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PAGE A-2THE STAR JANUARY 29, 2011 Founded In April 1951 By Eric O. Simpson First African American Inducted Into The Florida Press Hall Of Fame EDITORIAL CLARA JACKSON McLAUGHLIN OWNER/PUBLISHER LONZIE LEATH, RINETTA M. FEFIE MANAGEMENT ERIC A. LEE SALES & MARKETING DIRECTOR MAY FORD, LAYOUT EDITOR CRIME & JUSTICE, JULIA BOWLES ALLEN PROCTOR DESIGN AND WEB SITE PARTNER BETTY DAVIS LIFESTYLE/ SOCIETY COLUMNISTInvestigative Reporter: Lonzie Leath, Features: Dementrious Lawrence Reporters/Photographers: Marsha Phelts, Carl Davis, Laurence Greene, F. M. Powell III, Michael Phelts, Richard McLaughlin, Andrea F. K. 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Opinions expressed by columnists in this newspaper do not necessarily represent the policy of this paperMEMBERSHIPS: Florida Press Association National Newspaper Association National Newspaper Publishers Association Amalgamated Publisher, Inc. Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce First Coast African American Chamber of Commerce THE FLORIDA STAR THE GEORGIA STAR MIKE BONTS, SPORTS EDITOR RICKY McLAUGHLIN, SPORTS YOLANDA KNUCKLE, COLUMNS LIZ BILLINGSLEA OFFICE/ACCOUNTS MANAGER TIA AYELE, SPECIAL SECTIONS GEORGIA MARKETING ANGELA FAVORS MORRELL DISTRIBUTION HERMAN ROBINSON/DAVID SCOTT National Newspaper Publishers Association MAKE TUESDAY YOUR DAY OF EXTRA KNOWLEDGE TUNE IN TO IMPACT LISTEN AND TALK FM 105.3 -WJSJ 5:30 P.M. AND 11:30 P.M. AM 1360 WCGL 8:30 P.M.Clara McLaughlin and IMPACTCall and Talk 5:30 pm 904-854-8255; 8:30 pm 904-766-9285 Listen on the Web: www.radiofreejax.com www.WCGL1360 Serving since 1951 Vjg"Hnqtkfc"Uvct"/"Vjg"Igqtikc"Uvct"/"Vjg"Rgqrng‘u"Ejqkeg 7<52"r0o0"cpf"33<52"r0o0 32705/yyy0tcfkqhtgglcz0eqo :<52"r0o0/yyy0YEIN3582 Oqtg"dtcpf"pgy"nkxg"nqecn"vcnm vjcp"qp"qvjgt"tcfkq uvcvkqp#Ejgem"qwvYLUL"/"HO"32705""Pqtvj"Hnqtkfc"("Uqwvjgtp"IgqtikcSome of our nqecn"ujqyu include Cpf{ Lqjpuqp Dtqvjgt"Uvcp the Union Man, Vtwem EnctcOeNcwijnkp for The Florida and Georgia Star, Rtqitguukxg"Tqqvu K<"vjg"Kpf{"Owuke Ujqy# Some of our pcvkqpcn"ujqyu" include Gf"Uejwnv|."Vjqo"Jctvocpp"cpf Uvgrjcpkg"Oknngt EDU"Tcfkq"Pgyu"/"Gxgt{"jcnh/jqwtEcnn"kp"<""*;26+":76/VCNM Qpnkpg< yyy0tcfkqhtgglcz0eqo Rtqitguukxg"Vcnm"Tcfkq"/"46"jqwtu fckn{0""Cnn"rtqitcou"ctg"uvtgcogf qp"vjg"ygdYcpv"vq"CfxgtvkugA""Ecnn<""*;26+"647/5597 By: Richard P. Burton, Sr. Vjg"Gzvkpevkqp"qh"vjg"Dncem"Ocp Dear Family, I am writing this letter to you seeking your help and prayers with one of the worst crisis that I have witnessed in my life time; the extinction of the Black Male. Extinction is generally considered to be the death of the last individual, a coming to an end or dying out. The psychology behind black on black violence in America came to light when I attended a conference in Hartford, Connecticut a few years ago. I was in a workshop with a number of criminal juvenile justice advocates and civil and human rights leaders and one of the panelist told a compelling story. He told sad stories about the work he had done as it relates to the war on drugs. The speaker was a white man who had retired from law enforcement and suggested that the war on drugs is one of the worst social and human rights crisis that he had seen in his lifetime. Bodies of young blacks lying in dumpsters, back alleys and streets across this great nation with blood flowing down sewage drains. Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan offered a stern warning to those of us who attended the Million Man March in Washington DC, that the U.S. political climate is threatening to the African-American male. The idea that we can keep incarcerating and keep incarcerating, pretty soon we're not going to have a young African-American male population in America, because a large percentage will either be in prison or dead. We can no longer wait on others to address this atrocity. Our community is in crisis. From black on black crime, poverty, school dropout and a self destructive culture. Observing that a "sense of disconnectedness and despair" brought on by poverty, drugs, discrimination and joblessness are at the heart of the symptoms. The problems plaguing the Black Male are serious, however, the underlying conditions are treatable. We must transform the culture of gangs, violence and drugs, into a culture of character, based on better education, economic and social opportunities; therefore strengthening family structure. I am asking that we use Black History Month 2011 as a kickoff for a modern day civil/human rights movement to 'Save Black Males". Black men, hard working, family oriented and men of character, to be at the forefront of this movement to turn this crisis around. Sincerely, Richard P. Burton, Sr., Director PROJECT R.E.A.C.H., INC. P.O. Box 440248 Jacksonville, FL 32244 Bus: 904-786-7883 Cell: 610-349-3358 E-mail richbrenfl@msn.com http://projectreachinc.webs.com/ A non-profit 501 ( c ) ( 3 ) (Re-enfranchisement) Organization We provide events speakers and organize and facilitate criminal/juvenile justice forums

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JACKSONVILLE, FL (AREA DEATHS)CLARK, James, died January 23, 2011. DAMPIER, Pamela D., died January 23, 2011. EVANS Constance Elaine, died January 21, 2011. FEBLES Francenia, died January 22, 2011. GRANT Ernest, Jr., 70, died January 20, 2011. HOLMES Mary Lee, 88, died January 24, 2011. IVES Frederick, Jr., died January 25, 2011. JACKSON Gwendolyn, 56, died January 14, 2011. LONG Marion Dowling, 88, died January 23, 2011. WEST Allen, Sr., 54, died January 19, 2011. WILLIAMS Debra Johanna Adams, 44, died January 23, 2011.~ ~GEORGIA DEATHS BACON Willie, died January 18, 2011. BANFIELD Ray Kendall, 51, died January 22, 2011. JACKSON Asbury, III, died January 21, 2011. JOHNSON Luenette, died January 11, 2011. JONES Nathaniel, died January 18, 2011. LAUDERY Knowles, died January 23, 2011. LOTSON William Edward, died January 17, 2011. McALLISTER Smith, died January 21, 2011. NORRIS Rhonda C., died January 19, 2011. RUSSELL Peggie Lee Atkinson, died January 17, 2011. WEST Joseph, died January 15, 2011. Historic Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church 201 East Beaver St. (904) 355-9475 Rev. F.D. Richardson Jr., Pastor Sunday Worship Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10:00 a.m. Church School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8:30 p.m. Wednesday Glory HourŽ Bible Study . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10:00 a.m. Jehovah JirehŽ Bible Study . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6:30 p.m. 2nd & 4th Thursday Young at Heart Ministry . . . . . .10:00 a.m. Friday Joy Explosion Ministry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6:30 p.m. The Church DirectoryCome and Worship With UsŽ New Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church1824 Prospect Street Jacksonville, FL 32208Sunday School ƒ..............ƒƒƒƒƒƒ..9:30 a.m. Sunday Morning Intercessory Prayer...............ƒ..10:45 a.m. Morning Worship ......................11:00 a.m. Youth Church 2nd & 3rd Sundays (Old Sanctuary) Tuesday Pastoral Bible Study ................ 7:00 p.m. Rev. Joe Calhoun, Pastor Emeritus (904) 764-5727 Church GREATER EL-BETHEL DIVINE HOLINESS CHURCHThe Church Where Everybody Is SomebodyŽBishop Lorenzo Hall., Pastor Street Address: 723 W. 4th St. Jacksonville, Florida 32209 Mailing Address: P.O. Box 3575, Jacksonville, Florida 32206Church Telephone: (904) 359-0661 Home: (904) 358-8932 Cell: 710-1586Sunday School.......................................................................................9:30 a.m. Morning Worship.................................................................................11:00 a.m. Tuesday................................................Prayer Meeting & Bible Study,7:00 p.m. Thursday...............................................................................Joy Night,7:00 p.m.Email: Gospell75@aol.com Website: Greaterelbethel.org Faith In Our CommunitySchedule of Events and ServicesPAGE A-3 THE STAR JANUARY 29, 2011 Tune In To IMPACT IMPACTTuesday and Thursday from 8:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.WCGL-AM 1360The Florida Star and Impact Striving To Make A Difference! Clara McLaughlin Host Yvonne Brooks Co-Host Listings are due the Tuesday before the next issue. Email submissions preferred. Send to: info@ thefloridastar.com CHURCH Paynes Chapel A.M.E. Church2200 Albany Street, P.O. Box 759, Brunswick, GA 31520 (912) 261-9555 Rev. Richard Hutcherson, Pastor Worship Opportunities: Sunday Church School A Life Changing ExperienceŽ . . 9:15 10:55 a.m. Morning Worship Service . . . . . . 11:00 a.m. Church at Study (Weekly Bible Study) Monday Nights . . . . . . . . . . 7:00 8:30 p.m. Join Us as We Study the Word of God and Enrich Our Souls! ADVERTISING DEADLINE: ADVERTISING DEADLINE: For the Church Page For the Church Page Wednesdays @ 2:00 P.M. Wednesdays @ 2:00 P.M. Call: (904) 766-8834 ask for Liz Call: (904) 766-8834 ask for Liz or EMAIL: info@thefloridastar.com or EMAIL: info@thefloridastar.com DEATH NOTICES DEATH NOTICES INTRODUCE YOUR CHURCH HERECALL (904) 766-8834and ask for Liz MUSICALS ANNIVERSARIES Central Metropolitan C.M.E. Church4611 North Pearl St., Jacksonville, FL 32206 Ofc (904) 354-7426 Fax (904) 354-0934 Rev. Clarence Kelby Heath, PastorGo ye therefore, and teach all nations, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you; and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.Ž Mathew 28:19-20 Sun Church School 9:30a.m. Sun Morning Worship -10:45 a.m. Tues Eve Bible Study-6:30 p.m. Wed Bible Study-12 Noon Wed Feeding Ministry 2:00 p.m. ~ Worship Service ~ SAINT PAUL AFRICAN METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH will have their final Fresh Start Commitment Worship ServiceŽ on Sunday, January 30, 2011 at 10:55 a.m. Dr. Lisa Allen, Professor at The Interdenominational Theological Center, Atlanta Georgia will be the preacher for the hour. Friends and the public are invited to share in this service which promises to be inspirational and uplifting. The Rev. Dr. Marvin Zanders, II is the Pastor of Saint Paul AME Church. The church is located at 6910 New Kings Rd. Please contact the office at 764-2755 for additional information. GOSPEL LEGEND RANCE ALLEN recently shared his Dreams on TBN. The interview was in celebration of Dr. Martin Luther Kings birthday. In honor of Dr. Kings Dream for mankind, Rance shared with viewers, how Dr. King impacted him personally to dream big and how to make it a reality. When asked his definition of a dream, Rance stated, A dream is beyond you, it requires the presence of GodŽ. -A Dream is bigger than you and it blesses more people than yourself.Ž Rance Allen also stated, If your dream does not demand a miracle from God, then it is just a thought in your head.Ž The Rance Allen Groups project The Live Experience II featuring Shirley Caesar, Vanessa Bell Armstrong, Paul Porter and Called II Worship was released January 25, 2011. WEST FRIENDSHIP BAPTIST CHURCH Annual Homecoming will be observed during the month of January. Rev. Timothy L. Cole, Sr. is the Pastor. This years theme is: Dress Apparel.Ž 2nd Sunday, January 9, 2011 is Black & White; 3rd Sunday, January 16, 2011 will be Armed Forces Day; on January 23, 2011 Inside/Out, Mix Match; Sunday, January 30, 2011 is OldŽ shirts & uniforms day. 945 Carrie St. FELLOWSHIPS SAINT PAUL LUTHERAN CHURCH will host hundreds of people from across the city and state as the congregation celebrates the installation of its new pastor, The Reverend James Wiggins, Jr., Sunday, January 30, 2011 at 4:00 p.m. Clergy from the First Coast Circuit and the Florida-Georgia District Office will participate in the installation ritual. The installation message will be delivered by the pastors brother, The Reverend Stephen Wiggins of Atlanta. Saint Paul Lutheran Church is located at 2730 West Edgewood Ave. in Jacksonville. Call 904-765-4219 for more information. CHURCH OF THE GOOD SHEPHERD Sunday, January 30, 2011 at 6 p.m., Chamber Music Society of Good Shepherd presents Jacksonville University Chamber Singers Timothy Snyder, director; the inaugural concert of the 24 voice JU Chamber Singers' Winter Concert Tour. Program will include works by: Mozart, Palestrina, Victoria, Poulenc, Effinger, Snyder, others. Future concerts: Sunday, February 20, 2011 at 6 p.m., Worsham Hall-Jacksonville University Chamber Strings, Marguerite Richardson, conductor. Works by: Handel, Walton, Vivaldi, Kalinnikov, Britten; Sunday, March 20, 2011 at 6 p.m., Craig Hall-Shostakovich: Piano Quintet in G Minor, Op. 57 Wagner: Siegfried Idyll, Randy Tinnin, conductor. Free and open to the public.1100 Stockton Street at Park, Riverside. Jacksonville, FL 904-387-5691. The Rev. Douglas G. Hodsdon, Rector; Shannon Gallier, MM, Organistchoirmaster; Henson Markham, Chamber Music Society, 904-346-0373. ST. JOHN MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH MDG, FL. MUSICIAN NEEDED. PLEASE CALL: 904-272-5100 For Interview. REVIVAL......REVIVAL.....REVIVAL Holy Tabernacle ChurchWe are having a Holy Ghost Revival that you dont want to miss, as the word of God will come forth like never before. The speaker will be assistant pastor David Perry of New Life Evangelist Center of which Bishop A. C. Richardson is the pastor. Assistant Pastor Perry is a simple man, with a simple message, Repent the Kingdom of God is at hand.Ž On the 28th & 29th at 7:30 pm and on the 30th 9:45 am, with Bible School and Worship Service immediately following. Come hear the word of God from a man of God that wants men to be saved and serve the true and living God. Bishop Robert L. Jones and Pastor Paul R. Cardona, along with the Holy Tabernacle Church family cordially invite the public to fellowship with us as we worship the Lord in Spirit and in Truth. Located at 6416 Miriam St., Jacksonville. For more information call the church at (904) 764-3754 or Min. Horace Bell, Jr. at (904) 7085331. 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A4 C M Y K PAGE A-4THE STARJANUARY 29, 2011 What We Buy:COINS PAPER MONEY GOLD COINS INVESTMENT GOLD SCRAP GOLD JEWELRY PLATINUM SILVER WAR ITEMS OTHER ANTIQUESRecent Finds: Heres How It Works: We Buy Gold10k, 14k, 18k & 24k 1893 Morgan 1916 Mercury DIme 1849 Gold Dollar 1932 Washington Quarter 1803 $10 Gold FREEADMISSIONCONTINUES IN JACKSONVILLE EVERY DAY MONDAY SATURDAYJAN. 31ST FEB. 5THMF 9AM6PM SAT 9AM4PM MOROCCO SHRINE CENTER AUDITORIUM3800 SAINT JOHNS BLUFF RD. 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JANUARY 29, 2011 THE STAR PAGE A-5 RCIG"C7""E"O"["M OFFERS BASED ON GREY SHEET PRICES PAYING CASH FOR THE FOLLOWING COINS & CURRENCY. PURCHASING SCRAP GOLD & SILVER, TEA SETS, ROUNDS, GOLD BARS & STERLING. Check It Out! FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL (217) 523-4225WHO: WHAT: WHEN: WHERE: TIMES: This amount depends upon rarity, condition and what collectors are willing to pay. INDIAN HEAD CENTS UP TO $500* $2.5 GOLD COIN UP TO $3,800* 50 CENT GOLD COIN UP TO $8,500* 1797 $1 UP TO $200,000* $5 GOLD COIN UP TO $4,500* $1 GOLD COIN UP TO $14,000* 1798 $5 UP TO $125,000* $10 GOLD COIN UP TO $5,500* TURBAN HEAD GOLD COIN UP TO $40,000* DRAPED BUST 1/2 CENT UP TO $5,000* $20 GOLD COIN UP TO $6,800* FLOWING HAIR GOLD COIN UP TO $125,000* 1832 1/2 CENT UP TO $80,000* MERCURY DIMES UP TO $3,600* 3 CENT PIECES UP TO $2,500* MORGAN SILVER DOLLARS UP TO $100,000* V NICKELS UP TO $2,800* BARBER DIMES UP TO $2,800* WAR NICKEL UP TO $2,000* WHEAT CENTS UP TO $1,500* STANDING LIBERTY QUARTERS UP TO $4,400* SHIELD NICKELS UP TO $4,000* LIBERTY HALVES UP TO $4,700* CAPPED BUST HALF DIMES UP TO $10,000* BARBER QUARTER UP TO $3,200* 2 CENT PIECES UP TO $2,000* PEACE DOLLARS UP TO $3,000* BUFFALO NICKELS UP TO $1,800* LARGE CENT UP TO $3,800* SEATED LIBERTY DIMES UP TO $6,500*BARBER HALVES UP TO $6,750*KENNEDY HALVES UP TO 8X FACE VALUE* We Also Purchase Silverware Sets Pocket Watches Sports Memorabilia Comic Books O O C O C & OS C CUC C e A l s so P u c c h a se se r r W W S i l e e r w a e S et ets ts r r w lv v o o oc ke ke et W c c h es es t a W P P S p po t ts ts M e m o a b i l ia a r r r o m i c B o oo ks ks C C I SE U RS ON BASED OFFERS PRICES T T SHEE Y GRE WHO:t O Check IInternational Coin Collectors Association : T WHA AT Open to public to sell their T International Coin ut! t OCollectors Association Open to public to sell their P U R C H A AS I N G S C R A P G O L D & S I V V E R, R, L L LV LV T E A S E S S R O U N D S T W H A E T H R E ST A T T E A A AT AT ST T TA TA V V U N O OV OV E R E S O M D C E A A AV AV R A R E ST N T T E I N U N I T S O O ST E H I ST O O R Y R ST T S M O F E T E D : T WHA AT Open to public to sell their gold, silver and their treasures WHEN: Jan. 31st Feb. 5th WHERE: Morocco Shrine Center Auditorium 3800 Saint Johns Bluff Rd. S. Jacksonville, FL TIMES: Monday-Friday: 9am-6pm T Open to public to sell their gold, silver and their Jan. 31st Feb. 5th Morocco Shrine Center Auditorium 3800 Saint Johns Bluff Rd. S. 32246 Jacksonville, FL Monday-Friday: 9am-6pm T E A S T T S S, O O U N D DS S, R T E G O L D BA A R RS & ST ST E R L I N G S T T T E A AT T TA B R I N G O F I N O T T H I D D E S H I S T O Y Y R I N O O U O L B A N N K D R Y Y G N O U I F O O U H V V A E A A AV AV Y Y T D E N G E M N T T E S O O A TIMES: ES FOR MORE INFORM (217) 523-4225Monday-Friday: 9am-6pm Saturday: 9am-4pm Monday-Friday: 9am-6pmALL TION C A AT FOR MORE INFORM (217) 523-4225Saturday: 9am-4pm

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L L IFE IFE S S TYLE TYLE A4 C M Y K Socially SpeakingBy Betty Asque Davis / Photos by J. Carl Davis, Sr. Theres Always Something Happening On The First CoastŽ Theres Always Something Happening On The First CoastŽPAGE A-6THE STARJANUARY 29, 2011(Unless otherwise specified) Thank you for sharing your events and stories for the column each week! Because of you readers are there with you each week. Fo r column entries you may contact me directly at 904-571-1182, Toll Free Fax 866-488-6407 or by e-mail at: badavis@watsonrealtycorp.com SEE YOU IN THE PAPER SEE YOU IN THE PAPER ! In Remembrance of the DreamThe Annual In Remembrance of the DreamŽ Concert presented by the Ritz Chamber Players was again a superb occasion at the Jacoby Symphony Hall! Along with the stupendous music at each of their performances, the In Remembrance of the Dream concert presents the Humanitarian Award to an outstanding First Coast native. This years award was presented to Ms. Carla Harris, Managing Director at Morgan Stanley Investment Management where she heads the Emerging Manager Platform and provides investment advice to corporations, public pension plans, foundations and endowments. Ms. Harris was recently named to Fortune Magazines list of The 50 Most Powerful Black Executives in Corporate AmericaŽ and because of her belief We are blessed so that we can be a blessing to someone elseŽ, she has funded the Carla Harris Scholarship at her alma maters Harvard University and Bishop Kenny High School in Jacksonville, Florida. In accepting the Humanitarian Award Ms. Harris stated: God is good, all of the time and All of the time, God is good! It is sincerely an honor to accept this award in the name of the renowned and revered, Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., someone who I have admired for most of my life, in fact since I was 10 years old and delivered a speech at St. Pius School on 13th Street and Blue Avenue, as a 5th Grader, entitled, Why Dr. Martin Luther King was a Great Man.Ž It is particularly an honor to receive this award from the esteemed Ritz Chamber Players founded by and under the direction of Mr. Terrance Patterson, who like Dr. King took an idea, his dream, who like Dr. King understood that while each of us has power, each of us has the responsibility to use the very best of who we are to connect and enhance the life of others, and who like Dr. King reached out to others to help him bring this dream to a reality. To that end, I would also like to thank my friend, Howard Dale with whom I worked back in the summer of 1981 while at Pajcic, Pajcic, Dale & Bald for introducing me to the Ritz Chamber Players and Mr. Cyrus Jolivet, Senior Vice President of Blue Cross Blue Shield and the chair of the board of this esteemed organization and my friend, Mrs. Betsy Lovett who just last night opened her home to extend the visibility of this organization to a powerful audience who can help to extend the existence and longevity of this organization and who freely uses her time, her talent, and her treasure to help organizations like this one to flourish so that generations might enjoy what we are enjoying tonight. Music transcends all vocabulary and language. It is a medium that can connect us, no matter what our native tongue or our native land. It is an art form that not only lifts us up, but if we let it, ignites our passion to vigorously pursue our path. Terrance, the role that the Ritz Chamber Players occupies in this great city of Jacksonville is an important one and I wish you continued blessings and Godspeed in carrying out your mission. I am so, so proud to receive this honor in my hometown in the name of a man who fought to tear down the suffocating walls of segregation so that every citizen would have the opportunity to fully realize the best of who they are, the best that WE can be. It is significant that we recognize that if each of us gets to experience the BEST of someone else, then by definition our own individual lives are enhanced. Each one of us has been given extraordinary power. It is important that each of us understands that the growth of that power depends on how we extend it to others. We were not made to flourish as independent beings on this earth, each of our destinies is inextricably tied to someone elses. As each of us is standing on someone elses shoulders, it is mandatory that we let someone else stand on ours. If any of us is to have a legacy, we need to extend ourselves to others and focus on using the power of our platform to help someone else, thereby helping ourselves. 1 Peter 4:10 says each one as a good manager of Gods different gifts, must use for the good of others the special gift he has received from God.Ž Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said in February of 1965, everyone can be great, because everyone can serveŽ. Let us do more than pierce our destiny, let us embrace it and ascend to our greatness by serving others. Ritz Chamber Players, City of Jacksonville, Ladies and Gentleman, I thank you!Ž The Ritz Chamber Players' performance of the works of Saint-Georges, Shostakovich, Hailstork and Prokofiev was stupendous! It was a marvelous evening of beautiful music!! Terrance Patterson-Executive & Artistic Director, Ritz Chamber Players. Ms. Carla Harris-Honoree and Cyrus M. Jollivette, Board Chairman-Ritz Chamber Music Society Ms. Harris with family members. Cyrus Jollivette, Philanthropist Mrs. Betsy Ross Lovett and Mrs. Derya Williams. Ms. Libby Riddick, The Victor Franklins (Ms. Carla Harris) and Mrs. Cheryl Riddick. Jacksonville Links members who saved as event hostessesMesdames Gail Kenny, Derya Williams, Dr. Geraldine Williams Smith-chapter president and Mrs. Marietta LeBlanc Jones-chapter vice president. 'Auntie Roz' with her Kids. Photo by F. M. Powell In Remembrance of the Dream Honoree Ms. Carla Harris with Ritz Chamber Player Supporters. Ms. Carla Harris with her Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Sisters Mesdames Joann Thayer, Karen Kincade, Patricia Sampson, Veronica Tutt, and Madeline Scales-Taylor. Photo by F. M. Powell. Mesdames Elizabeth Wesley Leach and Jacksonville Links Hostess Anest Schell McCarthy. Ms. Brenda Sugar with a Ritz Chamber Society Supporter. Jacksonville Links Hostess and Past South Area Links, Vice Area Director Mrs. Patricia Bivins and Mrs. Rosalyn 'Auntie Roz' Burrough. Mother and Daughter Mesdames Gloria Holmes Riley and Gail Riley Kenney. Howard Taylor, C. Ronald Belton, James 'Carl' Davis, Sr.and Dr. Orrin Mitchell. Hostesses of the Jacksonville Links Drs. Brenda Simmons and Barbara Brigety. The Victor Franklins. The Volume Burks. American Beach Supporters: Mrs. Bobbie Morgan Jones, Mrs. Viola Walker and Ben Carter Ritz Chamber Music Society Board Member Dr. Orrin Mitchell, Mrs. Linda Belton and C. Ronald Belton. A Ritz Chamber Supporter with The Gregory Owenses. The Ritz Chamber Players-Ms. Jade Simmons-Pianist, Alison Buchanan-Soprano, Caleb Vaughn-Jones, Cello, Kyle Lombard-Violin, Ms. Kelly Hall-Tompkins-Violin, Carl St. Jacques-Viola and Terrance Patterson-Clarinet. Kenny Patterson, Ms. Malika Patterson, Terry Fields, Donald Dunlap, Ms. Roberta Simons, and Burt Ciambello. Photo by F. M. Powell.

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PAGE A-8THE STAR JANUARY 29, 20110 How do you save? Let us count the ways.Begin with BOGOs„buy-one-get-one-free deals youll “ nd throughout the store. Then check out our Publix private label values. Finally, “ gure in the hundreds of items on sale every day. They all add up to a lower grocery tab. Go to publix.com/save right now to make plans to save this week. to save here.

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B1 C M Y KJANUARY 29, 2011 THESTAR LOCAL FLORIDA SECTION B Senegals 3rd World Festival of Black Arts and Cultures Welcomes Diaspora Home Words of WelcomeŽ in the French Senegalese and English language Maty THIAM Dogo the griot singer In Parcelles Assainies, eighty year-old master drummer Doudoundiaye Rose led the opening act that featured the drum line and drum rolls At 164 feet the tallest statute in the world at the western most coastal tip of the African continent. Babacar Mbaye, Ivory Jo Rosier and Aziz Mbaye at the Place du Souvenir for Theatre venues. Kine Lam renowned Senegalese singer Senegalese Beauty Queens Marsha Dean Phelts on the Western shore of the Atlantic Ocean Mr. and Mrs. Danny Glover and sons Talented Booty Shaker Seune SENE, griot, dancer, singer and comedian Enjoying the pageant for Miss Parcelles Assainies Marsha Dean Phelts, with Minister of Culture Dr. Serigne Mamadou Bousso Leye and Mayor Moussa Sy Story by Marsha Dean Phelts, Pictures by Paco The three week long 3rd World Festival of Black Arts and Cultures recently ended in Dakar, Senegal. In celebration of this African nations 50th Anniversary of Independence from French rule, Senegalese President Abdoulaye Wade, PhD., spearheaded a world class extravaganza. South Africas 112 member delegation of artists, who, for the last 15 years have lived, worked and fulfilled their dreams in new conditions that encourage unrestricted freedom of expression, were happy to participate in the celebration for the first time. A 400 member delegation of artists and scholars from Brazil represented the largest group. There were more than 200 participants from the United States. By the thousands, entertainers, artists and intellectuals of African Diaspora traveled to Mother Africa, some for their first time to inspire, educate and unite. Rarely if ever has such an enormous and distinguished legislative body of this kind gathered in the same place. Well known figures were sighted all over Senegal; Danny Glover and his lovely Brazilian wife, Eilean and sons participated in theatres. Dr. Julius Garvey, son of Marcus Garvey was among the scholarly forum presenters. During opening week, Haitian singer, Wyclef Jean wowed the crowd. Senegalese native, and now Los Angeles resident, Maria De Barros returned home to headline venues on the Island of Saint Louis. New York born Jazz master the legendary, Randy Weston with his new biography and CD was among the featured musicians. Elizabeth Bessem Manga aka Bb Manga, a Cameroonian makossa singer whose songs have been translated in 30 languages was a major performer during the Festival. President of the Republic of Senegal, Abdoulaye Wade was a leading organizer for this Festival and is credited as designer of the acclaimed and celebrated Monument of the African Renaissance. President Wade says the statue symbolizes Africa, reborn and reinvigorated, after five centuries of slavery and colonialism.Ž Reaching the height of 164 feet, the African Renaissance Monument located on an extinct volcano mound at the western most coastal tip of the African continent is the worlds largest statute. Moussa Sy, the beloved Mayor of Ville de Dakar in Parcelles Assainies received much praise from various heads of state and citizens of Parcelles Assainies for his enthusiastic support and leadership in hosting their own annual festival as a part of the world celebration. Minister of Culture Dr. Serigne Mamadou Bousso Leye expressed his wish, that other mayors would follow the example set by Mayor Moussa Sy to showcase the rich legacy of Senegal's ethnic groups making culture an engine of development.Ž Day by day the fervor of participation accelerated as hundreds of entertainers paraded in full performance dress down the streets of the city to center stage of the municipal stadium. Sights of the procession were thrilling to on lookers. There were carnivals, festivals, feasts, art shows, pageants and numerous activities. The line-up of talented artists infectiously sang, danced, played music, modeled and entertained the audience from 10:30 in the evening until 6:00 in the morning. Participants and guests ate from a common bowl and were made to feel so at home and a part of the family. What a homecoming, participants in the 3rd World Festival of Black Arts and Cultures were all on a whirlwind Magic Carpet Ride in Dakar, Senegal.

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GOLDEN ISLES ARTS AND HUMANITIES ASSOCIATION PRESENTS THE IDIAT AND THE ODD-YSSEY: THE ADVENTURES OF ODYFFERUS THROUGH INTERNATIONAL GEORGIA Exhibit by St. Simons photographer Harlan Hambright through January 29, 2011, The Historic Ritz Theatre, Downtown Brunswick GIAHA: 262-6934, goldenislesarts.org THE JUST BECAUSE COMMUNITY BLOCK PARTYŽ by Mathew W. Gilbert Middle School, 1424 Franklin Street, Jacksonville, Florida 32206. Saturday January 29, 2011, 11:00 am till 5:00 p.m. For directions or information, call: Sabrina B. McCullough 904-548-7786 EARLY LEARNING COALITION OF DUVAL.REGISTRATION EVENT FOR FREE VOLUNTARY PRE-KINDERGARDEN, Saturday, January 29 -9 a.m. … 1 p.m., 3 locations: Ed White High School, 1700 Old Middleburg Road„ Auditorium, Fletcher High School, 700 Seagate Avenue„Cafeteria, FSCJDowntown, Advanced Technology Center, Corner of State St. and Pearl St.„ T140&T141.To find more information about VPK, or to find an enrollment in your area, call 904-208-2044 or visit www.ChooseQualityChildCare.org MATTHEW W. GILBERT JR./SR. HIGH SCHOOL ALUMNI COMMITTEE is proud toannounce its 13th annual Students/Teachers Grand Reunion Celebration on January 28 & 29, 2011. Two exciting events will be held at the Hyatt Riverwalk Hotel. Tickets are on sale now. No tickets sold at the door. For more information please contact class leaders or Lydia Jackson-Bell at (904) 7130973. FREE CHOLESTEROL & DIABETES SCREENING at 12:00 pm 5:00 pm on February 2 at Winn-Dixie Pharmacy 2720 Blanding Blvd., Middleburg, FLContact 800-713-3301 PHILADELPHIA BAPTIST CHURCH 5577 Moncrief Roadon Sunday, February 13, 2011, 6 oclock PM.Hosting a night of fine arts at its best. Various singers, dancers and poets of the city will be featured. For more information or to donate, contact Brother Harold LeGree at 904/534.3467 or contact the Philadelphia Baptist Church at 904/768.0161. REDDI-ARTS AND GALLERY 1037: JACKSONVILLE CONSORTIUM OF AFRICAN-AMERICAN ARTISTS. The exhibit will run until February 28th. Gallery hours are: Monday-Friday 8:30 am-6:00 pm; Saturday 9:30 am6:00pm; Sunday 1:00 pm-5:00pm. For further information and any questions, please contact Patty at (904) 398-3161 ext. 312. Gallery 1037 located inside Reddi-Arts, 1037 Hendricks Avenue, Jacksonville, Florida 32207 PAGE B-2THE STAR JANUARY 29, 2011 D{<"Nwekwu"Icpvv The truth is an absolute defense! The truth is an absolute defense! I say that because America and the world seem to be up in arms after the Arizona shooting that killed and/or wounded several innocent persons. A huge debate is going on about words by and about politicians that may or may not have provoked the shootings. Most people have suggested that political rhetoric should be toned down. To me, it is not how loud a protester speaks to an elected official or non-violent gathering of citizens, it is not how wicked the language is that is used and what is said in person, on TV or on radio has no relevance whatsoever to a Tea PartyŽ or other organization that thrives on bombastic comments by organization members. I think liars on both sides of political debates are the ones responsible for upsetting people so much their anger results in unnecessary violence and bloodshed! My condolences go out to all of the victims in Arizona. I am especially sorry about what happened to the judge. Reports indicate that the judge that was shot was truly an honorable officer of the court. It is very sad that a good judge was killed when biased, racist beasts in Black robes get away with judicial injustice every day! Much more so than political rhetoric, abuse of Constitutional rights, denial of equal protection under the law, kangaroo courts masquerading as fair trials and judges that conduct trials and hearings where the law means nothing if you cant afford an expensive law firm cause far more frustration and outrage than any word by politicians or political pundits or political protesters. When revolutions break out anywhere in the world, some of the main targets of the revolutionaries are the people that hold up and maintain corrupt political and economic systems that exploit and oppress the masses of the people. If you are reading this column, I dont care what city or state you live in if you are Black you have a friend, neighbor or family member that has been over-prosecuted, wrongfully sentenced and wrongfully violated, in terms of probation, and to serve time in jail or relinquish your hard earned homes and possessions by a biased and/or insensitive judge that ignores the oaths of judicial officers, elected or appointed, to insure that laws are followed.. If everybody in America was treated fairly, given equal opportunities to succeed, given equal rights and justice and equal protection under federal, state and local laws then and only then will people seek to create a community where we all can sometimes disagree without being disagreeable. I dont think you need to change or harness or limit political or governmental debate. All we have to do is tell the truth in our political discussions, writings, reports and news stories. The truth is an absolute defense. Jesus loves the truth and we should too! Lucius Gantt, ALL WORLD CONSULTANTS, Box 2071, Tallahassee, Florida 32316. 850-222-3475 Feeling Better Without Breaking the Bank Community Activities By:Russ HandlerBeating The Working Woman Blues On a Budget Tiffany Fluhme, CEO of Fluhme Beauty, and plastic surgery physician assistant, doesnt believe women have to deny themselves to help balance the checkbook.Women are very good at denying themselves luxuries, as well as some necessities, in order to make ends meet,Ž said Fluhme, entrepreneur CEO of Fluhme, a Direct Selling/Party Plan Cosmetics Company (www.fluhme.com). The problem is, when a woman cuts out key items of her beauty and wellness regimen -makeup, skin care, her gym membership, etc. … it will definitely have an impact on how she feels about herself. Her self-confidence can plummet and her sense of well-being can be negatively affected. It can affect her job, her friendships and even her relationships. Thats why I think its important for women to find ways to replace some of the more costly personal care activities with budget-conscious substitutes.Ž Fluhme believes that women who routinely take care of themselves, tend to feel more confident and possess better self-esteem, which will reflect positively at work and at home. Her tips for beauty and wellness on a budget include: €Skincare … One of the first things that people cut out when the recession hit was spending money on cosmetic procedures like botox injections and high end anti-aging creams. However, you absolutely dont have to spend a fortune on high-end skin care to see results. There are over-the-counter products available that use very similar and just as effective ingredients as those sold at the dermatologists offices and plastic surgeons offices. When shopping for cosmetics online or from your local representative, look for products that contain ingredients such as Retinol, Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin C, and Matrixyl, and youll see great results without the exorbitant cost. €Makeup … When using a great affordable skin care line, exceeding your budget on your makeup is unnecessary. Radiant skin calls for light foundations and maybe a great powder to complete your look. Try a great tinted moisturizer with an SPF and a mineral pressed powder. And dont forget, a beautiful shade of lipstick or lip gloss is an instant pick me up for your look and your mood. There are so many options when it comes to makeup. I recommend never doing without, but spending top dollar on high end names just isnt necessary. €Working Out … When the recession hit, many women eliminated their gym memberships, but you dont need a gym to stay fit. Pop in a workout DVD, take a jog around the block, or work out at home with a pair of dumbbells and a jumprope. Exercise releases essential endorphins, which contribute to a great sense of well being. Confidence will always work in your favor, in every aspect of life,Ž Fluhme added. When you let yourself go without the little things that can help boost your look and your mood, the rest of your life suffers in little, but meaningful, ways. Sometimes that little extra boost of energy and confidence can help you get noticed by your supervisors at work, or by that new guy in accounting with the nice smile. Just because you have to cut back on your expenses, it doesnt mean you have to cut back on your investment in yourself. Getting through the rough economic times isnt just about the quality of your income, but also about the quality of your life -and you can have both.Ž ULYSSES W. WATKINS JR., M.D. FAINTING GENERAL INFORMATIONDEFINITION Sudden, temporary loss of consciousness. BODY PARTS INVOLVED Circulatory system (heart and blood vessels); brain. SEX OR AGE MOST AFFECTED Both sexes; all ages. SIGNS & SYMPTOMS *Sudden lightheadedness. *General weakness, then falling. *Blurred vision (sometimes). *Nausea (sometimes). *Paleness and sweating. *Rapid heartbeat and rapid breathing. If heartbeat or breathing is not present, this may be cardiac arrest rather than fainting. CAUSES A sudden decrease in blood flow to the brain. This may result from: *Heartbeat abnormalities-too fast, too slow or irregular. *Prolonged straining, such as from severe coughing or attempted bowel move ments when constipated. *Sudden emotional stress. *Heart diseases that limit the amount of blood that the heart pumps. *Getting out of the bed or a chair suddenly (orthostatic hypotension). *Acute pain. *Epilepsy. *Low blood sugar. *Heart attack (rare). RISK INCREASES WITH *Stress. *Heart disease. *Some drugs such as alcohol. *Use of certain drugs, such as heart medications that slow the heartbeat. *These include digitalis, beta-adrenergic blockers and other antihypertensive drugs. *Hot, humid weather. HOW TO PREVENT *Avoid sudden changes in physical activity *If fainting episodes are caused by medication, consult your doctor about chang ing drugs. WHAT TO EXPECT *Observation of symptoms by those nearby. *Medical history and physical exam by a doctor. POSSIBLE COMPLICATIONS *Injury while fainting. *Mistaking cardiac arrest for fainting. PROBABLE OUTCOME Simply fainting disappears in 1 or 2 minutes. GENERAL MEASURES If someone faints, check for breathing and a neck pulse. If neither is present: Dial 0 (operator) or 911 (emergency) for an ambulance or medical help. Then give first aid immediately. Begin cardiac massage and mouthto-mouth breaking (CPR). Dont stop until help arrives. If someone faints, is breathing and has a pulse, leave the person on the ground and elevate both legs. This helps return blood to the heart If you feel faint, sit down immediately and bend over, or lie down. If you are subject to frequent fainting spells, avoid activities in which climbing to high places, driving vehicles or operating dangerous machinery. MEDICATIONS Medication usually is not necessary for fainting. Medication may be necessary for underlying disorders. ACTIVITIES Resume your normal activities as soon as you regain consciousness. CALL YOUR DOCTOR IF: An unconscious person has no pulse and is not breathing. Give CPR first. *Someone faints and does not regain consciousness quickly. *Fainting is a symptom of another condition. Health Notes Announcements, meetings, happenings, and community events scheduled in Jacksonville and the surrounding area. The Gantt Report

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It may be the middle of winter but the chill and the dreariness of the season is sure to heat up and brighten up with the release of the new Paramount Pictures love inspiring comedy No Strings Attached.Ž The movie stars Natalie Portman as Emma and Ashton Kutcher as Adam who come together per an agreement to be nothing other than sex buddies with no emotion attachment, commitments, jealousy or any of the other baggage that goes with a real relationship. Of course things dont go as planned and Houston we have a problem! Portman has a commanding presence in this movie which is no surprise considering her body of work that has stretched across many boundaries including her resent role in the supernatural thriller Black SwanŽ. Add to the fact that the Israeli born beauty speaks Hebrew, English and sports a BA Degree in Psychology from Harvard. Portman is a writer, director and producer in her own right via her production company called Handsomecharlie FilmsŽ which has produced several projects. Portman serves as an executive producer on No Strings Attached.Ž Her co-star, leading man Ashton Kutcher is no slouch himself in the areas of production as a co-founder of Katalyst,Ž a studio for social media, creating original digital media, television and film properties that is based in LA and New York. One of his companys biggest hits was the MTV show Punkd.Ž Kutcher has also made a name for himself via his TV and movie success. When questioned about the subject of romance as it relates to the film, Kutcher explains, I think that romance sort of co-insides with effort. You can fall flat on your face but as long as youre making great effort I think it comes off as romantic. It can be something as simple; like if you are someone who doesnt cook, you make a meal. Its anything that has a little bit of vulnerability in it and requires great effort.Ž How big of a role does friendship play in a relationship considering that the two characters in the movie were just sex partners? Kutcher chimes in, I really think that whomever youre with ultimately needs to be your friend. All of the really successful, happy relationships that I know of, the people that are together are friends anyway. I dont know that sex always has to have feelings but I think friendship always does. So if you are friends, youre going to have feelings.Ž What creates a mindset where a woman will only sleep with a man for nothing other than sex that may or may not have feelings? Portman offers this analogy, My character had this incredible loss early on and wanted to be this sort of pillar for her family and didnt want to get hurt. I think most women know someone like this or have been like this themselves. They know what happens that leads you to a point where youre not even looking for intimacy anymore; youre just looking for the physical side and not the emotional side. Something breaks a little bit before you get to that point.Ž Despite the philosophical, moral or psychological conjectures throughout the movie, it still has the laughs with the serious side to enjoy for you Valentine lovers out there! PAGE B-3 THE STAR JANUARY 29, 2011ENTERTAINMENT Image Awards: The upcoming 42nd Annual NAACP Image Awards nominations were announced last Wednesday from the Paley Center For Media in Beverly Hills. Making the announcements were actresses Kimberly Elise and Sanaa Lathan, actor/rapper Curtis 50 CentŽ Jackson, singer/songwriter Smokey Robinson, actor Columbus Short and actor/comedian Afton Crockett. They were joined by NAACP Image Awards Chairperson Clayola Brown and the shows Executive Producer Vic Bulluck. The two-hour extravaganza will air live, Friday, 8-10 PM ET/PT tape-delayed, on FOX-TV. For a complete list of the nominations go to www.naacpimageawards.net TV : Nine overweight couple will compete to see who can lose the most weight and win the wedding of their dreams on The CWs new reality show Shedding For The Wedding.Ž The series, hosted by Sara Rue, will premiere Wed, Feb 23, 2011, 9-1PM ET immediately following the cycle 16 premiere of Americas Next top Model.Ž To meet the couples, go to www.cwtv.com/show/shedding-for-thewedding Music: Superstar Music and Events Promoter Rudy Esquivel, President of G&R Entertainment presented a private event over the weekend titled Heroes In The ShadowsŽ to honor the men and women serving in the military and their families. The occasion, hosted by sidespitting comic Gilbert Esquivel took place in the master ballroom of the elegant Sportsmans Lodge in Studio City, CA.. Famed PA & Lighting Director Phil Reyes engineered the sound while mega funk groups The Dazz Band and Lakeside each burned on their respective sets smoking the hits and keeping the crowd on their feet! MLKing Day In LA: Of course, the annual Kingdom Day Parade and after Festival in Leimert Park happened on Monday. Also taking place was The Global Initiative For PeaceŽ luncheon at the beautiful Taglyan Cultural Complex in Hollywood. Cali Congresswoman Karen Bass; Cali Sec. of State Debra Bowen; Cali Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris and Dr. Hong Becon Rhee were honored. Retired U.S. Congresswoman, The Hon. Diane E. Watson served as chair of the event which was well attended by the Whos who of the local, county, state and national political world. Movies: Whats The Matter With Kansas? Tallgrass Films. A documentary based on the best selling book Whats The Matter With KansasŽ by Thomas Frank. Directed by Joe Winston. Produced by Laura Cohen and Joe Winston. This documentary gives a good look at the people in the State of Kansas who seriously differentiate and emphasize the separation of church and state. Their staunch position on issues like abortion, undocumented immigration and racial intolerance is what gave rise to the Tea Party. It is a clear example of praise the Lord and pass the ammunition!Ž This is available on DVD. No Strings Attached; Paramount Pictures, Spyglass Entertainment and Imagine Entertainment. Starring Natalie Portman, Ashton Kutcher, Kevin Kline and Cary Elwes. Directed by Ivan Reitman. Story by Mike Samonek and Elizabeth Meriwether. Screenplay by Elizabeth Meriweather. Produced by Ivan Reitman, Joe Medjuck and Jeffery Clifford. After having had bad experiences with past lovers, Adam (Kutcher) and Emma (Portman) mutually agree to be just sex partners with no personal relationship and all of the emotions etc, that comes with it. This starts off well and good but soon the plan goes awry. This is a cute Valentines Day love inspiring offering. Study, Observe and Win! Rych Natalie Portman and Ashton Kutcher Ring In The Valentine’s SeasonBy Rych McCain, feedbackrych@sbcglobal.net and Facebook Celebrity InterviewsL to R_ Natalie Portman, Ashton Kutcher Photo by Dale Robinette for Paramount Pictures.jpg Rych McCain’s Hollyhood Notes!By Rych McCain, feedbackrych@sbcglobal.net, Facebook Celeb Interviews

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I dont care whose players I use,Ž Tomlin saidNo one dealt with more controversy and adversity this season than Steelers' coach Mike Tomlin. According to Critics, Tomlin shouldnt get credit for the Super Bowl XL victory, because he did it with Bill Cowhers players.Ž After Cowher retured as the Steelers coach, Tomlin, who was the defensive coordinator for the Minnesota Vikings, was hired to replace him. In a pre-game interview before his Steelers sent the New York Jets packing, Tomlin responded the only way he knew how to respond: I dont care whose players I use,Ž Tomlin said. The Steelers coach could have added several things his critics seem to have missed. Coaches now considered legends won championships with other coaches players. Vincent Thomas Lombardi was the defensive coordinator for the New York Giants before taking over as head coach of the Green Bay Packers team in 1959. Lombardi got his squad to the NFL championship game in 1960, where they lost a close one to the Philadelphia Eagles. Lombardis teams then won NFL championships in 1961, 1962 and 1965-1967. The Packers under Lombardi also won the first two Super Bowls. Many players like Bart Starr, Jerry Kramer, Paul Hornung and Jim Taylor were on the team before Lombardi took over as head coach. When Lombardi led his Packers to that first NFL championship … a 37-0 thumping of the New York Giants … there was not one criticism that hed won his title using the previous coachs players. Don Shula, another NFL coaching legend, took over as head coach of the Miami Dolphins in 1970. Again, after the Dolphins went 17-0 in the 1972 season, there was no criticism of Shula for doing it with his predecessors players. Who knows what motivates the criticism of Tomlin. (There might be a racist motive behind it.) Whatever the motive, Tomlins critics overlook his other achievements such as him being the youngest coach to win a Super Bowl; In only four seasons, he has led his team to two Super Bowl appearances; He is one of the few to win a championship in only his second year as a head coach.Is the criticism of Tomlin valid or just racist driven? You be the judge. The Savannah Storm(9-3) have lost three games this year all defeats by the Jacksonville Giants. The Giants defeated the Storm Saturday 164-128 at Savannah High School.In the game the first quarter was close (34-33). The second quarter saw Jacksonville score 26 points before Savannah scored a point-the Storm played hard but could not recover from the defecit. Savannah Head Coach, Patricia Huisinga, stated, "We knew we were in for a battle against the undefeated Giants and we were excited to face them at home. Unfortunately, we lost our big guy, Sherard Reddick to injury and were without another post player, Bernard Dixon, but we never backed down. Lacking matching size, we threw a small, fast line up against them and outrun them. We did a good job fighting back in the third quarter, but couldn't quite close in on them in the end. The final score definitely does not depict the effort and the heart that the Storm displayed. Before leaving the gym, I met with Jacksonville Giants Head Coach, Kevin Waters. Coach Waters praised the Storm, stating "the Storm is a great team, they showed lots of energy, and they provided good competition." But, the Giants played harder and still remains undefeated this season. PAGE B-4 THESTAR JANUARY 29, 2011 SPORTS PAGE B4 C M Y K Who Will Get The Walter Payton NFLMan-Of-The-Year Award 2011?Post Super Bowl XLV The Jacksonville Giants Still has a No LossŽ Season Researched for The Florida Star The Walter Payton Man of the Year award is given annually by the National Football League honoring a player's volunteer and charity work, as well as his excellence on the field. Prior to 1999, it was called simply the NFL Man of the Year Award. Shortly after Chicago Bears running back Walter Payton died (having been the 1977 recipient himself), the award was renamed to honor his legacy as both a great player and a humanitarian. Each year, a winner is selected from 32 nominees from the 32 different teams. A panel of judges, which includes the Commissioner of the NFL, Connie Payton (widow of Walter Payton), the previous year's winner, and a number of former players, selects the winner of the award. The Man of the Year winner receives a $25,000 donation in his name to a charity of his choice. The other 31 finalists also receive donations in their name of $1,000 each to charities of their choice. Brian Waters, Kansas City Chiefs Guard, received The Walter Payton Manof-the-year Award last year. 49ers linebacker Takeo Spikes is nominated for the award this year. Shaqs New Lady NBA star Shaquille ONeal was spotted in New York City with his new girlfriend Nikki Alexander...a/k/a Hoopz. The couple have reportedly been dating for months, and are quite serious. O'Neal married Shaunie Nelson in 2002. The couple have four children and Nelson has one child from a previous relationship. O'Neal also has a daughter from a previous relationship, making him the biological father of five, and the former stepfather of one. In 2007, O'Neal filed for divorce from his wife Shaunie in a Miami-Dade Circuit court. Shaunie later said that the couple had gotten back together and that the divorce was withdrawn. However, on November 10, 2009, Shaunie filed an intent to divorce, citing irreconcilable differences. Lately, Shaq seems head over heels for the former reality star of Flava Flav, a Hip Hop Video Model that has also been on multiple television commercials. Vick Gets First Paid Contract Since His Return to Football Last Thursday, Unequal Technologies announced a deal that was made with The Philadelphia Eagles Pro Bowl quarterback Michael Vick. This will be the first paid endorsement contract since his release from prison. Unequal Technologies is a provider of the football pads Vick wore most of last season. Vick was given a second chance to play in the NFL. Chief executive officer Rob Vito said, Michael is good people. He paid his dues and he deserves an opportunity. This is what makes America so great.Ž President Obama also reached out to him. Mike Tomlin, Head Coach for the Pittsburg Steelers Another Coaching Legend? Walter Payton Walter Payton Over the top. Super Bowl XLV will be the 45th annual edition of the Super Bowl in American football, and the 41st annual championship game of the modern-era National Football League (NFL). The game, to be played on February 6, 2011, will pit the AFC champion Pittsburgh Steelers against the NFC champion Green Bay Packers to decide the NFL champion for the 2010 season. The game will be held at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas, the first time that the Super Bowl will be held in the Dallas…Fort Worth area; and the third time it will be held in Texas (Houston was the host city to Super Bowls VIII and XXXVIII).

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PAGE B-5 JANUARY 29, 2011 AREA AREA THE STAR Royal Distinct Danes of Red Hat Society Night out in Jacksonville Times Union Center Drumline a concert and Variety Event 2010 and 2011 US Tour Carolyn Ballou, Margaret Dyson, Genaldine Brantley, (Queen) Mae Fowler, Flora Parker, Lorraine McCormick, Priscilla Williamsom, (Back) Frances Knight, Mary Frances Hogan, Shirley Marshall, Wilma Lauray, Donesta Lay, Althonia Small, Francina King, Gwendolyn Frelds, Delorise Thomas, Joann Telfair Supervisor of Elections Office Set to Register StudentsDuval County Supervisor of Elections office partners with local high schools, colleges and universities to register students in the 2011 Countywide Student Voter Registration Drive. This year's drive is a three day event scheduled for Tuesday, February 1st through Thursday, February 3rd. Over 56 public and private high schools, colleges and universities are participating in this year's event. This year's goal is to pre-register and register 7,500 students who are 16 and older. Thanks to school officials working with the Supervisor of Elections staff, students throughout the county will be able to register to vote in history classes, during lunchtime, between class periods and even after school. The State of Florida has modified the voter registration law which allows 16 year olds who have a valid Florida Driver's License or Florida Identification Card to pre-register. "Introducing students to the electoral process early is fundamental in providing a foundation for Democracy to continue for future generations", stated Supervisor Holland. Last year's Countywide Student Voter Registration Drive resulted in a 61% increase from the previous year. Over 56 high schools, colleges, and universities participated last year resulting in the 18-25 year old age group being the largest percentage of registered voters in Duval County. Since Holland was elected in 2005 the office has registered over 36,189 Duval County students. For more information or to schedule an interview with Supervisor Holland or any school personnel contact Tracie Collier at (904) 630-8026 Drumline received raving reviews from all attendants including Red Hat society.

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JANUARY 29, 2011 THESTAR PAGE B-6 PAGE B6 C M Y K AREA NEWS Luressa Smith Armstrong Celebrates 90th Birthday The Buffalo Soldiers Motorcycle Club (BSMC) of Jacksonville Inc. is part of the National Association of Buffalo Soldiers and Troopers Motorcycle Club (NABSTMC) which has over 95 chapters worldwide. The BSMC promotes the rich history of the Buffalo Soldiers, who proudly served our country from 1866 … 1944 as the 9th and 10th calvary. The Buffalo Soldiers MC of Jacksonville is committed to the Jacksonville community by supporting various causes via appearances or by doing presentations. At the BSMC meeting held on Sunday, January 9 at Adamec Harley Davidson-Baymeadows location two new soldier candidates were introduced. Rev. Andrew Kin FolksŽ Brooks and his wife, The Florida Stars Impact host Yvonne Double ImpactŽ Brooks are currently going through the socialization and probation periods which includes education of the rich history of the Buffalo Soldiers 9th and 10th Calvary and club protocol. The BSMC will Kick off Black History Month at Adamec Harley-Davidson on Saturday February 5, 2011 from 11:00am … 6:00pm. There will be static displays on Buffalo Soldiers History along with a cook out. The Buffalo Soldiers MC will also make a special presentation to the Jacksonville Trotters MC of Jacksonville as The Trotters are the oldest MC in Jacksonville. If your organization has a worthy cause and you are interested in an appearance or presentation by BSMC, please contact the BSMC president Joe Hot WingŽ Tillmon at (904) 596-1505 and you can also check out the BSMC website at www.bsmcjaxflorida.com. The BSMC motto is we gather in Honor and Ride for Pride.Ž Buffalo Soldiers Motocycle Club of Jacksonville1 Club, 1 Patch, 1 Mindset Food by Clara White Mission Photos by Frank M. Powell, III of The Florida Star A 90th Birthday Celebration was held at Clara White Mission on Saturday, January 15th for Luressa Smith Armstrong. There were three 90 year olds at the celebration. Luressa Smith Armstrong was the first of seven children born to Walter Lee Smith Sr. and Marie Dryer Smith. She was born on Ja nuary 13, 1921 in Liberty County, Georgia and attended her primary grades at the historic Dorchester Academy there. Her family moved to Jacksonville when she was still a young girl and she graduated from Stanton High School as a member of the Class of 1942. She was an active member of St. Josephs Colored Methodist Church ( now UMC) at the corner of Jessie and Spearing Streets. Luressa married Martin Palmer Armstrong in 1947. They were blessed with two daughters, Suzan and Joyce. Martin was a career U .S. Navy man. Thus, the family lived in various cities in the US and lived in Naples, Italy as he served his country. In 1955, she and Martin bought a home i n Bucks County, PA. There she returned to her pursuit of a nursing career, which she had started at the old Brewster Hospital nursing program in Jacksonville. She becam e a Licensed Practical Nurse and retired from that career at Lower Bucks Hospital in 1986. However, she continued to volunteer at that same hospital on a weekly basis until she moved back to Jacksonville. While living in Pennsylvania, Luressa and Martin were active members of Bethel AME Church in Bristol, PA for over forty years. Luressa served as a stewardess, missionary, and as President of the Usher Board. After 53 years of marriage, the Lord called Martin to his heavenly home in 2000. Luressa and Suzan returned homeŽ to Jacksonville in 2005. She is currently a faithful member and stewardess at Mt. Zion UMC church, where Rev. Georgia Gaston is th e Pastor. Luressa has 2 daughters, four grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and one great-great-granddaughter. Frank Michael Powell, Tanyika Armstrong-Powell, Suzan Armstrong West, Jocelyn West, Joyce Snead, Martin West, Alfonso West, Luressa Armstrong, and Walker West Sr 90th back in May 90 year old Mrs. Luressa Smith Armstrong

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JANUARY 29, 2011THE STARPR 1 PREP RAP PREP RAPAnnual Rainbow Tea Celebration -Job corp BrunswickSunday was a soulful day at Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church in Brunswick, Rev. Todd Rhodes, Sr., pastor. Presiding over the program Annual Rainbow Tea Celebration, was Sister Temperance Jones with Ms. Gwen Davis providing the judges and presenting the awards for the tribal tables Simeon, Gad, Dan, Asher, Issachar, Judah, Reuben, Naphtali, Benjamin, Ephraim, Manasseh, and Zebulun, sponsored by Naphtali. What really brought the congregation to their feet was the Voices of Eagle and The Unspoken Praise Dance Group of Brunswick Job Corp. There was so much talent and so much religious spirit. The judges were Lizzie Harmon, Queenie, and Wil Ellis Williams, whose deceased mother and her family were members of Shiloh all of their lives. The winning tribe was Judah. For those who did not attend the program, you missed it but, it is an annual program, so plan for next January. Voices of Eagle Brunswick Job Corps

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JANUARY 29, 2011THE STARPR 2 PREP RAP PREP RAPMartin Luther King III Inspires FAMU to Keep Kings Dream AliveTALLAHASSEE, Fla. … Martin Luther King III, the son of civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr., honored his fathers legacy today as the keynote speaker for the Martin Luther King Convocation at Florida A&M University (FAMU). Touching on issues related to poverty, race and healthcare, King said we have not made enough changes in terms of race, but we have made significant progress. When we look at poverty we made almost no progress,Ž said King. Forty-five million people living in poverty. Last year, one million people lost their houses because of foreclosure. Another 1.5 million were filed; almost three million foreclosures were filed last year. This year another 1.2 million are projected to lose their houses. We need to have a moratorium on foreclosures. People do not need to lose their houses in America, a nation that is wealthy.Ž King argued that everyone in America deserves healthcare, pointing out that there is something wrong when there are individuals voting against the healthcare reform bill when they have the best healthcare. We are an interesting nation; we are a nation that consistently function inconsistently,Ž said King. We preach peace but we practice war. You cant preach peace but continue to practice war.Ž King continued stating that his father operated off the power of love. Informing that we must love our family, our community and have the love of God.Ž My dad loved people, it did not matter who you were,Ž said King. But he certainly loved those who were suffering no matter what ethnicity they were and we need that kind of love today in the world.Ž King encouraged everyone to learn how to appreciate life, referring back to a saying that his father often stated, It is either nonviolence or nonexistence.Ž Mankind can swim to sea like fish and fly through skies like birds, but with all of our technological advances we still have not mastered the basic concept of getting along with our brothers and sisters,Ž said King. King ended by telling students no matter how difficult it may be they must continue their path of education, and to love one another. Todays convocation was a great event,Ž said Inita Knox, a sophomore student from Palm Beach, Fla. It was an honor to have Martin Luther King III to come and speak to the student body, as well as the community, giving us words of encouragement, so we can continue to serve our community and serve each other.Ž Following Kings speech, Ammons awarded Reamonn Soto, a senior physics student from Tallahassee, Fla., the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Student Leadership Award for getting more than 3,500 students registered to vote in the Tallahassee and Leon County areas. Rev. Dr. Henry M. Steele, the son of civil rights activist C.K. Steele, received the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Leadership Award for his role as a human right advocate and community activist. Athena Griffith, a senior business administration student from Jacksonville, Fla. and the president of the Program Action Activities Council (PAAC), accepted the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Organization Leadership Award on behalf of PAAC. The organization delivered 375 toys to the Boys and Girls Clubs in New Orleans for Christmas. Im humbled by the gesture as well as honored,Ž said the Rev. Henry M. Steele. When I first learned of the event (Martin Luther King Convocation), I was awestruck for the fact that Martin Luther King III was the speaker. I was taken back to a time when his parents would come and visit my family in Tallahassee. I would just sit at the dinner table listening to their words. This is truly a meaningful award after 51 years when we were involved in the lunch counter sit-in. It feels good to be recognized for it.Ž FAMUs band and concert choir opened the ceremony with the selection Holy, Holy, HolyŽ before the Rev. James Hunt, director of FAMUs Campus Ministry, gave the invocation. David Jackson, chair of FAMU Department of History, reminded the audience that King provided a voice for those without one. Let us also remember not to become complacent and to strive to be the best that we can be at this hour,Ž said Jackson. That is what Dr. King did, and that is what he would want us all to do today; thats our call to action.Ž President James H. Ammons welcomed King highlighting his advocacy, humanity and accomplishments. We are honored to have with us Martin Luther King III, president and chief executive officer of the Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolence Social Change, a human rights advocate and community activist,Ž said Ammons. Mr. King is the first to carryout the legacy of his parents. His work has propelled him to the forefront as one of the nations most ardent advocates for the poor, oppressed and disillusioned. Throughout the 1990s, King continued to fight for justice and has led protests against the bias digital divide in the fields of technology and has spoken to the United Nations on the behalf of individuals living with the challenges of AIDS.Ž

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JANUARY 29, 2011THE STARPR 4 PREP RAP PREP RAPSENATOR ANTHONY C. TONYŽ HILL BRINGS FORMER TRACK STAR REGGIE MCAFEE TO HIGHLANDS MIDDLE SCHOOL TO SPEAK WITH TRACK AND CROSS/COUNTY TEAM MEMBERSSenator Tony Hill arranged for former Track Star Reggie McAfee to meet with members of Highlands Middle Schools Track Team on Thursday, January 20, 2011. Reggie McAfee, as a runner for the University of North Carolina, on May 12, 1973, ran the mile in 3.57.8, thus becoming the first African American to break the fourminute barrier, His accomplishment also erased a stereotype in which most people thought African Americans were only sprinters. McAfee says about the stereotype I just never bought into that.Ž Mr. McAfee spoke to the students about character and how important it is, about being good students and staying in school. The students were very receptive to his comments and happy to meet a person who made the kind of accomplishments he has made. He told them about his high school record which held for 32 years. Mr. McAfee gave out twenty-six (26) pairs of running shoes to members of the track and cross/country teams from the Mizuno Running Company which he is affiliated with. Reggie McAfee is the Founder and Executive Director of Cross-Country for Youth, located in Charlotte, North Carolina. Senator Hill stated that he was proud to meet, know and have the opportunity to bring such a person to Jacksonville and Highlands Middle School. Landon Middle Student Wins the 2011 Duval County Spelling Bee Jacksonville, FL … Ashlie Malone, a sixth-grade student at Julia Landon Middle, won the 2011 Duval County Spelling Bee held last night at Mandarin Middle School. The contest lasted 35 rounds and the students spelled over 200 words. Ashlie won by spelling the word kavya" correctly. Ashley Barron, an eighth-grader at James Weldon Johnson Middle, took fifth place in the competition. Twenty-one elementary and middle school students from 14 public and seven private schools competed for the right to represent Duval County in The Florida Times-Union Regional Spelling Bee. The regional competition is scheduled for Saturday, February 19 at the Main Branch of the Jacksonville Public Library. The winner of the regional bee will advance to compete in the national spelling bee, scheduled at the end of May in Washington, D.C. Jill Lively, a DCPS elementary school teacher, served as the spelling bee coordinator. The pronouncer was Robyn White, a teacher at Chimney Lakes Elementary, and the head judge was Tim Ballentine, DCPS executive director of instructional research and accountability. The Duval County Spelling Bee is sponsored by The Florida Times-Union, and is conducted according to the contest rules of the Scripps Howard National Spelling Bee. Duval County Public Schools operates 172 schools and serves approximately 123,000 students. The school district is committed to providing high quality educational opportunities that will inspire all students to acquire and use the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in a global economy, and culturally diverse world.L eft to right: Amani Robinson, Mekiel Robinson, Jolisa Cannon, Michai Crumpler. Senator Hill and former Track Star Reggie McAfee.

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Alleged Baby Kidnapper Held Without BailThe woman who stands accused of snatching Carlina White as an infant 23 years ago is being held without bail on kidnapping charges Monday in federal court in Manhattan. 49-year-old Ann Pettway turned herself over to the FBISaturday, saying that she was truly sorryŽ for the misery she caused Whites family. According to police reports, Pettway had suffered several miscarriages and had convinced herself that she would never become a mother. In desperation, she posed as a nurse and took a feverish White from her parents and then pretended to take her in for treatment.When Pettway exited the hospital with the 19-day-old baby, she took a train to Bridgeport. Pettway then managed to convince friends and family that she had actually given birth to the stolen child. Pettway gave White the name Nejdra Nance and raised her along with her natural son. Despite several failed attempts at producing a fake birth certificate, no one questioned Pettway about White -not even family members. Pettway looked defeated and downcast as she was arraigned. She did not enter a plea and was ordered held without bail. If convicted, Pettway faces a maximum sentence of life in prison and a minimum sentence of 20 years in prison. C&J1 C M Y K Crime and Justice Crime and JusticeA Publication of the Florida Star and Georgia Star January 29, 2011THE STARVol. 1, No. 10 Babysitter Put Dead Infant in Backyard CoolerPolice in Volusia County, Fl. found the body of a missing child Monday inside a cooler in a back yard. Authorities discovered the whereabouts of the body after interviewing 7-month-old Ja-Veon Brushans baby sitter, Carolyn Miller. The body was found around noon at a home in the 500 block of South Deleon Avenue. Police have since notified the childs family. According to Millers police statement, several days prior to Brushans death she had fallen asleep while babysitting. When she awoke, she found that the the baby was dead. Police said she told them that instead of calling 911, she put his body in a cooler and placed it outside. According to the babys mother, 21-year-old Janelle Richardson, she left Ja-Veon with Miller on Thursday. When the mother was not able to reach Miller by phone for several days in a row, both Miller and the child were reported missing. Miller was found around 10 a.m. Monday at the Gibson's Apartments. Police said when they first asked Miller about Ja-Veon, she denied knowing anything, but then admitted to what happened. The childs mother told police that Miller stopped by Thursday to pick up diapers and milk, but she did not have the baby with her, telling the mother that she left him with her boyfriend. Richardson said she did not call police until Sunday because Miller has never gone missing before. Police said they have not established a motive or cause of death, but charges against Teen Stabs Teacher with CombThings got hairy in a New York City high school classroom Friday when a 13-year-old attacked her teacher with a comb when he would not allow her to leave the room. Antwanise Richardson was arrested for stabbing the teacher repeatedly in the hand with the comb after Richardson had bolted to the classroom door to open it for a friend. According to the students who witnesses the incident, the teacher, Souleymane Seydi, pushed Richardson as he tried to stop her from approaching the door and was stabbed in the ensuing scuffle. Richardson was later charged with felony assault. Antwanise RichardsonAs an African American newspaper, we basically report on offenses committed by African Americans. Please note that in our observations, weekly reports show that African Americans DO NOT commit the largest percentage of criminal offenses in this ar ea.Ann Pettway

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C&J PAGE A-2 THE STAR January 29, 2011 From Actual Police Reports From Actual Police ReportsDid You Hear About?... Did You Hear About?... SSSHH! EDITORS NOTE: All suspects are deemed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law. The Sheriffs Office reports are a matter of public record. The Star seeks to educate in the hope of keeping our community safe. Pay attention on the site. The tools and materials in a construction job can be worth millions of dollars. Safeguarding these valuables will help keep costs down and reduce delays and headaches. Transporting Your Tools € Install an anti-theft device on the steering wheel of your vehicle. In addition install and use alarm system on your vehicle. € Do not leave valuables or tools in plain view. € Never leave your vehicle running. € Lock all doors of the vehicle. € Never start to load your vehicle with tools until you are ready to leave the area. Tips for Construction Workers € Safeguard your tools in a metal tackle box secured with impervious locks. € Never leave your tackle box unlocked. € If at all possible keep your tackle boxes closed. € Dont trust your co-worker to watch your expensive tools. € Label your tools with an engraving pen or other permanent marking. € Record all serial numbers of your tools. € Report any suspicious person walking on the site to supervisor or site manager then contact the police. Promoting safety on construction sites is the responsibility of the head foremen, workers, security, contractor and supervisors everyone has to take part. An important part of everyones job is to be alert, use common sense, and prevent unnecessary accidents on the work site. Your Safety Your Safety DOMESTIC BATTERY A police officer was dispatched to 1585 W. 31 St. in Jacksonville in reference to an unidentified 911 call. Upon arrival, the dispatched officer met up with another officer who was already on the scene and had been outside of the home listening to a domestic disturbance take place. They informed the newly arrived officer that they had heard an adult male slap the female victim that was inside the residence. The officer had heard the male say to the woman, Now are you gonna tell them crackers I hit you in the face?Ž before slapping her hard again, sending the woman screaming. The dispatched officer could hear the man arguing with the woman then heard someone come to the front door. The other officer went to the back door of the residence and was confronted by the suspect, who would not comply when told to get on the ground. The dispatched officer went to assist and was confronted by the victim and her daughter, who were trying to get both officers to leave the residence. When the suspect ran back into the house, the two women blocked the officers pursuit of him and continued to protect him when he came back outside. The officers shouted out to the women to get out of the way. They would not comply and the suspect still would not get on the ground. One officer deployed his taser at the suspect and missed, but the other officer was successful. The suspect then jumped up and ran back into the house before finally complying. The victim refused to cooperate with the investigation and would state only that the suspect did not hit her.

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Georgia Man Dies After Killing ExWifePolice are investigating the murder of a 60-year-old woman and the subsequent death of her killer. According to Walton County authorities, 52-year-old Robert Cook was staying with his ex-wife, 60-yearold Judy Clay, when Cook strangled her with an electrical cord. Cooks remains had been found at a relatives home when police attempted to notify the ex-wife. When they arrived at her home, they found her body decomposing inside. A coroners report had not yet been released on Cooks death and both deaths are currently under investigation. Investigators are unsure as to whether Cook took his own life or died accidentally. Cop Videotaped Punching Handcuffed ManA Jacksonville man and his attorney are accusing a police officer of police brutality in December of 2009 and they claim to have proof. Chester Hall filed a claim against Officer Ronald Jackson, alleging that Jackson was a bad copŽ who should be removed from the police force altogether. According to records, Jackson had been suspended once last year and is currently under investigation over a previous unrelated incident. Hall said Jackson should be off the force because, as is seen on surveillance video released Monday by Hall's attorney, when Hall was arrested just more than a year ago, he said Jackson slugged him in the chin while his hands were cuffed behind his back, nearly knocking Hall into a moving police van. Police say that Hall had been intoxicated and did not strike him, using a distraction technique instead. JSO investigated the incident and found no problem with Jacksons behavior. C&J PAGE A-3 THE STAR January 29, 2011 In Your Neighborhood In Your Neighborhood Man Jailed for Stabbing Pet Dog 26 TimesA Fort Pierce man found himself behind bars Friday after he was discovered to have stabbed his dog 26 times. According to the St. Lucie County Sheriffs Office, Joseph Grady Barker said that the cruel act was prompted by the dogs incessant barking. He told investigators that he paid a friend $20 to drive him and the pit bull to a canal. Once there, he allegedly struck the 3-year-old canine on the head several times with a tire iron and tossed him into the canal. After seeing the dog was still alive, Barker allegedly recaptured him and repeatedly stabbed him in the neck. It was a family member of Barkers who found the dogs body and contacted police. 35-year-old Barker was charged with animal cruelty. Two Officers Down in Fatal ShootoutTwo St. Petersburg police officers were shot and killed in a shootout on the south side of the city. According to authorities, Officers Tom Baitinger and Jeffrey Yaslowitz died from injuries sustained when they came to a house searching for aggravated battery suspect Hydra Lacy, who is reportedly the brother of championship boxer Jeff Lacy. Police were at the home to interview a woman with ties to Lacy and did not expect the suspect to be there at the time. Lacy, who had been hiding in the attic, came down and opened fire on the officers. During the initial confrontation, a U.S. Marshals agent and one police officer were shot. Backup officers went in and managed to pull the two wounded men out, but a member of the backup group -another St. Petersburg Police officer -was shot in the attic. That officer reportedly continued to engage with the suspect while a tactical team was able to punch a hole into the building with an armored vehicle and pull the officer out. The woman inside the house at the time was not injured. Crime Watch Crime Watch Hall and Officer Jackson

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C&J4 C M Y K MISSING PERSONS MISSING PERSONS Criminal Line-Up Criminal Line-Up Name: Shaniqua Brown Age: 17Height: 58Ž Weight: 120lbs Last seen 11/16/10. May be in Winter Haven or Orlanda, Fl. DUMBEST CRIMINALS DUMBEST CRIMINALS Name: Brianna Caldwell Age: 16Height: 55Ž Weight: 130lbs Last seen 12/30/10. Believed to be in North Lauderdale, Fl. Name: Rachel Coleman-Cruz Age: 17Height: 58Ž Weight: 145lbs Last seen 10/23/10. Has a tattoos on both arms. May travel to New Port Richey, Fl. Name: Sharniece Davis Age: 17Height: 57Ž Weight: 125lbs Last seen 08/29/10 with blonde hair highlights. May go by Shaniece or Tiana. Name: Alexis Dukes-Jones Age: 15Height: 48Ž Weight: 107lbs Last seen 05/18/10. Has pierced ears and may be in Stone Mountain, Ga. MOST WANTED MOST WANTED Nosing for TroublePolice say 5 teenagers ransacked a woman's home and allegedly stole a 42-inch television, DVD players, a laptop and jewelry. Also missing ... two urns, which they told police they thought contained cocaine or heroin. Turns out the stuff they put up their noses was actually the remains of two Great Danes and the homeowner's deceased father. Ditching the DopeGainsville police reported that Tarvares Lamar Dorwell tossed a duffel bag out of his car when they were trying to pull him over during a traffic stop. During a high speed chase, police say Dorwell threw the bag out the window. Inside, officers say they found Dorwell's wallet and ID, 40 grams of pot, ecstasy, a scale and cash. He now faces several drug-related charges. PREDATOR ALERT PREDATOR ALERT Citizens with tips are encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS. You can remain anonymous and become eligible for a reward. Name: Charlene Lawton Age: 21 Offense: Criminal Access. Name: Joshua Roach Age: 22 Offense: Sale of Marijuana Name: Ceola Robinson Age: 30 Offense: Grand Theft Name: Edward Harris Age: 45 Offense: Smuggling Name: James CroomsAge: 41 Offense: Contempt of Court Name: Reshad Medlock Age: 29 Offense: Battery, Theft Name: Michael Arline Offense: Lewd Assault Name: Latoya Aiken Offense: Sale of Cocaine Name: Steinberg Aladin Offense: Robbery Name: Bobby Akins Offense: Incest Name: Jasper ArmwoodOffense: Lewd w/Child January 29, 2011THE STARC&J Page A-4 BACK ON THE STREET BACK ON THE STREET RECENT ARRESTS RECENT ARRESTS Name: Irish Adams Offense: Assault


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Mother Released A Thanksgiving Gift


Michelle McCoy, 20 year of age, three different pictures of her.
It is not clear why the public is now just being officially told that
the Jacksonville Sheriff Office is searching for Michelle McCoy,
20, who has been missing since January 13, 2011. The department
say they have exhausted all of their leads and is finally asking the
public for help. Call 904-630-0500 or 1-866-845-TIPS.
Michelle is 5 feet 3 inches tall and weigh 99 pounds. She has a
tattoo on her left forearm and one on her upper chest.
This is a pattern shown throughout the United States when it
comes to missing African Americans. Comcast announced they
have initiated an online service in partnership with the National
Center for Missing & Exploited Children to help law enforcement.

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On Friday, shoppers and employees at Family Dollar, located at
2014 Norwich Street, scattered as a Mercedes crashed into the
store, injuring three employees while smashing and scattering
products and shelves.
The 75-year-old driver of the Mercedes Benz said that she was
attempting to park and shop. She is convinced that she mashed
down on the brakes but instead of the car stopping, it went straight
into the store.
One of the employees said she suffered leg injuries and the other
two did sustain cuts.
The police was called to the scene and the vehicle was removed
from the building.
According to the report, the brakes on the car were functional.


Doctor Pleads


Dr. Conrad Murray, physician
for Michael Jackson


"Not Guilty"
Michael Jackson's doc-
tor, Conrad Murray,
M.D., pleaded not guilty
Tuesday to a charge of
involuntary manslaughter
in Jackson's death. He
stated, "Your honor, I am
an innocent man."
The Houston doctor is
looking forward to telling
his story.
It is anticipated that the
trial will be televised.


Do You Hear Wedding Bells?
Many are aware that
actress Regina King and
actor/singer Malcom
Jamal Warner have been
dating for a long time.
It is now rumored that
the couple are now liv-
ing together and are
planning to get married
soon, as reported by
Bossip.


Kelly Williams-Bolar
was sentenced to 10 days
in jail and placed on three
years probation because
she placed her two chil-
dren in an Ohio school
district in which they did
Kelly Williams- not live, but their father
Bolar, jailed did. The court therefore
charged him with a 4th degree felony of
grand theft for defrauding the school system
of two years of education, which the court
said is valued at $30,500 in tuition.
The parents placed the girls in the other
District because of the better educational sys-
tem. After much public protest and serving
most of the sentence, the mother was
released but the money is still owed.

Ted Williams Leaves

Rehab Center Early
Ted Williams, 53,
the man with the
golden voice, was
presented with
opportunities galore
when a video of him
was placed on You
Tube. Ted Williams in prayer
He was able to see
his mother after ten years and was encour-
aged by his children to develop a new rela-
tionship and pursue a great career.
Ted was offered several jobs and was paid
$10,000 immediately to do a Kraft Cheese
commercial.
After appearing on Dr. Phil's Show, Ted
volunteered to go to rehab at a facility pro-
vided through Dr. Phil. The country cried
and prayed for him. Later his girl friend of
many years too decided to go to rehab. But
now, something has happened. Ted, despite
advice from the doctors at the facility, left
after only two weeks of treatment.
This is sad. Ted, go back and get help.


Jury Finds Police

Officer Guilty
A Jacksonville jury found
Mark Garza guilty of official
misconduct and falsifying an
official document Thursday.
The prosecutor reminded the
jury that when police are the
problem, who do you call?
Garza's attorney sought to get
Narc Garza, the jury to believe that Garza
Jacksonville Sheriff had no intentions of doing
Officer, found guilty wrong. He said Garza used the
information provided him by
the officers who arrived at the scene first, which was a
burglary in progress.
According to arrest reports, Garza and officer Cervone
manufactured a reason to enter and search a vacant
Northwest Jacksonville apartment known to be a drug
house and then filed a false report about the incident.
The officers did not have a warrant to search the prop-
erty.
Garza, a 14 year veteran, has had 21 incidents in his
career, including 12 citizen complaints but has never
been suspended.He could face up to six years in prison.


Unknown Sisters Unite


Oprah Winfrey Greets Unknown Sister, Patricia
Oprah Winfrey thought she no longer had a brother or
sister after her t wo siblings died. She did not know,
and neither did her father, that her mother had had
another child that she had placed for adoption, and
kept it a secret. However, the daughter who had been
placed in foster care until adoption, decided to search
for her real family on behalf of her children. To her sur-
prise, she learned, her sister is Oprah Winfrey.

President's 2nd State of

the Union Address


President Barack Obama, appeared before the world
Tuesday and delivered his second State of the Union
address. He said that the worst of the economic storm
had passed but there is much work to be done.
Many wanted to hear what changes he would make,
and he did make a list, even though many wanted it to
be more specific with an outline on how he would bring
the jobs back to those unemployed and help those who
are employed, continue to work. He stressed how he
would reduce government spending but that the budget
deficit cannot be reduced by cutting alone. He said that
the economy must grow and businesses must be more
competitive. He added that the government will have
to make smart investments in education, infrastructure,
and technology.
About 75% of blacks and 62% of whites said he was
addressing their needs according to Theroot.com.
Three Unforgettable Losses
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Samuel Yette Eulalia F Gladys Horton,(front) lead
Sam F. Yette, author of The Choice, and the first Black
writer for Newsweek, died Friday. He was also a pro-
fessor at Howard University. Yette was 81.
Eulalia Wilson, 80, a charter member of Eta Gamma
Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta, Brunswick, and a great musi-
cian, died this week.
On Wednesday, Gladys Horton, the lead singer of the
Marvelettes, who gave Motown their first number one
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Dear Family,

I am writing this letter to you seeking your help and prayers with one of the worst crisis that I have witnessed
in my life time; the extinction of the Black Male. Extinction is generally considered to be the death of the last
individual, a coming to an end or dying out.
The psychology behind black on black violence in America came to light when I attended a conference in
Hartford, Connecticut a few years ago. I was in a workshop with a number of criminal juvenile justice advocates
and civil and human rights leaders and one of the panelist told a compelling story. He told sad stories about the
work he had done as it relates to the war on drugs.
The speaker was a white man who had retired from law enforcement and suggested that the war on drugs is one
of the worst social and human rights crisis that he had seen in his lifetime. Bodies of young blacks lying in dump-
sters, back alleys and streets across this great nation with blood flowing down sewage drains.
Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan offered a stem warning to those of us who attended the Million Man
March in Washington DC, that the U.S. political climate is threatening to the African-American male.
The idea that we can keep incarcerating and keep incarcerating, pretty soon we're not going to have a young
African-American male population in America, because a large percentage will either be in prison or dead.
We can no longer wait on others to address this atrocity. Our community is in crisis. From black on black crime,
poverty, school dropout and a self destructive culture. Observing that a "sense of disconnectedness and despair"
brought on by poverty, drugs, discrimination and joblessness are at the heart of the symptoms. The problems
plaguing the Black Male are serious, however, the underlying conditions are treatable.
We must transform the culture of gangs, violence and drugs, into a culture of character, based on better educa-
tion, economic and social opportunities; therefore strengthening family structure.
I am asking that we use Black History Month 2011 as a kickoff for a modem day civil/human rights movement
to 'Save Black Males". Black men, hard working, family oriented and men of character, to be at the forefront of
this movement to turn this crisis around.
Sincerely,
Richard P. Burton, Sr., Director
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SAINT PAUL LUTHERAN CHURCH will host hun-
dreds of people from across the city and state as the
congregation celebrates the installation of its new pas-
tor, The Reverend James Wiggins, Jr., Sunday, January
30, 2011 at 4:00 p.m. Clergy from the First Coast
Circuit and the Florida-Georgia District Office will par-
ticipate in the installation ritual. The installation mes-
sage will be delivered by the pastor's brother, The
Reverend Stephen Wiggins of Atlanta. Saint Paul
Lutheran Church is located at 2730 West Edgewood
Ave. in Jacksonville. Call 904-765-4219 for more infor-
mation.


SAINT PAUL AFRICAN METHODIST EPISCO-
PAL CHURCH will have their final "Fresh Start
Commitment Worship Service" on Sunday, January 30,
2011 at 10:55 a.m. Dr. Lisa Allen, Professor at The
Interdenominational Theological Center, Atlanta
Georgia will be the preacher for the hour. Friends and
the public are invited to share in this service which
promises to be inspirational and uplifting. The Rev. Dr.
Marvin Zanders, II is the Pastor of Saint Paul AME
Church. The church is located at 6910 New Kings Rd.
Please contact the office at 764-2755 for additional
information.
WEST FRIENDSHIP BAPTIST CHURCH Annual
Homecoming will be observed during the month of
January. Rev. Timothy L. Cole, Sr. is the Pastor. This
year's theme is: "Dress Apparel." 2nd Sunday, January
9, 2011 is Black & White; 3rd Sunday, January 16, 2011
will be Armed Forces Day; on January 23, 2011
Inside/Out, Mix Match; Sunday, January 30, 2011 is
"Old" shirts & uniforms day. 945 Carrie St.
GOSPEL LEGEND RANCE ALLEN recently shared
his Dreams on TBN. The interview was in celebration
of Dr. Martin Luther King's birthday. In honor of Dr.
King's Dream for mankind, Rance shared with viewers,
how Dr. King impacted him personally to dream big
and how to make it a reality. When asked his definition
of a dream, Rance stated, "A dream is beyond you, it
requires the presence of God". -"A Dream is bigger
than you and it blesses more people than yourself."
Rance Allen also stated, "If your dream does not
demand a miracle from God, then it is just a thought in
your head." The Rance Allen Group's project The Live
Experience II, featuring Shirley Caesar, Vanessa Bell
Armstrong, Paul Porter and Called II Worship was
released January 25, 2011.


CHURCH OF THE GOOD SHEPHERD, Sunday,
January 30, 2011 at 6 p.m., Chamber Music Society of
Good Shepherd presents Jacksonville University
Chamber Singers Timothy Snyder, director; the inaugu-
ral concert of the 24 voice JU Chamber Singers' Winter
Concert Tour. Program will include works by: Mozart,
Palestrina, Victoria, Poulenc, Effinger, Snyder, others.
Future concerts: Sunday, February 20, 2011 at 6 p.m.,
Worsham Hall-Jacksonville University Chamber
Strings, Marguerite Richardson, conductor. Works by:
Handel, Walton, Vivaldi, Kalinnikov, Britten; Sunday,
March 20, 2011 at 6 p.m., Craig Hall-Shostakovich:
Piano Quintet in G Minor, Op. 57 Wagner: Siegfried
Idyll, Randy Tinnin, conductor. Free and open to the
public.1100 Stockton Street at Park, Riverside.
Jacksonville, FL 904-387-5691. The Rev. Douglas G.
Hodsdon, Rector; Shannon Gallier, MM, Organist-
choirmaster; Henson Markham, Chamber Music
Society, 904-346-0373.
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Holy Tabernacle Church
We are having a Holy Ghost Revival that you don't
want to miss, as the word of
God will come forth like
never before. The speaker
will be assistant pastor
David Perry of New Life
Evangelist Center of which
SW Bishop A. C. Richardson is
the pastor.

S I simple man, with a simple
message, "Repent the
Kingdom of God is at
hand." On the 28th & 29th
at 7:30 pm and on the 30th
Asst. Pastor DavidPerry 9:45 am, with Bible School
and Worship Service immediately following. Come hear
the word of God from a man of God that wants men to be
saved and serve the true and living God.
Bishop Robert L. Jones and Pastor Paul R. Cardona,
along with the Holy Tabernacle Church family cordially
invite the public to fellowship with us as we worship the
Lord in Spirit and in Truth. Located at 6416 Miriam St.,
Jacksonville. For more information call the church at
(904) 764-3754 or Min. Horace Bell, Jr. at (904) 708-
5331.

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JACKSONVILLE, FL
(AREA DEATHS)
CLARK, James, died
January 23, 2011.
DAMPIER, Pamela D.,
died January 23, 2011.
EVANS, Constance
Elaine, died January 21,
2011.
FEBLES, Francenia,
died January 22, 2011.
GRANT, Ernest, Jr., 70,
died January 20, 2011.
HOLMES, Mary Lee,
88, died January 24,
2011.
IVES, Frederick, Jr., died
January 25, 2011.
JACKSON, Gwendolyn,
56, died January 14,
2011.
LONG, Marion Dowling,
88, died January 23,
2011.
WEST, Allen, Sr., 54,
died January 19, 2011.
WILLIAMS, Debra
Johanna Adams, 44, died
January 23, 2011.


GEORGIA DEATHS

BACON, Willie, died
January 18, 2011.
BANFIELD, Ray
Kendall, 51, died January
22, 2011.
JACKSON, Asbury, III,
died January 21, 2011.
JOHNSON, Luenette,
died January 11, 2011.
JONES, Nathaniel, died
January 18, 2011.
LAUDERY, Knowles,
died January 23, 2011.
LOTSON, William
Edward, died January 17,
2011.
McALLISTER, Smith,
died January 21, 2011.
NORRIS, Rhonda C.,
died January 19, 2011.
RUSSELL, Peggie Lee
Atkinson, died January
17, 2011.
WEST, Joseph, died
January 15, 2011.


SThe Church Directory
"Come and Worship With Us"

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

Historic Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church
Sunday
Worship Service ............... .................. 10:00 a.m.
Church School ............... .................... 8:30 p.m.
Wednesday
"Glory Hour" Bible Study ............... ........... 10:00 a.m.
"Jehovah Jireh" Bible Study ............... .......... 6:30 p.m.
2nd & 4th Thursday "Young at Heart Ministry .......... .10:00 a.m.
Friday
Joy Explosion M ministry .............................. 6:30 p.m .
201 East Beaver St. (904) 355-9475
Rev. F.D. Richardson Jr., Pastor

GREATER EL-BETHEL DIVINE HOLINESS CHURCH
"The Church Where Everybody Is Somebody"
Bishop Lorenzo Hall., Pastor
Street Address: 723 W. 4th St. Jacksonville, Florida 32209
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 3575, Jacksonville, Florida 32206
Church Telephone: (904) 359-0661 Home: (904) 358-8932 Cell: 710-1586
Sunday School.................................. .................... 9:30 a.m .
M morning W orship........ .................. .............................................. 11:00 a.m .
Tuesday........................................Prayer Meeting & Bible Study,7:00 p.m.
Thursday................. ....................................................Joy Night,7:00 p.m.
"Email: Gospell75@aol.com
Website: Greaterelbethel.org

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Collectors will pay a fortune for some coins and
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By Betty Asque Davis / Photos by J. Carl Davis, Sr. (Unlessothewise specified)

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


IN REMEMBRANCE OF THE

DREAM
The Annual "In Remembrance of the Dream"
Concert presented by the Ritz Chamber Players was again a
superb occasion at the Jacoby Symphony Hall!
Along with the stupendous music at each of their
performances, the 'In Remembrance of the Dream' concert
presents the Humanitarian Award to an outstanding First
Coast native. This year's award was presented to Ms. Carla
Harris, Managing Director at Morgan Stanley Investment
Management where she heads the Emerging Manager
Platform and provides investment advice to corporations,
public pension plans, foundations and endowments. Ms.
Harris was recently named to Fortune Magazine's list of
"The 50 Most Powerful Black Executives in Corporate
America" and because of her belief "We are blessed so that
we can be a blessing to someone else", she has funded the
Carla Harris Scholarship at her alma maters Harvard
University and Bishop Kenny High School in Jacksonville,
Florida.
In accepting the Humanitarian Award Ms. Harris
stated: "God is good, all of the time and All of the time, God
is good!
It is sincerely an honor to accept this award in the
name of the renowned and revered, Reverend Dr. Martin
Luther King, Jr., someone who I have admired for most of
my life, in fact since I was 10 years old and delivered a
speech at St. Pius School on 13th Street and Blue Avenue, as
a 5th Grader, entitled, "Why Dr. Martin Luther King was a
Great Man."
It is particularly an honor to receive this award from
the esteemed Ritz Chamber Players founded by and under
the direction of Mr. Terrance Patterson, who like Dr. King
took an idea, his dream, who like Dr. King understood that
while each of us has power, each of us has the responsibili-
ty to use the very best of who we are to connect and enhance
the life of others, and who like Dr. King reached out to oth-
ers to help him bring this dream to a reality. To that end, I
would also like to thank my friend, Howard Dale with
whom I worked back in the summer of 1981 while at Pajcic,
Pajcic, Dale & Bald for introducing me to the Ritz Chamber
Players and Mr. Cyrus Jolivet, Senior Vice President of Blue
Cross Blue Shield and the chair of the board of this
esteemed organization and my friend, Mrs. Betsy Lovett
who just last night opened her home to extend the visibility
of this organization to a powerful audience who can help to
extend the existence and longevity of this organization and
who freely uses her time, her talent, and her treasure to help
organizations like this one to flourish so that generations
might enjoy what we are enjoying tonight.
Music transcends all vocabulary and language. It is
a medium that can connect us, no matter what our native
tongue or our native land. It is an art form that not only lifts
us up, but if we let it, ignites our passion to vigorously pur-
sue our path. Terrance, the role that the Ritz Chamber
Players occupies in this great city of Jacksonville is an
important one and I wish you continued blessings and
Godspeed in carrying out your mission.
I am so, so proud to receive this honor in my home-
town in the name of a man who fought to tear down the suf-
focating walls of segregation so that every citizen would
have the opportunity to fully realize the best of who they
are, the best that WE can be. It is significant that we recog-
nize that if each of us gets to experience the BEST of some-
one else, then by definition our own individual lives are
enhanced.
Each one of us has been given extraordinary power.
It is important that each of us understands that the growth of
that power depends on how we extend it to others. We were
not made to flourish as independent beings on this earth,
each of our destinies is inextricably tied to someone else's.
As each of us is standing on someone else's shoulders, it is
mandatory that we let someone else stand on ours. If any of
us is to have a legacy, we need to extend ourselves to others
and focus on using the power of our platform to help some-
one else, thereby helping ourselves.
1 Peter 4:10 says "each one as a good manager of
God's different gifts, must use for the good of others the
special gift he has received from God."
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said in February of
1965, "everyone can be great, because everyone can serve".
Let us do more than pierce our destiny, let us embrace it and
ascend to our greatness by serving others.
Ritz Chamber Players, City of Jacksonville, Ladies
and Gentleman, I thank you!"
The Ritz Chamber Players' performance of the
works of Saint-Georges, Shostakovich, Hailstork and
Prokofiev was stupendous!
It was a marvelous evening of beautiful music!!
II


Terrance Patterson-Executive & Artistic
Director, Ritz Chamber Players. Ms. Carla In Remembrance of the Dream Honoree Ms. Carla
Harris-Honoree and Cyrus M. Jollivette, Harris with Ritz Chamber Player Supporters.
Board Chairman-Ritz Chamber Music
Society


Cyrus Jolloverre, rnlannropisr Ivirs. aersy
Ross Lovett and Mrs. Derya Williams.


The Ritz Chamber Players-Ms. Jade Simmons-Pianist,
Alison Buchanan-Soprano, Caleb Vaughn-Jones, Cello,
Kyle Lombard-Violin, Ms. Kelly Hall-Tompkins-Violin, Carl
Ms. Harris with family members. St. Jacques-Viola and Terrance Patterson-Clarinet.


Jacksonville Links members who saved as event hostesses-
Mesdames Gail Kenny, Derya Williams, Dr. Geraldine Williams
Smith-chapter president and Mrs. Marietta LeBlanc Jones-chapter
vice president.


oria Howard Taylor, C. Ronald Belton, James 'Carl' Davis,
Sr.and Dr. Orrin Mitchell.


Ms. Carla Harris with her Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Sisters Mesdames Mesdames Elizabeth Wesley Leach
Kenny Patterson, Ms. Malika Patterson, Terry Fields, Donald Dunlap, Joann Thayer, Karen Kincade, Patricia Sampson, Veronica Tutt, and and Jacksonville Links Hostess
Ms. Roberta Simons, and Burt Ciambello. Photo by F. M. Powell. Madeline Scales-Taylor. Photo by F M. Powell. Anest Schell McCarthy.


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NOTICE TO PUBLIC
January 29, 2011
NOTICE OF AMENDMENT TO CONSOLIDATED PLAN-ACTION PLAN

24 CFR Part 91.505 requires an amendment be made to the Consolidated Plan-Action Plan when changes
occur in the way the jurisdiction carries out its activities. These changes must be made available for public
comment. In compliance with this regulation, the City of Jacksonville's Housing and Neighborhoods Department
announces the following revisions to the plan that may include the use of program income and unexpended
balances remaining from completed or cancelled projects approved in previous years:
In accordance with Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010, the City of
Jacksonville will be awarded $7,102,937 to further the activities authorized under the Neighborhood Stabilization
Program, as previously authorized under Title III Division B of the Housing and Economic Recovery Act, 2008
(HERA).
Funding amounts were determined by a formula established by HUD using criteria specified in the Dodd-Frank
Act. The formula is based on the number of foreclosures and vacancies in the 20 percent of U.S.
neighborhoods (Census Tracts) with the highest rates of homes financed by a subprime mortgage, are
delinquent or are in foreclosure. Further, activities are limited to a targeted neighborhood using local housing
and economic data which results in a demonstrative impact when these public resources are leveraged with
private resources.
The five (5) eligible uses of the funds are as follows: 1) establish financing mechanisms for purchase &
redevelopment of foreclosed upon homes & residential properties, 2) purchase and rehabilitate properties that
have been abandoned or foreclosed upon, in order to sell, rent or redevelop such homes and properties, 3)
establish land banks for homes that have been foreclosed upon, 4) demolish blighted structures, 5) redevelop
demolished or vacant properties.
The draft Neighborhood Stabilization 3 Program Substantial Amendment and Application for funding which
identifies specifically how the City of Jacksonville's Housing and Neighborhoods Department (HAND) will use
these funds is available at the Main Library located at 303 N. Laura Street and at the Housing and
Neighborhoods Department Office located at 214 N. Hogan Street, Suite 800 and on the website at
www.coi.net/Departments/Housinq+and+Neighborhoods
Comments from affected citizens regarding the Plan Amendment should be submitted in writing to Wight
Greger, Director, Housing and Neighborhoods Department at the above address no later than February 14,
2011. Once the 15-day comment period has nannfr. this nativity will be amended into the document.


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INVITATION FOR BIDS
Rehabilitate Pond #7 Weir Structure
Blount Island Marine Terminal
JAXPORT CONTRACT NO.:C-1355
Sealed bids will be received by the Jacksonville Port Authority until 2:00pM, (EST),
Thursday,February 17,2011, at which time they shall be opened in the Public Meeting
Room of the Port Central Office Building, 2831Talleyrand Avenue, Jacksonville, Florida, to
Rehabilitate pond #7 Wejr Structure.
All bids must be submitted in accordance with specifications and drawings for Contract No. C-
1355, which may be examined in the Procurement Department of the Jacksonville Port
Authority, located on the third floor of the Port Central Office Building, 2831Talleyrand Avenue,
Jacksonville, Florida 32206. (Please telephone 904/357-3017 for information.)
A MANDATORY PRE-BID CONFERENCE AND SITE VISIT WILL BE HELD ON Tuesday.
January 25.2011.AT 10;OQ AM,AT THE BLOUNT ISLAND MARINE TERMINAL
MAINTENANCE BUILDING LOCATED AT 5945 WILLIAM MILLS JACKSONVILLE.FL
32226.IN THE FIRST FLOOR CONFERENCE ROOM.BIDDERS WILL BE REQUIRED TO
SHOW I.D.TO OBTAIN A VISITOR BADGE TO ENTER TERMINAL.
ATTENDANCE BY A REPRESENTATIVE OF EACH PROSPECTIVE BIDDER IS
REQUIRED.A BID WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED FROM ANY BIDDER WHO IS NOT
REPRESENTED AT SUCH CONFERENCE.
PLEASE VISIT HTTP://WWW.JAXPORT.COM/ABOUT/PROJECTS.CFM OR CALL THE
PROCUREMENT DEPARTMENT AT (904) 357-3017,PRIOR TO THE BID OPENING TO
DETERMINE IF ANY ADDENDA HAVE BEEN RELEASED ON THIS CONTRACT.
Bid and contract bonding are required.
This project will be partially funded by the FOOT State of Florida grant program.


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Story by Marsha Dean Phelts, Pictures by Paco .

The three week long 3rd World Festival of
Black Arts and Cultures recently ended in Dakar,
Senegal. In celebration of this African nation's /
50th Anniversary of Independence from French
rule, Senegalese President Abdoulaye Wade, PhD.,
spearheaded a world class extravaganza. South
Africa's 112 member delegation of artists, who, for
the last 15 years have lived, worked and fulfilled
their dreams in new conditions that encourage -
unrestricted freedom of expression, were happy to ;
participate in the celebration for the first time. A i
400 member delegation of artists and scholars At 164feet the tallest statute in the world at the western Senegalese Beauty Queens
from Brazil represented the largest group. There most coastal tip of the African continent.
were more than 200 participants from the United______most catlipo.. Aic
States. By the thousands, entertainers, artists and
intellectuals of African Diaspora traveled to
Mother Africa, some for their first time to inspire,
educate and unite. Rarely if ever has such an enor-
mous and distinguished legislative body of this
kind gathered in the same place.
Well known figures were sighted all over
Senegal; Danny Glover and his lovely Brazilian
wife, Eilean and sons participated in theatres. Dr.
Julius Garvey, son of Marcus Garvey was among
the scholarly forum presenters. During opening
week, Haitian singer, Wyclef Jean wowed the
crowd. Senegalese native, and now Los Angeles
resident, Maria De Barros returned home to head-
line venues on the Island of Saint Louis. New
York born Jazz master the legendary, Randy M a M D Gov a so
Weston with his new biography and CD was
among the featured musicians. Elizabeth Bessem
Manga aka B6b6 Manga, a Cameroonian makossa
singer whose songs have been translated in 30 lan-
guages was a major performer during the Festival. Kine Lam renowned Senegalese singer
President of the Republic of Senegal, --A
Abdoulaye Wade was a leading organizer for this
Festival and is credited as designer of the
acclaimed and celebrated Monument of the .
African Renaissance. President Wade says "the
statue symbolizes Africa, reborn and reinvigorated,
after five centuries of slavery and colonialism."
Reaching the height of 164 feet, the African
Renaissance Monument located on an extinct vol- S I .- '--.
cano mound at the western most coastal tip of the iarIha Deant Peltl% oi theI' fwe'tn I1 or'1e 1' t
African continent is the world's largest statute. 11.Ahntic Ocean
Moussa Sy, the beloved Mayor of Ville de r ..'
Dakar in Parcelles Assainies received much praise
from various heads of state and citizens of
Parcelles Assainies for his enthusiastic support and Enjoying the pageant for Miss Parcelles Assainies
leadership in hosting their own annual festival as a Marsha Dean Phelts with Minister of Culture Dr.
Serigne Mamadou Bousso Leye and Mayor Moussa Sy
part of the world celebration. Minister of Culture
Dr. Serigne Mamadou Bousso Leye expressed his
wish, "that other mayors would follow the exam-
ple set by Mayor Moussa Sy to showcase the rich
legacy of Senegal's ethnic groups making culture
an engine of development." a
Day by day the fervor of participation acceler-
ated as hundreds of entertainers paraded in full
performance dress down the streets of the city to Babacar Mbaye, Ivory Jo Rosier and Aziz Mbaye at the
center stage of the municipal stadium. Sights of Place du Souvenirfor Theatre venues.
the procession were thrilling to on lookers. There
were carnivals, festivals, feasts, art shows, pag-
eants and numerous activities. The line-up of tal-
ented artists infectiously sang, danced, played Maty THIAMDogo the griot singer
music, modeled and entertained the audience from
10:30 in the evening until 6:00 in the morning.
Participants and guests ate from a common bowl
and were made to feel so at home and a part of the
family. What a homecoming, participants in the
3rd World Festival of Black Arts and Cultures were ,
all on a whirlwind Magic Carpet Ride in Dakar, U A
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language


In Parcelles Assainies, eighty year-old mas- I i
ter drummer Doudoundiaye Rose led the
opening act that featured the drum line and Talented Booty Shaker Seune SENE, griot, dancer,
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By: Lucius Gantt


The truth is an absolute defense! The truth is an
absolute defense!
I say that because America and the world seem to be up
in arms after the Arizona shooting that killed and/or
wounded several innocent persons.
A huge debate is going on about words by and about
politicians that may or may not have provoked the shoot-
ings. Most people have suggested that political rhetoric
should be toned down.
To me, it is not how loud a protester speaks to an elected official or non-violent
gathering of citizens, it is not how wicked the language is that is used and what is
said in person, on TV or on radio has no relevance whatsoever to a "Tea Party" or
other organization that thrives on bombastic comments by organization members.
I think liars on both sides of political debates are the ones responsible for upset-
ting people so much their anger results in unnecessary violence and bloodshed!
My condolences go out to all of the victims in Arizona. I am especially sorry
about what happened to the judge.
Reports indicate that the judge that was shot was truly an honorable officer of
the court.
It is very sad that a good judge was killed when biased, racist beasts in Black
robes get away with judicial injustice every day!
Much more so than political rhetoric, abuse of Constitutional rights, denial of
equal protection under the law, kangaroo courts masquerading as fair trials and
judges that conduct trials and hearings where the law means nothing if you can't
afford an expensive law firm cause far more frustration and outrage than any word
by politicians or political pundits or political protesters.
When revolutions break out anywhere in the world, some of the main targets of
the revolutionaries are the people that hold up and maintain corrupt political and
economic systems that exploit and oppress the masses of the people.
If you are reading this column, I don't care what city or state you live in if you
are Black you have a friend, neighbor or family member that has been over-prose-
cuted, wrongfully sentenced and wrongfully violated, in terms of probation, and to
serve time in jail or relinquish your hard earned homes and possessions by a biased
and/or insensitive judge that ignores the oaths of judicial officers, elected or
appointed, to insure that laws are followed..
If everybody in America was treated fairly, given equal opportunities to succeed,
given equal rights and justice and equal protection under federal, state and local
laws then and only then will people seek to create a community where we all can
sometimes disagree without being disagreeable.
I don't think you need to change or harness or limit political or governmental
debate. All we have to do is tell the truth in our political discussions, writings,
reports and news stories.
The truth is an absolute defense. Jesus loves the truth and we should too!


Lucius Gantt, ALL WORLD CONSULTANTS, Box 2071, Tallahassee, Florida
32316. 850-222-3475


By:Russ Handler

Beating The Working Woman Blues On a Budget

Tiffany Fluhme, CEO of Fluhme Beauty, and plastic surgery physician assistant,
doesn't believe women have to deny themselves to help balance the checkbook.
"Women are very good at denying themselves luxuries, as well as some necessities, in
order to make ends meet," said Fluhme, entrepreneur CEO of Fluhme, a Direct
Selling/Party Plan Cosmetics Company (www.fluhme.com). "The problem is, when a
woman cuts out key items of her beauty and wellness regimen -- makeup, skin care, her
gym membership, etc. it will definitely have an impact on how she feels about herself.
Her self-confidence can plummet and her sense of well-being can be negatively affected.
It can affect her job, her friendships and even her relationships. That's why I think it's
important for women to find ways to replace some of the more costly personal care activ-
ities with budget-conscious substitutes."
Fluhme believes that women who routinely take care of themselves, tend to feel more
confident and possess better self-esteem, which will reflect positively at work and at
home. Her tips for beauty and wellness on a budget include:
* Skincare One of the first things that people cut out when the recession hit was
spending money on cosmetic procedures like botox injections and high end anti-aging
creams. However, you absolutely don't have to spend a fortune on high-end skin care to
see results. There are over-the-counter products available that use very similar and just as
effective ingredients as those sold at the dermatologist's offices and plastic surgeon's
offices. When shopping for cosmetics online or from your local representative, look for
products that contain ingredients such as Retinol, Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin C, and
Matrixyl, and you'll see great results without the exorbitant cost.
* Makeup When using a great affordable skin care line, exceeding your budget
on your makeup is unnecessary. Radiant skin calls for light foundations and maybe a great
powder to complete your look. Try a great tinted moisturizer with an SPF and a mineral
pressed powder. And don't forget, a beautiful shade of lipstick or lip gloss is an instant
pick me up for your look and your mood. There are so many options when it comes to
makeup. I recommend never doing without, but spending top dollar on high end names
just isn't necessary.
* Working Out When the recession hit, many women eliminated their gym mem-
berships, but you don't need a gym to stay fit. Pop in a workout DVD, take a jog around
the block, or work out at home with a pair of dumbbells and a jumprope. Exercise releas-
es essential endorphins, which contribute to a great sense of well being.
"Confidence will always work in your favor, in every aspect of life," Fluhme added.
"When you let yourself go without the little things that can help boost your look and your
mood, the rest of your life suffers in little, but meaningful, ways. Sometimes that little
extra boost of energy and confidence can help you get noticed by your supervisors at
work, or by that new guy in accounting with the nice smile. Just because you have to cut
back on your expenses, it doesn't mean you have to cut back on your investment in your-
self. Getting through the rough economic times isn't just about the quality of your
income, but also about the quality of your life -- and you can have both."


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

GOLDEN ISLES ARTS AND HUMANITIES ASSOCIATION PRESENTS
THE IDIAT AND THE ODD-YSSEY: THE ADVENTURES OF ODYF-
FERUS THROUGH INTERNATIONAL GEORGIA Exhibit by St. Simons
photographer Harlan Hambright through January 29, 2011, The Historic Ritz
Theatre, Downtown Brunswick GIAHA: 262-6934, goldenislesarts.org
THE "JUST BECAUSE COMMUNITY BLOCK PARTY" by Mathew W.
Gilbert Middle School, 1424 Franklin Street, Jacksonville, Florida 32206.
Saturday January 29, 2011, 11:00 am till 5:00 p.m. For directions or information,
call: Sabrina B. McCullough 904-548-7786
EARLY LEARNING COALITION OF DUVAL. REGISTRATION EVENT
FOR FREE VOLUNTARY PRE-KINDERGARDEN, Saturday, January 29 -9
a.m. 1 p.m., 3 locations: Ed White High School, 1700 Old Middleburg Road-
Auditorium, Fletcher High School, 700 Seagate Avenue-Cafeteria, FSCJ-
Downtown, Advanced Technology Center, Corner of State St. and Pearl St.-
T140&T141.To find more information about VPK, or to find an enrollment in
your area, call 904-208-2044 or visit www.ChooseQualityChildCare.org
MATTHEW W. GILBERT JR./SR. HIGH SCHOOL ALUMNI COMMIT-
TEE is proud to announce its 13th annual Students/Teachers Grand Reunion
Celebration on January 28 & 29, 2011. Two exciting events will be held at the
Hyatt Riverwalk Hotel. Tickets are on sale now. No tickets sold at the door. For
more information please contact class leaders or Lydia Jackson-Bell at (904) 713-
0973.
FREE CHOLESTEROL & DIABETES SCREENING at 12:00 pm 5:00 pm
on February 2 at Winn-Dixie Pharmacy 2720 Blanding Blvd., Middleburg, FL-
Contact 800-713-3301
PHILADELPHIA BAPTIST CHURCH 5577 Moncrief Road on Sunday,
February 13, 2011, 6 o'clock PM. Hosting a night of fine arts at its best. Various
singers, dancers and poets of the city will be featured. For more information or to
donate, contact Brother Harold LeGree at 904/534.3467 or contact the
Philadelphia Baptist Church at 904/768.0161.
REDDI-ARTS AND GALLERY 1037: JACKSONVILLE CONSORTIUM


OF AFRICAN-AMERICAN ARTISTS. The exhibit will run until February
28th. Gallery hours are: Monday- -Friday 8:30 am-6:00 pm; Saturday 9:30 am-
6:00pm; Sunday 1:00 pm-5:00pm. For further information and any questions,
please contact Patty at (904) 398-3161 ext. 312. Gallery 1037 located inside
Reddi-Arts, 1037 Hendricks Avenue, Jacksonville, Florida 32207


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NATALIE PORTMAN AND ASHTON KUTCHER

RING IN THE VALENTINE'S SEASON
By Rych McCain, feedbackrych@sbcglobal.net and Facebook Celebrity Interviews


L to R_ Natalie Portman, Ashton Kutcher Photo by Dale Robinette for
Paramount Pictures.jpg


It may be the middle of
winter but the chill and the drea-
riness of the season is sure to heat
up and brighten up with the
release of the new Paramount
Pictures love inspiring comedy
"No Strings Attached." The
movie stars Natalie Portman as
Emma and Ashton Kutcher as
Adam who come together per an
agreement to be nothing other
than sex buddies with no emotion
attachment, commitments, jeal-
ousy or any of the other baggage
that goes with a real relationship.
Of course things don't go as
planned and Houston we have a
problem!
Portman has a com-
manding presence in this movie
which is no surprise considering
her body of work that has
stretched across many bound-
aries including her resent role in
the supernatural thriller "Black
Swan". Add to the fact that the
Israeli born beauty speaks
Hebrew, English and sports a BA
Degree in Psychology from
Harvard. Portman is a writer,
director and producer in her own
right via her production company
called 'Handsomecharlie Films"
which has produced several proj-
ects. Portman serves as an
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executive producer on "No
Strings Attached." Her co-star,
leading man Ashton Kutcher is
no slouch himself in the areas of
production as a co-founder of
"Katalyst," a studio for social
media, creating original digital
media, television and film prop-
erties that is based in LA and
New York. One of his company's
biggest hits was the MTV show
"Punk'd." Kutcher has also made
a name for himself via his TV
and movie success.
When questioned about
the subject of romance as it
relates to the film, Kutcher
explains, "I think that romance
sort of co-insides with effort. You
can fall flat on your face but as
long as you're making great
effort I think it comes off as
romantic. It can be something as
simple; like if you are someone
who doesn't cook, you make a
meal. It's anything that has a lit-
tle bit of vulnerability in it and
requires great effort."
How big of a role does
friendship play in a relationship
considering that the two charac-
ters in the movie were just sex
partners? Kutcher chimes in, "I
really think that whomever
you're with ultimately needs to
be your friend. All of the really


successful, happy relationships
that I know of, the people that are
together are friends anyway. I
don't know that sex always has to
have feelings but I think friend-
ship always does. So if you are
friends, you're going to have
feelings." What creates a mindset
where a woman will only sleep
with a man for nothing other than
sex that may or may not have
feelings? Portman offers this
analogy, "My character had this
incredible loss early on and
wanted to be this sort of pillar for
her family and didn't want to get
hurt. I think most women know
someone like this or have been
like this themselves. They know
what happens that leads you to a
point where you're not even
looking for intimacy anymore;
you're just looking for the physi-
cal side and not the emotional
side. Something breaks a little bit
before you get to that point."
Despite the philosophical, moral
or psychological conjectures
throughout the movie, it still has
the laughs with the serious side
to enjoy for you Valentine lovers
out there!


Image Awards:
The upcoming 42nd Annual
NAACP Image Awards nominations
were announced last Wednesday from
the Paley Center For Media in Beverly
Hills. Making the announcements were
actresses Kimberly Elise and Sanaa
Lathan, actor/rapper Curtis "50 Cent"
Jackson, singer/songwriter Smokey
Robinson, actor Columbus Short and
actor/comedian Afton Crockett. They
were joined by NAACP Image Awards
Chairperson Clayola Brown and the
show's Executive Producer Vic
Bulluck. The two-hour extravaganza
will air live, Friday, 8-10 PM ET/PT
tape-delayed, on FOX-TV. For a com-
plete list of the nominations go to
www.naacpimageawards.net.
TV:
Nine overweight couple will
compete to see who can lose the most
weight and win the wedding of their
dreams on The CW's new reality show
"Shedding For The Wedding." The
series, hosted by Sara Rue, will pre-
miere Wed, Feb 23, 2011, 9-1- PM ET
immediately following the cycle 16
premiere of "America's Next top
Model." To meet the couples, go to
www.cwtv.com/show/shedding-for-the-
wedding.
Music:
Superstar Music and Events
Promoter Rudy Esquivel, President of
G&R Entertainment presented a private
event over the weekend titled "Heroes
In The Shadows" to honor the men and
women serving in the military and their
families. The occasion, hosted by side-
spitting comic Gilbert Esquivel took
place in the master ballroom of the
elegant Sportsman's Lodge in Studio
City, CA.. Famed PA & Lighting
Director Phil Reyes engineered the
sound while mega funk groups The
Dazz Band and Lakeside each burned
on their respective sets smoking the hits
and keeping the crowd on their feet!
MLKing Day In LA:
Of course, the annual Kingdom
Day Parade and after Festival in
Leimert Park happened on Monday.


Also taking place was "The Global
Initiative For Peace" luncheon at the
beautiful Taglyan Cultural Complex in
Hollywood. Cali Congresswoman
Karen Bass; Cali Sec. of State Debra
Bowen; Cali Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris
and Dr. Hong Becon Rhee were hon-
ored. Retired U.S. Congresswoman,
The Hon. Diane E. Watson served as
chair of the event which was well
attended by the Who's who of the local,
county, state and national political
world.
Movies:
What's The Matter With
Kansas? Tallgrass Films. A documen-
tary based on the best selling book
"What's The Matter With Kansas" by
Thomas Frank. Directed by Joe
Winston. Produced by Laura Cohen and
Joe Winston. This documentary gives a
good look at the people in the State of
Kansas who seriously differentiate and
emphasize the separation of church and
state. Their staunch position on issues
like abortion, undocumented immigra-
tion and racial intolerance is what gave
rise to the Tea Party. It is a clear exam-
ple of "praise the Lord and pass the
ammunition!" This is available on
DVD. No Strings Attached; Paramount
Pictures, Spyglass Entertainment and
Imagine Entertainment. Starring
Natalie Portman, Ashton Kutcher,
Kevin Kline and Cary Elwes. Directed
by Ivan Reitman. Story by Mike
Samonek and Elizabeth Meriwether.
Screenplay by Elizabeth Meriweather.
Produced by Ivan Reitman, Joe
Medjuck and Jeffery Clifford. After
having had bad experiences with past
lovers, Adam (Kutcher) and Emma
(Portman) mutually agree to be just sex
partners with no personal relationship
and all of the emotions etc, that comes
with it. This starts off well and good but
soon the plan goes awry. This is a cute
Valentine's Day love inspiring offering.
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Who Will Get The Walter Payton NFL Man-Of-The-Year Award 2011?

Post Super Bowl XLV
. s uft ia~ ~ I Researchedfor The Florida Star I


SThe Walter Payton Man of the Year
award is given annually by the National
Football League honoring a player's volun-
Steer and charity work, as well as his excel-
lence on the field. Prior to 1999, it was
called simply the NFL Man of the Year
Award. Shortly after Chicago Bears run-
ning back Walter Payton died (having been
the 1977 recipient himself), the award was
renamed to honor his legacy as both a great
player and a humanitarian.
Each year, a winner is selected from 32
nominees from the 32 different teams. A
Walter Payton panel of judges, which includes the
S Commissioner of the NFL, Connie Payton
(widow of Walter Payton), the previous
Syear's winner, and a number of former
J players, selects the winner of the award.
S. p The Man of the Year winner receives a
S. $25,000 donation in his name to a charity
*N of his choice. The other 31 finalists also
Receive donations in their name of $1,000
S' each to charities of their choice.
Brian Waters, Kansas City Chiefs
Guard, received The Walter Payton Man-
Sof-the-year Award last year.
49ers' linebacker Takeo Spikes is nom-
s linated for the award this year.
Walter Payton Over the top.

The Jacksonville Giants

Still has a "No Loss" Season

The Savannah Storm(9-3) have lost three
Games this year all defeats by the
l Jacksonville Giants. The Giants defeated
the Storm Saturday 164-128 at Savannah
.30 High School.
In the game the first quarter was
close (34-33). The second quarter saw
lk .. lii Jacksonville score 26 points before
Savannah scored a point-the Storm
played hard but could not recover from the defecit.
Savannah Head Coach, Patricia Huisinga, stated, "We knew we were in for a battle
against the undefeated Giants and we were excited to face them at home. Unfortunately,
we lost our big guy, Sherard Reddick to injury and were without another post player,
Bernard Dixon, but we never backed down. Lacking matching size, we threw a small,
fast line up against them and outrun them. We did a good job fighting back in the third
quarter, but couldn't quite close in on them in the end. The final score definitely does not
Shaq's New Lady depict the effort and the heart that the
Storm displayed. Before leaving the gym,
I met with Jacksonville Giants Head
Coach, Kevin Waters. Coach Waters
praised the Storm, stating "the Storm is a
great team, they showed lots of energy,
and they provided good competition."
I But, the Giants played harder and still
S. .remains undefeated this season.


super Iowl ALLV will oe tme 43m annual eattion of tme super Bowl in American foowlall, ana tne
41st annual championship game of the modern-era National Football League (NFL). The game, to
be played on February 6, 2011, will pit the AFC champion Pittsburgh Steelers against the NFC
champion Green Bay Packers to decide the NFL champion for the 2010 season. The game will be
held at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas, the first time that the Super Bowl will be held in the
Dallas-Fort Worth area; and the third time it will be held in Texas (Houston was the host city to
Super Bowls VIII and XXXVIII).

Mike Tomlin, Head Coach for the Pittsburg
Steelers Another Coaching Legend?
"I don't care whose players I use," Tomlin said
No one dealt with more controversy and adversity this
season than Steelers' coach Mike Tomlin. According to
Critics, Tomlin shouldn't get credit for the Super Bowl
XL victory, because he did it with "Bill Cowher's play-
ers." After Cowher retired as the Steelers coach, Tomlin,
who was the defensive coordinator for the Minnesota
Vikings, was hired to replace him. In a pre-game inter-
view before his Steelers sent the New York Jets packing,
Tomlin responded the only way he knew how to respond:
"I don't care whose players I use," Tomlin said.
The Steelers coach could have added several things his
critics seem to have missed. Coaches now considered leg-
ends won championships with other coaches' players.
Vincent Thomas Lombardi was the defensive coordinator for the New York Giants
before taking over as head coach of the Green Bay Packers team in 1959. Lombardi got
his squad to the NFL championship game in 1960, where they lost a close one to the
Philadelphia Eagles. Lombardi's teams then won NFL championships in 1961, 1962 and
1965-1967. The Packers under Lombardi also won the first two Super Bowls.
Many players like Bart Starr, Jerry Kramer, Paul Hornung and Jim Taylor were on the
team before Lombardi took over as head coach. When Lombardi led his Packers to that
first NFL championship a 37-0 thumping of the New York Giants there was not one
criticism that he'd won his title using the previous coach's players. Don Shula, another
NFL coaching legend, took over as head coach of the Miami Dolphins in 1970. Again,
after the Dolphins went 17-0 in the 1972 season, there was no criticism of Shula for
doing it with his predecessor's players.
Who knows what motivates the criticism of Tomlin. (There might be a racist motive
behind it.) Whatever the motive, Tomlin's critics overlook his other achievements such
as him being the youngest coach to win a Super Bowl; In only four seasons, he has led
his team to two Super Bowl appearances; He is one of the few to win a championship in
only his second year as a head coach.
Is the criticism of Tomlin valid or just racist driven? You be the judge.


NBA star Shaquille O'Neal was spot-
ted in New York City with his new girl-
friend Nikki Alexander...a/k/a Hoopz. The
couple have reportedly been dating for
months, and are quite serious.
O'Neal married Shaunie Nelson in
2002. The couple have four children and
Nelson has one child from a previous rela-
tionship. O'Neal also has a daughter from
a previous relationship, making him the
biological father of five, and the former
stepfather of one.
In 2007, O'Neal filed for divorce from
his wife Shaunie in a Miami-Dade Circuit
court. Shaunie later said that the couple
had gotten back together and that the
divorce was withdrawn. However, on
November 10, 2009, Shaunie filed an
intent to divorce, citing irreconcilable dif-
ferences.
Lately, Shaq seems head over heels for
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Philadelphia Eagles' Pro Bowl quarterback
Michael Vick. This will be the first paid
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prison. Unequal Technologies is a provider
of the football pads Vick wore most of last
season.
Vick was given a second chance to play
in the NFL. Chief executive officer Rob Vito
said, "Michael is good people. He paid his
dues and he deserves an opportunity. This is
what makes America so great." President
Obama also reached out to him.


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Set to Register Students



Duval County Supervisor of Elections office partners with
local high schools, colleges and universities to register students
in the 2011 Countywide Student Voter Registration Drive. This
year's drive is a three day event scheduled for Tuesday, February
1st through Thursday, February 3rd.
Over 56 public and private high schools, colleges and uni-
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Thanks to school officials working with the Supervisor of
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periods and even after school.
The State of Florida has modified the voter registration law
which allows 16 year olds who have a valid Florida Driver's
License or Florida Identification Card to pre-register. "Introducing
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Last year's Countywide Student Voter Registration Drive
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lived in various cities in the US and lived in Naples, Italy as he served his country. In 1955, she and Martin bought a home in Bucks County, PA. There she returned to
her pursuit of a nursing career, which she had started at the old Brewster Hospital nursing program in Jacksonville. She became a Licensed Practical Nurse and retired from
that career at Lower Bucks Hospital in 1986. However, she continued to volunteer at that same hospital on a weekly basis until she moved back to Jacksonville.
While living in Pennsylvania, Luressa and Martin were active members of Bethel AME Church in Bristol, PA for over forty years. Luressa served as a stewardess, mis-
sionary, and as President of the Usher Board. After 53 years of marriage, the Lord called Martin to his heavenly home in 2000. Luressa and Suzan returned "home" to
Jacksonville in 2005. She is currently a faithful member and stewardess at Mt. Zion UMC church, where Rev. Georgia Gaston is the Pastor.
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Annual Rainbow Tea Celebration -Job corp Brunswick
Sunday was a soulful day at Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church in Brunswick,
Rev. Todd Rhodes, Sr., pastor.
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JANUARY 29, 2011


viartin Lutner King

III Inspires FAMU to

Keep King's Dream

Alive

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. Martin
Luther King III, the son of civil rights ac-
tivist Martin Luther King Jr., honored his
father's legacy today as the keynote
speaker for the Martin Luther King Con-
vocation at Florida A&M University
(FAMU).
Touching on issues related
to poverty, race and healthcare, King
said we have not made enough
changes in terms of race, but we have
made significant progress.
"When we look at poverty
we made almost no progress," said
King. "Forty-five million people liv-
ing in poverty. Last year, one million
people lost their houses because of
foreclosure. Another 1.5 million
were filed; almost three million fore-
closures were filed last year. This
year another 1.2 million are pro-
jected to lose their houses. We need
to have a moratorium on foreclo-
sures. People do not need to lose
their houses in America, a nation that
is wealthy."
King argued that everyone
in America deserves healthcare,
pointing out that there is something
wrong when there are individuals
voting against the healthcare reform
bill when they have the best health-
care.
"We are an interesting nation;
we are a nation that consistently function
inconsistently," said King. "We preach
peace but we practice war. You can't
preach peace but continue to practice
war."
King continued stating that his
father operated off the power of love. In-
forming that "we must love our family,


OUI LUnnuUIII y III Ly ll ll UIaV tlC IUV Vu
God."
"My dad loved people, it did not
matter who you were," said King. "But
he certainly loved those who were suf-
fering no matter what ethnicity they were
and we need that kind of love today in the
world."
King encouraged everyone to
learn how to appreciate life, referring
back to a saying that his father often
stated, "It is either nonviolence or nonex-
istence."
"Mankind can swim to sea like
fish and fly through skies like birds, but


with all of our technological advances we
still have not mastered the basic concept
of getting along with our brothers and sis-
ters," said King.
King ended by telling students
no matter how difficult it may be they
must continue their path of education,
and to love one another.
"Today's convocation was a
great event," said Inita Knox, a sopho-
more student from Palm Beach, Fla. "It


WiaS ianll OIUII t llitaVu IVliAitilll ULUlll Il1uig
III to come and speak to the student body,
as well as the community, giving us
words of encouragement, so we can con-
tinue to serve our community and serve
each other."
Following King's speech, Am-
mons awarded Reamonn Soto, a senior
physics student from Tallahassee, Fla.,
the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Student
Leadership Award for getting more than
3,500 students registered to vote in the
Tallahassee and Leon County areas. Rev.
Dr. Henry M. Steele, the son of civil
rights activist C.K. Steele, received the


Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Leadership
Award for his role as a human right ad-
vocate and community activist. Athena
Griffith, a senior business administration
student from Jacksonville, Fla. and the
president of the Program Action Activi-
ties Council (PAAC), accepted the Dr.
Martin Luther King Jr. Organization
Leadership Award on behalf of PAAC.
The organization delivered 375 toys to
the Boys and Girls Clubs in New Orleans


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"I'm humbled by the gesture as
well as honored," said the Rev. Henry M.
Steele. "When I first learned of the event
(Martin Luther King Convocation), I was
awestruck for the fact that Martin Luther
King III was the speaker. I was taken
back to a time when his parents would
come and visit my family in Tallahassee.
I would just sit at the dinner table listen-
ing to their words. This is truly a mean-
ingful award after 51 years when we were
involved in the lunch counter sit-in. It
feels good to be recognized for it."
FAMU's band and concert choir
opened the ceremony with the selection
"Holy, Holy, Holy" before the Rev.
James Hunt, director of FAMU's Cam-
pus Ministry, gave the invocation.
David Jackson, chair of FAMU
Department of History, reminded the
audience that King provided a voice for
those without one.
"Let us also remember not to
become complacent and to strive to be
the best that we can be at this hour,"
said Jackson. "That is what Dr. King
did, and that is what he would want us
all to do today; that's our call to action."
President James H. Ammons
welcomed King highlighting his advo-
cacy, humanity and accomplishments.

"We are honored to have with us Mar-
tin Luther King III, president and
chief executive officer of the Martin
Luther King Jr. Center for Nonvio-
lence Social Change, a human rights
advocate and community activist,"
said Ammons. "Mr. King is the first
to carryout the legacy of his parents. His
work has propelled him to the forefront
as one of the nation's most ardent advo-
cates for the poor, oppressed and disillu-
sioned. Throughout the 1990s, King
continued to fight for justice and has led
protests against the bias digital divide in
the fields of technology and has spoken
to the United Nations on the behalf of
individuals living with the challenges of
AIDS."


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SENATOR ANTHONY C. TONYY" HILL BRINGS
FORMER TRACK STAR REGGIE MCAFEE TO
HIGHLANDS MIDDLE SCHOOL TO SPEAK WITH
TRACK AND CROSS/COUNTY TEAM MEMBERS


Senator Tony Hill arranged for former Track Star Reggie
McAfee to meet with members of Highlands Middle School's Track
Team on Thursday, January 20, 2011. Reggie McAfee, as a runner for
the University of North Carolina, on May 12, 1973, ran the mile in
3.57.8, thus becoming the first African American to break the four-
minute barrier, His accomplishment also erased a stereotype in which
most people thought African Americans were only sprinters. McAfee
says about the stereotype "I just never bought into that."
Mr. McAfee spoke to the students about character and how im-
portant it is, about being good students and staying in school. The stu-
dents were very receptive to his comments and happy to meet a person
who made the kind of accomplishments he has made. He told them
about his high school record which held for 32 years.
Mr. McAfee gave out twenty-six (26) pairs of running shoes to
members of the track and cross/country teams from the Mizuno Run-
ning Company which he is affiliated with.
Reggie McAfee is the Founder and Executive Director of
Cross-Country for Youth, located in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Senator Hill stated that he was proud to meet, know and have
the opportunity to bring such a person to Jacksonville and Highlands


Middle School.
Landon Middle Student Wins the 2011
Duval County Spelling Bee
Jacksonville, FL-Ashlie Malone, a
sixth-grade student at Julia Landon Middle,
won the 2011 Duval County Spelling Bee
held last night at Mandarin Middle School.
The contest lasted 35 rounds and the stu-
dents spelled over 200 words. Ashlie won
by spelling the word "kavya" correctly.
Ashley Barron, an eighth-grader at
James Weldon Johnson Middle, took fifth
place in the competition.
Twenty-one elementary and middle
school students from 14 public and seven
private schools competed for the right to


represent Duval County in The Florida
Times-Union Regional Spelling Bee. The
regional competition is scheduled for Sat-
urday, February 19 at the Main Branch of
the Jacksonville Public Library.
The winner of the regional bee will
advance to compete in the national
spelling bee, scheduled at the end of May
in Washington, D.C.
Jill Lively, a DCPS elementary
school teacher, served as the spelling bee
coordinator. The pronouncer was Robyn
White, a teacher at Chimney Lakes Ele-
mentary, and the head judge was Tim Bal-
lentine, DCPS executive director of


instructional research and accountability.
The Duval County Spelling Bee is
sponsored by The Florida Times-Union,
and is conducted according to the contest
rules of the Scripps Howard National
Spelling Bee.
Duval County Public Schools oper-
ates 172 schools and serves approxi-
mately 123,000 students. The school
district is committed to providing high qual-
ity educational opportunities that will in-
spire all students to acquire and use the
knowledge and skills needed to succeed in
a global economy, and culturally diverse
world.


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Babysitter Put Dead
Infant in Backyard Cooler


Police in Volusia County, Fl. found the
body of a missing child Monday inside a
cooler in a back yard.
Authorities discovered the whereabouts
of the body after interviewing 7-month-old
Ja-Veon Brushan's baby sitter, Carolyn
Miller. The body was found around noon at
a home in the 500 block of South Deleon
Avenue. Police have since notified the
child's family.
According to Miller's police statement,
several days prior to Brushan's death she
had fallen asleep while babysitting. When
she awoke, she found that the the baby was
dead. Police said she told them that instead of calling 911, she put his body in a cooler
and placed it outside.
According to the baby's mother, 21-year-old Janelle Richardson, she left Ja-Veon
with Miller on Thursday. When the mother was not able to reach Miller by phone for
several days in a row, both Miller and the child were reported missing.
Miller was found around 10 a.m. Monday at the Gibson's Apartments. Police said
when they first asked Miller about Ja-Veon, she denied knowing anything, but then ad-
mitted to what happened.
The child's mother told police that Miller stopped by Thursday to pick up diapers
and milk, but she did not have the baby with her, telling the mother that she left him with
her boyfriend. Richardson said she did not call police until Sunday because Miller has
never gone missing before.
Police said they have not established a motive or cause of death, but charges against


Teen Stabs Teacher with Comb


Things got hairy in a New York City high school class-
room Friday when a 13-year-old attacked her teacher with a
(' comb when he would not allow her to leave the room.
Antwanise Richardson was arrested for stabbing the
teacher repeatedly in the hand with the comb after Richard-
son had bolted to the classroom door to open it for a friend.
According to the students who witnesses the incident, the
Antwanise Richardson teacher, Souleymane Seydi, pushed Richardson as he tried to
stop her from approaching the door and was stabbed in the en-
suing scuffle. Richardson was later charged with felony assault.


Alleged Baby Kidnapper Held
Without Bail

The woman who
stands accused of snatch-
ing Carlina White as an
infant 23 years ago is
i o being held without bail
on kidnapping charges
Monday in federal court
in Manhattan.
49-year-old Ann
Pettway turned herself
over to the FBI Saturday,
saying that she was "truly
Sorry" for the misery she
caused White's family.
Ann Pettway According to police
reports, Pettway had suf-
fered several miscarriages and had convinced herself that
she would never become a mother. In desperation, she
posed as a nurse and took a feverish White from her par-
ents and then pretended to take her in for treatment.When
Pettway exited the hospital with the 19-day-old baby, she
took a train to Bridgeport. Pettway then managed to con-
vince friends and family that she had actually given birth
to the stolen child.
Pettway gave White the name Nejdra Nance and
raised her along with her natural son. Despite several
failed attempts at producing a fake birth certificate, no
one questioned Pettway about White -- not even family
members.
Pettway looked defeated and downcast as she was ar-
raigned. She did not enter a plea and was ordered held
without bail.
If convicted, Pettway faces a maximum sentence of
life in prison and a minimum sentence of 20 years in
prison.








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DOMESTIC BATTERY A po-
lice officer was dispatched to 1585
W. 31 St. in Jacksonville in refer-
ence to an unidentified 911 call.

Upon arrival, the dis-
patched officer met up with another
officer who was already on the
scene and had been outside of the
home listening to a domestic dis-


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turbance take place.

They informed the newly
arrived officer that they had heard an adult male slap the female victim
that was inside the residence. The officer had heard the male say to the
woman, "Now are you gonna tell them crackers I hit you in the face?"
before slapping her hard again, sending the woman screaming.

The dispatched officer could hear the man arguing with the
woman then heard someone come to the front door. The other officer
went to the back door of the resi-
dence and was confronted by the
suspect, who would not comply
when told to get on the ground. The
dispatched officer went to assist
and was confronted by the victim
and her daughter, who were trying
to get both officers to leave the res-
idence. When the suspect ran back
into the house, the two women
blocked the officers' pursuit of him
and continued to protect him when
he came back outside.

The officers shouted out to the women to get out of the way.
They would not comply and the suspect still would not get on the
ground. One officer deployed his taser at the suspect and missed, but the
other officer was successful. The suspect then jumped up and ran back
into the house before finally complying.

The victim refused to cooperate with the investigation and would state
only that the suspect did not hit her.


Pay attention on the site.
The tools and materials in a construction job can be worth millions of dol-
lars. Safeguarding these valuables will help keep costs down and reduce de-
lays and headaches.

Transporting Your Tools

* Install an anti-theft device on the steering wheel of your vehicle. In ad-
dition install and use alarm system on your vehicle.

* Do not leave valuables or tools in plain view.

* Never leave your vehicle running.

* Lock all doors of the vehicle.

* Never start to load your vehicle with tools until you are ready to leave the
area.

Tips for Construction Workers

* Safeguard your tools in a metal tackle box secured with impervious locks.

* Never leave your tackle box unlocked.

* If at all possible keep your tackle boxes closed.

* Don't trust your co-worker to watch your expensive tools.

* Label your tools with an engraving pen or other permanent marking.

* Record all serial numbers of your tools.

* Report any suspicious person walking on the site to supervisor or site
manager then contact the police.

Promoting safety on construction sites is the responsibility of the head fore-
men, workers, security, contractor and supervisors everyone has to take
part. An important part of everyone's job is to be alert, use common sense,
and prevent unnecessary accidents on the work site.


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Georgia Man Dies

After Killing Ex-

Wife
Police are investigating the mur-
der of a 60-year-old woman and the
subsequent death of her killer.
According to Walton County au-
thorities, 52-year-old Robert Cook
was staying with his ex-wife, 60-year-
old Judy Clay, when Cook strangled
her with an electrical cord.
Cook's remains had been found at a relative's home when police attempted to
notify the ex-wife. When they arrived at her home, they found her body decomposing
inside.
A coroner's report had not yet been released on Cook's death and both deaths are
currently under investigation. Investigators are unsure as to whether Cook took his own
life or died accidentally.


Man Jailed for Stabbing Pet

Dog 26 Times

A Fort Pierce man found himself behind bars Fri-
day after he was discovered to have stabbed his dog 26
times.
According to the St. Lucie County Sheriff's Of-
fice, Joseph Grady Barker said that the cruel act was
prompted by the dog's incessant barking.
He told investigators that he paid a friend $20 to
drive him and the pit bull to a canal. Once there, he al-
legedly struck the 3-year-old canine on the head several
times with a tire iron and tossed him into the canal. After
seeing the dog was still alive, Barker allegedly recaptured
him and repeatedly stabbed him in the neck.
It was a family member of Barker's who found the
dog's body and contacted police.
35-year-old Barker was charged with animal cruelty.


Cop Videotaped Punching Handcuffed

Man
A Jacksonville man and his attorney are accusing
a police officer of police brutality in December of
2009 and they claim to have proof.
Chester Hall filed a claim against Officer Ronald
Jackson, alleging that Jackson was a "bad cop" who
should be removed from the police force altogether.
According to records, Jackson had been suspended
once last year and is currently under investigation
over a previous unrelated incident.
Hall said Jackson should be off the force because,
as is seen on surveillance video released Monday by
Hall's attorney, when Hall was arrested just more
Hall and Officer Jackson than a year ago, he said Jackson slugged him in the
chin while his hands were cuffed behind his back,
nearly knocking Hall into a moving police van.
Police say that Hall had been intoxicated and did not strike him, using a dis-
traction technique instead. JSO investigated the incident and found no problem with
Jackson's behavior.


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Two Officers Down in Fatal

Shootout

Two St. Petersburg police officers were shot and killed
in a shootout on the south side of the city.
According to authorities, Officers Tom Baitinger and
Jeffrey Yaslowitz died from injuries sustained when they came
to a house searching for aggravated battery suspect Hydra Lacy,
who is reportedly the brother of championship boxer Jeff Lacy.
Police were at the home to interview a woman with ties
to Lacy and did not expect the suspect to be there at the time.
Lacy, who had been hiding in the attic, came down and opened
fire on the officers. During the initial confrontation, a U.S.
Marshals agent and one police officer were shot. Backup offi-
cers went in and managed to pull the two wounded men out,
but a member of the backup group -- another St. Petersburg Po-
lice officer -- was shot in the attic.
That officer reportedly continued to engage with the
suspect while a tactical team was able to punch a hole into the
building with an armored vehicle and pull the officer out.
The woman inside the house at the time was not injured.


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MISN ESN


Name: Shaniqua Brown
Age: 17 Height: 5'8"
Weight: 1201bs
Last seen 11/16/10. May be in
Winter Haven or Orlanda, Fl.


Name: Brianna Caldwell
Age: 16 Height: 5'5"
Weight: 1301bs
Last seen 12/30/10. Believed to be
in North Lauderdale, Fl.


Name: Rachel Coleman-Cruz Name: Sharniece Davis
Age: 17 Height: 5'8" Age: 17 Height: 5'7"
Weight: 1451bs Weight: 1251bs
Last seen 10/23/10. Has a tattoos Last seen 08/29/10 with blonde
on both arms. May travel to New hair highlights. May go by
Port Richey, Fl. Shaniece or Tiana.


Name: Alexis Dukes-Jones
Age: 15 Height: 4'8"
Weight: 1071bs
Last seen 05/18/10. Has pierced
ears and may be in Stone Moun-
tain, Ga.


IU E CI N S


Police say 5 teenagers ransacked a woman's home and
allegedly stole a 42-inch television, DVD players, a lap-
top and jewelry. Also missing ... two urns, which they
told police they thought contained cocaine or heroin.
Turns out the stuff they put up their noses was actually
the remains of two Great Danes and the homeowner's
deceased father.


Gainsville police reported that Tarvares Lamar Dorwell
tossed a duffel bag out of his car when they were trying
to pull him over during a traffic stop. During a high
speed chase, police say Dorwell threw the bag out the
window. Inside, officers say they found Dorwell's wal-
let and ID, 40 grams of pot, ecstasy, a scale and cash. He
now faces several drug-related charges.


Name: Charlene Lawton
Age: 21
Offense: Criminal Access.


Name: Joshua Roach
Age: 22
Offense:" Sai nf Mrii-innn


Age: 30
Offense: Grand Theft


Name: Reshad Medlock
Age: 29
Offense: Batterv. Theft


Name: James Crooms Name: Edward Harn
Age: 41 Age: 45
Offense: Cnntemnt nf Conrt Offense: Smueeline


Name: Michael Arline
Offense: Lewd Assault


Name: Jasper Armwood
Offense: Lewd w/Child


Name: Bobby Akins
Offense: Incest


name: irisn Auams
Offense: Assault


Name: Steinberg Aladin
Offense: Robbery


Name: Latoya Aiken
Offense: Sale of Cocaine


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