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THE PHARISEES AND JUDAS ARE STILL ALIVE IN OUR COMMUNITYIn view of the fact that the most important Mayors race in recent history of Jacksonville is about to take place, it is important that our community be aware that the Pharisees and Judas is still alive in Jacksonville. We still have so-called community leaders and pastors who are supporting other candidates that are against everything our ancestors fought, died and stood for. The candidate Mike Hogan had decided that he did not want to debate Alvin Brown as Mayor and we understand that has changed his mind for at least one televised debate according to the news cast on News 4 telecast April 13, 2011. Who is Mr. Hogan? The candidate Mike Hogan as a City Councilman and State Representative in the past voted against the Martin Luther King holiday. He voted against the Jaguars coming to Jacksonville. He has expressed that he wanted to burn down the abortion clinics, and he has expressed he is opposed to diversity which equates to I do not believe in equalityŽ based upon his voting record. He has expressed that he is opposed to the Human Rights Commission. He voted against the Salzbachers homeless shelters in the city and to have Mike Hogan as the Mayor of Jacksonville would be worst than the current governor of Florida. We are aware of what Mr. Tony Boselli attempted to do in our community at the park on Moncrief with the after school program, but he has now slapped our community and every football player for the Jaguars in the face by supporting Mike Hogan. Now, he is asking us at the same time to support Team Teal Ticket sales. Perhaps Mr. Weaver the Jaguars owner must not be aware of these things; it makes you say hmmmmƒƒ. Further, former Mayor Jake Godbold has raised his head with no surprises; he has not been and will never line up on the right side simply because it is not in him to do so. In view of all of these facts and concerns, you as parishioners have Pastors who have become Pharisees, Herodians, and a Judas by selling out to a man who opposed every thing our ancestors fought and died for, and feel as though it is alright. We cannot afford not to go to the polls and vote. It is a shame that we do not realize that we are facing oppression in the 21st Century lead by Willie Lynch mentalities known in todays society as sell outs, Continued-Page A-2 A man who appears to be working for Ayres Associates, was in a cherry-picker and accidentally lifted himself into power lines and was therefore electrocuted on Thursday near the 5900 block of New Kings Road. Jacksonville fire fighters are shown in an attempt to save him. Management and staff of The Florida Star wish to let you know how much we appreciate you for giving us the privilege to serve you for sixty years. Our dream is to continue to be a voice for the citizens of Jacksonville. It was during trying times for people of color when Eric Simpson started this newspaper. Much progress was made for our people, who at that time, were called colored and was very short on civil rights. But what helped to keep us on track and encouraged us as a race, was the work and efforts of citizens like Mr. Simpson through The Florida Star. They kept us informed. We are facing tough times again in this country. We wish to follow the guidelines of our founder and stay informed as we keep you informed. The Florida Star plans to celebrate our 60th birthday on June 17, 2011, the week of Juneteenth when all of Black Americans finally learned that slavery had ended. 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Okejcgn"U{tqkf."72 The St. Johns County Sheriffs Office Special Investigations Unit concluded a two phase operation titled Operation-Spring FeverŽ Wednesday. The operation stemmed from numerous complaints in reference to drug activity occurring within the county and targeted the most active street level cocaine base distributors, prescription medication distributors, and marijuana distributors. These illegal narcotics transactions occurred mainly in the Central, Southern and Western areas of the St. Johns County. Of the 22 targeted individuals 13 were located and arrested Wednesday morning. The other nine are still being sought and have arrest warrants on them. Those individuals arrested Thursday were identified as: Donte Trivac Woods, 27, Carolyn Elaine Harris, 54, Ronald Dewayne Morris, 37, Alexander Ladd White, 21, Norman Tyrone Sanks, 44, Ronald Reesha Williams Jr., 22, Heather Beth Meade, 35, Michael Joseph Syroid, 50, Ines Colleen Robinson, 55, James Kirk Yocius, 41, Jarquist Renard Hicks, 21, Andre Curtis Andrews Sr., 33, Genard Demetruis Moore, 27, Tonya Tarell Bennett, 43, (Not Drug Related) Those individuals still being sought and have outstanding warrants: Travis Leanard Hamilton, 42, Samuel Tyrone Williams, 23, Jackie Lee Pruitt, 50, Antonio Lorenzo Beckley Jr., 20, Joel Patrick Salerno, 23, Matthew J. Strawser, 41, Lennis Lamar Davis, 19, Jeffery Thomas Manucy, 32. In addition to those above, a 17year-old juvenile is also being sought. The second phase of the operation took Thursday when members of the St. Johns County Sheriffs Office, including members of the Photo by FMPowell, Florida-Georgia Star Yjqqrk"cpf"jgt"Octtkcigu Whoopi Goldberg, apparently is truly a good actress. She stated during an interview on CNN earlier this week that she never loved any of the three men she married. She said that she did love once, but they did not get married. Ft0"Mkpi‘u"Ejwtej"Tguvqtgf Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, once pastored by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his father, has been restored and will reopen. Ceremonies for this great occasion will be held this Friday in Atlanta. The churchs heritage sanctuary and fellowship hall will reopen at that time.

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and from a biblical prospective, modern day Herodians, Pharisees and Judas. We must hold everyone accountable and it begins with self accountability, and that means being accountable for self by getting up and going to the polls and voting. It is time for a positive change and that change can only occur if we as a community go to the polls and vote for the most qualified candidate for the job as Mayor. Let the record of Mr. Hogan by itself motivate you to go to the polls and vote as it speaks for itself. HERE IS THE RECORD NOW LET YOUR VOTE SPEAKS FOR ITSELF Jacksonville mayoral candidate Mike Hogan has been involved in crafting and/or voting on hundreds, if not thousands, of pieces of legislation during his two terms on the City Council (1991-99) three years in the Legislature (2001-03) and work on several commissions, including the powerful 2008 Taxation and Budget Reform Commission. Here are highlights of that record: City Council 1991 Began first council term July 1July Among minority (5-14) who didnt sign or werent asking to sign letter seeking federal funds for Automated Skyway Express extension. August Voted against (9-9) proposed property tax rollback of 25 cents based on voter-approved referendum of Cap 3 charter amendment, which capped increases at no more than 3 percent a year. General Counsel John Delaney said Cap 3violated state law and that the council wasnt bound by it. Voted with majority (17-1) on subsequent vote to approve the proposed roll back Hogan then on Cap 3: I am against tax increases, but I voted against Cap ... Im concerned with the exclusion of growth.Ž October Voted with minority (6-13) on extension of the 6-cent local option gas tax for 20years. Mayor Ed Austin requested it because of shortfall in drainage and road improvement projects. Designed to raise about $400 million in new revenue. December Proposed deleting a $1.5 million study of Soutel Drive from a $102 million road project bond issue. African American council members E. Denise Lee and C.B.Griffin criticized the overall plan, saying it didnt include enough work in predominantly black parts of the city. Councilwoman Lee then on Hogans proposal: That (Soutel Drive) is the only thing in here that represents anything that looks like black in this city. Voted with majority (15-3) to add charter amendment proposal to ballot guaranteeing west side of St. Johns River gets at-large council members. Each member would have to reside in a different section of city. Supporters said vote would increase chances of a black winning an at large seat. But councils black membership disagreed. Councilwoman Lee then on the vote: It still allows the total city to vote. Does that really say you want to help the minority community? Voted with majority (11-8) opposed to overriding Austins veto of minority set-aside bill: called the Equal Business Opportunity program to earmark a percentage of city contracts to blacks and women. Austin considered it a quotaŽ bill and said he would propose a compromise for a minority economic development program. Hogan then on his vote: I believed in some type of minority business enhancement program. There was nothing else to vote for. I expressed some concerns, but I knew it could be amended. I thought it best for the two-branches of government to be in concert on this thing. Austin on Hogan: Too often he is negative. Ive always seen him as a councilman with great potential. So far, it is only potential.ŽVoted with minority (415) against Austins plan to raise the property tax rate from $11.28 per to $11.32: the first increase in a decade. Mayor said $700,000 was needed to hire 50 new police officers Voted with minority (2-16) opposed to increasing minority participation in city contracts by setting aside certain contracts for blackand female-owned companies. Hogan said then he voted no because the bill created a sort of reverse discrimination.Ž Voted with majority (12-7) approving seven of eight union contracts that called for city employees to get pay raise averaging 17 percent over next three years. Final contract approved (13-5).Hogan then said he would not vote for a tax hike to fund the raises. I have not voted for any tax increases and I dont plan on voting for any. I hope someone shoots me if I do. May Voted with majority (13-6) to approve $49 million Gator Bowl renovation as part of $219 million bond issue covering River City Renaissance plan.Voted with minority (7-12) against the remaining $170 million of the River City Renaissance plan, including $33 million for land acquisition in LaVilla and Brooklyn, $20 million to acquire and renovate the St. James Building for City Hall; and $17 million to renovate the Civic Auditorium. Poll showed 67% of public approved of plan. (This hurt the Ritz Theater and area tremendously) Voted with minority (4-14) against 30year Gator Bowl lease with Touchdown Jacksonville, a key to citys chances of winning one of two NFL expansion franchises. Hogan said he voted after general counsel and council auditor expressed opposition and a council maneuver by proponents led to no debate. He also said then his constituents were opposed. I think theres some concern that were just getting caught up in this fever, instead of other more pressing needs. Voted with majority (15-3) who approved his cosponsored home-occupations bill to make it easier for people to use their homes as a workplace without requiring a zoning change.Voted with minority (217) against the approval of a homeless center site on Catherine Street, which became the I.M. Sulzbacher Center. A small group of downtown attorneys and architects worried about the impact of the center on the areas crime rate and property values. Hogan, in an interview this week, said there were too many homeless shelters downtown at the time and he also worried the city would be responsible for helping to pay part of its budget which it is rather than strictly handled by a non-profit. We are spending millions of dollars on downtown and were inviting more homeless to come downtown to stay. I dont know where you put them, but I dont think you continue to add to the problem.Ž (The Super Bowl, they put them in Old Stanton High School with no problem.) Voted with minority (6-12) to oppose the city borrowing up to $10.6 million to help fund an extension of the Automated Skyway Express across the St. Johns River Hogan then on opposition to the idea: Government needs to take care of the basic needs of the community before it starts getting involved with things like art. It [the legislation] is like a family going out and buying a color TV when the roofs leaking.Ž (So much for music, art, drama, theater and dance.) Voted with minority (3-13) for emergency transfer of $405,000 to I.M Sulzbacher homeless shelter as River City Renaissance project with cost overrun Voted with minority (2-16) against rezoning for Housing Authority land for 60-apartment public housing complex at former Jax Speedway race track. Neighborhood residents were concerned about possible environmental contaminants and an abundance of public housing in the area. Hogan, who represented the district where the property was located, agreed and also was concerned about the $485,000 selling price the city agreed to pay for the site. A former federal HUD official said he saw the motivation as an effort to keep blacks out of the predominantly white neighborhood. Hogan then on the allegation: Its is not a racial issue. I want children raised in good, decent housing. But were not putting them on good soil. ...We know contaminants are there. Its not a matter of speculation. On-vote notable): Switched parties to Republican after GOP officials approached him and Councilman Max Leggett about winning control of 19-member council. Hogan was also being wooed for future office run as a Republican. Voted with minority (3-16) against confirming Winston Nash as head of fire department training. Nash, an African-American, twice filed racial discrimination suits against the fire department, challenging promotional exams. The councils black members suggested opposition to Nash reflected a racial division, but Councilman Terry Wood, one of the dissenters, said it had to do with Nashs work history. Voted with minority in committee to support bill that would have changed the way firefighters were hired from a computer-generated list, with an emphasis on finding more qualified women and minority candidates for the historically white department, to requiring the fire chief to hire candidates based on a new written test that would be developed. Supporters said it was necessary in part to protect the city against nepotism and discrimination. Opponents said it would have limited the chances of getting hired for blacks and women. The ordinance stalled in committee. Mayor John Delaney eventually came up with a plan that eliminated the computer list, but retained the emphasis on hiring women and minorities. It included a series of strict screenings, a requirement that all candidates be statecertified and physically able to do the job. A preferred list of candidates would then be generated by an oral review board. Hogan and others on his committee unanimously approved the change. Bill was withdrawn State legislature votes Voted with majority in special session (77-41) to cut $800 million from the years state budget to close $1.3 billion general revenue shortfall. Led to hundreds of millions of dollars in cuts to schools and health programs. Northeast Florida school districts cut $10.5 million, including $6.8 in Duval. FCCJ to make $3.5million in cuts and took about $1.5 million from the Florida School for the Deaf and Blind. Sponsored bill that would allow JEA and states other taxpayer-owned utilities to avoid release some public records over his concerns about safety and privacy. Bill died 47-61, then passed 62-53, but died in Senate when it wasnt brought up. For a vote. Hogan said the bill had nothing to do with a Times-Union story the previous summer that listed the Jacksonvilles top water users based on JEA records. Hogan then on the idea: Why does the public have the right to know? I think everybody wants government to be in the sunshine, but I dont think any body deserves to have their privacy violated. Im just looking to provide a lot of protection and privacy.Ž Voted with majority in second special session (80-39 in house; 26-14 in Senate) to cut nearly $1 billion from budget. To close shortfall, also postponed a $128million cut in intangibles tax on investments and took money out of reserves. Northeast Florida schools cut by $23 million, including $15.2 million in Duval, $3.5 million in Clay, $2.5 million in St. Johns and $4.5 million for Florida Community College at Jacksonville. Hogan Ranked in bottom quarter of Miami Heralds annual ranking of effectiveness of states lawmakers. Florida Legislature 2003 Re-filed a bill exempting utility records from public records. No vote.Sponsored a bill increasing number of signatures necessary to get an initiative on the ballot or requiring amendments be passed by a super majority, more than a simple majority of 50 plus one. Would have to have support in majority of states 67 counties to pass Voted with majority (95-19) for medical malpractice bill aimed at slowing skyrocketing premiums by calling for $250,000 cap on non-economic damage, such as compensation for loss of family member or the loss of a limb or sight. Sponsored a proposal rejected (14-9, three short of super majority) for statewide referendum to cap state and local tax revenues. Would have tied all cities, county and state revenue increases to formula based on population growth and inflation plus one percent on revenue growth in state and local government. Angered Jacksonville Mayor John Peyton and others with the anti-crime Jacksonville Journey group who saw it as a threat to their intent to raise revenue to help pay for programs recommended by the group. Hogan then said of the idea: Today we are not going to give our citizens a chance to restrain government: not choke government, but restrain government Sources: Official records of the Jacksonville City Council, Legislature and Taxation and Budget Review Commission; Times-Union archives; other newspapers archives; University of Floridas IFAS Extension service; Legislature bill list from Hogan campaign. Compiled by Jim Schoettle AND YOU DONT WANT TO VOTE, MAYBE YOU OUGHT TO RECONSIDER PAGE A-2THE STAR APRIL 16 2011 Founded In April 1951 By Eric O. Simpson First African American Inducted Into The Florida Press Hall Of Fame OPINION --CLARA JACKSON McLAUGHLIN OWNER/PUBLISHER LONZIE LEATH, RINETTA M. FEFIE MANAGEMENT ERIC LEE, DIRECTOR SALE,S & MARKETING G. 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JACKSONVILLE, FL (AREA DEATHS)ACQUISTA Anne, died April 8, 2011. AUSTIN Wilma Jean Small, died April 7, 2011. BONANNO, Laurie Sandler, died April 7, 2011. BROOKINS, Mildred S., 77, died April 9, 2011. CARR Rufus, 87, died April 9, 2011. Alphonso West Mortuary, Inc. FREEMAN, William E., died April 7, 2011. FULMER David, died April 8, 2011. HARRIS Connie Larry, 52, died April 9, 2011. HOLLINGSWORTH, Letha Mae, 90, died April 9, 2011. HOLMES Reginald, died April 7, 2011. JENSEN James Joseph, 75, died April 7, 2011. KROPP Lillian, 69, died April 9, 2011. KRUHLINSKI Dorothy F., 76, died April 6, 2011. LAWSON Felicia, died April 10, 2011. LLOYD Wonnie L., died April 7, 2011. MARSHALL Essie M., funeral service was held on April 9, 2011. NEDD Milton, died April 9, 2011. PARSONS Jon, died April 8, 2011. PINKNEY Lynette Marie, died April 8, 2011. RANDALL Walter J., Sr., 87, died April 8, 2011. Alphonso West Mortuary, Inc. RICHARDS Leroy, Sr., 78, died April 7, 2011. ROEBUCK Mary Jean, 62, died April 7, 2011. ROHLFING Will A., 85, died April 11, 2011. SHAWVER Patricia, died April 7, 2011. SMITH George Lee, 85, died April 9, 2011. STALLINGS Diane Johnson, 56, died April 9, 2011. STANDEN Vera J., 84, died April 7, 2011. TAYLOR Orville J., 89, died April 8, 2011. THOMAS Shirley M., 85, died April 8, 2011. WOOTEN Anna Catherine, 87, died April 7, 2011. WOOTEN John J., April 9, 2011. ~*~GEORGIA DEATHS DAVIS Juanita, 90, died April 6, 2011. FOTE Jack Paul, Sr., died April 8, 2011. GRANT Carvel Leon, Sr., died April 6, 2011. JOHNSON James Arthur, died April 6, 2011. PALMER, Derek Anthony, 54, died April 9, 2011. PRINCE Patsy Ann, 65, died April 6, 2011. ROBISON James, 60, died April 10, 2011. VINCENT Glenn D., 57, died April 10, 2011. WIGGINS Leo Gilbert, 46, died April 9, 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 16, 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 ANNOUNCEMENTS (contd) 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 ~ ANNOUNCEMENTS 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 The Church FELLOWSHIP WORSHIP MINISTRIES and Bishop Bruce V. Allen at 8808 Lem Turner Rd. invite everyone to a Resurrection Celebration for the Jacksonville Community on April 23, from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Come, enjoy an event that has something for the whole family. There will be children learning activities based on the Resurrection of Christ, live DJ, music, dance, face painting, Easter egg hunt, treats, talent showcase, plus, free haircuts for children from 6 to 17 years of age, and more! You don't want to miss this celebration of our Lord Jesus Christ. See you there! GREATER HARVEST CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP, located at 9113 Ridge Boulevard in Northwest Jacksonville is having a Palm Sunday Celebration on Sunday April 17th at their 10:00 a.m. Worship Service. There will be Food, Fun, Games, Live Music Waterslides and Bouncers for the kids. Free and open to the community. Rev. Johnny A. Legons, Pastor. Contact Elder Charlsetta Franklin at 904-923-2775 for more information. EVANGELIST HOLINESS TEMPLE, 6601 Norwood Ave, with Bishop Robert Morris as Overseer, warmly invite everyone to their Palm Sunday Program April 17, 2011 at 3:00 p.m. The soulful voice of Evangelist Ernest Setgler, the blessed voice of Evangelist Sandy Goosby, the anointed preaching of minister David Scott, Evangelist Clarence Perkin, the JesusŽ Dance Team, and much more. The host for the evening is Brother Nathaniel Goosby. For transportation call 904-442-0275. MT LEBANON MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH located at 9319 Ridge Boulevard with Rev. Freddie Sumner Pastor, will be celebrating a 3night revival beginning Monday April 18 thru 20, 2011, each night at 7:00pm. We are grateful and excited to have with us the anointed spirit filled Revivalist, Rev. Jeremiah Robinson, Jr. of New Zion Baptist Church, Fernandina Beach Florida, to deliver God's Word. We're praying for a healing of the mind and soul through this revival. The theme for our revival is Preparing God's people for his Return. Please join us in this spirit filled worship service. Hope to see you there! Also, we will observe Good Friday, The Preaching of the Seven Last Words ," Friday 22, 2011 at 11:55am promptly with seven of the most spirit led men of the gospel stands ready willing and able to deliver Gold's word through this anointed service. The public is cordially invited to join us in this spirit filled celebration of the Risen Savior." 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PAGE B-4 THE STAR APRIL 16, 2011 2011 BP, E&P One year later. Our commitment continues. facebook.com/BPAmerica twitter.com/BP_America youtube.com/bp Soon a year will have passed since the Deepwater Horizon accident in the Gulf. From the beginning, we have taken responsibility for the cleanup. Our commitment to the Gulf remains unchanged, as does our responsibility to keep you informed. Committed to the Gulf No oil has ”owed into the Gulf since July 15th. As our efforts continue, nearly 100% of the waters are open and the beaches are clean and open. To ensure its safety, Gulf seafood has been more rigorously tested by independent researchers and experts than any other seafood in the world. To date, BP has spent more than $13 billion in clean-up costs. Restore the Environment An additional $282 million has been spent on environmental issues, including wildlife rescue and restoration of wildlife refuges across the region. We have also committed $500 million to the Gulf of Mexico Research Institute to fund scienti“c studies on the potential impact of the spill. Help to Rebuild the Economy $5 billion in claims have already been paid. Weve committed $20 billion to an independent fund to pay for environmental restoration and all legitimate claims, including lost incomes. More than $200 million in grants have been made to the Gulf Coast States to promote tourism and seafood. Learn and Share the Lessons This was a tragedy that never should have happened. Our responsibility is to learn from it and share with competitors, partners, governments and regulators to help ensure that it never happens again. We know we havent always been perfect but we are working to live up to our commitments, both now and in the future. For more information, please visit bpamerica.com.

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APRIL 16, 2011 THE STAR PAGE A-5 Areas Best, Most Fun, Most Heated, Most Prescient, Most Efficacious Talk Show!3:00 to 6:00 p.m.Week days onFM 105.7 again from9:00 12:00 p.m. NE Florida and SE Georgias Best Talk StationAndy off-air: 904-568-0769On-air:(904) 854-TALKemail:downtobusinessandy@yahoo.com www.radiofreejax.com Why Wait?LET THE POST OFFICE DELIVER THE FLORIDA or GEORGIA STAR TO YOUI want a One Year Subscription to The Florida or Georgia Star!Please donate 10% of my paid Subscription to the non-profit organization listed below. Please send my Paid Subscription to: Name ___________________________________________________________ Address _________________________________________________________ City ____________________________________________________________ State ____________ Zip Code _______________ Name of Organization for Donation: ________________________________________ _________________________________________ A TRADITION OF EXCELLENCE ()6 Months $22.00 ()One Year $40.00 ()2 Years -$70.00 SEND TO:The Florida/Georgia Star Post Office Box 40629 Jacksonville, FL32203-40629 www.thefloridastar.com D o w n to B u siness A nd y J o h nsonwith Cash, Money Order, Check, PayPal, and/or Credit Card Accepted

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B1 C M Y K THEST LOCAL FL GASECTION B Jacksonville Fight Back Florida Alvin Brown Concerned About Health Founded April 15, 1951The Florida Starwill be celebrating60 Yearsalong with Juneteeth on June 17, 2011 at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville ~Scholarships will be given at that time~

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PAGE B 2THE STAR APRIL 16, 2011 Community Activities NEW STANTON SR. HIGH SCHOOL CLASS 1963 will meet the third Sunday of each month at the Highlands Branch Library, 1826 Dunn Avenue at 3:00500 pm. preparing for the Class 50th Reunion in the year 2013. Contact Gracie Smith Foreman @ 904 766-5221. NO MEETINGS JUNE & JULY. Library closed Sundays for those months"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.ANNUAL 5K CHARITY WALK. Local Church Aides In The Educational Crisis. The walk begins promptly at 8:30AM on April 16, 2011, with on-site registration beginning at 7:30 AM at the church which is located at 2763 Dunn Avenue, Jacksonville, FL. To register for the charity walk or vendor booth, call the church at (904) 766-5797 or register online at www.oacfchurch.com.BLESSING OF THE FLEET. Have your boat blessed for the upcoming navigational season at one of Jacksonville's favorite annual events April 17, at 2 p.m. Northbank Riverwalk SOJA AND THE DIRTY HEADS with their blend of hip-hop and classic reggae, rips through Jacksonville on April 20, 8 p.m. at the Florida Theatre SATURDAY SURPRISE Featuring different programs every week including art, storytelling, theatre play, scavenger hunts, science experiments and more! Beginning April 23 at 2 p.m. Main Library CUMMER MUSEUM OF ART & GARDENSpresents 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.netTHE 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 Send your feedback to 972.591.3883 (Phone) or http://www.andikconsulting.com 2011 Stanton Gala Planning Meeting-The current class leaders of Old Stanton, New Stanton and Stanton Vocational High Schools will meet Monday. April 18, 2011 at 6:00 p.m. at Bethel Baptist Institutional Church, 215 Bethel Baptist Street (First Street entrance) to discuss plans for the 5th Stanton Gala, June 25, 2011. Representatives from all classes are encouraged to attend. For more information visit our website at www.stantonhigh.org. or contact Chairman, Kenneth Reddick at (904) 764-8795. ULYSSES W. WATKINS JR., MD HEALTH NOTES PURPURA, ALLERGIC (ANAPHYLAXTOLD PURPURA HENOCHSCHONLEIN PURPURA) GENERAL INFORMATION INTRODUCTION„ An allergic disorder involving sudden bleeding into the skin or intestines. BODY PARTS INVOLVED: Joints (usually knees, ankles, hips, wrists and elbows. *Skin of the legs, thighs and abdomen. *Gastrointestinal tract. *Kidneys. SEX OR AGE MOST AFFECTED„ boys (2 to 8 years SIGNS & SYMPTOMS Sore throat about 2 weeks prior to other symptoms. *Itching skin rash, that seems to be just beneath the skin surface. This rash usu ally consists of large hives with small bruises or blood spots in the centers. The rash is most often on the legs, thighs or lower abdomen, but it may be scat tered over the body. *Joint inflammation at the knees, ankles, hips writs or elbows. *Cramping abdominal pain and vomiting. *Protein and blood in the urine. *Low fever. CAUSES„ Purpura is probably n autoimmune reaction in the inflamed small blood vessels.Throughout the body. The allergic trigger is not known, but attacks often follow an upper-respiratory infection or the use of some drugs, especially sulfa drugs. RISK INCREASES WITH Recent illness, especially a bacterial sore throat. *Use of sulfa drugs. HOW TO PREVENT Dont allow your child to be exposed to respiratory infections, if possible. *Obtain prompt medical treatment of any bacterial throat infection. *Avoid the use of any drug that has triggered allergic purport in your child. Consult the doctor before giving any medication to a child. WHAT TO EXPECT APPROPRIATE HEALTH CARE Home care after diagnosis. *Doctors treatment. *Hospitalization (for complications). DIAGNOSTIC MEASURES Your own observation of symptoms. *Medical history and physical exam by a doctor. *Laboratory blood studies and a urinalysis. POSSIBLE COMPLICATIONS Kidney failure, resulting from kidney inflammation and damage. *Permanent joint deformity. PROBABLE OUTCOME„ Allergic purpura usually lasts 1 to 3 weeks. Some children only have a few spots and fever. Others require hospitalization for severe abdominal ain and kidney inflammation. Most children with allergic purpura recover completely. in some, however, recurs or persists for years. HOW TO TREAT GENERAL MEASURES„ Use warm soaks to relieve joint pain. MEDICATION„ Your doctor may prescribe cortisone drugs or immunosuppressive drugs, such as cyclophosphamide, to suppress inflammation. Effectiveness of treatment varies. ACTIVITY„ if the child has fever or pain, encourage bed rest. The child may sit up for meals and walk to the bathroom. When fever and pain are gone, the child may gradually rsum normal activities as strength and well-being allow. Diet„ The child should eat a normal well-balanced diet. Vitamin and mineral supplements should not be necessary unless the child shows evidence of deficiencies. CALL YOUR DOCTOR IF Your child has symptoms of allergic purpra. *The following symptoms occur during treatment: Unrelenting abdominal pain. Blood in the stool. Black, tarry bowel movements. New bleeding under the skin. Blood in the urine. Health Notes Announcements, meetings, happenings, and community events scheduled in Jacksonville and the surrounding area R R e a l R o s e w o o d F o u n d a t i o n I n c FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 16, 2011 Rosewood, Florida Contact: Lizzie Jenkins Contact: George Gillis 352-495-2197 904-714-0089 lizzieprj@aol.com gpgzuluking@aol.com FIFTH ANNUAL RETURN TO ROSEWOOD HEALING CEREMONY Rosewood, Florida: The Real Rosewood Foundation Board Members and Friends of Rosewood cordially invite you to join in a Saturday celebration, 1731 SW State Road 24, Cedar Key, Florida. The Foundation organized for the purpose of enga ging in all diverse and lawful activities and promotions permitted to a nonprofit organization under the Florida General Corporation Act. INVITED TO PARTICIPATE: PROGRAM Speaker: Rev. Leo Robinson, Sr., and Power House Family Worship Center Lizzie Jenkins Rosewood History Overview Public, Private and Charter School Groups Motorcycle Bikers and Antique Car Owners Autism Walkers and Step Teams Magicians, Comedy and Rappers (RŽ Rated) Church and College Gospel Choirs, Praise Danc ers, Quartets and Soloists Rosewood is a 501 (C) 3 Organization Rosewood Neighbors and Family Friends

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She is a Goddess to the mass of admiring men who made her a Hollywood sex symbol. She experienced the fantasy dream of a life time by becoming the wife of the Premier of the Turks & Caicos Islands making her the first Hollywood actress of color to be a first lady of a country only to see her fairytale evaporate into a nightmare. Through it all, LisaRaye has proven to be a determined and resilient woman who not only cant be stopped but wont be stopped! Her reality TV Show LisaRaye: The Real McCoy will debut its second season on Thursday, April 7th at 9: PM and 9:30 PM with two back-to-back episodes. The shows first season last year was TV Ones highest rated show and the numbers are expected to go even higher this season. In addition to this show, LisaRaye is now shooting another scripted TV series for VH-1 titled Single Ladies which is being produced by Queen Latifahs Flavor Unit Productions; releasing her new designer brand of jeans; getting her daughter Kias modeling career in gear and raising money for charities. When asked about carrying such a heavy load, McCoy says, Im very excited that I am working because that is very different from last year where I was engulfed in the mist of the trenches of the divorce and the repositioning of myself trying to figure it all out. And not much has changed for me in terms of trying to figure it all out because I think the pieces are forever revolving. But this year I am definitely working and my motto has always been B to B (Back to Business)! I kind of use that as an umbrella approach to everything that I have going on in my life weather it is back to business, back to living, back to finances, back to family, back to love, back to the second season, back to LisaRaye! What is the biggest misconception about her that LisaRaye has had to deal with? She laughs, The biggest misconception is that Im a gold digger. People need to know where I come from and who I am in my heart for them to be able to even come up with that perception. I think they twisted that because I have dated men whose statue is powerful or they come from a wealthy background and because of that, folks think I am a gold digger. I closed last season saying gold digger? Honey Im digging for platinum! But I really do mean that because I am a worldly woman. I know who I am. I know where Ive been and I know the places that I want to go. So I dont want to rear my husband or my man. I dont want to be his mother; I want to be his mate. I would also encourage our young adults, our young generation to go after someone that has something and bring to the table what they have to bring because it makes the union that much more powerful. What are some of the aspects of LisaRaye that the viewers may find out more of in season two? She emphasizes, One very essential part of season two is my spiritual journey of finding out LisaRayes passion and purpose in life. Just growing from last year and being able to be a pillar of strength to a lot of women, if not just human beings, that have gone through some things that have allowed them to grow and strengthen through that experience. I think my story is a testament to that. The building, re-branding, re-positioning and renewal in who you are and thats where I am right now. Over the years LisaRaye has been a leading Hollywood sex symbol. How has she dealt with the psychology and mentality of that? Laughing out loud she laments, It can be a blessing and a curse at the same time. I am who I am. I feel blessed to be able to have whatever kind of label that they want to put on me. If it is a sex symbol, than thank you. I have to use what I got to get what I want ala Players club! PAGE B-3 THE STAR ENTERTAINMENT Music: Rapper Monsta will drop his new debut solo album Pacific Coast Highway on April 12, 2011 via Dawn Raid/SMC Recordings/Fontana ft. Jacka, Huslah, Masspike Miles, Hell Rell, Yukmouth and Boo Yaa Tribe. Look for Atlanta rapper YC aka Yung Chris to come your way on his spring/summer tour to support his hot single Racks currently at #15 on the radio charts. He has a hot mix tape out hosted by famed Atlanta V103 radio personality Greg Street. Magazine: Laker NBA baller Lamar Odom and his entrepreneur/TV personality wife Khloe are gracing the spring issue cover of Arian Simones FEARLESS Magazine. An E! camera crew was on hand for the cover shoot and you can watch it April 10th on E! In keeping with the theme of love, the issue also features Mike Vicks love Kijafa Frink while Angela and Vanessa Simmons share their views of love for family and business. Relationship coach Tony Gaskin, Jr even dishes out a tip or two. Look for Fearless on the stands or go to www.fearlessmag.com TV: The CW announced the return of Nikita (Thursdays 99/8 CST); The Vampire Diaries (Thursdays 8/7 CST) and Gossip Girl (Monday, April 18th 9/8 CST). Dance: The Center Dance Arts and Music Center will present a special fundraising gala in celebration of The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater at the historic home of CDA Chair Mattie McFadden-Lawson and hubby and CDA board member Michael A. Lawson in the beautiful, ritzy, high class Hancock Park section of LA. Honorees include Judith Jamison Artistic Director of The Alvin Ailey ADT and Robert Battle Artistic Director Designee of The Alvin Ailey ADT. Celeb hosts include Dennis Haysbert, actor and Allstate Insurance Company Celebrity Spokesman; Debbie Allen actress/producer/director/dancer and her husband former NBA baller and Fox Sports Net NBA Analyst Norm Nixon. Movies: Your Highness: Universal Pictures. Starring Danny McBride, James Franco, Natalie Portman, Zooey Deschanel, and Justin Theroux. Directed by David Gordon Green. Written by Danny McBride and Ben Best. Produced by Scott Stuber. One brother is the hero and the other is a heel. Put this in mid-evil times and you have the crux of this movie. The idea of comedy, knights and dragons dont quite mix well for this film. There was way too much emphasis on pot smoking and sex. Especially when the dumb brother wears the male genital of a beast around his neck that he had cut off after slaying him. Can you imagine the smell of something that gross and repulsive around your neck and in your face yuk! Stupid and silly best describes this farce! Save it for Netflex or cable! Rych In Atlanta: For all of my readers and peeps in Atlanta. I will be on the campus of Kennesaw State University this Thursday, April 7, 2011, student union starting at 7: PM delivering a Lecture/Visual Screen Presentation based on my book Black Afrikan Hair And The Insanity Of The Black Blonde Psych. Come on out and receive information that willchange who you view your hair! Check out my book website www.valleyofmaat.com Study, Observe and Win! Rych LisaRaye Returns! The Real McCoy 2nd Season!By Rych McCain, feedbackrych@sbcglobal.net and Facebook Photo by Robert Kley for TV One Rych McCains Hollyhood Notes! Girls Inc. of Jacksonville Celebrates Girls Rights Week 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 Incorporateds 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 JessieLynn Kerr of The Florida Times Union. The event will be emceed by Jacksonvilles 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 Jacksonvilles 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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The Jacksonville Suns (33) used a pair of RBI singles and outstanding pitching to pick up a 2-0 win over the Jackson Generals (33) at Pringles Park on Wednesday night. Starter Omar Poveda (1-0) earned his first Southern League victory with six scoreless innings only giving up four hits and striking out two. With the Suns ahead 2-0 going into the bottom of the ninth, reliever Sandy Rosario pitched a scoreless ninth to earn his second save of 2011 and preserve the two-run victory. The Suns offense scratched two runs off of Generals starter Anthony Vasquez (0-2). Luke Montz hit a two-out single in the top of the second to give the Suns an early 1-0 lead. Ryan Curry also brought in a run for Jacksonville in the fifth inning with his RBI single. In addition to Rosario, the Suns saw scoreless relief pitching from Chris Hatcher and Garrett Parcell, as both men retired the Generals without allowing a run in the seventh and eighth innings. The clubs will play the second game of the series on Thursday night at Pringles Park. Lefthander Brad Hand (0-1, 9.00 ERA) will pitch for Jacksonville against the Generals right-hander Steven Hensley (0-0, 1.80 ERA). First pitch is scheduled for 8:05 p.m. eastern time, and Suns fans can listen to the broadcast of the contest beginning at 7:50 p.m. with the UF & Shands pregame show on Jacksonvilles WFXJ AM 930 the Fox and on www.jaxsuns.com. PAGE B-4 THE STAR APRIL 16, 2011 SPORTS PAGE B4 C M Y K Jacksonville Shark Attack! The Defending South Division Champs are 3-1! The Florida & Georgia Star Correspondent: Scott Jurrens Photographer:Joseph LorentzonThe 2010 Southern Division Arena Football League champions have swum into the lead early this season with a 3-1 record. They are undefeated so far this year at home at Sea Best Field and have a record of 1-1 while on the road. The Sharks opened this season with a free preseason scrimmage for fans hosting the Tampa Bay Storm on February 28, 2011 and promptly blew them away for a loss 56-19. Sharks wide receiver Terrence Smith scored three touchdowns, Tyronne Gross added two more touchdowns and other Sharks fueled the win with more points for the victory. The Sharks then traveled out west to battle the Arizona Rattlers on March 12 for the season opener. Although the Sharks hammered back and forth with the Rattlers, the Rattlers had a late minute strike for a touchdown and with a two point conversion good with 30 seconds left to play, won the game 55-52. On March 18, the Sharks hosted the Georgia Force on Game Show Night at SeaBest Field. The Sharks struck early and drew first scoring blood with a 1st quarter field goal and never looked back. The defense lead the team in creating turnovers that ended up with points with touchdowns by Sharks Jeron Harvey, Jomo Wilson, Jamarko Simmons, and Kirby Griffin. The game final was Sharks 71, Force 57. The New Orleans Voodoo visited Sea Best Field on March 26 for a first time ever game against the Sharks and Mardi Gras night in Jacksonville. The Sharks used their own version of black magic against the visiting Voodoo by using a blend of defense and extreme offense to topple the visitors for a final of Sharks 64, Voodoo 33, which is the largest winning margin by the Sharks for any game in the 2011 season. Sharks quarterback Aaron Garcia has now passed for over 26 miles in his career. The Sharks traveled on April 1, 2011 to tangle with the Tampa Bay Storm and this game was featured on the NFL Network as the Game of the Week. The Sharks looked to keep a perfect win record against the Storm; however, the Storm struck first with a 4-yard touchdown in the first quarter. The Sharks continued to fight the Storm and grabbed the lead at half time; 26-24. The Storm only managed to squeak in another 6 points for the remainder of the game where the Sharks score 4 more touchdowns for the game final: Sharks 54; Storm 30. The Sharks (3-1) travel north this weekend, April 16, 2011, to face another first time opponent, the Pittsburgh Power (1-2) coached by former Sharks former offensive coordinator and current Power head coach Chris Siegfried. This is the Powers inaugural season and is ranked second in the Eastern Division. The Powers starting quarterback is Bernard Morris, former back up to the Sharks Aaron Garcia and also have former Sharks players Jason Willis and Irving Campbell (wide receivers) and kicker Paul Edinger. The next home game for the Sharks will be on April 23, 2011 against the Cleveland Gladiators on 80s Night with Education Appreciation. In addition to outstanding football and plays, fan theme nights celebrate the creativity the outfits Sharks fans can demonstrate in the stands. So get your tickets and groove on for this night and come out wearing your 80s fashions and big hair styles to support the Sharks. Suns blank Generals 2-0 Poveda Earns First Jacksonville Victory Sharks Jomo Wilson Snags Catch Sharks Coach Les Moss Strategizes with QB Aaron Garcia Sharks (9) Justin Parrish Stretchs for Goal Line

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APRIL 16 2011THE STARPR 1 PREP RAP PREP RAP Youth Section Youth Section Have you seen HOP, The Easter Movie? It premiered in theaters on April 1, 2011. We were able to get a sneak peek at this funny movie, thanks to The Florida Star and Georgia Star Newspaper who provided the tickets for the preview. What happened to Here comes Peter Cotton Tail Hopping Down the Bunny Trail? Hollywood movies have already diluted the meaning of Christmas, now they're going after Easter with the movie Hop... Is anything sacred anymore? The movie is Easter-Themed, however, it doesn't include any references to the holiday's religious meaning (which could be a plus or a minus, depending on your family's own beliefs). In this animated meets reality movie, youll see a flying Easter sleigh and Willy Wonka Factory where Easter baskets are made, and even pink beret bunnies. There is a rebellion among the chicks to take over the Easter Bunny role, with captured human Fred, and fun music throughout. Parents need to know that this live-action/computeranimation hybrid Easter comedy has a positive message about reaching for your dreams. This Movie is colorful, exciting and funny. I loved the sounds of the Five Blind Boys of Alabama, who are actually in the movie. You are sure to leave the theater singing I Want Candy! Ž HOP – The MovieAngela Favors Morrell

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APRIL 16 2011THE STARPR 2 PREP RAP PREP RAP Wins National Championship at the Honda Campus All-Star ChallengeTALLAHASSEE, Fla. … Florida A&M University (FAMU) won the 22nd Annual Honda Campus All-Star Challenge (HCASC) Monday, April 11 becoming the 2011 champions. Averaging more than 455 points per game, the most of any team, FAMU won the top prize of $50,000 in university grants for their national championship win. FAMU won the national championships in 2005, 2003, 1999, 1998, 1996 and 1991. We were very excited to be able to bring the seventh championship home to FAMU,Ž said Atty. Chuck Hobbs, who served as head coach of the FAMU team. Out of 22 years of having the tournament, we have won a third of the awards under my mothers leadership and this year under my own. One of the highlights was the fact that this turned into a FAMU weekend. At the opening banquet, Honda honored my mothers six national championship wins.Ž Vivian Hobbs, a retired FAMU professor who coached the team for 21 years, received the Coach of the YearŽ award. As the first recipient, she received the award for her commitment to coaching young men and women for the competition. This championship is another example that Florida A&M University has some of the best and brightest students in the nation,Ž said FAMU President James H. Ammons. I applaud Atty. Hobbs and our students for doing such an outstanding job. This win is a testament to their hard work, character and commitment as well as the academic preparation they are receiving at FAMU.Ž The Annual HCASC is the largest academic competition of its kind, bringing students from historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) from around the country together to participate in the two-day tournament that tests their knowledge, skills and ability to quickly and accurately answer questions on world history, science, literature, and popular culture. FAMUs All-Star team included Trenton J. Johnson, the teams captain, who is a senior majoring in computer engineering; Dwight Williams II, a junior mathematics major; Stefan Jenkins, a junior biomedical engineering major and Paul Kayemba, a junior English major. During the annual two-day tournament in Orlando, Fla., 48 HBCU teams competed in a modified round robin format. Each school showcased their skills and intellect by quickly and accurately answering questions on world history, science, literature, religion, the arts, social sciences, popular culture and African-American history and culture. The top teams from the events eight divisions advanced to the "Elite Eight PlayoffsŽ and went head to head in a round single elimination. The final two teams then competed for the National Champion title in a best 2out of 3final series. The Honda Campus All-Star Challenge is one of Hondas largest and longest running philanthropic initiatives here in the United States, and we are proud to be able to give more than $300,000 each year to deserving Historically Black Colleges and Universities,Ž said Steve Morikawa, assistant vice president, Corporate Community Relations, American Honda Motor Co., Inc. Maintaining this program allows us to invest in one of the countrys largest pipelines for professional and academic talent, and even in these tough economic times, it is important that we continue to support our nations future leaders.Ž Since 1989, HCASC has brought together the nations best and brightest academic competitors from Americas top HBCUs. Throughout its history, HCASC has been the only annual academic competition between the nations HBCUs, touching more than 50,000 students and awarding more than $6 million in grants.

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FAMU Student Hired as the Florida Regional Field Director for Truman National Security ProjectTALLAHASSEE, Fla. … The recipient of the 2011 Martin Luther King Jr. Student Leadership Award at Florida A&M University (FAMU) recently named the Florida regional field director for the Truman National Security Project. Tallahassee native Reamonn Soto was selected from a pool of 700 qualified applicants across the country for a position that typically requires a graduate degree to be considered. Soto is contracted to work between 30 and 40 hours a week. He will make numerous trips within the state of Florida and to Washington, D.C. and he will receive a salary of $6,000 a month. At the age of 24, Soto, a senior physics student, is the organizations youngest regional field director in the country. His position requires him to work along side senators, congressmen and congresswomen, representatives and legislators throughout the state to get his bill on the agenda while maintaining his courses and preparing for summer graduation. I received a call from Washington, D.C. and was asked to apply,Ž said Soto. The referral was based on a networking relationship I established while interning in D.C. for Congressman Kendrick Meeks. The work I have done with students and organizing the Get out to Vote campaign in Tallahassee was discovered, along with my volunteer work with FAMU Green Coalition. They saw something in me that they wanted to harness and further empower.Ž Soto is tasked to organize veteran organizations throughout the state to push forth a state energy policy. By consulting with representatives of the U.S. Department of Defense and the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) regarding the facts and figures and how it relates to national security, he at tained the essential knowledge needed to do the job. They were very impressed by my in-debt knowledge on the policies discussed,Ž said Soto. The key thing is knowledge. Keep doing your homework, questioning experts, being in tuned to the local government and engaging in service projects.Ž Since starting his new position, Soto has been working on a proposal that will get Floridas 38 percent jobless-veterans, who possess the training and skills in solar technology, to take advantage of the renewable source industry. His goal is to get a bill on the floor before the legislative session ends. FAMU alumnus Representative Alan B. Williams, District 8, who sits on the energy and utilities committee, provided Soto with guidance in securing the chairmans support. Reamonn is a young man who is disciplined and focused on his future goals,Ž said Rep. Williams. Someone I believe to be an asset to not only the community, but also the nation. Since working in my office, he has grown, and Im glad we gave him the opportunity to grow those skills and take them to the next level.Ž Ive spoken to 17 representatives and senators, 15 of them sit on the energy and utilities committee, requesting a spot to testify before the committee,Ž said Soto. Theres not a bill number on the energy policy, but we are still developing the language. We want to include that climate change and investing in renewable source of energy is not only economically beneficial for the state, but it is also a national security issue.Ž The Truman National Security Project is a national security leadership institute, the nations only organization that recruits, trains and positions a new generation of progressives across America to lead on national security. Its mission is to provide the skills, knowledge and network to create an influential force of leaders across the country that advances strong progressive national security policy.APRIL 16 2011THE STARPR 4 PREP RAP PREP RAP Youth Section Youth Section 2011 YDA High School Leadership AcademyDear Young Democrat, We are excited to announce the second annual Young Democrats of America High School Leadership Academy on July 17 20 in Washington, D.C. This unique four-day summer camp will focus on developing the next generation of Democratic Party leaders. Students will participate in leadership workshops and policy panels and will be introduced to the nation's top Democratic elected officials and Party leaders. YDA will provide an inside view of elections, the media, campaign finance, grassroots organizing, interest groups, the legislative process and careers in politics. The HSLA will feature a truly interactive experience unlike any other summer political camp in Washington. YDA will be accepting a total of 48 students from graduating classes 2011 2014 with diverse leadership experience. Interested individuals should apply online by Wednesday, May 11. Final enrollment decisions will be announced by Friday, May 20. Apply today for the 2011 YDA High School Leadership Academy There is a $575 registration fee, which covers hotel, meals, educational materials, a guided monument tour and ground transportation within Washington, D.C. This non-refundable registration fee will be due on June 17 for those students who are accepted into the program. Airfare or other travel arrangements must be purchased by each participant. The historic Phoenix Park Hotel on Capitol Hill, will serve as the home base for the four-day training. However, most sessions will occur "on location" throughout the city for the most authentic Washington experience possible. A detailed schedule of HSLA training sessions and speakers will be released over the coming weeks; however, you can view last years agenda for a snapshot of the types of activities that will take place. If you have additional questions, please email ydahsla@gmail.com. Please apply online for the HSLA by May 11 For nearly 80 years, YDA has been the official youth arm of the Democratic Party. We are excited to expand upon our traditional campaign activities by offering this important leadership training for high school students. We hope to see you in our nation's capital this summer!

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Georgia Man Gets 18 Years in Shooting A Brunswick resident was sentenced to 18 years in prison for a feud-related killing that occurred in 2009. Marquel Rayshad Parker, 22, pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter one day before standing trial for murder charges. He admitted to firing the shots that killed 21-year-old Christopher Kimp. According to authorities, Kimp was struck as he drove his vehicle slowly along Seventh Street at Ogg Avenue near Parker's home in 2009. He was struck in the temple by a single bullet fired by Parker, who was on foot. The bullet passed through the half-open driver's window before striking Kimp. The two passengers in the car with Kimp were uninjured and identified Parker as the shooter. Initially, Parker was charged with both malice and felony murder, three counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and two firearm offenses in the case. In exchange for his four guilty pleas, prosecutors dismissed the remaining charges against Parker. C&J1 C M Y K Crime and Justice Crime and JusticeA Publication of the Florida Star and Georgia Star April 16, 2011THE STARVol. 1, No. 21 Jacksonville Teen Charged in Shooting Death A Jacksonville teen has been charged in a shooting death. 17-year-old Tamarius Jerome Bowes of the 1500 block of South Lane Avenue is charged with murder and carrying a concealed gun after a fight that occurred in late March at Beverly Hills Park. The crowd had gathered that day to watch an argument between two girls. According to the victim's family, the girls had been fighting over comments made on Facebook. Charles J. Jenkins, 23, was the brother of one of the girls and stepped in to defend her. That was when Bowes produced a gun and began firing. Jenkins was shot twice and later died. A 9-year-old boy also was shot in the leg by a stray bullet. According to the arrest report, Bowes confessed to having a .38-caliber handgun with him when he went to the park that day, which he told police he bought off the street. He claimed to have started shooting into the crowd and running without a real target after Jenkins allegedly pointed a gun at him. Witnesses told police that they never saw Jenkins with a gun, and Jenkins mother said he did not own a firearm at all. Although the decision is up to the State Attorney's Office, it is very likely that Bowes will be tried as an adult for the crime. Man Found Sleeping in Home After Sex AttackPolice found a Florida man sound asleep in the home of a woman he sexually assaulted. The victim told police that Terrence Adderly, 32, kicked open the front door of the womans home, ripped off her clothes, choked her, and forced her to have sex with him. Adderly was charged with sexual battery, false imprisonment, occupied burglary, criminal mischief and battery. 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.Marquel Parker Tamarius Bowes Terrence Adderly

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C&J PAGE A-2 THE STAR April 16, 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. Buckle Up for SafetyIt should not be taken for granted that you or your family will not be involved in an automobile crash. We should all make sure that our relatives, friends and neighbors know that to allow a child or other passenger to ride unrestrained is illegal. The consequences of sustaining a life long injury, or death, are never worth the risk. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 59% or 32,598 of the passenger vehicle occupants killed in crashes in 2002 were unrestrained. Buckling up is the single most effective way to reduce injuries and save lives from motor vehicle crashes in the US. However, many adults and children still ride unrestrained or unknowingly use child restraints improperly. According to data collected by certified technicians from fitting stations and child safety seat check up events, over 96% of child safety and booster seats inspected are found to be improperly installed. It is important to buckle up and correctly install the appropriate child safety seat in the vehicle. Remember these important tips: € Infants must ride rear-facing from birth to 1 year of age and weigh at least 20 pounds, and must NEVER ride in the front seat of an air bag equipped vehicle. € Toddlers at least 1 year of age and who weigh over 20 pounds should ride in a forward facing child safety seat. Your Safety Your Safety WANTED: Armed Sexual Battery & Burglary Suspect On March 19, 2011 at 5:00 p.m., police were dispatched to a residence in the vicinity of Beaver Street and McDuff Avenue in reference to a sexual battery. Investigation revealed the suspect entered the victims residence, displayed a weapon, and sexually battered the victim. The suspect is described as a black male in his forties, 59Ž, 250 pounds, dark skin, unshaven with some gray in beard, balding or receding hairline, missing an upper side tooth, wearing a dirty black shirt, long shorts, dirty white tennis shoes and left on a dark colored mountain bike. The suspect was described as smelling bad. Anyone with any information about the identity or location of the suspect is asked to contact the Jacksonville Sheriffs Office at (904) 630-0500 or email us at JSOCrimeTips@jaxsheriff.org. To remain anonymous and receive a possible reward, contact Crime Stoppers at 1866-845-TIPS or email them at rewards@fccrimestoppers.com.

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89-Year-Old Man Fends Off RobberA Jacksonville man was able to successfully fight off a thief, just two days shy of his nintieth birthday. The assailant broke into the house 89year-old Wilbert Westin had called home for the last 30 years, making his way in through the back door. Westin, who was resting in his bedroom before leaving for church services that Sunday morning, found himself in a wrestling match with the robber. Eventually, the robber was able to get away with Westins wallet and $100 that his family had given him for his upcoming birthday. Despite the attack, Westin was still able to make his 11:00 a.m. church service. Police are still looking for the man who broke into Wilbert's home. If you have any information that could help police, call Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS. Clay County Sex Predator Cruises Streets in Ice Cream TruckNeighbors in a Clay County neighborhood were apalled to discover that a registered sex offender and known sexual predator was operating an ice cream truck. Authorities had uncovered documents which showed that Jackie Hall of Middleburg, FL had been a convicted sexual predator since 1995 and had served 11 years in jail. His probation ended just a week ago. The neighborhood sex offender watchdog group, No Peace for Predators, was horrified to find that Hall was operating an ice cream truck in their neighborhood, placing him in the midst of their children on a regular basis. According to the documents, Hall also violated his probation several times in the past, first with having contact with a 16-year-old girl, then by having unsupervised contact with minor children in a state park several months later. Additionally, Hall left the county multiple times without permission, lied to his probation officer and was arrested for battering a person 65 years or older. No Peace for Predators, along with many other concerned neighbors, staged a protest for hours in the front yard of Halls home. Hall eventually agreed to allow the group to buy back his ice cream truck for $2400. C&J PAGE A-3 THE STAR April 16, 2011 In Your Neighborhood In Your Neighborhood Disabled Teen Hit and Dragged by DriverA Baker County teenager who was much loved by family and friends died after being hit by a car and dragged. 18-year-old Rashad Belford, known affectionately as RolleyŽ to those who knew him well, had been a Baker County High School senior who suffered from cerebral palsy. Neighbors say he always walked the streets, helping wherever he could. The driver, Michael Washington, had been on his way to break up a fight that his sister was involved in when he angrily sped out of the driveway of his home right into Belford, who happened to be standing nearby. Belford later died at U.F. and Shands Hospital. Pet Shop Owner Kept Dead Animals in FreezerThe owner of a Palm Beach County, FL pet shop was arrested after dead animals were found in the freezer. Prompted by an anonymous tip, police raided Forever Puppies on Friday and found five dead cats and dogs in the freezer of Debora Van Oort, the owner. Two golden retriever puppies were among the bodies, and necropsies found the puppies had no food in their systems. Van Oort's apartment was searched after animal control workers combed through the pet shop, where they found that living conditions for even the living animals were deplorable. Authorities also seized 26 cats, dogs, a rabbit, a bird and a hedgehog Monday when they searched the apartment. Van Oort was being held at the Palm Beach County Jail early Tuesday. Crime Watch Crime Watch Wilbert Westin

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C&J4 C M Y K MISSING PERSONS MISSING PERSONS Criminal Line-Up Criminal Line-Up Name: Takeria BruceAge: 13Height: 56Ž Weight: 177lbs Last seen 03/28/11 in Miami, FL. Has pierced ears and nose. May go by the nickname T.K.Ž. DUMBEST CRIMINALS DUMBEST CRIMINALS Name: Skyler Dillard Age: 16Height: 56Ž Weight: 225lbs Last seen 04/06/11 in Winter Park, FL. May travel to Tampa, FL. Name: Taylore Knowles Age: 15Height: 50Ž Weight: 130lbs Last seen 02/26/11 in North Lauderdale, FL. May still be in local area. Name: Unique Lamar Age: 14Height: 411Ž Weight: 100lbs Last seen 02/12/11 in Miami, FL. May now be in Fort Lauderdale, FL area. Name: Randy Lawson Age: 18Height: 62Ž Weight: 185lbs Last seen 08/18/10 in Tampa, FL. Has tattoos on arms, chest, and upper back. MOST WANTED MOST WANTED At Least He Was Honest...Georgia detectives who were investigating a purse snatching picked up a man who fit the thief's description and drove him back to the scene. He was told to exit the car and face the victim for an I.D. The suspect carefully eyed the victim, and blurted, "Yeah, that's the woman I robbed." Clayton County Bigfoot?A police officer in Clayton County, GA was fired after he was revealed to have lied about seeing Bigfoot and had been paid to do so. Apparently, the Clayton County Police Department doesnt have much of a sense of humor. The credibility of former officer Matt Whitton is now shot and he could face charges of fraud as well. 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: Latif Haneef Age: 43 Offense: Grand Theft Name: Andre Parker Age: 23 Offense: Forgery Name: Vernon Cheek Age: 31 Offense: Drug Trafficking Name: Tonya Bennett Age: 43 Offense: Contempt of Court Name: Genard MooreAge: 27 Offense: Sale of Cocaine Name: Jarquist Hicks Age: 21 Offense: Sale of Heroin Name: Anthony SimsOffense: Fondling Name: Calvin Clark Offense: Aggrv. Assault Name: Demonte Boyd Offense: Theft Name: Timothy WatkinsOffense: Aggrv. Sodomy Name: Willie Texas Offense: Att. Sex Assault April 16, 2011THE STARC&J Page A-4 BACK ON THE STREET BACK ON THE STREET RECENT ARRESTS RECENT ARRESTS Name: Tracy Allen Offense: Armed Robbery


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The St. Johns County Sheriff's
Office Special Investigations Unit
concluded a two phase operation
titled "Operation-Spring Fever"
Wednesday. The operation
stemmed from numerous com-
Donte T. Woods, plaints in reference to drug activity
27 occurring within the county and
targeted the most active street level
cocaine base distributors, prescrip-
tion medication distributors, and
marijuana distributors. These ille-
gal narcotics transactions occurred
mainly in the Central, Southern and
Carolyn Harris, 54 Western areas of the St. Johns
County. Of the 22 targeted individ-
uals 13 were located and arrested
Wednesday morning. The other
nine are still being sought and have
arrest warrants on them.
Those individuals arrested
Ronald Morris, 37 Thursday were identified as: Donte
Trivac Woods, 27, Carolyn Elaine
Harris, 54, Ronald Dewayne
Morris, 37, Alexander Ladd White,
21, Norman Tyrone Sanks, 44,
Ronald Reesha Williams Jr., 22,
Wi Heather Beth Meade, 35, Michael
Alexander White, Joseph Syroid, 50, Ines Colleen
21 Robinson, 55, James Kirk Yocius,
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Andrews Sr., 33,
Genard Demetruis
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still being sought
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Ronald Jarquist Hicks, Hamilton, 42,
Williams,Jr., 22 21 Samuel Tyrone
Williams, 23,
Jackie Lee Pruitt,
50, Antonio
Lorenzo Beckley
Jr., 20, Joel Patrick
Salerno, 23,
Heather Meade, 35 Andre Matthew J.
Andrews, Sr.,33 Strawser, 41,
Lennis Lamar
Davis, 19, Jeffery
Thomas Manucy,
32.
In addition to
Those above, a 17-
Michael Syroid, 50 Genard Moore, year-old juvenile is
27 also being sought.

of the operation
took Thursday
when members of
the St. Johns
County Sheriff's
Ines Robinson, 55 Tonya Bennett, Office, including
members of the


Man Electrocutes Self on

Power Lines

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A man who appears to be working for Ayres
Associates, was in a cherry-picker and accidentally lift-
ed himself into power lines and was therefore electro-
cuted on Thursday near the 5900 block of New Kings
Road. Jacksonville fire fighters are shown in an
attempt to save him.

Whoopi and her Marriages
Whoopi Goldberg,
apparently is truly a
good actress. She stated
during an interview on
CNN earlier this week
that she never loved any
of the three men she
married. She said that
she did love once, but
they did not get married.

Dr. King's Church Restored
Ebenezer Baptist
Church in Atlanta, once
pastored by Dr. Martin
Luther King, Jr. and his
father, has been restored
and will reopen.
Ceremonies for this great
occasion will be held this
Friday in Atlanta. The
church's heritage sanctu-
ary and fellowship hall
will reopen at that time.

14 Arrested Continued

COSPS Unit, Warrants Unit and Detectives were
assigned to arrest teams. Each team was provided
information on several individuals to be apprehended.


Management and staff of The Florida Star wish to let you
know how much we appreciate you for giving us the privilege to
serve you for sixty years. Our dream is to continue to be a voice
for the citizens of Jacksonville.
It was during trying times for people of color when Eric
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our people, who at that time, were called 'colored' and was very
short on civil rights. But what helped to keep us on track and
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Mr. Simpson through The Florida Star. They kept us informed.
We are facing tough times again in this country. We wish to
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The Florida Star plans to celebrate our 60th birthday on June
17, 2011, the week of Juneteenth when all of Black Americans
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We hope you will join us on that day as we work together to con-
tinue to move forward as a people. Again, thank you!


The Other Side of

Jacksonville
This article was written by a group of organizations that
periodically provide information they wish the public to know.
They are not on the staff of this newspaper.
THE PHARISEES AND JUDAS ARE
STILL ALIVE IN OUR COMMUNITY

In view of the fact that the most important Mayor's
race in recent history of Jacksonville is about to take
place, it is important that our community be aware that
the Pharisees and Judas is still alive in Jacksonville.
We still have so-called community leaders and pastors
who are supporting other candidates that are against
everything our ancestors fought, died and stood for.
The candidate Mike Hogan had decided that he did not
want to debate Alvin Brown as Mayor and we under-
stand that has changed his mind for at least one tele-
vised debate according to the news cast on News 4 tele-
cast April 13, 2011. Who is Mr. Hogan?
The candidate Mike Hogan as a City Councilman and
State Representative in the past voted against the
Martin Luther King holiday. He voted against the
Jaguars coming to Jacksonville. He has expressed that
he wanted to bum down the abortion clinics, and he has
expressed he is opposed to diversity which equates to
"I do not believe in equality" based upon his voting
record. He has expressed that he is opposed to the
Human Rights Commission. He voted against the
Salzbachers homeless shelters in the city and to have
Mike Hogan as the Mayor of Jacksonville would be
worst than the current governor of Florida. We are
aware of what Mr. Tony Boselli attempted to do in our
community at the park on Moncrief with the after
school program, but he has now slapped our communi-
ty and every football player for the Jaguars in the face
by supporting Mike Hogan. Now, he is asking us at the
same time to support Team Teal Ticket sales. Perhaps
Mr. Weaver the Jaguars owner must not be aware of
these things; it makes you say hmmmm.......
Further, former Mayor Jake Godbold has raised his
head with no surprises; he has not been and will never
line up on the right side simply because it is not in him
to do so. In view of all of these facts and concerns, you
as parishioners have Pastors who have become
Pharisees, Herodians, and a Judas by selling out to a
man who opposed every thing our ancestors fought and
died for, and feel as though it is alright. We cannot
afford not to go to the polls and vote. It is a shame that
we do not realize that we are facing oppression in the
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and from a biblical prospective, modem day Herodians,
Pharisees and Judas. We must hold everyone account-
able and it begins with self accountability, and that
means being accountable for self by getting up and
going to the polls and voting. It is time for a positive
change and that change can only occur if we as a com-
munity go to the polls and vote for the most qualified
candidate for the job as Mayor. Let the record of Mr.
Hogan by itself motivate you to go to the polls and vote
as it speaks for itself.

HERE IS THE RECORD NOW LET YOUR VOTE
SPEAKS FOR ITSELF
Jacksonville mayoral candidate Mike Hogan has been
involved in crafting and/or voting on hundreds, if not
thousands, of pieces of legislation during his two terms
on the City Council (f991-99) three years in the
Legislature (2001-03) and work on several commis-
sions, including the powerful 2008 Taxation and
Budget Reform Commission. Here are highlights of
that record:
City Council 1991 Began first council term July
1July
- Among minority (5-14) who didn't sign or weren't
asking to sign letter seeking federal funds for
Automated Skyway Express extension.
August
- Voted against (9-9) proposed property tax rollback of
25 cents based on voter-approved referendum of Cap 3
charter amendment, which capped increases at no more
than 3 percent a year. General Counsel John Delaney
said Cap violated state law and that the council wasn t
bound by it. Voted with majority (17-1) on subsequent
vote to approve the proposed roll back Hogan then on
Cap 3: am against tax increases but I voted against
Cap ... I'm concerned with the exclusion of growth."
October
- Voted with minority (6-13) on extension of the 6-cent
local option gas tax for 20years. Mayor Ed Austin
requested it because of shortfall in drainage and road
improvement projects. Designed to raise about $400
million in new revenue.
December
Proposed deleting a $1.5 million study of Soutel Drive
from a $102 million road project bond issue. African
American council members E. Denise Lee and
C.B.Griffin criticized the overall plan, sayig it didn't
include enough work in predominantly black parts of
the city. Councilwoman Lee then on Hogan's proposal:
"That (Soutel Drive) is the only thing in here that rep-
resents anything that looks like black in this city.
Voted with majority (15-3) to add charter amendment
proposal to ballot guaranteeing west side of St. Johns
River gets at-large council members. Each member
would have to reside in a different section of city.
Supporters said vote would increase chances of a black
winning an at large seat. But council's black member-
ship disagreed. Councilwoman Lee then on the vote:
"It still allows the total city to vote. Does that really
say you want to help the minority community?
Voted with majority (11-8) opposed to overriding
Austin's veto of minonty set-aside bill: called the
Equal Business Opportunity program to earmark a
percentage of city contracts to blacks and women.
Austin considered it a "quota" bill and said he would
propose a compromise for a minority economic devel-
opment program. Hogan then on his vote: "I believed
in some type of minority business enhancement pro-
gram. There was nothing else to vote for. I expressed
some concerns, but I knew it could be amended. I
thought it best for the two-branches of government to
be in concert on this thing.
Austin on Hogan: "Too often he is negative. I've
always seen him as a councilman with great potential.
So far, it is only potential."- Voted with minority (4-
15) against Austin's plan to raise the property tax rate
from $11.28 per to $11.32: the first increase in a
decade. Mayor said $700,000 was needed to hire 50
new police officers
Voted with minority (2-16) opposed to increasing
minority participation m city contracts by setting aside
certain contracts for black- and female-owned compa-
nies. Hogan said then he voted no because the bill cre-
ated a sort of "reverse discrimination."
Voted with majority (12-7) approving seven of eight
union contracts that called for city employees to get
pay raise averaging 17 percent over next three years.
Final contract approved (13-5).Hogan then said he
would not vote for a tax hike to fund the raises. "I have
not voted for any tax increases and I don'tplan on vot-
ing for any. I hope someone shoots me if Ido.
May
Voted with majority (13-6) to approve $49 million
Gator Bowl renovation as part of $219 million bond
issue covering River City Renaissance plan.- Voted
with minority (7-12) against the remaining $170 mil-
lion of the River City Renaissance plan, including $33
million for land acquisition in LaVilla and Brooklyn,
$20 million to acquire and renovate the St. James
Building for City Hall; and $17 million to renovate the
Civic Auditorium. Poll showed 67% of public
approved of plan. (This hurt the Ritz Theater and area
tremendously)
Voted with minority (4-14) against 30- year Gator
Bowl lease with Touchdown Jacksonville, a key to
city's chances of winning one of two NFL expansion
franchises. Hogan said he voted after general counsel
and council auditor expressed opposition and a coun-
cil maneuver by proponents led to no debate. He also
said then his constituents were opposed. "I think
there's some concern that we're just getting caught up
in this fever, instead of other more pressing needs.
Voted with majority (15-3) who approved his co-
sponsored home-occupations bill to make it easier for
people to use their homes as a workplace without
requiring a zoning change.- Voted with minority (2-
17) against the approval of a homeless center site on
Catherine Street, which became the I.M. Sulzbacher
Center. A small group of downtown attorneys and
architects worried about the impact of the center on
the area's crime rate and property values. Hogan, in an
interview this week, said there were too many home-
less shelters downtown at the time and he also worried


the city would be responsible for helping to payp art of
its budget which it is rather than strictly handled by
a non-profit. "We are spending millions of dollars on
downtown and we're inviting more homeless to come
downtown to stay. I don't know where you put them,
but I don't think you continue to add to the problem."
(The Super Bowl, they put them in Old Stanton High


School with no problem.)
Voted with minority (6-12) to oppose the city borrow-
ing up to $10.6 million to help fund an extension of the
Automated Skyway Express across the St. Johns River
Hogan then on opposition to the idea: "Government
needs to take care of the basic needs of the community
before it starts getting involved with things like art. It
[the legislation]Jis like a family going out and buying a
color TV when the roof's leaking." (So much for
music, art, drama, theater and dance.)
- Voted with minority (3-13) for emergency transfer of
$405,000 to I.M Sulzbacher homeless shelter as River
City Renaissance project with cost overrun
Voted with minority (2-16) against rezoning for
Housing Authority land for 60-apartment public hous-
ing complex at former Jax Speedway race track.
Neighborhood residents were concerned about possible
environmental contaminants and an abundance of pub-
lic housing in the area. Hogan, who represented the dis-
trict where the property was located, agreed and also
was concerned a out the $485 000 selling price the city
agreed to pay for the site. A former federal HUD offi-
cial said he saw the motivation as an effort to keep
blacks out of the predominantly white neighborhood.
Hogan then on the allegation: "It's is not a racial issue.
I want children raised in good, decent housing. But
we're not putting them on good soil. ...We know con-
taminants are there. It's not a matter of speculation.
On-vote notable): Switched parties to Republican after
GOP officials approached him and Councilman Max
Leggett about winning control of 19-member council.
Hogan was also being wooed for future office run as a
Republican.
Voted with minority (3-16) against confirming
Winston Nash as head of fire department training.
Nash, an African-American, twice filed racial discrim-
ination suits against the fire department, challenging
promotional exams. The council s black members sug-
gested opposition to Nash reflected a racial division,
but Councilman Terry Wood, one of the dissenters, said
it had to do with Nash's work history.
Voted with minority in committee to support bill that
would have changed the way firefighters were hired
from a computer-generated list, with an emphasis on
finding more qualified women and minority candidates
for the historically white department, to requiring the
fire chief to hire candidates based on a new written test
that would be developed. Supporters said it was neces-
sary in part toprotect the city against nepotism and dis-
crimination. Opponents said it would have limited the
chances of getting hired for blacks and women. The
ordinance stalled m committee. Mayor John Delaney
eventually came up with a plan that eliminated the
computer list, but retained the emphasis on hiring
women and minorities. It included a series of strict
screenings, a requirement that all candidates be state-
certified and physically able to do the job. A preferred
list of candidates would then be generated by an oral
review board. Hogan and others on his committee
unanimously approved the change. Bill was withdrawn
State legislature votes
Voted with majority in special session (77-41) to cut
$800 million from the year's state budget to close $1.3
billion general revenue shortfall. Led to hundreds of
millions of dollars in cuts to schools and health pro-
grams. Northeast Florida school districts cut $10.5 mil-
lion, including $6.8 in Duval. FCCJ to make $3.5mil-
lion in cuts and took about $1.5 million from the
Florida School for the Deaf and Blind.
Sponsored bill that would allow JEA and state's other
taxpayer-owned utilities to avoid release some public
records over his concerns about safety and privacy. Bill
died 47-61, then passed 62-53, but died in Senate when
it wasn't brought up.
For a vote. Hogan said the bill had nothing to do with
a Times-Union story the previous summer that listed
the Jacksonville's top water users based on JEA
records. Hogan then on the idea: "Why does the public
have the right to know? I think everybody wants gov-
ernment to be in the sunshine, but don't think any
body deserves to have their privacy violated. I'm just
looking to provide a lot of protection and privacy."
Voted with majority in second special session (80-39
in house; 26-14 m Senate) to cut nearly $1 billion from
budget. To close shortfall, also postponed a $128mil-
lion cut in intangibles tax on investments and took
money out of reserves. Northeast Florida schools cut by
$23 million, including $15.2 million in Duval, $3.5
million in Clay, $2.5 million in St. Johns and $4.5 mil-
lion for Florida Community College at Jacksonville.
Hogan Ranked in bottom quarter of Miami Herald's
annual ranking of effectiveness of state's lawmakers.
Florida Legislature 2003
- Re-filed a bill exempting utility records from public
records. No vote.- Sponsored a bill increasing number
of signatures necessary to get an initiative on the ballot
or requiring amendments be passed by a super maori-
ty, more than a simple majority of 50 plus one. Would
have to have support in majority of state's 67 counties
to pass
Voted with majority (95-19) for medical malpractice
bill aimed at slowing skyrocketing premiums by calling
for $250,000 cap on non-economic damage, such as
compensation for loss of family member or the loss of
a limb or sight.
Sponsored a proposal rejected (14-9, three short of
super majority) for statewide referendum to cap state
and local tax revenues. Would have tied all cities, coun-
ty and state revenue increases to formula based on pop-
ulation growth and inflation plus one percent on rev-
enue growth in state and local government. Angered
Jacksonville Mayor John Peyton and others with the
anti-crime Jacksonville Journey group who saw it as a
threat to their intent to raise revenue to help pay for
programs recommended by the group. Hogan then said
of the idea: "Today we are not going to give our citi-
zens a chance to restrain government: not choke gov-
ernment, but restrain government

Sources: Official records of the Jacksonville City
Council, Legislature and Taxation and Budget Review
Commission; Times-Union archives; other newspa-
per's archives; University of Florida's IFAS Extension
service; Legislature bill fist from Hogan campaign.


SCompiled by Jim Schoettle

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Faith In Our Community

Schedule of Events and Services




MT LEBANON MISSIONARY BAPTIST
CHURCH, located at 9319 Ridge Boulevard with
Rev. Freddie Sumner Pastor, will be celebrating a 3-
night revival beginning Monday April 18 thru 20,
2011, each night at 7:00pm. We are grateful and
excited to have with us the anointed spirit filled
Revivalist, Rev. Jeremiah Robinson, Jr. of New Zion
Baptist Church, Fernandina Beach Florida, to deliv-
er God's Word. We're praying for a healing of the
mind and soul through this revival. The theme for
our revival is "Preparing God's people for his
Return." Please join us in this spirit filled worship
service. Hope to see you there! Also, we will
observe Good Friday, "The Preaching of the Seven
Last Words," Friday 22, 2011 at 11:55am promptly
with seven of the most spirit led men of the gospel
stands ready willing and able to deliver Gold's word
through this anointed service. The public is cordial-
ly invited to join us in this spirit filled celebration of
the Risen Savior." For further information You may
contact the Church at 527-1762.

EVANGELIST HOLINESS TEMPLE, 6601
Norwood Ave, with Bishop Robert Morris as Overseer,
warmly invite everyone to their Palm Sunday Program
April 17, 2011 at 3:00 p.m. The soulful voice of
Evangelist Ernest Setgler, the blessed voice of
Evangelist Sandy Goosby, the anointed preaching of
minister David Scott, Evangelist Clarence Perkin, the
"Jesus" Dance Team, and much more. The host for the
evening is Brother Nathaniel Goosby. For transporta-
tion call 904-442-0275.
The Church FELLOWSHIP WORSHIP MIN-
ISTRIES and Bishop Bruce V. Allen at 8808 Lem
Turner Rd. invite everyone to a Resurrection
Celebration for the Jacksonville Community on April
23, from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Come, enjoy an event that
has something for the whole family. There will be chil-
dren learning activities based on the Resurrection of
Christ, live DJ, music, dance, face painting, Easter egg
hunt, treats, talent showcase, plus, free haircuts for chil-
dren from 6 to 17 years of age, and more! You don't
want to miss this celebration of our Lord Jesus Christ.
See you there!

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GREATER HARVEST CHRISTIAN FELLOW-
SHIP, located at 9113 Ridge Boulevard in Northwest
Jacksonville is having a Palm Sunday Celebration on
Sunday April 17th at their 10:00 a.m. Worship Service.
There will be Food, Fun, Games, Live Music
Waterslides and Bouncers for the kids. Free and open to
the community. Rev. Johnny A. Legons, Pastor. Contact
Elder Charlsetta Franklin at 904-923-2775 for more
information.


I DEATH NOTICES


JACKSONVILLE FL
(AREA DEATHS)

ACQUISTA, Anne, died
April 8, 2011.
AUSTIN, Wilma Jean
Small, died April 7, 2011.
BONANNO, Laurie
Sandler, died April 7,
2011.
BROOKINS, Mildred
S., 77, died April 9, 2011.
CARR, Rufus, 87, died
April 9, 2011. Alphonso
West Mortuary, Inc.
FREEMAN, William E.,
died April 7, 2011.
FULMER, David, died
April 8, 2011.
HARRIS, Connie Larry,
52, died April 9, 2011.
HOLLINGSWORTH,
Letha Mae, 90, died April
9, 2011.
HOLMES, Reginald,
died April 7, 2011.
JENSEN, James Joseph,


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pastor Thomas D. A. Blue, III

womenn Conference 20tg1i


Saturday April 16, 2011
(11:00 AM)


Sunday April 17, 2011
(11:00 AM)
Conference Speakers


Prophetess Victoria C. Milton
Founder of Excellent Woman of God Ministries


Minister Harriet Debose
Associate Minister, Mt. Pedro BC


Workshops- Saturday April 16,2011- (9:30 AN)
Facilitators

First Lady Kate Mayberry
How to pick up your Broken Pieces?
Pleasanthill Missionary Baptist Church Gainesville, Florida
Apostle Edith Jones
What to do after you pick up your Broken Piecest
The New House of Prayer and Victory Church Waycross, Georgia
Saturday Registration and Continental Breakfast 8:30 AN
Lunch 12:30 PM
"Emanuel "God with Us"
Location 1203 N. E. 8"' Avenue Gainesville, Florida 32601 (352) 377-0990 or (904) 343-5507
"This Conference is for Men as well as Women!!!"


75, died April 7, 2011.
KROPP, Lillian, 69, died
April 9, 2011.
KRUHLINSKI, Dorothy
F., 76, died April 6, 2011.
LAWSON, Felicia, died
April 10, 2011.
LLOYD, Wonnie L.,
died April 7, 2011.
MARSHALL, Essie M.,
funeral service was held
on April 9, 2011.
NEDD, Milton, died
April 9, 2011.
PARSONS, Jon, died
April 8, 2011.
PINKNEY, Lynette
Marie, died April 8, 2011.
RANDALL, Walter J.,
Sr., 87, died April 8,
2011. Alphonso West
Mortuary, Inc.
RICHARDS, Leroy, Sr.,
78, died April 7, 2011.
ROEBUCK, Mary Jean,
62, died April 7, 2011.
ROHLFING, Will A.,
85, died April 11, 2011.
SHAWVER, Patricia,
died April 7, 2011.
SMITH, George Lee, 85,
died April 9, 2011.
STALLINGS, Diane
Johnson, 56, died April 9,
2011.
STANDEN, Vera J., 84,
died April 7, 2011.
TAYLOR, Orville J., 89,
died April 8, 2011.
THOMAS, Shirley M.,
85, died April 8, 2011.
WOOTEN, Anna
Catherine, 87, died April
7, 2011.
WOOTEN, John J., April
9, 2011.


GEORGIA DEATHS
DAVIS, Juanita, 90, died
April 6, 2011.
FOTE, Jack Paul, Sr.,
died April 8, 2011.
GRANT, Carvel Leon,
Sr., died April 6, 2011.
JOHNSON, James
Arthur, died April 6,
2011.
PALMER, Derek
Anthony, 54, died April 9,
2011.
PRINCE, Patsy Ann, 65,
died April 6, 2011.
ROBISON, James, 60,
died April 10, 2011.
VINCENT, Glenn D.,
57, died April 10, 2011.
WIGGINS, Leo Gilbert,
46, died April 9, 2011.


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"Come and Worship With Us"

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

Historic Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church
Sunday
W orship 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
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Announcements, meetings, happenings, and community events
scheduled in Jacksonville and the surrounding area
NEW STANTON SR. HIGH SCHOOL CLASS 1963 will meet the third
Sunday of each month at the Highlands Branch Library, 1826 Dunn Avenue at 3:00-
500 pm. preparing for the Class 50th Reunion in the year 2013. Contact Gracie Smith
Foreman @ 904 766-5221. NO MEETINGS JUNE & JULY. Library closed
Sunday for those months
"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.
ANNUAL 5K CHARITY WALK. Local Church Aides In The Educational
Crisis. The walk begins promptly at 8:30AM on April 16, 2011, with on-site regis-
tration beginning at 7:30 AM at the church which is located at 2763 Dunn Avenue,
Jacksonville, FL. To register for the charity walk or vendor booth, call the church at
(904) 766-5797 or register online at www.oacfchurch.com.
BLESSING OF THE FLEET. Have your boat blessed for the upcoming naviga-
tional season at one of Jacksonville's favorite annual events April 17, at 2 p.m.
Northbank Riverwalk
SOJA AND THE DIRTY HEADS, with their blend of hip-hop and classic reggae,
rips through Jacksonville on April 20, 8 p.m. at the Florida Theatre
SATURDAY SURPRISE. Featuring different programs every week including
art, storytelling, theatre play, scavenger hunts, science experiments and more!
Beginning April 23 at 2 p.m. Main Library
CUMMER MUSEUM OF ART & GARDENS presents A Genius for Place:
American Landscapes of the Country Place Era opening April 29. This exhibit fea-
tures large-format photographs of many well-known American estates by photogra-
pher 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
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2011 Stanton Gala Planning Meeting-The current class leaders of Old
Stanton, New Stanton and Stanton Vocational High Schools will meet Monday. April
18, 2011 at 6:00 p.m. at Bethel Baptist Institutional Church, 215 Bethel Baptist Street
(First Street entrance) to discuss plans for the 5th Stanton Gala, June 25, 2011.
Representatives from all classes are encouraged to attend. For more information visit
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HEALTH NOTES

PURPURA, ALLERGIC
(ANAPHYLAXTOLD PURPURA
HENOCH- SCHONLEIN PURPURA)

GENERAL INFORMATION

INTRODUCTION-An allergic disorder involving sudden bleeding into the skin or
intestines.
BODY PARTS INVOLVED:
* Joints (usually knees, ankles, hips, wrists and elbows.
* Skin of the legs, thighs and abdomen.
* Gastrointestinal tract.
* Kidneys.
SEX OR AGE MOST AFFECTED-boys (2 to 8 years
SIGNS & SYMPTOMS
* Sore throat about 2 weeks prior to other symptoms.
* Itching skin rash, that seems to be just beneath the skin surface. This rash usu
ally consists of large hives with small bruises or blood spots in the centers.
The rash is most often on the legs, thighs or lower abdomen, but it may be scat
tered over the body.
* Joint inflammation at the knees, ankles, hips writs or elbows.
* Cramping abdominal pain and vomiting.
* Protein and blood in the urine.
* Low fever.
CAUSES-Purpura is probably n autoimmune reaction in the inflamed small blood ves-
sels.Throughout the body. The allergic trigger is not known, but attacks often follow an
upper-respiratory infection or the use of some drugs, especially sulfa drugs.
RISK INCREASES WITH
* Recent illness, especially a bacterial sore throat.
* Use of sulfa drugs.
HOW TO PREVENT
* Don't allow your child to be exposed to respiratory infections, if possible.
* Obtain prompt medical treatment of any bacterial throat infection.
Avoid the use of any drug that has triggered allergic purport in your child.
Consult the doctor before giving any medication to a child.
WHAT TO EXPECT
APPROPRIATE HEALTH CARE
Home care after diagnosis.
* Doctor's treatment.
* Hospitalization (for complications).
DIAGNOSTIC MEASURES
* Your own observation of symptoms.
* Medical history and physical exam by a doctor.
Laboratory blood studies and a urinalysis.
POSSIBLE COMPLICATIONS
* Kidney failure, resulting from kidney inflammation and damage.
* Permanent joint deformity.
PROBABLE OUTCOME-Allergic purpura usually lasts 1 to 3 weeks. Some children
only have a few spots and fever. Others require hospitalization for severe abdominal ain
and kidney inflammation.
Most children with allergic purpura recover completely. in some, however,
recurs or persists for years.
HOW TO TREAT
GENERAL MEASURES-Use warm soaks to relieve joint pain.
MEDICATION-Your doctor may prescribe cortisone drugs or immunosuppressive
drugs, such as cyclophosphamide, to suppress inflammation. Effectiveness of treatment
varies.
ACTIVITY-if the child has fever or pain, encourage bed rest. The child may sit up for
meals and walk to the bathroom. When fever and pain are gone, the child may gradually
resume normal activities as strength and well-being allow.
Diet-The child should eat a normal well-balanced diet. Vitamin and mineral supple-
ments should not be necessary unless the child shows evidence of deficiencies.
CALL YOUR DOCTOR IF
* Your child has symptoms of allergic purpra.
* The following symptoms occur during treatment:
Unrelenting abdominal pain.
Blood in the stool.
Black, tarry bowel movements.
New bleeding under the skin.
Blood in the urine.


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LISARAYE RETURNS!

THE REAL MCCOY 2ND SEASON!
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She is a Goddess to the mass of admiring men who made her a Hollywood sex symbol. She experienced
the fantasy dream of a life time by becoming the wife of the Premier of the Turks & Caicos Islands making her
the first Hollywood actress of color to be a first lady of a country only to see her fairytale evaporate into a night-
mare. Through it all, LisaRaye has proven to be a determined and resilient woman who not only can't be stopped
but won't be stopped! Her reality TV Show "LisaRaye: The Real McCoy" will debut its second season on
Thursday, April 7th at 9: PM and 9:30 PM with two back-to-back episodes. The show's first season last year was
TV One's highest rated show and the numbers are expected to go even higher this season. In addition to this show,
LisaRaye is now shooting another scripted TV series for VH-1 titled "Single Ladies" which is being produced by
Queen Latifah's Flavor Unit Productions; releasing her new designer brand of jeans; getting her daughter Kia's
modeling career in gear and raising money for charities.
When asked about carrying such a heavy load, McCoy says, "I'm very excited that I am working because
that is very different from last year where I was engulfed in the mist of the trenches of the divorce and the reposi-
tioning of myself trying to figure it all out. And not much has changed for me in terms of trying to figure it all out
because I think the pieces are forever revolving. But this year I am definitely working and my motto has always
been "B to B" (Back to Business)! I kind of use that as an umbrella approach to everything that I have going on
in my life weather it is back to business, back to living, back to finances, back to family, back to love, back to the
second season, back to LisaRaye!"
What is the biggest misconception about her that LisaRaye has had to deal with? She laughs, "The biggest
misconception is that I'm a gold digger. People need to know where I come from and who I am in my heart for
them to be able to even come up with that perception. I think they twisted that because I have dated men whose
statue is powerful or they come from a wealthy background and because of that, folks think I am a gold digger. I
closed last season saying 'gold digger?' Honey I'm digging for platinum! But I really do mean that because I am
a worldly woman. I know who I am. I know where I've been and I know the places that I want to go. So I don't
want to rear my husband or my man. I don't want to be his mother; I want to be his mate. I would also encourage
our young adults, our young generation to go after someone that has something and bring to the table what they
have to bring because it makes the union that much more powerful."
What are some of the aspects of LisaRaye that the viewers may find out more of in season two? She empha-
sizes, "One very essential part of season two is my spiritual journey of finding out LisaRaye's passion and pur-
pose in life. Just growing from last year and being able to be a pillar of strength to a lot of women, if not just human
beings, that have gone through some things that have allowed them to grow and strengthen through that experi-
ence. I think my story is a testament to that. The building, re-branding, re-positioning and renewal in who you are
and that's where I am right now." Over the years LisaRaye has been a leading Hollywood sex symbol. How has
she dealt with the psychology and mentality of that? Laughing out loud she laments, "It can be a blessing and a
curse at the same time. I am who I am. I feel blessed to be able to have whatever kind of label that they want to
put on me. If it is a sex symbol, than thank you. I have to use what I got to get what I want ala Player's club!"


Music:
Rapper Monsta will drop his
new debut solo album "Pacific Coast
Highway" on April 12, 2011 via Dawn
Raid/SMC Recordings/Fontana ft.
Jacka, Huslah, Masspike Miles, Hell
Rell, Yukmouth and Boo Yaa Tribe.
Look for Atlanta rapper YC aka Yung
Chris to come your way on his
spring/summer tour to support his hot
single "Racks" currently at #15 on the
radio charts. He has a hot mix tape out
hosted by famed Atlanta V103 radio
personality Greg Street.
Magazine:
Laker NBA bailer Lamar Odom
and his entrepreneur/TV personality
wife Khloe are gracing the spring issue
cover of Arian Simone's FEARLESS
Magazine. An E! camera crew was on
hand for the cover shoot and you can
watch it April 10th on E! In keeping
with the theme of love, the issue also
features Mike Vick's love Kijafa Frink
while Angela and Vanessa Simmons
share their views of love for family and
business. Relationship coach Tony
Gaskin, Jr even dishes out a tip or two.
Look for Fearless on the stands or go to
www.fearlessmag.com
TV:
The CW announced the return of
Nikita (Thursdays 99/8 CST); The
Vampire Diaries (Thursdays 8/7 CST)
and Gossip Girl (Monday, April 18th 9/8
CST).
Dance:
The Center Dance Arts and
Music Center will present a special
fundraising gala in celebration of The
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater at
the historic home of CDA Chair Mattie
McFadden-Lawson and hubby and
CDA board member Michael A. Lawson
in the beautiful, ritzy, high class
Hancock Park section of LA. Honorees
include Judith Jamison Artistic
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Robert Battle Artistic Director
Designee of The Alvin Ailey ADT.
Celeb hosts include Dennis Haysbert,
actor and Allstate Insurance Company
Celebrity Spokesman; Debbie Allen -
actress/producer/director/dancer and her
husband former NBA baller and Fox
Sports Net NBA Analyst Norm Nixon.
Movies:
Your Highness: Universal
Pictures. Starring Danny McBride,
James Franco, Natalie Portman, Zooey
Deschanel, and Justin Theroux.
Directed by David Gordon Green.
Written by Danny McBride and Ben
Best. Produced by Scott Stuber. One
brother is the hero and the other is a
heel. Put this in mid-evil times and you
have the crux of this movie. The idea of
comedy, knights and dragons don't quite
mix well for this film. There was way
too much emphasis on pot smoking and
sex. Especially when the dumb brother
wears the male genital of a beast around
his neck that he had cut off after slaying
him. Can you imagine the smell of
something that gross and repulsive
around your neck and in your face -
yuk! Stupid and silly best describes this
farce! Save it for Netflex or cable!
Rvch In Atlanta:
For all of my readers and peeps
in Atlanta. I will be on the campus of
Kennesaw State University this
Thursday, April 7, 2011, student union
starting at 7: PM delivering a
Lecture/Visual Screen Presentation
based on my book "Black Afrikan Hair
And The Insanity Of The Black Blonde
Psych." Come on out and receive infor-
mation that willchange who you view
your hair! Check out my book website
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Study, Observe and Win!
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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".

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advocating for their rights and positive change in the world. In this spirit,

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achievements in our community, paving the way for the girls and future

leaders being honored.

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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.

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JACKSONVILLE SHARK ATTACK!
THE DEFENDING SOUTH DIVISION CHAMPS ARE 3-1!


The Florida & Georgia Star
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The 2010 Southern
Division Arena Football League
3LOC champions have swum into the
lead early this season with a 3-1
record. They are undefeated so
far this year at home at Sea Best
Field and have a record of 1-1
while on the road.
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Tampa Bay Storm on February
28, 2011 and promptly blew
them away for a loss 56-19.
Sharks wide receiver Terrence
Smith scored three touchdowns,
Tyronne Gross added two more
aro touchdowns and other Sharks
fueled the win with more points
for the victory.
The Sharks then traveled
out west to battle the Arizona
Rattlers on March 12 for the sea-
S son opener. Although the
Sharks hammered back and
forth with the Rattlers, the
Rattlers had a late minute strike
for a touchdown and with a two
point conversion good with 30
seconds left to play, won the
game 55-52.
On March 18, the Sharks
hosted the Georgia Force on
Game Show Night at SeaBest
Field. The Sharks struck early


and drew first scoring blood with
a 1st quarter field goal and never
looked back. The defense lead
the team in creating turnovers
that ended up with points with
touchdowns by Sharks Jeron
Harvey, Jomo Wilson, Jamarko
Simmons, and Kirby Griffin. The
game final was Sharks 71, Force
57.
The New Orleans Voodoo
visited Sea Best Field on March
26 for a first time ever game
against the Sharks and Mardi
Gras night in Jacksonville. The
Sharks used their own version of
black magic against the visiting
Voodoo by using a blend of
defense and extreme offense to
topple the visitors for a final of
Sharks 64, Voodoo 33, which is
the largest winning margin by the
Sharks for any game in the 2011
season. Sharks quarterback
Aaron Garcia has now passed
for over 26 miles in his career.
The Sharks traveled on
April 1, 2011 to tangle with the
Tampa Bay Storm and this game
was featured on the NFL
Network as the Game of the
Week. The Sharks looked to
keep a perfect win record
against the Storm; however, the
Storm struck first with a 4-yard
touchdown in the first quarter.
The Sharks continued to fight the
Storm and grabbed the lead at


half time; 26-24. The Storm only
managed to squeak in another 6
points for the remainder of the
game where the Sharks score 4
more touchdowns for the game
final: Sharks 54; Storm 30.
The Sharks (3-1) travel
north this weekend, April 16,
2011, to face another first time
opponent, the Pittsburgh Power
(1-2) coached by former Sharks'
former offensive coordinator and
current Power head coach Chris
Siegfried. This is the Power's
inaugural season and is ranked
second in the Eastern Division.
The Power's starting quarter-
back is Bernard Morris, former
back up to the Shark's Aaron
Garcia and also have former
Shark's players Jason Willis and
Irving Campbell (wide receivers)
and kicker Paul Edinger.
The next home game for
the Sharks will be on April 23,
2011 against the Cleveland
Gladiators on 80's Night with
Education Appreciation. In addi-
tion to outstanding football and
plays, fan theme nights celebrate
the creativity the outfits Sharks
fans can demonstrate in the
stands. So get your tickets and
groove on for this night and
come out wearing your 80's
fashions and big hair styles to
support the Sharks.


Suns blank Generals 2-0
Poveda Earns First
Jacksonville Victory

T h e
Jacksonville Suns (3-
S3) used a pair of RBI
singles and outstand-
ing pitching to pick up
21- T. a 2-0 win over the
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Wednesday night.
Starter Omar Poveda (1-0)
Southern League victory with


earned his first
six scoreless


innings only giving up four hits and striking out
two. With the Suns ahead 2-0 going into the bot-
tom of the ninth, reliever Sandy Rosario pitched a
scoreless ninth to earn his second save of 2011
and preserve the two-run victory.
The Suns offense scratched two runs off of
Generals starter Anthony Vasquez (0-2). Luke
Montz hit a two-out single in the top of the second
to give the Suns an early 1-0 lead. Ryan Curry
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Have you seen HOP, The
Easter Movie? It premiered in the-
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to get a sneak peek at this funny
movie, thanks to The Florida Star and
Georgia Star Newspaper who pro-
vided the tickets for the preview.
What happened to Here
comes Peter Cotton Tail Hopping
Down the Bunny Trail? Hollywood
movies have already diluted the
meaning of Christmas, now they're
going after Easter with the movie
Hop... Is anything sacred anymore?
The movie is Easter-Themed, how-
ever, it doesn't include any references
to the holiday's religious meaning
(which could be a plus or a minus, de-
pending on your family's own beliefs).
In this animated meets reality
movie, you'll see a flying Easter sleigh
and Willy Wonka Factory where
Easter baskets are made, and even ~ ,
pink beret bunnies. There is a rebel-
lion among the chicks to take over the
Easter Bunny role, with captured
human Fred, and fun music through-
out. Parents need to know that this
live-action/computer- animation hy-
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message about reaching for your
dreams.
This Movie is colorful, exciting
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. Florida A&M
University (FAMU) won the 22nd Annual Honda
Campus All-Star Challenge (HCASC) Monday,
April 11 becoming the 2011 champions.
Averaging more than 455 points per game, the
most of any team, FAMU won the top prize of
$50,000 in university grants for their national
championship win.
FAMU won the national championships
in 2005, 2003, 1999, 1998, 1996 and 1991.
"We were very excited to be able to bring
the seventh championship home to FAMU," said
Atty. Chuck Hobbs, who served as head coach of
the FAMU team. "Out of 22 years of having the
tournament, we have won a third of the awards
under my mother's leadership and this year under
my own. One of the highlights was the fact that
this turned into a FAMU weekend. At the opening
banquet, Honda honored my mother's six national
championship wins."
Vivian Hobbs, a retired FAMU professor
who coached the team for 21 years, received the
"Coach of the Year" award. As the first recipient,
she received the award for her commitment to
coaching young men and women for the competi-
tion.
"This championship is another example
that Florida A&M University has some of the best
and brightest students in the nation," said FAMU
President James H. Ammons. "I applaud Atty.
Hobbs and our students for doing such an out-
standing job. This win is a testament to their hard
work, character and commitment as well as the ac-
ademic preparation they are receiving at FAMU."
The Annual HCASC is the largest aca-
demic competition of its kind, bringing students
from historically black colleges and universities
(HBCUs) from around the country together to par-
ticipate in the two-day tournament that tests their
knowledge, skills and ability to quickly and accu-


rately answer questions on world history, science,
literature, and popular culture.


FAMU's All-Star team included Trenton J. John-
son, the team's captain, who is a senior majoring
in computer engineering; Dwight Williams II, a
junior mathematics major; Stefan Jenkins, a junior
biomedical engineering major and Paul
Kayemba, a junior English major.
During the annual two-day tournament in
Orlando, Fla., 48 HBCU teams competed in a
modified round robin format. Each school show-
cased their skills and intellect by quickly and ac-
curately answering questions on world history,
science, literature, religion, the arts, social sci-
ences, popular culture and African-American his-
tory and culture. The top teams from the events
eight divisions advanced to the "Elite Eight Play-
offs" and went head to head in a round single
elimination. The final two teams then competed
for the National Champion title in a best 2- out of
3- final series.
"The Honda Campus All-Star Challenge
is one of Honda's largest and longest running phil-
anthropic initiatives here in the United States, and
we are proud to be able to give more than
$300,000 each year to deserving Historically
Black Colleges and Universities," said Steve
Morikawa, assistant vice president, Corporate
Community Relations, American Honda Motor
Co., Inc. "Maintaining this program allows us to
invest in one of the country's largest pipelines for
professional and academic talent, and even in
these tough economic times, it is important that
we continue to support our nation's future lead-
ers."
Since 1989, HCASC has brought to-
gether the nation's best and brightest academic
competitors from America's top HBCUs.
Throughout its history, HCASC has been the only
annual academic competition between the nation's
HBCUs, touching more than 50,000 students and
awarding more than $6 million in grants.


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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. The recipient of the 2011 Martin Luther
King Jr. Student Leadership Award at Florida A&M University (FAMU) re-
cently named the Florida regional field director for the Truman National Se-
curity Project. Tallahassee native Reamonn Soto was selected from a pool of
700 qualified applicants across the country for a position that typically re-
quires a graduate degree to be considered.
Soto is contracted to work between 30 and 40 hours a week. He will
make numerous trips within the state of Florida and to Washington, D.C. and
he will receive a salary of $6,000 a month.
At the age of 24, Soto, a senior physics student, is the organization's
youngest regional field director in the country. His position requires him to
work along side senators, congressmen and congresswomen, representatives
and legislators throughout the state to get his bill on the agenda while main-
taining his courses and preparing for summer graduation.
"I received a call from Washington, D.C. and was asked to apply,"
said Soto. "The referral was based on a networking relationship I established
while interning in D.C. for Congressman Kendrick Meeks. The work I have
done with students and organizing the Get out to Vote campaign in Tallahas-
see was discovered, along with my volunteer work with FAMU Green Coali-
tion. They saw something in me that they wanted to harness and further
empower."
Soto is tasked to organize veteran organizations throughout the state
to push forth a state energy policy. By consulting with representatives of the
U.S. Department of Defense and the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) re-
garding the facts and figures and how it relates to national security, he at
trained the essential knowledge needed to do the job.
"They were very impressed by my in-debt knowledge on the policies
discussed," said Soto. "The key thing is knowledge. Keep doing your home-
work, questioning experts, being in tuned to the local government and en-
gaging in service projects."
Since starting his new position, Soto has been working on a pro-
posal that will get Florida's 38 percent jobless-veterans, who possess the
training and skills in solar technology, to take advantage of the renewable


source industry. His goal is to get a bill on the floor before the legislative ses-
sion ends.
FAMU alumnus Representative Alan B. Williams, District 8, who
sits on the energy and utilities committee, provided Soto with guidance in
securing the chairman's support.
"Reamonn is a young man who is disciplined and focused on his fu-
ture goals," said Rep. Williams. "Someone I believe to be an asset to not only
the community, but also the nation. Since working in my office, he has grown,
and I'm glad we gave him the opportunity to grow those skills and take them
to the next level."
"I've spoken to 17 representatives and senators, 15 of them sit on
the energy and utilities committee, requesting a spot to testify before the com-
mittee," said Soto. "There's not a bill number on the energy policy, but we are
still developing the language. We want to include that climate change and in-
vesting in renewable source of energy is not only economically beneficial
for the state, but it is also a national security issue."
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Jacksonville Teen Charged in Shooting Death


A Jacksonville teen has been
charged in a shooting death.
17-year-old Tamarius Jerome
Bowes of the 1500 block of South Lane
Avenue is charged with murder and car-
rying a concealed gun after a fight that
occurred in late March at Beverly Hills
Park.
The crowd had gathered that day
to watch an argument between two girls.
According to the victim's family, the girls
had been fighting over comments made
on Facebook.
Charles J. Jenkins, 23, was the
brother of one of the girls and stepped in
to defend her. That was when Bowes pro-
Tamarius Bowes duced a gun and began firing.
Jenkins was shot twice and later
died. A 9-year-old boy also was shot in the leg by a stray bullet.
According to the arrest report, Bowes confessed to having a .38-caliber handgun
with him when he went to the park that day, which he told police he bought off the
street. He claimed to have started shooting into the crowd and running without a real tar-
get after Jenkins allegedly pointed a gun at him.
Witnesses told police that they never saw Jenkins with a gun, and Jenkins'
mother said he did not own a firearm at all.
Although the decision is up to the State Attorney's Office, it is very likely that
Bowes will be tried as an adult for the crime.


Man Found Sleeping in Home
After Sex Attack

Police found a Florida man sound asleep in the
home of a woman he sexually assaulted.
The victim told police that Terrence Adderly, 32,
kicked open the front door of the woman's home, ripped
off her clothes, choked her, and forced her to have sex
with him. Adderly was charged with sexual battery, false
imprisonment, occupied burglary, criminal mischief and
battery.


Georgia Man Gets 18 Years in
Shooting


Marquel Parker


A Brunswick resident was sentenced to 18 years
in prison for a feud-related killing that occurred in 2009.
Marquel Rayshad Parker, 22, pleaded guilty to
voluntary manslaughter one day before standing trial for
murder charges. He admitted to firing the shots that killed
21-year-old Christopher Kimp.
According to authorities, Kimp was struck as he
drove his vehicle slowly along Seventh Street at Ogg Av-
enue near Parker's home in 2009. He was struck in the
temple by a single bullet fired by Parker, who was on foot.
The bullet passed through the half-open driver's window
before striking Kimp.
The two passengers in the car with Kimp were un-
injured and identified Parker as the shooter.
Initially, Parker was charged with both malice and
felony murder, three counts of aggravated assault with a
deadly weapon and two firearm offenses in the case. In
exchange for his four guilty pleas, prosecutors dismissed
the remaining charges against Parker.


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Armed Sexual Battery & Burglary Suspect


On March 19, 2011 at 5:00 p.m., police were dispatched to a resi-
dence in the vicinity of Beaver Street and McDuff Avenue in reference
to a sexual battery. Investigation revealed the suspect entered the vic-
tim's residence, displayed a weapon, and sexually battered the victim.

The suspect is described as a black male in his forties, 5'9", 250
pounds, dark skin, unshaven with some gray in beard, balding or re-
ceding hairline, missing an upper side tooth, wearing a dirty black shirt,
long shorts, dirty white tennis shoes and left on a dark colored moun-
tain bike. The suspect was described as smelling bad.

Anyone with any information about the identity or location of the
suspect is asked to contact the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office at (904)
630-0500 or email us at JSOCrimeTips@jaxsheriff.org. To remain
anonymous and receive a possible reward, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-
866-845-TIPS or email them at rewards@fccrimestoppers.com.


Buckle Up for Safety

It should not be taken for granted that you or your family will not be
involved in an automobile crash. We should all make sure that our rel-
atives, friends and neighbors know that to allow a child or other pas-
senger to ride unrestrained is illegal. The consequences of sustaining a
life long injury, or death, are never worth the risk.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
(NHTSA), 59% or 32,598 of the passenger vehicle occupants killed in
crashes in 2002 were unrestrained. Buckling up is the single most ef-
fective way to reduce injuries and save lives from motor vehicle crashes
in the US.
However, many adults and children still ride unrestrained or un-
knowingly use child restraints improperly. According to data collected
by certified technicians from fitting stations and child safety seat check
up events, over 96% of child safety and booster seats inspected are
found to be improperly installed. It is important to buckle up and cor-
rectly install the appropriate child safety seat in the vehicle.


Remember these
important tips:

* Infants must ride
rear-facing from birth
to 1 year of age and
weigh at least 20
pounds, and must
NEVER ride in the
front seat of an air
bag equipped vehicle.

* Toddlers at least 1
year of age and who
weigh over 20
pounds should ride in
a forward facing
child safety seat.


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89-Year-Old Man Fends Off Robber

A Jacksonville man was able to success-
fully fight off a thief, just two days shy of his nin-
tieth birthday.
The assailant broke into the house 89-
year-old Wilbert Westin had called home for the
last 30 years, making his way in through the back
door. Westin, who was resting in his bedroom be-
fore leaving for church services that Sunday morn-
ing, found himself in a wrestling match with the
robber.
SEventually, the robber was able to get
away with Westin's wallet and $100 that his fam-
ily had given him for his upcoming birthday. De-
Wilbert Westin spite the attack, Westin was still able to make his
11:00 a.m. church service.
Police are still looking for the man who broke into Wilbert's home. If you have
any information that could help police, call Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS.


Disabled Teen Hit and

Dragged by Driver

A Baker County teenager who was much loved by
family and friends died after being hit by a car and
dragged.
18-year-old Rashad Belford, known affectionately
as "Rolley" to those who knew him well, had been a
Baker County High School senior who suffered from
cerebral palsy. Neighbors say he always walked the
streets, helping wherever he could.
The driver, Michael Washington, had been on his
way to break up a fight that his sister was involved in
when he angrily sped out of the driveway of his home -
right into Belford, who happened to be standing nearby.
Belford later died at U.F. and Shands Hospital.


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Clay County Sex Predator Cruises Streets

in Ice Cream Truck

Neighbors in a Clay County neighborhood were apalled to discover that a reg-
istered sex offender and known sexual predator was operating an ice cream truck.
Authorities had uncovered documents which showed that Jackie Hall of Mid-
dleburg, FL had been a convicted sexual predator since 1995 and had served 11 years
in jail. His probation ended just a week ago.
The neighborhood sex offender watchdog group, No Peace for Predators, was
horrified to find that Hall was operating an ice cream truck in their neighborhood, plac-
ing him in the midst of their children on a regular basis.
According to the documents, Hall also violated his probation several times in the
past, first with having contact with a 16-year-old girl, then by having unsupervised con-
tact with minor children in a state park several months later. Additionally, Hall left the
county multiple times without permission, lied to his probation officer and was arrested
for battering a person 65 years or older.
No Peace for Predators, along with many other concerned neighbors, staged a
protest for hours in the front yard of Hall's home. Hall eventually agreed to allow the
group to buy back his ice cream truck for $2400.


Pet Shop Owner Kept Dead

Animals in Freezer

The owner of a Palm Beach County, FL pet shop
was arrested after dead animals were found in the freezer.
Prompted by an anonymous tip, police raided For-
ever Puppies on Friday and found five dead cats and dogs
in the freezer of Debora Van Oort, the owner. Two golden
retriever puppies were among the bodies, and necropsies
found the puppies had no food in their systems.
Van Oort's apartment was searched after animal
control workers combed through the pet shop, where they
found that living conditions for even the living animals
were deplorable.
Authorities also seized 26 cats, dogs, a rabbit, a
bird and a hedgehog Monday when they searched the
apartment.
Van Oort was being held at the Palm Beach
County Jail early Tuesday.


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Name: Takeria Bruce Name: Nkyler Uillard
Age: 13 Height: 5'6" Age: 16 Height: 5'6"
Weight: 1771bs Weight: 2251bs
Last seen 03/28/11 in Miami, FL. Last seen 04/06/11 in Winter
Has pierced ears and nose. May Park, FL. May travel to Tampa,
go by the nickname "T.K.". FL.


Name: Taylore Knowles Name: Unique Lamar
Age: 15 Height: 5'0" Age: 14 Height: 4'11"
Weight: 1301bs Weight: 1001bs
Last seen 02/26/11 in North Laud- Last seen 02/12/11 in Miami, FL.
erdale, FL. May still be in local May now be in Fort Lauderdale,
area. FL area.


Name: Randy Lawson
Age: 18 Height: 6'2"
Weight: 1851bs
Last seen 08/18/10 in Tampa, FL.
Has tattoos on arms, chest, and
upper back.


At Least He Was Honest... I I Clayton County Bigfoot?


Georgia detectives who were investigating a purse
snatching picked up a man who fit the thief s description
and drove him back to the scene.
He was told to exit the car and face the victim for
an I.D. The suspect carefully eyed the victim, and
blurted, "Yeah, that's the woman I robbed."


A police officer in Clayton County, GA was fired
after he was revealed to have lied about seeing Bigfoot
- and had been paid to do so.
Apparently, the Clayton County Police Department
doesn't have much of a sense of humor. The credibility
of former officer Matt Whitton is now shot and he
could face charges of fraud as well.


Name: Latif Haneef Name: Andre Parker Name: Vernon Cheek
Age: 43 Age: 23 Age: 31
Offense: Grand Theft Offense: Fnrorv Offense: Drug Trafficking


Age: 21
Offense: Sale of Heroin


Name: Genard Moore Name: Tonya Bennett
Age: 27 Age: 43
Offense: Sale nf Cnraine Offense: Contempt of Court


Name: Anthony Sims
Offense: Fondling


Name: Willie Texas
Offense: Att. Sex Assault


Name: Timothy Watkins
Offense: Aggrv. Sodomy


Name: Tracy Allen Name: Demonte Boyd
Offense: Armed Robbery Offense: Theft


Name: Calvin Clark
Offense: Aggrv. Assault


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