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Florida star
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Title:
Florida star
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Florida star (Jacksonville, Fla.)
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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
Publication Date:
Frequency:
weekly
regular

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United States -- Florida -- Duval -- Jacksonville
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Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation:
Vol. 12, no. 13 i.e. 39 (Jan. 6, 1962)-
General Note:
"Florida's statewide black weekly."
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Publisher: Eric O. Simpson, Feb. 14, 1981- .

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Looking for customers to patronize your business or utilize your services? If you answered YES, then you need to place an ad in The Florida or Georgia Star! CALL 904/766-8834 to place your ad TODAY!! Check, Money Order, Or Credit CardsAccepted NORTHEAST FLORIDAS OLDEST, LARGEST, MOST READ AFRICAN AMERICAN OWNED NEWSPAPER I N S I D E 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). PR -1-4 Caribbean News..............A-6 Classified...................B-7 Presorted Standard U.S. Postage Paid Jacksonville, FL Permit No. 3617 OCTOBER 1, 2011 OCTOBER 7, 2011 VOL. 61 NO. 25 50 CENTS An Award Winning Publication, serving you since 1951. Rated A by the Better Business Bureau Wish to give us a News Story? Call (904) 766-8834 or Send it to: info@thefloridastar.com Read The Florida and Georgia St ar Newspapers. Listen to IMPACT Radio T alk Show .WWW.thefloridastar.comStill the peoples choice, striving to make a difference. The Florida Star P. O. Box 40629 Jacksonville, FL 32203 The Florida Star, The Georgia Star! Impact Radio AM1360 (904) 766-8834 SINCE 1951 See these stories and more in See these stories and more in the Crime and Justice Section. the Crime and Justice Section. Father and Son Rob Couple and Car-Jack Together Safety Tips for your Home Son Claims Pastor Dad Paid Him To Kill Stepmom, Woman They Both Slept With Also Arrested The trial continues in the case of Tracy Burleson, the Houston pastor accused of orchestrating his wifes death in May 2010. Burlesons wife Pauletta was found shot in the back of head outside the couples home. Burleson was later arrested after his son William Fuller told to police that he shot his stepmother because his father hired him to do so. Investigators believe Burleson wanted to profit from his wifes life insurance. Tyonne Palmer-Pollard, was also arrested in the crime for tampering with evidence. She is said to have helped Fuller after he called her to tell her that he shot his stepmother. According to reports, she picked up Fuller, drove him to get cleaned up and assisted in destroying the gun. Earlier, Burleson made a public apology to his congregation at First New Mount Calvary Baptist Church for having an affair with Palmer-Pollard. He later found out she was cheating on him with Fuller. The congregation is said to be distraught over the series of incidents. Mrs. Burlesons shocking death came a week after their church was completely destroyed by fire. 96-Year-Old Aunt Kills NephewSee Crime and Justice Congresswoman Brown says it is not so! Dismissing threats by Florida Governor Rick Scott to deny funding to the Orlando areas Workforce Central Florida Program, which provides education and job training services to those in the Central Florida community struggling to get back on their feet during these difficult economic times, Congresswoman Brown wants to assure the community that federal funds for Workforce Central Florida will continue, and that it is out of the purview of the Florida Governor to halt the programs funding. I convened a meeting today with senior leadership officials at the Department of Labor in Washington to make sure that the important services this program provides will continue unabated while the investigations of the Agency continue, and was informed that the funding provided by the Department of Labor for local work force development programs is distributed through a predetermined in-state formula and cannot be withheld, sequestered, or distributed to other entities in the state by the Governor. The Governors only authority in this matter is to change the Board. The Department of Labor, along with Congresswoman Brown will be monitoring the situation to ensure that the funds dedicated to Central Florida are delivered and are being used for their intended purpose of assisting the unemployed and improving training and education programs. The workforce development programs are a partnership between the federal and state government and the state cannot act arbitrarily to stop this funding. Indeed, denying funding for the Orlando areas Workforce Central Florida Program unfairly punishes the thousands of Floridians who benefit from the program. With unemployment in the state of Florida at nearly 11%, these individuals, who are working hard to obtain the training and education necessary to return to the workforce, should not be collateral damage in the battle between the Governor and the local workforce leadership, said Congresswoman Brown. Friends and family members of Shante Hill, the pregnant woman who was one of 11 people shot at a birthday party in Brooklyn say she is still devastated over the loss of her baby boy. Hill was eight months pregnant when she was shot. The injuries she sustained resulted in the babys death. A funeral was held at the Solomon and Glover Funeral Home for the baby who never got the opportunity to meet his mother. Toddrick Ashley, 22 was arrested in connection with the shooting. Witnesses reported seeing him pull a gun from his waistband and open fire. He has been charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. It is speculated that the shooting was either gang related or motivated by people from different sides of town not getting along. A Salute to Senator Hill See B-5 Singer/Actress Vesta Williams Found Dead In Hotel Room Singer and actress Vesta Williams is dead. The petite vocal powerhouse known for her hit Congratulations was found in her California hotel room on Wednesday. According to reports, several bottles of prescription pills were also found in the room. While an autopsy was pending up to press time, authorities were said to be treating Williams death as an accident or suicide. Celebrities taking to social networks to mourn her loss included long time friend Jackee Harry, who played her sister on Tia and Tamara Mowrys hit show Sister, Sister. Williams who in the past has struggled with her own weight is an advocate for the prevention of childhood obesity. First Lady Michelle Obama Shops at Target NNPA Chairman Cloves Campbell says new report will empower African-Americans FirstackTV Network started this week Bounce TV (TriceEdneyWire.com) By the year 2015, AfricanAmericans will be spending $1.1 trillion a year on products and services. For more on this story visit the www.thefloridastar.com. This week marks another historic milestone in black media, with the launch of Bounce TV, the nations first-ever, free broadcast television network marketed exclusively to AfricanAmerican audiences. Founded by entertainment industry luminaries and businessmen Andrew Young, Martin Luther King III, Andrew "Bo" Young III, television executives Ryan Glover and Jonathan Katz and filmmakers Rob Hardy and Will Packer, the channel targets African Americans primarily between the ages of 25 and 54 with 24-hour programming that includes movies, live sporting events, documentaries and inspirational faithbased programs. You can see Bounce TV on Channel 17-2 over the air and Channel 225 through Comcast in the Jacksonville and Brunswick area. Funeral Held For Unborn Baby Killed After Mom Was One Of 11 Shot At Party Photo courtesy of AP/Charles DharapakThe first lady, hard to recognize in a baseball cap and sunglasses, shopped Thursday at a Target store in Alexandria, Va., just outside Washington. (L-R) Tracy Burleson, Tyonne Palmer-Pollard and William Fuller Congresswoman Brown Says its not So: Local Funds Will Reach Workforce Central Florida Cant Get to the Store Have The Star Delivered WWW.THEFLORIDASTAR.COM

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More Than Half of States Fail At Teaching the Civil Rights Movement Report: 35 States Receive an 'F' Southern States Receive Higher Marks MONTGOMERY, Ala., Sept. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -Though the civil rights movement is one of the defining events of U.S. history, most states fail when it comes to teaching the movement to students, a first-of-its-kind study released by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) today has found. The study, Teaching the Movement: The State of Civil Rights Education in the United States 2011, examined state standards and curriculum requirements related to the study of the modern civil rights movement for all 50 states and the District of Columbia. It was conducted by the SPLC's Teaching Tolerance program and includes a forward by noted civil rights activist and historian Julian Bond. The study compared the requirements in state standards to a body of knowledge that reflects what civil rights historians and educators consider core information about the civil rights movement. A shocking number of states … 35 … received grades of "F." Sixteen of those states, where local officials set specific policies and requirements for their school districts, have no requirements at all for teaching about the movement. Only three states received a grade of "A" … Alabama, New York and Florida … and even these states have considerable room for improvement. Generally speaking, the farther away from the South … and the smaller the African American population … the less attention paid to the movement. The report can be read at: http://www.splcenter.org/get-informed/publications/teaching-the-movement "For too many students their civil rights education boils down to two people and four words: Rosa Parks, Dr. King and 'I have a dream,'" said Maureen Costello, SPLC's Teaching Tolerance director. "When 43 states adopted Common Core Standards in English and math, they affirmed that rigorous standards were necessary for achievement. By having weak or non-existent standards for history, particularly for the civil rights movement, they are saying loud and clear that it isn't something students need learn." The SPLC issued the report to encourage a national conversation about the importance of teaching the civil rights movement. The report calls for states to include civil rights education in K-12 history and social studies curricula. It urges colleges and other organizations that train teachers to ensure that they are well prepared to teach it. Most of the states that earned grades of "C" or better are in the South … suggesting that most states view the civil rights movement as something of regional significance or of interest only to black students rather than a matter of national significance. The study also found that when states teach the civil rights movement, they tend to perform well on teaching leaders and events. They are considerably less likely to include the obstacles that civil rights activists faced, like racism and white resistance, or to mention more than civil rights related-holidays to students before they reach high school. "An educated populace must be taught basics about American history," said Julian Bond in his preface to the report. "One of these basics is the civil rights movement, a nonviolent revolution as important as the first American Revolution. It is a history that continues to shape the America we all live in today." Teaching Tolerance is dedicated to reducing prejudice, improving intergroup relations and supporting equitable school experiences for our nation's children. It produces and distributes tools at no cost to teachers, including Teaching Tolerance magazine, online curricula and professional development resources, and multimedia teaching kits that introduce students to various civil rights issues. The Southern Poverty Law Center, based in Alabama with offices in Florida, Georgia, Louisiana and Mississippi, is a nonprofit civil rights organization dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry, and to seeking justice for the most vulnerable members of society. For more information, see www.splcenter.orgPAGE A-2 THESTAR OCTOBER 1, 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. Ortiz, Angela Morrell, Joseph Lorentzon, Scott Jurrens, Cheryl Williams Columnists: Ulysses Watkins, Jr., M.D., Ester Davis, Lucius Gantt, Deanna, Cynthia Ferrell, Delores Mainor Woods, Farris Long Distribution and Sales: Dan & Pat Randolph, Abeye Ayele, Cassie Williams, Angela Beans, Tony Beans, Herman Robinson, David Scott TEL: (904) 766-8834 FAX: (904) 765-1673 info@thefloridastar.com (912) 264-3137 Georgia Serving St. Johns, Clay, Duval, Nassau, Alachua, Flagler, Marion, McIntosh, Camden And Glynn CountyTheFloridaStar.comThe Florida and Georgia Star Newspapers are independent newspapers published weekly in Jacksonville, Florida SUBSCRIPTIONRATES One Year-$40.00 Half Year-$22.00Send check or money order or call with VISA, AmEx, MC, DISCOVER and subscription amount to: The Florida Star, The Georgia Star P.O. Box 40629 Jacksonville, Florida 32203 The Florida Star will not be responsible for the return of any solicited or unsolicited manuscripts or photos. Opinions expressed by columnists in this newspaper do not necessarily represent the policy of this paper.MEMBERSHIPS: Florida Press Association National Newspaper Association National Newspaper Publishers Association Amalgamated Publisher, Inc. Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce First Coast African American Chamber of Commerce THEFLORIDA STAR THE GEORGIA STAR YOLANDA KNUCKLE, COLUMNS LIZ BILLINGSLEA OFFICE/ACCOUNTS MANAGER TIA AYELE, SPECIAL SECTIONS GEORGIA MARKETING ANGELA FAVORS MORRELL DISTRIBUTION HERMAN ROBINSON, DAVID SCOTT National Newspaper Publishers Association Why Wait?LET THE POST OFFICE DELIVER THE FLORIDA or GEORGIA STAR TO YOUI want a One Year Subscription to The Florida or Georgia Star!Please donate 10% of my paid Subscription to the non-profit organization listed below. 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JACKSONVILLE, FL BAKER, Lorriane, died September 23, 2011. BALTIERRA Julia, died September 20, 2011. BAYLESS, Patricia Wollum Shefner, 84, died September 22, 2011. BISHOP, Grady B., 91, died September 23, 2011. BOYETTE Marcia Marcy, 59, died September 24, 2011. BROWN Lloyd, 82, died September 25, 2011. BUES, Harvey, 79, died September 23, 2011. BYRD Samuel, Jr., died September 24, 2011. CAMERON Anna, 97, died September 26, 2011. CARROLL Charles Finley, 75, died September 21, 2011. CROSSLAND, Grayson Lane, infant son, died September 21, 2011. CROSSLAND Jennifer, 29, died September 21, 2011. DIXON, Elizabeth Macon, died September 24, 2011. FORNSHELL Kenneth E., 88, died September 22, 2011. GADSDEN, Leo, died September 23, 2011. GILPIN Pauline Francis, died September 21, 2011. GNJIDIC Gordan, died September 24, 2011. HART, Jimmy, III, 27, died September 22, 2011. HAYNES, Nyle C., died September 22, 2011. HILLS, Ada, 65, died September 26, 2011. HURST Catherine, 83, died September 25, 2011. JENKINS, Tommy, died September 24, 2011. JONES, David Henry, Jr., died September 26, 2011. JONES Herman R., died September 23, 2011. KOON Jacqueline Beth Walker, 81, died September 23, 2011. LITES, Malcolm T., 83, died September 22, 2011. McCARVER, David L., 91, died September 24, 2011. McMORRIES Harriett Costello, died September 23, 2011. Alphonso West Mortuary, Inc. MIDDLETON, Phillip, died September 21, 2011. NELSON, John Jack,Ž Woodson, 93, died September 21, 2011. PETRO, Gary M., 56, died September 23, 2011. ROBERTS, Nathaniel, 89, died September 25, 2011. SANDERS, Rachel Diane Murphy, 53, died September 23, 2011. SHELTON, Daniel Leroy, 86, died September 24, 2011. SILLS Henry, died September 21, 2011. SINGLETON Raymond, 52, died September 22, 2011. SMITH, Gayle, died September 26, 2011. SMITH, Vassie, 75, died September 22, 2011. SWEAT June D., 71, died September 23, 2011. THOMAS, Enoch, 103, died September 21, 2011. WALKER, Pearlie Fisher, died September 23, 2011. WALTON, Feddis, III, 82, died September 21, 2011. WEST Antonio Lee, died September 22, 2011. WHITTY, Alton H., Jr., 80, died September 25, 2011. WILLIAMS, Gerald L., Sr., 77, died September 22, 2011. WILSON, Michael Mike Scott, 43, died September 23, 2011. WOODWARD Carlean, 60, died September 26, 2011. WYCHE, Dorothy, 65, died September 22, 2011. YOUMANS Gary, Jr.,died September 22, 2011. ~*~GEORGIA DEATHS BARBER Dollie Mae, died September 20, 2011. MAXEY Wyatt M., 91, died September 23, 2011. REYNOLDS Charisse, died September 21, 2011. THOMAS, Taylor, died September 24, 2011. WALKER, Jimmie Marshall, 71, died September 22, 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 OCTOBER 1, 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 BETHLEHEM MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH located at 1824 Prospect Street in Jacksonville, will celebrate their 92nd Church Anniversary starting with their Annual Banquet on Sunday, October 23rd at the Blue Cypress Community Center at 4:00 pm. Tickets are available for a donation of $30.00, children 6-12 only $15.00. Praise & Worship Service will be celebrated on Thursday night, November 10th with great musical artists from around the city beginning at 7:00 pm. Visiting Churches Night celebration will begin at 7:00 pm on Friday, November 11th with several participating local churches. Sunday, November 13th concludes this years celebration with Sunday School beginning at 9:30 am, Morning Worship Service begin at 11:00 am and Youth Explosion at 4:00 pm. Contact the Church at (904) 764-5727 for more information. THE EAST FLORIDA BETHANY ASSOCIATION CHOIR under the direction of Mr. Darryl Austin, will be in concert at Christ Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church Friday, October 7th at 7:00 PM. The church is located at 2335 N. Davis St. Rev. Dr. Kim C. Anderson, Pastor. The concert is a prelude to the annual Prayer Breakfast. THE CHRIST TABERNACLE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH Annual Prayer Breakfast will be held October 8th at 9:00 AM. The theme is, Perpetually Praying for The Healing of a Nation.Ž The speaker will be Dr. Stephen J. Thurston, Sr., President of the National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. Location Emanuel Missionary Baptist Church, Fellowship Hall, 2407 Division St. Call 554-5524 for more information. Listings are due the Tuesday before the next issue. Email submissions preferred. Send to: Info@TheFloridaStar.com Rev. Marquise & Mrs. Deedra Hardrick Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you; and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.Ž Mathew 28:19-20 Complete Funeral ............................ $3,595.00(includes Service and Standard Casket)* Full Funeral w/Viewing Followed by Cremation .......................$2,195.00 Direct Cremation ................................ $795.00 We Offer Prearranged FuneralsPrices Subject to ChangeŽ==========================================================3031 Moncrief Rd., Jacksonville, FL 32209 (904) 353-4434 (904) 354-6642 (904) 353-4437 Fax 877-4CLPAGE Tollfree www.CLPageMortuary.com C. L. Page Mortuary C. L. Page Mortuary Carla L. Page, L.F.D. Come join Bishop Dr. Lorenzo Hall Sr.every Wednesday and Thursday from 12:00 Noon to 1:00 PM for Prayer Meeting and Bible Study at The Greater El-Beth-El Divine Holiness Church, located at 723 W. 4th Street, Jacksonville, FL 32209. PresentsPRAISE / DANCE CONCERT October 1, 2011 4PMGood ShepherdMissionary Baptist Church Rev. Pernell Raggins, Pastor5901 Vernon Rd. Jacksonville, FL Doors Open at 3PM(NO CHARGE) Ms. Theba Rose, Founder & President In Loving Memory ofMrs. Wanda Gayle Britten BowsJuly 18, 1952 January 25, 2011 Thank you my love for twenty-five beautiful years on our 25th wedding anniversary. I will always love you... today, tomorrow, and forever. Your Loving Husband, Darnell Bows

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AGE A-4 THE STAR OCTOBER 1, 2011 E kaabo (pronounced eh-kah-bow). Welcome.It was a quiet week and weekend. It gave me the opportunity to review newsworthy item that came in during the passing of the guard. Its never too late to honor the accomplishments of young African-Americans who manage to stay the course with a focused eye on the prize. DCPS STUDENTS RECEIVE NATIONAL RECOGNITION.Last summer, three Douglas Anderson School of the Arts students brought home the silver and bronze from the NAACPs Afro-Academics, Cultural, Technological, and Scientific Olympics held in Los Angeles, California. ACT-SO is an achievement program designed to stimulate high academic and cultural success amo ng African-American high school students. There are 26 categories of competition in the sciences, humanities, business, and perfo rming and visual arts. Joshua Abbott, Jahaan Sweet, and Iman Bethel were among twenty (20) Duval County Public Schools students who competed at ACT-SOs 33rd Annual Awards Ceremony, which was held at the Los Angeles Convention Center. The three winners were each awarded medals, cash prizes, and laptops during the ceremony which was held at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Joshua, a sec ond place winner, competed in the Dance category. Jahaan, also a second place winner, performed a piano piece in the category o f Music Instrumental/Contemporary. Imans piano performance earned a third place win in the category of Music Intrumental/Classic al. Both Joshua and Jahaan graduated from DA in June and are attending Jacksonville University and The Juilliard School, respectively. Iman is entering her senior year at Douglas Anderson. Other students attending and competing: Marquale Ashley, Imari Br atcher, Courtnee Carter, Morgan Danford, Mariah Downer, Channel Green, Frank Humphrey, Adrian Johnson, Christina Mattis, Erika Murray, Nemia Noble, Tyrone Porter, William Robinson, Deja Seigler, Lauren Smith, Markis Williams, and Shacara Young. All students represented Douglas Anderson School of the Arts, Wolfson, Ed White, and Englewood High Schools. Congratulations to the Joshua, Jahaan, Iman, and all the young men and women who participated in this program. You are this wee ks TALK OF THE TOWN!The Florida Black Expo is coming to Town. Mark your calendars for the 2011 Florida Black Expo on October 8, 2011 at the Prime Osborne Convention Center. Celebrating its tenth year in Jacksonville, this years Expo promises to be as exciting as in years past. Sponsored by Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Florida, the Expo presents a variety of business vendors, food vendors, local and celebrity entertainment, seminars, health-related exhibitors, health screenings, and educational themes. Features include the Gospel Best Competition, which will be hosted by Grammy Award Winning sensation, Vicki Winans; Jacksonvilles own New York Times bestselling author, Brenda Jackson; R&B singers Joe and Noel Gourdin; actors LisaRaye McCoy and Laz Alonso; CNN and CBS News Political Analyst and Commentator, Jamal Simmons; Hi-Def Hair Show and Competition; the Recycled Fashion Show; and the fun, fun Kids Zone. Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Florida and the Florida Black Expo proudly present Taste of Jacksonville, a culinary experience featuring chefs of the First Coast, including Top Chef Desserts contestant and Jacksonville Beach native, Chef Erica Davis, along with Chef Amadeus, who has delighted the palates of Jacksonville epicureans for many years. I have worked with the Expo as a volunteer and Staff over the past ten years. So, of course, I cant miss it. Besides, I have adopted the event as my own four day party, since it falls on my birthday every year (past gifts include a serenade from Will Downing, a kiss from Frankie Beverly, and hugs from Earth, Wind, AND Fire. Oh, how could I forget the champagne party aboard a beautiful yacht on the St. Johns)! Florida Black Expo is a division of Thomas Media Group, publisher of The Black Pages. The companys President and CEO is Darrin Thomas. For more information about the Expo, visit their website at www.blackexposouth.com. Talk of the Town! Talk of the Town! by Frances Bradley Volume Burks, Photographer Florida Black Expo Staff 1-Darrin Thomas, 2-Jeannie Jackson, 3-Whitney Chisholm, 4-Thelma Davidson, 5-Volume Burks, 6-Brenda Frinks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 2011 Florida Black Expo Celebrity Guests 7-Jamal Simmons, 8-Joe, 9-Vicki Winans, 10-Noel Gourdin, 11-Brenda Jackson, 12-Laz Alonso, 13-LisaRaye McCoy

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Story by Candace Smith and photos by Frank M. Powell, III, both of The Florida StarThe women of color celebrated 11 years of giving back to the community with its Ebony and Ivory Gala on September 17, 2011 at the WJCT television studio. The Ebony and Ivory Gala is a black tie affair that honors women of the community who have made a difference in health, education, and economic development. This year the event held a number of special honorees and for the first time in 11 years one special man. Among the honorees for Health and Safety was Sandy Barata, Administrative director with the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Florida. Pauline Rolle, M.D., was also honored for Health and Safety. She is the Medical Director for West Jacksonville Family Health Center for the Duval County Health Department. Director Michele Romolde of the Jacksonville Sheriffs Department is the second woman to receive the rank of Director in the history of JSO. She also received an honorable mention for Health and Safety. Award honorees for the Education award were Janice Tucker, Vice Principal of Students Services at Orange Park Jr. high school. In here acceptance speech she says, I do it because I love the kids. Estella Trudy Dixon, a teacher at Martin Luther King Elementary has taught for over 44 years with an extensive background in the education field. She also received the Education award. In a special video presentation the Women of Color honored the late Gertrude Hoffman Peele. Peeles entire life has centered on education and it all began in her childhood. Because of the hardships she endured during those years made her an advocate for childrens education. She devoted her life to showing the importance of education. Her daughter graciously accepted the award with a speech that reiterated the importance of education in Peeles life. An economic award was given to Lauren Little. Little is the owner of Edible Arrangements of Avondale and the Shoppes at Bartram Park. She is also the 2010 Women in Business Franchisee of the Year, the 2011 Chamber of Commerce Womens Business Center Small Business Leader and listed as one of Jacksonvilles Top 50 Business Influencers. The Distinguished Couple award went to Dr. Floyd Willis, M.D., and Wanda Willis. Dr. Floyd Williams is the Chairman of the Department of Family Medicine at The Mayo Clinic Jacksonville. Dr. Willis is former President of the Duval County Medical Society and is active with the Florida Medical Association. Mrs. Willis serves as the Assistant Vice President of Institutional Advancement at Edward Waters College, Jacksonville, Florida. She has also chaired on various fundraisers and annual fund campaigns for local non-profit organizations. Together they are THE power-house couple. They have been married for 25 years. Along with the awards the Gala also included a silent auction from over 30 donors whose proceeds benefited scholarships and community service activities of the women of color. The Women of Color Cultural Foundation has provided over $138,000 in scholarships. Two recipients of the scholarship were present and active at the event. Mr. & Miss Universal Teen 2011: Mr. Deandre Jones and Miss. Kesharee Baxter both expressed their deepest and sincerest thanks to The Women of Color Foundation and to all contributors for assisting in furthering their education. The Women of Color Cultural Foundation presented the Jacksonville BEAM-Beaches Emergency Assisted Ministry with A check for $1000. BEAM is an organization that helps families in the Beaches community. They offer a food pantry service, and provide families with help paying electric bills and rent. This agency also offers free tax preparation services during tax season. They received the Community Service Agency award. This years Women of Color Cultural FoundationEbony & Ivory Gala 2011 was a great success. After the awards were giving and the food was served, everyone celebrated and danced in an evening of elegance. Around The Area Around The Area PAGE A-6 THE STAR OCTOBER 1, 2011 Honoree Director Michele Romolde, Health and Safety Award Honoree, The late Gertrude Hoffman Peele Family Gayle Pitts, Wyane Ford, Wilma Lauray $1000.00 Reed Education Campus, Mr. Universal Teen 2011 DeAndre Jones, Hazel Martin, Vivian Southwell, Florence Charlton BEAM Honorees (Beaches Emergency Assisted Ministry) $1000.00, Gerald Minnifield Woman of Color, Honoree Janice Tucker, Helen Jackson Woman of Color, Honoreess Floyd Willis, M.D. and Wanda Willis, Honoree Lauren Little, Honoree Estella Trudy Dixon, Jennifer Clayton Woman of Color, and Miss Universal Teen 2011 Kesharee Baxter Gerald Minnifield Woman of Color 2011 Women of Color Ebony & Ivory Gala Above photo: DeAndrous Wilcox, Jenipher Wiley, Dr Helen Jackson, Jennifer Clayton All Women of Color Honoreess Floyd Willis, M.D. and Wanda Willis, first time a male to be Honoree Distinguished Couple Award Brenda Murray and Frank M. 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Photos by Frank M. Powell, III, Photographer for The Florida StarThe Full Figure Queen Pageant is back for its 2nd year and it just keeps getting better and better. Under the direction of Brenda The Promoter Murray, Jacksonville celebrated the full-figured woman in a very special way on September 11, 2011. The full figured queen pageant is an annual event that is meant to honor and showcase plus size men and women. This year the pageant was held at the Hyatt Regency hotel in downtown Jacksonville. There were six contestants whose ages ranged from 18-35. These group of women brought with them beauty, class, and talent that included dance, spoken word, and sign language. We were introduced to the Queens in there opening act. They danced to music by Mary J. Blige, Just Fine with lyrics that read: So I like what I see when Im looking at me when Im walking pass a mirror With every step that these ladies took one could easily tell that they embraced these words and expressed them through their dance. If you are not familiar with the world of pageantry and you think all you need to win the crown is a puffy dress, heavy make-up, and a stiff hand wave then your sadly mistaken. The Full Figured Queen Pageant like many others began well before pageant night, and there are many qualifications. Contestants must undergo an extensive interview process, complete a 500 word essay, showcase their talent, and practice, practice, practice. Judging begins the first day you walk in to register. According to Brenda Murray, founder of the Full figured Queen pageant, This pageant is committed to excellence in every area of all full-figured men and women. The contestants must learn an opening act routine, a runway routine for their casual, business and formal wear, perform their talent, and answer interview questions and all of this is done in front of a room full of people and several judges. But these ladies were definitely up to the challenge. They walked the runway flawlessly and answered their interview question without breaking a sweat. In the end the crown for Ms. Full Figure Queen 2011 went to Shamika Adams, a native of Jacksonville, Fl. who is a certified HIV/aids testing counselor. Shamika plans to use her time with the crown to give back to her community. She wants to volunteer at several Jacksonville shelters, including the Clara White Mission and Beam (Beaches Emergency assisted Ministry). She will also be making a special appearance at the 2012 MLK parade. Adams also wonbest essay and Ms. Photogenic. Second runner up went to Kim Davis and Miss Congeniality was won by Charleen James. Every contestant received an honorable mention. The night was filled with many special attractions and surprises. One contestant, Kimberly Davis received a special surprise when her boyfriend proposed to her during her formal attire walk. Each lady was to be accompanied by their special someone but Kimberly entered alone. Her boyfriend was not in the proper attire to escort her but when she entered he rushed up to her, took her hand and knelt on one knee. A mic was offered to him so the entire audience could share in their special moment. Other special attractions included, three dance numbers by the Dazzling Diamonds, a line dancing group with women ranging in age from 65 to 80. The group is spear headed by Dr. Dawn McDermott. There was also a special performance by Gregory, The gospel artist. Mr. Gary Thomas of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Foundation made a special speech and also served as a judge. Commentators included Dr. Drake of 92.5, First Lady Kimberly Mckissick of Bethel Baptist and Candace Smith creator of Phatabulous Magazine. Brenda The Promoter Murray is now registering youth for her next upcoming debut, The Unique Teen King and Queen Pageant. For more information on any of these events please contact her at: www.brendathepromoter.com or call 904-8874165. OCTOBER 1, 2011 THESTAR LOCAL FLORIDASECTION B The 2011 FULL FIGURED King and Queen Pageant Monigue Coles Miss Full Figured 2010, Kim Davis runner up 2011 and King Keenan Sweat Brittany Kiandra Rena Williams, Franklin Willis, Tarsha Nikka Hagan Watts, King Keenan Sweat, Candace Smith Toccara Dwan Burgess, The New Queen of 2011 Shamika Adams and Kim Davis 1ts runner up. Terra Monique and Ava Patterson Dr. Drank, radio personality of Joy 92.5 FM, Kimberly McKissick First Lady Bethel Baptist and Candace Smith The Dazzling Diamonds Effie Sims, Judy Wells, Myra Bailey, Gladys Davis, Dawn McDermott, Joyce McCall, Mary J. Cobb, Rosa Geiger, Mildred Johnson, Lula Brooks, Gloria Fuller, Olivia Clarke, Joan Bell, Jackie Perry Williams, Gloria Richardson, and Jakki Stubbs The New Queen 2011 Shamika Adams Patricia Sewer, Maxine Green, and Brenda Murray The Promoter of the Full Figured King and Queen Pageant Coming in January, Unique Teen King and Queen Pageant Pre-Teen ages 10 to 12, Jr. Teen ages 13 to 15, and Teen ages 16 to 19. To register, go to www.brendathepromoter.com

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The Grammy Museum has a series of special programs that they present throughout the year to honor and showcase artists of all musical genres. The museum is located in LA LiveŽ which is the downtown section of Los Angeles that makes up the pro sports and entertainment district surrounded by million dollar condos and penthouses. This includes The Staples Center, Nokia Arena, Club Nokia, The Congo Room, eateries, movie theater complex, massive jumbo trons to you name it! Last Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011 the Grammy Museum hosted The Drop: Johnny Gill.Ž Johnny sat down with Vice President of the GRAMMY Foundation Scott Goldman to discuss his career along with the upcoming release of his first album in 16 years, Still Winning,Ž which will be released on October 11. Jimmy Jam, one of the producers on the album, also joined Gill and Goldman onstage in front of a capacity audience that included Sugar Ray Leonard, Bobby Brown, Ralph Tresvant and Barry Bonds. Following the conversation Gill took the stage to perform new tracks off of the new album including Still Winning,Ž Black Box,Ž My Love,Ž It Would Be YouŽ where audience members sports caster Jim Hill, Barry Bonds and Sugar Ray Leonard joined in and Johnnys current single In the Mood.Ž Johnny was then joined on stage by fellow New Edition member Ralph Tresvant for Can You Stand The Rain?Ž before being joined by Bobby Brown for a rendition of My PrerogativeŽ and Rub You The Right.Ž The first single from Gills new album on J Skillz Records/Notifi Records In The MoodŽ is currently #8 on Billboards Urban Adult Chart and has spent the last fifteen weeks on the R&B/Hip Hop Chart. Producers on the project included the Grammy winning duo of Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, Bryan Michael Cox, Wyclef Jean and Troy Taylor. Gill has had an incredible ride breaking into the biz as a teen star solo artists with two #1 hits; My, My, My,Ž and Rub You The Right WayŽ which became R&B classics. He has had the rare opportunity of being a member of a hit singing quintet The New EditionŽ and a multi-platinum trio with the late Gerald Levert and Keith Sweat known as LSGŽ and now has a new trio project called Heads of StateŽ with Bobby Brown and Ralph Tresvant as well as still performing solo. Saying that Gill is a very busy man may be an understatement for lack of a better way to describe it. Even though Gills dad was a minister and secular music was considered the socalled Devils MusicŽ in their household, Gill looks back with pride that his dad fully supported his career choice when the opportunity presented itself. Gill reflects, Oddly enough, my dad was very supportive of me. I was heavily influenced by my dad. He was a minister but also my dad could wreck a house. He was a singer and just watching how he would have his shoes matching his suit then he would take his pocket square and pull it out of his jacket while he was singing and just throw it in the air and was holding his note and catch it and I was like wow! He could just shut it down so I was definitely influenced by him.Ž Gill also mentioned the fact that his dad rehearsed his two brothers and him Joe Jackson style with discipline but he was the only one who went all the way. With further examination of his upbringing, Gill acknowledges, When I look back and think about it, I wouldnt be who I am today if wasnt for him and his hard work that he put into to me to become who I am today. PAGE B-6 THESTAR OCTOBER 1, 2011ENTERTAINMENT Johnny Gill’s Live Grammy Museum Event!By Rych McCain, feedbackrych@sbcglobal.net Photo by M. Sullivan for WireImage Condolences: We were sadden to learn of the death of singer Vesta Williams who according to authorities died in a Los Angeles hotel room on Sunday, Sept 18, 2011 but wasnt found until Friday, Sept. 23rd.. Authorities said that Williams was staying at the hotel while in the process of moving. Authorities said that several bottles of prescription pills were on the night stand and a couple were completely empty prompting them to suspect an accidental overdose or suicide. It will take six weeks for the results of the toxicology test. Williams was 53 and a powerful singer who scored most of her hits in the 80s including Congratulation,Ž Sweet, Sweet LoveŽ and Im Dedicated.Ž Our most sacred of meditations go out to Williams family, friends and fans. Watcha Gonna Do? Radio station jocks are talking, internet sites and blogs are a blazed about former superstar singer/songwriter Sylvester Sly StoneŽ Stewart being homeless, broke and destitute on the streets of Los Angeles, sleeping in a van. Why are most of us who have followed the now 70 yr old Sly for most or all of his career not surprised? The man has reportedly been on drugs off or on for the last 40 years. Many have been said to have stepped up to help Sly with no success. The help only comes when one wants to help themselves. At what point do you free yourself from being stuck-on-stupid? This man was a musical genius with hits up the yingyang. Only a higher power can deliver him. TV: Actress Danielle Bisutti opened the 2nd season of ABCs Body of Proof.Ž She plays wicked housewife Vicki Hemington. Catch the show on Tuesday nights at 10/9 Eastern/Central Time. Bisutti is also in the re-occurring role as Pascha on the popular hit web-series Hollywood Girl.Ž Check out episode 6 titled Limp of ShameŽ at www.hollywoodgirltv.com. And if thats not enough, Bisutti has been cast in the feature film Blind PassŽ which will begin shooting in Florida late October. Movies: Blackthorn. Magnolia Pictures, Mararia and Arcadia Motion Pictures. Starring Sam Shepard, Eduardo Noriega, Stephen Rea, Magaly Solier, Nicolak CosterWaldau, Paraic Delaney and Dominique Mcelligott. Directed by Mateo Gill. Screenplay by Miguel Barros. Produced by Andres Santana and Ibon Cormenzana. The legend of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid has it that they both were killed in a shootout with the Bolivian military in 1908. The positive ID of the bodies of the two men in the house where the shoot out took place was never officially established thus opening the door of speculation that the outlaw duo may have continued living. This film works with the theory that Butch Cassidy survived, took an assumed name of James Blackthorn and is living quietly in a small Bolivian village until circumstances arise to force him on one last adventure outside the law. Western movie buffs; especially Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid fans, will love this one. Hit me up at feedbackrych@sbcglobal.net Study, Observe and Win! Rych Rych McCains Hollyhood NotesBy Rych McCain, feedbackrych@sbcglobal.net and Facebook39th RMHN L to R Bobby Brown, Johnny Gill, Ralph Trrsvant photo by M. Sullivan, WireImage STATEPOINT CROSSWORD WORLD SERIES ACROSS 1. One hundredth of a pound 6. Australia's flightless bird 9. *Red Sox hero, Jim ____, played in '86 series 13. Theater in ancient Greece 14. ___ Lonely Boys 15. Honorific for a Muslim woman of high rank 16. Ornamental hair net 17. Romanian money 18. O in B.O., pl. 19. *Winner of most World Series 21. Soak up 23. ENT's first concern? 24. Pat dry 25. *Never aluminum 28. Risque 30. Bests and ______ of the year 35. Pinocchio's claims 37. "____, why not." 39. Specialty 40. First rate or top notch 41. 1982 song "_____ and Ivory" 43. Type of speech 44. Famous sheep Dolly 46. Asian food thickener 47. *Pitcher who lost most World Series games 48. In a sympathetic manner 50. Pharmacy ware 52. Laurie Partridge actress 53. Belongs to us 55. Little piggy? 57. *1994 cause for cancellation 60. *Location of first crosstown World Series 64. Bruce Wayne's Batman, e.g. 65. *Popular wood used for bats 67. Poisonous substance 68. "Home on the _____" 69. Flower garment 70. Lament for the dead 71. Fencer's weapon 72. Take charge of a job 73. Oxidation-reduction, for short DOWN 1. One of a pocketful, according to Mother Goose 2. "Show Boat" novelist Ferber 3. Glowing gas 4. R&B singer-songwriter 5. Make lovable 6. Building extensions 7. *Baseball catcher who served as spy in WWII 8. Like the suspects in "Casablanca" 9. Do over 10. Hunch-backed assistant 11. Road's edge 12. Emergency responder 15. *Winner of first World Series 20. Wipe out 22. Shoelace knot, e.g. 24. Roads less traveled 25. *The "_____" Sox scandal 26. Garlic mayo 27. Part of mortise joint 29. *Owner of longest World Series drought 31. Repeated musical phrase 32. Young cod 33. Not here 34. Like a disreputable neighborhood 36. As opposed to receive, as in e-mail 38. Engineer, abbr. 42. Wasted on the young? 45. The Plaza Hotel's famous fictional character 49. Exclamation of disgust 51. Enlarged thyroid gland 54. Dominion 56. School in France 57. "____ in the face" 58. Prong of a fork 59. Road ____ 60. *____ Music, pitch near the batter's face 61. Canned 62. Garbage in, garbage out 63. Black and white variety of quartz 64. You're or you ___ 66. Red or Black ___

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OCTOBER 1, 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 LloydSandy Neal Freelance Writer/ Photographer Singer, songwriter, and rapper Lloyd was at Aqua nightclub (hosted by Vlad) this week it was packed and he put on a fantastic show for the ladies. Born Lloyd polite, Jr. in New Orleans but raised in Atlanta, Georgia, he got his start in a group called NToon but shortly after began a solo career. His 1st single SouthsideŽ featured Ashanti, his second album named Street LoveŽ was released in 2007 it featured in the top ten and the top twenty it featured YouŽ and Get it ShawtyŽ his third album Lessons in LoveŽ gave him his second top ten hit. Lloyd was also featured on Young Moneys huge hit song BedrockŽ (nominated at the 2010, Viewers Choice Awards). Lloyd released King of HeartsŽ in June of this year and the first single Lay It DownŽ is in the top ten, the hit single Cupid is also on this album, he is signed with Interscope Records. Lloyd has worked with producers Jazze Pha, Bryan MichaelCox, and Big Reese just to name a few. He has collaborated with such artist as Ashanti, Plies, Ludacris, 50 Cent, Lil Wayne and many others. You can visit him at www.lloydmusic.com and Please check out his new video Dedication to my Ex (Miss That) it is hot! Pop Singer Jasmine Rhey

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OCTOBER 1, 2011PREP RAPPR 2 Local High Schools Field Teams for National High School Cyber Defense CompetitionArlington, VA Several teams of students throughout Florida have now joined hundreds of others in registering for CyberPatriot IV, the nation's largest and fastest-growing high school cyber defense challenge! CyberPatriot is the one-of-a-kind national cyber security competition produced by the Air Force Association (AFA), a nonprofit organization headquartered near Washington, D.C. This unique competition is designed to excite, educate and motivate the next generation of cyber defenders and other science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) graduates the nation needs. Cyber security is one of the top national security concerns as today's society rely heavily on computers and networks for many aspects of life, including banking, commerce, transportation, communications, defense and more. CyberPatriot teaches students how to protect these systems while providing them hands-on learning about technology, emphasizing teamwork and leadership, and exercising critical-thinking skills. These teams undergo online preliminary rounds in the coming months to compete and ultimately win the championship trophy, scholarship money and an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, DC, for the national championship competition, held in March 2012. More than 700 teams have already registered for this ultimate cyber game! "Because of our unique online competition format, teams from all over the country can compete at one time, creating an exciting and competitive environment," said Bernie Skoch, CyberPatriot Commissioner. "And it's really a great learning opportunity for the students as they get to control computer networks, learning to defend and protect computer systems from cyber threats. This program gives its participants technical skills that are very relevant for their future while we live in a society that relies so heavily on cyber systems." CyberPatriot III, with Northrop Grumman as the presenting sponsor, had more than 660 teams vying for a chance to compete among the top qualifying teams. Forty-eight states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and U.S. Department of Defense Dependent Schools in Japan, Korea and Guam were represented in the two-track competition. Make sure to track the progress of your local school(s). Registration for CyberPatriot IV will remain open until October 8, 2011. Public, private, parochial and home schools register in the Open Division, while Junior ROTC units of all Services and Civil Air Patrol squadrons register in the All Service Division. More information can be found at www.usCyberPatriot.org. How To Make A Great First Impression(StatePoint) First impressions can last a long time, if not forever! So whether youre interviewing for a big job, having lunch with soon-tobe in-laws or simply meeting people at a party, the initial get-together can be crucial. Theres no need to stress about first impressions. Relax and just be yourself,Ž says Michelle Tillis Lederman, author of the new book, The 11 Laws of Likability,Ž and founder and CEO of Executive Essentials. The first dialogue with an important new contact can be as easy, enjoyable and fulfilling as a conversation with old friends.Ž To help people stop stressing over potential social pitfalls, Lederman offers several key tips for social situations. Be Curious Break the ice in any social situation by asking open-ended questions. Most people love to talk about themselves, so dont hesitate to rely on the tried and true, What do you do?Ž Hobbies, interests, and goals are terrific topics that engage people. Be sure to pay attention so you can ask follow-up questions that show youve been listening. Probe with curiosity, but dont interrogate. If you hit a brick wall, dont panic. Simply change the conversation. Your goal is to uncover what you might have in common and what value you might bring to that person,Ž stresses Lederman, who is also a faculty member of the American Management Association. Be Likable The best interactions we have are with the people we genuinely care for, and people like to do business and build relationships with people they like. To be liked, figure out what makes you uniquely likable and put forth a sincere positive energy when meeting someone for the first time. Likewise, discover what you like about the person with whom youre talking. They wont always be apparent, but in the face of differences, find commonalities. Focus on parallel life experiences and shared feelings. Happier, more comfortable relationships will be your result. Be Yourself Theres no need to fake it,Ž says Lederman. The real you is the best you, and its the most powerful tool for forming real connections.Ž There is no rightŽ way to interact with new people. Everyone has his or her own style. So show your authentic self and people should respond in kind, laying the bedrock for mutual understanding. Dont plaster on a fake smile. Even when talking to someone unpleasant, you usually can find something you admire about the person. Concentrate on positives and your conversation will transform for the better. More tips on making a winning first impression can be found in the book The 11 Laws of Likability,Ž published by AMACOM Books, or online at www.michelletillislederman.com. Meeting new people is not always easy but with a positive attitude and a genuine smile you can make those first seconds count in your favor. (c) Getty Images Jose Luis Pelaez, Inc.Genuine friendliness can help your relationships at home or at work.

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OCTOBER 1, 2011THE STARPR 4 P P R R E E P P R R A A P P Edward Waters College Celebrates Homecoming Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement, nothing can be done without hope and confidence.Ž Helen Keller www.thefloridastar.com Follow us on Facebook R&B heartthrob Miguel plus comedians Tight Mike and Rod-Z are set to be in town this weekend to celebrate homecoming at Edward Waters College in Jacksonville. Other weekend highlights include a NPHC Greek Step Show, homecoming game against Concordia College-Selma, a Goombay festival and traditional homecoming parade. This years theme is The Renaissance in Tiger Country, symbolizing our Colleges resurgence, renewal, and rebirth,Ž said a spokesman. The Homecoming theme also represents the focus of our 29th President, Nathaniel Glover, a proud member of the EWC class of 1966.Ž While most games are open to the public, some require tickets or student ID for entry. (Pictured l to r) Homecoming Princess D'Andra Bryan Homecoming Prince Jacoby Hadden Homecoming King Kadeem Bell Homecoming Queen Jessica Georges Great Tips For Busy Moms(StatePoint) Do you wish for a little more time in your busy schedule to spend with the kids, friends or even just by yourself? Youre not alone. Most American moms average nearly 7.5 hours per day on parenting tasks, while dads clock an average of 4.3 hours per day,Ž says parenting expert Dr. Michele Borba. Thats an extra 1150 hours of parenting duty for moms each year.Ž In fact, nearly 70 percent of working moms have an hour or less to themselves each day, according to the Moms Who Do MoreŽ National Report, commissioned by VTech. If you feel like your me timeŽ has been completely tapped out, Dr. Borba is offering some fresh ideas on ways moms can find time for themselves yet still teach, nourish and nurture their children: € Ask for help. More than 60 percent of moms want help with parenting but are afraid to ask. If you opt out of the supermomŽ myth, youll probably find that other moms feel just as stressed as you. And if you ask for help, you may be surprised by the friends and family members who come to your aid. € Synchronize activities. Instead of sneaking off to check emails or Facebook, synchronize your online time with your child. A tech toy, like VTechs web-enabled Tote & Go Laptop, will let your child emulate Mommy while having fun. And with 20 learning activities, online downloads and a pretend social network,Ž this is a great way to teach your child about responsible tech habits. € Create a mom-semble.Ž Whether its your friends, your playgroup or the ladies you see at the coffee shop daily, most moms are going through the same issues as you and want relaxation time with friends. Plan fun events and activities that act as a support system and let you have some girl time while the kids play. € Pool your resources. Get a small group of moms organized to plan tasks weekly, such as dinner preparation. Everyone splits the ingredient list and takes turns hosting a cooking night. This way, each family gets a weeks worth of meals for their families! This is a great way to make tasty, healthy family dinners with a fraction of the effort. € Edu-tainŽ after school. Playtime can easily be repurposed as a learning opportunity for kids, but parents often ignore this in favor of traditional methods. Sometimes, kids need a break. When they return from school, let them de-compress with educational games and toys. For example, a realisticlooking childrens laptop with a color screen, like the Brilliant Creations Advanced Notebook, lets grade school children have fun while improving their skills in language arts, science, math, foreign languages and other areas. For more fun learning ideas, visit www.vtechkids.com. By making learning fun, moms can have both smart kids and a happy home.

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C&J1 C M Y K Crime and Justice Crime and JusticeA Publication of the Florida Star and Georgia Star OCTOBER 1 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. 96-Year-Old Woman Murders 53-Year-Old Nephew96-year-old, Amanda Rice Stevenson, was arrested after shooting and killing her 53-year-old nephew, John Rice, while he was lying in bed. Rices wife, boss, and neighbor had explained about Rices frustration of Stevenson. Stevenson lived in the same house as Rice and his wife. The couple had taken her in several months ago because nobody else in their family would take her. She was said to have argued with Rice all the time and even threatened to kill him several times. Rice worried about what she would do as she expressed so much violence through her words. A relative of the family had called the Florida Department of Children and Families several weeks ago in concern of Stevenson being mistreated. When a worker went to the home on September 8, Stevenson told him that she was fine and that she would shoot him if he trespassed. Police said that Stevenson went to the police station the next day complaining about her nephew threatening to evict her. They were also notified by the social worker about the gun threat made by Stevenson. Police went to the home that day, but did not find anything, nor any sign of neglect. No action was taken. Police responded to a call weeks after the visit to the home in reference to a shooting. Rices wife had found him shot in the chest in his bedroom. The .357 magnum handgun used to kill Rice was found at the scene. Stevenson was found in a back bedroom and taken into custody. Stevenson is a retired postal worker and records show that she has at least two prior arrests. She was arrested on an arson charge in 1995, which was dropped later, and she was arrested for passing a bad check in 2007. Rice had lived in the home for over 30. His neighbor described him as a gentleman and said he would always sit on the porch reading a Bible when not working in the yard. Rice also worked as a maintenance supervisor at Flagler College. His boss said that he was admired and loved by students, faculty, and staff. Rice had three children and at least two grandchildren. Stevenson is in jail and being held without bail. Amanda Rice Stevenson John Rice Man Murders HousemateJoseph Wade Robinson, 52, was charged with murder after shooting his housemate, Jimmie Gatlin, 52. An argument began when Robinson could not find the keys to his house and started to accuse his housemates of taking them, while holding a revolver. He threatened to shoot someone if he still didnt find his keys after coming back Robinson returned the home a few hours later and began to bang on his housemates doors, yelling and threatening them. Then Gatlin went to his door to tell Robinson to stop. Robinson turned his gun to Gatlin and shot him in the chest. Robinson left again and returned just in time before police arrived to the scene. Robinson was arrested and charged with murder and possession of a weapon by a felon. Records also show that he had been arrested in 1986 for drug possession, robbery and burglary and spent 20 years in prison. Joseph Wade Robinson

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OCTOBER 1, 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. APARTMENT DWELLERS Make sure that entrances, parking areas, hallways, stairways, laundry rooms, and other common areas are well lit. Report burned-out bulbs or other problems to the manager. Make sure fire stairs are locked from the stairwell side, with an emergency exit at ground level. Laundry rooms and storage areas should always be kept locked unless a resident is actually inside. WHEN YOU LEAVE HOME Ask a trusted neighbor to collect your mail and newspaper, and offer to return the favor. Leave word about when youre leaving, when youll return, and how you can be reached in an emergency. Put automatic timers on at least two lights (and possibly a radio) to help your home look and sound lived-in. Your Safety Man and Teen Arrested in Connection with ShootingTwo male suspects were arrested in the drug-related slaying of Jeremy Deion Lewis, 22. Lewis was found by police lying in the roadway outside of his grey Chevrolet Impala. Gunshot wounds were found on his upper body and he was taken to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead Police believe Lewis was shot while he was in his vehicle and managed to drive several blocks before crashing into another car. Investigation began in order to find leads to possible suspects. A $2,500 reward was announced and police were given information with the help of the citizens. The first suspect arrested was 15-year-old, Carlos White. He was located at his parents home about 90 minutes after the reward was announced. White will be charged with murder as an adult and without bail. The second suspect, Jeremy Demarcus Woods, 21, was arrested the next day. He will be charged with murder and armed robbery. He was accused of participating in the shooting with White. Police say Lewis, White, and Woods all knew each other, and that the crime was drug-related. This is an ongoing investigation. DARRELL JONES (A.K.A. P-NUT) We Love You & Miss You. See you soon. Love your family & kids.. Dats Real 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 Carlos White Jeremy Woods Teen Leaves Infant with Life-Threatening InjuriesJavarris Jawon Lane, 16, was arrested after severely abusing an infant. Police responded to a report of an unresponding infant. When police arrived, they found an adult trying CPR on the child. When questioned, Lane told police the child had fll from bed, while playing a game. The bed was discovered to be only 20 inches off of the ground, which was not high enough to inflict such damages to the child. Lane was arrested and charged with aggravated child abuse and the child was taken to a hospital in critical condition. Three other children of the home were turned over to their grandparents. Javarris Jawon Lane

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OCTOBER 1, 2011THE STARC&J 3Bizarre Crimes Bizarre Crimeswho, what, when...huh? Other Unusual Crimes Across the Nation Father and Son Carjack and Rob a Couple TogetherVincent Harrison, 46, and his son, Rakeith Brooks, 30, were arrested after carjacking a couple and robbing them of their items. Harrison and Brooks had approached a couple at around 4:30 a.m. Brooks pointed a silver pistol at them and demanded of their money and everything they had. When the man replied that they didnt have any money, Brooks hit him in the head with the gun and threw the woman on the ground, where he started to sexually batter her. Then Brooks and Harrison told the couple to lay on the ground and drove off in the couples blue 2010 BMW, which had valuable items such as cell phones and an iPad. Police responded later that morning to a call from an apartment, where the resident reported a bullet shooting through her wall. When police arrived, they determined that it was the apartment room next door. The woman next door told police that her friend, Brooks, accidentally fired a gun. Police received consent from her to search the residence and found items stolen from the couple including the keys to the BMW. The BMW was later found in the parking lot of the apartment complex. Police also found out that Brooks and Harrison had tried to sell the stolen items. When confronted, both suspects denied participating in the robbery or sexual battery. After the suspects were presented to the victims, they confirmed and identified the two as the attackers. Both were arrested and held without bail. Woman Drags Officer with Car for Half a MileVeronica Renee Elder, 20, was arrested after driving and dragging an officer who was dangling from the window of her car. Elder was pulled over after driving over 20 mph the posted speed limit. Elder did not have a drivers license and when asked to identify herself, she gave him false information. She was then asked to step out of her vehicle, but she refused. Police said when he tried to open the door, Elder stepped on the accelerator and sped off. She did not drive off alone, but with the officer who had pulled her over, whose arm was stuck and hanging off from the window of the car. He was dragged for almost half a mile up to 50 mph. Elder slowed down at one point to let the officer fall from the car. Police started to search for Elder and eventually found her two days later. When they tried to arrest her, she tried to escape again. But they ere able to catch her right away. Elder was arrested and charged with battery on a law enforcement officer, resisting arrest with violence, felony fleeing and eluding, and driving with a suspended license. The officer who was dragged by Elder was taken to a nearby hospital where he was treated for minor injuries. Man Goes on Crime Spree Immediately After Being Released From JailSaraland, ALJerry Jones had been jailed for two months on traffic charges. He had just been released and started committing more crimes within just hours. He went to a Walmart and tried to return stolen items at the customer service. An officer was at the Walmart and was called to check on Jones. When Jones was asked for identification, he gave the officer an I.D. of a different person. He was then detained for providing false information and when they searched him, eight stolen credit cards were found. Since his release, police say Jones had somehow obtained crack cocaine and a firearm. Police are also trying to trace back the owners of the stolen credit cards. Jones was also accused of robbing a victim who was just sitting in a car on the side of the street. He was said to have ordered the victim to get out of the car. He made demands of his property and also took his pants. As the victim walked away, Jones fired at the leg of the unsuspecting victim. Jones is back in prison again after he was released on the same day. He is being faced with multiple charges including robbery, assault, and fraudulent possession and use of a credit card. Man Arrested After Slapping Police Horse in the Face Minneapolis, MNPolice were trying to clear people from a block. Some were mounted on horses to effectively move people out of the way by making them nervous. Among the crowd was Mack Stingley, 21, who stood out from the rest by showing no signs of fear. Stingley slapped one of the horses in the face. When the officer of the horse told him to leave the horse alone, he then threw a punch at the horses face. Stingley was arrested and charged with the misdemeanor charge of assaulting or harming a police horse. This charge is said to happen quite more often than most might think. Police say people assault horses five to six times a year in Minneapolis. Man Tries to Set Girlfriend on Fire with Gasoline, But Lighter Fails Michael P. Sutherland, 49, was getting kicked out his girlfriends home because he wasnt paying any of the bills. Two days later, she woke up and saw that her front door was open. When she went to close it, Sutherland appeared and started dousing her in gasoline, report says. He then tried to set her on fire with a lighter, but it would not ignite no matter how hard he tried. So he ran to the kitchen and grabbed a knife, and stabbed her in the chest. His girlfriend was able to escape and called 911, while driving to a nearby hospital. Police found Sutherland shirtless and walking down the street as they were driving to the home. He was reeking of gasoline and was arrested for attempted second-degree murder. He was sentenced to ten years in prison Vincent Harrison Rakeith Brooks Veronica Renee Elder

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OCTOBER 1, 2011 THE STAR C&J 4 PAGE B4 C M Y K Criminal Line-Up Criminal Line-Up MOST WANTED Name: Julio Carreras Age: 46 Offense: Aggravated Battery Intended Harm Name: Frankie Lee Grandison Age:41 Offense: Agg. Battery Victim Pregnant Name: Roosevelt Middleton Age: 57 Offense: Felony Battery Name:Mario S. Faulk Age: 31 Offense: Felony Battery Name: Lester A. Chancellor Age: 21 Offense: False Imprisonment Name: Jamarcus D. White Age: 21 Offense: Traffic in Stolen Property 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: Jasper Earl Wood Offense:Lewd Lascivious under 16 Name: Staphon Leonard Arnstrong Offense: Sexual Activity with 16/17 Name: Eric K. Adams Offense: Aggravated Battery Pregnant Victim Name: Joshua K. Armstrong Offense: Aggravated Battery w/Deadly Weapon Name: Gary J. Baptiste Offense: Robbery w/Gun Name: Larry Amos Dallas Offense: Lewd Lascivious Battery 12-15 BACK ON THE STREET MISSING PERSONS Name: Marlon Dalvin Crawford Age: 14 Weight: 110 lbs Last seen: 8/27/11 Name: Tierra Goodman Age: 13 Weight: 130 lbs Last seen: 9/5/11 Name: Christina Hudson Age: 17 Weight: 115 lbs Last seen: 9/8/11 Name: Sharde Scott Age: 17 Weight: 145 lbs Last seen: 9/7/11 Name: Shadain Vivian Thompson Age: 17 Weight: 145 lbs Last seen: 9/20/11 Man Steals Large Amount of Madden Video Games from WalmartThis man in the photograph spent about an hour last month stealing a bunch of Madden 2012 games from a Walmart. He left in a white four-door vehicle with $3,200 worth of video games. He first put a number of games into a cart and went to the hardware department, where he took a screwdriver to pop the cases of the video games open. Employees noticed a huge number of games gone and went to check inventory records to see if they were sold. They discovered what had happened after looking at surveillance recordings, but were too late.



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Call (904) 766-8834 or Send it to: info@thefloridastar.com Read The Florida and Georgia Star Newsp apers. Listen to IMPACT Radio T alk Show .WWW.thefloridastar.comStill the peoples choice, striving to make a difference. The Florida Star P. O. Box 40629 Jacksonville, FL 32203 The Florida Star, The Georgia Star! Impact Radio AM1360 (904) 766-8834 SINCE 1951 See these stories and more in See these stories and more in the Crime and Justice Section. the Crime and Justice Section. Father and Son Rob Couple and Car-Jack Together Safety Tips for your Home Son Claims Pastor Dad Paid Him To Kill Stepmom, Woman They Both Slept With Also Arrested The trial continues in the case of Tracy Burleson, the Houston pastor accused of orchestrating his wifes death in May 2010. Burlesons wife Pauletta was found shot in the back of head outside the couples home. Burleson was later arrested after his son William Fuller told to police that he shot his stepmother because his father hired him to do so. Investigators believe Burleson wanted to profit from his wifes life insurance. Tyonne Palmer-Pollard, was also arrested in the crime for tampering with evidence. She is said to have helped Fuller after he called her to tell her that he shot his stepmother. According to reports, she picked up Fuller, drove him to get cleaned up and assisted in destroying the gun. Earlier, Burleson made a public apology to his congregation at First New Mount Calvary Baptist Church for having an affair with Palmer-Pollard. He later found out she was cheating on him with Fuller. The congregation is said to be distraught over the series of incidents. Mrs. Burlesons shocking death came a week after their church was completely destroyed by fire. 96-Year-Old Aunt Kills NephewSee Crime and Justice Congresswoman Brown says it is not so! Dismissing threats by Florida Governor Rick Scott to deny funding to the Orlando areas Workforce Central Florida Program, which provides education and job training services to those in the Central Florida community struggling to get back on their feet during these difficult economic times, Congresswoman Brown wants to assure the community that federal funds for Workforce Central Florida will continue, and that it is out of the purview of the Florida Governor to halt the programs funding. I convened a meeting today with senior leadership officials at the Department of Labor in Washington to make sure that the important services this program provides will continue unabated while the investigations of the Agency continue, and was informed that the funding provided by the Department of Labor for local work force development programs is distributed through a predetermined in-state formula and cannot be withheld, sequestered, or distributed to other entities in the state by the Governor. The Governors only authority in this matter is to change the Board. The Department of Labor, along with Congresswoman Brown will be monitoring the situation to ensure that the funds dedicated to Central Florida are delivered and are being used for their intended purpose of assisting the unemployed and improving training and education programs. The workforce development programs are a partnership between the federal and state government and the state cannot act arbitrarily to stop this funding. Indeed, denying funding for the Orlando areas Workforce Central Florida Program unfairly punishes the thousands of Floridians who benefit from the program. With unemployment in the state of Florida at nearly 11%, these individuals, who are working hard to obtain the training and education necessary to return to the workforce, should not be collateral damage in the battle between the Governor and the local workforce leadership, said Congresswoman Brown. Friends and family members of Shante Hill, the pregnant woman who was one of 11 people shot at a birthday party in Brooklyn say she is still devastated over the loss of her baby boy. Hill was eight months pregnant when she was shot. The injuries she sustained resulted in the babys death. A funeral was held at the Solomon and Glover Funeral Home for the baby who never got the opportunity to meet his mother. Toddrick Ashley, 22 was arrested in connection with the shooting. Witnesses reported seeing him pull a gun from his waistband and open fire. He has been charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. It is speculated that the shooting was either gang related or motivated by people from different sides of town not getting along. A Salute to Senator Hill See B-5 Singer/Actress Vesta Williams Found Dead In Hotel Room Singer and actress Vesta Williams is dead. The petite vocal powerhouse known for her hit Congratulations was found in her California hotel room on Wednesday. According to reports, several bottles of prescription pills were also found in the room. While an autopsy was pending up to press time, authorities were said to be treating Williams death as an accident or suicide. Celebrities taking to social networks to mourn her loss included long time friend Jackee Harry, who played her sister on Tia and Tamara Mowrys hit show Sister, Sister. Williams who in the past has struggled with her own weight is an advocate for the prevention of childhood obesity. First Lady Michelle Obama Shops at Target NNPA Chairman Cloves Campbell says new report will empower African-Americans FirstackTV Network started this week Bounce TV (TriceEdneyWire.com) By the year 2015, AfricanAmericans will be spending $1.1 trillion a year on products and services. For more on this story visit the www.thefloridastar.com. This week marks another historic milestone in black media, with the launch of Bounce TV, the nations first-ever, free broadcast television network marketed exclusively to AfricanAmerican audiences. Founded by entertainment industry luminaries and businessmen Andrew Young, Martin Luther King III, Andrew "Bo" Young III, television executives Ryan Glover and Jonathan Katz and filmmakers Rob Hardy and Will Packer, the channel targets African Americans primarily between the ages of 25 and 54 with 24-hour programming that includes movies, live sporting events, documentaries and inspirational faithbased programs. You can see Bounce TV on Channel 17-2 over the air and Channel 225 through Comcast in the Jacksonville and Brunswick area. Funeral Held For Unborn Baby Killed After Mom Was One Of 11 Shot At Party Photo courtesy of AP/Charles DharapakThe first lady, hard to recognize in a baseball cap and sunglasses, shopped Thursday at a Target store in Alexandria, Va., just outside Washington. (L-R) Tracy Burleson, Tyonne Palmer-Pollard and William Fuller Congresswoman Brown Says its not So: Local Funds Will Reach Workforce Central Florida Cant Get to the Store Have The Star Delivered WWW.THEFLORIDASTAR.COM

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More Than Half of States Fail At Teaching the Civil Rights Movement Report: 35 States Receive an 'F' Southern States Receive Higher Marks MONTGOMERY, Ala., Sept. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -Though the civil rights movement is one of the defining events of U.S. history, most states fail when it comes to teaching the movement to students, a first-of-its-kind study released by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) today has found. The study, Teaching the Movement: The State of Civil Rights Education in the United States 2011, examined state standards and curriculum requirements related to the study of the modern civil rights movement for all 50 states and the District of Columbia. It was conducted by the SPLC's Teaching Tolerance program and includes a forward by noted civil rights activist and historian Julian Bond. The study compared the requirements in state standards to a body of knowledge that reflects what civil rights historians and educators consider core information about the civil rights movement. A shocking number of states 35 received grades of "F." Sixteen of those states, where local officials set specific policies and requirements for their school districts, have no requirements at all for teaching about the movement. Only three states received a grade of "A" Alabama, New York and Florida and even these states have considerable room for improvement. Generally speaking, the farther away from the South and the smaller the African American population the less attention paid to the movement. The report can be read at: http://www.splcenter.org/get-informed/publications/teaching-the-movement "For too many students their civil rights education boils down to two people and four words: Rosa Parks, Dr. King and 'I have a dream,'" said Maureen Costello, SPLC's Teaching Tolerance director. "When 43 states adopted Common Core Standards in English and math, they affirmed that rigorous standards were necessary for achievement. By having weak or non-existent standards for history, particularly for the civil rights movement, they are saying loud and clear that it isn't something students need learn." The SPLC issued the report to encourage a national conversation about the importance of teaching the civil rights movement. The report calls for states to include civil rights education in K-12 history and social studies curricula. It urges colleges and other organizations that train teachers to ensure that they are well prepared to teach it. Most of the states that earned grades of "C" or better are in the South suggesting that most states view the civil rights movement as something of regional significance or of interest only to black students rather than a matter of national significance. The study also found that when states teach the civil rights movement, they tend to perform well on teaching leaders and events. They are considerably less likely to include the obstacles that civil rights activists faced, like racism and white resistance, or to mention more than civil rights related-holidays to students before they reach high school. "An educated populace must be taught basics about American history," said Julian Bond in his preface to the report. "One of these basics is the civil rights movement, a nonviolent revolution as important as the first American Revolution. It is a history that continues to shape the America we all live in today." Teaching Tolerance is dedicated to reducing prejudice, improving intergroup relations and supporting equitable school experiences for our nation's children. It produces and distributes tools at no cost to teachers, including Teaching Tolerance magazine, online curricula and professional development resources, and multimedia teaching kits that introduce students to various civil rights issues. The Southern Poverty Law Center, based in Alabama with offices in Florida, Georgia, Louisiana and Mississippi, is a nonprofit civil rights organization dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry, and to seeking justice for the most vulnerable members of society. For more information, see www.splcenter.orgPAGE A-2 THESTAR OCTOBER 1, 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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JACKSONVILLE, FL BAKER, Lorriane, died September 23, 2011. BALTIERRA Julia, died September 20, 2011. BAYLESS, Patricia Wollum Shefner, 84, died September 22, 2011. BISHOP, Grady B., 91, died September 23, 2011. BOYETTE, Marcia Marcy, 59, died September 24, 2011. BROWN, Lloyd, 82, died September 25, 2011. BUES, Harvey, 79, died September 23, 2011. BYRD, Samuel, Jr., died September 24, 2011. CAMERON, Anna, 97, died September 26, 2011. CARROLL, Charles Finley, 75, died September 21, 2011. CROSSLAND, Grayson Lane, infant son, died September 21, 2011. CROSSLAND Jennifer, 29, died September 21, 2011. DIXON, Elizabeth Macon, died September 24, 2011. FORNSHELL, Kenneth E., 88, died September 22, 2011. GADSDEN, Leo, died September 23, 2011. GILPIN, Pauline Francis, died September 21, 2011. GNJIDIC Gordan, died September 24, 2011. HART, Jimmy, III, 27, died September 22, 2011. HAYNES, Nyle C., died September 22, 2011. HILLS, Ada, 65, died September 26, 2011. HURST, Catherine, 83, died September 25, 2011. JENKINS, Tommy, died September 24, 2011. JONES, David Henry, Jr., died September 26, 2011. JONES, Herman R., died September 23, 2011. KOON, Jacqueline Beth Walker, 81, died September 23, 2011. LITES, Malcolm T., 83, died September 22, 2011. McCARVER, David L., 91, died September 24, 2011. McMORRIES, Harriett Costello, died September 23, 2011. Alphonso West Mortuary, Inc. MIDDLETON, Phillip, died September 21, 2011. NELSON, John Jack, Woodson, 93, died September 21, 2011. PETRO, Gary M., 56, died September 23, 2011. ROBERTS, Nathaniel, 89, died September 25, 2011. SANDERS, Rachel Diane Murphy, 53, died September 23, 2011. SHELTON, Daniel Leroy, 86, died September 24, 2011. SILLS, Henry, died September 21, 2011. SINGLETON Raymond, 52, died September 22, 2011. SMITH, Gayle, died September 26, 2011. SMITH, Vassie, 75, died September 22, 2011. SWEAT, June D., 71, died September 23, 2011. THOMAS, Enoch, 103, died September 21, 2011. WALKER, Pearlie Fisher, died September 23, 2011. WALTON, Feddis, III, 82, died September 21, 2011. WEST, Antonio Lee, died September 22, 2011. WHITTY, Alton H., Jr., 80, died September 25, 2011. WILLIAMS, Gerald L., Sr., 77, died September 22, 2011. WILSON, Michael Mike Scott, 43, died September 23, 2011. WOODWARD, Carlean, 60, died September 26, 2011. WYCHE, Dorothy, 65, died September 22, 2011. YOUMANS Gary, Jr., died September 22, 2011. ~*~GEORGIA DEATHS BARBER Dollie Mae, died September 20, 2011. MAXEY, Wyatt M., 91, died September 23, 2011. REYNOLDS Charisse, died September 21, 2011. THOMAS, Taylor, died September 24, 2011. WALKER, Jimmie Marshall, 71, died September 22, 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 OCTOBER 1, 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 BETHLEHEM MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH, located at 1824 Prospect Street in Jacksonville, will celebrate their 92nd Church Anniversary starting with their Annual Banquet on Sunday, October 23rd at the Blue Cypress Community Center at 4:00 pm. Tickets are available for a donation of $30.00, children 6-12 only $15.00. Praise & Worship Service will be celebrated on Thursday night, November 10th with great musical artists from around the city beginning at 7:00 pm. Visiting Churches Night celebration will begin at 7:00 pm on Friday, November 11th with several participating local churches. Sunday, November 13th concludes this years celebration with Sunday School beginning at 9:30 am, Morning Worship Service begin at 11:00 am and Youth Explosion at 4:00 pm. Contact the Church at (904) 764-5727 for more information. THE EAST FLORIDA BETHANY ASSOCIATION CHOIR, under the direction of Mr. Darryl Austin, will be in concert at Christ Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church Friday, October 7th at 7:00 PM. The church is located at 2335 N. Davis St. Rev. Dr. Kim C. Anderson, Pastor. The concert is a prelude to the annual Prayer Breakfast. THE CHRIST TABERNACLE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH Annual Prayer Breakfast will be held October 8th at 9:00 AM. The theme is, Perpetually Praying for The Healing of a Nation. The speaker will be Dr. Stephen J. Thurston, Sr., President of the National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. Location Emanuel Missionary Baptist Church, Fellowship Hall, 2407 Division St. Call 554-5524 for more information. 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. Mathew 28:19-20 Complete Funeral ............................ $3,595.00(includes Service and Standard Casket)* Full Funeral w/Viewing Followed by Cremation .......................$2,195.00 Direct Cremation ................................ $795.00 We Offer Prearranged FuneralsPrices Subject to Change==========================================================3031 Moncrief Rd., Jacksonville, FL 32209 (904) 353-4434 (904) 354-6642 (904) 353-4437 Fax 877-4CLPAGE Tollfree www.CLPageMortuary.com C. L. Page Mortuary C. L. Page Mortuary Carla L. Page, L.F.D. Come join Bishop Dr. Lorenzo Hall Sr.every Wednesday and Thursday from 12:00 Noon to 1:00 PM for Prayer Meeting and Bible Study at The Greater El-Beth-El Divine Holiness Church, located at 723 W. 4th Street, Jacksonville, FL 32209. PresentsPRAISE / DANCE CONCERT October 1, 2011 4PMGood ShepherdMissionary Baptist Church Rev. Pernell Raggins, Pastor5901 Vernon Rd. Jacksonville, FL Doors Open at 3PM(NO CHARGE) Ms. Theba Rose, Founder & President In Loving Memory ofMrs. Wanda Gayle Britten BowsJuly 18, 1952 January 25, 2011 Thank you my love for twenty-five beautiful years on our 25th wedding anniversary. I will always love you... today, tomorrow, and forever. Your Loving Husband, Darnell Bows

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AGE A-4 THE STAR OCTOBER 1, 2011 E kaabo (pronounced eh-kah-bow). Welcome.It was a quiet week and weekend. It gave me the opportunity to review newsworthy item that came in during the passing of the guard. Its never too late to honor the accomplishments of young African-Americans who manage to stay the course with a focused eye on the prize. DCPS STUDENTS RECEIVE NATIONAL RECOGNITION.Last summer, three Douglas Anderson School of the Arts students brought home the silver and bronze from the NAACPs Afro-Academics, Cultural, Technological, and Scientific Olympics held in Los Angeles, California. ACT-SO is an achievement program designed to stimulate high academic and cultural success amo ng African-American high school students. There are 26 categories of competition in the sciences, humanities, business, and perfo rming and visual arts. Joshua Abbott, Jahaan Sweet, and Iman Bethel were among twenty (20) Duval County Public Schools students who competed at ACT-SOs 33rd Annual Awards Ceremony, which was held at the Los Angeles Convention Center. The three winners were each awarded medals, cash prizes, and laptops during the ceremony which was held at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Joshua, a sec ond place winner, competed in the Dance category. Jahaan, also a second place winner, performed a piano piece in the category o f Music Instrumental/Contemporary. Imans piano performance earned a third place win in the category of Music Intrumental/Classic al. Both Joshua and Jahaan graduated from DA in June and are attending Jacksonville University and The Juilliard School, respectively. Iman is entering her senior year at Douglas Anderson. Other students attending and competing: Marquale Ashley, Imari Br atcher, Courtnee Carter, Morgan Danford, Mariah Downer, Channel Green, Frank Humphrey, Adrian Johnson, Christina Mattis, Erika Murray, Nemia Noble, Tyrone Porter, William Robinson, Deja Seigler, Lauren Smith, Markis Williams, and Shacara Young. All students represented Douglas Anderson School of the Arts, Wolfson, Ed White, and Englewood High Schools. Congratulations to the Joshua, Jahaan, Iman, and all the young men and women who participated in this program. You are this wee ks TALK OF THE TOWN!The Florida Black Expo is coming to Town. Mark your calendars for the 2011 Florida Black Expo on October 8, 2011 at the Prime Osborne Convention Center. Celebrating its tenth year in Jacksonville, this years Expo promises to be as exciting as in years past. Sponsored by Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Florida, the Expo presents a variety of business vendors, food vendors, local and celebrity entertainment, seminars, health-related exhibitors, health screenings, and educational themes. Features include the Gospel Best Competition, which will be hosted by Grammy Award Winning sensation, Vicki Winans; Jacksonvilles own New York Times bestselling author, Brenda Jackson; R&B singers Joe and Noel Gourdin; actors LisaRaye McCoy and Laz Alonso; CNN and CBS News Political Analyst and Commentator, Jamal Simmons; Hi-Def Hair Show and Competition; the Recycled Fashion Show; and the fun, fun Kids Zone. Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Florida and the Florida Black Expo proudly present Taste of Jacksonville, a culinary experience featuring chefs of the First Coast, including Top Chef Desserts contestant and Jacksonville Beach native, Chef Erica Davis, along with Chef Amadeus, who has delighted the palates of Jacksonville epicureans for many years. I have worked with the Expo as a volunteer and Staff over the past ten years. So, of course, I cant miss it. Besides, I have adopted the event as my own four day party, since it falls on my birthday every year (past gifts include a serenade from Will Downing, a kiss from Frankie Beverly, and hugs from Earth, Wind, AND Fire. Oh, how could I forget the champagne party aboard a beautiful yacht on the St. Johns)! Florida Black Expo is a division of Thomas Media Group, publisher of The Black Pages. The companys President and CEO is Darrin Thomas. For more information about the Expo, visit their website at www.blackexposouth.com. Talk of the Town! Talk of the Town! by Frances Bradley Volume Burks, Photographer Florida Black Expo Staff 1-Darrin Thomas, 2-Jeannie Jackson, 3-Whitney Chisholm, 4-Thelma Davidson, 5-Volume Burks, 6-Brenda Frinks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 2011 Florida Black Expo Celebrity Guests 7-Jamal Simmons, 8-Joe, 9-Vicki Winans, 10-Noel Gourdin, 11-Brenda Jackson, 12-Laz Alonso, 13-LisaRaye McCoy

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Story by Candace Smith and photos by Frank M. Powell, III, both of The Florida StarThe women of color celebrated 11 years of giving back to the community with its Ebony and Ivory Gala on September 17, 2011 at the WJCT television studio. The Ebony and Ivory Gala is a black tie affair that honors women of the community who have made a difference in health, education, and economic development. This year the event held a number of special honorees and for the first time in 11 years one special man. Among the honorees for Health and Safety was Sandy Barata, Administrative director with the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Florida. Pauline Rolle, M.D., was also honored for Health and Safety. She is the Medical Director for West Jacksonville Family Health Center for the Duval County Health Department. Director Michele Romolde of the Jacksonville Sheriffs Department is the second woman to receive the rank of Director in the history of JSO. She also received an honorable mention for Health and Safety. Award honorees for the Education award were Janice Tucker, Vice Principal of Students Services at Orange Park Jr. high school. In here acceptance speech she says, I do it because I love the kids. Estella Trudy Dixon, a teacher at Martin Luther King Elementary has taught for over 44 years with an extensive background in the education field. She also received the Education award. In a special video presentation the Women of Color honored the late Gertrude Hoffman Peele. Peeles entire life has centered on education and it all began in her childhood. Because of the hardships she endured during those years made her an advocate for childrens education. She devoted her life to showing the importance of education. Her daughter graciously accepted the award with a speech that reiterated the importance of education in Peeles life. An economic award was given to Lauren Little. Little is the owner of Edible Arrangements of Avondale and the Shoppes at Bartram Park. She is also the 2010 Women in Business Franchisee of the Year, the 2011 Chamber of Commerce Womens Business Center Small Business Leader and listed as one of Jacksonvilles Top 50 Business Influencers. The Distinguished Couple award went to Dr. Floyd Willis, M.D., and Wanda Willis. Dr. Floyd Williams is the Chairman of the Department of Family Medicine at The Mayo Clinic Jacksonville. Dr. Willis is former President of the Duval County Medical Society and is active with the Florida Medical Association. Mrs. Willis serves as the Assistant Vice President of Institutional Advancement at Edward Waters College, Jacksonville, Florida. She has also chaired on various fundraisers and annual fund campaigns for local non-profit organizations. Together they are THE power-house couple. They have been married for 25 years. Along with the awards the Gala also included a silent auction from over 30 donors whose proceeds benefited scholarships and community service activities of the women of color. The Women of Color Cultural Foundation has provided over $138,000 in scholarships. Two recipients of the scholarship were present and active at the event. Mr. & Miss Universal Teen 2011: Mr. Deandre Jones and Miss. Kesharee Baxter both expressed their deepest and sincerest thanks to The Women of Color Foundation and to all contributors for assisting in furthering their education. The Women of Color Cultural Foundation presented the Jacksonville BEAM-Beaches Emergency Assisted Ministry with A check for $1000. BEAM is an organization that helps families in the Beaches community. They offer a food pantry service, and provide families with help paying electric bills and rent. This agency also offers free tax preparation services during tax season. They received the Community Service Agency award. This years Women of Color Cultural FoundationEbony & Ivory Gala 2011 was a great success. After the awards were giving and the food was served, everyone celebrated and danced in an evening of elegance. Around The Area Around The Area PAGE A-6 THE STAR OCTOBER 1, 2011 Honoree Director Michele Romolde, Health and Safety Award Honoree, The late Gertrude Hoffman Peele Family Gayle Pitts, Wyane Ford, Wilma Lauray $1000.00 Reed Education Campus, Mr. Universal Teen 2011 DeAndre Jones, Hazel Martin, Vivian Southwell, Florence Charlton BEAM Honorees (Beaches Emergency Assisted Ministry) $1000.00, Gerald Minnifield Woman of Color, Honoree Janice Tucker, Helen Jackson Woman of Color, Honoreess Floyd Willis, M.D. and Wanda Willis, Honoree Lauren Little, Honoree Estella Trudy Dixon, Jennifer Clayton Woman of Color, and Miss Universal Teen 2011 Kesharee Baxter Gerald Minnifield Woman of Color 2011 Women of Color Ebony & Ivory Gala Above photo: DeAndrous Wilcox, Jenipher Wiley, Dr Helen Jackson, Jennifer Clayton All Women of Color Honoreess Floyd Willis, M.D. and Wanda Willis, first time a male to be Honoree Distinguished Couple Award Brenda Murray and Frank M. 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Photos by Frank M. Powell, III, Photographer for The Florida StarThe Full Figure Queen Pageant is back for its 2nd year and it just keeps getting better and better. Under the direction of Brenda The Promoter Murray, Jacksonville celebrated the full-figured woman in a very special way on September 11, 2011. The full figured queen pageant is an annual event that is meant to honor and showcase plus size men and women. This year the pageant was held at the Hyatt Regency hotel in downtown Jacksonville. There were six contestants whose ages ranged from 18-35. These group of women brought with them beauty, class, and talent that included dance, spoken word, and sign language. We were introduced to the Queens in there opening act. They danced to music by Mary J. Blige, Just Fine with lyrics that read: So I like what I see when Im looking at me when Im walking pass a mirror With every step that these ladies took one could easily tell that they embraced these words and expressed them through their dance. If you are not familiar with the world of pageantry and you think all you need to win the crown is a puffy dress, heavy make-up, and a stiff hand wave then your sadly mistaken. The Full Figured Queen Pageant like many others began well before pageant night, and there are many qualifications. Contestants must undergo an extensive interview process, complete a 500 word essay, showcase their talent, and practice, practice, practice. Judging begins the first day you walk in to register. According to Brenda Murray, founder of the Full figured Queen pageant, This pageant is committed to excellence in every area of all full-figured men and women. The contestants must learn an opening act routine, a runway routine for their casual, business and formal wear, perform their talent, and answer interview questions and all of this is done in front of a room full of people and several judges. But these ladies were definitely up to the challenge. They walked the runway flawlessly and answered their interview question without breaking a sweat. In the end the crown for Ms. Full Figure Queen 2011 went to Shamika Adams, a native of Jacksonville, Fl. who is a certified HIV/aids testing counselor. Shamika plans to use her time with the crown to give back to her community. She wants to volunteer at several Jacksonville shelters, including the Clara White Mission and Beam (Beaches Emergency assisted Ministry). She will also be making a special appearance at the 2012 MLK parade. Adams also wonbest essay and Ms. Photogenic. Second runner up went to Kim Davis and Miss Congeniality was won by Charleen James. Every contestant received an honorable mention. The night was filled with many special attractions and surprises. One contestant, Kimberly Davis received a special surprise when her boyfriend proposed to her during her formal attire walk. Each lady was to be accompanied by their special someone but Kimberly entered alone. Her boyfriend was not in the proper attire to escort her but when she entered he rushed up to her, took her hand and knelt on one knee. A mic was offered to him so the entire audience could share in their special moment. Other special attractions included, three dance numbers by the Dazzling Diamonds, a line dancing group with women ranging in age from 65 to 80. The group is spear headed by Dr. Dawn McDermott. There was also a special performance by Gregory, The gospel artist. Mr. Gary Thomas of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Foundation made a special speech and also served as a judge. Commentators included Dr. Drake of 92.5, First Lady Kimberly Mckissick of Bethel Baptist and Candace Smith creator of Phatabulous Magazine. Brenda The Promoter Murray is now registering youth for her next upcoming debut, The Unique Teen King and Queen Pageant. For more information on any of these events please contact her at: www.brendathepromoter.com or call 904-8874165. OCTOBER 1, 2011 THESTAR LOCAL FLORIDASECTION B The 2011 FULL FIGURED King and Queen Pageant Monigue Coles Miss Full Figured 2010, Kim Davis runner up 2011 and King Keenan Sweat Brittany Kiandra Rena Williams, Franklin Willis, Tarsha Nikka Hagan Watts, King Keenan Sweat, Candace Smith Toccara Dwan Burgess, The New Queen of 2011 Shamika Adams and Kim Davis 1ts runner up. Terra Monique and Ava Patterson Dr. Drank, radio personality of Joy 92.5 FM, Kimberly McKissick First Lady Bethel Baptist and Candace Smith The Dazzling Diamonds Effie Sims, Judy Wells, Myra Bailey, Gladys Davis, Dawn McDermott, Joyce McCall, Mary J. Cobb, Rosa Geiger, Mildred Johnson, Lula Brooks, Gloria Fuller, Olivia Clarke, Joan Bell, Jackie Perry Williams, Gloria Richardson, and Jakki Stubbs The New Queen 2011 Shamika Adams Patricia Sewer, Maxine Green, and Brenda Murray The Promoter of the Full Figured King and Queen Pageant Coming in January, Unique Teen King and Queen Pageant Pre-Teen ages 10 to 12, Jr. Teen ages 13 to 15, and Teen ages 16 to 19. To register, go to www.brendathepromoter.com

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RIVERSIDE ARTS MARKET REGGAE ON THE RIVER: JACKSONVILLE WALKING TOUR: BOOMSONG SING-ALONG RITZ SPOKEN WORD AMATEUR NIGHT AT THE RITZ FREE LIVE MUSIC WEEKEND: LYONS, INAUGURATION OF NATHANIEL GLOVER: Community ActivitiesPAGE B 2 THE STAR OCTOBER 1, 2011 PREPLANNING CAN HELP; WE CAN HELP! Our caring and professional staff includes funeral directors, attorneys, counselors and insurance agents. 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 Make It Count By: Farris Long ULYSSES W. WATKINS JR., MD HEALTH NOTES MYASTHENIA GRAVIS GENERAL INFORMATIONDefinition BODY PARTS INVOLVED SEX OR AGE MOST AFFECTED SIGNS & SYMPTOMS CAUSES *Autoimmune disorder (probably). *Tumor of the thymus (newborns only) RISK INCREASES WITH HOW TO PREVENT WHAT TO EXPECT APPROPRIATE HEALTH CARE DIAGNOSTIC MEASURES POSSIBLE COMPLICATIONS PROBABLE OUTCOME HOW TO TREAT GENERAL MEASURES MEDICATION Your doctor may prescribe: ACTIVITY DIET CALL YOUR DOCTOR IF Health Notes Announcements, meetings, happenings, and community events scheduled in Jacksonville and the surrounding area REAL LIFE STORIES

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The Grammy Museum has a series of special programs that they present throughout the year to honor and showcase artists of all musical genres. The museum is located in LA Live which is the downtown section of Los Angeles that makes up the pro sports and entertainment district surrounded by million dollar condos and penthouses. This includes The Staples Center, Nokia Arena, Club Nokia, The Congo Room, eateries, movie theater complex, massive jumbo trons to you name it! Last Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011 the Grammy Museum hosted The Drop: Johnny Gill. Johnny sat down with Vice President of the GRAMMY Foundation Scott Goldman to discuss his career along with the upcoming release of his first album in 16 years, Still Winning, which will be released on October 11. Jimmy Jam, one of the producers on the album, also joined Gill and Goldman onstage in front of a capacity audience that included Sugar Ray Leonard, Bobby Brown, Ralph Tresvant and Barry Bonds. Following the conversation Gill took the stage to perform new tracks off of the new album including Still Winning, Black Box, My Love, It Would Be You where audience members sports caster Jim Hill, Barry Bonds and Sugar Ray Leonard joined in and Johnnys current single In the Mood. Johnny was then joined on stage by fellow New Edition member Ralph Tresvant for Can You Stand The Rain? before being joined by Bobby Brown for a rendition of My Prerogative and Rub You The Right. The first single from Gills new album on J Skillz Records/Notifi Records In The Mood is currently #8 on Billboards Urban Adult Chart and has spent the last fifteen weeks on the R&B/Hip Hop Chart. Producers on the project included the Grammy winning duo of Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, Bryan Michael Cox, Wyclef Jean and Troy Taylor. Gill has had an incredible ride breaking into the biz as a teen star solo artists with two #1 hits; My, My, My, and Rub You The Right Way which became R&B classics. He has had the rare opportunity of being a member of a hit singing quintet The New Edition and a multi-platinum trio with the late Gerald Levert and Keith Sweat known as LSG and now has a new trio project called Heads of State with Bobby Brown and Ralph Tresvant as well as still performing solo. Saying that Gill is a very busy man may be an understatement for lack of a better way to describe it. Even though Gills dad was a minister and secular music was considered the socalled Devils Music in their household, Gill looks back with pride that his dad fully supported his career choice when the opportunity presented itself. Gill reflects, Oddly enough, my dad was very supportive of me. I was heavily influenced by my dad. He was a minister but also my dad could wreck a house. He was a singer and just watching how he would have his shoes matching his suit then he would take his pocket square and pull it out of his jacket while he was singing and just throw it in the air and was holding his note and catch it and I was like wow! He could just shut it down so I was definitely influenced by him. Gill also mentioned the fact that his dad rehearsed his two brothers and him Joe Jackson style with discipline but he was the only one who went all the way. With further examination of his upbringing, Gill acknowledges, When I look back and think about it, I wouldnt be who I am today if wasnt for him and his hard work that he put into to me to become who I am today. PAGE B-6 THESTAR OCTOBER 1, 2011ENTERTAINMENT Johnny Gills Live Grammy Museum Event!By Rych McCain, feedbackrych@sbcglobal.net Photo by M. Sullivan for WireImage Condolences: We were sadden to learn of the death of singer Vesta Williams who according to authorities died in a Los Angeles hotel room on Sunday, Sept 18, 2011 but wasnt found until Friday, Sept. 23rd.. Authorities said that Williams was staying at the hotel while in the process of moving. Authorities said that several bottles of prescription pills were on the night stand and a couple were completely empty prompting them to suspect an accidental overdose or suicide. It will take six weeks for the results of the toxicology test. Williams was 53 and a powerful singer who scored most of her hits in the 80s including Congratulation, Sweet, Sweet Love and Im Dedicated. Our most sacred of meditations go out to Williams family, friends and fans. Watcha Gonna Do? Radio station jocks are talking, internet sites and blogs are a blazed about former superstar singer/songwriter Sylvester Sly Stone Stewart being homeless, broke and destitute on the streets of Los Angeles, sleeping in a van. Why are most of us who have followed the now 70 yr old Sly for most or all of his career not surprised? The man has reportedly been on drugs off or on for the last 40 years. Many have been said to have stepped up to help Sly with no success. The help only comes when one wants to help themselves. At what point do you free yourself from being stuck-on-stupid? This man was a musical genius with hits up the yingyang. Only a higher power can deliver him. TV: Actress Danielle Bisutti opened the 2nd season of ABCs Body of Proof. She plays wicked housewife Vicki Hemington. Catch the show on Tuesday nights at 10/9 Eastern/Central Time. Bisutti is also in the re-occurring role as Pascha on the popular hit web-series Hollywood Girl. Check out episode 6 titled Limp of Shame at www.hollywoodgirltv.com. And if thats not enough, Bisutti has been cast in the feature film Blind Pass which will begin shooting in Florida late October. Movies: Blackthorn. Magnolia Pictures, Mararia and Arcadia Motion Pictures. Starring Sam Shepard, Eduardo Noriega, Stephen Rea, Magaly Solier, Nicolak CosterWaldau, Paraic Delaney and Dominique Mcelligott. Directed by Mateo Gill. Screenplay by Miguel Barros. Produced by Andres Santana and Ibon Cormenzana. The legend of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid has it that they both were killed in a shootout with the Bolivian military in 1908. The positive ID of the bodies of the two men in the house where the shoot out took place was never officially established thus opening the door of speculation that the outlaw duo may have continued living. This film works with the theory that Butch Cassidy survived, took an assumed name of James Blackthorn and is living quietly in a small Bolivian village until circumstances arise to force him on one last adventure outside the law. Western movie buffs; especially Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid fans, will love this one. Hit me up at feedbackrych@sbcglobal.net Study, Observe and Win! Rych Rych McCains Hollyhood NotesBy Rych McCain, feedbackrych@sbcglobal.net and Facebook39th RMHN L to R Bobby Brown, Johnny Gill, Ralph Trrsvant photo by M. Sullivan, WireImage STATEPOINT CROSSWORD WORLD SERIES ACROSS 1. One hundredth of a pound 6. Australia's flightless bird 9. *Red Sox hero, Jim ____, played in '86 series 13. Theater in ancient Greece 14. ___ Lonely Boys 15. Honorific for a Muslim woman of high rank 16. Ornamental hair net 17. Romanian money 18. O in B.O., pl. 19. *Winner of most World Series 21. Soak up 23. ENT's first concern? 24. Pat dry 25. *Never aluminum 28. Risque 30. Bests and ______ of the year 35. Pinocchio's claims 37. "____, why not." 39. Specialty 40. First rate or top notch 41. 1982 song "_____ and Ivory" 43. Type of speech 44. Famous sheep Dolly 46. Asian food thickener 47. *Pitcher who lost most World Series games 48. In a sympathetic manner 50. Pharmacy ware 52. Laurie Partridge actress 53. Belongs to us 55. Little piggy? 57. *1994 cause for cancellation 60. *Location of first crosstown World Series 64. Bruce Wayne's Batman, e.g. 65. *Popular wood used for bats 67. Poisonous substance 68. "Home on the _____" 69. Flower garment 70. Lament for the dead 71. Fencer's weapon 72. Take charge of a job 73. Oxidation-reduction, for short DOWN 1. One of a pocketful, according to Mother Goose 2. "Show Boat" novelist Ferber 3. Glowing gas 4. R&B singer-songwriter 5. Make lovable 6. Building extensions 7. *Baseball catcher who served as spy in WWII 8. Like the suspects in "Casablanca" 9. Do over 10. Hunch-backed assistant 11. Road's edge 12. Emergency responder 15. *Winner of first World Series 20. Wipe out 22. Shoelace knot, e.g. 24. Roads less traveled 25. *The "_____" Sox scandal 26. Garlic mayo 27. Part of mortise joint 29. *Owner of longest World Series drought 31. Repeated musical phrase 32. Young cod 33. Not here 34. Like a disreputable neighborhood 36. As opposed to receive, as in e-mail 38. Engineer, abbr. 42. Wasted on the young? 45. The Plaza Hotel's famous fictional character 49. Exclamation of disgust 51. Enlarged thyroid gland 54. Dominion 56. School in France 57. "____ in the face" 58. Prong of a fork 59. Road ____ 60. *____ Music, pitch near the batter's face 61. Canned 62. Garbage in, garbage out 63. Black and white variety of quartz 64. You're or you ___ 66. Red or Black ___

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OCTOBER 1, 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 LloydSandy Neal Freelance Writer/ Photographer Singer, songwriter, and rapper Lloyd was at Aqua nightclub (hosted by Vlad) this week it was packed and he put on a fantastic show for the ladies. Born Lloyd polite, Jr. in New Orleans but raised in Atlanta, Georgia, he got his start in a group called NToon but shortly after began a solo career. His 1st single Southside featured Ashanti, his second album named Street Love was released in 2007 it featured in the top ten and the top twenty it featured You and Get it Shawty his third album Lessons in Love gave him his second top ten hit. Lloyd was also featured on Young Moneys huge hit song Bedrock (nominated at the 2010, Viewers Choice Awards). Lloyd released King of Hearts in June of this year and the first single Lay It Down is in the top ten, the hit single Cupid is also on this album, he is signed with Interscope Records. Lloyd has worked with producers Jazze Pha, Bryan MichaelCox, and Big Reese just to name a few. He has collaborated with such artist as Ashanti, Plies, Ludacris, 50 Cent, Lil Wayne and many others. You can visit him at www.lloydmusic.com and Please check out his new video Dedication to my Ex (Miss That) it is hot! Pop Singer Jasmine Rhey

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OCTOBER 1, 2011 PREP RAP PR 2 Local High Schools Field Teams for National High School Cyber Defense CompetitionArlington, VA Several teams of students throughout Florida have now joined hundreds of others in registering for CyberPatriot IV, the nation's largest and fastest-growing high school cyber defense challenge! CyberPatriot is the one-of-a-kind national cyber security competition produced by the Air Force Association (AFA), a nonprofit organization headquartered near Washington, D.C. This unique competition is designed to excite, educate and motivate the next generation of cyber defenders and other science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) graduates the nation needs. Cyber security is one of the top national security concerns as today's society rely heavily on computers and networks for many aspects of life, including banking, commerce, transportation, communications, defense and more. CyberPatriot teaches students how to protect these systems while providing them hands-on learning about technology, emphasizing teamwork and leadership, and exercising critical-thinking skills. These teams undergo online preliminary rounds in the coming months to compete and ultimately win the championship trophy, scholarship money and an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, DC, for the national championship competition, held in March 2012. More than 700 teams have already registered for this ultimate cyber game! "Because of our unique online competition format, teams from all over the country can compete at one time, creating an exciting and competitive environment," said Bernie Skoch, CyberPatriot Commissioner. "And it's really a great learning opportunity for the students as they get to control computer networks, learning to defend and protect computer systems from cyber threats. This program gives its participants technical skills that are very relevant for their future while we live in a society that relies so heavily on cyber systems." CyberPatriot III, with Northrop Grumman as the presenting sponsor, had more than 660 teams vying for a chance to compete among the top qualifying teams. Forty-eight states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and U.S. Department of Defense Dependent Schools in Japan, Korea and Guam were represented in the two-track competition. Make sure to track the progress of your local school(s). Registration for CyberPatriot IV will remain open until October 8, 2011. Public, private, parochial and home schools register in the Open Division, while Junior ROTC units of all Services and Civil Air Patrol squadrons register in the All Service Division. More information can be found at www.usCyberPatriot.org. How To Make A Great First Impression(StatePoint) First impressions can last a long time, if not forever! So whether youre interviewing for a big job, having lunch with soon-tobe in-laws or simply meeting people at a party, the initial get-together can be crucial. Theres no need to stress about first impressions. Relax and just be yourself, says Michelle Tillis Lederman, author of the new book, The 11 Laws of Likability, and founder and CEO of Executive Essentials. The first dialogue with an important new contact can be as easy, enjoyable and fulfilling as a conversation with old friends. To help people stop stressing over potential social pitfalls, Lederman offers several key tips for social situations. Be Curious Break the ice in any social situation by asking open-ended questions. Most people love to talk about themselves, so dont hesitate to rely on the tried and true, What do you do? Hobbies, interests, and goals are terrific topics that engage people. Be sure to pay attention so you can ask follow-up questions that show youve been listening. Probe with curiosity, but dont interrogate. If you hit a brick wall, dont panic. Simply change the conversation. Your goal is to uncover what you might have in common and what value you might bring to that person, stresses Lederman, who is also a faculty member of the American Management Association. Be Likable The best interactions we have are with the people we genuinely care for, and people like to do business and build relationships with people they like. To be liked, figure out what makes you uniquely likable and put forth a sincere positive energy when meeting someone for the first time. Likewise, discover what you like about the person with whom youre talking. They wont always be apparent, but in the face of differences, find commonalities. Focus on parallel life experiences and shared feelings. Happier, more comfortable relationships will be your result. Be Yourself Theres no need to fake it, says Lederman. The real you is the best you, and its the most powerful tool for forming real connections. There is no right way to interact with new people. Everyone has his or her own style. So show your authentic self and people should respond in kind, laying the bedrock for mutual understanding. Dont plaster on a fake smile. Even when talking to someone unpleasant, you usually can find something you admire about the person. Concentrate on positives and your conversation will transform for the better. More tips on making a winning first impression can be found in the book The 11 Laws of Likability, published by AMACOM Books, or online at www.michelletillislederman.com. Meeting new people is not always easy but with a positive attitude and a genuine smile you can make those first seconds count in your favor. (c) Getty Images Jose Luis Pelaez, Inc.Genuine friendliness can help your relationships at home or at work.

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OCTOBER 1, 2011 THE STAR PR 4 P P R R E E P P R R A A P P Edward Waters College Celebrates Homecoming Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement, nothing can be done without hope and confidence. Helen Keller www.thefloridastar.com Follow us on Facebook R&B heartthrob Miguel plus comedians Tight Mike and Rod-Z are set to be in town this weekend to celebrate homecoming at Edward Waters College in Jacksonville. Other weekend highlights include a NPHC Greek Step Show, homecoming game against Concordia College-Selma, a Goombay festival and traditional homecoming parade. This years theme is The Renaissance in Tiger Country, symbolizing our Colleges resurgence, renewal, and rebirth, said a spokesman. The Homecoming theme also represents the focus of our 29th President, Nathaniel Glover, a proud member of the EWC class of 1966. While most games are open to the public, some require tickets or student ID for entry. (Pictured l to r) Homecoming Princess D'Andra Bryan Homecoming Prince Jacoby Hadden Homecoming King Kadeem Bell Homecoming Queen Jessica Georges Great Tips For Busy Moms(StatePoint) Do you wish for a little more time in your busy schedule to spend with the kids, friends or even just by yourself? Youre not alone. Most American moms average nearly 7.5 hours per day on parenting tasks, while dads clock an average of 4.3 hours per day, says parenting expert Dr. Michele Borba. Thats an extra 1150 hours of parenting duty for moms each year. In fact, nearly 70 percent of working moms have an hour or less to themselves each day, according to the Moms Who Do More National Report, commissioned by VTech. If you feel like your me time has been completely tapped out, Dr. Borba is offering some fresh ideas on ways moms can find time for themselves yet still teach, nourish and nurture their children: Ask for help. More than 60 percent of moms want help with parenting but are afraid to ask. If you opt out of the supermom myth, youll probably find that other moms feel just as stressed as you. And if you ask for help, you may be surprised by the friends and family members who come to your aid. Synchronize activities. Instead of sneaking off to check emails or Facebook, synchronize your online time with your child. A tech toy, like VTechs web-enabled Tote & Go Laptop, will let your child emulate Mommy while having fun. And with 20 learning activities, online downloads and a pretend social network, this is a great way to teach your child about responsible tech habits. Create a mom-semble. Whether its your friends, your playgroup or the ladies you see at the coffee shop daily, most moms are going through the same issues as you and want relaxation time with friends. Plan fun events and activities that act as a support system and let you have some girl time while the kids play. Pool your resources. Get a small group of moms organized to plan tasks weekly, such as dinner preparation. Everyone splits the ingredient list and takes turns hosting a cooking night. This way, each family gets a weeks worth of meals for their families! This is a great way to make tasty, healthy family dinners with a fraction of the effort. Edu-tain after school. Playtime can easily be repurposed as a learning opportunity for kids, but parents often ignore this in favor of traditional methods. Sometimes, kids need a break. When they return from school, let them de-compress with educational games and toys. For example, a realisticlooking childrens laptop with a color screen, like the Brilliant Creations Advanced Notebook, lets grade school children have fun while improving their skills in language arts, science, math, foreign languages and other areas. For more fun learning ideas, visit www.vtechkids.com. By making learning fun, moms can have both smart kids and a happy home.

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C&J1 C M Y K Crime and Justice Crime and JusticeA Publication of the Florida Star and Georgia StarOCTOBER 1 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. 96-Year-Old Woman Murders 53-Year-Old Nephew96-year-old, Amanda Rice Stevenson, was arrested after shooting and killing her 53-year-old nephew, John Rice, while he was lying in bed. Rices wife, boss, and neighbor had explained about Rices frustration of Stevenson. Stevenson lived in the same house as Rice and his wife. The couple had taken her in several months ago because nobody else in their family would take her. She was said to have argued with Rice all the time and even threatened to kill him several times. Rice worried about what she would do as she expressed so much violence through her words. A relative of the family had called the Florida Department of Children and Families several weeks ago in concern of Stevenson being mistreated. When a worker went to the home on September 8, Stevenson told him that she was fine and that she would shoot him if he trespassed. Police said that Stevenson went to the police station the next day complaining about her nephew threatening to evict her. They were also notified by the social worker about the gun threat made by Stevenson. Police went to the home that day, but did not find anything, nor any sign of neglect. No action was taken. Police responded to a call weeks after the visit to the home in reference to a shooting. Rices wife had found him shot in the chest in his bedroom. The .357 magnum handgun used to kill Rice was found at the scene. Stevenson was found in a back bedroom and taken into custody. Stevenson is a retired postal worker and records show that she has at least two prior arrests. She was arrested on an arson charge in 1995, which was dropped later, and she was arrested for passing a bad check in 2007. Rice had lived in the home for over 30. His neighbor described him as a gentleman and said he would always sit on the porch reading a Bible when not working in the yard. Rice also worked as a maintenance supervisor at Flagler College. His boss said that he was admired and loved by students, faculty, and staff. Rice had three children and at least two grandchildren. Stevenson is in jail and being held without bail. Amanda Rice Stevenson John Rice Man Murders HousemateJoseph Wade Robinson, 52, was charged with murder after shooting his housemate, Jimmie Gatlin, 52. An argument began when Robinson could not find the keys to his house and started to accuse his housemates of taking them, while holding a revolver. He threatened to shoot someone if he still didnt find his keys after coming back Robinson returned the home a few hours later and began to bang on his housemates doors, yelling and threatening them. Then Gatlin went to his door to tell Robinson to stop. Robinson turned his gun to Gatlin and shot him in the chest. Robinson left again and returned just in time before police arrived to the scene. Robinson was arrested and charged with murder and possession of a weapon by a felon. Records also show that he had been arrested in 1986 for drug possession, robbery and burglary and spent 20 years in prison. Joseph Wade Robinson

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OCTOBER 1, 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. APARTMENT DWELLERS Make sure that entrances, parking areas, hallways, stairways, laundry rooms, and other common areas are well lit. Report burned-out bulbs or other problems to the manager. Make sure fire stairs are locked from the stairwell side, with an emergency exit at ground level. Laundry rooms and storage areas should always be kept locked unless a resident is actually inside. WHEN YOU LEAVE HOME Ask a trusted neighbor to collect your mail and newspaper, and offer to return the favor. Leave word about when youre leaving, when youll return, and how you can be reached in an emergency. Put automatic timers on at least two lights (and possibly a radio) to help your home look and sound lived-in. Your Safety Man and Teen Arrested in Connection with ShootingTwo male suspects were arrested in the drug-related slaying of Jeremy Deion Lewis, 22. Lewis was found by police lying in the roadway outside of his grey Chevrolet Impala. Gunshot wounds were found on his upper body and he was taken to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead Police believe Lewis was shot while he was in his vehicle and managed to drive several blocks before crashing into another car. Investigation began in order to find leads to possible suspects. A $2,500 reward was announced and police were given information with the help of the citizens. The first suspect arrested was 15-year-old, Carlos White. He was located at his parents home about 90 minutes after the reward was announced. White will be charged with murder as an adult and without bail. The second suspect, Jeremy Demarcus Woods, 21, was arrested the next day. He will be charged with murder and armed robbery. He was accused of participating in the shooting with White. Police say Lewis, White, and Woods all knew each other, and that the crime was drug-related. This is an ongoing investigation. DARRELL JONES (A.K.A. P-NUT) We Love You & Miss You. See you soon. Love your family & kids.. Dats Real 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 Carlos White Jeremy Woods Teen Leaves Infant with Life-Threatening InjuriesJavarris Jawon Lane, 16, was arrested after severely abusing an infant. Police responded to a report of an unresponding infant. When police arrived, they found an adult trying CPR on the child. When questioned, Lane told police the child had fll from bed, while playing a game. The bed was discovered to be only 20 inches off of the ground, which was not high enough to inflict such damages to the child. Lane was arrested and charged with aggravated child abuse and the child was taken to a hospital in critical condition. Three other children of the home were turned over to their grandparents. Javarris Jawon Lane

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OCTOBER 1, 2011 THE STAR C&J 3Bizarre Crimes Bizarre Crimeswho, what, when...huh? Other Unusual Crimes Across the Nation Father and Son Carjack and Rob a Couple TogetherVincent Harrison, 46, and his son, Rakeith Brooks, 30, were arrested after carjacking a couple and robbing them of their items. Harrison and Brooks had approached a couple at around 4:30 a.m. Brooks pointed a silver pistol at them and demanded of their money and everything they had. When the man replied that they didnt have any money, Brooks hit him in the head with the gun and threw the woman on the ground, where he started to sexually batter her. Then Brooks and Harrison told the couple to lay on the ground and drove off in the couples blue 2010 BMW, which had valuable items such as cell phones and an iPad. Police responded later that morning to a call from an apartment, where the resident reported a bullet shooting through her wall. When police arrived, they determined that it was the apartment room next door. The woman next door told police that her friend, Brooks, accidentally fired a gun. Police received consent from her to search the residence and found items stolen from the couple including the keys to the BMW. The BMW was later found in the parking lot of the apartment complex. Police also found out that Brooks and Harrison had tried to sell the stolen items. When confronted, both suspects denied participating in the robbery or sexual battery. After the suspects were presented to the victims, they confirmed and identified the two as the attackers. Both were arrested and held without bail. Woman Drags Officer with Car for Half a MileVeronica Renee Elder, 20, was arrested after driving and dragging an officer who was dangling from the window of her car. Elder was pulled over after driving over 20 mph the posted speed limit. Elder did not have a drivers license and when asked to identify herself, she gave him false information. She was then asked to step out of her vehicle, but she refused. Police said when he tried to open the door, Elder stepped on the accelerator and sped off. She did not drive off alone, but with the officer who had pulled her over, whose arm was stuck and hanging off from the window of the car. He was dragged for almost half a mile up to 50 mph. Elder slowed down at one point to let the officer fall from the car. Police started to search for Elder and eventually found her two days later. When they tried to arrest her, she tried to escape again. But they ere able to catch her right away. Elder was arrested and charged with battery on a law enforcement officer, resisting arrest with violence, felony fleeing and eluding, and driving with a suspended license. The officer who was dragged by Elder was taken to a nearby hospital where he was treated for minor injuries. Man Goes on Crime Spree Immediately After Being Released From JailSaraland, ALJerry Jones had been jailed for two months on traffic charges. He had just been released and started committing more crimes within just hours. He went to a Walmart and tried to return stolen items at the customer service. An officer was at the Walmart and was called to check on Jones. When Jones was asked for identification, he gave the officer an I.D. of a different person. He was then detained for providing false information and when they searched him, eight stolen credit cards were found. Since his release, police say Jones had somehow obtained crack cocaine and a firearm. Police are also trying to trace back the owners of the stolen credit cards. Jones was also accused of robbing a victim who was just sitting in a car on the side of the street. He was said to have ordered the victim to get out of the car. He made demands of his property and also took his pants. As the victim walked away, Jones fired at the leg of the unsuspecting victim. Jones is back in prison again after he was released on the same day. He is being faced with multiple charges including robbery, assault, and fraudulent possession and use of a credit card. Man Arrested After Slapping Police Horse in the Face Minneapolis, MNPolice were trying to clear people from a block. Some were mounted on horses to effectively move people out of the way by making them nervous. Among the crowd was Mack Stingley, 21, who stood out from the rest by showing no signs of fear. Stingley slapped one of the horses in the face. When the officer of the horse told him to leave the horse alone, he then threw a punch at the horses face. Stingley was arrested and charged with the misdemeanor charge of assaulting or harming a police horse. This charge is said to happen quite more often than most might think. Police say people assault horses five to six times a year in Minneapolis. Man Tries to Set Girlfriend on Fire with Gasoline, But Lighter Fails Michael P. Sutherland, 49, was getting kicked out his girlfriends home because he wasnt paying any of the bills. Two days later, she woke up and saw that her front door was open. When she went to close it, Sutherland appeared and started dousing her in gasoline, report says. He then tried to set her on fire with a lighter, but it would not ignite no matter how hard he tried. So he ran to the kitchen and grabbed a knife, and stabbed her in the chest. His girlfriend was able to escape and called 911, while driving to a nearby hospital. Police found Sutherland shirtless and walking down the street as they were driving to the home. He was reeking of gasoline and was arrested for attempted second-degree murder. He was sentenced to ten years in prison Vincent Harrison Rakeith Brooks Veronica Renee Elder

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OCTOBER 1, 2011 THE STAR C&J 4 PAGE B4 C M Y K Criminal Line-Up Criminal Line-Up MOST WANTED Name: Julio Carreras Age: 46 Offense: Aggravated Battery Intended Harm Name: Frankie Lee Grandison Age:41 Offense: Agg. Battery Victim Pregnant Name: Roosevelt Middleton Age: 57 Offense: Felony Battery Name:Mario S. Faulk Age: 31 Offense: Felony Battery Name: Lester A. Chancellor Age: 21 Offense: False Imprisonment Name: Jamarcus D. White Age: 21 Offense: Traffic in Stolen Property 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: Jasper Earl Wood Offense:Lewd Lascivious under 16 Name: Staphon Leonard Arnstrong Offense: Sexual Activity with 16/17 Name: Eric K. Adams Offense: Aggravated Battery Pregnant Victim Name: Joshua K. Armstrong Offense: Aggravated Battery w/Deadly Weapon Name: Gary J. Baptiste Offense: Robbery w/Gun Name: Larry Amos Dallas Offense: Lewd Lascivious Battery 12-15 BACK ON THE STREET MISSING PERSONS Name: Marlon Dalvin Crawford Age: 14 Weight: 110 lbs Last seen: 8/27/11 Name: Tierra Goodman Age: 13 Weight: 130 lbs Last seen: 9/5/11 Name: Christina Hudson Age: 17 Weight: 115 lbs Last seen: 9/8/11 Name: Sharde Scott Age: 17 Weight: 145 lbs Last seen: 9/7/11 Name: Shadain Vivian Thompson Age: 17 Weight: 145 lbs Last seen: 9/20/11 Man Steals Large Amount of Madden Video Games from WalmartThis man in the photograph spent about an hour last month stealing a bunch of Madden 2012 games from a Walmart. He left in a white four-door vehicle with $3,200 worth of video games. He first put a number of games into a cart and went to the hardware department, where he took a screwdriver to pop the cases of the video games open. Employees noticed a huge number of games gone and went to check inventory records to see if they were sold. They discovered what had happened after looking at surveillance recordings, but were too late.