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The Rev. Howard Creecy, Jr., recently elected president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, died suddenly Thursday. He was 57. Rev. Creecy was pastor of Olivet Church in Fayette County and died in his Atlanta home around 12:30 a.m. Even though it appears that Creecy had an apparent heart attack, an autopsy has been commissioned. Isaac Farris, Jr., nephew of the Rev. Martin Luther Jr. has been named interim president of SCLC. Rev. Creecy was in the process of getting SCLC back on track. Jimmell Cannon, 13, was shot 8 times, according to reports, by Chicago police in West Humboldt Park neighborhood. The teen was shot in the shoulders, hand and leg and is in stable condition while his family seek answers. According to the police report, the boy was pointing a gun at the officers but his family members say Jimmell was not holding a gun. The family was at a birthday party for a cousin when the shooting took place. Jimmells father said that he is a good kid and is not caught up in the wrong crowd. He is in 7th grade at Brian Piccolo Specialty School. He is a fun-loving, straight A-B student according to his family. Hamp McDowell, was a well known beautician in the Brunswick area. When newcomers arrived and requested the name of a good beautician, Hamp McDowell was recommended before his illness slowed him down. Often you were warned that you would hear religious music or watch religious television programs. And of course, you could not miss his constant conversation about his prophetic dreams that he would always connect to daily events. 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Mayor Brown said that this dismissal is a goodfaith first step toward our ultimate goal: a resolution that benefits taxpayers.Ž QWT VGCO"KU TGCF["VQ TQCT0 LQKP"VJGO# Yjkvpg{"kuDcem"Cickp By Lonzie Leath, The Florida Star, The Georgia Star Newspapers On July 19, 2011, Whitney Houston attended the birthday party of Prince Azim of Brunei in England along with many celebrities including Hilary Swank, Usher, Faye Dunaway, Eva Longoria, Mariah Carey, Adrian Brody and many more. Check out the exclusive new photo of Whitney from the birthday bash. Dtwpuykem""Dgcwvkekcp"Fkgu Jcor"OeFqygnn Ejctv"Ujqyp"qp"Jctfdcnn."OUPDE VQVCN"PCVKQPCN"FGDV<""&36"Vtknnkqp Tgeguukqp."gve0&402"Vtknnkqp Qdcoc"Rqnkekgu&306"Vtknnkqp Dwuj"Rqnkekgu&602"Vtknnkqp cpf"Dwuj"Vcz"Ewvu&502"Vtknnkqp Uqekcn"Ugewtkv{."gve0&508"Vtknnkqp We are providing this chart so that you no longer have to guess why we are in trouble. Bruce Bartlett, former Deputy Assistant Treasury/Secretary, under Bush senior and policy advisor under Reagan, explained that when the second Bush took over as president, we had a debt of about $6T from the last decade. It was projected that we would have a surplus of about $6T. So, at this point, we had had a slow economy and then we added about $6 trillion of spending due to two unfunded wars and medical drug benefits and a lot of other things. So, according to Bartlett, instead of paying off the debt, we added debt and therefore ended up with about a $12T debt at the end of the Bush Administration. How will not increasing the present debt ceiling affect you? You are probably feeling it will not, since you may be unemployed at this time or your small business may be short of funds and the most you hear is about medicare, medicaid and social security. But if you are not an elderly person, that doesnt matter right? Well Lamont A. Floyd, a mortgage loan officer, provided an explanation. Just like the credit limits on your credit card, the debt ceiling is the amount of money the U.S. is allowed to borrow. Congress has allowed an increase in the debt ceiling every year. Now, they see the need to change under President Obama. Pcvkqpcn"Fgdv"/"Eqpvkpwgf"/"C/9 Pgy"Uvwf{<""Eqtrqtcvkqpu"Cxqkf &82"Dknnkqp"kp"Vczgu."Tgcr Dknnkqpu"kp"Hgfgtcn"Eqpvtcevu Dq{"35."Ujqv":"Vkogu"d{"Rqnkeg Lkoognn"Ecppqp Dr. Amelia Platts Boynton Robinson, Voting Rights Movement Matriarch, will celebrate 100 years of age on August 18, 2011. This lady has been a champion of rights and justice for the people. From guiding voter education in the 1930s to the Voting Rights Act of 1965 being drafted on her table in Selma, Alabama. She was beaten and left for dead; and has traveled the world with her message of peace and hope. The Manhood Development Corps of the Village of Hope is honoring her. They are asking you to send a birthday note and $1.00 to: P.O. Box 333, Tuskegee, AL 30367; Tax Deductible #86-1152482. Ot0"Ocpfgnc Egngdtcvgu ;5"[gctu Lauryn Hill warned us that some guys are only about that thingŽ in her song Doo Wop,Ž and now her boyfriend has proved it. The divas longtime squeeze Rohan Marley has left her for Brazilian model Isabeli Fontana „ and whats worse, Lauryn is pregnant with (presumably) his child. The couple have been together since 1996 and have five other children together. Iggejgg"Iwnncj"Ewnvwtg"Uggm"Rwdnke"Rqnke{ Ocpcigogpv"Uvtcvgi{"yjgtg"Uvcvg"Qypu";;0;' When you visit St. Simon Island and you hear that it was once almost entirely black, you can understand why it is so important that the off springs of formal slaves on Sapelo Island are now in the process of seeking more ownership and voice on the island that had more slaves than any place in the United States. Geechee Continued A-7 Mr. Nelson Mandela spent 27 years in prison. It is difficult to believe when you see him at 93 but looking much younger. His birthday was July 18, 2011.

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ALEXANDRIA, VA. -The Center for Competitive Politics (CCP) has released an Issue Analysis report debunking the notion that lowering campaign contribution limits leads to better state governance. The report, entitled Do Lower Contribution Limits Produce GoodŽ Government?, shows that the alleged association between lower contribution limits and good governmentŽ is presumptive, and that little to no correlation exists between better state governance and lower or stricter limits on campaign giving. According to CCP founder and former Chairman of the Federal Election Commission Bradley Smith, the results can be used to make decisions on whether reform and strict limits on giving should be addressed. Once again we see a gap between what advocates of reform claim will be the result of strict contribution limits, and reality. If restrictions on First Amendment r ights dont in any noticeable way lead to better government, then we should reconsider whether to impose such limits at all.Ž Proponents of restrictions on campaign contributions frequently argue that private campaign funding "corrupts" government, imposing waste, higher costs and poor government on tax payers. If it is true that campaign contributions corrupt state governments, this ought to appear in measurements of government effectiveness and efficiency. CCP cross referenced a 2008 study conducted by The Pew Center on the States, published in Governing magazine, with state campaign contribution laws. The Pew study assigned grades to each state based on their adherence to good government practices and results. CCP then broke the states into three categories, those with low limits, moderate limits, or high/no limits on campaign giving. What the CCP analysis shows is that there is no correlation between quality of governance and whether a state has stringent, moderate, or high/no contribution limits. Furthermore, the two best governed states according to Pew … Utah and Virginia … had no contribution limits. Other compelling results indicate that the two states offering full taxpayer-financed campaign options to legislature candidates fell in the middle to low end of the state governing rankings. Supporters of strong limits sometimes argue that big spending skews political results. The Supreme Court has repeatedly held, however, that the First Amendment prohibits the imposition of campaign contribution and spending restrictions to attempt to "level the playing field." Thus, restrictions must be based on non-partisan, non-ideological efforts to battle corruption. The Pew/Governing study is particularly interesting in that its criteria for "good governance" is based on neutral criteria unrelated to legislative policies, and because Pew has provided substantial financial support to groups seeking to demonstrate a cause and effect relationship between campaign contributions and corruption. According to CCP President Sean Parnell, So-called reformers are unable or unwilling to demonstrate any real-world improvements in governance or the quality of life enjoyed by citizens as a result of limits on First Amendment rights. This suggests that reform is more about trying to enact an ideological agenda than improving citizens lives,Ž he said. Is President Obama Judged Unfairly Due To His Race?Former Secret Service Agent Talks About Being Black While Protecting America at the Highest Levels Some political pundits have tiptoed around it, while others wont even head fake in its direction. As the birther controversy surrounding President Barack Obama has faded with the disclosure of his long-form birth certificate, the fuel behind the fervor remains. Was the birther movement developed because of still lingering racist attitudes toward the election of an African American commander in chief? In a word, yes,Ž said Donald Tucker, a retired black Secret Service agent who protected presidents through the later years of the Civil Rights movement. I retired in 1990 from the service, having lived through decades of being identified as black first, and Secret Service agent second. While I would have hoped that those old attitudes had died, I believe the election of a black president reawakened some of those lingering attitudes that are still bubbling below the surface.Ž Tucker, author of The Two-Edged Sword (www.DonTuckerBooks.com), said the birther movement would never have developed if President Obama had been white. It seems the president is in a damned if you do, damned if you dont situation,Ž he added. Instead of getting the well-deserved praise for being the commander in chief who was responsible for finally ridding the world of Osama Bin Laden, he was scrutinized for the number of times he said me or I in his address to the nation when Bin Ladens demise was announced.Ž Having served his country in different capacities for most of his life -most notably as a United States Secret Service agent during some of the toughest years of the civil rights movement -Tuckers personal experience in government service reminded him that judgments regarding on-the-job-performance were not always unbiased. I overcame the racist attitudes, discrimination and label of troublemaker to fight for equality, not only for myself, but for every person in the agencies I worked for,Ž he said. There were certain buzzwords that surrounded this administration tipping off race as an issue. Think about the vitriol spewed at this sitting president over inviting the rapper Common to the White House and the speculation of legitimacy of his birth certificate. Does that happen if hes white? Would the media have even cared?Ž However, Tucker knows from experience how much more difficult it is to be a trailblazer. I am sure he knew that the bar for him would be set a little higher, being the first black man to hold the office, but even he didnt think that some Americans would have questioned his place of birth so stringently,Ž he said. Its almost as if they believed there was some liberal conspiracy that started when he was born to someday elevate him to the presidency. Now, if that had been written as a movie script, most studios would have laughed it off as being way too far-fetched. But some media outlets, and some Americans, bought it hook, line and sinker. To say that the presidents race had absolutely nothing to do with it is like saying a birds wings arent the reason they can fly. Looking back, I hope we can all realize exactly what fueled that campaign, and learn to avoid that pitfall in the future.ŽAbout Donald Tucker Donald W. Tucker served nearly 25 years in the United States Secret Service. His career in law enforcement began as an underco ver agent for the Federal Bureau of Narcotics (now called the DEA) and being appointed to the position of U.S. Marshal for the S tate of Arizona. Tuckers journey from the ghetto on the South Side of Chicago to rising through the ranks to become one of Americas foremost federal law enforcement administrators and reformers was not easy. You are more than welcome to run this article as is, let me know if you need any images to go along with it. If you would like to interview Donald Tucker or request a review copy of The Two-Edged Sword contact Ginny Grimsley at ginny@newsandexperts.com.PAGE A-2 THESTAR JULY 30, 2011 Founded In April 1951 By Eric O. Simpson First African American Inducted Into The Florida Press Hall Of Fame OPINIONS CLARA JACKSON McLAUGHLIN OWNER/PUBLISHER LONZIE LEATH, RINETTA M. FEFIE MANAGEMENT ERIC LEE, DIRECTOR SALES & MARKETING G. ABRAMS, DENNIS WADE, DAN EVANS MAY E. FORD LAYOUT EDITOR KEVIN KIM CRIME &JUSTICE ARTHIA NIXON CARIBBEAN NEWS ALLEN PROCTOR DESIGN AND WEB SITE PARTNER BETTY DAVIS LIFESTYLE/ SOCIETY COLUMNISTInvestigative Reporter: Lonzie Leath, Features:Dementrious Lawrence Reporters/Photographers: Marsha Phelts, Carl Davis, Laurence Greene, F. M. Powell III, Michael Phelts, Richard McLaughlin, Andrea F. K. 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Elder Laverne Maples & The Sweet Inspiration Gospel SingersCelebrating Eleven Years Of Gospel Singing Featuring The Bright Star Singers of Fort Gaines, GA. The Celebrated Southern echoes of Jacksonville, FL and many other guests. This affair will be Saturday, July 23rd at Revelation Prayer House located on 28th Street West between Pierce & Fairfax; and, Sunday July, 24th at Evergreen Baptist Church, 1100 Logan St. at 7:00 p.m. JACKSONVILLE, FL ADAMS Debra, died July 26, 2011. ALBRIGHT Mamie S. Lou, 84, died July 23, 2011. ALBRIGTSEN, Raymond, died July 21, 2011. ALLEN, Alice Mae, died July 24, 2011. ALLEN Dorothy Brooker, 60, died July 25, 2011. ALLMAN John C., 74, died July 17, 2011. ANDREWS James Jimmy, 59, died July 19, 2011. ARSENAULT Armand A., 79, died July 20, 2011. BEATY Sarah Taylor, 88, died July 20, 2011. BELL Pearleen Williams, died July 20, 2011. BLACKWELL, Linda, died July 20, 2011. BROOME, Willie James, 85, died July 19, 2011. BRYANT, James, died July 23, 2011. CUMMINGS, Rodney, died July 21, 2011. DAUGHERTY, Junior, 49, died July 24, 2011. DIXON, Bishop Emeritus Rushie Lee, died July 20, 2011. DUTTON, Elaine Ann, 44, died July 24, 2011. ELMORE Amy Jo, 34, died July 21, 2011. FOGLE, Bruce, died July 20, 2011. FOREST, Bertice, died July 25, 2011. GEORGE Richard F., 67, died July 20, 2011. HARVELL, Glenn, 56, died July 25, 2011. HAYES Willy Robert, 89, died July 21, 2011. HIGGINBOTHAM, Virginia S., 88, died July 23, 2011. INGRAM Theodore, Jr., died July 21, 2011. JOHNS, George Scott, Sr., 79, died July 25, 2011. JOHNSON Annie, died July 20, 2011. JOHNSON, Eugene, Jr., 75, died July 17, 2011. C. L. Page Mortuary. JONES Robert Wiley, 97, died July 20, 2011. KENNEDY, Jacqueline, died July 22, 2011. KENNEDY Joseph, died July 22, 2011. KERSEY, James Edward, Jr., 74, died July 22, 2011. LUDAWAY, Deborah A., died July 20, 2011. MANONGDO Juanita, 85, died July 25, 2011. MATTOX Duane Dawson, 53, died July 23, 2011. McCOLLOUGH Thomas, 70, died July 25, 2011. MILLER Arlene Anna, died July 20, 2011. MORRELL Linda, died July 22, 2011. MOTHERWELL, John A., 65, died July 24, 2011. MYERS, Maureen E., 69, died July 21, 2011. NEWTON Phillip, died July 24, 2011. PATE, Evelyn, 69, died July 21, 2011. POWELL Robert, 62, died July 21, 2011. PRESTON Mary Ann, died July 23, 2011. RICHARDSON, Eldon R., 80, died July 22, 2011. ROBERTS, Lillie, died July 26, 2011. SABLON Raymond Dale, died July 23, 2011. SANDERSON, Wilbur, 73, died July 22, 2011. SANTO Wilma, died July 23, 2011. SCULLY, Marcella Beatrice, 72, died July 24, 2011. SMITH Carolyn, died July 20, 2011. STRICKLER LeonardLenny E., 86, died July 22, 2011. SUTTON Infant Darin Lamar, died July 23, 2011. TOMCZAK, Christopher J., 52, died July 20, 2011. TUCKER Rev. George, died July 23, 2011. WHITESIDE, John T., died July 24, 2011. WHITESIDE, Leslie, 32, died July 20, 2011. WILLIAMS, Jason Todd, died July 26, 2011.~*~GEORGIA DEATHS ANDERSON, C.M. Marcus,Ž 96, died July 25, 2011. GROVNER Eunice, died July 21, 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 JULY 30, 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 ADVERTISING ADVERTISING DEADLINE: DEADLINE: For the Church For the Church Page Page Wednesdays @ Wednesdays @ 2:00 P.M. 2:00 P.M. (904) 766-8834 (904) 766-8834 DEATH NOTICES DEATH NOTICES Central Metropolitan C.M.E. Church4611 North Pearl St., Jacksonville, FL 32206 Ofc (904) 354-7426 Fax (904) 354-0934Rev. Marquise Hardrick, Pastor ~ Worship Service ~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. 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 FRIENDSHIP PRIMITIVE BAPTIST USHER BOARD #1 is having a Hat Fashion Show on Saturday, August 13, 2011 at 4:00 p.m. This is a FREE event. The church is located at 1106 Pearce St. Elder Bobbie Sheffield is Pastor. For more information, contact Mother Gloria Wilcox at (904) 633-9165. NEW BIRTH COVENANT MINISTRY 507 Cassat Ave., where we are Building A Ministry Big Enough for God,Ž invites you to share with us as we celebrate Family & Friends Day on July 31, 2011 at 4:00pm. Come expecting your blessing. For more information, call (904) 2523419. ST. JOHN MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH, located at 135 Brickyard Rd., Middleburg, FL, with Rev. C.E. Preston, Pastor, will have there Hallelujah Gospel Explosion Sunday, July 31, 2011 at 4:00 p.m. Free Admission. For more information, call (904) 338-7518. The Love Reach Ministry of NEW BIRTH CHRISTIAN ASSEMBLY, located at 2185 Jernigan Road where the Pastor is Reverend Michael J. McClendon is hosting a free one day clothing and food giveaway from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm on August 13, 2011 on the church grounds. There will be school supplies available for the youth to help prepare them for success. For more information, please contact Lady Janice E. McClendon or Sister Cynthia Matthews at (904)396-4949. Women of the Word Outreach Ministry CHOSEN A Prophetic Conference FOR WOMEN ONLY, Wednesday, August 17 Friday, August 19, 2011, 7:00 p.m. nightly. To be held at the Crowne Plaza, 14670 Duval Rd. ST. JOHN MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH, located at 135 Brickyard Rd. in Middleburg, Rev. C. E. Preston, Pastor, is having a Hellelujah Gospel Explosion Sunday, July 31, 2011 at 4:00 p.m. Featuring: The Gospel Tones, The Silverletts from Titusville, and Hormony Voices of Jacksonville. Free Admission. For more information, call (904) 338-7518. THE SCOTT FAMILY GOSPEL SINGERS, cordially invite you to our First Anniversary Reunion. To be held at the Revelation Prayer House, 1725 28th Street West, August 7, 2011 from 5:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. Rev. Grady Dicks, Pastor. The following will perform: Victory, Spiritualistics, Gospel Children, Gospel Shepherds, New Creation, Pastor Royual, Willie Kirkland, Tears of Joy, Cynthia Hardy, Robert in Christ (Praise Dance), Kimberly Bryant (Praise Dance), and many more. For more information, call Minister Scott at 318-8322. Listings are due the Tuesday before the next issue. Email submissions preferred. Send to: Info@TheFloridaStar.com Rev. Marquise & Mrs. Deedra Hardrick 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 In Loving Memory Of: Ms. Patricia J. Jones Color GirlŽ March 5th 1959 … July 29, 2010After a year without you, the precious memories helped us make it through. Although, it felt like we lost everything, we can smile at the thought of your name. We are never APART, cause you are forever in our HEARTS.LOVING FAMILY Ask Us About OurALPHONSO WEST MORTUARY, INC.4409 Soutel Dr. Jacksonville, FL 32208 Tel: (904) 766-9671 Fax: (904) 766-2354 DIRECTORSDeborah West Alphonso West Jacqueline Y. Bartley If there had been a death in your family yesterday, what would you be doing today?FAMILY OWNED AND OPERATED Since 1988Pre-Need ForeThought Funeral Planning ProgramIm sorry to have to tell you this...Ž

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L LIFE IFES STYLE TYLE A4 C M Y K Socially Speaking Socially SpeakingBy Betty Asque Davis / Photos by J. Carl Davis, By Betty Asque Davis / Photos by J. Carl Davis, Sr. Sr. Theres Always Something Happening On The First CoastŽ Theres Always Something Happening On The First CoastŽ PAGE A-4THE STARJULY 30, 2011(Unless otherwise specified) Thank you for sharing your events and stories for the column each week! Because of you readers are there with you each week. Fo r column entries you may contact me directly at 904 571-1182, Toll Free Fax 866 488 6407 or by e-mail at: badavis@watsonrealtycorp.comSEE YOU IN THE PAPER SEE YOU IN THE PAPER An 80th Birthday Celebration For A Phenomenal WomanA woman of beauty A woman of grace A woman of excellence Beholding Gods face She walks with the Lord With integrity Knowing her purpose And destiny No matter what happens She walks in Gods love Reflecting the beauty Of her Father above. -M.S. Lowndes Friends and relatives came from far and near to celebrate and pay tribute to: A descendent of the pioneer Douglas Anderson Family; the loving wife of Edwin Butch Lawson; the family Matriarch; Mother; Grandmother; founding member and Elder, Woodlawn Presbyterian Church; charter member, Jacksonville Chapter, Links, Incorporated; charter member, Jacksonville Chapter, Jack and Jill of American, Incorporated; Life Member, Jack and Jill of America, Incorporated; member, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated; retired school administrator; Class of 1948 member; Hampton University Alumna; and cherished friend Mrs. B. Joyce Brown-Blakeley Lawson. Unbelievable as it may seem, it was Mrs. Lawsons Eightieth Birthday!! Joyce, as she is fondly called has always done for others and it was so fitting that so many cherished ones took the time to join her at the Woodlawn Presbyterian Church Cultural Center to celebrate her life. What a phenomenal woman!! Its not the years in your life that count. Its the life in your years. The video highlighted Mrs. Lawsons walk with God/Jesus Christ. All of the entertainment was Christ centered. The lively gospel music by the Gospel Tones as friends and family gathered continuing during dinner was most appropriate for this Godly woman. The honorees daughter Mrs. Joycelyn Lawson welcomed everyone; Mrs. Gladys Jackson and granddaughter Ms. Rebecca Lawson sang; her wonderful caring and beloved pastor Reverend J.W. Rigsby gave the Prayer and Grace; former Alvin Ailey dance student Ms. Patricia Winn performed a Liturgical Dance; Reflections and Birthday Greetings were given by Andrew Daigeau, Mrs. Annetta Walker, Mrs. Viola Senior, Clarence Chester, Nieces, Nephews and Sisters. Woodlawns Associate pastor Reverend Jesse Perry gave the Closing Prayer. God Bless You, B. Joyce Brown-Blakeley Lawson!! Mrs. B. Joyce Brown-Blakeley Lawson Mesdames Cora Walker Johnson, Los Angeles, CA and Annetta Walker. Mrs. Elaine Kitchings and Mrs. Earl Kitchings, Jr. Mesdames Lydia Dwight Wooden and Charlotte Dwight Stewart Mrs. L. Francine Gambel, Sister of Mrs. B. Joyce Lawson with John Bacon, Tampa, FL a cousin of Mrs. Lawson. Mrs. Jackie and Wendell Holmes, Jr., a longtime friend and fellow Hamptonian. The Lawson Family-Rebecca awson, Granddaughter; Edwin and Joyce Lawson; Douglas Lason, son and Joycelyn Lawson, daughter. Family Members-B. Edyal, Sister;Pearl Mackey, Aunt; L. Francine Bambel, Sister; The Lawsons; Marguerite Warren, Sister;not shown Gwendolyn Baker, Sisier. Visiting Realtives-Deborah and Mitchell Harris, Troy, MI;The Lawsons; Jane Logan, Chicago, IL; Carl and Gary Hammond, Tampa, FL.

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JULY 30, 2011 THE STAR PAGE A-7 Pcvkqpcn"Fgdv"/"eqpvkpwgf"htqo"C/3 The debt ceiling allows the government to pay certain obligations like Social Security, Medicare, national debt interest, tax refunds, and military salaries. The debt ceiling is currently close to $14.294 trillion (versus $5.95 trillion in 2000) and the budget deficit is very close to that number ($14.2928 trillion as this is being written on July 26, 2011). If Congress doesnt agree to raise the debt ceiling, the government would default on its legal obligations. That's never happened in the history of the United States. Believe it or not, this affects you. Loss of Federal Benefits The government doesn't have enough daily revenue to cover all its payments. If it can't borrow more money, Federal benefits could be reduced, delayed, or even cut. If you receive Social Security, Medicare, or military salary your benefits may be reduced or delayed. If youre due a tax refund, you may not receive it until the debt ceiling crisis is resolved. You can imagine the financial hardship youd experience if you didnt receive all or part of your monthly income. People who receive Medicare may not be able to receive the health care they need. And health care prices for everyone could increase if hospitals dont receive Medicare payments from services they've already been performed. Higher Cost of Borrowing Most credit cards these days have variable interest rates that are tied, at least indirectly, to the U.S. Treasury bond rate, which could increase if the government cant afford to pay its debt. It's sort of the way credit card issuers raise your interest rate if you fall behind on your credit card payments. If Treasury bond rates increase, you can expect your variable interest rate to increase shortly after. Mortgage payments could also increase on adjustable rate mortgages that reset around this time. Interest rates on new loans will also be higher, even for those who have pristine credit history. Theres even speculation that credit and loans will be unavailable until the debt ceiling is raised. That means no student loans, car loans, mortgages, or credit cards. Prices on Imported Goods Could Increase The value of the dollar could decline, making imported goods more expensive. That means you spend more money buying household good and you have less money for your other bills and debt payments. Even vacations to other countries will end up more expensive if the dollar declines. Decline in Investment Value The value of your stocks, mutual funds, and retirement funds like 401(k) could drop substantially. That means youll have to delay retirement. Or, if youre already in retirement, youll have to find a way to make up the missing funds or reduce your spending. If you think government decisions wont affect your portfolio (savings), think again. When the House first voted down Bushs $700 billion bailout proposal in September 2008, the stock market dropped 7% and more than $1 trillion was lost in the stock market that day. World markets struggled for weeks afterward. A similar thing could happen if the debt ceiling isn't raised. Increased Unemployment The loss of funding has the potential to impact the unemployment rate; many Americans could lose their jobs. If corporations lose assets because of the increased interest rates and loss of value in the dollar, they may stop hiring new employees and could even lay off current employees. Small businesses will be even less able to hire employees with the increased cost of borrowing. Where is the Money?According to a new study by the Greenlining Institute, Bruce Mirken, Media Relations Coordinator, with Samuel Kang, general counsel, report states that U. S, corporations avoided roughly $60 billion in federal income taxes last year by hiding profits overseas while Fortune 100 companies alone reaped nearly $90 billion in taxpayerfunded contracts last year. The Greenlining Institute reports in a new analysis released Thursday. The report, authored by Greenlining Institute General Counsel Samuel S. Kang and Legal Associate Tuan Ngo, finds that top companies have added 44 new subsidiaries in countries identified as tax havens since the Government Accountability Office analyzed the issue in 2008. The taxes avoided by hiding profits offshore would be enough to pay the salaries of 1.2 million schoolteachers or fund the full budgets of the Departments of Energy, Labor, and the Environmental Protection Agency combined, with money to spare. Americas richest corporations avoid $60 billion a year in taxes by hiding $1 trillion in profits overseas while making billions in federal contracts,Ž said Kang. It's unpatriotic, it's unfair, and we can't afford it. It should be illegal, yet Congress is looking to cut the deficit by slashing Medicare, Social Security, food safety, education and health without collecting another dime from these wealthy companies.Ž Individual Americans pay on average 20.4 percent of their income in federal income taxes, while Exxon pays 14.2 percent, IBM pays 3.8 percent and DuPont and General Electric pay virtually nothing … even though the corporate tax rate is supposed to be 35 percent,Ž said Ngo. Major tax avoiders include General Electric, which paid almost no federal income tax the last three years while reaping over $3 billion in U.S. contracts in 2010, and Google, whose Double Irish Dutch SandwichŽ illustrates a much-used template for corporate tax avoidance. The AARP and the NAACP, along with a number of congressional representatives have pledged to fight for the protection of Social Security for todays seniors and strengthening it for future generations. Ben Jealous, national president of the NAACP is asking for help of all citizens and further stated that our nation seems to be shifting away from trepidation toward optimism as people head back to work. He stated that it is imperative to our country, especially our most vulnerable populations that our nations line of credit be extended in order to maintain our economic strength and preserve programs like Medicaid and student loans that are crucial to working-class Americans. It would be a travesty if the program established as the last safety net for the people most in need was gutted to support the wealthiest Americans.Ž He further asked all to write a letter to their member of Congress today tell him or her to protect racial and ethnic minority populations, along with the elderly, the poor and the disabled by extending the debt ceiling. Do your part write the letter and dont neglect to vote in every election. Your vote does count. Now you see it! DISCOVER THE SCHOOL CHOICE OPTIONS AVAILABLE FOR YOUR CHILDWilliam M. Raines Jean Ribault North Shore Andrew JacksonIntervene Schools A V A S N O I T P O R E V O C S I D MEETING DA R O F E L B A L I A O O H C S E H T R TES ETIN G D A AT D L I H C R U O Y E C I O H C L O D AUGUST 7:30 p.m. Jean Ribault High 5:30 p.m. William AUGUST 1 3, 201 AUGUST 7:30 p.m. chool S Jean Ribault High 5:30 p.m. chool S High Raines M. William 1 1, 201 AUGUST OOLS.O CH LS A .DUV WWW 5:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. Andrew Jackson High North AUGUSTCall (904) 924-3722G R OOLS.O 5:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. chool S Andrew Jackson High hore Elementary S1 3, 201 AUGUSTCall (904) 924-3722 Iggejgg"/"Eqpvkpwgf"htqo"C/3 indigenous culture. Representatives for those who live on the island held a press conference on Thursday at the Georgia State building to explain their strategy and its relationship to the regeneration of the Geechee Gullah indigenous culture on Sapelo Island. The group wishes to preserve, restore and rebuild Sapelos history. They wish to end cultural deprivation and return the land before another Jekyll, St. Simon or Hilton Head is created. Descendents of slaves have lived on the island for 210 years and wish to have the land returned to the Geechee Gullahs. Citizens of Sapelo Island, Georgia, are seeking to establish the framework for the Geechee Gullah Culture Equity in Governance Act. The Act is a public policy management strategy for the regeneration of an

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Loretta Bartley, Sharon Nugent,and Ronnie Baker are the organizers of the 1st annual Eastside gathering. The purpose was to bri ng all of the eastside families together. One day, Sharon, her sisters and cousins were sitting around talking about how they were missing people in their neighborhood. They discussed how they should have a gathering just to see people they grew up with and relatives that they haven't seen in a long time. Then, one day, her aunt passed away and at her funeral were the people that she, her sisters and her cousins had been missing and that's when Sharon made a decision to move forward with the East side Gathering. She collected names and contact information from friends and relatives, then she put a committee together and they successfully planned the First Annua l Eastside Come Together Day. The event was such a success, they vowed to do it again every year. B1 C M Y KJULY 30, 2011 THESTAR LOCAL FLORIDA SECTION B 1st Annual Eastside Come 2Gether Day!

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Summer can get hot, plain and simple. Thankfully there are several easy ways to keep your cool. For starters, drink more fluids than usual, unless you are on a low-fluid diet. Dont just wait until you are thirsty, and avoid drinks with caffeine, alcohol or large amounts of sugar. These may cause you to lose fluid. Take a cool shower or bath or use cool, wet towels. If you must go out, wear lightcolored, loose fitting clothing. Avoid using your oven and eating heavy meals, and keep your lights off or turned down. Above all, take it easy and stay in air-conditioned places whenever possible. Beat The Heat!!PAGE B 2THE STAR JULY 30, 2011 D{<"Cpfk"M0"Eqpuwnvkpi."Kpe0 Open Your Mind Open your mind by trying something new today! Be it a new food or drink, or a new route to school or work, openness to variety is what keeps life fresh and new. For an extra challenge, make it a new custom to change one detail of your daily routine once a week, and see what new worlds open up for you. Nurture Nurturing ourselves is a key component of living our Best Lives and being our Best Selves. It comes from knowing when to slow down and take a break, and when to dig in and work hard. Nurturing is about establishing balance between how much we give and take from our environments, and the people in our lives. When was the last time you nurtured yourself? When was the last time you nurtured those who love and care for you? If you arent sure, take a moment to reflect on how you can care for yourself and your loved ones in a real and authentic way. Enjoy the journey. Let Go Life is an ongoing process of growth and change. In order to reach our fullest potentials, we must learn to let go of people, places, things, habits, and ideas that no longer suit us. Learn to cherish all of the people and things that have brought you to this moment, but know when a season of life has ended. Letting go is just as much a major component of success and self-improvement as having love and gratitude. Choose Life NOW Have you been living your Best Life? If not, stop right now and think about what youve been waiting for. You see, dearest, you have to live each day as your last and focus on what is happening NOW in this present moment. Forgive Yourself Forgiveness is a tricky thing. Like love, if we do not feel it towards ourselves, we cannot feel it toward others. Is there anything that youve held against yourself that you need to be forgiven for? How can you gain a sense of closure in the situation? Cultivate Joy Joy comes from a deep place within. At times you may be overflowing with it, and at others you may feel that it will never be yours again. Joy can be cultivated by counting our blessings and by remembering that the best is yet to come. Smile Stop what you are doing, and smile the biggest smile youve ever seen. Ever wondered what makes children so sweet and resilient? Its their ability to smile on a whim. Put on a big goofy grin, and see if it doesnt instantly warm your heart! Be at Peace Peace is not a thing, it is a state of mind. Quieting our minds and allowing love and joy to flow through us is a perfect way to invite peace into our daily lives. Even if for a minute, take time out to shut the world out and let this blissful state overtake your heart and mind. CEO & Life Coach Andi K. Consulting, Inc. 972.591.3883 (Phone) http://www.youtube.com/user/AndiKConsulting (Relationship Rx) http://www.andikconsulting.com (Website) Community Activities RIVERSIDE ARTS MARKET. See local artisans displaying their artistic, culinary and craft wares, accompanied by musical entertainment, street performers and food vendors. WAL-MART BACK 2 SCHOOL FEST on Saturday, July 30, 2011, at The Jacksonville Landing, 2 Independent Dr. W., Jacksonville, FL 32202. For more information contact 904.353.1188. JAZZ IN THE PARK 2011, Blue Hour featuring Rob Denty, presented by Golden Isles Arts and Humanities Association (GIAHA) on Sunday, July 31, 2011 7:00-9:00 p.m. Please visit goldenislesarts.org or call GIAHA at the Ritz Theatre: 912-262-6934 for additional information. FREE CHOLESTEROL AND DIABETES SCREENINGS offered from 12:00 pm 5:00 pm, August 1, at Winn-Dixie Pharmacy, 1545 County Road 220, Fleming Island, FL., For more information call Cholestcheck: 800-713-3301 (NoAppointments). 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. August 4: An American in Paris. Ritz Theatre, 1530 Newcastle St., Downtown Brunswick. For information call 912-262-6934, or goldenislesarts.org. 16TH ANNUAL COMMUNITY WE CARE DAY: The North Florida Lodges And Chapters Of Tombs Of Solomon Grand Lodge #63, Bro. Leandrew Postell, Sr., Grand Master, And Bright Morning Star Grand Chapter #64, Order Of The Eastern Star, Sis. Geralyn R. Wise, Grand Worthy Matron, Modern Free & Accepted Masons Of The World, Inc will hold theirschool supplies give away on Saturday, August 6, 2011, from 10:00 a. m. to 12:00 noon, at the Alton Lloyd Spencer Masonic Temple, 2802 Pearl Street, Jacksonville, Fl 32206. Contact Person: Sis. Linnie Finley, Chairperson, 757-4317 for any information. ARTRAGEOUS ARTWALKS (August 13, September 10, October 8) Every second Saturday, Artrageous Artwalks give visitors a chance to explore 12 different art galleries on the island, each featuring a variety of works, including photography, pottery, copper, metal, stained glass, watercolors, acrylics and more. Visitors can peruse more than a dozen galleries in downtown Fernandina, and the Plantation Artists Guild and Gallery located at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation. Artrageous Artwalks are free to the public and take place from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. For more information, visit www.AmeliaIsland.com/artwalk. World Baton Twirling Federation International Cup "Beautiful!" "Breathtaking!" "Mind-blowing!" Those are just a few of the words used to describe the world's best baton twirlers as they demonstrate the athleticism and artistry.. Nearly 500 twirlers from 14 countries Aug. 4-7 at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena. Aaron Bing Tender yet powerful, Aaron Bing offers his own brand of Jazz. Visit his website at www.aaronbing.com for more information on this talented new artist. Event Date -Saturday, July 30, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. Times-Union Center. ULYSSES W. WATKINS JR., MD HEALTH NOTES HEAT STROKE AND HEAT EXHAUSTION (SUNSTROKE OR HEAT PROSTRATION) GENERAL INFORMATION DEFINITION : Illnesses caused by prolonged exposure to hot temperatures, limited fluid intake or failure of temperature regulation mechanisms in the brain. BODY PARTS INVOLVED: Total body. SEX OR AGE MOST AFFECTED: All ages, but most common in the elderly. SIGNS & SYMPTOMS HEATSTROKE: Sudden dizziness, weakness, faintness and headache. *skin that is hot and dry. *No sweating. *High body temperature. *Rapid heartbeat. *Muscle cramps. HEAT EXHAUSTION Skin that is cool and moist. *Pale or gray skin color. *Slow pulse. *Confusion. *Muscle cramps. *Low or normal body temperature. *Dark yellow or orange urine. CAUSES: HEATSTROKE: Failure of the bodys heat-regulating mechanisms, leading to a heat build-up in the body. The failure may be the result of: *General effects of aging. *Alcoholism. *Chronic illness. *Diabetes. Blood-vessel disease. HEAT EXHAUSTION: Loss of body fluids from sweating and failure to drink enough replacement fluid. RISK INCREASES WITH: Adults over 60. *Sweating and inadequate fluid intake. *Recent illness involving fluid loss from vomiting or diarrhea. *Hot, humid weather. *Working in a hot enviroinment. HOW TO PREVENT: Wear light, loose-fitting clothing in hot weather. *DRINK WATER OFTEN, DONT WAIT UNTIL THIRSTY. *Drink extra water if you sweat heavily. If urine output decreases, increase your water intake. *If you become overheated, improve your ventilation. Open a window or use a fan or air conditioner. This promotes sweat evaporation, which cools the skin. WHAT TO EXPECT APROPRIATE HEALTH CARE *Self-care after diagnosis(mild cases). *Doctors treatment. *Hospitalization to lower body temperature and provide intravenous replace ment fluids. DIAGNOSTIC MEASURES Your own observation of symptoms. *Medical history a nd physical exam by a doctor. *Laboratory studies of blood and urine to measure electrolyte levels. POSSIBLE COMPLICATIONS Shock. *Brain damage caused by prolonged, high body temperature (106F or 41.1C). PROBABLE OUTCOME: Prompt treatment usually brings full recovery in 1 to 2 days. HOW TO TREAT GENERAL MEASURES: If someone with symptoms is very hot and not sweating: Cool the person rapidly. Use a cool-water bath or wrap in wet sheets. Arrange for transportation to the nearest hospital. This is an emergency! If someone is faint but sweating: Give the person liquids(water, soft drinks or fruit juice). Dont give salt pills. *Arrange for transportation to the hospital, except in mild cases. Call your doctor for advise. MEDICATION :Medicine usually is not necessary for these disorders. Dont take salt tablets. ACTIVITY: Activity may be resumed as soon as symptoms improve. DIET: No speial diet. CALL YOUR DOCTOR IF: You have symptoms of heatstroke or heat exhaustion, or observe them in someone else. Call immediately! These conditions may be serious or fatal. This is an emergency! Health Notes Announcements, meetings, happenings, and community events scheduled in Jacksonville, Brunswick and the surrounding area Self-Improvement Tips

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PAGE B-4 THESTAR July 30, 2011 SPORTS PAGE B4 C M Y K The Jacksonville Jaguars 2011 training camp is scheduled to begin on Thursday, July 28 when the team hits the practice field for the first time at 10:30 a.m. on the Florida Blue Health & Wellness Practice Fields adjacent to EverBank Field. The first 16 training camp practice sessions will be open to the public for viewing over the first nine days, through Friday, August 5. There is no admission charge for training camp, and parking will be available in the parking lots surrounding the stadium. Fans should park in lots J, M, or N on the west side of the stadium. For fans attending practice sessions, video cameras and computers are strictly prohibited, as well as horns, whistles and other noisemakers. Audio or video recording, broadcasting, live streaming and blogging are also prohibited. Still cameras are allowed, provided the lens is not longer than six inches. Among the prohibited items are the following: Cameras with lenses longer than six inches Coolers or containers including cans, cups and bottles Knives, guns and any type of weapon or explosive Laser pointers Noise makers, whistles and air horns Pets, except special services animals Video equipment and tape recorders Laptop computers Fans wishing to get autographs are asked to do so after each practice session, outside the practice field fence as the players return to the locker room. Because of the full schedule during training camp, it is not possible to schedule autograph or photo sessions. Groups wishing to visit training camp do not need to make special arrangements; they may watch practice from the bleachers.Concessions will be available. Concession stands will include food and beverages as well as Jaguarsmerchandise, including training camp-specific t-shirts and caps. Lock-Out Over... Jaguars Report to Training Camp The Florida & Georgia Star Correspondent: Scott JurrensOn Friday night, July 22, 2011 at 8:00 PM, the 10, 025 Jacksonville Shark fans urged the home town team to a win televised nationally on the NFL network over the Spokane Shock in the final regular season game. The repeating Southern Division champion Sharks (13-4) were coming off a franchise worst three game losing streak and the current Arena Bowl Champion Shock (9-8) were coming off a two game winning streak. After the opening coin toss which the Shock won, Spokane elected to defer receiving the football first in the second half. Sharks Ridiculous Jeff Hughley promptly fielded the opening kickoff and returned it for a touchdown. The Shock countered on their first offensive possession wit a touchdown of their own. Sharks quarterback Aaron Garcia passed the 50,000 yard career mark during the first half. Both teams traded scores and the game lead through the first and second quarters. At the half, the Sharks led 33-26, In the third quarter, both offenses continued scoring at will with the Sharks increasing their lead with now quarterback Omar Jacobs shocking the Spokane defense with touchdowns to Hughley and Simmons. At the end of three quarters, Sharks led 54-40. In Arena football, a 14-point lead is not insurmountable where points can be scored in seconds. Spokane added two more touchdowns in the 4th quarter but the Sharks were up to the challenge with another three touchdowns of their own, the last an interception by Sale Key that was returned for the last Sharks touchdown of the game. Game final: Sharks 75; Shock 56. The Jacksonville Sharks (14-4) will play their first round divisional playoff game Friday, July 29, 2011 at home at Sea Best Field. Their opponent will be the fourth seed of the American Conference (the Georgia Force or instate rival the Orlando Predators) at 8:00 PM. The Sharks are looking for their first ever preseason playoff win in franchise history. Jacksonville Sharks Stun Spokane Sh k Jimbo Fisher met with the media at the annual Atlantic Coast Conference's football kickoff festivities embracing preseason predictions that have the Seminoles favored to win their first ACC title since 2005 and possibly contend for a national championship. ''That's why you want to be at Florida State,'' Fisher said before traveling to Pinehurst, N.C. with two of his top players for the ACC meetings that started Sunday. ''You want the expectations that you can win.'' The second-year head coach can't escape expectations at a school that put together one of the great runs in college football history between 1987 and 2000. The Seminoles won 10 games or more for 14 straight seasons and finished no lower than fifth in The Associated Press' year-end rankings. Fisher is reminded every morning when he arrives at work of those dynasty years during predecessor Bobby Bowden's heyday. Fisher believes he's accumulated the talent, experience and now size to get back among the big boys. ''We like our players,'' Fisher said. ''They're players we wanted here. They're pretty dang-gummed good.'' He won't have to wait long this fall to find out. Oklahoma visits Tallahassee on Sept. 17, a date long etched into the calendars of Florida State fans hungry to get even for last season's embarrassing 47-17 loss on the Sooners' home turf the only real whipping Fisher suffered in his inaugural season. The keys to the offense are being turned over to redshirt junior EJ Manuel, who was Fisher's marquee recruit in his first season as Bowden's offensive coordinator. The 6-foot-4, 245-pound Manuel effectively gives Fisher a veteran quarterback, having already accounted for more than 2,000 yards of offense and 11 touchdowns. Manuel was joined at the ACC meetings by fellow junior Brandon Jenkins, a first-team allconference pick a year ago after collecting 13 1/2 sacks Photographer: Alex Morway Fisher, Noles Embrace Role as ACC Torchbearer

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Mobile broadband is taking another major step forward. The network technology is called LTE and its a supe r-fast way to connect to the Internet. The planned combination of AT&T and T-Mobile will allow us to expand our LTE mobile broadband network to reach more of Florida. Our customers will get a stronger network. The state will get a new choice for broadband. And more of Florida will get access to a cutting-edge wireless network and all the oppo rtunities it brings. MobilizeEverything.com Together, we will bring the latest mobile broadband technology to more ofFloridaHow the planned combination of AT&T and T-Mobile will benefit Florida:Over 98% of Florida residents, including many in small towns and rural areas, will be covered by the LTE network. More than onemillion additional people living in Florida will gain access to LTE. An additional 20,000 square miles of the state will be covered by the LTE network. 2011 AT&T Intellectual Property. All rights reserved. JULY 30, 2011 THE STAR RCIG"D/7

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Becoming a world renown and loved super-hero is the fantasy of many young children particularly boys. These youngsters often get psychologically caught up in the exploits and adventures of their comic book heroes to the point of secret and even open identity emulation. Actor Chris Evans recently debuted as the Marvel comic book hero Captain America and without question will add the big screen image and persona that will further captivate cult super-hero worshippers. Evans is no stranger to super-heroes or action flicks. He drew great acclaim as Johnny Storm the human torch,Ž in The Fantastic 4Ž and Fantastic 4, Rise of the Silver Surfer.Ž He also kicked ass and took names as Jenson in the action packed hit The Losers.Ž Evans was bitten by the acting bug in the first grade from watching his older sister Carly do her thing performing in school plays. He followed suite and became active in the acting arts training, theatre camps and doing plays throughout elementary school, Jr. and Sr. High. After graduation Evens hightailed it to New York and trained at the fame Lee Strasberg acting school. He also became an intern at a casting agency where he became friends with the agents and one took him on as a client. From there Evans began doing episodic television i.e., Boston PublicŽ and The New CommersŽ to mention a couple than came his breakthrough film role in Not Another Teen MovieŽ as Jake Wyler. The rest as they say is history. Where as a many actor would jump heels first, almost without thought at the opportunity to secure a dream role like Captain America which they know is a franchise film project bringing job security, big pay and fame; Evans had to be talked into it and when you get through shaking your head at this, his reasoning makes a whole lot of sense. Evans explains his reluctance to signing up for Captain America saying, It wasnt about doing another comic book and maybe a little bit. I know Marvell fans get a little rabbit about certain things and maybe I was worried about doubling up but Ive done a lot of comic book movies. It was really two-fold. The two main reasons I was apprehensive was one, the commitment. It started out as a nine picture commitment and it dropped down to six. But even six movies; they can spread that out over ten years. Thats a long time. The way my career has gone so far is that you do movies one at a time. If one of them hits and gets out of control and your life changes to a point that you dont want to manage, you can take a step back and take a break. With six movies you cant. If all of a sudden my passion changed and I wanted to write or direct, leave the career, just go to the mountains, get married and have kids, lead a normal life, you cant. I guess I just wasnt 100% positive that my end game was to be a gigantic movie star. If youre not positive about what youre working towards, its hard when someone says sign a ten year deal.Ž Evens than elaborates on part two of his reason to be reluctant about the commitment explaining, The second part is just about the lifestyle changes. Ive managed over ten years to make movies that for the most part I like. Have a good time making them but they come and go and I can still go to a ball game, the grocery store and lead a pretty normal life. Thats a big thing for me. There a difference between dealing with it sometimes, dealing with it most of the time and dealing with it all of the time. I can handle sometimes and I can really handle most of the time. All of the time is different! And all of the time is something that you really cant conceptualize what happens. The problem with all of the time is once you are there you cant turn it off. There is no re-wind.Ž PAGE B-6 THE STAR JULY 30, 2011ENTERTAINMENT Chris Evans As Captain America!By Rych McCain, feedbackrych@sbcglobal.net and Facebook Photos Courtesy of Paramount Pictures and Marvel Studios Condolences: Our condolences, prayers and well wishes go out to the family, friends and fans of British pop vocalist Amy Winehouse who was found dead in her London home last Saturday. She was 27 (The infamous death age of musics superstars). Winehouse struggled for the last several years with drug and alcohol abuse and an eating disorder. Cause of death was not known at press time. Music: Kanye West and Jay-Z have formed a new group called The Throne.Ž Their new album Watch The ThroneŽ will be released exclusively on the iTunes store August 8th via the Roc-AFella/Def Jam Recordings/Roc Nation Label. Tickets for the Watch The ThroneŽ tour go on sale Aug. 8th. The new single OtisŽ (a tribute to the late soul singer Otis Redding), is out now. Superstar British group Erasure will team with Frankmusik to kick off a 27-date Tomorrows WorldŽ U.S. tour. Frankmusik will release his full length new album Do It In The AMŽ in September on the Cherry Tree/Interscope label. Bonnie Pointer of the famed, Grammy winning Pointer Sisters has dropped he new LP Like A PicassoŽ on the Strangest Day/Platinum Trini Entertainment label. Fashion: Child actor Kwesi Boakye and member of Rych McCains Youth Media Family, designed a Tshirt Born A Star Always A StarŽ which was picked from the designs of 50 celebs for the VerymeriŽ company which will manufacture the T-shirts on behalf of the Next Aid Foundation. Nordstrom will sell the Ts in its stores nation wide. Boakye has donated 100% of his royalties from the sales to Next Aid.Ž HauteLook has teamed up with Melissa Rivers and her newly launched daily deals site, Shoparatti to create an exclusive, curated online sale event. Hosted on HauteLook, Melissa has hand-selected the perfect styles for Summer that take you from day to night. The event will begin on Tuesday, July 26th at 8:00 am PST and closes on Monday, August 1st at 8:00 am PST. Film Festival: The Pan African Film Festival has announced a call for submissions for their upcoming 20th anniversary celebration fest in LA from Feb 9-20, 2012. Currently, PAFF is accepting submissions of independent features, shorts, narratives and documentary films made by or about people of African descent. Applications are available via the PAFF website at www.paff.org by emailing ao@paff.org or calling (310) 337-4737. Movies: Captain America The First Avenger. Paramount Pictures and Marvel Studios. Starring Chris Evans, Tommy Lee Jones, Hugo Weaving, Hayley Atwell, Sebastian Stan, Dominic Cooper, Toby Jones, Neal McDonough, Derek Luke, Ken Choi, Richard Armitage, JJ Field and Bruno Ricci. Directed by Joe Johnston. Screenplay by Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely. Produced by Kevin Feige, Stephen Broussard and Victoria Alonso. This movie takes place at the onset of WWII in 1941. A 98lb weakling named Steve Rogers (Evans) is rejected for military service but soon finds himself as the guinea pig of a government experimental program that turns him into a super-soldier known as Captain America. Of course evil Nazis are the enemy, a pretty damsel is involved and there is plenty of fighting and blowing up going on. The comic book fans should approve. Crazy, Stupid Love. Warner Bros. Pictures. Starring Steve Carrell, Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Julianne Moore, Kevin Bacon, Crystal Reed, Marisa Tome and Joey King. Directed by Glenn Ficarra and John Reque. Written by Dan Fogel. Produced by Steve Carell and Denise Di Novi. After years of marriage, Cals (Carrell) wife has an affair and wants a divorce. He completely fall to pieces. Ladies man Jacob (Gosling) comes to his rescue by giving his outdated image a complete make over that transforms him into a club scene lady killer. Then all hell breaks loose. This movie is funny and will hold your attention from beginning to end. Hit me up at feedbackrych@sbcglobal.net. Study, Observe and Win! Rych Rych McCains Hollyhood NotesBy Rych McCain, feedbackrych@sbcglobal.net and Facebook 29th RMHN TEVYN COLE FEATURED AS ONE OF FORBES MAGAZINE'S TOP GRADE-SCHOOL ENTREPRENEURSForbes' Editors Pick 16 Young Entrepreneurs to Showcase to their Worldwide Audience Eighteen years old Tevyn Cole, owner of School Me Clothing, is featured as one of Forbes Magazine's young entrepreneurs. Forbes Magazine's staff contacted Tevyn Cole and interviewed him about School Me Clothing and his journey into business as a young student. Cole is featured along with 15 other budding entrepreneurs for Forbes' special report on 16 Grade-School Entrepreneurs. "I am completely honored to be recognized by such an awesome publication such as Forbes. I appreciate their efforts to expose young people doing really cool things," says Tevyn Cole. Tevyn was just recently a featured speaker at Steve Harvey's 2011 Disney Dreamers Academy. He is a junior at Eastern Michigan University majoring in international business and Japanese. He is a 2008 Steve Harvey Disney Dreamer, 2010 Black Enterprise Teenpreneur of the Year nominee, 2010 Ebony Magazine Breakout to Watch, winner of the Laila Ali/Kroger "I Can Make History" Contest and named one of the "Top 25 Innovators Under the Age of 22" by www.theroot.com. He has also received several recognitions within his community and school for his commitment to service and academics. In addition, Tevyn Cole is a teen motivational speaker and has a true passion for positively impacting his peers. Learn more about Tevyn Cole and School Me Clothing at www.schoolmeclothing.com.

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JULY 30, 2011THE STARPR 1 PREP RAP PREP RAP Youth Section Youth Section Estelleby Sandy Neal Freelance Writer, PhotographerThis week Grammy Award winning R&B artist, Rapper, SingerSongwriter and Record Producer Estelle was in Jacksonville at the studios of 93.3 The Beat for an interview with T-Roy (Radio Personality) for her promotional tour for her new album All of MeŽ. Born Estelle Fanta Swaray was born January 18, 1980 in Hammersmith, London to a Senegalese mother and father from Grenada; she grew up in West London to a large family of eight siblings. Estelle won a Grammy Award for her song American BoyŽ featuring Kanye West that reached the top 10 in many countries; it was nominated for Song of the year at the 51st Grammy Awards and was number seven on Rolling Stones list of 100 best songs of 2008. She also received an award for Best NewcomerŽ and three Best Female ArtistŽ trophies from the UK Hip Hop Awards, she was nominated for Best New Artist by BET Awards, and won Soul Approved Best New Artist by BET J Virtual Awards just to name a few. Estelle has collaborated with such artist as: Common (which she says is BeautifulŽ), Kanye West (American Boy), Mr. Hudson (Supernova, she made an appearance in the video), Busta Rhymes (World Go Round), Robin Thicke (Rollacoasta, in which she co-wrote and it appears on his album Sex Therapy), Kardinal OffiShall (Freak) she is featured on Gucci Manes album The Appeal: Georgias Most Wanted, Rick Ross (Break My Heart, her latest single). Estelle is a Rap and Reggae fan she grew up listening to Big Daddy Kane and Kool G Rap and actually got her start as a rapper in London (she spit a little bit during the interview and it actually sounded good). In 2009, the song StarŽ was released and used in Crystal Light commercials and she appeared on the Tonight Show with Conan OBrien. In 2010, she modeled for Naomi Campbells Fashion for Relief runway show for the White Ribbon Alliance to raise funds for mothers in Haiti. When asked, What would be your best advice to an upcoming artist?Ž she says, Put your best work out there, be focused, be creative, and dont compromise your morals. Its a lot of work and pounding the pavement you are OnŽ all the time there is very little downtime time (she just purchased a home, which she is in the process of moving in and she enjoys the television show Modern FamilyŽ) you are also sleep deprived a lot of the time. She also says social networking (Facebook, Twitter etc.) is key to your success as well. Estelle founded the non-profit All of Me FoundationŽ in 2010. Her mission is to Enlighten, Educate and Expand the horizons of young people by providing knowledge and exposure to real-life work experiences, hands-on activities, and crosscultural volunteer projects abroad. All Of Me has partnered with Virgin Unite and they will function as the back office by handling all administrative cost for donor 501 (c)(3) receipts and tax preparations. For more information email info@allofmefoundation.org Estelle really has her hands full with her singing, songwriting and philanthropy. She was a joy to meet, she has a beautiful spirit, and maybe next time she comes back to Jacksonville it will be for a concert. If you would like to see where she is going to be on tour or news about Estelle visit these sites: www.estellemusic.com www.twitter.com/estelledarlings, www.myspace.com/estelleonline

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JULY 30, 2011THE STARPR 2 PREP RAP PREP RAP Things To Know Before Renting An Apartment Or House (StatePoint) More Americans than ever are renting homes, due to factors ranging from a tough housing market to people moving for new job opportunities. Whether you are considering renting a house or apartment, there are many things to consider before signing on the dotted line. Its most important to understand your lease and protect your property against damage and theft. Read the Fine Print You need to understand all details of your lease, including your responsibilities. Be sure to check beginning and expiration dates. How much will rent increase next year? Are utilities included? Is renters insurance required? How are maintenance requests handled? And if youre short on cash for your security deposit, consider asking your landlord about an alternative security deposit program, such as one called SureDeposit. The service enables you to avoid more expensive traditional security deposits by paying a one-time bond premium at a fraction of the cost. In the event of damage at the end of the lease, SureDeposit reimburses the apartment owner or manager, and the renter reimburses the bond company. Renters Insurance is Key One of the most essential things you can do is purchase renters insurance, required by many property managers. Your personal belongings wont be covered by your landlords insurance in the event of theft or disaster. Could you afford to replace your TV, computer, furniture and clothing if they were damaged by fire or smoke? What if you left the water running and damaged your furniture and rug? A good renters insurance policy, such as one from Assurant Specialty Property, will cover more than just your personal belongings -it can even pay part of your rent should you lose your job. Renters insurance also provides personal liability coverage. If someone is hurt in your apartment you could be liable for medical expenses. And if you accidentally start a kitchen fire and dont have insurance, you would be liable for damage to your unit and your neighbors property. For information on choosing the right policy, visit www.rentersecurity.com. A residential fire occurs every 80 seconds according to the U.S. Fire Administration. You should ask yourself how expensive it would be to get your life back after such an event or a burglary, if you werent insured,Ž says Kathy McDonald, Senior Vice President of Assurant Specialty Property. In these types of situations, renters quickly realize the value of their renters insurance. For a minimal financial investment, renters insurance provides peace of mind for the unexpected.Ž Trust But Verify Before committing to your new home, inspect it and make sure any problems are noted so you arent charged for them. Check everything, including walls, floors, windows, electricity and plumbing. You should even inspect closets and the interiors of appliances. Being properly prepared can make the complicated task of renting easier and speed you on your way to that housewarming party! Fun Ways To Celebrate Birthdays(StatePoint) Youve shopped, clicked and searched for the perfect birthday gift, but still have no idea what to buy. Not to worry. Finding a gift even the most hard-to-shopfor friend will love is easy if you get creative. Birthdays are a time to feel special,Ž says Amy Myers, vice president of creative services at the national gift retailer, Things Remembered. The best gifts are personalized in a way that speaks to each persons uniqueness or your relationship with one another.Ž Here are some tips for finding the right gifts for upcoming birthdays: Recall Small Talk Whats going on in their lives? What are their accomplishments, life changes or aspirations? Recalling dropped hints or recent conversations can help you choose gifts that have personal meaning. An aspiring writer might appreciate an engraved journal to encourage new passions. A wanderlust traveler would love a travel clock or digital photo keychain to capture far-off memories. The friend who loves volunteering might like a day off her feet. Hire a housecleaning service or handyman to complete unfinished household chores. Commemorate Memorable Occasions If he or she is celebrating a milestone birthday, commemorate it with a gift that lasts beyond the big event. Think about timeless classics -a pocket watch for him or a piggy bank for the little one often become cherished heirlooms. Think about the occasion,Ž Myers says. Is it her first birthday since becoming a mom? Or first as homeowner? If gifts touch that milestone, theyll always be viewed with a smile.Ž Charm bracelets are also great ways to celebrate special memories. For example, Things Remembered sells engravable charms, such as a birthday cake or birthstone to truly personalize the gift. Celebrate Your Relationship The relationship you share has been built on years of experiences together. Whether you celebrate your loved ones birthday with a trip to a museum or a party at an arcade, gifts that celebrate special moments youve shared together will make the memory last. Gather photos and get creative in your presentation. Keepsakes come in all shapes and sizes. Create a display board with fabric, ribbon and buttons to hold photographs. Or, gifts like a photo bookmark are both practical and meaningful. Do Something Unexpected Birthday cakes and parties are time-honored traditions, but an element of surprise makes the special day even more memorable. Take a vacation day, let your child stay home from school, or have the office book your spouses calendar and surprise him with a day off. Try something adventurous like whitewater rafting. Or make a birthday last longer by taking a class -anything from pottery to poetry will do. For more gift ideas, visit www.ThingsRemembered.com. Remember, birthdays are meant to indulge. Dont be afraid to think creatively and give gifts that say something.

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C&J1 C M Y K Crime and Justice Crime and JusticeA Publication of the Florida Star and Georgia StarJULY 30, 2011 THE STAR C&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 area.Rappers Sell Stolen Best Buy Items to Fund Rap Music CareersFive have been arrested in connection of burglaries at Best Buy stores that had been going on for a seven month period. Since January, there has been a total of eleven burglaries; eight burglaries in Duval County, one burglary in Gainesville, another in Ocala, and an attempt in Daytona Beach. Police say the stores had lost about a quarter million dollars in merchandise, which is approximately $250,000. InMarch, 62 laptops were reported stolen from a Best Buy valuing up to $77,000, which led to the first arrest. On March 18, James Vadal Beal, 19, was arrested after trying to sell nine of the stolen laptops to a flea market. Beal was not involved in the burglary. He had actually bought the computers from burglars and he admitted that he was aware that they were stolen when he bought them for $1,000. The computers were being sold by the thieves to other flea markets and also being advertised as being still in the box on Craigslist. Police were finally able to crack down on those who may have been responsible for the burglaries that had been reported throughout North Florida. They said they followed a suspicious minivan that was driving around in the area. The vehicle led them to a Best Buy, where they spent five hours cruising around to make sure the area was clear of any police activity. Then at 3:30 a.m., they started beating at the wall with a sledgehammer, but little did they know that they were being watched. Jeffrey Lamont Platts, 32, William David Alonzo, 19, and Demarco A. Varnes-Appling, 21 were arrested and charged with burglary. Varnes-Appling and Platts were confirmed to be gang members. Police said the three men stole and tried to sell the laptops to help fund their rap music careers. A warrant was issued for another suspect, Breyon Fidell Gilbert, 20, who fled the scene, but he turned himself into JSO detectives three days later. James Vadal Beal Demarco Varnes-Appling William David Alonzo Jeffery Lamont Platts Breyon Fidell GilbertMan Killed by Marine WifeA call had been made to the police by a woman who shot another man herself. The man she shot was her own husband. CallieEudora Adams, 40, who was a Gunnery Sargeant of the Marine Corp, was with her husband, Rodney A. Williams, 43, at a club one night. The two had gotten into an argument inside, but instead of settling down as they left the club, it got worse. The argument started to get physical and Rodney started to throwing blows at his wifes face. Callie then grabbed a gun from inside her car and warned Rodney that she would shoot him if he didnt stop hitting her. As Callie tried to drive away, Rodney managed to jump into the backseat and he started to attack her again. That is when Callie grabbed the gun again and let off two shots in the backseat, one striking her husband in the chest. She realized that she actually shot her husband after hearing him cough. She then stopped the vehicle at a gas station to pull him out and called 911 and tried performing CPR on him. but Rodney died at the scene. Callie was arrested and charged with murder. The case is being reviewed with the state attorney to determine if this was an act of self-defense. Callie and Rodney Adams

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JULY 30, 2011THE STARC&J 2 SSSHH! From Actual Police ReportsDid You Hear About?... Did You Hear About?... EDITORS NOTE: All suspects are deemed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law. The Sheriffs Office reports are a matter of public record. The Star seeks to educate in the hope of keeping our community safe. QUICK TIPS INUSINGYOURMONEYWISELY €Dont let greed overcome your common sense. €Be wary of ƒ High-pressure sales; Demands for cash only; Pressure for quick decisions; Secret deals; No-Risk, high-yield investments. €Get a second opinion from someone you trust. €Remember: If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is! DIALING FOR YOUR DOLLARS €If a caller asks for your credit card number to verify a free vacation or other gift, hang up. Your number may be used to charge purchases by phone. €Make sure you know the charges before calling a 900 number. Most 800 numbers are free 900 numbers arent. €Be very suspicious if you receive a collect call from someone who says hes a lawenforcement officer with emergency information about a family member, requesting your phone card number to charge the call. Other variations of this scam include a telephone company investigator checking a system failure, or an FCC official investigating a complaint. €Ask for a financial reports if a caller requests a charitable donation. Reputable charities will always send this information if you ask. **Never make an investment with a stranger over the phone. 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 Two Men Shoot and Kill Another Over Drugs andMoneyCody Lee Griffin, 22, was found dead in his house where he lived with his grandmother. Investigators say the crime involved drugs and money. Arrests were made on Aaron Michael Nolley, 19, and Kenneth Arthur Wilson III, 18, who were responsible for the death of Griffin. Nolley and Wilson were said to be friends and were aware of Griffin dealing drugs out of the house. The two men entered the house in search of marijuana and money, where Griffin was shot three times, twice by Wilson and once by Nolley. Griffins grandmother, 74, woke up in the morning to find her grandson dead. She said she last saw him playing video games the night before going to sleep. She said she took care of him often when he was younger and took him in to move with her when he was 15 after his mother died. Duval County court records also showed that he had never been in any trouble. U.S. marshals were able to track down Nolley at his home in Orange Park. Nolley was arrested and confessed to his crime. On the same day, Wilson went to police headquarters himself and was arrested as well. Both are charged with murder and armed robbery. Help Prevent Air Conditioning Unit TheftMore and more air conditioning units are being stolen as well as vandalized in Jacksonville, especially closed businesses. You may prevent yourself from having your units stolen by placing GPS units to track them down if they get stolen. Also special caging can be placed around your air conditioner to make it difficult for thieves to take parts from or steal it. Also keeping an eye out for your neighbors or anywhere that you see suspicious activity, especially around unattended business or homes, is encouraged. If you see trucks with air-conditioning units in the back, especially pick-up trucks, you may want to report the description of the vehicle and the tag number to the police. Aaron Michael Nolley

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JULY 30, 2011 THE STAR C&J 3Bizarre Crimes Bizarre Crimeswho, what, when...huh? Other Unusual Crimes Across the Nation Mother Uses 10-Year-Old Daughter to Shoplift Alfray Lavern Watts, 35, had been going shopping with her two daughters, who were 6 and 10 years old. But the shopping trip had been cut short when security came across a bag of unpaid merchandise. Watts went to shop at a store for clothes with her daughters. Watts and her 10-year-old daughter picked out several items from separate parts of the store and both met up in a fitting room together. They tried to hide the stolen items in a bag they already had. After coming out of the fitting room, Watts had her 10-yearold walk out first with the bag, while she decided to walk out with her other daughter ter. Security stopped all three of them and held them until police arrived. Watts had stolen $300 in merchandise and was arrested and charged with shoplifting and contributing to the delinquency of a child. She is being held on a $1,5000 bond. Records showed that she had been also charged with petty theft and contributing to the delinquency of a child several months ago. Also her 10-year-old daughter had been charged with petty theft and taken to the Juvenile Detention Center. The 6-year-old was turned over to a family member Woman Kills the Man She Met Through Craigslist The body of Daniel Stuart Somerson was found decomposing with multiple stab wounds at his house. The killer behind the death of the 53-year-old was none other than Latoya KorrenJordan, 24, who had been living with the victim since late May. Detectives say Jordan had been using Craigslist as a means to meet with middle-aged men and live with them. She moved in with the men not for sex, but just to simply live off of them Before Jordan moved in, Somerson had lived alone and was divorced. A neighbor described him as a very isolated person and that he did not associate himself with others much. Investigators believe that Jordan may have lashed out at Somerson after a dispute. She had confessed to killing Somerson and said that she will not be killing again. Also Investigators dont know if Jordan had killed others in the past. Jordan was found living with another man from Craigslist, who picked her up from Somersons home. She was arrested and charged with murder. Also Somerson had been on the news before in 2004, where he was involved with the FBI terrorism task force due to toxin ricin being sent in the mail. The FBI cleared it after he denied being any part of it Woman Fights For Baby So SheCould Eat It L.A., CAAdriana Miranda, 29, was a mother of a 4month old son and had him in a stroller as she was walking down the street with her sister. A 36-year-old woman, Natasha Hubbard, then unexpectedly reached into the stroller and swung the baby overhead. She then slammed the child into a metal rail of a truck. Miranda and her sister tried to fight her off and Miranda finally regained possession of her child. Hubbard did not give up and started scratching at her. Miranda and her sister then ran to a nearby store for help, but the owner pushed them back out. Luckily, by the time they came back out, Hubbard was gone. The police were able to find Hubbard with the help of witnesses and arrested her for aggravated assault. She is being set on a $30,000 bail. She had been arrested before for aggravated assault and also carrying a dangerous weapon. When asked did, Hubbard said she tried to break the babys arm off so that she could eat it. A lawyer defending a man accused of burglary tried this creative defense: "My client merely inserted his arm into the window and removed a few trifling articles. His arm is not himself, and I fail to see how you can punish the whole individual for an offense committed by his limb." "Well put," the judge replied. "Using your logic, I sentence the defendant's arm to one year's imprisonment. He can accompany it or not, as he chooses." The defendant smiled. With his lawyer's assistance he detached his artificial limb, laid it on the bench, and walked out. A man robbed a convenience store and ran out with a bag full of cash. He got down the street and realized he had left his car keys on the counter. When he returned to the store, he was promptly arrested. A guy wearing pantyhose on his face tried to rob a store in a mall. When security came, he quickly grabbed a shopping bag and pretended to be shopping, forgetting that he was still wearing the pantyhose. He was captured and his loot was returned to the store.ebizarre.comAlfray Watts Latoya Korren Jordan

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JULY 30, 2011THE STARC&J 4 PAGE B4 C M Y K Crime & Justice Crime & Justice MISSING PERSONS Name: MARIHA TRENICE SMITH Age: 5 Weight: 35 lbs (16 kg) Last seen: 7/24/2011 Name: MONIQUE DAVENDER Age: 17 Weight: 160 lbs (73 kg) Last seen: 7/23/11 Name: SCHYLLER MARIE TORRES Age: 17 Weight: 165 lbs (75 kg Last seen: 7/25/11 Name: LAKIA SHAWNTA WILLIAMS Age: 17 Weight: 150 lbs (68 kg) Last seen: 7/24/11 Name: LADONNAE WELLS Age: 15 Weight: 187 lbs (85 kg) Last seen: 7/25/11 Wanted For Non Payment Of Child Support Name: David Allens Purge amount $1070.00. City: Daytona Beach Name: Shropshire, Jessie Purge amount N/A. City: Daytona Beach Name: Williams, Anthony Purge amount $570.00. City: Daytona Beach Name: Gentle, Eddie Purge amount $1570.00. City: Daytona Beach 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: Smith, Tushawn Purge amount $440.00 City: Daytona Beach Name: Jones, Andrea Purge amount $1070.00. City: Daytona Beach Predator Arrests Brevard county convicted child predator arrested on federal child pornography chargesORLANDO, Fla. A Palm Bay man was arrested Friday on a criminal complaint for distribution and possession of child pornography following an investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the Brevard County Sheriff's Office. Rafael Gonzalez, 51, was temporarily detained after his initial appearance, pending indictment charges. Gonzalez was identified as a registered sex offender in Florida, following his conviction in Brevard County for sexual battery on a child in 2004. If indicted on distribution and possession of child pornography, Gonzalez will face a mandatory minimum of 15 years and up to 40 years in federal prison for each count of distribution of child pornography and a $250,000 fine. Additionally, he will face a minimum of 10 years, up to a maximum of 20 years, in federal prison and a $250,000 fine for possession of child pornography.North Florida man sentenced to 15 years for child pornography offensesPENSACOLA, Fla. „ A Fort Walton Beach, Fla., man was sentenced in federal court in Pensacola Thursday for the online exploitation of children, following an investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). Branden M. Scott, 29, was sentenced to 15 years in federal prison to be followed by 20 years of supervised release. Scott will also have to register as a sex offender. The charges stemmed from an undercover operation, in which it was learned that Scott used the Internet to share hundreds of graphic images of prepubescent children engaged in sexual activity. Some of these images involved infants engaged in such acts. Also during this time frame, Scott engaged in online "chat," in which he discussed his desire to engage in sex acts with a teenage family member. A federal search warrant was executed on his residence earlier this year by ICE HSI agents, along with other members of the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, and the evidence seized from his residence confirmed such activity. Scott was actively online at the time law enforcement entered his residence to execute the warrant. Chief U.S. District Judge M. Casey Rodgers for the Northern District of Georgia observed during sentencing that the graphic nature of the "chat" provided insight into Scott's thoughts. Scott was held responsible for possessing over 95,000 images and videos of child pornography, and Rodgers noted this included images of "infants in bondage and distress." The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney David L. Goldberg of the Northern District of Florida.