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Colin Christopher Paget Tennant, the third Baron Glenconner, died in August 2010 and left his multi-million dollar estate on the Caribbean Island of St. Lucia to Kent Adonai, 48, who was his manservant for 30 years, even though he was married to Lady Anne for 55 years. His original heir was his 17-year-old grandson, Cody but he changed the will seven months before he died, leaving everything to Adonai who slept on the floor by the Lord every night walked his pet elephant and cooked meals for his friends and visitors. Adonai worked for the Baron since he was 17. He is making no effort to share the estate with the Barons family. St. Lucians law does not require him to share it. Republican Presidential Candidate Herman Cain has announced that he doesn't appreciate the idea of being labeled an "African American." During an interview with Bloomberg, Cain said that he prefers to be called an "American," stating that the word "African" on the front of his racial identity limits him and inaccurately describes who he is. Perhaps Mr. Cain can explain to us why there is something wrong with being connected with Africans, especially when your ancestors are....well...African. Last weekend, many watched the 2011 Miss USA pageant, not because they particularly like beauty pageants, but because they had their fingers crossed in hope that Blair Griffith would win. Blairs father always encouraged her to watch beauty pageants but she never participated until after she lost him to cancer. So, she participated and won Miss Colorado. A month after winning, she and her mother were evicted from their townhouse. Her mothers health prevented her from working and Blair lost her job. They therefore, became homeless. She did not win Miss USA but she feels since the event was held on Fathers Day, she was pleasing her father, and after all, she is still Miss Colorado, 2011. Her family and friends say she was beautiful, she was loved. They cannot understand who and why she was killed. Kalil was last seen Sunday night leaving Plush nightclub off University Boulevard with two friends. Her godsister said they expressed love to each other and sent text messages to each other until about 4:00 a.m. Her friend was concerned that Kalil would lose her glasses and never dreamed the young lady would lose her life. Kalil graduated earlier this month from Andrew Jackson High School and was planning to go to college. Two men searching for scrap metal found the body of a female Tuesday morning that family believes is Kalil. She had a twin brother and he said they were so close. He is lost without her. He and her father, moan at losing her on Fathers Day, as they stood with her mother while she prayed for violence to end in this city. President Obama announced Thursday that the U. S. has been successful in the war against insurgents over the last two years so, he is therefore calling for 33,000 surge troops to begin coming home. He added, that it is time for America to take a more pragmatic approach to military intervention. He said, 10,000 will be home by the end of 2011. The president said that Al Qaeda is on a path to defeat. We are about to close the door on a decade of war, said the president. Many Americans agree that it is time for this country to focus on nationbuilding here at home. He basically said that we can no longer over extend ourselves, confronting every evil that can be found abroad. Much of the deficit and economic problems America face today stems from the war and many agree, that we must respond with force when threatened and that force should be targeted. 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On January 1, 1980, Juneteenth became an official state holiday through the efforts of Al Edwards, an African-American Texas legislator. The successful passage of this bill marked Juneteenth as the first emancipation celebration granted official state recognition. On June 19, 1865, Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas with news that the war had ended and that the slaves were now free. But this was two and a half years after President Lincolns Emancipation Proclamation of 1863. Some legends say that the messenger who was on his way to Texas with the news of freedom was murdered, the news was deliberately withheld by the slave masters to maintain the plantations or that the federal troops actually waited for the last cotton harvest before going to Texas to enforce the Proclamation. Unfortunately, the Emancipation Proclamation had little impact on the Texans due to minimal enforcement until April 1865. Today, many Texans celebrate Juneteenth with rodeos, fishing, barbecuing and picnics with an emphasis on education and self-improvement. Institutions such as the Smithsonian, the Henry Ford Museum and others have begun sponsoring Juneteenth-centered activities. STATE OF FLORIDA, CRIMINAL JUSTICE STANDARDS & TRAINING COMMISSION, Petitioner vs. FANNIE M. EAGLE, Case #28208 Respondent NOTICE OF ACTION TO: FANNIE M. EARLE, Residence Unknown YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an Administrative Complaint has been filed against you seeking to revoke your CORRECTIONAL Certificate in accordance with Section 943.1395, F.S., and any rules promulgated thereunder. You are required to serve a written copy of your intent to request a hearing pursuant to Section 120.57, F.S. upon Michael Crews. PROGRAM DIRECTOR, Criminal Justice Professionalism Program. Florida Department of Law Enforcement, P.O. Box 1489, Tallahassee, Florida 32302-1489, on or before August 23, 2011. Failure to do so will result in a default being entered against you to Revoke said certification pursuant to Section 120.60, F.S., and Rule 11B-27, F.A.C. Dated: June 23, 2011 Ernest W. George CHAIRMAN CRIMINAL JUSTICE STANDANRDS AND TRAINING COMMISSION By: -sLee Stewart, Division Representative We finance everybody SAVE $100.00 with this AD Texas State Rep. Al Edwards (D-Houston) may be best known for bringing Juneteenth to the masses. STATE OF FLORIDA, CRIMINAL JUSTICE STANDARDS & TRAINING COMMISSION, Petitioner vs. WAYNE A. LIMBAUGH, Case #31132 Respondent NOTICE OF ACTION TO: WAYNE A. LIMBAUGH, Residence Unknown YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an Administrative Complaint has been filed against you seeking to revoke your LAW ENFORCEMENT Certificate in accordance with Section 943.1395, F.S., and any rules promulgated thereunder. You are required to serve a written copy of your intent to request a hearing pursuant to Section 120.57, F.S. upon Michael Crews, PROGRAM DIRECTOR, Criminal Justice Professionalism Program, Florida Department of Law Enforcement, P. O. Box 1489, Tallahassee, Florida 32302-1489, on or before August 23, 2011 Failure to do so will result in a default being entered against you to Revoke said certification pursuant to Section 120.60, F.S., and Rule 11B-27, F.A.C. Dated: June 23, 2011 Ernest W. George CHAIRMAN CRIMINAL JUSTICE STANDARDS AND TRAINING COMMISSION By: -sCheryl Perkins, Division Representative AX HANDLE SATURDAY: JACKSONVILLE 1960Jacksonville has been looking back at an ugly incident close to 51 years ago, Ax Handle Saturday. It marked the brutal attempt by gangs of white men to keep African-Americans in their (so called) place specifically, teenagers attempting to gain the civil rights that amendments to the Constitution granted them about 100 years earlier. The purpose of their lunch counter sit-ins that week was barely mentioned in Jacksonville's two daily newspapers, and it is just now receiving the attention it deserved particularly the incredible courage of the young men. It's difficult to comprehend how different that time was in Jacksonville and much of the South. Legalized segregation was enforced by both laws and social traditions.Separate schools for blacks and whites, separate public restrooms, separate water fountains, separate libraries, separate cemeteries, separate dining areas in restaurants, etc. Below are some of the key players of Ax Handle Saturday: Rodney L. Hurst Sr .(shown in the picture to the left) joined the NAACP Youth Council at age 11 and became it's president in 1960 at age 15. He was later arrested for his participation in the downtown lunch counter sit-ins, though the charges were eventually dropped. Hurst served on the Jacksonville City Council from 1975 to 1983. In 1987, he was convicted of charges involving perjury and failure to file tax forms following an investigation of loans he received from a lobbyist. He served about 18 months in prison. In 2008, Hurst published a book chronicling Ax Handle Saturday and the city's Civil Rights struggles. It is titled, "It was never about a hot dog and a Coke!" Arnett Girardeau was a 31-year-old NAACP member at the time of the sit-ins. Girardeau later became a dentist and then a legislator. He served in the Florida House from 1976 to 1982, when he moved on to the state Senate for 10 years. He was the first black elected to the Senate since Reconstruction. Girardeau then became the first black elected to serve as Pr esident Pro Tempore of the Florida Senate. He later ran unsuccessfully for Congress in 1992; the seat was won and continues to be held by Rep. Corrine Brown. Girardeau is now retired. Alton Yates served as the NAACP Youth Council's first vice president during the 1960s sit-ins. He spent 32 years in the Air Force and also became a major in the Florida National Guard. Yates became a fixture in City Hall, working as an aide to four consecutive mayors: Hans Tanzler, Jake Godbold, Tommy Hazouri and Ed Austin. He resigned from his department head position in 1995 after Mayor John Delaney took office and vowed to appoint a new team. Earl M. Johnson, Sr ., the NAACP's chief legal counsel for Jacksonville, represented the Youth Council members who participated in the sit-ins. He also served as chief legal counsel for the Florida Conference of Branches NAACP. After the 1964 riots in St. Augustine, Johnson represented Martin Luther King Jr. in federal court. He also filed the lawsuit that led to the desegregation of Duval C ounty schools. Johnson served on the Jacksonville City Council from 1967 to 1983, becoming the first black elected to a county-wide a t-large seat under the new consolidated government. In 1976, he became the first black elected to serve as City Council president, thou gh he stepped down just four months later to seek treatment for alcoholism. Johnson died of cancer in 1988. He was 60. Subscribe toThe Florida Star The Georgia Star NewspapersCall (904) 766-8834 www.TheFlorida Star.com

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JACKSONVILLE, FL ALLRED, Mary F., 75, died June 21, 2011. BANKS Joann Katford, 71, died June 20, 2011. BELL Walter, Jr., died June 16, 2011. BOLTON Dorothy, died June 11, 2011. BONER Thomas, died June 19, 2011. BONSALL Robert Neal, Sr., died June 13, 2011. BRASWELL Ulma Mullis, 90, died June 16, 2011. CAIN Priscilla, died June 10, 2011. CHAPPELL Arthur G., 67, died June 17, 2011. CHRISTOPHERSON Richard, 56, died June 14, 2011. CLARK Cleveland B., 81, died June 19, 2011. CRIBB Davis, 77, died June 15, 2011. DAVIS Eva B., died June 16, 2011. Alphonso West Mortuary, Inc. DAY Julie, died June 9, 2011. FOSTER, George Henry, died June 14, 2011. FULOP Rev. Dr. Robert E., 84, died June 15, 2011. GOINS, Everene, 87, died June 14, 2011. GREEN Robert Alexis Buzzy,Ž 73, died June 15, 2011. HALEY Tamarea Elaine, died June 18, 2011. HALL Ethel, died June 12, 2011. HALL Frank Kennedy, funeral service was held June 25, 2011. HAMPTON, Rosa Bell, died June 15, 2011. HICKEY Randall, 57, died June 15, 2011. HONER Maryalice, 79, died June 9, 2011. HORNE Helen Elizabeth, 56, died June 16, 2011. HUNTER Mary Ann, 71, died June 17, 2011. HUTCHINGS, Robert, died June 15, 2011. ISSAC Jesse, 80, died June 17, 2011. LAMPLEY Jewell, died June 13, 2011. LEE Carlton, 73, died June 21, 2011. LEE James Berry, 76, died June 18, 2011. LEE Sarah Alma, 87, died June 13, 2011. LYNCH Robert James, died June 15, 2011. McCOY Mildren Dollie,Ž died June 19, 2011. MILLER Courtney Leann, 15, June 17, 2011. NETTLES Linda 49, died June 13, 2011. PHILLIPS Shirley, died June 13, 2011. PRINCE Calvin Tyron, 62, died June 20, 2011. RACKLEY Elbert, died June 21, 2011. RAINEY Frankie, died June 19, 2011. RAPLEY Onnie, died June 18, 2011. RAYNOR Irene Kay, 83, died June 15, 2011. REED Gerald L., Sr., 68, died June 17, 2011. RHODES Ronald Wayne, Sr., died June 18, 2011. ROGERS Betty Jean Stell Brown, died June 11, 2011. ROGERS David Byron, 58, died June 19, 2011. SCHEIDLER Grace, 84, died June 18, 2011. SCOTT Lubirta, died June 13, 2011. SHERER Agnes, 87, died June 12, 2011. SMOKES Cecelia, diedJune 16, 2011. SNOOK George, died June 11, 2011. SOLOCHEK Karyn L., 94, died June 16, 2011. STICKLES Phyllis Ann, 80, died June 18, 2011. STRICKLAND Lonnie James, died June 17, 2011. STRITZEL John, died June 14, 2011. TAYLOR Willie, died June 20, 2011. THOMAS Tiny Rhones, died June 16, 2011. Alphonso West Mortuary, Inc. THOMPSON Trent Logan, 5, died June 11, 2011. WESTBROOK James Albert, 68, died June 18, 2011. WHITE Katherine, 87, died June 16, 2011. WHITE Tangia, died June 18, 2011. WHITTENBURG Burtha B., 74, died June 17, 2011. ~*~GEORGIA DEATHS ARGO, Elizabeth, died June 15, 2011. BLACK, Wilbur R., 65, died June 20, 2011. DAVIS Leila Elizabeth Canaday, 84, died June 19, 2011. JERNIGAN Henry E., 60, died June 18, 2011. ROSS Terrell P., 67, died June 18, 2011. Historic Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church 201 East Beaver St. (904) 355-9475 Rev. Pearce Edwing, Sr. Sunday Worship Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10:00 a.m. Church School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8:30 p.m. Wednesday Glory HourŽ Bible Study . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10:00 a.m. Jehovah JirehŽ Bible Study . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6:30 p.m. 2nd & 4th Thursday Young at Heart Ministry . . . . . .10:00 a.m. Friday Joy Explosion Ministry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6:30 p.m. The Church DirectoryCome and Worship With UsŽ New Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church1824 Prospect Street Jacksonville, FL 32208Sunday School ƒ..............ƒƒƒƒƒƒ..9:30 a.m. Sunday Morning Intercessory Prayer...............ƒ..10:45 a.m. Morning Worship ......................11:00 a.m. Youth Church 2nd & 3rd Sundays (Old Sanctuary) Tuesday Pastoral Bible Study ................ 7:00 p.m. Elder Arnitt Jones, Acting Pastor Rev. Joe Calhoun, Pastor Emeritus (904) 764-5727 Church GREATER EL-BETHEL DIVINE HOLINESS CHURCHThe Church Where Everybody Is SomebodyŽBishop Lorenzo Hall., Pastor Street Address: 723 W. 4th St. Jacksonville, Florida 32209 Mailing Address: P.O. Box 3575, Jacksonville, Florida 32206Church Telephone: (904) 359-0661 Home: (904) 358-8932 Cell: 710-1586Sunday School.......................................................................................9:30 a.m. Morning Worship.................................................................................11:00 a.m. Tuesday................................................Prayer Meeting & Bible Study,7:00 p.m. Thursday...............................................................................Joy Night,7:00 p.m.Email: Gospell75@aol.com Website: Greaterelbethel.org Faith In Our CommunitySchedule of Events and ServicesPAGE A-3 THE STAR JUNE 23, 2011 Tune In To IMPACT IMPACTTuesday and Thursday from 8:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.WCGL-AM 1360The Florida Star and Impact Striving To Make A Difference! Clara McLaughlin Host Yvonne Brooks Co-Host CHURCH Paynes Chapel A.M.E. Church2200 Albany Street, P.O. Box 759, Brunswick, GA 31520 (912) 261-9555 Rev. Richard Hutcherson, Pastor Worship Opportunities: Sunday Church School A Life Changing ExperienceŽ . . 9:15 10:55 a.m. Morning Worship Service . . . . . . 11:00 a.m. Church at Study (Weekly Bible Study) Monday Nights . . . . . . . . . . 7:00 8:30 p.m. Join Us as We Study the Word of God and Enrich Our Souls! ADVERTISING DEADLINE: ADVERTISING DEADLINE: For the Church Page For the Church Page Wednesdays @ 2:00 P.M. Wednesdays @ 2:00 P.M. Call: (904) 766-8834 ask for Liz Call: (904) 766-8834 ask for Liz or EMAIL: info@thefloridastar.com or EMAIL: info@thefloridastar.com DEATH NOTICES DEATH NOTICES Central Metropolitan C.M.E. Church4611 North Pearl St., Jacksonville, FL 32206 Ofc (904) 354-7426 Fax (904) 354-0934 Rev. Clarence Kelby Heath, PastorGo ye therefore, and teach all nations, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you; and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.Ž Mathew 28:19-20 Sun Church School 9:30a.m. Sun Morning Worship -10:45 a.m. Tues Eve Bible Study-6:30 p.m. Wed Bible Study-12 Noon Wed Feeding Ministry 2:00 p.m. ~ Worship Service ~ ANNOUNCEMENTS Lion of the Tribe of Judah Ministries, Inc. PASTOR Dr. Sirretta Williams (Temporary services held) 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. Direct Phone: 904.866.7047 Office Phone: 904.356.4226 Seeing Beyond The Lifestyle To Save A Life Website: www.lottojm.com Listings are due the Tuesday before the next issue. Email submissions preferred. Send to: Info@TheFloridaStar.com THE NORTHEAST FLORIDA BAPTIST ASSOCIATION These appointments are on a first-come, firstserve basis. Only basic dental work (fillings and extractions) are provided by the MDU. NO cleaning of teeth, dentures or oral surgery will be provided. No appointments can be made on the phone; you must appear in person to make an appointment. The Mobile Dental Unit of the Florida Baptist Convention will be at The Northeast Florida Baptist Association, July 25-29, 2011. The Association is located at 851035 U.S. Hwy 17 North, Yulee, Florida. For more information contact the Northeast Florida Baptist Association 904-2255941. CHRIST GOSPEL CHURCH PRAYER HOUSE, INC. would like to extend this invitation to all. We are having Family & Friends Day on Saturday, June 25, 2011 at 4:00 p.m. We anticipate this blessed event will be a blessing to all in attendance. Our Guest Speaker for this event will be Jacksonvilles own: Minister Nathaniel Goosby Overseer of The Outreach Ministry for Jesus Christ. Please come out and join us for this blessed and anointed event. MILLIONS MORE MOVEMENT, Jacksonville Local Organizing Committee, Inc., a non-profit organization is appealing for your excess clothes, clothes hangers, shoes all sizes women, men, children and school supplies. These items will be used in our organizations 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.' Music Legends Gone, But Not Forgotten... BO DIDDLEYEllas Otha Bates, known to the world as Bo Diddley, was considered by many to be the originator of rock and roll. He designed the Rhumba style called hamboneŽ and Shave and a haircut, two bits.Ž Diddleys style was later duplicated by artist Elvis Presley and later sampled by U2, George Michael and Heavy D. Diddley once said that his largest regret was the royalties he never received from artist samples. He passed away from heart failure at age 79 in his Florida home in June of 2008.MICHAEL JACKSONThe King of Pop, Michael Joseph Jackson began performing at the age of four as the youngest member of the Jackson Five, he became the groups lead vocalist. Despite his age, he managed to make chart-toppers like I want you back and Ill be there completely credible. Later in the years, Michael went solo. His first release was Got to be there.Ž By the time Michael had released the album Thriller,Ž he was already named the King of Pop. While Michael was getting ready for his last tour, he was injected with a drug to induce sleep, which lead to his traggic death, June 25, 2009...he was 50 years old.

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A A r r o o u u n n d d t t h h e e A A r r e e a a A4 C M Y K Jazz Festival Jazz FestivalPAGE A-4THE STARJUNE 25, 2011 Thank you for sharing your events and stories for the column each week! Because of you readers are there with you each week. Fo r column entries you may contact me directly at 904 571-1182, Toll Free Fax 866 488 6407 or by e-mail at: badavis@watsonrealtycorp.comSEE YOU IN THE PAPER SEE YOU IN THE PAPER ! Shirley Murdock takes new music approach on The JourneyShirley and Dale Degroat open the door for new songwriters on current project Shirley Murdock and her husband Dale DeGroat of 23 years have always had a special connection when it came to songwriting. For 24 years, this phenomenal team has composed many songs for Shirley previous projects. Their unique bond is indescribable but they also understand how important it is to connect with other great writers to help expand the kingdom. For Murdock's upcoming project, The Journey, they reached out to additional writers to help make the project even more amazing. Murdock expressed why she felt it was so important to expand on this project. "My husband is my writing partner and we pray to stay open to what the Lord wants to say to his people. We know we're not the only ones anointed to write songs!" she said, "We have three of our songs on the new project; two of the songs are from my previous project and one new song. Two of the songs are very effective in my "live" ministry. The additional nine songs were written by some wonderful writers." In selecting the tracks for her album, it was important to Shirley that all songs reflected a similar message: "We believe that the ministry is in the lyrics and in the words we speak.they are spirit and they are life!" Very soon, fans will experience Shirley and Dale's awesome writing style along with the New Songs including: Upward Way, He is the Rock, Lord You Reign, Lovin Me, He is God, Someday and more. The Journey live CD and DVD will be available October 18, 2011. For More Info on Shirley Murdock please visit: www.tyscot.com Natalie Cole Eddie Palmieri Photos courtesy of Laurence Greene

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b n t b t b f r t There is a proposed class action Settlement with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) involving racial discrimination against African American farmers between 1981 and 1996. This Settlement is only for certain people who tried tole a late claim in the original Pigford case, or their heirs (kin) and legal representatives. The current Settlement (sometimes called Pigford II ) provides benets to some of those late lers. Am I included? You may be included if you: Pigfordand claim for a payment that would become part of the deceased persons estate. If you are not You are not included if you received a payment in the original Pigford case. What does the Settlement provide? You may be eligible for a substantial cash payment and USDA loan forgiveness from the Settlement. You will need tole a claim to be eligible for these benets. The claims deadline may be as early as February 28, 2012 The Court has appointed lawyers to help youle a claim under the Settlement. You do not have to pay them or anyone else to help you with the claims process. These attorneys will ask the Court for fees and expenses of What else should I know? The Court will hold a hearing on September 1, 2011 to consider whether to approve the by August 12, 2011. USDA about your farm loan discrimination claims in the future. If You are African American and Suffered Farm Loan Discrimination by the USDA between 1981 and 1996, You may be eligible for money from a $1.25 billion class action Settlement Fund(Heirs/Kin may be included) For more information or to begin the claims ling process:Call: 1-877-810-8110 Visit: www.BlackFarmerCase.comL b n t

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904-766-8834 B1 C M Y KJUNE 25, 2011 THESTAR LOCAL FL / GA SECTION B 10th Annual Asa Philip Randolph Memorial Birthday Celebration Photos by Frank M. Powell, III of The Florida Star Asa Philip Randolph Memorial Birthday 10th Annual Ceremony was held April 16, 2011 and was hosted by (APRI) A. Philip Randolph Institute Florida State Chapter at The Crown Plaza Jacksonville Riverfront Hotel Jacksonville Florida. Asa Philip Randolph was stated as one of the countrys foremost labor and Civil Rights leaders. He dedicated a lifetime of effort to the struggles for social and economic justice for all people. He believed that the Black community could only achieve freedom from oppression and exploitation in a society committed to the principle that every man is entitled to a dignified and meaningful life. The Florida A. Philip Randolph Institute, Inc. congratulated the 2011 Honorees and thanked them for their significant contributions to mankind at the local, State and national levels. Awards were presented as follows: The Gentle Warrior Award was presented to Mr. Russell Harper President, North Florida Central Labor Council; The Champion of Labor Award was presented to Mrs. Terry Brady President, Duval Teacher United; The Champions of Labor Award Presenter was presented to Mr. Romia Johnson President, ILA 1408; The Distinguished Community Service Award Presenter was presented to Mr. Sollie Mitchell Retired Sleeping Car Porter, the Pullman CSX Company; The Distinguished Community Award Presenter was presented to Ms. Mirian BunnyŽ Baker Secretary, North Florida Central Labor Council; The Distinguished Legislative Service Award was presented to Mr. Anthony TonyŽ Hill Senator, North Florida Central Labor Council; The Eminence Award was presented to Mrs. Corrine Brown United States Congresswoman, District 3; Lifetime Achievement Award Presenter was presented to Mr. Charles E. Spencer President, Florida State Chapter; The Title Sponsor Awards was presented to the CSX Transportation Company -Diamond and to the International Longshoremans Association -Platinum. Distinguished Community Service Honoree Sollie Mitchell and Keynote Speaker 92, Eminence Honoree Congresswoman Corrine Brown, and Distinguished Legislative Honoree Anthony C. Hill Florida State Senator. Distinguished Legislative Honoree Anthony C. Hill Florida State Senator, Distinguished Community Service Honoree Sollie Mitchell and Keynote Speaker with Wife, and Eminence Honoree Congresswoman Corrine Brown. City of Jacksonville Rosalyn Phillip and Lifetime Achievement Honoree Charles F. Spencer Eminence Honoree Congresswoman Corrine Brown, Derrick and Charzetta Small Distinguished Legislative Honoree Anthony C. Hill Florida State Senator, Kenneth Lewis, Debra J. Lewis, Edith Lewis, and Eminence Honoree Congresswoman Corrine Brown. Lafrances Trotter, Rosalyn Phillip, and Glynda Linton Lifetime Achievement Honoree Charles F. Spencer and Samuel Wilson 48th year with the ILA.

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By: Farris Long When I write, I write from a place of personal conviction.I write because I believe with all my heart that there is something in the words I pen that may be able to help someone move forward in their life, and no longer be held captive to anything that counteracts their purpose. Today's article is no different. In fact, I feel even more passionately about today's message than I ever have before. Perhaps it is because its relevance in my own battle for better.Ž The ability to stay in one place is one that is not afforded to us as human beings. Our lives are literally established on the grounds of opposites. Either we are going forward or we are going back. Either we are going up or we are going down. I believe there is no such thing as standing still. I say that because, I once read, Since the earth is always moving forward, if you are standing still you are already behind.Ž How true those sentiments ring in my heart as I share with you this next installment of the Battle for Better.Ž The one thing that seems to hold most people back from a prominent future and personal freedom are these words,  I don't want ______________ to think that I...Ž You fill in the blank with the person's name or position in your life. We get passed over for promotions on the job; we miss out on healthy friendships; we are miserable in our places of employment; all because we chose to play it safe. No progress is ever attained without risk. As you read this article, please understand that I am not by any means suggesting that you live your life without constraint or self-restraint. Nor am I encouraging anyone to ignore wise counsel. But I also have to challenge traditional rationale by asking, What do you do when the counsel you get comes from someone you trust...but their advice is coming from a selfish place or a skewed vantage point.Ž People will say all the time, I know him/ her.Ž Do they really??? The truth of the matter is, you are ever changing, ever evolving, ever developing, evergrowing. They tend to assert what they think you need to do, based on a biased personal reference point of your life. As a matter of fact, that reference point is further distorted because they are usually looking at your life from their vantage point. What is the difference between the two? The reference point is based on a marked moment or moments in your history.Their vantage point is based on position and perspective at the moment when they marked a particular reference point. Here is an example. A mother tells her daughter-in-law not to put onions in Johnny's food because he hated them when he was growing up. Her reference point, was Johnny's preference as a child. Now Johnny is 39 years old with a family of his own. As he grew up his taste buds changed. Now he loves onions cooked into his food. But because mom is on the outside now, looking in, she has no clue about this dramatic change in her son. Her reference point remained the same even though her vantage point had definitely changed. She was now on the outside looking in. People's reference points for your life often do not leave room for your future evolution. So they in turn, hold you to the limitations that may have limited youŽ in the past. You have to overcome that by realizing that yesterday's limitations are tomorrow's opportunities. Never make your decisions based on guilt trips. Guilt trips are really a long journey back to the place where you already stand. How many people have felt themselves dying on the inside because they were afraid of what the family would say if they left the family church where they grew upŽ to go to a church that encourages personal and spiritual growth and development? Let's face the facts. you chose to pursue. But, if you got wise counsel, and you are absolutely sure in your heart of the next step for your life, YOU DO NOT OWE ANYONE AN EXPLANATION OR AN APOLOGY. JUST DO IT!!! Battle for Better (part 1)PAGE B 2THE STAR JUNE 25, 2011 D{<"Nwekwu"Icpvv When I was a child, when someone said something that was inappropriate to me or untrue about me, I simply said sticks and stones can break my bones but words will never hurt meŽ. In 2011, words can kill! News reports are currently permeated with stories about how people are being criticized, ostracized, fined or fired for saying something that is politically incorrect. Multiple professional athletes have currently been chastised for saying a gay slur. Aint no power like Gay Power! Oh, Im sorry. You cant say anything about Jews either. No disrespect to either group of individuals. I love my neighbors of all sexual persuasions and all religious preferences. My question is why cant you say things about gays and Jews when you can say what you want to about almost everybody else? Look at pro basketball. No player is constantly or purposefully on the court gay bashing but in the heat of the moment, it would not be unusual to hear some words that players wouldnt normally say. Cameras caught a couple of basketball players on the bench utter a word that is offensive to gays. Both players apologized but were still fined large sums of money. No problem with me. However, all of the National Basketball Association teams and players combined couldnt afford to pay if players got fined for saying niggerŽ. If youre courtside like I was when I covered pro basketball for The Associated Press youll hear the so-called N-word countless times on every night at every game! To be honest, it doesnt bother me to hear or be called something negative. No matter who you are or what you do someone will not like you and chose to disparage you. I also want readers of The Gantt Report to know how economics related to the fervor over anti-gay or anti-Jewish comments. Some Jews and some gays control far more economically than their percentages of the worlds citizens would seem to indicate. When a Jewish government official makes an address to Congress the Jewish politician gets a bigger and louder standing ovation than President Barack Obama would get. The Democrats, Republicans, Blacks, Whites, liberals and conservatives crawl all over each other trying to convince anyone watching how beloved Israel is. There are not enough Jewish Americans in any city or state to elect hordes of Jewish politicians but there are more than enough political action committees ran by people that know what a Tora is. You probably dont know that many, if not most, of Americas Cuban elected officials are Jewish. Anyway, be careful about what you say about Jews and gays. You can research it yourself because I dont really want to write about it buy gays are pretty predominant and powerful in Washington, D.C. too. (Buy Gantt's book "Beast Too: Dead Man Writing" If you would like to see a Gantt Report Video Blog tell Lucius at www.allworldconsultants.net) Community Activities CITY COUNCIL INSTALLATION CEREMONY. June 30, 2011, 6 p.m., Times Union Center for the Performing Arts, Jacoby Hall. CHILDRENS INAUGURATION. Hemming Plaza, June 30, 2011 1:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m. An event for children of all ages, a mock swearing in with the mayor-elects sons and an educational address by the mayor-elect. Include three separate tours including City Hall, the Downtown Library and MOCA. INAUGURATION SWEARING-IN 10:30 AM 11:30 AM, Prime F. Osborn, III Convention Center. Doors open at 9:30 AM. RIVERSIDE ARTS MARKET. See local artisans displaying their artistic, culinary and craft wares, accompanied by musical entertainment, street performers and food vendors. Saturdays from 10 a.m. 4 p.m.Under the Fuller Warren Bridge 6TH ANNUAL BATTLE OF THE BANDS -Saturday, June 25, 2011 at 1:00 PM. Located at ,Jacksonville Main Library, 303 N. Laura Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Contact 904.630.2665 for additional information.. JACKSONVILLE'S MISS HEART OF AMERCIA. Sunday, June 26, 2011, from 2:30 PM 5:00 PM at the Wyndham Jacksonville Riverwalk, 1515 W. Prudential Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32207. Contact 904.396.5100 for additional information. NEW FREE CHOLESTEROL AND DIABETES SCREENINGS offered from 11:00 am 4:00 pm, June 28 at Winn-Dixie Pharmacy, 6060-10 Ft. Caroline Rd., Jacksonville, FL. For more information call Cholestcheck: 800-713-3301 STICKY SUMMER MOVIE NIGHT: Wednesday, June 29, 2011, at MOCA Jacksonville, 333 N. Laura Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Contact 904.366.6911 for any information. MORE THAN A GAME: AFRICAN AMERICAN SPORTS IN JACKSONVILLE 1900-1975 on Friday, July 1, 2011 at the Ritz Theatre & LaVilla Museum, 829 N. Davis Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. For additional information call 904.632.5555. BRUNSWICKS OLD-FASHIONED 4TH OF JULY: Games, prizes, free watermelon slices, spectacular fireworks display at dark! Monday, July 4, 2011. Celebration begins 7:00 pm; Fireworks at dark, Mary Ross Waterfront Park, Gloucester & Bay Sts. Free for everyone. Contact GI AHA: 262-6934, goldenislesarts.org. FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION The star-spangled show begins at 9:45 p.m. Fireworks will be choreographed to patriotic music and are viewable from both the Northbank and Southbank. Fireworks will be launched from barges near The Jacksonville Landing and the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront. Join the City of Jacksonville as it says, "Happy Birthday America" with a spectacular fireworks display over the St. John's River SUMMER CLASSIC MOVIES AT THE RITZ. Golden Isles Arts and Humanities Association (GIAHA) presents Great old Hollywood films the way they were meant to be seen. Thursdays at 7:00 p.m. July 7: Sing-along Wizard of Oz (costume contest; props and routinesŽ encouraged!). For immediate release contact: Rob Nixon, Golden Isles Arts and Humanities Association production director@goldenislesarts.org, 912-262-6934 ULYSSES W. WATKINS JR., MD HEALTH NOTES SUBCONJUNCTIVAL HEMORRHAGE GENERAL INFORMAION: Sudden appearance of blood in the white area of the eye. Although the bleeding may appear frightening, it is not painful or serious. BODY PARTS INVOLVED: Conjuntiva, the transparent membrane that covers the white of the eye. SEX OR AGE MOST AFFECTED: Both sexes; all ages, including newborns. SIGNS & SYMPTOMS A small painless collection of bright red blood over the white of the eye. Swelling may occur in the affected area of the conjunctiva. The blood changes color gradually to brown or green before disappearing. The condition doesnt interfere with vision. CAUSES: Usually spontaneous bleeding with no known cause. It may follow coughing, sneezing, vomiting or direct injury to the eye. The blood vessels of the conjunctiva are fragile and frequently leak. RISK INCREASES WITH: *Use of mind-altering drugs. *Use of anti-coagulant drugs HOW TO PREVENT: No specific preventive measures. WHAT TO EXPECT DIAGNOSTIC MEASURES *Your own observation of symptoms. *Medical history and physical exam by a doctor(sometimes). APPROPRIATE HEALTH CARE *Self-care after diagnosis. Doctors treatment, if there has been injury or a change in vision. POSSIBLE COMPLICATIONS: None expected. PROBABLE OUTCOME: The blood should be absorbed in 2 or 3 weeks. It is very unlikely that any scarring will occur. HOW TO TREAT GENERAL MEASURES *No specific measures are necessary. *Compresses dont help or hasten the healing. MEDICATION: Medicine is usually not necessary for this disorder. ACTIVITY: No restrictions. DIET: No special diet. CALL YOUR DOCTOR IF: You have symptoms of conjuntival hemorrhage, especially if you have eye pain or your vision changes. Health Notes Announcements, meetings, happenings, and community events scheduled in Jacksonville and the surrounding area The Gantt Report

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PAGE B-4 THE STAR JUNE 25, 2011 URQTVU Ejgem"qwv"vjg"pgy"Fkikvcn"g/gfkvkqp"qh Vjg"Hnqtkfc"Uvct"Pgyurcrgt0""Xkukv"qwt ygdukvg"vq"ejgem"qwv"qwt"pgy"hqtocv0 Hwvwtg"kortqxgogpvu"yknn"kpenwfg< ,"Godgffgf"Nkpmu"vq"qwt" cfxgtvkugtu"ygdukvgu0 ,"Godgffgf"Xkfgq"Enkru"qh """"" nqecn"gxgpvu0 ,"Gzekvkpi"Kpvgtxkgyu ,Dwukpguu"Fktgevqtkgu ,"Pgy"Eqnwopkuv Vjcpm"{qw"hqt"82"{gctu"qh"uwrrqtv# y y y y y y 0 0 v v j j g g h h n n q q t t k k f f c c u u v v c c t t 0 0 e e q q o o JACKSONVILLE, Fla. … The Jacksonville Suns (3733) won their fourth straight game with a 3-1 victory over the Mississippi Braves (25-45) on Sunday afternoon in front of 4,099 fans at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville. Jacksonville starter Darin Downs (2-5) earned the win after six strong innings on the mound, only allowing a run on five hits with a pair of walks and two strikeouts. Braves starter Paul Clemens (5-4) took the loss while Sandy Rosario worked a scoreless ninth inning to earn the save, his eighteenth of the season which leads the Southern League. The Suns took an early 2-0 lead on Clemens in the bottom of the second as Paul Gran hit a ground-rule double that scored brought home two runs with the bases loaded. The game remained 2-0 until Alex Romero hit an RBI double that scored Jim Negrych to put the Suns up by three. Mississippis lone run came in the top of the sixth inning, when Jacksonville native Mycal Jones hit a solo home run to put the score at 3-1, which would be the final. Following Downs strong six innings, the bullpen saw Jhan Marinez and Chris Hatcher work scoreless innings in the seventh and eighth before Rosario got the save with a scoreless ninth. The Suns will have the next three days off for the Southern League All-Star Break. Suns Luke Montz, Kevin Mattison, Chris Hatcher, and Sandy Rosario will appear in the Southern League All-Star Game on Tuesday night at Pringles Park in Jackson, Tenn. In addition to the players, the coaching staff of manager Andy Barkett, hitting coach Corey Hart, pitching coach John Duffy, and athletic trainer Dustin Luepker will serve as the coaches for the South Division All-Stars. The Suns will next return to action on Thursday night with the start of the second half, beginning with a fivegame series against the Chattanooga Lookouts at AT&T Field. Thursdays first pitch is set for 7:15 p.m., and fans can listen to the game beginning at 7 p.m. with the U.F. & Shands Pre-game Show on WFXJ AM 930 the Fox and www.jaxsuns.com. ABOUT THE JACKSONVILLE SUNS The Jacksonville Suns are the minor league Class AA affiliate of the Florida Marlins. The Suns are proud members and five-time champions of the 10-team Southern League of Professional Baseball. To learn more about the Jacksonville Suns, visit www.jaxsuns.com. U w p u Y k p H q w t v j U v t c k i j v y k v j 5 / 3 X k e v q t { The Jacksonville Sharks (12-1) host the Tampa Bay Storm (6-7) Saturday June 25, 2011 with kickoff at 7:00 PM on Sea Best Field. With a win the Sharks will be crowned the 2011 South Division Champions for the second consecutive season. A win against the Storm would also give the Sharks an AFL record 13 game win streak, breaking the current single season-regular season record of 12, which was accomplished by two San Jose Saber-Cat teams in the early 2000s. If the Sharks accomplish these goals this Saturday they will definitely have to earn it as the Tampa Bay Storm have been playing excellent football over the last several weeks. The Storm have found their quarterback in Brian Zbydniewski. Zbydniewski has led the Storm to an impressive 4-1 record over the last five weeks, including back to back wins over the Pittsburgh Power and Orlando Predators the last two weeks. The Storm certainly have adequate weapons in WRs Amarri Jackson and Huey Whittaker, as well as a deadly kick return game with KR Michael Lindsey who has returned three kickoffs for touchdowns in 2011. The game Saturday will also feature a battle between the AFLs two best Defensive Lines as the Storm are currently number one in the league with 33 sacks and the Sharks rank number two with 32 sacks. Both teams are led by potential Defensive Player of the Year candidates, the Storm by Cliff Dukes (13 sacks), and the Sharks Derrick Summers (9 sacks) rank number one and three in the AFL in sacks in 2011. The Defensive Line unit that gets to the quarterback best may win the game. The game will kickoff at 7:05 PM EDT and will be aired live on WCWJ, CW17 hosted by T.J. Streit and Jerry Odom. It will also be broadcast live on 1010XL and will be streamed online through niftytv.com with Terry Norvelle on the call. U U j j c c t t m m u u " N N q q q q m m " V V q q " G G z z v v g g p p f f " U U v v t t g g c c m m " Although Tiger Woods won't be teeing it up at the 2011 AT&T National, he will be on hand to support the event, which benefits the Tiger Woods Foundation, Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Philadelphia. "I'm disappointed I won't be able to play in this year's AT&T National, but I'm listening to my doctors and allowing time to completely heal," Woods said. "I am looking forward to being in Philadelphia to support the event. The Philly fans are always amazing, and I really enjoy supporting my foundation and celebrating our troops." In addition to the opening ceremony, Woods also plans to support the troops through various tournament initiatives, greet players, chat with media and sign autographs. Woods will also likely pay a visit to the We Salute our Heroes tribute wall, located at the main entrance. This special tribute allows fans to write their own personal message to the U.S. military. After the tournament concludes, sections of the wall will be delivered to and displayed by the following military locations for soldiers and their families to enjoy: the USO of Pennsylvania and Southern New Jersey; the USO of Metropolitan Washington; the Office of Veterans Affairs, State of Pennsylvania; and the Warrior Transition Brigade, Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Theres already a buzz brewing in Tallahassee about this years upcoming Seminole football season; that excitement is focused on week 3 opponent, Oklahoma. The Sooners are likely to start next season ranked in the Top 5. They were 12-2 last season, with its losses coming on Big 12 Conference play against Missouri and Texas A&M. The season also included an emphatic 47-17 beating of Florida State in Norman and the teams meet in the rematch Sept. 17 in Tallahassee. Landry Jones returns for another season at the helm of the Sooner offense. Wide receiver Ryan Broyles, who connected for 1,622 yards and 14 touchdowns last season also returns as a big play threat. Defensively, the Sooners have more holes to fill, but return experience along the front-seven to produce a unit that could be formidable again. One major focus from last seasons team is now in the NFL. Demarco Murray is gone and the sooners will have a task replacing his 1,700 all-purpose yards and 20 TDs. This will be FSUs biggest test of the season after playing two cupcake opponents in the first two weeks. The sting from last years loss will still be fresh, but dont expect Jimbo Fisher to make a big deal out of it, as he is notorious for shifting the focus on the present rather than the past. The game will carry national prominence, as both teams could be ranked in the Top 10. It may even be a Top 5 match-up, which will garner the attention of ESPNs Game-day and nationwide media. It is the biggest game in Tallahassee in a decade. P q n g u H c p u N q q m k p i H q t y c t f V q Q m n c j q o c FOLLOW US ON:Facebookwww.facebook.com/ thefloridastarnewspaper Vkigt"Yqqfu"Qwv"Hqt"CV(V

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JUNE 25, 2011THE STARPR 1 PREP RAP PREP RAP Youth Section Youth Section Duval County Students Report Today to Public Defender: Vision for Excellence Summer Youth Program Through a unique partnership with the Police Athletic League of Jacksonville, Inc. (PAL), Public Defender Matt Shirk announces that for the second consecutive summer his office is conducting an enrichment program for young men. Students in the Public Defender: Vision for Excellence Summer Youth Program will begin a four-week camp designed by the Public Defender Office with a vision of preventing our youth today from becoming our clients of tomorrow. FROM THE FOUNDER According to Public Defender Matt Shirk, Our mission is to provide young people with educational resources, interaction with positive role models, self-esteem enhancing activities and community building opportunities which will result in good decision making skills and a desire to produce positive contributions to the community. Our goal is to spark a passion in our participants by exposing them to real life cases and situations the office deals with each day. We will work to assist the young people in creating long term goals and mature into productive citizens THE MISS & TEEN JACKSONSVILLE USA PAGEANTSSPECIAL RECEPTION, Wednesday, July 6th, 2011, University Club, 6 to 8 PM HONORING JACKSONVILLE & FLORIDA USA TITLEHOLDERS The Miss & Teen Jacksonville USA Pageant and the North Florida Scholarship Organization, Inc. will be holding a reception at the very beautiful and impressive University Club here in Jacksonville, Florida. We will be holding such reception on Wednesday, July 6th, 2011, at 6:00PM untll8:00 PM to honor our titleholders: MiKyle Crockett, Miss Florida Teen USA Mik2011(Miss Jax Teen USA 2011) Marissa Danish, Miss Jacksonville USA 2012 Emily Cunard, Miss Jacksonville Teen USA 2012 These very special ladies will be competing in major pageants this year, and this reception will be recognizing them and also serving as a sort of send-off party for their next competitions. MiKyle Crockett will be continuing on to the Miss Teen USA Pageant held July 15 & 16 in the Bahamas at the Mantis Resort. Marissa Danish will be competing in the Miss Florida USA Pageant, also held July 15 & 16, but in Hollywood, Florida. We will also be supporting Emily Cunard as she will be headed to Hollywood, Florida in October to compete in the Miss Florida Teen USA Pageant. The reception is open to members of the community, sponsors, and supporters of our pageant, our titleholders, and our non profit scholarship organization. There will be light hors d'oeuvres served, and there will be a cash bar. Not only will we be presenting our very incredible titleholders to the attendees and recognizing our awesome patrons and sponsors, but we hope to have a little press there from the local TV stations and newspapers. It is hoped that you will come and support our fine ladies, and consider making a contribution to the North Florida Scholarship Organization, Inc. to continue its efforts to offer scholarships to competitors at the annual pageant and to provide support for them throughout their year as a titleholder. This is also a great opportunity to see what an amazing club the University Club truly is, you might even want to become a member there. Remember to dress up the University Club is first class! If you wish to attend or cover this event as a member of the press or media, please advise the NFSO, Inc. as there is a limit on the amount of people who can attend this reception. Please RSVP to the NFSO by phone (904384-3578) or by email (clsanders@bellsouth.net). You may RSVP through our Facebook Group (Jacksonville USA Pageants), but you will still need to RSVP through the phone number and email address given. Be sure to indicate (1) all of the names of those attending with you, (2) the contact information for everyone, and (3) how you received your invitation (word of mouth, Facebook, direct invite, etc.). If any of our plans change or we have too many RSVPs, we may need to reach you with your contact information. We hope to have a big group of friends surrounding our titleholders on July 6th, 2011, and we look forward to hearing from you if you can make our special event. The North Florida Scholarship Organization, Inc. is a non-profit 50J(c)(3) organization, the purpose of which is to provide scholarships to young women for their educational goals to attend and graduate from college. NORTH FLORIDA SCHOLARSHIP ORGANIZATION,INC.(or NFSO,Inc.) c/o Kevin and Cammie Sanders 817 Willow Branch Avenue, Jacksonville, FL 32205 904-384-3578 or MissJacksonville@bellsouth.net WEBSITE: www.JacksonvillePageants.com have a plan and achieve it.Ž Mikyle Crockett Marissa Danish

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JUNE 25, 2011THE STARPR 2 PREP RAP PREP RAP New Reports Reveal Alarming Facts About the Educational Experiences of Young Men of ColorCollege Board Reports Offer Insights into the Educational Challenges Faced by Young Men of Color and Outlines a Series of Concrete Recommendations for Addressing These Issues NEW YORK „ Nearly half of young men of color age 15 to 24 who graduate from high school will end up unemployed, incarcerated or dead. This jarring statistic is just one of many highlighted in two new reports that will be released today by the College Board Advocacy & Policy Center at an event held in collaboration with the Harvard Universitys W. E. B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research in Cambridge, Mass.. The reports, The Educational Experience of Young Men of Color: A Review of Research, Pathways and Progress and Capturing the Student Voice, are especially relevant given the need for these young men to attain postsecondary degrees if the nations economy is to thrive and compete globally. The reports provide the most comprehensive data, research findings and recommendations to date to improve the educational experiences and pathways of young men of color. The qualitative research study, conducted in collaboration with the Business Innovation Factory (BIF), provides findings from 92 in-depth personal student interviews that are captured through video storytelling. This information is combined in a dynamic website. Together, these resources provide a compelling narrative that tracks the progress and pitfalls for young men of color from high school through college. In addition, there is a legal implications and policy brief that provides guidance for designing programs and policies to serve these students. Last year, the College Board Advocacy & Policy Center released a report that explored The Educational Crisis Facing Young Men of Color. This initiative builds off that work. The reports seek to give a balanced view of the educational issues that exist for young men of color across four minority groups „ African Americans, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, Hispanics/Latinos and Native Americans „ throughout the K…20 pipeline. According to the findings, just 26 percent of African Americans, 18 percent of Hispanic Americans, and 24 percent of Native Americans and Pacific Islanders have at least an associate degree. The reports also provide an analysis of the postsecondary pathways for young men of color and identify the barriers and catalysts to college. At a time when our nation is committed to reclaiming its place as the world leader in higher education, we can no longer afford to ignore the plight of our young men of color,Ž said Gaston Caperton, College Board President. As long as educational opportunities are limited for some, we all suffer. We rise as one nation and we fall as one nation. But if we keep working hard „ if we keep listening to each other and to our students „ we can soften our landings and reach historic new heights.Ž These reports cast into stark view what all Americans, unfortunately, have known for a long time: that access to education in this country is a right that not all of our children enjoy in equal measure,Ž said Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Alphonse Fletcher University Professor and Director of the W. E. B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research. But the devastating numbers and the sobering statistics are a call to action through the recommendations outlined in this innovative report. Only with genuine and profound educational reform can we create equal opportunities for young men of color and indeed for all Americans.Ž As our country works to rise above the serious economic challenges we face, we must commit to reaching every young person in our schools,Ž said Governor Deval Patrick. If we as a nation are to succeed … economically and as a leader in education and innovation … we need all of our students to succeed as well.Ž "In the current economic climate and era of global competitiveness, there is an urgent need to address the stark and undeniable barriers that prevent so many young men of color from earning college degrees and reaching their fullest potential," said Business Innovation Factory founder and Chief Catalyst Saul Kaplan. "By capturing the authentic voices of these students, we begin to bring the experiences of these young men to life in a way that makes their voices central to the national conversation about transforming the education system. BIF is proud to be part of this important initiative." Key recommendations outlined in the studies include encouraging policymakers to make improving outcomes for young men of color a national priority, increasing community, business and school partnerships to provide mentoring and support for these young men, and improving teacher education programs and providing professional development training that includes cultural and gender-responsive training. The two reports, and the launch of a new national initiative to boost the economic success of young men of color, will be announced at an event hosted in collaboration with the W. E. B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research. A distinguished panel, moderated by National Public Radios Claudio Sanchez, includes: €Representative Joaquin Castro, Texas €James Comer, Maurice Falk Professor of Child Psychiatry at the Yale University School of Medicines Child Study Center, and Founder of Comer School Development Program €Hill Harper, Actor/Activist €Neil Horikoshi, Executive Director, Asian and Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund €Estela Mara Bensimon, Co-Director, Center for Urban Education and Professor, University of Southern California €LeManuel LeeŽ Bitsoi, Minority Action Plan (MAP) Program Director, Harvard Medical School Also in attendance will be: €Gaston Caperton, Former Governor of West Virginia and President, The College Board €Henry Louis Gates Jr., Alphonse Fletcher University Professor and Director, W. E. B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research, Harvard University

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JUNE 25, 2011THE STARPR 4 PREP RAP PREP RAP Youth Section Youth Section JACKSONVILLE GIANTS PRESENT TROOP 250 AS THEIR HONORARY BOY SCOUT PATROL On June 1st, the Jacksonville Giants presented the scouts of Troop 250 with a specially designed patrol patch exclusively designating them as the official GiantsŽ patrol. A few members of the Giants team were on hand to initiate these scouts into their newly entitled patrol … Vice President of Sales and Marketing Joseph Miller, team mascot MR. BIGGS, and Giants player Bernard Rimmer all personally honored the scouts with their official patrol patch at the troops recent Court of Honor ceremony. This token of appreciation was given to the scouts of Troop 250 due to the enthusiasm and commitment they each demonstrated during this past season as they volunteered to sell merchandise at every home game amounting to over 600 hours of community service. Troop members also hand painted nearly 300 childrens faces during each game. Scout leaders Shana Herrin and Denise Seymour were the troop organizers that ensured the scouts were able to be at every game and support the team. These originally designed patches were donated by Richard Miller at Miller on Sports and Radio Sports Talk Host … TV play by play announcer of the Jacksonville Giants who got to know the scouts of Troop 250 personally throughout the season. In addition to making Troop 250 as their official scout patrol, the Giants also sent the scouts on a complimentary fun-filled day at Universal Orlandos Islands of Adventure theme park after the season ended thanks to all the money they earned selling the teams memorabilia. Ron Sholes, owner of the Giants, when asked about the scouts support, said, These scouts and their leaders were instrumental in the success of our first season. They truly exemplify the Boy Scout Oath and Law … we are proud to have them represent our team within the scouting community as the official Giants patrol.Ž JACKSONVILLES ECONOMY BOLSTERED BY $900,000 IN EARLY LEARNING WAGE INCENTIVES Local child care teachers are receiving wage incentives from the Early Learning Coalition of Duval (ELC of Duval) for their contributions to providing quality earlylearning services in Duval County. ELC of Duval has designated $900,000 towards this initiative. ELC of Duval hopes this money will not only reward qualified child care professionals but also provide a boost for our local economy. To receive funding, teachers, assistant teachers and directors must work at a child care center in the Guiding Stars of Duval program or Jacksonville Journey for at least a year. Each center must have a star rating and workers must meet eligibility guidelines based on employment status, training and educational requirements. We want the early-learning teachers in the Guiding Stars and Jacksonville Journey programs to know their hard work, preparation and commitment to educating our young children will be rewarded,Ž said ELC of Duval Executive Director, Susan Main. If children are our foundation for the future, we want to make sure we invest in and reward those building that foundation.Ž The wage incentives are funded yearly through the School Readiness program, which is administered in Duval County through ELC of Duval. This vital source of funding is pivotal in ensuring that at-risk children, who may struggle when they enter school, are able to receive early-intervention, so they can enter school fully prepared to engage in learning. These designated funds are an incentive for child care professionals to improve their education and stay in the same child care center, preventing teacher turn-over, which often threatens the quality of early learning. The funds should go to work immediately in our local economy because they are unrestricted. Child Care providers were heard talking cheerfully about plans to spend their extra dollars.

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C&J1 C M Y K Crime and Justice Crime and JusticeA Publication of the Florida Star and Georgia Star JUNE 25, 2011THE STARC&J 1 As an African American newspaper, we basically report on offenses committed by African Americans. Please note that in our observations, weekly reports show that African Americans DO NOT commit the largest percentage of criminal offenses in this ar ea.Two Men Face Life SentencesThere have been two cases in Jacksonville where both men have committed an armed robbery and sentenced to life in prison. Benjamin Ishmael Price, 30, is guilty of first-degree murder and armed robbery. He is convicted of killing Jimmy Ray Daughtery of Kingsland, Ga., 54. Price used his girlfriend, Erica Nicole Thomas, 22, to lure Daughtery to a hotel in Jacksonville, where Price was waiting with two others, Ernest Lee Johnson III, 20, and Maurice Thomas, 25. Daughtery was stabbed, shot, and killed before he was robbed of his cash, ring, and car. Prices girlfriend, Erica, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and she testified that the whole robbery was Prices idea. She is awaiting sentencing while Johnson and Maurice Thomas, who assisted Price in the robbery, await trial. Markeil D. Thomas, 20, was also charged with first-degree murder and armed robbery. The body of Erick J. Colon, 19, was found on the street, where he was robbed and murdered on his way home at night. Thomas was actually the getaway driver while Hector G. Sanchez, was responsible for the shooting. Police say prior to Colons murder, Sanchez shot and killed Levi E. Rollins, 24, over an argument where Rollins was telling others that Sanchez was homosexual, which lead to his arrest and murder charge. Sanchez also pleaded guilty for Colons murder and is awaiting a hearing to determine if he should be executed. Benjamin Ishmael Price Markeil D. ThomasMurderer Turns Self InAn arrest was made on Rasean Maurice Vann, 20, who shot and killed William Rene McFaline, 34. Police say Vann and McFaline have been in previous drug deals, but this time it was a robbery. McFaline was found dead in his car. Police say he was stopped in his car during the shooting. It was not clear what exactly happened after McFaline got shot, whether he was trying to escape or if he was killed immediately while the car was in motion. A resident of the area called the police after he heard six shots and saw the car crashing through two fences and into his backyard, crashing into a tree. Police were in search of Vann until he turned himself in at the Jacksonville Sheriffs Office and was charged with murder. More people are believed to have been involved in the robbery. Police Officers and K-9 Dog Stop BurglaryPolice were called in from Frenchys Heating and Air, located at 517 S. McDuff Ave., after a witness heard noise from behind the building and one of the air conditioning units was heard being vandalized. Officers arrived with K-9 dog ThorŽto the building, which was surrounded by a locked fence. Police were in search of the suspect until the K-9 dog found Jack Lee Cogdell, 59, hiding in between air conditioning units. Cogdell refused to cooperate and resisted even after the K-9 dog engaged him and when police instructed him to come out. Cogdell finally gave in and came out from within the air conditioning units, where he was arrested. Police looked into where the suspect was hiding and found the units taken apart and in many pieces. Cogdell has been charged with Burglary, Possession of Burglary Tools, Resisting an Officer, and Interfering with a Police Dog in Performance of Duties. Jack Lee Cogdell Rasean Maurice Vann

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JUNE 25, 2011 THE STAR C&J 2 SSSHH! From Actual Police ReportsDid You Hear About?... Did You Hear About?... EDITORS NOTE: All suspects are deemed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law. The Sheriffs Office reports are a matter of public record. The Star seeks to educate in the hope of keeping our community safe. SAFE AT HOMEMake sure that all doors to the outside are metal or solid, 1 hardwood. Make sure all doors to the outside have good, sturdy locks. Use the locks you have. Always lock up your home when you go out, even if its only for a few minutes. Secure sliding glass doors with commercially available bars or locks, or put a wooden dowel or broomstick in the door track. Make sure your windows, especially at ground level, have good locks and use them. Make sure all porches and other possible entrances are well-lit. Trim any bushes or trees that hide doors or windows. Keep ladders, tools, toys, and recreational equipment inside when youre not using them. Dont hide your house keys under the doormat or in a flowerpot. Its much wiser to give an extra key to a trusted neighbor. Keep written records of all furniture, jewelry and electronic products. If possible, keep these records in a safe deposit box, fireproof safe, or other secure place. Take pictures or a video, and keep purchase information and serial numbers if available. These help law enforcement agencies track recovered items. Your Safety Would you like to stay connected with your loved ones on lock down in jail, or prison? Anyone gone but not forgotten that you want to encourage? Get connected and keep a CONNECTION through our new CONNECTION spot. Call, Write, Email, or Fax to us titled: CONNECTION $10 3 lines of text only (Total 18 words) With PICTURE included $25. Contact G @ 904-766-8834 or Email G@thefloridastar.com send all correspondence to P.O. Box 40629, Jacksonville, FL 32203 Helpful Tips For Driving in Heavy Smoke From WildfiresWith wildfires, low visibility due to the smoke can interfere with your driving. Please remember to drive with caution and below the speed limit. Here are some helpful tips:Drive with lights on low beam. High beams will only be reflected back off the smoke and compromise your visibility even more. Reduce your speed -and watch your speedometer. Smoke, like fog, creates a visual illusion of slow motion when you may actually be speeding. Listen for traffic you cannot see. Open your window a little, to hear better Use wipers and defrosters as necessary for maximum visibility. Use the right edge of the road or painted road markings as a guide. Be patient and courteous. Do not pass lines of traffic. JSO Needs Your Help Identifying A Suspect On Monday, June 13, 2011 at 3:41 p.m., police were dispatched to San Jose Lane in reference to a residential burglary to an occupied dwelling. The victim was inside the garage of her residence, with the garage door open when the victim spotted an unknown black male, 6', 160 pounds, shaved head, with a goatee wearing a red shirt, and dark pants. The suspect was wearing black leather gloves and armed with a small black metal club that was similar in length to a large flashlight. The victim advised that after seeing the suspect walked up to her driveway toward her he turned and started to walk further in the garage. The victim stated she then turned around after hearing the suspect behind her and at that time, the suspect struck her over her right eye with the club. The victim recalls falling to the ground and the suspect then striking her again, in the abdomen with the club. During the time the victim was on the ground, she believes that she may have passed out and then came to shortly thereafter. She also recalls hearing the suspect rummage through some unknown items inside the garage area, but does not believe he made entry into the residence. Anyone with any information about the identity of the person in the composite sketch attached is asked to contact the Jacksonville Sheriffs Office at (904) 630-0500 or email at JSOCrimTips@jaxsheriff.org or at rewards@fccrimestopers.com

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JUNE 25, 2011THE STARC&J 3Bizarre Crimes Bizarre Crimeswho, what, when...huh? Other Unusual Crimes Across the NationTwo-Year-Old Dies After Being Left in the Van by Daycare StaffA 2-year-old was found dead in a daycare center van after being left in the vehicle for two hours. The toddler, Jasmine Green, and other children were coming back from from a field trip at Chuck E. Cheese. The staff forgot aboutJasmine and left her in the van, when they arrived to the center. She was left in the car for over two hours as temperatures were rising to the 90s. When the staff realized Jasmine was missing, they went looking for her and finally found her in the van. The toddler was taken to the hospital, but did not survive. Three arrests were made on charges of cruelty to children, involuntary manslaughter and reckless conduct on Marlo Maria Fallings, 41; her daughter, Quantabia Shantell Hopkins, 23; and a juvenile. Jasmines parents, April McAlister and Checo Green, have had Jasmine and her 4-year-old brother attend the daycare center ever since they were babies. They trusted the staff and were shocked about what happened to their child after many years of attending. Marlo Maria Fallings Quantabia Shantell Hopkins Robber Told to Make Purchase Before Continuing Robbery An unusual robbery was made at a convenience store, where the robber was forced to buy something before continuing his robbery. The surveillance camera showed footage of the robber demanding two clerks at the counter to put cash in the plastic bag he had. He also had, what seemed to be a gun, under his shirt pointed at the two clerks. The owner of the store told the robber that the cash register could not be opened unless a purchase was made, so the robber reached into his pocket and pulled out a dollar to purchase a pack of gum. After the register was opened the employees put the cash into the robbers bag and the thief fled with the bag full of cash. The police are trying to track down this man and believe he committed other instances of similar robberies. Man Robs Bank for $1 for a Specific Reason Gastonia, N.C.James Verone, 59, entered a bank and approached the teller not with a gun, but with a note. The note read This is a bank robbery. Please give me one dollar.Ž Then Verone walked away and sat in a chair informing the teller that he would wait for the police to come. Verone was arrested and he said that he did this for medical reasons. He had no job or medical insurance and said that he had something growing on his chest, two ruptured disks and a problem on his left foot. Verone decided to go to jail for medical insurance and a place to stay. He is hoping for a three year sentence. Verone is currently receiving the medical care he needs, but he may not get as much time as he hoped for since he didnt have a weapon for the robbery. 9-Year-Old Stabs Man Who Attacks Her Mother Fond du Lac, WIPolice were called after James Field, 27, jumped on a womans car and broke her windshield. They left after he said he would leave and gave the woman money for the windshield. Another fight between the couple broke out and Fields strangled the woman and threatened to kill her with a knife at her throat. Then suddenly Fields dropped the knife as he groaned and the woman saw blood dripping down from his back. She saw that her 9-year old daughter was holding a kitchen knife covered with blood. The police said the young girl was not upset and she said that she had stabbed him before in the leg for hurting her mother. Fields is charged with first-degree recklessly endangering safety, strangulation and disorderly conduct. Woman Drives Drunk While Pregnant Mentor, OHTomeka Stockwell, 25, was arrested for allegedly driving drunk. When Stockwell was pulled over to the side of the road, officer noticed two opened beer cans and a 3-year-old child in the back. The child was not properly restrained to a car seat and they also found out she was eight months pregnant. She refused to take a blood alcohol test and instead agreed to take the sobriety tests, which she failed. She was then arrested for operating a vehicle intoxicated, open container, and child endangering. Women Break into Cars of Mourners at Funeral Cheltenham, PAA car was reported broken into at a funeral while unattended and credit cards were stolen and used by two women caught on surveillance cameras. A total of more than $700 have been used at gas stations and stores at malls. Similar incidents happened last year at the cemetary, where people came for funerals to mourn for their relatives or friends. The two women broke into unlocked cars and stole purses and credit cards. These break-ins and reports immediately came to a stop, but it had just recently started to begin again. Police believe the break-ins were all done by the same people and are investigating.

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June 25, 2011THE STARC&J 4 PAGE B4 C M Y K Criminal Line-Up Criminal Line-Up MISSING PERSONS Name: Kensandra Ann Williams Age: 14 Weight: 230 lbs Last seen: 6/12/11 Name: Mercedes Zorina Octavia Jennings Age: 14 Weight: 96 lbs Last seen: 6/12/11 Name: Laquanda Leggett Age: 17 Weight: 140 lbs Last seen: 6/11/11 Lauderhall, FL Name: Kwyteria Sharelle Doe Age: 17 Weight: 105 lbs Last seen: 6/16/11 Name: Damien A. Smith Age: 17 Weight: 130 lbs Last seen: 6/06/11 MOST WANTED Name: Franklin Donnell Johnson Age: unknown Offense: Possession of firearm convicted felon Name: Fredrick Jermiah Anderson Age: 22 Offense: Aggravated Assault w/ Weapon Name: Rowland Bailey Age: 37 Offense: Carrying concealed weapon Name: Gerry Donshae Barbour Age: 30 Offense: Burglary Name: Leroy Alford Age: 38 Offense: Cocaine Possession & Aggravated Stalking Name: Demeatrice Antonio Barnard Age : 21 Offense: Robbery with deadly weapon PREDATOR ALERT Name: Jerry Samuel Joseph Offense: Lewd/lascivious battery victim 12-15 Name: Ashley Lawrence Offense: L&L indecent assault w/child u/16 Name: Freddie L. Butler Offense: Aggravated Battery w/Deadly Weapon Name: Tenykia D. Bowe Offense: Felony Battery Citizens with tips are encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS. You can remain anonymous and become eligible for a reward. Name: Kelsi Burns Offense: Aggravated Battery w/Deadly Weapon Name: Antonelli Dixon Offense: L&P by offender in close proximity to children BACK ON THE STREET ON THE LOOKOUT Teen Wanted for Stealing Credit Card and Using it 17 TimesPolice are looking for 15-year old, Troy Rowland, who is suspected of stealing a credit card and using it 17 times. Police say he burglarized his victims vehicle before stealing the credit card on Eudine Drive South. Rowland used the card to get cash from the ATMand obtain gas from the Hess Gas Station located at 7169 Wilson Blvd. Rowland is wanted for burglary and theft of goods by false credit or fraud. Anyone with any information about this crime or knows the whereabouts of the suspect is asked to contact the Jacksonville Sheriffs Office at (904) 630-0500 or emailJSOCrime@jaxsheriff.org. To remain anonymous and receive a possible reward, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS or email them at rewards@fccrimestoppers.com Troy Rowland


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Crime and Justice Section.

Toddler Dies Suddenly

in Brunswick
His parents both have
a hearing disability but
took good care of Darryl
and his two brothers, said
neighbors and friends.
But on Tuesday, his moth-
er found him not breath-
Darryl Holmes III, 22 ing and unresponsive
months old. about 11:30 a.m. Tuesday.
She contacted a neighbor
who attempted cardio-pulmonary resuscitation until
emergency personnel arrived. Darryl was pronounced
dead at 12:11 p.m. at the Southeast Georgia Health
System of Brunswick.
Although foul play is not suspected, the Georgia
Bureau of Investigation crime laboratory will perform
an autopsy.

Miss Colorado

Homeless but Inspired
Last weekend, many
watched the 2011 Miss
USA pageant, not because
they particularly like beau-
ty pageants, but because
they had their fingers
crossed in hope that Blair
Griffith would win.
Blair's father always
l t encouraged her to watch
Blair Griffith, Miss beauty pageants but she

after she lost him to cancer. So, she participated and
won Miss Colorado. A month after winning, she and
her mother were evicted from their townhouse. Her
mother's health prevented her from working and Blair
lost her job. They therefore, became homeless.
She did not win Miss USA but she feels since the
event was held on Father's Day, she was pleasing her
father, and after all, she is still Miss Colorado, 2011.
English Baron Left Multi-Million
Dollar Fortune to Manservant
. l eve Colin Christopher Paget Tennant,
o the third Baron Glenconner, died
an c in August 2010 and left his
multi-million dollar estate on the
Caribbean Island of St. Lucia to
Kent Adonai, 48, who was his
manservant for 30 years, even
though he was married to Lady
Kent Adonai, 48 Anne for 55 years. His original
heir was his 17-year-old grandson,
Cody but he changed the will seven months before he
died, leaving everything to Adonai who slept on the
floor by the Lord every night, walked his pet elephant
and cooked meals for his friends and visitors. Adonai
worked for the Baron since he was 17. He is making
no effort to share the estate with the Baron's family. St.
Lucian's law does not require him to share it.
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33,000 Troops to Return from Afghanistan
SPresident Obama announced Thursday that the U. S. has been successful
in the war against insurgents over the last two years so, he is therefore call-
ing for 33,000 'surge' troops to begin coming home. He added, that it is
time for America to take a more 'pragmatic' approach to military interven-
tion. He said, 10,000 will be home by the end of 2011. The president said
E that Al Qaeda is on a path to defeat. We are about to close the door on a
decade of war, said the president.
Many Americans agree that it is time for this country to focus on nation-
building here at home. He basically said that we can no longer over extend
ourselves, confronting every evil that can be found abroad.
Much of the deficit and economic problems America face today stems from the war and many agree, that we
must respond with force when threatened and that force should be targeted.

Body Found in Woods 50 Cent to Author


Believe to be Missing


19-year-old McCoy
Her family and friends say
she was beautiful, she was
loved. They cannot under-
stand who and why she was
killed.
Kalil was last seen Sunday
night leaving Plush nightclub
off University Boulevard with
Kalil McCoy, 19 two friends. Her godsister
said they expressed love to each other and sent text
messages to each other until about 4:00 a.m. Her friend
was concerned that Kalil would lose her glasses and
never dreamed the young lady would lose her life.
Kalil graduated earlier this month from Andrew
Jackson High School and was planning to go to col-
lege.
Two men searching for scrap metal found the body of
a female Tuesday morning that family believes is Kalil.
She had a twin brother and he said they were so close.
He is lost without her. He and her father, moan at los-
ing her on Father's Day, as they stood with her mother
while she prayed for violence to end in this city.

Don't Call me an

African American
Republican Presidential
Candidate Herman Cain
has announced that he does-
n't appreciate the idea of
being labeled an "African
American." During an inter-
view with Bloomberg, Cain
said that he prefers to be
called an "American," stat-
Herman Cain ing that the word "African"
on the front of his racial
identity limits him and inac-
curately describes who he is. Perhaps Mr. Cain can
explain to us why there is something wrong with being
connected with Africans, especially when your ances-
tors are....well...African.

Florida-Georgia Wildfires
South Georgia and northeast
Florida residents are truly suf-
fering from the smoke com-
ing from the wildfires with
little relief.
Since July 1, 2010, Georgia
has recorded 8,917 wildfires.
The states have asked driv-
ers to avoid throwing ciga-
rette butts out of cars and to
make sure chains or other metal objects hanging from
moving vehicles are secured to avoid contact with the
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Anti-Bullying Novel
It is reported that rapper,
50 Cent is working on a
new book with an anti-bul-
lying message. The book
is called, Playground, and
has been described as a
semiautobiographical
Young adult novel, due to
/ come out in 2012. The 34-
year-old rapper has already
released two other books.
"'/ Many are concerned about
50 Cent, had a violent bullying. It is believed that
childhood. such a book by 50 Cent
could be the one some kids
and teens need to hear and read.

Aim is to End

Med icare/Med icaid
The budget plan authored by
SU.S. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI)
seeks to 'essentially end
BMedicare" and double seniors'
out-of-pocket costs to pay for
trillions of dollars in new tax
breaks for millionaires, big oil
and corporations that ship US
jobs overseas, explained
Americans United for Change.
:If this goes through, seniors
that depend on Medicaid for
long-term nursing home care would suffer a great deal.
They will live in much more pain and die younger. The
big tax breaks were given but no jobs were created.
America cannot afford this. The Ryan plan is a
roadmap to ruin America's seniors, less fortunate and
disabled, said Americans United news release.
According to the Wall Street Journal, the Ryan plan
"would essentially end Medicare." It calls for replac-
ing the efficient Medicare system with an inefficient
private insurance voucher system that would double
seniors' out-of-pocket costs. Florida and Georgia
would be no exception.
It was just reported that the staffers of Congress fam-
ily members are exempt from having to pay back stu-
dent loans. It was also reported that members of
Congess could retire with the same pay after only one
term, that they specifically exempt themselves from
many of the laws they have passed while ordinary citi-
zens must live under those laws. The latest is to
exempt themselves from the Healthcare Reform, in all
of its forms.
Men and women who serve in the U.S. Military for 20
years, only get 50% of their pay at retirement.
Politicians who hold their political positions, receive
full pay retirement after serving one term.
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The History Behind

Juneteenth
Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration com-
memorating the ending of slavery in the United States. 1
On January 1, 1980, Juneteenth became an official
state holiday through the efforts of Al Edwards, an
African-American Texas legislator. The successful
passage of this bill marked Juneteenth as the first
emancipation celebration granted official state recog-
nition.
On June 19, 1865, Union soldiers, led by Major
General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas
with news that the war had ended and that the slaves
were now free. But this was two and a half years after
President Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation of
1863. Texas State Rep. Al Edwards (D-Houston) may be best known
Some legends say that the messenger who was on for bringing Juneteenth to the masses.
his way to Texas with the news of freedom was mur-
dered, the news was deliberately withheld by the slave masters to maintain the plantations or that the federal troops
actually waited for the last cotton harvest before going to Texas to enforce the Proclamation.
Unfortunately, the Emancipation Proclamation had little impact on the Texans due to minimal enforcement until
April 1865.
Today, many Texans celebrate Juneteenth with rodeos, fishing, barbecuing and picnics with an emphasis on
education and self-improvement. Institutions such as the Smithsonian, the Henry Ford Museum and others have
begun sponsoring Juneteenth-centered activities.

AX HANDLE SATURDAY: JACKSONVILLE 1960
Jacksonville has been looking back at an ugly incident close to 51 years ago, Ax Handle Saturday. It marked the brutal
attempt by gangs of white men to keep African-Americans in their (so called) place specifically, teenagers attempting to
gain the civil rights that amendments to the Constitution granted them about 100 years earlier.
The purpose of their lunch counter sit-ins that week was barely mentioned in Jacksonville's two daily newspapers, and it
is just now receiving the attention it deserved particularly the incredible courage of the young men.
It's difficult to comprehend how different that time was in Jacksonville and much of the South. Legalized segregation was
enforced by both laws and social traditions.Separate schools for blacks and whites, separate public restrooms, separate water
fountains, separate libraries, separate cemeteries, separate dining areas in restaurants, etc.
Below are some of the key players of Ax Handle Saturday:
Rodney L. Hurst Sr. (shown in the picture to the left) joined the NAACP Youth Council at age 11 and
became it's president in 1960 at age 15. He was later arrested for his participation in the downtown lunch
counter sit-ins, though the charges were eventually dropped.
Hurst served on the Jacksonville City Council from 1975 to 1983. In 1987, he was convicted of charges
involving perjury and failure to file tax forms following an investigation of loans he received from a lob-
byist. He served about 18 months in prison.
In 2008, Hurst published a book chronicling Ax Handle Saturday and the city's Civil Rights struggles.
It is titled, "It was never about a hot dog and a Coke!"
Arnett Girardeau was a 31-year-old NAACP member at the time of the sit-ins. Girardeau later became a dentist and then a legisla-
tor He served in the Florida House from 1976 to 1982, when he moved on to the state Senate for 10 years.
He was the first black elected to the Senate since Reconstruction. Girardeau then became the first black elected to serve as President
Pro Tempore of the Florida Senate. He later ran unsuccessfully for Congress in 1992; the seat was won and continues to be held by Rep.
Corrine Brown. Girardeau is now retired.
Alton Yates served as the NAACP Youth Council's first vice president during the 1960s sit-ins. He spent 32 years in the Air Force and
also became a major in the Florida National Guard. Yates became a fixture in City Hall, working as an aide to four consecutive may-
ors: Hans Tanzler, Jake Godbold, Tommy Hazouri and Ed Austin. He resigned from his department head position in 1995 after Mayor
John Delaney took on, .- and vowed to appoint a new team.
Earl M. Johnson, Sr., the NAACP's chief legal counsel for Jacksonville, represented the Youth Council members who participated
in the sit-ins. He also served as chief legal counsel for the Florida Conference of Branches NAACP After the 1964 riots in St. Augustine,
Johnson represented Martin Luther King Jr in federal court. He also filed the lawsuit that led to the desegregation of Duval County
schools. Johnson served on the Jacksonville City Council from 1967 to 1983, becoming the first black elected to a county-wide at-large
seat under the new consolidated government. In 1976, he became the first black elected to serve as City Council president, though he
stepped down just four months later to seek treatment for alco-
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Faith In Our Community

Schedule of Events and Services .
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BO DIDDLEY -
Ellas Otha Bates, known
to the world as Bo
Diddley, was considered
by many to be the origi-
nator of rock and roll. He
designed the Rhumba
style called hambonee"
and "Shave and a haircut, two bits." Diddley's style was
later duplicated by artist Elvis Presley and later sam-
pled by U2, George Michael and Heavy D. Diddley
once said that his largest regret was the royalties he
never received from artist samples. He passed away
from heart failure at age 79 in his Florida home in June
of 2008.

MICHAEL
JACKSON The
King of Pop, Michael
Joseph Jackson began
performing at the age of
four as the youngest
member of the Jackson
Five, he became the group's lead vocalist. Despite his
age, he managed to make chart-toppers like I want you
back and I'll be there completely credible. Later in the
years, Michael went solo. His first release was "Got to
be there." By the time Michael had released the album
"Thriller," he was already named the King of Pop.
While Michael was getting ready for his last tour, he
was injected with a drug to induce sleep, which lead to
his tragic death, June 25, 2009...he was 50 years old.


CHRIST GOSPEL CHURCH PRAYER HOUSE,
INC. would like to extend this invitation to all. We are
having Family & Friends Day on Saturday, June 25,
2011 at 4:00 p.m. We anticipate this blessed event will
be a blessing to all in attendance. Our Guest Speaker for
this event will be Jacksonville's own: Minister
Nathaniel Goosby Overseer of The Outreach Ministry
for Jesus Christ. Please come out and join us for this
blessed and anointed event.
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.'
THE NORTHEAST FLORIDA BAPTIST ASSOCI-
ATION These appointments are on a first-come, first-
serve basis. Only basic dental work (fillings and extrac-
tions) are provided by the MDU. NO cleaning of teeth,
dentures or oral surgery will be provided. No appoint-
ments can be made on the phone; you must appear in
person to make an appointment. The Mobile Dental
Unit of the Florida Baptist Convention will be at The
Northeast Florida Baptist Association, July 25-29,
2011. The Association is located at 851035 U.S. Hwy
17 North, Yulee, Florida. For more information contact
the Northeast Florida Baptist Association 904-225-
5941.

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DEATH NOTICES
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JACKSONVILLE, FL
ALLRED, Mary F., 75,
died June 21, 2011.
BANKS, Joann Katford,
71, died June 20, 2011.
BELL, Walter, Jr., died
June 16, 2011.
BOLTON, Dorothy, died
June 11, 2011.
BONER, Thomas, died
June 19, 2011.
BONSALL, Robert Neal,
Sr., died June 13, 2011.
BRASWELL, Ulma
Mullis, 90, died June 16,
2011.
CAIN, Priscilla, died
June 10, 2011.
CHAPPELL, Arthur G.,
67, died June 17, 2011.
CHRISTOPHERSON,
Richard, 56, died June 14,
2011.
CLARK, Cleveland B.,
81, died June 19, 2011.
CRIBB, Davis, 77, died
June 15, 2011.
DAVIS, Eva B., died
June 16, 2011. Alphonso
West Mortuary, Inc.
DAY, Julie, died June 9,
2011.
FOSTER, George Henry,
died June 14, 2011.
FULOP, Rev. Dr. Robert
E., 84, died June 15,
2011.
GOINS, Everene, 87,
died June 14, 2011.
GREEN, Robert Alexis
"Buzzy," 73, died June
15, 2011.
HALEY, Tamarea
Elaine, died June 18,
2011.
HALL, Ethel, died June
12, 2011.
HALL, Frank Kennedy,
funeral service was held
June 25, 2011.
HAMPTON, Rosa Bell,
died June 15, 2011.
HICKEY, Randall, 57,
died June 15, 2011.
HONER, Maryalice, 79,
died June 9, 2011.
HORNE, Helen
Elizabeth, 56, died June
16, 2011.
HUNTER, Mary Ann,
71, died June 17, 2011.
HUTCHINGS, Robert,
died June 15, 2011.
ISSAC, Jesse, 80, died
June 17, 2011.
LAMPLEY, Jewell, died
June 13, 2011.
LEE, Carlton, 73, died
June 21, 2011.
LEE, James Berry, 76,
died June 18, 2011.
LEE, Sarah Alma, 87,
died June 13, 2011.
LYNCH, Robert James,
died June 15, 2011.
McCOY, Mildren
"Dollie," died June 19,
2011.
MILLER, Courtney


Leann, 15, June 17, 2011.
NETTLES, Linda 49,
died June 13, 2011.
PHILLIPS, Shirley, died
June 13, 2011.
PRINCE, Calvin Tyron,
62, died June 20, 2011.
RACKLEY, Elbert, died
June 21, 2011.
RAINEY, Frankie, died
June 19, 2011.
RAPLEY, Onnie, died
June 18, 2011.
RAYNOR, Irene Kay,
83, died June 15, 2011.
REED, Gerald L., Sr., 68,
died June 17, 2011.
RHODES, Ronald
Wayne, Sr., died June 18,
2011.
ROGERS, Betty Jean
Stell Brown, died June
11,2011.
ROGERS, David Byron,
58, died June 19, 2011.
SCHEIDLER, Grace,
84, died June 18, 2011.
SCOTT, Lubirta, died
June 13, 2011.
SHERER, Agnes, 87,
died June 12, 2011.
SMOKES, Cecelia, died
June 16, 2011.
SNOOK, George, died
June 11, 2011.
SOLOCHEK, Karyn L.,
94, died June 16, 2011.
STICKLES, Phyllis
Ann, 80, died June 18,
2011.
STRICKLAND, Lonnie
James, died June 17,
2011.
STRITZEL, John, died
June 14, 2011.
TAYLOR, Willie, died
June 20, 2011.
THOMAS, Tiny Rhones,
died June 16, 2011.
Alphonso West Mortuary,
Inc.
THOMPSON, Trent
Logan, 5, died June 11,
2011.
WESTBROOK, James
Albert, 68, died June 18,
2011.
WHITE, Katherine, 87,
died June 16, 2011.
WHITE, Tangia, died
June 18, 2011.
WHITTENBURG,
Burtha B., 74, died June
17, 2011.




GEORGIA DEATHS
ARGO, Elizabeth, died
June 15, 2011.
BLACK, Wilbur R., 65,
died June 20, 2011.
DAVIS, Leila Elizabeth
Canaday, 84, died June
19, 2011.
JERNIGAN, Henry E.,
60, died June 18, 2011.
ROSS, Terrell P., 67, died
June 18, 2011.


K The Church Directory
"Come and Worship With Us"

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

Historic Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church
Sunday
W orship Service .................................. 10:00 a.m .
Church School .................................... 8:30 p.m .
Wednesday
"Glory Hour" Bible Study ................... . . 10:00 a.m.
"Jehovah Jireh" Bible Study .......................... 6:30 p.m.
2nd & 4th Thursday "Young at Heart Ministry ........... 10:00 a.m.
Friday
Joy Explosion M ministry .............................. 6:30 p.m .
201 East Beaver St. (904) 355-9475
Rev. 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.
"Email: Gospell75@aol.com
Website: Greaterelbethel.org

Pa.rites Chapel A.M.E. Church
S221111 Al\iii'n Street, P.O. B o "D Biiin\ ick i !c21
.... (912 1261-955
: ~: 'R Av. v Richard II br1.',, ['A,..,
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Join Us as We ,,iih, a, .l. ,,I of God and Enrich Our Souls!


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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.
Direct Phone: 904.866.7047 Office Phone: 904.356.4226
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.SHIRLEY MURDOCK TAKES NEW MUSIC
APPROACH ON THE JOURNEY

Shirley and Dale Degroat open the door for new songwriters
on current project

Shirley Murdock and her husband Dale DeGroat of 23
years have always had a special connection when it came to
songwriting. For 24 years, this phenomenal team has composed
many songs for Shirley previous projects. Their unique bond is
indescribable but they also understand how important it is to
connect with other great writers to help expand the kingdom.
For Murdock's upcoming project, The Journey, they
reached out to additional writers to help make the project even
more amazing. Murdock expressed why she felt it was so
important to expand on this project.
"My husband is my writing partner and we pray to stay
open to what the Lord wants to say to his people. We know
we're not the only ones anointed to write songs!" she said, "We
have three of our songs on the new project; two of the songs are
from my previous project and one new song. Two of the songs
are very effective in my "live" ministry. The additional nine
songs were written by some wonderful writers."
In selecting the tracks for her album, it was important to
; Shirley that all songs reflected a similar message: "We believe
that the ministry is in the lyrics and in the words we speak.they
are spirit and they are life!"
Very soon, fans will experience Shirley and Dale's awe-
some writing style along with the New Songs including:
Upward Way, He is the Rock, Lord You Reign, Lovin Me, He
is God, Someday and more.
The Journey live CD and DVD will be available
October 18, 2011.
For More Info on Shirley Murdock please visit:
www.tyscot.com


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PUBLIC NOTICE


If You are African American and
Suffered Farm Loan Discrimination
by the USDA between 1981 and 1996,

You may be eligible for money from
a $1.25 billion class action Settlement Fund
(Heirs/Kin may be included)
There is a proposed class action Settlement with the U.S. Department of Agriculture
(USDA) involving racial discrimination against African American farmers between 1981
and 1996. This Settlement is only for certain people who tried to file a late claim in
the original Pigford case, or their heirs (kin) and legal representatives. The current
Settlement (sometimes called Pigford II) provides benefits to some of those late filers.
Am I included?
You may be included if you:
* Between 1981 and 1996, were discouraged or prevented from applying for or were
denied a USDA farm loan or other benefit, or you were given a loan with unfair terms
because of racial discrimination,
Were eligible for a payment in the original Pigford case, and
Submitted a late-filing request that was denied or never considered because it was late.
If you are the heir or kin of someone who died who fits this description, you may file a
claim for a payment that would become part of the deceased person's estate. If you are not
sure if you (or someone for whom you are the legal representative) are included, please
call 1-877-810-8110. You are not included if you received a payment in the original
Pigford case.
What does the Settlement provide?
You may be eligible for a substantial cash payment and USDA loan forgiveness from
the Settlement. You will need to file a claim to be eligible for these benefits. The claims
deadline may be as early as February 28, 2012. The Court has appointed lawyers to help
you file a claim under the Settlement. You do not have to pay them or anyone else to help
you with the claims process. These attorneys will ask the Court for fees and expenses of
between 4.1% and 7.4% of the Settlement Fund, and the Court will decide how much they
are paid. You may hire your own lawyer, if you wish, at your own expense. If you have
questions or need more information, call 1-877-810-8110.
What else should I know?
The Court will hold a hearing on September 1, 2011 to consider whether to approve the
Settlement and a request for attorneys' fees and expenses. If you want to object to or
comment on the Settlement or appear at the hearing, you need to file a letter with the Court
by August 12, 2011. If the Court approves the Settlement, you will not be able to sue the
USDA about your farm loan discrimination claims in the future.

For more information or to begin the claims filing process:
Call: 1-877-810-8110 Visit: www.BlackFarmerCase.com


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Photos by Frank M. Powell, III of The Florida Star
Asa Philip Randolph Memorial Birthday 10th Annual Ceremony was held April 16,
2011 and was hosted by (APRI) A. Philip Randolph Institute Florida State Chapter at The
Crown Plaza Jacksonville Riverfront Hotel Jacksonville Florida.
Asa Philip Randolph was stated as one of the country's foremost labor and Civil
Rights leaders. He dedicated a lifetime of effort to the struggles for social and econom-
ic justice for all people. He believed that the Black community could only achieve free-
dom from oppression and exploitation in a society committed to the principle that every
man is entitled to a dignified and meaningful life.
The Florida A. Philip Randolph Institute, Inc. congratulated the 2011 Honorees and
thanked them for their significant contributions to mankind at the local, State and nation-
al levels. Awards were presented as follows: The Gentle Warrior Award was presented to
Mr. Russell Harper, President, North Florida Central Labor Council; The Champion of
Labor Award was presented to Mrs. Terry Brady, President, Duval Teacher United; The
Champions of Labor Award Presenter was presented to Mr. Romia Johnson, President,
ILA 1408; The Distinguished Community Service Award Presenter was presented to Mr.
Sollie Mitchell, Retired Sleeping Car Porter, the Pullman CSX Company; The
Distinguished Community Award Presenter was presented to Ms. Mirian "Bunny"
Baker, Secretary, North Florida Central Labor Council; The Distinguished Legislative
Service Award was presented to Mr. Anthony "Tony" Hill, Senator, North Florida
Central Labor Council; The Eminence Award was presented to Mrs. Corrine Brown,
United States Congresswoman, District 3; Lifetime Achievement Award Presenter was
presented to Mr. Charles E. Spencer, President, Florida State Chapter; The Title
Sponsor Awards was presented to the CSX Transportation Company-Diamond and to
the International Longshoreman's Association-Platinum.
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Distinguished Community Service Honoree Sollie Mitchell and Keynote Speaker 92,
Eminence Honoree Congresswoman Corrine Brown, and Distinguished Legislative
Honoree Anthony C. Hill Florida State Senator.


Distinguished Legislative Honoree Anthony C. Hill Florida State Senator, Distinguished
Community Service Honoree Sollie Mitchell and Keynote Speaker with Wife, and
Eminence Honoree Congresswoman Corrine Brown.


Distinguished Legislative Honoree Anthony C. Hill Florida State Senator, Kenneth Lewis,
Debra J. Lewis, Edith Lewis, and Eminence Honoree Congresswoman Corrine Brown.


City of Jacksonville Rosalyn
Spencer


Eminence Honoree Congresswoman Corrine Brown, Derrick and Charzetta Small


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Lafrances Trotter, Rosalyn Phillip, and Glynda Linton


Lifetime Achievement Honoree Charles E Spencer and
Samuel Wilson 48th year with the ILA.


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When I was a child, when someone said something
that was inappropriate to me or untrue about me, I sim-
ply said "sticks and stones can break my bones but
words will never hurt me".
In 2011, words can kill!
News reports are currently permeated with stories
about how people are being criticized, ostracized, fined
or fired for saying something that is politically incor-
rect.
Multiple professional athletes have currently been chastised for saying a gay
slur.
Ain't no power like Gay Power! Oh, I'm sorry. You can't say anything about
Jews either.
No disrespect to either group of individuals. I love my neighbors of all sexual
persuasions and all religious preferences.
My question is why can't you say things about gays and Jews when you can say
what you want to about almost everybody else?
Look at pro basketball. No player is constantly or purposefully on the court gay
bashing but in the heat of the moment, it would not be unusual to hear some words
that players wouldn't normally say.
Cameras caught a couple of basketball players on the bench utter a word that is
offensive to gays. Both players apologized but were still fined large sums of money.
No problem with me. However, all of the National Basketball Association teams
and players combined couldn't afford to pay if players got fined for saying "nig-
ger". If you're courtside like I was when I covered pro basketball for The
Associated Press you'll hear the so-called N-word countless times on every night
at every game!
To be honest, it doesn't bother me to hear or be called something negative. No
matter who you are or what you do someone will not like you and chose to dispar-
age you.
I also want readers of The Gantt Report to know how economics related to the
fervor over anti-gay or anti-Jewish comments.
Some Jews and some gays control far more economically than their percentages
of the world's citizens would seem to indicate.
When a Jewish government official makes an address to Congress the Jewish
politician gets a bigger and louder standing ovation than President Barack Obama
would get.
The Democrats, Republicans, Blacks, Whites, liberals and conservatives crawl
all over each other trying to convince anyone watching how beloved Israel is. There
are not enough Jewish Americans in any city or state to elect hordes of Jewish
politicians but there are more than enough political action committees ran by peo-
ple that know what a Tora is. You probably don't know that many, if not most, of
America's Cuban elected officials are Jewish.
Anyway, be careful about what you say about Jews and gays. You can research
it yourself because I don't really want to write about it buy gays are pretty predom-
inant and powerful in Washington, D.C. too. (Buy Gantt's book "Beast Too: Dead
Man Writing" If you would like to see a Gantt Report Video Blog tell Lucius at
www.allworldconsultants.net)







CITY COUNCIL INSTALLATION CEREMONY. June 30, 2011, 6 p.m.,
Times Union Center for the Performing Arts, Jacoby Hall.
CHILDREN'S INAUGURATION. Hemming Plaza, June 30, 2011 1:00
p.m. 4:00 p.m. An event for children of all ages, a mock swearing in with the
mayor-elect's sons and an educational address by the mayor-elect. Include three
separate tours including City Hall, the Downtown Library and MOCA.
INAUGURATION SWEARING-IN 10:30 AM 11:30 AM, Prime F.
Osborn, III Convention Center. Doors open at 9:30 AM.
RIVERSIDE ARTS MARKET. See local artisans displaying their artistic, culi-
nary and craft wares, accompanied by musical entertainment, street performers
and food vendors. Saturday from 10 a.m. 4 p.m.Under the Fuller Warren Bridge
6TH ANNUAL BATTLE OF THE BANDS-Saturday, June 25, 2011 at 1:00 PM.
Located at Jacksonville Main Library, 303 N. Laura Street, Jacksonville, FL
32202. Contact 904.630.2665 for additional information..
JACKSONVILLE'S MISS HEART OFAMERCIA. Sunday, June 26, 2011,
from 2:30 PM 5:00 PM at the Wyndham Jacksonville Riverwalk, 1515 W.
Prudential Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32207. Contact 904.396.5100 for additional
information.
NEW FREE CHOLESTEROLAND DIABETES SCREENINGS offered from
11:00 am 4:00 pm, June 28 at Winn-Dixie Pharmacy, 6060-10 Ft. Caroline Rd.,
Jacksonville, FL. For more information call Cholestcheck: 800-713-3301
STICKY SUMMER MOVIE NIGHT: Wednesday, June 29, 2011, at MOCA
Jacksonville, 333 N. Laura Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Contact
904.366.6911 for any information.
MORE THAN A GAME: AFRICAN AMERICAN SPORTS IN JACK-
SONVILLE, 1900-1975 on Friday, July 1, 2011 at the Ritz Theatre & LaVilla
Museum, 829 N. Davis Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. For additional informa-
tion call 904.632.5555.
BRUNSWICK'S OLD-FASHIONED 4TH OF JULY: Games, prizes, free
watermelon slices, spectacular fireworks display at dark! Monday, July 4, 2011.
Celebration begins 7:00 pm; Fireworks at dark, Mary Ross Waterfront Park,
Gloucester & Bay Sts. Free for everyone. Contact GI AHA: 262-6934,
goldenislesarts.org.
FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION. The star-spangled show begins at 9:45
p.m. Fireworks will be choreographed to patriotic music and are viewable from
both the Northbank and Southbank. Fireworks will be launched from barges near
The Jacksonville Landing and the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront. Join the
City of Jacksonville as it says, "Happy Birthday America" with a spectacular fire-
works display over the St. John's River


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Humanities Association (GIAHA) presents Great old Hollywood films the way
they were meant to be seen. Thursday at 7:00 p.m. July 7: Sing-along Wizard of
Oz (costume contest; props and "routines" encouraged!). For immediate release
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director@goldenislesarts.org, 912-262-6934


GENERAL INFORMAION: Sudden appearance of blood in
the white area of the eye. Although the bleeding may appear
frightening, it is not painful or serious.
BODY PARTS INVOLVED: Conjuntiva, the transparent mem-
brane that covers the white of the eye.
SEX OR AGE MOST AFFECTED: Both sexes; all ages, including newborns.
SIGNS & SYMPTOMS
A small painless collection of bright red blood over the white of the eye. Swelling may
occur in the affected area of the conjunctiva. The blood changes color gradually to brown
or green before disappearing. The condition doesn't interfere with vision.
CAUSES: Usually spontaneous bleeding with no known cause. It may follow coughing,
sneezing, vomiting or direct injury to the eye. The blood vessels of the conjunctiva are
fragile and frequently leak.
RISK INCREASES WITH:
* Use of mind-altering drugs.
* Use of anti-coagulant drugs.
HOW TO PREVENT: No specific preventive measures.
WHAT TO EXPECT
DIAGNOSTIC MEASURES
* Your own observation of symptoms.
* Medical history and physical exam by a doctor(sometimes).
APPROPRIATE HEALTH CARE
* Self-care after diagnosis.
* Doctor's treatment, if there has been injury or a change in vision.
POSSIBLE COMPLICATIONS: None expected.
PROBABLE OUTCOME: The blood should be absorbed in 2 or 3 weeks. It is very
unlikely that any scarring will occur.
HOW TO TREAT
GENERAL MEASURES
* No specific measures are necessary.
* Compresses don't help or hasten the healing.
MEDICATION: Medicine is usually not necessary for this disorder.
ACTIVITY: No restrictions.
DIET: No special diet.
CALL YOUR DOCTOR IF:
You have symptoms of conjuntival hemorrhage, especially if you have eye pain or your
vision changes.





By: Farris Long
When I write, I write from a place of personal conviction.I 1
write because I believe with all my heart that there is some- v.
thing in the words I pen that may be able to help someone
move forward in their life, and no longer be held captive to
anything that counteracts their purpose. Today's article is no
different. In fact, I feel even more passionately about today's
message than I ever have before. Perhaps it is because its relevance in my own
"battle for better."
The ability to stay in one place is one that is not afforded to us as human beings.
Our lives are literally established on the grounds of opposites. Either we are going
forward or we are going back. Either we are going up or we are going down. I
believe there is no such thing as standing still. I say that because, I once read,
"Since the earth is always moving forward, if you are standing still you are
already behind." How true those sentiments ring in my heart as I share with you
this next installment of the "Battle for Better."
The one thing that seems to hold most people back from a prominent future
and personal freedom are these words, I don't want to think
that I..." You fill in the blank with the person's name or position in your life. We
get passed over for promotions on the job; we miss out on healthy friendships; we
are miserable in our places of employment; all because we chose to play it safe.
No progress is ever attained without risk.
As you read this article, please understand that I am not by any means suggest-
ing that you live your life without constraint or self-restraint. Nor am I encourag-
ing anyone to ignore wise counsel. But I also have to challenge traditional ration-
ale by asking, "What do you do when the counsel you get comes from someone
you trust...but their advice is coming from a selfish place or a skewed vantage
point."
People will say all the time, "I know him/ her." Do they really??? The truth
of the matter is, you are ever changing, ever evolving, ever developing, ever-
growing. They tend to assert what they think you need to do, based on a biased
personal reference point of your life. As a matter of fact, that reference point is
further distorted because they are usually looking at your life from their vantage
point. What is the difference between the two? The reference point is based on a
marked moment or moments in your history.Their vantage point is based on posi-
tion and perspective at the moment when they marked a particular reference
point.
Here is an example. A mother tells her daughter-in-law not to put onions in
Johnny's food because he hated them when he was growing up. Her reference
point, was Johnny's preference as a child. Now Johnny is 39 years old with a fam-
ily of his own. As he grew up his taste buds changed. Now he loves onions
cooked into his food. But because mom is on the outside now, looking in, she has
no clue about this dramatic change in her son. Her reference point remained the
same even though her vantage point had definitely changed. She was now on the
outside looking in.
People's reference points for your life often do not leave room for your future
evolution. So they in turn, hold you to the limitations that may have "limited you"
in the past. You have to overcome that by realizing that yesterday's limitations are
tomorrow's opportunities.
Never make your decisions based on guilt trips. Guilt trips are really a long
journey back to the place where you already stand. How many people have felt
themselves dying on the inside because they were afraid of what the family would
say if they left the "family church where they grew up" to go to a church that
encourages personal and spiritual growth and development? Let's face the facts.
you chose to pursue. But, if you got wise counsel, and you are absolutely sure in


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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. The Jacksonville Suns (37-
33) won their fourth straight game with a 3-1 victory
over the Mississippi Braves (25-45) on Sunday after-
noon in front of 4,099 fans at the Baseball Grounds of
Jacksonville.
Jacksonville starter Darin Downs (2-5) earned the win
after six strong innings on the mound, only allowing a
run on five hits with a pair of walks and two strikeouts.
Braves starter Paul Clemens (5-4) took the loss while
Sandy Rosario worked a scoreless ninth inning to earn
the save, his eighteenth of the season which leads the
Southern League.
The Suns took an early 2-0 lead on Clemens in the bot-
tom of the second as Paul Gran hit a ground-rule double
that scored brought home two runs with the bases
loaded. The game remained 2-0 until Alex Romero hit
an RBI double that scored Jim Negrych to put the Suns
up by three.


The Jacksonville Sharks (12-1) host the Tampa Bay
Storm (6-7) Saturday June 25, 2011 with kickoff at
7:00 PM on Sea Best Field.
With a win the Sharks will be crowned the 2011
South Division Champions for the second consecutive
season. A win against the Storm would also give the
Sharks an AFL record 13 game win streak, breaking
the current single season-regular season record of 12,
which was accomplished by two San Jose Saber-Cat
teams in the early 2000's. |
If the Sharks accomplish these goals this Saturday
they will definitely have to earn it as the Tampa Bay
Storm have been playing excellent football over the
last several weeks. The Storm have found their quar-
terback in Brian Zbydniewski. Zbydniewski has led
the Storm to an impressive 4-1 record over the last
five weeks, including back to back wins over the
Pittsburgh Power and Orlando Predators the last two
weeks. The Storm certainly have adequate weapons in
WR's Amarri Jackson and Huey Whittaker, as well as a
deadly kick return game with KR Michael Lindsey who
has returned three kickoffs for touchdowns in 2011.
The game Saturday will also feature a battle between
the AFL's two best Defensive Lines as the Storm are
currently number one in the league with 33 sacks and
the Sharks rank number two with 32 sacks. Both teams


Mississippi's lone run came in the top of the sixth
inning, when Jacksonville native Mycal Jones hit a solo
home run to put the score at 3-1, which would be the
final.
Following Downs' strong six innings, the bullpen saw
Jhan Marinez and Chris Hatcher work scoreless innings
in the seventh and eighth before Rosario got the save
with a scoreless ninth.
The Suns will have the next three days off for the
Southern League All-Star Break. Suns Luke Montz,
Kevin Mattison, Chris Hatcher, and Sandy Rosario will
appear in the Southern League All-Star Game on
Tuesday night at Pringles Park in Jackson, Tenn. In
addition to the players, the coaching staff of manager
Andy Barkett, hitting coach Corey Hart, pitching coach
John Duffy, and athletic trainer Dustin Luepker will
serve as the coaches for the South Division All-Stars.
The Suns will next return to action on Thursday night
with the start of the second half, beginning with a five-
game series against the Chattanooga Lookouts at AT&T
Field. Thursday's first pitch is set for 7:15 p.m., and
fans can listen to the game beginning at 7 p.m. with the
U.F. & Shands Pre-game Show on WFXJ AM 930 the
Fox and www.jaxsuns.com.

ABOUT THE JACKSONVILLE SUNS
The Jacksonville Suns are the minor league Class AA
affiliate of the Florida Marlins. The Suns are proud
members and five-time champions of the 10-team
Southern League of Professional Baseball. To learn
more about the Jacksonville Suns,
visit www.jaxsuns.com.


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game will kickoff at 7:05 PM EDT and will be
ive on WCWJ, CW17 hosted by T.J. Streit and
Odom. It will also be broadcast live on 1010XL
ill be streamed online through niftytv.com with
Norvelle on the call.

Tiger Wood!


There's already a buzz brewing in Tallahassee about
this years upcoming Seminole football season; that
excitement is focused on week 3 opponent, Oklahoma.
The Sooners are likely to start next season ranked in
the Top 5. They were 12-2 last season, with its losses
coming on Big 12 Conference play against Missouri
and Texas A&M. The season also included an emphat-
ic 47-17 beating of Florida State in Norman and the
teams meet in the rematch Sept. 17 in Tallahassee.
Landry Jones returns for another season at the helm of
the Sooner offense. Wide receiver Ryan Broyles, who
connected for 1,622 yards and 14 touchdowns last sea-
son also returns as a big play threat. Defensively, the
Sooners have more holes to fill, but return experience
along the front-seven to produce a unit that could be
formidable again.
One major focus from last seasons team is now in the
NFL. Demarco Murray is gone and the sooners will
have a task replacing his 1,700 all-purpose yards and 20
TDs.
This will be FSU's biggest test of the season after
playing two cupcake opponents in the first two weeks.
The sting from last year's loss will still be fresh, but
don't expect Jimbo Fisher to make a big deal out of it,
as he is notorious for shifting the focus on the present
rather than the past.
The game will carry national prominence, as both
teams could be ranked in the Top 10. It may even be a
Top 5 match-up, which will garner the attention of
ESPN's Game-day and nationwide media. It is the
biggest game in Tallahassee in a decade.


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the event, which benefits the Tiger Woods Foundation, Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation and the Boys &
Girls Clubs of Philadelphia.
"I'm disappointed I won't be able to play in this year's AT&T National, but I'm listening to my doctors
and allowing time to completely heal," Woods said. "I am looking forward to being in Philadelphia to sup-
port the event. The Philly fans are always amazing, and I really enjoy supporting my foundation and cel-
ebrating our troops."
In addition to the opening ceremony, Woods also plans to support the troops through various tournament
initiatives, greet players, chat with media and sign autographs.
Woods will also likely pay a visit to the We Salute our Heroes tribute wall, located at the main entrance.
This special tribute allows fans to write their own personal message to the U.S. military. After the tourna-
ment concludes, sections of the wall will be delivered to and displayed by the following military locations
for soldiers and their families to enjoy: the USO of Pennsylvania and Southern New Jersey; the USO of
Metropolitan Washington; the Office of Veterans Affairs, State of Pennsylvania; and the Warrior
Transition Brigade, Walter Reed Army Medical Center.


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THE MISS & TEEN JACKSONSVILLE USA PAGEANTS

SPECIAL RECEPTION, Wednesday, July 6th,
2011, University Club, 6 to 8 PM HONORING
JACKSONVILLE & FLORIDA USA TITLE-
HOLDERS
The Miss & Teen Jacksonville USA Pageant
and the North Florida Scholarship Organiza-
tion, Inc. will be holding a reception at the very
beautiful and impressive University Club here
in Jacksonville, Florida. We will be holding
such reception on Wednesday, July 6th, 2011,
at 6:00PM untll8:00 PM to honor our titlehold-
ers:
MiKyle Crockett, Miss Florida Teen USA
Mikyle Crockett Mik2011(Miss Jax Teen USA 2011) Marissa
Danish, Miss Jacksonville USA 2012
Emily Cunard, Miss Jacksonville Teen
USA 2012
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will be recognizing them and also serving as a
sort of send-off party for their next competi-
tions. MiKyle Crockett will be continuing on to
the Miss Teen USA Pageant held July 15 & 16
in the Bahamas at the Mantis Resort. Marissa
Danish will be competing in the Miss Florida
USA Pageant, also held July 15 & 16, but in
j Hollywood, Florida. We will also be supporting
/Emily Cunard as she will be headed to Holly-
wood, Florida in October to compete in the
Marissa Danish Miss Florida Teen USA Pageant.
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supporters of our pageant, our titleholders, and our non profit scholarship or-


ganization. There will be light hors d'oeuvres served, and there will be a cash
bar. Not only will we be presenting our very incredible titleholders to the at-
tendees and recognizing our awesome patrons and sponsors, but we hope to
have a little press there from the local TV stations and newspapers. It is
hoped that you will come and support our fine ladies, and consider making a
contribution to the North Florida Scholarship Organization, Inc. to continue its
efforts to offer scholarships to competitors at the annual pageant and to pro-
vide support for them throughout their year as a titleholder. This is also a
great opportunity to see what an amazing club the University Club truly is, you
might even want to become a member there. Remember to dress up the
University Club is first class!
If you wish to attend or cover this event as a member of the press or
media, please advise the NFSO, Inc. as there is a limit on the amount of peo-
ple who can attend this reception. Please RSVP to the NFSO by phone (904-
384-3578) or by email (clsanders@bellsouth.net). You may RSVP through
our Facebook Group (Jacksonville USA Pageants), but you will still need to
RSVP through the phone number and email address given. Be sure to indi-
cate (1) all of the names of those attending with you, (2) the contact informa-
tion for everyone, and (3) how you received your invitation (word of mouth,
Facebook, direct invite, etc.). If any of our plans change or we have too many
RSVPs, we may need to reach you with your contact information. We hope
to have a big group of friends surrounding our titleholders on July 6th, 2011,
and we look forward to hearing from you if you can make our special event.
The North Florida Scholarship Organization, Inc. is a non-profit
50J(c)(3) organization, the purpose of which is to provide scholarships to
young women for their educational goals to attend and graduate from college.

NORTH FLORIDA SCHOLARSHIP ORGANIZATION,INC.(or NFSO,Inc.)

c/o Kevin and Cammie Sanders
817 Willow Branch Avenue, Jacksonville, FL 32205
904-384-3578 or MissJacksonville@bellsouth.net
WEBSITE: www.JacksonvillePageants.com
have a plan and achieve it."


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New Reports Reveal Alarming Facts About the
Educational Experiences of Young Men of Color

College Board Reports Offer Insights into the Educational Chal-
lenges Faced by Young Men of Color and Outlines a Series of Concrete Rec-
ommendations for Addressing These Issues

NEW YORK Nearly half of young men of color age 15 to 24 who
graduate from high school will end up unemployed, incarcerated or dead.
This jarring statistic is just one of many highlighted in two new reports that
will be released today by the College Board Advocacy & Policy Center at an
event held in collaboration with the Harvard University's W. E. B. Du Bois
Institute for African and African American Research in Cambridge, Mass..
The reports, The Educational Experience of Young Men of Color: A Review
of Research, Pathways and Progress and Capturing the Student Voice, are es-
pecially relevant given the need for these young men to attain postsecondary
degrees if the nation's economy is to thrive and compete globally.
The reports provide the most comprehensive data, research findings
and recommendations to date to improve the educational experiences and
pathways of young men of color. The qualitative research study, conducted
in collaboration with the Business Innovation Factory (BIF), provides find-
ings from 92 in-depth personal student interviews that are captured through
video storytelling. This information is combined in a dynamic website. To-
gether, these resources provide a compelling narrative that tracks the progress
and pitfalls for young men of color from high school through college. In ad-
dition, there is a legal implications and policy brief that provides guidance for
designing programs and policies to serve these students. Last year, the Col-
lege Board Advocacy & Policy Center released a report that explored The
Educational Crisis Facing Young Men of Color. This initiative builds off that
work.
The reports seek to give a balanced view of the educational issues
that exist for young men of color across four minority groups African
Americans, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, Hispanics/Latinos and
Native Americans throughout the K-20 pipeline. According to the find-
ings, just 26 percent of African Americans, 18 percent of Hispanic Ameri-
cans, and 24 percent of Native Americans and Pacific Islanders have at least
an associate degree. The reports also provide an analysis of the postsecondary
pathways for young men of color and identify the barriers and catalysts to col-
lege.
"At a time when our nation is committed to reclaiming its place as the
world leader in higher education, we can no longer afford to ignore the plight
of our young men of color," said Gaston Caperton, College Board President.
"As long as educational opportunities are limited for some, we all suffer. We
rise as one nation and we fall as one nation. But if we keep working hard -
if we keep listening to each other and to our students we can soften our
landings and reach historic new heights."
"These reports cast into stark view what all Americans, unfortunately,
have known for a long time: that access to education in this country is a right
that not all of our children enjoy in equal measure," said Henry Louis Gates,
Jr., Alphonse Fletcher University Professor and Director of the W. E. B. Du


Bois Institute for African and African American Research. "But the devas-
tating numbers and the sobering statistics are a call to action through the rec-
ommendations outlined in this innovative report. Only with genuine and
profound educational reform can we create equal opportunities for young
men of color and indeed for all Americans."
"As our country works to rise above the serious economic challenges
we face, we must commit to reaching every young person in our schools,"
said Governor Deval Patrick. "If we as a nation are to succeed economically
and as a leader in education and innovation we need all of our students to
succeed as well."
"In the current economic climate and era of global competitiveness,
there is an urgent need to address the stark and undeniable barriers that pre-
vent so many young men of color from earning college degrees and reaching
their fullest potential," said Business Innovation Factory founder and Chief
Catalyst Saul Kaplan. "By capturing the authentic voices of these students, we
begin to bring the experiences of these young men to life in a way that makes
their voices central to the national conversation about transforming the edu-
cation system. BIF is proud to be part of this important initiative."
Key recommendations outlined in the studies include encouraging
policymakers to make improving outcomes for young men of color a national
priority, increasing community, business and school partnerships to provide
mentoring and support for these young men, and improving teacher education
programs and providing professional development training that includes cul-
tural and gender-responsive training.
The two reports, and the launch of a new national initiative to boost
the economic success of young men of color, will be announced at an event
hosted in collaboration with the W. E. B. Du Bois Institute for African and
African American Research. A distinguished panel, moderated by National
Public Radio's Claudio Sanchez, includes:
Representative Joaquin Castro, Texas
James Comer, Maurice Falk Professor of Child Psychiatry at the Yale
University School of Medicine's Child Study Center, and Founder of
Comer School Development Program
Hill Harper, Actor/Activist
Neil Horikoshi, Executive Director, Asian and Pacific Islander Amer-
ican Scholarship Fund
Estela Mara Bensimon, Co-Director, Center for Urban Education and
Professor, University of
Southern California
LeManuel "Lee" Bitsoi, Minority Action Plan (MAP) Program Di-
rector, Harvard Medical School
Also in attendance will be:
Gaston Caperton, Former Governor of West Virginia and President,
The College Board
Henry Louis Gates Jr., Alphonse Fletcher University Professor and
Director, W. E. B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Re-
search, Harvard University


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* =JACKSONVILLE GIANTS PRESENT

TROOP 250 AS THEIR HONORARY BOY SCOUT PATROL


On June 1st, the Jacksonville Giants presented the scouts of Troop 250 with
a specially designed patrol patch exclusively designating them as the official "Gi-
ants" patrol. A few members of the Giants team were on hand to initiate these
scouts into their newly entitled patrol Vice President of Sales and Marketing
Joseph Miller, team mascot MR. BIGGS, and Giants player Bernard Rimmer all
personally honored the scouts with their official patrol patch at the troop's recent
Court of Honor ceremony.
This token of appreciation was given to the scouts of Troop 250 due to the
enthusiasm and commitment they each demonstrated during this past season as they
volunteered to sell merchandise at every home game amounting to over 600 hours
of community service. Troop members also hand painted nearly 300 children's faces
during each game. Scout leaders Shana Herrin and Denise Seymour were the troop
organizers that ensured the scouts were able to be at every game and support the
team.
These originally designed patches were donated by Richard Miller at Miller
on Sports and Radio Sports Talk Host TV play by play announcer of the Jack-
sonville Giants who got to know the scouts of Troop 250 personally throughout the
season.
In addition to making Troop 250 as their official scout patrol, the Giants
also sent the scouts on a complimentary fun-filled day at Universal Orlando's Is-
lands of Adventure theme park after the season ended thanks to all the money they
earned selling the team's memorabilia.
Ron Sholes, owner of the Giants, when asked about the scout's support,
said, "These scouts and their leaders were instrumental in the success of our first
season. They truly exemplify the Boy Scout Oath and Law we are proud to
have them represent our team within the scouting community as the official Gi-
ants patrol."


JACKSONVILLE'S ECONOMY
BOLSTERED BY $900,000 IN
EARLY LEARNING WAGE INCENTIVES

Local child care teachers are receiving wage incen-
tives from the Early Learning Coalition of Duval (ELC of
Duval) for their contributions to providing quality early-
learning services in Duval County. ELC of Duval has des-
ignated $900,000 towards this initiative. ELC of Duval
hopes this money will not only reward qualified child care
professionals but also provide a boost for our local econ-
omy.
To receive funding, teachers, assistant teachers and
directors must work at a child care center in the Guiding
Stars of Duval program or Jacksonville Journey for at least
a year. Each center must have a star rating and workers
must meet eligibility guidelines based on employment sta-
tus, training and educational requirements.
"We want the early-learning teachers in the Guiding
Stars and Jacksonville Journey programs to know their hard
work, preparation and commitment to educating our young
children will be rewarded," said ELC of Duval Executive
Director, Susan Main. "If children are our foundation for
the future, we want to make sure we invest in and reward
those building that foundation."
The wage incentives are funded yearly through the
School Readiness program, which is administered in Duval
County through ELC of Duval. This vital source of funding
is pivotal in ensuring that at-risk children, who may strug-
gle when they enter school, are able to receive early-inter-
vention, so they can enter school fully prepared to engage
in learning.
These designated funds are an incentive for child
care professionals to improve their education and stay in
the same child care center, preventing teacher turn-over,
which often threatens the quality of early learning. The
funds should go to work immediately in our local economy
because they are unrestricted. Child Care providers were
heard talking cheerfully about plans to spend their extra
dollars.


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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.


Two Men Face Life Sen-
tences

There have been two cases in
Jacksonville where both men have
committed an armed robbery and
sentenced to life in prison.
Benjamin Ishmael Price, 30,
is guilty of first-degree murder and
armed robbery. He is convicted of
killing Jimmy Ray Daughtery of
Kingsland, Ga., 54. Price used his
girlfriend, Erica Nicole Thomas, 22,
to lure Daughtery to a hotel in Jack-
sonville, where Price was waiting
with two others, Ernest Lee Johnson
III, 20, and Maurice Thomas, 25.
Daughter was stabbed, shot, and
killed before he was robbed of his
cash, ring, and car. Price's girlfriend,
Erica, pleaded guilty to second-de-
gree murder and she testified that the
whole robbery was Price's idea. She


Murderer Turns Self In

An arrest was made on
Rasean Maurice Vann, 20, who
shot and killed William Rene Mc-
Faline, 34. Police say Vann and
McFaline have been in previous
drug deals, but this time it was a
robbery.
McFaline was found dead
in his car. Police say he was
stopped in his car during the shoot-
ing. It was not clear what exactly
happened after McFaline got shot,


is awaiting sentencing while Johnson
and Maurice Thomas, who assisted
Price in the robbery, await trial.
Markeil D. Thomas, 20, was
also charged with first-degree mur-
der and armed robbery. The body of
Erick J. Colon, 19, was found on the
street, where he was robbed and mur-
dered on his way home at night.
Thomas was actually the getaway
driver while Hector G. Sanchez, was
responsible for the shooting. Police
say prior to Colon's murder, Sanchez
shot and killed Levi E. Rollins, 24,
over an argument where Rollins was
telling others that Sanchez was ho-
mosexual, which lead to his arrest
and murder charge. Sanchez also
pleaded guilty for Colon's murder
and is awaiting a hearing to deter-
mine if he should be executed.


whether he was trying to escape or
if he was killed immediately while
the car was in motion. A resident of
the area called the police after he
heard six shots and saw the car
crashing through two fences and
into his backyard, crashing into a
tree.
Police were in search of
Vann until he turned himself in at
the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office
and was charged with murder.
More people are believed to have
been involved in the robbery.


Police Officers and K-9 Dog Stop
Burglary

Police were called in from
Frenchy's Heating and Air, located at 517
S. McDuffAve., after a witness heard noise
from behind the building and one of the air
conditioning units was heard being vandal-
ized.
Officers arrived with K-9 dog
"Thor" to the building, which was sur-
rounded by a locked fence. Police were in
search of the suspect until the K-9 dog
found Jack Lee Cogdell, 59, hiding in be-
tween air conditioning units.
Cogdell refused to cooperate and
resisted even after the K-9 dog engaged
him and when police instructed him to
come out. Cogdell finally gave in and came
out from within the air conditioning units,
where he was arrested. Police looked into
where the suspect was hiding and found the
units taken apart and in many pieces.
Cogdell has been charged with Bur-
glary, Possession of Burglary Tools, Re-
sisting an Officer, and Interfering with a
Police Dog in Performance of Duties.


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Did You Hear About?...


JSO Needs Your Help Identifying A Suspect


On Monday, June 13, 2011 at 3:41 p.m., police were dis-
patched to San Jose Lane in reference to a residential burglary to an
occupied dwelling.
The victim was inside the
garage of her residence, with the
S garage door open when the victim
% spotted an unknown black male, 6',
W i . 160 pounds, shaved head, with a
goatee wearing a red shirt, and
dark pants. The suspect was wear-
ing black leather gloves and armed
"with a small black metal club that
was similar in length to a large
flashlight.
The victim advised that after
seeing the suspect walked up to her driveway toward her, she turned
and started to walk further in the garage. The victim stated she then
turned around after hearing the suspect behind her and at that time, the
suspect struck her over her right eye with the club. The victim recalls
falling to the ground and the suspect then striking her again, in the
abdomen with the club. During the time the victim was on the ground,
she believes that she may have passed out and then came to shortly
thereafter. She also recalls hearing the suspect rummage through some
unknown items inside the garage area, but does not believe he made
entry into the residence.
Anyone with any information about the identity of the person
in the composite sketch attached is asked to contact the Jacksonville
Sheriff's Office at (904) 630-0500 or email at JSOCrimTips@jaxsher-
iff.org or at rewards@fccrimestopers.com


Helpful Tips For Driving in Heavy Smoke From Wildfires

With wildfires, low visibility due to the smoke can interfere with
your driving. Please remember to drive with caution and below the speed
limit. Here are some helpful tips:
*Drive with lights on low beam. High beams will only be reflected back off
the smoke and compromise your visibility even more.
*Reduce your speed -- and watch your speedometer. Smoke, like fog, creates
a visual illusion of slow motion when you may actually be speeding.
*Listen for traffic you cannot see. Open your window a little, to hear better
*Use wipers and defrosters as necessary for maximum visibility.
*Use the right edge of the road or painted road markings as a guide.
*Be patient and courteous. Do not pass lines of traffic.


SAFE AT HOME

*Make sure that all doors to the outside are metal or solid, 1 %" hardwood.

*Make sure all doors to the outside have good, sturdy locks.

*Use the locks you have. Always lock up your home when you go out, even
if it's only for a few minutes.

*Secure sliding glass doors with commercially available bars or locks, or
put a wooden dowel or broomstick in the door track.

*Make sure your windows, especially at ground level, have good locks and
use them.

*Make sure all porches and other possible entrances are well-lit.

*Trim any bushes or trees that hide doors or windows. Keep ladders, tools,
toys, and recreational equipment inside when you're not using them.


*Don't hide your
house keys under
the doormat or in a
flowerpot. It's much
wiser to give an
extra key to a trust-
ed neighbor.

*Keep written
records of all furni-
ture, jewelry and
electronic products.
If possible, keep
these records in a
safe deposit box,
fireproof safe, or
other secure place.
Take pictures or a
video, and keep pur-
chase information
and serial numbers
if available. These
help law enforce-
ment agencies track
recovered items.


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Two-Year-Old Dies After Being Left in the
Van by Daycare Staff

A 2-year-old was found dead in a daycare center
van after being left in the vehicle for two hours.
The toddler, Jasmine Green, and other children
were coming back from from a field trip at Chuck E.
Cheese. The staff forgot about Jasmine and left her in the
van, when they arrived to the center. She was left in the
car for over two hours as temperatures were rising to the
90s. When the staff realized Jasmine was missing, they
went looking for her and finally found her in the van. The
toddler was taken to the hospital, but did not survive.
Three arrests were made on charges of cruelty to children,
involuntary manslaughter and reckless conduct on Marlo
Maria Fallings, 41; her daughter, Quantabia Shantell Hop-
kins, 23; and a juvenile.
Jasmine's parents, April McAlister and Checo
Green, have had Jasmine and her 4-year-old brother at-
tend the daycare center ever since they were babies. They
trusted the staff and were shocked about what happened
to their child after many years of attending.


Robber Told to Make Purchase Before
Continuing Robbery

An unusual robbery was made at a convenience store,
where the robber was forced to buy something before contin-
uing his robbery.
The surveillance camera showed footage of the robber
demanding two clerks at the counter to put cash in the plastic
bag he had. He also had, what seemed to be a gun, under his
shirt pointed at the two clerks. The owner of the store told the
robber that the cash register could not be opened unless a pur-
chase was made, so the robber reached into his pocket and
pulled out a dollar to purchase a pack of gum. After the regis-
ter was o ened the em lo ees ut the cash into the robber's
bag and the thief fled with
the bag full of cash.
The police are trying to
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--a. believe he committed
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robberies.


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Man Robs Bank for $1 for a Specific Reason
Gastonia, N.C.- James Verone, 59, entered a bank and approached the teller not
with a gun, but with a note. The note read "This is a bank robbery. Please give
-r me one dollar." Then Verone walked away and sat in a chair informing the teller
S 1 that he would wait for the police to come. Verone was arrested and he said that
he did this for medical reasons. He had no job or medical insurance and said that
I he had something growing on his chest, two ruptured disks and a problem on
his left foot. Verone decided to go to jail for medical insurance and a place to stay. He is hoping
for a three year sentence. Verone is currently receiving the medical care he needs, but he may not
get as much time as he hoped for since he didn't have a weapon for the robbery.
9-Year-Old Stabs Man Who Attacks Her Mother
Fond du Lac, WI- Police were called after James Field, 27, jumped on a
woman's car and broke her windshield. They left after he said he would leave
and gave the woman money for the windshield. Another fight between the
couple broke out and Fields strangled the woman and threatened to kill her
with a knife at her throat. Then suddenly Fields dropped the knife as he
groaned and the woman saw blood dripping down from his back. She saw
that her 9-year old daughter was holding a kitchen knife covered with blood.
The police said the young girl was not upset and she said that she had stabbed him before in the
leg for hurting her mother. Fields is charged with first-degree recklessly endangering safety, stran-
gulation and disorderly conduct.


Marlo Maria Failings


Quantabia Shainell
Hopkins


Woman Drives Drunk While Pregnant
Mentor, OH- Tomeka Stockwell, 25, was arrested for al-
legedly driving drunk. When Stockwell was pulled over to
the side of the road, officer noticed two opened beer cans
and a 3-year-old child in the back. The child was not prop-
early restrained to a car seat and they also found out she
was eight months pregnant. She refused to take a blood
alcohol test and instead agreed to take the sobriety tests,
which she failed. She was then arrested for operating a vehicle intoxicated,
open container, and child endangering.

Women Break into Cars of Mourners at Funeral
Cheltenham, PA- A car was reported broken into at a funeral while unattended
and credit cards were stolen and used by two women caught on surveillance
cameras. A total of more than $700 have been used at gas stations and stores
at malls. Similar incidents happened last year at the cemetery, where people
came for funerals to mourn for their relatives or friends. The two women
broke into unlocked cars and stole purses and credit cards. These break-ins
and reports immediately came to a stop, but it had just recently started to
begin again. Police believe the break-ins were all done by the same people
and are investigating.


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Name: Kensandra Ann
Williams
Age: 14
Weight: 230 lbs
Last seen: 6/12/11


Name: Mercedes Zorina
Octavia Jennings
Age: 14
Weight: 96 lbs
Last seen: 6/12/11


Name: Laquanda Leggett
Age: 17
Weight: 140 lbs
Last seen: 6/11/11
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Name: Kwyteria Sharelle
Doe
Age: 17
Weight: 105 lbs
Last seen: 6/16/11


Name: Damien A. Smith
Age: 17
Weight: 130 lbs
Last seen: 6/06/11


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Name: Fredrick
Jermiah Anderson
Age: 22
Offense: Aggravated
Assault w/ Weapon


Name: Rowland Bailey
Age: 37
Offense: Carrying con-
cealed weapon


Name: Gerry Donshae
Barbour
Age: 30
Offense: Burglary


Name: Leroy Alford
Age: 38
Offense: Cocaine
Possession & Aggravated
Stalking


Name: Demeatrice
Antonio Barnard
Age: 21
Offense: Robbery with
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Name: Antonelli Dixon
Offense: L&P by
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Name: Jerry Samuel
Joseph
Offense: Lewd/lascivi-
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Name: Ashley Name: Freddie L. Butler Name: Tenykia D.
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Name: Kelsi Burns
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