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The most important question that has not been asked about the Friday Cleveland Arms JSO killing is why in the world would a judge issue a warrant to authorize a raid on a low income crowded 200 unit apartment complex at 5 p.m. in the afternoon? Everyone knows that this is the time of day when kids are home from school, residents, who work are home or arriving home; a recipe for maximum collateral damage. What was the urgency? Why put so many innocent lives at risk? Apparently, the white policemen who arrived, at the complex, dressed in black with masks on did not care about the potential endangerment of the innocent lives of the residents. Again, what was the need to raid a crowded low income black apartment complex, at 5:20 p.m., on a hot afternoon when most of the residents would be outside and exposed to gunfire? If the warrant was for drugs being sold out of the apartment then why wasnt the two other occupants, including the lease holder arrested? And where are they now? We would like to hear their account of what happened when the police broke into the apartment says the citizens of Jacksonville. If the drug raid was set up by the police informant, then why was only a small amount of marijuana and cocaine found in a supposedly drug house? The apartment was under surveillance by the informant. If Mr. Harris, the victim, knew that it was the police at the door, why would he arm himself to protect a small amount of cocaine and marijuana? The police said Mr. Harris had a warrant from Ohio, but Mr. Harris sister said that her brother was reporting regularly to his probation officer here in Jacksonville. Why is the outrage only coming from the apartment residents? Where was the NAACP, SCLC, the Urban League, the Human Rights Commission, Mad Dads and the religious community? And for that matter, where was the mayor, Councilman Reggie Brown, the councilman at large and State Representative? Not only was a man killed but hundreds of men, women and childrens lives were unnecessarily put at great risk. As of Saturday, March 20th none of the above had visited the Cleveland Arms to speak with the residents who were traumatized by the police commando attack that killed Mr. Harris. The only group that showed concern was the New Black Panthers. They say the act was puzzling. Jacksonvilles police involved shootings are troubling. The shooting and killing of a man in the Cleveland Arms Apartment by the police is the third police shooting this year. Last year there were eight, four of which ended in a death. In 2009 there were 15 with nine fatal, preceded by 28 with 14 fatal in 2008 and 19 with nine fatal in 2007. yyy0vjghnqtkfcuvct0eqo Nqqmkpi"hqt"ewuvqogtu"vq"rcvtqpk|g"{qwt dwukpguu"qt"wvknk|g"{qwt"ugtxkeguA"Kh"{qw cpuygtgf"[GU."vjgp"{qw"pggf"vq"rnceg"cp"cf kp"Vjg"Hnqtkfc"qt"Igqtikc"Uvct#""ECNN ;261988/::56"vq"rnceg"{qwt"cf"VQFC[## Check, Money Order, Or Credit Cards Accepted PQTVJGCUV"HNQTKFC‘U"QNFGUV."NCTIGUV."OQUV"TGCF"CHTKECP"COGTKECP"QYPGF"PGYURCRGT K P U K F G Editorial....................A-2 Church....................A-3 Lifestyle..................A-4 State-National..................A-5 Entertainment..............B-3 Prep Rap................BPR1-4 Local.....................B-1 Columns...................B-2 Sports....................B-4 Crime & Justice......A..C&J Classified & Business... 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Vjg""Igqtikc"Uvct# Korcev"Tcfkq 32709"("CO3582 *;26+"988/::56 Yjcv‘u"ykvj"Eqr"Mknnkpi tckf"fwtkpi"rtkog"vkogA Vjg"Ektewu / Eqng"Dtqvjgtu."DtwpuykemVjg"oqxkg/"JQR"/"Tgigpe{"Us0"LcemuqpxknngVjg"Rnc{/"Jckt"Urtc{."Cnjcodtc Jgtdgtv"Jcttku."mknngf Oc{qt‘u"cpf"vyq"cv/nctig"twp qhh""tcegu"kpenwfg"Dncemu HTGG"VKEMGVUUgg"kpukfg"/"Ecnn<""*;26+"988/::56 Even on Tuesday morning, it was predicted that Alvin Brown would end in 3rd or 4th place in the race for Mayor of Jacksonville. But he did not. Alvin had many supporters from around the country who praised his work and love for his community, including President Clinton, congressmen, mayors and many others. In fact, the famed attorney Willie Gary drove to Jacksonville Monday just to support him on Impact radio-The Florida Star. Another surprise was the fact that Donald Foy of Mad Dads, with very little money running against many, came in first place for City Council at-large, Group 5 and Kimberly Daniels who is a pastor with no political experience and who advised all of her past life style, came in second place against Republican and attorney, David Taylor for City Council at Large for Group 1. All of the candidates feel they have the ability to create jobs for Jacksonville. Alvin has shown that he has the experience to do such. Donald Foy has shown through Mad Dads that he knows how to work with the community; Daniels says her military experience has provided her with the ability to manage budgets. Each of the candidates are reaching for support from the community and are asking that the citizens of Jacksonville go out and vote. Voting numbers were low Tuesday so they are begging the citizens to utilize their rights to vote. America is going through hard times and we are facing problems that we never dreamed of. Get out and vote on May 17, 2011. This election is a very serious city election. Gnk|cdgvj"Vc{nqt."mpqyp"cu"qpg"qh"vjg"oquv"dgcwvkhwn"kp vjg"yqtnf."fkgf"Ygfpgufc{"qh"eqpiguvkxg"jgctv"hcknwtg0 Hkxg"[gct"Qnf"Rtc{u"cv vjg"Dcdkgu"Dcrvkuo Kuckcj"Lcemuqp"rtc{u"cv"Rqvvgtu"Jqwug."Fcnncu."VZ You can hear Isaiah Jackson pray all over the Internet by just putting in his name since he has touched the lives of people throughout the world as he prays at an infant Christian baptism at Potters House, Pastor T. D. Jakes, Dallas, Texas. Jackson declares and decree that these infants will be anointed by God; have power to lay hands on the sick so that they will recover; never be broke in their life; have wisdom, knowledge and understanding, and be equipped to receive multi-million dollar deals, ideas and inventions and that God empower them from the crown of their heads to the soul of their feet. Watch him. Vjg"%3"Fkxc"Rcuugu"cv"9; Ms. Elizabeth Taylor, shown above with 49-year-old African American millionaire, and manager of Janet Jackson, Sterling Winters, decided that he would not become her 9th husband though she loved him very much. He was with her to the end. Ms. Taylor had a strong friendship with Michael Jackson, fought hard for the civil rights of Blacks in the U.S. and was the first to take on the fight to help those with AIDS since President Reagan would not take a stand. The violent color eyes beauty was an Academy Award recipient who started in movies very young. She was much loved. She loved jewelry and her perfumes. ‰Rwnn"[qwt"Rcpvu"Wr“"Ngikuncvkqp Rcuugu"Htqo"Ugpcvg"kp"Hnqtkfc Legislation that will prohibit students from wearing clothing that exposes their undergarments or that indecently exposes their body parts while at school could soon become the law in Florida. Senate Bill 228 was passed unanimously by the Senate on Thursday. Senator Siplin said the bill is designed to teach our children discipline and respect for themselves and others. This pro-family, pro-education, pro-jobs legislation,Ž said Senator Siplin, is necessary to put the focus on learning in the classroom. By creating an atmosphere of professionalism, we can eliminate inappropriate dress as one of the many distractions in public schools today.Ž The bill is now working its way through the House and is slated to committee stop in the PreK-12 Appropriations Subcommittee. Cnxkp"Dtqyp"ykvj"ykhg"cpf"uqpu"Vwgufc{00 """""""""""""""""""""fmpowell3

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AUTHOR UNKNOWNI don't think anyone was under some real illusion that the election of Barack Obama actually means the end of racism in America I'm pretty sure that the president-elect knew it better than anyone. After all, he saw it every day, from the moment he announced his candidacy. To some degree, he saw it within his own party during the primaries. And he saw it in all ugliness during the general election. For half of this country, he was "That One". No matter how big and clear his victory was. No matter how smart he is. No matter how decent he is. No matter what a true patriot he is. No matter how optimistic and positive his vision for America was. All that didn't matter. Because at the end of the day, he was still black. I'm quite old. I remember, vaguely, where my parents were on November 22, 1963. I've seen so many presidents. Some were feared, some were hated, some were adored, some popular and some not. But all of them, without exception, were treated with the highest respect deserving the office of the president of the United States That is until a black man won the right to occupy this office. It's been 13 months now, and in the eyes of so many, Barack Obama is still that one. He is being disrespected and at the same time being held to the highest standard of any president I've ever seen … and not just by the Republican side! He has to perform three times better than any president in history, and even that may not be enough. For the media, he is many more times just "Obama" than "President Obama". They create scandals out of nothing issues. It took them at least 6 years to start giving Bush a small part of the shit he deserved. It took them 6 months to begin crap all over Obama because he's yet to fix the catastrophe that was left for him. They use condescending tones when they talk about him, and only mildly less condescending when they talk TO him. With anyone else, CNN wouldn't dare go to commercials every time the president speaks, like they did during that summit on Thursday. They wouldn't dare be counting how many minutes George Bush or Bill Clinton were talking. Chris Mathews wouldn't dare make an issue out of Ronald Regan calling members of congress by their first name, like he is not actually the president. They fully cooperate with the Right-Wing smear machine when it comes to president Obama's national security performance … even if almost every independent and military expert actually thinks that he's a terrific Commander-in-Chief. You'll never see them on TV, and virtually no one from the Left, in congress and outside, defend the president on this matter. I don't care about the Far-Right. They're just crazy ignorant Neanderthals. It's the way the beltway and the mainstream treats this president that is shocking. On Thursday, almost every Republican had no trouble interrupting him in the middle of a sentence. They looked like they're going to vomit every time they had to say "Mr. president". They all had this EricCantor-Smirk whenever he spoke. Then they went out and started to spit their stupid talking points, to the delight of the media. Sarah Palin, a woman who can hardly read, thinks that he was "arrogant" towards John McCain, and somehow this is an important news. Because you see, "Obama's Arrogance" is the talking point of the day. Oh, those talking points. He is arrogant (because he knows the facts better than all of them combined). He is an elitist (because he uses big words that they don't understand). He is weak on national security (because he actually thinks about the consequences). He divides the country (well, he did that the day he had the audacity to win the election). Worst of all, he actually thinks that he's the president. He even dared to say so on Thursday. How arrogant of him. You'd think that previous presidents didn't have any ego. Somehow it turned out that the one president who treats even his biggest opponents with the utmost respect … is the arrogant one. I wonder why? I expected that his winning the Presidency would bring out some ugliness, but it's been far worse than I imagined. The racism coming from the Right is obviously clear and shameless, but there's also some hidden and maybe subconscious and disturbing underline tone behind some of the things that I read here and throughout the Left blogosphere, even before the end of Obama's first year 'He's weak, he's spineless, he's got no balls, primary him in 2012'. It'll be dishonest to deny that. The fact is that for millions in America Barack Obama is this uppity black man (Not even a "real" black), who received good education only due to affirmative action, and has no right to litter the sacred Oval Office with his skin color. They just can't accept the fact that the president is a black man, who unlike his predecessor, was actually legally elected. But what's really sad is that it's not just the fringe, its deep deep in mainstream America Barack Obama's ability to remain above all this slob, to keep his optimism and his strange and mostly unjustified faith in people, while continuing to gracefully deal with an endless shitstorm … is one of the most inspiring displays of human quality I have ever seen. And I can only hope that the Cosmos is on his side because God is and He never makes a mistake. Oqtg"dtcpf"pgy"nkxg"nqecn"vcnm vjcp"qp"cp{"qvjgt"tcfkq uvcvkqp#Ejgem"qwvHO"32709""/"YJLZPqtvj"Hnqtkfc"("Uqwvjgtp"IgqtikcSome of our nqecn"ujqyu include Cpf{ Lqjpuqp Dtqvjgt"Uvcp the Union Man, Vtwem EnctcOeNcwijnkp for The Florida and Georgia Star, Rtqitguukxg"Tqqvu K<"vjg"Kpf{"Owuke Ujqy# Some of our pcvkqpcn"ujqyu" include Gf"Uejwnv|."Vjqo"Jctvocpp"cpf Uvgrjcpkg"Oknngt EDU"Tcfkq"Pgyu"/"Gxgt{"jcnh/jqwtEcnn"kp"<""*;26+"786/3:56 Qpnkpg< yyy0tcfkqhtgglcz0eqo Rtqitguukxg"Vcnm"Tcfkq"/"46"jqwtu fckn{0""Cnn"rtqitcou"ctg"uvtgcogf qp"vjg"ygdYcpv"vq"CfxgtvkugA""Ecnn<""*;26+"78:/298; PAGE A-2THE STAR MARCH 26 2011 Founded In April 1951 By Eric O. Simpson First African American Inducted Into The Florida Press Hall Of Fame OPINION --CLARA JACKSON McLAUGHLIN OWNER/PUBLISHER LONZIE LEATH, RINETTA M. FEFIE MANAGEMENT ERIC LEE, DIRECTOR SALE,S & MARKETING G. 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JACKSONVILLE, FL (AREA DEATHS)ARNOLD Marvin, 87, died March 20, 2011. BARTLEY James Kenneth, died March 20, 2011. BELL Baby Boy, Aden T., died March 13, 2011. BROOKS Gregory, died March 15, 2011. BROWN Beverly Marie Johnson, died March 17, 2011. BROWN Wayne George, 66, died March 17, 2011. DOUGLAS Dorothy Jean, 80, died March 19, 2011. DURICK, William, 68, died March 20, 2011. ELLIS Lois Ferrell, died March 20, 2011. GARDENER James, died March 18, 2011. GREENE Erin, died March 17, 2011. HAIGLER Roosevelt, died March 18, 2011. HARRIS, Herbert E., Jr., 29, died March 17, 2011. HATCH Arthur Rudolph, 85, died March 21, 2011. HOGAN Helen, 89, died March 20, 2011. JONES Janie J., 85, died March 19, 2011. KILGO Gwendolyn, 89, died March 18, 2011. LLOYD Gabriel W., died March 14, 2011. LUGO-CUMBA Efrain, 57, died March 17, 2011. MURPHY Gertie, 90, died March 21, 2011. PICKETT James, 61, died March 19, 2011. PRINE Robert, died March 18, 2011. RICHERT Sharon, 59, died March 18, 2011. RUSSELL Rachel Collins, 93, died March 20, 2011. SCOTT Lester, 73, died March 21, 2011. Alphonso West Mortuary, Inc. SHERMAN, Dorothy, 53, died March 18, 2011. SWANNER Olan James, 88, died March 19, 2011. TATE Stephen Clay, 41, died March 19, 2011. THIELE Jennie, 88, died March 18, 2011. TYLER David, died March 19, 2011. WALLACE Kathleen, 89, died March 20, 2011. WELLS Sammy E., 55, died March 19, 2011. ~*~GEORGIA DEATHS ASHLEY Precious B., 71, died March 21, 2011. BAGGS Edward, died March 20, 2011. BENNETT Shirley A., died March 18, 2011. BOGGS Edward, died March 20, 2011. CONEY Barbara, died March 21, 2011. GRANT Joell Devon, died March 17, 2011. GRANT Myles N., died MARCH17, 2011. HILL Frances, died Monday 21, 2011. HOGAN Helen, 89, died March 20, 2011. LIVESAY Loraine A., 99, died March 22, 2011. SIMMONS Vanessa, died March 18, 2011. WHEELER William Greegory Greg,Ž 46, died March 22, 2011. Historic Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church 201 East Beaver St. (904) 355-9475 Rev. Pearce Edwing, Sr. Sunday Worship Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10:00 a.m. Church School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8:30 p.m. Wednesday Glory HourŽ Bible Study . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10:00 a.m. Jehovah JirehŽ Bible Study . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6:30 p.m. 2nd & 4th Thursday Young at Heart Ministry . . . . . .10:00 a.m. Friday Joy Explosion Ministry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6:30 p.m. The Church DirectoryCome and Worship With UsŽ New Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church1824 Prospect Street Jacksonville, FL 32208Sunday School ƒ..............ƒƒƒƒƒƒ..9:30 a.m. Sunday Morning Intercessory Prayer...............ƒ..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. Elder Arnitt Jones, Acting Pastor Rev. Joe Calhoun, Pastor Emeritus (904) 764-5727 Church GREATER EL-BETHEL DIVINE HOLINESS CHURCHThe Church Where Everybody Is SomebodyŽBishop Lorenzo Hall., Pastor Street Address: 723 W. 4th St. Jacksonville, Florida 32209 Mailing Address: P.O. Box 3575, Jacksonville, Florida 32206Church Telephone: (904) 359-0661 Home: (904) 358-8932 Cell: 710-1586Sunday School.......................................................................................9:30 a.m. Morning Worship.................................................................................11:00 a.m. Tuesday................................................Prayer Meeting & Bible Study,7:00 p.m. Thursday...............................................................................Joy Night,7:00 p.m.Email: Gospell75@aol.com Website: Greaterelbethel.org Faith In Our CommunitySchedule of Events and ServicesPAGE A-3 THE STAR MARCH 26, 2011 Tune In To IMPACT IMPACTTuesday and Thursday from 8:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.WCGL-AM 1360The Florida Star and Impact Striving To Make A Difference! Clara McLaughlin Host Yvonne Brooks Co-Host CHURCH Paynes Chapel A.M.E. Church2200 Albany Street, P.O. Box 759, Brunswick, GA 31520 (912) 261-9555 Rev. Richard Hutcherson, Pastor Worship Opportunities: Sunday Church School A Life Changing ExperienceŽ . . 9:15 10:55 a.m. Morning Worship Service . . . . . . 11:00 a.m. Church at Study (Weekly Bible Study) Monday Nights . . . . . . . . . . 7:00 8:30 p.m. Join Us as We Study the Word of God and Enrich Our Souls! ADVERTISING DEADLINE: ADVERTISING DEADLINE: For the Church Page For the Church Page Wednesdays @ 2:00 P.M. Wednesdays @ 2:00 P.M. Call: (904) 766-8834 ask for Liz Call: (904) 766-8834 ask for Liz or EMAIL: info@thefloridastar.com or EMAIL: info@thefloridastar.com DEATH NOTICES DEATH NOTICES FELLOWSHIP CONCERTS Central Metropolitan C.M.E. Church4611 North Pearl St., Jacksonville, FL 32206 Ofc (904) 354-7426 Fax (904) 354-0934 Rev. Clarence Kelby Heath, PastorGo ye therefore, and teach all nations, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you; and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.Ž Mathew 28:19-20 Sun Church School 9:30a.m. Sun Morning Worship -10:45 a.m. Tues Eve Bible Study-6:30 p.m. Wed Bible Study-12 Noon Wed Feeding Ministry 2:00 p.m. ~ Worship Service ~ THE SONS OF ALLEN OF THE ALACHUA-CENTRAL DISTRICT have planned an outstanding program for their Bi-monthly Worship experience on Sunday, March 27, 2011 at 4:00 p.m. The Reverend Mose Thomas of A.M.E. Church of The Master, will be the guest speaker. Mr. Joseph Coppock is local president of The Sons of Allen. The Rev. Dr. Marvin C. Zanders, II is the host pastor. All members of The Sons of Allen of The A.M.E. Church of The East Conference, friends and the public are invited to share in this Spirit filled, uplifting service. Call 764-2755 for more information. The church is located at 6910 New Kings Rd. Lion of the Tribe of Judah Ministries, Inc. PASTOR Dr. Sirretta Williams (Temporary services held) 623 Beechwood St., Jacksonville, FL 32206 Sunday School.......10:00 a.m. ~ Sunday Worship .......11:00 a.m. Every 5th Sunday Friends and Family Day Wednesday Bible Study 7:00 p.m. Direct Phone: 904.866.7047 Office Phone: 904.356.4226 Seeing Beyond The Lifestyle To Save A Life Website: www.lottojm.com Listings are due the Tuesday before the next issue. Email submissions preferred. Send to: info@thefloridastar.com Ask Us About OurALPHONSO WEST MORTUARY, INC.4409 Soutel Dr. Jacksonville, FL 32208 Tel: (904) 766-9671 Fax: (904) 766-2354 DIRECTORSDeborah West Alphonso West Jacqueline Y. Bartley If there had been a death in your family yesterday, what would you be doing today?FAMILY OWNED AND OPERATED Since 1988Pre-Need ForeThought Funeral Planning ProgramIm sorry to have to tell you this...Ž ANNOUNCEMENTS THE MACEDONIAN CALL If you are retired, perhaps you feel left out on Sunday Mornings, or you were waiting for that perfect opportunity to give a helping hand. We need you. Sunday School Teachers! There are (6) positions opened RIGHT NOW Come my brother, my sister and help us. A starter baptist church, north side of town. Call now at (904) 713-8810. Your decision is OUR GAIN The 5th Annual Power Awards' "You Are The Power Concert" Featuring Chrisette Michele, Trin-itee 5:7 and Brian Courtney Wilson to Be Held at the Historic Apollo Theater in New York City on Friday, May 6. Most Powerful Voices Compilation Features Music by Kim Burrell, Trin-i-tee 5:7, Vanessa Bell Armstrong, Brian Courtney Wilson, Micah Stampley and Winners of the Most Powerful Voices Gospel Music Competition. Music World Gospel Partners with the American Heart Association and GMC (Gospel Music Channel) for Gospel Competition. The 5th Annual Power Awards Weekend will also include the Power Networking Presentation's "Traits for Success" on Saturday, May 7 at the Intercontinental New York Times Square Hotel, with keynote speaker Mathew Knowles. A portion of the proceeds from the CD will benefit the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's (AHA/ASA) Power To End Stroke Movement.

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L L IFE IFE S S TYLE TYLE A4 C M Y K Socially SpeakingBy Betty Asque Davis / Photos by J. Carl Davis, Sr. Theres Always Something Happening On The First CoastŽ Theres Always Something Happening On The First CoastŽPAGE A-4THE STAR MARCH 26, 2011(Unless otherwise specified) Thank you for sharing your events and stories for the column each week! Because of you readers are there with you each week. Fo r column entries you may contact me directly at 904-571-1182, Toll Free Fax 866-488-6407 or by e-mail at: badavis@watsonrealtycorp.com SEE YOU IN THE PAPER SEE YOU IN THE PAPER ! WHY WE SHOULD CONTINUE TO CELEBRATE BLACK HISTORY MONTH!!! (Editors Note: When I received this I thought it should be shared BEFORE 2012. The writer, Mrs. Gwendolyn Lang Jones is a First Coast/New Berlin native, now living in Los Angeles, California.)A great philosopher once stated If you dont know your history, you are likely to repeat it.Ž With this in mind, I reflected on my past, a similar path for which many of you have traveled. As a little Negro girl born and raised in the south in a cesspool of overt ignorance, bitterness, hatred, and outright racism, I was taught to love God, to do unto others as I would have them do unto me, and I was also taught invaluable techniques for survival in such a horrid environment. Along the way, I was victimized by the Colored and white water fountains, riding in the back of the bus, having to use the bathroom prior to going downtown to shop, because there may not be a restroom to accommodate me, eating before leaving home or being certain to carry a sandwich along to prevent inevitable hunger pains, as we could not enter a restaurant or be served at a lunch counter. Those adjustments were necessary, due to the unjust laws in our America the Beautiful.Ž I can remember so very well, when I would witness blatant racial discrimination, express my sentiments very quietly or swallow my pride and not reference it at all. I believe in and support our Constitution as the cornerstone of our democracy; To embrace our allegiance, and hone the spirit of equality, To be ever fair, ever good, and vehemently devour hypocrisy; And, prohibit its inhabitants from tainting its beauty with obscure immorality. Although many of our laws have been modified to be held in high regard; There is yet, an enormous amount of toxic minds that employ a reckless disregard. It has been avowed that it is no longer necessary to celebrate Black History Month or to sing the anthem, We Shall Overcome,Ž because, a Black man is President shows that, we have overcome. Conversely, it is my perspective as a proud Black woman, that the cause for the celebration will never grow old; And, its significance must be fervently echoed to keep it in the fold. Perpetual racism divulges that enough is enough; But, when I convey my discontent, Im often told that Im being a little too tough, So, for better clarification, I will articulate my rationale in rhyme, Why Black History Month should be widely respected and vigorously celebrated to the end of time; Our lifes journey in the Motherland, allowed us a free spirit, with a yearning to learn, Until one day, formidable acts of torment forced us to enter the door of no return; Our arduous voyage to the Americas was unwelcomed indeed, As determination and drive gave us the strong will to succeed; We were arrogantly dehumanized with little to no exception, And we were compelled to fulfill our duties without obvious deception; With a great sense of pride among us, and a longing to sustain, We did everything in our power to simply adjust and not complain; The struggle made it considerably difficult for immediate adjustment, But, with Gods help, we forged ahead as we strived for advancement; Heartfelt degradation was applied with a small degree of fuss; Thus, it made our level of progress appear nil or highly oblivious. Greed and profits were the main motives in mind; And, seldom was compassion displayed in kind. While honor, worth and prestige became the order of the day; Hardship was a constant and was demonstrated without fair play, The transition was stressful, an unbearable reality, For the survivors of the voyage experienced a senseless inequity; They were the keepers of the Dream.Ž African Americans are a strong, proud people and products of a rich legacy; Therefore, we must never allow others to make us feel inferior, because of their incurable jealousy, Motivation, innovation and collaboration are descriptive of our ancestral tradition; Influenced by nobility, pride, dignity and a uniquely spiritual intuition, We are kings, queens, conquerors, and the ultimate royalty, And, we possess the fortitude to make all dreams a reality; Innately our hearts ring out with kindness and love for our nation, To be countered by hate, anger, envy and inhumane humiliation; Historically, we have been scorned, abused and placed in a state of dismal isolation, We have been ignored, and oft times forced into a mere brink of desolation; We were crowned with an astonishing spirituality, For our gifts blaze the trail with our individual genius and originality; We laugh, we joke, we sing, we dance and we often clown around, To be reminded daily of the ruthless institutionalized bound; Our inborn wisdom has instilled in us our strong will to innovate, While others feel an enormous need and absurd desire to emulate; The enormous contributions of Blacks, in these United States of America, Are representative of the unmitigated genius that we brought with us from Africa. We have contributed notably to this country in all areas, Education, Sports, Entertainment, Arts, Science, Entrepreneurship, and Politics as well, Though many deemed the transformation so unfair, they decided to rebel; Numerous contributions by African Americans have been obviously recognized while others appeared absolutely ignored, To crop up later as an original from where they had been intentionally stored; The truth of who we are and why we should be revered from sea to shining sea, Is precisely inscribed in the archives of Americas written decree; Let us forever give honor to the works of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who blazed the trail for millions to follow, Langston Hughes, Joe Louis, Ma Rainey, Dick Gregory, Oprah Winfrey, Pearl Bailey, Althea Gibson, Bill Cosby, Malcolm X, Biddy Mason, Barbara Jordan and Fannie Lou Hamer. Also, Colin Powell, Danny Bakewell, Jackie Robinson, Louis Farrakhan, Dinah Washington, James Weldon Johnson, Lena Horne, Denzel Washington, Magic Johnson, Marion Anderson, James Brown, Dr. Mark Dean, architect of the digital revolution, with more than 20 patents to his credit, Maya Angelou, Michael Jackson, Jesse Jackson, Denzel Washington, Rosa Parks, Dr. Dorothy Height and President, Barack Hussein Obama, just to name a few of the incredible Black Heroes and Sheroes, and how they have profoundly impacted the history of this country. Our job to hold America accountable for equality is a most challenging one, But, it remains our responsibility to do our part until our freedom is won; The time is now for all Americans to stand up for injustice, and refrain from the unprecedented bitterness that has been consistently spewed around this country for the past several hundred years. We must acknowledge and support the courage that has been demonstrated under the leadership of our capable President Barack Obama, and give homage to his numerous accomplishments that were made in a very short time. Namely, his focus on Health Care Reform, Housing, Education, Increased pay and benefits for military personnel, and the list goes on and on. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. once said that, There is nothing in the world more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.Ž As uttered daily from the relentless sea of bigotry by Ginrich, Limbaugh, Beck, OReilly, Palin and Hannerty, Their deplorable hatred epitomizes the ultimate negativity, And it connotes, but a sad commentary of Our country tis of thee!Ž Yes, the more things change, the more they remain the same, And to eradicate injustice, we must continue to stake our claim; The struggle for parity is constant, due to insurmountable ignorance and frustration, That gives perpetual cause for an ongoing commemoration. So, until the laws of justice are recognized and adhered to throughout our inflexible nation, Let us walk together with heads held high and continue Carter G. Woodsons Black History Month Celebration. To be celebrated not only during the month of February on a special day; But we must pay tribute to this laudable Celebration today, and everyday. Copyright Gwen Lang Jones 2008 All Rights Reserved

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By: Russ Handler So You Met Online -Now What? Expert Explains Top Five Mistakes Women Make While Dating If youre single, its likely that youre using dating Web sites like job seekers use Monster and Hotjobs, hoping that youll find someone who fits your dating profile. The TV commercials love to trumpet the fact that one in five relationships today start on an online dating site. The thing that irritates Dr. Kenneth Ryan is that they fail to mention what happens AFTER people meet online. "The term online dating itself is deceptive," said Ryan, author of Finding Your Prince in a Sea of Toads: How to Find a Quality Guy Without Getting Your Heart Shredded (www.findingyourprince.com). "You dont date online. You meet online, but the dating that occurs after all the emails and online chats is something people still find confusing and frustrating. Figuring out how to write a decent profile for a web site is only step one. Steps two through marriage are more about relating in-person than online. If people do not know how to evaluate and grow a relationship, they end up discouraged or part of the 50% divorce statistics." Dr. Ryan, who has spent years with his wife counseling engaged couples about sex through their church classes on marriage, has aggregated some of his best advice on dating into a list of the five most common mistakes made in dating. They include: €Dont Be Too Passive … Some women feel helpless and hopeless because few men have shown interest in them. They sit alone at home hoping Prince Charming will one day knock on the door. There are many ways a woman can improve her connections with guys and make herself more appealing. They are not helpless or hopeless. €Dont Be Too Aggressive -Women who come on too strong look desperate and may scare off quality guys. Predatory males look for desperate women because they will do almost anything to get a guy. Learn how to engage men without coming on too strong. €Dont Be Naive About Men … If a woman does not understand the huge difference between men and women when it comes to sex and relationships, she will get burned. If most of her guidance for relationships comes from popular media and peers, she is working from a position of ignorance. Movie makers couldnt care less about your life. They just want your $14 movie ticket. €Dont Panic … Women become so fearful that they will never find a guy who loves them that they abandon their convictions and make irrational, dangerous decisions. Some painful effects are immediate, while some might not surface for years. €Dont Sleep with the Boyfriend … Every woman must make her own decision and it is a huge decision. This is the most common and most harmful mistake. It causes an avalanche of problems, many that the woman does not anticipate. Sex with a boyfriend might seem romantic or exhilarating but there are hidden fangs that will cut deep. You cant put a condom on your heart "Its not easy to navigate the shark-infested waters of the dating world, but if you can follow these basic tips, you shouldnt have to worry about being someone elses prey," Dr. Ryan added. Top Five Dating Mistakes PAGE B 2THE STAR MARCH 26, 2011 Avoid Hidden Tax Triggers When Planning for Retirement By: Jill Perlin Tax season is upon us -but before you break out that box of old receipts in search of every last deduction, think about whether you're taking advantage of all the tax benefits associated with saving for retirement. Your nest egg can generally be divided into three categories, at least from a tax perspective: assets that are taxed now, those that carry special tax advantages, and those that will be taxed later. Assets that are taxed now include mutual funds, stocks, and certificates of deposit. They're purchased with after-tax income, and investors pay shortor longterm capital gains taxes on their profits after they sell or cash in the assets. These types of assets carry two hidden tax risks, too. The first, turnover, afflicts investments like mutual funds. Over the course of a year, managers buy and sell securities to ensure that the fund adheres to its stated objective and to lock in gains on securities within the fund. So if a fund advertises a turnover ratio of 25 percent, then the managers executed trades that represented one-quarter of the fund's total assets. Turnover can trigger capital gains -which investors must pay taxes on. The other hidden tax risk is rebalancing. Many people sell assets that have grown in value and then buy securities whose value has decreased in order to bring their overall asset allocation back into balance. For instance, if mutual fund A jumps in value while mutual fund B plunges, then fund A will comprise a greater percentage -and fund B a lesser share -of an investor's portfolio. Selling A and buying B can allow an investor to position his portfolio in line with its original strategy. Unfortunately, the gains on the sale are taxable. With these risks in mind, it's worth asking yourself whether you're needlessly paying taxes now on income that you may not actually use until sometime in the future. In short, are you capitalizing on tax-advantaged and tax-deferred savings vehicles? That is arguably the single-best way to take control of your tax risks. It also has the salutary effect of maximizing your retirement income. Tax-advantaged assets include such vehicles as Roth Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs). Investors contribute to a Roth IRA with after-tax income but can typically withdraw their money -including any gains -tax-free as long as they comply with certain requirements. On the downside, the assets within a retirement account are subject to the vagaries of the market. Savers are also subject to income and contribution limits when using Roth IRAs. Traditional IRAs, qualified retirement plans like 401(k)s, cash-value life insurance, and annuities represent types of assets that are taxed later. Some of these savings vehicles require a saver to withdraw a portion of the funds once he reaches a certain age. When withdrawn, the proceeds are generally taxed as regular income. Of this third category, annuities provide savers with the greatest flexibility. Holders of annuities can control their tax burden, as they don't pay taxes on any earnings until they withdraw funds. They also have access to professionally managed investment options and can avoid the tax risks associated with rebalancing their portfolios. Further, annuities are the only vehicle that can provide savers guaranteed retirement income that's insulated from potential market downturns, while leaving the possibility of a death benefit for an investor's heirs. Of course, the tax treatment of an asset is just one criterion for evaluating an investment, and assets of all kinds merit inclusion in a saver's portfolio. But as you prepare your taxes this year, consider how you might be able to benefit from taxadvantaged and tax-deferred savings vehicles. The Prudential Insurance Company of America, Newark, NJ. Please consult your tax and legal advisors regarding your personal circumstances before making any tax-related investment decisions. Community Activities MAYOR'S WALK FOR SENIOR WELLNESS: 3/26/2011 at Metropolitan Park. Join the City of Jacksonville for a 2 mile walk around the Sports Complex area to promote active lifestyles for seniors. The 2-mile route begins at Metropolitan Park, follows EverBank Field and the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville to end at Metropolitan Park. For more information, call (904) 6307392 or email events@coj.net BLACK & WHITE NIGHT … GALA OF G.IVING. The Jacksonville regional office of Catholic Charities Bureau will host its 18th annual spring fundraiser on Saturday, March 26 from 6:30-11 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront at 225 East Coastline Drive. For more information and tickets, call Diane Powers at (904) 354-4846, ext. 227 RUNNERS GET DIRTY TO CREATE A WORLD FREE OF MS. … Runners will get dirty for a good cause on Saturday, March 26, 2011, as they slosh their way toward a world free of MS in the third annual Mud Run MS Jacksonville, a 10K military-style obstacle course gushing with mud.Contact Sara Conrad, Marketing Coordinator, National Multiple Sclerosis Society North Florida Chapter, (904) 332-6810 ext. 41120, Cell: (925) 336-6956 Sara.Conrad@nmss.org, nationalMSsociety.org/fln FOR COLORED GIRLS WHO HAVE CONSIDERED SUICIDE WHEN THE RAINBOW IS ENUF! By Ntozake Shange, onaturday, March 26 at 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.Sunday, March 27 at 3:00 p.m.Contact the Box Office at (904) 765-7372 or (904) 765-7373 or visit www.stageaurora.org. for more information. NATIONAL POISON PREVENTION WEEK ACTIVITIES. For the Florida/USVI Poison Information Center Jacksonville, Saturday, March 26, 10 a.m. … 2 p.m. The Avenues, Jacksonville, Orange Park Mall, Orange Park, St. Johns Town Center, Jacksonville NORTHEAST FLORIDA COMMUNITY ACTION AGENCY (NFCAA ), a non-profit organization board of directors meeting Thursday, March 31, 2011, at 4:00 pm. … 4070 Boulevard Center Drive, 4500 Building, Suite 200, Jacksonville, Florida 32207. Information 398-7472 ext 224 A coalition of Jacksonville organizations is hosting a Job Fairon March 30 at the Brentwood Lakes Neighborhood Network Center Dubbed A.I.M. HighŽ for Actively Improving Myself, the one day event will have local employers taking resumes and representatives from local educational, health and financial resources. The event is free. ULYSSES W. WATKINS JR., M.D.SCABIESCold weather is here and seemingly it is going to be with us for a while. Most people find it very convenient these days to stay at home where it is nice and warm, this, of course, is the ideal way to both stay warm and save money while doing so. Staying in also brings people in close contact with each other which may create another type problem seemingly more noticed this time of the yearƒbody parasites. One of these parasites is called SARCOPTES SCABIEL, which causes a type of skin infection called Scabies or as it is commonly called The ItchŽ. This condition should be recognized and treated as soon as possible because it can quickly spread through an entire household. Scabies, which at one time was not common in the United States, has begun to be more popular now. It is transmitted from person to person by two or more people being in close contact with the person carrying the parasite. It affects almost the entire body but usually spares the head and neck. The little parasite is barely visible with the naked eye as a little white dot. With Scabies there is intense itching which almost always occurs at night. The lesion (sore) that usually exists looks like a short irregular black mark, about inch long, as if made by a sharp pencil but are in fact, very small bumps. They are mostly noted over male sex organs, female breasts nipples, the creases of the hands, the inside surfaces of the writs, around the elbows, under the arms, along the wrist line and on the lower buttocks. If this condition is allowed to exist without treatment for several weeks it will get worse and develop into scratch dermatitis (rash caused by continuous scratching), eczema or scattered infected sores over the entire body. Treatment consists of first, checking with your doctor for medication that you should use. In addition to prescribed medication a few other tips to follow are: 1. Take a nice long bath with vigorous cleansing of affected areas of the body. 2. Try and find the original source of the body parasites. 3. Wash and dryclean all under clothes or street clothes. Make sure to use your medication exactly as prescribed. Scabies is a condition that is not fatal but some serious complication may arise if not properly diagnosed and treated in time, so please check with your doctor if you have a rash or itch that you dont know what caused it. Health Notes Announcements, meetings, happenings, and community events scheduled in Jacksonville and the surrounding area. Investing Tips for Tax Season

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The 2011, 42nd Annual NAACP AWARDS took center stage on the Fox-TV Network again this year. The show was hosted by Holly Robinson Peete and Wayne Brady while taking place and the famed Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. The red carpet was a menagerie of style, fashion, glitz, elegance and glamour. The show annually celebrates and award people of color working in the fields of literature, music, television and film. Vicangelo Bulluck was again the Executive Producer. Special honors included The Chairmans Award which went to U.S. Surgeon General Regina M. Benjamin and retired General Colin L. Powell received The Presidents Award. Performers and Presenters included Halle Berry, LL Cool J, Affion Crockett, Kimberly Elise, Kerry Washington, Vanessa Williams, Angela Bassett, NAACP Chairwoman Roslyn M. Brock, Loretta Devine, Jason Derulo, Kat Graham, Dule Hill, Anthony Mackie, Judge Greg Mathis, Tia and Tamera Mowry, Sandra Oh, Russell Peters and Anika Noni Rose. With the continued willful lack of diversity on behalf of the Academy Awards; The NAACP Image Awards are more relevant today than ever. For a complete list of the winners, go to www.naacpimageawards.net. PAGE B-3 THE STAR MARCH 26, 2011ENTERTAINMENT Awards Gala: The Beverly Hilton Hotel was the site last week to The Alliance For Childrens Rights 18th Annual Dinner Awards Gala. Honoree included entertainment attorney Skip Brittenham and his wife actress Heather Thomas who received The National Champion For Children Award and Linda Johnson Rice, Chair Woman of Johnson Publishing Company, Inc, publishers of Ebony and Jet Magazines who was presented with The Francis M. Wheat Community Service Award. Comedian/Actor and host of The Price Is Right,Ž Drew Carey was the nights host and master of ceremonies. Cliff Gilbert-Lurie and Sue Naegle, President of HBO Entertainment served as Dinner Co-Chairs. A bevy of celebs and VIPs were in attendance. The Alliance For Childrens Rights is the only free legal services organization in Los Angeles devoted solely to protecting the rights of abused and impoverished children. Hollywood Club Scene: The Bikini Week Tour as part of LA Fashion Week had their scantly clad bash at The Kress Penthouse in Hollywood last Saturday. Parris Harris … Fashion Coordinator and Michael Lee … Creator of Bikini Week pulled out all of the right stops to insure a fun night for all. Style: Country Music Superstar Kenny Chesney has partnered with Costa To Design his first line of signature sunglasses. Proceeds generated from the sale of the Kenny Chesney limited edition Costas will benefit ocean conservation group Coastal Conservation AssociatesŽ (CCA), a shared cause for both Chesney and Costa. The sun glasses go on sale, online March 17, 2011 at www.costadelmar.com. The product will also be sold at each stop of Chesneys Goin CoastalŽ North American Tour, which begins March 17th in West Palm Beach, FL. And concludes with two shows at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, MA. Only a limited number of Kenny Costas are being produced and are expected to sell out quickly. Top Music Info: Trust me folks when I say that The A&R Registry; The Music Publisher Registry; The Film & Television Music Guide and The Music Attorney, Legal and Business Affairs Guide; each are without question THEE absolute best sources of bi-monthly, updated references in the business to have if you are seriously seeking the actual names, phone numbers and emails of the music industry movers and shakers. Never mind wasting your time networking with other wannabees with nothing but hot air and a fancy calling card that says CEO/President of a production or management company that aint producing or managing squat!Ž These directories are ranked #1 by top industry pros and are sold online only via www.musicregistry.com or call 1800-552-7411 or 1-740-587-3864. Hit them up and get the real deal contacts that you actually need! Colon Cancer Awareness Month & Womens History Month: This is Colon Cancer Awareness Month. Get checked and give your gut a break from too much meat i.e., beef, pork and the gospel bird (chicken)! Never eat meat without eating leafy foods with it like romaine lettuce to push it through. Find a credible herbalist and do a cleanse at least twice a year. There are plenty of Workmens History Month events to attend this month in your area. Movies: Red Riding Hood. Warner Bros. Pictures. Starring Amanda Seyfried, Shiloh Fernandez, Max Irons, Julie Christie and Gary Oldman. Directed by Catherine Hardwicke. Produced by Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Davisson Killoran and Michael Ireland. The critics are cutting this flick down but I liked it. The big bad wolf is actually a werewolf who is terrorizing Red Riding Hoods gothic village. It is more of murder horror who-done-itŽ than a fairy tale. This is too intense for children under eight but Wolfman fans will get off on this one. Study, Observe and Win! Rych The 2011, 42nd Annual NAACP Image Awards Dazzled Yet Another Year!By Rych McCain, feedbackrych@sbcglobal.net and Facebook Photos by Early Gibson Rych McCain’s Hollyhood Notes!By Rych McCain, feedbackrych@sbcglobal.net, Facebook Celeb Interviews Holly R. Peete Gen. Colin Powell Prince Halle Berry LL Cool J Tyler Perry Holly R. Peete and Halle Berry

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March 21, 2011 … St. Augustine, FL … The Slammer & Squire Golf Course and PGA Tour Stop at World Golf Village will host a Golf Demonstration Day on Saturday, March 26, 2011 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the practice range at the Slammer & Squire Golf Course. Factory representatives from Nike Golf, Ping, Wilson, Taylor Made, Callaway, Cobra, Titleist, Mizuno, Cleveland, Srixon, Adams and more will be on-hand for this free event. The latest golf equipment and merchandise will be on display including the new Nike VR Pro Driver, VR Pro Fairway Woods, VR Pro Hybrids, VR Pro Irons, and the Everclear line of putters. Participants will have the opportunity to test drive and purchase stateof-the-art golf equipment, as well as receive custom golf club fitting and other instructional tips by professionally trained fitting specialists. Participants will also receive unlimited trade in on any used clubs for credit on the purchase of any new clubs, plus receive special demo weekend pricing. In addition, the Slammer & Squire will be conducting a drawing for numerous prizes, including the chance to win one of (50) $50 gift cards given away by the PGA Tour Stop, and a putting contest that will begin at 1 p.m. Participants in the putting contest will play three holes designed by the Slammer & Squire staff. The low score of the day will win a complimentary round of golf for two at the Slammer & Squire Golf Course. For more details on this event call the Slammer & Squire golf shop: (904) 940-6100. The Jacksonville Suns have announced the extension of a player development agreement with the Florida Marlins, for the 2011 and 2012 Southern League seasons. In the current two-year relationship with the Florida Marlins, which was due to expire in September, the Suns have a regular season record of 151-107 (.585) with 22 games remaining in the 2010 season. The Suns made a Southern League playoff appearance in 2009, going 6-1in the postseason, culminating with a Southern League Championship. They are currently qualified for the 2010 Southern League Playoffs after winning the First-Half Southern Division Championship and the club is poised to try for back-to-back titles. Commenting on the agreement extension Marlins Director of Player Development Brian Chattin stated "The Florida Marlins are excited to extend our partnership with the Jacksonville Suns through the 2012 season. The past two years with the Suns have been tremendous, and we are thrilled to be affiliated with such a fine organization. With its great facility, loyal fan base and steady support from Mr. Bragan and his staff, Jacksonville is an ideal player development partner." "Well let's see, they said they'd try to give us a good club and year one we get Logan Morrison, Mike Stanton, Sean West and a bunch more, and win the league championship." Suns President and General Manager Peter Bragan, Jr. said. "Year two the Big League club comes in and plays us here in Jacksonville, plus we get another great team that wins the first-half with Stanton bombing 'em out of here. The way the Marlins have been for us, we couldn't possibly be happier." Tickets for games 1 & 2 of the 2010 Southern League South Division playoffs, set for Thursday, September 9 and Friday, September 10, both 7:05 starts at the baseball Grounds of Jacksonville, are on sale now. Great seats are still available. You can purchase tickets in person at the Ballpark Box Office, M-F, 9-5; by calling 358-2846 (have your credit card handy) or online at www.jaxsuns.com PAGE B-4 THESTAR MARCH 26, 2011 SPORTS PAGE B4 C M Y K Henry G. Williams 1st Place Winner 800 Girls Meter Dr. Michael M. Krop Senior High School located in Miami World Golf Village to host the 11th Annual Spring Demo Day Bob Hayes 47th Annual Invitational Track & Field Meet Jacksonville Michael Scantling, Garrett Scantling Pole Vault 14'6 and High Jump 6'6" Episcopal High School Jacksonville, and Robbie Scantling. Karl Barr, Boys Long Jump 24.9 Orange Park High Octavious Freeman, 1st Place Winner 200 Girls Meter Dash New Record 23.4 Lake Wales High School. Deante Buston, Clim Robbins, Alex Gomez, Levonte Whitfield, Jr. 41.7 4 x 100 1th Ebony Rose, 1st Place Winner in the boys 800 (time 2.18) Dr. Michael M. Krop Senior High School located in Miami. Keisha Richburg, 1st Place Winner 300 Girls Meter Low Hurdlers, Miami Northwestern Sr. High School. Arman Hall, 1st Place Winner in the boy 400 (time 46.61) and the boys 200 (time 20.87) St. Thomas Aquinas High School (also known as STA) is a private, Roman Catholic, collegepreparatory high school in Fort Lauderdale, Florida Suns Extend Player Development Contract with Marlins

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Recently returned from Cairo, Egypt, Dr. Gulani reminisces about staying in Tahrir square just a month before it became a battle ground. The very name of the country EgyptŽ brings childhood fairytales to mind and seeing the great Pyramids, the Sphinx and thousands of year old relics only underscores that once in a lifetime opportunity. I came back admiring the VISION of these ancient inhabitants with their engineering genius, their mathematical acumen, their medical forecasts and their artistic skills that had centuries ago pinnacled to connect with divinity itself. Not in my wildest forecasts could I imagine that beautiful square right next to the world famous Egyptian Museum becoming a battle groundŽ Dr.Gulani Along with Havard Professor Dr. Pineada, Jacksonville eye surgeon, Dr. Arun Gulani were the only two US eye surgeons invited by Cairo University faculty to teach at the recently concluded International Eye Surgery Conference held in CairoEgypt. We accepted the invite to teach our surgical advances and met with progressive surgeons who aspired to make Egyptian eye care, world class. Dr. Gulani spent time at the worlds largest library in Alexandria and admired their modern architecture and voluminous database. World famous eye surgeon, Dr. Gulani often travels globally sharing his futuristic eye surgical techniques with colleagues. When asked whether he shall continue to accept invites worldwide to teach eye surgery given the possible dangers of travel, he said, Of course. Its a privilege to share my work with fellow eye surgeonsŽ You can call or email us to interview Dr. Gulani. www.gulanivision.com MARCH 26, 2011THE STARPR 1 PREP RAP PREP RAP Youth Section Youth Section Back from Egypt: Local doctor Back from Egypt: Local doctor returns just in Time returns just in Time FAMU Alumna is the first African-American Female to Attend the University of Florida MD-PhD ProgramFlorida A&M University (FAMU) alumna Brittney Newby recently became the first African-American female to be admitted into the University of Florida (UF) MD-PhD program. Newby, an Atlanta, Ga. native, graduated summa cum laude in the spring of 2009 from FAMU with a bachelors degree in chemistry. She was officially accepted into UFs prestigious program Jan. 18. It is very humbling,Ž said Newby. I cant help but to think of all of the people that have paved the way. Without them, I wouldnt even have the opportunity to partake in this prestigious program. I have dreamed of being a doctor and changing the dynamics of healthcare for pretty much all of my life. I think being the first African-American female accepted is just a bonus. It gives me a chance to provide a good example for those who come behind me.Ž The University of Floridas MD-PhD program was created in 1967. Each year, the program only admits eight students due to the fact that the students full tuition is paid along with paying the students a monthly stipend of $1,900 per month. Dr. Lekan Latinwo, chair of FAMUs Department of Biology, Dr. James Adams, co-chair, and Letina Banks, pre-health advisor, met with the director of the University of Floridas MD-PhD program Dr. Stephen Hsu and his assistant, Skip Harris, in hopes of increasing UFs admission of more minority students into their program. When I read Brittneys personal statement, I told her she would be our first student to enter into the MD-PhD program at the University of Florida due to her extensive research experience,Ž Banks said. We started working together to make sure this happened.Ž Newby currently works at the Childrens Hospital in Boston as a research assistant. In her lab, she investigates the role of genetics on the progression of skeletal disorders, while also investigating the biological aspects of these disorders through mouse models. My day-to-day typically involves running experiments, genotyping samples and looking after the mouse colony,Ž she said. While working at the Childrens Hospital-Boston, I have been able to gain extensive insight on what entails the life of a physician scientist.Ž Newby, who was a player on the Lady Rattler Softball Team, said the university was instrumental in her development as a student and a person. At FAMU, I wasnt just a student, I was a part of a family,Ž said Newby. My teachers were amazing „ many of which I can still call if I need any advice. While a student at FAMU, sometimes I would think, Why am I learning this or why is the coursework so difficult? But as I look back on my time at FAMU, I am very happy to have had such rigorous coursework because it has truly prepared me for medical school.Ž After graduation, Newby hopes to work as a pediatric physician. Depending on my specialization and field of research, my research will be impacted by my clinical experiences with patients,Ž she said. Hopefully, my research will translate into new approaches for diagnosis, prevention and treatment of diseases. Right now, I am most interested in the pathology of disease and the biological mechanisms involved in the progression of disease.Ž

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2011 White House Easter Egg Roll Poster Design ContestWASHINGTON … Today, the White House is announcing an Easter Egg Roll Poster Contest for local school children. The First Lady will be selecting the winning design, which will serve as the official 2011 White House Easter Egg Roll poster. The White House invites all elementary and middle school students in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia to submit poster designs by Monday, April 4th at 11:59pm EST for consideration. The poster design selected by the First Lady will be used as part of the White House 2011 Easter Egg Roll program. The winning student artist will be invited to attend the event, along with his or her class. Students from the Washington, D.C. area have had a special relationship with the White House Easter Egg Roll for generations. In the early 1800s, local children rolled eggs on the Capitol Steps the day after Easter. In 1878, President Rutherford B. Hayes invited D.C. area children to roll their Easter eggs on the White House lawn and a tradition was born, growing into the national event that it is today. The Easter Egg Roll was the largest public event held at the White House in 2009 (and 2010). Close to 30,000 people from the DC area and across the country gathered on the South Lawn to enjoy the festivities. This year, the President and First Lady will again open the South Lawn for children 12 years and younger and their families. Activities at this years event include cooking stations, storytelling, sports, live entertainment, and the tradition that started it all, Easter egg rolling. The 2011 White House Easter Egg Roll is focused on promoting health and wellness with the theme Get Up and Go!Ž All of the activities will encourage children to lead healthy and active lives, which is a central part of the First Ladys Lets Move!Ž initiative, a national campaign to combat childhood obesity. For more information about the poster contest entry process or submissions, please visit http://www.whitehouse.gov/eastereggroll/poster. The deadline for submissions is Monday, April 4th at 11:59pm EST. Submissions may not exceed 2 megabytes (high-quality scans measuring either 8.5Ž X 11Ž at 600 dpi or 20 x 16Ž at 300 dpi must be available upon request) and should relate to this years theme, Get Up and Go!Ž Please note: submissions may be made public during the selection process. Ticketing details for the 2011 Easter Egg Roll can be found at www.whitehouse.gov/eastereggroll. MARCH 26, 2011THE STARPR 2 PREP RAP PREP RAP Youth Section Youth Section Its all about healthy choices and healthy living for young people! The ladies of the Gamma Omicron Sigma Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. are once again hosting a Youth Symposium that will provide resources to promote a healthy generation. H3: Its All About Me … Healthy Choices, Healthy Living, Healthy GenerationsŽ will be held on March 26th from 10 a.m. … 2 p.m. at the Regency Square Mall, near Belk. It is free and open to the public. There will be health screenings, child id and fingerprinting, entertainment and much more. Middle and high school students will be able to pick up information on topics they deal with daily like childhood obesity and peer pressure. They can also win great prizes! Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. is a leading international, nonprofit community service organization that continues to grow through Sisterhood, Scholarship and Service. Seven educators founded Sigma Gamma Rho on November 12, 1922 at Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana. Hosting the symposium allows members to promote the sororitys motto Greater Service, Greater Progress.Ž For more information about the Youth Symposium, please contact Angela Spears at (904) 521-3826 or sigma1922@gmail.com.DCPS Spring Events Thursday, April 28, 2011 Brentwood Elementary, 9:15 to 10:30 a.m. & 1 to 2:30 p.m., 3750 Springfield Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32206. Join students for their Spring Poetry Festival surrounding the theme Go Green.Ž The students have been working hard to save energy, recycle and conserve water, and this event will be a great way to celebrate keeping our planet beautiful. Friday, April 29, 2011 Whitehouse Elementary, 4 to 8 p.m., 11160 General Ave., Jacksonville, FL 32220. All are invited to the Spring Festival for a night of fun, games, prizes, food and crafts! Friday, May 6, 2011 Normandy Village Elementary, 6 p.m., 8257 Herlong Rd., Jacksonville, FL 32210. Visit the schools Spring Carnival for a fun-filled evening of games and events. Friday, May 20, 2011 Jacksonville Heights Elementary, 4 to 7 p.m., 7750 Tempest St. S., Jacksonville, FL 32244. The PTA is sponsoring a Spring Festival for students, staff and the local community.

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Blind, Wheelchairbound Students Play Tennis Through USTA Florida GrantsThe Miami-Dade Parks Disability Services department and the Florida School for the Deaf and Blind in St. Augustine, Fla., are introducing students to 10 and Under Tennis featuring the QuickStart play format following grants from USTA Florida's "Share the Love" $750,000 initiative. Miami-Dade Parks Disability Services received $5,000 for 10 and Under Tennis equipment to start the Junior Tennis Wheelchair program for children age 8 and older, and to provide new children's sport wheelchairs. "Sports partners such as the USTA Florida are vital to Miami-Dade Parks' efforts to provide fun and inclusive recreational opportunities for children with disabilities in our community," said MDPR Disability Services Manager Lucy Binhack. "Accessible-sports programs, such as our Junior Wheelchair Tennis program gives children who use wheelchairs the tools and motivation to achieve their own personal best, resulting in improved health, fitness and self-esteem." The program kicks off April 9, and will be held every Saturday from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at the Tamiami Tennis Center in Miami, utilizing QuickStart Tennis equipment. USTA 10 and Under Tennis featuring the QuickStart play format is designed for children featuring smaller court sizes, racquet sizes, foam and low-compression balls, a simple scoring system, and net heights adjusted to ease kids into the sport. Similar minitennis formats have long been popular in Europe, where current stars such as Roger Federer and Kim Clijsters first learned the game with ageadjusted racquets, balls and court sizes. To see a video of 10 and Under Tennis in action go to: http://10andundertennis.usta.com. Miami-Dade Parks and Recreation is the third largest county park system in the United States, consisting of 263 parks and more than 12,848 acres of land, including the Crandon Tennis Center, home of the Sony Ericsson Open professional tennis tournament. For more info go to www.miamidade.gov/parks, or call (305) 365-6706. The Florida School for the Deaf and Blind received a $1,800 grant for QuickStart Tennis equipment and funding to paint permanent QuickStart lines to create mini-courts for students. Performers Ray Charles and jazz pianist Marcus Roberts are alumni of the Florida School for the Deaf and Blind, which had a first entering class of 62 students in 1892, and is today the largest school of its type in the United States with 47 buildings on 72 acres of land. "Over the past several years, ours' and many other schools have been faced with financial challenges," said Mary Ellen Stewart, physical education and health teacher. "Many of our students come from lower-income families, and they might never be exposed to the sport of tennis, if not from our PE program. However, as you know, traditional tennis is difficult to teach younger students, so the QuickStart program will be wonderful for our elementary teaching program to expose these students at an earlier age. Hopefully students will develop an interest and desire to continue in the sport, become involved in extracurricular activities and join the FSDB tennis team." Fellow physical education and health teacher Keith Young says the school plans to implement unique strategies for teaching tennis to blind students. "We have some students who have enough vision to play QuickStart Tennis, we may have to repaint the balls or modify the size," Young said. "For our low-vision or totals, I'm looking at designing a tether-type platform that rotates and has balls attached at different heights so those students can hit the ball. I even thought of using the platform and tethering the ball to the student's leg so it can be returned. There are other ideas for using QuickStart Tennis, but these projects will have to wait until the courts are finished." Young, Stewart and fellow staffers attended a USTA Florida QuickStart Workshop, where a translator was present to assist deaf staff members. "Having an interpreter from FSDB was very helpful, along with our PE staff who can sign very well," Young said. "Our deaf staff members actually picked up the drills and concepts very quickly." USTA Florida annually directs 90% of member dollars back into the community to support tennis programs and projects throughout Florida. USTA Florida's $750,000 "Share the Love" grant program helps fund tennis programs and projects throughout Florida communities during challenging economic times. "It is with the annual membership dues from USTA Florida members that we are able to offer these community program grants," said USTA Florida Director of Community Tennis Linda Curtis. "USTA membership does really make a difference in tennis in the Florida community."MARCH 26, 2011THE STARPR 4 PREP RAP PREP RAP Youth Section Youth Section (photo courtesy ITA and Mike Mullen) FAMU and FSU Student Government Associations Co-Sponsor the State of the Student SummitTALLAHASSEE, Fla. „ Florida A&M University (FAMU) has teamed up with Florida State University (FSU) for the second annual State of the Student Summit. The summit will bring together a diverse compilation of todays top leaders from around the nation in business, academia, media, politics and education to attack major issues affecting America's students domestically and globally. The Summit is scheduled for Sunday, March 27, at 6 p.m. at the Tallahassee-Leon County Civic Center. The purpose of the Student Summit is to bring a variety of panelist to empower students on various issues such as budget cuts, health care, entrepreneurship and environmental sustainability. Its imperative that we keep our students up-to-date with current issues not only in the U.S. but the world,Ž said Breyon Love, a junior accounting student and vice president of FAMUs Student Government Association. The event will feature a panel discussion and opendialogue with the audience. The panelists for the Summit are as follows: Kirk Franklin … seven-time GRAMMY Awards winning gospel music artist and host of SUNDAY BEST, Black Entertainment Televisions original series. Mike Huckabee … former governor of Arkansas, former Republican presidential candidate, author and the host of Huckabee on FOXNews.com. Van Jones … environmental activist, attorney and professor Kelly Layman executive director of Communications and Development for the State University System, Florida Board of Governors Dom Sagolla … co-founder of the social media website Twitter The discussion is one way to bridge the gap between FAMU and FSU students, and to hear how they feel about the issues affecting the student body. General admission for the Summit is free and open to the general public.

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Local Crooks Threaten To Take Womans Baby GirlA Duval County woman was terrorized by two men who attacked her for her purse and threatened to take her infant daughter. Felisha Groover had been sitting in her parked car, waiting for her older daughter to return from college testing when two men approached her and demanded she hand over her purse. When she hesitated to comply, one of the men opened her car door and snatched her out onto the asphalt of the parking lot. The other man tried to open the passenger door to get at Groovers 7-month-year-old daughter, Miracle. When the man at the drivers side of the car hit her with a metal object and pulled out a knife, Groover began to fight for her life and that of her young childs. She yelled at the top of her lungs, punching and kicking the man until both suspects ran off for fear of being discovered. Groover was treated for her wounds at Memorial Hospital. No arrests have been made in this case. C&J1 C M Y K Crime and Justice Crime and JusticeA Publication of the Florida Star and Georgia Star March 26, 2011THE STARVol. 1, No. 18 Innocent Man Freed After Nearly 30 Years in PrisonThe Innocence Project celebrated another victory this week with the release of an innocent man who had been in prison for 27 years. Virginia native Thomas Haynesworth, 46, was an 18-year-old high school dropout when he was picked up by police and identified by five women as their rapist. Haynesworth was innocent but was convicted of three attacks and sent to prison. He was acquitted in one and another was dropped. Nearly three decades later, Virginias then-governor Mark Warner ordered a review of thousands of cases from 1973 to 1988. Haynesworths case was among them. With the help of The Innocence Project, a non-profit legal clinic dedicated to exonerating wrongfully convicted people through DNA testing, Haynesworth was cleared and a convicted rapist named Leon Davis was implicated in the attacks. As it turned out, Davis and Haynesworth shared the same blood type, lived in the same neighborhood and bore a slightly similar resemblance. DNA evidence, however, made Haynesworths innocence undeniable. Haynesworth was also convicted in two attacks for which there is no genetic evidence. Prosecutors who have reexamined the cases are convinced he was wrongly convicted of those crimes as well. Hospital Worker Steals Dead Womans Rings to Pay Cable BillA worker at an Illinois hospital was arrested after admitting to stealing two rings off the fingers of a dead woman he was taking to the morgue. 37-year-old Frederick Tapley claimed that the stress of a mounting cable bill debt forced him to steal and pawn the wedding ring set belonging to the deceased woman. Family members noticed they were missing during the funeral and immediately notified authorities. Tapley faces five years in prison if convicted. As an African American newspaper, we basically report on offenses committed by African Americans. Please note that in our observations, weekly reports show that African Americans DO NOT commit the largest percentage of criminal offenses in this ar ea.Frederick Tapley Felisha Groover Thomas Haynesworth

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C&J PAGE A-2 THE STAR March 26, 2011 From Actual Police Reports From Actual Police ReportsDid You Hear About?... Did You Hear About?... SSSHH! EDITORS NOTE: All suspects are deemed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law. The Sheriffs Office reports are a matter of public record. The Star seeks to educate in the hope of keeping our community safe. Check Overpayment ScamsThe Bait: A response to your ad or online auction posting, offering to pay with a cashier's, personal, or corporate check. At the last minute, the so-called buyer (or the buyer's "agent") comes up with a reason for writing the check for more than the purchase price, and asks you to wire back the difference after you deposit the check. The Catch: If you deposit the check, you lose. Typically, the checks are counterfeit, but they're good enough to fool unsuspecting bank tellers and increase the balance in your bank account … temporarily. But when the check eventually bounces, you are liable for the entire amount. Your Safety Net: € Don't accept a check for more than your selling price, no matter how tempting the plea or convincing the story. € Ask the buyer to write the check for the purchase price. € If the buyer sends the incorrect amount, return the check.Don't send the merchandise. € As a seller who accepts payment by check, you may ask for a check drawn on a local bank, or a bank with a local branch. That way, you can visit personally to make sure the check is valid. If that's not possible, call the bank the check was drawn on using the phone number from directory assistance or an Internet site that you know and trust, not from the person who gave you the check. Ask if the check is valid. Your Safety Your Safety PETIT THEFT Jacksonville police responded to a report of a shoplifter at the Arlington Expressway Sears retail store, who was resisting the Loss Prevention Officers there. Upon the arrival of the officer, the suspect was seen being physically restrained on the ground. The officer secured the suspect and spoke with one of the Loss Prevention Officers, who stated that they saw the suspect pick up a pair of sunglasses from a display and place them on his head before walking around the store. The suspect then quickly cut the tag off the glasses and put them back on his head to make it look like he already owned them. The suspect passed the cash registers several times and made no effort to pay before he left the store. Loss Prevention Officers immediately approached the suspect, who refused to come back inside and pay for the sunglasses that were still on his head. The Loss Prevention Officers tried to force the suspect back inside, and when he resisted, they forced him onto the ground to wait until police arrived. The suspect was also wearing a backpack in which police found two pairs of jeans, one of which was from a nearby JCPenney store. The officer found a pair of wire cutters in the suspects pocket during a pat-down. Though the suspect denied any wrongdoing, he was clearly seen cutting the tag off the sunglasses on the security video. The stolen merchandise went back into the store with the Loss Prevention Officers. The suspect was read his rights and taken to jail.

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Georgia Brothers Slain During ArgumentPolice in Alma, GA are on the hunt for a teen who gunned down two brothers in the street. Damon Jerrideau, 18, shot 24-year-old Perry Chancy and 22-year-old Dustin Chancy just after 11 p.m. on Friday. Perry Chancy died soon after arriving at Bacon County Hospital, while his brother expired the next evening. Police said that the shooting occured near Perry Chancys home in the midst of an informal gathering of neighborhood residents in the street, during an argument Jerrideau was having with one of the Chancy brothers. Two suspected accomplices were arrested for their involvement. Jerrideau remains at large. Woman Ejected from Moving Car During Domestic BrawlA Columbia County couple told police conflicting reports after the woman was ejected from a moving car and badly injured. According to the woman, she and the man, 27-year-old Joseph Benjamin Newton, were arguing in the car when she opened the door to get away. Newton, who had allegedly grabbed her to prevent her from leaving, pushed the woman out the door and drove off after she began yelling for help. Newton told police a different story. He said that the woman grabbed the steering wheel and caused the car to go out of control. When he regained control, the woman jumped from the car. Regardless of how the woman ended up outside the car, Newton now faces a charge of domestic violence aggravated battery. C&J PAGE A-3 THE STAR March 26, 2011 In Your Neighborhood In Your Neighborhood Jacksonville Teen and Father Charged in KillingAn 18-year-old and his father have been arrested for their involvement in the shooting death of a Jacksonville senior citizen. According to the police report, Curtis Free Ammons, Jr. and Elton Wilson had burst into the home of 60year-old Eddie Chaplin in an attempt to rob the man at gunpoint. The two of them shot Chaplin multiple times before witnesses saw them flee the scene. Ammons, who had a previous arrest record for robbery and drugs, was advised by his father to get out of town after the murder took place. Curtis Free Ammons, Sr. was arrested for accessory after the fact, as the phone conversation had been recorded. Shands Hospital Employee Charged with TheftA Shands Jacksonville employee was arrested Wednesday after being accused of stealing thousands of dollars from the hospital. Nancy Jo Abel had already been terminated after hospital authorities discovered about $200,000 missing from its accounts. During the investigation, an auditing firm was brought in by the hospital and was able to connect Abel to the moneys disappearance. Abel had apparently been funneling the funds into an account for a company called St. Jude. The results of the detailed audit were turned over to both the Jacksonville Sheriffs Office and the State Attorneys office. Abel is scheduled for a court appearance later this week. Crime Watch Crime Watch Damon Jerrideau, Suspect Joseph Newton

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C&J4 C M Y K MISSING PERSONS MISSING PERSONS Criminal Line-Up Criminal Line-Up Name: Czhezlordeunm CummingsAge: 16Height: 53Ž Weight: 120lbs Last seen 03/07/11 in West Palm Beach, FL. May still be in local area. DUMBEST CRIMINALS DUMBEST CRIMINALS Name: Shaquan Gainer Age: 15Height: 55Ž Weight: 135lbs Last seen 02/18/11 in Pensacola, FL. May still be in local area. Name: Unique German Age: 16Height: 52Ž Weight: 150lbs Last seen 12/02/10 in Oakland Park, FL. Name: Laquita Smith Age: 18Height: 51Ž Weight: 115lbs Last seen 12/20/08 in Atlanta, GA. May go by nickname QuitaŽ. Name: Iasia Sweeting Age: 17Height: 50Ž Weight: 103lbs Last seen 04/12/10 in Avondale Estates, GA. Believed to be in Atlanta, GA. MOST WANTED MOST WANTED Call FoulMiami Beach police came running after receiving an emergency call about two black males carrying firearms and selling drugs.Ž It was bogus and turns out the man who made the call was a 38-year-old felon named John Hunter, on whom the cops found cocaine, marijuana and 119 more packets of suspected drugs that he had apparently forgotten to get rid of. Cookie Thief GetawayWest Palm Beach resident Stefanie Woods wound up in juvenile court for driving the getaway car in a Girl Scout cookie stand robbery. Woods, who was initially arrested for a probation violation for battering her ex-boyfriend, bragged about gleefully helping her accomplice steal cookie money from a 9-year-old girl. PREDATOR ALERT PREDATOR ALERT Citizens with tips are encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS. You can remain anonymous and become eligible for a reward. Name: Lashun James Age: 42 Offense: Petit Theft Name: Maurice Mack Age: 42 Offense: Sale of Cocaine Name: Terry Paulk Age: 27 Offense: Burglary Name: David Sheffield Age: 19 Offense: Probation Violation Name: Taeronne SappAge: 19 Offense: Trespassing Name: Judson Bennett Age: 52 Offense: Battery Name: Frederick HortonOffense: Sex. Abuse Name: William Cato Offense: Molestation Name: Edward Baity Offense: Shoplifting Name: Bernest Moore Offense: Molestation Name: Robert lewis Offense: Child Sodomy March 26, 2011THE STARC&J Page A-4 BACK ON THE STREET BACK ON THE STREET RECENT ARRESTS RECENT ARRESTS Name: Earry Allen Offense: Crmnl Damage


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7. U.= The most important question that has not been
asked about the Friday Cleveland Arms JSO killing
46" is why in the world would a judge issue a warrant
to authorize a raid on a low income crowded 200
unit apartment complex at 5 p.m. in the afternoon?
Everyone knows that this is the time of day when
kids are home from school, residents, who work are
home or arriving home; a recipe for maximum col-
Slateral damage. What was the urgency? Why put so
VI-=! ='" many innocent lives at risk?
~OCi Apparently, the white policemen who arrived, at
the complex, dressed in black with masks on did
Herbert Harriked not care about the potential endangerment of the
innocent lives of the residents. Again, what was the
need to raid a crowded low income black apartment
complex, at 5:20 p.m., on a hot afternoon when most of the residents would be out-
side and exposed to gunfire?
If the warrant was for drugs being sold out of the apartment then why wasn't the
two other occupants, including the lease holder arrested? And where are they now?
We would like to hear their account of what happened when the police broke into
the apartment says the citizens of Jacksonville.
If the drug raid was set up by the police informant, then why was only a small
amount of marijuana and cocaine found in a supposedly drug house? The apart-
ment was under surveillance by the informant.
If Mr. Harris, the victim, knew that it was the police at the door, why would he
arm himself to protect a small amount of cocaine and marijuana?
The police said Mr. Harris had a warrant from Ohio, but Mr. Harris' sister said
that her brother was reporting regularly to his probation officer here in
Jacksonville.
Why is the outrage only coming from the apartment residents? Where was the
NAACP, SCLC, the Urban League, the Human Rights Commission, Mad Dads
and the religious community? And for that matter, where was the mayor,
Councilman Reggie Brown, the councilman at large and State Representative? Not
only was a man killed but hundreds of men, women and children's lives were
unnecessarily put at great risk. As of Saturday, March 20th none of the above had
visited the Cleveland Arms to speak with the residents who were traumatized by
the police commando attack that killed Mr. Harris. The only group that showed
concern was the New Black Panthers. They say the act was puzzling.
Jacksonville's police involved shootings are troubling. The shooting and killing
of a man in the Cleveland Arms Apartment by the police is the third police shoot-
ing this year. Last year there were eight, four of which ended in a death. In 2009
there were 15 with nine fatal, preceded by 28 with 14 fatal in 2008 and 19 with
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for Group 1.
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Donald Foy has shown through Mad Dads that he knows how to work with the com-
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age budgets.
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that the citizens of Jacksonville go out and vote.
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clothing that exposes their undergarments or that inde-
cently exposes their body parts while at school could
soon become the law in Florida.
Senate Bill 228 was passed unanimously by the
Senate on Thursday. Senator Siplin said the bill is
designed to teach our children discipline and respect
for themselves and others.
"This pro-family, pro-education, pro-jobs legislation,"
said Senator Siplin, "is necessary to put the focus on
learning in the classroom. By creating an atmosphere
of professionalism, we can eliminate inappropriate
dress as one of the many distractions in public schools
today."
The bill is now working its way through the House
and is slated to committee stop in the PreK-12
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Arrogance ol being President while being Black


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I don't think anyone was under
some real illusion that the election
of Barack Obama actually means
the end of racism in America I'm
pretty sure that the president-elect
Inew it better than anyone. After
all, he saw it every day, from the
moment he announced his candida-
cy. To some degree, he saw it with-
in his own party during the primar-
ies. And he saw it in all ugliness
during the general election. For half
of this country, he was "That One".
No matter how big and clear his vic-
tory was. No matter how smart he
is. No matter how decent he is. No
matter what a true patriot he is. No
matter how optimistic and positive
his vision for America was. All that
didn't matter. Because at the end of
the day, he was still black.
I'm quite old. I remember, vague-
ly, where my parents were on
November 22, 1963. I've seen so
many presidents. Some were feared,
some were hated, some were
adored, some popular and some not.
But all of them, without exception,
were treated with the highest
respect deserving the office of the
president of the United States .
That is until a black man won the
right to occupy this office. It's been
1 months now, and in the eyes of
so many, Barack Obama is still that
one. He is being disrespected and at
the same time being held to the
highest standard of any president
I've ever seen and not just by the
Republican side! He has to perform
three times better than any president
in history, and even that may not be
enough.
For the media, he is many more
times just "Obama" than "President
Obama". They create scandals out
of nothing issues. It took them at
least 6 years to start giving Bush a
small part of the shit he deserved. It
took them 6 months to begin crap
all over Obama because he s yet to
fix the catastrophe that was left for


him.
They use condescending tones
when they talk about him, and only
mildly less condescending when
they talk TO him. With anyone else,
CNN wouldn't dare go to commer-
cials every time the president
speaks, like they did during that
summit on Thursday. They wouldn't
dare be counting how many minutes
George Bush or Bill Clinton were
talking. Chris Mathews wouldn't
dare make an issue out of Ronald
Regan calling members of congress
by their first name, like he is not
actually the president. They fully
cooperate with the Right-Wing
smear machine when it comes to
president Obama's national security
performance even if almost every
independent and military expert
actually thinks that he's a terrific
Commander-in-Chief. You'll never
see them on TV, and virtually no
one from the Left, in congress and
outside, defend the president on this
matter.
I don't care about the Far-Right.
They're just crazy ignorant
Neanderthals. It's the way the belt-
way and the mainstream treats this
president that is shocking. On
Thursday, almost every Republican
had no trouble interrupting him in
the middle of a sentence. They
looked like they're going to vomit
every time they had to say "Mr.
president". They all had this Eric-
Cantor-Smirk whenever he spoke.
Then they went out and started to
spit their stupid talking points, to
the delight of the media. Sarah
Palin, a woman who can hardly
read, thinks that he was "arrogant'
towards John McCain, and some-
how this is an important news.
Because you see "Obama's
Arrogance is the talking point of
the day.
Oh, those talking points. He is
arrogant (because he knows the
facts better than all of them com-
bined). He is an elitist (because he
uses big words that they don't
understand). He is weak on national


security (because he actually thinks
about the consequences). He
divides the country (well, he did
that the day he had the audacity to
win the election). Worst of all, he
actually thinks that he's the presi-
dent. He even dared to say so on
Thursday. How arrogant of him.
You'd think that previous presidents
didn't have any ego. Somehow it
turned out that the one president
who treats even his biggest oppo-
nents with the utmost respect is
the arrogant one. I wonder why?
I expected that his winning the
Presidency would bring out some
ugliness, but it's been far worse than
I imagined. The racism coming
from the Right is obviously clear
and shameless, but there's also some
hidden and maybe subconscious
and disturbing underline tone
behind some of the things that I read
here and throughout the Left blo-
gosphere, even before the end of
Obama's first year 'He's weak, he's
spineless, he's got no balls, primary
him in 2012'. It'll be dishonest to
deny that.
The fact is that for millions in
America Barack Obama is this
uppit black man (Not even a "real"
backk, who received good educa-
tion only due to affirmative action
and has no right to litter the sacred
Oval Office with his skin color.
They just can't accept the fact that
the president is a black man, who
unlike his predecessor, was actually
legally elected. But what's really
sad is that it's not just the fringe, its
deep deep in mainstream America.
Barack Obama's ability to remain
above all this slob, to keep his opti-
mism and his strange and mostly
unjustified faith in people, while
continuing to gracefully deal with
an endless shitstorm is one of the
most inspiring displays of human
quality I have ever seen. And I can
only hope that the Cosmos is on his
side because God is and He never
makes a mistake.


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ARNOLD, Marvin, 87,
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Johnson, died March 17,
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HOGAN, Helen, 89, died
March 20, 2011.
JONES, Janie J., 85, died
March 19, 2011.
KILGO, Gwendolyn, 89,
died March 18, 2011.
LLOYD, Gabriel W.,
died March 14, 2011.
LUGO-CUMBA, Efrain,
57, died March 17, 2011.
MURPHY, Gertie, 90,
died March 21, 2011.
PICKETT, James, 61,
died March 19, 2011.
PRINE, Robert, died


March 18, 2011.
RICHERT, Sharon, 59,
died March 18, 2011.
RUSSELL, Rachel
Collins, 93, died March
20, 2011.
SCOTT, Lester, 73, died
March 21, 2011.
Alphonso West Mortuary,
Inc.
SHERMAN, Dorothy,
53, died March 18, 2011.
SWANNER, Olan James,
88, died March 19, 2011.
TATE, Stephen Clay, 41,
died March 19, 2011.
THIELE, Jennie, 88,
died March 18, 2011.
TYLER, David, died
March 19, 2011.
WALLACE, Kathleen,
89, died March 20, 2011.
WELLS, Sammy E., 55,
died March 19, 2011.


GEORGIA DEATHS
ASHLEY, Precious B.,
71, died March 21, 2011.
BAGGS, Edward, died
March 20, 2011.
BENNETT, Shirley A.,
died March 18, 2011.
BOGGS, Edward, died
March 20, 2011.
CONEY, Barbara, died
March 21, 2011.
GRANT, Joell Devon,
died March 17, 2011.
GRANT, Myles N., died
MARCH 17, 2011.
HILL, Frances, died
Monday 21, 2011.
HOGAN, Helen, 89, died
March 20, 2011.
LIVESAY, Loraine A.,
99, died March 22, 2011.
SIMMONS, Vanessa,
died March 18, 2011.
WHEELER, William
Greegory "Greg," 46,
died March 22, 2011.


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New Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church
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Sunday School ..................................9:30 a.m.
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Intercessory Prayer.......... ......... 0:45 a.m. ;
Morning Worship ...................11:00 a.m.
Youth Church
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W orship Service .............. ................. 10:00 a.m.
Church School .................................... 8:30 p.m.
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"Glory Hour" Bible Study .............. ........... 10:00 a.m.
"Jehovah Jireh" Bible Study .......................... 6:30 p.m.
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Friday
Joy Explosion M ministry ........................... 6:30 p.m .
201 East Beaver St. (904) 355-9475
Rev. Pearce Edwing, Sr.

GREATER EL-BETHEL DIVINE HOLINESS CHURCH
"The Church Where Everybody Is Somebody"
Bishop Lorenzo Hall., Pastor
Street Address: 723 W. 4th St. Jacksonville, Florida 32209
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 3575, Jacksonville, Florida 32206
Church Telephone: (904) 359-0661 Home: (904) 358-8932 Cell: 710-1586
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Tuesday...............................................Prayer Meeting & Bible Study,7:00 p.m.
Thursday............................................... ........................Joy Night,7:00 p.m.
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"There's Always Something Happening On The First Coast"


WHY WE SHOULD CONTINUE TO
CELEBRATE BLACK HISTORY MONTH!!!

S,- (Editor 's Note: When I received this I thought it should be
shared BEFORE 2012. The writer, Mrs. Gwendolyn Lang Jones is a
First (.C, \L I Berlin native, now living in Los Angeles, California.)

A great philosopher once stated "If you don't know your
History, you are likely to repeat it." With this in mind, I reflected
on my past, a similar path for which many of you have traveled.

As a little Negro girl born and raised in the south in a cesspool of
overt ignorance, bitterness, hatred, and outright racism, I was
taught to love God, to do unto others as I would have them do
unto me, and I was also taught invaluable techniques for survival
in such a horrid environment.

Along the way, I was victimized by the Colored and white water
fountains, riding in the back of the bus, having to use the bathroom prior to going down-
town to shop, because there may not be a restroom to accommodate me, eating before leav-
ing home or being certain to carry a sandwich along to prevent inevitable hunger pains, as
we could not enter a restaurant or be served at a lunch counter. Those adjustments were nec-
essary, due to the unjust laws in our "America the Beautiful."

I can remember so very well, when I would witness blatant racial discrimination, express
my sentiments very quietly or swallow my pride and not reference it at all.
I believe in and support our Constitution as the cornerstone of our democracy;
To embrace our allegiance, and hone the spirit of equality,

To be ever fair, ever good, and vehemently devour hypocrisy;
And, prohibit its inhabitants from tainting its beauty with obscure immorality.
Although many of our laws have been modified to be held in high regard;
There is yet, an enormous amount of toxic minds that employ a reckless disregard.

It has been avowed that it is no longer necessary to celebrate Black History Month or to sing
the anthem, "We Shall Overcome," because, a Black man is President shows that, we have
overcome.

Conversely, it is my perspective as a proud Black woman, that the cause for the celebration
will never grow old;
And, its significance must be fervently echoed to keep it in the fold.

Perpetual racism divulges that enough is enough;
But, when I convey my discontent, I'm often told that I'm being a little too tough,

So, for better clarification, I will articulate my rationale in rhyme,
Why Black History Month should be widely respected and vigorously celebrated to the
end of time;
Our life's journey in the Motherland, allowed us a free spirit, with a yearning to learn,
Until one day, formidable acts of torment forced us to enter the door of no return;

Our arduous voyage to the Americas was unwelcomed indeed,
As determination and drive gave us the strong will to succeed;

We were arrogantly dehumanized with little to no exception,
And we were compelled to fulfill our duties without obvious deception;

With a great sense of pride among us, and a longing to sustain, We did everything in our
power to simply adjust and not complain;
The struggle made it considerably difficult for immediate adjustment,
But, with God's help, we forged ahead as we strived for advancement;

Heartfelt degradation was applied with a small degree of fuss;
Thus, it made our level of progress appear nil or highly oblivious.

Greed and profits were the main motives in mind;
And, seldom was compassion displayed in kind.

While honor, worth and prestige became the order of the day;
Hardship was a constant and was demonstrated without fair play,

The transition was stressful, an unbearable reality,
For the survivors of the voyage experienced a senseless inequity;
"They were the keepers of the Dream."

African Americans are a strong, proud people and products of a rich legacy;
Therefore, we must never allow others to make us feel inferior, because of their incur-
able jealousy,

Motivation, innovation and collaboration are descriptive of our ancestral tradition;
Influenced by nobility, pride, dignity and a uniquely spiritual intuition,
We are kings, queens, conquerors, and the ultimate royalty,
And, we possess the fortitude to make all dreams a reality;
Innately our hearts ring out with kindness and love for our nation,
To be countered by hate, anger, envy and inhumane humiliation;

Historically, we have been scorned, abused and placed in a state of dismal isolation,
We have been ignored, and oft times forced into a mere brink of desolation;

We were crowned with an astonishing spirituality,
For our gifts blaze the trail with our individual genius and originality;

We laugh, we joke, we sing, we dance and we often clown around,
To be reminded daily of the ruthless institutionalized bound;
Our inborn wisdom has instilled in us our strong will to innovate,
While others feel an enormous need and absurd desire to emulate;

The enormous contributions of Blacks, in these United States of America,
Are representative of the unmitigated genius that we brought with us from Africa.

We have contributed notably to this country in all areas, Education, Sports,
Entertainment, Arts, Science, Entrepreneurship, and Politics as well,
Though many deemed the transformation so unfair, they decided to rebel;

Numerous contributions by African Americans have been obviously recognized while
others appeared absolutely ignored,
To crop up later as an original from where they had been intentionally stored;

The truth of who we are and why we should be revered from sea to shining sea,
Is precisely inscribed in the archives of America's written decree; ST
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Let us forever give honor to the works of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who blazed the trail
for millions to follow, Langston Hughes, Joe Louis, Ma Rainey, Dick Gregory, Oprah
Winfrey, Pearl Bailey, Althea Gibson, Bill Cosby, Malcolm X, Biddy Mason, Barbara
Jordan and Fannie Lou Hamer. Also, Colin Powell, Danny Bakewell, Jackie Robinson,
Louis Farrakhan, Dinah Washington, James Weldon Johnson, Lena Home, Denzel
Washington, Magic Johnson, Marion Anderson, James Brown, Dr. Mark Dean, architect of
the digital revolution, with more than 20 patents to his credit, Maya Angelou, Michael
Jackson, Jesse Jackson, Denzel Washington, Rosa Parks, Dr. Dorothy Height and President,
Barack Hussein Obama, just to name a few of the incredible Black Heroes and Sheroes, and
how they have profoundly impacted the history of this country.

Our job to hold America accountable for equality is a most challenging one,
But, it remains our responsibility to do our part until our freedom is won;

The time is now for all Americans to stand up for injustice, and refrain from the unprece-
dented bitterness that has been consistently spewed around this country for the past several
hundred years.

We must acknowledge and support the courage that has been demonstrated under the lead-
ership of our capable President Barack Obama, and give homage to his numerous accom-
plishments that were made in a very short time. Namely, his focus on Health Care Reform,
Housing, Education, Increased pay and benefits for military personnel, and the list goes on
and on.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. once said that, "There is nothing in the world more dangerous
than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity."
As uttered daily from the relentless sea of bigotry by Ginrich, Limbaugh, Beck, O'Reilly,
Palin and Hannerty,

Their deplorable hatred epitomizes the ultimate negativity,
And it connotes, but a sad commentary of "Our country 'tis of thee!"

Yes, the more things change, the more they remain the same,
And to eradicate injustice, we must continue to stake our claim;

The struggle for parity is constant, due to insurmountable ignorance and frustration,
That gives perpetual cause for an ongoing commemoration.

So, until the laws of justice are recognized and adhered to throughout our inflexible nation,
Let us walk together with heads held high and continue Carter G. Woodson's Black History
Month Celebration.

To be celebrated not only during the month of February on a special day;
But we must pay tribute to this laudable Celebration today, and everyday.


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Sealed bids will be received by the Jacksonvllc Port A.tthorit.' until 2:00 PM (EST), Thursday,
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Avoid Hidden Tax Triggers When Planning for Retirement
By: Jill Perlin

Tax season is upon us -- but before you break out that box of old receipts in
search of every last deduction, think about whether you're taking advantage of all
the tax benefits associated with saving for retirement.
Your nest egg can generally be divided into three categories, at least from a tax
perspective: assets that are taxed now, those that carry special tax advantages, and
those that will be taxed later.
Assets that are taxed now include mutual funds, stocks, and certificates o
deposit. They're purchased with after-tax income, and investors pay short- or long-
term capital gains taxes on their profits after they sell or cash in the assets.
These types of assets carry two hidden tax risks, too.
The first, turnover, afflicts investments like mutual funds. Over the course of a
year, managers buy and sell securities to ensure that the fund adheres to its stated
objective and to lock in gains on securities within the fund. So if a fund advertises
a turnover ratio of 25 percent, then the managers executed trades that represented
one-quarter of the fund's total assets.
Turnover can trigger capital gains -- which investors must pay taxes on.
The other hidden tax risk is rebalancing. Many people sell assets that have grown
in value and then buy securities whose value has decreased in order to bring their
overall asset allocation back into balance.
For instance, if mutual fund A jumps in value while mutual fund B plunges,
then fund A will comprise a greater percentage -- and fund B a lesser share -- of an
investor's portfolio. Selling A and buying B can allow an investor to position his
portfolio in line with its original strategy. Unfortunately, the gains on the sale are
taxable.
With these risks in mind, it's worth asking yourself whether you're needlessly
paying taxes now on income that you may not actually use until sometime in the
future.
In short, are you capitalizing on tax-advantaged and tax-deferred savings vehi-
cles? That is arguably the single-best way to take control of your tax risks. It also
has the salutary effect of maximizing your retirement income.
Tax-advantaged assets include such vehicles as Roth Individual Retirement
Accounts (IRAs). Investors contribute to a Roth IRA with after-tax income but can
typically withdraw their money -- including any gains -- tax-free as long as they
comply with certain requirements.
On the downside, the assets within a retirement account are subject to the
vagaries of the market. Savers are also subject to income and contribution limits
when using Roth IRAs.
Traditional IRAs, qualified retirement plans like 401(k)s, cash-value life insur-
ance, and annuities represent types of assets that are taxed later. Some of these sav-
ings vehicles require a saver to withdraw a portion of the funds once he reaches a
certain age. When withdrawn, the proceeds are generally taxed as regular income.
Of this third category, annuities provide savers with the greatest flexibility.
Holders of annuities can control their tax burden, as they don't pay taxes on any
earnings until they withdraw funds. They also have access to professionally man-
aged investment options and can avoid the tax risks associated with rebalancing
their portfolios.
Further, annuities are the only vehicle that can provide savers guaranteed retire-
ment income that's insulated from potential market downturns, while leaving the
possibility of a death benefit for an investor's heirs.
Of course, the tax treatment of an asset is just one criterion for evaluating an
investment, and assets of all kinds merit inclusion in a saver's portfolio. But as you
prepare your taxes this year, consider how you might be able to benefit from tax-
advantaged and tax-deferred savings vehicles.
The Prudential Insurance Company of America, Newark, NJ. Please consult
your tax and legal advisors regarding your personal circumstances before making
any tax-related investment decisions.




Announcements, meetings, happenings, and community events
scheduled in Jacksonville and the surrounding area.
MAYOR'S WALK FOR SENIOR WELLNESS: 3/26/2011 at Metropolitan
Park. Join the City of Jacksonville for a 2 mile walk around the Sports Complex
area to promote active lifestyles for seniors. The 2-mile route begins at
Metropolitan Park, follows EverBank Field and the Baseball Grounds of
Jacksonville to end at Metropolitan Park. For more information, call (904) 630-
7392 or email events@coj.net
BLACK & WHITE NIGHT GALA OF G.IVING. The Jacksonville regional
office of Catholic Charities Bureau will host its 18th annual spring fundraiser on
Saturday, March 26 from 6:30-11 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville
Riverfront at 225 East Coastline Drive. For more information and tickets, call
Diane Powers at (904) 354-4846, ext. 227
RUNNERS GET DIRTY TO CREATE A WORLD FREE OF MS. Runners
will get dirty for a good cause on Saturday, March 26, 2011, as they slosh their
way toward a world free of MS in the third annual Mud Run MS Jacksonville, a
10K military-style obstacle course gushing with mud.Contact
Sara Conrad, Marketing Coordinator, National Multiple Sclerosis Society
North Florida Chapter, (904) 332-6810 ext. 41120, Cell: (925) 336-6956
Sara. Conrad@nmss.org, nationalMS society.org/fln
FOR COLORED GIRLS WHO HAVE CONSIDERED SUICIDE WHEN
THE RAINBOW IS ENUF! By Ntozake Shange, onaturday, March 26 at 2:00
p.m. and 6:00 p.m.Sunday, March 27 at 3:00 p.m.Contact the Box Office at (904)
765-7372 or (904) 765-7373 or visit www.stageaurora.org. for more information.
NATIONAL POISON PREVENTION WEEK ACTIVITIES. For the


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ULYSSES W. WA1KINS JR., M.U.

SCABIES


Cold weather is here and seemingly it is going to be
with us for a while. Most people find it very convenient
these days to stay at home where it is nice and warm, this,
of course, is the ideal way to both stay warm and save
money while doing so. Staying in also brings people in close contact with each
other which may create another type problem seemingly more noticed this time of
the year...body parasites. One of these parasites is called SARCOPTES SCA-
BIEL, which causes a type of skin infection called Scabies or as it is commonly
called "The Itch". This condition should be recognized and treated as soon as pos-
sible because it can quickly spread through an entire household.

Scabies, which at one time was not common in the United States, has
begun to be more popular now. It is transmitted from person to person by two or
more people being in close contact with the person carrying the parasite. It affects
almost the entire body but usually spares the head and neck. The little parasite is
barely visible with the naked eye as a little white dot.

With Scabies there is intense itching which almost always occurs at night.
The lesion (sore) that usually exists looks like a short irregular black mark, about
12 inch long, as if made by a sharp pencil but are in fact, very small bumps. They
are mostly noted over male sex organs, female breasts nipples, the creases of the
hands, the inside surfaces of the writs, around the elbows, under the arms, along
the wrist line and on the lower buttocks. If this condition is allowed to exist with-
out treatment for several weeks it will get worse and develop into scratch dermati-
tis (rash caused by continuous scratching), eczema or scattered infected sores over
the entire body.

Treatment consists of first, checking with your doctor for medication that
you should use. In addition to prescribed medication a few other tips to follow
are:
1. Take a nice long bath with vigorous cleansing of affected
areas of the body.
2. Try and find the original source of the body parasites.
3. Wash and dryclean all under clothes or street clothes.
Make sure to use your medication exactly as prescribed.

Scabies is a condition that is not fatal but some serious complication may
arise if not properly diagnosed and treated in time, so please check with your doc-
tor if you have a rash or itch that you don't know what caused it.


By: Russ Handler
So You Met Online -- Now What?
Expert Explains Top Five Mistakes
Women Make While Dating

If you're single, it's likely that you're using dating Web sites like job seekers
use Monster and Hotjobs, hoping that you'll find someone who fits your dating
profile.
The TV commercials love to trumpet the fact that one in five relationships
today start on an online dating site. The thing that irritates Dr. Kenneth Ryan is
that they fail to mention what happens AFTER people meet online.
"The term 'online dating' itself is deceptive," said Ryan, author of Finding Your
Prince in a Sea of Toads: How to Find a Quality Guy Without Getting Your Heart
Shredded (www.findingyourprince.com). "You don't 'date' online. You meet
online, but the dating that occurs after all the emails and online chats is something
people still find confusing and frustrating. Figuring out how to write a decent pro-
file for a web site is only step one. Steps two through marriage are more about
relating in-person than online. If people do not know how to evaluate and grow a
relationship, they end up discouraged or part of the 50% divorce statistics."
Dr. Ryan, who has spent years with his wife counseling engaged couples about
sex through their church classes on marriage, has aggregated some of his best
advice on dating into a list of the five most common mistakes made in dating.
They include:
* Don't Be Too Passive Some women feel helpless and hopeless because
few men have shown interest in them. They sit alone at home hoping Prince
Charming will one day knock on the door. There are many ways a woman can
improve her connections with guys and make herself more appealing. They are
not helpless or hopeless.
* Don't Be Too Aggressive -Women who come on too strong look desper-
ate and may scare off quality guys. Predatory males look for desperate women
because they will do almost anything to get a guy. Learn how to engage men with-
out coming on too strong.
* Don't Be Naive About Men If a woman does not understand the huge
difference between men and women when it comes to sex and relationships, she
will get burned. If most of her guidance for relationships comes from popular
media and peers, she is working from a position of ignorance. Movie makers
couldn't care less about your life. They just want your $14 movie ticket.
* Don't Panic Women become so fearful that they will never find a guy
who loves them that they abandon their convictions and make irrational, danger-
ous decisions. Some painful effects are immediate, while some might not surface
for years.
* Don't Sleep with the Boyfriend Every woman must make her own deci-
sion and it is a huge decision. This is the most common and most harmful mis-
take. It causes an avalanche of problems, many that the woman does not antici-
pate. Sex with a boyfriend might seem romantic or exhilarating but there are hid-
den fangs that will cut deep. You can't put a condom on your heart.
"It's not easy to navigate the shark-infested waters of the dating world, but if
you can follow these basic tips, you shouldn't have to worry about being some-
one else's prey," Dr. Ryan added.


Florida/USVI Poison Information Center Jacksonville, Saturday, March 26,
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Johns Town Center, Jacksonville
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Florida 32207. Information 398-7472 ext 224
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THE 2011, 42ND ANNUAL NAACP IMAGE AWARDS

DAZZLED YET ANOTHER YEAR!
By Rych McCain, feedbackrych@sbcglobal.net and Facebook
Photos by Early Gibson


The 2011, 42nd Annual NAACP AWARDS took center stage on the Fox-TV

Network again this year. The show was hosted by Holly Robinson Peete and Wayne

Brady while taking place and the famed Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. The red

carpet was a menagerie of style, fashion, glitz, elegance and glamour. The show

annually celebrates and award people of color working in the fields of literature,

music, television and film. Vicangelo Bulluck was again the Executive Producer.

Special honors included The Chairman's Award which went to U.S. Surgeon General

Regina M. Benjamin and retired General Colin L. Powell received The President's

Award. Performers and Presenters included Halle Berry, LL Cool J, Affion Crockett,

Kimberly Elise, Kerry Washington, Vanessa Williams, Angela Bassett, NAACP

Chairwoman Roslyn M. Brock, Loretta Devine, Jason Derulo, Kat Graham, Dule

Hill, Anthony Mackie, Judge Greg Mathis, Tia and Tamera Mowry, Sandra Oh,

Russell Peters and Anika Noni Rose. With the continued willful lack of diversity on

behalf of the Academy Awards; The NAACP Image Awards are more relevant today

than ever. For a complete list of the winners, go to www.naacpimageawards.net.


RYCH MCCAIN'S HOLLYHOOD NOTES!
By' Rych AcCain. feedbackrych@dsbcglobal.net. Facebook Celeb Intervnieas


Awards Gala:
The Beverly Hilton Hotel was
the site last week to The Alliance For
Children's Rights 18th Annual Dinner
Awards Gala. Honoree included enter-
tainment attorney Skip Brittenham and
his wife actress Heather Thomas who
received The National Champion For
Children Award and Linda Johnson
Rice, Chair Woman of Johnson
Publishing Company, Inc, publishers of
Ebony and Jet Magazines who was pre-
sented with The Francis M. Wheat
Community Service Award.
Comedian/Actor and host of "The Price
Is Right," Drew Carey was the night's
host and master of ceremonies. Cliff
Gilbert-Lurie and Sue Naegle, President
of HBO Entertainment served as Dinner
Co-Chairs. A bevy of celebs and VIP's
were in attendance. The Alliance For
Children's Rights is the only free legal
services organization in Los Angeles
devoted solely to protecting the rights of
abused and impoverished children.
Hollywood Club Scene:
The Bikini Week Tour as part of
LA Fashion Week had their scantly clad
bash at The Kress Penthouse in
Hollywood last Saturday. Parris Harris -
Fashion Coordinator and Michael Lee -
Creator of Bikini Week pulled out all of
the right stops to insure a fun night for
all.
Style:
Country Music Superstar Kenny
Chesney has partnered with Costa To
Design his first line of signature sun-
glasses. Proceeds generated from the
sale of the Kenny Chesney limited edi-
tion Costas will benefit ocean conserva-
tion group "Coastal Conservation
Associates" (CCA), a shared cause for
both Chesney and Costa. The sun glass-
es go on sale, online March 17, 2011 at
www.costadelmar.com. The product
will also be sold at each stop of
Chesney's "Goin Coastal" North
American Tour, which begins March
17th in West Palm Beach, FL. And con-
cludes with two show's at Gillette
Stadium in Foxboro, MA. Only a limit-
ed number of Kenny Costas are being
produced and are expected to sell out
quickly.
Top Music Info:
Trust me folks when I say that
The A&R Registry; The Music
Publisher Registry; The Film &
Television Music Guide and The Music


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These directories are ranked #1 by top
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them up and get the real deal contacts
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Colon Cancer Awareness Month
& Women's History Month:
This is Colon Cancer Awareness
Month. Get checked and give your gut a
break from too much meat i.e., beef,
pork and the gospel bird (chicken)!
Never eat meat without eating leafy
foods with it like romaine lettuce to
push it through. Find a credible herbal-
ist and do a cleanse at least twice a year.
There are plenty of Workmen's History
Month events to attend this month in
your area.
Movies:
Red Riding Hood. Warner Bros.
Pictures. Starring Amanda Seyfried,
Shiloh Fernandez, Max Irons, Julie
Christie and Gary Oldman. Directed by
Catherine Hardwicke. Produced by
Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Davisson
Killoran and Michael Ireland. The crit-
ics are cutting this flick down but I liked
it. The big bad wolf is actually a were-
wolf who is terrorizing Red Riding
Hood's gothic village. It is more of mur-
der horror "who-done-it" than a fairy
tale. This is too intense for children
under eight but Wolfman fans will get
off on this one.
Study, Observe and Win!
Rych


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11th Annual Spring Demo Day


March 21, 2011 St.
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Slammer & Squire Golf
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In addition, the
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numerous prizes, including
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(50) $50 gift cards given
away by the PGA Tour
Stop, and a putting contest
that will begin at 1 p.m.
Participants in the putting
contest will play three
holes designed by the
Slammer & Squire staff.
The low score of the day
will win a complimentary
round of golf for two at the
Slammer & Squire Golf
Course.
For more details on
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& Squire golf shop: (904)
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Octavious Freeman, 1st Place Winner 200 Girls Meter
Dash New Record 23.4 Lake Wales High School.


Keisha Richburg, 1st Place Winner 300
Girls Meter Low Hurdlers, Miami
Northwestern Sr. High School.


Arman Hall, 1st Place Winner in the boy 400
(time 46.61) and the boys 200 (time 20.87) St.
Thomas Aquinas High School (also known as
STA) is a private, Roman Catholic, college-
preparatory high school in Fort Lauderdale,
Florida


Suns Extend Player Development Contract

with Marlins


The Jacksonville Suns
have announced the exten-
sion of a player develop-
ment agreement with the
Florida Marlins, for the
2011 and 2012 Southern
League seasons.
In the current two-year
relationship with the
Florida Marlins, which
was due to expire in
September, the Suns have
a regular season record of
151-107 (.585) with 22
games remaining in the
2010 season. The Suns
made a Southern League
playoff appearance in
2009, going 6-1in the
postseason, culminating
with a Southern League
Championship. They are
currently qualified for the
2010 Southern League
Playoffs after winning the
First-Half Southern
Division Championship
and the club is poised to
try for back-to-back titles.
Commenting on the
agreement extension
Marlins Director of Player
Development Brian


Chattin stated "The
Florida Marlins are excit-
ed to extend our partner-
ship with the Jacksonville
Suns through the 2012
season. The past two years
with the Suns have been
tremendous, and we are
thrilled to be affiliated
with such a fine organiza-
tion. With its great facility,
loyal fan base and steady
support from Mr. Bragan
and his staff, Jacksonville
is an ideal player develop-
ment partner."
"Well let's see, they
said they'd try to give us a


good club and year one we
get Logan Morrison, Mike
Stanton, Sean West and a
bunch more, and win the
league championship."
Suns President and
General Manager Peter
Bragan, Jr. said. "Year two
the Big League club
comes in and plays us here
in Jacksonville, plus we
get another great team that
wins the first-half with
Stanton bombing 'em out
of here. The way the
Marlins have been for us,
we couldn't possibly be
happier."


Tickets for games 1 &
2 of the 2010 Southern
League South Division
playoffs, set for Thursday,
September 9 and Friday,
September 10, both 7:05
starts at the baseball
Grounds of Jacksonville,
are on sale now. Great
seats are still available.
You can purchase tickets
in person at the Ballpark
Box Office, M-F, 9-5; by
calling 358-2846 (have
your credit card handy) or
online at
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BACK FROM EGYPT: LOCAL DOCTOR
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Recently re-
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month before it became
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"The very name of the
country "Egypt" brings
childhood fairytales to
mind and seeing the
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I came back admiring the VISION of these ancient in-
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centuries ago pinnacled to connect with divinity itself.
Not in my wildest forecasts could I imagine that beautiful
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Along with Havard Professor Dr. Pineada, Jacksonville
eye surgeon, Dr. Arun Gulani were the only two US eye surgeons
invited by Cairo University faculty to teach at the recently con-
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Egypt.
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Dr. Gulani spent time at the world's largest library in Alexandria
and admired their modern architecture and voluminous database.
World famous eye surgeon, Dr. Gulani often travels glob-
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When asked whether he shall continue to accept invites
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FAMU ALUMNA IS THE FIRST AFRICAN-AMERICAN FEMALE TO
ATTEND THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA MD-PHD PROGRAM

SpFlorida A&M University (FAMU)
alumna Brittney Newby recently be-
came the first African-American fe-
male to be admitted into the
University of Florida (UF) MD-PhD
p program.
Newby, an Atlanta, Ga. native,
graduated summa cum laude in the
spring of 2009 from FAMU with a
bachelor's degree in chemistry. She
Sn an was officially accepted into UF's
prestigious program Jan. 18.
W "It is very humbling," said Newby.
"I can't help but to think of all of the
people that have paved the way.
Without them, I wouldn't even have the opportunity to partake in this prestigious program.
I have dreamed of being a doctor and changing the dynamics of healthcare for pretty much
all of my life. I think being the first African-American female accepted is just a bonus. It
gives me a chance to provide a good example for those who come behind me."
The University of Florida's MD-PhD program was created in 1967. Each year, the
program only admits eight students due to the fact that the student's full tuition is paid along
with paying the students a monthly stipend of $1,900 per month. Dr. Lekan Latinwo, chair
of FAMU's Department of Biology, Dr. James Adams, co-chair, and Letina Banks, pre-health
advisor, met with the director of the University of Florida's MD-PhD program Dr. Stephen
Hsu and his assistant, Skip Harris, in hopes of increasing UF's admission of more minor-
ity students into their program.
"When I read Brittney's personal statement, I told her she would be our first student
to enter into the MD-PhD program at the University of Florida due to her extensive research
experience," Banks said. "We started working together to make sure this happened."
Newby currently works at the Children's Hospital in Boston as a research assistant. In her
lab, she investigates the role of genetics on the progression of skeletal disorders, while
also investigating the biological aspects of these disorders through mouse models.
"My day-to-day typically involves running experiments, genotyping samples and
looking after the mouse colony," she said. "While working at the Children's Hospital-Boston,
I have been able to gain extensive insight on what entails the life of a physician scientist."
Newby, who was a player on the Lady Rattler Softball Team, said the university was in-
strumental in her development as a student and a person.
"At FAMU, I wasn't just a student, I was a part of a family," said Newby. "My teach-
ers were amazing many of which I can still call if I need any advice. While a student at
FAMU, sometimes I would think, 'Why am I learning this or why is the coursework so diffi-
cult?' But as I look back on my time at FAMU, I am very happy to have had such rigorous
coursework because it has truly prepared me for medical school."
After graduation, Newby hopes to work as a pediatric physician.
"Depending on my specialization and field of research, my research will be im-
pacted by my clinical experiences with patients," she said. "Hopefully, my research will
translate into new approaches for diagnosis, prevention and treatment of diseases. Right
now, I am most interested in the pathology of disease and the biological mechanisms in-
volved in the progression of disease."


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2011 White House Easter Egg Roll
Poster Design Contest

WASHINGTON Today, the White House is announcing an
Easter Egg Roll Poster Contest for local school children. The First
Lady will be selecting the winning design, which will serve as the of-
ficial 2011 White House Easter Egg Roll poster. The White House in-
vites all elementary and middle school students in the District of
Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia to submit poster designs by Monday,
April 4th at 11:59pm EST for consideration. The poster design se-
lected by the First Lady will be used as part of the White House 2011
Easter Egg Roll program. The winning student artist will be invited to
attend the event, along with his or her class.
Students from the Washington, D.C. area have had a special
relationship with the White House Easter Egg Roll for generations. In
the early 1800s, local children rolled eggs on the Capitol Steps the day
after Easter. In 1878, President Rutherford B. Hayes invited D.C. area
children to roll their Easter eggs on the White House lawn and a tradi-
tion was born, growing into the national event that it is today. The
Easter Egg Roll was the largest public event held at the White House
in 2009 (and 2010). Close to 30,000 people from the DC area and
across the country gathered on the South Lawn to enjoy the festivities.
This year, the President and First Lady will again open the
South Lawn for children 12 years and younger and their families. Ac-
tivities at this year's event include cooking stations, storytelling, sports,
live entertainment, and the tradition that started it all, Easter egg rolling.
The 2011 White House Easter Egg Roll is focused on promoting health
and wellness with the theme "Get Up and Go!" All of the activities will
encourage children to lead healthy and active lives, which is a central
part of the First Lady's "Let's Move!" initiative, a national campaign
to combat childhood obesity.
For more information about the poster contest entry process or
submissions, please visit
http://www.whitehouse.gov/eastereggroll/poster. The deadline for sub-
missions is Monday, April 4th at 11:59pm EST. Submissions may not
exceed 2 megabytes (high-quality scans measuring either 8.5" X 11" at
600 dpi or 20 x 16" at 300 dpi must be available upon request) and
should relate to this year's theme, "Get Up and Go!" Please note: sub-
missions may be made public during the selection process.
Ticketing details for the 2011 Easter Egg Roll can be found at
www.whitehouse.gov/eastereggroll.


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It's all about healthy choices and healthy living for young people! The ladies
of the Gamma Omicron Sigma Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. are once
again hosting a Youth Symposium that will provide resources to promote a healthy
generation. "H3: It's All About Me Healthy Choices, Healthy Living, Healthy Gen-
erations" will be held on March 26th from 10 a.m. 2 p.m. at the Regency Square
Mall, near Belk. It is free and open to the public.
There will be health screenings, child id and fingerprinting, entertainment
and much more. Middle and high school students will be able to pick up information
on topics they deal with daily like childhood obesity and peer pressure. They can
also win great prizes!
Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. is a leading international, nonprofit com-
munity service organization that continues to grow through Sisterhood, Scholarship
and Service. Seven educators founded Sigma Gamma Rho on November 12, 1922
at Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana. Hosting the symposium allows mem-
bers to promote the sorority's motto "Greater Service, Greater Progress."
For more information about the Youth Symposium, please contact Angela
Spears at (904) 521-3826 or sigmal922@gmail.com.

DCPS Spring Events

Thursday, April 28, 2011
Brentwood Elementary, 9:15 to 10:30 a.m. & 1 to 2:30 p.m., 3750 Springfield
Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32206. Join students for their Spring Poetry Festival sur-
rounding the theme "Go Green." The students have been working hard to save en-
ergy, recycle and conserve water, and this event will be a great way to celebrate
keeping our planet beautiful.

Friday, April 29, 2011
Whitehouse Elementary, 4 to 8 p.m., 11160 General Ave., Jacksonville, FL 32220.
All are invited to the Spring Festival for a night of fun, games, prizes, food and crafts!

Friday, May 6, 2011
Normandy Village Elementary, 6 p.m., 8257 Herlong Rd., Jacksonville, FL 32210.
Visit the school's Spring Carnival for a fun-filled evening of games and events.

Friday, May 20, 2011
Jacksonville Heights Elementary, 4 to 7 p.m., 7750 Tempest St. S., Jacksonville,
FL 32244. The PTA is sponsoring a Spring Festival for students, staff and the local
community.


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Blind, Wheelchair-
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The Miami-Dade Parks Dis-
ability Services department and the
Florida School for the Deaf and Blind
in St. Augustine, Fla., are introducing
students to 10 and Under Tennis featur-
ing the QuickStart play format follow-
ing grants from USTA Florida's "Share
the Love" $750,000 initiative.
Miami-Dade Parks Disability
Services received $5,000 for 10 and
Under Tennis equipment to start the
Junior Tennis Wheelchair program for
children age 8 and older, and to provide
new children's sport wheelchairs.
"Sports partners such as the
USTA Florida are vital to Miami-Dade
Parks' efforts to provide fun and inclu-
sive recreational opportunities for chil-
dren with disabilities in our
community," said MDPR Disability
Services Manager Lucy Binhack. "Ac-
cessible-sports programs, such as our
Junior Wheelchair Tennis program
gives children who use wheelchairs the
tools and motivation to achieve their
own personal best, resulting in im-
proved health, fitness and self-esteem."
The program kicks off April 9,
and will be held every Saturday from
10:30-11:30 a.m. at the Tamiami Tennis
Center in Miami, utilizing QuickStart
Tennis equipment.


USTA 10 and Under Tennis
featuring the QuickStart play format is
designed for children featuring smaller
court sizes, racquet sizes, foam and
Ilow-compression balls, a sim-
ple scoring system, and net
heights adjusted to ease kids
into the sport. Similar mini-
tennis formats have long been
L popular in Europe, where cur-
rent stars such as Roger Fed-
erer and Kim Clijsters first
learned the game with age-
adjusted racquets, balls and
court sizes. To see a video of
10 and Under Tennis in action
go to: http://10andunderten-
S nis.usta.com.
Miami-Dade Parks
ullen) and Recreation is the third
largest county park system in
the United States, consisting of 263
parks and more than 12,848 acres of
land, including the Crandon Tennis
Center, home of the Sony Ericsson
Open professional tennis tournament.
For more info go to www.miami-
dade.gov/parks, or call (305) 365-6706.
The Florida School for the
Deaf and Blind received a $1,800 grant
for QuickStart Tennis equipment and
funding to paint permanent QuickStart
lines to create mini-courts for students.
Performers Ray Charles and
jazz pianist Marcus Roberts are alumni
of the Florida School for the Deaf and
Blind, which had a first entering class
of 62 students in 1892, and is today the
largest school of its type in the United
States with 47 buildings on 72 acres of
land.
"Over the past several years,
ours' and many other schools have been
faced with financial challenges," said
Mary Ellen Stewart, physical education
and health teacher. "Many of our stu-
dents come from lower-income fami-
lies, and they might never be exposed
to the sport of tennis, if not from our PE
program. However, as you know, tradi-
tional tennis is difficult to teach
younger students, so the QuickStart
program will be wonderful for our ele-
mentary teaching program to expose


these students at an earlier age. Hope-
fully students will develop an interest
and desire to continue in the sport, be-
come involved in extracurricular activ-
ities and join the FSDB tennis team."
Fellow physical education and
health teacher Keith Young says the
school plans to implement unique
strategies for teaching tennis to blind
students.
"We have some students who
have enough vision to play QuickStart
Tennis, we may have to repaint the balls
or modify the size," Young said. "For
our low-vision or totals, I'm looking at
designing a tether-type platform that ro-
tates and has balls attached at different
heights so those students can hit the
ball. I even thought of using the plat-
form and tethering the ball to the stu-
dent's leg so it can be returned. There
are other ideas for using QuickStart
Tennis, but these projects will have to
wait until the courts are finished."
Young, Stewart and fellow
staffers attended a USTA Florida
QuickStart Workshop, where a transla-
tor was present to assist deaf staff mem-
bers.
"Having an interpreter from
FSDB was very helpful, along with our
PE staff who can sign very well,"
Young said. "Our deaf staff members
actually picked up the drills and con-
cepts very quickly."
USTA Florida annually directs
90% of member dollars back into the
community to support tennis programs
and projects throughout Florida. USTA
Florida's $750,000 "Share the Love"
grant program helps fund tennis pro-
grams and projects throughout Florida
communities during challenging eco-
nomic times.
"It is with the annual member-
ship dues from USTA Florida members
that we are able to offer these commu-
nity program grants," said USTA
Florida Director of Community Tennis
Linda Curtis. "USTA membership does
really make a difference in tennis in the
Florida community."


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Innocent Man Freed After Nearly 30 Years in Prison

The Innocence Project celebrated
: another victory this week with the release
S.of an innocent man who had been in
prison for 27 years.
Virginia native Thomas
m Haynesworth, 46, was an 18-year-old
I Ihigh school dropout when he was picked
up by police and identified by five
women as their rapist.
Haynesworth was innocent but
--- --..n...., Ha was convicted of three attacks and sent
Sto prison. He was acquitted in one and
another was dropped.
Nearly three decades later, Vir-
Sginia's then-governor Mark Warner or-
dered a review of thousands of cases
Thomas Haynesworth from 1973 to 1988. Haynesworth's case
was among them.
With the help of The Innocence
Project, a non-profit legal clinic dedicated to exonerating wrongfully convicted people
through DNA testing, Haynesworth was cleared and a convicted rapist named Leon
Davis was implicated in the attacks.
As it turned out, Davis and Haynesworth shared the same blood type, lived in
the same neighborhood and bore a slightly similar resemblance. DNA evidence, how-
ever, made Haynesworth's innocence undeniable.
Haynesworth was also convicted in two attacks for which there is no genetic
evidence. Prosecutors who have reexamined the cases are convinced he was wrongly
convicted of those crimes as well.

Hospital Worker Steals Dead
Woman's Rings to Pay Cable Bill

-IV A worker at an Illinois hospital was arrested after
admitting to stealing two rings off the fingers of a dead
woman he was taking to the morgue.
37-year-old Frederick Tapley claimed that the stress
of a mounting cable bill debt forced him to steal and pawn
the wedding ring set belonging to the deceased woman.
Frederick Tapley Family members noticed they were missing during the fu-
neral and immediately notified authorities.
Tapley faces five years in prison if convicted.


Local Crooks Threaten To Take
Woman's Baby Girl


Felisha Groover


A Duval County woman was terrorized by two
men who attacked her for her purse and threatened to
take her infant daughter.
Felisha Groover had been sitting in her parked car,
waiting for her older daughter to return from college test-
ing when two men approached her and demanded she
hand over her purse.
When she hesitated to comply, one of the men
opened her car door and snatched her out onto the asphalt
of the parking lot. The other man tried to open the pas-
senger door to get at Groover's 7-month-year-old daugh-
ter, Miracle.
When the man at the driver's side of the car hit
her with a metal object and pulled out a knife, Groover
began to fight for her life and that of her young child's.
She yelled at the top of her lungs, punching and
kicking the man until both suspects ran off for fear of
being discovered.
Groover was treated for her wounds at Memorial
Hospital. No arrests have been made in this case.








ssSHH! From Actual Police Reports

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PETIT THEFT Jacksonville po-
lice responded to a report of a
shoplifter at the Arlington Express-
way Sears retail store, who was re-
i i h


S SLtg t1e Loss Prevention incers
there.

Upon the arrival of the of-
ficer, the suspect was seen being
physically restrained on the ground.
The officer secured the suspect and
spoke with one of the Loss Preven-
tion Officers, who stated that they
saw the suspect pick up a pair of sunglasses from a display and place
them on his head before walking around the store. The suspect then
quickly cut the tag off the glasses and put them back on his head to make
it look like he already owned them.

The suspect passed the cash registers several times and made no
effort to pay before he left the store. Loss Prevention Officers immedi-
ately approached the suspect, who
refused to come back inside and
pay for the sunglasses that were still
on his head. The Loss Prevention
Officers tried to force the suspect
back inside, and when he resisted,
they forced him onto the ground to
wait until police arrived.

The suspect was also wearing a
backpack in which police found
two pairs of jeans, one of which
was from a nearby JCPenney store.
The officer found a pair of wire cut-
ters in the suspect's pocket during a pat-down.

Though the suspect denied any wrongdoing, he was clearly seen
cutting the tag off the sunglasses on the security video. The stolen mer-
chandise went back into the store with the Loss Prevention Officers.
The suspect was read his rights and taken to jail.


I> Safety


Check Overpayment Scams


The Bait:


A response to your ad or online auction posting, offering to pay with
a cashier's, personal, or corporate check. At the last minute, the so-called
buyer (or the buyer's "agent") comes up with a reason for writing the
check for more than the purchase price, and asks you to wire back the
difference after you deposit the check.

The Catch:

If you deposit the check, you lose. Typically, the checks are coun-
terfeit, but they're good enough to fool unsuspecting bank tellers and
increase the balance in your bank account temporarily. But when the
check eventually bounces, you are liable for the entire amount.

Your Safety Net:

* Don't accept a check for more than your selling price, no matter how
tempting the plea or convincing the story.

* Ask the buyer to write the check for the purchase price.

* If the buyer sends the incorrect amount, return the check.Don't send the
merchandise.

* As a seller who accepts payment by check, you may ask for a check
drawn on a local bank, or a bank with a local branch. That way, you can
visit personally to make sure the check is valid.

If that's not possible, call the bank the check was drawn on using
the phone number from directory assistance or an Internet site that you
know and trust, not from the person who gave you the check. Ask if the
check is valid.


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Georgia Brothers Slain During Argument


Police in Alma, GA are on the hunt for a teen
who gunned down two brothers in the street.
Damon Jerrideau, 18, shot 24-year-old Perry
Chancy and 22-year-old Dustin Chancy just after 11
p.m. on Friday. Perry Chancy died soon after arriving
at Bacon County Hospital, while his brother expired
the next evening.
Police said that the shooting occurred near
..gthein oP- Perry Chancy's home in the midst of an informal
gathering of neighborhood residents in the street, dur-
ing an argument Jerrideau was having with one of the
Chancy brothers.
Two suspected accomplices were arrested for
Damon Jerrideau, Suspect their involvement. Jerrideau remains at large.


Jacksonville Teen and

Father Charged in Killing


An 18-year-old and his father have been arrested
for their involvement in the shooting death of a Jack-
sonville senior citizen.
According to the police report, Curtis Free Am-
mons, Jr. and Elton Wilson had burst into the home of 60-
year-old Eddie Chaplin in an attempt to rob the man at
gunpoint. The two of them shot Chaplin multiple times
before witnesses saw them flee the scene.
Ammons, who had a previous arrest record for
robbery and drugs, was advised by his father to get out of
town after the murder took place. Curtis Free Ammons,
Sr. was arrested for accessory after the fact, as the phone
conversation had been recorded.


CrMime Watch^I'm


Woman Ejected from Moving Car During

Domestic Brawl

A Columbia County couple told police
conflicting reports after the woman was ejected from
a moving car and badly injured.
According to the woman, she and the
man, 27-year-old Joseph Benjamin Newton, were ar-
guing in the car when she opened the door to get
Saway. Newton, who had allegedly grabbed her to pre-
vent her from leaving, pushed the woman out the
door and drove off after she began yelling for help.
Newton told police a different story.
He said that the woman grabbed the steer-
ing wheel and caused the car to go out of control.
Joseph Newton When he regained control, the woman jumped from
the car.
Regardless of how the woman ended up outside the car, Newton now faces a
charge of domestic violence aggravated battery.


Shands Hospital Employee

Charged with Theft

A Shands Jacksonville employee was arrested
Wednesday after being accused of stealing thousands of
dollars from the hospital.
Nancy Jo Abel had already been terminated after
hospital authorities discovered about $200,000 missing
from its accounts.
During the investigation, an auditing firm was
brought in by the hospital and was able to connect Abel to
the money's disappearance. Abel had apparently been
funneling the funds into an account for a company called
St. Jude.
The results of the detailed audit were turned over
to both the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office and the State At-
torney's office.
Abel is scheduled for a court appearance later this week.


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Name: Czhezlordeunm Cummings
Age: 16 Height: 5'3"
Weight: 1201bs
Last seen 03/07/11 in West Palm
Beach, FL. May still be in local
area.


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Name: anaquan uamner
Age: 15 Height: 5'5"
Weight: 1351bs
Last seen 02/18/11 in Pensacola,
FL. May still be in local area.


Name: Unique German Name: Laquita Smith
Age: 16 Height: 5'2" Age: 18 Height: 5'1"
Weight: 1501bs Weight: 1151bs
Last seen 12/02/10 in Oakland Last seen 12/20/08 in Atlanta,
Park, FL. GA. May go by nickname
"Quita".


Name: Iasia Sweeting
Age: 17 Height: 5'0"
Weight: 1031bs
Last seen 04/12/10 in Avondale
Estates, GA. Believed to be in At-
lanta, GA.


Call Foul I I Cookie Thief Getaway


Miami Beach police came running after receiving
an emergency call about "two black males carrying
firearms and selling drugs." It was bogus and turns
out the man who made the call was a 38-year-old felon
named John Hunter, on whom the cops found cocaine,
marijuana and 119 more packets of suspected drugs
that he had apparently forgotten to get rid of.


West Palm Beach resident Stefanie Woods wound
up in juvenile court for driving the getaway car in a Girl
Scout cookie stand robbery.
Woods, who was initially arrested for a probation
violation for battering her ex-boyfriend, bragged about
gleefully helping her accomplice steal cookie money
from a 9-year-old girl.


Name: Lashun James
Age: 42
Offense: Petit Theft


Name: Maurice Mack Name: Terry Paul
Age: 42 Age: 27
Offense: Sale of Cocaine Offense: Burglary


Name: Judson Be
Age: 52
Offense: Batterv


lnalne; laerunne aapi
Age: 19
Offense: Trcanan-in


PREDA TOR ALER


Name: Frederick Horton
Offense: Sex. Abuse


Name: Robert lewis Name: Bernest Moore
Offense: Child Sodomy Offense: Molestation


Name: Earry Allen
Offense: Crmnl Damage


Name: Edward Baity
Offense: Shoplifting


Name: William Cato
Offense: Molestation


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