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"Florida's statewide black weekly."
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Publisher: Eric O. Simpson, Feb. 14, 1981- .

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Judy Crumitie and eight others in Madison, Florida, near Tallahassee, were arrested and charged with voter fraud in connection to a local school board election in 2010, months after a new law was passed in Florida that made it illegal for absentee ballots to be sent anywhere other than a voters registered address. Police entered her home with guns drawn. It is felt that the new law is intended to disenfranchise, and has elements of race and class. After President Obama was elected, states that were considered Republican, passed new laws, especially those states that had a large number of Democrats, minorities, elderly and low income. These laws were changed, according to the legislatures, to prevent voter fraud. Yet the changes made, including such things as no longer allowing early voting on the Sunday before election and more specific identification, such evidence to validate a females change of name from her birth name, no matter how long ago the change was made. All are now required to have a government issued ID even to register and in Florida, you must show proof of name before you can get a Florida State ID card or drivers license. All of the laws were put in place to be effective before the 2012 election. As the NAACP and other civil rights advise, get the documents now and vote in 2012. What will you be doing this Friday night? Take time to go to a movie, Red Tail.Ž Many young Blacks are not familiar with the Tuskegee Airmen and how they were able to prove competence. Thomas Gary of Jacksonville, joined the Navy in 1945 pursuing his passion to fly airplanes. He met Mr. Charlie Fox, a Tuskegee Airman who was inspired by Garys interest in Aviation and accepted him as his prize student as he taught him how to fly. Gary logged more than 3,250 hours of flying time while in the Navy. He was the only black to attend Navigation School in Sanford in 1964 and was the first Black to fly into Iceland and Norway. After serving 30 years of active duty, Gary worked at the post office, giving 46 years to the U.S. Government. He is now an active Deacon and a 33`Mason. Learn why the movie is called Red TailŽ; let Mr. Gary and those who met the challenge know you are proud and appreciate of the doors they opened. Enjoy the movie! Sharod Edwards is a Navy veteran. He served as a Hospital Corpsman and was therefore a field medic in Iraq where he lost his arm. Edwards has had his new arm for three weeks and is the first person in the world to have the arm. He originally had it on a trial basis but now, it is confirmed that this is his arm with hand, that he will keep. The arm works by muscle impulses that are higher in the arm. Edwards says he is so pleased to have this new addition to his body and so is his wife, children and dog. Rising Gospel Superstar Vashawn Mitchell Earns Six Awards, Including Artist of the Year; Kirk Franklin, Mary Mary, Kim Burrell, The Rance Allen Group and Smokie Norful Also Score Multiple Wins. Two-Hour Special from Nashville's Grand Ole Opry House Airs in Syndication from January 21 to February 26 in over 130 Markets; Primetime Premiere on GMC February 11. I am grateful to stand here, a gracious Mitchell said, as he acknowledged other artists in the category. 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Cant Get to the Store Have The Star Delivered Vjg"Hnqtkfc"Uvct R0"Q0"Dqz"6284; Lcemuqpxknng."HN"54425 Vjg"Hnqtkfc"Uvct. Vjg"Igqtikc"Uvct# Korcev"Tcfkq CO3582 *;26+"988/::56 UKPEG"3;73 62"Hnqtkfc"Ogp"kp"Ugz"Uvkpi Pkpg"Cttguvgf"hqt"Xqvgt"Htcwf"qt"Xqvgt UwrrtguukqpA Tckugf"kp Rqxgtv{. Cneqjqnke"hqt 42"{gctu."Pqy" Tgegkxgf"c Ocuvgt Fgitgg"cv":2 Ms. Virginia Thomas Hktuv"Dkqvke"Cto"Tgekrkgpv"kp Cogtkec"ku"kp"Lcemuqpxknng Osceola County, Florida Osceola County Sheriff's detectives concluded a week long, multi-agency, undercover operation which resulted in 40 suspects arrested and charged with soliciting sex from a child via the Internet and other sex and drug related crimes. Led by the Osceola County Sheriff's Office, Operation Red Cheeks was conducted January 8-16, 2012, in conjunction with detectives, officers and special agents of the Central Florida Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force. The success of this operation was the result of multiple local and state agencies working together in a cooperative effort. Florida Sheriffs and the Florida Sheriff's Association has taken a strong proactive enforcement position to combat these predators statewide. These predators stalk the cyber community looking for children to victimize. This operation resulted in 40 arrests which means at a minimum, 40 children did not fall prey to a sexual deviant,Ž stated Sheriff Bob Hansell. 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Happy New Year! I am always prayerful and hopeful about the future of each new year. According to statistics, the African American community is a faith based society. Although predominately Christian, we as a people believe and actively engage in diverse religious activity. Concurrently at the beginning of the year, many make resolutions. We make promises and plans so that this incoming year, can be better than the former year. I would like to suggest that, in 2012 we take action on our hope for a better new year. Lets resolve to make the year 2012: A YEAR OF COMMUNITY ACTIVISM AND POLITICAL ACCOUNTIBILITY. I will present some strategies and resources of how we as a community, can work our faith to get results. I believe community activism is the key to causing our elected officials to be accountable for their political decisions and policies. Community activism is more much more than telling an elected official off. Community activism is intelligently and strategically voicing an issue or need in your community. It is more than working with citizens who have the authority and power to take action; to address and solve the stated issues or needs. You dear reader, can make a difference. Stop fussing, start solving problems. So, here is Community Activism 101. I will also use an example of a real community problem. How To Be a Community Advocate 1.) Decide on a topic you desire to advocate. For example, street flooding. 2. )Research the need or issue. Advocacy starts with knowledge. 3.) Find other groups that advocate for the same things you do. Join or start a Neighborhood Association Join the Citizens Planning Advisory Committee (CPAC) organization in your neighborhood. Jacksonville's more than 500 neighborhoods are divided into six planning districts each with a Citizens Planning Advisory Committee or 'CPAC'. The primary purpose of the CPAC is to maintain open an effective communication between Jacksonville residents, businesses, neighborhoods, community organizations, educational institutions and city government There are six CPACS in Duval County they are; District 1: Urban Core, District 2: Greater Arlington/Beaches, District 3: Southeast, District 4: Southwest, District 5: Northwest, District 6: North. Please go to the City of Jacksonville website to find out when these groups meet. www.coj.net Having a support system is essential for an advocate. 4.) Get your information out there. Call (904) 630-CITY, to report a problem such as flooding. In order to verify an issue or need, the City of Jacksonville needs to have a record of a community request for a service. Get all of your friends, cousins and colleagues to call. I believe volume is of utmost importance to getting action on a problem. Arrange meetings, seminars and rallies to help your cause. Involve the community by sending out mailings, canvassing your area with fliers and handing out brochures at your local hangouts or heavily trafficked areas. Use social media and email blasts. The more people that know, the better community engagement you will have. 5.) Write letters to the newspaper, City Councilmen, Congressmen and organizations in your area to help support your cause. Both the websites for the U.S. House of Representatives and the National Write Your Congressman have ways for you to write in and have your voice heard. Here is a list of Jacksonville Government Officials in African-American Majority communities. (I have also Included At Large members.) PAGE A-2 THE STAR JANUARY 21, 2012 Hnqtkfc"Ugz"Uvkpi/"Eqpvkpwgf"htqo"C/3 Stephen Wesley Thomas, a professional golfer with 44 appearances on the PGA tour, is the highest profile suspect in the case. Police also arrested Bryan Woodward, the 29-year-old head coach of Gainesville's Gator Swim Club, not affiliated with the University of Florida. This operation should also be a warning to all parents to monitor and be involved with their child's computer activities,Ž said Sheriff Bob Hansell. The following were arrested: €Frederick David Adams, Occupation: High School Student €Samer Japer Al-Hubaydi, Occupation: Student, Embry-Riddle €Jason Bacchus, Occupation: Sales Representative, Cell Phone Distributor €Christopher Baker, FL. Occupation: Unemployed €Christopher Batman, Occupation: Self-Employed €Marvin Alfonson Bell, Occupation: College Student €Dennis Bluemke, Occupation: Don Lee Wheeler Fencing Charles James Buffington, Occupation: Construction €Sergio Cardenas, Occupation: Unemployed €Lucas Bartholomew Clarke, Occupation: Student, Golf Academy of America €Shane Daniel Cousins, Occupation: Soldier, U.S. Army Reserves €Gary J. Durso, Occupation: Areole Technician €Josean Javier Gaston, Occupation: Student €Carlos Gomez, Occupation: Unemployed €Justin Joseph Hall, Occupation: Student €Dell Rio Highsmith, Occupation: Retired Bee Keeper €Cornellus Eugene Hunt, Occupation: Student €Phillip Dale Jones, Occupation: Unemployed €Roger Dale Mathews, Occupation: Plant Manager €Joseph Matz, Occupation: Unemployed €Carl David Brooks Newsome, Occupation: Unknown €Ryu Nolin, Occupation: Personal Trainer €Craig Alan Parsel, Jr., Occupation: Warehouse Clerk €Eric Dennard Payne, Jr., Occupation: Dispatcher, Eagle Trans Corporation €Ahmidullah Popal, Occupation: Wholesale Dealer €Nigel Rattan, Occupation: Self-Employed €Milton Benjamin Richardson, Occupation: Engineer €Kegan Ritchie, Occupation: Student €Alexander Roy, Occupation: Eighth Grade Teacher €Kenneth Sinisi, Occupation: Unemployed €Andrew Louis Skinner, Occupation: Vendor €Jay S. Soni, Occupation: Sales Representative €Frederick Charles Spreng, IV, Occupation: Manager €Warren Lee Staples, Occupation: Public Works €Winston Alexander Stephens, Occupation: Student, Full Sail University €Christopher Stewart, Occupation: Truck Loader €Ryan Stickle, Occupation: Consultant €Samuel Dean Straitiff, Occupation: Information Technology €Stephen Wesley Thomas, Occupation: Professional Golfer €Bryan Allan Woodward, Occupation: Head Swim Coach, Gator Swim Club Tguqnxg"vq"Ocmg"4234"Vjg"[gct"Qh Eqoowpkv{"Cevkxkuo"Cpf" Rqnkvkecn"Ceeqwpvcdknkv{ Ekv{"Eqwpekn"Ogodgtu" District 7: Dr. Johnny Gaffney Phone: (904) 630-1384 Email: Gaffney@coj.net District 8: E. Denise Lee Phone: (904) 630-1385 Email: EDLee@coj.net District 9: Warren A. Jones Phone: (904) 630-1395 Email: WAJones@coj.net District 10: Reginald L. Brown Phone: (904) 630-1684 Email: RBrown@coj.net Cv/Nctig"Eqwpekn"Ogodgtu Group 1: Kimberly Daniels Phone: (904) 630-1393 Email: KimDaniels@coj.net Group 2: John R. Crescimbeni Phone: (904) 630-1381 Email: JRC@coj.net Group 3: Stephen C. Joost Phone: (904) 630-1396 Email: Joost@coj.net Group 4: Greg Anderson Phone: (904) 630-1398 Email: GAnderson@coj.net Group 5: Robin Lumb Phone: (904) 630-1387 Email: RLumb@coj.net 6.) Remember that you are a valuable asset to the community, so is your elected official. Respect yourself and the elected official. How To Engage With An Elected Official Share your personal story if it helps to make your point. Do not be intimidated. Officials may view you as the expert on the issue. Dont debate with an elected official or give ultimatums such as I wont vote for you if you do not support my position.Ž Respect the officials right to disagree with you. Take the time to educate him/her about your cause. Do not use jargon. Remember all causes are good causes. You must convince your official that there is something extra special about yours. Put the official at ease by convincing him/her that you are there to serve as an educational resource. Act like a partner, not an adversary. Be a good listener and hear out what your official has to say. Be sure to thank the official for taking the time to hear your position. Be brief, prepared, clear, honest, accurate, persuasive, timely, persistent, and grateful. Always follow up with a thank you note, and amplify your main points. When your legislator goes the extra mile, you may consider acknowledging his or her efforts by writing a letter to the editor in your local paper.In closing, lets resolve to be personally accountable for the political results and mandates manifested by elected officials in our communities. Pay attention to planned policies that affect your community. Speak up and make clear decisive respectful action to affect outcomes in your neighborhood. By all means get connected to community groups or start your own because there ispower in numbers. Resolve to make the year 2012 the year where we as a people work to obtain what we hope for.____________ Cheryl Williams is Community Organizer, Community Advocate, Public Relations Consultant, Film Maker and Lobbyist who resides in Jacksonville, Florida Ejgt{nYknnkcou In celebration of aviatrix, Bessie Coleman, the Bessie Coleman Aerospace Legacy (BCAL) will celebrate her birth, as well as, commemorate her untimely death in Jacksonville, Florida. Join us Friday, January 27th thru Saturday, January 28th 2012, for two days of jam-packed events honoring an important woman in American history All events are open and FREE to the public! On June 15, 1921, Bessie Coleman became the first American citizen to earn an International Pilot's License in France. When asked why she wanted to fly she replied, We must have aviators if we are to keep up with the times. I shall never be satisfied until we have men of the Race who can fly. Do you know you have neve r lived until you have flown? Of course, it takes one with courage, nerve and ambition. Bu t I am thrilled to know we have men who are physically fit; now what is needed is men who are not afraid of death." Tckugf"/"Eqpvkpwgf"htqo"C/3 But, Thomas had a burning desire to leave tracks that would benefit others,Ž to be a learned person,Ž and to make a better life for my children,Ž she said. In her 30s, she took her last drink and completed her G.E.D. She went on to earn her bachelors degree at Pepperdine University. Thomas immersed herself in a career in nonprofit service organizations where I could see the benefit to others,Ž she said. In her personal life, she worked tirelessly to improve activities, sports and services for children and health services in her community. She had a passion to be part of the cure for people with addictions and became a presenter at conferences around the country. She wrote and published the self-help book, Flying with Broken WingsŽ and is working on another book, Self Defense against Self Defeat.Ž Still preparing for a productive future into her 70s, Thomas enrolled in the masters degree program at the Springfield College School of Human Services Tampa Bay Campus. She was an inspiration. At graduation, students presented her with a plaque thanking her for her knowledge, wisdom and survival tactics,Ž and several grandmothers approached her for advice on continuing their educations. Whats next for Virginia Thomas? I love children and want them to have high standards. I want women to know that they can go further. I want addicted people to have help and hope. I want to be of maximum service to God and other human beings.Ž

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JACKSONVILLE, FL ALBERTIE Sean, died January 13, 2012. BELL Patsy C., 75, died January 14, 2012. BELL Roland James, Jr., died January 12, 2012. BIERBICHLER, Ruth Wuest, 89, died January 15, 2012. BOARDMAN Charles F., died January 14, 2012. BROWN Dois Orlando D.O.Ž, 87, died January 14, 2012. CALDWELL Robert, died January 13, 2012. COLSON, Clara Flume, 90, died January 14, 2012. CULBERT Marjorie, 95, died January 12, 2012. DILLON Roy L., died January 14, 2012. DRAKE Lois J., 86, died January 14, 2012. HEWIETT Eva, 92, died January 13, 2012. JOHNSON Roberta, died January 16, 2012. MUCHMORE Elizabeth Libby, 83, died January 12, 2012. NIPPER Brenda Lounell Atkinson, 61, died January 12, 2012. REX Bonnie Stone, 78, died January 12, 2012. ROBINSON Freeman, 83, died January 12, 2012. SHUMAN, Kathy Malinda, 57, died January 12, 2012. STEPHENS Annie C., 95, died January 13, 2012.~*~GEORGIA DEATHS HIMENEZ, Richard, 77, died January 14, 2012. JONES Maurice M., 23, died January 14, 2012. Historic Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church 201 East Beaver St. (904) 355-9475 Rev. Pearce Edwing, Sr. Sunday Worship Service . . . . . . . . 10:00 a.m. Church School . . . . . . . . . 8:30 p.m. Wednesday Glory HourŽ Bible Study . . . . . . .10:00 a.m. Jehovah JirehŽ Bible Study . . . . . . 6:30 p.m. 2nd & 4th Thursday Young at Heart Ministry . . .10:00 a.m. Friday Joy Explosion Ministry . . . . . . . 6:30 p.m. The Church DirectoryCome and Worship With UsŽ New Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church1824 Prospect Street Jacksonville, FL 32208Sunday School ƒ..............ƒƒƒƒƒƒ..9:30 a.m. Sunday Morning Intercessory Prayer...............ƒ..10:45 a.m. Morning Worship ......................11:00 a.m. Youth Church 2nd & 3rd Sundays (Old Sanctuary) Tuesday Pastoral Bible Study ................ 7:00 p.m. Elder Arnitt Jones, Acting Pastor Rev. Joe Calhoun, Pastor Emeritus (904) 764-5727 Church GREATER EL-BETHEL DIVINE HOLINESS CHURCHThe Church Where Everybody Is SomebodyŽBishop Lorenzo Hall., Pastor Street Address: 723 W. 4th St. Jacksonville, Florida 32209 Mailing Address: P.O. Box 3575, Jacksonville, Florida 32206Church Telephone: (904) 359-0661 Home: (904) 358-8932 Cell: 710-1586Sunday School.......................................................................................9:30 a.m. Morning Worship.................................................................................11:00 a.m. Tuesday................................................Prayer Meeting & Bible Study,7:00 p.m. Thursday...............................................................................Joy Night,7:00 p.m.Email: Gospell75@aol.com Website: Greaterelbethel.org Faith In Our CommunitySchedule of Events and ServicesPAGE A-3 THE STAR JANUARY 21, 2012 Tune In To WCGL AM RadioForIMPACT IMPACTTuesday and Thursday from 8:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.AtWCGL1360.comThe Florida Star and Impact Striving To Make A Difference! Clara McLaughlin Host Yvonne Brooks Co-Host CHURCH DEATH NOTICES DEATH NOTICES Central Metropolitan C.M.E. Church4611 North Pearl St., Jacksonville, FL 32206 Ofc (904) 354-7426 Fax (904) 354-0934Rev. Marquise Hardrick, Pastor ~ Worship Service ~Sun Church School 9:30a.m. Sun Morning Worship -10:45 a.m. Tues Eve Bible Study 6:30 p.m. Wed Bible Study 12 Noon Wed Feeding Ministry 2:00 p.m. ANNOUNCEMENTS Lion of the Tribe of Judah Ministries, Inc. PASTOR Dr. Sirretta Williams (Temporary services held) 623 Beechwood St., Jacksonville, FL 32206 Sunday School.......10:00 a.m. ~ Sunday Worship .......11:00 a.m. Every 5th Sunday Friends and Family Day Wednesday Bible Study 7:00 p.m. Direct Phone: 904.866.7047 Office Phone: 904.356.4226 Seeing Beyond The Lifestyle To Save A Life Website: www.lottojm.com Listings are due the Tuesday before the next issue. Email submissions preferred. Send to: Info@TheFloridaStar.com Rev. Marquise & Mrs. Deedra Hardrick Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you; and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.Ž Mathew 28:19-20 Complete Funeral ............................ $3,595.00(includes Service and Standard Casket)* Full Funeral w/Viewing Followed by Cremation .......................$2,195.00 Direct Cremation ................................ $795.00 We Offer Prearranged FuneralsPrices Subject to ChangeŽ==========================================================3031 Moncrief Rd., Jacksonville, FL 32209 (904) 353-4434 (904) 354-6642 (904) 353-4437 Fax 877-4CLPAGE Tollfree www.CLPageMortuary.com C. L. Page Mortuary C. L. Page Mortuary Carla L. Page, L.F.D. Come join Bishop Dr. Lorenzo Hall Sr.everyWednesday and Thursday from 12:00 Noon to 1:00 PM for Prayer Meeting and Bible Study at The Greater El-Beth-El Divine Holiness Church, located at 723 W. 4th Street, Jacksonville, FL 32209. Ask Us About OurALPHONSO WEST MORTUARY, INC.4409 Soutel Dr. Jacksonville, FL 32208 Tel: (904) 766-9671 Fax: (904) 766-2354 DIRECTORSDeborah West Alphonso West Jacqueline Y. Bartley If there had been a death in your family yesterday, what would you be doing today?FAMILY OWNED AND OPERATED Since 1988Pre-Need ForeThought Funeral Planning ProgramIm sorry to have to tell you this...Ž Is Your Child Ready for Kindergarten? Austin Christian Academy for the Development of Excellence and Leadership, Inc. Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten(VPK) 12th Grade Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (VPK) is a quality education program aimed to help your child enter school prepared and ready to learn. All children 4 years old on or before September 1, 2010 and eligible for kindergarten in the fall of 2011 will qualify! A Florida Drivers License and the childs Birth Certificate are required for enrollment. A Social Security number for the child is also preferred, if available. Offering : A Beka Program, Arts and Crafts, Music/Computer Lab, Tutoring, Teen Parent Service Center, Field Trips, Extended Day 6:30 a.m. 6:30 p.m., Alternative Education, Community Hours NOW ENROLLING When: Monday Friday (9a.m. 5 p.m.) Where: 6901 N. Main St. (Greater Israel Baptist Church located on the corner of 59th and Main St.) Audrey A. White, Principal 6901 N. Main St., Jacksonvillle, FL 32208 (904) 647-5065 (904) 333-4290 We are redefining the world in which children live! Agape Funeral Home and Cremation Services (904) 683-9093 1248 W. Edgewood Ave., Jacksonville, FL 32208 Serving you with the finest in Professional Quality Funeral and Cremation Services with both financing and Affordability The Caring ProfessionalsŽ€ Complete Funeral ... (burial or cremation) with Financing Available (up to 30%) € Wake / Viewing, and Cremation Service with Free Urn . . . . . $ 1,795.00 € Free Casket!!! for all Veterans and their Spouses (several to choose from) € Direct Cremation . . . . . $ 650.00 Call on us to compare before you make any final decisions:Harold Felder, LFDIC Minister Orien Greene, Chaplain Evangelist Francina Epps, Grief Counselor Rev. Willie Brown, Notary Rev. Dr. W.G. Mayberry, CEO We serve all of Jacksonville and the surrounding areas... Se Habla EspanolŽ CFIGC REFRESHING WOMEN/PUSH TV MINISTRY will present the Annual Brunch/Luncneon to be held on Saturday, February 18, 2012 at St. Matthews Lutheran Church Auditorium located at 6801 Merrill Road, Jacksonville, FL, from 9 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. For more information call (904) 220-6400. HISTORIC MT. ZION AFRICAN METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH located at 201 E. Beaver Street in beautiful downtown Jacksonville, will celebrate their Annual Family and Friends Day Celebration on SUNDAY, JANUARY 29, 2012 & OCTOBER 9, 2012. Reverend Pearce Ewing, Sr., Pastor. The Theme for this celebration is  Family and Friends Praising and Celebrating God Together. Ž This special Sunday morning service will begin with Church School at 8:30 am and Worship Service at 1 0:00 am. The messenger will be our own spirit-filled and dynamic Pastor Pearce Ewing, Sr. For more information, call (904) 355-9475. Being Useful Not Giving In Stop The Violence Use Your Talents, Inc.Founder: GERNADO Bring Me to Your Church or OrganizationŽ Ministry … Music … Mentoring Great for youth and young adults (Honorarium or Donations required) Contact: 904-437-0309 or email gernado@yahoo.com

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STILL LOOKING GOOD AT 60! Around The Area Around The Area PAGE A-6 THE STAR JANUARY 21, 2012 Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc Celebrated its 92nd Founders Day and New Charter Luncheon Citizens of Jacksonville stood proud as they joined the new Omega Zeta Zeta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc during their fist Founders's Day Celebration at the University Club in Jacksonville. The chapter received its charter on November 7, 2011 primarily cover Southside and the Beaches areas of Jacksonville. They began with 13 members, led by Deborah Phelps, president. The program's Master of Ceremony was Dedric Robinson and Lizzie R. Jenkins of Gainesville provided Zeta's history. Dr. Bertha Minus of Edward Waters College gave the occasion and former State Senator Tony Hill, who now serves in the Office of the Mayor, did the invocation. Former City Councilwoman Glorious Johnson introduced the speaker, Clara McLaughlin, author and owner of The Florida and The Georgia Star newspapers, and Mrs. Alpha Hay, Zeta Phi Beta Area II Coordinator, presented the Charter. It was one beautiful occasion to witness this 92 year old organization continue to grow and provide service to the community through its many programs. (President) and Alpha Hay (Area II Coordinator), Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.'s Omega Zeta Zeta Chapter Jacksonville Southside / Beaches was chartered on November 7, 2011. The chartering ceremony was held at the 77th Southeastern Regional Conference on November 19, 2011 in Charleston, SC. Demeatrice Gibbons (2nd Vice President), Bethany Winston (Financial Secretary), Cheryl Seals-Gonzalez (Vice President), Latasha Lawrence (Historian), Verna Johnson (Delta Sigma Zeta Chapter Gainesville,FL), Kenya Lawson (Adopt A Military Family Coordinator), Glorious Johnson (VP Business Communications McCormick Agency), Dr. Catherine Barnes (Parlimentarian), Alpha Hay (Area II Coordinator),Lizzie Jenkins (Delta Sigma Zeta Chapter Gainesville,FL), Jasmin Chaney-Guevara (3rd Vice President), Deborah Phelps (President), Shawntelle Jones (Amicae Coordinator), Dr. Bertha Minus (VP of Academic Affairs at Edward Waters College), Veena Reddy (Treasurer), Angela McDaniel (Secretary), Clara McLaughlin (Author, Owner and Publisher of FL and GA Star Newspapers) ----Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.'s Omega Zeta Zeta Chapter Jacksonville Southside / Beaches By Dee M. Woods As 2011 drew to a close, Carol Starling decided she wanted to do something special for her husbands 60th birthday so she enlisted the help of family and friends to pull off one huge surprise right before the end of the year. This was no easy task, since Lawrence is almost always with her. She made phone calls from work and whenever he was not around to ensure he did not get wind of what was going on. On December 30th, Lawrence entered the Ambassador Ballroom at the Holiday Inn in Baymeadows filled with about 65 friends, coworkers and family members as they all yelled Surprise! Of course, he thought he was taking Carol to a party given by her coworkers. After gathering himself and clutching his heart, he was able to greet his sons (William and Lurelle), their spouses (Lena and Joanna) and grandkids (Jaramey, Essence, Malcolm, Vaughn and Grayson Starling) from Orlando. He then made his way to each table and greeted friends, coworkers, fellow basketball referees and other family members. He continuously stated You all got me. A delicious buffet meal included roasted chicken, salmon in a scrumptious sauce, rice, carrots, several salads, a vegetable medley and multiple cakes for deserts. After dinner, the program got under way with a moving solo by Minnie Mormon. This was followed by a little roasting of another kind. Peninsular coworkers Debra Youmans and Bill Wheless told funny stories but summed up saying what a great guy the honoree is and he always has your back. Willie Lattimore and Mack Allen recounted great stories from the basketball court. Deacon Robert Jackson spoke of his commitment to his church. Minister Lavera Smith spoke of his honesty and integrity in handling the church finances. Wayne Raulerson, Alex Morrow and Dee Mainor Woods all spoke on what it means to have Lawrence as a friend and a sometime competitor in games. His sisters, Elease Starling and Karen Nathan with his niece, Veronica Starling talked about what a great brother and uncle he is and how they can always count on him to be there for them and the family. His three sons William, Lurelle and Ervan then spoke about what a great father he is, what he means to them and how blessed they feel to have him as their father. Finally Lawrence was able to stand and speak. He started by thanking everyone for being there because he knows they could have been somewhere else. Again, he stated you all got me. He further stated that the love and caring that everyone had for him was evidenced by their presence in the room and he would never forget that night. He felt truly happy and blessed. He also could not wait to get some folk back for keeping the secret from him. Music was provided by the Dance Jockey Will Olgesby and pictures by Bernards Photography. Former State Representative Glorious Johnson, Author, Ownr and Publisher of The FL and GA Star ClaraMcLaughlin, and President Deborah Phelps Steven C. Phelps, Deborah Phelps and Jayant J. Phelps son and grandson Lawrence and fellow basketball referees The entire Starling clan Lawrence Starling Lawrence is surprised! Lawrence with Pennisular coworkers Lurelle, Ervan and William Starling Lawrence with his sisters and son Dance Jockey Will Olgesby

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JANUARY 21, 2011 THESTAR By ARTHIA NIXON Caribbean News Editor Across the archipelago, students have been focusing on the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Schools, organizations, clubs and even embassies have given prompted the pupils to study Dr. King as a part of the annual essay competions hosted in the region. W hile the topics and prizes all vary from nation to nation, Caribbean students have the opportunity to study, present and explore the life of arguably one of the most influential icons in modern history as it relates to equality and race relations. Dr. King himself visited many of the islands. During his visit, the Caribbean, he had the opportunity to see a part of what he was fighting for in the United States already visualized as people of African descent were already in the forefront of business, politics and other sectors. "In Jamaica I feel like a human being,ŽDr. King stated while in Kingston, Jamaica in June 1965 duringone of his famed speeches. The U.S. Embassy to The Bahamas is sponsoring an essay competition to honor the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr. King inspired civil rights leaders throughout the United States who made sacrifices that led to social change,Žread a statement announcing the contest. Students are asked to select any American civil rights leader who was inspired by Dr. King and write an original essay of 500 words or less that articulates his/her contributions to the civil rights movement. Students are also asked to describe what they can do or what they have done in their own community to contribute to a more peaceful and non-violent world. Essays will be judged based on originality, clarity of thought, organization, grammar and spellingŽ. The contest open to students in grades 10 through 12. Two winners will receive the grand prize … a new Apple iPad 2 and their winning essays will be featured nationally. Each participating school will also receive a copy of the History Channels film KINGŽ, which takes viewers through the extraordinary life and times of America's civil rights visionary. Students in Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean are to challenged to write on the following: When Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964, the Chairman of the Nobel Committee said that Dr. King was "the first person in the Western world to have shown us that a struggle can be waged without violence." In his acceptance speech, King said that we must "discover a way to live together in peace" by finding a method to address conflict "which rejects revenge, aggression and retaliation." Forty-five years later, President Barack Obama received the Nobel Peace Prize for "his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples." In his Nobel lecture, President Obama quoted Martin Luther King, Jr.: "Violence never brings permanent peace. It solves no social problem: it merely creates new and more complicated ones." Look at your world your own community or the wider, international sphere and describe one person's struggle to bring others together in a community of peace. Tell us about the person, their work, and how they embody the ideals of the Nobel Peace Prize espoused by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and President Barack Obama. First Prize: US$500. Second Prize: US$300. Third Prize: US$200. Former US Ambassador Nicole A. Avant (left) presenting the plaque to Mr. Ansil Saunders (right). Mr. Saunders in his workshop next to a boat that he crafted by hand. Boater Ansil Saunder Honored by Former U.S. Ambassador Avant for Keeping Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.s Legacy Alive in The Bahamas BAHAMAS: Before her tenure ended as US Ambassador to The Bahamas, Her Excellency Nicole Avant had the opportunity to meet a Bahamian fishing legend whose biggest pride is not in any of the prized game fish he caught, but rather who he had the opportunity to take fishing. As part of a special meeting with the Bimini boat-maker and renowned bone-fisherman, U.S. Ambassador to The Bahamas, Her Excellency Nicole A. Avant presented a plaque and a signed book to Ansil Saunders on November 15, 2011 in recognition of his outstanding contributions in keeping Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.s legacy alive in The Bahamas. During their private meeting in her Queen St. office, the fifth generation native of Bimini reminisced with Ambassador Avant about his time spent with the late civil rights leader during his visits to The Bahamas in 1964 and 1968. Mr. Saunders told Ambassador Avant that he first met Dr. King in 1964 when he traveled to Bimini in search of a peaceful and serene writing environment. Mr. Saunders knew the perfect place and took Dr. King deep into the mangroves to a spot called Bonefish HoleŽ where Dr. King wrote portions of his famous Nobel Prize acceptance speech. Dr. King returned to Bimini in 1968 where he wrote portions of his Sanitation Workers speech while on Mr. Saunders boat. Dr. King was assassinated in Memphis Tennessee on April 4, 1968, just days after his visit to The Bahamas. Since Dr. Kings death, Mr. Saunders has shared his conversations with the civil rights leader with visitors to Bimini as well as with local and international media outlets, including National Public Radio. Plaques marking local sites visited by Dr. King are found throughout Alice Town, Bimini, including the location of a barbershop frequented by Dr. King and the cottage where he stayed during his visits. The local museum also has Dr. Kings disembarkation card with his original signature proudly on display. Mr. Saunders acclaim extends beyond his connection to Dr. King. He is also a bone-fishing world record holder, a 2003 Cacique Award (Ministers Award) recipient and an artistic boat builder, creating custom-crafted vessels out of fiberglass, bronze, and wood indigenous to The Bahamas. Each of his made-to-order boats take about six months to complete and are used by top sports fishermen to ply the flats in search of the elusive "gray ghost." It was clear from the meeting with Ambassador Avant that although Mr. Saunders hard work has led to success, his time in the mangroves with the civil rights leader left an indelible mark, which is why Mr. Saunders has made it his life work to honor Dr. Kings legacy. United States Embassy (Bahamas). Dr. Kings signed disembarkation card on display in Biminis museum. 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JANUARY 21, 2012 THESTAR LOCAL FLORIDASECTION B MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. BREAKFAST DRAWS BIG CROWD Dr. Bernice A. King, youngest daughter of Dr. Martin L. King, Jr. Robert E. Lee Senior High School Marching Band Florida Senator Audrey Gibson Marianna Florida Buffalo Soldiers Pastor R. L. Gundy Mount Sinai Missionary Baptist Church MLK parade Jacksonville Giants mascot and MaDDaDs Dr. Richard Danford Past Most Eminent Grand Master Russell Earl KT Masons USA Grand Encampment Knight Templar Prince Hall P.M.E.G.M. G.E.K.T. P.H.A. Pastor R. L. Gundy Mount Sinai Missionary Baptist Church Jacksonville Transportation Authority JTA The Dazzing Diamonds Mayor Brown and Dr. Bernice A. King Stress the Benefits of Education Photos by Frank M. Powell, III, photographer for The Florida StarJan. 13, 2012 Almost 2,400 people filled the Prime F. Osborn III Convention Center Friday as Mayor Alvin Brown welcomed Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.s youngest daughter, Dr. Bernice A. King, at the City of Jacksonvilles 25th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast. Dr. Kings speech focused on the need for education and a better sense of personal responsibility to address todays problems. Mayor Brown has been a personal acquaintance of the King family for many years. He said it was an honor to welcome Dr. King during this years event. Dr. Bernice A. King is one of many people who leads by example for the good of education and character development, said the mayor. Shes someone who works hard every day to empower the next generation to reach its God-given potential. Dr. King said she was pleased with how far Jacksonville has progressed through Mayor Browns first term in office. There is a new dawn in Jacksonville. Youve crossed all kinds of lines under a platform of unity, she said. You cannot go back to business as usual. Whenever change comes, mindsets have shifted. New things will begin to happen for another generation of people. Education is a major priority for the Brown Administration. During the event, participants were able to sign up for Mayors Mentors, a program Mayor Brown launched in December to connect dedicated, highly qualified volunteers with Jacksonvilles young people. Florida Representative Mia Jones Alpha Gainous original Montford Pointer Marine, Dr. Bernice A. King, the youngest daughter of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. guest of honor at Fridays 25th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast, Ronald Jackson and photographer for The Florida Star Frank M. Powell, III Jacksonville MayorBrown and Dr. Bernice A. King. Baptist Health DR. MLK PARADE 2012

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PAGE BTHESTAR LOCAL GEORGIASECTION B "Remembering the Past, Celebrating the Present and Embracing the Future"Brunswick celebrated the life and legacy of the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with several well attended events. Among them was a grand Commemoration Parade and March on Monday. The highly anticipated annual event was followed by a program and assembly at Howard Coffin Park. Keynote Speaker and Grand Marshall of this years parade was Elder Lawrence Lemon. The Brunswick International Long Shoremen ILA 1423 took time out to serve the community at Seldon Park with a barbeque and other activities. Also joining in the festivities was the Coastal Georgia Area Community Action Authority, Inc which saluted Dr. King with the Annual MLK Breakfast Program on Friday. Keith B. Cross of K.C. Enterprises was the speaker. Photos by Ed Council, Angela Favors-Morrell and Vivian Mitchell.JANUARY 21,2012

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A4 C M Y KPAGE A-4THE STARJANUARY 21, 2012 Talk of the Town! Talk of the Town! by Frances Bradley by Frances Bradley Volume Burks, Photographer Volume Burks, Photographer E kaabo (pronounced eh-kah-bow). Welcome.SCOOPSTOP THE PRESS! HOLD THE PHONE! SHUT THE DOORS! While perusing Facebook, early this morning (I mean 2 a.m. early), I responded to a friend request from my cousin, Tanya Telfair Sharpe, who I missed when she was in town for the holidays. This afternoon (r oughly 12 hours later), while checking emails, I noticed a Facebook notification that Tanya Telfair LeBlanc had left a message on my wall! Since it is highly unlikely that Louis and sister Marietta LeBlanc have adopted their lifelong friend, I surmise that congratulations are in order for Louis and Tanya (My suspicions were confirmed after visiting my Facebook pages.). Best wishes, Mr. and Mrs. Louis LeBlanc. You are this weeks TALK OF THE TOWN! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Brenda Onfroy hosted Chicken and waffles at her home during the holidays. Dennis Mr. NaturalŽ Stewart was on hand to serve up his own delish version of the pairing made famous by Los Angeles eatery, Roscoes House of Chicken n Waffles. Enjoying the warm and casual ambiance were: Chaka Onfroy and Carrie; Charlotte Stewart Stewart family matriarch and former columnist of Socially Speaking, predecessor to TALK OF THE TOWN!; Dennis and Linda Stewart; Michael Stewart ; Eros Stewart and Shayla Alexander; Thea Burrell and handsome son, Jordan Burrell visiting from Boynton Beach, Florida; Ok Sun and Volume Burks ; and Tommi Clemes and mom, Marion BTW, Tommi was celebrating her birthday the same day. Warm wishes, Tommi, and many, many more. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The Fabulous Bells Red Hat Societys Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast. This fabulous affair was hosted at the Kinnon Drive home of Marion Ms. MarionŽ Nunn and Thomas Mr. JackŽ Jackson on Monday, January 16, the official MLK holiday. The Red Hat Society is a global [organization] of women that supports and encourages women in their pursuit of fun, friendship, freedom, fulfillment, and fitness. The Fabulous Bells, a local chapter of the Red Hat Society, has traveled to RHS events around the country for fun and sisterhood. Members are: Gloria Brown, Gladys Cone, Ernestine Counsel, Lillian Davies, Ora Dixon, Wilma Harrell, Gaile Harrell, Joyce Hunter, Emma Lovette, Vice Queen Marion Nunn, Thomasyna Payne, Annecia Scott, Rosie Sheppard, Virginia Small, Linda Smith, Vermelle Smith, Frankie Stepherson, Ethel Valentine, Nana Vidal, Fitzgerald Waters, Dena Williams, Queen Patrice Williams, and Cora Woodard. Ms. Marion and daughters Pat Gundy, Barbara Paulk, and Robin Gundy started the breakfast tradition almost thirty years ago, as prelude to an annual shopping spree at the after Christmas, one cent sale at Phils Shoes. In 1990, the popular event was moved to the MLK national holiday to honor the legacy of the Civil Rights icon. Today, the Fabulous Bells Red Hat Society continues the tradition. Grandly attired in the Societys red headwear hats, fascinators, lacy head bands and bows and purple outfits, the members and guests played games related to Dr. King. An estimated fifty people enjoyed the lavish feast which was beautifully prepared by Chef Linda Alaydi owner of Cappadocia Catering, who travelled from Atlanta just to cater the affair for her mother-in-law, Ms. Marion. We dined on delicious fried fish (compliments of Mr. Jack), bacon, Spanish rice, tossed salad, sweet and tangy turkey wings (OMG!), croissants, banana nut bread, muffins, coffee, orange juice, and champagne and wine. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The American Beach Property Owners Association, Inc. (ABPOA) invites friends and residents of American Beach to participate in the observance of the completion of the exterior renovation of Evans Rendezvous … a Phase-I Project, on Saturday, January 28, 2012 at 12:30 PM. Evans Rendezvous was a club for social gatherings from the mid-1950s. It was closed several years ago and fell into a state of disrepair. The ABPOA obtained funds to renovate and secure the exterior of the facility in an effort to preserve the building for future use as a cultural center. This will also allow time to obtain additional funding to renovate the interior. The property is owned by the Nassau County government. The gathering will occur on the corner of Gregg & Lewis Streets, near the ocean. For more information contact Ruth McKay at: rwatersbcc@cs.com. From left to right are Linda and Dennis Stewart, Eros Stewart, Michael Stewart, Thea Burrell, hostess Brenda Onfoy (foreground), Tommi Clemes, and Jordan Burrell The next generation, left to right, Eros Stewart, Shayla Alexander, Jordan Burrell, Carrie, and Chaka Onfroy Charlotte Stewart, always with style L-R. Robin Gundy, Barbara Paulk, Brenda Roundtree, Marion Nunn, Linda Alaydi, and Pat Gundy The next generation, left to right: Mikela Jones, Kevin Briggs, III, and Mia Michelle Briggs Three Generations: (L-R) Robin Gundy, Barbara Paulk, Brenda Roundtree, Dennis Wade, Marion Nunn, Linda Alaydi, and Pat Gundy. Cutie patooties are Kevin Briggs, III and sister Mia Michelle Briggs. The Fabulous Bells Red Hat Society members flanked by Vice Queen Marion Nunn (far left) and Queen Patrice Williams (far right) Sisters three! L-R. 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The film genre of horror and the paranormal has always been popular and a money maker for the Hollywood studios since the early Dracula and Frankenstein flicks of the 1930s and 40s that became the foundational backbone of Universal Pictures success which built that studio. Whereas Vampire themed movies have become more of an inŽ fad for the big and little screens and have surrendered much of their fright factor to the vamps now being sexy, suave and social; ghost stories still rein supreme at the top of the list for raising the hair on their viewers heads. A rising new star on the film making side of the horror genre is writer, producer, director and editor Ti West. The youthful West is a native of Wilmington, Delaware and a graduate of New Yorks School of the Visual Arts. He is on a sure fast track to becoming an iconic horror superstar film maker in the vein of the greats before him like Alfred Hitchcock (Psycho, The Birds), Stanley Kubrick (The Shining, Clockwork Orange), Zombie master George Romero (Night of the Living Dead), Wes Craven (Nightmare On Elm Street) and John Carpenter (Halloween) to name some. Upon graduation from SVA, West made his first feature The RoostŽ which he sold to Showtime in 2005. That was followed by Trigger ManŽ in 2007 which made it to the big screen. The year 2008 marked Wests entry into the big time with The House Of The DevilŽ which was a box office and DVD hit. Wests latest offering is The Inn Keepers.Ž This is truly a scary film especially if you are afraid of ghost stories. It is about a hotel named The Yankee Pedlar that has the reputation of being haunted. The place is about to close after being in business since 1891 and during its last week of operation, two armature ghost hunters, Claire and Luke set out to either find the ghost(s) or prove that they dont exist. The film was shot on location at the actual Yankee Pedlar Hotel in Torrington, Connecticut. The real life Yankee Pedlar is also said to be haunted. The crew and cast actually stayed there for two months during the entire shoot and they did report strange happenings but no one actually saw a ghost. West and his film crew stayed at The Yankee Pedlar Hotel when they shot House of The DevilŽ and that experience inspired him to write the script to The Inn KeepersŽ which he did in three days. He explains, We (the crew) more or less lived this movie. So when I sat down to write it, the location existed exactly as it is. It was so mapped out because it was real, that it was actually a matter of just typing that. All of the work actually went into creating the dynamics of the characters. The rest of the movie was on auto-pilot.Ž How did West become aware of The Yankee Pedlar Hotel in the first place? He laughs, When we made my previous movie House Of The Devil,Ž we stayed there because it was a cheap place to put the crew up. We would go out into the woods and make this horror movie and weirder stuff would happen back at the hotel. Slowly but surely the whole cast and crew started to believe that it was haunted. Its a very iconic place in terms of Connecticut. The whole place and the people who work there thinks its haunted. They have stories, a guy has a ghost hunting website; it was just like, as Im trying to make this other movie, Im just inundated with all of this weird stuff is going on.Ž West then had some free time during the Christmas holidays a year and a half later and when thinking of something to do he said to himself, Well we did live a ghost story so what if I wrote the one we just lived? That would come very natural to me.Ž West adds a little reality humor when he says, Im not really qualified to do anything but either make movies or be a bus boy.Ž PAGE B-5 THESTAR JANUARY 21, 2012 ENTERTAINMENT Ti West Rising New King Of Horror! By Rych McCain, feedbackrych@sbcglobal.net and Facebook Photo Courtesy of Magnet Films Happy Birthdays : Happy B-Day to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. who would have been 83 this year if he were still alive. To celebrate his holiday, Bob Dockery, Jr and Vinx wrote a song titled Martin Can You Hear Us,Ž that they hope will become not only a lasting classic but will serve to remind us that Dr. Kings principles and ideals are eternal and needed more than ever today. The older generation in the U.S. has lost touch and the newer generation doesnt fully understand or conceptually relate to Dr. Kings avocations and philosophies. Originally aired in 2008 on the TV One Television Special MLK-A Dream DeferredŽ commemorating the 40 th anniversary of Kings death, the song and music video will be released on radio stations, iTunes, Amazon.com, YouTube and others to celebrate King Day and Black History Month. Elane Gibbs (a quarter finalist on The X Factor ), performs Martin Can You Hear Us.Ž To see the video go to www.mlksong.com or www.youtube.com/watch?v=mjkdfXKH9TA Our best birthday wishes also go out to the greatest, former three time World Heavyweight Boxing Champion and the peoples champion Muhammad Ali who celebrated the big 7-0 (70yrs), Tuesday, Jan 17 th A slue of celebs from the music and sports worlds gathered to celebrate Alis 70 th at this years Power Of Love GalaŽ in Las Vegas. Proceeds benefitted the Muhammad Ali Center in Louisville, KY. and The Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in Cleveland, OH. This event helped raise awareness for Alzheimers, Huntingtons, ALS and Parkinsons which Ali has been battling since 1984. Name In Vain : Beyonce and Jay-Zs precious bundle of joy Blue Ivy has only been in the world almost two weeks and some misfits are already misusing her name. According to TMZ, several weed dispensaries in Hollywood are selling a new strain of marijuana called Blue Ivy.Ž As of press time, there was no word as to weather Mr. and Mrs. Carter have issued legal notice to the dispensaries concerning this matter. Please Support : This is the opening week for Red Tails,Ž the George Locus film about the historic Tuskegee Airmen fighter pilots of World War II. This is the flick that Hollywierd didnt want to release because there are no White heroes to save the Black folks. It is very critical that this movie opens #1 at the box office this weekend. Tell everybody and go see it this weekend. Ill have a review and interviews next week.. TV : Everyone was pleased to see actor and Americas Got TalentŽ co-host Nick Cannon in Washington, D.C. to present the Entertainer of The Year to his wife Mariah Carey at the 2012 BET Honors This was Canons first public appearance since he was discharged from the hospital in LA following surgery for acute kidney failure which he suffered while on Christmas vacation in Aspen, Colorado. Stevie Wonder, Dr. Maya Angelou and Spike Lee were also honored. Actress Gabrielle Union hosted the show while Common, Patti LaBelle, Willow Smith and Aretha Franklin performed. The 2012 BET Honors will air at 9:PM ET/PT on Feb 13 th on BET. Movies : The Inn Keepers. Magnet Releasing, Dark Sky Films & Glass Eye Pix. Starring Sara Paxton, Pat Healy and Kelly McGillis. Written, Produced, Directed and Edited by Ti West. Produced by Peter Phok, Larry Fessenden and Derek Curl. This film is very scary because there are no special effects so things happen like they really would in real life. The Yankee Pedlar Inn is about to close its door after being in business for over 100 years. Two ghost hunters come to prove or disprove the existence of the boogie man in the place and all hell breaks loose. Young horror film maker Ti West scored big with his last scary flick House Of The DevilŽ and he hits another homer out of the park with this one! Contraband. Universal Pictures and Working Title Pictures Starring Mark Wahlberg, Kate Beckinsale, Ben Foster, Giovanni Ribisi and Lucas Haas. Directed by Baltasar Kormakur. Screenplay by Aaron Guzikowski. Produced by Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner and Baltasar Kormakur. Chris Farraday (Wahlberg) has long gotten out of the international smuggling business where he was the best to go legit. However, his young brother-in-law Andy (Foster) blows a drug smuggling deal and Chris must now make one more run to pay little brothers debt. The plot, dialogue, action and suspense are all on the money with this one. Hit me up at feedbackrych@sbcglobal.net Study, Observe and Win! Rych Rych McCains Hollyhood Notes!By Rych McCain, feedbackrych@sbcglobal.net Annual manatee death count shows cold weather an unusually big factor againA cold-related die-off of manatees in early 2011 set the stage for a third straight year with high numbers of deaths for the species. Biologists with the research arm of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) documented 453 manatee carcasses in state waters in 2011. During the past three years, biologists documented the highest levels of cold-related manatee deaths, with the "cold stress" category accounting for 112 in 2011, 282 in 2010 and 56 in 2009. In the previous five years, cold stress accounted for an average of 30 manatee deaths per year. The total number of reported manatee deaths in 2011 was the secondhighest on record. Biologists documented a record 766 manatee deaths in 2010 and recorded the third-highest total of 429 in 2009. "We are concerned about the number of manatee deaths the past three years, including those resulting from exposure to cold weather," said Gil McRae, director of the FWC's Fish and Wildlife Research Institute. "Over the next few years, we will use data from monitoring programs to better understand any long-term implications for the population. We will continue to work with our partners to enhance the availability of natural warm-water sites, which are important habitats for the species' survival," McRae said. FWC researchers, managers and law enforcement staff work closely together to evaluate mortality data and identify necessary actions. Managers focus on actions that can reduce risks to manatees and protect foraging and warm-water habitats. The FWC's Division of Law Enforcement, in cooperation with partner agencies, uses knowledge of local boating habits, well-posted speed zones and up-to-date manatee information as part of its on-the-water enforcement operations. Informing boaters about manatee conservation and enforcing manateeprotection zones are priorities for the FWC. To learn more about manatee conservation, go to MyFWC.com/Manatee. To view the 2011 preliminary mortality numbers, visit MyFWC.com/Research/Manatee and click on "Manatee Mortality Statistics." Florida residents can help manatees by purchasing the manatee specialty license plate, available at county tax collectors' offices. The funds collected for these plates go directly to manatee research and conservation. To report a dead or distressed manatee, call the FWC's Wildlife Alert Hotline at 888-404-FWCC (3922).

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Upholding Voting Rights in the Memory of Dr. KingBy Benjamin Todd Jealous President & CEO, NAACP This year, on the day our nation celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., I proudly stood alongside NAACP State Conference presidents on the steps of the capitol building in Columbia, South Carolina for the annual King Day at the Dome March and Rally. The event has grown into a massive commemoration over the years, but this year it took on a new significance as Attorney General Eric Holder joined the commemoration, honoring Dr. King and pledging to carry forward his mission in the years ahead. Looking out over the crowd of thousands, I reflected on how Dr. King risked everything to advance civil and human rights in America. How, despite repeated threats against his life, he spread the message of non-violent civil disobedience against unjust laws throughout the Jim Crow South and our nation as a whole. Dr. Kings leadership has inspired Americans to win big victories that have moved our nation closer to the long-expressed, but yet-unrealized ideal that our school children repeat every day: we are "one nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all." Yet today, one of the greatest victories Dr. King helped win during his lifetime is under withering attack: The Voting Rights Act and the rights it protects for all Americans to be able to participate in free and fair elections. South Carolina has become ground zero in this battle. On one side, civil rights activists and the U.S. Department of Justice are fighting on behalf of thousands upon thousands of voters who would be disenfranchised by laws that introduce the first new financial and literacy-based obstacles to voting since we eliminated the poll tax and voting tests. Fighting on behalf of Americans like the students at South Carolinas Benedict College, whose student identification cards have been deemed insufficient for use as voter ID. And we are fighting on behalf of senior citizens born in South Carolina in a time when blacks often were not issued birth certificates. Now, for the first time in their lives, they will need to pay upwards of $150 to obtain the documents required by South Carolina's voter suppression law. On the other side, governors like South Carolina's Nikki Haley are suing to gut the Voting Rights Act after the Justice Department blocked the states discriminatory voter ID law. It was an honor to stand alongside Attorney General Holder as we recommitted ourselves to protecting our most sacred of rights. NAACP State Conference presidents and our allies throughout the nation are leading the battles to defend voting rights this year, and thats why it was so important that they led this march in South Carolina. We marched to defend our right to vote and to defend our nations dream of America as a place where everybody works, everybody contributes, and everybody counts. We marched for good jobs that can support our families, and an education for our children that will pave the way for them to do the same. We marched to declare our intent to defeat the deeds of any governor who would deify our great dreamer, but desecrate his dream. Dr. King's dream will become a reality. It will take vigilance. It will take patience. It will take hard work. But together, we will win this fight and uphold the right to vote for all Americans in 2012 and beyond. PAGE THESTAR ANUARY 21, 2012 EDITORIAL OWNER/PUBLISHER CLARA JACKSON McLAUGHLIN MANAGEMENT LONZIE LEATH, RINETTA M. FEFIE SALES & MARKETING G. ABRAMS, DENNIS WADE, DAN EVANS OFFICE/ACCOUNTS MANAGER SHIQUITA WILSON LAYOUT EDITOR MAY E. 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Gun Dealer Shot and Killed by PoliceA man dealing in firearms was shot and killed by police during an undercover operation that turned violent. Undercover investigators said that they have already purchased weapons before from Johnny Wright, 23. Wright was being investigated for illegally selling firearms and undercover officers planned to meet with Wright to buy three handguns. Wright chose a location behind a church to proceed with the transaction, but officers were not only met with Wright but two of his accomplices, Jean Marcel Coulanges, 18, and Elvence Saint Aulien, 19. The officers had $1,000 to buy the three weapons, but investigators believe Wright had planned to rob them instead of selling them the guns. Wright had no intentions of selling the weapons in the first place and had the undercover officers set up. Reports say that the three men showed up in a silver Chevy and Wright brought a backpack into the deputys unmarked car. Police said that while the money was being counted during the deal, Coulanges came out of the Chevy with a rifle, pointed it at the officers head, and demanded the money. Wright and Coulanges took the money and started running back to the Chevy. Wright pointed a handgun while he was running and officers watching the operation at a distance responded by opening fire in Wrights direction. A total of 15 shots were fired and Wright was shot and fatally wounded. Nobody else was hurt. Coulanges and Aulien were arrested and charged with first-degree murder for the death of an accomplice in the commission of a felony crime. Both were also denied bond. Coulanges has had many arrests while he was a juvenile. He had been arrested 21 times since 2007 and his most recent arrest before this incident was for two felony warrants in November of last year. Auliens was arrested only once in February of last year for marijuana possession. Wright was taken to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead. Crime and Justice Crime and JusticeA Publication of the Florida Star and Georgia StarJANUARY 21, 2012 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. Two Arrested for New Years Day Murder Two men were arrested for the death of club owner, James Darren Graham, 45, on New Years Day. Nathaniel Ford Jr., 36, and TerranceJames Holmes, 22, were trying to get into a club in the early hours of New Years Day. Graham conducted patdowns near the entrance to keep guns and weapons out of the club, but Ford and James fought their way in. Reports say that Ford started arguing with Graham and Holmes pulled out a handgun after arguing with club co-owner, Vincent Brown. Police say according to witnesses, Holmes and Ford opened fire at Graham, who was standing in the doorway before leaving the scene. Graham was struck several times, but managed to fire back. He was taken to the hospital along with two other bystanders. Graham was pronounced dead and Ford was said to have been shot and wounded in the leg. Over thirty witnesses were interviewed about the incident and police were able to finally track down Ford and Holmes. Both were arrested for murder. Johnny Wright Jean Coulanges Elvence Aulien Nathaniel Ford Jr. Terrance Holmes

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JANUARY 21, 2012 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. Home Heating Safety The cold season of winter has not ended yet and the best way to keep warm is with some kind of heating system in our homes. There are some precautions to take and here are some things to keep in mind: Preventing Fires: Place space heaters on a floor that is flat and level. Do not put space heaters on rugs or carpets. Keep the heater at least three feet from bedding, drapes, furniture, and other flammable materials; and place space heaters out of the flow of foot traffic. Keep children and pets away from space heaters. To prevent the risk of fire, NEVER leave a space heater on when you go to sleep or place a space heater close to any sleeping person. Turn the heater off when you leave the area. Never use gasoline in a kerosene space heater. Even small amounts of gasoline mixed with kerosene can increase the risk of a fire. Have fireplace flues and chimneys inspected for leakage and blockage from creosote or debris every year. Open the fireplace damper before lighting a fire, and keep it open until the ashes are cool. An open damper may help prevent build-up of poisonous gases inside the home. Store fireplace ashes in a fire-resistant container, and cover the container with a lid. Keep the container outdoors and away from combustibles. Dispose of ashes carefully, keeping them away from dry leaves, trash or other combustible materials. Preventing Carbon Monoxide Poisoning: Never operate a portable gasoline-powered generator in an enclosed space, such as a garage, shed, or crawlspace, or in the home. Keep portable generators as far away from your home and your neighbors' homes as possible away from open doors, windows or vents that could allow deadly carbon monoxide into the home. 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 17-Year-Old with Fake Gun Shot Dead By PoliceA teenager, who was carrying a fake gun, was shot dead during a stakeout. Detectives were conducting a stakeout at a Kangaroo convenience store, where 17-year-old Craig Ruise entered the store through the side with a handgun and robbed the two clerks in the business. The two officers watched Ruise use a fake gun to hold the robbery through the store window. Ruise then ran out of the front door and was confronted by the officers. The officers drew their weapons and ordered the teen to surrender and put the gun down. Ruise failed to comply and still held the gun in his hand. The detectives then fired about seven to eight shots, mostly hitting him in the torso. Ruise fell to the ground, while still holding to fake gun. Ruise was pronounced dead at the scene. The gun Ruise held was a fake gun that was spray painted black, which looked like a replica of a Colt 1911 to the officers. Reports say there have been eight Kangaroo robberies dating back since November of last year. Ruise was said to have matched the suspect descriptions in all of the robberies, wearing similar clothes, carrying a similar gun, and carrying out the crime in the same method Police are still investigating to confirm if Ruise was responsible for those robberies. According to records, Ruise has no prior felony arrests. The officers involved in the shooting were Mark E. Campanaro, a 10-year veteran of the department, and William H. Irvin, a 5-year veteran. Police say these officers fired at Ruise in order protect themselves and other civilians from the suspect as he was holding a weapon, which appeared to be real. There was no time to distinguish whether the weapon was real or fake. Both are on administrative leave, which is an initial procedure following any police-involved shooting. Police also say Ruise had parked a vehicle in a neighborhood adjacent to the business and walked to the store. After investigating the vehicle, police discovered it belonging to a family member. This was said to have been the fourth police involved shooting this year already. Ruises fake gun, spray-painted black

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Police Accused of Beating Man, But Police Say He Beat Himself As you can see in the mugshot, 26-year-old Rodgerick EverettJr.s face is covered with scrapes, bruises, and his lip is swollen. His injuries are obvious and he is even wearing a cervical collar. According to the report, police pulled a car over that Everett was riding. Everett was suspected of buying drugs and police confronted him with weapons drawn. He immediately surrendered and was put in handcuffs. A plastic baggie was reported sticking out of his right sock, which police found suspected cocaine and marijuana. The injuries were not mentioned anywhere in the report, but it did say that he became belligerent and struck his head multiple times on the metal cage within the marked police vehicle.Ž According to Everett, his injuries came from being beat by the police. He also said that he was dragged from his feet. Everetts mother didnt believe in the allegations and didnt believe his son had beaten his own head in the patrol car until he broke his neck. Everett was charged with purchase and possession of cocaine and marijuana, criminal mischief and resisting arrest without violence. Everett is also the son of 16-year law enforcement officer. He has also previously faced charges of armed burglar, assault with a firearm, and third-degree grand theft. JANUARY 21, 2012THE STARC&J 3Bizarre Crimes Bizarre Crimeswho, what, when...huh? Other Unusual Crimes Across the Nation Brick Thrown at Car, Which Hits Bystander, Who Loses Leg An 18-year-old was arrested for starting a fight and throwing a brick at a car, which drove into a man, who lost his leg. Clarence Hall, 18, approached Timara Wimber, who was in the car with another person.Wimber came to the area to go to a market, but Hall started a fight and threatened them asking what they were doing in his neighborhood and his store.Ž Hall continued the fight as Wimber exited the store calling her a derogatory name. Wimber and the other person got into the car, but Hall started kicking and hitting the car, breaking off the mirrors and damaging the door handle. He then entered the backseat and started attacking the person sitting there. A large crowd formed and Hall got a brick and threw it into the front windshield, shattering it. Wimber, who was driving, lost control and drove into a man pinning him against a pole.He was taken to a hospital and had to get his leg amputated. Hall was arrested on four charges including attempted felony murder. 3-Year-Old Shoots Self A man and a woman face charges after a 3-year-old boy accidentally shot himself. Police said the two adults, Barbara Anne Powell, 22, and Gregory Eugene Chisholm, 24, were in bed until they heard a pop.Ž When they looked to see where it came from, they found the boy laying on the floor with a chest wound. His 5-year old sister was there with him. Powel first told police that the gun was hers and she had put it under the mattress, but she later said it Chisholm and not hers. The children were aware of the placement of the gun as one of them said, My daddy always keeps the gun underneath the mattress.Ž Officers say that the 3-year-old boy fired a shot, which ricocheted and hit him in the upper body. Powell and Chisholm were arrested and charged with one count each of child neglect and culpable negligence. Chisholm was also charged with violating the terms of his probation. His probation violation charge goes back to a 2010 domestic violence conviction. Pastor Steals Over $200,000 From Church Grand Rapids, MI38-year-old pastor, Arthur Pearson Sr., was accused of taking as much as $237,374 from his own church. Auditors say that they found a large amount of transactions made by Pearson, which became suspicious. Surprisingly, Pearson had church members who supported him despite his committed crimes. They even gathered in prayer for him before a court hearing. Investigation showed transactions made to Victorias Secret, Forever 21, Bed, Bath, and Beyond, Red Lobster, and many other places. The money was also used for other expenses such as dentistry, travel, and insurance. Pearson turned himself into police and admit to his wrongdoings. Police are investigating if others were involved in the embezzlement. Man Covered in Powder for Mugshot 23-year-old Travis Williams was at a shopping mall around noon and was reportedly yelling and trying to hit patrons. He got into a fighting stance when cops showed up. One of the officers filled out a report and under the scars, tattoos, and unique physical featuresŽ section, he wrote none visible.Ž Reports show that Williams already has a 94-page arrested record, which include several busts for possession of cocaine. Williams is also unemployed and have been arrested many times for crimes from burglary and grand theft to possession of marijuana and trespass. Barbara Powell Gregory Chisholm Clarence Hall

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JANUARY 21, 2012THE 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 Name: Carr Brazelton III Offense: Aggravated Child Abuse Name: Lamar A. Clark Offense: Domestic Battery Strangle Name: Ahmin R. Dukes Offense: Burglary Assault Any Person Name: Allatawanna L. Gilchrist Age: 15 Weight: 120 lbs Last seen: 12/14/11 Name: Jimika NikalaDavis Age: 13 Weight: 120 lbs Last seen: 12/12/11 Name: Chantal Tatiyana Patterson Age: 16 Weight: 98 lbs Last seen: 1/08/12 Name: Dontavious L. Frazier Age: 15 Weight: 133 lbs Last seen: 1/22/12 Name: Jade Mildred Jackson Age: 17 Weight: 130 lbs Last seen: 1/05/12 € Get your story to the public. € Help reduce crime. € Expose your talents. Starting: January 6th 2012 Contact: (904) 437-0309 Email: stvtvshow@yahoo.com www.STVUYT.com Be Useful, Never Giving In. Get Involved Today MOSTWANTED Bank Fraud SuspectPolice are investigating an ongoing bank fraud scheme involving the two listed individuals who are targeting Vystar Credit Union. Beginning in October 2010 until present the two girls have committed multiple counts of bank fraud. Their continued pattern of criminal conduct has resulted in a loss of approximately $25,000 to the bank. Breanna Anderson was arrested Thursday, January 12, 2012 for Bank Fraud with no bond. Police are actively looking for Shavia Hatcher, 17 years old. She has an active warrant for her arrest for bank fraud with no bond. Anyone with any information about the identity of the suspect is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 1866-845-TIPS or email at rewards@fccrimestoppers.com. You will remain anonymous and receive a possible reward if your tip leads to an arrest.

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JANUARY 21, 2012THE 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 Simmons Pediatrics salutes their honor students for excellent achievements in 2012 by making the A-B Honor Rolls at their various schools. This years event marking the 8th Anniversary was held once again at Dave & Busters Restaurant on January 7, 2012 at 12:00 noon. Parents and their children received game cards to play various games. In addition, the children received medals for their grades and hard work. It was a time of celebration, and excitement like none other as these Honor Roll Students feasted and celebrated high scholastics.Ž We are very proud of our childrens success, realizing that without God and the help of their parents, it is impossible to achieve,Ž Dr. Simmons states. However, with both of them, all things are possible in 2012. Where we believe our child shall succeed.Ž Again, we salute our scholars, small and large. continued on page PR-4 Simmons Pediatrics A/B Honor Roll Celebration Dr. Simmons with AB Honor Roll Students Dr. Simmons with AB Honor Roll Parents

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JANUARY 21, 2012PREP RAP PR 2 Elementary Students to Graduate from an Intensive Financial Program Author and entrepreneur Twyla Prindle's financial students/graduates are also published authors JACKSONVILLE, FL … On Thursday, January 26, 2012 from 6:00 to 7:30 pm Bayview Elementary will hold their book release party for Kash Kids. The ceremony will include the graduation of 30 3rd 5th grade students that completed the 8 week Fun Financial BasicsŽ workshop offered by Kash Kids Inc. and sponsored by United Way Full Service Schools and Publix. The students will also perform in a short play entitled Why Did I Get This Credit Card?Ž The Fun Financial Basics program is one of the 8-week intensive programs offered by Kash Kids designed to teach children in the United States the subject of money, goal setting and investing. The students learned financial basics such as cash flow, inflation, the time value of money, the rule of 72, the four ways to make money and how to read a financial statement. All workshops were fun and interactive for the kids. Twyla and her students will be at Bayview Elementary School, 3257 Lake Shore Boulevard, Jacksonville, FL 32210 on Thursday, January 26th, 6 pm to 730 pm signing their books. The Principal is Mrs. Kerwyn Neal. Kids can come by and take pictures with mascot, Little Twyla, during these hours. For additional information about Kash Kids, Prindle House, Twyla Prindle, seminars, books, and programs, please contact: Penny Smith, Parent Liason 904-381-3920. Budgeting Basics For Kids (StatePoint) Do you want your kids to be sensible about money, but arent sure where to begin? Youre not alone. Most teens --55 percent according to a new study from Capital One Financial Corporation-say they would like to learn more about money management skills. However, half (51 percent) of them report that their parents discuss money and banking concepts with them once a month or less. Overall, teens report limited practical experience managing money,Ž says Shelley Solheim, Director of Financial Education at Capital One. By having conversations about finance and finding ways for them to practice necessary skills when buying school supplies or clothing, parents can better prepare their kids for the real world.Ž Here are some tips to help you and your kids create and manage a kid-friendly budget: € Make it a family affair: Sit down and compile a list of supplies your kids need and activities they want to pursue. Then see if you have any leftover supplies from previous trips to the store, such as binders that can be re-used. You can also scour community papers or online coupon sites for discounted activities. € Create a budget: Ask your children how much they think is reasonable to spend on the things they want. Then draft a list and price each item using the Internet or a mobile app. If you exceed projected estimates, work together to prioritize the list. € Be flexible: If your teens really want big-ticket items, work with them to find the money. They can find ways to cut costs by clipping coupons, looking for sales or buying used items. Any extra earnings can then be put into a savings account, which lets families work towards savings goals together. Parents can also turn to Internet sites to help encourage their kids financial skills, using methods and tools that resonate well with them, such as online and video games. In fact, 76 percent of teens say educational video and online games are a good way to learn, according to the study from Capital One. One such tool is the kid-friendly website JA Finance Park Virtual, which tasks kids with meeting real-life needs such as developing a budget, maintaining a household, supporting a family and pursuing a career through virtual simulation. To learn more, visit www.financepark.ja.org. Most of all, dont wait to begin talking to your kids about money. The earlier they start and the more they know, the better theyll be prepared for the real world.

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JANUARY 21, 2012PREP RAPPR 3 Use the signal flags below to fill in the blanks above: Wow! It s so sunny today! Have you had any exciting adventures lately? Many people are adventurous. They like new and unusual experiences. A few people even like to do things that are very bold or full of risks. These people like danger and thrills. I love new adventures but I think that we should leave the dangerous, bold acts to the characters in movies and books! Did you know that some of the ideas for adventure stories are based on the events of real peoples lives? Daniel Defoe got the idea for his book, Robinson Crusoe from the adventures of a real sailor. The sailor, named Alexander Selkirk, was marooned on an island in the Pacific Ocean in 1704 after an argument with his captain. He lived there alone for more than four years until he was rescued in 1709. The adventures of Robinson Crusoe are filled with sea voyages, storms, shipwrecks and pirates! One day, after being marooned on the island (with only a dog for a friend), Crusoe saw a large footprint in the sand. Later, he saw about 30 cannibals around a fire ready to kill two men. What do you think he did? Was he ever rescued? You'll have to read the book to find out! 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Judy Crumitie and eight others in Madison, Florida, near Tallahassee, were arrested and charged with voter fraud in connection to a local school board election in 2010, months after a new law was passed in Florida that made it illegal for absentee ballots to be sent anywhere other than a voters registered address. Police entered her home with guns drawn. It is felt that the new law is intended to disenfranchise, and has elements of race and class. After President Obama was elected, states that were considered Republican, passed new laws, especially those states that had a large number of Democrats, minorities, elderly and low income. These laws were changed, according to the legislatures, to prevent voter fraud. Yet the changes made, including such things as no longer allowing early voting on the Sunday before election and more specific identification, such evidence to validate a females change of name from her birth name, no matter how long ago the change was made. All are now required to have a government issued ID even to register and in Florida, you must show proof of name before you can get a Florida State ID card or drivers license. All of the laws were put in place to be effective before the 2012 election. As the NAACP and other civil rights advise, get the documents now and vote in 2012. What will you be doing this Friday night? Take time to go to a movie, Red Tail. Many young Blacks are not familiar with the Tuskegee Airmen and how they were able to prove competence. Thomas Gary of Jacksonville, joined the Navy in 1945 pursuing his passion to fly airplanes. He met Mr. Charlie Fox, a Tuskegee Airman who was inspired by Garys interest in Aviation and accepted him as his prize student as he taught him how to fly. Gary logged more than 3,250 hours of flying time while in the Navy. He was the only black to attend Navigation School in Sanford in 1964 and was the first Black to fly into Iceland and Norway. After serving 30 years of active duty, Gary worked at the post office, giving 46 years to the U.S. Government. He is now an active Deacon and a 33`Mason. Learn why the movie is called Red Tail; let Mr. Gary and those who met the challenge know you are proud and appreciate of the doors they opened. Enjoy the movie! Sharod Edwards is a Navy veteran. He served as a Hospital Corpsman and was therefore a field medic in Iraq where he lost his arm. Edwards has had his new arm for three weeks and is the first person in the world to have the arm. He originally had it on a trial basis but now, it is confirmed that this is his arm with hand, that he will keep. The arm works by muscle impulses that are higher in the arm. Edwards says he is so pleased to have this new addition to his body and so is his wife, children and dog. Rising Gospel Superstar Vashawn Mitchell Earns Six Awards, Including Artist of the Year; Kirk Franklin, Mary Mary, Kim Burrell, The Rance Allen Group and Smokie Norful Also Score Multiple Wins. Two-Hour Special from Nashville's Grand Ole Opry House Airs in Syndication from January 21 to February 26 in over 130 Markets; Primetime Premiere on GMC February 11. I am grateful to stand here, a gracious Mitchell said, as he acknowledged other artists in the category. 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Happy New Year! I am always prayerful and hopeful about the future of each new year. According to statistics, the African American community is a faith based society. Although predominately Christian, we as a people believe and actively engage in diverse religious activity. Concurrently at the beginning of the year, many make resolutions. We make promises and plans so that this incoming year, can be better than the former year. I would like to suggest that, in 2012 we take action on our hope for a better new year. Lets resolve to make the year 2012: A YEAR OF COMMUNITY ACTIVISM AND POLITICAL ACCOUNTIBILITY. I will present some strategies and resources of how we as a community, can work our faith to get results. I believe community activism is the key to causing our elected officials to be accountable for their political decisions and policies. Community activism is more much more than telling an elected official off. Community activism is intelligently and strategically voicing an issue or need in your community. It is more than working with citizens who have the authority and power to take action; to address and solve the stated issues or needs. You dear reader, can make a difference. Stop fussing, start solving problems. So, here is Community Activism 101. I will also use an example of a real community problem. How To Be a Community Advocate 1.) Decide on a topic you desire to advocate. For example, street flooding. 2. )Research the need or issue. Advocacy starts with knowledge. 3.) Find other groups that advocate for the same things you do. Join or start a Neighborhood Association Join the Citizens Planning Advisory Committee (CPAC) organization in your neighborhood. Jacksonville's more than 500 neighborhoods are divided into six planning districts each with a Citizens Planning Advisory Committee or 'CPAC'. The primary purpose of the CPAC is to maintain open an effective communication between Jacksonville residents, businesses, neighborhoods, community organizations, educational institutions and city government There are six CPACS in Duval County they are; District 1: Urban Core, District 2: Greater Arlington/Beaches, District 3: Southeast, District 4: Southwest, District 5: Northwest, District 6: North. Please go to the City of Jacksonville website to find out when these groups meet. www.coj.net Having a support system is essential for an advocate. 4.) Get your information out there. Call (904) 630-CITY, to report a problem such as flooding. In order to verify an issue or need, the City of Jacksonville needs to have a record of a community request for a service. Get all of your friends, cousins and colleagues to call. I believe volume is of utmost importance to getting action on a problem. Arrange meetings, seminars and rallies to help your cause. Involve the community by sending out mailings, canvassing your area with fliers and handing out brochures at your local hangouts or heavily trafficked areas. Use social media and email blasts. The more people that know, the better community engagement you will have. 5.) Write letters to the newspaper, City Councilmen, Congressmen and organizations in your area to help support your cause. Both the websites for the U.S. House of Representatives and the National Write Your Congressman have ways for you to write in and have your voice heard. Here is a list of Jacksonville Government Officials in African-American Majority communities. (I have also Included At Large members.) PAGE A-2 THE STAR JANUARY 21, 2012 Hnqtkfc"Ugz"Uvkpi/"Eqpvkpwgf"htqo"C/3 Stephen Wesley Thomas, a professional golfer with 44 appearances on the PGA tour, is the highest profile suspect in the case. Police also arrested Bryan Woodward, the 29-year-old head coach of Gainesville's Gator Swim Club, not affiliated with the University of Florida. This operation should also be a warning to all parents to monitor and be involved with their child's computer activities, said Sheriff Bob Hansell. The following were arrested: Frederick David Adams, Occupation: High School Student Samer Japer Al-Hubaydi, Occupation: Student, Embry-Riddle Jason Bacchus, Occupation: Sales Representative, Cell Phone Distributor Christopher Baker, FL. Occupation: Unemployed Christopher Batman, Occupation: Self-Employed Marvin Alfonson Bell, Occupation: College Student Dennis Bluemke, Occupation: Don Lee Wheeler Fencing Charles James Buffington, Occupation: Construction Sergio Cardenas, Occupation: Unemployed Lucas Bartholomew Clarke, Occupation: Student, Golf Academy of America Shane Daniel Cousins, Occupation: Soldier, U.S. Army Reserves Gary J. Durso, Occupation: Areole Technician Josean Javier Gaston, Occupation: Student Carlos Gomez, Occupation: Unemployed Justin Joseph Hall, Occupation: Student Dell Rio Highsmith, Occupation: Retired Bee Keeper Cornellus Eugene Hunt, Occupation: Student Phillip Dale Jones, Occupation: Unemployed Roger Dale Mathews, Occupation: Plant Manager Joseph Matz, Occupation: Unemployed Carl David Brooks Newsome, Occupation: Unknown Ryu Nolin, Occupation: Personal Trainer Craig Alan Parsel, Jr., Occupation: Warehouse Clerk Eric Dennard Payne, Jr., Occupation: Dispatcher, Eagle Trans Corporation Ahmidullah Popal, Occupation: Wholesale Dealer Nigel Rattan, Occupation: Self-Employed Milton Benjamin Richardson, Occupation: Engineer Kegan Ritchie, Occupation: Student Alexander Roy, Occupation: Eighth Grade Teacher Kenneth Sinisi, Occupation: Unemployed Andrew Louis Skinner, Occupation: Vendor Jay S. Soni, Occupation: Sales Representative Frederick Charles Spreng, IV, Occupation: Manager Warren Lee Staples, Occupation: Public Works Winston Alexander Stephens, Occupation: Student, Full Sail University Christopher Stewart, Occupation: Truck Loader Ryan Stickle, Occupation: Consultant Samuel Dean Straitiff, Occupation: Information Technology Stephen Wesley Thomas, Occupation: Professional Golfer Bryan Allan Woodward, Occupation: Head Swim Coach, Gator Swim Club Tguqnxg"vq"Ocmg"4234"Vjg"[gct"Qh Eqoowpkv{"Cevkxkuo"Cpf" Rqnkvkecn"Ceeqwpvcdknkv{ Ekv{"Eqwpekn"Ogodgtu" District 7: Dr. Johnny Gaffney Phone: (904) 630-1384 Email: Gaffney@coj.net District 8: E. Denise Lee Phone: (904) 630-1385 Email: EDLee@coj.net District 9: Warren A. Jones Phone: (904) 630-1395 Email: WAJones@coj.net District 10: Reginald L. Brown Phone: (904) 630-1684 Email: RBrown@coj.net Cv/Nctig"Eqwpekn"Ogodgtu Group 1: Kimberly Daniels Phone: (904) 630-1393 Email: KimDaniels@coj.net Group 2: John R. Crescimbeni Phone: (904) 630-1381 Email: JRC@coj.net Group 3: Stephen C. Joost Phone: (904) 630-1396 Email: Joost@coj.net Group 4: Greg Anderson Phone: (904) 630-1398 Email: GAnderson@coj.net Group 5: Robin Lumb Phone: (904) 630-1387 Email: RLumb@coj.net 6.) Remember that you are a valuable asset to the community, so is your elected official. Respect yourself and the elected official. How To Engage With An Elected Official Share your personal story if it helps to make your point. Do not be intimidated. Officials may view you as the expert on the issue. Dont debate with an elected official or give ultimatums such as I wont vote for you if you do not support my position. Respect the officials right to disagree with you. Take the time to educate him/her about your cause. Do not use jargon. Remember all causes are good causes. You must convince your official that there is something extra special about yours. Put the official at ease by convincing him/her that you are there to serve as an educational resource. Act like a partner, not an adversary. Be a good listener and hear out what your official has to say. Be sure to thank the official for taking the time to hear your position. Be brief, prepared, clear, honest, accurate, persuasive, timely, persistent, and grateful. Always follow up with a thank you note, and amplify your main points. When your legislator goes the extra mile, you may consider acknowledging his or her efforts by writing a letter to the editor in your local paper.In closing, lets resolve to be personally accountable for the political results and mandates manifested by elected officials in our communities. Pay attention to planned policies that affect your community. Speak up and make clear decisive respectful action to affect outcomes in your neighborhood. By all means get connected to community groups or start your own because there ispower in numbers. Resolve to make the year 2012 the year where we as a people work to obtain what we hope for.____________ Cheryl Williams is Community Organizer, Community Advocate, Public Relations Consultant, Film Maker and Lobbyist who resides in Jacksonville, Florida Ejgt{nYknnkcou In celebration of aviatrix, Bessie Coleman, the Bessie Coleman Aerospace Legacy (BCAL) will celebrate her birth, as well as, commemorate her untimely death in Jacksonville, Florida. Join us Friday, January 27th thru Saturday, January 28th 2012, for two days of jam-packed events honoring an important woman in American history All events are open and FREE to the public! On June 15, 1921, Bessie Coleman became the first American citizen to earn an International Pilot's License in France. When asked why she wanted to fly she replied, We must have aviators if we are to keep up with the times. I shall never be satisfied until we have men of the Race who can fly. Do you know you have neve r lived until you have flown? Of course, it takes one with courage, nerve and ambition. Bu t I am thrilled to know we have men who are physically fit; now what is needed is men who are not afraid of death." Tckugf"/"Eqpvkpwgf"htqo"C/3 But, Thomas had a burning desire to leave tracks that would benefit others, to be a learned person, and to make a better life for my children, she said. In her 30s, she took her last drink and completed her G.E.D. She went on to earn her bachelors degree at Pepperdine University. Thomas immersed herself in a career in nonprofit service organizations where I could see the benefit to others, she said. In her personal life, she worked tirelessly to improve activities, sports and services for children and health services in her community. She had a passion to be part of the cure for people with addictions and became a presenter at conferences around the country. She wrote and published the self-help book, Flying with Broken Wings and is working on another book, Self Defense against Self Defeat. Still preparing for a productive future into her 70s, Thomas enrolled in the masters degree program at the Springfield College School of Human Services Tampa Bay Campus. She was an inspiration. At graduation, students presented her with a plaque thanking her for her knowledge, wisdom and survival tactics, and several grandmothers approached her for advice on continuing their educations. Whats next for Virginia Thomas? I love children and want them to have high standards. I want women to know that they can go further. I want addicted people to have help and hope. I want to be of maximum service to God and other human beings.

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JACKSONVILLE, FL ALBERTIE, Sean, died January 13, 2012. BELL, Patsy C., 75, died January 14, 2012. BELL, Roland James, Jr., died January 12, 2012. BIERBICHLER, Ruth Wuest, 89, died January 15, 2012. BOARDMAN, Charles F., died January 14, 2012. BROWN, Dois Orlando D.O., 87, died January 14, 2012. CALDWELL, Robert, died January 13, 2012. COLSON, Clara Flume, 90, died January 14, 2012. CULBERT, Marjorie, 95, died January 12, 2012. DILLON, Roy L., died January 14, 2012. DRAKE, Lois J., 86, died January 14, 2012. HEWIETT, Eva, 92, died January 13, 2012. JOHNSON, Roberta, died January 16, 2012. MUCHMORE, Elizabeth Libby, 83, died January 12, 2012. NIPPER, Brenda Lounell Atkinson, 61, died January 12, 2012. REX, Bonnie Stone, 78, died January 12, 2012. ROBINSON, Freeman, 83, died January 12, 2012. SHUMAN, Kathy Malinda, 57, died January 12, 2012. STEPHENS, Annie C., 95, died January 13, 2012.~*~GEORGIA DEATHS HIMENEZ, Richard, 77, died January 14, 2012. JONES, Maurice M., 23, died January 14, 2012. Historic Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church 201 East Beaver St. (904) 355-9475 Rev. Pearce Edwing, Sr. Sunday Worship Service . . . . . . . . 10:00 a.m. Church School . . . . . . . . . 8:30 p.m. Wednesday Glory Hour Bible Study . . . . . . .10:00 a.m. Jehovah Jireh Bible Study . . . . . . 6:30 p.m. 2nd & 4th Thursday Young at Heart Ministry . . .10:00 a.m. Friday Joy Explosion Ministry . . . . . . . 6:30 p.m. The Church DirectoryCome and Worship With Us New Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church1824 Prospect Street Jacksonville, FL 32208Sunday School ................9:30 a.m. Sunday Morning Intercessory Prayer.................10:45 a.m. Morning Worship ......................11:00 a.m. Youth Church 2nd & 3rd Sundays (Old Sanctuary) Tuesday Pastoral Bible Study ................ 7:00 p.m. Elder Arnitt Jones, Acting Pastor Rev. Joe Calhoun, Pastor Emeritus (904) 764-5727 Church GREATER EL-BETHEL DIVINE HOLINESS CHURCHThe Church Where Everybody Is SomebodyBishop Lorenzo Hall., Pastor Street Address: 723 W. 4th St. Jacksonville, Florida 32209 Mailing Address: P.O. Box 3575, Jacksonville, Florida 32206Church Telephone: (904) 359-0661 Home: (904) 358-8932 Cell: 710-1586Sunday School.......................................................................................9:30 a.m. Morning Worship.................................................................................11:00 a.m. Tuesday................................................Prayer Meeting & Bible Study,7:00 p.m. Thursday...............................................................................Joy Night,7:00 p.m.Email: Gospell75@aol.com Website: Greaterelbethel.org Faith In Our CommunitySchedule of Events and ServicesPAGE A-3 THE STAR JANUARY 21, 2012 Tune In To WCGL AM RadioForIMPACT IMPACTTuesday and Thursday from 8:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.AtWCGL1360.comThe Florida Star and Impact Striving To Make A Difference! Clara McLaughlin Host Yvonne Brooks Co-Host CHURCH DEATH NOTICES DEATH NOTICES Central Metropolitan C.M.E. Church4611 North Pearl St., Jacksonville, FL 32206 Ofc (904) 354-7426 Fax (904) 354-0934Rev. Marquise Hardrick, Pastor ~ Worship Service ~Sun Church School 9:30a.m. Sun Morning Worship -10:45 a.m. Tues Eve Bible Study 6:30 p.m. Wed Bible Study 12 Noon Wed Feeding Ministry 2:00 p.m. ANNOUNCEMENTS Lion of the Tribe of Judah Ministries, Inc. PASTOR Dr. Sirretta Williams (Temporary services held) 623 Beechwood St., Jacksonville, FL 32206 Sunday School.......10:00 a.m. ~ Sunday Worship .......11:00 a.m. Every 5th Sunday Friends and Family Day Wednesday Bible Study 7:00 p.m. Direct Phone: 904.866.7047 Office Phone: 904.356.4226 Seeing Beyond The Lifestyle To Save A Life Website: www.lottojm.com Listings are due the Tuesday before the next issue. Email submissions preferred. Send to: Info@TheFloridaStar.com Rev. Marquise & Mrs. Deedra Hardrick Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you; and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen. Mathew 28:19-20 Complete Funeral ............................ $3,595.00(includes Service and Standard Casket)* Full Funeral w/Viewing Followed by Cremation .......................$2,195.00 Direct Cremation ................................ $795.00 We Offer Prearranged FuneralsPrices Subject to Change==========================================================3031 Moncrief Rd., Jacksonville, FL 32209 (904) 353-4434 (904) 354-6642 (904) 353-4437 Fax 877-4CLPAGE Tollfree www.CLPageMortuary.com C. L. Page Mortuary C. L. Page Mortuary Carla L. Page, L.F.D. Come join Bishop Dr. Lorenzo Hall Sr.everyWednesday and Thursday from 12:00 Noon to 1:00 PM for Prayer Meeting and Bible Study at The Greater El-Beth-El Divine Holiness Church, located at 723 W. 4th Street, Jacksonville, FL 32209. Ask Us About OurALPHONSO WEST MORTUARY, INC.4409 Soutel Dr. Jacksonville, FL 32208 Tel: (904) 766-9671 Fax: (904) 766-2354 DIRECTORSDeborah West Alphonso West Jacqueline Y. Bartley If there had been a death in your family yesterday, what would you be doing today?FAMILY OWNED AND OPERATED Since 1988Pre-Need ForeThought Funeral Planning ProgramIm sorry to have to tell you this... Is Your Child Ready for Kindergarten? Austin Christian Academy for the Development of Excellence and Leadership, Inc. Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten(VPK) 12th Grade Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (VPK) is a quality education program aimed to help your child enter school prepared and ready to learn. All children 4 years old on or before September 1, 2010 and eligible for kindergarten in the fall of 2011 will qualify! A Florida Drivers License and the childs Birth Certificate are required for enrollment. A Social Security number for the child is also preferred, if available. Offering : A Beka Program, Arts and Crafts, Music/Computer Lab, Tutoring, Teen Parent Service Center, Field Trips, Extended Day 6:30 a.m. 6:30 p.m., Alternative Education, Community Hours NOW ENROLLING When: Monday Friday (9a.m. 5 p.m.) Where: 6901 N. Main St. (Greater Israel Baptist Church located on the corner of 59th and Main St.) Audrey A. White, Principal 6901 N. Main St., Jacksonvillle, FL 32208 (904) 647-5065 (904) 333-4290 We are redefining the world in which children live! Agape Funeral Home and Cremation Services (904) 683-9093 1248 W. 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Se Habla Espanol CFIGC REFRESHING WOMEN/PUSH TV MINISTRY will present the Annual Brunch/Luncneon to be held on Saturday, February 18, 2012 at St. Matthews Lutheran Church Auditorium located at 6801 Merrill Road, Jacksonville, FL, from 9 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. For more information call (904) 220-6400. HISTORIC MT. ZION AFRICAN METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH located at 201 E. Beaver Street in beautiful downtown Jacksonville, will celebrate their Annual Family and Friends Day Celebration on SUNDAY, JANUARY 29, 2012 & OCTOBER 9, 2012. Reverend Pearce Ewing, Sr., Pastor. The Theme for this celebration is Family and Friends Praising and Celebrating God Together. This special Sunday morning service will begin with Church School at 8:30 am and Worship Service at 10:00 am. The messenger will be our own spirit-filled and dynamic Pastor Pearce Ewing, Sr. For more information, call (904) 355-9475. Being Useful Not Giving In Stop The Violence Use Your Talents, Inc.Founder: GERNADO Bring Me to Your Church or Organization Ministry Music Mentoring Great for youth and young adults (Honorarium or Donations required) Contact: 904-437-0309 or email gernado@yahoo.com

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STILL LOOKING GOOD AT 60! Around The Area Around The Area PAGE A-6 THE STAR JANUARY 21, 2012 Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc Celebrated its 92nd Founders Day and New Charter Luncheon Citizens of Jacksonville stood proud as they joined the new Omega Zeta Zeta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc during their fist Founders's Day Celebration at the University Club in Jacksonville. The chapter received its charter on November 7, 2011 primarily cover Southside and the Beaches areas of Jacksonville. They began with 13 members, led by Deborah Phelps, president. The program's Master of Ceremony was Dedric Robinson and Lizzie R. Jenkins of Gainesville provided Zeta's history. Dr. Bertha Minus of Edward Waters College gave the occasion and former State Senator Tony Hill, who now serves in the Office of the Mayor, did the invocation. Former City Councilwoman Glorious Johnson introduced the speaker, Clara McLaughlin, author and owner of The Florida and The Georgia Star newspapers, and Mrs. Alpha Hay, Zeta Phi Beta Area II Coordinator, presented the Charter. It was one beautiful occasion to witness this 92 year old organization continue to grow and provide service to the community through its many programs. (President) and Alpha Hay (Area II Coordinator), Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.'s Omega Zeta Zeta Chapter Jacksonville Southside / Beaches was chartered on November 7, 2011. The chartering ceremony was held at the 77th Southeastern Regional Conference on November 19, 2011 in Charleston, SC. Demeatrice Gibbons (2nd Vice President), Bethany Winston (Financial Secretary), Cheryl Seals-Gonzalez (Vice President), Latasha Lawrence (Historian), Verna Johnson (Delta Sigma Zeta Chapter Gainesville,FL), Kenya Lawson (Adopt A Military Family Coordinator), Glorious Johnson (VP Business Communications McCormick Agency), Dr. Catherine Barnes (Parlimentarian), Alpha Hay (Area II Coordinator),Lizzie Jenkins (Delta Sigma Zeta Chapter Gainesville,FL), Jasmin Chaney-Guevara (3rd Vice President), Deborah Phelps (President), Shawntelle Jones (Amicae Coordinator), Dr. Bertha Minus (VP of Academic Affairs at Edward Waters College), Veena Reddy (Treasurer), Angela McDaniel (Secretary), Clara McLaughlin (Author, Owner and Publisher of FL and GA Star Newspapers) ----Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.'s Omega Zeta Zeta Chapter Jacksonville Southside / Beaches By Dee M. Woods As 2011 drew to a close, Carol Starling decided she wanted to do something special for her husbands 60th birthday so she enlisted the help of family and friends to pull off one huge surprise right before the end of the year. This was no easy task, since Lawrence is almost always with her. She made phone calls from work and whenever he was not around to ensure he did not get wind of what was going on. On December 30th, Lawrence entered the Ambassador Ballroom at the Holiday Inn in Baymeadows filled with about 65 friends, coworkers and family members as they all yelled Surprise! Of course, he thought he was taking Carol to a party given by her coworkers. After gathering himself and clutching his heart, he was able to greet his sons (William and Lurelle), their spouses (Lena and Joanna) and grandkids (Jaramey, Essence, Malcolm, Vaughn and Grayson Starling) from Orlando. He then made his way to each table and greeted friends, coworkers, fellow basketball referees and other family members. He continuously stated You all got me. A delicious buffet meal included roasted chicken, salmon in a scrumptious sauce, rice, carrots, several salads, a vegetable medley and multiple cakes for deserts. After dinner, the program got under way with a moving solo by Minnie Mormon. This was followed by a little roasting of another kind. Peninsular coworkers Debra Youmans and Bill Wheless told funny stories but summed up saying what a great guy the honoree is and he always has your back. Willie Lattimore and Mack Allen recounted great stories from the basketball court. Deacon Robert Jackson spoke of his commitment to his church. Minister Lavera Smith spoke of his honesty and integrity in handling the church finances. Wayne Raulerson, Alex Morrow and Dee Mainor Woods all spoke on what it means to have Lawrence as a friend and a sometime competitor in games. His sisters, Elease Starling and Karen Nathan with his niece, Veronica Starling talked about what a great brother and uncle he is and how they can always count on him to be there for them and the family. His three sons William, Lurelle and Ervan then spoke about what a great father he is, what he means to them and how blessed they feel to have him as their father. Finally Lawrence was able to stand and speak. He started by thanking everyone for being there because he knows they could have been somewhere else. Again, he stated you all got me. He further stated that the love and caring that everyone had for him was evidenced by their presence in the room and he would never forget that night. He felt truly happy and blessed. He also could not wait to get some folk back for keeping the secret from him. Music was provided by the Dance Jockey Will Olgesby and pictures by Bernards Photography. Former State Representative Glorious Johnson, Author, Ownr and Publisher of The FL and GA Star ClaraMcLaughlin, and President Deborah Phelps Steven C. Phelps, Deborah Phelps and Jayant J. Phelps son and grandson Lawrence and fellow basketball referees The entire Starling clan Lawrence Starling Lawrence is surprised! Lawrence with Pennisular coworkers Lurelle, Ervan and William Starling Lawrence with his sisters and son Dance Jockey Will Olgesby

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JANUARY 21, 2011 THESTAR By ARTHIA NIXON Caribbean News Editor Across the archipelago, students have been focusing on the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Schools, organizations, clubs and even embassies have given prompted the pupils to study Dr. King as a part of the annual essay competions hosted in the region. W hile the topics and prizes all vary from nation to nation, Caribbean students have the opportunity to study, present and explore the life of arguably one of the most influential icons in modern history as it relates to equality and race relations. Dr. King himself visited many of the islands. During his visit, the Caribbean, he had the opportunity to see a part of what he was fighting for in the United States already visualized as people of African descent were already in the forefront of business, politics and other sectors. "In Jamaica I feel like a human being,Dr. King stated while in Kingston, Jamaica in June 1965 duringone of his famed speeches. The U.S. Embassy to The Bahamas is sponsoring an essay competition to honor the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr. King inspired civil rights leaders throughout the United States who made sacrifices that led to social change,read a statement announcing the contest. Students are asked to select any American civil rights leader who was inspired by Dr. King and write an original essay of 500 words or less that articulates his/her contributions to the civil rights movement. Students are also asked to describe what they can do or what they have done in their own community to contribute to a more peaceful and non-violent world. Essays will be judged based on originality, clarity of thought, organization, grammar and spelling. The contest open to students in grades 10 through 12. Two winners will receive the grand prize a new Apple iPad 2 and their winning essays will be featured nationally. Each participating school will also receive a copy of the History Channels film KING, which takes viewers through the extraordinary life and times of America's civil rights visionary. Students in Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean are to challenged to write on the following: When Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964, the Chairman of the Nobel Committee said that Dr. King was "the first person in the Western world to have shown us that a struggle can be waged without violence." In his acceptance speech, King said that we must "discover a way to live together in peace" by finding a method to address conflict "which rejects revenge, aggression and retaliation." Forty-five years later, President Barack Obama received the Nobel Peace Prize for "his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples." In his Nobel lecture, President Obama quoted Martin Luther King, Jr.: "Violence never brings permanent peace. It solves no social problem: it merely creates new and more complicated ones." Look at your world your own community or the wider, international sphere and describe one person's struggle to bring others together in a community of peace. Tell us about the person, their work, and how they embody the ideals of the Nobel Peace Prize espoused by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and President Barack Obama. First Prize: US$500. Second Prize: US$300. Third Prize: US$200. Former US Ambassador Nicole A. Avant (left) presenting the plaque to Mr. Ansil Saunders (right). Mr. Saunders in his workshop next to a boat that he crafted by hand. Boater Ansil Saunder Honored by Former U.S. Ambassador Avant for Keeping Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.s Legacy Alive in The Bahamas BAHAMAS: Before her tenure ended as US Ambassador to The Bahamas, Her Excellency Nicole Avant had the opportunity to meet a Bahamian fishing legend whose biggest pride is not in any of the prized game fish he caught, but rather who he had the opportunity to take fishing. As part of a special meeting with the Bimini boat-maker and renowned bone-fisherman, U.S. Ambassador to The Bahamas, Her Excellency Nicole A. Avant presented a plaque and a signed book to Ansil Saunders on November 15, 2011 in recognition of his outstanding contributions in keeping Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.s legacy alive in The Bahamas. During their private meeting in her Queen St. office, the fifth generation native of Bimini reminisced with Ambassador Avant about his time spent with the late civil rights leader during his visits to The Bahamas in 1964 and 1968. Mr. Saunders told Ambassador Avant that he first met Dr. King in 1964 when he traveled to Bimini in search of a peaceful and serene writing environment. Mr. Saunders knew the perfect place and took Dr. King deep into the mangroves to a spot called Bonefish Hole where Dr. King wrote portions of his famous Nobel Prize acceptance speech. Dr. King returned to Bimini in 1968 where he wrote portions of his Sanitation Workers speech while on Mr. Saunders boat. Dr. King was assassinated in Memphis Tennessee on April 4, 1968, just days after his visit to The Bahamas. Since Dr. Kings death, Mr. Saunders has shared his conversations with the civil rights leader with visitors to Bimini as well as with local and international media outlets, including National Public Radio. Plaques marking local sites visited by Dr. King are found throughout Alice Town, Bimini, including the location of a barbershop frequented by Dr. King and the cottage where he stayed during his visits. The local museum also has Dr. Kings disembarkation card with his original signature proudly on display. Mr. Saunders acclaim extends beyond his connection to Dr. King. He is also a bone-fishing world record holder, a 2003 Cacique Award (Ministers Award) recipient and an artistic boat builder, creating custom-crafted vessels out of fiberglass, bronze, and wood indigenous to The Bahamas. Each of his made-to-order boats take about six months to complete and are used by top sports fishermen to ply the flats in search of the elusive "gray ghost." It was clear from the meeting with Ambassador Avant that although Mr. Saunders hard work has led to success, his time in the mangroves with the civil rights leader left an indelible mark, which is why Mr. Saunders has made it his life work to honor Dr. Kings legacy. United States Embassy (Bahamas). Dr. Kings signed disembarkation card on display in Biminis museum. 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JANUARY 21, 2012 THESTAR LOCAL FLORIDASECTION B MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. BREAKFAST DRAWS BIG CROWD Dr. Bernice A. King, youngest daughter of Dr. Martin L. King, Jr. Robert E. Lee Senior High School Marching Band Florida Senator Audrey Gibson Marianna Florida Buffalo Soldiers Pastor R. L. Gundy Mount Sinai Missionary Baptist Church MLK parade Jacksonville Giants mascot and MaDDaDs Dr. Richard Danford Past Most Eminent Grand Master Russell Earl KT Masons USA Grand Encampment Knight Templar Prince Hall P.M.E.G.M. G.E.K.T. P.H.A. Pastor R. L. Gundy Mount Sinai Missionary Baptist Church Jacksonville Transportation Authority JTA The Dazzing Diamonds Mayor Brown and Dr. Bernice A. King Stress the Benefits of Education Photos by Frank M. Powell, III, photographer for The Florida StarJan. 13, 2012 Almost 2,400 people filled the Prime F. Osborn III Convention Center Friday as Mayor Alvin Brown welcomed Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.s youngest daughter, Dr. Bernice A. King, at the City of Jacksonvilles 25th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast. Dr. Kings speech focused on the need for education and a better sense of personal responsibility to address todays problems. Mayor Brown has been a personal acquaintance of the King family for many years. He said it was an honor to welcome Dr. King during this years event. Dr. Bernice A. King is one of many people who leads by example for the good of education and character development, said the mayor. Shes someone who works hard every day to empower the next generation to reach its God-given potential. Dr. King said she was pleased with how far Jacksonville has progressed through Mayor Browns first term in office. There is a new dawn in Jacksonville. Youve crossed all kinds of lines under a platform of unity, she said. You cannot go back to business as usual. Whenever change comes, mindsets have shifted. New things will begin to happen for another generation of people. Education is a major priority for the Brown Administration. During the event, participants were able to sign up for Mayors Mentors, a program Mayor Brown launched in December to connect dedicated, highly qualified volunteers with Jacksonvilles young people. Florida Representative Mia Jones Alpha Gainous original Montford Pointer Marine, Dr. Bernice A. King, the youngest daughter of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. guest of honor at Fridays 25th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast, Ronald Jackson and photographer for The Florida Star Frank M. Powell, III Jacksonville MayorBrown and Dr. Bernice A. King. Baptist Health DR. MLK PARADE 2012

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PAGE BTHESTAR LOCAL GEORGIASECTION B "Remembering the Past, Celebrating the Present and Embracing the Future"Brunswick celebrated the life and legacy of the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with several well attended events. Among them was a grand Commemoration Parade and March on Monday. The highly anticipated annual event was followed by a program and assembly at Howard Coffin Park. Keynote Speaker and Grand Marshall of this years parade was Elder Lawrence Lemon. The Brunswick International Long Shoremen ILA 1423 took time out to serve the community at Seldon Park with a barbeque and other activities. Also joining in the festivities was the Coastal Georgia Area Community Action Authority, Inc which saluted Dr. King with the Annual MLK Breakfast Program on Friday. Keith B. Cross of K.C. Enterprises was the speaker. Photos by Ed Council, Angela Favors-Morrell and Vivian Mitchell.JANUARY 21,2012

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A4 C M Y KPAGE A-4 THE STAR JANUARY 21, 2012 Talk of the Town! Talk of the Town! by Frances Bradley by Frances Bradley Volume Burks, Photographer Volume Burks, Photographer E kaabo (pronounced eh-kah-bow). Welcome.SCOOPSTOP THE PRESS! HOLD THE PHONE! SHUT THE DOORS! While perusing Facebook, early this morning (I mean 2 a.m. early), I responded to a friend request from my cousin, Tanya Telfair Sharpe, who I missed when she was in town for the holidays. This afternoon (roughly 12 hours later), while checking emails, I noticed a Facebook notification that Tanya Telfair LeBlanc had left a message on my wall! Since it is highly unlikely that Louis and sister Marietta LeBlanc have adopted their lifelong friend, I surmise that congratulations are in order for Louis and Tanya. (My suspicions were confirmed after visiting my Facebook pages.). Best wishes, Mr. and Mrs. Louis LeBlanc. You are this weeks TALK OF THE TOWN! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Brenda Onfroy hosted Chicken and waffles at her home during the holidays. Dennis Mr. Natural Stewart was on hand to serve up his own delish version of the pairing made famous by Los Angeles eatery, Roscoes House of Chicken n Waffles. Enjoying the warm and casual ambiance were: Chaka Onfroy and Carrie; Charlotte Stewart, Stewart family matriarch and former columnist of Socially Speaking, predecessor to TALK OF THE TOWN!; Dennis and Linda Stewart; Michael Stewart; Eros Stewart and Shayla Alexander; Thea Burrell and handsome son, Jordan Burrell, visiting from Boynton Beach, Florida; Ok Sun and Volume Burks ; and Tommi Clemes and mom, Marion. BTW, Tommi was celebrating her birthday the same day. Warm wishes, Tommi, and many, many more. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The Fabulous Bells Red Hat Societys Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast. This fabulous affair was hosted at the Kinnon Drive home of Marion Ms. Marion Nunn and Thomas Mr. Jack Jackson on Monday, January 16, the official MLK holiday. The Red Hat Society is a global [organization] of women that supports and encourages women in their pursuit of fun, friendship, freedom, fulfillment, and fitness. The Fabulous Bells, a local chapter of the Red Hat Society, has traveled to RHS events around the country for fun and sisterhood. Members are: Gloria Brown, Gladys Cone, Ernestine Counsel, Lillian Davies, Ora Dixon, Wilma Harrell, Gaile Harrell, Joyce Hunter, Emma Lovette, Vice Queen Marion Nunn, Thomasyna Payne, Annecia Scott, Rosie Sheppard, Virginia Small, Linda Smith, Vermelle Smith, Frankie Stepherson, Ethel Valentine, Nana Vidal, Fitzgerald Waters, Dena Williams, Queen Patrice Williams, and Cora Woodard. Ms. Marion and daughters Pat Gundy, Barbara Paulk, and Robin Gundy started the breakfast tradition almost thirty years ago, as prelude to an annual shopping spree at the after Christmas, one cent sale at Phils Shoes. In 1990, the popular event was moved to the MLK national holiday to honor the legacy of the Civil Rights icon. Today, the Fabulous Bells Red Hat Society continues the tradition. Grandly attired in the Societys red headwear hats, fascinators, lacy head bands and bows and purple outfits, the members and guests played games related to Dr. King. An estimated fifty people enjoyed the lavish feast which was beautifully prepared by Chef Linda Alaydi, owner of Cappadocia Catering, who travelled from Atlanta just to cater the affair for her mother-in-law, Ms. Marion. We dined on delicious fried fish (compliments of Mr. Jack), bacon, Spanish rice, tossed salad, sweet and tangy turkey wings (OMG!), croissants, banana nut bread, muffins, coffee, orange juice, and champagne and wine. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The American Beach Property Owners Association, Inc. (ABPOA) invites friends and residents of American Beach to participate in the observance of the completion of the exterior renovation of Evans Rendezvous a Phase-I Project, on Saturday, January 28, 2012 at 12:30 PM. Evans Rendezvous was a club for social gatherings from the mid-1950s. It was closed several years ago and fell into a state of disrepair. The ABPOA obtained funds to renovate and secure the exterior of the facility in an effort to preserve the building for future use as a cultural center. This will also allow time to obtain additional funding to renovate the interior. The property is owned by the Nassau County government. The gathering will occur on the corner of Gregg & Lewis Streets, near the ocean. For more information contact Ruth McKay at: rwatersbcc@cs.com. From left to right are Linda and Dennis Stewart, Eros Stewart, Michael Stewart, Thea Burrell, hostess Brenda Onfoy (foreground), Tommi Clemes, and Jordan Burrell The next generation, left to right, Eros Stewart, Shayla Alexander, Jordan Burrell, Carrie, and Chaka Onfroy Charlotte Stewart, always with style L-R. Robin Gundy, Barbara Paulk, Brenda Roundtree, Marion Nunn, Linda Alaydi, and Pat Gundy The next generation, left to right: Mikela Jones, Kevin Briggs, III, and Mia Michelle Briggs Three Generations: (L-R) Robin Gundy, Barbara Paulk, Brenda Roundtree, Dennis Wade, Marion Nunn, Linda Alaydi, and Pat Gundy. Cutie patooties are Kevin Briggs, III and sister Mia Michelle Briggs. The Fabulous Bells Red Hat Society members flanked by Vice Queen Marion Nunn (far left) and Queen Patrice Williams (far right) Sisters three! L-R. 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The film genre of horror and the paranormal has always been popular and a money maker for the Hollywood studios since the early Dracula and Frankenstein flicks of the 1930s and 40s that became the foundational backbone of Universal Pictures success which built that studio. Whereas Vampire themed movies have become more of an in fad for the big and little screens and have surrendered much of their fright factor to the vamps now being sexy, suave and social; ghost stories still rein supreme at the top of the list for raising the hair on their viewers heads. A rising new star on the film making side of the horror genre is writer, producer, director and editor Ti West. The youthful West is a native of Wilmington, Delaware and a graduate of New Yorks School of the Visual Arts. He is on a sure fast track to becoming an iconic horror superstar film maker in the vein of the greats before him like Alfred Hitchcock (Psycho, The Birds), Stanley Kubrick (The Shining, Clockwork Orange), Zombie master George Romero (Night of the Living Dead), Wes Craven (Nightmare On Elm Street) and John Carpenter (Halloween) to name some. Upon graduation from SVA, West made his first feature The Roost which he sold to Showtime in 2005. That was followed by Trigger Man in 2007 which made it to the big screen. The year 2008 marked Wests entry into the big time with The House Of The Devil which was a box office and DVD hit. Wests latest offering is The Inn Keepers. This is truly a scary film especially if you are afraid of ghost stories. It is about a hotel named The Yankee Pedlar that has the reputation of being haunted. The place is about to close after being in business since 1891 and during its last week of operation, two armature ghost hunters, Claire and Luke set out to either find the ghost(s) or prove that they dont exist. The film was shot on location at the actual Yankee Pedlar Hotel in Torrington, Connecticut. The real life Yankee Pedlar is also said to be haunted. The crew and cast actually stayed there for two months during the entire shoot and they did report strange happenings but no one actually saw a ghost. West and his film crew stayed at The Yankee Pedlar Hotel when they shot House of The Devil and that experience inspired him to write the script to The Inn Keepers which he did in three days. He explains, We (the crew) more or less lived this movie. So when I sat down to write it, the location existed exactly as it is. It was so mapped out because it was real, that it was actually a matter of just typing that. All of the work actually went into creating the dynamics of the characters. The rest of the movie was on auto-pilot. How did West become aware of The Yankee Pedlar Hotel in the first place? He laughs, When we made my previous movie House Of The Devil, we stayed there because it was a cheap place to put the crew up. We would go out into the woods and make this horror movie and weirder stuff would happen back at the hotel. Slowly but surely the whole cast and crew started to believe that it was haunted. Its a very iconic place in terms of Connecticut. The whole place and the people who work there thinks its haunted. They have stories, a guy has a ghost hunting website; it was just like, as Im trying to make this other movie, Im just inundated with all of this weird stuff is going on. West then had some free time during the Christmas holidays a year and a half later and when thinking of something to do he said to himself, Well we did live a ghost story so what if I wrote the one we just lived? That would come very natural to me. West adds a little reality humor when he says, Im not really qualified to do anything but either make movies or be a bus boy. PAGE B-5 THESTAR JANUARY 21, 2012ENTERTAINMENT Ti West Rising New King Of Horror! By Rych McCain, feedbackrych@sbcglobal.net and Facebook Photo Courtesy of Magnet Films Happy Birthdays : Happy B-Day to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. who would have been 83 this year if he were still alive. To celebrate his holiday, Bob Dockery, Jr and Vinx wrote a song titled Martin Can You Hear Us, that they hope will become not only a lasting classic but will serve to remind us that Dr. Kings principles and ideals are eternal and needed more than ever today. The older generation in the U.S. has lost touch and the newer generation doesnt fully understand or conceptually relate to Dr. Kings avocations and philosophies. Originally aired in 2008 on the TV One Television Special MLK-A Dream Deferred commemorating the 40 th anniversary of Kings death, the song and music video will be released on radio stations, iTunes, Amazon.com, YouTube and others to celebrate King Day and Black History Month. Elane Gibbs (a quarter finalist on The X Factor), performs Martin Can You Hear Us. To see the video go to www.mlksong.com or www.youtube.com/watch?v=mjkdfXKH9TA Our best birthday wishes also go out to the greatest, former three time World Heavyweight Boxing Champion and the peoples champion Muhammad Ali who celebrated the big 7-0 (70yrs), Tuesday, Jan 17 th A slue of celebs from the music and sports worlds gathered to celebrate Alis 70 th at this years Power Of Love Gala in Las Vegas. Proceeds benefitted the Muhammad Ali Center in Louisville, KY. and The Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in Cleveland, OH. This event helped raise awareness for Alzheimers, Huntingtons, ALS and Parkinsons which Ali has been battling since 1984. Name In Vain : Beyonce and Jay-Zs precious bundle of joy Blue Ivy has only been in the world almost two weeks and some misfits are already misusing her name. According to TMZ, several weed dispensaries in Hollywood are selling a new strain of marijuana called Blue Ivy. As of press time, there was no word as to weather Mr. and Mrs. Carter have issued legal notice to the dispensaries concerning this matter. Please Support : This is the opening week for Red Tails, the George Locus film about the historic Tuskegee Airmen fighter pilots of World War II. This is the flick that Hollywierd didnt want to release because there are no White heroes to save the Black folks. It is very critical that this movie opens #1 at the box office this weekend. Tell everybody and go see it this weekend. Ill have a review and interviews next week.. TV : Everyone was pleased to see actor and Americas Got Talent co-host Nick Cannon in Washington, D.C. to present the Entertainer of The Year to his wife Mariah Carey at the 2012 BET Honors. This was Canons first public appearance since he was discharged from the hospital in LA following surgery for acute kidney failure which he suffered while on Christmas vacation in Aspen, Colorado. Stevie Wonder, Dr. Maya Angelou and Spike Lee were also honored. Actress Gabrielle Union hosted the show while Common, Patti LaBelle, Willow Smith and Aretha Franklin performed. The 2012 BET Honors will air at 9:PM ET/PT on Feb 13 th on BET. Movies : The Inn Keepers. Magnet Releasing, Dark Sky Films & Glass Eye Pix. Starring Sara Paxton, Pat Healy and Kelly McGillis. Written, Produced, Directed and Edited by Ti West. Produced by Peter Phok, Larry Fessenden and Derek Curl. This film is very scary because there are no special effects so things happen like they really would in real life. The Yankee Pedlar Inn is about to close its door after being in business for over 100 years. Two ghost hunters come to prove or disprove the existence of the boogie man in the place and all hell breaks loose. Young horror film maker Ti West scored big with his last scary flick House Of The Devil and he hits another homer out of the park with this one! Contraband. Universal Pictures and Working Title Pictures. Starring Mark Wahlberg, Kate Beckinsale, Ben Foster, Giovanni Ribisi and Lucas Haas. Directed by Baltasar Kormakur. Screenplay by Aaron Guzikowski. Produced by Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner and Baltasar Kormakur. Chris Farraday (Wahlberg) has long gotten out of the international smuggling business where he was the best to go legit. However, his young brother-in-law Andy (Foster) blows a drug smuggling deal and Chris must now make one more run to pay little brothers debt. The plot, dialogue, action and suspense are all on the money with this one. Hit me up at feedbackrych@sbcglobal.net Study, Observe and Win! Rych Rych McCains Hollyhood Notes!By Rych McCain, feedbackrych@sbcglobal.net Annual manatee death count shows cold weather an unusually big factor againA cold-related die-off of manatees in early 2011 set the stage for a third straight year with high numbers of deaths for the species. Biologists with the research arm of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) documented 453 manatee carcasses in state waters in 2011. During the past three years, biologists documented the highest levels of cold-related manatee deaths, with the "cold stress" category accounting for 112 in 2011, 282 in 2010 and 56 in 2009. In the previous five years, cold stress accounted for an average of 30 manatee deaths per year. The total number of reported manatee deaths in 2011 was the secondhighest on record. Biologists documented a record 766 manatee deaths in 2010 and recorded the third-highest total of 429 in 2009. "We are concerned about the number of manatee deaths the past three years, including those resulting from exposure to cold weather," said Gil McRae, director of the FWC's Fish and Wildlife Research Institute. "Over the next few years, we will use data from monitoring programs to better understand any long-term implications for the population. We will continue to work with our partners to enhance the availability of natural warm-water sites, which are important habitats for the species' survival," McRae said. FWC researchers, managers and law enforcement staff work closely together to evaluate mortality data and identify necessary actions. Managers focus on actions that can reduce risks to manatees and protect foraging and warm-water habitats. The FWC's Division of Law Enforcement, in cooperation with partner agencies, uses knowledge of local boating habits, well-posted speed zones and up-to-date manatee information as part of its on-the-water enforcement operations. Informing boaters about manatee conservation and enforcing manateeprotection zones are priorities for the FWC. To learn more about manatee conservation, go to MyFWC.com/Manatee. To view the 2011 preliminary mortality numbers, visit MyFWC.com/Research/Manatee and click on "Manatee Mortality Statistics." Florida residents can help manatees by purchasing the manatee specialty license plate, available at county tax collectors' offices. The funds collected for these plates go directly to manatee research and conservation. To report a dead or distressed manatee, call the FWC's Wildlife Alert Hotline at 888-404-FWCC (3922).

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Upholding Voting Rights in the Memory of Dr. KingBy Benjamin Todd Jealous President & CEO, NAACP This year, on the day our nation celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., I proudly stood alongside NAACP State Conference presidents on the steps of the capitol building in Columbia, South Carolina for the annual King Day at the Dome March and Rally. The event has grown into a massive commemoration over the years, but this year it took on a new significance as Attorney General Eric Holder joined the commemoration, honoring Dr. King and pledging to carry forward his mission in the years ahead. Looking out over the crowd of thousands, I reflected on how Dr. King risked everything to advance civil and human rights in America. How, despite repeated threats against his life, he spread the message of non-violent civil disobedience against unjust laws throughout the Jim Crow South and our nation as a whole. Dr. Kings leadership has inspired Americans to win big victories that have moved our nation closer to the long-expressed, but yet-unrealized ideal that our school children repeat every day: we are "one nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all." Yet today, one of the greatest victories Dr. King helped win during his lifetime is under withering attack: The Voting Rights Act and the rights it protects for all Americans to be able to participate in free and fair elections. South Carolina has become ground zero in this battle. On one side, civil rights activists and the U.S. Department of Justice are fighting on behalf of thousands upon thousands of voters who would be disenfranchised by laws that introduce the first new financial and literacy-based obstacles to voting since we eliminated the poll tax and voting tests. Fighting on behalf of Americans like the students at South Carolinas Benedict College, whose student identification cards have been deemed insufficient for use as voter ID. And we are fighting on behalf of senior citizens born in South Carolina in a time when blacks often were not issued birth certificates. Now, for the first time in their lives, they will need to pay upwards of $150 to obtain the documents required by South Carolina's voter suppression law. On the other side, governors like South Carolina's Nikki Haley are suing to gut the Voting Rights Act after the Justice Department blocked the states discriminatory voter ID law. It was an honor to stand alongside Attorney General Holder as we recommitted ourselves to protecting our most sacred of rights. NAACP State Conference presidents and our allies throughout the nation are leading the battles to defend voting rights this year, and thats why it was so important that they led this march in South Carolina. We marched to defend our right to vote and to defend our nations dream of America as a place where everybody works, everybody contributes, and everybody counts. We marched for good jobs that can support our families, and an education for our children that will pave the way for them to do the same. We marched to declare our intent to defeat the deeds of any governor who would deify our great dreamer, but desecrate his dream. Dr. King's dream will become a reality. It will take vigilance. It will take patience. It will take hard work. But together, we will win this fight and uphold the right to vote for all Americans in 2012 and beyond. PAGE THESTAR ANUARY 21, 2012 EDITORIAL OWNER/PUBLISHER CLARA JACKSON McLAUGHLIN MANAGEMENT LONZIE LEATH, RINETTA M. FEFIE SALES & MARKETING G. ABRAMS, DENNIS WADE, DAN EVANS OFFICE/ACCOUNTS MANAGER SHIQUITA WILSON LAYOUT EDITOR MAY E. 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Gun Dealer Shot and Killed by PoliceA man dealing in firearms was shot and killed by police during an undercover operation that turned violent. Undercover investigators said that they have already purchased weapons before from Johnny Wright, 23. Wright was being investigated for illegally selling firearms and undercover officers planned to meet with Wright to buy three handguns. Wright chose a location behind a church to proceed with the transaction, but officers were not only met with Wright but two of his accomplices, Jean Marcel Coulanges, 18, and Elvence Saint Aulien, 19. The officers had $1,000 to buy the three weapons, but investigators believe Wright had planned to rob them instead of selling them the guns. Wright had no intentions of selling the weapons in the first place and had the undercover officers set up. Reports say that the three men showed up in a silver Chevy and Wright brought a backpack into the deputys unmarked car. Police said that while the money was being counted during the deal, Coulanges came out of the Chevy with a rifle, pointed it at the officers head, and demanded the money. Wright and Coulanges took the money and started running back to the Chevy. Wright pointed a handgun while he was running and officers watching the operation at a distance responded by opening fire in Wrights direction. A total of 15 shots were fired and Wright was shot and fatally wounded. Nobody else was hurt. Coulanges and Aulien were arrested and charged with first-degree murder for the death of an accomplice in the commission of a felony crime. Both were also denied bond. Coulanges has had many arrests while he was a juvenile. He had been arrested 21 times since 2007 and his most recent arrest before this incident was for two felony warrants in November of last year. Auliens was arrested only once in February of last year for marijuana possession. Wright was taken to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead. Crime and Justice Crime and JusticeA Publication of the Florida Star and Georgia StarJANUARY 21, 2012 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. Two Arrested for New Years Day Murder Two men were arrested for the death of club owner, James Darren Graham, 45, on New Years Day. Nathaniel Ford Jr., 36, and TerranceJames Holmes, 22, were trying to get into a club in the early hours of New Years Day. Graham conducted patdowns near the entrance to keep guns and weapons out of the club, but Ford and James fought their way in. Reports say that Ford started arguing with Graham and Holmes pulled out a handgun after arguing with club co-owner, Vincent Brown. Police say according to witnesses, Holmes and Ford opened fire at Graham, who was standing in the doorway before leaving the scene. Graham was struck several times, but managed to fire back. He was taken to the hospital along with two other bystanders. Graham was pronounced dead and Ford was said to have been shot and wounded in the leg. Over thirty witnesses were interviewed about the incident and police were able to finally track down Ford and Holmes. Both were arrested for murder. Johnny Wright Jean Coulanges Elvence Aulien Nathaniel Ford Jr. Terrance Holmes

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JANUARY 21, 2012 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. Home Heating Safety The cold season of winter has not ended yet and the best way to keep warm is with some kind of heating system in our homes. There are some precautions to take and here are some things to keep in mind: Preventing Fires: Place space heaters on a floor that is flat and level. Do not put space heaters on rugs or carpets. Keep the heater at least three feet from bedding, drapes, furniture, and other flammable materials; and place space heaters out of the flow of foot traffic. Keep children and pets away from space heaters. To prevent the risk of fire, NEVER leave a space heater on when you go to sleep or place a space heater close to any sleeping person. Turn the heater off when you leave the area. Never use gasoline in a kerosene space heater. Even small amounts of gasoline mixed with kerosene can increase the risk of a fire. Have fireplace flues and chimneys inspected for leakage and blockage from creosote or debris every year. Open the fireplace damper before lighting a fire, and keep it open until the ashes are cool. An open damper may help prevent build-up of poisonous gases inside the home. Store fireplace ashes in a fire-resistant container, and cover the container with a lid. Keep the container outdoors and away from combustibles. Dispose of ashes carefully, keeping them away from dry leaves, trash or other combustible materials. Preventing Carbon Monoxide Poisoning: Never operate a portable gasoline-powered generator in an enclosed space, such as a garage, shed, or crawlspace, or in the home. Keep portable generators as far away from your home and your neighbors' homes as possible away from open doors, windows or vents that could allow deadly carbon monoxide into the home. 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 17-Year-Old with Fake Gun Shot Dead By PoliceA teenager, who was carrying a fake gun, was shot dead during a stakeout. Detectives were conducting a stakeout at a Kangaroo convenience store, where 17-year-old Craig Ruise entered the store through the side with a handgun and robbed the two clerks in the business. The two officers watched Ruise use a fake gun to hold the robbery through the store window. Ruise then ran out of the front door and was confronted by the officers. The officers drew their weapons and ordered the teen to surrender and put the gun down. Ruise failed to comply and still held the gun in his hand. The detectives then fired about seven to eight shots, mostly hitting him in the torso. Ruise fell to the ground, while still holding to fake gun. Ruise was pronounced dead at the scene. The gun Ruise held was a fake gun that was spray painted black, which looked like a replica of a Colt 1911 to the officers. Reports say there have been eight Kangaroo robberies dating back since November of last year. Ruise was said to have matched the suspect descriptions in all of the robberies, wearing similar clothes, carrying a similar gun, and carrying out the crime in the same method Police are still investigating to confirm if Ruise was responsible for those robberies. According to records, Ruise has no prior felony arrests. The officers involved in the shooting were Mark E. Campanaro, a 10-year veteran of the department, and William H. Irvin, a 5-year veteran. Police say these officers fired at Ruise in order protect themselves and other civilians from the suspect as he was holding a weapon, which appeared to be real. There was no time to distinguish whether the weapon was real or fake. Both are on administrative leave, which is an initial procedure following any police-involved shooting. Police also say Ruise had parked a vehicle in a neighborhood adjacent to the business and walked to the store. After investigating the vehicle, police discovered it belonging to a family member. This was said to have been the fourth police involved shooting this year already. Ruises fake gun, spray-painted black

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Police Accused of Beating Man, But Police Say He Beat Himself As you can see in the mugshot, 26-year-old Rodgerick EverettJr.s face is covered with scrapes, bruises, and his lip is swollen. His injuries are obvious and he is even wearing a cervical collar. According to the report, police pulled a car over that Everett was riding. Everett was suspected of buying drugs and police confronted him with weapons drawn. He immediately surrendered and was put in handcuffs. A plastic baggie was reported sticking out of his right sock, which police found suspected cocaine and marijuana. The injuries were not mentioned anywhere in the report, but it did say that he became belligerent and struck his head multiple times on the metal cage within the marked police vehicle. According to Everett, his injuries came from being beat by the police. He also said that he was dragged from his feet. Everetts mother didnt believe in the allegations and didnt believe his son had beaten his own head in the patrol car until he broke his neck. Everett was charged with purchase and possession of cocaine and marijuana, criminal mischief and resisting arrest without violence. Everett is also the son of 16-year law enforcement officer. He has also previously faced charges of armed burglar, assault with a firearm, and third-degree grand theft. JANUARY 21, 2012 THE STAR C&J 3Bizarre Crimes Bizarre Crimeswho, what, when...huh? Other Unusual Crimes Across the Nation Brick Thrown at Car, Which Hits Bystander, Who Loses Leg An 18-year-old was arrested for starting a fight and throwing a brick at a car, which drove into a man, who lost his leg. Clarence Hall, 18, approached Timara Wimber, who was in the car with another person.Wimber came to the area to go to a market, but Hall started a fight and threatened them asking what they were doing in his neighborhood and his store. Hall continued the fight as Wimber exited the store calling her a derogatory name. Wimber and the other person got into the car, but Hall started kicking and hitting the car, breaking off the mirrors and damaging the door handle. He then entered the backseat and started attacking the person sitting there. A large crowd formed and Hall got a brick and threw it into the front windshield, shattering it. Wimber, who was driving, lost control and drove into a man pinning him against a pole.He was taken to a hospital and had to get his leg amputated. Hall was arrested on four charges including attempted felony murder. 3-Year-Old Shoots Self A man and a woman face charges after a 3-year-old boy accidentally shot himself. Police said the two adults, Barbara Anne Powell, 22, and Gregory Eugene Chisholm, 24, were in bed until they heard a pop. When they looked to see where it came from, they found the boy laying on the floor with a chest wound. His 5-year old sister was there with him. Powel first told police that the gun was hers and she had put it under the mattress, but she later said it Chisholm and not hers. The children were aware of the placement of the gun as one of them said, My daddy always keeps the gun underneath the mattress. Officers say that the 3-year-old boy fired a shot, which ricocheted and hit him in the upper body. Powell and Chisholm were arrested and charged with one count each of child neglect and culpable negligence. Chisholm was also charged with violating the terms of his probation. His probation violation charge goes back to a 2010 domestic violence conviction. Pastor Steals Over $200,000 From Church Grand Rapids, MI38-year-old pastor, Arthur Pearson Sr., was accused of taking as much as $237,374 from his own church. Auditors say that they found a large amount of transactions made by Pearson, which became suspicious. Surprisingly, Pearson had church members who supported him despite his committed crimes. They even gathered in prayer for him before a court hearing. Investigation showed transactions made to Victorias Secret, Forever 21, Bed, Bath, and Beyond, Red Lobster, and many other places. The money was also used for other expenses such as dentistry, travel, and insurance. Pearson turned himself into police and admit to his wrongdoings. Police are investigating if others were involved in the embezzlement. Man Covered in Powder for Mugshot 23-year-old Travis Williams was at a shopping mall around noon and was reportedly yelling and trying to hit patrons. He got into a fighting stance when cops showed up. One of the officers filled out a report and under the scars, tattoos, and unique physical features section, he wrote none visible. Reports show that Williams already has a 94-page arrested record, which include several busts for possession of cocaine. Williams is also unemployed and have been arrested many times for crimes from burglary and grand theft to possession of marijuana and trespass. Barbara Powell Gregory Chisholm Clarence Hall

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JANUARY 21, 2012 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 Name: Carr Brazelton III Offense: Aggravated Child Abuse Name: Lamar A. Clark Offense: Domestic Battery Strangle Name: Ahmin R. Dukes Offense: Burglary Assault Any Person Name: Allatawanna L. Gilchrist Age: 15 Weight: 120 lbs Last seen: 12/14/11 Name: Jimika NikalaDavis Age: 13 Weight: 120 lbs Last seen: 12/12/11 Name: Chantal Tatiyana Patterson Age: 16 Weight: 98 lbs Last seen: 1/08/12 Name: Dontavious L. Frazier Age: 15 Weight: 133 lbs Last seen: 1/22/12 Name: Jade Mildred Jackson Age: 17 Weight: 130 lbs Last seen: 1/05/12 Get your story to the public. Help reduce crime. Expose your talents. Starting: January 6th 2012 Contact: (904) 437-0309 Email: stvtvshow@yahoo.com www.STVUYT.com Be Useful, Never Giving In. Get Involved Today MOSTWANTED Bank Fraud SuspectPolice are investigating an ongoing bank fraud scheme involving the two listed individuals who are targeting Vystar Credit Union. Beginning in October 2010 until present the two girls have committed multiple counts of bank fraud. Their continued pattern of criminal conduct has resulted in a loss of approximately $25,000 to the bank. Breanna Anderson was arrested Thursday, January 12, 2012 for Bank Fraud with no bond. Police are actively looking for Shavia Hatcher, 17 years old. She has an active warrant for her arrest for bank fraud with no bond. Anyone with any information about the identity of the suspect is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 1866-845-TIPS or email at rewards@fccrimestoppers.com. You will remain anonymous and receive a possible reward if your tip leads to an arrest.

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JANUARY 21, 2012 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 Simmons Pediatrics salutes their honor students for excellent achievements in 2012 by making the A-B Honor Rolls at their various schools. This years event marking the 8th Anniversary was held once again at Dave & Busters Restaurant on January 7, 2012 at 12:00 noon. Parents and their children received game cards to play various games. In addition, the children received medals for their grades and hard work. It was a time of celebration, and excitement like none other as these Honor Roll Students feasted and celebrated high scholastics. We are very proud of our childrens success, realizing that without God and the help of their parents, it is impossible to achieve, Dr. Simmons states. However, with both of them, all things are possible in 2012. Where we believe our child shall succeed. Again, we salute our scholars, small and large. continued on page PR-4 Simmons Pediatrics A/B Honor Roll Celebration Dr. Simmons with AB Honor Roll Students Dr. Simmons with AB Honor Roll Parents

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JANUARY 21, 2012 PREP RAP PR 2 Elementary Students to Graduate from an Intensive Financial Program Author and entrepreneur Twyla Prindle's financial students/graduates are also published authors JACKSONVILLE, FL On Thursday, January 26, 2012 from 6:00 to 7:30 pm Bayview Elementary will hold their book release party for Kash Kids. The ceremony will include the graduation of 30 3rd 5th grade students that completed the 8 week Fun Financial Basics workshop offered by Kash Kids Inc. and sponsored by United Way Full Service Schools and Publix. The students will also perform in a short play entitled Why Did I Get This Credit Card? The Fun Financial Basics program is one of the 8-week intensive programs offered by Kash Kids designed to teach children in the United States the subject of money, goal setting and investing. The students learned financial basics such as cash flow, inflation, the time value of money, the rule of 72, the four ways to make money and how to read a financial statement. All workshops were fun and interactive for the kids. Twyla and her students will be at Bayview Elementary School, 3257 Lake Shore Boulevard, Jacksonville, FL 32210 on Thursday, January 26th, 6 pm to 730 pm signing their books. The Principal is Mrs. Kerwyn Neal. Kids can come by and take pictures with mascot, Little Twyla, during these hours. For additional information about Kash Kids, Prindle House, Twyla Prindle, seminars, books, and programs, please contact: Penny Smith, Parent Liason 904-381-3920. Budgeting Basics For Kids (StatePoint) Do you want your kids to be sensible about money, but arent sure where to begin? Youre not alone. Most teens --55 percent according to a new study from Capital One Financial Corporation-say they would like to learn more about money management skills. However, half (51 percent) of them report that their parents discuss money and banking concepts with them once a month or less. Overall, teens report limited practical experience managing money, says Shelley Solheim, Director of Financial Education at Capital One. By having conversations about finance and finding ways for them to practice necessary skills when buying school supplies or clothing, parents can better prepare their kids for the real world. Here are some tips to help you and your kids create and manage a kid-friendly budget: Make it a family affair: Sit down and compile a list of supplies your kids need and activities they want to pursue. Then see if you have any leftover supplies from previous trips to the store, such as binders that can be re-used. You can also scour community papers or online coupon sites for discounted activities. Create a budget: Ask your children how much they think is reasonable to spend on the things they want. Then draft a list and price each item using the Internet or a mobile app. If you exceed projected estimates, work together to prioritize the list. Be flexible: If your teens really want big-ticket items, work with them to find the money. They can find ways to cut costs by clipping coupons, looking for sales or buying used items. Any extra earnings can then be put into a savings account, which lets families work towards savings goals together. Parents can also turn to Internet sites to help encourage their kids financial skills, using methods and tools that resonate well with them, such as online and video games. In fact, 76 percent of teens say educational video and online games are a good way to learn, according to the study from Capital One. One such tool is the kid-friendly website JA Finance Park Virtual, which tasks kids with meeting real-life needs such as developing a budget, maintaining a household, supporting a family and pursuing a career through virtual simulation. To learn more, visit www.financepark.ja.org. Most of all, dont wait to begin talking to your kids about money. The earlier they start and the more they know, the better theyll be prepared for the real world.

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JANUARY 21, 2012 PREP RAP PR 3 Use the signal flags below to fill in the blanks above: Wow! Its so sunny today! Have you had any exciting adventures lately? Many people are adventurous. They like new and unusual experiences. A few people even like to do things that are very bold or full of risks. These people like danger and thrills. I love new adventures but I think that we should leave the dangerous, bold acts to the characters in movies and books! Did you know that some of the ideas for adventure stories are based on the events of real peoples lives? Daniel Defoe got the idea for his book, Robinson Crusoe, from the adventures of a real sailor. The sailor, named Alexander Selkirk, was marooned on an island in the Pacific Ocean in 1704 after an argument with his captain. He lived there alone for more than four years until he was rescued in 1709. The adventures of Robinson Crusoe are filled with sea voyages, storms, shipwrecks and pirates! 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JANUARY 21, 2012 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 Simmons Pediatrics A/B Honor Roll Celebration