<%BANNER%>

Florida star


PAGE 1

He started his career as a gospel artist and eventually formed his own R&B group. Born in Blackville, South Carolina, Marvin Sease, 64, was a southern soul performer known for his sexually explicit songs on the socalled southern chittlin circuit. Sease died on Tuesday, February 8 at the age of 64, in Vicksburg, Miss. Seases biggest hit was the 1987 song, Candylicker.Ž According to reports, this almost single-entendre celebration of sex became a smash hit, and Sease took its title as his professional nickname. In the 1970s African American communities were devastated by the closing and reconfiguration of its high schools. In 2011 these same communities are once again facing a possible blow> The Florida Department of Education is requiring Duval County Public Schools to select an Intervene Option of closure, Charter or Education Management Organization solely on the basis of FCAT. Georgia made positive gains on the 2010 Georgia High School Writing Test. Ninety-four percent of all students met or exceeded the standard for the test, a five percentage point increase from 89 percent in 2009. Since the inception of the Georgia High School Writing Test as a GPS-based test in 2007, the percent of all students meeting or exceeding the standard for the test has increased by six percentage points from 88% in 2007 to 94% in 2010. As a concerned citizens, shouldnt we be looking at states that are using a test that works for us to follow? We need fair grading in Florida. Dont let the system take away our right to really be educated. Aretha Franklin, has been ill but says she is doing fine as she prepares to receive a star-studded tribute during the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards. Scheduled are some of the top female singers today to pay tribute to The Queen of Soul. The event will be televised internationally and digitally live from Los Angeles on February 13 at 8:00 p.m. EST. Those who will be there for her are Jennifer Hudson who will join gospel diva and radio personality, Yolanda Adams, country superstar Martin McBridge, London rocker Florence Welch of Florence + The Machine, and Christina Aguilera for a musical tribute to Ms. Franklin. Aretha Franklin is a 18-time Grammy Award winner and is currently up for another trophy this year with Ronald Isley on the duet, Youve Got A Friend.Ž Because of her illness, she will not attend the ceremony but will appear via video and will be at home watching. It is rumored that Whitney Houston will appear. by: Clara McLaughlin, The Florida StarIt started on January 10, 2011, when Michelle McCoy, left home and told her twin sister that she felt fear and requested she call her later. Her sister followed through but Michelle never answered her telephone. The family stated, according to reports, that after a few days and not hearing from Michelle, they reported her missing. It was also learned that a witness said that on the night of January 10, he saw Michelle being forced into a silver or grey mini-van, and called 911. He also attempted to follow the van but lost contact. An officer from the Sheriffs Office did come to investigate the callers report but did find, according to reports, information that made him feel she was actually not in danger since the family did not provide a name of the person she was going to meet, that caused her fear. The family became more concern and placed flyers around the area and reported her missing on January 28. MAD DADS and other me mbers of the community joined together to search for Michelle and on February 4, 2011, Michelles remains were found in an area that The Florida Star was tol d, belonged to members of the Thompson family. The Florida Star was also told that Michelle and Larry had a romantic relationship, despite the difference in age. In fact, Thompson family members advised The Star that Larry was very proud of his relationship with Michelle and told them that he was providing financial support to Miche lle, and other On February 8, the President met with members off the National Policy Alliance (NPA) to discuss a variety of issues including his vision for America to win the future by outinnovating, out-educating, and out-building global competitors while balancing our nations budget and reforming our government. The President and the participants at the meeting yyy0vjghnqtkfcuvct0eqo Nqqmkpi"hqt"ewuvqogtu"vq"rcvtqpk|g"{qwt dwukpguu"qt"wvknk|g"{qwt"ugtxkeguA"Kh"{qw cpuygtgf"[GU."vjgp"{qw"pggf"vq"rnceg"cp"cf kp"Vjg"Hnqtkfc"qt"Igqtikc"Uvct#""ECNN ;261988/::56"vq"rnceg"{qwt"cf"VQFC[## Check, Money Order, Or Credit Cards Accepted PQTVJGCUV"HNQTKFC‘U"QNFGUV."NCTIGUV."OQUV"TGCF"CHTKECP"COGTKECP"QYPGF"PGYURCRGT K P U K F G Editorial....................A-2 Church....................A-3 Lifestyle..................A-4 State-National..................A-5 Entertainment..............A-6 Prep Rap..................B-5 & 6 Local.....................B-1 Columns...................B-2 Sports....................B-4 Did You Hear?.............B-3 Classified & Business... B-7 Rtguqtvgf"Uvcpfctf W0U0"Rquvcig"Rckf Lcemuqpxknng."HN Rgtokv""Pq0"5839 HGDTWCT["34/"HGDTWCT["3:."4233 """""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""" XQN0"82"PQ0"64 """""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""72" EGPVU Cp"Cyctf Ykppkpi Rwdnkecvkqp. ugtxkpi"{qw ukpeg"3;730" Tcvgf"‰C“"d{ vjg"Dgvvgt Dwukpguu"Dwtgcw Ykuj"vq"ikxg"wu"c"Pgyu"Uvqt{A Ecnn"*;26+"988/::56"qt"Ugpf"kv"vq< kphqBvjghnqtkfcuvct0eqo Tgcf" Vjg"Hnqtkfc cpf"Igqtikc"Uvct Pgyurcrgtu0 Nkuvgp vq"KORCEV Tcfkq"Vcnm"Ujqy0YYY0vjghnqtkfcuvct0eqoStill the peoples choice, striving to make a difference. Cant Get to the Store Have The Star Delivered Vjg"Hnqtkfc"Uvct R0"Q0"Dqz"6284; Lcemuqpxknng."HN"54425 Vjg"Hnqtkfc"Uvct. Vjg""Igqtikc"Uvct# Korcev"Tcfkq 32705"("CO3582 *;26+"988/::56 Ect"cpf"Vtwem"Ujqy"/";26/988/::56 Octxkp"Ugcug."vjg"‰Ecpf{nkemgt“"fkgu Okejgnng"fkgu"qh"owtfgt."Nctt{"eqookvu"uwkekfg Yjgtg"ku"vjg"Oqpg{"hqt"DncemuA HTGG"VKEMGVU Uqwvjgtp"Yqogp"/Ugg""D/3"cpf"D/8 Urqtvu"/"Ugg"Rcig"D/6 Nctt{"Vjqoruqp."74."Cdfwevkqp """""Xkgy"qh" Gkijvj"Uvtggv."dnqemgf"qhh0 """"""Photo by FMPowell3 Okejgnng"OeEq{."42.""owtfgtgf Uwurgev Rtgukfgpv"cpf"Pcvkqpcn"Rqnke{"Cnnkcpeg Ctgvjc"Htcpmnkp/Jqpqtgf"cv"vjg"Itcoo{ Ctgvjc"Htcpmnkp SEE and COMPARE new 2011 models and some 2012 previews all under one roof! ITS ELECTRIC „ see the Chevy Volt, and the Nissan LEAF! TEST DRIVE 2011 GMCs, Chevys, and Buicks! HOT EXOTICS Bentley, Rolls Royce, and Lamborghini! Classic CORVETTES 2011 CHEVY VOLT NISSAN LEAF LAMBORGHINIGALLARDOSPYDERPRIME OSBORN CONVENTION CENTER FEB 18-20 CPF N E C N O I T N E V N O CO B S O E M I R P8 B 1 E F-2 R E T NN R O0 2 President Obama spoke before the Chamber of Commerce on Monday and made a call to action for Americas business leaders. He made a pledge to help create an environment where businessess can innovate, grow and succeed by upgrading transportation and communication networks, investing in education, and adjusting the tax code and the regulatory system the president urged business leaderss to get in the game,Ž and meet their responsibilities in helping the economy recover: And if theres a reason you dont share my confidence, if theres a reason you dont believe that this is the time to get off the sidelines -to hire and to invest -I want to know about it. I want to fix it,Ž said the president. A recent report by Market Watch says that the Great Recession has been hard on almost everyone but, it has really been tough in black households who have seen much of the economic progress of the past generations disappear. The typical Black family is poorer by some standards today then it was nearly 30 years ago. In a country where access to capital is everything, most Blacks have nothing. The racial disparities in employment are well known and has devastated the wealth of Black families. It is time for Black America to wise up. The United for a Fair Economy, a Boston-based non-profit organization that analyzes economic disparities, says that they estimate that Blacks have suffered the greatest loss of wealth in modern history. By 2012, the organization predicts that African American neighborhoods could be drained of nearly #200 billion in housing losses alone. One good point says the Census Bureau is that the number of Black-owned businesses skyrocketed in America between 2002 and 2007. Prince Georges County, Maryland, led the nation with 55 percent of its businesses owned by African Americans. The bottom line is, for Black Americans, is that we need to pick up the pieces and start anew carefully, and together. We are looking at February as Black History Month. This is the time to start our history again, in the positive manner we did in the past. We must get our children and their children back on track. We must get with our politicians and each other. We must educate ourselves and our children and we must make it count VOTE! We cant wait! Rtgukfgpv"oggvu"ykvj"vjg"Pcvkqpcn"Rqnke{"Cnnkcpeg"kp"vjg Tqqugxgnv"Tqqo"qh"vjg"Yjkvg"Jqwug"qp"Vwgufc{0Photo by Pete Souza, The White House Photographer Octxkp"Ugcug."86 Igqtikc"Uvwfgpvu"Ujqy"Rqukvkxg Ickpu"qp"Uejqqn"Ytkvkpi"Vguv Okejgnng"/"Eqpvkpwgf."C/9 Rtgukfgpv"/"Ugg"C/9

PAGE 2

Never mind the thirsting Southwest states, Florida is also drying out despite an average annual rainfall of 55Ž. Overpumping groundwater in Duval County is dropping the water table in Alachua County and the neighboring counties.Orlando wants the water from Northeast Florida to keep on building.John Mulliken, director of water supply for the South Florida Water Management District,stated in 2007, We just passed a crossroads.The chief water sources are basically gone.We really are at a critical moment in Florida history.Ž If we go back to root causes for sprawl, water shortages, rising energy demand and higher taxes, it comes down to growing population numbers. When I moved into Florida in 1962 the state population was around seven million. We are now over eighteen million. On Earth Day 1970 the U.S. population was about 208 million. We are now pushing 312 million despite the successful Stop at Two family size that American born women achieved in the early 70s.The 2010 Census count revealed that we added 27 million people to the population in the decade of the 1990s. The tremendous growth in U.S. population has been fueled by several immigration policy changes that Congress thrust upon us since 1965. Uncontrolled illegal entries and way above historical levels of legal immigration have caused our U.S. population explosion. If nothing is done to fix our immigration nightmare, the U.S. Census Bureau projects a population of 439 million by 2050. Yet population realities are being ignored by our elected officials, both federal and state. Our major environmental organizations are also ignoring these realities. You know why. Growth makes lots of money for lots of corporations. More consumers means more profits. All environmentally and fiscally oriented citizens should inform themselves on the basics of how we are growing and what we can do to steer our ship in a new direction. Think about where we would be now if Congress had not made these devastating policy changes. If we had maintained our traditional levels of legal immigration at 250,000 annually, and the two-child average fertility continued since 1970, and we had strong border and interior enforcement against illegal entries, our 2000 population would have been 243 million, leveling off at 255 million and then starting a slow decline by 2030. To help reduce Floridas population numbers, you can join the effort of Floridians for Immigration Enforcement (FLIMEN) to pass E-Verify legislation in 2011. Remove the jobs magnet and the 700,000 illegal aliens in Florida will self deport. If we can pass an Arizona 1070 type of bill that would enable our police agencies to verify legal status in the course of their patrolling, we could also put a stop to taxpayer funded benefits to illegals that cost Florida taxpayers $5.2 billion in 2009. As Roy Beck of NumbersUSA says, If our immigration policies make you angry, dont get mad at immigrants, get mad at Congress.Ž Check out these web sites: NumbersUSA.com, fairus.org, cis.org, flimen.org for the basics Joyce Tarnow, President Floridians for a Sustainable Populationwww.flsuspop.org PAGE A-2THE STAR FEBRUARY 12 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 DENNIS WADE SALES & MARKETING MAY FORD, LAYOUT EDITOR JULIA BOWERS, CRIME & JUSTICE 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. Ortiz, Angela Morrell, Joseph Lorentzon, Scott Jurrens, Cheryl Williams Columnists: Ulysses Watkins, Jr., M.D., Ester Davis, Lucius Gantt, Deanna, Cynthia Ferrell, Delores Mainor Woods, Farris Long Distribution and Sales: Dan & Pat Randolph, Abeye Ayele, Cassie Williams, Angela Beans, Tony Beans, Herman Robinson, David Scott TEL: (904) 766-8834 FAX: (904) 765-1673 info@thefloridastar.com (912) 264-3137 Georgia Serving St. Johns, Clay, Duval, Nassau, Alachua, Flagler, Marion, McIntosh, Camden And Glynn CountyTheFloridaStar.comThe Florida and Georgia Star Newspapers are independent newspapers published weekly in Jacksonville, Florida SUBSCRIPTION RATES One Year-$35.00 Half Year-$20.00Send check or money order or call with VISA,AmEX,MASCD, DiSCOVER and subscription amount to: The Florida Star, The Georgia Star P.O. Box 40629 Jacksonville, Florida 32203 The Florida Star will not be responsible for the return of any solicited or unsolicited manuscripts or photos. Opinions expressed by columnists in this newspaper do not necessarily represent the policy of this paperMEMBERSHIPS: Florida Press Association National Newspaper Association National Newspaper Publishers Association Amalgamated Publisher, Inc. Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce First Coast African American Chamber of Commerce THE FLORIDA STAR THE GEORGIA STAR MIKE BONTS, SPORTS EDITOR RICKY McLAUGHLIN YOLANDA KNUCKLE, COLUMNS LIZ BILLINGSLEA OFFICE/ACCOUNTS MANAGER TIA AYELE, SPECIAL SECTIONS GEORGIA MARKETING ANGELA FAVORS MORRELL DISTRIBUTION HERMAN ROBINSON, DAVID SCOTT National Newspaper Publishers Association TUNE IN TO IMPACT LISTEN AND TALK Monday, FM 105.3 -WJSJ 5:30 P.M. Clar Tuesday, AM 1360 WCGL 8:30 P.M.Clara McLaughlin and IMPACTCall and Talk -Monday, 5:30 pm 904-854-8255; Listen on the Web: www.radiofreejax.com Tuesday, 8:30 pm 904-766-9285 Listen on the Web: www.WCGL1360 Claras guest this week Attorney Cris Chestnut regarding JSO & Michelle McCoy Serving since 1951 Vjg"Hnqtkfc"Uvct"/"Vjg"Igqtikc"Uvct"/"Vjg"Rgqrng‘u"Ejqkeg 7<52"r0o0/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 Tqqv"Ecwugu¤¤

PAGE 3

JACKSONVILLE, FL (AREA DEATHS)ADAMS, Rachel Ann Jamae, died February 5, 2011. CLARK Bruce Lamar, died February 2, 2011. COLEMAN Paulette York, died February 4, 2011. DELOACH Evelyn, died February 3, 2011. DEVOE Mitchell, died February 3, 2011. FUGATE Mary Alice, died February 4, 2011. FUSSEL Don R., 75, died February 6, 2011. GADSON John Christopher, died January 30, 2011. GREEN Alfred, died February 8, 2011. HALL, Eddie Lee, 70, died February 7, 2011. Alphonso West Mortuary, Inc. HARTLEY Carolyn Presha, died February 7, 2011. HERRING Randal E., 71, died February 7, 2011. HOLMA Beatrice D., 75, died February 7, 2011. JONES Gwendolyn Johnson Muff, 54, died February 4, 2011. NELSON Marie, died February 7, 2011. PHILPOT Marilyn, died February 3, 2011. PRESHA Shirley, service was held February 10, 2011. ROMER Tommy Darnell, died January 31, 2011. THOMPSON Ruby, 89, died February 8, 2011. URQUHART Marianne B., 88, died February 7, 2011. WESLEY Susie, died February 10, 2011. WILLIAMS Amelia, 98, died February 5, 2011. WILLIAMS Martha Rose, died February 7, 2011. Alphonso West Mortuary, Inc. WILLIAMSON Mildred L., 98, died February 7, 2011.~ ~GEORGIA DEATHS BRYSON, John Verlin, Sr., 92, died February 1, 2011. BUSCH Erna Mae, 90, died February 4, 2011. DICKERSON Brittani Alexis, 15, died February 4, 2011. HAMPTON Margaret, died January 28, 2011. KNIGHT Rosilyn, 47, died January 31, 2011. JACOBS Roy James Tuffy,Ž 75, died February 3, 2011. SOWERBY Nelson Douglas, 81, died February 3, 2011. WEST, Earl, died February 6, 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 FEBRUARY 12, 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! 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 ~ NEW FOUNTAIN CHAPEL AME CHURCH located at 737 Jessie St. invite you to come and celebrate their Church and Pastors Anniversary, Tuesday, February 15th, 16, and 17th, beginning at 7:00 p.m. nightly. The Churchs 94th Year and Rev. and Mrs. Louis Kirklands 9th year. For more information, call 904-354-3021. GREATER EL-BETHEL DIVINE HOLINESS CHURCH wish to invite you to worship with us and be our special guest at our Annual Black History Day Celebration February 27th at 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Our guest speaker for 11:00 a.m. will be State Attorney, The Honorable Angela Corey; and, our 3:00 p.m. speaker will be Pastor Anthony Mincey, Pastor of Fisher of Men International Harvest Center of Jacksonville. Music will be rendered by New Creation Gospel Singers of Jacksonville. For more information, call 904-359-0661. Dinner will be served after each service. WEST ST. MARK MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH, located at 1435 West State St., and Rev. Willie J. Jones, Sr., Pastor, invite you to share in our Churchs 53rd and Pastors 17th Anniversary and Retirement Celebration to held on Sunday, February 13th, 20th and 27th, 4:00 p.m. nightly. Rev. Willie J. Jones, Sr., the Pastor of West St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church is retiring after 17 years. Please come celebrate with us. THE ST. SIMON BAPTIST CHURCH Family of Orange Park, FL of which the Rev. W.H. Randall is the Founding Pastor, invites the public to their 20th year Church and Pastors Anniversary Celebration. This years theme is: Glorifying GOD Through Body BuildingŽ as found in 1st Peter Chapter 2: Verse 5 (Holy Bible KJV). The Following Special Sunday Services Will Be Observed During the Entire Month: €2nd Sunday, Feb. 13th … Red Ribbon Day … Dress in Red for (Life) The Blood of JESUS, and (Love) For GOD is Love €3rd Sunday, Feb. 20th … Grand Celebration Day … A Special 4:00p.m., 20th Year Church, Pastor and First Ladys Anniversary Celebration Worship Service €4th Sunday, Feb. 27th … Youth Day and Black History Celebration … Dress in African Heritage Attire. The Church is located at 1331 Miller St., Orange Park, FL. For further details, contact the Church Anniversary Committee at (904) 215-3300 or visit the Church website at www.stsimonbc.org FAITH GOSPEL SINGERS of Jacksonville Music Concert, Saturday, February 19th at 5:00 p.m. at the True Church of The Living God, 1405 W. State St. with Rev. Peterson, Pastor. Join us in a great celebration and True Worship experience as we Bless the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! Featuring: Faith Gospel Singers; The Gospel Cavaliers; and, Many Groups of the City. Call 904-355-0740 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, Organist-choirmaster; Henson Markham, Chamber Music Society, 904-3460373. ST. JOHN MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH MDG, FL. MUSICIAN NEEDED. PLEASE CALL: 904-272-5100 For Interview. GREATER MACEDONIA BAPTIST CHURCH 35th ANNIVERSARY In Honor of Rev. Dr. Landon L. Williams, Sr., Pastor. Service Schedule and Speakers are as follows: Banquet, February 12, 2011 at 6:00 p.m. Rev. Kelly Brown of Mt. Vernon Baptist Church; Worship Service, February 20, 2011, at 11:00 a.m., Brian Campbell of Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church, 4:00 p.m. Workship Service, Dr. John E. Gunns, IV of St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church. The church is located at 1880 West Edgewood Ave. For more information, call 904-764-9257. Rev. Dr. Landon L. Williams, Sr.

PAGE 4

L L IFE IFE S S TYLE TYLE A4 C M Y K Socially SpeakingBy Betty Asque Davis / Photos by J. Carl Davis, Sr. Theres Always Something Happening On The First CoastŽ Theres Always Something Happening On The First CoastŽPAGE A-4THE STARFEBRUARY 12, 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 ! Dr. Simmons’ Eighth Annual A-B Honor Roll PartySuccess is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeedŽ. Booker T. Washington Tamasha Jackson, Angelina Lowery, Erica Burton, Zachary Bell, Keith Shannon, Imonis Porter, Daulian McClenden, Theshawn Jackson, Diamonto Clark, Reonna Dixon, Mausa Wilkins, Kuled Bell, Baileigh Moore, Bethany Moore, Solomon Thomas, Amesha Walton, jasmine Bent, Jarvis Bent, Mekayla Burgess, Malcolm Hills, Reese Wilkins, Alexis Hills, Ivan Rountree, Kiarre Shannon, Jasmine Byard, Justin Byard, La`Ron Lavender, Charles Robinson and Sheryll Fletcher were honored recently at the Eighth Annual A-B Honor Roll Party hosted by their pediatrician Dr. Charles Simmons. The Annual Party held recently at Dave & Busters was quite a delight. Each of the honorees were given a $15.00 Power Card to play games and treated to the marvelous edibles at Dave & Busters. Presented with a Medallion attached to red, white and blue ribbon, the forty A-B honor roll patients had a fabulous time thanks to Dr. Charles Simmons, their pediatrician. Congratulations to these amazing young people who are on a tremendously successful journey!! Dr. Simmons' A-B Honor Roll Honorees. Keith Shannon and 'Doc' Simmons Mrs. Mary Dixon, Aarnesha Walton and Reonna Dixon Tanesha Jackson and Natasha Jackson Trey Lewis and 'Doc' Simmons A-B Awards Display Solomon Thomas and 'Doc' Simmons The Bell Family Lawrence, Malcolm, Alexis and Dominic Hills Bren Clark and Diamonte Clark Ms. Angie Lowery and 'Doc' Simmons 'Doc' Simmons and Marsha Wilkins Anthony and Ivan Roundtree 'Doc' Simmons and Reonna Dixon 'Doc' Simmons, Bethmany, Baileigh and Benny Moore, Jr. KOHL’S CARES SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM ACCEPTING NOMINATIONS FEBRUARY 1 – MARCH 15, TEN NATIONAL WINNERS TO RECEIVE $10,000 EACH Kohls is honoring more than 2,100 young volunteers, ages six to 18, who have made a positive impact on their communities with over $415,000 in scholarships and prizes MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis., Feb. 2, 2011 … The Kohls Department Stores (NYSE: KSS) Kohls Cares Scholarship Program will award more than $415,000 in scholarships and prizes, ranging from $50 Kohls gift cards to $10,000 scholarships, honoring young volunteers who have made a positive impact on their communities. Nominations for kids ages six to 18 will be accepted Feb. 1 … March 15 at kohlskids.com. Kohls enters the 11th year of its scholarship program during a time when 55 percent of bachelors degree recipients at public colleges borrow money and are finding education increasingly difficult to afford.* The Kohls Cares Scholarship Program provides Kohls the opportunity to recognize and reward deserving young volunteers who have committed their time and efforts to bettering their community,Ž said Julie Gardner, Kohls executive vice president and chief marketing officer. We are genuinely touched and inspired by the dedication of these young volunteers and feel honored to be able to recognize them by helping invest in their futures. We encourage parents, teachers, neighbors and friends to nominate outstanding kids who volunteer in their community at kohlskids.com.Ž To nominate volunteers ages six to 18 for a Kohls Cares scholarship, visit www.kohlskids.com. Nominations are accepted Feb. 1 through March 15, and nominators must be 21 years or older. Two nominees from each of Kohls 1,089 stores nationwide will win a $50 Kohls gift card, and more than 200 will win regional scholarships worth $1,000 toward post-secondary education. Ten national winners will be awarded a total of $10,000 in scholarships for post-secondary education and Kohls will donate $1,000 to a nonprofit organization on each national winners behalf. Through the Kohls Cares Scholarship Program, Kohls aims to honor young volunteers who have made a difference in their communities by helping them invest in their future. Since the program began in 2001, Kohls has awarded more than 13,000 youth volunteers with more than $2.6 million in scholarships and prizes. Last years Kohls Cares scholarship winners included 9-year-old Lily Toomey who has helped the American Heart Association raise $100,000 by sharing her personal story of a congenital heart defect and open heart surgery, 18-year-old Charles Dewey who started a literacy program for homeless children, and Carolyn Houlahan who founded a business that has donated more than $160,000 in net profits to cancer research. The Kohls Cares scholarship Program is part of Kohls Kohls Cares, Kohls philanthropic program focused on improving the lives of children. Kohls Cares benefits childrens health and education initiatives nationwide through its merchandise program, featuring special books and plush toys where 100 percent of net profit benefits childrens initiatives, fundraising gift cards and the Associates in Action associate volunteer program. For more information or a list of past Kohls Cares Scholarship Program winners, visit www.kohlskids.com. Mrs. Lewis with Mekayla and Trey Lewis

PAGE 5

FEBRUARY 12, 2011 THE STAR PAGE A-5 RCIG"C7""E"O"["M

PAGE 6

Time does not change certain things in some cases and the point is well proven in the new Freestyle Releasing. LLC film Waiting For ForeverŽ starring Rachel Bilson and Tom Sturridge. Sturridges character Will becomes mentally stuck in his childhood love for Emma played by Bilson. After a tragic event where Will loses both parents and is moved away with his brother to live with an uncle, he cant get his close childhood friend and play mate Emma out of his mind. Even after they both grow up into adults, Will continues to follow her from town to town at a distance until he finally scraps up enough nerve to express to her how he feels. Bilson and Sturridge sat down to relive their roles in the film. Sturridge does some quite impressive juggling in his scenes as a street entertainer in a market square and of course the question is asked was that really him or a stunt double? Sturridge laughs, Yes! I had an extraordinary teacher. It only took me three day to pick it up.Ž How would Bilson react in real life if a childhood boy came back years later to woo her? She ponders and responds, Ive never had that happen to me personally but in this case it is very innocent you know; a childhood love and friendship. So I dont think he means anything harmful by it.Ž Bilsons character is also an actress whose career is sliding down hill after her TV show is cancelled in addition to being on the outs with her boyfriend and having a dying father. She is so wrapped up in the fakeness of Hollywood that reality becomes hard for her to deal with. Has Bilson seen people around her who get so lost in their career and the fakeness of Hollywood that when something serious happens in real life they dont know how to handle it? She smiles, I think people can definitely get caught up. I dont know how that pertains to their personal life; weather they can deal with things or not, but definitely people can get caught up in Hollywood.Ž What did Sturridge see in Will that he had to make stand out as an actor? Sturridge explains, It was pretty clear that he was a unique character. It was doing something relatively straight forward from a relatively un-straight forward point of view.Ž In trying to psychologically analyze this film, one might conclude that Will has a mental problem in that he cant let go of childhood crush as an adult. Sturridge concludes, Mental health is such a complex sense and difficult to diagnose. What is a mental problem? Hes definitely different. The thing that I was thinking about was that he was a guy who had a very traumatic experience when he was a child and perhaps he didnt develop emotionally after that so I just wanted to play him as a child.Ž PAGE A-6 THE STAR FEBRUARY 12, 2011ENTERTAINMENT Comedy: Comic/radio & TV show host Steve Harvey delivered the knockout punch in the form of proofŽ to his exwife Mary to put an end to her tirades against him. According to information that Harveys camp sent to Lee Baileys EURWEB.com, a Texas Judge lifted a gag order on their divorce which reviled: 1. Mary Harvey was not left broke or destitute by Mr. Harvey after their divorce in 2005. She was paid $40,000 per month until March of 2009 and then paid a lump sum of 1.5 Million. 2. Mary Harvey was not left homeless after her divorce in 2005. She was awarded three (3) homes in their property settlement. 3. Mr. Harvey is the primary custodian of their 13 yr old son whom Mary Harvey willingly put on an airplane to his father without Mr. Harveys knowledge. 4. Their divorce was on the grounds of irreconcilable differences. Mr. Harveys current wife was not named in the divorce proceedings nor was she the cause of the divorce. Whew! Books: Author Svenya Nimmons had a book launch cocktail mixer in West Hollywood for her new literary offering Just Because Im Mixed Doesnt Mean Im Confused.Ž The affair was greatly attended by celebs and well wishers. TV: Look for actress/stunt lady Jwaundace as guest on The MoNique Show this week. Music: This week is Grammy Week and ends with the big shindig airing live on The CBS-TV Network, Sunday, Feb. 13th from the Staples Center in LA. Check your local listings. With the Grammys this week and the NBA AllStar week following, LA is sure to be partied out! Yall go home and give us locals a break! Check out Episode #2 of rapper Young Bergs web mini-series, The Road To Humble Greatness,Ž where the platinum-selling artist breaks down the creative process behind his Sex N The CityŽ single/video which can now be seen on MTV.com. Berg is currently in LA in the studio with Ray J and will be hanging around town for the NBA All-Star week. Meanwhile, San Angelo, Texas Big SidŽ has a new jamin single that has begun to light up the radio waves titled Felt Right ft. Brian Angel.Ž Movies: Waiting For Forever. Freestyle Releasing, LLC. Starring Rachel Bilson, Thomas Sturridge, Jamie King, Nikki Blonsky, Scott Mechlowicz, Blythe Danner, Richard Jenkins, Matthew Davis, Richard Gant and Roz Ryan. Directed by James Keach. Produced by Richard Arlook, Jane Seymour and John Papsidera. Will (Sturridge) and Emma (Bilson) were inseparable as child hood playmates. Wills parents were killed in a train wreck. He and his brother were sent away to live with an uncle. Will never forgot Emma and over the years he followed her from town to town at a distance until he got up the nerve to finally tell her how he feels. This is a quirky love story but somebody will like it! Year of The Fish. Gigantic Pictures. Starring An Nguyen, Ken Leung, Tsai Chin, Randall Duk Kim, Lee Wong and Hettienne Park. Directed by David Kaplin. Produced by Janet Yang, Rocco Caruso and David Kaplan. This movie is an ancient Chinese version of the CinderellaŽ story that takes place in New York Citys China Town. An animation technique know as rotoscoping is used throughout the film and in some places it can be annoying! The film is out on DVD now and is entertaining in a solemn way. Study, Observe and Win! Rych Rachel Bilson and Tom Sturridge Fuse A Timeless Love!By Rych McCain, feedbackrych@sbcglobal.net and Facebook Celebrity Interviews Photo by Natalie Cass for Freestyle Releasing, LLC FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLICSomebody Almost Walked Off Wid Alla My Stuff!By Dr. Maxine Montgomery Thursday, MARCH 24th at 7:00 p.m. SPONSORED IN PART BY THE FLORIDA HUMANITIES COUNCIL "Somebody Almost Walked Off Wid Alla My Stuff:" Ntozake Shange's For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf and the AfricanAmerican Woman's Literary Tradition. Through a focus on Shange's pioneering role in the New Black Cultural Renaissance of the 1970's and 1980's, Dr. Maxine Montgomery will discuss the intertextual relationship between her renown choreopoem and the tradition of Black Women's Writing, including the works of Zora Neale Hurston, Toni Morrison, Gloria Naylor, Alice Walker, and Sapphire. A question and answer session will follow the presentation. MAXINE LAVON MONTGOMERY, Professor, earned a doctorate in English from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (1986). She specializes in African-American, American Multi-Ethnic, and Women's Literature. Professor Montgomery is currently at work on a book length manuscript on Erzulie, Voudoun goddess of love and beauty, in the fiction of Edwidge Danticat, Gayl Jones, Toni Morrison, Gloria Naylor, and Paule Marshall. Tentatively entitled Mirrored Subjects: Manifestations of Erzulie in Africana Women's Novels, the study not only involves an interrogation of "writerly" reenactments of legend and lore surrounding Erzulie, it suggests the spirit-goddess as a locus for examining vexed issues of color and caste, race and gender in texts by Caribbean and African American women. Memberships include the Modern Language Association, the College Language Association, the Toni Morrison Society, and the Florida College English Association. FREE REFRESHMENTS For more information, please contact Stage Aurora at (904) 7657372 Rych McCain’s Hollyhood Notes!By Rych McCain, feedbackrych@sbcglobal.net, Facebook Celeb Interviews L to R Rachel Bilson and Tom Sturridge Waiting For Forever photo by Natalie Cass for Freestyle Releasing, LLC

PAGE 7

FEBRUARY 12, 2011 THE STAR PAGE A-7 Ctgc‘u"Dguv."Oquv"Hwp."Oquv"Jgcvgf."Oquv Rtguekgpv."Oquv"Ghhkecekqwu"Vcnm"Ujqy#5<22"vq"8<22"r0o0HO"32705"YLULNE Florida and SE Georgias Best Talk Station Cpf{"qhh/ckt<";26/78:/298; Qp/ckt<""*;26+":76/VCNMgockn
PAGE 8

PAGE A-8THE STAR FEBRUARY 12, 2011 Filled with favorite foods and full of unforgettable stories, the serving dishes that have graced dinner tables for generations are more than just plates. Theyre treasured pieces of family history that remind us that the past isnt just facts. And its those wonderful traditions that have nourished families and kept them strong for centuries. So, enjoy a big plate of history this month. Its delicious. 2011 Publix Asset Management Company

PAGE 9

B1 C M Y K 2010Subscribe to The Florida or Georgia Star Newspaper Youll Be Glad You Did (904) 766-8834 THEST LOCAL FLORIDASECTION B 2011 Southern Women in Savannah Pictures by Angela Favors-Morrell of The Florida StarThe 2011 Southern Womens Show was held at the Savannah International Trade & Convention Center on February 4th through the 6th. As always, they had the best of Food and Fashion. There were booths ranging from Health and Beauty, to Lifestyles...Attending were a great selection of Celebrity Guests. Sponsors were Savannah Morning News, WTOC-11, Chevrolet, University Medical Center, and ClearChannel. Each year brings more and more vendors and consumers. Tiny Miss Danville County Church of God by Faith Executive Council Meeting The Tiny Miss Danville County Pageant 2011 was held recently at the Chatham Middle School in Danville, VA. It included a local participant in the Mini Division. Little Anaya Alleyne is the four-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gene and Norma Trapley, former residents of the City. Anaya has been in pageants since the age of two. She was winner for most talented, photogenic and raising the highest amount of funds.

PAGE 10

By: Farris Long LUV U Love is in the air. People are getting geared up for the Valentine holiday buying candy, roses, cards, teddy bears, lingerie and more. But on my way back from a recent speaking engagement, a conversation with two of my best friends reminded me of a very valuable truth. Their words seemed to play over and over in my head like a CD on repeat. The more I pondered their insightful conversation the more I realized that this HAD to be the subject of my next article. I think we have all heard, Love your neighbor as yourself...Ž at some point in our lives. Every time I have heard that saying, people were trying to convince someone to give thought to their actions and break away from selfish behaviors. As a result of my conversation, I came to realize something. Most of the time when people introduce this concept to others, they seem to place sole emphasis on acting unselfishly toward others and loving others. But I have come to realize that the most important part of that statement is the latter part, not the beginning. It says love your neighbor AS YOURSELF... It is impossible to love someone else effectively until you first LUV U. I am by no means implying that people should become narcissistic because that too is unhealthy. But I have discovered personally that LUVing U is just as important as loving them! So what does it mean to LUV U? LUVing U is about establishing healthy boundaries. Without borders, emotions get damaged and you are reduced to being functional rather than fully operational in your life and in other relationships (whether amorous or philanthropic). In such cases the old saying is true, hurting people hurt people.Ž All too often the recipient of our brokenness becomes and innocent victim of our failure to erect proverbial fences and our failure to manage our proverbial gates. To LUV U also means that you develop your ability to accept the U that is while you are on your way to the U that will be. If U don't, then your past will always be your future. If you are 350lbs. Learn to LUV U at 350. That doesn't mean stay 350. But, you still have to break the barriers of low self esteem and emotional vulnerability that create the some of the biggest emotional roller coasters of our lives. Low self esteem and emotional vulnerability tend to lead us into unhealthy attachments with people or things (food, drugs, alcohol... etc). Wrong attachments can kill you. They can kill you emotionally, spiritually; it can kill your influence, or worse yet it can lead to your own mortality. PAGE B 2THE STAR FEBRUARY 12, 2011 By: Lucius GanttWhen is I changed my mindŽ an appropriate excuse for lies told, promises broken and commitments ignored? Long lasting relationships take hard work. A fake smile and the words We triedŽ is not a satisfactory explanation when one party in a relationship tried their best and the other didnt try much at all to work out or address any concerns. At the first time you lay eyes on someone, you can tell if they are attractive to you or not. After the first 15 minutes of your first conversation, you can tell if the person you are talking to is worthy of future discussion or consideration. If there is any question as to whether a relationship will lead to marriage, you almost know the answer immediately. In the rare cases that you dont know if marriage or long-term relations are possible you still know right away if it is worth any time doing further consideration. OK, you date for a while and for whatever reason, you want to stop dating. Thats understandable. But at that exact moment, men should stop romancing a woman and women should refuse to accept any money or anything of value from the man. Why? Because someone will eventually feel they gave more in the relationship than they received from their partner. Someone will feel they have been pimped! Smart daters know that friends can remain friends, lovers can become friends, spouses can have a friendly relationship after divorce but it is very difficult for daters to be friends. The main reason is because you were supposed to be friendsŽ while dating. You could assume that people dating cared about each other, shared with each other and respected each other. If all, or some, of that was perceived to be a lie, you cant be friends. Another reason for the difficulty in being friends is the way one person decides to breakup. If you tell a man or woman that they are bad for you, you cant take relating to them anymore, dont call me and there is nothing I want to hear about any reconciliation, who would want to be friendsŽ with someone that dislikes them so much but cant say exactly why, cant say when the dislike began and cant say they are sorry if they hurt you. A bad ending dating friendship is not conducive to having a good post-relationship friendship. If people arent perfect, relationships cant be perfect. There will be things said and done that will be sweet and bitter. There will be good days and bad days, richer days and poorer days, sick days and healthy days. You cant be friends with someone that seeks your respect but doesnt respect you. You can be friends with someone quick to talk about drama and negativity and slow to talk about good things or enjoy and desire romance and affection. You cant be friends with someone constantly looking for a reason to end the friendship when youre always looking for ways to enhance, strengthen and embellish the relationship and consummate a marriage. You cant be a good spouse or good partner or a good friend to someone that has no clue what those things are. A good friend is not someone that you can control or does what you say do, talks how you say talk, acts how you say act or live like you say live. A good friend is trustworthy, dependable, responsible, considerate, cooperative, understanding, compromising, loving, caring, helpful, thankful, accepting, appreciative and things like that. If someone is designated as your BFF (best friend forever) they will accept you, adjust for you, sacrifice for you, pray for you, they will fight for you, they may even risk their lives or die for you. If someone wants you to beg them to have a friendly relationship, a good friendship is impossible to realize. You cant tell someone they are terrible and then say We are friendsŽ. Friendships are like tangos. It takes two to tango and it takes two people that desire to be friends to have a friendly relationship. Real friends are friendly to each other, not to themselves. Sometimes "broken" is good. That's why God chose an alcoholic Noah, a murderous Moses and a womanizing David to do God's will. (Become a friend of The Gantt Report on Facebook. Buy Gantt's book "beast Too: Dead Man Writing" and contact Lucius at www.allworldconsultants.net) Community Activities Make It Count (part 1) THE FEMALE DR. PHIL, ANDI K., MA IS A LEADING PROFESSIONAL IN SOCIAL EDUCATION AND CONSULTING. Please check out the latest video additions on YouTube://www.youtube.com/user/AndiKConsulting Her areas of expertise include, but are not limited to: image consulting, relationship/dating coaching, charm and etiquette, motivational speaking, and editingSend your feedback to 972.591.3883 (Phone) or http://www.andikconsulting.com WAR ON POVERTY FLORIDA is offering workshop series on Credit, Banking and Budgeting with MoneySmart every Tuesday at 5:30p.m. (We are located inside the Gateway Mall at 5196-A Norwood Ave. Jacksonville, Florida 32208.) If you have any questions please call 904-766-7275 or e-mail bbaham@waronpoverty.org or rjackson@waronpoverty.org to register. 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. EDDI-ARTS AND GALLERY 1037: JACKSONVILLE CONSORTIUM OF AFRICAN-AMERICAN ARTISTS. The exhibit will run until February 28th. Gallery hours are: Monday-Friday 8:30am-6:00pm Saturday 9:30am6:00pm Sunday 1:00pm-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 STANTON GALA COMMITTEE MEETING: Current class leaders, faculty and staff of Old Stanton, New Stanton and Stanton Vocational high schools are urged to attend on Monday, February 14, 2011, 6:00 P.M., at Bethel Baptist Institutional Church, 215 Bethel Baptist Street (First Street entrance) to discuss plans for the 5th Stanton Gala on June 25, 2011. For more information, please visit the Stanton website at www.stantonhigh.org. or call Kenneth Reddick, Gala Chairman at 904-764-8795. ULYSSES W. WATKINS JR., M.D. FINDING A FAMILY PHYSICIAN Eighty percent of the medical services needed by a family can be provided by a family physician. Annual medical examinations can give the physician vital information needed at the time of an emergency. If medical specialists and hospital care are needed, he can arrange for them. The detection and treatment of most diseases by the family physician can result in complete cure. Early diagnosis of a chronic health condition can save a persons life. The physicians knowledge of each family members health can save unnecessary treatment, time, money, and frustration. SOURCES IN SELECTING A PHYSICIAN There are both reliable and unreliable sources of information about selecting a physician. The reliable sources include the county medical societies, the hospitals registered with the American Medical Association, and the accredited local hospital departments. Medical schools, as divisions of accredited universities, can also assist in the selection of a physician. Unreliable sources of information may be rumors and listings in telephone directories. Other sources of information include testimonials, quack doctors, and advertised amazing curesŽ available on money-back guarantees. The fact that a person has a medical degree does not, by itself, mean that he is competent to practice medicine. First of all, a physician must have a valid, current license to practice. Second, he should be expected to observe the ethical standards of his profession, whether or not he happens to be a member of the local medical society. Finally, in order to provide his patients with the best possible care, a physician must continue to study and learn the most accurate scientific knowledge available and the most recent improvements in medical techniques. PRESCRIPTION AND OVER-THE-COUNTER DRUGS All medicines are drugsŽ under the federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act. Under this law, drugs are divided into two classes: prescription drugs and over-the-counter drugs. PRESCRIPTION DRUGS can be used safely and effectively only under a physicians supervision. It is a violation of federal law to sell such a drug without a prescription from a physician. Medical doctors and dentists are licensed to prescribe drugs for human use. Registered pharmacists fill prescriptions a prescription is as personal as your name. it is designed for one person and is based on that persons age, height, weight, condition of health, illness, and other factors. No one should take a drug prescribed for someone else. When taking a prescription drug, you need to know: How much to take each time How often and when to take the drug When to check back with your physician on the drugs effects How to follow special instructions if the physician has any. The label of the prescribed drug also will give instructions. For example, the label may read, Take before meals.Ž If the person thinks the prescribed drug is not doing what his physician intended, the person should check with the physician immediately. The original prescription may specify whether refills are permitted. If not, your physician should be asked whether the prescribed drug can be refilled. OVER-THE-COUNTER DRUGS are safe and effective if used according to instructions on the label. These drugs can be sold legally without a physicians prescription. The law requires that over-the-counter drugs labeling which tells the person how to use the drugs for specific conditions and what to avoid. The label indicates the specific conditions for which the drug will bring relief. Also, the label tells you how to use it safely and when not to use it. Typical warning may be: Do not drive while taking this medicine!Ž or Discontinue use if rapid pulse, dizziness, or blurring of vision occurs.Ž All labels should be read and followed exactly. The amount of the drug given to children differs from the amount for teen-agers and adults. Over-the-counter drugs areused for minor illness which lasts a short while. No one should become a steady user of an over-the-counter drug except at the physicians order. The most common over-thecounter drugs is aspirin. Other over-the-counter drugs which have been popular are drugs for colds, coughs, sore throats, and constipation. If you are in doubt about any over-the-counter drug, contact your physician. Health Notes Announcements, meetings, happenings, and community events scheduled in Jacksonville and the surrounding area. The Gantt Report

PAGE 11

PAGE B-3 THESTAR FEBRUARY 12, 2011 Happy Valentines Day PAGE B3 C M Y K from The Florida & Georgia Star

PAGE 12

The Florida StarATLANTA „ Outfielder Kevin Jordan focused his research on the opportunity for playing time when he was offered a scholarship at Wake Forest But, his father Keith had another set of priorities: Who is this coach, Tom Walter? Will he look out for my son? Oh, but that answere will come in due time. Keith Jordan dug back to the coachs previous tenure at the University of New Orleans. He discovered that, even though Hurricane Katrina had left Walters home in 12 feet of water, attention to his teams needs never wavered. Walter supervised the players temporary relocation to the campus of New Mexico State. And he vowed to assist anyone weighing a transfer to another college. A lot of coaches wouldnt have done that,Ž Jordan said Wednesday. Far fewer would do what Walter did this week: donate a kidney to a player. Among the many questions Jordan had posed about the coach, one had never occurred to him: Would he part with a vital organ if his son needed it? Any player on the team, past or present,Ž Walter said during a goodnews conference at Emory University Hospital, two days after surgeons transferred one of his kidneys into Kevin Jordan. I didnt ask,Ž said Jordan, a freshman from Columbus, Ga., who was not a transplant match with family members. He volunteered. Im just really thankful.Ž Walter enjoyed his college days at Georgetown so much that he said the thought of Jordan sitting in a dorm room tethered at least eight hours daily to a dialysis machine „ as Jordan was last semester „ was unacceptable. It just breaks your heart,Ž Walter said. He said that his motivation in donating a kidney was not getting back Jordan as a player, but giving him just a chance to be a college freshman.Ž I couldnt believe what he had endured,Ž Walter said. It was obvious to me this was the right thing to do from Day 1.Ž That day arrived last fall, soon after Jordan, 19, was found to have ANCA vasculitis, a rare kidney disorder resulting from autoimmune swelling. The diagnosis took months to pin down. In qualifying as a donor match, Walter, a father of a son and a daughter, beat odds of about 7 to 1, according to Dr. Kenneth Newell, who handled the first half of the transplant. Assured that he could resume a normal lifestyle „ the original kidney donor in 1954, Newell said Wednesday, lived until last year „ and aware that Jordan could languish on a national donor list for up to five years, Walter said he never thought twice about his pledge. A recipient, Kirk said, receives an extra 10 years of lifeŽ over a dialysis patient. Kevin should live a life that is normal in activity and normal in length,Ž he said. Their story has resonated across the country, nowhere more movingly than in Dallas. In 2007, in an action that received widespread publicity, the retired Cowboys cornerback Everson Walls donated a kidney to ex-teammate Ron Springs. Walls said he was especially impressed that, unlike he and Springs, Walter and Jordan were members of different age and racial groups. The transplant raised the inevitable question of whether Wake Forest violated an N.C.A.A. rule by providing an extra benefitŽ to an athlete, defined as a special arrangement not made available to other university students. Wake Forests Wellman acknowledged that an extra benefit was indeed conferred. No doubt about that,Ž he said. I dare anyone to challenge this benefit.Ž Erik Christianson, director of public and media relations for the N.C.A.A., said: We wish Coach Walter and Kevin Jordan all the best. This wonderful act of compassion and generosity is truly extraordinary, beyond the scope of any rule.Ž GRAMBLING, LA, FEBRUARY 4, 2011 … Grambling State University President Frank G. Pogue today announced that he has appointed GSU Linebackers Coach Andre Robinson as interim head football coach. Mr. Robinson, an alum and standout collegiate linebacker has been the Universitys linebackers coach since 2004. While a student athlete, Robinson became the first defensive player to be named as Grambling States Most Valuable Player. During his collegiate career, from 1977 to 1981, he helped lead the G-Men to three straight SWAC championships. Robinson was named the Bayou Classics Most Valuable Player in 1980 in the Tigers 43-6 victory over the Southern Jaguars. The following year, he was a consensus All-American selection by the Associated Press, Kodak, The Sporting News and the Sheridan Press and also was named the SWACs Defensive Player of the Year. Andre Robinson links the legacy of Eddie Robinson to the present football championship era. Andre was an accomplished player at Grambling who was recognized nationally,Ž says GSU Athletic Director Lin Dawson. During his 30-year coaching career, he has built on his success as a player by developing excellent athletes who were under his tutelage.Ž The University is launching its search for a permanent head football coach. While announcing interim appointment, President Pogue noted that Grambling State University enjoys the finest reputation in athletics of any other HBCU and most other institutions in the country: Our goal is to maintain this cherished reputation of being winners,Ž he said. Andre Robinsons willingness to assume the interim role will allow the University time to identify the strongest candidates.Ž Robinson called it an honor and privilege to be asked to step in as the interim head coach. We will stay our course and remain focused on our young men and keep them together and have a winning football team this season,Ž he said. Im ready and up for the task before me.Ž The Florida Star Earvin MagicŽ Johnson company, Magic Johnson Enterprises, and Ron Burkles Yucaipa Cos. agrees to invest in Vibe Holdings LLC. This investment will make the NBA legend chairman of the media company that owns Vibe magazine, in addition to other well-known brands like the television franchise 'Soul Train.' As part of this new endeavor, Vibe Holdings, LLC will expand its media holdings in the near future to revitalize its brands, thus creating an enticing urban media platform for choice advertisers. Financial terms of the deal weren't disclosed. But, it is said to be in the eight digits. It is a major milestone for Magic Johnson to become chairman of a prominent corporation that speaks to our audience. The net result of this investment does not render Vibe Holdings, LLC a firm that is majority-black owned, but with Magic Johnson as chairman, we will have a veteran leader of the African American community at its helm. Hopefully, African Americans will soon have even greater input into the communications that inform us. PAGE B-4 THESTAR FEBRUARY 12, 2011 SPORTS PAGE B4 C M Y K Wake Forest Baseball Coach Donates Kidney to Player Magic Johnson Invests in Vibe Holdings GSU Linebackers Coach Andre Robinson Lands Interim Head Coach Position Magic Johnson Chairman Tom Walter, right, the baseball coach at Wake Forest, visiting with Kevin Jordan a day after donating a kidney to Jordan. Coach Andre Robinson

PAGE 13

PAGE B-5 THESTAR FEBRUARY 12, 2011 PAGE B5 C M Y K Former Vice President Gore came to Jacksonville today to support Alvin Brown's candidacy for mayor. He highlighted Brown's leadership and issued a strong endorsement. President Clinton and I trusted Alvin to rebuild and reshape cities across America, and I believe that he can do the same here in Jacksonville,Ž Gore said. Gore said that Brown had lived the American dream, working his way through college, earning his bachelors degree and MBA from Jacksonville University and then going on to work as an advisor and business leader. Gore said Brown has the knowledge, skill set and passion to take Jacksonville to the next level of great American cities. Brown said he was humbled and thrilledŽ that Gore had traveled here to campaign on his behalf, just as he was last October, when former President Bill Clinton attended a Jacksonville fundraiser for his campaign. BACKGROUND Brown served as a senior member of the ClintonGore Administration beginning in 1993. As Vice President Gores senior advisor for Urban Policy and vice chair of the White House Community Empowerment Board, Brown advised both the vice president and President Clinton on a wide range of domestic issues, including community revitalization, job creation, new business development and expansion of the supply of affordable housing. Brown led the Clinton-Gore Administrations $4 billion overall community empowerment initiatives, with a special emphasis on the Empowerment Zone/Enterprise Community program which included the new market tax credit initiatives. The highly successful programs helped revitalize economically impoverished urban and rural communities and generated unprecedented levels of public-private partnerships resulting in more than $10 billion in private investments to the designated communities. Brown was also co-chair of the White House Task Force on Livable Communities focusing on urban sprawl and smart growth prior to his work at the White House. He held a number of key positions within the administration, including senior advisor to the late Commerce Secretary Ron Brown and senior advisor to former U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Andrew Cuomo. While at HUD, Brown was responsible for overseeing the Department s $100 million disaster recovery initiatives, which included leading an overhaul of the Departments disaster response effort. Brown served in the Clinton-G ore transition team. Brown first came to Washington, D.C. to work as an intern for U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) while Nelson was serving in the U.S. House of Representa tives. Alvin Brown for Mayor, Wright, and former Vice President Al Gore POLITICAL Former Vice President Gore Campaigns for Alvin Brown Back from Egypt:Local Doctor Returns Just In Time JACKSONVILLE, FL (Feb 10th, 2011) … Recently returned from Cairo, Egypt, Dr. Gulani reminisces about staying in Tahrir square just a month before it became a battle ground. The very name of the country EgyptŽ brings childhood fairytales to mind and seeing the great Pyramids, the Sphinx and thousands of year old relics only underscores that once in a lifetime opportunity. I came back admiring the VISION of these ancient inhabitants with their engineering genius, their mathematical acumen, their medical forecasts and their artistic skills that had centuries ago pinnacled to connect with divinity itself. Not in my wildest forecasts could I imagine that beautiful square right next to the world famous Egyptian Museum becoming a battle groundŽ Dr.Gulani Along with Havard Professor Dr. Pineada, Jacksonville eye surgeon, Dr. Arun Gulani were the only two US eye surgeons invited by Cairo University faculty to teach at the recently concluded International Eye Surgery Conference held in CairoEgypt. We accepted the invite to teach our surgical advances and met with progressive surgeons who aspired to make Egyptian eye care, world class. Dr. Gulani spent time at the worlds largest library in Alexandria and admired their modern architecture and voluminous database. World famous eye surgeon, Dr. Gulani often travels globally sharing his futuristic eye surgical techniques with colleagues. When asked whether he shall continue to accept invites worldwide to teach eye surgery given the possible dangers of travel, he said OfcourseIts a privilege to share my work with fellow eye surgeonsŽ. Egypt Lecture Dr. Gulani Tahrir Square Dr. Gulani at the Pyramids. Dr. Gulani at the Sphinx Alvin Brown, Mia Jones, Florida State Representatives and former Vice President Al Gore Alvin Brown for Mayor and former Vice President Al Gore Alvin Brown for Mayor, Betty Burney, Duval County School Board and former Vice President Al Gore

PAGE 14

FEBRUARY 12, 2011 THESTAR PAGE B-6 PAGE B6 C M Y K AREA NEWS Jacksonville Models at Southern WomenSavannah Happy Valentines Day from The Florida & Georgia Star Models on the Move,Ž that was the theme for Karen Washington & Company and Dangerous Curves as they performed at the Southern Womens Show in Savannah, Georgia. The audience was awed as the models walked across the main stage, wearing fashion by Ashley Stewart on Saturday and Sunday. The ladies performance was sponsored by The Georgia Star Newspaper and Impact radio show. Karen Washington was very impressive as she described the each item worn, which included the beautiful black pant suit she wore. If you missed Models on the Move this year, dont allow such to happen in October for Jacksonville and again February, 2012 in Savannah. The Southern Womens Show is indeed, a great show.

PAGE 15

FEBRUARY 12, 2011 THESTAR PAGE B-7 Subscribe to The Florida or Georgia Star NewspaperCall (904) 766-8834 CLASSIFIEDS Place Your Ad We also accept Cash and Money Orders Call Liz 904-766-8834To Advertise Order by Tuesday @ 4:00 p.m. Artwork in by Wednesday @ 4:00 p.m. MISCELLANEOUS FINANCIAL SERVICES ANNOUNCEMENTS $$$ ACCESS LAWSUIT CASH NOW!!! $$$ As seen on TV.$$$ Injury Lawsuit Dragging? Need $500$500,000++within 48/hrs? Low rates APPLY NOW BY PHONE! Call Today! Toll-Free: (800)568-8321 www.lawcapital.com THOMAS PLUMBING REPAIRS Low Rates. (904) 764-9852 HANDYMAN Minor Home Repairs, Painting interior/exterior, Pressure Washing, Exp. & Reasonable Rates Call: 904.768.7671 LIGHTEN YOUR LOAD with W & W Moving & Delivery Service An Experienced & Proud Moving Service Same Day Delivery to Any Local Point Low Hourly or Flat Rate *FREE ESTIMATES CALL TO SCHEDULE YOUR APPOINTMENT! (904) 563-5656 Advertise in Over 100 Papers throughout Florida. Advertising Networks of Florida. Put us to work for You! (866)742-1373 www.florida-classifieds.com HELP WANTED 17 DRIVERS NEEDED! Top 5% Pay! Excellent Benefits New Trucks Ordered! Need CDL-A & 3 mos recent OTR. (877)258-8782 www.melton truck.com Drivers FOOD TANKER DRIVERS NEEDED OTR positions available NOW! CDL-A w/ Tanker REQ'D. Outstanding pay & Benefits! Call a recruiter TODAY! (877)882-6537 www.oakley transport.com Drivers Earn Up to 39¢/mi HOME SEVERAL NIGHTS & WEEKENDS 1 yr OTR Flatbed exp. Call: (800)572-5489 Susan ext. 227 SUNBELT TRANSPORT, LLC Drivers / Teams $1,000.00 SIGN ON BONUS! 100% O/Op Contractor Co. Dedicated Reefer Fleet Run California, Midwest, East. Call (800)237-8288 or visit www.suncocarriers.com Driver $.33/mile to $.42/mile based on length of haul, PLUS $.02/mile safety bonus paid quarterly. Van & Refrigerated. CDL-A w/3 mos current OTR experience. (800)4149569. www.dri veknight.com SERVICES SCHOOLS & EDUCATION OUT OF AREA REAL ESTATE Heat & Air JOBS Ready to work? 3 week accelerated program. Hands on environment. Nationwide certifications and Local Job Placement Assistance! (877)994-9904Approved for VA education benefits. Learn to Operate a Crane or Bulldozer. Heavy Equipment Training. National Certification. Georgia School of Construction. www.Heavy5.com Use code "FLCNH" (866)218-2763 AIRLINES ARE HIRING Train for high paying Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified Housing available. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance (866)314-3769. ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE from Home. *Medical, *Business, *Paralegal, *Crimiinal Justice. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial Aid if qualified. SCHEV certified. Call (877)206-5165, www.Centura.us.com DO YOU EARN $800.00 IN A DAY? Your Own Local Candy Route 25 Machines and Candy All for $9995.00 All Major Credit Cards Accepted (877)915-8222 AINB02653 FOR RENT EMPLOYMENT Change Your Life. Your Future. You have the power to change your future. And you can do it right here at Florida State College at Jacksonville To learn about employment opportunities that are available, please visit our website at Jobs.FSCJ.edu. NOTICE OF POSITIONS AVAILABLE The Florida Star Newspaper The Georgia Star Newspaper Sales, Marketing, Distribution, Layout, Reporter Jacksonville, Starke, Waldo, Gainesville, Archer, Alachua, St. Augustine, Palatka, Palm Coast, Savannah, Hinesville, Darien, Brunswick/Kingsland Call: (904) 766-8834 email: clara@thefloridastar.com INCOME OPPORTUNITY DRIVERS: WERNER NEEDS YOU! IMMEDIATE Opportunities! No CDL, No problem! CDL Traninnig Available.Great Benefits & Potential earnings of $750-800/wk!Call Today! 1-866-457-6236 EPIPHANY MANOR62+ Income eligible Studios & One bedrooms 386-767-2556 TTY 1800-955-9771 SUMMONS AND NOTICE OF FILING STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF RICHLAND Yvonne Green Jones, Plaintiff vs. Clarence Adolphus B. Jones, Defendant TO DEFENDANT, CLARENCE ADOLPHUS B. JONES: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to answer the Complaint for Divorce, the original of which has been filed in the Richland County Family Court at the Office of the Clerk of Family Court, 1701 Main Street, Columbia, SC, 29201 on October 25, 2010, a copy of which can be delivered to you upon request; and to serve a copy of your Answer to this Complaint upon Plaintiffs attorney, the subscribed, at the address shown below, within thirty (30) days after service hereof, exclusive of the day of such service. If you fail to Answer the Complaint for Divorce, judgement by default will be rendered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. Lillie C. Hart, Attorney for Plaintiff, P.O. Box 24465 Columbia, SC 29224 PUBLIC NOTICE Own 20 Acres Only $129/mo. $13,900 near growing El Paso, Texas (safest city in America!) Low down, no credit checks, owner financing. Free map/pictures (866)485-4364 www.sunsetranches.com BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY DAY CARE Jacksonville Newest & Most Exciting DaycareRAINBOW N LOLLIPOP EARLY LEARNING CTR1233 Lane Ave, Bldg. #39 Tele: 781-9998 or 781-9995 Offering FREE & REDUCED LUNCH Famliy Reunion T-Shirts. New online ordering program.. promonorm@gmail.com 262-9155 PUBLISHED NOTICE JASMINE HOWARD Case No. 10SC011625You are being sued by JSM Properties, LLC in Dane County Small Claims Court. There is an answer date of February 9, 2011 at 9:00 a.m. for the above mentioned case. I will be asking the Court for a judgment in the amount of $2187.10, together with costs and such other relief as the Court deems proper. IF YOU WISH TO DISPUTE THIS MATTER, you must send a written answer addressed to: Dane County Courthouse Attn: Clerk of Corts, 215 South Hamilton Street, Room 1000, Madison, WI, 53703 on or before February 9, 2011 at 9:00 a.m. (This date represents a written answer date, NOT AN APPEARANCE DATE). You must also send a copy of your written answer to me at the address listed below. Upon receipt of the answer, the Court will then schedule the matter for a hearing and mail notices to all parties. IF YOU DO NOT FILE A WRITTEN ANSWER a judgment may be awarded to me for the total amount indicated above. JSM Properties, LLC, Attn: Lynn Cliff 101 N. Mills Street, Madison, WI 53715 REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS Proposal Number: 11-09CONSULTANT FOR FEDERAL GOVERNMENTRelations FOR THE JACKSONVILLE PORT AUTHORITYProposals will be received by the Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT) until 3:00 p.m. (EST), on Thursday, February 24, 2011 at which time they will be opened in the First Floor Conference Room, 2831 Talleyrand Avenue, Jacksonville, Florida 32206. All Proposals must be submitted in accordance with the Specifications of Proposal Number 11-19, which may be obtained on Monday, February 7, 2011 from the bidding opportunities website: http://www.jaxport.com/about/projects.cfm.Procurement & Contract Services Department P.O. Box 3005 Jacksonville, Florida 32206 (904) 367-3455 Dr. Black JackPROBLEM ELIMINATORWhat you read...is what you get. There is no problem so great that Black Jack cant solve. If you want Dr. Black Jack to work something good for you, then he will work something good for you. If you want him to work something dirty for you then he will work something dirty for you. Dr. Black Jack is one of the most powerful men in the world today. He is the man you need to see. All you need to do is contact Dr. Black Jack by phone or letter and let him know what you want to do. If you have children or loved ones in jail or prison, if you have someone on crack, PCP or any drugs at all, Dr. Black Jack can help you. Black Jack has some of the most powerful hands and oils in the world today. If youre sincere about solving your problems, then call the man whos sincere about his work. Hes Big, Hes Bad, Hes Black. Hes Dr. Black Jack. Call or Write Immediately. 24 Hours a Day 7 Days a Week Write to: P.O. Box 276 Stafford, TX 77497 Call: (832) 646-1924

PAGE 16

PAGE B-8 THE STAR FEBRUARY 12, 2011 Vqr"42"Rnc{nkuv""/"Qevqdgt/Pqxgodgt""4232 Nkuvgp"vq"YEIN"CO"3582"NKXG"cv"yyy0yein35820eqo# 30""Pqdqf{"ItgcvgtXcUjcyp"Okvejgnn 40""Kv‘u"Cnn"IqfVjg"Uqwn"Uggmgtu """"""""""""""" Hgcv0"Octxkp"Ykpcpu 50""K"Yqp‘v"Ngv"[qw"HcnnJgngp"Oknngt"("Pgy"Cpqkpvkpi 60""Kv‘u"Cdqwv"Vkog"Hqt"C"Oktceng """""""""""""""Dgx gtn{"Etcyhqtf 70""K"Ycpv"Vq"Uc{"Vjcpm"[qwNkuc"Rcig"Dtqqmu 80""Ngcxg"Kv"Kp"Vjg"Jcpfu"qh"vjg"Nqtf """"""""Vjg" Uwrtgog"9 90""K"Ejqug"Vq"YqtujkrYguu"Oqticp :0""Qp"O{"Yc{"Dcem"Wr """""""""""""""""""""""""""" Lkoo{"Jkemu"("XQK" ;0""Jqnf"Qp """""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""Vjg" Dtqyp"Ukuvgtu 320""Lguwu"[qw"Ctg """""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""C rtkn"Pgxgnu 330"Nqtf"Fq"Kv """"Cnxkp" Fctnkpi 340""Pqdqf{"Nkmg"[qw """"""""""""""""""""""""""""""""" Htgf"Jcooqpf 350""K"Ikxg"O{ugnh"Cyc{ """"""""""""""""""""""""""""""Y knnkco"OeFqygnn 360"Vwtp"Kv"Qxgt"Vq"Lguwu"Vjg"Ugeqpf"Ejcrvgt 370"Lwuv"hqt"Og """"""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""" Ujgmkpcj"Inqt{"Okpkuvt{""" 380""Nqtf"Yg"Rtckug"[qwRjqgpkz"Ocuu"Ejqkt 390"Gzrgev"Vjg"ItgcvLqpcvjcp"Pgnuqp 3:0"Nqtf"[qw‘tg"Okijv{[qwvjhwn"Rtckug"hgcv0"L0L0"Jcktuvqp 3;0""Jg"Ycpvu"Kv"Cnn"Hqtgxgt"Lqpgu 420""Lwuv"Uvcpf"Jqrg"Ejcrgn"Ocuu"Ejqkt TGCN"GUVCVG

PAGE 17

FEBRUARY 12, 2011THE STARPR 1 PREP RAP PREP RAP TEVYN COLE NAMED AS ONE OF NATION'S TOP 25 UNDER 22TheRoot.com Hand Picked 25 Young, Black Innovators for Month Long Feature Eighteen years old Tevyn Cole, owner of School Me Clothing, is named as one of the nation's 'Top 25 Under 22' for TheRoot.com. According to TheRoot.com these 25 change makers were selected after sifting through hundreds of entries and research. "We embarked on a nationwide search to find African-American youth, ages 16 to 21, who are innovators in the green movement, science and technology, social justice, business and the arts. The 25 winners we selected for our Young Futurists list are committed to making the world a better place and are actively doing something about it." The Top 25 list is comprised of high school and college students from around the country, but they share a common interest to make a difference and leave a legacy. "I am completely honored to be named among the Top 25 Under 22. I want to continue to make a difference in this world and I look forward to possibly collaborating with the other Top 25 winners. It's all about helping each other to reach the goal," says Tevyn Cole. Visit www.theroot.com to see Tevyn Cole and the other 24 future leaders. Tevyn, who just recently returned from a teaching assignment in Korea, is a junior at Eastern Michigan University majoring in international business and Japanese. He is a Steve Harvey Disney Dreamer, 2010 Black Enterprise Teenpreneur of the Year nominee, 2010 Ebony Magazine Breakout to Watch and winner of the Laila Ali/Kroger "I Can Make History" Contest. He has also received several recognitions within his community and school for his commitment to service and academics. In addition, Tevyn Cole is a teen motivational speaker and has a true passion for positively impacting his peers. FAMU Alumna is the first AfricanAmerican Female to Attend the University of Florida MD-PhD ProgramTALLAHASSEE, Fla. … Florida A&M University (FAMU) alumna Brittney Newby recently became the first African-American female to be admitted into the University of Florida (UF) MD-PhD program. Newby, an Atlanta, Ga. native, graduated summa cum laude in the spring of 2009 from FAMU with a bachelors degree in chemistry. She was officially accepted into UFs prestigious program Jan. 18. It is very humbling,Ž said Newby. I cant help but to think of all of the people that have paved the way. Without them, I wouldnt even have the opportunity to partake in this prestigious program. I have dreamed of being a doctor and changing the dynamics of healthcare for pretty much all of my life. I think being the first African-American female accepted is just a bonus. It gives me a chance to provide a good example for those who come behind me.Ž The University of Floridas MD-PhD program was created in 1967. Each year, the program only admits eight students due to the fact that the students full tuition is paid along with paying the students a monthly stipend of $1,900 per month. Dr. Lekan Latinwo, chair of FAMUs Department of Biology, Dr. James Adams, cochair, and Letina Banks, pre-health advisor, met with the director of the University of Floridas MD-PhD program Dr. Stephen Hsu and his assistant, Skip Harris, in hopes of increasing UFs admission of more minority students into their program. When I read Brittneys personal statement, I told her she would be our first student to enter into the MD-PhD program at the University of Florida due to her extensive research experience,Ž Banks said. We started working together to make sure this happened.Ž Newby currently works at the Childrens Hospital in Boston as a research assistant. In her lab, she investigates the role of genetics on the progression of skeletal disorders, while also investigating the biological aspects of these disorders through mouse models. My day-to-day typically involves running experiments, genotyping samples and looking after the mouse colony,Ž she said. While working at the Childrens Hospital-Boston, I have been able to gain extensive insight on what entails the life of a physician scientist.Ž Newby, who was a player on the Lady Rattler Softball Team, said the university was instrumental in her development as a student and a person. At FAMU, I wasnt just a student, I was a part of a family,Ž said Newby. My teachers were amazing „ many of which I can still call if I need any advice. While a student at FAMU, sometimes I would think, Why am I learning this or why is the coursework so difficult? But as I look back on my time at FAMU, I am very happy to have had such rigorous coursework because it has truly prepared me for medical school.Ž After graduation, Newby hopes to work as a pediatric physician. Depending on my specialization and field of research, my research will be impacted by my clinical experiences with patients,Ž she said. Hopefully, my research will translate into new approaches for diagnosis, prevention and treatment of diseases. Right now, I am most interested in the pathology of disease and the biological mechanisms involved in the progression of disease.Ž

PAGE 18

FEBRUARY 12, 2011THE STARPR 2 PREP RAP PREP RAPAUTHOR DR. BELL ENCOURAGES YOUTH AND SPEAKS TO URBAN PROBLEMS IN NEW CHILDRENS BOOK, I THINK I CAN BE A DOCTORMEMPHIS, TENN) Author and Podiatrist Dr. John E. Bell will release his second book on January 15, 2011 to address issues in the black family. I Think I Can Be A Doctor is a childrens book unlike any on the shelves today. Addressing such issues as premarital sex, gangs, drugs and other problems that youth face, this book serves as a tool for parents and concerned adults to broach sensitive subject-matter. As a father, a mentor and a concerned citizen, I wrote I Think I Can Be A Doctor to help the parents, teachers, social workers, etc. introduce very important issues with young children. I perused the shelves for months looking for books that did the same and when I did not see what I was looking for, I sat down and wrote the book myself. Its illustrated and thoughtful for children, yet it is impactful and encourages youth to do well in school, avoid the pitfalls of bad decisions and most importantly dream big,Ž said Bell. One conversation can change a childs life. Jeremy is a nine-year old boy from a single-parent home who wants nothing more in the world than to become a doctor. Surrounded by the grim reality of the inner-city, he is constantly encouraged by his working mom to do well in school, go to college and become what his heart desires. She only hopes that her constant talks with her son will prevent him from being a statistic like his previously deceased cousin. While on a skating trip with friends from school, Jeremy suffers and injury that sends him to the emergency room, where he meets Dr. Moses. Dr. Moses is immediately taken by Jeremy and his mother and spends the remainder of the evening discussing with the young boy how to avoid bad choices like underage drinking and smoking, gangs and premarital sex. He also recruits Jeremy for his mentorship program. This after-school program helps shape Jeremys life and eventually helps him become the doctor. See how guidance from the community, support from home and believing in a child can help change his life in the childrens book, I Think I Can Be A Doctor. For a review copy or to schedule an interview, please contact RiverHouse Publishing at 910-539-9393 or visit Dr. John E. Bells website (www.drjohnebell.com), where you can also purchase a copy of the PDF for $5 or pre-order the book today for $10. Urban Teen Dating Violence Epidemic Prompts Tour Teaching Students Valuable Tools to Civility and Dating Etiquette(RPRN) „ Urban etiquette industry leader NAUEP, (National Association of Urban Etiquette Professionals), a division of the award winning online community, www.urbangirlz.org announces the launch of the Just Me and You...Teen Dating Etiquette Tour in recognition of Teen Dating Violence Prevention Month in February. According to African Voices Against Violence, Tufts University, the number one killer of African-American women ages 15 to 34 is homicide at the hands of a current or former intimate partner. Furthermore, a study of eighth and ninth graders, Vangie A. Foshee of the Safe Date Project concluded that 25 percent of students indicated they had been victims of dating violence, including eight percent who disclosed being sexually abused. "We had to break up a fight between an athlete and his girlfriend last week, and that wasn't the first time," says Yolanda D., school teacher. "These statistics and incidences have become common place in urban relationships because urban teens are rarely exposed to teen dating etiquette. They often lack the communication, conflict management and dating etiquette skills crucial to maintaining healthy relationships," says UrbanGirlz, Inc. CEO and founder Trenette Wilson. The teen dating etiquette tour, resource central and the Designer's Daughter novel and play are all a part of a campaign designed to bring awareness to the issue of teen dating violence in the urban community. The tour will kick off with the Just Me and You...Teen Dating Etiquette Tour specifically designed to empower urban youth with dating etiquette skills, conflict management techniques, and communication strategies. Additional activities include an online resource central at www.urbangirlz.org, and the dynamic book and stage play, The Designer's Daughter: What do you do...When the Perfect Love Hurts?, written and produced by UrbanGirlz founder and CEO, Trenette Wilson. The novel and play depict the perils of teen dating violence. The play will debut in Dallas, Texas on Saturday, February 26, 2011. The Designer's Daughter novel is part of the Buy a Book Give a Book Campaign, where individuals, organizations and others purchase a book to donate to schools and domestic abuse shelters and programs. For more information or for interviews contact, Tiffany Turner at 214.271.6164, email news@urbangirlz.org. 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 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 TimesUnion, 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.

PAGE 19

FEBRUARY 12, 2011THE STARPR 3 PREP RAP PREP RAP

PAGE 20

FEBRUARY 12, 2011THE STARPR 4 PREP RAP PREP RAP Literacy History Celebration(BLACK PR WIRE) On Saturday, February 26, 2011 the Youth Survivors Foundation, Inc. will host the 4th Annual Literacy & History Celebration at the Broward Central Regional Park located at 3700 NW 11 Place, Lauderhill, Florida 33311. The event celebrates the survival and success of Africans in the Diaspora and promotes the importance of education in minority communities. The event features an inspirational book give away, Gifted hands by Dr. Ben Carson, Black History Month trivia and prizes. There will be plenty of food, drinks, and a DJ. Tickets are only $10 for adults (12 and up) and $5 for children (ages 511). Bring the entire family for a fun filled day supporting a worthy cause. The Youth Survivors Foundation, Inc. is non-profit organization whose vision is to rejuvenate, support and empower at risk youth by providing services that will introduce them to all of their possibilities, expose them to all of lifes rewards, and teach them to utilize all resources to secure success. The organization has an active and impactful teen and adult mentor program, speaker series, and college scholarship. For more information about tickets sales call 305 495 8252, email sjarrett@ysfi.org, and visit our website at www.ysfi.org. Also, follow our journey on Facebook. JACKSONVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY OFFERS STUDENT FINANCIAL AID WORKSHOPSSessions provide an introduction to filling out federal student aid forms JACKSONVILLE, Fla., … The Jacksonville Public Library, in partnership with the Florida Department of Education Office of Student Financial Assistance (OSFA), will present, Figuring Out FAFSA,Ž a free session offering a thorough explanation of the college financial aid application process, including tips for filling out forms. WHEN: Monday, Feb. 14, 6:30 … 8:30 p.m Webb Wesconnett Branch Library 6887 103rd St. … 32210, (904) 778-7305 Tuesday, Feb. 15, 6:30 … 8:30 p.m. Regency Square Regional Library 9900 Regency Square Blvd. … 32225, (904) 726-5142 Wednesday Feb. 16, 6:30 … 8:30 p.m. Beaches Regional Library 600 Third St., Neptune Beach … 32266, (904) 241-1141 The OSFA serves as a guarantor for the Federal Family Education Loan Program (FFELP) and the administrator of Florida's scholarship and grant programs. The OSFA mission is to facilitate higher education access and services by providing exemplary customer attention, comprehensive financial aid information, and convenient and efficient products.

PAGE 21

Georgia Man Commits DriveThrough Bank RobberyGlynn County police are searching for a man they say robbed a bank using the drive-through late Tuesday afternoon. According to authorities, the man placed what appeared to be an explosive device in the drive-through teller drawer at the Southeastern Bank on 15 Trade Street before demanding money from the teller. The terrified bank employee quickly complied, placing an undisclosed amount of money in the drawer and sending it back out to the man. The robber sped off with the cash and left the device with the teller. It turned out to be a fake. On-site security immediately evacuated the bank building of all patrons and personnel. The building was completely empty by the time police arrived on the scene. Police said the robber was a white man driving what was possibly a 1990s model, dark Chevrolet Silverado. Anyone with information about the robber is asked to call Glynn County detectives at 912-554-7817, Silent Witness at 912-264-1333 or the FBI at 912-2652560. C&J1 C M Y K Crime and Justice Crime and JusticeA Publication of the Florida Star and Georgia Star February 12, 2011THE STARVol. 1, No. 12 Teen Stabs Girl Who Claimed To Be PregnantA Ypsilanti High School student has been charged with assault with intent to murder after he repeatedly stabbed a teenage girl after she told him she was pregnant. 17-year-old Cortae Diaz Kelly, a student at the Michigan high school, was allegedly in a romantic relationship with another student when the girl approached him after school with the pregnancy news. According to police, Kelly then led the girl to a wooded area nearby where he used a knife to stab her twelve times in the head, back and hands. The girl pretended to be dead until Kelly fled the scene. She was later discovered by a passerby who called 911. When she was rushed to St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, doctors found that she was not pregnant after all. She is now recovering in the intensive care unit. Kelly was later found and arrested. He confessed his crime to the police, saying that he fully intended to kill the girl and only left the scene of the crime after he believed she was dead. Students and teachers at Ypsilanti High School are still stunned at Kellys brutality. Some students remember Kelly as being very quiet and known not to speak to any other students in his classes. Kelly, who had never before been accused of any violent crime in the past, is now being held on a $1 million bond. Woman Charged For Making Child Porn For BoyfriendA 35-year-old woman now faces life in prison after she was found guilty of taking pornographic pictures of children to give to her boyfriend. Jodi Vinson of Lakeland, FL took pornographic photographs of two female relatives who were 7 and 10 years old for her 30-year-old boyfriend, Ricky Bailey. Vinson, who claims Bailey forced her to take the pictures, was charged with more than 40 criminal counts in all and faces up to life in prison. As an African American newspaper, we basically report on offenses committed by African Americans. Please note that in our observations, weekly reports show that African Americans DO NOT commit the largest percentage of criminal offenses in this ar ea.Cortae Kelly

PAGE 22

C&J PAGE A-2 THE STAR February 12, 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. Beware of email scams. Be vigilant against so-called investments that only seek to take your money and leave you broke. The Bait: Emails touting "investments" that promise high rates of return with little or no risk. One version seeks investors to help form an offshore bank. Others are vague about the nature of the investment, but stress the rates of return. Promoters hype their high-level financial connections; the fact that they're privy to inside information; that they'll guarantee the investment; or that they'll buy it back. To close the deal, they often serve up phony statistics, misrepresent the significance of a current event, or stress the unique quality of their offering. And they'll almost always try to rush you into a decision. The Catch: Many unsolicited schemes are a good investment for the promoters, but not for participants. Promoters of fraudulent investments operate a particular scam for a short time, close down before they can be detected, and quickly spend the money they take in. Often, they reopen under another name, selling another investment scam. Your Safety Net: Take your time in evaluating the legitimacy of an offer: The higher the promised return, the higher the risk. Don't let a promoter pressure you into committing to an investment before you are certain it's legitimate. Hire your own attorney or an accountant to take a look at any investment offer, too. Your Safety Your Safety ---SCAM ALERT---The St. Johns County Sheriffs Office responds to numerous complaints of suspected scams almost daily. The types of scams vary and their victims can be anyone, although many times our elderly are targeted. A 78-year old Ponte Vedra Beach woman reported a scam that netted the swindler over $5,000 this week. The victim told deputies that she received a telephone call on Monday from a male subject who identified himself as a bank manager. This subject told the victim that an unknown subject at the bank had recently removed money from her account and they needed to conduct an investigation with her assistance. The subject told the victim to withdraw $5,600 in large bills and then respond to a grocery store parking lot to meet with an investigator. She would be contacted Wednesday morning. The victim agreed to assist the subject who sounded believable. After turning over the envelope with over $5,000 in cash the victim told the deputy that she had a bad feeling about the transaction, but was hoping that she would be contacted Wednesday. When that call never came she reported the incident to the Sheriffs Office. Other scams have been reported over the past week however, the victims for one reason or another did not lose any money. An 82-year old Ponte Vedra Beach woman reported that she received a telephone call from a subject claiming to be an investigator with the U.S. Customs who stated there was a warrant for her arrest out of the Dominican Republic for purchasing illegal prescription drugs through the mail. The scammer told the victim for $15,000 she could have the charges dismissed. A short time later she was told that the judgeŽ lowered the amount needed to $1,500. The calls stopped after the responding deputy intercepted another call to the victim. An 80-year old St. Johns County man told deputies that he and his wife received a phone call Wednesday morning from a woman who claimed to be their granddaughter who was in jail in Canada and she needed $4,200 to post bail. The victims could not reach their granddaughter and they went to withdraw money from their bank. As the victim was waiting to wire the money to the scammer, the victims granddaughter returned their call and they halted the transaction. These scams can be received in many formats, the telephone, Internet and, just yesterday, a St. Johns County business received a fax reportedly from the U.S. Department of Transportation requesting the companys banking information. A company representative conducted online research and discovered that it was a scam.For additional valuable information please visit the St. Johns County Sheriffs Office website atwww.sjso.org or the F.B.I. website at www.fbi.gov.

PAGE 23

Jax Police Officer CarjackedAn off-duty Jacksonville police officer found herself the victim of a carjacking Sunday night as she waited for a friend. The 32-year-old female officer told police that as she was sitting with her drivers door open and her legs on the curb, a man jumped into the passenger seat of her personal car in the 100 block of South Hogan Street, pointed a gun at her and told her to drive. The officer did not resist and instead did as she was told, driving down West Water St. at 10:45 p.m. The gunman then demanded that she hand over all her money and her identification. When the officer told him she did not have her identification, he took her gold bracelet and cell phone instead and ordered her out of the car unharmed outside the Prime Osborn Convention Center. Once the man hopped in the drivers seat and drove off, the officer walked to the Omni Hotel downtown and called for help. The robber is still at large. Police are now searching for the officers gold 2005 Nissan Altima. Persons with information are encouraged to contact the police. Florida Officer Convicted of Molesting Young Teen GirlsA Miami-Dade police officer was charged Tuesday with two counts of lewd and lascivious molestation. Juan Carlos Rodriguez, 24, had been known in the neighborhood he served as a menace to young women. According to his arrest warrant, Rodriguez pulled over a car behind a CVS pharmacy on January 7 and fondled the breasts of the two 14-year-old girls who were passengers in the car. Two other 16-year-old girls had made similar allegations against Rodriguez in a separate incident. Rodriguez was relieved of duty immediately following the incident and is now being held on $80,000 bond, which is nearly half the amount a bond court judge set on Friday of $150,000. C&J PAGE A-3 THE STAR February 12, 2011 In Your Neighborhood In Your Neighborhood Man Arrested For Bus Stop StabbingJacksonville police have arrested a homeless man for a stabbing that occurred near a downtown bus terminal. Ira Tucker, who is charged with aggravated battery and possession of marijuana, stabbed another transient man during an argument on the sidewalk. A Jacksonville Transportation Authority employee told police that the two men were continuing an argument that they had become engaged in days before the stabbing at a local soup kitchen. Off-duty police officers at the scene were able to break up the fight before anyone sustained serious injuries. The victim was taken to Shands Jacksonville and had not sustained any life-threatening injuries. Clay County Cop Faces Sexual Battery ChargesThough what had transpired between a 10-year police veteran of the Clay County Sheriffs Office and an adult female on New Years Eve of this year is still shrouded in secrecy, Ernest Charles List, 34, has been charged with felony domestic battery and attempted sexual battery. The name, age and relationship of the adult female victim was not released under public privacy laws, as she was the victim of a sex crime. List, who worked most recently as a detective in the departments white collar crime unit, was immediately terminated and booked into the Clay County jail Monday on $250,000 bail. Lists first appearance before a judge Tuesday morning was in jail rather than in court because he is a former law enforcement officer. Crime Watch Crime Watch Juan Rodriguez

PAGE 24

C&J4 C M Y K MISSING PERSONS MISSING PERSONS Criminal Line-Up Criminal Line-Up Name: Marcie Crane Age: 36Height: Unknown Weight: Unknown Last seen 10/01/03 in Marietta, Ga. May be in the company of a man. Foul play is suspected. DUMBEST CRIMINALS DUMBEST CRIMINALS Name: Jasmine Earl Age: 24Height: 51Ž Weight: 120lbs Last seen 06/14/05 in DeKalb County, Ga. Has pierced ears and tattoo UniqueŽ on left arm. Name: Christopher Thompkins Age: 29Height: 56Ž Weight: 124lbs Last seen 01/25/02 in Ellersie, Ga. Has arm tattoo of ice cream cone with ChrisŽ written inside it. Name: Leonard Mayes, Jr. Age: 44Height: 57Ž Weight: 205lbs Last seen 07/03/07 in DeKalb County, Ga. Walks with a slight limp. Name: Monica Bowie Age: 37Height: 54Ž Weight: 135lbs Was kidnapped 07/05/07 from the Berkshire at Lenox Apartments in Atlanta, Ga. MOST WANTED MOST WANTED Not-So-Free SpeechA Florida woman who found herself seriously annoyed with a visitor to her home took matters into her own hands when she called the police on him. Her reason? He had called her names and wouldnt shut upŽ. In total, Anita Lewis called 911 three times during an argument with the gentleman, ultimately landing her behind bars on a misdemeanor misuse of 911 charge. Predators Become PreyThree Lakeview, FL men had believed theyd gotten away scot-free after robbing a local commercial building around 4 a.m. Unfortunately for the young offenders, police were able to follow their tracks in the freshly-fallen snow from the business right to the front door of the home of one of the suspects. Each man was charged with three felonies. 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: Allen Nelson Age: 21 Offense: Concealed Gun Name: Branden Bailey Age: 21 Offense: Fleeing Scene Name: Larry Smith Age: 45 Offense: Burglary Name: Grady Lingard Age: 37 Offense: Battery Name: Jamar StevensAge: 22 Offense: Battery Name: Antonio Adams Age: 27 Offense: Aggrav. Assault Name: Willie AdamsOffense: Molestation Name: Chris Brown Offense: Burglary Name: Keith Allen Offense: Kidnapping Name: Leroy Bass, Jr. Offense: Molestation Name: Ronald AdgerOffense: Molestation February 12, 2011THE STARC&J Page A-4 BACK ON THE STREET BACK ON THE STREET RECENT ARRESTS RECENT ARRESTS Name: Lance Aikens Offense: Robbery


MISSING IMAGE

Material Information

Title:
Florida star
Uniform Title:
Florida star (Jacksonville, Fla.)
Alternate Title:
Florida star news
Physical Description:
v. : ill. ; 58 cm.
Language:
English
Publisher:
The Florida Star Pub. Co.
Place of Publication:
Jacksonville Fla
Publication Date:
Frequency:
weekly
regular

Subjects

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

Notes

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

Record Information

Source Institution:
University of Florida
Rights Management:
All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier:
aleph - 000581378
oclc - 02261130
notis - ADA9536
lccn - sn 83045218
issn - 0740-798X
System ID:
UF00028362:01052

Related Items

Preceded by:
Florida star and news

MISSING IMAGE

Material Information

Title:
Florida star
Uniform Title:
Florida star (Jacksonville, Fla.)
Alternate Title:
Florida star news
Physical Description:
v. : ill. ; 58 cm.
Language:
English
Publisher:
The Florida Star Pub. Co.
Place of Publication:
Jacksonville Fla
Publication Date:
Frequency:
weekly
regular

Subjects

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

Notes

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

Record Information

Source Institution:
University of Florida
Rights Management:
All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier:
aleph - 000581378
oclc - 02261130
notis - ADA9536
lccn - sn 83045218
issn - 0740-798X
System ID:
UF00028362:01052

Related Items

Preceded by:
Florida star and news


This item has the following downloads:


Full Text





I OTEATF RDSOLET ARGESTSIMOST RADAFRICAN AMERIANONEDNE SPAPE


Can't Get to the Store
Have The Star Delivered


An Award
Winning
Publication,
serving you
since 1951.
Rated "A" by
the Better
Business Bureau


FREE TICKETS
Car and Truck Show 904-766-8834

Southern Women -See B-1 and B-6
Sports See Page B-4


- THFLORI__THE



*FLORIDA STAR


www.thefloridastar.com


The Florida Star,
The Georgia Star!
Impact Radio
105.3 & AM1360
(904) 766-8834

Read The Florida
and Georgia Star
Newspapers.
Listen to IMPACT
Radio Talk Show.
WWW.thefloridastar.com
Still the people's
choice, striving to
make a difference.


Michelle dies of murder, Larry commits suicide
by: Clara McLaughlin, The Florida Star

Si It started on January 10, 2011, when
Michelle McCoy, left home and told her
twin sister that she felt fear and request-
ed she call her later. Her sister followed
through but Michelle never answered
her telephone.
The family stated, according to reports,
that after a few days and not hearing
from Michelle, they reported her miss-
.- ing. It was also learned that a witness
Larry Thompson, 52, Abduction View of Eighth Street, blocked off. Photo by FMPowell3 Michelle McCoy, 20, murdered said that on the night of January 10, he
Suspect saw Michelle being forced into a silver
or grey mini-van, and called 911. He also attempted to follow the van but lost contact. An officer from the Sheriff's Office did come to investigate the caller's report but
did find, according to reports, information that made him feel she was actually not in danger since the family did not provide a name of the person she was going to meet,
that caused her fear.
The family became more concern and placed flyers around the area and reported her missing on January 28. MAD DADS and other members of the community joined
together to search for Michelle and on February 4, 2011, Michelle's remains were found in an area that The Florida Star was told, belonged to members of the Thompson
family. The Florida Star was also told that Michelle and Larry had a romantic relationship, despite the difference in age. In fact, Thompson family members advised The
Star that Larry was very proud of his relationship with Michelle and told them that he was providing financial support to Michelle, and other Michelle Continued, A-7

Marvin Sease, the "Candylicker" dies President and National Policy Alliance
He started his career as a gospel artist and eventually n er
formed his own R&B group. Born in Blackville, South On February 8, the
President met with mem-
Carolina, Marvin Sease, 64, was a southern soul per-
former known for his sexually explicit songs on the so- bers off the National Policy
called southern 'chittlin' circuit. Alliance (NPA) to discuss
a variety of issues includ-
Sease died on Tuesday, February 8 at the age of 64, in is
V ing his vision for America
Vicksburg, Miss.
icsbrg Mis to win the future by out-
Marvin Sease, 64 Sease's biggest hit was the 1987 song, "Candylicker." innovating, out-educating,
According to reports, this almost single-entendre cele- a
and out-building global
bration of sex became a smash hit, and Sease took its title as his professional nick- competitors while bal
competitors while balanc-
name.
ing our nation's budget and
Where is the Monev for Blacks? reforming our government.


J


President Obama spoke before the Chamber of
Commerce on Monday and made a call to action for
America's business leaders. He made a pledge to
help create an environment where businesses can
\ innovate, grow and succeed by upgrading trans-
portation and communication networks, investing in
education, and adjusting the tax code and the regula-
tory system the president urged business leaders to
"get in the game," and meet their responsibilities in
helping the economy recover: "And if there's a rea-
son you don't share my confidence, if there's a reason
you don't believe that this is the time to get off the
sidelines -- to hire and to invest -- I want to know
about it. I want to fix it," said the president.
A recent report by Market Watch says that the Great Recession has been hard on
almost everyone but, it has really been tough in black households who have seen
much of the economic progress of the past generations disappear.
The typical Black family is poorer by some standards today then it was nearly 30
years ago. In a country where access to capital is everything, most Blacks have noth-
ing.
The racial disparities in employment are well known and has devastated the wealth
of Black families.
It is time for Black America to wise up.
The United for a Fair Economy, a Boston-based non-profit organization that ana-
lyzes economic disparities, says that they estimate that Blacks have suffered the
greatest loss of wealth in modem history.
By 2012, the organization predicts that African American neighborhoods could be
drained of nearly #200 billion in housing losses alone.
One good point says the Census Bureau is that the number of Black-owned busi-
nesses skyrocketed in America between 2002 and 2007. Prince George's County,
Maryland, led the nation with 55 percent of its businesses owned by African
Americans. The bottom line is, for Black Americans, is that we need to pick up the
pieces and start anew carefully, and together.
We are looking at February as Black History Month. This is the time to start our
history again, in the positive manner we did in the past. We must get our children
and their children back on track. We must get with our politicians and each other.
We must educate ourselves and our children and we must make it count VOTE!
We can't wait!


President meets witn tne National Policy Alliance in
Roosevelt Room of the White House on Tuesday.
Photo by Pete Souza, The White House Photographer


The President and the par-
ticipants at the meeting
President See A-7


Aretha Franklin-Honored at the Grammy
Aretha Franklin, has been ill but says she is doing fine as
she prepares to receive a star-studded tribute during the
53rd Annual Grammy Awards.
Scheduled are some of the top female singers today to pay
tribute to The Queen of Soul. The event will be televised
internationally and digitally live from Los Angeles on
February 13 at 8:00 p.m. EST.
Those who will be there for her are Jennifer Hudson who
will join gospel diva and radio personality, Yolanda Adams,
Aretha Franklin
country superstar Martin McBridge, London rocker
Florence Welch of Florence + The Machine, and Christina
Aguilera for a musical tribute to Ms. Franklin.
Aretha Franklin is a 18-time Grammy Award winner and is currently up for anoth-
er trophy this year with Ronald Isley on the duet, "You've Got A Friend."
Because of her illness, she will not attend the ceremony but will appear via video
and will be at home watching. It is rumored that Whitney Houston will appear.

Georgia Students Show Positive

Gains on School Writing Test
In the 1970's African American communities were devastated by the closing and
reconfiguration of its high schools. In 2011 these same communities are once again
facing a possible blow> The Florida Department of Education is requiring Duval
County Public Schools to select an Intervene Option of closure, Charter or Education
Management Organization solely on the basis of FCAT.
Georgia made positive gains on the 2010 Georgia High School Writing Test.
Ninety-four percent of all students met or exceeded the standard for the test, a five
percentage point increase from 89 percent in 2009.
Since the inception of the Georgia High School Writing Test as a GPS-based test
in 2007, the percent of all students meeting or exceeding the standard for the test has
increased by six percentage points from 88% in 2007 to 94% in 2010.
As a concerned citizens, shouldn't we be looking at states that are using a test that
works for us to follow? We need fair grading in Florida. Don't let the system take
away our right to really be educated.


Editorial A-2
Church ... .... A-3
Lifestyle A-4
State-National . . .A-5
Entertainment A-6
Prep Rap. . B-5 & 6
Local B-1
Columns .... ..B-2
Sports B-4
Did You Hear . .. B-3
Classified & Business B-7


8 51069 00151 0


bIie I iz yoursevIiIIces? If yo
answred ESthenyou eedto pace n a


ino~heloidstrTo

LL a irki ; c.


~ ~,,,~


i--


I









THE STAR


FEBRUARY 12, 2011


SALES & MARKETING OFFICE/ACCOUNTS MANAGER
--CLMAY FORD, LAYOUT EDITOR TMcLAUGHL MIKE BONTSLE, SPECIAL SECTIONS
JULIA BOWER/PUBLS, CRIME & JUSTICERICKYMcLAUGHL
LONZIE LEATH,N PROCTOR GEORGIA MARKETINGFEFIE
MANAGEMENT YOLANDA KNUCKLE, COLUMNS
LIZ BILLINGSLEA
SALES & MARKETING OFFICE/ACCOUNTS MANAGER
MAY FORD, LAYOUT EDITOR TIA AYELE, SPECIAL SECTIONS
JULIA BOWERS, CRIME & JUSTICE
ALLEN PROCTOR GEORGIA MARKETING
DESIGN AND WEB SITE PARTNER ANGELA FAVORS MORRELL
BETTY DAVIS DISTRIBUTION
LIFESTYLE/ SOCIETY COLUMNIST HERMAN ROBINSON, DAVID SCOTT
Investigative Reporter: Lonzie Leath, Features: Dementrious Lawrence
Reporters/Photographers: Marsha Phelts, Carl Davis, Laurence Greene, F.
M. Powell III, Michael Phelts, Richard McLaughlin, Andrea F. K. Ortiz,
Angela Morrell, Joseph Lorentzon, Scott Jurrens, Cheryl Williams
Columnists: Ulysses Watkins, Jr., M.D., Ester Davis, Lucius Gantt,
Deanna, Cynthia Ferrell, Delores Mainor Woods, Farris Long
Distribution and Sales: Dan & Pat Randolph, Abeye Ayele, Cassie
Williams, Angela Beans, Tony Beans, Herman Robinson, David Scott


TEL: (904) 766-8834
FAX: (904) 765-1673
info@thefloridastar.com
(912) 264-3137 Georgia
Serving St Johns, Clay, Duval, Nassau,
Alachua, Flagler, Marion, Mclntosh,
Camden And Glynn County
TheFloridaStar.com
The Florida and Georgia Star
Newspapers are independent news-
papers published weekly in
Jacksonville, Florida
SUBSCRIPTION RATES
One Year-$35.00
Half Year-$20.00
Send check or money order or call
with VISA,AmEX,MASCD, DiSCOVER
and subscription amount to:
The Florida Star, The Georgia Star
P.O. Box 40629
Jacksonville, Florida 32203
The Florida Star will not be responsiblefor
the return of any solicited
or unsolicited manuscripts orphotos.
Opinions expressed by columnists in this
newspaper do not necessarily represent the
policy of this paper
MEMBERSHIPS:
Florida Press Association
National Newspaper Association
National Newspaper
Publishers Association
Amalgamated Publisher, Inc.
Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce
First Coast African American
Chamber of Commerce


SAAPA

SOUTHEASTERN
AFRICAN AMERICAN
PUBLISHER'S ASSOCIATION


National Newspaper
Publishers Association


Founded In April 1951 By Eric O. Simpson
First African American Inducted Into
The Florida Press Hall Of Fame


toot Causes


Never mind the thirsting Southwest states, Florida is also drying out despite an average annual rainfall of 55".
Overpumping groundwater in Duval County is dropping the water table in Alachua County and the neighboring
counties. Orlando wants the water from Northeast Florida to keep on building. John Mulliken, director of water
supply for the South Florida Water Management District, stated in 2007, "We just passed a crossroads. The chief
water sources are basically gone. We really are at a critical moment in Florida history."

If we go back to root causes for sprawl, water shortages, rising energy demand and higher taxes, it comes down
to growing population numbers. When I moved into Florida in 1962 the state population was around seven mil-
lion. We are now over eighteen million. On Earth Day 1970 the U.S. population was about 208 million. We are
now pushing 312 million despite the successful Stop at Two family size that American born women achieved in
the early '70s. The 2010 Census count revealed that we added 27 million people to the population in the decade
of the 1990s.

The tremendous growth in U.S. population has been fueled by several immigration policy changes that Congress
thrust upon us since 1965. Uncontrolled illegal entries and way above historical levels of legal immigration have
caused our U.S. population explosion.

If nothing is done to fix our immigration nightmare, the U.S. Census Bureau projects a population of 439 mil-
lion by 2050. Yet population realities are being ignored by our elected officials, both federal and state. Our major
environmental organizations are also ignoring these realities. You know why. Growth makes lots of money for
lots of corporations. More consumers means more profits.

All environmentally and fiscally oriented citizens should inform themselves on the basics of how we are grow-
ing and what we can do to steer our ship in a new direction. Think about where we would be now if Congress
had not made these devastating policy changes. If we had maintained our traditional levels of legal immigration
at 250,000 annually, and the two-child average fertility continued since 1970, and we had strong border and inte-
rior enforcement against illegal entries, our 2000 population would have been 243 million, leveling off at 255 mil-
lion and then starting a slow decline by 2030.

To help reduce Florida's population numbers, you can join the effort of Floridians for Immigration Enforcement
(FLIMEN) to pass E-Verify legislation in 2011. Remove the jobs magnet and the 700,000 illegal aliens in Florida
will self deport. If we can pass an Arizona 1070 type of bill that would enable our police agencies to verify legal
status in the course of their patrolling, we could also put a stop to taxpayer funded benefits to illegals that cost
Florida taxpayers $5.2 billion in 2009. As Roy Beck of NumbersUSA says, "If our immigration policies make
you angry, don't get mad at immigrants, get mad at Congress."

Check out these web sites: NumbersUSA.com, fairus.org, cis.org, flimen.org for the basics

Joyce Tarnow, President

Floridians for a Sustainable Population

www.flsuspop.org


. I


TUNE IN TO IMPACT LISTEN AND TALK
Monday, FM 105.3 -WJSJ 5:30 P.M. Clar

Tuesday, AM 1360 WCGL 8:30 P.M.

Clara McLaughlin and IMPACT

Call and Talk -Monday, 5:30 pm 904-854-8255;
Listen on the Web: www.radiofreejax.com


Tuesday, 8:30 pm 904-766-9285
Listen on the Web: www.WCGL1360
Clara's guest this week
Attorney Cris Chestnut regarding JSO & Michelle McCoy


5:30 p.m.-www.radiofreejax.com
8:30 p.m.-www.WCGL1360

The Florida Star The Georgia Star The People's Choice
Serving since 1951


PAGEA-2


than o othe radi








NothForda&Sothr Gori



Some of ourlocal showsinclude And














* CHURCH *


Faith In Our Community

Schedule of Events and Services


THE ST. SIMON BAPTIST CHURCH Family of
Orange Park, FL of which the Rev. W.H. Randall is the
Founding Pastor, invites the public to their 20th year
Church and Pastor's Anniversary Celebration. This
year's theme is: "Glorifying GOD Through Body
Building" as found in 1st Peter Chapter 2: Verse 5
(Holy Bible KJV). The Following Special Sunday
Services Will Be Observed During the Entire Month:
*2nd Sunday, Feb. 13th Red Ribbon Day Dress in
Red for (Life) The Blood of JESUS, and (Love) For
GOD is Love *3rd Sunday, Feb. 20th Grand
Celebration Day A Special 4:00p.m., 20th Year
Church, Pastor and First Lady's Anniversary
Celebration Worship Service *4th Sunday, Feb. 27th -
Youth Day and Black History Celebration Dress in
African Heritage Attire. The Church is located at 1331
Miller St., Orange Park, FL. For further details, contact
the Church Anniversary Committee at (904) 215-3300
or visit the Church website at www.stsimonbc.org

NEW FOUNTAIN CHAPEL AME CHURCH, locat-
ed at 737 Jessie St. invite you to come and celebrate
their Church and Pastor's Anniversary, Tuesday,
February 15th, 16, and 17th, beginning at 7:00 p.m.
nightly. The Church's 94th Year and Rev. and Mrs.
Louis Kirkland's 9th year. For more information, call
904-354-3021.
GREATER EL-BETHEL DIVINE HOLINESS
CHURCH wish to invite you to worship with us and be
our special guest at our Annual Black History Day
Celebration February 27th at 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.
Our guest speaker for 11:00 a.m. will be State Attorney,
The Honorable Angela Corey; and, our 3:00 p.m.
speaker will be Pastor Anthony Mincey, Pastor of
Fisher of Men International Harvest Center of
Jacksonville. Music will be rendered by New Creation
Gospel Singers of Jacksonville. For more information,
call 904-359-0661. Dinner will be served after each
service.

WEST ST. MARK MISSIONARY BAPTIST
CHURCH, located at 1435 West State St., and Rev.
Willie J. Jones, Sr., Pastor, invite you to share in our
Church's 53rd and Pastor's 17th Anniversary and
Retirement Celebration to held on Sunday, February
13th, 20th and 27th, 4:00 p.m. nightly. Rev. Willie J.
Jones, Sr., the Pastor of West St. Mark Missionary
Baptist Church is retiring after 17 years. Please come
celebrate with us.


FAITH GOSPEL SINGERS of Jacksonville Music
Concert, Saturday, February 19th at 5:00 p.m. at the
True Church of The Living God, 1405 W. State St.
with Rev. Peterson, Pastor. Join us in a great celebra-
tion and True Worship experience as we Bless the
name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! Featuring:
Faith Gospel Singers; The Gospel Cavaliers; and,
Many Groups of the City. Call 904-355-0740

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 inau-
gural 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.

Listings are due the Tuesday before the next
issue. Email submissions preferred. Send to:
info@thefloridastar.com

see...... ***********e**..*.*****..


:ST. JOHN MISSIONARY BAPTIST:
:CHURCH MDG, FL. MUSICIAN NEED-:
:ED. PLEASE CALL: 904-272-5100 For:
:Interview. :
*** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** **


GREATER MACEDONIA BAPTIST CHURCH
35th ANNIVERSARY
In Honor of Rev. Dr.
Landon L. Williams, Sr.,
Pastor. Service Schedule
and Speakers are as fol-
lows: Banquet, February
12, 2011 at 6:00 p.m. Rev.
Kelly Brown of Mt.
Vernon Baptist Church;
Worship Service,
February 20, 2011, at
11:00 a.m., Brian
Campbell of Jerusalem
Rev. Dr. Landon L. Missionary Baptist
Williams, Sr. Church, 4:00 p.m.
Workship Service, Dr. John E. Gunns, IV of St. Paul
Missionary Baptist Church. The church is located at
1880 West Edgewood Ave. For more information, call
904-764-9257.


DEATH NOTICES j
r _Ur r


JACKSONVILE, FL
(AREA DEATHS)
ADAMS, Rachel Ann
Jamae, died February 5,
2011.
CLARK, Bruce Lamar,
died February 2, 2011.
COLEMAN, Paulette
York, died February 4,
2011.
DELOACH, Evelyn,
died February 3, 2011.
DEVOE, Mitchell, died
February 3, 2011.
FUGATE, Mary Alice,
died February 4, 2011.
FUSSEL, Don R., 75,
died February 6, 2011.
GADSON, John
Christopher, died January
30, 2011.
GREEN, Alfred, died
February 8, 2011.
HALL, Eddie Lee, 70,
died February 7, 2011.
Alphonso West Mortuary,
Inc.
HARTLEY, Carolyn
Presha, died February 7,
2011.
HERRING, Randal E.,
71, died February 7,
2011.
HOLMA, Beatrice D.,
75, died February 7,
2011.
JONES, Gwendolyn
Johnson Muff, 54, died
February 4, 2011.
NELSON, Marie, died
February 7, 2011.
PHILPOT, Marilyn,
died February 3, 2011.
PRESHA, Shirley, serv-
ice was held February 10,


2011.
ROMER, Tommy
Darnell, died January 31,
2011.
THOMPSON, Ruby, 89,
died February 8, 2011.
URQUHART, Marianne
B., 88, died February 7,
2011.
WESLEY, Susie, died
February 10, 2011.
WILLIAMS, Amelia,
98, died February 5,
2011.
WILLIAMS, Martha
Rose, died February 7,
2011. Alphonso West
Mortuary, Inc.
WILLIAMSON,
Mildred L., 98, died
February 7, 2011.



GEORGIA DEATHS
BRYSON, John Verlin,
Sr., 92, died February 1,
2011.
BUSCH, Ema Mae, 90,
died February 4, 2011.
DICKERSON, Brittani
Alexis, 15, died February
4, 2011.
HAMPTON, Margaret,
died January 28, 2011.
KNIGHT, Rosilyn, 47,
died January 31, 2011.
JACOBS, Roy James
"Tuffy," 75, died
February 3, 2011.
SOWERBY, Nelson
Douglas, 81, died
February 3, 2011.
WEST, Earl, died
February 6, 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 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 .
Morning Worship.......................................11:00 a.m.
Tuesday......................Prayer Meeting & Bible Study,7:00 p.m.
Thursday..... ........................ ...................................Joy Night,7:00 p.m.
"Email: Gospell75@aol.com
Website: Greaterelbethel.org

Payiwes ChapelA.M.E. Church
22iii l h.ii. Street, P.O. B'%.\ "s' Biiiunt.i k i !52Ii
-.... (912 1 (26 19559
SR, Av. Richard l/ii br-h .'i, [',~i.,
SWorship Opportunmties:
SSunday C I ch'lii Sl I' ll -A
A Lite t l,.,r..llv.-' \|.lclif ''" 15 III i5 J-i B U

i (lu c.it Srud', i \\cckl', Biic StmJ', i.
S\MoiiiJ.,. Nih. '" 'i 8:30 p.m.
Join Us as We \i,,i i I ,,J of God and Enrich Our Souls!


Tune In To


Llara iMcLaugnln
Host


Yvonne Brooks
Co-Host


IMPACT

Tuesday and Thursday

from 8:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.



WCGL.AM 1360

The Florida Star and Impact
Striving To Make A Difference!


INTODC YOUR] ZI.]= X.l

CHURCH I"

I-HlERE


FEBRUIARY 72.20117


THE STA R


PAGE A-3





A4 M K


THE STA R


FEBRUARY 122011


SV LIFESTYLE *

Socially Speaking
By Betty Asque Davis / Photos by J. Carl Davis, Sr. (Unlessotherwisespecified)

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


Keith Shannon and Doc' Simmons


Trey Lewis and 'Doc' Simmons


I J


'Doc' Simmons and Reonna Dixon


DR. SIMMONS' EIGHTH ANNUAL A-B
HONOR ROLL PARTY

"Success is to be measured not so much by the posi-
tion iluat one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he
has overcome while trying to succeed". Booker T.
Washington
Tamasha Jackson, Angelina Lowery, Erica Burton,
Zachary Bell, Keith Shannon, Imonis Porter, Daulian
McClenden, Theshawn Jackson, Diamonto Clark, Reonna
Dixon, Mausa Wilkins, Kuled Bell, Baileigh Moore,
Bethany Moore, Solomon Thomas, Amesha Walton, jas-
mine Bent, Jarvis Bent, Mekayla Burgess, Malcolm Hills,
Reese Wilkins, Alexis Hills, Ivan Rountree, Kiarre Shannon,
Jasmine Byard, Justin Byard, La'Ron Lavender, Charles
Robinson and Sheryll Fletcher were honored recently at the
Eighth Annual A-B Honor Roll Party hosted by their pedia-
trician Dr. Charles Simmons.
The Annual Party held recently at Dave & Busters
was quite a delight. Each of the honorees were given a
$15.00 Power Card to play games and treated to the mar-
velous edibles at Dave & Busters. Presented with a
Medallion attached to red, white and blue ribbon, the forty
A-B honor roll patients had a fabulous time thanks to Dr.
Charles Simmons, their pediatrician.
Congratulations to these amazing young people
who are on a tremendously successful journey!!


Sr -iI-.

SMrs. Mary Dixon, Aarnesha Walton and Mrs. Lewis with Mekayla and Trey Lewis
Reonna Dixon



LO ^^^^^B^


Lawrence, Malcolm, Alexis and Dominic Hills


Anthony and Ivan Roundtree


The Bell Family


* B. LA
'Doc' Simmons, Bethmany, Baileigh and Benny
Moore, Jr.


A-B Awards Display


*EIFhll kLIyou for shaing your eventsII and storI'UiI i es forM( tUhe clumn I]11111eachweekB!L.BecauselkiII ofK yolu readers are there I flki IIwith yo eachweekBi.V For lcolumn]11111entries M you~L
ma cnac m irctyat94-71182 Tl Fe Fx 6-48-47 rbye-al t:bdai*watsonealtyorp.'SEEYOU I


PAGE A-d


Dr. Simmons'A-B Honor Roll Honorees.


KOHL'S CARES' SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM ACCEPTING NOMINATIONS
FEBRUARY 1 MARCH 15, TEN NATIONAL WINNERS TO RECEIVE $10,000 EACH

Kohl's is honoring more than 2,100 young volunteers, ages six to 18, who have made a positive impact on their
communities with over $415,000 in scholarships and prizes

MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis., Feb. 2, 2011 The Kohl's Department Stores (NYSE: KSS) Kohl's Cares
Scholarship Program will award more than $415,000 in scholarships and prizes, ranging from $50 Kohl's gift cards
to $10,000 scholarships, honoring young volunteers who have made a positive impact on their communities.
Nominations for kids ages six to 18 will be accepted Feb. 1 March 15 at kohlskids.com. Kohl's enters the 11th
year of its scholarship program during a time when 55 percent of bachelor's degree recipients at public colleges
borrow money and are finding education increasingly difficult to afford.*
"The Kohl's Cares Scholarship Program provides Kohl's the opportunity to recognize and reward deserv-
ing young volunteers who have committed their time and efforts to bettering their community," said Julie Gardner,
Kohl's executive vice president and chief marketing officer. "We are genuinely touched and inspired by the dedi-
cation of these young volunteers and feel honored to be able to recognize them by helping invest in their futures.
We encourage parents, teachers, neighbors and friends to nominate outstanding kids who volunteer in their com-
munity at kohlskids.com."
To nominate volunteers ages six to 18 for a Kohl's Cares scholarship, visit www.kohlskids.com. Nominations
are accepted Feb. 1 through March 15, and nominators must be 21 years or older. Two nominees from each of
Kohl's 1,089 stores nationwide will win a $50 Kohl's gift card, and more than 200 will win regional scholarships
worth $1,000 toward post-secondary education. Ten national winners will be awarded a total of $10,000 in schol-
arships for post-secondary education and Kohl's will donate $1,000 to a nonprofit organization on each national
winner's behalf.
Through the Kohl's Cares Scholarship Program, Kohl's aims to honor young volunteers who have made
a difference in their communities by helping them invest in their future. Since the program began in 2001, Kohl's
has awarded more than 13,000 youth volunteers with more than $2.6 million in scholarships and prizes.
Last year's Kohl's Cares scholarship winners included 9-year-old Lily Toomey who has helped the
American Heart Association raise $100,000 by sharing her personal story of a congenital heart defect and open
heart surgery, 18-year-old Charles Dewey who started a literacy program for homeless children, and Carolyn
Houlahan who founded a business that has donated more than $160,000 in net profits to cancer research.
The Kohl's Cares scholarship Program is part of Kohl's Kohl's Cares, Kohl's philanthropic program
focused on improving the lives of children. Kohl's Cares benefits children's health and education initiatives
nationwide through its merchandise program, featuring special books and plush toys where 100 percent of net
profit benefits children's initiatives, fundraising gift cards and the Associates in Action associate volunteer program.
For more information or a list of past Kohl's Cares Scholarship Program winners, visit www.kohlskids.com.







PAGE A5 CMYK


FEBRUARY 12. 2011


THE STAR


PAGE A-5


-i L I. ,y .. uy uai. u Vn .I XVUIIUCL' LuII


I,

-j .


r- .. --
( "I I
I .
I t -


-V


2




* I
I I


di -


.---
,' !
, 'I


I r r
- 2AJ L ~. **S 1


1Q77


! I '
I i
I.
1 U


K ~~


I i l "- Tr


--'C2

K.


i.,
-I


'"ixi,
-- ^I


1
t
f ,


S. -
r .


-.


A & P e .- -


IV M"I I I,-, 1 .- --''~ I .I -I I -..) -. I~ Ul~.r l"


lili









PAGE A-6 THE STAR FEBRUARY 12. 2011_


RACHEL BILSON AND TOM STURRIDGE

FUSE A TIMELESS LOVE!
By Rych McCain, feedbackrych@sbcglobal.net and Facebook Celebrity Interviews
Photo by Natalie Cass for Freestyle Releasing, LLC


L to R Rachel Bilson and Tom Sturridge Waiting
Cass for Freestyle Releasing, LLC


Time does not change certain things in some
cases and the point is well proven in the new Freestyle
Releasing. LLC film "Waiting For Forever" starring
Rachel Bilson and Tom Sturridge. Sturridge's character
Will becomes mentally stuck in his childhood love for


Emma played by
Bilson. After a
tragic event
where Will loses
both parents and
is moved away
with his brother
to live with an
uncle, he can't
get his close
A childhood friend
and play mate
Emma out of his
mind. Even after
they both grow
up into adults,
Will continues to
follow her from
town to town at a
distance until he
finally scraps up
.. enough nerve to
Express to her
For Forever photo by Natalie how he feels.
Bilson
and Sturridge sat
down to relive their roles in the film. Sturridge does
some quite impressive juggling in his scenes as a street
entertainer in a market square and of course the ques-
tion is asked was that really him or a stunt double?
Sturridge laughs, "Yes! I had an extraordinary teacher.
It only took me three day to pick it up." How would


Bilson react in real life if a childhood boy came back
years later to woo her? She ponders and responds, "I've
never had that happen to me personally but in this case
it is very innocent you know; a childhood love and
friendship. So I don't think he means anything harmful
by it." Bilson's character is also an actress whose career
is sliding down hill after her TV show is cancelled in
addition to being on the outs with her boyfriend and
having a dying father. She is so wrapped up in the fak-
eness of Hollywood that reality becomes hard for her to
deal with. Has Bilson seen people around her who get
so lost in their career and the fakeness of Hollywood
that when something serious happens in real life they
don't know how to handle it? She smiles, "I think peo-
ple can definitely get caught up. I don't know how that
pertains to their personal life; weather they can deal
with things or not, but definitely people can get caught
up in Hollywood." What did Sturridge see in Will that
he had to make stand out as an actor? Sturridge
explains, "It was pretty clear that he was a unique char-
acter. It was doing something relatively straight for-
ward from a relatively un-straight forward point of
view." In trying to psychologically analyze this film,
one might conclude that Will has a mental problem in
that he can't let go of childhood crush as an adult.
Sturridge concludes, "Mental health is such a complex
sense and difficult to diagnose. What is a mental prob-
lem? He's definitely different. The thing that I was
thinking about was that he was a guy who had a very
traumatic experience when he was a child and perhaps
he didn't develop emotionally after that so I just want-
ed to play him as a child."


RYCH MCCAIN'S HOLLYHOOD NOTES!
By Rych McCain, feedbackrych@sbcglobal.net, Facebook Celeb Interviews


Comedy:
Comic/radio & TV show host
Steve Harvey delivered the knockout
punch in the form of "proof" to his ex-
wife Mary to put an end to her tirades
against him. According to information
that Harvey's camp sent to Lee Bailey's
EURWEB.com, a Texas Judge lifted a
gag order on their divorce which reviled:
1. Mary Harvey was not left broke or
destitute by Mr. Harvey after their
divorce in 2005. She was paid $40,000
per month until March of 2009 and then
paid a lump sum of 1.5 Million.
2. Mary Harvey was not left homeless
after her divorce in 2005. She was
awarded three (3) homes in their prop-
erty settlement.
3. Mr. Harvey is the primary custodian of
their 13 yr old son whom Mary Harvey
willingly put on an airplane to his father
without Mr. Harvey's knowledge.
4. Their divorce was on the grounds of
irreconcilable differences. Mr. Harvey's
current wife was not named in the
divorce proceedings nor was she the
cause of the divorce. Whew!
Books:
Author Svenya Nimmons had a
book launch cocktail mixer in West
Hollywood for her new literary offering
"Just Because I'm Mixed Doesn't Mean
I'm Confused." The affair was greatly
attended by celebs and well wishers.
TV:
Look for actress/stunt lady
Jwaundace as guest on The Mo'Nique
Show this week.
Music:
This week is Grammy Week
and ends with the big shindig airing live
on The CBS-TV Network, Sunday, Feb.
13th from the Staples Center in LA.
Check your local listings. With the
Grammys this week and the NBA All-
Star week following, LA is sure to be
partied out! Ya'll go home and give us
locals a break! Check out Episode #2 of
rapper Young Berg's web mini-series,
"The Road To Humble Greatness,"


where the platinum-selling artist breaks
down the creative process behind his
"Sex 'N The City" single/video which can
now be seen on MTV.com. Berg is cur-
rently in LA in the studio with Ray J and
will be hanging around town for the NBA
All-Star week. Meanwhile, San Angelo,
Texas' "Big Sid" has a new jamin single
that has begun to light up the radio
waves titled "Felt Right ft. Brian Angel."
Movies:
Waiting For Forever. Freestyle
Releasing, LLC. Starring Rachel Bilson,
Thomas Sturridge, Jamie King, Nikki
Blonsky, Scott Mechlowicz, Blythe
Danner, Richard Jenkins, Matthew
Davis, Richard Gant and Roz Ryan.
Directed by James Keach. Produced by
Richard Arlook, Jane Seymour and
John Papsidera. Will (Sturridge) and
Emma (Bilson) were inseparable as
child hood playmates. Will's parents
were killed in a train wreck. He and his
brother were sent away to live with an
uncle. Will never forgot Emma and over
the years he followed her from town to
town at a distance until he got up the
nerve to finally tell her how he feels.
This is a quirky love story but somebody
will like it!
Year of The Fish. Gigantic
Pictures. Starring An Nguyen, Ken
Leung, Tsai Chin, Randall Duk Kim, Lee
Wong and Hettienne Park. Directed by
David Kaplin. Produced by Janet Yang,
Rocco Caruso and David Kaplan. This
movie is an ancient Chinese version of
the "Cinderella" story that takes place in
New York City's China Town. An anima-
tion technique know as rotoscoping is
used throughout the film and in some
places it can be annoying! The film is
out on DVD now and is entertaining in a
solemn way.
Study, Observe and Win!
Rych


FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

SOMEBODY ALMOST WALKED

OFF WID ALLA MY STUFF!

By Dr. Maxine Montgomery
Thursday, MARCH 24th at 7:00 p.m.

SPONSORED IN PART BY THE FLORIDA HUMANITIES
COUNCIL

"Somebod y
Almost Walked Off Wid
Alla My Stuff:" Ntozake "
Shange's For Colored
Girls Who Have
Considered Suicide
When the Rainbow is
Enuf and the African-
American Woman's ,
Literary Tradition.
Through a focus on
Shange's pioneering role
in the New Black Cultural
Renaissance of the
1970's and 1980's, Dr.
Maxine Montgomery will
discuss the intertextual
relationship between her
renown choreopoem and
the tradition of Black
Women's Writing, including the works of Zora Neale Hurston, Toni
Morrison, Gloria Naylor, Alice Walker, and Sapphire. A question and
answer session will follow the presentation.
MAXINE LAVON MONTGOMERY, Professor, earned a doc-
torate in English from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
(1986). She specializes in African-American, American Multi-Ethnic,
and Women's Literature. Professor Montgomery is currently at work
on a book length manuscript on Erzulie, Voudoun goddess of love
and beauty, in the fiction of Edwidge Danticat, Gayl Jones, Toni
Morrison, Gloria Naylor, and Paule Marshall. Tentatively entitled
Mirrored Subjects: Manifestations of Erzulie in Africana Women's
Novels, the study not only involves an interrogation of writerlyy"
reenactments of legend and lore surrounding Erzulie, it suggests
the spirit-goddess as a locus for examining vexed issues of color
and caste, race and gender in texts by Caribbean and African
American women.
Memberships include the Modern Language Association, the
College Language Association, the Toni Morrison Society, and the
Florida College English Association.
FREE REFRESHMENTS
For more information, please contact Stage Aurora at (904) 765-
7372


PAGE A-6


THE STAR


FEBRUARYIZ2 2011









FEBRUARY 12, 2011 PAGE A-7


THE STAR


Michelle Continued from A-1
members of her family, including her grandparents. They also stated that Michelle
spent many nights at the home of Larry Thompson and his neighbors could confirm
such. They said this should explain to many why she was not reported missing
immediately. They said Thompson family members met Michelle more than a year
ago, when she was 19 years of age, after they asked Larry if she was an adult, and
that is when he told them that she was 19.
Thompson family members said that Larry did all that he could to take care of his
beautiful young lady and members of her family. He would buy her whatever she
wanted. He said that "they (her family members) like me very much." He also said
that he wanted to please Michelle because she made him feel better than he had ever
felt in his life.
Thompson family members said that they felt Michelle's fear started when Larry
was told that Michelle was showing interest in one of his nephews.
One of Larry Thompson's family members said that another relative was arrested
after Michelle's disappearance and feel that it is possible that he is the person that
gave JSO the leads and may have been with Larry on Michelle's last day to be
known to be alive.
Michelle McCoy died from blunt force trauma, according to the Jacksonville
Sheriff's Office.
The relative that talked with The Star said that she spoke with Larry while the
SWAT Team had him surrounded and he told her where he had placed the keys to a
car and that he did not kill Michelle. He again said to them that he did not want to
go to jail. He felt that no one would believe him. They begged him to give himself
up and perhaps they could get him mental help as well as help to prove that he was
not the one who did the actual killing of Michelle.
While on the telephone with The Florida Star, the relative heard it announced on
the news that the SWAT team had entered the house and found Larry was deceased
with a gun in his hand, in an apparent suicide. She then decided to cease the tele-
phone call and join other family members. She said it bothers them that the news
keep reporting that Larry abducted Michelle. "He was her 'sugar daddy'."
The family member did not wish her name published but did wish the communi-
ty to know their side of the story.

President Continued from A-1
agreed that the federal government should adopt policies that will make our budget
leaner and smarter while accelerating economic growth and by the recession while
protecting the core services that support communities and African American families
hardest hit by the current recession. The President reaffirmed that we cannot go back
to the kind of economy that led us into this recession, acknowledging that many of
the choices we will have to make in our national budget will be tough, but will lead
to a better more robust economy that works for all American families.
While noting the positive news that 1.1 million jobs were created in 2010 and that
private sector job growth has continued for twelve consecutive months, the President
expressed his concern about the unemployment rate, which is particularly high
among African Americans. He also spoke about clean energy investments, econom-
ic prosperity through access to education, public-private partnerships created by the
Minority Business Development Agency, protecting affordable health care for all
Americans, and SBA loan programs developed during this Administration to support
small businesses and entrepreneurs in order to spur job creation in communities
nationwide. The President also laid out the need to build a 21st century infrastruc-
ture to help businesses and incentivize them to invest in America, which includes
everything from repairing and modernizing roads and bridges to strategic invest-
ments in broadband.

MAY YOU HAVE A LOVING VALENTINE'S DAY.


THE FLORIDA STAR AND THE GEORGIA STAR
LOVES YOU, AND APPRECIATE YOU!







INVITATION TO BID
CONTRACT NO. C-1353
REHABILITATE SELECTED PAVEMENTS
FOR THE
IACKSONVILLE PORT AUTHORITY

Sealed bids will be received by the Jacksonville Port Authority until 2:00 PM (EST),
THURSDAY, MARCH 17, 2011, at which time they shall be opened in the Public Meeting
Room of the Port Central Office Building, 2831 Talleyrand Avenue, Jacksonville, Florida, for
the Contract C-1353 REHABILITATE SELECTED PAVEMENTS.
All bids must be submitted in accordance with specifications and drawings for Contract No.
C-1353, which may be downloaded from the bidding opportunities website at
http://www.jaxport.com/about/projects.cfm.
A MANDATORY PRE-BID CONFERENCE AND SITE VISIT WILL BE HELD ON
WEDNESDAY. FEBRUARY 16, 2011. AT 10:00 AM. IN THE MAIN CONFERENCE ROOM,
5945 WILLIAM MILLS JACKSONVILLE, FL 32226. BIDDERS WILL BE REQUIRED TO
SHOW I.D. TO OBTAIN A VISITOR BADGE TO ENTER TERMINAL. A JAXPORT SHUTTLE
WILL BE AVAILABLE IN THE VISITOR PARKING LOT, PLEASE CALL 904-357-3017 IF
YOU PLAN TO ATTEND. ATTENDANCE BY A REPRESENTATIVE OF EACH PROSPECTIVE
BIDDER IS REQUIRED. A BID WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED FROM ANY BIDDER WHO IS
NOT REPRESENTED AT SUCH CONFERENCE.
Bid and contract bonding are required.
This project will be partially funded by the FDOT State of Florida grant program.


FRRN
177 1


Saturday February 19 10 PM -9 PM
Sunday February 20 10 PM 6 PM
S10 00 Adults Discount FREE Parking
55 00 childrenn ages 6-12 Coupons at Courtesy of
Children under 6 admitted free yStar
$8.00 Seniors (Over 65) GATEcr
Box office closes 1 hour before show closing
S. sbs S 6. 1 P





Down to Business s' Andy Johnson




































Why Wait?

LET THE POST OFFICE DELIVER
THE FLORIDA or
GEORGIA STAR TO YOU
I want a One Year Subscription to The Florida or Georgia Star! Please
donate 10% of my paid Subscription to the non-profit organization listed
below.

Please send my Paid Subscription to:


Name
Address
City
State Zip Code
Name of Organization for Donation:


A TRADITION OF EXCELLENCE
( ) 6 Months $22.00
( ) One Year $40.00 ( ) 2 Years -$70.00
SEND TO: The Florida/Georgia Star
Post Office Box 40629
Jacksonville, FL 32203-40629
www.thefloridastar.com


S CATHEDRAL

24-Hr Front Desk
A Senior Community tive Resident
601 N. Newnan Street \y Association
Jacksonville. FL 32202
Now Accepting Appllcatiow *On-Site Laundry
Afordable Housing sComputer Lab
Please Call Today to Schedule a Tour *Hair Salon
Enjoy the Freedom of a New Uftetyle afford si
904-798-5358 Affordable Housing
1-oo80048-4817 *Small Pets Are
FL Relay TTY 1-800-955.8771
,.-:,', Welcome


RENT-A-ROOM

A/C, Very Clean and
Quiet

Cable Ready,

Cooking Facility

Ron (904) 307-4628


L*F




Cash, Money
Order, Check,
PayPal, and/or
Credit Card
Accepted


FEBRUARY12, 2011


PAGE A-7







PAG ,-8 THE ST RF B U RY1,2 1
--4`


1'4


- I r1d


f~~z ISN'T JUST ABOUT THE PAST.

IT'S ABOUT WHA


IT' S


Publix
CELEBRATES
HISTORY


Filled with favorite foods and full of unforgettable stories, the sen ring
dishes that have graced dinner tables for generations are more
than just plates. They're treasured pieces of family histor-
that remind us that the past isn't just facts. And it's those
wonderful traditions that have nourished families and kept
them strong for centuries. So, enjoy a big plate of history
this month. It's delicious.


3"l


Publix.
WHERE SHOPPING IS A PLEASUREs


2011 Publix Asset Management Company


FEBRUARY12, 2011


PAGE A-8


THE STAR


r/


CT,~


oft


All





B1 M K


FEBRUARY12. 2011


THE STAR


Pictures by Angela Favors-Morrell of The Florida Star I, & - w _,


The 2011 Southern Women's Show was held at
the Savannah International Trade & Convention
Center on February 4th through the 6th.
As always, they had the best of Food and
Fashion. There were booths ranging from Health
and Beauty, to Lifestyles...Attending were a great
selection of Celebrity Guests.
Sponsors were Savannah Morning News,
WTOC-11, Chevrolet, University Medical Center,
and ClearChannel. Each year brings more and
more vendors and consumers.


Ashli
Hall


andon Angela Pavors-Morrell, Marc Dunston, V irginia
Murphy and Clara McLaughlin


Arnetta Brown, Dusty Showers-"W walking for Breast Cancer"
and Clara McLaughlin. Dusty appeared on Oprah.


Ture Balance MD, Dr Kyrin Dunston and Mr Marc
Dunston


I s t*4
Ir; ' Iiz\
~>2Ir~/-P


George Dailey, Prayer House COGBF, Rochester, NY; Horace Nelson Turner,
Sr, Sears Street, Douglas, GA COGBF; James E. McKnight, Jr., Church of God
by Faith Starke, FLorida; Ken L. Johnson, Staff of Congresswoman Corrine
Brown, Florida 3; Presiding Bishop James E. McKnight, Sr ; Church of God by
Faith, Gainesville, Florida; John Robinson, Jr ., Ft. Pierce, Florida COGBF
Treasurer; David Rourk, Sr Greater Adams Street, Rochester, NY, COGBF
Executive Secretary; Herbert Green, Jr Winter Park, Florida COGBF;
Alphonso Boone, Memphis, Tennessee COGBF; James
Williams, Sr, High Springs, Florida COGBF. Not in
Picture, Elder Nazarine Burney, Sr, Hawthorne, Florida
COGFB. RI.


hLf !nngrtseionaV rcr




- .--. --


LOCAL

SECTION B


The Tiny Miss
Danville County
Pageant 2011 was held
recently at the Chatham
Middle School in
-. Danville, VA. It includ-
-i ed a local participant in
the Mini Division. Little
Anaya Alleyne is the
four-year-old daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Gene
and Norma Trapley, for-
mer residents of the City. Anaya has been in pageants
since the age of two. She was winner for most talent-
ed, photogenic and raising the highest amount of
funds.


I FLORI A I














By: Lucius Gantt
When is "I changed my mind" an appropriate excuse
for lies told, promises broken and commitments ignored?
Long lasting relationships take hard work. A fake smile
and the words "We tried" is not a satisfactory explanation
when one party in a relationship tried their best and the
other didn't try much at all to work out or address any con-
cerns.
At the first time you lay eyes on someone, you can tell
if they are attractive to you or not. After the first 15 minutes
of your first conversation, you can tell if the person you are
talking to is worthy of future discussion or consideration.
If there is any question as to whether a relationship will
lead to marriage, you almost know the answer immediately. In the rare cases that
you don't know if marriage or long-term relations are possible you still know right
away if it is worth any time doing further consideration.
OK, you date for a while and for whatever reason, you want to stop dating.
That's understandable. But at that exact moment, men should stop romancing a
woman and women should refuse to accept any money or anything of value from
the man.
Why? Because someone will eventually feel they gave more in the relationship
than they received from their partner. Someone will feel they have been pimped!
Smart daters know that friends can remain friends, lovers can become friends,
spouses can have a friendly relationship after divorce but it is very difficult for
daters to be friends.
The main reason is because you were supposed to be "friends" while dating.
You could assume that people dating cared about each other, shared with each
other and respected each other. If all, or some, of that was perceived to be a lie,
you can't be friends.
Another reason for the difficulty in being friends is the way one person decides
to breakup. If you tell a man or woman that they are bad for you, you can't take
relating to them anymore, don't call me and there is nothing I want to hear about
any reconciliation, who would want to be "friends" with someone that dislikes them
so much but can't say exactly why, can't say when the dislike began and can't say
they are sorry if they hurt you. A bad ending dating friendship is not conducive to
having a good post-relationship friendship.
If people aren't perfect, relationships can't be perfect. There will be things said
and done that will be sweet and bitter. There will be good days and bad days, rich-
er days and poorer days, sick days and healthy days.
You can't be friends with someone that seeks your respect but doesn't respect
you. You can be friends with someone quick to talk about drama and negativity and
slow to talk about good things or enjoy and desire romance and affection. You can't
be friends with someone constantly looking for a reason to end the friendship when
you're always looking for ways to enhance, strengthen and embellish the relation-
ship and consummate a marriage.
You can't be a good spouse or good partner or a good friend to someone that
has no clue what those things are. A good friend is not someone that you can con-
trol or does what you say do, talks how you say talk, acts how you say act or live
like you say live.
A good friend is trustworthy, dependable, responsible, considerate, cooperative,
understanding, compromising, loving, caring, helpful, thankful, accepting, appre-
ciative and things like that.
If someone is designated as your BFF (best friend forever) they will accept you,
adjust for you, sacrifice for you, pray for you, they will fight for you, they may even
risk their lives or die for you.
If someone wants you to beg them to have a friendly relationship, a good friend-
ship is impossible to realize.
You can't tell someone they are terrible and then say "We are friends".
Friendships are like tangos. It takes two to tango and it takes two people that
desire to be friends to have a friendly relationship. Real friends are friendly to each
other, not to themselves.
Sometimes "broken" is good. That's why God chose an alcoholic Noah, a mur-
derous Moses and a womanizing David to do God's will. (Become a friend of The
Gantt Report on Facebook. Buy Gantt's book "beast Too: Dead Man Writing" and
contact Lucius at www.allworldconsultants.net)





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

THE FEMALE DR. PHIL, ANDI K., MA IS A LEADING PROFESSIONAL
IN SOCIAL EDUCATION AND CONSULTING. Please check out the latest
video additions on YouTube://www.youtube.com/user/AndiKConsulting. Her
areas of expertise include, but are not limited to: image consulting, relation-
ship/dating coaching, charm and etiquette, motivational speaking, and
editingSend your feedback to 972.591.3883 (Phone) or
http://www.andikconsulting.com
WAR ON POVERTY FLORIDA is offering workshop series on Credit, Banking
and Budgeting with MoneySmart every Tuesday at 5:30p.m. (We are located
inside the Gateway Mall at 5196-A Norwood Ave. Jacksonville, Florida 32208.)
If you have any questions please call 904-766-7275 or e-mail bba-
ham@waronpoverty.org or rjackson@waronpoverty.org to register.
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.
EDDI-ARTS AND GALLERY 1037: JACKSONVILLE CONSORTIUM
OF AFRICAN-AMERICAN ARTISTS. The exhibit will run until February
28th. Gallery hours are: Monday- -Friday 8:30am-6:00pm Saturday 9:30am-
6:00pm Sunday 1:00pm-5:00pm For further information and any questions
please contact Patty at (904) 398-3161 ext. 312. Gallery 1037 Located inside


ULYDINSSES NN. FAI NS ., M.D.


Eilnrty percent of the medical 'cr Ice1C neeldedI h\i fmil\ C ill he~
provided h\ .1 t'Iimil\ |ph.i\ cuIn.
.-llnnlllil medal l Cexaminllations lC n l _I\ tIhe ph 111 -.ic. ll \11 1ital infor-
lnltion Inec C J .it thie tim of ,in emere11 nc. It med iclil spcldlis.t
.d11ll hlospiitl care dre neeIded, lie can irdne for them.
ThleI etecton aindI treatment of mos.'t Jdicac. bs \ t the fminill ph\ sI-
Cliln l .'n result in comIplete cul'lre. E. ly i lV d 211rlno s of l' c roll nlllic
Iheilth condition cin s,\ % a1 perIson's If te.
The phvyiclin's, knowledge of eOch fimilyl milemberll health Lca '.\ si lillnnellcess.r\ tre.t-
inclnt. tlinc. inonc1 . ld fru' .rIatlion.
SOU RCES IN SELECTING.\ PHYSICIAN
There are both rel icble aind unrelia.ble .souLceC of information about 'electing .I ph icIdain.
Tlie irelIlble siouce, include tlie country mIlled l sacLietiesCt. tlhe he1spittilk r sterIled thl the
American Nlcdlicl A.s.ocidMtion. mind thle aiccrdcitcd loc1. 11 hositl IJeIIitmcnt. NldcJical
school' st i i ins of' dCIccrll l ed l n I.ilnl\ l's.itic ca Ilol lIs I'lit in the election of i phlllii-
c IIIn.
Lincrluihle otiice. of inform titin rm.\ e r'imois dilad lilting s in tellC phloni e dill~rec s.
Othcl .soui Lcs, of in formitionl inc ludl tc I imonl als. 1, ]udIck Jloctoir. and dl\l ci ti lcd .ailn z-
in2 "cutes.i" \lld'le on monev-hidck .iirintees.
Thc f. dt thdlIt da pcion h.is mNcdlecd iCel i c Joe.s, n1ot. b\ i t. .h lf. mc.ll n thlt hI e i, coinllpJctnt
to prldCIIC Il me icine.'. rst of .all, 1 plhysvicLn mnuot hli .e \t .'lii., cuLr-ient lcll nse to p.l'C-
ticc. Second. he should he c\picctCl to obcri'c Ithc cthi cl .1stm.ndrIkd of hiI p|iIofc'1 0ion.
wllhelthr or not hli lie hlappens to he to he h n'eme tile l1ocl Imedicalll I. Oc 7. Fin-llylv in oIrI
to pio\ idc lhi pati llnt w\\ ith thic hbet po ibAic carc. a plhi.'ilCialn must contIIInue to studi lnJd
Ic. in the most dCCLIuI.tc .scintilti/c knowl\\ledie!C .n. a lac dlnd the most rIcccn imnp1io\ c1 cnt1
In mCedicdl techcllquC s.
PRESCRIPTION AND OVER-THE-COLINTER DRUGS
All medicines ilre "'drtII 2s" tind r the fe'd cral Fooi d. Di-,. .andI C'o~'metil Act. InI Lde tliS.,
Lm\\. Jdrug. .rcl Jd ded into tw\o clI...Cs piicri'iptiron dius. mLJd o\c -thel-counter JiuLI s.
PRESCRIPTION DRUGS cill he ise'l safCel\ nd effectiC\el only under .1 phVician'
upIerc iMson. It i 1 \ iolitionl of tc'dcil la,\\ to .sell .Isuch a. Jdlrug \\ thout a p rscrCim tion froin
.1 pIh iLcindll. NMCdli l ldocLtors .all d del l ntists rie llicC'Len to preL cil'lI e dIlugts ftor htlluan u,'e.
Rc ist.'tcid phliarmcliCst.s fill plc' .'CiltionI .s pii .,Cl'icption i i pc~ ,1onil .1.' \ ouI n mc11 It iN
de 'llnedi for onel person .Iand i s bl ied on thlit per son'i .ll i ,l e, lhel t.lit \\eilht. cI' onlltl on of
heCalth, illnei .and other fteCtols.
No one sliotlld t.ke 1 dtruii pireseIhd for ~som eone else. \\ henl talking prescri ption 't
diug. \ ou neCd to kno\\
ll ow miuch to tike eaich timein
S lo\\ often and hen to t.ike the ildru1-
\\ lien to check Kick \\ith \ oui phyic iin on the diru'"s effects
l lo\\ to follo\\w .pecil instIiu tions if tlie ptsllic\.liin Ili s all\.
Tlie Libel of thile preser~hed Ldru dlso 11 'Ill iCe instructions. For example, tlie libel mity
iread. "Tlake befoicr me l.ca.'" If the person thinks the piIrscnribcd drug i.s not Joing \\hat
lnii pihylsicIn illntended the person slihoud check 1with the phl \i Cidn immeldltelyi. The
o I inal prescription nmld specify\ \ whether refillt i is .iCre perimititc If not. \oouIr Ih~, scl. l n
sloulild he ,isked wIhether the preserihed dri.ug cdln he refilled.
OVER-THE-COLINTEiR DRUIGS lie .ice dand et'tffecti\e if uscJ accordmiin to instruc-
tions on the lbihel. These i ldru.,s eln he 0sold legally i \\thout a. pll\%sicin's prescription.
The Li\\ reqiure.s thdt o\el-tlle-counter dJugs l.ibehmng which h tellI the person llo\\ to use
the drtis for specific conditions .1and \\ hit to i Olid. The lihel iilldicates the specific
conditiolls for which the dru \\ill bin 1 relief. Also. the label tells \ ou ho\\ to use it
satfel\ .and \\helln not to use it. Typical irnin1 miVy he- "'Do not dni\ w while tikinh this
mcidcinc!" or1 "Discontinue uI s i. apifi d iptJlbe. dizzineI .s. or bl'l in'l ofl\ O imon occuLIs."
All lahlels should he read ,Id followelh e\,ictl\. The inmountt of the dL'ti i'!I\ en to clul-
dJen Jdiffe.rs from the amount for tCeen-a-er.Cs .Jd adult. ()\ e-the-counter drugs ire used
for minor ll ll ne which Lists slihort whilee No one 0 sholiM become .1t stend\ uiser of ,in
\ cl-thll-countcI dlugi except ,It the ph \.icI ln'.s oidei. The most coimnmon o cr-the-
counllterl drug s is ,spirin. Otiherlt1 etr-the-coiunlter dirus which hi\ae heen popiiir tire
dJugs foI colJds couLIghs. sore throat. s.d. coinslip[ltion. If \ ou are in Joubt IbLout a.1\
o ler-the-counIlter dLir ,. contact \so r" phl s. Il.


LUV U
Love is in the air. People are getting geared up for
the Valentine holiday buying candy, roses, cards, teddy
bears, lingerie and more. But on my way back from a
recent speaking engagement, a conversation with two of my
best friends reminded me of a very valuable truth. Their
words seemed to play over and over in my head like a CD
on repeat. The more I pondered their insightful conversation
the more I realized that this HAD to be the subject of my next article.
I think we have all heard, "Love your neighbor as yourself..." at some
point in our lives. Every time I have heard that saying, people were trying to
convince someone to give thought to their actions and break away from selfish
behaviors. As a result of my conversation, I came to realize something. Most of
the time when people introduce this concept to others, they seem to place sole
emphasis on acting unselfishly toward others and loving others. But I have
come to realize that the most important part of that statement is the latter part,
not the beginning.
It says love your neighbor AS YOURSELF... It is impossible to love
someone else effectively until you first LUV U. I am by no means implying that
people should become narcissistic because that too is unhealthy. But I have dis-
covered personally that LUVing U is just as important as loving them!
So what does it mean to LUV U? LUVing U is about establishing
healthy boundaries. Without borders, emotions get damaged and you are
reduced to being functional rather than fully operational in your life and in other
relationships (whether amorous or philanthropic). In such cases the old saying
is true, "hurting people hurt people." All too often the recipient of our broken-
ness becomes and innocent victim of our failure to erect proverbial fences and
our failure to manage our proverbial gates.
To LUV U also means that you develop your ability to accept the U that
is while you are on your way to the U that will be. IfU don't, then your past will
always be your future. If you are 3501bs. Learn to LUV U at 350. That doesn't
mean stay 350. But, you still have to break the barriers of low self esteem and
emotional vulnerability that create the some of the biggest emotional roller coast-
ers of our lives. Low self esteem and emotional vulnerability tend to lead us into
unhealthy attachments with people or things (food, drugs, alcohol... etc).
Wrong attachments can kill you. They can kill you emotionally, spiritually; it can
kill your influence, or worse yet it can lead to your own mortality.


Reddi-Arts 1037 Hendricks Avenue Jacksonville, Florida 32207
STANTON GALA COMMITTEE MEETING:Current class leaders, faculty
and staff of Old Stanton, New Stanton and Stanton Vocational high schools are
urged to attend on Monday, February 14, 2011, 6:00 P.M., at Bethel Baptist
Institutional Church, 215 Bethel Baptist Street (First Street entrance) to discuss
plans for the 5th Stanton Gala on June 25, 2011. For more information, please
visit the Stanton website at www.stantonhigh.org. or call Kenneth Reddick, Gala
Chairman at 904-764-8795.


FFRRIIARY12- 2011


PAGE B 2


THE






PAGEB3 CMYK


THE STAR


FEBRUARY12. 2011


from The Florida & Georgia Star


I TaStu Waus


aur Ucrt


FAMILY FEATURES
alentine's Day naturally brings thoughts of hearts,
flowers, sweetness and love. But did you know that
it also falls during American Heart Month? A perfect
time to start taking care of your heart and the hearts
of the ones you love.
You might think that a heart-healthy diet is boring or flavorless.
Actually, eating for your heart can add a lot of flavor, and some
of it may come from surprising sources such as watermelon.
Eating watermelon can help maintain cardiovascular health. That's
because the amino acid called citrulline in watermelon increases
free arginine which helps maintain blood flow, the arteries, and
overall cardiovascular function.
To get more scrumptious recipes like these, and to learn more
about the heart benefits of watermelon, visit www.watermelon.org.


Watermelon Oat Crumble


Use heart-shaped and
circular cookie cutters
to shape a variety of
watermelon treats.


Grilled Scallops and Watermelon Mini Kebabs


Watermelon Oat Crumble Watermelon S'mores


Serves 6 to 8
2 cups rolled or quick cook
oats
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1/8 cup honey
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup chopped pecans
6 cups watermelon balls
To-.' tIh ,.ita' tll' lho.' lc',. 'il'j-
IlIll .lld pe.i ( .!ll h1111i ll l ed v ell
Spiead llltiiO1 e\ l la..e i oi jI
p ..!l'l :c1t p.iper-1ni.ld c,.>,.,k,,.
,i.\'t Bil.e iii prei.-hl .iiA.dJ i F
oi eII h 1ii tl ,'oh1len Lr,-,, n Tirni
o t o '. en I.i in ilic ir.i. ir, .ir
.r11 .ltii rH O i.. III lI I n ill lres
Reiw > e aid ,-ool Biealk iin-
t'ltll.ibCi'1 A i!. 0!1 uC'M li ii. m lol!
hall. Iii )1 i t 1 nmjll Ik.m 1 i oi [ lile
;leni ined 3l m]te, and I.-p tlll [lie
-,.ii cro inwl.


Serves 4
1 cup graham cracker
crumbs
1/2 cup melted dark
chocolate chips
4 2 x 4 x 1-inch-thick
rectangles of seedless
watermelon
1 cup mini marshmallows
Spl!ikcl t 111e [ ljli.il h .l .i. k' er
nklllit M O 11 e Ilie ee l 01 -1 plates.
-)r li7 I >I t' le d.l l birk. i, ..i' te
o, '.. the ,- I l 'i [1F l.h .. ...- .' -
ineloln Ie.i2ihn ll e c1 elt!ie ilunibs
.llhl '|lh.'.'.ih.l[' onI1 C. hit' pljte
[Di)i7 l- I Oft ilic k L u il ,hl.ite
o> ei ilie .. teniieloi -pi ini le the
tiu i ln lle..,, ', i i C i c i \ .ii ; io elon
.inJ d iizzle te eil n l t.iii ,. olate
o% el Itlee in1! -lnallhm <'


Hcarl-Heallhl Ealing Plan
Ihe I DA~ I e.tiii- p!.i Iii heri.i AlI .ppiiciJ i ,t o 1 op II:,)perten-iiIh1
i' 1 i lil; lei oinM elided dieti il l Iih been pr|lr .el 1o I-,it:i Ilooid
pre.' -ir. Ir hi.i' cnJd r-...e..l I',
* Thi. e N.iiih1.i.il KH.:.ii Lu iii. .ilJ d BI l.i.i~ ll In l.I 1 ore .t ile N.i0l4.iil!
Insnrnlrh s ,. 1 .iirlt ,it dII I i D)l| iriT llint oIt H-' IIlli .ii Hiiml.ili

* The Anieli ii. ile.i1L A .ot i.iiio
* iThe Dic.'ar-, (jiidc i..L i tr \c.ii1ct 11ii
* I iS N .iU, lindei t. ir fire.iilnii i. 1 II 1. blood i pi.'ssiri'
And new research has shown that following the DASH diet over
time will reduce the risk of stroke and heart disease, as well as kidney
stones. The benefits of the DASH diet have also been seen in teens
with hypertension.
Learn more at www.dashdiet.org.


Grilled Scallops and
Watermelon Mini Kebabs
12 sea scallops
4 cups boiling vegetable or
chicken broth
24 1 x 1-inch watermelon
cubes
1/4 cup soy sauce
1 tablespoon sesame oil
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 tablespoon fresh minced
ginger
Cut the scallops into halves across
the diameter to create half-moon
shapes. Place them in a heatproof
casserole dish in a single layer.
Pour the boiling clear broth over
the scallops and let them poach
for 5 minutes. Drain and cool the
scallops. On each skewer alternate
1 half-moon scallop, then 2 water-
melon cubes, then another half-
moon scallop. Mix together the soy
sauce, sesame oil, garlic and ginger
and brush the kebabs as they are
grilled over a medium hot grill for
about 90 seconds per side turning
once. Serve warm. Serves 12 as
an appetizer.



1\alerniclon
season is roughly' May
through October. But
\ou can enjoi delicious
imported \ aternmelon
all year round.


I Watermelon S'mores I


PAGE B-3


* Happy Valentine's Day *






PAGEB4 CMYK


THE STAR


FEBRUARY12. 2011


WtCeo
rU I rl~~T1IKmUF ~l~T~ tlfTWfII


|kY" '1 h" "..-J
Tom Walter, right, the baseball coach at Wake Forest, visiting
with Kevin Jordan a day after donating a kidney to Jordan.


The Florida Star

ATLANTA
Outfielder Kevin Jordan
focused his research on the
opportunity for playing
time when he was offered a
scholarship at Wake Forest
But, his father Keith had
another set of priorities:
Who is this coach, Tom
Walter? Will he look out for
my son? Oh, but that
answer will come in due
time.
Keith Jordan dug back


to the coach's previous
tenure at the University of
New Orleans. He discov-
ered that, even though
Hurricane Katrina had left
Walter's home in 12 feet of
water, attention to his
team's needs never
wavered.
Walter supervised the
players' temporary reloca-
tion to the campus of New
Mexico State. And he
vowed to assist anyone
weighing a transfer to
another college.


"A lot of coaches
wouldn't have done that,"
Jordan said Wednesday.
Far fewer would do
what Walter did this week:
donate a kidney to a player.
Among the many questions
Jordan had posed about the
coach, one had never
occurred to him: Would he
part with a vital organ if his
son needed it?
"Any player on the
team, past or present,"
Walter said during a good-
news conference at Emory
University Hospital, two
days after surgeons trans-
ferred one of his kidneys
into Kevin Jordan.
"I didn't ask," said
Jordan, a freshman from
Columbus, Ga., who was
not a transplant match with
family members. "He vol-
unteered. I'm just really
thankful."
Walter enjoyed his col-
lege days at Georgetown so
much that he said the
thought of Jordan sitting in
a dorm room tethered at
least eight hours daily to a
dialysis machine as
Jordan was last semester-
was unacceptable.
"It just breaks your
heart," Walter said.
He said that his motiva-
tion in donating a kidney
was not getting back Jordan
as a player, but giving him
"just a chance to be a col-
lege freshman."
"I couldn't believe
what he had endured,"
Walter said. "It was obvi-
ous to me this was the right
thing to do from Day 1."
That day arrived last
fall, soon after Jordan, 19,


was found to have ANCA
vasculitis, a rare kidney
disorder resulting from
autoimmune swelling. The
diagnosis took months to
pin down.
In qualifying as a donor
match, Walter, a father of a
son and a daughter, beat
odds of about 7 to 1,
according to Dr. Kenneth
Newell, who handled the
first half of the transplant.
Assured that he could
resume a normal lifestyle
the original kidney
donor in 1954, Newell said
Wednesday, lived until last
year and aware that
Jordan could languish on a
national donor list for up to
five years, Walter said he
never thought twice about
his pledge.


A recipient, Kirk said,
"receives an extra 10 years
of life" over a dialysis
patient. "Kevin should live
a life that is normal in
activity and normal in
length," he said.
Their story has resonat-
ed across the country,
nowhere more movingly
than in Dallas. In 2007, in
an action that received
widespread publicity, the
retired Cowboys corner-
back Everson Walls donat-
ed a kidney to ex-teammate
Ron Springs.
Walls said he was espe-
cially impressed that,
unlike he and Springs,
Walter and Jordan were
members of different age
and racial groups.
The transplant raised


the inevitable question of
whether Wake Forest vio-
lated an N.C.A.A. rule by
providing an "extra bene-
fit" to an athlete, defined as
a special arrangement not
made available to other uni-
versity students. Wake
Forest's Wellman acknowl-
edged that an extra benefit
was indeed conferred.
"No doubt about that,"
he said. "I dare anyone to
challenge this benefit."
Erik Christianson,
director of public and
media relations for the
N.C.A.A., said: "We wish
Coach Walter and Kevin
Jordan all the best. This
wonderful act of compas-
sion and generosity is truly
extraordinary, beyond the
scope of any rule."


Magic Johnson

Invests in Vibe Holdings

The Florida Star
Earvin "Magic" Johnson company, Magic
Johnson Enterprises, and Ron Burkle's Yucaipa Cos.
agrees to invest in Vibe Holdings LLC. This invest-
ment will make the NBA legend chairman of the
media company that owns Vibe magazine, in addi-
tion to other well-known brands like the television
franchise 'Soul Train.'
As part of this new endeavor, Vibe Holdings,
LLC will expand its media holdings in the near
future to revitalize its brands, thus creating an entic-
ing urban media platform for choice advertisers. Magic Johnson Chairiman
Financial terms of the deal weren't disclosed. But, it is said to be in the eight dig-
its. It is a major milestone for Magic Johnson to become chairman of a prominent
corporation that speaks to our audience. The net result of this investment does not
render Vibe Holdings, LLC a firm that is majority-black owned, but with Magic
Johnson as chairman, we will have a veteran leader of the African American com-
munity at its helm. Hopefully, African Americans will soon have even greater input
into the communications that inform us.


ARTIST BOOT CAMP
Sled by Bishop
Hezekiah Walker



I

Iight 2/18 Appreciating Dr. Teresa Hairston
1r 25 Years of Service to the Gospel Conlmmmi. .


PAGE B-4


UI H


SPORTS


GSU Linebackers Coach

Andre Robinson Lands

Interim Head Coach Position

GRAMBLING, LA,
FEBRUARY 4, 2011 -
Grambling State
University President
Frank G. Pogue today
announced that he has
appointed GSU
Linebackers Coach
Andre Robinson as
...E interim head football
coach. Mr. Robinson, an
alum and standout colle-
I < giate linebacker has
been the University's
Coach Andre Robinson linebackers coach since
2004.
While a student athlete, Robinson became the first
defensive player to be named as Grambling State's
Most Valuable Player. During his collegiate career,
from 1977 to 1981, he helped lead the G-Men to three
straight SWAC championships. Robinson was named
the Bayou Classic's Most Valuable Player in 1980 in
the Tigers' 43-6 victory over the Southern Jaguars. The
following year, he was a consensus All-American
selection by the Associated Press, Kodak, The Sporting
News and the Sheridan Press and also was named the
SWAC's Defensive Player of the Year.
"Andre Robinson links the legacy of Eddie
Robinson to the present football championship era.
Andre was an accomplished player at Grambling who
was recognized nationally," says GSU Athletic
Director Lin Dawson. During his 30-year coaching
career, he has built on his success as a player by devel-
oping excellent athletes who were under his tutelage."
The University is launching its search for a perma-
nent head football coach. While announcing interim
appointment, President Pogue noted that Grambling
State University enjoys the finest reputation in athletics
of any other HBCU and most other institutions in the
country: "Our goal is to maintain this cherished reputa-
tion of being winners," he said. "Andre Robinson's
willingness to assume the interim role will allow the
University time to identify the strongest candidates."
Robinson called it an honor and privilege to be
asked to step in as the interim head coach. "We will
stay our course and remain focused on our young men
and keep them together and have a winning football
team this season," he said. "I'm ready and up for the
task before me."






PAGEB5 CMYK


FEBRUARY 12. 2011 THE STAR PAGE B-5




POLITICAL *




Former Vice President Gore came to Jacksonville
today to support Alvin Brown's candidacy for mayor.
He highlighted Brown's leadership and issued a strong
endorsement.
"President Clinton and I trusted Alvin to rebuild
and reshape cities across America, and I believe that he
can do the same here in Jacksonville," Gore said.
Gore said that Brown had lived the American
dream, working his way through college, earning his
bachelor's degree and MBA from Jacksonville
University and then going on to work as an advisor and
business leader. Gore said Brown has the knowledge,
skill set and passion to take Jacksonville to the next
level of great American cities.
Brown said he was "humbled and thrilled" that
Gore had traveled here to campaign on his behalf, just
as he was last October, when former President Bill
Clinton attended a Jacksonville fundraiser for his cam-
paign. Alvin Brown for Mayor and former Vice PresidentAl Gore Alvin Brown for Mayor, Wright, and former Vice President
BACKGROUND Al Gore
Brown served as a senior member of the Clinton-
Gore Administration beginning in 1993. As Vice
President Gore's senior advisor for Urban Policy and
vice chair of the White House Community
Empowerment Board, Brown advised both the vice
president and President Clinton on a wide range of
domestic issues, including community revitalization,
job creation, new business development and expansion
of the supply of affordable housing.
Brown led the Clinton-Gore Administration's $4
billion overall community empowerment initiatives,
with a special emphasis on the Empowerment
Zone/Enterprise Community program which included
the new market tax credit initiatives. The highly suc-
cessful programs helped revitalize economically
impoverished urban and rural communities and gener-
ated unprecedented levels of public-private partner-
ships resulting in more than $10 billion in private
investments to the designated communities.
Brown was also co-chair of the White House Task Alvin Brown, Mia Jones, Florida State Representatives and Alvin Brown for Mayor, Betty Burney, Duval County
Force on Livable Communities focusing on urban former Vice PresidentAl Gore School Board and former Vice PresidentAl Gore
sprawl and smart growth prior to his work at the White
House. He held a number of key positions within the administration, including senior advisor to the late Commerce Secretary Ron Brown and senior advisor to former
U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Andrew Cuomo. While at HUD, Brown was responsible for overseeing the Department's $100 million disaster recov-
ery initiatives, which included leading an overhaul of the Department's disaster response effort. Brown served in the Clinton-Gore transition team. Brown first came to
Washington, D.C. to work as an intern for U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) while Nelson was serving in the U.S. House of Representatives.






JACKSONVILLE, FL (Feb 10th, 2011) Recently returned from Cairo, Egypt,
Dr. Gulani reminisces about staying in Tahrir square just a month before it became a
battle ground.
"The very name of the country "Egypt" brings childhood fairytales to mind and
seeing the great Pyramids, the Sphinx and thousands of year old relics only under-
scores that once in a lifetime opportunity.
I came back admiring the VISION of these ancient inhabitants with their engi-
neering genius, their mathematical acumen, their medical forecasts and their artistic
skills that had centuries ago pinnacled to connect with divinity itself.
Not in my wildest forecasts could I imagine that beautiful square right next to the
world famous Egyptian Museum becoming a battle ground" Dr.Gulani
Along with Havard Professor Dr.
Pineada, Jacksonville eye surgeon, Dr. Arun
Gulani were the only two US eye surgeons
invited by Cairo University faculty to teach
\fi@4P! at the recently concluded International Eye i
Surgery Conference held in Cairo- Egypt.
We accepted the invite to teach our surgi-
cal advances and met with progressive sur-
geons who aspired to make Egyptian eye
care, world class.
I U largestDr. Gulani spent time at the world's
Creative I US iS largest library in Alexandria and admired
their modern architecture and voluminous
database.
World famous eye surgeon, Dr. Gulani Egypt Lecture
often travels globally shar-
ing his futuristic eye surgi-
cal techniques with col-
leagues.
When asked whether
he shall continue to accept .
SiCS ~invites worldwide to teach
10MLO G- ~eye surgery given the pos-
sible dangers of travel, he
said "Ofcourse- It's a priv-
ilege to share my work
with fellow eye surgeons".
Dr. Gulani at the Pyramids.


Dr. Gulani Tahrir Square Dr. Gulani at the Sphinx






PAGEB6 CMYK


AREA


NEWS


I,


"Models on the Move," that was the theme for Karen
Washington & Company and Dangerous Curves as they
performed at the Southern Women's Show in Savannah,
Georgia.
The audience was awed as the models walked across
the main stage, wearing fashion by Ashley Stewart on
Saturday and Sunday. The ladies performance was
sponsored by The Georgia Star Newspaper and Impact
radio show.
Karen Washington was very impressive as she
described the each item worn, which included the beau-
tiful black pant suit she wore. If you missed Models on
the Move this year, don't allow such to happen in
October for Jacksonville and again February, 2012 in
Savannah. The Southern Women's Show is indeed, a
great show.


Does your child have autism? Does he or she have
difficulty socializing or talking with family and friends?
If your child is 6 to 12 years of age, he or she may be
eligible for ConnectMe, a clinical research trial of an
investigational medication.


ConnectMe provides (at no cost):
* Study medication
* Comprehensive study-related
evaluations
* Diagnosis and close follow-up
with experienced physicians


To see if your child qualifies, or to learn more, visit or call:
www.ConnectMeClinicalTrial.com


904 280 3552
George M. Joseph, MD, PA
1579 The Greens Way Suite 18
Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250


connect
-- .. -.;l,: -l.t l * 1. .


PAGE R-iB


r'rnrrrT A DT Il,


Happy

Valentine's Day

from

The Florida &

Georgia Star


IrYTJ V'r A















Place Your Ad We also accept Cash and Money Orders Call Liz 904-766-8834 L]-Zi
To Advertise Order by Tuesday @ 4:00 p.m. Artwork in by Wednesday @ 4:00 p.m. E I Sr a


DO YOU EARN $800.00 IN A DAY? Your Own
Local Candy Route 25 Machines and Candy All
for $9995.00 All Major Credit Cards Accepted
(877)915-8222 AINB02653


17 DRIVERS NEEDED! Top 5% Pay! Excellent
Benefits New Trucks Ordered! Need CDL-A & 3
mos recent OTR. (877)258-8782 www.melton-
truck.com
Drivers FOOD TANKER DRIVERS NEEDED
OTR positions available NOW! CDL-A w/ Tanker
REQ'D. Outstanding pay & Benefits! Call a
recruiter TODAY! (877)882-6537 www.oaklev-
transport.com

Drivers Earn Up to 39/mi HOME SEVERAL
NIGHTS & WEEKENDS 1 yr OTR Flatbed exp.
Call: (800)572-5489 Susan ext. 227 SUNBELT
TRANSPORT, LLC
Drivers / Teams $1,000.00 SIGN ON BONUS!


1 PROBLEM ELIINATOR i|
What you read.is what you get. Here
is no problem so great that Black Jack
Can't solve. If you want Dr. Black Jack to
work something good for you, then he
Will work something good for you. Ifyoul
want him to work something dirty for
lyou then he will work something dirty for
you. Dr. Black Jack is one of the mostly
powerful men in the world today. He is
|the man you needto see.All youneedtoI
do is contact Dr. Black Jack by phone or
letter and let him know what you want to
do. If you have children or loved ones in
jail or prison, if you have someone on
crack, PCP or any drugs at all, Dr. Black
Jack can help you. Black Jack has some
Iofthe most powerfulhands and oils inthe
world today. If you're sincere about solv-
ing your problems, then call the man
who's sincere about his work. He's Big,
He's Bad, He's Black. He's Dr. Black
Jack. Call or Write Immediately. I
24 Hours a Day -7 Days aWeek
Write to: P.O. Box 276
Stafford, TX 77497 I
Call: (832) 646-1924
-I II


100% O/Op Contractor
Co. Dedicated Reefer
Fleet Run California,
Midwest, East. Call
(800)237-8288 or visit
www.suncocarriers.com
Driver $.33/mile to
$.42/mile based on
length of haul, PLUS
$.02/mile safety bonus
paid quarterly. Van &
Refrigerated. CDL-A
w/3 mos current OTR
experience. (800)414-
9569. www.dri-
vekniaht.com


REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
Proposal Number: 11-09
CONSULTANT FOR FEDERAL GOVERNMENT Relations
FOR THE
JACKSONVILLE PORT AUTHORITY
Proposals will be received by the Jacksonville PortAuthority (JAX-
PORT) until 3:00 p.m. (EST), on Thursday, February 24,2011 at
which time they will be opened in the First Floor Conference
Room, 2831 Talleyrand Avenue, Jacksonville, Florida 32206.
All Proposals must be submitted in accordance with the
Specifications of Proposal Number 11-19, which may be obtained
on Monday, February 7, 2011 from the bidding opportunities
website: http://www.jaxport.com/about/projects.cfm.
Procurement & Contract Services Department
P.O. Box 3005
Jacksonville, Florida 32206
(904) 367-3455
SUMMONS AND NOTICE OF FILING
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
COUNTY OF RICHLAND
Yvonne Green Jones. Plaintiff
vs.
Clarence Adolphus B. Jones. Defendant
TO DEFENDANT, CLARENCE ADOLPHUS B.
JONES: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and
required to answer the Complaint for Divorce, the original
of which has been filed in the Richland County Family
Court at the Office of the Clerk of Family Court, 1701
Main Street, Columbia, SC, 29201 on October 25, 2010, a
copy of which can be delivered to you upon request; and to
serve a copy of your Answer to this Complaint upon
Plaintiff's attorney, the subscribed, at the address shown
below, within thirty (30) days after service hereof, exclu-
sive of the day of such service. If you fail to Answer the
Complaint for Divorce, judgement by default will be ren-
dered against you for the relief demanded in the
Complaint. Lillie C. Hart, Attorney for Plaintiff,
P.O. Box 24465 Columbia, SC 29224

PUBLISHED NOTICE
JASMINE HOWARD Case No. 10SC011625
You are being sued by JSM Properties, LLC in Dane
County Small Claims Court. There is an answer date of
February 9, 2011 at 9:00 a.m. for the above mentioned
case. I will be asking the Court for a judgment in the
amount of $2187.10, together with costs and such other
relief as the Court deems proper.
IF YOU WISH TO DISPUTE THIS MATTER, you must
send a written answer addressed to: Dane County
Courthouse Attn: Clerk of Corts, 215 South Hamilton Street,
Room 1000, Madison, WI, 53703 on or before February 9,
2011 at 9:00 a.m. (This date represents a written answer
date, NOT AN APPEARANCE DATE). You must also send
a copy of your written answer to me at the address listed
below. Upon receipt of the answer, the Court will then
schedule the matter for a hearing and mail notices to all
parties.
IF YOU DO NOT FILE A WRITTEN ANSWER, a judgment
may be awarded to me for the total amount indicated
above.
JSM Properties, LLC, Attn: Lynn Cliff
101 N. Mills Street, Madison, WI 53715


Heat & Air JOBS Ready to work? 3 week
accelerated program. Hands on environment.
Nationwide certifications and Local Job
Placement Assistance! (877)994-9904
Approved for VA education benefits. Learn to
Operate a Crane or Bulldozer. Heavy Equipment
Training. National Certification. Georgia School of
Construction. www.Heavy5.com Use code "FLCNH"
(866)218-2763


Own 20 Acres Only $129/mo. $13,900 near
growing El Paso, Texas (safest city in America!)
Low down, no credit checks, owner financing.
Free map/pictures (866)485-4364 www.sunse-
tranches.com


Jacksonville Newest & Most Exciting Daycare
RAINBOW N' LOLLIPOP EARLY LEARNING CTR
1233 Lane Ave, Bldg. #39
Tele: 781-9998 or 781-9995
Offering FREE & REDUCED LUNCH


Advertise in Over 100 Papers throughout Florida.
Advertising Networks of Florida. Put us to work for
You! (866)742-1373 www.florida-classifieds.com







Donate Car Boat RV Motorcycle
1-800-227-2643 aw
www.charityboatsales.org
FREE 2-Night Vacation!




1-866-FUND- 108
Get cash for your structured settlement or annuity payments.
High payouts. Rated A+ by the Better Business Bureau.
I Im
%'IJ.C.WENTWORTH





Change Your Life. Your Future.
You have the power to change your future. And
you can do it right here at Florida State
College at Jacksonville. To learn about
employment opportunities that are available,
please visit our website at Jobs.FSCJ.edu.
NOTICE OF POSITIONS AVAILABLE
The Florida Star Newspaper
The Georgia Star Newspaper
Sales, Marketing, Distribution, Layout,
Reporter
Jacksonville, Starke, Waldo, Gainesville, Archer,
Alachua, St. Augustine, Palatka,
Palm Coast, Savannah, Hinesville, Darien,
Brunswick/Kingsland
Call: (904) 766-8834
email: clara@thefloridastar.com


"Together we are the SOLUTION"


Woman Gets "Thera-Gesic"
Tattoo After Successful Use!
BEXAR COUNTY Mary Ann W. used Thcra-Gtsic' o her sore back lad ;,wso
,ciWcd dtb.ulhgII Ria. h lT s lsaroi dg)'atl raluw ,. h 1 -..... T.,, i ,.. > lamji
, u cchuhnrl ion.
When asked wk ere on her Il ly sie gi i the l[aIr sL e paines.sle i i
replied "None of your dang business!'" -


6'


Go thip'lit i u iidi Themra-Gesic'


$$$ ACCESS LAWSUIT CASH NOW!!! $$$ As seen
on TV.$$$ Injury Lawsuit Dragging? Need $500-
$500,000++within 48/hrs? Low rates APPLY NOW BY
PHONE! Call Today! Toll-Free: (800)568-8321
www.lawcapital.com


AIRLINES ARE HIRING Train for high paying
Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA approved program.
Financial aid if qualified Housing available. CALL
Aviation Institute of Maintenance (866)314-3769.
ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE from Home. *Medical,
*Business, *Paralegal, *Crimiinal Justice. Job place-
ment assistance. Computer available. Financial Aid if
qualified. SCHEV certified. Call (877)206-5165,
www.Centura.us.com

Subscribe to
The Florida or Georgia Star Newspaper
Call (904) 766-8834





EPIPHANY MANOR


62+ Income eligible
Studios & One bedrooms
386-767-2556 f r
TTY 1800-955-9771 MO



Famliy Reunion T-Shirts.
New online ordering program..
promonorm@gmail.com
262-9155


LIGHTEN YOUR LOAD
with
W & W Moving & Delivery Service
An Experienced & Proud Moving Service
Same Day Delivery to Any Local Point
Low Hourly or Flat Rate *FREE ESTIMATES
CALL TO SCHEDULE
YOUR APPOINTMENT!
(904) 563-5656

BFred Williams


SmC Licensed & Insured

9 Commercial & Residential



THOMAS PLUMBING REPAIRS
Low Rates. (904) 764-9852

HANDYMAN
Minor Home Repairs, Painting interior/exterior,
Pressure Washing, Exp. & Reasonable Rates
Call: 904.768.7671




DRIVERS: WERNER NEEDS YOU!
IMMEDIATE Opportunities!
No CDL, No problem!
CDL Traninnig Available.
Great Benefits & Potential earnings of $750-800/wk!
Call Today! 1-866-457-6236


Need More Response?

Advertising Networks of Florida
can get your ad in hundreds of
p1Lpr8 rjachi ngiirl MIIL.IONS or people!


1-866-742-1373


Sforia-



florida-cl


Put US to work

for you!


S ...........



sifl ds.com


FEBRUARY 12, 2011


PAGrEr R-7


THE STAR









PAGE B-8 THE STAR FEBRUARY 12, 2011


BE AT PEACE
with
AARON AND BURNEY BIVENS FUNERAL HOME


Honoring the life of your loved one means you value the
relationship you shared. Aaron and Burney Bivens Funeral
Home want to help you decide how to celebrate that bond,
and honor the unique individual you've lost.

AARON AND BURNEY BIVENS
FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATIONS SERVICES
529 Kingsley Ave. Orange Park 904.264.1233 ~ www.BivensFuneralHome.com


Belly Asque Davis, URI, CDIPH uEALTK
Watson Real y Pontr Vedra Beadi Office
Direct 90Wji571-1 182

BA Daviso1iaanRealtorTp..c/m


Does your child have autism? Does he or she have ConnectMe provides (at no cost):
difficulty socializing or talking with family and friends? Study medication
If your child is 6 to 1 2 years of age, he or she may be Comprehensive study-related
eligible for ConnectMe, a clinical research trial of an evaluations
investigational medication. Diagnosis and close follow-up
with experienced physicians
To see if your child qualifies, or to learn more, visit or call:
www.Conn ectMeClinicalTrial-com
904 280 3552
George M. Joseph, MD, PA
1579 The Greens Way Suite 18 COnneC" .'
Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250


Top 20 Playlist October-November 2010
Listen to WCGL AM 1360 LIVE at www.wcgll360.com!
1. Nobody Greater VaShawn Mitchell
2. It's All God The Soul Seekers Feat. Marvin Winans
3. I Won't Let You Fall Helen Miller & New Anointing
4. It's About Time For A Miracle Beverly Crawford
5. I Want To Say Thank You Lisa Page Brooks
6. Leave It In The Hands of the Lord The Supreme 7
7. I Chose To Worship Wess Morgan
8. On My Way Back Up Jimmy Hicks & VOI
9. Hold On The Brown Sisters
10. Jesus You Are April Nevels
11. Lord Do It Alvin Darling
12. Nobody Like You Fred Hammond
13. I Give Myself Away William McDowell
14. Turn It Over To Jesus The Second Chapter
15. Just for Me Shekinah Glory Ministry
16. Lord We Praise You Phoenix Mass Choir
17. Expect The Great Jonathan Nelson
18. Lord You're Mighty Youthful Praise feat. J.J. Hairston
19. He Wants It All Forever Jones
20. Just Stand Hope Chapel Mass Choir


p fC. ir:r
%:I~dql~jj~-$


p.-... -^


a


46


IFbKM.


Laurence Greene
photographer
904-553-7359/
904-444-4044
>I?t!


A
/


THE STAR


PAGE B-8


FEBRUARY12, 2011


h!) Jf):-VNLj i), bM






FEBRUARY 12, 2011 THE STAR PR-I


RE


P


RA


TEVYN COLE NAMED AS ONE OF
NATION'S TOP 25 UNDER 22

TheRoot.com Hand
Picked 25 Young,
Black Innovators for
Month Long Feature

Eighteen years old
Tevyn Cole, owner of
School Me Clothing, is
named as one of the
nation's 'Top 25 Under
22' for TheRoot.com.
According to TheRoot.com these 25 change makers
were selected after sifting through hundreds of entries
and research. "We embarked on a nationwide search
to find African-American youth, ages 16 to 21, who are
innovators in the green movement, science and tech-
nology, social justice, business and the arts. The 25
winners we selected for our Young Futurists list are
committed to making the world a better place and are
actively doing something about it." The Top 25 list is
comprised of high school and college students from
around the country, but they share a common interest to
make a difference and leave a legacy. "I am completely
honored to be named among the Top 25 Under 22. I
want to continue to make a difference in this world and
I look forward to possibly collaborating with the other
Top 25 winners. It's all about helping each other to
reach the goal," says Tevyn Cole. Visit www.the-
root.com to see Tevyn Cole and the other 24 future
leaders.
Tevyn, who just recently returned from a teach-
ing assignment in Korea, is a junior at Eastern Michi-
gan University majoring in international business and
Japanese. He is a Steve Harvey Disney Dreamer, 2010
Black Enterprise Teenpreneur of the Year nominee,
2010 Ebony Magazine Breakout to Watch and winner
of the Laila Ali/Kroger "I Can Make History" Contest.
He has also received several recognition within his
community and school for his commitment to service
and academics. In addition, Tevyn Cole is a teen mo-
tivational speaker and has a true passion for positively
impacting his peers.


FAMU Alumna is the first African-
American Female to Attend the
University of Florida
MD-PhD Program

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. Florida A&M
University (FAMU) alumna Brittney Newby re-
cently became the first African-American female
to be admitted into the University of Florida (UF)
MD-PhD program.
Newby, an Atlanta, Ga. native, graduated
summa cum laude in the spring of 2009 from
FAMU with a bachelor's degree in chemistry. She
was officially accepted into UF's prestigious pro-
gram Jan. 18.
"It is very humbling," said Newby. "I
can't help but to think of all of the people that
have paved the way. Without them, I wouldn't
even have the opportunity to partake in this pres-
tigious program. I have dreamed of being a doc-
tor and changing the dynamics of healthcare for
pretty much all of my life. I think being the first
African-American female accepted is just a
bonus. It gives me a chance to provide a good ex-
ample for those who come behind me."
The University of Florida's MD-PhD
program was created in 1967. Each year, the pro-
gram only admits eight students due to the fact
that the student's full tuition is paid along with
paying the students a monthly stipend of $1,900
per month. Dr. Lekan Latinwo, chair ofFAMU's
Department of Biology, Dr. James Adams, co-
chair, and Letina Banks, pre-health advisor, met
with the director of the University of Florida's
MD-PhD program Dr. Stephen Hsu and his assis-
tant, Skip Harris, in hopes of increasing UF's ad-
mission of more minority students into their
program.
"When I read Brittney's personal state-
ment, I told her she would be our first student to
enter into the MD-PhD program at the University
of Florida due to her extensive research experi-
ence," Banks said. "We started working together
to make sure this happened."
Newby currently works at the Children's Hospital


in Boston as a research assistant. In her lab, she
investigates the role of genetics on the progres-
sion of skeletal disorders, while also investigat-
ing the biological aspects of these disorders
through mouse models.
"My day-to-day typically involves run-
ning experiments, genotyping samples and look-
ing after the mouse colony," she said. "While
working at the Children's Hospital-Boston, I have
been able to gain extensive insight on what entails
the life of a physician scientist."
Newby, who was a player on the Lady
Rattler Softball Team, said the university was in-
strumental in her development as a student and a
person.
"At FAMU, I wasn't just a student, I was a part
of a family," said Newby. "My teachers were
amazing many of which I can still call if I need
any advice. While a student at FAMU, sometimes
I would think, 'Why am I learning this or why is
the coursework so difficult?' But as I look back
on my time at FAMU, I am very happy to have
had such rigorous coursework because it has truly
prepared me for medical school."
After graduation, Newby hopes to work
as a pediatric physician.
"Depending on my specialization and field of re-
search, my research will be impacted by my clin-
ical experiences with patients," she said.
"Hopefully, my research will translate into new
approaches for diagnosis, prevention and treat-
ment of diseases. Right now, I am most interested
in the pathology of disease and the biological
mechanisms involved in the progression of dis-
ease."


P


~-"~""""""""""""""" """""""""""""


FEBRUARY 12, 2011


THE STAR


PR- 1






FEBRUARY 12, 2011


AU 'IHOK UK. BELL
ENCOURAGES YOUTH AND
SPEAKS TO URBAN PROB-
LEMS IN NEW CHILDREN'S
BOOK, I THINK I CAN BE A
DOCTOR

MEMPHIS,
TENN) Author
and Podiatrist Dr.
-John E. Bell will
release his sec-
-, -a ond book on Jan-
i uary 15, 2011 to
address issues in
the black family.
SI Think I Can Be
A Doctor is a
Ir.l Jlh E.l children's book
unlike any on the
shelves today.
Addressing such issues as premarital sex,
gangs, drugs and other problems that
youth face, this book serves as a tool for
parents and concerned adults to broach
sensitive subject-matter.
"As a father, a mentor and a con-
cerned citizen, I wrote I Think I Can Be A
Doctor to help the parents, teachers, so-
cial workers, etc. introduce very impor-
tant issues with young children. I perused
the shelves for months looking for books
that did the same and when I did not see
what I was looking for, I sat down and
wrote the book myself. It's illustrated and
thoughtful for children, yet it is impactful
and encourages youth to do well in
school, avoid the pitfalls of bad decisions
and most importantly dream big," said
Bell.
One conversation can change a
child's life. Jeremy is a nine-year old boy
from a single-parent home who wants
nothing more in the world than to become
a doctor. Surrounded by the grim reality
of the inner-city, he is constantly encour-
aged by his working mom to do well in
school, go to college and become what his
heart desires. She only hopes that her


constant talks with her son will prevent
him from being a statistic like his previ-
ously deceased cousin. While on a skat-
ing trip with friends from school, Jeremy
suffers and injury that sends him to the
emergency room, where he meets Dr.
Moses. Dr. Moses is immediately taken
by Jeremy and his mother and spends the
remainder of the evening discussing with
the young boy how to avoid bad choices
like underage drinking and smoking,
gangs and premarital sex. He also re-
cruits Jeremy for his mentorship program.
This after-school program helps shape Je-
remy's life and eventually helps him be-
come the doctor. See how guidance from
the community, support from home and
believing in a child can help change his
life in the children's book, I Think I Can
Be A Doctor.
For a review copy or to schedule
an interview, please contact RiverHouse
Publishing at 910-539-9393 or visit Dr.
John E. Bell's website (www.dr-
johnebell.com), where you can also pur-
chase a copy of the PDF for $5 or
pre-order the book today for $10.

Urban Teen Dating Violence
Epidemic Prompts Tour Teach-
ing Students Valuable Tools to
Civility and Dating Etiquette

(RPRN) Urban etiquette in-
dustry leader NAUEP, (National Associa-
tion of Urban Etiquette Professionals), a
division of the award winning online
community, www.urbangirlz.org an-
nounces the launch of the Just Me and
You...Teen Dating Etiquette Tour in
recognition of Teen Dating Violence Pre-
vention Month in February.
According to African Voices
Against Violence, Tufts University, the
number one killer of African-American
women ages 15 to 34 is homicide at the
hands of a current or former intimate part-
ner. Furthermore, a study of eighth and
ninth graders, Vangie A. Foshee of the


sate Date Project concluded that 2) per-
cent of students indicated they had been
victims of dating violence, including
eight percent who disclosed being sexu-
ally abused.
"We had to break up a fight be-
tween an athlete and his girlfriend last
week, and that wasn't the first time," says
Yolanda D., school teacher. "These sta-
tistics and incidences have become com-
mon place in urban relationships because
urban teens are rarely exposed to teen dat-
ing etiquette. They often lack the com-
munication, conflict management and
dating etiquette skills crucial to maintain-
ing healthy relationships," says Urban-
Girlz, Inc. CEO and founder Trenette
Wilson.
The teen dating etiquette tour,
resource central and the Designer's
Daughter novel and play are all a part of
a campaign designed to bring awareness
to the issue of teen dating violence in the
urban community.
The tour will kick off with the
Just Me and You...Teen Dating Etiquette
Tour specifically designed to empower
urban youth with dating etiquette skills,
conflict management techniques, and
communication strategies.
Additional activities include an
online resource central at www.urban-
girlz.org, and the dynamic book and stage
play, The Designer's Daughter: What do
you do...When the Perfect Love Hurts?,
written and produced by UrbanGirlz
founder and CEO, Trenette Wilson. The
novel and play depict the perils of teen
dating violence. The play will debut in
Dallas, Texas on Saturday, February 26,
2011.
The Designer's Daughter novel
is part of the Buy a Book Give a Book
Campaign, where individuals, organiza-
tions and others purchase a book to do-
nate to schools and domestic abuse
shelters and programs.
For more information or for in-
terviews contact, Tiffany Turner at
214.271.6164, email


news(.urbangirlz.org.

Landon Middle Student Wins the
2011 Duval County Spelling Bee

Jacksonville, FL Ashlie Mal-
one, a sixth-grade student at Julia Landon
Middle, won the 2011 Duval County
Spelling Bee held at Mandarin Middle
School. The contest lasted 35 rounds and
the students spelled over 200 words. Ash-
lie won by spelling the word "kavya" cor-
rectly.
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 Pub-
lic 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 Na-
tional Spelling Bee.
Duval County Public Schools
operates 172 schools and serves approxi-
mately 123,000 students. The school dis-
trict 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 di-
verse world.


THE STAR


PR 2





FEBRUARY 12, 2011


Think I might run for president of my... (...class. I'll need a staff to help me!



www.readingclubfun.com Annimills LLC 2011 V8-N7


SPresidents Day!

-Geore Washi ton George Washington was our country's
or W first president. President Obama is our 4 4
-- heodore Roose 44th president. How much do you know
S* homas Jeferson about the presidents? Can you match 3
SLincoln the presidents listed in the flag to facts
John Adams J Bcanan about them and their presidency?
W. Bush Fill in the crossword with their last names:
w Esenhow 1. During the American Revolution, as a child r
adison in South Carolina, this president was taken 7
Andrew Jackson prisoner by the British. He was wounded by 8
C a sabre (sword) cut from a British officer when
sing the flag. he refused to clean the officer's boots.
ig how to take 2. His wife, Dolly, saved a favorite portrait of George Washington before
American flag the British attacked the city of Washington and burned the White House.
its. I am 3. While this man was president, the government made Washington D.C.
,d on my its new home. He and his wife were the first to live in the White House.
1 projects to 4. As a young soldier in battle, our nation's first president escaped 10
Eagle Scout! uninjured even though his uniform had bullet holes in it and two
Shores were shot out from under him.
S 5. This president loved the outdoors. He even lived as a cowboy for awhile. '
The much-loved toy, the teddy bear, is named after him.
6. This lawyer was known as "Honest Abe." When he was president, he
declared that the slaves were to be freed.- 0
7. This 5-star Army general was 1st president to travel in a nuclear-powered submarine.
j 8 8. This president drafted the Declaration of Independence. He felt strongly about each
person's rights and freedoms.
P 9. This president never married. He invited his niece to the White House to be his hostess.
10. This Governor of Texas became president eight years after his father left the presidency.
He owns a ranch where there are cows, dogs and cats.


THE STAR


PR 3





FEBRUARY 12, 2011 THE STAR PR-4


RE


P


RA


Literacy History
Celebration

(BLACK PR WIRE) On Sat-
urday, February 26, 2011 the Youth
Survivors Foundation, Inc. will host
the 4th Annual Literacy & History
Celebration at the Broward Central
Regional Park located at 3700 NW
11 Place, Lauderhill, Florida 33311.
The event celebrates the survival
and success of Africans in the Di-
aspora and promotes the impor-
tance of education in minority
communities.
The event features an inspi-
rational book give away, Gifted
hands by Dr. Ben Carson, Black
History Month trivia and prizes.
There will be plenty of food, drinks,
and a DJ. Tickets are only $10 for
adults (12 and up) and $5 for chil-
dren (ages 5- 11).
Bring the entire family for
a fun filled day supporting a worthy
cause. The Youth Survivors Foun-
dation, Inc. is non-profit organiza-
tion whose vision is to rejuvenate,
support and empower at risk youth
by providing services that will in-
troduce them to all of their possi-
bilities, expose them to all of life's
rewards, and teach them to utilize
all resources to secure success. The
organization has an active and im-
pactful teen and adult mentor pro-
gram, speaker series, and college
scholarship.
For more information about
tickets sales call 305 495 8252,
email sjarrett@ysfi.org, and visit
our website at www.ysfi.org. Also,
follow our journey on Facebook.


FkbS I


Virurit: SU3MdA~y.,FdbMury !6, 20L3
.i : i %ward canudbw kepo Park
37'DO 'A I L Fia
Lutdffhill FI.13.L1 %Jir o=3
Wbar: 1ui . ny k arloel .efr wnid
It lry: hu&wirmB f-,r pwpm ajpp
Tv Y.&_uiu_( ALL1h %ETAI1IM
111111WIIIIIII ~ f~
Am Mk MDRE

'L-1: $LO Admkii 4 12 & 01dald~
C 'Widnnt 5 -- iit


JACKSONVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY OF-
FERS STUDENT FINANCIAL AID
WORKSHOPS

Sessions provide an introduction to filling out
federal student aid forms

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., The Jack-
sonville Public Library, in partnership with the
Florida Department of Education Office of Stu-
dent Financial Assistance (OSFA), will present,
"Figuring Out FAFSA," a free session offering
a thorough explanation of the college financial
aid application process, including tips for filling
out forms.
WHEN: Monday, Feb. 14, 6:30 8:30 p.m
Webb Wesconnett Branch Library
6887 103rd St. 32210,
(904) 778-7305


FOPOD & DRLNK

Co(V rkh4wr. Raw
FREE 111OK1s
N.111 I I-S] (I
11Mt"S$


Tkke INF~lmd
Mft491, KS2

u'wvi CHI nWfle
OU d -T64F


Tuesday, Feb. 15, 6:30 8:30 p.m.
Regency Square Regional Library
9900 Regency Square Blvd. 32225,
(904) 726-5142

Wednesday Feb. 16, 6:30 8:30 p.m.
Beaches Regional Library
600 Third St., Neptune Beach -
32266, (904) 241-1141

The OSFA serves as a guarantor for the
Federal Family Education Loan Program
(FFELP) and the administrator of Florida's
scholarship and grant programs. The OSFA
mission is to facilitate higher education access
and services by providing exemplary customer
attention, comprehensive financial aid infor-
mation, and convenient and efficient products.


IL:


P


P


~il~'"""""""""""' ;;;;;;;;;;;;;;


FEBRUARY 12, 2011


THE STAR


PR-4


-8ee~~


tarlpi~i




C&J1 CM K


February 12, 2011


THE STAR


Vol. 1, No. 12


II A
A 41 I

rie and Jus tIice


F~L


Teen Stabs Girl Who
Claimed To Be Pregnant


A Ypsilanti High School student has
been charged with assault with intent to
murder after he repeatedly stabbed a teenage
girl after she told him she was pregnant.
17-year-old Cortae Diaz Kelly, a student
at the Michigan high school, was allegedly
in a romantic relationship with another stu-
dent when the girl approached him after
school with the pregnancy news.
According to police, Kelly then led the
girl to a wooded area nearby where he used
a knife to stab her twelve times in the head,
back and hands. The girl pretended to be
Cortae Kelly dead until Kelly fled the scene.
She was later discovered by a passerby
who called 911. When she was rushed to St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, doctors found that
she was not pregnant after all. She is now recovering in the intensive care unit.
Kelly was later found and arrested. He confessed his crime to the police, saying that
he fully intended to kill the girl and only left the scene of the crime after he believed she
was dead.
Students and teachers at Ypsilanti High School are still stunned at Kelly's brutality.
Some students remember Kelly as being very quiet and known not to speak to any other
students in his classes.
Kelly, who had never before been accused of any violent crime in the past, is now
being held on a $1 million bond.


Woman Charged For Making
Child Porn For Boyfriend

A 35-year-old woman now faces life in prison after
Chill she was found guilty of taking pornographic pictures of chil-
Sdren to give to her boyfriend.
I D n Jodi Vinson of Lakeland, FL took pornographic photo-
graphs of two female relatives who were 7 and 10 years old
for her 30-year-old boyfriend, Ricky Bailey.
Vinson, who claims Bailey forced her to take the pic-
tures, was charged with more than 40 criminal counts in all and faces up to life in prison.


Georgia Man Commits Drive-
Through Bank Robbery

Glynn County police are searching for a man they say
robbed a bank using the drive-through late Tuesday af-
ternoon.
According to authorities, the man placed what ap-
peared to be an explosive device in the drive-through
teller drawer at the Southeastern Bank on 15 Trade Street
before demanding money from the teller.
The terrified bank employee quickly complied, plac-
ing an undisclosed amount of money in the drawer and
sending it back out to the man.
The robber sped off with the cash and left the device
with the teller. It turned out to be a fake.
On-site security immediately evacuated the bank
building of all patrons and personnel. The building was
completely empty by the time police arrived on the scene.
Police said the robber was a white man driving what
was possibly a 1990s model, dark Chevrolet Silverado.
Anyone with information about the robber is
asked to call Glynn County detectives at 912-554-7817,
Silent Witness at 912-264-1333 or the FBI at 912-265-
2560.








ssSHH! From Actual Police Reports

Did You Hear About?...

EDITOR'S N
Al upcsaedee noetulspoe ult nacuto a.TeSeifsOfc eot
I,, 'I I' ,', ''I-'


---SCAM ALERT---

The St. Johns County Sheriff's Office responds to numerous com-
plaints of suspected scams almost daily. The types of scams vary and their
victims can be anyone, although many times our elderly are targeted.
A 78-year old Ponte Vedra Beach woman reported a scam that net-
ted the swindler over $5,000 this week. The victim told deputies that she
received a telephone call on Monday from a male subject who identified
himself as a bank manager. This subject told the victim that an unknown
subject at the bank had recently removed money from her account and they
needed to conduct an investigation with her assistance. The subject told
the victim to withdraw $5,600 in large bills and then respond to a grocery
store parking lot to meet with an investigator. She would be contacted
Wednesday morning. The victim agreed to assist the subject who sounded
believable. After turning over the envelope with over $5,000 in cash the
victim told the deputy that she had a bad feeling about the transaction, but
was hoping that she would be contacted Wednesday. When that call never
came she reported the incident to the Sheriff's Office.
Other scams have been reported over the past week however, the
victims for one reason or another did not lose any money. An 82-year old
Ponte Vedra Beach woman reported that she received a telephone call from
a subject claiming to be an investigator with the U.S. Customs who stated
there was a warrant for her arrest out of the Dominican Republic for pur-
chasing illegal prescription drugs through the mail. The scammer told the
victim for $15,000 she could have the charges dismissed. A short time later
she was told that the "judge" lowered the amount needed to $1,500. The
calls stopped after the responding deputy intercepted another call to the
victim.
An 80-year old St. Johns County man told deputies that he and his
wife received a phone call Wednesday morning from a woman who
claimed to be their granddaughter who was in jail in Canada and she needed
$4,200 to post bail. The victims could not reach their granddaughter and
they went to withdraw money from their bank. As the victim was waiting
to wire the money to the scammer, the victim's granddaughter returned
their call and they halted the transaction.
These scams can be received in many formats, the telephone, In-
ternet and, just yesterday, a St. Johns County business received a fax re-
portedly from the U.S. Department of Transportation requesting the
company's banking information. A company representative conducted on-
line research and discovered that it was a scam.
For additional valuable information please visit the St. Johns
County Sheriff's Office website at www.sjso.org, or the F.B.I. website at
www.fbi.gov.


Beware of email scams.
Be vigilant against so-called investments ;1it only seek to take your money
and leave you broke.

The Bait:

Emails touting "investments" that promise high rates of return with
little or no risk. One version seeks investors to help form an offshore bank.
Others are vague about the nature of the investment, but stress the rates of
return. Promoters hype their high-level financial connections; the fact that
they're privy to inside information; that they'll guarantee the investment; or
that they'll buy it back.

To close the deal, they often serve up phony statistics, misrepre-
sent the significance of a current event, or stress the unique quality of their
offering. And they'll almost always try to rush you into a decision.

The Catch:

Many unsolicited schemes are a good investment for the promot-
ers, but not for participants. Promoters of fraudulent investments operate a
particular scam for a short time, close down before they can be detected,
and quickly spend the money they take in. Often, they reopen under another
name, selling another investment scam.

Your Safety Net:

Take your time in evaluating the legitimacy of an offer: The higher
the promised return, the higher the risk. Don't let a promoter pressure you
into committing to an investment before you are certain it's legitimate. Hire
your own attorney or an accountant to take a look at any investment offer,
too.



4aM


February 12, 2011


THE STAR


C&J PA GE A-2






FebruaIn 12,r 2011 THE STAR C&JPAGE-3


Jax Police Officer Carjacked

An off-duty Jacksonville police officer found herself the victim of a carjacking
Sunday night as she waited for a friend.
The 32-year-old female officer told police that as she was sitting with her dri-
ver's door open and her legs on the curb, a man jumped into the passenger seat of her
personal car in the 100 block of South Hogan Street, pointed a gun at her and told her
to drive.
The officer did not resist and instead did as she was told, driving down West
Water St. at 10:45 p.m. The gunman then demanded that she hand over all her money
and her identification.
When the officer told him she did not have her identification, he took her gold
bracelet and cell phone instead and ordered her out of the car unharmed outside the
Prime Osbom Convention Center.
Once the man hopped in the driver's seat and drove off, the officer walked to the
Omni Hotel downtown and called for help.
The robber is still at large. Police are now searching for the officer's gold 2005
Nissan Altima. Persons with information are encouraged to contact the police.


Man Arrested For Bus Stop

Stabbing

Jacksonville police have arrested a homeless man
for a stabbing that occurred near a downtown bus termi-
nal.
Ira Tucker, who is charged with aggravated bat-
tery and possession of marijuana, stabbed another tran-
sient man during an argument on the sidewalk.
A Jacksonville Transportation Authority em-
ployee told police that the two men were continuing an
argument that they had become engaged in days before
the stabbing at a local soup kitchen.
Off-duty police officers at the scene were able to
break up the fight before anyone sustained serious in-
juries.
The victim was taken to Shands Jacksonville and
had not sustained any life-threatening injuries.


Florida Officer Convicted of Molesting

Young Teen Girls

A Miami-Dade police officer was charged
Tuesday with two counts of lewd and lascivious
molestation.
Juan Carlos Rodriguez, 24, had been
known in the neighborhood he served as a menace
to young women. According to his arrest warrant,
Rodriguez pulled over a car behind a CVS phar-
macy on January 7 and fondled the breasts of the
two 14-year-old girls who were passengers in the
car.
Two other 16-year-old girls had made
similar allegations against Rodriguez in a separate
incident.
Rodriguez was relieved of duty immedi-
Juan Rodriguez ately following the incident and is now being held
on $80,000 bond, which is nearly half the amount a bond court judge set on Friday of
$150,000.


pr Crime Watch I'm(


Clay County Cop Faces

Sexual Battery Charges


Though what had transpired between a 10-year po-
lice veteran of the Clay County Sheriff's Office and an
adult female on New Year's Eve of this year is still
shrouded in secrecy, Ernest Charles List, 34, has been
charged with felony domestic battery and attempted sex-
ual battery.
The name, age and relationship of the adult female
victim was not released under public privacy laws, as she
was the victim of a sex crime.
List, who worked most recently as a detective in
the department's white collar crime unit, was immediately
terminated and booked into the Clay County jail Monday
on $250,000 bail.
List's first appearance before a judge Tuesday
morning was in jail rather than in court because he is a
former law enforcement officer.


February 12, 2011


THE STAR


C& JPAGE A-3




C&J4 M K


February 12, 2011


THE STAR


C&JPage A-4


Name: Marcie Crane
Age: 36 Height: Unknown
Weight: Unknown
Last seen 10/01/03 in Marietta,
Ga. May be in the company of a
man. Foul play is suspected.


niia re UPr




E/ MISN'ESN


Name: Jasmine Earl
Age: 24 Height: 5'1"
Weight: 1201bs
Last seen 06/14/05 in DeKalb
County, Ga. Has pierced ears and
tattoo "Unique" on left arm.


Name: Christopher Thompkins
Age: 29 Height: 5'6"
Weight: 1241bs
Last seen 01/25/02 in Ellersie, Ga.
Has arm tattoo of ice cream cone
with "Chris" written inside it.


Name: Leonard Mayes, Jr.
Age: 44 Height: 5'7"
Weight: 2051bs
Last seen 07/03/07 in DeKalb
County, Ga. Walks with a slight
limp.


Name: Monica Bowie
Age: 37 Height: 5'4"
Weight: 1351bs
Was kidnapped 07/05/07 from the
Berkshire at Lenox Apartments
in Atlanta, Ga.


ID BTCM A


Not-So-Free Speech


A Florida woman who found herself seriously
annoyed with a visitor to her home took matters into
her own hands when she called the police on him. Her
reason? He had called her names and "wouldn't shut
up". In total, Anita Lewis called 911 three times during
an argument with the gentleman, ultimately landing her
behind bars on a misdemeanor misuse of 911 charge.


Name: Branden Bailey Name: Larry Smil
Age: 21 Age: 45
Offense: Fleeino Scene Offense: Burglarv


w--M
3-
Sr
a-
a
S
as:


Predators Become Prey


Three Lakeview, FL men had believed they'd
gotten away scot-free after robbing a local commercial
building around 4 a.m. Unfortunately for the young of-
fenders, police were able to follow their tracks in the
freshly-fallen snow from the business right to the front
door of the home of one of the suspects. Each man was
charged with three felonies.


-I'IE l I-T AIRCEST


Age: 27
Offense: Aggrav. Assault


Nnalie; jamar 3m e
Age: 22
Offense: Ratterv


Name: Grady Lingard
Age: 37
Offense: Battery


Name: Willie Adams
Offense: Molestation


Name: Leroy Bass, Jr.
Offense: Molestation


Name: Lance Aikens Name: Keith Allen Name: Chris Brown
Offense: Robbery Offense: Kidnapping Offense: Burglary


Citizens with tips are encouraged to c r o


Name: Allen Nelson
Age: 21
Offense: Concealed Gun