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A Duval County jury awarded Derrick McCants and his two minor children $5.87 million dollars for the death of Shannon McCants, his wife and mother of the two McCants children. Shannon was shot multiple times on November 20, 2006 while working as a supervising pharmacist at Shands Jacksonville Medical Center. The lawsuit alleged that the Wackenhut Corporation was negligent in its provision of security services at Shands. Wackenhut was a supplemental security provider to the Shands Medical Center at the time of the incident. The jury allocated fault between Shands and the Wackenhut Corporation. The Law Firm of Austin & Austin said they will seek to enforce this verdict especially since the company did not settle this claim years ago. A father faces attempted murder charges after stabbing his son multiple times over several items that were missing in their home. According to a police report, lima beans is one. The 54-year-old father, Donald Wynn, was arrested Friday morning at their home. Mr. Wynn had been estranged from his son, 26-year-old Donald Gilley, until recently. Both are now living together. Wynn made a statement to the authorities that he accused his son of stealing personal items from him, including a can of lima beans. Wynn said he and his son got into a heated argument which caused him to loose his head and attack his son with a knife. When officers and Fire Rescue arrived at the home, Gilley had wounds in his abdomen, upper chest and lower abdomen from a pocket knife that belongs to his father. FBI agents are investigating the death of a newborn baby found aboard a Carnival cruise ship that returned to Port Canaveral on Saturday. The FBI's Evidence Response Team was activated that morning when the ship returned to its Florida base. FBI is working with port authorities to investigate. Palm Beach authorities say, "We received preliminary information of a deceased newborn on the vessel (the Dream) and we are investigating the matter." www.thefloridastar.com Looking for customers to patronize your business or utilize your services? If you answered YES, then you need to place an ad in The Florida Star or Georgia Star! CALL 904/766-8834 to place your ad TODAY!! Check, Money Order, or Credit Cards Accepted ad@thefloridastar.com NORTHEAST FLORIDAS OLDEST, LARGEST, MOST READ AFRICAN AMERICAN OWNED NEWSPAPER I N S I D E Opinion/Editorial............A-2 Church...........................A-3 Talk of the Town...............A-4 Around the Area............A-6 National News.............B-6Florida/Georgia...B-1& B-3 Columns........................B-2 Sports...........................B-4 Crime & Justice..(A).C&J-1-4 Prep Rap...........(B).PR-1-4 Classified & Business... B-7 Presorted Standard U.S. Postage Paid Jacksonville, FL Permit No. 3617 OCTOBER 22 OCTOBER 28, 2011 VOL. 61 NO. 28 50 CENTS An Award Winning Publication, serving you since 1951. Rated AŽ by the Better Business Bureau Wish to give us a News Story? Call (904) 766-8834 or Send it to: info@thefloridastar.com Read The Florida and Georgia Star Newspapers. Listen to IMPACT Radio Talk Show.WWW.thefloridastar.comStill the peoples choice, striving to make a difference. Cant Get to the Store Have The Star Delivered The Florida Star P. O. Box 40629 Jacksonville, FL 32203 The Florida Star, The Georgia Star! Impact Radio AM1360 (904) 766-8834 SINCE 1951 The man who ruled Libya as a brutal dictator for 42 years before being pushed out by rebels is dead. Muammar Gaddafi was killed as revolutionary forces overwhelmed his hometown. There were celebrations in the streets in cities throughout Libya. People are firing guns in the air in celebration and there are chants that God is great. This is a sign of relief for most Libyans. They were afraid if Gaddafi remained at large he would start a Gorilla war against them,Ž stated Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as she was interviewed by a Texas TV station. Ruling Libya for more than 40 years, Gaddafi was wanted by the International Crime Court on charges of ordering the killing of civilians. Reaction from around the World leaders past and present react positive to reports from Libya that Muammar Gaddafi had been captured. Needs Improvement:Ž Congress Takes Up Foster Care Student Report Cards Due to children in foster care transferring to at least two different schools a year results in them being behind their peer in almost every academic measure. A U.S. Senate committee takes a closer look at the problem today and a national town hall meeting is set for Wednesday, featuring formal head of Florida Department of Children and Families, George Sheldon. A number of studies have documented the educational instability of children and youth in foster care. An estimated two-thirds to three-quarters of children and youth who enter the foster care system must change schools. One study found that almost 65 percent of children entering foster care had to transfer to a new school in the middle of the school year. On average, children in foster care move one or two times each year. In a study of young adults who had left foster care at age 18, one-third reported they had changed schools five or more times. School stability, by contrast, is associated with improved educational progress for children and youth in foster care. One study found that youth who had one fewer placement move each year„and greater school stability as a result„were almost twice as likely to graduate from high school before they left foster care. Father Stabs Son Multiple Times Over Lima Beans Muammar Gaddafi gunned down and while trying to flee as he was overwhelmed by rebels. He later died of his wounds. By M. E. Ford During October, Breast Cancer awareness month, everyone gets in on the PINK. From the pink fire trucks to football players wearing pink gloves and shoes. This is a sign to inform everyone to go for a mammogram, no matter what gender. According to Breast Cancer.org about 1 in 8 women in the U.S. (12%) will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime and about 1,970 new cases of invasive breast cancer were expected to be diagnosed in men last year. Studies show that if you are at the age of 35 years old, you will need to have a mammogram once a year and if its found in other family members, every 6 months. The earlier this disease is detected, the better chance it is to cure it 100%. Each year different foundations raise awareness about breast cancer. Some by walking to raise money, fundraising, etc. for research to try and find a cure for the disease. Every year thousands of people women, men and children of all races gather to race for the cure. This disease does not discriminate and it does not matter if it is in your family genes. Even though it is better to be more aware if one of your family members were diagnosed with it such as a grandmother, mother, sister even a father or brother. We must stress to everyone we know and love to go for an annual check-up. And if its feasible, to make it one of the charities that we support. If there is any doubt about donating to any cause, just ask anyone that have lost their mother or daughter, or any love one due to breast cancer. Its worth all of the support that we can assist with. Lets show we care. See more on Breast October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month FREE TICKET SouthernWomen Show Call: 904-766-8834Florida Star Office Former Libyan Leader Muammar Gaddafi Dead Donald Wynn, 54, accused of stabbing his son multiple times at their St. Petersburg home. A Dead Newborn was Found on cruise ship See more on Breast Cancer page A-6 Help needed identifying armed robbers See this story and more in the Crime and Justice Section. Sheriff Glover is now President Glover See B-1 $6 Million Awarded to Jacksonville Family of Shands Pharmacist Shannon McCants MAYORS REORGANIZATION PLANby Dennis WadeMayor Alvin Brown invited the media to review a draft of the city's government reorganization plan. Although the plan is not yet finalized the draft report was released because of the Times Union public record request. The Mayor's plan will possibly ask all city departments to cut their next years budget by 15 percent.The Mayor's plan will have to be approved by the City Council. Part of the proposed reorganization were recommendations by The Robert Bobb Group who was hired by the Jacksonville Civic Council. Part of the Robert Bobb Group's recommendations was to look for savings by reducing personal cost in the Sheriff's office and Public Works Department. Other saving or cuts could come from gradually, increasing to 20 percent the amount some employees contribute to pay for their health insurance. And savings from cuts to unionized non-public safety employees. We will have to wait and see if the Sheriff's office can handle anymore cuts and still provide the service to serve and protect the citizens of Jacksonville/Duval County.

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IM JUST SAYINGƒI am concerned about the direction that our country is taking concerning our constitutional rights. Negative comments can be made on Christianity or even about Jesus and it is no big deal, yet if someone makes a statement about Muslims or homosexuals red flags go up. What happened to freedom of speech in America? I will tell you! It has been censored by special interest groups that have only one focus their interestsŽ (or agendas). They create a biased rhetoric that rides under the cover of human rights. The proper term is secular humanism which promotes mans will and right to live as he or she please without the intervention of God. This is all good for those who choose this path, but the problem comes in when people of faith choose what they believe to be the righteous path. Religious liberty is under attack in America and the weapon used is a smoking gun under the cover of human rightsŽ. I fully support equality, but this new age vehicle called human rightsŽ tends to give certain special interest groups a ride and leave others on the side of the road. There is no equality for all people groups! A perfect example of inequality and media bias is First Coast Newss (Channel 12 … WTLV) recent story on the human rights subject brought up at the September 27, 2011 City Council meeting. First Coast News comfortably exploited statements about my past but failed to deal with Parvez Ahmeds present questionable status. I have openly admitted about my past, which is just that, MY PAST!! Mr. Parvez was the president of an organization that is currently an unindicted co„conspirator in the largest terrorist funding court case in American history for 4 years (CAIR). Though CAIR requested to have their name removed from public court records and was awarded the request, the judge documented that CAIR was a Hamas (terrorist funding) organization. More than one of the 2012 Presidential Candidates has vowed to indict the 302 coconspirators identified with the terrorist funding court case that CAIR is involved in, if elected. Up until the City Council a few weeks ago, I was not aware of the details of what happened on the City Council during Mr. Parvezs appointment. I received the information that I gathered from a retired military general. He was the Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence on Capitol Hill. I also received an in depth briefing from the F.B.I. Agent that organized the first terrorist training program in our nation. I was shaken when I purchased three national best-selling books on terrorism and Mr. Parvez was mentioned in all of them as being the president of a terrorist funding group. In one of the F.B.I. wire taps that I was given, the two Hamas leaders that started CAIR stated that they had to infiltrate college campuses by teaching finances to open the door for Shariah Law (The laws of Islam). Is it by chance that Mr. Parvez works at the University of North Florida (In Jacksonville, Florida), teaching financesƒ Im just saying! (Go to this website) Though my words were very clear at the City Council meeting, the media tried to make it seem as though I was rambling and talking out of my head. The truth about the matter is that I was well informed. They were so busy judging my past that they could not see what was right before their eyes. This is a perfect example of the media bias that exist today. As an elected official, I have constitutional, professional and civil rights to state what I believe. I will not fall under the umbrella of the profile of how a Democrat or a black woman should think. I will not be profiled or categorized. The right to have my own view is my Godgiven right,Ž under girded by the Constitution of the United States of America. I was amazed when two white lesbians had the nerve to confront me on why I did not believe in same-sex marriage or abortion, being that I was a black, female Democrat. They actually told me that I was not supposed to believe this way. As they profiled me, they did not take the time to consider that their salaries were double the income of some of my black female friends in the same profession. I was privy to this information. Because I am a black female it breaks the crutch of my accusers who monopolize on calling white people that exercise their right to speak what they believe, racist. Because my accusers cannot rightfully call me a racist they have to resort to calling me a bigotƒGIVE ME A BREAK!!! Have we forgotten about freedom of speechŽ and freedom of religionŽ in America? This is the foundation of what our country was built upon. It is ironic that the people who promote tolerance have ZERO TOLERANCE for others that choose to believe differently from them. I recently spent seven hours in The Duval County Jail with inmates, in their cells. I have been ministering in the inner cities of America for the past 20 years. How could it be said that I do not support human rights? Just because I do not support a group, does not mean I do not support human rights. While I do not focus on matters of peoples private bedrooms, I pay close attention to the fact that men and women are treated like animals in our penal system. Terrorist in Guantanamo Bay are treated better that many inmates in our country. I support human rights but I do not support the agendas of special interest groups that pimp the black community to ride on our oppression. Most of these groups care nothing about the plight of black communities. Some Muslims open stores in the ghettos of America and jack the prices up unbelievably. Is this an outreach that positively affects our communities? There are law abiding, peaceful Muslim brothers and sisters in our communities but this does not take away the fact that all Muslims are not peaceful and law abiding. Just as, all black men with dreadlocks and gold teeth are not criminals. But if you are followed at night by a man that fits this description, caution is wisdom. It is beyond my understanding that blacks allow special interest groups to compare the plight of slavery, Jim Crow and the discrimination blacks have experienced in America to what homosexuals have experienced or the plight of Muslims in America. Statistically speaking, both of these groups have more financial resources and higher paid salaries than that of people in the black community. I also believe that human rights that take the rights of others are unjust. Where do the human rights of some end and the rights of others begin? An example is allowing a male student that thinks he is a female to use the girls locker room to change for P.E. Allowing this young man (with male body parts) to use the girls locker room is offensive, no matter what sex he thinks he is. Another example is Hate Crime Legislation. This legislation gives a person with an assault and battery charge more time if their offense is against a gay person. The gay person only has to say that he or she was assaulted because of their sexual preference. On the contrary, black people have been assaulted, abused and persecuted for decades with no extra compensation. Laws are put in place for any person that is violated. Why do we need a special law for gays? As I mentioned at the City Council Meeting last week, these groups do not seek equality but preferential treatment. If I had a dollar for every time I was called the NŽ word I would be rich. Last but not least, those of the homosexual agenda strongly express their offense against Romans the first chapter because it condemns their lifestyle. How dare them! By my faith this is an abomination! In several countries this chapter of the Bible has been outlawed because of Hate Crime Legislation. Could this be the path that America is on? It may not be the path of America, but it is the plan of the homosexual agenda. Another thing that I must note is that there is a difference in our brothers and sisters that have chosen the homosexual lifestyle and the antichrist ways of the people of the homosexual agenda. I had millions of hits on Google from homosexuals during my campaign. These were not just regular gay people. They were mostly organized, atheist, God-hating racists with agendas that have nothing to do with the rights of humanity. They only support their AGENDA. Jay Leno made a joke about Muslims and was ostracized. Basketball players that use the word sissyŽ get huge fines, yet the NŽ word is use all the time, with no financial penalty. It is a proven fact that a gay person can wake up one morning and decide not to be gay anymore. I cannot change being black and I do not appreciate my civil rights as a black American being coupled with theirs. It cannot be debated that I was born black! Born gay---is up for debate! I would also like to address the continual accusation that I am full of hate and homophobic. This is only propaganda released by the homosexual agenda. First of all, I do not hate anyone. Hate is not a part of my faith. I have gay associates and deal with gay people every day. I respect their lifestyle and they respect my faith. They come to me for deliverance. I have never solicited them. They solicit my ministry as a result of being depressed and tired of living in sin, just like any other sinner. My faith is that homosexuality is a sin before God. I will never bow my knee to believe anything otherwise. It is my constitutional right. The problem with the homosexual agenda and other special interest groups is that they do not respect these unalienable rights. They are zero tolerant and disrespectful. I am zero tolerant about my faith but I respect the lifestyles of others. Finally, I am not homophobic, I am hell-o-phobicƒdope-ophobicƒadultery-o-phobic and any other sin-o-phobic based on my values and faith. A phobia is a fear. I am not in fear of homosexuals or their agenda. Being a black, female preacher, born in 1961 and being from the southƒthere is not a people group that can tell me about discrimination or any kind of human rights. It is joke to think that any of these folk can even relate to the prejudice I have been through over the past 50 years; and even what I have experienced as a minority on the City Council today. Prejudice is ignorant and people perish for what they do not know. There is a curse of the silent majority while the loud minority shouts from the mountain top. Many people have the same views that I have. They have just been muzzled like ox. As long as the Lord will allow, I will speak my piece and choose not to be silent! The key word to summarize my vision for this article is not toleranceŽ but respectŽƒas Americans we should respect the different views of people. This is why we have elections. People vote for candidates that support their views. Every elected official believes something and because this is not a communist countryƒit is ok! No matter what is said about me, almost 93,000 citizens voted for me when I was only in the race a few months. As long as I deal fairly with all men and have conviction in my heart to do the right thing, I can impart to the vision of this great city. This is what makes America greatƒ And to the Republic for which it stands, One Nation, Under God, Indivisible with Liberty and Justice FOR ALL! I know some may not agree with me but, IM JUST SAYING!Ž Kimberly Daniels, Council Member At Large, Group 1 PAGE A-2 THESTAR OCTOBER 22, 2011 OPINIONS CLARA JACKSON McLAUGHLIN OWNER/PUBLISHER LONZIE LEATH, RINETTA M. FEFIE MANAGEMENT SALES & MARKETING G. ABRAMS, DENNIS WADE, DAN EVANS MAY E. FORD LAYOUT EDITOR KEVIN KIM CRIME &JUSTICE ARTHIA NIXON CARIBBEAN NEWS ALLEN PROCTOR DESIGN AND WEB SITE PARTNER BETTY DAVIS LIFESTYLE/ SOCIETY COLUMNIST MIKE BONTS, SPORTS EDITORInvestigative Reporter: Lonzie Leath, Features:Dementrious Lawrence Reporters/Photographers: Marsha Phelts, Carl Davis, Laurence Greene, F. M. Powell III, Michael Phelts, Richard McLaughlin, Andrea F. K. 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JACKSONVILLE, FL ANDERSON, Raymond, died October 14, 2011. BROCKMAN Allene Marie, 74, died October 14, 2011. BURNETTE Derrick Russell, 47, died October 10, 2011. DAUGHTRY, Harry E., Jr., 82, died October 11, 2011. GREEN, Donald H., 76, died October 14, 2011. GREEN Virginia P., 77, died October 12, 2011. HARRITY Juanita L., 76, died October 12, 2011. JOLLY Jesse, Jr., died October 9, 2011. McCOWAN Robert Conrad, 82, died October 15, 2011. MERRITT Mary Frances, died October 9, 2011. MOORE, William John, died October 13, 2011. MORRIS, Daniel Eugene, 45, died October 12, 2011. MORRIS, Robert, died October 15, 2011. NAIPAVEL, Grace Elizabeth, 65, died October 13, 2011. NEALY, Lundsey, 50, died October 7, 2011. PRITCHETT, William Hollis, 80, died October 12, 2011. RICHARDSON Lara Darlene Ging Luke, 65, died October 15, 2011. TYLER Komma Irene, died October 13, 2011. VAUGHT Sheldon E., 63, died October 12, 2011. WILLIAMS Rebecca Sue Francis, 57, died October 11, 2011. WILLIAMS Thelma J., died October 14, 2011. WILLIS Clyde Martin Arthur Nolan, 55, died October 16, 2011. WINSLOW Richard Lee, 58, died October 14, 2011. ~*~GEORGIA DEATHS BUGGS, Eleanora Lousie, died October 14, 2011. BLOCKER, Janie Marie Campbell, died October 16, 2011. CARLTON, Mary Frances, 97, died October 11, 2011. CASH, Catherine Elizabeth Merchant, 102, died October 12, 2011. COLLINS Sam, died October 13, 2011. MANSER, Dotty E., 54, died October 10, 2011. MARTIN, Henry Clark, 84, died October 13, 2011. NIXON Alicia Denise, died October 14, 2011. PINKNEY, Hardy L., died October 14, 2011. RASHED, Saleem, died October 12, 2011. WALKER, Elise, died October 7, 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 22, 2011 Tune In To WCGL AM RadioForIMPACT IMPACTTuesday and Thursday from 8:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.AtWCGL1360.comThe Florida Star and Impact Striving To Make A Difference! Clara McLaughlin Host Yvonne Brooks Co-Host CHURCH DEATH NOTICES DEATH NOTICES Central Metropolitan C.M.E. Church4611 North Pearl St., Jacksonville, FL 32206 Ofc (904) 354-7426 Fax (904) 354-0934Rev. Marquise Hardrick, Pastor ~ Worship Service ~Sun Church School 9:30a.m. Sun Morning Worship -10:45 a.m. Tues Eve Bible Study 6:30 p.m. Wed Bible Study 12 Noon Wed Feeding Ministry 2:00 p.m. ANNOUNCEMENTS Lion of the Tribe of Judah Ministries, Inc. PASTOR Dr. Sirretta Williams (Temporary services held) 623 Beechwood St., Jacksonville, FL 32206 Sunday School.......10:00 a.m. ~ Sunday Worship .......11:00 a.m. Every 5th Sunday Friends and Family Day Wednesday Bible Study 7:00 p.m. Direct Phone: 904.866.7047 Office Phone: 904.356.4226 Seeing Beyond The Lifestyle To Save A Life Website: www.lottojm.com BROTHER DAVID TERRELL REVIVAL 4502 Old Middleburg Rd., Jacksonville, FL (off 103rd St.), is having a Gospel Tent Revival November 1st 5th, 2011. First service is at 7:30 p.m.; November 2nd 5th, service will be at 10:30 a.m. there will also be a 7:30 p.m. service. There will be anointed preaching, praying for sick deliverance. Come let God change your life. All is welcome! For more info, call 783-6567. 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. 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. 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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 ProgramIm sorry to have to tell you this...Ž Greater Mount Ararat Missionary Baptist Church 181 Buddy Avenue, Lake City, Florida 32055Announces The Installation Services Of: PASTORELECT: DAVID L. SCOTT WHEN: Sunday, November 6, 2011 @ 4:30pm And I give you pastors according to mine heart, which shall feed you with knowledge and understanding Jeremiah 3:15 Pastor … Elect Scott cordially invites all Pastors, Evangelist, Ministers, & Friends to join in this joyous occasion as he endeavors to do Gods will. Saint Paul AME ChurchWill Host The 136th East Annual Conference The Rev. Dr. Marvin C. Zanders, II and the disciples of Saint Paul AME Church, 6910 New Kings Rd., extend an especially warm welcome to the entire constituency of the African Methodist Episcopal church of the East Annual Conference. Saint Paul will serve as host church for the 136th East Annual Conference. The Rev. Elizabeth Yates is the Host Presiding Elder. The Conference will convene October 22nd through October 28, 2011. Committees have been working diligently to ensure that The 2011 Conference will be one of the best East Annual Conferences held since it began. The Right Rev. McKinley Young, Presiding Bishop of The Eleventh Episcopal District will be the convener. The agenda for the Conference is as follows: Saturday, October 22nd 8:00 A.M. YPD 5:00 YPD Witness Sunday, October 23rd 6:00 P.M. The Debutantes and Masters Witness Monday, October 24th 9:00 A.M. WMS. Convention ~ 7:00 P.M. WMS Witness Tuesday, October 25th 9:00 A.M. Opening business Session 7:00 P.M. Opening Worship/Annual Sermon, Rev. Dr. Marvin C. Zanders, II Wednesday, October 26th 1:00 P.M. MSA Luncheon 7:00 P.M. Sons of Allen Witness Thursday, October 27th 10:00 A.M. Ordination and Communion Service 3:00 P.M. Business Session/Memorial and Retiree Witness Friday, October 28th8:00 A.M. Business Session 11:00 A.M. Election of General Conference Delegates 6:00 P.M. Model Church School 7:30 P.M. Closing Convocation Please Contact the office of Saint Paul at 764-2755 for additional information. Churchs website: www.stpaulamejax.org

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A4 C M Y KPAGE A-4THE STAROCTOBER 22, 2011 E kaabo (pronounced eh-kah-bow) Welcome.October 14 16, 2011. Penƒcheck. Padƒcheck. Cameraƒcheck. Phone...check. Car keysƒcheck. Change of clothesƒcheck. Roller skatesƒ.oh no! I left home without them! This was the weekend that the stars aligned for all the auspicious events in the Jacksonville cosmos: Inauguration of Nathaniel Glover, Jr. as president of Edward Waters College; the 100 Black Mens Annual Scholarship Banquet; the Jacksonville Film Festival with its second year presenting the Black Cinema Spotlight; the Gullah-Geechee Fest; Sapleo Island (Georgia) Heritage Festival; Night Sands, an annual camping event on American Beach; Summer Girlz, Some Are Not; and the banquet given by former students of Mrs. Ernestine Cox and the Gretel and Gertie Dance School. Without my skates, getting to all the venues was an insurmountable task. Edward Waters College Inauguration Weekend … A Pictorial View Talk of the Town! Talk of the Town! by Frances Bradley Volume Burks, Photographer Its Still My Birthday (for the whole month of October)! So friends treated me to champagne and black forest cake with strawberries at Juliettes in the Omni Hotel. OMG! It was soooo good. Until next week, Smooches (smack, smack)Frances T A L K O F T H E T O W N President Glover meets alumna Ok Sun Burks at the post-inaugural reception. Mrs. Burks is a distinguished graduate of EWC's CLIMB Program. Florida State Senator-elect Audrey Gibson, Florida State Rep. Mia Jones, and Mayor Alvin Brown join faculty and other distinguished guests at the Inauguration Investiture Ceremony Bishop McKinley Young and Nat Glover listening to a speaker Mayor Alvin Brown, the first African-American Mayor of Jacksonville, Florida acknowledges the achievements of Nathaniel Glover, Jr., who enjoys a distinguished career of "firsts". Senator-elect Audrey Gibson congratulating former Sheriff Nathaniel Glover, Jr. Congresswoman Corrine Brown Reminiscing About President Nathaniel Glover, Jr. Nathaniel Glover, Jr. prepares to receive the Presidential Medallion, the official insignia of the college president After receiving the Presidential Medallion, Mr. Glover is sworn in by Bishop McKinley Young while Dr. Orrin Mitchell, ViceChair of the EWC Board of Trustees and Rev. Elizabeth Yates observe. Presenting Nathaniel Glover, Jr., the 29th President of Edward Waters College (Official photograph used with permission) President Nathaniel Glover, Jr. delivering his inaugural speech President Glover meets third-generation EWC alumna, TALK OF THE TOWN!'s Frances Calhoun Bradley. Her Grandfather, the late Rev. T. C. Calhoun was Secretary-Treasurer of the EWC Board of Trustees in the late 1920s. Gloria Lovett, Dr. Orrin Mitchell, Vice-Chair of the EWC Board of Trustees, and Von Alexander Members of the Inauguration Committee joined by President Glover, Mayor Btrown, and Dr. Wendell Holmes, Jr. (foreground) TALK OF THE TOWN! Seated l-r: Dr. Wendell Holmes, Jr., Congresswoman Corrine Brown, and Mayor Alvin Brown. Stranding, l-r: Frances Calhoun Bradley, Atty. Cynthia Austin, Inauguration Committee co-chair, Sen. Tony Hill, and Mrs. Jacquelyne Holmes. TALK OF THE TOWN!'s photo journalist and EWC alumnus, Volume Burks, gives a hearty congratulations to President Glover. President Glover, Barbara McNeely-Bouie, Choir Director, Al Jarreau, and members of the EWC Concert Choir Members of the Inauguration Committee with President Glover and recording artist, Al Jarreau (Photograph by F. M. Powll III) Grammer Winner, Al Jarreau with TALK OF THE TOWN!'s Frances Calhoun Bradley Nathaniel Glover, Jr., President of Edward Waters College addresses the audience before the EWC Concert Choir opens the 10th Annual Fine Arts Benefit Scholarship Concert with the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestera and featuring the incomparable Al Jarreau TALK OF THE TOWN!'s Volume Burks and Frances Calhoun Bradley join Betty Asque Davis, Phyliss Johnson, and J. Carl Davis post concert Dr. Kenneth Jones with the Sugar Hill Gang-former Calhoun Street denizens, Susan Canty Jones, Frances Calhoun Bradley, and Wayne Canty and the Durkeeville Damsels-8th Street lovelies, Cecilia and Mary Washington On a singular note, a post concert gathering turned into an impromptu birthday celebration for me (one week later)!

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Diahann Carroll credits a routine mammogram with saving her life. When doctors found a lump in Carrolls chest at 63, it was less than a centimeter in size and they were able to remove it completely with a lumpectomy. Diahann Carroll recovered and went back to work. In fact she was featured in a documentary about breast cancer. Around The Area Around The Area PAGE A-6THE STAROCTOBER 22, 2011 Breast Self-Awareness Saves Lives By James N. Martin, Jr, MD President, The American Congress of Obstetricians and GynecologistsNearly one half of all cases of breast cancer in women 50 years and older and more than 70% of cases in women younger than 50 years are discovered by women themselves, frequently unintentionally. If breast cancer is found and treated early, most cases can be cured. Because women play such a major role in detecting breast cancer, its important for them to develop breast self-awareness, or an understanding of the normal appearance and feel of their breasts. Breast self-awareness differs from traditional breast self-exams in that it doesnt require women to examine their breasts at specific intervals or with a precise method. Instead, breast self-awareness emphasizes having a solid sense of what is normal for your breasts so you are better able to recognize any changes, no matter how small, and report them to your doctor. Most breast problems, especially in young women, are not cancer. Common breast problems include: Fibrocystic changes, which may make your breasts feel lumpy and tender and often occur near the time of your period. Fibrocystic changes may also cause breast pain, itchiness, and swelling. Cysts, or small sacs filled with fluid, which can be almost any size, on your breasts. They usually develop in women ages 25…50 and in women who are taking hormone therapy after menopause. Cysts are benign in most cases. Fibroadenomas, or solid, non-cancerous lumps, which occur most often in young women. These lumps appear in both breasts, usually in an even pattern. If you have felt a lump, you should be examined by your doctor even if your last mammography result was normal. Most women who experience fibrocystic changes, cysts, or fibroadenomas do not have a greater chance of developing breast cancer. In addition to the symptoms of these common breast problems, you should tell your doctor if you experience nipple retraction (nipple turns in), redness of nipples or breast skin, and scaly nipples or breast skin. Possible warning signs of breast cancer include a lump in only one of your breasts, dimpling or other changes in the skin on your breasts, and spontaneous nipple discharge. If you see a change in your breasts at any time, your doctor should examine them. He or she will review when you first had symptoms and how long they have lasted. Your doctor will also ask questions about your medical history to check for other factors that could point to an increased risk of breast cancer. For more information, go to: cancer.gov/cancertopics/screening/understanding-breast-changes. OCTOBER IS BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH Notice of Bids Northwest 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 demolition. (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) Existing 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 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. 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 bidder 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 representative 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 qualified 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 and 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 DavisBacon 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 information. 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 Interest, 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 with this Notice. PRE-BID MEETING:PRE-BID Walk Through: Meeting Date: October 18, 2011Meeting 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 Jacksonville, FL 32205, (904) 388-7686 ONE ORIGINAL BID AND REQUIRED DOCUMENTS SHALL BE SUBMITTED. NO DUPLICATES OR COPIES WILL BE CONSIDERED MANDATORY PRE-PROPOSAL PUBLIC NOTICE Diahann Carroll Minnie Riperton Singer/song-writer Robin Roberts-Anchorwoman Celebrities That Have Battled With Breast Cancer and Shared It Publicly The Good Morning AmericaŽ anchor woman went public about her bout with breast cancer on live television in 2007. She courageously rocked her slick baldie when she appeared on national television. Thats major in the constantly glamed up world of network news. That was a powerful statement Robin was making and she looked good doing it. Minnie Riperton was an American singer-songwriter best known for her vocal range of five-and-a-half octaves and her 1975 single "Lovin' You." Minnie found a lump in her breast at the height of her career. Initially people told her she shouldnt go public about her breast cancer diagnosis and treatment because it wouldnt be good for her career. But in 1979, she recorded a commercial urging women to perform self examinations and do whatever it takes to save their lives. (Riperton had a mastectomy to remove one breast.) Unfortunately Ripertons cancer had already spread to her lymph nodes and she eventually passed away from the disease. Faith Fancher Anchorwoman Like Robin Roberts, Faith Fancher was an anchorwoman when she received her diagnosis. She publicly chronicled her disease with the help of her co-anchor and the television stations camera crew. Also like Robin, Faith donned her bald head. She received a double mastectomy and thought she had beaten the disease. She returned to work before the cancer came back and she eventually passed away from the disease. Ruby Dee Actress American actress, poet, playwright, screenwriter, journalist, and activist, perhaps best known for co-starring in the film A Raisin in the Sun (1961) and the film American Gangster (2007). In addition to her long-standing marriage and her illustrious acting career, Ruby Dee can add breast cancer survivor to her lengthy resume. We dont know much about Rubys journey with breast cancer but we do know that the veteran actress has been cancer free for over 30 years. Richard Roundtree Actor Formerly seen as a disease that affected only women, Richard Roundtree best known for the movie Shaft,Ž let us know that this is not the case. Although he was diagnosed in 1993, Roundtree kept his cancer survivor status a secret for five years. 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OCTOBER 22, 2011 THESTAR LOCAL FLORIDA SECTION B Al Jarreau performing with the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra (photos by Frank M. Powell, III) Nathaniel Glover, Jr.29th President of Edward Waters College Nathaniel Glover, Jr., 29th President of EWC. Former Sheriff of Jacksonville, FL. Former Sheriff is the first alumnus to head the institution.By Frances Calhoun Bradley, The Florida Star On Saturday, October 15, 2011, Nathaniel Glover, Jr. was installed as President of Edward Waters College before a crowd of supporters and well-wishers which included family and friends, faculty and staff, Bishop McKinley Young, the Presiding Prelate of the Eleventh Episcopal District of the A.M.E. Church; United States Congresswoman Corrine Brown; Mayor Alvin Brown, City of Jacksonville; Senator-elect Audrey Gibson, Florida Senate District 1; Rep. Mia L. Jones, Florida House District 14; Councilman Stephen Joost, President, Jacksonville City Council; John Delaney, President, University of North Florida; Eric Daniel Johnson, President, EWC National Alumni Association; alumni and students. Mr. Glover served as interim president after the departure of former president, Dr. Claudette Williams. In his Inaugural speech, Mr. Glover laid out his vision for the future of EWC via a three-point plan: 1.To annually increase enrollment, retention and graduation rates drastically throughout the next four years until 2015. 2.To develop and implement signature academic programs that are regionally and/or nationally accredited by 2015. Planning is already underway for new programs in Christian Leadership, Transportation Management, and Forensic Science. 3.To ensure that Edward Waters College is seen as a valued member of Jacksonville and the North Florida region, and a respected institution among higher education accrediting agencies, organizations and institutions. Glover also spoke about focusing on student leadership, career placement, and providing students with the tools to compete in a global marketplace. The Investiture Ceremony was the heart of three days of inaugural activities which included an Education Symposium; Presidential Meet and Greet; Leadership Luncheon featuring Keynote Speaker, Dr. Jarik E. Conrad; a post Inauguration outdoor reception; a pre-concert reception; and worship service at St. Stephen A.M.E. Church where Mr. Glover is a member. The culminating event was the Tenth Annual Fine Arts Benefit Scholarship Concert featuring Grammy Award winner, Al Jarreau, with the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra and renowned EWC Concert Choir, under the direction of Barbara McNeely-Bouie. Co-chairs for the Inauguration and Scholarship Concert were two of Jacksonvilles business and community powerhouses, Atty. Cynthia B. Austin, Austin & Austin, Attorneys-at-Law and Mike Hightower, Vice-President, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida. When asked about the amount of hours it took to bring this enormous event to fruition, Atty. Austin was quick to point out that the real work is done in committee. We could not have done it without Wanda Willis and the committee of volunteers, who generously donated their time and resources. Austin credits Willis, for her tireless involvement and support of Nat.Ž The list of Inauguration Finance Committee members and Corporate Sponsors reads like a veritable Whos Who of the Jacksonville business community, including Willard Payne, Jr., Audrey Moran, Tom Petway, Wayne Weaver, Wayne Hogan, Cleve Warren, Steve Pajcic, W.C. Gentry, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida, JEA, Mayo Clinic, Baptist Health, The 11th Episcopal District AMEC, Thompson Hospitality, and many, many more. From humble beginnings to alumnus of EWC to Jacksonvilles first African-American sheriff elected in 100 years to college president, Nathaniel Glovers steady and focused rise could be the impetus needed to fulfill the slogan, Edward Waters College is on the rise!Ž For more coverage on the Inauguration of President Nathaniel Glover, Jr. turn to TALK OF THE TOWN!, a lifestyle feature on page A4. Audience at the Presidential Inarguration of Nathaniel Glover, Jr. Congresswoman Corrine Brown and Mike Hightower of Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Nathaniel "Nat" Glover as the 29th president of Eward Waters College on this historic inaugural weekend and Mike Hightower Inauguration Committee Co-Chairperson Al Jarreau Jacksonville Symphony and the EWC Concert Choir October 16, 2011. Photo by Frank M. Powell, III.

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Open House at THE FOUNDATION ACADEMY, every Tuesday through May 2012, from 5-7pm on TFA Campus, 3675 San Pablo Rd S. Contact: www.FoundationAcademy.com, 904-241-3515. Limited Scholarships Available! Night of the Living HEAD: JAKE RETURNS and "Art of Comedy" at VAULT: Saturday October 22, 2011 at VAULT Gallery + Artspace, 121 W. Forsyth St., Jacksonville, FL 32202. Contact 904.608.1590 for additional information. Mathews Bridge Closure Impacts SUSAN G. KOMEN RACE FOR THE CURE participants This will be held on Saturday, Oct. 22, at the Jacksonville Fairgrounds. The Mathews Bridge is scheduled to be completely closed in both directions intil 6 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 23. For information on Susan G. Komen Race for the CureŽ, please visit www.komennorthflorida.org. SOUTHERN WOMEN'S SHOW at the Prime F. Osborn III Convention Center, on Sunday, October 23, 2011, 1000 Water Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Call 904.630.4000 for more information. JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS VS. BALTIMORE RAVENS, EverBank Field, Monday October 24, 2011,1 Everbank Field Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Contact 904.633.6100 for more information. JACKSONVILLE WALKING TOUR on Tuesday, October 25, 2011, at The Jacksonville Landing, 2 Independent Dr. W., Jacksonville, FL 32202 For more information call 904.353.1188. DESSERT AND DISCUSSIONŽJoin Baptist Health on Oct. 27 at 6 pm for a Fun Evening of Treats and Info about Breast Health. Bring your friends and family and enjoy an informative, fun evening! The Hill Breast Center is located in the Baptist Outpatient Center at 1235 San Marco Blvd. Seating is limited. Please RSVP by Tuesday, October 25, 2011, to 904.202.CARE (2273). THE JACKSONVILLE LANDING FARMERS MARKET on Friday, October 28, 2011, The Jacksonville Landing, 2 Independent Dr. W., Jacksonville, FL 32202. Call 904.353.1188 for more information. TRICK OR TREAT: This Friday October 28, 2011Mark's Downtown Club/Lounge, 315 East Bay Street, Suite 101, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Contact904.355.5099 for more information. AUTISM OPEN HOUSE: Lecture on Autism on Tuesday November 1, 2011, 6:00P.M., at Sensory Connections, 6653 Powers Avenue, Suite 133, Jacksonville, FL 32217. For more information call 904-524-1752. Community ActivitiesPAGE B 2THE STAR OCTOBER 22, 2011 HE GOT THE SHOCKER OF HIS LIFE. David, a 26 year old WWII veteran returned home and married his high school sweetheart who already had an 8 year old daughter. They had no additional children, but lived happily for 60 years until she died. His wife never worked, so he was the sole provider for the family and provided a good life for his wife and step-daughter. His step-daughter had 8 children and he accepted all of them as his grandchildren. Upon the death of his sweetheart, David gave his step-daughter $60,000 cash and $10,000 to each of her children ($140,000). David was a deacon in his church and after having been widowed for two years, he became lonely and married an elderly church lady largely for companionship, but also because he had fallen in love. Shortly after the wedding, much to his surprise, 2 of his granddaughters came into his house and right in front of his face, took all of his china, crystal and silver. They claimed that it belonged to their grandmother and no other woman had a right to use it. RESULT: Now the old man who has given so much to so many for so long, has been totally crushed by the conduct of the selfish few. He is now working with us to make plans for the rest of his life and for the distribution of his assets. PREPLANNING CAN HELP; WE CAN HELP! Our caring and professional staff includes funeral directors, attorneys,counselors and insurance agents. AARON and BURNEY BIVENS FUNERAL HOME andCREMATION SERVICES 529 Kingsley Avenue, Park, Florida 32073 (904) 264-1233 www.bivensfuneralhome.com PREPLANNING SERVICES AT TIME OF DEATH AFTERCARE SERVICES PROBATE OF ESTATES Make It Count By: Farris Long Sometimes No is NecessaryŽ I sat across the table one day from a gentleman who I consider to be a mentor of sorts to me in the business world. Many of the things I aspire to do, he has already done many times over. His name is Anthony Butler, the President of the E3 Business Group. He asked me a number of questions about all the things that were going on in my professional life. I began to tell him about all of the exciting opportunities that had been presented to me on all frontsmotivational speaking engagements, television and radio appearances, graphic design and printing, and my new shirt line (P.I.M.PPrayer Is My Priority). He smiled back at me, congratulated me, and then spoke some of the most penetrating words that could be uttered in that moment. Farris, great things are happening in your life. Keep going but now, you have to be careful of overload. As the world becomes more and more aware that you are multi-talented, more and more opportunities will be brought to your door and laid at your feet. The problem is that it does no good to have all of these abilities but limited effectiveness because you are overloaded. From here on out you must choose wisely.Ž His timely words resonated in my heart like Reveille at sunrise. A woman stood in her kitchen one day preparing a big meal for a dinner party. She labored for hours cutting sweet potatoes, preparing pie crusts, seasoning cabbage, squeezing lemonade, and brewing tea. Before she knew it, the time had come and the guests began to arrive. Everyone commented on how delectable the cabbage looked and how wonderful the yams smelled. They looked forward to her delicious lemonade and southern sweet tea. But something was missing. That was all that was on the table. She had neglected to prepare the salmon and rice main dish that she was so famous for. Her dinner party went terribly wrong because she had made a fatal error. She had given so much attention to the sides that she missed the main course. How many of us spend so much time on the side itemsŽ of life that we miss the main thing(s) that we are here for? Too often we let feelings of guilt and obligation be the driving force that makes us drain ourself trying to be the rescuer to our family. Sometimes they need to experience consequences. If we always bail them out, they never learn how to avoid the situation in the future. In the work force, workers become burnt out because they fear they will lose their job if they do not take on all the other extraŽ work the supervisor puts on their plate. I am not advising anyone to be belligerent or disrespectful. But there is a point where you can not be effective at your primary job because you are busy doing all the other stuff. I have always been told that people give more work to those they trust can get the job done. That is fine but there is a tipping point where one person can no longer run back and forth trying to keep all the plates spinning. It is inevitable that sooner or later plates will begin to crash and break. I don't believe we are completely oblivious when this is happening to us. I believe there is an internal alarm that subtly goes off that tells us that our lives are off course. Too often, the fear of people's opinions and our unhealthy desire for acceptance rings louder in our ears than our internal alarm. And because of this, we continue to wander aimlessly through life along a path that others have created for us. The key to overcoming this is to learn a simple principle. Sometimes no is necessary.Ž How many bad relationships might we have avoided if we had kept this principle in mind? Sometimes No is necessary.Ž How much frustration could we have avoided if we stopped trying to make up for previous mistakes with our kids and realize that, Sometimes NO is still necessaryŽ? How much money could we have in the bank right now if, instead of buying frivolous items we remembered that Sometimes, no is necessary.Ž A new year is right around the corner. We can not continue to do the same things and expect different results. If we are going to win at this thing called life, we can never forget that for every yes, SOMETIMES NO IS NECESSARY.Ž ULYSSES W. WATKINS JR., MD HEALTH NOTES PITYRIASIS ROSEA GENERAL INFORMATION DEFINITION: A non-contagious, inflammatory skin disorder with a faint rash that lasts 3 to 4 weeks. BODY PARTS INVOLVED: Skin, especially of the chest and abdomen. SEX OR AGE MOST AFFECTED: All ages, but most common in adolescents and young adults. SIGNS & SYMPTOMS: € A faint rash-often-found in skin creases-of oval or round, pale-pink or brown areas. One larger patch (the "herald patch") may appear first €Mild fatigue. € Itching, usually mild. € Occasional slight fever and headache € CAUSES: Unknown, but may be caused by a virus or autoimmune disorder. RISK INCREASES WITH: € Fall and spring seasons. HOW TO PREVENT: € Cannot not be prevented at present. WHAT TO EXPECT: APPROPRIATE HEALTH CARE: €Self-care after diagnosis. €Doctor's treatment, if severe itching occurs. DIAGNOSTIC MEASURES: € Your own observation of symptoms. € Medical history and physical exam by a doctor to rule out other disorders. POSSIBLE COMPLICATIONS: Secondary bacterial infection of the rash area. PROBABLE OUTCOME: Pityriasis rosea usually runs its natural course in 5 to 4 months. No medication or treatment is available to shorten its course, but itching and discomfort can be relieved. The skin eruptions won't leave scars unless complicated by a secondary infection. New rash areas continue to break out for several weeks. Once over, one episode seems to confer lifelong immunity. Although pityriasis is probably caused by an infectious agent, it is not contagious. Even close family contacts are unlikely to develop the disease. HOW TO TREAT GENERAL MEASURES: € Bathe as usual with a mild soap. You don't need to sterilize the tub or shower after bathing. € Expose the skin to moderate amounts of sunlight. This may decrease the rash. MEDICATION: For minor discomfort, you may use non-prescription drugs, such as: €Calamine lotion to decrease itching. €Acetaminophen to reduce fever. ACTIVITYUsually no restrictions. Be as active as your strength allows. DIETNo special diet. CALL YOUR DOCTOR IF: € You have symptoms of pityriasis rosea. €The following occurs during treatment: Fever over 101F (38.3C). Signs of infection (warmth, redness, tenderness, pain and swelling) in the rash area. Health Notes Announcements, meetings, happenings, and community events scheduled in Jacksonville and the surrounding area REAL LIFE STORIES

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OCTOBER 22, 2011THE STARPAGE B-5 Thursday, October 20, 2011 from 10:00 a.m. 7:00 p.m. Friday, October 21, 2011 from 10:00 a.m. 8:00 p.m. Saturday, October 22, 2011 from 10:00 a.m. 8:00 p.m. Sunday, October 23, 2011 from 11:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m. Fashion Show Saturday at 5:00 p.m.

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PAGE B-6 THE STAR OCTOBER 22, 2011 Presented by The Jacksonville Urban LeagueNovember 10, 2011 6:30pm Salute to Veterans 7:30pm PerformanceUNF Lazzara Performance Hall Tickets: UNF Box Office (904) 620-2878 Jacksonville Urban League (904) 366-6488 STATE OF FLORIDA, CRIMINAL JUSTICE STANDARDS & TRAINING COMMISSION, Petitioner vs. BRANDY HOOD, Case #31106 RespondentNOTICE OF ACTIONTO: BRANDY HOOD, Residence Unknown YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an Administrative Complaint has been filed against you seeking to revoke your CORRECTIONAL Certificate in accordance with Section 943.1395, F.S., and any rules promulgated thereunder. You are required to serve a written copy of your intent to request a hearing pursuant to Section 120.57, F.S. upon Michael Crews, PROGRAM DIRECTOR, Criminal Justice Professionalism Program, Florida Department of Law Enforcement, P. O. Box 1489, Tallahassee, Florida 32302-1489, on or before ______________, 2011 [2 months from the date legal ad sent to the newspaper]. Failure to do so will result in a default being entered against you to Revoke said certification pursuant to Section 120.60, F.S., and Rule 11B-27, F.A.C. Dated: ______________, 2011 [date legal ad sent to the newspaper] Ernest W. George CHAIRMAN CRIMINAL JUSTICE STANDARDS AND TRAINING COMMISSION By: -sCliff Chitwood, Division Representative STATE OF FLORIDA, CRIMINAL JUSTICE STANDARDS & TRAINING COMMISSION, Petitioner vs. JACOB ROBERTS, Case #29837 RespondentNOTICE OF ACTIONTO: JACOB ROBERTS, Residence Unknown YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an Administrative Complaint has been filed against you seeking to revoke your CORRECTIONAL Certificate in accordance with Section 943.1395, F.S., and any rules promulgated thereunder. You are required to serve a written copy of your intent to request a hearing pursuant to Section 120.57, F.S. upon Michael Crews, PROGRAM DIRECTOR, Criminal Justice Professionalism Program, Florida Department of Law Enforcement, P. O. Box 1489, Tallahassee, Florida 32302-1489, on or before ______________, 2011 [2 months from the date legal ad sent to the newspaper]. Failure to do so will result in a default being entered against you to Revoke said certification pursuant to Section 120.60, F.S., and Rule 11B-27, F.A.C. Dated: ______________, 2011 [date legal ad sent to the newspaper] Ernest W. George CHAIRMAN CRIMINAL JUSTICE STANDARDS AND TRAINING COMMISSION By: -sErica Bradham, Division Representative PUBLIC NOTICES

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OCTOBER 22, 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 Members and staff of the Florida House of Representatives wore pink on Wednesday, October 19, at the suggestion of two breast cancer survivors who serve in the Florida Legislature and who sought to call attention to Breast Cancer Awareness Month. State Representatives Geraldine F. Thompson (D-Orlando) and Gwyndolen Clarke-Reed (D-Deerfield Beach) asked their colleagues to don pink outfits to celebrate the power of pink and strides being made against breast cancer. Before seeking office as a state legislator, Gwyndolen Clarke-Reed was preparing for law school in 2005. She was scheduled to take the LSAT in late summer. But in September, she was diagnosed with breast cancer and by November of that year she was scheduled for surgery. After a lumpectomy and removal of lymph nodes, she began in January 2006 a regimen of eight chemotherapy treatments. She also received 35 treatments of radiation. She completed treatment for breast cancer in June of 2006. Plans for law school went by the board, and she announced her candidacy for the Florida House of Representatives in February 2007. Prior to her breast cancer diagnosis, Gwyndolen Clarke-Reed spent 12 years on the Deerfield Beach City Commission. Throughout her treatment, she continued her community involvement and activism. Her family and community provided the support she needed to keep moving forward. She said she often left chemotherapy and had lunch with friends. Clarke-Reed was among the lucky cancer patients who were not debilitated by the chemicals that flowed into her veins every three weeks. Today, she encourages other breast cancer survivors to reach out to help others along the journey to restored health. She encourages young women and others to seek annual mammograms and to work with the best team of doctors they can find if tests reveal that treatment is needed. story continues on page PR-2. Breast Cancer Awareness Month BREAST CANCER SURVIVORS IN FLORIDA LEGISLATURE CELEBRATE THEIR STORIES OF HOPE

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OCTOBER 22, 2011PREP RAP PR 2 Seasonal Fire Safety Tips(StatePoint) Winter holidays are a time for families and friends to get together in a festive and relaxed atmosphere. But winter decorations can also spell fire danger. In fact, 23,600 residential fires are caused by candles annually, resulting in injury, death and millions of dollars of property damage, according to the Federal Emergency Management Association. Decorating safely is the key to protecting your home and loved ones during the holidays,Ž says Chris Barnes, president of Candle Warmers Etc. Choose products designed with safety in mind.Ž Every holiday reveler should take the following safety steps to prevent home fires: € Test your smoke alarms and talk to your children about fire prevention and what to do in the event of a fire. Also, remember to tell guests about your home fire escape plan. € Never leave a candle unattended, and keep burning candles away from items that can catch fire. Keep candles out of the reach of children and pets, and keep matches and lighters up high in a locked cabinet. € Instead of an open flame, use candle warming plates, lamps, and lanterns. For example, the Aurora candle warmer lamp quickly heats the top of a wicked or wickless jar candle to release the candle`s fragrance quickly. And a decorative candle warming lantern provides ambiance without dangerous flames. € Choose holiday decorations that are flame resistant or flame retardant. Hang lights in their proper place -some are designed strictly for indoor or outdoor use, not both. Check strings of lights each year, replacing those that have frayed wiring and loose bulb connections. Use clips, not nails, to hang lights so the cords do not get damaged. € Dont leave your holiday feast unattended while it is cooking. € Before you go to sleep, make sure your fireplace fire is out completely, candles are blown out, and strings of lights and decorations are turned off. € Have your chimneys inspected annually and cleaned if need be. This is especially important if you havent used your fireplace in a long time. And never use wrapping paper as kindling for the fireplace. It can start a serious chimney fire. € Discard your Christmas tree as soon as it is dry. Brittle needles indicate the tree has become a fire hazard. More holiday fire safety tips and candle-burning alternatives can be found at www.candlewarmers.com. Give the gift of safety this holiday by sharing these life-saving tips with friends. Creating a safe celebratory mood at home can be as easy as pie. Breast Cancer Survivors continued... After receiving 61 percent of the vote in a three-person Democratic primary in August 2006, Geraldine F. Thompson began to focus on a tender spot on her upper right breast. A mammogram in October 2006 was followed by a sonogram. Her doctor became concerned about the inconclusive tests and directed her to seek a biopsy. The results of the biopsy revealed a malignant carcinoma in her right breast. Thompson had looked forward to celebrating her birthday in November, but the cancer diagnosis and a fast-growing malignancy fed by hormones made her wonder if she would live to see another birthday. Like many African American women, Geraldine Thompsons cancer was invasive and very aggressive. Her doctor recommended surgery as soon as possible. Her surgeon performed a lumpectomy and removed a number of her lymph nodes on the day of the 2006 General Election when she faced a write-in candidate. An examination of the tissue from her breast and the lymph nodes revealed that the cancer was confined to the breast and had not spread to other parts of Geraldine Thompsons body. Clean margins around the area where the cancer had been and clear lymph nodes, in Thompsons mind, were equal victories to the one she obtained at the polls on Election Day. Geraldine F. Thompson was sworn into the Florida House of Representatives in January 2007. The next month, she began chemotherapy. Initially, she was strong and energetic and continued to travel between Orlando and Tallahassee for treatment during the legislative session. As the chemicals accumulated in her body, she became sicker and weaker. One chemical, Taxol, caused her to lose feeling in her hands and feet, which impaired her mobility. Her oncologist consulted with a colleague in Tallahassee and arranged for treatments in Tallahassee. After chemotherapy, Geraldine Thompson received radiation, which caused burns that peeled away the skin around her breast and side. Throughout her treatment, Rep. Thompson continued her service in the Florida House of Representatives. She lived with her adult children and grandchildren who cared for her in Tallahassee. Her husband, Senior Appeals Judge Emerson R. Thompson, Jr., organized her treatments and sat with her during each chemotherapy session in Orlando. She described her treatment as challenging and life saving. Representative Thompson encourages women to visit their doctors regularly and get the treatment they need to be here for others. To learn more about breast cancer survival and treatment, Representatives Clarke-Reed and Thompson encourage you to visit the following web sites and seek information from medical professionals: National Breast Cancer Foundation: http://www.nationalbreastcancer.org/ American Cancer Society: http://www.cancer.org/ Susan G. Komen For The Cure: http://ww5.komen.org/ Breast Cancer.org: http://www.breastcancer.org/ Choose holiday decorations that are flame resistant.

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OCTOBER 22, 2011PREP RAPPR 3 Halloween is here and you need a costume! Such fun and work to create. First you have to choose what or who you wish to pretend to be. Can you study the picture clues to find out what my friends pretended to be? Fill in my puzzle! 1 2 2 3 4 4 5 5 6 6 7 7 8 9 9 10 10 11 11 12 12 magician pirate witch devil superhero 1 ghost skeleton gypsy monster skunk cartoon character princess 8 3 I am a pumpkin, My friend is a ________. We dont scare the neighbors, but we freak out the ________! Its time to dress for Trick or ________. Well ring the doorbells on our ________. Treatstreetbatcat wig mask cape tail wand sheet jewelry glasses top hat make-up handkerchief face paints paper bag mustache false nose These items may be used to create costumes for Trick-or-Treat fun or parties. Can you find them in the puzzle and circle them?E R T F Y H G J S T N I A P E C A F M U S T A C H E I R F V B G H A S C A J I U Y T V W E P A P E R B A G K O S T R D S C I E C G U T R D S O I H G K C T R F S E L J I L B W E R T W O I J J F E I H C R E K D N A H L K G D M O I A D T E H Y K J Y T N K J Y H G E M S L E S O N E S L A F D J G C A P E N V S E S S A L G O P L H Y R D E S W N Y T C Y R G H P U E K A M K J T A H P O T H M F T E S A C V J T A I E N A T J L J I Y G E V T R A G H D I T R E E T Y U I R A A R J H Y F D S E E T O S N R T Y G D I C P O Can you match each ghost to its identical twin? Visit our website to print out some new puzzles: Kooky, Spooky Rhymes, Explorers Fall Family Activities, Dont forget reading logs too:www.readingclubfun.com Free Puzzles! Happy Hallooooooween! Trick or Treat Ghostly Match-Up! Costume Items Whered my twin go? What will you be? find out what my study the pictur etend to be. Can you pr what or who you wish to First you have to choose t o work k and need a costume! Such fun Halloween is her e clues to study the pictur etend to be. Can you what or who you wish to First you have to choose eate. to cr need a costume! Such fun you e and Halloween is herHappy 5Hal Happy 1 loooo Hal 3 2een! ooow 11 4 en! puzzle! Fill in my to be? etended friends pr find out what my Fill in my etended find out what my 12will What 10 7 5 1 8 9 8 6 4 W for T Itcatbateet str eat r re T Tr Trick ell ring the doorbells W We rick or ________. f or T Tr ess s time to dr Itt a Tre r o Trick pirate magician monster gypsy skeleton ghostbe? you 10 9 2 12 11 6 7 on our ________.M U S T A C H E I R F V B G H A S C E R T F Y H G J S T N I A P E C A F the ________! eak out fr re but we e the neighbors, t scar e don W We My friend is a ________. I am a pumpkin, on our ________.M U S T A C H E I R F V B G H A S C E R T F Y H G J S T N I A P E C A F o superher devil witch princess cartoon character skunk the ________! e the neighbors, M U S T A C H E I R F V B G H A S C E R T F Y H G J S T N I A P E C A F stu o C cartoon character ee P Fr re t for Don Spooky Rhymes isit our website to print out some new puzzles: V u 3ee Puzzles! wwweading logs too: get r t for Fall Family Activities, ers plor Ex Spooky Rhymes isit our website to print out some new puzzles: tch Ma stly o h eadingclubfun.com .r wwwFall Family Activities, Kooky y, isit our website to print out some new puzzles: p -U C Y mask S E S wig S L E S I A D T J F E I H C R E K D N A H L K G D M O K C T R F S E L J I L B W E R T W O I J S T R D S C I E C G U T R D S O I H G A J I U Y T V W E P A P E R B A G K O M U S T A C H E I R F V B G H A S C mask wig C Y R G H P U E K A M K J T A H P O T S E S S A L G O P L H Y R D E S W N Y T S L E S O N E S L A F D J G C A P E N V I A D T E H Y K J Y T N K J Y H G E M J F E I H C R E K D N A H L K G D M O K C T R F S E L J I L B W E R T W O I J S T R D S C I E C G U T R D S O I H G A J I U Y T V W E P A P E R B A G K O M U S T A C H E I R F V B G H A S C C Y R G H P U E K A M K J T A H P O T S E S S A L G O P L H Y R D E S W N Y T S L E S O N E S L A F D J G C A P E N V I A D T E H Y K J Y T N K J Y H G E M J F E I H C R E K D N A H L K G D M O K C T R F S E L J I L B W E R T W O I J S T R D S C I E C G U T R D S O I H G R B A G K O M U S T A C H E I R F V B G H A S C ms Ite m ti ca l twin? h g host to its n y ou match tch stly h twingo? my y ed Wherp ? handker chie make top ha glasse jewelry wand sheet tail H cape face paints chie handker maketopha glasse jewelry sheet wand tail cape O ef C P up G D I at E E T O S N R T es R A A R J H Y F y G H D I T R E E T A T J L J I Y G E V T R A H M F T E S A C V J T A I E N ef -up at es y E E T O S N R T Y R A A R J H Y F D S G H D I T R E E T Y U I A T J L J I Y G E V T R A H M F T E S A C V J T A I E N These items may b These items may be used to false nose mustache paper bag face paints cle them? in the puzzle and cir Can you find them fun or parties. eate costumes for T cr cle them? Can you find them eat r -T Tr ri c k -o r T Tr newspaperfun.com

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OCTOBER 22, 2011THE STARPR 4 P P R R E E P P R R A A P P Fun Holiday Activities To Do With Kids (StatePoint) The holidays are a time for family and friends, new traditions and old. And many parents may look forward to the school break as a time to bond with their children. Its also important that children engage in some educational activities over the holidays, especially those that continue to develop reading and math skills. Take advantage of the break from your regular routines to show your children how learning is an everyday activity,Ž says Emily Kirkpatrick, vice president of National Center for Family Literacy (NCFL). The days leading up to the holidays are an exciting time, and many children are thrilled to do something new.Ž Whether youre a parent, grandparent, aunt or uncle, here are some fun holiday activities to do with kids: € Read Holiday Stories: In the weeks before the holidays, gather your familys favorite holiday books and read one story or chapter together nightly. Have children participate in following along, turning pages and by asking them questions about the story. Reading the characters in funny voices and acting out the stories can help even the biggest Grinch warm to reading. € Learn Fun Facts: Do you know why all snowflakes are different? Or why we make New Years resolutions? If you dont, finding out the answers can be fun with your child. Educational websites like Wonderopolis.org, created by the NCFL, lets parents and children explore short videos that explain the answers to many trivia questions -including why people kiss under mistletoe! € Make Holiday Cards: Have kids make a list of recipients. Then help them write holiday messages and decorate holiday cards before mailing them. If kids are too little to write a message, have them help you create one and then sign their names or add drawings. Grandparents will appreciate these more than store-bought cards. € Volunteer Together: Whether its in your local soup kitchen or hospital, the holidays are a great time to teach kids about the importance of volunteering and spreading joy. If you think it might be difficult for your family to spend a day with strangers, consider baking cookies or a cake for an elderly neighbor or relative. Have kids read recipes, measure ingredients and keep things organized. This helps develop reading, counting and organizational skills while sharing. € Track Santa: Not all traditions have to be traditional. If your children feel more comfortable in front of a computer than in the kitchen, use that to your advantage when considering new family holiday activities. For example, starting each December, the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) tracksŽ Santas movements at www.noradsanta.org. Children and adults alike are sure to get a kick out of it. For more ideas for fun activities for kids, visit www.wonderopolis.org. Remember, the memories you make now will stay with your children for a lifetime.Cooking Tips For The Holidays (StatePoint) The holiday season is upon us, which means you may be preparing food for more than your usual crowd. Youre going to want your main dishes to impress your guests, and your desserts and sides to wow your hosts. But you dont need a culinary degree to turn heads. These cooking tips will help you to keep the crowd pleased all season long: € If you want to keep your friends and family safe, without leaving your poultry and pot roasts dry, invest in an instant-read thermometer. Its the best way to tell when meat is cooked to a safe internal temperature without overcooking. € Using seasonal ingredients is the best way to ensure freshness and optimum taste. Online tools can help you identify whats in season in your region any time of year. When fresh produce isnt available, use preserved fruits and vegetables. € Give your salsa dips an extra appetizing kick by roasting your own chili peppers. Forgo the broiler and opt for a gas stovetop, which allows you to get close enough to the flame to char the peel faster and prevent overcooking. € But be sure to cook with a blue flame. A yellow flame indicates inefficient heating. Cooking with natural gas is also a great way to save money during the holidays. Gas cooking is 92 percent efficient compared to 32 percent when cooking with electric, according to the Council for Responsible Energy. More information can be found by visiting www.comfortableresponsible.org and clicking on cooking.Ž € Make candy at home! The results will be far more delicious than anything store bought. Keep a stash of extracts like cinnamon, vanilla, mint, and cherry on hand, but be sure to wash your measuring spoons thoroughly between flavors. Remember, candy making is a precise science, so a gas stove, which allows you to precisely control temperature, is ideal. € It may be too cold for barbequing, but bringing a campfire inside makes for a fun activity that can involve your guests. Grab some skewers and some Graham crackers and make some stovetop smores. Be sure to supervise the little ones though as a marshmallows can catch fire. The holidays are the time to strut your stuff in the kitchen. So have fun with it! Creating holiday cards with your kids can bring you closer together. PHOTO SOURCE: (c) si.re-flex Fotolia.com Always cook with a blue flame.

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C&J1 C M Y K Crime and Justice Crime and JusticeA Publication of the Florida Star and Georgia Star OCTOBER 22 2011THE STARC&J 1 As an African American newspaper, we basically report on offenses committed by African Americans. Please note that in our observations, weekly reports show that African Americans DO NOT commit the largest percentage of criminal offenses in this ar ea. Identity Theft Leads to Wrong ArrestTerria Myrick, 32, was arrested for shoplifting, but she said she was falsely accused and spent a night in jail for a crime that she did not commit. A video showed security guards confronting two shoplifters as they were leaving the store. The two women did not cooperate and started fighting back, then ran off. The shoplifters managed to get away, but they left behind a purse, which contained Myricks drivers license. Days after the video and the drivers license were examined, authorities went to Myricks home where she was arrested in front of her husband and children. She was taken to jail where she spent the night. Myrick said that she did not take part in the shoplifting she was being charged for and she decided to get an attorney to clear her name. Upon looking at the surveillance video, Myrick pointed out that the suspects looked nothing like her and said that it was very obvious.Ž After one of the security guards who identified Myrick as one of the suspects saw the video, she changed her mind. Charges were later finally dropped. Myrick said that she has no clue on how her drivers license ended up in the purse. In the purse that was left behind at the scene, police found about $24 worth of stolen merchandise. They also found other peoples insurance cards, prescription cards and also Social Security cards. Looking through the identities found in the purse, Myrick said she did not know or recognize anybody. She said they may be other potential victims of identity theft. The problem of this incident was how Myricks drivers license ended up in the hands of the thieves. Her lawyer, Dexter Davis, said that Myrick had actually turned in her license to the Department of Motor vehicles ten days before the theft took place. She was working out car insurance issues during the time. Whether an employee did something wrong, whether someone came in there, saw a driver's license and took it, whether they put it in the garbage and somebody pulled it out, I can only speculate. But I do know she turned it in. As evidence, she got an ID card that day, which shows the date," said Davis. Investigation is still ongoing and no arrests have been made yet. Walmart surveillance footage of the two shoplifters Wanted Man Who Killed Ex-Girlfriend Arrested Police have been actively looking for 31year-old, Corey Dean Thomas, who had killed his ex-girlfriend in St. Paul, Minnesota, finally arrested him in Florida. Thomas ex-girlfriend, Megan Sheree Neely, 27, was reported missing after she did not pick up her daughters, ages 1 and 10, from a relatives home. Police then met with family members at the duplex she lived in. A search was conducted, but Neely was nowhere to be found. A couple more days passed and there still was no sign of Neely. Police decided to do another thorough search of Neeleys home and they found her body in a cupboard. Police learned of Neelys ex-boyfriend, who they believed fled to Florida along the investigation, and decided to search for him. Thomas was tracked down and arrested and St. Paul police will travel to Florida to talk to him as the investigation continues. Causes of the murder are yet unknown. Corey Thomas

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OCTOBER 22 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. Identity Theft Identity theft occurs when someone assumes your identity to perform a fraud or other criminal act. Criminals can get the information they need to assume your identity from a variety of sources, including by stealing your wallet, rifling through your trash, or by compromising your credit or bank information. They may approach you in person, by telephone, or on the Internet and ask you for the information. The sources of information about you are so numerous that you cannot prevent the theft of your identity. But you can minimize your risk of loss by following a few simple hints. Tips for Avoiding Identity Theft: € Never throw away ATM receipts, credit statements, credit cards, or bank statements in a usable form. € Never give your credit card number over the telephone unless you make the call. € Reconcile your bank account monthly, and notify your bank of discrepancies immediately. € Keep a list of telephone numbers to call to report the loss or theft of your wallet, credit cards, etc. € Report unauthorized financial transactions to your bank, credit card company, and the police as soon as you detect them. € Review a copy of your credit report at least once each year. Notify the credit bureau in writing of any questionable entries and follow through until they are explained or removed. € If your identity has been assumed, ask the credit bureau to print a statement to that effect in your credit report. € If you know of anyone who receives mail from credit card companies or banks in the names of others, report it to local or federal law enforcement authorities. 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 Server at Olive Garden Partake in Credit Card Skim SchemeAn Olive Garden employee was arrested after participating in a credit card skimming scheme. Arrests were made on Padmore Ansah K. Atakorah and Egwolo Wilfred Otete after they used servers at the Olive Garden restaurant to illegally skim and take information from credit cards of customers. The purpose of gathering the data was to create fake credit cards. Investigators searched Atakorahs home computer and discovered a file called 20110511.olive1.txt.Ž According to a police report, this text file contained numbers of credit cards and bank cards along with the names of the customers. After much investigation, Detectives of the Economic Crimes Unit determined that 27-yearold Adela Lorene Allen, a server at Olive Garden, was involved in the scheme as well. Allen was arrested at her home on a felony charge of organized crime. She was released after posting a $1,000 bond. A response was posted by the Olive Garden saying, This individual no longer works for us. We have a zero tolerance policy when it comes to something like this and when we learned of these allegations we took swift and appropriate action. We have been fully cooperating with the authorities investigating this matter and doing what we can to help any guests who may have been affected.Ž Atakorah is still in jail and is being charged with two counts each of organized fraud, trafficking in counterfeit credit cards, fraudulent use of credit cards, and fraudulent use of personal identification information. He is being held without bond. Otete is also in jail on charges of battery of an inmate, fraudulent use of personal identification information, trafficking in credit cards, organized fraud, and fraudulent use of credit cards. He is in jail with a $170,000 bond and is also on an immigration hold. Padmore Ansah K. Atakorah Egwolo Wilfred Otete Adela Lorene Allen

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OCTOBER 22, 2011THE STARC&J 3Bizarre Crimes Bizarre Crimeswho, what, when...huh? Other Unusual Crimes Across the Nation Inmate Accidentally Released and Taken Back into Custody Dexter Davis, 36, was arrested hours later after accidentally being released from prison. A picture of Davis was widely aired on the TV news after he was released. Davis was at an emergency psychiatry ward where he was arrested after a hospital employee recognized his face from the picture that was being broadcasted. Davis was taken back into custody 15 hours after being let go as a free man. Davis was actually awaiting sentencing for attempted murder conviction. He was found guilty of almost stabbing his ex-girlfriend to death. Davis was arrested in 2009 after police found his girlfriend in their apartment with multiple stab wounds, covered in blood. When police arrived, the butcher knife Davis used was still planted in his girlfriends arm. The release of Davis went unnoticed until the detective who was originally investigating him drove by the jail and saw a man resembling Davis walking down the street. The detective then called the state attorneys office and reported it. Prosecutors finally realized that Davis was not supposed to be released. It was an embarrassed for the facility and a federal investigation criticized it for its poor conditions.3 Arrested for Locking Up 4 Disabled Adults and Using Their Identity Philadelphia, PAPolice had made three arrests; Gregory Thomas, 47; Eddie Wright, a 50-year-old homeless man; and Linda Ann Weston, 51, the ringleader. They had four adults, three men and a woman, locked in the basement of the apartment. The three who were identified were Derwin Mclemire, Tamara Breeden, and Herbert Knowles. They had been there for just over a week, but the agony had actually started several years ago. During the last two years, the victims were transported from Texas to Florida and then to this basement in Philadelphia. Their ages ranged from 29 to 41 and they were said to have had the mental capacity of a 10-year-old. Police were involved after the landlord of the apartment heard a dog barking. That is when four adults were found covered in feces in the basement with no food, no water, and no toilet. Police believed Weston also used theSocial Security checks of the victims. Investigators said when they arrested her, she had at least 50 different identifications on her. Police are hoping to track the people of all those names to see if they were victimized as well. Police believe the scheme may have been dated back over a decade. Records show that Weston was charged with murdering her sisters boyfriend in 1984 by locking him in a closet and refusing to feed him for two months. Investigation continues. Dexter Davis Man Accused of ExtortingMoney for Return of Cell Phone Christopher Anthony Asher, 40, was arrested for an extortion charge after being accused of demanding money on returning a cell phone to its owner. The victim had called the police when he noticed his cell phone was missing after buying a soda at a gast station. He tried to call the phone a few times, but nobody answered. When someone finally answered, the man on the other line said that hed return the phone, but demanded that he get a reward. The victim agreed and the two men decided to meet up. When the victim met with Asher, he offered him $10 and asked for his phone back. Asher allegedly put the phone behind his back demanding more money. He said he wanted all the money in the victims wallet. The victim gave Asher all he had, which was $18. Several days later, Asher was found with his work crew. He told the victim that if he wanted his $18 back, he could have it and that he did not want to speak without his lawyer present. Asher was arrested on a felony extortion charge. He was released on $10,000 bond. Christopher Asher Linda Weston Gregory Thomas Eddie Wright Tigers, Lions, and Bears Freed After Owner Kills Self Zanesville, OHTerry Thompson, 62, was found dead with a self-inflicted wound at the farm after sightings of freed animals were reported. Schools were shut down and residents were told to stay inside. One of the big cats reached an interstate highway where it was hit by an oncoming car. Authorities killed 49 of the 56 animals, including tigers, six black bears, two grizzlies, two wolves, and 17 lions. The dead animals were taken back to the farm where they were buried. The animals that survived were three leopards, a grizzly, and two macaque monkeys, which were safely taken to the zoo. Thompson had been convicted of animal cruelty in the past for mistreating his animals. Man Uses 9-Year-Old Daughter as Designated Driver Woodhaven, MIA man had called police after seeing a small girl behind the wheel. The man was actually surprised by her driving skills saying she even made sure to use turn signals as she drove. When police caught up and pulled the van over, he found a 9-year-old sitting on top of a child booster seat. The girl said to the officer, What did you stop me for? I was driving good." The officer took note of the father who was intoxicated and in the passengers seat. He kept telling the police that he had a designated driver insisting that everything was fine. He refused to take a breathalyzer test and was arrested shortly. He was charged with one felony count of child endangerment, a misdemeanor count of child abuse and habitual-offender fourth offense based on previous convictions.

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OCTOBER 22, 2011THE STARC&J 4 PAGE B4 C M Y K Criminal Line-Up Criminal Line-Up 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 MISSING PERSONS Name: Antron Franklin Age: 16 Weight: 155 lbs Last seen: 10/11/11 Name: Zakendra Antoinette Gary Age: 16 Weight: 104 lbs Last seen: 10/10/11 Name: Leslie B Smith-Giles Age: 17 Weight: 160 lbs Last seen: 9/16/11 Name: Chiaresh China Sweat Age: 18 Weight: 140 lbs Last seen: 9/30/11 Name: Clarissa Danielle Williams Age: 15 Weight: 135 lbs Last seen: 10/8/11 Armed Robbery Suspects atGas StationPolice were dispatched to a gas station in reference to an armed robbery to an individual. Upon arrival, police observed the victim was bleeding from his head. Investigation revealed that the victim was approached by two unknown suspects as he was walking up to his apartment. One of the suspects pointed a black gun at his face and struck him with the handle of the gun while the other suspect grabbed his arms and pinned them behind his back. When the victim regained consciousness, he observed the suspects exiting the apartment complex driving a dark vehicle. The victim then discovered that his wallet and keys had been stolen. Within one hour of the robbery, the suspects were seen entering the Gate Gas Station at 8070 Atlantic Blvd. The suspects attempted to use the victims ATM card, however they could not obtain any funds.Bank Robbery SuspectPolice responded to BBVA Compass Bank located at 3560 University Boulevard N. in reference to a bank robbery.Investigation revealed an unknown black male suspect described as 56Ž58Ž, mid to late 20s, wearing a blue hoodie, sun glasses and a white baseball cap entered the bank and demanded money. The suspect had a note and said he had a gun. The unknown suspect(s) are believed to have left in a white Ford Crown Victoria type vehicle with dark tinted windows. Anyone with any information about the identity of the suspect is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS or email at rewards@fccrimestoppers.com. You will remain anonymous and receive a possible reward MOST WANTED Name: Charles Anthony Brown Age: 38 Offense: Attempted Sexual Battery w/Force Name: Lynnetta Fisher Age: 41 Offense: Credit Card Fraud Name: Lemmanuel Lewis Age: 24 Offense: Traffic in Stolen Property Name: Kirstopher Morrison Age: 29 Offense: Felony Battery Name: Princeo Altidor Age: 22 Offense: Robbery w/Gun Name: Stacey Smith Age : 43 Offense: Credit Card Fraud



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A Duval County jury awarded Derrick McCants and his two minor children $5.87 million dollars for the death of Shannon McCants, his wife and mother of the two McCants children. Shannon was shot multiple times on November 20, 2006 while working as a supervising pharmacist at Shands Jacksonville Medical Center. The lawsuit alleged that the Wackenhut Corporation was negligent in its provision of security services at Shands. Wackenhut was a supplemental security provider to the Shands Medical Center at the time of the incident. The jury allocated fault between Shands and the Wackenhut Corporation. The Law Firm of Austin & Austin said they will seek to enforce this verdict especially since the company did not settle this claim years ago. A father faces attempted murder charges after stabbing his son multiple times over several items that were missing in their home. According to a police report, lima beans is one. The 54-year-old father, Donald Wynn, was arrested Friday morning at their home. Mr. Wynn had been estranged from his son, 26-year-old Donald Gilley, until recently. Both are now living together. Wynn made a statement to the authorities that he accused his son of stealing personal items from him, including a can of lima beans. Wynn said he and his son got into a heated argument which caused him to loose his head and attack his son with a knife. When officers and Fire Rescue arrived at the home, Gilley had wounds in his abdomen, upper chest and lower abdomen from a pocket knife that belongs to his father. FBI agents are investigating the death of a newborn baby found aboard a Carnival cruise ship that returned to Port Canaveral on Saturday. The FBI's Evidence Response Team was activated that morning when the ship returned to its Florida base. FBI is working with port authorities to investigate. Palm Beach authorities say, "We received preliminary information of a deceased newborn on the vessel (the Dream) and we are investigating the matter." www.thefloridastar.com Looking for customers to patronize your business or utilize your services? If you answered YES, then you need to place an ad in The Florida Star or Georgia Star! CALL 904/766-8834 to place your ad TODAY!! Check, Money Order, or Credit Cards Accepted ad@thefloridastar.com NORTHEAST FLORIDAS OLDEST, LARGEST, MOST READ AFRICAN AMERICAN OWNED NEWSPAPER I N S I D E Opinion/Editorial............A-2 Church...........................A-3 Talk of the Town...............A-4 Around the Area............A-6 National News.............B-6Florida/Georgia...B-1& B-3 Columns........................B-2 Sports...........................B-4 Crime & Justice..(A).C&J-1-4 Prep Rap...........(B).PR-1-4 Classified & Business... B-7 Presorted Standard U.S. Postage Paid Jacksonville, FL Permit No. 3617 OCTOBER 22 OCTOBER 28, 2011 VOL. 61 NO. 28 50 CENTS An Award Winning Publication, serving you since 1951. Rated A by the Better Business Bureau Wish to give us a News Story? Call (904) 766-8834 or Send it to: info@thefloridastar.com Read The Florida and Georgia S tar Newspapers. Listen to IMPACT Radio T alk Show.WWW.thefloridastar.comStill the peoples choice, striving to make a difference. Cant Get to the Store Have The Star Delivered The Florida Star P. O. Box 40629 Jacksonville, FL 32203 The Florida Star, The Georgia Star! Impact Radio AM1360 (904) 766-8834 SINCE 1951 The man who ruled Libya as a brutal dictator for 42 years before being pushed out by rebels is dead. Muammar Gaddafi was killed as revolutionary forces overwhelmed his hometown. There were celebrations in the streets in cities throughout Libya. People are firing guns in the air in celebration and there are chants that God is great. This is a sign of relief for most Libyans. They were afraid if Gaddafi remained at large he would start a Gorilla war against them, stated Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as she was interviewed by a Texas TV station. Ruling Libya for more than 40 years, Gaddafi was wanted by the International Crime Court on charges of ordering the killing of civilians. Reaction from around the World leaders past and present react positive to reports from Libya that Muammar Gaddafi had been captured. Needs Improvement: Congress Takes Up Foster Care Student Report Cards Due to children in foster care transferring to at least two different schools a year results in them being behind their peer in almost every academic measure. A U.S. Senate committee takes a closer look at the problem today and a national town hall meeting is set for Wednesday, featuring formal head of Florida Department of Children and Families, George Sheldon. A number of studies have documented the educational instability of children and youth in foster care. An estimated two-thirds to three-quarters of children and youth who enter the foster care system must change schools. One study found that almost 65 percent of children entering foster care had to transfer to a new school in the middle of the school year. On average, children in foster care move one or two times each year. In a study of young adults who had left foster care at age 18, one-third reported they had changed schools five or more times. School stability, by contrast, is associated with improved educational progress for children and youth in foster care. One study found that youth who had one fewer placement move each yearand greater school stability as a resultwere almost twice as likely to graduate from high school before they left foster care. Father Stabs Son Multiple Times Over Lima Beans Muammar Gaddafi gunned down and while trying to flee as he was overwhelmed by rebels. He later died of his wounds. By M. E. Ford During October, Breast Cancer awareness month, everyone gets in on the PINK. From the pink fire trucks to football players wearing pink gloves and shoes. This is a sign to inform everyone to go for a mammogram, no matter what gender. According to Breast Cancer.org about 1 in 8 women in the U.S. (12%) will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime and about 1,970 new cases of invasive breast cancer were expected to be diagnosed in men last year. Studies show that if you are at the age of 35 years old, you will need to have a mammogram once a year and if its found in other family members, every 6 months. The earlier this disease is detected, the better chance it is to cure it 100%. Each year different foundations raise awareness about breast cancer. Some by walking to raise money, fundraising, etc. for research to try and find a cure for the disease. Every year thousands of people women, men and children of all races gather to race for the cure. This disease does not discriminate and it does not matter if it is in your family genes. Even though it is better to be more aware if one of your family members were diagnosed with it such as a grandmother, mother, sister even a father or brother. We must stress to everyone we know and love to go for an annual check-up. And if its feasible, to make it one of the charities that we support. If there is any doubt about donating to any cause, just ask anyone that have lost their mother or daughter, or any love one due to breast cancer. Its worth all of the support that we can assist with. Lets show we care. See more on Breast October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month FREE TICKETSouthernWomen Show Call: 904-766-8834Florida Star Office Former Libyan Leader Muammar Gaddafi Dead Donald Wynn, 54, accused of stabbing his son multiple times at their St. Petersburg home. A Dead Newborn was Found on cruise ship See more on Breast Cancer page A-6 Help needed identifying armed robbersSee this story and more in the Crime and Justice Section. Sheriff Glover is now President Glover See B-1 $6 Million Awarded to Jacksonville Family of Shands Pharmacist Shannon McCants MAYORS REORGANIZATION PLANby Dennis WadeMayor Alvin Brown invited the media to review a draft of the city's government reorganization plan. Although the plan is not yet finalized the draft report was released because of the Times Union public record request. The Mayor's plan will possibly ask all city departments to cut their next years budget by 15 percent.The Mayor's plan will have to be approved by the City Council. Part of the proposed reorganization were recommendations by The Robert Bobb Group who was hired by the Jacksonville Civic Council. Part of the Robert Bobb Group's recommendations was to look for savings by reducing personal cost in the Sheriff's office and Public Works Department. Other saving or cuts could come from gradually, increasing to 20 percent the amount some employees contribute to pay for their health insurance. And savings from cuts to unionized non-public safety employees. We will have to wait and see if the Sheriff's office can handle anymore cuts and still provide the service to serve and protect the citizens of Jacksonville/Duval County.

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IM JUST SAYINGI am concerned about the direction that our country is taking concerning our constitutional rights. Negative comments can be made on Christianity or even about Jesus and it is no big deal, yet if someone makes a statement about Muslims or homosexuals red flags go up. What happened to freedom of speech in America? I will tell you! It has been censored by special interest groups that have only one focus their interests (or agendas). They create a biased rhetoric that rides under the cover of human rights. The proper term is secular humanism which promotes mans will and right to live as he or she please without the intervention of God. This is all good for those who choose this path, but the problem comes in when people of faith choose what they believe to be the righteous path. Religious liberty is under attack in America and the weapon used is a smoking gun under the cover of human rights. I fully support equality, but this new age vehicle called human rights tends to give certain special interest groups a ride and leave others on the side of the road. There is no equality for all people groups! A perfect example of inequality and media bias is First Coast Newss (Channel 12 WTLV) recent story on the human rights subject brought up at the September 27, 2011 City Council meeting. First Coast News comfortably exploited statements about my past but failed to deal with Parvez Ahmeds present questionable status. I have openly admitted about my past, which is just that, MY PAST!! Mr. Parvez was the president of an organization that is currently an unindicted coconspirator in the largest terrorist funding court case in American history for 4 years (CAIR). Though CAIR requested to have their name removed from public court records and was awarded the request, the judge documented that CAIR was a Hamas (terrorist funding) organization. More than one of the 2012 Presidential Candidates has vowed to indict the 302 coconspirators identified with the terrorist funding court case that CAIR is involved in, if elected. Up until the City Council a few weeks ago, I was not aware of the details of what happened on the City Council during Mr. Parvezs appointment. I received the information that I gathered from a retired military general. He was the Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence on Capitol Hill. I also received an in depth briefing from the F.B.I. Agent that organized the first terrorist training program in our nation. I was shaken when I purchased three national best-selling books on terrorism and Mr. Parvez was mentioned in all of them as being the president of a terrorist funding group. In one of the F.B.I. wire taps that I was given, the two Hamas leaders that started CAIR stated that they had to infiltrate college campuses by teaching finances to open the door for Shariah Law (The laws of Islam). Is it by chance that Mr. Parvez works at the University of North Florida (In Jacksonville, Florida), teaching finances Im just saying! (Go to this website) Though my words were very clear at the City Council meeting, the media tried to make it seem as though I was rambling and talking out of my head. The truth about the matter is that I was well informed. They were so busy judging my past that they could not see what was right before their eyes. This is a perfect example of the media bias that exist today. As an elected official, I have constitutional, professional and civil rights to state what I believe. I will not fall under the umbrella of the profile of how a Democrat or a black woman should think. I will not be profiled or categorized. The right to have my own view is my Godgiven right, under girded by the Constitution of the United States of America. I was amazed when two white lesbians had the nerve to confront me on why I did not believe in same-sex marriage or abortion, being that I was a black, female Democrat. They actually told me that I was not supposed to believe this way. As they profiled me, they did not take the time to consider that their salaries were double the income of some of my black female friends in the same profession. I was privy to this information. Because I am a black female it breaks the crutch of my accusers who monopolize on calling white people that exercise their right to speak what they believe, racist. Because my accusers cannot rightfully call me a racist they have to resort to calling me a bigotGIVE ME A BREAK!!! Have we forgotten about freedom of speech and freedom of religion in America? This is the foundation of what our country was built upon. It is ironic that the people who promote tolerance have ZERO TOLERANCE for others that choose to believe differently from them. I recently spent seven hours in The Duval County Jail with inmates, in their cells. I have been ministering in the inner cities of America for the past 20 years. How could it be said that I do not support human rights? Just because I do not support a group, does not mean I do not support human rights. While I do not focus on matters of peoples private bedrooms, I pay close attention to the fact that men and women are treated like animals in our penal system. Terrorist in Guantanamo Bay are treated better that many inmates in our country. I support human rights but I do not support the agendas of special interest groups that pimp the black community to ride on our oppression. Most of these groups care nothing about the plight of black communities. Some Muslims open stores in the ghettos of America and jack the prices up unbelievably. Is this an outreach that positively affects our communities? There are law abiding, peaceful Muslim brothers and sisters in our communities but this does not take away the fact that all Muslims are not peaceful and law abiding. Just as, all black men with dreadlocks and gold teeth are not criminals. But if you are followed at night by a man that fits this description, caution is wisdom. It is beyond my understanding that blacks allow special interest groups to compare the plight of slavery, Jim Crow and the discrimination blacks have experienced in America to what homosexuals have experienced or the plight of Muslims in America. Statistically speaking, both of these groups have more financial resources and higher paid salaries than that of people in the black community. I also believe that human rights that take the rights of others are unjust. Where do the human rights of some end and the rights of others begin? An example is allowing a male student that thinks he is a female to use the girls locker room to change for P.E. Allowing this young man (with male body parts) to use the girls locker room is offensive, no matter what sex he thinks he is. Another example is Hate Crime Legislation. This legislation gives a person with an assault and battery charge more time if their offense is against a gay person. The gay person only has to say that he or she was assaulted because of their sexual preference. On the contrary, black people have been assaulted, abused and persecuted for decades with no extra compensation. Laws are put in place for any person that is violated. Why do we need a special law for gays? As I mentioned at the City Council Meeting last week, these groups do not seek equality but preferential treatment. If I had a dollar for every time I was called the N word I would be rich. Last but not least, those of the homosexual agenda strongly express their offense against Romans the first chapter because it condemns their lifestyle. How dare them! By my faith this is an abomination! In several countries this chapter of the Bible has been outlawed because of Hate Crime Legislation. Could this be the path that America is on? It may not be the path of America, but it is the plan of the homosexual agenda. Another thing that I must note is that there is a difference in our brothers and sisters that have chosen the homosexual lifestyle and the antichrist ways of the people of the homosexual agenda. I had millions of hits on Google from homosexuals during my campaign. These were not just regular gay people. They were mostly organized, atheist, God-hating racists with agendas that have nothing to do with the rights of humanity. They only support their AGENDA. Jay Leno made a joke about Muslims and was ostracized. Basketball players that use the word sissy get huge fines, yet the N word is use all the time, with no financial penalty. It is a proven fact that a gay person can wake up one morning and decide not to be gay anymore. I cannot change being black and I do not appreciate my civil rights as a black American being coupled with theirs. It cannot be debated that I was born black! Born gay---is up for debate! I would also like to address the continual accusation that I am full of hate and homophobic. This is only propaganda released by the homosexual agenda. First of all, I do not hate anyone. Hate is not a part of my faith. I have gay associates and deal with gay people every day. I respect their lifestyle and they respect my faith. They come to me for deliverance. I have never solicited them. They solicit my ministry as a result of being depressed and tired of living in sin, just like any other sinner. My faith is that homosexuality is a sin before God. I will never bow my knee to believe anything otherwise. It is my constitutional right. The problem with the homosexual agenda and other special interest groups is that they do not respect these unalienable rights. They are zero tolerant and disrespectful. I am zero tolerant about my faith but I respect the lifestyles of others. Finally, I am not homophobic, I am hell-o-phobicdope-ophobicadultery-o-phobic and any other sin-o-phobic based on my values and faith. A phobia is a fear. I am not in fear of homosexuals or their agenda. Being a black, female preacher, born in 1961 and being from the souththere is not a people group that can tell me about discrimination or any kind of human rights. It is joke to think that any of these folk can even relate to the prejudice I have been through over the past 50 years; and even what I have experienced as a minority on the City Council today. Prejudice is ignorant and people perish for what they do not know. There is a curse of the silent majority while the loud minority shouts from the mountain top. Many people have the same views that I have. They have just been muzzled like ox. As long as the Lord will allow, I will speak my piece and choose not to be silent! The key word to summarize my vision for this article is not tolerance but respectas Americans we should respect the different views of people. This is why we have elections. People vote for candidates that support their views. Every elected official believes something and because this is not a communist countryit is ok! No matter what is said about me, almost 93,000 citizens voted for me when I was only in the race a few months. As long as I deal fairly with all men and have conviction in my heart to do the right thing, I can impart to the vision of this great city. This is what makes America great And to the Republic for which it stands, One Nation, Under God, Indivisible with Liberty and Justice FOR ALL! I know some may not agree with me but, IM JUST SAYING! 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Simpson First African American Inducted Into The Florida Press Hall Of Fame NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS REGARDING ORDINANCE 2011-554 REAPPORTIONMENT OF JACKSONVILLE CITY COUNCIL DISTRICTS AND AT-LARGE RESIDENCY AREA BOUNDARIES AND SCHOOL BOARD DISTRICTS IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE 2010 CENSUS DATA Pursuant to Section 18.107(c) (Reapportionment of Council and School board Districts), Ordinance Code, the City Council Rules Committee will hold an additional public hearing to receive comments and views of those persons who would be affected by the amendments approved by Council on October 25, 2011. The meeting is scheduled as follows: Monday, October 31, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. City of Jacksonville City Hall at St. James City Council Chambers, 1st Floor, 117 W. Duval Street Jacksonville, FL 32202 All interested citizens are urged to attend this meeting. Information concerning the Council Amendment and proposed maps may be obtained in the City Council Legislative Services Division, City Hall, 117 West Duval Street, Suite 430, by calling: 904-630-1404 or on-line at http://www.coj.net/City-Council.aspx If you are a person with a disability who needs an accommodation in order to access public hearing facilities or participate in a public hearing proceeding, for this meeting, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. To request such an accommodation, please contact the Legislative Services Division Jacksonville City Council at least three business days prior to the required service by using one of the following methods: Phone (904) 630-1404; Fax (904) 630-1242; TTD-(904) 630-1580. Stephen C. Joost Council President Bill Bishop, Chair Rules Committee Cheryl L. Brown Council Secretary Margarita Cardenas, of Lyons, GA. will be hiring 70 temporary farm workers. Needed from 9/26/11 through 11/6/11 @40 Hours per week. Duties include; harvesting, checking, packing of large Cucumbers. Wage is 9.12 per hour or the prevailing wage rate. Minimum Guarantee of 3/4 of total hours offered. Employer furnishes work tools, supplies and equipment. Free housing is Provided for workers that cannot reasonably return home at the end of the Day. Transportation and subsistence expense provided with completion of 50% of the work contract. INTERESTED WORKERS SHOULD APPLY A THE NEAREST GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF LABOR OFFICE AND PROVIDE THE OFFICE WITH A COPY OF THIS ADVERTISEMENT. REFERENCE JOB#GA 7968129 HELP WANTED PUBLIC NOTICE

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JACKSONVILLE, FL ANDERSON, Raymond, died October 14, 2011. BROCKMAN, Allene Marie, 74, died October 14, 2011. BURNETTE, Derrick Russell, 47, died October 10, 2011. DAUGHTRY, Harry E., Jr., 82, died October 11, 2011. GREEN, Donald H., 76, died October 14, 2011. GREEN, Virginia P., 77, died October 12, 2011. HARRITY Juanita L., 76, died October 12, 2011. JOLLY, Jesse, Jr., died October 9, 2011. McCOWAN, Robert Conrad, 82, died October 15, 2011. MERRITT, Mary Frances, died October 9, 2011. MOORE, William John, died October 13, 2011. MORRIS, Daniel Eugene, 45, died October 12, 2011. MORRIS, Robert, died October 15, 2011. NAIPAVEL, Grace Elizabeth, 65, died October 13, 2011. NEALY, Lundsey, 50, died October 7, 2011. PRITCHETT, William Hollis, 80, died October 12, 2011. RICHARDSON Lara Darlene Ging Luke, 65, died October 15, 2011. TYLER, Komma Irene, died October 13, 2011. VAUGHT, Sheldon E., 63, died October 12, 2011. WILLIAMS, Rebecca Sue Francis, 57, died October 11, 2011. WILLIAMS, Thelma J., died October 14, 2011. WILLIS, Clyde Martin Arthur Nolan, 55, died October 16, 2011. WINSLOW, Richard Lee, 58, died October 14, 2011. ~*~GEORGIA DEATHS BUGGS, Eleanora Lousie, died October 14, 2011. BLOCKER, Janie Marie Campbell, died October 16, 2011. CARLTON, Mary Frances, 97, died October 11, 2011. CASH, Catherine Elizabeth Merchant, 102, died October 12, 2011. COLLINS, Sam, died October 13, 2011. MANSER, Dotty E., 54, died October 10, 2011. MARTIN, Henry Clark, 84, died October 13, 2011. NIXON, Alicia Denise, died October 14, 2011. PINKNEY, Hardy L., died October 14, 2011. RASHED, Saleem, died October 12, 2011. WALKER, Elise, died October 7, 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 22, 2011 Tune In To WCGL AM RadioForIMPACT IMPACTTuesday and Thursday from 8:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.AtWCGL1360.comThe Florida Star and Impact Striving To Make A Difference! Clara McLaughlin Host Yvonne Brooks Co-Host CHURCH DEATH NOTICES DEATH NOTICES Central Metropolitan C.M.E. Church4611 North Pearl St., Jacksonville, FL 32206 Ofc (904) 354-7426 Fax (904) 354-0934Rev. Marquise Hardrick, Pastor ~ Worship Service ~Sun Church School 9:30a.m. Sun Morning Worship -10:45 a.m. Tues Eve Bible Study 6:30 p.m. Wed Bible Study 12 Noon Wed Feeding Ministry 2:00 p.m. ANNOUNCEMENTS Lion of the Tribe of Judah Ministries, Inc. PASTOR Dr. Sirretta Williams (Temporary services held) 623 Beechwood St., Jacksonville, FL 32206 Sunday School.......10:00 a.m. ~ Sunday Worship .......11:00 a.m. Every 5th Sunday Friends and Family Day Wednesday Bible Study 7:00 p.m. Direct Phone: 904.866.7047 Office Phone: 904.356.4226 Seeing Beyond The Lifestyle To Save A Life Website: www.lottojm.com BROTHER DAVID TERRELL REVIVAL 4502 Old Middleburg Rd., Jacksonville, FL (off 103rd St.), is having a Gospel Tent Revival November 1st 5th, 2011. First service is at 7:30 p.m.; November 2nd 5th, service will be at 10:30 a.m. there will also be a 7:30 p.m. service. There will be anointed preaching, praying for sick deliverance. Come let God change your life. All is welcome! For more info, call 783-6567. 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. 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. 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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... Greater Mount Ararat Missionary Baptist Church 181 Buddy Avenue, Lake City, Florida 32055Announces The Installation Services Of: PASTORELECT: DAVID L. SCOTT WHEN: Sunday, November 6, 2011 @ 4:30pm And I give you pastors according to mine heart, which shall feed you with knowledge and understanding Jeremiah 3:15 Pastor Elect Scott cordially invites all Pastors, Evangelist, Ministers, & Friends to join in this joyous occasion as he endeavors to do Gods will. Saint Paul AME ChurchWill Host The 136th East Annual Conference The Rev. Dr. Marvin C. Zanders, II and the disciples of Saint Paul AME Church, 6910 New Kings Rd., extend an especially warm welcome to the entire constituency of the African Methodist Episcopal church of the East Annual Conference. Saint Paul will serve as host church for the 136th East Annual Conference. The Rev. Elizabeth Yates is the Host Presiding Elder. The Conference will convene October 22nd through October 28, 2011. Committees have been working diligently to ensure that The 2011 Conference will be one of the best East Annual Conferences held since it began. The Right Rev. McKinley Young, Presiding Bishop of The Eleventh Episcopal District will be the convener. The agenda for the Conference is as follows: Saturday, October 22nd 8:00 A.M. YPD 5:00 YPD Witness Sunday, October 23rd 6:00 P.M. The Debutantes and Masters Witness Monday, October 24th 9:00 A.M. WMS. Convention ~ 7:00 P.M. WMS Witness Tuesday, October 25th 9:00 A.M. Opening business Session 7:00 P.M. Opening Worship/Annual Sermon, Rev. Dr. Marvin C. Zanders, II Wednesday, October 26th 1:00 P.M. MSA Luncheon 7:00 P.M. Sons of Allen Witness Thursday, October 27th 10:00 A.M. Ordination and Communion Service 3:00 P.M. Business Session/Memorial and Retiree Witness Friday, October 28th8:00 A.M. Business Session 11:00 A.M. Election of General Conference Delegates 6:00 P.M. Model Church School 7:30 P.M. Closing Convocation Please Contact the office of Saint Paul at 764-2755 for additional information. Churchs website: www.stpaulamejax.org

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A4 C M Y KPAGE A-4 THE STAR OCTOBER 22, 2011 E kaabo (pronounced eh-kah-bow). Welcome.October 14 16, 2011. Pencheck. Padcheck. Cameracheck. Phone...check. Car keyscheck. Change of clothescheck. Roller skates.oh no! I left home without them! This was the weekend that the stars aligned for all the auspicious events in the Jacksonville cosmos: Inauguration of Nathaniel Glover, Jr. as president of Edward Waters College; the 100 Black Mens Annual Scholarship Banquet; the Jacksonville Film Festival with its second year presenting the Black Cinema Spotlight; the Gullah-Geechee Fest; Sapleo Island (Georgia) Heritage Festival; Night Sands, an annual camping event on American Beach; Summer Girlz, Some Are Not; and the banquet given by former students of Mrs. Ernestine Cox and the Gretel and Gertie Dance School. Without my skates, getting to all the venues was an insurmountable task. Edward Waters College Inauguration Weekend A Pictorial View Talk of the Town! Talk of the Town! by Frances Bradley Volume Burks, Photographer Its Still My Birthday (for the whole month of October)! So friends treated me to champagne and black forest cake with strawberries at Juliettes in the Omni Hotel. OMG! It was soooo good. Until next week, Smooches (smack, smack)Frances T A L K O F T H E T O W N President Glover meets alumna Ok Sun Burks at the post-inaugural reception. Mrs. Burks is a distinguished graduate of EWC's CLIMB Program. Florida State Senator-elect Audrey Gibson, Florida State Rep. Mia Jones, and Mayor Alvin Brown join faculty and other distinguished guests at the Inauguration Investiture Ceremony Bishop McKinley Young and Nat Glover listening to a speaker Mayor Alvin Brown, the first African-American Mayor of Jacksonville, Florida acknowledges the achievements of Nathaniel Glover, Jr., who enjoys a distinguished career of "firsts". Senator-elect Audrey Gibson congratulating former Sheriff Nathaniel Glover, Jr. Congresswoman Corrine Brown Reminiscing About President Nathaniel Glover, Jr. Nathaniel Glover, Jr. prepares to receive the Presidential Medallion, the official insignia of the college president After receiving the Presidential Medallion, Mr. Glover is sworn in by Bishop McKinley Young while Dr. Orrin Mitchell, ViceChair of the EWC Board of Trustees and Rev. Elizabeth Yates observe. Presenting Nathaniel Glover, Jr., the 29th President of Edward Waters College (Official photograph used with permission) President Nathaniel Glover, Jr. delivering his inaugural speech President Glover meets third-generation EWC alumna, TALK OF THE TOWN!'s Frances Calhoun Bradley. Her Grandfather, the late Rev. T. C. Calhoun was Secretary-Treasurer of the EWC Board of Trustees in the late 1920s. Gloria Lovett, Dr. Orrin Mitchell, Vice-Chair of the EWC Board of Trustees, and Von Alexander Members of the Inauguration Committee joined by President Glover, Mayor Btrown, and Dr. Wendell Holmes, Jr. (foreground) TALK OF THE TOWN! Seated l-r: Dr. Wendell Holmes, Jr., Congresswoman Corrine Brown, and Mayor Alvin Brown. Stranding, l-r: Frances Calhoun Bradley, Atty. Cynthia Austin, Inauguration Committee co-chair, Sen. Tony Hill, and Mrs. Jacquelyne Holmes. TALK OF THE TOWN!'s photo journalist and EWC alumnus, Volume Burks, gives a hearty congratulations to President Glover. President Glover, Barbara McNeely-Bouie, Choir Director, Al Jarreau, and members of the EWC Concert Choir Members of the Inauguration Committee with President Glover and recording artist, Al Jarreau (Photograph by F. M. Powll III) Grammer Winner, Al Jarreau with TALK OF THE TOWN!'s Frances Calhoun Bradley Nathaniel Glover, Jr., President of Edward Waters College addresses the audience before the EWC Concert Choir opens the 10th Annual Fine Arts Benefit Scholarship Concert with the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestera and featuring the incomparable Al Jarreau TALK OF THE TOWN!'s Volume Burks and Frances Calhoun Bradley join Betty Asque Davis, Phyliss Johnson, and J. Carl Davis post concert Dr. Kenneth Jones with the Sugar Hill Gang-former Calhoun Street denizens, Susan Canty Jones, Frances Calhoun Bradley, and Wayne Canty and the Durkeeville Damsels-8th Street lovelies, Cecilia and Mary Washington On a singular note, a post concert gathering turned into an impromptu birthday celebration for me (one week later)!

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Diahann Carroll credits a routine mammogram with saving her life. When doctors found a lump in Carrolls chest at 63, it was less than a centimeter in size and they were able to remove it completely with a lumpectomy. Diahann Carroll recovered and went back to work. In fact she was featured in a documentary about breast cancer. Around The Area Around The Area PAGE A-6 THE STAR OCTOBER 22, 2011 Breast Self-Awareness Saves Lives By James N. Martin, Jr, MD President, The American Congress of Obstetricians and GynecologistsNearly one half of all cases of breast cancer in women 50 years and older and more than 70% of cases in women younger than 50 years are discovered by women themselves, frequently unintentionally. If breast cancer is found and treated early, most cases can be cured. Because women play such a major role in detecting breast cancer, its important for them to develop breast self-awareness, or an understanding of the normal appearance and feel of their breasts. Breast self-awareness differs from traditional breast self-exams in that it doesnt require women to examine their breasts at specific intervals or with a precise method. Instead, breast self-awareness emphasizes having a solid sense of what is normal for your breasts so you are better able to recognize any changes, no matter how small, and report them to your doctor. Most breast problems, especially in young women, are not cancer. Common breast problems include: Fibrocystic changes, which may make your breasts feel lumpy and tender and often occur near the time of your period. Fibrocystic changes may also cause breast pain, itchiness, and swelling. Cysts, or small sacs filled with fluid, which can be almost any size, on your breasts. They usually develop in women ages 25 and in women who are taking hormone therapy after menopause. Cysts are benign in most cases. Fibroadenomas, or solid, non-cancerous lumps, which occur most often in young women. These lumps appear in both breasts, usually in an even pattern. If you have felt a lump, you should be examined by your doctor even if your last mammography result was normal. Most women who experience fibrocystic changes, cysts, or fibroadenomas do not have a greater chance of developing breast cancer. In addition to the symptoms of these common breast problems, you should tell your doctor if you experience nipple retraction (nipple turns in), redness of nipples or breast skin, and scaly nipples or breast skin. Possible warning signs of breast cancer include a lump in only one of your breasts, dimpling or other changes in the skin on your breasts, and spontaneous nipple discharge. If you see a change in your breasts at any time, your doctor should examine them. He or she will review when you first had symptoms and how long they have lasted. Your doctor will also ask questions about your medical history to check for other factors that could point to an increased risk of breast cancer. For more information, go to: cancer.gov/cancertopics/screening/understanding-breast-changes. OCTOBER IS BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH Notice of Bids Northwest 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 demolition. (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) Existing 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 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. 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 bidder 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 representative 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 qualified 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 and 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 DavisBacon 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 information. 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 Interest, 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 with this Notice. PRE-BID MEETING:PRE-BID Walk Through: Meeting Date: October 18, 2011Meeting 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 Jacksonville, FL 32205, (904) 388-7686 ONE ORIGINAL BID AND REQUIRED DOCUMENTS SHALL BE SUBMITTED. NO DUPLICATES OR COPIES WILL BE CONSIDERED MANDATORY PRE-PROPOSAL PUBLIC NOTICE Diahann Carroll Minnie Riperton Singer/song-writer Robin Roberts-Anchorwoman Celebrities That Have Battled With Breast Cancer and Shared It Publicly The Good Morning America anchor woman went public about her bout with breast cancer on live television in 2007. She courageously rocked her slick baldie when she appeared on national television. Thats major in the constantly glamed up world of network news. That was a powerful statement Robin was making and she looked good doing it. Minnie Riperton was an American singer-songwriter best known for her vocal range of five-and-a-half octaves and her 1975 single "Lovin' You." Minnie found a lump in her breast at the height of her career. Initially people told her she shouldnt go public about her breast cancer diagnosis and treatment because it wouldnt be good for her career. But in 1979, she recorded a commercial urging women to perform self examinations and do whatever it takes to save their lives. (Riperton had a mastectomy to remove one breast.) Unfortunately Ripertons cancer had already spread to her lymph nodes and she eventually passed away from the disease. Faith Fancher Anchorwoman Like Robin Roberts, Faith Fancher was an anchorwoman when she received her diagnosis. She publicly chronicled her disease with the help of her co-anchor and the television stations camera crew. Also like Robin, Faith donned her bald head. She received a double mastectomy and thought she had beaten the disease. She returned to work before the cancer came back and she eventually passed away from the disease. Ruby Dee Actress American actress, poet, playwright, screenwriter, journalist, and activist, perhaps best known for co-starring in the film A Raisin in the Sun (1961) and the film American Gangster (2007). In addition to her long-standing marriage and her illustrious acting career, Ruby Dee can add breast cancer survivor to her lengthy resume. We dont know much about Rubys journey with breast cancer but we do know that the veteran actress has been cancer free for over 30 years. Richard Roundtree Actor Formerly seen as a disease that affected only women, Richard Roundtree best known for the movie Shaft, let us know that this is not the case. Although he was diagnosed in 1993, Roundtree kept his cancer survivor status a secret for five years. 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OCTOBER 22, 2011 THESTAR LOCAL FLORIDASECTION B Al Jarreau performing with the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra (photos by Frank M. Powell, III) Nathaniel Glover, Jr.29th President of Edward Waters College Nathaniel Glover, Jr., 29th President of EWC. Former Sheriff of Jacksonville, FL. Former Sheriff is the first alumnus to head the institution.By Frances Calhoun Bradley, The Florida Star On Saturday, October 15, 2011, Nathaniel Glover, Jr. was installed as President of Edward Waters College before a crowd of supporters and well-wishers which included family and friends, faculty and staff, Bishop McKinley Young, the Presiding Prelate of the Eleventh Episcopal District of the A.M.E. Church; United States Congresswoman Corrine Brown; Mayor Alvin Brown, City of Jacksonville; Senator-elect Audrey Gibson, Florida Senate District 1; Rep. Mia L. Jones, Florida House District 14; Councilman Stephen Joost, President, Jacksonville City Council; John Delaney, President, University of North Florida; Eric Daniel Johnson, President, EWC National Alumni Association; alumni and students. Mr. Glover served as interim president after the departure of former president, Dr. Claudette Williams. In his Inaugural speech, Mr. Glover laid out his vision for the future of EWC via a three-point plan: 1.To annually increase enrollment, retention and graduation rates drastically throughout the next four years until 2015. 2.To develop and implement signature academic programs that are regionally and/or nationally accredited by 2015. Planning is already underway for new programs in Christian Leadership, Transportation Management, and Forensic Science. 3.To ensure that Edward Waters College is seen as a valued member of Jacksonville and the North Florida region, and a respected institution among higher education accrediting agencies, organizations and institutions. Glover also spoke about focusing on student leadership, career placement, and providing students with the tools to compete in a global marketplace. The Investiture Ceremony was the heart of three days of inaugural activities which included an Education Symposium; Presidential Meet and Greet; Leadership Luncheon featuring Keynote Speaker, Dr. Jarik E. Conrad; a post Inauguration outdoor reception; a pre-concert reception; and worship service at St. Stephen A.M.E. Church where Mr. Glover is a member. The culminating event was the Tenth Annual Fine Arts Benefit Scholarship Concert featuring Grammy Award winner, Al Jarreau, with the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra and renowned EWC Concert Choir, under the direction of Barbara McNeely-Bouie. Co-chairs for the Inauguration and Scholarship Concert were two of Jacksonvilles business and community powerhouses, Atty. Cynthia B. Austin, Austin & Austin, Attorneys-at-Law and Mike Hightower, Vice-President, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida. When asked about the amount of hours it took to bring this enormous event to fruition, Atty. Austin was quick to point out that the real work is done in committee. We could not have done it without Wanda Willis and the committee of volunteers, who generously donated their time and resources. Austin credits Willis, for her tireless involvement and support of Nat. The list of Inauguration Finance Committee members and Corporate Sponsors reads like a veritable Whos Who of the Jacksonville business community, including Willard Payne, Jr., Audrey Moran, Tom Petway, Wayne Weaver, Wayne Hogan, Cleve Warren, Steve Pajcic, W.C. Gentry, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida, JEA, Mayo Clinic, Baptist Health, The 11th Episcopal District AMEC, Thompson Hospitality, and many, many more. From humble beginnings to alumnus of EWC to Jacksonvilles first African-American sheriff elected in 100 years to college president, Nathaniel Glovers steady and focused rise could be the impetus needed to fulfill the slogan, Edward Waters College is on the rise! For more coverage on the Inauguration of President Nathaniel Glover, Jr. turn to TALK OF THE TOWN!, a lifestyle feature on page A4. Audience at the Presidential Inarguration of Nathaniel Glover, Jr. Congresswoman Corrine Brown and Mike Hightower of Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Nathaniel "Nat" Glover as the 29th president of Eward Waters College on this historic inaugural weekend and Mike Hightower Inauguration Committee Co-Chairperson Al Jarreau Jacksonville Symphony and the EWC Concert Choir October 16, 2011. Photo by Frank M. Powell, III.

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Open House at THE FOUNDATION ACADEMY, every Tuesday through May 2012, from 5-7pm on TFA Campus, 3675 San Pablo Rd S. Contact: www.FoundationAcademy.com, 904-241-3515. Limited Scholarships Available! Night of the Living HEAD: JAKE RETURNS and "Art of Comedy" at VAULT: Saturday October 22, 2011 at VAULT Gallery + Artspace, 121 W. Forsyth St., Jacksonville, FL 32202. Contact 904.608.1590 for additional information. Mathews Bridge Closure Impacts SUSAN G. KOMEN RACE FOR THE CURE participants This will be held on Saturday, Oct. 22, at the Jacksonville Fairgrounds. The Mathews Bridge is scheduled to be completely closed in both directions intil 6 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 23. For information on Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, please visit www.komennorthflorida.org. SOUTHERN WOMEN'S SHOW at the Prime F. Osborn III Convention Center, on Sunday, October 23, 2011, 1000 Water Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Call 904.630.4000 for more information. JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS VS. BALTIMORE RAVENS, EverBank Field, Monday October 24, 2011,1 Everbank Field Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Contact 904.633.6100 for more information. JACKSONVILLE WALKING TOUR on Tuesday, October 25, 2011, at The Jacksonville Landing, 2 Independent Dr. W., Jacksonville, FL 32202 For more information call 904.353.1188. DESSERT AND DISCUSSIONJoin Baptist Health on Oct. 27 at 6 pm for a Fun Evening of Treats and Info about Breast Health. Bring your friends and family and enjoy an informative, fun evening! The Hill Breast Center is located in the Baptist Outpatient Center at 1235 San Marco Blvd. Seating is limited. Please RSVP by Tuesday, October 25, 2011, to 904.202.CARE (2273). THE JACKSONVILLE LANDING FARMERS MARKET on Friday, October 28, 2011, The Jacksonville Landing, 2 Independent Dr. W., Jacksonville, FL 32202. Call 904.353.1188 for more information. TRICK OR TREAT: This Friday October 28, 2011Mark's Downtown Club/Lounge, 315 East Bay Street, Suite 101, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Contact904.355.5099 for more information. AUTISM OPEN HOUSE: Lecture on Autism on Tuesday November 1, 2011, 6:00P.M., at Sensory Connections, 6653 Powers Avenue, Suite 133, Jacksonville, FL 32217. For more information call 904-524-1752. Community ActivitiesPAGE B 2 THE STAR OCTOBER 22, 2011 HE GOT THE SHOCKER OF HIS LIFE. David, a 26 year old WWII veteran returned home and married his high school sweetheart who already had an 8 year old daughter. They had no additional children, but lived happily for 60 years until she died. His wife never worked, so he was the sole provider for the family and provided a good life for his wife and step-daughter. His step-daughter had 8 children and he accepted all of them as his grandchildren. Upon the death of his sweetheart, David gave his step-daughter $60,000 cash and $10,000 to each of her children ($140,000). David was a deacon in his church and after having been widowed for two years, he became lonely and married an elderly church lady largely for companionship, but also because he had fallen in love. Shortly after the wedding, much to his surprise, 2 of his granddaughters came into his house and right in front of his face, took all of his china, crystal and silver. They claimed that it belonged to their grandmother and no other woman had a right to use it. RESULT: Now the old man who has given so much to so many for so long, has been totally crushed by the conduct of the selfish few. He is now working with us to make plans for the rest of his life and for the distribution of his assets. PREPLANNING CAN HELP; WE CAN HELP! Our caring and professional staff includes funeral directors, attorneys,counselors and insurance agents. AARON and BURNEY BIVENS FUNERAL HOME andCREMATION SERVICES 529 Kingsley Avenue, Park, Florida 32073 (904) 264-1233 www.bivensfuneralhome.com PREPLANNING SERVICES AT TIME OF DEATH AFTERCARE SERVICES PROBATE OF ESTATES Make It Count By: Farris Long Sometimes No is Necessary I sat across the table one day from a gentleman who I consider to be a mentor of sorts to me in the business world. Many of the things I aspire to do, he has already done many times over. His name is Anthony Butler, the President of the E3 Business Group. He asked me a number of questions about all the things that were going on in my professional life. I began to tell him about all of the exciting opportunities that had been presented to me on all frontsmotivational speaking engagements, television and radio appearances, graphic design and printing, and my new shirt line (P.I.M.PPrayer Is My Priority). He smiled back at me, congratulated me, and then spoke some of the most penetrating words that could be uttered in that moment. Farris, great things are happening in your life. Keep going but now, you have to be careful of overload. As the world becomes more and more aware that you are multi-talented, more and more opportunities will be brought to your door and laid at your feet. The problem is that it does no good to have all of these abilities but limited effectiveness because you are overloaded. From here on out you must choose wisely. His timely words resonated in my heart like Reveille at sunrise. A woman stood in her kitchen one day preparing a big meal for a dinner party. She labored for hours cutting sweet potatoes, preparing pie crusts, seasoning cabbage, squeezing lemonade, and brewing tea. Before she knew it, the time had come and the guests began to arrive. Everyone commented on how delectable the cabbage looked and how wonderful the yams smelled. They looked forward to her delicious lemonade and southern sweet tea. But something was missing. That was all that was on the table. She had neglected to prepare the salmon and rice main dish that she was so famous for. Her dinner party went terribly wrong because she had made a fatal error. She had given so much attention to the sides that she missed the main course. How many of us spend so much time on the side items of life that we miss the main thing(s) that we are here for? Too often we let feelings of guilt and obligation be the driving force that makes us drain ourself trying to be the rescuer to our family. Sometimes they need to experience consequences. If we always bail them out, they never learn how to avoid the situation in the future. In the work force, workers become burnt out because they fear they will lose their job if they do not take on all the other extra work the supervisor puts on their plate. I am not advising anyone to be belligerent or disrespectful. But there is a point where you can not be effective at your primary job because you are busy doing all the other stuff. I have always been told that people give more work to those they trust can get the job done. That is fine but there is a tipping point where one person can no longer run back and forth trying to keep all the plates spinning. It is inevitable that sooner or later plates will begin to crash and break. I don't believe we are completely oblivious when this is happening to us. I believe there is an internal alarm that subtly goes off that tells us that our lives are off course. Too often, the fear of people's opinions and our unhealthy desire for acceptance rings louder in our ears than our internal alarm. And because of this, we continue to wander aimlessly through life along a path that others have created for us. The key to overcoming this is to learn a simple principle. Sometimes no is necessary. How many bad relationships might we have avoided if we had kept this principle in mind? Sometimes No is necessary. How much frustration could we have avoided if we stopped trying to make up for previous mistakes with our kids and realize that, Sometimes NO is still necessary? How much money could we have in the bank right now if, instead of buying frivolous items we remembered that Sometimes, no is necessary. A new year is right around the corner. We can not continue to do the same things and expect different results. If we are going to win at this thing called life, we can never forget that for every yes, SOMETIMES NO IS NECESSARY. ULYSSES W. WATKINS JR., MD HEALTH NOTES PITYRIASIS ROSEA GENERAL INFORMATION DEFINITION: A non-contagious, inflammatory skin disorder with a faint rash that lasts 3 to 4 weeks. BODY PARTS INVOLVED: Skin, especially of the chest and abdomen. SEX OR AGE MOST AFFECTED: All ages, but most common in adolescents and young adults. SIGNS & SYMPTOMS: A faint rash-often-found in skin creases-of oval or round, pale-pink or brown areas. One larger patch (the "herald patch") may appear first Mild fatigue. Itching, usually mild. Occasional slight fever and headache CAUSES: Unknown, but may be caused by a virus or autoimmune disorder. RISK INCREASES WITH: Fall and spring seasons. HOW TO PREVENT: Cannot not be prevented at present. WHAT TO EXPECT: APPROPRIATE HEALTH CARE: Self-care after diagnosis. Doctor's treatment, if severe itching occurs. DIAGNOSTIC MEASURES: Your own observation of symptoms. Medical history and physical exam by a doctor to rule out other disorders. POSSIBLE COMPLICATIONS: Secondary bacterial infection of the rash area. PROBABLE OUTCOME: Pityriasis rosea usually runs its natural course in 5 to 4 months. No medication or treatment is available to shorten its course, but itching and discomfort can be relieved. The skin eruptions won't leave scars unless complicated by a secondary infection. New rash areas continue to break out for several weeks. Once over, one episode seems to confer lifelong immunity. Although pityriasis is probably caused by an infectious agent, it is not contagious. Even close family contacts are unlikely to develop the disease. HOW TO TREAT GENERAL MEASURES: Bathe as usual with a mild soap. You don't need to sterilize the tub or shower after bathing. Expose the skin to moderate amounts of sunlight. This may decrease the rash. MEDICATION: For minor discomfort, you may use non-prescription drugs, such as: Calamine lotion to decrease itching. Acetaminophen to reduce fever. ACTIVITYUsually no restrictions. Be as active as your strength allows. DIETNo special diet. CALL YOUR DOCTOR IF: You have symptoms of pityriasis rosea. The following occurs during treatment: Fever over 101F (38.3C). Signs of infection (warmth, redness, tenderness, pain and swelling) in the rash area. 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OCTOBER 22, 2011 THE STAR PAGE B-5 Thursday, October 20, 2011 from 10:00 a.m. 7:00 p.m. Friday, October 21, 2011 from 10:00 a.m. 8:00 p.m. Saturday, October 22, 2011 from 10:00 a.m. 8:00 p.m. Sunday, October 23, 2011 from 11:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m. Fashion Show Saturday at 5:00 p.m.

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PAGE B-6 THE STAR OCTOBER 22, 2011 Presented by The Jacksonville Urban LeagueNovember 10, 2011 6:30pm Salute to Veterans 7:30pm PerformanceUNF Lazzara Performance Hall Tickets: UNF Box Office (904) 620-2878 Jacksonville Urban League (904) 366-6488 STATE OF FLORIDA, CRIMINAL JUSTICE STANDARDS & TRAINING COMMISSION, Petitioner vs. BRANDY HOOD, Case #31106 RespondentNOTICE OF ACTIONTO: BRANDY HOOD, Residence Unknown YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an Administrative Complaint has been filed against you seeking to revoke your CORRECTIONAL Certificate in accordance with Section 943.1395, F.S., and any rules promulgated thereunder. You are required to serve a written copy of your intent to request a hearing pursuant to Section 120.57, F.S. upon Michael Crews, PROGRAM DIRECTOR, Criminal Justice Professionalism Program, Florida Department of Law Enforcement, P. O. Box 1489, Tallahassee, Florida 32302-1489, on or before ______________, 2011 [2 months from the date legal ad sent to the newspaper]. Failure to do so will result in a default being entered against you to Revoke said certification pursuant to Section 120.60, F.S., and Rule 11B-27, F.A.C. Dated: ______________, 2011 [date legal ad sent to the newspaper] Ernest W. George CHAIRMAN CRIMINAL JUSTICE STANDARDS AND TRAINING COMMISSION By: -sCliff Chitwood, Division Representative STATE OF FLORIDA, CRIMINAL JUSTICE STANDARDS & TRAINING COMMISSION, Petitioner vs. JACOB ROBERTS, Case #29837 RespondentNOTICE OF ACTIONTO: JACOB ROBERTS, Residence Unknown YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an Administrative Complaint has been filed against you seeking to revoke your CORRECTIONAL Certificate in accordance with Section 943.1395, F.S., and any rules promulgated thereunder. You are required to serve a written copy of your intent to request a hearing pursuant to Section 120.57, F.S. upon Michael Crews, PROGRAM DIRECTOR, Criminal Justice Professionalism Program, Florida Department of Law Enforcement, P. O. Box 1489, Tallahassee, Florida 32302-1489, on or before ______________, 2011 [2 months from the date legal ad sent to the newspaper]. Failure to do so will result in a default being entered against you to Revoke said certification pursuant to Section 120.60, F.S., and Rule 11B-27, F.A.C. Dated: ______________, 2011 [date legal ad sent to the newspaper] Ernest W. George CHAIRMAN CRIMINAL JUSTICE STANDARDS AND TRAINING COMMISSION By: -sErica Bradham, Division Representative PUBLIC NOTICES

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OCTOBER 22, 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 Members and staff of the Florida House of Representatives wore pink on Wednesday, October 19, at the suggestion of two breast cancer survivors who serve in the Florida Legislature and who sought to call attention to Breast Cancer Awareness Month. State Representatives Geraldine F. Thompson (D-Orlando) and Gwyndolen Clarke-Reed (D-Deerfield Beach) asked their colleagues to don pink outfits to celebrate the power of pink and strides being made against breast cancer. Before seeking office as a state legislator, Gwyndolen Clarke-Reed was preparing for law school in 2005. She was scheduled to take the LSAT in late summer. But in September, she was diagnosed with breast cancer and by November of that year she was scheduled for surgery. After a lumpectomy and removal of lymph nodes, she began in January 2006 a regimen of eight chemotherapy treatments. She also received 35 treatments of radiation. She completed treatment for breast cancer in June of 2006. Plans for law school went by the board, and she announced her candidacy for the Florida House of Representatives in February 2007. Prior to her breast cancer diagnosis, Gwyndolen Clarke-Reed spent 12 years on the Deerfield Beach City Commission. Throughout her treatment, she continued her community involvement and activism. Her family and community provided the support she needed to keep moving forward. She said she often left chemotherapy and had lunch with friends. Clarke-Reed was among the lucky cancer patients who were not debilitated by the chemicals that flowed into her veins every three weeks. Today, she encourages other breast cancer survivors to reach out to help others along the journey to restored health. She encourages young women and others to seek annual mammograms and to work with the best team of doctors they can find if tests reveal that treatment is needed. story continues on page PR-2. Breast Cancer Awareness MonthBREAST CANCER SURVIVORS IN FLORIDA LEGISLATURE CELEBRATE THEIR STORIES OF HOPE

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OCTOBER 22, 2011 PREP RAP PR 2 Seasonal Fire Safety Tips(StatePoint) Winter holidays are a time for families and friends to get together in a festive and relaxed atmosphere. But winter decorations can also spell fire danger. In fact, 23,600 residential fires are caused by candles annually, resulting in injury, death and millions of dollars of property damage, according to the Federal Emergency Management Association. Decorating safely is the key to protecting your home and loved ones during the holidays, says Chris Barnes, president of Candle Warmers Etc. Choose products designed with safety in mind. Every holiday reveler should take the following safety steps to prevent home fires: Test your smoke alarms and talk to your children about fire prevention and what to do in the event of a fire. Also, remember to tell guests about your home fire escape plan. Never leave a candle unattended, and keep burning candles away from items that can catch fire. Keep candles out of the reach of children and pets, and keep matches and lighters up high in a locked cabinet. Instead of an open flame, use candle warming plates, lamps, and lanterns. For example, the Aurora candle warmer lamp quickly heats the top of a wicked or wickless jar candle to release the candle`s fragrance quickly. And a decorative candle warming lantern provides ambiance without dangerous flames. Choose holiday decorations that are flame resistant or flame retardant. Hang lights in their proper place -some are designed strictly for indoor or outdoor use, not both. Check strings of lights each year, replacing those that have frayed wiring and loose bulb connections. Use clips, not nails, to hang lights so the cords do not get damaged. Dont leave your holiday feast unattended while it is cooking. Before you go to sleep, make sure your fireplace fire is out completely, candles are blown out, and strings of lights and decorations are turned off. Have your chimneys inspected annually and cleaned if need be. This is especially important if you havent used your fireplace in a long time. And never use wrapping paper as kindling for the fireplace. It can start a serious chimney fire. Discard your Christmas tree as soon as it is dry. Brittle needles indicate the tree has become a fire hazard. More holiday fire safety tips and candle-burning alternatives can be found at www.candlewarmers.com. Give the gift of safety this holiday by sharing these life-saving tips with friends. Creating a safe celebratory mood at home can be as easy as pie. Breast Cancer Survivors continued... After receiving 61 percent of the vote in a three-person Democratic primary in August 2006, Geraldine F. Thompson began to focus on a tender spot on her upper right breast. A mammogram in October 2006 was followed by a sonogram. Her doctor became concerned about the inconclusive tests and directed her to seek a biopsy. The results of the biopsy revealed a malignant carcinoma in her right breast. Thompson had looked forward to celebrating her birthday in November, but the cancer diagnosis and a fast-growing malignancy fed by hormones made her wonder if she would live to see another birthday. Like many African American women, Geraldine Thompsons cancer was invasive and very aggressive. Her doctor recommended surgery as soon as possible. Her surgeon performed a lumpectomy and removed a number of her lymph nodes on the day of the 2006 General Election when she faced a write-in candidate. An examination of the tissue from her breast and the lymph nodes revealed that the cancer was confined to the breast and had not spread to other parts of Geraldine Thompsons body. Clean margins around the area where the cancer had been and clear lymph nodes, in Thompsons mind, were equal victories to the one she obtained at the polls on Election Day. Geraldine F. Thompson was sworn into the Florida House of Representatives in January 2007. The next month, she began chemotherapy. Initially, she was strong and energetic and continued to travel between Orlando and Tallahassee for treatment during the legislative session. As the chemicals accumulated in her body, she became sicker and weaker. One chemical, Taxol, caused her to lose feeling in her hands and feet, which impaired her mobility. Her oncologist consulted with a colleague in Tallahassee and arranged for treatments in Tallahassee. After chemotherapy, Geraldine Thompson received radiation, which caused burns that peeled away the skin around her breast and side. Throughout her treatment, Rep. Thompson continued her service in the Florida House of Representatives. She lived with her adult children and grandchildren who cared for her in Tallahassee. Her husband, Senior Appeals Judge Emerson R. Thompson, Jr., organized her treatments and sat with her during each chemotherapy session in Orlando. She described her treatment as challenging and life saving. Representative Thompson encourages women to visit their doctors regularly and get the treatment they need to be here for others. To learn more about breast cancer survival and treatment, Representatives Clarke-Reed and Thompson encourage you to visit the following web sites and seek information from medical professionals: National Breast Cancer Foundation: http://www.nationalbreastcancer.org/ American Cancer Society: http://www.cancer.org/ Susan G. Komen For The Cure: http://ww5.komen.org/ Breast Cancer.org: http://www.breastcancer.org/ Choose holiday decorations that are flame resistant.

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OCTOBER 22, 2011 PREP RAP PR 3 Halloween is here and you need a costume! Such fun and work to create. First you have to choose what or who you wish to pretend to be. Can you study the picture clues to find out what my friends pretended to be? Fill in my puzzle! 1 2 2 3 4 4 5 5 6 6 7 7 8 9 9 10 10 11 11 12 12 magician pirate witch devil superhero 1 ghost skeleton gypsy monster skunk cartoon character princess 8 3 I am a pumpkin, My friend is a ________. We dont scare the neighbors, but we freak out the ________! Its time to dress for Trick or ________. Well ring the doorbells on our ________. Treatstreetbatcat wig mask cape tail wand sheet jewelry glasses top hat make-up handkerchief face paints paper bag mustache false nose These items may be used to create costumes for Trick-or-Treat fun or parties. Can you find them in the puzzle and circle them?E R T F Y H G J S T N I A P E C A F M U S T A C H E I R F V B G H A S C A J I U Y T V W E P A P E R B A G K O S T R D S C I E C G U T R D S O I H G K C T R F S E L J I L B W E R T W O I J J F E I H C R E K D N A H L K G D M O I A D T E H Y K J Y T N K J Y H G E M S L E S O N E S L A F D J G C A P E N V S E S S A L G O P L H Y R D E S W N Y T C Y R G H P U E K A M K J T A H P O T H M F T E S A C V J T A I E N A T J L J I Y G E V T R A G H D I T R E E T Y U I R A A R J H Y F D S E E T O S N R T Y G D I C P O Can you match each ghost to its identical twin? Visit our website to print out some new puzzles: Kooky, Spooky Rhymes, Explorers, Fall Family Activities, Dont forget reading logs too:www.readingclubfun.com Free Puzzles! Happy Hallooooooween! Trick or Treat Ghostly Match-Up! Costume Items Whered my twin go? What will you be? find out what my study the pictur etend to be. Can you pr what or who you wish to First you have to choose t o work k and need a costume! Such fun Halloween is her e clues to study the pictur etend to be. Can you what or who you wish to First you have to choose eate. to cr need a costume! Such fun you e and Halloween is herHappy 5Hal Happy 1 loooo Hal 3 2een! ooow 11 4 en! puzzle! Fill in my to be? etended friends pr find out what my Fill in my etended find out what my 12will What 10 7 5 1 8 9 8 6 4 W for T Itcatbateetstr eat r re T Tr Trick ell ring the doorbells W We rick or ________. f or T Tr ess s time to dr IttaTrer oTrick pirate magician monster gypsy skeleton ghostbe? you 10 9 2 12 11 6 7 on our ________.M U S T A C H E I R F V B G H A S C E R T F Y H G J S T N I A P E C A F the ________! eak out fr re but we e the neighbors, t scar e don W We My friend is a ________. I am a pumpkin, on our ________.M U S T A C H E I R F V B G H A S C E R T F Y H G J S T N I A P E C A F osuperher devil witch princess cartoon character skunk the ________! e the neighbors, M U S T A C H E I R F V B G H A S C E R T F Y H G J S T N I A P E C A F stuoC cartoon character ee P Fr re t forDon Spooky Rhymes isit our website to print out some new puzzles: V u 3ee Puzzles! wwweading logs too: get rt for Fall Family Activities, ersplorEx Spooky Rhymes isit our website to print out some new puzzles: tchMastlyo h eadingclubfun.com .rwwwFall Family Activities, Kooky y, isit our website to print out some new puzzles: !p-U C Y mask S E S wig S L E S I A D T J F E I H C R E K D N A H L K G D M O K C T R F S E L J I L B W E R T W O I J S T R D S C I E C G U T R D S O I H G A J I U Y T V W E P A P E R B A G K O M U S T A C H E I R F V B G H A S C mask wig C Y R G H P U E K A M K J T A H P O T S E S S A L G O P L H Y R D E S W N Y T S L E S O N E S L A F D J G C A P E N V I A D T E H Y K J Y T N K J Y H G E M J F E I H C R E K D N A H L K G D M O K C T R F S E L J I L B W E R T W O I J S T R D S C I E C G U T R D S O I H G A J I U Y T V W E P A P E R B A G K O M U S T A C H E I R F V B G H A S C C Y R G H P U E K A M K J T A H P O T S E S S A L G O P L H Y R D E S W N Y T S L E S O N E S L A F D J G C A P E N V I A D T E H Y K J Y T N K J Y H G E M J F E I H C R E K D N A H L K G D M O K C T R F S E L J I L B W E R T W O I J S T R D S C I E C G U T R D S O I H G R B A G K O M U S T A C H E I R F V B G H A S C ms Ite m ti ca l twin? h g host to its n y ou match tch stly h twingo? my y ed Wherp ? handker chie make top ha glasse jewelry wand sheet tail H cape face paints chie handker maketopha glasse jewelry sheet wand tail cape O ef C P up G D I at E E T O S N R T es R A A R J H Y F y G H D I T R E E T A T J L J I Y G E V T R A H M F T E S A C V J T A I E N ef -up at es y E E T O S N R T Y R A A R J H Y F D S G H D I T R E E T Y U I A T J L J I Y G E V T R A H M F T E S A C V J T A I E N These items may b These items may be used to false nose mustache paper bag face paints cle them? in the puzzle and cir Can you find them fun or parties. eate costumes for T cr cle them? Can you find them eat r -T Tr ri c k -o r T Tr newspaperfun.com

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OCTOBER 22, 2011 THE STAR PR 4 P P R R E E P P R R A A P P Fun Holiday Activities To Do With Kids (StatePoint) The holidays are a time for family and friends, new traditions and old. And many parents may look forward to the school break as a time to bond with their children. Its also important that children engage in some educational activities over the holidays, especially those that continue to develop reading and math skills. Take advantage of the break from your regular routines to show your children how learning is an everyday activity, says Emily Kirkpatrick, vice president of National Center for Family Literacy (NCFL). The days leading up to the holidays are an exciting time, and many children are thrilled to do something new. Whether youre a parent, grandparent, aunt or uncle, here are some fun holiday activities to do with kids: Read Holiday Stories: In the weeks before the holidays, gather your familys favorite holiday books and read one story or chapter together nightly. Have children participate in following along, turning pages and by asking them questions about the story. Reading the characters in funny voices and acting out the stories can help even the biggest Grinch warm to reading. Learn Fun Facts: Do you know why all snowflakes are different? Or why we make New Years resolutions? If you dont, finding out the answers can be fun with your child. Educational websites like Wonderopolis.org, created by the NCFL, lets parents and children explore short videos that explain the answers to many trivia questions -including why people kiss under mistletoe! Make Holiday Cards: Have kids make a list of recipients. Then help them write holiday messages and decorate holiday cards before mailing them. If kids are too little to write a message, have them help you create one and then sign their names or add drawings. Grandparents will appreciate these more than store-bought cards. Volunteer Together: Whether its in your local soup kitchen or hospital, the holidays are a great time to teach kids about the importance of volunteering and spreading joy. If you think it might be difficult for your family to spend a day with strangers, consider baking cookies or a cake for an elderly neighbor or relative. Have kids read recipes, measure ingredients and keep things organized. This helps develop reading, counting and organizational skills while sharing. Track Santa: Not all traditions have to be traditional. If your children feel more comfortable in front of a computer than in the kitchen, use that to your advantage when considering new family holiday activities. For example, starting each December, the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) tracks Santas movements at www.noradsanta.org. Children and adults alike are sure to get a kick out of it. For more ideas for fun activities for kids, visit www.wonderopolis.org. Remember, the memories you make now will stay with your children for a lifetime.Cooking Tips For The Holidays (StatePoint) The holiday season is upon us, which means you may be preparing food for more than your usual crowd. Youre going to want your main dishes to impress your guests, and your desserts and sides to wow your hosts. But you dont need a culinary degree to turn heads. These cooking tips will help you to keep the crowd pleased all season long: If you want to keep your friends and family safe, without leaving your poultry and pot roasts dry, invest in an instant-read thermometer. Its the best way to tell when meat is cooked to a safe internal temperature without overcooking. Using seasonal ingredients is the best way to ensure freshness and optimum taste. Online tools can help you identify whats in season in your region any time of year. When fresh produce isnt available, use preserved fruits and vegetables. Give your salsa dips an extra appetizing kick by roasting your own chili peppers. Forgo the broiler and opt for a gas stovetop, which allows you to get close enough to the flame to char the peel faster and prevent overcooking. But be sure to cook with a blue flame. A yellow flame indicates inefficient heating. Cooking with natural gas is also a great way to save money during the holidays. Gas cooking is 92 percent efficient compared to 32 percent when cooking with electric, according to the Council for Responsible Energy. More information can be found by visiting www.comfortableresponsible.org and clicking on cooking. Make candy at home! The results will be far more delicious than anything store bought. Keep a stash of extracts like cinnamon, vanilla, mint, and cherry on hand, but be sure to wash your measuring spoons thoroughly between flavors. Remember, candy making is a precise science, so a gas stove, which allows you to precisely control temperature, is ideal. It may be too cold for barbequing, but bringing a campfire inside makes for a fun activity that can involve your guests. Grab some skewers and some Graham crackers and make some stovetop smores. Be sure to supervise the little ones though as a marshmallows can catch fire. The holidays are the time to strut your stuff in the kitchen. So have fun with it! Creating holiday cards with your kids can bring you closer together. PHOTO SOURCE: (c) si.re-flex Fotolia.com Always cook with a blue flame.

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C&J1 C M Y K Crime and Justice Crime and JusticeA Publication of the Florida Star and Georgia StarOCTOBER 22 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. Identity Theft Leads to Wrong ArrestTerria Myrick, 32, was arrested for shoplifting, but she said she was falsely accused and spent a night in jail for a crime that she did not commit. A video showed security guards confronting two shoplifters as they were leaving the store. The two women did not cooperate and started fighting back, then ran off. The shoplifters managed to get away, but they left behind a purse, which contained Myricks drivers license. Days after the video and the drivers license were examined, authorities went to Myricks home where she was arrested in front of her husband and children. She was taken to jail where she spent the night. Myrick said that she did not take part in the shoplifting she was being charged for and she decided to get an attorney to clear her name. Upon looking at the surveillance video, Myrick pointed out that the suspects looked nothing like her and said that it was very obvious. After one of the security guards who identified Myrick as one of the suspects saw the video, she changed her mind. Charges were later finally dropped. Myrick said that she has no clue on how her drivers license ended up in the purse. In the purse that was left behind at the scene, police found about $24 worth of stolen merchandise. They also found other peoples insurance cards, prescription cards and also Social Security cards. Looking through the identities found in the purse, Myrick said she did not know or recognize anybody. She said they may be other potential victims of identity theft. The problem of this incident was how Myricks drivers license ended up in the hands of the thieves. Her lawyer, Dexter Davis, said that Myrick had actually turned in her license to the Department of Motor vehicles ten days before the theft took place. She was working out car insurance issues during the time. Whether an employee did something wrong, whether someone came in there, saw a driver's license and took it, whether they put it in the garbage and somebody pulled it out, I can only speculate. But I do know she turned it in. As evidence, she got an ID card that day, which shows the date," said Davis. Investigation is still ongoing and no arrests have been made yet. Walmart surveillance footage of the two shoplifters Wanted Man Who Killed Ex-Girlfriend Arrested Police have been actively looking for 31year-old, Corey Dean Thomas, who had killed his ex-girlfriend in St. Paul, Minnesota, finally arrested him in Florida. Thomas ex-girlfriend, Megan Sheree Neely, 27, was reported missing after she did not pick up her daughters, ages 1 and 10, from a relatives home. Police then met with family members at the duplex she lived in. A search was conducted, but Neely was nowhere to be found. A couple more days passed and there still was no sign of Neely. Police decided to do another thorough search of Neeleys home and they found her body in a cupboard. Police learned of Neelys ex-boyfriend, who they believed fled to Florida along the investigation, and decided to search for him. Thomas was tracked down and arrested and St. Paul police will travel to Florida to talk to him as the investigation continues. Causes of the murder are yet unknown. Corey Thomas

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OCTOBER 22 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. Identity Theft Identity theft occurs when someone assumes your identity to perform a fraud or other criminal act. Criminals can get the information they need to assume your identity from a variety of sources, including by stealing your wallet, rifling through your trash, or by compromising your credit or bank information. They may approach you in person, by telephone, or on the Internet and ask you for the information. The sources of information about you are so numerous that you cannot prevent the theft of your identity. But you can minimize your risk of loss by following a few simple hints. Tips for Avoiding Identity Theft: Never throw away ATM receipts, credit statements, credit cards, or bank statements in a usable form. Never give your credit card number over the telephone unless you make the call. Reconcile your bank account monthly, and notify your bank of discrepancies immediately. Keep a list of telephone numbers to call to report the loss or theft of your wallet, credit cards, etc. Report unauthorized financial transactions to your bank, credit card company, and the police as soon as you detect them. Review a copy of your credit report at least once each year. Notify the credit bureau in writing of any questionable entries and follow through until they are explained or removed. If your identity has been assumed, ask the credit bureau to print a statement to that effect in your credit report. If you know of anyone who receives mail from credit card companies or banks in the names of others, report it to local or federal law enforcement authorities. 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 Server at Olive Garden Partake in Credit Card Skim SchemeAn Olive Garden employee was arrested after participating in a credit card skimming scheme. Arrests were made on Padmore Ansah K. Atakorah and Egwolo Wilfred Otete after they used servers at the Olive Garden restaurant to illegally skim and take information from credit cards of customers. The purpose of gathering the data was to create fake credit cards. Investigators searched Atakorahs home computer and discovered a file called 10511.olive1.txt. According to a police report, this text file contained numbers of credit cards and bank cards along with the names of the customers. After much investigation, Detectives of the Economic Crimes Unit determined that 27-yearold Adela Lorene Allen, a server at Olive Garden, was involved in the scheme as well. Allen was arrested at her home on a felony charge of organized crime. She was released after posting a $1,000 bond. A response was posted by the Olive Garden saying, This individual no longer works for us. We have a zero tolerance policy when it comes to something like this and when we learned of these allegations we took swift and appropriate action. We have been fully cooperating with the authorities investigating this matter and doing what we can to help any guests who may have been affected. Atakorah is still in jail and is being charged with two counts each of organized fraud, trafficking in counterfeit credit cards, fraudulent use of credit cards, and fraudulent use of personal identification information. He is being held without bond. Otete is also in jail on charges of battery of an inmate, fraudulent use of personal identification information, trafficking in credit cards, organized fraud, and fraudulent use of credit cards. He is in jail with a $170,000 bond and is also on an immigration hold. Padmore Ansah K. Atakorah Egwolo Wilfred Otete Adela Lorene Allen

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OCTOBER 22, 2011 THE STAR C&J 3Bizarre Crimes Bizarre Crimeswho, what, when...huh? Other Unusual Crimes Across the Nation Inmate Accidentally Released and Taken Back into Custody Dexter Davis, 36, was arrested hours later after accidentally being released from prison. A picture of Davis was widely aired on the TV news after he was released. Davis was at an emergency psychiatry ward where he was arrested after a hospital employee recognized his face from the picture that was being broadcasted. Davis was taken back into custody 15 hours after being let go as a free man. Davis was actually awaiting sentencing for attempted murder conviction. He was found guilty of almost stabbing his ex-girlfriend to death. Davis was arrested in 2009 after police found his girlfriend in their apartment with multiple stab wounds, covered in blood. When police arrived, the butcher knife Davis used was still planted in his girlfriends arm. The release of Davis went unnoticed until the detective who was originally investigating him drove by the jail and saw a man resembling Davis walking down the street. The detective then called the state attorneys office and reported it. Prosecutors finally realized that Davis was not supposed to be released. It was an embarrassed for the facility and a federal investigation criticized it for its poor conditions.3 Arrested for Locking Up 4 Disabled Adults and Using Their Identity Philadelphia, PAPolice had made three arrests; Gregory Thomas, 47; Eddie Wright, a 50-year-old homeless man; and Linda Ann Weston, 51, the ringleader. They had four adults, three men and a woman, locked in the basement of the apartment. The three who were identified were Derwin Mclemire, Tamara Breeden, and Herbert Knowles. They had been there for just over a week, but the agony had actually started several years ago. During the last two years, the victims were transported from Texas to Florida and then to this basement in Philadelphia. Their ages ranged from 29 to 41 and they were said to have had the mental capacity of a 10-year-old. Police were involved after the landlord of the apartment heard a dog barking. That is when four adults were found covered in feces in the basement with no food, no water, and no toilet. Police believed Weston also used theSocial Security checks of the victims. Investigators said when they arrested her, she had at least 50 different identifications on her. Police are hoping to track the people of all those names to see if they were victimized as well. Police believe the scheme may have been dated back over a decade. Records show that Weston was charged with murdering her sisters boyfriend in 1984 by locking him in a closet and refusing to feed him for two months. Investigation continues. Dexter Davis Man Accused of ExtortingMoney for Return of Cell Phone Christopher Anthony Asher, 40, was arrested for an extortion charge after being accused of demanding money on returning a cell phone to its owner. The victim had called the police when he noticed his cell phone was missing after buying a soda at a gast station. He tried to call the phone a few times, but nobody answered. When someone finally answered, the man on the other line said that hed return the phone, but demanded that he get a reward. The victim agreed and the two men decided to meet up. When the victim met with Asher, he offered him $10 and asked for his phone back. Asher allegedly put the phone behind his back demanding more money. He said he wanted all the money in the victims wallet. The victim gave Asher all he had, which was $18. Several days later, Asher was found with his work crew. He told the victim that if he wanted his $18 back, he could have it and that he did not want to speak without his lawyer present. Asher was arrested on a felony extortion charge. He was released on $10,000 bond. Christopher Asher Linda Weston Gregory Thomas Eddie Wright Tigers, Lions, and Bears Freed After Owner Kills Self Zanesville, OHTerry Thompson, 62, was found dead with a self-inflicted wound at the farm after sightings of freed animals were reported. Schools were shut down and residents were told to stay inside. One of the big cats reached an interstate highway where it was hit by an oncoming car. Authorities killed 49 of the 56 animals, including tigers, six black bears, two grizzlies, two wolves, and 17 lions. The dead animals were taken back to the farm where they were buried. The animals that survived were three leopards, a grizzly, and two macaque monkeys, which were safely taken to the zoo. Thompson had been convicted of animal cruelty in the past for mistreating his animals. Man Uses 9-Year-Old Daughter as Designated Driver Woodhaven, MIA man had called police after seeing a small girl behind the wheel. The man was actually surprised by her driving skills saying she even made sure to use turn signals as she drove. When police caught up and pulled the van over, he found a 9-year-old sitting on top of a child booster seat. The girl said to the officer, What did you stop me for? I was driving good." The officer took note of the father who was intoxicated and in the passengers seat. He kept telling the police that he had a designated driver insisting that everything was fine. He refused to take a breathalyzer test and was arrested shortly. He was charged with one felony count of child endangerment, a misdemeanor count of child abuse and habitual-offender fourth offense based on previous convictions.

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OCTOBER 22, 2011 THE STAR C&J 4 PAGE B4 C M Y K Criminal Line-Up Criminal Line-Up 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 MISSING PERSONS Name: Antron Franklin Age: 16 Weight: 155 lbs Last seen: 10/11/11 Name: Zakendra Antoinette Gary Age: 16 Weight: 104 lbs Last seen: 10/10/11 Name: Leslie B Smith-Giles Age: 17 Weight: 160 lbs Last seen: 9/16/11 Name: Chiaresh China Sweat Age: 18 Weight: 140 lbs Last seen: 9/30/11 Name: Clarissa Danielle Williams Age: 15 Weight: 135 lbs Last seen: 10/8/11 Armed Robbery Suspects atGas StationPolice were dispatched to a gas station in reference to an armed robbery to an individual. Upon arrival, police observed the victim was bleeding from his head. Investigation revealed that the victim was approached by two unknown suspects as he was walking up to his apartment. One of the suspects pointed a black gun at his face and struck him with the handle of the gun while the other suspect grabbed his arms and pinned them behind his back. When the victim regained consciousness, he observed the suspects exiting the apartment complex driving a dark vehicle. The victim then discovered that his wallet and keys had been stolen. Within one hour of the robbery, the suspects were seen entering the Gate Gas Station at 8070 Atlantic Blvd. The suspects attempted to use the victims ATM card, however they could not obtain any funds.Bank Robbery SuspectPolice responded to BBVA Compass Bank located at 3560 University Boulevard N. in reference to a bank robbery.Investigation revealed an unknown black male suspect described as 55, mid to late 20s, wearing a blue hoodie, sun glasses and a white baseball cap entered the bank and demanded money. The suspect had a note and said he had a gun. The unknown suspect(s) are believed to have left in a white Ford Crown Victoria type vehicle with dark tinted windows. Anyone with any information about the identity of the suspect is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS or email at rewards@fccrimestoppers.com. You will remain anonymous and receive a possible reward MOST WANTED Name: Charles Anthony Brown Age:38 Offense: Attempted Sexual Battery w/Force Name: Lynnetta Fisher Age:41 Offense: Credit Card Fraud Name: Lemmanuel Lewis Age: 24 Offense: Traffic in Stolen Property Name:Kirstopher Morrison Age: 29 Offense: Felony Battery Name: Princeo Altidor Age: 22 Offense: Robbery w/Gun Name: Stacey Smith Age: 43 Offense: Credit Card Fraud