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Florida star
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Title:
Florida star
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Florida star news
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v. : ill. ; 58 cm.
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English
Publisher:
The Florida Star Pub. Co.
Place of Publication:
Jacksonville Fla
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weekly
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Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
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"Florida's statewide black weekly."
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Publisher: Eric O. Simpson, Feb. 14, 1981- .

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Jacksonville was able to boast about the crime going down and no longer being the murder capital of the state. Of course, the city may still not be the murder capital of the state but crime seems to be going up again and many are in fear since the budget recommendations include cutting the budget of Jacksonville Sheriffs office. The city is experiencing shootings and now fires. This makes it even more important not to cut the budget or cut back on the number of officers. Jacksonville has a program that is led by Lt. Jimmy Ricks who appeared on Impact, The Florida Stars talk show. He is pleased that we have seen a decrease in property and body crime. He said that the program is designed to reduce crime, drugs, and gangs in apartments to ensure a safe and stable environment for its residents. Right now, Jacksonville has 73 apartment communities utilizing the program. The apartments must qualify to become a part of the Multi-Housing Program and must go through three phases built on education, infrastructure improvements and enforcement. The program is paid for by the owners of the complex. He is a three-time Pro Bowl cornerback. He is Chris McAlister and has only been out of the game for one year. Yet, he states he is broke and is living with his parents and cannot pay his child support. Therefore, he is in jail while in battle with his wife for payments. Right now, he owes $11,000 per month and says he has no income. In 2004 he signed a seven-year, $55 million contract. He has lived well. Pictured below is the house that he once owned. He was known to be a big spender. 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 Local-Georgia................B-3 Local-Florida.............B-1 Talk of the Town...............A4 Columns......................B-2 Sports..........................B-4 Crime & Justice..(A).C&J-1-4 Prep Rap............(B). 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The program also help those who come forward to avoid jail time. Such does not include drug dealers and those who laundry money It is only for money that has been earned legally. With such a program, it is felt that the country can truly put more people back to work in America. Ejtku"OeCnkuvgt"DtqmgA Etkog"Htgg"Ownvk"Jqwukpi Rtqitco"hqt"Ekvkgu Etkog"cpf"Lwuvkeg Ugg"Kpukfg Ngg"Jkij yqtmkpi"vq rnc{"cv Jqyctf‘u Jqogeqokpi Ugg"Rtgr"Tcr Troy Davis, a Georgia death-row inmate said he could prove, if given the opportunity, that he did not kill a Savannah police officer twenty years ago. With the number of changes in his case, rather than hear his case, the U. S. Supreme Court that includes Savannah, Georgias former resident, Justice Clarence Thomas, who is also Black, decided not to hear the case but issued an order for a federal judge in the Southern District of Georgia to hear testimony that was not available when Davis stood on trial in 1991. A hearing was heard but Davis was not released. A lawyer with Amnesty International said that since most of the eyewitnessess who testified against Davis changed their testimony, such should prove that the state did not have the evidence needed to prove Davis guilty. Now, more than 600,000 petition signatures were delivered to the parole board. Support to stop the execution came from Amnesty International, the NAACP and several other organizations and delivered in an effort to halt the execution that is scheduled for Wednesday via lethal injection. So many efforts have been tried to stop the already three execution schedules but did not remove Davis from his death sentence. On Friday, a march is planned in Atlanta to end at Ebenezer Baptist Church, where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. served as pastor. With so much support, Davis is still hopeful. Willie Francis of St. Martinsville, Louisiana was the first person in America to experience a failed execution via the electric chair. In 1944, when he was 16-years of age, he was sentenced to death for the murder of a former employer. The murder by Francis was questioned since the murdered man was known to spend time with married women. So, on May 3, 1946, when the switch was pulled, Francis shook in the chair, but was not electrocuted that night. Lets send up some prayers for Troy Davis. Etgfkv"Ectf"Cngtv"kp Ecofgp"Eqwpv{."IC The past few months hundreds of thousands of dollars have been stolen in Camden County, Georgia. In fact, Lt. William Terrell said that since June through the middle of August, 60 to 75 cases of cards have been stolen. The officers believe that this is happening not just in certain areas and is affecting many of the residents. Many are now afraid to use their cards and are now stating that they will go back to writing checks or using cash, with a modest fear of actually carrying cash. Even though cards are missing from residents in Camden County, records show that they are being used throughout the United States and Europe. With the fear of using credit or ATM cards, some gas stations are also affected as many customers do not wish to come in to pay before pumping. Officers in the county are not sure if the cards are being stolen or the numbers are being stolen so, the fear is even greater. Credit cards and ATM card users are advised to check their bank balances daily to see if any unusual activity is going on. If such is observed, it is suggested that the bank or your credit card company be contacted immediately. Vjg"Lqd Rtqitco vq"Dgpghkv [qw# Ugg"D/8

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Despite Claims of a Post-RacialŽ Society, Widespread Bias Continues in America By Marjorie Valbrun, Americas WireWASHINGTON„Recent public opinion polls show that more whites than African-Americans believe that the United States has entered a post-racialŽ era in which racial bias doesnt exist. But social psychologists and experts on race relations dispute that, citing wide racial disparities in education, unemployment, housing, health, wealth, incarceration rates and other quality-of-life measurements as proof of persistent structural racism in American society. Its time for us to change our approach to polling,Ž says Dr. Gail C. Christopher, vice president for program strategy at the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, which promotes the welfare of children and works to strengthen families and communities. She believes that polls about race are overgeneralized and fail to address whether people understand more nuanced questions about what constitutes modern discrimination. Christopher says most people are unfamiliar with the term structural racism,Ž which has been defined as a system of social structures that produce cumulative, durable, race-based inequalities,Ž and likely couldnt define it if polled. However, most people, she says, could answer questions about specific racial barriers to opportunities. What we have done in our polling and in trying to educate the public is interview teachers, doctors, social workers, lawyers, people who have the most interaction with children of color,Ž Christopher says. They may not know what structural racism is, but they know that there are barriers to opportunities for these children because of the daily interactions that they have with these children.Ž Part of the problem is how Americans think about racial discrimination, says Algernon Austin, director of the Race, Ethnicity, and the Economy program at the Economic Policy Institute in Washington. One of the legacies of the civil rights era is that we have a very powerful visual image of racism coming from media images of the civil rights movement,Ž he says. These images make people look for obvious examples of racism that are no longer commonplace „ identifiable and openly hostile and racist characters such as Bull Connor or Ku Klux Klan members in white hoods. Not the sort of dayto day-discrimination that we have now,Ž Austin says. People look for these hateful angry people, but whats more important is for people to look at these broad institutional practices,Ž Austin says. While we have removed the laws that prevent black students from accessing integrated, high-quality education, we still have the same type of segregated and unequal schools there were in the 1950s. The same goes for housing patterns and criminal justice practices. While there are no legal barriers, we still have de facto barriers. By law, they have been removed, but by practice theyre still there.Ž Austin says articles about race relations today often cite absence of blatant racism as an example of improved race relations but overlook less obvious but pernicious effects of institutional racism. It does have policy implications because if you believe there are no obstacles for African-Americans to get ahead, then you're less likely to want to support programs that provide opportunities for African-Americans,Ž he says. If you look at the research and look at American institutions, you will find significant and very powerful evidence of continuing discrimination against blacks.Ž This is precisely why the declarations of having arrived at the post-racial moment are premature,Ž Lawrence D. Bobo, the W.E.B. Du Bois Professor of the Social Sciences at Harvard University, writes in the spring 2011 edition of Daedalus, the Journal of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, of which he has been a fellow since 2006. The central tendencies of public opinion on these issues, despite real increasing overlap, remain enormously far apart between black and white Americans,Ž Bobo writes in Somewhere between Jim Crow & Post-Racialism: Reflections on the Racial Divide in America Today,Ž one of a collection of essays on Race, Inequality & CultureŽ in Daedalus. When such differences in perception and belief are grounded in, or at least reinforced by, wide economic inequality, persistent residential segregation, largely racially homogeneous family units and close friendship networks, and a popular culture still suffused with negative ideas and images about African Americans, then there should be little surprise that we still find it enormously difficult to have sustained civil discussions about race and racial matters,Ž he writes. Despite growing much closer together in recent decades, the gaps in perspective between blacks and whites are still sizable.Ž Andrew Grant-Thomas, deputy director of the Kirwan Institute at Ohio State University that is focused on ending racial and ethnic disparities, says those gaps in perspective are based on peoples different experiences and life circumstances. Everyone agrees that there is less racial discrimination, but theres a huge racial difference in opinion on how much racial discrimination there is and how much it matters,Ž Grant-Thomas says. White people are more likely to believe that the socioeconomic status of black people is better than it actually is. African-Americans are in a better position to gauge what is happening to African-Americans than whites are, and they certainly bring different perceptions of race to the debate,Ž he says. When whites are asked about their views, whites are more likely than blacks to think the playing field is level, while blacks will not agree.Ž Therein lies the challenge of improving race relations,Ž says Dr. Anthony B. Iton, senior vice president of healthy communities for The California Endowment, a private foundation focused on expanding access to affordable and quality health care. Race relations, what does that mean?Ž he asks. How I get along with my neighbors or my co-workers, or how I understand the relative status of various groups with respect to their economic status, employment status and health status? The concept of racism is an enormous envelope that holds a lot of issues, some of which relate to racial legacy issues and structural issues. In some ways, we do suffer from an inability to express our feelings on this issue.Ž Grant-Thomas says the key to bridging the racial divide is not endlessly talking about it or polling people but working together to find real solutions for decreasing or ending structural barriers that have discriminatory results. Polls have a lot of problems,Ž he says. For one thing, they assume a sort of static opinion or attitude and that people have more or less fixed opinions and Im just going to ask them what that is. But most of our opinions are fluid. If you ask white people about affirmative action, youre more likely to get a much different answer than if you ask them about equal opportunity. Were not going to lead to anything by just having conversations. We need policies behind them and to acknowledge specific problems that are there and identify possible solutions and how we can implement those solutions.Ž PAGE A-2 THESTAR SEPTEMBER 17, 2011 OPINIONS CLARA JACKSON McLAUGHLIN OWNER/PUBLISHER LONZIE LEATH, RINETTA M. FEFIE MANAGEMENT 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 COLUMNIST MIKE BONTS, SPORTS EDITORInvestigative 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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Information concerning the Council Amendment 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/CityCouncil.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) 630-1404; Fax (904) 630-1242; TTD(904) 630-1580. Stephen C. Joost Council President Bill Bishop, Chair Rules Committee Cheryl L. Brown Council Secretary

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JACKSONVILLE, FL ADAMS, Essie Bell Adams, died September 10, 2011. Alphonso West Mortuary, Inc. ADDISON Brisder, died September 9, 2011. C.L. Page Mortuary, Inc. BALA Justa Romulo, 92, died September 12, 2011. BALL Pauline, died September 8, 2011. BESELER, Jimmie Dell, 82, died September 7, 2011. BOSWELL Chrystal, died September 7, 2011. BOYETTE Walter Lee, 32, died September 8, 2011. BRAZIEL Vincent Mark, 50, died September 7, 2011. Alphonso West Mortuary, Inc. BRUMMITT Ronald Fredrick, 77, died September 8, 2011. CASTELLANOS, Ismenia Rovira, died September 10, 2011. CHANDLER Elane, Sr., died September 9, 2011. CHARTHERN Malcolm, died September 5, 2011. C.L. Page Mortuary, Inc. CLAY E. Marshall, 90, died September 4, 2011. CROSS Donald, died September 10, 2011. DENSON, Augustus, 63, died September 5, 2011. C.L. Page Mortuary, Inc. DOXEY, Mildred G., 89, died September 8, 2011. EPTING, James, died September 6, 2011. GOMEZ Genesis Elisabeth Molina, died September 6, 2011. GRAHAM Bernice, died September 11, 2011. GREANY, Jennie Lee, died September 10, 2011. HARNESS Capt, USN, Kirk Nakashima, 52, died September 7, 2011. HARRISON, Angelia L., 51, died September 9, 2011. HARVEY, Samuel, 81, died September 10, 2011. C.L. Page Mortuary, Inc. HEATH Betty Jean, died September 5, 2011. HUSSMANN, August Fred, 83, died September 8, 2011. JOHNSON George, died September 10, 2011. JOHNSON Johnny Popeye, 60, died September 7, 2011. C.L. Page Mortuary, Inc. KINSON Lena, died September 6, 2011. KIRKLAND Louise, 92, died September 10, 2011. MANSO Ruben F., 77, died September 5, 2011. McCALL James H., Jr., 84, died September 5, 2011. McDONALD, Edward, 81, died September 10, 2011. McDONALD Lucille, died September 10, 2011. McGOWAN Johnny, died September 10, 2011. McLEOD Stephen Wayne, 62, died September 10, 2011. MELTON, Willie L., died September 8, 2011. MINTER Margaret, 90, died September 10, 2011. MOCK, Byron M., 63, died September 11, 2011. NEAL, Lillie Mae, 90, died September 7, 2011. PHILMORE Margie L., died September 7, 2011. PRINDLE, Sarah Virginia Holzendorf, died September 7, 2011. RANKINS Glenda D., 61, died September 8, 2011. RILEY, Paul A., Sr., died September 11, 2011. ROBERTS, Queen, died September 6, 2011. ROSEBUSH Sharon Lynn, 56, died September 10, 2011. SANDT Muriel T., diedSeptember 5, 2011. SHERIDAN Frankie, died September 12, 2011. SILCOX Walter, III, Died September 9, 2011. SMITH Fayetta, 87, died September 11, 2011. STEVENS, Tyrone F., died September 6, 2011. TENSLEY Mary, died September 9, 2011. THOMAS, Eva K., 91, died September 10, 2011. WARD, Patricia, died September 10, 2011. WARREN Clarence, Jr. 72, died September 6, 2011. WATERS, Sheliah M., 76, died September 8, 2011. WILKINSON, Josephine JoAnn, 67, died September 7, 2011. WILLIAMS, Ava Denise, died September 9, 2011. WILLIAMS Charles V., died September 11, 2011.GEORGIA DEATHS ABBOTT Reginald S., Jr., 70, died September 10, 2011. GRAY, Kenneth L., 64, died September 7, 2011. HOUSE Marty D., 72, died September 10, 2011. STEWART, Thomas, Sr., 91, died September 11, 2011. WEEKS, Daniel H., 86, died September 11, 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 SEPTEMBER 17, 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 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 NEW BETHEL A.M.E. CHURCH, located at 1231 Tyler St., in Jacksonville. Are you ready for Jesus' return? Are you watching? "What good will it be for a man if he gains the whole world, yet forfeits his soul?" (Matt. 16:26). New Bethel A.M.E. Church, where Rev. Harry L. Dawkins is pastor, presents a dinner theater performance that will help you contemplate answers to these questions. The return of the highly praised and spiritual acclaimed production of "Guess Who's Coming To Dinner" will be held on Friday, September 30, at the church. A $15 donation is requested for dinner and the theater production. Dinner will be served 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in New Bethe's lower auditorium. The performance begins with opening curtain at 7:00 p.m. Revised and directed by Pastor Jeanette Graham of Word of God Christian Church in Jacksonville, Fl, "Guess Who's Coming To Dinner" will make you laugh,cry, rejoice and praise the Lord. For more information call 904/333-0806 or 904/353-1822. SAINT PAUL A.M.E. CHURCH located at 6910 New Kings Road, celebrates 142nd Anniversary on Sunday, September 18, 2011. The Rev. Dr. Marvin C. Zanders, II, Pastor and disciples of Saint Paul extend a warm welcome to former members, friends and the public to share in this special observance. This occasion promises to be one of the most spirit filled, inspiring and memorable since the church was organized in 1869 in the home of Samuel and Violet Williams. Worship services will be held at 7:30 and 10:55 a.m. Please contact the Church at (904) 764-2755 for more information. PHILADELPHIA MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH 5577 Moncrief Rd., with Rev. Johnny T. Johnson, Pastor is having a Musical Program Celebration, September 17, 2011 at 6:00 p.m. There will be many Gospel Groups and Choirs of the City. Come! Come! See You There! Call (904) 768-0161 for more information. FRIENDSHIP PRIMITIVE BAPTIST CHRUCH 1106 Pearce Street in Jacksonville, will be observing its Annual 84th Church and Pastor 36th Anniversary on September 12th, 14th, 16th, and 18th 201. Services will start nightly at 7:30 p.m. and on Sunday at 4:00 p.m. For more information, call (904) 353-7734. MT. OLIVE PRIMITIVE BAPTIST CHURCH, 1319 North Myrtle Ave., with Elder Lee Harris, Pastor, join us as we celebrate our 129th Church Anniversary. The theme: The Church Moving From the Seats To the Streets Under the Anointing,Ž Sunday, October 2nd, 9th, 16th, and 23rd at 4:00 p.m. Each Sunday we will be blessed with a great Preacher to deliver the word and guest choirs to minister through songs. 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-4THE STARSEPTEMBER 17, 2011 E kaabo (pronounced eh-kah-bow) Welcome. Memories, Memories, Memories. In my first column, I mentioned (Anthony) Bernard Bell, a childhood friend from the Floradale neighborhood where I grew up on Campanella Drive. Bernard calls from time to time with news about folks from the neighborhood or just to say hello. I get to chat with Dale Stamper Bell, his lovely wife, who also grew up in the neighborhood. Bernard and I were talking a couple of weeks ago, when he reminded me that the first publisher of The Florida Star, Eric Simpson, his wife Mary, and daughter Phyliss were also Floradale neighbors, who lived on the corner of Doby Street and Walcott Avenue. I really got a kick out of Bernards stories about selling The Florida Star along with a couple of other Floradale guys, (Joseph) Kenneth BearŽ Presha (one of the best drummers in the William M. Raines Vikings Marching Band) and the late John BezoŽ Daniels. Bernard said selling the paper is how they made their spending money. He recalled that Mrs. Simpson would distribute the bundled papers from the utility room at the rear of her house (all of the houses had this similar feature). She would ask how many each seller wanted, log the number of bundles each one took, and pay them for the ones they sold. Bernard thinks the cost was $.20 or $.25 per paper. What he is sure of is that the paperboys were paid 5 cents per paper! (Anthony) Bernard Bell, because of your contribution to the legacy of The Florida Star, you have earned the honor of being THE TALK OF THE TOWN! Coffee, Conversation, and Music by Betty Asque Davis Mrs. Betty Cody, President of the Jacksonville Chapter of The Links, Incorporated, announced that her chapter has launched a Subscription Campaign for the Ritz Chamber Players. On Saturday, August 20, 2011, the Chapters first event was held. It is designed to increase subscription sales for the outstanding Ritz Chamber Players ensemble as it prepares to celebrate its Tenth Anniversary this upcoming season. The event, Coffee, Conversation and Music was held at the home of Mrs. Margaret Thompson Johnson. The guest of honor was Terrance Patterson, Founder, Executive Director, and Artistic Director of the Ritz Chamber Players. Mrs. Johnson praised Pattersons genius, and vision for establishing this world-class ensemble and his tenacity and determination in maintaining it for this period of time. Clearly, this is a milestone for the ensemble and it is an opportunity for the Jacksonville community to once again embrace the Ritz Chamber Players and celebrate them for the truly excellent group they are. Their expertise, uniqueness, and excellence are recognized nationally and internationally. Terrance Patterson thanked the participants for supporting the Ritz Chamber Players over the years. He stated, We could not have been successful without the help and support of wonderful people like you. I and the Board of Directors of the Ritz Chamber Music Society, Inc. and the members of the Ritz Chamber Players thank you for coming today and for supporting us as we prepare for our Tenth Anniversary.Ž Mrs. Margaret Johnson told the group that the Jacksonville Chapter of The Links, Incorporated hopes that each person would purchase a subscription before leaving the event. Moreover, she asked them to join the Jacksonville Chapter of The Links, Incorporated as ambassadors of the Ritz Chamber Players so that each person would leave the determined to encourage their family and friends to also purchase subscriptions for this years concert season. This first Coffee, Conversation and Music event was definitely a success. Most attendees purchased a season ticket subscription before departing. The couple who did not, left with a form and a commitment to do so in the next few days. In addition to Mrs. Margaret Thompson Johnson, hostesses for this event were: Thelma Lewis, Geraldine Smith, Brenda Simmons, Derya Williams, Corie Thomas, MariEsther Norman, Candice Thompson, Joyce Valcour, and Marjoria Manning. Photo under 1.AROUND THE TOWN All White Party. Over the Labor Day weekend, former State Representative Terry Fields, candidate for Floridas Senate District 1, which encompasses parts of Duval, St. Johns, Putnam, Flagler and Volusia counties, invited supporters, family, and friends to dance the night away at the V.I.P. Lounge, 7707 Arlington Expressway, Jacksonville, Florida 32211 (www.viploungejax.com ). Guests, resplendent in white dress, the theme of the party, danced to the beat of music provided by a DJ in the dining room of the club. The biggest kick was the life of the party, 91 years young Yvette Ridley, who proved that age aint nothin but a number as she strutted her stuff dancing the Cupid Shuffle and Electric Slide. Her ASALH (Association for the Study of African American Life and History) cohorts would have been proud! Dear and gracious Yvette Ridley you were the White Partys TALK OF THE TOWN! Photos under 2.Tribute to a Legend. TALK OF THE TOWN! was invited to attend the premier of Me and Mr. B., A Tribute to Billy Eckstine, written by and starring local artist, Lawrence BlinkyŽ Walden. Among the attendees, who were entertained by Waldens smooth, rich baritone, as he presented a repertoire of tunes for which Eckstine was best known, were: Khamil Ojoyo, local businessman, sculptor, and President of ASALH (Association for the Study of African American Life and History); entrepreneur Deborah Thompson; another of our locally grown, talented artists, Ramses; and TALK OF THE TOWN!s Volume Burks. Congratulations on a great performance, Billy, er, I mean Lawrence. Photos under 3.2011 Florida Black Expo … One of the Best. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida will present the 10th Annual Florida Black Expo in Jacksonville on October8, 2011. Highlights of this years Expo are: A Taste of Jacksonville (October 7), a culinary extravaganza which will showcase the cooking artistry of chefs around the First Coast; 3rd Annual Florida Gospel Best Competition (October 8), with $11,000 in cash and prizes to the winner and hosted by gospel artist Vicki Winans. Other celebrities joining the Expo will be Taraji P. Henson and R&B artist, Joe. I have participated as a volunteer and/or staff for the past 10 years. My, how time flies when youre having fun! For more information, visit www.blackex posouth.com Photo under 4. Talk of the Town! Talk of the Town! by Frances Bradley Volume Burks, Photographer Terrance Patterson, Executive Director-Founder, Ritz Chamber Players with Members of The Jacksonville Links and Ritz Chamber Players Society that included: (Standing) Myra Morrison, Corrie Mumford, Linda Belton, Margaret Johnson, Dr. Brenda Simmons, Thelma Lewis, and Joyce Mumford Valcour. (Kneeling) Gloria Belton, Connie Summerfield, and Betty Asque Davis The youngest person in the house (at 91 years young) Yvette Ridley, daughter Helen Ridley, and nephew Kimani Ridley Tomas Vercher and Martina Harris enjoying the White Part y Wobble, baby, wobble, baby, wobble, baby, wobble! V101.5's Jo-Jo and Monique are in the house! Linda Stewart seems to be asking her husband, Dennis, "Are you going to dance with me now or after the music stops?" The lovely Anest Schell, Pat Schell, and Reva Oliver (who decided to sit this one out!) Helen Ridley, Terry Fields, and Michael Scott joined by a White Party guest All the single ladies! Terry Fields and V.l.P. Lounge owner, Rico Smile for TALK OF THE TOWN! Attending reception after Mr. B and Me are Khamil Ojoyo and Ramses, two local luminaries. ~~~ TALK OFTHE TOWN!'s Volume Burks joined by Diane King and Ramses. Star of Mr. B and Me, Lawrence Walden, with Deborah Thompson ~~~ Always charming Khamil Ojoyo is joined by ShariSmit h (left) and Diane King. 1 2 3 4

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PAGE A-5 THE STAR SEPTEMBER 17, 2011 Publix is the real deal.With all the claims of low prices and great values, which grocery store really does o er you the most? Bottom line, its Publix. No gimmicks. No come-ons. Just straight-up savings that will help keep your grocery budget in check. Go to publix.com/save right now to make plans to save this week. to save here.

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By Cheryl A. Williams Jacksonville, Fl. Advocates of Jacksonville's public libraries are launching an effort to prevent budget cuts that they believe would be devastating to the African American Community. The cuts would force all of the city's libraries to close on Mondays and shorten hours in some libraries on Sunday. Save Jax Libraries, Friends of the Jacksonville Public Library Inc., multiple Neighborhood Associations, Civic Groups and Churches held a press conference on September 12 to inform the community; that they have the power to demand an end to severe library cuts and to rally the community to voice their concerns at the Jacksonville City Council meeting on September 13. As it stands right now, the Jacksonville Public Library budget will be cut by $3.5 million in the new Fiscal Year beginning October 1. The result of this significant reduction in funding will be fewer hours of service at all libraries; and all libraries will be closed on Mondays. The Main Library and four regional libraries will continue to be open for four hours each on Sundays. However, in order to accommodate the budget cut and provide these Sunday hours, service hours will need to be reduced during the week at these locations. The Maxville Branch library will be closed. In order to meet a budget reduction of $3.5 million, which represents almost 9% of the library operating budget, 41 fulltime positions will be eliminated. In addition, 25 to 30 part-time positions will be lost. Children will have limited or no access to educational resources. Families and individuals will have limited or no access to job search and social service resources that the Jacksonville libraries provides. The community is encouraged to voice our position at the city council meeting which is: €The Mayor's balanced Budget proposed a $900,000 cut to public libraries. Now the City Council is acting to more than triple those cuts. €Please do not cut the public libraries beyond the original proposed cut of $900,000. Additional cuts will rip apart the fabric of our community. €Our city suffers a serious deficit in literacy. €Reading comprehension is our biggest problem. €Over the past 5 years, more than 100 positions have been lost within the Jacksonville Public Library System, if the additional cuts over the $900,000 are enacted then an another 41 full-time positions will be lost. €It is not acceptable for the City Council to now increase the proposed 2011-2012 library cuts from $900,000 to $3.4 million and thereby close most libraries TWO OR THREE DAYS every week and with limited hours of service on other days. A large and diverse group of Jacksonville citizens adders the Jacksonville City council. Library supporters turned out to oppose the cut at Tuesdays Council meeting. Judy Klein President of the Murray Hill Chapter of Friends of the Public Library said, "The biggest thing we need in Jacksonville is jobs and the big problem is that for anyone in Jacksonville looking for a job, the library is the place you go to fill out resumes, to apply online, which most employers require today. That's all done at the library." Kline was one of many who advocated restoring library funding levels proposed in Browns budget. Leaders in the African American community voiced similar concerns. German Vivas a representative of the Jacksonville Gullah Geechee Nation Community Development Corporation presented a resolution authored by Robert Flowers Sr. President of the organization at the Jacksonville City Council meeting, The Jacksonville City Council will be asked to exempt the libraries where the Geechee people (descendants of enslaved) reside because their cultural heritage prohibited them to public libraries. The Geechee community in Jacksonville is under social, economic, stress that will result in need for public libraries ever more not less. Council member John Crescimbeni unsuccessfully sought to restore library funding during last weeks Council Finance Committee meeting. He said he is still seeking ways to restore the funding and could make a proposal on the Council floor at the Sept. 27 meeting. Eunice Barnum President of Northeast Florida Accountability Forum Inc., (NO-FLAC) emphatically stated at the city council meeting, The citizens of Jacksonville are the employers of the City Council ƒ they are our employees. As our employees they should act with the interest of the people we elected them.Ž The groups are urging the community to send a letter to your city council person and call (904) 630CITY to urge them to reconsider these cuts and to avoid any further reductions to the librarys budget beyond the original $900,000. Now is the time to take action. The final vote on the budget is Tuesday, September 27. For more information on what you can do to restore library hours go to savejaxlibraries.com SEPTEMBER 17, 2011THE STARPAGE A-6 Around the Area Organizations Are Urging The Community To Demand An End To Limited Library Access

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B1 C M Y KSEPTEMBER 17, 2011 THESTAR LOCAL FLORIDA SECTION B SUMMER JAM Frankie Beverly and Maze / K-Ci & JoJo In Concert Sandy Neal Freelance Photographer & WriterCharlotte, NC was a buzz last weekend for the end of the Summer Jam at The Time Warner Uptown Amphitheatre featuring Frankie Beverly and Maze, K-C and JoJo, KeKe Wyatt, Aaron Bing and Biz Markie (on the ones and twos spinning the Old SchoolŽ) It was an amazing outdoor concert hosted by 99 Ways Entertainment (Josh Callahan, promoter). The heat did not stop the crowd that gathered to get into the outdoor Amphitheatre and Biz Markie made sure of that in between acts he kept the turntables hot and the crowd was even hotter as he spun hits from the past from Rob Base (Joy and Pain), Biggie (Juicy), Coolio (Gangsters Paradise), Slick Rick (Bedtime Stories). Keke Wyatt, who first gained notoriety for her collaboration with Avant My First LoveŽ from his album My ThoughtsŽ, was as beautiful as ever. K-Ci and the JoJo were a hit as soon as they stepped on the stage and performed hit songs such as All My LifeŽ the crowd rose to their feet and sang each song along with the duo as if they had never left the art of performing. They were sensational no matter what the rumors are Charlotte, NC loves these brothers from Monroe, NC. Frankie Beverly and Maze were the showstoppers and it does not appear that Frankie Beverly will be putting down his mic anytime soon. Frankie Beverly and Maze were phenomenal he sang all the hits such as Silky Soul, Cant stop the Love, We Are One, and Joy and Pain just to name a few, It was an awesome concert despite the heat. JoJo Frankie Beverly Biz Markie K-Ci KeKe Wyatt By Master Sgt. Thomas Kielbasa, FL Natl Guard Public AffairsSTARKE, FL (Sept. 11, 2011) … Ten years of service and sacrifice by Floridas Citizen Soldiers and Airmen were recognized Sunday morning, as the Florida National Guard held its 9-11 remembrance ceremony at Camp Blanding Joint Training Center. The ceremony, marking the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks drew hundreds of service members and civilians to the training posts Memorial Park, where Florida Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll joined Adjutant General of Florida Maj. Gen. Emmett Titshaw in commemorating Florida National Guard Soldiers who died in the past decade while serving on federal active duty. During the event the lieutenant governor and adjutant general placed a wreath of flowers at the base of Camp Blandings Global War on Terrorism memorial, which is marked with the names of 18 of those Soldiers. Also present at the ceremony were some families of those deceased Florida National Guardsmen, and a contingent of Patriot Guard Riders flanking the audience with American Flags. Recounting the events of 9-11, Carroll called it a day our nation saw the face of evil and a day that changed our nation forever.Ž She noted how shortly after the attacks in New York City the 125th Fighter Wing in Jacksonville was put on alert and flew combat air patrols over the Southeast U.S. She added that since September 2001 more than 15,000 member of the Florida National Guard have been mobilized in support of federal operations including Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom. Our Florida National Guardsmen have remained resilient throughout 10 years of ongoing sustained deployments to support our nation and our state,Ž Carroll said. ƒThe commitment that our brave men and women have shown since 9-11 to join our armed forces, to protect and defend our freedoms, to make sure that this country stays strong, should be commended. (It) should be appreciated, and they should be honored every day.Ž The adjutant general paused to thank everyone who assisted and supported the Florida National Guard during a decade of historic military deployments to places like Iraq, Afghanistan and Kuwait. Today, we as men and women of the Florida National Guard offer gratitude to all of those you have supported us in our cause,Ž Titshaw said to the audience. Spouses, parents, children, elected officials, members of the community … we have all been in this fight together.Ž The general concluded by quoting Tammy Wise Thrasher, whose son Spc. Robert Wise was killed in Iraq in 2003 while serving with the Florida National Guard: As long as men and women continue to serve this country, my son continues to serve.Ž Currently more than 600 Florida Guardsmen are deployed in support of overseas operations. Florida National Guard Remembers 9-11

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"CERTIFIED BASIC PISTOL & ADVANCED DEFENSIVE TACTICS AND HOW NOT TO GO TO JAIL COURSE" 8 Hour Course Saturday, September 17, 2011, from 7:45AM to 5PM in Callahan, Nassau County, FL. CWP Training Certificate-Call Gary Belson (904) 491-8358 for information. JAX DANCING WITH THE STARS to benefit JAX Children's Chorus.to be held on Saturday, September 17, 2011, at 7:00pm at the Jacoby Symphony Hall in the Times-Union Center for Performing Arts. Contact 904-353-1636 for more information. ZETA: 60TH YEAR CELEBRATION. You are cordially invited to join in the historic celebration honoring five pioneering women of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., who founded Zeta's local chapter, Delta Sigma Zeta, 60 years ago, September 21, 1951.They will happily meet and greet you at the Reception Table at Best Western Gateway Grand, 4200 NW 97th Blvd., Gainesville, FL, September 17, 2011, at 3:30 PM. The event starts at 4:00 PM. For more information contact 352-495-2197. JACKSONVILLE WALKING TOUR will be held onTuesday, September 20, 2011, at The Jacksonville Landing, 2 Independent Dr. W.,Jacksonville, FL 32202. For more information call 904.353.1188. FREE CHOLESTEROL AND DIABETES SCREENINGS offered from 12:00 pm 5:00 pm September 22 at Winn-Dixie Pharmacy, 1531 Monument Road, Jacksonville, FL., For more information call Cholestcheck: 800-713-3301 (No-Appointments). MOSH COSMIC CONCERTS, on Friday, September 23, 2011, at the Museum of Science and History (MOSH), 1025 Museum Circle, Jacksonville, FL. 32207. Contact 904.396.MOSH for more information. Calling all choirs, musicians, poets and service organizations THE JACKSONVILLE GULLAH GEECHEE NATION COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION: You are cordially invited to a special October Gullah Fest on October 15, 2011, at the A. Philip Randolph Park located on 1st Street and A. Philip Randolph Blvd. Bring your grill and cold non-alcoholic beverages to the park. All day, free of charge event. For more information call Dr. Benjamin Hamilton at 904-355-2224. Join members of theJACKSONVILLE SISTER CITIES ASSOCIATION'S NELSON MANDELA BAY COMMITTEE for a Grand South Africa Culture tour being planned for April and May 2012. Johannesburg, Durban and Nelson Mandela Bay just a few of the great cities that will be toured on this great trip! Contact quarles.zatravel@gmail.com or call 904-743-3698 for further information. Community ActivitiesPAGE B 2THE STAR SEPTEMBER 17, 2011 LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT: Paul and Cathy married when he was 55 and she was 25. She had one child; he had none. They saved and invested for the future. When he was 63, she bought additional life insurance on his life because she was concerned about her security. When he turned 70, (she was 40), she started to consider whether to put him in a nursing home or quit her job and care for him at home when he got sick. But she failed to consider that when he was 73, she would be the one who spent 3 months in a hospital and died at 43. RESULT: Now at 75 with no children, and his beneficiary deceased, Pauls only stress in life is who will benefit from all that life insurance. He has slight dementia, but says he is looking for a new young wife. He might just find oneƒ..or one just might find him! PREPLANNING CAN HELP; WE CAN HELP: Our caring and professional staff includes funeral directors, attorneys, counselors and insurance agents. Local Ownership With A Tradition Of Service AARON and BURNEY BIVENS FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION SERVICES 529 Kingsley Avenue Park, Florida 32073 (904) 264-1233 www.bivensfuneralhome.com PREPLANNING SERVICES SERVICES AT TIME OF DEATH AFTERCARE SERVICES PROBATE OF ESTATES Lifes Outtakes By: Daris Howard The Farm And Ranch StoreMy cow decided she liked the neighbors lawn more than she like the hay I was feeding her, so she wiggled her way through the fence, causing a slight injury to her udder extremities. Thus I found myself in need of some salve for her scrapes and scratches. I looked at the ad for the local Farm and Ranch store, and, as luck would have it, my favorite ointment was on sale. I asked my wife, Donna, if she would go buy some. She told me she would prefer not to. She has always seemed reluctant to shop there, and I have never understood why. It is one of my favorite stores. It is teeming with interesting items: saddles, bridles, animal feeds, and every other imaginable thing, and some a person wouldnt imagine. But I went ahead and made time in my schedule for the necessary stop. When I arrived at the aisle where the salve should be, I found the ad size was sold out. I made my way to the front of the store and approached one of the checkout girls. Bag Balm.Ž The girl sat there, frozen in place, holding the intercom microphone in her hand. I figured she must need more information. I did see that you had the small size, as well as Udderly sMOOth, and Udder Butter. But I wanted the super size container of Bag Balm.Ž Finally, the girl put the microphone down and glared at me. Youre kidding me about those names, arent you? You just want to see if I will make a fool of myself saying them over the intercom!Ž Of course not. I really need the Bag Balm.Ž Right!Ž she said sarcastically. Let me call someone to help you.Ž She picked up the radio and informed someone that he was needed at the front. A few seconds later a young man appeared. The girl turned to me and spoke as if she was daring me to say it again. Why dont you tell John what you need.Ž I repeated my request, and John simply answered, Ill check the shipment that came in today.Ž As he left, the young lady stared after him. I moved aside as she helped a few other customers, and soon John was back. I couldnt remember if you said you wanted the Bag Balm, the Udderly sMOOth, or the Udder Butter, so I brought one of each.Ž He plopped them on the checkout stand, and the checkout girl stared with wide eyes. She reached for one and held it in two fingers like it was toxic. You mean those are their actual names?Ž John frowned slightly. Youre new here, arent you?Ž The girl nodded, and John just sighed as he spoke. Youll get used to it.Ž I had finally checked out and was turning to leave when an old cowboy approached the checkout stand and spoke to the same girl. I came in here to get my usual anti-itch powder, and either youre out or you moved it. I really hate it when you move things around in your store!Ž I can have someone see if they can find it for you,Ž the young lady assured him, reaching for the intercom mic. Just tell me what its called.Ž Its called Monkey Butt Powder.Ž As I turned back to look at the young lady, she was frozen in place, and I swear I heard a slight whimper. That was the first time I considered that there might be a good reason that Donna doesnt like to shop at the Farm and Ranch store for me. Let us know how you feel about our columns by sending us your comments to : clara@thefloridastar.com and yknuckles@thefloridastar.com. Thanks! ULYSSES W. WATKINS JR., MD HEALTH NOTES ENTROPION GENERAL INFORMATIONDEFINITION … A disorder of the eyelid (usually the lower) in which it curls inward toward the eye. BODY PARTS INVOLVED … Eyelid. SEX OR AGE MOST AFFECTED … Adults over 40. SIGNS & SYMPTOMS … Inflammation of the eye (swelling, redness, pain and excessive tears) caused when the inward …turning eyelid and lashes rub against the cornea. CAUSES …Several different factors may cause entropion. *Relxation of the eyelids supporting tissue, coupled with the inward pull of the eyelid muscles. *Chronic eye inflammation (including allergy), creating scar tissue in the eyelid. RISK INCREASES WITH … Aging. HOW TO PREVENT … Obtsin prompt medical attention for any eye infection. WHAT TO EXPECT APPROPRIATE HEALTH CARE Self-care after diagnosis. *Doctors treatment. Your doctor may attach a small strip of adhesive tape to the lower lid as a temporary measure before surgery.. *Minor surgery (usually) to correct the condition. DIAGNOSTIC MEASURES Your own observation of symptoms. *Medical history and physical exam by a doctor. POSSIBLE COMPLICATIONS … Ulceration of the cornea from eyelash and eyelid irritation. PROBABLE OUTCOME … Usually curable with surgery. HOW TO TREAT GENERAL MEASURES Apply warm compresses to the eyelids several times a day to relieve inflammation and discomfort. To prepare compressesa; Pour warm water in a clean bowl. Soak a clean cloth in the water. Wring it out almost dry. Apply the warm, moist cloth to the closed eye for 10 to 15 minutes. Remoisten the cloth frequently. Wear protective glasses or goggles if you are exposed towind or pollu tion. MEDICATION …Your doctor may prescribe: *Artificial tears until surgery can be performed. *Antibiotics if infection is present. ACTIVITY … No restrictions. DIET … No special diet. CALL YOUR DOCTOR IF If you have symptoms of entropion. *The following occurs after surgery: Eye pain, redness and photosensitivity. Your vision changes in any way. Health Notes Announcements, meetings, happenings, and community events scheduled in Jacksonville and the surrounding area REAL LIFE STORIES

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The Lion King debuted in theaters in 1994 and became the highest grossing animated film of all time. In the U.S. to this date, it continues to be the highest grossing hand-drawn animated film ever. The original film won the Oscar for Best Original Score (Hans Zimmer) and Best Original Song (Elton John & Tim Rice, Can You Feel the Love Tonight.Ž It also won Golden Globes in both above mentioned categories as well as an additional Globe for Best Motion Picture„Comedy or Musical. The Lion King is the best selling home entertainment release of all time and inspired a Tony Award winning Broadway Musical that became the seventh, longest-running musical in Broadway history as of January 2011. Now the legacy is going a step further with a new 3-D film version that will be in limited release in theaters before becoming available in a DVD box set. The 3-D Lion King was converted from the drawings of the original film and promises to attract a new generation of Lion King fans. The new 3-D Lion King features singer/actor Robert Guillaume as the voice of Rafiki,Ž the wise baboon who counseled and over saw Mufasa and his kingdom then later on Simba. Guillaume is no stranger to musicals or musical settings of any kind on any type of stage or setting. As a graduate of Washington University in his native St. Louis, MO; Guillaume obtained a BA degree in Voice where he was classically trained in opera. After a residency at Clevelands Karamu Theatre where he made his semi-professional debut in both opera and musical comedy; Guillaume relocated to New York where he became one of Broadways best reviewed young actors which included a Tony nomination for his role as Nathan Detroit in Guys and Dolls.Ž He became the first Black actor to portray the lead role in the LA production of Phantom of the Opera.Ž Guillaume rose to world fame for his two-time Emmy Award and four-time NAACP Image Award winning role as Benson;Ž first on the hit series SoapŽ then his own series. When asked if he had to audition for this role despite being an Emmy winning, well known actor, Guillaume laughs and says, Of course!Ž Did they say we want this guy for the role? Guillaume reverts back to the quick wit that got him famous in the first place and says, They pretended that.Ž Was there any special preparation that Guillaume did to make ready for the role of Rafiki?Ž Hes laid back at this point saying, No, I didnt do anything. Just searched for a sound in the voice and an accent that we thought would work and that was about a two week process.Ž How much fun did Guillaume have doing this character? He now sits up with delight. After we found the voice it was a lot of fun. Until I found the voice, it was kind of frustrating because I kept thinking theyre going to throw your ass out of here because youre not coming up with anything.Ž Being a part of the most successful animated film franchise in history in addition to compiling an impressive body of work over the years; how does Guillaume reflect on his brilliant career? In a very humble posture, he laments; I never thought I had that (i.e., reference to his great body of work). I never thought Id be a success at this in any way but I was going on the faith that had been built up in me somewhere that if I kept knocking on the door, pretty soon somebody important is going to come to the door and say what do you want boy? And Im going to say Im raggedy, Im around here, wasnt invited but Im down here. So I kept that faith.Ž PAGE B-5 THESTAR SEPTEMBER 17, 2011 ENTERTAINMENT Robert Guillaume Continuing The Lion King Legacy Of History!By Rych McCain, feedbackrych@sbcglobal.net Photo of Robert Guillaume by Michael Ansell for Disney Enterprises Illustration of Rafiki courtesy of Disney Enterprises Robert Guillaume (voice of Rafiki) Courtesy of Disney Enterprises Robert Guillaume photo by Michael Ansell for Disney Enterprises

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PAGE B-6 THE STAR SEPTEMBER 17, 2011 VJG"COGTKECP"LQDU"CEV"/"HQT"CNN"COGTKECPU.""URGEKHKECNN[ VJG"NCTIGUV"WPGORNQ[GF"ITQWR"/"CHTKECP"COGTKECPU Jqy"Ecp"{qw"Vcnm"cdqwv"vjg Uvcvg"qh"Dncem"Cogtkec"ykvjqwv Cfftguukpi"Dncem"Geqpqoke cpf"Dwukpguu"FgxgnqrogpvA#" On Sunday, April 10th, 2011, MSNBC presented its second annual program highlighting the state of Black America, moderated by MSNBC anchor Ed Schultz and the Reverend Al Sharpton, President of the National Action Network. The moderators were joined by a distinguished group of panelists including Professor Cornell West, Ben Jealous and Marc Morial, among others. As usual, these and other panelists did an outstanding job of defining the problems confronting the Black community and the major barriers to positive change. I applaud MSNBC for continuing to spotlight the serious problems that not only confront Black America, but the rest of the nation as well. Still, after viewing this and previous telecasts, I am forced to ask the question: how can you have a two hour program on the state of Black America and not devote a major segment of the show to Black economic and business development? Blacks and other minorities have to play a more significant role in fostering the growth of the US Free Enterprise System. Government can be the catalyst for growth, but ultimately the private sector has to accelerate this agenda. The sad truth is that most economic data reveals that the gap between Black and minority business growth and the larger community is actually growing wider (e.g. revenues generated, jobs created and size of businesses). Thus the dialogue should be on how we can reverse this trend. The key to this reversal is ensuring that strategic partnerships are created between those within the minority community and the larger business community, both domestically and internationally. It is projected that by the year 2040 minorities will be the majority population in America. Thus our nation's leaders have to accept that minority business enterprise has to be a national priority. Minorities hire other minorities at a very high rate. As such, by producing more jobs in the minority community, we will be protecting the stability of Medicare and Social Security. This would be good not only for our nation and the free enterprise system, but also for the aging white population. Equally important, by supporting minority business enterprise, we help cultivate new leaders and role models for our youth, increasing the tax base and revitalizing under-developed communities. We have to invest now. 2040 will soon be upon us and the stakes are too high. This is no longer a minority issue, but of national importance! VJG"COGTKECP"LQDU""CEV1. Tax Cuts to Help Americas Small Businesses Hire and Grow€Cutting the payroll tax in half for 98 percent of businesses: The Presidents plan will cut in half the taxes paid by businesses on their first $5 million in payroll, targeting the benefit to the 98 percent of firms that have payroll below this threshold. €A complete payroll tax holiday for added workers or increased wages: The Presidents plan will completely eliminate payroll taxes for firms that increase their payroll by adding new workers or increasing the wages of their current worker (the benefit is capped at the first $50 million in payroll increases). €Extending 100% expensing into 2012: This continues an effective incentive for new investment. €Reforms and regulatory reductions to help entrepreneurs and small businesses access capital.2. Putting Workers Back on the Job While Rebuilding and Modernizing America€A Returning HeroesŽ hiring tax credit for veterans: This provides tax credits from $5,600 to $9,600 to encourage the hiring of unemployed veterans. €Preventing up to 280,000 teacher layoffs, while keeping cops and firefighters on the job. €Modernizing at least 35,000 public schools across the country, supporting new science labs, Internet-ready classrooms and renovations at schools across the country, in rural and urban areas. €Immediate investments in infrastructure and a bipartisan National Infrastructure Bank, modernizing our roads, rail, airports and waterways while putting hundreds of thousands of workers back on the job. €A New Project RebuildŽ, which will put people to work rehabilitating homes, businesses and communities, leveraging private capital and scaling land banks and other public-private collaborations. €Expanding access to high-speed wireless as part of a plan for freeing up the nations spectrum.3. Pathways Back to Work for Americans Looking for Jobs.€The most innovative reform to the unemployment insurance program in 40 years: As part of an extension of unemployment insurance to prevent 5 million Americans looking for work from losing their benefits, the Presidents plan includes innovative work-based reforms to prevent layoffs and give states greater flexibility to use UI funds to best support job-seekers, including: o Work-Sharing: UI for workers whose employers choose work-sharing over layoffs. o A new Bridge to WorkŽ program: The plan builds on and improves innovative state programs where those displaced take temporary, voluntary work or pursue on-the-job training. o Innovative entrepreneurship and wage insurance programs: States will also be empowered to implement wage insurance to help reemploy older workers and programs that make it easier for unemployed workers to start their own businesses. €A $4,000 tax credit to employers for hiring long-term unemployed workers. €Prohibiting employers from discriminating against unemployed workers when hiring. €Expanding job opportunities for low-income youth and adults through a fund for successful approaches for subsidized employment, innovative training programs and summer/year-round jobs for youth.4. Tax Relief for Every American Worker and Family€Cutting payroll taxes in half for 160 million workers next year: The Presidents plan will expand the payroll tax cut passed last year to cut workers payroll taxes in half in 2012 … providing a $1,500 tax cut to the typical American family, without negatively impacting the Social Security Trust Fund. €Allowing more Americans to refinance their mortgages at todays near 4 percent interest rates, which can put more than $2,000 a year in a familys pocket.5. Fully Paid for as Part of the Presidents Long-Term Deficit Reduction Plan.To ensure that the American Jobs Act is fully paid for, the President will call on the Joint Committee to come up with additional deficit reduction necessary to pay for the Act and still meet its deficit target. The President will, in the coming days, release a detailed plan that will show how we can do that while achieving the additional deficit reduction necessary to meet the Presidents broader goal of stabilizing our debt as a share of the economy.

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PAGE B-8 THE STAR SEPTEMBER 17, 2011 You may qualify for free weatherization assistance to make your home more energy efcient. Get Weatherized! 877.506.2731 www.”oridacommunitydevelopment.org/wap The Weatherization assistance program May be able to help.

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SEPTEMBER 17, 2011THE STARPR 1 P P R R E E P P R R A A P P Y Y o o u u t t h h S S e e c c t t i i o o n n Robert E Lee High School Marching Band September 9 2011 Photos by F.M. Powell III Robert E Lee High School Marching Band has been invited to the Howard University Homecoming parade in Washington DC in October of 2011. They also participate in FAMU Homecoming game, BCC's Homecoming game, Edward Waters College Homecoming game and local Jacksonville parades (Veterans Day, Martin Luther King,) and St Patricks Day in Savannah Georgia. The Band is asking for support in sending them to Washington DC to participate in Howard University's Homecoming game. The band consist of 80 members under the Band Direction Donald Jenkins. You Can Donate to Robert E Lee High School Marching Band Travis Willis Powell, Saxophone player, attended the FAMU 2011 Summer Band Camp and he won 4th place out of 36 Saxophone players. The camp consisted of 380 band students nationwide.

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SEPTEMBER 17, 2011PREP RAPPR 2 FAMU hires Benjamin Davis as CBS Harold Dow Visiting ProfessorTALLAHASSEE, Fla. … Benjamin Davis, an award-winning broadcast journalist and digital journalism professor, has been hired as the CBS Harold Dow Visiting Professor at Florida A&M University (FAMU). Davis, a two-time Columbia-Alfred du Pont award winner, has 30 years of experience working for major broadcast companies such as ABC, CBS, Fox, MSNBC.COM and National Public Radio. He also was an adjunct professor at Rutgers University School of Journalism in New Jersey, where he gained nine years of experience teaching courses in broadcast and digital journalism. Davis is an entrepreneur who developed the Digital Media Pyramid writing style and founded Mediafriendly.com, a company that helps major media companies locate diversity experts. He also worked with students at Rutgers to create www.itsonbad.com, a website geared to 16to 25-year-olds. I hope to live up to the expectations that Harold Dow would have wanted, which are pretty high,Ž said Davis. Dow was a long-time CBS News correspondent who came to FAMU and spoke to students as part of the Division of Journalisms 35th anniversary in 2009. Dow died unexpectedly in August 2010. CBS officials announced last year that they would donate funds to support hiring a visiting professor as part of its diversity initiative and as a tribute to Dow. Crystal Johns, CBS news director of development and diversity, said, We are very happy to support a program that will be such a wonderful recognition of all that Harold Dow embodied.Ž Davis will be teaching broadcast news writing and broadcast announcing classes. He also plans to teach students about the digital media pyramid, which is a model I created to replace the more than century-old inverted pyramid...Ž A luncheon reception to honor Davis is scheduled for Oct. 14 with the FAMU School of Journalism and Graphic Communication Board of Visitors (BOV) and faculty. The CBS Harold Dow Visiting Professor position will be funded for three years by CBS, according to SJGC Dean James Hawkins, Ph.D. This professorship will strengthen the quality of our broadcast journalism program, to another level,Ž Hawkins said. Our students will be even more competitive when they are ready to enter the world of work.Ž Hawkins also thanked Kim Godwin who is a senior producer for the CBS Evening News, an SJGC alumna and BOV member for lobbying CBS for this professorship.BOUNCE TV TO LAUNCH WITH THE WIZ MONDAY SEPT. 26 AT 12 NOON ETToyota USA to Sponsor New Networks Inaugural Programming Schedule Featuring Academy Award -Winning and -Nominated Movies & Stars, HBCU Football Games, Return of Soul Train and Mor e Bounce TV (http://bouncetv.com), the countrys first-ever overthe-air broadcast television network for African-Americans, will launch with a special presentation of The Wiz on Monday, September 26 at 12 Noon (ET). Toyota USA will be the signature sponsor of the networks inaugural onair schedule, highlights of which were unveiled today. After kicking off the network, the popular 1978 musical starring Diana Ross, Michael Jackson and Richard Pryor will be followed by Sidney Poitier headlining the classic drama A Raisin in the Sun at 3:00 p.m. Bounce TVs first week of prime time television then begins later that evening with part one of a two night double feature of one of the most acclaimed filmmakers of our generation, Spike Lee. Bounce TV will premiere Lees Academy Award nominated Do the Right Thing at 8:00 p.m. Acclaimed as one of the greatest films of our generation, Do The Right Thing stars Ossie Davis,Ruby Dee, Danny Aiello, John Turturro, Samuel L. Jackson, Lee himself and also features the theatrical film debuts of Martin Lawrence and Rosie Perez (Also 10:00 p.m.) Then on Tues. Sept. 27, Bounce TV presents School Daze, Lees 1988 musical-drama starring Laurence Fishburne, Giancarlo Esposito, and Tisha Campbell-Martin, based in part on Lee's experiences at Atlanta's Morehouse College and Clark Atlanta University (8:00 p.m.,10:00 p.m.) On Wednesday night Sept. 28, Bounce TV presents its first football game from the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA), the nations largest African American athletic conference, as the top-rated Bulldogs of Bowie St. visit rival Virginia Union. On Thursday night, Sept. 29, Bounce TV will premiere the 1998 Denzel Washington Bruce Willis action thriller The Siege (8:00 pm,10:30 pm) and highlights of the networks first week of prime time wraps on Friday, Sept. 30 with the 2003 action comedy The Rundown starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Seann William Scott (8:00 pm,10:30 pm). Bounces first weekend on the air is highlighted by the multiple Oscar nominated Far From Heaven (Sat. Oct. 1, 10:00 p.m.), 2002s textured story of race, gender and class starring Dennis Haysbert, Julianne Moore (Oscar nominee) and Dennis Quaid. Sunday night, Oct. 2, Bounce TV will premiere Denzel Washingtons Academy Award-winning performance in the civil war epic Glory (8:00 p.m.)

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SEPTEMBER 17, 2011THE STARPR 4 P P R R E E P P R R A A P P Robert E Lee High School Marching BandSeptember 9 2011 Photos by F.M. Powell III Band chaperones Shelia Butts, Shanae Newman, Linda Bates, Omeria Daniels, and Cicero McGill Jr Husband Elmer and wife Eleanor You play, you pay. Charles Smith (Bass Drum) You play, you pay. Deonte Jones (Drumline Section leader) Lee Football Players. #20-Jared Woods, #21-Eric Marshall and #12-Derrick Martin

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Man Kills Girlfriend, Robs Gas Station, and Leads Police on a High-Speed ChaseCorey Jermaine Dozier, 31, had not been arrested after murdering his girlfriend, Sherry Desravines, 27. Dozier went on a crime spree before he was finally caught. Police said Dozier had gone to Desravines home with her. Another man also came to visit, and Dozier confronted him. Dozier pulled out a gun and shot the man in the car and also turned to shoot Desravines twice in the head. The man that was shot drove away to a nearby hospital where he was treated. Dozier then stole his girlfriends car and proceeded to drive towards South Carolina from Jacksonville. Police say that Dozier stopped to rob a B.P. gas station, which was caught on surveillance cameras. He then sped down 1-95 and crashed into a ditch near the curb of the I26 interchange. In need of a car, police say Dozier laid down along the side of the road pretending that he was hurt, so that someone would stop and come to his aid. It worked and a car with a goup of people, who were on their way to church, pulled over. Two people stepped out to help and even directed traffic so Dozier wouldnt get hit. While they tried to help him and figure out what to do, Dozier got up and pointed a gun at them, telling them that he needed the car. The red Kia Sportage was im mediately turned over to Dozier, who sped off with it. Police had spotted Dozier by this time and started to chase him. Dozier led them on a chase for 22 miles, but it ended after he ran over Stop Sticks, whichblew out the tires of the vehicle. Dozier was immediately taken into custody and is facing charges including failure to stop for blue lights, driving under suspension, carjacking and armed robbery. He also faces a murder charge in Florida. At a court hearing the next day, Dozier apologized and said, I didnt mean to hurt anybody.Ž Investigation continues and Dozier is still being interviewed. Police also say Dozier and his girlfriend had a 3year-old daughter together. C&J1 C M Y K Crime and Justice Crime and JusticeA Publication of the Florida Star and Georgia Star SEPTEMBER 17 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. Man Shoots Teens Who Break into His HomeA man had used a shotgun to shoot at two burglars who had entered his house. The burglars that were shot were Cedrick Williams, 19, and Troy Alexander, 16. After being shot, the two teens showed up at someones doorstep and said that they needed help. When police came, the teens said that they were shot by two other males who stole the bicycles they were riding down the street. Alexander was said to have wounds on his face and chest and Williams was wounded on his hand and wrist. Police then received a call from someone who reported that he had shot intruders that were trying to break into his home. The Police then realized that the burglars were right in front of them. Both were then taken to a hospital where they were treated. Williams was treated and taken to prison and Alexander is still at the hospital with life-threatening injuries. The homeowner had told police that he was sleeping in his room until he heard glass breaking and grabbed a flashlight and a shotgun to see where the noise was coming from. He heard the voices of two people and flashed the light at the window where he saw the burglars climbing into his house. He said he fired one shot with his shotgun that was loaded with birdshot pellets and the burglars ran off. Police say that the burglars were not armed and that the homeowner is not likely to face any charges as he was only defending his property, acting within his legal rights. Corey Jermaine Dozier Provided By St. George Police Department Cedrick Williams

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SEPTEMBER 17, 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. SAFEGUARD YOUR CHILDREN Learn about warning signs that your child might be involved with drugs or gangs. Spend time listening to your children or just being with then. Help them find positive, fun activities that they can take part in. Always know and know about your childs activities. Know where your child is, and when he or she will return. Be sure you and your child are clear on your rules and expectations for activities. Make absolutely clear what is OK and what is not. Teach your child Internet safety tips. The people they talk to online might not be who they say they are. HOME ALONE! WHAT KIDS SHOULD KNOW... What steps you want them to follow when they get home; such as phoning you at work or a neighbor or grandparent who is at home. Not to let strangers, adults or children into the home for any reason. Not to tell telephone callers that theyre alone. That door and window locks must always be used. Be sure your children know how the work them. Not to go into the home if a door is ajar or a window is broken, but to go to a neighbors or public phone and call the police. Your rules about acceptable activities when you are not at home. Be very clear. 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 Man Arrested in Birthday ShootingToddrick Deshawn Ashley, 22, was arrested in connection with a shooting that happened at a party. 11 people were shot and an unborn child was killed. There were over 150 people at the party at a park, where birthdays of three people were being celebrated. People were invited to the party through an event set up on Facebook. Police do not know how the shooting started, but they say that it had escalated very quickly. Multiple shooters were reported at the party, Ashley being one. Ashley was tracked down by U.S. Marshals at his home, where a weapon was also recovered. He was arrested, but denied being armed or being involved in the shooting at the party. A report showed that a witness identified him as one of the shooters. Ashley was charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and has a $1,000,000 bond. He was also released in May after serving time for charges of grand theft auto and leaving the scene of an accident with injuries. Records also show that he had been previously convicted of marijuana possession and giving a false name to police. Police sought information from the people who attended the party and the community in finding the other suspects. They believe many people at the party may have answers, but they are keeping quiet about it. Police are still investigating. Woman Stabs and Kills BoyfriendJennifer Goodman, 31, was arrested after fatally stabbing her boyfriend, Anthony R. Norman. The couple had been in an ongoing domestic dispute, according to police. Investigators say the two had been in an argument and Norman had left the scene When he Goodman stabbed him in the chest. Police arrived to the scene in response to a call and found Norman laying on the sidewalk with a stab wound to his chest. He was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead. Goodman was found at the scene and was arrested for murder. Police also say the couple had a child together. Toddrick Ashley Jennifer Goodman

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SEPTEMBER 17, 2011 THE STAR C&J 3Bizarre Crimes Bizarre Crimeswho, what, when...huh? Other Unusual Crimes Across the Nation Man Tries to Ram into Patrol Car with Child in Back SeatA man was arrested after fleeing from a traffic stop and later trying to run into a patrol car head on, all while his 4-year-old son was watching in the back seat of the rental car. Police had stopped Timothy A. Ashley, 23, for a traffic violation and as his citation was being prepared, he sped off in the 2010 Ford Taurus. Reports said that the officer did not chase him, but other officers were searching for him, given the description of the vehicle. When Ashley spotted a patrol car, he attempted to run into it head on. The officer was able to avoid collision by driving into a yard. Ashley continued to drive leading police on a chase that lasted less than three minutes. He drove until he was at his grandmothers house and got out of the vehicle to give himself up to police. Ashley was arrested and nobody was hurt or injured. He was charged with child neglect, fleeing and eluding police, and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. He has been released from jail on $11,500 bail. Woman Steals and Uses Identity of Child who Died 30 Years AgoMaria del Carmen Diaz was the name of an 8year-old girl who died in a car crash that happened in 1981 and her identity had been stolen and used by Juliet Sherry-Ann Mahabir, 38. Mahabir is an undocumented immigrant from Trinidad and had used Diazs name and Social Security number. She was said to have used the stolen identity as early as 2002 and started working for the Wells Fargo Home Mortgage. Mahabirs true identity was not known until she got a passport, which was flagged in suspicion of fraud. Investigators discovered that Maria Diaz had died in Massachusetts 30 years ago and that her death certificate was never forwarded to the Social Security Administration. Investigators believe Mahabir had researched the girl and got more information about her before using the identity to buy cars, a house, and to get credit cards. Mahabir was arrested on a charge of criminal use of the personal identification of a deceased victim, and faces up to 30 years in prison. She was released on $15,000 bail. Woman Accused of Hate Crime After Beating Transgender Baltimore, MDA video had gone viral on the internet, which showed Teonna Brown, 18, brutally beating and kicking a transgender woman, Chrissy Polis, 22, on the floor at a McDonalds. Brown was not alone but was assisted with a juvenile in the beating. Polis said that she was kicked in the chest, crotch, head, and also had chunks of hair pulled out from her scalp. Brown was arrested and charged with assault and a hate crime. The 14-year-old who was also involved in the beating was taken to a juvenile factory, where she may remain until shes 21. Man Shakes Baby to Death and Buys Self a Cigar St. Louis, MOJarret Lamar Reed, 22, was watching his cousins 3-month-old daughter. Reed allegedly had shook and twisted so violently that it caused major internal injuries. After the baby became quiet, he left to buy himself a cigar and came back to watch television, while waiting for the mother to return. When she returned, she discovered that her baby was ice cold and dialed 911. The infant was transported to the hospital and was pronounced dead. Reed was arrested on a felony charge of child abuse and is being held on a $100,000 bond. Records showed that Reed was homeless, unemployed, and a gang member. Woman Attacks Two Ex-Boyfriends That She Lives With Phoenix, AZDaytona Johnson doesnt live with just one of her exes, but with two, Chad Grubbs and Dominick Giarruisso, at the same house. Both of them father the children at the home as well. Johnson had gotten into an argument with Grubbs in a bedroom and Giarruisso intervened, asking Johnson to give him his cell phone. Johnson refused, but Glarruisso still took it, which set her off. Johnson then struck him in the face and threw a Febreeze can at Grubbs face when he tried to stop the fight, cutting him above his eye. Johnson then left the room after knockingGiaruisso off, who actually had a prosthetic leg, and came back with a meat cleaver. She continued to argue with Grubbs and Giarruisso advised him t walk away. Grubbs started to walk towards the door to avoid the argument, but Johnson went up to him with the meat cleaver and slit his throat in front of their children. Johnson then left the apartment leaving Grubbs bleeding with a 6-inch laceration to the upper part of his neck. Giaruisso was able to get him into a car to drive him to the hospital. He also brought along the three children into the car. On the way to the hospital, Giaruisso spotted Johnson walking with her hand bleeding. She had accidently cut herself and Giaruisso offered to take her to the hospital with them. When they arrived, Johnson refused to get treated and decided to leave. Hospital staff saw her leave and called the police. Johnson was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, aggravated assault and child abuse. Grubbs was treated and released shortly after Timothy Ashley Juliet Sherry-Ann Mahabir

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SEPTEMBER 17, 2011THE STARC&J 4 PAGE B4 C M Y K Criminal Line-Up Criminal Line-Up MOST WANTED Name: Jared Aldoroty Age: 22 Offense: Grand Theft Firearm Name: Callis Brown Age: 45 Offense: Felony Battery Name: Markeith Brendello Burse Age: 32 Offense: Escape Name: Clement Antron Jackson Age: 24 Offense: 2nd Degree Murder, Dangerous Act Name: Mikeevis McIntosh Age: 22 Offense: Robbery with Gun Name: Alreda Murphy Age : 33 Offense: Aggravated Battery w/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 PREDATOR ALERT Name: Malcon Todd Anderson Offense: Lewd Lascivious under 16 Name: James Earl Anderson Offense: Lewd Lascivious under 16 Name: Tremain Bargman Offense: Aggravated Battery Pregnant Victim Name: Anthony L. Brown Offense: Robbery with Gun Name: Alphonso Bond Offense: Aggravated StalkCredible Threat Name: Raynard Keith Anderson Offense: Lewd Lascivious 12-16 BACK ON THE STREET MISSING PERSONS Name: Rodricka Janita Gwaltney Age: 14 Weight: 90 lbs Last seen: 9/2/11 Name: Alexis Jenea McLeod Age: 16 Weight: 165 lbs Last seen: 9/6/11 Name: Denia X. Beaver Age: 16 Weight: 105 lbs Last seen: 8/26/11 Name: Antron Franklin Age: 16 Weight: 155 lbs Last seen: 9/7/11 Name: Joshua Collin Ellis Age: 16 Weight: 140 lbs Last seen: 8/30/11 Bank Robber SoughtPolice are looking for a man who is suspected in robbing a BB&T Bank downtown.He is said to have robbed the bank at 200 W. Forsyth St. just after 9 a.m. He has been caught on surveillance camera and police need your help in identifying him. Anyone with any information about the identity of the individual in the photograph is asked to contact the Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS or email at rewards@fccrimestoppers.com



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Jacksonville was able to boast about the crime going down and no longer being the murder capital of the state. Of course, the city may still not be the murder capital of the state but crime seems to be going up again and many are in fear since the budget recommendations include cutting the budget of Jacksonville Sheriffs office. The city is experiencing shootings and now fires. This makes it even more important not to cut the budget or cut back on the number of officers. Jacksonville has a program that is led by Lt. Jimmy Ricks who appeared on Impact, The Florida Stars talk show. He is pleased that we have seen a decrease in property and body crime. He said that the program is designed to reduce crime, drugs, and gangs in apartments to ensure a safe and stable environment for its residents. Right now, Jacksonville has 73 apartment communities utilizing the program. The apartments must qualify to become a part of the Multi-Housing Program and must go through three phases built on education, infrastructure improvements and enforcement. The program is paid for by the owners of the complex. He is a three-time Pro Bowl cornerback. He is Chris McAlister and has only been out of the game for one year. Yet, he states he is broke and is living with his parents and cannot pay his child support. Therefore, he is in jail while in battle with his wife for payments. Right now, he owes $11,000 per month and says he has no income. In 2004 he signed a seven-year, $55 million contract. He has lived well. Pictured below is the house that he once owned. 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The program also help those who come forward to avoid jail time. Such does not include drug dealers and those who laundry money It is only for money that has been earned legally. With such a program, it is felt that the country can truly put more people back to work in America. Ejtku"OeCnkuvgt"DtqmgA Etkog"Htgg"Ownvk"Jqwukpi Rtqitco"hqt"Ekvkgu Etkog"cpf"Lwuvkeg Ugg"Kpukfg Ngg"Jkij yqtmkpi"vq rnc{"cv Jqyctfu Jqogeqokpi Ugg"Rtgr"Tcr Troy Davis, a Georgia death-row inmate said he could prove, if given the opportunity, that he did not kill a Savannah police officer twenty years ago. With the number of changes in his case, rather than hear his case, the U. S. Supreme Court that includes Savannah, Georgias former resident, Justice Clarence Thomas, who is also Black, decided not to hear the case but issued an order for a federal judge in the Southern District of Georgia to hear testimony that was not available when Davis stood on trial in 1991. A hearing was heard but Davis was not released. A lawyer with Amnesty International said that since most of the eyewitnessess who testified against Davis changed their testimony, such should prove that the state did not have the evidence needed to prove Davis guilty. Now, more than 600,000 petition signatures were delivered to the parole board. Support to stop the execution came from Amnesty International, the NAACP and several other organizations and delivered in an effort to halt the execution that is scheduled for Wednesday via lethal injection. So many efforts have been tried to stop the already three execution schedules but did not remove Davis from his death sentence. On Friday, a march is planned in Atlanta to end at Ebenezer Baptist Church, where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. served as pastor. With so much support, Davis is still hopeful. Willie Francis of St. Martinsville, Louisiana was the first person in America to experience a failed execution via the electric chair. 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Despite Claims of a Post-Racial Society, Widespread Bias Continues in America By Marjorie Valbrun, Americas WireWASHINGTONRecent public opinion polls show that more whites than African-Americans believe that the United States has entered a post-racial era in which racial bias doesnt exist. But social psychologists and experts on race relations dispute that, citing wide racial disparities in education, unemployment, housing, health, wealth, incarceration rates and other quality-of-life measurements as proof of persistent structural racism in American society. Its time for us to change our approach to polling, says Dr. Gail C. Christopher, vice president for program strategy at the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, which promotes the welfare of children and works to strengthen families and communities. She believes that polls about race are overgeneralized and fail to address whether people understand more nuanced questions about what constitutes modern discrimination. Christopher says most people are unfamiliar with the term structural racism, which has been defined as a system of social structures that produce cumulative, durable, race-based inequalities, and likely couldnt define it if polled. However, most people, she says, could answer questions about specific racial barriers to opportunities. What we have done in our polling and in trying to educate the public is interview teachers, doctors, social workers, lawyers, people who have the most interaction with children of color, Christopher says. They may not know what structural racism is, but they know that there are barriers to opportunities for these children because of the daily interactions that they have with these children. Part of the problem is how Americans think about racial discrimination, says Algernon Austin, director of the Race, Ethnicity, and the Economy program at the Economic Policy Institute in Washington. One of the legacies of the civil rights era is that we have a very powerful visual image of racism coming from media images of the civil rights movement, he says. These images make people look for obvious examples of racism that are no longer commonplace identifiable and openly hostile and racist characters such as Bull Connor or Ku Klux Klan members in white hoods. Not the sort of dayto day-discrimination that we have now, Austin says. People look for these hateful angry people, but whats more important is for people to look at these broad institutional practices, Austin says. While we have removed the laws that prevent black students from accessing integrated, high-quality education, we still have the same type of segregated and unequal schools there were in the 1950s. The same goes for housing patterns and criminal justice practices. While there are no legal barriers, we still have de facto barriers. By law, they have been removed, but by practice theyre still there. Austin says articles about race relations today often cite absence of blatant racism as an example of improved race relations but overlook less obvious but pernicious effects of institutional racism. It does have policy implications because if you believe there are no obstacles for African-Americans to get ahead, then you're less likely to want to support programs that provide opportunities for African-Americans, he says. If you look at the research and look at American institutions, you will find significant and very powerful evidence of continuing discrimination against blacks. This is precisely why the declarations of having arrived at the post-racial moment are premature, Lawrence D. Bobo, the W.E.B. Du Bois Professor of the Social Sciences at Harvard University, writes in the spring 2011 edition of Daedalus, the Journal of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, of which he has been a fellow since 2006. The central tendencies of public opinion on these issues, despite real increasing overlap, remain enormously far apart between black and white Americans, Bobo writes in Somewhere between Jim Crow & Post-Racialism: Reflections on the Racial Divide in America Today, one of a collection of essays on Race, Inequality & Culture in Daedalus. When such differences in perception and belief are grounded in, or at least reinforced by, wide economic inequality, persistent residential segregation, largely racially homogeneous family units and close friendship networks, and a popular culture still suffused with negative ideas and images about African Americans, then there should be little surprise that we still find it enormously difficult to have sustained civil discussions about race and racial matters, he writes. Despite growing much closer together in recent decades, the gaps in perspective between blacks and whites are still sizable. Andrew Grant-Thomas, deputy director of the Kirwan Institute at Ohio State University that is focused on ending racial and ethnic disparities, says those gaps in perspective are based on peoples different experiences and life circumstances. Everyone agrees that there is less racial discrimination, but theres a huge racial difference in opinion on how much racial discrimination there is and how much it matters, Grant-Thomas says. White people are more likely to believe that the socioeconomic status of black people is better than it actually is. African-Americans are in a better position to gauge what is happening to African-Americans than whites are, and they certainly bring different perceptions of race to the debate, he says. When whites are asked about their views, whites are more likely than blacks to think the playing field is level, while blacks will not agree. Therein lies the challenge of improving race relations, says Dr. Anthony B. Iton, senior vice president of healthy communities for The California Endowment, a private foundation focused on expanding access to affordable and quality health care. Race relations, what does that mean? he asks. How I get along with my neighbors or my co-workers, or how I understand the relative status of various groups with respect to their economic status, employment status and health status? The concept of racism is an enormous envelope that holds a lot of issues, some of which relate to racial legacy issues and structural issues. In some ways, we do suffer from an inability to express our feelings on this issue. Grant-Thomas says the key to bridging the racial divide is not endlessly talking about it or polling people but working together to find real solutions for decreasing or ending structural barriers that have discriminatory results. Polls have a lot of problems, he says. For one thing, they assume a sort of static opinion or attitude and that people have more or less fixed opinions and Im just going to ask them what that is. But most of our opinions are fluid. If you ask white people about affirmative action, youre more likely to get a much different answer than if you ask them about equal opportunity. Were not going to lead to anything by just having conversations. We need policies behind them and to acknowledge specific problems that are there and identify possible solutions and how we can implement those solutions. PAGE A-2 THESTAR SEPTEMBER 17, 2011 OPINIONS CLARA JACKSON McLAUGHLIN OWNER/PUBLISHER LONZIE LEATH, RINETTA M. FEFIE MANAGEMENT SALES & MARKETING G. ABRAMS, DENNIS WADE, DAN EVANS MAY E. 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JACKSONVILLE, FL ADAMS, Essie Bell Adams, died September 10, 2011. Alphonso West Mortuary, Inc. ADDISON Brisder, died September 9, 2011. C.L. Page Mortuary, Inc. BALA, Justa Romulo, 92, died September 12, 2011. BALL, Pauline, died September 8, 2011. BESELER, Jimmie Dell, 82, died September 7, 2011. BOSWELL, Chrystal, died September 7, 2011. BOYETTE, Walter Lee, 32, died September 8, 2011. BRAZIEL, Vincent Mark, 50, died September 7, 2011. Alphonso West Mortuary, Inc. BRUMMITT, Ronald Fredrick, 77, died September 8, 2011. CASTELLANOS, Ismenia Rovira, died September 10, 2011. CHANDLER Elane, Sr., died September 9, 2011. CHARTHERN Malcolm, died September 5, 2011. C.L. Page Mortuary, Inc. CLAY, E. Marshall, 90, died September 4, 2011. CROSS, Donald, died September 10, 2011. DENSON, Augustus, 63, died September 5, 2011. C.L. Page Mortuary, Inc. DOXEY, Mildred G., 89, died September 8, 2011. EPTING, James, died September 6, 2011. GOMEZ Genesis Elisabeth Molina, died September 6, 2011. GRAHAM, Bernice, died September 11, 2011. GREANY, Jennie Lee, died September 10, 2011. HARNESS Capt, USN, Kirk Nakashima, 52, died September 7, 2011. HARRISON, Angelia L., 51, died September 9, 2011. HARVEY, Samuel, 81, died September 10, 2011. C.L. Page Mortuary, Inc. HEATH, Betty Jean, died September 5, 2011. HUSSMANN, August Fred, 83, died September 8, 2011. JOHNSON, George, died September 10, 2011. JOHNSON, Johnny Popeye, 60, died September 7, 2011. C.L. Page Mortuary, Inc. KINSON, Lena, died September 6, 2011. KIRKLAND, Louise, 92, died September 10, 2011. MANSO, Ruben F., 77, died September 5, 2011. McCALL, James H., Jr., 84, died September 5, 2011. McDONALD, Edward, 81, died September 10, 2011. McDONALD, Lucille, died September 10, 2011. McGOWAN, Johnny, died September 10, 2011. McLEOD, Stephen Wayne, 62, died September 10, 2011. MELTON, Willie L., died September 8, 2011. MINTER, Margaret, 90, died September 10, 2011. MOCK, Byron M., 63, died September 11, 2011. NEAL, Lillie Mae, 90, died September 7, 2011. PHILMORE, Margie L., died September 7, 2011. PRINDLE, Sarah Virginia Holzendorf, died September 7, 2011. RANKINS Glenda D., 61, died September 8, 2011. RILEY, Paul A., Sr., died September 11, 2011. ROBERTS, Queen, died September 6, 2011. ROSEBUSH, Sharon Lynn, 56, died September 10, 2011. SANDT Muriel T., died September 5, 2011. SHERIDAN Frankie, died September 12, 201 1. SILCOX, Walter, III, Died September 9, 2011. SMITH, Fayetta, 87, died September 11, 2011. STEVENS, Tyrone F., died September 6, 2011. TENSLEY Mary, died September 9, 2011. THOMAS, Eva K., 91, died September 10, 2011. WARD, Patricia, died September 10, 2011. WARREN Clarence, Jr. 72, died September 6, 2011. WATERS, Sheliah M., 76, died September 8, 2011. WILKINSON, Josephine JoAnn, 67, died September 7, 2011. WILLIAMS, Ava Denise, died September 9, 2011. WILLIAMS, Charles V., died September 11, 2011.GEORGIA DEATHS ABBOTT, Reginald S., Jr., 70, died September 10, 2011. GRAY, Kenneth L., 64, died September 7, 2011. HOUSE, Marty D., 72, died September 10, 2011. STEWART, Thomas, Sr., 91, died September 11, 2011. WEEKS, Daniel H., 86, died September 11, 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 Hour Bible Study . . . . . . .10:00 a.m. Jehovah Jireh Bible Study . . . . . . 6:30 p.m. 2nd & 4th Thursday Young at Heart Ministry . . .10:00 a.m. Friday Joy Explosion Ministry . . . . . . . 6:30 p.m. The Church DirectoryCome and Worship With Us New Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church1824 Prospect Street Jacksonville, FL 32208Sunday School ................9:30 a.m. Sunday Morning Intercessory Prayer.................10:45 a.m. Morning Worship ......................11:00 a.m. Youth Church 2nd & 3rd Sundays (Old Sanctuary) Tuesday Pastoral Bible Study ................ 7:00 p.m. Elder Arnitt Jones, Acting Pastor Rev. Joe Calhoun, Pastor Emeritus (904) 764-5727 Church GREATER EL-BETHEL DIVINE HOLINESS CHURCHThe Church Where Everybody Is SomebodyBishop 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 SEPTEMBER 17, 2011 Tune In ToIMPACT 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 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 NEW BETHEL A.M.E. CHURCH, located at 1231 Tyler St., in Jacksonville. Are you ready for Jesus' return? Are you watching? "What good will it be for a man if he gains the whole world, yet forfeits his soul?" (Matt. 16:26). New Bethel A.M.E. Church, where Rev. Harry L. Dawkins is pastor, presents a dinner theater performance that will help you contemplate answers to these questions. The return of the highly praised and spiritual acclaimed production of "Guess Who's Coming To Dinner" will be held on Friday, September 30, at the church. A $15 donation is requested for dinner and the theater production. Dinner will be served 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in New Bethe's lower auditorium. The performance begins with opening curtain at 7:00 p.m. Revised and directed by Pastor Jeanette Graham of Word of God Christian Church in Jacksonville, Fl, "Guess Who's Coming To Dinner" will make you laugh,cry, rejoice and praise the Lord. For more information call 904/333-0806 or 904/353-1822. SAINT PAUL A.M.E. CHURCH located at 6910 New Kings Road, celebrates 142nd Anniversary on Sunday, September 18, 2011. The Rev. Dr. Marvin C. Zanders, II, Pastor and disciples of Saint Paul extend a warm welcome to former members, friends and the public to share in this special observance. This occasion promises to be one of the most spirit filled, inspiring and memorable since the church was organized in 1869 in the home of Samuel and Violet Williams. Worship services will be held at 7:30 and 10:55 a.m. Please contact the Church at (904) 764-2755 for more information. PHILADELPHIA MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH, 5577 Moncrief Rd., with Rev. Johnny T. Johnson, Pastor is having a Musical Program Celebration, September 17, 2011 at 6:00 p.m. There will be many Gospel Groups and Choirs of the City. Come! Come! See You There! Call (904) 768-0161 for more information. FRIENDSHIP PRIMITIVE BAPTIST CHRUCH 1106 Pearce Street in Jacksonville, will be observing its Annual 84th Church and Pastor 36th Anniversary on September 12th, 14th, 16th, and 18th 201. Services will start nightly at 7:30 p.m. and on Sunday at 4:00 p.m. For more information, call (904) 353-7734. MT. OLIVE PRIMITIVE BAPTIST CHURCH, 1319 North Myrtle Ave., with Elder Lee Harris, Pastor, join us as we celebrate our 129th Church Anniversary. The theme: The Church Moving From the Seats To the Streets Under the Anointing, Sunday, October 2nd, 9th, 16th, and 23rd at 4:00 p.m. Each Sunday we will be blessed with a great Preacher to deliver the word and guest choirs to minister through songs. 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. 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A4 C M Y KPAGE A-4 THE STAR SEPTEMBER 17, 2011 E kaabo (pronounced eh-kah-bow). Welcome. Memories, Memories, Memories. In my first column, I mentioned (Anthony) Bernard Bell, a childhood friend from the Floradale neighborhood where I grew up on Campanella Drive. Bernard calls from time to time with news about folks from the neighborhood or just to say hello. I get to chat with Dale Stamper Bell, his lovely wife, who also grew up in the neighborhood. Bernard and I were talking a couple of weeks ago, when he reminded me that the first publisher of The Florida Star, Eric Simpson, his wife Mary, and daughter Phyliss were also Floradale neighbors, who lived on the corner of Doby Street and Walcott Avenue. I really got a kick out of Bernards stories about selling The Florida Star along with a couple of other Floradale guys, (Joseph) Kenneth Bear Presha (one of the best drummers in the William M. Raines Vikings Marching Band) and the late John Bezo Daniels. Bernard said selling the paper is how they made their spending money. He recalled that Mrs. Simpson would distribute the bundled papers from the utility room at the rear of her house (all of the houses had this similar feature). She would ask how many each seller wanted, log the number of bundles each one took, and pay them for the ones they sold. Bernard thinks the cost was $.20 or $.25 per paper. What he is sure of is that the paperboys were paid 5 cents per paper! (Anthony) Bernard Bell, because of your contribution to the legacy of The Florida Star, you have earned the honor of being THE TALK OF THE TOWN! Coffee, Conversation, and Music by Betty Asque Davis Mrs. Betty Cody, President of the Jacksonville Chapter of The Links, Incorporated, announced that her chapter has launched a Subscription Campaign for the Ritz Chamber Players. On Saturday, August 20, 2011, the Chapters first event was held. It is designed to increase subscription sales for the outstanding Ritz Chamber Players ensemble as it prepares to celebrate its Tenth Anniversary this upcoming season. The event, Coffee, Conversation and Music was held at the home of Mrs. Margaret Thompson Johnson. The guest of honor was Terrance Patterson, Founder, Executive Director, and Artistic Director of the Ritz Chamber Players. Mrs. Johnson praised Pattersons genius, and vision for establishing this world-class ensemble and his tenacity and determination in maintaining it for this period of time. Clearly, this is a milestone for the ensemble and it is an opportunity for the Jacksonville community to once again embrace the Ritz Chamber Players and celebrate them for the truly excellent group they are. Their expertise, uniqueness, and excellence are recognized nationally and internationally. Terrance Patterson thanked the participants for supporting the Ritz Chamber Players over the years. He stated, We could not have been successful without the help and support of wonderful people like you. I and the Board of Directors of the Ritz Chamber Music Society, Inc. and the members of the Ritz Chamber Players thank you for coming today and for supporting us as we prepare for our Tenth Anniversary. Mrs. Margaret Johnson told the group that the Jacksonville Chapter of The Links, Incorporated hopes that each person would purchase a subscription before leaving the event. Moreover, she asked them to join the Jacksonville Chapter of The Links, Incorporated as ambassadors of the Ritz Chamber Players so that each person would leave the determined to encourage their family and friends to also purchase subscriptions for this years concert season. This first Coffee, Conversation and Music event was definitely a success. Most attendees purchased a season ticket subscription before departing. The couple who did not, left with a form and a commitment to do so in the next few days. In addition to Mrs. Margaret Thompson Johnson, hostesses for this event were: Thelma Lewis, Geraldine Smith, Brenda Simmons, Derya Williams, Corie Thomas, MariEsther Norman, Candice Thompson, Joyce Valcour, and Marjoria Manning. Photo under 1.AROUND THE TOWN All White Party. Over the Labor Day weekend, former State Representative Terry Fields, candidate for Floridas Senate District 1, which encompasses parts of Duval, St. Johns, Putnam, Flagler and Volusia counties, invited supporters, family, and friends to dance the night away at the V.I.P. Lounge, 7707 Arlington Expressway, Jacksonville, Florida 32211 (www.viploungejax.com ). Guests, resplendent in white dress, the theme of the party, danced to the beat of music provided by a DJ in the dining room of the club. The biggest kick was the life of the party, 91 years young Yvette Ridley, who proved that age aint nothin but a number as she strutted her stuff dancing the Cupid Shuffle and Electric Slide. Her ASALH (Association for the Study of African American Life and History) cohorts would have been proud! Dear and gracious Yvette Ridley you were the White Partys TALK OF THE TOWN! Photos under 2.Tribute to a Legend. TALK OF THE TOWN! was invited to attend the premier of Me and Mr. B., A Tribute to Billy Eckstine, written by and starring local artist, Lawrence Blinky Walden. Among the attendees, who were entertained by Waldens smooth, rich baritone, as he presented a repertoire of tunes for which Eckstine was best known, were: Khamil Ojoyo, local businessman, sculptor, and President of ASALH (Association for the Study of African American Life and History); entrepreneur Deborah Thompson; another of our locally grown, talented artists, Ramses; and TALK OF THE TOWN!s Volume Burks. Congratulations on a great performance, Billy, er, I mean Lawrence. Photos under 3.2011 Florida Black Expo One of the Best. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida will present the 10th Annual Florida Black Expo in Jacksonville on October8, 2011. Highlights of this years Expo are: A Taste of Jacksonville (October 7), a culinary extravaganza which will showcase the cooking artistry of chefs around the First Coast; 3rd Annual Florida Gospel Best Competition (October 8), with $11,000 in cash and prizes to the winner and hosted by gospel artist Vicki Winans. Other celebrities joining the Expo will be Taraji P. Henson and R&B artist, Joe. I have participated as a volunteer and/or staff for the past 10 years. My, how time flies when youre having fun! For more information, visit www.blackex posouth.com Photo under 4. Talk of the Town! Talk of the Town! by Frances Bradley Volume Burks, Photographer Terrance Patterson, Executive Director-Founder, Ritz Chamber Players with Members of The Jacksonville Links and Ritz Chamber Players Society that included: (Standing) Myra Morrison, Corrie Mumford, Linda Belton, Margaret Johnson, Dr. Brenda Simmons, Thelma Lewis, and Joyce Mumford Valcour. (Kneeling) Gloria Belton, Connie Summerfield, and Betty Asque Davis The youngest person in the house (at 91 years young) Yvette Ridley, daughter Helen Ridley, and nephew Kimani Ridley Tomas Vercher and Martina Harris enjoying the White Part y Wobble, baby, wobble, baby, wobble, baby, wobble! V101.5's Jo-Jo and Monique are in the house! Linda Stewart seems to be asking her husband, Dennis, "Are you going to dance with me now or after the music stops?" The lovely Anest Schell, Pat Schell, and Reva Oliver (who decided to sit this one out!) Helen Ridley, Terry Fields, and Michael Scott joined by a White Party guest All the single ladies! Terry Fields and V.l.P. Lounge owner, Rico Smile for TALK OF THE TOWN! Attending reception after Mr. B and Me are Khamil Ojoyo and Ramses, two local luminaries. ~~~ TALK OFTHE TOWN!'s Volume Burks joined by Diane King and Ramses. Star of Mr. B and Me, Lawrence Walden, with Deborah Thompson ~~~ Always charming Khamil Ojoyo is joined by ShariSmit h (left) and Diane King. 1 2 3 4

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PAGE A-5 THE STAR SEPTEMBER 17, 2011 Publix is the real deal.With all the claims of low prices and great values, which grocery store really does o er you the most? Bottom line, its Publix. No gimmicks. No come-ons. Just straight-up savings that will help keep your grocery budget in check. Go to publix.com/save right now to make plans to save this week. to save here.

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By Cheryl A. Williams Jacksonville, Fl. Advocates of Jacksonville's public libraries are launching an effort to prevent budget cuts that they believe would be devastating to the African American Community. The cuts would force all of the city's libraries to close on Mondays and shorten hours in some libraries on Sunday. Save Jax Libraries, Friends of the Jacksonville Public Library Inc., multiple Neighborhood Associations, Civic Groups and Churches held a press conference on September 12 to inform the community; that they have the power to demand an end to severe library cuts and to rally the community to voice their concerns at the Jacksonville City Council meeting on September 13. As it stands right now, the Jacksonville Public Library budget will be cut by $3.5 million in the new Fiscal Year beginning October 1. The result of this significant reduction in funding will be fewer hours of service at all libraries; and all libraries will be closed on Mondays. The Main Library and four regional libraries will continue to be open for four hours each on Sundays. However, in order to accommodate the budget cut and provide these Sunday hours, service hours will need to be reduced during the week at these locations. The Maxville Branch library will be closed. In order to meet a budget reduction of $3.5 million, which represents almost 9% of the library operating budget, 41 fulltime positions will be eliminated. In addition, 25 to 30 part-time positions will be lost. Children will have limited or no access to educational resources. Families and individuals will have limited or no access to job search and social service resources that the Jacksonville libraries provides. The community is encouraged to voice our position at the city council meeting which is: The Mayor's balanced Budget proposed a $900,000 cut to public libraries. Now the City Council is acting to more than triple those cuts. Please do not cut the public libraries beyond the original proposed cut of $900,000. Additional cuts will rip apart the fabric of our community. Our city suffers a serious deficit in literacy. Reading comprehension is our biggest problem. Over the past 5 years, more than 100 positions have been lost within the Jacksonville Public Library System, if the additional cuts over the $900,000 are enacted then an another 41 full-time positions will be lost. It is not acceptable for the City Council to now increase the proposed 2011-2012 library cuts from $900,000 to $3.4 million and thereby close most libraries TWO OR THREE DAYS every week and with limited hours of service on other days. A large and diverse group of Jacksonville citizens adders the Jacksonville City council. Library supporters turned out to oppose the cut at Tuesdays Council meeting. Judy Klein President of the Murray Hill Chapter of Friends of the Public Library said, "The biggest thing we need in Jacksonville is jobs and the big problem is that for anyone in Jacksonville looking for a job, the library is the place you go to fill out resumes, to apply online, which most employers require today. That's all done at the library." Kline was one of many who advocated restoring library funding levels proposed in Browns budget. Leaders in the African American community voiced similar concerns. German Vivas a representative of the Jacksonville Gullah Geechee Nation Community Development Corporation presented a resolution authored by Robert Flowers Sr. President of the organization at the Jacksonville City Council meeting, The Jacksonville City Council will be asked to exempt the libraries where the Geechee people (descendants of enslaved) reside because their cultural heritage prohibited them to public libraries. The Geechee community in Jacksonville is under social, economic, stress that will result in need for public libraries ever more not less. Council member John Crescimbeni unsuccessfully sought to restore library funding during last weeks Council Finance Committee meeting. He said he is still seeking ways to restore the funding and could make a proposal on the Council floor at the Sept. 27 meeting. Eunice Barnum President of Northeast Florida Accountability Forum Inc., (NO-FLAC) emphatically stated at the city council meeting, The citizens of Jacksonville are the employers of the City Council they are our employees. As our employees they should act with the interest of the people we elected them. The groups are urging the community to send a letter to your city council person and call (904) 630CITY to urge them to reconsider these cuts and to avoid any further reductions to the librarys budget beyond the original $900,000. Now is the time to take action. The final vote on the budget is Tuesday, September 27. For more information on what you can do to restore library hours go to savejaxlibraries.com SEPTEMBER 17, 2011 THE STAR PAGE A-6 Around the Area Organizations Are Urging The Community To Demand An End To Limited Library Access

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B1 C M Y KSEPTEMBER 17, 2011 THESTAR LOCAL FLORIDASECTION B SUMMER JAM Frankie Beverly and Maze / K-Ci & JoJo In Concert Sandy Neal Freelance Photographer & WriterCharlotte, NC was a buzz last weekend for the end of the Summer Jam at The Time Warner Uptown Amphitheatre featuring Frankie Beverly and Maze, K-C and JoJo, KeKe Wyatt, Aaron Bing and Biz Markie (on the ones and twos spinning the Old School) It was an amazing outdoor concert hosted by 99 Ways Entertainment (Josh Callahan, promoter). The heat did not stop the crowd that gathered to get into the outdoor Amphitheatre and Biz Markie made sure of that in between acts he kept the turntables hot and the crowd was even hotter as he spun hits from the past from Rob Base (Joy and Pain), Biggie (Juicy), Coolio (Gangsters Paradise), Slick Rick (Bedtime Stories). Keke Wyatt, who first gained notoriety for her collaboration with Avant My First Love from his album My Thoughts, was as beautiful as ever. K-Ci and the JoJo were a hit as soon as they stepped on the stage and performed hit songs such as All My Life the crowd rose to their feet and sang each song along with the duo as if they had never left the art of performing. They were sensational no matter what the rumors are Charlotte, NC loves these brothers from Monroe, NC. Frankie Beverly and Maze were the showstoppers and it does not appear that Frankie Beverly will be putting down his mic anytime soon. Frankie Beverly and Maze were phenomenal he sang all the hits such as Silky Soul, Cant stop the Love, We Are One, and Joy and Pain just to name a few, It was an awesome concert despite the heat. JoJo Frankie Beverly Biz Markie K-Ci KeKe Wyatt By Master Sgt. Thomas Kielbasa, FL Natl Guard Public AffairsSTARKE, FL (Sept. 11, 2011) Ten years of service and sacrifice by Floridas Citizen Soldiers and Airmen were recognized Sunday morning, as the Florida National Guard held its 9-11 remembrance ceremony at Camp Blanding Joint Training Center. The ceremony, marking the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks drew hundreds of service members and civilians to the training posts Memorial Park, where Florida Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll joined Adjutant General of Florida Maj. Gen. Emmett Titshaw in commemorating Florida National Guard Soldiers who died in the past decade while serving on federal active duty. During the event the lieutenant governor and adjutant general placed a wreath of flowers at the base of Camp Blandings Global War on Terrorism memorial, which is marked with the names of 18 of those Soldiers. Also present at the ceremony were some families of those deceased Florida National Guardsmen, and a contingent of Patriot Guard Riders flanking the audience with American Flags. Recounting the events of 9-11, Carroll called it a day our nation saw the face of evil and a day that changed our nation forever. She noted how shortly after the attacks in New York City the 125th Fighter Wing in Jacksonville was put on alert and flew combat air patrols over the Southeast U.S. She added that since September 2001 more than 15,000 member of the Florida National Guard have been mobilized in support of federal operations including Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom. Our Florida National Guardsmen have remained resilient throughout 10 years of ongoing sustained deployments to support our nation and our state, Carroll said. The commitment that our brave men and women have shown since 9-11 to join our armed forces, to protect and defend our freedoms, to make sure that this country stays strong, should be commended. (It) should be appreciated, and they should be honored every day. The adjutant general paused to thank everyone who assisted and supported the Florida National Guard during a decade of historic military deployments to places like Iraq, Afghanistan and Kuwait. Today, we as men and women of the Florida National Guard offer gratitude to all of those you have supported us in our cause, Titshaw said to the audience. Spouses, parents, children, elected officials, members of the community we have all been in this fight together. The general concluded by quoting Tammy Wise Thrasher, whose son Spc. Robert Wise was killed in Iraq in 2003 while serving with the Florida National Guard: As long as men and women continue to serve this country, my son continues to serve. Currently more than 600 Florida Guardsmen are deployed in support of overseas operations. Florida National Guard Remembers 9-11

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"CERTIFIED BASIC PISTOL & ADVANCED DEFENSIVE TACTICS AND HOW NOT TO GO TO JAIL COURSE" 8 Hour Course Saturday, September 17, 2011, from 7:45AM to 5PM in Callahan, Nassau County, FL. CWP Training Certificate-Call Gary Belson (904) 491-8358 for information. JAX DANCING WITH THE STARS to benefit JAX Children's Chorus.to be held on Saturday, September 17, 2011, at 7:00pm at the Jacoby Symphony Hall in the Times-Union Center for Performing Arts. Contact 904-353-1636 for more information. ZETA: 60TH YEAR CELEBRATION. You are cordially invited to join in the historic celebration honoring five pioneering women of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., who founded Zeta's local chapter, Delta Sigma Zeta, 60 years ago, September 21, 1951.They will happily meet and greet you at the Reception Table at Best Western Gateway Grand, 4200 NW 97th Blvd., Gainesville, FL, September 17, 2011, at 3:30 PM. The event starts at 4:00 PM. For more information contact 352-495-2197. JACKSONVILLE WALKING TOUR will be held onTuesday, September 20, 2011, at The Jacksonville Landing, 2 Independent Dr. W.,Jacksonville, FL 32202. For more information call 904.353.1188. FREE CHOLESTEROL AND DIABETES SCREENINGS offered from 12:00 pm 5:00 pm September 22 at Winn-Dixie Pharmacy, 1531 Monument Road, Jacksonville, FL., For more information call Cholestcheck: 800-713-3301 (No-Appointments). MOSH COSMIC CONCERTS, on Friday, September 23, 2011, at the Museum of Science and History (MOSH), 1025 Museum Circle, Jacksonville, FL. 32207. Contact 904.396.MOSH for more information. Calling all choirs, musicians, poets and service organizations THE JACKSONVILLE GULLAH GEECHEE NATION COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION: You are cordially invited to a special October Gullah Fest on October 15, 2011, at the A. Philip Randolph Park located on 1st Street and A. Philip Randolph Blvd. Bring your grill and cold non-alcoholic beverages to the park. All day, free of charge event. For more information call Dr. Benjamin Hamilton at 904-355-2224. Join members of theJACKSONVILLE SISTER CITIES ASSOCIATION'S NELSON MANDELA BAY COMMITTEE for a Grand South Africa Culture tour being planned for April and May 2012. Johannesburg, Durban and Nelson Mandela Bay just a few of the great cities that will be toured on this great trip! Contact quarles.zatravel@gmail.com or call 904-743-3698 for further information. Community ActivitiesPAGE B 2 THE STAR SEPTEMBER 17, 2011 LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT: Paul and Cathy married when he was 55 and she was 25. She had one child; he had none. They saved and invested for the future. When he was 63, she bought additional life insurance on his life because she was concerned about her security. When he turned 70, (she was 40), she started to consider whether to put him in a nursing home or quit her job and care for him at home when he got sick. But she failed to consider that when he was 73, she would be the one who spent 3 months in a hospital and died at 43. RESULT: Now at 75 with no children, and his beneficiary deceased, Pauls only stress in life is who will benefit from all that life insurance. He has slight dementia, but says he is looking for a new young wife. He might just find one..or one just might find him! PREPLANNING CAN HELP; WE CAN HELP: Our caring and professional staff includes funeral directors, attorneys, counselors and insurance agents. Local Ownership With A Tradition Of Service AARON and BURNEY BIVENS FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION SERVICES 529 Kingsley Avenue Park, Florida 32073 (904) 264-1233 www.bivensfuneralhome.com PREPLANNING SERVICES SERVICES AT TIME OF DEATH AFTERCARE SERVICES PROBATE OF ESTATES Lifes Outtakes By: Daris Howard The Farm And Ranch StoreMy cow decided she liked the neighbors lawn more than she like the hay I was feeding her, so she wiggled her way through the fence, causing a slight injury to her udder extremities. Thus I found myself in need of some salve for her scrapes and scratches. I looked at the ad for the local Farm and Ranch store, and, as luck would have it, my favorite ointment was on sale. I asked my wife, Donna, if she would go buy some. She told me she would prefer not to. She has always seemed reluctant to shop there, and I have never understood why. It is one of my favorite stores. It is teeming with interesting items: saddles, bridles, animal feeds, and every other imaginable thing, and some a person wouldnt imagine. But I went ahead and made time in my schedule for the necessary stop. When I arrived at the aisle where the salve should be, I found the ad size was sold out. I made my way to the front of the store and approached one of the checkout girls. Bag Balm. The girl sat there, frozen in place, holding the intercom microphone in her hand. I figured she must need more information. I did see that you had the small size, as well as Udderly sMOOth, and Udder Butter. But I wanted the super size container of Bag Balm. Finally, the girl put the microphone down and glared at me. Youre kidding me about those names, arent you? You just want to see if I will make a fool of myself saying them over the intercom! Of course not. I really need the Bag Balm. Right! she said sarcastically. Let me call someone to help you. She picked up the radio and informed someone that he was needed at the front. A few seconds later a young man appeared. The girl turned to me and spoke as if she was daring me to say it again. Why dont you tell John what you need. I repeated my request, and John simply answered, Ill check the shipment that came in today. As he left, the young lady stared after him. I moved aside as she helped a few other customers, and soon John was back. I couldnt remember if you said you wanted the Bag Balm, the Udderly sMOOth, or the Udder Butter, so I brought one of each. He plopped them on the checkout stand, and the checkout girl stared with wide eyes. She reached for one and held it in two fingers like it was toxic. You mean those are their actual names? John frowned slightly. Youre new here, arent you? The girl nodded, and John just sighed as he spoke. Youll get used to it. I had finally checked out and was turning to leave when an old cowboy approached the checkout stand and spoke to the same girl. I came in here to get my usual anti-itch powder, and either youre out or you moved it. I really hate it when you move things around in your store! I can have someone see if they can find it for you, the young lady assured him, reaching for the intercom mic. Just tell me what its called. Its called Monkey Butt Powder. As I turned back to look at the young lady, she was frozen in place, and I swear I heard a slight whimper. That was the first time I considered that there might be a good reason that Donna doesnt like to shop at the Farm and Ranch store for me. Let us know how you feel about our columns by sending us your comments to : clara@thefloridastar.com and yknuckles@thefloridastar.com. Thanks! ULYSSES W. WATKINS JR., MD HEALTH NOTES ENTROPION GENERAL INFORMATIONDEFINITION A disorder of the eyelid (usually the lower) in which it curls inward toward the eye. BODY PARTS INVOLVED Eyelid. SEX OR AGE MOST AFFECTED Adults over 40. SIGNS & SYMPTOMS Inflammation of the eye (swelling, redness, pain and excessive tears) caused when the inward turning eyelid and lashes rub against the cornea. CAUSES Several different factors may cause entropion. *Relxation of the eyelids supporting tissue, coupled with the inward pull of the eyelid muscles. *Chronic eye inflammation (including allergy), creating scar tissue in the eyelid. RISK INCREASES WITH Aging. HOW TO PREVENT Obtsin prompt medical attention for any eye infection. WHAT TO EXPECT APPROPRIATE HEALTH CARE Self-care after diagnosis. *Doctors treatment. Your doctor may attach a small strip of adhesive tape to the lower lid as a temporary measure before surgery.. *Minor surgery (usually) to correct the condition. DIAGNOSTIC MEASURES Your own observation of symptoms. *Medical history and physical exam by a doctor. POSSIBLE COMPLICATIONS Ulceration of the cornea from eyelash and eyelid irritation. PROBABLE OUTCOME Usually curable with surgery. HOW TO TREAT GENERAL MEASURES Apply warm compresses to the eyelids several times a day to relieve inflammation and discomfort. To prepare compressesa; Pour warm water in a clean bowl. Soak a clean cloth in the water. Wring it out almost dry. Apply the warm, moist cloth to the closed eye for 10 to 15 minutes. Remoisten the cloth frequently. Wear protective glasses or goggles if you are exposed towind or pollu tion. MEDICATION Your doctor may prescribe: *Artificial tears until surgery can be performed. *Antibiotics if infection is present. ACTIVITY No restrictions. DIET No special diet. CALL YOUR DOCTOR IF If you have symptoms of entropion. *The following occurs after surgery: Eye pain, redness and photosensitivity. Your vision changes in any way. Health Notes Announcements, meetings, happenings, and community events scheduled in Jacksonville and the surrounding area REAL LIFE STORIES

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The Lion King debuted in theaters in 1994 and became the highest grossing animated film of all time. In the U.S. to this date, it continues to be the highest grossing hand-drawn animated film ever. The original film won the Oscar for Best Original Score (Hans Zimmer) and Best Original Song (Elton John & Tim Rice, Can You Feel the Love Tonight. It also won Golden Globes in both above mentioned categories as well as an additional Globe for Best Motion PictureComedy or Musical. The Lion King is the best selling home entertainment release of all time and inspired a Tony Award winning Broadway Musical that became the seventh, longest-running musical in Broadway history as of January 2011. Now the legacy is going a step further with a new 3-D film version that will be in limited release in theaters before becoming available in a DVD box set. The 3-D Lion King was converted from the drawings of the original film and promises to attract a new generation of Lion King fans. The new 3-D Lion King features singer/actor Robert Guillaume as the voice of Rafiki, the wise baboon who counseled and over saw Mufasa and his kingdom then later on Simba. Guillaume is no stranger to musicals or musical settings of any kind on any type of stage or setting. As a graduate of Washington University in his native St. Louis, MO; Guillaume obtained a BA degree in Voice where he was classically trained in opera. After a residency at Clevelands Karamu Theatre where he made his semi-professional debut in both opera and musical comedy; Guillaume relocated to New York where he became one of Broadways best reviewed young actors which included a Tony nomination for his role as Nathan Detroit in Guys and Dolls. He became the first Black actor to portray the lead role in the LA production of Phantom of the Opera. Guillaume rose to world fame for his two-time Emmy Award and four-time NAACP Image Award winning role as Benson; first on the hit series Soap then his own series. When asked if he had to audition for this role despite being an Emmy winning, well known actor, Guillaume laughs and says, Of course! Did they say we want this guy for the role? Guillaume reverts back to the quick wit that got him famous in the first place and says, They pretended that. Was there any special preparation that Guillaume did to make ready for the role of Rafiki? Hes laid back at this point saying, No, I didnt do anything. Just searched for a sound in the voice and an accent that we thought would work and that was about a two week process. How much fun did Guillaume have doing this character? He now sits up with delight. After we found the voice it was a lot of fun. Until I found the voice, it was kind of frustrating because I kept thinking theyre going to throw your ass out of here because youre not coming up with anything. Being a part of the most successful animated film franchise in history in addition to compiling an impressive body of work over the years; how does Guillaume reflect on his brilliant career? In a very humble posture, he laments; I never thought I had that (i.e., reference to his great body of work). I never thought Id be a success at this in any way but I was going on the faith that had been built up in me somewhere that if I kept knocking on the door, pretty soon somebody important is going to come to the door and say what do you want boy? And Im going to say Im raggedy, Im around here, wasnt invited but Im down here. So I kept that faith. PAGE B-5 THESTAR SEPTEMBER 17, 2011ENTERTAINMENT Robert Guillaume Continuing The Lion King Legacy Of History!By Rych McCain, feedbackrych@sbcglobal.net Photo of Robert Guillaume by Michael Ansell for Disney Enterprises Illustration of Rafiki courtesy of Disney Enterprises Robert Guillaume (voice of Rafiki) Courtesy of Disney Enterprises Robert Guillaume photo by Michael Ansell for Disney Enterprises

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PAGE B-6 THE STAR SEPTEMBER 17, 2011 VJG"COGTKECP"LQDU"CEV"/"HQT"CNN"COGTKECPU.""URGEKHKECNN[ VJG"NCTIGUV"WPGORNQ[GF"ITQWR"/"CHTKECP"COGTKECPU Jqy"Ecp"{qw"Vcnm"cdqwv"vjg Uvcvg"qh"Dncem"Cogtkec"ykvjqwv Cfftguukpi"Dncem"Geqpqoke cpf"Dwukpguu"FgxgnqrogpvA#" On Sunday, April 10th, 2011, MSNBC presented its second annual program highlighting the state of Black America, moderated by MSNBC anchor Ed Schultz and the Reverend Al Sharpton, President of the National Action Network. The moderators were joined by a distinguished group of panelists including Professor Cornell West, Ben Jealous and Marc Morial, among others. As usual, these and other panelists did an outstanding job of defining the problems confronting the Black community and the major barriers to positive change. I applaud MSNBC for continuing to spotlight the serious problems that not only confront Black America, but the rest of the nation as well. Still, after viewing this and previous telecasts, I am forced to ask the question: how can you have a two hour program on the state of Black America and not devote a major segment of the show to Black economic and business development? Blacks and other minorities have to play a more significant role in fostering the growth of the US Free Enterprise System. Government can be the catalyst for growth, but ultimately the private sector has to accelerate this agenda. The sad truth is that most economic data reveals that the gap between Black and minority business growth and the larger community is actually growing wider (e.g. revenues generated, jobs created and size of businesses). Thus the dialogue should be on how we can reverse this trend. The key to this reversal is ensuring that strategic partnerships are created between those within the minority community and the larger business community, both domestically and internationally. It is projected that by the year 2040 minorities will be the majority population in America. Thus our nation's leaders have to accept that minority business enterprise has to be a national priority. Minorities hire other minorities at a very high rate. As such, by producing more jobs in the minority community, we will be protecting the stability of Medicare and Social Security. This would be good not only for our nation and the free enterprise system, but also for the aging white population. Equally important, by supporting minority business enterprise, we help cultivate new leaders and role models for our youth, increasing the tax base and revitalizing under-developed communities. We have to invest now. 2040 will soon be upon us and the stakes are too high. This is no longer a minority issue, but of national importance! VJG"COGTKECP"LQDU""CEV1. Tax Cuts to Help Americas Small Businesses Hire and GrowCutting the payroll tax in half for 98 percent of businesses: The Presidents plan will cut in half the taxes paid by businesses on their first $5 million in payroll, targeting the benefit to the 98 percent of firms that have payroll below this threshold. A complete payroll tax holiday for added workers or increased wages: The Presidents plan will completely eliminate payroll taxes for firms that increase their payroll by adding new workers or increasing the wages of their current worker (the benefit is capped at the first $50 million in payroll increases). Extending 100% expensing into 2012: This continues an effective incentive for new investment. Reforms and regulatory reductions to help entrepreneurs and small businesses access capital.2. Putting Workers Back on the Job While Rebuilding and Modernizing AmericaA Returning Heroes hiring tax credit for veterans: This provides tax credits from $5,600 to $9,600 to encourage the hiring of unemployed veterans. Preventing up to 280,000 teacher layoffs, while keeping cops and firefighters on the job. Modernizing at least 35,000 public schools across the country, supporting new science labs, Internet-ready classrooms and renovations at schools across the country, in rural and urban areas. Immediate investments in infrastructure and a bipartisan National Infrastructure Bank, modernizing our roads, rail, airports and waterways while putting hundreds of thousands of workers back on the job. A New Project Rebuild, which will put people to work rehabilitating homes, businesses and communities, leveraging private capital and scaling land banks and other public-private collaborations. Expanding access to high-speed wireless as part of a plan for freeing up the nations spectrum.3. Pathways Back to Work for Americans Looking for Jobs.The most innovative reform to the unemployment insurance program in 40 years: As part of an extension of unemployment insurance to prevent 5 million Americans looking for work from losing their benefits, the Presidents plan includes innovative work-based reforms to prevent layoffs and give states greater flexibility to use UI funds to best support job-seekers, including: o Work-Sharing: UI for workers whose employers choose work-sharing over layoffs. o A new Bridge to Work program: The plan builds on and improves innovative state programs where those displaced take temporary, voluntary work or pursue on-the-job training. o Innovative entrepreneurship and wage insurance programs: States will also be empowered to implement wage insurance to help reemploy older workers and programs that make it easier for unemployed workers to start their own businesses. A $4,000 tax credit to employers for hiring long-term unemployed workers. Prohibiting employers from discriminating against unemployed workers when hiring. Expanding job opportunities for low-income youth and adults through a fund for successful approaches for subsidized employment, innovative training programs and summer/year-round jobs for youth.4. Tax Relief for Every American Worker and FamilyCutting payroll taxes in half for 160 million workers next year: The Presidents plan will expand the payroll tax cut passed last year to cut workers payroll taxes in half in 2012 providing a $1,500 tax cut to the typical American family, without negatively impacting the Social Security Trust Fund. Allowing more Americans to refinance their mortgages at todays near 4 percent interest rates, which can put more than $2,000 a year in a familys pocket.5. Fully Paid for as Part of the Presidents Long-Term Deficit Reduction Plan.To ensure that the American Jobs Act is fully paid for, the President will call on the Joint Committee to come up with additional deficit reduction necessary to pay for the Act and still meet its deficit target. The President will, in the coming days, release a detailed plan that will show how we can do that while achieving the additional deficit reduction necessary to meet the Presidents broader goal of stabilizing our debt as a share of the economy.

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PAGE B-8 THE STAR SEPTEMBER 17, 2011 You may qualify for free weatherization assistance to make your home more energy efcient. Get Weatherized! 877.506.2731 www.oridacommunitydevelopment.org/wap The Weatherization assistance program May be able to help.

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SEPTEMBER 17, 2011 THE STAR PR 1 P P R R E E P P R R A A P P Y Y o o u u t t h h S S e e c c t t i i o o n n Robert E Lee High School Marching Band September 9 2011 Photos by F.M. Powell III Robert E Lee High School Marching Band has been invited to the Howard University Homecoming parade in Washington DC in October of 2011. They also participate in FAMU Homecoming game, BCC's Homecoming game, Edward Waters College Homecoming game and local Jacksonville parades (Veterans Day, Martin Luther King,) and St Patricks Day in Savannah Georgia. The Band is asking for support in sending them to Washington DC to participate in Howard University's Homecoming game. The band consist of 80 members under the Band Direction Donald Jenkins. You Can Donate to Robert E Lee High School Marching Band Travis Willis Powell, Saxophone player, attended the FAMU 2011 Summer Band Camp and he won 4th place out of 36 Saxophone players. The camp consisted of 380 band students nationwide.

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SEPTEMBER 17, 2011 PREP RAP PR 2 FAMU hires Benjamin Davis as CBS Harold Dow Visiting ProfessorTALLAHASSEE, Fla. Benjamin Davis, an award-winning broadcast journalist and digital journalism professor, has been hired as the CBS Harold Dow Visiting Professor at Florida A&M University (FAMU). Davis, a two-time Columbia-Alfred du Pont award winner, has 30 years of experience working for major broadcast companies such as ABC, CBS, Fox, MSNBC.COM and National Public Radio. He also was an adjunct professor at Rutgers University School of Journalism in New Jersey, where he gained nine years of experience teaching courses in broadcast and digital journalism. Davis is an entrepreneur who developed the Digital Media Pyramid writing style and founded Mediafriendly.com, a company that helps major media companies locate diversity experts. He also worked with students at Rutgers to create www.itsonbad.com, a website geared to 16to 25-year-olds. I hope to live up to the expectations that Harold Dow would have wanted, which are pretty high, said Davis. Dow was a long-time CBS News correspondent who came to FAMU and spoke to students as part of the Division of Journalisms 35th anniversary in 2009. Dow died unexpectedly in August 2010. CBS officials announced last year that they would donate funds to support hiring a visiting professor as part of its diversity initiative and as a tribute to Dow. Crystal Johns, CBS news director of development and diversity, said, We are very happy to support a program that will be such a wonderful recognition of all that Harold Dow embodied. Davis will be teaching broadcast news writing and broadcast announcing classes. He also plans to teach students about the digital media pyramid, which is a model I created to replace the more than century-old inverted pyramid... A luncheon reception to honor Davis is scheduled for Oct. 14 with the FAMU School of Journalism and Graphic Communication Board of Visitors (BOV) and faculty. The CBS Harold Dow Visiting Professor position will be funded for three years by CBS, according to SJGC Dean James Hawkins, Ph.D. This professorship will strengthen the quality of our broadcast journalism program, to another level, Hawkins said. Our students will be even more competitive when they are ready to enter the world of work. Hawkins also thanked Kim Godwin who is a senior producer for the CBS Evening News, an SJGC alumna and BOV member for lobbying CBS for this professorship.BOUNCE TV TO LAUNCH WITH THE WIZ MONDAY SEPT. 26 AT 12 NOON ETToyota USA to Sponsor New Networks Inaugural Programming Schedule Featuring Academy Award -Winning and -Nominated Movies & Stars, HBCU Football Games, Return of Soul Train and Mor e Bounce TV (http://bouncetv.com), the countrys first-ever overthe-air broadcast television network for African-Americans, will launch with a special presentation of The Wiz on Monday, September 26 at 12 Noon (ET). Toyota USA will be the signature sponsor of the networks inaugural onair schedule, highlights of which were unveiled today. After kicking off the network, the popular 1978 musical starring Diana Ross, Michael Jackson and Richard Pryor will be followed by Sidney Poitier headlining the classic drama A Raisin in the Sun at 3:00 p.m. Bounce TVs first week of prime time television then begins later that evening with part one of a two night double feature of one of the most acclaimed filmmakers of our generation, Spike Lee. Bounce TV will premiere Lees Academy Award nominated Do the Right Thing at 8:00 p.m. Acclaimed as one of the greatest films of our generation, Do The Right Thing stars Ossie Davis,Ruby Dee, Danny Aiello, John Turturro, Samuel L. Jackson, Lee himself and also features the theatrical film debuts of Martin Lawrence and Rosie Perez (Also 10:00 p.m.) Then on Tues. Sept. 27, Bounce TV presents School Daze, Lees 1988 musical-drama starring Laurence Fishburne, Giancarlo Esposito, and Tisha Campbell-Martin, based in part on Lee's experiences at Atlanta's Morehouse College and Clark Atlanta University (8:00 p.m.,10:00 p.m.) On Wednesday night Sept. 28, Bounce TV presents its first football game from the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA), the nations largest African American athletic conference, as the top-rated Bulldogs of Bowie St. visit rival Virginia Union. On Thursday night, Sept. 29, Bounce TV will premiere the 1998 Denzel Washington Bruce Willis action thriller The Siege (8:00 pm,10:30 pm) and highlights of the networks first week of prime time wraps on Friday, Sept. 30 with the 2003 action comedy The Rundown starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Seann William Scott (8:00 pm,10:30 pm). Bounces first weekend on the air is highlighted by the multiple Oscar nominated Far From Heaven (Sat. Oct. 1, 10:00 p.m.), 2002s textured story of race, gender and class starring Dennis Haysbert, Julianne Moore (Oscar nominee) and Dennis Quaid. Sunday night, Oct. 2, Bounce TV will premiere Denzel Washingtons Academy Award-winning performance in the civil war epic Glory (8:00 p.m.)

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SEPTEMBER 17, 2011 THE STAR PR 4 P P R R E E P P R R A A P P Robert E Lee High School Marching BandSeptember 9 2011 Photos by F.M. Powell III Band chaperones Shelia Butts, Shanae Newman, Linda Bates, Omeria Daniels, and Cicero McGill Jr Husband Elmer and wife Eleanor You play, you pay. Charles Smith (Bass Drum) You play, you pay. Deonte Jones (Drumline Section leader) Lee Football Players. #20-Jared Woods, #21-Eric Marshall and #12-Derrick Martin

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Man Kills Girlfriend, Robs Gas Station, and Leads Police on a High-Speed ChaseCorey Jermaine Dozier, 31, had not been arrested after murdering his girlfriend, Sherry Desravines, 27. Dozier went on a crime spree before he was finally caught. Police said Dozier had gone to Desravines home with her. Another man also came to visit, and Dozier confronted him. Dozier pulled out a gun and shot the man in the car and also turned to shoot Desravines twice in the head. The man that was shot drove away to a nearby hospital where he was treated. Dozier then stole his girlfriends car and proceeded to drive towards South Carolina from Jacksonville. Police say that Dozier stopped to rob a B.P. gas station, which was caught on surveillance cameras. He then sped down 1-95 and crashed into a ditch near the curb of the I26 interchange. In need of a car, police say Dozier laid down along the side of the road pretending that he was hurt, so that someone would stop and come to his aid. It worked and a car with a goup of people, who were on their way to church, pulled over. Two people stepped out to help and even directed traffic so Dozier wouldnt get hit. While they tried to help him and figure out what to do, Dozier got up and pointed a gun at them, telling them that he needed the car. The red Kia Sportage was im mediately turned over to Dozier, who sped off with it. Police had spotted Dozier by this time and started to chase him. Dozier led them on a chase for 22 miles, but it ended after he ran over Stop Sticks, whichblew out the tires of the vehicle. Dozier was immediately taken into custody and is facing charges including failure to stop for blue lights, driving under suspension, carjacking and armed robbery. He also faces a murder charge in Florida. At a court hearing the next day, Dozier apologized and said, I didnt mean to hurt anybody. Investigation continues and Dozier is still being interviewed. Police also say Dozier and his girlfriend had a 3year-old daughter together. C&J1 C M Y K Crime and Justice Crime and JusticeA Publication of the Florida Star and Georgia StarSEPTEMBER 17 2011 THE STAR C&J 1 As an African American newspaper, we basically report on offenses committed by African Americans. Please note that in our observations, weekly reports show that African Americans DO NOT commit the largest percentage of criminal offenses in this area. Man Shoots Teens Who Break into His HomeA man had used a shotgun to shoot at two burglars who had entered his house. The burglars that were shot were Cedrick Williams, 19, and Troy Alexander, 16. After being shot, the two teens showed up at someones doorstep and said that they needed help. When police came, the teens said that they were shot by two other males who stole the bicycles they were riding down the street. Alexander was said to have wounds on his face and chest and Williams was wounded on his hand and wrist. Police then received a call from someone who reported that he had shot intruders that were trying to break into his home. The Police then realized that the burglars were right in front of them. Both were then taken to a hospital where they were treated. Williams was treated and taken to prison and Alexander is still at the hospital with life-threatening injuries. The homeowner had told police that he was sleeping in his room until he heard glass breaking and grabbed a flashlight and a shotgun to see where the noise was coming from. He heard the voices of two people and flashed the light at the window where he saw the burglars climbing into his house. He said he fired one shot with his shotgun that was loaded with birdshot pellets and the burglars ran off. Police say that the burglars were not armed and that the homeowner is not likely to face any charges as he was only defending his property, acting within his legal rights. Corey Jermaine Dozier Provided By St. George Police Department Cedrick Williams

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SEPTEMBER 17, 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. SAFEGUARD YOUR CHILDREN Learn about warning signs that your child might be involved with drugs or gangs. Spend time listening to your children or just being with then. Help them find positive, fun activities that they can take part in. Always know and know about your childs activities. Know where your child is, and when he or she will return. Be sure you and your child are clear on your rules and expectations for activities. Make absolutely clear what is OK and what is not. Teach your child Internet safety tips. The people they talk to online might not be who they say they are. HOME ALONE! WHAT KIDS SHOULD KNOW... What steps you want them to follow when they get home; such as phoning you at work or a neighbor or grandparent who is at home. Not to let strangers, adults or children into the home for any reason. Not to tell telephone callers that theyre alone. That door and window locks must always be used. Be sure your children know how the work them. Not to go into the home if a door is ajar or a window is broken, but to go to a neighbors or public phone and call the police. Your rules about acceptable activities when you are not at home. Be very clear. 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 Man Arrested in Birthday ShootingToddrick Deshawn Ashley, 22, was arrested in connection with a shooting that happened at a party. 11 people were shot and an unborn child was killed. There were over 150 people at the party at a park, where birthdays of three people were being celebrated. People were invited to the party through an event set up on Facebook. Police do not know how the shooting started, but they say that it had escalated very quickly. Multiple shooters were reported at the party, Ashley being one. Ashley was tracked down by U.S. Marshals at his home, where a weapon was also recovered. He was arrested, but denied being armed or being involved in the shooting at the party. A report showed that a witness identified him as one of the shooters. Ashley was charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and has a $1,000,000 bond. He was also released in May after serving time for charges of grand theft auto and leaving the scene of an accident with injuries. Records also show that he had been previously convicted of marijuana possession and giving a false name to police. Police sought information from the people who attended the party and the community in finding the other suspects. They believe many people at the party may have answers, but they are keeping quiet about it. Police are still investigating. Woman Stabs and Kills BoyfriendJennifer Goodman, 31, was arrested after fatally stabbing her boyfriend, Anthony R. Norman. The couple had been in an ongoing domestic dispute, according to police. Investigators say the two had been in an argument and Norman had left the scene When he Goodman stabbed him in the chest. Police arrived to the scene in response to a call and found Norman laying on the sidewalk with a stab wound to his chest. He was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead. Goodman was found at the scene and was arrested for murder. Police also say the couple had a child together. Toddrick Ashley Jennifer Goodman

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SEPTEMBER 17, 2011 THE STAR C&J 3Bizarre Crimes Bizarre Crimeswho, what, when...huh? Other Unusual Crimes Across the Nation Man Tries to Ram into Patrol Car with Child in Back SeatA man was arrested after fleeing from a traffic stop and later trying to run into a patrol car head on, all while his 4-year-old son was watching in the back seat of the rental car. Police had stopped Timothy A. Ashley, 23, for a traffic violation and as his citation was being prepared, he sped off in the 2010 Ford Taurus. Reports said that the officer did not chase him, but other officers were searching for him, given the description of the vehicle. When Ashley spotted a patrol car, he attempted to run into it head on. The officer was able to avoid collision by driving into a yard. Ashley continued to drive leading police on a chase that lasted less than three minutes. He drove until he was at his grandmothers house and got out of the vehicle to give himself up to police. Ashley was arrested and nobody was hurt or injured. He was charged with child neglect, fleeing and eluding police, and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. He has been released from jail on $11,500 bail. Woman Steals and Uses Identity of Child who Died 30 Years AgoMaria del Carmen Diaz was the name of an 8year-old girl who died in a car crash that happened in 1981 and her identity had been stolen and used by Juliet Sherry-Ann Mahabir, 38. Mahabir is an undocumented immigrant from Trinidad and had used Diazs name and Social Security number. She was said to have used the stolen identity as early as 2002 and started working for the Wells Fargo Home Mortgage. Mahabirs true identity was not known until she got a passport, which was flagged in suspicion of fraud. Investigators discovered that Maria Diaz had died in Massachusetts 30 years ago and that her death certificate was never forwarded to the Social Security Administration. Investigators believe Mahabir had researched the girl and got more information about her before using the identity to buy cars, a house, and to get credit cards. Mahabir was arrested on a charge of criminal use of the personal identification of a deceased victim, and faces up to 30 years in prison. She was released on $15,000 bail. Woman Accused of Hate Crime After Beating Transgender Baltimore, MDA video had gone viral on the internet, which showed Teonna Brown, 18, brutally beating and kicking a transgender woman, Chrissy Polis, 22, on the floor at a McDonalds. Brown was not alone but was assisted with a juvenile in the beating. Polis said that she was kicked in the chest, crotch, head, and also had chunks of hair pulled out from her scalp. Brown was arrested and charged with assault and a hate crime. The 14-year-old who was also involved in the beating was taken to a juvenile factory, where she may remain until shes 21. Man Shakes Baby to Death and Buys Self a Cigar St. Louis, MOJarret Lamar Reed, 22, was watching his cousins 3-month-old daughter. Reed allegedly had shook and twisted so violently that it caused major internal injuries. After the baby became quiet, he left to buy himself a cigar and came back to watch television, while waiting for the mother to return. When she returned, she discovered that her baby was ice cold and dialed 911. The infant was transported to the hospital and was pronounced dead. Reed was arrested on a felony charge of child abuse and is being held on a $100,000 bond. Records showed that Reed was homeless, unemployed, and a gang member. Woman Attacks Two Ex-Boyfriends That She Lives With Phoenix, AZDaytona Johnson doesnt live with just one of her exes, but with two, Chad Grubbs and Dominick Giarruisso, at the same house. Both of them father the children at the home as well. Johnson had gotten into an argument with Grubbs in a bedroom and Giarruisso intervened, asking Johnson to give him his cell phone. Johnson refused, but Glarruisso still took it, which set her off. Johnson then struck him in the face and threw a Febreeze can at Grubbs face when he tried to stop the fight, cutting him above his eye. Johnson then left the room after knockingGiaruisso off, who actually had a prosthetic leg, and came back with a meat cleaver. She continued to argue with Grubbs and Giarruisso advised him t walk away. Grubbs started to walk towards the door to avoid the argument, but Johnson went up to him with the meat cleaver and slit his throat in front of their children. Johnson then left the apartment leaving Grubbs bleeding with a 6-inch laceration to the upper part of his neck. Giaruisso was able to get him into a car to drive him to the hospital. He also brought along the three children into the car. On the way to the hospital, Giaruisso spotted Johnson walking with her hand bleeding. She had accidently cut herself and Giaruisso offered to take her to the hospital with them. When they arrived, Johnson refused to get treated and decided to leave. Hospital staff saw her leave and called the police. Johnson was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, aggravated assault and child abuse. Grubbs was treated and released shortly after Timothy Ashley Juliet Sherry-Ann Mahabir

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SEPTEMBER 17, 2011 THE STAR C&J 4 PAGE B4 C M Y K Criminal Line-Up Criminal Line-Up MOST WANTED Name: Jared Aldoroty Age: 22 Offense: Grand Theft Firearm Name: Callis Brown Age: 45 Offense: Felony Battery Name: Markeith Brendello Burse Age: 32 Offense: Escape Name:Clement Antron Jackson Age: 24 Offense: 2nd Degree Murder, Dangerous Act Name: Mikeevis McIntosh Age: 22 Offense: Robbery with Gun Name: Alreda Murphy Age: 33 Offense: Aggravated Battery w/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 PREDATOR ALERT Name: Malcon Todd Anderson Offense:Lewd Lascivious under 16 Name: James Earl Anderson Offense: Lewd Lascivious under 16 Name: Tremain Bargman Offense: Aggravated Battery Pregnant Victim Name: Anthony L. Brown Offense: Robbery with Gun Name: Alphonso Bond Offense: Aggravated StalkCredible Threat Name: Raynard Keith Anderson Offense: Lewd Lascivious 12-16 BACK ON THE STREET MISSING PERSONS Name: Rodricka Janita Gwaltney Age: 14 Weight: 90 lbs Last seen: 9/2/11 Name: Alexis Jenea McLeod Age: 16 Weight: 165 lbs Last seen: 9/6/11 Name: Denia X. Beaver Age: 16 Weight: 105 lbs Last seen: 8/26/11 Name: Antron Franklin Age: 16 Weight: 155 lbs Last seen: 9/7/11 Name: Joshua Collin Ellis Age: 16 Weight: 140 lbs Last seen: 8/30/11 Bank Robber SoughtPolice are looking for a man who is suspected in robbing a BB&T Bank downtown.He is said to have robbed the bank at 200 W. Forsyth St. just after 9 a.m. He has been caught on surveillance camera and police need your help in identifying him. Anyone with any information about the identity of the individual in the photograph is asked to contact the Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS or email at rewards@fccrimestoppers.com