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Mayors from across the county convened in downtown Jacksonville for a three day-conference on ports and exports. As Chair of the Metro Exports and Ports Task Force for the U.S. Conference of Mayors, Mayor Alvin Brown led several discussions with topics including global competition for U.S. ports and port modernization. I think it has been good for the city to have the mayors come here and talk about an issue that is important not only for Jacksonville, but for cities all across the country, said Mayor Brown. It also speaks to the importance of focusing on the importance of ports and exports to put people back to work. Mayors, port officials, and city officials from more than 40 cities were represented. Mayors in attendance included Vice Chair of the Metro Exports and Ports Task Force, Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak, Second Vice President of the U.S. Conference of Mayors Scott Smith, Mayor of Mesa, and Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. Mayor Villaraigosa, who is also the president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, said he was impressed by Mayor Browns leadership at the conference. We want cities to understand the new markets are abroad. Eight out of ten markets, the growing economies, are not here, said Mayor Villaraigosa. They are in Asia, Latin America and other places. We have to take our goods, our American made goods, and sell them in those countries. That is going to be a big shot in the arm to our economy and Alvin Brown, your mayor, knows that. Paul Anderson, Chief Executive Officer for JAXPORT, said the conference will have a positive impact on Jacksonville and national ports. The (U.S. Conference of Mayors) understands the issue of infrastructure and the importance that will play in our country growing in a global marketplace, said Anderson. During the meeting, the U.S. Conference of Mayors unveiled a report that said exporting from metro areas has the potential to grow significantly by 2020. In Jacksonville, exports are expected to jump by 68 percent, from the $1.9 billion in market value recorded in 2010 to $3.2 billion projected in 2020. www.coj.net 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 MARCH 3, 2012 MARCH 9, 2012 VOL. 61 NO. 45 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 St ar Newspapers. Listen to IMPACT Radio Talk 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 Once again it was that time of year when the best of the best come together to celebrate red carpet fashion and bling; reunion and camaraderie amongst friends, peers and colleagues and recognize great artistic achievements by people of color. Of course we are describing the 43rd NAACP Image Awards which broadcast live, Friday, Feb 17, 2012, on the NBC/Universal Network from the famed Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. The red carpet arrivals were on fire with excitement from all of the dazzling gowns and bling. One of the highlights was the presence of a group of Tuskegee Fighter Pilots from Word War II. Even though they are well in their 80s, these distinguished American war heroes drew the applause and admiration from the beginning to the end of the red carpet. They were greeted the same way during the telecast. The two hour live special was hosted by Sanaa Latham and Anthony Mackie. Special awards that were given included the NAACP Vanguard Award to film maker George Lucas; the NAACP Chairmans Awards to Radio One/TV One Founder Cathy Hughes and the NAACP Presidents Award to The Founding Members of the Black Stuntmens Association. Some of the individual award highlights included Regina King for Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series, KeKe Palmer who collected her fourth Image Award for Outstanding Performance in a Youth/Childrens Series or Special and of course The Help for Outstanding Motion Picture, Viola Davis for Outstanding Actor in a Motion Pictures for the Help and Octavia Spencer from The Help for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture. Performing for the evening gala was Lenny Kravitz, Jill Scott, Kirk Franklin, NeYo, Jennifer Hudson and a moving tribute to the late Whitney Houston by Yolanda Adams who took it home and had church. After the cameras went to break, one choir member decided to breakout in a holy dance a ski bit but nobody really got into him so he faked calming down. Not everybody is impressed with that kind of carrying on in a crowd like that. Highlights also included the pairing of Harry Belafonte, Sidney Poitier, Cicely Tyson and Diahann Carroll as presenters. They are definitely up in age but the love and respect for them as Black Afrikan sho-biz royalty was at a favor pitch high via the overwhelming, rousting, standing ovation they received upon coming out to the podium For a complete list of the winners go to www.naacpimageawards.net Florida Civil Rights Hall of FameThe first three inductees into Floridas Civil Rights Hall of Fame were named on February 29, 2012.Former Florida Senator Claude Pepper, Mary Bethune, and C.K Steele were all inducted postmortem. Pepper sponsored the Equal Rights Amendment. Bethune created a school for black girls that later became Bethune-Cookman University. Steele protested segregation and helped organize the Tallahassee Bus Boycott. Florida Representative Alan Williams sponsored the bill that created the state Civil Rights Hall of Fame. The legacy built by these inductees is one we must carry today. We carry it now in our states history. We must carry it with everything that we do, said Williams. The 43rd NAACP Image Awards Dazzles Again!By Rych McCain, feedbackrych@sbcglobal.net and Facebook Photos by Earl Gibson Jacksonville Hosts U.S. Conference of Mayors Gang Members Arrested forCar Break-InsSee Crime & Justice Get your Free Tickets Call 904-766-8834See Details Inside! Ohio shooting suspect charged as juvenile Prosecutor says suspect will most likely be tried as adult (CNN) T.J. Lane was charged Thursday afternoon on six counts -including three counts of aggravated murder -related to this week's fatal shooting of three students at an Ohio high school, according to court documents. Beating a judgeimposed deadline by just more than an hour, Geauga County Prosecuting Attorney David Joyce said he filed the charges around 3:40 p.m. Thursday in juvenile court. The prosecutor, however, has said that the 17-year-old Lane will most likely be tried as an adult. Following the defendant's initial court appearance next Tuesday, a March 19 hearing is scheduled. It's tied to a motion to transfer his case to an adult court. The murder charges state that the teenager "purposely and with prior calculation and design" fatally shot three people while at Chardon High School.Continued on A-2 Mayor Brown Leads Conference as Chair of the Metro Exports and Ports Task Force Victims of Ohio School Shooting T.J. Lane Suspect of Ohio School Shooting

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As a member of Congress, you get used to being graded. Interest groups send you questionnaires, check your voting record, and then issue their report cards.Ž Editorial writers opine freely on your performance. Pollsters issue monthly updates on how Congress is faring with the public. Members of Congress learn to expect this judgment and criticism. Its part of being an elected official in this country „ and should be. But they also learn that Congress is part of a larger political system that also involves We The People. Our democracy doesnt just require its institutions and political leaders to function well; it works best when we, as citizens, all do our part. So at this moment when Congresss public standing is at an all-time low, its natural to wonder: how are the American people doing at holding up their end of the bargain? Every year, the Center on Congress at Indiana University surveys political scientists around the country to get their sense of how Congress is functioning. But it recognizes that Congress is just one part of the picture, and so it also asks these 40 experts how Americans as a whole are doing at playing the constructive role our system demands of them. The questions are instructive, because they give you a sense of a citizens responsibilities. How well do people actually keep in touch with their members of Congress, for instance? Communication between elected officials and the people they represent „ ordinary people with ordinary concerns „ is the lifeblood of a representative democracy. It can happen through letters, emails, phone calls and visits; through the interest groups many people join; and through voting. On all of these fronts, a majority of the experts surveyed give Americans about a C average for their participation. If were to pass judgment on Congress, then its also worth asking how much we actually understand it. If we want it to improve, how much do we know about what it does and how it operates? The experts surveyed take a pretty dim view of Americans performance. How regularly do Americans follow whats actually going on in Congress? Most of those surveyed gave the country at best a D. How well do Americans understand the main features of Congress and how it works? Almost two-thirds of the respondents handed out a D, while most of the rest gave us an F. Do Americans have a reasonable understanding of what Congress can and should do? In other words, do they understand the powers given to Congress by the Constitution, and its role in executing those constitutional powers? Ds and Fs again. Especially noteworthy is their low opinion of Americans grasp of the importance of compromise. In a politically and socially diverse country, with two houses of Congress and a president all able to weigh in, most legislation simply cannot be crafted without some measure of compromise. Most of the experts surveyed believe that many Americans dont understand this. They hold a similarly low opinion of the medias ability to explain how Congress works to readers and viewers. Now, these are the opinions of a handful of political experts. The point is not to berate our fellow citizens for their ignorance, but to understand that if we want Congress to improve, it is not just up to its members to make it happen. Congress will change when we insist that it change. We can take a lesson from Will Rogers. His statue in the U.S. Capitol is the only one directly facing the House chamber, honoring his shrewd comment: I always keep my eye on Congress to see what theyre up to.Ž All of us need to do this: communicate more fully and openly with our representatives; learn Congresss responsibilities and how it fulfills them „ and, even more importantly, how it should fulfill them; and recognize that if we dont like intense partisanship and political games-playing, then we need to give our representatives room to craft legislation with broad appeal. Without the informed understanding of the American people, in other words, Congress will continue to flounder. And if it does, it wont just be its members fault. Lee Hamilton is Director of the Center on Congress at Indiana University. He was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives for 34 years. PAGE A-2 THESTAR MARCH 3, 2012 Its Not Just Congress: Citizens Also Have Room To ImproveBy Lee H. Hamilton Ohio Shooting continued from A-1 In addition, Lane faces two counts of attempted aggravated murder and one count of felonious assault -the latter related to an individual who was "nicked in the ear" by a bullet, according to Joyce. The prosecutor has said that the sophomore has confessed that he took a .22-caliber gun and a knife into the school's cafeteria Monday morning and fired 10 rounds as frightened students and some teachers ran for cover. By the time the carnage ended, the gunman had shot five people, three of them fatally: Daniel Parmertor, 16, who died Monday; Demetrius Hewlin, 16, who died Tuesday morning; and Russell King Jr., 17, who was declared brain dead Tuesday. This is not Lane's first brush with the law, according to juvenile records released by authorities this week. BISHOP T.D. JAKES AND CODEBLACK ENTERTAINMENT HIGHLIGHT AWARENESS FOR AMERICA'S MISSING PERSONS OF COLORWoman Thou Art Loosed!: On the 7th Day Will Help Bring National Awareness to This Crisis Bishop T.D. Jakes, senior pastor at The Potter's House of Dallas, Inc. and Codeblack Entertainment, announce their joint support of the Black and Missing Foundation, Inc., a non-profit organization that brings awareness to missing persons of color. According to recent statistics, persons of color make up an estimated 40 percent of missing people in the United States. Of that 85 percent were Black far greater than their approximately 13 percent share of the U.S. population and yet they were the subject of fewer than 23 percent of all news reports. The collaboration was created as a campaign to support the April 13 theatrical release of Woman Thou Art Loosed!: On the 7th Day, produced by T.D. Jakes and distributed by Codeblack Entertainment. The film's plot elements deal with the impact of abduction on an African-American family. Outreach offered at The Potter's House along with the vital information and awareness championed by the Black and Missing Foundation, Inc. created an opportunity to form a relationship to address the issue of abduction in the film and the lack of media coverage when persons of color are reported missing. Black and Missing Foundation, Inc. (BAM FI) was established as a non-profit organization, by a veteran law enforcement official and public relations specialist, whose mission is to bring awareness to missing persons of color, provide vital resources and tools to missing person's families and friends and to educate the minority community on personal safety. "African Americans are unlikely to receive a national alert or to be featured in the media when their loved ones go missing," said Bishop T.D. Jakes. "In an effort to bring awareness and help turn the tide on these daunting statistics, Codeblack Entertainment and The Potter's House are helping to bring this issue to the forefront." To do just that, The Potter's House has created a multi-tiered relationship. BAM FI will be featured at the popular MEGA TOTZ and MEGA KIDZ conferences held June 29th and 30th and July 19th-21st, respectively. At both conferences, the foundation will be able to present safety workshops as well as provide child identification kits so that families are prepared in a crisis. The Potter's House Center for Counseling and Behavioral Health has joined the efforts and will be listed as a resource for BAM FI clients and will be open to serve individuals and families referred by the trailblazing foundation. Additional efforts will increase awareness through scheduled posts and campaigns via Facebook, Twitter and inhouse correspondence to all five churches under The Potter's House umbrella. Additionally, Codeblack Entertainment will help further awareness, education and support of BAM FI through a variety of traditional, non-traditional and social media marketing efforts. "It is so important to educate our community on this issue, especially since an overwhelming number of missing persons in the United States are of color," said Derrica Wilson, co-founder, Black and Missing Foundation, Inc. We are so pleased that The Potters House along with Bishop T.D. Jakes and Codeblack Entertainment will use their platform to help find our missing men, women and children.Ž The Foundation asserts that relationships with organizations are key, but that any effort can help bring a loved one home. "Together we can find the thousands of individuals missing from our communities and bring them home or provide much needed closure for their families," said Natalie Wilson, co-founder, Black and Missing Foundation, Inc. "We can all play a part-big or smallin addressing this issue." To learn more about Black And Missing Foundation, Inc. and for profiles of missing individuals, throughout the nation, as well as news, information, and tips, please visit BAM FI's web site: www.bamfi.org.

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FAMILIES OF SLAIN CHILDREN INC. will be hosting a three events. First Event : BLOOD DRIVE Saturday, March 10, 2012 12:30pm to 4:30pm at Families of Slain Children located at 3108 N. Myrtle Ave in Honor of Tommy Lee TorrenceJenkins and other victims. Second Event : CANDLE LIGHT VIGIL Sunday, March 11, 2012 at 5:30 p.m. honoring Tommie Lee Torrence-Jenkins a.k.a T-Lee and other victims of crime. To be held at the corner of Wayne Street and Marion Circle. Third Event :MEMORIAL AND BALLOON RELEASE Monday, March 12, 2012 at 5:30 p.m. at Edgewood Cemetery in Memory of Tommie Lee Torrence-Jenkins. Please come out and join us. For more infomation, call (904) 683-4986. MT. LEBANON MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH, 9319 Ridge Blvd., invites you to their 30th Church and the 2nd Pastoral Anniversary of Rev. Freddie Summer. The theme is Gods people walking in expectation.Ž My soul, wait thou only upon God; for my expectation is from him.Ž Psalm 62:5. Services begin at 4:00 p.m. Sunday, March 11th Dr. Glenn Foreman, Sr., Resurrection Baptist Church Christian Center; March 18th Elder Lee Harris, Mt. Olive Primitive Baptist Church; March 25th Pastor Jeremiah Robinson, Jr., New Zion Baptist Church, Fernandina Beach, FL. For more info, call 904-527-1762. JACKSONVILLE, FL AKE Walter Maurice, 73, died February 23, 2012. BARBER Joseph, died February 24, 2012. BEBOUT Carolyn Sue, 63, died February 26, 2012. BLUNT, Izell, MD, died February 19, 2012. BOLING Sarah Anne, 26, died February 21, 2012. BOWMAN Mary, died February 22, 2012. CLINTON, Thomas Jay, died February 23, 2012. CROFT Wallace Dale, Sr., 60, died February 20, 2012. DAVENPORT Dorrance Paul, 70, died February 25, 2012. DAVIS, James William Bill,Ž 84, died February 24, 2012. DAVIS Jerome, 61, died February 29, 2012. DILLON Mary E. Roush, 93, died February 24, 2012. ELLIOTT, Randall Larry, 56, died February 23, 2012. EVERS, Anne, 86, died February 22, 2012. FAIRCLOTH, Carlton Glenn, 55, died February 24, 2012. FUSSELL Mary, died February 25, 2012. GADSON Lillyan, 68, died February 24, 2012. GAINES Earnie Louise, died February 22, 2012. GOSSETT, Delmer Lee, 92, died February 22, 2012. GREEN Garrick, died February 25, 2012. GRIFFIN, Daniel Edward, 59, died February 25, 2012. ISRAEL, Steven J., 61, died February 27, 2012. JENKINS, Charles E., died February 25, 2012. JOHNSON Percy, died February 24, 2012. JONES Richard, died February 24, 2012. JONES Robert, died February 24, 2012. LAHEY, Charlene Elizabeth Char,Ž 56, died February 21, 2012. LAMB Danny G., 61, died February 24, 2012. LEVESQUE Shirley, died February 25, 2012. LINK, Donald Leo, 68, died February 22, 2012. MANGRAM, George James, died February 25, 2012. McLENDON, Dwayne Allen, 50, died February 22, 2012. MELLINGER John Bruce, 64, died February 25, 2012. PRICE Ann Margaret, died February 25, 2012. PUTMAN, James, died February 24, 2012. REYNOLDS Marjorie L, 85, died February 24, 2012. SAMMARRO, Joseph Anthony Joe, 84, died February 25, 2012. SHUPTRINE Michael, died February 23, 2012. SIPOS Annie, died February 25, 2012. STOREY Veronica, died February 22, 2012. ~*~GEORGIA DEATHS MARLER Virginia Ginger,Ž 74, died February 27, 2012. MURKERSON, Isabelle Dixon, 74, died February 25, 2012. OLIVER, Edna Kelley, 98, died February 26, 2012. WILLIAMS, Jerry Barnard, died February 25, 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 MARCH 3, 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 C. L. Page Mortuary offers full funeral and cremation services at an affordable price because we care. We are now offering Live Streaming of Funeral and Visitation Services.Ž3031 Moncrief Road Jacksonville, FL 32209Visit us atWWW.CLPAGEMORTUARY.COM Carla L. Page, LFDIC Come join Bishop Dr. Lorenzo Hall Sr.everyWednesday and Thursday from 12:00 Noon to 1:00 PM for Prayer Meeting and Bible Study at The Greater El-Beth-El Divine Holiness Church, located at 723 W. 4th Street, Jacksonville, FL 32209. Ask Us About OurALPHONSO WEST MORTUARY, INC.4409 Soutel Dr. Jacksonville, FL 32208 Tel: (904) 766-9671 Fax: (904) 766-2354 DIRECTORSDeborah West Alphonso West Jacqueline Y. 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Celebrating 70 Years Of Grace And ElegancePhotographs courtesy of Dexter Rhodes Bernice Lamar recently celebrated her 70 th birthday with 180 family and friends at the Joseph Lee Community Center. When I met the very youthful Ms. Lamar, I thought I was meeting one of her daughters! The party was held at the Joseph Lee Community Center, which was beautifully decorated by Dr. Sirretta Williams Guests feasted on barbecue ribs and chicken, turkey, ham, yellow rice, baked beans, corn, tossed salad, potato salad, and rolls. Before D. J. Michael Snow got the dancing started, Mistress of Ceremony and friend of 50 years, Shirley Dunson introduced Ms. Lamars siblings, Christine Talton Hilda James Edward Livingston and Santiago Livingston who presented highlights of her life in a Stroll Down Memory Lane.Ž Lamar is a graduate of Stanton Senior High School Class of 1959. She is the widow of Perthone Lamar, Sr. who she married in 1960; he passed away in 2010. In 1999, Ms. Lamar retired from Computer Operations at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida. For th e past 10 years, she has worked for First Student as a school bus driver. Ms. Lamar wishes to thank all who helped her have an evening of joy, fun, and laughter. She is especially appreciative of Offic ers Joseph Legard and Ernest Martin, who provided security for the affair. Bernice, TALK OF THE TOWN! wishes you a happy birthday and many, many more.Roslyn Burrough Hosts Black History EventTheres one thing I know about Roz Burrough, when she invites you to a party at her home theres sure to be good food, great am bience, and fabulous people. Roz invited family and friends to meet her dear friend, Phil W. Petrie, Sr. author and former editor, whose career as an editor reads like a Whos Who of publishing houses and magazines. Over the years, Phil worked for Holt Rhinehart and Winston, William Morrow (whe re he acquired the edited books by Mari Evans, Nikki Giovanni, Vincent Harding, and Orlando Patterson), Howard University Press, Essence, Black Enterprise and the Crisis Petrie has authored a book of adages entitled Tips and maxims for living a principled life … A guide for my children In a time when [our] sons are wearing their pants three inches below morality and daughters are wearing dresses two inches above morality,Ž P etries book uses family stories and sayings to emphasize life lessons which, he hopes will influence young people to aspire to simply be go od people in the world. We were enthralled as Gail CatoPratt read The Christmas StoryŽ, which is a heartwarming tale of the authors last Christmas with his parents. Later in the evening, we were treated to impromptu musical renderings by Davonte Vickers and three members of gospel group, Lawrence Flowers and Intercession Tina Wilson, Ashley Lady AshŽ Boston, and Irene Brown Wedding Bells RockPhotographs courtesy of Sam and Leah Hall Sam Hall and Leah Hudson were married on November 12, 2011 at the historic Gasparilla Inn, in Boca Grande on Gasparilla Island, a barrier island off the Lower Gulf Coast of Florida. The private ceremony was held at the Beach Club at sunset and was conducted by Judge Brian Davis. Immediate families stayed at the cottages of the Inn enjoying a week of golfing, croquet, and tours. The couple honeymooned for 2 weeks in t he beautiful Seychelles Islands located off the eastern coast of Africa. A reception was held at Sway Restaurant at Jacksonville Beach on December 3. Guests from around the country danced to live musi c and feasted on heavy hors doeuvres. The newlyweds asked their guests to make donations to the couples favorites charities in lieu of wedding gift s. Congratulations to Sam and Leah! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ YOU ARE INVITED to attend the James Weldon Johnson Branch, Association for the Study of African-American Life and Historys (ASALH) Community Forum: AfricanAmerican Women Speak Out! on March 31, 2012, 2 p.m. … 4 p.m at the Florida Times-Union Building 1 Riverside Avenue. For more information and to purchase tickets online, visit www.asalh-jaxfl.org or call Ok Sun Burks forum chairperson, at (904) 707-2106. PAGE A-4THE STARMARCH 3, 2012 Talk of the Town! Talk of the Town! By Frances Bradley Volume Burks, PhotographerE kaabo (eh-kah-bow). Welcome. The guest of honor, Bernice Lamar, arriving in style Aunts traveled from near and far to celebrate, L-R: Johnnie and Olivia Waters, Hendersonville, TN; Hazel Matthews, Tampa, FL; Maxine and Arthur Prater, Augusta, GA Honoree's sibiings with spouses, sitting, l-r: Evelyn Livingston, sister-in-law; Christine Talton, sister, Valley Stream, NY; Angela McCloud, sister; guest of honor; Hilda James, sister; Shirley Livingston, sister-in-law. Standing, l-r: Edward Livingston, brother; Jesse McDonald, brother-inlaw; Mitchell Livingston, brother; Ron James, brother-in-law; Santiago Livingston, brother Honoree, seated, surrounded by her children, l-r: George and Sharonda Oliver, Crystal Cooper, Perthone Lamar, Alfreda Lamar, and Raymond Jones, Gilbert, AZ Mistress of Ceremony and life long friend Shirley Dunson (left) with the honoree, Bernice Lamar Sandra Blackman with Bernice Lamar, guest of honor Roslyn "Auntie Roz" Burrough introducing author, Phil Petrie Phil W. Petrie Sr. speaking to the audience at the book signing Gail Cato-Pratt reading "The Christmas Story", a selection from book by Phil Petrie (background) Roz reading a selection from book by Phil Petrie Elaine Kitchings with son Earl Kitchings, Jr.

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The 54th Grammy Awards went down into the record books with the triumph of victors who took home the big prize and the dark shadow that loomed over the entire evening as a result of superstar singer/actress Whitney Houston being found dead in the bath tub of her 4th floor room at the Beverly Hilton Hotel the night before. British pop sensation, singer/songwriter Adele led the pack winning six Grammys including album (21Ž), record and song of the year. She answered any questions about her recovery from throat surgery last October when she effortlessly sang her hit Rolling InThe DeepŽ in what was her first public performance since the operation. The boss, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band opened the CBS broadcast performing his new single, We Take Care Of Our Own.Ž After which, host LL Cool J came on and started by reading a prayer for Whitney Houston. The audience reverently fell silent with many bowed heads. The Foo Fighters pulled in second behind Adele with five Grammy wins followed by Kanye West with three wins. West and Jay-Z won Best Rap PerformanceŽ for OtisŽ off their Watch The ThroneŽ album but were no shows due to their opinion that too many major rap artists continue to be overlooked. There was also speculation that West may have felt snubbed for not making it to the Album of The YearŽ category. To add more controversy to the mix, the Academy ruthlessly cut 31 categories this year that were mostly dominated by Latinos, Native Americans, Blacks and other people of color. Superstar Carlos Santana, the Rt. Rev. Jessie Jackson and others have joined in to protest. The night included tributes to Glen Cambell who masterfully performed his signature Rhinestone CowboyŽ and will do his final tour this year due to his battle with Alzheimers disease and the reunion of The Beach Boys whos geriatric performance was totally lackluster. Had it not been for Foster The People and Maroon 5 basically carrying them, a couple of the Boys may have fallen asleep. Being in their 70s, I know it was way past their bed time. Their reunion tour may be better fit hitting a string of senior citezens homes and events rather than major venues. They clearly dont have it anymore. Other tributes included one to the late, great Etta James by Bonnie Raitt and Alicia Keys. Nicki Minaj did her satanic act which upset and shocked only the folks foolish enough to not expect nothing less from her to grab attention. Chris Brown bounced back from last years man handling of Rihanna with Best R&B Album for F.A.M.E. and Bon Iver walked away with Best New Artist which lit up the tweet board with people asking who is this guy? Tony Bennett and Carrie Underwood provide d class and jazz smoothness with their duet of It Had To Be You,Ž and Sir Paul McCartney performed twice with his first tune ValentineŽ being done with a full orchestra. Go to Grammys.com for a complete recap and list of all the winners. ENTERTAINMENT The 54th Gammy Awards! By Rych McCain, feedbackrych@sbcglobal.net Photos Courtesy of CBS/Grammys There is a certain assurance about being in the presence of a person who is not only full of life from a positive side but radiates the go getting confidence to make it happen! Roshon Fegan, professionally known as Roshon,Ž is a young man on a mission with a pretty solid idea of how to accomplish it. The Los Angeles native grew up in a showbiz family carefully observing his dad Roy who is a professional actor with major TV and movie credits as well as directing and producing. So it is no small wonder where Roshons wise guidance originates and why he is on target with his goals. However, Roshon was not one to rest on the family name alone. Like all great professional children in the biz, he put in his share of training with acting lessons and performance arts school. Roshon broke into the biz with a small role on the blockbuster Spiderman 2Ž at age 12. TV roles and commercials followed. The break through movie that put his name on the map was the Disney smash hit film Camp RockŽ where he played Sander Loyer and performed songs on the soundtrack. His popularity continues to soar through the roof as Ty Blue on the Disney mega-hit Shake It Up.Ž Roshon currently has a hit single released on iTunes titled Got Me Like,Ž on his own 3 ina Ro EntertainmentŽ label (pronounced three-ina-row) which he and dad runs. He has a show on YouTube called The Ro and Co ShowŽ with his fellow actor friend Cody Linley. Roshons website is loaded with the 411 on everything he is into and you can check it out at www.yaboyro.com Being the fodder of the teenybop gossip and fan magazine, how does Roshon handle the intrusions on his privacy? He laughs with his upbeat demeanor and explains, ŽIt is kind of crazy. I dont know. People want to know what Im about so thats just what happens I guess.Ž Roshan has a new three song EP dropping in March that he is super excited about and he runs it down. Thats going to be hot man! Thats something Im really looking forward to. Its called I Am Ro, I Am Roshon. Its three tracks that I fully produced and wrote myself. And its three tracks that are really important to me because Ive made a lot of songs in my life, Ive dropped a lot of stuff on the internet but it didnt really represent me as who I am as a person and an artist as well as these three songs do. So its really just my introduction to the world with my music. So thats why its real important.Ž Being that he is equally creative with the music and the acting, does one have more pull than the other in terms of what gets first priority? This one makes him pause to ponder but only for a half a second. Aw man, Im just getting the hang of it now but Ive been doing it all of my life. It is crazy. As an actor, Im on the set Monday through Friday grinding it out but right after Im off set, Im in the studio working on the music. So on the acting tip, since I have a steady job, its really no way to try to put that on hold, I have to split time. And by splitting time, that means it really is 50-50. Im acting 24/7 and Im doing music 24/7 and just splitting the days in half to make it work.Ž Roshon,Making His Dreams Into Reality!By Rych McCain, feedbackrych@sbcglobal.net and Facebook It's Official City Kidz Viva Vanilla Ice Cream To Be Sold @ Sam's Club StoresIt's now official, City Kidz Award Winning "Viva Vanilla" ice cream will be sold in all three Sam's Clubs in Jacksonville, Florida. Jacksonville's home grown Viva Vanilla ice cream launch date is scheduled for Tuesday, May 1, 2012. Our award winning Viva Vanilla will be on the shelves at your local Sam's Club stores Tuesday, May 1, 2012. We will schedule a ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday, May 1, 2012 at all three Sam's Club stores and City Kidz will be inviting the entire City of Jacksonville during that time. Please join us in this historical moment. History is being made right here in Jacksonville, Florida and throughout America. This is the first time in our country's history that a group of high school students has produced a product for human consumption to be sold on a national level. City Kidz Award Winning Viva Vanilla will also be sold in the Northeast region; Philadelphia, PA at ShopRite Supermarkets and WAWA Convenience stores. Our cool creators (Jacksonville City Kidz Students) has pioneered their way into American History by creating Jacksonville's home grown Viva Vanilla ice cream to be sold in supermarkets through our initiative, "From Classroom To Supermarket Shelves". This is a win win situation for us who truly love and is proud of our great City of Jacksonville. It's my prayer that all 800,000 plus residents of our city make sure they are first to purchase their home grown Viva Vanilla ice cream, formulated by Teens and supervised by experts. We will keep you informed of the details as we get closer to the launch date. Roshon Photo courtesy of www.yaboyro.com. Jennifer Hudson LL Cool J & Diana Ross Bruno Mars City Kidz Viva Vanilla Kosher Premium Ice Cream (Pastor Bush unveils City Kidz Viva Vanilla package design during Dr. Arun Kilara's visit to Jacksonville and make a comparison to national brands ice cream packaging.) RC I G C/ 8 THE STAR MARCH 3, 2012

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MARCH 3, 2012 THESTAR PAGEA-7 Nassau, Bahamas More than 15 thousand Bahamians turn out February 25th, 2012 to be a part of the official opening of the new Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium, a gift to The Bahamas from the Government of the People's Republic of China. In an open to the public free event, the huge audience was feted with an exciting cultural show put on by a cast of more than 1,200 artists and performers. At the end it was capped with a grand display of fireworks. Remarks were presented by the Minister of Youth Sports and Culture, the Hon Charles Maynard and the Prime Minister of The Bahamas, Huber A. Ingraham. The Royal Bahamas Police Force Band performed, athletes tried out the track, and a Junkanoo Rush took place. (Photos by Derek Smith and Patrick Hanna, Bahamas Information Services) Long Awaited National Stadium Officially Opens In The Bahamas Politician Urges Workers to Practice Safe SexJAMAICA: Minister of Labour and Social Security, Hon. Derrick Kellier, is urging employees to take charge of their sex lives by using a condom, getting an HIV test, and reducing the number of sex partners, to prevent HIV/AIDS. He said that HIV/AIDS has been described by the International Labour Organisation (ILO) as a major threat to the world of work, affecting the most productive segments of the labour force. Minister Kellier was addressing an HIV Awareness in the Workplace awards ceremony. Recently, the Ministry of Health revealed the worrying news that younger females within the age group 10 to 29 years are contracting HIV/AIDS, with the 15-19 group accounting for the major increase. Concurrently, adult males in the 30-79 age group account for a larger percentage of those contracting the disease,Ž he said. For those who are HIV negative, a regular test is the only way to be continuously certain of ones status,Ž he informed. He added that for persons infected with the virus, early diagnosis can help to increase their chance of a longer life, by accessing adequate treatment. He also warned that having multiple sex partners, without using a condom, increases the risk of HIV/AIDS and other Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs). He urged employees to reject the present culture, which endorses multiple sex partners. If as a nation we are to improve the quality of life for all, then as a nation we need to reduce the high level of risks that result in life threatening illnesses, such as HIV/AIDS,Ž he emphasised. Haitian Prime Minister Delivers To 400 Homes In Post Quake Haiti By ARTHIANIXON Caribbean News Editor HAITI:The two-year topsy turvy lifestyle of at least 50 post-earthquake families has come to an end now that they have been given decent housing. Last week, President Michel Martelly gave 50 keys to the first of 400 recipients of a new housing project. These 400 houses that I inaugurate today, meet our vision to establish a State that serves the people" said the President. "I not only feel satisfied but I'm also proud because this project is the first I had started after having assumed my duties as President...400 families who were living in temporary shelters, under any conditions will now be able to live in good conditions.Ž We will ask them to pay rent that is true, but we will also subsidize them, because we know they do not have the means to pay immediately the full amount they should pay,Ž he noted. We will allow them to live in a secure and decent space, with the opportunity tomorrow to own their homeŽ. What is most important in the space that we created, it is not only the houses, there are playground, there are schools in the area and most important are the jobs that we will create in this area,Ž the President went on to say. I already talked about this with the IDB representative and we will work to put an industrial park in the zone so that the people can find work. There will also be a health center, pharmacy.Ž Each house is worth about $11.000 dollars and plans for 750 in the north are underway. Prime Minister and Minister of Finance The Rt. Hon. Hubert Alexander Ingraham official open The Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium, on Saturday February 25, 2012. Left to right Minister of Youth Sports and Culture Hon Charles Maynard, Prime Minister and Minister of Finance The Rt. Hon. Hubert Alexander Ingraham and Ambassador of the People's Republic of China to The Bahamas, His Excellency Hu Shan.

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Sandy Neal, Freelance Writer/Photographer for The Florida StarYandy Smith of the hit Television Reality show Love and Hip HopŽ was at PURE nightclub Saturday night hosting the 1st Annual M ardi Gras Party and demanded that DJ P.L.O play her favorite song as she entered the club, Im a BossŽ by Rick Ross and the crowd went crazy. She is the President of Monami Entertainment and ex-manager of Rapper Jim Jones. Smith pitched the idea to VH-1 for a show abou t Jim Jones called Keeping up with the JonesesŽ, the pilot was shot, but then Stack Bundles was murdered and Max B was arrested. With the help of the Founder of M onami Entertainment, Mona Scott-Young who was pitching another idea to VH-1 about the women behind the men of hip-hop they joined forces therefore giving birth to th e show Love and Hip HopŽ. She is one of six cast members including; Chrissy Lampkin (Jim Jones girlfriend), Mama Jones (Jim Joneses mother), Olivia Longott (the Ex-First Lady of GUnit), Emily Bustamante (Rapper Fabolous girlfriend and mother of his son), Somaya BossŽ Reese (Aspiring Artist), and Kimberly KimbellaŽ Vanderhee ( Centerfold Model and mother to Juelz Santana two kids). Sandy Neal, Freelance Writer/Photographer for The Florida Star Photos courstesy of Jordan of NuEra PhotographyPURE Nightclub celebrated Black History month with the King of R&B, SingerSongwriter and record producer, R. Kelly. The crowd was first warmed up by DJ P.L.O., DJ Skillz and Ivory Orr, the club promoter, that kept the crowd sweating until his official DJ, DJ Phantom stepped in the DJ booth and announced his longtime friend, but not before teasing the crowd with some of R. Kellys greatest hits. He sang many of his hits such as Bump-n-Grind, Im a Flirt, You Remind Me of Something and many others. Kelly packed the club with many anxious women wanting to get a touch of him and pictures and many got their wish, he posed for pictures, hugged, and greeted many of the partygoers. He had many of his female fans on the stage with him as he performed, he also sang some of them in acapella as the crowd sang along. PURE will be hosting R&B Singer Tank on March 24, 2012.MARCH 3, 2012 THESTAR LOCAL FLORIDA SECTION B PURE:Featuring R. Kelly Djamanthe Calonge "The Little Coochie Snorcher that Could" Sara Colosima, "The Angry Vagina" Rose Morriseau, "What If I Told You I Don't have a Vagina" The Vagina Monologues Sandy Neal, Freelance Writer/Photographer for The Florida StarUNF celebrated V-Day by sponsoring a benefit performance of The Vagina MonologuesŽ and other events to raise awareness and education to end violence against women. It is a collaboration of faculty, staff, community and students along with the UNF Womens Center. The show is about women, how they view their bodies and sexuality. It teaches women and young girls not to be ashamed and that their bodies are not dirty and yes, they use the word VaginaŽ quite often in the play, reason being for the public to become more comfortable with it and start discussing the issues surrounding it (the vagina). Men are invited and are vital to the success of ending violence against women. UNF Womens Center and V-Day are developing programs for men, but the cast is all women because it is all about the womens experience, but they are encouraged and welcome to come and experience the show. UNF Womens Center is also sponsoring The 24th Annual Womens History Month Luncheon and Susan B. Anthony Award Presentation on March 7, 2012 at 12 noon in the Student Union Room 3703 A-C. YANDY SMITH at PURE Hosting 1st Annual Mardi Gras Party Ivory Orr C.E.O of Crown Capital and Point Blank Entertainment and Yandy DJ P.L.O and Yandy Yandy and Errol Mizell, the Mizell Group Booking Agency. Ana Ballantine, "The Flood"

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Jazz Jam PresentsSIMONE: Saturday, March 03, 2012, at the Ritz Theatre and Museum, 829 N. Davis Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. For more information call 904.632.55555. JAXKIDS DAY the ultimate celebration for Jacksonvilles children and families -on March 3, from 9 a.m. 2 p.m., at the Main Library, 303 N. Laura St. … 32202. To learn more, visit the Jacksonville Children's Commission online at www.JaxKids.net or call (904) 630-6405. MAYOR'S WALK FOR SENIOR WELLNESS: Saturda,y March 03, 2012, at the Metropolitan Park, 4110 Gator Bowl Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Contact 904.630.0837 for more information. The 4th Annual Tunis G. Campbell Birthday Festival: Saturday, March 3, 2012 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. *Septima Clark Parade for Education of Our Youth ( Parade Route : From Perry Park to Altama Ave. & G Streets),Brunswick, GA The schedule of events and activities are open to the public. For more information call 912-342-7590l. The Jacksonville Branch NAACP will meet -Thursday, March 8, 2012, 7:00 p.m., 1725 Oakhurst Avenue, Jacksonville, Florida 32208. We are located across the street from the Edgewood Branch Library, inside the Legacy Building. We meet every 2nd Thursday of each month. Amateur Night Auditions at theRitz Theatre and Museum on Thursday, March 08, 2012, at 829 N. Davis Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Contact 904.632.55555 for more information. FAMILIES OF SLAIN CHILDREN,INC: Blood Drive/ Food And Clothing Drive on Saturday, March 10, 2012 from 12:30pm-4:30pm at 3108 N. Myrtle Ave. Call (904)683-4986 for additional information. Community ActivitiesPAGE B 2THE STAR MARCH 3, 2012 WANTWANT BETTER BRAIN HEALTH? TAKE A TRIP! While youre having a great time taking photos of the Swiss Alps or the Colorado Rockies, you may not realize it but your travel experience is benefiting your mind. Scientific research agrees that lifelong learning, which includes discovering firsthand new places, people and cultures, is one of the primary factors that lead to better brain health. Preparing to learn and travel More seniors than ever before are planning road trips, cruises, railroad excursions, tours, hiking and biking expeditions to near and far locations. But some of these same travelers are not only choosing resorts, inns, air fare, itineraries and cruises; they are also sharpening their brain by studying the history and culture of the areas and learning the languages. Before they depart, they are taking non-credit academic courses to add to their travel experience. Other travelers take time to read books by the countrys beloved authors, and learn about the local cuisine, music and art. All of these things help you stay active but they also keep the brain constantly engaged. Scientific research has found that a challenged, stimulated brain may be the key to a long healthy life. Learn a language Before you depart from home learn a new language or at least a few phrases. One of the most important things you can do to stimulate better brain health is to learn new language skills. You may not have time to immerse yourself in a language, but the more time you spend learning the faster you will learn. There are numerous ways to learn French, German and other languages. Join a class or listen to audio tapes or ask someone who speaks the language to teach you. Planning tips Other planning steps include making two copies of your passport. Take one copy with you and put in a separate location from the actual passport. Leave the second copy at home. Make a copy of your health insurance card from your home health plan and keep the copy in a location separate than your card. Take a mix of money such as one credit card, possibly a debit card, and cash including several $1 dollar bills. Dont keep all of your money in your wallet. Instead, divide it so you have it in more than one location in case your wallet is lost or stolen. Its a good idea to have a health check-up before you leave home. If youre traveling to a tropical or sub-tropical area, check health advisories for your destination. Talk to your physician about protection or immunization from diseases that might be prevalent in your location like malaria. When you get to your destination Always wear a seat belt in a taxi or auto. Avoid taking cabs after dark in developing countries or to areas far from your hotel. Dont travel anywhere at night by foot or driving if you feel the area has questionable safety concerns. In some beach communities the main boardwalk or city center may safer for taking a stroll than a block or two off the primary tourist area. Keep in mind if you are in a crowd waiting in line at a restaurant or buying tickets to a popular attraction you may also be sharing the crowded space with pickpockets. Consider wearing a money belt inside your skirt or slacks so that that it cant be seen from the outside. As a senior you can see the world without spending a fortune. But no matter where you go you need to prepare for a healthy vacation. Plan to be a healthy, safe and savvy traveler and youll have the time of your life. Mark Underwood is a neuroscience researcher, president and co-founder of Quincy Bioscience, a biotech company located in Madison, Wisconsin focused on the discovery and development of medicines to treat age related memory loss and the diseases of aging. Mark has been taped as an expert in the field of neuroscience for The Wall Street Journal Morning Radio, CBS and CNN Radio among others. Mark is also a contributor to the Brain Health GuideŽ which highlights the research at Quincy Bioscience and offers practical tips to help keep health brain function in aging.Visit www.TheGoodNewsAboutAging.com for more articles and tips for healthy aging. ULYSSES W. WATKINS JR., MD HEALTH NOTES DERMATITIS, HERPETIFORMIS GENERAL INFORMATION DEFINITION: A chronic skin inflammation characterized by clusters of small itching blisters. The disorder is hereditary but not contagious or cancerous. BODY PARTS INVOLVED: Skin of the elbows, knees, shoulders, arms, legs and over the bottom of the spine (sacrum). SEX OR AGE MOST AFFECTED: Adolescents and adults. SIGNS & SYMPTOMS: Lesions with the following characteristics: *Lesions are small clusters of 5 to 20 blisters. Blisters usually measure 2mm to 6mm in diameter. *Clusters appear on both sides of the body in the same places. *Lesions itch, but they are not usually painful if there are no complica tions. May feel a burning or stinging sensation. CAUSES: Unknown, but may be a disorder of the autoimmune system. RISK INCREASES WITH Exposure to heat and humidity. *Gluten sensitivvy (protein found in wheat and other foods that can not be digested by some persons because of genetic disease). *Family history of dermatitis herpetiformsis. HOW TO PREVENT: Cannot be prevented at present. To prevent a recurrence of symptoms, continue to take medication as directed and prevent injury to normal skin. WHAT TO EXPECT DIAGNOSTIC MEASURES Your own observation of symptoms. *Medical history and physical exam by a doctor. *Biopsy. APPROPRIATE HEALTH CARE Self-care after diagnosis. *Doctors treatment with medication. POSSIBLE COMPLICATIONS: People with dermatitis herpetiformis also may have disease of the small bowell (without symptoms), which pathologically resembles that of patients who are intolerant of gluten. The only way to diagnose this is with biopsy. PROBABLE OUTCOME: This is a chronicdisease. Treatment can control symptoms„including itching„but it will not cure the disease. HOW TO TREAT GENERAL MEASURES: Soak in cool water or use cool-water compresses to reduce itching. MEDICATION For itching, you may use non-prescription drugs such as: Low-dose steroid lotion, ointment and cream. These reduce inflammation and itching in 24 to 48 hours. Topical anesthetics and topical antihistaninrs. These provide quick, short-term relief. Many cause skin sensitivity, but lidocaine and pramoxine usually do not. Lotions containing phenol, menthol and camphor *such as calamine lotion). These are soothing, but use with care. Large amounts may be absorbed through the skin into the bloodstream; they can be toxic. *To control blistering, your doctor may prescribe two oral medications, dapsone or sulfapyridine. If either one is needed, it will be required indefinitely. ACTIVITY: No restrictions, except avoid overheating and moisture. DIET: Restricting gluten in your diet will reduce the amount of medicine you will need. For a gluten-free diet, check with your doctor. CALL YOUR DOCTOR IF Your have symptoms of dermatitis herpetiformis. *New, unexplained symptoms develop. Drigs used in treatment may produce side effects.k Health Notes Announcements, meetings, happenings, and community events scheduled in Jacksonville and the surrounding area embering ThosTips For Working From Home (StatePoint) Thanks to modern technology, more Americans are able to work from home than ever before. According to the latest American Time Use Survey, 24 percent of employed persons do some or all of their work at home. If youre joining their ranks -whether full-time or part-time -there are several things you should know about working efficiently and effectively from home. Make it Comfortable Whether you plow through a full days work in one sitting, or take breaks throughout the day to attend to household business, youre going to be spending large chunks of time in your home office so youll want it to be as comfortable as possible. From furniture to computer related hardware, opt for ergonomic products that prevent stress-related injury. Ensure your space gets plenty of light, ideally natural. And because its entirely yours, dont forget to decorate! However, if you plan to receive clients or business associates, keep it professional. Make it Functional To prevent distraction, a room with a door that closes is ideal. If thats not possible, set your home workspace as far apart from the bustle of other household activities as possible. Steer clear of televisions, chatty household members and the siren call of the refrigerator. Your space may be limited, but you can create storage space out of thin air. Shelves that mount to the wall will free up the floor, and keyboards that open up to create a supply storage space, will eliminate clutter on your desk. Stay Organized If youre a one-man or one-woman band, youll especially want to invest in new technologies that will help you stay organized. If youre constantly monitoring your email -and who isnt these days? consider a telephone that connects to a PC, allowing you to consolidate your communications in one place. For example, the Contact Sync feature from Panasonics KX-TG9470 phone series allows for incoming calls to trigger a popup contact in Microsoft Outlook, making caller information and notes from previous calls readily available at a users fingertips. Users can also make outgoing calls directly from their computer through their Outlook address book. More information can be found at http://shop.panasonic.com Consider backing up your files digitally for easy searching. Electronic filing systems can be safe and secure, and will survive unforeseen catastrophes. Even if youre only in your home office one day a week, the way you set up your space matters. To do good work, you need your workspace and equipment towork for you

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THESTAR LOCAL GEORGIA SECTION B Brunswicks American LegionYou may see them at local parades or you may know one of them personally as a relative, church member or civic minded citizen. Whoever, your American Legion member is, he is a part of a proud organization whose mission it is to provide citizens, employees, visitors, and business comm unity quality public services through innovative public, private, intergovernmental partnerships and programs; therebey offering expanded economic opportunities and saf e affordable family neighborhoods. Contributing photographer Ed Council shared his archives of photos of the American Legion at various events in Brunswick, Georg ia where the group is continuing it rich tradition of producing an elite group of key community keepers. MARCH 03, 2012 Eleven Men Arrested In Spalding County For Street Gang Terrorism and Drugs Two minors and nine men were arrested in Spalding County a week ago for various charges including gang street terrorism. The arrests were made after local sheriffs deputies located the bullet riddled vehicles that were used in a shootout and discovered drugs and weapons in them. On February 20, police responded to the Amberwood subdivision following reports of gunshots in the area. Upon arrival, witnesses described the vehicles involved in the shooting. All of the suspects were charged with street gang terrorism and aggravated assault. Arrested were 17 year-olds Khari Miller, Decorius Williams, and Jotavious. Darryl Smith, 21; and Robert Harps, 20, of the Southside Gang were also arrested. The remaining suspects, Deontvious Dewberry, 18; Tobias Keyundra Parker, 17; Shonderrick Jamall Williams, 23; Anthony Lamar Parks 19; and the two juveniles were charged with aggravated assault, street gang terrorism, marijuana possession, and marijuana possession with intent to distribute. American Legion Frow left to right Rhoney, Simms, Palmer, Hutchinson, Howard 2nd Rw Colsby, Williams, McCawley, Council

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MARCH 3, 2012 THESTAR Jacksonville Giants Stomp Chicago Fury In 154-109 Victory NFL Season Opener Changes To Accomodate President ObamaPAGEB-4 St Jermaine Bell led the Jacsonville Giants to a sweet victory last week when they took on the Chicago Fury. The Giants delivered a mighty blow to the Fury by taking the game 154to 109. Bell was the star of the night, recording his 3rd triple double of the season. Additionally, hes averaging a triple doubles this season, and he has also recorded double figures in at least 2 categories every game played so far. Our Sandy Neal was on hand to capture these images. For the first time on more than 60 years, the NFL will open its regular season on a Wednesday night, it has been officially announced. The NFL will be opening on September 5 to avoid a conflicting with President Barack Obama. The President is set to give a speech which on Thursday at the Democratic National Convention. Super Bowl champs, the New York Giants will be hosting the Wednesday opening game. Since 2002, the NFL regular season has started on Thursday. As for the last time an season opening game was played on a Wednesday, that was back on Septemeber 22,1948 when the Rams took on the Lions. Sharks Activate Terrance Smith The ArenaBowl XXIV Champion Jacksonville Sharks announced Sunday that WR/DB Terrance Smith has been activated from the Arena Football League's "refused to report" list. The 25-year-old Smith (62, 195) is set to begin his second season with the Sharks and in the AFL. He played in 16 games during the 2011 regular season, finishing tied for second on the team with six interceptions. Smith proved to be dangerous with the ball in his hands, returning two of those interceptions for touchdowns. The only Shark to record multiple pick-sixesŽ in 2011, Smith returned a fumble for a touchdown as well. Smith finished the year with 65.5 total tackles and 51 solo tackles, ranking third on the team in both categories. He added 16.5 tackles and tied for the team lead with seven pass breakups in the Sharks three playoff games. Before coming to Jacksonville, Smith played wide receiver at South Carolina State, where he caught 40 passes for 542 yards and four touchdowns as a senior in 2009. He also spent time with the Green Bay Packers prior to the 2010 NFL season. Smith is a native of Aiken, SC. In another Sunday transaction, the team announced that FB Rustin Phillips has been placed on the physically unable to perform list. The JU track & field team switches gears to the outdoor campaign Friday when it starts the season with the UNF Spring Break Open at Hodges Stadium in Jacksonville, Fla. The Dolphins are back in action for the first time in two weeks since winning their seventh consecutive A-Sun Indoor Track & Field Championship on Feb. 18. Hodges Stadium will also be the site of the A-Sun Outdoor Track & Field Championships in April. JU has won the last six conference outdoor titles, including the last three at Hodges Stadium. We look forward to getting the season started, especially in the outdoor specific events like the hammer, discus, 400 hurdles and 4 x 100 relay,Ž JU head coach Ron Grigg said. Many other athletes will be competing in secondary events, as we start our progression toward the A-Sun Championships in late April.Ž Track And Field Opens Outdoor Season At UNF Tiger Woods In Florida For Honda Classic By ARTHIANIXON Florida/Geogria Star Tiger Woods was in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida last weekend for the Honda Classic. Always the professional, Woods was a little concerned about his play on opening day. I hit a lot of pure putts today [Thursday]Ž, he said during a press conference.  They rolled over a lot of edges. They just didn't quite go in. But wasn't disappointed with my lines. A couple bad reads out there. The grain kind of snagged it harder or less than I expected, but overall I hit the ball very good with my putts.Ž He noted that the green was a little bit of a challenge.  They are hard to hit the putts hard enough for me. I find that they look faster than they are putting,Žhe said. I had to get committed to hitting the putts harder and getting past the hole, and when I start doing that, I will make the putts. But consequently, I also 3-putted one, too. I whipped it by there.Ž Woods added that he didn't get a whole lot out of his round but hoped Friday would be better. All in all, he was humbled by the reception he received. It was incredibleŽ he said on Thursday. It's just pretty neat to be able to play in front of people like this. This is my new hometown. I live here. For everyone to come out and support this event, obviously with the charities involves, the Nicklaus family, it's a fantastic event.Ž

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So many are saying that the loved Witney Houston had more than a friendship with Ray J. That has not been proven or admitted. But one thing, Ray Js book is no out DEATH OF THE CHEATING MAN: (Simon & Schuster/Atria/Strebor Books). Ray J serving as a fascinating case study--reveals the hidden truth about unfaithful men and exposes why he believes deceitfulness is the primary case of the demise of the American family. As Billieon outlines, step-by-step, what women need to know about how and why men manipulae their emotions, coauthor Ray J applies Billieons tenets to transform his own life from that of a reckless and indifferent playboy to a man capable of a committed and loving relationship. In a forthright, no-holds-bar style that is reiniscent of Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man, Billieron examines male cheating from a global perspective and reveals why powerful men such as John F. Kennedy, Tiger Woods and Arnold Schwarzenegger achieve incredible milestones in extraordinary ways but cant manage to avoid the temptations of cheating. He also teaches women: *how to stop enabling men to cheat; *how to create the New Monogamy; *how to recognize the signs that a man is cheating; *the difference between being faithful and being committed; *the danger of choosing pockets over pedigree; *how to know when its time to pull a Yoko Ono. At the heart of DEATH OF A CHEATING MAN is the chapter entitled The Six Virtues of a New Man, which Billieon notes is a list of the fundamentals every man needs to reinvent himself from a cheater to a reformed man. Billieon also points out that men should not look at their decisions or their outcomes as right or wrong. See them as consequences you can or cannot live with and base the outcome on how it affects you and others, he says. MARCH 3, 2012 THE STAR PAGE B-5 Fgcvj"qh"vjg"Ejgcvkpi"Ocp< What Every Woman Must Know About Men Who Strayby Maxwell Billieon and Ray J TGCN"NKHG"UVQTKGU WHAT HAPPENS when a beneficiary on a life insurance policy dies before the named insured dies? To understand this question, one must first understand that there are three people on every life insurance policy; some of these three people may be the same person. 1) The owner of the policy is the one who purchases the policy and is responsible for making premium payments and designating the beneficiary. 2) The beneficiary is the person who will receive payment upon the death of the insured, and maybe the same person as the owner. 3) The insured is the person whose death triggers the payment to the beneficiary. If the beneficiary dies before the insured and there is no alternate beneficiary, then the policy proceeds are paid into the estate of the insured. This is a situation where if the insured had a Will, the Will would determine how the policy proceeds are distributed. If there is no Will, then the Florida Probate Code would determine how the policy proceeds would be distributed. SITUATION: Mary, as owner, purchased a life insurance policy on the life of her sister, Debra, the insured. Because she was the owner, Mary also designated herself as the beneficiary of the policy. Mary made all premium payments on the policy for 10 years until it was paid up and no further premium payments were required. Then Mary died. Five years later her sister, Debra (the insured) died. The life insurance company spent about one year sending correspondence to Mary requesting that she file a claim to collect the policy proceeds. It was finally determined that Mary had died before Debra. It was then clear that an estate had to be opened for Debra so that policy proceeds could be paid into the estate and distributed in accordance with the Florida Probate Code. RESULT: Debras children were scattered around the Country with no clear addresses or contact information. However, there was no information that they were deceased. Therefore, when an estate was opened for Debra, the policy proceeds where paid into the estate. However, none of the beneficiaries of the estate (Debras children) could be located. Then, after one year, the money was paid by the probate Court into the unclaimed proceeds fund for the State of Florida. PREPLANNING CAN HELP; WE CAN HELP: Our caring and professional staff includes funeral directors, attorneys, counselors and insurance agents.

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PAGE B-8 THE STAR MARCH 3, 2012 DQWPEG"VX"/"VGNGXKUKQP"QWT"YC[" EQOECUV"447."FKIKVCN"3904 Did you know that Civil Rights demonstrations and black sit-ins that began on August 13, 1960, led to "Ax Handle Saturday", on August 27, 1960. On this day, a group of 200 middle aged and older white men (allegedly some were also members of the Ku Klux Klan) gathered in Hemming Park armed with baseball bats and ax handles. They attacked the protesters conducting sit-ins. The violence spread, and the white mob started attacking all African-Americans in sight. Rumors were rampant on both sides that the unrest was spreading around the county (in reality, the violence stayed in relatively the same location, and did not spill over into the mostly-white, upper-class Cedar Hills neighborhood, for example). A black street gang called the "Boomerangs" attempted to protect the demonstrators. Police, who had not intervened when the protesters were attacked, now became involved, arresting members of the Boomerangs and other black residents who attempted to stop the beatings.

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MARCH 3, 2012 THE STARPR 1 Mayor Alvin Brown has announced an initiative aimed at helping more area students receive financial assistance to go to college. Mayor Browns College Student Aid Workshops is a public-private partnership to assist aspiring college students in completing their Free Application for Federal Student Aid at no cost to the student or taxpayers. This will help students overcome the hurdles in college enrollment,Ž said Mayor Brown. The seven workshops will be facilitated by trained volunteers from the Indo-U.S. Chamber of Commerce of Northeast Florida. Financial aid directors from Edward Waters College, Florida State College at Jacksonville, Jacksonville University and the University of North Florida will not only train the volunteers, but also be on hand to answer questions. Volunteers from the Indo-U.S. Chamber will help students and parents fill out and complete the application, thus increasing the students chances at crucial financial aid. It is important for them to get into college and be able to get the necessary resources that they need,Ž said Mayor Alvin Brown. What better way than to partner with all of these colleges and universities?Ž The students will get an opportunity to essentially tap financial aid. That is one of the key determinants to see if they afford college,Ž said Dr. Pramod Jain, President of the Indo-U.S. Chamber. If we can help them get into college with financial aid, what better contribution to the community than that?Ž The first workshop will be held Saturday March 31st at Andrew Jackson High School from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. For a complete list of the workshops and more information, visit http://www.coj.net/fafsaworkshops. Mayor Browns College Student Aid Workshops AnnouncedLocal Chamber of Commerce Partners with City and Area Schools for FAFSA Guidance Omega Men! Tony Hill and friends stand in front of a statue of Dr. King at University of North Florida. This is the first statue of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., to be placed on a Florida college campus. The statue was created by artist Jasu Shilpi. Shilpi is the same artist who created the bronze Gandhi statute that is also located on the UNF campus, according to a news release from the school.

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MARCH 3, 2012PREP RAP PR 2 How To Make A Great First ImpressionPHOTO SOURCE: (c) Getty Images Jose Luis Pelaez, Inc. (StatePoint) First impressions can last a long time, if not forever! So whether youre interviewing for a big job, having lunch with soonto-be in-laws or simply meeting people at a party, the initial get-together can be crucial. Theres no need to stress about first impressions. Relax and just be yourself,Ž says Michelle Tillis Lederman, author of the new book, The 11 Laws of Likability,Ž and founder and CEO of Executive Essentials. The first dialogue with an important new contact can be as easy, enjoyable and fulfilling as a conversation with old friends.Ž To help people stop stressing over potential social pitfalls, Lederman offers several key tips for social situations. Be Curious Break the ice in any social situation by asking open-ended questions. Most people love to talk about themselves, so dont hesitate to rely on the tried and true, What do you do?Ž Hobbies, interests, and goals are terrific topics that engage people. Be sure to pay attention so you can ask follow-up questions that show youve been listening. Probe with curiosity, but dont interrogate. If you hit a brick wall, dont panic. Simply change the conversation. Your goal is to uncover what you might have in common and what value you might bring to that person,Ž stresses Lederman, who is also a faculty member of the American Management Association. Be Likable The best interactions we have are with the people we genuinely care for, and people like to do business and build relationships with people they like. To be liked, figure out what makes you uniquely likable and put forth a sincere positive energy when meeting someone for the first time. Likewise, discover what you like about the person with whom youre talking. They wont always be apparent, but in the face of differences, find commonalities. Focus on parallel life experiences and shared feelings. Happier, more comfortable relationships will be your result. Be Yourself Theres no need to fake it,Ž says Lederman. The real you is the best you, and its the most powerful tool for forming real connections.Ž There is no rightŽ way to interact with new people. Everyone has his or her own style. So show your authentic self and people should respond in kind, laying the bedrock for mutual understanding. Dont plaster on a fake smile. Even when talking to someone unpleasant, you usually can find something you admire about the person. Concentrate on positives and your conversation will transform for the better. More tips on making a winning first impression can be found in the book The 11 Laws of Likability,Ž published by AMACOM Books, or online at www.michelletillislederman.com. Meeting new people is not always easy but with a positive attitude and a genuine smile you can make those first seconds count in your favor. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Are You Ready For March Madness?(SPM Wire) Catch the excitement of March Madness, even if youre a basketball novice. There are many ways to predict NCAA Tournament brackets without needing to know the difference between a layup and a dribble. Pick by Mascot: Sure, this is the clichd way to pick winners. But when else can you choose between an Orangeman and Blue Devil? Pick by Personal Connection: Second cousin went to Purdue? Go Boilermakers! Once drove through Madison? Wisconsins the pick. Pick Against Your Basketball Obsessed Friends: The NCAA Tournament is unpredictable. No matter how much people may know, one upset will derail their brackets faster than they can say Gonzaga.Ž Plus, with a surprise win, youll have bragging rights through next March.Spring Is On The Way(SPM Wire) No matter if their winter was blustery or mild, many Americans are eagerly looking forward to spring. The first official day of the season, however, has nothing to do with groundhogs. Set for March 20th this year, the Vernal Equinox is one of only two days in the year with nearly equal daylight and dark. Worldwide, cultures celebrate the astronomical occurrence of the sun crossing the celestial equator. In the Northern Hemisphere, festivities take place to mark rebirth and coming warmer days. Easter, Nowruz (the Persian New Year) and Higan (a Japanese Buddhist tradition) are just a few examples of spring celebrations. The start of spring is a great time to learn about cultural traditions, or simply to put your coat in storage.

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MARCH 3, 2012 THE STARPR 4 Black Male Teachers Becoming Extinct(CNN) … Take a moment and think of all the teachers you had between pre-K and twelfth grade. Now, how many of them were black men? For most people, this question wont take too long to answer. Thats because less than two percent of Americas teachers are black men, according to the Department of Education. That is less than 1 in 50 teachers. Terris King, 25, a kindergarten teacher at the Bishop John T. Walker School in Washington D.C., believes that for African-American children, having a strong role model in front of them can make a huge difference. I fit a void in their lives,Ž King says, A lot of them have never felt what it feels like to shake a mans hand, [have him] look them in the eye, and tell them right from wrong. They need those things. They need someone in their lives whos strong„they need an African American male in their lives thats positive.Ž This year, King has just over fifty African-American children from low-income households in his classes. I look out of my window, and I see gentlemen that are standing on the corner, and I look at my boys, and I can say to myself what Im going to teach in a day about whats right and whats wrong, might turn the path a little bit.Ž Its this kind of impact that Education Secretary Arne Duncan says he is trying to replicate in classrooms around the country. He launched the Teach campaign and is actively trying to recruit more African-American men to go into teaching straight out of college. I think all of our students benefit from having a black male in the classroom,Ž Duncan says, But particularly our young black males. I think what we havent talked about enough is that were competing with the gangs, were competing with the drug dealers on the corner, and when students fall through the cracks, when young people dont have that positive mentor, in a school setting, in the church or community, theres always a guy on the street corner that can say come my way.Ž But if you ask most African-American men why they dont teach, theyll tell you„-it just doesnt pay the bills. King says, Historically in our society there is an expectation that a man provides for their family. This is an added pressure, that warns against men becoming teachers because of the salary.Ž The newly launched RESPECT Project is one way the Department of Education is trying to do just that. By offering incentives to teachers and school districts that will increase starting salaries and provide more professional development and training among other things, Secretary Duncan hopes to eliminate barriers and concerns that may keep qualified candidates away. There are African American men all over the country with skills, and with passion, that can serve these boys in so many capacities that they dont even know,Ž King says. It makes a huge difference because [the students] are able to be comfortable with themselves, theyre able to see what theyll become one day, and if those images are positive, it raises their self identity to another level.Ž King hopes that by reaching his young black boys early, hell be able to help them build a strong educational foundation that will allow them to buck another troubling trend: the low number of African American males entering and graduating from college. A recent report from the Department of Education showed that males are now a distinct minority on campus…even at historically black colleges and universities. Its an honor for me to be here with them. I feel like Im a part of a revolution in a sense because we get to see the future leaders of tomorrow starting right here. I think at Bishop Walker School, we really believe in our boys and we really believe that they can be anything that they want to be.Ž

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Gang Members Arrested forCar Break-InsThree men were arrested on suspicion of breaking into dozens of cars. The three suspects were said to be in a gang known as the Felony LaneŽ gang. The gang used stolen ATMcards and forged checks at bank drive-throughs in the past and they are known to break into vehicles, especially at hotel and restaurant parking lots. According tot he reports, the three suspects drove a rented black Jeep Cherokee to use for the crime. They often have a female, typically a drug user or a prostitute, to rent vehicles using a stolen ID. An unmarked unit was being driven by a detective, who spotted the Jeep switching over lanes quickly without signaling and crossing over a gore area. This lead the detective to conduct a traffic stop on the vehicle. Two of the men had their drivers licenses, while the other didnt. The person who rented the vehicle was not with the three suspects. A search of the vehicle revealed dozens of credit cards, debit cards, and gift cards. Cell phones, GPS devices, and cameras were also found. Police say a punch tool and a screwdriver was used to break into the cars and they also found out the break-ins happened at a hotel within the hour of the arrest. As the three suspects were being interviewed, victims were calling 911 saying their cars had broken into. One of the victims gave them her phone number and when she dialed it, one of the stolen phones started to ring. Police arrested Kelvin Washington, 26; Kevin Patterson, 32; and Dwight Evans, 28. They have all been charged with 5 counts each of entering auto offenses, possession of tools used in the commission of crimes and financial transaction card fraud. According to the reports, they all have extensive criminal history with numerous entering auto and other offenses. They are also being held without bond. Police encourage people to not keep their valuables in their vehicles. Crime and Justice Crime and JusticeA Publication of the Florida Star and Georgia Star MARCH 03 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. U.S. Navy Employee and Police Officer Exchange Fists A U.S. Navy employee was arrested after accidentally getting into a fight with a police officer. An officer arrived at a club in response to a fight that broke out. There was a large crowd around a security officer, who had a man pinned on the ground. Police went to break up the crowd and one officer approached 25-year-old Brian Keith Bethea, who lunged and started punching another man. When an officer pulled Bethea away from the crowd, he pushed him away. The officers were in their uniforms and the officer identified himself. Bethea was also told to calm down and to step outside. When the officer tried to escort him, Bethea started swinging. Bethea and the officer exchanged blows and a fist fight ensued. He stopped throwing punches after realizing he was fighting a police officer, who was left with a bloody nose. He then told police that he didnt know he was fighting an officer and said he only started swinging after the officer threw the first punch. Bethea was arrested and charged with felony battery on a law enforcement officer. He was released on $5,003 bail. Kelvin Washington Kevin Patterson Dwight Evans Brian Bethea

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MARCH 03 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. Carjacking Carjacking is a crime of opportunity „ a criminal searching for the most vulnerable potential victim. Sometimes it is the first step in another crime. If It Happens to You € If the carjacker threatens you with a gun or other weapon, GIVE UP YOUR CAR! Dont argue. Your life is definitely worth more than a car! € Get away from the area as quickly as possible. € Try to remember what the carjacker looked like „ sex, race, age, hair and eye color, special features, clothes. € REPORT THE CRIME IMMEDIATELY TO THE POLICE BY CALLING 9-11. Reducing Your Risk of Becoming a Victim € Walk with purpose and STAY ALERT! € Be wary of people asking for directions or handing out fliers. TRUST YOUR INSTINCTS! If something makes you feel uncomfortable or uneasy, get into your car quickly, lock the doors and drive away. € ALWAYS approach your car with the key in your hand. € Look around, under and inside the car before you get in. When you are on the road € ALWAYS keep your doors locked and windows rolled up (if its hot and you dont have air conditioning, roll them up at least partway) no matter how short the distance youre traveling or how safe the neighborhood. € Drive in the center lane to make it harder for potential carjackers to approach the car. € AVOID driving alone. Travel with someone whenever possible, especially at night. € When you are coming to a stop, leave enough room to maneuver around other cars, especially if you sense trouble and need to get away. € Always drive with the doors locked. If a thief cant get in your vehicle, you stand a better chance of leaving with it. € DONT stop to assist a stranger whose car has broken down. You can help instead by driving to the nearest phone (or using your cell phone) to call police for help. 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 Man Arrested for Breeding Dogs to FightA man was arrested for breeding dogs to fight and 17 dogs were rescued. The police have been investigating the case with the Human Society of the United States (HSUS) for more than a year. Willie B. Coleman was arrested at his home and confiscated the dogs he had in the backyard. The dogs were all American pit bull terriers, ranging from juvenile to adult ages. Some of the dogs had scars from injuries and also mutilated faces. One of the dogs were found with missing lips. The yard, where the dogs were found, was surrounded by a chain link fence with barbed wire on the top. Willie B. Coleman, 69, was said to have hit the HSUS radars three years ago after someone had called in to give them a tip, but there was not enough evidence. Colemans home was finally raided after enough investigation. Coleman was arrested and charged with 17 counts of animal fighting and one count of possessing equipment used for animal fighting. The charges carry a penalty of up to five years in prison and a $5,000 fine. Florida is said to be a popular place for dog fighting and brings in people from all over the country for the fights, which involves a lot of money. Dog fighting is also a felony in all 50 states. The HSUS offers rewards up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of people involved in illegal animal fighting. Call 877-TIP-HSUS (877-847-4787) to report any type of illegal animal fighting. Callers will remain anonymous. DNA on Dropped Mask Leads to Arrest A man had gotten away with robbery, until police were able to identify the suspect with the DNA on the mask that was dropped. 21-year-old Taurian Jarell Crosby was said to have entered a store around midnight in November of last year. Crosby displayed a gun and pointed it at a female clerk, who he then grabbed and dragged into an office in the store. Crosby came in contact with the manager and also grabbed her as well. He then took cash from the safe and fled the store. Witnesses say they saw Crosby drop his mask on the sidewalk as he was running away, which was recovered by police. After some investigation, technicians were able to match the DNA on the mask with Crosbys and an arrest was made. Crosby was charged with robbery and two counts of battery. He is being held without bond. Willie Coleman Taurian Crosby

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Man Arrested for Having Two Wives Memphis, TNIt is illegal to be married to more than one person. 47-year-old Boi Jones was arrested after his first wife found out about his second wife, whom he lived with for more than a year when he told her he needed some time away.Ž Reverend Earle Fisher, who performed the wedding ceremony last year for Jones second marriage, said he had no knowledge of the mans first marriage. Jones was charged with bigamy, which is the crime of marrying a second time while a previous marriage is still in effect legally. His bond is set at $1,500 and in Tennessee, bigamy is only a misdemeanor. Man Shoots Wife, Daughter, and Kills Family Bird St. Louis, MOPolice say 25-year-old Antonio Green shot his wife and 3-year-old daughter in the head with a starter pistol, which shot blanks. He was also said to have doused them with lighter fluid. The girl was also said to have been hung by her neck with a leash. Police were called after the gunshots were heard and Green surrendered after a standoff. He threw the gun out the door and came out with the baby in his arms. Police also found the family pet bird dead and mutilated. Jones wife and daughter were taken to the hospital and his wife was treated and released, while the baby had to remain in the hospital for observation. Jones was arrested and faces multiple charges including kidnapping, assault, armed criminal action, and animal abuse. He is being held on a $1 million bond. MARCH 03, 2012THE STARC&J 3Bizarre Crimes Bizarre Crimeswho, what, when...huh? Other Unusual Crimes Across the Nation Man Robs Bank and Spends Money on Losing Lottery Tickets A man had robbed a bank and lost all his money after using it on losing lottery tickets. 60-year-old RonaldPaul Silva went to a bank and handed the teller a blank deposit slip. The teller gave the slip back to Silva, telling him it was blank. Silva then handed the teller a black bag and a note attached to it, saying that it was a robbery. When the teller told him she didnt have much money to give him, he pulled a gun from his waistband and displayed it to her. The gun was actually a pellet gun. Silva got away with a stack of $5 dollar bills, which totaled up to $130. He then went down the street to a Kangaroo store, where he spent all the money he stole from the bank, on losing lottery tickets. He left the store as he was from the start, empty handed. Silva was arrested the next day after investigators were provided with tips. He was charged with armed robbery, displaying a weapon during a felony and theft. Robber Drops Gun and Tries to Buy it Back Later A man was arrested after dropping a gun during a robbery and later trying to buy it back. Cedrick Mitchell, 39, had barged into a motel room, where two men were inside, and asked for pills. When they told him they didnt have any, Mitchell displayed a black handgun from his waistband and demanded everything they had. Instead of giving in, the men decided to fight. During the dispute, Mitchell dropped the gun from his hand and one of the men pepper sprayed his face. Mitchell then fled the room. Mitchell returned to the motel room moments later, begging the two men that he wanted to buy the gun he had dropped for $40. They did not give him the gun back, but instead, pepper sprayed him in the face again for the second time. He then ran away again. The men in the motel room called 911to report what had happened. Police arrived to the motel and one of the officers spotted Mitchell, who was immediately chased down. Mitchell was arrested and charged with home invasion robbery and resisting arrest without bond. Man Arrested Claimed Five Japanese Men Killed His Wife Police arrived to the home of Jesse Armstrong, 60, and found his wife dead on the living room floor. Armstrong told them that five Japanese men broke into the home, raped his wife, and strangled her. He also said they bit his hand when he tried to fight them off. Police found a glass pipe at the scene with white residue, which was suspected to be cocaine. A small plastic bag was found with more of the substance. When asking neighbors about Armstrongs story, they said Japanese men breaking into homes in their neighborhood didnt sound right. Armstrong was arrested and charged with misdemeanor battery on $50,000 bond. Records show this was not the first time Armstrong had been arrested and in 2005, he was charged for making a false report of a crime. Man Steals From Cemetery and Gives to People as Gifts Registered sex offender Jimmy Ray Goodall, 59, was reported to have stolen items that were placed on grave sites and giving them as gifts to neighbors. He took them from graves of all kinds of people, including kids and war veterans. An employee gave police Goodalls license plate number and they went to his home. Goodall was arrested on malicious acts at a cemetery, possession of stolen property and failure to comply with sex offender registration requirements.He is reported to have stolen $3,000 worth of items from the grave sites. Cedrick Mitchell Ronald Silva

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MARCH 03, 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: Rebecca Marie Andrews Offense: Traffic in Stolen Property Name: Vanessa Bagley Offense: Burglary Assault Any Person Name: Dywaine E. Anglin Offense: Traffic in Stolen Property Name: Natacha Sainteus Age: 16 Weight: 170 lbs Last seen: 2/10/12 Name: Gwendolyn B. Thompson Age: 17 Weight: 120 lbs Last seen: 2/14/12 Name: Carmen McQueen Age: 17 Weight: 145 lbs Last seen: 2/16/12 Name: Carmen L. Chamblee Age: 14 Weight: 120 lbs Last seen: 2/14/12 Name: Allatawanna L. Gilchrist Age: 15 Weight: 110 lbs Last seen: 2/17/12 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 Armed Robbery SuspectPolice responded to a robbery of an individual at an ATM. According to the victim a black male, approximately 30 years old, wearing a blue jacket and holding a silver handgun approached her driver's door from behind and stated, "give me your money." The victim stated that she did not have any money and sped away from the scene. Anyone with any information about this armed robbery 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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Mayors from across the county convened in downtown Jacksonville for a three day-conference on ports and exports. As Chair of the Metro Exports and Ports Task Force for the U.S. Conference of Mayors, Mayor Alvin Brown led several discussions with topics including global competition for U.S. ports and port modernization. I think it has been good for the city to have the mayors come here and talk about an issue that is important not only for Jacksonville, but for cities all across the country, said Mayor Brown. It also speaks to the importance of focusing on the importance of ports and exports to put people back to work. Mayors, port officials, and city officials from more than 40 cities were represented. Mayors in attendance included Vice Chair of the Metro Exports and Ports Task Force, Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak, Second Vice President of the U.S. Conference of Mayors Scott Smith, Mayor of Mesa, and Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. Mayor Villaraigosa, who is also the president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, said he was impressed by Mayor Browns leadership at the conference. We want cities to understand the new markets are abroad. Eight out of ten markets, the growing economies, are not here, said Mayor Villaraigosa. They are in Asia, Latin America and other places. We have to take our goods, our American made goods, and sell them in those countries. That is going to be a big shot in the arm to our economy and Alvin Brown, your mayor, knows that. Paul Anderson, Chief Executive Officer for JAXPORT, said the conference will have a positive impact on Jacksonville and national ports. The (U.S. Conference of Mayors) understands the issue of infrastructure and the importance that will play in our country growing in a global marketplace, said Anderson. During the meeting, the U.S. Conference of Mayors unveiled a report that said exporting from metro areas has the potential to grow significantly by 2020. In Jacksonville, exports are expected to jump by 68 percent, from the $1.9 billion in market value recorded in 2010 to $3.2 billion projected in 2020. www.coj.net 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!! 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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 Once again it was that time of year when the best of the best come together to celebrate red carpet fashion and bling; reunion and camaraderie amongst friends, peers and colleagues and recognize great artistic achievements by people of color. Of course we are describing the 43rd NAACP Image Awards which broadcast live, Friday, Feb 17, 2012, on the NBC/Universal Network from the famed Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. The red carpet arrivals were on fire with excitement from all of the dazzling gowns and bling. One of the highlights was the presence of a group of Tuskegee Fighter Pilots from Word War II. Even though they are well in their 80s, these distinguished American war heroes drew the applause and admiration from the beginning to the end of the red carpet. They were greeted the same way during the telecast. The two hour live special was hosted by Sanaa Latham and Anthony Mackie. Special awards that were given included the NAACP Vanguard Award to film maker George Lucas; the NAACP Chairmans Awards to Radio One/TV One Founder Cathy Hughes and the NAACP Presidents Award to The Founding Members of the Black Stuntmens Association. Some of the individual award highlights included Regina King for Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series, KeKe Palmer who collected her fourth Image Award for Outstanding Performance in a Youth/Childrens Series or Special and of course The Help for Outstanding Motion Picture, Viola Davis for Outstanding Actor in a Motion Pictures for the Help and Octavia Spencer from The Help for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture. Performing for the evening gala was Lenny Kravitz, Jill Scott, Kirk Franklin, NeYo, Jennifer Hudson and a moving tribute to the late Whitney Houston by Yolanda Adams who took it home and had church. After the cameras went to break, one choir member decided to breakout in a holy dance a ski bit but nobody really got into him so he faked calming down. Not everybody is impressed with that kind of carrying on in a crowd like that. Highlights also included the pairing of Harry Belafonte, Sidney Poitier, Cicely Tyson and Diahann Carroll as presenters. They are definitely up in age but the love and respect for them as Black Afrikan sho-biz royalty was at a favor pitch high via the overwhelming, rousting, standing ovation they received upon coming out to the podium For a complete list of the winners go to www.naacpimageawards.net Florida Civil Rights Hall of FameThe first three inductees into Floridas Civil Rights Hall of Fame were named on February 29, 2012.Former Florida Senator Claude Pepper, Mary Bethune, and C.K Steele were all inducted postmortem. Pepper sponsored the Equal Rights Amendment. Bethune created a school for black girls that later became Bethune-Cookman University. Steele protested segregation and helped organize the Tallahassee Bus Boycott. Florida Representative Alan Williams sponsored the bill that created the state Civil Rights Hall of Fame. The legacy built by these inductees is one we must carry today. We carry it now in our states history. We must carry it with everything that we do, said Williams. The 43rd NAACP Image Awards Dazzles Again!By Rych McCain, feedbackrych@sbcglobal.net and Facebook Photos by Earl Gibson Jacksonville Hosts U.S. Conference of Mayors Gang Members Arrested forCar Break-InsSee Crime & Justice Get your Free Tickets Call 904-766-8834See Details Inside! Ohio shooting suspect charged as juvenile Prosecutor says suspect will most likely be tried as adult (CNN) T.J. Lane was charged Thursday afternoon on six counts -including three counts of aggravated murder -related to this week's fatal shooting of three students at an Ohio high school, according to court documents. Beating a judgeimposed deadline by just more than an hour, Geauga County Prosecuting Attorney David Joyce said he filed the charges around 3:40 p.m. Thursday in juvenile court. The prosecutor, however, has said that the 17-year-old Lane will most likely be tried as an adult. Following the defendant's initial court appearance next Tuesday, a March 19 hearing is scheduled. It's tied to a motion to transfer his case to an adult court. The murder charges state that the teenager "purposely and with prior calculation and design" fatally shot three people while at Chardon High School.Continued on A-2 Mayor Brown Leads Conference as Chair of the Metro Exports and Ports Task Force Victims of Ohio School Shooting T.J. Lane Suspect of Ohio School Shooting

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As a member of Congress, you get used to being graded. Interest groups send you questionnaires, check your voting record, and then issue their report cards. Editorial writers opine freely on your performance. Pollsters issue monthly updates on how Congress is faring with the public. Members of Congress learn to expect this judgment and criticism. Its part of being an elected official in this country and should be. But they also learn that Congress is part of a larger political system that also involves We The People. Our democracy doesnt just require its institutions and political leaders to function well; it works best when we, as citizens, all do our part. So at this moment when Congresss public standing is at an all-time low, its natural to wonder: how are the American people doing at holding up their end of the bargain? Every year, the Center on Congress at Indiana University surveys political scientists around the country to get their sense of how Congress is functioning. But it recognizes that Congress is just one part of the picture, and so it also asks these 40 experts how Americans as a whole are doing at playing the constructive role our system demands of them. The questions are instructive, because they give you a sense of a citizens responsibilities. How well do people actually keep in touch with their members of Congress, for instance? Communication between elected officials and the people they represent ordinary people with ordinary concerns is the lifeblood of a representative democracy. It can happen through letters, emails, phone calls and visits; through the interest groups many people join; and through voting. On all of these fronts, a majority of the experts surveyed give Americans about a C average for their participation. If were to pass judgment on Congress, then its also worth asking how much we actually understand it. If we want it to improve, how much do we know about what it does and how it operates? The experts surveyed take a pretty dim view of Americans performance. How regularly do Americans follow whats actually going on in Congress? Most of those surveyed gave the country at best a D. How well do Americans understand the main features of Congress and how it works? Almost two-thirds of the respondents handed out a D, while most of the rest gave us an F. Do Americans have a reasonable understanding of what Congress can and should do? In other words, do they understand the powers given to Congress by the Constitution, and its role in executing those constitutional powers? Ds and Fs again. Especially noteworthy is their low opinion of Americans grasp of the importance of compromise. In a politically and socially diverse country, with two houses of Congress and a president all able to weigh in, most legislation simply cannot be crafted without some measure of compromise. Most of the experts surveyed believe that many Americans dont understand this. They hold a similarly low opinion of the medias ability to explain how Congress works to readers and viewers. Now, these are the opinions of a handful of political experts. The point is not to berate our fellow citizens for their ignorance, but to understand that if we want Congress to improve, it is not just up to its members to make it happen. Congress will change when we insist that it change. We can take a lesson from Will Rogers. His statue in the U.S. Capitol is the only one directly facing the House chamber, honoring his shrewd comment: I always keep my eye on Congress to see what theyre up to. All of us need to do this: communicate more fully and openly with our representatives; learn Congresss responsibilities and how it fulfills them and, even more importantly, how it should fulfill them; and recognize that if we dont like intense partisanship and political games-playing, then we need to give our representatives room to craft legislation with broad appeal. Without the informed understanding of the American people, in other words, Congress will continue to flounder. And if it does, it wont just be its members fault. Lee Hamilton is Director of the Center on Congress at Indiana University. He was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives for 34 years. PAGE A-2 THESTAR MARCH 3, 2012 Its Not Just Congress: Citizens Also Have Room To ImproveBy Lee H. Hamilton Ohio Shooting continued from A-1 In addition, Lane faces two counts of attempted aggravated murder and one count of felonious assault -the latter related to an individual who was "nicked in the ear" by a bullet, according to Joyce. The prosecutor has said that the sophomore has confessed that he took a .22-caliber gun and a knife into the school's cafeteria Monday morning and fired 10 rounds as frightened students and some teachers ran for cover. By the time the carnage ended, the gunman had shot five people, three of them fatally: Daniel Parmertor, 16, who died Monday; Demetrius Hewlin, 16, who died Tuesday morning; and Russell King Jr., 17, who was declared brain dead Tuesday. This is not Lane's first brush with the law, according to juvenile records released by authorities this week. BISHOP T.D. JAKES AND CODEBLACK ENTERTAINMENT HIGHLIGHT AWARENESS FOR AMERICA'S MISSING PERSONS OF COLORWoman Thou Art Loosed!: On the 7th Day Will Help Bring National Awareness to This Crisis Bishop T.D. Jakes, senior pastor at The Potter's House of Dallas, Inc. and Codeblack Entertainment, announce their joint support of the Black and Missing Foundation, Inc., a non-profit organization that brings awareness to missing persons of color. According to recent statistics, persons of color make up an estimated 40 percent of missing people in the United States. Of that 85 percent were Black far greater than their approximately 13 percent share of the U.S. population and yet they were the subject of fewer than 23 percent of all news reports. The collaboration was created as a campaign to support the April 13 theatrical release of Woman Thou Art Loosed!: On the 7th Day, produced by T.D. Jakes and distributed by Codeblack Entertainment. The film's plot elements deal with the impact of abduction on an African-American family. Outreach offered at The Potter's House along with the vital information and awareness championed by the Black and Missing Foundation, Inc. created an opportunity to form a relationship to address the issue of abduction in the film and the lack of media coverage when persons of color are reported missing. Black and Missing Foundation, Inc. (BAM FI) was established as a non-profit organization, by a veteran law enforcement official and public relations specialist, whose mission is to bring awareness to missing persons of color, provide vital resources and tools to missing person's families and friends and to educate the minority community on personal safety. "African Americans are unlikely to receive a national alert or to be featured in the media when their loved ones go missing," said Bishop T.D. Jakes. "In an effort to bring awareness and help turn the tide on these daunting statistics, Codeblack Entertainment and The Potter's House are helping to bring this issue to the forefront." To do just that, The Potter's House has created a multi-tiered relationship. BAM FI will be featured at the popular MEGA TOTZ and MEGA KIDZ conferences held June 29th and 30th and July 19th-21st, respectively. At both conferences, the foundation will be able to present safety workshops as well as provide child identification kits so that families are prepared in a crisis. The Potter's House Center for Counseling and Behavioral Health has joined the efforts and will be listed as a resource for BAM FI clients and will be open to serve individuals and families referred by the trailblazing foundation. Additional efforts will increase awareness through scheduled posts and campaigns via Facebook, Twitter and inhouse correspondence to all five churches under The Potter's House umbrella. Additionally, Codeblack Entertainment will help further awareness, education and support of BAM FI through a variety of traditional, non-traditional and social media marketing efforts. "It is so important to educate our community on this issue, especially since an overwhelming number of missing persons in the United States are of color," said Derrica Wilson, co-founder, Black and Missing Foundation, Inc. We are so pleased that The Potters House along with Bishop T.D. Jakes and Codeblack Entertainment will use their platform to help find our missing men, women and children. The Foundation asserts that relationships with organizations are key, but that any effort can help bring a loved one home. "Together we can find the thousands of individuals missing from our communities and bring them home or provide much needed closure for their families," said Natalie Wilson, co-founder, Black and Missing Foundation, Inc. "We can all play a part-big or smallin addressing this issue." To learn more about Black And Missing Foundation, Inc. and for profiles of missing individuals, throughout the nation, as well as news, information, and tips, please visit BAM FI's web site: www.bamfi.org.

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FAMILIES OF SLAIN CHILDREN INC. will be hosting a three events. First Event : BLOOD DRIVE Saturday, March 10, 2012 12:30pm to 4:30pm at Families of Slain Children located at 3108 N. Myrtle Ave in Honor of Tommy Lee TorrenceJenkins and other victims. Second Event : CANDLE LIGHT VIGIL Sunday, March 11, 2012 at 5:30 p.m. honoring Tommie Lee Torrence-Jenkins a.k.a T-Lee and other victims of crime. To be held at the corner of Wayne Street and Marion Circle. Third Event :MEMORIAL AND BALLOON RELEASE Monday, March 12, 2012 at 5:30 p.m. at Edgewood Cemetery in Memory of Tommie Lee Torrence-Jenkins. Please come out and join us. For more infomation, call (904) 683-4986. MT. LEBANON MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH, 9319 Ridge Blvd., invites you to their 30th Church and the 2nd Pastoral Anniversary of Rev. Freddie Summer. The theme is Gods people walking in expectation. My soul, wait thou only upon God; for my expectation is from him. Psalm 62:5. Services begin at 4:00 p.m. Sunday, March 11th Dr. Glenn Foreman, Sr., Resurrection Baptist Church Christian Center; March 18th Elder Lee Harris, Mt. Olive Primitive Baptist Church; March 25th Pastor Jeremiah Robinson, Jr., New Zion Baptist Church, Fernandina Beach, FL. For more info, call 904-527-1762. JACKSONVILLE, FL AKE, Walter Maurice, 73, died February 23, 2012. BARBER, Joseph, died February 24, 2012. BEBOUT, Carolyn Sue, 63, died February 26, 2012. BLUNT, Izell, MD, died February 19, 2012. BOLING, Sarah Anne, 26, died February 21, 2012. BOWMAN, Mary, died February 22, 2012. CLINTON, Thomas Jay, died February 23, 2012. CROFT, Wallace Dale, Sr., 60, died February 20, 2012. DAVENPORT Dorrance Paul, 70, died February 25, 2012. DAVIS, James William Bill, 84, died February 24, 2012. DAVIS Jerome, 61, died February 29, 2012. DILLON, Mary E. Roush, 93, died February 24, 2012. ELLIOTT, Randall Larry, 56, died February 23, 2012. EVERS, Anne, 86, died February 22, 2012. FAIRCLOTH, Carlton Glenn, 55, died February 24, 2012. FUSSELL Mary, died February 25, 2012. GADSON, Lillyan, 68, died February 24, 2012. GAINES, Earnie Louise, died February 22, 2012. GOSSETT, Delmer Lee, 92, died February 22, 2012. GREEN, Garrick, died February 25, 2012. GRIFFIN, Daniel Edward, 59, died February 25, 2012. ISRAEL, Steven J., 61, died February 27, 2012. JENKINS, Charles E., died February 25, 2012. JOHNSON, Percy, died February 24, 2012. JONES, Richard, died February 24, 2012. JONES, Robert, died February 24, 2012. LAHEY, Charlene Elizabeth Char, 56, died February 21, 2012. LAMB, Danny G., 61, died February 24, 2012. LEVESQUE, Shirley, died February 25, 2012. LINK, Donald Leo, 68, died February 22, 2012. MANGRAM, George James, died February 25, 2012. McLENDON, Dwayne Allen, 50, died February 22, 2012. MELLINGER, John Bruce, 64, died February 25, 2012. PRICE, Ann Margaret, died February 25, 2012. PUTMAN, James, died February 24, 2012. REYNOLDS Marjorie L, 85, died February 24, 2012. SAMMARRO, Joseph Anthony Joe, 84, died February 25, 2012. SHUPTRINE Michael, died February 23, 2012. SIPOS, Annie, died February 25, 2012. STOREY, Veronica, died February 22, 2012. ~*~GEORGIA DEATHS MARLER, Virginia Ginger, 74, died February 27, 2012. MURKERSON, Isabelle Dixon, 74, died February 25, 2012. OLIVER, Edna Kelley, 98, died February 26, 2012. WILLIAMS, Jerry Barnard, died February 25, 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 MARCH 3, 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 C. L. Page Mortuary offers full funeral and cremation services at an affordable price because we care. We are now offering Live Streaming of Funeral and Visitation Services.3031 Moncrief Road Jacksonville, FL 32209Visit us atWWW.CLPAGEMORTUARY.COM Carla L. Page, LFDIC Come join Bishop Dr. Lorenzo Hall Sr.everyWednesday and Thursday from 12:00 Noon to 1:00 PM for Prayer Meeting and Bible Study at The Greater El-Beth-El Divine Holiness Church, located at 723 W. 4th Street, Jacksonville, FL 32209. Ask Us About OurALPHONSO WEST MORTUARY, INC.4409 Soutel Dr. Jacksonville, FL 32208 Tel: (904) 766-9671 Fax: (904) 766-2354 DIRECTORSDeborah West Alphonso West Jacqueline Y. 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We hope that our services have been in everyway satisfactory.Call on us to compare before you make any final decisions:Harold Felder, LFDIC Minister Orien Greene, Chaplain Evangelist Francina Epps, Grief Counselor Rev. Willie Brown, Notary Rev. Dr. W.G. Mayberry, CEO We serve all of Jacksonville and the surrounding areas... Se Habla Espanol Being Useful Not Giving In Stop The Violence Use Your Talents, Inc.Founder: GERNADO Bring Me to Your Church or Organization Ministry Music MentoringGreat for youth and young adults (Honorarium or Donations required)Contact: 904-437-0309 or email gernado@yahoo.com To all Catholic, Jews, Baptist, Lutheran, Cogic, Muslims, 7th Day Adventist, Jehovahs Witnesses, Mormons, Non-Demoninational, etc. I have one question to Ask

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Celebrating 70 Years Of Grace And ElegancePhotographs courtesy of Dexter Rhodes Bernice Lamar recently celebrated her 70 th birthday with 180 family and friends at the Joseph Lee Community Center. When I met the very youthful Ms. Lamar, I thought I was meeting one of her daughters! The party was held at the Joseph Lee Community Center, which was beautifully decorated by Dr. Sirretta Williams Guests feasted on barbecue ribs and chicken, turkey, ham, yellow rice, baked beans, corn, tossed salad, potato salad, and rolls. Before D. J. Michael Snow got the dancing started, Mistress of Ceremony and friend of 50 years, Shirley Dunson, introduced Ms. Lamars siblings, Christine Talton, Hilda James, Edward Livingston, and Santiago Livingston, who presented highlights of her life in a Stroll Down Memory Lane. Lamar is a graduate of Stanton Senior High School Class of 1959. She is the widow of Perthone Lamar, Sr. who she married in 1960; he passed away in 2010. In 1999, Ms. Lamar retired from Computer Operations at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida. For th e past 10 years, she has worked for First Student as a school bus driver. Ms. Lamar wishes to thank all who helped her have an evening of joy, fun, and laughter. She is especially appreciative of Offic ers Joseph Legard and Ernest Martin, who provided security for the affair. Bernice, TALK OF THE TOWN! wishes you a happy birthday and many, many more.Roslyn Burrough Hosts Black History EventTheres one thing I know about Roz Burrough, when she invites you to a party at her home theres sure to be good food, great am bience, and fabulous people. Roz invited family and friends to meet her dear friend, Phil W. Petrie, Sr. author and former editor, whose career as an editor reads like a Whos Who of publishing houses and magazines. Over the years, Phil worked for Holt Rhinehart and Winston, William Morrow (where he acquired the edited books by Mari Evans, Nikki Giovanni, Vincent Harding, and Orlando Patterson), Howard University Press, Essence, Black Enterprise, and the Crisis. Petrie has authored a book of adages entitled Tips and maxims for living a principled life A guide for my children In a time when [our] sons are wearing their pants three inches below morality and daughters are wearing dresses two inches above morality, Petries book uses family stories and sayings to emphasize life lessons which, he hopes will influence young people to aspire to simply be good people in the world. We were enthralled as Gail CatoPratt read The Christmas Story, which is a heartwarming tale of the authors last Christmas with his parents. Later in the evening, we were treated to impromptu musical renderings by Davonte Vickers and three members of gospel group, Lawrence Flowers and Intercession Tina Wilson, Ashley Lady Ash Boston, and Irene Brown Wedding Bells RockPhotographs courtesy of Sam and Leah Hall Sam Hall and Leah Hudson were married on November 12, 2011 at the historic Gasparilla Inn, in Boca Grande on Gasparilla Island, a barrier island off the Lower Gulf Coast of Florida. The private ceremony was held at the Beach Club at sunset and was conducted by Judge Brian Davis. Immediate families stayed at the cottages of the Inn enjoying a week of golfing, croquet, and tours. The couple honeymooned for 2 weeks in the beautiful Seychelles Islands located off the eastern coast of Africa. A reception was held at Sway Restaurant at Jacksonville Beach on December 3. Guests from around the country danced to live music and feasted on heavy hors doeuvres. The newlyweds asked their guests to make donations to the couples favorites charities in lieu of wedding gift s. Congratulations to Sam and Leah! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ YOU ARE INVITED to attend the James Weldon Johnson Branch, Association for the Study of African-American Life and Historys (ASALH) Community Forum: AfricanAmerican Women Speak Out! on March 31, 2012, 2 p.m. 4 p.m. at the Florida Times-Union Building, 1 Riverside Avenue. For more information and to purchase tickets online, visit www.asalh-jaxfl.org or call Ok Sun Burks forum chairperson, at (904) 707-2106. PAGE A-4 THE STAR MARCH 3, 2012Talk of the Town! Talk of the Town! By Frances Bradley Volume Burks, PhotographerE kaabo (eh-kah-bow). Welcome. The guest of honor, Bernice Lamar, arriving in style Aunts traveled from near and far to celebrate, L-R: Johnnie and Olivia Waters, Hendersonville, TN; Hazel Matthews, Tampa, FL; Maxine and Arthur Prater, Augusta, GA Honoree's sibiings with spouses, sitting, l-r: Evelyn Livingston, sister-in-law; Christine Talton, sister, Valley Stream, NY; Angela McCloud, sister; guest of honor; Hilda James, sister; Shirley Livingston, sister-in-law. Standing, l-r: Edward Livingston, brother; Jesse McDonald, brother-inlaw; Mitchell Livingston, brother; Ron James, brother-in-law; Santiago Livingston, brother Honoree, seated, surrounded by her children, l-r: George and Sharonda Oliver, Crystal Cooper, Perthone Lamar, Alfreda Lamar, and Raymond Jones, Gilbert, AZ Mistress of Ceremony and life long friend Shirley Dunson (left) with the honoree, Bernice Lamar Sandra Blackman with Bernice Lamar, guest of honor Roslyn "Auntie Roz" Burrough introducing author, Phil Petrie Phil W. Petrie Sr. speaking to the audience at the book signing Gail Cato-Pratt reading "The Christmas Story", a selection from book by Phil Petrie (background) Roz reading a selection from book by Phil Petrie Elaine Kitchings with son Earl Kitchings, Jr.

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The 54th Grammy Awards went down into the record books with the triumph of victors who took home the big prize and the dark shadow that loomed over the entire evening as a result of superstar singer/actress Whitney Houston being found dead in the bath tub of her 4th floor room at the Beverly Hilton Hotel the night before. British pop sensation, singer/songwriter Adele led the pack winning six Grammys including album (), record and song of the year. She answered any questions about her recovery from throat surgery last October when she effortlessly sang her hit Rolling InThe Deep in what was her first public performance since the operation. The boss, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band opened the CBS broadcast performing his new single, We Take Care Of Our Own. After which, host LL Cool J came on and started by reading a prayer for Whitney Houston. The audience reverently fell silent with many bowed heads. The Foo Fighters pulled in second behind Adele with five Grammy wins followed by Kanye West with three wins. West and Jay-Z won Best Rap Performance for Otis off their Watch The Throne album but were no shows due to their opinion that too many major rap artists continue to be overlooked. There was also speculation that West may have felt snubbed for not making it to the Album of The Year category. To add more controversy to the mix, the Academy ruthlessly cut 31 categories this year that were mostly dominated by Latinos, Native Americans, Blacks and other people of color. Superstar Carlos Santana, the Rt. Rev. Jessie Jackson and others have joined in to protest. The night included tributes to Glen Cambell who masterfully performed his signature Rhinestone Cowboy and will do his final tour this year due to his battle with Alzheimers disease and the reunion of The Beach Boys whos geriatric performance was totally lackluster. Had it not been for Foster The People and Maroon 5 basically carrying them, a couple of the Boys may have fallen asleep. Being in their 70s, I know it was way past their bed time. Their reunion tour may be better fit hitting a string of senior citezens homes and events rather than major venues. They clearly dont have it anymore. Other tributes included one to the late, great Etta James by Bonnie Raitt and Alicia Keys. Nicki Minaj did her satanic act which upset and shocked only the folks foolish enough to not expect nothing less from her to grab attention. Chris Brown bounced back from last years man handling of Rihanna with Best R&B Album for F.A.M.E. and Bon Iver walked away with Best New Artist which lit up the tweet board with people asking who is this guy? Tony Bennett and Carrie Underwood provided class and jazz smoothness with their duet of It Had To Be You, and Sir Paul McCartney performed twice with his first tune Valentine being done with a full orchestra. Go to Grammys.com for a complete recap and list of all the winners. ENTERTAINMENT The 54th Gammy Awards! By Rych McCain, feedbackrych@sbcglobal.net Photos Courtesy of CBS/Grammys There is a certain assurance about being in the presence of a person who is not only full of life from a positive side but radiates the go getting confidence to make it happen! Roshon Fegan, professionally known as Roshon, is a young man on a mission with a pretty solid idea of how to accomplish it. The Los Angeles native grew up in a showbiz family carefully observing his dad Roy who is a professional actor with major TV and movie credits as well as directing and producing. So it is no small wonder where Roshons wise guidance originates and why he is on target with his goals. However, Roshon was not one to rest on the family name alone. Like all great professional children in the biz, he put in his share of training with acting lessons and performance arts school. Roshon broke into the biz with a small role on the blockbuster Spiderman 2 at age 12. TV roles and commercials followed. The break through movie that put his name on the map was the Disney smash hit film Camp Rock where he played Sander Loyer and performed songs on the soundtrack. His popularity continues to soar through the roof as Ty Blue on the Disney mega-hit Shake It Up. Roshon currently has a hit single released on iTunes titled Got Me Like, on his own ina Ro Entertainment label (pronounced three-ina-row) which he and dad runs. He has a show on YouTube called The Ro and Co Show with his fellow actor friend Cody Linley. Roshons website is loaded with the 411 on everything he is into and you can check it out at www.yaboyro.com Being the fodder of the teenybop gossip and fan magazine, how does Roshon handle the intrusions on his privacy? He laughs with his upbeat demeanor and explains, It is kind of crazy. I dont know. People want to know what Im about so thats just what happens I guess. Roshan has a new three song EP dropping in March that he is super excited about and he runs it down. Thats going to be hot man! Thats something Im really looking forward to. Its called I Am Ro, I Am Roshon. Its three tracks that I fully produced and wrote myself. And its three tracks that are really important to me because Ive made a lot of songs in my life, Ive dropped a lot of stuff on the internet but it didnt really represent me as who I am as a person and an artist as well as these three songs do. So its really just my introduction to the world with my music. So thats why its real important. Being that he is equally creative with the music and the acting, does one have more pull than the other in terms of what gets first priority? This one makes him pause to ponder but only for a half a second. Aw man, Im just getting the hang of it now but Ive been doing it all of my life. It is crazy. As an actor, Im on the set Monday through Friday grinding it out but right after Im off set, Im in the studio working on the music. So on the acting tip, since I have a steady job, its really no way to try to put that on hold, I have to split time. And by splitting time, that means it really is 50-50. Im acting 24/7 and Im doing music 24/7 and just splitting the days in half to make it work. Roshon,Making His Dreams Into Reality!By Rych McCain, feedbackrych@sbcglobal.net and Facebook It's Official City Kidz Viva Vanilla Ice Cream To Be Sold @ Sam's Club StoresIt's now official, City Kidz Award Winning "Viva Vanilla" ice cream will be sold in all three Sam's Clubs in Jacksonville, Florida. Jacksonville's home grown Viva Vanilla ice cream launch date is scheduled for Tuesday, May 1, 2012. Our award winning Viva Vanilla will be on the shelves at your local Sam's Club stores Tuesday, May 1, 2012. We will schedule a ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday, May 1, 2012 at all three Sam's Club stores and City Kidz will be inviting the entire City of Jacksonville during that time. Please join us in this historical moment. History is being made right here in Jacksonville, Florida and throughout America. This is the first time in our country's history that a group of high school students has produced a product for human consumption to be sold on a national level. City Kidz Award Winning Viva Vanilla will also be sold in the Northeast region; Philadelphia, PA at ShopRite Supermarkets and WAWA Convenience stores. Our cool creators (Jacksonville City Kidz Students) has pioneered their way into American History by creating Jacksonville's home grown Viva Vanilla ice cream to be sold in supermarkets through our initiative, "From Classroom To Supermarket Shelves". This is a win win situation for us who truly love and is proud of our great City of Jacksonville. It's my prayer that all 800,000 plus residents of our city make sure they are first to purchase their home grown Viva Vanilla ice cream, formulated by Teens and supervised by experts. We will keep you informed of the details as we get closer to the launch date. Roshon Photo courtesy of www.yaboyro.com. Jennifer Hudson LL Cool J & Diana Ross Bruno Mars City Kidz Viva Vanilla Kosher Premium Ice Cream (Pastor Bush unveils City Kidz Viva Vanilla package design during Dr. Arun Kilara's visit to Jacksonville and make a comparison to national brands ice cream packaging.) RC IG" C/8 THE STAR MARCH 3, 2012

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MARCH 3, 2012 THESTAR PAGEA-7 Nassau, Bahamas More than 15 thousand Bahamians turn out February 25th, 2012 to be a part of the official opening of the new Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium, a gift to The Bahamas from the Government of the People's Republic of China. In an open to the public free event, the huge audience was feted with an exciting cultural show put on by a cast of more than 1,200 artists and performers. At the end it was capped with a grand display of fireworks. Remarks were presented by the Minister of Youth Sports and Culture, the Hon Charles Maynard and the Prime Minister of The Bahamas, Huber A. Ingraham. The Royal Bahamas Police Force Band performed, athletes tried out the track, and a Junkanoo Rush took place. (Photos by Derek Smith and Patrick Hanna, Bahamas Information Services) Long Awaited National Stadium Officially Opens In The Bahamas Politician Urges Workers to Practice Safe SexJAMAICA: Minister of Labour and Social Security, Hon. Derrick Kellier, is urging employees to take charge of their sex lives by using a condom, getting an HIV test, and reducing the number of sex partners, to prevent HIV/AIDS. He said that HIV/AIDS has been described by the International Labour Organisation (ILO) as a major threat to the world of work, affecting the most productive segments of the labour force. Minister Kellier was addressing an HIV Awareness in the Workplace awards ceremony. Recently, the Ministry of Health revealed the worrying news that younger females within the age group 10 to 29 years are contracting HIV/AIDS, with the 15-19 group accounting for the major increase. Concurrently, adult males in the 30-79 age group account for a larger percentage of those contracting the disease, he said. For those who are HIV negative, a regular test is the only way to be continuously certain of ones status, he informed. He added that for persons infected with the virus, early diagnosis can help to increase their chance of a longer life, by accessing adequate treatment. He also warned that having multiple sex partners, without using a condom, increases the risk of HIV/AIDS and other Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs). He urged employees to reject the present culture, which endorses multiple sex partners. If as a nation we are to improve the quality of life for all, then as a nation we need to reduce the high level of risks that result in life threatening illnesses, such as HIV/AIDS, he emphasised. Haitian Prime Minister Delivers To 400 Homes In Post Quake Haiti By ARTHIANIXON Caribbean News Editor HAITI:The two-year topsy turvy lifestyle of at least 50 post-earthquake families has come to an end now that they have been given decent housing. Last week, President Michel Martelly gave 50 keys to the first of 400 recipients of a new housing project. These 400 houses that I inaugurate today, meet our vision to establish a State that serves the people" said the President. "I not only feel satisfied but I'm also proud because this project is the first I had started after having assumed my duties as President...400 families who were living in temporary shelters, under any conditions will now be able to live in good conditions. We will ask them to pay rent that is true, but we will also subsidize them, because we know they do not have the means to pay immediately the full amount they should pay, he noted. We will allow them to live in a secure and decent space, with the opportunity tomorrow to own their home. What is most important in the space that we created, it is not only the houses, there are playground, there are schools in the area and most important are the jobs that we will create in this area, the President went on to say. I already talked about this with the IDB representative and we will work to put an industrial park in the zone so that the people can find work. There will also be a health center, pharmacy. Each house is worth about $11.000 dollars and plans for 750 in the north are underway. Prime Minister and Minister of Finance The Rt. Hon. Hubert Alexander Ingraham official open The Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium, on Saturday February 25, 2012. Left to right Minister of Youth Sports and Culture Hon Charles Maynard, Prime Minister and Minister of Finance The Rt. Hon. Hubert Alexander Ingraham and Ambassador of the People's Republic of China to The Bahamas, His Excellency Hu Shan.

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Sandy Neal, Freelance Writer/Photographer for The Florida StarYandy Smith of the hit Television Reality show Love and Hip Hop was at PURE nightclub Saturday night hosting the 1st Annual Mardi Gras Party and demanded that DJ P.L.O play her favorite song as she entered the club, Im a Boss by Rick Ross and the crowd went crazy. She is the President of Monami Entertainment and ex-manager of Rapper Jim Jones. Smith pitched the idea to VH-1 for a show about Jim Jones called Keeping up with the Joneses, the pilot was shot, but then Stack Bundles was murdered and Max B was arrested. With the help of the Founder of Monami Entertainment, Mona Scott-Young who was pitching another idea to VH-1 about the women behind the men of hip-hop they joined forces therefore giving birth to the show Love and Hip Hop. She is one of six cast members including; Chrissy Lampkin (Jim Jones girlfriend), Mama Jones (Jim Joneses mother), Olivia Longott (the Ex-First Lady of GUnit), Emily Bustamante (Rapper Fabolous girlfriend and mother of his son), Somaya Boss Reese (Aspiring Artist), and Kimberly Kimbella Vanderhee ( Centerfold Model and mother to Juelz Santana two kids). Sandy Neal, Freelance Writer/Photographer for The Florida Star Photos courstesy of Jordan of NuEra PhotographyPURE Nightclub celebrated Black History month with the King of R&B, SingerSongwriter and record producer, R. Kelly. The crowd was first warmed up by DJ P.L.O., DJ Skillz and Ivory Orr, the club promoter, that kept the crowd sweating until his official DJ, DJ Phantom stepped in the DJ booth and announced his longtime friend, but not before teasing the crowd with some of R. Kellys greatest hits. He sang many of his hits such as Bump-n-Grind, Im a Flirt, You Remind Me of Something and many others. Kelly packed the club with many anxious women wanting to get a touch of him and pictures and many got their wish, he posed for pictures, hugged, and greeted many of the partygoers. He had many of his female fans on the stage with him as he performed, he also sang some of them in acapella as the crowd sang along. PURE will be hosting R&B Singer Tank on March 24, 2012.MARCH 3, 2012 THESTAR LOCAL FLORIDASECTION B PURE:Featuring R. Kelly Djamanthe Calonge "The Little Coochie Snorcher that Could" Sara Colosima, "The Angry Vagina" Rose Morriseau, "What If I Told You I Don't have a Vagina" The Vagina Monologues Sandy Neal, Freelance Writer/Photographer for The Florida StarUNF celebrated V-Day by sponsoring a benefit performance of The Vagina Monologues and other events to raise awareness and education to end violence against women. It is a collaboration of faculty, staff, community and students along with the UNF Womens Center. The show is about women, how they view their bodies and sexuality. It teaches women and young girls not to be ashamed and that their bodies are not dirty and yes, they use the word Vagina quite often in the play, reason being for the public to become more comfortable with it and start discussing the issues surrounding it (the vagina). Men are invited and are vital to the success of ending violence against women. UNF Womens Center and V-Day are developing programs for men, but the cast is all women because it is all about the womens experience, but they are encouraged and welcome to come and experience the show. UNF Womens Center is also sponsoring The 24th Annual Womens History Month Luncheon and Susan B. Anthony Award Presentation on March 7, 2012 at 12 noon in the Student Union Room 3703 A-C. YANDY SMITH at PURE Hosting 1st Annual Mardi Gras Party Ivory Orr C.E.O of Crown Capital and Point Blank Entertainment and Yandy DJ P.L.O and Yandy Yandy and Errol Mizell, the Mizell Group Booking Agency. Ana Ballantine, "The Flood"

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Jazz Jam PresentsSIMONE: Saturday, March 03, 2012, at the Ritz Theatre and Museum, 829 N. Davis Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. For more information call 904.632.55555. JAXKIDS DAY the ultimate celebration for Jacksonvilles children and families -on March 3, from 9 a.m. 2 p.m., at the Main Library, 303 N. Laura St. 32202. To learn more, visit the Jacksonville Children's Commission online at www.JaxKids.net or call (904) 630-6405. MAYOR'S WALK FOR SENIOR WELLNESS: Saturda,y March 03, 2012, at the Metropolitan Park, 4110 Gator Bowl Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Contact 904.630.0837 for more information. The 4th Annual Tunis G. Campbell Birthday Festival:Saturday, March 3, 2012 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. *Septima Clark Parade for Education of Our Youth ( Parade Route : From Perry Park to Altama Ave. & G Streets),Brunswick, GA The schedule of events and activities are open to the public. For more information call 912-342-7590l. The Jacksonville Branch NAACP will meet -Thursday, March 8, 2012, 7:00 p.m., 1725 Oakhurst Avenue, Jacksonville, Florida 32208. We are located across the street from the Edgewood Branch Library, inside the Legacy Building. We meet every 2nd Thursday of each month. Amateur Night Auditions at theRitz Theatre and Museum on Thursday, March 08, 2012, at 829 N. Davis Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Contact 904.632.55555 for more information. FAMILIES OF SLAIN CHILDREN,INC: Blood Drive/ Food And Clothing Drive on Saturday, March 10, 2012 from 12:30pm-4:30pm at 3108 N. Myrtle Ave. Call (904)683-4986 for additional information. Community ActivitiesPAGE B 2 THE STAR MARCH 3, 2012 WANTWANT BETTER BRAIN HEALTH? TAKE A TRIP! While youre having a great time taking photos of the Swiss Alps or the Colorado Rockies, you may not realize it but your travel experience is benefiting your mind. Scientific research agrees that lifelong learning, which includes discovering firsthand new places, people and cultures, is one of the primary factors that lead to better brain health. Preparing to learn and travel More seniors than ever before are planning road trips, cruises, railroad excursions, tours, hiking and biking expeditions to near and far locations. But some of these same travelers are not only choosing resorts, inns, air fare, itineraries and cruises; they are also sharpening their brain by studying the history and culture of the areas and learning the languages. Before they depart, they are taking non-credit academic courses to add to their travel experience. Other travelers take time to read books by the countrys beloved authors, and learn about the local cuisine, music and art. All of these things help you stay active but they also keep the brain constantly engaged. Scientific research has found that a challenged, stimulated brain may be the key to a long healthy life. Learn a language Before you depart from home learn a new language or at least a few phrases. One of the most important things you can do to stimulate better brain health is to learn new language skills. You may not have time to immerse yourself in a language, but the more time you spend learning the faster you will learn. There are numerous ways to learn French, German and other languages. Join a class or listen to audio tapes or ask someone who speaks the language to teach you. Planning tips Other planning steps include making two copies of your passport. Take one copy with you and put in a separate location from the actual passport. Leave the second copy at home. Make a copy of your health insurance card from your home health plan and keep the copy in a location separate than your card. Take a mix of money such as one credit card, possibly a debit card, and cash including several $1 dollar bills. Dont keep all of your money in your wallet. Instead, divide it so you have it in more than one location in case your wallet is lost or stolen. Its a good idea to have a health check-up before you leave home. If youre traveling to a tropical or sub-tropical area, check health advisories for your destination. Talk to your physician about protection or immunization from diseases that might be prevalent in your location like malaria. When you get to your destination Always wear a seat belt in a taxi or auto. Avoid taking cabs after dark in developing countries or to areas far from your hotel. Dont travel anywhere at night by foot or driving if you feel the area has questionable safety concerns. In some beach communities the main boardwalk or city center may safer for taking a stroll than a block or two off the primary tourist area. Keep in mind if you are in a crowd waiting in line at a restaurant or buying tickets to a popular attraction you may also be sharing the crowded space with pickpockets. Consider wearing a money belt inside your skirt or slacks so that that it cant be seen from the outside. As a senior you can see the world without spending a fortune. But no matter where you go you need to prepare for a healthy vacation. Plan to be a healthy, safe and savvy traveler and youll have the time of your life. Mark Underwood is a neuroscience researcher, president and co-founder of Quincy Bioscience, a biotech company located in Madison, Wisconsin focused on the discovery and development of medicines to treat age related memory loss and the diseases of aging. Mark has been taped as an expert in the field of neuroscience for The Wall Street Journal Morning Radio, CBS and CNN Radio among others. Mark is also a contributor to the Brain Health Guide which highlights the research at Quincy Bioscience and offers practical tips to help keep health brain function in aging.Visit www.TheGoodNewsAboutAging.com for more articles and tips for healthy aging. ULYSSES W. WATKINS JR., MD HEALTH NOTES DERMATITIS, HERPETIFORMIS GENERAL INFORMATION DEFINITION: A chronic skin inflammation characterized by clusters of small itching blisters. The disorder is hereditary but not contagious or cancerous. BODY PARTS INVOLVED: Skin of the elbows, knees, shoulders, arms, legs and over the bottom of the spine (sacrum). SEX OR AGE MOST AFFECTED: Adolescents and adults. SIGNS & SYMPTOMS: Lesions with the following characteristics: *Lesions are small clusters of 5 to 20 blisters. Blisters usually measure 2mm to 6mm in diameter. *Clusters appear on both sides of the body in the same places. *Lesions itch, but they are not usually painful if there are no complica tions. May feel a burning or stinging sensation. CAUSES: Unknown, but may be a disorder of the autoimmune system. RISK INCREASES WITH Exposure to heat and humidity. *Gluten sensitivvy (protein found in wheat and other foods that can not be digested by some persons because of genetic disease). *Family history of dermatitis herpetiformsis. HOW TO PREVENT: Cannot be prevented at present. To prevent a recurrence of symptoms, continue to take medication as directed and prevent injury to normal skin. WHAT TO EXPECT DIAGNOSTIC MEASURES Your own observation of symptoms. *Medical history and physical exam by a doctor. *Biopsy. APPROPRIATE HEALTH CARE Self-care after diagnosis. *Doctors treatment with medication. POSSIBLE COMPLICATIONS: People with dermatitis herpetiformis also may have disease of the small bowell (without symptoms), which pathologically resembles that of patients who are intolerant of gluten. The only way to diagnose this is with biopsy. PROBABLE OUTCOME: This is a chronicdisease. Treatment can control symptomsincluding itchingbut it will not cure the disease. HOW TO TREAT GENERAL MEASURES: Soak in cool water or use cool-water compresses to reduce itching. MEDICATION For itching, you may use non-prescription drugs such as: Low-dose steroid lotion, ointment and cream. These reduce inflammation and itching in 24 to 48 hours. Topical anesthetics and topical antihistaninrs. These provide quick, short-term relief. Many cause skin sensitivity, but lidocaine and pramoxine usually do not. Lotions containing phenol, menthol and camphor *such as calamine lotion). These are soothing, but use with care. Large amounts may be absorbed through the skin into the bloodstream; they can be toxic. *To control blistering, your doctor may prescribe two oral medications, dapsone or sulfapyridine. If either one is needed, it will be required indefinitely. ACTIVITY: No restrictions, except avoid overheating and moisture. DIET: Restricting gluten in your diet will reduce the amount of medicine you will need. For a gluten-free diet, check with your doctor. CALL YOUR DOCTOR IF Your have symptoms of dermatitis herpetiformis. *New, unexplained symptoms develop. Drigs used in treatment may produce side effects.k Health Notes Announcements, meetings, happenings, and community events scheduled in Jacksonville and the surrounding area embering ThosTips For Working From Home (StatePoint) Thanks to modern technology, more Americans are able to work from home than ever before. According to the latest American Time Use Survey, 24 percent of employed persons do some or all of their work at home. If youre joining their ranks -whether full-time or part-time -there are several things you should know about working efficiently and effectively from home. Make it Comfortable Whether you plow through a full days work in one sitting, or take breaks throughout the day to attend to household business, youre going to be spending large chunks of time in your home office so youll want it to be as comfortable as possible. From furniture to computer related hardware, opt for ergonomic products that prevent stress-related injury. Ensure your space gets plenty of light, ideally natural. And because its entirely yours, dont forget to decorate! However, if you plan to receive clients or business associates, keep it professional. Make it Functional To prevent distraction, a room with a door that closes is ideal. If thats not possible, set your home workspace as far apart from the bustle of other household activities as possible. Steer clear of televisions, chatty household members and the siren call of the refrigerator. Your space may be limited, but you can create storage space out of thin air. Shelves that mount to the wall will free up the floor, and keyboards that open up to create a supply storage space, will eliminate clutter on your desk. Stay Organized If youre a one-man or one-woman band, youll especially want to invest in new technologies that will help you stay organized. If youre constantly monitoring your email -and who isnt these days? consider a telephone that connects to a PC, allowing you to consolidate your communications in one place. For example, the Contact Sync feature from Panasonics KX-TG9470 phone series allows for incoming calls to trigger a popup contact in Microsoft Outlook, making caller information and notes from previous calls readily available at a users fingertips. Users can also make outgoing calls directly from their computer through their Outlook address book. More information can be found at http://shop.panasonic.com Consider backing up your files digitally for easy searching. Electronic filing systems can be safe and secure, and will survive unforeseen catastrophes. Even if youre only in your home office one day a week, the way you set up your space matters. To do good work, you need your workspace and equipment towork for you.

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THESTAR LOCAL GEORGIASECTION B Brunswicks American LegionYou may see them at local parades or you may know one of them personally as a relative, church member or civic minded citizen. Whoever, your American Legion member is, he is a part of a proud organization whose mission it is to provide citizens, employees, visitors, and business community quality public services through innovative public, private, intergovernmental partnerships and programs; therebey offering expanded economic opportunities and safe affordable family neighborhoods. Contributing photographer Ed Council shared his archives of photos of the American Legion at various events in Brunswick, Georgia where the group is continuing it rich tradition of producing an elite group of key community keepers. MARCH 03, 2012 Eleven Men Arrested In Spalding County For Street Gang Terrorism and Drugs Two minors and nine men were arrested in Spalding County a week ago for various charges including gang street terrorism. The arrests were made after local sheriffs deputies located the bullet riddled vehicles that were used in a shootout and discovered drugs and weapons in them. On February 20, police responded to the Amberwood subdivision following reports of gunshots in the area. Upon arrival, witnesses described the vehicles involved in the shooting. All of the suspects were charged with street gang terrorism and aggravated assault. Arrested were 17 year-olds Khari Miller, Decorius Williams, and Jotavious. Darryl Smith, 21; and Robert Harps, 20, of the Southside Gang were also arrested. The remaining suspects, Deontvious Dewberry, 18; Tobias Keyundra Parker, 17; Shonderrick Jamall Williams, 23; Anthony Lamar Parks 19; and the two juveniles were charged with aggravated assault, street gang terrorism, marijuana possession, and marijuana possession with intent to distribute. American Legion Frow left to right Rhoney, Simms, Palmer, Hutchinson, Howard 2nd Rw Colsby, Williams, McCawley, Council

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MARCH 3, 2012 THESTAR Jacksonville Giants Stomp Chicago Fury In 154-109 Victory NFL Season Opener Changes To Accomodate President ObamaPAGEB-4 St Jermaine Bell led the Jacsonville Giants to a sweet victory last week when they took on the Chicago Fury. The Giants delivered a mighty blow to the Fury by taking the game 154to 109. Bell was the star of the night, recording his 3rd triple double of the season. Additionally, hes averaging a triple doubles this season, and he has also recorded double figures in at least 2 categories every game played so far. Our Sandy Neal was on hand to capture these images. For the first time on more than 60 years, the NFL will open its regular season on a Wednesday night, it has been officially announced. The NFL will be opening on September 5 to avoid a conflicting with President Barack Obama. The President is set to give a speech which on Thursday at the Democratic National Convention. Super Bowl champs, the New York Giants will be hosting the Wednesday opening game. Since 2002, the NFL regular season has started on Thursday. As for the last time an season opening game was played on a Wednesday, that was back on Septemeber 22,1948 when the Rams took on the Lions. Sharks Activate Terrance Smith The ArenaBowl XXIV Champion Jacksonville Sharks announced Sunday that WR/DB Terrance Smith has been activated from the Arena Football League's "refused to report" list. The 25-year-old Smith (6, 195) is set to begin his second season with the Sharks and in the AFL. He played in 16 games during the 2011 regular season, finishing tied for second on the team with six interceptions. Smith proved to be dangerous with the ball in his hands, returning two of those interceptions for touchdowns. The only Shark to record multiple pick-sixes in 2011, Smith returned a fumble for a touchdown as well. Smith finished the year with 65.5 total tackles and 51 solo tackles, ranking third on the team in both categories. He added 16.5 tackles and tied for the team lead with seven pass breakups in the Sharks three playoff games. Before coming to Jacksonville, Smith played wide receiver at South Carolina State, where he caught 40 passes for 542 yards and four touchdowns as a senior in 2009. He also spent time with the Green Bay Packers prior to the 2010 NFL season. Smith is a native of Aiken, SC. In another Sunday transaction, the team announced that FB Rustin Phillips has been placed on the physically unable to perform list. The JU track & field team switches gears to the outdoor campaign Friday when it starts the season with the UNF Spring Break Open at Hodges Stadium in Jacksonville, Fla. The Dolphins are back in action for the first time in two weeks since winning their seventh consecutive A-Sun Indoor Track & Field Championship on Feb. 18. Hodges Stadium will also be the site of the A-Sun Outdoor Track & Field Championships in April. JU has won the last six conference outdoor titles, including the last three at Hodges Stadium. We look forward to getting the season started, especially in the outdoor specific events like the hammer, discus, 400 hurdles and 4 x 100 relay, JU head coach Ron Grigg said. Many other athletes will be competing in secondary events, as we start our progression toward the A-Sun Championships in late April. Track And Field Opens Outdoor Season At UNF Tiger Woods In Florida For Honda Classic By ARTHIANIXON Florida/Geogria Star Tiger Woods was in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida last weekend for the Honda Classic. Always the professional, Woods was a little concerned about his play on opening day. I hit a lot of pure putts today [Thursday], he said during a press conference. They rolled over a lot of edges. They just didn't quite go in. But wasn't disappointed with my lines. A couple bad reads out there. The grain kind of snagged it harder or less than I expected, but overall I hit the ball very good with my putts. He noted that the green was a little bit of a challenge. They are hard to hit the putts hard enough for me. I find that they look faster than they are putting,he said. I had to get committed to hitting the putts harder and getting past the hole, and when I start doing that, I will make the putts. But consequently, I also 3-putted one, too. I whipped it by there. Woods added that he didn't get a whole lot out of his round but hoped Friday would be better. All in all, he was humbled by the reception he received. It was incredible he said on Thursday. It's just pretty neat to be able to play in front of people like this. This is my new hometown. I live here. For everyone to come out and support this event, obviously with the charities involves, the Nicklaus family, it's a fantastic event.

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So many are saying that the loved Witney Houston had more than a friendship with Ray J. That has not been proven or admitted. But one thing, Ray Js book is no out DEATH OF THE CHEATING MAN: (Simon & Schuster/Atria/Strebor Books). Ray J serving as a fascinating case study--reveals the hidden truth about unfaithful men and exposes why he believes deceitfulness is the primary case of the demise of the American family. As Billieon outlines, step-by-step, what women need to know about how and why men manipulae their emotions, coauthor Ray J applies Billieons tenets to transform his own life from that of a reckless and indifferent playboy to a man capable of a committed and loving relationship. In a forthright, no-holds-bar style that is reiniscent of Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man, Billieron examines male cheating from a global perspective and reveals why powerful men such as John F. Kennedy, Tiger Woods and Arnold Schwarzenegger achieve incredible milestones in extraordinary ways but cant manage to avoid the temptations of cheating. He also teaches women: *how to stop enabling men to cheat; *how to create the New Monogamy; *how to recognize the signs that a man is cheating; *the difference between being faithful and being committed; *the danger of choosing pockets over pedigree; *how to know when its time to pull a Yoko Ono. At the heart of DEATH OF A CHEATING MAN is the chapter entitled The Six Virtues of a New Man, which Billieon notes is a list of the fundamentals every man needs to reinvent himself from a cheater to a reformed man. Billieon also points out that men should not look at their decisions or their outcomes as right or wrong. See them as consequences you can or cannot live with and base the outcome on how it affects you and others, he says. MARCH 3, 2012 THE STAR PAGE B-5 Fgcvj"qh"vjg"Ejgcvkpi"Ocp< What Every Woman Must Know About Men Who Strayby Maxwell Billieon and Ray J TGCN"NKHG"UVQTKGU WHAT HAPPENS when a beneficiary on a life insurance policy dies before the named insured dies? To understand this question, one must first understand that there are three people on every life insurance policy; some of these three people may be the same person. 1) The owner of the policy is the one who purchases the policy and is responsible for making premium payments and designating the beneficiary. 2) The beneficiary is the person who will receive payment upon the death of the insured, and maybe the same person as the owner. 3) The insured is the person whose death triggers the payment to the beneficiary. If the beneficiary dies before the insured and there is no alternate beneficiary, then the policy proceeds are paid into the estate of the insured. This is a situation where if the insured had a Will, the Will would determine how the policy proceeds are distributed. If there is no Will, then the Florida Probate Code would determine how the policy proceeds would be distributed. SITUATION: Mary, as owner, purchased a life insurance policy on the life of her sister, Debra, the insured. Because she was the owner, Mary also designated herself as the beneficiary of the policy. Mary made all premium payments on the policy for 10 years until it was paid up and no further premium payments were required. Then Mary died. Five years later her sister, Debra (the insured) died. The life insurance company spent about one year sending correspondence to Mary requesting that she file a claim to collect the policy proceeds. It was finally determined that Mary had died before Debra. It was then clear that an estate had to be opened for Debra so that policy proceeds could be paid into the estate and distributed in accordance with the Florida Probate Code. RESULT: Debras children were scattered around the Country with no clear addresses or contact information. However, there was no information that they were deceased. Therefore, when an estate was opened for Debra, the policy proceeds where paid into the estate. However, none of the beneficiaries of the estate (Debras children) could be located. Then, after one year, the money was paid by the probate Court into the unclaimed proceeds fund for the State of Florida. PREPLANNING CAN HELP; WE CAN HELP: Our caring and professional staff includes funeral directors, attorneys, counselors and insurance agents.

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INVITATION TO NEGOTIATEThe First Coast Workforce Development, Inc., (DBA WorkSource), will release an InvitationtoNegotiate on Monday, February 27, 2012 for Financial Auditing services to be performed July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2013 with an annual option to renew for up to 4 additional years. A copy of the request will be available beginning Monday, February 27, 2012 at http://www.worksourcefl.com/partner_vendor/r equest_for_proposals.aspx or at 1845 Town Center Blvd., Suite 250, Fleming Island, FL 32003. For additional information contact: D. Nevison 904/213-3800, x-2010. DEADLINE TO SUBMIT 11:00 AM (EST) April 2, 2012. Margarita Cadenas of Lyons, GA will be hiring 140 temporary farm workers. Needed from 330-2012 through 5-15-2012 @ 40 Hours per week. Duties include, Harvesting of Vidalia Onions. Wage is $9.39 per hr. or the prevailing wage rate. Guarantee of 3/4 of total hours offered. Employer furnishes work tools, supplies and equipment. Free housing is provided for workers that cannot reasonably return home at the end of the day. Transportation and subsistence expense provided with completion of 50% of the work contract. INTERESTED WORKERS SHOULD APPLY AT THE NEAREST GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF LABOR OFFICE AND PROVIDE THE OFFICE WITH A COPY OF THIS ADVERTISEMENT. REFERENCE JOB #GA 8001058 Christopher Martin of Hazlehurst, GA will be hiring 3 temporary farm workers. Needed from 41-2012 through 12-30-2012 @ 40 Hours per week. Duties include; Tractor knowledge, Plant Harvest and Maintenance for Cotton, Weat, Corn and Soybeans. Wage is $9.39 per hr. or the prevailing wage rate. Guarantee of 3/4 of total hours offered. Employer furnishes work tools, supplies and equipment. Free housing is provided for workers that cannot reasonably return home at the end of the day. Transportation and subsistence expense provided with completion of 50% of the work contract. INTERESTED WORKERS SHOULD APPLY AT THE NEAREST GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF LABOR OFFICE AND PROVIDE THE OFFICE WITH A COPY OF THIS ADVERTISEMENT. REFERENCE JOB #GA 8001470 Maria Rodriquez of Lyons, GA will be hiring 49 temporary farm workers. Needed from 4-102012 through 6-10-2012 @ 40 Hours per week. Duties include, Harvesting of Vidalia Onions. Wage is $9.39 per hr. or the prevailing wage rate. Guarantee of 3/4 of total hours offered. Employer furnishes work tools, supplies and equipment. Free housing is provided for workers that cannot reasonably return home at the end of the day. Transportation and subsistence expense provided with completion of 50% of the work contract. INTERESTED WORKERS SHOULD APPLY AT THE NEAREST GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF LABOR OFFICE AND PROVIDE THE OFFICE WITH A COPY OF THIS ADVERTISEMENT. REFERENCE JOB #GA 8003881 Tom Meeks of Alma, GA will be hiring 20 temporary farm workers. Needed from 3-20-2012 through 12-20-2012 @ 40 Hours per week. Duties include, Harvesting and maintenance of Blueberries. Wage is $9.39 per hr. or the prevailing wage rate. Guarantee of 3/4 of total hours offered. Employer furnishes work tools, supplies and equipment. Free housing is provided for workers that cannot reasonably return home at the end of the day. Transportation and subsistence expense provided with completion of 50% of the work contract. INTERESTED WORKERS SHOULD APPLY AT THE NEAREST GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF LABOR OFFICE AND PROVIDE THE OFFICE WITH A COPY OF THIS ADVERTISEMENT. REFERENCE JOB #GA 7998438 DONNA Hernandez of Lyons, GA will be hiring 74 temporary farm workers. Needed from 4-15-2012 through 6-25-2012 @ 40 Hours per week. Duties include, Harvesting of Blueberries. Wage is $9.39 per hr. or the prevailing wage rate. Guarantee of 3/4 of total hours offered. Employer furnishes work tools, supplies and equipment. Free housing is provided for workers that cannot reasonably return home at the end of the day. 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PAGE B-8 THE STAR MARCH 3, 2012 DQWPEG"VX"/"VGNGXKUKQP"QWT"YC[" EQOECUV"447."FKIKVCN"3904 Did you know that Civil Rights demonstrations and black sit-ins that began on August 13, 1960, led to "Ax Handle Saturday", on August 27, 1960. On this day, a group of 200 middle aged and older white men (allegedly some were also members of the Ku Klux Klan) gathered in Hemming Park armed with baseball bats and ax handles. They attacked the protesters conducting sit-ins. The violence spread, and the white mob started attacking all African-Americans in sight. Rumors were rampant on both sides that the unrest was spreading around the county (in reality, the violence stayed in relatively the same location, and did not spill over into the mostly-white, upper-class Cedar Hills neighborhood, for example). A black street gang called the "Boomerangs" attempted to protect the demonstrators. Police, who had not intervened when the protesters were attacked, now became involved, arresting members of the Boomerangs and other black residents who attempted to stop the beatings.

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MARCH 3, 2012 THE STARPR 1 Mayor Alvin Brown has announced an initiative aimed at helping more area students receive financial assistance to go to college. Mayor Browns College Student Aid Workshops is a public-private partnership to assist aspiring college students in completing their Free Application for Federal Student Aid at no cost to the student or taxpayers. This will help students overcome the hurdles in college enrollment, said Mayor Brown. The seven workshops will be facilitated by trained volunteers from the Indo-U.S. Chamber of Commerce of Northeast Florida. Financial aid directors from Edward Waters College, Florida State College at Jacksonville, Jacksonville University and the University of North Florida will not only train the volunteers, but also be on hand to answer questions. Volunteers from the Indo-U.S. Chamber will help students and parents fill out and complete the application, thus increasing the students chances at crucial financial aid. It is important for them to get into college and be able to get the necessary resources that they need, said Mayor Alvin Brown. What better way than to partner with all of these colleges and universities? The students will get an opportunity to essentially tap financial aid. That is one of the key determinants to see if they afford college, said Dr. Pramod Jain, President of the Indo-U.S. Chamber. If we can help them get into college with financial aid, what better contribution to the community than that? The first workshop will be held Saturday March 31st at Andrew Jackson High School from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. For a complete list of the workshops and more information, visit http://www.coj.net/fafsaworkshops. Mayor Browns College Student Aid Workshops AnnouncedLocal Chamber of Commerce Partners with City and Area Schools for FAFSA Guidance Omega Men! Tony Hill and friends stand in front of a statue of Dr. King at University of North Florida. This is the first statue of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., to be placed on a Florida college campus. The statue was created by artist Jasu Shilpi. Shilpi is the same artist who created the bronze Gandhi statute that is also located on the UNF campus, according to a news release from the school.

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MARCH 3, 2012 PREP RAP PR 2 How To Make A Great First ImpressionPHOTO SOURCE: (c) Getty Images Jose Luis Pelaez, Inc. (StatePoint) First impressions can last a long time, if not forever! So whether youre interviewing for a big job, having lunch with soonto-be in-laws or simply meeting people at a party, the initial get-together can be crucial. Theres no need to stress about first impressions. Relax and just be yourself, says Michelle Tillis Lederman, author of the new book, The 11 Laws of Likability, and founder and CEO of Executive Essentials. The first dialogue with an important new contact can be as easy, enjoyable and fulfilling as a conversation with old friends. To help people stop stressing over potential social pitfalls, Lederman offers several key tips for social situations. Be Curious Break the ice in any social situation by asking open-ended questions. Most people love to talk about themselves, so dont hesitate to rely on the tried and true, What do you do? Hobbies, interests, and goals are terrific topics that engage people. Be sure to pay attention so you can ask follow-up questions that show youve been listening. Probe with curiosity, but dont interrogate. If you hit a brick wall, dont panic. Simply change the conversation. Your goal is to uncover what you might have in common and what value you might bring to that person, stresses Lederman, who is also a faculty member of the American Management Association. Be Likable The best interactions we have are with the people we genuinely care for, and people like to do business and build relationships with people they like. To be liked, figure out what makes you uniquely likable and put forth a sincere positive energy when meeting someone for the first time. Likewise, discover what you like about the person with whom youre talking. They wont always be apparent, but in the face of differences, find commonalities. Focus on parallel life experiences and shared feelings. Happier, more comfortable relationships will be your result. Be Yourself Theres no need to fake it, says Lederman. The real you is the best you, and its the most powerful tool for forming real connections. There is no right way to interact with new people. Everyone has his or her own style. So show your authentic self and people should respond in kind, laying the bedrock for mutual understanding. Dont plaster on a fake smile. Even when talking to someone unpleasant, you usually can find something you admire about the person. Concentrate on positives and your conversation will transform for the better. More tips on making a winning first impression can be found in the book The 11 Laws of Likability, published by AMACOM Books, or online at www.michelletillislederman.com. Meeting new people is not always easy but with a positive attitude and a genuine smile you can make those first seconds count in your favor. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Are You Ready For March Madness?(SPM Wire) Catch the excitement of March Madness, even if youre a basketball novice. There are many ways to predict NCAA Tournament brackets without needing to know the difference between a layup and a dribble. Pick by Mascot: Sure, this is the clichd way to pick winners. But when else can you choose between an Orangeman and Blue Devil? Pick by Personal Connection: Second cousin went to Purdue? Go Boilermakers! Once drove through Madison? Wisconsins the pick. Pick Against Your Basketball Obsessed Friends: The NCAA Tournament is unpredictable. No matter how much people may know, one upset will derail their brackets faster than they can say Gonzaga. Plus, with a surprise win, youll have bragging rights through next March.Spring Is On The Way(SPM Wire) No matter if their winter was blustery or mild, many Americans are eagerly looking forward to spring. The first official day of the season, however, has nothing to do with groundhogs. Set for March 20th this year, the Vernal Equinox is one of only two days in the year with nearly equal daylight and dark. Worldwide, cultures celebrate the astronomical occurrence of the sun crossing the celestial equator. In the Northern Hemisphere, festivities take place to mark rebirth and coming warmer days. Easter, Nowruz (the Persian New Year) and Higan (a Japanese Buddhist tradition) are just a few examples of spring celebrations. The start of spring is a great time to learn about cultural traditions, or simply to put your coat in storage.

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MARCH 3, 2012 THE STARPR 4 Black Male Teachers Becoming Extinct(CNN) Take a moment and think of all the teachers you had between pre-K and twelfth grade. Now, how many of them were black men? For most people, this question wont take too long to answer. Thats because less than two percent of Americas teachers are black men, according to the Department of Education. That is less than 1 in 50 teachers. Terris King, 25, a kindergarten teacher at the Bishop John T. Walker School in Washington D.C., believes that for African-American children, having a strong role model in front of them can make a huge difference. I fit a void in their lives, King says, A lot of them have never felt what it feels like to shake a mans hand, [have him] look them in the eye, and tell them right from wrong. They need those things. They need someone in their lives whos strongthey need an African American male in their lives thats positive. This year, King has just over fifty African-American children from low-income households in his classes. I look out of my window, and I see gentlemen that are standing on the corner, and I look at my boys, and I can say to myself what Im going to teach in a day about whats right and whats wrong, might turn the path a little bit. Its this kind of impact that Education Secretary Arne Duncan says he is trying to replicate in classrooms around the country. He launched the Teach campaign and is actively trying to recruit more African-American men to go into teaching straight out of college. I think all of our students benefit from having a black male in the classroom, Duncan says, But particularly our young black males. I think what we havent talked about enough is that were competing with the gangs, were competing with the drug dealers on the corner, and when students fall through the cracks, when young people dont have that positive mentor, in a school setting, in the church or community, theres always a guy on the street corner that can say come my way. But if you ask most African-American men why they dont teach, theyll tell you-it just doesnt pay the bills. King says, Historically in our society there is an expectation that a man provides for their family. This is an added pressure, that warns against men becoming teachers because of the salary. The newly launched RESPECT Project is one way the Department of Education is trying to do just that. By offering incentives to teachers and school districts that will increase starting salaries and provide more professional development and training among other things, Secretary Duncan hopes to eliminate barriers and concerns that may keep qualified candidates away. There are African American men all over the country with skills, and with passion, that can serve these boys in so many capacities that they dont even know, King says. It makes a huge difference because [the students] are able to be comfortable with themselves, theyre able to see what theyll become one day, and if those images are positive, it raises their self identity to another level. King hopes that by reaching his young black boys early, hell be able to help them build a strong educational foundation that will allow them to buck another troubling trend: the low number of African American males entering and graduating from college. A recent report from the Department of Education showed that males are now a distinct minority on campuseven at historically black colleges and universities. Its an honor for me to be here with them. I feel like Im a part of a revolution in a sense because we get to see the future leaders of tomorrow starting right here. I think at Bishop Walker School, we really believe in our boys and we really believe that they can be anything that they want to be.

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Gang Members Arrested forCar Break-InsThree men were arrested on suspicion of breaking into dozens of cars. The three suspects were said to be in a gang known as the Felony Lane gang. The gang used stolen ATMcards and forged checks at bank drive-throughs in the past and they are known to break into vehicles, especially at hotel and restaurant parking lots. According tot he reports, the three suspects drove a rented black Jeep Cherokee to use for the crime. They often have a female, typically a drug user or a prostitute, to rent vehicles using a stolen ID. An unmarked unit was being driven by a detective, who spotted the Jeep switching over lanes quickly without signaling and crossing over a gore area. This lead the detective to conduct a traffic stop on the vehicle. Two of the men had their drivers licenses, while the other didnt. The person who rented the vehicle was not with the three suspects. A search of the vehicle revealed dozens of credit cards, debit cards, and gift cards. Cell phones, GPS devices, and cameras were also found. Police say a punch tool and a screwdriver was used to break into the cars and they also found out the break-ins happened at a hotel within the hour of the arrest. As the three suspects were being interviewed, victims were calling 911 saying their cars had broken into. One of the victims gave them her phone number and when she dialed it, one of the stolen phones started to ring. Police arrested Kelvin Washington, 26; Kevin Patterson, 32; and Dwight Evans, 28. They have all been charged with 5 counts each of entering auto offenses, possession of tools used in the commission of crimes and financial transaction card fraud. According to the reports, they all have extensive criminal history with numerous entering auto and other offenses. They are also being held without bond. Police encourage people to not keep their valuables in their vehicles. Crime and Justice Crime and JusticeA Publication of the Florida Star and Georgia StarMARCH 03 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. U.S. Navy Employee and Police Officer Exchange Fists A U.S. Navy employee was arrested after accidentally getting into a fight with a police officer. An officer arrived at a club in response to a fight that broke out. There was a large crowd around a security officer, who had a man pinned on the ground. Police went to break up the crowd and one officer approached 25-year-old Brian Keith Bethea, who lunged and started punching another man. When an officer pulled Bethea away from the crowd, he pushed him away. The officers were in their uniforms and the officer identified himself. Bethea was also told to calm down and to step outside. When the officer tried to escort him, Bethea started swinging. Bethea and the officer exchanged blows and a fist fight ensued. He stopped throwing punches after realizing he was fighting a police officer, who was left with a bloody nose. He then told police that he didnt know he was fighting an officer and said he only started swinging after the officer threw the first punch. Bethea was arrested and charged with felony battery on a law enforcement officer. He was released on $5,003 bail. Kelvin Washington Kevin Patterson Dwight Evans Brian Bethea

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MARCH 03 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. Carjacking Carjacking is a crime of opportunity a criminal searching for the most vulnerable potential victim. Sometimes it is the first step in another crime. If It Happens to You If the carjacker threatens you with a gun or other weapon, GIVE UP YOUR CAR! Dont argue. Your life is definitely worth more than a car! Get away from the area as quickly as possible. Try to remember what the carjacker looked like sex, race, age, hair and eye color, special features, clothes. REPORT THE CRIME IMMEDIATELY TO THE POLICE BY CALLING 9-11. Reducing Your Risk of Becoming a Victim Walk with purpose and STAY ALERT! Be wary of people asking for directions or handing out fliers. TRUST YOUR INSTINCTS! If something makes you feel uncomfortable or uneasy, get into your car quickly, lock the doors and drive away. ALWAYS approach your car with the key in your hand. Look around, under and inside the car before you get in. When you are on the road ALWAYS keep your doors locked and windows rolled up (if its hot and you dont have air conditioning, roll them up at least partway) no matter how short the distance youre traveling or how safe the neighborhood. Drive in the center lane to make it harder for potential carjackers to approach the car. AVOID driving alone. Travel with someone whenever possible, especially at night. When you are coming to a stop, leave enough room to maneuver around other cars, especially if you sense trouble and need to get away. Always drive with the doors locked. If a thief cant get in your vehicle, you stand a better chance of leaving with it. DONT stop to assist a stranger whose car has broken down. You can help instead by driving to the nearest phone (or using your cell phone) to call police for help. 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 Man Arrested for Breeding Dogs to FightA man was arrested for breeding dogs to fight and 17 dogs were rescued. The police have been investigating the case with the Human Society of the United States (HSUS) for more than a year. Willie B. Coleman was arrested at his home and confiscated the dogs he had in the backyard. The dogs were all American pit bull terriers, ranging from juvenile to adult ages. Some of the dogs had scars from injuries and also mutilated faces. One of the dogs were found with missing lips. The yard, where the dogs were found, was surrounded by a chain link fence with barbed wire on the top. Willie B. Coleman, 69, was said to have hit the HSUS radars three years ago after someone had called in to give them a tip, but there was not enough evidence. Colemans home was finally raided after enough investigation. Coleman was arrested and charged with 17 counts of animal fighting and one count of possessing equipment used for animal fighting. The charges carry a penalty of up to five years in prison and a $5,000 fine. Florida is said to be a popular place for dog fighting and brings in people from all over the country for the fights, which involves a lot of money. Dog fighting is also a felony in all 50 states. The HSUS offers rewards up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of people involved in illegal animal fighting. Call 877-TIP-HSUS (877-847-4787) to report any type of illegal animal fighting. Callers will remain anonymous. DNA on Dropped Mask Leads to Arrest A man had gotten away with robbery, until police were able to identify the suspect with the DNA on the mask that was dropped. 21-year-old Taurian Jarell Crosby was said to have entered a store around midnight in November of last year. Crosby displayed a gun and pointed it at a female clerk, who he then grabbed and dragged into an office in the store. Crosby came in contact with the manager and also grabbed her as well. He then took cash from the safe and fled the store. Witnesses say they saw Crosby drop his mask on the sidewalk as he was running away, which was recovered by police. After some investigation, technicians were able to match the DNA on the mask with Crosbys and an arrest was made. Crosby was charged with robbery and two counts of battery. He is being held without bond. Willie Coleman Taurian Crosby

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Man Arrested for Having Two Wives Memphis, TNIt is illegal to be married to more than one person. 47-year-old Boi Jones was arrested after his first wife found out about his second wife, whom he lived with for more than a year when he told her he needed some time away. Reverend Earle Fisher, who performed the wedding ceremony last year for Jones second marriage, said he had no knowledge of the mans first marriage. Jones was charged with bigamy, which is the crime of marrying a second time while a previous marriage is still in effect legally. His bond is set at $1,500 and in Tennessee, bigamy is only a misdemeanor. Man Shoots Wife, Daughter, and Kills Family Bird St. Louis, MOPolice say 25-year-old Antonio Green shot his wife and 3-year-old daughter in the head with a starter pistol, which shot blanks. He was also said to have doused them with lighter fluid. The girl was also said to have been hung by her neck with a leash. Police were called after the gunshots were heard and Green surrendered after a standoff. He threw the gun out the door and came out with the baby in his arms. Police also found the family pet bird dead and mutilated. Jones wife and daughter were taken to the hospital and his wife was treated and released, while the baby had to remain in the hospital for observation. Jones was arrested and faces multiple charges including kidnapping, assault, armed criminal action, and animal abuse. He is being held on a $1 million bond. MARCH 03, 2012 THE STAR C&J 3Bizarre Crimes Bizarre Crimeswho, what, when...huh? Other Unusual Crimes Across the Nation Man Robs Bank and Spends Money on Losing Lottery Tickets A man had robbed a bank and lost all his money after using it on losing lottery tickets. 60-year-old RonaldPaul Silva went to a bank and handed the teller a blank deposit slip. The teller gave the slip back to Silva, telling him it was blank. Silva then handed the teller a black bag and a note attached to it, saying that it was a robbery. When the teller told him she didnt have much money to give him, he pulled a gun from his waistband and displayed it to her. The gun was actually a pellet gun. Silva got away with a stack of $5 dollar bills, which totaled up to $130. He then went down the street to a Kangaroo store, where he spent all the money he stole from the bank, on losing lottery tickets. He left the store as he was from the start, empty handed. Silva was arrested the next day after investigators were provided with tips. He was charged with armed robbery, displaying a weapon during a felony and theft. Robber Drops Gun and Tries to Buy it Back Later A man was arrested after dropping a gun during a robbery and later trying to buy it back. Cedrick Mitchell, 39, had barged into a motel room, where two men were inside, and asked for pills. When they told him they didnt have any, Mitchell displayed a black handgun from his waistband and demanded everything they had. Instead of giving in, the men decided to fight. During the dispute, Mitchell dropped the gun from his hand and one of the men pepper sprayed his face. Mitchell then fled the room. Mitchell returned to the motel room moments later, begging the two men that he wanted to buy the gun he had dropped for $40. They did not give him the gun back, but instead, pepper sprayed him in the face again for the second time. He then ran away again. The men in the motel room called 911to report what had happened. Police arrived to the motel and one of the officers spotted Mitchell, who was immediately chased down. Mitchell was arrested and charged with home invasion robbery and resisting arrest without bond. Man Arrested Claimed Five Japanese Men Killed His Wife Police arrived to the home of Jesse Armstrong, 60, and found his wife dead on the living room floor. Armstrong told them that five Japanese men broke into the home, raped his wife, and strangled her. He also said they bit his hand when he tried to fight them off. Police found a glass pipe at the scene with white residue, which was suspected to be cocaine. A small plastic bag was found with more of the substance. When asking neighbors about Armstrongs story, they said Japanese men breaking into homes in their neighborhood didnt sound right. Armstrong was arrested and charged with misdemeanor battery on $50,000 bond. Records show this was not the first time Armstrong had been arrested and in 2005, he was charged for making a false report of a crime. Man Steals From Cemetery and Gives to People as Gifts Registered sex offender Jimmy Ray Goodall, 59, was reported to have stolen items that were placed on grave sites and giving them as gifts to neighbors. He took them from graves of all kinds of people, including kids and war veterans. An employee gave police Goodalls license plate number and they went to his home. Goodall was arrested on malicious acts at a cemetery, possession of stolen property and failure to comply with sex offender registration requirements.He is reported to have stolen $3,000 worth of items from the grave sites. Cedrick Mitchell Ronald Silva

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MARCH 03, 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: Rebecca Marie Andrews Offense: Traffic in Stolen Property Name: Vanessa Bagley Offense: Burglary Assault Any Person Name: Dywaine E. Anglin Offense: Traffic in Stolen Property Name: Natacha Sainteus Age: 16 Weight: 170 lbs Last seen: 2/10/12 Name: Gwendolyn B. Thompson Age: 17 Weight: 120 lbs Last seen: 2/14/12 Name: Carmen McQueen Age: 17 Weight: 145 lbs Last seen: 2/16/12 Name: Carmen L. Chamblee Age:14 Weight: 120 lbs Last seen: 2/14/12 Name: Allatawanna L. Gilchrist Age: 15 Weight: 110 lbs Last seen: 2/17/12 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 Armed Robbery SuspectPolice responded to a robbery of an individual at an ATM. According to the victim a black male, approximately 30 years old, wearing a blue jacket and holding a silver handgun approached her driver's door from behind and stated, "give me your money." The victim stated that she did not have any money and sped away from the scene. Anyone with any information about this armed robbery 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.