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With the many sex accusations that has come up regarding Herman Cain, it is apparent to most of the African American community that Herman truly did not remember the history and on-going battle that Black Americans faced and still facing. Republican presidential hopeful Herman Cain, battling allegations of infidelity, said on Wednesday he would decide whether to continue his campaign after a face-to-face talk with his wife about his affair or financial contributions that his wife did not know about to Ginger White of Atlanta. While vowing not to end his candidacy over accusations he had a long-term affair, the former pizza company executive said a frank talk on Friday with Gloria, his wife of 43 years, would be a big part of a "reassessment" of his White House bid. "I have talked to my wife many times since Monday about this situation. I have not talked to her about this face to face," Cain told reporters. On Monday night Mel Tucker will patrol the sideline as the new head coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars when they host the San Diego Chargers. Tuesday Tucker became the NFLs seventh head coach after the firing of Jack Del Rio. With Tucker, Jacksonville and all fans of the Jaguars can look towards a brighter future when history shows that even though there have been few black NFL coaches, winners have been Tony Dungy of the Indianapolis Colts, Mike Tomlin of the Pittsburg Steelers, Lovie Smith of the Chicago Bears and Marvin Lewis of the Cincinnati Bengals. Last season Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin was out to claim his second Super Bowl title in three years as his team squared off against Green Bay. If the Steelers had won, Tomlin would have been the first African American to lead his team to two Super Bowls. In fact last season both Tomlin and Lovie Smith of the Chicago Bears are on the verge of making Super Bowl history. Tomlin and Smith both led their teams to victories in the second round of the NFL playoffs. The Steelers defeated the New York Jets and the Bears lost to the eventual Super Bowl champion Packers respectively. Tomlin and Smith could have become the first two black coaches to reach multiple Super Bowls. In 1989, Oakland Raiders owner Al Davis hired Art Shell, making him the first African-American head coach in the modern-day NFL. By 2002, just prior to the Rooney Rule being instituted, there were still only two African American head coaches in the NFL: Herman Edwards of the New York Jets and Tony Dungy of the Indianapolis Colts. But when the Oakland Raiders promoted Hue Jackson from offensive coordinator to head coach, it brought the total number of African American head coaches in the NFL today to seven as Mike Singletary was still in San Francisco. Tomlin was the fifth African-American head coach to take a team to the Super Bowl in the last five years. From Shells hiring in 1989 to Tuesdays promotion of Tucker, just 19 African Americans have been head coaches in the NFL; of that number, five were interim head coaches like Tucker. Oakland Raiders Hue Jackson, Pittsburgh SteelersMike Tomlin, Indianapolis Colts Jim Caldwell, Tampa Bay Buccaneers Raheem Morris Cincinnati Bengals Marvin Lewis Chicago Bears Lovie Smith. Herman Cains Run for President Now Left to Wife A western Georgia business crane company sported on his trucks that he has instituted a new company policy. The policy is not to hire any one else until President Obama is gone. After receiving so many e-mails, telephone calls, and comments on his web site, he changed his companys telephone number and closed down his website which showed that he was proned to anti-Obama conspiracy theories. President Obama has signed a law that will help small business owners if they hire new workers. With the policy that this company now has, they will not be able to receive any funds even if he decides to hire new workers, according to reports. The company is U.S. Cranes LLC and the owner is Bill Looman. 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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 Igqtikc"Eqorcp{ Hncwpvu"Pqv"Jktkpi Wpfgt"Qwt"Ngcfgt This Weeks Unfortunate Losses After Deutsche Bank issued an eviction notice for a home in Northwest Atlanta, sheriffs deputies and movers went to the residence to remove the people who lived there. They found Vinia Hall, 103, and her daughter, Vita Lee, 83, living there so, the movers and deputies decided that they would not follow through with the notice. According to sources, the ladies have been n a long legal battle with Deutsche Bank. Deutsche is one of the financial giants accused of widespread mortgage fraud by the U. S. government and is the focus of a $1 billion lawsuit filed by the Justice Department. Etkog"("Lwuvkeg Ugg""D/3 URQTVU"/"D/6 Vcnm"qh"vjg"Vqyp C/6 RtgrTcr"/"Qwt"[qwvj Lciwctu"Igv"Pgy"Qypgt."Pgy Eqcej/Qpg"qh"9"Dncem"PHNEqcejgu Oqxgtu"cpf"Fgrwvkgu uc{"Pq"vq"Dcpmu Gxkevkqp"qh"325/[gct/ Qnf"Igqtikc"Ncf{ Hnqtkfc"Qpg"qh Vqr"Uvcvgu"ykvj CKF"Xkevkou"qp Yqtnf"Ckfu"Fc{ Ogn"Vwemgt."Kpvgtko"Eqcej Ujcjkf"Mjcp."pgy"qypgt On World AIDS Day, we are in the midst of an epidemic. Not an epidemic that we simply hear about on TV, or that affects places weve never been to, but an epidemic that affects our neighbors, our friends and thousands in our community. Florida is home to the 3rd largest population of those infected with HIV in the nation. One in every 205 white men, one in every 113 Latino men, and one in every 42 African American men is living with the AIDS virus in our state. Nationally, AIDS is the leading cause of death among young African American women. Critical funding for AIDS education, prevention and drug assistance programs in Florida has taken a beating under the Republican-led Legislatures budget whacking policies of the last decade. Florida already has the longest wait list in the nation for the drug assistance program with over 3,900 people in need of lifesaving medication. Under Gov. Rick Scott and our current GOP controlled Legislature, the future doesnt look bright for these programs. Rcvtkeg"QPgcn Tgx0"Ft0"Ncytgpeg Ft0"Ectqn{p Yknnkcou Yjkvg"Jqwug"Uc{ Tgeqoogpfcvkqp"ku"vq Xgvq"IQR"Tgiwncvqt{"Dknnu Ikpigt"Yjkvg Jgtocp"cpf"Inqtkc"Eckp Comedian Patrice O'Neal has died after suffering a stroke last month. He was 41. A Boston native, O'Neal made his Def Jam Comedy debut in 2007. Carolyn Williams, a native of Jacksonville, an Associate Professor in the Dept. of History, Director of the Gender Studies,UNFdied. Rev. Dr. Robert Lawrence, Zion Hope Missionary Baptist Church of Ft. Pierce, Florida and a Brunswick native, died Wednesday. The Republican-controlled House is set to vote on two bills that would require agencies to consider alternative regulations based on their costs and benefits and to limit the costs new regulations would place on small businesses. Reducing regulations on businesses has been a priority of congressional Republicans. The budget office said they will recommend President Obama veto such bills. Xkpkc"Jcnn."325

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Differences In GratitudeBy Daris HowardI was 19 years old, living in New York, and a long way from home. It was Thanksgiving time, and I knew I would not be able to go home for Thanksgiving. Two different families. that attended the same church I did, invited me to Thanksgiving dinner. The first dinner was to be at about noon, and the second would be around 7:00 in the evening. Being young, and having a big appetite, I figured I would be fine accepting both. On that morning, I ate a light breakfast so I could heartily enjoy the feasting of the day. The father of the first family was a company executive, and the family had a lot of money. I was sure it would be a great meal. I arrived at their home at about 11:00 as requested. As I approached the house, the aroma of roasting turkey, pumpkin pie, sage, and many other smells filled the air, making my mouth water. I was invited in, and spent some time visiting with the father until dinner was ready. When we stepped into the dining room, I was amazed. Though there were only the two parents and two children, a table large enough to hold an army brigade was set and beautifully decorated. It was loaded with every conceivable type of food for the season. At one end sat pies of every variety, outnumbering the people to eat them by at least two to one. As everyone took their place at the table, I expressed my amazement that they could put together that much food in one morning. The mother blushed. Actually, we just purchased most of it already made. The only thing I really cooked was the turkey and the potatoes.Ž Before we ate, as was their tradition, the father of the home called on each one to share something they were thankful for. Each member of the family, amid the opulence that surrounded them, struggled to find something. The father was grateful for his job, the mother for their new car, the children for a new bike, and a special doll. Home cooked or not, the meal was wonderful, and I ate until I could hardly waddle my way from the table. I enjoyed most of the afternoon with them before heading to the second dinner. The second home was a poor, immigrant family. The family, including children from about 3 years old to beautiful teenage daughters, excitedly greeted me when I arrived. There were seven children in all, plus the parents, and they all lived in a small two bedroom apartment. As we sat down to dinner, the turkey was more likely a chicken, and not a large one at that. But even though the food was not fancy, there was plenty of bread, beans, and other simpler foods filling the table. After everyone was seated, the father asked each person to share what they were thankful for. Starting with the oldest daughter, each child expressed thanks for food, a nice place to live, and especially for family. No one mentioned anything about material things except for the necessities of life. When the fathers turn came, he became emotional as he expressed, in his broken English, his love and gratitude for his family, his thankfulness for their new citizenship in this great country, and for the freedoms from tyranny that they enjoyed here. When it was my turn, the many material possessions I had seemed insignificant. Instead, I thought of my own family at home who would be enjoying their own meal and praying for my safety as I was far from home. I also looked at the beautiful smiling faces around me, and thought of my new friends. Awkwardly, I expressed my gratitude not for things, but for people good people. Then we ate what was probably the simplest, and, yet, one of the most satisfying meals of my life as I pondered my fuller understanding of true thankfulness.PAGE A-2 THESTAR DECEMBER 3, 2011 OPINIONS OWNER/PUBLISHER CLARA JACKSON McLAUGHLIN MANAGEMENT LONZIE LEATH, RINETTA M. FEFIE SALES & MARKETING G. 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JACKSONVILLE, FL ALLEN Doris, 87, died November 21, 2011. BAILEY, Betty Franklin, died November 25, 2011. Alphonso West Mortuary, Inc. BERUBE Annette, died November 22, 2011. CARROLL Herman Winston, 93, died November 25, 2011. CHURCH Sybrena Jean, 31, died November 18, 2011. CLICK Tonya Denise Cooper, 46, died November 21, 2011. CLOUSE Michael Scott, 42, died November 16, 2011. COFFEE Danielle, died November 24, 2011. CURRY Frederick, died November 21, 2011. DAVIS Ansel Eugene Gene, 81, died November 22, 2011. DEESE Betty, 72, died November 26, 2011. DOWDELL Veronica, died November 26, 2011. DUDLEY Willie James, died November 26, 2011. DUNCAN, Katrina Singleton, died November 28, 2011. ERVINE Jesse, Sr., 75, died November 22, 2011. EVANS Verna Mae, 84, died November 28, 2011. FERGUSON Sheila Ann, 63, died November 25, 2011. FLORIES Sally Ramona, 75, died November 25, 2011. FOWLER Marion J., 67, died November 24, 2011. GRIFFIN Mary P., 67, died November 23, 2011. HEARN Russell, 66, died November 26, 2011. HEATH, Anthony, 55, died November 20, 2011. HICKS Ruth Cotton Lee, died November 21, 2011. HILL David Michael, died November 24, 2011. HOLTON Annie Pauline Polly, 90, died November 27, 2011. HOLZENDORF F. Ernestine, died November 27, 2011. HORACE Lillie Ruth, died November 24, 2011. Alphonso West Mortuary, Inc. HUNNICUTT William Randolph, 88, died November 27, 2011. JACKSON Mother Virgil Bell Harris, died November 26, 2011. JAMES, Joseph Edward, 46, died November 20, 2011. JOHNSON Anthony E., died November 23, 2011. JONES, Clifford, 57, died November 25, 2011. JONES Chief Petty Officer Ralph Thurman, 84, died November 27, 2011. KATO Josephine Todd, 68, died November 24, 2011. KING, Myrycal, 2 1/2 months, died November 22, 2011. LIPKE, David, Sr., 62, died November 21, 2011. MATIKAITUS Kimberly Ann, 44, died November 26, 2011. MATHIS Ernest, 83, died November 23, 2011. McCLELLAND Dewildon, 79, died November 25, 2011. ROBINSON Melva, 87, died November 26, 2011. RUSSEAU James E., Sr., died November 27, 2011. Alphonso West Mortuary, Inc. SHEPPARD Gladys Bell, 79, died November 24, 2011. SUTTON, Eddie Lee, died November 24, 2011. THOMPSON Christopher Steven, 22, died November 23, 2011. VOYLES, Geraldine, 75, died November 24, 2011. WEEKS Lucy Anna Robbins, 84, died November 23, 2011. WYNN Wycliff Carlton, 66, died November 24, 2011. ~*~GEORGIA DEATHS DENEGAL Nancy, died November 26, 2011. DOUGHER, Jerome Lovell, II, died November 25, 2011. HARDEE Masadonia, November 26, 2011. STEPHENS Abraham, died November 26, 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. 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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 DECEMBER 3, 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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Willis continued, With our citys European charm, visitors and locals alike can experience what our ancestors did practically everyday.Ž The Schola Cantorae of the Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine under the director of Shannon McKay will provide music for the service. Night Prayer is the final liturgical service in a given day. It is the equivalent of bedtime prayer and is part of the traditional practices of many Christian religions including Catholic, Orthodox, Anglican, Episcopalian and Lutheran.

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AGE A-4 THE STAR DECEMBER 3, 2011 E kaabo (pronounced eh-kah-bow). Welcome.GIVING FROM THE HEART DANCE STUDENTS HONOR ERNESTINE COX. During the weekend in midOctober that continues to play like a moving camera in my mind because of a whirlwind of activities, one very special event was a banquet honoring nonagenarian Ernestine Cox, former dance instructor and co-owner, with Priscilla Jones, of Gretel and Gertie Dance School. A group of Mrs. Coxs former students conceived of the tribute in recognition of her contribution to their lives through the art of dance. In the days of segregation, the Gretel and Gertie Dance School was the only establishment introducing the art of dance, including tap and ballet, to young African American girls and boys. Mrs. Cox and the school were so renowned that the City of Jacksonville paid for her and her students to travel to New York City for a command performance at the 1964 Worlds Fair. One of those students, Edgaranna Jones-Bardwell, travelled from Atlanta to honor Mrs. Cox. Other students in attendance included Dr. Charles Simmons, III and Leola Dudley. The host committee, Brenda Onfroy, Anest McCarthy, Murnace Coleman, Elizabeth Holmes Bing, Ronald Galvin, and Onfroys daughter, Monica Harris held the event at The Place, the banquet room owned by Carl Gamble and Nola Lester, locatedon the corner of 8 th and Main Streets in Historic Springfield. Guests enjoyed an extensive menu which included oriental chicken wings, Swedish meatballs, spaghetti casserole, and more. After expressing her gratitude for the thoughtful party, Mrs. Cox proved to guests that she still had the dance in her, as she treated us to a few entertaining moves.ROSALIND AUNTIE ROZ BURROUGH HOSTS EDWARD WATERS COLLEGE STUDENTS For the past four years, Roz Burrough has generously hosted a cookout at her home for out-of-town EWC students, who spend their Thanksgiving in Jacksonville. Anyone who knows Roz knows she has a soft spot for young folks toddlers, teens, and young adults alike. The tradition began a few years ago, when Roz performed in concert with the EWC Concert Choir and the Jacksonville Symphony. The next year, the gathering welcomed Barbara Bowie, the newly hired Director of the EWC Concert Choir. This year, any student who did not get home for the holiday was invited to attend. Modestly, Roz does not take credit for all the work and preparations. She praises the generosity of friends who donate money, prepare food, and give of their time for this worthwhile event. The main dish this year was delicious barbecue, spareribs and chicken, prepared by Chef Bernard Cromity. Gloria Lovett gets a gold ring for the slamming homemade gourmet cole slaw with pineapple. There was a wonderful rice and mixed vegetable dish, potato salad, baked beans, green beans, and desserts of coconut and pound cakes, sweet potato pies, and a peach cobbler that still has me salivating! TALK OF THE TOWN! Brenda, Anest, Ron, Murnace, Elizabeth, and Monica, by paying tribute to Mrs. Cox, you also honor ancient traditions of African cultures which hold the elders of society in the highest regard. Roz, the concept of it takes a village came to mind as I considered the positive impact of your kindness on the young adults at the party. For your gift of giving from the heart, you all are this weeks TALK OF THE TOWN!GLOBALJAX recently hosted a public forum, part of their Global Perspective Series, on the impact of social media on social movements, government, politics, and revolution in French speaking countries of Africa. Journalists from thirteen African Francophone nations Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Central African Republic, Cote dIvoire, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Guinea, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal, and Togo shared their perspectives as they fielded questions from the public, community and business leaders. The visiting journalists are: Abdel Kader Barry, Head of Programs, Radio Courtoisie, Togo; Pierre Claver Acka Benson, Journalist, Radio Television, Ivoirienne Cocody, Cote dIvoire; Boubacar Diallo Amadou Hama, President, ANEPI (National Association of Independent Press Editors), Niger; Kadar Ali Diraneh, Director, Radio and Television of Djibouti, Djibouti; Safietou Kane, Journalist, Le Quotidien, Senegal; Yaya Konate, Editor-in-Chief of TV News, Office de la Radio Television du Mali, Mali; Emelyne Muhorakeye, Director of Information, Radio Tele Renaissance, Burundi; Honore Benjamin Nahum, Chief Editor and Director of Programs, Groupe de Presse La Gazette du Golfe, Benin; Babacar Baye Raymond Ndiaye, Journalist at CRIDEM, Mauritania; Samuel Obiang Mbana Mangue, Journalist, Agence France Presse (AFP) and Radio Pan Africa, Equatorial Guinea; Ruth Elvire Mygnolet Sandzou Ghiamama Sports Journalist, Gabon; Mohamed Lamine Soumah, Reporter, Presidential Press Office, Guinea; Caroline Tuina-Ouanre, Editor in Chief, National Television of Burkina, Burkina Faso; Prospert Yaka Maide, Government Press Agency and Communications Advisor, PRADD Central African Republic In a country like Burkino Faso, where most people live for under $1 a day, the idea of buying a newspaper for $1 is not a consideration. In some countries, presidential offices are employing parallel social media identities to infiltrate and mislead the followers. But, in Gabon, the president and first lady are using the genre for panel discussions and open dialogue with the citizens. In countries where social media is used most often, it is prolific among young people. As we have seen in America and around the world, the use of social media in these African countries has proven to be effective in getting people to join demonstrations for social causes. GlobalJax is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization working to create a more vibrant, inclusive and international Jacksonville. GlobalJax serves Northeast Florida by showcasing its international community. For more information visit their website at www.globaljax.org Talk of the Town! Talk of the Town! by Frances Bradley Volume Burks, Photographer Mrs. Ernestine Cox Mrs. Ernestine Cox with three of her grand nephews and niece (L-R) Edgaranna Jones-Bardwell, Cheryl Culbefrt Flowers, Portia Hilliard Coleman, Alpha Smith Brannon, Janice Dixon-Thomas, Meredity Mitchell, and Jaceta Weaver Samms The Host Committee includes (Standing, L-R) Anest McCarthy (2nd from left) and Ron Galvin. Sitting, L-R Anne, and Brenda Onfroy Umm Good! Joyce Price and Harriet Sanders serving dessert to the students Leonella Black, Kenneth Burrough, and Roz Burrough Another Floradale denizen = Hope Miles Drayton and TALK OF THE TOWN!'s Frances Bradley Jayvan Suggs, a cutie patooty and Gloria Lovett Guests enjoying the food and camrarderie Deborah Bell and Elaine Kitchings L-R: Frances Bradley,; Mike Williams, Miami, Florida; Bobby Saviory, Orlando, FL; and Joel Snell, Ft. Myers, FL; and Delores Suggs Milton Seated are the visiting journalists from thirteen African nations Safietou Kane, Senegal and Ok Sun Burks Safietou Kane, Senegal L-R: Pierre Benson, Cote d Ivoire; Nimba Tokpa, llocal fashion designer from Cote d Ivoire; and Safietou Kane, Senegal

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Around The Area Around The Area PAGE A-6THE STARDECEMBER 3, 2011 Mayor Visits Holiday Events, Encourages People to Visit DowntownNov. 28, 2011 … Mayor Alvin Brown and his family helped bring in the holiday season at the 25th Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony at the Jacksonville Landing. The 56-foot-tall artificial tree is decorated with 78,454 lights and 240 ornaments. The display will remain up in the Landings public courtyard until the New Year. This type of event helps to define our community in Jacksonville,Ž said the mayor. It is family friendly fun to draw people to our downtown. This is a great opportunity for everyone to come downtown, sample some of Jacksonvilles best restaurants and enjoy a stroll along our treasured St. Johns River.Ž The day after the tree lighting, Mayor Brown toured the Northbank Riverwalk to visit with spectators during the 27th Annual Light Parade. This year, the Light Parade was able to go on despite city budget cuts. Through a public-private partnership, community and business leaders raised $65,000 to put on the event and a fireworks show. More than 60 boats, each decorated in a holiday theme, meandered along the St. Johns River in a holiday parade unique to Jacksonvilles downtown. The event draws an estimated 200,000 people Downtown. This is what can happen when the private sector and public sector work together for everyones good,Ž said Mayor Brown. I commend the civic-minded leaders with The Landing, Downtown Vision Inc., Visit Jacksonville, the Jacksonville Marine Association and many others for their dedication to this holiday tradition.Ž Thanksgivings Day Dinner and Wedding Anniversary Mayor Brown and Family Volunteer for the Holiday Photo by Frank M. Powell, III of The Florida StarThe celebrations included Thanksgiving dinner and wedding anniversary recognition for Earle and Bertha 67th wedding anniversary, the couple's son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Ozell Richardson's 40th, and first grandson and granddaughter-in-law, Anthony and Denitra Jay's 21st wedding anniversary. The celebrations were held on Thanksgivings Day in the Greater Mount Vernon Missionary Baptist Church's annex with a number of family and friends attending from five states, and Florida. To the union of Earle and Bertha Richardson are nine children, twenty one grands, forthyfour great grands, and two great great grands Earle Richardson 88 and Bertha Richardson 83 Birthdays in December. Standing: Tony Richardson, Hannah Murray, Michael L. Richardson, Shelia Gordon, Reniya Billups, Elaine Billups, Denitra Jay, Karen Jay, Jacqueline Richardson, Lamont Lawton, Janelle Gordon, Sean Murray, I, Sean Murray, II, and Timothy Murray. Seated: Jordan Richardson, Earle Richardson, (standing TaMiyah Gordon & Leah Murray), Bertha Richardson, Ozell Richardson, Michael Richardson. Mayor Brown Gives Thanks to Jacksonvilles Military PopulationMayor Alvin Brown was on hand to thank the men and women in our armed forces during the Jacksonville Jaguars Military Appreciation Day on Sunday, Nov. 27, 2011. In Jacksonville, one of every four people is either a veteran or still in the service. We pride ourselves in being military-friendly,Ž said the mayor. These brave men and women arent just service members, they are our brothers, sisters, neighbors and friends.Ž The military also is one of Jacksonvilles major employers. The military presence in Jacksonville accounts for an annual economic impact of $12.1 billion throughout the city and a total of $14.2 billion throughout the region. Mayor Brown and Family Help Fill the Thanksgiving Volunteer RanksJacksonvilles First Family was among hundreds of volunteers who flocked to area shelters on Thanksgiving to ensure that the less fortunate would enjoy a holiday meal. Mayor Alvin Brown made stops at the Clara White Mission, the Salvation Army and the Sulzbacher Center. He also helped to load dinners into taxi cabs at St. Vincents Medical Center for the Meals on Wheels Program. Cab drivers then delivered the meals throughout the community. Accompanying the mayor that morning were his wife, Santhea, and their two sons, Joshua and Jordan. There are a lot of people out there who are hurting. Thanksgiving is about the spirit of family and community. All of us should be coming together to help the less fortunate,Ž said Mayor Brown. Our prayers and volunteerism will help give hope to the hopeless and a sense of opportunity for those who are struggling to find shelter and a more stable life.Ž The mayor thanked all of the volunteers for their work. An estimated 500 meals were served at each site. Loading food for Meals on Wheels Serving at Clara White

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DECEMBER 3, 2011 THESTAR LOCAL FLORIDASECTION B For The Florida Star November 12, 2011, the 80th birthday celebration for Ms. Mattie Chappelle Campbell was held at the luxurious Hyatt Hotel, (downtown Jacksonville) sponsored by her loving daughter, Mrs. Donna Anderson. Ms. Mattie is the founder of The Vieleido Ladies Social Club and oldest living member. Ms. Campbell is a graduate of Bethune Cookman University, and a retired Duval County Educator, one of the most noble professional life choices one can make. A former student, Deacon Ned Lane of New Bethlehem Baptist Church honored her with the performance by their Silent Mime Expression. She is a Golden Soror (over 50 years) Alpha Kappa Sorority, Inc. and was serenaded by them with the AKA Song Pearls. She is a faithful member of Mt. Olive A.M.E. Church under the Pastorate of the late Rev. Reed. Glasses were raised, and the toasts were fitting for a queen, and a lady who touched the lives of so many. My favorite portion of the evening is when her grandson Quentin Gissentanner broke-out in dance with her to Its a Party! by Waka Flocka. Ms. Campbell has some moves! A solo by Mr. Rufus Englis took us way back with Under the Boardwalk and Wind Beneath Wings. Her good neighbor and friend Rev. Ernest Griffin blessed the food, and the party continued. The Master of Ceremony was Mr. Robert Jackson. What a lovely occasion. It was filled with love and spirit. There was laughter, adoration and reflections of a vibrant woman who is still going strong at 80 years young. The music for the event was provided by Mr. Marvin Robinson whose fusion of oldies and contemporary selections keep the party lively. A great time was had by all. There were 9 guests attending who were also celebrating birthdays in the month of November, and they were presented with roses. Mattie Chappelle Campbell80th Birthday Celebration

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Ritz Jazz Jamm Presents: ALEX BUGNON, Ritz Theatre and Museum, on Saturday, December 3, 2011, 829 N. Davis Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Contact 904.632.5555 for more information. SUNDAY ARTFUSION this Sunday, December 4, 2011 at MOCA Jacksonville, 333 N. Laura Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Call 904.366.6911 for more information. Jacksonville Jaguars vs. San Diego Chargers, Monday, December 5, 2011, EverBank Field, 1 Everbank Field Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32202. For more information contact 904.633.6100. HOLIDAY ON THE RIVER CONCERT SERIES, Monday, December 5, 2011, The Jacksonville Landing, 2 Independent Dr. W., Jacksonville, FL 32202. Call 904.353.1188 for more information. LaVilla Symphonic Band onTuesday, December 6, 2011, 6:15 p.m. at the Jacksonville Landing, 2 Independent Dr. #250, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Kmart Presents WWE Smackdown this Tuesday, December 6, 2011, at the Veterans Memorial Arena, 300 A. Philip Randolph Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32202 Contact 904.630.3900 for all information. MOSH Senior Day: Wednesday, December 7, 2011, at the Museum of Science and History (MOSH), 1025 Museum Circle, Jacksonville, FL 32207. For more information call 904.396.MOSH. 2011 Gingerbread Extravaganza, Thursday, December 8, 2011, from 11:00 AM 5:00 PM, at the Jacksonville Historical Society, 317 A. Philip Randolph Blvd.at Old Andrews, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Call 904.665.0064 for more information. HOLIDAY POPS on Friday, December 9, 2011, from 8:00 PM 12:00 AM, at the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, 300 W. Water Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Contact 904.354.5547 for all information. THE JACKSONVILLE LANDING FARMERS MARKET: Friday, December 9, 2011, at The Jacksonville Landing, 2 Independent Dr. W., Jacksonville, FL 32202. For more information call 904.353.1188. Community ActivitiesPAGE B 2THE Driving Errors Increase As You Age (StatePoint) There may be some truth behind all those jokes about grandma behind the wheel. Even healthy adults with a safe driving record tend to make more driving errors as they age, such as failing to check blind spots, according to a new study published by the American Psychological Association. Most studies of older drivers have focused on people with dementia or other conditions that might impair their performance behind the wheel. This latest study was comprised of 266 volunteers age 70 to 88 who showed no signs of dementia, lived independently, and drove at least once a week. Normal aging causes distinct declines in brain functioning that could hinder driving skills, including the ability to focus despite distractions on the road, make quick decisions, and avoid other vehicles or pedestrians, the study found. All types of driving errors increased with age, and the errors werent restricted to a small group of unsafe drivers or those with a history of crashes,Ž said lead researcher Kaarin J. Anstey, PhD, a psychologist who directs the Aging Research Unit at Australian National University. It is important to note that there is a large variation in cognitive ability, so some people still have a high level of functioning in later life even if they have suffered some cognitive declines related to normal aging.Ž Study participants completed a battery of cognitive tests and questionnaires about their driving history before they drove on a 12-mile route through city and suburban streets. A professional driving instructor rode in the car, which was equipped with an extra brake on the front passenger side for safety. An occupational therapist sat in the back seat and scored the drivers on various errors, including failure to check blind spots, speeding, sudden braking without cause, veering and tailgating. While men tend to think they are better drivers, they didnt fare any better on the tests than women. Blind spot errors were the most common mistake (among both men and women??), followed by veering across lanes and failure to use turn signals. During the tests, 17 percent of the drivers made critical and potentially hazardous mistakes that required the driving instructor to hit the brake or grab the steering wheel. The rate of critical errors during the driving test quadrupled from the youngest group, age 70 to 74, which had an average of less than one critical error, to the oldest group, age 85 to 89 with an average of almost four critical errors. There were no crashes during the tests, but participants who had reported an accident during the five years before the study also had a higher rate of critical errors. The participants had their vision checked before the driving test, but Anstey said more research is needed to determine if visual ability contributed to the high rate of blind spot errors. No need to take the wheel away from grandma just yet, however. With training on checking blind spots and other driving skills, older drivers usually can remain safe on the roads longer. **** ULYSSES W. WATKINS JR., MD HEALTH NOTES TYPES OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES The processes used in making alcoholic beverages determine the amount of alcohol that is present. There are three main processes: *Fermented juices containing natural sugars. Wines are made by this process; they contain 6 to 14 percent alcohol by volume. *Fermented malt beverages. Beer, which is made from ferment ed malt, has about 4 percent alcohol by volume, while ale has slightly more. *Distilled liquids. The alcohol content of whiskey, gin, rum, brandy, vodka and other distilled liquids range from 40 to 50 percent by volume. Wines, made by fermenting fruit juices, usually come from grape juice. However, other fruits such as currants, plums and berries also are used. The process of fermentation begins when the juice is placed in open containers. Yeast starts the fermentation. The juice is drained off and placed in wooden kegs after 10 days. Fermentation continues for several months. In the final stage of fermentation, air does not reach the fermenting mixture. When the alcohol kills the yeast, the fermentation stops. If some sugar is left after fermentation the wine is sweetŽ. If very little sugar is left, the wine is dryŽ. Fermented malt beverages include BEER and ALE. These malt beverages are made from such grains as corn, rye and barley. Barley grains which have sprouted, been dried, and powdered make the malt. To make beer, the brewer adds ground grain and water to the malt. This mixture is called a mash. An enzyme in the malt changes the starch in the grain into sugar. Which dissolves in water. The liquid portion, called the wort, is drained off. The wort and hops (a small, flowering plant) are boiled, and the fluid is strained off into a fermentation tank and cooled. Brewers yeast, which causes the mixture to ferment, is added. For ten days the yeast changes part of the sugar into alcohol and carbon dioxide. The head, or foam, on a glass of beer is the result of some of the carbon dioxide that did not escape during the fermentation process. The final product is then stored for several weeks. Bottled beer contains from 3.5 to 5 percent alcohol by volume. Ale, made by similar process, has from 6 to 8 percent alcohol by volume. Distilled liquors are produced by boiling fermented liquor and condensing the alcohol and water vapors in a cooling tube. WHISKEY, is usually made from corn, barley or rye. The ground grain is mixed with water and boiled, malt and brewers yeast are added, and the resulting mixture is distilled. Raw whiskey consists of alcohol, water, flavoring matter, and a small amount of colored material. It is aged in charred oak barrels from two to seven years. The whiskey takes up certain substances from the wood. It becomes darker in color during the aging process, and the flavor changes. Whiskey contains 40 to 50 percent of alcohol by volume. When talking about liquor, the phrase one hundred proofŽ means that it contains 50 percent alcohol by volume. GIN is alcohol to which water, flavoring materials, oil of juniper berries, and orange rind are added. Gin is from eighty-five to one hundred proof and is clear in color. BRANDY, made by distilling wine, is from eighty-five to one hundred proof. RUM, is made from sugar cane molasses to which yeast is added. The liquid is distilled. Rum may contain 80 to 140 proof alcohol. Vodka is made from fermented rye, corn, or potatoes and is 80, 90, or 100 proof alcohol. Health Notes Announcements, meetings, happenings, and community events scheduled in Jacksonville and the surrounding area Real Life StoriesWHO IS IN CHARGE?When a loved one passes away the first issue we must deal with is who is responsible for taking charge. That question has two answers depending on what is being done. There is a Florida law which outlines the priority for a responsible person who is in charge of making funeral arrangements. There is another Florida law which establishes a priority for who services as personal representative and takes control of a deceased persons estate for winding down their affairs and distribution of assets. As illustrated by this example, they may not be the same person. SITUATION: When Mike was 38 he died suddenly of a heart attack and he was single and had no Will. His parents had the highest priority as the persons to take charge and make funeral arrangements, which they did. However, when it came to distributing his assets, the person in charge was the one elected by majority of beneficiaries. As it turns out, Mike had a one year old child born out of wedlock to a 19 year old mother. Much to the displeasure of Mikes parents, the 19 year old mother, acting on behalf of her child, elected herself as personal representative of the estate. She was responsible for handling a substantial amount of money, much of which had been distributed to Mike by his parents as part of his estate planning. Mikes parents where both financial advisors and were well qualified to serve as personal representatives or administers of an estate, but they did not have the highest priority and their work was completed when they arranged and paid for the funeral. All of this can be handled and controlled by the decedent if written documents are executed prior to their death. There is a procedure to designate a legal and responsible person for managing ones funeral and of course, a last will and testament designates a person authorized to serve as personal representative to probate the estate. Understanding these procedures can avoid a lot of confusion. PREPLANNING CAN HELP; WE CAN HELP : Our caring and professional staff includes funeral directors, attorneys, counselors and insurance agents. 529 Kingsley Avenue Orange Park, Florida 32073 (904) 264-1233 yyy0dkxgpuhwpgtcnjqog0eqo PREPLANNING SERVICES SERVICES AT TIME OF DEATH AFTERCARE SERVICES PROBATE OF ESTATES Hkevkvkqwu"Pcog"Cf
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Perfecting and performing the discipline of dance is an art form that requires years of study, discipline, sacrifice (both mentally and physically) as well as true dedication. Many are called but few are chosen amongst the beginning wannabes (many who start as children) and the few who last to the ranks of professionalism. Saleemah E. Knight is definitely one of the chosen. The San Diego, CA. native has spent her entire life from childhood (age 3) up, training in all forms of dance i.e., classical ballet, jazz, modern, and hip hop. She has become one of Hollywoods most sought after dancers and choreographers. Not only does Knight have the natural athletic talent, she is gorgeous and very educated with a BA in Dance from The University of Arizona where she graduated Magna Cum Laude and is currently finishing her Master of Arts Degree in Dance at The University of California, Irvine where she is on a full academic scholarship while teaching undergraduate dance courses. Knights honors in school include The University of Arizonas Medici Fine Arts Scholarship, the Brian Friedman Millennium Dance Scholarship, the Gus Giordano Scholarship, Coca Colas Leadership Scholarship, along with several fellowships and awards from s Claire Trevor School of the Arts. Professionally Knight has appeared in the Disney Broadway Musical the Lion King and has performed in videos and on stage with some of todays top entertainers including Chris Brown, Akon, Tyrese, Jamie Foxx, Ludacris, The Pussycat Dolls and Beyonce just to name a few. Her resume also includes The River North Chicago Dance Company, Gus Giordano, Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, and Donald Byrd. She is also an in demand choreographer, fitness expert and actress. Getting right down to the real nitty-gritty of the showbiz dance world in terms of the sleazy reputation of video dance vixens vs. the more reputable cabaret dancers on TV, Broadway and live concert performances, Knight explains, I really feel like them (the video vixens) and the commercial industry has a lot of background information if you will that people dont understand in terms of what it is to be a commercial dancer. Essentially, when you are a commercial dancer, youre putting yourself out there as an image for artists, music videos and commercials to use to enhance their products In a sense, dancers are being exploited by way of their dancing, their physical characteristics or the way they look. When you go to casting calls, sometimes its not about the dancer that has the choreography down per se but about the dancer that looks the best and is going to sell their products the best. With that being said, I think that in terms of music videos, females and the video vixen idea, dancers have the power to say yes or no to do those things. I can understand both sides as to why dancers end up in those roles.Ž What bout her personally? Knight continues, There are a lot of dancers who will not do those roles because being a video vixen is very different from being a professional dancer. I myself have never done any of that work. A lot of times it is more so geared toward models. There are times as a dancer I am asked to take on a character that is sexual. So I have to make a decision with myself about weather Im going to take on that role or not. And in being sexual, there are lines that you draw and I can go in and out of character based on improvisations that I can create with myself and create a dialogue with the audience to understand who I am weather Im dancing for Tyrese or backup for Jamlie Foxx or what have you.Ž As an astute dance historian, Knight reveals that the concept of the modern video vixen is not new and goes way back starting in the 1920s and even earlier with the minstrel period in vaudeville and early Hollywood where White actors would put on the black face make-up to portray what their concept of Black life was at that time to make fun. Knight elaborates, In the minstrel theatre there was always the character of the mulatto princess who often times was portrayed as a whore. Down through time that character continues to be played over and over and has now found her way into hip hop culture.Ž PAGE B-6 THESTAR DECEMBER 3, 2011 ENTERTAINMENT Saleemah E. Knight Poetry In Motion In Dance And Life!By Rych McCain, feedbackrych@sbcglobal.net Photo Courtesy of GICPR Warm Cinnamon-Orange Cider Fall Warm Cinnamon Orange Cider.jpgIngredients: 32 ounces apple cider 2 cups Florida orange juice 2 whole cinnamon sticks 4 pieces whole allspice 2 tablespoons Florida honey Preparation: Heat apple cider, orange juice, cinnamon sticks and allspice to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer 5 minutes. Remove allspice and cinnamon sticks. Stir in honey and serve warm. Florida Mushrooms Stuffed with Feta and Spinach feta.JPGIngredients: 1 package (about 3/4 pound) Florida button mushrooms, stemmed 4 ounces lean bacon slices 1/2 cup onion, diced 1/2 of a 10-ounce package chopped frozen spinach, thawed (squeeze out as much water as possible) 2 ounces feta cheese, crumbled 2 ounces low fat cream cheese, room temperature 1/4 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper Kosher salt and fresh ground pepper to taste Preparation: Preheat oven to 375F. Cook bacon in heavy large skillet until crispy. Transfer bacon to paper towels to drain. After the bacon has completely cooled, crumble into small pieces. Save remaining bacon grease for later use. Heat 2 teaspoons reserved bacon fat in heavy medium skillet over medium heat. Add chopped onion and cook until tender and translucent. Transfer to medium mixing bowl and cool. Combine bacon, spinach, feta, cream cheese, crushed red pepper, and mix well. Taste and adjust seasoning with kosher salt and fresh ground pepper Line 2 large baking sheets with foil. Toss mushrooms with 3 table spoons of the reserved bacon grease in large bowl to coat. Season mushrooms with salt and pepper. Place mushrooms, rounded side down, in single layer on baking sheets. Bake mushrooms until tender, and cooked through (around 15 minutes). Remove mushrooms from oven, let cool slightly and let them drain in a colander. Once the mushrooms have cooled and drained, start stuffing them with the filling by spooning 1 heaping teaspoon of filling into each mushroom cavity. Bake mushrooms until browned and bubbly, around 10 minutes. Serve mushrooms warm or cold. www.freshfromflorida.com Rych McCains Hollyhood Notes!By Rych McCain, feedbackrych@sbcglobal.net and Facebook Charity: Business Entrepreneur and philanthropist Simin Hashemizadeh joined forces with legendary music mogul Percy Miller (aka Master P) to bring seasonal joy to inner-city children. Together they hosted an exclusive red carpet "Invitation Only" Christmas Charity Ball this weekend at the W Hotel in Hollywood to benefit the not-for-profit Urban Born Youth Center, their After School Programs and One Million Gift Toy Drive. Wooli Me: The 3rd Annual Wooli Me natural Hair Expo and Conference takes place this weekend Sat. Dec., 3, 2011 at the City of Carson, CA. Community Center. The events mission is to motivate and inspire the beauty of being natural for people of color. The all day affair includes a fashion show by MC Ms. De Veaux and Simeon Miller, CEO of The Generations Modeling Company; a natural hair show and a Rites of PassageŽ for sistas who desire to get rid of wigs, weaves, pressing, straightening, perms, and treating their hair with dangerous chemicals. Venders booths, Lectures and workshops are also offered. Event speakers are the Expos founder Denise Estelle, her presentation is entitled The Cover Up,Ž Dr. Kari a Tricologist will be talking about LocsŽ, Holistic Practitoner Askia Muwwakkil will be speaking on Is Your Hair Style Killing You?Ž and yours truly Rych McCain, author of Black Afrikan Hair and the Insanity of the Black Blonde Psych. Check out my site www.valleyofmaat.com. DVD: The Help: the summer blockbuster that has gross $168,753,480 so far will be released in time for the holidays on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD, Digital Download and On-Demand December 6th. According to the website Gold Derby, their expert Oscarologists are tied at 11 each on both sides predicting that Viola Davis or Meryl Streep will win Best Actress. Movies: J. Edgar. Warner Bros. Pictures. Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Armine Hammer, Naomi Watts, Judi Dench, Lea Coco, Josh Lucas and Damon Herriman. Directed by Clint Eastwood. Written by Dustin Lance Black. Produced by Brian Grazer, Ron Howard, Robert Lorenz and Clint Eastwood. If you are a crime history buff or are curious about the F.B.I.s mysterious and calophantic creator, this flick may be your cup of tea. Director Eastwood clearly establishes Hoovers homosexuality (which he kept hidden from the public) and his cunning, evil ways which included keeping secret files and dossiers on all of his enemies and those who opposed him. This information was acquired via illegal phone wire taps, hotel and home bugging to you name it. Love or hate this misfit, his genius at solving crimes and innovative investigative and forensic techniques set the standard for modern crime fighting. Hugo. Paramount Pictures. Starring Asa Butterfield, Chloe Grace Moretz, Sacha Baron Cohan, Sir Ben Kingsley and Jude Law. Directed by Martin Scorsese. Produced by Graham King, Tim Headington, Martin Scorsese and Johnny Depp. The plot of this one is pretty weird to follow and doesnt begin to make sense until halfway through the film. Hugo (Butterfield) is out to solve a mystery left by his dad who died when he was young and is aided by a cutie-pie village girl named Isabelle (Moretz). This one may be confusing to the point of boredom. Save it for rental. Hit me up at feedbackrych@sbcglobal and Facebook Study, Observe and Win! Rych

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Man and Teenager Holds Five People at GunpointA man and a teenager were arrested on felony charges for holding five people at gunpoint. Denzel Ellis, 20, and a juvenile accomplice confronted a man at a garage with a gun. The two suspects forced themselves into the residence and demanded money from everybody inside. There was a total of five victims, including a seven-month-old and 2-year-old child. Ellis threatened to kill the children and according to the report, he said, Ill kill the kids if you dont give me money. It aint nothing to me.Ž He then had the man give the suspects 90$ and his cell phone after returning to the garage. Ellis then hit the man in the back of his head with his gun and ran off with the teenage boy. Ellis started firing shots when the victim and two other man started chasing after them. The two suspects were arrested shortly. Ellis was charged with felony home invasion with a firearm or other deadly weapon, aggravated battery, three counts of crimes against person, two counts of kidnapping and other drug-related charges. The teenager was charged with home invasion. Man Gets Killed By Oncoming Angry Teenage Driver A teenager is in the hospital after a fatal crash that left 22year-old Chris S. Thompson dead. Before the incident, 16-year-old Zachary Lambert was on the phone with his sister planning family dinner arrangements. Lambert and his sister have been in foster care at a very young age and his sister described him to be always unhappy and depressed. A report was made to the police of a reckless driver at about 3 a.m. and police began to chase after a white pickup truck. The chase went on for about four miles before the truck crashed into Thompsons car killing him. Lambert was taken to the hospital and is now recovering from his surgery for his injured leg. Police say Lambert has had several felony charges already this year, which were mainly threats to kill people. He also had a felony charge for a bomb threat at his middle school. Lambert will be charged with vehicular homicide, fleeing and attempting to elude, and driving with no license. C&J1 C M Y K Crime and Justice Crime and JusticeA Publication of the Florida Star and Georgia Star DECEMBER 03 2011THE STARC&J 1 As an African American newspaper, we basically report on offenses committed by African Americans. Please note that in our observations, weekly reports show that African Americans DO NOT commit the largest percentage of criminal offenses in this ar ea. Student Gets Stabbed by Elderly Man with Ice PickA road rage incident resulted in the stabbing of a college student. The incident started after Wathson Adelson, 20, cut in front of Alcisviades Polanco, 62, on the road. Adelson then slammed the brakes blocking Polanco. Adelson got out of his car and walked over to Polancos vehicle, where a verbal altercation began. The argument turned physical and Polanco went to retrieve an ice pick from his vehicle and started stabbing Adelson in the head and shoulder. Adelson was taken to a nearby hospital where he was listed in critical condition. Nobody is being charged at this time as Polanco was acting in self-defense. According to Floridas law, this is legal even if the other person is unarmed. Investigation continues. Denzel Ellis Wathson Adelson Christopher Thompson

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Drunk Driver Crashes Killing His Passenger A man was arrested after driving drunk in a crash, which killed the passenger in his vehicle. Police said Milton Lee Minier, 25, drove into a concrete wall early in the morning at around 2 a.m., which killed his passenger, 21-year-old Tiffany Manzano. Manzano was also said to have her seatbelts on. After the crash, a sample of Miniers blood was taken and showed that he had a blood-alcohol level of 0.185 percent, which is more than two times the legal limit. Minier was arrested and pleaded guilty to DUImanslaughter with a prison sentence of 10 years. DECEMBER 03 2011THE STARC&J 2 SSSHH! From Actual Police ReportsDid You Hear About?... Did You Hear About?... EDITORS NOTE: All suspects are deemed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law. The Sheriffs Office reports are a matter of public record. The Star seeks to educate in the hope of keeping our community safe. Fraud Caution for Senior Citizens Senior citizens are popular fraud targets and here are some reasons why you and your family should be cautious: € Senior citizens are most likely to have a "nest egg," to own their home, and/or to have excellent credit„all of which make them attractive to con artists. € People who grew up in the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s were generally raised to be polite and trusting. Con artists exploit these traits, knowing that it is difficult or impossible for these individuals to say "no" or just hang up the telephone. € Older Americans are less likely to report a fraud because they don't know who to report it to, are too ashamed at having been scammed, or dont know they have been scammed. Elderly victims may not report crimes, for example, because they are concerned that relatives may think the victims no longer have the mental capacity to take care of their own financial affairs. € When an elderly victim does report the crime, they often make poor witnesses. Con artists know the effects of age on memory, and they are counting on elderly victims not being able to supply enough detailed information to investigators. In addition, the victims' realization that they have been swindled may take weeks„ or more likely, months„ after contact with the fraudster. This extended time frame makes it even more difficult to remember details from the events. € Senior citizens are more interested in and susceptible to products promising increased cognitive function, virility, physical conditioning, anti-cancer properties, and so on. In a country where new cures and vaccinations for old diseases have given every American hope for a long and fruitful life, it is not so unbelievable that the con artists products can do what they claim. 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 Family Members Attack Grandfather Over Electric Bill A fight that broke out against a 57-yearold man over an electric bill, led to two arrests. Police said an argument started within a family at an apartment over an electric bill. The 24-year-old granddaughter, Alexis Michelle Townsend, tried to hit her grandmother. Larry Bryant, the grandfather, grabbed his granddaughters wrist to keep her from hitting his wife and told her that he would not allow it. Bryants 25-year-old grandson, Kenneth Eric Townsend, and his granddaughters 26-year-old boyfriend, Leephor Hills, charged at him and his head hit the wall, which knocked him unconscious. Kenneth, Alexis, and Hills then started hitting and kicking him in the head. Bryant was taken to a nearby hospital and was treated for his fractured skull and eye socket. He was also bleeding behind his left eye and had a possible spinal fracture. He was released after his treatment. AlexisTownsend was arrested for assault and aggravated battery causing great bodily harm. Hills was arrested for the same charges, including probation violation. Police are looking for Kenneth Eric Townsend. Alexis Michelle Townsend Leephor Hills Milton Minier

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Man on Probation Says He is a Changed Man But Kills Woman Colorado Springs, COMarcus Smith, 21, was accused of killing 87-year-old Kathryn Kit Grazioli. Her body was found burned and police could not even identify her gender. Police were able to identify her after finding a denture plate in her mouth. After going to the address of her home, they found the screen of her window missing and her car missing as well. Her car was found two blocks away from the home. The fingerprints found at Graziolis home and her car matched that of Smiths. Smith was arrested for first-degree murder. Prior to this murder, Marcus was arrested in 2009 for breaking in and burglarizing a home. Two months later, Smith left 50$ and a letter at the door of the home apologizing to the man and saying that he was a new man.Ž He asked for forgiveness and also left his phone number. The homeowner called the cops and Smith was tracked down and arrested. Smith was placed on probation for five years. The recent murder of Grazioli shows that maybe Smith is not the new man he claimed to be. Records show that Smith actually has a long history of arrests and has been arrested at least 14 times since 2003 for burglary, theft, robbery or motor vehicle theft. DECEMBER 03, 2011THE STARC&J 3Bizarre Crimes Bizarre Crimeswho, what, when...huh? Other Unusual Crimes Across the Nation Man Dresses as Woman to Forge Bad Checks Police have been looking for a suspect, who they thought was a large-framed woman. A man had been using the alias Shavone LoveŽ and dressing like a woman to carry out her work of crime. He was accused of purchasing merchandise, buying gift cards, making transactions, etc. with bad checks and fake names. Nobody knew that Miss Love was actually not a woman. The suspect was later wanted, but the crime spree continued. After investigation, police discovered that the suspect was actually a 32-year-old man named Corey Jermaine Freeman. Reports also say that he had 37 prior arrests on charges of forgery, fraud, larceny, battery, and cocaine possession. Freeman was arrested four months later. Records show that he faces a total of 33 criminal counts. His charges include two counts of forgery of a check, two counts of uttering a forged check, two counts of criminal use of personal identification information and one count of grand theft. Woman Throws Baby and Tries to Run Over Man A woman was arrested after throwing a 2-month-old child and trying to run over a man. Anita Redden, 29, had called a man over because she wanted him to take the baby, who had a fever, to the hospital. When he arrived, the two began to argue. Redden was said to be holding the sick baby and throwing it on the bed making the baby scream. Redden then attacked the man by kicking him in the groin, jumping on his back, and punching him in the face. The man started to yell at his friend who was outside to call the police and Redding took several children from the home into her Ford Explorer. As she was backing out, she threatened the man that she would hit him with her car. Witnesses said that they saw her hit the accelerator and hit the man with the rear end of the Explorer. She then sped off as the man was knocked down to the ground. Warrants were issued and Redden was finally arrested two weeks later. She is charged with battery by touch or strike, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and child abuse without great harm. Man Leaves Wallet Behind and Facebook on in Burglary Stephanie White had come home one day to find another car parked in her driveway with the engine on. She immediately suspected someone was inside her home, so she opened the door to the car, turned off the engine, took the key and a wallet she found on the seats. She then drove away and parked a distance to watch her house. A man finally came out of the house with stolen items and put them in his car. He then saw that his keys were missing and decided to run after realizing he had no car to escape with. Police later found out that he jumped into a lake and broke into another home leaving puddles of water looking for somewhere to hide. He had also left the victims laptop on logged into his Facebook. The name on the ID in the wallet left at Whites house matched that of the name that was logged into Facebook at the second home. Police are now in search for Trevor Jones 2-Year-Old Daughter Thrown into River While Strapped in Car Seat San Diego, CAU.S. Marshals went on an eight day manhunt and tracked down Arthur Morgan III, who is originally from New Jersey, in San Diego. Morgan was suppose to take his daughter, Tierra Glover, to go see the movie Happy Feet Two The girls mother called police after the two didnt come back. Three teenagers later saw the baby floating down a river in a car seat.The child did not survive and autopsy showed that the baby was thrown into the river. Morgan will be charged with murder of his daughter. Corey Jermaine Freeman Anita Redden

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DECEMBER 03, 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 MISSINGCHILDREN Robbery AttemptA restaurant worker said that the suspect may have been armed with a gun. The robbery took place at a Dennys restaurant. The suspect was a white female, who was possibly around her 50s. She was about 52 with a small build and gray hair. She was last seen in snug-fitting jeans, a baggy hoodie with a black front zipper, white tennis shoes, and dark framed reading glasses. The suspect went to the restaurant and told a waitress that she had a gun and was going to rob the place. She then told her to not set off any alarms. The waitress asked the suspect to take her hand out of her pockets to see if she was pretending to have a gun. When the manager showed up, the suspect ran out of the restaurant without showing her gun and left in a Chevy or a GMC that was parked near a Taco Bell. 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. MOSTWANTED Name: Lanair Andre Crawley Offense: Aggravated Battery w/Deadly Weapon Name: Brian Floyd Offense: Felony Battery Name: Charles Gayland Young Offense: Armed Burglary Name: Christian Hudson Age: 16 Weight: 150 lbs Last seen: 9/09/11 Name: Traushaundra Jaleeza Linton Age: 17 Weight: 200 lbs Last seen: 9/02/11 Name: Antonio Edgardo Marino Age: 17 Weight: 140 lbs Last seen: 11/17/11 Name: Kiara Taneesha George Age: 15 Weight: 160 lbs Last seen: 11/13/11 Name: Alexis J. McLeod Age: 17 Weight: 155 lbs Last seen: 11/20/11

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DECEMBER 3, 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 Sleeping with marbles under your pillow sounds like an average 8-year-old thing to do. Selling marbles for 500 bucks a pop? Not so much. Harli Jordean isn't your average 8-year-old apparently. The London-based entrepreneur has turned his love for the game of marbles into a bonafide business, selling the colored glass orbs on his website, marbleking.co.uk, and fetching as much as 500 pounds per item (such as this limited edition Duke of York table). Harli's business is said to be bringing in thousands of pounds per year, with orders rolling in from as far as the U.S. Before earning the title of the world's youngest CEO, Harli's parents had long been referring to him by another name -The Marble King. "Harli has been obsessed with marbles ever since he was six," his mother, Tina, told the Daily Mail. "He used to sleep with them under his pillow. The last thing he talks about before going to bed is marbles and they are the first things he mentions in the morning...His obsession became so big we started calling him the Marble King," she says. Harli's marble mania led him to the web, where he found only a limited selection of his beloved toy, sparking the idea to start a site of his own. Now, with his mother and brother serving as "behind the scenes copartners," as his site reads, Harli's on his way toward dominating the marble market, eventually becoming co-owner and even creating a branded collection of "Marble King" marbles...once he's old enough. Got a budding business owner on your hands? Check out these tips on what it takes to raise an entrepreneur on Prep Rap Page 4. Harli Jordean, 8-Year-Old Entrepreneur, Builds His Fortune Selling Marbles Online

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DECEMBER 3, 2011PREP RAP PR 2 Tips That Let You Turn Down The Thermostat(StatePoint) With todays high fuel prices, heating your home in the cooler months can be expensive. By turning your thermostat back 10 to 15 degrees for eight hours, you can save up to 15 percent a year on your heating bill, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. There are basic steps homeowners can take to maintain a comfortable home while living with a lower thermostat setting,Ž says Bob Vila, home renovation and repair expert. To help you get started, Vila offers some useful advice: Seal Your Drafts One way to make sure youre not throwing money out the window is to ensure heats not escaping through it as well. From mail slots to doorways, to cracks and loose window fittings, air leaks can be found throughout the entire home, sending heated air outside. Without compromising the ventilation system or air quality, you can seal most of these leaks by applying weather-stripping. Weather-stripping comes in many forms, including adhesivebacked foam strips for door and window frames, sealants for cracks and shrink-film for windows. Many come with easy application features. Warm air can even leave a room through electrical outlets. Seal these holes tight with fire retardant plastic foam outlet covers. Gather Round Not all rooms should be treated equally when it comes to heating,Ž says Vila. By targeting only frequently used rooms of the home, you can turn down the thermostat and save energy. But dont forget to close the doors of rooms not in use. Portable heaters are ideal for zone heating because there is no installation involved, so you can create cozy spaces quickly. But traditional units can get very hot, posing a risk to pets, children, and flammable materials like curtains and carpet. Opt for a product with no exposed heating elements,Ž advises Vila. You get the warmth you want without any risks.Ž For example, EdenPURE heaters dont get hot to the touch, dont have exposed heating elements that can cause a fire, and wont reduce humidity or oxygen in a home. For more information, visit www.edenpure.com. Five Minute Fixes There are also many quick fixes that will help you heat efficiently. Between annual furnace checkups, clean or replace air filters once a month. Dirt and build-up prevent systems from operating at maximum efficiency. Ensure heat registers are dustfree and clear of obstructions like drapes and furniture. Change the direction of your ceiling fan to a clockwise rotation. This forces cooler air upward, sending the warm air down into your living space. Dont forget that thermostats need upkeep as well. Calibrate your thermostat for proper temperature readings and dust the inside and cover with a soft brush. With a little effort, you dont need to sacrifice your familys comfort to save a dime. Protecting Your Home From Winter Outages(StatePoint) Theres nothing cozier than sitting indoors with a steaming cup of hot chocolate on a cool winter day. But when the weather outside is frightful, losing power can be uncomfortable, if not downright dangerous. So how can you help ensure your family a warm and safe winter season? Prepare Preparedness is your best defense in an emergency situation. Whether you expect an outage or not, you should install storm windows and insulate your home properly for the winter. Pack an emergency kit that includes nonperishable food and water. The guideline is about one gallon of water per person per day. And dont forget to have a manual can opener on hand for canned food. Keep a first aid kit handy and teach all the members of your family how to use its contents. A flashlight, a battery operated radio, spare batteries, and a supply of your medications should round out your emergency kit. Prevent You can avoid the danger of an outage with a standby generator that links directly into your natural gas system. The generator will turn on automatically during a power failure or blackout. And with a natural gas generator, you dont have to worry about running out of fuel like you would with a gasoline or diesel-powered one. An added benefit of these types of generators is that they can serve as eco-friendly back-ups for offthe-grid homes powered by alternative energy sources. More information can be found by visiting www.comfortableresponsible.org and clicking on generators.Ž Protect When the power goes out, use common sense and cover up if its really cold. Layers are best, starting with long underwear. Dont forget to wear a hat because most body heat is lost through the top of the head. Mittens and thick socks will protect your digits. If you experience a loss of feeling in your extremities or they appear unusually pale, seek medical attention right away. Likewise, uncontrollable shivering, slurred speech and disorientation are signs of hypothermia and deserve your immediate attention. Remember, the best protection from a power outage is prevention by relying on a backup generator as an alternate energy source. But if your power does go out, make sure you are prepared with necessities and snuggle up with loved ones. (c) Anton Balazh Fotolia.com

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DECEMBER 3, 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 Kids And Business: What Does It Take To Raise An Entrepreneur? The Huffington Post With a growing number of kids already identifying entrepreneurship as their dream career path even if they don't yet know all the fundamentals of inventing a product or starting a business -some parents are taking notice too. So what does it take to help your kid become the next Steve Jobs? Here are five tips Goldstein suggests. 1. Remember, it takes time and money to become an inventor. By Kids For Kids competitions may not have any entry fees, and if a kid's idea reaches the patent stage, Goldstein's company takes care of those costs. But if you're on your own and you're serious about trying to turn your child's idea into a product, you can expect to shell out realworld money for a prototype. It's easier to ballpark patent costs. "A patent typically costs $6,000 to $10,000," Goldstein says. "The process can take anywhere from a little over two years to as long as three and a half years. With all the cutbacks in the government, the examiners are backlogged, and getting a patent approved takes significantly longer than one might expect. In many cases, the patents that are submitted are greatly scrutinized and often rejected for a variety of reasons, and sometimes you'll need to resubmit and make adjustments to the claims." And odds are good that your kid's incredible idea will be rejected. Happens to grownups, too. Goldstein estimates that 90 percent of the patents filed are rejected because something similar has already been filed at the patent office. 2. They Need Your Help. Your kid probably can't get an invention to market without your help. Goldstein estimates that his organization has reviewed over 100,000 children's submissions, "and almost 100 percent of the time, there's some degree of parental involvement. Usually, the ideation is the child's, but in the facilitation of exploring the marketing and protecting the idea, that's where the rubber meets the road." In other words, if you think your child has an incredible idea for a product and you want him or her to pursue it, plan to be very involved in the process. 3. Be willing to step out of the way. Yes, your child needs your time and your money, but you don't want to go too far. If your child runs into an obstacle preventing him or her from finishing his or her product, you might spot the solution right away, but don't just tell your child how to fix their invention. Not yet. Like helping with homework, it's better if you let them try to figure out the problem on their own, "or try to be clever enough where you can guide them to the answer without letting them see what you're doing," Goldstein suggests. "Kids, at a certain age, don't want to be told what to do. They want to be empowered to explore this thing called life." And if you don't give them a chance to do that with their venture, you could muck everything up. 4. Don't be a grownup buzzkill. In the idea stage, especially, and in putting together a prototype, it doesn't hurt to let your kid's neurons fire up and see where his or her mind goes. Goldstein recalls that his daughter created her crayon holders by rummaging through the kitchen trash can and pulling out some plastic tubes that had been on some roses he had given his wife. The tubes, which were the same thickness as the rose stem, were also the same thickness as the crayons, Jessica noticed, and if she put her broken crayons into the rose stem holders, suddenly the thin, broken crayon was thicker and able to be used. A grownup probably wouldn't have thought to pick through trash in search of a solution. "Kids are new to the world, with no preconceived notions of what can be done," Goldstein says. "Everything and anything is possible, and as long as something isn't dangerous or harmful, you should encourage them to think outside of what seems possible." 5 Push them to be problem-solvers, not inventors. "There are only a few Bill Gateses and Steve Jobses in the world," Goldstein says. "Your children have more to gain by participating in and learning the inventor's problem-solving skills rather than trying to come up with an invention that the world will embrace. Our organization is not about finding the home runs. It's all about the bunts and singles, because not everybody is going to rise to the top, but your kids can be successful if they learn to be problem-solvers, because that's what an inventor is. They find solutions to our problems. The win isn't getting a kid to come up with the next hula hoop or pet rock -the win is getting a kid to become a problem-solver, so they can always survive and thrive in the world. And if you can teach your kids those skills, some of them will come up with the greatest thing since sliced bread, while others will learn the ability and have the resources to solve everyday problems -and that, in our world, is what being a success is all about." €



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With the many sex accusations that has come up regarding Herman Cain, it is apparent to most of the African American community that Herman truly did not remember the history and on-going battle that Black Americans faced and still facing. Republican presidential hopeful Herman Cain, battling allegations of infidelity, said on Wednesday he would decide whether to continue his campaign after a face-to-face talk with his wife about his affair or financial contributions that his wife did not know about to Ginger White of Atlanta. While vowing not to end his candidacy over accusations he had a long-term affair, the former pizza company executive said a frank talk on Friday with Gloria, his wife of 43 years, would be a big part of a "reassessment" of his White House bid. "I have talked to my wife many times since Monday about this situation. I have not talked to her about this face to face," Cain told reporters. On Monday night Mel Tucker will patrol the sideline as the new head coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars when they host the San Diego Chargers. Tuesday Tucker became the NFLs seventh head coach after the firing of Jack Del Rio. With Tucker, Jacksonville and all fans of the Jaguars can look towards a brighter future when history shows that even though there have been few black NFL coaches, winners have been Tony Dungy of the Indianapolis Colts, Mike Tomlin of the Pittsburg Steelers, Lovie Smith of the Chicago Bears and Marvin Lewis of the Cincinnati Bengals. Last season Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin was out to claim his second Super Bowl title in three years as his team squared off against Green Bay. If the Steelers had won, Tomlin would have been the first African American to lead his team to two Super Bowls. In fact last season both Tomlin and Lovie Smith of the Chicago Bears are on the verge of making Super Bowl history. Tomlin and Smith both led their teams to victories in the second round of the NFL playoffs. The Steelers defeated the New York Jets and the Bears lost to the eventual Super Bowl champion Packers respectively. Tomlin and Smith could have become the first two black coaches to reach multiple Super Bowls. In 1989, Oakland Raiders owner Al Davis hired Art Shell, making him the first African-American head coach in the modern-day NFL. By 2002, just prior to the Rooney Rule being instituted, there were still only two African American head coaches in the NFL: Herman Edwards of the New York Jets and Tony Dungy of the Indianapolis Colts. But when the Oakland Raiders promoted Hue Jackson from offensive coordinator to head coach, it brought the total number of African American head coaches in the NFL today to seven as Mike Singletary was still in San Francisco. Tomlin was the fifth African-American head coach to take a team to the Super Bowl in the last five years. From Shells hiring in 1989 to Tuesdays promotion of Tucker, just 19 African Americans have been head coaches in the NFL; of that number, five were interim head coaches like Tucker. Oakland Raiders Hue Jackson, Pittsburgh SteelersMike Tomlin, Indianapolis Colts Jim Caldwell, Tampa Bay Buccaneers Raheem Morris Cincinnati Bengals Marvin Lewis Chicago Bears Lovie Smith. Herman Cains Run for President Now Left to Wife A western Georgia business crane company sported on his trucks that he has instituted a new company policy. The policy is not to hire any one else until President Obama is gone. After receiving so many e-mails, telephone calls, and comments on his web site, he changed his companys telephone number and closed down his website which showed that he was proned to anti-Obama conspiracy theories. President Obama has signed a law that will help small business owners if they hire new workers. 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Critical funding for AIDS education, prevention and drug assistance programs in Florida has taken a beating under the Republican-led Legislatures budget whacking policies of the last decade. Florida already has the longest wait list in the nation for the drug assistance program with over 3,900 people in need of lifesaving medication. Under Gov. Rick Scott and our current GOP controlled Legislature, the future doesnt look bright for these programs. Rcvtkeg"QPgcn Tgx0"Ft0"Ncytgpeg Ft0"Ectqn{p Yknnkcou Yjkvg"Jqwug"Uc{ Tgeqoogpfcvkqp"ku"vq Xgvq"IQR"Tgiwncvqt{"Dknnu Ikpigt"Yjkvg Jgtocp"cpf"Inqtkc"Eckp Comedian Patrice O'Neal has died after suffering a stroke last month. He was 41. A Boston native, O'Neal made his Def Jam Comedy debut in 2007. Carolyn Williams, a native of Jacksonville, an Associate Professor in the Dept. of History, Director of the Gender Studies,UNFdied. Rev. Dr. Robert Lawrence, Zion Hope Missionary Baptist Church of Ft. Pierce, Florida and a Brunswick native, died Wednesday. The Republican-controlled House is set to vote on two bills that would require agencies to consider alternative regulations based on their costs and benefits and to limit the costs new regulations would place on small businesses. Reducing regulations on businesses has been a priority of congressional Republicans. The budget office said they will recommend President Obama veto such bills. Xkpkc"Jcnn."325

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Differences In GratitudeBy Daris HowardI was 19 years old, living in New York, and a long way from home. It was Thanksgiving time, and I knew I would not be able to go home for Thanksgiving. Two different families. that attended the same church I did, invited me to Thanksgiving dinner. The first dinner was to be at about noon, and the second would be around 7:00 in the evening. Being young, and having a big appetite, I figured I would be fine accepting both. On that morning, I ate a light breakfast so I could heartily enjoy the feasting of the day. The father of the first family was a company executive, and the family had a lot of money. I was sure it would be a great meal. I arrived at their home at about 11:00 as requested. As I approached the house, the aroma of roasting turkey, pumpkin pie, sage, and many other smells filled the air, making my mouth water. I was invited in, and spent some time visiting with the father until dinner was ready. When we stepped into the dining room, I was amazed. Though there were only the two parents and two children, a table large enough to hold an army brigade was set and beautifully decorated. It was loaded with every conceivable type of food for the season. At one end sat pies of every variety, outnumbering the people to eat them by at least two to one. As everyone took their place at the table, I expressed my amazement that they could put together that much food in one morning. The mother blushed. Actually, we just purchased most of it already made. The only thing I really cooked was the turkey and the potatoes. Before we ate, as was their tradition, the father of the home called on each one to share something they were thankful for. Each member of the family, amid the opulence that surrounded them, struggled to find something. The father was grateful for his job, the mother for their new car, the children for a new bike, and a special doll. Home cooked or not, the meal was wonderful, and I ate until I could hardly waddle my way from the table. I enjoyed most of the afternoon with them before heading to the second dinner. The second home was a poor, immigrant family. The family, including children from about 3 years old to beautiful teenage daughters, excitedly greeted me when I arrived. There were seven children in all, plus the parents, and they all lived in a small two bedroom apartment. As we sat down to dinner, the turkey was more likely a chicken, and not a large one at that. But even though the food was not fancy, there was plenty of bread, beans, and other simpler foods filling the table. After everyone was seated, the father asked each person to share what they were thankful for. Starting with the oldest daughter, each child expressed thanks for food, a nice place to live, and especially for family. No one mentioned anything about material things except for the necessities of life. When the fathers turn came, he became emotional as he expressed, in his broken English, his love and gratitude for his family, his thankfulness for their new citizenship in this great country, and for the freedoms from tyranny that they enjoyed here. When it was my turn, the many material possessions I had seemed insignificant. Instead, I thought of my own family at home who would be enjoying their own meal and praying for my safety as I was far from home. I also looked at the beautiful smiling faces around me, and thought of my new friends. Awkwardly, I expressed my gratitude not for things, but for people good people. Then we ate what was probably the simplest, and, yet, one of the most satisfying meals of my life as I pondered my fuller understanding of true thankfulness.PAGE A-2 THESTAR DECEMBER 3, 2011 OPINIONS OWNER/PUBLISHER CLARA JACKSON McLAUGHLIN MANAGEMENT LONZIE LEATH, RINETTA M. FEFIE SALES & MARKETING G. 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The Schola Cantorae of the Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine under the director of Shannon McKay will provide music for the service. Night Prayer is the final liturgical service in a given day. It is the equivalent of bedtime prayer and is part of the traditional practices of many Christian religions including Catholic, Orthodox, Anglican, Episcopalian and Lutheran.

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AGE A-4 THE STAR DECEMBER 3, 2011 E kaabo (pronounced eh-kah-bow). Welcome.GIVING FROM THE HEART DANCE STUDENTS HONOR ERNESTINE COX. During the weekend in midOctober that continues to play like a moving camera in my mind because of a whirlwind of activities, one very special event was a banquet honoring nonagenarian Ernestine Cox, former dance instructor and co-owner, with Priscilla Jones, of Gretel and Gertie Dance School. A group of Mrs. Coxs former students conceived of the tribute in recognition of her contribution to their lives through the art of dance. In the days of segregation, the Gretel and Gertie Dance School was the only establishment introducing the art of dance, including tap and ballet, to young African American girls and boys. Mrs. Cox and the school were so renowned that the City of Jacksonville paid for her and her students to travel to New York City for a command performance at the 1964 Worlds Fair. One of those students, Edgaranna Jones-Bardwell, travelled from Atlanta to honor Mrs. Cox. Other students in attendance included Dr. Charles Simmons, III and Leola Dudley. The host committee, Brenda Onfroy, Anest McCarthy, Murnace Coleman, Elizabeth Holmes Bing, Ronald Galvin, and Onfroys daughter, Monica Harris held the event at The Place, the banquet room owned by Carl Gamble and Nola Lester, locatedon the corner of 8 th and Main Streets in Historic Springfield. Guests enjoyed an extensive menu which included oriental chicken wings, Swedish meatballs, spaghetti casserole, and more. After expressing her gratitude for the thoughtful party, Mrs. Cox proved to guests that she still had the dance in her, as she treated us to a few entertaining moves.ROSALIND AUNTIE ROZ BURROUGH HOSTS EDWARD WATERS COLLEGE STUDENTS For the past four years, Roz Burrough has generously hosted a cookout at her home for out-of-town EWC students, who spend their Thanksgiving in Jacksonville. Anyone who knows Roz knows she has a soft spot for young folks toddlers, teens, and young adults alike. The tradition began a few years ago, when Roz performed in concert with the EWC Concert Choir and the Jacksonville Symphony. The next year, the gathering welcomed Barbara Bowie, the newly hired Director of the EWC Concert Choir. This year, any student who did not get home for the holiday was invited to attend. Modestly, Roz does not take credit for all the work and preparations. She praises the generosity of friends who donate money, prepare food, and give of their time for this worthwhile event. The main dish this year was delicious barbecue, spareribs and chicken, prepared by Chef Bernard Cromity. Gloria Lovett gets a gold ring for the slamming homemade gourmet cole slaw with pineapple. There was a wonderful rice and mixed vegetable dish, potato salad, baked beans, green beans, and desserts of coconut and pound cakes, sweet potato pies, and a peach cobbler that still has me salivating! TALK OF THE TOWN! Brenda, Anest, Ron, Murnace, Elizabeth, and Monica, by paying tribute to Mrs. Cox, you also honor ancient traditions of African cultures which hold the elders of society in the highest regard. Roz, the concept of it takes a village came to mind as I considered the positive impact of your kindness on the young adults at the party. For your gift of giving from the heart, you all are this weeks TALK OF THE TOWN!GLOBALJAX recently hosted a public forum, part of their Global Perspective Series, on the impact of social media on social movements, government, politics, and revolution in French speaking countries of Africa. Journalists from thirteen African Francophone nations Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Central African Republic, Cote dIvoire, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Guinea, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal, and Togo shared their perspectives as they fielded questions from the public, community and business leaders. The visiting journalists are: Abdel Kader Barry, Head of Programs, Radio Courtoisie, Togo; Pierre Claver Acka Benson, Journalist, Radio Television, Ivoirienne Cocody, Cote dIvoire; Boubacar Diallo Amadou Hama, President, ANEPI (National Association of Independent Press Editors), Niger; Kadar Ali Diraneh, Director, Radio and Television of Djibouti, Djibouti; Safietou Kane, Journalist, Le Quotidien, Senegal; Yaya Konate, Editor-in-Chief of TV News, Office de la Radio Television du Mali, Mali; Emelyne Muhorakeye, Director of Information, Radio Tele Renaissance, Burundi; Honore Benjamin Nahum, Chief Editor and Director of Programs, Groupe de Presse La Gazette du Golfe, Benin; Babacar Baye Raymond Ndiaye, Journalist at CRIDEM, Mauritania; Samuel Obiang Mbana Mangue, Journalist, Agence France Presse (AFP) and Radio Pan Africa, Equatorial Guinea; Ruth Elvire Mygnolet Sandzou Ghiamama Sports Journalist, Gabon; Mohamed Lamine Soumah, Reporter, Presidential Press Office, Guinea; Caroline Tuina-Ouanre, Editor in Chief, National Television of Burkina, Burkina Faso; Prospert Yaka Maide, Government Press Agency and Communications Advisor, PRADD Central African Republic In a country like Burkino Faso, where most people live for under $1 a day, the idea of buying a newspaper for $1 is not a consideration. In some countries, presidential offices are employing parallel social media identities to infiltrate and mislead the followers. But, in Gabon, the president and first lady are using the genre for panel discussions and open dialogue with the citizens. In countries where social media is used most often, it is prolific among young people. As we have seen in America and around the world, the use of social media in these African countries has proven to be effective in getting people to join demonstrations for social causes. GlobalJax is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization working to create a more vibrant, inclusive and international Jacksonville. GlobalJax serves Northeast Florida by showcasing its international community. For more information visit their website at www.globaljax.org Talk of the Town! Talk of the Town! by Frances Bradley Volume Burks, Photographer Mrs. Ernestine Cox Mrs. Ernestine Cox with three of her grand nephews and niece (L-R) Edgaranna Jones-Bardwell, Cheryl Culbefrt Flowers, Portia Hilliard Coleman, Alpha Smith Brannon, Janice Dixon-Thomas, Meredity Mitchell, and Jaceta Weaver Samms The Host Committee includes (Standing, L-R) Anest McCarthy (2nd from left) and Ron Galvin. Sitting, L-R Anne, and Brenda Onfroy Umm Good! Joyce Price and Harriet Sanders serving dessert to the students Leonella Black, Kenneth Burrough, and Roz Burrough Another Floradale denizen = Hope Miles Drayton and TALK OF THE TOWN!'s Frances Bradley Jayvan Suggs, a cutie patooty and Gloria Lovett Guests enjoying the food and camrarderie Deborah Bell and Elaine Kitchings L-R: Frances Bradley,; Mike Williams, Miami, Florida; Bobby Saviory, Orlando, FL; and Joel Snell, Ft. Myers, FL; and Delores Suggs Milton Seated are the visiting journalists from thirteen African nations Safietou Kane, Senegal and Ok Sun Burks Safietou Kane, Senegal L-R: Pierre Benson, Cote d Ivoire; Nimba Tokpa, llocal fashion designer from Cote d Ivoire; and Safietou Kane, Senegal

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Around The Area Around The Area PAGE A-6 THE STAR DECEMBER 3, 2011 Mayor Visits Holiday Events, Encourages People to Visit DowntownNov. 28, 2011 Mayor Alvin Brown and his family helped bring in the holiday season at the 25th Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony at the Jacksonville Landing. The 56-foot-tall artificial tree is decorated with 78,454 lights and 240 ornaments. The display will remain up in the Landings public courtyard until the New Year. This type of event helps to define our community in Jacksonville, said the mayor. It is family friendly fun to draw people to our downtown. This is a great opportunity for everyone to come downtown, sample some of Jacksonvilles best restaurants and enjoy a stroll along our treasured St. Johns River. The day after the tree lighting, Mayor Brown toured the Northbank Riverwalk to visit with spectators during the 27th Annual Light Parade. This year, the Light Parade was able to go on despite city budget cuts. Through a public-private partnership, community and business leaders raised $65,000 to put on the event and a fireworks show. More than 60 boats, each decorated in a holiday theme, meandered along the St. Johns River in a holiday parade unique to Jacksonvilles downtown. The event draws an estimated 200,000 people Downtown. This is what can happen when the private sector and public sector work together for everyones good, said Mayor Brown. I commend the civic-minded leaders with The Landing, Downtown Vision Inc., Visit Jacksonville, the Jacksonville Marine Association and many others for their dedication to this holiday tradition. Thanksgivings Day Dinner and Wedding Anniversary Mayor Brown and Family Volunteer for the Holiday Photo by Frank M. Powell, III of The Florida StarThe celebrations included Thanksgiving dinner and wedding anniversary recognition for Earle and Bertha 67th wedding anniversary, the couple's son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Ozell Richardson's 40th, and first grandson and granddaughter-in-law, Anthony and Denitra Jay's 21st wedding anniversary. The celebrations were held on Thanksgivings Day in the Greater Mount Vernon Missionary Baptist Church's annex with a number of family and friends attending from five states, and Florida. To the union of Earle and Bertha Richardson are nine children, twenty one grands, forthyfour great grands, and two great great grands Earle Richardson 88 and Bertha Richardson 83 Birthdays in December. Standing: Tony Richardson, Hannah Murray, Michael L. Richardson, Shelia Gordon, Reniya Billups, Elaine Billups, Denitra Jay, Karen Jay, Jacqueline Richardson, Lamont Lawton, Janelle Gordon, Sean Murray, I, Sean Murray, II, and Timothy Murray. Seated: Jordan Richardson, Earle Richardson, (standing TaMiyah Gordon & Leah Murray), Bertha Richardson, Ozell Richardson, Michael Richardson. Mayor Brown Gives Thanks to Jacksonvilles Military PopulationMayor Alvin Brown was on hand to thank the men and women in our armed forces during the Jacksonville Jaguars Military Appreciation Day on Sunday, Nov. 27, 2011. In Jacksonville, one of every four people is either a veteran or still in the service. We pride ourselves in being military-friendly, said the mayor. These brave men and women arent just service members, they are our brothers, sisters, neighbors and friends. The military also is one of Jacksonvilles major employers. The military presence in Jacksonville accounts for an annual economic impact of $12.1 billion throughout the city and a total of $14.2 billion throughout the region. Mayor Brown and Family Help Fill the Thanksgiving Volunteer RanksJacksonvilles First Family was among hundreds of volunteers who flocked to area shelters on Thanksgiving to ensure that the less fortunate would enjoy a holiday meal. Mayor Alvin Brown made stops at the Clara White Mission, the Salvation Army and the Sulzbacher Center. He also helped to load dinners into taxi cabs at St. Vincents Medical Center for the Meals on Wheels Program. Cab drivers then delivered the meals throughout the community. Accompanying the mayor that morning were his wife, Santhea, and their two sons, Joshua and Jordan. There are a lot of people out there who are hurting. Thanksgiving is about the spirit of family and community. All of us should be coming together to help the less fortunate, said Mayor Brown. Our prayers and volunteerism will help give hope to the hopeless and a sense of opportunity for those who are struggling to find shelter and a more stable life. The mayor thanked all of the volunteers for their work. An estimated 500 meals were served at each site. Loading food for Meals on Wheels Serving at Clara White

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DECEMBER 3, 2011 THESTAR LOCAL FLORIDASECTION B For The Florida Star November 12, 2011, the 80th birthday celebration for Ms. Mattie Chappelle Campbell was held at the luxurious Hyatt Hotel, (downtown Jacksonville) sponsored by her loving daughter, Mrs. Donna Anderson. Ms. Mattie is the founder of The Vieleido Ladies Social Club and oldest living member. Ms. Campbell is a graduate of Bethune Cookman University, and a retired Duval County Educator, one of the most noble professional life choices one can make. A former student, Deacon Ned Lane of New Bethlehem Baptist Church honored her with the performance by their Silent Mime Expression. She is a Golden Soror (over 50 years) Alpha Kappa Sorority, Inc. and was serenaded by them with the AKA Song Pearls. She is a faithful member of Mt. Olive A.M.E. Church under the Pastorate of the late Rev. Reed. Glasses were raised, and the toasts were fitting for a queen, and a lady who touched the lives of so many. My favorite portion of the evening is when her grandson Quentin Gissentanner broke-out in dance with her to Its a Party! by Waka Flocka. Ms. Campbell has some moves! A solo by Mr. Rufus Englis took us way back with Under the Boardwalk and Wind Beneath Wings. Her good neighbor and friend Rev. Ernest Griffin blessed the food, and the party continued. The Master of Ceremony was Mr. Robert Jackson. What a lovely occasion. It was filled with love and spirit. There was laughter, adoration and reflections of a vibrant woman who is still going strong at 80 years young. The music for the event was provided by Mr. Marvin Robinson whose fusion of oldies and contemporary selections keep the party lively. A great time was had by all. There were 9 guests attending who were also celebrating birthdays in the month of November, and they were presented with roses. Mattie Chappelle Campbell80th Birthday Celebration

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Ritz Jazz Jamm Presents: ALEX BUGNON, Ritz Theatre and Museum, on Saturday, December 3, 2011, 829 N. Davis Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Contact 904.632.5555 for more information. SUNDAY ARTFUSION this Sunday, December 4, 2011 at MOCA Jacksonville, 333 N. Laura Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Call 904.366.6911 for more information. Jacksonville Jaguars vs. San Diego Chargers, Monday, December 5, 2011, EverBank Field, 1 Everbank Field Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32202. For more information contact 904.633.6100. HOLIDAY ON THE RIVER CONCERT SERIES, Monday, December 5, 2011, The Jacksonville Landing, 2 Independent Dr. W., Jacksonville, FL 32202. Call 904.353.1188 for more information. LaVilla Symphonic Band onTuesday, December 6, 2011, 6:15 p.m. at the Jacksonville Landing, 2 Independent Dr. #250, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Kmart Presents WWE Smackdown this Tuesday, December 6, 2011, at the Veterans Memorial Arena, 300 A. Philip Randolph Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32202 Contact 904.630.3900 for all information. MOSH Senior Day: Wednesday, December 7, 2011, at the Museum of Science and History (MOSH), 1025 Museum Circle, Jacksonville, FL 32207. For more information call 904.396.MOSH. 2011 Gingerbread Extravaganza, Thursday, December 8, 2011, from 11:00 AM 5:00 PM, at the Jacksonville Historical Society, 317 A. Philip Randolph Blvd.at Old Andrews, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Call 904.665.0064 for more information. HOLIDAY POPS on Friday, December 9, 2011, from 8:00 PM 12:00 AM, at the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, 300 W. Water Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Contact 904.354.5547 for all information. THE JACKSONVILLE LANDING FARMERS MARKET: Friday, December 9, 2011, at The Jacksonville Landing, 2 Independent Dr. W., Jacksonville, FL 32202. For more information call 904.353.1188. Community ActivitiesPAGE B 2 THE Driving Errors Increase As You Age (StatePoint) There may be some truth behind all those jokes about grandma behind the wheel. Even healthy adults with a safe driving record tend to make more driving errors as they age, such as failing to check blind spots, according to a new study published by the American Psychological Association. Most studies of older drivers have focused on people with dementia or other conditions that might impair their performance behind the wheel. This latest study was comprised of 266 volunteers age 70 to 88 who showed no signs of dementia, lived independently, and drove at least once a week. Normal aging causes distinct declines in brain functioning that could hinder driving skills, including the ability to focus despite distractions on the road, make quick decisions, and avoid other vehicles or pedestrians, the study found. All types of driving errors increased with age, and the errors werent restricted to a small group of unsafe drivers or those with a history of crashes, said lead researcher Kaarin J. Anstey, PhD, a psychologist who directs the Aging Research Unit at Australian National University. It is important to note that there is a large variation in cognitive ability, so some people still have a high level of functioning in later life even if they have suffered some cognitive declines related to normal aging. Study participants completed a battery of cognitive tests and questionnaires about their driving history before they drove on a 12-mile route through city and suburban streets. A professional driving instructor rode in the car, which was equipped with an extra brake on the front passenger side for safety. An occupational therapist sat in the back seat and scored the drivers on various errors, including failure to check blind spots, speeding, sudden braking without cause, veering and tailgating. While men tend to think they are better drivers, they didnt fare any better on the tests than women. Blind spot errors were the most common mistake (among both men and women??), followed by veering across lanes and failure to use turn signals. During the tests, 17 percent of the drivers made critical and potentially hazardous mistakes that required the driving instructor to hit the brake or grab the steering wheel. The rate of critical errors during the driving test quadrupled from the youngest group, age 70 to 74, which had an average of less than one critical error, to the oldest group, age 85 to 89 with an average of almost four critical errors. There were no crashes during the tests, but participants who had reported an accident during the five years before the study also had a higher rate of critical errors. The participants had their vision checked before the driving test, but Anstey said more research is needed to determine if visual ability contributed to the high rate of blind spot errors. No need to take the wheel away from grandma just yet, however. With training on checking blind spots and other driving skills, older drivers usually can remain safe on the roads longer. **** ULYSSES W. WATKINS JR., MD HEALTH NOTES TYPES OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES The processes used in making alcoholic beverages determine the amount of alcohol that is present. There are three main processes: *Fermented juices containing natural sugars. Wines are made by this process; they contain 6 to 14 percent alcohol by volume. *Fermented malt beverages. Beer, which is made from ferment ed malt, has about 4 percent alcohol by volume, while ale has slightly more. *Distilled liquids. The alcohol content of whiskey, gin, rum, brandy, vodka and other distilled liquids range from 40 to 50 percent by volume. Wines, made by fermenting fruit juices, usually come from grape juice. However, other fruits such as currants, plums and berries also are used. The process of fermentation begins when the juice is placed in open containers. Yeast starts the fermentation. The juice is drained off and placed in wooden kegs after 10 days. Fermentation continues for several months. In the final stage of fermentation, air does not reach the fermenting mixture. When the alcohol kills the yeast, the fermentation stops. If some sugar is left after fermentation the wine is sweet. If very little sugar is left, the wine is dry. Fermented malt beverages include BEER and ALE. These malt beverages are made from such grains as corn, rye and barley. Barley grains which have sprouted, been dried, and powdered make the malt. To make beer, the brewer adds ground grain and water to the malt. This mixture is called a mash. An enzyme in the malt changes the starch in the grain into sugar. Which dissolves in water. The liquid portion, called the wort, is drained off. The wort and hops (a small, flowering plant) are boiled, and the fluid is strained off into a fermentation tank and cooled. Brewers yeast, which causes the mixture to ferment, is added. For ten days the yeast changes part of the sugar into alcohol and carbon dioxide. The head, or foam, on a glass of beer is the result of some of the carbon dioxide that did not escape during the fermentation process. The final product is then stored for several weeks. Bottled beer contains from 3.5 to 5 percent alcohol by volume. Ale, made by similar process, has from 6 to 8 percent alcohol by volume. Distilled liquors are produced by boiling fermented liquor and condensing the alcohol and water vapors in a cooling tube. WHISKEY, is usually made from corn, barley or rye. The ground grain is mixed with water and boiled, malt and brewers yeast are added, and the resulting mixture is distilled. Raw whiskey consists of alcohol, water, flavoring matter, and a small amount of colored material. It is aged in charred oak barrels from two to seven years. The whiskey takes up certain substances from the wood. It becomes darker in color during the aging process, and the flavor changes. Whiskey contains 40 to 50 percent of alcohol by volume. When talking about liquor, the phrase one hundred proof means that it contains 50 percent alcohol by volume. GIN is alcohol to which water, flavoring materials, oil of juniper berries, and orange rind are added. Gin is from eighty-five to one hundred proof and is clear in color. BRANDY, made by distilling wine, is from eighty-five to one hundred proof. RUM, is made from sugar cane molasses to which yeast is added. The liquid is distilled. Rum may contain 80 to 140 proof alcohol. Vodka is made from fermented rye, corn, or potatoes and is 80, 90, or 100 proof alcohol. Health Notes Announcements, meetings, happenings, and community events scheduled in Jacksonville and the surrounding area Real Life StoriesWHO IS IN CHARGE?When a loved one passes away the first issue we must deal with is who is responsible for taking charge. That question has two answers depending on what is being done. There is a Florida law which outlines the priority for a responsible person who is in charge of making funeral arrangements. There is another Florida law which establishes a priority for who services as personal representative and takes control of a deceased persons estate for winding down their affairs and distribution of assets. As illustrated by this example, they may not be the same person. SITUATION: When Mike was 38 he died suddenly of a heart attack and he was single and had no Will. His parents had the highest priority as the persons to take charge and make funeral arrangements, which they did. However, when it came to distributing his assets, the person in charge was the one elected by majority of beneficiaries. As it turns out, Mike had a one year old child born out of wedlock to a 19 year old mother. Much to the displeasure of Mikes parents, the 19 year old mother, acting on behalf of her child, elected herself as personal representative of the estate. She was responsible for handling a substantial amount of money, much of which had been distributed to Mike by his parents as part of his estate planning. Mikes parents where both financial advisors and were well qualified to serve as personal representatives or administers of an estate, but they did not have the highest priority and their work was completed when they arranged and paid for the funeral. All of this can be handled and controlled by the decedent if written documents are executed prior to their death. There is a procedure to designate a legal and responsible person for managing ones funeral and of course, a last will and testament designates a person authorized to serve as personal representative to probate the estate. Understanding these procedures can avoid a lot of confusion. PREPLANNING CAN HELP; WE CAN HELP : Our caring and professional staff includes funeral directors, attorneys, counselors and insurance agents. 529 Kingsley Avenue Orange Park, Florida 32073 (904) 264-1233 yyy0dkxgpuhwpgtcnjqog0eqo PREPLANNING SERVICES SERVICES AT TIME OF DEATH AFTERCARE SERVICES PROBATE OF ESTATES Hkevkvkqwu"Pcog"Cf
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Perfecting and performing the discipline of dance is an art form that requires years of study, discipline, sacrifice (both mentally and physically) as well as true dedication. Many are called but few are chosen amongst the beginning wannabes (many who start as children) and the few who last to the ranks of professionalism. Saleemah E. Knight is definitely one of the chosen. The San Diego, CA. native has spent her entire life from childhood (age 3) up, training in all forms of dance i.e., classical ballet, jazz, modern, and hip hop. She has become one of Hollywoods most sought after dancers and choreographers. Not only does Knight have the natural athletic talent, she is gorgeous and very educated with a BA in Dance from The University of Arizona where she graduated Magna Cum Laude and is currently finishing her Master of Arts Degree in Dance at The University of California, Irvine where she is on a full academic scholarship while teaching undergraduate dance courses. Knights honors in school include The University of Arizonas Medici Fine Arts Scholarship, the Brian Friedman Millennium Dance Scholarship, the Gus Giordano Scholarship, Coca Colas Leadership Scholarship, along with several fellowships and awards from s Claire Trevor School of the Arts. Professionally Knight has appeared in the Disney Broadway Musical the Lion King and has performed in videos and on stage with some of todays top entertainers including Chris Brown, Akon, Tyrese, Jamie Foxx, Ludacris, The Pussycat Dolls and Beyonce just to name a few. Her resume also includes The River North Chicago Dance Company, Gus Giordano, Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, and Donald Byrd. She is also an in demand choreographer, fitness expert and actress. Getting right down to the real nitty-gritty of the showbiz dance world in terms of the sleazy reputation of video dance vixens vs. the more reputable cabaret dancers on TV, Broadway and live concert performances, Knight explains, I really feel like them (the video vixens) and the commercial industry has a lot of background information if you will that people dont understand in terms of what it is to be a commercial dancer. Essentially, when you are a commercial dancer, youre putting yourself out there as an image for artists, music videos and commercials to use to enhance their products In a sense, dancers are being exploited by way of their dancing, their physical characteristics or the way they look. When you go to casting calls, sometimes its not about the dancer that has the choreography down per se but about the dancer that looks the best and is going to sell their products the best. With that being said, I think that in terms of music videos, females and the video vixen idea, dancers have the power to say yes or no to do those things. I can understand both sides as to why dancers end up in those roles. What bout her personally? Knight continues, There are a lot of dancers who will not do those roles because being a video vixen is very different from being a professional dancer. I myself have never done any of that work. A lot of times it is more so geared toward models. There are times as a dancer I am asked to take on a character that is sexual. So I have to make a decision with myself about weather Im going to take on that role or not. And in being sexual, there are lines that you draw and I can go in and out of character based on improvisations that I can create with myself and create a dialogue with the audience to understand who I am weather Im dancing for Tyrese or backup for Jamlie Foxx or what have you. As an astute dance historian, Knight reveals that the concept of the modern video vixen is not new and goes way back starting in the 1920s and even earlier with the minstrel period in vaudeville and early Hollywood where White actors would put on the black face make-up to portray what their concept of Black life was at that time to make fun. Knight elaborates, In the minstrel theatre there was always the character of the mulatto princess who often times was portrayed as a whore. Down through time that character continues to be played over and over and has now found her way into hip hop culture. PAGE B-6 THESTAR DECEMBER 3, 2011ENTERTAINMENT Saleemah E. Knight Poetry In Motion In Dance And Life!By Rych McCain, feedbackrych@sbcglobal.net Photo Courtesy of GICPR Warm Cinnamon-Orange Cider Fall Warm Cinnamon Orange Cider.jpgIngredients: 32 ounces apple cider 2 cups Florida orange juice 2 whole cinnamon sticks 4 pieces whole allspice 2 tablespoons Florida honey Preparation: Heat apple cider, orange juice, cinnamon sticks and allspice to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer 5 minutes. Remove allspice and cinnamon sticks. Stir in honey and serve warm. Florida Mushrooms Stuffed with Feta and Spinach feta.JPGIngredients: 1 package (about 3/4 pound) Florida button mushrooms, stemmed 4 ounces lean bacon slices 1/2 cup onion, diced 1/2 of a 10-ounce package chopped frozen spinach, thawed (squeeze out as much water as possible) 2 ounces feta cheese, crumbled 2 ounces low fat cream cheese, room temperature 1/4 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper Kosher salt and fresh ground pepper to taste Preparation: Preheat oven to 375F. Cook bacon in heavy large skillet until crispy. Transfer bacon to paper towels to drain. After the bacon has completely cooled, crumble into small pieces. Save remaining bacon grease for later use. Heat 2 teaspoons reserved bacon fat in heavy medium skillet over medium heat. Add chopped onion and cook until tender and translucent. Transfer to medium mixing bowl and cool. Combine bacon, spinach, feta, cream cheese, crushed red pepper, and mix well. Taste and adjust seasoning with kosher salt and fresh ground pepper Line 2 large baking sheets with foil. Toss mushrooms with 3 table spoons of the reserved bacon grease in large bowl to coat. Season mushrooms with salt and pepper. Place mushrooms, rounded side down, in single layer on baking sheets. Bake mushrooms until tender, and cooked through (around 15 minutes). Remove mushrooms from oven, let cool slightly and let them drain in a colander. Once the mushrooms have cooled and drained, start stuffing them with the filling by spooning 1 heaping teaspoon of filling into each mushroom cavity. Bake mushrooms until browned and bubbly, around 10 minutes. Serve mushrooms warm or cold. www.freshfromflorida.com Rych McCains Hollyhood Notes!By Rych McCain, feedbackrych@sbcglobal.net and Facebook Charity: Business Entrepreneur and philanthropist Simin Hashemizadeh joined forces with legendary music mogul Percy Miller (aka Master P) to bring seasonal joy to inner-city children. Together they hosted an exclusive red carpet "Invitation Only" Christmas Charity Ball this weekend at the W Hotel in Hollywood to benefit the not-for-profit Urban Born Youth Center, their After School Programs and One Million Gift Toy Drive. Wooli Me: The 3rd Annual Wooli Me natural Hair Expo and Conference takes place this weekend Sat. Dec., 3, 2011 at the City of Carson, CA. Community Center. The events mission is to motivate and inspire the beauty of being natural for people of color. The all day affair includes a fashion show by MC Ms. De Veaux and Simeon Miller, CEO of The Generations Modeling Company; a natural hair show and a Rites of Passage for sistas who desire to get rid of wigs, weaves, pressing, straightening, perms, and treating their hair with dangerous chemicals. Venders booths, Lectures and workshops are also offered. Event speakers are the Expos founder Denise Estelle, her presentation is entitled The Cover Up, Dr. Kari a Tricologist will be talking about Locs, Holistic Practitoner Askia Muwwakkil will be speaking on Is Your Hair Style Killing You? and yours truly Rych McCain, author of Black Afrikan Hair and the Insanity of the Black Blonde Psych. Check out my site www.valleyofmaat.com. DVD: The Help: the summer blockbuster that has gross $168,753,480 so far will be released in time for the holidays on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD, Digital Download and On-Demand December 6th. According to the website Gold Derby, their expert Oscarologists are tied at 11 each on both sides predicting that Viola Davis or Meryl Streep will win Best Actress. Movies: J. Edgar. Warner Bros. Pictures. Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Armine Hammer, Naomi Watts, Judi Dench, Lea Coco, Josh Lucas and Damon Herriman. Directed by Clint Eastwood. Written by Dustin Lance Black. Produced by Brian Grazer, Ron Howard, Robert Lorenz and Clint Eastwood. If you are a crime history buff or are curious about the F.B.I.s mysterious and calophantic creator, this flick may be your cup of tea. Director Eastwood clearly establishes Hoovers homosexuality (which he kept hidden from the public) and his cunning, evil ways which included keeping secret files and dossiers on all of his enemies and those who opposed him. This information was acquired via illegal phone wire taps, hotel and home bugging to you name it. Love or hate this misfit, his genius at solving crimes and innovative investigative and forensic techniques set the standard for modern crime fighting. Hugo. Paramount Pictures. Starring Asa Butterfield, Chloe Grace Moretz, Sacha Baron Cohan, Sir Ben Kingsley and Jude Law. Directed by Martin Scorsese. Produced by Graham King, Tim Headington, Martin Scorsese and Johnny Depp. The plot of this one is pretty weird to follow and doesnt begin to make sense until halfway through the film. Hugo (Butterfield) is out to solve a mystery left by his dad who died when he was young and is aided by a cutie-pie village girl named Isabelle (Moretz). This one may be confusing to the point of boredom. Save it for rental. Hit me up at feedbackrych@sbcglobal and Facebook Study, Observe and Win! Rych

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Man and Teenager Holds Five People at GunpointA man and a teenager were arrested on felony charges for holding five people at gunpoint. Denzel Ellis, 20, and a juvenile accomplice confronted a man at a garage with a gun. The two suspects forced themselves into the residence and demanded money from everybody inside. There was a total of five victims, including a seven-month-old and 2-year-old child. Ellis threatened to kill the children and according to the report, he said, Ill kill the kids if you dont give me money. It aint nothing to me. He then had the man give the suspects 90$ and his cell phone after returning to the garage. Ellis then hit the man in the back of his head with his gun and ran off with the teenage boy. Ellis started firing shots when the victim and two other man started chasing after them. The two suspects were arrested shortly. Ellis was charged with felony home invasion with a firearm or other deadly weapon, aggravated battery, three counts of crimes against person, two counts of kidnapping and other drug-related charges. The teenager was charged with home invasion. Man Gets Killed By Oncoming Angry Teenage Driver A teenager is in the hospital after a fatal crash that left 22year-old Chris S. Thompson dead. Before the incident, 16-year-old Zachary Lambert was on the phone with his sister planning family dinner arrangements. Lambert and his sister have been in foster care at a very young age and his sister described him to be always unhappy and depressed. A report was made to the police of a reckless driver at about 3 a.m. and police began to chase after a white pickup truck. The chase went on for about four miles before the truck crashed into Thompsons car killing him. Lambert was taken to the hospital and is now recovering from his surgery for his injured leg. Police say Lambert has had several felony charges already this year, which were mainly threats to kill people. He also had a felony charge for a bomb threat at his middle school. Lambert will be charged with vehicular homicide, fleeing and attempting to elude, and driving with no license. C&J1 C M Y K Crime and Justice Crime and JusticeA Publication of the Florida Star and Georgia StarDECEMBER 03 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. Student Gets Stabbed by Elderly Man with Ice PickA road rage incident resulted in the stabbing of a college student. The incident started after Wathson Adelson, 20, cut in front of Alcisviades Polanco, 62, on the road. Adelson then slammed the brakes blocking Polanco. Adelson got out of his car and walked over to Polancos vehicle, where a verbal altercation began. The argument turned physical and Polanco went to retrieve an ice pick from his vehicle and started stabbing Adelson in the head and shoulder. Adelson was taken to a nearby hospital where he was listed in critical condition. Nobody is being charged at this time as Polanco was acting in self-defense. According to Floridas law, this is legal even if the other person is unarmed. Investigation continues. Denzel Ellis Wathson Adelson Christopher Thompson

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Drunk Driver Crashes Killing His Passenger A man was arrested after driving drunk in a crash, which killed the passenger in his vehicle. Police said Milton Lee Minier, 25, drove into a concrete wall early in the morning at around 2 a.m., which killed his passenger, 21-year-old Tiffany Manzano. Manzano was also said to have her seatbelts on. After the crash, a sample of Miniers blood was taken and showed that he had a blood-alcohol level of 0.185 percent, which is more than two times the legal limit. Minier was arrested and pleaded guilty to DUImanslaughter with a prison sentence of 10 years. DECEMBER 03 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. Fraud Caution for Senior Citizens Senior citizens are popular fraud targets and here are some reasons why you and your family should be cautious: Senior citizens are most likely to have a "nest egg," to own their home, and/or to have excellent creditall of which make them attractive to con artists. People who grew up in the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s were generally raised to be polite and trusting. Con artists exploit these traits, knowing that it is difficult or impossible for these individuals to say "no" or just hang up the telephone. Older Americans are less likely to report a fraud because they don't know who to report it to, are too ashamed at having been scammed, or dont know they have been scammed. Elderly victims may not report crimes, for example, because they are concerned that relatives may think the victims no longer have the mental capacity to take care of their own financial affairs. When an elderly victim does report the crime, they often make poor witnesses. Con artists know the effects of age on memory, and they are counting on elderly victims not being able to supply enough detailed information to investigators. In addition, the victims' realization that they have been swindled may take weeks or more likely, months after contact with the fraudster. This extended time frame makes it even more difficult to remember details from the events. Senior citizens are more interested in and susceptible to products promising increased cognitive function, virility, physical conditioning, anti-cancer properties, and so on. In a country where new cures and vaccinations for old diseases have given every American hope for a long and fruitful life, it is not so unbelievable that the con artists products can do what they claim. 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 Family Members Attack Grandfather Over Electric Bill A fight that broke out against a 57-yearold man over an electric bill, led to two arrests. Police said an argument started within a family at an apartment over an electric bill. The 24-year-old granddaughter, Alexis Michelle Townsend, tried to hit her grandmother. Larry Bryant, the grandfather, grabbed his granddaughters wrist to keep her from hitting his wife and told her that he would not allow it. Bryants 25-year-old grandson, Kenneth Eric Townsend, and his granddaughters 26-year-old boyfriend, Leephor Hills, charged at him and his head hit the wall, which knocked him unconscious. Kenneth, Alexis, and Hills then started hitting and kicking him in the head. Bryant was taken to a nearby hospital and was treated for his fractured skull and eye socket. He was also bleeding behind his left eye and had a possible spinal fracture. He was released after his treatment. AlexisTownsend was arrested for assault and aggravated battery causing great bodily harm. Hills was arrested for the same charges, including probation violation. Police are looking for Kenneth Eric Townsend. Alexis Michelle Townsend Leephor Hills Milton Minier

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Man on Probation Says He is a Changed Man But Kills Woman Colorado Springs, COMarcus Smith, 21, was accused of killing 87-year-old Kathryn Kit Grazioli. Her body was found burned and police could not even identify her gender. Police were able to identify her after finding a denture plate in her mouth. After going to the address of her home, they found the screen of her window missing and her car missing as well. Her car was found two blocks away from the home. The fingerprints found at Graziolis home and her car matched that of Smiths. Smith was arrested for first-degree murder. Prior to this murder, Marcus was arrested in 2009 for breaking in and burglarizing a home. Two months later, Smith left 50$ and a letter at the door of the home apologizing to the man and saying that he was a new man. He asked for forgiveness and also left his phone number. The homeowner called the cops and Smith was tracked down and arrested. Smith was placed on probation for five years. The recent murder of Grazioli shows that maybe Smith is not the new man he claimed to be. Records show that Smith actually has a long history of arrests and has been arrested at least 14 times since 2003 for burglary, theft, robbery or motor vehicle theft. DECEMBER 03, 2011 THE STAR C&J 3Bizarre Crimes Bizarre Crimeswho, what, when...huh? Other Unusual Crimes Across the Nation Man Dresses as Woman to Forge Bad Checks Police have been looking for a suspect, who they thought was a large-framed woman. A man had been using the alias Shavone Love and dressing like a woman to carry out her work of crime. He was accused of purchasing merchandise, buying gift cards, making transactions, etc. with bad checks and fake names. Nobody knew that Miss Love was actually not a woman. The suspect was later wanted, but the crime spree continued. After investigation, police discovered that the suspect was actually a 32-year-old man named Corey Jermaine Freeman. Reports also say that he had 37 prior arrests on charges of forgery, fraud, larceny, battery, and cocaine possession. Freeman was arrested four months later. Records show that he faces a total of 33 criminal counts. His charges include two counts of forgery of a check, two counts of uttering a forged check, two counts of criminal use of personal identification information and one count of grand theft. Woman Throws Baby and Tries to Run Over Man A woman was arrested after throwing a 2-month-old child and trying to run over a man. Anita Redden, 29, had called a man over because she wanted him to take the baby, who had a fever, to the hospital. When he arrived, the two began to argue. Redden was said to be holding the sick baby and throwing it on the bed making the baby scream. Redden then attacked the man by kicking him in the groin, jumping on his back, and punching him in the face. The man started to yell at his friend who was outside to call the police and Redding took several children from the home into her Ford Explorer. As she was backing out, she threatened the man that she would hit him with her car. Witnesses said that they saw her hit the accelerator and hit the man with the rear end of the Explorer. She then sped off as the man was knocked down to the ground. Warrants were issued and Redden was finally arrested two weeks later. She is charged with battery by touch or strike, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and child abuse without great harm. Man Leaves Wallet Behind and Facebook on in Burglary Stephanie White had come home one day to find another car parked in her driveway with the engine on. She immediately suspected someone was inside her home, so she opened the door to the car, turned off the engine, took the key and a wallet she found on the seats. She then drove away and parked a distance to watch her house. A man finally came out of the house with stolen items and put them in his car. He then saw that his keys were missing and decided to run after realizing he had no car to escape with. Police later found out that he jumped into a lake and broke into another home leaving puddles of water looking for somewhere to hide. He had also left the victims laptop on logged into his Facebook. The name on the ID in the wallet left at Whites house matched that of the name that was logged into Facebook at the second home. Police are now in search for Trevor Jones 2-Year-Old Daughter Thrown into River While Strapped in Car Seat San Diego, CAU.S. Marshals went on an eight day manhunt and tracked down Arthur Morgan III, who is originally from New Jersey, in San Diego. Morgan was suppose to take his daughter, Tierra Glover, to go see the movie Happy Feet Two The girls mother called police after the two didnt come back. Three teenagers later saw the baby floating down a river in a car seat.The child did not survive and autopsy showed that the baby was thrown into the river. Morgan will be charged with murder of his daughter. Corey Jermaine Freeman Anita Redden

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DECEMBER 03, 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 MISSINGCHILDREN Robbery AttemptA restaurant worker said that the suspect may have been armed with a gun. The robbery took place at a Dennys restaurant. The suspect was a white female, who was possibly around her 50s. She was about 5 with a small build and gray hair. She was last seen in snug-fitting jeans, a baggy hoodie with a black front zipper, white tennis shoes, and dark framed reading glasses. The suspect went to the restaurant and told a waitress that she had a gun and was going to rob the place. She then told her to not set off any alarms. The waitress asked the suspect to take her hand out of her pockets to see if she was pretending to have a gun. When the manager showed up, the suspect ran out of the restaurant without showing her gun and left in a Chevy or a GMC that was parked near a Taco Bell. 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. MOSTWANTED Name: Lanair Andre Crawley Offense: Aggravated Battery w/Deadly Weapon Name: Brian Floyd Offense: Felony Battery Name: Charles Gayland Young Offense: Armed Burglary Name: Christian Hudson Age: 16 Weight: 150 lbs Last seen: 9/09/11 Name: Traushaundra Jaleeza Linton Age: 17 Weight: 200 lbs Last seen: 9/02/11 Name: Antonio Edgardo Marino Age: 17 Weight: 140 lbs Last seen: 11/17/11 Name: Kiara Taneesha George Age: 15 Weight: 160 lbs Last seen: 11/13/11 Name: Alexis J. McLeod Age: 17 Weight: 155 lbs Last seen: 11/20/11

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DECEMBER 3, 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 Sleeping with marbles under your pillow sounds like an average 8-year-old thing to do. Selling marbles for 500 bucks a pop? Not so much. Harli Jordean isn't your average 8-year-old apparently. The London-based entrepreneur has turned his love for the game of marbles into a bonafide business, selling the colored glass orbs on his website, marbleking.co.uk, and fetching as much as 500 pounds per item (such as this limited edition Duke of York table). Harli's business is said to be bringing in thousands of pounds per year, with orders rolling in from as far as the U.S. Before earning the title of the world's youngest CEO, Harli's parents had long been referring to him by another name -The Marble King. "Harli has been obsessed with marbles ever since he was six," his mother, Tina, told the Daily Mail. "He used to sleep with them under his pillow. The last thing he talks about before going to bed is marbles and they are the first things he mentions in the morning...His obsession became so big we started calling him the Marble King," she says. Harli's marble mania led him to the web, where he found only a limited selection of his beloved toy, sparking the idea to start a site of his own. Now, with his mother and brother serving as "behind the scenes copartners," as his site reads, Harli's on his way toward dominating the marble market, eventually becoming co-owner and even creating a branded collection of "Marble King" marbles...once he's old enough. Got a budding business owner on your hands? Check out these tips on what it takes to raise an entrepreneur on Prep Rap Page 4. Harli Jordean, 8-Year-Old Entrepreneur, Builds His Fortune Selling Marbles Online

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DECEMBER 3, 2011 PREP RAP PR 2 Tips That Let You Turn Down The Thermostat(StatePoint) With todays high fuel prices, heating your home in the cooler months can be expensive. By turning your thermostat back 10 to 15 degrees for eight hours, you can save up to 15 percent a year on your heating bill, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. There are basic steps homeowners can take to maintain a comfortable home while living with a lower thermostat setting, says Bob Vila, home renovation and repair expert. To help you get started, Vila offers some useful advice: Seal Your Drafts One way to make sure youre not throwing money out the window is to ensure heats not escaping through it as well. From mail slots to doorways, to cracks and loose window fittings, air leaks can be found throughout the entire home, sending heated air outside. Without compromising the ventilation system or air quality, you can seal most of these leaks by applying weather-stripping. Weather-stripping comes in many forms, including adhesivebacked foam strips for door and window frames, sealants for cracks and shrink-film for windows. Many come with easy application features. Warm air can even leave a room through electrical outlets. Seal these holes tight with fire retardant plastic foam outlet covers. Gather Round Not all rooms should be treated equally when it comes to heating, says Vila. By targeting only frequently used rooms of the home, you can turn down the thermostat and save energy. But dont forget to close the doors of rooms not in use. Portable heaters are ideal for zone heating because there is no installation involved, so you can create cozy spaces quickly. But traditional units can get very hot, posing a risk to pets, children, and flammable materials like curtains and carpet. Opt for a product with no exposed heating elements, advises Vila. You get the warmth you want without any risks. For example, EdenPURE heaters dont get hot to the touch, dont have exposed heating elements that can cause a fire, and wont reduce humidity or oxygen in a home. For more information, visit www.edenpure.com. Five Minute Fixes There are also many quick fixes that will help you heat efficiently. Between annual furnace checkups, clean or replace air filters once a month. Dirt and build-up prevent systems from operating at maximum efficiency. Ensure heat registers are dustfree and clear of obstructions like drapes and furniture. Change the direction of your ceiling fan to a clockwise rotation. This forces cooler air upward, sending the warm air down into your living space. Dont forget that thermostats need upkeep as well. Calibrate your thermostat for proper temperature readings and dust the inside and cover with a soft brush. With a little effort, you dont need to sacrifice your familys comfort to save a dime. Protecting Your Home From Winter Outages(StatePoint) Theres nothing cozier than sitting indoors with a steaming cup of hot chocolate on a cool winter day. But when the weather outside is frightful, losing power can be uncomfortable, if not downright dangerous. So how can you help ensure your family a warm and safe winter season? Prepare Preparedness is your best defense in an emergency situation. Whether you expect an outage or not, you should install storm windows and insulate your home properly for the winter. Pack an emergency kit that includes nonperishable food and water. The guideline is about one gallon of water per person per day. And dont forget to have a manual can opener on hand for canned food. Keep a first aid kit handy and teach all the members of your family how to use its contents. A flashlight, a battery operated radio, spare batteries, and a supply of your medications should round out your emergency kit. Prevent You can avoid the danger of an outage with a standby generator that links directly into your natural gas system. The generator will turn on automatically during a power failure or blackout. And with a natural gas generator, you dont have to worry about running out of fuel like you would with a gasoline or diesel-powered one. An added benefit of these types of generators is that they can serve as eco-friendly back-ups for offthe-grid homes powered by alternative energy sources. More information can be found by visiting www.comfortableresponsible.org and clicking on generators. Protect When the power goes out, use common sense and cover up if its really cold. Layers are best, starting with long underwear. Dont forget to wear a hat because most body heat is lost through the top of the head. Mittens and thick socks will protect your digits. If you experience a loss of feeling in your extremities or they appear unusually pale, seek medical attention right away. Likewise, uncontrollable shivering, slurred speech and disorientation are signs of hypothermia and deserve your immediate attention. Remember, the best protection from a power outage is prevention by relying on a backup generator as an alternate energy source. But if your power does go out, make sure you are prepared with necessities and snuggle up with loved ones. (c) Anton Balazh Fotolia.com

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DECEMBER 3, 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 Kids And Business: What Does It Take To Raise An Entrepreneur? The Huffington Post With a growing number of kids already identifying entrepreneurship as their dream career path even if they don't yet know all the fundamentals of inventing a product or starting a business -some parents are taking notice too. So what does it take to help your kid become the next Steve Jobs? Here are five tips Goldstein suggests. 1. Remember, it takes time and money to become an inventor. By Kids For Kids competitions may not have any entry fees, and if a kid's idea reaches the patent stage, Goldstein's company takes care of those costs. But if you're on your own and you're serious about trying to turn your child's idea into a product, you can expect to shell out realworld money for a prototype. It's easier to ballpark patent costs. "A patent typically costs $6,000 to $10,000," Goldstein says. "The process can take anywhere from a little over two years to as long as three and a half years. With all the cutbacks in the government, the examiners are backlogged, and getting a patent approved takes significantly longer than one might expect. In many cases, the patents that are submitted are greatly scrutinized and often rejected for a variety of reasons, and sometimes you'll need to resubmit and make adjustments to the claims." And odds are good that your kid's incredible idea will be rejected. Happens to grownups, too. Goldstein estimates that 90 percent of the patents filed are rejected because something similar has already been filed at the patent office. 2. They Need Your Help. Your kid probably can't get an invention to market without your help. Goldstein estimates that his organization has reviewed over 100,000 children's submissions, "and almost 100 percent of the time, there's some degree of parental involvement. Usually, the ideation is the child's, but in the facilitation of exploring the marketing and protecting the idea, that's where the rubber meets the road." In other words, if you think your child has an incredible idea for a product and you want him or her to pursue it, plan to be very involved in the process. 3. Be willing to step out of the way. Yes, your child needs your time and your money, but you don't want to go too far. If your child runs into an obstacle preventing him or her from finishing his or her product, you might spot the solution right away, but don't just tell your child how to fix their invention. Not yet. Like helping with homework, it's better if you let them try to figure out the problem on their own, "or try to be clever enough where you can guide them to the answer without letting them see what you're doing," Goldstein suggests. "Kids, at a certain age, don't want to be told what to do. They want to be empowered to explore this thing called life." And if you don't give them a chance to do that with their venture, you could muck everything up. 4. Don't be a grownup buzzkill. In the idea stage, especially, and in putting together a prototype, it doesn't hurt to let your kid's neurons fire up and see where his or her mind goes. Goldstein recalls that his daughter created her crayon holders by rummaging through the kitchen trash can and pulling out some plastic tubes that had been on some roses he had given his wife. The tubes, which were the same thickness as the rose stem, were also the same thickness as the crayons, Jessica noticed, and if she put her broken crayons into the rose stem holders, suddenly the thin, broken crayon was thicker and able to be used. A grownup probably wouldn't have thought to pick through trash in search of a solution. "Kids are new to the world, with no preconceived notions of what can be done," Goldstein says. "Everything and anything is possible, and as long as something isn't dangerous or harmful, you should encourage them to think outside of what seems possible." 5. Push them to be problem-solvers, not inventors. "There are only a few Bill Gateses and Steve Jobses in the world," Goldstein says. "Your children have more to gain by participating in and learning the inventor's problem-solving skills rather than trying to come up with an invention that the world will embrace. Our organization is not about finding the home runs. It's all about the bunts and singles, because not everybody is going to rise to the top, but your kids can be successful if they learn to be problem-solvers, because that's what an inventor is. They find solutions to our problems. The win isn't getting a kid to come up with the next hula hoop or pet rock -the win is getting a kid to become a problem-solver, so they can always survive and thrive in the world. And if you can teach your kids those skills, some of them will come up with the greatest thing since sliced bread, while others will learn the ability and have the resources to solve everyday problems -and that, in our world, is what being a success is all about."