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Researchers are saying that Rihanna is not just a self-proclaimed good girl gone bad,Ž and Chris Brown may not be the only reason for her rude girl ways. Psychology professor Peter Johnson, according to reports, says women like Rihanna may e genetically predisposed to like bad boys. Professor Jonasons theory is called the Dark TriadŽ and defines the bad boy personality as a combination of narcissism, Machiavellianism and psychopath and lies at the heart of last weeks National Review writer, Kevin D. Williams that said Yes, Chicks Dig Jerks.Ž According to Jonason, narcissists are self obsessed and manipulative, psychopaths are impulsive, thrill-seeking and callous, and people with a Machiavellian nature are deceitful and exploitative, according to the Dark TriadŽ theory. Jonason tested his theory on 200 college students. The results showed that men who scored higher on the trio of traits normally had more partners and more interest in short-term relationships. Another study done by David Schmitt at Bradley University found a similar connection between female attraction and dark triad traits in the 37,000 people he surveyed. Rihannas and Chris Browns relationship recently returned when Brown attended her 24th birthday bash, according to reports. After the Veterans Administration (VA) denied his claim seven years ago and failed to get him a primary care appointment more than one year ago, Duval County Defendant known in court as Mr. Alvin is now on the fast track to receiving the long-awaited, deserved treatment options he was promised by the Navy back in the early 1970s. Though he only served a short time in the Vietnam Era, Mr. Alvin has earned the dubious distinction as being Duval Countys first-ever Veterans Treatment Court (VTC) Defendant. At precisely 11:15 a.m. on Friday, March 2nd in a 5th floor courtroom of the County courthouse, Magistrate Sampson called to order the inaugural Veterans Treatment Court Track of Adult Drug Court. In short order, Magistrate Sampson welcomed all parties, indicated his support of this new court function and released Mr. Alvin to Ms. Matthews who in minutes, connected the Veteran with the long awaited benefits he was entitled from the VA. The proceeding took 15 minutes. VTC Continued page A-2 yyy0vjghnqtkfcuvct0eqo 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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Cant Get to the Store? Have Vjg"Uvct Delivered! Vjg"Hnqtkfc"Uvct R0"Q0"Dqz"6284; Lcemuqpxknng."HN"54425 Vjg"Hnqtkfc"Uvct. Vjg"Igqtikc"Uvct# Korcev"Tcfkq CO3582 *;26+"988/::56 UKPEG"3;73 Veterans Treatment Court Begins in Duval CountyPublic Defender inspires tax-dollar saving program that provides critical help to Veterans Suspect arrested for Murder and Possession of a Weapon Ugg" Etkog"("Lwuvkeg Fqp)v"hqtigv"vq"$urtkpi hqtyctf0$"Cv"4"c0o0 Uwpfc{."Octej"33."4234 vjg"vkog"yknn""oqxg" hqtyctf"d{"qpg"jqwt0 Tragedy at Episcopal Students, parents and teachers of Episcopal School are still trying to figure out what caused Shane Schumerth, a teacher at the school to have 100 rounds of ammo with him when he killed the beloved director of the school, as well as himself with an AK-47. Ms. Regan had been at Episcopal for 34 years. A large memorial is scheduled Friday at 11 a.m. for Ms. Dale Regan. Mayor Alvin Brown said, I am still in shock over the tragedy at Episcopal. Santhea and I continue to pray for Dale Regan and her family. My thoughts are with the students, teachers and administrators at the school as they grieve the loss of this beloved educator. I ask our entire community to pray for the Regan family and the Episcopal family.Ž (Left: At 10:50 a.m., following routine Adult Drug Court Proceedings on March 2nd, Magistrate Sampson (pictured) called for a short recess to allow all appropriate parties involved in the administration of the VTC to meet one final time before the first-ever such proceeding takes place in Duval County. Representatives from multiple agencies were present at the short, recess meeting including; the Office of the Public Defender, Court Administration, the Office of State Attorney, the VA, The City of Jacksonville, Duval County Probation, River Region Treatment and six volunteer Veteran Mentors.) Dale Regan, head of Episcopal School, was shot and killed Pgyu"Cpejqt"Xgvgtcp"Uwg"Ukooqpu Ku"Ngv"Iq"Chvgt"54"[gctu"Qp"CktSimmons began her career at Channel 4, New York in 1980 and as is the highest paid anchorwoman for local stations in the country. Simmons' contract will be up in June, ending the longestrunning anchor team that is the legendary Sue Simmons and co-anchor Chuck Scarborough duo. Her more than three decades of airtime saw some classic television moments.. She is 68 years of age. Shane Schumerth, 28, a Spanish teacher at Episcopal School since 2010, was the gunman. It was March, 1965 when thousands marched with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to march from Selma, Ala to Montgomery to advocate for voting rights 47 years ago. In March 2012 thousands again marched for voting and immigrants rights, passing the torch. Octej"dgkpi"Yqogp‘u"Oqpvj."Tkjcppc‘u Cvvtcevkqp"vq"Ejtku"Dtqyp"ku"Fkuewuugf Etckinkuv"Mknngt"Uckf"jg fkf"kv"hqt"‰vjg"twuj“ Tiara Pool, 21 year old mother of two, murdered. David Sparre, 20, killer Tiara Pool, 21, of Jacksonville, was found dead in her apartment in July 2010 after Jacksonville Fire and Rescue responded to a call when a friend went to her home and found her there. Tiara was the mother of two sons. Her husband, a Navy Petty Officer, Michael Pool was deployed on a ship. Tiara was described by her sister-in-law as kind, ambitious and very smart. She was taking classes and truly concentrating on school. David Sparre, 20, of Waynesville, Georgia was found guilty of the murder. In fact, one month after a jury convicted him of first-degree murder, Sparre wrote a letter to his ex-girlfriend, stating that he planned the murder. According to the letter, he travelled to Jacksonville with murder on his mind. He selected Tiara after responding to her Craiglist ad. In his letter, he stated that he stabbed her 89 times. After she quit fighting, I titled her head and sliced her throat.Ž Sparre said he had killed before as a gang initiation rite. However, he had never stabbed anyone and so he thought it would be a good rush, so he did it. The jury voted 12-0 in favor of the death penalty for Sparre. He will face the death penalty after the judge completes the sentencing phase of his trial at the end of March 2012. Sue Simmons Hnqtkfc"Xqvkpi"Ncyu"Ejcnngpigf"D{"Lwuvkeg"Fgrctvogpv" U. S. Attorney General Eric Holder has now voiced his opposition to Floridas new voting laws that restricts voter registration drives and limits early voting. According to reports, the Department of Justice filed court papers last week requesting a trial for new voting laws in Florida. The new laws could drastically disrupt the states primary election schedule. Mr. Holder said that Florida has not met its burden on behalf of its covered counties, that the two sets of proposed voting changes are entitled to preclearance under Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act. Florida is one of more than a dozen states that have passed recent legislation that requires voters to show state-issued photo identification at the polls, places restrictions on third-party voter Florida Continued A2 Ugnoc"Octej"69"[gctu"Ncvgt Wpkvgu"Igpgtcvkqpu."Tcegu Hqt"Xqvkpi."Kookitcpvu)

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It is official! The Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture on the National Mall will be about Blacks, designed by Blacks and the construction managed by Blacks. This $500 million project will be totally unlike the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Monument which was manipulated and profited by behind the scenes white interests. I am so proud I get choked upŽ every time I dwell on the beautiful process. Lets first look at the Design/Architectural Team. The Lead Designer is David Adjaye. This brother is a native of Tanzania and now lives in London. He is arguably the best major designer in the world. His portfolio is full of popular buildings from around the world. Some of the work includes the Museum of Contemporary Art in Denver, the Nobel Peace Centre in Oslo, Norway, and the Skolkovo Moscow School of Management in Russia. Mr. Adjaye is giving the museum a classic Yoruba (West African) design. They picked one of the best through a competitive process and he happens to be one of us. Next is the Architect of Record. That distinction belongs to Philip Freelon, CEO of the Freelon Group a Black architectural firm based in Raleigh, North Carolina. Some of the projects the firm has performed are the Center for Civil & Human Rights, the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of African American History and Culture and the Museum of the African Diaspora. The other principal in the Design/Architectural component of the project is Max Bond who worked with the firm of Davis Brody Bond. Unfortunately, Max Bond died of cancer shortly after receiving the award. However, his firm continues to be active in the major undertaking. The above reality is proof positive that the age old tradition of architecture and design that began with the erection of the pyramids (which still stand today) continues on as a fine African tradition. They couldnt take it away from us and we just keep getting stronger. Now, lets look at the Construction Management side. Here, too, we find actual bona fide and qualified African American participation. The Sherman R. Smoot Construction Co. is one of the three partners on the Construction Management Team. Smoot is headquartered in Columbus, Ohio with satellite offices in several locations throughout the nation. Another partner is the H.J. Russell & Company based in Atlanta, Georgia with various offices throughout the nation. These two Black and family owned giants are teaming up Clark Construction, based in Bethesda, MD. This isnt window dressingŽ. These two firms have put up the bonds for the project and bring their financing to it. It is a real dealŽ and we should be so proud. The National Black Chamber of Commerce has had a very positive and enjoyable relationship with these two firms and is absolutely confident that Black contractors will get at least their fair share in the building of this giant project provided they bring their AŽ game to the competitive table. They will! The engineering, contracting, sub-contracting opportunities for the project are immense and transparent. Interested up and running businesses should go to this website: www.nmaahcproject.com This website is established for this project and there is a very sincere effort to include small businesses including minority owned firms who are bona fide and qualified. There will be no frontingŽ like on the Dr. King monument. This is the biggest single project in terms of Black participation. That is fitting in that the subject matter is our history. The funding for the project will be provided via 50% from the federal government (secured by President George W. Bush) and 50% by private donations. That is where we come in. I encourage all of you to become Charter Members of the National museum of African American History and Culture. Membership levels are: $25, $40, $100, $250 and $1,000. Please go to: www.AfricanAmerican.si.edu or email for a membership form at AAHCmember@si.edu Please give and spread the word to all your friends. Special thanks and recognition should go to the Honorable John Lewis (D … Georgia). Congressman Lewis was the Most Valuable PlayerŽ in getting this project accepted and funded. He was there at the beginning and he drove it to the finish line with daily devotion and commitment. His proud face was a beautiful sight as he held a shovel at the Official Groundbreaking on February 22. The NBCC is so thankful for his successful efforts that we plan to formally recognize him for that devotion. You know, we ought to build a statue of him right in front of the museum. Our children and grandchildren will read about this powerful fact of Black business acumen taking place day to day. They will see our legacy and fill their chestsŽ with pride. God is great! Mr. Alford is the co-founder, President/CEO of the National Black Chamber of Commerce. Website: www.nationalbcc.org Email: hal ford@nationalbcc.org PAGE A-2 THE STAR MARCH 10, 2012 Beyond the RhetoricA National Project Filled with Black PrideBy Harry C. Alford Duval VTC,Ž continued from A-1 The short history on Duval County VTC follows; in late March of 2011, Public Defender Matt Shirk publicly called for such a system, noting the tremendously low recidivism rate being realized in the few other VTCs operating around the country. He said Jacksonville strives to be the most Veteran-friendly community in America and this improves upon that reputation. Initially, Shirk faced opposition to VTC based on funding concerns, but support grew during subsequent months and the Court Administration determined in December that it would work creatively to establish the VTC. Promptly following that announcement, Shirk dedicated staff to coordinating the function, invited Veteran Mentors to sign up (Mentors are critical to the success of a VTC client because they have a unique understanding of his/her service related background), and now on March 2, 2012, the first proceeding has taken place. Because the VTC Program is brand new to Duval County, there is no way to predict how successful it will be,Ž said Public Defender Matt Shirk. Here are the facts; we identified more than 500 admitted veterans in the local criminal justice system in the last six months of 2011. This defines a significant need. Other jurisdictions (approximately 80 around the country) that operate a VTC are reporting as low as a zero recidivism rate (including Buffalo, NY and Palm Beach County, FL), while all others proudly say that very few participants re-offend. This proves the success. Finally, VA benefits will eventually cover the cost of those adjudicated in VTC taking that burden off the local taxpayer which is helpful to local government in these lean fiscal times.Ž Mr. Shirk continued: American servicemen and women are coming home from overseas conflicts in large numbers and military communities like Jacksonville will undoubtedly see an influx of combat veterans. The transition back to civilian life will be difficult for some of them, especially those who knowingly or unknowingly are suffering from service related injuries like Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). As we have seen in the past and in other jurisdictions, this can lead them into legal troubles. It is only fair to those who put their lives on the line for America that we extend them this common courtesy of assistance when they need it most.Ž Immediately following the VTC proceeding in Duval County Court on Friday, the programs first-ever client, Mr. Alvin, consults with his mentor, his attorney and his VJO coordinator. (L-R; John Holzbaur, Richard Gordon, Mr. Alvin and Charlotte Matthews.) Mr. Alvin noted that he couldnt recall a time that he had gotten this much attention.Ž VJO Matthews secured his longawaited, primary care appointment and will resubmit his service disability claim after that takes place. All parties involved say the first VTC proceeding for Mr. Alvin was a success and expect to serve more Vets on a weekly basis. registration groups such as the League of Women Voters, who, bcause of the new laws, are no longer pushing early voting. One of the things that will truly affect voters is the requirement for a state ID. When applying for a state drivers license or ID, a female, for example, must show every name change from birth. So suppose you are an elderly lady and have had more than one husband. You were born a Jones but now is a Johnson because you have lost three husbands. In this situation, you must provide proof of every name change since birth. This will require you to pay marriage and death record fees. A serious disadvantage for a 70 year old. The new regulations in Florida impose burdensome administrative requirements, onerously tight deadlines and heavy penalties for mishandling or not turning in voter registration forms on time. In addition, individuals who help people register to vote must be certified by the state and must submit each completed voter registration form within 48 hours as opposed to the 10 days previously allowed. The risks under the new laws include fines and criminal charges. Prior to the 2008 presidential election, many churches held Souls to the Polls Campaigns.Ž In this situation, the church would take vans and buses with their members and other church attendees to the polling places on the Sunday before Election. This would be the last day for early voting. Now, under the new laws, early voting on the Sunday prior to election day has been eliminated. In 2008, Floridas large Black and Latino population went out in masses to vote. Now many voter registration drives have ceased because of the new laws. Florida Continued from A-1

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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. ONE ACCORD MINISTRIES INTERNATIONAL, INC., 2971 Waller St. in Jacksonville celebrates its Birthday Bash for Bishop Dr. Jan D. Goodman, Sr., for his 26 years and in ministry for 33 years and the Churchs 18th Year Celebration. The Banquet is Saturday, March 10th at 6pm and the Closing is Sunday, March 11th during the 11am Service. For more information, call (904) 389-7373. THE JACKSONVILLE LOCAL ORGANIZING COMMITTEE FOR THE MILLIONS MORE MOVEMENT, INC., a non-profit local organization will on Monday, March 12th, between 10 am til 1 pm, give free hair cuts to the students of Mathew W. Gilbert High School. To donate money for support or volunteer, contact us at 904-354-1775, 904240-9133 or visit our website:www.realpagessite.com/jacksonvilleloc Help JLOC, MMM Inc., as we work to end the violence through a good, proper education, and not more incarcerations. JACKSONVILLE, FL ALFORD Donald, Jr., 56, died February 29, 2012. BERRIAN Robert, 72, died March 4, 2012. C.L. Page Mortuary, Inc. BOLDEN Mildred Lee, died March 5, 2012. BRYAN, Dean, 44, died March 4, 2012. BYNUM Sonya L., died March 5, 2012. CLOER Cheryl Ann, 59, died March 9, 2012. COBB Gary, Jr., died March 2, 2012. CULVER Herman Junior, 70, died March 2, 2012. DANIELS, Phyllis Abrams, died March 5, 2012. DELEGAL Evelyn, 75, died March 3, 2012. DRIGGERS, Stanley, died March 6, 2012. FOX Russell Wayne, 8, died March 4, 2012. GAMBLE, Catherine, 77, died March 2, 2012. GARDNER Early B., 87, died March 2, 2012. GRAMM Christine D., 72, died March 3, 2012. HAGER, John, 77, died March 2, 2012. HARGES Julia E., 78, died March 5, 2012. HARRIS Gladys V., died March 4, 2012. HARTUNG Jeffrey Brock, 34, died March 4, 2012. HORNER Mary L., 76, died March 4, 2012. HUGHES Lawrence Monroe, died February 29, 2012. JACKSON Courtney Ann, died March 3, 2012. JOHNSON, Sylvia Juanita, 70, died March 2, 2012. KEEPLER Tony, died March 1, 2012. McDOWELL JoAnn Lee, died March 2, 2012. McFARLAND Sherman P., Sr., 81, died March 4, 2012. MOODY Helen, 85, died March 1, 2012. NEWTON William Billy, Jr., 51, died March 1, 2012. POTEE Cressie Mae, died March 1, 2012. READER Jack T., died March 4, 2012. RIVERA Eric, 37, died March 2, 2012. ROGERS James S. Steve, 59, died March 4, 2012. ROY Jeannine T., 82, died March 1, 2012. SCHOLZ Frances, 86, died March 2, 2012. SOLOMON Darren Vance, 41, died March 1, 2012. STALLARD Cynthia Ann, 47, died March 2, 2012. SWAIN Rochell, died March 5, 2012. TONGOL Susan Daegele, 54, died Marcy 2, 2012. WILL Richard Curt, died March 4, 2012. WILLIAMS Curtis, Jr., 61, died March 5, 2012. ~*~GEORGIA DEATHS LUNDY Charles Edwin, died March 1, 2012. PAUL Bertha, died February 29, 2012. SANDERS Lillian Kay, 64, died March 1, 2012. Historic Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church 201 East Beaver St. (904) 355-9475 Rev. Pearce Edwing, Sr. Sunday Worship Service . . . . . . . . 10:00 a.m. Church School . . . . . . . . . 8:30 p.m. Wednesday Glory HourŽ Bible Study . . . . . . .10:00 a.m. Jehovah JirehŽ Bible Study . . . . . . 6:30 p.m. 2nd & 4th Thursday Young at Heart Ministry . . .10:00 a.m. Friday Joy Explosion Ministry . . . . . . . 6:30 p.m. The Church DirectoryCome and Worship With UsŽ New Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church1824 Prospect Street Jacksonville, FL 32208Sunday School ƒ..............ƒƒƒƒƒƒ..9:30 a.m. Sunday Morning Intercessory Prayer...............ƒ..10:45 a.m. Morning Worship ......................11:00 a.m. Youth Church 2nd & 3rd Sundays (Old Sanctuary) Tuesday Pastoral Bible Study ................ 7:00 p.m. Elder Arnitt Jones, Acting Pastor Rev. Joe Calhoun, Pastor Emeritus (904) 764-5727 Church GREATER EL-BETHEL DIVINE HOLINESS CHURCHThe Church Where Everybody Is SomebodyŽBishop Lorenzo Hall., Pastor Street Address: 723 W. 4th St. Jacksonville, Florida 32209 Mailing Address: P.O. Box 3575, Jacksonville, Florida 32206Church Telephone: (904) 359-0661 Home: (904) 358-8932 Cell: 710-1586Sunday School.......................................................................................9:30 a.m. Morning Worship.................................................................................11:00 a.m. Tuesday................................................Prayer Meeting & Bible Study,7:00 p.m. Thursday...............................................................................Joy Night,7:00 p.m.Email: Gospell75@aol.com Website: Greaterelbethel.org Faith In Our CommunitySchedule of Events and ServicesPAGE A-3 THE STAR MARCH 10, 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. Is Your Child Ready for Kindergarten? Austin Christian Academy for the Development of Excellence and Leadership, Inc. Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten(VPK) 12th Grade Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (VPK) is a quality education program aimed to help your child enter school prepared and ready to learn. All children 4 years old on or before September 1, 2010 and eligible for kindergarten in the fall of 2011 will qualify! A Florida Drivers License and the childs Birth Certificate are required for enrollment. A Social Security number for the child is also preferred, if available. Offering : A Beka Program, Arts and Crafts, Music/Computer Lab, Tutoring, Teen Parent Service Center, Field Trips, Extended Day 6:30 a.m. 6:30 p.m., Alternative Education, Community Hours NOW ENROLLING When: Monday Friday (9a.m. 5 p.m.) Where: 6901 N. Main St. (Greater Israel Baptist Church located on the corner of 59th and Main St.) Audrey A. White, Principal 6901 N. Main St., Jacksonvillle, FL 32208 (904) 647-5065 (904) 333-4290 We are redefining the world in which children live! AgapeFuneral Home and Cremation Services (904) 683-90931248 W. Edgewood Ave., Jacksonville, FL 32208Serving you with the finest in Professional Quality Funeral and Cremation Services with both financing and Affordability The Caring ProfessionalsŽ We would like to thank all of the many families that have allowed us the privilege of serving them. 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. 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If you have any information regarding this crime, please call First Coast Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS (8477). THERE IS A REWARD AVAILABLE!

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A LITTLE BIT OF COUNTRY. A WHOLE LOT OF SOUL! The Jacksonville Chapter of The Links, Inco rporated held its 9 th Annual Western Gala, an evening of dinner, dancing and games of chance. All profits from the event will underwrite support for the organizations targeted Jacksonville charities including the United Negro College Fund, the Sickle Cell Foundation, the Edward Waters College Scholarship Endowment, Eugene Butler Middle School, and childhood obesity initiatives in local elementary schools. Edward Waters College Scholarship Endowment was the recipient of $5,000, which was presented to Nathaniel Glover the colleges president. The successful event was attended by nearly 400 guests at the Jacksonville Fairgrounds which was transformed into a festive Dude Ranch. Attendees enjoyed a delicious dinner catered by Carrabbas Restaurant and Brusters Ice Cream and danced throughout the night. Additionally, prizes were awarded including an original oil painting by link Vivian Walker and 2 nights stay at the Rosen Shingle Creek Hotel in Orlando Florida. The Jacksonville Chapter of The Links, Incorporated was chartered in November of 1966. Photographs courtesy of the Jacksonville Chapter of The Links, Incorporated. PAGE A-4THE STARMARCH 10, 2012 Talk of the Town! Talk of the Town! By Frances Bradley Volume Burks, PhotographerE kaabo (eh-kah-bow). Welcome.

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Photo by Frank M. Powell, III, Photographer for The Florida Star Melina Buncome was one of eight children born to her parents on the Island of St. Thomas in the United States Virgin Islands. You know this when you see her smile, you feel as if the sun is shining. While in High School, Melina worked as a cashier at a grocery store. By the time Melina attended college, she had advanced to the position of Assistant Front End Manager. Melina was the first person in her family to attend college. She graduated with a B.A. in Political Science and a minor in Psychology. She also obtained an Associate Degree in Paralegal Studies. Melinas family instilled in her a strong work ethic, a strong sense of family commitment, a strong sense of personal achievement, a strong sense of community involvement, and a strong religious belief. These beliefs have always played an important role in guiding, shaping, forming, and defining Melinas life. When Melina moved to the United States to attend Law School, she did not leave these roots behind. She made sure that involvement in her church was given priority. She taught Sunday school classes and youth group. Currently, Melina is a Sunday school teacher at Southpoint Community Church and she also serve as a Greeter. While in Law School at Nova Southeastern University, Melina worked as a mediator for juveniles. She enjoys working with young people. Melina completed a research study of gangs in South Florida. After learning why so many young people joined gangs, Melina made it her goal to reach out to them any way she could. On any occasion, you can find Melina speaking to a group about the legal system, Black History or just giving words of motivation and support. You should see her cheering on the football team. Do not stand to close, she will make sure that the players on the field hear her encouraging words and you might be deafened by the end of the game. Her dedication to the community has kept Melina Buncome very busy. Being a single mother has not held her back, it just motivates her. Melina became a Girl Scout leader and assisted her daughter in earning her Gold Award. She became the association chair and is currently on the Board of Directors for Girl Scout of Gateway Counsel. Melina is a PTSA member and is the current PTSA president of First Coast High School. She volunteers for the Ask-A-Lawyer program sponsored by the Jacksonville Legal Aid. Melina Buncome has two college age young adults. She attended every recital, sports game and performances. Being active in her childrens lives was and is required. Melina was a member of each booster club and put in volunteer hours at the schools. Melina has been an attorney for 17 years. She has tried over 70 cases. Melina works in the Public Defenders Office where Matt Shirk is the Public Defender. Melina Buncome has held numerous positions at the PD Office to include: Juvenile, Repeat Offender, Special Defense (Major Crime) Senior Division Chief and Capital Crimes Attorney. Melina Buncome is the first African-American female to hold the position of Capital Crime Attorney in the Duval County Public Defenders Office. Hard work and dedication has placed Melina Buncome in the position to seek election as the next Circuit Court Judge. Her faith in God, experience and dedication to the community is what makes her the well-rounded individual that she is. You can expect fairness and justice from Melina Buncome. Her slogan is Justice for Allƒ.. It is Just that Simple.Ž Around The Area Around The Area PAGE A-6THE STARMARCH 10, 2012 Melina Buncome for Circuit Court Judge STREBOR AUTHOR RELEASES DEBUT NOVEL "The Gold Digger's Club" Sandy Neal, Freelance Writer/Photographer for The Florida Star(January 12, 2012) … Author Jaye Chere releases her debut novel, The Golddiggers Club, January 3, 2012 through Strebor/Atria/Simon & Schuster. The novel follows three friends and their relentless pursuit of money and status. Strebor Books, owned by New York Times Bestselling author Zane, was the first publisher Jaye approached. Zane signed Jaye to Strebor, less than 2 years after the Florida native put pen to paper. Im excited to start this new chapter as an author and grateful that Zane decided to give me an opportunity to embark on this journey,Ž Jaye said. Jaye was born and raised in Jacksonville, Florida. She graduated from Bethune-Cookman University (formerly Bethune-Cookman College) in 2003 and has a Bachelors degree in Mass Communications with a concentration in Public Relations/Advertising. Upon her graduation, she helped launch a fashion, beauty magazine and started an entertainment website. Jaye Chere is editor and publisher of Entertainment Wire (www.etwireonline.com), an online entertainment medium devoted to news, reviews and interviews. She has photographed, interviewed and written articles on entertainers and personalities, such as CSI: New York actor Hill Harper, TLC member and reality show star Chilli, singer Eric Bent, and comedian J. Anthony Brown. Author Jaye Cherie and FSCJ students in Professor Dominique creative writing class Author Jaye Cherie along with Eric Biaggini, a fan of "The Gold Digger's Club." Jaye Cherie was at FSCJ for a speaking engagement and book signing Author Jaye Cherie Carlina Williams, Melina Buncome for Circuit Court Judge, and Carl Williams Melina Buncome for Circuit Court Judge Group 29

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MARCH 10, 2012 THESTAR PAGEA-7 By ARTHIANIXON Caribbean News Editor All the stops were pulled out last week when Britians Prince Harry visited The Bahamas and Jamaica for the Queens Diamond Jubilee celebrations. Both countries are a part of the English speaking Caribbean and were until the 1970s still under British rule. The Prince had the opportunity to take part in several cultural events and followed in the footsteps of his mother, the late Princess Diana, by making it a priority to visit with the youth of the nations. Locals and tourists lined the streets and participated in several nationally recognized events to honor the young royal. Prince Harry Tours The Bahamas And Jamaica For Queens Diamond Jubilee Miss Bahamas World Sasha Joyce (left) and Miss Bahamas Universe Anastagia Pierre (center) share a laugh with the prince. Prior to the meeting, Pierre had declared that the prince was hot and said she would gladly consider marrying him. The prince asked her about it and she became an overnight media sensation (Photo:BIS) JAMAICA:Prince Harry beat Intl Athlete of the Year, Olympian Usain Bolt and took time out to strike the Caribbean King of tracks signature pose. (Photo by JIS) JAMAICA:Prince Harry meets with one of the few black female country leaders, Prime Minister Portia Simpson-Miller.(above) Left, the prince visits the University of the West Indies school of law to meet with faculty and tour the celebrated Caribbean campus. (Photos by JIS) A man of the military, Prince Harry got to show off his skills while visitng with the Jamaican Defense Force. (Photo by JIS) Prince Harry showed that he is still carrying on his mothers tradition of giving time to sick children by reading to the patients at the Bustamente Hospital, the only pediatric hospital in the Caribbean, located in Jamaica. He was joined by other dignitaries including the Governor-General who hosted a dinner in his honor. (Photo by JIS) Fairy tales came true for this young fan (above) who met the prince during a downtown parade in The Bahamas. Two little Junkanoo dancers got the opportunity to present the prince with a hand made crown (left). Photos by BIS The Royal Bahamas Police Force Band gets kudos/ Wife of the Prime Minister, Delores Ingraham; Prince Harry; His Excellency Sir Arthur Foulkes; Joan Lady Foulkes and Prime Minister the Rt Hon Hubert A Ingraham during a courtesy call to the Governor-General. (Photo BIS) Prince Harry brings greetings on behalf of his grandmother Queen Elizabeth II, while standing in front of a statue to honor a former British Queen before a ribbon cutting.(BIS Photo)

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PAGE A-8THE STAR MARCH 10, 2012 NKPEQNP"JKIJ"UEJQQN"/"ICKPGUXKNNG."HNQTKFC Fkf"{qw"cvvgpf"Nkpeqnp"qt"mpqyu"uqogqpg"yjq"fkfA Ngv‘u"lqkp"jcpfu"cpf"egngdtcvg"vjqug"fc{u Ygtg"{qw"kp"vjg"dcpf"qt"ejqtwuA""Igv"vqigvjgt"cpf"rgthqto"cickpEcnn<""574/596/;8:2"qt"574/4:3/8988gockn<" dcd{yjkvg3Beqz0pgv Friday, April 20 -Coronation and Meet & Greet Social Class competition Theme: The Instrument May be Broken; The Music Torn, but The Melody Plays on.Ž $25.00 Former members of the band and chorus are encouraged (begged) to participate. Please call one of the above numbers join the band or chorus again, for these events. Each class will provide own food and drinks. Saturday, April 21 Alumni Breakfast 9:30 a.m. Lincoln Middle School (Was the new Lincoln1001 SE 12 Street) $25.00 Saturday, April 21 Hall of Fame Banquet 6 p.m. Senior Recreation Center, 5701 NW 34th Street Hall of Fame nominees will be inducted. $45.00 Sunday, April 22 Church Service You thought you enjoyed the 2010 Reunion Join in for the exciting 2012 Rooms have been blocked off at the Cabot Lodge,3726 SW 40th Blvd. Call: 352-375-2400, Group Code #LHR420 for reservations. Dear old Lincoln High School, youre the world to me..... We are sons of thunder, we will not go under, we are the sons of Lincoln High.Ž

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Mayor Browns Walk for Senior Wellness and JaxKids Day Draws Thousands of People March 6, 2012 … Mayor Alvin Brown, along with about 1,000 senior citizens, laced up their walking shoes Saturday morning for a 1.5 mile walk at Metropolitan Park. Mayor Browns Walk for Senior Wellness was free and designed to promote active lifestyles for seniors. Our seniors can look back on a lifetime of accomplishments that helped to shape the foundation for our citys future,Ž said Mayor Brown. Events like the walk are meant to boost the quality of life for our seniors. It was encouraging to see such a great turnout.Ž The oldest walker was 91-years old. Participants were treated to a free health fair and a free nutritious lunch. After walking with the seniors, Mayor Brown headed over to JaxKids Day at the Main Library and Hemming Plaza. He spent time with children mending stuffed animals at the Teddy Bear Hospital and visited various educational and health booths geared towards families and children. The mayor also shot a few hoops with children and teens. More than 4,000 families took part in the activities. Jacksonville will grow stronger as we invest in our children,Ž said Mayor Brown. JaxKids Day was an impressive display of what can happen when caring people and organizations partner with the city for the good of young people. I want to thank everyone who made this years event a success. I also want to encourage everyone to continue building a stronger community through mentoring and getting involved with our schools.ŽMARCH 10, 2012 THESTAR LOCAL FLORIDA SECTION B Busy Weekend Focused on Seniors and Kids in Jacksonville Reviewed and Photographed by Marsha Dean Phelts and Lynnette Young The Broadway musical comedy, Into the Woods,Ž Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, written by James Lapine opened before a sold out audience at the Amelia Community Theatre. This delightful adult parody drawn from several Grimm Brothers fairytales kept the crowd laughing all evening long. The entire First Coast cast performed equally to those on Broadway. The talented Jill Dillingham served as Musical Director/Choreography. She has taught music on all levels from Pre-K through College and directed over 200 musicals. Her husband Gregg Dillingham is the Set/Designer for the show and their handsome son, Mark Turcotte, carried out his role as Rapunzels Prince. Of special note to the Florida Star/Georgia Star staff covering the event was the performance by Yulee High School sophomore, Jessica Mainor. This budding starlets role was small but Jessicas presence and voice were a true addition to the production. Jessica has been singing a long time, but is just beginning her acting career. Jessica played the role of the Cinderellas mother as a SpiritŽ while splendidly singing and dancing on and off stage through the theatre. Her brother, Rubin Mainor, served as a Production Assistant. The audience was shocked when Brooke Kasser as Little Red Ridding HoodŽ popped out of the belly of the sensuous wolf, Carey Dresser. This was followed by Grannys, (Kate Harris), whole body springing from the wolfs belly and the entire audience nearly jumped out of their seats. Like the Grimm Brothers Fairytales there are lessons and morals to be learned and at the Amelia Community Theatre these lessons played out through song, dance and comedy. Though there were numerous storybook characters the focus was on Cinderella, Jack and the Beanstalk and The Baker and His Wife. Each tale has a twist that takes it away from the traditional stories as we know them and that Lived happily ever afterŽ line has a twist of its own. Tennessee Williams; A Streetcar Named DesireŽ runs from April 12-28; Robert Harlings Steel Magnolias runs from June 7-23 and Neil Simons Gods Favorite runs August 2-18. This was truly a great performance. The Florida/Georgia Star plans to bring you more from the Amelia Community Theatre. INTO THE WOODS Into the Woods, Jessica Mainor performing as the Spirit Mother of Cinderella. Jan Bryant and Arva Butler Linda and Bill Raser Amelia Island artist Charbonnet artist and author Lynnette Young Gerald and Julie Mainor enjoy opening night of "Into the Woods,Ž parents of Jessica, Spirtimother of Cinderella

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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. 35TH ANNUAL GATE RIVER RUN: Saturday, March 10, 2012,atEverBank Field, 1 Everbank Field Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Contact 904.633.6100 for more information. JSYO SPRING CONCERT this Sunday, March 11, 2012,Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, 300 W. Water Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. For additional information call 904.354.5547. STRANGE MATTER: Sunday, March 11, 2012, Museum of Science and History (MOSH), 1025 Museum Circle, Jacksonville, FL 32207. OPEN MIC NIGHT on Tuesday, March 13, 2012, at the Northstar "The Pizza Bar", 119 Bay St. E., Jacksonville, FL 32202. Contact 904.860.5451 for all information. Pre-K Day at MOSH, onWednesday, March 14, 2012, Museum of Science and History (MOSH), 1025 Museum Circle, Jacksonville, FL 32207. Call 904.396.MOSH for more information. Downtown After Hours, Burrito Gallery, onThursday, March 15, 2012, 21 E. Adams St., Jacksonville, FL 32202. Call 904.598.2922 for any information. CLASSICAL MADNESS: Friday, March 16, 2012, at the Times Union Center for Performing Arts, 300 W. Water Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Please contact 904.633.6110 for more information. RIVER REGION HUMAN SERVICES CHILDRENS OUTREACH DEPARTMENTwill be hosting a health fair on Saturday, March 24th at the Justina Community Center, 3101-3 Justina Rd.For more information, call 7453063. Community ActivitiesPAGE B 2THE STAR MARCH 10, 2012 /Tips For Reducing Low Back Pain r Rek Pain (StatePoint) Have an aching back? Youre not alone. Low back pain (LBP) is one of the most common reasons people see physicians. About one in four adults reported having LBP lasting at least one whole day in the past three months. Most often, the pain is caused by strain on bones, muscles, or ligaments. While low back pain usually gets better after a few weeks of proper treatment, there are ways you can reduce or avoid it. Prevention begins with lifting heavy objects carefully, maintaining a healthy weight, and exercising regularly. If you have pain, make an appointment with your physician to locate it and rule out a serious problem. Tell your physician if you are having weight loss, fevers, weakness or loss of feeling in your legs, or any other symptoms. Treatment options for LBP include medications, heating pads, exercise, or physical therapy. Remaining active is more effective than bed rest. If you need to have bed rest to alleviate severe pain, return to normal activities as soon as possible. Doctors often order diagnostic imaging tests for patients with LBP that is not associated with any serious underlying disease. But after reviewing the clinical evidence, the American College of Physicians (ACP) -a national organization of internal medicine physicians -says that doctors should avoid this common practice. In most patients without serious underlying disorders, there is substantial improvement within a few days to a month with exercise and medications,Ž says Dr. Virginia Hood, president of ACP. ACP found that diagnostic imaging tests such as X-rays, MRIs, and CT scans do not improve the health of patients with LBP that is due to strain on muscles, bones, or ligaments. About 85 percent of patients fall into this category. Some evidence even suggested there are increased risks for patients getting unnecessary diagnostic imaging tests. These tests usually lead to further unnecessary tests, referrals, follow ups, and interventions that have no positive impact on the clinical outcomes of patients. Radiation exposure due to imaging tests can even increase risk for cancer over time. ACP recommends that diagnostic imaging tests be reserved for select higher-risk patients who have major risk factors for or signs of spinal conditions, such as spinal stenosis, sciatica, vertebral compression fracture, cancer, or infection, or those who are candidates for invasive interventions. For more information, visit www.acponline.org ACPs recommendations are part of its High Value, Cost-Conscious Care initiative, which is designed to help physicians provide the best possible care to their patients while reducing unnecessary health care costs without impacting patients health. Unnecessary diagnostic imaging tests are all too common and a significant component of our nations escalating health care costs,Ž says Dr. Hood. More testing does not mean better care. The best way to maintain effective care is to identify and eliminate wasteful practices that dont help patients or may even cause harm.Ž ULYSSES W. WATKINS JR., MD HEALTH NOTES TRIGEMINAL NEURALGIA (Tic Douloureux) GENERAL INFORMATION DEFINITION: A nerve condition that causes brief, but often severe, face pain. BODY PARTS INVOLVED: Nerve branches from the trigeminal or 5th cranial nerve (nerve from the brain that supplies sensationto the face, scalp, teeth, mouth and nose). SEX OR AGE MOST AFFECTED: Adults over 40, usually men. SIGNS & SYMPTOMS: Severe face pain, described as jabbingŽ or searingŽ. Pain is often triggered by touching or stroking the face, brushing teeth, shaving, exposure to wind or chewing. Bouts of pain usually last 1 to 15 minutes. Attacks may occure several times a day, or may disappear for weeks or months. Between bouts, there is little or no discomfort. CAUSES Pressure on the nerve from adjacent blood vessels (sometimes). *Unknown (often). RISK INCREASES WITH Multiple sclerosis. *Rheumatoid arthritis. *Sjogrens syndrome (a chronic, inflammatory disorder). HOW TO PREVENT: No specific preventative measures. WHAT TO EXPECT DIAGNOSTIC MEASURES Your own observation of symptoms. *Medical history and physical exam by a doctor. *X-rays of the hea to rule out other conditions, such as brain tumor. APPROPRIATE HEALTH CARE Self-care after diagnosis. *Doctors treatment. *Most patients obtain pain relief with anticonvulsant medication. However, as time goes by, the drugs may become ineffective in some patientsand the pain breaks throughŽ. *Surgical approach to the problem can be effective. Usually involves one of two methods, percutaneous procedures or microvascular decompres sion. If pain recurs (after a few years) following either procedure, a per cutaneous procedure is recommended as further treatment. DIAGNOSTIC MEASURES Your own observation of symptoms. *Medical history and physical exam by a doctor. *X-rays of the head to rule out other condtions, such as brain tumor. POSSIBLE COMPLICATIONS: Interference with normal activities from frequent, severe pain episodes. PROBABLE OUTCOME: Symptom relief is usually possible with medication, sometimes surgery may be required. A patient may experience pain-free intervals (months to years)and then the pain returns exactly as before. HOW TO TREAT GENERAL MEASURES Following are suggestions of ways to prevent sudden pain; Avoid blasts of hot or cold air. Chew on the unaffected side of the mouth. Grow a beard. *Assure good oral health with dental checkups at lease twice a year. MEDICATION: Your doctor may prescribe: Carbamazepine, an anticonvulsant it is effective in treating trigemi nal neuralgia. *Baclofen for people who are sensitive to carbamazepine. ACTIVITY: No restrictions. DIET: No special diet. CALL YOUR DOCTOR IF You have symptoms of trigeminal neuralgia. *New, unexplained symptoms develop. Drugs used in treatment may produce side effects. Health Notes Announcements, meetings, happenings, and community events scheduled in Jacksonville and the surrounding area ThosREAL LIFE STORIES ARE YOU A VICTIM OF BAIT AND SWITCH? Do not be fooled! Bait and switch advertising is a form of fraud, most commonly used in retail sales, but is also used in other contexts as well. THE BAIT: The bait and switch fraudulent practice is one where a consumer is baitedŽ into a business with an offer of products or services at a very low and sometimes unreasonably low price. Then once the costumer comes into the business, the switchŽ is made. The switchŽ is made by suggesting that the product or service that was offered at a low price is no longer available, or they were offered in limited quantities. However, many times the product will be available at the low price, but the seller either knew or should have known at the time of the offer that such product or service was undesirable or unacceptable to the public in general. THE SWITCH: Once the consumer gets into the office and has begun negotiations, then the seller will pull the switchŽ to a more costly product. At the end of the day, the consumer ends up spending more than they had planned to spend. In some cases, what is sold cost no greater than what the consumer would have spent elsewhere, but the problem is that they were fraudulently drawn into the business in the first place. You have often heard the phrase if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.Ž ADVICE: If you see a product or service that is offered at an unreasonably low price, take the opportunity to shop around and compare prices, products and services so that you do not become a victim of bait and switch. BE A SMART SHOPPER! Unfortunately, this practice is sometimes used in the legal profession and the funeral home industry. It is particularly disturbing when used in the funeral home industry where consumers are already under a great deal of emotional stress, grief and time constraints. Many times the consumer will take the switch because their emotional state will not allow them to fight back. PREPLANNING CAN HELP; WE CAN HELP : Our caring and professional staff includes funeral directors, attorneys, counselors and insurance agents. PREPLANNING SERVICS SERVICES AT TIME OF DEATH AFTERCARE SERVICES P ROBATE OF ESTATES 529 Kingsley Avenue OrangePark, Florida 32073 (904) 264-1233 bivensfuneralhome.com

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THESTAR LOCAL GEORGIASECTION B Sinai Seniors Ball Celebrates Brunswicks Oldest Residents With Delightful Dinner MARCH, 2012 Glynn Academy Students Help Others State Headlines ATLANTA: Bobbi Kristina Brown is the sole heir to Whitney Houstons estimated $20 million estate. The 19 year-old daughter of late superstar and former pop singer Bobby Brown will have to wait until she is 21 to access the trust.She will also get an additional payout at 25 and another one at 30. The estate includes her mothers cars, clothes, jewelry, personal effects and more. Her grandmother Cissy Houston was named executor. Bobby Brown was also named in the 19-page document but will not receive anything. Houston apparently drafted a will back in 2003, one month before she gave birth to her daughter and had it amended in 2000. Bobbi Kristina gave her first interview after her mothers demise with long time family friend Oprah Winfrey on March 9. The will was filed in Atlanta last week Wednesday.Whitney Houston Will Filed In Atlanta: Daughter To Get Everything American Sign Language Students Elizabeth Holmes, Dushaun McKnight, and Keith Simms (above) recently traveled to Georgia Academy for the Blind in Macon to act as sighted guides for an overnight teenage deafblind workshop. Students helped guide deaf-blind teens to the dormitories and cafeteria as well as participated in role played activities. Senior, Dushaun McKnight (left) volunteers with Habitat for Humanity as part of a Job Shadowing or Community Service opportunity promoted March 5th & March 9th for students enrolled at the Golden Isles Career Academy. Dushaun is taking Construction Science with Mr. OQuinn.(Photos Glynn Academy) Celebrity Chef Paula Deen And Brother Accused Of Using & Condoning Racial Slurs and Harrassment SAVANNAH: Lisa T. Jackson a white fomer manager who managed many black employees with T Chef Paula Deen and her brother filed a suit in court claimingover the course of five yearsnumerous and frequent complaints of racial and sexual harassment and other abusive treatment that was ignored by executives. She also claimed Deen herself, used derogatory names when describing blacks. Photographers Angela Favors-Morrell and Gayle Bowman-Compton were on hand when Dr. John D. Perry, II and and the Mt. Sinai Missionary Baptist church paid homage to the communitys seniors in their Seniors Ball and Dinner. Also taking part in the festivities was Min. James Howard is the founder and organizer of the seniors outreach ministry. The event drew a crowd of local residents who proved that age is nothing but a number and just like fine wine, they keep getting better with age. Dancing, dining and tributes were the highlight of the event which was held at Seldon Park recently. Professional and friendly servers were also commended for taking their time to treat the seniors and guests like royalty

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MARCH10, 2012 THESTAR World Reknown Harlem Globetrotters Hoop It Up In Jacksonville With Spectacular Show PAGEB-4 By FARRISLONG Florida/Georgia Star Photos: Sandy Neal When it comes to major entertainment venues in the city, Jacksonville had three big choices on Friday night March 2The Monster Truck Show, R&B artist Monica, and a performance by the world famous Harlem Globetrotters. Thousands of people of all cultures filled the stands at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena to witness the legacy of the Harlem Globetrotters continue. The faces of all the kids, (and the kids at heart) lit up when the signature whistling sound of Sweet Georgia BrownŽ played across the loud speakers and the show began. Simply put, the mixture of athleticism, comedy, and theater rolled into one made it an excellent family friendly experience. The show was filled with the tricks, antics, and thrills that families have come to love since the early 1920's, when the team was founded. They have a rich history of dazzling audiences in over 180 countries around the world. The Globetrotters was at one time, the home to such NBA greats as Wilt Chamberlain and Meadowlark Lemon. Over the last two years, Jacksonville's very own, E3 Business Group, under the leadership of executive director, Anthony Butler, has played a major role in various Globetrotters games "E3 is a national partner with the Harlem Globetrotters helping to expose the game to a more diverse audience. Our goal is to send 5,000 children to see them nationwide. To date we have helped over 1000 children and their families enjoy the 2012 World Tour." If you would like to give a donation and help sponsor disadvantaged children across the country to enjoy this event please call the E3 office at the number below. With ticket prices as low as $20, it was surprising to see such a low turnout of african-americans in attendance. It presents the twitter question of the week: Why is african-american turnout to family events in our city like this so poor. Tweet your comments and thoughts to me at @farrislong. Jacksonville serves as the national headquarters and Center for Entrepreneur Development for the E3 Business Group, Inc. E3 is a nonprofit support group for over 80 local and 400 nationally based aspiring entrepreneurs...Its mission is to educate, encourage and empower entrepreneurs to succeed in business while giving back to their community. To find out more about E3 call 888-525-2299 x119 Suns Hold Open Auditions For National Anthem Singers With the regular season only weeks away, the Jacksonville Suns will hold an open casting call for National Anthem singers and Bat Boy signups at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville on Saturday, March 17th, from 9:00am until noon. The Suns have seventy dates to fill with National Anthem singers. Auditions will be held on the field and singers will be asked to perform the song in a traditional fashion and in its entirety. All ages are welcome and instrumentalists or vocal groups are also encouraged to audition. Jacksonville Autoshow Pulls Out All The Stops With Hot Rides The highly anticipated 48th Annual Bob Hayes Invitational Track and Field Meet will get underway this weekend in Jacksonville. On Monday, the James (Coach) Day Scholarship Golf Tournament will be held at the Eagle Landing Golf Club on 3989 Eagle Landing Pkwy. A press conference will take place on Tuesday at the Raines High Track. The Middle School Track and Field Meet will take place at Earl Kitchings stadium, Raines High Friday on Friday at 2pm, following a developmental clinic at 11am. The main event however, is set for Saturday beginning at 8am at the Bob Hayes Invitational Track and Field Meet at Raines High School. For more information contact: Henry Smith at 904-222-1075 Al and Jayden Spencer (Grandfather and grandson) standing beside the New 2012 Dodge Ram 1500 Ezra Paris Madrid, sitting on the 2012 Corvette Photos by Sandy Neal, Florida/Georgia Star Lorne Green of Jax sitting inside the new 2012 Honda Accord Coupe 2012 Porsche 991 S Coupe48th Annual Bob Hayes International Track and Field Meet To Be Held This Weekend Bull gets big laughs playing a little too close to the net Big Easy gets by with a lay up Daryl K. Scott, 8 a future Globetrotter Baller (L-R)Marcus Ant, Joshua, mom Biji and Rachel lucky fans at the Pre-Game Meet & Greet. Globetrotters dancing to their signature song Bones takes it to the hoop.

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It took a minute to track down the actor who played one of my favorite roles in Red Tails, the much talked about George Lucas film about the heroic Tuskegee fighter pilots who were the first Black Afrikans to fly combat missions for the U.S. Army Air Corps in WWII. With all of the promotional stops various cast members are making, it was worth the wait to finally have a moment to chat with Marcus T. Paulk who turned in an outstanding performance as David Deke Watkins. Paulk is a native Angelino and has been acting since early childhood. He may best be known from his six seasons as singer/actress Brandys little brother Myles Mitchell on Moesha and the smash hit movie Roll Bounce with rapper/actor Bow Wow as well as a string of TV appearances on shows like Grace Under Fire, Ma Because George Lucas put up his own money to get this movie made after twenty years of studio decision makers saying no, was their any unsaid pressure on the cast when making this film? Paulk responds, We all knew that we had a huge responsibility. But it actually kind of put a fire under us, made us go harder and I think the outcome kind of shows that in the film. We had a great time making it and we came together as a team and everybody was excited. But I dont think we tried to think so much about all of those small things that were negative or some what like obstacles because when we got to the set and things and we were studying for this film, we didnt think too much about that stuff. It wasnt so much that Hollywood really didnt want to make it. To me George is Hollywood so somebody wanted to make it and it got done. When Paulk first got a copy of the script, what impression did he have of deke and how did he approach playing him? He ponders, It kind of got changed around a little bit. Actually, I thought it was necessary in a film like that. In the military and anywhere you go there are people who are very religious and there are always believers around so it was important that, that role was in the film. When it came to me going out for it, I was like, its cool. Its something that I can embody and something I can relate to. So I was excited about it. They had a boot camp to get the actors acclimated to a real military feel of 1944. What was Paulks experience with that? He really lights up on this one, Aw man, boot camp was so intense. We were doing a large amount of marching, we stayed in a bunker, it was freezing cold, we did a nine mile hike through the mud and we had water training. I learned how to make a floating device out of my pants which was pretty cool. It was a great experience, kind of like a beautiful nightmare. The actors actually sat down to talk with the real Tuskegee pilots. How humbling was it to converse with the guys who actually did this stuff? Paulk expresses, It was definitely an honor. To be able to be that close and talking with American heroes and also going to be portraying them is something that you can only dream of because its like putting us in the new position to be the new rock stars. Because in 1944, the 1940s, they were the Black men who stood out at that time. There was nobody really doing what they were doing and they were smart, educated Black men. And then meeting them face to face to see that they are 80 years old but they are so full of life, watching them talk about the stories and how they happened. And they get into maybe a little oh thats not how it happened, it was like this and we were watching them go back and forth and it was really fun for us guys to watch and soak that up so we could portray these great men. THESTARENTERTAINMENT Marcus T. PaulkHonors Tuskegee Airmen With A Great Performance! By Rych McCain, feedbackrych@sbcglobal.net and Facebook Photo Courtesy of 20th Century Fox Pictures Condolences: Our deepest, spiritual meditations and thoughts go out to the family, friends and fans of the late, great Don Cornelius who was found dead at his Sherman Oaks, CA home from a self inflicted gun shot wound to the head according to LAPD officials. Cornelius was 75. His creation of the Soul Train TV dance show in 1970 revolutionized and changed American entertainment. Soul Train made television history not only by becoming the longest first run TV series (1970-2006) but created and expanded Black Advertisement on the airways while introducing America to the Black culture of dance, style and the famed Soul Train Line. Many Black entertainers owe their break into stardom to Cornelius and Soul Train. We will surely miss you D.C.! TV: Be sure to tune into The Grammys this Sunday, Feb. 12th on CBS-TV from 8 11:30 PM (ET/PT). LL Cool J will host a parade of stars on Musics Biggest Night! The broadcast will happen in high definition and 5.1 surround sound. You can also catch it online at Grammy.com, CBS.com and YouTube.com/thegrammys. Chris Brown, Foo Fighters, Adele, Lil Wayne, Glenn Campbell, Paul McCartney, Nicki Minaj, Bruno Mars and a ton more will be there to light up the night live from The Staples Center in LA. Endorsements: Last Sunday, Mars Chocolate North America introduced the world to the sixth M&M'S Brand character, Ms. Brown, during the first quarter of Super Bowl XLVI. The M&M'S Brand also revealed the sweet voice behind Ms. Brown -television, film, Broadway and music superstar, Vanessa Williams. Ms. Brown will occupy the national spotlight throughout 2012 to showcase that M&M'S are not your average milk chocolate. She'll be featured in a series of television, print and digital ads, instore displays, promotions, as well as on Facebook and Twitter Movies: Red Tails. 20th Century Fox Pictures and Partnership Pictures. Starring Terrence Howard, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Nate Parker, David Oyelowo, Marcus T. Paulk, Ne-Yo and Tristan Wilds. Directed by Anthony Hemingway. Screenplay by Aaron McGruder. Story by John Ridllley based in part on John Holways book Red Tails Black .Wings. Produced by Charles Floyd Johnson and Rick McCallum. Executive Producer George Lucas. It is about time that the first Black fighter pilots to engage in combat during WWII had their day on the big screen. Hollywood didnt want to make this movie but George Lucas did. The film centers on the famed 332nd Fighter Group that trained at the Tuskegee Institute and were stationed at the segregated, all Black Ramitelli, Italy airbase where they established and broke many air combat records. They flew with valor and distinction despite the racist dumb stuff they had to put up with from their own side. This film deserve the support from not only Blacks but from all Americans because it werent for these chocolate pilots, there may have been a different outcome to WWII and one the U.S. wouldnt have liked. Safe House. Universal Pictures. Starring Denzel Washington, Ryan Reynolds, Brendan Gleeson, Sam Shepard, Vera Farmiga and Fare Fares. Directed by Daniel Espinosa. Screenplay by David Guggenheim. Produced by Scott Stuber. Matt Weston (Reynolds) is a low level, flunkie, CIA operative who babysits a CIA safe house for people they arrest and hide in Cape Town, South Africa. He is bored out of his mind and wants to be promoted to the real field until fugitive rogue former CIA operative Tobin Frost (Washington) is brought in. We now have an action thrill ride and a who can trust who game going on. We have us a good flick here with plenty of action and suspense. Hit me up at feedbackrych@sbcglobal.net Study, Observe and Win! Rych Rych McCains Hollyhood Notes!By Rych McCain, feedbackrych@sbcglobal.net BRING THE WHOLE FAMILY FOR A WEEKEND OF SUN, FUN & HEALTHY LIVING AT FLORIDA BLUE PRESENTS FUN AND FIT AS A FAMILY SPONSORED BY CARNIVAL FEATURING KELLOGGS KIDZ KITCHEN Produced by the same team behind the Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival presented by FOOD & WINE, Florida Blue presents Fun and Fit as a Family sponsored by Carnival featuring Kelloggs Kidz Kitchen will return for its fifth year, February 25 & 26, 2012. Taking place at Jungle Island, one of Miamis premier theme parks, the event will once again bring together everyones favorite celebrity chefs, culinary personalities, health and fitness professionals, and more for a weekend of interactive learning for the whole family! The most important mission we can undertake as food professionals is to teach children about what it means to cook and eat healthy foods, notes Andrew Zimmern, host of Travel Channels Bizarre Foods. As a dad, I personally understand the vital need to keep it fun in the kitchen, and when I do, our son responds as enthusiastically as the massive crowds of children we see on the road whenever we do these interactive demos. Fun and Fit as a Family once again welcomes a star-studded roster of chefs and culinary talent to help educate families about how to make healthier eating choices. Culinary demonstrations in the Kelloggs Kidz Kitchen have become an annual highlight for children and parents alike, as everyones favorite personalities create healthy dishes worth getting excited about. The 2012 roster includes demonstrations from Sunny Anderson, Rocco DiSpirito, Guy Fieri, Robert Irvine, Rachael Ray, and Andrew Zimmern. Kids get the chance to experiment with all the major food groups first-hand in the Whole Foods Market Food Lab presented by Vitamix. There, Nickelodeons Reed Alexander along with Michelle Bernstein, Adrianne Calvo, Melissa dArabian, Rocco DiSpirito, and Jeff Mauro will guide children 5 years of age and up through hands-on recipe testing using only the freshest ingredients for healthy results that are sure to make the whole family happy. Physical fitness activities provided by Florida International University and healthy food samplings from sponsors such as Badia, Barilla, Bertolli, Goya, Pollo Tropical and many more are sure to keep the entire family active and satisfied for the whole day of enjoying the fascinating animal exhibits at Jungle Islands unprecedented sustainable natural environment. The purpose of Fun and Fit as a Family is to educate children and parents about healthy lifestyle options in a hands-on manner that fosters true understanding of the options available to families. Vibrant activities from Carnival and an interactive garden experience from Florida Blue accent the healthy food samplings and culinary demonstrations for a truly well-rounded event. Fun and Fit as a Family aims to show families that through daily exercise and healthy food choices, they can improve the quality of their lives and have fun doing it! Tickets and more information can be found at www.funandfitasafamily.com or by calling 877.762.3933. Just $20 (per person/per day) for a whole day of food, fitness, family, and fun with your favorite celebrity chefs! Jungle Island annual passport members receive free admission to this event with valid passport.

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MARCH 10, 2012 THE STARPR 1 The excitement and fun of this years dance will be remembered by young ladies until the next dance of 2013. Fueled by great music, classy food, new found friendships, and unstoppable dance floor action, the Daddy Daughter Dance keeps getting better. Daughters, granddaughters, nieces, step-daughters were treated to an evening of dancing, photographs, food and fun. Annually Girls Inc. of Jacksonville (www.girlsincjax.org) provides this event as a fundraiser; their Spring Daddy Daughter Dance in the Grand Ballroom of the beautiful and elegant Hyatt Regency Downtown Hotel. This was an evening that included a stylish dinner complete with dessert, rockin and hip music by DJ Dan that kept the dance floor full, a silent auction and raffle prizes available for the thousand young ladies in attendance. All proceeds benefit Girls Inc. of Jacksonville, a nonprofit organization that inspires all girls to be Strong, Smart & Bold. Talking to some of the young ladies as my granddaughter India danced, Makeilah a fifth grade student in DCPS shared that this gives her and her dad a chance to get closer because he is so busy with work. Shae chimed in that her parents are divorced, and the dance helped her and her dad get closer. This was her first dance and she was overwhelmed by all the girls. She wished that girls whose parents are divorced their dads could bring their daughters. It is hard being away from her dad and sometimes her mom does not let her dad come and get her when he wants to. The dance makes their relationship stronger. During the dance military fathers were honored for their sacrifices in defending the safety of this country during their times overseas or stationed in military units based away from their families months at a time. The honor of bringing their daughters to this event that sets high standards for chivalry, unparalleled fatherly respect for their daughters and love. Daughters and dads were dancing on the Grand Ballrooms dance floor from Hip Hop, R&B, Country, and other musical genres. The young ladies formed several dance lines that paraded around the dance floor and formed dancing circles that spun, twisted and turned creating scream of happiness and joy. Many young ladies shared that this is the best time they had with their dads and wished more girls could come next year with their dad or grand-dads. Crystal came with her step-dad and said at first she did not want to come with him, but changed her mind and glad that she did. She said she learned a new fun side of him that she likes and they pledged to do more stuff like this together. The Daddy Daughter Dance accomplishes so much in the strengthening of relationships between girls and the men in their lifes. This dance creates the opportunity for dads or the significant males in a girls life to teacher her also about having high expectations when they consider dating and future relationships. This is so important to the building of a young ladies self-esteem and self confidence in them. As a teacher the value of personal acknowledgement and high self-worth carries young ladies far in their education and career aspirations. The Daddy Daughter Dance accomplishes so much more than just dancing and eating the benefits creates a residue that will continue on for years in the young ladies that attended and will attend this wonderful event in the future. William Jackson, M.Ed. williamdjackson.com williamderekjackson@gmail.com Daddy Daughter Dance of Jacksonville

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MARCH 10, 2012PREP RAP PR 2 Understanding Bullying and ViolenceBy: William Jackson, M.Edu http://about.me.williamdjackson There are growing stories of students from elementary, middle and high school who experience at various levels bullying; this may come in the form of harassment and torment at the amusement of one person or multiple persons. Statistics from Health Resources and Services Administration estimates that up to 25 percent of American students are bullied and the numbers are rising. According to Jonathan Cohen, President of the Center for Social and Emotional Education (http://schoolclimate.org/), more than 160,000 American students stay home from school on any given day because they're afraid of being bullied. Media reports have documented bullying even on college campuses across the country. There is no set economic, cultural demographic, bullying is across the board. During a recent workshop for Cathedral Arts in Jacksonville, Florida, educators discussed the realities of bullying. Bullying will not just go away and schools must be on constant look out for signs and symptoms. Educators and parents must work together to prevent this harassment in the educational and social systems of society. Violent Retaliation The recent cases of school shootings, retaliatory assaults and even suicide attempts may have their roots in bullying. In three fourths of the cases studied for the "Interim Report on the Prevention of Targeted Violence in Schools" (www.ed.gov/offices/oese/sdfs), student shooters reacted violently to being bullied by fellow students. Students feel trapped with no alternative to defend themselves because they feel adults will not support them. In 75 percent of cases where students used a gun, students planned the attack and almost all cases they told a peer or sibling about their intention to kill. Those entrusted with the information only told an adult in two of the cases. As I conduct bullying workshops and talk to kids about cyberbullying, physical, emotional and psychological bullying the discussion is similar in that parents, teachers, administrators and guidance counselors should listen to kids, developing better connections with kids, and developing an understanding in the school that allows kids to talk freely, openly and honestly. Kids need to know someone cares from Pre-K to high school. Never assume a child is handling a situationŽ on their own. No one can read a persons mind or understand their emotional condition without talking to them. The recent reports from Ohio show that powerful and unchecked emotions can explode with deadly results. Children and youth need to know someone is there that they can trust. http://cdnapi.kaltura.com/index.php/kwidget/wid/0_qr88e0sj/uiconf_id/55908 21What is bullying?Many parents do not understand the complexity of bullying schools. In Florida, statute defines bullying as systematically and chronically inflicting physical hurt or psychological distress through teasing; social exclusion; threats; intimidation; stalking; physical violence; theft; sexual, religious or racial harassment; public humiliation; or destruction of property. This includes the harassment of LGBT students who face taunting, discrimination and even death threats. The tragic events that have happened on school buses, lunch rooms and classrooms are in many cases retaliation against bullies. When students feel they have nowhere else to turn they strike out against their tormentors. Empowering Families The quote; "It takes a village to raise children" Stated several times by Mrs. Hillary Clinton, truer words have not been spoken about raising children in the twenty and twenty-first century. Children are exposed to many challenges, but schools should be a safe haven, a refuge from bullying, harassment, discrimination, physical and emotional harm. The results of bullying last a life time of emotional turmoil that parents must address. Resources are available to aid parents in helping them to deal with bullying if their children are exposed, experiencing or involved in bullying. The first course of action is for parents to talk to their children about being bullied or if they are the bully. There should be empathy for those that are bullies because this shows underlying challenges that must be addressed, not just through punishment, but counseling and treatment. Bullying Resources: Stop Bullying Now, Interactive Cartoons for Kids http://www.stopbullyingnow.hrsa.gov/kids/ Bullying.org : See, read, and hear the impact that bullying has had on people's lives. http://www.bullying.org PBS Parents Information Bullying Education http://www.pbs.org/parents/search/results.html?restrict=parents&q=Bulling Education.com : This is an interactive quiz on bullying http://www.education.com/quiz/bullying-myths/Five EWC Students to Receive Tom Joyner Foundation ScholarshipThe Tom Joyner Foundation recently selected Edward Waters College as its HBCU of the Month for March 2012. As part of being recognized, the foundation will award five full-time male students who have a 3.5 GPA or better with a $1,500 Hercules Scholarship.Ž The first scholarship recipient, Tevin Abbney, a sophomore, was announced Tuesday on the nationally-syndicated Tom Joyner Morning Show. The other four recipients will be named live over the airwaves each Tuesday in March. Listen to the Tom Joyner Morning show on Jacksonvilles 101.5 FM for the remaining winners, or stream it live from your smart phone or computer at http://www.tjms.com/stream. Edward Waters College is on the RISE!Ž

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MARCH 10, 2012 THE STARPR 4 By: William Jackson, M.Ed. About.me/Williamdjackson williamdjackson.com Blacks need to understand the simplistic nature and empowerment of reading and education. Many in society especially Blacks are distracted by so many elements in their lives that the simple practice of reading has become a chore; this must change if Black children are to be successful and able to compete in the 21st century. The inclusion or invasion of technology has caused a radical change in learning. You must read and create content through the communication of words. Our youth are exposed to things that take away the will to learn, the desire to work their minds. Re-education, refocus is needed to teach again the importance of reading, writing and empowerment of being passionate about learning. This leads me to my experiences at the Douglas Anderson Writers Festival where 20 writers, authors, playwrights, and educators at the University of North Florida where I had a chance to listen to Al Letson and three presentations: Using Specific DetailŽ, Writing Your TruthŽ and Writing Your StoryŽ I was feeling Al Letson when he said listen to the voices in your head that guide and motivate you to put words down. To be passionate about your craft, that gift God has blessed you with. Dont fight the voices or force them to be quiet, but allow their energy to flow and move you in directions that maybe you would not have gone before. It was a pleasure to speak to him because he had a genuine spirit to share his artistic passions in the writing and storytelling process. I asked him about the importance of passion, and from that question you could see the energy build up in him. Cascading of emotions swelled as he talked of how people must understand the power of passion. Your passion can take you were talent wont, the talent is the gift, but the passion as Al states, It is paramount to be passionate about something.Ž People have a talent that they know rests in them, but for some reason whether fear, lack of motivation, distraction, or even ignorance do not allow it to awaken and take hold of them. When asked by a young writer what do you do about the voices, in a humorous tone that had the audience laughing, Al stated, Just shut up and do what is says in your writing.Ž Al Letson, a poet, playwright, actor, mentor, speaker, Black man, father, son of a Baptist preacher, husband. All these dynamic elements that make up a man who takes hold of his gifts and engage them to bring people together. He states that he wanted to be about something bigger than him, things that have a positive influence in the lives of others. As a 3rd generation teacher I have taught 25 years in public education and higher education 7 years, I understand about being part of something bigger. Promoting learning in youth through workshops, seminars and conferences on Bullying, Cyberbullying, Internet Safety, Social Media and basic technology. Blogging and teaching at EWC, the oldest HBCU in Florida. Praying that students understand the value and where education can take them in and through life. Even though he did not go to college Al Letson, his articulation, his physical expressions about his craft does not allow one to think that he is not a graduate of a higher educational institution. The words from him that encourage all of us to be ferocious readersŽ; reading allows for the mind to open up imagining greater things. When Al was asked what motivates him he shared some of the books such as Bill Moyers ŽLanguage of LifeŽ, Robert Jordan Wheel of TimeŽ among others. Reading allows you to be a creator of written and spoken words; they can connect people to a commonality they did not know exists. These same words have been spoken by men and women from universities and from life experiences men/women like Malcolm X, Carter G. Woodson, Nikki Giovanni, Zora Neale Hurston. Even Toni Morrison has stated, If there's a book you really want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it.Ž So much was shared about the process of writing: A. Writing may start from one word. B. Look at your writing from different perspectives and angles to be able to tell your story. C. Revision is the greatest thing because it allows you to clarify your thoughts, feelings and the literary direction you are going in. D. Allow readers to see your craft and show them respect in your writing. When you respect your readers they respect you and continue to expect good works from you. E. Writers must learn to have a clear mission and vision, direction is key because your writing leads and directsŽ the reader. If you have no direction you are leading your readers blindly. Eventually they will stop following you. F. A writer must sharpen their writing skill G. How does your story affect others. H. Remember the heart of the story I. Sell your writings, but promoting them to the people you are writing to. J. Seduce your readers not pound their brains with facts. Lastly, one of the important messages is Truth. Al Letson let it be known how important truth is in writing. Find the truth of the heart of the truth; be careful in writing the literal truth which can be lost, but the passionate truth that makes a connection with the reader. These words I will carry with me and the words of Nikki Giovanni, Malcolm X and others, teaching them to my students to help them embrace reading learning and a joy for writing. Douglas Anderson Writers Festival University of North Florida http://www.dacreativewriters.org/ douglasandersonwritersfestival@gmail.com Al Letson at Douglas Anderson Writers Festival Al Letson at Douglas Anderson Writers Festival

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Former Mayoral Candidate and Two Others Arrested for Rental Fraud SchemeThree people were arrested, including Former mayoral candidate Warren Lee, for leasing out vacant homes they did not own. Investigators say these suspects have been squatting in homes all across northeast Florida. These homes were in upscale neighborhoods and the suspects presented them as their own. They were said to have the locks changed and either stayed there themselves or rented them to others. The homes were not abandoned, but were going through foreclosure. They were vacant, but the property taxes were current. The suspects acted as landlords of these homes and used the stolen property to their advantage. The police were alerted by concerned neighbors about offensive and disruptive behavior coming from the squatters. Some neighbors also said they were suspicious of people coming in and out of these homes or realizing that they were not the original homeowners. The investigation first became active about six months ago last summer. Arrests were made on Warren Lanorris Lee, 46; Rhonda Petite Johnson, 52; and Cleveland Xavier Stephens, 36. They are being charged with organized fraud and acting as a real estate agent without a license. Lee is also being charged with grand theft. Police are still looking for Marcellous Tourvoiser Dunbar, 31. Police say if you are renting property and have a reason to be suspicious of your property owner, you are encouraged to go to the Property Appraisers Office website at www.coj.net, type in the address, and get the name of the owner. If a different name from the person you are paying shows up, you may want to call authorities. You are also encouraged to call if you see someone move into a home that you know has not yet been sold or taken by the bank. Police say they will look into different areas and make sure people dont take advantage of empty homes. We understand that there are legal means by which some people can take over property. Its called adverse possession. Thats not what this is about. This is about getting around the law and basically stealing. And were not going to tolerate it,Ž said State Attorney Corey. Crime and Justice Crime and JusticeA Publication of the Florida Star and Georgia Star MARCH 10 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. Man Arrested in Teen Killing A man was tracked down and arrested for the murder of 20-year-old Terrell J. Holsey. In November of last year, Holsey was walking down the street with someone. A man approached them and told them to stay away from his cousin. He then drove away and started firing shots at them. According to the report, Holsey was the only one who was hit. Holsey was shot in the head and torso as he was standing at an intersection. A vehicle was spotted fleeing after the gunshots were heard, but police were not able to find it. The man that was with Holsey said that he saw the shooter driving a green Ford Explorer on January 25 and followed it. He called police and they came to search the Explorer and discovered that it was stolen. They found a cell phone, which linked to Marcus Everette Jackson, 22. An arrest warrant was issued for Jackson and after a little over a month, dozens of police and SWAT team units arrived at an apartment complex. Jackson barricaded himself in the apartment, but eventually gave up. Jackson was arrested and faces a murder charge. Warren Lee Rhonda Johnson Cleveland Stevens Marcus Jackson



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Researchers are saying that Rihanna is not just a self-proclaimed good girl gone bad, and Chris Brown may not be the only reason for her rude girl ways. Psychology professor Peter Johnson, according to reports, says women like Rihanna may e genetically predisposed to like bad boys. Professor Jonasons theory is called the Dark Triad and defines the bad boy personality as a combination of narcissism, Machiavellianism and psychopath and lies at the heart of last weeks National Review writer, Kevin D. Williams that said Yes, Chicks Dig Jerks. According to Jonason, narcissists are self obsessed and manipulative, psychopaths are impulsive, thrill-seeking and callous, and people with a Machiavellian nature are deceitful and exploitative, according to the Dark Triad theory. Jonason tested his theory on 200 college students. The results showed that men who scored higher on the trio of traits normally had more partners and more interest in short-term relationships. Another study done by David Schmitt at Bradley University found a similar connection between female attraction and dark triad traits in the 37,000 people he surveyed. Rihannas and Chris Browns relationship recently returned when Brown attended her 24th birthday bash, according to reports. After the Veterans Administration (VA) denied his claim seven years ago and failed to get him a primary care appointment more than one year ago, Duval County Defendant known in court as Mr. Alvin is now on the fast track to receiving the long-awaited, deserved treatment options he was promised by the Navy back in the early 1970s. Though he only served a short time in the Vietnam Era, Mr. Alvin has earned the dubious distinction as being Duval Countys first-ever Veterans Treatment Court (VTC) Defendant. At precisely 11:15 a.m. on Friday, March 2nd in a 5th floor courtroom of the County courthouse, Magistrate Sampson called to order the inaugural Veterans Treatment Court Track of Adult Drug Court. In short order, Magistrate Sampson welcomed all parties, indicated his support of this new court function and released Mr. Alvin to Ms. Matthews who in minutes, connected the Veteran with the long awaited benefits he was entitled from the VA. The proceeding took 15 minutes. VTC Continued page A-2 yyy0vjghnqtkfcuvct0eqo 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 Vjg"Uvct Delivered! Vjg"Hnqtkfc"Uvct R0"Q0"Dqz"6284; Lcemuqpxknng."HN"54425 Vjg"Hnqtkfc"Uvct. Vjg"Igqtikc"Uvct# Korcev"Tcfkq CO3582 *;26+"988/::56 UKPEG"3;73 Veterans Treatment Court Begins in Duval CountyPublic Defender inspires tax-dollar saving program that provides critical help to Veterans Suspect arrested for Murder and Possession of a Weapon Ugg" Etkog"("Lwuvkeg Fqp)v"hqtigv"vq"$urtkpi hqtyctf0$"Cv"4"c0o0 Uwpfc{."Octej"33."4234 vjg"vkog"yknn""oqxg" hqtyctf"d{"qpg"jqwt0 Tragedy at Episcopal Students, parents and teachers of Episcopal School are still trying to figure out what caused Shane Schumerth, a teacher at the school to have 100 rounds of ammo with him when he killed the beloved director of the school, as well as himself with an AK-47. Ms. Regan had been at Episcopal for 34 years. A large memorial is scheduled Friday at 11 a.m. for Ms. Dale Regan. Mayor Alvin Brown said, I am still in shock over the tragedy at Episcopal. Santhea and I continue to pray for Dale Regan and her family. My thoughts are with the students, teachers and administrators at the school as they grieve the loss of this beloved educator. I ask our entire community to pray for the Regan family and the Episcopal family. (Left: At 10:50 a.m., following routine Adult Drug Court Proceedings on March 2nd, Magistrate Sampson (pictured) called for a short recess to allow all appropriate parties involved in the administration of the VTC to meet one final time before the first-ever such proceeding takes place in Duval County. Representatives from multiple agencies were present at the short, recess meeting including; the Office of the Public Defender, Court Administration, the Office of State Attorney, the VA, The City of Jacksonville, Duval County Probation, River Region Treatment and six volunteer Veteran Mentors.) Dale Regan, head of Episcopal School, was shot and killed Pgyu"Cpejqt"Xgvgtcp"Uwg"Ukooqpu Ku"Ngv"Iq"Chvgt"54"[gctu"Qp"CktSimmons began her career at Channel 4, New York in 1980 and as is the highest paid anchorwoman for local stations in the country. Simmons' contract will be up in June, ending the longestrunning anchor team that is the legendary Sue Simmons and co-anchor Chuck Scarborough duo. Her more than three decades of airtime saw some classic television moments.. She is 68 years of age. Shane Schumerth, 28, a Spanish teacher at Episcopal School since 2010, was the gunman. It was March, 1965 when thousands marched with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to march from Selma, Ala to Montgomery to advocate for voting rights 47 years ago. In March 2012 thousands again marched for voting and immigrants rights, passing the torch. Octej"dgkpi"Yqogpu"Oqpvj."Tkjcppcu Cvvtcevkqp"vq"Ejtku"Dtqyp"ku"Fkuewuugf Etckinkuv"Mknngt"Uckf"jg fkf"kv"hqt"vjg"twuj Tiara Pool, 21 year old mother of two, murdered. David Sparre, 20, killer Tiara Pool, 21, of Jacksonville, was found dead in her apartment in July 2010 after Jacksonville Fire and Rescue responded to a call when a friend went to her home and found her there. Tiara was the mother of two sons. Her husband, a Navy Petty Officer, Michael Pool was deployed on a ship. Tiara was described by her sister-in-law as kind, ambitious and very smart. She was taking classes and truly concentrating on school. David Sparre, 20, of Waynesville, Georgia was found guilty of the murder. In fact, one month after a jury convicted him of first-degree murder, Sparre wrote a letter to his ex-girlfriend, stating that he planned the murder. According to the letter, he travelled to Jacksonville with murder on his mind. He selected Tiara after responding to her Craiglist ad. In his letter, he stated that he stabbed her 89 times. After she quit fighting, I titled her head and sliced her throat. Sparre said he had killed before as a gang initiation rite. However, he had never stabbed anyone and so he thought it would be a good rush, so he did it. The jury voted 12-0 in favor of the death penalty for Sparre. He will face the death penalty after the judge completes the sentencing phase of his trial at the end of March 2012. Sue Simmons Hnqtkfc"Xqvkpi"Ncyu"Ejcnngpigf"D{"Lwuvkeg"Fgrctvogpv" U. S. Attorney General Eric Holder has now voiced his opposition to Floridas new voting laws that restricts voter registration drives and limits early voting. According to reports, the Department of Justice filed court papers last week requesting a trial for new voting laws in Florida. The new laws could drastically disrupt the states primary election schedule. Mr. Holder said that Florida has not met its burden on behalf of its covered counties, that the two sets of proposed voting changes are entitled to preclearance under Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act. Florida is one of more than a dozen states that have passed recent legislation that requires voters to show state-issued photo identification at the polls, places restrictions on third-party voter Florida Continued A2 Ugnoc"Octej"69"[gctu"Ncvgt Wpkvgu"Igpgtcvkqpu."Tcegu Hqt"Xqvkpi."Kookitcpvu)

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It is official! The Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture on the National Mall will be about Blacks, designed by Blacks and the construction managed by Blacks. This $500 million project will be totally unlike the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Monument which was manipulated and profited by behind the scenes white interests. I am so proud I get choked up every time I dwell on the beautiful process. Lets first look at the Design/Architectural Team. The Lead Designer is David Adjaye. This brother is a native of Tanzania and now lives in London. He is arguably the best major designer in the world. His portfolio is full of popular buildings from around the world. Some of the work includes the Museum of Contemporary Art in Denver, the Nobel Peace Centre in Oslo, Norway, and the Skolkovo Moscow School of Management in Russia. Mr. Adjaye is giving the museum a classic Yoruba (West African) design. They picked one of the best through a competitive process and he happens to be one of us. Next is the Architect of Record. That distinction belongs to Philip Freelon, CEO of the Freelon Group a Black architectural firm based in Raleigh, North Carolina. Some of the projects the firm has performed are the Center for Civil & Human Rights, the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of African American History and Culture and the Museum of the African Diaspora. The other principal in the Design/Architectural component of the project is Max Bond who worked with the firm of Davis Brody Bond. Unfortunately, Max Bond died of cancer shortly after receiving the award. However, his firm continues to be active in the major undertaking. The above reality is proof positive that the age old tradition of architecture and design that began with the erection of the pyramids (which still stand today) continues on as a fine African tradition. They couldnt take it away from us and we just keep getting stronger. Now, lets look at the Construction Management side. Here, too, we find actual bona fide and qualified African American participation. The Sherman R. Smoot Construction Co. is one of the three partners on the Construction Management Team. Smoot is headquartered in Columbus, Ohio with satellite offices in several locations throughout the nation. Another partner is the H.J. Russell & Company based in Atlanta, Georgia with various offices throughout the nation. These two Black and family owned giants are teaming up Clark Construction, based in Bethesda, MD. This isnt window dressing. These two firms have put up the bonds for the project and bring their financing to it. It is a real deal and we should be so proud. The National Black Chamber of Commerce has had a very positive and enjoyable relationship with these two firms and is absolutely confident that Black contractors will get at least their fair share in the building of this giant project provided they bring their A game to the competitive table. They will! The engineering, contracting, sub-contracting opportunities for the project are immense and transparent. Interested up and running businesses should go to this website: www.nmaahcproject.com This website is established for this project and there is a very sincere effort to include small businesses including minority owned firms who are bona fide and qualified. There will be no fronting like on the Dr. King monument. This is the biggest single project in terms of Black participation. That is fitting in that the subject matter is our history. The funding for the project will be provided via 50% from the federal government (secured by President George W. Bush) and 50% by private donations. That is where we come in. I encourage all of you to become Charter Members of the National museum of African American History and Culture. Membership levels are: $25, $40, $100, $250 and $1,000. Please go to: www.AfricanAmerican.si.edu or email for a membership form at AAHCmember@si.edu Please give and spread the word to all your friends. Special thanks and recognition should go to the Honorable John Lewis (D Georgia). Congressman Lewis was the Most Valuable Player in getting this project accepted and funded. He was there at the beginning and he drove it to the finish line with daily devotion and commitment. His proud face was a beautiful sight as he held a shovel at the Official Groundbreaking on February 22. The NBCC is so thankful for his successful efforts that we plan to formally recognize him for that devotion. You know, we ought to build a statue of him right in front of the museum. Our children and grandchildren will read about this powerful fact of Black business acumen taking place day to day. They will see our legacy and fill their chests with pride. God is great! Mr. Alford is the co-founder, President/CEO of the National Black Chamber of Commerce. Website: www.nationalbcc.org Email: hal ford@nationalbcc.org PAGE A-2 THE STAR MARCH 10, 2012 Beyond the RhetoricA National Project Filled with Black PrideBy Harry C. Alford Duval VTC, continued from A-1 The short history on Duval County VTC follows; in late March of 2011, Public Defender Matt Shirk publicly called for such a system, noting the tremendously low recidivism rate being realized in the few other VTCs operating around the country. He said Jacksonville strives to be the most Veteran-friendly community in America and this improves upon that reputation. Initially, Shirk faced opposition to VTC based on funding concerns, but support grew during subsequent months and the Court Administration determined in December that it would work creatively to establish the VTC. Promptly following that announcement, Shirk dedicated staff to coordinating the function, invited Veteran Mentors to sign up (Mentors are critical to the success of a VTC client because they have a unique understanding of his/her service related background), and now on March 2, 2012, the first proceeding has taken place. Because the VTC Program is brand new to Duval County, there is no way to predict how successful it will be, said Public Defender Matt Shirk. Here are the facts; we identified more than 500 admitted veterans in the local criminal justice system in the last six months of 2011. This defines a significant need. Other jurisdictions (approximately 80 around the country) that operate a VTC are reporting as low as a zero recidivism rate (including Buffalo, NY and Palm Beach County, FL), while all others proudly say that very few participants re-offend. This proves the success. Finally, VA benefits will eventually cover the cost of those adjudicated in VTC taking that burden off the local taxpayer which is helpful to local government in these lean fiscal times. Mr. Shirk continued: American servicemen and women are coming home from overseas conflicts in large numbers and military communities like Jacksonville will undoubtedly see an influx of combat veterans. The transition back to civilian life will be difficult for some of them, especially those who knowingly or unknowingly are suffering from service related injuries like Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). As we have seen in the past and in other jurisdictions, this can lead them into legal troubles. It is only fair to those who put their lives on the line for America that we extend them this common courtesy of assistance when they need it most. Immediately following the VTC proceeding in Duval County Court on Friday, the programs first-ever client, Mr. Alvin, consults with his mentor, his attorney and his VJO coordinator. (L-R; John Holzbaur, Richard Gordon, Mr. Alvin and Charlotte Matthews.) Mr. Alvin noted that he couldnt recall a time that he had gotten this much attention. VJO Matthews secured his longawaited, primary care appointment and will resubmit his service disability claim after that takes place. All parties involved say the first VTC proceeding for Mr. Alvin was a success and expect to serve more Vets on a weekly basis. registration groups such as the League of Women Voters, who, bcause of the new laws, are no longer pushing early voting. One of the things that will truly affect voters is the requirement for a state ID. When applying for a state drivers license or ID, a female, for example, must show every name change from birth. So suppose you are an elderly lady and have had more than one husband. You were born a Jones but now is a Johnson because you have lost three husbands. In this situation, you must provide proof of every name change since birth. This will require you to pay marriage and death record fees. A serious disadvantage for a 70 year old. The new regulations in Florida impose burdensome administrative requirements, onerously tight deadlines and heavy penalties for mishandling or not turning in voter registration forms on time. In addition, individuals who help people register to vote must be certified by the state and must submit each completed voter registration form within 48 hours as opposed to the 10 days previously allowed. The risks under the new laws include fines and criminal charges. Prior to the 2008 presidential election, many churches held Souls to the Polls Campaigns. In this situation, the church would take vans and buses with their members and other church attendees to the polling places on the Sunday before Election. This would be the last day for early voting. Now, under the new laws, early voting on the Sunday prior to election day has been eliminated. In 2008, Floridas large Black and Latino population went out in masses to vote. Now many voter registration drives have ceased because of the new laws. Florida Continued from A-1

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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. ONE ACCORD MINISTRIES INTERNATIONAL, INC., 2971 Waller St. in Jacksonville celebrates its Birthday Bash for Bishop Dr. Jan D. Goodman, Sr., for his 26 years and in ministry for 33 years and the Churchs 18th Year Celebration. The Banquet is Saturday, March 10th at 6pm and the Closing is Sunday, March 11th during the 11am Service. For more information, call (904) 389-7373. THE JACKSONVILLE LOCAL ORGANIZING COMMITTEE FOR THE MILLIONS MORE MOVEMENT, INC., a non-profit local organization will on Monday, March 12th, between 10 am til 1 pm, give free hair cuts to the students of Mathew W. Gilbert High School. To donate money for support or volunteer, contact us at 904-354-1775, 904240-9133 or visit our website:www.realpagessite.com/jacksonvilleloc Help JLOC, MMM Inc., as we work to end the violence through a good, proper education, and not more incarcerations. JACKSONVILLE, FL ALFORD, Donald, Jr., 56, died February 29, 2012. BERRIAN Robert, 72, died March 4, 2012. C.L. Page Mortuary, Inc. BOLDEN, Mildred Lee, died March 5, 2012. BRYAN, Dean, 44, died March 4, 2012. BYNUM, Sonya L., died March 5, 2012. CLOER, Cheryl Ann, 59, died March 9, 2012. COBB, Gary, Jr., died March 2, 2012. CULVER Herman Junior, 70, died March 2, 2012. DANIELS, Phyllis Abrams, died March 5, 2012. DELEGAL, Evelyn, 75, died March 3, 2012. DRIGGERS, Stanley, died March 6, 2012. FOX, Russell Wayne, 8, died March 4, 2012. GAMBLE, Catherine, 77, died March 2, 2012. GARDNER Early B., 87, died March 2, 2012. GRAMM, Christine D., 72, died March 3, 2012. HAGER, John, 77, died March 2, 2012. HARGES, Julia E., 78, died March 5, 2012. HARRIS Gladys V., died March 4, 2012. HARTUNG, Jeffrey Brock, 34, died March 4, 2012. HORNER, Mary L., 76, died March 4, 2012. HUGHES, Lawrence Monroe, died February 29, 2012. JACKSON, Courtney Ann, died March 3, 2012. JOHNSON, Sylvia Juanita, 70, died March 2, 2012. KEEPLER, Tony, died March 1, 2012. McDOWELL, JoAnn Lee, died March 2, 2012. McFARLAND, Sherman P., Sr., 81, died March 4, 2012. MOODY, Helen, 85, died March 1, 2012. NEWTON, William Billy, Jr., 51, died March 1, 2012. POTEE, Cressie Mae, died March 1, 2012. READER Jack T., died March 4, 2012. RIVERA Eric, 37, died March 2, 2012. ROGERS, James S. Steve, 59, died March 4, 2012. ROY, Jeannine T., 82, died March 1, 2012. SCHOLZ, Frances, 86, died March 2, 2012. SOLOMON, Darren Vance, 41, died March 1, 2012. STALLARD Cynthia Ann, 47, died March 2, 2012. SWAIN Rochell, died March 5, 2012. TONGOL, Susan Daegele, 54, died Marcy 2, 2012. WILL, Richard Curt, died March 4, 2012. WILLIAMS, Curtis, Jr., 61, died March 5, 2012. ~*~GEORGIA DEATHS LUNDY Charles Edwin, died March 1, 2012. PAUL, Bertha, died February 29, 2012. SANDERS Lillian Kay, 64, died March 1, 2012. Historic Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church 201 East Beaver St. (904) 355-9475 Rev. Pearce Edwing, Sr. Sunday Worship Service . . . . . . . . 10:00 a.m. Church School . . . . . . . . . 8:30 p.m. Wednesday Glory Hour Bible Study . . . . . . .10:00 a.m. Jehovah Jireh Bible Study . . . . . . 6:30 p.m. 2nd & 4th Thursday Young at Heart Ministry . . .10:00 a.m. Friday Joy Explosion Ministry . . . . . . . 6:30 p.m. The Church DirectoryCome and Worship With Us New Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church1824 Prospect Street Jacksonville, FL 32208Sunday School ................9:30 a.m. Sunday Morning Intercessory Prayer.................10:45 a.m. Morning Worship ......................11:00 a.m. Youth Church 2nd & 3rd Sundays (Old Sanctuary) Tuesday Pastoral Bible Study ................ 7:00 p.m. Elder Arnitt Jones, Acting Pastor Rev. Joe Calhoun, Pastor Emeritus (904) 764-5727 Church GREATER EL-BETHEL DIVINE HOLINESS CHURCHThe Church Where Everybody Is SomebodyBishop Lorenzo Hall., Pastor Street Address: 723 W. 4th St. Jacksonville, Florida 32209 Mailing Address: P.O. Box 3575, Jacksonville, Florida 32206Church Telephone: (904) 359-0661 Home: (904) 358-8932 Cell: 710-1586Sunday School.......................................................................................9:30 a.m. Morning Worship.................................................................................11:00 a.m. Tuesday................................................Prayer Meeting & Bible Study,7:00 p.m. Thursday...............................................................................Joy Night,7:00 p.m.Email: Gospell75@aol.com Website: Greaterelbethel.org Faith In Our CommunitySchedule of Events and ServicesPAGE A-3 THE STAR MARCH 10, 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. Is Your Child Ready for Kindergarten? Austin Christian Academy for the Development of Excellence and Leadership, Inc. Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten(VPK) 12th Grade Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (VPK) is a quality education program aimed to help your child enter school prepared and ready to learn. All children 4 years old on or before September 1, 2010 and eligible for kindergarten in the fall of 2011 will qualify! A Florida Drivers License and the childs Birth Certificate are required for enrollment. A Social Security number for the child is also preferred, if available. Offering : A Beka Program, Arts and Crafts, Music/Computer Lab, Tutoring, Teen Parent Service Center, Field Trips, Extended Day 6:30 a.m. 6:30 p.m., Alternative Education, Community Hours NOW ENROLLING When: Monday Friday (9a.m. 5 p.m.) Where: 6901 N. Main St. (Greater Israel Baptist Church located on the corner of 59th and Main St.) Audrey A. White, Principal 6901 N. Main St., Jacksonvillle, FL 32208 (904) 647-5065 (904) 333-4290 We are redefining the world in which children live! AgapeFuneral Home and Cremation Services (904) 683-90931248 W. Edgewood Ave., Jacksonville, FL 32208Serving you with the finest in Professional Quality Funeral and Cremation Services with both financing and Affordability The Caring Professionals We would like to thank all of the many families that have allowed us the privilege of serving them. 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 In Loving Memory ofOne year ago, on Saturday, March 12, 2011, Tommie was at a gathering with his friends at 7640 Bronson Lane. He was inside the house smiling, laughing, and just being himself when a vehicle drove by that evening firing shots at the house and a stray bullet hit him. His friends prayed with him, but he did not survive. Questions were asked as to who and why, but as of today, this crime is still unsolved! We miss him so much, God always knows best! If you have any information regarding this crime, please call First Coast Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS (8477). THERE IS A REWARD AVAILABLE!

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A LITTLE BIT OF COUNTRY. A WHOLE LOT OF SOUL! The Jacksonville Chapter of The Links, Inco rporated held its 9 th Annual Western Gala, an evening of dinner, dancing and games of chance. All profits from the event will underwrite support for the organizations targeted Jacksonville charities including the United Negro College Fund, the Sickle Cell Foundation, the Edward Waters College Scholarship Endowment, Eugene Butler Middle School, and childhood obesity initiatives in local elementary schools. Edward Waters College Scholarship Endowment was the recipient of $5,000, which was presented to Nathaniel Glover the colleges president. The successful event was attended by nearly 400 guests at the Jacksonville Fairgrounds which was transformed into a festive Dude Ranch. Attendees enjoyed a delicious dinner catered by Carrabbas Restaurant and Brusters Ice Cream and danced throughout the night. Additionally, prizes were awarded including an original oil painting by link Vivian Walker and 2 nights stay at the Rosen Shingle Creek Hotel in Orlando Florida. The Jacksonville Chapter of The Links, Incorporated was chartered in November of 1966. Photographs courtesy of the Jacksonville Chapter of The Links, Incorporated. PAGE A-4 THE STAR MARCH 10, 2012Talk of the Town! Talk of the Town! By Frances Bradley Volume Burks, PhotographerE kaabo (eh-kah-bow). Welcome.

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Photo by Frank M. Powell, III, Photographer for The Florida Star Melina Buncome was one of eight children born to her parents on the Island of St. Thomas in the United States Virgin Islands. You know this when you see her smile, you feel as if the sun is shining. While in High School, Melina worked as a cashier at a grocery store. By the time Melina attended college, she had advanced to the position of Assistant Front End Manager. Melina was the first person in her family to attend college. She graduated with a B.A. in Political Science and a minor in Psychology. She also obtained an Associate Degree in Paralegal Studies. Melinas family instilled in her a strong work ethic, a strong sense of family commitment, a strong sense of personal achievement, a strong sense of community involvement, and a strong religious belief. These beliefs have always played an important role in guiding, shaping, forming, and defining Melinas life. When Melina moved to the United States to attend Law School, she did not leave these roots behind. She made sure that involvement in her church was given priority. She taught Sunday school classes and youth group. Currently, Melina is a Sunday school teacher at Southpoint Community Church and she also serve as a Greeter. While in Law School at Nova Southeastern University, Melina worked as a mediator for juveniles. She enjoys working with young people. Melina completed a research study of gangs in South Florida. After learning why so many young people joined gangs, Melina made it her goal to reach out to them any way she could. On any occasion, you can find Melina speaking to a group about the legal system, Black History or just giving words of motivation and support. You should see her cheering on the football team. Do not stand to close, she will make sure that the players on the field hear her encouraging words and you might be deafened by the end of the game. Her dedication to the community has kept Melina Buncome very busy. Being a single mother has not held her back, it just motivates her. Melina became a Girl Scout leader and assisted her daughter in earning her Gold Award. She became the association chair and is currently on the Board of Directors for Girl Scout of Gateway Counsel. Melina is a PTSA member and is the current PTSA president of First Coast High School. She volunteers for the Ask-A-Lawyer program sponsored by the Jacksonville Legal Aid. Melina Buncome has two college age young adults. She attended every recital, sports game and performances. Being active in her childrens lives was and is required. Melina was a member of each booster club and put in volunteer hours at the schools. Melina has been an attorney for 17 years. She has tried over 70 cases. Melina works in the Public Defenders Office where Matt Shirk is the Public Defender. Melina Buncome has held numerous positions at the PD Office to include: Juvenile, Repeat Offender, Special Defense (Major Crime) Senior Division Chief and Capital Crimes Attorney. Melina Buncome is the first African-American female to hold the position of Capital Crime Attorney in the Duval County Public Defenders Office. Hard work and dedication has placed Melina Buncome in the position to seek election as the next Circuit Court Judge. Her faith in God, experience and dedication to the community is what makes her the well-rounded individual that she is. You can expect fairness and justice from Melina Buncome. Her slogan is Justice for All.. It is Just that Simple. Around The Area Around The Area PAGE A-6 THE STAR MARCH 10, 2012 Melina Buncome for Circuit Court Judge STREBOR AUTHOR RELEASES DEBUT NOVEL "The Gold Digger's Club" Sandy Neal, Freelance Writer/Photographer for The Florida Star(January 12, 2012) Author Jaye Chere releases her debut novel, The Golddiggers Club, January 3, 2012 through Strebor/Atria/Simon & Schuster. The novel follows three friends and their relentless pursuit of money and status. Strebor Books, owned by New York Times Bestselling author Zane, was the first publisher Jaye approached. Zane signed Jaye to Strebor, less than 2 years after the Florida native put pen to paper. Im excited to start this new chapter as an author and grateful that Zane decided to give me an opportunity to embark on this journey, Jaye said. Jaye was born and raised in Jacksonville, Florida. She graduated from Bethune-Cookman University (formerly Bethune-Cookman College) in 2003 and has a Bachelors degree in Mass Communications with a concentration in Public Relations/Advertising. Upon her graduation, she helped launch a fashion, beauty magazine and started an entertainment website. Jaye Chere is editor and publisher of Entertainment Wire (www.etwireonline.com), an online entertainment medium devoted to news, reviews and interviews. She has photographed, interviewed and written articles on entertainers and personalities, such as CSI: New York actor Hill Harper, TLC member and reality show star Chilli, singer Eric Bent, and comedian J. Anthony Brown. Author Jaye Cherie and FSCJ students in Professor Dominique creative writing class Author Jaye Cherie along with Eric Biaggini, a fan of "The Gold Digger's Club." Jaye Cherie was at FSCJ for a speaking engagement and book signing Author Jaye Cherie Carlina Williams, Melina Buncome for Circuit Court Judge, and Carl Williams Melina Buncome for Circuit Court Judge Group 29

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MARCH 10, 2012 THESTAR PAGEA-7 By ARTHIANIXON Caribbean News Editor All the stops were pulled out last week when Britians Prince Harry visited The Bahamas and Jamaica for the Queens Diamond Jubilee celebrations. Both countries are a part of the English speaking Caribbean and were until the 1970s still under British rule. The Prince had the opportunity to take part in several cultural events and followed in the footsteps of his mother, the late Princess Diana, by making it a priority to visit with the youth of the nations. Locals and tourists lined the streets and participated in several nationally recognized events to honor the young royal. Prince Harry Tours The Bahamas And Jamaica For Queens Diamond Jubilee Miss Bahamas World Sasha Joyce (left) and Miss Bahamas Universe Anastagia Pierre (center) share a laugh with the prince. Prior to the meeting, Pierre had declared that the prince was hot and said she would gladly consider marrying him. The prince asked her about it and she became an overnight media sensation (Photo:BIS) JAMAICA:Prince Harry beat Intl Athlete of the Year, Olympian Usain Bolt and took time out to strike the Caribbean King of tracks signature pose. (Photo by JIS) JAMAICA:Prince Harry meets with one of the few black female country leaders, Prime Minister Portia Simpson-Miller.(above) Left, the prince visits the University of the West Indies school of law to meet with faculty and tour the celebrated Caribbean campus. (Photos by JIS) A man of the military, Prince Harry got to show off his skills while visitng with the Jamaican Defense Force. (Photo by JIS) Prince Harry showed that he is still carrying on his mothers tradition of giving time to sick children by reading to the patients at the Bustamente Hospital, the only pediatric hospital in the Caribbean, located in Jamaica. He was joined by other dignitaries including the Governor-General who hosted a dinner in his honor. (Photo by JIS) Fairy tales came true for this young fan (above) who met the prince during a downtown parade in The Bahamas. Two little Junkanoo dancers got the opportunity to present the prince with a hand made crown (left). Photos by BIS The Royal Bahamas Police Force Band gets kudos/ Wife of the Prime Minister, Delores Ingraham; Prince Harry; His Excellency Sir Arthur Foulkes; Joan Lady Foulkes and Prime Minister the Rt Hon Hubert A Ingraham during a courtesy call to the Governor-General. (Photo BIS) Prince Harry brings greetings on behalf of his grandmother Queen Elizabeth II, while standing in front of a statue to honor a former British Queen before a ribbon cutting.(BIS Photo)

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PAGE A-8 THE STAR MARCH 10, 2012 NKPEQNP"JKIJ"UEJQQN"/"ICKPGUXKNNG."HNQTKFC Fkf"{qw"cvvgpf"Nkpeqnp"qt"mpqyu"uqogqpg"yjq"fkfA Ngvu"lqkp"jcpfu"cpf"egngdtcvg"vjqug"fc{u Ygtg"{qw"kp"vjg"dcpf"qt"ejqtwuA""Igv"vqigvjgt"cpf"rgthqto"cickpEcnn<""574/596/;8:2"qt"574/4:3/8988gockn<" dcd{yjkvg3Beqz0pgv Friday, April 20 -Coronation and Meet & Greet Social Class competition Theme: The Instrument May be Broken; The Music Torn, but The Melody Plays on. $25.00 Former members of the band and chorus are encouraged (begged) to participate. Please call one of the above numbers join the band or chorus again, for these events. Each class will provide own food and drinks. Saturday, April 21 Alumni Breakfast 9:30 a.m. Lincoln Middle School (Was the new Lincoln1001 SE 12 Street) $25.00 Saturday, April 21 Hall of Fame Banquet 6 p.m. Senior Recreation Center, 5701 NW 34th Street Hall of Fame nominees will be inducted. $45.00 Sunday, April 22 Church Service You thought you enjoyed the 2010 Reunion Join in for the exciting 2012 Rooms have been blocked off at the Cabot Lodge,3726 SW 40th Blvd. Call: 352-375-2400, Group Code #LHR420 for reservations. Dear old Lincoln High School, youre the world to me..... W e are sons of thunder, we will not go under, we are the sons of Lincoln High.

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Mayor Browns Walk for Senior Wellness and JaxKids Day Draws Thousands of People March 6, 2012 Mayor Alvin Brown, along with about 1,000 senior citizens, laced up their walking shoes Saturday morning for a 1.5 mile walk at Metropolitan Park. Mayor Browns Walk for Senior Wellness was free and designed to promote active lifestyles for seniors. Our seniors can look back on a lifetime of accomplishments that helped to shape the foundation for our citys future, said Mayor Brown. Events like the walk are meant to boost the quality of life for our seniors. It was encouraging to see such a great turnout. The oldest walker was 91-years old. Participants were treated to a free health fair and a free nutritious lunch. After walking with the seniors, Mayor Brown headed over to JaxKids Day at the Main Library and Hemming Plaza. He spent time with children mending stuffed animals at the Teddy Bear Hospital and visited various educational and health booths geared towards families and children. The mayor also shot a few hoops with children and teens. More than 4,000 families took part in the activities. Jacksonville will grow stronger as we invest in our children, said Mayor Brown. JaxKids Day was an impressive display of what can happen when caring people and organizations partner with the city for the good of young people. I want to thank everyone who made this years event a success. I also want to encourage everyone to continue building a stronger community through mentoring and getting involved with our schools.MARCH 10, 2012 THESTAR LOCAL FLORIDASECTION B Busy Weekend Focused on Seniors and Kids in Jacksonville Reviewed and Photographed by Marsha Dean Phelts and Lynnette Young The Broadway musical comedy, Into the Woods, Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, written by James Lapine opened before a sold out audience at the Amelia Community Theatre. This delightful adult parody drawn from several Grimm Brothers fairytales kept the crowd laughing all evening long. The entire First Coast cast performed equally to those on Broadway. The talented Jill Dillingham served as Musical Director/Choreography. She has taught music on all levels from Pre-K through College and directed over 200 musicals. Her husband Gregg Dillingham is the Set/Designer for the show and their handsome son, Mark Turcotte, carried out his role as Rapunzels Prince. Of special note to the Florida Star/Georgia Star staff covering the event was the performance by Yulee High School sophomore, Jessica Mainor. This budding starlets role was small but Jessicas presence and voice were a true addition to the production. Jessica has been singing a long time, but is just beginning her acting career. Jessica played the role of the Cinderellas mother as a Spirit while splendidly singing and dancing on and off stage through the theatre. Her brother, Rubin Mainor, served as a Production Assistant. The audience was shocked when Brooke Kasser as Little Red Ridding Hood popped out of the belly of the sensuous wolf, Carey Dresser. This was followed by Grannys, (Kate Harris), whole body springing from the wolfs belly and the entire audience nearly jumped out of their seats. Like the Grimm Brothers Fairytales there are lessons and morals to be learned and at the Amelia Community Theatre these lessons played out through song, dance and comedy. Though there were numerous storybook characters the focus was on Cinderella, Jack and the Beanstalk and The Baker and His Wife. Each tale has a twist that takes it away from the traditional stories as we know them and that Lived happily ever after line has a twist of its own. Tennessee Williams; A Streetcar Named Desire runs from April 12-28; Robert Harlings Steel Magnolias runs from June 7-23 and Neil Simons Gods Favorite runs August 2-18. This was truly a great performance. The Florida/Georgia Star plans to bring you more from the Amelia Community Theatre. INTO THE WOODS Into the Woods, Jessica Mainor performing as the Spirit Mother of Cinderella. Jan Bryant and Arva Butler Linda and Bill Raser Amelia Island artist Charbonnet artist and author Lynnette Young Gerald and Julie Mainor enjoy opening night of "Into the Woods, parents of Jessica, Spirtimother of Cinderella

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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. 35TH ANNUAL GATE RIVER RUN: Saturday, March 10, 2012,atEverBank Field, 1 Everbank Field Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Contact 904.633.6100 for more information. JSYO SPRING CONCERT this Sunday, March 11, 2012,Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, 300 W. Water Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. For additional information call 904.354.5547. STRANGE MATTER: Sunday, March 11, 2012, Museum of Science and History (MOSH), 1025 Museum Circle, Jacksonville, FL 32207. OPEN MIC NIGHT on Tuesday, March 13, 2012, at the Northstar "The Pizza Bar", 119 Bay St. E., Jacksonville, FL 32202. Contact 904.860.5451 for all information. Pre-K Day at MOSH, onWednesday, March 14, 2012, Museum of Science and History (MOSH), 1025 Museum Circle, Jacksonville, FL 32207. Call 904.396.MOSH for more information. Downtown After Hours, Burrito Gallery, onThursday, March 15, 2012, 21 E. Adams St., Jacksonville, FL 32202. Call 904.598.2922 for any information. CLASSICAL MADNESS: Friday, March 16, 2012, at the Times Union Center for Performing Arts, 300 W. Water Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Please contact 904.633.6110 for more information. RIVER REGION HUMAN SERVICES CHILDRENS OUTREACH DEPARTMENTwill be hosting a health fair on Saturday, March 24th at the Justina Community Center, 3101-3 Justina Rd.For more information, call 7453063. Community ActivitiesPAGE B 2 THE STAR MARCH 10, 2012 /Tips For Reducing Low Back Painr Rek Pain (StatePoint) Have an aching back? Youre not alone. Low back pain (LBP) is one of the most common reasons people see physicians. About one in four adults reported having LBP lasting at least one whole day in the past three months. Most often, the pain is caused by strain on bones, muscles, or ligaments. While low back pain usually gets better after a few weeks of proper treatment, there are ways you can reduce or avoid it. Prevention begins with lifting heavy objects carefully, maintaining a healthy weight, and exercising regularly. If you have pain, make an appointment with your physician to locate it and rule out a serious problem. Tell your physician if you are having weight loss, fevers, weakness or loss of feeling in your legs, or any other symptoms. Treatment options for LBP include medications, heating pads, exercise, or physical therapy. Remaining active is more effective than bed rest. If you need to have bed rest to alleviate severe pain, return to normal activities as soon as possible. Doctors often order diagnostic imaging tests for patients with LBP that is not associated with any serious underlying disease. But after reviewing the clinical evidence, the American College of Physicians (ACP) -a national organization of internal medicine physicians -says that doctors should avoid this common practice. In most patients without serious underlying disorders, there is substantial improvement within a few days to a month with exercise and medications, says Dr. Virginia Hood, president of ACP. ACP found that diagnostic imaging tests such as X-rays, MRIs, and CT scans do not improve the health of patients with LBP that is due to strain on muscles, bones, or ligaments. About 85 percent of patients fall into this category. Some evidence even suggested there are increased risks for patients getting unnecessary diagnostic imaging tests. These tests usually lead to further unnecessary tests, referrals, follow ups, and interventions that have no positive impact on the clinical outcomes of patients. Radiation exposure due to imaging tests can even increase risk for cancer over time. ACP recommends that diagnostic imaging tests be reserved for select higher-risk patients who have major risk factors for or signs of spinal conditions, such as spinal stenosis, sciatica, vertebral compression fracture, cancer, or infection, or those who are candidates for invasive interventions. For more information, visit www.acponline.org ACPs recommendations are part of its High Value, Cost-Conscious Care initiative, which is designed to help physicians provide the best possible care to their patients while reducing unnecessary health care costs without impacting patients health. Unnecessary diagnostic imaging tests are all too common and a significant component of our nations escalating health care costs, says Dr. Hood. More testing does not mean better care. The best way to maintain effective care is to identify and eliminate wasteful practices that dont help patients or may even cause harm. ULYSSES W. WATKINS JR., MD HEALTH NOTES TRIGEMINAL NEURALGIA (Tic Douloureux) GENERAL INFORMATION DEFINITION: A nerve condition that causes brief, but often severe, face pain. BODY PARTS INVOLVED: Nerve branches from the trigeminal or 5th cranial nerve (nerve from the brain that supplies sensationto the face, scalp, teeth, mouth and nose). SEX OR AGE MOST AFFECTED: Adults over 40, usually men. SIGNS & SYMPTOMS: Severe face pain, described as jabbing or searing. Pain is often triggered by touching or stroking the face, brushing teeth, shaving, exposure to wind or chewing. Bouts of pain usually last 1 to 15 minutes. Attacks may occure several times a day, or may disappear for weeks or months. Between bouts, there is little or no discomfort. CAUSES Pressure on the nerve from adjacent blood vessels (sometimes). *Unknown (often). RISK INCREASES WITH Multiple sclerosis. *Rheumatoid arthritis. *Sjogrens syndrome (a chronic, inflammatory disorder). HOW TO PREVENT: No specific preventative measures. WHAT TO EXPECT DIAGNOSTIC MEASURES Your own observation of symptoms. *Medical history and physical exam by a doctor. *X-rays of the hea to rule out other conditions, such as brain tumor. APPROPRIATE HEALTH CARE Self-care after diagnosis. *Doctors treatment. *Most patients obtain pain relief with anticonvulsant medication. However, as time goes by, the drugs may become ineffective in some patientsand the pain breaks through. *Surgical approach to the problem can be effective. Usually involves one of two methods, percutaneous procedures or microvascular decompres sion. If pain recurs (after a few years) following either procedure, a per cutaneous procedure is recommended as further treatment. DIAGNOSTIC MEASURES Your own observation of symptoms. *Medical history and physical exam by a doctor. *X-rays of the head to rule out other condtions, such as brain tumor. POSSIBLE COMPLICATIONS: Interference with normal activities from frequent, severe pain episodes. PROBABLE OUTCOME: Symptom relief is usually possible with medication, sometimes surgery may be required. A patient may experience pain-free intervals (months to years)and then the pain returns exactly as before. HOW TO TREAT GENERAL MEASURES Following are suggestions of ways to prevent sudden pain; Avoid blasts of hot or cold air. Chew on the unaffected side of the mouth. Grow a beard. *Assure good oral health with dental checkups at lease twice a year. MEDICATION: Your doctor may prescribe: Carbamazepine, an anticonvulsant it is effective in treating trigemi nal neuralgia. *Baclofen for people who are sensitive to carbamazepine. ACTIVITY: No restrictions. DIET: No special diet. CALL YOUR DOCTOR IF You have symptoms of trigeminal neuralgia. *New, unexplained symptoms develop. Drugs used in treatment may produce side effects. Health Notes Announcements, meetings, happenings, and community events scheduled in Jacksonville and the surrounding area ThosREAL LIFE STORIES ARE YOU A VICTIM OF BAIT AND SWITCH? Do not be fooled! Bait and switch advertising is a form of fraud, most commonly used in retail sales, but is also used in other contexts as well. THE BAIT: The bait and switch fraudulent practice is one where a consumer is baited into a business with an offer of products or services at a very low and sometimes unreasonably low price. Then once the costumer comes into the business, the switch is made. The switch is made by suggesting that the product or service that was offered at a low price is no longer available, or they were offered in limited quantities. However, many times the product will be available at the low price, but the seller either knew or should have known at the time of the offer that such product or service was undesirable or unacceptable to the public in general. THE SWITCH: Once the consumer gets into the office and has begun negotiations, then the seller will pull the switch to a more costly product. At the end of the day, the consumer ends up spending more than they had planned to spend. In some cases, what is sold cost no greater than what the consumer would have spent elsewhere, but the problem is that they were fraudulently drawn into the business in the first place. You have often heard the phrase if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. ADVICE: If you see a product or service that is offered at an unreasonably low price, take the opportunity to shop around and compare prices, products and services so that you do not become a victim of bait and switch. BE A SMART SHOPPER! Unfortunately, this practice is sometimes used in the legal profession and the funeral home industry. It is particularly disturbing when used in the funeral home industry where consumers are already under a great deal of emotional stress, grief and time constraints. Many times the consumer will take the switch because their emotional state will not allow them to fight back. PREPLANNING CAN HELP; WE CAN HELP : Our caring and professional staff includes funeral directors, attorneys, counselors and insurance agents. PREPLANNING SERVICS SERVICES AT TIME OF DEATH AFTERCARE SERVICES PROBATE OF ESTATES 529 Kingsley Avenue OrangePark, Florida 32073 (904) 264-1233 bivensfuneralhome.com

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THESTAR LOCAL GEORGIASECTION B Sinai Seniors Ball Celebrates Brunswicks Oldest Residents With Delightful Dinner MARCH, 2012 Glynn Academy Students Help Others State Headlines ATLANTA: Bobbi Kristina Brown is the sole heir to Whitney Houstons estimated $20 million estate. The 19 year-old daughter of late superstar and former pop singer Bobby Brown will have to wait until she is 21 to access the trust.She will also get an additional payout at 25 and another one at 30. The estate includes her mothers cars, clothes, jewelry, personal effects and more. Her grandmother Cissy Houston was named executor. Bobby Brown was also named in the 19-page document but will not receive anything. Houston apparently drafted a will back in 2003, one month before she gave birth to her daughter and had it amended in 2000. Bobbi Kristina gave her first interview after her mothers demise with long time family friend Oprah Winfrey on March 9. The will was filed in Atlanta last week Wednesday.Whitney Houston Will Filed In Atlanta: Daughter To Get Everything American Sign Language Students Elizabeth Holmes, Dushaun McKnight, and Keith Simms (above) recently traveled to Georgia Academy for the Blind in Macon to act as sighted guides for an overnight teenage deafblind workshop. Students helped guide deaf-blind teens to the dormitories and cafeteria as well as participated in role played activities. Senior, Dushaun McKnight (left) volunteers with Habitat for Humanity as part of a Job Shadowing or Community Service opportunity promoted March 5th & March 9th for students enrolled at the Golden Isles Career Academy. Dushaun is taking Construction Science with Mr. OQuinn.(Photos Glynn Academy) Celebrity Chef Paula Deen And Brother Accused Of Using & Condoning Racial Slurs and Harrassment SAVANNAH: Lisa T. Jackson a white fomer manager who managed many black employees with T Chef Paula Deen and her brother filed a suit in court claimingover the course of five yearsnumerous and frequent complaints of racial and sexual harassment and other abusive treatment that was ignored by executives. She also claimed Deen herself, used derogatory names when describing blacks. Photographers Angela Favors-Morrell and Gayle Bowman-Compton were on hand when Dr. John D. Perry, II and and the Mt. Sinai Missionary Baptist church paid homage to the communitys seniors in their Seniors Ball and Dinner. Also taking part in the festivities was Min. James Howard is the founder and organizer of the seniors outreach ministry. The event drew a crowd of local residents who proved that age is nothing but a number and just like fine wine, they keep getting better with age. Dancing, dining and tributes were the highlight of the event which was held at Seldon Park recently. Professional and friendly servers were also commended for taking their time to treat the seniors and guests like royalty

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MARCH, 2012 THESTAR World Reknown Harlem Globetrotters Hoop It Up In Jacksonville With Spectacular ShowPAGEB-4 By FARRISLONG Florida/Georgia Star Photos: Sandy Neal When it comes to major entertainment venues in the city, Jacksonville had three big choices on Friday night March 2The Monster Truck Show, R&B artist Monica, and a performance by the world famous Harlem Globetrotters. Thousands of people of all cultures filled the stands at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena to witness the legacy of the Harlem Globetrotters continue. The faces of all the kids, (and the kids at heart) lit up when the signature whistling sound of Sweet Georgia Brown played across the loud speakers and the show began. Simply put, the mixture of athleticism, comedy, and theater rolled into one made it an excellent family friendly experience. The show was filled with the tricks, antics, and thrills that families have come to love since the early 1920's, when the team was founded. They have a rich history of dazzling audiences in over 180 countries around the world. The Globetrotters was at one time, the home to such NBA greats as Wilt Chamberlain and Meadowlark Lemon. Over the last two years, Jacksonville's very own, E3 Business Group, under the leadership of executive director, Anthony Butler, has played a major role in various Globetrotters games "E3 is a national partner with the Harlem Globetrotters helping to expose the game to a more diverse audience. Our goal is to send 5,000 children to see them nationwide. To date we have helped over 1000 children and their families enjoy the 2012 World Tour." If you would like to give a donation and help sponsor disadvantaged children across the country to enjoy this event please call the E3 office at the number below. With ticket prices as low as $20, it was surprising to see such a low turnout of african-americans in attendance. It presents the twitter question of the week: Why is african-american turnout to family events in our city like this so poor. Tweet your comments and thoughts to me at @farrislong. Jacksonville serves as the national headquarters and Center for Entrepreneur Development for the E3 Business Group, Inc. E3 is a nonprofit support group for over 80 local and 400 nationally based aspiring entrepreneurs...Its mission is to educate, encourage and empower entrepreneurs to succeed in business while giving back to their community. To find out more about E3 call 888-525-2299 x119 Suns Hold Open Auditions For National Anthem Singers With the regular season only weeks away, the Jacksonville Suns will hold an open casting call for National Anthem singers and Bat Boy signups at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville on Saturday, March 17th, from 9:00am until noon. The Suns have seventy dates to fill with National Anthem singers. Auditions will be held on the field and singers will be asked to perform the song in a traditional fashion and in its entirety. All ages are welcome and instrumentalists or vocal groups are also encouraged to audition. Jacksonville Autoshow Pulls Out All The Stops With Hot Rides The highly anticipated 48th Annual Bob Hayes Invitational Track and Field Meet will get underway this weekend in Jacksonville. On Monday, the James (Coach) Day Scholarship Golf Tournament will be held at the Eagle Landing Golf Club on 3989 Eagle Landing Pkwy. A press conference will take place on Tuesday at the Raines High Track. The Middle School Track and Field Meet will take place at Earl Kitchings stadium, Raines High Friday on Friday at 2pm, following a developmental clinic at 11am. The main event however, is set for Saturday beginning at 8am at the Bob Hayes Invitational Track and Field Meet at Raines High School. For more information contact: Henry Smith at 904-222-1075 Al and Jayden Spencer (Grandfather and grandson) standing beside the New 2012 Dodge Ram 1500 Ezra Paris Madrid, sitting on the 2012 Corvette Photos by Sandy Neal, Florida/Georgia Star Lorne Green of Jax sitting inside the new 2012 Honda Accord Coupe 2012 Porsche 991 S Coupe48th Annual Bob Hayes International Track and Field Meet To Be Held This Weekend Bull gets big laughs playing a little too close to the net Big Easy gets by with a lay up Daryl K. Scott, 8 a future Globetrotter Baller (L-R)Marcus Ant, Joshua, mom Biji and Rachel lucky fans at the Pre-Game Meet & Greet. Globetrotters dancing to their signature song Bones takes it to the hoop.

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It took a minute to track down the actor who played one of my favorite roles in Red Tails, the much talked about George Lucas film about the heroic Tuskegee fighter pilots who were the first Black Afrikans to fly combat missions for the U.S. Army Air Corps in WWII. With all of the promotional stops various cast members are making, it was worth the wait to finally have a moment to chat with Marcus T. Paulk who turned in an outstanding performance as David Deke Watkins. Paulk is a native Angelino and has been acting since early childhood. He may best be known from his six seasons as singer/actress Brandys little brother Myles Mitchell on Moesha and the smash hit movie Roll Bounce with rapper/actor Bow Wow as well as a string of TV appearances on shows like Grace Under Fire, Ma Because George Lucas put up his own money to get this movie made after twenty years of studio decision makers saying no, was their any unsaid pressure on the cast when making this film? Paulk responds, We all knew that we had a huge responsibility. But it actually kind of put a fire under us, made us go harder and I think the outcome kind of shows that in the film. We had a great time making it and we came together as a team and everybody was excited. But I dont think we tried to think so much about all of those small things that were negative or some what like obstacles because when we got to the set and things and we were studying for this film, we didnt think too much about that stuff. It wasnt so much that Hollywood really didnt want to make it. To me George is Hollywood so somebody wanted to make it and it got done. When Paulk first got a copy of the script, what impression did he have of deke and how did he approach playing him? He ponders, It kind of got changed around a little bit. Actually, I thought it was necessary in a film like that. In the military and anywhere you go there are people who are very religious and there are always believers around so it was important that, that role was in the film. When it came to me going out for it, I was like, its cool. Its something that I can embody and something I can relate to. So I was excited about it. They had a boot camp to get the actors acclimated to a real military feel of 1944. What was Paulks experience with that? He really lights up on this one, Aw man, boot camp was so intense. We were doing a large amount of marching, we stayed in a bunker, it was freezing cold, we did a nine mile hike through the mud and we had water training. I learned how to make a floating device out of my pants which was pretty cool. It was a great experience, kind of like a beautiful nightmare. The actors actually sat down to talk with the real Tuskegee pilots. How humbling was it to converse with the guys who actually did this stuff? Paulk expresses, It was definitely an honor. To be able to be that close and talking with American heroes and also going to be portraying them is something that you can only dream of because its like putting us in the new position to be the new rock stars. Because in 1944, the 1940s, they were the Black men who stood out at that time. There was nobody really doing what they were doing and they were smart, educated Black men. And then meeting them face to face to see that they are 80 years old but they are so full of life, watching them talk about the stories and how they happened. And they get into maybe a little oh thats not how it happened, it was like this and we were watching them go back and forth and it was really fun for us guys to watch and soak that up so we could portray these great men. THESTARENTERTAINMENT Marcus T. PaulkHonors Tuskegee Airmen With A Great Performance! By Rych McCain, feedbackrych@sbcglobal.net and Facebook Photo Courtesy of 20th Century Fox Pictures Condolences: Our deepest, spiritual meditations and thoughts go out to the family, friends and fans of the late, great Don Cornelius who was found dead at his Sherman Oaks, CA home from a self inflicted gun shot wound to the head according to LAPD officials. Cornelius was 75. His creation of the Soul Train TV dance show in 1970 revolutionized and changed American entertainment. Soul Train made television history not only by becoming the longest first run TV series (1970-2006) but created and expanded Black Advertisement on the airways while introducing America to the Black culture of dance, style and the famed Soul Train Line. Many Black entertainers owe their break into stardom to Cornelius and Soul Train. We will surely miss you D.C.! TV: Be sure to tune into The Grammys this Sunday, Feb. 12th on CBS-TV from 8 11:30 PM (ET/PT). LL Cool J will host a parade of stars on Musics Biggest Night! The broadcast will happen in high definition and 5.1 surround sound. You can also catch it online at Grammy.com, CBS.com and YouTube.com/thegrammys. Chris Brown, Foo Fighters, Adele, Lil Wayne, Glenn Campbell, Paul McCartney, Nicki Minaj, Bruno Mars and a ton more will be there to light up the night live from The Staples Center in LA. Endorsements: Last Sunday, Mars Chocolate North America introduced the world to the sixth M&M'S Brand character, Ms. Brown, during the first quarter of Super Bowl XLVI. The M&M'S Brand also revealed the sweet voice behind Ms. Brown -television, film, Broadway and music superstar, Vanessa Williams. Ms. Brown will occupy the national spotlight throughout 2012 to showcase that M&M'S are not your average milk chocolate. She'll be featured in a series of television, print and digital ads, instore displays, promotions, as well as on Facebook and Twitter Movies: Red Tails. 20th Century Fox Pictures and Partnership Pictures. Starring Terrence Howard, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Nate Parker, David Oyelowo, Marcus T. Paulk, Ne-Yo and Tristan Wilds. Directed by Anthony Hemingway. Screenplay by Aaron McGruder. Story by John Ridllley based in part on John Holways book Red Tails Black .Wings. Produced by Charles Floyd Johnson and Rick McCallum. Executive Producer George Lucas. It is about time that the first Black fighter pilots to engage in combat during WWII had their day on the big screen. Hollywood didnt want to make this movie but George Lucas did. The film centers on the famed 332nd Fighter Group that trained at the Tuskegee Institute and were stationed at the segregated, all Black Ramitelli, Italy airbase where they established and broke many air combat records. They flew with valor and distinction despite the racist dumb stuff they had to put up with from their own side. This film deserve the support from not only Blacks but from all Americans because it werent for these chocolate pilots, there may have been a different outcome to WWII and one the U.S. wouldnt have liked. Safe House. Universal Pictures. Starring Denzel Washington, Ryan Reynolds, Brendan Gleeson, Sam Shepard, Vera Farmiga and Fare Fares. Directed by Daniel Espinosa. Screenplay by David Guggenheim. Produced by Scott Stuber. Matt Weston (Reynolds) is a low level, flunkie, CIA operative who babysits a CIA safe house for people they arrest and hide in Cape Town, South Africa. He is bored out of his mind and wants to be promoted to the real field until fugitive rogue former CIA operative Tobin Frost (Washington) is brought in. We now have an action thrill ride and a who can trust who game going on. We have us a good flick here with plenty of action and suspense. Hit me up at feedbackrych@sbcglobal.net Study, Observe and Win! Rych Rych McCains Hollyhood Notes!By Rych McCain, feedbackrych@sbcglobal.net BRING THE WHOLE FAMILY FOR A WEEKEND OF SUN, FUN & HEALTHY LIVING AT FLORIDA BLUE PRESENTS FUN AND FIT AS A FAMILY SPONSORED BY CARNIVAL FEATURING KELLOGGS KIDZ KITCHEN Produced by the same team behind the Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival presented by FOOD & WINE, Florida Blue presents Fun and Fit as a Family sponsored by Carnival featuring Kelloggs Kidz Kitchen will return for its fifth year, February 25 & 26, 2012. Taking place at Jungle Island, one of Miamis premier theme parks, the event will once again bring together everyones favorite celebrity chefs, culinary personalities, health and fitness professionals, and more for a weekend of interactive learning for the whole family! The most important mission we can undertake as food professionals is to teach children about what it means to cook and eat healthy foods, notes Andrew Zimmern, host of Travel Channels Bizarre Foods. As a dad, I personally understand the vital need to keep it fun in the kitchen, and when I do, our son responds as enthusiastically as the massive crowds of children we see on the road whenever we do these interactive demos. Fun and Fit as a Family once again welcomes a star-studded roster of chefs and culinary talent to help educate families about how to make healthier eating choices. Culinary demonstrations in the Kelloggs Kidz Kitchen have become an annual highlight for children and parents alike, as everyones favorite personalities create healthy dishes worth getting excited about. The 2012 roster includes demonstrations from Sunny Anderson, Rocco DiSpirito, Guy Fieri, Robert Irvine, Rachael Ray, and Andrew Zimmern. Kids get the chance to experiment with all the major food groups first-hand in the Whole Foods Market Food Lab presented by Vitamix. There, Nickelodeons Reed Alexander along with Michelle Bernstein, Adrianne Calvo, Melissa dArabian, Rocco DiSpirito, and Jeff Mauro will guide children 5 years of age and up through hands-on recipe testing using only the freshest ingredients for healthy results that are sure to make the whole family happy. Physical fitness activities provided by Florida International University and healthy food samplings from sponsors such as Badia, Barilla, Bertolli, Goya, Pollo Tropical and many more are sure to keep the entire family active and satisfied for the whole day of enjoying the fascinating animal exhibits at Jungle Islands unprecedented sustainable natural environment. The purpose of Fun and Fit as a Family is to educate children and parents about healthy lifestyle options in a hands-on manner that fosters true understanding of the options available to families. Vibrant activities from Carnival and an interactive garden experience from Florida Blue accent the healthy food samplings and culinary demonstrations for a truly well-rounded event. Fun and Fit as a Family aims to show families that through daily exercise and healthy food choices, they can improve the quality of their lives and have fun doing it! Tickets and more information can be found at www.funandfitasafamily.com or by calling 877.762.3933. Just $20 (per person/per day) for a whole day of food, fitness, family, and fun with your favorite celebrity chefs! Jungle Island annual passport members receive free admission to this event with valid passport.

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PAGE B-6 THESTAR MARCH 10, 2012 CLASSIFIEDS(contd from B-7) OWNER/PUBLISHER CLARA McLAUGHLIN LEATH MANAGEMENT LONZIE LEATH, RINETTA M. FEFIE SALES & MARKETING G. ABRAMS, DENNIS WADE, DAN EVANS OFFICE/ACCOUNTS MANAGER SHIQUITA WILSON LAYOUT EDITOR MAY E. FORD CRIME &JUSTICE KEVIN KIM CARIBBEAN NEWS/SPECIAL LAYOUT ARTHIA NIXONInvestigative Reporter : Lonzie Leath Reporters/Photographers : Marsha Phelts, Laurence Greene, F. M. Powell, III, Michael Phelts, Richard McLaughlin, Andrea F. K. 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Collects receipts for deliveries, also pick up unsold newspapers and credit newsdealers account. May collect payment for newspaper deliveries from customers. Duties also include distribution of sales promotion material to customers with newspaper deliveries. Route may be designated according to publication request. Serious individual need only apply.P/T Weekends Must have transportation and valid drivers license. CALL TO FIND OUT MORE:904-766-8834 EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES Value Stream Leader80706 Pr. Compliance/Audit Specialist79898 Sr. Customer Serivce Rep80646 Value Stream Manager80589 Please apply online at http://jobs.medtronic.com using the requisition number listed. Medtronic is an Equal Opportunity /Affirmative Action employer committed to cultural diversity in the workforce EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES INVITATION TO NEGOTIATEThe First Coast Workforce Development, Inc., (DBA WorkSource), will release an Invitation-toNegotiate on Monday, March 12, 2012 for Professional Employer Organizations to provide Human Resource and payroll/benefits services to be performed July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2013 with an annual option to renew for up to four years. A copy of the request will be available beginning Monday, March 12, 2012 at http://www.work sourcefl.com/partner_vendor/request_for_propos als.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 16, 2012. INVITATION TO NEGOTIATEThe First Coast Workforce Development, Inc., (DBA WorkSource), will release an Invitation-to-Negotiate on Monday, March 12, 2012 for Disaster Staffing Services to be performed July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2013 with an annual option to renew through 2017. A copy of the request will be available beginning Monday, March 12, 2012 at http://www.worksource fl.com/partner_vendor/request_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 A.M. (EST) APRIL 2, 2012. Jose Saenz of Lyons, GA will be hiring 30 temporary farm workers. Needed from 4-15-2012 through 6-152012 @ 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 80023283 Dahlin Guerrero of Lyons, GA will be hiring 49 temporary farm workers. Needed from 4-6-2012 through 7-21-2012 @ 40 Hours per week. Duties include; Harvesting of Vadalin Onions and pulling and picking Sweet Corn. 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 8003394 Fictitious Name :New Business Notice is hereby given that Angela Ware, desiring to do business as Wares Workshop, Inc. located in Jacksonville, FL (Duval County) Certified Basic Pistol & Advanced Defense Tactics and How Not to Go To Jail Course, 8 Hour Course Saturday, March 17, 2012 from 7:45 AM to 5:00 PM in Callahan, Nassau County, FL. CWP Training Certificate. Call Gary Belson (904) 4918358 for information. Certified Concealed Weapon License (Permit) Course Satisfies Florida State Statute 790.06 for Application to Lawfully Carry a Concealed Weapon. 1 Hour Course, $35.00 by Appt. in Callahan, Nassau County, FL. Call Gary Belson (904) 491-8358 for Information. PUBLIC NOTICES Fictitious Name :New Business Notice is hereby given that Roderick Presley desiring to do business as Hot Dog Chef, located in Jacksonville, FL (Duval County) Call (904) 418-9137For live interviews (7:00 PM 9:00 PM) on Empowering Word Network & to rapp or sing your Gospel song on the phone! You may be selected for our Bless The Mic concert/contest! The winner will receive a FREE (3) song demo CD & Contract. The winner will also appear on the BLESS THE MIC TV Show and 24/7 Praise Radio on Tuesdays 7:00 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.Send your CD(s) and information to P.O. Box 11835, Jacksonville, FL 32239

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MARCH 10, 2012 THE STARPR 1 The excitement and fun of this years dance will be remembered by young ladies until the next dance of 2013. Fueled by great music, classy food, new found friendships, and unstoppable dance floor action, the Daddy Daughter Dance keeps getting better. Daughters, granddaughters, nieces, step-daughters were treated to an evening of dancing, photographs, food and fun. Annually Girls Inc. of Jacksonville (www.girlsincjax.org) provides this event as a fundraiser; their Spring Daddy Daughter Dance in the Grand Ballroom of the beautiful and elegant Hyatt Regency Downtown Hotel. This was an evening that included a stylish dinner complete with dessert, rockin and hip music by DJ Dan that kept the dance floor full, a silent auction and raffle prizes available for the thousand young ladies in attendance. All proceeds benefit Girls Inc. of Jacksonville, a nonprofit organization that inspires all girls to be Strong, Smart & Bold. Talking to some of the young ladies as my granddaughter India danced, Makeilah a fifth grade student in DCPS shared that this gives her and her dad a chance to get closer because he is so busy with work. Shae chimed in that her parents are divorced, and the dance helped her and her dad get closer. This was her first dance and she was overwhelmed by all the girls. She wished that girls whose parents are divorced their dads could bring their daughters. It is hard being away from her dad and sometimes her mom does not let her dad come and get her when he wants to. The dance makes their relationship stronger. During the dance military fathers were honored for their sacrifices in defending the safety of this country during their times overseas or stationed in military units based away from their families months at a time. The honor of bringing their daughters to this event that sets high standards for chivalry, unparalleled fatherly respect for their daughters and love. Daughters and dads were dancing on the Grand Ballrooms dance floor from Hip Hop, R&B, Country, and other musical genres. The young ladies formed several dance lines that paraded around the dance floor and formed dancing circles that spun, twisted and turned creating scream of happiness and joy. Many young ladies shared that this is the best time they had with their dads and wished more girls could come next year with their dad or grand-dads. Crystal came with her step-dad and said at first she did not want to come with him, but changed her mind and glad that she did. She said she learned a new fun side of him that she likes and they pledged to do more stuff like this together. The Daddy Daughter Dance accomplishes so much in the strengthening of relationships between girls and the men in their lifes. This dance creates the opportunity for dads or the significant males in a girls life to teacher her also about having high expectations when they consider dating and future relationships. This is so important to the building of a young ladies self-esteem and self confidence in them. As a teacher the value of personal acknowledgement and high self-worth carries young ladies far in their education and career aspirations. The Daddy Daughter Dance accomplishes so much more than just dancing and eating the benefits creates a residue that will continue on for years in the young ladies that attended and will attend this wonderful event in the future. William Jackson, M.Ed. williamdjackson.com williamderekjackson@gmail.com Daddy Daughter Dance of Jacksonville

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MARCH 10, 2012 PREP RAP PR 2 Understanding Bullying and ViolenceBy: William Jackson, M.Edu http://about.me.williamdjackson There are growing stories of students from elementary, middle and high school who experience at various levels bullying; this may come in the form of harassment and torment at the amusement of one person or multiple persons. Statistics from Health Resources and Services Administration estimates that up to 25 percent of American students are bullied and the numbers are rising. According to Jonathan Cohen, President of the Center for Social and Emotional Education (http://schoolclimate.org/), more than 160,000 American students stay home from school on any given day because they're afraid of being bullied. Media reports have documented bullying even on college campuses across the country. There is no set economic, cultural demographic, bullying is across the board. During a recent workshop for Cathedral Arts in Jacksonville, Florida, educators discussed the realities of bullying. Bullying will not just go away and schools must be on constant look out for signs and symptoms. Educators and parents must work together to prevent this harassment in the educational and social systems of society. Violent Retaliation The recent cases of school shootings, retaliatory assaults and even suicide attempts may have their roots in bullying. In three fourths of the cases studied for the "Interim Report on the Prevention of Targeted Violence in Schools" (www.ed.gov/offices/oese/sdfs), student shooters reacted violently to being bullied by fellow students. Students feel trapped with no alternative to defend themselves because they feel adults will not support them. In 75 percent of cases where students used a gun, students planned the attack and almost all cases they told a peer or sibling about their intention to kill. Those entrusted with the information only told an adult in two of the cases. As I conduct bullying workshops and talk to kids about cyberbullying, physical, emotional and psychological bullying the discussion is similar in that parents, teachers, administrators and guidance counselors should listen to kids, developing better connections with kids, and developing an understanding in the school that allows kids to talk freely, openly and honestly. Kids need to know someone cares from Pre-K to high school. Never assume a child is handling a situation on their own. No one can read a persons mind or understand their emotional condition without talking to them. The recent reports from Ohio show that powerful and unchecked emotions can explode with deadly results. Children and youth need to know someone is there that they can trust. http://cdnapi.kaltura.com/index.php/kwidget/wid/0_qr88e0sj/uiconf_id/55908 21What is bullying?Many parents do not understand the complexity of bullying schools. In Florida, statute defines bullying as systematically and chronically inflicting physical hurt or psychological distress through teasing; social exclusion; threats; intimidation; stalking; physical violence; theft; sexual, religious or racial harassment; public humiliation; or destruction of property. This includes the harassment of LGBT students who face taunting, discrimination and even death threats. The tragic events that have happened on school buses, lunch rooms and classrooms are in many cases retaliation against bullies. When students feel they have nowhere else to turn they strike out against their tormentors. Empowering Families The quote; "It takes a village to raise children" Stated several times by Mrs. Hillary Clinton, truer words have not been spoken about raising children in the twenty and twenty-first century. Children are exposed to many challenges, but schools should be a safe haven, a refuge from bullying, harassment, discrimination, physical and emotional harm. The results of bullying last a life time of emotional turmoil that parents must address. Resources are available to aid parents in helping them to deal with bullying if their children are exposed, experiencing or involved in bullying. The first course of action is for parents to talk to their children about being bullied or if they are the bully. There should be empathy for those that are bullies because this shows underlying challenges that must be addressed, not just through punishment, but counseling and treatment. Bullying Resources: Stop Bullying Now, Interactive Cartoons for Kids http://www.stopbullyingnow.hrsa.gov/kids/ Bullying.org: See, read, and hear the impact that bullying has had on people's lives. http://www.bullying.org PBS Parents Information Bullying Education http://www.pbs.org/parents/search/results.html?restrict=parents&q=Bulling Education.com: This is an interactive quiz on bullying http://www.education.com/quiz/bullying-myths/Five EWC Students to Receive Tom Joyner Foundation ScholarshipThe Tom Joyner Foundation recently selected Edward Waters College as its HBCU of the Month for March 2012. As part of being recognized, the foundation will award five full-time male students who have a 3.5 GPA or better with a $1,500 Hercules Scholarship. The first scholarship recipient, Tevin Abbney, a sophomore, was announced Tuesday on the nationally-syndicated Tom Joyner Morning Show. The other four recipients will be named live over the airwaves each Tuesday in March. Listen to the Tom Joyner Morning show on Jacksonvilles 101.5 FM for the remaining winners, or stream it live from your smart phone or computer at http://www.tjms.com/stream. Edward Waters College is on the RISE!

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MARCH 10, 2012 THE STARPR 4 By: William Jackson, M.Ed. About.me/Williamdjackson williamdjackson.com Blacks need to understand the simplistic nature and empowerment of reading and education. Many in society especially Blacks are distracted by so many elements in their lives that the simple practice of reading has become a chore; this must change if Black children are to be successful and able to compete in the 21st century. The inclusion or invasion of technology has caused a radical change in learning. You must read and create content through the communication of words. Our youth are exposed to things that take away the will to learn, the desire to work their minds. Re-education, refocus is needed to teach again the importance of reading, writing and empowerment of being passionate about learning. This leads me to my experiences at the Douglas Anderson Writers Festival where 20 writers, authors, playwrights, and educators at the University of North Florida where I had a chance to listen to Al Letson and three presentations: Using Specific Detail, Writing Your Truth and Writing Your Story I was feeling Al Letson when he said listen to the voices in your head that guide and motivate you to put words down. To be passionate about your craft, that gift God has blessed you with. Dont fight the voices or force them to be quiet, but allow their energy to flow and move you in directions that maybe you would not have gone before. It was a pleasure to speak to him because he had a genuine spirit to share his artistic passions in the writing and storytelling process. I asked him about the importance of passion, and from that question you could see the energy build up in him. Cascading of emotions swelled as he talked of how people must understand the power of passion. Your passion can take you were talent wont, the talent is the gift, but the passion as Al states, It is paramount to be passionate about something. People have a talent that they know rests in them, but for some reason whether fear, lack of motivation, distraction, or even ignorance do not allow it to awaken and take hold of them. When asked by a young writer what do you do about the voices, in a humorous tone that had the audience laughing, Al stated, Just shut up and do what is says in your writing. Al Letson, a poet, playwright, actor, mentor, speaker, Black man, father, son of a Baptist preacher, husband. All these dynamic elements that make up a man who takes hold of his gifts and engage them to bring people together. He states that he wanted to be about something bigger than him, things that have a positive influence in the lives of others. As a 3rd generation teacher I have taught 25 years in public education and higher education 7 years, I understand about being part of something bigger. Promoting learning in youth through workshops, seminars and conferences on Bullying, Cyberbullying, Internet Safety, Social Media and basic technology. Blogging and teaching at EWC, the oldest HBCU in Florida. Praying that students understand the value and where education can take them in and through life. Even though he did not go to college Al Letson, his articulation, his physical expressions about his craft does not allow one to think that he is not a graduate of a higher educational institution. The words from him that encourage all of us to be ferocious readers; reading allows for the mind to open up imagining greater things. When Al was asked what motivates him he shared some of the books such as Bill Moyers Language of Life, Robert Jordan Wheel of Time among others. Reading allows you to be a creator of written and spoken words; they can connect people to a commonality they did not know exists. These same words have been spoken by men and women from universities and from life experiences men/women like Malcolm X, Carter G. Woodson, Nikki Giovanni, Zora Neale Hurston. Even Toni Morrison has stated, If there's a book you really want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it. So much was shared about the process of writing: A. Writing may start from one word. B. Look at your writing from different perspectives and angles to be able to tell your story. C. Revision is the greatest thing because it allows you to clarify your thoughts, feelings and the literary direction you are going in. D. Allow readers to see your craft and show them respect in your writing. When you respect your readers they respect you and continue to expect good works from you. E. Writers must learn to have a clear mission and vision, direction is key because your writing leads and directs the reader. If you have no direction you are leading your readers blindly. Eventually they will stop following you. F. A writer must sharpen their writing skill G. How does your story affect others. H. Remember the heart of the story I. Sell your writings, but promoting them to the people you are writing to. J. Seduce your readers not pound their brains with facts. Lastly, one of the important messages is Truth. Al Letson let it be known how important truth is in writing. Find the truth of the heart of the truth; be careful in writing the literal truth which can be lost, but the passionate truth that makes a connection with the reader. These words I will carry with me and the words of Nikki Giovanni, Malcolm X and others, teaching them to my students to help them embrace reading learning and a joy for writing. Douglas Anderson Writers Festival University of North Florida http://www.dacreativewriters.org/ douglasandersonwritersfestival@gmail.com Al Letson at Douglas Anderson Writers Festival Al Letson at Douglas Anderson Writers Festival

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Former Mayoral Candidate and Two Others Arrested for Rental Fraud SchemeThree people were arrested, including Former mayoral candidate Warren Lee, for leasing out vacant homes they did not own. Investigators say these suspects have been squatting in homes all across northeast Florida. These homes were in upscale neighborhoods and the suspects presented them as their own. They were said to have the locks changed and either stayed there themselves or rented them to others. The homes were not abandoned, but were going through foreclosure. They were vacant, but the property taxes were current. The suspects acted as landlords of these homes and used the stolen property to their advantage. The police were alerted by concerned neighbors about offensive and disruptive behavior coming from the squatters. Some neighbors also said they were suspicious of people coming in and out of these homes or realizing that they were not the original homeowners. The investigation first became active about six months ago last summer. Arrests were made on Warren Lanorris Lee, 46; Rhonda Petite Johnson, 52; and Cleveland Xavier Stephens, 36. They are being charged with organized fraud and acting as a real estate agent without a license. Lee is also being charged with grand theft. Police are still looking for Marcellous Tourvoiser Dunbar, 31. Police say if you are renting property and have a reason to be suspicious of your property owner, you are encouraged to go to the Property Appraisers Office website at www.coj.net, type in the address, and get the name of the owner. If a different name from the person you are paying shows up, you may want to call authorities. You are also encouraged to call if you see someone move into a home that you know has not yet been sold or taken by the bank. Police say they will look into different areas and make sure people dont take advantage of empty homes. We understand that there are legal means by which some people can take over property. Its called adverse possession. Thats not what this is about. This is about getting around the law and basically stealing. And were not going to tolerate it, said State Attorney Corey. Crime and Justice Crime and JusticeA Publication of the Florida Star and Georgia StarMARCH 10 2012 THE STAR C&J 1 As an African American newspaper, we basically report on offenses committed by African Americans. Please note that in our observations, weekly reports show that African Americans DO NOT commit the largest percentage of criminal offenses in this area. Man Arrested in Teen Killing A man was tracked down and arrested for the murder of 20-year-old Terrell J. Holsey. In November of last year, Holsey was walking down the street with someone. A man approached them and told them to stay away from his cousin. He then drove away and started firing shots at them. According to the report, Holsey was the only one who was hit. Holsey was shot in the head and torso as he was standing at an intersection. A vehicle was spotted fleeing after the gunshots were heard, but police were not able to find it. The man that was with Holsey said that he saw the shooter driving a green Ford Explorer on January 25 and followed it. He called police and they came to search the Explorer and discovered that it was stolen. They found a cell phone, which linked to Marcus Everette Jackson, 22. An arrest warrant was issued for Jackson and after a little over a month, dozens of police and SWAT team units arrived at an apartment complex. Jackson barricaded himself in the apartment, but eventually gave up. Jackson was arrested and faces a murder charge. Warren Lee Rhonda Johnson Cleveland Stevens Marcus Jackson