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

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By: Dennis Wade Mayor Alvin Brown is putting the conventional wisdom of small businesses being the real job creators into practice. There are over 80k of small businesses in Jacksonville looking for ROI (Return on Investment). The mayor launched his Business Builder Summit yesterday at the Prime Osborne Convention Center. The summits registration was closed early because of the overwhelming response. The event was attended by nearly 500 people. Karen Mills, the U.S, Small Business Administrator was on hand to highlight the importance of small businesses and to promote establishing a MICROLENDING program for Jacksonvilles small businesses. The microlending program would allow small business to receive loans up to $50,000; the current average for small business loans is $13,000. Mills commented that small businesses need access to smaller loans and that $50.000 can make the difference when considering starting a small business. There are 178 nonprofit organizations in the country and seven in Florida that offer microloans but unfortunately none are located in Jacksonville. There appears to be no let up in Mayor Browns push for publicprivate partnership that will energize Jacksonvilles economy and create jobs. The mayor previously joined with Governor Rick Scott and Regional Chamber of Commerce president, Gerry Mallot on a five day economic development trip to Brazil to promote Northeast Florida and attract new business; the mayor introduced to the City Council his three part Government Reform Proposal to make city government more effective and efficient. The mayor has said When it comes to economic development, the buck stops with me," and he wants those charged with economic development initiatives to report directly to him. 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 FEBRUARY 11, 2012 FEBRUARY 17, 2012 VOL. 7 NO. 5 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 Some of The Florida Star readers who received free advance tickets to see the movie, Safe House, featuring Denzel Washington, Tuesday night Those in attendance felt the movie was great and was an eye opener to some foreign and American operations. FAMU Named One of the Most Popular National Universities by U. S. News and World Report Political analyst Roland Martin was suspended by CNN on Wednesday over tweets he sent during the Super Bowl. The LGBT community saw the messages as homophobic and advocating violence against their members. They were sent in response to an ad featuring soccer player David Beckham in H&M briefs. One tweet said, "If a dude at your Super Bowl party is hyped about David Beckham's H&M underwear ad, smack the ish out of him! #superbowl." GLAAD said CNN ought to fire Martin: "Advocates of gay bashing have no place at CNN." The CNN contributor later formally apologized, issuing a statement: Based on several tweets I made on my Twitter feed on Super Bowl Sunday yesterday, I have been accused by members of the LGBT community of being supportive of violence against gays and lesbians and bullying. That is furthest from the truth, and I sincerely regret any offense my words have caused.The statement from CNN was issued Wednesday afternoon. It says: "Roland Martin's tweets were regrettable and offensive. Language that demeans is inconsistent with the values and culture of our organization, and is not tolerated. We have been giving careful consideration to this matter, and Roland will not be appearing on our air for the time being." Martin remained on CNN through Tuesday, contributing to its Election Center coverage Tuesday night. Several conservatives, however, felt Martin's Twitter transgressions did not warrant a suspension. Martin did not return a request for comment. No word on how long he will remain off CNN's airwaves.We would like to read your opinions at: www.facebook.com/TheFloridaStarNewspaper or www.thefloridastar.com The Florida Star Tuesday night at the movie Safe House February 7, 2012 U.S. News and World Report named Florida A&M University (FAMU) as one of the Top 15 most popular national universities in the nation. FAMU is the only historically black college or university that is ranked in the Top 15 with other Ivy League universities such as Harvard, Stanford, Yale, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Princeton. University of Florida is the only other university in Florida to be listed in the top 20. One of the best indicators of a schools popularity among students is the schools yield„the percentage of applicants accepted by a college who end up enrolling at that institution in the fall. In fall 2010, FAMU accepted 4,993 and the first year enrollment was 2,815; therefore, 56.4 percent of the students who were accepted were enrolled as part of the fall 2010 class. Hint 1: Born in Harlem, she began her career as a model, appearing in Vogue in 1956. Hint 2: Her first major award was for acting in "The Blacks," an off-Broadway production by Jean Genet. Hint 3: She portrayed Harriet Tubman in "A Woman Called Moses" in 1978. Hint 4: Some of her more recent films include "Idlewild" (2006), and "Why Did I Get Married Too?" (2010), and "The Help" (2011). Cicely Tyson (born December 19, 1933) is a successful Oscar-nominated actress and is also known for many other accomplishments. Cicely Tyson Roland Martin suspended over offensive tweets Mayor Brown’s Business Building Summit JOBS! JOBS! JOBS! Homeless Man Violently Attacks Gas Station Clerk See Crime & Justice Happy Valentines Day! Get Your Free Ticket to see Car and Truck Show See Details Inside! Department of Children and Families worker Helps in Food Stamp Fraud Roland Martin Eddie Wilson Pack A woman and a Department of Children and Families worker were arrested for fraud involving food stamps. Eddie Wilson Pack, 53, was a Department of Children and Families worker and helped Makeba Hunter, 38, get food stamp cards fraudulently. Hunter also got help from her incarcerated brother to get the names and Social Security numbers of inmates without them knowing. With the information and help from Pack, Hunter was able to get 24 EBT food stamp cards.Continued on A-2 AFRICAN AMERICAN HERO OF THE WEEKContinued on C&J-2 Makeba Hunter Photo by F.M. Powell III

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The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is considering whether to allow a corporate merger that could result in great strides backward for African Americans and others suffering from economic and health ills. Stick with me, because it gets a little complicated. Express Scripts, Inc. (ESI) and Medco Health Solutions are giant, multi-billion dollar corporations that control prescription drug benefits for hundreds of millions of Americans. Known as pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs), these companies decide which pharmacies people can visit, what prescription drugs are available for purchase, and how much these medications will cost. They also decide how much community pharmacies will be paid for filling prescriptions. The potential merger affects so many people, and raises so many antitrust issues, that the FTC is reviewing it to see if it should be allowed at all, and if so, under what conditions. If these two companies are allowed to join forces, they will control the majority of the prescription market„and decision-making„in several key areas, including mail order and specialty pharmacy, and will dwarf the remaining PBMs in size and prescription volume. The increased level of market control will give the merged company the power to increase prices and push out rivals, including community pharmacies. Dont just take my word for it. Senator Herb Kohl (D-WI) is the Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights. When it comes to antitrust matters, he is an expert. In a letter to Jonathan Leibowitz, chairman of the FTC, Kohl asks that the agency carefully scrutinize the merger. He cites concerns that the merger will reduce competition, raise prices for consumers, and threaten community and chain drug stores. Kohl believes the stakes for American consumers, health plan sponsors, and our nations network of local pharmacies arising out of this transaction are very highƒŽ He is right. And the stakes are even higher for African Americans than for the average American consumer. If prices go up, as expected under this merger, and community pharmacies are no longer able to compete in the hostile climate created by the PBMs, African Americans throughout the country will lose access to needed medications and other pharmacy services. This is disturbing in light of existing health disparities. African Americans are more likely to be afflicted with life-threatening diseases like heart disease, diabetes and cancer than whites. Infant mortality is higher. We are less likely to be immunized against common, easily-preventable illnesses. So the convenient, localized services provided by community pharmacies in our neighborhoods are especially important. On top of that, consider the devastating effects of the recent recession on African Americans. The unemployment rate for blacks in January 2012 was 13.6 percent, nearly twice as high the 7.5% unemployment rate among whites. Many African-Americans have lost their homes during the recession. And, even having a much lower household of wealth to begin with, blacks have lost a greater percentage of net worth, according to the Pew Research Center. This means that the people most in need of quality health services are least able to afford them. The ESI/Medco merger will make matters worse by increasing prescription drug prices and causing community pharmacies to fail, including, notably, a number of minority-owned businesses. One of the PBM companies, ESI, is already dropping popular pharmacies from its network, pre-merger. Yes, this is the same Express Scripts that recently dumped Walgreens, the nations largest pharmacy chain, eliminating access for the many people of color who live near these stores. But ESI does not care whether community pharmacies remain in its network, or even survive. In fact, CEO George Paz told Senator Kohl at a Judiciary Subcommittee hearing about the merger, I cant stop certain pharmacies from going out of business.Ž The other company, Medco, is requiring many of its customers to use mail-order pharmacies instead of retail pharmacies, deciding for patients in Big Brother fashion which pharmacy services they can use. This also threatens community pharmacies. But dont look to the company for sympathy. Medco CEO David Snow believes his pharmacy robots are better than your local pharmacist down the street, and if he has his way, you will no longer have a choice. Viewed in light of existing health disparities and economic difficulties, and the indifference of the PBM executives, there are no benefits for African American consumers in allowing the merger to proceed, and there are many risks. If the FTC gives the merger the most serious reviewŽ requested by Senator Kohl, it is difficult to see how they could possibly allow it to move forward. Mr. Alford is the co-founder, President/CEO of the National Black Chamber of Commerce. Website: www.nationalbcc.org. Email: halford@nationalbcc.org. PAGE A-2 THESTAR FEBRUARY 11, 2012 Beyond the Rhetoric:Your Pharmacy May be in DangerBy Harry C. Alford Diversity Symposium The D. W. Perkins Bar Association, Inc. in cooperation with the Jacksonville Chapter of the Federal Bar Association and The Florida Bar Association will be sponsoring a Diversity Symposium at the United States Federal Courthouse on February 23, 2012, from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm. The purpose of this symposium is to highlight and demonstrate the importance of creating a dialog about diversity. The theme for this program is Embracing Diversity and Excellence: Coexistence and Change.Ž The facilitator for this program is Judge Pauline Drake and Judge Henry Adams, Jr. will be available to answer questions about the film which will be shown. Conversations on Catfish, Courtrooms and Change: The Life and Times of Henry Lee Adams, which was produced by Lang Sheppard of Stunt Dog Production, Inc, son of William J. Sheppard, Jr., Esq. will be shown. The film recounts the story of Judge Henry Lee Adams, Jr. and his rise from poverty stricken and segregated Eastside of Jacksonville through the Civil Rights Movement to his current position as the first Black Senior United States District Judge in the State of Florida. Judge Adams is the narrator of the film. Students from Paxon School of Advanced Studies are also going to make a presentation through music. The group appropriately named DIVERSITY and under the direction of Ms. Deborah McDuffie Doby will perform. This group includes students from diverse backgrounds. Students have also been invited from Eugene Butler Middle School and from the City of Jacksonville Youth Build Program and the DAWN (Developing Adults with Necessary Skills) Program. This is an important dialog and discussion that must take place among judges, lawyers, teacher and students from different areas and backgrounds. Submitted by Pauline M. Drake State Road 15 (US 1 / New Kings Road) From SR 104 (Dunn Avenue) to I-295 Duval County, Florida Financial Project ID: 426964-1Please join the Florida Department of Transportation for an informal public hearing to discuss proposed plans for SR 15 (US 1). The hearing will be held: Thursday March 1, 2012 at the Lincoln Villa Center, 7866 New Kings Road, Jacksonville, FL 32219. The hearing will be an open houseŽ format from 4:30-6:30 p.m. with a public comment period beginning at 6:30 p.m. The proposed transportation improvements include milling and resurfacing, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) improvements, the installation of a raised concrete separator which will result in the closure of two median openings to improve the operational and safety aspects of the roadway. As of February 9, 2012, project documents will be available for your review during normal business hours at the Highlands Regional Public Library, 1826 Dunn Avenue, Jacksonville, FL 32218. Persons who wish to submit written statements may do so at the hearing or send them to the address below no later than March 11, 2012. To arrange for language assistance (free of charge) or accommodations for persons with disabilities, please call Ms. Myrna Widmer at the number below at least 7 days prior to the hearing. Public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability or family status. It is the policy of the Florida Department of Transportation District 2 to prohibit materials and/or exhibits in our public workshops, meetings or hearings that are not the property of the Department. Therefore, no outside party will be allowed to display or hand out materials in any of these events. Myrna Widmer, Project Manager Florida Department of Transportation 1109 S. Marion Avenue, M.S. 2002 Lake City, FL 32024-5874 Public Hearing Mayor Alvin Brown To Speak At Local ChurchThe New Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church will celebrate its Annual Family and Friends Day, on Sunday, February 12, 2012. The worship service will begin at 10:30 a.m. The Reverend Harry L. Dawkins, Senior Pastor states that he is expecting a mighty move of God and extends a heartfelt welcome to the Honorable Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown as the speaker for the day. The community is invited to share in what promises to be a joyful worship experience. New Bethel AME Church is located in the heart of the Edward Waters College Campus at 1231 Tyler St., Jacksonville, FL. New Bethel has been a strong spiritual pillar in the community and is listed in the historical registry. For more information please call 904/353-1822. (386) 961-7767 or (800) 749-2967 Email: myrna.widmer@dot.state.fl.us Summit-continued from A-1 When Mayor Brown was appointed by the U.S. conference of Mayors to chair the Metro Exports and Ports Task Force he immediately accepted the challenge and saw the opportunity to boost JAXPORT as a job creator. Mayor Brown also met with Secretary Ray LaHood in Washington to advocate for JAXPORT, and the U.S. Department of Transportation authorized $10 million in funding for a rail-cargo project at Dames Point. The Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant is perfect example of the mayors public-private partnership at work. The mayors next Business Building Summit with be held next May.

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NEW FOUNTAIN CHAPEL A.M.E. CHURCH 737 Jessie St., 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 Rev. and Mrs. Louis Kirkland. For more information call (904) 354-3021. CFIGC REFRESHING WOMEN/PUSH TV MINISTRY will present the Annual Brunch/Luncneon to be held on Saturday, February 18, 2012 at St. Matthews Lutheran Church Auditorium located at 6801 Merrill Road, Jacksonville, FL, from 9 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. For more information call (904) 220-6400. ST. SIMON BAPTIST CHURCH of Orange Park, FL, Rev. W. H. Randall, Founding Pastor, is celebrating Black History Month, with an original drama presentation "The Journey From Slavery To Freedom," Friday, February 24, 2012 at 7:00pm. Please come and witness this historic event. The Church is located at 1331 Miller Street, Orange Park, FL 32073. You may call 904-215-3300 for more information or directions. JACKSONVILLE, FL ASKEW, Cornelius Mark, died February 1, 2012. BERRYMAN, Wade Robert, died February 2, 2012. CALENDER Wanda Rowe, 63, died February 4, 2012. CRAWFORD Zelena, died February 1, 2012. DAVIS Frances C., died February 1, 2012. HALL Ricky Lee, 53, died February 3, 2012. HARRIS Michael, died February 1, 2012. JOHNSON Thomas F., 61, died February 1, 2012. JONES Wilbur Bill, 87, died February 3, 2012. LEY, Margret E., 98, died February 1, 2012. McINTYRE, Freddie L., died February 2, 2012. OGLESBY, Martin D., 67, died February 1, 2012. READ, Carol Lynn, 55, died February 1, 2012. REYES, Ray Cortez, 45, died February 3, 2012. RIESINGER Michael, 77, died February 4, 2012. SHOENBERGER David, 65, died February 1, 2012. SMILEY, Catherine, 86, died February 3, 2012. TAYLOR Gregory, 41, died February 1, 2012. WILLIAMS Myrna V., 85, died February 2, 2012. WILSON Callie, died February 2, 2012. WYNN, Ethel, died February 1, 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 FEBRUARY 11, 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 Leath 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 32208Serving 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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Sadly missed and Loved by Your Son; Otis Daniels, Grands; Andre, Melody, Leiroi, Renee and Monique, three great grands. To all Catholic, Jews, Baptist, Lutheran, Cogic, Muslims, 7th Day Adventist, Jehovahs Witnesses, Mormons, Non-Demoninational, etc. I have one question to Ask got truth?www.thespiritofyah.com Earlene DvyonneŽ Richardsonof Jacksonville, FL journeyed from this life with the Lord, on February 5, 2012, at the age of 63. Earlene was born February 28, 1948, to Bertha Watkins Richardson and Earle Laurence Richardson. She is the sister of Tony Richardson of The Florida Star and WCGL. Earlene was a member of Mt. Vernon Baptist Church. She attended the local public schools and was a 1965 graduate of Stanton Vocational High School. The Staff of The Florida Star is sorry for your loss, we will be praying for strength, peace, and comfort for you and your family.

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After 28 years as Lead Tech at Penske, Anthony TonyŽ Murray decided to call it quits so he could spend more time with his fami ly and working in his church. After spoiling his wife, children and grandchildren for several months, his loving wife, Maxine decided he should be rewarded for all his hard wor k so she solicited assistance from family, friends and fellow church members to pull off a major surprise. A few weeks ago, more than 150 family members, friends, former coworkers and fellow church members came together to celebrate t he end of the professional career of the great worker, father, friend and church steward. Family attending included his wife Maxine; children: Anthony K. Murray (Katrina), Fl orina Spikes (Leon) of Waycross, Lawrence Murray of Philadelphia, and Tarnee Coffey (Richard); grandchildren: Raven Coffey, Richard Coffee III, Rochelle Coffey, Anthony K. Murray, Jr., Brittany Taylor, Joshaun Sanders, Airlissia Swain, Rachel Swain, and Raela Swain He was completely caught off guard because he thought he was going to a function honoring his daughter. He wanted to support h er like the good father that he is. He was pleasantly surprised when the tables were turned as she gave him a very moving tribute when she expressed her gratitude for his ever presence in her life and those of her children. Family, friends, former coworkers, in-laws, members of the Church Security and Married Couples Ministries (Shiloh MBC) came for th to express sincere gratitude for acts of kindness and generosity given or displayed throughout the years by the honoree. Pops, as he is called by the kids, grew misty eyed as he listened to each comment. At one point, he blew a kiss to his wife Maxine to show his appreciation for her acts of love. She in turn ran up front to plant a big smooch on him. This brought cheers from the crowd. Finally the man of the hour was able to speak and thanked everyone for coming out to share in the celebration with him. He enjoyed his work while doi ng it, but retirement feels good, too. He definitely feels the love generated around the room. Maxine also thanked everyone for coming and assisting her in surprising her husband. It wa snt easy. The guests dined on a delicious meal of roasted chicken, meatballs, rice, green beans, rolls, various sodas and desert prepared by Libby Ds Catering. The videographer was Must CŽ Films/Charles Nicholson and the photography was handled by Portfolios LTD, Leroy Love. PAGE A-4THE STARFEBRUARY 11, 2012 Talk of the Town! Talk of the Town! by Frances Bradley by Frances Bradley Volume Burks, Photographer Volume Burks, Photographer SurpriseRetirementCelebration! E kaabo (eh-kah-bow). Welcome. Tony and Maxine Murray with The Shiloh MBC Married Couples Ministry Tony and Maxine Murray Tony and Maxine Murray with children and grandchildren Tony and Maxine Murray with the Murray Family Tony Murray with former coworkers from Penske Maxine and Tony Murray with grandchildren Maxine and Tony Murray with children Tony Murray, The Man of the Hour Tony Murray and Church Security Ministry, Shiloh MBC

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Im sitting at a massively long meeting table in the conference room for stage 25 at Paramount Studios. This is one of the most famous sound stages in show business whose hallowed floors have hosted among others, I love Lucy, The Lucy Show, Taxi, Cheers, Frazier, True Jackson, VP and now Nickelodeons new teen live-action dramedy series How To Rock. As I settle into my comfy seat, it doesnt take long for the shows star, fifteen year-old Cymphonique Miller (PKA Cymphonique) to grace the room. She is gorgeous, funny, witty, intelligent, very articulate and dressed fly! The fact that Cymphonique is the baby daughter of rap music mogul and businessman Master P and of course little sis to rapper/actor/athlete Romeo Miller is slowly becoming irrelevant old-hat information as she methodically carves her own niche in the biz. In her new show, Cymphonique plays Kacey Simon, a teen who was once a mean girl in a clique who called themselves The Perfs (meaning perfect) but she fell out of favor with them after she has to get glasses and braces. She soon discovers that hanging with a new group of friends may not be as bad as it first seemed. The season will follow Kacey as she navigates through high school social circles, real and fake friendships and learns how to rock her real self. The show basically carries a positive message for teens to be themselves because at the end of the day that is only who you can actually be anyway! Now for those who assume that Cymphonique got this show due to the workings of her dad, think again--she didnt! She actually auditioned just like anyone else and they didnt even know who she was until after they had chosen her. She explains, I went in for a general audition when I was twelve. We flew to New York and this was just a general audition. It wasnt necessarily for the show How To Rock. When I went, I decided that I didnt want them to know who I was related to at all. No dad, Im not saying who you are, I dont want them to know who Romeo is, when I do this audition I want to do this for me. When describing the audition experience Cymphonique lights up, I had to do many different things in the script. I had to sing, dance, act and do different voices. So literally for this one video clip, I was doing all of these different tasks. I went back home and a month later we got a call saying we really like Cymphoniques video, we want to do something with you. So not until then, they were like wait a minute, thats Romeos sister who we already had a show with and she did a general audition? They were like how did we not know this? So it feels so special for me and I feel like I was meant to be here because they loved me for who I was before they knew who I was related to. Nickelodeon is like m extended family! When she gets into talking about the show, Cymphonique emphasizes that it is basically being true to who you are. She adds, Its got music in it so we have a new song each episode which is really cool and we also love physical comedy and each week we do crazy stunts. How does Cymphonique fair in comparison to her character Kacey Simon? She laughs, I would have to say that the way that Kacey Simon dresses and my style defer a little bit just because Kacey Simon is more of a girly girl. She like always has skirts, she does her hair way more fly than me. Im more like edgy glam. Thats my style, thats what I like. I love jewelry, I love to accessorize. I love sparkly things. I always love shinny skinny jeans and boots a nd I love Doc Martens! Check out her website cymphonique.com. The show premieres Saturday, Feb 4 at 8:30 P.M. (ET/PT) on The Nickelodeon TV Network. ESTARENTERTAINMENT CymphoniqueDelightful Teen With A Sizzling, Positive New TV Show!By Rych McCain, feedbackrych@sbcglobal.net and Facebook Photo by Michael Elms for Nickelodeon TV Network Music: Soul crooner Tank will drop a new album this spring titled Savior on Atlantic Records. The new single Next Breath is now available at all DSPS. The ladys man is also kicking off an 8-city trek dubbed The Couples Retreat Tour and will grace the live stage at the upcoming Essence Music Festival in July in New Orleans. TV: Simon Cowell's Syco Entertainment has partnered with Jada Pinkett-Smith and Will Smith's Overbrook Entertainment on the development and launch of a live, new international TV format to find the world's greatest DJs. This new format has already been developed and will be coproduced by Syco and Overbrook. The show will capture the incredible rise of the DJ phenomena. It has been in development for over a year and Syco, OE and Sony Pictures Television will soon announce their broadcast partners in both the US and the UK. Simon Cowell said: "We have been working on this show for over a year and we wanted to partner with the right people. As soon as I met Jada and Miguel from Overbrook, I knew they would be our ideal partners. DJ's are the new rock stars, it feels like the right time to make this show." "This show will comb the world to find a new breed of talent," said Jada Pinkett-Smith, "I am happy to be creating it alongside Simon Cowell, the Sony team, and my partner Miguel Melendez on behalf of the Overbrook family."We are thrilled to be working with Simon Cowell and our partners at Overbrook on what we know will be a tremendously successful global format," said Andrea Wong, President of International Production for Sony Pictures Television. Book Review: Queenpins (Notorious Women Gansters of The Modern Era) by Ron Chepesiuk. Strategic Media Books, LLC. www.Strategicmediabooks.com, ISBN: 978-0-9842333-5-9. Former college professor turned award winning author Ron Chepesiuk is a true life crime expert having written several top selling books on the subject. His latest offering is on a subject that few consider but is as real as it gets and thats female gangpins or queenpins as he calls them. His book chronicles the criminal lifestyles, activities and workings of these ladies who operate in the game with equal ruthlessness, fearlessness and aplomb as any man and in some cases better. You wont be able to put Queenpins down once you open it up. Available on websites and bookstores. TV Review: How To Rock. Nickelodeon TV Network Starring Cymphonique Miller (Kacey Simon); Samantha Boscarino (Molly Garfunkel); Halston Sage (Grace King); Max Schneider (Zander robbins); Noah Crawford (Nelson Baxter); Lulu Antariska (Stevie Baskara) and Christopher ONeil (Kevin Reed). Executive producer, David M. Israell. Alloy Entertainment Cymphonique Miller stars as Kacey Simon who once was a mean girl as a member of The Perfs (meaning perfect). But after she had to have glasses and braces, she fell out of favor with The Perfs and regrouped with a new set of friends and started a band. The show is basically built around the theme of its cool to be yourself just as you are. Every episode will feature new music by the band, live action comedy and surprise guest stars. The show airs on Saturdays at 8:30 P.M. (ET/PT) This one has hit written all over it! Movies: Big Miracle. Universal Pictures, Working Title Pictures Starring Drew Barrymore, John Krasinshi, Ted Dansen, Dermot Mulroney, Kristen Bell, Tim Blake Nelson and Vinessa Shaw. Directed by Ken Kwapis. Produced by Steve Golin. In October of 1988 a news story broke worldwide with daily major network coverage about a family of three endangered, majestic gray whales (a mom, pop and their off spring) who were trapped by rapidly forming ice in the arctic waters of Pt. Barrow, Alaska. In the movie version, reporter Adam Carlson (Krasinshi) discovers the whales and breaks the story. Then his Green Peace ex-girl friend Rachel (Barrymore) helps to organize and lead an all out push to save the whales which eventually forced the combined rescue efforts of the U.S. and Russian military This is a great nature story. Too bad the same people who go all out for animals cant treat their fellow human beings with equal concern and accord. Hit me up at feedbackrych@sbcglobal.net and Facebook Study, Observe and Win! Rych Rych McCains Hollyhood Notes!By Rych McCain, feedbackrych@sbcglobal.net HEALTHY LIVING ----------------------------Great Tips For Heart Health Month (StatePoint) For most people, February conjures up images of red hearts, candy and messages to loved ones. But, did you know February is also American Heart Month? Now is a great time to focus beyond Valentine hearts and pay attention to your actual heart. As the leading killer of Americans, cardiovascular disease affects one in three people in the U.S. -approximately 81 million people. And, the American Heart Association predicts that this number will increase to 116 million people, or 40.5 percent of Americans, by 2030. Thankfully, there are simple steps you can easily incorporate into your day-today life that can make a big difference, according to Susan J. Crockett, PhD, RD, FADA and leader of the General Mills Bell Institute of Health and Nutrition. Genetics does play a role in cholesterol and overall heart health, says Crockett. While being aware of ones family history is certainly important, there are lifestyle changes you can make and foods you can eat as part of an overall healthy diet that can decrease the risk factors for heart disease and may help lower cholesterol. There are several ways people can begin to make a difference in their personal heart health and cholesterol levels, according to Crockett. To help make your lifestyle more hearthealthy, try to remember Crocketts HEART tips. H ave a list: Keep a running list of health to-dos, such as regular cholesterol and blood pressure screenings, as well as questions for your physician. Find out and jot down foods you can eat to lower cholesterol and other ways to take care of your heart. E at more of the good stuff: Be conscious of what you are eating and make an effort to incorporate heart healthy foods into your diet. For example, fruits, vegetables, whole grain, and low-fat dairy are all good choices for a heart healthy diet. Eating more fish like salmon, which contains omega-3 fatty acids, may also help reduce the risk of heart disease. A im for more whole grain oats: When making food choices, look for whole grain oats or whole grain oat cereal that contains beta glucan, like Cheerios. Beta glucan is a natural soluble fiber found in oats that helps reduce bad cholesterol. To reduce the risk of heart disease, you need three grams of soluble fiber daily from whole grain oat foods as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol. R un, walk, skip, jump: However you choose to exercise, just make sure it is a part of your daily routine. T ry healthy swaps: Healthier options are out there, so make the switch. For instance, instead of full fat mayonnaise, spread smashed avocado on your sandwich, which is high in healthy fats that help your heart. Also, when eating out, dont be afraid to ask your server for healthier preparation methods, like steamed and broiled instead of fried, or ingredient substitutes like whole grain pasta. Taking a few moments each day to make heart healthy decisions can make a significant difference in your future.

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PAGE B-8 THE STAR FEBRUARY 11, 2012 BOUNCE TV TELEVISION OUR WAY COMCAST 225, DIGITAL 17.2Did you know that one of the most engaging figures of the Harlem Renaissance, Zora Neal Hurston lived and worked here in Jacksonville? While here, she recorded many negro folk songs and wrote "And their eyes were turned towards God"

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Man Shot by Unsatisfied Customer in Drug DealA man was shot and killed during a drug deal that went wrong. 21-year-old FrankMorse Perry was found shot to death inside a silver Honda Sedan, which was left with the engine running. A maintenance worker had found Perry and the car in the parking lot of an apartment complex with all the doors locked, except the door to the front passenger seat. Detectives said a witness told them that Perry had met with Joshua D. Cox, 23, earlier on in the day. The two men had met to negotiate in a drug deal of a half pound of marijuana, but Cox was not satisfied with what Perry was trying to sell him. According to reports, Cox wanted a different type known as Purple Kush.Ž The witness also said that Perry and Cox left the scene and agreed to meet again later. Police were able to locate and arrest Cox after the discovery of Perrys body. Cox told detectives that he met with Perry and ended up shooting him in self-defense during the deal. After shooting him in the head multiple times, Cox said that he took Perrys marijuana and the money from his pockets. Perry played offensive and defensive line for a high school football team for two seasons and graduated in 2008. He then went on to continue playing football at a university for two more seasons before transferring. Cox was arrested and charged with first-degree murder with a firearm and robbery with a firearm. Cox had no criminal history before and this was his first arrest.Suspected Arrested forHome InvasionAn arrested was made on a man in connection with a home invasion incident that left the homeowner wounded. At least two people were reported to have rang the doorbell of a home and tried to force their way inside. The homeowner tried to close the door and when he did, one of the suspects shot through the door and hit him in the leg. The suspects were all wearing masks and fled in a vehicle. Police found the vehicle abandoned and found ski masks, a halloween mask, a bat, and guns. Police tracked down one of the suspects, Tyree Spratt, 18, for attempted robbery with a firearm while wearing a mask, possession of a handgun by a person under 21 and shooting a deadly missile into an occupied dwelling. Police are still looking for other suspects. Crime and Justice Crime and JusticeA Publication of the Florida Star and Georgia Star FEBRUARY 11 2012THE STARC&J 1 As an African American newspaper, we basically report on offenses committed by African Americans. Please note that in our observations, weekly reports show that African Americans DO NOT commit the largest percentage of criminal offenses in this ar ea. Homeless Man Attack Gas Station ClerkA homeless man is now behind bars after beating a clerk at a gas station. The clerk was stocking shelves at the gas station and 42-year-old Zachary Bartell Nesbitt, who was known for shoplifting, walked into the store. The clerk and an employee watched him and also told him that hed better not steal anything. Nesbitt then went to the clerk and hugged him hard and said, You know I dont do that.Ž When the clerk pushed Nesbitt away, thats when Nesbitt started to beat him. He then grabbed a board and started hitting him in the head with it and did not step, even when he fell down. When Nesbitt was finished, he fled the store. Police arrived and found the victim bleeding considerably due to a huge cut on his head. He was taken to the hospital and was treated for his injuries. Police found Nesbitt and arrested him for aggravated battery. Records show he had been arrested 14 times since 2007 for charges including petit theft, forgery, and disorderly intoxication. Frank Perry Tyree Spratt Zachary Nesbitt

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FEBRUARY 11 2012THE STARC&J 2 SSSHH! From Actual Police ReportsDid You Hear About?... Did You Hear About?... EDITORS NOTE: All suspects are deemed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law. The Sheriffs Office reports are a matter of public record. The Star seeks to educate in the hope of keeping our community safe. Medicare Fraud Fraud costs the Medicare Program millions of dollars every year, and you end up paying for fraud with higher health care costs. Fraud schemes may be carried out by individuals, companies, or groups of individuals. The following are examples of possible Medicare fraud: € A health care provider bills Medicare for services you never received. € A supplier bills Medicare for equipment you never got. € Someone uses another persons Medicare card to get medical care, supplies, or equipment. € Someone bills Medicare for home medical equipment after it has been returned. € A company offers a Medicare drug plan that has not been approved by Medicare. € A company uses false information to mislead you into joining a Medicare plan. If you think a charge is incorrect and you know the provider, you may want to call their office to ask about it. The person you speak to may help you better understand the services or supplies you got. Or, your provider may realize a billing error was made. You can help stop dishonest people by identifying and reporting cases of potential fraud. Medicare is committed to protecting you and other people with Medicare from fraud, abuse, and identity theft. Medicare is working very hard with other government agencies to protect the Medicare Program. When reporting suspected fraud, Medicare will not use your name if you do not want them to. However, if you remain anonymous, it will be hard for Medicare and other departments to conduct their investigation because they will have no way to contact you. 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 Worker Helps in Food Stamp FraudA woman and a Department of Children and Families worker were arrested for fraud involving food stamps. Eddie Wilson Pack, 53, was a Department of Children and Families worker and helped Makeba Hunter, 38, get food stamp cards fraudulently. Hunter also got help from her incarcerated brother to get the names and Social Security numbers of inmates without them knowing. With the information and help from Pack, Hunter was able to get EBT cards, which is the name of the food stamp cards. According to reports, investigators stated that the inmates were not eligible to participate in any of the public aid programs. Police found out that Hunter sold the cards and also used them for herself. When Pack was questioned by investigators, he told them that Hunter called him to complete numerous EBT applications and phone interviews with other people other than her. Investigation showed that only two addresses were used to complete all the applications. A total of 24 EBT cards were found issued with the names of the inmates. Police searched and foundHunter. She was arrested on charges including racketeering, third-degree grand theft, and food stamp fraud. After investigation, she was also charged for obtaining or attempting to obtain a controlled substance by fraud. Pack was arrested on felony charges of racketeering, official misconduct, and misappropriating public aid funds. He is said to have been accused of making false entries on at least 11 cases. 10 Grenades Found in Home10 grenades were found in a home after a man and woman were arrested who were staying in the home illegally. Police responded to a complaint about a fight between neighbors. When they arrived to the house, they found 10 grenades, drugs, a weapon, and a pet pig. All residents from the neighborhood were evacuated and a bomb squad came to the scene and took the grenades to the lab to determine if they were real. The man and woman were in their 30s and were arrested on weapon and drug charges. Eddie Pack Makeba Hunter

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Teacher Punches Female Student in the Face Radnor, PAA 14-year-old female student was said to have thrown chalk at 41-year-old Richard Little in his classroom. When the supervisor came, he asked Little to leave the classroom. Little stepped out into the hallway and pulled the student with him. The supervisor then saw Little punching her in the face until she bled. Police later came and escorted Little off the campus and he was sent to the hospital with the student. Police say that when they looked at Littles hands and fingers, they saw blood and teeth marks. Little was arrested and charged with aggravated and simple assault, and other charges. Little was released after posting 10 percent of the $100,000 bail. Also the school where Little worked, caters to children who are victims of violence and neglect. Couple Steal Dog and Demand Owner to Pay Dogs Medical Bills Charlotte, NCLillie Simmons, 76, had one day come home to discover that her dog, that she claimed to be chained in her front yard, was missing. Simmons did not know that a couple had actually found her chihuahua and took care of it. Police said they found out that the couple had the dog take all the right vaccinations and took care of it. Later on, the couple registered the dog and became its legal owners. The woman realized the dog already had an owner after seeing missing signs on the street. The couple brought the dog to Simmons, but told her that they would not give the dog back, unless she paid them $250. The money was for the medical expenses including the neutering and vaccination bills. Simmons told them she didnt have the money, so the couple left. Police closed the investigation and allowed the couple to keep the dog. FEBRUARY 11, 2012THE STARC&J 3Bizarre Crimes Bizarre Crimeswho, what, when...huh? Other Unusual Crimes Across the Nation Police Catch Man with DNA From the Towel He Dropped Police were able to find and arrest a man with the help of DNA evidence. Terrence Jackson, 36, had a white towel over his head and grabbed a female customers purse at a 7-Eleven. The woman held onto her bag, while Jackson dragged her across the floor. When she let go of her purse, Jackson fled the store, while the towel on his head fell to the ground. The son of the victim went after Jackson and confronted him in front of the store. He tried to get the purse back until Jackson pulled out a handgun in front of him and the victims son let go. Police recovered Jacksons towel and sent it to a DNA lab for testing and the results matched with Jackson in the national database. Police determined that Jackson was the one who committed the crime and tracked him down. Jackson was arrested and he admitted to stealing the purse. He was charged with armed robbery and aggravated assault. Man Accused of Carrying Weapon and Peeping Tom A man was arrested after constantly peeping into a womans window and causing more trouble when police came. A woman had called police about a man who would not stop peeping into her window. She said when she woke up, she saw a man looking into her bedroom through her blinds. She said he kept walking back and forth from her bedroom window to the back door. It went on for 10 minutes and she decided to call 911. When police responded to the call and arrived to the house, 35-yearold Jose Gabriel Serrano was found behind the residence. Serrano was ordered to the ground, but he refused and ended up fighting with the officer who was trying to arrest him. After the officer struggled with Serrano, he was finally able to put handcuffs on him. After a search, the officer found a black military-style combat knife in Serranos pocket. Serrano was arrested and faces charges of loitering, resisting an officer without violence, and carrying a concealed weapon. Two Men Sell Rental Car onCraigslist Houston, TXBradley Eugene Rhodes, 26, and Brandon Wilson, 26, listed a car on Craigslist, a website where people can sell items, and put the owner as Marcus Hertz.Ž The car was actually a rental car from the Hertz Rental Car company that Wilson didnt return. When it was listed on the site, the rental company listed the car as missing because it was never returned. A buyer became interested in the car and decided to meet up with Rhodes and Wilson. The buyer met with the two men at a gas station and he handed over $5,940 to them. He was then given a forged title with the name Marcus Hertz.Ž The victim attempted to obtain license plates for the vehicle, but he discovered the title was forged and that the car was a rental car. Investigators used the cellphone number that was attached to the Craigslist ad and found that it was registered to Rhodes. They also found the paperwork at Hertz Rental Car, which was filled out by Wilson. The paperwork showed his drivers license, which he used to rent the car. Police were able to locate Rhodes and Wilson and arrested them. Rhodes was charged with felony counts of forgery of a government instrument and theft. Wilson was charged with felony theft and fraudulent transfer of a motor vehicle. Jose Gabriel Serrano Terrence Jackson Brandon Wilson Bradley Rhodes

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FEBRUARY 11, 2012THE STARC&J 4 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: Charles Allen Offense: Traffic in Stolen Property Name: Samuel H. Alexander Offense: Uttering Forgery Name: Willie Roger Alexander Offense: Checks and Drafts Violations Name: Kevin Oscar Santana Age: 17 Weight: 190 lbs Last seen: 1/14/12 Name: Monique Lashay Cooper Age: 17 Weight: 160 lbs Last seen: 1/26/12 Name: Daniel Placide Age: 13 Weight: 130 lbs Last seen: 1/21/12 Name: Jayden Deshawn Giles Age: 8 Weight: 85 lbs Last seen: 12/20/11 Name: Tierra Goodman Age: 13 Weight: 130 lbs Last seen: 1/26/12 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 Purse Snatching Suspects A robbery to an individual occurred at Wal-Mart. The victim was in the parking lot walking to her vehicle when an unknown white female wearing multi colored hospital scrubs exited a light blue Toyota Scion. The female suspect snatched the purse from the victim and fled in the Toyota Scion driven by an unknown white male suspect. Investigation revealed prior to the robbery the suspect attempted to purchase an item for an infant; however, the card was declined. Shortly thereafter, this robbery occurred. The white female suspect is described as 25-25 years old, 55Ž-57Ž, light eyes, and blonde hair. The white male suspect was described as tall and skinny. Anyone with any information of the suspect is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS or email at rewards@fccrimestoppers.com. You will remain anonymous and receive a possible reward if your tip leads to an arrest.

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FEBRUARY 11, 2012THE STARPR 1 TALLAHASSEE, Fla. „ Florida A&M University (FAMU) President James H. Ammons announced Tuesday that he will temporarily suspend the induction, enrollment, initiation, membership intake and recruitment for all student clubs and organizations until fall 2012. Ammons also announced the cancellation of the 2012 Summer Band Camp. Our top priority is the health, safety and well being of students,Ž said Ammons. We are convening a panel of experts and outstanding thinkers to provide advice and recommendations on the operation of student organizations. Before we enter into a new student intake process, we should have the benefit of the work coming from the committees and the investigations.Ž Ammons made the decision to suspend intake and other membership activities after discussions with student leaders, advisors and other university personnel. I totally support this effort,Ž said Breyon Love, president of FAMU Student Government Association. This issue of hazing has had a far-reaching impact on the university and I believe that we need to pause for a moment to make sure that all of our students are ready to seriously move in a direction which will result in a complete culture change. We want to make sure every student knows about the personal responsibility they have in making sure we wipe out hazing on our campus.Ž According to Ammons, the temporary suspension on initiation and membership intake is effective as of January 31, 2012. Ammons delivered the news at a mandatory campus wide forum on safety which included a panel discussion by a group of campus administrators who focused on the assistance available to the campus community when safety issues arise and what the reporting responsibilities are for students, faculty and staff. According to university officials, any organization in violation of the temporary suspension will be suspended as a campus organization in accordance with university guidelines. Ammons told the group he has decided to cancel the band camp in light of the on-going investigation and the plans to convene a FAMU Board of Trustees Anti-Hazing Committee that will review how FAMU will best govern band activities. Ammons said he would like to give this panel, the board and the administration the opportunity to do a thorough review before reinstating any marching band programs. In no way have we terminated our curriculum in music,Ž said Ammons. We have a group of talented music faculty who prepare students for great careers in music and other pursuits. We will continue this very important academic program for the benefit of any current students or future students that might choose to pursue this degree. We have also continued our scholarship support of students who meet the appropriate criteria and will continue to do so, pending the availability of funds.Ž FAMU PRESIDENT TEMPORARILY SUSPENDS MEMBERSHIP INTAKE FOR CAMPUS ORGANIZATIONS AND CANCELS 2012 SUMMER BAND CAMP

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FEBRUARY 11, 2012PREP RAP PR 2 Finding Mr. Right Tips for Successful Women Fed Up With Kissing FrogsBoth women and men are waiting longer and longer to get married for the first time, according to the Census Bureau, and fewer women are having babies before their 40th birthdays, the Centers for Disease Control reports. Interestingly, more and more women are having babies well into their 40s. Could it be that it has become more difficult for couples to connect romantically? Women are likely to be more independent and professionally successful than they were a generation or two ago, and thats wonderful, but it can come with baggage,Ž says Jane Atkinson, author of The Frog Whisperer: A ThreeStep Approach to Finding Lasting Love (www.frogwhisperer.com). Were less likely to think about the energy were putting out to others, particularly the opposite sex, and that energy has a lot to do with how people react to us.Ž Atkinson says finding Mr. or Ms. Right requires taking your eyes off of work and focusing on yourself more. What can you do to become the person you would want to date? She offers some tips for finding the one.Ž € Figure out what youre looking for. Have you thought hard about what kind of person youre looking for? One trick is to visualize your perfect day. Are you at the beach? Traveling? Is the man with you quiet or chatty? Is the woman serious or funny? Does he want children? Does she go to church? This will help you identify the characteristics and values of your Mr. or Ms. Right so you can recognize them when he or she comes along. € Get happy in your own head. Once again, its all about attraction. Putting out positive, confident energy will attract the same. Besides, its never a good idea to rely on other people to make us happy. If you need to recover from old hurts, lose weight or find a job, take care of that business first. € Think youre ready? Test yourself with this quick quiz. 1. Are you happy with yourself? (Or are you miserable because youve put on 50 pounds since your divorce?) 2. Are you looking for someone to rescue you or take care of you? (If you answer yesŽ to this one, you may not be ready.) 3. Is there room in your life for a relationship? (Or do you have three kids and work a 60-hour week?) 4. Has enough time passed since your last relationship? (Or are you still wounded?) € Now, get yourself fabulous. Rather than, Why cant I find a good man?Ž ask yourself, Who do I need to become to attract the man (or woman) who is perfect for me?Ž Its not about changing you; its about being your best you. Part of that is your mojo … your self-esteem. If your mojo is slipping, youll attract control freaks, players and jerks. Pump it up with a makeover, a workout, a sincere inventory of your attributes. € Get out there! Put on your sexy jeans get yourself out the door. Where to start looking? If you enjoy working with your hands, volunteer for a Habitat for Humanity project. If youve always wanted to learn Italian, take a class. If you love to do yoga, check out a new studio (ladies, youll find a surprising number of guys there.) Perhaps you find a new church or take a class on Buddhism. The list of meeting spots for singles is a long one: bookstores, dance clubs, supper clubs, book clubs, gyms, golf courses, rowing clubs, dog parks. Atkinsons tips come from real-life experience. At 40, she realized shed been kissing a lot of frogs and found not one prince. She applied the model she developed for her business, tweaked it and came up with Frog WhispererŽ … and a prince of a husband. SIMON KIDGITS CLUB CELEBRATES 75 YEARS OF IMAGINATION WITH DR. SEUSS AT ORANGE PARK MALL Stroll Down Dr. Seuss Imaginary Mulberry Street at an Inspiring Childrens EventSimon Kidgits Club, Dr. Seuss Enterprises L.P. and Random House Childrens Books together are celebrating the 75th anniversary of Theodor Seuss Geisels first-ever published childrens book, And To Think That I Saw it on Mulberry Street.Ž As part of the celebration, nearly 100 Simon malls across the country are hosting a special event for families to explore all the fun of Dr. Seuss. Orange Park Mall invites local-area kids and parents to celebrate 75 Years of ImaginationŽ at a special Dr. Seuss event on Saturday, February 11 at JCPenney Court. From noon to 2 p.m., families can wander Dr. Seusss whimsical world of imaginary wonder by participating in the events fun-filled activities: Take part in a fascinating in-mall book reading, narrated by local celebrity readers. Capture a photo in front of a splendid Mulberry Street-themed backdrop featuring a variety of childrens favorite Dr. Seuss characters. Families may also have the chance to interact and snap a photo with the cheerful event VIP, The Cat In The Hat. Enjoy a television episode of PBSKIDS The Cat In The Hat Knows a Lot About That!Ž (Check local listings for more information.) Decorate marvelous Mulberry Street bookmarks and enchanting Dr. Seuss-inspired crowns and tiaras. Create captivating And To Think That I Saw it on Mulberry StreetŽ booklets. Families can also pick up a special 75th Anniversary Edition of And To Think That I Saw it on Mulberry Street,Ž one of 44 children's books written and illustrated by Geisel, in book stores beginning January 24. For more information about the Simon Kidgits Club and Dr. Seuss 75 Years of ImaginationŽ events, visit http://www.simon.com/kidgits/.

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FEBRUARY 11, 2012PREP RAPPR 3 To Chitter R A D C __ __ __ __Y = Yellow G = Green B = Blue A D Y C N Do the dot-to-dot puzzle to see me! Then, cut me out. Next, cut out the paper Valentine heart and make the slots on the slanted lines. Put the heart on one of my spines to make a stickyŽ Valentine. Im kind of clumsy and sort of slow. My spines protect me wherever I go. When people see me they say, Oh no!Ž I cant shoot my spines but my heart I can throw! STICK WITH ME Which Valentine surprise did I get in the mail?A Sticky Valentine! A Secret Message Im crazy about Valentines Day! To find out: Can you find and circle at least six words that have 3 syllables as in the Happy Valentine's Day I spent all last weekend making Valentines for my family and friends. Newspaper Fun Be Mine! S R O E Can you decode this special Valentine message? 1. First, use the key to color in the spaces below to see what is hidden. 2. Next, unscramble the letters to name the three items that could be sent to me. 3. Last, follow the 3 arrows through the maze to see which item I found.U P B H P P E G S J F O E X J U I B M P U P G I F B S U A fun way to say helloŽ on Valentines Day is to use a coded message. This code is easy to make and to figure out. Tell your friends to fill in each blank with the letter of the alphabet that comes before the one given. 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FEBRUARY 11, 2012THE STARPR 4 Job Fair Success … Making the Opportunity Work For YouBy Brent OBryan, SPHR Whether you have a job and are looking to make a change or are currently unemployed, job fairs can be a great way to meet with recruiters. But, they can also be quite intimidating to the uninitiated. With some job fairs attracting thousands of applicants, its important to arm yourself with a plan of action before you arrive. Think of attending a job fair as analogous to a visit to Disney World. Do you want to spend valuable time waiting in a line to get on a random ride you may or may not like, or do you want to do some advance research, get a FASTPASS,Ž and spend time enjoying the park? You will get the most out of a job fair when you put in the time to make it work for you. As a veteran human resources professional who has been on point at many job fairs, I have witnessed the good, the bad and the ugly in job fair behavior. By reviewing the following tips and techniques for job fair navigation, youll be prepared for a successful experience before, during and after a job fair.The Good Knowledge is Power Smart candidates take the time to thoroughly research the job fairs they attend. They find out what companies will be on the premises and decide which companies are of interest to them. They then read as much as they can about their favorite companies. When they arrive at the job fair, they have a short list of companies they want to make a personal connection with. A recruiter who is meeting with dozens of people in one day is much more likely to remember the applicant who took the time to read the book from that companys CEO, for example, or who had carefully reviewed the companys job postings and website to see where they could offer the most value. Demonstrate Aptitude To paraphrase President John F. Kennedy, fellow job fair applicants, should ask not what your company can do for you, ask what you can do for your company.Ž Savvy job fair attendees focus on how their experience benefits the company and offer tangible insight on how the skills they have garnered translate to onthe-job benefits for the employer. Presentation Counts … If you are going to a job fair, you want to stand out from the crowd in a positive, professional manner. What does that mean? Even if you are applying for a position that will likely require a uniform or carpenter pants, wear a freshly pressed suit and comfortable yet professional shoes, and make sure that hair and nails are freshly groomed. Savvy recruiters look for long term potential. Can this maintenance worker become a supervisor? Can this receptionist become an account coordinator? Dress for the position you would ultimately like to have. Manners Matter … Successful job fair applicants are generally conservative when interacting with hiring personnel. Never assume that Mr. Fred Johnson wants to be called Fred. Reference him as Mr. JohnsonŽ until he says otherwise Link Up for Best Results … Not all social media is created equal, but LinkedIn, which was created for the business community, is an ideal online network for job hunters. Many companies are using LinkedIn to research and find candidates. LinkedIn helps companies leverage the networks of their employees as well. Many successful job fair applicants connect with their recruiters on LinkedIn after their initial meeting. Traditional Paper Resume Still Rules … Sure, flash drives are cool and can hold a lot of information, but most recruiters are still pretty old-fashioned and would prefer an old fashioned paper resume that they can read on the spot. Successful job fair applicants should bring plenty of one-page, concise and informative resumes with them in a neat briefcase or portfolio.The Bad How Much Does this Job Pay? … Asking about salary and benefit immediately is a turn-off to recruiters. Think of a job fair as a way to market yourself to employers to get an interview. Few recruiters will want to move forward with an applicant whose initial questions revolve around salary, benefits and vacation and personal day allotment. Failure to Differentiate … An applicant who arrives at the job fair with no advance information on what companies will be on-site and who they want to impress, runs the risk of waiting in endless lines to talk to recruiters at companies that arent the right fit. By failing to do advance research, time is wasted for both the applicant and the recruiter. Resume Has Typos … It is important to proofread a resume for typos and misspellings which undermine an applicants ability to get interviews and secure a job. The resume should be an error-free showcase of your experience, skills and capabilities. Twittering Away to Irrelevance … Job hunters who are social media aficionados run the risk of information overload. While a professional, updated LinkedIn profile is always a plus to human resource professionals, a Facebook page gone wildŽ with postings about raucous nights at the casino or a Twitter account detailing compromising personal information, can be a liability.The Ugly Gum Chewing … While it seems incredulous than anyone would chew gum and talk to a recruiter simultaneously, it happens more than Id like to admit. Sometimes, the gum chewing applicant is a cigarette smoker who is trying to cover their tracks. Whatever the reason, there is no place for gum chewing on the job search circuit! Likewise, munching on chips or engaging in any other manner of food consumption in front of a recruiter is strictly off-limits. Hygiene Matters … Meeting with recruiters is not the time to forget to brush your teeth, take a shower, or groom your nails. Being remembered due to body odor or bad breath is not a ticket to employment satisfaction. Employment Stalker … At every job fair, there are applicants who fail to recognize the social cues that their interview is over. They linger at the booth, or return to the recruiter again and again during the fair. Or they send daily emails to the recruiter asking for progress reports. While appropriate follow up is important, harassment will not land you your dream job. Job fairs sometimes offer workshops on any variety of topics related to employment. Take the time to attend these free events to bone up on skills and information. Be sure to judiciously follow up with the recruiters youve made a good connection with at the job fair. Assemble the business cards you amassed from human resource professionals and fellow attendees and link up to them on LinkedIn. Recruiters appreciate receiving a follow up thank you email which signals your interest in contributing to the organization. Just as recruiters have to keep track of multiple applicants, applicants need to develop their own system for logging information on all potential job leads.



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By: Dennis Wade Mayor Alvin Brown is putting the conventional wisdom of small businesses being the real job creators into practice. There are over 80k of small businesses in Jacksonville looking for ROI (Return on Investment). The mayor launched his Business Builder Summit yesterday at the Prime Osborne Convention Center. The summits registration was closed early because of the overwhelming response. The event was attended by nearly 500 people. Karen Mills, the U.S, Small Business Administrator was on hand to highlight the importance of small businesses and to promote establishing a MICROLENDING program for Jacksonvilles small businesses. The microlending program would allow small business to receive loans up to $50,000; the current average for small business loans is $13,000. Mills commented that small businesses need access to smaller loans and that $50.000 can make the difference when considering starting a small business. There are 178 nonprofit organizations in the country and seven in Florida that offer microloans but unfortunately none are located in Jacksonville. There appears to be no let up in Mayor Browns push for publicprivate partnership that will energize Jacksonvilles economy and create jobs. The mayor previously joined with Governor Rick Scott and Regional Chamber of Commerce president, Gerry Mallot on a five day economic development trip to Brazil to promote Northeast Florida and attract new business; the mayor introduced to the City Council his three part Government Reform Proposal to make city government more effective and efficient. The mayor has said When it comes to economic development, the buck stops with me," and he wants those charged with economic development initiatives to report directly to him. 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 FEBRUARY 11, 2012 FEBRUARY 17, 2012 VOL. 7 NO. 5 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 Some of The Florida Star readers who received free advance tickets to see the movie, Safe House, featuring Denzel Washington, Tuesday night Those in attendance felt the movie was great and was an eye opener to some foreign and American operations. FAMU Named One of the Most Popular National Universities by U. S. News and World Report Political analyst Roland Martin was suspended by CNN on Wednesday over tweets he sent during the Super Bowl. The LGBT community saw the messages as homophobic and advocating violence against their members. They were sent in response to an ad featuring soccer player David Beckham in H&M briefs. One tweet said, "If a dude at your Super Bowl party is hyped about David Beckham's H&M underwear ad, smack the ish out of him! #superbowl." GLAAD said CNN ought to fire Martin: "Advocates of gay bashing have no place at CNN." The CNN contributor later formally apologized, issuing a statement: Based on several tweets I made on my Twitter feed on Super Bowl Sunday yesterday, I have been accused by members of the LGBT community of being supportive of violence against gays and lesbians and bullying. That is furthest from the truth, and I sincerely regret any offense my words have caused.The statement from CNN was issued Wednesday afternoon. It says: "Roland Martin's tweets were regrettable and offensive. Language that demeans is inconsistent with the values and culture of our organization, and is not tolerated. We have been giving careful consideration to this matter, and Roland will not be appearing on our air for the time being." Martin remained on CNN through Tuesday, contributing to its Election Center coverage Tuesday night. Several conservatives, however, felt Martin's Twitter transgressions did not warrant a suspension. Martin did not return a request for comment. No word on how long he will remain off CNN's airwaves.We would like to read your opinions at: www.facebook.com/TheFloridaStarNewspaper or www.thefloridastar.com The Florida Star Tuesday night at the movie Safe House February 7, 2012 U.S. News and World Report named Florida A&M University (FAMU) as one of the Top 15 most popular national universities in the nation. FAMU is the only historically black college or university that is ranked in the Top 15 with other Ivy League universities such as Harvard, Stanford, Yale, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Princeton. University of Florida is the only other university in Florida to be listed in the top 20. One of the best indicators of a schools popularity among students is the schools yieldthe percentage of applicants accepted by a college who end up enrolling at that institution in the fall. In fall 2010, FAMU accepted 4,993 and the first year enrollment was 2,815; therefore, 56.4 percent of the students who were accepted were enrolled as part of the fall 2010 class. Hint 1: Born in Harlem, she began her career as a model, appearing in Vogue in 1956. Hint 2: Her first major award was for acting in "The Blacks," an off-Broadway production by Jean Genet. Hint 3: She portrayed Harriet Tubman in "A Woman Called Moses" in 1978. Hint 4: Some of her more recent films include "Idlewild" (2006), and "Why Did I Get Married Too?" (2010), and "The Help" (2011). Cicely Tyson (born December 19, 1933) is a successful Oscar-nominated actress and is also known for many other accomplishments. Cicely Tyson Roland Martin suspended over offensive tweets Mayor Browns Business Building Summit JOBS! JOBS! JOBS! Homeless Man Violently Attacks Gas Station ClerkSee Crime & Justice Happy Valentines Day!Get Your Free Ticket to see Car and Truck Show See Details Inside! Department of Children and Families worker Helps in Food Stamp Fraud Roland Martin Eddie Wilson Pack A woman and a Department of Children and Families worker were arrested for fraud involving food stamps. Eddie Wilson Pack, 53, was a Department of Children and Families worker and helped Makeba Hunter, 38, get food stamp cards fraudulently. Hunter also got help from her incarcerated brother to get the names and Social Security numbers of inmates without them knowing. With the information and help from Pack, Hunter was able to get 24 EBT food stamp cards.Continued on A-2 AFRICAN AMERICAN HERO OF THE WEEKContinued on C&J-2 Makeba Hunter Photo by F.M. Powell III

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The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is considering whether to allow a corporate merger that could result in great strides backward for African Americans and others suffering from economic and health ills. Stick with me, because it gets a little complicated. Express Scripts, Inc. (ESI) and Medco Health Solutions are giant, multi-billion dollar corporations that control prescription drug benefits for hundreds of millions of Americans. Known as pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs), these companies decide which pharmacies people can visit, what prescription drugs are available for purchase, and how much these medications will cost. They also decide how much community pharmacies will be paid for filling prescriptions. The potential merger affects so many people, and raises so many antitrust issues, that the FTC is reviewing it to see if it should be allowed at all, and if so, under what conditions. If these two companies are allowed to join forces, they will control the majority of the prescription marketand decision-makingin several key areas, including mail order and specialty pharmacy, and will dwarf the remaining PBMs in size and prescription volume. The increased level of market control will give the merged company the power to increase prices and push out rivals, including community pharmacies. Dont just take my word for it. Senator Herb Kohl (D-WI) is the Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights. When it comes to antitrust matters, he is an expert. In a letter to Jonathan Leibowitz, chairman of the FTC, Kohl asks that the agency carefully scrutinize the merger. He cites concerns that the merger will reduce competition, raise prices for consumers, and threaten community and chain drug stores. Kohl believes the stakes for American consumers, health plan sponsors, and our nations network of local pharmacies arising out of this transaction are very high He is right. And the stakes are even higher for African Americans than for the average American consumer. If prices go up, as expected under this merger, and community pharmacies are no longer able to compete in the hostile climate created by the PBMs, African Americans throughout the country will lose access to needed medications and other pharmacy services. This is disturbing in light of existing health disparities. African Americans are more likely to be afflicted with life-threatening diseases like heart disease, diabetes and cancer than whites. Infant mortality is higher. We are less likely to be immunized against common, easily-preventable illnesses. So the convenient, localized services provided by community pharmacies in our neighborhoods are especially important. On top of that, consider the devastating effects of the recent recession on African Americans. The unemployment rate for blacks in January 2012 was 13.6 percent, nearly twice as high the 7.5% unemployment rate among whites. Many African-Americans have lost their homes during the recession. And, even having a much lower household of wealth to begin with, blacks have lost a greater percentage of net worth, according to the Pew Research Center. This means that the people most in need of quality health services are least able to afford them. The ESI/Medco merger will make matters worse by increasing prescription drug prices and causing community pharmacies to fail, including, notably, a number of minority-owned businesses. One of the PBM companies, ESI, is already dropping popular pharmacies from its network, pre-merger. Yes, this is the same Express Scripts that recently dumped Walgreens, the nations largest pharmacy chain, eliminating access for the many people of color who live near these stores. But ESI does not care whether community pharmacies remain in its network, or even survive. In fact, CEO George Paz told Senator Kohl at a Judiciary Subcommittee hearing about the merger, I cant stop certain pharmacies from going out of business. The other company, Medco, is requiring many of its customers to use mail-order pharmacies instead of retail pharmacies, deciding for patients in Big Brother fashion which pharmacy services they can use. This also threatens community pharmacies. But dont look to the company for sympathy. Medco CEO David Snow believes his pharmacy robots are better than your local pharmacist down the street, and if he has his way, you will no longer have a choice. Viewed in light of existing health disparities and economic difficulties, and the indifference of the PBM executives, there are no benefits for African American consumers in allowing the merger to proceed, and there are many risks. If the FTC gives the merger the most serious review requested by Senator Kohl, it is difficult to see how they could possibly allow it to move forward. Mr. Alford is the co-founder, President/CEO of the National Black Chamber of Commerce. Website: www.nationalbcc.org. Email: halford@nationalbcc.org. PAGE A-2 THESTAR FEBRUARY 11, 2012 Beyond the Rhetoric:Your Pharmacy May be in DangerBy Harry C. Alford Diversity Symposium The D. W. Perkins Bar Association, Inc. in cooperation with the Jacksonville Chapter of the Federal Bar Association and The Florida Bar Association will be sponsoring a Diversity Symposium at the United States Federal Courthouse on February 23, 2012, from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm. The purpose of this symposium is to highlight and demonstrate the importance of creating a dialog about diversity. The theme for this program is Embracing Diversity and Excellence: Coexistence and Change. The facilitator for this program is Judge Pauline Drake and Judge Henry Adams, Jr. will be available to answer questions about the film which will be shown. Conversations on Catfish, Courtrooms and Change: The Life and Times of Henry Lee Adams, which was produced by Lang Sheppard of Stunt Dog Production, Inc, son of William J. Sheppard, Jr., Esq. will be shown. The film recounts the story of Judge Henry Lee Adams, Jr. and his rise from poverty stricken and segregated Eastside of Jacksonville through the Civil Rights Movement to his current position as the first Black Senior United States District Judge in the State of Florida. Judge Adams is the narrator of the film. Students from Paxon School of Advanced Studies are also going to make a presentation through music. The group appropriately named DIVERSITY and under the direction of Ms. Deborah McDuffie Doby will perform. This group includes students from diverse backgrounds. Students have also been invited from Eugene Butler Middle School and from the City of Jacksonville Youth Build Program and the DAWN (Developing Adults with Necessary Skills) Program. This is an important dialog and discussion that must take place among judges, lawyers, teacher and students from different areas and backgrounds. Submitted by Pauline M. Drake State Road 15 (US 1 / New Kings Road) From SR 104 (Dunn Avenue) to I-295 Duval County, Florida Financial Project ID: 426964-1Please join the Florida Department of Transportation for an informal public hearing to discuss proposed plans for SR 15 (US 1). The hearing will be held: Thursday March 1, 2012 at the Lincoln Villa Center, 7866 New Kings Road, Jacksonville, FL 32219. The hearing will be an open house format from 4:30-6:30 p.m. with a public comment period beginning at 6:30 p.m. The proposed transportation improvements include milling and resurfacing, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) improvements, the installation of a raised concrete separator which will result in the closure of two median openings to improve the operational and safety aspects of the roadway. As of February 9, 2012, project documents will be available for your review during normal business hours at the Highlands Regional Public Library, 1826 Dunn Avenue, Jacksonville, FL 32218. Persons who wish to submit written statements may do so at the hearing or send them to the address below no later than March 11, 2012. To arrange for language assistance (free of charge) or accommodations for persons with disabilities, please call Ms. Myrna Widmer at the number below at least 7 days prior to the hearing. Public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability or family status. It is the policy of the Florida Department of Transportation District 2 to prohibit materials and/or exhibits in our public workshops, meetings or hearings that are not the property of the Department. Therefore, no outside party will be allowed to display or hand out materials in any of these events. Myrna Widmer, Project Manager Florida Department of Transportation 1109 S. Marion Avenue, M.S. 2002 Lake City, FL 32024-5874 Public Hearing Mayor Alvin Brown To Speak At Local ChurchThe New Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church will celebrate its Annual Family and Friends Day, on Sunday, February 12, 2012. The worship service will begin at 10:30 a.m. The Reverend Harry L. Dawkins, Senior Pastor states that he is expecting a mighty move of God and extends a heartfelt welcome to the Honorable Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown as the speaker for the day. The community is invited to share in what promises to be a joyful worship experience. New Bethel AME Church is located in the heart of the Edward Waters College Campus at 1231 Tyler St., Jacksonville, FL. New Bethel has been a strong spiritual pillar in the community and is listed in the historical registry. For more information please call 904/353-1822. (386) 961-7767 or (800) 749-2967 Email: myrna.widmer@dot.state.fl.us Summit-continued from A-1 When Mayor Brown was appointed by the U.S. conference of Mayors to chair the Metro Exports and Ports Task Force he immediately accepted the challenge and saw the opportunity to boost JAXPORT as a job creator. Mayor Brown also met with Secretary Ray LaHood in Washington to advocate for JAXPORT, and the U.S. Department of Transportation authorized $10 million in funding for a rail-cargo project at Dames Point. The Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant is perfect example of the mayors public-private partnership at work. The mayors next Business Building Summit with be held next May.

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NEW FOUNTAIN CHAPEL A.M.E. CHURCH 737 Jessie St., 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 Rev. and Mrs. Louis Kirkland. For more information call (904) 354-3021. CFIGC REFRESHING WOMEN/PUSH TV MINISTRY will present the Annual Brunch/Luncneon to be held on Saturday, February 18, 2012 at St. Matthews Lutheran Church Auditorium located at 6801 Merrill Road, Jacksonville, FL, from 9 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. For more information call (904) 220-6400. ST. SIMON BAPTIST CHURCH of Orange Park, FL, Rev. W. H. Randall, Founding Pastor, is celebrating Black History Month, with an original drama presentation "The Journey From Slavery To Freedom," Friday, February 24, 2012 at 7:00pm. Please come and witness this historic event. The Church is located at 1331 Miller Street, Orange Park, FL 32073. You may call 904-215-3300 for more information or directions. JACKSONVILLE, FL ASKEW, Cornelius Mark, died February 1, 2012. BERRYMAN, Wade Robert, died February 2, 2012. CALENDER Wanda Rowe, 63, died February 4, 2012. CRAWFORD, Zelena, died February 1, 2012. DAVIS Frances C., died February 1, 2012. HALL, Ricky Lee, 53, died February 3, 2012. HARRIS Michael, died February 1, 2012. JOHNSON, Thomas F., 61, died February 1, 2012. JONES, Wilbur Bill, 87, died February 3, 2012. LEY, Margret E., 98, died February 1, 2012. McINTYRE, Freddie L., died February 2, 2012. OGLESBY, Martin D., 67, died February 1, 2012. READ, Carol Lynn, 55, died February 1, 2012. REYES, Ray Cortez, 45, died February 3, 2012. RIESINGER Michael, 77, died February 4, 2012. SHOENBERGER David, 65, died February 1, 2012. SMILEY, Catherine, 86, died February 3, 2012. TAYLOR, Gregory, 41, died February 1, 2012. WILLIAMS, Myrna V., 85, died February 2, 2012. WILSON, Callie, died February 2, 2012. WYNN, Ethel, died February 1, 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 FEBRUARY 11, 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 Leath 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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Sadly missed and Loved by Your Son; Otis Daniels, Grands; Andre, Melody, Leiroi, Renee and Monique, three great grands. To all Catholic, Jews, Baptist, Lutheran, Cogic, Muslims, 7th Day Adventist, Jehovahs Witnesses, Mormons, Non-Demoninational, etc. I have one question to Ask got truth?www.thespiritofyah.com Earlene Dvyonne Richardsonof Jacksonville, FL journeyed from this life with the Lord, on February 5, 2012, at the age of 63. Earlene was born February 28, 1948, to Bertha Watkins Richardson and Earle Laurence Richardson. She is the sister of Tony Richardson of The Florida Star and WCGL. Earlene was a member of Mt. Vernon Baptist Church. She attended the local public schools and was a 1965 graduate of Stanton Vocational High School. The Staff of The Florida Star is sorry for your loss, we will be praying for strength, peace, and comfort for you and your family.

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After 28 years as Lead Tech at Penske, Anthony Tony Murray decided to call it quits so he could spend more time with his family and working in his church. After spoiling his wife, children and grandchildren for several months, his loving wife, Maxine decided he should be rewarded for all his hard work so she solicited assistance from family, friends and fellow church members to pull off a major surprise. A few weeks ago, more than 150 family members, friends, former coworkers and fellow church members came together to celebrate the end of the professional career of the great worker, father, friend and church steward. Family attending included his wife Maxine; children: Anthony K. Murray (Katrina), Florina Spikes (Leon) of Waycross, Lawrence Murray of Philadelphia, and Tarnee Coffey (Richard); grandchildren: Raven Coffey, Richard Coffee III, Rochelle Coffey, Anthony K. Murray, Jr., Brittany Taylor, Joshaun Sanders, Airlissia Swain, Rachel Swain, and Raela Swain He was completely caught off guard because he thought he was going to a function honoring his daughter. He wanted to support her like the good father that he is. He was pleasantly surprised when the tables were turned as she gave him a very moving tribute when she expressed her gratitude for his ever presence in her life and those of her children. Family, friends, former coworkers, in-laws, members of the Church Security and Married Couples Ministries (Shiloh MBC) came forth to express sincere gratitude for acts of kindness and generosity given or displayed throughout the years by the honoree. Pops, as he is called by the kids, grew misty eyed as he listened to each comment. At one point, he blew a kiss to his wife Maxine to show his appreciation for her acts of love. She in turn ran up front to plant a big smooch on him. This brought cheers from the crowd. Finally the man of the hour was able to speak and thanked everyone for coming out to share in the celebration with him. He enjoyed his work while doing it, but retirement feels good, too. He definitely feels the love generated around the room. Maxine also thanked everyone for coming and assisting her in surprising her husband. It wasnt easy. The guests dined on a delicious meal of roasted chicken, meatballs, rice, green beans, rolls, various sodas and desert prepared by Libby Ds Catering. The videographer was Must C Films/Charles Nicholson and the photography was handled by Portfolios LTD, Leroy Love. PAGE A-4 THE STAR FEBRUARY 11, 2012 Talk of the Town! Talk of the Town! by Frances Bradley by Frances Bradley Volume Burks, Photographer Volume Burks, Photographer SurpriseRetirementCelebration! E kaabo (eh-kah-bow). Welcome. Tony and Maxine Murray with The Shiloh MBC Married Couples Ministry Tony and Maxine Murray Tony and Maxine Murray with children and grandchildren Tony and Maxine Murray with the Murray Family Tony Murray with former coworkers from Penske Maxine and Tony Murray with grandchildren Maxine and Tony Murray with children Tony Murray, The Man of the Hour Tony Murray and Church Security Ministry, Shiloh MBC

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Im sitting at a massively long meeting table in the conference room for stage 25 at Paramount Studios. This is one of the most famous sound stages in show business whose hallowed floors have hosted among others, I love Lucy, The Lucy Show, Taxi, Cheers, Frazier, True Jackson, VP and now Nickelodeons new teen live-action dramedy series How To Rock. As I settle into my comfy seat, it doesnt take long for the shows star, fifteen year-old Cymphonique Miller (PKA Cymphonique) to grace the room. She is gorgeous, funny, witty, intelligent, very articulate and dressed fly! The fact that Cymphonique is the baby daughter of rap music mogul and businessman Master P and of course little sis to rapper/actor/athlete Romeo Miller is slowly becoming irrelevant old-hat information as she methodically carves her own niche in the biz. In her new show, Cymphonique plays Kacey Simon, a teen who was once a mean girl in a clique who called themselves The Perfs (meaning perfect) but she fell out of favor with them after she has to get glasses and braces. She soon discovers that hanging with a new group of friends may not be as bad as it first seemed. The season will follow Kacey as she navigates through high school social circles, real and fake friendships and learns how to rock her real self. The show basically carries a positive message for teens to be themselves because at the end of the day that is only who you can actually be anyway! Now for those who assume that Cymphonique got this show due to the workings of her dad, think again--she didnt! She actually auditioned just like anyone else and they didnt even know who she was until after they had chosen her. She explains, I went in for a general audition when I was twelve. We flew to New York and this was just a general audition. It wasnt necessarily for the show How To Rock. When I went, I decided that I didnt want them to know who I was related to at all. No dad, Im not saying who you are, I dont want them to know who Romeo is, when I do this audition I want to do this for me. When describing the audition experience Cymphonique lights up, I had to do many different things in the script. I had to sing, dance, act and do different voices. So literally for this one video clip, I was doing all of these different tasks. I went back home and a month later we got a call saying we really like Cymphoniques video, we want to do something with you. So not until then, they were like wait a minute, thats Romeos sister who we already had a show with and she did a general audition? They were like how did we not know this? So it feels so special for me and I feel like I was meant to be here because they loved me for who I was before they knew who I was related to. Nickelodeon is like m extended family! When she gets into talking about the show, Cymphonique emphasizes that it is basically being true to who you are. She adds, Its got music in it so we have a new song each episode which is really cool and we also love physical comedy and each week we do crazy stunts. How does Cymphonique fair in comparison to her character Kacey Simon? She laughs, I would have to say that the way that Kacey Simon dresses and my style defer a little bit just because Kacey Simon is more of a girly girl. She like always has skirts, she does her hair way more fly than me. Im more like edgy glam. Thats my style, thats what I like. I love jewelry, I love to accessorize. I love sparkly things. I always love shinny skinny jeans and boots a nd I love Doc Martens! Check out her website cymphonique.com. The show premieres Saturday, Feb 4 at 8:30 P.M. (ET/PT) on The Nickelodeon TV Network. ESTARENTERTAINMENT CymphoniqueDelightful Teen With A Sizzling, Positive New TV Show!By Rych McCain, feedbackrych@sbcglobal.net and Facebook Photo by Michael Elms for Nickelodeon TV Network Music: Soul crooner Tank will drop a new album this spring titled Savior on Atlantic Records. The new single Next Breath is now available at all DSPS. The ladys man is also kicking off an 8-city trek dubbed The Couples Retreat Tour and will grace the live stage at the upcoming Essence Music Festival in July in New Orleans. TV: Simon Cowell's Syco Entertainment has partnered with Jada Pinkett-Smith and Will Smith's Overbrook Entertainment on the development and launch of a live, new international TV format to find the world's greatest DJs. This new format has already been developed and will be coproduced by Syco and Overbrook. The show will capture the incredible rise of the DJ phenomena. It has been in development for over a year and Syco, OE and Sony Pictures Television will soon announce their broadcast partners in both the US and the UK. Simon Cowell said: "We have been working on this show for over a year and we wanted to partner with the right people. As soon as I met Jada and Miguel from Overbrook, I knew they would be our ideal partners. DJ's are the new rock stars, it feels like the right time to make this show." "This show will comb the world to find a new breed of talent," said Jada Pinkett-Smith, "I am happy to be creating it alongside Simon Cowell, the Sony team, and my partner Miguel Melendez on behalf of the Overbrook family."We are thrilled to be working with Simon Cowell and our partners at Overbrook on what we know will be a tremendously successful global format," said Andrea Wong, President of International Production for Sony Pictures Television. Book Review: Queenpins (Notorious Women Gansters of The Modern Era) by Ron Chepesiuk. Strategic Media Books, LLC. www.Strategicmediabooks.com, ISBN: 978-0-9842333-5-9. Former college professor turned award winning author Ron Chepesiuk is a true life crime expert having written several top selling books on the subject. His latest offering is on a subject that few consider but is as real as it gets and thats female gangpins or queenpins as he calls them. His book chronicles the criminal lifestyles, activities and workings of these ladies who operate in the game with equal ruthlessness, fearlessness and aplomb as any man and in some cases better. You wont be able to put Queenpins down once you open it up. Available on websites and bookstores. TV Review: How To Rock. Nickelodeon TV Network Starring Cymphonique Miller (Kacey Simon); Samantha Boscarino (Molly Garfunkel); Halston Sage (Grace King); Max Schneider (Zander robbins); Noah Crawford (Nelson Baxter); Lulu Antariska (Stevie Baskara) and Christopher ONeil (Kevin Reed). Executive producer, David M. Israell. Alloy Entertainment Cymphonique Miller stars as Kacey Simon who once was a mean girl as a member of The Perfs (meaning perfect). But after she had to have glasses and braces, she fell out of favor with The Perfs and regrouped with a new set of friends and started a band. The show is basically built around the theme of its cool to be yourself just as you are. Every episode will feature new music by the band, live action comedy and surprise guest stars. The show airs on Saturdays at 8:30 P.M. (ET/PT) This one has hit written all over it! Movies: Big Miracle. Universal Pictures, Working Title Pictures Starring Drew Barrymore, John Krasinshi, Ted Dansen, Dermot Mulroney, Kristen Bell, Tim Blake Nelson and Vinessa Shaw. Directed by Ken Kwapis. Produced by Steve Golin. In October of 1988 a news story broke worldwide with daily major network coverage about a family of three endangered, majestic gray whales (a mom, pop and their off spring) who were trapped by rapidly forming ice in the arctic waters of Pt. Barrow, Alaska. In the movie version, reporter Adam Carlson (Krasinshi) discovers the whales and breaks the story. Then his Green Peace ex-girl friend Rachel (Barrymore) helps to organize and lead an all out push to save the whales which eventually forced the combined rescue efforts of the U.S. and Russian military This is a great nature story. Too bad the same people who go all out for animals cant treat their fellow human beings with equal concern and accord. Hit me up at feedbackrych@sbcglobal.net and Facebook Study, Observe and Win! Rych Rych McCains Hollyhood Notes!By Rych McCain, feedbackrych@sbcglobal.net HEALTHY LIVING ----------------------------Great Tips For Heart Health Month (StatePoint) For most people, February conjures up images of red hearts, candy and messages to loved ones. But, did you know February is also American Heart Month? Now is a great time to focus beyond Valentine hearts and pay attention to your actual heart. As the leading killer of Americans, cardiovascular disease affects one in three people in the U.S. -approximately 81 million people. And, the American Heart Association predicts that this number will increase to 116 million people, or 40.5 percent of Americans, by 2030. Thankfully, there are simple steps you can easily incorporate into your day-today life that can make a big difference, according to Susan J. Crockett, PhD, RD, FADA and leader of the General Mills Bell Institute of Health and Nutrition. Genetics does play a role in cholesterol and overall heart health, says Crockett. While being aware of ones family history is certainly important, there are lifestyle changes you can make and foods you can eat as part of an overall healthy diet that can decrease the risk factors for heart disease and may help lower cholesterol. There are several ways people can begin to make a difference in their personal heart health and cholesterol levels, according to Crockett. To help make your lifestyle more hearthealthy, try to remember Crocketts HEART tips. H ave a list: Keep a running list of health to-dos, such as regular cholesterol and blood pressure screenings, as well as questions for your physician. Find out and jot down foods you can eat to lower cholesterol and other ways to take care of your heart. E at more of the good stuff: Be conscious of what you are eating and make an effort to incorporate heart healthy foods into your diet. For example, fruits, vegetables, whole grain, and low-fat dairy are all good choices for a heart healthy diet. Eating more fish like salmon, which contains omega-3 fatty acids, may also help reduce the risk of heart disease. A im for more whole grain oats: When making food choices, look for whole grain oats or whole grain oat cereal that contains beta glucan, like Cheerios. Beta glucan is a natural soluble fiber found in oats that helps reduce bad cholesterol. To reduce the risk of heart disease, you need three grams of soluble fiber daily from whole grain oat foods as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol. R un, walk, skip, jump: However you choose to exercise, just make sure it is a part of your daily routine. T ry healthy swaps: Healthier options are out there, so make the switch. For instance, instead of full fat mayonnaise, spread smashed avocado on your sandwich, which is high in healthy fats that help your heart. Also, when eating out, dont be afraid to ask your server for healthier preparation methods, like steamed and broiled instead of fried, or ingredient substitutes like whole grain pasta. Taking a few moments each day to make heart healthy decisions can make a significant difference in your future.

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PAGE B-8 THE STAR FEBRUARY 11, 2012 BOUNCE TV TELEVISION OUR WAY COMCAST 225, DIGITAL 17.2Did you know that one of the most engaging figures of the Harlem Renaissance, Zora Neal Hurston lived and worked here in Jacksonville? While here, she recorded many negro folk songs and wrote "And their eyes were turned towards God"

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Man Shot by Unsatisfied Customer in Drug DealA man was shot and killed during a drug deal that went wrong. 21-year-old FrankMorse Perry was found shot to death inside a silver Honda Sedan, which was left with the engine running. A maintenance worker had found Perry and the car in the parking lot of an apartment complex with all the doors locked, except the door to the front passenger seat. Detectives said a witness told them that Perry had met with Joshua D. Cox, 23, earlier on in the day. The two men had met to negotiate in a drug deal of a half pound of marijuana, but Cox was not satisfied with what Perry was trying to sell him. According to reports, Cox wanted a different type known as Purple Kush. The witness also said that Perry and Cox left the scene and agreed to meet again later. Police were able to locate and arrest Cox after the discovery of Perrys body. Cox told detectives that he met with Perry and ended up shooting him in self-defense during the deal. After shooting him in the head multiple times, Cox said that he took Perrys marijuana and the money from his pockets. Perry played offensive and defensive line for a high school football team for two seasons and graduated in 2008. He then went on to continue playing football at a university for two more seasons before transferring. Cox was arrested and charged with first-degree murder with a firearm and robbery with a firearm. Cox had no criminal history before and this was his first arrest.Suspected Arrested forHome InvasionAn arrested was made on a man in connection with a home invasion incident that left the homeowner wounded. At least two people were reported to have rang the doorbell of a home and tried to force their way inside. The homeowner tried to close the door and when he did, one of the suspects shot through the door and hit him in the leg. The suspects were all wearing masks and fled in a vehicle. Police found the vehicle abandoned and found ski masks, a halloween mask, a bat, and guns. Police tracked down one of the suspects, Tyree Spratt, 18, for attempted robbery with a firearm while wearing a mask, possession of a handgun by a person under 21 and shooting a deadly missile into an occupied dwelling. Police are still looking for other suspects. Crime and Justice Crime and JusticeA Publication of the Florida Star and Georgia StarFEBRUARY 11 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. Homeless Man Attack Gas Station ClerkA homeless man is now behind bars after beating a clerk at a gas station. The clerk was stocking shelves at the gas station and 42-year-old Zachary Bartell Nesbitt, who was known for shoplifting, walked into the store. The clerk and an employee watched him and also told him that hed better not steal anything. Nesbitt then went to the clerk and hugged him hard and said, You know I dont do that. When the clerk pushed Nesbitt away, thats when Nesbitt started to beat him. He then grabbed a board and started hitting him in the head with it and did not step, even when he fell down. When Nesbitt was finished, he fled the store. Police arrived and found the victim bleeding considerably due to a huge cut on his head. He was taken to the hospital and was treated for his injuries. Police found Nesbitt and arrested him for aggravated battery. Records show he had been arrested 14 times since 2007 for charges including petit theft, forgery, and disorderly intoxication. Frank Perry Tyree Spratt Zachary Nesbitt

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FEBRUARY 11 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. Medicare Fraud Fraud costs the Medicare Program millions of dollars every year, and you end up paying for fraud with higher health care costs. Fraud schemes may be carried out by individuals, companies, or groups of individuals. The following are examples of possible Medicare fraud: A health care provider bills Medicare for services you never received. A supplier bills Medicare for equipment you never got. Someone uses another persons Medicare card to get medical care, supplies, or equipment. Someone bills Medicare for home medical equipment after it has been returned. A company offers a Medicare drug plan that has not been approved by Medicare. A company uses false information to mislead you into joining a Medicare plan. If you think a charge is incorrect and you know the provider, you may want to call their office to ask about it. The person you speak to may help you better understand the services or supplies you got. Or, your provider may realize a billing error was made. You can help stop dishonest people by identifying and reporting cases of potential fraud. Medicare is committed to protecting you and other people with Medicare from fraud, abuse, and identity theft. Medicare is working very hard with other government agencies to protect the Medicare Program. When reporting suspected fraud, Medicare will not use your name if you do not want them to. However, if you remain anonymous, it will be hard for Medicare and other departments to conduct their investigation because they will have no way to contact you. 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 Worker Helps in Food Stamp FraudA woman and a Department of Children and Families worker were arrested for fraud involving food stamps. Eddie Wilson Pack, 53, was a Department of Children and Families worker and helped Makeba Hunter, 38, get food stamp cards fraudulently. Hunter also got help from her incarcerated brother to get the names and Social Security numbers of inmates without them knowing. With the information and help from Pack, Hunter was able to get EBT cards, which is the name of the food stamp cards. According to reports, investigators stated that the inmates were not eligible to participate in any of the public aid programs. Police found out that Hunter sold the cards and also used them for herself. When Pack was questioned by investigators, he told them that Hunter called him to complete numerous EBT applications and phone interviews with other people other than her. Investigation showed that only two addresses were used to complete all the applications. A total of 24 EBT cards were found issued with the names of the inmates. Police searched and foundHunter. She was arrested on charges including racketeering, third-degree grand theft, and food stamp fraud. After investigation, she was also charged for obtaining or attempting to obtain a controlled substance by fraud. Pack was arrested on felony charges of racketeering, official misconduct, and misappropriating public aid funds. He is said to have been accused of making false entries on at least 11 cases. 10 Grenades Found in Home10 grenades were found in a home after a man and woman were arrested who were staying in the home illegally. Police responded to a complaint about a fight between neighbors. When they arrived to the house, they found 10 grenades, drugs, a weapon, and a pet pig. All residents from the neighborhood were evacuated and a bomb squad came to the scene and took the grenades to the lab to determine if they were real. The man and woman were in their 30s and were arrested on weapon and drug charges. Eddie Pack Makeba Hunter

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Teacher Punches Female Student in the Face Radnor, PAA 14-year-old female student was said to have thrown chalk at 41-year-old Richard Little in his classroom. When the supervisor came, he asked Little to leave the classroom. Little stepped out into the hallway and pulled the student with him. The supervisor then saw Little punching her in the face until she bled. Police later came and escorted Little off the campus and he was sent to the hospital with the student. Police say that when they looked at Littles hands and fingers, they saw blood and teeth marks. Little was arrested and charged with aggravated and simple assault, and other charges. Little was released after posting 10 percent of the $100,000 bail. Also the school where Little worked, caters to children who are victims of violence and neglect. Couple Steal Dog and Demand Owner to Pay Dogs Medical Bills Charlotte, NCLillie Simmons, 76, had one day come home to discover that her dog, that she claimed to be chained in her front yard, was missing. Simmons did not know that a couple had actually found her chihuahua and took care of it. Police said they found out that the couple had the dog take all the right vaccinations and took care of it. Later on, the couple registered the dog and became its legal owners. The woman realized the dog already had an owner after seeing missing signs on the street. The couple brought the dog to Simmons, but told her that they would not give the dog back, unless she paid them $250. The money was for the medical expenses including the neutering and vaccination bills. Simmons told them she didnt have the money, so the couple left. Police closed the investigation and allowed the couple to keep the dog. FEBRUARY 11, 2012 THE STAR C&J 3Bizarre Crimes Bizarre Crimeswho, what, when...huh? Other Unusual Crimes Across the Nation Police Catch Man with DNA From the Towel He Dropped Police were able to find and arrest a man with the help of DNA evidence. Terrence Jackson, 36, had a white towel over his head and grabbed a female customers purse at a 7-Eleven. The woman held onto her bag, while Jackson dragged her across the floor. When she let go of her purse, Jackson fled the store, while the towel on his head fell to the ground. The son of the victim went after Jackson and confronted him in front of the store. He tried to get the purse back until Jackson pulled out a handgun in front of him and the victims son let go. Police recovered Jacksons towel and sent it to a DNA lab for testing and the results matched with Jackson in the national database. Police determined that Jackson was the one who committed the crime and tracked him down. Jackson was arrested and he admitted to stealing the purse. He was charged with armed robbery and aggravated assault. Man Accused of Carrying Weapon and Peeping Tom A man was arrested after constantly peeping into a womans window and causing more trouble when police came. A woman had called police about a man who would not stop peeping into her window. She said when she woke up, she saw a man looking into her bedroom through her blinds. She said he kept walking back and forth from her bedroom window to the back door. It went on for 10 minutes and she decided to call 911. When police responded to the call and arrived to the house, 35-yearold Jose Gabriel Serrano was found behind the residence. Serrano was ordered to the ground, but he refused and ended up fighting with the officer who was trying to arrest him. After the officer struggled with Serrano, he was finally able to put handcuffs on him. After a search, the officer found a black military-style combat knife in Serranos pocket. Serrano was arrested and faces charges of loitering, resisting an officer without violence, and carrying a concealed weapon. Two Men Sell Rental Car onCraigslist Houston, TXBradley Eugene Rhodes, 26, and Brandon Wilson, 26, listed a car on Craigslist, a website where people can sell items, and put the owner as Marcus Hertz. The car was actually a rental car from the Hertz Rental Car company that Wilson didnt return. When it was listed on the site, the rental company listed the car as missing because it was never returned. A buyer became interested in the car and decided to meet up with Rhodes and Wilson. The buyer met with the two men at a gas station and he handed over $5,940 to them. He was then given a forged title with the name Marcus Hertz. The victim attempted to obtain license plates for the vehicle, but he discovered the title was forged and that the car was a rental car. Investigators used the cellphone number that was attached to the Craigslist ad and found that it was registered to Rhodes. They also found the paperwork at Hertz Rental Car, which was filled out by Wilson. The paperwork showed his drivers license, which he used to rent the car. Police were able to locate Rhodes and Wilson and arrested them. Rhodes was charged with felony counts of forgery of a government instrument and theft. Wilson was charged with felony theft and fraudulent transfer of a motor vehicle. Jose Gabriel Serrano Terrence Jackson Brandon Wilson Bradley Rhodes

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FEBRUARY 11, 2012 THE STAR C&J 4 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: Charles Allen Offense: Traffic in Stolen Property Name: Samuel H. Alexander Offense: Uttering Forgery Name: Willie Roger Alexander Offense: Checks and Drafts Violations Name: Kevin Oscar Santana Age: 17 Weight: 190 lbs Last seen: 1/14/12 Name: Monique Lashay Cooper Age: 17 Weight: 160 lbs Last seen: 1/26/12 Name: Daniel Placide Age: 13 Weight: 130 lbs Last seen: 1/21/12 Name: Jayden Deshawn Giles Age: 8 Weight: 85 lbs Last seen: 12/20/11 Name: Tierra Goodman Age: 13 Weight: 130 lbs Last seen: 1/26/12 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 Purse Snatching Suspects A robbery to an individual occurred at Wal-Mart. The victim was in the parking lot walking to her vehicle when an unknown white female wearing multi colored hospital scrubs exited a light blue Toyota Scion. The female suspect snatched the purse from the victim and fled in the Toyota Scion driven by an unknown white male suspect. Investigation revealed prior to the robbery the suspect attempted to purchase an item for an infant; however, the card was declined. Shortly thereafter, this robbery occurred. The white female suspect is described as 25-25 years old, 5-57, light eyes, and blonde hair. The white male suspect was described as tall and skinny. Anyone with any information of the suspect is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS or email at rewards@fccrimestoppers.com. You will remain anonymous and receive a possible reward if your tip leads to an arrest.

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FEBRUARY 11, 2012 THE STAR PR 1 TALLAHASSEE, Fla. Florida A&M University (FAMU) President James H. Ammons announced Tuesday that he will temporarily suspend the induction, enrollment, initiation, membership intake and recruitment for all student clubs and organizations until fall 2012. Ammons also announced the cancellation of the 2012 Summer Band Camp. Our top priority is the health, safety and well being of students, said Ammons. We are convening a panel of experts and outstanding thinkers to provide advice and recommendations on the operation of student organizations. Before we enter into a new student intake process, we should have the benefit of the work coming from the committees and the investigations. Ammons made the decision to suspend intake and other membership activities after discussions with student leaders, advisors and other university personnel. I totally support this effort, said Breyon Love, president of FAMU Student Government Association. This issue of hazing has had a far-reaching impact on the university and I believe that we need to pause for a moment to make sure that all of our students are ready to seriously move in a direction which will result in a complete culture change. We want to make sure every student knows about the personal responsibility they have in making sure we wipe out hazing on our campus. According to Ammons, the temporary suspension on initiation and membership intake is effective as of January 31, 2012. Ammons delivered the news at a mandatory campus wide forum on safety which included a panel discussion by a group of campus administrators who focused on the assistance available to the campus community when safety issues arise and what the reporting responsibilities are for students, faculty and staff. According to university officials, any organization in violation of the temporary suspension will be suspended as a campus organization in accordance with university guidelines. Ammons told the group he has decided to cancel the band camp in light of the on-going investigation and the plans to convene a FAMU Board of Trustees Anti-Hazing Committee that will review how FAMU will best govern band activities. Ammons said he would like to give this panel, the board and the administration the opportunity to do a thorough review before reinstating any marching band programs. In no way have we terminated our curriculum in music, said Ammons. We have a group of talented music faculty who prepare students for great careers in music and other pursuits. We will continue this very important academic program for the benefit of any current students or future students that might choose to pursue this degree. We have also continued our scholarship support of students who meet the appropriate criteria and will continue to do so, pending the availability of funds. FAMU PRESIDENT TEMPORARILY SUSPENDS MEMBERSHIP INTAKE FOR CAMPUS ORGANIZATIONS AND CANCELS 2012 SUMMER BAND CAMP

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FEBRUARY 11, 2012 PREP RAP PR 2 Finding Mr. Right Tips for Successful Women Fed Up With Kissing FrogsBoth women and men are waiting longer and longer to get married for the first time, according to the Census Bureau, and fewer women are having babies before their 40th birthdays, the Centers for Disease Control reports. Interestingly, more and more women are having babies well into their 40s. Could it be that it has become more difficult for couples to connect romantically? Women are likely to be more independent and professionally successful than they were a generation or two ago, and thats wonderful, but it can come with baggage, says Jane Atkinson, author of The Frog Whisperer: A ThreeStep Approach to Finding Lasting Love (www.frogwhisperer.com). Were less likely to think about the energy were putting out to others, particularly the opposite sex, and that energy has a lot to do with how people react to us. Atkinson says finding Mr. or Ms. Right requires taking your eyes off of work and focusing on yourself more. What can you do to become the person you would want to date? She offers some tips for finding the one. Figure out what youre looking for. Have you thought hard about what kind of person youre looking for? One trick is to visualize your perfect day. Are you at the beach? Traveling? Is the man with you quiet or chatty? Is the woman serious or funny? Does he want children? Does she go to church? This will help you identify the characteristics and values of your Mr. or Ms. Right so you can recognize them when he or she comes along. Get happy in your own head. Once again, its all about attraction. Putting out positive, confident energy will attract the same. Besides, its never a good idea to rely on other people to make us happy. If you need to recover from old hurts, lose weight or find a job, take care of that business first. Think youre ready? Test yourself with this quick quiz. 1. Are you happy with yourself? (Or are you miserable because youve put on 50 pounds since your divorce?) 2. Are you looking for someone to rescue you or take care of you? (If you answer yes to this one, you may not be ready.) 3. Is there room in your life for a relationship? (Or do you have three kids and work a 60-hour week?) 4. Has enough time passed since your last relationship? (Or are you still wounded?) Now, get yourself fabulous. Rather than, Why cant I find a good man? ask yourself, Who do I need to become to attract the man (or woman) who is perfect for me? Its not about changing you; its about being your best you. Part of that is your mojo your self-esteem. If your mojo is slipping, youll attract control freaks, players and jerks. Pump it up with a makeover, a workout, a sincere inventory of your attributes. Get out there! Put on your sexy jeans get yourself out the door. Where to start looking? If you enjoy working with your hands, volunteer for a Habitat for Humanity project. If youve always wanted to learn Italian, take a class. If you love to do yoga, check out a new studio (ladies, youll find a surprising number of guys there.) Perhaps you find a new church or take a class on Buddhism. The list of meeting spots for singles is a long one: bookstores, dance clubs, supper clubs, book clubs, gyms, golf courses, rowing clubs, dog parks. Atkinsons tips come from real-life experience. At 40, she realized shed been kissing a lot of frogs and found not one prince. She applied the model she developed for her business, tweaked it and came up with Frog Whisperer and a prince of a husband. SIMON KIDGITS CLUB CELEBRATES 75 YEARS OF IMAGINATION WITH DR. SEUSS AT ORANGE PARK MALL Stroll Down Dr. Seuss Imaginary Mulberry Street at an Inspiring Childrens EventSimon Kidgits Club, Dr. Seuss Enterprises L.P. and Random House Childrens Books together are celebrating the 75th anniversary of Theodor Seuss Geisels first-ever published childrens book, And To Think That I Saw it on Mulberry Street. As part of the celebration, nearly 100 Simon malls across the country are hosting a special event for families to explore all the fun of Dr. Seuss. Orange Park Mall invites local-area kids and parents to celebrate Years of Imagination at a special Dr. Seuss event on Saturday, February 11 at JCPenney Court. From noon to 2 p.m., families can wander Dr. Seusss whimsical world of imaginary wonder by participating in the events fun-filled activities: Take part in a fascinating in-mall book reading, narrated by local celebrity readers. Capture a photo in front of a splendid Mulberry Street-themed backdrop featuring a variety of childrens favorite Dr. Seuss characters. Families may also have the chance to interact and snap a photo with the cheerful event VIP, The Cat In The Hat. Enjoy a television episode of PBSKIDS The Cat In The Hat Knows a Lot About That! (Check local listings for more information.) Decorate marvelous Mulberry Street bookmarks and enchanting Dr. Seuss-inspired crowns and tiaras. Create captivating And To Think That I Saw it on Mulberry Street booklets. Families can also pick up a special 75th Anniversary Edition of And To Think That I Saw it on Mulberry Street, one of 44 children's books written and illustrated by Geisel, in book stores beginning January 24. For more information about the Simon Kidgits Club and Dr. Seuss Years of Imagination events, visit http://www.simon.com/kidgits/.

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FEBRUARY 11, 2012 THE STAR PR 4 Job Fair Success Making the Opportunity Work For YouBy Brent OBryan, SPHR Whether you have a job and are looking to make a change or are currently unemployed, job fairs can be a great way to meet with recruiters. But, they can also be quite intimidating to the uninitiated. With some job fairs attracting thousands of applicants, its important to arm yourself with a plan of action before you arrive. Think of attending a job fair as analogous to a visit to Disney World. Do you want to spend valuable time waiting in a line to get on a random ride you may or may not like, or do you want to do some advance research, get a FASTPASS, and spend time enjoying the park? You will get the most out of a job fair when you put in the time to make it work for you. As a veteran human resources professional who has been on point at many job fairs, I have witnessed the good, the bad and the ugly in job fair behavior. By reviewing the following tips and techniques for job fair navigation, youll be prepared for a successful experience before, during and after a job fair.The Good Knowledge is Power Smart candidates take the time to thoroughly research the job fairs they attend. They find out what companies will be on the premises and decide which companies are of interest to them. They then read as much as they can about their favorite companies. When they arrive at the job fair, they have a short list of companies they want to make a personal connection with. A recruiter who is meeting with dozens of people in one day is much more likely to remember the applicant who took the time to read the book from that companys CEO, for example, or who had carefully reviewed the companys job postings and website to see where they could offer the most value. Demonstrate Aptitude To paraphrase President John F. Kennedy, fellow job fair applicants, should ask not what your company can do for you, ask what you can do for your company. Savvy job fair attendees focus on how their experience benefits the company and offer tangible insight on how the skills they have garnered translate to onthe-job benefits for the employer. Presentation Counts If you are going to a job fair, you want to stand out from the crowd in a positive, professional manner. What does that mean? Even if you are applying for a position that will likely require a uniform or carpenter pants, wear a freshly pressed suit and comfortable yet professional shoes, and make sure that hair and nails are freshly groomed. Savvy recruiters look for long term potential. Can this maintenance worker become a supervisor? Can this receptionist become an account coordinator? Dress for the position you would ultimately like to have. Manners Matter Successful job fair applicants are generally conservative when interacting with hiring personnel. Never assume that Mr. Fred Johnson wants to be called Fred. Reference him as Mr. Johnson until he says otherwise Link Up for Best Results Not all social media is created equal, but LinkedIn, which was created for the business community, is an ideal online network for job hunters. Many companies are using LinkedIn to research and find candidates. LinkedIn helps companies leverage the networks of their employees as well. Many successful job fair applicants connect with their recruiters on LinkedIn after their initial meeting. Traditional Paper Resume Still Rules Sure, flash drives are cool and can hold a lot of information, but most recruiters are still pretty old-fashioned and would prefer an old fashioned paper resume that they can read on the spot. Successful job fair applicants should bring plenty of one-page, concise and informative resumes with them in a neat briefcase or portfolio.The Bad How Much Does this Job Pay? Asking about salary and benefit immediately is a turn-off to recruiters. Think of a job fair as a way to market yourself to employers to get an interview. Few recruiters will want to move forward with an applicant whose initial questions revolve around salary, benefits and vacation and personal day allotment. Failure to Differentiate An applicant who arrives at the job fair with no advance information on what companies will be on-site and who they want to impress, runs the risk of waiting in endless lines to talk to recruiters at companies that arent the right fit. By failing to do advance research, time is wasted for both the applicant and the recruiter. Resume Has Typos It is important to proofread a resume for typos and misspellings which undermine an applicants ability to get interviews and secure a job. The resume should be an error-free showcase of your experience, skills and capabilities. Twittering Away to Irrelevance Job hunters who are social media aficionados run the risk of information overload. While a professional, updated LinkedIn profile is always a plus to human resource professionals, a Facebook page gone wild with postings about raucous nights at the casino or a Twitter account detailing compromising personal information, can be a liability.The Ugly Gum Chewing While it seems incredulous than anyone would chew gum and talk to a recruiter simultaneously, it happens more than Id like to admit. Sometimes, the gum chewing applicant is a cigarette smoker who is trying to cover their tracks. Whatever the reason, there is no place for gum chewing on the job search circuit! Likewise, munching on chips or engaging in any other manner of food consumption in front of a recruiter is strictly off-limits. Hygiene Matters Meeting with recruiters is not the time to forget to brush your teeth, take a shower, or groom your nails. Being remembered due to body odor or bad breath is not a ticket to employment satisfaction. Employment Stalker At every job fair, there are applicants who fail to recognize the social cues that their interview is over. They linger at the booth, or return to the recruiter again and again during the fair. Or they send daily emails to the recruiter asking for progress reports. While appropriate follow up is important, harassment will not land you your dream job. Job fairs sometimes offer workshops on any variety of topics related to employment. Take the time to attend these free events to bone up on skills and information. Be sure to judiciously follow up with the recruiters youve made a good connection with at the job fair. Assemble the business cards you amassed from human resource professionals and fellow attendees and link up to them on LinkedIn. Recruiters appreciate receiving a follow up thank you email which signals your interest in contributing to the organization. Just as recruiters have to keep track of multiple applicants, applicants need to develop their own system for logging information on all potential job leads.