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President Obama will deliver remarks during the August 28 Dedication Ceremony. Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Berry Gordy, Jr., George Lucas, Jamie Foxx and Clarence Avant will serve as celebrity cochairs for the Dedication of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial in Washington, D.C. This will be the first on the National Mall to honor a man of peace, hope, and color and will be on the 48th anniversary of the March on Washington and Dr. Kings historic I Have a DreamŽ speech. Many leaders will be present to celebrate. yyy0vjghnqtkfcuvct0eqo Nqqmkpi"hqt"ewuvqogtu"vq"rcvtqpk|g"{qwt dwukpguu"qt"wvknk|g"{qwt"ugtxkeguA"Kh"{qw cpuygtgf"[GU."vjgp"{qw"pggf"vq"rnceg"cp"cf kp"Vjg"Hnqtkfc"qt"Igqtikc"Uvct#""ECNN ;261988/::56"vq"rnceg"{qwt"cf"VQFC[## Check, Money Order, Or Credit Cards Accepted PQTVJGCUV"HNQTKFC‘U"QNFGUV."NCTIGUV."OQUV"TGCF"CHTKECP"COGTKECP"QYPGF"PGYURCRGT K P U K F G Opinion-Editorial...........A-2 Church....................A-3 Life Style..........................A-4 Local-Florida.............B-1 Area News....................B-3 Columns......................B-2 Sports..........................B-4 Crime & Justice..(A).C&J-1-4 Prep Rap............(B). 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Vjg""Igqtikc"Uvct# Korcev"Tcfkq CO3582"" *;26+"988/::56 UKPEG"3;73 Ugg"vjgug"uvqtkgu"cpf"oqtg"kp Ugg"vjgug"uvqtkgu"cpf"oqtg"kp vjg"Etkog"cpf"Lwuvkeg"Ugevkqp0 vjg"Etkog"cpf"Lwuvkeg"Ugevkqp0 Xkevko"pqv"c"Xkevko"dwv ycu"Cvvgorvkpi"Owtfgt Yqogp"Ugv"Wr"d{" Mcucpqxc"vq"Uvgcn State Senator Anthony C. TonyŽ Hill, Sr. Congresswoman Corrine Brown and members of Greater Macedonia Baptist Church assembled together Sunday, August 7, 2011 for the dedication ceremony and unveiling of the road designation marker, saluting their pastor, Rev. Dr. Landon L. Williams, Sr. The road designation was passed unanimously by the City Council. Rev. Dr. Williams has received many awards and honors for being a leader of the community. He has been the pastor of Greater Macedonia Baptist Church for over 35 years. For his dedication he has received a Community Service Award from the A. Philip Randolph Institute. He has also been a fighter for Civil Rights and a supporter of the labor movement In his commitment to help eradicate the health disparities in the Jacksonville community, Rev. Dr. Williams serves as the Agape Community Health Center Chairman of the Board and oversees the health ministry at Greater Macedonia. The health ministry coordinates activities and information that promotes a healthy lifestyle. Fgfkecvkqp"Egtgoqp{"vq"dg jgnf"Cwiwuv"4:."4233"kp"F0E0 Although statistics show that between 800 and 1,200 people have been bitten by infected mosquitoes in Duval County recently, most will not experience symptoms. The Duval County Health Department spokesmank Dr. Harmon said residents should not panic but should be protected against mosquitoes. He further stated that three West Nile cases have been found through blood testing and donations. Most have no symptons. Common signs include fever, headache, body aches, fatigue, and occasionally, skin rash, swollen lymph glands and eye pain. Serious signs include high fever, stiff neck, disorientation, tremors, lack of coordination, convulsions and pain. Yguv"Pkng"Xktwu"Mknnu qpg"kp"Lcemuqpxknng."qpg kp"In{pp"Eqwpv{ Okuu"Rgpkvgpvkct{"4233 Rev. Dr. Robert Joel Leggett, who served as pastor of Emanuel Baptist Church, St. Simon Island, Georgia for 58 years, died Wednesday night at his residence. Dr. Leggett also served as Senior Pastor at First African Baptist Church in Waynesville, GA (Brantley County) and Galilee Baptist Church in the Brookman Community. Homegoing services will be held at Abundant Life Fellowship, 103 Buckingham Place, Brunswick, GA 31525 on Saturday, August 20, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. In August 2008, Juanita Isom, 69, was encouraged by her daughter, Leesa, to go back to school and attain her masters degree in history. After the death of her daughter, just two months later, Isom continued and earned her bachelors degree from Southern University. This week, she earned her masters degree from Florida A&M University (FAMU) in a field she and her daughter both loved, history. When we started this, Leesa said, Mama, dont quit! Promise me that you will keep going,Ž Isom said. We werent thinking anything was going to happen to her. After she passed away, I could have done a lot of things, but I didnt. I had to keep my promise to her. Ms. Isom earned her masters degree in history this summer. Uejqqn"Uwrrnkgu Ikxg"Cyc{"cpf"Vcz/Htgg Kvgou"Cwiwuv"34/36."4233 Ugg"Kpukfg  Her talents are playing the harmonica and check forgery. She is doing 2-4 years. She is the 2011 Miss Penitentiary.Ž She is Raira Paixao, the third Miss Penitentiary beauty pageant winner at the Womans Prison of Brasilia. Raira won after receiving the most votes. Her prize was a bouquet of flowers with a file in it and a 20-minute head start. The prison feels this event gives inmates goals, pride and steps towards improving their self-esteem. XC"Enkpke"Itqwpfdtgcmkpi Itgcv"Itcpfoqvjgt"Igvu"jgt Ocuvgtu"kp"Jkuvqt{"cv"HCOW Eqpitguuocp"Cpfgt"Etgpujcy."Xgvgtcpu"Chhcktu"Ugetgvct{"Gtkm"M0 Ujkpugm.""Eqpitguuyqocp"Eqttkpg"Dtqyp."Oc{qt"Ekv{"qh Lcemuqpxknng"Cnxkp"Dtqyp."Vjqocu"C"Ecrrgnnq."Fktgevqt."Pqtvj Hnqtkfc"Uqwvj"Igqtikc"Xgvgtcpu"Jgcnvj"U{uvgo" Congresswoman Brown thanked those who made the commitment to build a VA Clinic in Jacksonville to serve the 1,000 plus veterans who go to the current clinic every day. The new clinic will no longer require N.E. Florida veterans to travel to Lake City or Gainesville for timely care. Construction is scheduled to be completed next year. Lwcpkvc"Kuqo."8; Igqtikc"Ctgc"Nqugu" c"Ocuvgthwn"Rcuvqt Tgx0"Ft0"T0"L0"Ngiigvv *Tqdgtv"Lqgn+.":; Ucpfgtu."Ujctrg"Gpvgt Hqqvdcnn"Jcnn"qh"Hcog OCTMGT"JQPQTKPI"TGX0"FT0"NCPFQP"N0 YKNNKCOU."UT0 Tgx0"Ft0"Ncpfqp"Yknnkcou."Ut0 Deion Sanders of Florida and Shannon Sharpe of Georgia were both inducted into the Football Hall of Fame Saturday night. Deion, who won two Super Bowl rings and is the first to play in an NFL game on the same day that he played in a World Series game, is known as footballs ultimate showman. Shannon Sharpe, asked the committee to consider his brother in the future to receive the same honor. He gave much praise to his grandmother. and said he was the second best player in his family. Rgvkvkqp"vq"Tgkpuvcvg"Rctqng"kp"Hnqtkfc The Forgotten Majority Group has put a petition on line asking Governor Rick Scott to Reinstate Parole in Florida. Parole ended in 1983 when it gave way to mandatory minimum sentencing. However, according to the group, that leaves those handed long, unjust sentences no hope for parole, ever. The group is seeking 50,000 signatures to take to Tallahassee and present to the Governor and plan to ride buses from all over the state. We will be known as Families4Freedom.Ž The petition is found at www.forgottenmajority.com Click on the button next to Gov. Scotts picture and scroll down to sign. You can also send a text to (904) 254-0582 and leave your name, location and email address.

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Black Vote In Danger For Obama?LOS ANGELES In quick succession, two brightly lit danger signs burst on President Obamas reelection road. The first was the recent Washington Post/ABC poll showing that nearly as many African-Americans say they are displeased with Obamas performance as those who approve. The prime reason for the discontent is jobs, or lack thereof, in black communities. Political analyst Earl Ofari Hutchinson writes, the jobless rate has hit crisis levels in many inner-city communities, and the perception is that the president simply isnt saying and doing enough to combat the crisis. The criticism is not fair given the absolute refusal of congressional Republicans and more than a few Democrats to kick out another penny for job stimulus and training programs. He has also had to beat back every effort by the same forces determined to hack, slash, and vaporize any spending on education and infrastructure spending. Nonetheless, the perception is still that Obama hasnt done enough on the blackjobs front, and that hurts. The second danger sign is that Rep. Emmanuel Cleaver, co-chair of he Congressional Black Caucus, flatly called the debt ceiling deal a sugar coated Satan sandwich.Ž Caucus members of been displeased with the presidents compromise and conciliation with the GOP to get a debt ceiling deal. But the comments by Cleaver, a Missouri Democrat, raised the inevitable question of whether there is a deeper meaning -that many black legislative officials are hearing the grumbles and feeling the heat from more blacks about Obamas perceived failure to take more aggressive action to deal with black needs? The Caucus has straddled the fine line between extreme care not to say and do anything that will give any more ammunition to Obamas sworn enemies to attack him on policy questions. Certainly, they have not wanted to feed any public impression that their support (and that of black voters for Obama) has in any way diminished. But the other side of that fine line is the crisis of black joblessness, compounded by an exploding wealth gap between black and white households that is as high as its been in modern times. The expectation driven by mounting desperation is that Obama must take off the wraps and mount a frontal assault on the problems of the black poor. But that bumps squarely up against the political reality that the GOP, Congress, and a divided Democratic Party has severely restricted his already tightly constricted political maneuverability. Those constraints have come just when he had to jump start new initiatives and programs to tackle the jobless plight of black males and the disproportionate number of blacks in home foreclosure, as well as spend more to combat failing inner-city public schools, curtail black homelessness and push criminal-justice reform. The criticisms of Obamas perceived failings have hit the mark with some blacks. But criticism means little when no matter how badly some blacks think Obama has performed in confronting urban problems -and for being too willing to make nice with the GOP -they forget to consider this question: If not Obama, who? Its beyond absurd to even suggest any of the pack of GOP presidential contenders as any kind of alternative to Obama. For the past half-century, blacks have given every Democratic presidential candidate and president an unflagging 80 to 90 percent of their vote. This will not change in 2012, whether Obama is the Democrat presidential contender or not. Even if some blacks, out of frustration or dislike for Obama, were tempted to look elsewhere, the GOP contenders have made it clear in word and deed they will mount a full assault on every program and initiative on health care, education, infrastructure investment and federal spending on job creation. Medicaid, Medicare and Social Security, as well as education, labor and civil rights protections will also be under attack. Few black voters are prepared to commit political suicide to back anyone that will do that. The fall off in Obama's approval ratings among some black voters is no surprise. The expectation that Obama could whipsaw a GOP that has dug in its heels and opposed any and every program and initiative on Obamas legislative table -not to mention for him to wage an open sustained battle for black needs -was always a fantasy. But its no fantasy that despite the danger signs in the criticisms and disappointment of many blacks, Obama is the only thing that stands between the GOP and their total economic and political ruin. PAGE A-2 THESTAR AUGUST 13, 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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JACKSONVILLE, FL ALBERTA Clayton, died August 8, 2011. AXSON Willis, died August 4, 2011. BALLANTINE Pamela C., 57, died August 7, 2011. BARKSDALE Calvin, died August 7, 2011. BARNES Myra, died August 6, 2011. BARWICK Laura Mae, 87, died August 8, 2011. BING Marquis, died August 5, 2011. BORDERS Maxie Alfred, III, died August 5, 2011. BREMAN John E., 84, died August 3, 2011. BROWN Bobby, Sr., 61, died July 31, 2011. C. L. Page Mortuary, Inc. CARTER Samuel Jacob, Jr., died August 5, 2011. CHAMPION Rev. Lewis, Sr., died August 3, 2011. COLLIER Andrew, Jr., funeral service was held August 8, 2011. COOPER Sarah Celesta Barrett, 72, died August 7, 2011. CREWS Vernon D., 73, died August 2, 2011. FRANKLIN Tamra Sue, 49, died August 4, 2011. GLOVER Michael E., 61, died August 2, 2011. GRANT, Janice M., died August 7, 2011. GUNTER John, died August 6, 2011. HARRELL Ernestine, 92, died August 5, 2011. HARVICK Rhonda, died August 2, 2011. HAWK Daniel G., died August 4, 2011. HILL Mary Flanigan, 68, died August 5, 2011. JENNINGS, Stanley, died August 6, 2011. JONES Marinell Richey, 63, died August 5, 2011. JOY Roberta T., died August 6, 2011. KELLY Vassie L., 77, died August 5, 2011. LITTLE, Eloise Anderson, 81, died August 7, 2011. MATTHEWS Larry, died August 6, 2011. MATTHEWS Norma Sharon, 60, died August 2, 2011. PADGETT Wilford Harold, 60, died August 4, 2011. PARIS Leatrice Forty, died August 3, 2011. PRICE Olan J., 71, died August 5, 2011. RIVERS Barbara, died August 4, 2011. ROUSSELL Cory David, died August 3, 2011. ROZENSKI Steven, died August 7, 2011. SCOPPETTULO Jerry, 85, died August 5, 2011. SCOTT Barbara, died August 5, 2011. SCOTT LULA, died August 2, 2011. SIMMONS Louvenia, 63, died August 1, 2011. C.L. Page Mortuary, Inc. SIMMONS Muriel Jane Meggs, 72, died August 5, 2011. SPEYERS Linda Louise, 62, died August 6, 2011. THOMAS, Garth Eugene, 94, died August 7, 2011. THORNTON Marilyn, 70, died August 7, 2011. VAN KAMPEN Pamela Lynn, 41, died August 7, 2011. VASHI, Urmilaben Devraj, died August 6, 2011. WALKER Robert Stanley, 65, died August 3, 2011. WELLS, Evelyn Blackston, died August 4, 2011. WILLIAMS Faye, 86, died August 9, 2011. WRIGHT, Avillars, diedAugust 7, 2011.~*~GEORGIA DEATHS ANDERSON, Helen, 90, died August 2, 2011. BURLINGAME Nancy, 77, died August 7, 2011. CASH Eliza, died August 9, 2011. FORTNER Fate, Jr., 79, died August 8, 2011. JACKSON Dorothy, 67, died August 8, 2011. LIGAY Edward 76, died August 6, 2011. MOSLEY, Malcom R., died August 5, 2011. STEWART Joe C., III, 62, died August 5, 2011. THOMAS, Willie C., died August 6, 2011. WARREN, Eva, died August 8, 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 AUGUST 13, 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 DEADLINE: ADVERTISING DEADLINE: For the Church Page For the Church Page Wednesdays @ 2:00 P.M. Wednesdays @ 2:00 P.M. (904) 766-8834 ask for Liz (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) 354-0934Rev. 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 HISTORIC MT. ZION AME CHURCH located at 201 E. Beaver St., Jacksonville, FL, celebrate their 145th Anniversary on August 21st. Sunday morning service begins at 10:00 a.m. The speaker will be The Honorable Mayor Alvin Brown Historic Mt. Zion AME Church is the second oldest church in the state of Florida. It was founded in 1866. It is also the second oldest AME church in the City of Jacksonville. ST. THOMAS MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH celebrates their Pastor Ernie L. Murray, Sr.s 25th Anniversary Saturday, August 13, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. at the St. Thomas Family Life Center, King David Banquet Hall, 2119 Rowe Ave. Donation: $40.00, Attire: Semi-Formal. Call (904)768-8800 for more info. 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. CHRIST RESURRECTION POWER ASSEMBLY, 4th Year Anniversary Convention Celebration. Theme: Arise Shine. August 18 21st at 7:00 p.m. daily, and 10:00 a.m. on Sunday. To be held at 1127 Bert Rd. Ministering: Bishop Francis Wale Oke, Dr. Ade Ajala; Host: Bishop and Rev. Mrs. Abiola Idowu. CENTRAL METROPOLITAN CME CHURCH FREE KUTZ 4 KIDZŽJoin Pastor Marquise Hardrick of Central Metropolitan CME for the Sunday morning worship service, August 21, at 10:45am. Following the morning worship service at 2:00 pm Central Young Adult Ministry will present free back to school hair Kutz 4 Kidz,Ž for participants ages 4 to 12 years old, from 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Registration is required. Participation forms are available for picked up Monday through Friday; from 10:00 am4:00 pm at Central Metropolitan CME Church front office, 4611 North Pearl Street, Jacksonville, FL. Kutz 4 KidzŽ program coordinator is Nikki Nicole Dunbar-Douglas, Hair Stylist/Barber. For more information, call 904 354-7426. 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 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. 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Speaker Pastor Darien Bolden of First Missionary Baptist Church of Fernandina Beach, FL. Also the Dance Ministry Recital, Saturday, August 20th at 6:30pm and Family and Friends Day, Sunday, August 21st at 11am, Speaker is Pastor James Williams of Lighthouse Church of Restoration, Jacksonville, FL. All are invited.

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TALK OF THE TOWN By by Frances Bradley / Photos by Volume Burks By by Frances Bradley / Photos by Volume Burks A4 C M Y KPAGE A-4THE STARAUGUST 13, 2011 E KAABO (pronounced eh kahbow)! In the language of the Yoruba people of Nigeria, West Africa e kaabo means welcome. I welcome you to the new Talk of the Town, a weekly lifestyle feature of The Florida Star and the Georgia Star which will focus on events happening on and around the First Coast. As the newly appointed columnist, I am so honored to follow in the footsteps of Jan Wilson, Charlotte Stewart, and Betty Asque Davis, women who I have known and admired all of my life. How did I get here? A couple of weeks ago, I received a Happy SundayŽ email from Betty Asque Davis asking me to contact her about a matter of importance. Then, there was a voicemail message on my home phone and a text message from my best friend, Ok Sun Burks, also asking me to get in touch with Betty. The levity of the email and phone greetings led me to believe her call was important, but certainly not earth shattering news. Imagine my surprise when Betty told me she was retiring as columnist of The Florida Stars popular Socially SpeakingŽ and wondered if I would be interested in taking on the assignment! I wish I could say I was demure or that I said, Let me think about it.Ž It didnt happen that way. My immediate response was, I would love to do it!Ž Actually, when Charlotte Stewart told me she was retiring from the column several years ago, I was interested then. I submitted a piece about an annual brunch held the day after Christmas to Phyllis Simpson, The Florida Stars owner, unaware that she had sold the paper and the new owner had already hired someone. That someone was Betty Asque Davis. Betty has done a remarkable job over the years. It will be hard to follow in her esteemed footsteps. As a native of Jacksonville, everyone I knew read The Florida Star. There were subscription copies in the offices of my medical doctors, C. B. McIntosh, Lansing and Lincoln Childs, E. H. Washington, Sr.; my pharmacist, Jerry Iszard of Jericho Pharmacy; my dentists, James Henderson, Jean Downing, Hunter Satterwhite; Browns Restaurant on Ashley Street; the barber shops on Davis and Ashley Streets where my Uncle and brother got haircuts; Stylist Beauty salon on Davis Street; the offices of the AfroAmerican Life Insurance Company; the local attorneys, the late Earl M. Johnson, Sr. and his partner (now Judge) Leander Shaw, Ernest Jackson, Atty. McGriff; Scrivens Philip 66 Service Station, Broadnax Standard Oil Service Station, Frank Hamptons Gulf Oil Service Station, and, of course, you could count on buying your own copy at Daylight Grocery Store or Motleys Food Store. Then and now, my main interest was always the social news column. I consider myself a native of Jacksonville, although I was born in New Haven, Connecticut. Jacksonville was my mothers home and it was here that she returned, with me in tow, to help her sisters with their ailing mother. The Calhoun siblings, Edna, Parris, Thomasina (Mama), and Frances, were the children of Rev. Thomas C. Calhoun and his school teacher wife, Neatha Shields Calhoun. In the 1920s my grandfather was Pastor of the institution known today as Historic Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church. Additionally, he served as Secretary-Treasurer of the Board of Trustees of Edward Waters, which, at the time, taught primary grades through junior college. All of the Calhoun children attended and graduated from Edward Waters. Aunt Edna and Aunt Frances pursued careers in the field of education … Aunt Frances as a Duval County elementary school teacher, while Aunt Edna served as supervisor of Negro teachers in Duval County and Dean of Women at Florida A & M University. She retired from Howard University in Washington, D. C. having served as Dean of StudentsWomen and Dean of Residence Life. (I would be remiss and in a lot of trouble with her sorors if I didnt mention that Aunt Edna was a Charter member and first Basilus of Gamma Rho Omega Chapter, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. in Jacksonville). Uncle Parris, a basso voiced, handsome man, taught at Walkers College and Stanton Vocational in Jacksonville, but was known for his work as superintendent of the Boys Home on Jessie Street. My wonderful mother, Mama, who converted to the Catholic faith as a young adult, served as the first Treasurer of the St. Pius Federal Credit Union. Her lifes work, from which she retired in 1971, was as Administrative Assistant to the late Marion Johnson, Administrator of I. L. A. Welfare and Pension Administration, the Longshoremens benefits office. My brother, Jimmy, and I attended Howard University in the early 1970s. He finished; I didnt. It was not due to a lack of talent, because I graduated with honors from Bishop Kenny High School. At 17 years of age, I was distracted as I embarked on a new chapter in my life … coming to adulthood during a pivotal time for African-Americans (we were nappy-haired, young, gifted and Black, and proud that we were no longer Negroes), on the campus considered the home of this new freedom of expression among Black intelligentsia, and in a city where everywhere I turned, there was the charm and sound of Blackness. I loved campus life and later thrilled in the life I lived as an adult working and living on my own in Chocolate CityŽ. I returned home in 1978 where I studied and was licensed as a realtor. After a couple of years (and no home sales), I bumped into what was destined to be my career in the travel industry, first as a travel agent with Avondale Travel, then as co-owner of Travel Unlimited, a bustling travel agency in the heart of downtown Jacksonville. After closing the agency, I held positions with Lem Turner Travel, American Express Consumer Travel Network, and British Airways. A post script to my thirty years of working in travel is that I did return to college and graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2004 from Edward Waters Colleges C.L.I.M.B. program with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Organizational Management. Over the years, I have enjoyed the comfort of old friendships, while cultivating many new and endearing ones. Im in contact with old friends like (Anthony) Bernard Bell, who keeps me abreast of the Floradale neighborhood where we grew up (after we moved from Calhoun Street and before I was presented to Jacksonville society as an afro-wearing Debutante); Renee (Francis) Lee, friend and business partner, from Bishop Kenny High School to Travel Unlimited; Michael Stewart, Brenda Onfroy, and Ronnie Belton, representing the Virgo Bash Royal Family; my Shields cousins; my cousin Barbara Breaker and my cousins husband Ron (an inside joke, although weve just discovered through African Ancestrys mitochondrial testing that he is also my cousin); Roxanne Iszard, from our kindergarten days at Boylan Haven to Howard U.; Longineu and Charles Parsons; Earl Johnson, Jr. and the siblings, starting with Robin and ending with Nelson; Cecilia and Mary SisterŽ Washington; Stephanie Henderson Perry; Ok Sun and Volume Burks, my best friends and their children, Chloe and Seann. BTW, Volume will be Talk of the Towns photographer; Marsha Phelts, author and Aunt Ednas neighbor at American Beach; Chief Obalumi Ogunseye and Chief Kayode Faniyi, my mentors in West African Yoruba culture and traditions; Corey Wilborn, my Obama campaign field organizer, who Ive adopted (dont tell his parents in Chicago). To the many people I couldnt mention (space limitations), my Ancestors and Elders who are proudly smiling on me, and the many of you whose paths I have yet to cross, the time is coming when Youll be the Talk of the Town. Vol. 1

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On Saturday afternoon, a family came together to celebrate the family matriarch "just because." It was not her birthday, wedding anniversary or any other special holiday; they just wanted this Special Treasure to know that she was loved and much appreciated by all of them. This treat was the idea of her grand-niece, Katrina Taylor who cohosted the afternoon with her mother, Dorothy McGriff Waiters. The special honoree was Church Mother and Family matriarch, Fannie Mobley. Always humble and never wanting anyone to make a big fuss over her, everyone knew it had to be kept secret until she walked through the door. As the attendees started smiling and showing love, she exclaimed who is this for? In unison, they responded, this is for you because we love you. With that, she took a seat and was showered with hugs and kisses from three generations of nieces, nephews and family friends. After catching her breathe, a delectable feast was served that included many of her favorite dishes and deserts including Watergate salad. There was even a decorated cake with beautiful flowers and the inscription "Just because we love you..." Thinking this was it, Mother Mobley repeatedly said, I am so happy, you all are giving me my flowers while I can smell them. This prompted Ms. Waiters to bring out the final surprise about 7 dozen roses and other flowers of all colors. Talk about icing on the cake. Mother Mobley loves gardening and when she saw all the flowers, her eyes lit up like Christmas. One grand niece, Delmanetta Barlow Mackey, and her family traveled all the way from Clermont to show their love. It was so much love and fun, the family is already thinking about the next gathering of "just because." Article by: "The Voice" T.P. Frazier Photos by Sandy NealNearly a quarter of a century after his ground breaking debut the true voice of R&B the timeless Johnny Gill has returned to reclaim his position atop of the music charts and to serve as a reminder that undeniable talent gets better with time. As if frozen and perfectly preserved for an entire new generation to love and appreciate the incomparable Johnny Gill is back sounding, writing, moving, and looking better than ever before. High praise maybe, but then again one need only look, listen, or merely observe the extremely humble crooner enter a room to know what ever the ItŽ factor is Johnny Gill possesses it. A legendary solo artist and member of two iconic R&B groups Johnnys long list of chart topping hits includes: Lets Get the Mood RightŽ, The FloorŽ, Fair Weather FriendŽ, Perfect CombinationŽ, Where Do We Go From HereŽ, Can You Stand the RainŽ, Boys to MenŽ, Im Still WaitingŽ, My, My, MyŽ, Rub You Down the Right WayŽ, Slow & SexyŽ, My BodyŽ, and one of the most beloved wedding songs of all time You For MeŽ that appeared on the soundtrack to Tyler Perrys #1 blockbuster hit Madeas Family Reunion. Credited with elevating New Edition to uncharted levels of greatness Johnny also used his remarkable voice to steer the all star trio L.S.G. that consisted of Keith Sweat and the late great Gerald Levert to platinum plus success. Born in our nations capitol Washington, D.C. served as the rearing site for a music prodigy who honed his indelible singing skills with the gospel group Wings of Faith before being discovered by R&B great Stacy Lattisaw. The very definition of music excellence Johnnys effortless range and power rather in the studio or on stage is what has allowed him to work with a whos who list of A-1 superstars such as: Janet Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Shanice, R. Kelly, Boyz II Men, LA & Babyface, Jazz legend George Howard, and late funk pioneer Rick James. Cited numerous times over his brilliant career for outstanding contributions to the arts and civic concerns Johnny was appointed National Spokesmen for the prestigious Points of Life movement that recognizes everyday men and women making a difference in their communities by then President George H.W. Bush Sr. Never one to sit idle Johnny is one of the few artists regardless of genres to tour consistently throughout their entire career. Touring most recently with the leads of New Edition Ralph Tresvant and Bobby Brown as one third of the super group Heads of State. However, its the massive buzz surrounding his latest project; the soon to be released album entitled Still WinningŽ on Notifi Records and distributed through Fontana Distribution that has Johnny poised to change the face of music once again. Loaded with a bevy of instant classics like the cds debut single In the MoodŽ written by Dave Young, Johnny, and Ralph Stacy along with Black BoxŽ written and produced by multiple Grammy winners Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, Lets Stay TogetherŽ written and produced by hit maker extraordinaire Bryan Michael Cox & J. Que, It Would Be YouŽ produced by Troy Taylor and written by R&B sensation Trey Songz, Trains, Planes, and AutomobilesŽ written by Wyclef Jean & Johnny, and Been Loving YouŽ, a song that reunites Johnny with L.S.G. group mate Keith Sweat and Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Eddie Levert. Setting the stage for an album guaranteed to be at the top of both radio stations and real music lovers playlist the world over. Generally considered the number one R&B crooner alive is a distinction well deserved by a true gentleman who will undoubtedly go down in the annals of music history as arguably the greatest singer to ever pick up a microphoneƒ The Voice Johnny Gill. B1 C M Y KAUGUST 13, 2011 THESTAR LOCAL FLORIDA SECTION B There were three generations of nieces, nephews and family friends. Presenting:Johnny Gill ~ Just Because ~

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(StatePoint) After years of living under your roof, its finally time for your child to head off to college to live an independent life. While you cant put tracking devices on them to account for their every move, you can make sure your students are prepared with the essentials they will need to survive the next four years. Dorm rooms are pretty basic,Ž says Rachael Risinger, Bed Bath & Beyond spokesperson. Four white walls, a bed, and if theyre lucky, a desk and chair. But, with some basic dorm room accessories its easy to create a space theyll be happy to call home.Ž Here are some tips to help you equip their space: Bedding Since you wont know where that standard dorm-issued mattress has been, encase it in an entomologist lab-tested and recommended bed bug mattress protector, such as those by Allergy Luxe, to protect your mattress from bed bugs and allergens like mold and dust. For support, add a mattress pad and a topper to smooth out the lumps and bumps. The bed is often the fashion focus of a dorm room, so let it reflect your childs personal style. Whether they choose a comforter set or duvet, this years colors and patterns are sure to make a statement. Guys may gravitate towards more simple patterns, such as the rugged blue stripes of Nauticas Knots BayŽ bedding, while ladies may prefer more intricate designs like the purple medallions of the OdessaŽ 11-piece set. Studying Without regular schedules, college students may fall into habits that can compromise their academic success, like sleeping in and being late for class. New gadgets like the iLuv Shake and Wake will wake them from the deepest slumber just in time for class by literally shaking their pillow until they get up. Once theyre up, some thoughtful accessories can help too, such as the eDesk, whose micro-bead pillow and non-skid top make studying easy from the comfort of a bed or futon. Storage There are three rules to help create storage space in a cramped dorm room: hang it, hide it and hold it. Closet space is at a premium, so consider hanging shelves for sweaters or shoes, such as those made by Gearbox. Then, add a double hang closet rod to double the amount of hanging space. Add bed lifts under bed posts to create extra inches of storage space and use under bed bags for off-season clothes, shoes, blankets or towels that arent used every day. For a printable checklist of dorm room necessities, visit the Shop for CollegeŽ tab at www.bedbathandbeyond.com. And after sending off your well-prepared child to college, put up your feet. After all, its time you got some rest -you deserve it. ***** Get Your Child Ready For CollegePAGE B 2THE STAR AUGUST 13, 2011 (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! ***** Community Activities FLORIDA THEATRE SUMMER MOVIE CLASSICS REAR WINDOW: Florida Theatre, 128 E. Forsyth Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202 on Saturday, August 13, 2011. For mor information call 904.355.2787 VAULT'S "ART OF COMEDY" featuring Lucas-Peterson Connolly & Dan Decotiis on Saturday, August 13, 2011, from 8:30 PM 11:30 PM at the VAULT Gallery + Artspace, 121 W. Forsyth St., Jacksonville, FL 32202 Contact 904.608.1590 for additional information. OOH LA LA GA LA … CAR BOUTIQUE SALON: Free Wine Tasting with a Service, Saturday, August 13, 2011 at 1:00 pm 5:00 pm. No one under 18 years old admitted. Contact 904-487-9254 for additional 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. FREE CHOLESTEROL AND DIABETES SCREENINGS offered from 11:00 am 4:00 pm August 16 at Winn-Dixie Pharmacy, 703 Chaffee Rd., Jacksonville, FL., For more information call Cholestcheck: 800-713-3301 (No-Appointments). AMATEUR NIGHT AUDITIONS at the Ritz Theatre and Museum, 829 N. Davis Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202 on Thursday, August 18, 2011. Call 904.632.5555 for additional information. BLODGETT HOMES AND SURROUNDING AREAS COMMUNITIES will celebrate their Eleventh Annual Reunion on Friday, August 19, 2011, from 7:00pm until 12:00am Council of Deliberation 29 west 6th Street, Jacksonville, Florida, 32206 For more information please contact Mrs. E. Bing at 904-7656170. CHAMBERMUSIC SOCIETY OF GOOD SHEPHERD will host a concert on Sunday, August 21, 6 pm, Worsham Hall/Good Shepherd, at Church of the Good Shepherd, 1100 Stockton Street at Park, Riverside, Jacksonville, FL 32204. Call 904-387-5691 for more information. JACKSONVILLE JAZZ FESTIVAL 2012 Commemorative Poster Contest, on September 6, 2011. Entries must be received by Tuesday, September 6, 2011 in order to have your original art (never before published) design considered for the 2012 Jacksonville Jazz Festival. Photos of entries may be e-mailed as a JPG or PDF document to events@coj.net or sent via regular mail to: City of Jacksonville Office of Special Events, 2011 Poster Contest, Attn: Tiffany Valla Hutto, 117 West Duval St., Ste 280, Jacksonville, Florida 32202. Contact 904.630.3690 for all additional information. Lincoln High School CLASS OF 1970 NAMES NEEDED. Dr. Kevin McCarthy and Mr. Albert E. White are writing a book on the history of Lincoln High School. They are including students names for all of the graduating classes, including the class of 1970, the last senior class to attend Lincoln. They are also seeking the names of seniors who were at Lincoln and were forced to attend GHS. Please contact Albert E. White, 6423 NW 42nd Lane, Gainesville, FL 32606, Ph. 352-374-9680 Home, 352-281-6766 Cell, for all information. ULYSSES W. WATKINS JR., MD HEALTH NOTES DIARRHEA REMEDIES GENERAL INFORMATIONDEFINITION Chronic diarrhea can be caused by many things, including irritable bowel syndrome and lactose intolerance. These must be treated with medical guidance according to their causes, as must any diarrhea that last more than a couple of days or is associated with a fever. OTC antidiarrheals are intended for use in acute diarrhea (as opposed to chronic diarrhea) due to viral infections of the gastrointestinal tract, over consumption of laxative foods and drinks, food poisoning, or reactions to medicines. They should not be used for more than two or three days without consulting a physician. CHARCOAL Activated charcoal, taken in capsules, often relives diarrhea, gas, and cramping. It absorbs gases and irritating substances and holds them until excretion in the feces. ANTACIDS Aluminum-containing antacids without magnesium are not marketed as antidiarrheals, but many people find them effective as such. This is not surprising since constipation is a frequent side effect of their use for stomach-acidrelated problems. POLYCARBOPHIL Polycarbophil is a bulk-forming laxative that is supposedly also effective in consolidating stools and making diarrhea less uncomfortable. It is generally safe since it does not slow down the expulsion of infectious agents and toxins, as truly effective antidiarrheals (like opiates) can do by practically stopping bowel activity. But it is apparently only marginally effective and actually has little to recommend it. SUBSALICYLATE Bismuth subsalicylate reduces cramping and frequency of bowel movements in travelers diarrhea, but large doses are required and aspirin like side effects may occur in some people. There is considerable controversy about whether it is effective in other types of diarrhea, but it does seem to help in some viral cases. Bismuth is a heavy metal and potentially toxic heavy or prolonged use can cause sever nerve toxicity that can take months to recover from. The subsalicylate is hazardous to those with stomach-acid-related problems; these products should not be used by them; nor should they be used with aspirin or ibuprofen. Dont use more than three weeks without consulting a physician. ATTAPULGITE Attapulgite is suppose to reduce the number of bowel movements, but its effectiveness is in dispute. KAOLIN AND PECTIN Kaolin and pectin (as in Kaopectate) are, respectively, a fine white clay and a plant fiber. The FDA expert panel has found them both, alone and in combination, ineffective in the treatment of diarrhea. They do not diminish cramping, frequency of bowel movement, or fluid and mineral loss. However, they do deem to make the stools firmer and thereby decrease discomfort; this may be worthwhile since the treatment is safe. LOPERAMIDE (Imodium is the only brand available now) works by blocking intestinal nerves, thereby reducing irritability and contractions. This is a potent drug that until recently was available only by prescription. Overuse can paralyze the intestinal muscles and cause severe constipation. Do not exceed recommended dosage. Do not use for more than two days without consulting your physician. Do not use if there is a fever or blood in the stool. Nursing and pregnant women and people taking prescription drugs should not use loperamide without consulting their doctors. Health Notes Announcements, meetings, happenings, and community events scheduled in Jacksonville and the surrounding area Things To Know Before Renting An Apartment Or House

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AUGUST 13, 2011THE STARPAGE B-3 Around the Area 85th Birthday Luncheon for Muriel Exson Story by Pauline Davis Photos by Warren Exson When Pauline Exson Davis hosted a Birthday Luncheon recently in honor of her sister, Muriel Exson, in celebration of her 85th birthday, it was a grand occasion. Family members, neighbors, and friends were welcomed by Pauline. Robert Davis gave prayer, Vocal selections were given by Linda Andrews and Byron Rowe, Sr., Grace by Rev. Jesse L. Perry, Reflections were by Evelyn Hughes, Mary Crumley, Sophia White, Addie Ford, and Helen Bargeron. Letha Iles read letters from former coworkers Nellie Miller and Evelyn Kimbro, Michael Reese Hospital, Chicago, IL. The setting was the River City Brewing Company, with a view of the magnificent St. Johns River and the citys great skyline. The food was delicious and the service superb. Rev. Perry talked about longevity and its amazing benefits. The honoree responded with thanks to God and to all in attendance. It was a wonderful celebration! Paula Davis, Valerie Davis, and Almeta Woodson Warren Exson, brother of honoree, and photographer greets guests. Rev. Jesse L. Perry and Honoree Muriel Exson To the right: Melanie Rowe, Byron Rowe, II, Emily Rowe, Timothy Rowe, and Bryon Rowe, Sr. Pauline Davis, Hostess and sister Almeta Woodson of Ann Arbor, MI. Theresa Mackey Barnes, Helen Garrison and Gwyn Douglas Mary O. Jones, Prince Phillips, Gloria Saunders, Hattie Walker, Patsy Phillips, and Addie Ford. Valerie Davis, Alonzo Davis, Almeta Woodson, Muriel Exson, Honoree, Robert Davis and Staci Collier Myrna Perry, Linda Andrews, Rev. Jesse L. Perry, and TMilt Andrews William Macbeath, Heather Macbeath, Bertha Hill, and George Hill Willie Lee Green, Barbara Lang, Samuel Brown and Norma Brown Valerie Gilbert, Doris Swinton, Blondell Mathews, Sarah Montgomery, Laura Lee, and Anne Hart. Christine Jenkins Dorothy Oliver, Pearl Mackey, Coretha Wilson, Norma White, and Clarence Bostick Gwendolyn Flanders, Marilyn Pray, Irma Telfair, and Clarence Belton To the left: Sophia White, Walter White, Mary Crumley, Letha Iles, Helen Bargeron, and Evelyn Hughes

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AUGUST 13, 2011THE STARPR 1 PREP RAP PREP RAP Youth Section Youth Section FAMU Student Journalists Have Been Invited to the White HouseTALLAHASSEE, Fla. … Ten students from the Florida A&M University (FAMU) School of Journalism and Graphic Communication (SJGC) will depart from Tallahassee on Friday, Aug. 26, for a four-day trip to the White House to meet the nations highest level of press officials. Were very grateful for students to be able to go behind the scenes because we understand the impact and power of communication and media,Ž said SJGC Assistant Professor and Director of Internship/Placement Yanela Gordon. We recognize how vital it is for students to see this from a federal level. That is not something we can teach in class.Ž The students will have an opportunity to ask questions and meet with White House senior communication officials, directors of congressional communications and other press officials. They will also get a tour of the White House as well as the briefing room where a number of government officials such as President Barack Obama convene to speak with the press. It signals we are investing in opportunities for students that are immediately rewarding,Ž said James Hawkins, dean of the SJGC. Its an indication that we are providing a quality education for our students.Ž The students selected to attend include: Alexandria Collins, a junior broadcast journalism student from Tallahassee; Aria Aaron, a junior broadcast journalism student from Nashville, Tenn.; Clarece Polke, a senior print journalism student from Archer, Fla.; Duane Robin, a journalism student from Cay Bay, St. Maarten; Denecah Nickerson, a senior public relations student from Houston, Texas; Kari Knowles, a senior broadcast journalism student from Tampa, Fla; Tiffany Bain, a senior public relations student from Miami, Fla.; Jordan Culver, a senior newspaper journalism student from Winter Garden, Fla.; Wandoo Makurdi, a graduate broadcast journalism student from Lagos, Nigeria; and Brittany Holman, a senior broadcast journalism student from Leesburg, Fla. Collins, who works in the FAMU Student Government Associations executive branch communications department, is excited about the opportunity and said the trip will help her with her duties in SGA. Its an amazing opportunity to visit the White House, witness the political process and be a part of history,Ž Collins said. According to Gordon, FAMU alumni who work in the communications field are abundant on Capitol Hill. She also believes that having students meet with the communications professionals will open studentsŽ minds to potential careers that are going to impact peoples lives. By accepting this invitation from the White House, not only are students going to gain valuable insight from communications and press professionals of the highest levels, this also helps FAMU strengthen and further grow relationships with the White House,Ž said Gordon. Jacksonville Teens Hang Up on Dating ViolenceVerizon Wireless Works to Educate Young People Through Interactive Teen Panel Jacksonville, Fla. One in three teens will be in an abusive relationship during their high school years. With that in mind, Verizon Wireless created its Teen Technology Panel to educate teens about how to responsibly use technology to promote healthy relationships. The program made its first stop in Jacksonville last week at the NFL Youth Education Town Center. There, Boys & Girls Club teens, domestic violence education specialists and law enforcement representatives led the discussion with more than 50 teens in attendance. From left to right, teen panelists Sachai Elijah, Chante Stephens, Natarvia Conner, Jasmyn Dixon and Damon Edmond pose for a photo after fielding questions.

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AUGUST 13, 2011THE STARPR 2 PREP RAP PREP RAP FAMU Named a Best in the SoutheastŽ College by the Princeton ReviewTALLAHASSEE, Fla. … Florida A&M University (FAMU) was named one of the best colleges in the Southeast by The Princeton Review. It is one of 134 institutions The Princeton Review recommends in its Best in the SoutheastŽ section of its website feature, 2012 Best Colleges: Region by Region.Ž Were pleased to recommend Florida A&M University to users of our site as one of the best schools to earn their undergrad degree,Ž said Robert Franek, Princeton Review's senior vice president and publisher. We chose it and the other terrific institutions we name as regional best' colleges mainly for their excellent academic programs.Ž The 134 colleges and universities The Princeton Review chose for its Best in the SoutheastŽ designations are located in twelve states: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia. The Princeton Review also designated 220 colleges in the Northeast, 153 in the Midwest, and 121 in the West as best in their locales on the companys 2012 Best Colleges: Region by RegionŽ lists. Collectively, the 629 colleges named regional best(s)Ž constitute about 25 percent of the nation's 2,500 four-year colleges. It is an honor to be named as one of the best colleges in the southeast by The Princeton Review,Ž said FAMU President James H. Ammons. At Florida A&M University, we continue to strive for excellence while providing a first-class education for our students. We take pride in this recognition, and will continue to build on our reputation as one of the nations premier institutions of higher learning.Ž From several hundred schools in each region, The Princeton Review winnowed its list based on institutional data collected directly from the FAMU, visits to schools over the years and the opinions of its staff, plus college counselors and advisors. We also take into account what students at the schools reported to us about their campus experiences at them on our 80-question student survey for this project,Ž Franek said. Only schools that permit us to independently survey their students are eligible to be considered for our regional 'best' lists.Ž This past April, FAMU was selected as one of The Princeton Reviews 311 Green Colleges: 2011 Edition.Ž The university was the only historically black college or university (HBCU) to make the list, which focused solely on colleges that have demonstrated a strong commitment to sustainability in their academic offerings, campus infrastructure, activities and career preparation. The Princeton Review has been a pioneer and leader in helping students achieve their higher education goals for 30 years through college and graduate school test preparation and private tutoring. The Princeton Review partners with schools and guidance counselors throughout the U.S. to assist in college readiness, test preparation and career planning services, helping more students pursue postsecondary education.FAMILY & PARENTINGBudgeting For Back To School(StatePoint) Its time once again to buy new school supplies, clothes and other necessities your kids need for the school year. This can be a big financial undertaking for many families, making back-to-school shopping a great opportunity to talk to your kids about important money management topics like budgeting and saving. This year our annual back-to-school survey found that only 15 percent of parents have created a back-to-school shopping budget with their child,Ž says Shelley Solheim, Director of Financial Education at Capital One. Back-to-school shopping season is often overlooked as a financial education opportunity, but its an optimal time for parents to teach teens about budgets and smart spending in a real-world situation.Ž Here are some tips to help you and your teen budget for back-to-school supplies: € Make it a family affair: Sit down and compile a list of supplies your child needs. Then see if you have any leftover supplies from last year, such as binders that can be re-used or glue sticks and crayons. € Do reconnaissance: In addition to contacting the school and visiting their website to find out what supplies your kids will need, consider talking to teachers and parents of older kids to find out what students actually need for each grade level. € Create a budget: Ask your teens how much they think is reasonable to spend on supplies. Then draft a list and price each item using the Internet or a mobile app. If you or your teen exceeds the projected estimate, work to divide the list into needs and wants, explaining why its important to prioritize. € Be flexible: If your teens really want those big-ticket items, work with them to find the money. They can find ways to cut costs by clipping coupons, looking for sales or buying used books. Any extra earnings can be put into a savings account, which lets families work towards savings goals together. Parents can also help kids develop financial planning skills throughout the year, using methods and tools that resonate with them, such as online and video games. In fact, 76 percent of teens say educational video and online games are a good way to learn, according to the study from Capital One. One such tool is a new kid-friendly website, JA Finance Park Virtual, which tasks kids with meeting real-life needs, such as developing a budget, maintaining a household, supporting a family and pursuing a career through virtual simulation. To learn more, visit www.financepark.ja.org. After all, 55 percent of teens said they want to learn more about money management skills, according to the study. So take advantage of this opportunity to begin talking to your kids about money today.

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AUGUST 13, 2011THE STARPR 3 PREP RAP PREP RAP I love it when school begins. Kids are always losing things like this boot. 1 23 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Why do we have to go to school? Some kids just don't get it! One new student in a kindergarten class thought that he was only going to attend school for one day. He didn't understand why he had to go back to school every day! Well, you and I know it takes many lessons and a lot of work to learn to read and write. Teachers try to bring out the best of their students' talents and to encourage their love of learning. Lessons are planned to give us the skills we will need to run a household and to help run our communities. A good education for all of our people can keep our nation strong. 1. housewives taught young children ABCs and some religion in their kitchens for a small fee? 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AUGUST 13, 2011THE STARPR 4 PREP RAP PREP RAPRecession-weary families offered free school supplies, health screeningsSponsoring church aims to help over 1,000 families at Back to School Jam on Aug. 20 JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (Aug. 8, 2011) … During a time when many businesses and organizations are cutting back, The First Baptist Church of Oakland is doing more to help students prepare to return to school. The church, aided by a long list of sponsors, is presenting the Fifth Annual Back to School Jam. This year, the Back to School Jam will be held Saturday, Aug. 20, at Metropolitan Park from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. In total, nearly 1,000 students … most attending challenged schools … will be impacted by this community event. High school students will receive USB flash drives, and there will also be free backpacks and school supplies distributed to elementary and middle school students. Free physicals will also be offered at the Health Fair Rev. Torin T. Dailey, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Oakland, the Back to School Jam is an opportunity for the church to reach out to the community during tough economic times and help needy families ensure their students are prepared to succeed. "Our prayer and hope is that all will join with us in this great endeavor to help make Jacksonville a truly great city,Ž Pastor Dailey said. Be sure to bring the entire family. It won't be the same without you." The Back to School Jam also features a Health and Education Fair, where students can receive free physical exams. Parents can visit with staff from Duval County Public Schools and learn about various educational resources. There will be live entertainment on the main stage, music, games, food vendors, and demonstrations by the Jacksonville Sheriffs Office, the U.S. Navy and Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department. The Back to School Jam is part of the churchs Youth Explosion weekend, which also includes the Parent and Student Empowerment Dinner on Friday, Aug. 19 at 5:30 p.m., at Matthew Gilbert Middle School. This event will include seminars and resources for parents and students, as well as a Dignity-U-Wear clothing giveaway. Though it has grown exponentially in recent years, Youth Explosion is a long-standing endeavor of the First Baptist Church of Oakland, located in a neighborhood adjacent to downtown Jacksonville. Youth Explosion is sponsored by State Representative Reggie Fullwood, WalMart, Office Depot, The Chartrand Foundation, Sunshine State Health Plan, Weaver Family Foundation, Marion Graham Mortuaries, A.B. Coleman Mortuary, The Fiorentino Group, Gene Coleman State Farm, Jax Greyhound Racing Group, Ronald L Book P.A., Rhonda Peoples Waters P.A., Scholars Christian Academy, Nichole Mobley, Kingdom Builders Construction,

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C&J1 C M Y K Crime and Justice Crime and JusticeA Publication of the Florida Star and Georgia Star AUGUST 13, 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. Self-Defense Turns Out to be Attempted MurderWhat was originally reported as self-defense during a home invasion, turned out to be attempted murder case after further investigation. Gerald Boyance, 19, was with his girlfriend at her mothers house and at around 11:30 a.m., his girlfriend notified him that someone was breaking into the house. At that time, Boyance pulled out a shotgun and loaded three rounds. The intruder was Troy Sirmons, 18, someone that Boyance already knew. When Boyance saw Sirmons standing at the entrance of the garage, he pointed the shotgun at him. Sirmons began to back away, but Boyance fired a round, hitting him in the chest. He then started to chase Sirmons from the garage to the back of an abandoned residence located nearby where he shot him two more times. Investigators believe there was no home invasion or attempted robbery that ever took place. They also said that Sirmons has been to the house multiple times before. At first Boyance told the story as if his reaction to the situation was an act of self-defense against a burglar. After Boyance was confronted with evidence and what witnesses had to say, he admitted to knowing the victim before shooting him. He was also aware that Sirmons was unarmed Boyance has been charged with attempted murder and Sirmons was transported to a local hospital with life threatening injuries. Two other were said to may have been involved, but investigators believe they may have been bystanders that ran after hearing the gunshots. The investigation is still ongoing. Former Officer Who Use to Catch Drunk Drivers For DUI Gets One HimselfRandy Jackson, 45, had recently been spending time in prison after being charged with driving under the influence. He was fired not too long ago after being employed as a Jacksonville police officer for 11 years. Two hit-and-runs were reported to officers off of Ernest Street, which was only a block away from Intuition Ale Works where Jackson went to drink after work at 6:45 p.m. Police were told by witnesses that a black vehicle had hit a recycling bin, a pickup truck, another vehicle, and then a fence before driving off. Police located a black Ford Explorer driving around with a dented front end and a popped up hood after 7 p.m. As they followed the vehicle, Jackson stopped to step out of the Explorer to put the hood back down, which popped right back up when he started driving again. As Jackson tried to turn into a street, he hit a curb and got out of his vehicle after he realized he was being followed. He apologized to the sargeant and refused to take a sobriety test. Jackson was put in handcuffs and taken to jail before 10 p.m. Jackson had started working at the Sheriffs Office since April 1999 and has had a total of 25 complaints filed against him, according to a report. The complaints involved rudeness, unnecessary force and false arrests. A record showed that in October 2010, he had been suspended for 20 days for unbecoming conduct and failing to be wholly candid. He was also said to be extremely rude at times against other members in the SheriffsOffice. There was also surveillance camera footage of Jackson punching a man arrested for DUI, who did not provoke any hostility to him in any way in the first place. The JSO realized Jackson to be a problem and he was eventually fired in July 22. Jackson is now in jail and the case is still pending. Randy Jackson as an officer when he punched the face of a man who was arrested for DUI Gerald Boyance

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AUGUST 13, 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. GunSafetyIn a home where guns are kept, the degree of safety a child has rests squarely on the child's parents. Parents who accept the responsibility to learn, practice and teach gun safety rules will ensure their child's safety to a much greater extent than those who do not. Parental responsibility does not end, however, when the child leaves the home. According to federal statistics, there are guns in approximately half of all U.S. households. Even if no one in your family owns a gun, chances are that someone you know does. Your child could come in contact with a gun at a neighbor's house, when playing with friends, or under other circumstances outside your home. It is critical for your child to know what to do if he or she encounters a firearm anywhere, and it is the parents' responsibility to provide that training. There is no particular age to talk with your child about gun safety. A good time to introduce the subject is the first time he or she shows an interest in firearms, even toy pistols or rifles. Talking openly and honestly about gun safety with your child is usually more effective than just ordering him or her to "Stay out of the gun closet," and leaving it at that. Such statements may just stimulate a child's natural curiosity to investigate further. If your child has toy guns, you may want to use them to demonstrate safe gun handling and to explain how they differ from genuine firearms. Even though an unsupervised child should not have access to a gun, there should be no chance that he or she could mistake a real gun for a toy. 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 Shooter of Road Rage Not At FaultPolice have arrested Derick Leonard Jackson, 19, for the road rage incident that got out of hand. Jackson did not shoot anyone, but police believed he had caused the whole incident which led to another man shooting the passenger that was in Jacksons vehicle.t Jackson was driving a Toyota Yaris and he stated to police that he was trying to cut off the driver of the Acura, Carl Kroppman Jr., 41. The Kroppman became angry and motions and gestures were exchanged amongst the drivers. Jackson threw a can of air freshener at the Acura striking it on the side of the vehicle and Kroppman thought his vehicle had been shot at. Jackson stated he continued to chase the Acura and Kroppman pulled out his gun in fear for his safety to try and scare Jackson. At that time, he stated the gun accidentally went off. The bullet struck Jacksons car and hit the passenger that he was with in the leg. After the vehicle had been shot at, Jackson continued to pursue Kroppman. He then rammed his vehicle into the rear of the Acura two times while traveling 70-80 miles per hour. Then he was able to get in front of the vehicle and slam on his brakes to get the Acura to stop. Jackson then got out of the vehicle to approach Kroppman while he was on the phone with dispatch. The victim that was shot transported to a local hospital with nonlife threatening injuries. Suspect Jackson has been charged with Shooting/Throwing Deadly Missiles into an Occupied Vehicle (air freshener), and Aggravated Assault (ramming of the vehicle). At this time, there are no other charges pending in reference to this case. Derick Leonardo Jackson Advice on Road RageWe have all experienced irritation when a careless driver has cut in front of us, or when someone has taken a parking space for which we have been waiting. It's natural to feel annoyed when these things happen. However, circumstances such as this can lead to unsafe driving if we let our emotions get out of hand. If something in traffic bothers you, be sure to keep in mind the "One Year Rule": before reacting, stop to think whether that event (a driver honking or yelling at you; someone cutting you off in traffic, etc.) will matter one year from now. The answer will likely be "no", and you probably won't even remember the event in a few months. Therefore, it's much better to let it go, rather than allow the foolish actions of another person to push us into making bad choices ourselves. If we don't keep a level head, situations like this can escalate to incidents of road rage and result in injury or even death. Another consideration that affects our awareness is emotional distress. If you find yourself upset or emotionally distraught, it's best to wait until you are certain you have your emotions under control before driving.

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AUGUST 13, 2011THE STARC&J 3Bizarre Crimes Bizarre Crimeswho, what, when...huh? Other Unusual Crimes Across the Nation Assistant Principal Arrested After Violently Choking DogAn assistant principal had been arrested for animal cruelty for the what she had done to her dog. A witness had seen Vernita Coleman, 52, choking her dog in her backyard. She was said to have wrapped a black cord or cable around the dogs neck lifting it off the ground. Witnesses said they saw her beat the dog in the head and the dog was bleeding in the face after being strangled. Coleman told police that the dog bit her hand and she was only disciplining the dog. According to reports, she couldnt show them where the dog bit her and there were no signs of any damages or injuries The dog is about 20 pounds underweight with an injured rib and hip and is currently in the care of Animal Protective Services. The dog is being said to be recovering well.. Coleman was arrested and had been removed from the middle school that she worked in as an assistant principal. She still remains employed by the school district as the investigation still continues. Coleman has no prior criminal record and is being set on a $2,503 bond. Man Gets Shot After Stealing TwinkiesA man and a clerk store had gotten into a tussle over Twinkies, which led to a gun accidently being fired, according topolice. Joseph B. Williams, 18, tried to steal Twinkies from the Happy Jacks Grocery & Market. The store clerk saw and displayed a handgun. Williams started to run, but the clerk chased after him and caught him outside the store. Both got into a struggle while the clerk still had the gun in his hand. The clerk told Williams to stop resisting, but Williams tried to grab the gun instead. The clerk struck him over the head with the gun, which caused him to accidently fire it, striking Williams in the arm. Williams managed to let himself loose and fled the scene. Police were called in and arrived with a K-9 unit to track William down with the trail of blood he left behind, but they were not able to find him. At around 9 p.m., Williams walked into a local hospital for treatment for a gunshot wound to his arm. He admitted to being in a struggle with a store clerk. He was then arrested and charged with petite theft and resisting and opposing a retail merchant Geovanni KasanovaŽ Seduces Bank Tellers into Stealing Large Number of Identities New YorkRichard Dames, 33, who went by the name of Geovanni Kasanova,Ž was an alleged leader of an identity theft ring working with five others. They have stole over $1 million over the course of two years and investigators report 148 counts of stealing money from at least 80 bank accounts. Dames mainly used his seducing tactics on two female bank tellers from JPMorgan Chase banks; Makila Williams, 25; and Kia Wyle, 30. He fooled both women in thinking they were in a real relationship with him and used their help in stealing identities of multiple account holders. Wyla helped in stealing identities of nine account holders and Williams helped in stealing sixteen. Since they were both set up, they have not pleaded guilty. Williams attorney described her as overweight and doesnt usually date and was easily overtaken by the Kasanova.Ž After being arrested, Dames admit to having a way with women. Two others in the ring have been arrested and each face up to 25 years in prison Teen Tries to Rob Blind ManInstead Stabs Him to Death Belair, MDDonnell Graham, 17, entered the apartment home of Patrick Ward, 29, who is blind. Graham was trying to burglarize Wards apartment and Ward had surprised him when he entered the room. Graham started to stab Ward multiple times while Ward screamed for help. Graham tried to run but was caught only about a block away. He was then arrested and is facing first and second degree murder. Reports also say he was just released from a juvenile detention facility in May. Homeowners Diamond Ring Shows Up in X-ray of Repairmans Stomach Chicago, ILA couple had accused a repairman, who was working at their home, after a diamond ring was missing when he was in the bathroom. The repairman denied taking the ring and police were called. The repairman was taken to the hospital and X-ray showed that he did ingest the ring, which was in his stomach. The ring was valued at $1,600 and the repairman had been arrested on bail for $10,000. Joseph B. Williams Vernita Coleman

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AUGUST 13, 2011THE STARC&J 4 PAGE B4 C M Y K Criminal Line-Up Criminal Line-Up MISSING PERSONS Name: Tiarra Barnes Age: 17 Weight: 150 lbs Last seen: 8/03/11 Name: Sonyanique Janae Bonner Age: 17 Weight: 140 lbs Last seen: 7/017/11 Name: Kala Anise Covington Age: 16 Weight: 130 lbs Last seen: 8/04/11 Name: Brittney Perry Age: 16 Weight: 130 lbs Last seen: 7/21/11 Name: Alexandrea Williams Age: 17 Weight: 150 lbs Last seen: 8/03/11 MOST WANTED Name: John A. Berrien Age: 61 Offense: Possession of a Firearm by Felon Name: Demetrius Lovon Freeman Age: 25 Offense: Robbery with Gun/Deadly Weapon Name: David Payne Age: 34 Offense: Aggravated Battery with Deadly Weapon Name: Sherita Scott Age: 27 Offense: Aggravated Stalking Name: Cherise Y. Wafer Age: 22 Offense: Aggravated Battery with Deadly Weapon Name: Devin L. Walker Age : 26 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. ON THE LOOKOUT Police Need Your Help in Finding an Armed Hotel Robbery SuspectThe Jacksonville Sheriffs Office is asking for the publics assistance identifying an armed robbery suspect. On Monday, August 8, 2011 between 1:20 p.m. and 1:50 p.m. the suspect committed armed robberies to the Extended Stay Hotel located at 1413 Prudential Drive and the Super 8 Motel located at 2228 Kings Avenue. In both cases the suspect distracted the clerk with questions about rooms and then produced a black automatic handgun. Anyone with any information about the identity of this individual is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS or email them at rewards@fccrimestoppers.com. You may receive a possible reward. PREDATOR ALERT Name: Michael Conroy Alexander Offense: Sexual Battery/No Injury Name: John Anthony Allen Offense: Lewd Lascivious on 12-15 Name: Raymond J Ardley Jr. Offense: Burglary Assault on Any Person Name: Alphonso Bell Offense: Traffic in Stolen Property Name: Jamie Bellamy III Offense: Attempted 1st Degree Murder Name: Chernan Reshad Albert Offense: Sexual Activity with 16/17 BACK ON THE STREET