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Correspondent: Scott Jurrens, The Florida Star On August 12, the Jacksonville Sharks bit the Arizona Rattlers in the desert at US Airways Center in the waning seconds of Arena Football League (AFL) Arena Bowl XXIV and swam away with the win. Both teams brought their A game offensively as the Sharks were the number one ranked AFL team in points per game and the Rattlers were the top AFL team with a win loss record of 18-2. After four full quarters of scoring and the Sharks scoring a touchdown in the waning seconds of the 4th quarter, instead of settling for an extra point to tie the game, ahead coach Les Moss went for the two point conversion for the win with two seconds left on the game clock. A 10-yard strike from Garcia to Jeron Harvey won the world championship. Sharks quarterback Aaron Garcia, a 17-year AFL veteran, set a new ArenaBowl record with 8 touchdowns and 402 yards. In fact, the two teams combined scoring was the highest in the history of ArenaBowl history. This was the Jacksonville Sharks first ArenaBowl victory and appearance in their short second year of existence. Mayor Alvin Brown declared August 18, 2011 Jacksonville Sharks day in Jacksonville, Florida. The city celebration began at 5:00 p.m. with a parade starting at City Hall and ending at the Jacksonville Landing where the head coach, Les Moss, and several players addressed the Sharks fans to celebrate this championship. The night concluded with an ArenaBowl XXIV jersey auction benefiting the Duval County Athletic Foundation. The replay of ArenaBowl XXIV game was shown on The Landings Jumbrotron and ArenaBowl XXIV Championship merchandise was on sale including two new styles of Championship t-shirts. Sharks players that wore Championship caps were also available at The Landing. 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PR -1-4 Caribbean News..............A-6 Classified...................B-7 Rtguqtvgf"Uvcpfctf W0U0"Rquvcig"Rckf Lcemuqpxknng."HN Rgtokv""Pq0"5839 CWIWUV"42"/"CWIWUV"48."4233 """""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""" XQN0"83"PQ0"3; """"""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""72" EGPVU Cp"Cyctf Ykppkpi Rwdnkecvkqp. ugtxkpi"{qw ukpeg"3;730" Tcvgf"‰C“"d{ vjg"Dgvvgt Dwukpguu"Dwtgcw Ykuj"vq"ikxg"wu"c"Pgyu"Uvqt{A Ecnn"*;26+"988/::56"qt"Ugpf"kv"vq< kphqBvjghnqtkfcuvct0eqo Tgcf" Vjg"Hnqtkfc cpf"Igqtikc"Uvct Pgyurcrgtu0 Nkuvgp vq"KORCEV Tcfkq"Vcnm"Ujqy0YYY0vjghnqtkfcuvct0eqoStill the peoples choice, striving to make a difference. Cant Get to the Store Have The Star Delivered Vjg"Hnqtkfc"Uvct R0"Q0"Dqz"6284; Lcemuqpxknng."HN"54425 Vjg"Hnqtkfc"Uvct. Vjg""Igqtikc"Uvct# Korcev"Tcfkq CO3582"" *;26+"988/::56 UKPEG"3;73 Ugg"vjku"uvqt{"cpf"oqtg"kp"vjg Ugg"vjku"uvqt{"cpf"oqtg"kp"vjg Etkog"cpf"Lwuvkeg"Ugevkqp0 Etkog"cpf"Lwuvkeg"Ugevkqp0 Cascade United Methodist Church will present $22,000 to Morris Brown College during its 8 a.m. service Sunday and, according to church leaders, fulfill the college's goal of paying off a $500,000 debt to the U.S. Department of Education. The funds represent the exact amount needed to help the 130year-old landmark institution reach its goal of eliminating its current federal government debt, according to a news release from church officials about the funding. Morris Brown College President Dr. Stanley Pritchett will attend the service to accept the donation. According to Cascade UMC members, the effort began last month when Senior Pastor Rev. Dr. Marvin A. Moss received a letter from Pritchett announcing the U.S. Department of Education's offer to settle the colleges multi-million dollar debt with an amount of $500,000. Accordingly, Cascade will provide $22,000.00, the amount needed to meet the required funds. The school raised $480,000. With Cascades donation, the school will have more than enough to settle the debt that is due on Wednesday, August 24, 2011. We recognize the historical significance of Morris Brown to our community and the world,Ž says Rev. Dr. Moss. We are grateful that our Cascade members have answered the call during these tough economic times. We are called to be a light in the community so we are pleased to participate in this vital way.Ž Morris Brown alumnae love their school and many have returned to work as volunteers. Many remember and relate Morris Brown to the movie, Drumline.Ž Lcemuqpxknng"Igvu"Hktuv"Hqqvdcnn"Vkvng Rcuvqt"qh"Ogicejwtej kp"Egpvtcn"Hnqtkfc Hqwpf"Fgcf 50 Cent lost a shocking amount of weight for his upcoming movie Things Fall Apart,Ž in which he plays a cancerridden football player. According to Thisis50.com he dropped from 214 pounds to 160 over the course of just nine weeks with a liquid diet and working out three hours a day. 50 is co-producing the film with Randall Emmett, his partner in Cheetah Vision Films. A white powdery substanceŽ was found to be on the body of 42-year old megachurch pastor, Zachery Tims, who was found dead in his hotel room in Times Square this week. Law enforcement officials have confirmed the substance to be drugs, but are still withholding the cause of death. Tims was the head of an 8,000-member church, the New Destiny Christian Center, near Orlando, Florida. His body was found in the W. Hotel. It was discovered by a worker who was trying to check the minibar in his room, but found that the room was latched from inside. Tims was found inside the room lying on his back between the bedroom and living room. An official familiar with the case said what that white powdery substance is and whether it played a role in Mr. Tims death is still to be determined.Ž Police found no signs of trauma and do not yet suspect foul play. The pastor was at a meeting in New York and planned to leave for Texas shortly thereafter. Hed grown up as a drug addict in Maryland and claimed that hed been saved from his drug addiction in a book that was published in 2006. He earned degrees in Accounting and Theology in Baltimore and moved to live in Orlando with his wife in 1996. Tims divorced his wife in 2009 after she found that hed been having a long-term affair with a stripper. They were married for 15 years and had four children. Pastor Tims was admired for his powerful ministry for young people that reached a lot of the younger generation because it wasnt so traditional, said the Rev. Willie Barnes, a Baptist pastor who spoke at a prayer service Monday at New Destiny Christian Center that drew 2,000 people. Tims had vacationed in Puerto Rico with his family a week before he died. Oqttku"Dtqyp"Eqnngig."Cvncpvc."Igqtikc. c"352/{gct/qnf"ncpfoctm"kpuvkvwvkqp0 72"Egpv With all of the problems the country is facing with the economy and education, many are wondering if Jacksonvilles city council is thinking. A City Council budget committee is recommending that the newly created position of education commissioner be cut from the budget, even though the commissioner is paid just $1.00 a year. It is understood that the committee says that the reason they dont want it to be a part of the city is because education is the job of the school board. Mayor Alvin Brown campaigned saying he would have an education commissioner. Now, Mayor Browns office is trying to understand why the budget committee would want to do away with the position. On Thursday, a former education commissioner, John Winn said Floridas schools are going backwards in preparing students for college. Something is fishy when a group wont support learning. Released ACT scores showed only 17 percent of Floridas high school graduates were college ready. Winn-Dixie announced Thursday that it will convert all SaveRite-branded grocery stories to conventional Winn-Dixie-branded stores and discontinue the SaveRite banner. Phasing out the SaveRite banner makes sense and supports Winn-Dixies neighborhood marketing strategy.Ž In Jacksonville two stores will convert to the WinnDixie store format: 1012 Edgewood Avenue, and 201 W. 48th Street. The conversion will take about four months and should be completed in the fall. 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Why Shouldnt I Spank My Child?Abuse Survivor Offers Tips For Alternative PunishmentsEsther Joseph doesnt need to read studies or statistics to understand the problems of child abuse. She survived it. Joseph, an advocate against corporal punishment in the home, spent her childhood alternately suffering physical abuse from her mother and emotional abuse from her father. But she doesnt consider herself a victim. Im a survivor of child abuse,Ž said Joseph, author of Memories of Hell, Visions of Heaven„A Story of Survival Transformation and Hope (www.unityinherited.com). In overcoming the damage of an upbringing riddled with violence, I was adamant that I would not grow up to be an abuser, as well. I know the dangers of striking a child to discipline them and then explaining that youre doing it for their own good and because you love them. All that does is teach the child that violence is an acceptable part of love, and as they grow up, they accept violence in their adult relationships because theyve been taught that its completely normal.Ž Joseph believes that discipline is important, but that it can be delivered without making violence an acceptable part of life. No matter how out of control a child may be considered, a beating is never an effective way to get their attention, obedience or respect,Ž she added. Parents must understand that there are other disciplinary measures, less violent and degrading methods that will garner the results they seek, while raising children to become emotional health and fulfilled adults.Ž Joseph offered a few simple tips for alternative means of helping children behave. They include: €Be a Good Example … Parents must live by example, allowing their actions and not just their words to exemplify the kind of person they would like their child to become. €Be One Step Ahead … Dont wait until your child has done something wrongŽ to have a talk with them. Parents can circumvent many foreseeable challenges by addressing them before they become an issue. €Be Creative … One type of punishment does not work for every child. Parents must figure out and utilize a form of reprimand that would work best for their childs particular temperament. Every spanking, no matter how mild, has an impact,Ž Joseph said. Parents should be aware that a spanked child becomes a emotionally crippled adult who goes out into the world and plays this handicap onto others, perpetuating the idea that abusive relationships are just a normal part of life. Now, I understand that people justify it by thinking, I was spanked as a child and I turned out okay, but that equation doesnt work for everyone. When we begin to justify violence as a part of our childrens lives, it becomes a slippery slope when we try to determine how much is too much? A spanking every once in a while? Using a belt or a hairbrush instead of a hand if a child is really misbehaving? At what point do you say its too much? The bottom line is that once is too much, because it makes a second, third and 20th time that much easier to rationalize. But for those who have been abused, no matter their pasts, it does not define them nor does it determine their future. Everyone can break the bonds of their past experiences and find their way to the life and future they crave.Ž About Esther Joseph Esther Joseph was born and raised on the tiny Caribbean island of Saint Lucia. She moved to the U.S. at the age of 16 with her mother and two older bothers. She holds a Masters Degree in international affairs from New York University. Her goal is to help others still in the grips of abuse and violence to break the cycle and find a way to a place of healing. PAGE A-2 THESTAR AUGUST 20, 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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The meetings are scheduled as follows: Wednesday, August 24, 2011 at 6:00 p.m. North Campus Florida State College at Jacksonville Auditorium Room C126 4501 Capper Road Jacksonville, FL 32202 Thursday, August 25, 2011 at 6:00 p.m. Kent Campus Florida State College at Jacksonville Main Auditorium, Room F128 3939 Roosevelt Blvd. Jacksonville, FL 32205 Monday, August 29, 2011 at 6:00 p.m. South Campus Florida State College at Jacksonville Lakeside Conference Center 11901 Beach Blvd. Jacksonville, FL 32246 Thursday, September 1, 2011 at 6:00 p.m. Deerwood Center Florida State College at Jacksonville Room B1204 9911 Old Baymeadows Road Jacksonville, FL 32256 All interested citizens are urged to attend this meeting. Information concerning the reapportionment process and proposed maps may be obtained in the City Council Legislative Services Division, City Hall, 117 West Duval Street, Suite 430, by calling: 904-630-1404 or on-line at http://www.coj.net/City-Council.aspx. If you are a person with a disability who needs an accommodation in order to access public hearing facilities or participate in a public hearing proceeding, for this meeting, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. To request such an accommodation, please contact the Legislative Services Division Jacksonville City Council at least three business days prior to the required service by using one of the following methods: Phone (904) 6301404; Fax (904) 630-1242; TTD(904) 630-1580. Stephen C. Joost Council President Bill Bishop, Chair Rules Committee Cheryl L. Brown Council Secretary Kids Kids Pick Up A Newspaper Pick Up A Newspaper Read whats happening around YOU and in YOUR neighborhood! Read whats happening around YOU and in YOUR neighborhood! The Florida Star & The Georgia Star The Florida Star & The Georgia StarWishes You A Safe Return Back To School!

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JACKSONVILLE, FL ARMBRESTER, Cecil, died August 12, 2011. BALOG Michael A., 90, died August 14, 2011. BEHNER, Louis, died August 13, 2011. BELGER, John, died August 9, 2011. BELL Edwajo, 78, died August 14, 2011. BENNETT Jeffrey, 54, died August 13, 2011. BERRY Christol Faith, died August 7, 2011. BOYD, Walter G., 86, died August 15, 2011. BRIGHT, Thomas H., 54, died August 11, 2011. BRILEY Leola Gonzales, 93, died August 14, 2011. BRIM, Joy, 58, died August 11, 2011. BROOKS Jonathan, died August 13, 2011. BROWN Sybil H.D., died August 13, 2011. BRUCE, Wallace Duane, 87, died August 13, 2011. BURNISTON James, died August 12, 2011. CARMAN Vivian O. Brown, died August 11, 2011. COBB, Elizabeth M., died August 12, 2011. COLLINS Ophelia, 58, died August 10, 2011. COOK, Sophia, 106, died August 10, 2011. COOPER, Ettie Jean Carter, 68, died August 12, 2011. CUPP, Jason N., died August 12, 2011. DALPHOND Francis J., died August 15, 2011. DUNN Everett Eugene, died August 11, 2011. ECHARD Regina, died August 12, 2011. EDMONDS Sarah E., 82, died August 12, 2011. FRANKLIN, Carolyn Denise, died August 15, 2011. GARRETT, Norman Franklin, 61, died August 13, 2011. GEORGE, Gloria, 89, died August 11, 2011. GILBERT, Zebedee Sias, 77, died August 11, 2011. GILSTRAP, Roy, 82, died August 14, 2011. GUARINO Antonio Tony, 88, died August 10, 2011. HARDENBROOK, Tommy, Sr., 72, died August 14, 2011. JOHNS, Doris L., 82, died August 15, 2011. JOHNSON Clinton, died August 12, 2011. JOHNSON, Earl Lee, Jr., died August 12, 2011. LESTER Jasmine, 19, died August 11, 2011. LUDER Dalton Joseph, 6, died August 13, 2011. MACK Dorothy, died August 10, 2011. MATTHEWS Sandy, 38, died August 12, 2011. MOORE, Jean, 64, died August 10, 2011. NETTLES Louie Edwin, 70, died August 11, 2011. PADGETT, Tony, 60, died August 15, 2011. PALMER Mazie T., 84, died August 11, 2011. RAGLAND, Dorothy V., 67, died August 15, 2011. RAMER Dallas, 66, died August 11, 2011. RILEY Georgia Lou, 90, died August 9, 2011. RODGERS, Avery Ruth, infant, died August 12, 2011. ROSS, Carrie Mae, 81, died August 14, 2011. ROYAL, Ossie, died August 16, 2011. SCHROEDER, Harry, died August 13, 2011.SHORTT Emil Mickey, 73, died August 11, 2011. SMITH Edna B., 85, died August 13, 2011. STARLING, Karen Paulette, 62, died August 10, 2011. STEVES, Pastor Edward L., 72, died August 13, 2011. WARTLUFT, Luther, died August 10, 2011. WELLS, Bradford Wayne, 71, died August 12, 2011. WESTWOOD James W., 71, died August 10, 2011. C.L. Page Mortuary, Inc. WOUTERS, Margot H., died August 14, 2011.~*~GEORGIA DEATHS ALLMOND, Harvey L., 60, died August 13, 2011. ANDREWS Felton, 69, died August 14, 2011. PIERCE, Violet, 86, died August 14, 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 20, 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 THE GOSPEL TRUTHS 3RD ANNIVERSARY Sunday, September 11, 2011 at the Revelation Prayer House, located at 1725 W. 28th Street Jacksonville, Florida 32209, where Elder Grady Dicks, is Pastor. Many Local groups of the city will be on program, and everyone in attendance is asked to bring a candle and a rose for the special tribute during the program. Doors will open at 4:30 p.m., and the program begins promptly at 5:00. For More Information, please contact Sis. Patricia Handy at (904)-674-4370. 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 TheHonorable 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. 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. REVIVAL at MT. BETHEL MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH located at 1620 Helena Street, Dr. Robert E. Herring, Sr., Pastor, on August 17th thru 19th, 7pm nightly. 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. JACKSONVILLE LOCAL ORGANIZING COMMITTEE, INC., for the Millions More Movement a non-profit organization will Give-A-Way Clothes, Saturday, August 20, 2011. The location is 916 N. Myrtle Avenue, between Kings Road and Beaver Street. The time is 11:00 a.m. til 4:30 p.m. Come and find those clothes you need for school. Visit our website: WWW.REALPAGESSITE.COM/JACKSONVILLELOC, call 904354-1775 or 904-240-9133. Financial donations and other donations are accepted. Support the Jacksonville Local Organizing Committee Inc., "as we work to end the violence through a good, quality education, and not more incarceration." THE GREATER EL-BETH-EL DIVINE HOLINESS CHURCH Bishop Dr. Lorenzo Hall, Sr., Overseer/Pastor, located at 723 West 4th Street, will host Change For Women,Ž August 20, 2011 at 5:00 p.m. If you know of any woman who is going through the storm of Rape, Abuse, Hard Times, Low Self-esteem, Pain and Suffering, or Depression and needs someone to talk to as she might feel she is all alone. Well, there is a support group here to listen, understand, share and to let you know you are not alone. The project of support, help and encouragement for women. Special guest will be Valerie Williams from Brunswick, GA, with her best selling book, Gods Divine Intervention for Sale.Ž If you would like to support this group with a donation, you can us PayPal classicojd@tds.net You dont need a PayPal account to give to this group ministry. All proceeds will go toward change, to help counsel women of Rape and Abuse. We want to encourage all women to attend as we have a story to tell. For more information, contact Mrs. Jackie Davis at 912-467-8930. 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. 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A4 C M Y KPAGE A-4 THE STAR AUGUST 20, 2011 Talk of the Town! attended two fabulous BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS on July 30, 2011.First stop was the lovely Harbor View home of Clinton Groomes, who celebrated with family and friends at a delicious barbecue, prepared by the guest of honor and girlfriend, the vivacious Chloe Burks. What a delightful spread of delectables: from the grill steaks, lemon salmon, and corn; baked potatoes; shish kabobs of roasted tomatoes and peppers; seafood salad; delicious pina coladas; and, a special recipe called Chloes Sangria! There was more, but, now Ive made myself hungry. Chloe and Clint, youre going to be known for having parties with great food; everyone will want to be on the guest list (this is the party no one wanted to miss). Clint was a gracious host to his guests, among them: Glori Groomes, his gorgeous mother; newlyweds Resa and Charles Micheaux, sister and brother-in-law; aunt, Esther Kelly; cousins Jermyn Shannon-el (kudos for the name, Talk of the Town!) and Ricky Tyson; Burks family, including son, Seann (young, gifted, and handsome); friends, the Gordons, neighbor Brian, and Cedric Williams; and yours truly. BTW, Chloe is the daughter of Volume (Talk of the Towns fantabulous photographer) and Ok Sun Burks. She is completing her last year of Pharmacy School at Mercer University with rotations in hospitals around the country and one in an exotic international destination. What a lethal combination brains, beauty, class, and a great cook. Second stop of the evening was Jazzland Caf (www.jazzlandcafe.com), Jacksonvilles newest venue showcasing the American art form known as jazz. I LOVE IT! The joint was jumping with Jazz enthusiasts there to hear the incomparable sounds of Von Barlows Jazz Journey, on that night featuring internationally renowned master of trumpet, Prof. Longineu Parsons, and veteran crowd pleaser, vocalist Sleepy Gilliard, along with VBJJ members Josh Bowlus on keyboard, sax man Eric Rheme, and Kelly McCarty on bass. From the opening number, jazz standard Caravan, to Monks Evidence to Louis Armstrongs A Kiss to Build a Dream On, the audience was held captive by the smorgasbord of musical flavor served up by these real jazz players (now thats a reality show I could get behind). Jazzlands owner, Carol Freeman, took to the stage during intermission to welcome everyone and invite us to join her in singing happy birthday to Von, who celebrated his 30th year as a 39 year old. Eko Odun Von and Clint. It was your night to be the Talk of the Town! Ekaabo (pronounced eh-kah-bow)! Talk of the Town! Talk of the Town!by Frances Bradley; Volume Burks, PhotographerVol. (l. to r.): Resa GroomesMicheaux, Glori and Clint Groomes Standing (l. to r.): Jermyn Shannon-el, Charles Micheaux, Chloe Burks, Clint Groomes (guest of honor), and Brian. Sitting (r. to l.): Glori Groomes, Ok Sun Burks, Frances Bradley, and Resa Groomes-Micheaux. Not shown: Volume and Seann Burks. Ok Sun and Volume Burks at Jazzland Jazzland Caf presents Michael Stewart as "The Thinker" Longineu Parsons and Dr. Gene White, a reunion between student and teacher Lydia Stewart and Brenda Onfroy going for the candid look in this shot at Jazzland Cafe Heh, heh, heh, heh. Thats a Von Barlow laugh. Henry and Mildred Williams are true jazz enthusiasts Dr. Gene White with Warren and Millie Small during intermission at Jazzland Cafe The lovely Jennifer Parsons (Longineus daughter) with Von Barlow and Jazz Empress, Joyce Bizot, 2009 Jacksonville Jazz Festival Hall of Fame Honoree Gloria and Ronald Belton are all smiles at Jazzland Cafe Von Barlows Jazz Journey (Josh Bowlus, Kelly McCarty, and Von) featuring Longineu Parsons on trumpet Joyce Price and Lydia Stewart smiling for the other camera Flutist Linda Witsell and artist Laurence Walden Talk of the Towns Frances Bradley with Carol Freeman, owner of Jazzland Cafe

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AUGUST 20, 2011THE STARPAGE A-7 Around the Area Gospel Angel Goes Bag Lady! Gospel Angel Goes Bag Lady! Bag Lady Sherrie Roberts One Bag, Endless Possibilities!Are you looking for the hottest bag in town? How about a great business opportunity? Well its right here in Jacksonville and they are Purses With PurposeŽ! Now ladies, you know that changing purses can be a chore, so imagine changing the outside of your purse but keeping the same insideŽ bag. Its like changing your purse without changing your purse! Well, we have it and the name is Miche Bags, (pronounced Mee-cheeŽ). Customers start with the purchase of a base bag, in black, brown, or cream, with a choice of three different sizes. The covers that fit the outside of the base bag are called shells. Once you purchase a base bag you can shop until you drop for shells to match your desired look! There are many different colors and designs for you to choose! Special magnets secure the shells, which allow you to either snapŽ or slipŽ on your shell. Youll love your new Miche Bag and the many accessories that are available. Attention MEN! Be your Honeys HeroŽ by purchasing shells for holidays or other special occasions. For more information about hosting a party or how to become a representative, visit www.meetmybaglady.biz or ask for a local representative in your area! Linda Randolph, Authorized Miche Bag Distributor Miche Bag and matching shoes Urgent Action Is Needed On An Issue Impacts Jobs -Dear Members, As you know, the port of Jacksonville is an economic engine for high-wage job creation and growth in our region. Infrastructure improvements are critical to attracting new economic development opportunities. We need you to immediately act on a critical issue as the deadline is Monday, Aug. 22. The Jacksonville District Corps of Engineers (Corps) held a public workshop on Monday, Aug. 15 regarding the solution to resolve the navigational hazard at Mile Point. This obstacle is currently restricting ships from entering the St. Johns River to a 4 hour window twice daily. A remedy will immediately create 3,500 new jobs in our region. We urge you to express your support of quickly solving this problem, so ships can operate more efficiently and cost effectively, resulting in substantial job growth for Northeast Florida. For your convenience, a sample letter of support is included below. However, we recommend that you personalize the message and welcome you to include your own ideas. All letters must be submitted to Paul Stodola with the Corps at Paul.E.Stodola@usace.army.mil by Monday, Aug. 22. Thank you for your immediate attention. Please contact me if you need additional information. Sincerely, Chris Quinn Vice President, Public Policy/Business Advocacy www.opportunityjacksonville.com NOTE: Sample email in box to the right: Dear Mr. Stodola, As a member of the community, I urge the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to proceed with the solution to the navigational hazard at Mile Point and submit the recommendation to Congress in the Chief of Engineer's report in February 2012. This obstacle is preventing the creation of jobs and economic growth and must be addressed quickly. The public and private port terminals serve as a major economic catalyst. The benefits from the remedy will positively impact a region of 1.5 million people and the entire state of Florida. The current time restrictions result in high fuel and resource costs from ships waiting to enter the St. Johns River. A remedy will immediately alleviate constraints and serve as a catalyst to create 3,500 new jobs in our region. I look forward to the economic development opportunities in Northeast Florida that will arise after Mile Point is repaired and restrictions are eliminated. Sincerely, Your name here

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PAGE A-8THE STAR AUGUST 20, 2011 How do you save? Let us count the ways.Begin with BOGOs„buy-one-get-one-free deals youll “ nd throughout the store. Then check out our Publix private label values. Finally, “ gure in the hundreds of items on sale every day. They all add up to a lower grocery tab. Go to publix.com/save right now to make plans to save this week. to save here.

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Photos by Frank M. Powell, III, of The Florida StarMany gathered recently for the Old School Sherwood Forest 1st annual reunion. Jacksonvilles Mayor Alvin Brown attended this much needed neighborhood event. Event Organizers are Monique Terry-Evans, Reggie Todd, Tommy Brown and Edward Williams who started the Facebook page which was used to reconnect the community. B1 C M Y KAUGUST 20, 2011 THESTAR LOCAL FLORIDA SECTION B Old School Sherwood Forest 1st Annual Reunion Natasha Henley, Betty Odum, Coley Williams, Iris Moody, Monique Terry, Chrstian Reis, City of Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown, Vickie Scott, Sammy Cosby, Myrtice Dozier, Jacksonville City Councilman Reggie Brown, Althea Mikell, Gladys Lewis; (seated) Kia Swanson, Jazmine Tippins Jazmine Tippins, Gladys Lewis, Althea Mikell, Iris Moody, Reggie Todd, Myrtice Dozier, Torrence Jones, Monique Terry, Christian Reis, Jucoee Wingate, Betty Odum, Clarence Wingate, Kia Swanson, Coley Williams, Edward Williams Arthur Fann, McDonald Burch-CEO, Belinda Frazier, Eugene Frazier-Vice President, Edward King, Tara Burgh, Reginal Thomas, Rorionne Thomas, Harriett, Patrick Johnson, Lola Thomas, Arthur Thomas-President To the right : Ashante Gibson, Destiny Moses, Dijjonae Acker, Jacksonville City Councilman Reggie Brown, Faith Moses, Kamari Acker, Joann Moses, Kimberly Acker, Nathan Washington, Levi McIntosh-President 100 Black Men, Hope Moses, Sheontra Lewis, Tills DeVaughn-Educator Chair 100 Black Men Above picture : Lance Rhodes, Dale Fisher, Reggie Taylor, Marcus Turner, Brian Barton, Daniel Gillins, Gillins Seafood To the left : Khadijah Karclashian, Mrs Weezy, Leon Walker, Ann Jones, Tytianna Allen, Jessica Haynes Eunice Pennington, DJ Speedball, DJ Natural, DJ Alfresh, David Star, DJ Bernard B, Dove Hagan

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(StatePoint) Tired of sorting through boring ties when looking for gifts for the men in your life? Whether youre shopping for a father, brother, son or friend, why not get something truly unique for that special man in your life? It can be hard to shop for men, but a little forethought and creative thinking can lead you to the right gift. Is your man a tech junkie? Or perhaps more of an outdoorsman? By considering his interests, it will be easier to make smart buying decisions. Its all about matching the right gift to the right man. € Tech Lovers: If your man is always the first to try out new gadgets, he falls into this category. Luckily, he shouldnt be hard to shop for. If he doesnt already have an iPad, your search is over. Or consider a gaming system if hes young at heart. If your budget is lower, try a subscription to Lynda.com, where he can learn virtually any software program he wants to for $25 a month. € Outdoorsmen: You dont have to go big to satisfy the outdoorsman in your life. Some simple accessories for existing equipment can make his life a lot easier. For example, people who occasionally use a chainsaw to trim trees or hedges often have trouble sharpening the blade when it dulls. But a chainsaw sharpening system like Powersharp from Oregon brand outdoor products, sharpens chain on the saw, on the job, in seconds -showing him just how much you care. Learn more at www.powersharp.com. € Foodies and Chefs: If he cant be pried from the kitchen, hes definitely a foodie. If you have a large budget, consider a new grill, complete with add-ons like a smoker or rotisserie. If youve got less to spend, try a new espresso machine or countertop portable grill. Or even a great cookbook with health-conscious recipes may be appreciated by the man trying to eat healthy. € Family Men: A digital camera or camcorder will help the new father or grandfather capture precious first moments. Remember to purchase a memory card with capacity to save all those snapshots. You can also go practical with bassinets, strollers or car seats. Or if your man simply likes hanging out with the family, why not get him a game console that will allow him to play video games and screen movies and his favorite TV shows. Its a great two-for-one gift! Remember, its the thought -not the price tag -that counts. Spend more time thinking than shopping, and youll be sure to get him a gift he loves! ***** Choosing The Right Gift For The Men In Your Life PAGE B 2THE STAR AUGUST 20, 2011 By: Farris Long B.U.History books do not give place to those who simply follow trends but to those who create them. We fly around the world today because the Wright brothers believed that manned flight was possible. Black people can ride the bus today and sit anywhere they want because Rosa Parks dared to be a trendsetter. We drink milk that is much safer now because Louie Pasteur created a new process that we call pasteurization. God created each of us to be unique. When we do not celebrate our uniqueness, we are doomed to repeat the sins of Adam and Eve. We will believe the lie that we are less than who we are. Satan told Eve, in his effort to tempt her, by eating this fruit you will be like God.Ž The truth is, when they were created, the bible says that they were created in the image and likeness of God. In fact, as proof of their God-likeness, Genesis 1:26 says that they were given dominion over the earth. How much more like God can you be? When we are not convinced of our identity, we run the risk of being defined by cultural externals. Jacob was given that name because he grabbed his brother's heal on the way out of the womb. One innocent but infamous act left him labeled for most of his life. Because people reinforced the nature every time they called his name, he spent a good portion of his life living up to what they called him. Each time he was summoned they were summoning the trickster... the con man.. the heel grabber. It wasn't until his encounter with God that he was empowered with who he REALLY was. You shall no longer be called Jacob, but Israel; for as a prince you have prevailed with God.Ž So often in my travels both as a motivational speaker and as a preacher, I hear people say that they want to be The Next..Ž (the next Kirk Franklin, the next T.D. Jakes, the next Juanita Bynum, the next Noel Jones etc etc.) God never created you to be a stereotype. Each of us was created as a prototype. Being a prototype means, being a trend setter. Being a stereotype may be easy and comfortable, but it doesn't allow you to leave a mark. We fly around the world today because the Wright brothers believed that manned flight was possible. Black people can ride the bus today and sit anywhere they want because Rosa Parks dared to be a trendsetter. We drink milk that is much safer now because Louie Pasteur created a new process that we call pasteurization. One key component for becoming a trend setter is a willingness to deal with ridicule. Too often we take the pathway of least resistance. It is easy and comfortable but it doesn't cause you to leave a mark. I remember back in high school, my step-dad developed diabetes. His sickness caused him to lose his job and the weight of all the bills fell on my mom. She had to use all her resources to keep the lights on and a roof over our head. So naturally me having the most up to date clothes was not a huge priority. And by all means $60 sneakers were not an option. The onlyway I got Nikes or Pumas or Converses, was if they were handed down to me from my older cousin or my older brother. The same thing went for clothes. In middle school when my dad first developed the disease, I either had to wear highwater pants and too small shirts to school or wear the one thing I had a lot of that fit... Church Clothes. Because the kids picked at me harder when I wore high waters, I opted to wear my church clothes instead. Yea I got picked at and talked about. But it wasn't nearly as bad. I will admit it did hurt. It hurt a lot. I cried many days asking God why I couldn't have what the other kids had. When my older brother (step brother) moved in in the latter part of my junior high years, he empowered me in a way that I have never shared before until now. I pray he reads this article because I want to pause and say thanks for what he did for me (unknowingly). My brother was so different. His style of dress was amazing. He didn't wear what everyone else wore. His style was a smooth dressy casual look. He didn't look like everyone else, but people ALWAYS admired how clean his look was. I admired him so much that sometimes I went in his room when he left for school and borrowed his clothes. I wanted to be just like my big brother. Before long, it gave me the courage to wear my church clothes with pride. I had started playing the piano for churches at the age of 12 or 13 so I could have money to eat lunch each week and get my clothes. I bought clothes like his. I no longer wanted to look like the otherkids. What started as ridicule turned into respect because I carried a new confidence in who I was. It is so amazing to me when I go on Facebook from time to time and people from high school share with me the respect they had for me over the years. One person told me, Yea, I picked at you back in the day and called you church boy. But the truth be told I couldn't help but respect you. I didn't understand it back then, but you dared to be different. Now look at where you are in life.Ž This article is for everyone who has been told you have to live your life dancing to the beat of the drum. I am challenging you to create your own bandyour own sound that has its place in this symphony called life. It may be hard sometimes. But, I am telling you today it's okay to B.U. Community Activities FLORIDA THEATRE SUMMER MOVIE CLASSICSTHE AFRICAN QUEEN:Florida Theatre on Saturday August 20, 2011 at 128 E. Forsyth Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Contact 904.355.2787 for any information. 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. FREE CHOLESTEROL AND DIABETES SCREENINGS offered from 11:00 am 4:00 pm August 25 at Winn-Dixie Pharmacy, 7941 Normandy Blvd., Jacksonville, FL., For more information call Cholestcheck: 800-713-3301 (NoAppointments). 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. THE SICKLE CELL 2011 WALKATHON needs your donations NOW! ). If you would like to make contributions by making monetary tax deductible donations, purchasing tshirts or joining us at the walk a thon on 9/10/11. Please contactSCDAA-NFC at (904) 353-5737. ARTRAGEOUS ARTWALKS (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. ULYSSES W. WATKINS JR., MD HEALTH NOTES PRICKLY HEAT (Miliaria Rubra; Sweat Retention) GENERAL INFORMATION Definition … A skin disorder characterized by a non-inflammatory, itchy rash caused by obstructed sweat-gland ducts. BODY PARTS INVOLVED … Skin. SEX OR AGE MOST AFFECTED … All ages, but most common in infants. SIGNS & SYMPTOMS …Clusters of vesicles (small fluid-filled skin blisters which may come and go within a matter of hours) or red rash without vesicles in areas of heavy perspiration. CAUSES … Obstruction of seat-gland ducts for unknown reasons. RISK INCREASES WITH Obesity. *Stress. *Hot, humid weather. *Genetic factors, such as fair, sensitive skin. HOW TO PREVENT … Stay indoors in refrigerated air-conditioned buildings during hot, humio weather. WHAT TO EXPECT APPROPRIATE HEALTH CARE Home care. *Doctors treatment, if home care fails. DIAGNOSTIC MEASURES Your own observation of symptoms. *Medical history and physical exam by a doctor (severe cases only). POSSIBLE COMPLICATIONS … Secondary skin infection. PROBABLE OUTCOME … Usually curable with treatment. Recurrence is common. HOW TO TREAT GENERAL MEASURES Take frequent cool showers or tub baths. *Apply lubricating ointment or cream to skin 6 or 7 times a day. *Use cool-water soaks to relieve itching and hasten healing. Pat skin dry, and dust with cornstarch after and between soaks. *Wear cotton socks and leather soled footwear rather than shoes made with man-made materials1 *Expose the affected skin to air as much as possible. *Dont use binding materials, such as adhesive tape, or wear tight girdles. Z8. Change diapers on infants as soon as they are wet. *Avoid sunburn once you have had prickly heat. The bodys inflammatory reac tion to sunburn may trigger a new outbreak of prickly heat. MEDICATION … Your doctor may suggest nln-prescription steroid cream to apply 2 or 3 times a day. ACTIVITY … Decrease activity during hot, humid weather or until skin heals. DIET … No special diet. CALL YOUR DOCTOR IF: Prickly heat doesnt improve in 10 days, despite home care. Health Notes Announcements, meetings, happenings, and community events scheduled in Jacksonville and the surrounding area MAKE IT COUNT

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PAGE B-5 THE STAR AUGUST 20, 2011 Mobile broadband is taking another major step forward. The network technology is called LTE (Long Term Evolution), and its more than just another update. Its a whole new way to get online „ a supe r-fast wireless connection to the Internet. The planned combination of AT&T and T-Mobile will allow us to expand our advanced network to cover an additional 20,000 square mi les in Florida „ delivering a new choice for broadband Internet access. Our customers will get a stronger network. Flor ida will get cutting-edge wireless technology. And onemillion more Florida residents will ge t a new choice for mobile broadband and all the benefits it brings. MobilizeEverything.comPUBLIC SAFETY: LTE will provide a more advanced wireless network for Florida first responders. ECONOMY: Expanding high-speed wireless Internet across Florida will create jobs, fuel economic growth, and spur innovation. HEALTHCARE: LTE will connect Florida families to doctors and specialists across the state and around theworld. Expanding our LTE mobile broadband network across more of Florida.We cant wait to see what you do with it.EDUCATION:Super-fast LTE technology will connect Florida students to a world of interactive learning. 2011 AT&T Intellectual Property. All rights reserved.

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She is a bundle of positive energy that comes packaged in a winning personality with multiple talents, adorable cutie-pie looks and a name that means To give thanks in the language of the South African Shona people. Were talking about fifteen year old actress/dancer/singer Zendaya Coleman, professionally known as Zendaya. She is a cast regular playing the role of Raquel Rocky Blue on the #1 rated Disney Channel Show Shake It Up which is now in its second season. Zendaya has been in showbiz most of her life starting off at age six training with the California Shakespeare Theatres student conservatory program. Her mom was the Theatres house manager. This was followed with further training as a student at the Oakland School For The Arts and even more follow-up training at the CalShakes Conservatory Program and the American Conservatory Theatre. Between all of these schools Zendaya had lead roles in many stage plays. Zendayas professional career began as a child model for Macys, Mervyns, Old Navy and others. From there she transitioned into dancing where she became a member of the Oakland dance troop Future Shock as well as hula dancing for AHA (Academy of Hawaiian Arts). She did an iCarly Toys ad and was a back up dancer to fellow Disney star Selena Gomez for a Sears commercial. Then came her big break i.e., the role of Raquel Rocky Blue on Shake It Up. Zendayas name and physical bi-racial looks (Black dad & Dutch Mom) is something she has had to deal with all of her life but she is positively upbeat about it saying, Most definitely, I have gotten that since I was very little. I have a racially ambiguous look and on top of that my name is really interesting. Nobodys has ever heard it before. They dont know how to say it or they ask me where it comes from. I mean its cool finding that people are interested in who I am. How does Zendaya relate to her on-camera character Rocky? She smiles and quips, Shes the shy quite one whos always trying to look out for her friends. Shell always be there for them no matter what because shes the sharp one. Yeah, shes just a great person and Im a lot like her in real life and I love playing her character. Since this is a dance orientated show and she is a principal dancer is her role very physically demanding? Zendaya comes back, You know what, being on the show period is physically demanding just because its a dance show. And so were always dancing and always moving around having fun so you know of course, naturally Im just going to get sore from that. Also there is a lot of physical comedy involved in our show because it is a comedy. So we have so many physical comedy bits in our show and its fun. I like it. I dont really mind the soreness out there. A television sitcom usually takes one week per episode with each day doing something different until it is taped. What is Zendayas favorite part of the entire production process? She lights up, My favorite part of the process is definitely a-days which is our live taping days because we get to meet our fans. We get to have a live audience and that kind of brings me back to the stage which is where I started in theatre. Its a nice home ground to be able to feed off the audiences energy. How does Zendaya stay grounded in such a crazy business with the negative peer pressure and all that comes with it? She humbly says, I surround myself with positive people that really know who I am and has always been around me, no matter what and has been with me forever. So I surround myself with people I know love me and care for me weather I have the show or not. Those are the people that are always going to be there. THESTARENTERTAINMENT Zendaya, Teen Starlet Shakes It Up!By Rych McCain, feedbackrych@sbcglobal.net and Facebook Photo by Keith Munyan Music:NAMMs search for the Best Teen School Band in the USA has begun. School bands have a chance to showcase their talent by entering the Third Annual National School Jam USA Teen Battle of the Bands. Middle and High school bands who want to promote their schools music programs with the $50,000 prize can enter by going to www.schooljamusa.com. Veteran superstar rocker Alice Cooper will release his new album on Sept. 13th on the Universal Music Enterprises label titled Welcome 2 My Nightmare. The third annual Ultimate Jazz Festival invades Southern Calis Inland Empire i.e., Guasti Regional Park in Ontario, CA. this weekend with Keith Sweat, Pieces of a Dream ft. Ramona Dunlap, Cameo, Althea Renee and others.TV:BET will supersize & Park to a three hour format through the upcoming Labor Day weekend. Viola Davis, Zoe Saldana, Lamar Odom, Swizz Beatz, The Game, Dwight Howard and Diggy Simmons are some to the guests stopping by. The NBCUniversal TV Network sponsored their Press Tour Conference Monday and Tuesday this week at the Beverly Hills Hilton. The event was cohosted with the TCA (Television Critics of America) and brought in TV journalists from all over the country to greet and interview the entire cast of 13 new fall shows via Q&A panels and oneon-one interviews. Out of the 13 new shows, only 5 have Black cast members i.e., The Playboy Club, leads the pack with two, Jenifer Lewis and Naturi Naughton;. Up All Night, Maya Rudolph; Grimm, Russell Hornsby; Prime Suspect, Damon Gupton; The Sing-Off, Shawn Stockman. On the USA Network cable side, Necessary Roughness, Mehcad Brooks; Psych, Dule Hill and Suits Gina Torres.Movies:Puncture. Millennium Entertainment. Starring Chris Evans, Mark Kassen, Brett Cullen, Marshall Bell, Michael Biehn, Jesse L. Martin, Roxanna Hope, Tess Parker, Kate Burton and Vinessa Shaw. Producer/CoDirectors; Adam Kassen & Mark Kassen. Written by Chris Lopata. Story by Paul Danziger and Ela Thier based on true life events. This is a true story of how a small, two attorney Houston law practice took on the mega giant GPOs (Group Purchasing Organizations) that rule the buying and selling of medical supplies to hospitals to get a safety needle on the market that would prevent nurses and doctors from getting accidentally stuck with contaminated needles. The case took attorneys Mike Weiss (Evans) and Paul Danziger (Kassen) to the breaking point because it threatened to expose the deep corruption in the medical purchasing industry that in turn threatened thousands of lives. This one is a dramatic nail biter and should be up for Oscar consideration! Cowboys And Aliens. Universal Studios and DreamWorks Studios. Starring Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford, Olivia Wilde, Sam Rockwell and Adam Beach. Directed by Jon Favreau. Screenplay by Alex Kutzman, Robert Orci, Damon Lindelof, Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby. Produced by Alex Kurtzman, Scott M. Rosenberg, Robert Orci, Brian Grazer and Ron Howard. Every now and then somebody in Hollyweird does break away from the safe, cookie-cuter assembly line of flicks that copy cat and follow an original that was not cut from the mode and was a hit! This film just may fit that bill. There is nothing out there to compare it to. This action packed sci-fi cowboys & Indians flick will definitely start a trend. Hit me up at rychmccain@sbcglobal.net and Facebook Study, Observe and Win! Rych Rych McCains Hollyhood NotesBy Rych McCain, feedbackrych@sbcglobal.net and Facebook 31st RMHN Great Outdoor Activities For Kids(StatePoint) With television, Internet and video games offering 24/7 entertainment, it can be hard to get your kids outside. But as a parent, you have an obligation to take advantage of the beautiful days this season by getting outdoors with your kids as often as you can. This means turning off those mobile phones and gadgets as you learn to enjoy the great outdoors again. It also means getting physical. Play -especially highly active physical play -makes kids smart, emotionally intelligent, lovable and likable, ethical, physically fit, and joyful, says Dr. Anthony DeBenedet, a practicing physician and co-author of the new book, The Art of Roughhousing. Good roughhousing lets you build trust with your child, says Dr. Lawrence J. Cohen, a licensed psychologist and DeBenedets co-author. So make sure to repeat whatever makes them giggle, but go slow when they show fear or apprehension. Here are some great physical activities that you and your child can enjoy outdoors: Contact Sports: From basketball to water balloon fights, contact sports are a great way to teach your children how to welcome competition by focusing on fun, confidence and skills instead of winning and losing. Its also a great way to learn how to read people, so that your child will know who to trust and how to communicate with people out in the real world. The X-15 Flight Simulator: This activity is best done in a wide open space, like a grassy park ground. Stand on your childs right side. Reach across his chest with your left arm while also reaching behind his legs with your right arm. Then lift and flip him in one motion, onto your left shoulder so that hes lying horizontally with his head pointed forward and his arms outstretched like wings. Place your hands under his armpits to secure him and yell Blastoff! before running around in flight patterns. The Catapult: You may want to practice this move at home with sofa cushions on a rainy day before taking it outside. Lie on your back with your knees bent and tilt your feet at a 45 degree angle. Let your child sit on your feet as you lift her in the air and straighten your legs, pushing her forward so that she catapults onto the cushions, or if outdoors, into a swimming pool or pile of leaves. Make sure to push forward instead of straight up so that she doesnt land on you! A Magic Carpet Ride: After a leisurely picnic outdoors, you can give your child an added treat by taking her on a magic carpet ride. Have her sit on the blanket as two adults grasp the four corners and run around. For more outdoor play ideas and information aboutThe Art of Roughhousing, visit www.theartofroughhousing.com. Then get outdoors and dont be afraid to get rough-and-tumble with your children. After all, its good for them!

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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 20, 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. Convenience Store Clerk Shoots CustomerA man had been arrested in connection with a shooting at a convenience store. The man that was arrested was actually the clerk of the store. Reports say that Bentley Shine, 18, entered a Pic N Pay Food Mart with Elizabeth Cochran, 21 to purchase a bag of potato chips. Cochran turned her head when she heard Shine say, Are you for real?Ž Thats when she saw the clerk, Dewayne Keith Scott, 45, pointing a silver shotgun at Shine. Scott told Shine to get the dog out of hereŽ after seeing the large dog he brought with him into the store. Cochran told police they left the store and returned. When Shine got out of the vehicle to go back into the store police were told that Scott shot Shine in the stomach. Cochran said she didnt know why he shot him. Scott had called the police after he shot Shine, according to investigators. Scott said he shot Shine for refusing to leave the store after being told to do so because he was causing trouble. When police arrived they found a spent shotgun shell outside on the sidewalk and a shotgun behind the counter of the store. Dan Scott, father of Dewayne Scott and also the owner of the store, said that he didnt know the details of the shooting, but felt that his son must have felt threatened enough to open fire with a shotgun at someone. Customers said that Scott might have simply tried to protect his property as the store had been robbed several times in the past. Apparently Scott had been charged with assault and aggravated assault at different times in 1990, records show. He spent three days in jail for one of the charges while the second was dropped. Shines records did not have any felony arrests Shine was taken to the hospital with critical injuries and underwent surgery. Scott was arrested and charged with aggravated battery knowingly causing great bodily harm. Dewayne Keith Scott Police Looking for Home Invasion SuspectPolice are looking for a parolee and two others who were responsible for a home invasion of a 41-year-old man. The victim said he was in the bathroom when heard a knock at his front door. When he stepped out of the bathroom to see who it was, he saw two men standing in his living room. One of them demanded to know where the money was. The victim told him that he only had a few dollars in his wallet and $5 on his dresser. The burglar then pulled out a semi-automatic pistol and demanded the money once more. The gunman then pushed the victim to the floor and hit him against his head with the muzzle of the pistol. The other man used a shirt to cover the victims face and draped a towel over his head to cover his eyes so that he couldnt see. He was also tied up with his belt and the cord from an electric clock. The victim was blindfolded and couldnt see anything, but he later heard one of the men calling someone on a cellphone to drive back to where they were as they were finishing up. As the men left, they ransacked the place, ripped the telephone cord out of the wall, and they stole a cellphone, four gold-colored watches, and the gold rope chain that was around the victims neck. The victim then freed himself after the burglars left and went to call 911 at a neighboring relatives home. A witness identified one of the burglars, who turned out to be Jarquise Rashad Plummer, 20. Plummer had served nearly a year of a 10-year sentence for his conviction of possession of cocaine and was released on parole on May 31. He is wanted on charges of burglary, armed robbery, false imprisonment, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, terroristic threats and acts and disabling a communication device. The other man who was with him and the getaway driver have not yet been identified. Jarquise Rashad Plummer

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AUGUST 20, 2011 THE STAR C&J 2 SSSHH! From Actual Police ReportsDid You Hear About?... Did You Hear About?... EDITORS NOTE: All suspects are deemed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law. The Sheriffs Office reports are a matter of public record. The Star seeks to educate in the hope of keeping our community safe. Smoke AlarmsSmoke alarms are proven life savers. There are more than 300,000 residential fires every year, so when there is a fire, smoke alarms buy families valuable escape time. Unfortunately, about two-thirds of fire deaths take place in homes with no smoke alarms or with non-working smoke alarms. The most common reasons why alarms did not work were missing, disconnected, or dead batteries. Consumers need to make sure that they have a working smoke alarm. For better warning of fire, consumers should install smoke alarms on every level of the home, outside sleeping areas, and inside bedrooms. Replace batteries annually, and test the smoke alarms monthly. A good time to remember to replace batteries is when turning clocks ahead for daylight saving time on Sunday, March 9. When shopping for smoke alarms, consumers should be aware of the two different types of smoke alarms: ionization and photoelectric. While both types are effective smoke sensors, ionization type detectors respond quickly to flaming fires, while photoelectric type detectors respond sooner to smoldering fires. Since you are not able to predict what types of fires might break out, you might want to install both types of smoke alarms throughout the house. There are also dual sensor smoke alarms that have both ionization and photoelectric sensors in one unit. Here are some useful tips in preventing fire: Never leave cooking equipment unattended. Have a professional inspect home heating, cooling, and water appliances annually. Inspect electrical cords for signs of wear, cracks, or age, and keep lighting away from combustibles. Use caution with candles, lighters, matches, and smoking materials near upholstered furniture, mattresses, and bedding. Keep matches and lighters out of reach of young children. 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 Three Sought in Armed Robbery and ShootingAt 6:23 p.m. police were dispatched to 1451 N. Market Street in reference to a person shot. The investigation revealed the victim was confronted by three black males about money. One of the suspects pulled a gun on the victim and told him to give it up. The suspect with the gun then pressed the trigger twice and the gun clicked twice. The suspect pointed the gun in the air and shot a round. The suspect fled and the victim went into the store. The victim waited about 10 minutes and started walking home. The victim was confronted by the same three suspects again. One of the suspects stated, "give it up". The victim refused and started walking away. The suspect then shot the victim in the back with a black revolver. The Police are looking for the three unidentified suspects that were seen o caught on video. Traffic, Sobriety & Safety Checkpoints, and Sustained DUIEnforcementsIt is important that traffic laws are enforced in a manner that will allow everyone to use the highway and roadway system free from harm or personal danger, and to provide a deterrent for those who would otherwise violate the traffic laws. Reducing death and injury resulting from crashes involving impaired drivers is one of the most important objectives. Authorities seek to safeguard all drivers through the use of non-intrusive checkpoints to detect and remove impaired drivers from the roadways. Sobriety Checkpoints are scheduled periodically and is used to increase the motorists' perceived risk of detection and arrest and to affect a greater public awareness of the problem of impaired drivers. If you see drivers on the road weaving, swerving over lanes, almost hitting an object or vehicle, braking erratically, or any other signs that show that the driver may be impaired, you should keep a safe distance and immediately call 911. You may save a life or more.

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AUGUST 20, 2011 THE STAR C&J 3Bizarre Crimes Bizarre Crimeswho, what, when...huh? Other Unusual Crimes Across the Nation Angry Drug Dealers Shoot At Man For Not Buying DrugsCharles Smith, 21, was accused of shooting at a car of a man for declining to buy drugs from him. Harry Roosevelt, the victim, stopped at a street at about 1:30 p.m., where he was approached by several young mn. They asked him if he wanted to buy drugs from them, but he wasnt interested. They started to swear and call him names and Roosevelt retaliated by cursing back. Roosevelt said he saw Smith, who he referred to as Peanut, pull out a gun and quickly sped off. As he was driving away, Smith started firing at Roosevelts car. One bullet hit just above the gas tank in the vehicle, another ripped through the driver seat almost hitting him, and the third hit the rear window. Roosevelt wasnt injured and when he got home, he called 911. The police had actually arrived at the crime scene before Roosevelt made the call, but no witnesses or suspects were found. Roosevelt said he knew the man who shot at him because he dated a family member of his in the past. Smith was arrested and charged with attempted first-degree murder with a firearm, possession of a firearm or ammunition by a convicted felon and shooting or throwing a deadly missile at or within a vehicle. Man Commits Two Robberies for his BirthdayPolice believe that Charles W. Shellings pulled off two robberies in celebration of his 31st birthday. Shellings was accused of entering a Valero store and confronting the clerk. Both got into a struggle and Shellings tried to cut him with a 8 to 10-inch knife. The clerk grabbed a baseball bat and started hitting Shellings until Shellings took it from him and started to hit him back with it. Then he stabbed the clerk in the neck and fled the store with about $500 from the cash register. Another robbery was reported at a Kangaroo Express store, where Shellings entered with a shirt over his face and a box-cutter. He jumped over the counter and threatened two of the clerks that he would kill them if they didnt cooperate with him. They gave him a little over $100 from the register, but he dropped some of it on the floor. When he bent down to pick the money up, the shirt fell off his face revealing his face. In a photo lineup provided by police, both clerks pointed out Shellings without hesitation. Shellings was arrested on multiple charges of armed robbery and aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. He ha been sentenced to two years in prison in 2000 for robbery, battery on a law-enforcement officer and cocaine possession Teen Claims to be a Vampire After Trying to Bite a Womans Neck Galveston, TXPolice were called in to a parking lot where they found Lyle Monroe Bensley, 19, hissing and growling wearing only boxer shorts. The victim reported that Bensley had kicked in the door of her home and started growling and hissing at her trying to bite her neck. Then he dragged her outside where the victim managed to escape and go inside of a neighbors car. Police arrived and arrested Bensley, who told them to let him go because he did not want to kill them. He claimed to be a 500-year-old vampire from hell. Police believe he may have been on drugs. Bensley was charged with burglary with intent to commit assault and is being set on a bond at $40,000. Son Stabs Mother After Being Offered a Sandwich Chicago, ILAlexanderGeorg, 27, came home where he lived with his mother. When she offered to make him a sandwich, he grabbed a 6-inch long kitchen knife and started to chase her around the kitchen. She ran out the house, but Georg pinned her down to the ground of the driveway and started stabbing her. Calls were made to the police and Georg was arrested on charges of attempted murder, aggravated battery and aggravated domestic battery, all three of which are felony charges. His bail is set at $1.5 million and his mother was transported to the hospital where she is being treated. Kind Elderly Lady Shows Burglar the Door to Exit her Home Boston, MASheila Nyhan, 70, is a retired nurse and stood toe-to-toe with a burglar that was in her home. She asked, What are you doing here? and he replied, I think Im lost. Then Nyhan kindly showed him the way to the door and escorted him out of the house. After the burglar left, he broke into several more homes. He was on a shopping spree and had burglarized eight homes in two hours. Police were called after a neighbor saw the burglar trying to break into one of the homes. Police arrested Richard Kasperowitz Jr., 42, in just a few minutes after the call. Kasperowitz did not cooperate and it took a team of officers to take him down. Only the watch of Nyhans father was stolen and she said she did not want to pose any problems during the burglary because she did not want to frighten her 96-year-old mother. Police were told by those who knew the burglar that he had problems most of his life. He had gotten out of jail a year ago after serving 10 years. Kasperowitz was charged with unarmed burglary, breaking and entering in the nighttime with intent to commit a felony, trespassing and attempting to commit a crime. He is being held on bail for $150,000. Charles Smith Charles Shellings

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AUGUST 20, 2011THE STARC&J 4 PAGE B4 C M Y K Criminal Line-Up Criminal Line-Up MISSING PERSONS Name: Tiffany Nicole Glover Age: 17 Weight: 120 lbs Last seen: 8/04/11 Name: Markell Antonio Hazley Age: 16 Weight: 135 lbs Last seen: 8/02/11 Name: Marlon Devin Crawford Age: 14 Weight: 109 lbs Last seen: 8/04/11 Name: Leann Hill Age: 15 Weight: 130 lbs Last seen: 7/05/11 Name: Clarissa D. Williams Age: 15 Weight: 130 lbs Last seen: 8/09/11 MOST WANTED Name: Kendrick Bernard Brown Age: 41 Offense: Petit Theft Name: Clyde Johnson Age: 35 Offense: Aggravated Battery w/Deadly Weapon Name: Jamal Rashad Parker Age: 22 Offense: Traffic in Stolen Property Name: Trevarius Potter Age: 24 Offense: Fraud use of Personal ID Name: Darrius Omar Ray Age: 26 Offense: Possession of Controlled Substance Name: Robert S. River Age : 21 Offense: Robbery with no gun/deadly weapon 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 On Sunday, August 14, 2011 around 10:45 a.m. police responded to Oak Hammock apartments located at 500 Acme Street in reference to a shooting. Two victims were shot and transported to a local hospital. The listed victim succumbed to his injuries. The victim that died w as black male, Darius Nathaniel Foster, age 22. This is an active ongoing investigation. Anyone with any information about this shooting is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS or email them at rewards@fccrimestoppers.com PREDATOR ALERT Name: Neil Christian Allen Offense: Lewd Lascivious under 16 Name: Terron Lavance Allen Offense: Lewd Lascivious under 16 Name: Jimmie R. Anderson Offense: Aggravated Battery, Victim/Pregnant Name: Antion M. Armstrong Offense: Robbery w/Gun Name: Patrick O. Bailey Offense: Attempted Robbery with Gun Name: Robert Allen Offense: Sexual Battery with injury under 12 BACK ON THE STREET

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AUGUST 20, 2011THE STARPR 1 PREP RAP PREP RAP Youth Section Youth Section Daddy Daughter DanceGirls Inc. of Jacksonvilles is hosting its Daddy Daughter Dance on October 1st, 2011. This extraordinary event has been a great success for many years and has now become a tradition in the Northeast region of Florida. The event, affectionately known as the Daddy Daughter Dance,Ž is held in honor of girls and their fathers, or special men in their lives, and will take place at the Renaissance Resort at the World Golf Village, Saturday, October 1st, 2011 from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Girls Inc. of Jacksonville is proud to be able to offer such a remarkable event to Northeast Florida,Ž said president and CEO of Girls Inc., Beth Hughes Clark. We are thrilled to see how much the event has grown, and how it is become a tradition in many families.Ž Girls Inc. is looking forward to hosting approximately 500 dads and daughters. The event is $80 for each daddy-daughter couple and $30 more for any additional daughters. The festivities will include a delicious dinner, DJ, professional photographs, a silent auction and raffle prizes that will make for an exciting night. Girls Inc. is a nonprofit organization that empowers all girls to be Strong, Smart and Bold. All proceeds from this dance will be put back into the programs that Girls Inc. girls benefit from all year round. Girls Inc. programming includes after school, summer and outreach programs in NE Florida. For more information on the Girls Inc. Daddy Daughter Dances, visit www.girlsincjax.org or call 904-731-9933. To register for the dance, visit www.DaddyDaughterDanceGIJ.com

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AUGUST 20, 2011THE STARPR 2 PREP RAP PREP RAP Cyberbullying A Domestic ThreatThe United States of America is at war on two fronts, one foreign and one domestic. The country has been at war against terrorism for over 5 years. The military which is second to none possesses State of the ArtŽ weaponry that has the capability of precision lethality. The Constitution of the United States of America gives us the right to fight all those who are threats to our domestic tranquility. This blogs focus is on the domestic war that thousands of young Americans are exposed to when the school year begins. The war effort is growing on a front where there is already physical confrontation resulting in casualties in the thousands, but the landscape is on a digital or electronic battlefield. Cyberbullying has claimed lives as the result of jail sentences (convictions from bullying), suicides (by those who succumbed to stress) and violent retaliations (from those that are bullied and fought back). The understanding is that this was the result of severe torment and bullying in and out of school using electronic means. Intelligence Summary: Cyberbullying is harassment that occurs via electronic means. It happens on Social Media and Social Network sites, cyberbullying is similar to additional types of bullying, it takes place through text messages sent to cell phones. The tragedy in this form of domestic terrorism is Cyberbullies can be classmates, online friends, and even family members, they can be in community groups and church. Bullies either cyber or physical, do know their victims. Emailing, chatting and Skyping with friends are the most common online activities. Naturally when kids communicate they are sometimes playful, but that play can turn mean, destructive, resentful, harassing and dangerous. Just as the military uses performance intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) missions, target recognition, bullies do the same on social media sites. Would it take an Executive order to issue specialŽ weapons to stop bullying or will parents be more involved? Online Bullying: The issue sounds the alarm for parents, teachers, school administration and law enforcement that online bullying is widespread and leading to teenage suicides, and suicide attempts. The domestic war has real casualties, American children that are future leaders of their communities and country. Social media has opened up a new area for intelligence gathering by bullies, and provided avenues to reach out and digitally terrorize another person. Instead of bombs, missiles, IDEs, or other weapons social media and social networks are the tools of these domestic terroristic actions. Online protocols (tools) are like tools of a digital sniper. There are no rules of this war just inflict damage to the emotional and psychological stability of those that are being targeted. In traditional war you avoid close contact with your enemy, there are rules of engagement and an understanding who the enemy is and their capabilities. In this new war of cyberbullying your enemy is in schools, in churches, attending classes, and can look right in your eyes. Casualties of Cyberbullying: A study by Sameer Hinduja, Ph.D. and Justin W. Patchin, Ph.D. of the Cyberbullying Research Center shows that there is an upward trend in the 10 to 19 year-old age group seriously contemplated attempting suicide as a result of cyberbullying. Studies are showing that bullying is a factor in the study that shows that those that are bullied are at higher risk for suicidal thoughts and planning. In a national study, approximately 2,000 randomly selected middle-school students from the most populous school districts in the United States were surveyed by National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). The results were disturbing showing increased students reported they seriously think about attempting suicide and students reported attempting suicide, if unsuccessful they did not tell their parents; war creates mental and psychological stresses, bullying is the same in creating depression, social challenges, struggled academically or creating special needs either physically or emotionally. Bullying and cyberbullying creates emotional instability, feelings of hopelessness, and paranoia in the minds of adolescents, these are some of the symptoms that Gulf war veterans face after returning from war. Be Aware and use Wise Counsel Parents, teachers and school administrators/counselors must be aware of the atmosphere of the schools and many cases even churches. They must recognize the battlefield bullying signs of conflict, low moral, rumors of plots to terrorize and bully. Counselors have a school wide challenge to watch the emotional state of children. To be able to council, redirect behaviors and intervene when necessary, use intelligence, stealth and counter intelligence to learn the direction and redirect possible assaults. If delayed deadly results may happen to students and the educational atmosphere of schools and be reflected in communities and churches.. Cyberbullying Triage: Just as the military has protocols for suicide prevention and intervention, schools now need bullying and cyberbullying response programs. Schools should always involve a counselor or psychologist in cyberbullying or bullying investigations as well as prevention education, and make the immediate goal of any investigation not discipline but support for targeted students. Events need to be teachable moments for the educational environment so they will not happen repeatedly. The American military is a representation of American society with order, discipline, and Esprit de corps. Schools are challenged with the threat of misuse of technology. Parents need to check their childrens social media sites and networks; even check their cell phones for voice, data, pictures and movies. If parents do not take charge or are too scared they are held liable to potential future tragedies. Proactive efforts by parents do intervene before trouble, reinforce ethical uses of technology and parents are aware of what is going on. There needs to be a ceasing of hostilities in bullying and cyberbullying, an agreement of peace and friendship. Even if parents have their children sign Internet safety agreements; violation should be dealt swiftly and fairly. Americans must be united against the domestic threat bullying and cyberbullying.

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AUGUST 20, 2011THE STARPR 4 PREP RAP PREP RAPLocal Student Chosen to Attend National Junior Tennis Leagues Leadership Camp in CaliforniaTatiyana Roberts, a local middle school student enrolled in the MaliVai Washington Kids Foundation afterschool youth program was one of only 40 nationwide students chosen to attend the National Junior Tennis Leagues 2011 Tennis Leadership Camp in Sonoma, California. The weeklong camp (July 18thJuly 24nd) was held on the campus of Sonoma State University and featured activities in leadership development, health & nutrition, college preparation, cultural excursions, social events and more. Campers were chosen by representatives from the United States Tennis Association(USTA) and NJTL based on coach recommendations, GPA, conduct grades and a written essay. The mission of the MaliVai Washington Kids Foundation is to develop champions in classrooms, on tennis courts and throughout communities. Go Back To School with Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten!The Early Learning Coalition encourages eligible families to go Back to School with Voluntary PreKindergarten (VPK). Families can enroll their children in the FREE VPK program for the 2011-2012 school year. To be eligible, families must be residents of the State of Florida and the enrollee must turn 4-years-old on or before September 1st. When enrolling, families will receive a VPK certificate allowing their child to attend VPK at a qualified program provider in Duval County. This community effort will be in partnership with Wells Fargo Company. Parents will need to bring proof of childs age and proof of Florida residency. Typical examples for each are: For proof of age: Birth Certificate, Blue shot record signed by doctor, Passport, or Military ID. For proof of residency: ADDRESS MUST MATCH APPLICATION. Drivers License, Utility bill, Lease Agreement or Pay stub. WHEN: August 15th through August 26th WHERE: Early Learning Coalition of Duval 8301 Cypress Plaza Dr #201 32256 WHO: Early Learning Coalition of Duval Families, who are residents of the State of Florida, with children who will be 4-years-old on or before September 1, 2011, and who want to enroll their child for the 2011-2012 school year in Duval County.*Wells Fargo Company Direct Questions from parents/guardians to: 904-2082044 ELC of Duval will be OPEN from 8:30 am until 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. To learn more about Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten, Child Care Resource and Referral or the Early Learning Coalition of Duval call 904-208-2044 or visit www.ChooseQualityChildCare.org