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Wanda Sykes, 47, has a wife and share parenthood to a set of two year old twins with her wife. She decided in February to undergo a breast reduction and during that period, it was discovered that she had DCIS (ductal carcinoma in situ) in her left breast, which is basically stage-zero cancer, she stated on The Ellen DeGeneres Show less than a month ago. Because there is much cancer history on her mothers side of the family, Sykes decided to have a bilateral mastectomy, wherein both breasts were removed. Sykes said she now has a zero chance of having breast cancer. In her comical way, she said she did not want to take a chance on the cancer coming back.Ž October is Breast Cancer month. Get checked! As we lose such hard-working civil rights leaders as the Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth, who passed on Monday at the age of 89, we should take a look at what he and others went through and reset the past two years wherein many have taken the rights achieved for granted. It appears that many feel the civil rights movement made Blacks move up too fast and too far. Rev. Shuttlesworth was a truck driver and became a Baptist minister. He survived bombings, beatings and fire hose while serving as an aide to Dr. M. L. King Jr. He was beaten as he tried to enroll his neatly dressed children in an all-white school. He survived 16 sticks of dynamite that detonated outside his bedroom. It is time we show appreciation for such sacrifices. Mayor Alvin Brown has been appointed chair of the U.S. Conference of Mayors Metro Exports and Ports Task Force. Im honored by this opportunity,Ž said Mayor Brown. Our port is a crucial part of our economic engine. We must help the port realize its full potential so it can help revitalize our economy with good-paying jobs.Ž The task force will give Mayor Brown a national voice regarding port development and global trade. The U.S. Conference of Mayors is the official nonpartisan organization of cities with populations of 30,000 or more. Los Angeles Mayor Antonio R. Villaraigosa, chair of the USCM, said hes confident Mayor Brown can help to develop a proactive, aggressive strategy to strengthen the nations ports. Mayor Browns appointment and his willingness to serve in this role is an indication of his personal commitment to port progress,Ž said JAXPORT CEO Paul Anderson. It also is a powerful signal that the collective mayors of this country recognize the role Jacksonville and JAXPORT will play as a job generator for Northeast Florida and the impact we will have on the future economic vitality of the United States. "Jacksonville's representation on this task force is a reflection of how local companies and public officials are working together to build and maintain a thriving shipping hub. "Being appointed to chair the Metro Exports and Ports Task Force, Mayor Alvin Brown will bring a great perspective to the U.S. Conference of Mayors economic development efforts. 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Vjg"Igqtikc"Uvct# Korcev"Tcfkq CO3582 *;26+"988/::56 UKPEG"3;73 A judge has found that Brunswick officials violated the constitutional rights of a minister who was arrested after he got in a shouting match with tea party members who were protesting in front of a federal building. The Rev. Zack Lyde filed the lawsuit claiming that a Brunswick police officer infringed on his free speech rights when he was arrested in August 2009 for refusing the officer's order to leave a rally of about two dozen people who were protesting President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. "The judge reaffirmed the American ideal that all viewpoints have an equal right to speak in public spaces.," federal building. Lydes went to use the post office when he saw a group of tea party members who were protesting. When the officer asked Lyde if he had a permit to protest, the minister refused to move and told him: "You are not going to arrest me," the records show. He backed down after the officer threatened to use a stun gun, and he was charged with disorderly conduct and booked into the Glynn County Jail. The judges ruling, also found the city never proved it had the legal grounds to arrest Lyde because "there is no evidence that he made any threatening comments" to the protesters. She noted that video of the protest showed none of the protesters seemed in fear, and that many had their backs toward Lyde throughout the encounter. Tom Joyners Take A Love One To The Dr. DayŽ 2011 A Big Success The Tom Joyner Morning Show hosts annual Dr. DayŽ to encourage African-American health. Health is the true wealth for most people who want to lead fulfilling lives and African-Americans are no exception. Thats why the Tom Joyner Morning Show has Get Well Wednesdays,Ž which feature prominent doctors covering all aspects of health in the African-American community. TJMS listeners can take advantage of free health screenings, fitness and wellness information and healthrelated giveaways. "It is very important that people begin to take their health more seriously especially in the African American community,Ž Joyner said. Minority groups are affected in a greater way by many health related illnesses such as diabetes, heart disease and obesity. The Take a Loved One to the Doctor Day seeks to not only increase health awareness but to save lives by educating minority communities about pro-active health care measures. Joyner started Take a Loved One to The Doctor DayŽ in 2002 to address the health inequities among African-Americans and to encourage them to take better care of themselves via preventative screenings. Judge Says Rev. Lydes Rights Were Violated Rev. Zack Lyde being arrested Anonymous declared "war" on the New York Stock Exchange this weekend and vowed to "erase" the NYSE from the Internet on Oct. 10 as the Occupy Wall Street protest entered its third week in New York City after a weekend that saw hundreds of protesters arrested during a planned march across the Brooklyn Bridge. "On Oct. 10, NYSE shall be erased from the Internet. On Oct. 10, expect a day that will never, ever be forgotten," intoned a computer-generated male voice common to many Anonymous videos, in a warning posted on TheAnonMessage YouTube channel. The AnonMessage channel has been used to post several Occupy Wall Street-related video messages since the protest against lax regulation of the financial sector and growing economic inequality began on Sept. 17. 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Study Shows Teens More Sexually Responsible Than AdultsEducation and Family Are Key to Stopping EpidemicRisky sexual behavior is the culprit behind high levels of HIV infection in the Middle East and North Africa, according to a recent study. Gay and bisexual men in both regions are the focus of HIV epidemics, and researchers from Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar found evidence for infection rates as high as five percent in several countries including Egypt, Sudan, Pakistan and Tunisia. One expert believes that the epidemics are as much a matter of education as they are a matter of culture. "For people in Africa, education is important, but educators need to understand that they are fighting a culture of machismo in which their safe sex lessons may fall on deaf ears," said Fai, an expert who has seen the ravages of AIDS in Africa and around the world. "Sex education is a little easier in some of the industrialized nations, where people are more receptive to the need for safer sexual practices. In Africa, however, men are more conditioned to placing a high value on numerous sexual conquests, which places them in the high risk category regardless of whether they practice safe sex." According to the latest United Nations data, an estimated 33.3 million people worldwide had HIV in 2009, with 22.5 million of those living in sub-Saharan Africa. Fai believes that educators on the ground have to be as sensitive to culture as they are to imparting key information on safe sex practices. "Ignorance and poverty are the driving forces behind the epidemic in Africa," said Fai, author of the novel Habiba, My Habiba, a fictional account of life and romance in the AIDS ravaged countries in Africa. "Against that landscape, it is easy for men … empowered by their own ignorance … to say that it could never happen to them. That same thinking in the United States and other countries is what drove HIV and AIDS to high infection rates when the disease was first discovered. The only way to fight the culture of macho in Africa is to use the other aspect of life valued in African culture … family. A mans worth is shown through the way he is able to take care of his family, and HIV infection is in direct contradiction to those values. If we stress the family unit, we have a better chance at fighting these record statistics." Thats why Fai, who has a Masters Degree in public policy and works for a not-forprofit advocacy group in Virginia, chose to use a novel instead of a non-fiction approach to educate people because he felt the cultural message might sink in better if he told a story instead of reciting statistics. "Statistics are an impersonal way of telling the story of the ravages of the AIDS epidemic," Fai added. "Numbers mean little in an area of the world in which many people have no clocks, cannot tell time in the traditional sense and place little value in what is shown on an Excel spreadsheet. However, telling a story of how HIV and AIDS can destroy lives and families is a more powerful way of communicating our message of safety and more conscientious sexual practices. Telling the cautionary tale in a manner in which the culture of the situation is represented and respected is the best way to change minds and hearts. Were fighting traditions and mores that have been in place for many generations. Studies and statistics may mean something in the West, but in Africa, they fall short. And frankly, we need to use every weapon we understand in fighting this disease. It is so imminently preventable. All we need is to reach people in a way that matters to them, and thats what Im trying to do." About Robert Fai:Robert Fai (www.bobdanierla.com) holds a Bachelor's Degree in economics and a Masters Degree in public policy. He has worked both in the African nation of Cameroon and in the United States with not-for-profits and advocacy groups.PAGE A-2 THESTAR OCTOBER 8, 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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Simpson First African American Inducted Into The Florida Press Hall Of Fame Notice of BidsNorthwest Jacksonville Community Development Corporation (NJCDC) Request for Proposal Sealed bids will be received by NJCDC, 1122 Golfair Blvd., 32209 until Noon, Monday November 7, 2011, and thereafter publicly opened and recorded at 2:00pm., Ed Ball Building, 214 North Hogan Street, Room #851. RFP Number: PHASE I Title: Demolition of several multi-family units on various scattered sites. Scope of work includes demolition, removal, disposal, and fill dirt. (1) Prior to demolition, all services such as water/sewer, electrical and gas shall be disconnected and r emoved from the equipment and structure(s) accordingly. The Contractor shall be responsible for coordinating with the service providers and performing all work necessary to assure that services are properly disconnected, closed and shut off. Sewer laterals and water lines s erving the demolished structure(s) shall extend vertically to finished grade and shall be capped with an approved plumbing device. Erosion or sedimentation controls, when deemed necessary by the Housing Code Administrator, shall be installed prior to the start of demoliti on. (2) The Contractor shall be responsible for demolition of structures and disposal of all debris, material, and equipment in a permi tted landfill and in accordance with applicable local and State laws. All raised curbing, structural supports, equipment pads, storage t anks, block or concrete foundation walls, retaining or support walls that extend or protrude below grade shall be removed at the time of de molition. (3) Upon completion of demolition, the Contractor shall provide any topsoil or clean fill dirt that may be needed to fill voids depressions or holes that were created as a result of the demolition activities. The demolition site shall be compacted, graded and f ree of protrusions, demolition debris and abrupt edges. The goal is to create the desired topography, soil profiles and drainage patterns to support restoration efforts and to assure that the existing storm water system can be maintained after completion of the project. (4) E xisting grass, weeds and overgrowth shall be removed from the property prior to final restoration. The final restored site shall be fre e of voids and pockets and in a condition that is suitable for mowing with a push type mower.(5) All streets and sidewalks shall be protec ted during construction and swept clean upon completion of the project. Work performed under this scope of services shall be paid unde r a lump sum basis with progress payments payable in proportion to the percentage of work completed. Contracts will be awarded to t he lowest responsible bidder as quickly as possible; however, the bidder agrees to honor the bid for one hundred twenty (120) cale ndar days from the date of the bid opening. PHASEII Title: Rehabilitation of two multi-family quadaplex (8 doors). Please pick up specification packet from Florida Blue Print. Work performed under this scope of services shall be paid under a lump sum basis with progress payments payable in proportion t o the percentage of work completed. Contracts will be awarded to the lowest responsible bidder as quickly as possible; however, the b idder agrees to honor the bid for one hundred twenty (120) calendar days from the date of the bid opening. PHASE III Title: Single Family New Construction. NJCDC will build 4 single family units. Plans and specification packets can be picked up from Florida Blueprint. Work performed under this scope of services shall be paid under a lump sum basis with progres s payments payable in proportion to the percentage of work completed. Contracts will be awarded to the lowest responsible bidder as quickly as possible; however, the bidder agrees to honor the bid for one hundred twenty (120) calendar days from the date of the bid opening. For a detailed description of the project requirements, all interested Residential, Building or General Contractors will regist er their intent to review the project by emailing their company name, address, phone/fax numbers and the name of their company represent ative to the Executive Director … northwestjaxcdc@gmail.com with Villages of North PointŽ in the subject line. In Phase I, only one demolition contractor will be selected. In Phase II and Phase III, bids will be awarded to the lowest qual ified bidder per address. Bid prices may be held for up to 120 days. All bids must be submitted in accordance with the Project Plans and Specifications which will be available to purchase from Florida Blueprint (542 South Edgewood Avenue, Jacksonville, FL 32205, (904)388-7686) beginning Monday, October 10, 2011. The price per set of documents is: Phase I _$10.00_, and Phase II _$50.00_ a nd Phase III_$18.00 all of which is non-refundable. FEDERAL FUNDING: This Project will be funded partly or in total by the Federal Government. Therefore, Bidders must comply with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (24 CFR, Parts 1 and 2); Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act o f 1968 (24 CFR, Part 115); Federal Labor Standards Provisions (HUD 4010); the Davis-Bacon Act; the Anti-Kickback Act; and the Contract Hours and Safety Standards Act. Bidders are advised to refer to the Federal Regulations, of these specifications for more infor mation. Bidders must submit with sealed bids Section 3 Proposal Form, Section 3 Business Application Certification (To Be completed by both the Contractor and Sub-contractor), Section 3 Economic Opportunities Plan (Appendix H), Tables A and Table B, Conflict of Inter est, Letters of Intent, List of Subcontractors and Shop Fabricators, Training and Apprenticeship Program Memo in accordance with 24 CFR, Part 135. All Bids must be made on the forms provided, properly executed, placed in an envelope and mailed or delivered in accordance wit h this Notice. PRE-BID MEETING: PRE-BID Walk Through: Meeting Date: October 18, 2011`Meeting Date: October 21, 2011 Meeting Time: 2:30 p.m.Meeting Time: 8:30 a.m. 2:15 p.m. Meeting Location:Ed Ball BuildingMeeting Location: To Be Determined 214 N Hogan Street Room #851, Jacksonville, FL 32202 Bid specifications and contract terms will be available for pick up at Florida Blueprint at 542 Edgewood Avenue South Jacksonvi lle, FL 32205, (904) 388-7686. ONE ORIGINAL BID AND REQUIRED DOCUMENTS SHALL BE SUBMITTED. NO DUPLICATES OR COPIES WILL BE CONSIDERED MANDATORY PRE-PROPOSAL PUBIC NOTICE

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JACKSONVILLE, FL ATWELL Ida Pearl Lee, 89, died October 2, 2011. BARBIERI, Alfonso W., 58, died September 29, 2011. CAMPA Eugene, died September 30, 2011. C.L. Page Mortuary, Inc. COLLIER, James Darnell, Jr., 37, died October 1, 2011. CRANFORD, Louise Herring, 90, died October 2, 2011. DELONEY, Richard, III, 41, died September 29, 2011. DUNN, Helen A., died September 30, 2011. GAFFNEY John J., 76, died October 2, 2011. HARRIS, Franklin, died October 1, 2011. HICKS, Ophelia Lillie, died October 1, 2011. HILL James, died September 26, 2011. HINES, Donald, died October 1, 2011. HOOK, Douglas, 85, died September 29, 2011. HOWARD, Henrietta, died September 29, 2011. JOHNSON, Sandra, 56, died September 28, 2011. JONES Shirley M, died September 28, 2011. JONES, Trendyasa, 35, died September 28, 2011. C.L. Page Mortuary, Inc. KEMP, Rev. John Allen, died September 30, 2011. KINCHEN, Alice, 91, died October 1, 2011. LENTZ, Robert Ezra, Sr., 50, died September 29, 2011. LOWE, Willy, died October 2, 2011. McBRIDE Robert, died September 27, 2011. MUSSELWHITE, Mary Davis Laffan, 93, died September 30, 2011. NELSON, Jeffery James, 62, died September 30, 2011. SANDERS Emma, died September 30, 2011. SMITH, Gayle, died September 26, 2011. SMITH, September Devore, died September 28, 2011. STALVEY Leonard Morris, 66, died September 29, 2011. STRICKLAND Susan, 62, died September 30, 2011. STROUD Lucille, died October 1, 2011. SUNDEM LCDR Scott T., died September 28, 2011. TAYLOR Gary Lamar, 55, died October 3, 2011. WATSON Lue A., 81, died October 2, 2011. WELDON, David, died September 26, 2011. WILSON Eddie C., Jr., 53, died October 1, 2011. WILSON John Scott, died September 29, 2011. WOODS Nathaniel, died September 30, 2011. ~*~GEORGIA DEATHS ABLARD, Selby J., 68, died October 1, 2011. EVANS, Walter, 86, died October 3, 2011. FAIRLEY, Nancy, died September 27, 2011. FRAZIER Thomas, died October 4, 2011. JOHNSON, Thelma, 92, died October 1, 2011. ROLAND, Eugene Talmadge, 83, died October 3, 2011. WHITE, Jere Field, Jr., 56, died October 3, 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 8, 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 ADVERTISING DEADLINE: ADVERTISING DEADLINE: For the Church Page For the Church Page Wednesdays @ 2:00 P.M. Wednesdays @ 2:00 P.M. (904) 766-8834 ask for Liz (904) 766-8834 ask for Liz or EMAIL: info@thefloridastar.com or EMAIL: info@thefloridastar.com DEATH NOTICES DEATH NOTICES Central Metropolitan C.M.E. Church4611 North Pearl St., Jacksonville, FL 32206 Ofc (904) 354-7426 Fax (904) 354-0934Rev. Marquise Hardrick, Pastor ~ Worship Service ~Sun Church School 9:30a.m. Sun Morning Worship -10:45 a.m. Tues Eve Bible Study 6:30 p.m. Wed Bible Study 12 Noon Wed Feeding Ministry 2:00 p.m. ANNOUNCEMENTS Lion of the Tribe of Judah Ministries, Inc. PASTOR Dr. Sirretta Williams (Temporary services held) 623 Beechwood St., Jacksonville, FL 32206 Sunday School.......10:00 a.m. ~ Sunday Worship .......11:00 a.m. Every 5th Sunday Friends and Family Day Wednesday Bible Study 7:00 p.m. Direct Phone: 904.866.7047 Office Phone: 904.356.4226 Seeing Beyond The Lifestyle To Save A Life Website: www.lottojm.com 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 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. EMANUEL MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH will be celebrating the First Anniversary of Pastor Thomas D.A. Blue, III starting on October 16th 30th with special night services on October 26th 27th. Emanuel Missionary Baptist Church is located at 1203 N.E. 8th Avenue, Gainesville, FL 32601 Listings are due the Tuesday before the next issue. Email submissions preferred. 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PAGE A-4 THE STAR OCTOBER 8, 2011 E kaabo (pronounced eh-kah-bow). Welcome.Librans Rule!Happy birthday (eko odun) to all my fellow Librans including Inez Asque, Jordanna Bradley, Janice Mungin-Bey, Renee Francis Lee, Bernard Bell, Charles Scantling, Robin Gundy, Saundra Morene, Maxine Lindsay, Freddie Iszard, Douglas Pollard, Larry Buchanan, Wayne Barlow, Carol Alexander Birthday milestone. Mrs. Inez Asque celebrated her 93rd birthday on September 29 at Crazy Fish Restaurant, Jacksonville Beach, Florida. Mrs. Asque was joined by daughter, Betty Asque Davis (You know shes BAD, shes BAD, come on, come on. And the whole worlds got to answer right now, just to tell you once again. Whos BAD? Apparently MJ knew!) and son-in-law, Carl Davis; granddaughter Michelle Davis Singleton, and great granddaughters Maria and Moira Singleton. Eko odun, Mrs. Asque. You are this weeks TALK OF THE TOWN! Farewell to a peace-loving fighter. Civil rights activist and author, Stetson Kennedy (October 5, 1916 August 27, 2011), was remembered in song and story at a memorial celebration on October 1, which was held on the grounds of Beluthahatchee Park, the site of his home and the Stetson Kennedy Foundation. It was a day of music and tribute for Kennedy who counted among his personal friends, famed author and anthropologist, Zora Neale Hurston and local environmental and cultural champion, Mavynee Betsch. Rodney Hurst (www.rodneyhurst.com), author of It Was Never About a Hotdog and a Coke and first recipient of the Florida Historical Societys Stetson Kennedy Award, read a proclamation from Senator Tony Hill, Florida Senate District 1. Kennedy Foundation board member, Alton Yates, beautifully sang Then My Living Will Not Be in Vain, a fitting tribute to Stetson, a man who exposed the terrorist activities of the Ku Klux Klan by going undercover to infiltrate the organization. Lucy Hurston, niece of Zora Neale Hurston, thrilled the crowd with her story of a chance meeting between her and Stetson. While attending a festival, a gentleman approached to tell her how much she resembled his good friend Zora Neale Huston. It was Stetson and a friendship with a Hurston of the next generation was born. The idyllic Beluthahatchee Park is located on State Road 13 in Fruit Cove. For more information about Beluthahatchee and the Stetson Kennedy Foundation visit their website at www.stetsonkennedy.com. Free Professional Hair Coloring. I had a nice visit at the Cream of Nature Innovation Salon the other day. Cream of Nature, a division of Colomer USA, was testing their hair colors and I took advantage of the free offer (TY for the heads-up, Ok Sun). I decided on medium brown, which was professionally applied by Toya Arce, Professor of Cosmetology at Florida State College at Jacksonville and cosmetology entrepreneur. I received a thumbs-up from Colomer USA staff Gina Clark, Marketing Specialist, Teneya Gholston, Marketing Manager, Cream of Nature, and Shawn Tollerson, Vice-President, Marketing, Colomer USA. Free salon services hair color, relaxers, and styling products are offered by appointment only. For more information contact Sadie Cox, Executive Assistant, Marketing at (904) 693-5363. The MOLES at Amelia Island, Paradise Found. Story and photographs, Betty Asque Davis. For the third occasion, the Columbia, South Carolina Chapter, The MOLES have selected Amelia Island for their Annual Labor Day Weekend. This was the groups 36th Annual Labor Day Weekend and special guests were their MOLE Sisters of The Jacksonville Chapter, along with their Mules. The Columbia, South Carolina MOLES chose the Omni Resort Amelia Island Plantation as the venue for the weekend. The resplendently dazzling weekend was launched with the Do Drop In Reception featuring the music of DJ Pops. At the reception, the Jacksonville MOLES attending the event were presented with lovely pashmina shawls. The shawls were all in the color green, of course! After a morning and afternoon of golf, Saturdays activities concluded with an Island Sparkle Gala, music by Affirmation. What a remarkably delightful evening! It was quite a delight to know that there were guests who had been to each of the Annual Labor Day weekends. It was very special to have the opportunity to chat with Congressman and Mrs. James E. Clyburn There were also several National Officers of The MOLES attending the weekend affair: National President, Dr. Carolyn Rudd Johnson and hubby Douglas Johnson; National Vice President, Mrs. Doris Asbury and hubby Thomas Asbury ; National Financial Secretary, Mrs. Betty Asque Davis and hubby J. Carl Davis, Sr.; National Publicity Chair, Mrs. Jodi Gallman (also co-chair of the fabulous weekend) accompanied by Dr. Burnett Gallman; and Immediate Past Courtesy Chairperson, Mrs. Madeline Scales-Taylor and hubby Howard Taylor. Jacksonville MOLES sharing the weekend with the Columbia, South Carolina MOLES were: Mesdames Gloria Belton (Ronald); Betty Cody (Dr. William Bill); Barbara Darby (John); Betty Asque Davis (J. Carl, Sr.); Patricia Hicks Harley (Langston); Jacquelyne Holmes (Dr. Wendell, Jr.); Gail Cole Mathis (Edgar L., Sr.); Ruby Newman (T.C.); Madeline Scales-Taylor (Howard Taylor); and Dr. Menia Speights (Henry). Talk of the Town! Talk of the Town! by Frances Bradley Volume Burks, Photographer Jacksonville Mules, seated, l-r: John Darby, Howard Taylor, Dr. Bill Cody, and Henry Speights. Standing, l-r: Langston Harley, Edgar L. Mathis, Sr., and J. Carl Davis Mrs. Inez Asque is the TALK OF THE TOWN! Moses Freeman, Dr. Harold Childs, Rodney Hurst, Sr., Ervin Norman Stetson Kennedy, October 5, 1916 August 27, 2011 "...and still I rise!" Moss covered cypress tree rising from Lake Beluthahatchee Carol Alexander, a member of the Board of Directors, Stetson Kennedy Foundation The floating lily pads looked like something from a fantasy. I had never seen anything like it! Lucy Hurston talks about the works of Stetson Kennedy and her aunt, Zora Neale Hurston Jacksonville Moles, front, l-r: Madeline Scales-Taylor, Gail Cole Mathis, Betty Cody, and Dr. Menia Speights. Rear, l-r: Patricia Harley, Betty Asque Davis, and Dr. Barbara Darby. Enjoying themselves are, l-r: the J. Carl Davises and the Howard Taylors Pretty in white, the Jacksonville MOLES are, l-r: Gloria Belton, Madeline Scales-Taylor, Dr. Menia Speights, Ruby Newman, Betty Asque Davis, Betty Cody, Gail Mathis, Patricia Harley, and Dr. Barbara Darby In the Colomer USA-Jacksonville offices: Gina Clark, Marketing Specialist; Teneya Gholston, Marketing Manager, Cream of Nature; Toya Arce, Professor of Cosmetology, FSCJ; Shawn Tollerson, Vice-President, Marketing, Colomer USA Moles and Mules, l-r: Patricia and Langston Harley, Gail and Edgar Mathis, Ruby and T.C. Newman National Officers and their Gentlemen: seated, Douglas and Carolyn Rudd Johnson (National President, the MOLES) with Carl and Betty Asque Davis (National Financial Secretary) Many came out in honor of Stetson Kennedy Moles and Mules, l-r: Gloria and Ronald Belton, Betty and Bill Cody John and Barbara Darby are casually elegant in white

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Nathaniel Glover to be Inaugurated as EWCs 29th PresidentJACKSONVILLE, Fla. … Edward Waters College will inaugurate Nathaniel Glover on October 15, 2011 to officially commemorate his appointment as the 29th president. Glover, former sheriff of Jacksonville and Special Advisor to University of North Florida President John Delaney, began at EWC in May 2010 as interim president. On February 12, 2011, Glover was appointed as the permanent president at the annual spring Board meeting. Since his arrival, the College has re-stabilized its financial infrastructure, developed key partnerships with community organizations and has plans for expansion and curricula enhancements currently being developed. Inaugural events will include a symposium, luncheon, investiture ceremony, worship at St. Stephen AME Church, and a celebration pre-concert reception before the 10th Annual Fine Arts Benefit Concert at the Times Union Center. The investiture ceremony will take place at 2 p.m. in the Adams-Jenkins Community Sports and Music Complex and will be followed by a community reception at 4:30 p.m. For additional information regarding the inauguration events, contact (904) 470-8050 or (904) 470-8251. All events posted on EWCs Inauguration website, www.ewc.edu/inauguration, are open to the public. Around The Area Around The Area PAGE A-6THE STAROCTOBER 8, 2011 Edward Waters College Homecoming 2011Photos by L. J. Williams of Mark V photography

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Story by Sandy Neal, Freelance Writer & PhotographerFirst Comedy Sunday hosted by Focused on Comedy (Mrs. Dana Lewis) at Skyline Sports Bar and Lounge was the place to be this Sunday and every First Sunday if you want to get your laugh on. Host Tight Mike (Orlando, Florida) and the star of The Tight Mike Radio Show kicked off the show with headliner Rob Stapleton of the Bronx, New York. Rob is a favorite of BETs Comic View, Comedy Centrals Comic Groove, Starz Martin Lawrence Presents, HBO DefComedy Jam. Rob has also wrote for Tracy Morgan and his writing has appeared on Saturday Night Live. Clyde Gordon (Miami) was a guest of the show and he does Michael Jackson like Michael Jackson he was so funny and people if you miss Michael you need to hear this guy sing, you are in for a real treat. Antwon (Spunky) Robinson (Miami) a new comedian was hilarious he has a joke about the funny things that people eat (I will not spoil it but, you need to hear it for yourself), Nick Harvey and Billy Be both of Jacksonville, Florida were a part of the New Face Showcase with DJ Pack on the wheels of steel. To get tickets for the show every First Sunday contact Mrs. Dana Lewis @ 904-365-8816 or online at focusedoncomedy.net tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Skyline Sports Bar and Lounge 5611 Norwood Avenue Jax., FL 32218. You can also follow Mrs. Dana on twitter @focusedoncomedy. You can also follow Tight Mike @ Twitter.com/tightmikecomedy and on Facebook: Comic Tight Mike. See you next First Sunday. OCTOBER 8, 2011 THESTAR LOCAL FLORIDASECTION B Spunky Robinson Nick Harvey and guest from the show Clyde Gordon Rob Stapleton Billy Be Get Your Laugh On With First Comedy Sunday

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PAGE B-5 THE STAR OCTOBER 8, 2011 Jqogqypgtu"Hkijvkpi"Dcem Tkxgthtqpv"Guvcvg"vq"ugnn"cv"Cwevkqp Some financial advisors have told homeowners to move if they cannot pay their mortgage payments. The above home in Jacksonville on the river will sell at an auction through NYC based Concierge Auctions between October 29 and November 4, 2011, originally listed for $8.5 million, the starting bid is $2.495 million and the buyit-now price is $3.75 million. If you were the homeowner, would you leave since the value is down more than half of the original amount? Is the American dream of owning a home escaping us? What is going to happen to the 62 million plus American homes that are already foreclosed on, foreclosing or headed for foreclosure? How high will the final numbers rise to? Why isnt anyone doing anything about it? Whos afraid of Wall Street? Why is the heartbeat of American life being allowed to wither on the vine and die? Charles Ferguson accepting an Oscar for his documentary Inside JobŽ, reminded us that  after three years of a financial crisis caused by massive fraud, no indictments for the heist has been issuedŽ. But homeowners across these United States have had enough. Our most requested segment on the Ester Davis ShowŽ for the past four months has been on the foreclosures of homes. We have aired three separate shows, and the response from homeowners has been overwhelming. One with NACA (Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America); one with a veteran real estate broker on how to stay in your home and the final one, powerful courageous testimonies of homeowners who were in deep troubles with their homes which opened up a flood gate of disasterous far-fetched stories. Every solution was somewhat different. In listening to the homeowners there is no one size fits all. The range of variances and discrepancies is extensive. Homeowners across the country are definitely fighting back. In San Francisco recently, hundreds of angry fed up homeowners, renters, clergy stormed a major banks annual shareholders meeting demanding to talk about the failure to modify home loans and stop the foreclosures. Some modifications were taking more than two years to finalize. The homeowners alleged that some vital documents were lost, some had to be submitted three or four times. Homeowners in Florida have formed coalitions, are well organized and some of their demands have been met. There is a new program in place especially for Florida homeowners. These series of actions by homeowners have launched a national campaign. The New Bottom LineŽ, organized by an alliance of community, faith-based and labor organizing groups. Among their requests is the return of the pocketed hundreds of millions in profits. Demonstrations are planned at other bank shareholder meetings and at banks headquarter locations. Homeowners are pointing out CEOs annual salaries at a time when families are hurtingŽ. And per one homeowners it is not an issue of business, its an issue of ethicsŽ. Look up shareholder meetings and get on board. A letter to the boards and your legislature will make a powerful statement going forward. By Ester Davis

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He is no Johnny-come-latelyŽ regarding paying his dues in the trenches of small, smoky clubs back east while getting his comic chops together. Hes been there, done that and is quick to concede that there are more whacks with the swing of the axe to put in on the tree before he can bring it down and claim success. Comedian/actor Kevin Hart has been on a row this past year and a half and has rightfully arrived at that coveted level of sold out shows and a hit movie which most would label super stardom!Ž Harts Laugh At My PainŽ 2011 Tour raked in a whopping 15 million in ticket sales traveling to 90 cities. In Los Angeles, Hart broke Eddie Murphys long standing record of being the first Black comedian to surpass over 1.1 million at the ticket gate for a two night stand at the Nokia Arena. In June, Hart played to record ratings on TV as well, when he hosted this years 2011 BET Awards. The movie version of the tour has also broken records being one of less than five movies to gross two million dollars its opening week with a limited opening of only 97 screens via the AMC Theater Chain. In addition to the live stage show, the movie is part documentary with Hart taking his viewers back to his old Philly neighborhood. The film is funny from start to finish and Hart is well on his way to being the next top funnyman in Hollywood. When asked to describe his experience with the tour and the movie so far Hart exclaims with excitement, There is no describing it. Right now Im taken aback by the support Ive gotten from not only my tour but the film as well. My fans have really shown up in a way that I never saw it coming. Right now all I can say is its unbelievable. Now Im at a point where theatrically, as far as my film being released, I join the company of Richard Pryor, Eddie Murphy, Martin Lawrence and The Kings of Comedy as one of the only stand-up shows to be released theatrically and it is performing crazy. I mean Ive made six million dollars right now which is unheard of. Does Hart change up his material during the tour because you know he has some crazy experiences from city to city? He reflects, With life comes growth. So as an individual Ive grown and where theres growth for me, theres growth for my stand-up comedy. So I continue to try and propel myself to different levels of maturity and getting to a point where Im bringing across a different level of funny for my fans. The goal in my eyes is to separate myself from the pack. How do I continue to become an individual and share my life experiences with my audiences? I think Ive figured that out and Ive been doing a good job of it so far.Ž Even though Hart has been in the business for a while, he keeps climbing higher and higher up the ladder where not too many of his peers cant say that. He features his immediate and extended family in the documentary parts of his film. How are they reacting to the success of the tour and film? Hart lights up, Aw man, my family? They are ecstatic with whats going on. They are ecstatic with where I am in my career and the fact that Im staying true to my roots and maintaining a level of sanity. Im still humble so none of this has gotten to me. Theyre all happy because of that. Im still the same cousin and nephew that they remember back when I was a kid. Regardless of your success, you have to stay true to your background and your upbringing and Ive done that thus far.Ž If you havent seen the film, you must treat yourself to some of the funniest material on screen. Hightail it over to an AMC Theatre chain complex tonight! PAGE B-6 THESTAR OCTOBER 8, 2011ENTERTAINMENT Kevin Hart, Rising To Higher Levels!By Rych McCain, feedbackrych@sbcglobal.net Photo Courtesy of Viewpoint PR Kenny Love (Bio)Jazz recording artist Kenny Love has worn many hats in the musical arena -international radio/video promoter, media publicist, composer, producer, multiinstrumentalist, and vocalist. His foray into the world of music began at the age of four when, as he recalls, "A miniature trumpet was casually removed from my grasp (and lips) during preparation for a March of Dimes parade as a result of my having failed to cause it to transmit sound, although I was huffing and puffing quite professionally." This would later become the first instrument for which he received formal training and ultimately mastered. A native of Texas, Kenny received musical training from 1970-1976 while in elementary, junior high, and high school, eventually adding the bass guitar, strings, piano, and an extensive study of music composition to his repertoire. He also spent two years at Prairie View A&M University in Texas as a Music Education Major. At the completion of his sophomore year, he joined and spent four years in the Army, after which time he became an independent recording artist. Kenny performed with several bands in Texas and Germany over the years, including; The Lights of Soul (1976), Instant Function (1976-1978), Just Us & Duane (1982), High Rise (1984-1985), Nightwynd (1987), and The Wall of Jazz (2009). In 1984, he was signed by the notable major label R&B producer Aubrey "Skip" Gravatt, after Gravatt, also credited with having discovered disco queen Evelyn Champagne King, heard one of Kenny's studio recordings. The major label deal never materialized, however, due to Mr. Gravatt's untimely death. Kenny, subsequently, released several independent single recordings that received both international radio airplay and print media coverage. Kenny began his career as a radio/video promoter and media publicist in 1991 after successfully marketing, promoting, and publicizing his first recording independently that year. He retired in 2010 to return to his first loves of music composition and music production. Until 2011, he had released no albums as a solo artist, but did release three R&B/Dance singles as a solo artist, entitled "All Of My Love," and "Just Want To Dance (With You)," in 1991 and "Vampire Love" in 2003, all of which received international accolades. He has just released a 10-song compact disc titled "cAsE sEnSiTiVe" that is already enjoying radio airplay in the U. S. and abroad. The multi-talented, multifaceted entertainer serves on the "cAsE sEnSiTiVe" release as; composer, lyricist, producer, bassist, keyboardist, string player, and vocalist admits that he enjoys composing, recording and producing equally because each contains its own unique and separate element and experience. He describes his personal genre as a Jazz/World hybrid, stating "My sound was developed after I discovered the amazing 'colorization' that can be affected and executed via inverted 7th, 9th, and 11th chords within a musical composition." His musical influences include The Crusaders, George Duke, Stanley Clarke, Herbie Hancock, Lenny White, Earth Wind & Fire, and Donald Byrd. He readily admits that the best advice he's ever been given is "Don't sign with a major label," and says he is still assessing the worst advice. Kenny attributes his longevity and success in the music industry to "Taking the next breath, struggling, and survival though not necessarily in that particular order." Visit Kenny Love's website for more details at http://www.kennylovejazz.com Serving as producer, composer, bassist, pianist, and vocalist, Jazz recording artist Kenny Love's 10-song "cA.sE sEnSiTiVe" release has been entered in 8 nominating categories of the 54th GRAMMY Awards as welt as entered in this year's Independent Music Awards. Voyage to Serenity (Track #2) is the first radio single that begins an upward emotional trek with a tone piano and finalizing as an overlapping musical potpourri. Love brings listeners further through musically layered 'peak and valley' compositions that culminate in a Jazz/World/Fusion hybrid experience. cAsE sEnSiTiVe is also his first release in twenty years, as after releasing singles in 1991, he elected to represent other recording artists as a radio/video promoter and media publicist. Having also worked as music director, program host, and producer at several stations, he is excited to return to the artistry of his music career. "cAsE sEnSiTiVe" is being promoted/publicized worldwide as well as being distributed worldwide by Super D Distribution. Visit his website to discover amazing comments by stations and fans alike.Kenny Love cAsE sEnSiTiVe

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PAGE B-8 THE STAR OCTOBER 8, 2011 You may qualify for free weatherization assistance to make your home more energy efcient. Get Weatherized! 877.506.2731 www.”oridacommunitydevelopment.org/wap The Weatherization assistance program May be able to help. "#!$% &'(()&*+*,"(-. /)!

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on Saturday October 08, 2011 at Prime F. Osborn III Convention Center, 1000 Water Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Call 904.630.4000 for any information. on Saturday, October 08, 2011 Riverside Arts Market, Jacksonville FL. For additional information call 904.389.2449. this Sunday, October 09, 2011, at 333 N. Laura Street Jacksonville, FL 32202. For additional information call 904.366.6911. Tuesday October 11, 2011 at The Jacksonville Landing, 2 Independent Dr. W., Jacksonville, FL 32202. Call 904.353.1188 for more information. this Tuesday, October 11, 2011 at Jacksonville Main Library, 303 N. Laura Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. For additional information contact 904.630.2665. on Wednesday October 12, 2011, Museum of Science and History (MOSH), 1025 Museum Circle, Jacksonville, FL 32207. Call 904.396.MOSH for any information. Wednesday October 12, 2011 at Florida Theatre, 128 E. Forsyth Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Call 904.355.2787 for more information. Thursday October 13, 2011 at Ritz Theatre and Museum, 829 N. Davis Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. For more information call 904.632.55555. on Friday October 14, 2011, at The Jacksonville Landing, 2 Independent Dr. W., Jacksonville, FL 32202 .Conatact 904.353.1188 for additional information. on Friday, October 14, 2011, at 1037 Hendricks Avenue, Jacksonville, FL 32207. For more information contact 904.398.3161. Nassau County, Florida. FOR INFORMATION AND SCHEDULING CONTACT GARY W. BELSON, Civilian Director of Training Operations & NRA Instructor, P.O. Box 1205-Yulee, FL 32041-1205. Phone: (904) 491-8358 Cell: (904) 476-2037 Fax: (904) 491-0563. E-mail: gbelson@bellsouth.net WebSite: www.TheBelsonGroup.com. Community ActivitiesPAGE B 2 THE STAR OCTOBER 8, 2011 THE ROGUES DEFEATED. Mr. Jones family hired us when he died. SITUATION: Mr. Jones was 86 with high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, and partial blindness. He lived in a two room shack on his 5 acres on the St. Johns River and his only source of income was a $600.00 monthly social security check. A rogue investor found him and loaned him $50,000.00 and took a mortgage on his property by telling him that no payments would be due. After a year when Mr. Jones became ill, the investor demanded payment unless he signed a contract to sell for $150,000.00. He signed. A rogue church member learned of the situation and offered a purchase contract for $175,000.00; he signed. LEGAL ENTANGLEMENT. The investor sued for foreclosure or in the alterative, to enforce his purchase contract; the church member sued to enforce her purchase contract. Then Mr. Jones died. His family hired us and the property went into probate. RESULT. Both purchase contracts were voided and cancelled; the foreclosure was delayed long enough to sell the property for fair market value and then the $50,000.00 loan was repaid without interest and the family received their inheritance. Some of this could have been avoided.PREPLANNING CAN HELP; WE CAN HELP! Make It Count History books do not give place to those who simply follow trends but to those who create them. We fly around the world today because the Wright brothers believed that manned flight was possible. Black people can ride the bus today and sit anywhere they want because Rosa Parks dared to be a trendsetter. We drink milk that is much safer now because Louie Pasteur created a new process that we call pasteurization. God created each of us to be unique. When we do not celebrate our uniqueness, we are doomed to repeat the sins of Adam and Eve. We will believe the lie that we are less than who we are. Satan told Eve, in his effort to tempt her, by eating this fruit you will be like God. The truth is, when they were created, the bible says that they were created in the image and likeness of God. In fact, as proof of their God-likeness, Genesis 1:26 says that they were given dominion over the earth. How much more like God can you be? When we are not convinced of our identity, we run the risk of being defined by cultural externals. Jacob was given that name because he grabbed his brother's heal on the way out of the womb. One innocent but infamous act left him labeled for most of his life. Because people reinforced the nature every time they called his name, he spent a good portion of his life living up to what they called him. Each time he was summoned they were summoning the trickster... the con man.. the heel grabber. It wasn't until his encounter with God that he was empowered with who he REALLY was. You shall no longer be called Jacob, but Israel; for as a prince you have prevailed with God. So often in my travels both as a motivational speaker and as a preacher, I hear people say that they want to be The Next.. (the next Kirk Franklin, the next T.D. Jakes, the next Juanita Bynum, the next Noel Jones etc etc.) God never created you to be a stereotype. Each of us was created as a prototype. Being a prototype means, being a trend setter. Being a stereotype may be easy and comfortable, but it doesn't allow you to leave a mark. We fly around the world today because the Wright brothers believed that manned flight was possible. Black people can ride the bus today and sit anywhere they want because Rosa Parks dared to be a trendsetter. We drink milk that is much safer now because Louie Pasteur created a new process that we call pasteurization. One key component for becoming a trend setter is a willingness to deal with ridicule. Too often we take the pathway of least resistance. It is easy and comfortable but it doesn't cause you to leave a mark. I remember back in high school, my step-dad developed diabetes. His sickness caused him to lose his job and the weight of all the bills fell on my mom. She had to use all her resources to keep the lights on and a roof over our head. So naturally me having the most up to date clothes was not a huge priority. And by all means $60 sneakers were not an option. The only way I got Nikes or Pumas or Converses, was if they were handed down to me from my older cousin or my older brother. The same thing went for clothes. In middle school when my dad first developed the disease, I either had to wear highwater pants and too small shirts to school or wear the one thing I had a lot of that fit... Church Clothes. Because the kids picked at me harder when I wore high waters, I opted to wear my church clothes instead. Yea I got picked at and talked about. But it wasn't nearly as bad. I will admit it did hurt. It hurt a lot. I cried many days asking God why I couldn't have what the other kids had. When my older brother (step brother) moved in in the latter part of my junior high years, he empowered me in a way that I have never shared before until now. I pray he reads this article because I want to pause and say thanks for what he did for me (unknowingly). My brother was so different. His style of dress was amazing. He didn't wear what everyone else wore. His style was a smooth dressy casual look. He didn't look like everyone else, but people ALWAYS admired how clean his look was. I admired him so much that sometimes I went in his room when he left for school and borrowed his clothes. I wanted to be just like my big brother. Before long, it gave me the courage to wear my church clothes with pride. I had started playing the piano for churches at the age of 12 or 13 so I could have money to eat lunch each week and get my clothes. I bought clothes like his. I no longer wanted to look like the other kids. What started as ridicule turned into respect because I carried a new confidence in who I was. It is so amazing to me when I go on Facebook from time to time and people from high school share with me the respect they had for me over the years. One person told me, Yea, I picked at you back in the day and called you church boy. But the truth be told I couldn't help but respect you. I didn't understand it back then, but you dared to be different. Now look at where you are in life. This article is for everyone who has been told you have to live your life dancing to the beat of the drum. I am challenging you to create your own bandyour own sound that has its place in this symphony called life. It may be hard sometimes. But, I am telling you today it's okay to B.U. A mild infectious disease cause by a small bacteria resulting from a scratch by a cat. It is not contagious from person to person. More than only family member can be infected at one time. Skin; lymph glands. Both sexes, all ages. A lump, with or without pus or fluid, which starts on the scratched skin 1 to 2 weeks after the cat scratch. Swollen lymph glands near the affected area. Low fever of99F to 101F (37.2C to 38.3C). Fatigue. Headache. A bacterium carried on eat's claws. The infection spreads to lymph glands near the scratch by way of lymphatic vessels. Owning or handling cats. Teach children to respect animals and not provoke them. Don't pick up strange cats. Self-care. Doctor's treatment. Surgery to drain the lymph gland, if it contains pus Your own observation of symptoms. Medical history and physical exam by a doctor. Tell your doctor of any cat scratches in the previous 2 weeks. Eye inflammation, encephalitis, hepatitis (all rare). Spontaneous recovery within 3 weeks. It is not necessary to isolate the ill person because the disease is not transmitted from person to person. It should not be necessary to destroy the cat. Consult your veterinar ian. Your doctor may prescribe antibiotics, although their effectiveness is not proven. -Rest in bed until fever subsides and energy returns. Resume your normal activities gradually. No special diet You have symptoms of cat-scratch fever. A swollen lymph gland becomes painful and red. This may indicate that a doctor should open and drain the infected gland. Health Notes Announcements, meetings, happenings, and community events scheduled in Jacksonville and the surrounding area REAL LIFE STORIES

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OCTOBER 8, 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 October is National Cyber Security Awareness MonthIt is an important time for parents to ensure they are aware of where and when their children are surfing the Web. AT&T is offering the following internet safety tips to help ensure that families continue to have the safest internet experience possible. €Understand your childrens computer habits. Evaluate when and how they are using the computer. €Talk to your children about appropriate and inappropriate online Web sites and activates. €Teach your children to never share their name, address, phone number, school name or any information about their family while online. €Teach your children not to talk to strangers online. Kids should be just as suspicious of a stranger online as they are of strangers in public places. €Determine what tools are available for monitoring childrens activities and then conduct an assessment of what your children are doing online. €Find out what parental controls are available on your computer and cell phones, and determine if there is a cost. For example, AT&T has parental controls services on cell phones like Smart Limits for Wireless, and AT&T internet services for your computer that allow you to: oCreate customized profiles for the entire family oBlock access to specific services such as e-mail, messenger chat groups, music and message boards oProvide permission slips that allow children to request access to unauthorized Web sites and parents get to be the judge oUse tamper controls that alert you if children attempt to change the settings oControl access seven different ways: Web filter, e-mail, messenger, online, timer, permission slips, and weekly report cards that detail your childrens online activities €Place the computer in a publicŽ area of the house where children are less tempted to visit sites that are off limits.

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OCTOBER 8, 2011PREP RAP PR 2 Jacksonville Goes to College Week What: Superintendent Ed Pratt-Dannals proclaims October 9 16, 2011 as "Jacksonville Goes to College Week." To kick-off the event, all Duval County public high schools will host activities to help students prepare for college. Monday Students will kick-off their week of activities with SAT and ACT registration in the school's Media Center..Tuesday School counselors will visit Ft. Caroline and Arlington middle schools during their lunches, showcasing the school's International Baccalaureate and Career Academies;. Wednesday Sophomores and juniors will be taking the PSAT;.Thursday Students will take part in college admissions and scholarship writing exercises;.Friday Students and staff will represent their favorite college or university by wearing the school's colors;.Saturday The "Jacksonville National College Fair" will be held at the Prime Osborne Convention Center. More than 150 college representatives will be on hand to answer questions from students and parents. There will also be several information sessions scheduled to cover a variety of topics such as Bright Futures, financial aid, college planning and much more. All students are encouraged to log onto www.gotomyncf.com prior to attending the "Jacksonville National College Fair" to register. For more information, please visit www.jaxcollegefair.org or contact the school's counselor.When:Monday, October 10 Saturday, October 15Where:Monday Friday Duval County public high schools Saturday Prime Osborn Convention Center, 1000 Water St., Jacksonville, FL 32204 -Admission is free and parking is $5. REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR JAXKIDS BOOK CLUBCalling All 4 Year Olds!JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Registration for the JaxKids Book Club is now open through the end of May 2012, or while supplies last. Children in Duval County who turned four by Sept. 1, 2011 and will enter kindergarten in 2012 are eligible to join the book club. Members receive a set of 12 books written about Jacksonville to encourage family reading, vocabulary-building and excitement for learning to read. They also get a T-shirt, a set of alphabet flash cards and a coloring book. Children who are currently enrolled in the Voluntary Prekindergarten program are automatically registered through a partnership between the Jacksonville Childrens Commission and the Early Learning Coalition of Duval. Parents of all other 4 year olds can register online at www.jaxkids.net. Look for the JaxKids Book Club logo on the home page. More than 8,300 new members are already in enrolled in the book club. The book club is sponsored by the City of Jacksonville, Florida Blue/Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida, the Boeing Company, JM Family Enterprises/Southeast Toyota Distributors, LLC, Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust, LLC, the Jacksonville Jaguars, Ltd., CSX and the Early Learning Coalition of Duval.Magnet Review Process to begin WHAT: Duval County Public Schools is starting a community review process of the Magnet program Priority One designation. A community working group of 40-45 representatives will be established to review information and develop possible options and/or recommendations for the Superintendent to consider. Changes to current procedures may require a public hearing and vote at the December School Board meeting. All meetings are open to the public and begin at 6 p.m. Tuesday, October 11 at LaVilla School of the Arts, 501 North Davis Street, 32202 Tuesday, October 18 at LaVilla School of the Arts, 501 North Davis Street, 32202 Thursday, November 3 at Darnell-Cookman Middle/High School, 1701 North Davis St. 32209

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OCTOBER 8, 2011PREP RAPPR 3 Family Fire Safety ChecklistDo you have smoke detectors on every level of your home? Test them monthly. Change the batteries at least once a year. Do you know two or more ways out of the house? Never use elevators ( stairs are much safer) if there is a fire. Have you picked a place to meet the rest of your family once you are all out of the house? Once you are out of the house, stay out of the house. Dont touch matches, lighters or candles. They are for adult use only Cook in the kitchen only when an adult is helping you. Smoke rises. If there is a fire, stay low: crawl under the smoke. Fire Safety Matters !STOP, DROP AND ROLL! Hey, you sound like that other bear. What's his name? Smokey! Yeah, that's it. Do you know any firefighters? Everyone likes to talk to them about their jobs. It's fun to visit the firehouse or have firefighters come and talk at school. They like to talk about preventing fires and display pieces of their equipment. Three safety messages that firefighters share with students are: house. E E E N LS F M K I I R SOsmoke alarms safety firefighter escape plan stairs sprinklers fire truck firehouse smoke hose fire hydrant ladder Read our fire safety and prevention words scattered about this puzzle. Notice the letters already placed in the puzzle. Use them to help you fit the fire words into the puzzle. 1 23 4 Firefighters Keep Us Safe! Why do you think firefighters need to keep in good physical shape? Because they: 1. climb __________ 2. carry __________ 3. fight __________ 4. use heavy __________ How do fire fighters stay in top physical condition? They: 1. get enough __________ 2. __________ every day 3. __________ a healthy diet 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8910 1112 13 14 151617 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 282930 313233343536 To stay strong, we like to work out lifting these: Uuhhhh! Arrrrgghhh! 17 1 2 3 equipment ladders people fires exercise sleep eat Millions of people go hiking and camping each year? 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OCTOBER 8, 2011THE STARPR 4 P P R R E E P P R R A A P P Duval County School Meeting Public CommentsOctober 4, 2011Exceptionalism with TruthCivilization is not contingent on, but dependant on education for mans continuous development, for more harmonious, diverse and enriched human beings. Accordingly, I come not with recrimination but to enlighten. After my statement on the socalled Intervene Schools as being failing schools that was refuted, I reiterate that the Intervening Schools are failing schools. To deny the schools are failing is to have and accept low expectations for those students, are mean spirited. The only reason falling schools words is not used as fact, is that it would open the flood gates for legal claims, for parents that have a child assigned to a failing school. Incidentally most of those students are black. As importantly, we fail to assign more of the blame of our condition on the contemporary Black Leaders, to wit, scholars, professors, preachers, legislators, and organizations and the inactions of people like me Qualified scholars and professors unable to submit a comprehensible educational and economic plan to advance its people. Same highly educated people allowing preachers to exploit, betray misguide with wretched messages in the name of Jesus, claiming they are men of God. A Chimpanzee with a bible could provoke far more critical thinking and be more caring than many preachers. Legislators we celebrate ignore all the needs of their electorate to accommodate the benefactors, their masters, that selected them, and then we elected them. Organizations local leaders mostly view their roles as self serving and popularity, and consider the condition of their people as inconsequential. People like me, failure to take action that allows our leaders to betray us. Absent a sudden turnaround of blacks we will continue to implode, and be consumed, (as the preacher got them) waiting for the rapture. I continue to advocate that Professor Willie McCullough be given some role in tutoring some of the many students that finds it so difficult to improve, in spite of the resources presently employed. While there is no inoculation to make students smart, Professor McCulloughs teaching will! Thank you, Edward Exson, Sr. Duval County School Board Meeting Highlights 10-4-2011Below are the highlights of the October 4, 2011 board meeting: Board Approves Resolution to Help Students Better Understand Those Living with Disabilities The Superintendent and School board passed a resolution recognizing Disability History and Awareness WeeksŽ the first two weeks in October. During the observation, students will learn about the history of disability laws as well as learn sensitivity. There are approximately 362,000 students with disabilities in Floridas K-12 educational system. Out of more than 125,000 students in Duval County, approximately 21,000 are in exceptional education programs and are served by more than 1,500 exceptional teachers. Board Designates October 9 -16, 2011 as Jacksonville Goes to College WeekŽ Superintendent Ed Pratt-Dannals designated October 9 16, 2011 as Jacksonville Goes to College Week.Ž To kick off the event, all Duval County high schools will host activities to help students prepare for college. Students will spend the week registering for the SAT and ACT; taking the PSAT (sophomores and seniors) in the schools Media Center; participating in admission and scholarship letter writing exercises; and learning more about scholarship opportunities. The event will culminate on Saturday, October 16 with the Jacksonville National College FairŽ that will be held at the Prime Osborne Convention Center from 9 a.m. … 1 p.m. The event is free, parking is $5. Superintendent Pratt-Dannals also recognized State Farm, Jack Hanania and Stein Mart for donating to the Read It Forward Jax campaign. The donations received for Read It Forward Jax are assisting students with access to important online programs, as well as classroom libraries in several schools. Board Denies Seven Charter School Applications and Defers KIPP Applications Seven charter school applications were denied by the board. The schools included: Aspire Prep Academy, Bringing Exceptional Students Together (B.E.S.T), Duval Charter School of Science and Technology, Florida Virtual Academy, Lucious and Emma Nixon Academy of Technology and Sciences, Marcus Garvey Academy and Renaissance Virtual Charter School of Duval. The schools being recommended for denial each failed some portion of their applications. The KIPP school applications have been deferred to the November 1 board meeting, with a board workshop on October 18 to continue discussion on the applications. Board Passes a Resolution for New Town Success Zone The board passed a resolution unanimously recognizing the New Town Success Zone (NTSZ) located at the east end of Kings Road. It is the citys first childrens initiative and is designed to empower adults and children residing in the area. Improvements in the NTSZ are taking place already in after school programs at S. P. Livingston Elementary School and Eugene Butler Middle School, which have been expanded and transformed. The Building our Limitless Dreams (B.O.L.D.) program operated by the Boys and Girls Clubs was added; and, United Way choose Eugene Butler as the 7th Achievers for Life Program site with a $1 million gift from Oscar Munoz, CSX Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer, and his wife, Cathy. The program was introduced to Jacksonville in 2007 with the purpose of reflecting the citys unique cultural, geographic, and economic character. Board Adopts New Teen Dating Policy to End Violence or Abuse The board approved a new policy required by state law that all districts put a policy in place to protect students from violence or abuse when dating. The board believes that all of its students should have an educational setting that is safe, secure, and free from dating violence or abuse of any kind. The policy puts a number of procedures in place for both students and teacher to report incidents of violence or abuse. The district will not tolerate any form of teen dating violence or abuse as defined in the policy. The district prohibits teen dating violence by any student: 1. on school property; 2. during any school-related or schoolsponsored program or activity; or during school-sponsored transportation This new policy goes into effect immediately.

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Crime and Justice Crime and JusticeA Publication of the Florida Star and Georgia StarOCTOBER 8 2011 THE STAR C&J 1 As an African American newspaper, we basically report on offenses committed by African Americans. Please note that in our observations, weekly reports show that African Americans DO NOT commit the largest percentage of criminal offenses in this area. Man Gets Killed Trying to Help Others in Crash A truck driver had been killed after pulling over to help victims of a crash accident. James Collier, 37, had stopped his truck after coming across an accident around 2 a.m. He tried to assist the victims and even put on a reflective vest to have other drivers drive around them, until he was hit by a car that tried to avoid the crash and hit him instead. Colliers nephew was asleep in Colliers truck, but was awakened by police only to hear that his uncle was dead. Collier was very close with the family of his nephew and they are having a difficult time with his death. They have also said they were not surprised about him dying trying to help another out. The driver of the car that hit Collier was 60-year-old, Dennis Ruddoi. Investigators are trying to determine whether alcohol was involved and charges are pending. Retired Police Officer Shoots and Kills Son During an ArgumentA retired police officer was arrested after shooting and murdering his own son after a heated argument. Timothy Allen Davis Sr., 47, was arguing with his son, Tim Davis Jr., 22, about custody arrangements for his 3-year-old son. The argument began after Davis Jr.s ex-girlfriend took the child and left the home. Davis Sr. tried to tell his son that he needed to turn the issue over to the courts for them to handle. His son started to curse at his father and also tackled and punched him. Davis Sr.s wife, Tarsha Davis, eventually broke up the fight, but it did not end there. Police were told by Davis Sr.s 9year-old daughter that she saw him walk out of the house with a bloody mouth. He had walked out to retrieve his .38calibre handgun from his car and when he returned, he shot his son in the chest. After witnessing the shooting, the daughter ran to where her mother was who had also heard the gunshots. Police received calls from Tarsha Davis who was panicking over the phone, while her daughter was screaming in the background. When police arrived, Davis Sr. was found with his arms around his son. He admit to the killing and that he had lost it during the argument he had with his son. Davis Jr. was taken to the hospital, but did not survive. Davis Sr. said he loved his son and didnt mean to kill him. He was arrested and charged with first-degree murder. Davis Sr. retired in 2006 as a lieutenant after working in the police force for 18 years. He has had an outstanding history during his career and his performance was described as stellar. He retired after a severe knee injury and later became the owner of three childcare facilities. The spokeswoman for the Department of Children and Families are reviewing the case to determine his standing in ownership of the three day care centers he ran and operated. Also his son was a former high school football star and played as a defensive lineman for the University of Alabama. Neighbors and other people who have known Davis Sr. for a long time are in disbelief as he was described as being the perfect father. Tim Davis Sr. Tim Davis Jr. James Collier

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OCTOBER 8, 2011THE STARC&J 2 SSSHH! From Actual Police ReportsDid You Hear About?... Did You Hear About?... EDITORS NOTE: All suspects are deemed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law. The Sheriffs Office reports are a matter of public record. The Star seeks to educate in the hope of keeping our community safe. Is Your Home Vulnerable To Burglary? Is your home safe from burglars and thieves? Or are you courting them with obvious security lapses and poor planning when youre away? €More than 2 million homes were burglarized in the United States last year alone. Moreover, more than 60 percent of all residential burglaries took place during the day, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The average burglary results in a loss of more than $2000 of property, not to mention the loss of peace of mind and security when youre home. €But a few simple precautions can keep your home safe while youre away: € Lock your doors and windows. Burglars usually dont have the fancy tools seen on television -pliers, screwdrivers and crowbars typically do the trick. Having strong locks on front doors, and keeping ground-level windows locked when youre not home, are two easy ways to deter the average burglar. € Make sure your home is well lit. Better yet, use motion-sensing lights that come on when movement is detected. Theyll keep you from having to fumble your way to a dark door. Lights, indoors and out, should also be on a timer when youre away. € Evaluate your homes surroundings. Dont inadvertently make it easy for burglars to hide. Keep landscaping neatly trimmed to eliminate hiding places around the house. And careless placement of tools in the backyard, such as ladder, can be used by the burglar to break-in. So be sure to always store tools properly and in secure locations. € Keep up appearances. Make sure to stop all newspaper deliveries and have the post office hold your mail when you are away. Also, keep your grass watered and cut, along with other landscaping if you are gone for an extended period. Your Safety Would you like to stay connected with your loved ones on lock down in jail, or prison? Anyone gone but not forgotten that you want to encourage ? Get connected and keep a CONNECTION through our new CONNECTION spot. Call, Write, Email, or Fax to us titled: CONNECTION $10 3 lines of text only (Total 18 words) With PICTURE included $25. Contact G @ 904-766-8834 or Email G@thefloridastar.com send all correspondence to P.O. Box 40629, Jacksonville, FL 32203 Home Invasion Victim Shoots One Burglar While Others Get AwayA man had been approached by three men, but he was not who they were looking for. As they got away, the man managed to shoot one of them. The 24-year-old victim was at his home when three men kicked down the door looking for his roommate. When he told them that his roommate was not home, they left and ran. That is when he grabbed a gun to shoot one of them in the back of the head. The suspect fell to the floor, but the two other suspects continued to run. The suspect that shot was taken to a hospital for treatment. Police were searching for the other two suspects and were assisted by air and K-9 units. An elementary and middle school were also locked down for at least an hour until they found the suspects. Antonio Hudson, 20, was arrested and charged with armed burglary and aggravated assault. The other suspect was 16 years old and was charged with armed burglary. He was also put in custody of Youth Services. Police have recovered the van they believed the suspects have used for transportation. Investigators also believe that the incident was drug-related. Antonio Hudson Register Your Emergency ContactIn Florida, you are given the privilege of notifying anybody, such as family members, if you are ever to get into an accident. The Emergency Contact allows you to submit two contacts to who you want to be notified in case of an emergency. This will have authorities to assist the injured in connecting with loved ones right away. So far, more than 5 million Floridians have already registered their emergy contacts with the Florida Department of Highway Saftey and Motor Vehicles. This program was launched in 2006 to allow people to have emergency contacts that law enforcement officals can access, so that family members may receive quick notification of whatever emergencies that may occur. It is always important to have family members to know of your situation than not know at all. Signing up is quick and convenient. You can register from your home or at work through the internet at www.flhsmv.gov/eci and at any driver license office in the state. There is also no cost in registering.

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OCTOBER 8, 2011THE STARC&J 3Bizarre Crimes Bizarre Crimeswho, what, when...huh? Other Unusual Crimes Across the Nation Man Hires Killer for $10,000, Instead Killer Goes to Police A man had been arrested for trying to hire someone to kill a man that he got into a fight with during a youth sports game. Larren Wade, 35, had hired a man to kill someone that he had fought with a week before for $10,000. Wade was angry for being attacked and wanted the man killed. Instead of carrying out orders, the informant contacted police about the plot. He told them that he had planned to meet Wade that afternoon. He was going to be paid $2,200 to repair his car, which was also the first installment of the $10,000. The informant worked with the detectives so that they could monitor conversations in the next meeting that the informant had with Wade. Wade had given the informant a gun in the next meeting and instructed him in how he wanted him to proceed with the murder. Wade repeatedly told him if he couldnt do it that he would do it himself. Wade was soon arrested and detectives also discovered that the gun was stolen during a residential burglary a month before. This was not the first time Wade had been arrested. Reports say that he has been convicted of at least nine felonies, mainly drug-related charges. Man Goes to Meet Woman From Facebook Who Starts Shooting at Him Christopher Harris said he usually used Twitter, but when he went back on Facebook recently for just two days, he met someone and both agreed to meet each other. When Harris went to meet his date, he didnt find a woman but a man standing at the end of a dimly lit, dead-end street. The man pulled out a gun and started to shoot at him. Harris said that he had watched James Bond the day before and with that in mind, he put the car in reverse and stepped on the pedal. As he tried to pull out of the situation, he hit a fence and slammed the rear end of his car into a tree. Harris successfully got away and called police to report the incident. Officers logged onto Facebook to find the profile of the woman that Harris was suppose to meet, but the profile had been already deleted. Im not going back to Facebook...Im staying on Twitter. Stuff like that dont happen on Twitter,Ž said Harris. He is hoping that police or anybody with any information help him in tracking down the man who created the fake Facebook page. Men Caught with Meth of Bright Blue and Pink Color Canton, TXPolice tried to pull over a vehicle that was being driven recklessly by 30-year-old, Camera Neal Holden. Holden got off an exit and threw two bags out of the vehicle. Police found three pounds of methamphetamine and nearly an ounce of marijuana. One of the bags of meth was bright blue and the other was bright pink. Holden and his passenger, Kinte Garner, 34, were arrested. Investigators say that colored meth is gaining more and more popularity among drug users. They also believe that the pink and blue color is used to target younger crowds as well. The street worth of the meth confiscated is estimated to be about $30,000 to $45,000. Man Brings Gun to Courthouse After Being Told To Do So By ClicksŽ Francois Brown, 39, entered a courthouse but was stopped at the checkpoint. Security found a loaded .40-caliber Smith & Wesson handgun and six boxes of ammo, totaling up to 133 bullets. Brown told security that he didnt have any identification and that he was a police officer. Police arrived and Brown was taken to the Sheriffs Office where he was questioned. He admit that he wasnt a police officer, but he brought the gun to the courthouse after receiving communications.Ž He said he knew he shouldnt have brought a gun with him to the courthouse, but he said that he was receiving communication through clicks in his throat, which he was following. The clicks were counting down to something bad, telling him he had to bring the gun and that he would shoot only if told to do so. He was arrested and being held in lieu of $75,000 bail. Larren Wade Calvin Harris Toddler Fires Shotgun During Mothers Drug Deal Marietta, GAShania Sutherland, 28, was in a blue minivan with her two children, ages 3 and 5. The van was driven by Leah Porter, 28, who drove to the parking lot of a Rite Aid drug store. They waited until the dealer, Brandon Donahue, 30, pulled up next to them. Sutherland and Porter got out of the van to negotiate the scale of prescription medications with Donahue in his vehicle. While the negotiation was taking place, a shot was fired from the van. The children were playing with a loaded 12-gauge Mossberg shotgun in the van and the trigger was pulled. Sutherland jumped out of the car and pulled her children out of the van. Porter then got into the van and drove off alone. Police arrived after a call was made by a passerby who heard the gunshot. Sutherland ran into the Rite Aid and Police approached Donahue who had Sutherlands two children in the back seat. When Sutherland was approached by police, she gave them a false name and date of birth. Donahue was arrested for obstruction. Sutherland was arrested for giving false information, obstruction, and using a cell phone in the illicit sale of drugs. Porter was stopped a few miles away and was arrested for reckless conduct. Sutherland Porter Donahue

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OCTOBER 8, 2011 THE STAR C&J 4 Criminal Line-Up Criminal Line-Up MOST WANTED Name: Quinton Prince Age:24 Offense: Aggravated Fleeing of Law Enforcement Officer Name: Kizzy L. McFadden Age:33 Offense: Resist Law Enforcement Officer Name: Ladravious LatrellEvans Age: 26 Offense: Robbery with Gun/Deadly Weapon Name:James Earl Robinson Age: 27 Offense: Felony Battery Name: Vanderick Age: 21 Offense: Robbery with Gun/Deadly Weapon Name: Edward D. Wilkins Age: 30 Offense: Grand Theft Motor Vehicle 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: Paul Leandre Azore Offense:Lewd Lascivious 12-15 Name: Earl Baker Offense: Lewd Lascivious conduct under 16 Name: Harry Truman Ball Offense: Unlawful Sexual Activity 16/17 Name: Miciah William Banks Offense: Kidnapping Name: Joseph Lee Balkcom Offense:Sexual Battery/No Injury Name: Jericho Deangelo Austin Offense: Lewd Lascivious under 16 MISSING PERSONS Name: Altorick Barosy Age: 15 Weight: 140 lbs Last seen: 9/27/11 Name: Tracy Ann Cox Age: 17 Weight: 125 lbs Last seen: 9/15/11 Name: Joshua Collin Ellis Age: 16 Weight: 115 lbs Last seen: 8/30/11 Name: Sharde Scott Age: 17 Weight: 145 lbs Last seen: 9/7/11 Name: Shelbi Lawan Evans Age: 16 Weight: 140 lbs Last seen: 8/24/11 Police Looking for BurglarOn Saturday, September 24, 2011 in the early morning hours, approximately multiple vehicles were burglarized in the Westland Station subdivision, located on the westside of Jacksonville. Various electronics were taken. The above video shows a white male looking into a vehicle using a flashlight.



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Wanda Sykes, 47, has a wife and share parenthood to a set of two year old twins with her wife. She decided in February to undergo a breast reduction and during that period, it was discovered that she had DCIS (ductal carcinoma in situ) in her left breast, which is basically stage-zero cancer, she stated on The Ellen DeGeneres Show less than a month ago. Because there is much cancer history on her mothers side of the family, Sykes decided to have a bilateral mastectomy, wherein both breasts were removed. Sykes said she now has a zero chance of having breast cancer. In her comical way, she said she did not want to take a chance on the cancer coming back. October is Breast Cancer month. Get checked! As we lose such hard-working civil rights leaders as the Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth, who passed on Monday at the age of 89, we should take a look at what he and others went through and reset the past two years wherein many have taken the rights achieved for granted. It appears that many feel the civil rights movement made Blacks move up too fast and too far. Rev. Shuttlesworth was a truck driver and became a Baptist minister. He survived bombings, beatings and fire hose while serving as an aide to Dr. M. L. King Jr. He was beaten as he tried to enroll his neatly dressed children in an all-white school. He survived 16 sticks of dynamite that detonated outside his bedroom. It is time we show appreciation for such sacrifices. Mayor Alvin Brown has been appointed chair of the U.S. Conference of Mayors Metro Exports and Ports Task Force. Im honored by this opportunity, said Mayor Brown. Our port is a crucial part of our economic engine. We must help the port realize its full potential so it can help revitalize our economy with good-paying jobs. The task force will give Mayor Brown a national voice regarding port development and global trade. The U.S. Conference of Mayors is the official nonpartisan organization of cities with populations of 30,000 or more. Los Angeles Mayor Antonio R. Villaraigosa, chair of the USCM, said hes confident Mayor Brown can help to develop a proactive, aggressive strategy to strengthen the nations ports. Mayor Browns appointment and his willingness to serve in this role is an indication of his personal commitment to port progress, said JAXPORT CEO Paul Anderson. It also is a powerful signal that the collective mayors of this country recognize the role Jacksonville and JAXPORT will play as a job generator for Northeast Florida and the impact we will have on the future economic vitality of the United States. "Jacksonville's representation on this task force is a reflection of how local companies and public officials are working together to build and maintain a thriving shipping hub. 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Vjg"Igqtikc"Uvct# Korcev"Tcfkq CO3582 *;26+"988/::56 UKPEG"3;73 A judge has found that Brunswick officials violated the constitutional rights of a minister who was arrested after he got in a shouting match with tea party members who were protesting in front of a federal building. The Rev. Zack Lyde filed the lawsuit claiming that a Brunswick police officer infringed on his free speech rights when he was arrested in August 2009 for refusing the officer's order to leave a rally of about two dozen people who were protesting President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. "The judge reaffirmed the American ideal that all viewpoints have an equal right to speak in public spaces.," federal building. Lydes went to use the post office when he saw a group of tea party members who were protesting. When the officer asked Lyde if he had a permit to protest, the minister refused to move and told him: "You are not going to arrest me," the records show. He backed down after the officer threatened to use a stun gun, and he was charged with disorderly conduct and booked into the Glynn County Jail. The judges ruling, also found the city never proved it had the legal grounds to arrest Lyde because "there is no evidence that he made any threatening comments" to the protesters. She noted that video of the protest showed none of the protesters seemed in fear, and that many had their backs toward Lyde throughout the encounter. Tom Joyners Take A Love One To The Dr. Day 2011 A Big Success The Tom Joyner Morning Show hosts annual Dr. Day to encourage African-American health. Health is the true wealth for most people who want to lead fulfilling lives and African-Americans are no exception. Thats why the Tom Joyner Morning Show has Get Well Wednesdays, which feature prominent doctors covering all aspects of health in the African-American community. TJMS listeners can take advantage of free health screenings, fitness and wellness information and healthrelated giveaways. "It is very important that people begin to take their health more seriously especially in the African American community, Joyner said. Minority groups are affected in a greater way by many health related illnesses such as diabetes, heart disease and obesity. The Take a Loved One to the Doctor Day seeks to not only increase health awareness but to save lives by educating minority communities about pro-active health care measures. Joyner started Take a Loved One to The Doctor Day in 2002 to address the health inequities among African-Americans and to encourage them to take better care of themselves via preventative screenings. Judge Says Rev. Lydes Rights Were Violated Rev. Zack Lyde being arrested Anonymous declared "war" on the New York Stock Exchange this weekend and vowed to "erase" the NYSE from the Internet on Oct. 10 as the Occupy Wall Street protest entered its third week in New York City after a weekend that saw hundreds of protesters arrested during a planned march across the Brooklyn Bridge. "On Oct. 10, NYSE shall be erased from the Internet. On Oct. 10, expect a day that will never, ever be forgotten," intoned a computer-generated male voice common to many Anonymous videos, in a warning posted on TheAnonMessage YouTube channel. The AnonMessage channel has been used to post several Occupy Wall Street-related video messages since the protest against lax regulation of the financial sector and growing economic inequality began on Sept. 17. 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Study Shows Teens More Sexually Responsible Than AdultsEducation and Family Are Key to Stopping EpidemicRisky sexual behavior is the culprit behind high levels of HIV infection in the Middle East and North Africa, according to a recent study. Gay and bisexual men in both regions are the focus of HIV epidemics, and researchers from Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar found evidence for infection rates as high as five percent in several countries including Egypt, Sudan, Pakistan and Tunisia. One expert believes that the epidemics are as much a matter of education as they are a matter of culture. "For people in Africa, education is important, but educators need to understand that they are fighting a culture of machismo in which their safe sex lessons may fall on deaf ears," said Fai, an expert who has seen the ravages of AIDS in Africa and around the world. "Sex education is a little easier in some of the industrialized nations, where people are more receptive to the need for safer sexual practices. In Africa, however, men are more conditioned to placing a high value on numerous sexual conquests, which places them in the high risk category regardless of whether they practice safe sex." According to the latest United Nations data, an estimated 33.3 million people worldwide had HIV in 2009, with 22.5 million of those living in sub-Saharan Africa. Fai believes that educators on the ground have to be as sensitive to culture as they are to imparting key information on safe sex practices. "Ignorance and poverty are the driving forces behind the epidemic in Africa," said Fai, author of the novel Habiba, My Habiba, a fictional account of life and romance in the AIDS ravaged countries in Africa. "Against that landscape, it is easy for men empowered by their own ignorance to say that it could never happen to them. That same thinking in the United States and other countries is what drove HIV and AIDS to high infection rates when the disease was first discovered. The only way to fight the culture of macho in Africa is to use the other aspect of life valued in African culture family. A mans worth is shown through the way he is able to take care of his family, and HIV infection is in direct contradiction to those values. If we stress the family unit, we have a better chance at fighting these record statistics." Thats why Fai, who has a Masters Degree in public policy and works for a not-forprofit advocacy group in Virginia, chose to use a novel instead of a non-fiction approach to educate people because he felt the cultural message might sink in better if he told a story instead of reciting statistics. "Statistics are an impersonal way of telling the story of the ravages of the AIDS epidemic," Fai added. "Numbers mean little in an area of the world in which many people have no clocks, cannot tell time in the traditional sense and place little value in what is shown on an Excel spreadsheet. However, telling a story of how HIV and AIDS can destroy lives and families is a more powerful way of communicating our message of safety and more conscientious sexual practices. Telling the cautionary tale in a manner in which the culture of the situation is represented and respected is the best way to change minds and hearts. Were fighting traditions and mores that have been in place for many generations. Studies and statistics may mean something in the West, but in Africa, they fall short. And frankly, we need to use every weapon we understand in fighting this disease. It is so imminently preventable. All we need is to reach people in a way that matters to them, and thats what Im trying to do." About Robert Fai:Robert Fai (www.bobdanierla.com) holds a Bachelor's Degree in economics and a Masters Degree in public policy. He has worked both in the African nation of Cameroon and in the United States with not-for-profits and advocacy groups.PAGE A-2 THESTAR OCTOBER 8, 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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Simpson First African American Inducted Into The Florida Press Hall Of Fame Notice of BidsNorthwest Jacksonville Community Development Corporation (NJCDC) Request for Proposal Sealed bids will be received by NJCDC, 1122 Golfair Blvd., 32209 until Noon, Monday November 7, 2011, and thereafter publicly opened and recorded at 2:00pm., Ed Ball Building, 214 North Hogan Street, Room #851. RFP Number: PHASE I Title: Demolition of several multi-family units on various scattered sites. Scope of work includes demolition, removal, disposal, and fill dirt. (1) Prior to demolition, all services such as water/sewer, electrical and gas shall be disconnected and removed from the equipment and structure(s) accordingly. The Contractor shall be responsible for coordinating with the service providers and performing all work necessary to assure that services are properly disconnected, closed and shut off. Sewer laterals and water lines serving the demolished structure(s) shall extend vertically to finished grade and shall be capped with an approved plumbing device. Erosion or sedimentation controls, when deemed necessary by the Housing Code Administrator, shall be installed prior to the start of demolition. (2) The Contractor shall be responsible for demolition of structures and disposal of all debris, material, and equipment in a permitted landfill and in accordance with applicable local and State laws. All raised curbing, structural supports, equipment pads, storage tanks, block or concrete foundation walls, retaining or support walls that extend or protrude below grade shall be removed at the time of de molition. (3) Upon completion of demolition, the Contractor shall provide any topsoil or clean fill dirt that may be needed to fill voids, depressions or holes that were created as a result of the demolition activities. The demolition site shall be compacted, graded and free of protrusions, demolition debris and abrupt edges. The goal is to create the desired topography, soil profiles and drainage patterns to support restoration efforts and to assure that the existing storm water system can be maintained after completion of the project. (4) E xisting grass, weeds and overgrowth shall be removed from the property prior to final restoration. The final restored site shall be free of voids and pockets and in a condition that is suitable for mowing with a push type mower.(5) All streets and sidewalks shall be protected during construction and swept clean upon completion of the project. Work performed under this scope of services shall be paid under a lump sum basis with progress payments payable in proportion to the percentage of work completed. Contracts will be awarded to t he lowest responsible bidder as quickly as possible; however, the bidder agrees to honor the bid for one hundred twenty (120) cale ndar days from the date of the bid opening. PHASEII Title: Rehabilitation of two multi-family quadaplex (8 doors). Please pick up specification packet from Florida Blue Print. Work performed under this scope of services shall be paid under a lump sum basis with progress payments payable in proportion to the percentage of work completed. Contracts will be awarded to the lowest responsible bidder as quickly as possible; however, the b idder agrees to honor the bid for one hundred twenty (120) calendar days from the date of the bid opening. PHASE III Title: Single Family New Construction. NJCDC will build 4 single family units. Plans and specification packets can be picked up from Florida Blueprint. Work performed under this scope of services shall be paid under a lump sum basis with progress payments payable in proportion to the percentage of work completed. Contracts will be awarded to the lowest responsible bidder as quickly as possible; however, the bidder agrees to honor the bid for one hundred twenty (120) calendar days from the date of the bid opening. For a detailed description of the project requirements, all interested Residential, Building or General Contractors will register their intent to review the project by emailing their company name, address, phone/fax numbers and the name of their company represent ative to the Executive Director northwestjaxcdc@gmail.com with Villages of North Point in the subject line. In Phase I, only one demolition contractor will be selected. In Phase II and Phase III, bids will be awarded to the lowest qual ified bidder per address. Bid prices may be held for up to 120 days. All bids must be submitted in accordance with the Project Plans and Specifications which will be available to purchase from Florida Blueprint (542 South Edgewood Avenue, Jacksonville, FL 32205, (904)388-7686) beginning Monday, October 10, 2011. The price per set of documents is: Phase I _$10.00_, and Phase II _$50.00_ a nd Phase III_$18.00 all of which is non-refundable. FEDERAL FUNDING: This Project will be funded partly or in total by the Federal Government. Therefore, Bidders must comply with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (24 CFR, Parts 1 and 2); Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968 (24 CFR, Part 115); Federal Labor Standards Provisions (HUD 4010); the Davis-Bacon Act; the Anti-Kickback Act; and the Contract Hours and Safety Standards Act. Bidders are advised to refer to the Federal Regulations, of these specifications for more infor mation. Bidders must submit with sealed bids Section 3 Proposal Form, Section 3 Business Application Certification (To Be completed by both the Contractor and Sub-contractor), Section 3 Economic Opportunities Plan (Appendix H), Tables A and Table B, Conflict of Inter est, Letters of Intent, List of Subcontractors and Shop Fabricators, Training and Apprenticeship Program Memo in accordance with 24 CFR, Part 135. All Bids must be made on the forms provided, properly executed, placed in an envelope and mailed or delivered in accordance wit h this Notice. PRE-BID MEETING: PRE-BID Walk Through: Meeting Date: October 18, 2011 `Meeting Date: October 21, 2011 Meeting Time: 2:30 p.m. Meeting Time: 8:30 a.m. 2:15 p.m. Meeting Location:Ed Ball Building Meeting Location: To Be Determined 214 N Hogan Street Room #851, Jacksonville, FL 32202 Bid specifications and contract terms will be available for pick up at Florida Blueprint at 542 Edgewood Avenue South Jacksonville, FL 32205, (904) 388-7686. 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JACKSONVILLE, FL ATWELL, Ida Pearl Lee, 89, died October 2, 2011. BARBIERI, Alfonso W., 58, died September 29, 2011. CAMPA, Eugene, died September 30, 2011. C.L. Page Mortuary, Inc. COLLIER, James Darnell, Jr., 37, died October 1, 2011. CRANFORD, Louise Herring, 90, died October 2, 2011. DELONEY, Richard, III, 41, died September 29, 2011. DUNN, Helen A., died September 30, 2011. GAFFNEY, John J., 76, died October 2, 2011. HARRIS, Franklin, died October 1, 2011. HICKS, Ophelia Lillie, died October 1, 2011. HILL, James, died September 26, 2011. HINES, Donald, died October 1, 2011. HOOK, Douglas, 85, died September 29, 2011. HOWARD, Henrietta, died September 29, 2011. JOHNSON, Sandra, 56, died September 28, 2011. JONES, Shirley M, died September 28, 2011. JONES, Trendyasa, 35, died September 28, 2011. C.L. Page Mortuary, Inc. KEMP, Rev. John Allen, died September 30, 2011. KINCHEN, Alice, 91, died October 1, 2011. LENTZ, Robert Ezra, Sr., 50, died September 29, 2011. LOWE, Willy, died October 2, 2011. McBRIDE, Robert, died September 27, 2011. MUSSELWHITE, Mary Davis Laffan, 93, died September 30, 2011. NELSON, Jeffery James, 62, died September 30, 2011. SANDERS Emma, died September 30, 2011. SMITH, Gayle, died September 26, 2011. SMITH, September Devore, died September 28, 2011. STALVEY Leonard Morris, 66, died September 29, 2011. STRICKLAND Susan, 62, died September 30, 2011. STROUD, Lucille, died October 1, 2011. SUNDEM, LCDR Scott T., died September 28, 2011. TAYLOR, Gary Lamar, 55, died October 3, 2011. WATSON, Lue A., 81, died October 2, 2011. WELDON, David, died September 26, 2011. WILSON, Eddie C., Jr., 53, died October 1, 2011. WILSON, John Scott, died September 29, 2011. WOODS, Nathaniel, died September 30, 2011. ~*~GEORGIA DEATHS ABLARD, Selby J., 68, died October 1, 2011. EVANS, Walter, 86, died October 3, 2011. FAIRLEY, Nancy, died September 27, 2011. FRAZIER, Thomas, died October 4, 2011. JOHNSON, Thelma, 92, died October 1, 2011. ROLAND, Eugene Talmadge, 83, died October 3, 2011. WHITE, Jere Field, Jr., 56, died October 3, 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 8, 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 ADVERTISING DEADLINE: ADVERTISING DEADLINE: For the Church Page For the Church Page Wednesdays @ 2:00 P.M. Wednesdays @ 2:00 P.M. (904) 766-8834 ask for Liz (904) 766-8834 ask for Liz or EMAIL: info@thefloridastar.com or EMAIL: info@thefloridastar.com DEATH NOTICES DEATH NOTICES Central Metropolitan C.M.E. Church4611 North Pearl St., Jacksonville, FL 32206 Ofc (904) 354-7426 Fax (904) 354-0934Rev. Marquise Hardrick, Pastor ~ Worship Service ~Sun Church School 9:30a.m. Sun Morning Worship -10:45 a.m. Tues Eve Bible Study 6:30 p.m. Wed Bible Study 12 Noon Wed Feeding Ministry 2:00 p.m. ANNOUNCEMENTS Lion of the Tribe of Judah Ministries, Inc. PASTOR Dr. Sirretta Williams (Temporary services held) 623 Beechwood St., Jacksonville, FL 32206 Sunday School.......10:00 a.m. ~ Sunday Worship .......11:00 a.m. Every 5th Sunday Friends and Family Day Wednesday Bible Study 7:00 p.m. Direct Phone: 904.866.7047 Office Phone: 904.356.4226 Seeing Beyond The Lifestyle To Save A Life Website: www.lottojm.com 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 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. EMANUEL MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH will be celebrating the First Anniversary of Pastor Thomas D.A. Blue, III starting on October 16th 30th with special night services on October 26th 27th. Emanuel Missionary Baptist Church is located at 1203 N.E. 8th Avenue, Gainesville, FL 32601 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 ElBeth-El Divine Holiness Church, located at 723 W. 4th Street, Jacksonville, FL 32209. Ask Us About OurALPHONSO WEST MORTUARY, INC.4409 Soutel Dr. Jacksonville, FL 32208 Tel: (904) 766-9671 Fax: (904) 766-2354 DIRECTORSDeborah West Alphonso West Jacqueline Y. Bartley If there had been a death in your family yesterday, what would you be doing today?FAMILY OWNED AND OPERATED Since 1988Pre-Need ForeThought Funeral Planning ProgramIm sorry to have to tell you this... 2011 Christian Womens ConferenceWHEN: Saturday October 8, 2011FREERegistration & Continental Breakfast 8:30am Praise Services 9:00am Speaker 9:30am Sis. Saundra Waldrop Lunch served at 12:15pmTHEME: CHRISTIAN WOMEN TAKING CHARGE OF CHANGE Rev. Will & Saundra Waldrop Mt. 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PAGE A-4 THE STAR OCTOBER 8, 2011 E kaabo (pronounced eh-kah-bow). Welcome.Librans Rule!Happy birthday (eko odun) to all my fellow Librans including Inez Asque, Jordanna Bradley, Janice Mungin-Bey, Renee Francis Lee, Bernard Bell, Charles Scantling, Robin Gundy, Saundra Morene, Maxine Lindsay, Freddie Iszard, Douglas Pollard, Larry Buchanan, Wayne Barlow, Carol Alexander Birthday milestone. Mrs. Inez Asque celebrated her 93rd birthday on September 29 at Crazy Fish Restaurant, Jacksonville Beach, Florida. Mrs. Asque was joined by daughter, Betty Asque Davis (You know shes BAD, shes BAD, come on, come on. And the whole worlds got to answer right now, just to tell you once again. Whos BAD? Apparently MJ knew!) and son-in-law, Carl Davis; granddaughter Michelle Davis Singleton, and great granddaughters Maria and Moira Singleton. Eko odun, Mrs. Asque. You are this weeks TALK OF THE TOWN! Farewell to a peace-loving fighter. Civil rights activist and author, Stetson Kennedy (October 5, 1916 August 27, 2011), was remembered in song and story at a memorial celebration on October 1, which was held on the grounds of Beluthahatchee Park, the site of his home and the Stetson Kennedy Foundation. It was a day of music and tribute for Kennedy who counted among his personal friends, famed author and anthropologist, Zora Neale Hurston and local environmental and cultural champion, Mavynee Betsch. Rodney Hurst (www.rodneyhurst.com), author of It Was Never About a Hotdog and a Coke and first recipient of the Florida Historical Societys Stetson Kennedy Award, read a proclamation from Senator Tony Hill, Florida Senate District 1. Kennedy Foundation board member, Alton Yates, beautifully sang Then My Living Will Not Be in Vain, a fitting tribute to Stetson, a man who exposed the terrorist activities of the Ku Klux Klan by going undercover to infiltrate the organization. Lucy Hurston, niece of Zora Neale Hurston, thrilled the crowd with her story of a chance meeting between her and Stetson. While attending a festival, a gentleman approached to tell her how much she resembled his good friend Zora Neale Huston. It was Stetson and a friendship with a Hurston of the next generation was born. The idyllic Beluthahatchee Park is located on State Road 13 in Fruit Cove. For more information about Beluthahatchee and the Stetson Kennedy Foundation visit their website at www.stetsonkennedy.com. Free Professional Hair Coloring. I had a nice visit at the Cream of Nature Innovation Salon the other day. Cream of Nature, a division of Colomer USA, was testing their hair colors and I took advantage of the free offer (TY for the heads-up, Ok Sun). I decided on medium brown, which was professionally applied by Toya Arce, Professor of Cosmetology at Florida State College at Jacksonville and cosmetology entrepreneur. I received a thumbs-up from Colomer USA staff Gina Clark, Marketing Specialist, Teneya Gholston, Marketing Manager, Cream of Nature, and Shawn Tollerson, Vice-President, Marketing, Colomer USA. Free salon services hair color, relaxers, and styling products are offered by appointment only. For more information contact Sadie Cox, Executive Assistant, Marketing at (904) 693-5363. The MOLES at Amelia Island, Paradise Found. Story and photographs, Betty Asque Davis. For the third occasion, the Columbia, South Carolina Chapter, The MOLES have selected Amelia Island for their Annual Labor Day Weekend. This was the groups 36th Annual Labor Day Weekend and special guests were their MOLE Sisters of The Jacksonville Chapter, along with their Mules. The Columbia, South Carolina MOLES chose the Omni Resort Amelia Island Plantation as the venue for the weekend. The resplendently dazzling weekend was launched with the Do Drop In Reception featuring the music of DJ Pops. At the reception, the Jacksonville MOLES attending the event were presented with lovely pashmina shawls. The shawls were all in the color green, of course! After a morning and afternoon of golf, Saturdays activities concluded with an Island Sparkle Gala, music by Affirmation. What a remarkably delightful evening! It was quite a delight to know that there were guests who had been to each of the Annual Labor Day weekends. It was very special to have the opportunity to chat with Congressman and Mrs. James E. Clyburn There were also several National Officers of The MOLES attending the weekend affair: National President, Dr. Carolyn Rudd Johnson and hubby Douglas Johnson; National Vice President, Mrs. Doris Asbury and hubby Thomas Asbury ; National Financial Secretary, Mrs. Betty Asque Davis and hubby J. Carl Davis, Sr.; National Publicity Chair, Mrs. Jodi Gallman (also co-chair of the fabulous weekend) accompanied by Dr. Burnett Gallman; and Immediate Past Courtesy Chairperson, Mrs. Madeline Scales-Taylor and hubby Howard Taylor. Jacksonville MOLES sharing the weekend with the Columbia, South Carolina MOLES were: Mesdames Gloria Belton (Ronald); Betty Cody (Dr. William Bill); Barbara Darby (John); Betty Asque Davis (J. Carl, Sr.); Patricia Hicks Harley (Langston); Jacquelyne Holmes (Dr. Wendell, Jr.); Gail Cole Mathis (Edgar L., Sr.); Ruby Newman (T.C.); Madeline Scales-Taylor (Howard Taylor); and Dr. Menia Speights (Henry). Talk of the Town! Talk of the Town! by Frances Bradley Volume Burks, Photographer Jacksonville Mules, seated, l-r: John Darby, Howard Taylor, Dr. Bill Cody, and Henry Speights. Standing, l-r: Langston Harley, Edgar L. Mathis, Sr., and J. Carl Davis Mrs. Inez Asque is the TALK OF THE TOWN! Moses Freeman, Dr. Harold Childs, Rodney Hurst, Sr., Ervin Norman Stetson Kennedy, October 5, 1916 August 27, 2011 "...and still I rise!" Moss covered cypress tree rising from Lake Beluthahatchee Carol Alexander, a member of the Board of Directors, Stetson Kennedy Foundation The floating lily pads looked like something from a fantasy. I had never seen anything like it! Lucy Hurston talks about the works of Stetson Kennedy and her aunt, Zora Neale Hurston Jacksonville Moles, front, l-r: Madeline Scales-Taylor, Gail Cole Mathis, Betty Cody, and Dr. Menia Speights. Rear, l-r: Patricia Harley, Betty Asque Davis, and Dr. Barbara Darby. Enjoying themselves are, l-r: the J. Carl Davises and the Howard Taylors Pretty in white, the Jacksonville MOLES are, l-r: Gloria Belton, Madeline Scales-Taylor, Dr. Menia Speights, Ruby Newman, Betty Asque Davis, Betty Cody, Gail Mathis, Patricia Harley, and Dr. Barbara Darby In the Colomer USA-Jacksonville offices: Gina Clark, Marketing Specialist; Teneya Gholston, Marketing Manager, Cream of Nature; Toya Arce, Professor of Cosmetology, FSCJ; Shawn Tollerson, Vice-President, Marketing, Colomer USA Moles and Mules, l-r: Patricia and Langston Harley, Gail and Edgar Mathis, Ruby and T.C. Newman National Officers and their Gentlemen: seated, Douglas and Carolyn Rudd Johnson (National President, the MOLES) with Carl and Betty Asque Davis (National Financial Secretary) Many came out in honor of Stetson Kennedy Moles and Mules, l-r: Gloria and Ronald Belton, Betty and Bill Cody John and Barbara Darby are casually elegant in white

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Nathaniel Glover to be Inaugurated as EWCs 29th PresidentJACKSONVILLE, Fla. Edward Waters College will inaugurate Nathaniel Glover on October 15, 2011 to officially commemorate his appointment as the 29th president. Glover, former sheriff of Jacksonville and Special Advisor to University of North Florida President John Delaney, began at EWC in May 2010 as interim president. On February 12, 2011, Glover was appointed as the permanent president at the annual spring Board meeting. Since his arrival, the College has re-stabilized its financial infrastructure, developed key partnerships with community organizations and has plans for expansion and curricula enhancements currently being developed. Inaugural events will include a symposium, luncheon, investiture ceremony, worship at St. Stephen AME Church, and a celebration pre-concert reception before the 10th Annual Fine Arts Benefit Concert at the Times Union Center. The investiture ceremony will take place at 2 p.m. in the Adams-Jenkins Community Sports and Music Complex and will be followed by a community reception at 4:30 p.m. For additional information regarding the inauguration events, contact (904) 470-8050 or (904) 470-8251. All events posted on EWCs Inauguration website, www.ewc.edu/inauguration, are open to the public. Around The Area Around The Area PAGE A-6 THE STAR OCTOBER 8, 2011 Edward Waters College Homecoming 2011Photos by L. J. Williams of Mark V photography

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

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Story by Sandy Neal, Freelance Writer & PhotographerFirst Comedy Sunday hosted by Focused on Comedy (Mrs. Dana Lewis) at Skyline Sports Bar and Lounge was the place to be this Sunday and every First Sunday if you want to get your laugh on. Host Tight Mike (Orlando, Florida) and the star of The Tight Mike Radio Show kicked off the show with headliner Rob Stapleton of the Bronx, New York. Rob is a favorite of BETs Comic View, Comedy Centrals Comic Groove, Starz Martin Lawrence Presents, HBO DefComedy Jam. Rob has also wrote for Tracy Morgan and his writing has appeared on Saturday Night Live. Clyde Gordon (Miami) was a guest of the show and he does Michael Jackson like Michael Jackson he was so funny and people if you miss Michael you need to hear this guy sing, you are in for a real treat. Antwon (Spunky) Robinson (Miami) a new comedian was hilarious he has a joke about the funny things that people eat (I will not spoil it but, you need to hear it for yourself), Nick Harvey and Billy Be both of Jacksonville, Florida were a part of the New Face Showcase with DJ Pack on the wheels of steel. To get tickets for the show every First Sunday contact Mrs. Dana Lewis @ 904-365-8816 or online at focusedoncomedy.net tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Skyline Sports Bar and Lounge 5611 Norwood Avenue Jax., FL 32218. You can also follow Mrs. Dana on twitter @focusedoncomedy. You can also follow Tight Mike @ Twitter.com/tightmikecomedy and on Facebook: Comic Tight Mike. See you next First Sunday. OCTOBER 8, 2011 THESTAR LOCAL FLORIDASECTION B Spunky Robinson Nick Harvey and guest from the show Clyde Gordon Rob Stapleton Billy Be Get Your Laugh On With First Comedy Sunday

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PAGE B-5 THE STAR OCTOBER 8, 2011 Jqogqypgtu"Hkijvkpi"Dcem Tkxgthtqpv"Guvcvg"vq"ugnn"cv"Cwevkqp Some financial advisors have told homeowners to move if they cannot pay their mortgage payments. The above home in Jacksonville on the river will sell at an auction through NYC based Concierge Auctions between October 29 and November 4, 2011, originally listed for $8.5 million, the starting bid is $2.495 million and the buyit-now price is $3.75 million. If you were the homeowner, would you leave since the value is down more than half of the original amount? Is the American dream of owning a home escaping us? What is going to happen to the 62 million plus American homes that are already foreclosed on, foreclosing or headed for foreclosure? How high will the final numbers rise to? Why isnt anyone doing anything about it? Whos afraid of Wall Street? Why is the heartbeat of American life being allowed to wither on the vine and die? Charles Ferguson accepting an Oscar for his documentary Inside Job, reminded us that after three years of a financial crisis caused by massive fraud, no indictments for the heist has been issued. But homeowners across these United States have had enough. Our most requested segment on the Ester Davis Show for the past four months has been on the foreclosures of homes. We have aired three separate shows, and the response from homeowners has been overwhelming. One with NACA (Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America); one with a veteran real estate broker on how to stay in your home and the final one, powerful courageous testimonies of homeowners who were in deep troubles with their homes which opened up a flood gate of disasterous far-fetched stories. Every solution was somewhat different. In listening to the homeowners there is no one size fits all. The range of variances and discrepancies is extensive. Homeowners across the country are definitely fighting back. In San Francisco recently, hundreds of angry fed up homeowners, renters, clergy stormed a major banks annual shareholders meeting demanding to talk about the failure to modify home loans and stop the foreclosures. Some modifications were taking more than two years to finalize. The homeowners alleged that some vital documents were lost, some had to be submitted three or four times. Homeowners in Florida have formed coalitions, are well organized and some of their demands have been met. There is a new program in place especially for Florida homeowners. These series of actions by homeowners have launched a national campaign. The New Bottom Line, organized by an alliance of community, faith-based and labor organizing groups. Among their requests is the return of the pocketed hundreds of millions in profits. Demonstrations are planned at other bank shareholder meetings and at banks headquarter locations. Homeowners are pointing out CEOs annual salaries at a time when families are hurting. And per one homeowners it is not an issue of business, its an issue of ethics. Look up shareholder meetings and get on board. A letter to the boards and your legislature will make a powerful statement going forward. By Ester Davis

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He is no Johnny-come-lately regarding paying his dues in the trenches of small, smoky clubs back east while getting his comic chops together. Hes been there, done that and is quick to concede that there are more whacks with the swing of the axe to put in on the tree before he can bring it down and claim success. Comedian/actor Kevin Hart has been on a row this past year and a half and has rightfully arrived at that coveted level of sold out shows and a hit movie which most would label super stardom! Harts Laugh At My Pain 2011 Tour raked in a whopping 15 million in ticket sales traveling to 90 cities. In Los Angeles, Hart broke Eddie Murphys long standing record of being the first Black comedian to surpass over 1.1 million at the ticket gate for a two night stand at the Nokia Arena. In June, Hart played to record ratings on TV as well, when he hosted this years 2011 BET Awards. The movie version of the tour has also broken records being one of less than five movies to gross two million dollars its opening week with a limited opening of only 97 screens via the AMC Theater Chain. In addition to the live stage show, the movie is part documentary with Hart taking his viewers back to his old Philly neighborhood. The film is funny from start to finish and Hart is well on his way to being the next top funnyman in Hollywood. When asked to describe his experience with the tour and the movie so far Hart exclaims with excitement, There is no describing it. Right now Im taken aback by the support Ive gotten from not only my tour but the film as well. My fans have really shown up in a way that I never saw it coming. Right now all I can say is its unbelievable. Now Im at a point where theatrically, as far as my film being released, I join the company of Richard Pryor, Eddie Murphy, Martin Lawrence and The Kings of Comedy as one of the only stand-up shows to be released theatrically and it is performing crazy. I mean Ive made six million dollars right now which is unheard of. Does Hart change up his material during the tour because you know he has some crazy experiences from city to city? He reflects, With life comes growth. So as an individual Ive grown and where theres growth for me, theres growth for my stand-up comedy. So I continue to try and propel myself to different levels of maturity and getting to a point where Im bringing across a different level of funny for my fans. The goal in my eyes is to separate myself from the pack. How do I continue to become an individual and share my life experiences with my audiences? I think Ive figured that out and Ive been doing a good job of it so far. Even though Hart has been in the business for a while, he keeps climbing higher and higher up the ladder where not too many of his peers cant say that. He features his immediate and extended family in the documentary parts of his film. How are they reacting to the success of the tour and film? Hart lights up, Aw man, my family? They are ecstatic with whats going on. They are ecstatic with where I am in my career and the fact that Im staying true to my roots and maintaining a level of sanity. Im still humble so none of this has gotten to me. Theyre all happy because of that. Im still the same cousin and nephew that they remember back when I was a kid. Regardless of your success, you have to stay true to your background and your upbringing and Ive done that thus far. If you havent seen the film, you must treat yourself to some of the funniest material on screen. Hightail it over to an AMC Theatre chain complex tonight! PAGE B-6 THESTAR OCTOBER 8, 2011ENTERTAINMENT Kevin Hart, Rising To Higher Levels!By Rych McCain, feedbackrych@sbcglobal.net Photo Courtesy of Viewpoint PR Kenny Love (Bio)Jazz recording artist Kenny Love has worn many hats in the musical arena -international radio/video promoter, media publicist, composer, producer, multiinstrumentalist, and vocalist. His foray into the world of music began at the age of four when, as he recalls, "A miniature trumpet was casually removed from my grasp (and lips) during preparation for a March of Dimes parade as a result of my having failed to cause it to transmit sound, although I was huffing and puffing quite professionally." This would later become the first instrument for which he received formal training and ultimately mastered. A native of Texas, Kenny received musical training from 1970-1976 while in elementary, junior high, and high school, eventually adding the bass guitar, strings, piano, and an extensive study of music composition to his repertoire. He also spent two years at Prairie View A&M University in Texas as a Music Education Major. At the completion of his sophomore year, he joined and spent four years in the Army, after which time he became an independent recording artist. Kenny performed with several bands in Texas and Germany over the years, including; The Lights of Soul (1976), Instant Function (1976-1978), Just Us & Duane (1982), High Rise (1984-1985), Nightwynd (1987), and The Wall of Jazz (2009). In 1984, he was signed by the notable major label R&B producer Aubrey "Skip" Gravatt, after Gravatt, also credited with having discovered disco queen Evelyn Champagne King, heard one of Kenny's studio recordings. The major label deal never materialized, however, due to Mr. Gravatt's untimely death. Kenny, subsequently, released several independent single recordings that received both international radio airplay and print media coverage. Kenny began his career as a radio/video promoter and media publicist in 1991 after successfully marketing, promoting, and publicizing his first recording independently that year. He retired in 2010 to return to his first loves of music composition and music production. Until 2011, he had released no albums as a solo artist, but did release three R&B/Dance singles as a solo artist, entitled "All Of My Love," and "Just Want To Dance (With You)," in 1991 and "Vampire Love" in 2003, all of which received international accolades. He has just released a 10-song compact disc titled "cAsE sEnSiTiVe" that is already enjoying radio airplay in the U. S. and abroad. The multi-talented, multifaceted entertainer serves on the "cAsE sEnSiTiVe" release as; composer, lyricist, producer, bassist, keyboardist, string player, and vocalist admits that he enjoys composing, recording and producing equally because each contains its own unique and separate element and experience. He describes his personal genre as a Jazz/World hybrid, stating "My sound was developed after I discovered the amazing 'colorization' that can be affected and executed via inverted 7th, 9th, and 11th chords within a musical composition." His musical influences include The Crusaders, George Duke, Stanley Clarke, Herbie Hancock, Lenny White, Earth Wind & Fire, and Donald Byrd. He readily admits that the best advice he's ever been given is "Don't sign with a major label," and says he is still assessing the worst advice. Kenny attributes his longevity and success in the music industry to "Taking the next breath, struggling, and survival though not necessarily in that particular order." Visit Kenny Love's website for more details at http://www.kennylovejazz.com Serving as producer, composer, bassist, pianist, and vocalist, Jazz recording artist Kenny Love's 10-song "cA.sE sEnSiTiVe" release has been entered in 8 nominating categories of the 54th GRAMMY Awards as welt as entered in this year's Independent Music Awards. Voyage to Serenity (Track #2) is the first radio single that begins an upward emotional trek with a tone piano and finalizing as an overlapping musical potpourri. Love brings listeners further through musically layered 'peak and valley' compositions that culminate in a Jazz/World/Fusion hybrid experience. cAsE sEnSiTiVe is also his first release in twenty years, as after releasing singles in 1991, he elected to represent other recording artists as a radio/video promoter and media publicist. Having also worked as music director, program host, and producer at several stations, he is excited to return to the artistry of his music career. "cAsE sEnSiTiVe" is being promoted/publicized worldwide as well as being distributed worldwide by Super D Distribution. Visit his website to discover amazing comments by stations and fans alike.Kenny Love cAsE sEnSiTiVe

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on Saturday October 08, 2011 at Prime F. Osborn III Convention Center, 1000 Water Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Call 904.630.4000 for any information. on Saturday, October 08, 2011 Riverside Arts Market, Jacksonville FL. For additional information call 904.389.2449. this Sunday, October 09, 2011, at 333 N. Laura Street Jacksonville, FL 32202. For additional information call 904.366.6911. Tuesday October 11, 2011 at The Jacksonville Landing, 2 Independent Dr. W., Jacksonville, FL 32202. Call 904.353.1188 for more information. this Tuesday, October 11, 2011 at Jacksonville Main Library, 303 N. Laura Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. For additional information contact 904.630.2665. on Wednesday October 12, 2011, Museum of Science and History (MOSH), 1025 Museum Circle, Jacksonville, FL 32207. Call 904.396.MOSH for any information. Wednesday October 12, 2011 at Florida Theatre, 128 E. Forsyth Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Call 904.355.2787 for more information. Thursday October 13, 2011 at Ritz Theatre and Museum, 829 N. Davis Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. For more information call 904.632.55555. on Friday October 14, 2011, at The Jacksonville Landing, 2 Independent Dr. W., Jacksonville, FL 32202 .Conatact 904.353.1188 for additional information. on Friday, October 14, 2011, at 1037 Hendricks Avenue, Jacksonville, FL 32207. For more information contact 904.398.3161. Nassau County, Florida. FOR INFORMATION AND SCHEDULING CONTACT GARY W. BELSON, Civilian Director of Training Operations & NRA Instructor, P.O. Box 1205-Yulee, FL 32041-1205. Phone: (904) 491-8358 Cell: (904) 476-2037 Fax: (904) 491-0563. E-mail: gbelson@bellsouth.net WebSite: www.TheBelsonGroup.com. Community ActivitiesPAGE B 2 THE STAR OCTOBER 8, 2011 THE ROGUES DEFEATED. Mr. Jones family hired us when he died. SITUATION: Mr. Jones was 86 with high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, and partial blindness. He lived in a two room shack on his 5 acres on the St. Johns River and his only source of income was a $600.00 monthly social security check. A rogue investor found him and loaned him $50,000.00 and took a mortgage on his property by telling him that no payments would be due. After a year when Mr. Jones became ill, the investor demanded payment unless he signed a contract to sell for $150,000.00. He signed. A rogue church member learned of the situation and offered a purchase contract for $175,000.00; he signed. LEGAL ENTANGLEMENT. The investor sued for foreclosure or in the alterative, to enforce his purchase contract; the church member sued to enforce her purchase contract. Then Mr. Jones died. His family hired us and the property went into probate. RESULT. Both purchase contracts were voided and cancelled; the foreclosure was delayed long enough to sell the property for fair market value and then the $50,000.00 loan was repaid without interest and the family received their inheritance. Some of this could have been avoided.PREPLANNING CAN HELP; WE CAN HELP! Make It Count History books do not give place to those who simply follow trends but to those who create them. We fly around the world today because the Wright brothers believed that manned flight was possible. Black people can ride the bus today and sit anywhere they want because Rosa Parks dared to be a trendsetter. We drink milk that is much safer now because Louie Pasteur created a new process that we call pasteurization. God created each of us to be unique. When we do not celebrate our uniqueness, we are doomed to repeat the sins of Adam and Eve. We will believe the lie that we are less than who we are. Satan told Eve, in his effort to tempt her, by eating this fruit you will be like God. The truth is, when they were created, the bible says that they were created in the image and likeness of God. In fact, as proof of their God-likeness, Genesis 1:26 says that they were given dominion over the earth. How much more like God can you be? When we are not convinced of our identity, we run the risk of being defined by cultural externals. Jacob was given that name because he grabbed his brother's heal on the way out of the womb. One innocent but infamous act left him labeled for most of his life. Because people reinforced the nature every time they called his name, he spent a good portion of his life living up to what they called him. Each time he was summoned they were summoning the trickster... the con man.. the heel grabber. It wasn't until his encounter with God that he was empowered with who he REALLY was. You shall no longer be called Jacob, but Israel; for as a prince you have prevailed with God. So often in my travels both as a motivational speaker and as a preacher, I hear people say that they want to be The Next.. (the next Kirk Franklin, the next T.D. Jakes, the next Juanita Bynum, the next Noel Jones etc etc.) God never created you to be a stereotype. Each of us was created as a prototype. Being a prototype means, being a trend setter. Being a stereotype may be easy and comfortable, but it doesn't allow you to leave a mark. We fly around the world today because the Wright brothers believed that manned flight was possible. Black people can ride the bus today and sit anywhere they want because Rosa Parks dared to be a trendsetter. We drink milk that is much safer now because Louie Pasteur created a new process that we call pasteurization. One key component for becoming a trend setter is a willingness to deal with ridicule. Too often we take the pathway of least resistance. It is easy and comfortable but it doesn't cause you to leave a mark. I remember back in high school, my step-dad developed diabetes. His sickness caused him to lose his job and the weight of all the bills fell on my mom. She had to use all her resources to keep the lights on and a roof over our head. So naturally me having the most up to date clothes was not a huge priority. And by all means $60 sneakers were not an option. The only way I got Nikes or Pumas or Converses, was if they were handed down to me from my older cousin or my older brother. The same thing went for clothes. In middle school when my dad first developed the disease, I either had to wear highwater pants and too small shirts to school or wear the one thing I had a lot of that fit... Church Clothes. Because the kids picked at me harder when I wore high waters, I opted to wear my church clothes instead. Yea I got picked at and talked about. But it wasn't nearly as bad. I will admit it did hurt. It hurt a lot. I cried many days asking God why I couldn't have what the other kids had. When my older brother (step brother) moved in in the latter part of my junior high years, he empowered me in a way that I have never shared before until now. I pray he reads this article because I want to pause and say thanks for what he did for me (unknowingly). My brother was so different. His style of dress was amazing. He didn't wear what everyone else wore. His style was a smooth dressy casual look. He didn't look like everyone else, but people ALWAYS admired how clean his look was. I admired him so much that sometimes I went in his room when he left for school and borrowed his clothes. I wanted to be just like my big brother. Before long, it gave me the courage to wear my church clothes with pride. I had started playing the piano for churches at the age of 12 or 13 so I could have money to eat lunch each week and get my clothes. I bought clothes like his. I no longer wanted to look like the other kids. What started as ridicule turned into respect because I carried a new confidence in who I was. It is so amazing to me when I go on Facebook from time to time and people from high school share with me the respect they had for me over the years. One person told me, Yea, I picked at you back in the day and called you church boy. But the truth be told I couldn't help but respect you. I didn't understand it back then, but you dared to be different. Now look at where you are in life. This article is for everyone who has been told you have to live your life dancing to the beat of the drum. I am challenging you to create your own bandyour own sound that has its place in this symphony called life. It may be hard sometimes. But, I am telling you today it's okay to B.U. A mild infectious disease cause by a small bacteria resulting from a scratch by a cat. It is not contagious from person to person. More than only family member can be infected at one time. Skin; lymph glands. Both sexes, all ages. A lump, with or without pus or fluid, which starts on the scratched skin 1 to 2 weeks after the cat scratch. Swollen lymph glands near the affected area. Low fever of99F to 101F (37.2C to 38.3C). Fatigue. Headache. A bacterium carried on eat's claws. The infection spreads to lymph glands near the scratch by way of lymphatic vessels. Owning or handling cats. Teach children to respect animals and not provoke them. Don't pick up strange cats. Self-care. Doctor's treatment. Surgery to drain the lymph gland, if it contains pus Your own observation of symptoms. Medical history and physical exam by a doctor. Tell your doctor of any cat scratches in the previous 2 weeks. Eye inflammation, encephalitis, hepatitis (all rare). Spontaneous recovery within 3 weeks. It is not necessary to isolate the ill person because the disease is not transmitted from person to person. It should not be necessary to destroy the cat. Consult your veterinar ian. Your doctor may prescribe antibiotics, although their effectiveness is not proven. -Rest in bed until fever subsides and energy returns. Resume your normal activities gradually. No special diet You have symptoms of cat-scratch fever. A swollen lymph gland becomes painful and red. This may indicate that a doctor should open and drain the infected gland. Health Notes Announcements, meetings, happenings, and community events scheduled in Jacksonville and the surrounding area REAL LIFE STORIES

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OCTOBER 8, 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 October is National Cyber Security Awareness MonthIt is an important time for parents to ensure they are aware of where and when their children are surfing the Web. AT&T is offering the following internet safety tips to help ensure that families continue to have the safest internet experience possible. Understand your childrens computer habits. Evaluate when and how they are using the computer. Talk to your children about appropriate and inappropriate online Web sites and activates. Teach your children to never share their name, address, phone number, school name or any information about their family while online. Teach your children not to talk to strangers online. Kids should be just as suspicious of a stranger online as they are of strangers in public places. Determine what tools are available for monitoring childrens activities and then conduct an assessment of what your children are doing online. Find out what parental controls are available on your computer and cell phones, and determine if there is a cost. For example, AT&T has parental controls services on cell phones like Smart Limits for Wireless, and AT&T internet services for your computer that allow you to: oCreate customized profiles for the entire family oBlock access to specific services such as e-mail, messenger chat groups, music and message boards oProvide permission slips that allow children to request access to unauthorized Web sites and parents get to be the judge oUse tamper controls that alert you if children attempt to change the settings oControl access seven different ways: Web filter, e-mail, messenger, online, timer, permission slips, and weekly report cards that detail your childrens online activities Place the computer in a public area of the house where children are less tempted to visit sites that are off limits.

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OCTOBER 8, 2011 PREP RAP PR 2 Jacksonville Goes to College Week What: Superintendent Ed Pratt-Dannals proclaims October 9 16, 2011 as "Jacksonville Goes to College Week." To kick-off the event, all Duval County public high schools will host activities to help students prepare for college. Monday Students will kick-off their week of activities with SAT and ACT registration in the school's Media Center..Tuesday School counselors will visit Ft. Caroline and Arlington middle schools during their lunches, showcasing the school's International Baccalaureate and Career Academies;. Wednesday Sophomores and juniors will be taking the PSAT;.Thursday Students will take part in college admissions and scholarship writing exercises;.Friday Students and staff will represent their favorite college or university by wearing the school's colors;.Saturday The "Jacksonville National College Fair" will be held at the Prime Osborne Convention Center. More than 150 college representatives will be on hand to answer questions from students and parents. There will also be several information sessions scheduled to cover a variety of topics such as Bright Futures, financial aid, college planning and much more. All students are encouraged to log onto www.gotomyncf.com prior to attending the "Jacksonville National College Fair" to register. For more information, please visit www.jaxcollegefair.org or contact the school's counselor.When:Monday, October 10 Saturday, October 15Where:Monday Friday Duval County public high schools Saturday Prime Osborn Convention Center, 1000 Water St., Jacksonville, FL 32204 -Admission is free and parking is $5. REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR JAXKIDS BOOK CLUBCalling All 4 Year Olds!JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Registration for the JaxKids Book Club is now open through the end of May 2012, or while supplies last. Children in Duval County who turned four by Sept. 1, 2011 and will enter kindergarten in 2012 are eligible to join the book club. Members receive a set of 12 books written about Jacksonville to encourage family reading, vocabulary-building and excitement for learning to read. They also get a T-shirt, a set of alphabet flash cards and a coloring book. Children who are currently enrolled in the Voluntary Prekindergarten program are automatically registered through a partnership between the Jacksonville Childrens Commission and the Early Learning Coalition of Duval. Parents of all other 4 year olds can register online at www.jaxkids.net. Look for the JaxKids Book Club logo on the home page. More than 8,300 new members are already in enrolled in the book club. The book club is sponsored by the City of Jacksonville, Florida Blue/Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida, the Boeing Company, JM Family Enterprises/Southeast Toyota Distributors, LLC, Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust, LLC, the Jacksonville Jaguars, Ltd., CSX and the Early Learning Coalition of Duval.Magnet Review Process to begin WHAT: Duval County Public Schools is starting a community review process of the Magnet program Priority One designation. A community working group of 40-45 representatives will be established to review information and develop possible options and/or recommendations for the Superintendent to consider. Changes to current procedures may require a public hearing and vote at the December School Board meeting. All meetings are open to the public and begin at 6 p.m. Tuesday, October 11 at LaVilla School of the Arts, 501 North Davis Street, 32202 Tuesday, October 18 at LaVilla School of the Arts, 501 North Davis Street, 32202 Thursday, November 3 at Darnell-Cookman Middle/High School, 1701 North Davis St. 32209

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OCTOBER 8, 2011 PREP RAP PR 3 Family Fire Safety ChecklistDo you have smoke detectors on every level of your home? Test them monthly. Change the batteries at least once a year. Do you know two or more ways out of the house? Never use elevators (stairs are much safer) if there is a fire. Have you picked a place to meet the rest of your family once you are all out of the house? Once you are out of the house, stay out of the house. Dont touch matches, lighters or candles. They are for adult use only. Cook in the kitchen only when an adult is helping you. Smoke rises. If there is a fire, stay low: crawl under the smoke. Fire Safety Matters !STOP, DROP AND ROLL! Hey, you sound like that other bear. What's his name? Smokey! Yeah, that's it. Do you know any firefighters? Everyone likes to talk to them about their jobs. It's fun to visit the firehouse or have firefighters come and talk at school. They like to talk about preventing fires and display pieces of their equipment. Three safety messages that firefighters share with students are: house. E E E N LS F M K I I R SOsmoke alarms safety firefighter escape plan stairs sprinklers fire truck firehouse smoke hose fire hydrant ladder Read our fire safety and prevention words scattered about this puzzle. Notice the letters already placed in the puzzle. Use them to help you fit the fire words into the puzzle. 1 23 4 Firefighters Keep Us Safe! Why do you think firefighters need to keep in good physical shape? Because they: 1. climb __________ 2. carry __________ 3. fight __________ 4. use heavy __________ How do fire fighters stay in top physical condition? They: 1. get enough __________ 2. __________ every day 3. __________ a healthy diet 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8910 1112 13 14 151617 18 1920 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 282930 313233343536 To stay strong, we like to work out lifting these: Uuhhhh! Arrrrgghhh! 17 1 2 3 equipment ladders people fires exercise sleep eat Millions of people go hiking and camping each year? 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OCTOBER 8, 2011 THE STAR PR 4 P P R R E E P P R R A A P P Duval County School Meeting Public CommentsOctober 4, 2011Exceptionalism with TruthCivilization is not contingent on, but dependant on education for mans continuous development, for more harmonious, diverse and enriched human beings. Accordingly, I come not with recrimination but to enlighten. After my statement on the socalled Intervene Schools as being failing schools that was refuted, I reiterate that the Intervening Schools are failing schools. To deny the schools are failing is to have and accept low expectations for those students, are mean spirited. The only reason falling schools words is not used as fact, is that it would open the flood gates for legal claims, for parents that have a child assigned to a failing school. Incidentally most of those students are black. As importantly, we fail to assign more of the blame of our condition on the contemporary Black Leaders, to wit, scholars, professors, preachers, legislators, and organizations and the inactions of people like me Qualified scholars and professors unable to submit a comprehensible educational and economic plan to advance its people. Same highly educated people allowing preachers to exploit, betray misguide with wretched messages in the name of Jesus, claiming they are men of God. A Chimpanzee with a bible could provoke far more critical thinking and be more caring than many preachers. Legislators we celebrate ignore all the needs of their electorate to accommodate the benefactors, their masters, that selected them, and then we elected them. Organizations local leaders mostly view their roles as self serving and popularity, and consider the condition of their people as inconsequential. People like me, failure to take action that allows our leaders to betray us. Absent a sudden turnaround of blacks we will continue to implode, and be consumed, (as the preacher got them) waiting for the rapture. I continue to advocate that Professor Willie McCullough be given some role in tutoring some of the many students that finds it so difficult to improve, in spite of the resources presently employed. While there is no inoculation to make students smart, Professor McCulloughs teaching will! Thank you, Edward Exson, Sr. Duval County School Board Meeting Highlights 10-4-2011Below are the highlights of the October 4, 2011 board meeting: Board Approves Resolution to Help Students Better Understand Those Living with Disabilities The Superintendent and School board passed a resolution recognizing Disability History and Awareness Weeks the first two weeks in October. During the observation, students will learn about the history of disability laws as well as learn sensitivity. There are approximately 362,000 students with disabilities in Floridas K-12 educational system. Out of more than 125,000 students in Duval County, approximately 21,000 are in exceptional education programs and are served by more than 1,500 exceptional teachers. Board Designates October 9 -16, 2011 as Jacksonville Goes to College Week Superintendent Ed Pratt-Dannals designated October 9 16, 2011 as Jacksonville Goes to College Week. To kick off the event, all Duval County high schools will host activities to help students prepare for college. Students will spend the week registering for the SAT and ACT; taking the PSAT (sophomores and seniors) in the schools Media Center; participating in admission and scholarship letter writing exercises; and learning more about scholarship opportunities. The event will culminate on Saturday, October 16 with the Jacksonville National College Fair that will be held at the Prime Osborne Convention Center from 9 a.m. 1 p.m. The event is free, parking is $5. Superintendent Pratt-Dannals also recognized State Farm, Jack Hanania and Stein Mart for donating to the Read It Forward Jax campaign. The donations received for Read It Forward Jax are assisting students with access to important online programs, as well as classroom libraries in several schools. Board Denies Seven Charter School Applications and Defers KIPP Applications Seven charter school applications were denied by the board. The schools included: Aspire Prep Academy, Bringing Exceptional Students Together (B.E.S.T), Duval Charter School of Science and Technology, Florida Virtual Academy, Lucious and Emma Nixon Academy of Technology and Sciences, Marcus Garvey Academy and Renaissance Virtual Charter School of Duval. The schools being recommended for denial each failed some portion of their applications. The KIPP school applications have been deferred to the November 1 board meeting, with a board workshop on October 18 to continue discussion on the applications. Board Passes a Resolution for New Town Success Zone The board passed a resolution unanimously recognizing the New Town Success Zone (NTSZ) located at the east end of Kings Road. It is the citys first childrens initiative and is designed to empower adults and children residing in the area. Improvements in the NTSZ are taking place already in after school programs at S. P. Livingston Elementary School and Eugene Butler Middle School, which have been expanded and transformed. The Building our Limitless Dreams (B.O.L.D.) program operated by the Boys and Girls Clubs was added; and, United Way choose Eugene Butler as the 7th Achievers for Life Program site with a $1 million gift from Oscar Munoz, CSX Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer, and his wife, Cathy. The program was introduced to Jacksonville in 2007 with the purpose of reflecting the citys unique cultural, geographic, and economic character. Board Adopts New Teen Dating Policy to End Violence or Abuse The board approved a new policy required by state law that all districts put a policy in place to protect students from violence or abuse when dating. The board believes that all of its students should have an educational setting that is safe, secure, and free from dating violence or abuse of any kind. The policy puts a number of procedures in place for both students and teacher to report incidents of violence or abuse. The district will not tolerate any form of teen dating violence or abuse as defined in the policy. The district prohibits teen dating violence by any student: 1. on school property; 2. during any school-related or schoolsponsored program or activity; or during school-sponsored transportation This new policy goes into effect immediately.

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Crime and Justice Crime and JusticeA Publication of the Florida Star and Georgia StarOCTOBER 8 2011 THE STAR C&J 1 As an African American newspaper, we basically report on offenses committed by African Americans. Please note that in our observations, weekly reports show that African Americans DO NOT commit the largest percentage of criminal offenses in this area. Man Gets Killed Trying to Help Others in Crash A truck driver had been killed after pulling over to help victims of a crash accident. James Collier, 37, had stopped his truck after coming across an accident around 2 a.m. He tried to assist the victims and even put on a reflective vest to have other drivers drive around them, until he was hit by a car that tried to avoid the crash and hit him instead. Colliers nephew was asleep in Colliers truck, but was awakened by police only to hear that his uncle was dead. Collier was very close with the family of his nephew and they are having a difficult time with his death. They have also said they were not surprised about him dying trying to help another out. The driver of the car that hit Collier was 60-year-old, Dennis Ruddoi. Investigators are trying to determine whether alcohol was involved and charges are pending. Retired Police Officer Shoots and Kills Son During an ArgumentA retired police officer was arrested after shooting and murdering his own son after a heated argument. Timothy Allen Davis Sr., 47, was arguing with his son, Tim Davis Jr., 22, about custody arrangements for his 3-year-old son. The argument began after Davis Jr.s ex-girlfriend took the child and left the home. Davis Sr. tried to tell his son that he needed to turn the issue over to the courts for them to handle. His son started to curse at his father and also tackled and punched him. Davis Sr.s wife, Tarsha Davis, eventually broke up the fight, but it did not end there. Police were told by Davis Sr.s 9year-old daughter that she saw him walk out of the house with a bloody mouth. He had walked out to retrieve his .38calibre handgun from his car and when he returned, he shot his son in the chest. After witnessing the shooting, the daughter ran to where her mother was who had also heard the gunshots. Police received calls from Tarsha Davis who was panicking over the phone, while her daughter was screaming in the background. When police arrived, Davis Sr. was found with his arms around his son. He admit to the killing and that he had lost it during the argument he had with his son. Davis Jr. was taken to the hospital, but did not survive. Davis Sr. said he loved his son and didnt mean to kill him. He was arrested and charged with first-degree murder. Davis Sr. retired in 2006 as a lieutenant after working in the police force for 18 years. He has had an outstanding history during his career and his performance was described as stellar. He retired after a severe knee injury and later became the owner of three childcare facilities. The spokeswoman for the Department of Children and Families are reviewing the case to determine his standing in ownership of the three day care centers he ran and operated. Also his son was a former high school football star and played as a defensive lineman for the University of Alabama. Neighbors and other people who have known Davis Sr. for a long time are in disbelief as he was described as being the perfect father. Tim Davis Sr. Tim Davis Jr. James Collier

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OCTOBER 8, 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. Is Your Home Vulnerable To Burglary? Is your home safe from burglars and thieves? Or are you courting them with obvious security lapses and poor planning when youre away? More than 2 million homes were burglarized in the United States last year alone. Moreover, more than 60 percent of all residential burglaries took place during the day, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The average burglary results in a loss of more than $2000 of property, not to mention the loss of peace of mind and security when youre home. But a few simple precautions can keep your home safe while youre away: Lock your doors and windows. Burglars usually dont have the fancy tools seen on television -pliers, screwdrivers and crowbars typically do the trick. Having strong locks on front doors, and keeping ground-level windows locked when youre not home, are two easy ways to deter the average burglar. Make sure your home is well lit. Better yet, use motion-sensing lights that come on when movement is detected. Theyll keep you from having to fumble your way to a dark door. Lights, indoors and out, should also be on a timer when youre away. Evaluate your homes surroundings. Dont inadvertently make it easy for burglars to hide. Keep landscaping neatly trimmed to eliminate hiding places around the house. And careless placement of tools in the backyard, such as ladder, can be used by the burglar to break-in. So be sure to always store tools properly and in secure locations. Keep up appearances. Make sure to stop all newspaper deliveries and have the post office hold your mail when you are away. Also, keep your grass watered and cut, along with other landscaping if you are gone for an extended period. Your Safety Would you like to stay connected with your loved ones on lock down in jail, or prison? Anyone gone but not forgotten that you want to encourage? Get connected and keep a CONNECTION through our new CONNECTION spot. Call, Write, Email, or Fax to us titled: CONNECTION $10 3 lines of text only (Total 18 words) With PICTURE included $25. Contact G @ 904-766-8834 or Email G@thefloridastar.com send all correspondence to P.O. Box 40629, Jacksonville, FL 32203 Home Invasion Victim Shoots One Burglar While Others Get AwayA man had been approached by three men, but he was not who they were looking for. As they got away, the man managed to shoot one of them. The 24-year-old victim was at his home when three men kicked down the door looking for his roommate. When he told them that his roommate was not home, they left and ran. That is when he grabbed a gun to shoot one of them in the back of the head. The suspect fell to the floor, but the two other suspects continued to run. The suspect that shot was taken to a hospital for treatment. Police were searching for the other two suspects and were assisted by air and K-9 units. An elementary and middle school were also locked down for at least an hour until they found the suspects. Antonio Hudson, 20, was arrested and charged with armed burglary and aggravated assault. The other suspect was 16 years old and was charged with armed burglary. He was also put in custody of Youth Services. Police have recovered the van they believed the suspects have used for transportation. Investigators also believe that the incident was drug-related. Antonio Hudson Register Your Emergency ContactIn Florida, you are given the privilege of notifying anybody, such as family members, if you are ever to get into an accident. The Emergency Contact allows you to submit two contacts to who you want to be notified in case of an emergency. This will have authorities to assist the injured in connecting with loved ones right away. So far, more than 5 million Floridians have already registered their emergy contacts with the Florida Department of Highway Saftey and Motor Vehicles. This program was launched in 2006 to allow people to have emergency contacts that law enforcement officals can access, so that family members may receive quick notification of whatever emergencies that may occur. It is always important to have family members to know of your situation than not know at all. Signing up is quick and convenient. You can register from your home or at work through the internet at www.flhsmv.gov/eci and at any driver license office in the state. There is also no cost in registering.

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OCTOBER 8, 2011 THE STAR C&J 3Bizarre Crimes Bizarre Crimeswho, what, when...huh? Other Unusual Crimes Across the Nation Man Hires Killer for $10,000, Instead Killer Goes to Police A man had been arrested for trying to hire someone to kill a man that he got into a fight with during a youth sports game. Larren Wade, 35, had hired a man to kill someone that he had fought with a week before for $10,000. Wade was angry for being attacked and wanted the man killed. Instead of carrying out orders, the informant contacted police about the plot. He told them that he had planned to meet Wade that afternoon. He was going to be paid $2,200 to repair his car, which was also the first installment of the $10,000. The informant worked with the detectives so that they could monitor conversations in the next meeting that the informant had with Wade. Wade had given the informant a gun in the next meeting and instructed him in how he wanted him to proceed with the murder. Wade repeatedly told him if he couldnt do it that he would do it himself. Wade was soon arrested and detectives also discovered that the gun was stolen during a residential burglary a month before. This was not the first time Wade had been arrested. Reports say that he has been convicted of at least nine felonies, mainly drug-related charges. Man Goes to Meet Woman From Facebook Who Starts Shooting at Him Christopher Harris said he usually used Twitter, but when he went back on Facebook recently for just two days, he met someone and both agreed to meet each other. When Harris went to meet his date, he didnt find a woman but a man standing at the end of a dimly lit, dead-end street. The man pulled out a gun and started to shoot at him. Harris said that he had watched James Bond the day before and with that in mind, he put the car in reverse and stepped on the pedal. As he tried to pull out of the situation, he hit a fence and slammed the rear end of his car into a tree. Harris successfully got away and called police to report the incident. Officers logged onto Facebook to find the profile of the woman that Harris was suppose to meet, but the profile had been already deleted. Im not going back to Facebook...Im staying on Twitter. Stuff like that dont happen on Twitter, said Harris. He is hoping that police or anybody with any information help him in tracking down the man who created the fake Facebook page. Men Caught with Meth of Bright Blue and Pink Color Canton, TXPolice tried to pull over a vehicle that was being driven recklessly by 30-year-old, Camera Neal Holden. Holden got off an exit and threw two bags out of the vehicle. Police found three pounds of methamphetamine and nearly an ounce of marijuana. One of the bags of meth was bright blue and the other was bright pink. Holden and his passenger, Kinte Garner, 34, were arrested. Investigators say that colored meth is gaining more and more popularity among drug users. They also believe that the pink and blue color is used to target younger crowds as well. The street worth of the meth confiscated is estimated to be about $30,000 to $45,000. Man Brings Gun to Courthouse After Being Told To Do So By Clicks Francois Brown, 39, entered a courthouse but was stopped at the checkpoint. Security found a loaded .40-caliber Smith & Wesson handgun and six boxes of ammo, totaling up to 133 bullets. Brown told security that he didnt have any identification and that he was a police officer. Police arrived and Brown was taken to the Sheriffs Office where he was questioned. He admit that he wasnt a police officer, but he brought the gun to the courthouse after receiving communications. He said he knew he shouldnt have brought a gun with him to the courthouse, but he said that he was receiving communication through clicks in his throat, which he was following. The clicks were counting down to something bad, telling him he had to bring the gun and that he would shoot only if told to do so. He was arrested and being held in lieu of $75,000 bail. Larren Wade Calvin Harris Toddler Fires Shotgun During Mothers Drug Deal Marietta, GAShania Sutherland, 28, was in a blue minivan with her two children, ages 3 and 5. The van was driven by Leah Porter, 28, who drove to the parking lot of a Rite Aid drug store. They waited until the dealer, Brandon Donahue, 30, pulled up next to them. Sutherland and Porter got out of the van to negotiate the scale of prescription medications with Donahue in his vehicle. While the negotiation was taking place, a shot was fired from the van. The children were playing with a loaded 12-gauge Mossberg shotgun in the van and the trigger was pulled. Sutherland jumped out of the car and pulled her children out of the van. Porter then got into the van and drove off alone. Police arrived after a call was made by a passerby who heard the gunshot. Sutherland ran into the Rite Aid and Police approached Donahue who had Sutherlands two children in the back seat. When Sutherland was approached by police, she gave them a false name and date of birth. Donahue was arrested for obstruction. Sutherland was arrested for giving false information, obstruction, and using a cell phone in the illicit sale of drugs. Porter was stopped a few miles away and was arrested for reckless conduct. Sutherland Porter Donahue

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OCTOBER 8, 2011 THE STAR C&J 4 Criminal Line-Up Criminal Line-Up MOST WANTED Name: Quinton Prince Age:24 Offense: Aggravated Fleeing of Law Enforcement Officer Name: Kizzy L. McFadden Age:33 Offense: Resist Law Enforcement Officer Name: Ladravious LatrellEvans Age: 26 Offense: Robbery with Gun/Deadly Weapon Name:James Earl Robinson Age: 27 Offense: Felony Battery Name: Vanderick Age: 21 Offense: Robbery with Gun/Deadly Weapon Name: Edward D. Wilkins Age: 30 Offense: Grand Theft Motor Vehicle 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: Paul Leandre Azore Offense:Lewd Lascivious 12-15 Name: Earl Baker Offense: Lewd Lascivious conduct under 16 Name: Harry Truman Ball Offense: Unlawful Sexual Activity 16/17 Name: Miciah William Banks Offense: Kidnapping Name: Joseph Lee Balkcom Offense:Sexual Battery/No Injury Name: Jericho Deangelo Austin Offense: Lewd Lascivious under 16 MISSING PERSONS Name: Altorick Barosy Age: 15 Weight: 140 lbs Last seen: 9/27/11 Name: Tracy Ann Cox Age: 17 Weight: 125 lbs Last seen: 9/15/11 Name: Joshua Collin Ellis Age: 16 Weight: 115 lbs Last seen: 8/30/11 Name: Sharde Scott Age: 17 Weight: 145 lbs Last seen: 9/7/11 Name: Shelbi Lawan Evans Age: 16 Weight: 140 lbs Last seen: 8/24/11 Police Looking for BurglarOn Saturday, September 24, 2011 in the early morning hours, approximately multiple vehicles were burglarized in the Westland Station subdivision, located on the westside of Jacksonville. Various electronics were taken. The above video shows a white male looking into a vehicle using a flashlight.