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Gabr ielle Kirk McDonalds distinguished career has spanned the globe. She has served as a civil-rights lawyer, a law professor, a federal judge, and president for the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. In all these roles Judge McDonald has shown a passion for justice and has used the rule of law to combat injustice. As she explained, I believe in the rule of law not just intellectually. Its in my heart and soul. It;s what protects people from anarchy.Ž Gabrielle McDonald was born in Minnesota and raised in Manhattan and New Jersey. She attended Boston University and Hunter College and without the benefits of an undergraduate degree, enrolled in Howard University School of Law, where she finished first in her class. She applied only at Howards Law School since it was known as the cradle of the civil rights movement. She said, I never wanted to be a lawyer; I wanted to be a civil rights lawyer.Ž When Dede Ferrell Lea was about nine years of age in Houston, Texas, her teacher said to her, Dede, you are so smart and so pretty, you should try to become an airline stewardess.Ž Dede did not reply because she was looking at the people around her such as her oldest sister, Rene, who was at Howard University and Clara McLaughlin who had already graduated from Howard and had written a book. They were both in the field of communications. So, when Dede graduated with honors, she of course, enrolled in Howards School of Communications. But that was not enough for Dede. Even though she realized that her main interest was the media, she enrolled and graduated from Georgetown University School of Law. After graduating from Georgetown University, she became an account executive for two Washington, D. C. radio stations, one owned by ABC and the other owned by United Broadcasting. She also worked as a Sales Assistant for a Metromedia Broadcasting TV station in D.C. Shortly thereafter, Ms. Ferrell became Senior Vice President for Government Relations for the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) and directed legislative strategies for the broadcast industry on a variety of issues. In 1997, Dede Ferrell Lea was named Vice President of Government Affairs, Viacom Inc., the third largest entertainment and publishing companies in the world. Mrs. Leas is responsible for the development and advocacy of public policy positions on legislative and regulatory matters, including those before Congress, the Administration and the Federal Communications Commission. Two Republican-sponsored bills backed by Gov. Rick Scott (House Bill 7107 and House Bill 7109) that shift Floridas responsibility of providing health care for the poor and disabled to for-profit managed care companies are in the midst of being debated. Rep. Mia Jones of Jacksonville said, Dont be fooled. This doesnt mean the state is going to save money. The state is shifting costs and will pay a larger amount once (Medicaid recipients) end up having to receive more expensive care in the emergency rooms.Ž Rep. Mark Pafford of West Palm Beach said, This is a massive shift to for-profit, capitated care that will reduce the scope amount and duration of care... We have a governor who transferred Solantic to his wife, the first lady of the state, and apparently, the media has found a connection to this bill...There are tremendous conflicts of interest in this bill... This is a giveaway of 20 billion dollars a year to for-profit; private managed care companies outside the sunshine.Ž Taxpayers lose accountability when for-profit private insurance companies take over. There are several talking points regarding these bills that should be pointed out to the public since they are not in the best interest of Florida taxpayers. Maggie Lena Walker July 15, 1867-December 15, 1934, was the first black female to become president, business executive, lecturer, activist, philanthropist, and writer. Maggie was a product of Richmonds segregated school system and graduated from Colored Normal School in 1883. She was married and was the mother of four children, of which one was adopted. She was the first black female in the U. S. to become president of a bank. 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 Ejcpigu"Rncppgf hqt"Ogfkeckf ;"Fgcf"chvgt"KX"Kphgevkqpu"cv"8 Cncdcoc"Jqurkvcnu Nkhg"Uv{ng"/""Rcig"C/6 Urqtvu"/"Rcig"D/6 """""""" Lwfig"Icdtkgnng"Mktm"OeFqpcnf Nine Alabama hospital patients who were treated with intravenous feeding bags contaminated with bacteria have died and the maker has pulled the product off the market, state health officials said. Ten others who got the nutrient treatments that are delivered directly from the plastic bags into the bloodstream through IV tubes also were sickened by the outbreak of serratia marcescens bacteria, according to health officials. Hktuv"Dncem"Hgocng Dcpmgt Yqogp"kp"Jkuvqt{"cpf"qp"vjg"Oqxg 4233"YQOGP‘U"KUUWG JQPQTKPI"QWT"NCFKGU Fgfg"Hgttgnn"Ngc"/"C"Oquv"Rqygthwn"Ogfkc"Gzgewvkxg Iktn."vjg{"Ckp‘v"tgcf{# Fgfg"Hgttgnn"Ngc Xkeg"Rtgukfgpv."Iqxgtpogpv Chhcktu."Xkceqo Upon graduation from law school, Judge McDonald worked for the NAACP Legal Defense and worked in Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia and Texas. While in private practice in Houston, she specialized in employment discrimination. One of her frequent opponents, said, She must be the best in the South, if not better.Ž Gabrielle McDonald was the first African American woman to serve as a federal judge in Texas, and the third in the United States. CMC‘u"Jqpqtgf"kp"Uvcvg Ecrkvqn"/"Vcnncjcuugg."Hnqtkfc Ogodgtu"qh"Cnrjc"Mcrrc"Cnrjc"Uqtqtkv{."Kpeqtrqtcvgf. lqkpgf"Hnqtkfc"Uvcvg"Tgrtgugpvcvkxg"Okc"Lqpgu"kp Vcnncjcuugg0 Ujgxqpkec"Dqygnn Girl, they Aint Ready was written by Shevonica Meblecia Howell, Jacksonville. She is the mother of two, an educator and mentor. She is also a licensed math tutor and motivational speaker. This book is a must read for anyone who has ever felt that giving up was their only option. She will appear on WJCT-89.9 at 9 a.m. on April 6 and will be autographing her book on April 23, 2011 and again on May 7, 2011. For more information call (904) 520-1220. Uvcvg"Tgrtgugpvcvkxg Okc"Lqpgu CTKUG"Ocic|kpg"Egngdtcvgf Chtkecp"Fgukipgtu"cpf"Yqogp qh"Eqnqt According to reports, there were many celebrities in the audience and the show started late but hearing about the loud ooh and ahs, the audience was delighted at the ladies and fashion as they walked down the runway. The audience felt the fashion of the African designers and other women of color, was exceptional and they did not hesitate in letting them know how they felt as the designers waved and bowed to applause.

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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; We are living in difficult and challenging times as the job market declines and many look for jobs that are not there. Many of the manufacturing jobs which we used to be blessed with in America are no longer available. These jobs have been exported to China, India and other countries abroad. As a result unemployment is very high. Many individuals are experiencing a time when homes are going into foreclosure in record numbers. Food, gasoline, child care, utilities prices are at a record high. The question may come to mind what should we do? W. E. Du Bois gave total emphasis to economic progress through industrial and vocational training. W.E. Du Bois believed that the Negro (Black, African American) could be taught skills and find jobs, and if others could become small landowners, a yeoman class would develop that would, in time, be recognized as worthy of what already was civil rights, and they would then be fully accepted as citizens. Booker T. Washington was a great American educator who encouraged Blacks to achieve higher education, financial power and understanding of the legal system. This led to a foundation of skills set needed to support the civil rights movement of 1960 and further adoption of federal civil rights laws. Well today we are living in a time when education is still important to advancing in this country. However, many people with masters and doctorate degrees are not able to find adequate employment. Where do we go from her? Do we try to acquire education, vocational/skill training or do we start a business? George Washington Carver was born and raised in difficult and challenging times near the end of the Civil War. Do you know that George Washington Carver declined an invitation to work for a salary of more than $100,000 a year (almost a million today) to continue his research on behalf of his countrymen? As an agricultural chemist, Carver discovered 300 uses of the peanuts and hundreds more from soybeans, pecans and sweet potatoes. He developed crop rotation method which revolutionized southern agriculture. George Washington Carver was a college graduate and college professor. He definitely reinvented himself. During President Barack Obamas last State of the Union message, he encouraged Americans today to Reinvent themselves.Ž We have to invent, create and use different strategies in our current society. In essence we have to reinvent ourselves. We now live in a global society. Technology now makes it a reality that others countries are just a finger touchŽ away.Ž If we want to see changes, we now have to do things differently if we want to witness different results. Education is great. We also need to develop skills and use our God given gifts. The Bible says, Our gifts will make room for you.Ž How can we take our knowledge, skills abilities, education, businesses savvy to reinvent ourselves to yield positive results and greater profit margins? We can do this! We can make it! We have to weed our mind by replacing negative thoughts with positive thoughts. We have to have faith and take initiative. Faith without works is dead. Is the current situation the problem or how we respond to the situation? Remember every new year and every day is a chance to launch a transformation. If you are in the mood to reinvent, consider this your starter kit. Hang on in there. The world is not exhausted. Let us see something tomorrow that we never saw before. The best is yet to come! Dr. Vera McIntyre Motivational Speaker, Author, Life Coach Veramcintyre@embarqmail.com. PAGE A-2THE STAR APRIL 2 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. ABRAMS, DENNIS WADE, DAN EVANS MAY FORD, LAYOUT EDITOR JULIA BOWERS, CRIME & JUSTICE ALLEN PROCTOR DESIGN AND WEB SITE PARTNERInvestigative Reporter: Lonzie Leath, Features: Dementrious Lawrence Reporters/Photographers: Marsha Phelts, Carl Davis, Laurence Greene, F. M. Powell III, Michael Phelts, Richard McLaughlin, Andrea F. K. Ortiz, Angela Morrell, Joseph Lorentzon, Scott Jurrens, Cheryl Williams Columnists: Ulysses Watkins, Jr., M.D., Ester Davis, Lucius Gantt, Deanna, Cynthia Ferrell, Delores Mainor Woods, Farris Long Distribution and Sales: Dan & Pat Randolph, Abeye Ayele, Cassie Williams, Angela Beans, Tony Beans, Herman Robinson, David Scott TEL: (904) 766-8834 FAX: (904) 765-1673 info@thefloridastar.com (912) 264-3137 Georgia Serving St. Johns, Clay, Duval, Nassau, Alachua, Flagler, Marion, McIntosh, Camden And Glynn CountyTheFloridaStar.comThe Florida and Georgia Star Newspapers are independent newspapers published weekly in Jacksonville, Florida SUBSCRIPTION RATES One Year-$35.00 Half Year-$20.00Send check or money order or call with VISA,AmEX,MASCD, DiSCOVER and subscription amount to: The Florida Star, The Georgia Star P.O. Box 40629 Jacksonville, Florida 32203 The Florida Star will not be responsible for the return of any solicited or unsolicited manuscripts or photos. Opinions expressed by columnists in this newspaper do not necessarily represent the policy of this paperMEMBERSHIPS: Florida Press Association National Newspaper Association National Newspaper Publishers Association Amalgamated Publisher, Inc. Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce First Coast African American Chamber of Commerce THE FLORIDA STAR THE GEORGIA STAR BETTY DAVIS LIFESTYLE/ SOCIETY COLUMNIST MIKE BONTS, SPORTS EDITOR YOLANDA KNUCKLE, COLUMNS LIZ BILLINGSLEA OFFICE/ACCOUNTS MANAGER TIA AYELE, SPECIAL SECTIONS GEORGIA MARKETING ANGELA FAVORS MORRELL DISTRIBUTION HERMAN ROBINSON, DAVID SCOTT National Newspaper Publishers Association TUNE IN TO IMPACT LISTEN AND TALK Monday, FM 105.7 -WHJX 5:30 P.M. Tuesday, AM 1360 WCGL 8:30 P.M.Clara McLaughlin and IMPACT Call and Talk Monday, 5:30 pm 904-564-1834FM 105.7 Listen on the Web: www.radiofreejax.com Tuesday, 8:30 pm 904-766-9285 AM 1360 Serving since 1951 Vjg"Hnqtkfc"Uvct"/"Vjg"Igqtikc"Uvct"/"Vjg"Rgqrng‘u"Ejqkeg Is It Time to Reinvent Yourself? Alvin for Mayor Dear Editor, This letter is more than just an endorsement of Alvin Brown and it is about more than joining the ranks of major U.S. cities that took the step of electing its first African-American mayor. Yes, it would be a point of pride for our community if Jacksonville voters decided that color should not be a barrier to running the city. And, yes, it matters that we have a mayor who serves as an example that every child has the opportunity to make history. To get there, however, we must work like we have never done so before. Firstly, the runoff election is approaching and many people do not even know that we go to the polls on Tuesday, May 17 to vote for our next mayor. We need to educate our families, friends and neighbors about when and where to vote. We need to spread the word about early voting (May 2-6). And for those who are not registered to vote yet, we need to sign them up before April 18. If we do not show up, someone else will. Secondly, if Alvin Brown is to win this election, we cannot do this alone. He needs support in the form of donating to his campaign, putting up yard signs, making phone calls, having neighborhood events, driving folks to the polls and other ways we can share of our talents. We cannot afford to have an invisible campaign in the face of great money and resources that will surely back up Alvin Brown's opponent. This is a moment where we need to stand up for the city that we love. We have seen many doors closed to us over the generations in Jacksonville. He struggled to get in but realized that we were locked out of the major decisions that our city has made. Alvin Brown is our chance to finally pass the ultimate threshold of city power. He can open this door, but we hold the key. John Louis Meeks, Jr. Dncem"Yqocp"Ecmg000ytkvvgp"d{"c"Dncem"Ocp" I'm making a black woman cake cause I'm hungry for it. And the sweet tooth I have only a sister can break the spell. Let me reach into my spice rack to see what I can get. To make a mix that will stick to my stomach. 2 cups of intelligence 1 cup of sugar brown (Cause she's got to be sweet, mentally sound and deep) Cinnamon is always good to accent the taste A few cups of culture, so she's down for her race (You see I won't bite into anything that's not conscious of its own, that's why I stick to chocolate and leave vanilla cake alone) I am adding butter cause she must be smooth 2 raisins for the dimples will also be cool I must add eggs so she can reproduce (Can't leave her hanging cause I like children too) I think I'll add a little salt, to balance her out And a dominant profile, to show she has clout For a responsible woman, I'll throw in some yeast (So she'll swell with juices, when I'm ready to feast) I'll add 7 cups of courage and into the oven to bake Turn it to 360 degrees, To balance out her mental state. Now that it's done brothers, I won't share her wealth, but I'm sharing the recipe as I'm consuming this black woman all by myself.

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JACKSONVILLE, FL (AREA DEATHS)ANDERSON, Mary Frances, died March 25, 2011. BAILEY Margaret, died March 29, 2011. BARTLEY Billy, died March 27, 2011. BARTLEY Katie L., died March 25, 2011. BRYANT Garyrick, died March 25, 2011. BYNES Willie Mae, died March 23, 2011. CANADY James Edward, died March 24, 2011. CARTER Fredrick Andrew, 57, died March 26, 2011. CONWAY Daniel Thomas, 86, died March 22, 2011. COOKS Carla D. Presley, 52, died March 24, 2011. CURL Anderson, 96, died March 24, 2011. CURTIS Aaron J., Jr., 81, died March 22, 2011. DEBONO Barbara J., 78, died March 27, 2011. DETWEILER Linwood G., 92, died March 24, 2011. DUNNING, Stevie, died March 22, 2011. FINK Jonalyn A., 55, died March 29, 2011. FISHER Inez M., 88, died March 20, 2011. FRANKLIN Jordan Benjamin, Jr., died March 23, 2011. GRIFFIN Reginald W., Sr., died March 22, 2011. HAMILTON Deacon James, died March 24, 2011. HARRISON Robert, 79, died March 29, 2011. ISLEY Geraldine Shorty,Ž 72, died March 22, 2011. JACKSON, Sondra Ann, died March 20, 2011. JENKINS, Charles J., 23, died March 25, 2011. JENNINGS William, died March 23, 2011. JETT Leroy, died March 23, 2011. JOHNSON Dorothy Louise, 38, died March 23, 2011. JOHNSON, Gregory Kenneth, died March 28, 2011. JOHNSON Inez Hagan, 88, died March 20, 2011. JOHNSON Marie, 85, died March 27, 2011. JUDGE Alfred, died March 23, 2011. LIVINGSTON Stanley, died March 27, 2011. MAGAW Robert, Jr., died March 28, 2011. McGEATHEY Charles, died March 21, 2011. SHELTON Mattie M., died March 25, 2011. SIMS Arthur, died March 25, 2011. SEARCY Gary D., 51, died March 27, 2011. SMITH Alvin H., 85, graveside service was March 25, 2011. STANFORD, John Richard, died March 25, 2011. TOLIVER, Joe Willie, 52, died March 27, 2011. UNDERHILL Dorothy L. Dot,Ž 77, died March 27, 2011. WILLIAMS Patricia, 58, died March 23, 2011.~*~GEORGIA DEATHS PEREZ Gladys, died March 22, 2011. FENDER Jeremy B., 29, died March 26, 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 APRIL 2, 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! 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 ~ NEW BETHEL A.M.E. CHURCH (New Berlin), Rev. Roger J. Burton, Pastor will be presenting a special program entitled THREE NIGHTS OF PRAISE AND WORSHIP.Ž The services will be Wednesday, Thursday and Friday---April 13th, 14th and 15th beginning at 7:00 P.M. nightly and will feature fantastic choirs and singers from throughout the area rendering heart and soul touching music and song. Various preachers will be delivering the message.The church is located at 9864 New Berlin Rd. Jacksonville, FL. (At the foot of the Dames Point Bridge.) For more information you may contact Bro. Wendel L. Washington at (904)576-2346 or the church at (904)751 9813. 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 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. WITH LOVE AND REMEMBRANCE OF DEACON RONALD F. THOMPSON The memories of your LOVE for us, the Prayers, Your winning smile, and the comfort you brought into our lives still remain with us 7 years after you went home to be with the Lord. You're really SPECIAL.Ž Still loving you, Your wife Gwen and Your Family Nathaniel BootsŽ WilliamsMr. Nathaniel BootsŽ Williams one of the Bold Youth City Coaches died on March 22, 2011 Now what is known as one of Jacksonvilles leading civic clubs, The Astor Gents Mens Club, celebrates its fourth ball season and begins the fifth season of the AllAmerican Bold New City of Jacksonville club organization by five young men at the Johnson Branch of the YMCA. As they approached the Christmas season they decided to sponsor The Jessie Street Parental Home for boys, and gave gifts to needy families. The members increased from five to twelve members. Members now total 20. The organization then set up a summer youth program in the Floradale and Cleveland Heights communities. More than 200 boys were sponsored. Encouraging support came from the community and a multitude of local businesses throughout the county. With such encouragement the club set up eight teams of boys, with such leaders as John Williams, Julius Bacon, W. Ford, E. White, V. Jenkins, Robert Murry, Willie Tillmon, and Bob Smith at the helm. Mr. Johnny Shaw comes in for considerable praise for help in the past and at present. A parade was planned. Williams M. Raines high school band led down Richard Rd. and was followed by The Astor Gents, The Astor Little League Queen, Eight Midget teams with managers. Members from The Board of County Commissioners met the parade at Singleton Park. Representatives from The Department of Recreation were also present. The teams played a full season with the first years winners being TimesUnion players. New Deal Cab won the second years and third year. By tradition, the club opens its ball season with parade to the field. A banquet closes the season. Trophies, ribbons and other awards are presented. At the end of the second year, with two weeks to go, with $1,200 needed for equipment, we met the challenge of an offer from the Pop Warner Football League. Under our brother and coach, Nathaniel BootsŽ Williams, Warner Baxter and Vandee Jenkins won all championships, trophies and ribbons. The Astor Gents now has a total of 10 midget teams, four junior teams and 3 senior teams. We are still short of funds to carry on our work in your community, please send check or money order to: Astor Gents Mens Club P.O. Box 9662, Jacksonville, FL.

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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 APRIL 2, 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 ! Les Beautillion Militaire The Ballroom at the Omni Hotel, Downtown Jacksonville was the setting for the Twelfth Les Beautillion Militaire. Beaux presented were: Brian Thomas Barton (Belle Rachel Applewhite), son of Ms. LaShaun A. Reynolds-Barton and Mr. Brian Barton, I; Brandon Devon Brooks (Belle Caila Carter), son of Mr. Alvin Brooks and Mrs. Lawanda Brooks; Devon Martique Burton (Belle MiKyle Crockette), son of Mr. Derrick Burton and Mrs. Alisa Burton; Malcolm Bradford Chapman (Belle Kristen Huyghue), son of Mr. Mark Chapman, III and Mrs. Marti Forchion Chapman; Trevian LeNard Crawford (Belle Chloe Greene), son of Ms. Antionette Crawford and Mr. Vincent Crawford; Christopher Elton Maxwell Greene ( Belle Kathryn Huyghue), son of Drs. Trevor Greene and Deborah Price; Jonathan Claude Gregory (Belle Joy Willis), son of Dr. E.C. and Mrs. Deirdre Gregory; Darius Alexander Holliday (Belle Sydney Brown), son of Mr. Octavius Holliday, Jr. and Mrs. Lashantah Brown Holliday; Winston Avery Jones (Belle Rachel Harris), son of Dr. Kenneth Jones and Mrs. Susan Canty Jones; Nigel Lax (Belle Cornetta Jones), son of Dr. Thelecia Wilson; Tevin James Mitchell (Belle Karissa Hall), son of Ms. Tarsha Mitchell and Mr. Kevin Mitchell; Dominique Newbill (Belle Lauren Allen), son of Reverend Frederick Newbill and Mrs. Pamela Newbill; and Zachary Rose (Belle Elizabeth Smith), son of Ms. Stephanie Speights. Les Beautillion Militaire created and sponsored biennially by the Jacksonville Chapter, Jack & Jill of America, Incorporated, is a cultural, social and educational program aimed at recognizing the accomplishments of African-American young men during their junior or senior high school year. This twelfth presentation of the program featured a series of workshops, community service, and social activities. The culminating event is the presentation of the participants (Beaux) and their dates (Belles) at the festive dinner and dance that follows. Mrs. Kezia Hendrix-Rolle was Choreographer for the Beaux and Belles. Mr. Rob Sweeting served as Master of Ceremonies and Mr. Orrin Wayne Young, Captain USN (Ret.) led the Military Topping Ceremony. Jack & Jill of America, Inc., founded January 24, 1938 in Philadelphia, PA, is a national non-profit family organization committed to dedicating its resources toward improving the quality of life, especially that of African-American children. The local chapter was chartered in 1968. Chairperson for the 2009 presentation was Mrs. Madeline ScalesTaylor. Mrs. Kimberly Holloway served as the Co-Chairperson. Mrs. Shauna Ray Allen is local chapter president of Jack & Jill of America, Incorporated. The new venue at the Omni Hotel was a grand change with a celebratory atmosphere. There was no hurry to leave the beautifully decorated ballroom. Congratulations to the 2011 Beaux and their marvelous parents. How wonderful it is to see such remarkable young men!!!! Memmbers of the 201l Les Beautillion Militaire. The Beaux of 2011. The 'Belles' of the 2011 Les Beautillion Militaire. The 'Belles' and Beaux Dance. Family and Friends that attended the event.

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904-766-8834 B1 C M Y KAPRIL 2, 2011 THESTAR LOCAL FL GASECTION B For Colored Girls cast ~ WOMENS EDITION ~ For Colored Girls For Colored Girls cast For Colored Girls Michelle lady in blue For Colored Girls cast takes a bow. Gloria Steinem and Dorothy Pitman HughesReunite forLift! Dont Separate: Women and The Power of Partnership Darryl Reuben's mother and father in the middle. Darryl is the executive producer of Aurora Theatrical Company. Producers of For Colored Girls. With Inez Davis and Juanita Campbell of Brunswick, GA..

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By: Russ HandlerKirk Minor remembers a time when working with his church was centered around people, and not rhetoric … and hes wondering where those days went. Theres an old axiom that states Those who speak, dont know, and those who know, dont speak,Ž said Minor, a retired pastor and author of Journey Across The Tiber: My Many Rooms (www.createspace.com). Were finding more and more that there are a lot of people out there doing a lot of talking and protesting and bellyaching, but fewer people actually walking the walk. We have extremists protesting funerals of gay soldiers, pundits decrying the use of abbreviations for the word Christmas and activists campaigning for prayer in public schools. These are all very divisive issues, and have little to do with the good works the Bible wants the faithful to perform. And people wonder why the media tide is turning against people of faith.Ž Minor believes that there is a very vocal contingent of religious leaders who are using the Bible not as a teaching tool, but as a bludgeoning tool, which was not how the book was intended. If there is something about society that you dont like, chances are you can find a quote in the Bible that demonizes it,Ž he added. Its not difficult to take just about any reference material, secular or non-secular, and use it as a means to pit people against each other. But thats not what the Bible was meant to do. It was meant to bring people together, to teach charity and tolerance, and to bring about peace and harmony. I think its time that pastors and people of faith stand up and recognize the elephant in the room. Too many people are using religion as a sword to fight those with whom they disagree, instead of as a plowshare to help their fellow neighbors tend the land and form a community.Ž The key to reversing the trend, according to Minor, is to use actions more than words, and for people of faith to quietly go about the good works and charity that is at the essence of the Bibles teachings. In the face of all the shrill voices that capture the medias attention, good people sometimes wonder what they could possibly do to make a difference,Ž he said. Shouting louder than the other guys only results in more shouting, which never gets anything done. The key is to go about your life, as one of the faithful, and to make sure you actually do at least one thing each day that reflects the faith in which you believe. The Bible has endless passages about charity, comforting the sick and providing shelter for the poor. Imagine how many of our unfortunate brothers and sisters we could help raise up from their situation if everyone who calls themselves Christian did one kind act each day to help their neighbors. Imagine the impact on a world stricken with strife and pain when literally millions of people … all at once -stand up and, instead of talking about their faith, actually act on it. Thats the world the church was built to realize. Why Not Like Christians?PAGE B 2THE STAR APRIL 2, 2011 Community Activities THE RITZ welcomes jazz saxophonist Kenny Garrett to the Jazz Lounge. April 2 at 7 p.m., Ritz Theatre & LaVilla Museum GET YOUR HOUSE IN ORDER. This stage play created by the Ra'Kia Production Company promises to keep you laughing and on the edge of your seat. April 2, at 7 p.m.,Times Union Center for the Performing Arts OLD TOWN FERNANDINA BICENTENNIAL .Saturday, April 2, 2011 2nd Old Fernandina (known as Old Town) celebrates the 200th anniversary of the name of the naming and platting of the town during the 2nd Spanish period. On Bicentennial Day you may choose to be an early bird and take part in the Fortto-Fort 5k walk/run from the site of Fort San Carlos on the Plaza to Fort Clinch in the State Park at 8:30.For more information visit www.oldtownfernandina.org/bicentennial or phone 904 491 1259 "KUUMBA AFRICAN/AFRICAN-AMERCIAN CULTURAL ARTS AND MUSIC FESTIVAL". Please support our fund raising efforts in the year 2012 by placing your newspaper prints, magazines and catalogs in our Paper Retrieving Recycling bin located in the parking lot at the Winn Dixie Supermarket on Soutel Drive and Moncrief Rd, 5250 Moncrief Rd, Store #194. FREE CHOLESTEROL AND DIABETES SCREENINGS offered from 12:00 pm 5:00 pm April 6 at Winn-Dixie Pharmacy, 5909 University Blvd. West, Jacksonville, FL. For more information call Cholestcheck: 800-713-3301 (NoAppointments) SPOKEN WORD Show off your own talent for verse, or just come, listen and soak up the creative atmosphere. April 7, at 7 p.m. Ritz Theatre & LaVilla Museum YOUR ARMS TOO SHORT TO BOX WITH GOD The show is set to gospel music and revolves around the story of Jesus from the book of Matthew. April 9 7:30 p.m.at the Ritz Theatre & LaVilla Museum EQUAL PAY DAY LUNCHEON TO FEATURE SPIRIT OF ROSIE AWARD WINNERS. April 12, 2011 has been designated as "Equal Pay Day Ž The event will be held from 11:30 AM … 1: 00 PM at the Advanced Technology Center of Florida State College at Jacksonville, rooms T-140 & T-141. Please RSVP to the Womens Center of Jacksonville at 722-3000 ext 201 by April 4. Space is limited. CUMMER MUSEUM OF ART & GARDENS presents A Genius for Place: American Landscapes of the Country Place Era opening April 29. This exhibit features large-format photographs of many well-known American estates by photographer Carol Betsch. For more information visit www.cummer.org. MEET THE JAZZ FESTIVAL POSTER ARTIST. Learn about exciting performances including Natalie Cole, Herbie Hancock and Eddie Palmieri along with activities for this years. Festival held May 26-29 in the heart of downtown. For more information, call (904) 630-3690 or email events@coj.net THE FEMALE DR. PHIL, ANDI K., MA IS A LEADING PROFESSIONAL IN SOCIAL EDUCATION AND CONSULTING. Please check out the latest video additions on YouTube://www.youtube.com/user/AndiKConsulting editingSend your feedback to 972.591.3883 (Phone) or http://www.andikconsulting.comEvents ULYSSES W. WATKINS JR., M.D.REITERS SYNDROME GENERAL INFORMATION DEFINITION: An inflammatory disease characterized by a complex of symptoms resembling those of arthritis, urethritis, conjunctivitis and psoriasis. This is probably a sexually transmitted disease. BODY PARTS INVOLVED: Joints; eyes, including white eye covering; urethra and head of the penis; skin. SEX OR AGE MOST AFFECTED: Male adolescents and young adults (12 to 40 years). This is rare in women and children. SIGNS & SYMPTOMS: Inflammation of the urethra and discharge within 7 to 14 days after sexual intercourse. *Frequent urinary urgency. *Small ulcers inside the mouth, tongue, and on the penis tip. *Low fever. *Red eyes. *Painful joints, especially toes, legs, hip and back. *Aching in the pelvis. *Skin lesions similar to psoriasis on the soles, palms, and around finger nails and toenails. CAUSES: Unknown. The predisposition is inherited, and the disease usually follows sexual contact. It probably represents an unusual response to a sexuallytransmitted infection, Chlamydia infection or some gastrointestinal infections. RISK INCREASES WITH Recent gastrointestinal illness with diarrhea. *Previous sexually-transmitted infections. *Family history of Reiters syndrome. *Genetic factors. HOW TO PREVENT: Use rubber condoms for sexually intercourse. WHAT TO EXPECT APPROPRIATE HEALTH CARE Doctors treatment for diagnosis and supervision of treatment. *Self-care after diagnosis. DIAGNOSTIC MEASURES Your own observation of symptoms. *Medical history and physical exam by a doctor. *Laboratory blood studies and culture of the urethral discharge. POSSIBLE COMPLICATIONS: Stiffening and effusion of joints. PROBABLE OUTCOME: Arthritis symptoms may continue up to 4 months, others disappear sooner. Most patients recover in 2 to 16 week with no residual signs of the disease, but some persons have recurrent flare-ups and remissions. HOW TO TREAT GENERAL MEASURES: To relieve foot pain, wear cushion pads and arch supports in your shoes. MEDICATION: Your doctor may prescribe: *Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. *Antibiotics, such as tetracyclines, for urethritis. ACTIVITY Stay as active as your condition allows, but avoid sexual excitement and activity during the illness. *Exercise the affected joints according to instructions from your doctor or physical therapist. Dont immobilize affected joints. DIET: No special diet. CALL YOUR DOCTOR IF You have symptoms of Reiters syndrome. Symptoms recur after recovery. *New, unexplained symptoms develop. Drugs used in treatment may pro duce side effects. Health Notes Announcements, meetings, happenings, and community events scheduled in Jacksonville and the surrounding area

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Many actors get stuck in a certain direction regarding the types of films they make and their careers become very predictable. Then you have those special thespians who carve out a path that allows them to branch out in a variety of roles with almost no limits attached. James Marsden is an actor who has found a way to adhere to the latter description afore mentioned. The Stillwater, Oklahoma native has taken roles in films that span from funny, fantasy to serious. As with most actors, Marsden started out perusing one direction and switched course to Hollywood. He attended Oklahoma State as a journalism major and after a year and a half dropped out to head west. He broke into Television roles on shows such as Save By The Bell,Ž NoahŽ and Ally McBealŽ among others then made headway into films which include playing Cyclops for all of the X-MenŽ films, Lois Lanes fianc in Superman Returns,Ž The Notebook,Ž Corny Collins in Hairspray,Ž Disneys EnchantedŽ and Death at a Funeral.Ž In his latest cinematic offering via the Universal Pictures movie HOPŽ, Marsden plays Fred who is slouch of a son who stays unemployed and is too old to be living at home with his parents who want him to move out. Through a weird set of circumstances, he meets a rabbit who talks and eventually befriends him. Then he finds out that the rabbit named EB is the actual Easter Bunny. This movie was shot with live actors while the rabbit and other animal characters were animated. Marsden has certainly done it all with every conceivable format of film in the book be it action with green screen and special effects to just plain voice over. Since he is acting opposite an animated rabbit that is not physically on the set but dubbed in later, what kinds of challenges did that present? Marsden chuckles, This was certainly the most difficult technical process Ive been through. I keep telling people its hard enough just to be a good actor. When you are on set, there is everything going against you. You know, walkie-talkies going off, camera creaking and moving, the boom mics, you have to hit your mark and make sure you dont shadow the other persons face; its a really technical process. You are there to bring life to a scene and make it feel natural and normal when all these other things are going on. Then you add into that or subtract from that a co-star who youre actually talking to nobody and you are looking at little pieces of green tape. Ive never been more prepared in my life because I knew I couldnt afford to not know my lines or where my mark was. I had to know all of his (EB) lines and his blocking, his choreography where he went because the rabbit moves around during the scene. I had to remember (while keeping it natural), oh yeah, the rabbit is going there for that line and over there for this line. So technically it was difficult.Ž Marsden is quick to pay homage to the films director Tim Hill for being the master guide that made the magic happen. Marsden adds, It was great to be working with Tim who has obviously done these kinds of movies before. He knew the process and what could be done to help the actors knowing that this is a completely unnatural thing to be doing.Ž Marsdens character Fred forms a deep bond with EB the rabbit in the movie but in real life what is his routine for Easter? Marsden reflects, Im sort of a perpetual child as a 37 year old adult and I have two children, a ten year old and a five year old. Im always acting very goofy and silly with them. Every year we do the same thing. We dye eggs the night before and when they wake up the next morning they get all of their baskets and everything and we have an egg hunt in the yard. Its great! We get that magic every year! PAGE B-3 THE STAR APRIL 2, 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 James Marsden Helps Save Easter In HOP!By Rych McCain, feedbackrych@sbcglobal.net and Facebook Photos Courtesy of Universal Studios Rych McCain’s Hollyhood Notes!By Rych McCain, feedbackrych@sbcglobal.net, Facebook Celeb Interviews Girls Inc. of Jacksonville Celebrates Girls Rights WeekGirls Inc. to hold Girls Rights Week Reception in May To Honor Delores Weaver Fran Kinne, Kimberly Hyatt, Pepper Peete and Jessie-Lynne Kerr CBSs Dawn Lopez to Emcee Jacksonville, Fla. --Girls Inc. of Jacksonville is thrilled to announce that Delores Barr Weaver, Chair & CEO, Jacksonville Jaguars Foundation, is supporting Girls Rights Week as Honorary Chair of the May 5, 2011 reception celebrating local Girls in ActionŽ and Women of VisionŽ. Girls Incorporateds Girls Rights Week is an annual celebration of girls advocating for their rights and positive change in the world. In this spirit, the reception will honor Girls in ActionŽ in our community in the 5th, 8th and 12th grade as well as trailblazing women who have outstanding achievements in the areas of academics, arts and athletics. Local Women of VisionŽ will be honored for their professional and personal achievements in our community, paving the way for the girls and future leaders being honored. The honored Women of VisionŽ epitomize what girls can achieve in this world both professionally and personally. Honorees/presenters are Dr. Fran Kinne, former President of Jacksonville University, presenting the Academic Achievement Award; Reverend Kimberly Hyatt, Executive Director, Cathedral Arts Project, the Art Achievement Award and Pepper Peete, Executive Director, The First Tee of Jacksonville will present the Athletic Achievement Award. The event will culminate with a Lifetime Achievement Award being given to JessieLynn Kerr of The Florida Times Union. The event will be emceed by Jacksonvilles own Dawn Lopez of Action News 47. Tickets can be purchased for $25 each by calling 904731-9933 or by visiting www.girlsincjax.org All proceeds from the event help support Girls Inc. of Jacksonvilles quality programs for girls. Girls Incorporated of Jacksonville inspires girls to be strong, smart and bold through educational and enrichment programs for girls in our after-school, in-school and summer programs. To learn more visit www.girlsincjax.org

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PAGE B-4 THE STAR APRIL 2, 2011 URQTVU RCIG"D6""E"O"["M Black Women in Sport Foundation Hqt"pgctn{"52"{gctu."DYUH"jcu"dggp"rtqxkfkpi"{qwvj"rtqitcookpi"tguqwtegu"hqt."cpf"cdqwv"yqogp"qh eqnqt"kp"urqtvu0" The Black Women in Sport Foundation was founded in 1992 by Tina Sloan Green, Alpha Alexander, Nikki Franke, and Linda Greene as a nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing the involvement of Black women and girls in all aspects of sport, including athletics, coaching and administration. The Foundation is resolute in facilitating the involvement of women of color in every aspect of sport in the United States and around the world, through the "hands-on" development and management of grass roots level outreach programs. 10 great women athletes MARION JONES who is widely considered to be today's greatest female athlete, further established herself as one of the all-time greatest c ompetitors when she won three gold medals and two bronze medals at the 2000 Summer Games in Sydney, Australia, to become the most-decorate d female trackand-field athlete at a single Olympics. The 26-year-old sprinter and long jumper hopes to participate in at least two more Olym pics before exhibiting another set of skills in the WNBA. The legendary ALTHEA GIBSON who became the first Black person (male or female) to win a Grand Slam tennis tournament after winning the French Open singles title in 1956, later won back-to-back Wimbledon singles titles in 1957 and 1958. Also in '57 and '58, she won back -to-back United States Lawn Tennis Association (USLTA) national singles championships. Her career also included several doubles championships, most no tably the Wimbledon women's doubles in '57 and '58 and USLTA mixed doubles in '57. Gibson retired from amateur tennis in 1958 and launche d another pioneering effort in 1964 when she began her professional golf career and joined the Ladies Professional Golf Association. WILMA RUDOLPH who had to overcome a bout with polio as a child, captured the world's attention at the 1960 Olympics in Rome and gained inte rnational fame when she became the first American woman to win three gold medals at one Olympiad. She won the 100and 200-meter dashes and was a member of the 400-meter relay team. The year after her heroics, she became the first Black woman to win the James E. Sullivan Award, the highest award in amateur athletics. VENUS WILLIAMS who has used a combination of power and finesse to put new focus on the way tennis is played, won the Wimbledon and U.S. Open singles titles in 2000, and like Althea Gibson did 42 years earlier, defended those titles in 2001. She and her sister, Se rena (who is a former U.S. Open champion), made history at last year's U.S. Open when it marked the first time since 1884 that sisters competed against ea ch other in a Grand Slam title match. JACKIE JOYNER-KERSEE who was often described as "the best all-around female athlete in the world," overcame the effects of ashtma and established herself as one of track and field's most competitive and determined performers as a long jumper and participant in the h eptathlon. In 1988, she won two gold medals at the Olympics in Seoul, exhibiting incredible will power in the heptathlon (a punishing, two-day contest that tests an athlete's strength, speed and stamina) and the long jump. In 1992 at the Games in Barcelona, she repeated as the heptathlon gold medal wi nner. The two-time world champion in both the long jump (1987, 1991) and heptathlon (1987, 1993) was the 1986 recipient of the Sullivan Award, pre sented to the nation's top amateur athlete. FLORENCE GRIFFITH JOYNER known around the world as "Flo-Jo," raised the level of women's track and field and claimed the title of "fastest woman in the world" when she shattered records at the 1988 Olympics in Seoul. The triple gold medalist smashed the world record s for the 100and 200-meter runs, and also won a gold medal anchoring the U.S. 4x100-meter relay team that year. The speedster, who was recognize d around the world for her flashy running outfits and long, painted fingernails, was the 1988 recipient of the Sullivan Award and was also named A P female athlete of the year. ALICE COACHMAN leaped into history when she became the first Black woman to win a gold medal, following a record-setting performance in the high jump at the 1948 Olympics in London. Because Coachman dominated the high jump for a decade, many sports fans believe the T uskegee Institute (now University) star, who also was a top sprinter, probably would have won more medals if the 1940 and 1944 Olympics hadn't be en canceled because of World War II. She won the AAU outdoor high jump championship from 1939 through 1948, and she was indoor champion in 1941, 19 45 and 1946. There was no indoor competition from 1938 through 1940 or from 1942 through 1944. WILLYE WHITE a two-time Olympic silver medalist, was a consistent model of athletic excellence as a member of five U.S. Olympic teams--195 6, 1960, 1964, 1968 and 1972. She won her first silver medal in the long jump in 1956 in Melbourne, Australia. At the 1964 Games i n Tokyo, she won another silver medal as a member of the 4x100-meter relay team. In addition to her Olympic achievements, she was a member of, a nd medalist on, four Pan American teams. In 1959, she set an American long jump record that stood for 16 years. White is a member of the National Tr ack and Field Hall of Fame, the National Association of Sport and Physical Education Hall of Fame, the Black Sports Hall of Fame, the Women's Spor ts Foundation Hall of Fame, the Chicago Sports Hall of Fame, the Helms Hall of Fame, the Mississippi State Hall of Fame and the Tennessee State Un iversity Hall of Fame. CHERYL MILLER celebrating after receiving a gold medal as a member of the U.S. Olympic team in 1984, was one of the most significant figures in the process of taking women's basketball to a higher level. She was a four-time All-American in high school and once scored 105 points in a high school game. After enrolling at the University of Southern California, she became a four-time All-American, and for three consecutive years, she won the Naismith Award as the nation's outstanding female basketball player (1984-1986). She finished her collegiate career with averages of 23.6 points per game and 12 rebounds per game, and was the first basketball player at USC--male or female--to have a jersey number retired. In addition to her Olympic achievements, Miller also starred on the United States national basketball teams that won gold medals at the 1983 Pan American Games in Caracas, Venezuela, and at the 1986 Goodwill Games in Moscow. In that same year, she was drafted by several professional basketball leagues, including the United States Basketball League, a men's league. Injuries shortened Miller's career, and in 1995, she was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame. CYNTHIA COOPER became the standard bearer for the WNBA and helped establish it as a thriving league, which is considered to be the ultimate showcase for professional female basketball players. After leading the University of Southern California to two championships (1983-'84) and winning a gold medal with the U.S. Olympic team in 1988, she excelled in the European leagues before returning to the U.S. to join the Houston Comets during the inaugural WNBA season. She was a twotime league MVP with the Comets, leading the team to four championships and was named playoff MVP in each of those years. She was the first to reach the 2,500-point plateau and held WNBA records for scoring in a single-game and for the season. We are proud of our heritage.

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APRIL 2, 2011THE STARPR 1 PREP RAP PREP RAP Youth Section Youth Section To the great delight and joy of hundreds of public, charter and parochial school children, Auntie Rozs Peanut Show rolled back to town in a caravan of cars and busses and trucks. Jacksonville native Roslyn Burroughs Company put on a signature interactive educational extravaganza at the Shiloh Metropolitan Baptist Church, Rev. Charles, Pastor. The broad curriculum range of science, history, math, English, music, art, dance, physical education, health and culinary subjects made an impact as the student/adult audience processed and responded to lessons learned. Scenery for the Peanut Show was powerful, with a poster size picture of Dr. George Washington Carver, sprinkled with massive sculpted peanuts, carnival style peanut roaster, gigantic facsimile jar of Auntie Roz Peanut Butter and many more props used to transform the A. B. Coleman Auditorium at Shiloh Metropolitan Baptist Church. The cast consisted of local talents, under the expert tutelage of Auntie Roz, and Patricia Whatley. Aided with the support of parents and friends, Burrough and Whatley were able to bring everything together for an extraordinary performance. Nairobi Benefield, dressed in a maestros tuxedo served as greeter to work the crowd, but the enthusiastic audience of school children, chaperones, parents and supporters arrived revved up as they stepped off the bus and out of their cars and filled the auditorium. The audience knew that they were in for a show that was off the chain when John E. Ford Elementary student, Nicholas Ingram, ran on stage in a booming voice and broad smiling face welcoming his colleagues and everybody else to the show. And if Nicholas, costumed in a mock peanut shell suit wasnt enough to make the auditorium roar, exhilarated cheers from the crowd literally took the roof off the auditorium as Xavier Curtis Jr., the Peanut Dancer spun from his facsimile peanut butter jar house onto the stage, the show was on a roll. After Master of Ceremony, Devante Vickers took the microphone, the show never stopped or lulled. Performers from the four and five-years-old to the sixteen and seventeen years-old delivered their roles without coaxing from the sidelines. How refreshing for all to witness such young children reciting and performing without note cards. Their elocution stood out and was as noticeable and appreciated as their authentic costumes. The audience flipped out with Poe-Vevante Wyatt and Antonio Bright who played the Peanut Vendor. On stage, Peanut Chefs Tatiyana Adams and Makayla Stallings, first washed their hands before demonstrating the making of a peanut butter and banana sandwich. Kids in the very polite audience exuded sounds of disbelief upon hearing the unfamiliar combination of peanut butter and bananas; however by the time the chefs took one bite out of their demonstration sandwich, taste buds of the entire audience salivated, longing for just a bite. Though there were no sandwich samples, teachers were given packages of peanuts and activity books for each student. What a wonderful, superb show. So many thanks for Auntie Roz Peanut Show performing in our town. Auntie Roz Peanut Show Comes to TownStory by Marsha Dean Phelts Photos by Beverly Ann McKenzie

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APRIL2, 2011THE STARPR 2 PREP RAP PREP RAP Dinesh D'Souza to Debate Atheist at University of FloridaNEW YORK, March 16, 2011Dinesh D'Souza, president of The King's College in New York City, will debate atheist Michael Shermer on April 19, 2011, at the University of Florida. The pair will ask, "Is religion the problem?" The world sees increasing radicalism coming from all corners of the globe, and religion in general bears much of the blame. Historically, it would seem that religion has produced persecution and bloodshed in massive quantities. But is that a fair characterization? Would a secular world actually be a more peaceful world? D'Souza, who will contend that religion has been beneficial to Western Civilization, is a former policy analyst in the Reagan White House. He also served as the John M. Olin Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and the Robert and Karen Rishwain Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. He is the author of What's So Great About Christianity. Shermer is the Founding Publisher of "Skeptic" magazine, the Executive Director of the Skeptics Society, a monthly columnist for Scientific American, the host of the Skeptics Distinguished Science Lecture Series at Caltech, and Adjunct Professor at Claremont Graduate University. He wrote Why Darwin Matters and will contend that religion is, in fact, a problem for society. The event, which will be held at 7:00 p.m. at the University of Florida Auditorium, is free and open to the public. The Auditorium is located at the corner of Union Road and Newell Drive in Gainesville, Fla. The Young America's Foundation and the Intercollegiate Studies Institute will serve as co-sponsors for the debate. The King's College is located in the Empire State Building in New York City. Florida Senate Passes Student Success Act Lawmakers Pass Bill to Reward Florida Teachers, Improve Quality of EducationWith bipartisan support, the Florida Senate today took steps to help Floridas students compete on the global playing field with the passage of Senate Bill 736, the Student Success Act, sponsored by Senator Stephen Wise, RJacksonville. The bill rewards teachers who help students make learning gains by giving student success a more important role in the evaluation process. The Student Success Act helps Florida move to a higher standard,Ž said Senate President Mike Haridopolos following the bills passage. Senator Wise has done an outstanding job of making this bills process one of collective input, resulting in what will be an effective policy for our state. As the Governor and lawmakers work on ways to improve the economy and attract people to Florida, the implementation of the Student Success Act will contribute to our competitiveness in attracting individuals to move to and stay in our state to raise families and build livelihoods.Ž Florida has no shortage of hardworking, excellent teachers … the state ranks well nationally in terms of educational success. However, Floridas current evaluation system for the teaching profession lacks financial incentives for measurable achievement, provisions for accountability and opportunities for growth. Senate Bill 736 revamps this system, requiring that a teachers or school administrators evaluation have a more objective component with student performance counting toward 50 percent of the evaluation. It also takes into account the many factors which contribute to student performance results. The Student Success Act creates a new, robust evaluation system for teachers, instructional personnel and school administrators; establishes new ways to reward teachers and administrators who help students learn; and modernizes Floridas instructional workforce by ensuring that employment decisions are determined primarily on a teachers demonstrated effectiveness. In order to reach the highest level of student success, we must provide every opportunity to attract and keep the highest quality teachers in front of our classrooms,Ž said Wise, a former educator. Senate bill 736 now goes to the Florida House of Representatives, which is considering similar legislation.GIANT ANTEATER BORN AT JACKSONVILLE ZOO AND GARDENS A giant anteater was born at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens on February 22. The mother (dam), named Stella-Abril, and her offspring are doing well. Stella was born on April 28, 1997, and this is her fifth offspring since arriving at the Jacksonville Zoo on May 6, 1998. Killroy, the father (sire), was born October 15, 1999 and arrived at the Zoo on August 16, 2000. This is the 15th giant anteater born at the Jacksonville Zoo. This was a highly anticipated birth, in part because veterinary and keeper staff had been performing routine ultrasounds, enabling close monitoring of fetal development. Stella was an excellent patient for these procedures, especially since they were completely voluntary and didnt require any sedation--just a steady supply of ripe avocado. Visitors may be able to see the dam carrying her young on her back in the afternoons starting today. The pair will go on exhibit full time daily within the next few weeks. The anteaters are located at the Zoos Rivers Edge exhibit in the Range of the Jaguar. Naming rights for the baby will be auctioned off at the Zoos annual ExZOOberation evening fundraiser on April 16, 2011 to help support zoo operations including animal care and conservation. Giant anteater births in zoos are still fairly rare, and Im proud of Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens prolific history with this fascinating speciesŽ, says Dan Maloney, the Zoos Deputy Director of Conservation and Education. Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) recommended the pairing and breeding of these two animals as part its giant anteater Yellow Species Survival Plan. Anteaters are listed as NT (near threatened) on the IUCN Red Data List. Anteaters are edentate animals„they have no teeth. Their long tongues are more than sufficient to lap up the 35,000 ants and termites they swallow whole each day. Giant anteaters use their sharp claws to tear openings into anthills so they can put their long snout and efficient tongue to work. However, their prey, the ants, will fight back with painful stings, so an anteater may spend only a minute feasting on each mound. They have to eat quickly, flicking their tongue up to 160 times per minute. Anteaters are careful to never destroy a nest, preferring instead to return and feed again in the future. Giant anteaters are found in Central and South America, where they prefer tropical forests and grasslands. The Giant Anteater can reach seven feet long from tip of its snout to the end of its tail. They are not normally aggressive, but a cornered anteater can be fierce, rearing up on its hind legs using its tail for balance, and lashing out with dangerous claws that are some four inches long. They can fight off even a puma or a jaguar.

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Page PR-3/April 2, 2011 The Star/Prep Rap CLEAN KID JOKES CLEAN KID JOKES School Jokes !I Could Use a Little Money Dear Father, $chool i$ really great. I am making lot$ of friend$ and $tudying very hard. With all my $tuff, I $imply ?an't think of anything I need, $o if you would like, you can ju$t $end me a card, a$ I would love to hear from you. Love, Your $on. After receiving his son's letter, the father immediately replies by sending a letter back. Dear Son, I kNOw that astroNOmy, ecoNOmics, and oceaNOgraphy are eNOugh to keep even an hoNOr student busy. Do NOt forget that the pursuit of kNOwledge is a NOble task, and you can never study eNOugh. Love, Dad **************** Discussing Grades A high-school student came home from school seeming rather depressed. "What's the matter, son," asked his mother. "Aw, gee," said the boy, "It's my marks. They're all wet." "What do you mean `all wet?'" "I mean," he replied, "below C-level." Tongue Tongue Twisters TwistersThere was a fisherman named Fisher, who fished for some fish in a fissure. Till a fish with a grin, pulled the fisherman in. Now they're fishing the fissure for Fisher. ********** If Stu chews shoes, should Stu choose the shoes he chews? ********** One-one was a race horse. Two-two was one too. One-one won one race. Two-two won one too. ********** A big black bug bit a big black dog on his big black nose! Color This KNOCK! KNOCK!Knock Knock Who's there? Isadore! Isadore who? Isadore locked, I can't get in! Knock Knock Who's there? Isaiah! Isaiah who? Isaiah again Knock Knock! Knock Knock Who's there? Izzy! Izzy who? Izzy come, Izzy go! Knock Knock Who's there? Jamaica! Jamaica who? Jamaica mistake! Knock Knock Who's there? James! James who! James people play! Word Search Puzzle COOKIES ALMONDMOLASSES BRANOATMEAL BUTTERSCOTCHPEANUT CHOCOLATEPECAN CINNAMONPEPPERMINT COCONUT PUMPKIN GINGERBREADRAISIN MACAROONSSHORTBREAD MERINGUESUGAR Knock Knock Who's there? Jamaica! Jamaica who? Jamaica mistake! Knock Knock Who's there? Joan! Joan who! Joan call us we'll call you!

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Mayor Peyton Announced March 29th as Jacksonville Childrens Day with a Multi-Agency Walk Where 124,600 Steps Were Walked For Kids Issues Jacksonville Kids Coalition, community advocates and local candidates joined together for an advocacy walk for children held on Tuesday, March 29th at 10a.m. This walk kicked off Childrens WeekŽ in Jacksonville. The event started in Downtown Jacksonville at the Landing and ended on the steps of City Hall. Former State Representative Aaron Bean and Jacksonville City Councilman Ray Holt lead the group from the Landing, to City Hall where the group walked a total of 124,600 steps for kids issues. Following the advocacy walk, Mayor Peyton and Dawn Lopez from CBS47 as well as other political candidates were in attendance as the Mayor hosted the press conference proclaiming March 29th as Jacksonville Childrens Day. Our city is at a pivotal moment. With many changes on the horizon and continued economic challenges, it is even more important than ever that we stand united and continue to invest in our citys most precious asset„its children,Ž said Mayor John Peyton. It is no secret that we receive an undeniable return on investment when we invest in children today. Childrens Week is a yearly reminder that young people must have dedicated advocates working for them, who stand firm on issues facing children and families.Ž During the press conference, the Jacksonville Kids Coalition also released a one page document that outlined the investment of dollars that are used to improve the health, welfare and academic achievement of at-risk children and youth. There was a ceremony of revealing of a hand art display that will decorate City Hall for a week, as a reminder to the community, legislators and advocates that our children are important for the future of Jacksonville.I wholeheartedly believe that we as a community are moving in the right direction in improving the lives of children in Jacksonville. It is my hope we will continue this work and be the leader I know we areŽ says Council Member Michael Corrigan. This event was open to the community where over 200 people, to include children and families, were in attendance. For more information please go to www.jaxkidscoalition.org, call our office: 904-350-9949 ext 41 Email: info@jaxkidscoalition.orgAPRIL 2, 2011THE STARPR 4 PREP RAP PREP RAP Youth Section Youth Section Art for Two on Saturdays at The CummerWHAT: The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens is hosting a morning of fun for children ages 3 to 5 and their favorite adult. Participants of Art for Two: Make Mosaics will spend time exploring the galleries and gardens, art making and time in Art Connections. Students will look at mosaic creatures in the gardens and use small squares of paper to make large, colorful images. Attendees will spend the morning in The Cummer Gardens gaining inspiration from the antique ornaments, fountains, sculptures, garden mosaics and The Cummer Oak for their pieces. The Cummer Gardens, designed over 100 years ago by the Cummer family and famous landscape architects Ellen Biddle Shipman and the Olmsted Brothers, are unique examples of early 20th century garden design and listed in the National Register of Historic Places. WHO: Children ages 3 to 5 and one adult WHEN: Saturday, April 9, 2011, 10:30 a.m. to Noon WHERE: The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens 829 Riverside Ave. Jacksonville, FL 32204 COST: Members $10 per pair, per class Non-Members $15 per pair, per class Pre-registration is required.

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11-Year-Old Girl Gang Raped in Park BathroomA California teenager suspected of being involved in the gang rape of an 11-year-old child was arrested Monday morning. Michael Sykes, 19, a suspected gang member, was captured by police in his home. Sykes allegedly raped the young girl along with six juvenile gang members in the restroom at Moreno Valley's Victoriano Park late in the afternoon of March 10. The attack was not made public until Sunday, and police have yet to release further details about the incident due to the sensitive nature of the crime. According to authorities, the girl was at a shopping center near the park when she was approached by an older girl, who lured her to the bathroom where the six boys and the 19-year-old were waiting. The six juveniles were arrested shortly after the rape, while Sykes was able to escape capture until Monday. Each of the suspects will face sexual assault and gang enhancement charges. C&J1 C M Y K Crime and Justice Crime and JusticeA Publication of the Florida Star and Georgia Star April 2, 2011THE STARVol. 1, No. 19 Police Kill Man Brandishing SwordA man who threatened police with his three-foot sword was shot and killed by Jacksonville police after multiple attempts to take him down. Officers responded Tuesday morning to a call about 33-year-old Richard Chabot carrying a sword in the Shirley Oaks neighborhood in Oceanway. Chabot was confronted by an offduty officer, Robert Wilbanks, who was in the area. The two of them began fighting and the citizen who called police joined in. Two more officers ran onto the scene soon afterwards. Chabot was stunned twice with a Taser, but to no effect. He was able to wrestle free from all the officers and stalked toward Wilbanks police car, pulling the sword out of his coat in the process. Chabot got into the police vehicle as if he was going to drive off. The officers, who knew that there were weapons in the car that Chabot could use against them, opened fire on the man. In all, 12 shots were fired. When Chabot became unresponsive, police were able to take him out of the police car. He was pronounced dead at the scene. It was later revealed that Chabot suffered from schizophrenia and took medication to manage his condition. Putnam County Teen Charged with Attempted MurderPolice arrested a 19-year-old after he shot another man near the intersection of Lemon and Pineapple Streets in Putnam County, FL Sunday night. The victim was transported to Shands Gainesville in serious condition but was able to provide enough details for detectives to identify Tre Lamar Clayton as the shooter. Clayton is charged with felony attempted murder. 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.Tre Clayton Michael Sykes Police car Chabot attempted to steal

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C&J PAGE A-2 THE STAR April 2, 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. Debt Relief ScamsPromises of easy solutions to wiping out your debt could result in you losing your home. Learn to read between the lines. The Bait: Emails touting a way you can consolidate your bills into one monthly payment without borrowing; stop credit harassment, foreclosures, repossessions, tax levies and garnishments; or wipe out your debts. The Catch: These offers often involve bankruptcy proceedings, but they rarely say so. While bankruptcy is one way to deal with serious financial problems, it's generally considered the option of last resort. The reason: it has a long-term negative impact on your creditworthiness. A bankruptcy stays on your credit report for 10 years, and can hurt your ability to get credit, a job, insurance, or even a place to live. To top it off, you will likely be responsible for attorneys' fees for bankruptcy proceedings. Your Safety Net: Read between the lines when looking at these emails. Before resorting to bankruptcy, talk with your creditors about arranging a modified payment plan, contact a credit counseling service to help you develop a debt repayment plan, or carefully consider a second mortgage or home equity line of credit. One caution: While a home loan may allow you to consolidate your debt, it also requires your home as collateral. If you can't make the payments, you could lose your home. Your Safety Your Safety ASSAULT AND BATTERY Jacksonville police responded to a report of a dispute between female roomates that had escalated to violence. An officer arrived at 5400 Collins Road and spoke with the victim, a young woman who claimed that her roommate had assaulted her. She told the officer that her roommate had been doing laundry while the victim had been trying to sleep, which upset her. She requested that her roommate stop, to which she refused, resulting in an argument. The roommate hit the victim in the face and the victim responded in kind in self-defense. It was then that the roommate grabbed a knife and a screwdriver and threatened the victims life. When the officer spoke to the suspect, she admitted to arguing with the victim and said that the victim struck her first. She also admitted to grabbing the knife and screwdriver and telling the victim she was going to kill her. The suspect was unable to provide an explanation for this behavior. Both young women were taken to the police station for further questioning.

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Georgia Cop Killer Turns Himself InAn Athens, GA man turned himself in Friday on live television after he released the last four of eight hostages he was holding at an Athens apartment. Jamie Hood surrendered to police after being assured that he would not be harmed. The hostages were able to walk out of the home on their own, and none appeared to have any serious injuries. Hood is accused of killing Athens ClarkeCounty policeman Elmer "Buddy" Christian and wounding Officer Tony Howard last week. Authorities are also trying to link him to the murder of a county employee that occurred three months ago. Police had been searching for the 33-yearold since Tuesday. Former Child Abuse Investigator Admits to Filing False ReportA Jacksonville woman who worked for the state Department of Children and Families pleaded guilty to misconduct. Quakeita Anderson, a former investigator for the agency, told authorities that she falsified a child abuse record when she closed a child abuse case without making a standard follow-up visit. She attempted to justify her actions by making an official report claiming that she had indeed made the visit. The family that she had been investigating became subject to another child abuse investigation based on a hotline tip a month later, prompting an internal investigation of Anderson. The 28-year-old had been scheduled to go to trial this week and will be back in court for sentencing April 25. Prosecutors are not expected to ask the judge for jail time and only wish to hold Anderson accountable. C&J PAGE A-3 THE STAR April 2, 2011 In Your Neighborhood In Your Neighborhood Georgia Teen Kills Father and StepmotherA 17-year-old boy from Elberton, GA has been charged with the shooting deaths of his father and stepmother. Landon Thomas Sanders was arrested late Tuesday night after a fisherman discovered the bodies of Jason Ashley Sanders, 36, and Candice Giannani Sanders, 23 early Tuesday morning at a Lake Russell boat ramp in South Carolina. Both of them had been shot to death. Police believe their killings were the result of an ongoing dispute but would not discuss specifics. Two other men, Danny Wade Scott, 24, and Thomas Riley Madden, 29, were arrested for accessory after the fact. Sanders is charged with two counts of murder. High-Profile Builder Charged with FraudA St. Augustine woman stands accused of fraud after obtaining property through her affordable-housing development company. 57-year-old Lisa Drudi of the 100 block of Nesmith Avenue, St. Augustine, operated Covenant Homes, a building company that became known during the housing boom for providing affordable homes priced below $100,000 in St. Johns County. Drudi turned herself in at the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office and faces two felony counts of organized fraud and obtaining property valued between $20,000 and $50,000. According to court documents, a judge granted Drudi indigent status in the fraud case and agreed to lower her bail from $100,000 to $5,000, as she had allegedly fallen on hard times. Her next court date is scheduled for April 5. Crime Watch Crime Watch Jamie Hood Quakeita Anderson

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C&J4 C M Y K MISSING PERSONS MISSING PERSONS Criminal Line-Up Criminal Line-Up Name: Samuel BrownAge: 16Height: 54Ž Weight: 200lbs Last seen 03/15/11 in Fort Lauderdale, FL. May still be in local area. DUMBEST CRIMINALS DUMBEST CRIMINALS Name: Devinn Guinyard Age: 17Height: 53Ž Weight: 120lbs Last seen 11/08/09 in Palm Bay, FL. May still be in local area. Name: Brea Holley Age: 17Height: 54Ž Weight: 155lbs Last seen 10/31/10 in Tallahassee, FL. Has tattoos on wrist of LauraŽ and SoniaŽ. Name: Aja Stroude Age: 13Height: 58Ž Weight: 280lbs Last seen 05/18/10 in Decatur, GA. Has scar on left arm. Name: Christina Hudson Age: 17Height: 57Ž Weight: 150lbs Last seen 11/10/10 in Miami, FL. MOST WANTED MOST WANTED Arrest by WaitressThe easy escape of a man who robbed a Tampa, FL bank was foiled by a young waitress at a nearby restaurant. The man had looked suspicious, constantly looking back while running through the restaurant parking lot and clutching a bag to his chest. The young girl spotted him and was able to tackle him to the ground. Men at WorkPalm Beach County police arrested five men for posing as utility workers to steal copper wiring from beneath the street. The men would ride in a fake repair van and set up orange cones so they could appear legitimate. They ran into trouble when they returned to the scene of their previous crime, where police were waiting for them. 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: James Gallashaw Age: 22 Offense: Stolen Property Name: Francaize Riley Age: 30 Offense: Drug Possession Name: Emanuel Stinson Age: 20 Offense: Grand Theft Name: Arkeives Mitchell Age: 18 Offense: Weapon Offense Name: Melvin BrownAge: 48 Offense: Probation Violation Name: Kelvin Thomas Age: 26 Offense: Failure to Appear Name: Michael RayamOffense: Molestation Name: Curtis Coleman Offense: Sale of Cocaine Name: Delmus Clark Offense: Sale of Cocaine Name: Anthony SaundersOffense: Molestation Name: Travers Roberson Offense: Molestation April 2, 2011THE STARC&J Page A-4 BACK ON THE STREET BACK ON THE STREET RECENT ARRESTS RECENT ARRESTS Name: Mark Asbey Offense: Sale of Cocaine


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Changes Planned Women in History and on the Move


for Medicaid
Two Republican-sponsored
bills backed by Gov. Rick Scott
(House Bill 7107 and House Bill
7109) that shift Florida's
responsibility of providing
health care for the poor and dis-
abled to for-profit managed care
companies are in the midst of
being debated.
State Representative Rep. Mia Jones of
Mia Jones Jacksonville said, "Don't be
fooled. This doesn't mean the
state is going to save money. The state is shifting costs
and will pay a larger amount once (Medicaid recipi-
ents) end up having to receive more expensive care in
the emergency rooms."
Rep. Mark Pafford of West Palm Beach said, "This is
a massive shift to for-profit, capitated care that will
reduce the scope amount and duration of care... We
have a governor who transferred Solantic to his wife,
the first lady of the state, and apparently, the media has
found a connection to this bill...There are tremendous
conflicts of interest in this bill... This is a giveaway of
20 billion dollars a year to for-profit; private managed
care companies outside the sunshine."
Taxpayers lose accountability when for-profit private
insurance companies take over.
There are several talking points regarding these bills
that should be pointed out to the public since they are
not in the best interest of Florida taxpayers.

9 Dead after IV Infections at 6
Alabama Hospitals

Nine Alabama hospital patients who were treated
with intravenous feeding bags contaminated with bac-
teria have died and the maker has pulled the product off
the market, state health officials said.
Ten others who got the nutrient treatments that are
delivered directly from the plastic bags into the blood-
stream through IV tubes also were sickened by the
outbreak of serratia marcescens bacteria, according to
health officials.


of Color


Dede Ferrell Lea A Most Powerful Media Executive


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When Dede Ferrell Lea was about nine years of age in Houston, Texas, her
teacher said to her, "Dede, you are so smart and so pretty, you should try to become
an airline stewardess." Dede did not reply because she was looking at the people
around her such as her oldest sister, Rene, who was at Howard University and Clara
McLaughlin who had already graduated from Howard and had written a book.
They were both in the field of communications.
So, when Dede graduated with honors, she of course, enrolled in Howard's
Dede Ferrell Lea School of Communications. But that was not enough for Dede. Even though she
Vice President, Government realized that her main interest was the media, she enrolled and graduated from
Affairs, Viacom
Georgetown University School of Law. After graduating from Georgetown
University, she became an account executive for two Washington, D. C. radio stations, one owned by ABC and
the other owned by United Broadcasting. She also worked as a Sales Assistant for a Metromedia Broadcasting
TV station in D.C. Shortly thereafter, Ms. Ferrell became Senior Vice President for Government Relations for the
National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) and directed legislative strategies for the broadcast industry on a
variety of issues.
In 1997, Dede Ferrell Lea was named Vice President of Government Affairs, Viacom Inc., the third largest enter-
tainment and publishing companies in the world.
Mrs. Lea's is responsible for the development and advocacy of public policy positions on legislative and regu-
latory matters, including those before Congress, the Administration and the Federal Communications
Commission.

Judge Gabrielle Kirk McDonald
Gabr ielle Kirk McDonald's distinguished career has spanned the globe. She has served
as a civil-rights lawyer, a law professor, a federal judge, and president for the
International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. In all these roles Judge
McDonald has shown a passion for justice and has used the rule of law to combat injus-
tice. As she explained, "I believe in the rule of law not just intellectually. It's in my heart
and soul. It;s what protects people from anarchy."
Gabrielle McDonald was born in Minnesota and raised in Manhattan and New Jersey.
She attended Boston University and Hunter College and without the benefits of an under-
graduate degree, enrolled in Howard University School of Law, where she finished first
in her class. She applied only at Howard's Law School since it was known as the cradle
of the civil rights movement. She said, "I never wanted to be a lawyer; I wanted to be a
civil rights lawyer."
Upon graduation from law school, Judge McDonald worked for the NAACP Legal Defense and worked in
Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia and Texas. While in private practice in Houston, she specialized in employment
discrimination. One of her frequent opponents, said, "She must be the best in the South, if not better."
Gabrielle McDonald was the first African American woman to serve as a federal judge in Texas, and the third in
the United States.


Maggie Lena Walker July
15, 1867-December 15,
1934, was the first black
female to become president,
business executive, lecturer,
activist, philanthropist, and
writer.
Maggie was a product of
Richmond's segregated
school system and graduated from Colored Normal
School in 1883.
She was married and was the mother of four children,
of which one was adopted. She was the first black
female in the U. S. to become president of a bank.


AKA's Honored in State
Capitol Tallahassee, Florida


Members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated,
joined Florida State Representative Mia Jones in
Tallahassee.


According to reports, there were many celebrities in
the audience and the show started late but hearing
about the loud ooh and ah's, the audience was delight-
ed at the ladies and fashion as they walked down the
runway.
The audience felt the fashion of the African designers
and other women of color, was exceptional and they
did not hesitate in letting them know how they felt as
the designers waved and bowed to applause.


Girl, they Ain't ready!
Girl, they Ain't Ready was written by Shevonica Meblecia
Howell, Jacksonville. She is the mother of two, an educator
and mentor. She is also a licensed math tutor and motivation-
al speaker. This book is a must read for anyone who has ever
felt that giving up was their only option. She will appear on
WJCT-89.9 at 9 a.m. on April 6 and will be autographing her
book on April 23, 2011 and again on May 7, 2011.
For more information call (904) 520-1220.


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Is It Time to Reinvent Yourself?


We are living in difficult and chal-
lenging times as the job market
declines and many look for jobs that
are not there. Many of the manu-
facturing jobs which we used to be
blessed with in America are no
longer available. These jobs have
been exported to China, India and
other countries abroad. As a result
unemployment is very high.
Many individuals are experiencing
a time when homes are going into
foreclosure in record numbers.
Food, gasoline, child care, utilities
prices are at a record high. The
question may come to mind what
should we do?
W. E. Du Bois gave total emphasis
to economic progress through
industrial and vocational training.
W.E. Du Bois believed that the
Negro (Black, African American)
could be taught skills and find jobs
and if others could become small
landowners, a yeoman class would
develop that would, in time, be rec-
ognized as worthy of what already
was civil rights, and they would
then be fully accepted as citizens.
Booker T. Washington was a great
American educator who encouraged
Blacks to achieve higher education,
financial power and understanding
of the legal system. This led to a
foundation of skills set needed to
support the civil rights movement
ofl960 and further adoption of fed-
eral civil rights laws.


Well today we are living in a time
when education is still important to
advancing in this country.
However, many people with mas-
ters and doctorate degrees are not
able to find adequate employment.
Where do we go from her? Do we
try to acquire education, vocation-
al/skill training or do we start a
business?
George Washington Carver was
born and raised in difficult and chal-
lenging times near the end of the
Civil War. Do you know that
George Washington Carver
declined an invitation to work for a
salary of more than $100,000 a year
(almost a million today) to continue
his research on behalf of his coun-
trymen? As an agricultural chemist,
Carver discovered 300 uses of the
peanuts and hundreds more from
soybeans, pecans and sweet pota-
toes. He developed crop rotation
method which revolutionized south-
ern agriculture. George Washington
Carver was a collegegraduate and
college professor. He definitely
reinvented himself.
During President Barack Obama's
last State of the Union message, he
encouraged Americans today to
"Reinvent themselves." We have to
invent, create and use different
strategies in our current society. In
essence we have to reinvent our-
selves. We now live in a global
society. Technology now makes it a


reality that others countries are just
a "finger touch" away." If we want
to see changes, we now have to do
things differently if we want to wit-
ness different results.
Education is great. We also need
to develop skills and use our God
given gifts. The Bible says, "Our
gifts will make room for you."
How can we take our knowledge,
skills abilities, education, business-
es savvy to reinvent ourselves to
yield positive results and greater
profit margins?
We can do this! We can make it!
We have to weed our mind by
replacing negative thoughts with
positive thoughts. We have to have
faith and take initiative. Faith with-
out works is dead. Is the current sit-
uation the problem or how we
respond to the situation?
Remember every new year and
every day is a chance to launch a
transformation. If you are in the
mood to reinvent, consider this your
starter kit. Hang on in there. The
world is not exhausted. Let us see
something tomorrow that we never
saw before. The best is yet to come!

Dr. Vera McIntyre
Motivational Speaker, Author, Life
Coach
Veramcintyre@embarqmail.com.


Alvin for Mayor

Dear Editor,

This letter is more than just an endorsement of Alvin Brown and it is about more
than joining the ranks of major U.S. cities that took the step of electing its first
African-American mayor. Yes, it would be a point of pride for our community if
Jacksonville voters decided that color should not be a barrier to running the city.
And, yes, it matters that we have a mayor who serves as an example that every child
has the opportunity to make history. To get there, however, we must work like we
have never done so before.
Firstly, the runoff election is approaching and many people do not even know that
we go to the polls on Tuesday, May 17 to vote for our next mayor. We need to edu-
cate our families, friends and neighbors about when and where to vote. We need to
spread the word about early voting (May 2-6). And for those who are not registered
to vote yet, we need to sign them up before April 18. If we do not show up, some-
one else will.
Secondly, if Alvin Brown is to win this election, we cannot do this alone. He needs
support in the form of donating to his campaign, putting up yard signs, making
phone calls, having neighborhood events, driving folks to the polls and other ways
we can share of our talents. We cannot afford to have an invisible campaign in the
face of great money and resources that will surely back up Alvin Brown's opponent.
This is a moment where we need to stand up for the city that we love.
We have seen many doors closed to us over the generations in Jacksonville. He
struggled to get in but realized that we were locked out of the major decisions that
our city has made. Alvin Brown is our chance to finally pass the ultimate threshold
of city power. He can open this door, but we hold the key.
John Louis Meeks, Jr.

Black Woman Cake...written by a Black Man
I'm making a black woman cake cause I'm hungry for it. And the sweet tooth I
have only a sister can break the spell.
Let me reach into my spice rack to see what I can get.
To make a mix that will stick to my stomach.
2 cups of intelligence
1 cup of sugar brown
(Cause she's got to be sweet, mentally sound and deep)
Cinnamon is always good to accent the taste
A few cups of culture, so she's down for her race
(You see I won't bite into anything that's not conscious of its own, that's why I stick
to chocolate and leave vanilla cake alone)
I am adding butter cause she must be smooth
2 raisins for the dimples will also be cool
I must add eggs so she can reproduce
(Can't leave her hanging cause I like children too)
I think I'll add a little salt, to balance her out
And a dominant profile, to show she has clout
For a responsible woman, I'll throw in some yeast
(So she'll swell with juices, when I'm ready to feast)
I'll add 7 cups of courage and into the oven to bake
Turn it to 360 degrees, To balance out her mental state.
Now that it's done brothers, I won't share her wealth, but I'm sharing the recipe as
I'm consuming this black woman all by myself.

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Schedule of Events and Services



THE MACEDONIAN CALL
*If you are retired, perhaps you feel left out on Sunday:
*Mornings, or you were waiting for that perfect oppor-:
etunity 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
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The 5th Annual Power Awards' "You Are The
Power Concert" Featuring Chrisette Michele, Trin-i-
tee 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.


NEW BETHEL A.M.E. CHURCH (New Berlin),
Rev. Roger J. Burton, Pastor will be presenting a spe-
cial program entitled "THREE NIGHTS OF PRAISE
AND WORSHIP." The services will be Wednesday,
Thursday and Friday---April 13th, 14th and 15th begin-
ning at 7:00 P.M. nightly and will feature fantastic
choirs and singers from throughout the area rendering
heart and soul touching music and song. Various
preachers will be delivering the message.The church is
located at 9864 New Berlin Rd. Jacksonville, FL. (At
the foot of the Dames Point Bridge.) For more informa-
tion you may contact Bro. Wendel L. Washington at
(904)576-2346 or the church at (904)751 9813.


/ WITH LOVE AND REMEMBRANCE k
OF
DEACON RONALD F. THOMPSON

The memories of your
LOVE for us, the Prayers,
Your winning smile,
and the comfort you
brought into our lives still
remain with us 7 years
after you went home to
be with the Lord.
1 You're really "SPECIAL."
Still loving you,
Your wife Gwen and Your Family (

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DEATH NOTICES j


JACKSONVILLE. FL
(AREA DEATHS)
ANDERSON, Mary
Frances, died March 25,
2011.
BAILEY, Margaret, died
March 29, 2011.
BARTLEY, Billy, died
March 27, 2011.
BARTLEY, Katie L., died
March 25, 2011.
BRYANT, Garyrick, died
March 25, 2011.
BYNES, Willie Mae, died
March 23, 2011.
CANADY, James Edward,
died March 24, 2011.
CARTER, Fredrick
Andrew, 57, died March 26,
2011.
CONWAY, Daniel Thomas,
86, died March 22, 2011.
COOKS, Carla D. Presley,


52, died March 24, 2011.
CURL, Anderson, 96, died
March 24, 2011.
CURTIS, Aaron J., Jr., 81,
died March 22, 2011.
DEBONO, Barbara J., 78,
died March 27, 2011.
DETWEILER, Linwood
G., 92, died March 24, 2011.
DUNNING, Stevie, died
March 22, 2011.
FINK, Jonalyn A., 55, died
March 29, 2011.
FISHER, Inez M., 88, died
March 20, 2011.
FRANKLIN, Jordan
Benjamin, Jr., died March
23, 2011.
GRIFFIN, Reginald W.,
Sr., died March 22, 2011.
HAMILTON, Deacon
James, died March 24,
2011.
HARRISON, Robert, 79,
died March 29, 2011.
ISLEY, Geraldine
"Shorty," 72, died March
22, 2011.
JACKSON, Sondra Ann,
died March 20, 2011.
JENKINS, Charles J., 23,
died March 25, 2011.
JENNINGS, William, died
March 23, 2011.
JETT, Leroy, died March
23, 2011.
JOHNSON, Dorothy
Louise, 38, died March 23,
2011.
JOHNSON, Gregory
Kenneth, died March 28,
2011.
JOHNSON, Inez Hagan,
88, died March 20, 2011.
JOHNSON, Marie, 85,
died March 27, 2011.
JUDGE, Alfred, died
March 23, 2011.
LIVINGSTON, Stanley,
died March 27, 2011.
MAGAW, Robert, Jr., died
March 28, 2011.
McGEATHEY, Charles,
died March 21, 2011.
SHELTON, Mattie M.,
died March 25, 2011.
SIMS, Arthur, died March
25, 2011.
SEARCY, Gary D., 51,
died March 27, 2011.
SMITH, Alvin H., 85,
graveside service was
March 25, 2011.
STANFORD, John
Richard, died March 25,
2011.
TOLIVER, Joe Willie, 52,
died March 27, 2011.
UNDERHILL, Dorothy L.
"Dot," 77, died March 27,
2011.
WILLIAMS, Patricia, 58,
died March 23, 2011.



GEORGIA DEATHS
PEREZ, Gladys, died
March 22, 2011.
FENDER, Jeremy B., 29,
died March 26, 2011.


SThe Church Directory
"Come and Worship With Us"

New Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church
1824 Prospect Street Jacksonville, FL 32208
Sunday School ..................................9:30 a.m.
Sunday Morning I;;.,|
Intercessory Prayer....................10:45 a.m. ;
Morning Worship .....................11:00 a.m.
Youth Church
2nd & 3rd Sundays (Old Sanctuary)
Tuesday Pastoral Bible Study ............... 7:00 p.m.
Elder Arnitt Jones, Acting Pastor-
Rev. Joe Calhoun, Pastor Emeritus ,..
(904) 764-5727 Church w *'

Historic Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church
Sunday
Worship Service ............... .................. 10:00 a.m.
Church School ............... .................... 8:30 p.m.
Wednesday
"Glory Hour" Bible Study ............... ........... 10:00 a.m.
"Jehovah Jireh" Bible Study .......................... 6:30 p.m.
2nd & 4th Thursday "Young at Heart Ministry .......... .10:00 a.m.
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
Sunday School.................................. .................... 9:30 a.m .
M morning W orship........ .................. .............................................. 11:00 a.m .
Tuesday........................................Prayer Meeting & Bible Study,7:00 p.m.
Thursday..... ........................ ...................................Joy Night,7:00 p.m.
"Email: Gospell75@aol.com
Website: Greaterelbethel.org


Payuies ChapelA.M.E. Church
"J 11 hiI' Street, P.O. Bo'\ '5" Biuiiin\ ick IA 21I
.... (912 1261-9555
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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
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SV LIFESTYLE
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By Betty Asque Davis / Photos by J. Carl Davis, Sr. (Unlessotherwise specified)

"There's Always Something Happening On The First Coast"
LES BEAUTILLION MILITAIRE =T Members of


The Ballroom at the Omni Hotel, Downtown Jacksonville was the set-
ting for the Twelfth Les Beautillion Militaire. Beaux presented were: Brian
Thomas Barton (Belle Rachel Applewhite), son of Ms. LaShaun A.
Reynolds-Barton and Mr. Brian Barton, I; Brandon Devon Brooks (Belle
Caila Carter), son of Mr. Alvin Brooks and Mrs. Lawanda Brooks; Devon
Martique Burton (Belle MiKyle Crockette), son of Mr. Derrick Burton and
Mrs. Alisa Burton; Malcolm Bradford Chapman (Belle Kristen Huyghue), son
of Mr. Mark Chapman, III and Mrs. Marti Forchion Chapman; Trevian
LeNard Crawford (Belle Chloe Greene), son of Ms. Antionette Crawford and
Mr. Vincent Crawford; Christopher Elton Maxwell Greene ( Belle Kathryn
Huyghue), son of Drs. Trevor Greene and Deborah Price; Jonathan Claude
Gregory (Belle Joy Willis), son of Dr. E.C. and Mrs. Deirdre Gregory; Darius
Alexander Holliday (Belle Sydney Brown), son of Mr. Octavius Holliday, Jr.
and Mrs. Lashantah Brown Holliday; Winston Avery Jones (Belle Rachel
Harris), son of Dr. Kenneth Jones and Mrs. Susan Canty Jones; Nigel Lax
(Belle Cornetta Jones), son of Dr. Thelecia Wilson; Tevin James Mitchell
(Belle Karissa Hall), son of Ms. Tarsha Mitchell and Mr. Kevin Mitchell;
Dominique Newbill (Belle Lauren Allen), son of Reverend Frederick Newbill
and Mrs. Pamela Newbill; and Zachary Rose (Belle Elizabeth Smith), son
of Ms. Stephanie Speights.
Les Beautillion Militaire created and sponsored biennially by the
Jacksonville Chapter, Jack & Jill of America, Incorporated, is a cultural,
social and educational program aimed at recognizing the accomplishments
of African-American young men during their junior or senior high school
year. This twelfth presentation of the program featured a series of work-
shops, community service, and social activities. The culminating event is
the presentation of the participants (Beaux) and their dates (Belles) at the
festive dinner and dance that follows. Mrs. Kezia Hendrix-Rolle was
Choreographer for the Beaux and Belles. Mr. Rob Sweeting served as
Master of Ceremonies and Mr. Orrin Wayne Young, Captain USN (Ret.) led
the Military Topping Ceremony.
Jack & Jill of America, Inc., founded January 24, 1938 in
Philadelphia, PA, is a national non-profit family organization committed to
dedicating its resources toward improving the quality of life, especially that
of African-American children. The local chapter was chartered in 1968.
Chairperson for the 2009 presentation was Mrs. Madeline Scales-
Taylor. Mrs. Kimberly Holloway served as the Co-Chairperson. Mrs.
Shauna Ray Allen is local chapter president of Jack & Jill of America,
Incorporated.
The new venue at the Omni Hotel was a grand change with a cele-
bratory atmosphere. There was no hurry to leave the beautifully decorated
ballroom.
Congratulations to the 2011 Beaux and their marvelous parents. How
wonderful it is to see such remarkable young men!!!!


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Replace Trolley Rail at Boom Hinge, Crane No. 8811
Blount Island Marine Terminal
JAXPORT PROJECT NO.: B2011-06
JAXPORT CONTRACT NO.: EQ- 1363
March 3 2011

Sealed bids will be received by the Jacksonvllc Port Authorilt. until 2:00 PM, (EST), Thursday,
April 21, 2011, at whlch time they shall be opened in the Public Meetng Room of the Port
Central Office Buildirg, 2831 Ta ledand Avenue, 3acksonville, Florida, for a Design Build
Project to Replace Trolley Rail at Boom Hinge. Crane No. 8811.
All bids must be submitted in accordance with specifications and drawings for Contract No. EQ-
1363, which may be examined in the Procurement Department of the Jacksonvlle Port
Auihcriky, located on the second floor of the Port Central Office Building, 2831 Talleyrand
Avenue, Jacksonville, Forida 32206. Contract Documents and Specifications can be downloaded
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A MANDATORY PRE-BID CONFERENCE AND SITE VISIT WILL BE HELD ON TUESDAY
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JAXPORT SHUTTLE WILL BE IN THE VISITOR PARKING LOT TO ESCORT BIDDERS
INTO THE TERMINAL PLEASE CALL (904) 357-3017 IF YOU PLAN TO ATTEND SO
THAT SECURITY ACCESS CAN BE ARRANGED. MEETING WILL TAKE PLACE IN THE
MAINTENANCE BUILDING LOCATED AT 5945 WILLIAM MILLS JACKSONVILLE. FL
32226,
~PIDDRS SHOULD BRING A SAFETY VEST AND HARD HAT FOR THE SITE VIIT.
ATTENDANCE BY A REPRESENTATIVE OF EACH PROSPECTIVE BIDDER IS
REQUIRED. A BID WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED FROM ANY BIDDER WHO IS NOT
REPRESENTED AT SUCH CONFERENCE.
Bid and contract bonding are required.

INVITATION TO NEGOTIATE

The First Coast Workforce Development, Inc., (DBA WorkSource), will release an
Invitation to Negotiate on Monday, March 28, 2011 for Hosted VOIP
Telecommunication Solution & Services to be performed May 1, 2011 through
June 30, 2012 with an annual option to renew for up to 4 additional years.
Responders will have 3 weeks to reply to the ITN.
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1845 Town Center Blvd., Suite 250, Fleming Island, FL 32003. For additional
information contact: D. Nevison 904/213-3800, x-2010. DEADLINE TO SUB-
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Darryl Reuben's mother and father in the middle. Darryl
is the executive producer ofAurora Theatrical Company.
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Theater at UNF to discuss women 's equality and the power of partnership in North Florida. A VIP
reception followed the event.
Proceeds of the event will benefit the Charles Junction Historic Preservation Society and the
Women's Center of Jacksonville, going directly to the construction of an or ganic community garden in
North Jacksonville.
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REITER'S SYNDROME
GENERAL INFORMATION


DEFINITION: An inflammatory disease characterized by a
complex of symptoms resembling those of arthritis, urethri-
tis, conjunctivitis and psoriasis. This is probably a sexually
transmitted disease.
BODY PARTS INVOLVED: Joints; eyes, including white eye covering; urethra
and head of the penis; skin.
SEX OR AGE MOST AFFECTED: Male adolescents and young adults (12 to
40 years). This is rare in women and children.
SIGNS & SYMPTOMS:
* Inflammation of the urethra and discharge within 7 to 14 days after
sexual intercourse.
* Frequent urinary urgency.
* Small ulcers inside the mouth, tongue, and on the penis tip.
* Low fever.
* Red eyes.
* Painful joints, especially toes, legs, hip and back.
* Aching in the pelvis.
* Skin lesions similar to psoriasis on the soles, palms, and around finger
nails and toenails.
CAUSES: Unknown. The predisposition is inherited, and the disease usually fol-
lows sexual contact. It probably represents an unusual response to a sexually-
transmitted infection, Chlamydia infection or some gastrointestinal infections.
RISK INCREASES WITH
* Recent gastrointestinal illness with diarrhea.
* Previous sexually-transmitted infections.
* Family history of Reiter's syndrome.
* Genetic factors.
HOW TO PREVENT: Use rubber condoms for sexually intercourse.
WHAT TO EXPECT
APPROPRIATE HEALTH CARE
* Doctor's treatment for diagnosis and supervision of treatment.
* Self-care after diagnosis.
DIAGNOSTIC MEASURES
* Your own observation of symptoms.
* Medical history and physical exam by a doctor.
* Laboratory blood studies and culture of the urethral discharge.
POSSIBLE COMPLICATIONS: Stiffening and effusion of joints.
PROBABLE OUTCOME: Arthritis symptoms may continue up to 4 months, oth-
ers disappear sooner. Most patients recover in 2 to 16 week with no residual signs
of the disease, but some persons have recurrent flare-ups and remissions.
HOW TO TREAT
GENERAL MEASURES: To relieve foot pain, wear cushion pads and arch sup-
ports in your shoes.
MEDICATION: Your doctor may prescribe:
* Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.
* Antibiotics, such as tetracyclines, for urethritis.
ACTIVITY
* Stay as active as your condition allows, but avoid sexual excitement
and activity during the illness.
* Exercise the affected joints according to instructions from your doctor or
physical therapist. Don't immobilize affected joints.
DIET: No special diet.
CALL YOUR DOCTOR IF
* You have symptoms of Reiter's syndrome.
* Symptoms recur after recovery.
* New, unexplained symptoms develop. Drugs used in treatment may pro
duce side effects.




By: Russ Handler
Kirk Minor remembers a time when working with his church was centered around
people, and not rhetoric and he's wondering where those days went.
"There's an old axiom that states 'Those who speak, don't know, and those who know,
don't speak,'" said Minor, a retired pastor and author of Journey Across The Tiber: My
Many Rooms (www.createspace.com). "We're finding more and more that there are a lot
of people out there doing a lot of talking and protesting and bellyaching, but fewer peo-
ple actually walking the walk. We have extremists protesting funerals of gay soldiers,
pundits decrying the use of abbreviations for the word Christmas and activists campaign-
ing for prayer in public schools. These are all very divisive issues, and have little to do
with the good works the Bible wants the faithful to perform. And people wonder why the
media tide is turning against people of faith."
Minor believes that there is a very vocal contingent of religious leaders who are using
the Bible not as a teaching tool, but as a bludgeoning tool, which was not how the book
was intended.
"If there is something about society that you don't like, chances are you can find a
quote in the Bible that demonizes it," he added. "It's not difficult to take just about any
reference material, secular or non-secular, and use it as a means to pit people against each
other. But that's not what the Bible was meant to do. It was meant to bring people togeth-
er, to teach charity and tolerance, and to bring about peace and harmony. I think it's time
that pastors and people of faith stand up and recognize the elephant in the room. Too
many people are using religion as a sword to fight those with whom they disagree,
instead of as a plowshare to help their fellow neighbors tend the land and form a com-
munity."
The key to reversing the trend, according to Minor, is to use actions more than words,
and for people of faith to quietly go about the good works and charity that is at the
essence of the Bible's teachings.
"In the face of all the shrill voices that capture the media's attention, good people
sometimes wonder what they could possibly do to make a difference," he said. "Shouting
louder than the other guys only results in more shouting, which never gets anything done.
The key is to go about your life, as one of the faithful, and to make sure you actually do
at least one thing each day that reflects the faith in which you believe. The Bible has end-
less passages about charity, comforting the sick and providing shelter for the poor.
Imagine how many of our unfortunate brothers and sisters we could help raise up from
their situation if everyone who calls themselves Christian did one kind act each day to


help their neighbors. Imagine the impact on a world stricken with strife and pain when
literally millions of people all at once -- stand up and, instead of talking about their
faith, actually act on it. That's the world the church was built to realize.


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

THE RITZ welcomes jazz saxophonist Kenny Garrett to the Jazz Lounge.
April 2 at 7 p.m., Ritz Theatre & LaVilla Museum
GET YOUR HOUSE IN ORDER. This stage play created by the Ra'Kia
Production Company promises to keep you laughing and on the edge of your seat.
April 2, at 7 p.m.,Times Union Center for the Performing Arts
OLD TOWN FERNANDINA BICENTENNIAL.Saturday, April 2, 2011
2nd Old Fernandina (known as Old Town) celebrates the 200th anniversary of the
name of the naming and platting of the town during the 2nd Spanish period.
On Bicentennial Day you may choose to be an early bird and take part in the Fort-
to-Fort 5k walk/run from the site of Fort San Carlos on the Plaza to Fort Clinch in
the State Park at 8:30.For more information visit
www.oldtownferandina.org/bicentennial or phone 904 491 1259
"KUUMBA AFRICAN/AFRICAN-AMERCIAN CULTURAL ARTS AND
MUSIC FESTIVAL". Please support our fund raising efforts in the year 2012
by placing your newspaper prints, magazines and catalogs in our Paper
Retrieving Recycling bin located in the parking lot at the Winn Dixie Supermarket
on Soutel Drive and Moncrief Rd, 5250 Moncrief Rd, Store #194.
FREE CHOLESTEROL AND DIABETES SCREENINGS offered from 12:00
pm 5:00 pm April 6 at Winn-Dixie Pharmacy, 5909 University Blvd. West,
Jacksonville, FL. For more information call Cholestcheck: 800-713-3301 (No-
Appointments)
SPOKEN WORD Show off your own talent for verse, or just come, listen and
soak up the creative atmosphere. April 7, at 7 p.m. Ritz Theatre & LaVilla
Museum
YOUR ARMS TOO SHORT TO BOX WITH GOD The show is set to gospel
music and revolves around the story of Jesus from the book of Matthew. April 9
7:30 p.m.at the Ritz Theatre & LaVilla Museum
EQUAL PAY DAY LUNCHEON TO FEATURE SPIRIT OF ROSIE AWARD
WINNERS. April 12, 2011 has been designated as "Equal Pay Day"
The event will be held from 11:30 AM 1: 00 PM at the Advanced Technology
Center of Florida State College at Jacksonville, rooms T-140 & T-141. Please
RSVP to the Women's Center of Jacksonville at 722-3000 ext 201 by April 4.
Space is limited.
CUMMER MUSEUM OF ART & GARDENS presents A Genius for Place:
American Landscapes of the Country Place Era opening April 29. This exhibit
features large-format photographs of many well-known American estates by pho-
tographer Carol Betsch. For more information visit www.cummer.org.
MEET THE JAZZ FESTIVAL POSTER ARTIST. Learn about exciting per-
formances including Natalie Cole, Herbie Hancock and Eddie Palmieri along with
activities for this years. Festival held May 26-29 in the heart of downtown. For
more information, call (904) 630-3690 or email events@coj.net
THE FEMALE DR. PHIL, ANDI K., MA IS A LEADING PROFESSIONAL
IN SOCIAL EDUCATION AND CONSULTING. Please check out the latest
video additions on YouTube://www.youtube.com/user/AndiKConsulting.
editingSend your feedback to 972.591.3883 (Phone) or
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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
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Hollywood Club Scene:
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Movies:
Red Riding Hood. Warner Bros.
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Rych


Many actors get stuck in a certain direction regarding the types of films they
make and their careers become very predictable. Then you have those special thes-
pians who carve out a path that allows them to branch out in a variety of roles with
almost no limits attached. James Marsden is an actor who has found a way to adhere
to the latter description afore mentioned. The Stillwater, Oklahoma native has taken
roles in films that span from funny, fantasy to serious. As with most actors, Marsden
started out perusing one direction and switched course to Hollywood. He attended
Oklahoma State as a journalism major and after a year and a half dropped out to
head west. He broke into Television roles on shows such as "Save By The Bell,"
"Noah" and "Ally McBeal" among others then made headway into films which
include playing Cyclops for all of the "X-Men" films, Lois Lane's fiance' in
"Superman Returns," "The Notebook," Corny Collins in "Hairspray," Disney's
"Enchanted" and "Death at a Funeral."
In his latest cinematic offering via the Universal Pictures movie "HOP",
Marsden plays Fred who is slouch of a son who stays unemployed and is too old to
be living at home with his parents who want him to move out. Through a weird set
of circumstances, he meets a rabbit who talks and eventually befriends him. Then
he finds out that the rabbit named EB is the actual Easter Bunny. This movie was
shot with live actors while the rabbit and other animal characters were animated.
Marsden has certainly done it all with every conceivable format of film in the book
be it action with green screen and special effects to just plain voice over. Since he
is acting opposite an animated rabbit that is not physically on the set but dubbed in
later, what kinds of challenges did that present? Marsden chuckles, "This was cer-
tainly the most difficult technical process I've been through. I keep telling people
it's hard enough just to be a good actor. When you are on set, there is everything
going against you. You know, walkie-talkie's going off, camera creaking and mov-
ing, the boom mic's, you have to hit your mark and make sure you don't shadow
the other person's face; it's a really technical process. You are there to bring life to
a scene and make it feel natural and normal when all these other things are going
on. Then you add into that or subtract from that a co-star who you're actually talk-
ing to nobody and you are looking at little pieces of green tape. I've never been
more prepared in my life because I knew I couldn't afford to not know my lines or
where my mark was. I had to know all of his (EB) lines and his blocking, his cho-
reography where he went because the rabbit moves around during the scene. I had
to remember (while keeping it natural), oh yeah, the rabbit is going there for that
line and over there for this line. So technically it was difficult."
Marsden is quick to pay homage to the film's director Tim Hill for being the
master guide that made the magic happen. Marsden adds, "It was great to be work-
ing with Tim who has obviously done these kinds of movies before. He knew the
process and what could be done to help the actors knowing that this is a complete-
ly unnatural thing to be doing." Marsden's character Fred forms a deep bond with
EB the rabbit in the movie but in real life what is his routine for Easter? Marsden
reflects, "I'm sort of a perpetual child as a 37 year old adult and I have two chil-
dren, a ten year old and a five year old. I'm always acting very goofy and silly with
them. Every year we do the same thing. We dye eggs the night before and when they
wake up the next morning they get all of their baskets and everything and we have
an egg hunt in the yard. It's great! We get that magic every year!


Girls Inc. of Jacksonville Celebrates Girls' Rights Week
Girls Inc. to hold Girls' Rights Week Reception in May
To Honor Delores Weaver
Fran Kinne, Kimberly Hyatt, Pepper Peete and Jessie-Lynne Kerr
CBS's Dawn Lopez to Emcee

Jacksonville, Fla. --- Girls Inc. of Jacksonville is thrilled to announce
that Delores Barr Weaver, Chair & CEO, Jacksonville Jaguars Foundation,
is supporting Girls' Rights Week as Honorary Chair of the May 5, 2011
reception celebrating local "Girls in Action" and "Women of Vision".
Girls Incorporated's Girls' Rights Week is an annual celebration of girls
advocating for their rights and positive change in the world. In this spirit,
the reception will honor "Girls in Action" in our community in the 5th, 8th
and 12th grade as well as trailblazing women who have outstanding
achievements in the areas of academics, arts and athletics. Local
"Women of Vision" will be honored for their professional and personal
achievements in our community, paving the way for the girls and future
leaders being honored.
The honored "Women of Vision" epitomize what girls can achieve in
this world both professionally and personally. Honorees/presenters are Dr.
Fran Kinne, former President of Jacksonville University, presenting the
Academic Achievement Award; Reverend Kimberly Hyatt, Executive
Director, Cathedral Arts Project, the Art Achievement Award and Pepper
Peete, Executive Director, The First Tee of Jacksonville will present the
Athletic Achievement Award. The event will culminate with a Lifetime
Achievement Award being given to Jessie- Lynn Kerr of The Florida Times
Union.
The event will be emcee'd by Jacksonville's own Dawn Lopez of
Action News 47. Tickets can be purchased for $25 each by calling 904-
731-9933 or by visiting www.girlsincjax.org All proceeds from the event
help support Girls Inc. of Jacksonville's quality programs for girls.
Girls Incorporated of Jacksonville inspires girls to be strong, smart
and bold through educational and enrichment programs for girls in our
after-school, in-school and summer programs. To learn more visit
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when she won three gold medals and two bronze medals at the 2000 Summer Games in Sydney, Australia, to become the most-decorated female track-
and-field athlete at a single Olympics. The 26-year-old sprinter and long jumper hopes to participate in at least two more Olympics before exhibiting
another set of skills in the WNBA.

The legendary ALTHEA GIBSON, who became the first Black person (male or female) to win a Grand Slam tennis tournament after winning the French
Open singles title in 1956, later won back-to-back Wimbledon singles titles in 1957 and 1958. Also in '57 and '58, she won back-to-back United States
Lawn Tennis Association (USLTA) national singles championships. Her career also included several doubles championships, most notably the
Wimbledon women's doubles in '57 and '58 and USLTA mixed doubles in '57. Gibson retired from amateur tennis in 1958 and launched another pioneer-
ing effort in 1964 when she began her professional golf career and joined the Ladies Professional Golf Association.
WILMA RUDOLPH, who had to overcome a bout with polio as a child, captured the world's attention at the 1960 Olympics in Rome and gained inter-
national fame when she became the first American woman to win three gold medals at one Olympiad. She won the 100- and 200-meter dashes and was
a member of the 400-meter relay team. The year after her heroics, she became the first Black woman to win the James E. Sullivan Award, the highest
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SVENUS WILLIAMS, who has used a combination of power and finesse to put new focus on the way tennis is played, won the Wimbledon and U.S.
Open singles titles in 2000, and like Althea Gibson did 42 years earlier, defended those titles in 2001. She and her sister, Serena (who is a former U.S.
Open champion), made history at last year's U.S. Open when it marked the first time since 1884 that sisters competed against each other in a Grand Slam
title match.
JACKIE JOYNER-KERSEE, who was often described as "the best all-around female athlete in the world," overcame the effects of ashtma and estab-
lished herself as one of track and field's most competitive and determined performers as a long jumper and participant in the heptathlon. In 1988, she
won two gold medals at the Olympics in Seoul, exhibiting incredible will power in the heptathlon (a punishing, two-day contest that tests an athlete's
strength, speed and stamina) and the long jump. In 1992 at the Games in Barcelona, she repeated as the heptathlon gold medal winner. The two-time
world champion in both the long jump (1987, 1991) and heptathlon (1987, 1993) was the 1986 recipient of the Sullivan Award, presented to the nation's
top amateur athlete.
FLORENCE GRIFFITH JOYNER, known around the world as "Flo-Jo," raised the level of women's track and field and claimed the title of "fastest
woman in the world" when she shattered records at the 1988 Olympics in Seoul. The triple gold medalist smashed the world records for the 100- and
200-meter runs, and also won a gold medal anchoring the U.S. 4x100-meter relay team that year. The speedster, who was recognized around the world
for her flashy running outfits and long, painted fingernails, was the 1988 recipient of the Sullivan Award and was also named AP female athlete of the
year.
ALICE COACHMAN leaped into history when she became the first Black woman to win a gold medal, following a record-setting performance in the
high jump at the 1948 Olympics in London. Because Coachman dominated the high jump for a decade, many sports fans believe the Tuskegee Institute
(now University) star, who also was a top sprinter, probably would have won more medals if the 1940 and 1944 Olympics hadn't been canceled because
of World War II. She won the AAU outdoor high jump championship from 1939 through 1948, and she was indoor champion in 1941, 1945 and 1946.
There was no indoor competition from 1938 through 1940 or from 1942 through 1944.

WILLYE WHITE, a two-time Olympic silver medalist, was a consistent model of athletic excellence as a member of five U.S. Olympic teams--1956,
1960, 1964, 1968 and 1972. She won her first silver medal in the long jump in 1956 in Melbourne, Australia. At the 1964 Games in Tokyo, she won
another silver medal as a member of the 4x100-meter relay team. In addition to her Olympic achievements, she was a member of, and medalist on, four
Pan American teams. In 1959, she set an American long jump record that stood for 16 years. White is a member of the National Track and Field Hall
of Fame, the National Association of Sport and Physical Education Hall of Fame, the Black Sports Hall of Fame, the Women's Sports Foundation Hall
of Fame, the Chicago Sports Hall of Fame, the Helms Hall of Fame, the Mississippi State Hall of Fame and the Tennessee State University Hall of
Fame.

CHERYL MILLER, celebrating after receiving a gold medal as a mem-
ber of the U.S. Olympic team in 1984, was one of the most significant fig-
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she became a four-time All-American, and for three consecutive years, she
won the Naismith Award as the nation's outstanding female basketball
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AUNTIE ROZ PEANUT SHOW COMES TO TOWN
Story by Marsha Dean Phelts
Photos by Beverly Ann McKenzie


To the great delight and joy of hundreds of public, charter and
parochial school children, Auntie Roz's Peanut Show rolled back to town in a
caravan of cars and busses and trucks. Jacksonville native Roslyn Bur-
rough's Company put on a signature interactive educational extravaganza at
the Shiloh Metropolitan Baptist Church, Rev. Charles, Pastor. The broad cur-
riculum range of science, history, math, English, music, art, dance, physical
education, health and culinary subjects made an impact as the student/adult
audience processed and responded to lessons learned.
Scenery for the Peanut Show was powerful, with a poster size picture
of Dr. George Washington Carver, sprinkled with massive sculpted peanuts,
carnival style peanut roaster, gigantic facsimile jar of Auntie Roz Peanut But-
ter and many more props used to transform the A. B. Coleman Auditorium at
Shiloh Metropolitan Baptist Church.
The cast consisted of local talents, under the expert tutelage of Aun-
tie Roz, and Patricia Whatley. Aided with the support of parents and friends,
Burrough and Whatley were able to bring everything together for an extraor-
dinary performance. Nairobi Benefield, dressed in a maestro's tuxedo served
as greeter to work the crowd, but the enthusiastic audience of school chil-
dren, chaperones, parents and supporters arrived revved up as they stepped
off the bus and out of their cars and filled the auditorium.
The audience knew that they were in for a show that was off the chain
when John E. Ford Elementary student, Nicholas Ingram, ran on stage in a
booming voice and broad smiling face welcoming his colleagues and every-
body else to the show. And if Nicholas, costumed in a mock peanut shell suit
wasn't enough to make the auditorium roar, exhilarated cheers from the crowd
literally took the roof off the auditorium as Xavier Curtis Jr., the Peanut Dancer
spun from his facsimile peanut butter jar house onto the stage, the show was
on a roll.
After Master of Ceremony, Devante Vickers took the microphone, the
show never stopped or lulled. Performers from the four and five-years-old to
the sixteen and seventeen years-old delivered their roles without coaxing from
the sidelines. How refreshing for all to witness such young children reciting
and performing without note cards. Their elocution stood out and was as no-
ticeable and appreciated as their authentic costumes. The audience flipped
out with Poe-Vevante Wyatt and Antonio Bright who played the Peanut Ven-
dor.
On stage, Peanut Chefs Tatiyana Adams and Makayla Stallings, first
washed their hands before demonstrating the making of a peanut butter and
banana sandwich. Kids in the very polite audience exuded sounds of disbe-
lief upon hearing the unfamiliar combination of peanut butter and bananas;
however by the time the chefs took one bite out of their demonstration sand-
wich, taste buds of the entire audience salivated, longing for just a bite.
Though there were no sandwich samples, teachers were given packages of
peanuts and activity books for each student. What a wonderful, superb show.
So many thanks for Auntie Roz Peanut Show performing in our town.


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UILN1tS UL UUZA IU
DEBATE ATHEIST AT
UNIVERSITY OF
FLORIDA

NEW YORK, March 16, 2011-
Dinesh D'Souza, president of The King's
College in New York City, will debate
atheist Michael Shermer on April 19, 2011,
at the University of Florida. The pair will
ask, "Is religion the problem?"
The world sees increasing radi-
calism coming from all covers of the
globe, and religion in general bears much
of the blame. Historically, it would seem
that religion has produced persecution and
bloodshed in massive quantities. But is
that a fair characterization? Would a secu-
lar world actually be a more peaceful
world?
D'Souza, who will contend that
religion has been beneficial to Western
Civilization, is a former policy analyst in
the Reagan White House. He also served
as the John M. Olin Fellow at the Ameri-
can Enterprise Institute, and the Robert
and Karen Rishwain Fellow at the Hoover
Institution at Stanford University. He is the
author of What's So Great About Christi-
anity.
Shermer is the Founding Pub-
lisher of "Skeptic" magazine, the Execu-
tive Director of the Skeptics Society, a
monthly columnist for Scientific Ameri-
can, the host of the Skeptics Distinguished
Science Lecture Series at Caltech, and Ad-
junct Professor at Claremont Graduate
University. He wrote Why Darwin Matters
and will contend that religion is, in fact, a
problem for society.
The event, which will be held at
7:00 p.m. at the University of Florida Au-
ditorium, is free and open to the public.
The Auditorium is located at the corer of
Union Road and Newell Drive in
Gainesville, Fla. The Young America's
Foundation and the Intercollegiate Studies
Institute will serve as co-sponsors for the
debate.

The King's College is located in
the Empire State Building in New York
City.


Florida Senate Passes Student
Success Act
Lawmakers Pass Bill to Reward Florida
Teachers, Improve Quality of Education

With bipartisan support, the Florida Senate today
took steps to help Florida's students compete on the global
playing field with the passage of Senate Bill 736, the Stu-
dent Success Act, sponsored by Senator Stephen Wise, R-
Jacksonville. The bill rewards teachers who help students
make learning gains by giving student success a more im-
portant role in the evaluation process.
"The Student Success Act helps Florida move to a
higher standard," said Senate President Mike Haridopolos
following the bill's passage. "Senator Wise has done an out-
standing job of making this bill's process one of collective
input, resulting in what will be an effective policy for our
state. As the Governor and lawmakers work on ways to im-
prove the economy and attract people to Florida, the imple-
mentation of the Student Success Act will contribute to our
competitiveness in attracting individuals to move to and
stay in our state to raise families and build livelihoods."
Florida has no shortage of hardworking, excellent
teachers -the state ranks well nationally in terms of educa-
tional success. However, Florida's current evaluation sys-
tem for the teaching profession lacks financial incentives
for measurable achievement, provisions for accountability
and opportunities for growth. Senate Bill 736 revamps this
system, requiring that a teacher's or school administrator's
evaluation have a more objective component with student
performance counting toward 50 percent of the evaluation.
It also takes into account the many factors which contribute
to student performance results.
The Student Success Act creates a new, robust eval-
uation system for teachers, instructional personnel and
school administrators; establishes new ways to reward
teachers and administrators who help students learn; and
modernizes Florida's instructional workforce by ensuring
that employment decisions are determined primarily on a
teacher's demonstrated effectiveness.
"In order to reach the highest level of student suc-
cess, we must provide every opportunity to attract and keep
the highest quality teachers in front of our classrooms," said
Wise, a former educator.
Senate bill 736 now goes to the Florida House of
Representatives, which is considering similar legislation.


GIANT ANTEATER BORN AT
JACKSONVILLE ZOO AND GARDENS


A giant anteater was born at the Jacksonville Zoo
and Gardens on February 22. The mother (dam), named
Stella-Abril, and her offspring are doing well. Stella was
born on April 28, 1997, and this is her fifth offspring since
arriving at the Jacksonville Zoo on May 6, 1998. Killroy,
the father (sire), was born October 15, 1999 and arrived at
the Zoo on August 16, 2000. This is the 15th giant anteater
born at the Jacksonville Zoo. This was a highly anticipated
birth, in part because veterinary and keeper staff had been
performing routine ultrasounds, enabling close monitoring
of fetal development. Stella was an excellent patient for
these procedures, especially since they were completely vol-
untary and didn't require any sedation--just a steady supply
of ripe avocado. Visitors may be able to see the dam carry-
ing her young on her back in the afternoons starting today.
The pair will go on exhibit full time daily within the next
few weeks. The anteaters are located at the Zoo's River's
Edge exhibit in the Range of the Jaguar. Naming rights for
the baby will be auctioned off at the Zoo's annual Ex-
ZOOberation evening fundraiser on April 16, 2011 to help
support zoo operations including animal care and conser-
vation.
"Giant anteater births in zoos are still fairly rare,
and I'm proud of Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens' prolific
history with this fascinating species", says Dan Maloney,
the Zoo's Deputy Director of Conservation and Education.
Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) rec-
ommended the pairing and breeding of these two animals
as part its giant anteater Yellow Species Survival Plan.
Anteaters are listed as NT (near threatened) on the IUCN
Red Data List.
Anteaters are edentate animals-they have no
teeth. Their long tongues are more than sufficient to lap
up the 35,000 ants and termites they swallow whole each
day. Giant anteaters use their sharp claws to tear openings
into anthills so they can put their long snout and efficient
tongue to work. However, their prey, the ants, will fight
back with painful stings, so an anteater may spend only a
minute feasting on each mound. They have to eat quickly,
flicking their tongue up to 160 times per minute. Anteaters
are careful to never destroy a nest, preferring instead to re-
turn and feed again in the future.
Giant anteaters are found in Central and South
America, where they prefer tropical forests and grasslands.
The Giant Anteater can reach seven feet long from tip of its
snout to the end of its tail. They are not normally aggres-
sive, but a cornered anteater can be fierce, rearing up on its
hind legs using its tail for balance, and lashing out with dan-
gerous claws that are some four inches long. They can fight
off even a puma or a jaguar.


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School Jokes!

I Could Use a Little Money
Dear Father,
School i$ really great. I am making lot$ of friend$ and
Studying very hard. With all my Stuff, I Simply ?an't think
of anything I need, $o if you would like, you can juSt Send
me a card, aS I would love to hear from you.
Love,
Your $on.

After receiving his son's letter, the father immediately
replies by sending a letter back.

Dear Son,
I kNOw that astroNOmy, ecoNOmics, and oceaNOgraphy
are eNOugh to keep even an hoNOr student busy. Do NOt
forget that the pursuit of kNOwledge is a NOble task, and
you can never study eNOugh.
Love,
Dad
****************

Discussing Grades
A high-school student came home from school seeming
rather depressed.
"What's the matter, son," asked his mother.
"Aw, gee," said the boy, "It's my marks. They're all wet."
"What do you mean 'all wet?'"
"I mean," he replied, "below C-level."

Word Search Puzzle
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KNOCK! KNOCK!


__ Knock Knock
Who's there?
Tongue Isadore!
Twis ers Isadore who? I ct g
Twisters Isadore locked, I can't get in!


There was a fisherman
named Fisher, who fished
for some fish in a fissure.
Till a fish with a grin,
pulled the fisherman in.
Now they're fishing the fis-
sure for Fisher.
* * *** ***

If Stu chews shoes, should
Stu choose the shoes he
chews?
********** *

One-one was a race horse.
Two-two was one too.
One-one won one race.
Two-two won one too.
***********

A big black bug bit a big
black dog on his big black
nose!


Knock Knock
Who's there?
Isaiah!
Isaiah who?
Isaiah again Knock Knock!


Knock Knock
Who's there?
Izzy!
Izzy who?
Izzy come, Izzy go!

Knock Knock
Who's there?
Jamaica!
Jamaica who?
Jamaica mistake!

Knock Knock
Who's there?
James!
James who!
James people play!


Knock Knock
Who's there?
Jamaica!
Jamaica who?
Jamaica mistake!

Knock Knock
Who's there?
Joan!
Joan who!
Joan call us we'll call you!


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Mayor Peyton Announced March 29th as Art for Two on Saturdays
Jacksonville Children's Day with a at The Cummer
Multi-Agency Walk Where 124,600 Steps
Were Walked For Kids Issues WHAT The Cummer Museum of Art
& Gardens is hosting a morning of fun
for children ages 3 to 5 and their fa-
Jacksonville Kid's Coalition, community advocates vorite adult. Participants of Art for
and local candidates joined together for an advocacy walk for Two: Make Mosaics will spend time
children held on Tuesday, March 29th at 10a.m. This walk exploring the galleries and gardens,
kicked off "Children's Week" in Jacksonville. The event lmKi, rsold, aProudIAericn gil art making and time in Art Connec-
started in Downtown Jacksonville at the Landing and ended o tions. Students will look at mosaic
on the steps of City Hall. Former State Representative Aaron creatures in the gardens and use
Bean and Jacksonville City Councilman Ray Holt lead the small squares of paper to make large,
group from the Landing, to City Hall where the group walked colorful images.
a total of 124,600 steps for kid's issues. Attendees will spend the
Following the advocacy walk, Mayor Peyton and morning in The Cummer Gardens
Dawn Lopez from CBS47 as well as other political candi- gaining inspiration from the antique
dates were in attendance as the Mayor hosted the press con-
ference proclaiming March 29th as Jacksonville Children's
Day. "Our city is at a pivotal moment. With many changes
on the horizon and continued economic challenges, it is even
Gardens, designed over 100 years
more important than ever that we stand united and continue
to invest in our city's most precious asset-its children," said
Mayor John Peyton. "It is no secret that we receive an un-
deniable return on investment when we invest in children
today. Children's Week is a yearly reminder that young peo-
ple must have dedicated advocates working for them, who
stand firm on issues facing children and families."
During the press conference, the Jacksonville Kids toric Places.
Coalition also released a one page document that outlined the
investment of dollars that are used to improve the health, wel- WH Children ages 3 to 5 and one
fare and academic achievement of at-risk children and youth. E dult
There was a ceremony of revealing of a hand art display that
will decorate City Hall for a week, as a reminder to the com- WHEN: Saturday, April 9, 2011,
munity, legislators and advocates that our children are im- 10:30 a.m. to Noon
portant for the future of Jacksonville."I wholeheartedly
believe that we as a community are moving in the right di- WHERE: The Cummer Museum of
reaction in improving the lives of children in Jacksonville. It Art & Gardens
is my hope we will continue this work and be the leader I 829 Riverside Ave.
know we are" says Council Member Michael Corrigan. Jacksonville, FL 32204
This event was open to the community where over
200 people, to include children and families, were in atten- COST: Members $10 per pair, per
dance. For more information please go to www.jaxkid- class
scoalition.org, call our office: 904-350-9949 ext 41 Email: Non-Members $15 per pair, per
info@jaxkidscoalition.org class
Pre-registration is required.




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Police Kill Man Brandishing Sword

A man who threatened police with
his three-foot sword was shot and killed
by Jacksonville police after multiple at-
tempts to take him down.
: Officers responded Tuesday
morning to a call about 33-year-old
i- Richard Chabot carrying a sword in the
Shirley Oaks neighborhood in Ocean-
!. .~* way.
Chabot was confronted by an off-
So duty officer, Robert Wilbanks, who was
in the area. The two of them began fight-
ing and the citizen who called police
joined in.
Two more officers ran onto the
scene soon afterwards. Chabot was
Police car Chabot attempted to steal stunned twice with a Taser, but to no ef-
fect. He was able to wrestle free from all
the officers and stalked toward Wilbanks'
police car, pulling the sword out of his coat in the process.
Chabot got into the police vehicle as if he was going to drive off. The officers,
who knew that there were weapons in the car that Chabot could use against them, opened
fire on the man. In all, 12 shots were fired.
When Chabot became unresponsive, police were able to take him out of the po-
lice car. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
It was later revealed that Chabot suffered from schizophrenia and took medica-
tion to manage his condition.


Tre Clayton


Putnam County Teen Charged
with Attempted Murder

Police arrested a 19-year-old after he shot another
man near the intersection of Lemon and Pineapple
Streets in Putnam County, FL Sunday night.
The victim was transported to Shands Gainesville
in serious condition but was able to provide enough de-
tails for detectives to identify Tre Lamar Clayton as the
shooter.
Clayton is charged with felony attempted murder.


11-Year-Old Girl Gang Raped in
Park Bathroom







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Michael Sykes

A California teenager suspected of being involved
in the gang rape of an 11-year-old child was arrested
Monday morning.
Michael Sykes, 19, a suspected gang member, was
captured by police in his home. Sykes allegedly raped the
young girl along with six juvenile gang members in the
restroom at Moreno Valley's Victoriano Park late in the
afternoon of March 10.
The attack was not made public until Sunday, and
police have yet to release further details about the inci-
dent due to the sensitive nature of the crime.
According to authorities, the girl was at a shop-
ping center near the park when she was approached by an
older girl, who lured her to the bathroom where the six
boys and the 19-year-old were waiting.
The six juveniles were arrested shortly after the
rape, while Sykes was able to escape capture until Mon-
day. Each of the suspects will face sexual assault and gang
enhancement charges.








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ASSAULT AND BATTERY -
Jacksonville police responded to a
report of a dispute between female
roomates that had escalated to vio-
lence.

An officer arrived at 5400
Collins Road and spoke with the
victim, a young woman who
claimed that her roommate had as-
saulted her.

She told the officer that her
roommate had been doing laundry while the victim had been trying to
sleep, which upset her. She requested that her roommate stop, to which
she refused, resulting in an argument.

The roommate hit the victim in the face and the victim re-
sponded in kind in self-defense. It was then that the roommate grabbed
a knife and a screwdriver and threatened the victim's life.


When the officer spoke to the suspect,


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she admitted to arguing
with the victim and
said that the victim
struck her first. She
also admitted to
grabbing the knife
and screwdriver and
telling the victim she
was going to kill her.
The suspect was un-
able to provide an ex-
planation for this
behavior.

Both young
women were taken to
the police station for
further questioning.


Debt Relief Scams

Promises of easy solutions to wiping out your debt could result in you
losing your home. Learn to read between the lines.

The Bait:

Emails touting a way you can consolidate your bills into one
monthly payment without borrowing; stop credit harassment, foreclo-
sures, repossessions, tax levies and garnishments; or wipe out your
debts.

The Catch:

These offers often involve bankruptcy proceedings, but they rarely
say so. While bankruptcy is one way to deal with serious financial prob-
lems, it's generally considered the option of last resort. The reason: it has
a long-term negative impact on your creditworthiness.
A bankruptcy stays on your credit report for 10 years, and can hurt
your ability to get credit, a job, insurance, or even a place to live. To
top it off, you will likely be responsible for attorneys' fees for bank-
ruptcy proceedings.

Your Safety Net:

Read between the lines when looking at these emails. Before re-
sorting to bankruptcy, talk with your creditors about arranging a modi-
fied payment plan, contact a credit counseling service to help you
develop a debt repayment plan, or carefully consider a second mortgage
or home equity line of credit.
One caution: While a home loan may allow you to consolidate your
debt, it also requires your home as collateral. If you can't make the pay-
ments, you could lose your home.


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Georgia Cop Killer Turns Himself In


An Athens, GA man turned himself in Fri-
Sday on live television after he released the last four of
eight hostages he was holding at an Athens apart-
ment.
'3B Jamie Hood surrendered to police after
being assured that he would not be harmed. The
hostages were able to walk out of the home on their
own, and none appeared to have any serious injuries.
Hood is accused of killing Athens Clarke-
SCounty policeman Elmer "Buddy" Christian and
wounding Officer Tony Howard last week. Authori-
ties are also trying to link him to the murder of a
county employee that occurred three months ago.
Jamie Hood Police had been searching for the 33-year-
old since Tuesday.


Georgia Teen Kills Father

and Stepmother

A 17-year-old boy from Elberton, GA has been
charged with the shooting deaths of his father and step-
mother.
Landon Thomas Sanders was arrested late Tues-
day night after a fisherman discovered the bodies of Jason
Ashley Sanders, 36, and Candice Giannani Sanders, 23
early Tuesday morning at a Lake Russell boat ramp in
South Carolina. Both of them had been shot to death. Po-
lice believe their killings were the result of an ongoing
dispute but would not discuss specifics.
Two other men, Danny Wade Scott, 24, and
Thomas Riley Madden, 29, were arrested for accessory
after the fact.
Sanders is charged with two counts of murder.


Former Child Abuse Investigator Admits

to Filing False Report

A Jacksonville woman who worked for
the state Department of Children and Families
pleaded guilty to misconduct.
Quakeita Anderson, a former investigator
for the agency, told authorities that she falsified a
child abuse record when she closed a child abuse case
without making a standard follow-up visit.
She attempted to justify her actions by
making an official report claiming that she had in-
deed made the visit.
The family that she had been investigat-
ing became subject to another child abuse investiga-
tion based on a hotline tip a month later, prompting an
internal investigation of Anderson.
The 28-year-old had been scheduled to go to trial this week and will be
back in court for sentencing April 25. Prosecutors are not expected to ask the judge for
ail time and only wish to hold Anderson accountable.


CrMime Watch^I'm


High-Profile Builder

Charged with Fraud

A St. Augustine woman stands accused of fraud
after obtaining property through her affordable-housing
development company.
57-year-old Lisa Drudi of the 100 block of Ne-
smith Avenue, St. Augustine, operated Covenant Homes,
a building company that became known during the hous-
ing boom for providing affordable homes priced below
$100,000 in St. Johns County.
Drudi turned herself in at the Jacksonville Sher-
iffs Office and faces two felony counts of organized fraud
and obtaining property valued between $20,000 and
$50,000.
According to court documents, a judge granted
Drudi indigent status in the fraud case and agreed to lower
her bail from $100,000 to $5,000, as she had allegedly
fallen on hard times. Her next court date is scheduled for
April 5.


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Criminal Lie/U


Name: Samuel Brown
Age: 16 Height: 5'4"
Weight: 2001bs
Last seen 03/15/11 in Fort Laud-
erdale, FL. May still be in local
area.


Name: Devinn Guinyard
Age: 17 Height: 5'3"
Weight: 1201bs
Last seen 11/08/09 in Palm Bay,
FL. May still be in local area.


Name: Brea Holley Name: Aja Stroude
Age: 17 Height: 5'4" Age: 13 Height: 5'8"
Weight: 1551bs Weight: 2801bs
Last seen 10/31/10 in Tallahassee, Last seen 05/18/10 in Decatur,
FL. Has tattoos on wrist of GA. Has scar on left arm.
"Laura" and "Sonia".


Name: Christina Hudson
Age: 17 Height: 5'7"
Weight: 1501bs
Last seen 11/10/10 in Miami, FL.


IU E CI N S


The easy escape of a man who robbed a Tampa, FL
bank was foiled by a young waitress at a nearby restau-
rant.
The man had looked suspicious, constantly look-
ing back while running through the restaurant parking
lot and clutching a bag to his chest. The young girl spot-
ted him and was able to tackle him to the ground.


Palm Beach County police arrested five men for
posing as utility workers to steal copper wiring from be-
neath the street.
The men would ride in a fake repair van and set up
orange cones so they could appear legitimate. They ran
into trouble when they returned to the scene of their pre-
vious crime, where police were waiting for them.


Name: James Gallashav
Age: 22
Offense: Stolen Pronertv


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Age: 30
Offense:" Dlir Pnssssinn


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Age: 20
Offense: Grand Theft


Age: 26
Offense: Failure to Annear


Name: Melvin Brown Name: Arkeives Mitchell
Age: 48 Age: 18
Offense: Prnhntinn Vinlntinn Offense: Weapon Offense


Name: Michael Rayam
Offense: Molestation


Name: Travers Roberson
Offense: Molestation


Name: Anthony Saunders
Offense: Molestation


Name: Mark Asbey
Offense: Sale of Cocaine


Name: Delmus Clark
Offense: Sale of Cocaine


Name: Curtis Coleman
Offense: Sale of Cocaine


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