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Kenny Stevenson has been promoted to Vice President of Compliance and Quality in recognition of his contributions to the overall success of Community Hospice of Northeast Florida. Stevenson has spent more than a decade in the healthcare administrative industry. His background also includes three years as director of health operations for the AIDS Healthcare Foundation. Stevenson received his bachelors in nursing. Robert Champion, 26, of Atlanta, Georgia, a drum major at the Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University died after being advised that he suffered from respiratory problems following his performance at the Florida Classic Game in Orlando on Saturday. Florida A&M Universitys famed Marching 100 band, which has a history of hazing, has been shut down until investigators find out more about how Champion died. University President James Ammons said on Tuesday he has suspended all performances until further notice. Ammons said it would be wrong to allow the band to keep performing until more is known about what happened to Champion. I think we need to stop and give ourselves the opportunity to find out the facts,Ž Ammons said. And until we do I just dont think its appropriate to have the band performing and representing the university.Ž Dr. Ammons, a graduate of FAMU, said he is creating a special task force to review the matter. yyy0vjghnqtkfcuvct0eqo Nqqmkpi"hqt"ewuvqogtu"vq"rcvtqpk|g"{qwt dwukpguu"qt"wvknk|g"{qwt"ugtxkeguA"Kh"{qw cpuygtgf"[GU."vjgp"{qw"pggf"vq"rnceg"cp"cf kp"Vjg"Hnqtkfc"Uvct"qt"Igqtikc"Uvct# ECNN";261988/::56"vq"rnceg"{qwt"cf"VQFC[## Check, Money Order, or Credit Cards Accepted cfBvjghnqtkfcuvct0eqo PQTVJGCUV"HNQTKFC‘U"QNFGUV."NCTIGUV."OQUV"TGCF"CHTKECP"COGTKECP"QYPGF"PGYURCRGT K P U K F G Opinion/Editorial............A-2 Church...........................A-3 Talk of the Town...............A-4 Around the Area............A-6 Caribbean News.............A-7 Local...................B-1 Columns........................B-2 Sports...........................B-4 Crime & Justice..(A).C&J-1-4 Prep Rap...........(B).PR-1-4 Classified & Business...B-7 Rtguqtvgf"Uvcpfctf W0U0"Rquvcig"Rckf Lcemuqpxknng."HN Rgtokv""Pq0"5839 PQXGODGT"48."4233"/"FGEGODGT"4."4233 """""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""" XQN0"83"PQ0"54 """""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""72" EGPVU Cp"Cyctf Ykppkpi Rwdnkecvkqp. ugtxkpi"{qw ukpeg"3;730" Tcvgf"‰C“"d{ vjg"Dgvvgt Dwukpguu"Dwtgcw Ykuj"vq"ikxg"wu"c"Pgyu"Uvqt{A Ecnn"*;26+"988/::56"qt"Ugpf"kv"vq< kphqBvjghnqtkfcuvct0eqo Tgcf" Vjg"Hnqtkfc cpf"Igqtikc"Uvct Pgyurcrgtu0 Nkuvgp vq"KORCEV Tcfkq"Vcnm"Ujqy0YYY0vjghnqtkfcuvct0eqoStill the peoples choice, striving to make a difference. 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 HCOW"Ftwo"Oclqt"Fkgu Kpxguvkicvkqp"kp"Rtqitguu Dg{qpeg‘u"Rtgipcpe{""cpf Rgthqtocpeg With her baby due this February, Beyonce's bump is truly showing. Beyonce performed four sold-out, intimate shows at NYC's Roseland Ballroom, and strutted her stuff in a skimpy, sequined mini-dress with a strategically placed bib over her still-tiny belly. The "Love on Top" singer also explained why she booked the quartet of shows at the tiny venue: With her baby on the way, the concerts would be her only opportunity in 2011 to perform songs from her 4 album for fans. And the mom-to-be certainly suffered for her art, too, she said. Black-owned Newspapers Join HBCUs, Black Churches in HIV/AIDS Fightby B. Denise Hawkins, November 21, 2011 Saying that we have been silent for too long,Ž a group of African-American newspaper publishers have enlisted the support of Black colleges and churches as they prepare to wage a war against HIV/AIDS using their own media outlets to inform readers, advocate for prevention, and hopefully save lives. By next January, the publishers of more than 50 Black newspapers, most of them weeklies, in Georgia, Tennessee, Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina, Alabama and Mississippi say they plan to start regularly carrying advertising, running columns, publishing news stories, and posting video on their official websites that address the AIDS crisis and what their readers can do to protect themselves against the disease. The region these papers represent„the southeast„is where more than 41 percent of those living with AIDS in the United States reside and where the highest number of new AIDS cases is reported, a 2010 report from the Southern AIDS Coalition found. Meharry Medical College, NIMHD/Health Disparities Research Center in Nashville, Tenn., was the co-sponsor of the annual meeting of publishers and owners, representing the southeast region of the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA). Their annual meeting in Orlando, 17-18 November, was devoted to education about HIV/AIDS and the escalation in rates of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). The Southeast Region Publishers HIV/AIDS Awareness Conference: Caring for Communities of Color brought together more than 80 Black college students and their advisers, HIV/AIDS scientists, faculty, clergy and members of the Black Press to heighten awareness and begin a dialogue around a disease thats now in its 30th year. We are committed to telling these stories and educating our communities,Ž said the Rev. Dr. R.B. Holmes Jr., president of the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) Southeast Region and publisher of the Capital Outlook in Tallahassee, FL.. The strategy for our papers is going to be to write about it (HIV/AIDS), tweet about it, blog about it, teach it, and preach it. No longer will the Black Press be silent when it comes to HIV/AIDS,Ž Holmes added. About a dozen HBCUs were in attendance. During the conference, the publishers also began discussions about extending NNPA membership to Black college newspapers. Derya Williams, CEO and Executive Director, worked for River Region Human Services with distinction since 1982. Ms. Williams served the agency with integrity and loyalty for more than 20 years and she distinguished herself in every position she held at RRHS. She steadily advanced through the ranks of the agency, and in 2000 she was promoted to the position of Vice President of Program Development and Community Relations. Ms. Williams earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology at Morris Brown College in Atlanta, GA and has a Master of Arts degree in Guidance and Counseling from the University of Alabama, Birmingham. She is a Certified Addiction Professional (CAP) from the Certification Board for Addiction Professionals of Florida. Ms. Williams is married to Rev. Newton E. Williams and is the mother of two, Moses and Rebecca. She served as the Chairperson and is a founding member of the Minority AIDS Coalition. Mrs. Williams passed on Tuesday, November 22. Funeral arrangements have not yet been made. Mgpp{"Uvgxgpuqp"pqy Xkeg"Rtgukfgpv"hqt"Jqurkeg Etkog"("Lwuvkeg Ugg"C7."D6."RT HTGG"VKEMGVU"/";26/988/::56 Betty Burney was unanimously elected chairman of the Duval County School Board Tuesday night. This is Burneys second time serving as chairperson of the board. She was chairwoman for the 2007-2008 school year and has served on the board since 2004. She is taking over from outgoing chairman W.C. Gentry. Mrs. Burney is in the last year of her second term. Burney said the district and the board have had a difficult year. They had to deal with the state over its intervene schools and a $91 million budget shortfall. Throughout this past year, its been difficult year for us. Weve faced a number of challenges and just about every time we think that were good, something else happens, but weve remained together,Ž she said. Pgy"Ejcktocp qh"vjg"Dqctf Fgt{c"G0"Yknnkcou Rcuugf"Vwgufc{

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National Debt Relief Amendment Has Advantages Over Balanced Budget AmendmentBy Kevin MooneyWhile a broad cross section of Americans continue to favor a balanced budget amendment (BBA), the idea is too closely identified with the Republican Party, and is unlikely to pass anytime soon, North Dakota State Sen. Curtis Olafson, has long argued. The facts appear to be on his side. The latest effort to pass amendment failed in the House earlier this month with Republicans voting 236-4 in favor and Democrats voting 161-25 against. Twenty-three more votes would have been needed to secure the two-thirds voted needed for passage. Even so, the sentiment standing behind the BBA is very much alive, but there is a better way, says Olafson, who is himself a Republican. Unlike the BBA, the National Debt Relief Amendment (NRDA) does not have a get o jail free card, that the political class can use to sidestep anti-spending restraints, he points out. With a two-thirds vote a balanced budget amendment could be waived, Olafson explains. I prefer the National Debt Relief Amendment because it is much simpler and it does not dictate any set of policies. It also stands a much better chance of getting to the finish line and exerting pressure on Washington D.C. Under Article 5 of the U.S. Constitution, Congress is required to set a time and place for delegates from all 50 states to convene once 34 states petition for an amendments convention. The NDRA was drafted by RestoringFreedom.Org, a Texas-based non-profit group, and endorsed by the Goldwater Institute, an Arizona-based free-market think tank. The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) also adopted the resolution providing for the NDRA as model legislation in January. Olafson co-sponsored the resolution in favor of NRDA in his home state. The NDRAs proposed amendment language reads as follows: An increase in the federal debt requires approval from a majority of the legislatures of the separate states. In just the past few weeks, state legislators in Montana, Ohio, Texas and Wisconsin have committed to introducing NDRA resolutions. The other states where the NDRA is pending introduction or passage are: Arkansas, Arizona, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Pennsylvania and Utah. Serious discussions are now underway in 12 other states, Olafson notes. All told, this means the NDRA is in play in 24 states. Congress would find it difficult to simply ignore the NRDA if it went into effect because the financial markets would discount the value of bonds that would be marketed to finance an increase in debt that has not been approved by the states, Olafson observes. Anyone who thinks Congress is suddenly going to have an epiphany and reform itself will be sorely disappointed, he says. But if we get just a few more states on board with the resolution, we are off to the races. Some critics of NDRA have expressed concern that it could open the way to a runaway convention where radical amendments are proposed. In response, the Goldwater Institute has published Facts to Refute the Mythology of a Runaway Convention. For starters, Goldwater points out that Article 5 does not authorize a full scale convention, but also authorizes a convention for amendments. Moreover, there is a strong case to be made that the runaway convention is already in motion on Capitol Hill. The NRDA is one way to upset the apple cart with the support of average Americans in both major political parties. Olafson points out, Getting to that magic number of 34 states to call a constitutional convention, means that a few blue states would be needed. But thats part of the appeal. NRDA has no strong connection with either party and stands a strong chance of connection with voters across political and ideological lines. Moreover, they are enough safeguards in place to guard against a renegade convention process. The fear over an Article 5 amendments convention, while its pervasive and widespread it is not rational, he said. If you do some basic research on the Article 5 process and the history of how and why it was formulated by the founding fathers you come to realize there is no good reason to fear the process. There is also the added hurdle of needing 38 states to ratify the NDRA or any other amendment. I ask our critics to produce for us their official list of 38 states that they fear would ratify a dangerous, extremist or radical amendment, he said. I have challenged many people who preach fear mongering to produce a list and so far no one has because it doesnt exist. Read more at NetRightDaily.com: http://netrightdaily.com/2011/11/national-debt-relief-amendmenthas-advantages-over-balanced-budget-amendment/#ixzz1eVZXEwzQPAGE A-2 THESTAR NOVEMBER 26, 2011 OPINIONS OWNER/PUBLISHER CLARA JACKSON McLAUGHLIN MANAGEMENT LONZIE LEATH, RINETTA M. FEFIE SALES & MARKETING G. ABRAMS, DENNIS WADE, DAN EVANS OFFICE/ACCOUNTS MANAGER SHIQUITA WILSON LAYOUT EDITOR MAY E. FORD CRIME &JUSTICE KEVIN KIM CARIBBEAN NEWS/SPECIAL LAYOUT ARTHIA NIXONInvestigative Reporter : Lonzie Leath Reporters/Photographers : Marsha Phelts, Laurence Greene, F. M. Powell, III, Michael Phelts, Richard McLaughlin, Andrea F. K. 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JACKSONVILLE, FL ALLEN Doris, 87, died November 21, 2011. BASS Leon Earline, 80, died November 16, 2011. BATTEN, Agnes Fogarty, died November 15, 2011. BOYD Charlie Fred, died November 17, 2011. BUSBEY, Mayme Josephine, 91, died November 15, 2011. COGLEY, Glen, Sr., 72, died November 18, 2011. COX Elmer Dean, 77, died November 18, 2011. CREWS, Archie, 76, died November 18, 2011. CROUSE, Margit, 80, died November 18, 2011. DELAURA, Jeffrey, 58, died November 15, 2011. DOUGLAS Mamie Jo, died November 20, 2011. DOZIER Mildred, 66, died November 18, 2011. C.L. Page Mortuary, Inc. DUNCAN, Katrina Artrice Singleton, died November 17, 2011. EASTER, Mickey Allen, Jr., 50, died November 16, 2011. EDWARDS Thomas Clarence, 66, died November 16, 2011. FELTON Ronnie, died November 18, 2011. HOLMES, Ardelia James, 60, died November 16, 2011. JAMES Joseph Edward, 46, died November 20, 2011. JONES, Gayla Suzann, 53, died November 18, 2011. KENERSON, Paul Howard, Jr., 52, died November 15, 2011. KICKLIGHTER, Gloria Dean Rhoden, 75, died November 14, 2011. KORCHMAR Lottie Ann, 88, died November 19, 2011. LEWIS, Mary E., died November 17, 2011. MALLORY Alfreda, died November 21, 2011. McMURTRY, Eddie, died November 17, 2011. MILLER Ron, 62, died November 18, 2011. MIMS Sharon, died November 16, 2011. NOBLES Hallie, 87, died November 19, 2011. PAUL Rufus D., died November 21, 2011. POLLOCK Willie James, died November 17, 2011. ROBINSON DaYonna Andrea Rawls, died November 17, 2011. SAMPSON, Annie, died November 18, 2011. SINGLETON, Maggie, 83, died November 16, 2011. ULM Raymond, 69, died November 20, 2011. UNDERHILL Elsie Mae, 95, died November 18, 2011. WALKER Daisy, died November 19, 2011.~*~GEORGIA DEATHS CREEL Roy Franklin, 80, died November 19, 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 26, 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. 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PAGE A-4 THE STAR NOVEMBER 26, 2011 E kaabo (pronounced eh-kah-bow). Welcome. Hes Baaack. Favorite son, trumpet master, Professor Longineu Parsons returned to Jacksonvilles Jazzland Cafe on Saturday, November 19. This time he brought his new group, the Longineu Parsons Quartet, which includes FSU grad students Delorean Fullington -Bass, Evan Powell-Piano, and Gerald Law-Drums. Longineu tells me it has been some time since he played with a steady group of musicians (hmmmmaybe not since the weekly gigs at THE spots back in the day, Jazzco and Farahs, with Von Barlow,Lawrence Buckner and a young, but BAAAAD Kevin Bales???). With the new LPQ, Longineu is able to express his artistic freedom as the band plays the extensive repertoire of music inspired by his experiences and travels around the world. Besides being a tenured Professor of Trumpet at FAMU, Longineu is a music industry entrepreneur. His record company, Tribal Records, presents a diverse label of artists from France, Africa, the Caribbean, India, China, Tunisia, Madagascar, and the U.S. Parsons, a Jacksonville native, has a special offer for his hometown fans and friends. Everyone who stops by the Tribal Records online store at at www.tribaldis order.com and signs up will receive a free download of In Your Face, the new tune by Tribal Disorder and featuring son Longineu, III on drums. Jacksonville Urban League Presents Layon Grays BLACK ANGELS OVER TUSKEGEE Straighten up and fly right! You hear stories of celebrities and their bad behavior, looking down their noses, being divas, etc. Anyone who has had that experience should have the pleasure of meeting the stars of Layon Grays Black Angels Over Tuskegee, an award-winning stage show presented in Jacksonville at UNFs Lazzara Theatre to honor Veterans Day. This acclaimed off-Broadway production, tells the story of six young African American men who meet when they enlist in the cadet training program of the famed Black fighter pilots, the Tuskegee Airmen. Layon Gray, playwright and a key character, brilliantly weaves a riveting tale of racism, inner conflicts, and strength of character as we follow the recruits from training to the World War II missions for which this segregated air combat group were known. The Jacksonville Urban League invited the show to our city after seeing it in Washington, D.C. during the Centennial National Urban League Conference in July, 2010. The production stars the playwright, Layon Gray, Thom Scott, II, Lamman Rucker, Ananias Dixon, David Roberts, Melvin Huffnagle, Thaddeus Daniels, and Steve Brustien. TALK OF THE TOWN! was invited to a reception for the cast and crew at the FANTABULOUS home of Chevara and Marlon Orrin. I am told that this lovely couple, friends of Lamman Rucker, offered to host the party. Their home, a reconstructed corner store in Springfield, has luxuries not found in any corner store Ive ever visited, including a full-size outdoor swimming pool. (One guest, who shall remain nameless, was so impressed, she was going to approach the Orrins about participating in the 2011 Springfield Holiday Home Tour, although she feared the short notice might be an imposition since the event is December 9-10). For me, a bonus was the graciousness and warmth of Chevara and Marlon, as guests freely meandered throughout their posh home and outdoor area while sipping wine and nibbling delectables prepared by Chef Amadeus. It was refreshing to find the cast of Black Angels just as easy going and charming. They came ready to interact in their easily identifying attire of black suits, white, open collar shirts, and red pocket handkerchiefs. Before being formally introduced, they moved around the room engaging guests in conversation and posing for photos when requested. Stay tuned for the next issues of TALK OF THE TOWN! as I profile the Black Gents of Hollywood. Who are they? Come on back to find out. TALK OF THE TOWN! Thank you Linnie Finley and the Jacksonville Urban League for your generosity to a certain group of veterans. Linnie, Chevara, Marlon, Layon, Thom, Lamman, Thad, David, Melvin and the entire crew of Black Angels over Tuskegee, YOU arethis weeks TALK OF THE TOWN! Talk of the Town! Talk of the Town! by Frances Bradley Volume Burks, Photographer Sponsors: Jacksonville Aviation Authority, Boeing, Vitas, Innovative Hospice Care, National Naval Officers Association (NNOA), Wells Fargo, Hyatt, Fifth Third Bank, JM Family Enterprises, Inc. The Black Gents of Hollywood Lamman Rucker, Thom Scott, II, and playwright Layon Gray Linnie Finley (c, gray suit), with sponsors Eli Beckham (c, right), NNOA, and cast and crew of Black Angels Over Tuskegee Edward Waters College students, who lent a helping with the party, pose with the cast of Black Angels Over Tuskegee The Black Angels over Tuskegee Thaddeus Daniels as The Narrator, Black Angels Over Tuskegee Scene from Black Angels Over Tuskegee Say, "TALK OF THE TOWN!" Hosts Marlon and Chevara Orrin with the cast and crew of Black Angels over Tuskegee Cleve and Pat Warren at Black Angels Over Tuskegee Straighten Up and Fly Right! THE NARRATOR AND THE JOURNAL, Thad Daniels, Black Angels Over Tuskegee DEATH OF A BLACK ANGEL, Layon Gray and Thom Scott II in Black Angels Over Tuskegee

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NOVEMBER 26, 2011 THE STAR PAGE A-5 HNQTKFC"ENCUUKEU Photos by Frank M. Powell, III of The Florida Star National Newspaper Publishers Assocation (NNPA) Southeast Region II Conference, Maitland, Florida Dr. George Chisolm and fellow Morehouse alumni Dr. Bill Jennings, a member of the Classic Foundation Deanna Reed Georgia-Ms. Maroon, Jamie Bain-Ms. Alumni, Chiguita Davis-Ms. Gold Yolanda Knuckle of The Florida Star, Dr. James H. Ammons, President of FAMU, and Clara McLaughlin Publisher of The Florida Star and The Georgia Star Newspapers Travis Willis Powell (far right) and friends Photos by Frank M. Powell, III of The Florida StarThe Regional II NNPA Conference was held in Maitland, right out side of Orlando, Florida with a theme of Caring for Communities of Color. on November 17 and 18, 2011. With Meharry Medical School participating with Black publishers and students from HBCUs from the region, the event was very successful and very educational. It was led by the Rev. Dr. R.B. Holmes Jr, president of Region II and Cloves Campbell Jr., chairman of the NNPA. Frank M. Powell, III, President, F. M. Powell, Inc. and photographer for The Florida and Georgia Star Newspapers, Clara McLaughlin, Publisher, The Florida Star and Georgia Star Newspapers, Bill Lester NASCAR GRAND-AM's first African-American winner, who came two points shy of becoming America's first black champion. George C. Davis, Florida Representative Mia L. Jones, and Bill Lester NASCAR GRAND-AM's first AfricanAmerican winner Members of The Florida Black Caucus of Elected Officials FBC LEO, a sponsor for the Classics and Bill Lester. Daisy W. Lynum, MSW City Commissioner District 5, City of Orlando, Florida, Bill Lester, NASCAR GRAND-AM's winner, Congresswoman Corrine Brown, and Mayor Bruce Mount of Eatonville, Florida. Cloves C. Campbell, Jr. NNPA Chairman, Nat Glover Presient EWC, Henry Lewis, III, PHARMD President Florida Memorial University, James Ford, First AfricanAmerican of Tallahassee, FL, John R. Marks, III, fifth African-American mayor, City of Tallahassee, and Reverend Dr. R. B. Holmes, Jr., president, NNPA Region II. Willie McCullah of Jacksonville Florida, Pastor Kenneth D. Bevel, MBA Senior Associate Pastor Sherwood Baptist Church Albany, Georgia, and Ken Bevel of Jacksonville, Florida Bobbie R. Henry President, Florida Association of Blacks in Media and Publisher, WestsideGazette, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Bill Lester NASCAR GRAND-AM's first African-American winner, and Cloves C. Campbell Jr. NNPA Chairman. Godfrey and Karen Jenkins Honored at the AT&T Family Legacy Awards Dinner, married for 42 years and a Rattler for 50 years. Florida Classics is the largest football game between two historically Black colleges in the United States. FAMUs Marching 100 was known nationally as the best college band in Florida and at one time, because of its fast stepping, only men were allowed to be a member. The game between FAMU and BCU was known more as an in-state rivalry. Now, it is known as the number one attended game in NCAA Division I-AA as well as the largest foot ball game between two historically College/University (HBCU) schools, with more than 1,560,893 spectators attending since its inception in 1978. But it is not just about football, it is also about the bands and no matter how much the alumni, family and friends pay to attend the Florida Classics, or the rain, which happened this year, the seats are crowded for half time. In 2003, the Classics had a crowd of 73,358. The fans come from around the country, large and small cities. In fact, the Florida Star staff was surprised to meet some fans in attendance from Darien, Georgia. The game is held at Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium in Orlando, Florida and was also televised live on ESPN Classic. It was sponsored by Blue Cross Blue/Shield of Florida.

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Around The Area Around The Area PAGE A-6THE STARNOVEMBER 26, 2011 Boeing to Establish Commercial Crew Program Headquarters in FloridaKennedy Space Center … Governor Rick Scott announced that Boeing will manufacture and test its Crew Space Transportation-100 (CST-100) spacecraft and locate its Commercial Crew program headquarters at Kennedy Space Center (KSC). Boeing expects to create 140 jobs in Florida by June 2013 and 550 by December 2015. The CST-100 is a reusable capsule-shaped spacecraft that has a crew module and service module. Boeing has planned test flights in 2015 from the Eastern Launch Range at Cape Canaveral. Florida has five decades of leadership in the space industry, which makes our state the logical place for the next phase of space travel and exploration,Ž Governor Scott said. Boeings choice of Florida for its Commercial Crew program headquarters is evidence Florida has the world-class facilities and workforce expertise needed for aerospace companies to succeed.Ž In partnership with Space Florida, Boeing plans to modernize Orbital Processing Facility-3 (OPF-3), which was previously used to perform maintenance on the shuttle orbiters. The OPF-3 offers the facility needed for manufacturing and processing the spacecraft, as well as office, laboratory and logistics areas needed to support mission operations and training. Partner organizations include NASA, Space Florida, Economic Development Commission of Floridas Space Coast, Enterprise Florida, the Brevard County Board of County Commissioners and Brevard Workforce. We are extremely pleased that Boeing will locate its Commercial Crew headquarters here in Florida,Ž said Frank DiBello, president of Space Florida, the States space economic development agency. This positions our state well for future growth and a leadership role in NASAs next generation human space exploration initiatives. It is also a key factor in ensuring Floridas space-related economy continues to thrive in the post-shuttle retirement.Ž National Adoption Day CelebrationGives Six Children Forever Families Governor Rick Scott Announces 550 Aerospace Jobs Coming to Floridas Space Coast Gainesville, Fla. … Partnership for Strong Families (PSF), the lead community-based care agency for Floridas Judicial Circuits Three and Eight, celebrated Adoption Day on November 21, 2011 by finalizing the adoptions of six children at a special event at the Alachua County Courthouse. November is National Adoption Month and Childrens Home Society, whom PSF contracts with to provide adoption services, hosted the event during the week of Thanksgiving with a theme of Thankful for a Forever Family.Ž All of the children whose adoptions finalized had previously been removed from the homes of their biological families due to abuse or neglect that threatened their safety to the extent a judge determined they could not return home. Today, six of our children were adopted by their forever families,Ž said LaTanya Wynn-Hall, program director with Childrens Home Society. Families lined the hallway of the Honorable Judge William Davis chambers long before the proceedings began. All of the parents waived their right to confidential proceedings in order to participate as a group and celebrate one anothers adoptions. Each time the judge announced he was signing the finalization paperwork, the courtroom erupted with applause, cheers and a few tears of joy. The children called their new parents by mommyŽ and daddyŽ before any orders were signed. Today made legal what they already knew to be true: that they were finally home. One small girl, too young to fully understand the significance of the event, instinctively reached up and hugged the judge when he came around the bench to be a part of the family photo. She then proceeded to a pile of stuffed animals and selected her own memento of the day. Among the adoptive parents were Pastor Claude and Gigi Williams. Pastor Williams is pastor of United Covenant House of Prayer in Gainesville and Gigi works as Special Programs Coordinator at PSF. They adopted 11-month-old Summer Ruby, who is the biological sister to their two other ch ildren, Alishia, 13, and Elijah, 9, who were both adopted by the Williams as infants. She can now grow up knowing that she has a family thats going to love her,Ž said Pastor Williams. Its complete.Ž Williams also said that to him, adoption day meant a day of oneness and security because they now know Summer Ruby is officially and legally theirs forever. A total of 31 adoptions were finalized by PSF and Childrens Home Society during the month of November, with more planned for December as part of their Home for the Holidays efforts. There are approximately 35 children in the local area whom adoptive families are still being recruited for. To learn more about Partnership for Strong Families or public adoption, visit www.partnerfamily.org. About Partnership for Strong Families: Partnership for Strong Families is the lead community-based care agency for Florida Judicial Circuits Three and Eight, including Alachua County. PSF is contracted by the Florida Department of Children and Families to deliver comprehensive child welfare services to children that are victims of abuse and neglect. Partnership for Strong Families also works with at-risk families to prevent child abuse and to decrease the risk of children entering the foster care system. PSF serves more than 5,000 children in 13 counties annually. Florida Governor Rick Scott Holiday CalendarJacksonville, FL In observance of the upcoming holidays, all Duval County public schools will be closed Wednesday, November 23 through Monday, November 28. Duval County Public Schools (DCPS) administration offices will be closed Thursday, November 24 and Friday, November 25. For winter break, all Duval County public schools will be closed from Monday, December 19 through Monday, January 2. DCPS administration offices will be closed from Friday, December 23 through Monday, January 2. Both schools and administration offices will re-open on Tuesday, January 3. Duval County Public Schools operates 177 schools and serves approximately 125,000 students. The school district is committed to providing high quality educational opportunities that will inspire all students to acquire and use the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in a global economy and culturally diverse world. Williams Family

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NOVEMBER 26, 2011 THESTAR LOCAL FLORIDASECTION B R&B artist Miguel signed with RCA Records, his hit songs are "Sure Thing" and "Quickie." He performed in EWCs gym on Friday. Singing artist Emmi DeLeon, performed the opening. Sandy Neal, Freelance Writer/PhotographerEdward Waters College celebrated their Homecoming recently. Events featured R&B artist Miguel, Emmie DeLeon opening performance, comedians Tight Mike and Rod-Z, an NPHC Greek Step Show and the Homecoming game against Concordia College Selma, AL, at Earl S. Kitchens Stadium, William M. Raines High School. Other homecoming events included a Goombay Festival and the traditional Homecoming parade. This years theme is The Renaissance in Tiger Country,symbolizing EWCs resurgence, renewal, and rebirth. The Homecoming theme also represents the focus of their 29th President, Nathaniel Glover, a proud member of the EWC class of 1966. EWC Homecoming 2011 EWC Homecoming 2011 Homecoming King and Queen Tiger mascot The Edward Waters College Tigers played their homecoming football game against the Hornets of Concordia College-Selma, AL in Earl S. Kitchings Stadium at Raines High School in Jacksonville, FL on Saturday, October 1, 2011. Concordia won the game 28-26.

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23rd Annual Christmas Made in the South, on Saturday, November 26, 2011, at the Prime F. Osborn III Convention Center, 1000 Water Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Call 904.630.4000 for additional information. SPEAK POET SPEAK! ThisSaturday, November 26, 2011, Jacksonville Main Library, 303 N. Laura Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. For more information call 904.630.2665. Free Live Music Weekend: Hipp Street, Sunda, November 27, 2011, at The Jacksonville Landing, 2 Independent Dr. W., Jacksonville, FL 32202. Contact 904.353.1188 for more information. HOLIDAY ON THE RIVER CONCERT SERIES: Monday, November 28, 2011, at The Jacksonville Landing, 2 Independent Dr. W., Jacksonville, FL 32202. Call 904.353.1188 for more information. 2011 Gingerbread Extravaganza, on Wednesday, November 30, 2011, at the Jacksonville Historical Society, 317 A. Philip Randolph Blvd., at Old Andrews, Jacksonville, FL 32202. LAVILLA ORCHESTRA CONCERT, Thursday, December 1, 2011at 7:30 p.m, LaVilla School of the Arts, 501 Davis St. N., Jacksonville, FL 32202. Contact: Jill Johnson, 904.390.2126 for any information. Free Live Music: LISA AND THE MADHATTERS: Friday, December 2, 2011, at The Jacksonville Landing, 2 Independent Dr. W., Jacksonville, FL 32202. Call 904.353.1188. Community ActivitiesPAGE B2THE STAR NOVEMBER 26, 2011 Make Your Holiday Season Extra Festive! StatePoint) In the rush of the holiday season, its easy to forget what the holidays are about. Make sure to spread some cheer and to make the season extra festive for your family and friends. Here are some fun ideas to ensure your holiday season is a joyous one that brings out the best in you! € Hang a wreath. Even if you dont get to the lights or the tree, a simple live wreath will transform your home from Grinch-worthy to Santa-welcome. The wonderful scent will let visitors know upon arrival that youre in the spirit of the season. € Send holiday cards early. Start spreading cheer by getting your holiday greetings into your recipients hands as soon as possible. Ideally, holiday cards should be mailed the Friday after Thanksgiving, according to the experts at online stationery store Minted.com. If your cards are mailed early, people actually have time to notice and appreciate them. If you need more time and flexibility, sending a Happy New Year card is a great option. € Host a stamping / addressing party. Eggnog, fresh cookies, envelopes, stamps and address lists are all you need for a festive, yet productive evening! Turn on some carols and youre ready to tackle this task. Invite some friends and chat between writing personal notes on each card or enlist children to help stamp and seal! € Throw a cookie party. Tis the season to indulge your sweet tooth. But if its too much work to make sugar cookies, butter cookies, molasses drops, gingerbread and thumbprints all by yourself, throw a party where everyone brings a plate of cookies! Send out invitations to make the night extra special and ask guests to RSVP with the type of cookie theyll bring, so you dont end up with four types of peppermint bark! € Display holiday cards. Colorful cards act as instant, free decorative pieces. The mantle is an obvious choice, but if you dont have one, hang a piece of string and clip cards to it with clothespins. Bonus points for red or green pins! € Send personalized thank you cards. Just because the season must end doesnt mean you need to stop spreading cheer. Why not order personalized note cards along with your Christmas cards for the inevitable thank you notes to come? Write notes for gifts received and for the pleasure of attending parties or dinners. While perfecting your manners, order personalized childrens stationery so kids can learn this important discipline. Festive cards with their names make this chore more fun. You can find personalized cards for adults and kids online at such websites as Minted.com, saving you a trip to the stationery store. € Get involved. Whether you participate in decorating the neighborhood, giving gifts to the needy or delivering food to the hungry, selfless actions help brighten the season. This year dont lose the joy amidst the hustle and bustle. ULYSSES W. WATKINS JR., MD HEALTH NOTES OTOSCLEROSIS GENERAL INFORMATION DEFINITION: Slow formation of abnormal spongy bone growth in the middle ear.. The growth prevents one of the small bones in the middle ear from vibrating sound waves, leading to hearing loss. BODY PARTS INVOLVED: Middle-ear bones and nerves in the ear that allow us to hear. Otosclerosis usually affects both ears. SEX OR AGE MOST AFFECTED: *Both sexes, but twice as likely in females. *All ages, but most common from ages 15 to 30 SIGNS & SYMPTOMS: *Slow, progressive hearing loss. *Ringing in the ears. *Hearing that is better in noisy environments than quiet ones. CAUSES: Appears to be inherited. 60% of those affected have positive family history. RISK INCREASES WITH: *Family history of hearing loss. *Caucasian heritage. Otosclerosis affects to some degree about 10% of all white people. *Pregnancy, which may trigger the onset. HOW TO PREVENT: Cannot be prevented at present. Obtain genetic counseling before starting a family if you or your spouse have Otosclerosis. WHAT TO EXPECT: APPROPRIATE HEALTH CARE: *Treatment usually involves surgery to remove the stapes (a bone in the middle ear) and replace it with prosthesis. The hearing is corrected (or partially corrected) in most cases. *Doctors treatment. DIAGNOSTIC MEASURES: *Your own observation of symptoms. *Medical history and physical exam by a doctor. *Laboratory studies such as audiogram and Rinne test. (See Glossary for both) POSSIBLE COMPLICATIONS: Total deafness in 10 to 15 years without treatment. The younger the patient, the more rapid the hearing loss. PROBABLE OUTCOME: In most cases, hearing is at least partially restored with surgery. HOW TO TREAT: GENERAL MEASURES: A hearing aid may be used as an alternative to surgery. See Resources for Additional Information.MEDICATION: Your doc tor may prescribe antibiotics for surgery. ACTIVITY: After surgery, resume your normal activities gradually. DIET: No special diet. CALL YOUR DOCTOR: *You symptoms of Otosclerosis. *Signs of infection, such as fever, pain, or excessive dizziness, devel oped after treatment. Health Notes Announcements, meetings, happenings, and community events scheduled in Jacksonville and the surrounding area Jack and Jill of America

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For Better Or For WorseŽ is Tyler Perry's newest TV project. The halfhour show premieres Friday, Nov. 25, 2011 with two episodes airing 9: PM and 9:30PM ET/PT on the TBS Network and will air afterwards on Thursdays at 9:PM. Check your local listings. The show is based on Perrys hit movies Why Did I Get marriedŽ I & II and focuses on the dysfunctional and tumultuous relationship of married couple Marcus (played by Michael Jai White) and Angela (played by Tasha Smith) who played those roles in the original movies. This show is breaking new ground where no other TV show has gone before and can best be described as a dramedyŽ i.e., drama and comedy. It is by far Perrys biggest TV show yet in terms of the sets, high fashion and the gorgeous looking cast members who blend for a truly provocative half hour of TV that is family orientated at the same time. Viewers will get the standard Tyler Perry trademark life changing messages wrapped in well-crafted storytelling with the intrigue of reality TV blended in with the woes and joys found in todays computer age relationships. The storyline also follows Marcus and Angelas friends which include his close running buddy Joseph Jetson played by Jason Olive who has his own love interest named Leslie who is played by 2008 Miss USA Crystle Stewart. Olive is an All-American Volley Ball player and magnum cum laude graduate of The University of Hawaii. He first broke into the business as a world travelled professional model even though he started acting at nine years old. While in college Olive won every award in the book for his sport except an Olympic Gold medal. So why didnt he go for it? He explains, I got invited to play with the U.S. B team my sophomore year in college and at the same time I got invited to do all of the fashion shows over in Europe and I decided to go to Europe.Ž As a note of interest, Olive says that soccer is the #1 sport in the world and volley ball is the #2 played sport in the world. There has been comparison to Tyler Perrys pace of shooting a complete show per day to day time soaps. Olive has worked on a couple of soaps and says there is no comparison. He explains Perrys style by stating, He demands that you contribute creatively as an actor where in day time that is incredibly frowned upon. Theres no improve in soap operas, theres no comedy in soap operas. When you look at our show; first of all its very different from his other two shows. Its a completely different world from anything Tyler has ever done for TV before. So when youre talking about something that goes the whole gambit from fighting to comedy, that doesnt even exist in the world of daytime.Ž How does Olive describe his character? He answers, Joseph is really Marcus right hand man, best friend and the one person that Marcus feels that he can confide in with anything. Joseph definitely has his demons and skeletons in the closet. Hes just a lot better at hiding them and keeping them at bay than anyone else. Then theres that bond between Marcus and Joseph that hey, we went through the world of professional sports and we survived with our names and our families intact and thats a victory.ŽHow To Protect Yourself From Financial Scams(StatePoint) No matter how much money you have, your financial accounts and investments need protection. According to the FBI, Americans currently lose approximately $40 billion annually to financial investment fraud. Most Americans rely solely on the government and their banks to enforce investor safety, but many experts caution this isnt enough and that people need to get actively involved in protecting themselves. Even with strengthened financial protection laws in place, the ability for the government to police the scope of undue profiteering and theft is limited. Rather than being victimized first and seeking recourse later, protect your nest egg now,Ž says Pat Huddleston, author The Vigilant Investor: A Former SEC Enforcer Reveals How to Fraud-Proof Your Investments,Ž published by AMACOM Books. Vigilance means acknowledging that anyone is vulnerable to being tricked, regardless of education, intelligence, and experience.Ž You may think you can spot a scam a mile away, but the best ones dont look like scams or sound completely trustworthy. Experienced fraudsters typically provide their victims with credible looking proof of returns. Some scams will go so far as to employ fully-staffed phone banks and websites. Every investor should be on the alert for red flags like these, says Huddleston, who is also CEO of Investors Watchdog, a group that conducts fraud investigations. € Name-dropping. Scam artists often wield the power of their supposed celebrity clients to impress the gullible. € The takeaway pitch. Available for a limited time only!Ž This scammers ploy of taking away your opportunity taps into the natural human aversion to loss. € Living extra-large. If your investment adviser spends money like a trust fund baby on a weekend shopping bender, he is spending your money, not his own. € Evading transparency. If the adviser resists your requests for transparency, take your money and run. € Vague credentials. Verify your investment salespersons background independently using resources like the National Student Clearinghouse. € An appeal to faith. Fraud aimed at religious groups is so virulent and effective that the only safe course is to say no even to a subtle appeal to your faith. Be especially on guard if you have elderly parents. Those aged 60 years or older are disproportionately targeted. More tips on protecting your nest egg from unscrupulous fraudsters can be found in Huddlestons book and by visiting www.thevigilantinvestor.com. By treating every investment opportunity with healthy skepticism and objectivity, you can help protect your familys future. PAGE B-6 THESTAR NOVEMBER 26, 2011 ENTERTAINMENT Jason Olive Shines In Tyler Perry’s “For Better Or For Worse!”By Rych McCain, feedbackrych@sbcglobal.net Photo Courtesy of SBPR

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NOVEMBER 26, 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 Sports Florida Classic November 19, 2011 Photos by F.M. Powell IIIWildcats win over Rattlers Travis Willis Powell Cheerleaders from the Wildcats and Rattlers

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NOVEMBER 26, 2011PREP RAP PR 2 'Income Achievement Gap' Almost Double Black-White Performance Gap, Report Shows This story comes to us courtesy of California's EdSource Extra. In a dramatic illustration of the impact of income inequality on how children do in school, the achievement gap between children from high and low income families is far higher than the achievement gap between black and white students, a pathbreaking research report from Stanford University has shown. The report by Sean Reardon, a Stanford professor of education and sociology, shows that the income achievement gap--the difference in the average standardized scores between children from families at the 10th percentile of income distribution and children at the 90th percentile--is now "nearly twice as large as the black-white achievement gap." A half century ago, the situation was just the reverse. The black-white gap was one and a half times as large as the income achievement gap as defined in the report, Reardon found. In an interview with EdSource, he said he did not expect to come up with the findings he describes in his paper. The gap in achievement between rich and poor children, he said, "is quite dramatic and quite consequential." At the same time, he cautioned, "we don't really know why it has happened." Nonetheless, he said, the achievement gap between rich and poor children presents a "big problem that has to be attacked on many fronts." For nearly a half century a major focus of education reform in the United States, has been on trying to close the achievement gap between black and white students and, more recently, Latino students as well. Abundant research has shown compellingly the high correlation between the income level of a student's family and test scores. But Reardon's report for the first time looks at the achievement gap between rich and poor children, how that gap compares to the achievement gap between black and white children, and how the gap has evolved over time. Another notable finding was that the income achievement gap doesn't narrow, or widen, during the entire time children are in school. To Reardon, this suggests that "a big part of the processes that are responsible for this are things that happen in early childhood before kids get into kindergarten." While children at the bottom of the income scale are not doing worse academically than similar kids did decades ago--and in fact are doing better based on their test scores--the wider income achievement gap is a result of children at the top end of the income scale doing far better, he said. "When you look at poor 4th graders today they are doing better than poor 4th graders 30 years ago. But rich 4th graders are doing much, much better than rich 4th graders (over the same time period). Most of the growth has been because kids at the high end of the family income distribution level have pulled away from middle income kids, not because kids at the low end have fallen away from middle income kids." The widening gaps, Reardon pointed out, are also not "confounded by race." In other words, the income achievement gap is not caused by having large numbers of black or Latino children concentrated at the low end of the income scale. "The achievement gap between rich and poor whites has gotten bigger over time," he said. Reardon cautioned against concluding that income levels on their own are responsible for the achievement gap. "We don't fully understand the mechanisms that contribute to the gap as there are other factors associated with high incomes such as parental education," he said. According to Reardon, the reasons the income achievement gap has grown include the following: The income gap between the richest and poorest families has grown over the past 40 years; High income families invest more time and resources into promoting their children's "cognitive development" than lower income families; High income families increasingly "have greater socioeconomic and social resources that may benefit their children;" Income inequality has led to more residential segregation by income level rather than race, which in turns means that high income children have access to higher quality schools and other resources. He said policy solutions would include high quality pre-school and support for low income families so they can provide "cognitively stimulating environments for kids." Reardon also said education funds should be targeted more at schools serving low income children. In general, he said, educators need to be thinking about about "policies that reduce inequality, policies that can pull the kids at the bottom of the income distribution up."Reardon's report titled "The Widening Achievement Gap Between the Rich and the Poor: New Evidence and Possible Explanations" was published in September 2011 in Whither Opportunity? Rising Inequality, Schools, and Children's Life Chances, edited by Greg Duncan and Richard Murnane (Russell Sage Foundation). Louis Freedberg is EdSource's executive director and looks at new strategies for closing the achievement gap, the impact of the current economic crisis on school performance, and developing new ways to engage Californians in the education crisis facing the state. Read more of his work, and other pieces, at EdSource.pat

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NOVEMBER 26, 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 Sleep Tips For Children And Infants(StatePoint) Sleep is vital for childrens overall health and development. Thats why its important that children develop good sleep habits, right from the start. Parents of infants need to know how to help their baby safely fall asleep,Ž says Robert W. Block, MD, FAAP, of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). And older children will benefit from an environment that helps them get enough sleep.Ž Here are some tips for safe and adequate sleep from the experts at the AAP: Safer Sleep Babies up to 1 year of age should always be placed on their backs on a firm surface to sleep. This will reduce the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, or SIDS, which is the leading cause of death in the United States for babies between 1 month and 1 year old. While we dont know what causes SIDS, we have learned how parents can dramatically lower the risks,Ž says Dr. Block. Make sure the crib, bassinet or play yard meets current safety standards and hasnt been recalled. And make sure to keep all objects -including soft toys, blankets and crib bumpers -out of the crib, as they can increase the risk of suffocation or strangulation. Consider using a sleeper instead blankets, and make sure the babys head remains uncovered. The crib can be in the same room as you sleep, but do not place the baby in the same bed as you. Also, keep the baby away from smoke and smokers. Warm, Not Hot Keep the room where your baby sleeps at a comfortable temperature. In general, dress your baby in no more than one extra layer than you would wear. Your baby may be too hot if she is sweating or if her chest feels hot. You may offer a pacifier, which can help reduce the risk of SIDS. However, other products like wedges, positioners, special mattresses and specialized sleep surfaces have not been shown to reduce the risk of SIDS. If you are breastfeeding, wait until breastfeeding is going well before offering a pacifier, usually around 3 to 4 weeks. Children should be taken out of a crib by the time they are 35 inches tall. Establish Routines If your child or teen seems to be having trouble sleeping, try altering the environment or establishing a routine. For example, see if your child sleeps better in a dark room or with a night light. Do not allow a TV in your childs bedroom, and make sure he or she doesnt watch or read anything upsetting or scary within two hours of bedtime. Instead, a bath, warm drink or story time will help a child unwind. For more tips to help your young one get a good nights sleep, visit the AAPs website for parents, www.healthychildren.org. If sleeping problems persist, consult your pediatrician. Even sleepers with the toughest problems can learn good habits.

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C&J1 C M Y K Crime and Justice Crime and JusticeA Publication of the Florida Star and Georgia StarNOVEMBER 26 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 charged with Felony Animal Cruelty A man was arrested after his two dogs were found in extremely disturbing conditions. Police responded to a call complaining about a situation at an apartment. When police arrived, they found two puppies covered in urine, feces, and flies chained to the back porch of the apartment. The dogs were so thin that the bones were showing through their skin. There was food in a bowl for the dogs, but was covered with mold and flies. The Animal Control Officer there tried to give food to one of the dogs, but it didnt even have enough strength to stand. The officer said this was one of the worst cases of animal abuse he had seen in the 10 years he had been working on his job. Woodard said he had the dogs since June and didnt feed them after they stopped eating, assuming that they werent hungry. Woodard was arrested on a felony charge of cruelty to animals. Police will investigate to determine if his fiancee will also be charged.Two Arrested in Deaths of NewlywedsPolice have been looking for anybody that was responsible for the deaths of the newlyweds several months ago and arrests have finally been made. Jeannette Hawkins, 36, and Ricardo Ricky Morgan, 31, were only married for about five months and had gone missing in August. Police put a lot of effort in locating them, but they were nowhere to be found, until they received a call. Calls were made to police about a week later from residents complaining about foul odor that was coming from a nearby wooded area. Two bodies were found decomposed beyond recognition, but it was later confirmed they were the bodies of the couple that had been missing. An autopsy revealed that they had been shot and burned. The cause or motives of the murder were unknown until recently. Arrests were made on Emanuel Keith Presley, 24, and Tyreyon Octavious Washington, 19. Both suspects knew the victims and Police said Morgan was a drug dealer, which Hawkins mother, Vanessa Reid, was informed about as well. Police believed the couple had been kidnapped. The crime was said to be drug-related and the suspects had robbed the couple before shooting them. Their bodies were then dumped in the woods. After much investigation, Washington was located and he had confessed in being involved with the kidnapping and murder of the couple. In less than a week, Presley was arrested in a conspiracy to commit armed robbery. Further investigation along with witness testimonies led to questioning Presley in being involved in the murder of the newlyweds. Police say the are not revealing too much information as there are more suspects that they are looking for. Presley and Washington were charged with two counts of murder each in the deaths of Hawkins and Morgan. Presley will face an additional charge of kidnapping and conspiracy to commit armed robbery. Ricardo Morgan Jeannette Hawkins Emanuel Presley Tyreyon Washington Breon Woodard

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NOVEMBER 26 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. Electrical Hazards With computers, VCRs, and a growing number of other appliances in our homes, more consumers are using extension cords, power strips and surge protectors. Many meet current safety standards, but the poorly constructed models recalled in recent years are a hidden fire and electrocution hazard. Here are some tips: Use electrical cords, power strips and surge protectors that have polarized plugs with one blade slightly wider the other, or grounded three-pronged plugs. These features reduce the risk of electric shock. Use special, heavy duty extension cords for high wattage appliances such as air conditioners, portable electric heaters and freezers. Extension cords used outside should be specifically designed for such use to guard against shock. Insert plugs fully so that no part of the prongs are exposed when the cord is in use. Never cover any part of an extension cord with rugs or other objects while it is in use. If the cord is covered, heat cannot escape, which can result in fire. Don't overload cords with too many appliances. Change the cord to a higher-rated one or unplug and relocate appliances to other outlets. Make sure cords do not dangle from the counter or table tops where they can be pulled down or tripped over. If a cord feels hot to the touch, stop using it and throw it away. Replace cracked or worn cords. Don't use extension cords to compensate for inadequate home wiring. Use extension cords only when necessary and only on a temporary basis. 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 Mans 2-Year-Old Daughter Gets a Hold of His Gun and Fires at SisterA man was arrested after his 2-year-old daughter got a hold of his gun and shot her 4-year-old sister. Jermaine S. Jackson, 30, a school bus driver, was in his master bathroom getting ready to repair his .45-cal. pistol. Before he continued any further, he realized that he needed his tool kit, which was in his bedroom closet. When he left to go get it, he had left his gun under a cloth in a shaving bag behind the toilet. The gun was also said to have a live round in the chamber. Keara, 2, and her older sister, Breonia, 4, were watching cartoons in the master bedroom that Jackson had gone into to look for the tool kit. Keara had to go to the bathroom and Jackson told her to use the hallway bath, but instead, both girls went to the master bathroom where they discovered the gun. Jackson then heard a gunshot from down the hall and ran to the bathroom to find his daughter on the floor bleeding. She was bleeding from the foot and Jackson wrapped it in a towel, until police came. Breonia was taken to the hospital and was treated for non-life-threatening injuries. Jackson was arrested on a felony charge of culpable negligence. It is illegal in florida to leave a gun unlocked within the reach of children. Jackson was released on bond and The Department of Children and Families removed the girls from the custody of their parents. Jermaine S. Jackson Man Caught Forgery After Traffic Stop A man was arrested for forging a large number of credit cards and drivers licenses. Roderick Louis Burrows, 24 was pulled over after a deputy saw him failing to stay in his lane while driving. After some questioning, the deputy noticed that Burrows seemed nervous and asked if he could search the vehicle. He refused and also said that the van was a rental, but could not provide any paperwork. The deputy requested for K9 assistance and a thorough search led to a discovery of six forged drivers licenses. The cards all had a picture of Burrows, but with different names. Also a total of 19 credit cards were found matching the names on the drivers licenses. Burrows faces charges of 19 counts of financial transaction card fraud and 8 counts of forgery. Roderick Burrows

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Man Drives with Wife on Top of Vehicle Angelina County, TXArthur Davis Brown, 34, was seen driving at high speeds and on top of the vehicle was his wife, Candice Batiste Brown. She was hanging onto the vehicle and Brown had called 911 in fear for his wife. She eventually fell off the vehicle and Brown kept driving. Police caught up to him and arrested him.The couple were going through marital problems and Candice was in the process of filing a divorce. At one point, Brown had their child with him in the car and when he tried to leave, his wife jumped on the back. As Brown kept speeding up, Candice eventually lost her grip and fell off. She was taken to the hospital and was treated for serious injuries. Brown was arrested and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Woman Enters Store and Bites Peoples Necks Like a Vampire Denver, COEmi Coleman, 30, had entered a convenience store and suddenly started groping a male customer and bit his neck. She then went to the clerk, who was a female, at the counter and asked for a hug. The clerk became another target, who Coleman sunk her teeth into as well. The clerk had told police Coleman came to the store on a semi-regular basis, but she seemed a little drunk that night and that her vampire like behavior was unusual. Coleman was arrested and charged with two counts of third-degree assault and also a charge of unlawful sexual conduct. NOVEMBER 26, 2011THE STARC&J 3Bizarre Crimes Bizarre Crimeswho, what, when...huh? Other Unusual Crimes Across the Nation Man Gets Arrested for Calling Police 16 Times A man was arrested after repeatedly called police and telling them it was an emergency, which came out to be a false alarm. Ronald Clark allegedly called 911 a total of 16 times within 24 hours telling dispatchers that is life was in danger. Calls were made within minutes after each call all on a cell phone. When police arrived, they quickly realized that there was no danger at all. Clark denied calling 911 at first when he was confronted by police, but when they called the cell phone number, it rang in front of them. He then confessed that he had no reason to call 911 and was arrested. Drugs were also found on him. Police say they receive all kinds of calls such as people asking for rides to places like the hospital or other places. These unnecessary calls can be a problem because there may be other people calling for real emergencies. Every time Clark called, it was the duty for police to respond to each one, but this couldve been in the way of other people who might have needed immediate responses. Clark was charged with misuse of 911. Man and Teen Stage Kidnapping A man and a teen were arrested in a kidnapping scheme and holding the teen for ransom. Kevin Ashton, 17, and Joshua Pee, 20, planned to fake a kidnapping, so they can hold Ashton for ransom and get large amounts of money. They called Ashtons parents and try to extort them of $50,000. The parents called police and they were able to figure out soon enough that the whole thing was staged. The FBI went on a huge manhunt and were able to find Ashton andPee at a hotel room, but Pee fled and tried to look for somewhere to hide. He eventually broke into a home of a woman who was ironing her clothes. Instead of being aggressive, he begged the woman to help him hide and she said that he appeared to be very frightened. She told Pee she wouldnt call police, but her son-in-law made the call instead. Ashton and Pee were arrested. Ashton faces felony grand theft charges and is being places on house arrest. Pee is facing burglary charges and resisting arrest. Man Takes Money Back From Cab Driver and Shoots Him Denver, COA cab driver had given Emmanuel Theus-Roberts, 22, a ride for over an hour. When the destination was reached, the driver was trying to collect the fare, but Roberts realized he was $10 short. He got out the cab to get some more cash and the driver waited for his return. Instead of coming back with money, Roberts came back with a gun in his hand and demanded the driver his money back. Even after Roberts received his refund, he shot the driver in the chest. Police were called and with the help of a K9 unit, Roberts was found hiding in a garage. He was arrested on attempted first-degree murder and assault, aggravated robbery. The driver survived. Man Kidnaps Woman From Bus to Home and Rapes Her St. Louis, MODarnell Clemons, 23, was said to be on a bus and had started a conversation with a female passenger. As the bus was approaching to one of the stops, she told him she was going to get off, but he did not allow her. He then threatened to shoot her if she tried to leave. Others on the bus saw that he had a handgun and he started to threaten anybody who tried to intervene. When the bus came to a stop, Clemons forced the woman to come with him at gunpoint. He took her phone and took the batter off before taking her into his home, where he raped her. After he was done, he threatened her to not report to the police, but video surveillance on the bus had everything recorded leading to Clemons arrest. Ronald Clark Joshua Pee

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NOVEMBER 26, 2011THE STARC&J 4 PAGE B4 C M Y K Criminal Line-Up Criminal Line-Up Citizens with tips are encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS. You can remain anonymous and become eligible for a reward. ON THE LOOKOUT MISSING PERSONS Name: Michelle Bazelais Age: 16 Weight: 95 lbs Last seen: 10/26/11 Name: Jesstin Dave Corbitt Age: 13 Weight: 110 lbs Last seen: 11/14/11 Name: Shadaryl Dementia Eddie Age: 14 Weight: 110 lbs Last seen: 11/07/11 Name: Ashlie J. Faustin Age: 17 Weight: 120 lbs Last seen: 10/15/11 Name: Shakira Q. Rogers Age: 16 Weight: 130 lbs Last seen: 7/07/11 Armed RobberyOn Saturday, November 19, 2011,at 9:20 p.m. police responded to the Walgreens Store located at 7221 Normandy Blvd. in reference to an Armed Robbery. Investigation revealed that the suspect came into the store with a dark hoodie type jacket and approached the employee at the register. The suspect held her hand under her jacket, as if she had a gun and demanded money from the register. The suspect ran out the store and got into an unknown dark colored SUV. The photo attached were captured on the store surveillance video cameras. Anyone with information about the suspect or the robbery, is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS. Callers can remain anonymous and possibly receive a cash reward. PREDATORS Name: Heleem Williams Age: 38 Offense: Solicit Sex Name: Grenard Rozarius Corbitt Age: 21 Offense: Lewd Lascivious victim 16 Name: Ronald Leon White Age: 63 Offense: Lewd Lascivious victim 16



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Kenny Stevenson has been promoted to Vice President of Compliance and Quality in recognition of his contributions to the overall success of Community Hospice of Northeast Florida. Stevenson has spent more than a decade in the healthcare administrative industry. His background also includes three years as director of health operations for the AIDS Healthcare Foundation. Stevenson received his bachelors in nursing. Robert Champion, 26, of Atlanta, Georgia, a drum major at the Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University died after being advised that he suffered from respiratory problems following his performance at the Florida Classic Game in Orlando on Saturday. Florida A&M Universitys famed Marching 100 band, which has a history of hazing, has been shut down until investigators find out more about how Champion died. University President James Ammons said on Tuesday he has suspended all performances until further notice. 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Cant 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 HCOW"Ftwo"Oclqt"Fkgu Kpxguvkicvkqp"kp"Rtqitguu Dg{qpegu"Rtgipcpe{""cpf Rgthqtocpeg With her baby due this February, Beyonce's bump is truly showing. Beyonce performed four sold-out, intimate shows at NYC's Roseland Ballroom, and strutted her stuff in a skimpy, sequined mini-dress with a strategically placed bib over her still-tiny belly. The "Love on Top" singer also explained why she booked the quartet of shows at the tiny venue: With her baby on the way, the concerts would be her only opportunity in 2011 to perform songs from her 4 album for fans. And the mom-to-be certainly suffered for her art, too, she said. Black-owned Newspapers Join HBCUs, Black Churches in HIV/AIDS Fightby B. Denise Hawkins, November 21, 2011 Saying that we have been silent for too long, a group of African-American newspaper publishers have enlisted the support of Black colleges and churches as they prepare to wage a war against HIV/AIDS using their own media outlets to inform readers, advocate for prevention, and hopefully save lives. By next January, the publishers of more than 50 Black newspapers, most of them weeklies, in Georgia, Tennessee, Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina, Alabama and Mississippi say they plan to start regularly carrying advertising, running columns, publishing news stories, and posting video on their official websites that address the AIDS crisis and what their readers can do to protect themselves against the disease. The region these papers representthe southeastis where more than 41 percent of those living with AIDS in the United States reside and where the highest number of new AIDS cases is reported, a 2010 report from the Southern AIDS Coalition found. Meharry Medical College, NIMHD/Health Disparities Research Center in Nashville, Tenn., was the co-sponsor of the annual meeting of publishers and owners, representing the southeast region of the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA). Their annual meeting in Orlando, 17-18 November, was devoted to education about HIV/AIDS and the escalation in rates of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). The Southeast Region Publishers HIV/AIDS Awareness Conference: Caring for Communities of Color brought together more than 80 Black college students and their advisers, HIV/AIDS scientists, faculty, clergy and members of the Black Press to heighten awareness and begin a dialogue around a disease thats now in its 30th year. We are committed to telling these stories and educating our communities, said the Rev. Dr. R.B. Holmes Jr., president of the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) Southeast Region and publisher of the Capital Outlook in Tallahassee, FL.. The strategy for our papers is going to be to write about it (HIV/AIDS), tweet about it, blog about it, teach it, and preach it. No longer will the Black Press be silent when it comes to HIV/AIDS, Holmes added. About a dozen HBCUs were in attendance. During the conference, the publishers also began discussions about extending NNPA membership to Black college newspapers. Derya Williams, CEO and Executive Director, worked for River Region Human Services with distinction since 1982. Ms. Williams served the agency with integrity and loyalty for more than 20 years and she distinguished herself in every position she held at RRHS. She steadily advanced through the ranks of the agency, and in 2000 she was promoted to the position of Vice President of Program Development and Community Relations. Ms. Williams earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology at Morris Brown College in Atlanta, GA and has a Master of Arts degree in Guidance and Counseling from the University of Alabama, Birmingham. She is a Certified Addiction Professional (CAP) from the Certification Board for Addiction Professionals of Florida. Ms. Williams is married to Rev. Newton E. Williams and is the mother of two, Moses and Rebecca. She served as the Chairperson and is a founding member of the Minority AIDS Coalition. Mrs. Williams passed on Tuesday, November 22. Funeral arrangements have not yet been made. Mgpp{"Uvgxgpuqp"pqy Xkeg"Rtgukfgpv"hqt"Jqurkeg Etkog"("Lwuvkeg Ugg"C7."D6."RT HTGG"VKEMGVU"/";26/988/::56 Betty Burney was unanimously elected chairman of the Duval County School Board Tuesday night. This is Burneys second time serving as chairperson of the board. She was chairwoman for the 2007-2008 school year and has served on the board since 2004. She is taking over from outgoing chairman W.C. Gentry. Mrs. Burney is in the last year of her second term. Burney said the district and the board have had a difficult year. They had to deal with the state over its intervene schools and a $91 million budget shortfall. Throughout this past year, its been difficult year for us. Weve faced a number of challenges and just about every time we think that were good, something else happens, but weve remained together, she said. Pgy"Ejcktocp qh"vjg"Dqctf Fgt{c"G0"Yknnkcou Rcuugf"Vwgufc{

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National Debt Relief Amendment Has Advantages Over Balanced Budget AmendmentBy Kevin MooneyWhile a broad cross section of Americans continue to favor a balanced budget amendment (BBA), the idea is too closely identified with the Republican Party, and is unlikely to pass anytime soon, North Dakota State Sen. Curtis Olafson, has long argued. The facts appear to be on his side. The latest effort to pass amendment failed in the House earlier this month with Republicans voting 236-4 in favor and Democrats voting 161-25 against. Twenty-three more votes would have been needed to secure the two-thirds voted needed for passage. Even so, the sentiment standing behind the BBA is very much alive, but there is a better way, says Olafson, who is himself a Republican. Unlike the BBA, the National Debt Relief Amendment (NRDA) does not have a get o jail free card, that the political class can use to sidestep anti-spending restraints, he points out. With a two-thirds vote a balanced budget amendment could be waived, Olafson explains. I prefer the National Debt Relief Amendment because it is much simpler and it does not dictate any set of policies. It also stands a much better chance of getting to the finish line and exerting pressure on Washington D.C. Under Article 5 of the U.S. Constitution, Congress is required to set a time and place for delegates from all 50 states to convene once 34 states petition for an amendments convention. The NDRA was drafted by RestoringFreedom.Org, a Texas-based non-profit group, and endorsed by the Goldwater Institute, an Arizona-based free-market think tank. The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) also adopted the resolution providing for the NDRA as model legislation in January. Olafson co-sponsored the resolution in favor of NRDA in his home state. The NDRAs proposed amendment language reads as follows: An increase in the federal debt requires approval from a majority of the legislatures of the separate states. In just the past few weeks, state legislators in Montana, Ohio, Texas and Wisconsin have committed to introducing NDRA resolutions. The other states where the NDRA is pending introduction or passage are: Arkansas, Arizona, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Pennsylvania and Utah. Serious discussions are now underway in 12 other states, Olafson notes. All told, this means the NDRA is in play in 24 states. Congress would find it difficult to simply ignore the NRDA if it went into effect because the financial markets would discount the value of bonds that would be marketed to finance an increase in debt that has not been approved by the states, Olafson observes. Anyone who thinks Congress is suddenly going to have an epiphany and reform itself will be sorely disappointed, he says. But if we get just a few more states on board with the resolution, we are off to the races. Some critics of NDRA have expressed concern that it could open the way to a runaway convention where radical amendments are proposed. In response, the Goldwater Institute has published Facts to Refute the Mythology of a Runaway Convention. For starters, Goldwater points out that Article 5 does not authorize a full scale convention, but also authorizes a convention for amendments. Moreover, there is a strong case to be made that the runaway convention is already in motion on Capitol Hill. The NRDA is one way to upset the apple cart with the support of average Americans in both major political parties. Olafson points out, Getting to that magic number of 34 states to call a constitutional convention, means that a few blue states would be needed. But thats part of the appeal. NRDA has no strong connection with either party and stands a strong chance of connection with voters across political and ideological lines. Moreover, they are enough safeguards in place to guard against a renegade convention process. The fear over an Article 5 amendments convention, while its pervasive and widespread it is not rational, he said. If you do some basic research on the Article 5 process and the history of how and why it was formulated by the founding fathers you come to realize there is no good reason to fear the process. There is also the added hurdle of needing 38 states to ratify the NDRA or any other amendment. I ask our critics to produce for us their official list of 38 states that they fear would ratify a dangerous, extremist or radical amendment, he said. I have challenged many people who preach fear mongering to produce a list and so far no one has because it doesnt exist. 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KENERSON, Paul Howard, Jr., 52, died November 15, 2011. KICKLIGHTER, Gloria Dean Rhoden, 75, died November 14, 2011. KORCHMAR, Lottie Ann, 88, died November 19, 2011. LEWIS, Mary E., died November 17, 2011. MALLORY, Alfreda, died November 21, 2011. McMURTRY, Eddie, died November 17, 2011. MILLER, Ron, 62, died November 18, 2011. MIMS, Sharon, died November 16, 2011. NOBLES, Hallie, 87, died November 19, 2011. PAUL, Rufus D., died November 21, 2011. POLLOCK Willie James, died November 17, 2011. ROBINSON, DaYonna Andrea Rawls, died November 17, 2011. SAMPSON, Annie, died November 18, 2011. SINGLETON, Maggie, 83, died November 16, 2011. ULM, Raymond, 69, died November 20, 2011. UNDERHILL Elsie Mae, 95, died November 18, 2011. WALKER, Daisy, died November 19, 2011.~*~GEORGIA DEATHS CREEL, Roy Franklin, 80, died November 19, 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 26, 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. 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PAGE A-4 THE STAR NOVEMBER 26, 2011 E kaabo (pronounced eh-kah-bow). Welcome. Hes Baaack. Favorite son, trumpet master, Professor Longineu Parsons returned to Jacksonvilles Jazzland Cafe on Saturday, November 19. This time he brought his new group, the Longineu Parsons Quartet, which includes FSU grad students Delorean Fullington -Bass, Evan Powell-Piano, and Gerald Law-Drums. Longineu tells me it has been some time since he played with a steady group of musicians (hmmmmaybe not since the weekly gigs at THE spots back in the day, Jazzco and Farahs, with Von Barlow,Lawrence Buckner and a young, but BAAAAD Kevin Bales???). With the new LPQ, Longineu is able to express his artistic freedom as the band plays the extensive repertoire of music inspired by his experiences and travels around the world. Besides being a tenured Professor of Trumpet at FAMU, Longineu is a music industry entrepreneur. His record company, Tribal Records, presents a diverse label of artists from France, Africa, the Caribbean, India, China, Tunisia, Madagascar, and the U.S. Parsons, a Jacksonville native, has a special offer for his hometown fans and friends. Everyone who stops by the Tribal Records online store at at www.tribaldis order.com and signs up will receive a free download of In Your Face, the new tune by Tribal Disorder and featuring son Longineu, III on drums. Jacksonville Urban League Presents Layon Grays BLACK ANGELS OVER TUSKEGEE Straighten up and fly right! You hear stories of celebrities and their bad behavior, looking down their noses, being divas, etc. Anyone who has had that experience should have the pleasure of meeting the stars of Layon Grays Black Angels Over Tuskegee, an award-winning stage show presented in Jacksonville at UNFs Lazzara Theatre to honor Veterans Day. This acclaimed off-Broadway production, tells the story of six young African American men who meet when they enlist in the cadet training program of the famed Black fighter pilots, the Tuskegee Airmen. Layon Gray, playwright and a key character, brilliantly weaves a riveting tale of racism, inner conflicts, and strength of character as we follow the recruits from training to the World War II missions for which this segregated air combat group were known. The Jacksonville Urban League invited the show to our city after seeing it in Washington, D.C. during the Centennial National Urban League Conference in July, 2010. The production stars the playwright, Layon Gray, Thom Scott, II, Lamman Rucker, Ananias Dixon, David Roberts, Melvin Huffnagle, Thaddeus Daniels, and Steve Brustien. TALK OF THE TOWN! was invited to a reception for the cast and crew at the FANTABULOUS home of Chevara and Marlon Orrin. I am told that this lovely couple, friends of Lamman Rucker, offered to host the party. Their home, a reconstructed corner store in Springfield, has luxuries not found in any corner store Ive ever visited, including a full-size outdoor swimming pool. (One guest, who shall remain nameless, was so impressed, she was going to approach the Orrins about participating in the 2011 Springfield Holiday Home Tour, although she feared the short notice might be an imposition since the event is December 9-10). For me, a bonus was the graciousness and warmth of Chevara and Marlon, as guests freely meandered throughout their posh home and outdoor area while sipping wine and nibbling delectables prepared by Chef Amadeus. It was refreshing to find the cast of Black Angels just as easy going and charming. They came ready to interact in their easily identifying attire of black suits, white, open collar shirts, and red pocket handkerchiefs. Before being formally introduced, they moved around the room engaging guests in conversation and posing for photos when requested. Stay tuned for the next issues of TALK OF THE TOWN! as I profile the Black Gents of Hollywood. Who are they? Come on back to find out. TALK OF THE TOWN! Thank you Linnie Finley and the Jacksonville Urban League for your generosity to a certain group of veterans. Linnie, Chevara, Marlon, Layon, Thom, Lamman, Thad, David, Melvin and the entire crew of Black Angels over Tuskegee, YOU arethis weeks TALK OF THE TOWN! Talk of the Town! Talk of the Town! by Frances Bradley Volume Burks, Photographer Sponsors: Jacksonville Aviation Authority, Boeing, Vitas, Innovative Hospice Care, National Naval Officers Association (NNOA), Wells Fargo, Hyatt, Fifth Third Bank, JM Family Enterprises, Inc. The Black Gents of Hollywood Lamman Rucker, Thom Scott, II, and playwright Layon Gray Linnie Finley (c, gray suit), with sponsors Eli Beckham (c, right), NNOA, and cast and crew of Black Angels Over Tuskegee Edward Waters College students, who lent a helping with the party, pose with the cast of Black Angels Over Tuskegee The Black Angels over Tuskegee Thaddeus Daniels as The Narrator, Black Angels Over Tuskegee Scene from Black Angels Over Tuskegee Say, "TALK OF THE TOWN!" Hosts Marlon and Chevara Orrin with the cast and crew of Black Angels over Tuskegee Cleve and Pat Warren at Black Angels Over Tuskegee Straighten Up and Fly Right! THE NARRATOR AND THE JOURNAL, Thad Daniels, Black Angels Over Tuskegee DEATH OF A BLACK ANGEL, Layon Gray and Thom Scott II in Black Angels Over Tuskegee

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NOVEMBER 26, 2011 THE STAR PAGE A-5 HNQTKFC"ENCUUKEU Photos by Frank M. Powell, III of The Florida Star National Newspaper Publishers Assocation (NNPA) Southeast Region II Conference, Maitland, Florida Dr. George Chisolm and fellow Morehouse alumni Dr. Bill Jennings, a member of the Classic Foundation Deanna Reed Georgia-Ms. Maroon, Jamie Bain-Ms. Alumni, Chiguita Davis-Ms. Gold Yolanda Knuckle of The Florida Star, Dr. James H. Ammons, President of FAMU, and Clara McLaughlin Publisher of The Florida Star and The Georgia Star Newspapers Travis Willis Powell (far right) and friends Photos by Frank M. Powell, III of The Florida StarThe Regional II NNPA Conference was held in Maitland, right out side of Orlando, Florida with a theme of Caring for Communities of Color. on November 17 and 18, 2011. With Meharry Medical School participating with Black publishers and students from HBCUs from the region, the event was very successful and very educational. It was led by the Rev. Dr. R.B. Holmes Jr, president of Region II and Cloves Campbell Jr., chairman of the NNPA. Frank M. Powell, III, President, F. M. Powell, Inc. and photographer for The Florida and Georgia Star Newspapers, Clara McLaughlin, Publisher, The Florida Star and Georgia Star Newspapers, Bill Lester NASCAR GRAND-AM's first African-American winner, who came two points shy of becoming America's first black champion. George C. Davis, Florida Representative Mia L. Jones, and Bill Lester NASCAR GRAND-AM's first AfricanAmerican winner Members of The Florida Black Caucus of Elected Officials FBC LEO, a sponsor for the Classics and Bill Lester. Daisy W. Lynum, MSW City Commissioner District 5, City of Orlando, Florida, Bill Lester, NASCAR GRAND-AM's winner, Congresswoman Corrine Brown, and Mayor Bruce Mount of Eatonville, Florida. Cloves C. Campbell, Jr. NNPA Chairman, Nat Glover Presient EWC, Henry Lewis, III, PHARMD President Florida Memorial University, James Ford, First AfricanAmerican of Tallahassee, FL, John R. Marks, III, fifth African-American mayor, City of Tallahassee, and Reverend Dr. R. B. Holmes, Jr., president, NNPA Region II. Willie McCullah of Jacksonville Florida, Pastor Kenneth D. Bevel, MBA Senior Associate Pastor Sherwood Baptist Church Albany, Georgia, and Ken Bevel of Jacksonville, Florida Bobbie R. Henry President, Florida Association of Blacks in Media and Publisher, WestsideGazette, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Bill Lester NASCAR GRAND-AM's first African-American winner, and Cloves C. Campbell Jr. NNPA Chairman. Godfrey and Karen Jenkins Honored at the AT&T Family Legacy Awards Dinner, married for 42 years and a Rattler for 50 years. Florida Classics is the largest football game between two historically Black colleges in the United States. FAMUs Marching 100 was known nationally as the best college band in Florida and at one time, because of its fast stepping, only men were allowed to be a member. The game between FAMU and BCU was known more as an in-state rivalry. Now, it is known as the number one attended game in NCAA Division I-AA as well as the largest foot ball game between two historically College/University (HBCU) schools, with more than 1,560,893 spectators attending since its inception in 1978. But it is not just about football, it is also about the bands and no matter how much the alumni, family and friends pay to attend the Florida Classics, or the rain, which happened this year, the seats are crowded for half time. In 2003, the Classics had a crowd of 73,358. The fans come from around the country, large and small cities. In fact, the Florida Star staff was surprised to meet some fans in attendance from Darien, Georgia. The game is held at Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium in Orlando, Florida and was also televised live on ESPN Classic. It was sponsored by Blue Cross Blue/Shield of Florida.

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Around The Area Around The Area PAGE A-6 THE STAR NOVEMBER 26, 2011 Boeing to Establish Commercial Crew Program Headquarters in FloridaKennedy Space Center Governor Rick Scott announced that Boeing will manufacture and test its Crew Space Transportation-100 (CST-100) spacecraft and locate its Commercial Crew program headquarters at Kennedy Space Center (KSC). Boeing expects to create 140 jobs in Florida by June 2013 and 550 by December 2015. The CST-100 is a reusable capsule-shaped spacecraft that has a crew module and service module. Boeing has planned test flights in 2015 from the Eastern Launch Range at Cape Canaveral. Florida has five decades of leadership in the space industry, which makes our state the logical place for the next phase of space travel and exploration, Governor Scott said. Boeings choice of Florida for its Commercial Crew program headquarters is evidence Florida has the world-class facilities and workforce expertise needed for aerospace companies to succeed. In partnership with Space Florida, Boeing plans to modernize Orbital Processing Facility-3 (OPF-3), which was previously used to perform maintenance on the shuttle orbiters. The OPF-3 offers the facility needed for manufacturing and processing the spacecraft, as well as office, laboratory and logistics areas needed to support mission operations and training. Partner organizations include NASA, Space Florida, Economic Development Commission of Floridas Space Coast, Enterprise Florida, the Brevard County Board of County Commissioners and Brevard Workforce. We are extremely pleased that Boeing will locate its Commercial Crew headquarters here in Florida, said Frank DiBello, president of Space Florida, the States space economic development agency. This positions our state well for future growth and a leadership role in NASAs next generation human space exploration initiatives. It is also a key factor in ensuring Floridas space-related economy continues to thrive in the post-shuttle retirement. National Adoption Day CelebrationGives Six Children Forever Families Governor Rick Scott Announces 550 Aerospace Jobs Coming to Floridas Space Coast Gainesville, Fla. Partnership for Strong Families (PSF), the lead community-based care agency for Floridas Judicial Circuits Three and Eight, celebrated Adoption Day on November 21, 2011 by finalizing the adoptions of six children at a special event at the Alachua County Courthouse. November is National Adoption Month and Childrens Home Society, whom PSF contracts with to provide adoption services, hosted the event during the week of Thanksgiving with a theme of Thankful for a Forever Family. All of the children whose adoptions finalized had previously been removed from the homes of their biological families due to abuse or neglect that threatened their safety to the extent a judge determined they could not return home. Today, six of our children were adopted by their forever families, said LaTanya Wynn-Hall, program director with Childrens Home Society. Families lined the hallway of the Honorable Judge William Davis chambers long before the proceedings began. All of the parents waived their right to confidential proceedings in order to participate as a group and celebrate one anothers adoptions. Each time the judge announced he was signing the finalization paperwork, the courtroom erupted with applause, cheers and a few tears of joy. The children called their new parents by mommy and daddy before any orders were signed. Today made legal what they already knew to be true: that they were finally home. One small girl, too young to fully understand the significance of the event, instinctively reached up and hugged the judge when he came around the bench to be a part of the family photo. She then proceeded to a pile of stuffed animals and selected her own memento of the day. Among the adoptive parents were Pastor Claude and Gigi Williams. Pastor Williams is pastor of United Covenant House of Prayer in Gainesville and Gigi works as Special Programs Coordinator at PSF. They adopted 11-month-old Summer Ruby, who is the biological sister to their two other children, Alishia, 13, and Elijah, 9, who were both adopted by the Williams as infants. She can now grow up knowing that she has a family thats going to love her, said Pastor Williams. Its complete. Williams also said that to him, adoption day meant a day of oneness and security because they now know Summer Ruby is officially and legally theirs forever. A total of 31 adoptions were finalized by PSF and Childrens Home Society during the month of November, with more planned for December as part of their Home for the Holidays efforts. There are approximately 35 children in the local area whom adoptive families are still being recruited for. To learn more about Partnership for Strong Families or public adoption, visit www.partnerfamily.org. About Partnership for Strong Families: Partnership for Strong Families is the lead community-based care agency for Florida Judicial Circuits Three and Eight, including Alachua County. PSF is contracted by the Florida Department of Children and Families to deliver comprehensive child welfare services to children that are victims of abuse and neglect. Partnership for Strong Families also works with at-risk families to prevent child abuse and to decrease the risk of children entering the foster care system. PSF serves more than 5,000 children in 13 counties annually. Florida Governor Rick Scott Holiday CalendarJacksonville, FL In observance of the upcoming holidays, all Duval County public schools will be closed Wednesday, November 23 through Monday, November 28. Duval County Public Schools (DCPS) administration offices will be closed Thursday, November 24 and Friday, November 25. For winter break, all Duval County public schools will be closed from Monday, December 19 through Monday, January 2. DCPS administration offices will be closed from Friday, December 23 through Monday, January 2. Both schools and administration offices will re-open on Tuesday, January 3. Duval County Public Schools operates 177 schools and serves approximately 125,000 students. The school district is committed to providing high quality educational opportunities that will inspire all students to acquire and use the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in a global economy and culturally diverse world. Williams Family

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NOVEMBER 26, 2011 THESTAR LOCAL FLORIDASECTION B R&B artist Miguel signed with RCA Records, his hit songs are "Sure Thing" and "Quickie." He performed in EWCs gym on Friday. Singing artist Emmi DeLeon, performed the opening. Sandy Neal, Freelance Writer/PhotographerEdward Waters College celebrated their Homecoming recently. Events featured R&B artist Miguel, Emmie DeLeon opening performance, comedians Tight Mike and Rod-Z, an NPHC Greek Step Show and the Homecoming game against Concordia College Selma, AL, at Earl S. Kitchens Stadium, William M. Raines High School. Other homecoming events included a Goombay Festival and the traditional Homecoming parade. This years theme is The Renaissance in Tiger Country,symbolizing EWCs resurgence, renewal, and rebirth. The Homecoming theme also represents the focus of their 29th President, Nathaniel Glover, a proud member of the EWC class of 1966. EWC Homecoming 2011 EWC Homecoming 2011 Homecoming King and Queen Tiger mascot The Edward Waters College Tigers played their homecoming football game against the Hornets of Concordia College-Selma, AL in Earl S. Kitchings Stadium at Raines High School in Jacksonville, FL on Saturday, October 1, 2011. Concordia won the game 28-26.

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23rd Annual Christmas Made in the South, on Saturday, November 26, 2011, at the Prime F. Osborn III Convention Center, 1000 Water Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Call 904.630.4000 for additional information. SPEAK POET SPEAK! ThisSaturday, November 26, 2011, Jacksonville Main Library, 303 N. Laura Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. For more information call 904.630.2665. Free Live Music Weekend: Hipp Street, Sunda, November 27, 2011, at The Jacksonville Landing, 2 Independent Dr. W., Jacksonville, FL 32202. Contact 904.353.1188 for more information. HOLIDAY ON THE RIVER CONCERT SERIES: Monday, November 28, 2011, at The Jacksonville Landing, 2 Independent Dr. W., Jacksonville, FL 32202. Call 904.353.1188 for more information. 2011 Gingerbread Extravaganza, on Wednesday, November 30, 2011, at the Jacksonville Historical Society, 317 A. Philip Randolph Blvd., at Old Andrews, Jacksonville, FL 32202. LAVILLA ORCHESTRA CONCERT, Thursday, December 1, 2011at 7:30 p.m, LaVilla School of the Arts, 501 Davis St. N., Jacksonville, FL 32202. Contact: Jill Johnson, 904.390.2126 for any information. Free Live Music: LISA AND THE MADHATTERS: Friday, December 2, 2011, at The Jacksonville Landing, 2 Independent Dr. W., Jacksonville, FL 32202. Call 904.353.1188. Community ActivitiesPAGE B2 THE STAR NOVEMBER 26, 2011 Make Your Holiday Season Extra Festive! StatePoint) In the rush of the holiday season, its easy to forget what the holidays are about. Make sure to spread some cheer and to make the season extra festive for your family and friends. Here are some fun ideas to ensure your holiday season is a joyous one that brings out the best in you! Hang a wreath. Even if you dont get to the lights or the tree, a simple live wreath will transform your home from Grinch-worthy to Santa-welcome. The wonderful scent will let visitors know upon arrival that youre in the spirit of the season. Send holiday cards early. Start spreading cheer by getting your holiday greetings into your recipients hands as soon as possible. Ideally, holiday cards should be mailed the Friday after Thanksgiving, according to the experts at online stationery store Minted.com. If your cards are mailed early, people actually have time to notice and appreciate them. If you need more time and flexibility, sending a Happy New Year card is a great option. Host a stamping / addressing party. Eggnog, fresh cookies, envelopes, stamps and address lists are all you need for a festive, yet productive evening! Turn on some carols and youre ready to tackle this task. Invite some friends and chat between writing personal notes on each card or enlist children to help stamp and seal! Throw a cookie party. Tis the season to indulge your sweet tooth. But if its too much work to make sugar cookies, butter cookies, molasses drops, gingerbread and thumbprints all by yourself, throw a party where everyone brings a plate of cookies! Send out invitations to make the night extra special and ask guests to RSVP with the type of cookie theyll bring, so you dont end up with four types of peppermint bark! Display holiday cards. Colorful cards act as instant, free decorative pieces. The mantle is an obvious choice, but if you dont have one, hang a piece of string and clip cards to it with clothespins. Bonus points for red or green pins! Send personalized thank you cards. Just because the season must end doesnt mean you need to stop spreading cheer. Why not order personalized note cards along with your Christmas cards for the inevitable thank you notes to come? Write notes for gifts received and for the pleasure of attending parties or dinners. While perfecting your manners, order personalized childrens stationery so kids can learn this important discipline. Festive cards with their names make this chore more fun. You can find personalized cards for adults and kids online at such websites as Minted.com, saving you a trip to the stationery store. Get involved. Whether you participate in decorating the neighborhood, giving gifts to the needy or delivering food to the hungry, selfless actions help brighten the season. This year dont lose the joy amidst the hustle and bustle. ULYSSES W. WATKINS JR., MD HEALTH NOTES OTOSCLEROSIS GENERAL INFORMATION DEFINITION: Slow formation of abnormal spongy bone growth in the middle ear.. The growth prevents one of the small bones in the middle ear from vibrating sound waves, leading to hearing loss. BODY PARTS INVOLVED: Middle-ear bones and nerves in the ear that allow us to hear. Otosclerosis usually affects both ears. SEX OR AGE MOST AFFECTED: *Both sexes, but twice as likely in females. *All ages, but most common from ages 15 to 30 SIGNS & SYMPTOMS: *Slow, progressive hearing loss. *Ringing in the ears. *Hearing that is better in noisy environments than quiet ones. CAUSES: Appears to be inherited. 60% of those affected have positive family history. RISK INCREASES WITH: *Family history of hearing loss. *Caucasian heritage. Otosclerosis affects to some degree about 10% of all white people. *Pregnancy, which may trigger the onset. HOW TO PREVENT: Cannot be prevented at present. Obtain genetic counseling before starting a family if you or your spouse have Otosclerosis. WHAT TO EXPECT: APPROPRIATE HEALTH CARE: *Treatment usually involves surgery to remove the stapes (a bone in the middle ear) and replace it with prosthesis. The hearing is corrected (or partially corrected) in most cases. *Doctors treatment. DIAGNOSTIC MEASURES: *Your own observation of symptoms. *Medical history and physical exam by a doctor. *Laboratory studies such as audiogram and Rinne test. (See Glossary for both) POSSIBLE COMPLICATIONS: Total deafness in 10 to 15 years without treatment. The younger the patient, the more rapid the hearing loss. PROBABLE OUTCOME: In most cases, hearing is at least partially restored with surgery. HOW TO TREAT: GENERAL MEASURES: A hearing aid may be used as an alternative to surgery. See Resources for Additional Information.MEDICATION: Your doc tor may prescribe antibiotics for surgery. ACTIVITY: After surgery, resume your normal activities gradually. DIET: No special diet. CALL YOUR DOCTOR: *You symptoms of Otosclerosis. *Signs of infection, such as fever, pain, or excessive dizziness, devel oped after treatment. Health Notes Announcements, meetings, happenings, and community events scheduled in Jacksonville and the surrounding area Jack and Jill of America

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For Better Or For Worse is Tyler Perry's newest TV project. The halfhour show premieres Friday, Nov. 25, 2011 with two episodes airing 9: PM and 9:30PM ET/PT on the TBS Network and will air afterwards on Thursdays at 9:PM. Check your local listings. The show is based on Perrys hit movies Why Did I Get married I & II and focuses on the dysfunctional and tumultuous relationship of married couple Marcus (played by Michael Jai White) and Angela (played by Tasha Smith) who played those roles in the original movies. This show is breaking new ground where no other TV show has gone before and can best be described as a dramedy i.e., drama and comedy. It is by far Perrys biggest TV show yet in terms of the sets, high fashion and the gorgeous looking cast members who blend for a truly provocative half hour of TV that is family orientated at the same time. Viewers will get the standard Tyler Perry trademark life changing messages wrapped in well-crafted storytelling with the intrigue of reality TV blended in with the woes and joys found in todays computer age relationships. The storyline also follows Marcus and Angelas friends which include his close running buddy Joseph Jetson played by Jason Olive who has his own love interest named Leslie who is played by 2008 Miss USA Crystle Stewart. Olive is an All-American Volley Ball player and magnum cum laude graduate of The University of Hawaii. He first broke into the business as a world travelled professional model even though he started acting at nine years old. While in college Olive won every award in the book for his sport except an Olympic Gold medal. So why didnt he go for it? He explains, I got invited to play with the U.S. B team my sophomore year in college and at the same time I got invited to do all of the fashion shows over in Europe and I decided to go to Europe. As a note of interest, Olive says that soccer is the #1 sport in the world and volley ball is the #2 played sport in the world. There has been comparison to Tyler Perrys pace of shooting a complete show per day to day time soaps. Olive has worked on a couple of soaps and says there is no comparison. He explains Perrys style by stating, He demands that you contribute creatively as an actor where in day time that is incredibly frowned upon. Theres no improve in soap operas, theres no comedy in soap operas. When you look at our show; first of all its very different from his other two shows. Its a completely different world from anything Tyler has ever done for TV before. So when youre talking about something that goes the whole gambit from fighting to comedy, that doesnt even exist in the world of daytime. How does Olive describe his character? He answers, Joseph is really Marcus right hand man, best friend and the one person that Marcus feels that he can confide in with anything. Joseph definitely has his demons and skeletons in the closet. Hes just a lot better at hiding them and keeping them at bay than anyone else. Then theres that bond between Marcus and Joseph that hey, we went through the world of professional sports and we survived with our names and our families intact and thats a victory.How To Protect Yourself From Financial Scams(StatePoint) No matter how much money you have, your financial accounts and investments need protection. According to the FBI, Americans currently lose approximately $40 billion annually to financial investment fraud. Most Americans rely solely on the government and their banks to enforce investor safety, but many experts caution this isnt enough and that people need to get actively involved in protecting themselves. Even with strengthened financial protection laws in place, the ability for the government to police the scope of undue profiteering and theft is limited. Rather than being victimized first and seeking recourse later, protect your nest egg now, says Pat Huddleston, author The Vigilant Investor: A Former SEC Enforcer Reveals How to Fraud-Proof Your Investments, published by AMACOM Books. Vigilance means acknowledging that anyone is vulnerable to being tricked, regardless of education, intelligence, and experience. You may think you can spot a scam a mile away, but the best ones dont look like scams or sound completely trustworthy. Experienced fraudsters typically provide their victims with credible looking proof of returns. Some scams will go so far as to employ fully-staffed phone banks and websites. Every investor should be on the alert for red flags like these, says Huddleston, who is also CEO of Investors Watchdog, a group that conducts fraud investigations. Name-dropping. Scam artists often wield the power of their supposed celebrity clients to impress the gullible. The takeaway pitch. Available for a limited time only! This scammers ploy of taking away your opportunity taps into the natural human aversion to loss. Living extra-large. If your investment adviser spends money like a trust fund baby on a weekend shopping bender, he is spending your money, not his own. Evading transparency. If the adviser resists your requests for transparency, take your money and run. Vague credentials. Verify your investment salespersons background independently using resources like the National Student Clearinghouse. An appeal to faith. Fraud aimed at religious groups is so virulent and effective that the only safe course is to say no even to a subtle appeal to your faith. Be especially on guard if you have elderly parents. Those aged 60 years or older are disproportionately targeted. More tips on protecting your nest egg from unscrupulous fraudsters can be found in Huddlestons book and by visiting www.thevigilantinvestor.com. By treating every investment opportunity with healthy skepticism and objectivity, you can help protect your familys future. PAGE B-6 THESTAR NOVEMBER 26, 2011ENTERTAINMENT Jason Olive Shines In Tyler Perrys For Better Or For Worse!By Rych McCain, feedbackrych@sbcglobal.net Photo Courtesy of SBPR

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NOVEMBER 26, 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 Sports Florida Classic November 19, 2011 Photos by F.M. Powell IIIWildcats win over Rattlers Travis Willis Powell Cheerleaders from the Wildcats and Rattlers

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NOVEMBER 26, 2011 PREP RAP PR 2 'Income Achievement Gap' Almost Double Black-White Performance Gap, Report Shows This story comes to us courtesy of California's EdSource Extra. In a dramatic illustration of the impact of income inequality on how children do in school, the achievement gap between children from high and low income families is far higher than the achievement gap between black and white students, a pathbreaking research report from Stanford University has shown. The report by Sean Reardon, a Stanford professor of education and sociology, shows that the income achievement gap--the difference in the average standardized scores between children from families at the 10th percentile of income distribution and children at the 90th percentile--is now "nearly twice as large as the black-white achievement gap." A half century ago, the situation was just the reverse. The black-white gap was one and a half times as large as the income achievement gap as defined in the report, Reardon found. In an interview with EdSource, he said he did not expect to come up with the findings he describes in his paper. The gap in achievement between rich and poor children, he said, "is quite dramatic and quite consequential." At the same time, he cautioned, "we don't really know why it has happened." Nonetheless, he said, the achievement gap between rich and poor children presents a "big problem that has to be attacked on many fronts." For nearly a half century a major focus of education reform in the United States, has been on trying to close the achievement gap between black and white students and, more recently, Latino students as well. Abundant research has shown compellingly the high correlation between the income level of a student's family and test scores. But Reardon's report for the first time looks at the achievement gap between rich and poor children, how that gap compares to the achievement gap between black and white children, and how the gap has evolved over time. Another notable finding was that the income achievement gap doesn't narrow, or widen, during the entire time children are in school. To Reardon, this suggests that "a big part of the processes that are responsible for this are things that happen in early childhood before kids get into kindergarten." While children at the bottom of the income scale are not doing worse academically than similar kids did decades ago--and in fact are doing better based on their test scores--the wider income achievement gap is a result of children at the top end of the income scale doing far better, he said. "When you look at poor 4th graders today they are doing better than poor 4th graders 30 years ago. But rich 4th graders are doing much, much better than rich 4th graders (over the same time period). Most of the growth has been because kids at the high end of the family income distribution level have pulled away from middle income kids, not because kids at the low end have fallen away from middle income kids." The widening gaps, Reardon pointed out, are also not "confounded by race." In other words, the income achievement gap is not caused by having large numbers of black or Latino children concentrated at the low end of the income scale. "The achievement gap between rich and poor whites has gotten bigger over time," he said. Reardon cautioned against concluding that income levels on their own are responsible for the achievement gap. "We don't fully understand the mechanisms that contribute to the gap as there are other factors associated with high incomes such as parental education," he said. According to Reardon, the reasons the income achievement gap has grown include the following: The income gap between the richest and poorest families has grown over the past 40 years; High income families invest more time and resources into promoting their children's "cognitive development" than lower income families; High income families increasingly "have greater socioeconomic and social resources that may benefit their children;" Income inequality has led to more residential segregation by income level rather than race, which in turns means that high income children have access to higher quality schools and other resources. He said policy solutions would include high quality pre-school and support for low income families so they can provide "cognitively stimulating environments for kids." Reardon also said education funds should be targeted more at schools serving low income children. In general, he said, educators need to be thinking about about "policies that reduce inequality, policies that can pull the kids at the bottom of the income distribution up."Reardon's report titled "The Widening Achievement Gap Between the Rich and the Poor: New Evidence and Possible Explanations" was published in September 2011 in Whither Opportunity? Rising Inequality, Schools, and Children's Life Chances, edited by Greg Duncan and Richard Murnane (Russell Sage Foundation). Louis Freedberg is EdSource's executive director and looks at new strategies for closing the achievement gap, the impact of the current economic crisis on school performance, and developing new ways to engage Californians in the education crisis facing the state. Read more of his work, and other pieces, at EdSource.pat

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NOVEMBER 26, 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 Sleep Tips For Children And Infants(StatePoint) Sleep is vital for childrens overall health and development. Thats why its important that children develop good sleep habits, right from the start. Parents of infants need to know how to help their baby safely fall asleep, says Robert W. Block, MD, FAAP, of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). And older children will benefit from an environment that helps them get enough sleep. Here are some tips for safe and adequate sleep from the experts at the AAP: Safer Sleep Babies up to 1 year of age should always be placed on their backs on a firm surface to sleep. This will reduce the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, or SIDS, which is the leading cause of death in the United States for babies between 1 month and 1 year old. While we dont know what causes SIDS, we have learned how parents can dramatically lower the risks, says Dr. Block. Make sure the crib, bassinet or play yard meets current safety standards and hasnt been recalled. And make sure to keep all objects -including soft toys, blankets and crib bumpers -out of the crib, as they can increase the risk of suffocation or strangulation. Consider using a sleeper instead blankets, and make sure the babys head remains uncovered. The crib can be in the same room as you sleep, but do not place the baby in the same bed as you. Also, keep the baby away from smoke and smokers. Warm, Not Hot Keep the room where your baby sleeps at a comfortable temperature. In general, dress your baby in no more than one extra layer than you would wear. Your baby may be too hot if she is sweating or if her chest feels hot. You may offer a pacifier, which can help reduce the risk of SIDS. However, other products like wedges, positioners, special mattresses and specialized sleep surfaces have not been shown to reduce the risk of SIDS. If you are breastfeeding, wait until breastfeeding is going well before offering a pacifier, usually around 3 to 4 weeks. Children should be taken out of a crib by the time they are 35 inches tall. Establish Routines If your child or teen seems to be having trouble sleeping, try altering the environment or establishing a routine. For example, see if your child sleeps better in a dark room or with a night light. Do not allow a TV in your childs bedroom, and make sure he or she doesnt watch or read anything upsetting or scary within two hours of bedtime. Instead, a bath, warm drink or story time will help a child unwind. For more tips to help your young one get a good nights sleep, visit the AAPs website for parents, www.healthychildren.org. If sleeping problems persist, consult your pediatrician. Even sleepers with the toughest problems can learn good habits.

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C&J1 C M Y K Crime and Justice Crime and JusticeA Publication of the Florida Star and Georgia StarNOVEMBER 26 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 charged with Felony Animal Cruelty A man was arrested after his two dogs were found in extremely disturbing conditions. Police responded to a call complaining about a situation at an apartment. When police arrived, they found two puppies covered in urine, feces, and flies chained to the back porch of the apartment. The dogs were so thin that the bones were showing through their skin. There was food in a bowl for the dogs, but was covered with mold and flies. The Animal Control Officer there tried to give food to one of the dogs, but it didnt even have enough strength to stand. The officer said this was one of the worst cases of animal abuse he had seen in the 10 years he had been working on his job. Woodard said he had the dogs since June and didnt feed them after they stopped eating, assuming that they werent hungry. Woodard was arrested on a felony charge of cruelty to animals. Police will investigate to determine if his fiancee will also be charged.Two Arrested in Deaths of NewlywedsPolice have been looking for anybody that was responsible for the deaths of the newlyweds several months ago and arrests have finally been made. Jeannette Hawkins, 36, and Ricardo Ricky Morgan, 31, were only married for about five months and had gone missing in August. Police put a lot of effort in locating them, but they were nowhere to be found, until they received a call. Calls were made to police about a week later from residents complaining about foul odor that was coming from a nearby wooded area. Two bodies were found decomposed beyond recognition, but it was later confirmed they were the bodies of the couple that had been missing. An autopsy revealed that they had been shot and burned. The cause or motives of the murder were unknown until recently. Arrests were made on Emanuel Keith Presley, 24, and Tyreyon Octavious Washington, 19. Both suspects knew the victims and Police said Morgan was a drug dealer, which Hawkins mother, Vanessa Reid, was informed about as well. Police believed the couple had been kidnapped. The crime was said to be drug-related and the suspects had robbed the couple before shooting them. Their bodies were then dumped in the woods. After much investigation, Washington was located and he had confessed in being involved with the kidnapping and murder of the couple. In less than a week, Presley was arrested in a conspiracy to commit armed robbery. Further investigation along with witness testimonies led to questioning Presley in being involved in the murder of the newlyweds. Police say the are not revealing too much information as there are more suspects that they are looking for. Presley and Washington were charged with two counts of murder each in the deaths of Hawkins and Morgan. Presley will face an additional charge of kidnapping and conspiracy to commit armed robbery. Ricardo Morgan Jeannette Hawkins Emanuel Presley Tyreyon Washington Breon Woodard

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NOVEMBER 26 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. Electrical Hazards With computers, VCRs, and a growing number of other appliances in our homes, more consumers are using extension cords, power strips and surge protectors. Many meet current safety standards, but the poorly constructed models recalled in recent years are a hidden fire and electrocution hazard. Here are some tips: Use electrical cords, power strips and surge protectors that have polarized plugs with one blade slightly wider the other, or grounded three-pronged plugs. These features reduce the risk of electric shock. Use special, heavy duty extension cords for high wattage appliances such as air conditioners, portable electric heaters and freezers. Extension cords used outside should be specifically designed for such use to guard against shock. Insert plugs fully so that no part of the prongs are exposed when the cord is in use. Never cover any part of an extension cord with rugs or other objects while it is in use. If the cord is covered, heat cannot escape, which can result in fire. Don't overload cords with too many appliances. Change the cord to a higher-rated one or unplug and relocate appliances to other outlets. Make sure cords do not dangle from the counter or table tops where they can be pulled down or tripped over. If a cord feels hot to the touch, stop using it and throw it away. Replace cracked or worn cords. Don't use extension cords to compensate for inadequate home wiring. Use extension cords only when necessary and only on a temporary basis. 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 Mans 2-Year-Old Daughter Gets a Hold of His Gun and Fires at SisterA man was arrested after his 2-year-old daughter got a hold of his gun and shot her 4-year-old sister. Jermaine S. Jackson, 30, a school bus driver, was in his master bathroom getting ready to repair his .45-cal. pistol. Before he continued any further, he realized that he needed his tool kit, which was in his bedroom closet. When he left to go get it, he had left his gun under a cloth in a shaving bag behind the toilet. The gun was also said to have a live round in the chamber. Keara, 2, and her older sister, Breonia, 4, were watching cartoons in the master bedroom that Jackson had gone into to look for the tool kit. Keara had to go to the bathroom and Jackson told her to use the hallway bath, but instead, both girls went to the master bathroom where they discovered the gun. Jackson then heard a gunshot from down the hall and ran to the bathroom to find his daughter on the floor bleeding. She was bleeding from the foot and Jackson wrapped it in a towel, until police came. Breonia was taken to the hospital and was treated for non-life-threatening injuries. Jackson was arrested on a felony charge of culpable negligence. It is illegal in florida to leave a gun unlocked within the reach of children. Jackson was released on bond and The Department of Children and Families removed the girls from the custody of their parents. Jermaine S. Jackson Man Caught Forgery After Traffic Stop A man was arrested for forging a large number of credit cards and drivers licenses. Roderick Louis Burrows, 24 was pulled over after a deputy saw him failing to stay in his lane while driving. After some questioning, the deputy noticed that Burrows seemed nervous and asked if he could search the vehicle. He refused and also said that the van was a rental, but could not provide any paperwork. The deputy requested for K9 assistance and a thorough search led to a discovery of six forged drivers licenses. The cards all had a picture of Burrows, but with different names. Also a total of 19 credit cards were found matching the names on the drivers licenses. Burrows faces charges of 19 counts of financial transaction card fraud and 8 counts of forgery. Roderick Burrows

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Man Drives with Wife on Top of Vehicle Angelina County, TXArthur Davis Brown, 34, was seen driving at high speeds and on top of the vehicle was his wife, Candice Batiste Brown. She was hanging onto the vehicle and Brown had called 911 in fear for his wife. She eventually fell off the vehicle and Brown kept driving. Police caught up to him and arrested him.The couple were going through marital problems and Candice was in the process of filing a divorce. At one point, Brown had their child with him in the car and when he tried to leave, his wife jumped on the back. As Brown kept speeding up, Candice eventually lost her grip and fell off. She was taken to the hospital and was treated for serious injuries. Brown was arrested and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Woman Enters Store and Bites Peoples Necks Like a Vampire Denver, COEmi Coleman, 30, had entered a convenience store and suddenly started groping a male customer and bit his neck. She then went to the clerk, who was a female, at the counter and asked for a hug. The clerk became another target, who Coleman sunk her teeth into as well. The clerk had told police Coleman came to the store on a semi-regular basis, but she seemed a little drunk that night and that her vampire like behavior was unusual. Coleman was arrested and charged with two counts of third-degree assault and also a charge of unlawful sexual conduct. NOVEMBER 26, 2011 THE STAR C&J 3Bizarre Crimes Bizarre Crimeswho, what, when...huh? Other Unusual Crimes Across the Nation Man Gets Arrested for Calling Police 16 Times A man was arrested after repeatedly called police and telling them it was an emergency, which came out to be a false alarm. Ronald Clark allegedly called 911 a total of 16 times within 24 hours telling dispatchers that is life was in danger. Calls were made within minutes after each call all on a cell phone. When police arrived, they quickly realized that there was no danger at all. Clark denied calling 911 at first when he was confronted by police, but when they called the cell phone number, it rang in front of them. He then confessed that he had no reason to call 911 and was arrested. Drugs were also found on him. Police say they receive all kinds of calls such as people asking for rides to places like the hospital or other places. These unnecessary calls can be a problem because there may be other people calling for real emergencies. Every time Clark called, it was the duty for police to respond to each one, but this couldve been in the way of other people who might have needed immediate responses. Clark was charged with misuse of 911. Man and Teen Stage Kidnapping A man and a teen were arrested in a kidnapping scheme and holding the teen for ransom. Kevin Ashton, 17, and Joshua Pee, 20, planned to fake a kidnapping, so they can hold Ashton for ransom and get large amounts of money. They called Ashtons parents and try to extort them of $50,000. The parents called police and they were able to figure out soon enough that the whole thing was staged. The FBI went on a huge manhunt and were able to find Ashton andPee at a hotel room, but Pee fled and tried to look for somewhere to hide. He eventually broke into a home of a woman who was ironing her clothes. Instead of being aggressive, he begged the woman to help him hide and she said that he appeared to be very frightened. She told Pee she wouldnt call police, but her son-in-law made the call instead. Ashton and Pee were arrested. Ashton faces felony grand theft charges and is being places on house arrest. Pee is facing burglary charges and resisting arrest. Man Takes Money Back From Cab Driver and Shoots Him Denver, COA cab driver had given Emmanuel Theus-Roberts, 22, a ride for over an hour. When the destination was reached, the driver was trying to collect the fare, but Roberts realized he was $10 short. He got out the cab to get some more cash and the driver waited for his return. Instead of coming back with money, Roberts came back with a gun in his hand and demanded the driver his money back. Even after Roberts received his refund, he shot the driver in the chest. Police were called and with the help of a K9 unit, Roberts was found hiding in a garage. He was arrested on attempted first-degree murder and assault, aggravated robbery. The driver survived. Man Kidnaps Woman From Bus to Home and Rapes Her St. Louis, MODarnell Clemons, 23, was said to be on a bus and had started a conversation with a female passenger. As the bus was approaching to one of the stops, she told him she was going to get off, but he did not allow her. He then threatened to shoot her if she tried to leave. Others on the bus saw that he had a handgun and he started to threaten anybody who tried to intervene. When the bus came to a stop, Clemons forced the woman to come with him at gunpoint. He took her phone and took the batter off before taking her into his home, where he raped her. After he was done, he threatened her to not report to the police, but video surveillance on the bus had everything recorded leading to Clemons arrest. Ronald Clark Joshua Pee

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NOVEMBER 26, 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: Michelle Bazelais Age: 16 Weight: 95 lbs Last seen: 10/26/11 Name: Jesstin Dave Corbitt Age: 13 Weight: 110 lbs Last seen: 11/14/11 Name: Shadaryl Dementia Eddie Age: 14 Weight: 110 lbs Last seen: 11/07/11 Name: Ashlie J. Faustin Age: 17 Weight: 120 lbs Last seen: 10/15/11 Name: Shakira Q. Rogers Age: 16 Weight: 130 lbs Last seen: 7/07/11 Armed RobberyOn Saturday, November 19, 2011,at 9:20 p.m. police responded to the Walgreens Store located at 7221 Normandy Blvd. in reference to an Armed Robbery. Investigation revealed that the suspect came into the store with a dark hoodie type jacket and approached the employee at the register. The suspect held her hand under her jacket, as if she had a gun and demanded money from the register. The suspect ran out the store and got into an unknown dark colored SUV. The photo attached were captured on the store surveillance video cameras. Anyone with information about the suspect or the robbery, is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS. Callers can remain anonymous and possibly receive a cash reward. PREDATORS Name: Heleem Williams Age:38 Offense: Solicit Sex Name: Grenard Rozarius Corbitt Age:21 Offense: Lewd Lascivious victim 16 Name: Ronald Leon White Age: 63 Offense: Lewd Lascivious victim 16