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Publisher: Eric O. Simpson, Feb. 14, 1981- .

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Forbes has released their latest list for the highestpaid actor in Hollywood, and this year's winner is Will Smith. The list is based on who banks the most between June 1, 2007 through June 1, 2008. Will made $80 million last year, beating out Johnny Depp, who made $74 million, and Eddie Murphy, who made $55 million. However, because his last movies did not do well, it is hoped that Tower Heist will and according to those who saw the advance showing Tuesday at Regency, it will. They said Eddie was the best part of the movie. The Tragedy of Tupac is a play about the enigmatic rapper Tupac Amaru Shakur. Because Tupac had a short musical career, his music has been dissected by inner city writers as well as top scholars. Because his career was brief, many felt it would be difficult to write a story or produce a play about him but, Christina Tyler and George Carrolls original play, The Tragedy of Tupac Amaru Shakur of Who Shot Me? had a successful run in September 2011 and returns to the New York theatrical community for four shows November 2-3, 2011. According to reviews it provides unique medium for exploring the rap, rage, and redemptive impact of Tupacs lyrics, life, and death. Believe it or not, reviews say, it is inspiring. On Wednesday, November 2, at 3:45 p.m., police were dispatched to T&S Food Mart on 45th Street in reference to a gunshot victim. Investigation revealed Valerie Patterson, 46, came to the store and engaged in a verbal confrontation with her daughter, Shireeka R. Wilson, 28. The confrontation escalated into a physical confrontation between the mother and daughter outside the store. At that time, Shireeka entered the store and retrieved a .38 Cal revolver from the counter, pointed the pistol at her mother and shot her in her neck. The store is next door to Gods Precious Little Miracles Christian Academy so the day-care was placed on lock down. 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Cant Get to the Store Have The Star Delivered Vjg"Hnqtkfc"Uvct R0"Q0"Dqz"6284; Lcemuqpxknng."HN"54425 Vjg"Hnqtkfc"Uvct. Vjg"Igqtikc"Uvct# Korcev"Tcfkq CO3582 *;26+"988/::56 UKPEG"3;73 This was a major drug seizure that partnered with several law enforcement agencies and brought in seven tons of drugs worth $180 million from a pair of drug submersible ships. The submersibles are built to elude capture by dropping to the floor of the ocean when law enforcement is detected. According to the U. S. Coast Guard, the crew of the Cutler Mohawk that is based in Key West, captured the drug smuggling vessel, commonly called a drug sub. The vehicle is built in the jungles and remote areas of South America. It is normally less than 100 feet in length and can travel up to 5,000 miles. Capturing this vehicle containing this amount of drugs, is a hugh plus in its effort to stop such traffic. Vkog"Ejcpig" Hcnn"DcemQpg"Jqwt Coast Guard Seizes 7 Tons of Cocaine Tgcf"Gpvktg"Tgrqtv www.thefloridastar.com 80 Yr Old Woman Beaten See more in Crime & Justice The U.S Coast Guard seized seven tons of cocaine valued at $180 million from a sunken submarine on Oct. 26, 2011 and unloaded in St. Petersburg, Florida. Vjg"Pgknuqp"Tgrqtv Vjg"Uvcvg"qh Chtkecp"Cogtkecp Eqpuwogtu Gffkg"Owtrj{."qpg"qh"Jkijguv"Rckf"Cevqtu"kp"Jqnn{yqqf. kp"Vguv"vq"ejgem"qwv"xcnwg Lcemuqpxknng Oqvjgt"ujqv"d{ fcwijvgt" Vjg"Nkhg"qh"Vwrce" Uwtrtkug"/"Yjq"jcu"tgegkxgf vjg"oquv"oqpg{"htqo"vjg Jgcnvj"Ectg"Rtqitco Hktuv"Kpocvgu Htggf"Chvgt Etcem"Rgpcnvkgu Ejcpig Egngdtcvkpi 47"[gctu"qh Tgogodgtkpi Ugpkqtu"cv Vjcpmuikxkpi Nwpejgqp The Annual Thanksgiving Luncheon to benefit frail and homebound seniors will be held on Tuesday, November 22 at the Wyndham Riverwalk Hotel. This year marks 25 years for this event, founded by Joan Turner. To date, over 20,000 seniors have attended. Call (904) 994-1622 or 7669955 for information. Hkpcnn{"Gzrqukpi IQR"Uvtcvgi{ Rev. Jesse Jackson, in his Chicago Sun-Times column Tuesday, stated that as Obama finally acts, he exposes GOP strategy. His We cant wait.Ž as he points out the increasing dysfunctional Congress. With his new strategy, he is using his own authority to issue executive orders to move reforms the country needs. The president said, Where they wont act, I will.Ž With such a move, he issued several orders including helping people pay off their student loans, helping homeowners renegotiate their mortgages, helping veterans find jobs, establishing an online center to help small businesses and a new program to help seniors with prescription drugs that are in short supply and using the Justice Department to crack down on corporate collusion or price fixing. The GOP strategy was to make Mr. Obama a oneterm president at any cost, and at the rate they were going, it was definitely working. Ujktggmc"Yknuqp."4: Antwain Black was scheduled for a few more years in Leavenworth for dealing crack. However, on Tuesday, he was released and is returning home as a free man. Black, who is 36, was among the first of potentially thousands of inmates who are being released early from federal prison because of harsh penalties enacted in the 1980s but were changed last year through the Obama administration. Several states, Florida being the first, led by GOP leaders are still fighting President Obamas health care law that created a $5 billion fund to shore up coverage for early retirees. Two Texas public employee programs are among the top 25 recipients of the federal subsidy despite Gov. Rick Perrys opposition to the law. What this tell you is that there is a hugh gap between Republican rhetoric and the pragmatic impulse to cash in on a new government benefit. More than 400,000 companies, as well as state and government agencies and union applied. In fact, the Obama administration received so many applications they had to stop accepting them. Texas was one of the first in line even though two candidates against Obama using the plan, Texas Retirement System and Huntsman International, have sworn to repeal Obamas signature health care law. Several companies in Texas together collected more than $326 million.

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We Know Their Game, So Let's Win ItBy: Tonyaa Weathersbee, BlackAmericaWeb.com What churches and citizens groups can do now is learn what the voting laws are and look for ways to not be stymied by them. Its nothing less than a Republican pre-emptive strike. Except this strike isnt aimed at enemies who might blow up airplanes, but against citizens who, by penciling in a circle by a name, could continue to blow away their expectations of power and privilege. And with barely a year to go before the 2012 presidential election, its time to start pre-empting their pre-emption. The strike Im referring to are laws that restrict voters access to the polls; laws that have been spreading like kudzu in states where GOP-controlled legislatures are more obsessed with denying the nations first black president a second term than in dealing with issues like unemployment, foreclosures and, well, real problems that their constituents face. The laws range from eliminating early voting on Sundays to reinstating Jim Crow-era laws that ban former felons from voting to cumbersome voter identification requirements. Of course, Republicans claim that its all about preventing voter fraud, even though theres little to no evidence of such fraud that those laws are supposed to prevent. But thats just a symptom of their delusions of supremacy; they believe they ought to be able to make up the facts to fit their agenda. Id have more respect for them if they just pulled a Mitch McConnell and came right out and said the laws are intended to oust President Obama. Now the Brennan Center for Justice tells us that the new laws could prevent as many as five million people … mostly young, mostly black and mostly poor … from exercising their right to vote. And thats not hard to see; if Texas will accept a license to carry a concealed handgun as a form of voter identification but not a student ID, then thats clearly something thats ground in ideology and not fairness. Hopefully, many of those laws wont survive a challenge under the Voting Rights Act. But theres no time to simply wait for the Justice Department to act. There is time, however, to ensure that some justice happens at the polls in spite of Republican attempts to suppress it. What churches and citizens groups can do right now is learn what the laws are … no matter how odious and cumbersome … and look for ways to not be stymied by them. In Florida, for example, lawmakers eliminated early voting on the Sunday before Election Day in an apparent attempt to hobble black churches in their get your souls to the pollsŽ campaign. So, right now, churches ought to make it a divine mission to get as many people as possible to the polls on the Sunday two weeks earlier. They should also step up their efforts to get their congregants to the polls on other days as well. And this wave of oppressive voter ID laws? Democrats should begin canvassing precincts now to see who will be the most affected by it … and spend some time making voters aware of what they need to show at the polls, how to get what they need and educate them about what their rights are. But the biggest weapon here, for Democrats and civil rights leaders and others, is to persuade those targeted for disenfranchisement to not get discouraged, but to get angry. Thats important. Because apathy helped spawn this problem. Throughout the country, black turnout and youth turnout in the 2010 midterm elections was lower than it was in 2008. If more of them had showed up to vote, chances are we now wouldnt be battling this wave of neo-racist Tea Party Republicans who squeaked into office … and who are now suppressing their access to the ballot box. These GOP voter suppression laws underscore an old lesson, one that says..... that if you dont use your voting power to help make the laws, then others will make laws to take your power away. Yet, at the same time, it also is a testament to the power of minorities and young people. Republicans know that these two groups hold the key to their relevancy or their obsolescence. And seeing that theyve worked to build an arsenal of laws aimed to keep us away from the polls, we need to start working on how to strike back on how to get to the polls, in spite of what theyve done. So, lets get on it. Now. PAGE A-2 THESTAR NOVEMBER 5, 2011 OPINIONS CLARA JACKSON McLAUGHLIN OWNER/PUBLISHER LONZIE LEATH, RINETTA M. FEFIE MANAGEMENT SALES & MARKETING G. ABRAMS, DENNIS WADE, DAN EVANS MAY E. 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JACKSONVILLE, FL ANDREWS Larry Lee, died October 24, 2011. BELL, John Henry, 81, died October 31, 2011. BROCK, Jackie Chief, 65, died October 30, 2011. CHASON, Eugene V., 88, died October 26, 2011. FOLEY Rita Angelina, 90, died October 27, 2011. FRIEND Cynthia, died October 27, 2011. GAMMAGE Margaret Doreen, died October 28, 2011. GIRARDEAU, Pequeno Marie, died October 31, 2011. GRAHAM, Garry L., died October 29, 2011. HAMLIN, Ashley Nicole, died October 25, 2011. HARRELL Edna Lewis, 98, died November 1, 2011. HARRISON, Naomi, died October 28, 2011. HICKS, Emory, died October 29, 2011. PERKINS Robert M., 92, died November 1, 2011. PHILLIPS Caroline A., 60, died October 28, 2011. PHILLIPS Lonnie R., 68, died October 31, 2011. ROBIDOUX, Nancy Eliza, 85, died October 31, 2011. ROLLINGS Lawrence Lanny, died November 1, 2011. SAMUEL Mattieree B., 90, died October 28, 2011. STANLEY, Eliza, died October 31, 2011. STARLING Kevin C., 39, died October 30, 2011. STUBBS Beba, died October 28, 2011. TETSTONE Barbara Jean Corbin, 68, died October 30, 2011. THOMAS, Ivy Lee, 64, died October 27, 2011. WEBB Rose Mary, died October 29, 2011. S. L. Carter Funeral Home, Inc. WELLS William Bill, 73, died October 29, 2011. WHITE, Marie A., died October 29, 2011. ~*~GEORGIA DEATHS GRADY Luther B., died October 31, 2011. HOLLAWAY, Beatrice T., 84, died October 30, 2011. KOBYLANSKI, Naida, 87, died October 31, 2011. MILLER Connie B., 80, died October 31, 2011. WIGGINS Tonya Marie, died October 31, 2011. WILSON Larry Carl, 65, died October 30, 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 NOVEMBER 5, 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 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. EVANGELIST HOLINESS TEMPLE Family and Friends Day Sunday November 13th, 2011 Bishop Robert Morris & Evangelist Burnice Morris invite you out to family and friends day at 6601 Norwood Ave. The Speaker of the hour will be Minister Nathaniel Goosby, the overseer of (The Outreach Ministry for Jesus Christ.) We are trusting God for a bless time. Please join us at 11am … Sunday November 13th. Listings are due the Tuesday before the next issue. Email submissions preferred. Send to: Info@TheFloridaStar.com Rev. Marquise & Mrs. Deedra Hardrick Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you; and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.Ž Mathew 28:19-20 Complete Funeral ............................ $3,595.00(includes Service and Standard Casket)* Full Funeral w/Viewing Followed by Cremation .......................$2,195.00 Direct Cremation ................................ $795.00 We Offer Prearranged FuneralsPrices Subject to ChangeŽ==========================================================3031 Moncrief Rd., Jacksonville, FL 32209 (904) 353-4434 (904) 354-6642 (904) 353-4437 Fax 877-4CLPAGE Tollfree www.CLPageMortuary.com C. L. Page Mortuary C. L. Page Mortuary Carla L. Page, L.F.D. Come join Bishop Dr. Lorenzo Hall Sr.every Wednesday and Thursday from 12:00 Noon to 1:00 PM for Prayer Meeting and Bible Study at The Greater ElBeth-El Divine Holiness Church, located at 723 W. 4th Street, Jacksonville, FL 32209. Ask Us About OurALPHONSO WEST MORTUARY, INC.4409 Soutel Dr. Jacksonville, FL 32208 Tel: (904) 766-9671 Fax: (904) 766-2354 DIRECTORSDeborah West Alphonso West Jacqueline Y. Bartley If there had been a death in your family yesterday, what would you be doing today?FAMILY OWNED AND OPERATED Since 1988Pre-Need ForeThought Funeral Planning ProgramIm sorry to have to tell you this...Ž Redeem Christian Ministry SUNDAY SERVICE10:00 a.m.A. Philip Randolph AuditioriumŽ 1157 Golfair Boulevard, Jacksonville, FL 32209 904-483-0333PASTOR RICKY S. LEWIS & FIRST LADY ELIZABETH LEWIS Cordially invites all to join in this joyous occasion as we endeavor to lift up the name of Jesus!! O GIVE thanks unto the LORD, for he is good: for his mercy endureth forever. Let the redeemed of the LORD say so, whom he hath redeemed from the hand of the enemy. PSALM 107:1-2 BRUCE SELDON 1STANNUAL YARD SALE & FISH FRY Saturday, November 19, 2011 9:00 a.m. 3:30 p.m. St. Pius V Catholic Church 2110 Blue Ave., Jacksonville, FL 32209 Contact: Mr. Alexander Hice 904-704-8555 or Call the Church at 904-354-1501 St. Pius V Church and its school affiliate have teamed up for its newest capital campaign to fund and construct a state of the art gymnasium in honor of Bruce Seldon. The Bruce Seldon Gymnasium will serve the north side community and specifically benefit those students and families attending St. Pius V Holy Rosary Catholic Church and schools. Come out and fellowship, this is and event YOU DONT WANT TO MISS!!! Advance ordering is available, Non-Commercial Vendors welcomed accepted. Benefitting the construction of the Bruce Seldon Gymnasium Project "Like a bird singing in the rain, let grateful memories survive in time of sorrow."

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A4 C M Y KPAGE A-4THE STARNOVEMBER 5, 2011 E kaabo (pronounced eh-kah-bow) Welcome.Cooking Up Change. You can guess that the TALK OF THE TOWN! was First Lady Michelle Obamas recent stop in Jacksonville. TALK OF THE TOWN! was on the tarmac when the First Ladys plane touched down at NAS JAX, where she greeted the national finalists of the Cooking Up ChangeŽ contest, culinary students from Frank H. Peterson Academies of Technology, and members of local Girl Scout troops. Cooking up ChangeŽ is a cooking contest sponsored by the national Healthy Schools Campaign, an initiative which advocates for a better school environment through healthy eating and living. The 2011 grand prize winners, from the culinary program at Peterson Academies, a Duval County Public School, are student chefs Leoniqua Jackson, Alexus Baldwin, and Denver Singletary. Their winning dish was Caribbean beef rib salad, Moroccan brown rice, and a sweet potato corn muffin with a maple syrup glaze. Jackson, Baldwin, and Singletary beat out teams from Peterson, Terry Parker, and Sandalwood for the honor of presenting their dishes in competition at USDA Headquarters in Washington, D. C. last May. All three students expressed excitement upon hearing they would be meeting the First Lady. While waiting for Mrs. Obama to arrive, Denver admitted to a case of nerves. I gulped down my whole water, I was that nervousŽ, said Singletary. It was a lot to take in,Ž stated Leoniqua when her friend and teammate, Alexus, gave her the good news. The three high school juniors will graduate in 2013 and have plans to pursue college degrees. Alexus Baldwin wants to follow a career in the culinary arts, specifically as a pastry chef. (How cool would it be if Alexus became a protge of Erika Davis Jacksonville Beachs pastry chef extraordinaire and first season Top Chef Just Desserts contestant)! Mrs. Obama, honorary national president of the Girl Scouts, also met troop members of the Girl Scouts of Gateway Council. Rickeyla Bates,Antonia Pinder (cutey patooty), and Helene Fischer were among the Scouts who greeted the First Lady. Mrs. Obama attended a reception and campaign fundraiser held at the Prime Osborne Convention Center before leaving Jacksonville for other stops in Florida. Layon Grays Black Angels Over Tuskegee Presented by The Jacksonville Urban League. In honor of Veterans Day, the Jacksonville Urban League will present the award-winning, offBroadway hit play, Black Angels Over Tuskegee a poignant story of the Tuskegee Airmen, their struggles to simply serve their country, and the overwhelming odds against them which served to bolster their courage and determination to succeed. The cast includes Playwright/Director Layon Gray; Screen Actor, Lamman Rucker best known for starring in Tyler Perrys Why Did I Get MarryŽ and Meet the BrownsŽ; David Roberts; Ananius Dixon; Melvin Huffnagle; Thorn Scott, II; Steve Brustien; and Thaddeus Daniels. Linnie Finley of the Jacksonville Urban League heads a committee that was formed to organize events around the performance. Other members include Vanessa Boyer, Reginald Lawrence, and Commanderand Mrs. Daryl Pierce Tuskegee Airman, Stephen Lawrence who currently resides in Gainesville, Florida, will be a special guest of the event. Tickets are on sale at the UNF Box Office, (904) 620-2878, or online athttps://www.tick etreturn.com/prod2/Buy.asp?EventID=72780 For more information contact the Urban League at (904) 366-6488. Black Angels Over Tuskegee, November 10, 2011, the UNF Lazzara Performance Hall. 6:30 p.m., A Salute to Veterans 7:30 p.m., the performance. Eugene J. Butler Class of 71: A True Reunion. The 1971 divided class of Eugene J. Butler (students split between Stanton, Paxon, and Lee in the summer of their senior year) is reuniting in celebration of its 40th anniversary. The dinner and dance will be at the Clarion Airport Hotel & Conference Center on November 12, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. For more information, contact Rachel Butts-McGriff at 904-5340013. The planning meetings are held at 7:00 p. m. every Monday at Eugene Butler. Weekend Delights. €31st Annual Lincolnville Heritage Festival featuring Doug Carn, Doc Handy and more. Music, food, historical tours. November 4-6, Francis Field, St. Augustine, Florida. www.lincolnvilleheritagefestival.com €Brenda Jacksons Truly Everlasting Movie premier, November 5, The Florida Theatre, Jacksonville, FL. www.tru lyeverlasting.com or www.floridatheatre.com €Jazzland Caf presents Sleepy Gilliard's "Best Of The Blues and Birthday Jamboree" featuring The Sleepy Connection Band November 5, 8:00 p.m. … midnight. www.jazzlandcafe.com or call (904) 2401009. Talk of the Town! Talk of the Town! by Frances Bradley Volume Burks, Photographer

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Around The Area Around The Area PAGE A-6THE STARNOVEMBER 5, 2011 Photos courtesy of Lisa Collins, FSSJAX Atlantic Beach, FL Rosa Mae Solomon, a great-grandmother and a foster parent, made a tremendous decision recently, one that many wouldnt think of or even attempt to take on. She decided to adopt seven siblings, three that were already in her care and four from another foster home. She has already raised her biological children and is now a great-grandmother. This is truly an unselfish act on her part. The children ages range from 2 yrs old to 13 years old. There are four girls and three boys. Before the adoption, both foster parents worked together to ensure that the children spent time together at least every other week. Ms. Solomon decided the children needed to all be together so she notified her foster care/adoption agency, Family Support Services of North Florida, which is the lead agency for foster care adoption and family preservation in Duval and Nassau counties. FSS handled the childrens foster care and coordinated the adoption. After the proceedings, two of the girls did a stomp routine for the judge. Judge David Gooding presided over the adoption and also participated in the Sunday event that was held at Greater Macedonia Baptist Church where Ms. Solomon received a nine thousand dollar check. Judge Gooding was presented an award for years of service to the foster care program here in northeast Florida. They also gave out flowers to the many lawyers and support personnel at the family support network who helped the judge pull this incredible adoption off for Ms. Solomon. Sundays check presentation was coordinated by former Senator Tony Hill. The check was a total surprise to Ms. Solomon. Contributions came from neighbors to families, 100 Black Men, Greyhound Race, Voices of Children, and more. It was initially meant to go towards a used van for her and the children, but later she was given a free van, donated to her from Jacksonville Transportation Group (Gator Taxis). This will enable her to buy extended warranty for the vehicle and have money for the holidays and more. This is truly a win win situation for everyone involved. Great-Grandmother Adopts Seven Former Senator Tony Hill presented the family with the check. Ms. Rosa Mae Solomon accepting the nine-thousand dollar check to help aid with her adoption children. Kiejuan, 5, steps out with a big smile after he and his six brothers and sisters were adopted by Ms. Rosa Mae Solomon in a courtroom proceeding presided by Judge David Gooding (far left) in Jacksonville. Ms. Solomon sits in the church with her newly adopted children.

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PAGE A-8THE STAR NOVEMBER 5, 2011 Once you know, theres only one place to go.Perhaps youve been running all over town to save a little bit here and a little bit there. When all the time, you could save just as much at Publix, and enjoy the shopping experience, too. So relax„weve got you covered. Go to publix.com/save right now to make plans to save this week. to save here.

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Sandy Neal, Freelance Writer/Photographer Jacksonvilles nightlife has changed forever as of October 15, 2011, thanks to Mr. Ivory Orr CEO of PointBlank and Crown Capital Entertainment. Saturday night was the Grand Opening of PURE Nightclub located at 8206 Phillips Highway Suite 7 32256. Everybody that was anybody was there from the General Manager of the Jacksonville Giants Kevin Waters and members of the team, Q-45 (DJ formerly of 106 and Park) DJ Dr. Doom (93.3), R&B Sanga (Rap Artist), Kuzzo (the movie Stomp the YardŽ), Chris Slade (Rap Artist) various athletes and many other Jacksonville elite. Mr. Orr has been a promoting since he was in college at UNF, he actually wanted to be a Rapper, but as we can see, the promoting side of the business has taken over. He says when he was at UNF he saw the fraternities having parties and making a lot of money so he decided to do the same thing and then came the birth of PointBlank Entertainment. Orr says he didnt want to sell dope to pay for studio time and having the parties kept him out of trouble as well as he started to make a few dollars. PointBlank is very popular among the college age young adults. He promotes at Oasis Grill & Chill, Bourbon Street, Aqua, and Spices. The multitudes that come to his events he gives that credit to social networking cites, his street team, and successful marketing techniques. Crown Capital, a subsidiary of PointBlank is for the older crowd 25 and up and again there is a large following as well. He started Crown Capital because he saw a need in Jacksonville for an older crowd and he gave Jacksonville partygoers what they asked for. That is why he models his PointBlank and Crown Capital Entertainment entities after Coca Cola. He says Coca Cola did not stop at Coke they gave the public several beverages such as: Sprite, Diet Coke etc., and now because people want to be healthier, Coke also has energy drinks and waterŽ. Mr. Orr believes that the nature of his success is due to surrounding himself with solid good people and having very good relations and business ethics with other promoters in the city. He says he understands a team concept because it is not about h im, he also says, If you treat your business like a hobby it will pay you like a hobby.Ž Orr is also responsible along with partner Jason (Redeye Entertainment) with bringing the Heart and Soul Concert to the Jacksonville Arena last year, which Charlie Wilson headlined, but when he tried to bring the show this year, which Eryka Badu would have headlined, he had to cancel due to low-ticket sales. He says Jacksonville is a last minute city but he is not giving up. In 2012 he is looking into bringing such performers as Jay-Z, Katy Perry, Kanye West, and Justin Beiber just to name a few, so he is willing to spend the money he and partner Jason, but the city has to show support by buying the pre-sale tickets. He wants to bring more A-List celebrities. When asked how the entertainment business has treated him as a young black man? He says, The business itself is very racist anyway because many of the Club Owners are older white men, but they do not understand our culture, yet they do understand that we spend money on entertainment so they hire me to help them establish their clubs because they realize they need that black dollar to keep their doors open.Ž Orr says he has been to a few of the clubs at the Town Center the doormen at the clubs did not know who he was and was told they were having a private party, yet tried to extort money from him by saying if he bought a few bottles and rented a room in VIP he would be granted access into the club. Orr says the success of his business has been due to his Management Team DJ Byrd (Manager), Jason (Redeye Entertainment),Security Team, Street Team, Door men and women, Waitresses, Promoters (Quincy Harp), Photographers, Bartenders, his Family, and his first Lady Karyn (his social networking guru) and the mother of his 6 year old daughter Malia. This young man has many ideas for the nightlife of Jacksonville and he is going to change how partygoers young and the 25 and up crowd view nightlife in our city. To find out about events at PURE please contact Karyn Kay (Facebook) or Karyn Kayt (twitter) PURE will be open from Wednesday through Saturday. NOVEMBER 5, 2011 THESTAR LOCAL FLORIDA SECTION PURE PURE B Errol Mizell (Crown Capital Promoter) Ivory Orr and DJ Byrd Kappa Alpha Psi in the house DJ Byrd, Quincy Harp (promoter/manager Crown Capital) and Roger Harewood (Managing Partner Crown Capital and PointBlank) Karyn Kay, DJ Q-45 and Kuzzo from the movie Stomp the yard Brandon, Christian Halyard (member of the PointBlank Street Team), and Al Nixon DJ Dr Doom, R-n-B Sanga (Artist "Superbad")

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Ritz Jazz Jamm Presents STANLEY JORDAN on Saturday, November 5, 2011, at the Ritz Theatre and Museum, 829 N. Davis Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Call 904.632.5555 for more information. THE LOVE AND LAUGHTER Tour: Starring Kem and Nephew Tommy with Special Guest Joy Dennis on Saturday, November 5, 2011, at Times Union Center for Performing Arts, 300 W. Water Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Contact 904.633.6110 for more information. POPULAR RELATIONSHIP BLOGGER TO SPEAK AT ANNUAL HEALTH CONFERENCE. Estelle Keese, aka Mama E,Ž will address Health Zone 1 Residents Saturday. The conference will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Hollybrook Homes Enrichment Center located at 104 King Street. Registration begins at 9 a.m. For more information, contact Marsha Davis at 353-2130 x17 or mdavis@nefhsc.org. 2011 WALK TO END ALZHEIMER'S on Saturday, November 5, 2011, at the Times Union Center for Performing Arts, 300 W. Water Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Call 904.633.6110 for additional information. Sound Effects: MUSIC AT MOCA: Sunday, November 6, 2011, at MOCA Jacksonville, 333 N. Laura Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Contact 904.366.6911 for additional information. THE GREATER JACKSONVILLE AGRICULTURAL FAIR on Sunday, November 6, 2011, Jacksonville Agricultural Fairgrounds, 501 Fairgrounds Place, Jacksonville, FL 32202. ABSTRACT ART EXHIBIT, The Art Center Premier Gallery, on Monday November 7, 2011, 50 N. Laura Street, Suite 150, Bank of America Tower, Jacksonville, FL 32202. JACKSONVILLE WALKING TOUR this Tuesday, November 8, 2011, at The Jacksonville Landing, 2 Independent Dr. W., Jacksonville, FL 32202. For additional information call 904.353.1188. SPEAK POET SPEAK! Wednesday, November 9, 2011, at the Jacksonville Main Library, 303 N. Laura Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Call 904.630.2665 for more information. THE RIVERSIDE HOSPITAL FOUNDATION is offering $75,000 per year for up to three years to an organization who has a new and innovative plan to increase access to healthcare in Baker, Clay, Duval, Nassau and/or St. Johns county. For more complete guidelines visit www.riversidehospitalfdn.org. The deadline for grant proposal submission is Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011. Downtown Straight Up MINGLE AT MORTONS on Thursday, November 10, 2011, at the Morton's The Steakhouse, 1510 Riverplace Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32207. Call 904.399.3933 for additional information. THE JACKSONVILLE LANDING FARMERS MARKET on Friday, November 11, 2011, at The Jacksonville Landing, 2 Independent Dr. W., Jacksonville, FL 32202. For mor information call 904.353.1188. MOSH VETERANS DAY ACTIVITIES: Friday, November 11, 2011at the Museum of Science and History (MOSH), 1025 Museum Circle, Jacksonville, FL 32207. Contact 904.396.MOSH for additional information. THE GATOR BOWL PATCH EVENT on December 10, 2011 at The Golf Club at Fleming Island. Registration starts at 11:00 a.m. To register: visit www.gatorbowl.com or email: stacy@gatorbowl.com. Community ActivitiesPAGE B 2THE STAR NOVEMBER 5, 2011 On behalf of a Grateful Nation we appreciate their Service and Sacrifice All of our veterans volunteered during the time of war to protect and serve our nation. Still serving by providing proper funeral honors for our comrades and their families. Iqtfqp"CtouvtqpiDwtpg{"Dkxgpu, (1964) U.S. Army(1971) U.S. Marines Licensed Funeral Director(1973) U.S. Navy Attorney At Law, Lic. Funeral Dir. Lquj"Lqpgu (1966) U.S. Navy Nctt{"Ngyku Attorney At Law, (1972) U.S. Navy Funeral Services AssociationFuneral Service. Association Cctqp"V0"Dkxgpu Licensed Funeral Director Operations Manager For a Life Worth Celebrating AARON AND BURNEY BIVENS FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION SERVICES 529 Kingsley Ave. ~ Orange Park ~ 904.264.1233 ~ www.BivensFuneralHome.com (XXXX) Year First Volunteered ~ *President, First Coast Morticians Association How To Save Money On Health Care (StatePoint) When it comes to health care, most Americans are caught between rising insurance prices and the spiraling costs of doctors visits and prescription drugs. The cost to provide health insurance to the typical family rose to $13,770 in 2010, with the average workers share costing nearly $4,000, according to research from the Kaiser Family Foundation. This doesnt include expenses to meet deductibles and other costs. Many families are doing all they can to reduce health costs -from eating healthfully to exploring more affordable insurance plans to asking for generic prescriptions. More than ever, its important to be a savvy consumer when shopping for health care. Here are some tips to help you spend less on health care: € Live well: Eat nutritious and balanced meals, exercise and maintain a healthy weight. Quit smoking and dont drink to excess. € An ounce of prevention: Routine checkups with recommended exams can help spot minor issues before they become major problems. When selecting a health plan, learn whether it provides preventive benefits. Major medical plans now pay for many preventive services, but other types of insurance may not. € Do your homework: When shopping for a health insurance plan, don't just choose one with the lowest monthly premium. Ask about out-of-pocket expenses, including deductibles, co-pays and prescription costs. Websites like www.assuranthealth.com can help you evaluate tradeoffs between coverage options and outof-pocket costs. With the rising cost of health care, individuals want more choice in how they access the health care system,Ž says Scott Krienke, senior vice president of product and marketing at Assurant Health. Its important to understand all options that are available to find the best health plan for your needs.Ž € Pay only for what you need: Traditional major medical insurance offers coverage against catastrophic illness; however, many plans come with high premiums and deductibles. Fixed-benefit plans typically offer more affordable premiums and pay a set cash amount that can be used for everyday expenses like doctor visits and prescriptions. For example, Assurant Health Access offers cash benefits for preventive care and unexpected medical costs like inpatient hospitalization and surgeries. Unlike traditional plans, there are no deductibles so benefits start right away. € Save on prescriptions. Ask for generic drugs or substitutions instead of brand names. Consider ordering prescriptions you take regularly from a reputable online pharmaceutical benefit manager and take advantage of bulk discounts. € Phone ahead: Before making appointments, call your carrier to learn which doctors and hospitals are in your network. Ask whether an independent health care advocate, such as Patient Care, is available to help you compare cost and quality information. Some carriers offer this service at no extra cost. € Don't forget dental: If you are purchasing medical insurance, chances are you also need a dental plan. Some carriers offer discounts if you purchase them together. Taking these simple steps can help reduce your health care expenses and ensure you've made decisions that are right for your family. ***** ULYSSES W. WATKINS JR., MD HEALTH NOTES NOISE Experts indicate that the noise level we live in today continues to increase at the same rate for the next thirty years, noise could become deadly. Subway trains produce 90 to 100 decibels (measure of sound intensity) of noise. A lathe produces 85 to 95 decibels; punch press 95 to 100 decibels; circular saw 100 to 110 decibels; sand blaster 118 decibels; and riveter 130 decibels. Exposure to 85 to 100 decibels can cause a hearing loss. A survey of two hundred work areas in forty different industrial companies in the United States found 50 percent of the machinery producing noise levels in excess of 90 decibels. High rates of hearing loss are found among factory workers and heavy equipment operators. It is estimated that six million workers in the United States are subjected to noise levels hazardous to hearing. Industrial management is aware of several ways to avoid noise-induced hearing loss. Often a silent machine may be substituted for a noisy one. At times welding can replace riveting, metal can be cleaned chemically rather than by highspeed polishing, and metal parts may be replaced by rubber or plastic. A welllubricated machine makes less noise than one that needs lubrication. Absorbent linings on machinery reduce noise. Management can rotate workers who must work at noisy machinery or place the workers on schedules broken into on-offŽ periods. Damage to the inner ear from loud noise results in hearing loss, and this damage is permanent. The degree of deafness is related not only to the length of exposure, but also to the extent and type of noise. Noise reduces the workers efficiency; it creates anxiety, irritability, and fatigue. Noise can be a causative factor in accidents. Adequate protection from noise exposure cannot be provided by cotton in the ears, but it can be reduced to a save level for the inner ear if a person wears ear protectors. The public needs to stimulate municipal governments to enforce antinoise ordinances and to compel industries to control noise conditions in their plants. In addition, noise hazards in industries could be reduced by federal legislation where the industries hold contracts with federal government or carry on interstate commerce. Severe noise hazards can develop with supersonic air transport, high speed rail transportation, and some new types of industries. Health Notes Announcements, meetings, happenings, and community events scheduled in Jacksonville and the surrounding area REAL LIFE STORIES

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PAGE B-5 THE STAR NOVEMBER 5, 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

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To millions of ShrekŽ fans, Puss In Boots (Antonio Banderas) became a household symbol for feline suave with his brand of notoriousness for fighting, being a lover and an outlaw. He was part of an ensemble but he stood out so much that the creators of the Shrek franchise decided to make him a solo star in his own movie which chronicles his life from kittenhood to grown cat. The story also includes Pusss female nemesis and later love interest Kitty Soft Paws (Salma Hayek). The two collaborate with Humpty Dumpty (Zach Galifianakis) the egg on an adventure to save their town. The only problem was outlaw thugs Jack (Billy Bob Thornton) and Jill (Amy Sedaris) who had plans of their own. It is without question that the legions of Shrek fans who number in the millions will make this film an instant blockbuster at the box office. and may even set new records! When asked how does she handle the fairytaleŽ aspect of her character while explaining to her young daughter that they are not real life creatures, Hayek elaborates, I was worried about that because its like the Santa thing in a way because she really thinks theres like cats man. I thought I had some time but I took her to see one movie and in the previews I see the cats and I say oh no, I have two seconds to break it to her and before I could say anything my character came on board and she said oh my gosh mommy, that cat sounds just like you! I said well actually it is me but I had to explain to her that its not real. Its drawings on the computer and then you talk. She was confused for a couple of days but now she loves it and is so proud of me.Ž Banderas chimes in on the same question and says, Ten years ago my kids were still kids but now my oldest is 26. She has a rock band in Brooklyn and just says thats a cool cat dad and thats pretty much it.Ž The standard process of doing animation is for the actors to record their tracks alone but Banderas and Hayek were able to record together on some scenes. Banderas explains, We did the sessions and it was great. We just did what we wanted to do. If we would have done that individually, it would have been difficult for the person to match what the other person did.Ž Hayek gives tons of praises to the films director Chris Miller. She says, This was my first time and I was scared to be by myself but I was never by myself. Chris is an amazing director and I really cherish the experience I had with him. He trained me into it so by the time I got to Antonio we really had the character and I knew who she was and was very solid. That really helped me. Also Chris pushed me to explore improvisation in comedy and in these two years I think I done so much better because of him. He really encouraged and it really helped me by the time I got to do the session with Antonio.Ž PAGE B-6 THESTAR NOVEMBER 5, 2011ENTERTAINMENT Antonio Banderas And Salma Hayek Put The “Paws” To The Cause!By Rych McCain, feedbackrych@sbcglobal.net Photos Courtesy of DreamWorks Animation Antonio Banderas as Puss In Boots Selma Hayek as Kitty Soft Paws

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NOVEMBER 5, 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 Sexting and Bullying One In The SameBy William Jackson, M.Ed. Expanding bullying into the area of Sexting has brought this debatable crime more into the light of law enforcement and cyber investigation. The reality is that one in five tweens/teens/young adults maybe risking prison because of sending and receiving child pornography. This includes risking a life of prison because of distributing nude or semi nude pictures of themselves. Cell/Smart phone technology has contributed to the ability to transmit pictures and video that normally would not be accessible. Youth have learned the empowerment of technology, but applying it in inappropriate means because of immaturity, sexual activity and peer pressure. Parents need to understand that youth with cell phones are not restricted from sending, receiving or further distribution of nude or seminude pictures. If a youth willingly or unwillingly is photographed partially nude, semi nude or totally nude that is under 18 and those pictures are distributed electronically it is against the law. Even though the circumstances may seem trivial to youth and young adults the results can be devastating to a young person and their reputations within school, community and even where they religiously worship, their reputations can be destroyed. Surveys show that of 1,280 teenagers and young adults surveyed by the National Campaign to Prevent Teenage and Unplanned Pregnancy and CosmoGirl.com found that 20 percent of teenagers and 33 percent of young adults ages 20 to 26 said they had sent or posted nude or seminude photos of themselves. http://www.thenationalcampaign.org/sextech/PDF/SexTech_Sum mary.pdf This survey may seem hard to believe, but the information holds true and seems to be growing because of the increase in cell phone use by tweens, teens and young adults. The survey does show parents and guardians that tweens, teens and young adults should never be underestimated or perceived as naive or technology illiterate. It is customary for youth to teach each other the latest skills, hacks, hints and codes that allow for more flexibility and manipulation of technology, even cell/smart phone technology. Parents should be aware that their youth may have a sexual inquisitiveness, subjected to bad judgment, influenced by peer pressure and love of electronic sharing especially with pictures they take. When these elements are combined sometimes it is a dangerous combination of technology and raging hormones. Parents, especially if they are paying the cell phone bill should periodically without notice check the bill online for activity, this can show texts sent and received, photos, video and other important information. Parents should occasionally physically check phones for content, if a child refuses to give their phone when asked this is a red flag that something is not right and the parent should investigate further, not allowing the child to escape with a warning. Information can be deleted from the phone, but records still housed on servers can be accessed. The sharing of pictures and video can result from girls wanting to impress their boyfriends with nude or seminude pictures, the same holds true of boys that want to show their physical attributes to impress their girlfriend or resulting from a dare from friends. One of the most dangerous issues is tweens, teens and young adults looking for hook upsŽ or booty calls.Ž Requesting sex in school (bathrooms), at home when parents are away, even has been found that teens try to get together during church. When law enforcement becomes involved this is where the misuse of technology can create legal problems that can have lifelong consequences. Deterring youth from being involved in Sexting helps with proper education and having high expectations and consequences that are followed. Its illegal under federal and state child-porn laws to create explicit images of a minor, possessing them or distributing them. These laws were created to tackle adult abuse of minors, but it turns out they dont exempt minors who create and distribute images, pictures and video. Prosecutors even in some states are going after victims as well because there is a responsibility factor that no one should allow nude or seminude pictures to be taken of them. In criminal courts losing children could be imprisoned or be labeled for life.... continues on page PR 2

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NOVEMBER 5, 2011PREP RAP PR 2 Sextingcontinued from pagePR 1...Mark Rasch, a former cybercrime prosecutor for U.S. Justice Department, says that a 16-year-old with a standard story of she took a bunch of pictures of herself and sent them to a boy electronically in the hopes of seducing him could get life in federal prison under current sentencing guidelines (http://www.sentencing.us/). If she does manage to get out, she may have to register as a sex offender and those that receive and continue to distribute will be prosecuted and also have to register under federal guidelines. This has far reaching affects on a youths future of gaining entrance into higher education, joining the military, vocational school, and establishing a family in the future. If in fact a youth is convicted at 16 in 2011 for example, in the year 2022, a 27 year old person is still a registered sex offender because of a camera-phone picture snapped in 2011. Parents have a responsibility to educate and monitor their children when providing cell phone technology. No parent should give a child cell/smart phones and leave them to their own devices. Rules and expectations should be enforced to prevent texting inappropriate content and Sexting. Parents and their children when talking about the seriousness of Sexting and Texting should discuss rules to be sure of the responsibility and accountability technology requires. Cases of youth involved in encounters with adult males have been in the news media for several years. Three Florida girls were killed Jessica Lunsford (9), Carlie Brucia (11) and Sarah Lunde (13); these young ladies were abducted and killed by men who were involved in online child pornography. Parents need to make sure they know what sites their children visit, who they are friends with online and people in their neighborhoods. Predators are online targeting children, trafficking images of sexual abuse of children and trying to gain childrens trust through online friendships. This has a connection with Sexting because once pictures and video is sent no one really knows who will forward it to whom. Youth are nave and immature to the knowledge that anyone, at anytime can find their pictures online when performing a simple search. Jay Howell a Jacksonville lawyer founded the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Mr. Howell states, The Internet is the superhighway of child exploitation, and the willingness of those who are hidden, to surface online has been incredible.Ž Cyberbullying, Sexting, Texting and involvement in social media sites create a new danger for tweens, teens, youth and young adults. Parental guidance, responsibility and accountability is needed more now than ever before. The conclusion of Bullying Prevention month (October) is gone, but the ramifications and dangers of these elements continues. Parents must be diligent and informed to keep their children from birth even into young adulthood safe. Data and statistics can be found at: The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy and CosmoGirl.com. http://www.thenationalcampaign.org/sextech/PDF/SexTech_Summary.pdfThomas J. Haynes Named Vice President of University RelationsFlorida A&M University (FAMU) President James H. Ammons has appointed Thomas J. Haynes as the new vice president for University Relations. I am confident that Thomas Haynes will demonstrate strong leadership and fundraising skills for University Relations,Ž said Ammons. He has experience with capital campaigns and a thorough knowledge of marketing and grant solicitation. We look forward to working with him as we take FAMU to the next level in higher education.Ž Haynes has worked at the university in various roles from 1977-2003. Im excited about returning to FAMU,Ž Haynes said. Its a place I know and am passionate about. I am committed to its mission and looking forward to working with the president, board of trustees, faculty, staff, students and alumni as we position the university to continue achieving its mission.Ž Haynes is an experienced senior fundraiser with a strong strategic and entrepreneurial vision and passion for organizational success. He has been recognized in the industry as one with a proven record of success and a high standard of professional integrity and ethics. His expertise includes strategic planning and marketing for external support; grant solicitation and acquisition (public and private sources); capital campaign development and execution; development of collaborative corporate and community partnerships; innovations in curriculum development; international experience in developing education/business partnerships. Haynes said one of his first goals is to begin to develop a fundraising infrastructure that will not only meet the Capital Campaign goal, but also position the university in terms of resource development. I bring a strong fundraising background to this position,Ž Haynes said. I understand the value of creating partnerships for higher education. I bring a special set of skills„especially around resource development.Ž Haynes earned his bachelors degree in 1976 from Shaw University in Raleigh, N.C.; his masters degree from FAMU in 1977; and his doctorate in education leadership with specialization in educational policy, planning and analysis in 1991 from Florida State University. While an employee at FAMU, he served as a career development specialist, student affairs coordinator, assistant professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, assistant professor / executive director of the Career and Cooperative Education Center, associate vice president for University Relations, and the executive director of the Business Industry Cluster. While working with University Relations, he and his team were responsible for developing the strategic plan to raise $50 million in a capital campaign (results exceeded $75 million in assets). He also managed development of foundation proposals (public and private) and stewardship activities. With the Industry Cluster, he provided leadership that resulted in one of the most benchmarked Industry Cluster programs (business/education partnership) in the country. From 2003-2008, he served as the Montclair State University vice president for University Advancement and executive director of the University Foundation in Montclair, N.J. There he provided vision, leadership and management for the following functional areas: communications and marketing, alumni relations, public and media relations, community relations, career services, development and advancement services, foundation services, web services and publications. He developed infrastructure and internal and external relationships required to achieve the strategic goal of transitioning from a Masters Comprehensive University to a Doctoral Research Intensive University. From 2008-2010, he served as Coppin State Universitys vice president for Institutional Advancement and executive director of the University Foundation in Baltimore, Md. Haynes says he is looking forward to meeting the staff and getting reacquainted with the university again. The most important thing to me is getting back to campus and raising the resources needed to keep FAMU a premier institution in this country.Ž

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NOVEMBER 5, 2011THE STARPR 4 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 Matthew Gilbert Middle Receives Donation from THE PLAYERS Championship for Read It Forward Jax!Jacksonville, FL … Matthew Gilbert Middle School was presented a check from THE PLAYERS Championship as part of their Red Coat Ride Out program to purchase three Read It Forward Jax! classroom libraries. The Red Coats represent the tournament volunteer leadership of THE PLAYERS; the charitable impact of the event would not be possible without them and the more than 2,000 volunteers who help stage THE PLAYERS each and every year. Superintendent Pratt-Dannals and Board members were in attendance for the check presentation ceremony to show appreciation for the generous donation. One classroom library set will be given to sixthseventhand eighth-grade classes at Matthew Gilbert Middle. Classroom libraries are sets of books for each grade level that have been pre-selected as age and content appropriate material for students to read. THE PLAYERS Championship is making a difference in the lives of kids in many meaningful ways as demonstrated by its support of these three important education initiatives,Ž said Evan P. Daniels, principal at Gilbert Middle School. THE PLAYERS commitment is a great example to the entire community of what we can accomplish when we all work together.Ž The Red Coats also recognized Teach For America corps members at Matthew Gilbert Middle School, further underlining THE PLAYERS $400,000 grant to Teach For America Jacksonville, which helps 100 corps members in 24 of the highest needs schools across Duval County impact approximately 8,000 students each year. Todays presentation also highlighted a new $125,000 grant from THE PLAYERS to Take Stock in Children, Jacksonville. For each of the five years of THE PLAYERS commitment, Take Stock in Children will provide 10 college scholarships per year. In April, THE PLAYERS announced a goal to raise $50 million for youth-related charities over the next 10 years, and we are dedicated to making that commitment a reality,Ž said Curtis Hazel, THE PLAYERS 2012 volunteer chairman. We are focused on improving educational opportunities for the regions youth because it potentially changes lives and can help develop kids into productive adults. The impact of education can have a positive ripple effect on families and youth across the community for decades to come.Ž Photo courtesy of Duval County Public Schools

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C&J1 C M Y K Crime and Justice Crime and JusticeA Publication of the Florida Star and Georgia Star NOVEMBER 05 2011THE STARC&J 1 As an African American newspaper, we basically report on offenses committed by African Americans. Please note that in our observations, weekly reports show that African Americans DO NOT commit the largest percentage of criminal offenses in this ar ea. Man Beats and Robs 80-YearOld WomanA man was arrested after leaving an 80-year-old woman unconscious and her car stolen. The woman was at her home, according to police. She said that a man came to her house twice around 10 a.m. so he could use a phone. He told her he missed the bus to school and had to call his mother. When he came back the second time, he started to beat her until she blacked out. When she regained consciousness about an hour later, she noticed that her car was gone. She walked to her neighbors home and when her neighbor opened the door, she saw the elderly woman bleeding from her head and her clothes stained with blood. The neighbor called the police as the woman tried to recall what had happened. When police arrived, the woman was taken to a hospital, where she explained to the officers what she remembered. Police and canine units began to search for the attacker around the neighborhood but were unsuccessful. At around 6 p.m., an officer spotted a man who matched the description the victim provided the police with. There was also blood on the mans shoes and he was seen carrying the keys to the victims car. Gregory Leonard Butler, 22, was arrested on felony charges of aggravated battery on a person 65 or older, home invasion robbery and theft of a motor vehicle.9-Year-Old Girl Faces Four FeloniesA 9-year-old student was arrested after throwing a tantrum on a school bus. Amber Harris was in the bus on the way home from school. She became very upset and started yelling at the driver. She started to get extremely aggressive and spit at the driver before getting off. She then started throwing large pieces of asphalt at the bus. When a deputy arrived to stop her, she started cursing at him and threw a metal chair at him.While he tried to make the arrest, she started kicking, tried to bite his arm, and threatened to kill him. Harris was taken into custody and was charged with battery on a public school employee, resisting arrest with violence, battery on a law enforcement officer, and throwing a deadly missile into an occupied vehicle. She was later released into her parents custody and was placed on home detention for 21 days. Gregory Butler Amber Harris Woman, 87, Stabs and Kills Husband, 93Doris Smith, 87, was charged with first-degree murder after stabbing her husband, Chester Smith, 93. Police responded to a call and found Chester Smith suffering from multiple stab wounds at his home. He was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Doris Smith was also found at the scene distraught and disoriented.Ž She was also taken to the hospital for medical evaluation. A few days later, the information provided led to the arrest of Doris Smith. Police have not yet given the motives for the stabbing. In formation on the health issues that are keeping Doris Smith in the hospital also were not given, but she will be taken to jail after being released from the hospital Doris Smith is listed as one of the oldest residents in Florida to be charged with murder. Amanda Rice Stevenson, 96, was the oldest person in Florida to ever be charged with murder. She was arrested after shooting her 53-year-old nephew, Johnny Rice, on September 26.

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NOVEMBER 05 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. Carbon Monoxide Please take these important steps to protect against CO poisoning: € Never use portable generators inside homes or garages, even if doors and windows are open. Use generators outside only, far away from the home. € Never bring a charcoal grill into the house for heating or cooking. Do not barbeque in the garage. € Never use a gas range or oven for heating. € Open the fireplace damper before lighting a fire and keep it open until the ashes are cool. An open damper may help prevent build-up of poisonous gases inside the home. € Have home heating systems (including chimneys and vents) inspected and serviced annually by a trained service technician. € Install battery-operated CO alarms or CO alarms with battery backup in your home outside separate sleeping areas. € Know the symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning: headache, dizziness, weakness, nausea, vomiting, sleepiness, and confusion. If you suspect CO poisoning, get outside to fresh air immediately, and then call 911. 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 Union for Federal Correctional Officers Calls on Justice Department to Stop Discrimination/Retaliation against officersThe American Federation of Government Employees Council of Prison Locals Tuesday, November 1 held an informational picket in front of the Department of Justice headquarters, calling on Attorney General Eric Holder and the United States Congress to hold Bureau of Prisons leadership accountable for failure to make changes to the climate of retaliation and discrimination that is running rampant in the federal prison system. A damaging EEOC report exposing retaliation and discrimination in the BOP was released in November 2010 and to date, the agency has yet to enforce numerous remedies brought forth from the investigation. Not only do correctional workers face life threatening situations on a daily basis, but they are facing retaliation from managers should they choose to file an EEO complaint in the system. BOP management has done the bare minimum to address this issue and were calling on Congress and Attorney General Holder to hold them accountable for their lack of real action,Ž explained National Fair Practices Coordinator for the AFGE Council of Prison Locals Michael Castelle, Sr. The November 2010 EEOC Bureau of Prisons evaluation report stemmed from concerns over the unusually large number of complaints BOP employees filed during fiscal years 20032006 in which they alleged retaliation. A class action complaint alleged a pattern and practice of retaliation against employees, which included supporting declarations from current and former BOP employees. This, as well as other anecdotal information, suggested a level of perceived retaliation at BOP higher than in other federal agencies. The findings of the EEOC report also reveal that employees lack confidence in BOPs EEO program and employees are unfamiliar with the EEO process and their rights. The EEOC reviewed several facilities, each of which are geographically removed from the others, directly supervised by a different warden, and physically different from the others; however employee perceptions and misperceptions, as well as their lack of knowledge about, and confidence in, BOPs EEO program, were strikingly similar. According to the report, the EEOC believes that the changes required to remedy the issues addressed in our findings … fear of retaliation, lack of confidence in BOPs EEO program, and lack of familiarity with the EEO process and employee rights … must be implemented in a proactive and measured way that includes established time frames and monitoring.Ž The EEOC recommendations include: (1) BOPs EEO office must be realigned. At the time of the report, the EEO office was out of the Office of General Counsel, however, EEO regulations establish that the EEO director report directly to the agency head. BOPs organizational structure is in clear violation of this requirement; (2) BOP must increase management support for EEO. EEOCs investigation found that some management officials expressed a belief that EEO was mostly a forum whereby employees and unions manipulated management. The EEOC recommends remedying revising and reissuing EEO policies, provide mandatory EEO training, holding managers accountable for EEO violations and that each area facility to have an EEO counselor; (3) BOP headquarters EEO office must monitor its field operations; (4) BOP must ensure confidentiality. It must be stressed that all EEO information is confidential; (5) BOP should abolish the vouchering system. The EEOC has made some basic recommendations to right the wrongs of agency management. The EEOC laid out a reasonable timeline of quarterly progress reports on BOPs efforts to implement each of the recommendations as well as detailed action plans to achieve these goals. More than 6 months later, little has been done,Ž explained Mr. Castelle. There is no process in place for the agency to effectively monitor the EEO program in the field; and negotiations have not taken place on harassment and the agencys EEO policies. The affirmative action program at the agency is still very cosmetic, just as it was prior to the report.Ž Retaliation and harassment toward those who participate in the agency EEO process has not diminished since the issuance of the EEOC report. Managers that discriminate at the Bureau of Prisons do so with complete impunity. We are urging Congress and Attorney General Holder to take action and demand accountability of BOP management for their cavalier attitude toward the well-being of their employees,Ž concluded Mr. Castelle.

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Man Pretends to be Deaf in Front of Police New Lenox Township, ILBrandon Nesbitt, 22, was pulled over after deputies saw him cross into the oncoming traffic lane three times. Sitting next to Nesbitt was Terrance D. Godfrey, 39, and when he was asked for identification, he replied with an indistinguishable response and made multiple hand gestures as if trying to sign to me.Ž Nesbitt told them that Godfrey was deaf and dumb, but Godfrey immediately responded when asked to step out of the car by police. Nesbitt was said to appear nervous as he was sweating a little too much despite the cool weather. Police played along with Godfreys acting and gave him a paper to write his name on. After running the name in their system, no results showed up. Godfrey gave up on the act and came clean, but when police tried to arrest him, he started to run. He was eventually taken down and a wallet with his photo ID was found. This was not the first time Godfrey attempted to use his acting skills that got him into trouble. Records show that he had also been wanted for impersonating a police officer. He was arrested on charges of obstructing justice and resisting arrest. Nesbitt was charged with improper lane usage and not wearing a seat belt. NOVEMBER 05, 2011THE STARC&J 3Bizarre Crimes Bizarre Crimeswho, what, when...huh? Other Unusual Crimes Across the Nation Man Arrested for RecordingConversation with Cop 21-year-old, Carl Paul, was arrested after recording a conversation he was having with a cop during a traffic stop. Paul had been pulled over just after midnight and was approached by officers, whom he started questioning about the traffic stop. Paul then repeatedly started asking the deputies for their names and they started to realize that they were being recorded after seeing the iPhone that was sitting on Pauls lap. When asked, Paul said he was just simply documenting what was happening. One of the officers told Paul that he did not have their permission to record and was violating a state law, but Paul did not comply and refused to stop recording. After the phone was confiscated, the officers saw that Paul had recorded them for over 16 minutes. It is legal to record in many states, but this is prohibited in some states such as Florida, unless both or all parties consent to the recording. Paul was arrested and charged with illegal interception of communication. He is being held in lieu of $4,500 bond. Pizza Shop Rivalry Gets Out of Control Two managers of Dominos Pizza restaurant were arrested after setting fire to their rival, the Papa Johns restaurant across the street. Police have been investigating a fire that was set on a Papa Johns restaurant. A week later arrests were made on Sean Davidson, 23, and Bryan Sullivan, 21, on charges of arson. These two Dominos Pizza managers confessed to the crime and said it was to destroy the competition they had with the Papa Johns. They said that they saw the business doing well, which aggravated them. They felt that if Papa Johns was closed, it would help increase their business. They also said they had taken down their advertisement signs that were posted on street corners in the past. Police say an incendiary device was also built out of a small kitchen clock, a battery, and a sandwich bag filled gunpowder that was thrown out of a window, which Detectives are still looking for. Luckily, nobody was hurt or injured and the Papa Johns will be rebuilt. For now, the business is closed. Davidson and Sullivan are currently in jail and being held on $20,000 bond. Women Decorate Apartment After Stealing From Neighbor Memphis, TNDarius Lurry had come home and found that the door had been kicked in with her furniture stolen. She went next door to ask if anybody knew about the burglary. After she knocked, she saw Crystal Jones, 20, and Angela Pittman, 26, sitting on her stolen couch. When she looked around the room she saw her glass and wrought iron dining room set, coffee table and desk. All her furniture were laid out in her neighbors apartment as if it were theirs. Jones andPittman were arrested and charged with burglary and felony theft. They are being held on $10,000 bond. Woman Hires Hitman to Kill Exs New Girlfriend Lyndhurst, NJNicole Faccenda, 42, wanted to hire a hitman to kill her ex-boyfriends new girlfriend, with whom he had a child. Faccenda also had a child with him. She called someone she knew and trusted to help her find someone who was willing to do the job. The man called federal agents instead, who conducted an undercover investigation. Faccenda met with the hitmanŽ she was recommended and offered to pay him $10,000 for the kill. She said that she wanted to go to her funeral and spit on her casket. She also said she wanted to chop her up into pieces and spread them around the river, according to the report. After days of planning, the undercover agent finally called her and told her he killed her, but she stated that she was busy at the moment. Faccenda was arrested shortly after the call and faces a maximum prison term of 10 years. Carl Paul Pittman Jones

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NOVEMBER 05, 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: Andrishia Alexis Brice Age: 15 Weight: 160 lbs Last seen: 10/15/11 Name: Jade JoShon Cherry Age: 17 Weight: 160 lbs Last seen: 10/10/11 Name: Jamesha Brianna Loman Age: 14 Weight: 250 lbs Last seen: 10/02/11 Name: Lashawndra Seymore Age: 15 Weight: 90 lbs Last seen: 10/15/11 Name: Taylor Thornton Age: 17 Weight: 102 lbs Last seen: 10/18/11 Two Suspects Sought in Armed RobberyPolice are looking for two males who robbed a woman on the side of the road. Police say two men in a car pulled up to a woman who was walking home from her job. They stopped to ask her if sh needed a ride and she replied by saying no. One of the men got out of the car and pushed the woman into some bushes. As she fell into the bushes, everything in her purse spilled out onto the ground. The man then took her money, jumped back into the car and drove off. The suspect who took the money is believed to be about 5 tall, with a slim build, and a short crew-cut hair style. He wore a white tank top and red shorts. The driver of the car wore a baseball cap and dark colored shirt. The two men were seen in a large black car, according to the victim. The sketch to the right was released highlighting some of the features of the robber. 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 up to $1,000 if your tip leads to an arrest MOST WANTED Name: Crystal Nicole McKinnon Age:28 Offense: Fraud use of Personal ID Name: Wesley Eugene Williams Age:49 Offense: Petit Theft/ 3rd Conviction Name: Derrick Dewayne Edwards Age: 33 Offense: Robbery No Gun/DeadlyWeapon Name:Jerron S. Wyatte Age: 22 Offense: Obstruct Crime Investigation Name: Rhonda S. Phillips Age: 24 Offense: Traffic in Stolen Property Name: Dedami Kamerange Wise Age: 23 Offense: Sudden Snatch No Weapon



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Forbes has released their latest list for the highestpaid actor in Hollywood, and this year's winner is Will Smith. The list is based on who banks the most between June 1, 2007 through June 1, 2008. Will made $80 million last year, beating out Johnny Depp, who made $74 million, and Eddie Murphy, who made $55 million. However, because his last movies did not do well, it is hoped that Tower Heist will and according to those who saw the advance showing Tuesday at Regency, it will. They said Eddie was the best part of the movie. The Tragedy of Tupac is a play about the enigmatic rapper Tupac Amaru Shakur. Because Tupac had a short musical career, his music has been dissected by inner city writers as well as top scholars. Because his career was brief, many felt it would be difficult to write a story or produce a play about him but, Christina Tyler and George Carrolls original play, The Tragedy of Tupac Amaru Shakur of Who Shot Me? had a successful run in September 2011 and returns to the New York theatrical community for four shows November 2-3, 2011. According to reviews it provides unique medium for exploring the rap, rage, and redemptive impact of Tupacs lyrics, life, and death. Believe it or not, reviews say, it is inspiring. On Wednesday, November 2, at 3:45 p.m., police were dispatched to T&S Food Mart on 45th Street in reference to a gunshot victim. Investigation revealed Valerie Patterson, 46, came to the store and engaged in a verbal confrontation with her daughter, Shireeka R. Wilson, 28. The confrontation escalated into a physical confrontation between the mother and daughter outside the store. 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Vkog"Ejcpig" Hcnn"DcemQpg"Jqwt Coast Guard Seizes 7 Tons of Cocaine Tgcf"Gpvktg"Tgrqtv www.thefloridastar.com 80 Yr Old Woman Beaten See more in Crime & Justice The U.S Coast Guard seized seven tons of cocaine valued at $180 million from a sunken submarine on Oct. 26, 2011 and unloaded in St. Petersburg, Florida. Vjg"Pgknuqp"Tgrqtv Vjg"Uvcvg"qh Chtkecp"Cogtkecp Eqpuwogtu Gffkg"Owtrj{."qpg"qh"Jkijguv"Rckf"Cevqtu"kp"Jqnn{yqqf. kp"Vguv"vq"ejgem"qwv"xcnwg Lcemuqpxknng Oqvjgt"ujqv"d{ fcwijvgt" Vjg"Nkhg"qh"Vwrce" Uwtrtkug"/"Yjq"jcu"tgegkxgf vjg"oquv"oqpg{"htqo"vjg Jgcnvj"Ectg"Rtqitco Hktuv"Kpocvgu Htggf"Chvgt Etcem"Rgpcnvkgu Ejcpig Egngdtcvkpi 47"[gctu"qh Tgogodgtkpi Ugpkqtu"cv Vjcpmuikxkpi Nwpejgqp The Annual Thanksgiving Luncheon to benefit frail and homebound seniors will be held on Tuesday, November 22 at the Wyndham Riverwalk Hotel. This year marks 25 years for this event, founded by Joan Turner. To date, over 20,000 seniors have attended. Call (904) 994-1622 or 7669955 for information. Hkpcnn{"Gzrqukpi IQR"Uvtcvgi{ Rev. Jesse Jackson, in his Chicago Sun-Times column Tuesday, stated that as Obama finally acts, he exposes GOP strategy. His We cant wait. as he points out the increasing dysfunctional Congress. With his new strategy, he is using his own authority to issue executive orders to move reforms the country needs. The president said, Where they wont act, I will. With such a move, he issued several orders including helping people pay off their student loans, helping homeowners renegotiate their mortgages, helping veterans find jobs, establishing an online center to help small businesses and a new program to help seniors with prescription drugs that are in short supply and using the Justice Department to crack down on corporate collusion or price fixing. The GOP strategy was to make Mr. Obama a oneterm president at any cost, and at the rate they were going, it was definitely working. Ujktggmc"Yknuqp."4: Antwain Black was scheduled for a few more years in Leavenworth for dealing crack. However, on Tuesday, he was released and is returning home as a free man. Black, who is 36, was among the first of potentially thousands of inmates who are being released early from federal prison because of harsh penalties enacted in the 1980s but were changed last year through the Obama administration. Several states, Florida being the first, led by GOP leaders are still fighting President Obamas health care law that created a $5 billion fund to shore up coverage for early retirees. Two Texas public employee programs are among the top 25 recipients of the federal subsidy despite Gov. Rick Perrys opposition to the law. What this tell you is that there is a hugh gap between Republican rhetoric and the pragmatic impulse to cash in on a new government benefit. More than 400,000 companies, as well as state and government agencies and union applied. In fact, the Obama administration received so many applications they had to stop accepting them. Texas was one of the first in line even though two candidates against Obama using the plan, Texas Retirement System and Huntsman International, have sworn to repeal Obamas signature health care law. Several companies in Texas together collected more than $326 million.

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We Know Their Game, So Let's Win ItBy: Tonyaa Weathersbee, BlackAmericaWeb.com What churches and citizens groups can do now is learn what the voting laws are and look for ways to not be stymied by them. Its nothing less than a Republican pre-emptive strike. Except this strike isnt aimed at enemies who might blow up airplanes, but against citizens who, by penciling in a circle by a name, could continue to blow away their expectations of power and privilege. And with barely a year to go before the 2012 presidential election, its time to start pre-empting their pre-emption. The strike Im referring to are laws that restrict voters access to the polls; laws that have been spreading like kudzu in states where GOP-controlled legislatures are more obsessed with denying the nations first black president a second term than in dealing with issues like unemployment, foreclosures and, well, real problems that their constituents face. The laws range from eliminating early voting on Sundays to reinstating Jim Crow-era laws that ban former felons from voting to cumbersome voter identification requirements. Of course, Republicans claim that its all about preventing voter fraud, even though theres little to no evidence of such fraud that those laws are supposed to prevent. But thats just a symptom of their delusions of supremacy; they believe they ought to be able to make up the facts to fit their agenda. Id have more respect for them if they just pulled a Mitch McConnell and came right out and said the laws are intended to oust President Obama. Now the Brennan Center for Justice tells us that the new laws could prevent as many as five million people mostly young, mostly black and mostly poor from exercising their right to vote. And thats not hard to see; if Texas will accept a license to carry a concealed handgun as a form of voter identification but not a student ID, then thats clearly something thats ground in ideology and not fairness. Hopefully, many of those laws wont survive a challenge under the Voting Rights Act. But theres no time to simply wait for the Justice Department to act. There is time, however, to ensure that some justice happens at the polls in spite of Republican attempts to suppress it. What churches and citizens groups can do right now is learn what the laws are no matter how odious and cumbersome and look for ways to not be stymied by them. In Florida, for example, lawmakers eliminated early voting on the Sunday before Election Day in an apparent attempt to hobble black churches in their get your souls to the polls campaign. So, right now, churches ought to make it a divine mission to get as many people as possible to the polls on the Sunday two weeks earlier. They should also step up their efforts to get their congregants to the polls on other days as well. And this wave of oppressive voter ID laws? Democrats should begin canvassing precincts now to see who will be the most affected by it and spend some time making voters aware of what they need to show at the polls, how to get what they need and educate them about what their rights are. But the biggest weapon here, for Democrats and civil rights leaders and others, is to persuade those targeted for disenfranchisement to not get discouraged, but to get angry. Thats important. Because apathy helped spawn this problem. Throughout the country, black turnout and youth turnout in the 2010 midterm elections was lower than it was in 2008. If more of them had showed up to vote, chances are we now wouldnt be battling this wave of neo-racist Tea Party Republicans who squeaked into office and who are now suppressing their access to the ballot box. These GOP voter suppression laws underscore an old lesson, one that says..... that if you dont use your voting power to help make the laws, then others will make laws to take your power away. Yet, at the same time, it also is a testament to the power of minorities and young people. Republicans know that these two groups hold the key to their relevancy or their obsolescence. And seeing that theyve worked to build an arsenal of laws aimed to keep us away from the polls, we need to start working on how to strike back on how to get to the polls, in spite of what theyve done. So, lets get on it. Now. PAGE A-2 THESTAR NOVEMBER 5, 2011 OPINIONS CLARA JACKSON McLAUGHLIN OWNER/PUBLISHER LONZIE LEATH, RINETTA M. FEFIE MANAGEMENT SALES & MARKETING G. ABRAMS, DENNIS WADE, DAN EVANS MAY E. 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JACKSONVILLE, FL ANDREWS Larry Lee, died October 24, 2011. BELL, John Henry, 81, died October 31, 2011. BROCK, Jackie Chief, 65, died October 30, 2011. CHASON, Eugene V., 88, died October 26, 2011. FOLEY, Rita Angelina, 90, died October 27, 2011. FRIEND, Cynthia, died October 27, 2011. GAMMAGE, Margaret Doreen, died October 28, 2011. GIRARDEAU, Pequeno Marie, died October 31, 2011. GRAHAM, Garry L., died October 29, 2011. HAMLIN, Ashley Nicole, died October 25, 2011. HARRELL, Edna Lewis, 98, died November 1, 2011. HARRISON, Naomi, died October 28, 2011. HICKS, Emory, died October 29, 2011. PERKINS, Robert M., 92, died November 1, 2011. PHILLIPS, Caroline A., 60, died October 28, 2011. PHILLIPS, Lonnie R., 68, died October 31, 2011. ROBIDOUX, Nancy Eliza, 85, died October 31, 2011. ROLLINGS Lawrence Lanny, died November 1, 2011. SAMUEL, Mattieree B., 90, died October 28, 2011. STANLEY, Eliza, died October 31, 2011. STARLING Kevin C., 39, died October 30, 2011. STUBBS, Beba, died October 28, 2011. TETSTONE, Barbara Jean Corbin, 68, died October 30, 2011. THOMAS, Ivy Lee, 64, died October 27, 2011. WEBB, Rose Mary, died October 29, 2011. S. L. Carter Funeral Home, Inc. WELLS, William Bill, 73, died October 29, 2011. WHITE, Marie A., died October 29, 2011. ~*~GEORGIA DEATHS GRADY, Luther B., died October 31, 2011. HOLLAWAY, Beatrice T., 84, died October 30, 2011. KOBYLANSKI, Naida, 87, died October 31, 2011. MILLER, Connie B., 80, died October 31, 2011. WIGGINS, Tonya Marie, died October 31, 2011. WILSON, Larry Carl, 65, died October 30, 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 NOVEMBER 5, 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 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. EVANGELIST HOLINESS TEMPLE Family and Friends Day Sunday November 13th, 2011 Bishop Robert Morris & Evangelist Burnice Morris invite you out to family and friends day at 6601 Norwood Ave. The Speaker of the hour will be Minister Nathaniel Goosby, the overseer of (The Outreach Ministry for Jesus Christ.) We are trusting God for a bless time. Please join us at 11am Sunday November 13th. Listings are due the Tuesday before the next issue. Email submissions preferred. Send to: Info@TheFloridaStar.com Rev. Marquise & Mrs. Deedra Hardrick Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you; and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen. Mathew 28:19-20 Complete Funeral ............................ $3,595.00(includes Service and Standard Casket)* Full Funeral w/Viewing Followed by Cremation .......................$2,195.00 Direct Cremation ................................ $795.00 We Offer Prearranged FuneralsPrices Subject to Change==========================================================3031 Moncrief Rd., Jacksonville, FL 32209 (904) 353-4434 (904) 354-6642 (904) 353-4437 Fax 877-4CLPAGE Tollfree www.CLPageMortuary.com C. L. Page Mortuary C. L. Page Mortuary Carla L. Page, L.F.D. Come join Bishop Dr. Lorenzo Hall Sr.every Wednesday and Thursday from 12:00 Noon to 1:00 PM for Prayer Meeting and Bible Study at The Greater ElBeth-El Divine Holiness Church, located at 723 W. 4th Street, Jacksonville, FL 32209. Ask Us About OurALPHONSO WEST MORTUARY, INC.4409 Soutel Dr. Jacksonville, FL 32208 Tel: (904) 766-9671 Fax: (904) 766-2354 DIRECTORSDeborah West Alphonso West Jacqueline Y. Bartley If there had been a death in your family yesterday, what would you be doing today?FAMILY OWNED AND OPERATED Since 1988Pre-Need ForeThought Funeral Planning ProgramIm sorry to have to tell you this... Redeem Christian Ministry SUNDAY SERVICE10:00 a.m.A. Philip Randolph Auditiorium 1157 Golfair Boulevard, Jacksonville, FL 32209 904-483-0333PASTOR RICKY S. LEWIS & FIRST LADY ELIZABETH LEWIS Cordially invites all to join in this joyous occasion as we endeavor to lift up the name of Jesus!! O GIVE thanks unto the LORD, for he is good: for his mercy endureth forever. Let the redeemed of the LORD say so, whom he hath redeemed from the hand of the enemy. PSALM 107:1-2 BRUCE SELDON 1STANNUAL YARD SALE & FISH FRY Saturday, November 19, 2011 9:00 a.m. 3:30 p.m. St. Pius V Catholic Church 2110 Blue Ave., Jacksonville, FL 32209 Contact: Mr. Alexander Hice 904-704-8555 or Call the Church at 904-354-1501 St. Pius V Church and its school affiliate have teamed up for its newest capital campaign to fund and construct a state of the art gymnasium in honor of Bruce Seldon. The Bruce Seldon Gymnasium will serve the north side community and specifically benefit those students and families attending St. Pius V Holy Rosary Catholic Church and schools. Come out and fellowship, this is and event YOU DONT WANT TO MISS!!! Advance ordering is available, Non-Commercial Vendors welcomed accepted. Benefitting the construction of the Bruce Seldon Gymnasium Project "Like a bird singing in the rain, let grateful memories survive in time of sorrow."

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A4 C M Y KPAGE A-4 THE STAR NOVEMBER 5, 2011 E kaabo (pronounced eh-kah-bow). Welcome.Cooking Up Change. You can guess that the TALK OF THE TOWN! was First Lady Michelle Obamas recent stop in Jacksonville. TALK OF THE TOWN! was on the tarmac when the First Ladys plane touched down at NAS JAX, where she greeted the national finalists of the Cooking Up Change contest, culinary students from Frank H. Peterson Academies of Technology, and members of local Girl Scout troops. Cooking up Change is a cooking contest sponsored by the national Healthy Schools Campaign, an initiative which advocates for a better school environment through healthy eating and living. The 2011 grand prize winners, from the culinary program at Peterson Academies, a Duval County Public School, are student chefs Leoniqua Jackson, Alexus Baldwin, and Denver Singletary. Their winning dish was Caribbean beef rib salad, Moroccan brown rice, and a sweet potato corn muffin with a maple syrup glaze. Jackson, Baldwin, and Singletary beat out teams from Peterson, Terry Parker, and Sandalwood for the honor of presenting their dishes in competition at USDA Headquarters in Washington, D. C. last May. All three students expressed excitement upon hearing they would be meeting the First Lady. While waiting for Mrs. Obama to arrive, Denver admitted to a case of nerves. I gulped down my whole water, I was that nervous, said Singletary. It was a lot to take in, stated Leoniqua when her friend and teammate, Alexus, gave her the good news. The three high school juniors will graduate in 2013 and have plans to pursue college degrees. Alexus Baldwin wants to follow a career in the culinary arts, specifically as a pastry chef. (How cool would it be if Alexus became a protge of Erika Davis, Jacksonville Beachs pastry chef extraordinaire and first season Top Chef Just Desserts contestant)! Mrs. Obama, honorary national president of the Girl Scouts, also met troop members of the Girl Scouts of Gateway Council. Rickeyla Bates,Antonia Pinder (cutey patooty), and Helene Fischer were among the Scouts who greeted the First Lady. Mrs. Obama attended a reception and campaign fundraiser held at the Prime Osborne Convention Center before leaving Jacksonville for other stops in Florida. Layon Grays Black Angels Over Tuskegee Presented by The Jacksonville Urban League. In honor of Veterans Day, the Jacksonville Urban League will present the award-winning, offBroadway hit play, Black Angels Over Tuskegee, a poignant story of the Tuskegee Airmen, their struggles to simply serve their country, and the overwhelming odds against them which served to bolster their courage and determination to succeed. The cast includes Playwright/Director Layon Gray; Screen Actor, Lamman Rucker, best known for starring in Tyler Perrys Why Did I Get Marry and Meet the Browns; David Roberts; Ananius Dixon; Melvin Huffnagle; Thorn Scott, II; Steve Brustien; and Thaddeus Daniels. Linnie Finley of the Jacksonville Urban League heads a committee that was formed to organize events around the performance. Other members include Vanessa Boyer, Reginald Lawrence, and Commanderand Mrs. Daryl Pierce Tuskegee Airman, Stephen Lawrence, who currently resides in Gainesville, Florida, will be a special guest of the event. Tickets are on sale at the UNF Box Office, (904) 620-2878, or online athttps://www.tick etreturn.com/prod2/Buy.asp?EventID=72780 For more information contact the Urban League at (904) 366-6488. Black Angels Over Tuskegee, November 10, 2011, the UNF Lazzara Performance Hall. 6:30 p.m., A Salute to Veterans 7:30 p.m., the performance. Eugene J. Butler Class of : A True Reunion. The 1971 divided class of Eugene J. Butler (students split between Stanton, Paxon, and Lee in the summer of their senior year) is reuniting in celebration of its 40th anniversary. The dinner and dance will be at the Clarion Airport Hotel & Conference Center on November 12, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. For more information, contact Rachel Butts-McGriff at 904-5340013. The planning meetings are held at 7:00 p. m. every Monday at Eugene Butler. Weekend Delights. 31st Annual Lincolnville Heritage Festival featuring Doug Carn, Doc Handy and more. Music, food, historical tours. November 4-6, Francis Field, St. Augustine, Florida. www.lincolnvilleheritagefestival.com Brenda Jacksons Truly Everlasting Movie premier, November 5, The Florida Theatre, Jacksonville, FL. www.tru lyeverlasting.com or www.floridatheatre.com Jazzland Caf presents Sleepy Gilliard's "Best Of The Blues and Birthday Jamboree" featuring The Sleepy Connection Band, November 5, 8:00 p.m. midnight. www.jazzlandcafe.com or call (904) 2401009. Talk of the Town! Talk of the Town! by Frances Bradley Volume Burks, Photographer

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Around The Area Around The Area PAGE A-6 THE STAR NOVEMBER 5, 2011 Photos courtesy of Lisa Collins, FSSJAX Atlantic Beach, FL Rosa Mae Solomon, a great-grandmother and a foster parent, made a tremendous decision recently, one that many wouldnt think of or even attempt to take on. She decided to adopt seven siblings, three that were already in her care and four from another foster home. She has already raised her biological children and is now a great-grandmother. This is truly an unselfish act on her part. The children ages range from 2 yrs old to 13 years old. There are four girls and three boys. Before the adoption, both foster parents worked together to ensure that the children spent time together at least every other week. Ms. Solomon decided the children needed to all be together so she notified her foster care/adoption agency, Family Support Services of North Florida, which is the lead agency for foster care adoption and family preservation in Duval and Nassau counties. FSS handled the childrens foster care and coordinated the adoption. After the proceedings, two of the girls did a stomp routine for the judge. Judge David Gooding presided over the adoption and also participated in the Sunday event that was held at Greater Macedonia Baptist Church where Ms. Solomon received a nine thousand dollar check. Judge Gooding was presented an award for years of service to the foster care program here in northeast Florida. They also gave out flowers to the many lawyers and support personnel at the family support network who helped the judge pull this incredible adoption off for Ms. Solomon. Sundays check presentation was coordinated by former Senator Tony Hill. The check was a total surprise to Ms. Solomon. Contributions came from neighbors to families, 100 Black Men, Greyhound Race, Voices of Children, and more. It was initially meant to go towards a used van for her and the children, but later she was given a free van, donated to her from Jacksonville Transportation Group (Gator Taxis). This will enable her to buy extended warranty for the vehicle and have money for the holidays and more. This is truly a win win situation for everyone involved. Great-Grandmother Adopts Seven Former Senator Tony Hill presented the family with the check. Ms. Rosa Mae Solomon accepting the nine-thousand dollar check to help aid with her adoption children. Kiejuan, 5, steps out with a big smile after he and his six brothers and sisters were adopted by Ms. Rosa Mae Solomon in a courtroom proceeding presided by Judge David Gooding (far left) in Jacksonville. Ms. Solomon sits in the church with her newly adopted children.

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PAGE A-8 THE STAR NOVEMBER 5, 2011 Once you know, theres only one place to go.Perhaps youve been running all over town to save a little bit here and a little bit there. When all the time, you could save just as much at Publix, and enjoy the shopping experience, too. So relaxweve got you covered. Go to publix.com/save right now to make plans to save this week. to save here.

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Sandy Neal, Freelance Writer/Photographer Jacksonvilles nightlife has changed forever as of October 15, 2011, thanks to Mr. Ivory Orr CEO of PointBlank and Crown Capital Entertainment. Saturday night was the Grand Opening of PURE Nightclub located at 8206 Phillips Highway Suite 7 32256. Everybody that was anybody was there from the General Manager of the Jacksonville Giants Kevin Waters and members of the team, Q-45 (DJ formerly of 106 and Park) DJ Dr. Doom (93.3), R&B Sanga (Rap Artist), Kuzzo (the movie Stomp the Yard), Chris Slade (Rap Artist) various athletes and many other Jacksonville elite. Mr. Orr has been a promoting since he was in college at UNF, he actually wanted to be a Rapper, but as we can see, the promoting side of the business has taken over. He says when he was at UNF he saw the fraternities having parties and making a lot of money so he decided to do the same thing and then came the birth of PointBlank Entertainment. Orr says he didnt want to sell dope to pay for studio time and having the parties kept him out of trouble as well as he started to make a few dollars. PointBlank is very popular among the college age young adults. He promotes at Oasis Grill & Chill, Bourbon Street, Aqua, and Spices. The multitudes that come to his events he gives that credit to social networking cites, his street team, and successful marketing techniques. Crown Capital, a subsidiary of PointBlank is for the older crowd 25 and up and again there is a large following as well. He started Crown Capital because he saw a need in Jacksonville for an older crowd and he gave Jacksonville partygoers what they asked for. That is why he models his PointBlank and Crown Capital Entertainment entities after Coca Cola. He says Coca Cola did not stop at Coke they gave the public several beverages such as: Sprite, Diet Coke etc., and now because people want to be healthier, Coke also has energy drinks and water. Mr. Orr believes that the nature of his success is due to surrounding himself with solid good people and having very good relations and business ethics with other promoters in the city. He says he understands a team concept because it is not about h im, he also says, If you treat your business like a hobby it will pay you like a hobby. Orr is also responsible along with partner Jason (Redeye Entertainment) with bringing the Heart and Soul Concert to the Jacksonville Arena last year, which Charlie Wilson headlined, but when he tried to bring the show this year, which Eryka Badu would have headlined, he had to cancel due to low-ticket sales. He says Jacksonville is a last minute city but he is not giving up. In 2012 he is looking into bringing such performers as Jay-Z, Katy Perry, Kanye West, and Justin Beiber just to name a few, so he is willing to spend the money he and partner Jason, but the city has to show support by buying the pre-sale tickets. He wants to bring more A-List celebrities. When asked how the entertainment business has treated him as a young black man? He says, The business itself is very racist anyway because many of the Club Owners are older white men, but they do not understand our culture, yet they do understand that we spend money on entertainment so they hire me to help them establish their clubs because they realize they need that black dollar to keep their doors open. Orr says he has been to a few of the clubs at the Town Center the doormen at the clubs did not know who he was and was told they were having a private party, yet tried to extort money from him by saying if he bought a few bottles and rented a room in VIP he would be granted access into the club. Orr says the success of his business has been due to his Management Team DJ Byrd (Manager), Jason (Redeye Entertainment),Security Team, Street Team, Door men and women, Waitresses, Promoters (Quincy Harp), Photographers, Bartenders, his Family, and his first Lady Karyn (his social networking guru) and the mother of his 6 year old daughter Malia. This young man has many ideas for the nightlife of Jacksonville and he is going to change how partygoers young and the 25 and up crowd view nightlife in our city. To find out about events at PURE please contact Karyn Kay (Facebook) or Karyn Kayt (twitter) PURE will be open from Wednesday through Saturday. NOVEMBER 5, 2011 THESTAR LOCAL FLORIDASECTION PURE PURE B Errol Mizell (Crown Capital Promoter) Ivory Orr and DJ Byrd Kappa Alpha Psi in the house DJ Byrd, Quincy Harp (promoter/manager Crown Capital) and Roger Harewood (Managing Partner Crown Capital and PointBlank) Karyn Kay, DJ Q-45 and Kuzzo from the movie Stomp the yard Brandon, Christian Halyard (member of the PointBlank Street Team), and Al Nixon DJ Dr Doom, R-n-B Sanga (Artist "Superbad")

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Ritz Jazz Jamm Presents STANLEY JORDAN on Saturday, November 5, 2011, at the Ritz Theatre and Museum, 829 N. Davis Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Call 904.632.5555 for more information. THE LOVE AND LAUGHTER Tour: Starring Kem and Nephew Tommy with Special Guest Joy Dennis. on Saturday, November 5, 2011, at Times Union Center for Performing Arts, 300 W. Water Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Contact 904.633.6110 for more information. POPULAR RELATIONSHIP BLOGGER TO SPEAK AT ANNUAL HEALTH CONFERENCE. Estelle Keese, aka Mama E, will address Health Zone 1 Residents Saturday. The conference will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Hollybrook Homes Enrichment Center located at 104 King Street. Registration begins at 9 a.m. For more information, contact Marsha Davis at 353-2130 x17 or mdavis@nefhsc.org. 2011 WALK TO END ALZHEIMER'S on Saturday, November 5, 2011, at the Times Union Center for Performing Arts, 300 W. Water Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Call 904.633.6110 for additional information. Sound Effects: MUSIC AT MOCA: Sunday, November 6, 2011, at MOCA Jacksonville, 333 N. Laura Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Contact 904.366.6911 for additional information. THE GREATER JACKSONVILLE AGRICULTURAL FAIR on Sunday, November 6, 2011, Jacksonville Agricultural Fairgrounds, 501 Fairgrounds Place, Jacksonville, FL 32202. ABSTRACT ART EXHIBIT, The Art Center Premier Gallery, on Monday November 7, 2011, 50 N. Laura Street, Suite 150, Bank of America Tower, Jacksonville, FL 32202. JACKSONVILLE WALKING TOUR this Tuesday, November 8, 2011, at The Jacksonville Landing, 2 Independent Dr. W., Jacksonville, FL 32202. For additional information call 904.353.1188. SPEAK POET SPEAK! Wednesday, November 9, 2011, at the Jacksonville Main Library, 303 N. Laura Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Call 904.630.2665 for more information. THE RIVERSIDE HOSPITAL FOUNDATION is offering $75,000 per year for up to three years to an organization who has a new and innovative plan to increase access to healthcare in Baker, Clay, Duval, Nassau and/or St. Johns county. For more complete guidelines visit www.riversidehospitalfdn.org. The deadline for grant proposal submission is Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011. Downtown Straight Up MINGLE AT MORTONS on Thursday, November 10, 2011, at the Morton's The Steakhouse, 1510 Riverplace Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32207. Call 904.399.3933 for additional information. THE JACKSONVILLE LANDING FARMERS MARKET on Friday, November 11, 2011, at The Jacksonville Landing, 2 Independent Dr. W., Jacksonville, FL 32202. For mor information call 904.353.1188. MOSH VETERANS DAY ACTIVITIES: Friday, November 11, 2011at the Museum of Science and History (MOSH), 1025 Museum Circle, Jacksonville, FL 32207. Contact 904.396.MOSH for additional information. THE GATOR BOWL PATCH EVENT on December 10, 2011 at The Golf Club at Fleming Island. Registration starts at 11:00 a.m. To register: visit www.gatorbowl.com or email: stacy@gatorbowl.com. Community ActivitiesPAGE B 2 THE STAR NOVEMBER 5, 2011 On behalf of a Grateful Nation we appreciate their Service and Sacrifice All of our veterans volunteered during the time of war to protect and serve our nation. Still serving by providing proper funeral honors for our comrades and their families. Iqtfqp"CtouvtqpiDwtpg{"Dkxgpu, (1964) U.S. Army(1971) U.S. Marines Licensed Funeral Director(1973) U.S. Navy Attorney At Law, Lic. Funeral Dir. Lquj"Lqpgu (1966) U.S. Navy Nctt{"Ngyku Attorney At Law, (1972) U.S. Navy Funeral Services AssociationFuneral Service. Association Cctqp"V0"Dkxgpu Licensed Funeral Director Operations Manager For a Life Worth Celebrating AARON AND BURNEY BIVENS FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION SERVICES 529 Kingsley Ave. ~ Orange Park ~ 904.264.1233 ~ www.BivensFuneralHome.com (XXXX) Year First Volunteered ~ *President, First Coast Morticians Association How To Save Money On Health Care (StatePoint) When it comes to health care, most Americans are caught between rising insurance prices and the spiraling costs of doctors visits and prescription drugs. The cost to provide health insurance to the typical family rose to $13,770 in 2010, with the average workers share costing nearly $4,000, according to research from the Kaiser Family Foundation. This doesnt include expenses to meet deductibles and other costs. Many families are doing all they can to reduce health costs -from eating healthfully to exploring more affordable insurance plans to asking for generic prescriptions. More than ever, its important to be a savvy consumer when shopping for health care. Here are some tips to help you spend less on health care: Live well: Eat nutritious and balanced meals, exercise and maintain a healthy weight. Quit smoking and dont drink to excess. An ounce of prevention: Routine checkups with recommended exams can help spot minor issues before they become major problems. When selecting a health plan, learn whether it provides preventive benefits. Major medical plans now pay for many preventive services, but other types of insurance may not. Do your homework: When shopping for a health insurance plan, don't just choose one with the lowest monthly premium. Ask about out-of-pocket expenses, including deductibles, co-pays and prescription costs. Websites like www.assuranthealth.com can help you evaluate tradeoffs between coverage options and outof-pocket costs. With the rising cost of health care, individuals want more choice in how they access the health care system, says Scott Krienke, senior vice president of product and marketing at Assurant Health. Its important to understand all options that are available to find the best health plan for your needs. Pay only for what you need: Traditional major medical insurance offers coverage against catastrophic illness; however, many plans come with high premiums and deductibles. Fixed-benefit plans typically offer more affordable premiums and pay a set cash amount that can be used for everyday expenses like doctor visits and prescriptions. For example, Assurant Health Access offers cash benefits for preventive care and unexpected medical costs like inpatient hospitalization and surgeries. Unlike traditional plans, there are no deductibles so benefits start right away. Save on prescriptions. Ask for generic drugs or substitutions instead of brand names. Consider ordering prescriptions you take regularly from a reputable online pharmaceutical benefit manager and take advantage of bulk discounts. Phone ahead: Before making appointments, call your carrier to learn which doctors and hospitals are in your network. Ask whether an independent health care advocate, such as Patient Care, is available to help you compare cost and quality information. Some carriers offer this service at no extra cost. Don't forget dental: If you are purchasing medical insurance, chances are you also need a dental plan. Some carriers offer discounts if you purchase them together. Taking these simple steps can help reduce your health care expenses and ensure you've made decisions that are right for your family. ***** ULYSSES W. WATKINS JR., MD HEALTH NOTES NOISE Experts indicate that the noise level we live in today continues to increase at the same rate for the next thirty years, noise could become deadly. Subway trains produce 90 to 100 decibels (measure of sound intensity) of noise. A lathe produces 85 to 95 decibels; punch press 95 to 100 decibels; circular saw 100 to 110 decibels; sand blaster 118 decibels; and riveter 130 decibels. Exposure to 85 to 100 decibels can cause a hearing loss. A survey of two hundred work areas in forty different industrial companies in the United States found 50 percent of the machinery producing noise levels in excess of 90 decibels. High rates of hearing loss are found among factory workers and heavy equipment operators. It is estimated that six million workers in the United States are subjected to noise levels hazardous to hearing. Industrial management is aware of several ways to avoid noise-induced hearing loss. Often a silent machine may be substituted for a noisy one. At times welding can replace riveting, metal can be cleaned chemically rather than by highspeed polishing, and metal parts may be replaced by rubber or plastic. A welllubricated machine makes less noise than one that needs lubrication. Absorbent linings on machinery reduce noise. Management can rotate workers who must work at noisy machinery or place the workers on schedules broken into on-off periods. Damage to the inner ear from loud noise results in hearing loss, and this damage is permanent. The degree of deafness is related not only to the length of exposure, but also to the extent and type of noise. Noise reduces the workers efficiency; it creates anxiety, irritability, and fatigue. Noise can be a causative factor in accidents. Adequate protection from noise exposure cannot be provided by cotton in the ears, but it can be reduced to a save level for the inner ear if a person wears ear protectors. The public needs to stimulate municipal governments to enforce antinoise ordinances and to compel industries to control noise conditions in their plants. In addition, noise hazards in industries could be reduced by federal legislation where the industries hold contracts with federal government or carry on interstate commerce. Severe noise hazards can develop with supersonic air transport, high speed rail transportation, and some new types of industries. Health Notes Announcements, meetings, happenings, and community events scheduled in Jacksonville and the surrounding area REAL LIFE STORIES

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PAGE B-5 THE STAR NOVEMBER 5, 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

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To millions of Shrek fans, Puss In Boots (Antonio Banderas) became a household symbol for feline suave with his brand of notoriousness for fighting, being a lover and an outlaw. He was part of an ensemble but he stood out so much that the creators of the Shrek franchise decided to make him a solo star in his own movie which chronicles his life from kittenhood to grown cat. The story also includes Pusss female nemesis and later love interest Kitty Soft Paws (Salma Hayek). The two collaborate with Humpty Dumpty (Zach Galifianakis) the egg on an adventure to save their town. The only problem was outlaw thugs Jack (Billy Bob Thornton) and Jill (Amy Sedaris) who had plans of their own. It is without question that the legions of Shrek fans who number in the millions will make this film an instant blockbuster at the box office. and may even set new records! When asked how does she handle the fairytale aspect of her character while explaining to her young daughter that they are not real life creatures, Hayek elaborates, I was worried about that because its like the Santa thing in a way because she really thinks theres like cats man. I thought I had some time but I took her to see one movie and in the previews I see the cats and I say oh no, I have two seconds to break it to her and before I could say anything my character came on board and she said oh my gosh mommy, that cat sounds just like you! I said well actually it is me but I had to explain to her that its not real. Its drawings on the computer and then you talk. She was confused for a couple of days but now she loves it and is so proud of me. Banderas chimes in on the same question and says, Ten years ago my kids were still kids but now my oldest is 26. She has a rock band in Brooklyn and just says thats a cool cat dad and thats pretty much it. The standard process of doing animation is for the actors to record their tracks alone but Banderas and Hayek were able to record together on some scenes. Banderas explains, We did the sessions and it was great. We just did what we wanted to do. If we would have done that individually, it would have been difficult for the person to match what the other person did. Hayek gives tons of praises to the films director Chris Miller. She says, This was my first time and I was scared to be by myself but I was never by myself. Chris is an amazing director and I really cherish the experience I had with him. He trained me into it so by the time I got to Antonio we really had the character and I knew who she was and was very solid. That really helped me. Also Chris pushed me to explore improvisation in comedy and in these two years I think I done so much better because of him. He really encouraged and it really helped me by the time I got to do the session with Antonio. PAGE B-6 THESTAR NOVEMBER 5, 2011ENTERTAINMENT Antonio Banderas And Salma Hayek Put The Paws To The Cause!By Rych McCain, feedbackrych@sbcglobal.net Photos Courtesy of DreamWorks Animation Antonio Banderas as Puss In Boots Selma Hayek as Kitty Soft Paws

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NOVEMBER 5, 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 Sexting and Bullying One In The SameBy William Jackson, M.Ed. Expanding bullying into the area of Sexting has brought this debatable crime more into the light of law enforcement and cyber investigation. The reality is that one in five tweens/teens/young adults maybe risking prison because of sending and receiving child pornography. This includes risking a life of prison because of distributing nude or semi nude pictures of themselves. Cell/Smart phone technology has contributed to the ability to transmit pictures and video that normally would not be accessible. Youth have learned the empowerment of technology, but applying it in inappropriate means because of immaturity, sexual activity and peer pressure. Parents need to understand that youth with cell phones are not restricted from sending, receiving or further distribution of nude or seminude pictures. If a youth willingly or unwillingly is photographed partially nude, semi nude or totally nude that is under 18 and those pictures are distributed electronically it is against the law. Even though the circumstances may seem trivial to youth and young adults the results can be devastating to a young person and their reputations within school, community and even where they religiously worship, their reputations can be destroyed. Surveys show that of 1,280 teenagers and young adults surveyed by the National Campaign to Prevent Teenage and Unplanned Pregnancy and CosmoGirl.com found that 20 percent of teenagers and 33 percent of young adults ages 20 to 26 said they had sent or posted nude or seminude photos of themselves. http://www.thenationalcampaign.org/sextech/PDF/SexTech_Sum mary.pdf This survey may seem hard to believe, but the information holds true and seems to be growing because of the increase in cell phone use by tweens, teens and young adults. The survey does show parents and guardians that tweens, teens and young adults should never be underestimated or perceived as naive or technology illiterate. It is customary for youth to teach each other the latest skills, hacks, hints and codes that allow for more flexibility and manipulation of technology, even cell/smart phone technology. Parents should be aware that their youth may have a sexual inquisitiveness, subjected to bad judgment, influenced by peer pressure and love of electronic sharing especially with pictures they take. When these elements are combined sometimes it is a dangerous combination of technology and raging hormones. Parents, especially if they are paying the cell phone bill should periodically without notice check the bill online for activity, this can show texts sent and received, photos, video and other important information. Parents should occasionally physically check phones for content, if a child refuses to give their phone when asked this is a red flag that something is not right and the parent should investigate further, not allowing the child to escape with a warning. Information can be deleted from the phone, but records still housed on servers can be accessed. The sharing of pictures and video can result from girls wanting to impress their boyfriends with nude or seminude pictures, the same holds true of boys that want to show their physical attributes to impress their girlfriend or resulting from a dare from friends. One of the most dangerous issues is tweens, teens and young adults looking for hook ups or booty calls. Requesting sex in school (bathrooms), at home when parents are away, even has been found that teens try to get together during church. When law enforcement becomes involved this is where the misuse of technology can create legal problems that can have lifelong consequences. Deterring youth from being involved in Sexting helps with proper education and having high expectations and consequences that are followed. Its illegal under federal and state child-porn laws to create explicit images of a minor, possessing them or distributing them. These laws were created to tackle adult abuse of minors, but it turns out they dont exempt minors who create and distribute images, pictures and video. Prosecutors even in some states are going after victims as well because there is a responsibility factor that no one should allow nude or seminude pictures to be taken of them. In criminal courts losing children could be imprisoned or be labeled for life.... continues on page PR 2

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NOVEMBER 5, 2011 PREP RAP PR 2 Sextingcontinued from pagePR 1...Mark Rasch, a former cybercrime prosecutor for U.S. Justice Department, says that a 16-year-old with a standard story of she took a bunch of pictures of herself and sent them to a boy electronically in the hopes of seducing him could get life in federal prison under current sentencing guidelines (http://www.sentencing.us/). If she does manage to get out, she may have to register as a sex offender and those that receive and continue to distribute will be prosecuted and also have to register under federal guidelines. This has far reaching affects on a youths future of gaining entrance into higher education, joining the military, vocational school, and establishing a family in the future. If in fact a youth is convicted at 16 in 2011 for example, in the year 2022, a 27 year old person is still a registered sex offender because of a camera-phone picture snapped in 2011. Parents have a responsibility to educate and monitor their children when providing cell phone technology. No parent should give a child cell/smart phones and leave them to their own devices. Rules and expectations should be enforced to prevent texting inappropriate content and Sexting. Parents and their children when talking about the seriousness of Sexting and Texting should discuss rules to be sure of the responsibility and accountability technology requires. Cases of youth involved in encounters with adult males have been in the news media for several years. Three Florida girls were killed Jessica Lunsford (9), Carlie Brucia (11) and Sarah Lunde (13); these young ladies were abducted and killed by men who were involved in online child pornography. Parents need to make sure they know what sites their children visit, who they are friends with online and people in their neighborhoods. Predators are online targeting children, trafficking images of sexual abuse of children and trying to gain childrens trust through online friendships. This has a connection with Sexting because once pictures and video is sent no one really knows who will forward it to whom. Youth are nave and immature to the knowledge that anyone, at anytime can find their pictures online when performing a simple search. Jay Howell a Jacksonville lawyer founded the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Mr. Howell states, The Internet is the superhighway of child exploitation, and the willingness of those who are hidden, to surface online has been incredible. Cyberbullying, Sexting, Texting and involvement in social media sites create a new danger for tweens, teens, youth and young adults. Parental guidance, responsibility and accountability is needed more now than ever before. The conclusion of Bullying Prevention month (October) is gone, but the ramifications and dangers of these elements continues. Parents must be diligent and informed to keep their children from birth even into young adulthood safe. Data and statistics can be found at: The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy and CosmoGirl.com. http://www.thenationalcampaign.org/sextech/PDF/SexTech_Summary.pdfThomas J. Haynes Named Vice President of University RelationsFlorida A&M University (FAMU) President James H. Ammons has appointed Thomas J. Haynes as the new vice president for University Relations. I am confident that Thomas Haynes will demonstrate strong leadership and fundraising skills for University Relations, said Ammons. He has experience with capital campaigns and a thorough knowledge of marketing and grant solicitation. We look forward to working with him as we take FAMU to the next level in higher education. Haynes has worked at the university in various roles from 1977-2003. Im excited about returning to FAMU, Haynes said. Its a place I know and am passionate about. I am committed to its mission and looking forward to working with the president, board of trustees, faculty, staff, students and alumni as we position the university to continue achieving its mission. Haynes is an experienced senior fundraiser with a strong strategic and entrepreneurial vision and passion for organizational success. He has been recognized in the industry as one with a proven record of success and a high standard of professional integrity and ethics. His expertise includes strategic planning and marketing for external support; grant solicitation and acquisition (public and private sources); capital campaign development and execution; development of collaborative corporate and community partnerships; innovations in curriculum development; international experience in developing education/business partnerships. Haynes said one of his first goals is to begin to develop a fundraising infrastructure that will not only meet the Capital Campaign goal, but also position the university in terms of resource development. I bring a strong fundraising background to this position, Haynes said. I understand the value of creating partnerships for higher education. I bring a special set of skillsespecially around resource development. Haynes earned his bachelors degree in 1976 from Shaw University in Raleigh, N.C.; his masters degree from FAMU in 1977; and his doctorate in education leadership with specialization in educational policy, planning and analysis in 1991 from Florida State University. While an employee at FAMU, he served as a career development specialist, student affairs coordinator, assistant professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, assistant professor / executive director of the Career and Cooperative Education Center, associate vice president for University Relations, and the executive director of the Business Industry Cluster. While working with University Relations, he and his team were responsible for developing the strategic plan to raise $50 million in a capital campaign (results exceeded $75 million in assets). He also managed development of foundation proposals (public and private) and stewardship activities. With the Industry Cluster, he provided leadership that resulted in one of the most benchmarked Industry Cluster programs (business/education partnership) in the country. From 2003-2008, he served as the Montclair State University vice president for University Advancement and executive director of the University Foundation in Montclair, N.J. There he provided vision, leadership and management for the following functional areas: communications and marketing, alumni relations, public and media relations, community relations, career services, development and advancement services, foundation services, web services and publications. He developed infrastructure and internal and external relationships required to achieve the strategic goal of transitioning from a Masters Comprehensive University to a Doctoral Research Intensive University. From 2008-2010, he served as Coppin State Universitys vice president for Institutional Advancement and executive director of the University Foundation in Baltimore, Md. Haynes says he is looking forward to meeting the staff and getting reacquainted with the university again. The most important thing to me is getting back to campus and raising the resources needed to keep FAMU a premier institution in this country.

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NOVEMBER 5, 2011 THE STAR PR 4 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 Matthew Gilbert Middle Receives Donation from THE PLAYERS Championship for Read It Forward Jax!Jacksonville, FL Matthew Gilbert Middle School was presented a check from THE PLAYERS Championship as part of their Red Coat Ride Out program to purchase three Read It Forward Jax! classroom libraries. The Red Coats represent the tournament volunteer leadership of THE PLAYERS; the charitable impact of the event would not be possible without them and the more than 2,000 volunteers who help stage THE PLAYERS each and every year. Superintendent Pratt-Dannals and Board members were in attendance for the check presentation ceremony to show appreciation for the generous donation. One classroom library set will be given to sixthseventhand eighth-grade classes at Matthew Gilbert Middle. Classroom libraries are sets of books for each grade level that have been pre-selected as age and content appropriate material for students to read. THE PLAYERS Championship is making a difference in the lives of kids in many meaningful ways as demonstrated by its support of these three important education initiatives, said Evan P. Daniels, principal at Gilbert Middle School. THE PLAYERS commitment is a great example to the entire community of what we can accomplish when we all work together. The Red Coats also recognized Teach For America corps members at Matthew Gilbert Middle School, further underlining THE PLAYERS $400,000 grant to Teach For America Jacksonville, which helps 100 corps members in 24 of the highest needs schools across Duval County impact approximately 8,000 students each year. Todays presentation also highlighted a new $125,000 grant from THE PLAYERS to Take Stock in Children, Jacksonville. For each of the five years of THE PLAYERS commitment, Take Stock in Children will provide 10 college scholarships per year. In April, THE PLAYERS announced a goal to raise $50 million for youth-related charities over the next 10 years, and we are dedicated to making that commitment a reality, said Curtis Hazel, THE PLAYERS 2012 volunteer chairman. We are focused on improving educational opportunities for the regions youth because it potentially changes lives and can help develop kids into productive adults. The impact of education can have a positive ripple effect on families and youth across the community for decades to come. Photo courtesy of Duval County Public Schools

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C&J1 C M Y K Crime and Justice Crime and JusticeA Publication of the Florida Star and Georgia StarNOVEMBER 05 2011 THE STAR C&J 1 As an African American newspaper, we basically report on offenses committed by African Americans. Please note that in our observations, weekly reports show that African Americans DO NOT commit the largest percentage of criminal offenses in this area. Man Beats and Robs 80-YearOld WomanA man was arrested after leaving an 80-year-old woman unconscious and her car stolen. The woman was at her home, according to police. She said that a man came to her house twice around 10 a.m. so he could use a phone. He told her he missed the bus to school and had to call his mother. When he came back the second time, he started to beat her until she blacked out. When she regained consciousness about an hour later, she noticed that her car was gone. She walked to her neighbors home and when her neighbor opened the door, she saw the elderly woman bleeding from her head and her clothes stained with blood. The neighbor called the police as the woman tried to recall what had happened. When police arrived, the woman was taken to a hospital, where she explained to the officers what she remembered. Police and canine units began to search for the attacker around the neighborhood but were unsuccessful. At around 6 p.m., an officer spotted a man who matched the description the victim provided the police with. There was also blood on the mans shoes and he was seen carrying the keys to the victims car. Gregory Leonard Butler, 22, was arrested on felony charges of aggravated battery on a person 65 or older, home invasion robbery and theft of a motor vehicle.9-Year-Old Girl Faces Four FeloniesA 9-year-old student was arrested after throwing a tantrum on a school bus. Amber Harris was in the bus on the way home from school. She became very upset and started yelling at the driver. She started to get extremely aggressive and spit at the driver before getting off. She then started throwing large pieces of asphalt at the bus. When a deputy arrived to stop her, she started cursing at him and threw a metal chair at him.While he tried to make the arrest, she started kicking, tried to bite his arm, and threatened to kill him. Harris was taken into custody and was charged with battery on a public school employee, resisting arrest with violence, battery on a law enforcement officer, and throwing a deadly missile into an occupied vehicle. She was later released into her parents custody and was placed on home detention for 21 days. Gregory Butler Amber Harris Woman, 87, Stabs and Kills Husband, 93Doris Smith, 87, was charged with first-degree murder after stabbing her husband, Chester Smith, 93. Police responded to a call and found Chester Smith suffering from multiple stab wounds at his home. He was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Doris Smith was also found at the scene distraught and disoriented. She was also taken to the hospital for medical evaluation. A few days later, the information provided led to the arrest of Doris Smith. Police have not yet given the motives for the stabbing. In formation on the health issues that are keeping Doris Smith in the hospital also were not given, but she will be taken to jail after being released from the hospital Doris Smith is listed as one of the oldest residents in Florida to be charged with murder. Amanda Rice Stevenson, 96, was the oldest person in Florida to ever be charged with murder. She was arrested after shooting her 53-year-old nephew, Johnny Rice, on September 26.

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NOVEMBER 05 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. Carbon Monoxide Please take these important steps to protect against CO poisoning: Never use portable generators inside homes or garages, even if doors and windows are open. Use generators outside only, far away from the home. Never bring a charcoal grill into the house for heating or cooking. Do not barbeque in the garage. Never use a gas range or oven for heating. Open the fireplace damper before lighting a fire and keep it open until the ashes are cool. An open damper may help prevent build-up of poisonous gases inside the home. Have home heating systems (including chimneys and vents) inspected and serviced annually by a trained service technician. Install battery-operated CO alarms or CO alarms with battery backup in your home outside separate sleeping areas. Know the symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning: headache, dizziness, weakness, nausea, vomiting, sleepiness, and confusion. If you suspect CO poisoning, get outside to fresh air immediately, and then call 911. 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 Union for Federal Correctional Officers Calls on Justice Department to Stop Discrimination/Retaliation against officersThe American Federation of Government Employees Council of Prison Locals Tuesday, November 1 held an informational picket in front of the Department of Justice headquarters, calling on Attorney General Eric Holder and the United States Congress to hold Bureau of Prisons leadership accountable for failure to make changes to the climate of retaliation and discrimination that is running rampant in the federal prison system. A damaging EEOC report exposing retaliation and discrimination in the BOP was released in November 2010 and to date, the agency has yet to enforce numerous remedies brought forth from the investigation. Not only do correctional workers face life threatening situations on a daily basis, but they are facing retaliation from managers should they choose to file an EEO complaint in the system. BOP management has done the bare minimum to address this issue and were calling on Congress and Attorney General Holder to hold them accountable for their lack of real action, explained National Fair Practices Coordinator for the AFGE Council of Prison Locals Michael Castelle, Sr. The November 2010 EEOC Bureau of Prisons evaluation report stemmed from concerns over the unusually large number of complaints BOP employees filed during fiscal years 20032006 in which they alleged retaliation. A class action complaint alleged a pattern and practice of retaliation against employees, which included supporting declarations from current and former BOP employees. This, as well as other anecdotal information, suggested a level of perceived retaliation at BOP higher than in other federal agencies. The findings of the EEOC report also reveal that employees lack confidence in BOPs EEO program and employees are unfamiliar with the EEO process and their rights. The EEOC reviewed several facilities, each of which are geographically removed from the others, directly supervised by a different warden, and physically different from the others; however employee perceptions and misperceptions, as well as their lack of knowledge about, and confidence in, BOPs EEO program, were strikingly similar. According to the report, the EEOC believes that the changes required to remedy the issues addressed in our findings fear of retaliation, lack of confidence in BOPs EEO program, and lack of familiarity with the EEO process and employee rights must be implemented in a proactive and measured way that includes established time frames and monitoring. The EEOC recommendations include: (1) BOPs EEO office must be realigned. At the time of the report, the EEO office was out of the Office of General Counsel, however, EEO regulations establish that the EEO director report directly to the agency head. BOPs organizational structure is in clear violation of this requirement; (2) BOP must increase management support for EEO. EEOCs investigation found that some management officials expressed a belief that EEO was mostly a forum whereby employees and unions manipulated management. The EEOC recommends remedying revising and reissuing EEO policies, provide mandatory EEO training, holding managers accountable for EEO violations and that each area facility to have an EEO counselor; (3) BOP headquarters EEO office must monitor its field operations; (4) BOP must ensure confidentiality. It must be stressed that all EEO information is confidential; (5) BOP should abolish the vouchering system. The EEOC has made some basic recommendations to right the wrongs of agency management. The EEOC laid out a reasonable timeline of quarterly progress reports on BOPs efforts to implement each of the recommendations as well as detailed action plans to achieve these goals. More than 6 months later, little has been done, explained Mr. Castelle. There is no process in place for the agency to effectively monitor the EEO program in the field; and negotiations have not taken place on harassment and the agencys EEO policies. The affirmative action program at the agency is still very cosmetic, just as it was prior to the report. Retaliation and harassment toward those who participate in the agency EEO process has not diminished since the issuance of the EEOC report. Managers that discriminate at the Bureau of Prisons do so with complete impunity. We are urging Congress and Attorney General Holder to take action and demand accountability of BOP management for their cavalier attitude toward the well-being of their employees, concluded Mr. Castelle.

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Man Pretends to be Deaf in Front of Police New Lenox Township, ILBrandon Nesbitt, 22, was pulled over after deputies saw him cross into the oncoming traffic lane three times. Sitting next to Nesbitt was Terrance D. Godfrey, 39, and when he was asked for identification, he replied with an indistinguishable response and made multiple hand gestures as if trying to sign to me. Nesbitt told them that Godfrey was deaf and dumb, but Godfrey immediately responded when asked to step out of the car by police. Nesbitt was said to appear nervous as he was sweating a little too much despite the cool weather. Police played along with Godfreys acting and gave him a paper to write his name on. After running the name in their system, no results showed up. Godfrey gave up on the act and came clean, but when police tried to arrest him, he started to run. He was eventually taken down and a wallet with his photo ID was found. This was not the first time Godfrey attempted to use his acting skills that got him into trouble. Records show that he had also been wanted for impersonating a police officer. He was arrested on charges of obstructing justice and resisting arrest. Nesbitt was charged with improper lane usage and not wearing a seat belt. NOVEMBER 05, 2011 THE STAR C&J 3Bizarre Crimes Bizarre Crimeswho, what, when...huh? Other Unusual Crimes Across the Nation Man Arrested for RecordingConversation with Cop 21-year-old, Carl Paul, was arrested after recording a conversation he was having with a cop during a traffic stop. Paul had been pulled over just after midnight and was approached by officers, whom he started questioning about the traffic stop. Paul then repeatedly started asking the deputies for their names and they started to realize that they were being recorded after seeing the iPhone that was sitting on Pauls lap. When asked, Paul said he was just simply documenting what was happening. One of the officers told Paul that he did not have their permission to record and was violating a state law, but Paul did not comply and refused to stop recording. After the phone was confiscated, the officers saw that Paul had recorded them for over 16 minutes. It is legal to record in many states, but this is prohibited in some states such as Florida, unless both or all parties consent to the recording. Paul was arrested and charged with illegal interception of communication. He is being held in lieu of $4,500 bond. Pizza Shop Rivalry Gets Out of Control Two managers of Dominos Pizza restaurant were arrested after setting fire to their rival, the Papa Johns restaurant across the street. Police have been investigating a fire that was set on a Papa Johns restaurant. A week later arrests were made on Sean Davidson, 23, and Bryan Sullivan, 21, on charges of arson. These two Dominos Pizza managers confessed to the crime and said it was to destroy the competition they had with the Papa Johns. They said that they saw the business doing well, which aggravated them. They felt that if Papa Johns was closed, it would help increase their business. They also said they had taken down their advertisement signs that were posted on street corners in the past. Police say an incendiary device was also built out of a small kitchen clock, a battery, and a sandwich bag filled gunpowder that was thrown out of a window, which Detectives are still looking for. Luckily, nobody was hurt or injured and the Papa Johns will be rebuilt. For now, the business is closed. Davidson and Sullivan are currently in jail and being held on $20,000 bond. Women Decorate Apartment After Stealing From Neighbor Memphis, TNDarius Lurry had come home and found that the door had been kicked in with her furniture stolen. She went next door to ask if anybody knew about the burglary. After she knocked, she saw Crystal Jones, 20, and Angela Pittman, 26, sitting on her stolen couch. When she looked around the room she saw her glass and wrought iron dining room set, coffee table and desk. All her furniture were laid out in her neighbors apartment as if it were theirs. Jones andPittman were arrested and charged with burglary and felony theft. They are being held on $10,000 bond. Woman Hires Hitman to Kill Exs New Girlfriend Lyndhurst, NJNicole Faccenda, 42, wanted to hire a hitman to kill her ex-boyfriends new girlfriend, with whom he had a child. Faccenda also had a child with him. She called someone she knew and trusted to help her find someone who was willing to do the job. The man called federal agents instead, who conducted an undercover investigation. Faccenda met with the hitman she was recommended and offered to pay him $10,000 for the kill. She said that she wanted to go to her funeral and spit on her casket. She also said she wanted to chop her up into pieces and spread them around the river, according to the report. After days of planning, the undercover agent finally called her and told her he killed her, but she stated that she was busy at the moment. Faccenda was arrested shortly after the call and faces a maximum prison term of 10 years. Carl Paul Pittman Jones

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NOVEMBER 05, 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: Andrishia Alexis Brice Age: 15 Weight: 160 lbs Last seen: 10/15/11 Name: Jade JoShon Cherry Age: 17 Weight: 160 lbs Last seen: 10/10/11 Name: Jamesha Brianna Loman Age: 14 Weight: 250 lbs Last seen: 10/02/11 Name: Lashawndra Seymore Age: 15 Weight: 90 lbs Last seen: 10/15/11 Name: Taylor Thornton Age: 17 Weight: 102 lbs Last seen: 10/18/11 Two Suspects Sought in Armed RobberyPolice are looking for two males who robbed a woman on the side of the road. Police say two men in a car pulled up to a woman who was walking home from her job. They stopped to ask her if sh needed a ride and she replied by saying no. One of the men got out of the car and pushed the woman into some bushes. As she fell into the bushes, everything in her purse spilled out onto the ground. The man then took her money, jumped back into the car and drove off. The suspect who took the money is believed to be about 5 tall, with a slim build, and a short crew-cut hair style. He wore a white tank top and red shorts. The driver of the car wore a baseball cap and dark colored shirt. The two men were seen in a large black car, according to the victim. The sketch to the right was released highlighting some of the features of the robber. 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 up to $1,000 if your tip leads to an arrest MOST WANTED Name: Crystal Nicole McKinnon Age:28 Offense: Fraud use of Personal ID Name: Wesley Eugene Williams Age:49 Offense: Petit Theft/ 3rd Conviction Name: Derrick Dewayne Edwards Age: 33 Offense: Robbery No Gun/DeadlyWeapon Name:Jerron S. Wyatte Age: 22 Offense: Obstruct Crime Investigation Name: Rhonda S. Phillips Age: 24 Offense: Traffic in Stolen Property Name: Dedami Kamerange Wise Age: 23 Offense: Sudden Snatch No Weapon