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

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
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Newspapers -- Jacksonville (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Duval County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre:
newspaper   ( marcgt )
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Spatial Coverage:
United States -- Florida -- Duval -- Jacksonville
Coordinates:
30.31944 x -81.66 ( Place of Publication )

Notes

Additional Physical Form:
Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation:
Vol. 12, no. 13 i.e. 39 (Jan. 6, 1962)-
General Note:
"Florida's statewide black weekly."
General Note:
Publisher: Eric O. Simpson, Feb. 14, 1981- .

Record Information

Source Institution:
University of Florida
Rights Management:
All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier:
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oclc - 02261130
notis - ADA9536
lccn - sn 83045218
issn - 0740-798X
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UF00028362:01045

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FATAL ACCIDENT ON 1-10 @ McDUFF


Retired U. S. Marine,
Michael A. Johnson,
Accident Victim


The 1988 Blue BMW that was
driven by Retired U. S. Marine,
Michael Johnson. Photo by FM Powell


He was such a "sweet"
person, kind to every-
body. That was the kind
of comments you were
able to hear about 38-
year-old Michael A.
Johnson, a retired
Marine.
The Florida Highway
Patrol said that Michael
was trying to switch
lanes while heading west
on I-10 and hit the car
next to him, causing both
vehicles to hit a truck. As
you can see from the
attached picture,
Johnson's BMW flipped
down the embankment
and landed on its top.
The driver of the truck
did not receive serious
injuries and the driver in
Fatal Accident See A-7


COUNTERFEIT CHECK Man Admits to
RINMG HAl TFD


Police reports,
there were 29
people involved
in cashing coun-
terfeit business
checks around
Jacksonville at
stores such as
Publix, Winn
Dixie, Wal-Mart
Fred Holliman, 34 Lakeisha Williams, and even some
29
smaller businesses. The checkcashing business involved indi-
viduals using counterfeit checks and cashing them in at stores.
The operation was large in the Jacksonville area even though
checks were cashed throughout Florida, Georgia, Alabama,
South Carolina and Tennessee.
Two Jacksonville residents, Fred Holliman and Lakeisha
Williams appeared to be the "brains"' behind the operation.
Holliman and Williams used financial software to design the
checks and.were able to purchase account numbers illegally
from four Jacksonville companies. With the software, the
account numbers they were able to produce the checks, most-
ly as payroll checks. Holliman and.Williams were then able to
get people to claim employment with a company to allow the
funds to be received, for a reasonable amount paid to the
Counterfeit Checks See A-7


Killing Wife

With just a few days left before the
year ends, the murder rate is still
growing in Jacksonville. Curtis Way,
44, went to a neighbor's house and
called 911, reporting that his, wife,
Linda Way, 49, was unconscious.
Way did not report at the time that
he and his wife had engaged in a
domestic dispute. During the strug-
gle, he held her down until she lost Curtis Way, 44
consciousness.
The Jacksonville Fire-Rescue personnel examined Linda
and then reported the incident to the Jacksonville Sheriff's
Office. The victim was taken to Shands but later died. The
incident occurred around 8:00 p.m. and about four hours
later, her husband, Curtis was taken downtown for question-
ing.
After questioning, the 6 feet, 210 pound male admitted that
he held his wife down as she struggled to get up, but did not
move until after she stopped struggling and lost conscious-
ness. He did not know that he had killed her at the time but
finally admitted to the detectives what really happened.
Even though the Sherwood Forest area home had reported no

Man kills wife See page A-7


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According to a London report, The Seminole Tribe of
Florida is buying the Hard Rock business, including its mas-
sive collection of rock 'n' roll memorabilia. This is a $965
million deal with British casino and hotel company Rank
Group PLC, announced the tribe.
The Hard Rock business includes 124 Hard Rock Cafes,
four Hard Rock Hotels, two Hard Rock Casino Hotels, two
Hard Rock venues, and stakes in three unbranded hotels.
With it, the tribe acquires what is' said to be the world's
largest collection of rock memorabilia.
"This is a proud moment for the Seminole Tribe of Florida
and for all Indian tribes," said Mitchell Cypress, chairman of
the Council.
In addition to its two Seminole Hard Rock hotels & casinos,
the Seminole Tribe owns and operates five other casinos in
Florida.
Nearly 3,300 Seminole Indians live on and off reservations
throughout Florida.
The tribe was the first American Indian group to get into the
business and have more than $22 billion in annual income.


News In Brief
Congratulations to Rashean Mathis
Rashean Mathis, cornerback for the Jacksonville
Jaguars, has been selected for the Pro Bowl. He is the sec-
ond Jag to be selected. Defensive tackle Marcus Stroud
was the only Jaguars player to be on the AFC squad the
past three years. Congratulations Rashean for making the
Pro Bowl roster.

Governor Bush Doesn't Feel He Can Make The
White House
It has often been said that Gov. Jeb Bush would one
day get into Washington, D.C. as president. However,
even though his rating is high in Florida, his brother's rat-
ing in Washington is extremely low, Therefore, when
asked about his plans by a Spanish-language reporter, his
response was, "No tengo future (I have no future)."

The Duke Rape Case Dismissed
The Duke rape case was dismissed regarding the
Lacrosse players but not completely. The woman is preg-
nant and the judge has ordered paternity test.


FOY FIRST SINCE

RECONSTRUCTION

Elder Donald R. Foy; 1
Community Activist; Leader; "
Politician and Statesman, can
add another title to his name:
Vice Chairperson for the
Duval County Republican
Party! Elder Foy, an African
American, was elected dur-
ing the annual meeting of the
Duval County Republican
Party Executive Committee
on December 12, 2006.
This is the first time since
the Reconstruction Period; an
African-American has been
elected to a major leadership
position in the Duval County Republican Party since
Republican, Elder Joseph E Lee, who represented Duval
County in the House of Representatives from 1875-1881.
Jacksonville City Councilwoman Glorious Johnson, a
Republican, stated, Donald has broken the trend of tradi-
tional white males being elected to the top leadership posi-
tions in the Duval County Republican Party, a first in 50 to
60 years! Elder Foy has made history! I am pleased with
the fact that the majority of White Republicans in this
county recognized the leadership qualities and integrity of
this great man. Donald's election to Vice Chairperson pro-
vides a great opportunity for the party to remove the stig-
matism ...that the Republican Party is a racist party!"
Elder Donald Foy currently serves as the President for
the Jacksonville Chapter for MAD DADS. (Men Against
Destruction, Defending Against Drugs and Social
Disorder.)
MAD DADS are, at its simplest, concerned, loving par-
ents who purposefully hold themselves to be positive role
models and who are single-minded in their resolve to save
their communities from the madness that is drugs, crimes,
and violence. They acknowledge God as the true source of
their courage, ability and success! They work with commu-
nity residents and local pastors to provide training and pur-
pose for hundreds of citizens.

Reparation Appeal Approved
A federal judge in New York dismissed for the second
time a lawsuit demanding that more than a dozen companies
pay reparations to the descendants of African-American
slaves.
An appeal was immediately filed and Friday, The
Appeal's Court approved the Appeal so, the door is still
open.


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Xavier University's President in Selfless Pursuit of a
Better Society

Marc H. Modal
President CEOFounder, National Urban League


Xavier University's
Norman Francis, the longest-
serving college president in
the nation, was recently cho-
sen to receive the highest
honor granted a civilian the
Presidential Medal of
Freedom. Few Americans
deserve this honor as much as
Dr. Francis, who in 2005 was
recognized by the National
Urban League recognized as a
living legend at our annual
conference in Washington,
D.C.
His commitment to the
education of African
Americans in the fields of
pharmacology, science and
pre-med is unparalled. Xavier,
one of the first and longest-
standing participants in our
Black Executive Exchange
Program, graduates more
Black pharmacists, scientists
and aspiring doctors than any
institution nationwide. The
university has accounted for
roughly one-quarter of Black
pharmacists practicing in the
United States and more future
African-American doctors
than any other undergraduate
school.
"These are the sorts of
things that happen in one's
lifetime that you never
expect," Dr. Francis told the
New Orleans Times Picayune
recently. "I accept it for all the
people who made this possi-
ble, whose shoulders I'm
standing on and who helped
me be encouraged to work
hard and to serve the career
that I chose. They all are part


of this award. It's not for me
alone."
The parents of Dr. Francis,
born in Lafayette, La. in 1931,
knew their son was destined to
go places. They did all they
could to send him to St. Paul
Catholic elementary and sec-
ondary schools. Though a bar-
ber and homemaker of modest
means, they made great sacri-
fices to give their son the best
education possible.
And Dr. Francis more than
delivered on his promise, first.
earning a B.S. from Xavier in
.1952 and then a J.D. from
Loyola University Law
School, where he was the first
Black student. He couldn't
stay in the dorms at Loyola
because he was Black so he
lived at his alma mater, serving
as dean of men until 1956
when he joined the U.S.
Army's Third Armored
Division. He returned to his
old job and in 1963 then he
was promoted to director of
student personnel services. By
1968, Dr. Francis took the
helm of nation's only histori-
cally Black Catholic universi-
ty.
Over his nearly 40-year
tenure, Xavier grew at an
unprecedented clip. The cam-
pus became known as
Emerald City for its lavish
green landscaping and housed
a $15-million library; a 430-
bed, $13 million dorm and a
$23-million science complex,
including a school of pharma-
cy. From 1999 to 2005, enroll-
ment increased 35 percent to


more than 4,000 students, and
470 graduates were accepted
to medical schools.
But in August of 2005,
Hurricane Katrina changed
everything. Not only was the
first floor of Dr. Francis' house
reduced to "nothing but studs
and walls" but the university
he led sustained major water
and wind damage, he told
Tavis Smiley in 2005.
Floods resulting from
breached levees in Katrina's
aftermath rushed in, deluging
the Xavier campus and dam-
aging every single building.
That five years earlier
Congress had passed legisla-
tion exempting private col-
leges and universities from
Federal Emergency
Management Administration
aid didn't help matters much.
Xavier, which has a small
endowment and whose stu-
dents depend heavily on gov-
ernment aid, faced footing the
bill for its own Katrina recov-
ery. But that didn't deter Dr.
Francis. He not only brought
his university back to working
order he answered the call of
his state by accepting the
chairmanship of the Louisiana
Recovery Authority. In this
capacity, he has figured promi-
nently in efforts to help Gulf
Coast residents rebuild their
lives in Katrina's wake.
Dr. Francis championed
the notion that New Orleans
could be restored not only to
its former but a greater glory,
challenging those who advo-
cated shrinking the city's foot-
print after the storm. "One
thing that you can't kill is the
spirit and the dedication that
people have and we got a lot of
people who are dedicated to
making this a different state


and every city a different
place. We hope to use this
opportunity to make this state
and our cities better than what
they once were. It's not going
to be easy," he told Tavis
Smiley in 2005.
Xavier's president has
received commendation from
countless prominent figures,
including Nelson Mandela,
President Bill Clinton, Bill
Gates, Jesse Jackson and Pope
John Paul II and has acquired
numerous honorary degrees.
He joins the late John "Buck"
O'Neil, who up until his death
served as the Negro Leagues'
chief historian and also
became the first Black coach
in the major leagues, the great
B.B. King, literacy crusader
Ruth Johnson Colvin, histori-
an and journalist Paul Johnson
and Nobel Prize-winning sci-
entist Joshua Lederberg, in
receiving the medal. Previous
winners include Bill Cosby,
Hank Aaron and Pearl Bailey.
The Presidential Medal of
Freedom was first established
by President Harry S Truman
in 1945 to recognize people
who helped American inter-
ests overseas. In 1963, it
evolved by executive order of
President John F. Kennedy
into an honor recognizing
civilian contributions by
Americans in the fields of the
arts, sports, politics, business
and other arenas.
Dr. Francis' contributions
gives inspiration and hope to
the world that it is possible to
emerge from the ashes of dis-
aster or in this case the
waters of Lake Ponchartrain --
stronger than ever.


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Faith In Our Community The Church Directory
Schedule of Events and Services "Come and Worship With Us"


MOUNT SINAI MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH &
CHRISTIAN ACADEMY OF EXCELLENCE is having an
Ordination Service, Sunday, January 14, 2007, at 4 p.m. We
cordially invite you and your congregation to join us. The fol-
lowing church members are candidates for; Ministers Lisa
Lipsey and F. Willie Lipsey; Deacons Kenneth Jones,
Timothy Jones and Darrell Blackman; Deaconesses -
Elizabeth Bing, Alfreda Richardson and Tiffany McClain. We
are looking forward to you joining us on this great day in our
church's life. Mount Sinai is located at 2036 Silver Street,
Jacksonville, FL. Rev. R. L. Gundy, Pastor, Ronald Smith,
Chairman of Deacons and Randall Malpress, Chairman of
Trustees. For more information call (904) 354-7249.
THE 144TH EMANCIPATION PROCLAMATION SER-
VICE is scheduled for January 1, 2007 at The Zion Hope
Missionary Baptist Church, located at 2803 West Edgewood
Ave. Rev. Clifford Johnson, Jr. is the Host Pastor. The song
fest will begin at 10:45 a.m. with Mr. Charles Maxwell,
Musical Dir. for the Emancipation Proclamation. The speaker
will be Mr. Allen Bradley, a member of Bethel Baptist
Institutional Church. Ms. Gail Kendall, is the Coord. for the
program along with Ms. Shirley Fowler, Youth Dir. Rev. Odell
Smith, Pres. of the Emancipation Proclamation, Mr. Joseph
Johnson Vice President and Media Spokes person assisted by
Dr. Shirley Bowman. The public is invited.
SWORD AND SHIELD KINGDOM OUTREACH MIN-
ISTRY is inviting you to share in their 2006 Serious Praise
Service, December 24th as they give thanks to our Lord and
Savior. Reverend Mattie W. Freeman, Pastor/Founder will
bring the message. They're located .at 1820 Monument Rd.,
Jacksonville, Fl., Building 2.
GREATER MACEDONIA BAPTIST CHURCH, located at
1880 West Edgewood Ave. is having a Christmas Day
Worship, Monday, December 25, 2006 at 10:00 a.m. and a
New Year's Eve Worship, Sunday, December 31, 2006 at
10:00 p.m. The events are free, and open for everyone to
attend.
EVANGELIST JOANN WYATT AND THE PONDER
SINGERS 25TH SILVER PRE-ANNIVERSARY
Dimension of Praise Ministries, located at 580 Ellis Rd.,
Jacksonville, FL, with Dr. Carol Baker, Pastor. January 6,
2007 at 6:30 p.m. Special guest are Sisters of Praise, Singing
Trumpets, Pure Gold, Royal Spirituals, Jerry Cannon and the
Caravans and many more. For more information please call
Evangelist Joann Wyatt at (904) 772-8018.
NEW MINISTRY SAINT PAUL AME CHURCH SPON-
SORS 4-F MINISTRY The excitement about the newly ini-
tiated 4-F Ministry at Saint Paul African Methodist Episcopal
Church is contagious and heartwarming. This Ministry takes
place every Wednesday 5:30 p.m. 6:20 p.m. Bible study for
the family begins at 6:30 p.m. Friends and the public are invit-
ed to share in this time of renewal. Transportation is available.
Saint Paul i s located at 6910 New Kings Rd, Rev. Marvin
Zanders, II is the pastor. Please contact the church at 764-2755
for additional information.
MAGNINAMOUS ORDER OF KNIGHTS TEMPLAR
MASONS COMMONWEALTH OF FLORIDA is presenting
"The Christmas Toast" December 25th at 11:30 a.m., 6th Fl. of
the Masonic Temple Building, located at 410 Broad St. All
Knights Templars and all Commanderies of Union Grand
Commandery #22, Commonwelth of FL. Dress is casual.
Attending are: Sir Knight Arthur J. Mincey 330 K.Y.C.H.
Right Grand Eminent Commander, Most Excellent Sir Knight
Jefferson A. Lofton, Jr. 330 K.Y.C.H., Most Eminent Grand
Master, Grand Encampment of Knights Templar Masons, The
US and Jurisdictions, Most Worshipful Rev. Dr. Michael R.
Moore 330 K.Y.C.H. Grand Master.



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THE 4TH ANNUAL WILLIE E. GARY/MARTIN
LUTHER KING, JR. LUNCHEON The Willie Gary
Classic Foundation, in its mission to encourage achievement
and excellence in today's youth, will hold its Annual Martin
Luther King Essay Contest Luncheon, Tuesday, January 9,
2007 at 11:45 a.m at the Bethelite Conference Center, locat-
ed at 5865 Arlington Exprwy, Jacksonville, FL. YOLAN-
DA KING, the eldest daughter of the late Dr. Martin Luther
and Coretta Scott King will speak at the event, where win-
ners of this year's essay contest will recite their works.
Tickets are $25 per person, $250 per table of ten. For more
information on ticket sale locations, call (904) 353-3008.
SISTER BEATRICE ISHMEAL 16TH SOLOIST
ANNIVERSARY is being held at West Friendship
Baptist Church, with Reverend L. Wilson, Senior Pastor
located at 945 Carrie St., January 7, 2006 at 6:00 p.m.
Special Guest are: New Creations, Nu Testament, Golden
Clouds, Bro. Al Andres, Sisters of Praise, Sunny rose.
Singers, God's Spiritual Gifts, Deacon Willie Kirkland,
Florida Gospel Travelers, Lil Jessie & the Miracles, and
Shirley and the Sons of Harmony. For more information call
Sis. Beatrice Ishmeal at 549-9091.
Listings are due the Tuesday before the next issue. Email
submissions preferred. Send to: info@thefloridastar.com


BAKER, Arthur W., died
December 11, 2006. AB
Coleman Mortuary.
BARKLEY, Eula, died
December 10, 2006.
BELL, Marcus D., died
December 11, 2006.
BLACKWELL, Gary S.,
Jr., 24, died December 13,
2006.
BLAKE, Anna Henry,
died December 10, 2006.
BOSTICK, Vanessa, died
December 7, 2006. AB
Coleman Mortuary.
CLARK, Robert, died
December 16, 2006.
FLOMAR, Louie Leroy,
51, died December 11,
2006.
GARARD, Clifford, died
December 14, 2006.
GIBBS, Virginia, 57, died
December 12, 2006.
GOODWIN, Hazel, died
December 12, 2006.
GROOMS, Barra Den,
died December 16, 2006.
HONEYWOOD, Wesley,
died December 9, 2006.
AB Coleman Mortuary.
JACKSON, Betty, died
December 15, 2006.
JAMES, Mrs. Willie L.,
53, died December 13,
2006.
JONES, Kurt, died
December 12, 2006.
JOHNSON, Infant
Tamaree, died December
8, 2006.
LEE, John Henry, 88,
died December 14, 2006.
Alphonso West Mortuary.
LORENZO, Walter V.,
21, died December 5,
2006.
MANNING, Floree W.,
died December 12, 2006.
MASON, Beatrice
Coleman, died December
12, 2006. Alphonso West
Mortuary.
RILEY, Lillian, died
December 15, 2006.
SELLERS, Aaron Ashley,
died December 6, 2006.
WILLIAMS, Darrell, 42,
died December 14, 2006.
WILSON, Vera, died
December 15, 2006.


Almighty God, Father of all
mercies and giver of all
comfort: Deal graciously,
we pray thee, with those who
mourn, that casting every
care on thee, they may know
the consolation of thy love,
through Jesus Christ our
LORD.


Sleep, Sleep, Sleep,
'Tis the eve of our
Saviour's birth.
The night is peaceful
all around you,
Close your eyes,
Let sleep surround you.
Dream, Dream, Dream,
Of the joyous day
to come.
While guardian angels
without number,
Watch you as you
sweetly slumber.
Dream, dream, dream,
Of the joyous day
to come.



Said the King to the
people everywhere,,
"Listen to what I say!
Pray for peace, people,
everywhere,,
Listen to what I say!
The Child, the Child
sleeping in the night
He will bring us
goodness and light,
He will bring us
goodness and light."










"Sharing
GOD's Love
with Others
is one of the
Special Blessings
of the Season"


Happy Holidays!

THE
FLORIDA STAR
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Sunday School ....................9:30 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship .......................11:00 a.m.
Youth Church 2nd & 3rd Sundays
(Old Sanctuary)...................................11:00 a.m .
Tuesday Prayer Meeting.............. ........ 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday Pastoral Bible Study ................ 8:00 p.m.
Rev. Eric Lee, Pastor
Rev. Joe Calhoun, Pastor Emeritus
(904) 764-5727 Church


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Historic Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church
Sunday
W orship Service...................................................................10:00 a.m .
Church School......................................................................... 8:45 a.m.
Wednesday
Fulfillment Hour Bible Study............................................... 6:30 p.m.
Every 2nd & 4th Thursday.............................10:00 a.m.-12:00 Noon
Friday
Joy Explosion Ministry..........................................................6:30 p.m .
201 East Beaver St. (904) 355-9475
Rev. F.D. Richardson Jr., Pastor

Mount Sinai Missionary Baptist Church
2036 Silver Street Jacksonville, FL 32206
Rev. R. L. Gundy, Pastor
(904) 354-7249 Church
Bible Power Enrichment Hour
Sunday School...........................9:15- 10:15 a.m.
Baptism-Praise & Worship
(Sanctuary)............................................ 10:30 a.m.
Youth Church-2nd & 3rd Sundays
Fellowship Hall......................................10:30 a.m.

Mid-Week:
Wednesday, Noonday Prayer................................................. 12 Noon
Inspiration Wednesday Worship Service...................6:00-8:00 p.m.
Prayer Meeting & Bible Study, Youth Bible Study & Activities

MT. CHARITY MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH
1417 North Laura St. Jacksonville, Florida 32206
George Harvey, Jr., M.A., M. Div., Pastor
Telephone: (904) 356-0664 or 768-4453
"Christ died for our sins...was buried and Rose again" (see I Corinthians 15:1-4)
Sulzbacher Outreach Service............... ........................ .......................... 8:30 a.m.
Sunday School......... ............. ........................1.... 0:00 a.m.
M morning W orship.............................................. ............................. 11:00 a.m .
Evening W orship............................... ......................... 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday & Friday Night Services................................................... 7:30 p.m.
Saturday Prison Outreach...... ................ ...... ....................... 1:00 p.m.
Saturday Nursing Home Outreach................................. 3rd and 4th Saturdays
"Call or Write Ml. ChariOt for FREE Sunday School Outlines"
A Bible Preaching, Bible Believing and Bible Practicing Church
"Without the shedding of Blood, there is no remission of sin" (Hebrews 9:22)

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, Fla. 32206
Church Telephone: (904) 359-0661 Home: (904) 358-8932 Cell: 710-1586
Sunday School........................................................ ............................9:30 a.m .
M morning W orship..................................... ...... ........ .. .................. 11 :00 a.m.
Tuesday...............................................Prayer Meeting & Bible Study,7:00 p.m.
Thursday..................................... ......... ....................... Joy Night,7:00 p.m.
"Email: Gospell75@aol.com
Website: Greaterelbethel.org


Pentecostal Church of God
"Jesus Loves Sinners Church Folk Don't"
Elder Joseph Rice

Sunday School ---.- .-------------------- -------------- 10:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship ------------------------12:00 Noon & 7:00 p.m.
Bible Study -- ----------Tuesday & Friday------ 7:00 p.m.

(912) 267-6395 (912) 996-4864 Cell
2705 MLK Blvd., Brunswick, GA 31520


God Is Good


All Of The Time!


"7b everything there is a season
and a time to every purpose under the
heaven. A time to be born, and a time
to die. "-Ecclesiastes 3:1-2.
No one wants to talk about death
and. funerals. Too depressing.
Unfortunately, death is a fact of life
and there simply is no way to avoid it.
For indeed there is a "time to be born
and a time to die,"
You may want a traditional funer-
al service with visitation and a member
of the clergy conducting services at a
church or a funeral home. Would you
want an open or closed casket? Maybe
you want a special friend to do the
eulogy or family members to read
scripture passages or poetry. Any
favorite hymns?
First, you should shop around and
talk to a few funeral directors. Yes, let
your fingers do the walking-comparing
prices for such things as casket,
embalming, ant the cost for profes-
sional services. ;'


Resit oiat.-stop shopping, which
can include such things as prayer
cards, thank-you notes, and guest reg-
isters-they add up quickly. Many opt
for the funeral home in their neighbor-
hood for personalized services.
Decide on body disposition.
Burial or cremation? If earth burial, a
cemetery plot should be purchased; if
above ground, a mausoleum crypt. If
cremation is the choice, plan disposi-
tion of the ashes. Do you want them
stored in a columbarium niche or
buried? Maybe you prefer to have
your ashes scattered?
An option some people take is to
donate organs and tissues to a medical
school. (Have a donor card and check
on requirements.)
If you would rather have a memo-
,rial service, express that wish.
A,B. COLEMAN MORTUARY, INC.
"Our Aim Is Not to Equal, But Excel*
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www.ABColeman.com


New Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church
1824 Prospect Street Jacksonville, FL 32208


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Socially Speaking
By
Betty Asque
Davis


"There's Always Something

Happening On The First Coast"

A Lovely Wedding
"Love is patient; love is kind.
Love is not envious or boastful
or arrogant or rude.
It does not insist on its own way:
it is not irritable or resentful;
it does not rejoice in wrong doing
but rejoices in truth.
Love bears all things,
believes all things,
hopes all things, endures all things
And now faith, hope, and love abide,
and the greatest of these is love. "I Corinthians 12:4-
7,; 13
And so on a lovely, perfect late Saturday afternoon
in, December, Lieutenant Colonel Robert Porter,
United State Army, Retired took the lovely Mrs.
Josephine Hall Fiveash, in the presence of family and
a few of their closest friends, as his wife for eternity.
The setting for the wedding service was the newly
built palatial grand house ("Our home when we move
in", stated Colonel Porter prior to the wedding service
as family and friends arrived).
The bride was aglow and beaming as she entered the
great room on the arm of her soon to be husband. You
could hear the sounds of Roberta Flack's First Time
Ever I Saw Your Face. The entire home was filled with
love and joy for such a very fine couple deserving of all
the love and well wishes of their family and friends.
Somehow the vows being said by our peers during this
time of our lives are so poignant and carry so much
more meaning it seems than the words did during our
early years-perhaps because we have lived the words.
The wedding service began with the prenuptial
music of Mrs. Rosanna Kelly who sang My Tribute.
At the end of the service she sang The Lord's Prayer
The bride's pastor, Reverend Neo N. Garvin, St.
Joseph United Methodist Church officiated.
Hostesses were: Ms. Brenda Bass, Ms. Patricia
Mays and Mrs. Ruth Waters McKay. Melvin Alston,
Jr., Leon Richardson and Maurice Way served as
ushers. The bride's niece, Mrs. Francina Adams
Dunbar was the wedding consultant.
I know the entire First Coast wishes the couple bliss-
ful happiness forever and ever.

Mrs. Joan Clark Is Feted With Celebration
The members of Gamma Rho Omega Chapter,
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. celebrated the
retirement of their member Mrs. Joan Clark recently.
Mrs. Clark retired from JEA after twenty-six years of
dedicated service. During her tenure at JEA, she held
many positions within JEA, the last being Labor
Relations Manager. Mrs. Clark has worked a total of
thirty-six years throughout her career in Human
Resource. She holds two Professional Certifications:
SPHR- Senior Professional in Human Resources from
the Society for .Human Resource Management and
CCP- Certified Compensation Professional from the
American Compensation Association. Mrs. Clark is a
member of the National Council of Negro Women,
Jacksonville Women's Network (where she is a past
board member) and Bethel Baptist Institutional Church.
Her daughter, Ms. Leah Hodge, also a member of
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. was in town to help
celebrate this occasion.
Join us with heartfelt congratulations to a phenom-
enal woman, Mrs. Joan Clark!


Don't forget to let us know of your upcoming
events. Contact us at 904 766-8834; E-mail
socially@TheFloridaStar.com or you may reach me
directly at imajol@aol.com, telephone (904) 285-9777
or fax (904) 285-7008.
See you in the paper!


Photos: J. Carl Davis, Sr.


Newlyweds Lt. Col. and Mrs. Porter following their recent wedding
ceremony.


The Adams Family members for the bride at the wedding reception.


Ms. Beverly Shields (second from left), local Alpha Kappa Alpha
Sorority president with friends of the bride.


Dr. Janetta Giles Norman, The Britts, and Dr. Emma Ayers Moran.


The Troy Canadys.


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The Porter Newlyweds arrive to greet family and friends at their very
intimate wedding reception.


Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Sisters Mses. Ann Hart, Blondell
Mathews and Avis Mithews were on hand to serenade the bride.


The Jenkinses and The Thomases at the Porter/Fiveash wedding
reception.


Mesdames Sarah Montgomery, Betty Sessions, and Mary Madison,
The Levi Mclntoshs and Mrs. Louella McBride.


The Edgar Mathises.


Reverend and Neo Garvin joined The Bakers at the wedding recep-
tion.


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Florida

Dr. Jerrilyn
McGregory, a pro-
fessor from the
University of
Pennsylvania, will
present "Vision of
African Americ.an
Women in Florida
through Folk Art,
Traditions, and
Rituals" on Jan. 8 at
2 p.m. at the
Okaloosa-Walton
College Niceville
Campus in the
Florida panhandle.
The event is
sponsored by The
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Valparaiso branch
of the American
Association of
University Women
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through a grant
from the Florida
Humanities Council.
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African-American
literature and folk-
lore, "The tendency
is to highlight the
leadership roles of
African American
professional
women. However,
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David McCullough The noted author and historian
Bush Gives M edal of Freedom to 10 People is considered a foremost expert on the American presi-
dency.


AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais
President Bush, right, bestows the Presidential Medal
of Freedom to Blues Musician B.B. King during a cere-
mony in the East Room of the White House in
Washington, DC, Friday, December 15, 2006.


Date: Tuesday, December 19, 2006
By: The Associated Press, APonline

WASHINGTON (AP) President Bush on
Friday awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom to a
blues guitarist, a baseball star, a scientist and several
writers and educators.
The medal is the nation's highest civilian
honor, recognizing achievement in public service, sci-
ence, the arts, education, athletics and other fields. Bush
said the recipients were "exceptional individuals who
have gained great admiration and respect throughout
our country."
THEY ARE:

- Ruth Johnson Colvin The literacy advocate has
traveled the globe to help people learn reading and lan-
guage skills.


- Norman C. Francis The president of Xavier University, of Louisiana for nearly 40 years, he has also played a
lead role in helping the people of the Gulf Coast recover from Hurricane Katrina.

- Paul Johnson The historian and journalist was honored for writings that have "captivated and educated peo-
ple around the world."

- B.B. King The singer and guitarist is considered the King of Blues and an American legend.

- Joshua Lederberg The Nobel Prize winner for his work in bacterial genetics had also helped develop
advanced computer technology, worked with NASA in the search for life on Mars, and been a scientific adviser
to national policymakers.


- Norman Y. Mineta The former transportation secretary, appointed to that job br Bush, became the longest
serving person in the position. He also served as a mayor, a congressman and as President Clinton's commerce
secretary during his career in public service.

- John "Buck" O'Neil The former professional baseball player in the Negro Leagues was the first black coach
in Major League Baseball and a co-founder of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum. He died earlier this year.


THE AFRICA CHANNEL In the mid 1980's FESPACO (Festival of Pan-African
Cinema), the most important pan-African film festival held bian-
nually in Ouagadougou, Burkina Fasso, adopted this motto: No
people should be hungry for their own image. We at The Africa
SChannel couldn't agree more.
As we look back on 2006 we can take great pride in hav-
ing served as the vehicle through which Africans throughout the
Diaspora can see their own image, people of African decent can
connect with their heritage and viewers of all nationalities can
experience the treasures of Mama Africa.
As we head towards the beginning of a new calendar year
I I B ^we thank all of you for your continued support and loyalty and
wish you a New Year filled with prosperity & good health.
From All Of Us At The Africa Channel


- William Safire The writer and commentator was
honored for polishing the nation's language and elevat-
ing the debates of the day.

- Natan Sharansky The former prisoner of the
Soviet regime, punished at the time for advancing reli-
gious liberty and human rights, has continued to cham-
pion freedom. He had previously been invited to the
White House by Bush to discuss his book, "The Case
for Democracy: The Power of Freedom to Overcome
Tyranny and Terror."
Rapist Preys

On Men In

.Houston Area

By: OE STINEBAKER,
Associated Press Writer, APonline

HOUSTON (AP) A rapist who preys on young
men has struck five times in the Houston area since
mid-September, and police said Monday there may be
even more victims, but they are too ashamed to come
forward.
The rapist typically stalks, robs and sexually
assaults his victims at gunpoint, apparently choosing
them at random and attacking them near or inside their
homes, police said. The most recent attack was Nov.
30.
"I wish we had a link between the victims,
because we might have a better chance of catching
him," said Lt. Richard Whitaker of the police depart-
ment in Baytown, where two of the attacks took place.
"We don't have any affirmative links at all."
He said some victims may be reluctant to come
forward because of their ages and "a pride thing" that
makes men more reluctant to acknowledge being the
victim of a sex crime.
Investigators believe that rape is the motive,
even though some victims were robbed. DNA testing is
under way in an effort to identify the attacker.
In some cases, the attacker approached his vic-
tim outside their home. Other times, he broke into the
home.
"I think he just sees one that he prefers, and then
he begins to follow them and gather information, find-
ing out where they live and watching their house,"
Whitaker said.
Victims have described the attacker as a clean-
shaven black man, 18 to 21 years old, 5-foot-6 to 6 feet
tall, with a shaved head.
The victims have all been men in their late
teens.


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Fatal Accident continued from A-1
the other car received no injuries. The accident closed the ramp for almost two hours.
Friends say "the mighty Mike" left early but his memories will be long remembered, especial-
ly his 'award winning' smile.
Michael A. Johnson was married to Malissa Johnson. They have two children.
Visitation is Friday from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Buggs-Bellamy Funeral Services, Inc., locat-
ed at 2936 Jerry Lane. The funeral will be held on Saturday at 11:00 a.m., Mt. Herman
Cemetery, Macclenny, Florida.
Murdered wife continued from A-
violent incidents in the past, apparently things were not right. There are many signs of violence
that a person should observe when they are engaged in a relationship and many ignore the signs
and the information provided.
Counterfeit Checks- continued from A-1

person getting the check cashed so most became involved for the quick and easy pay.
There were approximately 900 checks cashed by 29 people for funds totalling almost
$400,000.
The investigators of "Operation Stop Payment" said they received much of their understand-
ing of the operation through a lap top computer that was recovered in 2005.
There are three suspects in this operation: Fred Holliman, Billy D. Williams and Lakeisha
Williams. Holliman and Lakeisha Williams have been arrested. Billy D. Williams fled his
home in the 5000 block of Cleveland Road when police arrived to arrest him. He is still at large.
According to the State Attorney's Office, Holliman, Williams and Williams can be prosecut-
ed under a federal law and could face up to 30 years in prison. Because Holliman is a habitual
offender, he could get more time.
It was more difficult, according to the State Attorney's Office to get to the bottom of the ring
because it is so unusual for a crime of this magnitude not to be involved in drugs. This was
strictly a "brain" operation.
Others arrested are: William Cain, 39, Gerald Hizine, 22, Neomi Jones, 20, Rebecca Jones,
19, Shaneca Kelsey, 19, Tameka Silvers, 19, Wanda Sparks, 32 and Dorian Wilson, 23.
The operation has been halted. Hopefully, there are no more counterfeit checks waiting to
be cashed.
The members of the organization that have been arrested are charged with commercial check
fraud and racketeering due to manufacturing, distributing, and negotiating counterfeit commer-
cial checks.


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Alabama's long-running col-
lege desegregation case has
ended with a federal judge rul-
ing that segregation policies and
conditions in its higher educa-
tion system have been eliminat-
ed.
U.S. District Judge Harold
Murphy approved agreements
that settle the 25-year-old case.
All that remains are some court-
ordered expenditures by the
state.
The judge issued two major
orders that include additional
courses, new money for class-
room buildings, diversity schol-
arship and endowment funds for
the state's historically black uni-
versities.
A unified Alabama
Cooperative Extension was also
created and white schools must
increase the number of black
faculty members.
The state set aside about $210
million dollars to carry out the
judge's orders.

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Fast Facts: Telephone Excise Tax Refund
Submitted by Dee Woods

The federal excise tax on telephone service was established in 1898 to help finance
the Spanish American War. It was considered a 'luxury' tax on wealthy Americans who
were then the only ones who could afford a telephone.
Federal courts have ruled that the three percent excise tax on long-distance tele-
phone service is no longer applicable. As of August 1, 2006, the tax was no longer col-
lected.
People who paid the federal excise tax on long-distance telephone service can
request a refund using their 2006 income tax returns.
There are two methods to request a refund.
Taxpayers can request a refund for the actual amount of long-distance excise tax paid
by gathering their telephone bills for the 41-month period from March 1, 2003 through
July 31, 2006. To use this method, they must complete Form 8913 and attach it to their
income tax returns.
Or, they can request the standard amount the IRS developed to save them the effort
of trying to dig up 41 months of old telephone bills. If they choose this method, taxpay-
ers need only enter the amount on the "credit for federal telephone excise tax paid" line
on their income tax returns.
The standard amounts are based on the number of exemptions taxpayers claim. The
standard amounts are $30 for a person filing a return with one exemption, $40 for two
exemptions, $50 for three exemptions and $60 for four or more exemptions.
A person who does not have an obligation to file a tax return can request a refund by
completing Form 1040EZ-T.
An estimated 10 million to 30 million people more than half of them older Americans
are believed to be eligible for the refund but do not have an obligation to file a return
because their incomes are below the filing threshold. The IRS is conducting a special
outreach campaign to encourage these taxpayers to request their refunds.
People who use Form 1040EZ-T and request the standard amounts can have their
forms completed for free at a volunteer tax preparation site.
Taxpayers who intend to request the actual amount of excise tax paid should seek
out a local IRS officer rather than a volunteer tax preparation site. They should also
come prepared with the amounts of federal telephone excise tax they paid for each of
the 41 months for which the refund is available.


African Americans and Identity Theft
ID Theft Increases During the Holiday Season; Consumers Should Take Extra Precautions

Columbus, OH (BlackNews.com) 'Tis the season to be merry, give presents and...pro-
tect yourself from identity theft? With increased shopping and credit card use, the hol-
iday season presents a prime opportunity for identity thieves to steal consumers' finan-
cial information.
"This time of year should be filled with festivity and celebration, but sadly, retailers
aren't the only ones busy during the holidays," said Kirk Herath, Nationwide's Chief
Privacy Officer and an expert on identity theft. "Identity thieves see prime opportunities
for stealing and using financial information as consumers make more trips to the mall
and spend more online. The best way for consumers to enjoy the season without put-
ting their financial information at risk is to be aware."
Identity theft occurs in several ways. The following are some common techniques by
which identities are stolen, along with tips from Nationwide, who has developed a
unique Identity Theft protection service, on how consumers can protect themselves.

Online scams: According to the Nielsen Net Ratings, online holiday shopping
increased 30% between 2004 and 2005 and is only expected to grow in 2006. Ordering
gifts online presents opportunities for thieves to pose as legitimate retailers or to col-
lect financial information traveling over the Internet through an unsecure Web site.
TIP: To avoid becoming a victim online, don't trust a company that asks you to pro-
vide a Social Security number. Keep a printed copy of your online order confirmations.
Shoulder Surfing: Harried shoppers and long check out lines present a perfect oppor-
tunity for a thief to quietly look over shoppers' shoulders and steal financial information.
TIP: To protect yourself from shoulder surfers, be aware of your environment and
shield your credit cards, checks, driver's licenses and PIN numbers from wandering
eyes. Also, watch out for thieves using camera phones to snap a photo of your account
number and card. Phishing: Some thieves trick people into giving up personal informa-
tion online by sending phony emails with links to fake corporate Web sites asking you
to update your billing information. By visiting the site and entering the personal infor-
mation, victims inadvertently give the criminals their credit card numbers, PINs and
even Social Security numbers.
TIP: Legitimate companies would not ask you to provide sensitive information like this
via email. Do not provide this information in response to an emailed request. Phone
scams: Be cautious in giving information to telephone solicitors over the holiday sea-
son.
TIP: Ask the solicitors to send you information in the mail. Skimming: Shopper infor-
mation can also be stolen when a clerk slides a credit card though a second machine
unrelated to the purchase that scans the information from the magnetic strip and
stores it until it can be downloaded onto a counterfeit card.
TIP: To protect yourself from skimming, pay with cash whenever you can. When using
a credit card, keep your eyes on it at all times and carefully review your statements for
unwarranted charges. Dumpster diving: Thieves will go through your garbage looking
for credit card receipts and other personal information to retrieve your identification. *
TIP: Shred anything with a bar-code or other sensitive information. "Smart shoppers
not only make their list and check it twice, they also take measures to secure their
financial information," said Herath. insurance Company.


LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Merry Christmas-- Jesus is The Reason for the Season!

In spite of all attempts to the contrary, Christ remains in Christmas. As you are aware,
throughout history, men have tried to set up or maintain governments that omitted
Christ: Herod who ordered the slaughter of male children two years and under during
the first Christmas, Saddam Hussein who is facing the gallows, Ben Laden who is
doomed and remains on the run, Fidel Castro who is dying from terminal illness, etc.

As you may know, about 1000 years before Christ put on Sinless human flesh through
the Virgin Birth, King David of Israel wrote under inspiration in Psalm 2:1-12 reminding
us of the impossibility of negating Christ:
"Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing? The kings of the earth
set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against
his anointed, saying, Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from


us. He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision.
Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath, and vex them in his sore displeasure. Yet
have I set my king upon my holy hill of Zion. I will declare the decree: the LORD hath
said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee. Ask of me, and I shall
give thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for thy
possession. Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron; thou shalt dash them in pieces
like a potter's vessel. Be wise now therefore, 0 ye kings: be instructed, ye judges of
the earth. Serve the LORD with fear, and rejoice with trembling. Kiss the Son, lest he
be angry, and ye perish from the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are
all they that put their trust in him."

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Kids With High IQs Grow Up to Be

Vegetarians

By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter pi
Dec. 15 (HealthDay News) -- As a child's
IQ rises, his taste for meat in adulthood declines, a i I
new study suggests.
British researchers have found that chil- J
dren's IQ predicts their likelihood of becoming
vegetarians as young adults lowering their risk for
cardiovascular disease in the process. The finding could explain the link
between smarts and better health, the investigators say.
"Brighter people tend to have healthier dietary habits," concluded lead
author Catharine Gale, a senior research fellow at the MRC Epidemiology
Resource Centre of the University of Southampton and Southampton General
Hospital.
Recent studies suggest that vegetarianism may be associated with
lower cholesterol, reduced risk of obesity and heart disease. This might
explain why children with high IQs tend to have a lower risk of heart disease
in later life.
The report is published in the Dec. 15 online edition of the British
Medical Journal.
"We know from other studies that brighter children tend to behave in
a healthier fashion as adults -- they're less likely to smoke, less likely to be
overweight, less likely to have high blood pressure and more likely to take
strenuous exercise," Gale said. "This study provides further evidence that peo-
ple with a higher IQ tend to, have a healthier lifestyle."
In the study, Gale's team collected data on nearly 8,200 men and
women aged 30, whose IQ had been tested when they were 10 years of age.
"Children who scored higher on IQ tests at age 10 were more likely
than those who got lower scores to report that they were vegetarian at the age
of 30," Gale said.
The researchers found that 4.5 percent of participants were vegetari-
ans. Of these, 2.5 percent were vegan, and 33.6 percent said they were vege-
tarian but also ate fish or chicken.
There was no difference in IQ score between strict vegetarians and
those who said they were vegetarian but who said they ate fish or chicken, the
researchers add.
Vegetarians were more likely to be female, of higher social class and
better educated, but IQ was still a significant predictor of being vegetarian
after adjustment for these factors, Gale said.
"Vegetarian diets are associated with lower cardiovascular disease risk
in a number of studies, so these findings suggest that a such a diet may help
to explain why children or adolescents with a higher Q have a lower risk of
coronary heart disease as adults," Gale said.
One expert said the findings aren't the whole answer, however.
"This study left many unanswered questions such as: Did the vegetarian chil-
dren grow up in a household with a vegetarian parent? Were meatless meals
regularly served in the household? Were the children eating a primarily vege-
tarian diet at the age of 10?" said Lona Sandon, an assistant professor of clin-
ical nutrition at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at
Dallas.
"In addition, we don't know the beliefs or attitudes of the parents of the
children, nor do we know if there was a particular event that led these children
to becoming vegetarian in their teens or adulthood," Sandon said.


More Than 40 Children Adopted
On The First Coast


Reported by Ryan Duffy

Reported by Ryan- Duffy


JACKSONVILLE, FL -- More than 40 First
Coast children will soon have a permanent home just in
time for the holidays. The children were officially adopt-
ed today at the courthouse.
All the children involved in today's adoptions
were with foster families before. This is the last step in
the adoption process for the kids.

"Temples and Tombs" Egyptian
Exhibit To Open at Cummer
Museum








Jackson-ville, FL
Mummies, pharaohs, and more will have a place here on
the First Coast as the "Temples and Tombs Exhibit"
opens at the Cummer Museum of Art. The exhibit covers
nearly 3,000 years of history and includes artifacts more
than 6,000 years old.
The exhibit is on loan from the British museum.
Jacksonville is one of only 5 stops in America.
The Treasures of Egyptian Art opens at the
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Why Teens are Lousy at Chores

By LiveScience Staff

Finally researchers
have come up with a rea-
son other than pure lazi-
ness for why teenagers
can't shower and brush
their teeth or unload the dishwasher. and wipe down the
counter.
Blame it on "cognitive limitations." Their brains
can't multitask as well as those of the taskmasters.
Trust, however, that they'll grow out of it.
The part of the brain responsible for multitasking
continues to develop until late adolescence, with cells
making connections even after some children are old
enough to drive, according to a new study in the
May/June issue of the jour-
nal Child Developmenit.
The frontal cortex,
which starts just behind the
eyes and goes back almost
to the ears, figures out (or
doesn't) what to do when a
person is asked to juggle
multiple pieces of informa-
tion. Imagine, then, how
"make your bed and bring
the laundry down" might befuddle a 13-year-old.
In one of the study's tests, subjects between ages
9 and 20 were given multiple pieces of information, then
asked to re-order the information to formulate an accu-
rate response to a question. In another of several tests,
they were asked to find hidden items using a high degree
of strategic thinking.
The ability to remember multiple bits of infor-
mation developed through age 13 to 15, the study found.
But strategic self-organized thinking, the type that
demands a high level of multi-tasking skill, continues to
develop until ages 16 to 17.
The notion is not entirely new. Brain imaging
has suggested as much.
"Our findings lend behavioral support to that
work and indicate that the frontal lobe is continuing to
develop until late adolescence in a manner that depends
upon the complexity of the task that is being demanded,"
said lead researcher Monica Luciana, an associate pro-
fessor of psychology at the University of Minnesota.
Unfortunately the study did not reveal any solu-
tion to parents at their wits' end over the problem. But
Luciana did offer this advice:
"We need to keep their cognitive limitations in
mind, especially when adolescents are confronted with
demanding situations in the classroom, at home, or in
social gatherings."

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"Midge" the Tiny Police Dog Gets BIG Award
By Michael O'Mara
GEAUGA COUNTY, OH A drug-sniffing chihuahua is now in the
Guinness Book of World Records. "Midge" has charmed even the most cynical res-
idents of Geauga county, including her partner in police work, "Brutus" the sheriff
department's big German Sheppard.
"Midge" has now passed her test
and received her certification as a real K-
9 drug detector in the state of Ohio. Her
boss and trainer, Geauga County Sheriff,
Dan McClelland, will take the small dog
anywhere he has to go. They are ready in
the event that the department needs
"Midge" to go to work.
The 8 pound chihuahua/rat terrier
mix has now set the world record as the
smallest drug dog on the planet. The Guinness Book of World Records sent the
Sheriffs Department the certificate to recognize the achievement.
"Midge is the little dog, the underdog, said Sheriff McClelland. "It's the fact
that a small dog is doing big things that so impressive."
The tiny dog has become a huge celebrity. Open up a tabloid magazine like
the National Examiner and there is "Midge" getting the star treatment.
"Midge" has shown up in newspapers and magazine articles as far away as
Switzerland and China. Some of her fans even send her gifts like a camouflage vest,
hand painted portraits, and scarves.
Chat with residents in downtown Chardon, Ohio and almost everybody
knows the story about the small dog.
Said resident, Linda Inghram, "everybody has seen little Midge."
Vickie Intihar said "Midge is just too cute to resist".
Glen Miller, the editor for the Geauga County Maple Leaf newspaper, said
"Midge" became an immediate sensation.
Said Miller, "Midge is small and he's lovable. Oops, I mean "she". Midge
is just so different."
The little crime fighting dog is so popular that she has her own trading
cards. The Sheriffs Department has already handed out five thousand. "Midge"
cards.
It's very clear, that "Midge" is a star. Fan mail for "Midge" can be sent to:
midge@co.geauga.oh.us


Teacher Allegedly Used Jump Rope

To Tie 5 Boys During Field Trip
MORROW, GA (AP) -- An elementary school teacher in Clayton
County will get extra training in classroom management after she used a jump
rope to tie five boys to her belt loop during a field trip to the Atlanta History
Center.
Julie Kennedy says her son was one of five fourth-graders from BC
Haynie Elementary School in Morrow whose wrists were tied with the rope dur-
ing the October 26th field trip to the Atlanta History Center.
Kennedy says she learned of the incident Monday night when her son
was having a conversation with his older sister. She complained to Clayton
County school officials who investigated.
Schools spokesman Charles White says the teacher was just trying to
keep the students together. He added "It wasn't like she hog-tied them or any-
thing." White would identify the teacher but says she will get additional train-
ing in classroom management techniques.
Kennedy says the teacher took the rope off when one child complained
that his wrist was hurting and eventually took the rope off the other boys' wrists.


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Kwanzaa Celebration Helps Kids Shine A
by Brandt Williams, Minnesota Public Radio
December 14, 2006

The African American cultural celebration known as Kwanzaa is this
month. Thursday night, hundreds of children from eight Twin Cities
public schools will mark the occasion with a pageant at the Pantages '.
Theater. The children will highlight the seven.principles of Kwanzaa
through music, dance and poetry. Organizers say Kwanzaa offers les- -. --
sons for the children they can put to use all year long. B.
Minneapolis, MN On a recent morning at Jordan Park School in i. :. "
North Minneapolis, about two dozen very squirrelly eighth graders are'
working out a dance routine for the upcoming Kwanzaa celebration.
The students, who are all African American, participate in an edu-
cational program sponsored by the We Win Institute. The institute is a non- -. :
profit organization that uses African-centered programs to help primarily, _-__ ar1" '_
but not exclusively, African American students succeed in school and in Children at Jordan Park School in North Minneapolis rehearse
their young lives. a dance routine for the Kwanzaa pageant.
"What Kwanzaa will help to show is that all of our children can
shine," says Titilayo Bediako, director of the We Win Institute. The institute has been promoting Kwanzaa by producing celebrations with school
children for the last 15 years. Kwanzaa was created 40 years ago by an African American college professor Ron Karenga, who designed it not as an
alternative to Christmas, but as an opportunity for Black Americans to gather with their families and reaffirm and commit to values formed by their
African ancestors.
Kwanzaa celebrations focus on seven principles: unity, self determination, collective work and responsibility, cooperative economics, pur-
pose, creativity and faith. Drumming Bediako says the students at Jordan Park are learning an important lesson about Ujima the Swahili name for
collective work and responsibility. "They get graded in terms of their support and help in terms of other students in the class -- because if everyone
in the class is not successful, the class has failed," says Bediako. "So, what our children are buying into is the notion that they are their brother's
keeper."
"We have been learning some of the Swahili words meaning and about being strong, black, powerful women," says Keondra Mason, an eight
grader. Keondra says she enjoys learning about Africa and African American history and about Kwanzaa. She says her family started celebrating
Kwanzaa years before she entered the program. She says on the first day of Kwanzaa, Dec. 26th, they focus on Umoja, or Unity. "You celebrate
unity...and the stuff of that day about unity," says Mason. "And you light the candle and you drink and you do Kwanzaa stuff...You talk about the
stories that honor our ancestors and everything and then it's the second day which is Kujichagulia, self determination and then you talk about that."
Titilayo Bediako says six of the eight schools participating in this year's Kwanzaa celebration are located in North Minneapolis. She says
media coverage of crime in this part of the city casts a shadow over children who are already fighting negative stereotypes about African American
youth. Bediako says she wants the display of talent on stage at the Pantages theater to send a message.
"...Not only to the city of Minneapolis, that we want you to be a part of the success of our children. But also the Minneapolis Public Schools,
to say that we really need to put energy and resources into North Minneapolis schools and North Minneapolis children. So that our children shine."

FIVE AFRICAN AMERICAN TEENS CAST IN WORLD
PREMIER MUSICAL 13 AT THE MARK TAPER FORUM 0 i
Five African American Teens cast in World Premier Musical (left to right) J.D. Phillips,
Nehemiah Williams, Chloe Smith, Ryan Ogburn, and Tinashe Kachingwe
Los Angeles, CA (BlackNews.com) Five African-American teens will grace "E I
the stage, along with other cast and band members, at The Taper. 13 opens January 7, -k,
2007, and runs through February 18th. Previews begin December 22, 2006.
The five teens who were cast out of 5,000 young people, are (in alphabetical P.
order by first. name) Chloe Smith (Ensemble) who made her Broadway debut as Little' -I
Inez in Hairspray and is a member of the R&B group Se'cret; J.D. Phillips (Brett) a
who has starred in 10 plays including Dream Girls and Guys and Dolls; Nehemiah ,
Williams (Band/Bass) inspired by Terry Lewis, who has played with Macy Gray and .
Wah Wah Watson; Ryan Ogburn (Ensemble) who performs at the James Armstrong j, i
Theatre in Torrance through StarLight Productions and Torrance Theatre Co.; and
Tinashe Kachingwe (Ensemble) whose film and television credits include The Polar Express and Avatar.
Tony Award-winner Jason Robert Brown composed the songs for this new musical comedy, directed by Todd Graff, based on
the book by Dan Elish. With its contagious energy and humor, 13 is an exciting musical that speaks to teens, parents, and anyone who
thrived in or just survived those tumultuous years of middle school. For more information and to schedule interviews please contact
Natasha M. Dixon (213) 842-9663. For tickets call (213) 628-2772. For celebrity or press information contact the Taper press depart-
ment at (213) 972-7376. More information regarding the musical can be found at www.centertheatregroup.org









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Storytime

The Magical Person
What Do You Call Him?

Christmas is a very special
time for many children --
the day presents are left by
a magical person.

In the United States
and Canada, his name is
Santa Claus. He flies
through the sky in a sleigh
pulled by eight reindeer.
In England his name is Father Christmas. He
looks much like Santa Claus, but he has a longer coat and
a longer beard.
In Wales (a principality in the United Kingdom),
Santa is called Sion Corn this translates as "Chimney
John" relating to the story that Santa comes down the
chimney of each house to bring his gifts to the children
within.
In France, he's known as Pere Noel. He is also
called Pere Noel in Canada.
In Brazil and Peru, he's called Papai Noel.
In Costa Rica, Colombia, and parts of Mexico,
the gift bringer is El Nino Jesus, "the infant Jesus."
In Nevis/St. Kitts in the Caribbean, Santa Claus
comes up from under the sea, not from the North Pole.
In El Salvador, for some families Santa Claus
brings gifts on Christmas Eve to those children who are
well behaved: People get together with the family, chil-
dren go to bed and find a gift on December 25th.
Although, Hawaii is part of the United States,
Santa Claus is known as Kanakaloka.
In Portugal Santa Claus is known as Pai Natal.
He brings presents on Christmas Eve. However, the
Portuguese tradition says the presents in that night are
brought by the Newborn Jesus "Menino Jesus."
In China, he is called Shengdan Laoren.
In Denmark they call him, Julemand.
In Hong Kong they call him Sing dan lo ian in
Cantonese.
In Slovenia they call him Bozicek.
In Latvia Santa Claus is called Ziemmassve'tku
veci'tis.
In Spain the children on the night of January 5th
put their shoes under the Christmas tree and have pres-
ents from the Three Kings (Los Reyes Magos: Melchor,
Gaspar and Baltasar). Santa Claus is called Papa Noel
and there are children who have presents both days on
December 25th (from Papa
Noel) and on January 6th
(from the Three Kings). I-
In Russia, he is -
called Grandfather Frost .
or Ded Moroz.


The Season!


Christmas Fun!
What do you get if you cross Father Who delivers presents to baby sharks at
Christmas with a detective? Christmas?
Santa Clues! Santa Jaws!
Father Christmas win a saucepan in a Why does Father Christmas like to work in
competition. Now that's what you call the garden?
pot luck! Because he likes to hoe, hoe, hoe!
What do the reindeer sing to Father
hat o th rin r sin to atr Why is a cat on a beach like Christmas?
Christmas on his birthday? ,
Freeze a jolly good fellow! Because they both have "Sandy claws!"
Freeze a jolly good fellow!
What do you call a man who claps at What does Father Christmas call his
Christmas? Santapplause! money? Iced lolly?
Twinkle Twinkle chocolate bar What's Father Christmas called when he
Santa drives a rusty car takes a rest while delivering presents?
Press the starter. Press the choke, Off he Santa pause!
goes in a cloud of smoke !
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The Florida Star/Prep Rap Page B-7lDecember 23, 2006


J.D. PHILLIPS TAKES THE STAGE AS BRETT IN WORLD
PREMIER MUSICAL 13 AT THE MARK TAPER FORUM

Los Angeles, CA (BlackNews.com) J.D.
Phillips was chosen out of 5000 plus young per-
formers to portray the character of, Brett, the "Cool
Kid" in 13. Since beginning his career at age seven,
J.D. has studied at Amazing Grace Conservatory
with Wendy Raquel Robinson and has worked with
directors such as Denise Dowes and Spike Lee.
Tony Award-winner Jason Robert Brown
composed the songs for this, new musical comedy -
smart, magnetic, and
upbeat -- sure to speak
C ; to and captivate cur-
rent, former, and soon
to be teens. Directed J.D. Phillips
by Todd Graff and
book by Dan Elish. This world premier musical
comedy, opens January 7, 2007, and continues
through February 18. Previews begin Dec 22,
2006.
S13 takes place in a middle school in Indiana with
S a group of students who, like millions of kids
across America, are sorting through the barrage of
I contradictory messages thrown their way, and
through the comic perspectives and complex
emotions of life at the crossroads. Evan the newcomer needs to figure out a way
to get Brett and his friends to come to his bar mitzvah. With its contagious ener-
gy and humor, 13 is an exciting new musical that speaks to teens, parents, and
anyone who thrived in or just survived those tumultuous years of classes and
cliques.


Holiday Baby Gifts

Got some tiny tykes on your holiday shopping
list? The secret to getting a successful holiday gift for
a little one is to make it interactive.
As a gift giver, you wanna give good stuff.
With the one and under set, you can't go wrong with
interactive.
"Great interactive toys seem to be very hot this
year. Things that make noise. Things that reward
actions would definitely be a plus this holiday season,"
said Tanja Maxsim of Babies "R" us.
Look for lots of colors, activities, and music. Whether it's a bouncy seat or
activity area that's fun. Here's practical. Walking wings are like a harness that helps
teach babies to walk. And then there's the Bumbo Seat.
"It's very cushy and foamy. It helps support the back when baby's learning
how to sit up and this supports the front. No more use of all those pillows and sofa
cushions," said Maxsim.
Finally, don't forget the new mom. Hip new diaper bags, that look like any-
thing but, are a real hot item.
"Moms can keep in here her wallet, her cell phone, her day planner, and still
have plenty of room for diapers, wipes and food, change of clothes and all that fun
stuff," Maxsim said.


Christmas Tree Forest
Populates Home
Including One for Dog

BUFFALO, NY --
By now, most houses have
put up their Christmas
trees, maybe some have
two or even three.
If you didn't see
the Isaacs residence on Channel 2's "Daybreak", you
might want to sit down for this. Greg and Cora Isaacs
have put up 85 trees this year. It's more like a Christmas
forest.
Now, some are small, more of a tabletop tree.
There some are on the wall. Plus, while you have lights
on your tree, but they also have trees on their lights, but
every room has between one and four full-sized trees.
Why so many? Cora's spent most of her holidays
surrounded by people, she's the tenth of 13 kids, and she
had 4 herself.
"When the kids left, the house was big and
empty," she said.
So now, each tree represents someone close to
her.
Cora's nieces stopped by help decorate their tree.
Even the dog has his own tree.
Greg Isaacs, Cora's husband, can't imagine the
holidays any other way.
"I really think it's wonderful, makes me feel
warm inside," he said. "This is Christmas,. we've been to
other homes, with one tree, and we say 'is that all there
is?' We keep looking around for more trees! It's disap-
pointing to see one tree, it really is."
Cora's the decorator, and Greg's the gopher.
"I haul it all down, I help her out," he said. "If
she needs something, she'll call me on the phone."
"A gopher, grunt, that's what I do, anything for
the trees."
85 trees to be exact; it's a forest full of holiday
cheer.

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The Symbols of Kwanzaa Reaffirming and


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Theme 2006: NGUZO SABA
The Principles and Practice of Bringing Good Into
the World
Kwanzaa has seven basic symbols and two
supplemental ones. Each represents values and
concepts reflective of African culture and contribu-
tive to community building and reinforcement. The
basic symbols in Swahili and then in English are:
Mazao (The Crops)
These are symbolic of African harvest cele-
brations and of the rewards of productive and collec-
tive labor.
Mkeka (The Mat)
This is symbolic of our tradition and history
and therefore, the foundation on which we build.
Kinara (The Candle Holder)
This is symbolic of our roots, our parent peo-
ple -- continental Africans.
Muhindi (The Corn)
This is symbolic of our children and our
future which they embody.
Mishumaa Saba (The Seven Candles)
These are symbolic of the Nguzo Saba, the
Seven Principles, the matrix and minimum set of
values which African people are urged to live by in
order to rescue and reconstruct their lives in their
own image and according to their own needs.
Kikombe cha Umoja (The Unity Cup)
This is symbolic of the foundational principle
and practice of unity which makes all else possible.
Zawadi (The Gifts)
These are symbolic of the labor and love of
parents and the commitments made and kept by the
children.
The two supplemental symbols are:
Bendera (The Flag)
The colors of the Kwanzaa flag are the col-
ors of the Organization Us, black, red and green;
black for the people, red for their struggle, and. green
for the future and hope that comes from their strug-
gle. It is based on the colors given by the Honorable
Marcus Garvey as national colors for African people
throughout the world.
Nguzo Saba Poster (Poster of The Seven
Principles)


rootedness in African culture. It is, therefore, an
expression of recovery and reconstruction of African
culture which was being conducted in the general
context of the Black Liberation Movement of the '60's and in the specific context
of The Organization Us, the founding organization of Kwanzaa and the authori-
tative keeper of its tradition. Secondly, Kwanzaa was created to serve as a reg-
ular communal celebration to reaffirm and reinforce the bonds between us as a
people. It was designed to be an ingathering to strengthen community and reaf-
firm common identity, purpose and direction as a people and a world communi-
ty. Thirdly, Kwanzaawaas created to introduce and reinforce the Nguzo Saba
(the Seven Principles.) These seven communitarian African values are: Umoja
(Unity), Kujichagulia (Self-Determination), Ujima (Collective Work and
Responsibility), Ujamaa (Cooperative Economics), Nia (Purpose), Kuumba
(Creativity), and Imani (Faith). This stress on the Nguzo Saba was at the same
time an emphasis on the importance of African communitarian values in gener-
al, which stress family, community and culture and speak to the best of what it
means to be African and human in the fullest sense. And Kwanzaa was con-
ceived as a fundamental and important way to introduce and reinforce these val-
ues and cultivate appreciation for them.
Kwanzaa was created in 1966 by Dr. Maulana Karenga, professor,
Department of Black Studies at California State University, Long Beach, author
and scholar-activist who stresses the indispensable need to preserve, continu-
ally revitalize and promote African American culture.
Finally, it is important to note Kwanzaa is a cultural holiday, not a reli-
gious one, thus available to and practiced by Africans of all religious faiths who
come together based on the rich, ancient*and varied common ground of their
Africanness.

GREETINGS
SThe greetings during Kwanzaa are
i in Swahili. Swahili is a Pan-African
Si language and is chosen to reflect
S~ i African Americans' commitment to the
whole of Africa and African culture
rather than to a specific ethnic or
: national group or culture. The greetings
are to reinforce awareness of and com-
mitment to the Seven Principles. It is: "Habari gani?" and the answer is each of
the principles for each of the days of Kwanzaa, i.e., "Umoja", on the first day,
"Kujichagulia", on the second day and so on.
GIFTS
Gifts are given mainly to children, but must always include a book and
a heritage symbol. The book is to emphasize the African value and tradition of
learning stressed since ancient Egypt, and the heritage symbol to reaffirm and
reinforce the African commitment to tradition and history.


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DECEMBER 23, 2006/ i


Toast to Hubert L. Reece WCGLCe brts2 Yas
Past Mos Eminent Grand -C lbae er


The Most "Eminent Grand Master, Jefferson Lofton,
Jr. announced the presentation of Sir Hubert L. Reece,
Sr. as the Toastee for 2006. He stated that Sr. Reece is
an outstanding Masonic builder, leader and a well-
known friend to all.
Reece was born and educated in Royse City, Texas.
He received his Bachelor of Science and Masters
Degree in Education Administration from Prairie View
A & M University. He. served in the United States
Army and worked for Sears and Roebucks for more
than seventeen years becoming self-employed as a
financial and convention'planner.
Hubert is Worshipful Master of Solid Rock Lodge
#149, Past Grand Senior Warden and currently the
Grand Secretary of the Most Worshipful Prince Hall
Grand Lodge of Texas and Jurisdiction. He is the Past
Excellent High Priest of Mystic Tie #3 and the list con-
tinues, including the Convention Director for the Grand
Encampment of Knights Templar U.S.A. and Its
Jurisdictions, P.H.A., Inc. Sir Knight Reece had the
title of Honorary Past Most Eminent Grand Master
bestowed upon him in June, 2003.
The Phylaxis Society inducted Hon. Hubert Reece,
FPS into the Henry A. Williamson Masonic Hall of
Fame on March 6, 2006.
Reece is a member of New Hope Baptist Church in
Royse City, Texas, where he is an officer of the deacon
board, chairman of the trustee board and the financial
secretary. He has served in numerous other positions.
Civically, he has served on the board of the YMCA and
several housing complexes. He is currently the
President of the North Central Prince Hall Masonic
Federal Credit Union.
Hubert is married to the former Dollie Stiggers and-
they are the parents of three children, Hubert Jr.
(Rosalind), Anthony and Rhonda, and grandparents of
Lauryn, Emori and Nia.
The public is invited to this grand celebration at 11:30
a.m., Christmas Day in Jacksonville, The Masonic
Temple Building, 410 Broad Street. Dress is casual.
Join them. The Most Worshipful Rev. Dr. Michael R.
Moore will also be present.


Ms. Deborah Maiden, owner and manager of
WCGL-AM-1360 and Minister Kevin Postell, wel-
comes the audience to the station's 27th anniver-
sary.
WCGL is the only African-American, female
owned station in the city. It is a religious station
with a theme, "Where Christ Gets Lifted."
Below, helping to celebrate are members of the
WCGL staff and those who travelled from far and
near to help join in the celebrating through music
and praise.
The audience was filled with the wonderful spir-
it as they listened, to the music of The
Christianaires, The Anointed Pace Sisters and
Troy Sneed, all on the bottom row. The event was
held at the Cathedral of Faith COGIC on West
Beaver Street.
Listen to WCGL-AM 1360. It is the station
where Christ truly gets lifted and information is
imparted.


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Ask Deanna! is an advice column known for its fearless approach to reality-based
subjects!
Dear Deanna!
I wasn't ready for commitment so I broke up with my ex-
girlfriend 2 years ago. I did a lot of soul searching, working on
my flaws and self-improvement. I miss my old relationship and
want a second chance. The only problem is the fact she's with
someone else. I want to propose and give her a diamond ring for
a Christmas present. Am I making a mistake or should I take the
risk and see what happens?
Johnathon Portland, OR

Dear Johnathon:
Regardless of all the work you've done and the changes
you've made, this doesn't matter if your ex-girlfriend is on a different page. She's done some
changing of her own during your separation and like you she's not the same person. If she's
with someone else, you should mind your business and don't go around causing problems. She
hasn't given you any indicators of interest because she has a relationship. Don't buy a ring, save
your money and keep it moving.


Dear Deanna!
My brother turns into a fool during Christmas. He lets his wife pressure him to spend
excess money, buy her a lot of clothes for parties and a lot of toys for the children. I have prob-
lems with this because he gets into financial trouble and borrows money from the rest of the
family. His wife sits on her bank account, doesn't commit any money to the holidays and lets
him be burned out and broke. Is it wrong for me to address his wife because I'm tired of this
game?
Upset Sister-In-Law Inglewood, CA

Dear Upset Sister:
Your sister-in-law is selfish but that's not your problem. Talk with your brother first
because you're sure to start a family war if you use any other approach. You have the right to
share your opinions because you became involved when he begs you for money. It's best to be
direct and let him know you will not give him a dime if he decides to max out for Christmas and
you're spreading the same message to the rest of the family.


Dear Deanna!
I lost my job 3 months ago and I, feel really bad because I can't participate in the
Christmas holiday. I never thought I would be in this position and it's becoming stressful. I'm
embarrassed, I feel like less of a man and a failure. What do you suggest I do to take my mind
off of my misery as the holidays come around?
Byron Jacksonville, FL '

Dear Byron:
You need to pick up your face and be glad that you have health, strength and breath in
your body. There's no excuse for your pity party when people are homeless, hungry and living
on the streets. Forget about not having money for the holidays and go look for a job to get back
on track next year. You should focus on Jesus instead of shopping and you'll do yourself a great
service to pray, reflect and celebrate instead of being miserable.


Ask Deanna is written by Deanna M. Write Ask Deanna! Email: askdean-
nal@yahoo.com or write: Deanna M., 264 S. La Cienega, Suite 1283, Beverly
Hills, CA 90211 Website: www.askdeanna.com.


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Economic Growth

December 21, 2006
Mayor John Peyton

Christmas is just a, few days away,
and the gift I'd most like to give our citizens '
- during the holidays and year-round is a
city where they feel safe and protected.
We're addressing violent crime by ,
increasing public safety funding and the '
number of officers on patrol., But, as Sheriff
Rutherford has said, we can't arrest our way
out of this problem. JSO's work is necessary, Mayor John Peyton
but it addresses only the symptoms of the
problem, not the cause -- and one of the root causes of crime is lack of employ-
ment.
A high employment rate reduces poverty and homelessness, increases
access to quality healthcare and education and fights crime better and faster than
any government program ever could. According to the 2005 Uniform Crime
Report, a Justice Department survey administered by the FBI, increasing unem-
ployment rates have historically coincided with increasing crime rates. Jobs put
money in the hands of people. And personal financial stability is one of the best
solutions to many of Jacksonville's social issues, including crime. That is why I
made it my goal to bring more jobs with higher wages to Jacksonville.
Streamlining and re-organizing the Jacksonville Economic Development
Commission (JEDC) was one of our first steps in that direction. A carefully-craft-
ed new public investment policy and a renewed emphasis on investment return
have helped Jacksonville make great economic strides over the past year. As a
result, the JEDC has facilitated projects that will create 3,300 jobs and inject $446
million in new private capital investment into our economy this year.
While business expansion and relocation are important to our economy,
growing local businesses is just as important, and we have worked hard to help
small companies in Jacksonville succeed. Small businesses are big employers. In
fact, 96 percent of the employers in Duval County are small businesses! The new
Jacksonville Small and Emerging (JSEB) program is helping hundreds of local
companies flourish by providing financial assistance, education and mentoring
programs. The success of these companies will result in further employment
opportunities for our citizens.
Because of our efforts to strengthen economic development and grow
small business, Jacksonville is emerging as a top market for job expansion and
relocation. And providing job opportunities that put money in the pockets of our
people is one of the best deterrents to crime and poverty.



Straight-Talk Book Having An Impact
By Tonyaa Weathersbee, Courtesy of BAW.com

Before Betty Burney became a politician, she
was an activist.
And it's refreshing to see that her two years on
the Duval County School Board haven't changed that.
"I think that if you have a passion, and if you
can articulate that passion to the rest of the board, you
can get things done," Burney told me. "All you have to
do is keep kids in the front of your mind."
No doubt Burney has been doing that.
Much of Jacksonville and even some of the
country got news of the extent of her activism recently, after Outback Steakhouse
on Jacksonville Beach hosted a reception for her to raise money so she can publish
more copies of her book, If These Chains Could Talk. Burney wrote the soft-cover
book about a year ago, which chronicles how juvenile inmates at the Duval County
jail began their descent into crime.
Burney's book is a far cry from being a glamorization of the thug life,
because the juveniles tarnish the allure of crime by talking about the bleakness of
life behind bars. They also tell other juveniles what they should do to avoid a life
of incarceration.
"What the kids [in the book] are saying to other kids is stay in school, lis-
ten to your teachers and avoid the things that they did," Burney said. "Many times,
when they hear it [advice] from another kid, they listen more. ..."
More kids may get to check out Burney's book.
Schools Superintendent Joseph Wise wants to make it a part of the curricu-
lum for eighth- and ninth-graders. The Jacksonville Sheriffs Office has donated
$25,000 confiscated from drug arrests to provide books for the schools, Burney
said.
"The response has been tremendous," Burney said. "Teachers, parents, a lot
of folks have been calling."
"I even got a call from a dean at a middle school in New York City who
wants to purchase books for her entire school. She said: 'I saw myself in a lot of
what the kids were saying. ... I've been a good teacher and I've been a bad one. This
book is a reminder for me.' "
But before Burney visited youths in jail and got herself elected to the School
Board unopposed, she visited the struggling neighborhoods.
In 2001 Burney helped to found Project Reach -an organization of volun-
teers that, among other things, goes into the homes of students in neighborhoods
that surround chronically failing schools. Just as Burney talked to juveniles about


the issues that led them to commit crimes, Project Reach volunteers talk to parents
and students about the issues that make it tough for them to succeed in school.
Burney, however, says that while she's hopeful that her activism will help
some youths, she also gets fi'ustrated sometimes.
Last week the 'state released a report that said Jacksonville's dropout rate
was higher than the state average a problem that Burney largely attributes to over-
age kids stuck in middle school who finally quit.
"We have 17-year-olds in the eighth and ninth grade," Burney said. "I'd like
to see a remedy for that sooner than later. ..."
But maybe if she keeps up the activism, that time might pass more quickly.
And successtAlly. tonyaa.weathersbee@jacktonville.com t >


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Police Search For Bus Stop Flashers
I. Jacksonville, FL Police are looking for two
i'- men suspected of exposing themselves to young chil-
dren at bus stops on Jacksonville's Westside and
-,** .. 'Northside.
Police say one of the suspects is an older white
man who may be driving a green minivan with the back
dented in. Reports about this man exposing, himself
started coming in to the Jacksonville Sheriffs Office in early August. They have
received more than a dozen reports.
The other suspect is described as being a light skinned African-American man
driving a red Toyota truck. At least three reports have come in on him since early
November.
One of the school children's mother said her daughter told her something she
couldn't believe. She said he was naked and waved at us.
The kids said he came over to that comer (Bums Street and Kingsbury), got
out of his car naked, and waved at the kids with his private parts.
They say it happened Tuesday morning. One parent said she can't believe this
suspect has been doing this since August. She says she worries about what could
come next. "He could just grab them and put them in his car and drive off," said one
of the parents.
"He came out butt-naked and told us to come over to him but we didn't," said
a seven-year-old.
The school is working with transportation to make sure busses arrive
for the kids on time. A letter was sent home to the parents explaining the situation.
Police say they need your help in finding these men.
If you have any information about this or any other crime, call our partner,
First Coast Crime Stoppers, at 1-866-845-TIPS. You will remain anonymous and
could be eligible for a cash reward up to $1,000.


Inmates Earn High School Diplomas

Jacksonville, FL The holiday sea-
son ushered in hope for 13 Duval County
inmates as they earned their GED or high
school diploma.
Mayor John Peyton took part in cere- t
monies for the inmates who worked for sev-
eral months and up to a year to get the diplo-
ma.
Marlin Evans is serving time for sell-
ing marijuana and was among the 13 graduates.
Evans says his life is back on track, "I had a lot of chances to get my diplo-
ma, but I never got it. This gives me another chance at life and just doing things
right."
The program called Developing Adults with Necessary Skills has been
around for 8 years. The program allows inmates to get a construction certificate.


Kids Go "Shopping With a Cop"


JACKSONVILLE, FL -- The
holiday season is not all about what you
get. Sometimes the best gift is being
able to give to someone else.
The joy of the holiday season
can be seen on the faces of children.
Some spent the morning "Shopping
With a Cop" at Regency mall. It's an
annual event with Jacksonville's
Fraternal Order of Police.
The FOP allowed 100 children
to spend $75. The kids were chosen by
local organizations.


Authorities Seek Gun-Toting, Pants-Snatching Thugs

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. (AP) Authorities are seeking two gun-toting
thugs who have an odd penchant for stealing pants.
Three people have been shot in separate incidents in October and mid-
November while walking on city streets in the early morning hours. The suspects
have also stolen the victims' pants, according to Boynton Beach police.
One victim remains hospitalized, The Palm Beach Post reported Thursday.
In the first pants theft on Oct. 2, a car pulled up to a man on the street and a
passenger shot him, according to a police report.
When the man slumped to the ground, the suspect grabbed his trousers and
said, "I like these pants," according to the report.
The most recent attack occurred on Nov. 12 when a car drove up to a man and
a passenger pointed a gun. at him, while a second passenger demanded the man's
trousers. The victim was then shot several times, police said.
Anyone with information about the case is asked to call authorities at (561)
742-6139.


COMMUNITY


CAPTIONS

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

MATTHEW W. GILBERT ALUMNI IS SPONSORING ITS JR./SR. HIGH
SCHOOL STUDENTS-TEACHERS 9TH ANNUAL REUNION CELEBRATION -
Saturday, January 6, 2007, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, located at 225 Coast Line Drive,
in Jacksonville, FL. Attire is semi-formal. Activities for Saturday are reception at 6:00
p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Dinner at 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., the Dance will start at 9:00 p.m. to
until, After Party will begin at 12:00 a.m. until. A WELCOME RECEPTION will be
held Friday, January 5, 2007 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. All classes and teachers are
invited. For more information, contact Almetya J. Lodi (904) 355-7583 or Vivian W.
Williams (904) 766-2885.
PHYSICALLY CHALLENGED EVENT -Wheelchair Basketball Pick up Games
and Clinics All physically challenged individuals. Sessions for the experienced athletes
as well as the novice who just want to learn the game and have some fun. The Arlington
Family YMCA on Ft. Caroline Road. There is NO CHARGE to participate, and are open
to all regardless of skill or mobility level. Clinics will resume in December, on Tuesdays
and Thursdays from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm, starting on the 5, 7, 12, 14 and 19th, and will
continue in January each Tuesday and Thursday starting on January 9, 2007 until March
29, 2007. For more information about the games, please contact Cedric Livingston at
Higher Mobility 904 894-6603 or E-mail: Info@HigherMobility8.com.
STATE CONFERENCE Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. will hold its 2007 State
Conference in Jacksonville January 19th 21st. The conference will be hosted by Nu Beta
Sigma, Gamma PI, and Beta Beta Kappa. For more information write
sigmastate2007@bellsouth.net
DAYTONA BEACH HALIFAX AREA DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. HOLI-
DAY CELEBRATION COMMITTEE is thrilled to announce that Reverend Al
Sharpton, President national Action Network, will deliver the keynote address at this
year's Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Banquet. The banquet will be held on January 13, 2007,
at the Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront. This annual event commemorates the life and
legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. In addition to the banquet, there will be a
Commemorative March on Monday, January 15, 2007, 10:00 a.m. followed by a
Commemorative Service beginning at 11:00 a.m. Both events will be held at Allen
Capel AME Church, 580 George W. Engram Blvd. For banquet tickets, call 386-671-
3401; for sponsorship info call 386-671-8023 and for Commemorative march info call
Cynthia Slater 386-255-3736. Any additional info contact Carla Quann 386-316-1867 or
email dabmlk@aol.com MLK Celebration for Central Florida, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) Non-
Profit Organization Granting Scholarships to Area Students.
CLASS OF 1953 OLD STANTON is having a Christmas Celebration, December 30,
2006 at the Holiday Inn on Commonwealth Avenue at 1:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m. Come and
have fun with us. For more information, please contact Lisa Iles at 768-7446
DIANE REID "SAVE THE YOUTH" program presents its FIFTH ANNUAL COM-
MUNITY APPRECIATION. Join us, the community, in honoring these outstanding
people who have served this community well. This will be an open door event. It's being
held January 28, 2007 at the Selden Park Gymnasium, Brunswick, FL at 6:00 p.m.
Refreshments will be served. Honorees are Mr. Abe Brown, Mrs. Jaunita Baisden, Mrs.
Annie Jackson, Mrs. Janice Watkins, Minister John Williams, Dr. Delacy Sanford and Mr.
Emory Boyd. There will be a tribute to former Commissioner Harold Jennings in his
memory. MC Hostess Ms. Venus Holmes School Board Member, MC Line Up Minister
Paul Lawrence. For more information, contact Ms. Diane Reid at (912) 267-6448, Mr.
Joseph Dixon at (912) 230-1092 or Ms. Eunice Wilcox at (912) 265-7637.
TRIUMPH FOUNDATION INC. is hosting "CAMP BIKE 2006," teaching individu-
als with disabilities to ride bicycles without training wheels. December 27-31, 2006 at
Jane Macon Middle School in Brunswick, GA. Space is limited. For more information or
to sign up for this event, contact Cynthia .Lupi at (912) 634-6828. The event is being
sponsored by Southeast Georgia Health Systems. The Triumph Foundation, Inc., is an
organization created by Dr. Michael and Cynthia Lupi to help provide services for indi-
viduals diagnosed with Autism or an Autism Spectrum Disorder.
THE 15TH ANNUAL OLD TIMERS FLAG FOOTBALL TEAM is HONORING
DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. Monday, January 15, 2007. Kickoffis at 3:00 p.m.
at the Charles Clark Park, located at 8793 Sibbald Road. There will be music by D.J.
Roach and trophies for MVP Defense and MVP Offense. Free food for kids only, adults
bring your own food and grills. Donations are needed. This function is being sponsored
by "Track," "Mildred" and the Old timers Football Team. Thanks in advance for your
support.
THE 4TH ANNUAL WILLIE E. GARY/MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. ESSAY
CONTEST LUNCHEON this mission is to encourage achievement and excellence in
today's youth. The Honorable Yolanda King, the eldest daughter of the late Dr. Martin
Luther and Coretta Scott King will speak at the event, Tuesday, January 9, 2007 at 11:45
a.m. at the Bethelite Conference Center, located at 5865 Arlington Expressway,
Jacksonville, FL. Winners of this year's essay contest will recite their works. Tickets are
$25 per person, $250 per table often. For more information on ticket sale locations, call
(904) 353-3008.
DUVAL COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT IMMUNIZATION PROGRAM is
encouraging everyone to get a FLU SHOT this year. DCHD Flu Shots are available to
the general public, and are especially recommended for at-risk population which include:
* Infants 6-23 months; Individuals 65 and over; Individuals with chronic medical
conditions; Caregivers; Pregnant women; Children on aspirin therapy; and *
Healthcare workers providing direct patient care. Flu shots are $20, Pneumonia shots are
$32. We accept cash or Medicare only. Monday Friday, 8:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (no
appointments necessary). DCHD located at 5220 N. Pearl Street, Jacksonville, FL. Other
adult vaccines are available. For more information, call (904) 665-2666.
MAD DADS OFFER REWARD AND ADVICE REGARDING SURGE IN SHOOT-
INGS Somebody, somewhere, knows who the shooters are who shot a 14 year old boy
in the 5700 block of Stuart Ave. on the Westside. You can either, contact the Sheriff's
Office and tell them what you know or you can tell Crime Stoppers and give them your
tip. As you know, you can always call the MAD DADS hotline at (904) 388-8171. As we
do anytime a child has been shot, we are offering a $1,000 reward for information lead-
ing to the arrest and conviction of the individuals) responsible for the shooting.
THE "NEW WORLD" FAIR MARKETPLACE AND FASHION SHOW will be
held, Saturday, December 23, 2006 from 5:00 p.m. 10:00 p.m. at The Crown Plaza Hotel
(formerly the Hilton). This event will feature local models and talent and is open to the
public.


Deadline For Ads:
Tuesday @ 5 p.m.

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Woman Tells Cop She Bought 'Bad Crack' Remains Wash Up Along St. John's River
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HAWTHORNE, Fla. A North Carolina woman '
was arrested after complaining to a police officer that the
crack cocaine she had just purchased wasn't very good, '
authorities said. .'.
Eloise D. Reaves, 50, approached the Putnam
County sheriffs deputy at a convenience store Friday,
telling him that another man had sold her "bad crack"
that contained wax and cocaine.
She pulled an alleged crack rock out of her ,
mouth and placed it on the deputy's car for inspection,
the Palatka Daily News reported for Tuesday editions.
The deputy told Reaves that she would be arrested if the crack tested posi-
tive for cocaine.
She was charged with possession of cocaine and bonded out for $1,504.


'Liar' Pays The Price in Public

By Kandace Raymond
I, Macon

AM Houston County, GA If you break the law
S*a you may be sentenced to tell the entire com-
munity. It's a new form of punishment from
the Houston County District Attorney's
LIAR office, one that turned hundreds of heads
mi-Wednesday.

It's called the Personal Responsibility Program. District Attorney Kelly Burke is tired
of people lying to police and thinking they can get away with it.


Downtown Gets an Upgrade to Help Visually
Impaired

Jacksonville, FL A simple
thing like crossing the street isn't always an
c easy task, especially when you can't see what
is out there.
"I had to change my whole
mind set and learn how to do things differ-
ently," says Dan O'Connor, president of
Jacksonville Council for the Blind.
Dan has been legally blind
since his early twenties. He gets around fine with his cane, but soon there may be an
extra voice of help for him and others that are visually impaired.

The city is working on a new pilot project to install automated pedestrian
crossings at downtown intersections.
"It helps people that have vision impairment to be able to navigate and be
able to get around more independently like anyone else would," O'Connor says.
Right now, there are only four automated crosswalks in the city. The new sys-
tems would replace regular push button crosswalks.
When pressed, you would hear a series of beeps that warn you not to cross.
When the way is clear the automated voice says the name of the street and will let
you know it's okay to cross; for example, 'State Street walk sign is on to cross State
Street."
"That message is continually repeated as long as the walk signal is showing.
When the walk signal goes off then that message goes off," says Rick Ball with the
city's traffic engineering department.
Once traffic begins to move again a series of beeps would sound to caution
the pedestrian from crossing. A raised arrow on the push button also points in the
direction of the crosswalk.
Six intersections near the Hemming Plaza area would receive the first install-
ments.
"It's not going to be something that's going to solve all the traffic issues that
someone with a vision impairment has but it can be an added tool," O'Connor says.
Each intersection would cost around $5,000-$6,000 for the equipment. The
automated systems will be installed around the end of February and beginning of
March.


JACKSONVILLE, FL -- Police say they aren't sure whether the remains spot-
ted behind a home in Arlington came from. an animal or a human.
The remains were found Wednesday evening in a marshy, wooded area near
Los Santos Way and Matanzas Way.
"As you can tell, it's dark out here. It's a little hard to tell just what we've got.
But, they have found something back there. At this point, we really don't know what,"
said DWain Senterfitt, the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office Chief of Detectives.
Police say some folks doing work in the neighborhood spotted the remains
behind a house that backs up to the river. It's not clear if they're from an animal or a
person.
Police won't go near the remains at night, but they say those workers did.
"The people that first found this -- moved part of it," Senterfitt said.
That created a second scene a few blocks away for investigators to study.
"They need to be sort of meticulous about what they do in case it does turn out that
it's human. And that if there's any possible criminal activity involved, we obviously
want to preserve that," Senterfitt said.
Eventually, investigators rolled out for the night with no answers yet. It will
be a while before we know exactly what's behind the house. Police say they'll have
to wait until daybreak before they can get out into the wooded area where it was
found.


The D.A.'s office recently created the
program, which lets defendants choose an 4A
alternative punishment proposed by the D.A. I tfD il t
instead of a traditional sentence. Wednesday PO..
the first convicted criminal to choose this
program walked out of jail time on Watson.
Boulevard in Warner Robins.
"I think that's great, I love that, that is *.-:- ,
awesome, I mean that is actually a punish- If ti i ,.
ment that could be a deterrent, I think it's ter- -:
rific," said Penny Tuttle, onlooker.
Houston County Assistant District Attorney Jason Ashford says Breuwet lied
to police when he reported he was robbed in the Books-A-Million parking lot in
August.
He adds Breuwet is convicted of false statements and writings as well as false
report of a crime. The possible penalties range from five years probation to five years
in prison. The PRP is a pre-trial diversion order.


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SUNS ANNOUNCE COACHING STAFF FOR 2007 City of Jacksonville Unveils New Negro League Statue


Jacksonville, FL The Los Angeles
Dodgers announced the on-field coaching
staff for the 2007 edition of the
Jacksonville Suns. John Shoemaker will
return for his third consecutive season,
and fourth overall, as the Suns manager,
Danny Darwin returns for his second sea-
son as Suns Pitching Coach and Luis
Salazar will join the team as hitting coach.
Yosuke 'Possum' Nakajima will join the
Suns as the team's athletic trainer in 2007.
John Shoemaker has quickly become
John Shoemaker one of the most fan-friendly and popular
managers in Suns history and can easily be
mentioned in the same breath as the legendary Ben Geraghty as one of Jacksonville's
all-time greats. He originally managed the team to a Southern League co-champi-
onship in 2001 while being named Manager of the Year. He returned to Jacksonville
in 2005, taking the Suns to the title once again while earning Minor League Team of
the Year honors as well. In 2006, "Shoe's" team once again made the playoffs, tying
a team record with 86 regular season wins and earning his second Southern League
Manager of the Year honors. He also achieved a career milestone in 2006, winning
his 1,000th game as a manager.
Shoemaker, 50, served as the Dodgers' assistant minor league field coordina-
tor in 2004 and managed the team's Class AAA affiliate in Las Vegas in 2003. He
has worked in the Dodgers' minor leagues for 29 years, as a player, manager and
defensive instructor. In his 16 seasons as a minor league manager, Shoemaker has
posted a 1020-993 (.507) record and has won three league championships while
reaching five league finals. In his three seasons with the Suns, he has managed the
team to a combined 254-172 record, giving him the highest career winning percent-
age of any Jacksonville skipper in the SL era. The Vero Beach, Fla. resident played
baseball and basketball at Miami (Ohio) University and was drafted in the sixth
round of the 1978 NBA Draft by the Chicago Bulls.
Danny Darwin returns to the Suns as pitching coach for the upcoming sea-
son.
Darwin, 51, spent 21 years as a big league pitcher, appearing in 716 games,
which ranks 62nd on the all-time Major League list. He led the National League
with a 2.21 ERA in 1990 when he went 11-4 for the Houston Astros. Darwin won a
career-high 15 games while pitching for Boston in 1993 and finished his career with
a 171-182 record.
Luis Salazar will enter his first season with the Suns in 2007. A 13-year
Major League veteran, Salazar spent the last two seasons as the manager of the Vero
Beach Dodgers (Single-A Advanced) of the Florida State League. Prior to his stint in
Vero Beach, he spent three seasons at the helm of the Gulf Coast League Dodgers.
An infielder/outfielder in the majors, Salazar spent time with the San Diego Padres,
Chicago White Sox, Detroit Tigers and Chicago Cubs. He played every position
except catcher during his big-league career. He was a member of the National
League Champion San Diego Padres in 1984 and the NL Eastern Division Champion
Chicago Cubs team in 1989.
"The Dodgers have put together an incredible staff for this year's team," said
Suns President Peter Bragan, Jr. 'Shoe is the best manager the Suns have ever had,
both on the field and off, and having Danny Darwin back and adding Luis Salazar to
work with him give me a lot to look forward to this season. With this staff, I feel con-
fident that we can make it back to the top of the Southern League.
The Jacksonville Suns, the Double-A Southern League affiliate of the Los
Angeles Dodgers, open the 2007 Southern League season on April 5 vs. the
Tennessee Smokies. Season tickets, sponsorships and group tickets for the Suns' 70-
game regular season are currently on sale.

The Toyota Gator Bowl Is Here
The Toyota Gator Bowl is truly more than a football game. December 26th
through January 1st provides a week full of parties, activities, and attractions for fans
of all ages. All of the excitement comes to a head on January 1st at Jacksonville's
Alltel Stadium, where we ring in the New Year with America's most exciting Bowl
Game.
How exciting? The game has showcased many of college football's biggest
names including Heisman Trophy winners George Rogers, Pat Sullivan, Earl
Campbell, and John David Crow. Outstanding players such as Dan Marino, Michael
Vick, Thurman Thomas, Archie Manning, Larry Csonka, and Peyton Manning are
also part of the Gator Bowl Mystique. The Gator Bowl has also featured many of
America's best coaches including Bobby Bowden, Steve Spurrier, and Vince Dooley.
An outstanding Title sponsor, Toyota, a brand new CBS national television relation-
ship, strong local support and a partnership with three of the nation's great collegiate


Jacksonville,
FL A couple hundred
folks turned out to the
historic J.P. Small
Baseball Park today as s f
the city unveiled a trib- H s
ute to its National
Negro League baseball
legacy.
The "Heading
for Home" statue was
officially unveiled in a -.
ceremony Friday after- 200
noon at the historic
park which is located
on Myrtle Street near
8th Street on the J.P Small Baseball Park was the setting for The
Northside. "Heading for Home" statue ceremony.
Also located
near the field's entry gates is the J.P. Small Museum and Negro League Exhibit.


Jags Expect To Have Drew Unsure About Taylor
December 18, 2006

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- The
Jacksonville Jaguars expect to have rookie running
back Maurice Drew back in the lineup Sunday
against New England. They're not sure about Fred
Taylor.
Drew and Taylor, the duo that has the Jaguars
ranked second in the league in rushing, were hurt in
Sunday's 24-17 loss at Tennessee. Taylor reinjured
his right hamstring on his second run of the game --
a 35-yard gain in the first quarter -- and did not Maurice Drew-Jones #32 -
return. Running back.
"The word I got from the training staff was Running back
that he was better (Monday) than he was last week the day after the game," coach
Jack Del Rio said Monday. "It's just a matter of whether or not he'll be able to go this
week or need to wait."
Drew jammed his knee in the fourth quarter on a 37-yard reception. He hob-
bled toward the sideline and was helped off the field. X-rays were negative.
"The news that I got back was that he was feeling better than anticipated and
that we expected to have him this week, so that was good news," Del Rio said.
Taylor has 1,120 yards rushing and five touchdowns. Drew has 764 yards on
the ground, 379 yards receiving, 731 return yards and 13 total touchdowns.


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have a representative in all four years. Their opponents will be comprised of two Big
12 teams and two Big East teams with Notre Dame filling one of the two Big East
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The Toyota Gator Bowl is always certain to deliver spectacular pre-game and
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Taylor Misses Jags Practice Again
December 21, 21006

JACKSONVILLE,
Fla. (AP) -- Jaguars run-
ning back Fred Taylor
: missed a second consec-
utive practice Thursday
and' remained question-
able for the New
England Patriots.
Fred Taylor #28 Running Taylor strained his right
back. hamstring Dec. 10
against Indianapolis and reinjured it last week at


Tennessee.
Tests revealed no tears and little bleeding, and
Taylor was hoping to practice Friday.
Taylor is fifth in the AFC with 1,120 yards
rushing and is averaging *a career-best 5.0 yards a
carry.


Livingstone Begins A National Search Jaguars Place Sorensen on IR Sign
For Its Next Head Football Coach Mincey


Livingstone
opens a national search
for its next head football
coach. The announce-
ment comes after the dis-
missal of former coach
Robert Massey. The foot-
ball program, with
Massey at the helm, finished the year with a 1-9
overall, and 1-6 conference record and finished the
2005 season with the same record.
Robert Massey has spent two seasons with the
Blue Bears; one as an interim head coach and one as
the Head Coach. He was initially hired as the defen-
sive coordinator under brief hire Ben Coates. He was
named CIAA Coach of the Week after upsetting
Bowie Syte in Charlotte, NC during vwee five of
CIAA action.


Jacksonville, FL
(AP) -- The
Jacksonville Jaguars
placed safety Nick
Sorensen on injured
reserve with a ham-
string injury and signed
rookie defensive end
Jeremy Mincey. Jeremy Mincey Defensive
Sorensen is one End
of the team's best special teams players. He has been
slowed by a hamstring injury the last several weeks and
he re-injured it Sunday against Indianapolis.
Mincey was originally drafted by New England
in the sixth round from Florida in April. He was waived
September 1st and had spent time on San Francisco's
practice squad.
Mincey started 24 games at Florida and had 123
tackles, five-and-halfsacks and an interception.


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PADE B-2.


(Aries March 21st thru
April 19th) Holidays
aside, this is a
weird week for
you, and Mon
and Tue are typi-
cal. Nevertheless, they have
some typical Mon and Tue
traits: slow, quiet, unclear.
Nothing really happens until
Wednesday, which is a
whirling fireball of activity
and light. Thursday is the
same. Expect lots of people,
lots of noise, small adven-
tures, sudden discoveries
and the like. Friday and
Saturday are more staid --
you're focused on money
and how much of it you
have or don't have (the holi-
day season often spurs this
type of thinking). Sunday,
however, is marked by flirt-
ing and ease.
(Taurus- April 20th thru
May 20th) Take the oppor-
Ltunity, on
Monday and
Tuesday, to con-
sider your goals.
A good time is during holi-
day festivities (or, if you're
not celebrating the holiday,
during the odd quiet when
everyone else is). If at all
possible, the consideration
of your goals is a conversa-
tion you should have with
someone. With the first of
the year only a week away,
goals are on everyone's
minds. Wednesday and
Thursday, you're plagued by
indecision and a weird
desire to shop (which is the
last thing you should do),
but Friday and Saturday find
you feeling better than you
have in a while. Sunday is
crazy in a great way.
(Gemini May 21st thru
June 21st) It makes sense
that you would
spend the first
part of the week
thrown off (are
you thrown off by the holi-
day season?). Or you may
just be in an abstract state.of
mind. It's the time of year
for thinking about your
future and making personal
decisions you might not
share right away with oth-
ers; some alone time is
probably in the stars.
Nevertheless, Wednesday
and Thursday your friends
would love to know what
you're thinking, and talking
about it might feel very
good. Friday and Saturday
you get a flurry of late holi-
day cards. Or you send
some. Communication is a
major theme on Sunday, too.
(Cancer June 22nd
thru July 22nd) You have
---- no head for
details on
Monday and
uesday. The
holiday has likely turned
your brain into something
resembling scrambled egg.
Chances are high that you'll
say something very pedes-
trian and someone will
wildly misunderstand it.
Wednesday and Thursday
are challenging in the com-
munication department as
well. What's up? It's weird!
Stick to the facts, speak
carefully and avoid the eas-
ily misunderstood issue of
emotions at all costs. Do
this at least until Friday or
Saturday.A party appears at


the end of the week, and it
will be entirely pleasant, or
even inspiring.


(Leo July 23rd thru
August 22) Spirits -- and
D tensions -- are
high on Monday,
and someone
might say some-
thing in another room that
sounds to you like some-
thing else. That could cause
you to respond badly. You
might even fly off the han-
dle. It's in the stars.
Forewarned is forearmed.
Tuesday is the same way.
You aren't yourself until
Wednesday and Thursday,
when, true to form, you're
able to see everyone for their
personal strengths, and you
can have a good time any-
where. Friday and Saturday,
your plans for a New Year's
celebration are taking shape
and you're starting to feel a
bit glamorous. A party fig-
ures on Sunday. No kidding.
(Virgo August 23rd
thru September 22nd)
The best thing
you can give peo-
ple on Monday
and Tuesday isn't
gifts or money or anything
material, but total respect.
Provide them with all the
space they need and all the
sympathy you'd want. The
urge to be critical comes
from a good place, but it
inevitably comes out sound-
ing sour and dark. The same
holds true Wednesday and
Thursday, when you literally
won't have anything to give
people except your respect
(resources will be tight).
Friday and Saturday see a
loosening of the cosmic
purse strings. On Sunday, in
a social situation, put your
energy toward communicat-
ing well.
(Libra September 23rd
thru October 22nd) As
much as you're
trained by the
world at large to
see the holiday at
the start of the week in broad
(and very commercial)
terms, you'll be much happi-
er if you notice its smaller
aspects. Even just having the
day off is a beautiful thing.
A day to do whatever you
like! The rest of the week,
leading up to the New Year,
is entirely within your
hands. Focus on people
other human beings.
Everything else will take
care of itself. Friday and
Saturday, indulgence is in
the stars, but watch out. You
run the risk of going over-
board, and you want to save
going overboard for Sunday.
(Scorpio October 23rd
thru November 21st) It's
no wonder that
your mind is a
loose collection
of images and
feelings at the start of the
week -- the dreamy quality
of the holiday does that. You
have a hard time separating
real life and fantasy at this
time, which isn't a bad thing.
It could become bad, how-
ever, in the middle of the
week, when you have some
serious things to get done.
Going for a jog might wake
you up a bit to physical real-
ity. Toward the end of the
week (Friday and Saturday
especially), you will likely
go head-to-head with some-
one over something you


don't consider a big deal. It's
possible that the year com-
ing to a close is stressing
pec le out.


(Sagittarius November
22nd thru December 21st)
The holiday sea-
son leaves you
w% without a penny in
\ our pocket at the
start of the week. It happens
to everyone this time of
year, but that doesn't make it
less annoying. Plus, you're
in a serious looking-back-
on-your-life mode, which
also happens to everyone.
By the middle of the week,
you are fully focused on the
future: You're having fun
thinking about all the stuff
you want to get done in the
coming year. Romance
enlivens ThurSday, but Fri
and Sat are almost entirely
filled with tasks -- things
you need to get done so you
can have a great New Year's
celebration. Expect a philo-
sophical Sunday.
(Capricorn December
22nd thru January 19th)
i Giving a card to
someone at the
start of the week
may mean a lot
more to them than giving a
nicely wrapped gift would.
You have a talent for
expressing yourself in writ-
ing, and someone's in the
mood to be the subject of
that expression. Wed and
ThurSday, as much as you
feel like you should be get-
ting excited about the New
Year, you find yourself
oddly worried. You're cling-
ing to this year with all of
your might. Thankfully, this
is a passing thing. Fri and
Sat are good, happy days. If
you can spend the weekend
in nature somewhere, that
would be fantastic for you.
(Aquarius-January 20th
thru February 18th)
~ Well, you're out
of money. That's
your first
thought once the
holiday season winds down
and you begin thinking
about the rest of the week.
That's okay. Everyone else
is out of money, too. (Well,
not .everyone. If you need to
borrow some, don't feel bad
about asking.) Wed and
ThurSday are brilliant illus-
trations of all that life has to
offer that isn't related to
money whatsoever. You feel
freer than you have in a
while. Paradoxically, you
feel more connected to oth-
ers. Fri and Sat find you
bogged down for various
reasons, but on Sunday you
have someone to kiss as the
clock strikes midnight.
(Pieces February 19th
and March 20th) The
close of the holi-
day season treats
you well. If you
aren't showered
with gifts from other peo-
ple, shower yourself in
gifts. Really get into it or
get your engines going on
a new creative project. On
Tue you have energy to
burn. Wed and ThurSday
are all over the place -- it's
likely that the coming New
Year is affecting your out-
look in ways you don't
realize (you're simply con-
fused about everything).
Fri and Sat, sending cards
to friends and family gives
order to your thoughts. On


Sun, if you don't feel like
going to a party, by all
means, do your own thing.
P


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Your Weekly Horoscope

December 23, 2006 December 29, 2006


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NOTLOVING ENOUGH- FEW of Sutton Park Drive called JSO because she said
her boyfriend, JD grabbed her around her neck and choked her. She said that JD
also punched her with a closed fist wherein she sustained a swollen left eye.
According to FEW, she and JD got into an argument when he told her that she does
not show him enough affection.
In the beginning, they argued but then he became upset and started the physical
confrontation where he hit her on her face. When the officers arrived, JD admitted
that he started the fight and struck her in her face. He said that he also pushed her
and that he was sorry but, they have had problems the past months. He was taken
to jail and she was issued the Domestic Violence paperwork.
CLUB FIGHT LEADS TO THE SHOOTING -- It all started at a club on Adams
Street when two men got into an argument. The victim, JMS and suspect, whose
name is not known, got into a confrontation while at The Real Ting Cafe. Because
they were arguing, they were escorted out of the club, according to witness. JS, the
victim, said that he and a witness were walking west in the 200 block of West
Adams on the sidewalk, enroute to their car when the suspect, which was the same
man he had had the disagreement with inside of the club, stepped out from behind
a building at the comer of Julia and West Adams Street, and started shooting at the
victim, JMS, with a chrome semi automatic handgun. After shooting a-few rounds,
the suspect got into the passenger side of a vehicle as the car fled southbound on
Julia. The victim, JS, realized that he had been shot in his left leg. When
Jacksonville's Sheriff's officers arrived, they found JS laying on the sidewalk with
blood coming from his leg. JS explained to the officers what had happened as they
searched the neighbor hood. One witness said that she was in the club during the
argument. She also stated that the suspect is a former classmate but she is unable
to remember his name and so, the search continues for the shooter.
HE FOUGHT UNTIL HE WAS LOCKED UP-- LDG called for an officer to come
to the 9500 block of 103rd Street because her husband and father of her children had
physically abused her while she was trying to comb their daughter's hair.
According to the 6-year-old victim, AG, her mother was combing the tangles out
of her hair when she started crying because it was hurting. At that point, her father,
who had recently moved back with them, jumped on top of her mother and starting
pulling on her hair, shouting, "How do you like it?"
The suspect, CLG was contacted and when the officer asked him for his driver's
license, according to the officer, he just sat on top of the hood of a car and began
staring "a 1000 yard stare." The officer asked him several times for his identifica-
tion and he refused to answer. The suspect then stood up and attempted to walk
between the two officers. At this point, he was handcuffed. Once handcuffed, CLG
began to resist by walking away pulling both officers with him. CLG was then
wrestled to the ground as he continued to try to stand up while both officers were
holding him. One of the officers gave the suspect, a clear command to calm down
and to stop trying to get up. The officers called for back up support and the suspect
continued to try to get up.
The suspect, CLG is about 6'4" and weights about 300 pounds at 27 years of age.
After several attempts to get the suspect to calm down, one officer gave a loud
warning "Taser, Taser." The officers gave the victim, three warnings and used the
taser gun three times. Each time when they warned him, they used the taser on him
and he would not cooperate. After dry stunning the suspect and giving the same
command, one officer finally said, this will not work. After several loud and clear
commands to calm down and stop resisting, the suspect was eventually placed in a
Hobble position. However, CG continued to kick and bite at the officers. He
would not get into the police vehicle and would continuously
kick and bite at the officers, and lock out his joints so that the door would not close.
Once they were able to get him into the car and on the back seat CG was taken to
the jail where he had to be physically removed since it was observed that he had
"super human strength). The victim refused to cooperate with the officers.
MAN TRIED TO CASH A COUNTERFEIT CHECK-- DJ went to Banner Food
Store on Cleveland Road in an effort to cash a check. Management recognized the
check as a counterfeit check and immediately called JSO. DJ advised that he
worked for a company on Phillips Highway and they paid him with the check. He
therefore provided a valid ID and was very cooperative when he was taken to JSO
for questioning where he later advised that he had been approached by a young
black female who said she would give him $70.00 to cash the check. He said the
female was with a black male accomplice and that he had talked with the man when
he was looking for the female. The female advised him that she would meet him
outside of Banner's to get her share of the money once the check was cashed. DJ
said that he tried to follow through with getting the check cashed because he need-
ed the extra money to get his girl friend out of jail.
After the interview with the detective, DJ was arrested.
Information in this column are a matter of public record. All suspects are deemed innocent unless
proven guilty in a court of law. The Florida Star returned to including this column because of the
large volume of request. The Florida Star seeks to educate the community with hopes of keeping
our community safe. THE EDITOR


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Not The Steak

By Rych McCain,
feedbackrych@
sbcglobal.net
The hype had been
building for weeks.
Press and fans alike
were jockeying for
position. Premiere
tickets were the hottest
item in town. The film
was swirling with
"Oscar Buzz." Who
was going to shine the
most, Beyonce or new
comer Jennifer
Hudson, fresh off of
"American Idol?
Would the film match
or equal the fire, sold
out status and popular-
ity of the phenomenal,
original Broadway
stage play? Would the
actors and singing
measure up as well?
You'll have to read my
WASSUP IN HOLLY-
HOOD review to read
my take on those ques-
tions. However, the
Beverly Hills Premiere
of DREAMGIRLS
basically sold the "siz-
zle" but not the steak!
My first observa-
tion was that the cast
was not unified at all
the entire night. This
leads me to believe


Photos 2006 by Andre'B. Murray/www. bernagency.photoreflect.com


that either the publicity
people failed to coordi-
nate the appearance of
cast unity or there had
been friction on the set
that carried over. None
of the principals posed
together for a group
photo which is an
uncommon occurrence
on red carpets. Beyonce
and Jamie Foxx did
make a couple of poses
together. Eddie did his
entrance separate and
individually with his
new fling Tracie
Edmonds (Baby Face's
ex). Jennifer Hudson
came down solo as did
the other dreams and
cast members. We of the
press were asking
Beyonce and Jennifer
about the friction
rumors and both were
professionally gracious
to deny and side step the
issue. This reporter
never saw either lady
embrace or hug or even
come in contact with
each other on the carpet.
In fact, my sources said
Beyonce walked the
carpet and once she got
inside the theater, she
slipped out of a side
door and left. There was


Jamie Foxx with his daughter (right) and a friend.


no after party to boot!
The other main point
was the lack of superstar
support. If a film has a
serious Oscar chance,
the heavy-hitters will
show up in droves to see
and be seen while cash-
ing in on the publicity
and photo ops. A perfect
example was the red
carpet for the film RAY,
(which we covered for
you), when Jamie Foxx
and the film were in
serious contention for
the ultimate prize. That
carpet was crawling
with big name, "A-list"
talent! This didn't hap-


pen with DREAM-
GIRLS! So is there a
message here that
Oscar night (if it hap-
pens), won't be what
we have been hyped to
expect it to be?
The stars who did
show up were looking
beautiful as always.
The onlookers across
the street on Wilshire
Boulevard kept the
spirit of the chilly night
up by screaming and
yelling to their favorite
personalities.
Photos continued on D-4


0hassup 000


By Rych McCain
TV
Beauty and the
Geek will debut
Wednesday, January 3,
2007 with a two hour
premiere on the CW
Network. BET will
have their 7th Annual
CELEBRATION OF
GOSPEL special
which will air on
Sunday, January 28 at


8 PM ET/PT (check
your local listings).
Steve Harvey will host
with an all star line up
of gospel and secular
stars. The site is the
Orpheum Theatre in
downtown Los Angeles.
Movies
Dreamgirls stars
Jamie Foxx, Beyonce'
Knowles, Eddie
Murphy, Jennifer


Hudson, Anika Noni
Rose, Sharon Leal,
Danny Glover, Keith
Robinson, Mariah
Wilson, Hinton Battle
and Jaleel White.
This movie does
capture the look and
feel of the Motown era
of the 1960s and early
1970s. Back then,
entertainers dressed to
the hilt and looked like


stars. Not like today's
hip hop bunch jumping
on stage looking like
something the cat drug
out of garbage from
the alley! Back then, if
you came out on stage
looking like that, you
might get pulled off
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TNT 146 17 ** A Christmas Carol (1999) ** Now and Then (1995) Christina Ricci, Thora Birch. (CC) A Perfect Day (2006, Drama) Rob Lowe, Paget Brewster. (CC) ** Something to Talk About
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NBC -3 i 11 12 Total Health Paid Program Paid Program Paid Program Paid Program Paid Program Snowboarding: USSA GP Hilton Family Skating and Gymnastics Spectacular Portland, Ore;
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TBN i 113 59 Love Worth Finding (CCI Bishop Evans It Is Written Bayless Conley Paula White King Is Coming BishopP. Cornerstone (CC) Bayless Conley Gregory Dickow
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TBN 59 13 59 Praise the Lord (CC) Dr. Baugh Wheaton Awakening Meyer John Hagee Joy-Music Praise the Lord (CC)
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DISN i22 16 Phil Suite Life Phil So Raven ** High School Musical (2006) Zac Efron. 0 (CC) Life Derek Phil Suite Life So Raven
ESPN 148 34 SportsCenter (Live) (CC) Breakdown College Football Motor City Bowl -- Central Michigan vs. Middle Tennessee. From Detroit. SportsCenter (Live) (CC)
MM 43 23 Everwood "Surprise!" 0, Everwood 0 (CC) *** Matilda (1996) Mara Wilson, Danny DeVito. (CC) Whosehos Whose? The 700 Club (CC)
HBO 1 2 201 *** Something the Lord Made (2004) 0 (CC) ** Prime (2005) Meryl Streep. 0 (CC) Real Sports (N) Co (CC) Boxing Diamond
LIFE i18 28 Reba (CC) Reba (CC) Still Stnd Still Stnd Reba (CC) Reba (CC) Live Once, Die Twice (2006) Kellie Martin. (CC) Will-Grace Will-Grace
NICK 142 41 School Avatar OddParents Neutron SpongeBob Nicktoon Full House Full House Roseanne Roseanne Fresh Pr. Fresh Pr.
SPIKE 61 37 ** Thunderball (1965) CSI: Crime Scn CSI: Crime Scene *** Octopussy (1983, Action) Roger Moore, Maud Adams, Louis Jourdan. 4
TBS 17 18 Seinfeld Seinfeld 6 Raymond Raymond Raymond Raymond Sex & City Sex & City My Boys (N) My Boys (N) Friends ) Friends A
TNT 46 17 Law & Order "Shrunk" Without a Trace "Bait" Law & Order "Gaijin" A Law & Order (CC) (DVS) The Closer "Aftertaste" Cold Case "Revolution"
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IND C 3 4 News (CC) News (CC) Entertain Inside Becker (CC) King Dr. Phil 4i (CC) News (CC) News (CC) News (CC) The Insider
NBC j 11l 12 News (CC) News Fortune Jeopardy! Friday Night Lights (CC) Friday Night Lights (CC) Friday Night Lights (CC) News (CC) Tonight
PAX j~ 12 2 GreenAcre GreenAcre Amen ) Amen 0 Mama Mama Charlie's Angels 0) Diagnosis Murder (CC) Time-Music Paid Prog.
PBS C- 8 5 Cliff Pup Business News-Lehrer Emperors of the Ice (N) Parents Aquarium Window to the Sea (CC) Violent Planet "Storm"
TBN 59) 13 59 Praise the Lord (CC) Billy Graham Classic Clement Jeffrey Bible Van Impe Praise the Lord (CC)
CW il 9 7 Friends 6 Will-Grace My Wife Jim One Tree Hill (CC) One Tree Hill 4 (CC) Friends 0 My Wife Jim Sex & City
COM 65 43 Look Who's Talking Now Scrubs (CC) Scrubs (CC) Scrubs (CC) Scrubs (CC) South Park SoPark ark South Park South Park South Park South Park
DISN 22 16 Montana Suite Life Phil So Raven ** The Lizzie McGuire Movie (2003) Hilary Duff. A ** The Lizzie McGuire Movie 12003i Hilary Duff. 4
ESPN 48 34 SportsCenter (Live) (CC) Breakdown College Football Emerald Bowl -- Florida State vs. UCLA. From San Francisco. (Live) (CC) SportsCtr.
FAM 43 23 Everwood ) (CC) Everwood "Fallout" (CC) * Annie (1982, Musical Comedy) Aileeni Quinn, Albert Finney. (CC) The 700 Club (CC)
HBO 2 201 ** Must Love Dogs (2005) Diane Lane. Tsunami ** The Family Stone (2005) Dermot Mulroney. 4) Inside the NFL (N) (CC) Boxing's Best of 2006
LIFE 18 28 Reba (CC) Reba (CC) Still Stnd Still Stnd Reba (CC) Reba (CC) Last Exit (2006, Suspense) Kathleen Robertson. (CC) Will-Grace Will-Grace
NICK 42 41 School Avatar OddParents Neutron SpongeBob Nicktoon Full House Full House Roseanne Roseanne Fresh Pr. Fresh Pr.
SPIKE 61 37 *** You Only Live Twice CSI: Crime Scene CSI: Crime Scn MXC 0) MXC 0t MXC 4) MXC (N) 0 MXC i) MXC 0
TBS 17 18 Seinfeld 6 Seinfeld 4 Raymond Raymond Raymond Raymond Commercials Sex & City Sex & City My Boys My Boys
TNT 46 17 Law & Order "Asterisk" Without a Trace ) (CC) Without a Trace 4) (CC) Without a Trace 4 (CC) Without a Trace 4i (CC) Las Vegas ) (CC)
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PAX ~G 12 2 GreenAcre GreenAcre Amen Amen Mama Mama Charlie's Angels A Diagnosis Murder (CC) Time-Music Paid Prog.
PBS MW 8 5 Cliff Pup Business News-Lehrer The This Old House Hour Antiques Roadshow (CC) Jack Paar: Smart Nova (N) 0 (CC) (DVS)
TBN N5 13 59 Praise the Lord (CC) Billy Graham Classic Majesty Youseff Jakes This Is Day Praise the Lord (CC)
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COM 65 43 ** Bandits (2001) (CC) Scrubs (CC) Scrubs (CC) Scrubs (CC) Scrubs (CC) Reno 911! Reno911! Reno 911! Reno 911! Reno 911! Reno 911!
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ESPN 48 34 College Football: Independence Bowl College Football Pacific Life Holiday Bowl -- California vs. Texas A&M. From San Diego. (CC) SportsCtr.
FAM 43 23 Everwood "Acceptance" [Everwood 0 (CC) ** Hocus Pocus (1993, Comedy) Bette Midler. (CC) Whose? Whose? The 700 Club (CC)
HBO 2 201 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire 0 Producers Inside the NFL 0 (CC) ** Just Like Heaven (2005) 0 (CC) Shepherd Size Matters
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TNT 46 17 Law & Order (CC) (DVS) Without a Trace 0 (CC) NBA Basketball Phoenix Suns at Dallas Mavericks. (Live) (CC) NBA Basketball: Sonics at Nuggets
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NBC Q 11 12 News (CC) News Fortune Jeopardy! Dateline NBC (N) 0 (CC) Las Vegas 0 (CC) Law & Order A (CC) News (CC) Tonight
PAX M) 12 2 Monkees Partridge NBA Basketball Orlando Magic at Washington Wizards. (Live) Angels Diagnosis Murder (CC) Paid Prog. Paid Prog.
PBS Q 8 5 Cliff Pup .Business News-Lehrer Wash Wk Review NOW (N) 0 McLaughlin *** Yentl (1983) Barbra Streisanc, Mandy Patinkin.
TBN (9) 13 59 Praise the Lord (CC) Bible Primary Behind Rubin Joel Osteen Price Praise the Lord (CC)
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COM 65 43 ** Rat Race (2001) (CC) Scrubs (CC) Scrubs (CC) Scrubs (CC) Scrubs (CC) Chappelle's Chappelle's Presents Presents Presents Presents
DISN 22 16 Life Derek Suite Life Montana So Raven Montana Suite Life *** Freaky Friday (2003) Jamie Lee Curtis. 0 (CC) Suite Life So Raven
ESPN 48 34 College Football: Liberty Bowl -- Houston vs. S.C. College Football Champs Sports Bowl -- Maryland vs. Purdue. From Orlando, Fla. (Live) (CC) SportsCtr.
FAM 43 23 Smallville "Crusade" 0 Smallville 0 (CC) *** Superman: The Movie (1978) Christopher Reeve, Gene Hackman. (CC) The 700 Club (CC)
HBO 2 201 Necessary Roughness Inside the NFL 0 (CC) Real Sports (CC) ** Domino (2005, Action) Keira Knightley. 0 (CC) ** War of the Worlds
LIFE 18 28 Reba (CC) Reba (CC) Still Stnd Still Stnd Reba (CC) Reba (CC) Cries in the Dark (2006, Suspense) Eva LaRue. (CC) Will-Grace Will-Grace
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TBS 17 18 Seinfeld 0 Seinfeld 0 Raymond Raymond King King *** Ghost (1990, Fantasy) Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore. (CC) Funniest
TNT 46 17 Law & Order (CC) (DVS) Without a Trace 0 (CC) *** Sleepy Hollow (1999) Johnny Depp. (CC) *** The Fifth Element (1997) Bruce Willis. (CC)
USA 64 25 Law & Order: SVU Law & Order: SVU Law & Order: SVU Law & Order: SVU Law & Order: SVU House "Love Hurts" (CC)


Whassup continued from D-1
and stomped real good.
Hopefully, this movie
might inspire a return to
glamour amongst our
black youth.
Even though
Beyonce was as
superfine and glam-
orous as she has ever
been (to the men's
delight), she was clearly
not the main star. Infact,
she was in the back-
ground throughout most
of the flick until her
character (Deena Jones)
was put out front. On
the other hand, Jennifer


Hudson (Effie White)
sang her can off but her
acting is not Oscar cal-
iber yet. She was a real
singer, playing a singer..
She will have to devel-
op a varying body of
work to really become
legit. Eddie Murphy
was a bit flat as a seri-
ous actor. He wasn't
funny, which is a plus,
because he wasn't sup-
posed to be. Jamie Foxx
was an OK Berry Gordy
type but he was no way
near on the mark like he
was in Ray.
Sharon Davis stole


the show with those
incredibly, breath taking
gowns she designed for
the girls. The best
wardrobe design Oscar
should be a slam dunk
for her is justice is
served. This is the one
undeniable awards cate-
gory for this film. The
music was top of the
line as well It doesn't
get any better than this.
Henry Krieger's origi-
nal score mixed with
the updated sound track
from The Underdogs
(Harvey Mason, Jr. and
Damon Thomas), kept


the film jumping from
beginning to end.
Danny Glover (Marty),
Keith Robinson (Effie's
brother) and Jaleel
(very much alive) White
(the -Apollo back stage
manager), all had excel-
lent supporting per-
formances.
Whereas Dreangirls
does not live up to all of
the hype, it is an enjoy-
able movie and worth
seeing. You will be
moved by the music and
the ambiance of the 60's
i.e., the conked hair,
sharkskin and contenital


suites, the tight skirts,
big hair bouffant wigs,
the Cadillacs and the
whole nine yards.
Drop me a line at
feedbackrych@sbc-
global.net
Maat-Hotep!
Rych
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