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Story and photo by Dan EvansLeadership is to protect the resources of the citizens not waste them. For education I will take a stand to do whats right.Ž These are the words echoed by Mayoral Candidate Alvin Brown. Mr. Brown and Candidate Mike Hogan met in a close to real debate at The Jacksonville Regional Chamber of Commerce Arlington Council Meeting. Moderators Matthew Kampfe and John Daley asked questions and allowed rebuttals. Mr. Hogan concerned about the 50% of Americans eligible to vote that are not registered explained to the audience that only 7% of the registered voters in Duval County will control the election May 17th. Mr. Hogan issued a challenge to check his record to see if he has done what he said he would do. The Florida Star urges you to check the record for yourself. Mr. Brown stated he has always made this election about you, your grand kids, their hopes and dreams and aspirations. Mr. Brown says he wants your kids to graduate, go off to college, come back home to a job or start a business and raise a family. The questions asked can be adapted to your community. When you have the opportunity to ask the Candidates substitute your community and ask these same questions. Jacksonville has some great neighborhoods however many neighborhoods and areas like (your place) have gone steadily downhill, how do you prioritize which neighborhoods/areas get funding to help them improve? As a city Jacksonville applies for numerous federal grant programs, which requires matching funds from taxpayer dollars … as mayor would you support or not support this additional burden on Duval citizens. Name one short range, intermediate rage and long range goal you have for the city and how you intend to accomplish them? There is documentation both (Alvin and Mike) have chosen not to attend all the debates or candidate forums, why has this then been your strategy? Mr. Brown wants to have one more T.V. debate before the election. Mr. Hogan has issues with another debate. This reporter and the staff of The Florida / Georgia Star urge you to make a decision. Its your right. Its your privilege. People have died for this right. Its your scripture related duty (Matt: 22: 20-22) as a citizen of Jacksonville. VOTE ABSENTEE or VOTE EARLY starting May 2, or GO TO THE POLL May 17th. Just Go Vote. The National Black Church Initiative, a faith-based coalition of 34,000 churches comprised of 15 denominations and 15.7 million African Americans, is outraged by recent remarks by Donald Trump. Trump re-ignited false allegations of President Barack Obamas citizenship. The ministers say that Trumps remarks and behavior speak to a deeper and more insidious problem racism. Rev. Anthony Evans, president of NBCI and pastor of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship, Dallas, says, When anyone attempts to divide the American public for personal political gain the democratic system is tarnished by indignity.Ž I strongly feel that Donald Trump is using race to further a divisive agenda an agenda that has no place in modern American political culture.Ž President Obama released to the world a copy of his original birth certificate earlier this week and then went on to Chicago and appeared as a guest on the Oprah Winfreys show. When Oprah asked him if he waited so long to respond to the allegations because of fear that he may not have been born in Hawaii, the president answered, No, because I was there.Ž After Trump learned of the birth certificate, he first said, the display made him proud that he made him show it. He further stated that he could not understand how Mr. Obama was admitted to Ivey League schools because he was not a good student another initial step to display racism. The president was an honor student in school. yyy0vjghnqtkfcuvct0eqo Nqqmkpi"hqt"ewuvqogtu"vq"rcvtqpk|g"{qwt dwukpguu"qt"wvknk|g"{qwt"ugtxkeguA"Kh"{qw cpuygtgf"[GU."vjgp"{qw"pggf"vq"rnceg"cp"cf kp"Vjg"Hnqtkfc"qt"Igqtikc"Uvct#""ECNN ;261988/::56"vq"rnceg"{qwt"cf"VQFC[## Check, Money Order, Or Credit Cards Accepted PQTVJGCUV"HNQTKFC‘U"QNFGUV."NCTIGUV."OQUV"TGCF"CHTKECP"COGTKECP"QYPGF"PGYURCRGT K P U K F G Editorial....................A-2 Church....................A-3 Lifestyle..................A-4 State-National..................A-5 Entertainment..............B-3 Prep Rap................BPR1-4 Local.....................B-1 Columns...................B-2 Sports....................B-4 Crime & Justice......A..C&J Classified & Business... 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The family soon found themselves being held at gunpoint by Broward County Sheriffs deputies who were responding to a burglary call at another house. The officers did not know they were at the wrong house. Listening to the 911 call, Judge Holmes told the deputies as they ordered the family to come out of the house and lie on the ground, that she was a judge. This was not the home of the judge as she had joined her family at her sisters house for dinner. As her sister was clearing the items from dinner, a neighbor called her and advised that police were called for another home. She therefore closed the blinds and then saw someone outside with a flashlight, pointing a gun. He yelled for her to come out with her hands up. She screamed to her sister, the judge that someone was going to shoot her. The judge, according to reports, is known to carry a gun. The officer identified himself and the judge identified her self as the family advised the deputy that this was their home. Finally all of the family members were told to lie on the ground. The judge explained that she could not but all of them, at one point, were held at gunpoint with their hands in the air until one of the deputies recognized the judge. Ykp"c"UejqnctujkrVjg"Hnqtkfc1Igqtikc"Uvct‘u"Guuc{"Eqpvguv Ugg"Rtgr"Tcr"Ugevkqp Ecnn"Gtke"qt"I"hqt"oqtg"fgvcknu ;26/988/::56 Lwfig"Jgnf"cv"Iwprqkpv"d{"Rqnkeg Ot0"Dtqyp"qt"Ot0"Jqicp Etkog"("Lwuvkeg"Ugevkqp"Kpukfg Lwfig"Knqpc"Jqnogu."Dtqyctf"Eqwpv{"Ektewkv"Lwfig Tgx0"Vqp{"Gxcpu. Rtgukfgpv."Pcvkqpcn Dncem"Ejwtej Kpkvkcvkxg*PDEK+ Oc{qtcn"ecpfkfcvgu"Okmg"Jqicp"cpf"Cnxkp"Dtqyp Ocp"Jcpiu"Jkougnh"qp Etquu"qp"Iqqf"Htkfc{ Vtcpuegpfkpi"Ncfkgu qh"Fkff{"Fktv{"Oqpg{ His wife tried to talk him out of it but Rich McGuffie said he had to do it and spent over ten hours hanging from a cross on Good Friday. His desire was to draw attention to the death of Somer Thompson and Christopher Barrios, two children who were murdered and the senseless war in Iraq and Afghanistan. McGuffie is a former Marine. I ts has been a while since I last saw, or spoke with the hip-hop mogul Sean DiddyŽ Combs. Once I heard he was headed to Jacksonville, FL. I made the appropriate connection and we set up a time for me to get with his group Diddy Dirty MoneyŽ. While I was waiting on my in-person visit with the group, one day I got a message that they would be calling me in forty-five minute. Im sitting in my office, at my desk, on my computer, and get an email from Interscope Records, Diddy DirtyMoneys record label. In this message Im informed Dawn and Kalenna would be available for me but Diddy would not. So while on tour the young ladies called me, from their second stop in Chicago, IL. Both very excited, all positive, giving thanks to God for opportunity. Dawn on her second tour; first tour (2006-07 Back To Basics). Kalenna a winner of two Russian Grammys on tour for the first time. I conversed with them on each of their stardom, artistry, and community involvement. In questioning how they are transcending in the Hip Hop community as young African American women they both stated that it feels good not to be exploited. Being around an icon such as the mogul P. Diddy keeps them striving to new heights daily. Dawn and Kalenna feel that as they grow in the music industry their accomplishments will inspire younger women that they can just be themselves and make it. Kalenna born in North Philadelphia a military brat did a lot of traveling growing around the world. She stated being a runaway teen she wants to be an ear for the youth, to help stir them in the right direction. Losing a sister to lupus she works to help bring awareness of the disease in her community. Dawn born and raised in New Orleans has a foundation that caters to families that have lost homes, and possessions because of a natural disaster. She is also partnering with other charity organizations. These women are working to make their lives and community better. By G Abrams Vjg"Ugpkqt"Nkhg"Hqwpfcvkqp"Ncwpejgu"Rtqlgev"vq"jgnr"Ugpkqt"Ekvk|gpu Tgfweg"Jkij"Gpgti{"Equvu0""Ecnn<"";26/959/3;65"hqt"kphqtocvkqp0 [qwt"Rjqpg"Vtcemkpi"[qw It was surely a surprise when it was learned that your cell phone tracks all of the places you go, and stores such information. You can automatically transfer the places to any computer. What is most fascinating is the fact that you cannot erase or delete your movements. So, if you are planning to go some place and you dont want anyone to know that you have been there, you must just leave your phone behind because, it will tell. This is a recent discovery.

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PAGE A-2THESTAR APRIL 30, 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 SALES & MARKETING G. ABRAMS, DENNIS WADE, DAN EVANS MAY E. FORD, LAYOUT EDITOR ROB PHILLIPS, CRIME &JUSTICE ALLEN PROCTOR DESIGN AND WEB SITE PARTNERInvestigative Reporter: Lonzie Leath, Features:Dementrious Lawrence Reporters/Photographers: Marsha Phelts, Carl Davis, Laurence Greene, F. M. Powell III, Michael Phelts, Richard McLaughlin, Andrea F. K. 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Opinions expressed by columnists in this newspaper do not necessarily represent the policy of this paper.MEMBERSHIPS: Florida Press Association National Newspaper Association National Newspaper Publishers Association Amalgamated Publisher, Inc. Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce First Coast African American Chamber of Commerce THEFLORIDA STAR THE GEORGIA STAR BETTY DAVIS LIFESTYLE/ SOCIETY COLUMNIST MIKE BONTS, SPORTS EDITOR YOLANDA KNUCKLE, COLUMNS LIZ BILLINGSLEA OFFICE/ACCOUNTS MANAGER TIA AYELE, SPECIAL SECTIONS GEORGIA MARKETING ANGELA FAVORS MORRELL DISTRIBUTION HERMAN ROBINSON, DAVID SCOTT National Newspaper Publishers Association May 17, 2011 REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL 11-10 TRASH COLLECTION SERVICES FOR THE JACKSONVILLE PORT AUTHORITY Proposals will be received by the Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT) until 2:00 P.M. local time on Tuesday, May 17, 2011, at which time they will be opened in the First Floor Conference Room, 2831 Talleyrand Avenue, Jacksonville, Florida 32206 for Trash Collection Services for the Jacksonville Port Authority. A MANDATORY pre-proposal conference and site visit will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Thursday, April 28, 2011, at 2831 Talleyrand Avenue, 1st Floor Conference Room, Jacksonville, Florida. All Proposals must be submitted in accordance with Specification Number 11-10, which may be obtained on Friday, April 22, 2011 from our website: http://www.jaxport.com/about/projects.cfm Procurement and Contract Services Department Jacksonville Port Authority P.O. Box 3005 (2831 Talleyrand Avenue) Jacksonville, Florida 32206 (904) 357-3455 PUBLIC NOTICES 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 Cash, Money Order, Check, PayPal, and/or Credit Card Accepted HUD KICKS OFF FAIR HOUSING MONTH, LAUNCHES NATIONAL MEDIA CAMPAIGNWASHINGTON … The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced today that it is launching a national media campaign to kick off Fair Housing Month, celebrated across the country each April to commemorate the passage of the Fair Housing Act. The Live FreeŽ campaign will use newspaper and magazine ads, as well as the latest digital media, including social networking sites, to increase the Departments efforts to educate the public and housing providers about their fair housing rights and responsibilities. Much has changed since the Fair Housing Act became law in 1968. Our country is more diverse than its ever been. These changes have brought new challenges as we continue our fight to address inequality in housing,Ž said John Trasvina, HUD Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity. Our society is more technologically advanced today. Therefore, this new campaign uses the latest media tools to better reach all people about housing discrimination and what to do if they experience it.Ž The Fair Housing Act makes it unlawful to discriminate in housing transactions based on race, color, national origin, religion, gender, disability, or family status. HUDs Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity (FHEO) will introduce the campaign and discuss current and future enforcement initiatives during the Departments Fair Housing Month opening program, which will take place at HUD headquarters, 451 7th Street SW, Washington, DC, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesday, April 5, inside the Brooke-Mondale Auditorium. The keynote speaker for the program will be U.S. Representative Frederica Wilson, who will be joined by HUD Deputy Secretary Ron Sims, FHEO Assistant Secretary Trasvia, HUD senior managers and fair housing advocates from throughout the region. The Live FreeŽ campaign will run throughout the year and include Facebook ads, targeted print ads, digital videos, and podcasts that draw attention to the different types of discrimination HUD and its partner agencies see today, including discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals. One case HUD handled and settled this past year involved a disabled Louisiana woman who couldnt get a home loan because the bank wouldnt allow her son, who was acting with her power of attorney, to complete the paperwork. In another recent HUD case, First National Bank of St. Louis agreed to invest more than $2.5 million in two Missouri counties and one Illinois county after the bank failed to provide services in African American neighborhoods. Examples of other HUD cases include a Wisconsin family that was denied the opportunity to view an apartment because they have children, and a New Hampshire woman who was discriminated against and insulted by her landlord because she is married to a Hispanic man. These types of cases dramatize todays fair housing challenges and highlight the importance of the Departments enforcement efforts. HUD recently awarded $40.8 million to 108 fair housing organizations and non-profit agencies to address housing discrimination, including mortgage rescue scams. For more information about the Fair Housing Act, including summaries of recent housing discrimination cases, go towww.hud.gov/fairhousing. FHEO and its partners in the Fair Housing Assistance Program investigate more than 10,000 housing discrimination complaints annually. People who believe they are the victims of housing discrimination should contact HUD at 1-800-669-9777 (voice), 800-927-9275 (TTY).

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JACKSONVILLE, FL (AREA DEATHS)ANDERSON, Danny Harold, 55, died April 25, 2011. ANTHONY Eric, 40, died April 24, 2011. AUSTIN Edward, Jr., 84, died April 23, 2011. BAKER Viola Rollins, 86, died April 22, 2011. BELIARD, Rochenel, 84, died April 26, 2011. BENNETT, Elizabeth Francis, 88, died April 21, 2011. BLACK Claude, died April 20, 2011. BOONE Chanel Monique, 20, died April 19, 2011. BROOKEN James, died April 25, 2011. BYNES, Barbara, died April 22, 2011. BYRD, Sabrina, 49, died April 25, 2011. CHATMAN Kenneth Michael, Jr., 21, died April 22, 2011. COLLINS Cynthia, died April 23, 2011. CONEY Alex, died April 22, 2011. CRAWFORD Miss Tierra J., 18, died April 20, 2011. DAVIS Marolyn Poller, died April 24, 2011. Alphonso West Mortuary, Inc. DORSEY, Ernest, died April 26, 2011. DOVE Willie Carl, Jr., 40, died April 15, 2011. FORD Rosa, died April 26, 2011. GAMBLE Joe, died April 21, 2011. GIBBS William R., Jr., 83, died April 26, 2011. GREEN Bernice, 82, died April 21, 2011. GREEN Jerome, died April 24, 2011. GREENE Susie, funeral service was held April 30, 2011. GRIFFIN Willie, Sr., 88, died April 21, 2011. FREDERICK Anthony, died April 24, 2011. FREEMAN Wanda, 43, died April 23, 2011. HASTY Clarence, 64, died April 23, 2011. HENRY Juanita, 57, died April 25, 2011. KEEN Kermit Ralph, died April 22, 2011. HICKEY David Allan, 37, died April 23, 2011. HILDEBRAND, Phyllis, died April 23, 2011. JONES Williams, 72, died April 19, 2011. LANG Diane, 65, died April 24, 2011. MARSH Thelma P., died April 23, 2011. McGRUDER Essie Mae Williams, 81, funeral service was held April 30, 2011. MILLS, Jesse, died April 26, 2011. MITCHELL Daniel, died April 21, 2011. MORLEY James Arthur, 65, died April 20, 2011. PATTERSON Michelle, died April 23, 2011. REED, Rev. Charles W., died April 26, 2011. ROBINSON Johnnie, died April 23, 2011. SANFORD Wanda Darlene, died April 25, 2011. SEAY Shirley Edna, died April 21, 2011. SMITH Donna Raley, 52, died April 25, 2011. SMITH, Leroy, Jr., 57, died April 23, 2011. STANSELL Geraldine, died April 21, 2011. TARVER, Vashaun M., died April 25, 2011. TAYLOR Lois, 69, died April 19, 2011. THOMPSON FloriaMae, died April 23, 2011. THOMPSON Merle D., Jr., 58, died April 22, 2011. TURNER Mattie Bell Laney, April 24, 2011. WALKER Cecile J., April 26, 2011. WARD Beauty M., died April 25,02011. WEST, William Henry, Jr., 52, died April 23, 2011. WILLIAMS Larry James, 64, died April 18, 2011. WRIGHT Johnnie Roxie, funeral service was held April 30, 2011. ~*~GEORGIA DEATHS BOLES Sarah May, died April 27, 2011. CAMPBELL Anthony Tony,Ž 56, died April 26, 2011. LUFF, Jimmie O., 62, died April 26, 2011. PEEPLES Estelle M., 73, died April 26, 2011. Historic Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church 201 East Beaver St. (904) 355-9475 Rev. Pearce Edwing, Sr. Sunday Worship Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10:00 a.m. Church School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8:30 p.m. Wednesday Glory HourŽ Bible Study . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10:00 a.m. Jehovah JirehŽ Bible Study . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6:30 p.m. 2nd & 4th Thursday Young at Heart Ministry . . . . . .10:00 a.m. Friday Joy Explosion Ministry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6:30 p.m. The Church DirectoryCome and Worship With UsŽ New Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church1824 Prospect Street Jacksonville, FL 32208Sunday School ƒ..............ƒƒƒƒƒƒ..9:30 a.m. Sunday Morning Intercessory Prayer...............ƒ..10:45 a.m. Morning Worship ......................11:00 a.m. Youth Church 2nd & 3rd Sundays (Old Sanctuary) Tuesday Pastoral Bible Study ................ 7:00 p.m. Elder Arnitt Jones, Acting Pastor Rev. Joe Calhoun, Pastor Emeritus (904) 764-5727 Church GREATER EL-BETHEL DIVINE HOLINESS CHURCHThe Church Where Everybody Is SomebodyŽBishop Lorenzo Hall., Pastor Street Address: 723 W. 4th St. Jacksonville, Florida 32209 Mailing Address: P.O. Box 3575, Jacksonville, Florida 32206Church Telephone: (904) 359-0661 Home: (904) 358-8932 Cell: 710-1586Sunday School.......................................................................................9:30 a.m. Morning Worship.................................................................................11:00 a.m. Tuesday................................................Prayer Meeting & Bible Study,7:00 p.m. Thursday...............................................................................Joy Night,7:00 p.m.Email: Gospell75@aol.com Website: Greaterelbethel.org Faith In Our CommunitySchedule of Events and ServicesPAGE A-3 THE STAR APRIL 30, 2011 Tune In To IMPACT IMPACTTuesday and Thursday from 8:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.WCGL-AM 1360The Florida Star and Impact Striving To Make A Difference! Clara McLaughlin Host Yvonne Brooks Co-Host CHURCH Paynes Chapel A.M.E. Church2200 Albany Street, P.O. Box 759, Brunswick, GA 31520 (912) 261-9555 Rev. Richard Hutcherson, Pastor Worship Opportunities: Sunday Church School A Life Changing ExperienceŽ . . 9:15 10:55 a.m. Morning Worship Service . . . . . . 11:00 a.m. Church at Study (Weekly Bible Study) Monday Nights . . . . . . . . . . 7:00 8:30 p.m. Join Us as We Study the Word of God and Enrich Our Souls! ADVERTISING DEADLINE: ADVERTISING DEADLINE: For the Church Page For the Church Page Wednesdays @ 2:00 P.M. Wednesdays @ 2:00 P.M. Call: (904) 766-8834 ask for Liz Call: (904) 766-8834 ask for Liz or EMAIL: info@thefloridastar.com or EMAIL: info@thefloridastar.com DEATH NOTICES DEATH NOTICES OBITUARIES 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 SENIOR LIFE FOUNDATION LAUNCHES PROJECT TO HELP SENIOR CITIZENS REDUCE HIGH ENERGY COSTS In order to provide emergency assistance to low-income seniors with extremely high energy bills, the Senior Life Foundation is partnering with the Northeast Florida Community Action Agency and the City's Independent Living program in a "Saving Our Seniors Energy" (SOS) undertaking to repair or replace an essential appliance whose condition is contibuting to high energy costs for those who meet Senior Life Foundation's eligibility requirements. The Foundation receives referrals from the N.E. Florida Community Action Agency when after doing an energy audit of homes where the electric bills are inordinately high, they find a root cause of the problem is with a faulty electrical appliance. Joan Turner, a Foundation board member and program manager for the Independent Living program, is coordinating the new project and is responsible for determining the eligibility of the individual. For referred seniors to receive assistance, they must be at least 60 years old, be living independently and have a monthly household income that does not exceed $1,000. "We are pleased to collaborate with these two fine agencies in order to help seniors in need and see this as a way to get at a root cause of the energy problem," says Mari Terbrueggen, president of the Senior Life Foundation. For further information, call Jean Ludlow, 737-1943. SUNDAY MUSIC MAY 2011 Unitarian Universalist Church of Jacksonville 7405 Arlington Expressway, Jacksonville, FL 32211 904-355-7584 Rev. Ron Hersom, minister Henson Markham, music director Free and open to the public Sunday, May 1, 10:45 am Flat Mountain Ramblers vocals, flute, mandolin, guitar Celtic & Beyond Sunday, May 8, 10:45 am In Celebration of Mother's Day Kimberly Beasley, soprano; Jeanne Huebner, piano Broadway Favorites Sunday, May 15, 10:45 am Jason Anderson Sean Tarleton, jazz duo Back by popular demand! Sunday, May 22, 10:45 am Hector Gonzalez, countertenor Sunday, May 29, 10:45 am Memorial Day Observance Aron Mujumdar, violin; Henson Markham, harpsichord Rob McKennon, trumpet; Jeremy Lucas, narrator Bach: Sonata for violin & harpsichord Unger: Ashoken Farewell NEW FOUNTAIN CHAPEL A.M.E. CHURCH with Rev. Louis Kirkland, Pastor, cordially invite you to come and join us as we celebrate our Annual Leona Daniels Day May 15, 2011. Our services are as follows: Church School at 9:00 a.m., Morning Worship at 10:45 a.m., and Evening Worship at 4:00 p.m. The church is located at 737 Jessie St. For more information, call 904-358-2258. NORTHSIDE CHURCH OF CHRIST cordially invites you to their 31st Annual Inspirational Ladies Day weekend, May 7, 2011, 8 a.m. … 12:00 p.m. We will have two dynamic speakers: Sis. Lynn Sherman keynote speaker and Michelle Banks, motivational speaker both from the Northside Church of Christ. This event is free and open to all: mothers, sisters, daughters and best friends! Please contact the Northside Church of Christ for any questions: Our location: 4736 Avenue B, Jacksonville, Fl., 32209 (904) 765-9830.

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L L IFE IFE S S TYLE TYLE A4 C M Y K Socially SpeakingBy Betty Asque Davis / Photos by F.M. Powell Theres Always Something Happening On The First CoastŽ Theres Always Something Happening On The First CoastŽPAGE A-4THE STAR APRIL 30, 2011(Unless otherwise specified) Thank you for sharing your events and stories for the column each week! Because of you readers are there with you each week. Fo r column entries you may contact me directly at 904 571-1182, Toll Free Fax 866 488 6407 or by e-mail at: badavis@watsonrealtycorp.com. SEE YOU IN THE PAPER SEE YOU IN THE PAPER ! HandsOn Jacksonville Celebrates Good Times, Good Service and Especially Good People!HandsOn Jacksonville honored eleven (11) individuals and four groups last week at their annual Celebration of volunteers program. Since 1976 HandsOn Jacksonville has celebrated people who do GOOD. We tell stories of the ordinary people in the community who rose above their own needs and worries to reach out and make a difference in the lives of others,Ž stated Mrs. Judith A.M. Smith, DM, CEO and President of HandsOn Jacksonville before the celebratory program. She further stated, We seek out and showcase amazing stories in hopes that we will inspire others to also do something good. In a world that has entirely too much cynicism, selfishness and bad news delivered daily, we lift up goodness, optimism, and selfless service on this inspirations evening. Plus, we deliver the best party in town afterwards!Ž Award recipients inspirational stories were presented in a beautiful video produced by PGA TOUR Entertainment. The awards recognition program was emceed by Charlene Shirk was followed by a rousing live auction, entertainment from the UNF Jazz Combo and food from many of the best restaurants on the First Coast.2011 Award Recipients Pinnacle Awards Bernard V. Gregory Servant Leader Award Dr. Charles B. McIntosh Tillie Kidd Fowler Spirit of Service Award The Jacksonville Bar Association Edward R. Hayes Unity in Action Award The Reverend Davette TurkHandsOn Awards Art of Caring Dr. Wayne Wood Faith in Action Jim Selzer HandsOn Community Peg Chassman HandsOn Earth Sandy Golding HandsOn Health Joann Manning International Outreach Ray Storms Literacy Matters WJCT Radio Readers Planned Acts of Kindness Professional Women's Council Service in Uniform Lt. Jeff White Volunteers Mean Business Fidelity Investments Young at Heart Helen Ludwig Youth Works Matthew PendletonCongratulations to each of the Honorees and Kudos to HandsOn Jacksonville for putting on a fabulous event!!

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PAGE A-5 THE STAR APRIL 30, 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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RCIG"C/8 VJG"UVCT CRTKN"52."4233 Once you know, theres only one place to go.Perhaps youve been running all over town to save a little bit here and a little bit there. When all the time, you could save just as much at Publix, and enjoy the shopping experience, too. So relax„weve got you covered. Go to publix.com/save right now to make plans to save this week. to save here. DIVERSITYCelebrating 1985|2010 ANNIVERSARY DIVERSITY AWARD WINNERSCONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2011 MINORITYOWNED BUSINESSES PRESENTING THE 7th ANNUAL DIVERSITY AWARDSRecognizing Northeast Floridas largest minority-owned businesses and the companies and individuals who have had an impact on the ethnic-minority community.LUNCH AND AWARDS PRESENTATION Marriott Southpoint Cost: $45 per person, $400 per table of 10 Table Patron: $550 includes: table of 10 with preferred seating, table signage with company logo and recognition at the event. RSVP DEADLINE: FRIDAY, APRIL 29RSVP online at www.tinyurl.com/jbj2011diversity or contact Leslie Grayson at lgrayson@bizjournals.com or 904.265.2236Reservations and pre-payment are required to secure your seat. Refunds will not be issued. 0 1 0 2 | 5 8 9 1

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B1 C M Y KAPRIL 30, 2011 THESTAR LOCAL FL GA SECTION B Womens Conference at Emanuel, Gainesville Photos and story by Rinetta M. Fefie The Annual Womens Conference at Emanuel Missionary Baptist Church in Gainesville, FL under the direction of Pastor Thomas D.A. Blue III took place on April 16-17, 2011. The theme for the conference was Christians Preparing Themselves by Picking Up the Pieces.Ž The Presiding Pastor for the Conference was Pastor Denise Brown of Hagios Ministries. The morning of the 16th began with a wonderful breakfast done by the EMBC Culinary Ministry. The first speaker Mrs. Kate Mayberry, First Lady of Pleasantville Missionary Baptist Church, truly set the stage for a fulfilling day with her message on Virtuous Christians. Next on the program was a noted three generations of Blessed women, Mother, Apostle Edith Jones of The New House of Prayer & Victory church followed by a solo by her granddaughter Sharena Webb. Last but definitely not least was the daughter of Jones, Prophetess Victoria C. Milton of Excellent Women of God Ministries with her message titled Dont Let Your Wounds Get in Your Way. Saturday night at the church featured a Pre-Easter Program hosted by Quarterman Productions benefiting the Youth Ministry of EMBC. The program featured such talents as Evangelist Hill, Charles Grover featuring Oscar, Lil Johnny and the Gospel Wonders, The Southland Singers, The Gospel Echoes, Brother Leon Young, The Gospel Tones, Brightside Spiritual Gospel Singers, and The City Wide Male Chorus. Sunday Morning the 17th the conference began with the beautiful talented voice of Lady Bessie Hunt with two dynamic solos. Lastly, the message came from Minister Harriet DeBose of Mt. Pedro Baptist Church entitled You Cant Have My Prize. At the end of this conference you could not walk away without saying you were truly blessed and full of the Spirit. Three generations, Mother-Apostle Edith Jones, Daughter Prophetess Victoria C. Milton, and Granddaughter Sister Sharena Webb. Performers at the conference Rev. Thomas D. A. Blue, III Mrs. Kate Mayberry, First Lady of Pleasantville Missionary Baptist Church. Group performing at the conference Minister Harriet DeBose

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Dear Deanna! Im the babysitter for my neighbor and the kids father is starting to make hints that he wants a relationship. He has given me flowers and we shared a bottle of wine when his wife was out of town. Hes putting pressure on me to be intimate but I dont feel comfortable in his house. I need to talk to him to see what he wants from me and what his plans are for his marriage. How do I have this discussion? Stressed Babysitter Charleston, SC Dear Babysitter: The only discussion you need to have is the one asking for your check from his wife and ending your services. This man only wants you for sex because his wife is away working and he sees a willing babysitter. Dont be flattered by the wine because that was part of his game to get you to give it up. You dont need to discuss anything with him except the fact youre not interested and he needs to find another babysitter and keep it moving. Dear Deanna! My sister has moved in with me and its a total disaster. She is a liar, a thief and a master manipulator. I am used to a calm life that doesnt involve anyone opening my mail, answering my phone and acting as if they live in a hotel with room service. Im going to put her out but I have to face drama from my family because shes told them a pack of lies. Our family is torn and she already has everyone on her side. How do I evict her and still save face? Anonymous Los Angeles, CA Dear Anonymous: You need your sister and all of this madness just like you need a hole in the head. However, your sister is someone you grew up with and you knew most things about her before she moved in. This decision is quick and to the point. If its your house, your rules and your money, then she needs to shape up or ship out. If you have some joint agreements, then you need to change some locks, make new rules and try again before sending her packing. Dear Deanna! I am fresh out of a long term relationship and I really enjoy my single life and freedom. My girlfriends all envy me and now their boyfriends are accusing them of cheating and looking for men when they hang out with me. I am not going to water down my lifestyle right now and my friends are having a hard time with this. They say that I am acting loose and as if I dont have any morals. I think theyre tied down to balls and chains and are jealous. Am I wrong? Happy and Free On-line Reader Dear Happy: The men of your friends are insecure and obviously dont know their women as well as they think. If your behavior is affecting them, you need to cool off and slow it down a bit when youre around them. These are your friends and you need to still show some respect and regard for the differences in your relationships, or lack thereof. At the end of the day, enjoy your life and realize that everyone is responsible for their choices. Yours just appears more fun right now Ask Deanna is written by Deanna M. Write Ask Deanna! Email: askdeanna1@yahoo.com or write: Deanna M, 264 S. La Cienega, Suite 1283, Beverly Hills, CA 90211 Website: www.askdeanna.com Ask Deanna!PAGE B 2THE STAR APRIL 30, 2011 D{<"Lwuvkp"Ocdtkg Plus One Without You The longer you date an individual, the more you will want to involve him or her in your life. It is natural for increased social interaction to exist due to the fact that you are enjoying him or her more and do not want the moments to stop just because others are around. Possibly, before this increase you may have perceived your friends and family to be an outlet and metaphoric place of refuge to get breathing time and space. You eventually discovered that this breathing time would be better spent with this special person you have been dating for whatever period of time. Your friends and family were always curious and waiting for the opportunity to be involved in your life apart from them, so this transition works in their favor as well. With your significant other being an extension of you, the hopeful outcome of increased interaction is that your circle friends and family will accept and enjoy him or her. Once the connection is made, and if it is a positive one, your significant other will form a rapport separate from your involvement. This is not done with malicious intent and it makes interactions much more personal and comfortable when two individuals do not feel that a third party is the determining cohesion to their existing relationship. The effect of a triangle-rapport is much like the shape of a triangle. The similarity exists in that one person is at one point (on the top) and the other two individuals are on the same plane (at the bottom) with the connection of all involved coming from the top point. In turn the person on top is preventing a three-sided equality of the relationship. If you are uncomfortable with your partner interacting with your family and friends then you should make him or her aware of your uneasiness and that you need time for comfort to exist, but you should not try to prevent and stop their interaction. Your partner is not a threat to your relationships with others and you must always allow natural progressions to exist as long as respect to you exists from both parties. It could be your request that you be kept up to date as the rapports are being made between your partner and your friends and family. In the long run, the more comfortable and familiar your partner feels in reference to the people you are with when apart from him or her, the stronger the relationship. So, put your control tendencies and selfish thoughts to the side and appreciate the bigger picture that is being drawn. It is possible to be vocal and observant at the same time but avoid vocal accusations based on your own insecurities. Surrounding yourself with individuals who have your best interest will help alleviate minute concerns and awkward feelings. Remember: Encourage rapports to form. Do not prohibit for selfish reasons. Community Activities NEW STANTON SR. HIGH SCHOOL CLASS of 1963 will meet the third Sunday of each month at the Highlands Branch Library, 1826 Dunn Avenue at 3:00-5:00 pm., preparing for Class 50th Reunion in the year 2013. Contact Gracie Smith Foreman @ 904 766-5221. NO MEETINGS JUNE & JULY. Library closed Sundays for those months 3RD ANNUAL SHANNON MILLER KIDS MARATHON. This one mile children's run and women's 5k creates a day of health and fitness for the whole family. April 30, 8 a.m. at The Jacksonville Landing. Call 904.353.1188 for information. THE JACKSONVILLE FERTILITY AWARENESS SEMINAR. During NIAW, Brown Fertility, Assisted Fertility of North Florida, and The Jacksonville Center for Reproductive Medicine, will host a free patient education symposium, on Saturday April 30, 2011 from 8:00 am to 12:30 pm at the Wyndham Hotel, downtown Jacksonville, FL. For more information about the seminar, go to jaxfertility.net. HIPP STREET. Don't miss this free concert on the river, April 30, 10 p.m.at The Jacksonville Landing Date: Saturday, April 30, 2011, 9:00 PM 1:00 AM The Jacksonville Landing, 2 Independent Dr. W., Jacksonville, FL 32202. Call 904.353.1188 for information. MENOPAUSE: THE MUSICAL. This uplifting production includes parodies from the '60s through the '80s and culminates with a salute to women experiencing "The Change." April 30 May 1, Times Union Center for the Performing Arts 300 Water Street, Times Union Center, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Call 904.633.6110 18THANNUAL WORLD OF NATIONS CELEBRATION. Join your friends and neighbors on an exciting trip around the globe through May 1. Journey with us as we celebrate the rich cultural traditions and unique heritage of people from around the world. As you travel through the World of Nations, experience the cuisine, artistry and customs from lands near and far. Grab your passport and see the sights! Located at the Metropolitan Park, 4110 Gator Bowl Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32202. For more information call 904.630.0837 FREE CHOLESTEROL AND DIABETES SCREENINGS offered from 12:00 pm 5:00 pm, May 2 at Winn-Dixie Pharmacy, 1545 County Road 220, Fleming Island, FL. For more information call Cholestcheck: 800-713-3301 (NoAppointments) AMATEUR NIGHT AT THE RITZ. Contestants compete for cash prizes and let the audience be the judge. Acts include singing, dancing, mime, comedy and spoken word. May 6, at 7:30 p.m., Ritz Theatre & LaVilla Museum, 829 N. Davis Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Call 904.632.5555 for more information MEET THE JAZZ FESTIVAL POSTER ARTIST. Learn about exciting performances including Natalie Cole, Herbie Hancock and Eddie Palmieri along with activities for this years festival held May 26-29 in the heart of downtown. For more information, call (904) 630-3690 or email events@coj.net THE FEMALE DR. PHIL, ANDI K., MA IS A LEADING PROFESSIONAL IN SOCIAL EDUCATION AND CONSULTING. Please check out the latest video additions on YouTube://www.youtube.com/user/AndiKConsulting editingSend your feedback to 972.591.3883 (Phone) or http://www.andikconsulting.com ULYSSES W. WATKINS JR., MD HEALTH NOTES DIARRHEA REMEDIES GENERAL INFORMATION DEFINITION Chronic diarrhea can be caused by many things, including irritable bowel syndrome and lactose intolerance. These must be treated with medical guidance according to their causes, as must any diarrhea that last more than a couple of days or is associated with a fever. OTC antidiarrheals are intended for use in acute diarrhea (as opposed to chronic diarrhea) due to viral infections of the gastrointestinal tract, over consumption of laxative foods and drinks, food poisoning, or reactions to medicines. They should not be used for more than two or three days without consulting a physician. CHARCOAL Activated charcoal, taken in capsules, often relives diarrhea, gas, and cramping. It absorbs gases and irritating substances and holds them until excretion in the feces. ANTACIDS Aluminum-containing antacids without magnesium are not marketed as antidiarrheals, but many people find them effective as such. This is not surprising since constipation is a frequent side effect of their use for stomach-acid-related problems. POLYCARBOPHIL Polycarbophil is a bulk-forming laxative that is supposedly also effective in consolidating stools and making diarrhea less uncomfortable. It is generally safe since it does not slow down the expulsion of infectious agents and toxins, as truly effective antidiarrheals (like opiates) can do by practically stopping bowel activity. But it is apparently only marginally effective and actually has little to recommend it. SUBSALICYLATE Bismuth subsalicylate reduces cramping and frequency of bowel movements in travelers diarrhea, but large doses are required and aspirin like side effects may occur in some people.There is considerable controversy about whether it is effective in other types of diarrhea, but it does seem to help in some viral cases. Bismuth is a heavy metal and potentially toxic heavy or prolonged use can cause sever nerve toxicity that can take months to recover from. The subsalicylate is hazardous to those with stomachacid-related problems; these products should not be used by them; nor should they be used with aspirin or ibuprofen. Dont use more than three weeks without consulting a physician. ATTAPULGITE Attapulgite is suppose to reduce the number of bowel movements, but its effectiveness is in dispute. KAOLIN AND PECTIN Kaolin and pectin (as in Kaopectate) are, respectively, afine white clay and a plant fiber. The FDA expert panel has found them both, alone and in combination, ineffective in the treatment of diarrhea. They do not diminishcramping, frequency of bowel movement, or fluid and mineral loss. However, they do deem to make the stools firmer and thereby decrease discomfort; this may be worthwhile since the treatment is safe. LOPERAMIDE (Imodium is the only brand available now) works by blocking intestinal nerves,thereby reducing irritability and contractions. This is a potent drug that until recently was available only by prescription. Overuse can paralyze the intestinal muscles and cause severe constipation. Do not exceed recommended dosage. Do not use for more than two days without consulting your physician. Do not use if there is a fever or blood in the stool. Nursing and pregnant women and people taking prescription drugs should not use loperamide without consulting their doctors. Health Notes Announcements, meetings, happenings, and community events scheduled in Jacksonville and the surrounding area Dating

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Oscar winning actor Morgan Freeman narrates the new Warner Bros. short film Born To Be Wild.Ž The 3-D movie is a remarkable true life story of two incredible women who have dedicated their lives to animal preservation in the most remote parts of the world. The first is Dr. Birute Mary Galdikas, a worldrenowned primatologist who rescues and raises orphan orangutans in the rainforests of Borneo. Second is Dr. Dame Daphne M. Sheldrick who recues and raises orphan Elephants from the rugged Kenyan African Savannah. Both women have set up an animal camp so to speak where they rescue, rehabilitate and return these magnificent animals back to the wild. This film is an animal lover and nature show buffs delight and will show the viewer things in the wild not seen from the outside of the habitat of these splendid creatures. Freemans distinctive voice compliments the action of the animals and the breath taking views of the lush greenery of the Borneo rain forest and the dusty planes of the Kenyan Savannah that was brilliantly captured by master cinematographer David Douglas. Dont be surprised if this documentary is up for the big, grand OŽ prize next award season! When asked about his decision to become involved with this project, Freeman states; I get lots of calls to do narrations and once in awhile a project comes along that resonates and when that happens you go with it. I think this particular project is extremely important and well worth doing because it highlights a couple of ladies whose courage and dedication really should be trumpeted. It also highlights the danger of what we are doing as humans in terms of the rest of the life forms on the planet. We are not aware, as people, what we are doing. We are just blind fully going along eliminating habitats and killing off other creatures in order for us to have more room, to grow more food for more of us. There is an inherent danger in there and we need to somehow publicize and bring to light that if we continue the way we are going, eliminating habitat and other forms of life, we are going to be eliminating ourselves. We are just going to pay the price for that. People think that we are dominate. So were the dinosaurs.Ž In terms of animals being wild and free, what is Freemans take on zoos? He shrugs, I long ago lost my childhood fascination with zoos. Zoos are inhumane. They are really not for the animals and are there for us to gawk at. A tiger cooped up in a cage?Ž What has Freeman done in his small way to contribute to a greener planet? He laughs, I left the city and I moved back to the country thats my part. I got the hell out of the city and moved back to the dirt, plant trees. I have planted hundreds of trees.Ž PAGE B-3 THE STAR APRIL 30, 2011ENTERTAINMENT Coming Down The Pipe: According to Kevin Ross Radio Facts Blog; comic, TV and radio personality Steve Harvey is producing a movie based on his best selling book Act Like A Lady, Think Like A ManŽ starring comic/actor Kevin Hart. The script is being written by Keith Merryman and David A. Newman. Will Packer is producing through his Rain Forest Films banner while Harvey is exec producing with Roshion McDonald and Rob Hardy. Screen Gems Pictures will distribute. Magazines: Jenesis Magazine will celebrate their 4th year anniversary on Friday, April 24, 2011 with a grand bash at the Four Two Four On Fairfax Club in Hollywood. El Prez will host w/music by DJ Drewbyrd. Nick Pratt and Skeme are the featured performers for the night. Dance: Those of you who are into dance as a choreographer or dancer for films, video or stage, should check out the regular events of The Carnival Choreographers Ball.Ž Their next event on April 27th at Club Avalon in Hollywood will feature the works of Jennifer Nairn-Smith, Legacy, Erica Sobol, Isaac Tualaulelei, Miguel Azrate, Wizdom Fly Boyz, Jonnis ft. PROPS, The Body Poets, B Mitch, Noelle March, Dup Terrell, Jay ft. Unrestricted Element, Razberry Jam and a special performance by Baby Boogaloo. Those of you who fantasize or are serious about dancing in videos etc., should seriously check out www.choreographers Carnival.com. Music: Hip Hop mega star Lil Wayne is hosting a super bash at The Highlands Club in Hollywood this Friday, April 22, 2011 to celebrate the success of his YMCMB record label. All of his label stars will be in the house i.e., Drake, Nicki Minaj, Tyga, Mack Maine, Jac Millz, Cory Gunz, Lil Twist, Gudda Gubba, Lil Chckee, Short dawg, TStreets and Sanell aka Snl. The Atlantic Records/Harrell Records vocal quartet Hamilton Park who were formed from the basketball courts at The Hamilton Park Rec Center in Atlanta, has joined the ScreamŽ Tour to promote their new hit single Computer Love.Ž Movies: Born To Be Free; Warner Bros. Pictures. Featuring Dr. Birute Mary Galdikas and Dr. Dame Daphne M. Sheldrick. Narrated by Morgan Freeman. Directed by David Lickley. Associate Producer, Jill Ferguson.Special Consultant, Dr. Richard Leakey. This short documentary is about two women dedicated to saving and aiding wildlife. Dr. Birute Mary Galdikas rescues orphan orangutans in the rain forests of Borneo while Dr. Dame Daphne M. Sheldrick rescues orphan elephants from the Kenyan Savannah in Africa. The movie is in 3-D and David Douglass cinematography of the lush rain Forrest and Savannah are breath taking. This film is good for children, animal lovers and nature show buffs. Dont be surprised if it is up for a documentary or short film Oscar! Study, Observe and Win! Rych Morgan Freeman Narrates “Born To Be Wild.”By Rych McCain, feedbackrych@sbcglobal.net and Facebook Photo by Robert Kley for TV One Rych McCain’s Hollyhood Notes!By Rych McCain, feedbackrych@sbcglobal.net, Facebook Celeb Interviews

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PAGE B-4 THE STAR APRIL 30, 2011 SPORTS Its Lunchtime in Miami LeBron James made an analogy of the Playoff series with the P 76ers as being breakfast. When asked if the Miami Heat were looking forward to the second round series with the Boston Celtics, before finishing off the 76ers, James quoted lyrics from a Jay Z song and said, Were just finishing our breakfast.Ž I guess that makes the second round series with the Boston Celtic, which is set to begin on Sunday, as lunch. But if the regular season or even last season is any indicator of what type of meal the Heat is about to be served; the Heats eyes may be bigger than thier stomachs. Boston won the regular season match-up with Miami by a margin of 3-1. Not to mention that last season, it was Boston who dismissed Wades Heat and LeBrons Cavs from the playoffs. Boston ended up last season as the Eastern Conference Champions and came within 1 injured big-man (Perkins) from winning the NBA championship against the Los Angeles Lakers. With all of that in mind, Boston is still the team to beat in the east. Come Sunday in Miami... Lunch will be served. Magical Finish? Dwight Howard was at his worst, but the Orlando Magic seemed to be at their best on Tuesday night as the Magic routed the Atlanta Hawks 101-76 to avoid elimination. For the first four games Howard was the only consistent defender. However, in game 5 five there was a complete team effort on defense. On an evening Howard faced early foul trouble, his much-maligned supporting cast turned Game 5 -and perhaps the series itself -on its ear. J.J. Redick, Jason Richardson and the rest of the roster propelled the Magic to a 101-76 thrashing of the Atlanta Hawks at Amway Center. "We just played the way we should've been playing the whole series," said Howard, who made only one basket the entire game and finished with eight points."Thank God we got a victory tonight." The Hawks still hold a 3-2 series lead as the scene shifts back to Phillips Arena Thursday night. 1950s Football Star & First African American MVP, Dies at 84 Former 1950s SanFrancisco Super Star, Joe The JetŽ Perry, 84, one of the first African American stars of professional football, whose outstanding production, power, and prowess led him to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, died April 25 in Tempe, Ariz. He had dementia. Joe Perry, nicknamed "the Jet" for his power and explosive speed, was among the most exciting and overpowering runners of his time. he was the first player to gain 1,000 yards in consecutive seasons when he led the National Football League in rushing in 1953 and 1954, In 1954, he became the first African American to be named the NFL's most valuable player, and he held the NFL's career rushing record for five years. Mr. Perry was small for a fullback, even during that time period in the NFL. Joe stood just around 6 feet tall and weighed 200 pounds, but with his undersized frame, he had the ability to either make would be tacklers miss or simply run them over. 49ers teammate, receiver R.C. Owens, once called him "the toughest running back you'd ever want to see. He didn't back off from anybody." Joe Perry was part of the 49ers' famous "Million Dollar Backfield," with quarterback Y.A. Tittle, halfback Hugh McElhenny and fullback John Henry Johnson, from 1954 through 1956, They are the only starting foursome from the same backfield to be enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. "He was the fastest player off the ball in the history of the world," Tittle told the San Francisco Chronicle. "You'd take the ball from center and turn, and he was already gone through the hole." THE PLAYERS announces $50 million goal for youth-related charities in Northeast FloridaPonte Vedra Beach, Fla. … On the lawn of the famed TPC Sawgrass Clubhouse and with more than 100 children and young adults representing local non-profits serving as a colorful backdrop, PGA TOUR Commissioner Tim Finchemannounced a committed goal by THE PLAYERS Championship to generate $50 million for youthrelated charities overthe next 10 years. Joining the commissioner was Jacksonville Regional Chamber of Commerce Chairman Hugh Greene, Jacksonville Public Education Fund Chairman Gary Chartrand, Florida State College of Jacksonville President Dr. StevenWallace and numerous additional community leaders. The announcement was made just 12 days before the start of THE PLAYERS 2011, May 9-15, when the event will be played at TPC Sawgrass for the 30th time. We are proud of the impact THE PLAYERS Championship has had on manycharities … and lives … in Northeast Floridaover the years, and we have long supported youth development through a majority of our charitable proceeds,Ž said Finchem. But we have heard the call by community leaders for additional support and an increased focus on the children in this area who need us now more than ever. While we will honor all current commitments to thewonderful charities in this area that do not fall under the umbrella of youth-related, going forward, we are committing ourselves with a laser-like focus on this goal of $50 million. We hope todays announcement helps to serve as a rallying point for all of Northeast Florida to come together and address a critical need in our community. The Carolina Panthers didnt waste any time in making the first overall pick in Thursday night's 2011 NFL Draft, selecting Auburn quarterback Cam Newton to fill their most glaring positional need. Newton may not have been the best player available in the eyes of some of the experts, but its hard to overlook a kid whose been a winner at every level. As it turns out, he was the best option for the Panthers, who desperately needed a player with the skill-set to make plays with his arm as well as with his legs. Newton should certainly spark what was one of the leagues worst offenses last year. It was no secret team officials, from owner Jerry Richardson to coach Ron Rivera, were enamored of Newton's exciting potential as a passer and runner. It became more evident the Panthers were comfortable in choosing Newton after all things checked out in their extensive research about him. So it looks like the number one player, from the number one college team, who finished number 1 in the Heisman voting, has once again managed to come out on top. Hes not on the number one team anymore, but the good news for Cam Newton, besides the multi million dollar contract, signing bonus, and franchise tag is that there is no where to go but up. The Panthers arent likely to make the Superbowl, but they should be fun to watch. Number 1 Again & Again

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APRIL 30 2011THE STARPR 1 PREP RAP PREP RAP Youth Section Youth Section TALLAHASSEE, Fla. … Susan Dunbar will share a significant milestone with her daughter, Ayonna Dunbar, as they both graduate from Florida A&M University (FAMU). On Saturday, April 30 nearly 1,400 candidates will join the Dunbars to receive their diploma during the Spring Commencement ceremony in the Alfred Lawson Jr. Multipurpose Center and Teaching Gymnasium. Atlanta Mayor M. Kasim Reed will serve as the keynote speaker for FAMUs 9 a.m. Spring Commencement ceremony and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Lisa P. Jackson will serve as the 2 p.m. speaker. Doors will open for the public at 8 a.m. for the 9 a.m. ceremony and at 1 p.m. for the 2 p.m. ceremony. Susan Dunbar, 50, stated that it was a little tough coming back to school, juggling her family and church; however, she does not regret her decision. My family and friends supported me throughout my tenure at FAMU,Ž said Susan Dunbar. When I thought that I could not do it, they encouraged me.Ž Susan Dunbar, a nursing major, graduated from FAMU 28 years ago with a bachelors of science in nursing before enrolling into the masters program in 2009; two years after Ayonna Dunbar started her first semester and the same semester her son Darius Dunbar, 20, started classes at FAMU. The three of us attending FAMU was an advantage,Ž said Susan Dunbar. We would check on each other to make sure we completed projects and papers, and often compare our GPAs [grade point average].Ž Ayonna Dunbar, 23, who is also excited about graduating alongside her mother, plans to get her masters degree in mental health at FAMU. Her passion for health derives from her mothers community outreach. My mother is known for always helping someone,Ž said Ayonna Dunbar, a senior psychology major. Shes naturally an humanitarian.Ž Last year, Susan Dunbar coordinated a health fair in the Housing Community in Tallahassee where she educated residents and facilitated a variety of health screenings. This is really exciting because I thought I was going to experience the excitement of graduation alone,Ž said Ayonna Dunbar. Im glad to have my mother to share this moment with me.Ž Susan Dunbar, who is graduating with honors, is scheduled to receive her diploma during the 2 p.m. ceremony, and Ayonna Dunbar will receive her diploma during the 9 a.m. ceremony. This is the greatest Mothers Day gift I could ever receive,Ž said Susan Dunbar. Having my daughter and myself graduate at the same time is awesome.Ž Mother and Daughter Scheduled to Graduate at FAMU

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APRIL 30 2011THE STARPR 2ACTYes. ACT Has An(other) App For That. ACT launches new mobile student site Tech-savvy teens have a new way to prepare for the ACT. The information they need is now right at their fingertips„and its free! ACT, Inc., an educational leader in innovative solutions, has released its second new application for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users. The ACTStudentŽ app is now available through the App StoreSM. The ACT student application allows students to: Take practice ACT questions View their ACT registration status, admission ticket, and scores Learn about important test information With two college-age kids of my own, and coming from years on college campuses, Im convinced that new technology is the key way to communicate with young people„and a lot of other people too,Ž said ACT CEO Jon Whitmore. High school students, schools and parents can continue to access ACTs iPhone college search app released in February. In addition to the college and student apps for the iPhone, all Smartphone users will now be able to find information on the new ACT mobile website at http://m.actstudent.org.FAMU Office of Counseling Excellent Practice Leads to Re-Accreditation TALLAHASSEE, Fla. „ After being evaluated by the International Association of Counseling Services, Inc. (IACS) against high standards of counseling practice, Florida A&M Universitys (FAMU) Office of Counseling Services was re-accredited and found to offer competent and reliable professional services to students. The approval by IACS depended upon evidence of continuing professional development as well as demonstration of excellence in counseling performance, which traces back to FAMUs practice of excellence with caring. Our ongoing accreditation is due to the professionalism and dedication of the counseling staff in providing a host of services that far exceed what one would expect for an office our size,Ž said Yolanda Bogan, director of the Office of Counseling Services. The ongoing collaboration we have with student organizations and departments in student affairs and academic affairs insures that we are responsive to the mental health needs of our students through prevention and treatment efforts.Ž The Counseling Office offers individual, group, and couples counseling along with community outreach, emergency, and psychiatric services for FAMU students. Counseling benefits students by assisting them in gaining and improving social and emotional skills that contribute to retention. Counseling allows students to address a variety of concerns in a confidential, professional environment so that they can work toward their goals including college graduation. Learning adaptive ways of coping is a skill that benefits students life-long, contributes to a stronger student body, and enhances the safety of the college environment. The IACS was established in 1972 to encourage and aid counseling agencies to meet high professional standards through peer evaluation and to inform the public about counseling services that are competent and reliable. Counseling is free to all FAMU students for up to twelve sessions per semester. Counseling Services is a department within the Division of Student Affairs. For more information on the FAMU Office of Counseling Services, contact Bogan at 850-599-3745.Florida's Mad Dash to MediocrityBy Dan Ill be pretty happy when FCAT week is over. My oldest is in an advanced math class, and for some time now the class stopped teaching its normal curriculum in order to reteach the FCAT math they learned a year or two ago. So they are preparing for the FCAT, even if it means neglecting their advanced studies. I shouldnt be so selfish about my childs education, right? Why should my childs potential stand in the way of Floridas race to have the most mediocre school system in the nation? (insert dripping sarcasm and parental outrage here!) Floridas emphasis on testing is insane. We have become a school system whose entire purpose seems to be to prepare kids for minimal competence tests that rate their schools. Education Week ranks Florida as having more tests and measurements than nearly any state in the union. Of course, you can weigh a malnourished dog every day … that doesnt improve its health. Here, testing has become teaching. If you think the FCAT is overemphasized now wait until teacher salaries and job security are indexed to it. Florida made a huge mistake when it adopted a grading instrument that only measures how well schools move kids to minimal competence in a few subjects. While parents love to hear their school is an AŽ school … all that means is that their school is more successful in moving children to grade level in basic math and reading (and sometimes science). Is that really all you wanted for your kids? It also means that courses not covered by the FCAT -history, foreign languages, high level math and English, art, music …dont matter and are, therefore, terribly neglected. That is especially so when the Governor and legislature insist on cutting already anemic school funding. Is it any wonder that Florida schools have become so uninteresting that we host one of the worst graduation rates in the nation? Other states … like New Yorks Regents exams … dont overemphasize the exams but rather measure minimal and maximum performance in many subject areas. Public school students motivated in New York to perform exceptionally on their exams become Regents ScholarsŽ … and that accomplishment has great cache with colleges. Ever heard of an FCAT Scholar? I tried to convince the state to adopt Regents style tests years ago … but they have moved slowly and wont let go of the FCAT. In fairness to the architects of the FCAT, I realize its hard to measure whether a child has reached his or her potential. But Florida seems to have decided since we cant measure maximum performance, lets just measure minimal competence. Lets make our floor also our ceiling, and declare success when we reach this low water mark. Its almost as if the creators of Floridas grading system cynically believe that public schools are for the masses who should be happy with mediocrity, and anything more should be found in private schools. I couldnt disagree more and, in fact, Floridas Constitution guarantees high qualityŽ public education. Well, next week Sophies advanced math teacher will work feverishly to catch up or she will just have to leave things out. But at least Sophie will know she played an integral part in Floridas mad dash to mediocrity. As for me, Im so mad I could spit.

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APRIL 30 2011 THE STAR PR 4 Youth Section Youth Section 1 Jefrey Storey, Dalvin Storey, Marico Riley, Ricard Leggett, Michael Pinckney, Kevin Stephenson, Thatcher Rottinhaus, Coach David Green, Anthony Jeanty, Sam Carrol, Tysheem Meyers "7th Grade Runner UP, North Florida Spartans" 2 Travis Pace, Trey Mayberry, Calvin Long, Kevin Massey, Marcus Richards, Rashard Richardson, Jalen Holloman, Cedric Walden, Coach Dareyl Brown, "ohn Berrons(Not Shown)" Jax Nets ,17 and Under winners 3 Score Keepers Alexis Brown, Brittaney Neavins, Whitney Neavins and Brandi Walker 2 2 3 3

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Judge Held at Gunpoint by Police pastors, called Donald Trump, a


It was Easter Sunday and Judge
Ilona Holmes and her family were
enjoying their holy day when
Si things were turned around.
The family soon found them-
S. l selves being held at gunpoint by
*- -- -Broward County Sheriff's
deputies who were responding to
i, a burglary call at another house.
SThe officers did not know they
= L Il were at the wrong house.
Judge Ilona Holmes, Broward County Circuit Judge Listening to the 911 call, Judge
Holmes told the deputies as they
ordered the family to come out of the house and lie on the ground, that she was a
judge.
This was not the home of the judge as she had joined her family at her sister's house
for dinner. As her sister was clearing the items from dinner, a neighbor called her
and advised that police were called for another home. She therefore closed the
blinds and then saw someone outside with a flashlight, pointing a gun. He yelled for
her to come out with her hands up. She screamed to her sister, the judge that some-
one was going to shoot her. The judge, according to reports, is known to carry a gun.
The officer identified himself and the judge identified her self as the family advised
the deputy that this was their home.
Finally all of the family members were told to lie on the ground. The judge
explained that she could not but all of them, at one point, were held at gunpoint with
their hands in the air until one of the deputies recognized the judge.

Man Hangs Himself on Transcending Ladies
Cross on Good Friday of Diddy Dirty Money
1 -.I- : By G'Abrams


His wife tried to talk him out of it but
Rich McGuffie said he had to do it and
spent over ten hours hanging from a
cross on Good Friday. His desire was
to draw attention to the death of Somer
Thompson and Christopher Barrios,
two children who were murdered and
the senseless war in Iraq and
Afghanistan. McGuffie is a former
Marine.
Your Phone Tracking You


It was surely a surprise when it was
learned that your cell phone tracks all
of the places you go, and stores such
information. You can automatically
transfer the places to any computer.
What is most fascinating is the fact
that you cannot erase or delete your
movements. So, if you are planning to
go some place and you don't want any-
one to know that you have been there,
you must just leave your phone behind
because, it will tell.
This is a recent discovery.


It's has been a while since I last saw, or spoke
with the hip-hop mogul Sean "Diddy"
Combs. Once I heard he was headed to
Jacksonville, FL. I made the appropriate con-
nection and we set up a time for me to get
with his group "Diddy Dirty Money". While I
was waiting on my in-person visit with the
group, one day I got a message that they
would be calling me in forty-five minute. I'm
sitting in my office, at my desk, on my com-
puter, and get an email from Interscope
Records, Diddy DirtyMoney's record label.
In this message I'm informed Dawn and
Kalenna would be available for me but Diddy
would not. So while on tour the young ladies
called me, from their second stop in Chicago,
IL. Both very excited, all positive, giving
thanks to God for opportunity. Dawn on her
second tour; first tour (2006-07 Back To
Basics). Kalenna a winner of two Russian
Grammys on tour for the first time. I con-
versed with them on each of their stardom,
artistry, and community involvement. In
questioning how they are transcending in the
Hip Hop community as young African
American women they both stated that it feels
good not to be exploited. Being around an
icon such as the mogul P. Diddy keeps them
striving to new heights daily. Dawn and
Kalenna feel that as they grow in the music
industry their accomplishments will inspire
younger women that they can just be them-
selves and make it. Kalenna born in North
Philadelphia a military brat did a lot of travel-
ing growing around the world. She stated
being a runaway teen she wants to be an ear
for the youth, to help stir them in the right
direction. Losing a sister to lupus she works
to help bring awareness of the disease in her
community. Dawn born and raised in New
Orleans has a foundation that caters to fami-
lies that have lost homes, and possessions
because of a natural disaster. She is also part-
nering with other charity organizations.
These women are working to make their lives
and community better.


Billionaire Racist
The National Black Church Initiative, a faith-based coali-
tion of 34,000 churches comprised of 15 denominations and
15.7 million African Americans, is outraged by recent
remarks by Donald Trump. Trump re-ignited false allega-
tions of President Barack Obama's citizenship. The ministers
say that Trump's remarks and behavior speak to a deeper and
more insidious problem racism.
Rev. Anthony Evans, president of NBCI and pastor of Oak
Rev. Tony Evans, Cliff Bible Fellowship, Dallas, says, "When anyone attempts
President, National to divide the American public for personal political gain the
Black Church democratic system is tarnished by indignity."
Initiative(NBCI)
"I strongly feel that Donald Trump is using race to further a
divisive agenda an agenda that has no place in modem American political culture."
President Obama released to the world a copy of his original birth certificate earli-
er this week and then went on to Chicago and appeared as a guest on the Oprah
Winfrey's show.
When Oprah asked him if he waited so long to respond to the allegations because
of fear that he may not have been bom in Hawaii, the president answered, "No,
because I was there."
After Trump learned of the birth certificate, he first said, the display made him
proud that he made him show it. He further stated that he could not understand how
Mr. Obama was admitted to Ivey League schools because he was not a good student
- another initial step to display racism. The president was an honor student in school.

Mr. Brown or Mr. Hogan
Story and photo by Dan Evans

S'C"Leadership is to protect
the resources of the citi-
zens not waste them. For
education I will take a
stand to do what's right."
These are the words
echoed by Mayoral
Candidate Alvin Brown.
Mr. Brown and Candidate
Mike Hogan met in a close
to real debate at The
Mayoral candidates Mike Hogan and Alvin Brown Jacksonville Regional
Chamber of Commerce
Arlington Council Meeting. Moderators Matthew Kampfe and John Daley asked
questions and allowed rebuttals. Mr. Hogan concerned about the 50% of Americans
eligible to vote that are not registered explained to the audience that only 7% of the
registered voters in Duval County will control the election May 17th. Mr. Hogan
issued a challenge to check his record to see if he has done what he said he would
do. The Florida Star urges you to check the record for yourself. Mr. Brown stated he
has always made this election about you, your grand kids, their hopes and dreams
and aspirations. Mr. Brown says he wants your kids to graduate, go off to college,
come back home to a job or start a business and raise a family. The questions asked
can be adapted to your community. When you have the opportunity to ask the
Candidates substitute your community and ask these same questions.
Jacksonville has some great neighborhoods however many neighborhoods and
areas like (your place) have gone steadily downhill, how do you prioritize which
neighborhoods/areas get funding to help them improve?

As a city Jacksonville applies for numerous federal grant programs,
which requires matching funds from taxpayer dollars as mayor would you support
or not support this additional burden on Duval citizens.
Name one short range, intermediate rage and long range goal you
have for the city and how you intend to accomplish them?
There is documentation both (Alvin and Mike) have chosen not to
attend all the debates or candidate forums, why has this then been your strategy?

Mr. Brown wants to have one more T.V. debate before the election. Mr. Hogan has
issues with another debate. This reporter and the staff of The Florida / Georgia Star
urge you to make a decision. It's your right. It's your privilege. People have died for
this right. It's your scripture related duty (Matt: 22: 20-22) as a citizen of
Jacksonville. VOTE ABSENTEE or VOTE EARLY starting May 2, or GO TO THE
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HUD KICKS UOFF AlIR HOUSING MIUNIH, LAUNCHES NAIIUNAL MEDIA CAIVMAIGIN

WASHINGTON The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced today that
'it is launching a national media campaign to kick off Fair Housing Month, celebrated across the country
each April to commemorate the passage of the Fair Housing Act. The "Live Free" campaign will use
newspaper and magazine ads, as well as the latest digital media, including social networking sites, to
increase the Department's efforts to educate the public and housing providers about their fair housing
rights and responsibilities.
"Much has changed since the Fair Housing Act became law in 1968. Our country is more diverse
than it's ever been. These changes have brought new challenges as we continue our fight to address
inequality in housing," said John Trasvin a, HUD Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal
Opportunity. "Our society is more technologically advanced today. Therefore, this new campaign uses
the latest media tools to better reach all people about housing discrimination and what to do if they
experience it."
The Fair Housing Act makes it unlawful to discriminate in housing transactions based on race, color,
national origin, religion, gender, disability, or family status.
HUD's Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity (FHEO) will introduce the campaign and dis-
cuss current and future enforcement initiatives during the Department's Fair Housing Month opening
program, which will take place at HUD headquarters, 451 7th Street SW, Washington, DC, from 2 p.m.
to 3 p.m., Tuesday, April 5, inside the Brooke-Mondale Auditorium. The keynote speaker for the program
will be U.S. Representative Frederica Wilson, who will be joined by HUD Deputy Secretary Ron Sims,
FHEO Assistant Secretary Trasvi~a, HUD senior managers and fair housing advocates from throughout
the region.
The "Live Free" campaign will run throughout the year and include Facebook ads, targeted print ads,
digital videos, and podcasts that draw attention to the different types of discrimination HUD and its part-
ner agencies see today, including discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individ-
uals.
One case HUD handled and settled this past year involved a disabled Louisiana woman who could-
n't get a home loan because the bank wouldn't allow her son, who was acting with her power of attor-
ney, to complete the paperwork. In another recent HUD case, First National Bank of St. Louis agreed to
invest more than $2.5 million in two Missouri counties and one Illinois county after the bank failed to pro-
vide services in African American neighborhoods. Examples of other HUD cases include a Wisconsin
family that was denied the opportunity to view an apartment because they have children, and a New
Hampshire woman who was discriminated against and insulted by her landlord because she is married
to a Hispanic man.
These types of cases dramatize today's fair housing challenges and highlight the importance of the
Department's enforcement efforts. HUD recently awarded $40.8 million to 108 fair housing organiza-
tions and non-profit agencies to address housing discrimination, including mortgage rescue scams.
For more information about the Fair Housing Act, including summaries of recent housing discrimina-
tion cases, go towww.hud.gov/fairhousing.
FHEO and its partners in the Fair Housing Assistance Program investigate more than 10,000 hous-
ing discrimination complaints annually. People who believe they are the victims of housing discrimina-
tion should contact HUD at 1-800-669-9777 (voice), 800-927-9275 (TTY).


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JAXPORT PROJECT NO.: D2010-02
JAXPORT CONTRACT NO.: C-1332-R
Sealed bids will be received by the Jacksonville Port Authority until 2:00 PM, EST, May 19,
2011, at which time they shall be opened in the Public Meeting Room of the Port Central Office
Building, 2831 Talleyrand Avenue, Jacksonville, Florida, for Install Water System
Improvements.
All bids must be submitted in accordance with specifications and drawings for Contract No.
C-1332-R, which may be examined in the Procurement Department of the Jacksonville Port
Authority, located on the second floor of the Port Central Office Building, 2831 Talleyrand
Avenue, Jacksonville, Florida 32206. (Please telephone 904/357-3017 for information.)
A MANDATORY PRE-BID CONFERENCE AND SITE VISIT WILL BE HELD ON TUESDAY.
MAY 3, 2011, AT 10:00 AM, IN THE PUBLIC MEETING ROOM, FIRST FLOOR OF THE
PORT CENTRAL OFFICE BUILDING LOCATED AT ADDRESS STATED ABOVE.
ATTENDANCE BY A REPRESENTATIVE OF EACH PROSPECTIVE BIDDER IS
REQUIRED. A BID WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED FROM ANY BIDDER WHO IS NOT
REPRESENTED AT SUCH CONFERENCE.
PLEASE VISIT HTTP://WWW.JAXPORT.COM/ABOUT/PROJECTS.CFM TO DOWNLOAD
BIDDING DOCUMENTS OR CALL THE PROCUREMENT DEPARTMENT AT (904) 357-
3017.
Bid and contract bonding are required.
This project will be partially funded by the FDOT State of Florida grant program.

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL
11-10
TRASH COLLECTION SERVICES
FOR THE
JACKSONVILLE PORT AUTHORITY

Proposals will be received by the Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT) until 2:00
P.M. local time on Tuesday, May 17, 2011, at which time they will be opened in the
First Floor Conference Room, 2831 Talleyrand Avenue, Jacksonville, Florida
32206 for Trash Collection Services for the Jacksonville Port Authority.

A MANDATORY pre-proposal conference and site visit will be held at 10:00 A.M.
on Thursday, April 28, 2011, at 2831 Talleyrand Avenue, 1st Floor Conference
Room, Jacksonville, Florida.

All Proposals must be submitted in accordance with Specification Number 11-10,
which may be obtained on Friday, April 22, 2011 from our website:
http://www.jaxport.com/about/projects.cfm

Procurement and Contract Services Department
Jacksonville Port Authority
P.O. Box 3005
(2831 Talleyrand Avenue)
Jacksonville, Florida 32206
(904) 357-3455


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Faith In Our Community

Schedule of Events and Services



NEW FOUNTAIN CHAPEL A.M.E. CHURCH with
Rev. Louis Kirkland, Pastor, cordially invite you to
come and join us as we celebrate our Annual Leona
Daniels' Day May 15, 2011. Our services are as fol-
lows: Church School at 9:00 a.m., Morning Worship at
10:45 a.m., and Evening Worship at 4:00 p.m. The
church is located at 737 Jessie St. For more informa-
tion, call 904-358-2258.
NORTHSIDE CHURCH OF CHRIST cordially
invites you to their 31st Annual Inspirational Ladies
Day weekend, May 7, 2011, 8 a.m. 12:00 p.m. We
will have two dynamic speakers: Sis. Lynn Sherman
keynote speaker and Michelle Banks, motivational
speaker both from the Northside Church of Christ. This
event is free and open to all: mothers, sisters, daughters
and best friends! Please contact the Northside Church
of Christ for any questions: Our location: 4736 Avenue
B, Jacksonville, Fl., 32209 (904) 765-9830.
SUNDAY MUSIC MAY 2011
Unitarian Universalist Church of Jacksonville
7405 Arlington Expressway, Jacksonville, FL 32211
904-355-7584
Rev. Ron Hersom, minister
Henson Markham, music director
Free and open to the public
Sunday, May 1, 10:45 am
Flat Mountain Ramblers vocals,
flute, mandolin, guitar
Celtic & Beyond
Sunday, May 8, 10:45 am
In Celebration of Mother's Day
Kimberly Beasley, soprano; Jeanne Huebner, piano
Broadway Favorites
Sunday, May 15, 10:45 am
Jason Anderson Sean Tarleton, jazz duo
Back by popular demand!
Sunday, May 22, 10:45 am
Hector Gonzalez, countertenor
Sunday, May 29, 10:45 am
Memorial Day Observance
Aron Mujumdar, violin;
Henson Markham, harpsichord
Rob McKennon, trumpet; Jeremy Lucas, narrator
Bach: Sonata for violin & harpsichord
Unger: Ashoken Farewell

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THE SENIOR LIFE FOUNDATION LAUNCHES
PROJECT TO HELP SENIOR CITIZENS
REDUCE HIGH ENERGY COSTS -In order to pro-
vide emergency assistance to low-income seniors with
extremely high energy bills, the Senior Life
Foundation is partnering with the Northeast Florida
Community Action Agency and the City's Independent
Living program in a "Saving Our Seniors Energy"
(SOS) undertaking to repair or replace an essential
appliance whose condition is contributing to high ener-
gy costs for those who meet Senior Life Foundation's
eligibility requirements.
The Foundation receives referrals from the N.E.
Florida Community Action Agency when after doing
an energy audit of homes where the electric bills are
inordinately high, they find a root cause of the problem
is with a faulty electrical appliance. Joan Turner, a
Foundation board member and program manager for
the Independent Living program, is coordinating the
new project and is responsible for determining the eli-
gibility of the individual. For referred seniors to
receive assistance, they must be at least 60 years old,
be living independently and have a monthly household
income that does not exceed $1,000.
"We are pleased to collaborate with these two fine
agencies in order to help seniors in need and see this as
a way to get at a root cause of the energy problem,"
says Mari Terbrueggen, president of the Senior Life
Foundation. For further information, call Jean Ludlow,
737-1943.

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JACKSONVILE, FL
(AREA DEATHS)

ANDERSON, Danny
Harold, 55, died April 25,
2011.
ANTHONY, Eric, 40,
died April 24, 2011.
AUSTIN, Edward, Jr.,
84, died April 23, 2011.
BAKER, Viola Rollins,
86, died April 22, 2011.
BELIARD, Rochenel,
84, died April 26, 2011.
BENNETT, Elizabeth
Francis, 88, died April 21,
2011.
BLACK, Claude, died
April 20, 2011.
BOONE, Chanel
Monique, 20, died April
19, 2011.
BROOKEN, James, died
April 25, 2011.
BYNES, Barbara, died
April 22, 2011.
BYRD, Sabrina, 49, died
April 25, 2011.
CHATMAN, Kenneth
Michael, Jr., 21, died
April 22, 2011.
COLLINS, Cynthia, died
April 23, 2011.
CONEY, Alex, died
April 22, 2011.
CRAWFORD, Miss
Tierra J., 18, died April
20, 2011.
DAVIS, Marolyn Poller,
died April 24, 2011.
Alphonso West Mortuary,
Inc.
DORSEY, Ernest, died
April 26, 2011.
DOVE, Willie Carl, Jr.,
40, died April 15, 2011.
FORD, Rosa, died April
26, 2011.
GAMBLE, Joe, died
April 21, 2011.
GIBBS, William R., Jr.,
83, died April 26, 2011.
GREEN, Bernice, 82,
died April 21, 2011.
GREEN, Jerome, died
April 24, 2011.
GREENE, Susie, funeral
service was held April 30,
2011.
GRIFFIN, Willie, Sr.,
88, died April 21, 2011.
FREDERICK, Anthony,
died April 24, 2011.
FREEMAN, Wanda, 43,
died April 23, 2011.
HASTY, Clarence, 64,
died April 23, 2011.
HENRY, Juanita, 57,
died April 25, 2011.
KEEN, Kermit Ralph,
died April 22, 2011.
HICKEY, David Allan,
37, died April 23, 2011.


HILDEBRAND, Phyllis,
died April 23, 2011.
JONES, Williams, 72,
died April 19, 2011.
LANG, Diane, 65, died
April 24, 2011.
MARSH, Thelma P., died
April 23, 2011.
McGRUDER, Essie Mae
Williams, 81, funeral
service was held April 30,
2011.
MILLS, Jesse, died April
26, 2011.
MITCHELL, Daniel,
died April 21, 2011.
MORLEY, James
Arthur, 65, died April 20,
2011.
PATTERSON, Michelle,
died April 23, 2011.
REED, Rev. Charles W.,
died April 26, 2011.
ROBINSON, Johnnie,
died April 23, 2011.
SANFORD, Wanda
Darlene, died April 25,
2011.
SEAY, Shirley Edna,
died April 21, 2011.
SMITH, Donna Raley,
52, died April 25, 2011.
SMITH, Leroy, Jr., 57,
died April 23, 2011.
STANSELL, Geraldine,
died April 21, 2011.
TARVER, Vashaun M.,
died April 25, 2011.
TAYLOR, Lois, 69, died
April 19, 2011.
THOMPSON, Floria
Mae, died April 23, 2011.
THOMPSON, Merle D.,
Jr., 58, died April 22,
2011.
TURNER, Mattie Bell
Laney, April 24, 2011.
WALKER, Cecile J.,
April 26, 2011.
WARD, Beauty M., died
April 25,02011.
WEST, William Henry,
Jr., 52, died April 23,
2011.
WILLIAMS, Larry
James, 64, died April 18,
2011.
WRIGHT, Johnnie
Roxie, funeral service
was held April 30, 2011.



GEORGIA DEATHS
BOLES, Sarah May, died
April 27, 2011.
CAMPBELL, Anthony
"Tony," 56, died April 26,
2011.
LUFF, Jimmie O., 62,
died April 26, 2011.
PEEPLES, Estelle M.,
73, died April 26, 2011.


SThe Church Directory
"Come and Worship With Us"

New Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church
1824 Prospect Street Jacksonville, FL 32208
Sunday School ................................9:30 a.m.
Sunday Morning ;.|
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 "

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
Church Telephone: (904) 359-0661 Home: (904) 358-8932 Cell: 710-1586
Sunday 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

Payiwes ChapelA.M.E. Church
Jl221l A\I.hiin Street, P.O. B'.\ "'5 Biuiiin.\ Ik i. A I52Ii
.... (912 1 (26 19559
.. i .. Rv. Richard llii, irm.',i, [',A.,
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Join Us as We i,,m i i, ,,J of God and Enrich Our Souls!


(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
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"There's Always Something Happening On The First Coast"

HANDSON JACKSONVILLE
CELEBRATES GOOD TIMES,
GOOD SERVICE AND
ESPECIALLY GOOD PEOPLE!


HandsOn Jacksonville honored eleven (11) individu-
als and four groups last week at their annual Celebration of
volunteers program.
"Since 1976 HandsOn Jacksonville
has celebrated people who do GOOD. We tell
stories of the ordinary people in the communi-
ty who rose above their own needs and wor-
ries to reach out and make a difference in the
lives of others," stated Mrs. Judith A.M.
Smith, DM, CEO and President of HandsOn
Jacksonville before the celebratory program.
She further stated, "We seek out and showcase
amazing stories in hopes that we will inspire
others to also do
something good.
In a world that has
entirely too much
cynicism, selfish-
ness and bad news
delivered daily, we
lift up goodness,
optimism, and .
selfless service on
this inspirations
evening. Plus, we
deliver the best party in town afterwards!"
Award recipient's inspirational stories were present-
ed in a beautiful video produced by PGA T()OUR
Entertainment. The awards recognition program \\a,
emceed by Charlene Shirk was followed by a rousing live
auction, entertainment from the UNF Jazz Combo and food
from many of the best restaurants on the First Coast. I


Bernard V. Gregory Servant Leader Award
Dr. Charles B. McIntosh

Tillie Kidd Fowler Spirit of Service Award
The Jacksonville Bar Association

Edward R. Hayes Unity in Action Award
The Reverend Davette Turk


Art of Caring
Dr. Wayne Wood

Faith in Action
Jim Seizer

HandsOn Community
Peg Chassman

HandsOn Earth
Sandy Golding

HandsOn Health
Joann Manning

International Outreach
Ray Storms

Literacy Matters
WJCT Radio Readers
Planned Acts of Kindness
Professional Women's Council
Service in Uniform
Lt. Jeff White
Volunteers Mean Business
Fidelity Investments
Young at Heart
Helen Ludwig
Youth Works
Matthew Pendleton
Congratulations to each of the Honorees and Kudos
to HandsOn Jacksonville for putting on a fabulous event!!


9th Annual

Fair Housing
Awareness Symposium

Saturday, April 30
8 ca.m. -2 p.m.


'Crowne Plaza
Riverfront Hotel
1201 Riverplace Blvd.
WORKSHOPS
Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing
Getting a Home/Keeping a Home Protect your Credit *
Home Ownership Tools & Resources Disability/Accessibility *
* Dealing with and Recovering from Foreclosures and Bankruptcies
Understanding Short Sales and Reverse Mortgages
FREE EVENT
Advanced registration required
E-mail JHRCRSVP@coj.net or Call
(904) 630-1212 x3020
TTY (904) 630-4125 to Register
Continental Breakfast & Lunch
Kids Zone(childcare) Available Ages 4-1 2
Special needs accommodations provided upon request.
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Women s Conference at Emanuel, Gainesvill


Photos and story by Rinetta M. Fefie

The Annual Women's Conference at
Emanuel Missionary Baptist Church in
Gainesville, FL under the direction of Pastor
Thomas D.A. Blue III took place on April 16-17,
2011. The theme for the conference was
"Christians Preparing Themselves by Picking
Up the Pieces." The Presiding Pastor for the
Conference was Pastor Denise Brown of Hagios
Ministries.
The morning of the 16th began with a won-
derful breakfast done by the EMBC Culinary
Ministry. The first speaker Mrs. Kate Mayberry,
First Lady of Pleasantville Missionary Baptist
Church, truly set the stage for a fulfilling day
with her message on Virtuous Christians. Next
on the program was a noted three generations of
on the program was a noted three generations of Three generations, Mother-Apostle Edith Jones, Daughter Prophetess Victoria C
Blessed women, Mother, Apostle Edith Jones of Rev. Thomas D. A. Blue, III Milton, and Granddaughter Sister Sharena Webb.
The New House of Prayer & Victory church fol-
lowed by a solo by her granddaughter Sharena Webb. Last
but definitely not least was the daughter of Jones, Prophetess
Victoria C. Milton of Excellent Women of God Ministries
with her message titled Don't Let Your Wounds Get in Your
Way.
Saturday night at the church featured a Pre-Easter
Program hosted by Quarterman Productions benefiting the
Youth Ministry of EMBC. The program featured such talents
as Evangelist Hill, Charles Grover featuring Oscar, Lil'
Johnny and the Gospel Wonders, The Southland Singers,
The Gospel Echoes, Brother Leon Young, The Gospel
Tones, Brightside Spiritual Gospel Singers, and The City
Wide Male Chorus.
Sunday Morning the 17th the conference began with the
beautiful talented voice of Lady Bessie Hunt with two Group performing at the conference
dynamic solos. Lastly, the message came from Minister
Harriet DeBose of Mt. Pedro Baptist Church entitled You
Can't Have My Prize. At the end of this conference you
could not walk away without saying you were truly blessed
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By: Justin Mabrie

Plus One Without You

The longer you date an individual, the more you will
want to involve him or her in your life. It is natural for
increased social interaction to exist due to the fact that
you are enjoying him or her more and do not want the
moments to stop just because others are around.
Possibly, before this increase you may have perceived
your friends and family to be an outlet and metaphoric
place of refuge to get breathing time and space.
You eventually discovered that this breathing time would be better spent with
this special person you have been dating for whatever period of time. Your friends
and family were always curious and waiting for the opportunity to be involved in
your life apart from them, so this transition works in their favor as well. With your
significant other being an extension of you, the hopeful outcome of increased inter-
action is that your circle friends and family will accept and enjoy him or her. Once
the connection is made, and if it is a positive one, your significant other will form
a rapport separate from your involvement. This is not done with malicious intent
and it makes interactions much more personal and comfortable when two individ-
uals do not feel that a third party is the determining cohesion to their existing rela-
tionship.
The effect of a triangle-rapport is much like the shape of a triangle. The similar-
ity exists in that one person is at one point (on the top) and the other two individu-
als are on the same plane (at the bottom) with the connection of all involved com-
ing from the top point. In turn the person on top is preventing a three-sided equal-
ity of the relationship. If you are uncomfortable with your partner interacting with
your family and friends then you should make him or her aware of your uneasiness
and that you need time for comfort to exist, but you should not try to prevent and
stop their interaction.
Your partner is not a threat to your relationships with others and you must always
allow natural progressions to exist as long as respect to you exists from both par-
ties. It could be your request that you be kept up to date as the rapports are being
made between your partner and your friends and family. In the long run, the more
comfortable and familiar your partner feels in reference to the people you are with
when apart from him or her, the stronger the relationship. So, put your control ten-
dencies and selfish thoughts to the side and appreciate the bigger picture that is
being drawn. It is possible to be vocal and observant at the same time but avoid
vocal accusations based on your own insecurities. Surrounding yourself with indi-
viduals who have your best interest will help alleviate minute concerns and awk-
ward feelings.

Remember: Encourage rapports to form. Do not prohibit for selfish reasons.







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

NEW STANTON SR. HIGH SCHOOL CLASS of 1963 will meet the third
Sunday of each month at the Highlands Branch Library, 1826 Dunn Avenue at
3:00-5:00 pm., preparing for Class 50th Reunion in the year 2013. Contact Gracie
Smith Foreman @ 904 766-5221. NO MEETINGS JUNE & JULY. Library
closed Sundays for those months
3RD ANNUAL SHANNON MILLER KIDS MARATHON. This one mile chil-
dren's run and women's 5k creates a day of health and fitness for the whole fami-
ly. April 30, 8 a.m. at The Jacksonville Landing. Call 904.353.1188 for informa-
tion.
THE JACKSONVILLE FERTILITY AWARENESS SEMINAR. During
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Center for Reproductive Medicine, will host a free patient education symposium,
on Saturday April 30, 2011 from 8:00 am to 12:30 pm at the Wyndham Hotel,
downtown Jacksonville, FL. For more information about the seminar, go to jaxfer-
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HIPP STREET. Don't miss this free concert on the river, April 30, 10 p.m.at The
Jacksonville Landing Date: Saturday, April 30, 2011, 9:00 PM 1:00 AM
The Jacksonville Landing, 2 Independent Dr. W., Jacksonville, FL 32202. Call
904.353.1188 for information.
MENOPAUSE: THE MUSICAL. This uplifting production includes parodies
from the '60s through the '80s and culminates with a salute to women experienc-
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300 Water Street, Times Union Center, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Call
904.633.6110
18TH ANNUAL WORLD OF NATIONS CELEBRATION. Join your friends
and neighbors on an exciting trip around the globe through May 1. Journey with
us as we celebrate the rich cultural traditions and unique heritage of people from
around the world. As you travel through the World of Nations, experience the cui-
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sights! Located at the Metropolitan Park, 4110 Gator Bowl Drive, Jacksonville,
FL 32202. For more information call 904.630.0837
FREE CHOLESTEROL AND DIABETES SCREENINGS offered from 12:00
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Island, FL. For more information call Cholestcheck: 800-713-3301 (No-
Appointments)
AMATEUR NIGHT AT THE RITZ. Contestants compete for cash prizes and let


the audience be the judge. Acts include singing, dancing, mime, comedy and spo-
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Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Call 904.632.5555 for more information
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
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DIARRHEA REMEDIES

GENERAL INFORMATION

DEFINITION Chronic diarrhea can be caused by many things,
including irritable bowel syndrome and lactose intolerance.
These must be treated with medical guidance according to their
causes, as must any diarrhea that last more than a couple of days or is associated with a
fever. OTC antidiarrheals are intended for use in acute diarrhea (as opposed to chronic
diarrhea) due to viral infections of the gastrointestinal tract, over consumption of laxative
foods and drinks, food poisoning, or reactions to medicines. They should not be used for
more than two or three days without consulting a physician.
CHARCOAL Activated charcoal, taken in capsules, often relives diarrhea, gas, and
cramping. It absorbs gases and irritating substances and holds them until excretion in the
feces.
ANTACIDS Aluminum-containing antacids without magnesium are not marketed as
antidiarrheals, but many people find them effective as such. This is not surprising since
constipation is a frequent side effect of their use for stomach-acid-related problems.
POLYCARBOPHIL Polycarbophil is a bulk-forming laxative that is supposedly also
effective in consolidating stools and making diarrhea less uncomfortable. It is generally
safe since it does not slow down the expulsion of infectious agents and toxins, as truly
effective antidiarrheals (like opiates) can do by practically stopping bowel activity. But
it is apparently only marginally effective and actually has little to recommend it.
SUBSALICYLATE Bismuth subsalicylate reduces cramping and frequency of bowel
movements in traveler's diarrhea, but large doses are required and aspirin like side effects
may occur in some people.There is considerable controversy about whether it is effective
in other types of diarrhea, but it does seem to help in some viral cases. Bismuth is a heavy
metal and potentially toxic heavy or prolonged use can cause sever nerve toxicity that
can take months to recover from. The subsalicylate is hazardous to those with stomach-
acid-related problems; these products should not be used by them; nor should they be
used with aspirin or ibuprofen. Don't use more than three weeks without consulting a
physician.
ATTAPULGITE Attapulgite is suppose to reduce the number of bowel movements, but
its effectiveness is in dispute.
KAOLIN AND PECTIN Kaolin and pectin (as in Kaopectate) are, respectively, a fine
white clay and a plant fiber. The FDA expert panel has found them both, alone and
in combination, ineffective in the treatment of diarrhea. They do not diminish
cramping, frequency of bowel movement, or fluid and mineral loss. However, they do
deem to make the stools firmer and thereby decrease discomfort; this may be worthwhile
since the treatment is safe.
LOPERAMIDE (Imodium is the only brand available now) works by blocking intestin-
al nerves,thereby reducing irritability and contractions. This is a potent drug that until
recently was available only by prescription. Overuse can paralyze the intestinal muscles
and cause severe constipation. Do not exceed recommended dosage. Do not use for more
than two days without consulting your physician. Do not use if there is a fever or blood
in the stool. Nursing and pregnant women and people taking prescription drugs should
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Dear Deanna!
I'm the babysitter for my neighbor and the kid's father is starting to make hints that he
wants a relationship. He has given me flowers and we shared a bottle of wine when his
wife was out of town. He's putting pressure on me to be intimate but I don't feel com-
fortable in his house. I need to talk to him to see what he wants from me and what his
plans are for his marriage. How do I have this discussion?
Stressed Babysitter Charleston, SC

Dear Babysitter:
The only discussion you need to have is the one asking for your check from his wife and
ending your services. This man only wants you for sex because his wife is away work-
ing and he sees a willing babysitter. Don't be flattered by the wine because that was part
of his game to get you to give it up. You don't need to discuss anything with him except
the fact you're not interested and he needs to find another babysitter and keep it moving.

Dear Deanna!
My sister has moved in with me and it's a total disaster. She is a liar, a thief and a mas-
ter manipulator. I am used to a calm life that doesn't involve anyone opening my mail,
answering my phone and acting as if they live in a hotel with room service. I'm going to
put her out but I have to face drama from my family because she's told them a pack of
lies. Our family is torn and she already has everyone on her side. How do I evict her and
still save face?
Anonymous Los Angeles, CA

Dear Anonymous:
You need your sister and all of this madness just like you need a hole in the head.
However, your sister is someone you grew up with and you knew most things about her
before she moved in. This decision is quick and to the point. If it's your house, your rules
and your money, then she needs to shape up or ship out. If you have some joint agree-
ments, then you need to change some locks, make new rules and try again before send-
ing her packing.

Dear Deanna!
I am fresh out of a long term relationship and I really enjoy my single life and freedom.
My girlfriends all envy me and now their boyfriends are accusing them of cheating and
looking for men when they hang out with me. I am not going to water down my lifestyle
right now and my friends are having a hard time with this. They say that I am acting loose
and as if I don't have any morals. I think they're tied down to balls and chains and are
jealous. Am I wrong?
Happy and Free On-line Reader

Dear Happy:
The men of your friends are insecure and obviously don't know their women as well as
they think. If your behavior is affecting them, you need to cool off and slow it down a bit
when you're around them. These are your friends and you need to still show some respect
and regard for the differences in your relationships, or lack thereof. At the end of the day,
enjoy your life and realize that everyone is responsible for their choices. Yours just
appears more fun right now

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MORGAN FREEMAN
NARRATES "BORN TO BE WILD.
By Rych McCain, feedbackrych@sbcglobal.net and Facebook
Photo by Robert Kley for TV One


Oscar winning actor Morgan Freeman nar-
rates the new Warner Bros. short film "Born To Be
Wild." The 3-D movie is a remarkable true life story of
two incredible women who have dedicated their lives to
animal preservation in the most remote parts of the
world. The first is Dr. Birute Mary Galdikas, a world-
renowned primatologist who rescues and raises orphan


orangutans in the rainforests of Borneo. Second is Dr.
Dame Daphne M. Sheldrick who recues and raises
orphan Elephants from the rugged Kenyan African
Savannah. Both women have set up an animal camp so
to speak where they rescue, rehabilitate and return
these magnificent animals back to the wild.
This film is an animal lover and nature show
buff's delight and will show the viewer things in the
wild not seen from the outside of the habitat of these
splendid creatures. Freeman's distinctive voice compli-
ments the action of the animals and the breath taking
views of the lush greenery of the Borneo rain forest and
the dusty planes of the Kenyan Savannah that was bril-
liantly captured by master cinematographer David
Douglas. Don't be surprised if this documentary is up
for the big, grand "O" prize next award season!
When asked about his decision to become
involved with this project, Freeman states; "I get lots of
calls to do narrations and once in awhile a project
comes along that resonates and when that happens you
go with it. I think this particular project is extremely
important and well worth doing because it highlights a
couple of ladies whose courage and dedication really


should be trumpeted. It also highlights the danger of
what we are doing as humans in terms of the rest of the
life forms on the planet. We are not aware, as people,
what we are doing. We are just blind fully going along
eliminating habitats and killing off other creatures in
order for us to have more room, to grow more food for
more of us. There is an inherent danger in there and we
need to somehow publicize and bring to light that if we
continue the way we are going, eliminating habitat and
other forms of life, we are going to be eliminating our-
selves. We are just going to pay the price for that.
People think that we are dominate. So were the
dinosaurs."
In terms of animals being wild and free, what
is Freeman's take on zoos? He shrugs, "I long ago lost
my childhood fascination with zoos. Zoos are inhu-
mane. They are really not for the animals and are there
for us to gawk at. A tiger cooped up in a cage?" What
has Freeman done in his small way to contribute to a
greener planet? He laughs, "I left the city and I moved
back to the country that's my part. I got the hell out of
the city and moved back to the dirt, plant trees. I have
planted hundreds of trees."


Coming Down The Pipe:
According to Kevin Ross' Radio
Facts Blog; comic, TV and radio per-
sonality Steve Harvey is producing a
movie based on his best selling book
"Act Like A Lady, Think Like A Man"
starring comic/actor Kevin Hart. The
script is being written by Keith
Merryman and David A. Newman. Will
Packer is producing through his Rain
Forest Films banner while Harvey is
exec producing with Roshion
McDonald and Rob Hardy. Screen
Gems Pictures will distribute.
Magazines:
Jenesis Magazine will celebrate
their 4th year anniversary on Friday,
April 24, 2011 with a grand bash at the
Four Two Four On Fairfax Club in
Hollywood. El Prez will host w/music
by DJ Drewbyrd. Nick Pratt and Skeme
are the featured performers for the night.
Dance:
Those of you who are into dance
as a choreographer or dancer for films,
video or stage, should check out the reg-
ular events of "The Carnival
Choreographer's Ball." Their next event
on April 27th at Club Avalon in
Hollywood will feature the works of
Jennifer Nairn-Smith, Legacy, Erica
Sobol, Isaac Tualaulelei, Miguel Azrate,
Wizdom Fly Boyz, Jonnis ft. PROPS,
The Body Poets, B Mitch, Noelle
March, Dup Terrell, Jay ft. Unrestricted
Element, Razberry Jam and a special
performance by Baby Boogaloo. Those
of you who fantasize or are serious
about dancing in videos etc., should
seriously check out www.choreograph-
er's Carnival.com.
Music:
Hip Hop mega star Lil Wayne is


hosting a super bash at The Highlands
Club in Hollywood this Friday, April 22,
2011 to celebrate the success of his
YMCMB record label. All of his label
stars will be in the house i.e., Drake,
Nicki Minaj, Tyga, Mack Maine, Jac
Millz, Cory Gunz, Lil Twist, Gudda
Gubba, Lil Chckee, Short dawg, T-
Streets and Sanell aka Snl. The Atlantic
Records/Harrell Records vocal quartet
Hamilton Park who were formed from
the basketball courts at The Hamilton
Park Rec Center in Atlanta, has joined
the "Scream" Tour to promote their new
hit single "Computer Love."
Movies:
Born To Be Free; Warner Bros.
Pictures. Featuring Dr. Birute Mary
Galdikas and Dr. Dame Daphne M.
Sheldrick. Narrated by Morgan
Freeman. Directed by David Lickley.
Associate Producer, Jill
Ferguson. Special Consultant, Dr.
Richard Leakey. This short documen-
tary is about two women dedicated to
saving and aiding wildlife. Dr. Birute
Mary Galdikas rescues orphan orang-
utans in the rain forests of Borneo while
Dr. Dame Daphne M. Sheldrick rescues
orphan elephants from the Kenyan
Savannah in Africa. The movie is in 3-D
and David Douglas's cinematography of
the lush rain Forrest and Savannah are
breath taking. This film is good for chil-
dren, animal lovers and nature show
buffs. Don't be surprised if it is up for a
documentary or short film Oscar!
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LeBron James made an analogy ot the Playott series with the F /bers as being
breakfast. When asked if the Miami Heat were looking forward to the second round
series with the Boston Celtics, before finishing off the 76ers, James quoted lyrics
from a Jay Z song and said, "We're just finishing our breakfast."
I guess that makes the second round series with the Boston Celtic, which is set to
begin on Sunday, as lunch. But if the regular season or even last season is any indi-
cator of what type of meal the Heat is about to be served; the Heat's eyes may be
bigger than thier stomachs.
Boston won the regular season match-up with Miami by a margin of 3-1. Not to
mention that last season, it was Boston who dismissed Wade's Heat and LeBron's
Cavs from the playoffs. Boston ended up last season as the Eastern Conference
Champions and came within 1 injured big-man (Perkins) from winning the NBA
championship against the Los Angeles Lakers. With all of that in mind, Boston is
still the team to beat in the east. Come Sunday in Miami... Lunch will be served.


v


LVWIgIL UILI How was lat 11s WIstL, DUL LI e
Orlando Magic seemed to be at their best
on Tuesday night as the Magic routed the
Atlanta Hawks 101-76 to avoid elimina-
tion. For the first four games Howard was
the only consistent defender. However, in
Game 5 five there was a complete team
effort on defense.
r On an evening Howard faced early foul
I trouble, his much-maligned supporting
cast turned Game 5 -- and perhaps the
series itself -- on its ear. J.J. Redick,
Jason Richardson and the rest of the ros-
ter propelled the Magic to a 101-76
thrashing of the Atlanta Hawks at
Amway Center. "We just played the way
we should've been playing the whole
series," said Howard, who made only one
1 basket the entire game and finished with
eight points."Thank God we got a victory
tonight. "
The Hawks still hold a 3-2 series lead as
the scene shifts back to Phillips Arena
Thursday night.

Football Star &


T-I--I E P I[ 1L AI,

THE PLAYERS announces $50 million goal for youth-related
charities in Northeast Florida
Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. On the lawn of the famed TPC Sawgrass Clubhouse and
with more than 100 children and young adults representing local non-profits serving
as a colorful backdrop, PGA TOUR Commissioner Tim Finchemannounced a com-
mitted goal by THE PLAYERS Championship to generate $50 million for youth-
related charities overthe next 10 years. Joining the commissioner was Jacksonville
Regional Chamber of Commerce Chairman Hugh Greene,
Jacksonville Public Education Fund Chairman Gary Chartrand, Florida State
College of Jacksonville President Dr. StevenWallace and numerous additional com-
munity leaders. The announcement was made just 12 days before the start of THE
PLAYERS 2011, May 9-15, when the event will be played at TPC Sawgrass for the
30th time. "We are proud of the impact THE PLAYERS Championship has had on
manycharities and lives in Northeast Floridaover the years, and we have long sup-
ported youth development through a majority of our charitable proceeds," said
Finchem. "But we have heard the call by community leaders for additional support
and an increased focus on the children in this area who need us now more than ever.
While we will honor all current commitments to thewonderful charities in this area
that do not fall under the umbrella of 'youth-related,' going forward, we are
committing ourselves with a laser-like focus on this goal of $50 million. We hope
today's announcement helps to serve as a rallying point for all of Northeast Florida
to come together and address a critical need in our community.

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MVP, Dies at 84

Former 1950s SanFrancisco Super Star, Joe "The Jet" Perry, 84, one of the first
African American stars of professional football, whose outstanding production,
power, and prowess led him to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, died April 25 in
Tempe, Ariz. He had dementia.
Joe Perry, nicknamed "the Jet" for his power and explosive speed, was among the
most exciting and overpowering runners of his time. he was the first player to gain
1,000 yards in consecutive seasons when he led the National Football League in
rushing in 1953 and 1954, In 1954, he became the first African American to be
named the NFL's most valuable player, and he held the NFL's career rushing record
for five years.
Mr. Perry was small for a fullback, even during that time period in the NFL. Joe
stood just around 6 feet tall and weighed 200 pounds, but with his undersized frame,
he had the ability to either make would be tacklers miss or simply run them over.
49ers teammate, receiver R.C. Owens, once called him "the toughest running back
you'd ever want to see. He didn't back off from anybody."
Joe Perry was part of the 49ers' famous "Million Dollar Backfield," with quarter-
back YA. Tittle, halfback Hugh McElhenny and fullback John Henry Johnson, from
1954 through 1956, They are the only starting foursome from the same backfield to
be enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. "He was the fastest player off the ball
in the history of the world," Tittle told the San Francisco Chronicle. "You'd take the
hall from center and turn and he was alreadlv onen thronih the hole "


r I ne Carolina raniners ulan t waste
any time in making the first overall
S- pick in Thursday night's 2011 NFL
Draft, selecting Auburn quarterback
Cam Newton to fill their most glar-
liniL positional need. Newton may not
1 ha\ c been the best player available
I in the eyes of some of the experts,
I butl its hard to overlook a kid whose
been a winner at every level. As it
turn, out, he was the best option for
tlh Panthers, who desperately need-
'' d a player with the skill-set to make
Splh., with his arm as well as with
hi, legs. Newton should certainly
pa ik what was one of the leagues
i i r \\oil offenses last year. It was no
secret team officials, from owner Jerry Richardson to coach Ron Rivera, were
enamored of Newton's exciting potential as a passer and runner. It became more
evident the Panthers were comfortable in choosing Newton after all things checked
out in their extensive research about him. So it looks like the number one player,
from the number one college team, who finished number 1 in the Heisman voting,
has once again managed to come out on top. He's not on the number one team any-
more, but the good news for Cam Newton, besides the multi million dollar con-
tract, signing bonus, and franchise tag is that there is no where to go but up. The
Panthers aren't likely to make the Superbowl, but they should be fun to watch.


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MOTHER AND DAUGHTER SCHEDULED TO GRADUATE AT FAMU


uated from FAMU 28 years ago with a bache-
lor's of science in nursing before enrolling into
the master's program in 2009; two years after
Ayonna Dunbar started her first semester and
the same semester her son Darius Dunbar,
20, started classes at FAMU.
"The three of us attending FAMU was
an advantage," said Susan Dunbar. "We
would check on each other to make sure we
completed projects and papers, and often
compare our GPA's [grade point average]."
Ayonna Dunbar, 23, who is also ex-
cited about graduating alongside her mother,
plans to get her master's degree in mental
health at FAMU. Her passion for health de-
rives from her mother's community outreach.
"My mother is known for always helping some-
one," said Ayonna Dunbar, a senior psychol-
ogy major. "She's naturally an humanitarian."


TALLAHASSEE, Fla. Susan Dunbar
will share a significant milestone with her
daughter, Ayonna Dunbar, as they both grad-
uate from FloridaA&M University (FAMU). On
Saturday, April 30 nearly 1,400 candidates will
join the Dunbars to receive their diploma dur-
ing the Spring Commencement ceremony in
the Alfred Lawson Jr. Multipurpose Center and
Teaching Gymnasium.
Atlanta Mayor M. Kasim Reed will
serve as the keynote speaker for FAMU's 9
a.m. Spring Commencement ceremony and
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Ad-
ministrator Lisa P. Jackson will serve as the 2
p.m. speaker. Doors will open for the public
at 8 a.m. for the 9 a.m. ceremony and at 1
p.m. for the 2 p.m. ceremony.
Susan Dunbar, 50, stated that it was a
little tough coming back to school, juggling her
family and church; however, she does not re-
gret her decision.
"My family and friends supported me
throughout my tenure at FAMU," said Susan
Dunbar. "When I thought that I could not do it,
they encouraged me."
Susan Dunbar, a nursing major, grad-


Last year, Susan Dunbar coordinated a health
fair in the Housing Community in Tallahassee
where she educated residents and facilitated a
variety of health screenings.
"This is really exciting because I
thought I was going to experience the excite-
ment of graduation alone," said Ayonna Dun-
bar. "I'm glad to have my mother to share this
moment with me."
Susan Dunbar, who is graduating with
honors, is scheduled to receive her diploma
during the 2 p.m. ceremony, and Ayonna Dun-
bar will receive her diploma during the 9 a.m.
ceremony.
"This is the greatest Mother's Day gift
I could ever receive," said Susan Dunbar.
"Having my daughter and myself graduate at
the same time is awesome."


The Florida Star 60th Anniversary
Scholarship Essay Contest

Attention all high school juniors and seniors...
The Florida Star Newspaper will be celebrating its 60th anniversary on June 17th. In conjunction with our
scholarship gala which will be at the Hyatt Regency Riverfront Hotel in beautiful downtown Jacksonville; we
are sponsoring an essay contest to award 3 scholarships to deserving students in the greater Jacksonville area.

The details surrounding the contest are as follows:

Essay Subject: The significance of Juneteenth Day and what it means to me...
Essay should be a minimum of 500 words.
Essays must be submitted to school principal or designe.,to be forward to Florida Star personnel.
s Deadline is May 31" 2011
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learn after graduation. ,
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ACT
Yes. ACTHas An(other) App For That.
ACT launches new mobile student site
Tech-savvy teens have a new way to prepare for the ACT. The infor-
mation they need is now right at their fingertips-and it's free!
ACT, Inc., an educational leader in innovative solutions, has released
its second new application for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users. The
"ACTStudent" app is now available through the App StoreSM.
The ACT student application allows students to:
Take practice ACT questions
View their ACT registration status, admission ticket, and scores
Learn about important test information
"With two college-age kids of my own, and coming from years on
college campuses, I'm convinced that new technology is the key way to com-
municate with young people-and a lot of other people too," said ACT CEO
Jon Whitmore.
High school students, schools and parents can continue to access
ACT's iPhone college search app released in February.
In addition to the college and student apps for the iPhone, all Smart-
phone users will now be able to find information on the new ACT mobile
website at http://m.actstudent.org.
FAMU Office of Counseling Excellent Practice Leads to
Re-Accreditation
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. After being evaluated by the International
Association of Counseling Services, Inc. (IACS) against high standards of
counseling practice, Florida A&M University's (FAMU) Office of Counsel-
ing Services was re-accredited and found to offer competent and reliable pro-
fessional services to students.
The approval by IACS depended upon evidence of continuing pro-
fessional development as well as demonstration of excellence in counseling
performance, which traces back to FAMU's practice of excellence with car-
ing.
"Our ongoing accreditation is due to the professionalism and dedica-
tion of the counseling staff in providing a host of services that far exceed what
one would expect for an office our size," said Yolanda Bogan, director of the
Office of Counseling Services. "The ongoing collaboration we have with stu-
dent organizations and departments in student affairs and academic affairs in-
sures that we are responsive to the mental health needs of our students through
prevention and treatment efforts."
The Counseling Office offers individual, group, and couples coun-
seling along with community outreach, emergency, and psychiatric services
for FAMU students. Counseling benefits students by assisting them in gain-
ing and improving social and emotional skills that contribute to retention.
Counseling allows students to address a variety of concerns in a confidential,
professional environment so that they can work toward their goals including
college graduation. Learning adaptive ways of coping is a skill that benefits
students life-long, contributes to a stronger student body, and enhances the
safety of the college environment.
The IACS was established in 1972 to encourage and aid counseling
agencies to meet high professional standards through peer evaluation and to
inform the public about counseling services that are competent and reliable.
Counseling is free to all FAMU students for up to twelve sessions per


semester. Counseling Services is a department within the Division of Student
Affairs.
For more information on the FAMU Office of Counseling Services,
contact Bogan at 850-599-3745.
Florida's Mad Dash to Mediocrity
By Dan
I'll be pretty happy when FCAT week is over. My oldest is in an ad-
vanced math class, and for some time now the class stopped teaching its nor-
mal curriculum in order to reteach the FCAT math they learned a year or two
ago. So they are preparing for the FCAT, even if it means neglecting their ad-
vanced studies. I shouldn't be so selfish about my child's education, right?
Why should my child's potential stand in the way of Florida's race to have the
most mediocre school system in the nation? (insert dripping sarcasm and
parental outrage here!)
Florida's emphasis on testing is insane. We have become a school sys-
tem whose entire purpose seems to be to prepare kids for minimal compe-
tence tests that rate their schools. Education Week ranks Florida as having
more tests and measurements than nearly any state in the union. Of course, you
can weigh a malnourished dog every day that doesn't improve its health.
Here, testing has become teaching. If you think the FCAT is overem-
phasized now wait until teacher salaries and job security are indexed to it.
Florida made a huge mistake when it adopted a grading instrument
that only measures how well schools move kids to minimal competence in a
few subjects. While parents love to hear their school is an "A" school all that
means is that their school is more successful in moving children to grade level
in basic math and reading (and sometimes science). Is that really all you
wanted for your kids? It also means that courses not covered by the FCAT --
history, foreign languages, high level math and English, art, music -don't mat-
ter and are, therefore, terribly neglected. That is especially so when the Gov-
ernor and legislature insist on cutting already anemic school funding. Is it any
wonder that Florida schools have become so uninteresting that we host one of
the worst graduation rates in the nation?
Other states like New York's Regent's exams don't overemphasize
the exams but rather measure minimal and maximum performance in many
subject areas. Public school students motivated in New York to perform ex-
ceptionally on their exams become "Regents Scholars" and that accom-
plishment has great cache with colleges. Ever heard of an FCAT Scholar? I
tried to convince the state to adopt Regent's style tests years ago but they
have moved slowly and won't let go of the FCAT.
In fairness to the architects of the FCAT, I realize it's hard to meas-
ure whether a child has reached his or her potential. But Florida seems to have
decided since we can't measure maximum performance, let's just measure
minimal competence. Let's make our floor also our ceiling, and declare suc-
cess when we reach this low water mark. It's almost as if the creators of
Florida's grading system cynically believe that public schools are for the
masses who should be happy with mediocrity, and anything more should be
found in private schools. I couldn't disagree more and, in fact, Florida's Con-
stitution guarantees "high quality" public education.
Well, next week Sophie's advanced math teacher will work feverishly
to catch up or she will just have to leave things out. But at least Sophie will
know she played an integral part in Florida's mad dash to mediocrity. As for
me, I'm so mad I could spit.


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2nd Annual Jacksonville Jamfest
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Edward Waters College (EWC)
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1 Jefrey Storey, Dalvin Storey, Marico Riley, Ricard Leggett, Michael Pinckney, Kevin
Stephenson, Thatcher Rottinhaus, Coach David Green, Anthony Jeanty, Sam Carrol,
Tysheem Meyers "7th Grade Runner UP, North Florida Spartans"
2 Travis Pace, Trey Mayberry, Calvin Long, Kevin Massey, Marcus Richards, Rashard
Richardson, Jalen Holloman, Cedric Walden, Coach Dareyl Brown, "ohn Berrons(Not
Shown)" Jax Nets 17 and Under winners
3 Score Keepers Alexis Brown, Brittaney Neavins, Whitney Neavins and Brandi Walker zur

Miss Tre'zur Jai'yana Maultsby is a vibrant six years old with
spunk and plenty of attitude. Tre'zur is in kindergarten, where
she attends ABC Christian Academy. Tre'Zur is an A/B honor
roll student. She also participates in Sweetwater Athletic As-
sociation as a cheerleader. Tre'zur enjoys singing, playing
dress up and playing with her brothers, sister and her little
cousin. Tre'zur attends Second Coming Second Chance Min-
istries, where she loves to go to praise the lord. On April 3,
2011 Tre'zur participated in her first beauty pageant and was
crowned 2011 Duval's Little Miss Queen of Hearts County
Queen. The unique thing about this pageant is that it was about
more than just beauty, but it was about teaching the girls to
give back to their community. The Queen of Hearts pageants
is considered "Pageants with a Purpose." One of the require-
ments was raising non perishable items for a food drive to help
the less fortunate. Tre'zur collected 162 non perishable items
to help benefit the Ronald McDonald House.We are so proud
of Tre'zur .Keep up the good work! Tre'zur would like to
thank all of her friends and family who were able to help sup-
port her collect all her non perishable items.


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Fatal shooting at Jacksonville strip club; police take 2
into custody after high-speed chase

Ivan Gregory Webb, 27, of the 7300
block of Blanding Boulevard, was
booked into the Duval County jail just
after 11:30 a.m. Friday on a murder
charge, while a second man, whom po-
lice are not naming yet, was also ar-
rested, according to police.
The incident began about 2 a.m.
when a fight broke out inside the build-
ing that houses Tiffany's Premier Gentle-
men's Club and Club Climax in the 5800
block of Philips Highway, Lt. Rob
Schoonover said.
Schoonover said the commotion
made its way outside into parking lot be-
Ivan Gregory Webb side the building, where a car pulled up
and Webb fired shots, hitting Kenneth
Michael Chatman, 21, of the 12000 block
of Caney Marsh Court. Schoonover said an unidentified man was also hit, but fled be-
fore police got there.
The lieutenant said Chatman was taken to Shands Jacksonville, but died on the way
from a gunshot wound to the back. Schoonover said that during the pursuit, police cap-
tured the unnamed passenger after he jumped out of Webb's car and fell 25 feet after
jumping over a guardrail near an abandoned school building off I 95 near the intersec-
tion of Interstate 10. Webb threw a gun out of his car, which was recovered by police.


Jacksonville police involved in
another pedestrian accident
The pedestrian struck late Wednesday on the 5300 block
of Avenue B between 43rd and 44th streets about 11:45
p.m was not critically injured, according to Sgt. R.A.
Harville of the Jacksonville Sheriffs Office.


E Harville said an officer was patrolling when a pedestrian
i -I ~entered the roadway and was struck by the police cruiser.
Location of incident The officer involved in the accident was not injured.
Police are withholding the identities of the officer and the
pedestrian. It is unclear why the pedestrian entered the roadway.


Leesburg man indicted
for killing wife


Anthony Scott


A Leesburg man accused of murdering his wife was in-
dicted Wednesday by a grand jury.

Anthony Scott was indicted Wednesday by a grand jur)
on multiple charges. Malice murder, aggravated assault
felony murder and possession of a firearm during the
commission of a felony were all listed on the true bill.

Investigators testified last week that Scott admitted hc
shot Cathy Scott several times with two handguns out-
side their home on Old Smithville Road March 15th.

All counts are in relation to the shooting death of his wife
Cathy who was found at the couple's home on March
14th suffering from multiple gunshot wounds

Scott said he thought his wife was cheating on him.


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Jeffrey Coombs, 57, from South Florida, was killed after a Jack-
sonville Sheriffs Office cruiser hit him while he was crossing Interstate
95 near Race Track Road, the report said.

Coombs was driving northbound in the right lane on 1-95 around
5:30 a.m. when his Mercedes suddenly crossed all lanes and hit the cen-
ter median, the report said.

According to Florida Highway Patrol, a witness observed Coombs'
vehicle hitting a metal guardrail, then he exited the car and ran into the
roadway.

Northbound traffic on 1-95 came to a halt for some time Wednesday
morning as FHP troopers investigated the accident scene.

He ran into the path of a Jacksonville Sheriffs Office vehicle which
also was northbound on 1-95, and was hit. Coombs was taken to Bap-
tist South Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.


IF IN A CRASH:
Remember these important tips:

Move your vehicle off the road safely away from traffic.

Stay insideyour vehicle and make allpassengers stay inside, too.
Keep doors locked.

Ifyou can't move your vehicle off the road, ask allpassengers to
exit the vehicle, when it is safe to do so, and stand away from traffic.

If you must walk to a phone, keep your group together.

Raise the vehicle's hood, tie a white cloth to a door handle or use
reflective triangles or flares. Warning devices should be placed far
enough away from the vehicle to give oncoming traffic time to react.
A good rule of thumb: three devices at 100, 50 and 25 yards from the
vehicle. Source:AAA Auto Club


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To the Legendary Leon "Bo" Stafford
Peace and Love from us al.
Keep it moving you will be home soon.
To one of the famous Bread Boys
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Dangerous Escapee Caught

Authorities say they've caught teen Yarnel
Rashaurd Bagley, who escaped from a north
Florida jail last week.

The Jacksonville Sheriffs Department says they
took the 17-year-old boy into custody on Tuesday.

The teen escaped from the Marion County Jail on
April 19. Law enforcement had been focusing on
the Jacksonville area after he was seen leaving a
hotel there on Friday.

Bagley was already facing gun possession, theft
Yarnel Rashaurd Bagley and burglary charges.

Authorities say the teen's mother helped him in his most recent attempt. She has been
charged with aiding escape from a detention facility and fleeing and eluding.


Triple Shooting 1 Dead

DeKalb police confirmed two men and a woman were hit.
One identified person died at the hospital. Detectives said
they found more than a dozen shell casings in parking lot.
After gathering evidence, police said several different
weapons were used in the shooting.

Marvin Terry, a neighbor said he was inside his apart-
ment when he heard gunfire that sounded like a machine
gun. "It was like right in my back door, so I just hit the
ground," witness Marvin Terry said. "When I ran out the
door and seen what was going, and I seen all those bod-
ies out there. That was the crazy part," Terry said. "It was
three people lying outside on the ground."

Police said they have no description or motive for the
shooting.


CrieWatch


Man Charged In Retired Marine's Slaying

The family of a retired Marine recently learned that police have arrested a man in the
killing and charged him with murder.

Gregory Chisholm was fueling his car at a Northside BP gas station when someone
tried to rob him, police said. Chisholm fought back and was shot and killed.

Lucious Jackson, 22, has been charged with murder in Chisholm's death.

Police said Jackson admitted to two people that he had been out pulling robberies that
night. In each case, he said Chisholm tried to get the gun away from him, according to
police, and he fired one shot and fled, not knowing if he killed Chisholm.

Jackson has prior drug charges and was out of jail when Chisholm was killed. He was
put in jail and was serving time for another assault that occurred a month later. Police
did not make the connection of Jackson's suspected involvement in Chisholm's death
until after Jackson was back in jail.

Chisholm was a proud Marine his family said. He had three children, eight grandchil-
dren and 11 siblings.


Florida cornerback Janoris
Jenkins arrested once again for

Possession of Marijuana
Florida cornerback Janoris Jenkins was arrested Satur-
day morning for possession of marijuana. This would make
the second arrest involving marijuana this year and the
third time he has been arrested in the past 2 years.

The arrest of the senior comes little more than a month
after Jenkins pled to a misdemeanor charge of possession
of marijuana. On March 18, Jenkins was ordered to pay
$316 in court costs and fines, and adjudication was with-
held.

Jenkins was given a notice to appear for being in pos-
session of less than 20 grams of cannabis. He has a May
12 court date.

UF coach Will Muschamp has said disciplinary actions
regarding that incident will be handled internally.


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Name: Arike Aina
Age: 17 Height: 5'7"
Age: 15 Height: 5'5": 1 2
Weight: 1201bs
Weight: O1101bs
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Last seen 03/10/11 in Miami, FL.
FL. Shaniqua has scars on her
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right hand and both legs


Name: Chizoba E. Anachuna Name: Valencia Latrell Bailey
Age: 17 Height: 5'9" Age: 16 Height: 5'1"
Weight: 2001bs Weight: 1251bs
Last seen 03/29/11 in Clearwater, Last seen 03/13/11 in Tampa, FL.
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Name: Shaneice Harden
Age: 16 Height: 5'3"
Weight: 1091bs
Last seen 03/30/11 in Lutz, FL.
Has tattoos on chest, and upper
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Phillip Williams was an unhappy consumer. So he
stopped two Tampa, Florida, police officers, handed
over his crack pipe, and asked if they wouldn't mind
testing the crack cocaine that he'd bought earlier, just to
make sure it was the real deal. Good news! It was. Bad
news! They arrested him.


Making it easy for police?
Thirty-six-year-old male was arrested shortly
after the robbery early Wednesday. He's accused of
stealing 17 packs of Newport cigarettes. He handed
over a note that read "This is a robbery" The clerk
handed over the cigarettes but neglected to give the
note back. Police say the note was written on the
back of the suspects Department of Correction pa-
perwork.


Name: Willie H. Phillip5
Age: 21
Offense: Stolen nronertv


Name: Artarius Z. Mason
Age: 21
Offense T.rcenv


Name: Ronnie E. Lev
Age: 54
Offense: Grand Theft


Name: Robert Bryan Luke Name: Alonzo J. Brown Sr. Name: Doyce Dean Griffis
Age: 35 Age: 37 Age: 46
Offense: Sexual Battery Offense: Aoravated A-sault Offense: Video Voyeurism


Name: James Weismore Name: Alvin Young Name: Adilio Merino
Offense: Incest Offense: Sex W/Minor Offense: Child Porn


Name: Kejuan 1. Cheeks Name:Cederick Douglas
Offense: Burglary Offense: Cocaine Sale


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