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President's Step Grandmother
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Carter now resting
Mrs. Delphena Mainor Carter,
quietly passed away on
Monday, May 9 at a hospital
here in her city of birth.
Delphenia received her educa-
tion at Stanton and FAMU and
was known as one of the city's
S outstanding educators and writ-
ers. She was a Duval County
Teacher and also taught at
FCCJ. In addition, the very
active lady was a society writer for The Florida Star.
She was a member of several organizations. Her hus-
band A. C. Carter, preceded her in death. She leaves
behind son, daughters, 12 grand and 15 great grand
children, brothers and sisters.
Mrs. Carter will rest at Bethel Baptist Institutional
Church on Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. She will be at the
main Sanctuary Saturday from noon until the hour of
Tito Jackson named U.S.
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Tito Jackson, former
Jackson 5 member
will release his first
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Kenya by Rt.
Honorable Prime Minister Raila Amolo Odinga in
April and will serve as a national spokesman for
Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Foundation.
The Summer Lunch Program
Summer time is great for many but there are some
children who normally get free and reduced lunches
during the school year, suffer during the summer.
The Jacksonville Children's Commission and other
organizations are seeking Summer Lunch Providers in
school areas. Please consider becoming a provider.
Call 904-630-6430 for more information.
Former U.N. Ambassador and Mayor
of Atlanta Says Brown is the Man
By: Farris Long
Photo by FM Powell IIl
You know there is an urgency when leaders like Dr. Andrew Young who was the last
person to be with Dr. ML King when he was assassinated; who stood before members
of the KKK in St. Augustine, FL; who was beaten and jailed because he knew, if given
a chance, we would 'overcome' but it was not going to be easy.
The A w ^^The time is now for Americans to use the rights fought for as many have forgotten and
The Rev. Dr. Andrew Young,
former mayor of Atlanta, for- many can't relate to the past since they did not experience the pain and hardship of not
mer ambassador and civil having equal rights.
rights leader. The city of Jacksonville is in the final leg of a
highly anticipated mayoral race. May 17th
marks the day when the residents will officially
reveal at the polls, their choice as to who will
take the helm and become the next leader of
Jacksonville. It is clear that the issues facing this
city are no small hurdles to overcome, regard-
less of which candidate prevails. The city budg-
Set, the pension fund, and bringing new business-
es to Jacksonville, are just a few of those major
hurdles. In these last 8 days leading up to the big
day, campaign efforts are getting hot and heavy.
S-d Tax Collector, Republican, Mike Hogan has
Asserted that his opponent Alvin Brown does not
Members of the Florida-Georgia Star staff with the Rev. Dr. Andrew Young,
from left: G' Abrams, Clara McLaughlin, Dr. Young, Dennis Wade, Frank have enough "local experience" to be the next
Powell, and Farris Long. mayor.
Although Mr. Brown does not have the tenure
in city government that Mr. Hogan does, he firmly believes that his political experience as a high level aide with
the Clinton administration is just the breath of fresh air that Jacksonville needs to bring innovation change and
growth to this city.
Mike Hogan has declined a number of invitations to speak to various groups in the city. The most recent invita-
tion declined by Hogan was extended by WJCT channel 7 Jacksonville's public broadcasting channel. In contrast,
Alvin Brown took his seat under the lights and went live on the air answering ques-
tions fromjournalist correspondents from various media outlets including The Florida Star's own Farris Long. One
viewer shared, "I think it shows his willingness to be transparent. Last night's forum really made me think more
highly than I already did of Alvin Brown."
Such sentiments are becoming very common as endorsements, both locally and nationally, have come in for Mr.
Brown. On May 1st the Florida Times Union announced its official endorsement of Mr. Brown, joining the ranks
of former President Bill Clinton, former Vice President Al Gore, former Mayors Ed Austin and Tommy Hazouri,
just to name a few. Perhaps one of the most notable endorsements for the Brown campaign came on Tuesday May
10th, as the former U.S. Ambassador (and former mayor of Atlanta, Georgia) Andrew Young flew in to lend his
support to the campaign's efforts. During his visit he offered an exclusive interview to The Florida Star. The con-
versation with Ambassador Young lasted almost an hour. When asked why he believed that Alvin Brown was the
best candidate for the mayoral position, he replied, "Jacksonville has great potential. The next mayor will have to
be innovative and must also be a visionary. When I look at Alvin, I see that!" Ambassador Young is perhaps one
of the most notable and successful mayors to ever lead the city of Atlanta. During his tenure as mayor of Atlanta,
he brought in $70 billion of new private investment. Alvin Brown has said that he too wants to focus on public-
private partnerships. "It just makes good sense," said Ambassador Young. "Alvin is the kind of guy that will go
after federal funds to make Jacksonville's port more accessible to those huge supertankers that will be coming
through once the Panama Canal is widened. That is exactly what Jacksonville needs."
Perhaps one of the most poignant questions raised during the interview was raised by our editor in chief, Ms.
Clara McLaughlin. "It has been said that if the majority of the African American community would get out and
vote in this election, Mr. Brown would have no problem winning the election. The question is how do we mobi-
lize the African American community to take a proactive role and vote?" Ambassador young replied, "When I was
running for mayor of Atlanta, we challenged every pastor of every church to use their church buses to make sure
their members got to the polls. And that was just the start." He then shared a number of other strategies to mobi-
lize voters in general, not just the black voters. "Alvin has the potential to bring this city together. He is young,
vibrant, and has a lot of love for his city. All he has to do is let the people see that he can REALLY be a mayor
for the people and that he can not only win, but make a big difference in Jacksonville."
The Florida Star also endorses Mr. Browns candidacy for mayor and firmly believe that he has what it takes to
revitalize this city. Now it is up to you, our readers to get out and vote. It is vitally important that you also chal-
lenge your family and friends to vote as well. It could well mean the difference between experiencing the dawn
of a new day or to continue under the clouds that shroud the potential and beauty of this great city.
Billionaire Owners of Georgia Pacific Donated Money to
Florida State University in Exchange for Control
If you have children or family members attending Florida State University and majoring in economics or wish
to major in economics, their class work may be different from the ideas they were taught before attending FSU
now that the 'ultra' conservative billionaire Charles G. Koch who has started or been a part of major conservative
moves in this country, including the tea party, have now put $1.5 million for positions at the school. Unlike most
schools who accept big donations, Koch has appointed an advisory committee that will over see who is hired. If
the department does not follow their guidelines, they will withdraw their funding if the faculty members don't
meet their objectives when they do their annual evaluations. That is scary when you know the brothers history.
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School districts across America are holding series of community meetings to discuss what is expected to be mil-
lions in education deficits. As parents and students learn how their child's school could be affected by projected
spending cuts for school year 2010-2011. Please reflect on a 2009 story by; PROJECT R.E.A.C.H., INC.
A study released by The Pew Center, which looks at all aspects of corrections including offenders on parole and
probation, found Arizona spent 9.5 percent of its general fund on corrections in fiscal year 2008. The money spent
on corrections amounted to $951 million. The states that lead Arizona are Michigan, 22 percent; Oregon, 10.6 per-
cent; and Florida, 10 percent.
Angered and frustrated by cuts in funding for public school education, parents across the country need to take
their protests to their elected officials, the streets, and/or to the internet, to have their voices heard. School dis-
tricts across the country in 2009 cut millions of dollars from this year's school budget, as well as many teachers
and other employees. Some district officials expect to make more cuts by the end of the year.
Nationally, 1 in 3 Black and 1 in 6 Latino boys born in 2000 are at risk of imprisonment during their lifetime.
While boys are five times as likely to be incarcerated as girls, there also is a significant number of girls in the
juvenile justice system today. This rate of incarceration is endangering children at younger and younger ages.
America's pipeline to prison, a trajectory that leads to marginalized lives, gangs, violence, imprisonment and often
premature death. Although the majority of 4th and 5th graders cannot read at grade level, many states spend about
three times as much money per prisoner as per public school pupil.
The side effects to incarceration over education: In the United States, youth of color caught in the crossfire of
the war on drugs are frequently subject to persecution, incarcerated and denied access to education opportunities.
The irony is that the war on drugs is often defended as a necessary policy and method to protect the nation's young
people. In reality, rather than protecting youth, the drug war has resulted in the institutionalized persecution of
Black, Latino and Native American young people. While more and more young men and women of color are
being ushered into the criminal justice system under the guise of fighting drugs, resources for educating youth are
diminishing and barriers to education restrict students with drug convictions from receiving higher education.
Youth of color most often bear the brunt of harmful drug policies, from arrest to prosecution to detention in cor-
rectional facilities. Some states in the U.S. now have the distinction of sending more Black and Latino young peo-
ple to prison every year than graduate from state college and university programs. This legacy of discrimination
in U.S. drug policy amplifies the widening gap in opportunities available to White youth and youth of color. In
order to correct this discrepancy, policies must be enacted that make education a priority over incarceration. There
must be an end to drug laws whose effect is to criminalize youth of color, racially discriminatory policing prac-
tices and barriers to education for youth who have been directed into the criminal justice system and away from
School Districts in trimming its 2009-10 budgets in the wake of State budget forecasts, will add to the school-
to-prison pipeline. The school-to-prison pipeline is one of the most important civil rights challenges facing our
nation today. It appears that legislators are pulling back on education funding and refusing to put emphasis on edu-
cation and prison reform as an urgent priority. These types of budget forecasts speak to fundamentally flawed
views regarding the importance of improving the nation's education system.
We must examined the interconnection between public education and the growing prison-industrial complex as
a civil and human rights issue. Furthermore, a national call to action is urgently needed on education and prison
reform and should be sustained, not just an exchange of ideas during this economic crisis.
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Faith In Our Community
Schedule of Events and Services
HOLY TABERNACLE CHURCH's Bible School
Convention will be held Saturday May 21, 2011
through Monday night May 23, 2011. The theme "THE
BIBLE." Order of service: Saturday 9:45AM, Sunday
9:45 a.m. and Monday 7:30 p.m. Songs and worship
will be lead by Evangelist Luther Williams and Sister
Mary Bell in each service. Saturday, May 21, 9:45 a.m.:
Class reviews from the Primary, junior, Senior and
Adult classes. Youth essays. Sunday, May 22, 9:45AM:
Bible School. Morning Worship 11AM: Speaker will
be the Pastor Paul R. Cardona. Monday, May 23,
7:30PM: With my song I will praise Him,
Congregation. "HOW THE BIBLE SCHOOL
AFFECTED MY LIFE" by the adult class. Speaker
for the night will be Bishop R. L. Jones. The Pastors
and members invite all to come and celebrate with them
in this occasion. Location: 6416 Miriam St. For further
information you can call Min. Horace Bell at 708-5331
or the church at 764-3754.
NEW FOUNTAIN CHAPEL A.M.E. CHURCH with
Rev. Louis Kirkland, Pastor, cordially invite you to
come and join us as we celebrate our Annual Leona
Daniels' Day May 15, 2011. Our services are as fol-
lows: Church School at 9:00 a.m., Morning Worship at
10:45 a.m., Preacher for the hour Rev. James Graham,
a minister at Bethel AME Church, Spring Glenn; and
Evening Worship at 4:00 p.m., Preacher for the hour
Rev. Kelly Brown, pastor of Mt. Vernon Baptist
Church. The church is located at 737 Jessie St. For
more information, call 904-358-2258.
SUNDAY MUSIC MAY 2011
Unitarian Universalist Church of Jacksonville
7405 Arlington Expressway, Jacksonville, FL 32211
Rev. Ron Hersom, minister
Henson Markham, music director
Free and open to the public
Sunday, May 15, 10:45 am
Jason Anderson Sean Tarleton, jazz duo
Back by popular demand!
Sunday, May 29, 10:45 am
Memorial Day Observance
Aron Mujumdar, violin;
Henson Markham, harpsichord
Rob McKennon, trumpet; Jeremy Lucas, narrator
Bach: Sonata for violin & harpsichord
Unger: Ashoken Farewell
SListings are due the Tuesday before the
next issue. Email submissions preferred.I
Send to: email@example.com
For the Church Page
Wednesday @ 2:00 P.M.
Call: (904) 766-8834 ask for Liz
or EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
FIRST CHURCH OF PALM COAST -"Food
Giveaway" A free food giveaway is available to those
in need and sponsored by the Women's Missionary
Society (WMS) of First Church of Palm Coast. WMS
president Mattie DeVore and her team will distribute
from the food bank on Saturday, May 14th from 1:00
p.m. to 3:00 p.m. First Church is located at 91 Old
Kings Road North. Rev. Gillard S. Glover is Paster. The
church can be readed at 386-446-5759.
JACKSONVILLE CHILDREN'S CHORUS The
2010-2011 concert season has been filled with growth,
high expectations and great achievements. On the
growth side, The Jacksonville Children's Chorus was
recently awarded a $5,000 grant from the Blue Cross
Blue Shield of Florida 2011 Art & Culture Grant. The
Fraternal Order of Police, Jacksonville Consolidated
Lodge 5-30 had pledged an additional $5,000. The
funds are seed money to develop the new Young Men's
Chorus, designed to provide advanced vocal training
and performance opportunities for high-school age
males. As with all chorus participants, this group will
learn music theory, aural training and performance
skills. Individual attention will be given to each singer
as his voice develops. The ensemble will combine with
the Concert Choir to learn and perform choral literature
for mixed voices. In addition to one two-hour meeting
per week, the students will attend Super Saturday
rehearsals on a pre-scheduled basis. Extra pre-concert
rehearsals are required. This group will meet weekly on
Thursday from 5:30-7:30 p.m. We are searching for
talented singers to fill the new Young Men's Chorus. If
you know a young man who might benefit, please send
him our way. visit http://www.birdiesforcharity.player-
schampionship.com/ or call 353-1636.
ABAD, Luis, died May 8,
ABAR, Henry Harold,
81, died May 5, 2011.
ADAMS, Diane Marie,
65, died May 7, 2011.
ANTHONY, Emma, 85,
died May 5, 2011.
BABB, Marie C., 87,
died May 11, 2011.
BRYANT, Erma Nash,
died May 7, 2011.
BUTLER, Barbara A.,
funeral service was held
May 13, 2011.
died May 7, 2011.
died May 10, 2011.
Mainor, died May 9,
2011. Alphonso West
ELLIS, Russell, died
May 11, 2011.
FARMER, Clinton, died
May 7, 2011.
GEE, Rutha Mae, died
May 6, 2011.
HAGAN, Brenda, died
May 8, 2011.
HARTLEY, John, died
May 4, 2011.
HAYES, Rhonda Cecilia,
died May 8, 2011.
Alphonso West Mortuary,
James, died May 6, 2011.
JONES, Charles A.
"Ricky," died May 7,
LEE, Murphy, III, died
May 10, 2011.
funeral services was held
May 14, 2011.
Mae, 60, died May 9,
MOLTKE, Robert, died
May 6, 2011.
PAULK, Jimmie, Jr.,
died May 11, 2011.
92, died May 10, 2011.
George, 73, died May 10,
SALYER, Robbie, died
May 8, 2011.
SCOTT, Lora P., died
May 8, 2011.
SHANNON, James, 83,
funeral service was May
SILAS, Dolphus, Jr., 73,
died May 11, 2011.
SPARKS, Phyllis, died
May 10, 2011.
SURCEY, William S.,
died May 6, 2011.
Albert, 55, died May 7,
AGNEW, Col. Kathleen
Rowe, 49, died May 8,
CARTER, Eugene, 62,
died May 10, 2011.
GIBBS, Irene, died May
SWEAT, Vernon, 48,
died May 10, 2011.
WATTS, Joseph Earl, 69,
died May 8, 2011.
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"Come and Worship With Us"
New Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church
1824 Prospect Street Jacksonville, FL 32208
Sunday School .................................9:30 a.m.
Sunday Morning ';;.
Intercessory Prayer...... .......... 10:45 a.m. ;
Morning Worship ......................11:00 a.m.
2nd & 3rd Sundays (Old Sanctuary)
Tuesday Pastoral Bible Study ............... 7:00 p.m.
Elder Arnitt Jones, Acting Pastor-
Rev. Joe Calhoun, Pastor Emeritus -,
(904) 764-5727 Church
Historic Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church
W orship Service .............. ................. 10:00 a.m.
Church School .................................... 8:30 p.m.
"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.
Joy Explosion M ministry ........................... 6:30 p.m .
201 East Beaver St. (904) 355-9475
Rev. Pearce Edwing, Sr.
GREATER EL-BETHEL DIVINE HOLINESS CHURCH
"The Church Where Everybody Is Somebody"
Bishop Lorenzo Hall., Pastor
Street Address: 723 W. 4th St. Jacksonville, Florida 32209
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 3575, Jacksonville, Florida 32206
Church Telephone: (904) 359-0661 Home: (904) 358-8932 Cell: 710-1586
Sunday School.................................................. 9:30 a.m .
M morning W orship....................... ............................................... 11:00 a.m .
Tuesday..............................................Prayer Meeting & Bible Study,7:00 p.m.
Thursday.... ................................................................Joy Night,7:00 p.m.
Pa ries ChapelA.M.E. Church
22 1111 Alliii.n Street, P.O. Bo\% "5 Biiiin.\ ick i. I 'I- i
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623 Beechwood St., Jacksonville, FL 32206
Sunday School.......10:00 a.m. ~ Sunday Worship .......11:00 a.m.
Every 5th Sunday Friends and Family Day
Wednesday Bible Study 7:00 p.m.
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"There's Always Somrething Happening On The First Coast"
MIA L. JONES AND
Taking advantage of the Easter break
from duties in Tallahassee, State Representative
Mia L. Jones, daughter of Lawrence and Mrs.
Hannah Jones joined George Christopher Davis,
son of the late George Davis, III and Mrs. Gail
Christopher Davis in Holy Matrimony at Bethel
Baptist Institutional Church. The Ceremony per-
formed by Bishop Rudolph W. McKissick, Sr.,
the Bride's Pastor and Bishop Vaughn
McLaughlin, the Groom's Pastor, was unique
and very spirit filled. Each of us was touched
with the Salt Covenant conducted by Bishop
The wedding couple chose the Salt
Covenant for unity following the exchange of
their wedding vows. The Salt Covenant in
Biblical times was a covenant of loyalty. "The
God we serve is a God of covenant. The Word of
God says "the Lord keeps covenant for a thou-
sand generations to those who love him and keep
His commands." (Deuteronomy 7:9) The Gospel
that we preach is a covenant Gospel. When two
people wanted to enter into a covenant of loyal-
ty, they would recite the details of the covenant,
exchange salt from one pouch to the other and
then shake the pouches. The symbolism is pow-
erful the only way this contract could possibly be
broken is for each to individually retrieve their
grains of salt, which is virtually impossible. So,
once the covenant of loyalty is spoken and made,
it is bound on earth and recorded in heaven."
The wedding was centered with symbol-
ism. "For as in Adam all die, even so in (Ch i\t
shall all be made alive." 1 Corinthians 15:22. A
bouquet of flowers was placed at the front of the
sanctuary in recognition of the couple's loved
ones who live in their hearts and are a very pres-
ent part of their new union. The Groom's loved
ones included: George Davis, III, Mrs. Gretchen
Davis Cuyler and Mrs. Juanita Wesley
Christopher Williams. The Bride's loved ones
included: Mrs. Listeria McRae, Mrs. Mollie
Davis and Mitchell Davis.
The Reception was held in the Church's
Center that had been transformed into a lovely
garden. Members of Alpha Kappa Alpha,
Sorority, Incorporated serenaded the Bride dur-
ing the Reception.
The Wedding Party included: Mrs. Benita
Cullins Ford, Matron of Honor; Derek White,
Best Man; Little Miss Morgan Pratt, Flower Girl;
Master Kendall J. Ford, Ring Bearer; Bride's
Treasures-Little Miss Ashley Brown and Kiah
Jones, Nieces and Ashton Brown and Giovanne
Jones, Nephews; Groom's Treasures-Ms. Danae'
Davis, daughter and Ms. Ashlee Cuyler, Niece.
Well wishers of family and friends
included: Mrs. Elizabeth Leach, Maternal Great-
Aunt of the Groom, Mrs. Inez Christopher
Asque, Paternal Great-Aunt of the Groom;
Members of the State Legislators that included
State Senator Arthenia Joyner, State
Representatives Geraldine Thompson, Joe
Gibbons and Reginald Fulwood.
Mrs. Monica Jones Brown, sister of the
Bride and Mrs. Valerie D. Royal served as
The Marriage Covenant
"God loves wedding days. He designed
them to be a picture of heaven on earth.
He invented them to be a foretaste of
something far bigger than the bride and
groom, far more than the cake and flow-
ers. He created weddings to be a demon-
stration of who He is. We want the Author
of lasting love to be our Guest ofHonor "
Declaration from the Wedding Program.
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Jacksonville, FL May 4, 2011 -Clara McLaughlin has always been interested in media.
It started when she would compare issues of The Gainesville Sun when she was 9 nine
years old, and now she owns Northeast Florida's oldest African-American newspaper, The
"She's a pioneer, a legacy and my mentor," said Gernado Abrams, the business develop-
ment executive of The Florida Star. "She's very hands-on with the paper. She could just look
at the bottom line and paper sales, but this is her baby."
McLaughlin bought the now 60-year-old newspaper in 2002 when the previous owners
contacted her about running it, but she's been starting her own media outlets since she was a
"I started a newsletter in high school," McLaughlin said. "I wrote it, typed it, printed it
and handed it out. People used to come up to me at school and ask for a copy."
From there, she went on to Howard University to pursue a career in media, but the uni-
versity did not have a journalism major. So she petitioned Howard along with some other stu-
dents for the major, and she became one of the first graduates of the program.
After college, McLaughlin moved to Houston and started a television station, KLMG-TV
Channel 51 and obtained CBS affiliation because she didn't think the current station was
meeting the needs of women and minorities.
In addition to newspaper, television and authoring her own handbook for African-
American parents, Abrams added that McLaughlin expanded to the radio outlet in 2003 after
acquiring The Florida Star with a radio show called "Impact"to inspire business growth.
"She wants to know what's going on in the community," he said. "She's there for the com-
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A $625,000 federal grant will help Jacksonville Area Legal Aid give legal
assistance to people victimized by businesses promising foreclosure rescue serv-
ices and debt relief aid.
U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown, D-Fla., and Ed Jennings, administrator for the
Southeast region of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development,
made a presentation Thursday to Jacksonville Area Legal Aid.
Jennings said homeowners already facing financial hard times shouldn't face
the risk of being scammed by companies that claim to offer help in fighting fore-
closure but just charge fees that drain more money from homeowners.
"No, we're not going to stand for that," Jennings said at a news conference at
Jacksonville City Hall. Jacksonville Area Legal Aid can be reached at (904) 356-
Elaine Spencer Field Office Director U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development,
Kerri Stewart Chief Administrative Officer office of Mayor Peyton, Carrie Davis President
Wealth Watchers, Inc., Congresswoman Corrine Brown, Southeast Regional Director of U.S
Housing and Urban Development, Edward Jennings. Jr., Allison E. Albert Staff Attorney
Jacksonville Area Legal Aid, Inc., Clayton Miller Attorney Jacksonville Area Legal Aid, Inc.,
and Steve Albee StaffAttorney Jacksonville Area Legal Aid. Inc.
Southeast Regional Director of U.S Housing and Urban Development, Edward Jennings.
Jr., Congresswoman Corrine Brown, Elaine Spencer Field Office Director U.S.
Department of Housing and Urban Development, Michael J. Blaylock, Chief Executive
Officer of the Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA), Iris Jones Community
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Executive Director Florida Alliance of Community Development Corporations
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Our Very Own, Clara McLaughlin "Diversity Winner." Speaking at he
Jacksonville Business Journal Celebrating Diversity, May 4, 2011.
By: Lucius Gantt
When law enforcers are looking into a suspicious death
of a human, or a business, the first suspects police seek
to question and investigate are family members. If the
case of a business mishap, the employees are often
When we as individuals or as a racial group are victim-
ized it would behoove us to look at those closest to us,
those we have given some measure of trust.
When expenses are exaggerated, when sick and annu-
al leave time is exploited or when money is embezzled
at Bank of America, police do not rush to question workers at Wells Fargo or HSBC
When bank money is missing bank employees are questioned.
The same thinking is good for small businesses. Most of the lying, stealing, per-
petrating and con games experienced by small businesses are usually done by
employees or contractors of the business.
When you hire someone, you assume that the new hire will work for the agreed
pay amount. You trust that new employees did not seek a job and take employment
in order to steal from the person or company that hired them.
But oh, the days we live in today! We all want a reduction in the unemployment
rate. We would like to see jobs for everyone that wants to work.
However, employers must be extra careful. Most new hires will tell you they are
honest, dependable, loyal, respectful, appreciative and stuff like that with a smile
but smiling faces sometimes don't tell the truth.
An honest worker will just be honest. Anytime an employee has to constantly tell
you to "trust me man" or "I wouldn't lie to you" that is in fact the time for you to
get concerned, put your rabbit ears up and protect yourself and your business at all
God has protected me and my All World companies so far from crooks and
thieves. No, God didn't talk to me and give me a list of white collar criminals but
God will send his children a sign.
When your instincts tell you an employee is lying to you or stealing from you to
pad their own pockets at your expense listen to and trust our instincts.
If you want to know how your new hires will perform on your job, it is important
to see how they performed on previous jobs. History is the best teacher.
A person that can't get to work on time will never get to work on time. A person
that is a womanizer away from the office will be a womanized in the office or in
the factory. Workers that loved to gossip and create office drama in their last posi-
tion will be dramatic when they work for you. A worker that stole on his last job
may steal from you.
The good thing is that there are far more good workers than bad workers. My only
advice to employers is to protect yourself and your company at all times. You will
never have to wonder. Time will soon tell a good employee from a bad one.
In employment and life situations, the usual suspects are the usual suspects!
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RIVERSIDE ARTS MARKET. This weekly marketplace features local artists,
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CONGRESSWOMAN CORRINE BROWN'S 19TH ANNUAL JOB AND
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In this day and age, your fiance should feel blessed to have someone wanting to
marry and do the right thing. Most women want big weddings so they can show
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Some people sit back hoping and
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that;" then "I'll do this or accomplish
that." On the other hand there are folks
who see what needs to be gotten and
done; then they get it and do it. As cliche
as that might sound, it really is that sim-
ple. Washington D.C. native and Howard
University Business School graduate Laz
Alonso is a text book example of the lat-
ter. He left D.C. and became a Wall Street
investment banker in New York City.
This lead to his owning and operating his
own successful business with two part-
ners. When Alonso finally had the time
and resources he switched gears to his
After training and taking acting
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grossing film of all time, "Avatar" direct-
ed by James Cameron. Alonzo also
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4" as the villain "Fenix," "Stomp The
Yard," Spike Lee's "Miracle at St. Anna,"
"Jarhead" and others. He is currently seen
in the new A&E series "Breakout Kings"
which is one of the highest rated and
watched shows on TV. Alonso's latest
film is "Jumping The Broom" where he
plays Wall Street broker Jason Taylor, a
man from a working class downtown
family who becomes engaged to Sabrina
Watson (played by Paula Patton), whose
family is rich and strictly "uptown." The
sparks fly when the two families meet.
In "Jumping The Broom" Alonso
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exudes a plentiful dose of suave and sex
appeal for the ladies adding fuel to his
ever growing sex symbol status. What is
his response to the whole sex symbol
thing? Alonso laughs, "I appreciate any
compliment or any love that I'm getting
weather it be for my work or if they find
me attractive. Anything that I can get
appreciated for, I just can't say thank you
enough because there are a hell of a lot of
people out there that they could be sup-
porting and watching. I don't call them
fans, I call them supporters. It doesn't get
to my head because as actors, we all have
Being that this is his first full
leading role, what was the essence of the
experience? Alonso becomes serious say-
ing, "Everyone was so flawless and on
point with their characters and that is why
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story as opposed to a little antidote here
and a little antidote there. It really gives
you a lot of room to play. My goal is
always to leave something behind. When
people leave the theatre they remember
something I did or said or just remember
my performance and that it's not some-
thing that is easily discarded. And as long
as I have done that and accomplished that
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -The National Association of
Intercollegiate Athletics(NAIA) officially announced the
pairings and site selection for the 2011NAIA Baseball
National Championship Opening Round on Sunday. Each
of the nine locations will feature a five-team double-elim-
ination tournament May 12- 16. National Championship .
Opening Round winners will join host Lewis-Clark
State(Idaho) at the Avista-NAIA World Series in
Lewiston, Idaho. The 55th annual event will be played
May 27 June 3 at Harris Field. Thirty-two teams earned
an automatic berth to the 45-team NationalChampionship .
Opening Round by winning their respective
conference/independent/unaffiliated group tournament.
Thirteen additional clubs earned at-large selections deter-
mined by the final NAIA BaseballCoaches' Top 25 Poll released Sunday. Among the 45 teams selected, six will
make their respective program's debut in the NAIA Baseball National Championship Opening Round. First-time-
qualifiers include: California State-San Marcos, Doane (Neb.), Edward Waters(Fla.), Hastings (Neb.), Iowa
Wesleyan and Rogers State (Okla.). Eighteen squads are playing in their third-straight National Championship
Opening Round. Lee (Tenn.) and Oklahoma City are 6-0 in three trips to the National Championship Opening
Round. California Baptist is also undefeated,going 3-0 last season. Nine qualifiers have previously taken home a
World Series title, led by Lewis-Clark State with 16. The Warriors own a championship record mark of 18-35 in
29 previous appearances. Defending national champion Cumberland(Tenn.), who received an at-large bid, and
Lubbock Christian (Texas) have won two banners each. NAIA TOURNAMENT UPDATE MAY 12, 2011:
Edward Waters wins round 1 same vs. William Carev 10-7. Scores by Inning shown to the right.
Tiger Woods withdrew trom THE PLAYERS Championship on
Thursday morning after shooting a 6-over-par 42 on the front nine.
Woods said the knee started hurting after his opening tee shot.
"Then the Achilles followed after that and then the calf started
cramping up," he said. "Everything started getting tight, so it's just
a whole chain reaction."
Woods, who had trouble walking afterward, isn't sure what the
next step will be."Give me a few days to see what the docs say, and
we'll take a look at it," Woods said.
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William Carey 0 0 1 1 3 0 0 0 2 7 11 0
WP: Alvin Brooks, Jr. (EWC) 5.0 IP, 7 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 8 BB, 1 K
LP: Cory Williams (WCU) 3.0 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 1 K
7-Darryl Wilson, Jr. (CF) 2-2, 4 RBI, 1 BB
1-Travonne Fuller (2B) 2-5
8-Neil Martino (LF) 1-3, 1 RBI
The Miami Heat is now one step closer to realizing their goal of winning and NBA
championship. Wednesday night in Miami the Heat dismissed the Celtics; last
year's Eastern Conference Champions, from the playoffs with a 97-87 victory. The
Celtics seemed to be in control of the game until things began to unravel midway
through the 4th quarter. The Miami Heat ratcheted up their defensive intensity and
managed to pulled within 4 points of the Celtics with 4 minutes and 15 seconds to
play in regulation. James Jones hit a crucial 3 pointer to start the rally and Chris
Bosh Blew by Kevin Gamett with a rim shaking dunk with 2:57 left. But it was
Lebron James who scored the last 10 points of the game including 2/3 pointers, a 15
foot jump shot, and a steal in the open court that led to the exclamation point Slam
dunk that sealed the Celtics fate and hoisted The Heat closer to destiny.
The Heat came together with a goal of winning multiple championships. The new
Big 3 of Lebron James, Chris Bosh, and Dewayne Wade left millions of dollars on
the table to see to it that they had the supporting cast needed to accomplish that goal.
But the old adage dictates that:"In order to be the man.. you must first beat the man."
For the last few years in the eastern conference, the Man has been the Boston
Celtics. But after Wednesday night's Heat Victory, the title is officially up in the air
for who reigns supreme in the east. For one night the Heat could celebrate; and cel-
ebrate they did as if a tremendous burden had been lifted.
The Heat said often in this series, Boston laid the plan for what Miami needed to
ultimately do to become champions. James said it again when it was over
Wednesday night. "It's a great team," James said of Boston in the on-court celebra-
tion. "Like I said, I got the utmost respect for that team. They're the reason why all
three of us came together, is because of what they did, that blueprint they had in '08
when they all came together. So it's a great team win and get ready for our next
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they did, advancing to the Eastern Conference finals for the first time since 1998 with
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care about stats. They just want to win. "We know we have something special in front
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Shalruipn was not only the keynote speaker of the ceremony, but also
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civil rights leader, as his father watched from the audience.
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MAY 14, 2011 THE STAR PR-2
FAMU Alumna Rachel Melson Selected as the 2011
Florida School-Related Employee of the Year
Florida A&M University (FAMU) alumna
Rachel Melson, a 21st Century site coordina-
tor at Bond Elementary School in Tallahassee,
Fla., was selected as the 2011 Florida School-
Related Employee of the Year. Melson was
selected from among four other finalists who
were considered based on their unique ability
to help their respective schools be successful
while also providing outstanding service to
the teachers and students they work alongside.
"The announcement that I was named the
School Related Employee of the Year for the
entire state of Florida really sent me on a
whirlwind of emotions." she said. "I was al-
ready elated to have been named the district
winner, but to receive such an honor out of 67 counties in the state is simply
amazing to me. As a passionate educator, I do what I do, not for any recogni-
tion, but for the success and growth of my students. The reward is in seeing
each of their daily successes and triumphs."
Leon County Superintendent Jackie Pons expressed how Melson sets a great
example for public education.
"Ms. Melson goes above and beyond as coordinator of after-school
program activities at Bond Elementary, so it's an honor that she's been named
the Florida School Related Employee of the Year," said Pons. "She has not
only enriched program offerings for Bond's students, but also has developed
strong relationships with local businesses and community organizations."
Melson earned her bachelor's degree in business administration in the
spring of 2008 and masters in educational leadership in the spring of 2010. She
recently applied for the doctoral cohort in educational leadership at FAMU,
and is excitedly waiting to hear back from the College of Education about her
"FAMU is truly a training ground for future leaders of our world,"
she said. "I remember vividly the first day I ever stepped foot on the illustri-
ous campus. FAMU has taught me to think globally and to position myself and
those around me to be catalysts for positive change in the world. There is noth-
ing like inspiring a child to be better or lighting a spark in them that turns into
an eternal flame of thirst for knowledge. FAMU has prepared me for my po-
sition today academically, mentally, socially and more. Each day on the "Hill"
was a step into a promising future for me. I thank FAMU for all it's done to
The Florida School-Related Employee of the Year receives an award
of $1,000 from the Department of Education, and each finalist receives an
award of $475. In addition, each district nominee receives an award of $100.
The program recognizes outstanding education support personnel for the sig-
nificant contributions they make to their schools and district school systems.
Award selection is based on an application showing the nominees' efforts to
go beyond the basic requirements of their duties and contribute to the aca-
demic success of students, schools and the district.
Former Miss FAMU Authors Children's Book About
When Florida A&M University
(FAMU) alumna and former Miss
FAMU Stephanie Evans first began
teaching, she said she found several
students who lacked enthusiasm about
reading. In an effort to give students a
new outlet, she authored her first book,
"Steven James: I Just Can't Pay Atten-
"I have always loved to read," said
SEvans, a fourth grade teacher at
Fairview Elementary School in Mira-
mar, Fla. "I especially like reading fic-
tion books. Fictional books allow
readers to let their imaginations run wild. I want to be able to give students
the same interest that I have by writing books that are relatable."
In the book, the title character, Steven James, is having the worst day
of his life. He gets all of the answers wrong on his homework, misplaces
things and struggles in class. James, like many of today's youth, suffers from
Attention Deficit with Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). The book targets chil-
dren ages 6 to 8 years old.
"My older brother, Stephon, suffered from this disorder," said Evans,
who was raised in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. "I witnessed the many struggles he
faced at school and at home. There was no outlet for him. Also, when I began
my career as a teacher, I had several students who were facing the same prob-
lems as my brother. As a teacher, I come across a plethora of children's books.
I have never seen a book targeted for children such as my brother. I want to
serve as an advocate for children like Stephon and the students I teach."
Evans said the best part of her job is inspiring students.
"They look at teachers in a different light. Every day I remind my-
self that I am a role model to the students at my school. Now that I am a pub-
lished author, my students hold me to an even higher standard. I read the book
to my students immediately after I received the first copy of my book. They
were so proud of my accomplishment. They think that I am a celebrity now,
so they asked if I was going to continue to be their teacher. Several of them
have bought copies and some are saving their allowance to purchase a copy.
It is a wonderful feeling to hear positive comments from my little critics."
Evans earned her bachelor's degree in elementary education from FAMU in
the spring of 2007 and her master's degree from Nova Southeastern Univer-
sity in the spring 2009. She served as the 2006-2007 Miss Florida A&M Uni-
"Attending Florida A&M University was one of the best decisions
that I have ever made," she said. "There is nothing like my esteemed univer-
sity. While attending FAMU, I learned a lot of valuable knowledge from my
peers. There were so many movers and shakers at the university while I was
there. I was motivated by the goals that were being achieved by my fellow
Rattlers. That motivation is ongoing because the alumni of FAMU are in-
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Graduating Class Of 2011
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Cookman University and Warren Lee CEO of Warren Lee Foun-
dation for Veterans.
Daytona Beach Florida Commencement
May 5 2011
Warren Lee, former Mayoral Candidate in Jacksonville, gave a
check for $100,000,00 from his foundation to Bethune Cook-
man University. The Scholarship fund will be for the next ten
years to total $1,000,000,00.
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Greeting's, at this moment my government-
given name is unimportant because my identity is now
residing under a number but for those of you who must
know and need something more to identify me, I go by
the governmental moniker of Kareem Johnson. Before I
continue if you do not mind I would like to give thanks
to my Higher Power for instilling me with the power to
be able to unite this pen and this paper to form and join
letter's together to become word's that will allow com-
munication without physically laying eyes on each other.
I know that your days consist of handling pressing mat-
ters constantly so I'll try to be brief, blount, and direct,
but it is a detrimental must that my story at least be
heard, even if not acted upon by you, and if acted upon
by you, these are blessing's to be counted..... In June of
2010, I was arrested and incarcerated for cocaine and
weapon's charges in Duval County, Jacksonville,
Florida, along with Nathanial Perry, a Co-Defendant in
this matter. At the time of my arrest my wife and I were
dragged from our car, I was thrown to the ground, my
wife was indecently exposed publicly, her crown along
with mine was stripped from our head's and made a
mockery of in public by the Jacksonville Sheriff's Of-
fice. Now I was arrested wearing my Names Crown,
which is commonly known as the Crown of Tu-
tankhamen, or the Crown of King Tut, because of the
coffin he was buried in. During My arrest Law en-
forcement had confiscated my crown and bombarded my
wife and I with question's about my preference of reli-
gion because of the way we were seen around the city of
Jacksonville dressed, but never received the answers
they sought. So I was given a quarter of a million dollar
bail, for basically being on the scene after a drug trans-
action took place between my co-defendant and Law
enforcement officials. I was appointed a counselor by
the name of Nathan E. Carter, as I sat in the Duval
County Pretrial Detention Facility awaiting trial. During
that time I was questioned more about my religion, by
my lawyer than I was questioned about the charges I was
facing, and when the subject of the charges I was facing
came up, I was always informed by Nathan Carter, that
there was nothing he could do for me in this case, even
when the evidence pointed out the fact that police mis-
conduct was used in the case, from threaten to incarcer-
ate my wife unless she let them illegally search her home
without a warrant, to the illegal seizure of weapons out
of her home in which no crime took place out of. The
whole while I explained this to Nathan Carter, he seemed
to have adopted and carried out a do nothing policy
against the case, and me and was brought under a Nelson
Hearing by me. At which time the Judge presiding over
the case informed me that I would have to keep Mr.
Carter, as counsel or represent myself in this matter,
which due to my legal illiteracy, she knew was impossi-
ble because if I could have defended myself I wouldn't
have needed counsel in the beginning. With that being
tried and failed the vindictiveness coming from Mr.
Carter heightened towards me to the point where he
began telling me that the best thing for me to do was plea
out to the Judge over this case because he was not going
to file any motions in my case, or call any of my wit-
nesses to get statements, and if I went to trial with him,
he basically greeted me a lost on all charges. He presses
me for information on weather anybody else in my
neighborhood was dressing like me and professing what
I was professing. The information about pleading out
was mentioned to Judge Cooper, and she informed me
that if I did plea out to her that she would not give me the
thirty years that Mr. Carter said she would probably give
me for the charges. She stated all of this on the record so
I reluctantly plead out to Judge Cooper, on December 13
2010, not because I was guilty, but because counsel told
me either plea out and get 30 years, or go to trail and get
120 years for loosing trail, which was stated on court
record. The subject of religion surfaced again, but this
time it was on the record during my sentencing in which
Mr. Nathan Carter, repeatedly questioned my wife, Jes-
sica Johnson, before the courts about why did I wear the
crown, what religion I was into, how long was I into this
religion, did being on drugs have something to do with
my religion, etc, questions I feel were out of place in a
courtroom during sentencing where a religious based
case was not the theme. Judge Cooper, did not intervene
in the questioning, blatantly allowing my Constitutional
Rights to be violated before the courts. Now according
to American Constitutional Law, Citizens are entitled to
practice and evangelize their religious belief has, what-
ever they may be providing of course they do not offend
no one's lawful rights in doing so. However, I in turn
was coaxed into Pleading Out to a Religiously Prejudi-
cial Judge, by a Religiously Prejudicial Defense Attor-
ney, and received a sentence as if I committed First
Degree Felony Murder. The last time I was convicted of
a crime was in 1992, but I was treated as if I repeatedly
made trips through the court system. Who's to say that
religious biasness did not play a part in my sentencing,
being that I was sentenced after the questioning, instead
of before the questioning? In any common sense, minded
way of thinking that would defiantly be hard to whole-
heartedly say that was not the case, in light of everything
that is going on in America these days and times. Ac-
cording to the Constitution, the mixing of church and
state is completely unacceptable in this country, and was
realized by Mr. Carter, after the mistake was made, be-
cause on February 11, 2010, the morning after sentenc-
ing he spent over an hour and a half, from 11:45am until
1:30pm, begging me not file an appeal, knowing he was
ineffective as a counselor in my case, which is way a
Nelson Hiring was conducted, questioning his compe-
tency as a lawyer, naming ineffectiveness as one of the
best legal grounds for an appeal to be granted. The fo-
cusing on my religion was the courtroom of Judge Mal-
lory Cooper's sick sadistic, twisted idea of what comedy
was, while my family and I were left suffering behind it.
Has the Judicial System in some states gotten so com-
fortable to the point that they do not have to respect the
Constitution of the United States of America? Will im-
proper justice continue to rear its ugly head in America's
courtrooms without being investigated before countless
amounts of years are given out and countless amounts
of families are torn apart? For those who have ears to
hear and eyes to see lets unite under the banner of hu-
manitarianism and put a stop to injustice, so that the fu-
ture heirs of this planet never, ever have to come face to
face with a monster that will go through any lengths to
treat them unfairly in this society regardless of religion,
color, or creed...
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A local 18-year-old died Wednesday after he was
stuck by an oil tanker truck on County Road 214,
according to St. Johns County Sheriffs Office in-
Deputies said an oil truck hit Tyler Martin, of St.
Augustine, about 12:30 p.m. near Ryan Road.
Martin was taken to a hospital, where he was pro-
Investigators closed C.R. 214 for some time
Wednesday afternoon while they assessed the ac-
cident scene. A crumpled teal bike lay mangled in
the roadway. The oil tanker was pulled off on the
side of the road just yards away from the accident
The fatal bicycle crash was the second in a month in St. Johns County.There are no
sidewalks or a bike lane in that stretch or rural roadway. It is not illegal for bicyclists to
ride in the roadway. If you have any information,call Crime Stoppers at 888-277-TIPS.
Shot In Mandarin
A teenager shot in a neighborhood off Old St. Augustine
Road is hospitalized. Police said an unknown person sped
away in a car after the shooting in the 4000 block of Lazy
Hollow Lane in Mandarin.
Police said they have no description or motive for the
shooting. The victim, whose name and age were not re-
leased, was taken to Shands Jacksonville Medical Center.
The victim did not live at the house.
A neighbor told Channel 4's Jim Piggott that it sounded
like a car backfiring and found the victim with a gunshot
wound in the leg.
Police said there were no witnesses. Anyone with infor-
mation about the shooting is asked to call Crime Stoppers
Adla Adi, 72, of Ponte Vedra, turned himself in on charges of owning or operating an
nonregistered pain management clinic. The business was raided in March 2011 on sus-
picion of prescription fraud and operating an unregistered pain clinic. Several customers
and the office manager were arrested then on various charges.
Terry Howard, 58, was picked up by U.S. marshals in Orlando on the Clay County
warrant. According to the arrest warrant, Adi and Howard admitted to being the only
doctors authorized to write prescriptions.
Investigators said the business was attracting drug dealers and users from across the re-
gion. Arrests made at the physician level are a rare and important step for local law en-
forcement. "Prescription fraud is quickly becoming the scourge of many communities
and our goal is to stop its impact on Clay County by holding accountable the doctors
who are the very source of the problem," said Clay County Sheriff Rick Beseler.
Adi posted $250,003 bond and was released. Howard is being held in a correctional fa-
cility in Seminole County and is scheduled to appear before a judge on the Clay County
charge on Thursday.
Ex-Wife's Vehicle Rammed
William Jordan, 51, is charged with attempted murder
after deputies said he used his van Tuesday evening to
ram a vehicle driven by his ex-wife. Jordan is also
charged with domestic violence-aggravated battery in
connection with the crash that happened about 6:30 p.m.
The woman told deputies that as she pulled into a
driveway on the street, Jordan drove his van into the
rear of her car, causing the car to turn onto its side, ac-
cording to deputies. Jordan lost control of his vehicle
and crashed into a tree on the property, deputies said.
Jordan's ex-wife, Judy Kiziukiewicz,stated Jordan's van
rammed her vehicle several times, deputies said. When
deputies arrived at the scene, Jordan first resisted their
demands to exit the vehicle, but he eventually got out
and was taken into custody, deputies said.
Mav 14, 2011
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Name: Jazzman Trisha Camirand
Age: 17 Height: 5'3"
Last seen 04/25/11 inSaint Cloud,
FL. She maybe in Kissimmee or
orlando Flprida area.
Name: Jwaquishia Chanel Clark
Age: 17 Height: 5'1"
Last seen 04/22/11 in Deland, FL.
She is believed to be in local area.
Name: Marcus D. Crenshaw
Age: 18 Height: 5'10"
Last seen 02/13/11 in Pensacola,
FL. Endangered Runaway.
Name: Dreama. Douglas
Age: 17 Height: 5'6"
Last seen 04/19/11 in Jack-
sonville, FL. She is believed to be
in local area.
Name: Edgar Jame Everson
Age: 14 Height: 5'9"
Last seen 04/25/11 in Jack-
sonville, FL. Edgar was last seen
A woman was reporting her car as stolen, and men-
tioned that there was a car phone in it. The policeman
taking the report called the phone and told the guy that
answered that he had read the ad in the newspaper and
wanted to buy the car. They arranged to meet, and the
thief was arrested.
Eloise Reaves, 50, stretched the limits of "to serve
and protect" when she approached a policeman and
asked him to help her get her money back for the
poor-quality crack cocaine she'd just purchased. She
showed him the crack, which she had tucked away in
her mouth, and he placed her under arrest. The ac-
cused salesman was not charged.
Name: Vernon Kershew Name: Elijah Cupid Name: Josette Licencier
Age: 32 Age: 54 Age: 35
Offense:Trafficking Offense: l t DeTree RICO Offense: Organized Fraud
Name: Chet Lokey
ian ac; Joe IfarIma
Offense: Attempted Murder
Name: John Alien Waye Name:Earl Carter Jr.
Offense: Sex/Minor Offense: Sexual Battery
Name: Joseph Young Name:Ronald Abraham Name: Roderick Whittaker
Offense: Sex Offender Offense: Cocaine Sale Offense: Battery on LEO
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