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Florida star
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Florida star (Jacksonville, Fla.)
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Vol. 12, no. 13 i.e. 39 (Jan. 6, 1962)-
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"Florida's statewide black weekly."
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Florida star
Uniform Title:
Florida star (Jacksonville, Fla.)
Alternate Title:
Florida star news
Physical Description:
v. : ill. ; 58 cm.
The Florida Star Pub. Co.
Place of Publication:
Jacksonville Fla
Publication Date:


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United States -- Florida -- Duval -- Jacksonville
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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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All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
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Poor Thinking Acts

You can read about the dumb criminals on Page C&J-
B 1 in The Florida and Georgia Star but what assistant
coach Sal Alosi of the New York Jets pulled Sunday on
Miami Dolphin's Nolan Carroll, should have been
placed on that page or should we do a section on poor
Coach Alosi knew that he had done several things that
were not in line with professional sports prior to stick-
ing out his foot to trip Carroll who is the son of the first
female and the first Black to be elected Lieutenant
Governor of Florida. Alosi apologized but after addi-
tional investigation, other things came up and now in
addition to the $25,000 fine and suspension through the
end of the season, he has been suspended indefinitely.

Nick Cannon and Mariah

Carey Twins are Coming
It was not long
ago that Nick
Cannon and
Mariah Carey
finally admitted
that they were
expecting their
first child.
This weekend,
when Mariah
performed her
Christmas show,
many wondered
why was she so
large. Well, they finally told President Obama that they
are expecting twins. Afterwards, Nick announced the
news on his radio show. He had said the night before
that he was thankful for the new addition to his family.

U. S. House passes 'Don't Ask, Don't
Tell' Repeal Measure
The "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" repeal legislation which
had passed repeal language back in May as part of the
defense spending bill, and was blocked in the Senate,
has now passed-a separate "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"
repeal measure which was introduced this week in the
House, and last week in the Senate.
According to the report and statements made by some
members of Congress, the lives and careers of qualified
and patriotic service members hang in the balance. The
organizations supporting this measure say that three-
quarters of Americans feel that this is an discriminato-
ry policy and is unnecessary, costly and unfair. What
bothers them most about the blocking, is that those who
block are not understanding that it is time to stop play-
ing politics with thousands of patriotic men and women
willing to risk their lives serving their country.

Two Wedding Anniversaries 66th and 20th

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Earle Richardson, Denitra and Anthony Jay, and Bertha
Richardson. Photo by Robert Billups

School Board Votes to Close
James Weldon Johnson
Erasing Jacksonville's Black History
by Marsha Dean Phelts
In a meeting of the
Duval County School
Board last week, the
Board voted to close the
James Weldon
Johnson Middle
School. The decision to
close this academic
magnet school purport-
edly is due to low stu-
dent enrollment.
According to the pro-
Dr. James Weldon Johnson posal those now attend-
ing James Weldon
Johnson will be assigned to Paxon Middle and Paxon's
students will be enrolled at Eugene Butler. This move
is scheduled to take place next school year beginning
August 2011.
There are numerous questions; foremost is what
school will continue the respected name of James
Weldon Johnson? There should never be a time in this
city that a Duval County public school does not bear
the name James Weldon Johnson. Another question is,
after closing the school what happens to the building
and the site? The school board could give this proper-
ty to Edward Waters College as these two properties are
In a D6ji-vu flashback, many instantly recall a simi-
lar strategy deployed over forty years ago when the
entire school system was ordered to desegregate. Back
in 1969, a major implementation of the integration plan
went into effect. As a result of this plan numerous
schools in black neighborhoods were shut down to pre-
vent white students from being bussed in certain Black
neighborhoods. Those geographically named schools
in Black communities like West Lewisville/Forrest
Park, Oakland and Jacksonville Beach Elementary
were discarded and reduced to rubbish. Public school
facilities bearing names of prominent role models such
as Isaiah Blocker and A. L. Lewis were closed and torn
down, assuring that those schools never open again. In
closing these schools the names of positive historical
figures were erased from positively imprinting the
futures of the youth that James Weldon Johnson so elo-
quently wrote of in his prose,
"You are young, gifted, and Black.
We must begin to tell our young,
There's a world waiting for you,
Yours is the quest that's just begun."
For over a century James Weldon Johnson has been
one of Jacksonville's great citizens. He was born in
LaVilla, spent his formative years in the city and was
School Continued on A-7

Denitra and Anthony Jay celebrated their 20th
wedding anniversary by renewing their vows
Saturday, December 4 at Abyssinia Baptist
Church. Rev. Dr. Eugene Diamond officiated.
The happy couple is flanked in the picture on the
left, by the groom's maternal grandparents, Earle
and Bertha Richardson, who less than one week
prior, celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary at
the Greater Mount Vernon Missionary Baptist
Church. A number of family and friends from five
states attended.
The Richardson's had nine children. Anthony
was their first grand child of 21. They have 42
great grands and 2 great-great grands. All attend-
ed both events. Mr. Richardson was 87 on
December 10 and his wife will be 82 on December
27, 2010.

Don King Stopped at Airport
Retired boxing pro-
Smoter, Don King, was
,n.a .. traveling when he was
Stopped by security at
the airport in Cleveland,
SOhio Mr. King had
bullets for a .38 caliber
and .357 firearm in his
The 80-year-old pro-
moter was in Cleveland to attend his wife's funeral.
Henrietta King, 87, who died Thursday in Florida from
stomach cancer.
The ammunition was taken from Don King and he
was allowed to continue his travel.
Bill for Unemployment Benefits
Extension and Tax Benefits Passed
House and Senate

Bipartisan legislation from Congress was sent to
President Obama Thursday after being passed by both
the House and the Senate to avoid a January 1 spike in
income taxes for millions and renew jobless benefits
for victims of the past recession.
The legislation passed the House 277-148 and the
Senate, 81-19.
Florida's Senator Bill Nelson said he voted for
H.R.4853, the Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance.
Reauthorization and Job Creation Act, a bipartisan
compromise that extends the current tax rates for two
years, as well as unemployment insurance assistance
through 2011. The bill also includes tax incentives to
encourage business investment, such as the research
and development tax credit, and provides a payroll tax
reduction for workers, letting Americans keep more of
their money. Once enacted, these provisions should
have an immediate effect in boosting local commerce.
According to Senator Nelson, the bill also includes
the State sales tax deduction, which is of special note to
Floridians since Florida is one of the few States that do
not have an income tax. As a result, Florida taxpayers
lose out on one of the most important tax breaks avail-
able in the tax code--the itemized deduction for state
and local income taxes. Taken as a whole, I believe this
package is in the best interest of Florida, said the
Most Americans that were against the bill feel strong-
ly that the legislation would not provide jobs for the
average citizen. They feel that way because those who
are reaping the hugh tax benefits will not create jobs
since they have not done so during the past ten years
that they have enjoyed such tax benefits without a stip-
ulation. They feel that the bill should have included
some type of check and balances that if jobs were not
created, the big tax benefits should be eliminated.

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Give the Gift of Reading to a Child in Your Life
By: Laysha Ward
With the holidays fast approaching, many Americans are in search of the latest and greatest children's gifts
to place under the tree. But amidst all the dolls, gadgets and superheroes, there's one gift that, more than any
other, can make a profound difference in the life of a child the gift of reading.
The holiday season is the perfect time to begin reading regularly with a child you care about. Those few min-
utes every day will help awaken a young mind -- and will make a real difference in that child's life, and the
future of our nation.
It's important to start early. Research shows that reading during the K-3 years is critical because it is the time
when most children make the transition from learning to read to reading to learn. In other words, this is when
children learn the most important skill that helps prepare them for success later in school and life. Children
who read at grade level when they enter fourth grade are more likely to graduate from high school than those
who fall behind.
Ralph Smith of the Annie E. Casey Foundation -- an organization serving America's most vulnerable fami-
lies and children -- puts it succinctly: "Poor reading-test scores are profoundly disappointing to all of us who
see school success and high-school graduation as beacons in the battle against intergenerational poverty."
In America today, the challenge is enormous. According to the latest U.S. Department of Education data, one
in four American children does not graduate from high school on time, if ever.
For minority students, the picture is especially grim. While the 81 percent of white children who graduate
high school is far from ideal, only 64 percent of American Indian students finish their studies. And almost 40
percent of Hispanic and African American students never receive a diploma. If that's not disturbing enough,
consider that these kids will be entering a workforce in which 75 percent of job openings will require some
post-secondary education.
Former Secretary of State Colin Powell, founding chairman of America's Promise Alliance, a group dedicat-
ed to educational excellence among U.S. youth, provides a strong case for action. "When more than a million
students a year fail to graduate with their class, it's more than a problem; it's a catastrophe," Powell said. "Our
economy and national security are at risk when we fail to educate the leaders and the workforce of the future."
Like Secretary Powell, we at Target Corporation believe that giving America's students a good education, and
especially a strong foundation of reading skills, is essential to our country's long-term success. We are com-
mitted to helping more U.S. children read proficiently by the end of third grade. In fact, since 1946 we have
given 5 percent of our income to support local communities. Today that giving places a special focus on edu-
cation and equals more than $3 million per week. We recently announced plans to donate more than $500 mil-
lion to education by the end of 2015, which will more than double our investment in education to date.
From donating books and sponsoring school field trips through the Target Field Trip Grants program, to Take
Charge of Education, a program in which Target donates money to schools chosen by our guests, to the Target
School Library Makeover program, through which Target volunteers transform school libraries across the
country, Target is committed to doing our part. But we know that solving the education crisis in America will
take all of us companies, nonprofit organizations, government and engaged citizens working together.
As a minority woman, and the first member of my family to graduate from college, I know first-hand the
importance of a good education. I am both humbled and inspired every time I sit down to read with a child or
participate in one of Target's education activities.

i So spread the joy. Be that parent, grandparent, aunt or uncle who reads with the
child in your life, or become the caring adult who volunteers to read regularly with a
child in your neighborhood Reading to children triggers a lifelong love of learning
and reading and it puts smiles on youngg faces Let's all do our part to put our kids
on the path to graduation, so the\ can lead oui country to a brighter future.

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Faith In Our Community
Schedule of Events and Services ,

ST. PAUL A.M.E. CHURCH presents Christmas
Pagaent...a spectacular and powerful pageant. "The
Perfect Gift," will be presented by the Christian
Education and Fine Arts Department of St. Paul A.M.E.
Church. This special production will take place on
Sunday, December 19, 2010 at 10:55 a.m. St. Paul is
located at 6910 New Kings Rd. The Rev. Dr. Marvin C.
Zanders, II is the pastor. Please contact the church at
764-2755 for additional information and transportation.
websit: www.stpaulamejax.com
Celebration, Saturday, December 18, 2010 at 5:00 p.m.
at the True Church of The Living God, 1405 W. State
St., Rev. Peterson, Pastor. Featuring: The Gospel
Cavaliers, Scott's Family, Men of Praise, and Elder
Alvin Smith. Doors open at 4:00 p.m. Holy Ghost
Praise Starts at 5:00 p.m. For more information, contact
Bro. John Golden at (904) 444-5698.
ST. PAUL A.M.E. CHURCH Christmas Eve Candle
Light Service -The Pastor, Rev. Dr. Marvin C. Zanders,
II and the members of St Paul A.M.E. Church extend a
warm welcome to friends, churches, communities and
the public to share in their Christmas Eve Candle Light
Service. The service promises to be one that will be
remembered for an extended period of time. The ser-
vide will be held on Friday, December 24, 2010 at 7:00
p.m. Located at 6910 New Kings Rd. Please contact the
church at 764-2755 for additional information.

CHURCH family. will observe the season of Advent
with a Candlelight Worship Service on Sunday
evening, December 19, 2010 at 6:00 p.m. The Advent
season celebrates the coming and birth of Jesus Christ.
The church is located at 5533 Gilchrist Rd. (Sibbald
Ave @ Gilchrist Rd.). Rev. F.D. Richardson, Jr. is the
pastor. Call (904) 764-5992 for more information.
Everyone is invited to attend.

GRANT -will be held on Saturday morning, December
25, 2010 beginning at 9:30 a.m. Everyone is invited to
join in the praise and celebration service honoring the
birth of Jesus Christ.

Vigil Masses will be celebrated at 4:00 pm and 7:00
p.m. A choir made up of children of the parish will be
singing at the 4:00 p.m. Mass. On Christmas Day,
Mass at Dawn, traditionally known as "The Shepherds
Mass," will be held at 8:00 a.m. in St. Benedict the
Moor Catholic Church (86 Martin Luther King Ave.).
Also on Christmas Day in the Cathedral Basilica,
Masses will be at 9:00 and 11:00 a.m.

5th St., with Bishop Desso Benjamin, Host Pastor and
Dr. Rhonda Mitchell-Addo, Coordinator. The North
Eastern Emancipation Celebration Association kicks
off its 1ST SOUTHERN CELEBRATION, January 1,
2011 at 12 Noon. "148 Years of Freedom- Lets We
Forget. All people welcome. For more information
call 904-647-5981. Come and relive the day of free-
Minister, Dr. Rev. Timothy L. Cole announce that Holy
Communion will be observed every Sunday during the
month of December at 10:00 a.m. during Morning
Worship. Sunday School begins at 9:00 a.m. The
church is located at 945 Carrie St. The public is cordial-
ly invited to all services.



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BAKER, Barbara A.,
died December 14, 2010.
BRIGGS, Dimario
Sentel, died December
13, 2010.
CHARLES, Jesula,
funeral service will be
held December 18, 2010.
CORLEY, Freddie
Lewis, Sr., 76, died
December 14, 2010.
Butler, died December 9,
Keith, funeral service will
be held December 18,
EDWARDS, Louvenia,
funeral service will be
held December 18, 2010.
GLASS, Arthur James,
Jr., died December 13,
HARRIS, Maisha
Gomes, died December
18, 2010.
HARLEY, Rev. Earl H.,
Sr., funeral service will
be held December 18,
HEGGS, Eula Bell,
funeral service will be
held December 18, 2010.
HOLLIS, Adrean, 54,
died December 14, 2010.
JONES, Ella, died
December 14, 2010.
KEYS, Antonio Alexis,

died December 14, 2010.
LIDDLE, Anne E., 88,
died December 13, 2010.
Nathaniel, died
December 11, 2010.
McGRUDER, Clara, 63,
died December 12, 2010.
James, 89, died
December 9, 2010.
POLLOCK, Rev. Glenn
Jerome, died December
7, 2010.
RANSOME, Gloria,
funeral service will be
held December 18, 2010.
REASER, Terrance
"Shaun," 29, died
December 9, 2010.
Rochford, 86, died
December 13, 2010.
SAPP, James "J.S.," 85,
died December 14, 2010.
THOMAS, Elizabeth
Hooper Mims, 92, died
December 12, 2010.
WARRAH, Najlah M.,
88, died December 13,
WHITE, Shirley K., 67,
died December 13, 2010.

McMULLEN, Doris,
died December 10, 2010.
SKIPPER, Lester D.,
died December 10, 2010.
WEST, Bella, died
December 12, 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) '
Tuesday Pastoral Bible Study ................ 7:00 p.m.
Rev. Joe Calhoun, Pastor Emeritus
(904) 764-5727 Church .

Historic Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church
W orship Service ................................ 10:00 a.m.
Church School .................................... 8:30 p.m.
"Glory Hour" Bible Study .......................... .10:00 a.m.
"Jehovah Jireh" Bible Study .......................... 6:30 p.m.
2nd & 4th Thursday "Young at Heart Ministry ...........10:00 a.m.
Joy Explosion Ministry ............................ 6:30 p.m.
201 East Beaver St. (904) 355-9475
Rev. F.D. Richardson Jr., Pastor

"The Church Where Everybody Is Somebody"
Bishop Lorenzo Hall., Pastor
Street Address: 723 W. 4th St. Jacksonville, Florida 32209
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 3575, Jacksonville, Florida 32206
Church Telephone: (904) 359-0661 Home: (904) 358-8932 Cell: 710-1586
Sunday School................................................... 9:30 a.m.
M morning W orship...................................... ................................. 11:00 a.m .
Tuesday............................................. Prayer Meeting & Bible Study,7:00 p.m.
Thursday... .............................. ................................... JoyNight,7:00 p.m .
"Email: Gospell75@aol.com
Website: Greaterelbethel.org

Paynes ChapelA.M.E. Church
2200 Albany Street, PC) Box 759. Bruns wick, GA 31520
".. (912) 261-9555
:Re Richard Hutcrderson, Parioi
Worship Opportuities:
Sunday Church School
"A Life Changing Experia ce" .. 9:15 10.55 a.m
Mprnng WorlitupService 1:00am.
Church at Study (Weekly Bible Studv)
Monday Nights .................... -70 8:30 p mn
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meat thermometer-inserted into the thickest
part (not touching bone or fat)-reaches 145F
or desired temperature.

After you've removed your roast, transfer it
to a carving board and cover loosely with foil.
Let it stand 10-15 minutes before slicing.
Prepare the garlic cheese rolls and green beans.

When rolls and
green beans are done,
slice rib roast and serve.

Florida .
Whether they're in our Green Beans Amandine
recipe or just topped with butter, fresh green beans
make a superb side dish.

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Horseradish-Crusted Rib Roast
Active Time: 25 minutes, Total Time: up to 3 hours
(Makes 8 servings.)
4 carrots 1 Publix Standing Rib
2 medium onions Roast (4-5 Ib)
1 (24-oz) bag baby potatoes 1 teaspoon kosher salt
8 celery ribs 3/4 cup horseradish sauce
1 tablespoon fresh rosemary 1 1/2 teaspoons
leaves, very finely chopped Worcestershire sauce
2 tablespoons olive oil 1/4 teaspoon coarsely
ground pepper
* Preheat oven to 475'F.
* Cut carrots, onions, potatoes, and celery into 1-inch pieces.
* Chop rosemary (leaves only); set aside.
1. Combine vegetables and olive oil until evenly coated;
transfer to medium-size roasting pan. Season roast on all sides
with salt. Place roast on rack arranged over vegetables (wash
hands). Place roast in oven and immediately reduce heat to
325'F. Bake 1 hour.
2. Combine rosemary, horseradish sauce, Worcestershire, and
pepper. Remove roast from oven. Coat roast with horseradish
mixture. Bake 1 to 1 1/2 more hours or until 145'F (medium-
rare) up to 170'F (well-done). Use a meat thermometer to
accurately ensure doneness.
3. Transfer roast to cutting board; transfer vegetables to serv-
ing dish. Let roast stand 10-15 minutes before slicing; serve.

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Green Beans Amandine
Total Time: 20 minutes
(Makes 6 servings.)
2 Ib fresh green beans
2 tablespoons butter
1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
1/4 cup sliced almonds

1. Microwave green beans (covered) on HIGH
4-5 minutes or until almost tender.
2. Preheat large saute pan on medium-high
2-3 minutes. Place butter and seasoned salt in
pan, then add almonds; cook and stir 1-2 minutes
or until lightly toasted.
3. Add green beans; cook and stir 2-3 minutes or
until tender. (For softer green beans, cover during
cook time.) Serve.

Garlic Cheese Rolls
Total Time: 25 minutes
(Makes 8 servings.)
6 oz part-skim mozzarella cheese
8 Publix Bakery Potato Rolls
4 teaspoons herb garlic butter, divided
1 (24x12-inch) sheet aluminum foil

1. Preheat oven to 450F. Cut cheese into 3/4-inch-
cubes. Cut a deep X into each potato roll; pull rolls
open slightly.
2. Place one cube of the cheese into the opening
of each roll; top cheese with 1/2 teaspoon of
the butter.
3. Push rolls closed and place in center of foil.
Bring up foil sides; then double-fold top and
ends to seal the package. Bake 15 minutes or
until cheese melts. Serve.

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By Rych McCain, feedbackrych@sbcglobal.net
Photo. by Keith Munyan

When it comes to traveling alternative routes and exploring different avenues where the norm
doesn't dictate; actor Brandon Smith is one with the purpose of mind to try it and see if it fits. Every
since the Los Angeles native booked his first acting job via a Nike commercial with golf great Tiger
Woods at age nine, he not only knew that acting was his life's career choice but he also knew their
was no set way to make it happen which left many doors of choice to open. Smith is on his second
season as Nico Harris on the Disney sitcom "Sonny With A Chance." His growing body of work
include roles on "The Fresh Prince of Bel Air," "Unfabulous," "The Shied," "That's So Ravan," "All
of Us" to name some for TV and several movies roles like "The Gridiron Gang" opposite Dwayne
"the Rock" Johnson and others. Smith has won "The Family TV Award" and The "Young Artist
In getting back to going into uncharted territory; Smith became a contestant on the ABC-TV
competition "Skating With The Stars." Yes, you read that right! Ice Skating! How did a "brotha".get
involved in an ice skating competition? Smith laughs, "Listen, listen; listen, I didn't think that they
would ever be able to get this brother on the ice but they did! I don't know how they managed it. It
Must be the power of TV and film. Honestly, I looked at this as an opportunity to put another notch
in my belt. If I ever need to play the first Black Hockey Player or something like that, this is some-
thing I can now attack. Also, I do want to show what you really can achieve with drive, persistence
and commitment. This is an arbitrary sport to me. I've never skated before, I've never may see the
floor. To get out there and now be doing moves that professional skaters have done with years of prac-
tice; it feels good to be able to rock out these moves."
Why would the show's producers consider that Smith would even manage to stay on a pair of
skates let alone skate on them? Again he laughs, "I do have a roller skating background. I've been
roller skating as a family tradition since I was about seven years old. So I guess they figured hey, he
can roller skate, think he can ice skate?" Plus his partner Tiana is a pro skater and the two developed
their routine in only five weeks. As Smith puts it, "We went from zero to a hundred in these five
When we change the subject to his Disney TV Show "Sonny With A Chance," Smith becomes
extra illuminated as he exclaims, "It's back for season three and we're totally changing the game.
Every season we want to bring you guys something new, something amazing, something you've never
seen; at the same time keep the same dynamic, the same feel and same format that you guys are com-
fortable with and seeing us in. But this season we're going to come more sketch, we're going to go
bigger performnnances, bigger guest stars, bigger musical performances and every week we're going to
have the hottest actors, music artists and everything. It's going to be more of an SNL format. It's
going to get real fun."
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By Rych McCain, feedbackrych@sbcglobal.net, Facebook Celeb Interviews

The Second Annual African-
American Film Critics Association
(AAFCA) live honors, ceremonies.
were held at the historic Ebony.
Repertory Theatre, housed in the
beautiful Nate Holden Theatre on
Washington Bl\'d in Los Angeles
Monday night. Celebs, honorees,
friends and fans were all in atten-
dance. "The Social Network" took
"Best Film" of 2010. Other winners
included Halle Berry, "Best
Actress," "Frankie and Alice:"
Kimberly Elise. "Best Supporting
Actress," "For Colored Girls:" Mark
Wahlberg, "Best Actor," "The
Fighter;" Michael Ealy. "Best
Supporting Actor," "For Colored
Girls." Christopher Noland, "Best
Director," "Inception;" "Best
Documentary. "Waiting For
Superman" directed by Davis
Guggenheim;" Tanya Hamilton,
"Best Screenplay," "Night Catches
Us" and Nina Simone, "Best Song,"
"Four Women." "For Colored
Girls." Three Special Achievement
Awards went to the late, great
singer/actress Lena Home; superstar
film critic Roger Ebert and
Film./Broad\\ay Playwright-produc-
er-director and trailblazer Melvin
Van Peebles. For more information
on The AAFCA, go to
Fearless Magazine had their
Christmas Issue Gala at Club Las
Palmas in Hollywood last weekend.
The night was hosted by Christmas
issue Cover Girl La La Vazquez who
is also the wifey of NBA superstar
Carmelo Anthony. Actresses Keshia
Knight Pulliam, Chyna Lane, the
Tri-Destine Movie Studio execs and
of course the creator and Editorial
Director of Fearless Magazine Arian
Simone were all in effect along with
many other celebs and revelers who
packed the house rocked by the
sounds of DJ Mark da Spot. The

Fearless Christmas issue will be on
the stands this week. For more info
go to www.fearlessmag.com.
BET's 10th 'Annual
Celebration of Gospel was taped at
the Orpheum Theater last Sat., Dec.
11, 2010 in Los Angeles. The show's
First Annual Prayer Breakfast was
held the day before on Friday morn-
ing at the beautiful Omni Hotel
downtown LA. The show was again
hosted by comedian/TV & Radio
Personality/Book Author Steve
Harvey and featured an all-star line-
up of Gospel music's absolute best.
The premiere broadcast will take
place on Sunday. Jan. 30, 2011. at
8:PM EST. The most likely shocker
of the show was Whitney Houston
coming out to join Kim Burrell in a
duet. The entire house rose to their
feet and remained standing for the
entire song while clapping and
shouting for Miss Houston who not
only looked very good but blew like
the Whitney of old! Who says she
has lost it? See for yourself in
Yogi Bear; Warner Bros.
Pictures. Starring Dan Aykroyd as
the voice of Yogi. Justin Timberlake
as the voice of Boo Boo, Tom
Cavenagh, Anna Faris, TJ Miller,
Andrew Daly and Nathan Cordary.
Directed by Eric Brezig. Screenplay
by Joshua Sternin, Jeffery
Ventimilia and Brad Copeland.
Produced by Donald De Line and
Karen Rosenfelt. Save for children
under 10 being entertained with a
cartoon bear and human interaction
in 3-D, this movie was boring and
predictable with cut rate acting.
When human actors try to emulate
cartoon characters, it seldom works.
With this movie it bombs!
Hit me up at
Study, Observe and Win!

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. Four Florida A&M University (FAMU) students will participate
in the 5th Annual Black College Quiz scheduled for December 11 at Tennessee State University.
The show will air in national syndication January 16 to February 28, 2011.
Hosted by actor Gregory Alan Williams (Preacher's Kid, The Game, and Remember the
Titans), the purpose for Black College Quiz is to encourage the appreciation of African-American
heritage by all people in an entertaining quiz show format.
"Our objective is to generate a high level of excitement and enthusiasm by featuring
HBCU College students from around the country and showcase their knowledge and skill of
African-American history," said Don Jackson, CEO and founder of Central City Productions, the
producers of Black College Quiz and the Stellar Awards.
Coached by Janelle Jennings Alexander, coordinator for Academic Services in the FAMU
Honors Program, team members include:
Dwight Williams, II, a third year mathematics student from Charlotte, N.C.;
Lila Mandela, a second-year chemical engineering student from Tallahassee, Fla.;
Martika Moss, a second-year chemistry/pre-medicine student from Hollywood, Fla.;
Cameron Askew, a second-year computer engineering student from Lawrenceville, Ga.
"The students are excited," said Alexander. "It's an honor to represent FAMU at this
Other schools participating in the taping are Winston Salem State University, Texas
Southern University, South Carolina State University, Tennessee State University, North Carolina
Central University, Hampton University and Grambling State University.

Gateway Community Services, in partnership with Florida State College at Jacksonville
and the Players by the Sea, will bring to the stage the founding of Alcoholics Anonymous with
the production of the critically acclaimed Off-Broadway play Bill W. & Dr. Bob (2007). The play
will run January 27-30, 2011 at the Wilson Center for the Arts and will feature local performers
telling the moving story of the relationship between, the two men who struggled through their
adversity and together founded Alcoholics Anonymous in 1935. Proceeds from the sale of the
tickets will benefit Gateway Community Services and its programs which provide drug and alco-
hol rehabilitation services in Northeast Florida.
Presenting sponsors for the play are Steve and Debra Vining and Dan and Karen Curran.
A partnership with Players by the Sea, Florida State Community College, Wilson Theater and
Gateway Community Service promises to bring the most talented local actors to the stage.
Florida State College at Jacksonville is generously donating the Wilson Center for the Arts for the
Gary Powers, Gateway President & CEO, said "We are excited to bring this inspirational
story of the founding of Alcoholics Anonymous to all of Jacksonville. People who do not have
experience in 12-step recovery will also enjoy this play. It is our hope that the audience will take
away what a powerful disease addiction is, and how important Gateway's services are to our com-
The play, written by Dr. Stephen Bergman and Janet Surrey, tells the story of the strug-
gling alcoholic Bill W. and his momentous first encounter with disgraced surgeon Dr. Bob, which
turned into the first AA meeting. The play touches on the serious themes of recovery but is a
humorous, honest look at the interactions of these two men. Productions of the play have received
rave reviews in cities across the nation, bringing together the arts with the recovery community.
A limited-seating Gala Showing is scheduled for Friday, January 28 which will feature a
silent auction and reception. For show times, to purchase tickets or for information about spon-
sorship opportunities, contact Gateway at 904-387-4661 or visit
"Produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc,"




DECEMBER 18, 2010

School continued from A-1

was educated in our pub-
lic schools as high as the
system provided educa-
tion for Negro students
and upon completion of
high school and college
in Atlanta. It was James
Weldon Johnson, former
student at Stanton Grade
School who in 1894
became principal then
added higher grades,
(from 9th, 10th, 11th and
12th) while upgrading the
curriculum thus establish-
ing the first accredited
high school for Blacks in
the state of Florida. The
contributions of James
Weldon Johnson are too
significant for his name
to be retired from an
active public educational
institution in
Jacksonville, Florida is
the only place on planet
earth that can boast of
being the birthplace of
James Weldon and John
Rosamond Johnson, the
brothers who in 1900
wrote the words .and
lyrics to "Lift Every
Voice and Sing while
serving as principal and
music instructor at
Stanton High School.
Jacksonville appropriate-
ly should have a school
named in honor of #1
James Weldon Johnson
and his brother #2 John
Rosamond Johnson, #3
their mother, Helen Dillet
Johnson Florida's first
Black school teacher and
their father #4 James
William Johnson, pastor
of the Shiloh
Metropolitan Baptist
Church who came to
Jacksonville in 1869.
Upon the closing of
James Weldon Johnson at
1840 W. 9th Street,
another public school
bearing the name James
Weldon Johnson must
take place immediately.
Whether this is a new
school opening or under
constructed in 2011, this
new facility should be
given the name James
Weldon Johnson. A sec-
ond alternative would be
to rename LaVilla the
James Weldon Johnson
LaVilla School for the
Arts (if this school has
not been named in some-
one's honor).
Due to under perform-
ance of students enrolled
in neighborhood schools
in the Black community
several of these schools
are in danger of being
closed by the state. This
is not the case for the
James Weldon Johnson
College Preparatory
School, nevertheless the
school is closing.-
Please contact school
board members and ask
them to keep an active
public school named for
James Weldon Johnson
who in the millennium
year 2000 was inducted
into The Florida Artists
Hall of Fame
E-Mail and Phone:
* District 1
Martha Barrett bar-

* District 2 Fred
"Fel" Lee |
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District 3 W.C.
Gentry I
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S District 4 Paula
D. Wrighti
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S District 5 Betty
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* District 6 Becki
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District 7 Tommy
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Federal Funding Opportunity Number: 2007-GB-T7-0140

General Information:
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-
construclion, 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 the Jacksonville Port Authority (JPA) until 2.00 P.M.
local time, on January 5, 2010

C. This request is for a Design-Build team (here-in after called Proposer) with
experience in design, integration and construction of mass notification systems.
The Proposer shall have experience in working at maritime port facilities or
facilities with similar complexities.

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 February 2011.

The City of Jacksonvlle's Housing and Neighbomoods Department will hold public hearings concerning
the 2011-2012 Jacksonville Consolidated Plan that includes the following Federal Grant Programs:
Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)
Emergency Shelter Grants (ESG)
HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME)
Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA)
CiIizens are encouraged to participate in the development t f the Consolidated Plan and to attend the
heanngs to receive informatin about current year activities, to express housing and community
development needs and to make reconlmomdations for actbities to be undertaken during the October 1,
2011 September 30. 2012 program year
Hearings will be held on:
Tuesday, January 4, 2011 6:00 p.m. Thursday. January 6. 2011 6:00 p.m.
Housing and Neighborhoods Dept Community Rehabilitation Center Institute
214 N. Hogan Street 5308 N. Pearl Street
I' Floor Training Room Jacksonville, Florida 32208
Jacksonville, Florida 32202
All applicants for Consolidated Plan program funds will be required to attend a mandatory
technical assistance workshop and a mandatory budget workshop. Locations, dates and times
of workshops will be advertised at a later dale. Visit our website at wwwv.coj.ne search word
imeline' to more information
It any non-English speaking persons or persons with mobility, visual or heanng impairments wish to
attend the public heanng aid have special needs, please notify the Housing and Neighborhoods
Department at 255-8200 in advance so hat accommodations may be made

JOHN PEYTON ,Wigh Greger Director
IMAYOR housing & Neighborhoods Department

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Volunteers from the Chestnut Law Firm and community
leaders will pump gas for drivers and wish them happy
holidays. Each vehicle will receive 10 free gallons of gas.
Wednesday, December 22nd at 4:30 p.m.

The Shell Gas Station 2197 Kings Road, Jax.

The Chestnut Law Firm is a civil litigation firm committed to seeking jus-
tice for everyday people who are the victims of catastrophic injury and
wrongful death. The firm focuses on cases involving car acd truck acci-
dents, premises liability, products lii ability, class action lawsuits and con-
struction site accidents. It has ottices in JaLckson\ ille, GainesNlle. MNiami
and Tampa. The National Bar Association recently awarded attorney
Chestnut with its 2010 Nation's Best Advocate of the Year Award: 40
Lawyers Under 40 for his career accomplishments ,and commitment to
community service. For more information, visit \www.chestnutifirlm.com.

904-268-4831 WWW.FASTAPP.US

Neighbor To Family, Inc. is seeking individuals in Duval
and Nassau counties who are willing to open their hearts
and homes to children in heed of foster care. Neighbor
To Family foster parents receive a salary and benefits
and comprehensive assessment, training and support.

If you are interested in working as part of a professional
team dedicated to improving the lives of children, please
contact Henry Williams, Executive Director, at 904-707-
4108 or email hwilliams@ntf.org


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be irvll;I bl b gnniniij. Tua.day, January 11, 2011 for Ithe following Cly of Jicksonvill Conuolndated Plan federal
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Community DovlopmeonteBlock Grant COBG) n. ,-,' ".. ..'. ,"
HOME IvesmhnontPartnersahlps Program(HOMEj :: i -''-
Section 3 Plan

tlii Friday, March 4. 2011 Proects must meet Ien C)lBG nalonal objechies of
bneofilng tow and moderato Income persons, or
aidIn in the elimination or prevention of stum and bliight
,.... l . .. .. -. o ,,- ..- -.-.. .,
to regsterfor a workshop
Technical Assistanco Workshops will be hold on
Tuesday, January 11.2011 -6:00 p.m. Thursday, January 13, 2011- 3:00 p.m.
Housingand Neighborhooda Department Housing and Neighborhoods Department
214 N. Hogan Street 214 N. Hogan Street
1P Floor Training Room 1n Floor Training Room
Jacksonvllo. Florda 32202 Jacksonvill, Florida 32202
Tuesday, January 25, 2011 6:00 p.m.
Community Rehablilalon Center Institute
530 N. Poarl Street
Jacksonvlle. Florida 32208
Budget Workshop will be held on:
Thursday, January 27, 2011- 3:00 p m.
Housing and Neighborhoods Department
214 N. Hogan Street
s1 Floor Training Room
Jacksonville, Florida 32202
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II any nonEnlgisish speaking persons or persons with moblity, visual or hearing impairments vsn to attend the
wolkhnopa and hv special need pnlase notily the Community Developmentt DiOtVIs at (904) 255-0200 in advance
so Itha acommndatlon may be made

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JAXPORT Project No. B2010-04
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December 10, 2010
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Avenue, adcksonville, Flrida, for Re-Groutina of Crane Rail.
All bids must be ubmitted in accordance with specifications and drawings for Contract No. C-1336, which may
be examined in, or obtained from the Prcurement Department of the Jacksonvlle Port Autfrity, located on the
second floor o the Port Central Office Building, 2831 Taleyrand Avenue, Jacksonville, Flonda 32206, (Please
telephone (904)357-3017 for Information.)
Contract Documents and Specifications can be downloaded from;
Httn: //www.iaxuort.comlabout/rroiects.cfm
Bid and contract bonding are required.
This project will be partally funded by the FOOT State of Florida grant program.

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Economic Investment
Environmental Restoration

Health and Safety


For information visit: bp.com

"Now Gulf seafood is coming back on the menu, so come on down, we're open for business."
Bryan Zar
Co-owner, Restaurant des Families
Crown Point, LA

I grew up bussing tables at this restaurant. Last year, my wife, Brooke, and I bought it. We
were working hard to build a business, then the spill hit. BP said they would try to make
things right. But how was an energy company going to help our restaurant?

Keeping Businesses Open
We figured they would tell us to take a number and wait in line. Instead, they asked us if
we could serve food to the workers, engineers, scientists, and local residents they had
hired to cleanup the spill. It kept us busy round the clock. And we weren't the only ones.
They hired a lot of local businesses and kept a lot of people working. They have kept
businesses up and down the Gulf open and it's still making a difference.

Open for Business
BP asked us to share our story with you to keep you informed. Our restaurant's open six
days a week. Customers are filling our restaurant again and we think it's a good time to
come down to the Gulf Coast. And if we could make just one request, please think of us
when planning your next vacation. We're still here and while it's been tough, we are still
cooking. And we are just one of the hundreds of great places ready to welcome you when
you come down. So don't wait. We're looking forward to seeing you.

For assistance, please call:
To report impacted wildlife: (866) 557-1401
To report oil on the shoreline: (866) 448-5816
To make spill-related claims: (800) 440-0858

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Pat Lockett-Felder's Christmas Party for Seniors


Photos by FranA II. Powell. III.
of The Florida Stur
Pat Locket-Felder, still
working in the cormmuni-
ty, sharing and giving.
Annually, Ms. Lockett-
Felder heads a Christmas
for Seniors event at
Fountain Chapel AME
Church. With more than
70 seniors in attendance,
they received gifts such
as TV sets, Large print
Bible, watches, bracelets,
earnings, towel sets, per-
fume, cologne, purses -
name it. Her only criteria
is that those enjoying the
meals and receiving the
gifts are at least 60 years
of age. The gifts are
donated by Ms. Lockett-
Felder, Onos Corp.,
Attorney Noel Lawrence
and private sponsors.
This year, attending the
event were Alvin Brown,
for mayor, Ken Jefferson
for sheriff and Terry
Fields, for state senator.
Ms. Lockett-Felder will
announce her political
future plans later.

Rev. and Mrs. Louis Kirland Pastor of New Fountain Chapel AA
Jefferson, Ken Jefferson for Sheriff and, Pat Lockett-Felder


Ken Jefferson for Sheriff, Roy Campbell, Pat Lockett-Felder, and Bani

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By: Lucius Gantt

American students should be ashamed! Young -
people all around the world are rising up against govern-
ment and corporate exploitation.
And what are American students doing today? Sitting on
their behinds, hoping for the best, playing cards and flunk-
ing all of their tests!
The world's economic crisis was rooted in the United
States when banks, mortgage and insurance companies
concocted a scheme to steal all of the money that they
could while American students sat back and watched.
The American students lost their direction, forgot their history and jeopardized
their future!
We hear a lot about the "heroes" that so-called institutions of higher learning
wants us to know, but American students seem to fail to realize their roles in civil
rights, equal rights, anti war and other protests.
We love Martin Luther King but there were hundreds of Black college students
that were arrested just as many times as Dr. King was arrested, they marched jut
as much, sat in just as much, protested just as much and fought just as hard as
our elderly preachers and teachers fought for American and world justice.
We have heard about the NAACP, the SCLC and groups like CORE but I won-
der if students have heard of the Student Non Violent Coordinating Committee, the
Students for a Democratic Society, The Weathermen, The Malcolm X Liberation
Front, The All African Revolutionary Party or the Black Federation?
When I was in college all you had to do to get a crowd was to run through the
student union and scream that somebody, anybody was being mistreated. Back
then it was honorable to be an activist.
Now you couldn't get a crowd of students to a protest rally if you gave away
free hair weaves and fake gold chains!
The Gantt Report urges American students, especially Black students, to unite,
stand up and speak out about the way the people are being oppressed, exploited,
victimized and bamboozled by the corporate, financial and military industrial com-
I'm not suggesting you charge the vehicles of political leaders the way British
students threw down on Price Charles. All students have to do is read more books
than they read Facebook status updates or Twitter tweets. All students have to do
is watch more news programs and fewer music videos.
Students have to seek the truth and refuse to settle for watered down versions
of why we are catching the hell that we are catching. Students can start by
demanding that colleges and universities go back to being forums for open discus-
sions of important topics.,
People that have a different perspective or opinion than modern day colonial-
ists and heocolonialists are not allowed on campuses because the students don't
care what they learn or who teaches them.
If you ever wonder why some say things were better in the 1960s than they are
now in 2010, talk to, some US college students, blame the college students!
If the students rise up, the community will rise up with them and bring about
real change instead of the fake, imaginary political "change" that America has
grown to love.
(Become a friend of The Gantt Report on Facebook. Buy Gantt's book, "Beast
Too: Dead Man Writing" for a Christmas gift this year and contact Lucius at

By: Justin Mabrie

An Argument Today is a Question for Tomorrow

There is often an intrinsic need to handle issues as they may
arise. Many argue that the more time an issue remains unset-
tled, the increased probability that the issue will fester and
If there is doubt in your response, uneasiness with your
thoughts, or apprehension of your intent for disagreement then
your thoughts should remain unto yourself.
You do not want to allow opportunity for misinterpretation or
be responsible for adding insipid thoughts that distract from the issue of concern. Clarity
and honest representation should be the goals when presenting your train of thinking. Not
only is it unfair to you to misrepresent your thoughts but it is unfair to burden your part-
ner with multiple explanations and unpleasant conversations solely because you decided
to haphazardly discuss your thoughts before you truly understood your stance and feel-
ings surrounding them. It is appropriate to take a minimum of a night's rest to collect
your thoughts on the subject at hand.
It may initially appear that you are avoiding addressing the issue, but you must allow your
intuition to guide you to the right time for discussion. If an explanation of your 'conver-
sation prevention' is necessary then allow your partner the courtesy because your purpose
is not to confuse them but rather your final goal is to provide him or her with honest
thoughts worth addressing.
By removing yourself from imbalanced thoughts & feelings and placing yourself in a
peaceful mindset, you prevent further damage that could be had in the initial moment
through the exchange of defensive speech and negative energy. Once you have regrouped,
each of you will have a greater appreciation for the content of the message you want to
share. More value will be added to each person's thought because you are now both cred-
ited with having time to truly decipher how you want to present your side of the dispari-
ty. Disagreements are usually heightened due to the selfish desire to win the debate.
After moments away from each other, you each have a greater goal to your message that
will still be true to your thoughts but it will lighten the aggressive defensive tone and ver-
Keep in mind that all thoughts are not worth addressing if they are not related to the cur-
rent topic / issue. It will only confuse interpretations to provide an abundance of unrelat-
ed thoughts. Such thoughts can be discussed at a later time; now your responsibility is to
bring closure to unanswered positions on the discussion at hand.

Remember: Time has potential to provide worth. Don't discredit valued thoughts.

Contact Justin at justinmabrie@aol.com or Justin L.Mabric, 5000 Almeda Road, Houston,
TX 77074 for insights and concerns.

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Foods have to be digested before being absorbed by the
intestines, but alcohol does not. It is absorbed from the
stomach and small intestines and passed into the blood. The
alcohol is absorbed rapidly when it first reaches the stom-
ach, but as more alcohol is taken the rate of absorption is slowed do\ n. If there
is food in the stomach, the passage of alcohol into the intestines is reduced. The
type and quantity of alcoholic beverages consumed over a given length of time
also influences the rate of absorption. From one hour to several hours are
required for the alcohol to pass from the digestive system into the blood.
During this time some of the alcohol is lost through elimination by sweat, urine
and breath. Other portions of the alcohol are lost through oxidation in tissues.

Alcohol is a depressant to the central nervous system; it reduces the activities of
the brain. There is a reduction of attention, complacency toward critical atti-
tudes, minimum of discretion and control, and distortion of judgment. Alcohol
slows down the responses of eyes, hands and feet. It interferes with muscular
coordination and hinders skillful movements. Delayed reaction time results.
(Reaction time is the interval between the brain receiving a signal and respond-
ing to the signal.) The person who has not had any alcohol requires about one-
fifth of a second to respond to a signal. After a person consumes three and a
half glasses of whiskey, his reaction time one-hour later is 34 percent slower
than it was before taking the alcohol. When the concentration of alcohol in the
blood reaches .50 percent and death may follow.

The concentration of alcohol in the blood produces a variety of dramatic effects
due to the action of alcohol on the brain. Very low blood-alcohol levels results
in a state of mind sedation and relaxation. Slightly higher blood-alcohol levels
produce aggressiveness and extreme activity such as talking too much. The
aggressive and over active behavior results from depression of the brain centers
which normally restrain this behavior. When the blood-alcohol levels are higher
levels, there is confusion, disorientation and stupor.

Alcohol causes an increased flow of digestive juices in the stomach.
This may be due to the fact that alcohol starts a chemical action as it passes
through the walls of the stomach.

The small blood vessels in the skin expand with the consumption of alcohol.
This expansion permits larger quantities of blood to flow close to the skin surface.
Body heat may be lost. In cold weather, this loss can be dangerous.

Excessive use of alcohol can cause nutritional deficiencies.
Alcohol does not' contain mineral elements, protein, and vitamins A, C, or D.
Cirrhosis of the liver may result from too much alcohol.

When large amounts of alcohol have been taken, there may be a definite distur-
bance in body chemistry which causes a hangover. A severe thirst, headache,
and fatigue are the usual signs of a hangover. Disturbance of liver functions and
the impurities found in alcohol may cause the headache. Dehydration produced
by shifting water within body cells to extracellular areas may bring about the
thirst. The fatigue may be due to loss of sleep, nutritional deficiencies, tensions,
and poor body hygiene.

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

DEEN Beats Diabetes Classes.Better manage your diabetes through nutrition,
education and exercise.Tuesdays 6:30pm-8:00pm @ DEEN Wellness Center
Call 904-765-6002 for dates.

II Beat Diabetes Classes. Monday 6:00pm-7:30pm@ DEEN Wellness Center
Call 904-765-6002 for dates

MOTOWN CHRISTMAS, December 18 at 5:00 p.m. Come out and enjoy the
Stage Aurora 100 Youth Voices! Stage Aurora Theatrical Company, 5164-A
Norwood Avenue, Jacksonville, FL 32208. For more info call (904) 765-7372

Adventure Landing is offering all children a chance to let Santa know what
they want for Christmas this year. All kids who sit on Santa's lap will also
receive a free game of miniature golf!Dates and times are as follows:
December 18 & 19: 12pm 3pm & 4pm-7pm
December 23: 12pm 3pm & 4pm-7pm
December 24: 12pm 3pm

Wayman Ministries are seeking toy donations for our 4th Annual Community
Christmas Fellowship. Drop off an unwrapped toy anytime this week for a
boy/girl, ages newborn to 17 years. This Sunday, December 19, 1:30 pm at the
Wayman Academy of the Arts gymnasium. For more information call(904) 739-
7500 ext. 18.

The Ritz Theatre to Host Kwanzaa Celebration-Two Showings Tuesday, Dec.
28, 3 and 5 p.m. Free showings of "The Black Candle" 6 p.m. Ujima
Community Celebration at The Ritz Theatre and Museum, 829 N. Davis St. --

Free Cholesterol & Diabetes Screening Screening will be held 11:00 am 4:00
pm December 31, 800-713-3301 at Winn-Dixie Pharmacy, 6060-10 Ft. Caroline


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AFC South Division Title In Reach For Jaguars

Winning close games has been the Jacksonville Jaguars calling
card this season. They might need to do it once more as they prepare
for the biggest game in a long time.
Five of the Jaguars' eight wins this season have come by seven
points or less and one of those came on a Hail Mary to end the game.
Jacksonville has a chance to clinch its first AFC South division title
since 1999 this weekend as it visits Indianapolis. The Jaguars have a
one-game lead over the Colts and can win the division crown with a
victory; simple as that.
The Jaguars are in this position partly because of their 31-28 home
victory over the Colts in Week 4. Don't be surprised if this weekend's
huge clash comes down to the wire as each of the last six meetings
have been decided by seven points or less.
The club's current one-game lead was maintained thanks to
Sunday's 38-31 victory over the Raiders. After a slow start, the Jaguars
scored 31 points in the second half to win for a second straight week
and for the fifth time in six games. That got them one step closer to the
division title, but linebacker Kirk Morrison isn't looking ahead yet.
"We will have to talk about that next week," he said. "We know the
opportunity we have in front of us but right now we are going to savor
victories right now. This is a huge team win."
Jacksonville won for the first time in franchise history when allow-
ing 30-plus points thanks to three touchdown passes from quarterback
David Garrard as well as 100-yard rushing games by back Maurice
Jones-Drew and Rashad Jennings. Jones-Drew recorded his sixth
straight 100-yard rushing game and scored on the ground from 30 yards
out, while Jennings had a 74-yard TD run and finished with 109 yards
on the ground.
"These guys are running well. ... Whenever you can have a two-
headed monster like that, it definitely benefits you as a quarterback and
as an offense because you can just hand it off and they can make plays
for you, they can keep the chains moving, they can run 60, 70 yards and
score a touchdown for you and make the game so easy for you," said
The Jags quarterback was no slouch himself He reached 20 passing
touchdowns for the first time in his career and tied Mark Brunell's sin-
gle-season club record set in 1998 and 2000.
"I felt like we just, came out slow today," he said. "We weren't hit-
ting on all cylinders, we weren't in rhythm and then finally we got into
a rhythm."
The Colts should plan on getting a heavy dose of Jones-Drew and
Jennings this weekend. The Jaguars are averaging 193 yards on the
ground over their last six games and have posted over 200 yards on the
ground in three straight outings for the first time in club history. Their
157.8 rushing yards-per-game total ranks second in the NFL as well.

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Prairie \ie .A&M I junior cornerback
Nloes, Ellis capped off a career season as he
\\,s named to thle Wailer Camp Football
f OLtndaion 2010 Football Championship
Subdivision All-American team. The team
was selected by the head coaches and sports
information directors of the Football
Championship Subdivision schools and certi-
fied by the accounting and auditing firm,
Marcum LLP.
A native of Fort Worth, Texas, Ellis
emerged as one of the nation's best at his posi-
tion after leading the Football Championship
Subdivision (FCS) ranks with eight intercep-
tions and 22 passes defended in 2010. He also
tallied 41 tackles on the season with 112 yards
via interception returns.
"Moses is a student of the game who has
emerged as a leader on the field," said defen-

Homestead-Miami Speedway Shifts into Holiday Spirit with sive backs coach Raasaan Haral
Charitable Pit Stops at South Florida Children's Medical Facilities an impeccable work ethic and
Homestead Hospital's "Speediatrics," PATCHES facility welcome thing he learned in practice in te
Speedway staff of the effort he displayed on the
MIAMI-Homestead-Miami Speedway hit the road today to spread This marks the second honoi
some holiday cheer to children in Homestead and Florida City, as First Team last week.
Speedway staff delivered gifts to South Florida children in what has
become an annual holiday-season tradition for track representatives.
The first stop was PATCHES medical center in Florida City, a state-
licensed, non-profit facility staffed by pediatric nurses, certified teachers,
and respiratory and rehab therapists who provide daily treatment to chil-
dren with extreme medical needs, as well as education for care-giving
parents. Treating children from birth through age 21, PATCHES is an Er
alternative to in-patient hospital care and more-isolated home care.
In advance of the visit, PATCHES provided Homestead-Miami
Speedway staffers a list of the children's names and ages so Speedway
employees could personalize the holiday gifts purchased for the event.
The Speedway's Mrs. Claus and her "elves" then distributed the gifts in
personalized roll-call fashion that had the children anxiously awaiting
their turn for a visit with Mrs. Claus.
"Many of our kids are forgotten at this time of year," said PATCHES
CEO Kyle Smith. "Homestead-Miami Speedway providing gifts to these
children is truly a blessing. It is amazing that an organization of that size
would think enough of the work we do to donate the time and money for
our deserving children."
Pit stop No. 2 on the Homestead-Miami holiday shuttle was
Homestead Hospital, where Speedway staffers made the rounds of each occupied room in the
"Speediatrics" children's ER unit to present patients with gifts tailored to age and gender. Cheerful motor-
sports d6cor at Speediatrics-in the form of checkered flags, race cars and cartoon characters Curves,
Traxx, Six-Speed and Clutch-helps ease the hospital experience for thousands of youth patients' visits
each year.
"Being sick around the holidays is hard for anyone-especially for young children and their families,"
said Gail Gordon, R.N., chief nursing officer and VP at Homestead Hospital. "We are grateful for our
community partners like Homestead-Miami Speedway that take the time to share holiday cheer with our
patients during this time."
Homestead Hospital is one of two hospitals in the country to boast Speediatrics, the Betty Jane France
Children's Emergency Room that is financially supported by Homestead-Miami Speedway, NASCAR
and community donations. Through these efforts, nearly $1 million has been raised for Speediatrics, the
only dedicated pediatric unit in the southernmost region of Miami-Dade County.
"What a special invite it is to be welcomed by both Homestead Hospital and PATClHES," said Matt
Becherer, president of Homestead-Miami Speedway. "The medical staffs at these care facilities deserve
all of the credit in the world for their year-round commitment to improving the health and livelihood
of children experiencing challenging times. It is a remarkable effort to witness and truly humbling for our
Speedway staff to be invited to spread a little joy to these children during the holiday season."

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applied every- Moses Ellis
rms of fundamentals and techniques over to the game. I'm proud
field as I look forward to coaching him next season.
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DECEMBER 18. 2010

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P&G's My Black is Beautiful TV
Series Celebrates Another Successful
Season on BET Networks
Procter & Gamble's My Black is
Beautiful Season 3 Tackled Key Issues
Facing African-American Women with
Insightful Guests, Clever Discussions and
a Major Reveal of the Campaign's New
Leading Faces
CINCINNATI, Dec. 13, 2010
/PRNewswire/ -- Procter & Gamble
(P&G) (NYSE: PG) is proud to announce
the success of yet another landmark sea-
son of the My Black is Beautiful television
series on BET Networks. With rave
reviews and a consistently growing audi-
ence, the show continued to deliver premi-
um content discussing and celebrating the
diversity and beauty of African-American
The six-episode, half-hour series
presented a national forum for black
women to talk about their most important
beauty, health and quality-of-life issues.
The entertaining, interactive and informa-
tive series provided advice and tips on
relationships and dating, health and well-
ness, finances and budgeting, as well as
fashion and pop culture trends.
Hosted by actress/comedienne
Kim Coles, TV personality Alesha Renee,
and actress Vanessa Williams, the season
opener investigated and sparked the dis-
cussion on why African-American women
have so much anxiety in dealing with their
hair. Following up with episodes high-
lighting the "do's and don't" of catch-
ing-and keeping-Mr. Right; examining
why so many African-American women
are losing the battle of the bulge; and giv-
ing tips on how to dress for success and
capitalize on the finer things in life with-
out breaking the bank.
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kicked off by highlighting winter's hottest
trends in beauty and style with the help of
beloved celebrity fashion designer Korto

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the greatly-anticipated results of the My
Black is Beautiful national model search,
unveiling the newest names and faces of
the upcoming advertising campaign. With
the help of P&G Multicultural Brand
Manager Kisha Mitchell-Williams, P&G
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Pamela Rhett, the six leading ladies were
revealed to the world for the first time.
Recognizing that beauty and self-
confidence are intrinsically linked, the My
Black is Beautiful national model search
was launched to find women who embrace
the campaign and represent the
indomitable spirit, resilience and inspira-
tion of African-American women's true
collective beauty. These ladies were cho-
sen from hundreds of women who individ-
ually auditioned during the 2010 "My
Black is Beautiful LIVE" events in
Atlanta, Houston and New York City. Two
(2) were chosen from each city to lend
their voice, image and likeness to the
national advertising campaign. These
ladies are Keisha Hull and Tiana Griggs
from Atlanta, GA; Sandra Wyckoff and
Dominique Alexis Warren from Houston,
TX; and Tiffiny Dixon and Yvette
Coleman of New York City.
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essential movement that encourages and
promotes self-confidence, female empow-
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extremely proud to be a part of it," said
Keisha Hull from Atlanta. "As one of the
new faces of the campaign I hope to
encourage and inspire others to be healthy,
kind and strong-inside and out!"
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Speaker Donna Brazile
Tells Students They
Must Struggle to
Reach Their Goals

Veteran Democratic politi-
cal strategist Donna Brazile
told more than 700 Florida
A&M University (FAMU)
fall graduates during
FAMU's Commencement Ceremony that they must struggle to reach their respec-
tive goals.
"It is a special day and I know you will be excited for tomorrow," Brazile
said. "There are barriers you are destined to break. Who here today will break new
ground? Who here today will beat the odds and make FAMU proud? My secret is
that we are meant to struggle. We grow by our struggles. We mature by how we han-
dle adversity. FAMU has prepared you to go out there and conquer the world."
Brazile, a New Orleans native, admitted that a lot has changed since her
"But it is not as different as you think it is," she said. "We were young and
restless, but we made noise. Agitation for change is the duty for youth. This is your
mission. We owe our freedom to those who laid down their lives. It's now your fight
to secure the future for your children's future and for your grandchildren's future.
It's your moment-seize it. It's your future-claim it."
Markashia Jeter, who earned her bachelor's degree in journalism, said grad-
uation felt surreal to her.
"We worked so very hard throughout our four years at FAMU, and on Dec.
10, it all paid off," said Jeter, an Atlanta, Ga. native. "FAMU taught me to be a pre-
server. I made sure my nephews were a part of the experience with me, and hope-
fully, it will encourage them to attend FAMU one day. Donna Brazile's words were
insightful. Brazile embodies wisdom and I'm glad she shared her story with us."
FAMU President James H. Ammons presented Brazile with the President's
Award. He later encouraged the graduates to make their marks on the world.
"Go out and change the world," said Ammons.

Martin Luther King III to Keynote FAMU's MLK

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. Florida A&M University (FAMU) will host its
annual Martin Luther King Convocation on Tuesday, January 11,,2011 at 10:10 a.m.
the Alfred Lawson Jr. Multipurpose Center and Teaching Gymnasium. This year's
keynote speaker is Martin Luther King III, son of slain civil rights leader Martin
Luther King Jr.
As the oldest son of the late Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King,
Martin Luther King III is carrying the torch lit by both of his parents into the 21st
century. His dedication to creating and implementing strategic nonviolent action to
rid the world of social, political and economic injustice has propelled him to the
forefront as one of the nation's most ardent advocates for the poor, the oppressed
and the disillusioned.
In 1986, King was elected to political office as an at-large representative
of more than 700,000 residents of Fulton County, Ga. His tenure on the Board of
Commissioners was marked by strong ethics legislation, purification of the coun-
ty's natural water resources, legislation regulating minority business participation in
public contracting and stringent hazardous waste disposal requirements.
King is committed to the personal and educational development of youth and
has initiated several programs throughout the years to support and nurture young
Among them are the King Summer Intern Program designed to provide
employment opportunities for high school students; Hoops for Health- a charity
basketball game held to increase public awareness of newborns suffering the affects
of substance abuse; and A Call to Manhood an annual event designed to unite
young African-American males with positive adult role models. One of King's
ongoing collaborations is with the annual Kindness and Justice Challenge sponsored
by Do Something, Inc.
In the 1980's, King was incarcerated for protesting against injustices in
South Africa and for the release of freedom fighter Nelson Mandela. Throughout the
1990s, King continued the fight for justice by addressing the moral and political
dilemmas of Haiti, Nigeria, Australia, and Sierra Leone. He has led protests against
the biased digital divide in the field of technology and has spoken to the United
Nations on behalf of individuals living with the challenges of AIDS. In the spring
of 2001, King hosted a series on the Wisdom Network cable channel titled "The
Wisdom of Dreams." The programs highlighted stories of individuals who were able
to achieve extraordinary feats by steadfastly pursuing their dreams.
In 2003, King co-sponsored the 40th Anniversary of the historic March On
Washington with human rights organizations from across the country. His experi-
ences as a committed son of the civil rights movement give him a unique perspec-
tive concerning critical problems facing our nation and world. In 2006 King found-
ed the organization called Realizing the Dream and conducted a four-month long lis-
tening and learning tour on poverty in America. The program focus is three fold:
economic development, youth leadership development, and nonviolence education,
training and technical assistance programs.
King received his bachelor of arts degree in political science from
Morehouse College, and is the recipient of numerous awards and several honorary
degrees. In addition to being the president and chief executive officer of The Martin
Luther King, Jr. Center in Atlanta, Ga., King is married to Arndrea Waters King and


DECEMBER 18, 2010




C The Togs and Jogs of Christmas
Do you write to Santa Claus or visit him to give a big hint about what you would
like for Christmas? Maybe your list is a little longer this year because you've been
extra good all year long? What is the special toy that you have your eye on?
Choo! Choooo! Trains run around the bottom of Christmas trees. Red, fur-robed list
Santas wind-up and walk. Reindeer have red, blinking noses. Bells jingle and ring!
Toy carolers whir and sing! A Christmas toy can bring a lot of joy! dolls horns
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So be good for goodness sake Better not pout, I'm telling you why
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Better not pout I'm telling you why
Santa Claus is coming' to town

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December 18, 2010


Vol. 1, No. 5

Si' I

Serial Killer Confesses
to More Murders

41-year-old Alfred Gaynor, who is
currently serving consecutive life sen-
tences for the rapes and murders of
four women, recently confessed to
two more murders that took place in
Gaynor told a jury that he raped
and killed another woman and left her
infant daughter to starve to death next
to her body. Destiny Smith, the 22-
month-old child, died of starvation
and dehydration next to her 20-year-
old mother inside of their locked
Gaynor's nephew, Paul Fickling,
was the child's father and had been
convicted of both their murders prior to Gaynor's confession.
Gaynor reported that he had been drinking heavily and was high on crack cocaine
when he visited Amy Smith's apartment with the intention of robbing her. When she
would not give him any money, he attacked her. Gaynor's former lawyer admitted that
Gaynor had confessed these crimes to her but she was not free to disclose the informa-
tion due to attorney-client privacy at the time.
Gaynor's admission came as a part of a court filing by Fickling's attorney to free his
client, but it is not clear whether Fickling will be cleared after all. The jury convicted
him because there was evidence pointing to him as the murderer, as well as the ques-
tions that arose as to why Gaynor would merely sit in silence as he watched his nephew
get convicted for the heinous murders.

Man Charged In
McDonald's Shooting
According to Jacksonville authorities, a man who stands

INesta Walker

degree murder, robbery and fl

accused of killing a McDonald's employee claims that the
victim was his accomplice in a robbery attempt and the
shooting was an accident.
Raynold Orelus was trying to help keep his boss from
being robbed when he was shot twice in the chest by Nesta
Walker, according to witnesses. Walker had been after a bank
deposit bag containing $3,000.
Despite his claims, Walker has been found guilty of first-

White Man Serves Only 43 Days in
Jail For Hate Attack on Black


A white man who beat a black woman in front of
her child at a Georgia Cracker Barrel restaurant was re-
leased early from jail.
After Troy West allegedly punched young mother
Tasha Hill in the face before kicking her repeatedly after
she fell to the ground, all while yelling racial epithets, he
was only sentenced to six months in prison.
He plead guilty to misdemeanor charges and still
ended up serving less than half of his sentence.
According to the Worth County Sheriff's Office,
West's involvement with community service contributed
greatly to his early release, as West received two days of
credit for every day he painted trailers for the county's
Public Works Department.
Tasha Hill, who according to her lawyer is now
suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, is under-
standably distressed. Her lawyer claims that someone that
abuses animals gets more time than what West has served.


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Protect your valuables.

Sometimes, the comllfort of an office enll-
ronment0 c111 lead to coilllplaceln\ D)ul't let
your ui- ird do\\ in .|iIt bec.ilSe \ Ou'Ire it \ oi k

Office thefts 1idJke Lp O\e i 11hal1 of the
c frimes di.i occur ii tlie cit\. T1he c Clller i l'ie-
quienitl\ occur di mllll, ie ili businei 1 hon10
Tlie\ e< often center an office buil Idini unde tilie
prete\t of legitit ate business to perpetrate suicli
crimes. The\ cJn enter .1 building disguised ais
a CO rLIler. confTrctor, tourist, or \'I1 iso. Jld colli-
fortabl\ roam the halls a nd elntei looms

Office personnel anrd building securlt\
should be alert and aware of people entering
building at all times. To help office residents
prevent crime and reduce these types of thefts,
follow these suggestions.

Enhancing Office Security on a Management

* Make sure you have some type of perimeter
security in the building. Leaving the building
unattended leaves employees' belonging vul-

* Require all employees to wear some type of
building-specific identification, which will need
to be show when entering a building.

* Require every visitor to wear a date-specific
badge around the building and/or office space.
This would include all persons not employed
with the company.

* Know the nature of the business of each visi-

* Create a code word for the front desk or man-
agement office for alerting security of an emer-


* lnsitall a panlic button.

* lInstII r c Cil LIIIt'y cJmel s lnl tli et Jreas

Ensuring l-Fmiplo'ee Security

IOffce .Cteil\ i, e e\0,ine' business. Since
rllall\ ellploIIes sc pellid rO1ei \\ lki'llg kII e1 inl
thcl1 of ftices tt the do thelt homes. it's eas,
to be lulled into i false sense of securiity about
the irea :-iroud \ ou.r desk .lust because there
haven't been an\ thefts doesn't mean there
don't t be one A thiefonly needs to openone un-
locked door and see one unattended desk to
steal a wallet, a laptop, petty cash, or any other
item found around an office.

Employees should be sure to secure their
own work spaces at all times. A thief only needs
a few minutes alone to find valuables that are
not safely stored. Here are some tips to help
protect yourself and your valuables:

* Purses and other items of value should be
stored in a secured area AT ALL TIMES. Hid-
ing a handbag under the desk or in a drawer
isn't always enough most thieves know these
common hiding spaces.

* Do not leave laptop computers unattended in
your office, at a meeting, or in your car.

* If possible, laptop computers should be
locked to the desk; handheld devices should be
stored properly. Serial numbers for any portable
electronic devices should be recorded.

* Have all your office equipment engraved.with
an identifier; this may make it easier to retrieve
property if it is stolen.

* Store petty cash in a locked space at all times.
Keep detailed records of who has access to the
petty cash.

Monitoring Security in Parking Lots and

When going to the parking lot or garage
area, try to use the buddy system. A carpool is
a great example of a buddy system that will also
help you save on gas expenses. If carpooling
isn't an option, take other precautions. Don't
walk alone if you feel unsafe in an area. Ask a
member of your staff or security to assist you
to your car. Have your keys ready so you can
quickly unlock your car door.

Informing Staff About Office Safety

* Post office safety reminders throughout the
building it keeps office residents alert and
serves as a deterrent to potential thieves.

* Report all suspicious individuals to the office
management or security.


December 18, 2010


ssSHH! From Actual Police Reports

Did You Hear About?...

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LICENSE A police officer con-
ducted a late afternoon traffic stop on I
the off-ramp from northbound 1-295 I
to Old St. Augustine Road. The black
pick-up truck that pulled over to the
side of the road without hesitation L .
had Florida tags that were expired. -

The officer explained to the \S
driver that he had been pulled over ..
due to the expired tags and requested
the man's driver's license. The driver
freely admitted to the officer that his license was no good, having ex-
pired almost ten years prior.

When the officer checked the license, it was revealed that the
driver had five separate suspensions on the license, as well as two ac-
tive warrants for his arrest from the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.

The officer transported the driver to jail without incident, and
his truck was towed.

BURGLARY Police were dispatched to 12th street in reference to a
burglary at a local business.

Upon their arrival, the officer was approached by the complain-
tant and employee in the store who told the officer that he was the one
who discovered the establishment
had been burglarized.

According to the employee, the
entire incident had been recorded by
the surveillance camera. An un-
known suspect had pried open a win-
dow and made off with some cash.

A neighborhood canvass was not
conducted due to the business being
in an isolated area. The case thus far
has not been cleared.

Detectives with the St. Johns County Sheriff's Office
Robbery/Homicide Unit are seeking a male subject in connec-
tion with an attempted robbery of a S.R. 312 business (CVS)
early this (Friday) morning. Deputies responded to the business
at 2:15 a.m. in reference to an attempted robbery.

The 42-year old male employee told deputies that the male
suspect came into the store and purchased a lollipop. Following
the purchase the victim stated that the suspect ordered him to
open the drawer. When the victim asked him "why" the suspect
threatened him and implied that he had a weapon although it
was not seen. The suspect then reached over the counter,
grabbed the phone and threw it at the victim. He then walked to
the adjacent counter, jumped over it and began to chase the
victim who was able to run away.

The suspect then walked out of the store. There were no in-
juries reported.

The suspect was described as a black male with short hair and
wearing a white longsleeve
Under Armor shirt and black jogging pants. A search of the area
did not locate the suspect.

Anyone with any information concerning the identity of this sub-
ject is asked to contact Robbery/Homicide Detectives with the
St. Johns County Sheriff's Office at (904) 824-8304. You can
also remain anonymous and possibly be eligible for a cash re-
ward by calling CrimeStoppers of N.E. Florida at 1-(888) 277-
TIPS (8477). You can also email tips to: crimetips@sjso.org.

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Name: Bancroft Whitely
Age: 51
Offense: Assault w/ Deadly Weapon

Name: Kent Daniels Name: Alihandro Pittman Name: Orlando Richardson
Age: 28 Age: 39 Age: 48
Offense: Probation Violation Offense: Drug Trafficking Offense: Child Molestation

Name: Staci Pearson
Age: 41
Offense: Fraud

Name: Howard Hagans Name: Eunice Anthony Name: Brandon Johnson Name: Michael Rease Name: Eric Saint-Louis Name: Jermery Daniel
Age: 69 Age: 40 Age: 18 Age: 41 Age: 24 Age: 24
Offense: Probation Violation Offense: Larceny, Fraud Offense: Kidnapping Offense: Parole Violation Offense: Felony Forgery Offense: Drive w/out License

Name: Willie Bolden Name: Kenneth Coley
Age: 37 Age: 51
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Name: Theodore Floyd Name: Makur Abiar Name: Ronnie Abraham Name: Carey Adams
Age: 39 Age: 31 Age: 50 Age: 42
Offense: Lewdness w/Child Offense: Statutory Rape Offense: Rape Offense: Child Molestation

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Party Animal
Randy "Slim" Bell was notorious for the outrageous parties he would throw in swanky beach-front condos, post-
ing photos of the bashes on his Facebook page. Trouble was, none of the condos belonged to him and he had
caused thousands of dollars in damage to the homes. Bell now faces charges of burglary, grand theft and felony
criminal mischief.

Sleeping on the Job
An Orlando, Florida homeowner told police that someone had broken into his home several times a few days in a
row, but he wasn't sure what, if anything, had been stolen. When police showed up to investigate, they found a
side door forced open and a 17-year-old sleeping on the floor inside of the man's home. The boy was charged
with burglary and taken to a juvenile detention center.

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Cracks in the Story
A Florida man was pulled over for speeding when police smelled marijuana and performed a search on him. Offi-
cers were surprised to find a bag of weed and a bag of crack cocaine tucked inside of his butt cheeks. The man
told police that the weed was his, but definitely not the crack. He was busted for drug possession anyway.

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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Man Shot By Police in St. Johns

A shootout ensued after police were called in to re-
spond to a domestic violence call at a home off West Vivian
Three deputies arrived at the home and were met by
an enraged man who stormed onto the front porch and
opened fire. The deputies, who had been previously warned
that the man may have been armed with a weapon, engaged
No deputies were harmed by the gunfire, but the as-
sailant was shot in the upper chest and shoulder or amn, ac-
cording to investigators. All three deputies fired at least one
round. One of them was actually familiar with the shooter.
There were two other people inside of the house at
the time of the shooting who also were unharmed. Police
are not releasing names or any other infonnation about these
individuals because they are associated with a domestic vi-
olence case.
The gunman was taken to Flagler Hospital, where
he was treated for his wounds. He is expected to live and
will be charged in the case.
The deputies were not named but will be on tempo-
rary administrative leave as is usual in officer-involved

Florida Sheriff's Son Arrested
On Drug Charge

The son of Donald Fleming, the sheriff of Flagler
County, was recently arrested and charged with possession
of a controlled substance without a prescription.
The 34-year-old had been stopped at the intersection
of Palm Harbor Parkway and Colorado Drive in Palm Coast
late Thursday afternoon. Police found five Xanax pills
tucked inside a cigarette package in the car. When Fleming
could not produce a prescription for the drugs, he was
hauled off to the Flagler County Inmate Facility, where he
is being held on a $1,000 bond.
The sheriff told the media that he believes the arrest
may have saved his son's life.

Jacksonville Prosecutors Drop Yet Another
Murder Charge

The State Attorney's Office has been dropping charges left and right against
individuals awaiting trial for murder.
For the second time in a month, various inconsistencies in witness statements
led to the dismissal of a murder case, most recently with 32-year-old Jerry Bryan
Drake, who had been in jail for a year awaiting trial for charges of second-degree
murder and home invasion robbery.
Last month, prosecutors dropped two first-degree murder counts against
Cedric Cutter, 30, who had been in jail two years.
Earlier this month, attempted murder charges were dropped against 46-year-
old Kenneth D. Dozier, after his victims confessed just before the trial that they had
made up part of their stories. They are now charged with perjury.
Despite growing concern that this is becoming commonplace, prosecutors say
that they do not see a trend, insisting that these cases are isolated and that in many
more cases the witnesses remain consistent and the cases move forward.
In the case of Jerry Drake, who had been accused of murdering his upstairs
neighbor, Corey Levar Formey, 32, prosecutors were forced to drop the case because
the eyewitness made contradictory statements and other witnesses changed their ac-
counts. Additionally, there was no physical evidence linking the man to the homicide,
as the evidence had deteriorated to the point that prosecutors could not establish proof
beyond a reasonable doubt.
Drake's girlfriend, 40-year-old Valorie Deonne Grant, was charged as an ac-
cessory and pleaded guilty last week to witness tampering. She was sentenced to time

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Slain Father Survived By 3 Children
-,- t -Multiple gunshots rang out Monday morning at
the Willow Lakes Apartments in the 7700 block of
Hare Avenue in Jacksonville, leaving two young men
Police detectives are investigating the shooting
which occurred around 7am. Residents reported
hearing six shots fired in rapid succession and said
the police that arrived at the scene would not allow
anyone to leave their apartments.
After the shots were fired, a black female came
Dimario Briggs out of one of the units screaming at the top of her
lungs. It is not known if she was related to the inci-
Police found two men in their early 20s shot dead inside an apartment, as well
as a woman who was unhurt. According to authorities, she is not considered a suspect.
Dimario Briggs was one of the men who was killed, leaving behind three young
children. His family members told police that he did not live in the apartment and there-
fore were not sure why he was there at the time. Briggs had been arrested several times
on charges of domestic battery and drug-related crimes.

Georgia Boy Who Killed Sister Not

A teenage boy who shot his sister to death will not be charged for the inci-
dent, according to Albany, Ga. authorities.
15-year-old Thomas Lunsford, who is men-
tally disabled, had been playing with the family
rifle Tuesday when he shot his sister in the neck
and killed her.
According to Greg Blackmon of the
Dougherty County District Attorney's office, the
shooting has been ruled an accident because the
rifle had a safety that had not been installed prop-
Both parents had been at work at the time of
the shooting, but Blackmon told the media that there were two other teen relatives
in the house. It is not known if these individuals had also been witnesses to the ac-
cident. No one else was injured during the shooting.

Blackmon also said that the parents will also not be charged.

Arrests Made in Jax Theft


Two Jacksonville men who had previously
made off with $100,000 worth of electronics from retail
stores across northeast Florida were arrested Sunday.
Napoleon Hillman, 41, and Marquis Sibley, 32,
were caught by a deputy on routine patrol in the Wal-
mart parking lot on Cypress Point Parkway in Palm
Coast, as one of the men matched the description of a
suspect wanted in connection with the theft of six Xbox
game systems from the store on Friday.
As the officer watched, the man went inside of
the store, where a power outage that affected the light-
ing caused store management to place store personnel
at the entrances and exits of the store to check the re-
ceipts of exiting customers.
The man returned from the store with a woman
and went to the White Ford Crown Victoria he had ar-
rived in. Another couple was waiting for them. They
drove off and were about to leave the parking lot when
they were stopped by police a Wa'mart security offi-
cer positively identified the two men in the car as hav-
ing stolen $1,800 worth of X-Box systems in
The thieves were most likely selling the pilfered
electronic goods they stole from stores from Jack-
sonville to Sanford on the black market. It is not yet
known how much jail time either of them will receive,
or if their accomplices will be charged.
A charged.

Napolean Hillman (L) and Marquis Sibley (R)

December 18. 2010



Last Seen: Dec 6, 2010
City: Jacksonville, FL
Description: Black male, 17y/o, 5'8", 1651bs, black hair, brown eyes.

Last Seen: Oct 31, 2010
City: Jacksonville, FL
Description: Black female, 16y/o, 5'9",
May have traveled to Orange Park, Fl.

2101bs, black hair, brown eyes.

Last Seen: Apr 21, 2010
City: Decatur, GA
Description: Black male, 17y/o, 5'5", 1251bs, black hair, brown eyes.
May still be in local area. His ears are nierced.

Last Seen: Sep 3, 2010
City: Jonesboro, GA
Description: Black female, 17y/o 5'1", 1501bs, black hair, brown eyes.
Has red hair highlights and a scar on her right cheek.


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