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Jacksonville Area 3rd
Most Dangerous for
According to Transportation for America, Jacksonville
is among the most dangerous communities in the nation
for pedestrians, ranking 3rd most dangerous out of the
54 largest metro areas.
From 2000 to 2009, 342 people were killed in the area
while walking. One of the biggest contributors to this
crisis is the way streets are designed. The majority of
the deaths occurred on roads designed for speeding
The report showed Orlando at the top with 557 deaths,
followed by Tampa-St. Petersburg in second place,
Jacksomville in third place and Miami-Fort Lauderdale
in the fourth place. Florida therefore, has four areas
in the top ten, more than Texas, which had two more
With support from the city of Jacksonville, local plan-
ners are working to identify potential dangers along
The Most Unpopular
Politician in Florida
is the Governor
Florida's governor Rick Scott
shows him as the most unpop-
ular politician in the state. In
fact, it is felt that he is the least
popular Republican governor
in the country since nearly six
in ten people disapprove of the
job he is doing.
Lt. Governor Jennifer Carroll
Lt. Governor Jennifer is not included in this poll. A
Carroll large number of people voted
for Scott simply because he
made Ms. Carroll his running mate. Once her name
was added to the ticket, Democrat Alex Sink, went
down. However, Scott's win was very slim. Scott just
signed a budget which has a 54% disapproval.
500 Jobs Cut in Department of
Children and Families
With the announcement of cuts for the Department of
Children and Families, it was explained that half of the
cuts will be state hospitals. Such cuts will not include
those who actually deal with children or adults in need
and none will deal with the hotline as the system is
Joe Follick, director of communications said this will
be a challenge but the department will continue to pro-
tect the states most vulnerable as they save $48 million.
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SI capital of the United
DI U States, according to the
director of Emergency
Therefore, Gov. Scott
6r has declared this as
"Hurricane Preparedness week. Residents are urged to
prepare and to watch the NOAA slide show. This year,
17 names have been chosen for storms, 9 hurricanes are
expected and 3 major hurricanes are anticipated for the
state since we have not had a significant storm in a
Families are advised to set a family plan with supplies,
phone numbers and where to meet. Businesses, and
kids are also advised to have a plan.FloridaDisaster.org
Oprah's Farewell as
President's Decision to Investigate
Gas Fraud Leads to U. S. Lawsuits
When gas prices began to climb, President Obama
ordered an investigation on gas fraud and launched one
of the biggest ever crackdowns on oil price manipula-
tion. This has led to lawsuits being filed by the United
States against two well-known traders and two trading
firms owned by Norwegian billionaire John Fredriksen
for allegedly making $50 billion by squeezing markets
Traders James Dyer of Oklahoma's Parmon Energy
and Nick Wildgoose of Europe-based Arcadia Energy
amassed large physical positions at a key U.S. trading
hub to create the impression of tight supplies that
would boost oil prices.
The lawsuit says that the CFTC may seek damages of
as much as triple the monetary gains derived.
she Makes Switch
When Oprah Winfrey decided she would retire in 2011,
1H yshe carefully made the announcement. She also advised
all of us that she would be starting her own television
network. And when she said, 'own' she meant 'own' as
in Oprah Winfrey Network. Yet, when it was time for
her to say farewell, she never really directed her tearful
audience to switch to OWN.
One of the things that was very apparent on Wednesday
i as she signed off, was the fact that she did not give a
'parting tangible gift' to her audience. It must have felt
strange to those in attendance since Ms. Winfrey had
; been so giving throughout her 25 years. She gave away
S- gifts such as books, cars, trips and much, much more.
So, the question comes up how many people attending expected to receive a gift to take with them for memo-
Little did they remember, she did give them a gift and she kept up her trend by giving them a surprise that they
did not expect, but this time, it was different. She stated, "There will be no makeovers, no surprises really, no
surprises. You will not be getting a car or a tree. This last hour is really about me saying thank you."
On her first show, 25 years ago, she advised her audience that her "show always allows people, hopefully, to
understand the power they have to change their own lives." That was her gift and she closed by saying, "I won't
say goodbye, I'll just say 'until we meet again.' To God be the glory."
Thousands Line up as Fallen Vigil Held in Brunswick
Soldier Returns Home
Pvt. Lamarol Tucker, 26,
made the ultimate sacrifice .
when he and 3 others were 1 0 "STHOU S
killed in Afghanistan on '-
May 16 when insurgents
attacked their unit.
Tucker was returned to /
/ Gainesville and thousands
'a, lined the streets to honor
i_A~SA, I Pvt. Tucker's parents died
Pvt. Lamarol Tucker, 26, of when he was very young so
the city was his family. He
is at Chestnut Funeral Home until Saturday.
Mass Incarceration of
Mass Incarceration of "Black Males" has increased
5.5 times more since apartheid in South Africa, accord-
ing to Dr. Boyce Watkins. There is no difference
between mass incarceration and mass slavery. What
are we as a community going to do? Call 912-571-
9828 for location and meeting times. Meetings are:
May 25 May 29, 2011 from Savannah to Brunswick,
GA to tour the following counties.
May 26-Wheeler, Jeff Davis, Appling, Wayne, Telfair.
May 27-Atkins, Coffee, Ware, Clinch, Bacon
May 28-Cook, Lowndes, Lanier, Berrien, Echols
May 29-Camden, Charlton, Brantley, Pierce, McIntosh,
Glynn. Goal: (1) Devise a plan of action to stay out of
the penal system. (2) Provide resources for ex-offend-
ers and their families.
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Family, friends and Linda Dayson of Hurting
Families, held a vigil Thursday in Brunswick on behalf
of Antwan Johnson, who was reported missing and
later found dead in a Jacksonville ditch.
Tony Nelson Found Guilty
Former Chairman of Jacksonville
Port Authority, Tony Nelson was
found guilty last Friday of multiple
counts of bribery, mail fraud and
money laundering. He was also
found guilty of telling an untruth to
Nelson's attorney said he will be
seeking a new trial. If such is not granted, he will then
seek an appeal. Frank Bemandino, who acted as a mid-
dleman for Nelson, case was dismissed.
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A Memorial Day Without War
Memorial Day famously honors America's war dead. At first it was the fallen Union and Confederate soldiers of
the Civil War But now it recognizes a long line of patriots stretching back to Lexington and Concord and continuing
to hii day with the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. This weekend will mark the ninth consecutive Memorial Day when
our nation has been at war after being forcibly wrenched into combat by the events of 9/11, concocted by violent reli-
'gious fanatics operating with the permission of Afghanistan's Taliban government.
Now diat al-Qaida s leader and binding icon, Osama binLaden is killed, President Barack Obama plans to go for-
ward with ii iil ,1 ai in our troops beginning in July and continuing a "conditions-based" pullout lasting into 2014.
Regardless of where one stands on tliL wars, there is no denying the courage, skill and resolve of the profession-
al, volunteer military that fought them- and at some cost, currently 4,421 dead in Iraq and 1,471 in Afghanistan.
We should especially honor them dii, Memorial Day, and reflect on the fact ditt it is not naively optimistic dlat one
May soon we will have a Memorial Day without a war.
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INVITATION FOR BIDS
Replace HVAC System at the Security Access Building
Blout Island Marine Terminal
JAXPORT PROJECT NO.: 003.2035.175
JAXPORT CONTRACT NO.: C-1364-R
Sealed bids will be received by the Jacksonville Port Authority until 2:00 PM (EST),
Friday, June 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, to
Replace HVAC System at the Security Access Building.
All bids must be submitted in accordance with specifications and drawings for Contract
No. C-1364-R, which may be examined in the Procurement Department of the
Jacksonville Port Authority, located on the second floor of the Port Central Office
Building, 2831 Talleyrand Avenue, Jacksonville, Florida 32206. (Please telephone
904/357-3017 for information).
A MANDATORY PRE-BID CONFERENCE AND SITE VISIT WILL BE HELD
ON TUESDAY, JUNE 7, 2011 AT 10:00 AM (EST), AT THE PORT CENTRAL
OFFICE BUILDING AT THE ADDRESS LISTED ABOVE. ATTENDANCE BY
A REPRESENTATIVE OF EACH PROSPECTIVE BIDDER IS REQUIRED. A
BID WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED FROM ANY BIDDER WHO IS NOT REPRE-
SENTED AT SUCH CONFERENCE.
PLEASE VISIT HTTP://WWW.JAXPORT.COM/ABOUT/PROJECTS.CFM TO
DOWNLOAD CONTRACT SPECIFICATIONS OR CALL THE PROCURE-
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DETERMINE IF ANY ADDENDA HAVE BEEN RELEASED ON THIS CON-
Bid and contract bonding are required.
Jacksonville National Cemetery Access Road
Financial Project ID: 428455-1
Duval County, Florida
You are invited to attend a public information meeting to discuss a proposed road to connect the
Jacksonville National Cemetery to Interstate 95. The meeting will be held on Thursday, June 2,
2011, at the Hampton Inn & Suites, 13551 Airport Court, Jacksonville, FL 32218.
The meeting will be an open house format from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Exhibits will be provided for
your review and Department personnel will be available to answer your questions. At 6:30 p.m., a
meeting will convene for public comments. It is the policy of the Florida Department of
Transportation's District 2 to prohibit materials and/or exhibits in our public workshops, meetings
and hearings that are not the property of the Department. Therefore, no outside party will be allowed
to display or hand out materials at any of these events.
The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has received discretionary funding through the
Federal Highway Administration to study constructing improved access to the cemetery and to pro-
vide relief for traffic congestion caused by funeral processions on Lannie Road. Alternatives are
being studied that connect the existing I-95/Pecan Park Road Interchange to the Lannie Road/Ethel
Road Intersection (near the entrance to the Jacksonville National Cemetery).
Public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, dis-
ability or family status. Persons who require special accommodations under the Americans with
Disabilities Act of persons who require translation services (free of charge) should contact Mr. Jim
Knight at the number below at least seven (7) days before the public meeting. Your attendance at this
meeting is encouraged and any comments made are appreciated. If you have any questions please
Jim Knight, P.E., Florida Department of Transportation
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Faith In Our Community
Schedule of Events and Services
EVERGREEN MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURH,
located at 1100 Logan Street, with Rev. Elbert
Mooreland, Pastor, celebrates it 1st Anniversary of John
Golden & Faith Gospel Singers of Jax, Saturday, May
28, 2011 at 5:00 p.m. Mistress of Ceremony: Sis. Rosa
Kirkland. Featuring: Jacksonville's Own Sunbeam
Spiritual Singers, The Gospel Tones, Jerry Cannon &
The Caravans, Elder Robert Jackson & The New Spirit
Travelers, The Gospel Cavaliers; The Silverletts
Singers of Titusville, FL, Minister Brian Presley & The
AGW Singers of Jonesville, FL; Special Guest Singers
Bossmann & The Sunsett's Ministry of Claxton, GA.
For more information call (904) 444-5698 or (904) 608-
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH The smooth, rich
sounds of Southern Gospel Music will ring loudly in
the Callahan area, as The Palmetto State Quartet, will
be featured at the First Baptist Church, located at 54031
Church Road in Callahan, FL, on Sunday, June 12,
2011. This popular Quartet will share their unique,
four-part harmony during an exciting musical event
beginning at 10:15 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. The Palmetto
State Quartet brings energy, excitement and musical
excellence to each concert.
MILLIONS MORE MOVEMENT, Jacksonville
Local Organizing Committee, Inc., a non-profit organi-
zation is appealing for your excess clothes, clothes
hangers, shoes all sizes women, men, children and
school supplies. These items will be used in our organ-
izations next 'Clothes Give-A-Way.' These items can be
brought to 916 N. Myrtle Avenue., Monday through
Friday between the hours of 9:00 am til 5:00 pm. You
can also call us to pickup your donations. Our contact
number is 904-354-1775 or 904-240-9133. If you
would like to learn more about JLOC Inc., MMM visit
our website www.jaxloc.org. Help us, 'as we work to
end the violence through a good, quality education, and
not more incarceration.'
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.
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CAMP is now accepting applications for Summer
Camp beginning June 13, 2011. This 9 week Etiquette
Camp is held Monday thru Friday for Boys and Girls
ages 5 to 14. Campers will learn practical skills they
may use immediately at home, at school, and in social
situations. These interactive classes focus on up-to-date
social and communication skills which build self-
esteem, self-respect, and respect for others. Classes
include Speech & Voice, Public Speaking, Table
Manners, Character Development and Reading
Enrichment. Summer Camp is held in the Educational
Building of Historic Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church located in
the beautiful downtown area of Jacksonville, Florida.
Class size is limited and issued on a first-come, first
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ALVES, Frieda Adelaide,
died May 23, 2011.
AMES, Roland H., 78,
died May 19, 2011.
T., died May 22, 2011.
80, died May 21, 2011.
BRICE, Charles N., 86,
died May 20, 2011.
BRIDGES, Lena died
May 20, 2011.
BUCHANAN, Carol, 76,
died May 22, 2011.
BUFORD, Josiah, died
May 13, 2011.
Catherine, died May 24,
died May 22, 2011.
CURREN, Marlene A.,
75, died May 23, 2011.
CURRY, Lois A., 98,
died May 21, 2011.
Dustin, 27, died May 21,
GEDDES, Anthony, died
May 16, 2011.
GIBSON, Charles, Jr.,
70, died May 18, 2011.
M., 85, died May 15,
HAYES, Edgar, died
May 10, 2011.
JONES, Wilmirth, died
May 19, 2011.
JOYNER, June, died
May 16, 2011.
William, 70, died May
KLACAR, Milojka, died
May 16, 2011.
KNIGHT, Benel, 69,
died May 18, 2011.
LEWIS, Margaret, died
May 17, 2011.
LUMPKIN, William, 90,
died May 22, 2011.
MARABLE, Edna, 87,
died May 20, 2011.
McRAE, Linda, 64, died
May 23, 2011.
NEAL, Brittney, 22, died
May 17, 2011.
NELSON, Sandra, died
May 17, 2011.
PARKER, Jimmy, 58,
died May 22, 2011.
26, died May 22, 2011.
PERDENI, Fatmir, 62,
died May 22, 2011.
PORTER, Ruby Mae,
died May 22, 2011.
Alphonso West Mortuary,
REED, Rev. Granville,
III, died May 21, 2011.
RILES, George B., 86,
died May 22, 2011.
ROWAND, Vera, 98,
died May 23, 2011.
RUDDICK, Sara, died
May 17, 2011.
SHAW, Jace Eben, 6
months, died May 21,
Cookie, 73, funeral serv-
ice was held May 26,
THACKER, Lorene, 76,
died May 18, 2011.
Revels, died May 21,
2011. Alphonso West
Ricardo (Frog), 52, died
May 20, 2011.
died May 22, 2011.
COLLINS, Grady, died
May 23, 2011.
FLOWERS, James, died
May 22, 2011.
died May 24, 2011.
Blout, 88, died May 22,
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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 w
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.
Parires ChapelA.M.E. Church
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Wednesday Bible Study 7:00 p.m.
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"There's Always Sornethiing Happeninig On The First Coast"
THE FLORIDA TRUST ANNOUNCES THE
S"-2011 ANNUAL STATEWIDE PRESERVATION
S The Florida Trust for Historic
E Preservation proudly announced the
2011 Preservation Award Winners,
E who were honored during the 33rd
I Annual Statewide Preservation
SI .i Conference in Central Florida,
SiFriday, May 20, 2011. The
i -Meritorious Achievement Award
was presented to Mrs. Marsha Dean
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Photo courtesy of Marsha Dean Phelts.
__ Accepting the award with Mrs.
Phelts in Winter Park were Mrs. Ann
[ ie. and Bill Jennings (whose American
Beach home is on the award winning
American Beach delegation at the Awards Ceremony in Winter Park. Photo courtesy of Matsha Dean Phells. book cover), Mrs. Deloris Gilyard,
NOMEA5 Mrs. Beverly McKenzie and Mike
Each year the Florida Trust for
Historic Preservation recognizes sig-
nificant contributions of individuals,
B 8ES Author. Matsha Dean Phells wilh Bill societies, businesses or government
Reynolds at Book Signing. Photo by entities that have demonstrated out-
standing achievement in the field of
historic preservation through its Statewide Annual Preservation Awards
Program. The mission of the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation is
to promote the preservation of Florida's unique cultural, historical and
r)11The conference targets professional preservationists, preserva-
tion activists, design review commission members, architects, planners,
- 'historic homeowners and many others from the cultural and historical
Mesdames Felice Franklin and Author, fields.
American Beach Resident Friends at Book Signing. Photo by Michael Phelts. Marsha Dean Phelts at Book Signing. Congratulations to First Coast's own Mrs. Marsha Dean Phelts! !
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recently traveled to
the state capital of
Tallahassee for top
honors once again in
the field of education.
(Tony) Hill awarded
Dr. White with a reso-
lution for his commit-
ment and dedication
to Duval County
Public Schools. On
May 4, 2011, Dr.
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Mrs. Brenda White
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Brenda and Dr. Alvin G White. Photo the lifetime achieve-
courtesy of Ms. Altoria White. ment of the long-time
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Over 100 businesses wishing to meet eager job
seekers stood in place at their booths on Monday morn-
ing at Jacksonville's Prime Osborn Convention Center
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and Resource Fair, in conjunction with the City of
The more than 100 companies seeking help includ-
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The Florida and The Georgia Star newspapers. For The
Star, more than 300 applications were accepted to fill a
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Prior to the job fair, Ms. Brown helped sponsor sev-
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job seekers prepare for meeting prospective employers.
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the celebration of children and youth. "I was created to succeed," Joshua 1:8 is
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at 11:00 am. The church location is 597 South Edgewood Avenue. For directions
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I'm the babysitter for my neighbor and the kid's father is
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SINGER, SONGWRITER LIVING LIFE!
By Rych McCain, firstname.lastname@example.org and Facebook
Photo by Valerie Goodloe
She is tall, gorgeous, sensuous, sexy and puts
those in her presence at a comfortable ease because her
soothing nature is so relaxing. Paige Bryan is a
singer/songwriter on a mission and we were lucky
enough to catch up with her at the famed Club Nokia in
LA where she was the opening music act for her
famous dad comedian/actor Sinbad who was the head-
liner this night. In fact, Sinbad and his entire family
moved in under one roof to shoot (six) hour long
episodes for the WE tv reality series "Sinbad: It's Just
Family" which premiered in April and airs on Tuesdays
at 10: PM ET/PT. Bryan has an album out titled
"Imperfect Me" on the family's Jungle Funk Records
label that is available through iTunes, Amazon,
Rhapsody and other on-line retailers as well as her
website (www.justpaige.com). The project has thirteen
cuts that signify Bryan's personal, R&B/Smooth Jazzy
type funk style.
The album took four years to write and record
in a particular order and Bryan wrote all of the tunes
from her personal experiences. Is there a particular way
that tunes come to her when she writes? Bryan leans
back in her dressing room easy chair and reflects, "My
process is nothing really spectacular. Before I go to
write, I pray before I do anything. My producer and I
talk a lot and nine times out of ten I had a pretty good
idea of what I wanted to write about. Whether it was
just the idea or I had a melody already or whatever the
case was. But I would go in with him and say this is
how I feel, this is what I want to talk about and I want
the music to be the soundtrack to my emotions. So the
music is to represent how I'm feeling and while I'm
singing the lyrics will
explain and go into dept about
Does the muse catch Bryan off guard when
sending tunes her way? She laughs, "Everything I hear
in my head I write down on my phone. I put on voice
record and I'll comment in there. Some times it's a real-
ly good idea and I'll go home and I usually carry a
notebook with me and I'll expound upon that idea by
writing lyrics. Some times I here really crappy songs in
my head. I'll get home and play it back and say that's
horrible. Hopefully, those are the one's that the world
will never know about." This is an admirable trait
because most journalists will tell you that they have
never met a songwriter who admits to having a few
clinkers in their stash. Everything they write is a hit!
What is it like to work with one of the world's
greatest comedians alive who happens to be your dad?
Bryan's entire face lights up. "It's great working with
my dad. It definitely has its own interesting dynamics
because on one end I guess you could say we're like
colleagues because we are working together but that
never seems to be the case because he never takes the
dad out of it. So you know, on one end that can work to
my advantage because say OK I have a twenty minute
set and I go a couple minutes over, dad's not going to
get mad. Then you might have instances where dad's
like 'Paige today you're not going to do this I'm your
dad I said so.' That rarely ever happens but anytime you
work with family you have that dynamic. No matter
how hard you try, you can't separate it. As much as I
may go 'respect me as an artist' as soon as I maybe
need a little something, then I'm like 'but I'm your
daughter' so it works both ways."
YMCA Women's Gala:
On last week the YMCA
Greater Los Angeles Chapter held their
Annual 2011 Phenomenal Woman
Awards at the beautiful downtown
Omni Hotel. This year's gala saluting
Women Who Are Instruments Of
Change was Emceed by L.A.'s Hot 92.3
JAMZ radio personality Josefa Salinas
who is also the author of the hot new
book titled: "101 THINGS TO KNOW
BEFORE YOU DATE MY DAUGH-
TER, MY BEST FRIEND OR ME."
Grammy nominee and platinum
recording artist Kelly Price rendered a
special performance. The two major
honoree's included former superstar
model Kathy Ireland who is now the
Owner/CEO of the 1.4 billion grossing
Kathy Ireland Worldwide Company.
Ireland received the "2011
Phenomenal Woman of the Year
Award." LA City Council President
Pro Tempore The Honorable Jan Perry
was presented with the "2011
Phenomenal Co iin unity Leader
Award." Perry is currently a candidate
for Mayor of Los Angeles.
Representatives and youth from the var-
ious services and programs that the
YWCA provides were honored as well
which included Senior Services, Youth
Services, Child Development and The
Job Corps. Congrats to all awardees!
Sinbad & Paige Bryan:
Master comedian Sinbad and
his daughter vocalist Paige Bryan put
on a show of shows at Club Nokia
located in the famed "LA Live" area in
downtown LA next door to The Staples
Center. Comic Jonathan Slocumb
opened the family affair up and had
them in stitches. Bryan follow with a
dynamic smooth jazz/funk/R&B set
that put the packed house crowd in
party cruse control mode delivering cuts
from her album "Imperfect Me." Her
smoking' live band held a fired-up
groove that kicked from start to finish!
Dad Sinbad than followed with a stand-
up routine that is second to none in
comedy. Both him and opener Slocumb
never said one cuss word during their
entire sets. Sinbad had them crying
tears with gut busting laughter non-stop
for an entire hour. Don't tell me clean
comedy isn't funny especially when a
veteran master comic is delivering it!
Even though this was a special local
show it certainly would be a smash hit
on a world tour. Check out the family's
reality TV show titled: "SINBAD It's
Just Familr" Tuesday nights on the
WEtv Cable TV Network at 10:PM
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a realistic story about two young Iraq
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to find that the bad situation they had
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Starring Jack Black, Angelina Jolie,
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Directed by Jennifer Yuh Nelson.
Produced by Melissa Cobb. If you liked
the first installment of Panda, you
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By: Mike Bonts
E The Sharks (8-1) traveled to Georgia to take on The Force (5-4) on Saturday May
21, 2011 and eked out a win 62-55 to continue the Sharks nine game winning streak.
1 The Force scored first off of a Jacksonville penalty in the 1st quarter but the Sharks
roared back with two consecutive touchdowns.
In the 2nd quarter, the Sharks continued to score another touchdown and both teams
battled back and forth before the half with the Sharks leading only by 4 points at the
end of the first half.
The Sharks opened the 3rd quarter with possession of the pigskin but future Hall of
Fame quarterback Aaron Garcia threw his 8th interception of the season which led to
a Georgia Force touchdown to put them in the lead 38-35. Before the end of the quar-
ter, the Shark's Garcia and wide receiver Sale Key hooked up on a 28-yard touchdown
to put the Sharks in the lead 41-38.
The 4th quarter opened with Georgia offense scoring a touchdown and Jacksonville
immediately responding on their next drive with a touchdown. The back and forth
scoring continued until there were 30 seconds left on the game clock and Jacksonville
had the lead and the ball on offensive. After the game clock expired, the Sharks, the
number one team in the league, had their ninth win of the season.
The Sharks (9-1) continue their road trip with a contest against the New Orleans
Voodoo (2-8) on June 4, 2011 and will host the Milwaukee Mustangs (3-6) at Sea Best
Field on June 18, 2011.
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Jomo Wilson Eyes the endzone
Photo By:Scott Jurrens
The Miami Heat defeated the Chicago Bulls 101-93 in overtime to remain undefeat-
ed at home in the 2011 NBA Playoffs. The Bulls who were able to wear down the Heat
in Game 1, found themselves outmatched, out-hustled and outplayed by the Heat in
With the game tied at 85 the Heat were poised to take the final shot of the game, when
a questionable offensive foul called on LeBron James, gave the Bulls possession of the
ball with eight seconds to go. The Heat kept their composure, denying the Bulls and
forcing the game into overtime.
In overtime, it was all about the Heat and LeBron as they pulled away from the Bulls.
With their victory in Game 4, the Heat have virtually guaranteed themselves a spot in
the NBA finals. The last time a team came back from a 3-1 deficit in the eastern finals
was in 1981.
Game 4 was all about LeBron James who finished with a game high 35 points, along
with six rebounds and six assists. Chris Bosh played a major role for the Heat as well, -~"r .
finishing with 22 points and 6 rebounds against the Bulls. Dwyane Wade's shooting a.
problems continued in Game 4. Wade converted on only 5 of his 16 field goal attempts,
finishing the game with 14 points and 5 rebounds for the Heat.
Lebron James goes strong to the basket
Mike Miller was only one rebound away from a double-double, giving the Heat some
much needed support off the bench. Miller finished the game with 12 points and 9 rebounds. Udonis Haslem wasn't as successful as he has been in previous games, going
0-5 from the field. Haslem was still effective on the glass, finishing the game with 9 rebounds for Miami.
The way things are going right now, the NBA Finals will probably be a rematch of the 2006 championship series between the Heat and the Dallas Mavericks. Last time
around the Heat made a remarkable comeback against the Mavericks and this year's potential encounter should be just as exciting. No one thought the Mavericks would
sweep the Los Angeles Lakers and many said the Heat wouldn't make it out of the east. On May 26, the Heat will attempt to quiet the critics.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. Charles Evans, power forward for Edward Waters College,
will represent the USA at the American International Sports Teams' International
Basketball Tournament May 26 June 2.
Evans, a business major and member of the Sigma Beta Delta Business Honor Society,
was offered a spot on the USA team last year after being selected from his stats and a
referral from his coach.
He and 11 others from throughout the US will face Club teams from the Como area, and
will be participating in exhibition games in Florence and San Marino.
More than 22 different countries participate in AIST men's and women's tournament
tours, and send the best-of-the-best athletes those countries have to offer, most of whom
earn All-Conference, All-American, All-Region and more.
In the 32-game 2010-2011 season, Evans was 118-221 in the field and 46-76 in free
throws. He shot 286 total points, and was EWC's leading rebounder with 92 offensive
and 160 defensive total,
which earned him the title of
the Gulf Coast Athletic
Conference rebound leader.
Evans also had seven double-
Sdouble games last season and
was named Gulf Coast
Athletic Conference All-
When Evans returns, he will
return to his summer intem-
ship with CSX which he
earned through participating
in the exclusive CSX/EWC
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MAY 28, 2011 THE STAR PR-2
Jacksonville Student, Adult Advocates
Plan Rally to Save High School Tennis
wake of the Duval
f that boys' and
girls' high school
tennis is being
e v placed on the ten-
tative "cut" list for
t an upcoming
vote, Jacksonville tennis advocates are coming out in
full force, organizing writing campaigns and urging
tennis supporters to attend the next School Board
meeting that is open to the public on June 13, 2011,
when a vote on the matter will take place.
Tennis has one of the lowest annual costs of
sports that are proposed to be cut, and has a lower
cost than most sports that are proposed to be spared
for cuts. Tennis also has higher participation rates
than some dual-gender sports that will be spared cuts
such as bowling. School Board officials say they are
also considering other options, such as cutting middle
school sports or a "pay-to-play" option for parents.
"Middle school sports don't provide college
scholarships and aren't looked at for college admis-
sions criteria," says Terri Florio, director of the Mali-
Vai Washington Kids Foundation, which provides
after-school tennis and tutoring programs for Jack-
sonville youth, and sends a number of children on to
college with tennis scholarships. "I would prefer them
cut middle school sports or make them intramurals
before they cut tennis or any high school varsity
A number of Jacksonville tennis advocates
have started e-mail campaigns for tennis support-
ers to write letters of support for tennis to school
board officials before a May 27 School Board
workshop, and to attend the public June 13 School
Board meeting rally at 5 p.m. outside the Duval
County School Board building.
Lara Dedic is a 15-year-old Jacksonville stu-
dent who plays tennis at Stanton College Preparatory
School. She started contacting tennis supporters after
she heard the news, and started a Facebook page,
"Save Tennis and other high school sports in Duval
County -- Jacksonville."
"Like many other high school tennis players,
I want to be able to continue to play tennis on the high
school level," Dedic said. "If high school tennis were
to be cut, students would be deprived of an opportu-
nity to make friends, have fun, and maintain physical
activity." Her Facebook page can be viewed at
Dede Allen is another Jacksonville resident,
former physical education teacher and college tennis
coach who has been circulating e-mails in support of
keeping tennis in Duval County Public Schools.
"I am a concerned tennis player, tennis
teacher, USTA National Trainer and former PE
teacher in South Florida," Allen wrote to School
Board officials. "I have spent many hours over the
past few years training Duval County PE teachers and
high school coaches for tennis in the schools. USTA
(United States Tennis Association) and USTA Florida
have given time, equipment, and grants to Duval
County public elementary schools in order to provide
tennis at each and every elementary school site, with
hopes of having them continue into middle and high
school, and beyond. Tennis is a lifetime sport -- it is
played from age 4-94. It enables kids to remain phys-
ically active, as well as to help them focus more on
their academics. They love tennis and the opportuni-
ties it has provided to them and they look forward to
playing every day. With obesity, in general, on the rise
-- we need to provide activities that promote overall
fitness and tennis does that. Kids need to have healthy
choices throughout their school career and life in gen-
Celia Rehm is another tennis advocate who
has circulated e-mails to School Board members and
fellow tennis supporters, citing statistics such as ten-
nis being the only traditional sport to show a gain
(46%) in recreational participation over the 2000-
2010 period, according to the Sporting Goods Manu-
facturers Association (SMGA). Sports such as
football, baseball, golf, and slow-pitch softball all
showed decreases in participation in the U.S. during
the past 10 years.
"According to USTA Florida, Region 2 --
which is comprised of Duval, St. Johns, and sur-
rounding counties -- has consistently ranked second
in the state for USTAjunior membership and partic-
ipation, surpassed only by Miami," wrote Rehm, a
Jacksonville resident and past USTA Florida presi-
dent. "Region 2 has consistently grown in tennis par-
ticipation year after year. I would like for school
officials to look at these numbers. There should be
avenues for this growing number of students to par-
ticipate in their chosen sport in our high schools until
they are off to college. Like other sports, tennis sup-
ports the core mission of schools by increasing kids'
attachment to school, thereby helping to improve ac-
ademic performance and attendance. Eliminating ten-
nis and other sports could negatively affect the
students who could and should receive athletic schol-
arships and the kids needing and wanting to continue
Florio, Allen, Dedic and Rehm are among a
number of general supporters, adult league and high
school players, team captions, and league organizers
planning on attending the public June 13 School
Board meeting rally at 5 p.m. outside the Duval
County School Board building, and hoping to make a
difference in changing the minds of school officials.
Local tennis advocate MaliVai Washington also ap-
peared on the local Jacksonville news this week, voic-
ing his desire to save tennis as a Duval County sport
for high school children.
"I'd love to see kids, parents, and league
players attend the School Board meeting on June 13
to show support," Florio said. "Not everyone will get
a chance to speak, but just showing up will speak for
Five Duval County High Schools were
Recognized as Top Public High Schools in
Jacksonville, FL -Five Duval County
schools have been recognized as America's top pub-
lic high schools in The High School Challenge, by
The Washington Post, with two of the schools placing
in the top 20.
Stanton College Preparatory School ranked
fifth in the nation and Paxon School for Advanced
Studies ranked 14th. Additionally, Douglas Ander-
son School of the Arts ranked 43. Fletcher and San-
dalwood high schools also made the list for the top
public high schools.
"These five schools have worked relentlessly
to create and maintain a quality education with the
highest academic standards," said Superintendent of
Duval County Public Schools Ed Pratt-Dannals.
"This honor is proof that these schools perform bet-
ter than hundreds of other schools in the country, and
I applaud them on this recognition."
The Washington Post compiles this list from
more than 1,900 of the top high schools in the coun-
try. The formula used to calculate a school's ranking
is this, divide the number of Advanced Placement, In-
ternational Baccalaureate or other college-level tests
a school gave in 2010 by the number of graduating
seniors. This number indicates the success of prepar-
ing students for post-secondary education.
For more information on The High School
Challenge and to see the complete list of rankings,
MAY 28, 2011
MAY 28, 2011 THE STAR PR-3
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MAY 28, 2011
MAY 28, 2011
MATRIARCH SHARON COON,
"I WAS CREATED TO SUCCEED"
Join Bishop De-
wayne Hutchinson, Sr.,
Overseer and Founder,
Sister Edris Snow, Pro-
gram Coordinator, and the
members in the celebra-
tion of children and
youth. "I was created to
succeed," Joshua 1:8 is
the theme for this year's
graduate students at Love,
Truth, & Deliverance
Outreach Ministry Chil-
dren's Church and Youth Service, Sunday, May 29, 2011, at 11:00
am. The church location is 597 South Edgewood Avenue.
Matriarch Sharon Coon is the guest speaker. She is a
member of Central Metropolitan Christian Methodist Church. A
widow inspired by her son at the age of 10 (James Lee Coon, Jr.
1975-1995), established Tots 'N' Teens Theatre in 1985. She is the
Founder, CEO/Artistic Director Emeritus of a national model pro-
gram recognized by the United States Department of Education.
Under her leadership led a successful state campaign that
resulted in James Weldon Johnson induction into Florida's Artist
Hall of Fame. She established the James Weldon Johnson Heritage
Trail with historic re-enactors, and wrote a curriculum for chil-
dren and youth. She was bestowed the name as one of Florida's
Matriarchs from the Zora Neal Hurston Institute for the heritage
preservation of James Weldon Johnson legacy in Duval County,
She is a former Afro American Insurance Agent, former
FCCJ Adjunct Professor of Theater and Performing Arts Summer
Camp Director. She is a Christian, widow of a veteran, James Lee
Coon, Sr., the mother of James Lee Coon, Jr. (Florida's National
Third Congressional Scholar and Youth Leader, 1993), Feechjee-
Felicia Ann Coon, Owner of FFAC Bookkeeping & Finance Serv-
ice, Orlando, FL, grandmother of John and Johnnenshia, and
great-grand mother of Jashaiya (Orlando). Matriarch Coon is an
advocate for children and youth, Christian education, heritage ed-
ucation, Arts and Humanities, and performing/visual arts and ed-
ucation. She is an inspiring supporter for victims of murdered
families, and serves as one of Jacksonville's Lady honoring fallen
veterans at the Jacksonville VA National Cemetery.
For directions to the church or more information, contact
Sister Edris Snow, Program Coordinator at 904 576-6354
New Report on the Economic Value of 171 College
Majors Links College Majors to Earnings
African-Americans earn less than Whites and Asians no matter what their specific under-
graduate major, with few exceptions.
A new study confirms that African-Americans make less-in some cases, much
less-than their White and Asian counterparts, no matter what their undergraduate major.
In the most extreme case (Economics majors), Whites make 50% more than African-Amer-
Using United States Census data available for the first time, the Georgetown Uni-
versity Center on Education and the Workforce is helping Americans connect the dots be-
tween college majors and career earnings. In the new report, What's it Worth? The
Economic Value of College Majors (http://cew.georgetown.edu/whatsitworth), this research
demonstrates just how critical the choice of major is to African-Americans' median earn-
ings, and how African-Americans continue to be segregated by race in choice of major.
African-Americans are most concentrated in Law and Public Policy majors (14%
of people in these majors are African-American), and Psychology and Social Work majors
(11%). They are extremely underrepresented in Agriculture and Natural Resource and En-
gineering majors (2% and 5%, respectively).
While there is a lot of variation in earnings over a lifetime, the authors find that
all undergraduate majors are 'worth it,' even taking into account the cost of college and
lost earnings. However, the lifetime advantage ranges from $1,090,000 for Engineering
majors to $241,000 for Education majors.
Some of the findings include:
The top 10 majors with the highest median earnings for African-Americans are:
Electrical Engineering ($68,000); Mechanical Engineering ($65,000); Information Sci-
ences ($65,000); Computer Science ($61,000); General Engineering ($60,000); Nursing
($60,000); Management Information Systems and Statistics ($56,000); Architecture
($55,000); Medical Technologies Technicians ($55,000); and Computer Networking and
The 10 majors with the lowest median earnings African-Americans are: General
Medical and Health Services ($32,000); Early Childhood Education ($35,000); Family
and Consumer Sciences ($35,000); Human Services and Community Organization
($37,000); Social Work ($38,000); Fine Arts ($38,000); Physical Fitness, Parks, Recre-
ation, and Leisure ($39,000); Liberal Arts ($40,000); Mass Media ($40,000); and Ele-
mentary Education ($40,000).
The analyses contained in this report are based on newly released data from the
2009 American Community Survey (ACS). For the first time in this survey the Census Bu-
reau asked individuals who indicated that their degree was a bachelor's degree or higher,
to supply their undergraduate major. Their responses were then coded and collapsed by
the Census Bureau into 171 different degree majors. Unlike other data sources focused on
recent degree recipients, the Census data enables analysis across an individual's full life
Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce
(http://cew.georgetown.edu) is an independent, nonprofit research and policy institute that
studies the link between individual goals, education and training curricula and career path-
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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 area.
4 Men Possibly Linked to Statewide
Burglary Ring Arrested
A report was made on Monday morning, May 23, 2010, by a woman in
Flagler County after seeing a suspicious car in a neighboring driveway. The car
contained four men who started ringing the doorbell constantly. The woman of the
house made a call to the Flagler County Sheriff's Office after they had driven off.
These men had burglarized two homes in Palm Coast that day, resulting
in a high-speed chase not long after the calls. The chase was later ended by a col-
lision from a pursuing police car.
The four men were identified as Andre Foster, 19; Sarto Joli, 19; Christo-
pher Joseph, 20; and Nick Roger, 20. After taken into investigation, the four men
were not cooperative and refused to reveal their identity. Investigators believe
that they are involved in a burglary ring that operates from Savannah to DeLand
and as far as west as Tallahassee.
Four stolen guns were found after the crash and were later returned to
their respective owner, Robert J. Fischer. The woman who called about the sus-
picious car was somewhat given credit to. "Based on her tip, we may have shut
down a professional burglary ring," Sheriff Don Fleming said. All men were taken
into Flagler County Inmate Facility later that day and were charged with grand
theft of a firearm, armed burglary, and other charges as well.
Shooting at the Mayfair
Village Apartments between
Police and Bail Bondsmen
Three bail bondsmen claimed to be in
search of an individual wanted for no DL (Dri-
ver's License) and attaching tag not assigned.
They waited outside of Apartment No. 1107 at
the Mayfair Village Apartments and called in
for assistance from the police department. The
police assisted the bondsmen in an attempt to
see if the suspect was home, however there
was no response whatsoever. The police left
the apartments only to have the bail bondsmen
call again for more assistance.
At approximately the same time, mul-
tiple calls were retrieved, one of them being
the resident of Apartment No. #1107, who
stayed on the line with the police the whole
time, reporting that there were three African-
American men, dressed in all black, in black
masks and gloves, armed with guns. The three
men started to deliver kicks to the door and the
situation immediately escalated into "home in-
vasion." The police arrived at the apartments
armed and engaged in an exchange of gunfire
immediately after encountering the three
bondsmen. One was shot and deceased on the
spot, one not injured, and the other at the hos-
pital in critical condition.
As to why these bondsmen had masks
on, why they had their guns exposed, and why
these so-called bondsmen carried out their
procedures in this manner, remains unknown.
Hopefully further investigation on this case
will provide us with details of names and an-
SssSHH! From Actual Police Reports
Did You Hear About?...
Woman Pleads Guilty To Killing
A 47 year-old homeless
woman was sentenced Monday
to 35 years in prison for fatally
stabbing a 73-year-old woman
who gave her a place to live.
A Duval County judge sen-
tenced Melonise Alexander
after she pleaded guilty to sec-
Odessa Hunt-McCoy, the
Melonise Alexander deceased, had befriended
Alexander and let her stay in her home. Hunt-McCoy was found
stabbed to death in February of 2008 in an apartment across from
the Kings Road Post Office.
At the time police wanted to question Alexander about the
slaying and was offering a $1,000 reward for information about
Alexander was arrested two days later in possession of jewel-
ry that still had the victim's blood on it.
Neighbors said they knew the victim, saying she had lived in
the home for at least 50 years.
"Miss Odessa ain't bothered nobody," said one neighbor. "It's
sad. She made this street, and the street won't be the same without
It was also said that Hunt-McCoy spent decades working in the
cafeteria at Paxon High School, retiring in 2001.
DRIVERS BE AW ARE OF
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called thc "humpl and rob."
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point \\ hen til getc out of their car, to check for damniaec. Inl
somen cascs. Ihc ticl\ c, take offil in thc \ ictini's car.
Authorities aid if you're on the road bet\ cnel the hourI;
of midniltli and 6 a.m. and thik happens to \ou. do not gct
out ofl\ our car. Dri \ to a \\ ell-lit aiea and C\changc' in lfor-
All.\n one \\ ith information Icgarding thcc casc; i; a;ked
to call Crime Stoppier, at N66-,N45-TIPS. (iallcir can remain
anon\mou and could he cli ilce for a cash re \\ard.
IN YOUR CAR
*Keep your car's Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) and a complete
description in a safe place at home. Since 1969, the federal government
has required manufactures to engrave a unique number, the VIN, on all
passenger cars in one visible and several hidden locations. One VIN is
engraved on a metal plate on the dashboard near the windshield. VIN's of
stolen cars are registered with the FBI's National Crime Information
*License plates frequently are stolen from cars used in other crimes. Get
in the habit of checking your plates when you drive. A few drops of sol-
der on the bolts or blurring the threads can help safeguard your plates.
Keep the following information in a safe location.: Year; Make; Model;
Color; Id# or VIN; License #; Identifying Marks; Insurance Co.; and pol-
WHEN USING PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION
*When using the bus, be sure to have your fare out and ready before you
leave home, office or store.
*Plan your route to
use the busiest,
best-lit stop possi-
ble, both to get on
and off a bus. If you
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the attendant's stand
or in the best-lit
*Keep your purse,
shopping bag, back-
etc., in your lap, on
your arm, or
feet-not by them-
selves on an empty
*Sit near the driver,
but not right next to
*Don't let yourself
doze off on a bus. It
can make you an
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Man Blows Up ATM After He Finds Out That There is No Money
in his Bank Account
Wesner Romulus Jean, 58,
showed up to Jacksonville Wachovia
Bank to withdraw money from his
bank account. Jean became infuriated
S with the teller after discovering that
he had no money in his account and
left the bank. Shortly thereafter, an
explosion was heard outside and an
ATM machine was seen on fire. Wit-
nesses reported that they saw Jean
riding off on a green bicycle.
Jean devastated after being told that there Detectives went on to search
is no money in his back account
for Jean at his last known address,
where they learned he no longer lived in. Luckily, the whole incident was
recorded by surveillance cameras. The video shows Jean riding up to the ATM
with his bicycle, pouring gasoline on the machine, and lighting it on fire. The
machine blows up in Jean's face causing him to jump back on his bicycle and
fleeing the scene.
Jean's whereabouts are unknown, but he is wanted for arson of an oc-
cupied structure. This ATM killer is on the run and should not be hard to iden-
tify. He is an African-American man with no eyebrows as of now.
his girlfriend, Betty Galas, returned and
exchanged for a different one. It was a
type of milk that Pacheco was not ac-
Dentist Beats Down Elderly Lady
Over a Pair of Dentures
Virginia Grahams went to see
her dentist to get her partial dentures
adjusted one morning. The dentist, Dr.
Michael Hammonds, told her that he
could not get the right fit for her. Some-
how an argument arose between the
doctor and 85-year-old Graham. The
doctor demanded she leave and Gra-
ham wanted her teeth back, which he
refused to return. The two ended up
Man Stabs Girlfriend for not
Buying the Right Type of Milk
Othe Unusa CrII~imes Acros thi~ e1I Nation
Woman Draws Sword at Pizza Hut During an Argument
SLouisville, KY- Wynika Mason, 29, got into an argument
with an employee at Pizza Hut. She threatened the employee
that she had a sword. Not being able to calm down, Mason
pulled out a sword. Yes, not a knife, but a sword. Her brother pulled the
weapon away from her just in time and put it in the car. Police arrived at
the scene and arrested her for disorderly conduct and menacy.
SWoman Gets Kicked off Train for Talking Loudly on the
Phone for 16 Hours
Portland, OR- Laykesha Beard was escorted out of an Am-
trak train by police. Passengers onboard complained that
she was on the phone talking non-stop very loudly and being rude to
other passengers on the train. Beard was on the phone for 16 hours and
refused to get off. Situations were getting out of hand and the train had
to be stopped with the police involved. Beard was then charged with dis-
orderly conduct after police said she got into "verbal altercation" with the
Granny...Theft Auto? I
People Get Robbed by
Sthe Armed "Granny
Fontana, CA- It all started
on Mother's Day where a
pregnant woman was approached by an elderly
woman with a gun at the parking lot of a de-
partment store. The old lady then snatched her
purse and took off in her car. She was sticking
up to 3 people within 3 days on her own. She
was being labeled as the "granny bandit" as she
was described to look very old and not too long
later, she was arrested. The suspect was revealed
as,51-year-old Dodi Wasbotte, and has been
charged for at least three robberies.
On the Lookout for the "Mad Hatters" Old
Lady Theft Ring in Detroit
Detroit, MI- This gang of elderly women have
been on the loose for quite awhile now and cops
are still in search for them. These group of
ladies run a ring involved in pickpocketing,
stealing credit cards, and cash. They are sur-
prisingly very organized and wear hats to dis-
guise themselves, hence their given nickname.
They have stolen nearly $500,000 in the past
year and a half. Their targets are usually unsus-
pecting shoppers, usually females as they carry
purses. One bank stated that they have stolen an
estimate of about $200,000 from them. None
have been caught yet and are still being sought
customer to drinking and arguments
started to arise between the two.
Pacheco flew into a rage causing him
to stab Galas multiple times in the
chest, the back, and even in the face. He
then later turned the knife on himself.
When police arrived, Galas was found
laying on the ground outside and
Pacheco inside. Both are at the hospital
and Pacheco will be faced with a charge
of aggravated battery after he recovers.
fighting over the teeth leading up to
Graham eventually biting the doctor's
thumb. She then proceeded to head for
the door, but Hammond pulled her
away and started beating the elderly
lady. Graham was left covered with
blood and bruises. Hammond was ar-
rested and faced with several felonies
such as false imprisonment, battery,
grand theft, and assault.
Daytona Beach man,
Daniel Pacheco, 67,
seems as if he takes
his milk very seri-
ously. It was said that
Pacheco had pur-
chased milk, which
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I MISING PERSON S
Name: Caresse C. Evans
Weight: 140 lbs
Last seen: 4/03/11in
Jacksonville, FL and may
still be in local area.
Name: Unique Lamar
Weight: 115 lbs
Last seen: 2/12/11 in Fort
Name: Jwaquishia C. Clark
Weight: 110 lbs
Last seen: 2/22/11at home
in Deltona, FL.
Name: Dreama M Douglas
Weight: 190 lbs
Last seen: 4/19/2011
May still be in Jacksonville,
Name: Yarnisha Thomas
Weight: 160 lbs
Last seen: in Columbus, GA
Name: Vernon Cheek
Wanted For: Failing to
appear for sentencing -
Name: Anwar S. Green
Offense Failure to
Name: Corey Shellings
Offense: Child support-
Name: Ronnie Eugene
Offense: Grand theft
Name: Andrey Epting
domestic battery by
Name: Kenneth Sykes
Offense: Possession of a
firearm by a felon and
multiple drug charges
I ~~ ~I PRDAOALRT-
Name: Alvin Young Name: Alphonzo Taylor Name: Vernon Harris
Offense: Lewd & las- Offense: Sexual battery Offense: Aggravated
civious conduct against child molestation and
minor sexual assault
Name: Michael Solomon
lewd act upon child
Name: Frederick L
Offense: Sexual battery
upon child under 12
Name: Charles Butler
Offense: Battery, rob-
bery, and rape