crete cell. He was captured while sneaking back in. Needless to say, his broom privileges were also revoked.

Stuck on Stupid
A man became lodged inside the overhead vent of a Jacksonville sandwich shop. Witnesses found that he had
stripped and left his clothes on the floor. It's unclear if he did it to aid in his escape or if he really liked to burgle
in the buff. The vent was positioned directly above a fryer vat, and police said he died of asphyxiation.

Den of Thieves
A Jacksonville woman who claimed she was Jesus Christ's wife was charged with fraud when she tried to pur-
chase a car with a bad check. She settled on a vehicle that cost almost $70,000 from the a Pontiac dealership.
Problem was her check was signed "Mr. and Mrs. Jesus and Emma Christ." A background check identified the
woman, who had a history of shady financial deals. Her scam was exposed, but she stuck to her story.

Let's face it dumb or smart, there are criminals everywhere. The best defense is a good offense: a solid strategy and being smarter than the
bad guy (or dumb one).

* Invest in a home security system and keep it on and monitored 24/7/365.
* Make sure it has glass break sensors, monitors doors, windows and has motion sensors.
* Be sure to protect basement windows all the way up to the highest level windows and porch doors for maximum home safety.
* Install at least a 4-16 cameras surveillance system that can be accessed from the web and has full night vision.
* Remove or lock up exterior ladders preventing the bad guy from gaining access.
* Lock all doors and windows when you are home and away, especially at night and in the summer months, too.

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State of Florida Sued
The great state of Florida found itself the subject of
a class-action lawsuit Tuesday.
According to the lawsuit, Florida's Department of
Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles improperly sold about
30 million personal records between 2005 and 2009 to
Shadowsoft Inc., an Irving, Texas-based Internet marketer.
The marketing finn then sold information to other firms that
target consumers.
The lawsuit was set forth by a group of drivers who
did not appreciate being hassled by telemarketers soon after
updating their driver's licenses at their local DMV. An at-
torney representing the drivers said that the sales of their
personal information clearly violates a federal statute ban-
ning the disclosure of personal information from driver's li-
According to the attorney, birth dates and Social Se-
curity numbers were released along with the addresses of
the drivers.
The judge presiding over this case ruled that any
drivers affected by the sales would be allowed to become
members of the lawsuit. It is not yet known how much the
drivers stand to win financially in damages.

Meth Stash Worth $44.6M Found By Georgia

Police seized one of the biggest methamphetamine stashes in the country on
Tuesday, extracting hundreds of pounds with an estimated street value of $44.6 mil-
lion from a suburban home.
The raid was conducted at a house in a quiet neighborhood just north of At-
lanta, after local police received an anonymous tip that crystal meth may have been
produced there. Inside the home they discovered 150 pounds of crystal methamphet-
amine ready for sale and 200 gallons of liquid methamphetamine oil in a large drug
lab. No one was inside of the home at the time of the raid, according to police.
Authorities do not yet know what group was responsible for the well-orga-
nized drug manufacturing operation, but they do suspect a Mexican-based drug traf-
ficking organization. Police arrested 33-year-old Jose Galvez-Vela of Weslaco, Texas,
and charged him with trafficking in meth.
Investigators had to utilize hazmat suits and extreme caution when remov-
ing the extremely flammable and hazardous materials from the house. Cystal meth
labs are notorious for exploding at the slightest provocation. Explosions all over the
country have ended the lives of addicts, dealers and police alike over the years. The
raid clearly made the neighborhood a much safer place.
The shocking discovery emphasized a growing trend of Mexican drug traf-
ficking organizations smuggling methamphetamine in liquid form across the border
to be converted into crystal form for sale in the United States. According to police,
the liquid can be converted to crystal form within 48 hours.

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Florida Doctor Charged With

According to authorities, a Florida cardiologist has
been charged with falsifying heart exams for patients seek-
ing damages in diet-drug lawsuits.
After the dangerous weight-loss drug Fen-Phen was
pulled from the market in 1997, thousands of lawsuits with
various claims of legitimacy were filed. 77-year-old Dr.
Abdur Razzak Tai apparently falsely claimed that some of
the 1,100 patient charts he reviewed showed heart damage
when they did not. He also agreed to review the charts for
lawyers suing over damages linked to the diet drug.
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December 4. 2010


Decembe Y o, 2010 THE STRh C&AE -

Kangaroo Bandit At Large in

St. Johns County
Police believe that there may be a connection between recent robberies at two
separate Kangaroo stores situated along U.S. Highway 1.
The first reported robbery occurred at the store location at Wildwood Drive and
U.S. Highway 1. It was 6 a.m. on a Friday morning when a male suspect reportedly
burst in through the front doors, ran up to the check-out counter and demanded cash
from the clerk before fleeing the scene on foot. Thankfully, no one was injured. The
clerk did not report seeing a gun, although the suspect had a towel draped over his hand
to imply that he indeed had a weapon.
The second robbery occurred in broad daylight later that afternoon at Ocean
Boulevard and U.S. Highway 1. During this robbery, the suspect was seen holding a
towel over his hand, just as in the first incident. This time, however, the store clerk in-
formed police that the towel appeared to be stained by blood.
The surveillance cameras in both robberies show the suspect or suspects look-
ing similar, leading police to believe that they may be the same person.
Any persons with information are encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at 888-
277-TIPS (8477). You will remain anonymous and could receive a cash reward if your
information leads to an arrest.

Woman Dies In Shootout At Georgia Mall

A Georgia woman died Sunday in the aftermath of a shooting at a discount
mall in College Park.
Police said that 32-year-old Asa Stean Barrow
was shot when she was caught in the crossfire of
a shootout between 36-year-old James Jamell
Barrow, the woman's estranged husband, and a
mall security guard. The woman had been tar-
geted by her husband when the security guard in-
tervened. They exchanged gunfire, scattering
Terrified mall patrons and fatally wounding the
I. woman.
According to authorities, the woman later died
from those wounds after she was rushed to an
area hospital.
James Barrow was said to have fled the scene of the crime in a white
sedan. He was discovered and apprehended at a relative's home in the area later
that day. He is now being charged with felony murder, aggravated assault and ag-
gravated stalking.

Two Bodies Found in

Georgia Woods After

Thanksgiving Murder

The bodies of 19-year-old Angela Brooks and
17 or 18-year-old Nancy Cushman had already begun
to decompose when they were discovered by a passer-
by in the wee hours of the morning on Thursday. They
had been dumped in a wooded area, far away from their
South Carolina homes.
They were last seen alive with a man who was
identified as Travis Lorenzo Berrian, 26, around noon
that afternoon. Although he is not a suspect, police want
to question him about the deaths as a person of interest
in the case.
Family members of the victims have no idea
how this could have happened.
Cushman's grandmother told authorities that she
could not fathom how her granddaughter ended up in
Georgia, telling authorities that Cushman had always
stayed out of trouble. The teen is survived by a 1-year-
old daughter.
Cushman's 1999 Cadillac Escalade was found
about a mile and a half away from where the two were
believed to have been shot.

Travis Lorenzo Berrian

December 4, 2010



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City: Jacksonville, FL
Description: Black female, 14y/o, 5'6", 1551bs,
brown eyes.

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City: Augusta, GA
Description: Black male, 16y/o, 5'6", 1301bs, black/brown hair, brown
eyes. May be in Atlanta area. May go by nickname "Hakeem".

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City: Hampton, GA
Description: Black female, 13y/o 5'6", 1201bs, black/brown hair, green
eyes. May be still in local area.

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City: Tampa, FL
Description: Black male, 18y/o, 5'9", 1701bs, black/brown hair, brown
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