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Florida star
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Florida star
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Florida star news
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v. : ill. ; 58 cm.
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English
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The Florida Star Pub. Co.
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weekly
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United States -- Florida -- Duval -- Jacksonville
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Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation:
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"Florida's statewide black weekly."
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Publisher: Eric O. Simpson, Feb. 14, 1981- .

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Brunswick City Commissioner James Brooks, 58, was arrested Thursday by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation with a charge of bribery. According to investigators, the bribery occurred within Camden County. Representatives of the GBI said the investigation is ongoing. No other details regarding the case were provided. Brooks was booked into the Camden County Jail on Thursday. A court date has not yet been released. Commissioner Brooks is also Mayor Pro Tem of Brunswick and is a founder of many organizations, including the Golden Isles Minority Republican Caucus. He is a member of the NAACP and SCLC and is an owner of Health Care Services of Georgia and Catering by James. www.thefloridastar.com Looking for customers to patronize your business or utilize your services? If you answered YES, then you need to place an ad in The Florida Star or Georgia Star! CALL 904/766-8834 to place your ad TODAY!! Check, Money Order, or Credit CardsAccepted ad@thefloridastar.com NORTHEAST FLORIDAS OLDEST, LARGEST, MOST-READ AFRICAN-AMERICAN OWNED NEWSPAPER I N S I D E Opinion/Editorial............A-2 Church...........................A-3 Talk of the Town...............A-4 Around the Area............A-6 Caribbean News.............A-7 Local..........................B-1 Columns........................B-2 Sports...........................B-4 Crime & Justice..(A).C&J-1-4 Prep Rap...........(B).PR-1-4 Classified & Business...B-7 Presorted Standard U.S. Postage Paid Jacksonville, FL Permit No. 3617 JANUARY 28, 2012 FEBRUARY 3, 2012 VOL. 61 NO. 40 50 CENTS An Award Winning Publication, serving you since 1951. Rated AŽ by the Better Business Bureau Wish to give us a News Story? Call (904) 766-8834 or Send it to: info@thefloridastar.com Read The Florida and Georgia Star Newspapers. Listen to IMPACT Radio Talk Show.www.thefloridastar.comStill the peoples choice, striving to make a difference. Cant Get to the Store? Have The Star Delivered! The Florida Star P. O. Box 40629 Jacksonville, FL 32203 The Florida Star, The Georgia Star! Impact Radio AM1360 (904) 766-8834 SINCE 1951 President Again Addresses Nation Attention shoppers: JCPenney has decided to do away with their usual sales, instead offering consumers permanently lower prices. The everyday lower pricing strategy, reminiscent of Walmart, differs in that the companys goal isn't to undercut competitors, but rather to offer customers more predictable pricing. Shoppers can expect: -Sale prices as everyday prices (prices will be slashed by at least 40%) Month-long sales for seasonal items Color-coded price tags for specific sales Simpler pricing using whole figures ($20 instead of $19.99) New advertising and monthly catalogs The new changes go into effect February 1. Web Company to Bring 200 Jobs to Jacksonville The Obama administration announced that beginning August 1 of this year, women won't have to pay out of pocket for birth control, as many insurance plans nationwide will be required to fully cover contraception without co-pays or deductibles. Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, more women can make health care decisions based on what's best for them -not their insurance company -all while saving hundreds of dollars every year. Story by Marsha Dean Phelts, Photos by Frank M. Powell The Florida Star was among major broadcast media outlets assigned to cover President Barack Obamas Global Tourism Initiative launched from Orlando. In his speech at Walt Disney Worlds Magic Kingdom, the President unveiled a strategy to help boost tourism and travel which will add significantly to the economy. Photo journalist Frank M. Powell ensured that The Florida Star and The Georgia Star secured a coveted ring side front and center station along side Media Outlets such as CNN, ABC, NBC and CBS. JCPenney Puts Permanent End To Sales Jacksonville Woman Wins Celebrity Chef Challenge Shenesha McCray of Jacksonville was selected the winner of the UnitedHealthcare Generations of Wellness online challenge, winning a trip for two to Dallas for a private two-hour cooking session with Chef Wilcox, a former contestant on Bravos Top Chef,Ž Top Chef All-StarsŽ and Iron Chef AmericaŽ. McCray qualified for the prize by registering on UnitedHealthcares Generations of Wellness Challenge website (www.uhcgenerationscampaign.com), which provides access to special wellness offerings, including reviews of books discussing African-American health, a downloadable health tracker, and recipes from Chef Wilcox. The cooking lesson was held at Wilcoxs recently opened restaurant, the Village Marquee Bar and Grill in Highland Park Village in Dallas. Mayor Alvin Brown announced this week that a new company called Web.com would be bringing 200 much-needed jobs to the Jacksonville economy. According to the chairman and CEO, Jacksonville native David Brown, new positions include writers, editors, graphic designers, and web fulfillment, as well as managerial positions in marketing, finance and information technology. The company makes a point to hire inviduals based on character and ability to work hard rather than rsum and education alone. Web.com has been around since 1997 and now has 450 employees locally. If you are interested in applying for any of the company's positions, visit web.com Etta James Dies At 73, Album Sales Jump 378% Soul singer Etta James, most famous for her iconic hit "At Last", passed away peacefully in the arms of her son after a long battle with leukemia at the age of 73. The music of the inimitable artist, who was known as much for her tumultuous life and feisty personality as for the raw, passionate emotion with which she delivered her songs, found new life after her death. James' overall catalog of albums sold 30,000 copies the week following the announcement of her death, an increase of 378% over the last week she was alive. Etta James Resting comfortably At Last. Shenesha McCray Continued on A-2 Etta James Continued on A-2 MY PRESIDENT:1. Got Osama bin Laden.... check 2. Unemployment rate down to 8.5%.... check. 3. 1.6 million jobs created with no GOP help.... check 4. 22 months of job and economic growth with no help.... check 5. Ended war in Iraq.... check 6. DADT repealed.... check 7. Not one tax hike in three years.... check 8. Brought out the racism hiding in the GOP.... check 9. Still carry 80% of the black vote.... check 10. Same wife for 15 years with no extra-marital affairs.... check 11. Saved auto industry and 1.5 million jobs.... check 12. Assisted in ousting Ghaddafi.... check 13. Only active President to receive Nobel Peace prize while in office.... check 14. Mortgage modification to prevent home owners from losing their homes.... check 15. STILL fighting for middle class families.... check 16. Reformed affordable healthcare.... check Despite what the GOP would have you believe, the President has been doing these things and more by himself. Obama 2012: Re-post to support!!! Free Birth Control Beginning August 1 President Launches Global Tourism Initiative from Walt Disney World Commissioner Brooks Arrested Commissioner James Brooks Two Arrests After Parking Lot Party Shooting See Crime & Justice Get Your Free Ticketto see SAFE HOUSE on February 7, 2012 See Details inside! MISSING 9-YEAR OLD FROM JAX Terrell Hopkins, nine years old 4 6Ž, 95 pounds, black hair, brown eyes. Missing nine-yearold child. Last seen Thursday, January 26, 2012 at 4:30 p.m. in the 2500 block of Olustee Street. Terrell Hopkins

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There has been such an enormous amount of attention given to the production of Bio-Diesel, Ethanol and other forms of alternative energy. You can drive out in the Midwest or Texas and see windmills twirling all over the scenery. How much of a difference has this made to our carbon footprintŽ? The answer is disappointing. There hasnt been much of a dent made. In fact, there may have been more harm than good. Windmills are not rocket science. People have been using windmills for water power since the 16th century. Energy tycoon T. Boone Pickens invested many millions of dollars and reached a firm conclusion: It is not the answer. He has decided not to build another single windmill. Besides that, virtually all of the parts that go into a windmill are made in China. There is no significant impact on American jobs or energy output. The most interesting alternative is Ethanol or bio fuel. This too is an old technology. The history of it goes back to George Washington Carver, the great scientist of Tuskegee Institute in Alabama. Dr. Carver did an overwhelming amount of development with peanuts. Much of this was due to a contractual arrangement he had with automobile magnate Henry Ford. The auto industry was booming and the demand for oil was growing at an exponential rate. Ford wanted Dr. Carver to come up with a bio fuel to replace the need for oil. The Rockefeller Family and others had the lock on oil and he didnt want to become overly dependent on them. After years of experimentation on the Tuskegee campus, Dr. Carver and Henry Ford came to this conclusion: It is not feasible to develop bio fuel. That was over 100 years ago. The fact still applies yet, environmentalists and politicians have pushed hard to further the development of bio-fuel. It works but not on an economical basis. The less bio fuel you have the more gasoline you will need. However, there is plenty of oil in the world and we just have to develop a cleaner way of using it. That is the better alternative. Food should be eaten as hunger still prevails in many parts of the world. The rapid expansion of the bio fuel industry has put a big strain on the supply of food crops such as corn, sugar, palm oil and wheat. Not only are these crops directly consumed by humans they are also key ingredients in feed for livestock such as cattle, sheep, chickens, turkeys, etc. In addition to livestock, nearly thirty percent of edible items found in a supermarket have such ingredients in them. Thus, the increased demand for bio fuels has significantly increased the price of groceries which has a terrible affect on the consumer price index and inflation. We all feel this every time we buy food. Lobbyists and fiscally liberal politicians have been pushing for subsidies as incentives to those manufacturing these bio fuels. Fortunately, the annual subsidies that were given to producers of the bio fuels have ended. This thirty year ridiculous program has now ended and hopefully our grocery prices will start to decrease. Supplies of bio fuel start to decrease. The largest foreign producer of it, Brazil, has started cutting back on its sugar cane to ethanol program as the margins in the production do not justify much of a future. Another ethanol giant, China, has also started to decrease its activity for the same reason. Gasoline prices alone should drop about 95 cents per gallon as a result of this stupid programs demise. Actually, the future of energy stewardship will rely on the great engineering capacity found in energy giants such as Chevron, Shell, Exxon and others. They have the engineers and have invested many millions of dollars in finding ways to produce energy in a cleaner, safer, and more economical fashion. It wont be environmental groups, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Sierra Club, Greenpeace or any other entity that will provide breakthroughs in the economic efficiency and cleanliness in the energy industry. It will be our corporate giants who will lead the way. This experiment with ethanol has been nothing but a flash from the pastŽ. It can work in a limited way to replace oil but it comes at a very expensive price. It is imprudent to go down the same road that Dr. George Washington Carver and Henry Ford journeyed more than 100 years ago. They showed us that it doesnt work and nothing has changed. Energy efficiency will come as experimentation and research continues. There is no need to fake it as such folly can bring economic harm to all of us. Mr. Alford is the co-founder, President/CEO of the National Black Chamber of Commerce, Inc(r). Website: www.nationalbcc.org. Email: halford@nationalbcc.org. PAGE A-2 THESTAR JANUARY 28, 2012 McCray, an African-American woman, knows that certain diseases are common in the Black community. Often these diseases can be prevented through a healthy diet and lifestyle. The Generations of Wellness initiative provides great tips that I can use in my day-to-day life to remain healthy, from exercises to recipes,Ž said McCray. I was intrigued by the wellness tools I found on the Generations of Wellness website, but never thought I would win anything.Ž Adopting and sticking to a healthier lifestyle is also a personal endeavor for Chef Wilcox, who describes himself as a formerly plump kind of guy.Ž Now physically fit and much more active in his personal life, Chef Wilcox says he is disciplined about staying in shape and helping others to adopt healthy lifestyles. In addition to his television fame, Chef Wilcox has won a number of local and national cooking awards and was twice nominated for the James Beard Foundations Rising Star Chef award. The former executive chef of Loft 610 in Dallas began his career at the age of 17, and worked his way up from grill cook to sous chef to chef de cuisine before opening the Marquee Bar and Grill in April 2011. UnitedHealthcares Generations of Wellness is designed to serve the health needs of African-American families by emphasizing awareness and promoting innovative wellness tools. The goal is to help bring a greater level of parity to the quality of health care and health coverage for African Americans, by offering online tools and culturally relevant health information that can help African Americans enhance their quality of life. Beyond the Rhetoric:100 Years Later and It Still Doesnt WorkBy Harry C. Alford President Obama chose the Magic Kingdom Park for his Why We Cant WaitŽ remarks because Disney World which draws 250,000 visitors a day is the largest single-site employer in the United States and the number one tourist attraction in the world. The Presidents action is the latest in a series of job creation initiatives through executive action and will boost tourism and create up to one million jobs over the next decade. In his address the President stated, Every year, tens of millions of tourists come and visit America and the more visits the more Americans can get back to work. We need to help businesses all across the country grow and create jobs.Ž The President noted that more than 60% of international tourists do not require a U. S. visa because they travel under the Visa Waiver Program. Under this program participating nationals can travel to the United States for tourism or business for stays of 90 days. Currently, tourists from 36 countries come to tourism destinations in the United States. The President's goal via the Department of the Secretary of State and the Secretary of Homeland Security is to streamline the process to add more international visitors to support our travel and tourism industries making the United States the world top tourism and travel destination. The number of travelers from emerging economies with growing middle classes„such as China, Brazil, and India„is projected to grow by 135%, 274%, and 50% by 2016. Moreover, according to information provided by the Department of Commerce tourists from China and Brazil each spend more than $6,000 and $5,000 respectively in visits to the United States. Shenesha McCray and Chef Tre Wilcox Global TourismContinued from A-1 (From left to right) Photojournalist Frank M. Powell, Orlando State Representative Geraldine Thompson, and Marsha Phelts Columnist

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JACKSONVILLE, FL ABEL Charles, died January 20, 2012. ASBEY C.E., Sr., died January 18, 2012. BARLO Leonard D., died January 20, 2012. BRISSON Carol, died January 21, 2012. COPELAND Anthony T., 46, died January 19, 2012. DANIELS Mercel, 66, died January 18, 2012. DONALDSON Leroy, died January 19, 2012. DREVNAK Barbara, died January 23, 2012. ENOCH Benny L., 66, died January 19, 2012. FULGHUM Milton Perry, Sr., died January 19, 2012. HOPKINS William Clark, died January 18, 2012. HUNTER Baby Boy Caden Lane, died January 21, 2012. JOHNSON Daisy Lee, died January 19, 2012. JONES Bertha, died January 23, 2012. KENNERLY Mutsuko S., died January 18, 2012. KING Mamie Wilson, died January 18, 2012. McCLENDON Cynthia, 57, died January 21, 2012. McCLENDON Dana Craig, 55, died January 22, 2012. MITCHELL Eulie, died January 22, 2012. MYERS Holly Darby, 55, died January 19, 2012. NORTHRUP Ellen A., 73, died January 18, 2012. OKILJ Sveto, died January 18, 2012. OWENS, George, Jr., died January 21, 2012. PARRISH Franklin, Jr., PLUMMER Esther Andea Lacey, died January 18, 2012. RODRIGUEZ Pedro, died January 18, 2012. SAMPSON, James, Sr., died January 19, 2012.~*~GEORGIA DEATHS BARBARI, Andrew AndyŽ Joseph, 456, died January25, 2012. DOLAN Mark Thomas, 28, died January 21, 2012. FLULKNER Gregory, 52, died January 21, 2012. MILLER Ernest P., 75, died January 24, 2012. REINHOLD William Jack, 84, died January 24, 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 28, 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. 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 ... 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Thank you my love for twenty-five beautiful years. I will always love you today, tomorrow, and forever. Your loving husband, Darnell Bows THE HISTORIC MOUNT ZION A.M.E. CHURCH located at 201 East Beaver St. will host its Annual Family and Friends Day Celebration on Sunday, January 29th at 10am. The speaker for the occasion will be our own, Man of GodŽ the Rev. Pearce Ewing Sr. Please join us for a spirited message. Our theme this year is  Praising and Celebrating God Together .Ž For additional information contact Jean Pettis of the Church Public Relations Office or Calvin Williams, Co-Chairperson Family and Friends Day Committee at (904) 355-9475. NEW FOUNTAIN CHAPEL A.M.E. CHURCH 737 Jessie St., cordially invite you to come celebrate our church and Pastors Anniversary, Tuesday, February 14th, Wednesday, February 15th and Thursday, February 16th, 2012 beginning at 7:00 p.m. nightly. To God be the glory for the things he has done for us for 95 years with the church and 9 years with Reverend and Mrs. Louis Kirkland. For more information call (904) 354-3021.

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E kaabo (eh-kah-bow). Welcome.Honey Drippers for the HolidaysWhen Marsha Phelts, American Beach resident and celebrated author (An American Beach for African-Americans The American Beach Cookbook and The American Beach Book of Homes ) extended an invitation to enjoy honey drippers with her and husband Michael at their ocean view home, it dredged up a fond, childhood memory of walking with neighborhood friends to Grahams Confectionary on W. 45th Street to buy the fruit-flavored, frozen delight served in a Dixie cup. I couldnt convince Marsha to name her treats Rummy Drippers, though. She calls her version Honey Dripper in honor of the bar of the same name that was popular with beach residents and visitors before it was demolished. Along with the Honey Dripper rummy drippers, Marsha and Michael served fresh, fried fish (OMG!), fried cheese grits (OMG!), sausage sauted in onions and green pepper (OMG!), fruitcake medallions, and a delicious rum fruitcake (OMG! and Im not a fan of fruitcake). The piece-deresistance were the cute chocolate mice that Marsha and granddaughter, Kayaunna Dean, made of Hershey Kisses. Also enjoying the warm hospitality were Amelia Island residents, Lynette Young and Ron Miller ; American Beach resident, Beverly McKenzie (hubby Carlton was elsewhere on the grill); and Orlando residents/American Beach homeowners, Ann and Bill Jennings. Ann is a mental health therapist in Orlando. Bill, the retired Executive Director of the Orlando Aviation Authority, has roots in Jacksonville. His aunt, Winona Vanderhorst Britt, a retired educator, was an early member of Gamma Rho Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. His mother, Ruth Vanderhorst Jennings, also a former educator, was a member of the Stanton Class of 1927 and reigned as the first Miss Stanton. The Phelts regaled us with stories and pictures from their recent trip to China, which was a treat for their four year old granddaughter, Kayaunna. Imagine the stories this lucky little girl will have to tell about travels with her Big Mama! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Silver Rose Debutante CoterieArticle and photograph furnished by Dr. Norma S. White Gamma Rho Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated presented fourteen young college women to society at the Silver Rose Debutante Coterie Presentation and Ball on December 22, 2011. This was the chapters 16th presentation. Four hundred fourteen debutantes have been presented in thirty-one years. The season began in June with the Mother-Daughter Luncheon. Debutantes participated in workshops and community service projects. They were entertained by parents, sponsors and friends at events such as luncheons, tours, plays, scavenger hunts, and golfing. Bonnie Atwater, chapter president, and Dr. Norma S. White, 25th International President, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, formally greeted guests. Bertha Padgett, Debutante Committee Chair, introduced Juliann McIntosh Blackmon and Dr. Brenda R. Simmons, who served as commentators. After the Debutantes were presented, the debs, their escorts, and parents participated in the First Dance. Music was provided by PM Xperience. Rev. Michael Mitchell blessed the meal and a delicious dinner was served. The 2011 Debutantes were sponsored by Monica Brown, Saundra Brown, F. Yvonne Hicks, Karen Jenkins, Jacquelyn Lee, Cordelia Mitchell, Bertha Padgett, Davina Parker, Karen Patterson, Sharron Patterson, Janie Robinson, Bettye Sessions, Sabrina Sessions, Brenda Simmons, Kim Smith, Evelyn Tukes, and Phillis Varnado. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ TALK OF THE TOWN! extends warm birthday wishes to my neighbor, Christina Campbell, who turned 85 years young recently. Chris told me that her nieces, Michell Fields and daughter, Nkendia gathered a few family and friends to celebrate at her Lusaid Drive home. Chris, who is the daughter of the late Sula G. Wells and Deacon Dewey Wells, went back to school a couple of years ago and graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration from University of Phoenix at the age of eighty-one! Happy birthday, Chris. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Speaking of milestones.. James Carl Davis, Jr. recently received the Master of Arts in Teaching from College of Saint Mary in Omaha, (brrrr) Nebraska. On hand for the occasion were proud parents, Carl and Betty Asque Davis and grandmother, Inez Christopher Asque. Jimmie is also fulfilling another passion as drummer in a band called eNVy. Papa Carl had the opportunity to play djembe drum in a performance with Jimmie and the band. Sorry I missed that! Congratulations and warm wishes for continued success, Jimmie. PAGE A-4 THE STAR JANUARY 28, 2012 Talk of the Town! Talk of the Town! by Frances Bradley by Frances Bradley Volume Burks, Photographer Volume Burks, Photographer 2011 Silver Rose Debutante Coterie, (L-R), Shanequa B. Taylor, Brea S. Parks, Kai L. Butler, Ashleigh T. Willis, Hilary M. Standifer, Bianca M. Sessions, Kelcey S. Sablon, Aierress C. Hanna, Channing A. Ashley, Leslye L. Randolph, Kirsten F. Demps, Alexis M. Guns, Jeanetta M. Martin, and Amme Y. Smith Above: (L-R) Michael and Marsha Phelts, Beverly McKenzie, Lynette Young, Ron Miller, Ann Jennings, and Bill Jennings Left: Kayaunna Dean, grandaughter of Marsha and Michael Phelts The graduate, JimmieDavis, with his grandmother, Inez Asque L-R) Jimmie Davis hugs his parents, Carl and Betty Asque Davis

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Sandy Neal Writer/ Photographer for The Florida StarJanuary 7, 2012 was the grand opening of MotionSweets at the Pecan Park Flea Market at 614 Pecan Park Rd. Jacksonville Florida 32218, space n-18. Megan Suggs, a native Floridian, wife, and mother of three boys, Bryce (14), Taylor (9) and Emory (4), started baking at the tender age of 10. She was taught by her grandmother, the late Mrs. Thelma Wilson, (Oct. 2006), and her mother Mrs. Yvonne Stewart, (Distinctions Boutique, Norwood Ave.). Mrs. Suggs also baked candy apples for her classmates at First Coast High School (Class of 96), which she sold for 1.00 each. Mrs. Suggs decided to leave college at FSCJ after receiving her AA degree and was on the verge of graduating with her bachelors degree in BioMedical Science, when she decided to follow her passion for baking. Mrs. Suggs has a recipe book that has recipes dating back as far as 1970, which belonged to her grandmother, her mother, and then passed on to her. Mrs. Suggs says her red velvet cupcakes are her largest request and were a favorite of her late grandfather, Mr. Charles Johnson. Her signature cupcake will be an Alter Ego Red Velvet, a classic red velvet with a twist. Adrian Suggs, her husband of 11 years, is the decorator, he is responsible for the elaborate decorations on the cupcakes and cakes that some say are so pretty they do not want to eat them. When asked, When did he know his wife had something different in taste to offer the communityŽ, He says, When she was baking for Moniques and Hotn-Spicy, the response that she received was overwhelmingŽ. Adrian also oversees the day-to-day operations such as billing and inventory. For the Grand Opening of MotionSweets there will be free cupcake and cookie tastings from 10a.m. to 1p.m. (while they last). Please visit the website at www.MotionSweets.com or call 904-234-4550 to place an order. Around The Area Around The Area PAGE A-6THE STARJANUARY 28, 2012 KATT WILLIAMS & FRIENDS Comedy Tour Sandy Neal Writer/Freelance Photographer for The Florida Star The Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena was the venue for the Katt Williams and Friends Comedy Tour hosted by 99 Wayz Entertainment, NB Entertainment and Red Carpet Events. T-Roy and Eazy-E of 93.3 were the MCs for the evening, Red Grant (Laff Mobb presents Red Grant Caught RedHandedŽ Feb. 10-28 on Showtime) was the host and DJ P.L.O. was rocking the show with all the pre-show and intermission jams. Katt Williams stepped on the stage donned in a leopard mink coat with drink in hand and told jokes about everything from raising a child that is hyperactive to President Obama and Michael Jackson; he had the crowd under his command. Katt is a true Comedian with the way he hypnotizes his audiences across the country with his wit and the style in which he tells his jokes is truly amazing and worth every dollar. Katt had the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena packed with people from Duval County and surrounding counties laughing until it hurts. Chaunte Wayans of the famous Wayans family (In Living Color, Keenan Ivory Wayans) was also a comedian on the show she is the baby of the family, but is not short on jokes she held her own with her comedic view of same sex marriages. The show was a success from beginning to end. Katt Williams Katt Williams Ms. Pat Mrs.Megan Suggs Jacqui Rivera (Rivera Promotions) and friend enjoying the show Chaunte Wayans and Red Grant M Motion otionS Sweets weets

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JANUARY 2, 2012 THESTAR By ARTHIA NIXON Caribbean News Editor The United Nations police officers (UNPOL) who were accused of sexually abusing children in Haiti have been suspended while investigations into the allegations continue. This according to the UN Mission Stabilization in Haiti (MINUSTAH) who dispatched a team to the island on Sunday from the UN headquarters. A statement from the organization said that the investigation will be carried out with deliberate speed based on reports of at least two cases of what was described as grave allegations of sexual and exploitation abuses. The incidents were reported in the capital of Port-au-Prince and another case was said to involve members from the Formed Police Unit (FBU) in Gonaives. The United Nations is outraged by these allegations and takes its responsibility to deal with them extremely seriously, said UN spokesperson Martin Nesirky during a press conference in New York. In another incident prior to the child sex abuse allegations, a Haitian man accused Uruguayan peacekeepers of raping him. After a public protests, those accused were recalled. Youth and Culture Minister, Hon. Lisa Hanna (2nd right), is greeted by Chairman, Jamaica Reggae Industry Association (JaRIA), Michael Ibo Cooper (left), during the launch of the JaRIA-organised Reggae Month 2012, at the Bob Marley Museum, Hope Road, St. Andrew, on January 24. Others (from second left) are: JaRIA Board member, Carol Lawrence; State Minister for Tourism and Entertainment, Hon. Damion Crawford; Deputy Director of Tourism, Jason Hall; and Director of Culture, Ministry of Youth and Culture, Sydney Bartley. The Bahamas Legal Year officially opened in grand style recently with judges, lawyers and law enforcement officers ready to resume the business of tackling the nations legal system. Bahamas Information Services photographers were on hand to capture images from the festivities. Cheif Justice Sir Michael Barnett is pictured bottom right opening the legal year and inspecting memebers of the Royal Bahamas Police Force female division (top left). The legal eagles paraded downtown Nassau (top right) before having a church service (bottom left). Culture Minister Gives Commitment to Secure Benefits from Reggae By Douglas McIntosh JAMAICA: Youth and Culture Minister, Hon. Lisa Hanna, has given the Ministrys commitment to ensuring that Jamaica secures the maximum benefits accruable, from its foremost musical genre, Reggae. Speaking at the launch of Reggae Month 2012, at the Bob Marley Museum, Hope Road, St. Andrew, on January 24, Ms. Hanna assured that the Ministry would give stakeholders, such as organiser of the month-long celebration, the Jamaica Reggae Industry Association (JaRIA), the necessary support...in any way we can, to effect the requisite interventions that would yield accruable dividends to the nation. We have an open door policy to make sure that we take (the steps) that are necessary to make this an industry where Jamaicans can benefit, both locally and internationally, in terms of revenue generation, tax reform and, certainly, seeing those projects on the ground that we can all be proud of. We are a reggae nation and we need to re-claim our position as a cultural capital of the world, Ms. Hanna said. State Minister for Tourism and Entertainment, Hon. Damion Crawford, who also spoke at the launch, urged that Reggae exponents seek to revert the genres role to one that promotes progression and advancement nationwide, in addition to providing entertainment. The music needs to become, again, one aimed at effecting a change in the society that makes people understand that this is a society that we want to (advance). I think that the Reggae music has a responsibility to organise and co-ordinate the people, so that they can overcome some of the (harsh) realities that we are facing. I am willing to ensure that the policies of the Government facilitate the advancement of the music, Mr. Crawford said. Deputy Director of Tourism, Jason Hall, whose agency, the Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB), is a major sponsor of Reggae Month, said the country risked losing control and ownership of the genre, in light of the global appeal it has garnered. He made an impassioned appeal for the nation to collectively take steps to preserve this indigenous musical art form. Reggae music has become one of the most listened to forms of music around the world. It provides not only entertainment, but inspiration and upliftment to Investigators Dispatched From UN To Investigate Reports Of Child Sex Abuse In Haiti By PeacekeepersPAGEA-7 millions across the globe. To this end, organisations such as JaRIA have a critical and important role to play (in preserving the music). And, although there is much work to be done, JaRIA must be commended for the work they have done so far. If it takes a village to raise a child, it takes a nation to preserve and promote a culture. Everyone must come on board, Mr. Hall said. This years staging of Reggae Month (February), is the fifth since the celebrations commenced in 2008. Being held under the theme: Reggae 50: Jamaicas Heart and Soul, the month-long activities coincide with the countrys Independence Jubilee. The slated activities include: an ecumenical church service at the University Chapel, University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona; a series of live concerts, incorporating Jamaicas various music genres; seminars and symposia; and an awards ceremony. The birthdays of two of Jamaicas and Reggae Musics late iconic exponents are commemorated during February Dennis Brown and Robert Nesta BoB Marley. Bahamas Legal Year Opens In Grand Style

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Photos by Frank M. Powell, III of The Florida StarHes already accomplished something never before done in the 4th Judicial Circuit JACKSONVILLE, FL … In his campaign for election this fall as a circuit court judge in the 4th Judicial Circuit, A. Wellington Barlow has already done something never before accomplished. Barlow is expected to announce that exciting historic news to a large group of supporters Thursday night as he officially kicks off his campaign on the Westside. The event has been organized by a diverse and impressive Host Committee including some of the most respected and influential names in Jacksonvilles legal and business communities. Our campaign is fueled by a great and humbling groundswell of grassroots support,Ž Barlow said. My family and I are thrilled with the blessing of celebrating the launch of this campaign with our friends and supporters.Ž The kickoff event will be held from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. at Kingdom Plaza (the old Normandy Mall) at 5310 Lennox Avenue. Barlow, a Jacksonville attorney and ordained minister, has spent his long and distinguished legal career and most of his life fighting uphill battles for justice and for the rights of average citizens. He grew up in the shadows of Raines High School where he and his two brothers played in the streets of Jacksonvilles Magnolia Gardens neighborhood. His parents, Annie Mae and the late Arthur W. Barlow, Sr. gave him the foundation upon which he built a distinguished legal career that literally changed how justice is administered in our state. Barlow earned an opportunity to attend the University of Florida Law School by having been awarded a prestigious Virgil Hawkins Fellowship named in honor of the man who overcame staunch opposition in order to desegregate the Florida Bar and Florida law schools. In 1985 Barlow became the first Virgil Hawkins Fellow to graduate UFs Law School. Through three decades of legal and public service, Barlow has broken down barriers as he worked to live up to Hawkins legacy. Barlow prosecuted as a Florida Supreme Court Certified Legal Intern in the State Attorney's Office in 1985 under the late Ed Austin and subsequently served as an Assistant Public Defender for the late Lou Frost between 1986 and 1987. In the early 1990s his friend and mentor Chief Florida Supreme Court Justice Leander Shaw recommended Barlow for service on the states Judicial Nominating Committee for the 4th Circuit. He accepted the appointment and went on to serve as the JNCs first African American chairman. Barlow subsequently challenged the powerful Florida Bar and many of its allies by drafting and fighting for a constitutional amendment that ultimately ended the Florida Bar's 40-year battle against the people's constitutional right to elect trial court judges. Because of Barlows passionate advocacy, Florida voters in 2000 approved a constitutional amendment that gave the people of each circuit and each county in our state the right to choose their own circuit and county judges through fair and open elections. Barlow's tenacity and effective advocacy allowed doors of opportunity to remain open for many qualified attorneys who sought to serve as judges in Florida but were continually blocked by the old political appointment system that was based not upon what you knowŽ but on who you know.Ž About Barlows fight for this change, the conservative Journal of the James Madison Institute in 1998 wrote, A. Wellington Barlow, a respected lawyer testified recently before the Constitution Revision Commission in Jacksonville, asking, If the public is not intelligent enough to put a judge on the bench, is the public intelligent enough to remove a judge from the bench? The key to overcoming public ignorance about judicial campaigns is education, not stripping the public of its right to vote. Thomas Jefferson rightly observed, I know no safe depository of the ultimate powers of the society but the people themselves; and if we think them not enlightened enough to exercise their control with a wholesome discretion, the remedy is not to take it from them but to inform their decision by education. Ž -The Journal of the James Madison Institute September 1998. Following his successful fight to preserve the constitutional right for people to elect circuit and county court judges, Barlow served in important advisory positions for Jacksonville mayors Tommy Hazouri, John Delaney and John Peyton. Such volunteerism included work as a trustee for the Northwest Jacksonville Economic Development Trust Fund. It was Barlows outspoken opposition to corruption and waste in that taxpayerfunded program that earned him the respect and support of many trusted community leaders from all walks of life. Florida Times-Union columnist Tonyaa Weathersbee wrote: Barlows memories of traveling through Sherwood Forest have fueled his interest in seeing the neighborhood revitalized. As a member of the Northwest Jacksonville Economic Development Trust Fund's board, he brought those memories to the table. But Barlow's hopes for the area were dashed by old ways of doing business in this city; ways that help the well-connected, but unfortunately, don't do enough to reduce the ranks of the impoverished and disillusionedƒ Barlow resigned shortly before the Fund's advisory board signed off on giving $250,000 to a former state lawmaker and a millionaire contractor to renovate the Shoppes at Sherwood. That money should not have gone to a millionaire, he said, but to capitalize small businesses in the area.Ž -The Florida Times-Union March 31, 2010. Recent investigations have confirmed Barlows valid concerns about the Fund wasting taxpayer money that was meant to create jobs in Northwest Jacksonville. According to a recent Times-Union report: Politics played a role in where the money went". Elected officials and connected players, including big-name developers, received major funding and City Council members pressed the fund's advisory board to approve pet projects. One controversial deal involved $250,000 in grants and loans for a Soutel Drive strip center redevelopment project. A. Wellington Barlow, a local attorney, was so upset by the types of projects getting funded that he resigned from the oversight board in protest in 2003. I saw the greedy coming in and getting money that should have gone toward the needy, Barlow said.Ž Barlow again fought some of the citys powerful special interests when he was among those who successfully argued against the citys corruption-plagued race-based contracting quotas of the 1990s. With Barlows help, the citys troubled minority set-aside program was ultimately replaced by Mayor Peyton with a program favoring small and emerging businesses, regardless of race. The courage Barlow has shown through a career of fighting for average citizens against injustice and corruption is part of why Jacksonville Sheriff John Rutherford last spring recommended him for an appointment as a circuit court judge for the 4th Circuit. I believe Mr. Barlows professional experience and community involvement have provided an excellent basis for appointment to the bench,Ž Rutherford wrote in a letter to the Judicial Nominating Commission. From his early career as an assistant public defender to his current practice, which includes civil and criminal matters as well as extensive work with churches and other nonprofit organizations, Mr. Barlow has demonstrated a broad range of experience that would serve him well as a circuit judge. It is my opinion that Mr. Barlow would bring to the bench a high level of integrity and that he possesses the sound principles and values that are essential to our judiciary.Ž … Duval County Sheriff John Rutherford April 19, 2011. JANUARY 28, 2012 THESTAR LOCAL FLORIDA SECTION B BARLOW TO MAKE HISTORIC ANNOUNCEMENT Frances C. Bradley, Social Columnist for The Florida Star In the Park MLK Day In the park MLK Day with one of the original Montford Pointer Marines, Mr. Alpha Ganious Barlow turning in last set of petitions

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JANUARY 28, 2012 THESTAR LOCAL GEORGIASECTION B Graduates Flying High After Completing Courses At Wings Of Faith Bible College By ARTHIANIXON Florida/Georgia Star The search for missing Buckhead woman Stacey Nicole English has captivated the nation since she was reported missing the day after Christmas. The above poster has been plastered through the state. Among the mysteries surrounding her disappearance was reports from those who saw her last claiming that she was quoting scriptures, speaking of the end of the world and saying that Satan was coming after her. One month ago, the 36 year-olds vehicle was found abandoned and running. On Monday, the body of a woman was found in an advanced state of decomposition wedged under a tree in Southwest Atlanta. On Wednesday, the Fulton County Medical Examiner confirmed the body to be that of Ms. Englishs. Reports indicate that there was no sign of trauma to her body. Brunswick Celebrates Obama Day Registering Voters By ARTHIANIXON Photos ANGELA FAVORS-MORELL With the focus of getting AfricanAmericans to register to vote and celebrating the first African-American President, a small group of Brunswick residents are helping the community out in a really big way by celebrating Barak Obama Day. We got together as a community because we want to celebrate President Obama, said one of the organizers Edward Chandler. Our people dont seem to remember the sacrifices Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr and others made to enable us as people of color to vote and enable Mr. Obama to become President Obama. We owe it to them to vote. Mr. Chandler said that he is concerned that there are over 2,000 people between 18 and 30 in Brunswick who have yet to register to vote. He says that inviting people out to the Obama Day is one way to get them registered for local and national elections. Search For Stacey English Comes To Tragic End While registering to vote is one aspect of this block party designed to highlight the accomplishments of President Obama, community comraderie is another aspect. Those attending sample the true taste of the south via barbequed porkchops, ribs and other meats, gumbos and of course a low country boil. We have never had any problems since weve been doing this, one of the neighbors on Stonewall Street told The Star. Its always been very peaceful to the point of no one even blocking our driveways. You know, Iam so proud of President Obama, continued Mr. Chandler. Iam so proud of him just getting in the chair of the highest office in the land. I just feel that he is doing a great deal for the nation, representing our people to prove that we can hold leadership positions, and that he is just a good person in my eyes. For more information on Obama Day, contact Edward Chandler at 912-399-5467. Top right photo: Edward Chandler, one of the organizers of Obama Day, greets a friend in a truck. Bottom left:Community volunteers help raise awareness of the importance of voting and work to sign people to register to vote. Top left:Friends and community volunteers gather around a feast to celebrate Barak Obama day at 2727 Stonewall Street in Brunwick, Georgia. By ARTHIA NIXON & ANGELA FAVORSMORELL Photos: ANGELA FAVORS-MORELL Well wishers and proud family and friends packed the Family Life Assembly of God Church on Blythe Island Highway last week to cheer on this winters graduates of the Wings Of Life Bible College. Also on hand was colleges founder and president Dr. Vincent T. Williams and their instructors Dr. Kenny Knight, Dr. Felicia Harris and Dr. DeVon Knight. The Georgia Star had exclusive media access to the event via our photographer Angela FavorsMorrell. Among those earning their Certificate of Bible Studies were Deborah F. Johnson, Catina Lumpkin andChristine Warren. Earning their Bachelors of Theology was Elizabeth R. Attical, Vanassa Booker,Mary L. Fleming,Cheryl E. Knight andEdna Woodard. Marshall Jackson, Sr received his Masters of Counseling while Janice Early and Alonzo K. Scott received their Masters in Theological Studies and Jermaine V. Moore, Jr. earned his Masters of Divinity. Masters of Christian Education recipients were Rebecca Ferguson, William Noble and Alison Walker. Doctors of Philosophy areJames Brison, Jeannette L. Brison, Barbara Jean Gamble, Eddie Harmon, Theresa N. Jonesand Bridgett O. Williams while Doctors of Divinity are Tharessa Mabry and Shelia Noble. Honorary Doctor of Divinity recipients are Rev. T.L. Davis, Rev. J.D. Williams, Rev. John L. Leggett and Evelyn Turrentine-Agee. Rev. Dr. Turrentine-Agee, a gospel singer known for her God Did It single, gave a soul stirring rendition of I Surrender All. Also offering praise in song was the Praise Team from the Jordan Grove Baptist Church along with McIntosh Countys soloist Pamela Desdune, who now resides in Loganville. Hannah Elder, who received her Certificate of Bible Studies made history by becoming the first recipient of the Lucy F. Shaw Wings of Faith Bible College Scholarship. The 2011 high school graduate plans to utilize her scholarship this year when she enters the Bachelor program.

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Upon meeting her for the first time, one can easily get the impression that she is the typical girl-next-door type with the cutie-pie looks and a certain perceived innocence that draws men like a magnet. Born in Washington, D.C and reared in New Canaan, Connecticut; Katherine Heigl is anything but typical when it comes to her chosen professions of acting and producing. She has become one of Hollywoods main stay attractions at the box office while savoring the perks of an ever growing fan base. Heigl entered the biz at nine years-old as a child model. As she became older, opportunities presented themselves and she transitioned into doing commercials and then TV and movies. Even though she has a respectable body of TV work; Heigl may best be known for her six seasons on ABCs critically acclaimed drama Greys AnatomyŽ as Dr. Isobel IzzieŽ Stevens for which she won a primetime Emmy Award and a Golden Globe nomination. Heigl struck pay dirt on the big screen starring in Judd Apatows smash hit comedy Knocked UpŽ which helped her win the Female Star of the YearŽ honors at the 2010 ShoWest Awards. She recently starred in New Years EveŽ opposite rock superstar Jon Bon Jovi. Heigl has a production company with her mom which executively produced The Ugly TruthŽ that she starred in and other film projects including including an upcoming TV series titled TrendingŽ for The CW Network. In her latest cinematic big screen offering, Heigl portrays Stephanie Plum, the star character of Janet Evanovichs worldwide best-selling eighteen-book mystery series in the Lionsgate film One For The Money.Ž Plum is out of work, on hard times and decides to work for her cousins bail bonds company as a bounty hunter. The action-comedy takes place on the gritty, rough streets of a New Jersey hood. As a bounty hunter, Heigl encounters some very dangerous and unsavory characters. What is her definition of a real life tough guy? She jokes, Who knew? Ive never really met a tough guy. I guess a tough guy is a ƒI have no idea!Ž Since the Stephanie Plum character is so popular with millions of readers what strategy did Heigl apply in binging her persona to the screen? She turns serious, I was approached about the project when I was doing The Ugly TruthŽ with Lakshore and they had wanted to turn the book into a movie and I had at that point, not read the books. So I started reading them and then became obsessed with them and then got really excited about the idea of bringing it to film. I really loved the principal role on this because it was so important to me to keep the film really close to the book because thats what I fell in love with and thats what millions of people have fallen in love with in terms of the one For The MoneyŽ Stephanie Plum series.Ž Even though she has been through the experience many times before, Heigl still gets a kick out of seeing herself on bus side post boards, outdoor billboards, construction site posters etc. For MoneyŽ she exclaims, Its always really thrilling. Its always just this moment of adrenalin when you see your face and butt, name on a big poster when you drive down whatever boulevard. So Im really thrilled, Im real excited and very hopeful fingers crossed that it works.Ž In describing her character, Heigl says, I just think that there is something about her that is really endearing. You just like her. Shes a decent person with a big heart and shes fearless and courageous but perpetually puts herself in situations where she is in over her head. But doesnt take herself very seriously and doesnt take other people too seriously. She has this great perspective on life that happens to be witty, funny and charming as well. I sort of like everything about Stephanie. Shes sort of the heroine that you dont get a lot of. Sort of the overly perfect heroine that you could never espier to be like. Stephanie is sort of an everyday girl.Ž PAGE B-5 THESTAR JANUARY 28, 2012 ENTERTAINMENT Katherine HeiglSassy, Sexy And Down for The Money! By Rych McCain, feedbackrych@sbcglobal.net and Facebook Photo by Ron Batzdorff for Lionsgate Films Condolences : Our deepest, spiritual meditations and comforting thoughts go out to the family, friends and fans of the late great soul/blues/jazz singer Etta James who made her transition at age 73 on Friday, Jan 20, 2012 at Riverside Community Hospital in California due to complications from leukemia. According to her manager Lupe De Leon James died with her husband and sons at her bedside. James powerful voice and expressive showmanship on stage would rock the house from the floor to the ceiling rafters in her heyday. Her smash hit R&B ballad At LastŽ became her signature tune. Music : From Dirty Dollar Entertainment we get South Carolinas Dirty Dave with his new single and video I Got A Sack.Ž Check it out on Vimeo.com/m/35191728. Watch for The Superbowl version 1000 Ways To Get Paid,Ž hosted by Bigga Rankin & DJ Scream coming in Feb. Gerald Forrests Gospelchops.com Series returns to Give The Drummer Some with the DVD release of Shed Sessionz Vol 3 A groundbreaking video series, Shed SessionzŽ features top drummers from around the world, along with their energetic drum chop performance techniques, drum lessons, interviews and behind-the-scenes footage. With Forrests latest release offering, Shed Sessionz Vol. 3,Žhe highlights some of the best drummers across the United States Included are drummers Justin Tyson, Matthew Garstka, Tim Newton, Darion JaVon, Frank Fluker, Fred Boswell and Eddie Heyward Check out their amazing display of drum virtuosity on www.gospelchopsl.com or youtube.com and get a copy of the DVD. Music World Gospel celebrates its 10th Anniversary this year. An imprint of Music World Music, it was founded in 2002 by Mathew Knowles, President and CEO of Music World Entertainment, and is currently the largest owned and operated African American Gospel label in the world. Music World Gospels 10th anniversary celebration coincides with the 20th Anniversary celebration of Music World Entertainment. TV : The 43 rd NAACP Image Awards recently held their nominee announcements for the upcoming show which will air live on NBC-Universal as a two-hour special broadcasting from the historic Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on Friday, Feb 17 th (8-10 p.m. ET). Making the announcements from the beautiful Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills, were actresses Vanessa Williams and Tracee Ellis Ross and actors Corey Reynolds and Craig Robinson ABC and CBS lead the nominees in the TV categories with 18 and 16 nominations respectively, followed by BET and HBO both with 15. In the recording category, Columbia Records leads with eight nominations, followed by Warner Bros Records with five and Elektra Records with Four nominations. For the big screen, Dreamworks Pictures, Touchstone Pictures and Participant Media lead with eight nominations while Focus Features and TriStar Pictures have seven followed by Universal Pictures with five nods. Movies : One For The Money. Lionsgate Films, Lakeshore Entertainment and Sidney Kimmel Entertainment. Starring Katherine Heigl, Jason OMara, Daniel Sunjata, John Leguizamo, Sherri Shepherd and Ddebbie Reynolds. Directed by Julie Anne Robinson. Screenplay by Stacy Sherman, Karen Ray and Liz Brixius. Produced by Sidney Kimmel, Wndy Finerman, Tom Rosenberg and Gary Lucchesi. This movie is an on screen adaptation from the best selling eighteen book series on fictional character Stephanie Plum written by Janet Evanovich. Heigl does a pretty good job of bringing Plum to life on the big screen. The supporting characters are funny, dangerous, rowdy and interesting. This one will make for a fun night out. Joyful Noise. Warner Bros. Pictures. Starring Queen Latifah, Dolly Parton, KeKe Palmer, Courtney B. Vance, Jeremy Jordan, Dexter Darden, Jesse L. Martin, Kris Kristofferson, Kirk Franklin and Angela Grovey. Written and Directed by Todd Graff. Produced by Michael Nathanson, Joseph Farrell, Catherine Paura, Broderick Johnson and Andrew Kosove. Here we have a mix of music and drama that could easily fit the famed and proven Tyler Perry model of movie making with a gospel theme. Vi Rose Hills (Latifah) rivalry with G.G. Sparrow (Parton) and Randys (Jordan) interracial romance with Olivia (Palmer) will surly pique interest. This should be a major hit with the church crowd. Hit me up at feedbackrych@sbcglobal.net Study, Observe and Win! Rych Rych McCains Hollyhood Notes!By Rych McCain, feedbackrych@sbcglobal.net How To Make Valentine's Day Extra Romantic (StatePoint) If youre planning a romantic dinner at home for you and your Valentine, youll want it to have an extra special quality. There are many great ways to set a romantic mood at your table. Special Foods Theres something very romantic about cooking and sharing the meal you created together. For ideas, use a cookbook or online recipe site to plan a special menu with foods you both love, but dont eat often. Plan a meal with several separate courses. Ordering-in can be romantic too. Its less fuss and mess, and allows you to concentrate on each other. Just be sure to take the food out of its plastic and paper containers before serving! Fine Wine Nothing says I love youŽ like sharing a great bottle of wine. Whether youre a wine connoisseur, or a novice, youll want the wine to taste great with the food. Pick a versatile bottle that will go well with every course of your meal. For an unforgettable evening, get inspired by the land of amore and all things fine, from Prada designs to Lamborghini cars. Choose a very special sparkling wine from Italy. For example, Franciacorta is a top quality sparkling wine from Italy, made from Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Its vineyards are set amongst idyllic villages, castles and noble mansions, and the white sparkling wines are rich, creamy and filled with millions of seductive bubbles. Franciacorta pairs with a wide range of foods, from appetizers to salads, seafood, pasta, poultry and meat. And because this Italian wine is made in the same way as Champagne, it provides the same festive and romantic mood. Be sure to serve sparkling wine chilled. So if youre going to linger over the bottle for a few hours, keep it on ice. The Mood If you eat dinner at home often, youll need to do something to make this holiday meal different. You can change the look and feel of your home by creating a romantic ambience. First, turn off the television. Its hard to get into the right mood with the cast of the Jersey Shore duking it out in the background. Instead, play music you both like thats not distracting to conversation. Just avoid songs about breakups and heartache! Turn down the lights and set out candles or tea lights. Roses or other fresh flowers will add a nice touch to the room. And, of course, make sure the house is sparkling. A Table For Two If you can, set the table in a room in which you dont normally dine. If you own a special set of dishes and utensils that you rarely use, tonight is the night to bring them out. Tonight is also the night to use a table cloth or runner and cloth napkins. With a little effort, your Valentines dinner at home can be festive and romantic.

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Im AngryLeadership. Commitment. Unity. By Benjamin Todd Jealous President & CEO, NAACPAs I sat in the House of Representatives chamber this evening, these were the themes I heard President Obama speak to in his State of the Union address. But as I listened to President Obama, I looked at obstructionist leaders in Congress and I couldn't help but get angry. It is past time to throw aside partisan differences, put America first and embrace the American values of equal opportunity and fairness for all. In communities across the country, the NAACP has marched, rallied, and raised our voices to let our leaders know job creation can't wait. President Obama has heard our call, and tonight he laid out his ambitious blueprint for continuing to improve the economy and put people back to work. Unfortunately, too many members of Congress are committed to nothing but blocking the president's work. They are more concerned with scoring political points than getting us out of the worst economic slump since the early 20th century. Every day, NAACP leaders nationwide speak with people who are working harder than ever before, and still struggling to make ends meet. Just this week our North Carolina NAACP leadership conducted a tour throughout the state to chronicle the effects of joblessness, underemployment, and poverty. We know many of you have similar stories, and we want to hear them. Will you share with us your story on how the economic crisis has affected you and those you love? http://action.naacp.org/job-crisis-stories Marcellus Brown is 43 years old. He doesn't have a steady job, but he wants one. He's from Scotland Neck, North Carolina, but travels 30 miles to apply for unemployment and look for jobs. There are no resources or living wage jobs in his community. Davette Bulluck, a mother of three, is unemployed in Rocky Mount, North Carolina. She cleans yards, washes dishes, and collects cans in the streets for money. Her utility bill exceeds her monthly income by $500. She's skipped many meals so her children can eat, and often faces the prospect of choosing between electricity, water, and food. President Obama's American Jobs Act would create 1.9 million jobs for people like Marcellus and Davette in places like Scotland Neck and Rocky Mount. His summer jobs and tourism initiative will create hundreds of thousands more, and stimulate an economy built to last and designed for sustained prosperity. I applaud President Obama for adopting our long-standing priority of economic stability in communities of color, for his bold stand on job creation, and for leading the charge on reversing the economic crisis. But Congress must match his leadership. Millions are suffering, and systemic poverty persists in almost every corner of the richest nation on earth. In moments like this, extreme partisanship is a luxury our nation cannot afford. It is time to pass much-needed legislation to foster workforce training and create the kinds of jobs that allow Marcellus, Davette, and countless others to thrive, not just survive. It is time for cooperation to trump personal political agendas. And until it does, we must continue to speak out, stand up, and be heard. Please share your stories and experiences on the economic crisis, and how it has affected you and your loved ones: http://action.naacp.org/job-crisis-storiesPAGE B-6 THESTAR JANUARY 28, 2012 OPINION OWNER/PUBLISHER CLARA JACKSON McLAUGHLIN MANAGEMENT LONZIE LEATH, RINETTA M. FEFIE SALES & MARKETING G. ABRAMS, DENNIS WADE, DAN EVANS OFFICE/ACCOUNTS MANAGER SHIQUITA WILSON LAYOUT EDITOR MAY E. FORD CRIME &JUSTICE KEVIN KIM CARIBBEAN NEWS/SPECIAL LAYOUT ARTHIA NIXONInvestigative Reporter : Lonzie Leath Reporters/Photographers : Marsha Phelts, Laurence Greene, F. M. 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Shooting at Party Leads to Two ArrestsTwo men were arrested after a shooting that occurred at a party held in a strip mall parking lot. About 100 to 150 people were attending the party, according to reports. Cory Brian Williams, 29, and Marlon Louis Brice, 24, were said to have been together and at one point, they reportedly walked to their vehicle, where Brice pulled out a handgun from the glove compartment. As the two started walking towards a group of boys, William took the gun from Brice. Williams told police he then heard a series of gunshots being fired and someone yelling that someone was down. Williams and Brice went to where the shots were coming from and found 30-year-old Kenneth Eugene Campbell laying on the ground in a pool of blood. Campbell was found with multiple gunshot wounds and was later pronounced dead at a hospital. Several vehicles were leaving the scene and Williams started shooting at the car from where the shots were being fired at Campbell. Police had arrived around the same time of the shooting and reported seeing Brice beating 40-year-old Austin Wade to the ground and kicking him in the head and upper body. Brice then fled after being spotted by police to avoid arrest, but was caught shortly thereafter. When he was asked why he ran, he said that he was on probation and didnt want to get caught. Brice also admitted to the beating of Wade. Williams and Brice both were arrested that night. Williams was charged with shooting deadly missiles and carrying a concealed firearm. Brice was charged with felony battery causing great bodily harm and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Nobody is yet being charged for the death of Campbell. Williams is being held on $100,000 bond and Brice is being held on $125,000 bond. Williams and Brice both have a number of previous convictions dating back since 2005. C&J1 C M Y K Crime and Justice Crime and JusticeA Publication of the Florida Star and Georgia StarJANUARY 28 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. Man Arrested in Death of Girlfriends Son A man was arrested after his girlfriends 11month-old baby died in his car. 24-year-old Derron Brown lived with his girlfriend, Lukrisha Milliner, 25, and her infant son. Milliner had left home to run some errands and left her son in the care of Brown. Milliner returned a little over an hour and found her child unresponsive. Milliner immediately called 911 and her baby was transported to a hospital, where he was later pronounced dead. Examination results showed that the cause of death was from blunt force trauma to the torso and the case was ruled as a homicide. Milliner cooperated with police in the investigation and reported her side of the story. When she told them about the child being with Brown, investigators decided to meet with him. Brown admitted being responsible for the death of Milliners son and told them that he struck the child with his shoulder, forearm, head, and his fist. Brown was arrested and charged with one count of premeditated first-degree murder and one count of aggravated child abuse. Brown is said to have been previously convicted of burglary, trespassing, and criminal mischief. Kenneth CampbellDerron BrownCory Williams Marlon Brice

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Store Customers Help Catch Thief A man who tried to get away after stealing cash from a grocery store was eventually chased down by the help of customers. 45-year-old Anthony Merrell was standing in line at a grocery store and when a cashier opened the register, he reached into it to steal cash. The cashier tried to stop him, but Merrell ran towards the front door. Another cashier tried to stop him at the door, but he struck her in the side of the face. Merrell fled the store and kept running. Store employees customers started to chase after him, but could not catch up. Merrell did not stop, until he was eventually tackled down by one of the customers. Three minutes later police arrived and arrested Merrell. The thief was able to be chased down with the help of the community, but police say it may not have been a good idea as you can put yourself in danger trying to catch a thief. It is better to call police who are trained to catch criminals. Merrell was arrested and charged with felony sudden snatching without a firearm. JANUARY 28 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. If Your Child is Missing If your child is missing, search the house and conduct a brief, but thorough search of all out-of-the way places, including: Closets. Swimming Pools. Attics Under Beds Appliances (include unused refrigerators). Basements. Vehicles (even if locked; include trunks). Crawl spaces. Shrubs, bushes, trees. Garages/Sheds. Others. Streams/Ponds. Check with neighbors and friends of the child. If you cannot find your child, immediately call the police at 911. Make it a daily habit to know what your child is wearing. Carry color photographs of your children. Arrange with your local police department to have your child fingerprinted. If your child disappears in a store, notify the store manager or security office. Then immediately call your local law-enforcement agency. Many stores have a Code Adam plan of action if a child is missing in the store, employees immediately mobilize to look for the missing child. When you call law enforcement, provide your child's name, date of birth, height, weight, and any other unique identifiers such as eyeglasses and braces. Give police a full description of your child and the clothing your child was last wearing. The dispatcher broadcasts the description 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 Store Owner Beat in Front of His KidsA store owner was beaten over cigarettes in front of his two children. 22-year-old Derek Keith Walker and 24year-old Javon Shamont Richardson entered a store and tried to buy cigarettes using an EBT card. The owner told them that he could not sell them cigarettes with the card and Walker and Richardson became enfuriated. The two then started cursing at the owner and left the store. The owner said he walked outside of the store to apologize, but the two suspects started to beat him. Police believed that the children of the owner, who are 6 and 13 years old, witnessed the beating. One of the suspects returned to the store and took money out of the register and fled on foot, while the other drove off in a light blue car. Police were later able to locate the car at a mobile home park with a given description. Richardson and Walker were then arrested on charges of aggravated assault, cruelty to children in the second degree and robbery. Derek Walker Javon Richardson Anthony Merrell

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Girlfriends Legs Scorched With Boiling Water Eddia Louis Dean, 51, was accused of scorching his girlfriends legs and feet and holding her captive for days. The woman said that as she was getting out of the bathtub,Dean threw boiling hot water on her legs and feet after she told him another man had been at the home. Dean then threatened that he wanted to pour more water on her face and he would kill her next time. Dean didnt allow girlfriend leaving to go anywhere. She was kept captive for days, until he left one day and she ran to a neighbors home. She was found with burned, swollen, and infected feet. She was taken to a nearby hospital, where she was treated for second-degree burns. Dean was arrested with aggravated battery, aggravated stalking and false imprisonment. Drunk Officer Points Gun at Son Who Tries to Prevent Him From Driving Jeffery Higgins is a detention officer and was drunk at his home, where he lived with his family. An argument arose between him and his son. During the argument, Higgins walked outside to get into his truck, but his son wouldnt allow him to and the fight grew worse. Higgins went back into the house to retrieve his issued handgun and pointed it directly into his sons face. Higgins was arrested for aggravated assault and criminal damage. JANUARY 28, 2012THE STARC&J 3Bizarre Crimes Bizarre Crimeswho, what, when...huh? Other Unusual Crimes Across the Nation Man Leaves Baby in Home With Three Others Dead A man was arrested after leaving his infant son in a home where he committed a triple homicide. 20-year-old Lineten Belizaire had allegedly shot and murdered 25-year-oldNatasha Plummer, her 6-month-old son, and 21-year-old Octavia Barnett. Belizaire had left apartment with the 11-monthold son that he had with Barnett alive. The incident was unknown until the father of Plummers child had come to the scene. He had found three dead with the 11month-old son, who was the only one uninjured, and called police. Detectives had arrived to the apartment and after investigation, they identified the suspect to be Belizaire. Police began to search for Belizaire and were finally able to track him down within a week. He was seen returning to his girlfriends house, where he occasionally lived, and was arrested without incident. Belizaire was arrested on three counts of first-degree murder. According to reports, he had been previously arrested in 2008 for aggravated assault, which was later dropped. About $80,000 Worth of Items From Neighbor Who Go on Vacation A man was accused of stealing of about $80,000 worth of items from a neighboring home, while they were away on vacation. After investigating the case, detectives have said that 18-year-old Woodrow Francois had entered a neighbors home by prying open the rear sliding glass door, which caused about $4,000 in damage. Francois had rummaged the residence and stole about $77,000 worth of electronics, jewelry, clothing, and a safe. He also went along to steal the familys Ford Escape from the garage. The family returned from their vacation five days later to find their home burglarized. They also discovered that seven fraudulent transactions were made with their credit card. According to reports, the total of amount of transactions made came out to be $242.73. Further investigation showed that Francois had sold the stolen jewelry at a pawn shop. Francois was arrested on seven counts of fraud, illegal use or possession of another person's identification without consent, dealing in stolen property, damage to property, burglary, larceny, grand theft of a vehicle and committing fraud false statement. Mother Arrested for Letting 10-Year-Old Son Get Tattoo Acworth, GA10-year-old Gaquan Napier had watched his 12year-old brother die after being hit by a teenage driver and was with him until the end. Recently, he had asked his mother, Chuntera Napier, if he could get at tattoo of his brothers name on his arm in memory of him. Chuntera was moved and Gaquan had received her support. So Chuntera took him to a tattoo parlor and Gaquan had his brothers name and spot jersey number tattooed onto his arm. Chuntera was not aware that it was illegal for anyone under the age of 18 to get a tattoo. Chuntera was arrested and charged with misdemeanor cruelty and being a party to a crime. The tattoo artist was arrested as well. Man Tapes Men with Hidden Camera in Airport Restroom Someone had come into contact with police to complain that a man was holding a book, which appeared to have a hole in it with some kind of recording device, in the restroom. Police approached 34year-old Joshua Fletcher outside of the restroom and found that he had a cellphone, which contained many videos of men urinating in public restrooms. Police searched the restroom and found an address book in a trash bin, which also had a hole and a digital camera in it. Fletcher was arrested and charged with two misdemeanor counts of interference of privacy. Woodrow Francois Lineten Belizaire

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JANUARY 28, 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: Jason Alexander Offense: Carrying Concealed Firearm Name: Lindsey L. Adjei Offense: Fraudulent Use of Personal ID Name: Fahmi Ahmed Offense: Traffic in Stolen Property Name: Skyler Dillard Age: 17 Weight: 210 lbs Last seen: 1/08/11 Name: Christian Montgomery Age: 16 Weight: 130 lbs Last seen: 1/12/12 Name: Takeea Tanequa Jones Age: 17 Weight: 135 lbs Last seen: 1/05/12 Name: Briana Rene Rainey Age: 17 Weight: 179 lbs Last seen: 12/30/12 Name: Tracy Chanel Williams Age: 17 Weight: 121 lbs Last seen: 1/04/12 EVERY FRIDAY Channel 99 @ 10:30pm € Get your story to the public. € Help reduce crime. € Expose your talents. Contact: (904) 437-0309 Email: stvtvshow@yahoo.com www.STVUYT.com Be Useful, Never Giving In. Get Involved Today MOSTWANTED Bank Fraud SuspectPolice are actively looking for the suspect, Monique N. Hibbert, 20 years old. The suspect had entered a beauty supply store and a knife was displayed. An Armed robbery was committed and the suspect got away with eight packages of hair weave. There is an active warrant for her arrest. Anyone with any information of the suspect is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-866845-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 28, 2012THE STARPR 1 Jacksonville, FL Duval County Public Schools (DCPS) and the Early Learning Coalition of Duval (ELC of Duval) today announced a partnership for Read It Forward Jax! VPK. This partnership will be an extension of Duval County Public Schools' Read It Forward Jax! campaign that focuses on improving the reading performance for students in grades K-12. Read It Forward Jax! VPK is a reading program that encourages families, schools and child care providers to read with Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (VPK) students to increase their understanding of literacy concepts to help prepare them for academic success when they enter school. Teachers will track the number of books each child reads at home and in the classroom. Prizes will be awarded for participating VPK classes and families. "We are so excited at the level of participation from the children in our VPK centers," said Susan Main, Executive Director of ELC of Duval. "We work hard to ensure early literacy is a part of quality child care and the cooperation on an event like this emphasizes the work we do. We anticipate this to be a community-wide success made possible by the efforts of all our partners!" The partnership between DCPS and ELC of Duval is a perfect combination that supports learning from the earliest stage of a child's development and continues through secondary education. The ELC of Duval's mission is to create a coordinated and integrated system for school readiness services to better prepare children for entry into kindergarten with an emphasis on literacy skills for children who may be at risk for future school failure. DCPS' vision is that every student will graduate from Duval County public schools with the knowledge and skills to be successful in post-secondary education and/or the workforce. With this program, students will receive high-quality training from the moment they enter a classroom to the moment they graduate from high school. "The goal of this partnership is to help prepare children to enter kindergarten with the ability to understand basic literacy skills that can then be expanded upon when they enter Duval County Public Schools," said Superintendent Pratt-Dannals. "So often, children are starting kindergarten unable to read which causes them to fall behind and struggle with their education. We are confident that this program will help eliminate this problem and provide children with the necessary knowledge to succeed from day one in our schools." D u v a l C o u n t y P u b l i c S c h o o l s a n d t h e E a r l y L e a r n i n g C o a l i t i o n o f D u v a l I n t r o d u c e R e a d I t F o r w a r d J a x! V P K P a r t n e r s h i p

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JANUARY 28, 2012PREP RAP PR 2 THREE SITES ADDED TO JACKSONVILLE CHILDRENS COMMISSION TEAM UP AFTER-SCHOOL NUTRITION PROGRAM Nearly 50 sites across Jacksonville now provide snacks and meals to 8,000 children JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Jan. 20, 2012 „ Each school year the Jacksonville Children's Commission, the U. S. Department of Agriculture and the Florida Department of Health, Bureau of Child Nutrition Programs, partner to provide nutritious snack and supper meals to Jacksonville children for no separate charge at sites across Jacksonville. Starting Monday, Jan. 23 through May 18, after-school snacks and dinners will be served at three additional locations: Hyde Grove Elementary School 2056 Lane Ave. 32210 Oak Hill Elementary Schoo l 8910 Daughtry Blvd. S. 32210 Sadie T. Tillis Elementary School 6084 Morse Ave. 32244 Below is the full list of locations participating in the TEAM UP Afterschool Nutrition Program: 33rd Street Police Athletic League 2165 West 33rd. St. 32209 Alden Road ESE School 11780 Alden Road 32246 Arlington Middle School 8141 Lone Star Road 32211 Eugene Butler Middle School 900 Acorn St. 32202 Carter G. Woodson Elementary School 2334 Butler Ave. 32209 East Side Police Athletic League 1050 Franklin St. 32206 Highlands Middle School 10913 Pine Estates Road 32218 Hyde Grove Elementary School 2056 Lane Ave. 32210 Jeff Davis Middle School 7050 Melvin Road 32210 John Love Elementary School 1531 Winthrop St. 32206 Justina Road Elementary School 3101 Justina Road 32211 Long Branch Elementary School 3723 Franklin St.32206 Mallison Park Police Athletic League 441 Day Ave. 32254 Matthew Gilbert Middle School 1424 Franklin St. 32206 North Shore Elementary School 5701 Silver Plaza 32202 Northwestern Middle School 2100 West 45th St. 32209 Oak Hill Elementary School 8910 Daughtry Blvd. S 32210 Palm Avenue ESE School 1301 West Palm Ave. 32254 Pickett Elementary School 6305 Old Kings Road N. 32205 Pine Dale Elementary School 4229 Edison Ave. 32254 Pine Forest Elementary School 3929 Grant Road 32207 Reynolds Lane Elementary School 840 Reynolds Lane 32254 Jean Ribault Middle School 3610 Ribault Scenic Drive 32208 Rutledge Pierson Elementary School 4346 Roanoke Blvd. 32208 S.A. Hull Elementary School 7528 Hull St. 32219 Sadie T. Tillis Elementary School 6084 Morse Ave. 32244 Sally B. Mathis Elementary School 3501 Winton Drive 32208 S.P. Livingston Elementary School 1128 Barber St. 32209 St. Clair Evans Academy Elementary School 5443 Moncrief Road 32209 The Bridge Community Based 1824 Pearl St. 32206 Wayman Academy of the Arts 1176 Labelle St. 32205 West Jax Elementary School 2115 Commonwealth Ave. 32202 Woodland Acres Elementary School 328 Bowlan St. 32211 Alfred DuPont Middle School 2710 DuPont Ave. 32217 Andrew Robinson Elementary School 101 W. 12th St. 32206Annie R. Morgan Elementary School 964 St. Clair St. 32254 Biltmore Elementary School 2101 W. Palm Ave. 32254 Fort Caroline Middle School 3787 University Club Blvd. 32277 George Washington Carver Elementary School 2854 W. 45th St. 32209 Jeb Stuart Middle School 4815 Wesconnett Blvd. 32210 Joseph Stilwell Middle School 7840 Burma Road 32221 Lake Forest Elementary School 901 Kennard St. 32208 Lake Shore Middle School 2519 Bayview Ave. 32210 Martin Luther King Elementary School 8801 Lake Placid Dr. E. 32208 Mayport Middle School 2600 Mayport Road 32233 R. L. Brown Elementary School 1534 Milnor St. 32206 Rufus E. Payne Elementary School 6725 Hema Road 32209 Southside Middle School 2948 Knights Lane E. 32216 The Commission will provide approximately 8,000 children with a snack and supper meals each day during after-school hours. The meals are provided through the Child Care Food Program, a USDA-funded program, to a total of 48 TEAM UP program sites. To qualify as a site through the CCFP program, 50 percent of the children at the school must be on the free or reduced lunch program and the after-school program must include both academic and enrichment components. To learn more about the TEAM UP After-school Nutrition Program, visit www.jaxkids.net or call (904) 630-6430.

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JANUARY 28, 2012THE STARPR 4 (StatePoint) We cant control every aspect of our health, but we can help protect ourselves against many common ailments and diseases simply by getting the recommended daily essential vitamins and minerals. With the stresses of everyday life, it can be hard to get regular exercise and maintain a balanced diet. So many doctors advise their patients to take daily dietary supplements to ensure they get the nutrients needed for optimum health. While striving to improve the quality of the foods we feed ourselves and our families is paramount, adding nutritional supplements is a valuable and easy way to enhance our ability to stay healthy,Ž says Dr. Andrew Myers, an expert in nutrition and preventive medicine and co-author of Health is Wealth, 10 Power Nutrients that Increase Your Odds of Living to 100.Ž Myers offers these tips to anyone looking to stay in tip top health: Protect Your Heart There are many preventive ways to help keep your heart healthy, such as eliminating stress, maintaining a healthy diet, staying trim and exercising regularly. You can also consider a supplement such as fish oil, which contains omega-3, a good fatŽ vital to heart health. Be sure to pick highquality, trusted products such as Sams Club Simply Right Triple Strength fish oil which may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease. Additionally, Co Q-10, a naturally sourced cardiovascular antioxidant, can help support healthy heart function. Avoid Common Colds The common cold is one of the leading causes of missed work and school, making it all the more important to take steps to strengthen your immune system. Washing your hands often, eating foods high in vitamin C such as citrus and taking a supplement such as vitamin D may help you ward off colds. Vitamin D has been shown to support a strong immune system and can be found through sun exposure. However, for those who are fair-skinned or just simply dont have time to be outside, you can take a supplement like Simply Rights Vitamin D3 5000IU. Protect Your Joints Many Americans experience joint pain and assume it is a normal aging process they have to live with. However, there are a number of treatment options ranging from exercise to surgery that can help manage joint pain and improve mobility. A simple option can be taking a supplement such as Simply Right Triple Strength Glucosamine. Get a Check-Up Even if you dont have a regular doctor, there are ways to get a professional exam. Many pharmacies have periodic health and wellness screenings. For example, Sams Club locations across the U.S. host free monthly screenings that include bone density screenings, and testing for cholesterol, glucose and blood pressure. Learn more about these screenings and the Simply Right line of affordable vitamins available at Sams clubs nationwide by visiting SamsClub.com/healthyliving. By taking preventive steps now to improve your health, you can save yourself trouble down the road. H E A L T H Y L I V I N G A r e Y o u G e t t i n g E n o u g h V i t a m i n s ? (c) Ariwasabi Fotolia.com



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Brunswick City Commissioner James Brooks, 58, was arrested Thursday by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation with a charge of bribery. According to investigators, the bribery occurred within Camden County. Representatives of the GBI said the investigation is ongoing. No other details regarding the case were provided. Brooks was booked into the Camden County Jail on Thursday. A court date has not yet been released. Commissioner Brooks is also Mayor Pro Tem of Brunswick and is a founder of many organizations, including the Golden Isles Minority Republican Caucus. He is a member of the NAACP and SCLC and is an owner of Health Care Services of Georgia and Catering by James. www.thefloridastar.com Looking for customers to patronize your business or utilize your services? If you answered YES, then you need to place an ad in The Florida Star or Georgia Star! CALL 904/766-8834 to place your ad TODAY!! Check, Money Order, or Credit CardsAccepted ad@thefloridastar.com NORTHEAST FLORIDAS OLDEST, LARGEST, MOST-READ AFRICAN-AMERICAN OWNED NEWSPAPER I N S I D E Opinion/Editorial............A-2 Church...........................A-3 Talk of the Town...............A-4 Around the Area............A-6 Caribbean News.............A-7 Local..........................B-1 Columns........................B-2 Sports...........................B-4 Crime & Justice..(A).C&J-1-4 Prep Rap...........(B).PR-1-4 Classified & Business...B-7 Presorted Standard U.S. Postage Paid Jacksonville, FL Permit No. 3617 JANUARY 28, 2012 FEBRUARY 3, 2012 VOL. 61 NO. 40 50 CENTS An Award Winning Publication, serving you since 1951. Rated A by the Better Business Bureau Wish to give us a News Story? Call (904) 766-8834 or Send it to: info@thefloridastar.com Read The Florida and Georgia S tar Newspapers. Listen to IMPACT Radio T alk Show.www.thefloridastar.comStill the peoples choice, striving to make a difference. Cant Get to the Store? Have The Star Delivered! The Florida Star P. O. Box 40629 Jacksonville, FL 32203 The Florida Star, The Georgia Star! Impact Radio AM1360 (904) 766-8834 SINCE 1951 President Again Addresses Nation Attention shoppers: JCPenney has decided to do away with their usual sales, instead offering consumers permanently lower prices. The everyday lower pricing strategy, reminiscent of Walmart, differs in that the companys goal isn't to undercut competitors, but rather to offer customers more predictable pricing. Shoppers can expect: -Sale prices as everyday prices (prices will be slashed by at least 40%) Month-long sales for seasonal items Color-coded price tags for specific sales Simpler pricing using whole figures ($20 instead of $19.99) New advertising and monthly catalogs The new changes go into effect February 1. Web Company to Bring 200 Jobs to Jacksonville The Obama administration announced that beginning August 1 of this year, women won't have to pay out of pocket for birth control, as many insurance plans nationwide will be required to fully cover contraception without co-pays or deductibles. Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, more women can make health care decisions based on what's best for them -not their insurance company -all while saving hundreds of dollars every year. Story by Marsha Dean Phelts, Photos by Frank M. Powell The Florida Star was among major broadcast media outlets assigned to cover President Barack Obamas Global Tourism Initiative launched from Orlando. In his speech at Walt Disney Worlds Magic Kingdom, the President unveiled a strategy to help boost tourism and travel which will add significantly to the economy. Photo journalist Frank M. Powell ensured that The Florida Star and The Georgia Star secured a coveted ring side front and center station alongside Media Outlets such as CNN, ABC, NBC and CBS. JCPenney Puts Permanent End To Sales Jacksonville Woman Wins Celebrity Chef Challenge Shenesha McCray of Jacksonville was selected the winner of the UnitedHealthcare Generations of Wellness online challenge, winning a trip for two to Dallas for a private two-hour cooking session with Chef Wilcox, a former contestant on Bravos Top Chef, Top Chef All-Stars and Iron Chef America. McCray qualified for the prize by registering on UnitedHealthcares Generations of Wellness Challenge website (www.uhcgenerationscampaign.com), which provides access to special wellness offerings, including reviews of books discussing African-American health, a downloadable health tracker, and recipes from Chef Wilcox. The cooking lesson was held at Wilcoxs recently opened restaurant, the Village Marquee Bar and Grill in Highland Park Village in Dallas. Mayor Alvin Brown announced this week that a new company called Web.com would be bringing 200 much-needed jobs to the Jacksonville economy. According to the chairman and CEO, Jacksonville native David Brown, new positions include writers, editors, graphic designers, and web fulfillment, as well as managerial positions in marketing, finance and information technology. The company makes a point to hire inviduals based on character and ability to work hard rather than rsum and education alone. Web.com has been around since 1997 and now has 450 employees locally. If you are interested in applying for any of the company's positions, visit web.com. Etta James Dies At 73, Album Sales Jump 378% Soul singer Etta James, most famous for her iconic hit "At Last", passed away peacefully in the arms of her son after a long battle with leukemia at the age of 73. The music of the inimitable artist, who was known as much for her tumultuous life and feisty personality as for the raw, passionate emotion with which she delivered her songs, found new life after her death. James' overall catalog of albums sold 30,000 copies the week following the announcement of her death, an increase of 378% over the last week she was alive. Etta James Resting comfortably At Last. Shenesha McCray Continued on A-2 Etta James Continued on A-2 MY PRESIDENT:1. Got Osama bin Laden.... check 2. Unemployment rate down to 8.5%.... check. 3. 1.6 million jobs created with no GOP help.... check 4. 22 months of job and economic growth with no help.... check 5. Ended war in Iraq.... check 6. DADT repealed.... check 7. Not one tax hike in three years.... check 8. Brought out the racism hiding in the GOP.... check 9. Still carry 80% of the black vote.... check 10. Same wife for 15 years with no extra-marital affairs.... check 11. Saved auto industry and 1.5 million jobs.... check 12. Assisted in ousting Ghaddafi.... check 13. Only active President to receive Nobel Peace prize while in office.... check 14. Mortgage modification to prevent home owners from losing their homes.... check 15. STILL fighting for middle class families.... check 16. Reformed affordable healthcare.... check Despite what the GOP would have you believe, the President has been doing these things and more by himself. Obama 2012: Re-post to support!!! Free Birth Control Beginning August 1 President Launches Global Tourism Initiative from Walt Disney World Commissioner Brooks Arrested Commissioner James Brooks Two Arrests After Parking Lot Party Shooting See Crime & Justice Get Your Free Ticketto see SAFE HOUSEon February 7, 2012 See Details inside! MISSING 9-YEAR OLD FROM JAX Terrell Hopkins, nine years old 4 6, 95 pounds, black hair, brown eyes. Missing nine-yearold child. Last seen Thursday, January 26, 2012 at 4:30 p.m. in the 2500 block of Olustee Street. Terrell Hopkins

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There has been such an enormous amount of attention given to the production of Bio-Diesel, Ethanol and other forms of alternative energy. You can drive out in the Midwest or Texas and see windmills twirling all over the scenery. How much of a difference has this made to our carbon footprint? The answer is disappointing. There hasnt been much of a dent made. In fact, there may have been more harm than good. Windmills are not rocket science. People have been using windmills for water power since the 16th century. Energy tycoon T. Boone Pickens invested many millions of dollars and reached a firm conclusion: It is not the answer. He has decided not to build another single windmill. Besides that, virtually all of the parts that go into a windmill are made in China. There is no significant impact on American jobs or energy output. The most interesting alternative is Ethanol or bio fuel. This too is an old technology. The history of it goes back to George Washington Carver, the great scientist of Tuskegee Institute in Alabama. Dr. Carver did an overwhelming amount of development with peanuts. Much of this was due to a contractual arrangement he had with automobile magnate Henry Ford. The auto industry was booming and the demand for oil was growing at an exponential rate. Ford wanted Dr. Carver to come up with a bio fuel to replace the need for oil. The Rockefeller Family and others had the lock on oil and he didnt want to become overly dependent on them. After years of experimentation on the Tuskegee campus, Dr. Carver and Henry Ford came to this conclusion: It is not feasible to develop bio fuel. That was over 100 years ago. The fact still applies yet, environmentalists and politicians have pushed hard to further the development of bio-fuel. It works but not on an economical basis. The less bio fuel you have the more gasoline you will need. However, there is plenty of oil in the world and we just have to develop a cleaner way of using it. That is the better alternative. Food should be eaten as hunger still prevails in many parts of the world. The rapid expansion of the bio fuel industry has put a big strain on the supply of food crops such as corn, sugar, palm oil and wheat. Not only are these crops directly consumed by humans they are also key ingredients in feed for livestock such as cattle, sheep, chickens, turkeys, etc. In addition to livestock, nearly thirty percent of edible items found in a supermarket have such ingredients in them. Thus, the increased demand for bio fuels has significantly increased the price of groceries which has a terrible affect on the consumer price index and inflation. We all feel this every time we buy food. Lobbyists and fiscally liberal politicians have been pushing for subsidies as incentives to those manufacturing these bio fuels. Fortunately, the annual subsidies that were given to producers of the bio fuels have ended. This thirty year ridiculous program has now ended and hopefully our grocery prices will start to decrease. Supplies of bio fuel start to decrease. The largest foreign producer of it, Brazil, has started cutting back on its sugar cane to ethanol program as the margins in the production do not justify much of a future. Another ethanol giant, China, has also started to decrease its activity for the same reason. Gasoline prices alone should drop about 95 cents per gallon as a result of this stupid programs demise. Actually, the future of energy stewardship will rely on the great engineering capacity found in energy giants such as Chevron, Shell, Exxon and others. They have the engineers and have invested many millions of dollars in finding ways to produce energy in a cleaner, safer, and more economical fashion. It wont be environmental groups, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Sierra Club, Greenpeace or any other entity that will provide breakthroughs in the economic efficiency and cleanliness in the energy industry. It will be our corporate giants who will lead the way. This experiment with ethanol has been nothing but a flash from the past. It can work in a limited way to replace oil but it comes at a very expensive price. It is imprudent to go down the same road that Dr. George Washington Carver and Henry Ford journeyed more than 100 years ago. They showed us that it doesnt work and nothing has changed. Energy efficiency will come as experimentation and research continues. There is no need to fake it as such folly can bring economic harm to all of us. Mr. Alford is the co-founder, President/CEO of the National Black Chamber of Commerce, Inc(r). Website: www.nationalbcc.org. Email: halford@nationalbcc.org. PAGE A-2 THESTAR JANUARY 28, 2012 McCray, an African-American woman, knows that certain diseases are common in the Black community. Often these diseases can be prevented through a healthy diet and lifestyle. The Generations of Wellness initiative provides great tips that I can use in my day-to-day life to remain healthy, from exercises to recipes, said McCray. I was intrigued by the wellness tools I found on the Generations of Wellness website, but never thought I would win anything. Adopting and sticking to a healthier lifestyle is also a personal endeavor for Chef Wilcox, who describes himself as a formerly plump kind of guy. Now physically fit and much more active in his personal life, Chef Wilcox says he is disciplined about staying in shape and helping others to adopt healthy lifestyles. In addition to his television fame, Chef Wilcox has won a number of local and national cooking awards and was twice nominated for the James Beard Foundations Rising Star Chef award. The former executive chef of Loft 610 in Dallas began his career at the age of 17, and worked his way up from grill cook to sous chef to chef de cuisine before opening the Marquee Bar and Grill in April 2011. UnitedHealthcares Generations of Wellness is designed to serve the health needs of African-American families by emphasizing awareness and promoting innovative wellness tools. The goal is to help bring a greater level of parity to the quality of health care and health coverage for African Americans, by offering online tools and culturally relevant health information that can help African Americans enhance their quality of life. Beyond the Rhetoric:100 Years Later and It Still Doesnt WorkBy Harry C. Alford President Obama chose the Magic Kingdom Park for his Why We Cant Wait remarks because Disney World which draws 250,000 visitors a day is the largest single-site employer in the United States and the number one tourist attraction in the world. The Presidents action is the latest in a series of job creation initiatives through executive action and will boost tourism and create up to one million jobs over the next decade. In his address the President stated, Every year, tens of millions of tourists come and visit America and the more visits the more Americans can get back to work. We need to help businesses all across the country grow and create jobs. The President noted that more than 60% of international tourists do not require a U. S. visa because they travel under the Visa Waiver Program. Under this program participating nationals can travel to the United States for tourism or business for stays of 90 days. Currently, tourists from 36 countries come to tourism destinations in the United States. The President's goal via the Department of the Secretary of State and the Secretary of Homeland Security is to streamline the process to add more international visitors to support our travel and tourism industries making the United States the world top tourism and travel destination. The number of travelers from emerging economies with growing middle classessuch as China, Brazil, and Indiais projected to grow by 135%, 274%, and 50% by 2016. Moreover, according to information provided by the Department of Commerce tourists from China and Brazil each spend more than $6,000 and $5,000 respectively in visits to the United States. Shenesha McCray and Chef Tre Wilcox Global TourismContinued from A-1 (From left to right) Photojournalist Frank M. Powell, Orlando State Representative Geraldine Thompson, and Marsha Phelts Columnist

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JACKSONVILLE, FL ABEL, Charles, died January 20, 2012. ASBEY, C.E., Sr., died January 18, 2012. BARLO, Leonard D., died January 20, 2012. BRISSON Carol, died January 21, 2012. COPELAND, Anthony T., 46, died January 19, 2012. DANIELS Mercel, 66, died January 18, 2012. DONALDSON Leroy, died January 19, 2012. DREVNAK Barbara, died January 23, 2012. ENOCH, Benny L., 66, died January 19, 2012. FULGHUM, Milton Perry, Sr., died January 19, 2012. HOPKINS, William Clark, died January 18, 2012. HUNTER, Baby Boy Caden Lane, died January 21, 2012. JOHNSON, Daisy Lee, died January 19, 2012. JONES, Bertha, died January 23, 2012. KENNERLY, Mutsuko S., died January 18, 2012. KING, Mamie Wilson, died January 18, 2012. McCLENDON, Cynthia, 57, died January 21, 2012. McCLENDON, Dana Craig, 55, died January 22, 2012. MITCHELL, Eulie, died January 22, 2012. MYERS, Holly Darby, 55, died January 19, 2012. NORTHRUP, Ellen A., 73, died January 18, 2012. OKILJ, Sveto, died January 18, 2012. OWENS, George, Jr., died January 21, 2012. PARRISH, Franklin, Jr., PLUMMER, Esther Andea Lacey, died January 18, 2012. RODRIGUEZ, Pedro, died January 18, 2012. SAMPSON, James, Sr., died January 19, 2012.~*~GEORGIA DEATHS BARBARI, Andrew Andy Joseph, 456, died January25, 2012. DOLAN, Mark Thomas, 28, died January 21, 2012. FLULKNER, Gregory, 52, died January 21, 2012. MILLER, Ernest P., 75, died January 24, 2012. REINHOLD, William Jack, 84, died January 24, 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 28, 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. 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. 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(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 Espanol 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 In Loving Memory: Mrs. Wanda Gayle Britten BowsJuly 18, 1952 January 25, 2011 Its has been one year, and it seems like it was yesterday you were here. Thank you my love for twenty-five beautiful years. I will always love you today, tomorrow, and forever. Your loving husband, Darnell Bows THE HISTORIC MOUNT ZION A.M.E. CHURCH located at 201 East Beaver St. will host its Annual Family and Friends Day Celebration on Sunday, January 29th at 10am. The speaker for the occasion will be our own, Man of God the Rev. Pearce Ewing Sr. Please join us for a spirited message. Our theme this year is Praising and Celebrating God Together For additional information contact Jean Pettis of the Church Public Relations Office or Calvin Williams, Co-Chairperson Family and Friends Day Committee at (904) 355-9475. NEW FOUNTAIN CHAPEL A.M.E. CHURCH 737 Jessie St., cordially invite you to come celebrate our church and Pastors Anniversary, Tuesday, February 14th, Wednesday, February 15th and Thursday, February 16th, 2012 beginning at 7:00 p.m. nightly. To God be the glory for the things he has done for us for 95 years with the church and 9 years with Reverend and Mrs. Louis Kirkland. 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E kaabo (eh-kah-bow). Welcome.Honey Drippers for the HolidaysWhen Marsha Phelts, American Beach resident and celebrated author (An American Beach for African-Americans The American Beach Cookbook and The American Beach Book of Homes ) extended an invitation to enjoy honey drippers with her and husband Michael at their ocean view home, it dredged up a fond, childhood memory of walking with neighborhood friends to Grahams Confectionary on W. 45th Street to buy the fruit-flavored, frozen delight served in a Dixie cup. I couldnt convince Marsha to name her treats Rummy Drippers, though. She calls her version Honey Dripper in honor of the bar of the same name that was popular with beach residents and visitors before it was demolished. Along with the Honey Dripper rummy drippers, Marsha and Michael served fresh, fried fish (OMG!), fried cheese grits (OMG!), sausage sauted in onions and green pepper (OMG!), fruitcake medallions, and a delicious rum fruitcake (OMG! and Im not a fan of fruitcake). The piece-deresistance were the cute chocolate mice that Marsha and granddaughter, Kayaunna Dean, made of Hershey Kisses. Also enjoying the warm hospitality were Amelia Island residents, Lynette Young and Ron Miller ; American Beach resident, Beverly McKenzie (hubby Carlton was elsewhere on the grill); and Orlando residents/American Beach homeowners, Ann and Bill Jennings. Ann is a mental health therapist in Orlando. Bill, the retired Executive Director of the Orlando Aviation Authority, has roots in Jacksonville. His aunt, Winona Vanderhorst Britt, a retired educator, was an early member of Gamma Rho Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. His mother, Ruth Vanderhorst Jennings, also a former educator, was a member of the Stanton Class of 1927 and reigned as the first Miss Stanton. The Phelts regaled us with stories and pictures from their recent trip to China, which was a treat for their four year old granddaughter, Kayaunna. Imagine the stories this lucky little girl will have to tell about travels with her Big Mama! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Silver Rose Debutante CoterieArticle and photograph furnished by Dr. Norma S. White Gamma Rho Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated presented fourteen young college women to society at the Silver Rose Debutante Coterie Presentation and Ball on December 22, 2011. This was the chapters 16th presentation. Four hundred fourteen debutantes have been presented in thirty-one years. The season began in June with the Mother-Daughter Luncheon. Debutantes participated in workshops and community service projects. They were entertained by parents, sponsors and friends at events such as luncheons, tours, plays, scavenger hunts, and golfing. Bonnie Atwater, chapter president, and Dr. Norma S. White, 25th International President, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, formally greeted guests. Bertha Padgett, Debutante Committee Chair, introduced Juliann McIntosh Blackmon and Dr. Brenda R. Simmons, who served as commentators. After the Debutantes were presented, the debs, their escorts, and parents participated in the First Dance. Music was provided by PM Xperience. Rev. Michael Mitchell blessed the meal and a delicious dinner was served. The 2011 Debutantes were sponsored by Monica Brown, Saundra Brown, F. Yvonne Hicks, Karen Jenkins, Jacquelyn Lee, Cordelia Mitchell, Bertha Padgett, Davina Parker, Karen Patterson, Sharron Patterson, Janie Robinson, Bettye Sessions, Sabrina Sessions, Brenda Simmons, Kim Smith, Evelyn Tukes, and Phillis Varnado. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ TALK OF THE TOWN! extends warm birthday wishes to my neighbor, Christina Campbell, who turned 85 years young recently. Chris told me that her nieces, Michell Fields and daughter, Nkendia gathered a few family and friends to celebrate at her Lusaid Drive home. Chris, who is the daughter of the late Sula G. Wells and Deacon Dewey Wells, went back to school a couple of years ago and graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration from University of Phoenix at the age of eighty-one! Happy birthday, Chris. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Speaking of milestones.. James Carl Davis, Jr. recently received the Master of Arts in Teaching from College of Saint Mary in Omaha, (brrrr) Nebraska. On hand for the occasion were proud parents, Carl and Betty Asque Davis and grandmother, Inez Christopher Asque. Jimmie is also fulfilling another passion as drummer in a band called eNVy. Papa Carl had the opportunity to play djembe drum in a performance with Jimmie and the band. Sorry I missed that! Congratulations and warm wishes for continued success, Jimmie. PAGE A-4 THE STAR JANUARY 28, 2012 Talk of the Town! Talk of the Town! by Frances Bradley by Frances Bradley Volume Burks, Photographer Volume Burks, Photographer 2011 Silver Rose Debutante Coterie, (L-R), Shanequa B. Taylor, Brea S. Parks, Kai L. Butler, Ashleigh T. Willis, Hilary M. Standifer, Bianca M. Sessions, Kelcey S. Sablon, Aierress C. Hanna, Channing A. Ashley, Leslye L. Randolph, Kirsten F. Demps, Alexis M. Guns, Jeanetta M. Martin, and Amme Y. Smith Above: (L-R) Michael and Marsha Phelts, Beverly McKenzie, Lynette Young, Ron Miller, Ann Jennings, and Bill Jennings Left: Kayaunna Dean, grandaughter of Marsha and Michael Phelts The graduate, JimmieDavis, with his grandmother, Inez Asque L-R) Jimmie Davis hugs his parents, Carl and Betty Asque Davis

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Sandy Neal Writer/ Photographer for The Florida StarJanuary 7, 2012 was the grand opening of MotionSweets at the Pecan Park Flea Market at 614 Pecan Park Rd. Jacksonville Florida 32218, space n-18. Megan Suggs, a native Floridian, wife, and mother of three boys, Bryce (14), Taylor (9) and Emory (4), started baking at the tender age of 10. She was taught by her grandmother, the late Mrs. Thelma Wilson, (Oct. 2006), and her mother Mrs. Yvonne Stewart, (Distinctions Boutique, Norwood Ave.). Mrs. Suggs also baked candy apples for her classmates at First Coast High School (Class of ), which she sold for 1.00 each. Mrs. Suggs decided to leave college at FSCJ after receiving her AA degree and was on the verge of graduating with her bachelors degree in BioMedical Science, when she decided to follow her passion for baking. Mrs. Suggs has a recipe book that has recipes dating back as far as 1970, which belonged to her grandmother, her mother, and then passed on to her. Mrs. Suggs says her red velvet cupcakes are her largest request and were a favorite of her late grandfather, Mr. Charles Johnson. Her signature cupcake will be an Alter Ego Red Velvet, a classic red velvet with a twist. Adrian Suggs, her husband of 11 years, is the decorator, he is responsible for the elaborate decorations on the cupcakes and cakes that some say are so pretty they do not want to eat them. When asked, When did he know his wife had something different in taste to offer the community, He says, When she was baking for Moniques and Hotn-Spicy, the response that she received was overwhelming. Adrian also oversees the day-to-day operations such as billing and inventory. For the Grand Opening of MotionSweets there will be free cupcake and cookie tastings from 10a.m. to 1p.m. (while they last). Please visit the website at www.MotionSweets.com or call 904-234-4550 to place an order. Around The Area Around The Area PAGE A-6 THE STAR JANUARY 28, 2012 KATT WILLIAMS & FRIENDS Comedy Tour Sandy Neal Writer/Freelance Photographer for The Florida Star The Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena was the venue for the Katt Williams and Friends Comedy Tour hosted by 99 Wayz Entertainment, NB Entertainment and Red Carpet Events. T-Roy and Eazy-E of 93.3 were the MCs for the evening, Red Grant (Laff Mobb presents Red Grant Caught RedHanded Feb. 10-28 on Showtime) was the host and DJ P.L.O. was rocking the show with all the pre-show and intermission jams. Katt Williams stepped on the stage donned in a leopard mink coat with drink in hand and told jokes about everything from raising a child that is hyperactive to President Obama and Michael Jackson; he had the crowd under his command. Katt is a true Comedian with the way he hypnotizes his audiences across the country with his wit and the style in which he tells his jokes is truly amazing and worth every dollar. Katt had the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena packed with people from Duval County and surrounding counties laughing until it hurts. Chaunte Wayans of the famous Wayans family (In Living Color, Keenan Ivory Wayans) was also a comedian on the show she is the baby of the family, but is not short on jokes she held her own with her comedic view of same sex marriages. The show was a success from beginning to end. Katt Williams Katt Williams Ms. Pat Mrs.Megan Suggs Jacqui Rivera (Rivera Promotions) and friend enjoying the show Chaunte Wayans and Red Grant M Motion otionS Sweets weets

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JANUARY 2, 2012 THESTAR By ARTHIA NIXON Caribbean News Editor The United Nations police officers (UNPOL) who were accused of sexually abusing children in Haiti have been suspended while investigations into the allegations continue. This according to the UN Mission Stabilization in Haiti (MINUSTAH) who dispatched a team to the island on Sunday from the UN headquarters. A statement from the organization said that the investigation will be carried out with deliberate speed based on reports of at least two cases of what was described as grave allegations of sexual and exploitation abuses. The incidents were reported in the capital of Port-au-Prince and another case was said to involve members from the Formed Police Unit (FBU) in Gonaives. The United Nations is outraged by these allegations and takes its responsibility to deal with them extremely seriously, said UN spokesperson Martin Nesirky during a press conference in New York. In another incident prior to the child sex abuse allegations, a Haitian man accused Uruguayan peacekeepers of raping him. After a public protests, those accused were recalled. Youth and Culture Minister, Hon. Lisa Hanna (2nd right), is greeted by Chairman, Jamaica Reggae Industry Association (JaRIA), Michael Ibo Cooper (left), during the launch of the JaRIA-organised Reggae Month 2012, at the Bob Marley Museum, Hope Road, St. Andrew, on January 24. Others (from second left) are: JaRIA Board member, Carol Lawrence; State Minister for Tourism and Entertainment, Hon. Damion Crawford; Deputy Director of Tourism, Jason Hall; and Director of Culture, Ministry of Youth and Culture, Sydney Bartley. The Bahamas Legal Year officially opened in grand style recently with judges, lawyers and law enforcement officers ready to resume the business of tackling the nations legal system. Bahamas Information Services photographers were on hand to capture images from the festivities. Cheif Justice Sir Michael Barnett is pictured bottom right opening the legal year and inspecting memebers of the Royal Bahamas Police Force female division (top left). The legal eagles paraded downtown Nassau (top right) before having a church service (bottom left). Culture Minister Gives Commitment to Secure Benefits from Reggae By Douglas McIntosh JAMAICA: Youth and Culture Minister, Hon. Lisa Hanna, has given the Ministrys commitment to ensuring that Jamaica secures the maximum benefits accruable, from its foremost musical genre, Reggae. Speaking at the launch of Reggae Month 2012, at the Bob Marley Museum, Hope Road, St. Andrew, on January 24, Ms. Hanna assured that the Ministry would give stakeholders, such as organiser of the month-long celebration, the Jamaica Reggae Industry Association (JaRIA), the necessary support...in any way we can, to effect the requisite interventions that would yield accruable dividends to the nation. We have an open door policy to make sure that we take (the steps) that are necessary to make this an industry where Jamaicans can benefit, both locally and internationally, in terms of revenue generation, tax reform and, certainly, seeing those projects on the ground that we can all be proud of. We are a reggae nation and we need to re-claim our position as a cultural capital of the world, Ms. Hanna said. State Minister for Tourism and Entertainment, Hon. Damion Crawford, who also spoke at the launch, urged that Reggae exponents seek to revert the genres role to one that promotes progression and advancement nationwide, in addition to providing entertainment. The music needs to become, again, one aimed at effecting a change in the society that makes people understand that this is a society that we want to (advance). I think that the Reggae music has a responsibility to organise and co-ordinate the people, so that they can overcome some of the (harsh) realities that we are facing. I am willing to ensure that the policies of the Government facilitate the advancement of the music, Mr. Crawford said. Deputy Director of Tourism, Jason Hall, whose agency, the Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB), is a major sponsor of Reggae Month, said the country risked losing control and ownership of the genre, in light of the global appeal it has garnered. He made an impassioned appeal for the nation to collectively take steps to preserve this indigenous musical art form. Reggae music has become one of the most listened to forms of music around the world. It provides not only entertainment, but inspiration and upliftment to Investigators Dispatched From UN To Investigate Reports Of Child Sex Abuse In Haiti By PeacekeepersPAGEA-7 millions across the globe. To this end, organisations such as JaRIA have a critical and important role to play (in preserving the music). And, although there is much work to be done, JaRIA must be commended for the work they have done so far. If it takes a village to raise a child, it takes a nation to preserve and promote a culture. Everyone must come on board, Mr. Hall said. This years staging of Reggae Month (February), is the fifth since the celebrations commenced in 2008. Being held under the theme: Reggae 50: Jamaicas Heart and Soul, the month-long activities coincide with the countrys Independence Jubilee. The slated activities include: an ecumenical church service at the University Chapel, University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona; a series of live concerts, incorporating Jamaicas various music genres; seminars and symposia; and an awards ceremony. The birthdays of two of Jamaicas and Reggae Musics late iconic exponents are commemorated during February Dennis Brown and Robert Nesta BoB Marley. Bahamas Legal Year Opens In Grand Style

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Photos by Frank M. Powell, III of The Florida StarHes already accomplished something never before done in the 4th Judicial Circuit JACKSONVILLE, FL In his campaign for election this fall as a circuit court judge in the 4th Judicial Circuit, A. Wellington Barlow has already done something never before accomplished. Barlow is expected to announce that exciting historic news to a large group of supporters Thursday night as he officially kicks off his campaign on the Westside. The event has been organized by a diverse and impressive Host Committee including some of the most respected and influential names in Jacksonvilles legal and business communities. Our campaign is fueled by a great and humbling groundswell of grassroots support, Barlow said. My family and I are thrilled with the blessing of celebrating the launch of this campaign with our friends and supporters. The kickoff event will be held from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. at Kingdom Plaza (the old Normandy Mall) at 5310 Lennox Avenue. Barlow, a Jacksonville attorney and ordained minister, has spent his long and distinguished legal career and most of his life fighting uphill battles for justice and for the rights of average citizens. He grew up in the shadows of Raines High School where he and his two brothers played in the streets of Jacksonvilles Magnolia Gardens neighborhood. His parents, Annie Mae and the late Arthur W. Barlow, Sr. gave him the foundation upon which he built a distinguished legal career that literally changed how justice is administered in our state. Barlow earned an opportunity to attend the University of Florida Law School by having been awarded a prestigious Virgil Hawkins Fellowship named in honor of the man who overcame staunch opposition in order to desegregate the Florida Bar and Florida law schools. In 1985 Barlow became the first Virgil Hawkins Fellow to graduate UFs Law School. Through three decades of legal and public service, Barlow has broken down barriers as he worked to live up to Hawkins legacy. Barlow prosecuted as a Florida Supreme Court Certified Legal Intern in the State Attorney's Office in 1985 under the late Ed Austin and subsequently served as an Assistant Public Defender for the late Lou Frost between 1986 and 1987. In the early 1990s his friend and mentor Chief Florida Supreme Court Justice Leander Shaw recommended Barlow for service on the states Judicial Nominating Committee for the 4th Circuit. He accepted the appointment and went on to serve as the JNCs first African American chairman. Barlow subsequently challenged the powerful Florida Bar and many of its allies by drafting and fighting for a constitutional amendment that ultimately ended the Florida Bar's 40-year battle against the people's constitutional right to elect trial court judges. Because of Barlows passionate advocacy, Florida voters in 2000 approved a constitutional amendment that gave the people of each circuit and each county in our state the right to choose their own circuit and county judges through fair and open elections. Barlow's tenacity and effective advocacy allowed doors of opportunity to remain open for many qualified attorneys who sought to serve as judges in Florida but were continually blocked by the old political appointment system that was based not upon what you know but on who you know. About Barlows fight for this change, the conservative Journal of the James Madison Institute in 1998 wrote, A. Wellington Barlow, a respected lawyer testified recently before the Constitution Revision Commission in Jacksonville, asking, If the public is not intelligent enough to put a judge on the bench, is the public intelligent enough to remove a judge from the bench? The key to overcoming public ignorance about judicial campaigns is education, not stripping the public of its right to vote. Thomas Jefferson rightly observed, I know no safe depository of the ultimate powers of the society but the people themselves; and if we think them not enlightened enough to exercise their control with a wholesome discretion, the remedy is not to take it from them but to inform their decision by education. -The Journal of the James Madison Institute September 1998. Following his successful fight to preserve the constitutional right for people to elect circuit and county court judges, Barlow served in important advisory positions for Jacksonville mayors Tommy Hazouri, John Delaney and John Peyton. Such volunteerism included work as a trustee for the Northwest Jacksonville Economic Development Trust Fund. It was Barlows outspoken opposition to corruption and waste in that taxpayerfunded program that earned him the respect and support of many trusted community leaders from all walks of life. Florida Times-Union columnist Tonyaa Weathersbee wrote: Barlows memories of traveling through Sherwood Forest have fueled his interest in seeing the neighborhood revitalized. As a member of the Northwest Jacksonville Economic Development Trust Fund's board, he brought those memories to the table. But Barlow's hopes for the area were dashed by old ways of doing business in this city; ways that help the well-connected, but unfortunately, don't do enough to reduce the ranks of the impoverished and disillusioned Barlow resigned shortly before the Fund's advisory board signed off on giving $250,000 to a former state lawmaker and a millionaire contractor to renovate the Shoppes at Sherwood. That money should not have gone to a millionaire, he said, but to capitalize small businesses in the area. -The Florida Times-Union March 31, 2010. Recent investigations have confirmed Barlows valid concerns about the Fund wasting taxpayer money that was meant to create jobs in Northwest Jacksonville. According to a recent Times-Union report: Politics played a role in where the money went". Elected officials and connected players, including big-name developers, received major funding and City Council members pressed the fund's advisory board to approve pet projects. One controversial deal involved $250,000 in grants and loans for a Soutel Drive strip center redevelopment project. A. Wellington Barlow, a local attorney, was so upset by the types of projects getting funded that he resigned from the oversight board in protest in 2003. I saw the greedy coming in and getting money that should have gone toward the needy, Barlow said. Barlow again fought some of the citys powerful special interests when he was among those who successfully argued against the citys corruption-plagued race-based contracting quotas of the 1990s. With Barlows help, the citys troubled minority set-aside program was ultimately replaced by Mayor Peyton with a program favoring small and emerging businesses, regardless of race. The courage Barlow has shown through a career of fighting for average citizens against injustice and corruption is part of why Jacksonville Sheriff John Rutherford last spring recommended him for an appointment as a circuit court judge for the 4th Circuit. I believe Mr. Barlows professional experience and community involvement have provided an excellent basis for appointment to the bench, Rutherford wrote in a letter to the Judicial Nominating Commission. From his early career as an assistant public defender to his current practice, which includes civil and criminal matters as well as extensive work with churches and other nonprofit organizations, Mr. Barlow has demonstrated a broad range of experience that would serve him well as a circuit judge. It is my opinion that Mr. Barlow would bring to the bench a high level of integrity and that he possesses the sound principles and values that are essential to our judiciary. Duval County Sheriff John Rutherford April 19, 2011. JANUARY 28, 2012 THESTAR LOCAL FLORIDASECTION B BARLOW TO MAKE HISTORIC ANNOUNCEMENT Frances C. Bradley, Social Columnist for The Florida Star In the Park MLK Day In the park MLK Day with one of the original Montford Pointer Marines, Mr. Alpha Ganious Barlow turning in last set of petitions

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JANUARY 28, 2012 THESTAR LOCAL GEORGIASECTION B Graduates Flying High After Completing Courses At Wings Of Faith Bible College By ARTHIANIXON Florida/Georgia Star The search for missing Buckhead woman Stacey Nicole English has captivated the nation since she was reported missing the day after Christmas. The above poster has been plastered through the state. Among the mysteries surrounding her disappearance was reports from those who saw her last claiming that she was quoting scriptures, speaking of the end of the world and saying that Satan was coming after her. One month ago, the 36 year-olds vehicle was found abandoned and running. On Monday, the body of a woman was found in an advanced state of decomposition wedged under a tree in Southwest Atlanta. On Wednesday, the Fulton County Medical Examiner confirmed the body to be that of Ms. Englishs. Reports indicate that there was no sign of trauma to her body. Brunswick Celebrates Obama Day Registering Voters By ARTHIANIXON Photos ANGELA FAVORS-MORELL With the focus of getting AfricanAmericans to register to vote and celebrating the first African-American President, a small group of Brunswick residents are helping the community out in a really big way by celebrating Barak Obama Day. We got together as a community because we want to celebrate President Obama, said one of the organizers Edward Chandler. Our people dont seem to remember the sacrifices Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr and others made to enable us as people of color to vote and enable Mr. Obama to become President Obama. We owe it to them to vote. Mr. Chandler said that he is concerned that there are over 2,000 people between 18 and 30 in Brunswick who have yet to register to vote. He says that inviting people out to the Obama Day is one way to get them registered for local and national elections. Search For Stacey English Comes To Tragic End While registering to vote is one aspect of this block party designed to highlight the accomplishments of President Obama, community comraderie is another aspect. Those attending sample the true taste of the south via barbequed porkchops, ribs and other meats, gumbos and of course a low country boil. We have never had any problems since weve been doing this, one of the neighbors on Stonewall Street told The Star. Its always been very peaceful to the point of no one even blocking our driveways. You know, Iam so proud of President Obama, continued Mr. Chandler. Iam so proud of him just getting in the chair of the highest office in the land. I just feel that he is doing a great deal for the nation, representing our people to prove that we can hold leadership positions, and that he is just a good person in my eyes. For more information on Obama Day, contact Edward Chandler at 912-399-5467. Top right photo: Edward Chandler, one of the organizers of Obama Day, greets a friend in a truck. Bottom left:Community volunteers help raise awareness of the importance of voting and work to sign people to register to vote. Top left:Friends and community volunteers gather around a feast to celebrate Barak Obama day at 2727 Stonewall Street in Brunwick, Georgia. By ARTHIA NIXON & ANGELA FAVORSMORELL Photos: ANGELA FAVORS-MORELL Well wishers and proud family and friends packed the Family Life Assembly of God Church on Blythe Island Highway last week to cheer on this winters graduates of the Wings Of Life Bible College. Also on hand was colleges founder and president Dr. Vincent T. Williams and their instructors Dr. Kenny Knight, Dr. Felicia Harris and Dr. DeVon Knight. The Georgia Star had exclusive media access to the event via our photographer Angela FavorsMorrell. Among those earning their Certificate of Bible Studies were Deborah F. Johnson, Catina Lumpkin andChristine Warren. Earning their Bachelors of Theology was Elizabeth R. Attical, Vanassa Booker,Mary L. Fleming,Cheryl E. Knight andEdna Woodard. Marshall Jackson, Sr received his Masters of Counseling while Janice Early and Alonzo K. Scott received their Masters in Theological Studies and Jermaine V. Moore, Jr. earned his Masters of Divinity. Masters of Christian Education recipients were Rebecca Ferguson, William Noble and Alison Walker. Doctors of Philosophy areJames Brison, Jeannette L. Brison, Barbara Jean Gamble, Eddie Harmon, Theresa N. Jonesand Bridgett O. Williams while Doctors of Divinity are Tharessa Mabry and Shelia Noble. Honorary Doctor of Divinity recipients are Rev. T.L. Davis, Rev. J.D. Williams, Rev. John L. Leggett and Evelyn Turrentine-Agee. Rev. Dr. Turrentine-Agee, a gospel singer known for her God Did It single, gave a soul stirring rendition of I Surrender All. Also offering praise in song was the Praise Team from the Jordan Grove Baptist Church along with McIntosh Countys soloist Pamela Desdune, who now resides in Loganville. Hannah Elder, who received her Certificate of Bible Studies made history by becoming the first recipient of the Lucy F. Shaw Wings of Faith Bible College Scholarship. The 2011 high school graduate plans to utilize her scholarship this year when she enters the Bachelor program.

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Upon meeting her for the first time, one can easily get the impression that she is the typical girl-next-door type with the cutie-pie looks and a certain perceived innocence that draws men like a magnet. Born in Washington, D.C and reared in New Canaan, Connecticut; Katherine Heigl is anything but typical when it comes to her chosen professions of acting and producing. She has become one of Hollywoods main stay attractions at the box office while savoring the perks of an ever growing fan base. Heigl entered the biz at nine years-old as a child model. As she became older, opportunities presented themselves and she transitioned into doing commercials and then TV and movies. Even though she has a respectable body of TV work; Heigl may best be known for her six seasons on ABCs critically acclaimed drama Greys Anatomy as Dr. Isobel Izzie Stevens for which she won a primetime Emmy Award and a Golden Globe nomination. Heigl struck pay dirt on the big screen starring in Judd Apatows smash hit comedy Knocked Up which helped her win the Female Star of the Year honors at the 2010 ShoWest Awards. She recently starred in New Years Eve opposite rock superstar Jon Bon Jovi. Heigl has a production company with her mom which executively produced The Ugly Truth that she starred in and other film projects including including an upcoming TV series titled Trending for The CW Network. In her latest cinematic big screen offering, Heigl portrays Stephanie Plum, the star character of Janet Evanovichs worldwide best-selling eighteen-book mystery series in the Lionsgate film One For The Money. Plum is out of work, on hard times and decides to work for her cousins bail bonds company as a bounty hunter. The action-comedy takes place on the gritty, rough streets of a New Jersey hood. As a bounty hunter, Heigl encounters some very dangerous and unsavory characters. What is her definition of a real life tough guy? She jokes, Who knew? Ive never really met a tough guy. I guess a tough guy is a I have no idea! Since the Stephanie Plum character is so popular with millions of readers what strategy did Heigl apply in binging her persona to the screen? She turns serious, I was approached about the project when I was doing The Ugly Truth with Lakshore and they had wanted to turn the book into a movie and I had at that point, not read the books. So I started reading them and then became obsessed with them and then got really excited about the idea of bringing it to film. I really loved the principal role on this because it was so important to me to keep the film really close to the book because thats what I fell in love with and thats what millions of people have fallen in love with in terms of the one For The Money Stephanie Plum series. Even though she has been through the experience many times before, Heigl still gets a kick out of seeing herself on bus side post boards, outdoor billboards, construction site posters etc. For Money she exclaims, Its always really thrilling. Its always just this moment of adrenalin when you see your face and butt, name on a big poster when you drive down whatever boulevard. So Im really thrilled, Im real excited and very hopeful fingers crossed that it works. In describing her character, Heigl says, I just think that there is something about her that is really endearing. You just like her. Shes a decent person with a big heart and shes fearless and courageous but perpetually puts herself in situations where she is in over her head. But doesnt take herself very seriously and doesnt take other people too seriously. She has this great perspective on life that happens to be witty, funny and charming as well. I sort of like everything about Stephanie. Shes sort of the heroine that you dont get a lot of. Sort of the overly perfect heroine that you could never espier to be like. Stephanie is sort of an everyday girl. PAGE B-5 THESTAR JANUARY 28, 2012ENTERTAINMENT Katherine HeiglSassy, Sexy And Down for The Money! By Rych McCain, feedbackrych@sbcglobal.net and Facebook Photo by Ron Batzdorff for Lionsgate Films Condolences : Our deepest, spiritual meditations and comforting thoughts go out to the family, friends and fans of the late great soul/blues/jazz singer Etta James who made her transition at age 73 on Friday, Jan 20, 2012 at Riverside Community Hospital in California due to complications from leukemia. According to her manager Lupe De Leon, James died with her husband and sons at her bedside. James powerful voice and expressive showmanship on stage would rock the house from the floor to the ceiling rafters in her heyday. Her smash hit R&B ballad At Last became her signature tune. Music : From Dirty Dollar Entertainment we get South Carolinas Dirty Dave with his new single and video I Got A Sack. Check it out on Vimeo.com/m/35191728. Watch for The Superbowl version Ways To Get Paid, hosted by Bigga Rankin & DJ Scream coming in Feb. Gerald Forrests Gospelchops.com Series returns to Give The Drummer Some with the DVD release of Shed Sessionz Vol 3. A groundbreaking video series, Shed Sessionz features top drummers from around the world, along with their energetic drum chop performance techniques, drum lessons, interviews and behind-the-scenes footage. With Forrests latest release offering, Shed Sessionz Vol. 3,he highlights some of the best drummers across the United States Included are drummers Justin Tyson, Matthew Garstka, Tim Newton, Darion JaVon, Frank Fluker, Fred Boswell and Eddie Heyward. Check out their amazing display of drum virtuosity on www.gospelchopsl.com or youtube.com and get a copy of the DVD. Music World Gospel celebrates its 10th Anniversary this year. An imprint of Music World Music, it was founded in 2002 by Mathew Knowles, President and CEO of Music World Entertainment, and is currently the largest owned and operated African American Gospel label in the world. Music World Gospels 10th anniversary celebration coincides with the 20th Anniversary celebration of Music World Entertainment. TV : The 43 rd NAACP Image Awards recently held their nominee announcements for the upcoming show which will air live on NBC-Universal as a two-hour special broadcasting from the historic Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on Friday, Feb 17 th (8-10 p.m. ET). Making the announcements from the beautiful Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills, were actresses Vanessa Williams and Tracee Ellis Ross and actors Corey Reynolds and Craig Robinson ABC and CBS lead the nominees in the TV categories with 18 and 16 nominations respectively, followed by BET and HBO both with 15. In the recording category, Columbia Records leads with eight nominations, followed by Warner Bros Records with five and Elektra Records with Four nominations. For the big screen, Dreamworks Pictures, Touchstone Pictures and Participant Media lead with eight nominations while Focus Features and TriStar Pictures have seven followed by Universal Pictures with five nods. Movies : One For The Money. Lionsgate Films, Lakeshore Entertainment and Sidney Kimmel Entertainment. Starring Katherine Heigl, Jason OMara, Daniel Sunjata, John Leguizamo, Sherri Shepherd and Ddebbie Reynolds. Directed by Julie Anne Robinson. Screenplay by Stacy Sherman, Karen Ray and Liz Brixius. Produced by Sidney Kimmel, Wndy Finerman, Tom Rosenberg and Gary Lucchesi. This movie is an on screen adaptation from the best selling eighteen book series on fictional character Stephanie Plum written by Janet Evanovich. Heigl does a pretty good job of bringing Plum to life on the big screen. The supporting characters are funny, dangerous, rowdy and interesting. This one will make for a fun night out. Joyful Noise. Warner Bros. Pictures. Starring Queen Latifah, Dolly Parton, KeKe Palmer, Courtney B. Vance, Jeremy Jordan, Dexter Darden, Jesse L. Martin, Kris Kristofferson, Kirk Franklin and Angela Grovey. Written and Directed by Todd Graff. Produced by Michael Nathanson, Joseph Farrell, Catherine Paura, Broderick Johnson and Andrew Kosove. Here we have a mix of music and drama that could easily fit the famed and proven Tyler Perry model of movie making with a gospel theme. Vi Rose Hills (Latifah) rivalry with G.G. Sparrow (Parton) and Randys (Jordan) interracial romance with Olivia (Palmer) will surly pique interest. This should be a major hit with the church crowd. Hit me up at feedbackrych@sbcglobal.net Study, Observe and Win! Rych Rych McCains Hollyhood Notes!By Rych McCain, feedbackrych@sbcglobal.net How To Make Valentine's Day Extra Romantic (StatePoint) If youre planning a romantic dinner at home for you and your Valentine, youll want it to have an extra special quality. There are many great ways to set a romantic mood at your table. Special Foods Theres something very romantic about cooking and sharing the meal you created together. For ideas, use a cookbook or online recipe site to plan a special menu with foods you both love, but dont eat often. Plan a meal with several separate courses. Ordering-in can be romantic too. Its less fuss and mess, and allows you to concentrate on each other. Just be sure to take the food out of its plastic and paper containers before serving! Fine Wine Nothing says I love you like sharing a great bottle of wine. Whether youre a wine connoisseur, or a novice, youll want the wine to taste great with the food. Pick a versatile bottle that will go well with every course of your meal. For an unforgettable evening, get inspired by the land of amore and all things fine, from Prada designs to Lamborghini cars. Choose a very special sparkling wine from Italy. For example, Franciacorta is a top quality sparkling wine from Italy, made from Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Its vineyards are set amongst idyllic villages, castles and noble mansions, and the white sparkling wines are rich, creamy and filled with millions of seductive bubbles. Franciacorta pairs with a wide range of foods, from appetizers to salads, seafood, pasta, poultry and meat. And because this Italian wine is made in the same way as Champagne, it provides the same festive and romantic mood. Be sure to serve sparkling wine chilled. So if youre going to linger over the bottle for a few hours, keep it on ice. The Mood If you eat dinner at home often, youll need to do something to make this holiday meal different. You can change the look and feel of your home by creating a romantic ambience. First, turn off the television. Its hard to get into the right mood with the cast of the Jersey Shore duking it out in the background. Instead, play music you both like thats not distracting to conversation. Just avoid songs about breakups and heartache! Turn down the lights and set out candles or tea lights. Roses or other fresh flowers will add a nice touch to the room. And, of course, make sure the house is sparkling. A Table For Two If you can, set the table in a room in which you dont normally dine. If you own a special set of dishes and utensils that you rarely use, tonight is the night to bring them out. Tonight is also the night to use a table cloth or runner and cloth napkins. With a little effort, your Valentines dinner at home can be festive and romantic.

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Im AngryLeadership. Commitment. Unity. By Benjamin Todd Jealous President & CEO, NAACPAs I sat in the House of Representatives chamber this evening, these were the themes I heard President Obama speak to in his State of the Union address. But as I listened to President Obama, I looked at obstructionist leaders in Congress and I couldn't help but get angry. It is past time to throw aside partisan differences, put America first and embrace the American values of equal opportunity and fairness for all. In communities across the country, the NAACP has marched, rallied, and raised our voices to let our leaders know job creation can't wait. President Obama has heard our call, and tonight he laid out his ambitious blueprint for continuing to improve the economy and put people back to work. Unfortunately, too many members of Congress are committed to nothing but blocking the president's work. They are more concerned with scoring political points than getting us out of the worst economic slump since the early 20th century. Every day, NAACP leaders nationwide speak with people who are working harder than ever before, and still struggling to make ends meet. Just this week our North Carolina NAACP leadership conducted a tour throughout the state to chronicle the effects of joblessness, underemployment, and poverty. We know many of you have similar stories, and we want to hear them. Will you share with us your story on how the economic crisis has affected you and those you love? http://action.naacp.org/job-crisis-stories Marcellus Brown is 43 years old. He doesn't have a steady job, but he wants one. He's from Scotland Neck, North Carolina, but travels 30 miles to apply for unemployment and look for jobs. There are no resources or living wage jobs in his community. Davette Bulluck, a mother of three, is unemployed in Rocky Mount, North Carolina. She cleans yards, washes dishes, and collects cans in the streets for money. Her utility bill exceeds her monthly income by $500. She's skipped many meals so her children can eat, and often faces the prospect of choosing between electricity, water, and food. President Obama's American Jobs Act would create 1.9 million jobs for people like Marcellus and Davette in places like Scotland Neck and Rocky Mount. His summer jobs and tourism initiative will create hundreds of thousands more, and stimulate an economy built to last and designed for sustained prosperity. I applaud President Obama for adopting our long-standing priority of economic stability in communities of color, for his bold stand on job creation, and for leading the charge on reversing the economic crisis. But Congress must match his leadership. Millions are suffering, and systemic poverty persists in almost every corner of the richest nation on earth. In moments like this, extreme partisanship is a luxury our nation cannot afford. It is time to pass much-needed legislation to foster workforce training and create the kinds of jobs that allow Marcellus, Davette, and countless others to thrive, not just survive. It is time for cooperation to trump personal political agendas. And until it does, we must continue to speak out, stand up, and be heard. Please share your stories and experiences on the economic crisis, and how it has affected you and your loved ones: http://action.naacp.org/job-crisis-storiesPAGE B-6 THESTAR JANUARY 28, 2012 OPINION OWNER/PUBLISHER CLARA JACKSON McLAUGHLIN MANAGEMENT LONZIE LEATH, RINETTA M. FEFIE SALES & MARKETING G. ABRAMS, DENNIS WADE, DAN EVANS OFFICE/ACCOUNTS MANAGER SHIQUITA WILSON LAYOUT EDITOR MAY E. FORD CRIME &JUSTICE KEVIN KIM CARIBBEAN NEWS/SPECIAL LAYOUT ARTHIA NIXONInvestigative Reporter : Lonzie Leath Reporters/Photographers : Marsha Phelts, Laurence Greene, F. M. 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Shooting at Party Leads to Two ArrestsTwo men were arrested after a shooting that occurred at a party held in a strip mall parking lot. About 100 to 150 people were attending the party, according to reports. Cory Brian Williams, 29, and Marlon Louis Brice, 24, were said to have been together and at one point, they reportedly walked to their vehicle, where Brice pulled out a handgun from the glove compartment. As the two started walking towards a group of boys, William took the gun from Brice. Williams told police he then heard a series of gunshots being fired and someone yelling that someone was down. Williams and Brice went to where the shots were coming from and found 30-year-old Kenneth Eugene Campbell laying on the ground in a pool of blood. Campbell was found with multiple gunshot wounds and was later pronounced dead at a hospital. Several vehicles were leaving the scene and Williams started shooting at the car from where the shots were being fired at Campbell. Police had arrived around the same time of the shooting and reported seeing Brice beating 40-year-old Austin Wade to the ground and kicking him in the head and upper body. Brice then fled after being spotted by police to avoid arrest, but was caught shortly thereafter. When he was asked why he ran, he said that he was on probation and didnt want to get caught. Brice also admitted to the beating of Wade. Williams and Brice both were arrested that night. Williams was charged with shooting deadly missiles and carrying a concealed firearm. Brice was charged with felony battery causing great bodily harm and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Nobody is yet being charged for the death of Campbell. Williams is being held on $100,000 bond and Brice is being held on $125,000 bond. Williams and Brice both have a number of previous convictions dating back since 2005. C&J1 C M Y K Crime and Justice Crime and JusticeA Publication of the Florida Star and Georgia StarJANUARY 28 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. Man Arrested in Death of Girlfriends Son A man was arrested after his girlfriends 11month-old baby died in his car. 24-year-old Derron Brown lived with his girlfriend, Lukrisha Milliner, 25, and her infant son. Milliner had left home to run some errands and left her son in the care of Brown. Milliner returned a little over an hour and found her child unresponsive. Milliner immediately called 911 and her baby was transported to a hospital, where he was later pronounced dead. Examination results showed that the cause of death was from blunt force trauma to the torso and the case was ruled as a homicide. Milliner cooperated with police in the investigation and reported her side of the story. When she told them about the child being with Brown, investigators decided to meet with him. Brown admitted being responsible for the death of Milliners son and told them that he struck the child with his shoulder, forearm, head, and his fist. Brown was arrested and charged with one count of premeditated first-degree murder and one count of aggravated child abuse. Brown is said to have been previously convicted of burglary, trespassing, and criminal mischief. Kenneth CampbellDerron BrownCory Williams Marlon Brice

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Store Customers Help Catch Thief A man who tried to get away after stealing cash from a grocery store was eventually chased down by the help of customers. 45-year-old Anthony Merrell was standing in line at a grocery store and when a cashier opened the register, he reached into it to steal cash. The cashier tried to stop him, but Merrell ran towards the front door. Another cashier tried to stop him at the door, but he struck her in the side of the face. Merrell fled the store and kept running. Store employees customers started to chase after him, but could not catch up. Merrell did not stop, until he was eventually tackled down by one of the customers. Three minutes later police arrived and arrested Merrell. The thief was able to be chased down with the help of the community, but police say it may not have been a good idea as you can put yourself in danger trying to catch a thief. It is better to call police who are trained to catch criminals. Merrell was arrested and charged with felony sudden snatching without a firearm. JANUARY 28 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. If Your Child is Missing If your child is missing, search the house and conduct a brief, but thorough search of all out-of-the way places, including: Closets. Swimming Pools. Attics Under Beds Appliances (include unused refrigerators). Basements. Vehicles (even if locked; include trunks). Crawl spaces. Shrubs, bushes, trees. Garages/Sheds. Others. Streams/Ponds. Check with neighbors and friends of the child. If you cannot find your child, immediately call the police at 911. Make it a daily habit to know what your child is wearing. Carry color photographs of your children. Arrange with your local police department to have your child fingerprinted. If your child disappears in a store, notify the store manager or security office. Then immediately call your local law-enforcement agency. Many stores have a Code Adam plan of action if a child is missing in the store, employees immediately mobilize to look for the missing child. When you call law enforcement, provide your child's name, date of birth, height, weight, and any other unique identifiers such as eyeglasses and braces. Give police a full description of your child and the clothing your child was last wearing. The dispatcher broadcasts the description 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 Store Owner Beat in Front of His KidsA store owner was beaten over cigarettes in front of his two children. 22-year-old Derek Keith Walker and 24year-old Javon Shamont Richardson entered a store and tried to buy cigarettes using an EBT card. The owner told them that he could not sell them cigarettes with the card and Walker and Richardson became enfuriated. The two then started cursing at the owner and left the store. The owner said he walked outside of the store to apologize, but the two suspects started to beat him. Police believed that the children of the owner, who are 6 and 13 years old, witnessed the beating. One of the suspects returned to the store and took money out of the register and fled on foot, while the other drove off in a light blue car. Police were later able to locate the car at a mobile home park with a given description. Richardson and Walker were then arrested on charges of aggravated assault, cruelty to children in the second degree and robbery. Derek Walker Javon Richardson Anthony Merrell

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Girlfriends Legs Scorched With Boiling Water Eddia Louis Dean, 51, was accused of scorching his girlfriends legs and feet and holding her captive for days. The woman said that as she was getting out of the bathtub,Dean threw boiling hot water on her legs and feet after she told him another man had been at the home. Dean then threatened that he wanted to pour more water on her face and he would kill her next time. Dean didnt allow girlfriend leaving to go anywhere. She was kept captive for days, until he left one day and she ran to a neighbors home. She was found with burned, swollen, and infected feet. She was taken to a nearby hospital, where she was treated for second-degree burns. Dean was arrested with aggravated battery, aggravated stalking and false imprisonment. Drunk Officer Points Gun at Son Who Tries to Prevent Him From Driving Jeffery Higgins is a detention officer and was drunk at his home, where he lived with his family. An argument arose between him and his son. During the argument, Higgins walked outside to get into his truck, but his son wouldnt allow him to and the fight grew worse. Higgins went back into the house to retrieve his issued handgun and pointed it directly into his sons face. Higgins was arrested for aggravated assault and criminal damage. JANUARY 28, 2012 THE STAR C&J 3Bizarre Crimes Bizarre Crimeswho, what, when...huh? Other Unusual Crimes Across the Nation Man Leaves Baby in Home With Three Others Dead A man was arrested after leaving his infant son in a home where he committed a triple homicide. 20-year-old Lineten Belizaire had allegedly shot and murdered 25-year-oldNatasha Plummer, her 6-month-old son, and 21-year-old Octavia Barnett. Belizaire had left apartment with the 11-monthold son that he had with Barnett alive. The incident was unknown until the father of Plummers child had come to the scene. He had found three dead with the 11month-old son, who was the only one uninjured, and called police. Detectives had arrived to the apartment and after investigation, they identified the suspect to be Belizaire. Police began to search for Belizaire and were finally able to track him down within a week. He was seen returning to his girlfriends house, where he occasionally lived, and was arrested without incident. Belizaire was arrested on three counts of first-degree murder. According to reports, he had been previously arrested in 2008 for aggravated assault, which was later dropped. About $80,000 Worth of Items From Neighbor Who Go on Vacation A man was accused of stealing of about $80,000 worth of items from a neighboring home, while they were away on vacation. After investigating the case, detectives have said that 18-year-old Woodrow Francois had entered a neighbors home by prying open the rear sliding glass door, which caused about $4,000 in damage. Francois had rummaged the residence and stole about $77,000 worth of electronics, jewelry, clothing, and a safe. He also went along to steal the familys Ford Escape from the garage. The family returned from their vacation five days later to find their home burglarized. They also discovered that seven fraudulent transactions were made with their credit card. According to reports, the total of amount of transactions made came out to be $242.73. Further investigation showed that Francois had sold the stolen jewelry at a pawn shop. Francois was arrested on seven counts of fraud, illegal use or possession of another person's identification without consent, dealing in stolen property, damage to property, burglary, larceny, grand theft of a vehicle and committing fraud false statement. Mother Arrested for Letting 10-Year-Old Son Get Tattoo Acworth, GA10-year-old Gaquan Napier had watched his 12year-old brother die after being hit by a teenage driver and was with him until the end. Recently, he had asked his mother, Chuntera Napier, if he could get at tattoo of his brothers name on his arm in memory of him. Chuntera was moved and Gaquan had received her support. So Chuntera took him to a tattoo parlor and Gaquan had his brothers name and spot jersey number tattooed onto his arm. Chuntera was not aware that it was illegal for anyone under the age of 18 to get a tattoo. Chuntera was arrested and charged with misdemeanor cruelty and being a party to a crime. The tattoo artist was arrested as well. Man Tapes Men with Hidden Camera in Airport Restroom Someone had come into contact with police to complain that a man was holding a book, which appeared to have a hole in it with some kind of recording device, in the restroom. Police approached 34year-old Joshua Fletcher outside of the restroom and found that he had a cellphone, which contained many videos of men urinating in public restrooms. Police searched the restroom and found an address book in a trash bin, which also had a hole and a digital camera in it. Fletcher was arrested and charged with two misdemeanor counts of interference of privacy. Woodrow Francois Lineten Belizaire

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JANUARY 28, 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: Jason Alexander Offense: Carrying Concealed Firearm Name: Lindsey L. Adjei Offense: Fraudulent Use of Personal ID Name: Fahmi Ahmed Offense: Traffic in Stolen Property Name: Skyler Dillard Age: 17 Weight: 210 lbs Last seen: 1/08/11 Name: Christian Montgomery Age: 16 Weight: 130 lbs Last seen: 1/12/12 Name: Takeea Tanequa Jones Age: 17 Weight: 135 lbs Last seen: 1/05/12 Name: Briana Rene Rainey Age: 17 Weight: 179 lbs Last seen: 12/30/12 Name: Tracy Chanel Williams Age: 17 Weight: 121 lbs Last seen: 1/04/12 EVERY FRIDAY Channel 99 @ 10:30pm Get your story to the public. Help reduce crime. Expose your talents. Contact: (904) 437-0309 Email: stvtvshow@yahoo.com www.STVUYT.com Be Useful, Never Giving In. Get Involved Today MOSTWANTED Bank Fraud SuspectPolice are actively looking for the suspect, Monique N. Hibbert, 20 years old. The suspect had entered a beauty supply store and a knife was displayed. An Armed robbery was committed and the suspect got away with eight packages of hair weave. There is an active warrant for her arrest. Anyone with any information of the suspect is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-866845-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 28, 2012 THE STAR PR 1 Jacksonville, FL Duval County Public Schools (DCPS) and the Early Learning Coalition of Duval (ELC of Duval) today announced a partnership for Read It Forward Jax! VPK. This partnership will be an extension of Duval County Public Schools' Read It Forward Jax! campaign that focuses on improving the reading performance for students in grades K-12. Read It Forward Jax! VPK is a reading program that encourages families, schools and child care providers to read with Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (VPK) students to increase their understanding of literacy concepts to help prepare them for academic success when they enter school. Teachers will track the number of books each child reads at home and in the classroom. Prizes will be awarded for participating VPK classes and families. "We are so excited at the level of participation from the children in our VPK centers," said Susan Main, Executive Director of ELC of Duval. "We work hard to ensure early literacy is a part of quality child care and the cooperation on an event like this emphasizes the work we do. We anticipate this to be a community-wide success made possible by the efforts of all our partners!" The partnership between DCPS and ELC of Duval is a perfect combination that supports learning from the earliest stage of a child's development and continues through secondary education. The ELC of Duval's mission is to create a coordinated and integrated system for school readiness services to better prepare children for entry into kindergarten with an emphasis on literacy skills for children who may be at risk for future school failure. DCPS' vision is that every student will graduate from Duval County public schools with the knowledge and skills to be successful in post-secondary education and/or the workforce. With this program, students will receive high-quality training from the moment they enter a classroom to the moment they graduate from high school. "The goal of this partnership is to help prepare children to enter kindergarten with the ability to understand basic literacy skills that can then be expanded upon when they enter Duval County Public Schools," said Superintendent Pratt-Dannals. "So often, children are starting kindergarten unable to read which causes them to fall behind and struggle with their education. We are confident that this program will help eliminate this problem and provide children with the necessary knowledge to succeed from day one in our schools." Duval County Public Schools' and the Early Learning Coalition of Duval Introduce Read It Forward Jax! VPK Partnership

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JANUARY 28, 2012 PREP RAP PR 2 THREE SITES ADDED TO JACKSONVILLE CHILDRENS COMMISSION TEAM UP AFTER-SCHOOL NUTRITION PROGRAM Nearly 50 sites across Jacksonville now provide snacks and meals to 8,000 children JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Jan. 20, 2012 Each school year the Jacksonville Children's Commission, the U. S. Department of Agriculture and the Florida Department of Health, Bureau of Child Nutrition Programs, partner to provide nutritious snack and supper meals to Jacksonville children for no separate charge at sites across Jacksonville. Starting Monday, Jan. 23 through May 18, after-school snacks and dinners will be served at three additional locations: Hyde Grove Elementary School 2056 Lane Ave. 32210 Oak Hill Elementary Schoo l 8910 Daughtry Blvd. S. 32210 Sadie T. Tillis Elementary School 6084 Morse Ave. 32244 Below is the full list of locations participating in the TEAM UP Afterschool Nutrition Program: 33rd Street Police Athletic League 2165 West 33rd. St. 32209 Alden Road ESE School 11780 Alden Road 32246 Arlington Middle School 8141 Lone Star Road 32211 Eugene Butler Middle School 900 Acorn St. 32202 Carter G. Woodson Elementary School 2334 Butler Ave. 32209 East Side Police Athletic League 1050 Franklin St. 32206 Highlands Middle School 10913 Pine Estates Road 32218 Hyde Grove Elementary School 2056 Lane Ave. 32210 Jeff Davis Middle School 7050 Melvin Road 32210 John Love Elementary School 1531 Winthrop St. 32206 Justina Road Elementary School 3101 Justina Road 32211 Long Branch Elementary School 3723 Franklin St.32206 Mallison Park Police Athletic League 441 Day Ave. 32254 Matthew Gilbert Middle School 1424 Franklin St. 32206 North Shore Elementary School 5701 Silver Plaza 32202 Northwestern Middle School 2100 West 45th St. 32209 Oak Hill Elementary School 8910 Daughtry Blvd. S 32210 Palm Avenue ESE School 1301 West Palm Ave. 32254 Pickett Elementary School 6305 Old Kings Road N. 32205 Pine Dale Elementary School 4229 Edison Ave. 32254 Pine Forest Elementary School 3929 Grant Road 32207 Reynolds Lane Elementary School 840 Reynolds Lane 32254 Jean Ribault Middle School 3610 Ribault Scenic Drive 32208 Rutledge Pierson Elementary School 4346 Roanoke Blvd. 32208 S.A. Hull Elementary School 7528 Hull St. 32219 Sadie T. Tillis Elementary School 6084 Morse Ave. 32244 Sally B. Mathis Elementary School 3501 Winton Drive 32208 S.P. Livingston Elementary School 1128 Barber St. 32209 St. Clair Evans Academy Elementary School 5443 Moncrief Road 32209 The Bridge Community Based 1824 Pearl St. 32206 Wayman Academy of the Arts 1176 Labelle St. 32205 West Jax Elementary School 2115 Commonwealth Ave. 32202 Woodland Acres Elementary School 328 Bowlan St. 32211 Alfred DuPont Middle School 2710 DuPont Ave. 32217 Andrew Robinson Elementary School 101 W. 12th St. 32206 Annie R. Morgan Elementary School 964 St. Clair St. 32254 Biltmore Elementary School 2101 W. Palm Ave. 32254 Fort Caroline Middle School 3787 University Club Blvd. 32277 George Washington Carver Elementary School 2854 W. 45th St. 32209 Jeb Stuart Middle School 4815 Wesconnett Blvd. 32210 Joseph Stilwell Middle School 7840 Burma Road 32221 Lake Forest Elementary School 901 Kennard St. 32208 Lake Shore Middle School 2519 Bayview Ave. 32210 Martin Luther King Elementary School 8801 Lake Placid Dr. E. 32208 Mayport Middle School 2600 Mayport Road 32233 R. L. Brown Elementary School 1534 Milnor St. 32206 Rufus E. Payne Elementary School 6725 Hema Road 32209 Southside Middle School 2948 Knights Lane E. 32216 The Commission will provide approximately 8,000 children with a snack and supper meals each day during after-school hours. The meals are provided through the Child Care Food Program, a USDA-funded program, to a total of 48 TEAM UP program sites. To qualify as a site through the CCFP program, 50 percent of the children at the school must be on the free or reduced lunch program and the after-school program must include both academic and enrichment components. To learn more about the TEAM UP After-school Nutrition Program, visit www.jaxkids.net or call (904) 630-6430.

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JANUARY 28, 2012 THE STAR PR 4 (StatePoint) We cant control every aspect of our health, but we can help protect ourselves against many common ailments and diseases simply by getting the recommended daily essential vitamins and minerals. With the stresses of everyday life, it can be hard to get regular exercise and maintain a balanced diet. So many doctors advise their patients to take daily dietary supplements to ensure they get the nutrients needed for optimum health. While striving to improve the quality of the foods we feed ourselves and our families is paramount, adding nutritional supplements is a valuable and easy way to enhance our ability to stay healthy, says Dr. Andrew Myers, an expert in nutrition and preventive medicine and co-author of Health is Wealth, 10 Power Nutrients that Increase Your Odds of Living to 100. Myers offers these tips to anyone looking to stay in tip top health: Protect Your Heart There are many preventive ways to help keep your heart healthy, such as eliminating stress, maintaining a healthy diet, staying trim and exercising regularly. You can also consider a supplement such as fish oil, which contains omega-3, a good fat vital to heart health. Be sure to pick highquality, trusted products such as Sams Club Simply Right Triple Strength fish oil which may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease. Additionally, Co Q-10, a naturally sourced cardiovascular antioxidant, can help support healthy heart function. Avoid Common Colds The common cold is one of the leading causes of missed work and school, making it all the more important to take steps to strengthen your immune system. Washing your hands often, eating foods high in vitamin C such as citrus and taking a supplement such as vitamin D may help you ward off colds. Vitamin D has been shown to support a strong immune system and can be found through sun exposure. However, for those who are fair-skinned or just simply dont have time to be outside, you can take a supplement like Simply Rights Vitamin D3 5000IU. Protect Your Joints Many Americans experience joint pain and assume it is a normal aging process they have to live with. However, there are a number of treatment options ranging from exercise to surgery that can help manage joint pain and improve mobility. A simple option can be taking a supplement such as Simply Right Triple Strength Glucosamine. Get a Check-Up Even if you dont have a regular doctor, there are ways to get a professional exam. Many pharmacies have periodic health and wellness screenings. For example, Sams Club locations across the U.S. host free monthly screenings that include bone density screenings, and testing for cholesterol, glucose and blood pressure. Learn more about these screenings and the Simply Right line of affordable vitamins available at Sams clubs nationwide by visiting SamsClub.com/healthyliving. By taking preventive steps now to improve your health, you can save yourself trouble down the road. HEALTHY LIVING Are You Getting Enough Vitamins? (c) Ariwasabi Fotolia.com