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

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On February 26, 2012, Trayvon Martin walked to a store in Sanford, Florida because he desired some skittles. He also purchased a can of Arizona Ice Tea. Trayvon was a popular, college-bound teen who had never been in trouble. The only thing he had in his hands was his bag of skittles and his Arizona Ice Tea. But, because his family members lived in a gated community, he was spotted by a self-appointed neighborhood watch captain who felt that Trayvon did not look appropriate for the neighborhood, called 911 and decided to follow him. The watch captain was told not to bother the teen by the 911 operator but George Zimmerman, the watch captain followed Death A-2 After tweeting that he is getting closerŽ to Bobbi Kristina, her adoptedŽ brother Nick Gordon is downplaying reports that he is dating the famous daughter of Whitney Houston. He insists hes just helping her through her grief. Were just close „ just going through her moms passing and grieving together,Ž he told ABC News. Rumors have swirled since Houstons death that her 19-year-old daughter is romancing Gordon, 22, and a British newspaper even alleged they are engaged after Bobbi Kristina was spotted sporting a diamond ring. But Gordon, who was taken in by Houston at the age of 10 because his mother was struggling to raise him, now says that he was merely providing her a shoulder to cry on. The two seemed to confirm their closeness on Twitter, while neither confirming nor denying reports that they The above Texas infant vanished eight years ago, and so did his godmother, and baby sitter, Krystle Rochelle Tanner. The infant was reported missing by his mother in 2004 and was told by Tanners relatives that she too was missing. By 2006 the case was considered cold and therefore closed, said the San Augustine, Texas Sheriffs Department. In 2011, child welfare investigators in San Augustine County, which is about 150 miles away from Houston where the infant and his mother lived, received a complaint that Tanner and her boyfriend were neglecting their two children. Texas -Continued A-2 State Representative Willye F. Dennis was born in Jacksonville, Duval County, Fla., March 14, 1926. She was a Democratic Member of the Florida state house of representatives 15th District, 1993-99. She resigned in 1999. She was a delegate to Democratic National Convention from Florida in 1996. She is a member of the NAACP and Delta Sigma Theta. Arrangements are entrusted to: Lewis-Smith Mortuary, Inc. (6665 New Kings Road, Jacksonville, Florida 32209). Viewing/Visitation : Friday, March 17, 2012, St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church (3738 Winton Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32208) from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Services : Saturday, March 18, 2012, Bethel Baptist Institutional Church (215 Bethel Baptist Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202), 11:00 a.m. The family's request is that flowers, cards, telegrams are sent to the funeral home prior to the time of visitation. Willye Dennis See Page B-1 The 17-minute documentary, premiere of The Road We've Traveled,Ž is an inside look at President Obama's first three years in office. The film streamed online, live, Thursday night via the presidents new-media reelection machine. It is narrated by Tom Hanks and read with true sincerity. The film has all of the things his critics despise most, his charismas, his assuredness, his way with words. The Washington Post said that the film is a masterful stroke exactly the kind of thing you want to have around if youre trying to persuade Americans to keep you in office. It is anticipated that it will be highly scrutinized as the haters search and if they dont find untruths, they will accuse him of exaggeration. Go to Youtube. Its a must see. By the way, put voting on your calendar for 2012. 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 Strong Civil Rights Leader Dies Ugg" Rtgr"Tcr Texas Kidnapped Infant Found After 8 Years ‰Vjg"Tqcf"Yg‘xg"Vtcxgngf“ Pkem"Iqtfqp"Fgpkgu Fcvkpi"Dqddk"Mtkuvkpc Death of an Unarmed Black Teen Gpfkpi"‰Hnqtkfc‘u"fktv{"ujcoghwn"ugetgv“" It was Floridas dirty shameful secret: for decades, Florida women who entered jail when pregnant often gave birth under extraordinarily inhumane conditions, with their hands and feet cuffed, and sometimes, with leg irons. Doctors and nurses pleas to remove the restraints fell on deaf ears, as the corrections officers called the shots. In 2009, I received a letter from a woman in jail on the west coast of Florida; she told me that during labor, both of her hands and one foot were cuffed to the hospital bedrails. During active labor, when it was time to push, she couldnt pull up on her legs. Ask any obstetrical nurse or physician: thats bad for the woman, and bad for the baby. Then, after her baby was born, her handcuffs prevented her from holding her newborn. Again … bad for the woman; bad for the baby. This was just one letter I received from women in jail … there were many others, all of which told the same stories of the womans restraint during labor, delivery, and recovery. Not all county jails subscribed to this cruel practice: some had compassionate birthing practices that involved midwives and doulas. However, there were no uniform guidelines, no statewide standards. Whether a woman was shackled during labor and delivery depended on where she was incarcerated, and whether the corrections officer showed any compassion. But thanks to a bill awaiting Governor Scotts approval, thats all going to change. The bill, sponsored in 2012 by Senator Arthenia Joyner (D-Tampa) and Rep. Betty Reed (D-Tampa) is named the Healthy Pregnancies for Incarcerated Women Act,Ž and bans the use of restraints on prisoners during labor, delivery, and recovery unless they present a true security risk or flight risk. In 2011, the bill, sponsored by thenSenator Tony Hill and Rep. Reed, passed the Florida Senate unanimously but stalled in the House. Jail is a terrible place to be pregnant. Now, however, women in Floridas jails who have the misfortune of giving birth during their jail terms will at least be free of the hobbling restraints that were the norm rather than the exception across Florida. Better for the women; better for their babies. Thank you, Senators Joyner, Hill, and Rep. Reed, on behalf of all the women behind bars who cant convey to you their personal thanks. Well tell them how you, and the entire Florida Legislature, stood up for them and their babies. HTGG"VKEMGVU Eqng"Dtqvjgtu Ektewu""/"Dtwpuykem" LQD"KPVGT/ XKGY JQY"VQ CPUYGT Ecnn *;26+"988/::56 ‰Dncm0Yqocp0 F{pcokm/ TgDqTp“" rtgokgtkpi 4pf"Gfkvkqp"kp jgt"jqogvqyp /Lcemuqpxknng. Octej"45/46 Jane Bradley, local playwright, filmmaker and writer bring play to Jacksonville on March 23 and 24 in honor of Womens History Month. See more on Page A-6 Cwdqpk"Ejcorkqp/Oqtkp"cpf"uqp.":"{gctu"ciq Mt{uvng"Tqejgnng Vcppgt."cttguvgf"cpf ceewugf"qh"mkfpcr/ rkpi":"oqpvj"qnf0 Cpignc"Urgctu Oqxgu"Wr"kp Oc{qt‘u"Qhhkeg Angela Spears has been elevated to the role of Special Assistant to the Mayor for Community Engagement. In that role, Spears will assist Mayor Brown in his efforts to engage citizens throughout Jacksonville on key community priorities. In July 2011, Spears was appointed as the Mayors Deputy Director of Communications. She previously worked as a television anchor and reporter in Jacksonville and in Waco, Texas. During her journalism career, Spears won Associated Press awards for her reporting. She has also worked as a community liaison for DaVita Dialysis and a public information officer for the Nassau County Sheriffs Office. Spears graduated from The University of Texas at Austin, where she earned a Bachelor of Journalism degree in 1995. Vtc{xqp"Octvkp. ujqv"vq"fgcvj

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Banks: 10% off every Wednesday (60+) Clarks: 10% off (62+) Dress Barn: 10% off (55+) Goodwill: 10% off one day a week (date varies by location) Hallmark: 10% off one day a week (date varies by location) Kmart: 20% off (50+) Kohls: 15% off (60+) Modells Sporting Goods: 10% off Rite Aid: 10% off on Tuesdays & 10% off prescriptions Ross Stores: 10% off every Tuesday (55+) The Salvation Army Thrift Stores: up to 50% off (55+) Stein Mart: 20% off red dot/clearance items first Monday of every month (55+)GroceryAlbertsons: 10% off first Wednesday of each month (55+) American Discount Stores: 10% off every Monday (50+) Compare Foods Supermarket: 10% off every Wednesday (60+) DeCicco Family Markets: 5% off every Wednesday (60+) Food Lion: 6% off every Monday (60+) Frys Supermarket: free Frys VIP Club Membership & 10% off every Monday (55+) Great Value Food Store: 5% off every Tuesday (60+) Gristedes Supermarket: 10% off every Tuesday (60+) Harris Teeter: 5% off every Tuesday (60+) Hy-Vee: 5% off one day a week (date varies by location) Kroger: 10% off (date varies by location) Morton Williams Supermarket: 5% off every Tuesday (60+) The Plant Shed: 10% off every Tuesday (50+) Publix: 5% off every Wednesday (55+) Rogers Market place: 5% off every Thursday (60+) Uncle Guiseppes Market place: 5% off (62+)TravelAlaska Airlines: 10% off (65+) Alamo: up to 25% off for AARP members American Airlines: various discounts for 65 and up (call before booking for discount) Amtrak: 15% off (62+) Avis: up to 25% off for AARP members Best Western: 10% off (55+) Budget Rental Cars: 10% off; up to 20% off for AARP members (50+) Cambria Suites: 20%-30% off (60+) Clarion: 20%-30% off (60+) Comfort Inn: 20%-30% off (60+) Comfort Suites: 20%-30% off (60+) Continental Airlines: no initiation fee for Continental Presidents Club & special fares for select destinations Dollar Rent-A-Car: 10% off (50+) Econo Lodge: 20%-30% off (60+) Enterprise Rent-A-Car: 5% off for AARP members Greyhound: 5% off (62+) Hampton Inns & Suites: 10% off when booked 72 hours in advance Hertz: up to 25% off for AARP members Holiday Inn: 10%-30% off depending on location (62+) Hyatt Hotels: 25%-50% off (62+) InterContinental Hotels Group: various discounts at all hotels (65+) Mainstay Suites: 10% off with Mature Travelers Discount (50+); 20%-30% off (60+) Marriott Hotels: 15% off (62+) Motel 6: 10% off (60+) Myrtle Beach Resort: 10% off (55+) National Rent-A-Car: up to 30% off for AARP members Quality Inn: 20%-30% off (60+) Rodeway Inn: 20%-30% off (60+) Sleep Inn: 20%-30% off (60+) Southwest Airlines: various discounts for ages 65 and up (call before booking for discount) Trailways Transportation System: various discounts for ages 50 and up United Airlines: various discounts for ages 65 and up (call before booking for discount) U.S. Airways: various discounts for ages 65 and up (call before booking for discount) Activities And Entertainment AMC Theaters: up to 30% off (55+) Bally Total Fitness: up to $100 off memberships (62+) Busch Gardens Tampa: $3 off one-day tickets (50+) Carmike Cinemas: 35% off (65+) Cinemark/Century Theaters: up to 35% off U.S. National Parks: $10 lifetime pass; 50% off additional services including camping (62+) Regal Cinemas: 30% off Ripleys Believe it or Not: @ off oneday ticket (55+) SeaWorld Orlando: $3 off one-day tickets (50+)Cell Phone DiscountsAT&T: Special Senior Nation 200 Plan $29.99/month (65+) Jitterbug: $10/month cell phone service (50+) Verizon Wireless: Verizon Nationwide 65 Plus Plan $29.99/month (65+).MiscellaneousGreat Clips: $3 off haircuts (60+) Super Cuts: $2 off haircuts (60+) PAGE A-2 THE STAR MARCH 17, 2012 Senior Discounts Some Start at 50 years of age HKPCN"ENCKOU"FGCFNKPG"PGCTU"HQT"DNCEM"HCTOGTU KP"JKUVQTKE"&3047"DKNNKQP"UGVVNGOGPV Enckou"fwg"Oc{"33."4234Washington, D.C. … A landmark class action settlement for African Americans who experienced farm loan discrimination by the USDA is entering its final phase. African Americans who farmed or attempted to farm (or their heirs) may be eligible for a sizeable cash payment or loan forgiveness from this $1.25 billion class action settlement. This final phase of the Black Farmers Discrimination Settlement (sometimes called Pigford IIŽ) is only for people who tried to file a late claim in the original Pigford case. The absolute, final deadline for filing a claim is May 11, 2012. This is the last chance for those eligible to get payments and loan forgiveness from the Black Farmers Discrimination Settlement. Lawyers appointed by the court are holding meetings around the country to provide those who are included in the settlement with free help filing claims. Completing a claim may take some time, so those who think they are included should get more information now. For more information, including about how to file a claim and meeting locations: call toll-free 1-877-810-8110 or visit www.BlackFarmerCase.com. VgzcuContinued from A-1 FgcvjContinued from A-1 Authorities tried to find the older child but were told they had been keeping him for a woman they met in a park. This caused the officers and CPS to have no records of the boy to work from since he had not attended school and had been removed from the national missing childrens database. Then, CPS learned that Tanner was a suspect in the 2004 kidnapping and with this, they were able to arrest her. One of her relatives led them to her as they said they were not aware of the 2004 kidnapping. Ms. Champion-Morin, who still lived in Houston said she was just thankful that her child had been located. She said she has prayed every night for his safety and for his return since his disappearance. him any way because he was wearing a hooded sweatshirt and was walking slowly in the rain. The shooting of the teen went unreported and Zimmerman, at the time of this writing, had not been charged in anyway. He did confess to the shooting. According to the officers report, they felt that Zimmerman was afraid and such caused him to shoot Trayvon even though the teen did not have a weapon. The incident was not released to the media. Now it has been learned that the current Chief of Police has committed to a complete investigation into the circumstances of young Trayvons death, which will begin immediately. Members of the Sanford community are in an uproar and cannot understand how and why a neighborhood watch volunteer would be carrying a gun. Officers claim that they accepted Zimmermans story because of the gated neighborhood and because they thought he had a clean record. Now, after Martins family did their own investigation, it has been discovered that the shooter did not have a clean record, but Trayvon did. On March 10, residents of Sanford held a rally at the Sanford Police Department in support of Trayvon and his family but not one representative from the police department attend or even acknowledged the residents and their concern. Adora Obi Nweze, president of Florida State Conference, NAACP, sent a letter requesting an impartial investigation into the shooting death of this unarmed teen. A request to investigate was also sent to Eric Holder, Attorney General of the United States.

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JACKSONVILLE, FL ALLISON Ollie E., 92, died March 7, 2012. BAILEY Walter Warren, 64, died March 8, 2012. BASS-CRISSMAN Yvonne A., 58, died March 8, 2012. BELL David J., 46, died March 7, 2012. BRUNNER, Larry Lee, died March 7, 2012. BUSH Thomas Lee, Sr., 82, died March 9, 2012. COLE Robert A., 67, died March 11, 2012. CUMBERBATCH, Doreen, died March 10, 2012. FISHER, Bruce Ira, 51, died March 7, 2012. FOBBS, Ruth Mae, died March 7, 2012. HARRISON, George, died March 8, 2012. KING, Doris Holden, died March 8, 2012. HOOPER, Barbara Lynn, 52, died March 7, 2012. HUCKLEBERRY, Merdella M., 61, died March 7, 2012. KELSEY Virginia, died March 6, 2012. LEVY, Jermaine Elliott, died March 7, 2012. MAINOR Ruby, died March 7, 2012. MARTIN, Lakia N., died March 6, 2012. McNEELY, Mary, 87, died March 9, 2012. MERCER Larry Don, 61, died March 8, 2012. MIXON Bonnie, 61, died March 6, 2012. MUNDEN Mildred Marie Dickinson, 85, died March 9, 2012. NEWSOM Delores Shields, died March 8, 2012. 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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! MELs PRINTS & EVENTS and LOVE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH presents Gospel Joy Night Celebration. Special Guest performances by Jacksonvilles local Christian Talent. Featured Talent: Love MB Church Mass Choir and Warrior of Worship Dance Ministry. Satruday, March 17th at 7:00 p.m. To be held at Greater Mt. Salem Missionary Baptist Church, 2335 Moncrief Rd. For more information, call (904) 6356940 or (843) 618-8345. 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. March 18th Elder Lee Harris, Mt. Olive Primitive BC; March 25th Pastor Jeremiah Robinson, Jr., New Zion BC, Fernandina Beach, FL. 904527-1762 GREATER MT. ARARAT MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH of Lake City, FL, 181 Buddy Ave., will be holding our 9th Annual Mother Dorothy Timmons Day tribute and memorial services on Sunday, March 18, 2012 at 3:00 p.m.. The public is invited to this program which is being held for the benefit of the churchs building fund. The Speaker will be our own Pastor David L. Scott, and Guest Soloist Sis. Gail Moore. (904) 755-7330. HOPE CHAPEL MINISTRIES will celebrate Love Feast 39Ž beginning March 18, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. Love Feast is the annual anniversary of their church and founder, Pastor Dr. Jeannette C. Holmes-Vann. The theme for this exciting event is,  39 Years of Loving and Lifting Jesus .Ž Following the kick-off on Sunday, March 18th at 11:00 a.m., other services will take place on March 21st, 22nd, and 23rd at 7:00 p.m. at the church located at 9850 Wagner Rd. A founders brunch will be held at the Hyatt Regency downtown on March 24th at 10:00 a.m. 904-924-200 for details. GREATER NEW MT. MORIAH MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH 1653 West 9th St., invites the women of Mt. Herman Missionary Baptist Church to our upcoming event,  1,000 Women in Red .Ž March 18th at 4:00 p.m. If you have any questions, please call Sis. Karen Murray at 904-520-1127. In Loving Memory of My Daughter:Tameka Nicole McCray11/1981 3/11/11 It has been one year since your death, but we all learn to lean more on the Lord. We do miss you. From your whole family, son Edward, Theresa, Willie, Sr., Peggy, Willie, Jr.

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Womens Center of Jacksonvilles 2012 Speaker SeriesThe Womens Center of Jacksonville invites you to the 2012 Speaker Series … Women, Words & Wisdom. Dont miss Charlene Taylor Hill, Executive Director, Jacksonville Human Rights Commission on May 27 5:30 p.m. Reception, 6:30 p.m. Lecture at Theatre Jacksonville, 2032 San Marco Blvd. For more information visit www.WomensCenterofJax.org or call (904) 7223000. The mission of the Womens Center of Jacksonville is to support and empower women and to nurture mind, body and spirit.CONGRATULATIONSto my long time friend, Circuit Judge Brian Davis who has been nominated by President Barack Obama to serve as U.S. District Judge for the U. S. District Court in Floridas Middle District. His nomination is currently pending in the U. S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary. Jordy, I have no doubt that you will be confirmed. Can we get some fishing in before you go? We wish you all the best.World of Nations Celebrates 20 YearsIt is hard to believe that 20 years have passed since Warren Jones as President of the Jacksonville City Council and Chairman of the Duval County Tourist Development Council (TDC), introduced an exciting idea for Jacksonville citizens to celebrate their ancestral heritage in a lively festival setting. I served on the TDC at the time of the festivals inception and am proud of its growth and longevity. Through the years, the event, has served to educate and entertain thousands of visitors who attend. Festival goers experience authentic customs, food, music, clothes, dance and more from the popular African Village, which features the countries of Ghana, Nigeria, Senegal, and South Africa. Other places featured are Latin America, Asia, Europe, South America, North America, and the Caribbean. The 20th World of Nations Celebration takes place May 3-5, 2012 at Metropolitan Park. For more information visit www.makeascenedowntown.com/Events/World-of-Nations-Celebration or call (904) 630-3690. PAGE A-4THE STARMARCH 17, 2012 Talk of the Town! Talk of the Town! By Frances Bradley Volume Burks, Photographer E kaabo (eh-kah-bow). Welcome. CharleneTaylor Hill Seen at the Women's Center of Jacksonville's 2012 Speaker Series Kick Off are l-r: Betty Carley, Deloris Weaver, Ok Sun Burks, Michelle Drinks, and Margo Castro African VillageCooordinators after World of Nations planning meeting, l-r: Volume Burks, Martha Davis, Brenda Frinks, and Javan Frinks Dr. and Mrs. Wendell Holmes make elegant entrance to his 90th birthday celebration Rev. Rudolph McKissick, Sr. Dr. Alvin White Dr. Trudie Kibbe Reed, President, Bethune Cookman University Happy Birthday, Dr. Wendell Holmes!Business and Community Leader Turns 90 Years Old Photographs courtesy of Michael Kyle

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She has sweetness and charm in such abundance that it is difficult not to melt in her presence. Eight year-old Jordenn Thompson also has the gift of acting talent to combine with the charm that is bound to take her far in the realms of TV and Films. She has a major role in the new Tyler Perry film Good DeedsŽ playing Ariel, the daughter of Lindsey played by Thandie Newton. Being in a major motion picture is a big step for an eight year-old, especially when one considers the mature mindset and discipline that it takes to act on that level. How did Thompson arrive at that point so young and what motivated her to get into professional acting? She smiles and says, I started acting when I was four. I dont actually remember when I got started. I think I just kept watching movies and I told my mom that I wanted to be in a movie. So I started acting.Ž Of course the training came and she began booking child modeling gigs for Gap, Old Navy, Childrens Place, JC Penny, Walmart and Target to name some. This was followed by commercials with McDonalds, Sears, Humana, The Disney Channel and others. TV roles eventualized such as Fake It Til You Make It,Ž which lead to films. In the movie Good Deeds,Ž Ariel and her mom become homeless and have a very emotional rollercoaster ride with scenes that called for a wide range of reactions. How difficult was it to cry among other emotions? Thompson snaps that one up without losing a beat. That was hard because when I went in for the auditions, I was so excited that I couldnt cry that much at all. But I didnt actually cry, I just put my head down and was pretending to cry so it was funny. I was trying not to laugh too.Ž The movie on screen takes place in San Francisco where all of the exterior shots were filmed but the actual shoot of the project happened in Atlanta. So what was Thompsons experience working with Mr. Perry? She lights up, He was so cool. He always treated me like a princess. He was so nice to me. He gave me flowers everyday so it was cool.Ž What was her initial reaction seeing him in person for the first time? Thompson reflects, Hes the biggest star Ive seen before in a movie.Ž Thandie Newton and Thompson looked very realistically close as mother and daughter. How much was she like a real mom to Thompson? She flashes that charming smile and says, She always took care of me and she was the sweetest girl that Ive every met before so it was fun working with her. She helps me out a lot. She makes me be Ariel. She does the part really good and it helps me do the part really good.Ž In dealing with the subject of homelessness, what does Thompson hope the movie goers will take from this film? She says, They would go home thinking, what if I got homeless? And say if I ended like that, Id be really happy.Ž Of course she is referring to good fate she and her mom has at the end of the film. PAGE A-6 THESTAR MARCH 17, 2012 ENTERTAINMENT Jordenn ThompsonA Charismatic Mountain Of Sweet Child Charm!By Rych McCain, feedbackrych@sbcglobal.net and Facebook Photos Courtesy of RMMS TV : Talk queen Oprah Winfrey interviewed the late Whitney Houstons daughter Bobbie Kristina along with Houstons personal manager/sister-in-law Patricia Houston and her brother Gary Houston on Oprahs Next Chapter via her OWN Network this Sunday, March 11 th TV land President Larry W. Jones announced The TV Land Awards 2012,Ž honoring classic television, film and music icons, will return to New York City and be hosted by Kelly Ripa (nationally syndicated talk show LIVE! With KellyŽ). Ripa previously hosted the show in 2007.Celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, the awards show will honor powerhouse songstress Aretha Franklin with the Music Icon Award and will be held at the Lexington Avenue Armory at Gramercy Park on Saturday, April 14th. The TV Land Awards 2012Ž will air on Sunday, April 29th at 9:00pm ET/PT. More honorees will be announced in coming weeks. The CW Network today ordered three new original reality series for summer 2012: THE STAR NEXT DOOR, a nationwide music competition series from Queen Latifah; BREAKING POINTE an inside look at the competitive world of ballet; and THE CATALINA which follows the employees and guests at a rocking Miami hotel.These three new shows will join the previously announced game show OH SIT! on The CWs most aggressive summer slate ever.Premiere dates and times will be announced at a later date. Music : Country superstar and 6 time Grammy winner Taylor Swift is currently on a whirlwind ride selling out the final leg of her Speak Now world tour in Australia and New Zealand. Swifthas played 98 shows in stadiums and arenas in 17 countries around the globe. Ours,Ž the 5th single released from Taylors now 5x-Platinum Speak Now album (Big Machine Records), has reached #1 like the previous 4 singles before it and is now gold. Swift voices the character of Audrey in Dr. Seusss The LORAX which this weekend earned $70.7 million, scoring the biggest boxoffice debut of the year The film also achieved the biggest opening of any Dr. Seuss adaptation, topping 2000s How The Grinch Stole Christmas Swift is nominated for three 2012 Academy of Country Music Awards:Entertainer of the Year, Female Vocalist of the Year and Video of the Year. She is also up for Favorite Female Singer and Favorite Song at the 25th Annual Kids Choice Awards. She is featured on the April cover of Harpers Bazaar Australia, and was on the cover of Vogue in February. Swift is the reigning Billboard Woman of the Year and the AMA Artist of the Year She is both the Academy of Country Music and the Country Music Associations current Entertainer of the Year, and now has more than 11.4 million Twitter followers (@taylorswift13) and 29 million Facebook friends. Movies : Good Deeds, Lionsgate Films Starring Tyler Perry, Thandie Newton, Brian White, Rebecca Romijn, Jamie Kennedy, Jordenn Thompson, Gabrielle Union, Phylicia Rashad, Beverly Johnson and Eddie Cibrian. Written and Directed by Tyler Perry. Produced by Tyler Perry, Ozzie Areu and Paul Hall. This Tyler Perry film is different from his more familiar works but it strikes the same chords of self examination and being honest with oneself. Opening at #2 at the box office speaks volumes. Good wholesome flick to see. Dr. Seuss The Lorax. Universal Pictures Starring in voice over, Danny DeVito, Ed Helms, Zac Efron, Taylor Swift and Betty White. Co-Directed by Chris Renaud and Kyle Balds Adapted screenplay by Cinco Paul and Ken Daurio. Screenplay Theodor Geisedl source material from book The Lorax. Produced by Christopher Meledancri and Janet Healy. This movie has the biggest weekend box office gross so far of 2012 raking in 70 million sweet ones! This even beats 2000s Dr. Seuss The Grinch Who Stole Christmas.Ž The storyline is excellent. The visual look of the film with its vibrant colors, alive music and lovable characters will make it an all time classic favorite for children of generations to come not to mention a few Oscar nods in the process as well! Hit me up at rychmccain@sbcglobal.net and Facebook Study, Observe and Win! Rych Rych McCains Hollyhood Notes!By Rych McCain. feedbackrych@sbcglobal.net Jordenn Thompson and Thandie Newton Photo Courtesy of RMMSJordenn Thompson

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By ARTHIANIXON Caribbean News Editor BARBADOS:Rihanna may be an international pop star but to many Bajans she is still remembered as the island girl they grew up with. Already offending many with her music video depictions, reconciliation with a boyfriend charged with domestic violence and her choice of (or rather lack of) clothing, there has been concern brewing that she is a horrible choiceŽ of tourism and youth ambassador to the Caribbean nation. After she showed up in New York at a restaurant last week in a mesh top that exposed her breasts and nipples, her former pastor has expressed his views on what many consider a life of fame that she simply isnt ready to handle responsibly. Bishop Vibert Lowe, pastor of the church Rihanna attended in Barbados before her worldwide fame recently told media that he is prayingŽ for her, even on her choice of reconnecting with former boyfriend Chris Brown. The pastor, who is still a friend of the Fenty family, says that even though Rihanna visits her home island as is evidence through her provacative display during a local cultural parade and multiple paparazzi photos, he doesnt get to see her anymore because she is too busy. The Bishop said:I don't see her much when she comes back -she seems too busy -but she should spend more time in church." "A lot of people have been praying for her and hoping that she will drop these bad habits,Ž he stated. We feel it's wrong for her to behave like this. As a young lady, she's not setting a good example." "Young people look to her as a mentor, they regard her as an idol and copy her lifestyle,Ž he added. There are people on the i sland who think she parties way too hard." "After all he [Chris Brown] did, I'd tell her to steer clear of him,Ž Bishop Lowe said. He's not the correct influence on her life." MARCH 17, 2012 THESTAR PAGEA-7Caribbean Female Heads Of State Give International Womens Day Speeches During CARICOM Meeting By ARTHIANIXON Caribbean News Editor SURINAME: Considering that blacks were only given the right to vote in the last century and women the right to vote seemingly only a few decades, the females in the Caribbean celebrated International Womens Day with pride listening to remarks of Portia Simpson-Miller, Prime Minister of Jamaica (right) and Kamla Persad Bissessar, Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago (left). Both women made history at the 23rd Intersessional CARICOM Heads of Government Meeting in Suriname as they were the first two female Heads of State to be represented at the caucus. Our women today not only dominate many areas of national, social and professional endeavours but they do so with merit, competence and distinction,Ž said Simpson-Miller during her address to the women of Jamaica. While we can take some pride in the overall progress made we must also be very mindful of the fact that a significant number of Jamaican women still struggle against the barriers which keep them poor and marginalized. Many of these women live in rural communities across the length and breadth of this country. It is within this context that we join the global community in supporting the United Nations theme for this year's observance Empower Rural Women: End Hunger and Poverty. The sad reality is that more and more women, the majority in rural communities are becoming poorer which is impacting on their life chances and that of their families.Ž She added: We have come a long way, but the job is not yet complete until we overcome all remaining challenges to the economic and political progress of our women. I encourage the men in our society to join hands in celebrating the Jamaican woman.Ž Trinidad and Tobagos Prime Minister, who was bought up in a rural area, was thrilled to take part in the event. This is another firstŽ for Caribbean womens Political Participation and I hope to be joined by more women leaders not only at the regional and hemispheric levels but internationally as well,Ž said Persad Bissessar. Together with the Mos t Honourable Portia Simpson, Prime Minister of Jamaica I shall be representing the interest of our nation and region at this High-Level meeting.Ž She noted that Trinidad and Tobagos track record has been commendable citing that in 2011 the sister nation was identified in the Commonwealth as the third best place to be born a girl. Coming from a rural district I appreciate first-hand the essential role played by rural women in this country,Ž she said. They are an integral part of the economy and play crucial roles ensuring food and nutrition security. The only real avenue we have of eradicating rural poverty is through the recognition of the contribution of these women. In Trinidad and Tobago, we have the Network of Rural Women Producers and the Trinidad and Tobago Goat and Sheep Society who have been championing the cause of importance of rural women and communities in agriculture, and I applaud them.Ž She added that she understands that challenges such as gender-based stereotypes and discrimination that deny such women equitable access to opportunities, resources, assets and services, continue to exist. My Government remains strongly committed to achieving gender equality,Ž she stated. We want and are working towards equal access to opportunity and equal access to resources. Women in this country have achieved immense success without the benefits of policies which were gender sensitive. I can only imagine the things that can be accomplished with enlightenment and I look forward to greater successesŽ. BAHAMAS:About 500 persons recently screened a documentary in the Atlantis Conference Center where a team of local and Khaled bi n Sultan Living Oceans Foundation scientific divers observed Bahamian coral reefs suffering from coral bleaching as a result of climate change polluti on and overfishing. During the screening, the seven Bahamas National Trust (BNT) researchers recalled what they observed and learned during their d iving experiences, in the Living Oceans Foundations short film called Mission BahamasŽ, filmed on the M/Y Golden Shadow. The M/Y Golden Shadow is a 67-meter (220 ft) logistical support vessel that carries a Cessna Caravan Amphibious aircraft. The M/Y Shadow is owned by the Living Oceans Foundation, which is dedicated to the conservation and restoration of living ocean s and pledges to champion their preservation through research, education and a commitment to Science Without Borders. One of the Golden Shadows most important assets is its stern elevator platform. This system is used to launch and recover th e seaplane, as well as the various tenders. The platform is also invaluable for diving access and recovery in difficult sea conditions. To ensure the safety of visiting divers, the Golden Shadow also has a recompression chamber capable of accommodating one casualty and one medic. Fully qualified medical staff members are present during all dive operations. Minister of the Environment the Hon Earl Deveaux recently thanked HRH Prince Khaled of Saudi Arabia for the gift of scientific research that will strengthen the Bahamian economy by allowing the scientists to gather information that will be valuable to increasing the stewardship and protection of the countrys marine environment. The Bahamas National Trust (BNT) will use the research information to create Marine Protected Areas, geared towards protecting coral reef systems dying from stress. Minister Deveaux told the Prince, On behalf of the entire Bahamas, I thank you. I would like to close with a quote from Krista Sherman, a member of the Bahamas National Trust (BNT). In Kristas words, It was an amazing and extremely beneficial experience. The ability to work and share knowledge with such a seasoned and experienced scientific team that has studied coral reefs globally was an absolutely amazing experience. This project will be extremely beneficial as we plan our marine reserves.Ž The mapping will show areas of high biodiversity, as well as provide the mapping layer showing the tracks of hurricanes over the last 150 years, so that planners can accurately access healthy and unhealthy marine reserves. The projects will map ocean surface temperatures and will also map coral reef bleaching events, which will allow The Bahamas to become the first country to incorporate climate change into its planning of marine reserves,Ž Mr Deveaux said. Minister of the Environment Earl Deveaux (BIS photo/Gena Gibbs) Prince Khaled joins an audience of 500 to watch the launch of Mission BahamasŽ, which documents the finding of BNT researchers. (BIS photo/Raymond Bethel) Bahamian Scientists Participate In Coral Reef Exploration Rihannas Former Pastor Concerned With Her Image and Lifestyle Choices

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PAGE A-8THE STAR MARCH 17, 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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MARCH 17, 2012 THESTAR JacksonvillesLOCAL NEWS FLORIDA SECTION B Mayor Brown Celebrates Huge Downtown Milestone: 100th Art WalkFirst Wednesday Art Walk Has Drawn Visitors of All Ages Downtown Since 2003 Willye F. Dennis, a longtime leader of the Jacksonville NAACP and a former state legislator, died Friday. She was 85.Mrs. Dennis was a formidable political force who influenced a generation of city leaders. Mayor Alvin Brown stated he had known Mrs. Dennis since he was 17 years old and that she was a friend and a supporter. She believed in opportunity for all and she was a true champion for the community. U.S. Representative Corrine Brown, D-FL stated, "Willye Dennis was a good friend, a political pioneer, a dedicated public servant, and an ardent fighter for the African-American community here in Jacksonville. She will be missed by the entire Jacksonville community." Mrs. Dennis had lived her life in Jacksonville, attending Old Stanton High School and being hired by the city's library system in 1951. She earned a bachelor's degree two years later from Clark College in Atlanta, then a master's in library science from Atlanta University. Doctoral studies in public administration through Nova University. She married in 1953, Mrs. Dennis raised two sons, Byron Dennis and Leo Dennis, Jr., and a daughter, Wilene C. Dozier. While she continued to work for the library until 1980, Mrs. Dennis incorporated her own business, Fam-Co Learning and Development, Inc. in 1978. In 1992, the company was labeled one of America's 10 best daycare centers by Child magazine. Everyone around her knew she was a warrior, and she was one that worked hard for the people that she represented. During a public meeting last month at a King Street health clinic, residents thanked Mrs. Dennis for the clinic because she had worked to help fund it when she held state office. She had been elected to the Florida House in 1992. Leading the NAACP branch in Jacksonville had called for a warrior, said Rodney Hurst, a civil rights activist for many years. Mrs. Dennis had been branch president from 1984 until 1994, spending much of that time pursuing a years-old court case to complete desegregation of Duval County schools. The school system negotiated an agreement in 1990 that led to the creation of the county's magnet school system, although the NAACP remained involved in legal challenges after Mrs. Dennis left the group's top post. "She was one of those brave, unsung she-roes that are not given the recognition they deserve," said Hurst, who took part with her in organizing the city's Martin Luther King Jr. breakfast in the 1980s. "She as a tireless worker. She was committed to the NAACP," said Hurst, who said she had been in declining health. "She almost lost her life as a result." Mayor Alvin Brown poses with staff from Downtown Vision, Inc. just after signing the giant, congratulatory canvas. Mrs. Dennis being honored Peyton escorting Mrs. Dennis at the MLK Breakfast. Paula Sanders Be Unique Handmade Accessories Mayor Alvin Brown poses with a family enjoying the 100th Art Walk. To the right: Rhonda Bristol and Ann Chinn African Diaspora Themed Original Art Mayor Brown as he signs the congratulatory canvas Alex Delinis, Phedre Delinois the painter, Kimberly Delinois, Michaan Brown, and Latrice Lawson Mrs. Dennis at the MLK Breakfast On the Walk at De Real Ting Cafe Deborah HarveyInspirational Art Willye F. DennisA Longtime Leader of The Jacksonville NAACP Dies at 85 Mayor pictures courtesy of City of Jacksonville Photos by Frank M. Powell, III, of The Florida StarMarch 9, 2012 … Mayor Alvin Brown helped celebrate the 100th First Wednesday Art Walk by presenting Downtown Vision Inc. with a proclamation noting the milestone. DVI has organized First Wednesday Art Walk since 2003. Mayor Brown thanked everyone who helped organize the popular monthly event. He said it takes the cooperation of artists, businesses and countless volunteers to make it a success. Art Walk shines a well-deserved spotlight on everything that makes our urban center a focal point for everyone in Northeast Florida to enjoy,Ž said Mayor Brown. After signing a giant, colorful canvas for the 100th Art Walk in Hemming Plaza, Mayor Brown walked a few blocks to CoWork Jax. There, he toured the urban, shared office space which offers a variety of workstations and high-tech suites for a monthly rate. Mayor Brown mingled with young professionals checking out the unique office space. As the sun set on a beautiful evening, Mayor Brown then walked over to The Jacksonville Landing where he watched the Eco Latino Jax Talent Show. Mayor Brown cheered on various couples and groups as they danced and performed their way to victory. In between performances, the mayor took to the stage and thanked visitors for making the 100th Art Walk a success. Event organizers echoed the sentiment and said Mayor Browns support of the event and downtown businesses is important. The Art Walk is a great example of the vitality and energy we are all hoping to further develop downtown,Ž said Terry Lorince, Executive Director of Downtown Vision Inc. Everybody loves to the see the streets animated with people. It is how they want downtown to look on a regular basis.Ž

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(StatePoint) No matter how much money you have, your financial accounts and investments need protection. According to the FBI, Americans currently lose approximately $40 billion annually to financial investment fraud. Most Americans rely solely on the government and their banks to enforce investor safety, but many experts caution this isnt enough and that people need to get actively involved in protecting themselves. Even with strengthened financial protection laws in place, the ability for the government to police the scope of undue profiteering and theft is limited. Rather than being victimized first and seeking recourse later, protect your nest egg now,Ž says Pat Huddleston, author The Vigilant Investor: A Former SEC Enforcer Reveals How to Fraud-Proof Your Investments,Ž published by AMACOM Books. Vigilance means acknowledging that anyone is vulnerable to being tricked, regardless of education, intelligence, and experience.Ž You may think you can spot a scam a mile away, but the best ones dont look like scams or sound completely trustworthy. Experienced fraudsters typically provide their victims with credible looking proof of returns. Some scams will go so far as to employ fully-staffed phone banks and websites. Every investor should be on the alert for red flags like these, says Huddleston, who is also CEO of Investors Watchdog, a group that conducts fraud investigations. € Name-dropping. Scam artists often wield the power of their supposed celebrity clients to impress the gullible. € The takeaway pitch.  Available for a limited time only!Ž This scammers ploy of taking away your opportunity taps into the natural human aversion to loss. € Living extra-large. If your investment adviser spends money like a trust fund baby on a weekend shopping bender, he is spending your money, not his own. € Evading transparency. If the adviser resists your requests for transparency, take your money and run. € Vague credentials. Verify your investment salespersons background independently using resources like the National Student Clearinghouse. € An appeal to faith. Fraud aimed at religious groups is so virulent and effective that the only safe course is to say no even to a subtle appeal to your faith. Be especially on guard if you have elderly parents. Those aged 60 years or older are disproportionately targeted. More tips on protecting your nest egg from unscrupulous fraudsters can be found in Huddlestons book and by visiting www.thevigilantinvestor.com By treating every investment opportunity with healthy skepticism and objectivity, you can help protect your familys future. How To Protct Yourself From Financial ScamsPAGE B 2THE STAR MARCH 17, 2012 /Community Activities AMATEUR NIGHT SEMI-FINALS, Ritz Theatre and Museum: Friday, March 16, 2012, at 829 N. Davis Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Contact 904.632.5555 for any information. MUSEUM AND A MOVIE, Ritz Theatre and Museum, on Saturday, March 17, 2012, at 829 N. Davis Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Call 904.632.5555 for additional information. ALL STAR CHALLENGE, onSaturday, March 17, 2012, at the Prime F. Osborn III Convention Center, 1000 Water Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Please call 904.630.4000 for more information. Northwest Behavioral Health Services in collaboration with Edward Waters College will be presenting the 30th Annual Conference on Mental Health and the Black Community, May 17-19, 2012.For additional information, please phone: (904) 781-7797. TYRESE, this Sunday, March 18, 2012, at the Florida Theatre, 128 E. Forsyth Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. For more information contact 904.355.2787. Downtown Top to Bottom Walking Tour, at The Jacksonville Landing, on Tuesday, March 20, 2012, at 2 Independent Dr. W., Jacksonville, FL 32202. Contact 904.353.1188 for additional information. OPEN MIC NIGHT, onTuesday, March 20, 2012, at the Northstar "The Pizza Bar", 119 Bay St. E., Jacksonville, FL 32202. Call 904.860.5451 for all information. Downtown Top to Bottom Walking Tour on Tuesday, March 20, 2012, at The Jacksonville Landing, 2 Independent Dr. W., Jacksonville, FL 32202. Call 904.353.1188 for additional information. SALVATION ARMY CELEBRITY CHEFS: Thursda,y, March 22, 2012, at the Prime F. Osborn III Convention Center, 1000 Water Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Contact 904.630.4000 for all necessary information. MAYOR BROWN'S FISH-A-THON IN OUR PARK! Seniors, join us for a real senior fishing tournament! Mayor Brown's Fish-A-Thon will be held Friday, March 23, from 10 a.m.2 p.m. at Hanna Park. For additional information, call (904) 630-3690 or email events@coj.net. RIVER REGION CHILDREN'S HEALTH FAIR, will be hosting a health fair on Saturday, March 24th, at the Justina Community Center, 3101-3 Justina Rd. For more information, call 745-3063. TRASHY FASHION WEEK AT RIPLEY'S BELIEVE IT OR NOT! On Saturday, March 24, the famous attraction will host a "Trashy Fashion Show" at 2 p.m. at Ripley's Museum at 19 San Marco Ave., St. Augustine. Men, women and children are welcome to participate. For more information on the show, please follow Ripley's Facebook page at ww.facebook.com/saintaugustineripleys or www.facebook.com/redtrains. THE WOMENS CENTER OF JACKSONVILLE is proud to announce the second annual Womens Center of Jacksonville 2012 Speaker Series -Women, Words and Wisdom on Tuesday, March 27th featuring Charlene Taylor For ticket information go to www.womenscenterofjax.org or call (904) 722-3000 x 0. NACA AMERICAN DREAM TOUR COMES BACK TO JACKSONVILLE: Nations Big Banks join NACA to offer on site mortgage relief. Free Service Florida homeowners with unaffordable mortgages and underwater mortgages at Prime Osborn Convention Center, from March 30 … April 3, 2012 from 8 AM To 8 PM daily. The program is open to owner/occupants and noninvestors. Sign up at www.naca.com or call 888-499-6222. One of the most common types of business communication is presenting to persuade. From sales representatives persuading customers to mid-level managers persuading workers and upper management, we spend almost every business day involved in some form of persuasive communication. No matter our role, improving our ability to persuade others is vital to our career growth. Effectively communicating to persuade requires us to be adequately prepared, clear on the action we want our listener to take, and able to provide a compelling reason to take the action we desire. Dale Carnegie recommended a simple three-step structure that can significantly improve our ability to persuade a listener. The formula provides the structure to capture attention, build credibility, eliminate nervousness, and call others to action, and it increase the likelihood that we will get results with others. The formula is as follows: 1. Incident: Relive a vivid, personal experience relevant to the point. Aristotle said, "The speaker's character is one of his most effective agents of persuasion." We must be credible in our example and evidence. We must have earned the right to share our example or give direction. A personal incident is a sure-fire way to grab favorable attention: It pulls people in, opens them up to persuasion, and provides evidence as to why our idea is worth considering. When presenting to persuade, we spend most of our time providing the situation and evidence before asking the listener to do something. 2. Action: Call on the listener to take a single, specific action. Too often we assume our listeners will know what to do once we have presented them with evidence to change their thinking or direction. We fail to persuade them if we don't clearly explain what we want them to do. Other times, we may give a clear action but may ask them to do several things-leaving them unsure about which action should be the priority. Effective persuasion requires us to simplify the message and recommend one clear action for listeners to take. 3. Benefit: Clearly emphasize how the listener will benefit from taking the recommended action. Again, this portion of the communication must be clear, specific, and direct. It also must be based in reality. If the benefit we provide sounds too good to be true, the listener will doubt us. If what we are recommending benefits us more than the listener, the persuasion will seem manipulative and self-serving. So consider the listener's point of view to be sure the recommendation is truly in his or her best interest. This balanced approach will be appreciated and will allow the listener to be more open to what we suggest. Presenting to persuade is a critical skill to master in our daily business interaction. The three-step process-Incident, Action and Benefit-provides an opportunity to gain the results we desire from others. By demonstrating that we have earned the right to give direction and are communicating from a position of solid character, not only will we be persuasive, but we also will be compelling. These two factors are a winning combination in our ability to communicate to persuade. Dale Carnegie of Georgia is offering a half-day seminar on Impactful Presentations: Winning Through Communication on Friday, March 30th from 7:30am 11:30am at the Buckhead Club. Breakfast included. Please call for group rates. Impactful Presentations Incident, Action and Benefit Announcements, meetings, happenings, and community events scheduled in Jacksonville and the surrounding area ThosREAL LIFE STORIES Because you asked: MORE BAIT AND SWITCH. Bait and switch is a fraudulent trade practice of offering products at a low price (the bait), and when the consumer comes into the place of business finding a way to sell at a higher price (the switch). To illustrate this concept, I will use the example of a consumer seeking a steak dinner at a restaurant. Restaurant A offered a steak dinner for $49.99. This includes an 8oz filet mignon with garlic mash potatoes, asparagus, warm spinach salad with walnuts and pears topped off with French Vinaigrette dressing. The dessert is Key Lime pie. There is full disclosure and the customer knows exactly what he is getting for $49.99. Restaurant B advertises a steak dinner for $19.99. This is the bait designed to get the customer in the door. When the customer arrives, they see that the steak dinner is a 6oz rump roast with frozen mash potatoes heated in the microwave and cut string beans out of the can from the corner grocery store. The salad is just lettuce and tomatoes with Thousand Island dressing. The dessert is cheese cake. When the customer objects to this selections and asks about a filet mignon with the identical trimmings that were offered by restaurant A the retailer goes down the list and itemizes each of those items offered by restaurant A and comes with a total price of $59.99. When he sees the look on the customers face, he offers to sell it to him at a discount of $49.99 (exactly what it would have cost at restaurant A ). This is more than what the consumer wanted to spend and then the retailer offers a rib eye steak with the same trimmings for $39.99 and then when the customer objects, the retailer offers a New York strip with the same trimmings for $29.99. There is nothing desirable on the menu for $19.99. The customer eventually buys something that he does not want at a cost greater than he intended to spend. Unfortunately this practice is sometimes used in the funeral industry where customers are at their weakest emotional point. In those instances as well, a customer will sometimes buy something they do not want at a cost greater than they intended to pay. 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 R ROBATE OF ESTATES 529 Kingsley Avenue OrangePark, Florida 32073 (904) 264-1233 www.bivensfuneralhome.com

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THESTAR LOCAL GEORGIA SECTION B Former Nick Jr. TV Star Named Chairman of Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor Commission MARCH17, 2012 Rev. Dr. and Prophetess Knight Celebrate 24 Years In Ministry State Headlines By ARTHIANIXON Florida/Georgia Star ATLANTA: It was a scary scene at the Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport last Tuesday when a Boeing 737-700 jet rolled off a taxiway and down to an embankment. The incident occured at around 5 a.m. No injuries were reported and the aircraft did not have any passengers in it. The plane was said to be undergoing testing by two mechanics who reported a problem with the braking system. As a result, of the mishap, the jet was said to have sustained "significant damage" and forced the airport to close runway 9-R.Delta Jet Damaged During Test At Atlanta Airport Lady Sharon "Shay" Hall-Knight and Rev. Dr. Mack De'Von Knight are celebrating a milestone now that they are commemorating nearly a quarter century in ministry. The couple, who head Reshing Oasis Church "ROCŽ in Brunswick, Georgia celebrated with their church family. Photos by Angela Favors-Morrell No Training, No Food Stamps: Ga Senate Approves Bill Requiring Those On Food Stamps To Get GED, Take Adult Literacy Classes, Etc The Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor Commission elected new leadership and made plans for public review of the Corridors Management Plan at its first 2012 quarterly meeting in Jacksonville, Florida on February 24th. Ronald Daise and Dr. Althea N. Sumpter were named Chair-Elect and Vice Chair-Elect and will take office June 1st at the second quarterly meeting, in Mt. Pleasant, SC. Both are natives of St. Helena Island, SC. Commissioner Daise (pictured) represents South Carolina and serves as Vice President for Creative Education at Brookgreen Gardens, in Murrells Inlet, SC. Daise, along with his wife Natalie, starred in Gullah Gullah Island, the award-winning Nick Jr. TV show of the 1990s. Commissioner Sumpter represents Georgia and teaches Digital Media Production at The Art Institute of Atlanta.Returning officers are; Charles H. Hall (GA), Secretary, and Ralph B. Johnson (FL), Treasurer. The Corridors Management Plan will soon be ready for public review,Ž Daise said. It has been a long process, but we have been guided by public feedback about how this unique and significant National Heritage Area should be managed. We invite potential stakeholders and partners to join with us to celebrate and preserve a living culture that has impacted the world community.Ž Through education, economic development, and preservation and documentation, programs can be implemented that, in part, will share stories of survival, connections with other cultures, and awareness of cultural and economic contributions of Gullah/Geechee people and communities,Ž he added. The Commission is diligently working to put the final touches on the Management Plan, which is tentatively scheduled to be released for a 30-day public review and comment period in mid-Summer 2012. During the public comment period, community m embers and partners will be invited to review the Management Plan online through the Corridors website (www.GullahGeecheeCorridor.org ), the National Park Service Planning, Environment and Public Comment (PEPC) website (http://parkplanning.nps.gov/guge ), and at publ ic libraries within the Corridor. The Commissions goal is to submit the Management Plan to the U.S. Secretary of the Interior by late Summ er or early Fall 2012. The Management Plan will not be finalized until it is approved by the Secretary of the Interior. It has been a delightful experience being Chair of the Commission for the past four years,Ž said Emory S. Campbell. I believ e that the Commission is led by one of the most talented group of professionals in the country. With incredible cooperation, they wil lingly gave their time and expertise in completing a sound management plan for preserving Gullah/Geechee culture. I have no doubt that our new C hairman Ron Daise is uniquely capable of leading the Commission in implementing the Plan. He is a proven expert in Gullah/Geechee cult ure and has offered tireless support and made very valuable contributions in the development of the Plan.Ž By ARTHIANIXON Florida/Georgia Star ATLANTA: Need food stamps? If a new law is passed, you might not be able to get them without pursuing some form of higher education. Last week, the Georgia Senate passed legislation that would require recipeints of food stamp to get their GED, or enroll in technical, self-development or adult literacy classes. Those who would be expempt would be people under 16, people over 59 disabled persons, caretakers of dependent children or adults, those who work at least 30 hours a week, students, people in rehab programs and those receiving unemployment benefits. Before this proposed law is implemented throughout the stae, DFCS will begin a pilot program to test it in five counties.

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Magic Johnson Foundation (MJF) and AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) are honored to announce that they will host the premiere of ESPN Films and NBA Entertainments The Announcement, the untold story of Earvin Magic Johnson and his triumphant journey living with HIV. The Announcement, a gripping documentary directed by Nelson George, will have its world premiere at Regal Cinemas L.A. LIVE Stadium 14 in downtown Los Angeles with the foundations red carpet, invitation-only V.I.P. gala screening on Tuesday, March 6th (remarks and screening at 7:30pm; doors open at 6:30pm). The evening will begin with a star-studded red carpet followed by brief remarks from the hosts before the viewing of the documentary. The V.I.P. evening screening of The Announcement will follow a private 11:00am morning screening of the film at the same Regal Cinema theater hosted by MJF and AHF for 500 Los Angeles-area high school students. After viewing the documentary, the students will participate in the E.R.A.S.E. HIV Youth Summit ((Empowering & Reinforcing Awareness of Students through Education), an educational panel and Q&A session with Mr. & Mrs. Johnson and other individuals working in the field to fight HIV/AIDS. The Announcement will then air publicly on television for the first time five days later, Sunday March 11th, 9pm ET on ESPN. On November 7, 1991, Earvin Magic Johnson first announced to the world he was HIV-positive, and from that day on, he has been tirelessly fighting the HIV/AIDS epidemic and advocating for those living with HIV/AIDS. ESPN documented Mr. Johnsons personal journey, how the world has been affected since his announcement and the current state of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. ESPN Films graciously provided the Magic Johnson Foundation and AIDS Healthcare Foundation with the opportunity to host these premiere screenings to share Mr. Johnsons extraordinary story with select audiences including hundreds of Los Angeles-area high school students who will join us for the morning event,Ž said Amelia Williamson, President of the Magic Johnson Foundation. Mr. Johnson and his wife, Cookie, will take part in an educational panel and Q&A with these students immediately following the morning screening. Other individuals working in the field to fight HIV/AIDS who will join on the panel and Q&A include the CDCs Robert E. Bailey, II; Cynthia Davis, a respected, longtime Southland AIDS advocate and assistant professor and program director at the Medical Sciences Institute at Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science as well as AHF President Michael Weinstein.Ž Magic Johnson is a hero and icon in the fight against AIDS. We applaud the courage and leadership he continues to show in this battle over the years and thank ESPN Films for both pointing a lens at his remarkable life and for allowing AHF and Magic Johnson Foundation the honor of hosting the premiere of The Announcement,Ž said Michael Weinstein, President of AIDS Healthcare Foundation. For over ten years, Magic and AHF have forged a partnership that now includes six free AHF Magic Johnson treatment clinics and several nationwide HIV testing initiatives. On World AIDS Day this past December, we announced plans for three new AHF Magic Johnson clinics set to open this year: Brooklyn, NY; Ft. Worth, TX and Atlanta, GA. As a public figure„and through his own personal experience living successfully with HIV„Magic serves as a beacon, letting others who may also be infected know that seeking medical care and lifesaving antiretroviral treatment is the right thing to do.Ž Johnson, whose business interests include a wide portfolio of successful ventures operating under the umbrella of his Magic Johnson Enterprises, is also is Chairman and Founder of the respected non-profit Magic Johnson Foundation, which raises funds for community-based organizations focused on HIV/AIDS education and prevention. The Foundation also works to develop programs and provide services that address the broader educational, health and social needs of ethnically diverse, urban communities throughout the nation. MARCH10, 2012 THESTAR First Lady Michelle Obama To Lead Presidential Delegation to Opening Ceremonies of 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London PAGEB-4 The White House released an ooffical statment last week that First Lady Michelle Obama will lead the Presidential Delegation to the Opening Ceremonies of the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London. Mrs. Obama made the announcement at an event with Mrs. Samantha Cameron celebrating the Olympic Games and Mrs. Obamas Lets Move! initiative. At the event, Olympians and Paralympians including Kortney Clemons, Dominique Dawes, Tom Dolan, April Holmes, Lisa Leslie, Lori Ann Lindsey, Dan OBrien, Becky Sauerbrunn, David Wagner and Mal Washington led DC-area school children in activities inspired by the Olympic Games. Mrs. Obama emphasized her hope that the Olympic Games will inspire more young people to get active and healthy, the goal of her Lets Move! initiative. In the months ahead, Ill be talking to Americans all across the country to encourage even more young people to tap into that Olympic spirit and turn their inspiration into action,Ž said Mrs. Obama. As the Olympic creed states, the most important thing ƒ is not to win, but to take part. And that doesnt just mean sitting and watching, it means getting up and getting active as well. I hope we use the upcoming games as motivation for all of us to get up and get moving. This is especially true for our young people. You dont have to be a gold medal winner or the best athlete at your school to take part. You dont even have to play an organized sport. You can dance in the living room, ride your bike around the neighborhood, or go for a walk with your friends. Everyone can find some way to be healthy, get active, and have some fun.Ž Olympians are ambassadors of their country so it is only fitting that our nations leaders show support for the Games. Mrs. Obamas support will only further invigorate the athletes desire to bring home the gold and motivate all Americans to be active,Ž said Dominique Dawes, three-time Olympic gymnast and co-chair of the President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition, who emceed todays event. Today my work on behalf of the Presidents Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition is a way for me to give back to the country that supported me during my Olympic journey.Ž It is traditional for a delegation to travel to the Olympic Games to represent the United States. In the coming months, the White House will announce the official delegates accompanying Mrs. Obama to London. Other First Ladies that have led a Presidential Delegation to the Olympic Games include First Lady Laura Bush to the 2006 Winter Olympics in Torino, Italy and then-First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton to the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway. Magic Johnson's The Announcement Premieres at Regal Cinemas LA LIVE Edward Waters College will host its 2nd Annual Celebrity Golf Tournament April 2 at Deerwood Golf and Country Club to raise money for its Annual Fund. Last years tournament, which was also held at Deerwood, raised more than $30,000 for scholarships and other College initiatives. This year, the tournament is a four-person captains choice with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. There will be opportunities for the players to win prizes on and off the course with raffles and a silent auction; and closestto-pin, longest drive, and hole-in-one contests. Entry, which is $150 per golfer, includes green fees, a continental breakfast, cart fees and a catered lunch. For more information on the tournament, or to register as a player or sponsor, visit celebritygolf.ewctigers.com or call EWCs Division of Institutional Advancement at (904) 470-8251. This Tesla Time electric car at the Jackxonville Auto Show may get here in 2012 Photos by Sandy Neal, Florida/Georgia StarEWC To Host Second Annual Celebrity Golf Tournament Jacksonville, Lee County, Pensacola Receive $100K Tennis Grants iJacksonville, Lee County and Pensacola are the three Florida recipients among 18 total communities across the U.S. receiving the latest round of USTA 10 and Under Tennis grants as part of an effort of the United States Tennis Association to get more kids playing tennis. Each of the three Florida communities will receive $50,000 in funding from USTA Florida, and $50,000 from the USTA national body for a combined $100,000 in funding. The amount will be distributed over a three-year period to build new and adapt current tennis courts to accommodate 10 and Under Tennis, as well as support new programs. 10 and Under Tennis provides the opportunity to achieve immediate success by playing tennis on smaller courts, using smaller and lighter racquets and slower-moving and lower-bouncing balls. In total, USTA national will disperse $900,000 in grants to support its youth initiative and fund tennis programs. We are excited to be working with the local tennis leaders in these communities to help introduce the game to more kids," said Kurt Kamperman, USTA national chief executive, community tennis. "We believe tennis is the sport of opportunity that provides a lasting effect on the lives of children." Community officials will work with the USTA to ensure that local organizers have the proper techniques and skills to implement this new method of teaching tennis to kids. The USTA and the USTA Florida Section will be working with partners, such as schools, public parks, youth organizations, tennis facilities, and pros to incorporate tennis into physical education classes, after-school programs and other youth programs to drive participation. Jacksonville, Lee County and Pensacola join the previously-awarded regions of Hillsborough County (Greater Tampa), Seminole County (Greater Orlando), and the Village of Wellington (Palm Beach County) as the six Florida regions receiving $100,000 10 and Under Tennis growth grants. Other grants in the latest round went to Atlanta, GA (east); Atlanta, GA (west); Jackson, MS; Richmond, VA; Birmingham, AL; Metro Phoenix East Valley, AZ; San Francisco, CA; Bayamon/San Juan, PR; Mobile, AL; Salt Lake City, UT; Honolulu, HI; Northern Albany, NY; Seattle, WA; Northern Colorado; and Springfield, MA. A global rule change in youth tennis took effect on Jan. 1, 2012, requiring USTAsanctioned 10 and Under Tennis tournaments be played utilizing proper-sized equipment and smaller courts, signifying the emergence of 10 and Under Tennis as an integral part of the development of young players. Last year, the USTA awarded grants and provided support to 26 communities. To date, the USTA has invested over $2 million in grants to support its youth initiative. The USTAs goal over five years is to bring 10 and Under Tennis to kids in more than 100 local markets nationwide. For more information on the 10 and Under Tennis, visit www.10andundertennis.com. Established in 1949, USTA Florida is a section of the United States Tennis Association. It is a not-for-profit volunteer organization with more than 50,000 members, 1,000 organizational members and a $3.8 million budget. As the official governing body of tennis in Florida, USTA Florida operates from an executive office in Daytona Beach with 27 staff members and more than 600 volunteers throughout the state working towards a mission to promote and develop tennis in Florida. To learn more about USTA Florida visit www.ustaflorida.com. Coming To A Garage Near You?

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She has sweetness and charm in such abundance that it is difficult not to melt in her presence. Eight year-old Jordenn Thompson also has the gift of acting talent to combine with the charm that is bound to take her far in the realms of TV and Films. She has a major role in the new Tyler Perry film Good DeedsŽ playing Ariel, the daughter of Lindsey played by Thandie Newton. Being in a major motion picture is a big step for an eight year-old, especially when one considers the mature mindset and discipline that it takes to act on that level. How did Thompson arrive at that point so young and what motivated her to get into professional acting? She smiles and says, I started acting when I was four. I dont actually remember when I got started. I think I just kept watching movies and I told my mom that I wanted to be in a movie. So I started acting.Ž Of course the training came and she began booking child modeling gigs for Gap, Old Navy, Childrens Place, JC Penny, Walmart and Target to name some. This was followed by commercials with McDonalds, Sears, Humana, The Disney Channel and others. TV roles eventualized such as Fake It Til You Make It,Ž which lead to films. In the movie Good Deeds,Ž Ariel and her mom become homeless and have a very emotional rollercoaster ride with scenes that called for a wide range of reactions. How difficult was it to cry among other emotions? Thompson snaps that one up without losing a beat. That was hard because when I went in for the auditions, I was so excited that I couldnt cry that much at all. But I didnt actually cry, I just put my head down and was pretending to cry so it was funny. I was trying not to laugh too.Ž The movie on screen takes place in San Francisco where all of the exterior shots were filmed but the actual shoot of the project happened in Atlanta. So what was Thompsons experience working with Mr. Perry? She lights up, He was so cool. He always treated me like a princess. He was so nice to me. He gave me flowers everyday so it was cool.Ž What was her initial reaction seeing him in person for the first time? Thompson reflects, Hes the biggest star Ive seen before in a movie.Ž Thandie Newton and Thompson looked very realistically close as mother and daughter. How much was she like a real mom to Thompson? She flashes that charming smile and says, She always took care of me and she was the sweetest girl that Ive every met before so it was fun working with her. She helps me out a lot. She makes me be Ariel. She does the part really good and it helps me do the part really good.Ž In dealing with the subject of homelessness, what does Thompson hope the movie goers will take from this film? She says, They would go home thinking, what if I got homeless? And say if I ended like that, Id be really happy.Ž Of course she is referring to good fate she and her mom has at the end of the film. PAGE B-5 THESTAR MARCH 17, 2012 ENTERTAINMENT Jordenn ThompsonA Charismatic Mountain Of Sweet Child Charm!By Rych McCain, feedbackrych@sbcglobal.net and Facebook Photos Courtesy of RMMS TV : Talk queen Oprah Winfrey interviewed the late Whitney Houstons daughter Bobbie Kristina along with Houstons personal manager/sister-in-law Patricia Houston and her brother Gary Houston on Oprahs Next Chapter via her OWN Network this Sunday, March 11 th TV land President Larry W. Jones announced The TV Land Awards 2012,Ž honoring classic television, film and music icons, will return to New York City and be hosted by Kelly Ripa (nationally syndicated talk show LIVE! With KellyŽ). Ripa previously hosted the show in 2007.Celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, the awards show will honor powerhouse songstress Aretha Franklin with the Music Icon Award and will be held at the Lexington Avenue Armory at Gramercy Park on Saturday, April 14th. The TV Land Awards 2012Ž will air on Sunday, April 29th at 9:00pm ET/PT. More honorees will be announced in coming weeks. The CW Network today ordered three new original reality series for summer 2012: THE STAR NEXT DOOR, a nationwide music competition series from Queen Latifah; BREAKING POINTE an inside look at the competitive world of ballet; and THE CATALINA which follows the employees and guests at a rocking Miami hotel.These three new shows will join the previously announced game show OH SIT! on The CWs most aggressive summer slate ever.Premiere dates and times will be announced at a later date. Music : Country superstar and 6 time Grammy winner Taylor Swift is currently on a whirlwind ride selling out the final leg of her Speak Now world tour in Australia and New Zealand. Swifthas played 98 shows in stadiums and arenas in 17 countries around the globe. Ours,Ž the 5th single released from Taylors now 5x-Platinum Speak Now album (Big Machine Records), has reached #1 like the previous 4 singles before it and is now gold. Swift voices the character of Audrey in Dr. Seusss The LORAX which this weekend earned $70.7 million, scoring the biggest boxoffice debut of the year The film also achieved the biggest opening of any Dr. Seuss adaptation, topping 2000s How The Grinch Stole Christmas Swift is nominated for three 2012 Academy of Country Music Awards:Entertainer of the Year, Female Vocalist of the Year and Video of the Year. She is also up for Favorite Female Singer and Favorite Song at the 25th Annual Kids Choice Awards. She is featured on the April cover of Harpers Bazaar Australia, and was on the cover of Vogue in February. Swift is the reigning Billboard Woman of the Year and the AMA Artist of the Year She is both the Academy of Country Music and the Country Music Associations current Entertainer of the Year, and now has more than 11.4 million Twitter followers (@taylorswift13) and 29 million Facebook friends. Movies : Good Deeds, Lionsgate Films Starring Tyler Perry, Thandie Newton, Brian White, Rebecca Romijn, Jamie Kennedy, Jordenn Thompson, Gabrielle Union, Phylicia Rashad, Beverly Johnson and Eddie Cibrian. Written and Directed by Tyler Perry. Produced by Tyler Perry, Ozzie Areu and Paul Hall. This Tyler Perry film is different from his more familiar works but it strikes the same chords of self examination and being honest with oneself. Opening at #2 at the box office speaks volumes. Good wholesome flick to see. Dr. Seuss The Lorax. Universal Pictures Starring in voice over, Danny DeVito, Ed Helms, Zac Efron, Taylor Swift and Betty White. Co-Directed by Chris Renaud and Kyle Balds Adapted screenplay by Cinco Paul and Ken Daurio. Screenplay Theodor Geisedl source material from book The Lorax. Produced by Christopher Meledancri and Janet Healy. This movie has the biggest weekend box office gross so far of 2012 raking in 70 million sweet ones! This even beats 2000s Dr. Seuss The Grinch Who Stole Christmas.Ž The storyline is excellent. The visual look of the film with its vibrant colors, alive music and lovable characters will make it an all time classic favorite for children of generations to come not to mention a few Oscar nods in the process as well! Hit me up at rychmccain@sbcglobal.net and Facebook Study, Observe and Win! Rych Rych McCains Hollyhood Notes!By Rych McCain. feedbackrych@sbcglobal.net Jordenn Thompson and Thandie Newton Photo Courtesy of RMMSJordenn Thompson

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MARCH 17, 2012 THE STARPR 1 Photo by Andr'e X The Jacksonville Local Organizing Committee of the Millions More Movement Inc.,a local nonprofit organization.On Monday,March 12,2012 brought excitement,happiness and joy to Mathew W.Gilbert Middle School.In their effort to 'Serve The People 'JLOC,MMM Inc.,were at Gilbert to 'Give Free Haircuts to the Students'.The students,staff and Principal Mr.Daniels ,Teacher Mrs.Jones,Security Dir.Mr.Floyd demeanor spoke volumns about their sincere appreciation of JLOC,MMM Inc.,being there.Since 2005 when JLOC,MMM Inc.,officially was chartered they have done the'Free Hair Cut project at Eugene Butler Middle School,Harts Harbor Health Care Center.To give a financial donation,volunteer your services to Jacksonville Local Organizing Committee of the Millions More Movement Inc.,visit our website:www.realpagessite.com/jacksonvilleloc or call 904-354-1775 or 904-240-9133. The Florida A&M University (FAMU) Student Government Association (SGA) hosts the State of the Black Student Summit on Sunday, March 18 at 6 p.m. in the Alfred Lawson Jr. Multipurpose Center and Teaching Gymnasium. The summit will bring together a diverse group of national leaders in business, academia, media and education to discuss major domestic and global issues affecting Americas students. Admission is free for all FAMU, Florida State University and Tallahassee Community College students with a valid student ID. General admission is $5. Grammy Award-winning recording artist and philanthropist John Legend will keynote this event, which includes a discussion and interactive session with the following panelists: € Omar Tyree, New York Times best-selling author and entrepreneur; € Carmen Wong Ulrich, MSNBC and CNN contributor; € Marc Lamont Hill, author, professor and television host; € Dr. Jaquelyn Del Rosario, notable marriage counselor; € Eve Wright, vice president and associate general counsel for the Miami Heat € Marc Williams, sports marketing pioneer and pop culture expert; and € Devin T. Robinson X aka Egypt,Ž actor and activist. The goal of the summit is to raise awareness about national and global issues that directly affect minority communities. It will also challenge students to think critically and give them the unique opportunity to exchange ideas with some of the greatest minds of their generation. A welcome session is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. at the FAMU School of Journalism and Graphic Communication (SJGC) followed by two workshops in the SJGC Lecture Hall prior to the summit: What Would You Do If You Knew You Could Not FailŽ begins at 12:15 p.m. This workshop will focus on starting careers in music, sports, entertainment, and marketing. Young Millionaires RoundtableŽ begins at 1:45 p.m. For more information about the State of the Black Student Summit and workshops, call David Boyd at (850) 599-3624 or Morris Hawkins at (850) 599-3400. Millions More Movement 'Gives Free Haircuts To Students of Mathew W.Gilbert Middle School FAMU Student Government Association to host State of the Black Student Summit

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MARCH 17, 2012PREP RAP PR 2 Preschoolers Danced to Win $30K for Wolfson Children's HospitalOn March 9, local preschoolers laced up their dancing shoes for Wolfson Childrens Hospital and stepped up the fight against childhood obesity, one dance at a time. The Primrose School of Julington Creek hosted a Sock HopŽ to encourage the community to get moving for healthy lifestyles and enter the Primrose Schools Family Dance-off (www.FamilyDanceoff.com) to win as much as $30,000 for the hospital. During the dance, the preschoolers hoppedŽ around in the socks they decorated themselves.Young Girls, Basketball Games, And ChaosBy Daris Howard The day of our first game finally arrived for my basketball team of six and seven year old girls. I was sure we were going to look foolish, as bad as they were, but as we went out to warm up, I could see the girls on the other end of the floor bouncing basketballs off of their feet, and shooting and not even hitting the net, and I felt much better. The ref called for a girl from each team to come to the jump circle. We were having Shara jump. She was the tallest and the toughest, I might add. The ref threw the ball and Shara made a beautiful jump, but instead of tipping the ball, she snagged it out of the air. She exploded out of the mass of girls toward the basket on the wrong end, clutching the basketball like a fullback heading for the goal line. The ref started blowing his whistle, but the girls paid no attention. Shara kept running with the other nine girls right on her heels. I was sure she was going to shoot at the wrong basket, but I was not concerned she would make it, she hadnt hit a shot in the three weeks of practice. However, I thought it would look stupid for her to do that, so I yelled for her to go to the other end. I neednt have worried. She had no intention of shooting the ball and having someone else get it. She just wanted to keep it for herself a game of keep-away. She turned and headed to the other end of the court with the rest of the girls close behind. Kathy stopped half way and sat down to rest. The other girls finally had Shara cornered behind the bleachers, about ten feet outside the out-of-bounds line, circling in on her like a wolf pack moving in for the kill. The ref was still blowing his whistle and trying to get through the mob, when a girl from the other team jumped Shara. The other seven jumped into the fray, ending up in a giant dog pile. The ball popped out from under them, and one of the girls from the other team grabbed it and was off with the other girls chasing her. Shara was last to get up, but she soon was in hot pursuit as well. Kathy also joined in when they reached mid court where she was resting. When the girl from the other team found herself cornered, she decided she really didnt want the ball that bad and threw it over the heads of the other girls. There was a mad scramble for it, and Shara, kicking and shoving, fought the others away and soon had no challengers for its possession. Finally, the ref caught up with Shara, and tried to take the ball from her. She wasnt about to let it go without a fight and she hung on for dear life, until he picked her clear off the ground, at which point she kicked him hard in the shin. The ref was a young, high school boy and I could see the frustration and pain in his face. In his anger, and holding his shin and hopping on one foot, he blew the whistle as hard as he could and pointed at Shara. Foul!Ž he yelled. At this, Shara kicked him hard in the other shin, dropping him to the floor in pain. That is when I finally decided I should intervene. Shara, you cant kick the ref!Ž She glared at me. Did you hear what he called me?! He called me foul!Ž No, he didnt. He said you committed a foul.Ž Well, excuse me for not speaking plain English.Ž I helped the ref to his feet. He glared at me like his pain was my fault. He said the opposing team should have the ball since Shara traveled and fouled. The buzzer sounded and the lady running the time clock motioned the ref over. It was the same woman that tricked me into being a coach. She told the ref that they were going to keep the time clock running even if he blew the whistle or they would never get through the game. I looked at the clock and only one second was gone. I thought that was the most noble thing I had heard yet in what was bound to be the most chaotic basketball game I have ever witnessed. (Daris Howard, award-winning, syndicated columnist and playwright, is author of Super Cowboy RidesŽ and can be contacted at daris@darishoward.com; or visit his website at http://www.darishoward.com) Wish to give us a News Story relating to the Youth of our community? Send it to: info@th eflo ridastar.comor tia@th eflo ridastar.com

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MARCH 17, 2012 PREP RAP PR 3 V F A I N W S O A H N A J I H O V O A N N G W S E D N A V M E A T T I N C N A L C Z J Z I K H I A N U P K R A T L E E K S T L I H G F S B I F S G G E O J K T L C D V D A T K H E N U Y A J M J O G A T B B A H K L R S M E E L A O I N D T R E T T U B L A A P I E S A M U F T H G F V J P J G O N J G F D P R P L I O H G F L S K C I L R A G E K E G A B B A C S N T K N O T T U M Z T S H G T R F E P A R S L E Y Irish dishes are mmmmmm... Can you find and circle these foods and ingredients often found in the Irish diet? fish mutton potatoes soda bread parsley butter tea cabbage milk meat pies garlic apple eggs onions leeks ? Delightful Irish Dining? The Christian holiday honoring the patron saint of Ireland is religious as well as fun. St. Patrick, who was not Irish, came to Ireland as a missionary to teach Christianity. He used the three-leaf shamrock as a symbol to explain how the Father, Son and Holy Spirit were three, yet one." Each year, there is a day to remember St. Patrick and enjoy the customs and foods of the Irish. Many cities hold parades and many people wear green to join in the fun. Do you know any Irish folktales or songs? Ireland is the island of the Irish! The Irish are well-known for many things called "Irish." Can you fill in this puzzle with some of them? 1. light, finely handwoven cloth used for collars, handkerchiefs 2. folks like lively jigs and reels 3. breed of large hunting dog; has long, silky, reddish-brown hair 4. mutton, potatoes, onions, other veggies 5. extinct species of deer; remains were found in Ireland (and Europe); they had antlers up to 11 feet from tip to tip. 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MARCH 17, 2012 THE STARPR 4 Question Your Way to a Job Offer: Ten Power Questions YOU Should Ask to Distinguish Yourself During a Job InterviewGot a job interview coming up? Dont waste your energy thinking up talking points to impress the interviewer, advises Andrew Sobel, author ofPower Questions. Nothing you can tell him or her will ever equal the impact of what you can ask. By: Andrew Sobel After months of searching, youve finally landed an interview for the job of your dreams. Youve chosen your wardrobe, Googled the company so you can intelligently discuss the issues, and thought through questions you may be asked. Thats all fine, says Andrew Sobel. But if you havent brushed up on the questions you want to ask the interviewer, youre missing a key part of your preparation„the part that may win you the job. If you talk to recruiters and executives who are actively hiring, they will tell you that there are three types of questions they get: no questions, bad questions, and„very rarely„memorable questions,Ž says Sobel, author (along with coauthor Jerold Panas) of Power Questions: Build Relationships, Win New Business, and Influence Others (Wiley, February 2012, ISBN: 978-11181196-3-1, $22.95). And the candidates who ask the memorable ones are often the ones they make offers to. A recruiter for a well-known, fast-growing technology company told me, Youd be surprised how many job candidates have absolutely no questions for me at all, or they ask dumb or boring questions like So what do you do?Ž he adds. By asking questions„not just any questions but memorable, thought-provoking ones„you come across as a cut above the average candidate.Ž It makes sense. After all, anyone can anticipate common interview questions and craft what they think are impressive answers ahead of time. But candidates who ask insightful, incisive questions prove theyre thinkers and connectors. You can tell people all day long how qualified you are, how talented you are, and what a tremendous asset to the company you would be,Ž says Sobel. But no statement is ever as impactful as a well-timed, well-executed question. In all situations, power questions help us connect and engage with others in meaningful ways.Ž You want a recruiter or executive who interviews you to tell a colleague afterwards, I had a great conversation with that candidate. He had really thought a lot about our business.Ž Thats what gets you the callback, explains Sobel. And good questions are the way you create a thought-provoking, value-added conversation. First, avoid these types of questions in a job interview: Informational questions: Dont take up a managers time asking, How much vacation will I get?Ž Get the basic information you need before you go in for an interview. Closed-ended questions: If someone can give a yesŽ or noŽ answer, it diminishes your prospects for having a good conversation. MeŽ questions: An executive is interested in how you will add value to her organization and whether or not youre a good fit. Skip questions like I skydive every Saturday„so will I ever be asked to work weekends?Ž That said, here are the kinds of questions you should be asking in a job interview: 1. Credibility-building questions: As I think back to my experience in managing large sales forces, Ive found there are typically three barriers to breakthrough sales performance: coordination of the sales function with marketing and manufacturing, customer selection, and product quality. In your case, do you think any of these factors are holding back your sales growth? What do you believe are your own greatest opportunities for increasing sales effectiveness?Ž 2. Why?Ž questions: Why did you close down your parts business rather than try to find a buyer for it?Ž or Why did you decide to move from a functional to a product-based organization structure?Ž 3. Personal understanding questions: I understand you joined the organization five years ago. With all the growth youve had, how do you find the experience of working here now compared to when you started?Ž 4. Passion questions: What do you love most about working here?Ž 5. Value-added advice questions: Have you considered creating an online platform for your top account executives, so that they can share success stories and collaborate better around key client opportunities? We implemented such a concept a year ago, and its been very successful.Ž 6. Future-oriented questions: Youve achieved large increases in productivity over the last three years. Where do you believe future operational improvements will come from?Ž 7. Aspiration questions: As you look ahead to the next couple of years, what are the potential growth areas that people are most excited about in the company?Ž 8. Organizational culture questions: What are the most common reasons why new hires dont work out here?Ž or What kinds of people really thrive in your organization?Ž 9. Decision-making questions: If you were to arrive at two final candidates with equal experience and skills, how would you choose one over the other?Ž 10. Company strengths-and-weaknesses questions: Why do people come to work for you rather than a competitor? And why do you think they stay?Ž In general, says Sobel, good questions prove youve done your homework. They show youre not just concerned about yourself but that youve given some thought to the future of the company. They allow you to demonstrate your knowledge without sounding arrogant. And they greatly improve your chances that the interviewer will like you„and we tend to hire those we like! If you want to be noticed by recruiters, dont talk more,Ž he summarizes. Instead, ask better questions. Youll soon find yourself answering the best question of all: How soon can you start?Ž Source: law.gsu.edu

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Police Arrest Two Men for 2010 ShootingTwo men have been arrested in a shooting from almost two years ago that left one dead and another wounded. On July 17, 2010, Stacy Lynette Bell, 25, and George Ware, 25, were both shot. Bell was shot and killed, while Ware survived. Ware was able to give police a description of the shooters, but police were not able to find any leads. On February 1st of this year, a witness gave police the identities of the two men who were responsible for the shooting. The two names given were 25-year-old Brandon Lovice Acker and 25-year-old Keir Rayshaun Delancy. Police didnt need to look very far to find Acker as he was already in jail on home invasion robbery charges. Acker confessed to the shooting and said he and Delancy both had planned to shoot Ware. He also told them that he shot Bell because he had heard that she carried a gun and he did not want her to shoot them. After speaking with Acker, police located Delancy and took him in for interviewing. Delancy said he was friends with Acker, but denied being involved in the shooting. Acker and Delancy were both arrested and charged with murder and aggravated battery with a deadly weapon.Store Manager Charged with Sexual BatteryThe manager of a Family Dollar Store was arrested after forcing a customer into a sexual act. A woman entered the store in a hurry to find a bathroom, but could not find an employee. She told police she went to the back storage room of the store and urinated on the floor after not being able to find anybody to help her. The manager soon confronted her and told her to come into his office. He copied her information from her drivers license and told her she had to perform oral sex on him or he would call the police. She kept refusing, but finally complied after being forced. 22-year-old Guy Cine was arrested and charged with sexual battery. He is being held in lieu of $50,000 bail. Crime and Justice Crime and JusticeA Publication of the Florida Star and Georgia Star MARCH 17 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 Uses Taxi to Rob a Bank A man was arrested after being transported by a taxi to a bank, which he robbed. Allen Cooper Jr., 44, owed a man $400 and went into a cab with him. Cooper told the driver to take them to a bank. When they arrived to the bank, the man stayed in the taxi, while Cooper went into the bank. According to the report, Cooper entered the business and passed a note to the teller demanding money. The teller complied and Cooper exited the bank to return to the taxi cab with cash. Police came to the bank and were able to get information on the robbery from witnesses. Police arrived to the apartment the taxi went to and were able to talk to the man Cooper was with. The man gave police a description of Cooper and referred to him as Terry.Ž Cooper was later found in a nearby womans apartment, where he was not allowed. Cooper knew the woman and changed into her clothes in an attempt to hid and elude the police. When police found him, they were forced to use a stun gun to subdue him. Cooper was arrested and charged with strong-armed robbery. Records did not list an attorney for Cooper. Brandon Acker Keir Delancy Keir Delancy Allen Cooper

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MARCH 17 2012THE STARC&J 2 SSSHH! From Actual Police ReportsDid You Hear About?... Did You Hear About?... EDITORS NOTE: All suspects are deemed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law. The Sheriffs Office reports are a matter of public record. The Star seeks to educate in the hope of keeping our community safe. Burglary Prevention Take a look at your home from the outside, and keep in mind the following tips to help make your home as safe as it can be: € Burglars hate bright lights. Install outside lights and keep them on at night. Motion-detector lights can be particularly effective. € Keep your yard clean. Prune shrubbery so it doesnt hide windows or doors. Cut back tree limbs that a burglar could use to climb to an upper-level window. € If you travel, create the illusion that you are at home by getting timers that will turn lights (and perhaps a television or radio) on and off in different parts of your home throughout the day and evening hours. Lights burning 24 hours a day signal an empty house. € Leave shades, blinds, and curtains in normal positions. And make sure you dont let your mail and/or newspapers pile up. Call the post office and newspaper to stop delivery or have a neighbor pick them up. € Make a list of your valuables, such as VCRs, stereos, computers, and jewelry. Take pictures of the items, list their serial numbers and description. This will help police if your home is burglarized. € Ask your District police station for a free home security survey. € When getting work done on your vehicle, leave only the vehicle key for the service personnel. The same goes for car park attendants and valets. € If you are having work done on your vehicle, give the service station your business address … not your home address. € At night, if you think you hear someone breaking in, leave safely if you can, then call the police. If you cant leave, lock yourself in a room with a phone and call the police. If an intruder is in your room, pretend you are asleep. € One other important note … never leave a message on your answering machine that indicates that you may not be at home, or that you live alone. Instead, say Were not available right now.Ž € If you return home and something looks questionable … a slit screen, a broken window or an open door … dont go in. Call the police from a neighbors house, a cell phone, or a public phone. Your Safety Would you like to stay connected with your loved ones on lock down in jail, or prison? Anyone gone but not forgotten that you want to encourage ? Get connected and keep a CONNECTION through our new CONNECTION spot. Call, Write, Email, or Fax to us titled: CONNECTION $10 3 lines of text only (Total 18 words) With PICTURE included $25. Contact G @ 904-766-8834 or Email G@thefloridastar.com send all correspondence to P.O. Box 40629, Jacksonville, FL 32203 Officer Injured in Hit and Run An arrest was made after a suspicious vehicle hit a patrol car. An officer observed a suspicious vehicle that was driving past the posted speed limit. The officer tried to get the license plate number of the vehicle, but lost the suspect. He was soon assisted by another officer in an attempt to relocate the suspect, but was soon collided by the suspect vehicle. The suspect driver, Antonio Bernard Nelson, 21, quickly exited the vehicle and ran into a house. The occupants in the residence were Nelsons family members. The officer that came to assist the first officer witnessed the whole incident and called headquarters to request assistance. Multiple K9 units and other units all responded to the scene and set a perimeter around the residence. Police came into contact with the resident of the home. The resident escorted them into the apartment where Nelson was located hiding in the back bedroom. Nelson was taken into custody without incident. Police asked Nelson if he was driving the listed vehicle involved in the hit and run. He stated he did, but when he was asked if his license was good, he stated that he didnt have a license. When asked if that was the reason he ran, he said it was. Nelson was arrested and taken to the hospital to be treated for a minor head injury before being booked into jail. The officer that was hit was also sent to the hospital for minor injuries. Police say if the car Nelson drove turns out to be stolen, he will face other charges. Police also say a stolen vehicle was already found at the house where Nelson was found. Antonio Nelson Driving Tips Be sure to always keep in mind to take precautions not only of criminals, but also the law: € Lock your door upon entering the vehicle. Make this your first action„ even before you put the key in the ignition. And lock your door every time you get into your car„even if you are going for only a short ride. € Check your surroundings before getting out of your car. If something or someone strikes you as out of place or threatening, drive away. If it's dark, go to a well-lighted, heavily traveled area. € Avoid talking on your cellular phone while you drive. Concentrate on your driving, not your conversation. If you have to make a call, pull over to the side of the road. € There is a penality for not having your seat belt buckled. This includes the driver and all passengers. The penality is greater if the belts are not buckled on child passengers

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Man Attacks Another Man He Finds Sleeping with his Ex-Lover Springfield, MODemetrius S. Burnett entered a home that he used to share with his ex-girlfriend, but found her asleep with another man. He went to a different bedroom where four children were asleep and grabbed a croquet mallet. He then returned to his ex-girlfriends bedroom and started hitting the man in the head furiously. The man said he didnt remember what exactly happened, but the attack was so violent that he was left with a missing ring finger. The report also states he couldnt recall much of the so sudden attack. When police located Burnett and questioned him, he said he was never even there for the attack. Burnett was arrested and charged with felony first-degree assault and armed criminal action. 52 staples were required to repair the mans fractured skull and his finger could not be reattached. Losing Coach Bites off Ear of Winning Coach Springfield,MASSA basketball game between two middle schools had just come to an end and as the two teams shook hands, one of the coaches took an unprofessional approach. Timothy Lee Forbes, 34, the assistant coach of the losing team, attacked the coach of the winning team and bit part of his ear off. People pulled Forbes off the coach and Forbes fled the place before police arrived. The winning coach was rushed to the hospital to reattach his ear and receive medical treatment. Forbes turned himself in a few days later. He was charged with including mayhem, assault and battery and other charges. Records also showed that Forbes has a criminal history. MARCH 17 2012THE STARC&J 3Bizarre Crimes Bizarre Crimeswho, what, when...huh? Other Unusual Crimes Across the Nation Man Joins Fight Against Sons Rival A man was arrested for being involved in a fight with a minor. Robert Dale Teague, 55, has a 16-year-old son, who apparently had an ongoing dispute with another male of the same age, over a girl. Teague was driving with his son and stopped at an intersection. As they were sitting in the car, Teagues son spotted his rival and another male standing at the corner of a nearby street. Teagues son jumped out of the vehicle and got in a fight with his rival. Teague also jumped out of the vehicle and tackled the 17year-old his sons rival was with. Police also said that Teagues son stabbed the boy his father was wrestling with a screwdriver on his arm. Teague and his son were arrested. Teague was charged with child abuse and his son was charged with aggravated battery for the stabbing. Nobody was seriously injured. Man Dives into Drive-Through Window A man was arrested for trying to rob a Burger King restaurant by diving into the drive-through window. Police say Edwin Walker, 31, a homeless man, jumped on top of the hood of a car in the drive-through lane, and dove into the drive-through window. He landed on his feet, pushed the cashier, and tried to take money from the cash register. He then turned to jump back out of the window with cash in his hands, but other employees rushed in to stop him. They closed the window and held him down, until police came. When police arrived, they reviewed the surveillance footage to confirm Walker was the culprit. The police saw that the robbery happened very quickly in a short amount of time and the female cashier grabbed him by the shirt and kept pulling him back as he tried to make an escape, until others came to help her. Walker was arrested and held on $10,000 bond. Records show that Walker has many prior arrests dating back since 2002 on charges including driving with a revoked license, marijuana possession, possession of cocaine, and petty theft. Babysitter Arrested for Getting Baby Extremely Intoxicated William Webb, 27, was suppose to be babysitting an 8-month-old baby, but when the mother returned, she noticed that her child was not acting normal. She took her baby to the hospital and discovered that the baby had a blood alcohol level of 0.291 percent, nearly four times the legal limit for drivers. A bottle of vodka was later found on a coffee table at the home, but it was unclear how the baby was able to take in so much alcohol. Webb was arrested and charged with injury to a child, but was bonded out. Webb came back with vengeance and started making threats to his accuser. He violated a protective order by returning to the home and slashed tires of several vehicles. He also poured gasoline all around the home. He tried to set it on fire, but failed due to wet conditions. Webb was arrested again and charged with attempted arson. The baby was said to be recovering and doing fine. Two Teenagers Try to Steal fromGirl Scouts Who Fight Back Fort Bend, TXJustin Roger-Zeno, 18, and a 16-year-old, who has not been named, were in a moving car and grabbed a box from the Girl Scouts, which contained $200. One of the girls went to the window on the passengers side and started throwing punches at the passenger. Another girl went to the to the drivers side and tried to open the door. The two boys in the car tried to run them over and eventually tried driving away, but one of the girls had their arm over the window and did not let go. She was dragged by the car and ended up with some scratches, but was not seriously injured. The car was caught on CCTV and the two boys were later arrested for aggravated robbery charges. Edwin Walker

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MARCH 17, 2012THE STARC&J 4 Criminal Line-Up Criminal Line-Up Citizens with tips are encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS. You can remain anonymous and become eligible for a reward. ON THE LOOKOUT MISSINGCHILDREN Name: June Shirell Bethel Offense: Organized FraudName: Galroy Fun Berry Offense: Aggravated Assault Weapon with Weapon, No Intent to Kill Name: Winnifred Bethune Offense: Fraud-to Increase Benefits Name: Keshauntay Denyse Cunnhingham Age: 15 Weight: 120 lbs Last seen: 3/06/12 Name: Decorain Hawkins Age: 15 Weight: 180 lbs Last seen: 2/28/12 Name: Lauren Baker-Carter Age: 16 Weight: 130 lbs Last seen: 3/02/12 Name: Rachel Todman Age: 14 Weight: 120 lbs Last seen: 3/07/12 Name: Marlon Dalvin Crawford Age: 14 Weight: 109 lbs Last seen: 3/08/12 EVERY FRIDAY Channel 99 @ 10:30pm € Get your story to the public. € Help reduce crime. € Expose your talents. Contact: (904) 437-0309 Email: stvtvshow@yahoo.com www.STVUYT.com Be Useful, Never Giving In. Get Involved Today MOSTWANTED Burglary Suspect Police responded to a Carz 4 Less in reference to a burglary alarm. Investigation revealed an unknown suspect pried open a side door and took a television that was mounted on the wall. Anyone with any information about the identity of the suspect is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS or email at rewards@fccrimestoppers.com. You will remain anonymous and receive a possible reward if your tip leads to an arrest.



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On February 26, 2012, Trayvon Martin walked to a store in Sanford, Florida because he desired some skittles. He also purchased a can of Arizona Ice Tea. Trayvon was a popular, college-bound teen who had never been in trouble. The only thing he had in his hands was his bag of skittles and his Arizona Ice Tea. But, because his family members lived in a gated community, he was spotted by a self-appointed neighborhood watch captain who felt that Trayvon did not look appropriate for the neighborhood, called 911 and decided to follow him. The watch captain was told not to bother the teen by the 911 operator but George Zimmerman, the watch captain followed Death A-2 After tweeting that he is getting closer to Bobbi Kristina, her adopted brother Nick Gordon is downplaying reports that he is dating the famous daughter of Whitney Houston. He insists hes just helping her through her grief. Were just close just going through her moms passing and grieving together, he told ABC News. Rumors have swirled since Houstons death that her 19-year-old daughter is romancing Gordon, 22, and a British newspaper even alleged they are engaged after Bobbi Kristina was spotted sporting a diamond ring. But Gordon, who was taken in by Houston at the age of 10 because his mother was struggling to raise him, now says that he was merely providing her a shoulder to cry on. The two seemed to confirm their closeness on Twitter, while neither confirming nor denying reports that they The above Texas infant vanished eight years ago, and so did his godmother, and baby sitter, Krystle Rochelle Tanner. The infant was reported missing by his mother in 2004 and was told by Tanners relatives that she too was missing. By 2006 the case was considered cold and therefore closed, said the San Augustine, Texas Sheriffs Department. In 2011, child welfare investigators in San Augustine County, which is about 150 miles away from Houston where the infant and his mother lived, received a complaint that Tanner and her boyfriend were neglecting their two children. Texas -Continued A-2 State Representative Willye F. Dennis was born in Jacksonville, Duval County, Fla., March 14, 1926. She was a Democratic Member of the Florida state house of representatives 15th District, 1993-99. She resigned in 1999. She was a delegate to Democratic National Convention from Florida in 1996. She is a member of the NAACP and Delta Sigma Theta. Arrangements are entrusted to: Lewis-Smith Mortuary, Inc. (6665 New Kings Road, Jacksonville, Florida 32209). Viewing/Visitation: Friday, March 17, 2012, St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church (3738 Winton Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32208) from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Services : Saturday, March 18, 2012, Bethel Baptist Institutional Church (215 Bethel Baptist Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202), 11:00 a.m. The family's request is that flowers, cards, telegrams are sent to the funeral home prior to the time of visitation. Willye Dennis See Page B-1 The 17-minute documentary, premiere of The Road We've Traveled, is an inside look at President Obama's first three years in office. The film streamed online, live, Thursday night via the presidents new-media reelection machine. It is narrated by Tom Hanks and read with true sincerity. The film has all of the things his critics despise most, his charismas, his assuredness, his way with words. The Washington Post said that the film is a masterful stroke exactly the kind of thing you want to have around if youre trying to persuade Americans to keep you in office. It is anticipated that it will be highly scrutinized as the haters search and if they dont find untruths, they will accuse him of exaggeration. Go to Youtube. Its a must see. By the way, put voting on your calendar for 2012. 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 Strong Civil Rights Leader Dies Ugg" Rtgr"Tcr Texas Kidnapped Infant Found After 8 Years Vjg"Tqcf"Ygxg"Vtcxgngf Pkem"Iqtfqp"Fgpkgu Fcvkpi"Dqddk"Mtkuvkpc Death of an Unarmed Black Teen Gpfkpi"Hnqtkfcu"fktv{"ujcoghwn"ugetgv" It was Floridas dirty shameful secret: for decades, Florida women who entered jail when pregnant often gave birth under extraordinarily inhumane conditions, with their hands and feet cuffed, and sometimes, with leg irons. Doctors and nurses pleas to remove the restraints fell on deaf ears, as the corrections officers called the shots. In 2009, I received a letter from a woman in jail on the west coast of Florida; she told me that during labor, both of her hands and one foot were cuffed to the hospital bedrails. During active labor, when it was time to push, she couldnt pull up on her legs. Ask any obstetrical nurse or physician: thats bad for the woman, and bad for the baby. Then, after her baby was born, her handcuffs prevented her from holding her newborn. Again bad for the woman; bad for the baby. This was just one letter I received from women in jail there were many others, all of which told the same stories of the womans restraint during labor, delivery, and recovery. Not all county jails subscribed to this cruel practice: some had compassionate birthing practices that involved midwives and doulas. However, there were no uniform guidelines, no statewide standards. Whether a woman was shackled during labor and delivery depended on where she was incarcerated, and whether the corrections officer showed any compassion. But thanks to a bill awaiting Governor Scotts approval, thats all going to change. The bill, sponsored in 2012 by Senator Arthenia Joyner (D-Tampa) and Rep. Betty Reed (D-Tampa) is named the Healthy Pregnancies for Incarcerated Women Act, and bans the use of restraints on prisoners during labor, delivery, and recovery unless they present a true security risk or flight risk. In 2011, the bill, sponsored by thenSenator Tony Hill and Rep. Reed, passed the Florida Senate unanimously but stalled in the House. Jail is a terrible place to be pregnant. Now, however, women in Floridas jails who have the misfortune of giving birth during their jail terms will at least be free of the hobbling restraints that were the norm rather than the exception across Florida. Better for the women; better for their babies. Thank you, Senators Joyner, Hill, and Rep. Reed, on behalf of all the women behind bars who cant convey to you their personal thanks. Well tell them how you, and the entire Florida Legislature, stood up for them and their babies. HTGG"VKEMGVUEqng"Dtqvjgtu Ektewu""/"Dtwpuykem" LQD"KPVGT/ XKGY JQY"VQ CPUYGT Ecnn *;26+"988/::56 Dncm0Yqocp0 F{pcokm/ TgDqTp" rtgokgtkpi 4pf"Gfkvkqp"kp jgt"jqogvqyp /Lcemuqpxknng. Octej"45/46 Jane Bradley, local playwright, filmmaker and writer bring play to Jacksonville on March 23 and 24 in honor of Womens History Month. See more on Page A-6 Cwdqpk"Ejcorkqp/Oqtkp"cpf"uqp.":"{gctu"ciq Mt{uvng"Tqejgnng Vcppgt."cttguvgf"cpf ceewugf"qh"mkfpcr/ rkpi":"oqpvj"qnf0 Cpignc"Urgctu Oqxgu"Wr"kp Oc{qtu"Qhhkeg Angela Spears has been elevated to the role of Special Assistant to the Mayor for Community Engagement. In that role, Spears will assist Mayor Brown in his efforts to engage citizens throughout Jacksonville on key community priorities. In July 2011, Spears was appointed as the Mayors Deputy Director of Communications. She previously worked as a television anchor and reporter in Jacksonville and in Waco, Texas. During her journalism career, Spears won Associated Press awards for her reporting. She has also worked as a community liaison for DaVita Dialysis and a public information officer for the Nassau County Sheriffs Office. Spears graduated from The University of Texas at Austin, where she earned a Bachelor of Journalism degree in 1995. Vtc{xqp"Octvkp. ujqv"vq"fgcvj

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RestaurantsApplebees: 15% off with Golden Apple Card (60+) Arbys: 10% off (55+) Ben & Jerrys: 10% off (60+) Bennigans: discount varies by location Bobs Big Boy: discount varies by location (60+) Boston Market: 10% off (65+) Burger King: 10% off (60+) Captain Ds Seafood: discount varies on location (62+) Chick-Fil-A: 10% off or free small drink or coffee (55+) Chilis: 10% off (55+) CiCis Pizza: 10% off (60+) Culvers: 10% off (60+) Dennys: 10% off, 20% off for AARP members (55+) Dunkin Donuts: 10% off or free coffee (55+) Einsteins Bagels: 10% off bakers dozen of bagels (60+) Fuddruckers: 10% off any senior platter (55+) Gattis Pizza: 10% off (60+) Golden Corral: 10% off (60+) Hardees: $0.33 beverages everyday (65+) IHOP: 10% off (55+) Jack in the Box: up to 20% off (55+) KFC: free small drink with any meal (55+) Krispy Kreme: 10% off (50+) Long John Silvers: various discounts at participating locations (55+) McDonalds: discounts on coffee everyday (55+) Mrs. Fields: 10% off at participating locations (60+) Shoneys: 10% off Sonic: 10% off or free beverage (60+) Steak n Shake: 10% off every Monday & Tuesday (50+) Subway: 10% off (60+) Sweet Tomatoes: 10% off (62+) Taco Bell: 5% off; free beverages for seniors (65+) TCBY: 10% off (55+) Tea Room Cafe: 10% off (50+) Village Inn: 10% off (60+) Waffle House: 10% off every Monday (60+) Wendys: 10% off (55+) White Castle: 10% off (62+)Retail And ApparelBanana Republic: 10% off (50+) Bealls: 20% off first Tuesday of each month (50+) Belks: 15% off first Tuesday of every month (55+) Big Lots: 10% off Bon-Ton Department Stores: 15% off on senior discount days (55+) C.J. Banks: 10% off every Wednesday (60+) Clarks: 10% off (62+) Dress Barn: 10% off (55+) Goodwill: 10% off one day a week (date varies by location) Hallmark: 10% off one day a week (date varies by location) Kmart: 20% off (50+) Kohls: 15% off (60+) Modells Sporting Goods: 10% off Rite Aid: 10% off on Tuesdays & 10% off prescriptions Ross Stores: 10% off every Tuesday (55+) The Salvation Army Thrift Stores: up to 50% off (55+) Stein Mart: 20% off red dot/clearance items first Monday of every month (55+)GroceryAlbertsons: 10% off first Wednesday of each month (55+) American Discount Stores: 10% off every Monday (50+) Compare Foods Supermarket: 10% off every Wednesday (60+) DeCicco Family Markets: 5% off every Wednesday (60+) Food Lion: 6% off every Monday (60+) Frys Supermarket: free Frys VIP Club Membership & 10% off every Monday (55+) Great Value Food Store: 5% off every Tuesday (60+) Gristedes Supermarket: 10% off every Tuesday (60+) Harris Teeter: 5% off every Tuesday (60+) Hy-Vee: 5% off one day a week (date varies by location) Kroger: 10% off (date varies by location) Morton Williams Supermarket: 5% off every Tuesday (60+) The Plant Shed: 10% off every Tuesday (50+) Publix: 5% off every Wednesday (55+) Rogers Market place: 5% off every Thursday (60+) Uncle Guiseppes Market place: 5% off (62+)TravelAlaska Airlines: 10% off (65+) Alamo: up to 25% off for AARP members American Airlines: various discounts for 65 and up (call before booking for discount) Amtrak: 15% off (62+) Avis: up to 25% off for AARP members Best Western: 10% off (55+) Budget Rental Cars: 10% off; up to 20% off for AARP members (50+) Cambria Suites: 20%-30% off (60+) Clarion: 20%-30% off (60+) Comfort Inn: 20%-30% off (60+) Comfort Suites: 20%-30% off (60+) Continental Airlines: no initiation fee for Continental Presidents Club & special fares for select destinations Dollar Rent-A-Car: 10% off (50+) Econo Lodge: 20%-30% off (60+) Enterprise Rent-A-Car: 5% off for AARP members Greyhound: 5% off (62+) Hampton Inns & Suites: 10% off when booked 72 hours in advance Hertz: up to 25% off for AARP members Holiday Inn: 10%-30% off depending on location (62+) Hyatt Hotels: 25%-50% off (62+) InterContinental Hotels Group: various discounts at all hotels (65+) Mainstay Suites: 10% off with Mature Travelers Discount (50+); 20%-30% off (60+) Marriott Hotels: 15% off (62+) Motel 6: 10% off (60+) Myrtle Beach Resort: 10% off (55+) National Rent-A-Car: up to 30% off for AARP members Quality Inn: 20%-30% off (60+) Rodeway Inn: 20%-30% off (60+) Sleep Inn: 20%-30% off (60+) Southwest Airlines: various discounts for ages 65 and up (call before booking for discount) Trailways Transportation System: various discounts for ages 50 and up United Airlines: various discounts for ages 65 and up (call before booking for discount) U.S. Airways: various discounts for ages 65 and up (call before booking for discount) Activities And Entertainment AMC Theaters: up to 30% off (55+) Bally Total Fitness: up to $100 off memberships (62+) Busch Gardens Tampa: $3 off one-day tickets (50+) Carmike Cinemas: 35% off (65+) Cinemark/Century Theaters: up to 35% off U.S. National Parks: $10 lifetime pass; 50% off additional services including camping (62+) Regal Cinemas: 30% off Ripleys Believe it or Not: @ off oneday ticket (55+) SeaWorld Orlando: $3 off one-day tickets (50+)Cell Phone DiscountsAT&T: Special Senior Nation 200 Plan $29.99/month (65+) Jitterbug: $10/month cell phone service (50+) Verizon Wireless: Verizon Nationwide 65 Plus Plan $29.99/month (65+).MiscellaneousGreat Clips: $3 off haircuts (60+) Super Cuts: $2 off haircuts (60+) PAGE A-2 THE STAR MARCH 17, 2012 Senior Discounts Some Start at 50 years of age HKPCN"ENCKOU"FGCFNKPG"PGCTU"HQT"DNCEM"HCTOGTU KP"JKUVQTKE"&3047"DKNNKQP"UGVVNGOGPV Enckou"fwg"Oc{"33."4234Washington, D.C. A landmark class action settlement for African Americans who experienced farm loan discrimination by the USDA is entering its final phase. African Americans who farmed or attempted to farm (or their heirs) may be eligible for a sizeable cash payment or loan forgiveness from this $1.25 billion class action settlement. This final phase of the Black Farmers Discrimination Settlement (sometimes called Pigford II) is only for people who tried to file a late claim in the original Pigford case. The absolute, final deadline for filing a claim is May 11, 2012. This is the last chance for those eligible to get payments and loan forgiveness from the Black Farmers Discrimination Settlement. Lawyers appointed by the court are holding meetings around the country to provide those who are included in the settlement with free help filing claims. Completing a claim may take some time, so those who think they are included should get more information now. For more information, including about how to file a claim and meeting locations: call toll-free 1-877-810-8110 or visit www.BlackFarmerCase.com. VgzcuContinued from A-1 FgcvjContinued from A-1 Authorities tried to find the older child but were told they had been keeping him for a woman they met in a park. This caused the officers and CPS to have no records of the boy to work from since he had not attended school and had been removed from the national missing childrens database. Then, CPS learned that Tanner was a suspect in the 2004 kidnapping and with this, they were able to arrest her. One of her relatives led them to her as they said they were not aware of the 2004 kidnapping. Ms. Champion-Morin, who still lived in Houston said she was just thankful that her child had been located. She said she has prayed every night for his safety and for his return since his disappearance. him any way because he was wearing a hooded sweatshirt and was walking slowly in the rain. The shooting of the teen went unreported and Zimmerman, at the time of this writing, had not been charged in anyway. He did confess to the shooting. According to the officers report, they felt that Zimmerman was afraid and such caused him to shoot Trayvon even though the teen did not have a weapon. The incident was not released to the media. Now it has been learned that the current Chief of Police has committed to a complete investigation into the circumstances of young Trayvons death, which will begin immediately. Members of the Sanford community are in an uproar and cannot understand how and why a neighborhood watch volunteer would be carrying a gun. Officers claim that they accepted Zimmermans story because of the gated neighborhood and because they thought he had a clean record. Now, after Martins family did their own investigation, it has been discovered that the shooter did not have a clean record, but Trayvon did. On March 10, residents of Sanford held a rally at the Sanford Police Department in support of Trayvon and his family but not one representative from the police department attend or even acknowledged the residents and their concern. Adora Obi Nweze, president of Florida State Conference, NAACP, sent a letter requesting an impartial investigation into the shooting death of this unarmed teen. A request to investigate was also sent to Eric Holder, Attorney General of the United States.

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JACKSONVILLE, FL ALLISON, Ollie E., 92, died March 7, 2012. BAILEY, Walter Warren, 64, died March 8, 2012. BASS-CRISSMAN Yvonne A., 58, died March 8, 2012. BELL, David J., 46, died March 7, 2012. BRUNNER, Larry Lee, died March 7, 2012. BUSH, Thomas Lee, Sr., 82, died March 9, 2012. COLE, Robert A., 67, died March 11, 2012. CUMBERBATCH, Doreen, died March 10, 2012. FISHER, Bruce Ira, 51, died March 7, 2012. FOBBS, Ruth Mae, died March 7, 2012. HARRISON, George, died March 8, 2012. KING, Doris Holden, died March 8, 2012. HOOPER, Barbara Lynn, 52, died March 7, 2012. HUCKLEBERRY, Merdella M., 61, died March 7, 2012. KELSEY, Virginia, died March 6, 2012. LEVY, Jermaine Elliott, died March 7, 2012. MAINOR, Ruby, died March 7, 2012. MARTIN, Lakia N., died March 6, 2012. McNEELY, Mary, 87, died March 9, 2012. MERCER, Larry Don, 61, died March 8, 2012. MIXON, Bonnie, 61, died March 6, 2012. MUNDEN, Mildred Marie Dickinson, 85, died March 9, 2012. NEWSOM, Delores Shields, died March 8, 2012. PADGETT, Juanita Sellars, died March 9, 2012. PERRY, Claude A., died March 9, 2012. RHEUARK, Leland, 62, died March 6, 2012. SANDERS, Joann Jones, 76, died March 6, 2012. SCOTT, Teresa Eleanor, died March 8, 2012. SHABAZZ, Malik Ali, died March 8, 2012. THOMAS, Mary, 54, died March 8, 2012. THOMAS, Reginald Leroy, died March 9, 2012. TODD, Michael Ray, 52, died March 6, 2012. UNDERWOOD, Landon Roosevelt, 75, died March 9, 2012. WHITEHEAD, Rupert, Sr., 75, died March 6, 2012.~*~GEORGIA DEATHS BAGLEY, Diane F., 72, died March 12, 2012. BARTLETT, Hazel L., 89, died March 13, 2012. BROWN, Louise, died March 9, 2012. EDENFIELD, Roy Ruston, 70, died March 10, 2012. HEYS, Cloyd Buchanan Bucky, 77, died March 13, 2012. PALMER, Leola B., died March 8, 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 PAGE A-3 THE STAR MARCH 17, 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. Lion of the Tribe of Judah Ministries, Inc. PASTOR Dr. Sirretta Williams (Temporary services held) 623 Beechwood St., Jacksonville, FL 32206 Sunday School.......10:00 a.m. ~ Sunday Worship .......11:00 a.m. Every 5th Sunday Friends and Family Day Wednesday Bible Study 7:00 p.m. Direct Phone: 904.866.7047 Office Phone: 904.356.4226 Seeing Beyond The Lifestyle To Save A Life Website: www.lottojm.com Listings are due the Tuesday before the next issue. Email submissions preferred. Send to: Info@TheFloridaStar.com Rev. Marquise & Mrs. Deedra Hardrick Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you; and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen. Mathew 28:19-20 C. L. Page Mortuary offers full funeral and cremation services at an affordable price because we care. We are now offering Live Streaming of Funeral and Visitation Services.3031 Moncrief Road Jacksonville, FL 32209Visit us atWWW.CLPAGEMORTUARY.COM Carla L. Page, LFDIC Come join Bishop Dr. Lorenzo Hall Sr.everyWednesday and Thursday from 12:00 Noon to 1:00 PM for Prayer Meeting and Bible Study at The Greater El-Beth-El Divine Holiness Church, located at 723 W. 4th Street, Jacksonville, FL 32209. Ask Us About OurALPHONSO WEST MORTUARY, INC.4409 Soutel Dr. Jacksonville, FL 32208 Tel: (904) 766-9671 Fax: (904) 766-2354 DIRECTORSDeborah West Alphonso West Jacqueline Y. Bartley If there had been a death in your family yesterday, what would you be doing today?FAMILY OWNED AND OPERATED Since 1988Pre-Need ForeThought Funeral Planning ProgramIm sorry to have to tell you this... AgapeFuneral Home and Cremation Services (904) 683-90931248 W. Edgewood Ave., Jacksonville, FL 32208 Serving you with the finest in Professional Quality Funeral and Cremation Services with both financing and Affordability The Caring 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 To all Catholics, Jews, Baptist, Lutheran, COGIC, Muslims, 7th Day Adventist, Jehovahs Witnesses, Mormons, Non-Denominational, etc. I have one question to Ask 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. 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! MELs PRINTS & EVENTS and LOVE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH presents Gospel Joy Night Celebration. Special Guest performances by Jacksonvilles local Christian Talent. Featured Talent: Love MB Church Mass Choir and Warrior of Worship Dance Ministry. Satruday, March 17th at 7:00 p.m. To be held at Greater Mt. Salem Missionary Baptist Church, 2335 Moncrief Rd. For more information, call (904) 6356940 or (843) 618-8345. 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. March 18th Elder Lee Harris, Mt. Olive Primitive BC; March 25th Pastor Jeremiah Robinson, Jr., New Zion BC, Fernandina Beach, FL. 904527-1762 GREATER MT. ARARAT MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH of Lake City, FL, 181 Buddy Ave., will be holding our 9th Annual Mother Dorothy Timmons Day tribute and memorial services on Sunday, March 18, 2012 at 3:00 p.m.. The public is invited to this program which is being held for the benefit of the churchs building fund. The Speaker will be our own Pastor David L. Scott, and Guest Soloist Sis. Gail Moore. (904) 755-7330. HOPE CHAPEL MINISTRIES will celebrate Love Feast 39 beginning March 18, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. Love Feast is the annual anniversary of their church and founder, Pastor Dr. Jeannette C. Holmes-Vann. The theme for this exciting event is, 39 Years of Loving and Lifting Jesus Following the kick-off on Sunday, March 18th at 11:00 a.m., other services will take place on March 21st, 22nd, and 23rd at 7:00 p.m. at the church located at 9850 Wagner Rd. A founders brunch will be held at the Hyatt Regency downtown on March 24th at 10:00 a.m. 904-924-200 for details. GREATER NEW MT. MORIAH MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH 1653 West 9th St., invites the women of Mt. Herman Missionary Baptist Church to our upcoming event, 1,000 Women in Red. March 18th at 4:00 p.m. If you have any questions, please call Sis. Karen Murray at 904-520-1127. In Loving Memory of My Daughter:Tameka Nicole McCray11/1981 3/11/11 It has been one year since your death, but we all learn to lean more on the Lord. We do miss you. From your whole family, son Edward, Theresa, Willie, Sr., Peggy, Willie, Jr.

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Womens Center of Jacksonvilles 2012 Speaker SeriesThe Womens Center of Jacksonville invites you to the 2012 Speaker Series Women, Words & Wisdom. Dont miss Charlene Taylor Hill, Executive Director, Jacksonville Human Rights Commission on May 27, 5:30 p.m. Reception, 6:30 p.m. Lecture at Theatre Jacksonville, 2032 San Marco Blvd. For more information visit www.WomensCenterofJax.org or call (904) 7223000. The mission of the Womens Center of Jacksonville is to support and empower women and to nurture mind, body and spirit.CONGRATULATIONSto my long time friend, Circuit Judge Brian Davis, who has been nominated by President Barack Obama to serve as U.S. District Judge for the U. S. District Court in Floridas Middle District. His nomination is currently pending in the U. S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary. Jordy, I have no doubt that you will be confirmed. Can we get some fishing in before you go? We wish you all the best.World of Nations Celebrates 20 YearsIt is hard to believe that 20 years have passed since Warren Jones, as President of the Jacksonville City Council and Chairman of the Duval County Tourist Development Council (TDC), introduced an exciting idea for Jacksonville citizens to celebrate their ancestral heritage in a lively festival setting. I served on the TDC at the time of the festivals inception and am proud of its growth and longevity. Through the years, the event, has served to educate and entertain thousands of visitors who attend. Festival goers experience authentic customs, food, music, clothes, dance and more from the popular African Village, which features the countries of Ghana, Nigeria, Senegal, and South Africa. Other places featured are Latin America, Asia, Europe, South America, North America, and the Caribbean. The 20th World of Nations Celebration takes place May 3-5, 2012 at Metropolitan Park. For more information visit www.makeascenedowntown.com/Events/World-of-Nations-Celebration or call (904) 630-3690. PAGE A-4 THE STAR MARCH 17, 2012Talk of the Town! Talk of the Town! By Frances Bradley Volume Burks, Photographer E kaabo (eh-kah-bow). Welcome. CharleneTaylor Hill Seen at the Women's Center of Jacksonville's 2012 Speaker Series Kick Off are l-r: Betty Carley, Deloris Weaver, Ok Sun Burks, Michelle Drinks, and Margo Castro African VillageCooordinators after World of Nations planning meeting, l-r: Volume Burks, Martha Davis, Brenda Frinks, and Javan Frinks Dr. and Mrs. Wendell Holmes make elegant entrance to his 90th birthday celebration Rev. Rudolph McKissick, Sr. Dr. Alvin White Dr. Trudie Kibbe Reed, President, Bethune Cookman University Happy Birthday, Dr. Wendell Holmes!Business and Community Leader Turns 90 Years Old Photographs courtesy of Michael Kyle

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She has sweetness and charm in such abundance that it is difficult not to melt in her presence. Eight year-old Jordenn Thompson also has the gift of acting talent to combine with the charm that is bound to take her far in the realms of TV and Films. She has a major role in the new Tyler Perry film Good Deeds playing Ariel, the daughter of Lindsey played by Thandie Newton. Being in a major motion picture is a big step for an eight year-old, especially when one considers the mature mindset and discipline that it takes to act on that level. How did Thompson arrive at that point so young and what motivated her to get into professional acting? She smiles and says, I started acting when I was four. I dont actually remember when I got started. I think I just kept watching movies and I told my mom that I wanted to be in a movie. So I started acting. Of course the training came and she began booking child modeling gigs for Gap, Old Navy, Childrens Place, JC Penny, Walmart and Target to name some. This was followed by commercials with McDonalds, Sears, Humana, The Disney Channel and others. TV roles eventualized such as Fake It Til You Make It, which lead to films. In the movie Good Deeds, Ariel and her mom become homeless and have a very emotional rollercoaster ride with scenes that called for a wide range of reactions. How difficult was it to cry among other emotions? Thompson snaps that one up without losing a beat. That was hard because when I went in for the auditions, I was so excited that I couldnt cry that much at all. But I didnt actually cry, I just put my head down and was pretending to cry so it was funny. I was trying not to laugh too. The movie on screen takes place in San Francisco where all of the exterior shots were filmed but the actual shoot of the project happened in Atlanta. So what was Thompsons experience working with Mr. Perry? She lights up, He was so cool. He always treated me like a princess. He was so nice to me. He gave me flowers everyday so it was cool. What was her initial reaction seeing him in person for the first time? Thompson reflects, Hes the biggest star Ive seen before in a movie. Thandie Newton and Thompson looked very realistically close as mother and daughter. How much was she like a real mom to Thompson? She flashes that charming smile and says, She always took care of me and she was the sweetest girl that Ive every met before so it was fun working with her. She helps me out a lot. She makes me be Ariel. She does the part really good and it helps me do the part really good. In dealing with the subject of homelessness, what does Thompson hope the movie goers will take from this film? She says, They would go home thinking, what if I got homeless? And say if I ended like that, Id be really happy. Of course she is referring to good fate she and her mom has at the end of the film. PAGE A-6 THESTAR MARCH 17, 2012ENTERTAINMENT Jordenn ThompsonA Charismatic Mountain Of Sweet Child Charm!By Rych McCain, feedbackrych@sbcglobal.net and Facebook Photos Courtesy of RMMS TV : Talk queen Oprah Winfrey interviewed the late Whitney Houstons daughter Bobbie Kristina along with Houstons personal manager/sister-in-law Patricia Houston and her brother Gary Houston on Oprahs Next Chapter via her OWN Network this Sunday, March 11 th TV land President Larry W. Jones announced The TV Land Awards 2012, honoring classic television, film and music icons, will return to New York City and be hosted by Kelly Ripa (nationally syndicated talk show LIVE! With Kelly). Ripa previously hosted the show in 2007.Celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, the awards show will honor powerhouse songstress Aretha Franklin with the Music Icon Award and will be held at the Lexington Avenue Armory at Gramercy Park on Saturday, April 14th. The TV Land Awards 2012 will air on Sunday, April 29th at 9:00pm ET/PT. More honorees will be announced in coming weeks. The CW Network today ordered three new original reality series for summer 2012: THE STAR NEXT DOOR, a nationwide music competition series from Queen Latifah; BREAKING POINTE, an inside look at the competitive world of ballet; and THE CATALINA which follows the employees and guests at a rocking Miami hotel.These three new shows will join the previously announced game show OH SIT! on The CWs most aggressive summer slate ever.Premiere dates and times will be announced at a later date. Music : Country superstar and 6 time Grammy winner Taylor Swift is currently on a whirlwind ride selling out the final leg of her Speak Now world tour in Australia and New Zealand. Swifthas played 98 shows in stadiums and arenas in 17 countries around the globe. Ours, the 5th single released from Taylors now 5x-Platinum Speak Now album (Big Machine Records), has reached #1 like the previous 4 singles before it and is now gold. Swift voices the character of Audrey in Dr. Seusss The LORAX, which this weekend earned $70.7 million, scoring the biggest boxoffice debut of the year The film also achieved the biggest opening of any Dr. Seuss adaptation, topping 2000s How The Grinch Stole Christmas. Swift is nominated for three 2012 Academy of Country Music Awards:Entertainer of the Year, Female Vocalist of the Year and Video of the Year. She is also up for Favorite Female Singer and Favorite Song at the 25th Annual Kids Choice Awards. She is featured on the April cover of Harpers Bazaar Australia, and was on the cover of Vogue in February. Swift is the reigning Billboard Woman of the Year and the AMA Artist of the Year. She is both the Academy of Country Music and the Country Music Associations current Entertainer of the Year, and now has more than 11.4 million Twitter followers (@taylorswift13) and 29 million Facebook friends. Movies : Good Deeds, Lionsgate Films Starring Tyler Perry, Thandie Newton, Brian White, Rebecca Romijn, Jamie Kennedy, Jordenn Thompson, Gabrielle Union, Phylicia Rashad, Beverly Johnson and Eddie Cibrian. Written and Directed by Tyler Perry. Produced by Tyler Perry, Ozzie Areu and Paul Hall. This Tyler Perry film is different from his more familiar works but it strikes the same chords of self examination and being honest with oneself. Opening at #2 at the box office speaks volumes. Good wholesome flick to see. Dr. Seuss The Lorax. Universal Pictures. Starring in voice over, Danny DeVito, Ed Helms, Zac Efron, Taylor Swift and Betty White. Co-Directed by Chris Renaud and Kyle Balds Adapted screenplay by Cinco Paul and Ken Daurio. Screenplay Theodor Geisedl, source material from book The Lorax. Produced by Christopher Meledancri and Janet Healy. This movie has the biggest weekend box office gross so far of 2012 raking in 70 million sweet ones! This even beats 2000s Dr. Seuss The Grinch Who Stole Christmas. The storyline is excellent. The visual look of the film with its vibrant colors, alive music and lovable characters will make it an all time classic favorite for children of generations to come not to mention a few Oscar nods in the process as well! Hit me up at rychmccain@sbcglobal.net and Facebook Study, Observe and Win! Rych Rych McCains Hollyhood Notes!By Rych McCain. feedbackrych@sbcglobal.net Jordenn Thompson and Thandie Newton Photo Courtesy of RMMSJordenn Thompson

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By ARTHIANIXON Caribbean News Editor BARBADOS:Rihanna may be an international pop star but to many Bajans she is still remembered as the island girl they grew up with. Already offending many with her music video depictions, reconciliation with a boyfriend charged with domestic violence and her choice of (or rather lack of) clothing, there has been concern brewing that she is a horrible choice of tourism and youth ambassador to the Caribbean nation. After she showed up in New York at a restaurant last week in a mesh top that exposed her breasts and nipples, her former pastor has expressed his views on what many consider a life of fame that she simply isnt ready to handle responsibly. Bishop Vibert Lowe, pastor of the church Rihanna attended in Barbados before her worldwide fame recently told media that he is praying for her, even on her choice of reconnecting with former boyfriend Chris Brown. The pastor, who is still a friend of the Fenty family, says that even though Rihanna visits her home island as is evidence through her provacative display during a local cultural parade and multiple paparazzi photos, he doesnt get to see her anymore because she is too busy. The Bishop said:I don't see her much when she comes back -she seems too busy -but she should spend more time in church." "A lot of people have been praying for her and hoping that she will drop these bad habits, he stated. We feel it's wrong for her to behave like this. As a young lady, she's not setting a good example." "Young people look to her as a mentor, they regard her as an idol and copy her lifestyle, he added. There are people on the island who think she parties way too hard." "After all he [Chris Brown] did, I'd tell her to steer clear of him, Bishop Lowe said. He's not the correct influence on her life." MARCH 17, 2012 THESTAR PAGEA-7Caribbean Female Heads Of State Give International Womens Day Speeches During CARICOM Meeting By ARTHIANIXON Caribbean News Editor SURINAME: Considering that blacks were only given the right to vote in the last century and women the right to vote seemingly only a few decades, the females in the Caribbean celebrated International Womens Day with pride listening to remarks of Portia Simpson-Miller, Prime Minister of Jamaica (right) and Kamla Persad Bissessar, Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago (left). Both women made history at the 23rd Intersessional CARICOM Heads of Government Meeting in Suriname as they were the first two female Heads of State to be represented at the caucus. Our women today not only dominate many areas of national, social and professional endeavours but they do so with merit, competence and distinction, said Simpson-Miller during her address to the women of Jamaica. While we can take some pride in the overall progress made we must also be very mindful of the fact that a significant number of Jamaican women still struggle against the barriers which keep them poor and marginalized. Many of these women live in rural communities across the length and breadth of this country. It is within this context that we join the global community in supporting the United Nations theme for this year's observance Empower Rural Women: End Hunger and Poverty. The sad reality is that more and more women, the majority in rural communities are becoming poorer which is impacting on their life chances and that of their families. She added: We have come a long way, but the job is not yet complete until we overcome all remaining challenges to the economic and political progress of our women. I encourage the men in our society to join hands in celebrating the Jamaican woman. Trinidad and Tobagos Prime Minister, who was bought up in a rural area, was thrilled to take part in the event. This is another first for Caribbean womens Political Participation and I hope to be joined by more women leaders not only at the regional and hemispheric levels but internationally as well, said Persad Bissessar. Together with the Mos t Honourable Portia Simpson, Prime Minister of Jamaica I shall be representing the interest of our nation and region at this High-Level meeting. She noted that Trinidad and Tobagos track record has been commendable citing that in 2011 the sister nation was identified in the Commonwealth as the third best place to be born a girl. Coming from a rural district I appreciate first-hand the essential role played by rural women in this country, she said. They are an integral part of the economy and play crucial roles ensuring food and nutrition security. The only real avenue we have of eradicating rural poverty is through the recognition of the contribution of these women. In Trinidad and Tobago, we have the Network of Rural Women Producers and the Trinidad and Tobago Goat and Sheep Society who have been championing the cause of importance of rural women and communities in agriculture, and I applaud them. She added that she understands that challenges such as gender-based stereotypes and discrimination that deny such women equitable access to opportunities, resources, assets and services, continue to exist. My Government remains strongly committed to achieving gender equality, she stated. We want and are working towards equal access to opportunity and equal access to resources. Women in this country have achieved immense success without the benefits of policies which were gender sensitive. I can only imagine the things that can be accomplished with enlightenment and I look forward to greater successes. BAHAMAS:About 500 persons recently screened a documentary in the Atlantis Conference Center where a team of local and Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation scientific divers observed Bahamian coral reefs suffering from coral bleaching as a result of climate change pollution and overfishing. During the screening, the seven Bahamas National Trust (BNT) researchers recalled what they observed and learned during their diving experiences, in the Living Oceans Foundations short film called Mission Bahamas, filmed on the M/Y Golden Shadow. The M/Y Golden Shadow is a 67-meter (220 ft) logistical support vessel that carries a Cessna Caravan Amphibious aircraft. The M/Y Shadow is owned by the Living Oceans Foundation, which is dedicated to the conservation and restoration of living oceans and pledges to champion their preservation through research, education and a commitment to Science Without Borders. One of the Golden Shadows most important assets is its stern elevator platform. This system is used to launch and recover the seaplane, as well as the various tenders. The platform is also invaluable for diving access and recovery in difficult sea conditions. To ensure the safety of visiting divers, the Golden Shadow also has a recompression chamber capable of accommodating one casualty and one medic. Fully qualified medical staff members are present during all dive operations. Minister of the Environment the Hon Earl Deveaux recently thanked HRH Prince Khaled of Saudi Arabia for the gift of scientific research that will strengthen the Bahamian economy by allowing the scientists to gather information that will be valuable to increasing the stewardship and protection of the countrys marine environment. The Bahamas National Trust (BNT) will use the research information to create Marine Protected Areas, geared towards protecting coral reef systems dying from stress. Minister Deveaux told the Prince, On behalf of the entire Bahamas, I thank you. I would like to close with a quote from Krista Sherman, a member of the Bahamas National Trust (BNT). In Kristas words, It was an amazing and extremely beneficial experience. The ability to work and share knowledge with such a seasoned and experienced scientific team that has studied coral reefs globally was an absolutely amazing experience. This project will be extremely beneficial as we plan our marine reserves. The mapping will show areas of high biodiversity, as well as provide the mapping layer showing the tracks of hurricanes over the last 150 years, so that planners can accurately access healthy and unhealthy marine reserves. The projects will map ocean surface temperatures and will also map coral reef bleaching events, which will allow The Bahamas to become the first country to incorporate climate change into its planning of marine reserves, Mr Deveaux said. Minister of the Environment Earl Deveaux (BIS photo/Gena Gibbs) Prince Khaled joins an audience of 500 to watch the launch of Mission Bahamas, which documents the finding of BNT researchers. (BIS photo/Raymond Bethel) Bahamian Scientists Participate In Coral Reef Exploration Rihannas Former Pastor Concerned With Her Image and Lifestyle Choices

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PAGE A-8 THE STAR MARCH 17, 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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MARCH 17, 2012 THESTAR JacksonvillesLOCAL NEWS FLORIDASECTION B Mayor Brown Celebrates Huge Downtown Milestone: 100th Art WalkFirst Wednesday Art Walk Has Drawn Visitors of All Ages Downtown Since 2003 Willye F. Dennis, a longtime leader of the Jacksonville NAACP and a former state legislator, died Friday. She was 85.Mrs. Dennis was a formidable political force who influenced a generation of city leaders. Mayor Alvin Brown stated he had known Mrs. Dennis since he was 17 years old and that she was a friend and a supporter. She believed in opportunity for all and she was a true champion for the community. U.S. Representative Corrine Brown, D-FL stated, "Willye Dennis was a good friend, a political pioneer, a dedicated public servant, and an ardent fighter for the African-American community here in Jacksonville. She will be missed by the entire Jacksonville community." Mrs. Dennis had lived her life in Jacksonville, attending Old Stanton High School and being hired by the city's library system in 1951. She earned a bachelor's degree two years later from Clark College in Atlanta, then a master's in library science from Atlanta University. Doctoral studies in public administration through Nova University. She married in 1953, Mrs. Dennis raised two sons, Byron Dennis and Leo Dennis, Jr., and a daughter, Wilene C. Dozier. While she continued to work for the library until 1980, Mrs. Dennis incorporated her own business, Fam-Co Learning and Development, Inc. in 1978. In 1992, the company was labeled one of America's 10 best daycare centers by Child magazine. Everyone around her knew she was a warrior, and she was one that worked hard for the people that she represented. During a public meeting last month at a King Street health clinic, residents thanked Mrs. Dennis for the clinic because she had worked to help fund it when she held state office. She had been elected to the Florida House in 1992. Leading the NAACP branch in Jacksonville had called for a warrior, said Rodney Hurst, a civil rights activist for many years. Mrs. Dennis had been branch president from 1984 until 1994, spending much of that time pursuing a years-old court case to complete desegregation of Duval County schools. The school system negotiated an agreement in 1990 that led to the creation of the county's magnet school system, although the NAACP remained involved in legal challenges after Mrs. Dennis left the group's top post. "She was one of those brave, unsung she-roes that are not given the recognition they deserve," said Hurst, who took part with her in organizing the city's Martin Luther King Jr. breakfast in the 1980s. "She as a tireless worker. She was committed to the NAACP," said Hurst, who said she had been in declining health. "She almost lost her life as a result." Mayor Alvin Brown poses with staff from Downtown Vision, Inc. just after signing the giant, congratulatory canvas. Mrs. Dennis being honored Peyton escorting Mrs. Dennis at the MLK Breakfast. Paula Sanders Be Unique Handmade Accessories Mayor Alvin Brown poses with a family enjoying the 100th Art Walk. To the right: Rhonda Bristol and Ann Chinn African Diaspora Themed Original Art Mayor Brown as he signs the congratulatory canvas Alex Delinis, Phedre Delinois the painter, Kimberly Delinois, Michaan Brown, and Latrice Lawson Mrs. Dennis at the MLK Breakfast On the Walk at De Real Ting Cafe Deborah HarveyInspirational Art Willye F. DennisA Longtime Leader of The Jacksonville NAACP Dies at 85 Mayor pictures courtesy of City of Jacksonville Photos by Frank M. Powell, III, of The Florida StarMarch 9, 2012 Mayor Alvin Brown helped celebrate the 100th First Wednesday Art Walk by presenting Downtown Vision Inc. with a proclamation noting the milestone. DVI has organized First Wednesday Art Walk since 2003. Mayor Brown thanked everyone who helped organize the popular monthly event. He said it takes the cooperation of artists, businesses and countless volunteers to make it a success. Art Walk shines a well-deserved spotlight on everything that makes our urban center a focal point for everyone in Northeast Florida to enjoy, said Mayor Brown. After signing a giant, colorful canvas for the 100th Art Walk in Hemming Plaza, Mayor Brown walked a few blocks to CoWork Jax. There, he toured the urban, shared office space which offers a variety of workstations and high-tech suites for a monthly rate. Mayor Brown mingled with young professionals checking out the unique office space. As the sun set on a beautiful evening, Mayor Brown then walked over to The Jacksonville Landing where he watched the Eco Latino Jax Talent Show. Mayor Brown cheered on various couples and groups as they danced and performed their way to victory. In between performances, the mayor took to the stage and thanked visitors for making the 100th Art Walk a success. Event organizers echoed the sentiment and said Mayor Browns support of the event and downtown businesses is important. The Art Walk is a great example of the vitality and energy we are all hoping to further develop downtown, said Terry Lorince, Executive Director of Downtown Vision Inc. Everybody loves to the see the streets animated with people. It is how they want downtown to look on a regular basis.

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(StatePoint) No matter how much money you have, your financial accounts and investments need protection. According to the FBI, Americans currently lose approximately $40 billion annually to financial investment fraud. Most Americans rely solely on the government and their banks to enforce investor safety, but many experts caution this isnt enough and that people need to get actively involved in protecting themselves. Even with strengthened financial protection laws in place, the ability for the government to police the scope of undue profiteering and theft is limited. Rather than being victimized first and seeking recourse later, protect your nest egg now, says Pat Huddleston, author The Vigilant Investor: A Former SEC Enforcer Reveals How to Fraud-Proof Your Investments, published by AMACOM Books. Vigilance means acknowledging that anyone is vulnerable to being tricked, regardless of education, intelligence, and experience. You may think you can spot a scam a mile away, but the best ones dont look like scams or sound completely trustworthy. Experienced fraudsters typically provide their victims with credible looking proof of returns. Some scams will go so far as to employ fully-staffed phone banks and websites. Every investor should be on the alert for red flags like these, says Huddleston, who is also CEO of Investors Watchdog, a group that conducts fraud investigations. Name-dropping. Scam artists often wield the power of their supposed celebrity clients to impress the gullible. The takeaway pitch. Available for a limited time only! This scammers ploy of taking away your opportunity taps into the natural human aversion to loss. Living extra-large. If your investment adviser spends money like a trust fund baby on a weekend shopping bender, he is spending your money, not his own. Evading transparency. If the adviser resists your requests for transparency, take your money and run. Vague credentials. Verify your investment salespersons background independently using resources like the National Student Clearinghouse. An appeal to faith. Fraud aimed at religious groups is so virulent and effective that the only safe course is to say no even to a subtle appeal to your faith. Be especially on guard if you have elderly parents. Those aged 60 years or older are disproportionately targeted. More tips on protecting your nest egg from unscrupulous fraudsters can be found in Huddlestons book and by visiting www.thevigilantinvestor.com By treating every investment opportunity with healthy skepticism and objectivity, you can help protect your familys future. How To Protct Yourself From Financial ScamsPAGE B 2 THE STAR MARCH 17, 2012 /Community Activities AMATEUR NIGHT SEMI-FINALS, Ritz Theatre and Museum: Friday, March 16, 2012, at 829 N. Davis Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Contact 904.632.5555 for any information. MUSEUM AND A MOVIE, Ritz Theatre and Museum, on Saturday, March 17, 2012, at 829 N. Davis Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Call 904.632.5555 for additional information. ALL STAR CHALLENGE, onSaturday, March 17, 2012, at the Prime F. Osborn III Convention Center, 1000 Water Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Please call 904.630.4000 for more information. Northwest Behavioral Health Services in collaboration with Edward Waters College will be presenting the 30th Annual Conference on Mental Health and the Black Community, May 17-19, 2012.For additional information, please phone: (904) 781-7797. TYRESE, this Sunday, March 18, 2012, at the Florida Theatre, 128 E. Forsyth Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. For more information contact 904.355.2787. Downtown Top to Bottom Walking Tour, at The Jacksonville Landing, on Tuesday, March 20, 2012, at 2 Independent Dr. W., Jacksonville, FL 32202. Contact 904.353.1188 for additional information. OPEN MIC NIGHT, onTuesday, March 20, 2012, at the Northstar "The Pizza Bar", 119 Bay St. E., Jacksonville, FL 32202. Call 904.860.5451 for all information. Downtown Top to Bottom Walking Tour on Tuesday, March 20, 2012, at The Jacksonville Landing, 2 Independent Dr. W., Jacksonville, FL 32202. Call 904.353.1188 for additional information. SALVATION ARMY CELEBRITY CHEFS: Thursda,y, March 22, 2012, at the Prime F. Osborn III Convention Center, 1000 Water Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Contact 904.630.4000 for all necessary information. MAYOR BROWN'S FISH-A-THON IN OUR PARK! Seniors, join us for a real senior fishing tournament! Mayor Brown's Fish-A-Thon will be held Friday, March 23, from 10 a.m.2 p.m. at Hanna Park. For additional information, call (904) 630-3690 or email events@coj.net. RIVER REGION CHILDREN'S HEALTH FAIR, will be hosting a health fair on Saturday, March 24th, at the Justina Community Center, 3101-3 Justina Rd. For more information, call 745-3063. TRASHY FASHION WEEK AT RIPLEY'S BELIEVE IT OR NOT! On Saturday, March 24, the famous attraction will host a "Trashy Fashion Show" at 2 p.m. at Ripley's Museum at 19 San Marco Ave., St. Augustine. Men, women and children are welcome to participate. For more information on the show, please follow Ripley's Facebook page at ww.facebook.com/saintaugustineripleys or www.facebook.com/redtrains. THE WOMENS CENTER OF JACKSONVILLE is proud to announce the second annual Womens Center of Jacksonville 2012 Speaker Series -Women, Words and Wisdom on Tuesday, March 27th featuring Charlene Taylor For ticket information go to www.womenscenterofjax.org or call (904) 722-3000 x 0. NACA AMERICAN DREAM TOUR COMES BACK TO JACKSONVILLE: Nations Big Banks join NACA to offer on site mortgage relief. Free Service Florida homeowners with unaffordable mortgages and underwater mortgages at Prime Osborn Convention Center, from March 30 April 3, 2012 from 8 AM To 8 PM daily. The program is open to owner/occupants and noninvestors. Sign up at www.naca.com or call 888-499-6222. One of the most common types of business communication is presenting to persuade. From sales representatives persuading customers to mid-level managers persuading workers and upper management, we spend almost every business day involved in some form of persuasive communication. No matter our role, improving our ability to persuade others is vital to our career growth. Effectively communicating to persuade requires us to be adequately prepared, clear on the action we want our listener to take, and able to provide a compelling reason to take the action we desire. Dale Carnegie recommended a simple three-step structure that can significantly improve our ability to persuade a listener. The formula provides the structure to capture attention, build credibility, eliminate nervousness, and call others to action, and it increase the likelihood that we will get results with others. The formula is as follows: 1. Incident: Relive a vivid, personal experience relevant to the point. Aristotle said, "The speaker's character is one of his most effective agents of persuasion." We must be credible in our example and evidence. We must have earned the right to share our example or give direction. A personal incident is a sure-fire way to grab favorable attention: It pulls people in, opens them up to persuasion, and provides evidence as to why our idea is worth considering. When presenting to persuade, we spend most of our time providing the situation and evidence before asking the listener to do something. 2. Action: Call on the listener to take a single, specific action. Too often we assume our listeners will know what to do once we have presented them with evidence to change their thinking or direction. We fail to persuade them if we don't clearly explain what we want them to do. Other times, we may give a clear action but may ask them to do several things-leaving them unsure about which action should be the priority. Effective persuasion requires us to simplify the message and recommend one clear action for listeners to take. 3. Benefit: Clearly emphasize how the listener will benefit from taking the recommended action. Again, this portion of the communication must be clear, specific, and direct. It also must be based in reality. If the benefit we provide sounds too good to be true, the listener will doubt us. If what we are recommending benefits us more than the listener, the persuasion will seem manipulative and self-serving. So consider the listener's point of view to be sure the recommendation is truly in his or her best interest. This balanced approach will be appreciated and will allow the listener to be more open to what we suggest. Presenting to persuade is a critical skill to master in our daily business interaction. The three-step process-Incident, Action and Benefit-provides an opportunity to gain the results we desire from others. By demonstrating that we have earned the right to give direction and are communicating from a position of solid character, not only will we be persuasive, but we also will be compelling. These two factors are a winning combination in our ability to communicate to persuade. Dale Carnegie of Georgia is offering a half-day seminar on Impactful Presentations: Winning Through Communication on Friday, March 30th from 7:30am 11:30am at the Buckhead Club. Breakfast included. Please call for group rates. Impactful Presentations Incident, Action and Benefit Announcements, meetings, happenings, and community events scheduled in Jacksonville and the surrounding area ThosREAL LIFE STORIES Because you asked: MORE BAIT AND SWITCH. Bait and switch is a fraudulent trade practice of offering products at a low price (the bait), and when the consumer comes into the place of business finding a way to sell at a higher price (the switch). To illustrate this concept, I will use the example of a consumer seeking a steak dinner at a restaurant. Restaurant A offered a steak dinner for $49.99. This includes an 8oz filet mignon with garlic mash potatoes, asparagus, warm spinach salad with walnuts and pears topped off with French Vinaigrette dressing. The dessert is Key Lime pie. There is full disclosure and the customer knows exactly what he is getting for $49.99. Restaurant B advertises a steak dinner for $19.99. This is the bait designed to get the customer in the door. When the customer arrives, they see that the steak dinner is a 6oz rump roast with frozen mash potatoes heated in the microwave and cut string beans out of the can from the corner grocery store. The salad is just lettuce and tomatoes with Thousand Island dressing. The dessert is cheese cake. When the customer objects to this selections and asks about a filet mignon with the identical trimmings that were offered by restaurant A, the retailer goes down the list and itemizes each of those items offered by restaurant A, and comes with a total price of $59.99. When he sees the look on the customers face, he offers to sell it to him at a discount of $49.99 (exactly what it would have cost at restaurant A). This is more than what the consumer wanted to spend and then the retailer offers a rib eye steak with the same trimmings for $39.99 and then when the customer objects, the retailer offers a New York strip with the same trimmings for $29.99. There is nothing desirable on the menu for $19.99. The customer eventually buys something that he does not want at a cost greater than he intended to spend. Unfortunately this practice is sometimes used in the funeral industry where customers are at their weakest emotional point. In those instances as well, a customer will sometimes buy something they do not want at a cost greater than they intended to pay. 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 RROBATE OF ESTATES 529 Kingsley Avenue OrangePark, Florida 32073 (904) 264-1233 www.bivensfuneralhome.com

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THESTAR LOCAL GEORGIASECTION B Former Nick Jr. TV Star Named Chairman of Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor Commission MARCH, 2012 Rev. Dr. and Prophetess Knight Celebrate 24 Years In Ministry State Headlines By ARTHIANIXON Florida/Georgia Star ATLANTA: It was a scary scene at the Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport last Tuesday when a Boeing 737-700 jet rolled off a taxiway and down to an embankment. The incident occured at around 5 a.m. No injuries were reported and the aircraft did not have any passengers in it. The plane was said to be undergoing testing by two mechanics who reported a problem with the braking system. As a result, of the mishap, the jet was said to have sustained "significant damage" and forced the airport to close runway 9-R.Delta Jet Damaged During Test At Atlanta Airport Lady Sharon "Shay" Hall-Knight and Rev. Dr. Mack De'Von Knight are celebrating a milestone now that they are commemorating nearly a quarter century in ministry. The couple, who head Reshing Oasis Church "ROC in Brunswick, Georgia celebrated with their church family. Photos by Angela Favors-Morrell No Training, No Food Stamps: Ga Senate Approves Bill Requiring Those On Food Stamps To Get GED, Take Adult Literacy Classes, Etc The Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor Commission elected new leadership and made plans for public review of the Corridors Management Plan at its first 2012 quarterly meeting in Jacksonville, Florida on February 24th. Ronald Daise and Dr. Althea N. Sumpter were named Chair-Elect and Vice Chair-Elect and will take office June 1st at the second quarterly meeting, in Mt. Pleasant, SC. Both are natives of St. Helena Island, SC. Commissioner Daise (pictured) represents South Carolina and serves as Vice President for Creative Education at Brookgreen Gardens, in Murrells Inlet, SC. Daise, along with his wife Natalie, starred in Gullah Gullah Island, the award-winning Nick Jr. TV show of the 1990s. Commissioner Sumpter represents Georgia and teaches Digital Media Production at The Art Institute of Atlanta.Returning officers are; Charles H. Hall (GA), Secretary, and Ralph B. Johnson (FL), Treasurer. The Corridors Management Plan will soon be ready for public review, Daise said. It has been a long process, but we have been guided by public feedback about how this unique and significant National Heritage Area should be managed. We invite potential stakeholders and partners to join with us to celebrate and preserve a living culture that has impacted the world community. Through education, economic development, and preservation and documentation, programs can be implemented that, in part, will share stories of survival, connections with other cultures, and awareness of cultural and economic contributions of Gullah/Geechee people and communities, he added. The Commission is diligently working to put the final touches on the Management Plan, which is tentatively scheduled to be released for a 30-day public review and comment period in mid-Summer 2012. During the public comment period, community m embers and partners will be invited to review the Management Plan online through the Corridors website (www.GullahGeecheeCorridor.org), the National Park Service Planning, Environment and Public Comment (PEPC) website (http://parkplanning.nps.gov/guge ), and at public libraries within the Corridor. The Commissions goal is to submit the Management Plan to the U.S. Secretary of the Interior by late Summer or early Fall 2012. The Management Plan will not be finalized until it is approved by the Secretary of the Interior. It has been a delightful experience being Chair of the Commission for the past four years, said Emory S. Campbell. I believe that the Commission is led by one of the most talented group of professionals in the country. With incredible cooperation, they willingly gave their time and expertise in completing a sound management plan for preserving Gullah/Geechee culture. I have no doubt that our new C hairman Ron Daise is uniquely capable of leading the Commission in implementing the Plan. He is a proven expert in Gullah/Geechee culture and has offered tireless support and made very valuable contributions in the development of the Plan. By ARTHIANIXON Florida/Georgia Star ATLANTA: Need food stamps? If a new law is passed, you might not be able to get them without pursuing some form of higher education. Last week, the Georgia Senate passed legislation that would require recipeints of food stamp to get their GED, or enroll in technical, self-development or adult literacy classes. Those who would be expempt would be people under 16, people over 59 disabled persons, caretakers of dependent children or adults, those who work at least 30 hours a week, students, people in rehab programs and those receiving unemployment benefits. Before this proposed law is implemented throughout the stae, DFCS will begin a pilot program to test it in five counties.

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Magic Johnson Foundation (MJF) and AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) are honored to announce that they will host the premiere of ESPN Films and NBA Entertainments The Announcement, the untold story of Earvin Magic Johnson and his triumphant journey living with HIV. The Announcement, a gripping documentary directed by Nelson George, will have its world premiere at Regal Cinemas L.A. LIVE Stadium 14 in downtown Los Angeles with the foundations red carpet, invitation-only V.I.P. gala screening on Tuesday, March 6th (remarks and screening at 7:30pm; doors open at 6:30pm). The evening will begin with a star-studded red carpet followed by brief remarks from the hosts before the viewing of the documentary. The V.I.P. evening screening of The Announcement will follow a private 11:00am morning screening of the film at the same Regal Cinema theater hosted by MJF and AHF for 500 Los Angeles-area high school students. After viewing the documentary, the students will participate in the E.R.A.S.E. HIV Youth Summit ((Empowering & Reinforcing Awareness of Students through Education), an educational panel and Q&A session with Mr. & Mrs. Johnson and other individuals working in the field to fight HIV/AIDS. The Announcement will then air publicly on television for the first time five days later, Sunday March 11th, 9pm ET on ESPN. On November 7, 1991, Earvin Magic Johnson first announced to the world he was HIV-positive, and from that day on, he has been tirelessly fighting the HIV/AIDS epidemic and advocating for those living with HIV/AIDS. ESPN documented Mr. Johnsons personal journey, how the world has been affected since his announcement and the current state of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. ESPN Films graciously provided the Magic Johnson Foundation and AIDS Healthcare Foundation with the opportunity to host these premiere screenings to share Mr. Johnsons extraordinary story with select audiences including hundreds of Los Angeles-area high school students who will join us for the morning event, said Amelia Williamson, President of the Magic Johnson Foundation. Mr. Johnson and his wife, Cookie, will take part in an educational panel and Q&A with these students immediately following the morning screening. Other individuals working in the field to fight HIV/AIDS who will join on the panel and Q&A include the CDCs Robert E. Bailey, II; Cynthia Davis, a respected, longtime Southland AIDS advocate and assistant professor and program director at the Medical Sciences Institute at Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science as well as AHF President Michael Weinstein. Magic Johnson is a hero and icon in the fight against AIDS. We applaud the courage and leadership he continues to show in this battle over the years and thank ESPN Films for both pointing a lens at his remarkable life and for allowing AHF and Magic Johnson Foundation the honor of hosting the premiere of The Announcement, said Michael Weinstein, President of AIDS Healthcare Foundation. For over ten years, Magic and AHF have forged a partnership that now includes six free AHF Magic Johnson treatment clinics and several nationwide HIV testing initiatives. On World AIDS Day this past December, we announced plans for three new AHF Magic Johnson clinics set to open this year: Brooklyn, NY; Ft. Worth, TX and Atlanta, GA. As a public figureand through his own personal experience living successfully with HIVMagic serves as a beacon, letting others who may also be infected know that seeking medical care and lifesaving antiretroviral treatment is the right thing to do. Johnson, whose business interests include a wide portfolio of successful ventures operating under the umbrella of his Magic Johnson Enterprises, is also is Chairman and Founder of the respected non-profit Magic Johnson Foundation, which raises funds for community-based organizations focused on HIV/AIDS education and prevention. The Foundation also works to develop programs and provide services that address the broader educational, health and social needs of ethnically diverse, urban communities throughout the nation. MARCH, 2012 THESTAR First Lady Michelle Obama To Lead Presidential Delegation to Opening Ceremonies of 2012 Summer Olympic Games in LondonPAGEB-4 The White House released an ooffical statment last week that First Lady Michelle Obama will lead the Presidential Delegation to the Opening Ceremonies of the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London. Mrs. Obama made the announcement at an event with Mrs. Samantha Cameron celebrating the Olympic Games and Mrs. Obamas Lets Move! initiative. At the event, Olympians and Paralympians including Kortney Clemons, Dominique Dawes, Tom Dolan, April Holmes, Lisa Leslie, Lori Ann Lindsey, Dan OBrien, Becky Sauerbrunn, David Wagner and Mal Washington led DC-area school children in activities inspired by the Olympic Games. Mrs. Obama emphasized her hope that the Olympic Games will inspire more young people to get active and healthy, the goal of her Lets Move! initiative. In the months ahead, Ill be talking to Americans all across the country to encourage even more young people to tap into that Olympic spirit and turn their inspiration into action, said Mrs. Obama. As the Olympic creed states, the most important thing is not to win, but to take part. And that doesnt just mean sitting and watching, it means getting up and getting active as well. I hope we use the upcoming games as motivation for all of us to get up and get moving. This is especially true for our young people. You dont have to be a gold medal winner or the best athlete at your school to take part. You dont even have to play an organized sport. You can dance in the living room, ride your bike around the neighborhood, or go for a walk with your friends. Everyone can find some way to be healthy, get active, and have some fun. Olympians are ambassadors of their country so it is only fitting that our nations leaders show support for the Games. Mrs. Obamas support will only further invigorate the athletes desire to bring home the gold and motivate all Americans to be active, said Dominique Dawes, three-time Olympic gymnast and co-chair of the President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition, who emceed todays event. Today my work on behalf of the Presidents Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition is a way for me to give back to the country that supported me during my Olympic journey. It is traditional for a delegation to travel to the Olympic Games to represent the United States. In the coming months, the White House will announce the official delegates accompanying Mrs. Obama to London. Other First Ladies that have led a Presidential Delegation to the Olympic Games include First Lady Laura Bush to the 2006 Winter Olympics in Torino, Italy and then-First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton to the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway. Magic Johnson's The Announcement Premieres at Regal Cinemas LA LIVE Edward Waters College will host its 2nd Annual Celebrity Golf Tournament April 2 at Deerwood Golf and Country Club to raise money for its Annual Fund. Last years tournament, which was also held at Deerwood, raised more than $30,000 for scholarships and other College initiatives. This year, the tournament is a four-person captains choice with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. There will be opportunities for the players to win prizes on and off the course with raffles and a silent auction; and closestto-pin, longest drive, and hole-in-one contests. Entry, which is $150 per golfer, includes green fees, a continental breakfast, cart fees and a catered lunch. For more information on the tournament, or to register as a player or sponsor, visit celebritygolf.ewctigers.com or call EWCs Division of Institutional Advancement at (904) 470-8251. This Tesla Time electric car at the Jackxonville Auto Show may get here in 2012 Photos by Sandy Neal, Florida/Georgia StarEWC To Host Second Annual Celebrity Golf Tournament Jacksonville, Lee County, Pensacola Receive $100K Tennis Grants iJacksonville, Lee County and Pensacola are the three Florida recipients among 18 total communities across the U.S. receiving the latest round of USTA 10 and Under Tennis grants as part of an effort of the United States Tennis Association to get more kids playing tennis. Each of the three Florida communities will receive $50,000 in funding from USTA Florida, and $50,000 from the USTA national body for a combined $100,000 in funding. The amount will be distributed over a three-year period to build new and adapt current tennis courts to accommodate 10 and Under Tennis, as well as support new programs. 10 and Under Tennis provides the opportunity to achieve immediate success by playing tennis on smaller courts, using smaller and lighter racquets and slower-moving and lower-bouncing balls. In total, USTA national will disperse $900,000 in grants to support its youth initiative and fund tennis programs. We are excited to be working with the local tennis leaders in these communities to help introduce the game to more kids," said Kurt Kamperman, USTA national chief executive, community tennis. "We believe tennis is the sport of opportunity that provides a lasting effect on the lives of children." Community officials will work with the USTA to ensure that local organizers have the proper techniques and skills to implement this new method of teaching tennis to kids. The USTA and the USTA Florida Section will be working with partners, such as schools, public parks, youth organizations, tennis facilities, and pros to incorporate tennis into physical education classes, after-school programs and other youth programs to drive participation. Jacksonville, Lee County and Pensacola join the previously-awarded regions of Hillsborough County (Greater Tampa), Seminole County (Greater Orlando), and the Village of Wellington (Palm Beach County) as the six Florida regions receiving $100,000 10 and Under Tennis growth grants. Other grants in the latest round went to Atlanta, GA (east); Atlanta, GA (west); Jackson, MS; Richmond, VA; Birmingham, AL; Metro Phoenix East Valley, AZ; San Francisco, CA; Bayamon/San Juan, PR; Mobile, AL; Salt Lake City, UT; Honolulu, HI; Northern Albany, NY; Seattle, WA; Northern Colorado; and Springfield, MA. A global rule change in youth tennis took effect on Jan. 1, 2012, requiring USTAsanctioned 10 and Under Tennis tournaments be played utilizing proper-sized equipment and smaller courts, signifying the emergence of 10 and Under Tennis as an integral part of the development of young players. Last year, the USTA awarded grants and provided support to 26 communities. To date, the USTA has invested over $2 million in grants to support its youth initiative. The USTAs goal over five years is to bring 10 and Under Tennis to kids in more than 100 local markets nationwide. For more information on the 10 and Under Tennis, visit www.10andundertennis.com. Established in 1949, USTA Florida is a section of the United States Tennis Association. It is a not-for-profit volunteer organization with more than 50,000 members, 1,000 organizational members and a $3.8 million budget. As the official governing body of tennis in Florida, USTA Florida operates from an executive office in Daytona Beach with 27 staff members and more than 600 volunteers throughout the state working towards a mission to promote and develop tennis in Florida. To learn more about USTA Florida visit www.ustaflorida.com. Coming To A Garage Near You?

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She has sweetness and charm in such abundance that it is difficult not to melt in her presence. Eight year-old Jordenn Thompson also has the gift of acting talent to combine with the charm that is bound to take her far in the realms of TV and Films. She has a major role in the new Tyler Perry film Good Deeds playing Ariel, the daughter of Lindsey played by Thandie Newton. Being in a major motion picture is a big step for an eight year-old, especially when one considers the mature mindset and discipline that it takes to act on that level. How did Thompson arrive at that point so young and what motivated her to get into professional acting? She smiles and says, I started acting when I was four. I dont actually remember when I got started. I think I just kept watching movies and I told my mom that I wanted to be in a movie. So I started acting. Of course the training came and she began booking child modeling gigs for Gap, Old Navy, Childrens Place, JC Penny, Walmart and Target to name some. This was followed by commercials with McDonalds, Sears, Humana, The Disney Channel and others. TV roles eventualized such as Fake It Til You Make It, which lead to films. In the movie Good Deeds, Ariel and her mom become homeless and have a very emotional rollercoaster ride with scenes that called for a wide range of reactions. How difficult was it to cry among other emotions? Thompson snaps that one up without losing a beat. That was hard because when I went in for the auditions, I was so excited that I couldnt cry that much at all. But I didnt actually cry, I just put my head down and was pretending to cry so it was funny. I was trying not to laugh too. The movie on screen takes place in San Francisco where all of the exterior shots were filmed but the actual shoot of the project happened in Atlanta. So what was Thompsons experience working with Mr. Perry? She lights up, He was so cool. He always treated me like a princess. He was so nice to me. He gave me flowers everyday so it was cool. What was her initial reaction seeing him in person for the first time? Thompson reflects, Hes the biggest star Ive seen before in a movie. Thandie Newton and Thompson looked very realistically close as mother and daughter. How much was she like a real mom to Thompson? She flashes that charming smile and says, She always took care of me and she was the sweetest girl that Ive every met before so it was fun working with her. She helps me out a lot. She makes me be Ariel. She does the part really good and it helps me do the part really good. In dealing with the subject of homelessness, what does Thompson hope the movie goers will take from this film? She says, They would go home thinking, what if I got homeless? And say if I ended like that, Id be really happy. Of course she is referring to good fate she and her mom has at the end of the film. PAGE B-5 THESTAR MARCH 17, 2012ENTERTAINMENT Jordenn ThompsonA Charismatic Mountain Of Sweet Child Charm!By Rych McCain, feedbackrych@sbcglobal.net and Facebook Photos Courtesy of RMMS TV : Talk queen Oprah Winfrey interviewed the late Whitney Houstons daughter Bobbie Kristina along with Houstons personal manager/sister-in-law Patricia Houston and her brother Gary Houston on Oprahs Next Chapter via her OWN Network this Sunday, March 11 th TV land President Larry W. Jones announced The TV Land Awards 2012, honoring classic television, film and music icons, will return to New York City and be hosted by Kelly Ripa (nationally syndicated talk show LIVE! With Kelly). Ripa previously hosted the show in 2007.Celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, the awards show will honor powerhouse songstress Aretha Franklin with the Music Icon Award and will be held at the Lexington Avenue Armory at Gramercy Park on Saturday, April 14th. The TV Land Awards 2012 will air on Sunday, April 29th at 9:00pm ET/PT. More honorees will be announced in coming weeks. The CW Network today ordered three new original reality series for summer 2012: THE STAR NEXT DOOR, a nationwide music competition series from Queen Latifah; BREAKING POINTE, an inside look at the competitive world of ballet; and THE CATALINA which follows the employees and guests at a rocking Miami hotel.These three new shows will join the previously announced game show OH SIT! on The CWs most aggressive summer slate ever.Premiere dates and times will be announced at a later date. Music : Country superstar and 6 time Grammy winner Taylor Swift is currently on a whirlwind ride selling out the final leg of her Speak Now world tour in Australia and New Zealand. Swifthas played 98 shows in stadiums and arenas in 17 countries around the globe. Ours, the 5th single released from Taylors now 5x-Platinum Speak Now album (Big Machine Records), has reached #1 like the previous 4 singles before it and is now gold. Swift voices the character of Audrey in Dr. Seusss The LORAX, which this weekend earned $70.7 million, scoring the biggest boxoffice debut of the year The film also achieved the biggest opening of any Dr. Seuss adaptation, topping 2000s How The Grinch Stole Christmas. Swift is nominated for three 2012 Academy of Country Music Awards:Entertainer of the Year, Female Vocalist of the Year and Video of the Year. She is also up for Favorite Female Singer and Favorite Song at the 25th Annual Kids Choice Awards. She is featured on the April cover of Harpers Bazaar Australia, and was on the cover of Vogue in February. Swift is the reigning Billboard Woman of the Year and the AMA Artist of the Year. She is both the Academy of Country Music and the Country Music Associations current Entertainer of the Year, and now has more than 11.4 million Twitter followers (@taylorswift13) and 29 million Facebook friends. Movies : Good Deeds, Lionsgate Films Starring Tyler Perry, Thandie Newton, Brian White, Rebecca Romijn, Jamie Kennedy, Jordenn Thompson, Gabrielle Union, Phylicia Rashad, Beverly Johnson and Eddie Cibrian. Written and Directed by Tyler Perry. Produced by Tyler Perry, Ozzie Areu and Paul Hall. This Tyler Perry film is different from his more familiar works but it strikes the same chords of self examination and being honest with oneself. Opening at #2 at the box office speaks volumes. Good wholesome flick to see. Dr. Seuss The Lorax. Universal Pictures. Starring in voice over, Danny DeVito, Ed Helms, Zac Efron, Taylor Swift and Betty White. Co-Directed by Chris Renaud and Kyle Balds Adapted screenplay by Cinco Paul and Ken Daurio. Screenplay Theodor Geisedl, source material from book The Lorax. Produced by Christopher Meledancri and Janet Healy. This movie has the biggest weekend box office gross so far of 2012 raking in 70 million sweet ones! This even beats 2000s Dr. Seuss The Grinch Who Stole Christmas. The storyline is excellent. The visual look of the film with its vibrant colors, alive music and lovable characters will make it an all time classic favorite for children of generations to come not to mention a few Oscar nods in the process as well! Hit me up at rychmccain@sbcglobal.net and Facebook Study, Observe and Win! Rych Rych McCains Hollyhood Notes!By Rych McCain. feedbackrych@sbcglobal.net Jordenn Thompson and Thandie Newton Photo Courtesy of RMMSJordenn Thompson

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MARCH 17, 2012 THE STARPR 1 Photo by Andr'e X The Jacksonville Local Organizing Committee of the Millions More Movement Inc.,a local nonprofit organization.On Monday,March 12,2012 brought excitement,happiness and joy to Mathew W.Gilbert Middle School.In their effort to 'Serve The People 'JLOC,MMM Inc.,were at Gilbert to 'Give Free Haircuts to the Students'.The students,staff and Principal Mr.Daniels ,Teacher Mrs.Jones,Security Dir.Mr.Floyd demeanor spoke volumns about their sincere appreciation of JLOC,MMM Inc.,being there.Since 2005 when JLOC,MMM Inc.,officially was chartered they have done the'Free Hair Cut project at Eugene Butler Middle School,Harts Harbor Health Care Center.To give a financial donation,volunteer your services to Jacksonville Local Organizing Committee of the Millions More Movement Inc.,visit our website:www.realpagessite.com/jacksonvilleloc or call 904-354-1775 or 904-240-9133. The Florida A&M University (FAMU) Student Government Association (SGA) hosts the State of the Black Student Summit on Sunday, March 18 at 6 p.m. in the Alfred Lawson Jr. Multipurpose Center and Teaching Gymnasium. The summit will bring together a diverse group of national leaders in business, academia, media and education to discuss major domestic and global issues affecting Americas students. Admission is free for all FAMU, Florida State University and Tallahassee Community College students with a valid student ID. General admission is $5. Grammy Award-winning recording artist and philanthropist John Legend will keynote this event, which includes a discussion and interactive session with the following panelists: Omar Tyree, New York Times best-selling author and entrepreneur; Carmen Wong Ulrich, MSNBC and CNN contributor; Marc Lamont Hill, author, professor and television host; Dr. Jaquelyn Del Rosario, notable marriage counselor; Eve Wright, vice president and associate general counsel for the Miami Heat Marc Williams, sports marketing pioneer and pop culture expert; and Devin T. Robinson X aka Egypt, actor and activist. The goal of the summit is to raise awareness about national and global issues that directly affect minority communities. It will also challenge students to think critically and give them the unique opportunity to exchange ideas with some of the greatest minds of their generation. A welcome session is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. at the FAMU School of Journalism and Graphic Communication (SJGC) followed by two workshops in the SJGC Lecture Hall prior to the summit: What Would You Do If You Knew You Could Not Fail begins at 12:15 p.m. This workshop will focus on starting careers in music, sports, entertainment, and marketing. Young Millionaires Roundtable begins at 1:45 p.m. For more information about the State of the Black Student Summit and workshops, call David Boyd at (850) 599-3624 or Morris Hawkins at (850) 599-3400. Millions More Movement 'Gives Free Haircuts To Students of Mathew W.Gilbert Middle School FAMU Student Government Association to host State of the Black Student Summit

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MARCH 17, 2012 PREP RAP PR 2 Preschoolers Danced to Win $30K for Wolfson Children's HospitalOn March 9, local preschoolers laced up their dancing shoes for Wolfson Childrens Hospital and stepped up the fight against childhood obesity, one dance at a time. The Primrose School of Julington Creek hosted a Sock Hop to encourage the community to get moving for healthy lifestyles and enter the Primrose Schools Family Dance-off (www.FamilyDanceoff.com) to win as much as $30,000 for the hospital. During the dance, the preschoolers hopped around in the socks they decorated themselves.Young Girls, Basketball Games, And ChaosBy Daris Howard The day of our first game finally arrived for my basketball team of six and seven year old girls. I was sure we were going to look foolish, as bad as they were, but as we went out to warm up, I could see the girls on the other end of the floor bouncing basketballs off of their feet, and shooting and not even hitting the net, and I felt much better. The ref called for a girl from each team to come to the jump circle. We were having Shara jump. She was the tallest and the toughest, I might add. The ref threw the ball and Shara made a beautiful jump, but instead of tipping the ball, she snagged it out of the air. She exploded out of the mass of girls toward the basket on the wrong end, clutching the basketball like a fullback heading for the goal line. The ref started blowing his whistle, but the girls paid no attention. Shara kept running with the other nine girls right on her heels. I was sure she was going to shoot at the wrong basket, but I was not concerned she would make it, she hadnt hit a shot in the three weeks of practice. However, I thought it would look stupid for her to do that, so I yelled for her to go to the other end. I neednt have worried. She had no intention of shooting the ball and having someone else get it. She just wanted to keep it for herself a game of keep-away. She turned and headed to the other end of the court with the rest of the girls close behind. Kathy stopped half way and sat down to rest. The other girls finally had Shara cornered behind the bleachers, about ten feet outside the out-of-bounds line, circling in on her like a wolf pack moving in for the kill. The ref was still blowing his whistle and trying to get through the mob, when a girl from the other team jumped Shara. The other seven jumped into the fray, ending up in a giant dog pile. The ball popped out from under them, and one of the girls from the other team grabbed it and was off with the other girls chasing her. Shara was last to get up, but she soon was in hot pursuit as well. Kathy also joined in when they reached mid court where she was resting. When the girl from the other team found herself cornered, she decided she really didnt want the ball that bad and threw it over the heads of the other girls. There was a mad scramble for it, and Shara, kicking and shoving, fought the others away and soon had no challengers for its possession. Finally, the ref caught up with Shara, and tried to take the ball from her. She wasnt about to let it go without a fight and she hung on for dear life, until he picked her clear off the ground, at which point she kicked him hard in the shin. The ref was a young, high school boy and I could see the frustration and pain in his face. In his anger, and holding his shin and hopping on one foot, he blew the whistle as hard as he could and pointed at Shara. Foul! he yelled. At this, Shara kicked him hard in the other shin, dropping him to the floor in pain. That is when I finally decided I should intervene. Shara, you cant kick the ref! She glared at me. Did you hear what he called me?! He called me foul! No, he didnt. He said you committed a foul. Well, excuse me for not speaking plain English. I helped the ref to his feet. He glared at me like his pain was my fault. He said the opposing team should have the ball since Shara traveled and fouled. The buzzer sounded and the lady running the time clock motioned the ref over. It was the same woman that tricked me into being a coach. She told the ref that they were going to keep the time clock running even if he blew the whistle or they would never get through the game. I looked at the clock and only one second was gone. I thought that was the most noble thing I had heard yet in what was bound to be the most chaotic basketball game I have ever witnessed. (Daris Howard, award-winning, syndicated columnist and playwright, is author of Super Cowboy Rides and can be contacted at daris@darishoward.com; or visit his website at http://www.darishoward.com) Wish to give us a News Story relating to the Youth of our community? Send it to: info@theflo ridastar.comor tia@theflo ridastar.com

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MARCH 17, 2012 PREP RAP PR 3 V F A I N W S O A H N A J I H O V O A N N G W S E D N A V M E A T T I N C N A L C Z J Z I K H I A N U P K R A T L E E K S T L I H G F S B I F S G G E O J K T L C D V D A T K H E N U Y A J M J O G A T B B A H K L R S M E E L A O I N D T R E T T U B L A A P I E S A M U F T H G F V J P J G O N J G F D P R P L I O H G F L S K C I L R A G E K E G A B B A C S N T K N O T T U M Z T S H G T R F E P A R S L E Y Irish dishes are mmmmmm...Can you find and circle these foods and ingredients often found in the Irish diet? fish mutton potatoes soda bread parsley butter tea cabbage milk meat pies garlic apple eggs onions leeks ? Delightful Irish Dining? The Christian holiday honoring the patron saint of Ireland is religious as well as fun. St. Patrick, who was not Irish, came to Ireland as a missionary to teach Christianity. He used the three-leaf shamrock as a symbol to explain how the Father, Son and Holy Spirit were three, yet one." 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MARCH 17, 2012 THE STARPR 4 Question Your Way to a Job Offer: Ten Power Questions YOU Should Ask to Distinguish Yourself During a Job InterviewGot a job interview coming up? Dont waste your energy thinking up talking points to impress the interviewer, advises Andrew Sobel, author ofPower Questions. Nothing you can tell him or her will ever equal the impact of what you can ask. By: Andrew Sobel After months of searching, youve finally landed an interview for the job of your dreams. Youve chosen your wardrobe, Googled the company so you can intelligently discuss the issues, and thought through questions you may be asked. Thats all fine, says Andrew Sobel. But if you havent brushed up on the questions you want to ask the interviewer, youre missing a key part of your preparationthe part that may win you the job. If you talk to recruiters and executives who are actively hiring, they will tell you that there are three types of questions they get: no questions, bad questions, andvery rarelymemorable questions, says Sobel, author (along with coauthor Jerold Panas) of Power Questions: Build Relationships, Win New Business, and Influence Others (Wiley, February 2012, ISBN: 978-11181196-3-1, $22.95). And the candidates who ask the memorable ones are often the ones they make offers to. A recruiter for a well-known, fast-growing technology company told me, Youd be surprised how many job candidates have absolutely no questions for me at all, or they ask dumb or boring questions like So what do you do? he adds. By asking questionsnot just any questions but memorable, thought-provoking onesyou come across as a cut above the average candidate. It makes sense. After all, anyone can anticipate common interview questions and craft what they think are impressive answers ahead of time. But candidates who ask insightful, incisive questions prove theyre thinkers and connectors. You can tell people all day long how qualified you are, how talented you are, and what a tremendous asset to the company you would be, says Sobel. But no statement is ever as impactful as a well-timed, well-executed question. In all situations, power questions help us connect and engage with others in meaningful ways. You want a recruiter or executive who interviews you to tell a colleague afterwards, I had a great conversation with that candidate. He had really thought a lot about our business. Thats what gets you the callback, explains Sobel. And good questions are the way you create a thought-provoking, value-added conversation. First, avoid these types of questions in a job interview: Informational questions: Dont take up a managers time asking, How much vacation will I get? Get the basic information you need before you go in for an interview. Closed-ended questions: If someone can give a yes or no answer, it diminishes your prospects for having a good conversation. Me questions: An executive is interested in how you will add value to her organization and whether or not youre a good fit. Skip questions like I skydive every Saturdayso will I ever be asked to work weekends? That said, here are the kinds of questions you should be asking in a job interview: 1. Credibility-building questions: As I think back to my experience in managing large sales forces, Ive found there are typically three barriers to breakthrough sales performance: coordination of the sales function with marketing and manufacturing, customer selection, and product quality. In your case, do you think any of these factors are holding back your sales growth? What do you believe are your own greatest opportunities for increasing sales effectiveness? 2. Why? questions: Why did you close down your parts business rather than try to find a buyer for it? or Why did you decide to move from a functional to a product-based organization structure? 3. Personal understanding questions: I understand you joined the organization five years ago. With all the growth youve had, how do you find the experience of working here now compared to when you started? 4. Passion questions: What do you love most about working here? 5. Value-added advice questions: Have you considered creating an online platform for your top account executives, so that they can share success stories and collaborate better around key client opportunities? We implemented such a concept a year ago, and its been very successful. 6. Future-oriented questions: Youve achieved large increases in productivity over the last three years. Where do you believe future operational improvements will come from? 7. Aspiration questions: As you look ahead to the next couple of years, what are the potential growth areas that people are most excited about in the company? 8. Organizational culture questions: What are the most common reasons why new hires dont work out here? or What kinds of people really thrive in your organization? 9. Decision-making questions: If you were to arrive at two final candidates with equal experience and skills, how would you choose one over the other? 10. Company strengths-and-weaknesses questions: Why do people come to work for you rather than a competitor? And why do you think they stay? In general, says Sobel, good questions prove youve done your homework. They show youre not just concerned about yourself but that youve given some thought to the future of the company. They allow you to demonstrate your knowledge without sounding arrogant. And they greatly improve your chances that the interviewer will like youand we tend to hire those we like! If you want to be noticed by recruiters, dont talk more, he summarizes. Instead, ask better questions. Youll soon find yourself answering the best question of all: How soon can you start? Source: law.gsu.edu

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Police Arrest Two Men for 2010 ShootingTwo men have been arrested in a shooting from almost two years ago that left one dead and another wounded. On July 17, 2010, Stacy Lynette Bell, 25, and George Ware, 25, were both shot. Bell was shot and killed, while Ware survived. Ware was able to give police a description of the shooters, but police were not able to find any leads. On February 1st of this year, a witness gave police the identities of the two men who were responsible for the shooting. The two names given were 25-year-old Brandon Lovice Acker and 25-year-old Keir Rayshaun Delancy. Police didnt need to look very far to find Acker as he was already in jail on home invasion robbery charges. Acker confessed to the shooting and said he and Delancy both had planned to shoot Ware. He also told them that he shot Bell because he had heard that she carried a gun and he did not want her to shoot them. After speaking with Acker, police located Delancy and took him in for interviewing. Delancy said he was friends with Acker, but denied being involved in the shooting. Acker and Delancy were both arrested and charged with murder and aggravated battery with a deadly weapon.Store Manager Charged with Sexual BatteryThe manager of a Family Dollar Store was arrested after forcing a customer into a sexual act. A woman entered the store in a hurry to find a bathroom, but could not find an employee. She told police she went to the back storage room of the store and urinated on the floor after not being able to find anybody to help her. The manager soon confronted her and told her to come into his office. He copied her information from her drivers license and told her she had to perform oral sex on him or he would call the police. She kept refusing, but finally complied after being forced. 22-year-old Guy Cine was arrested and charged with sexual battery. He is being held in lieu of $50,000 bail. Crime and Justice Crime and JusticeA Publication of the Florida Star and Georgia StarMARCH 17 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 Uses Taxi to Rob a Bank A man was arrested after being transported by a taxi to a bank, which he robbed. Allen Cooper Jr., 44, owed a man $400 and went into a cab with him. Cooper told the driver to take them to a bank. When they arrived to the bank, the man stayed in the taxi, while Cooper went into the bank. According to the report, Cooper entered the business and passed a note to the teller demanding money. The teller complied and Cooper exited the bank to return to the taxi cab with cash. Police came to the bank and were able to get information on the robbery from witnesses. Police arrived to the apartment the taxi went to and were able to talk to the man Cooper was with. The man gave police a description of Cooper and referred to him as Terry. Cooper was later found in a nearby womans apartment, where he was not allowed. Cooper knew the woman and changed into her clothes in an attempt to hid and elude the police. When police found him, they were forced to use a stun gun to subdue him. Cooper was arrested and charged with strong-armed robbery. Records did not list an attorney for Cooper. Brandon Acker Keir Delancy Keir Delancy Allen Cooper

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MARCH 17 2012 THE STAR C&J 2 SSSHH! From Actual Police ReportsDid You Hear About?... Did You Hear About?... EDITORS NOTE: All suspects are deemed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law. The Sheriffs Office reports are a matter of public record. The Star seeks to educate in the hope of keeping our community safe. Burglary Prevention Take a look at your home from the outside, and keep in mind the following tips to help make your home as safe as it can be: Burglars hate bright lights. Install outside lights and keep them on at night. Motion-detector lights can be particularly effective. Keep your yard clean. Prune shrubbery so it doesnt hide windows or doors. Cut back tree limbs that a burglar could use to climb to an upper-level window. If you travel, create the illusion that you are at home by getting timers that will turn lights (and perhaps a television or radio) on and off in different parts of your home throughout the day and evening hours. Lights burning 24 hours a day signal an empty house. Leave shades, blinds, and curtains in normal positions. And make sure you dont let your mail and/or newspapers pile up. Call the post office and newspaper to stop delivery or have a neighbor pick them up. Make a list of your valuables, such as VCRs, stereos, computers, and jewelry. Take pictures of the items, list their serial numbers and description. This will help police if your home is burglarized. Ask your District police station for a free home security survey. When getting work done on your vehicle, leave only the vehicle key for the service personnel. The same goes for car park attendants and valets. If you are having work done on your vehicle, give the service station your business address not your home address. At night, if you think you hear someone breaking in, leave safely if you can, then call the police. If you cant leave, lock yourself in a room with a phone and call the police. If an intruder is in your room, pretend you are asleep. One other important note never leave a message on your answering machine that indicates that you may not be at home, or that you live alone. Instead, say Were not available right now. If you return home and something looks questionable a slit screen, a broken window or an open door dont go in. Call the police from a neighbors house, a cell phone, or a public phone. Your Safety Would you like to stay connected with your loved ones on lock down in jail, or prison? Anyone gone but not forgotten that you want to encourage? Get connected and keep a CONNECTION through our new CONNECTION spot. Call, Write, Email, or Fax to us titled: CONNECTION $10 3 lines of text only (Total 18 words) With PICTURE included $25. Contact G @ 904-766-8834 or Email G@thefloridastar.com send all correspondence to P.O. Box 40629, Jacksonville, FL 32203 Officer Injured in Hit and Run An arrest was made after a suspicious vehicle hit a patrol car. An officer observed a suspicious vehicle that was driving past the posted speed limit. The officer tried to get the license plate number of the vehicle, but lost the suspect. He was soon assisted by another officer in an attempt to relocate the suspect, but was soon collided by the suspect vehicle. The suspect driver, Antonio Bernard Nelson, 21, quickly exited the vehicle and ran into a house. The occupants in the residence were Nelsons family members. The officer that came to assist the first officer witnessed the whole incident and called headquarters to request assistance. Multiple K9 units and other units all responded to the scene and set a perimeter around the residence. Police came into contact with the resident of the home. The resident escorted them into the apartment where Nelson was located hiding in the back bedroom. Nelson was taken into custody without incident. Police asked Nelson if he was driving the listed vehicle involved in the hit and run. He stated he did, but when he was asked if his license was good, he stated that he didnt have a license. When asked if that was the reason he ran, he said it was. Nelson was arrested and taken to the hospital to be treated for a minor head injury before being booked into jail. The officer that was hit was also sent to the hospital for minor injuries. Police say if the car Nelson drove turns out to be stolen, he will face other charges. Police also say a stolen vehicle was already found at the house where Nelson was found. Antonio Nelson Driving Tips Be sure to always keep in mind to take precautions not only of criminals, but also the law: Lock your door upon entering the vehicle. Make this your first action even before you put the key in the ignition. And lock your door every time you get into your careven if you are going for only a short ride. Check your surroundings before getting out of your car. If something or someone strikes you as out of place or threatening, drive away. If it's dark, go to a well-lighted, heavily traveled area. Avoid talking on your cellular phone while you drive. Concentrate on your driving, not your conversation. If you have to make a call, pull over to the side of the road. There is a penality for not having your seat belt buckled. This includes the driver and all passengers. The penality is greater if the belts are not buckled on child passengers

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Man Attacks Another Man He Finds Sleeping with his Ex-Lover Springfield, MODemetrius S. Burnett entered a home that he used to share with his ex-girlfriend, but found her asleep with another man. He went to a different bedroom where four children were asleep and grabbed a croquet mallet. He then returned to his ex-girlfriends bedroom and started hitting the man in the head furiously. The man said he didnt remember what exactly happened, but the attack was so violent that he was left with a missing ring finger. The report also states he couldnt recall much of the so sudden attack. When police located Burnett and questioned him, he said he was never even there for the attack. Burnett was arrested and charged with felony first-degree assault and armed criminal action. 52 staples were required to repair the mans fractured skull and his finger could not be reattached. Losing Coach Bites off Ear of Winning Coach Springfield,MASSA basketball game between two middle schools had just come to an end and as the two teams shook hands, one of the coaches took an unprofessional approach. Timothy Lee Forbes, 34, the assistant coach of the losing team, attacked the coach of the winning team and bit part of his ear off. People pulled Forbes off the coach and Forbes fled the place before police arrived. The winning coach was rushed to the hospital to reattach his ear and receive medical treatment. Forbes turned himself in a few days later. He was charged with including mayhem, assault and battery and other charges. Records also showed that Forbes has a criminal history. MARCH 17 2012 THE STAR C&J 3Bizarre Crimes Bizarre Crimeswho, what, when...huh? Other Unusual Crimes Across the Nation Man Joins Fight Against Sons Rival A man was arrested for being involved in a fight with a minor. Robert Dale Teague, 55, has a 16-year-old son, who apparently had an ongoing dispute with another male of the same age, over a girl. Teague was driving with his son and stopped at an intersection. As they were sitting in the car, Teagues son spotted his rival and another male standing at the corner of a nearby street. Teagues son jumped out of the vehicle and got in a fight with his rival. Teague also jumped out of the vehicle and tackled the 17year-old his sons rival was with. Police also said that Teagues son stabbed the boy his father was wrestling with a screwdriver on his arm. Teague and his son were arrested. Teague was charged with child abuse and his son was charged with aggravated battery for the stabbing. Nobody was seriously injured. Man Dives into Drive-Through Window A man was arrested for trying to rob a Burger King restaurant by diving into the drive-through window. Police say Edwin Walker, 31, a homeless man, jumped on top of the hood of a car in the drive-through lane, and dove into the drive-through window. He landed on his feet, pushed the cashier, and tried to take money from the cash register. He then turned to jump back out of the window with cash in his hands, but other employees rushed in to stop him. They closed the window and held him down, until police came. When police arrived, they reviewed the surveillance footage to confirm Walker was the culprit. The police saw that the robbery happened very quickly in a short amount of time and the female cashier grabbed him by the shirt and kept pulling him back as he tried to make an escape, until others came to help her. Walker was arrested and held on $10,000 bond. Records show that Walker has many prior arrests dating back since 2002 on charges including driving with a revoked license, marijuana possession, possession of cocaine, and petty theft. Babysitter Arrested for Getting Baby Extremely Intoxicated William Webb, 27, was suppose to be babysitting an 8-month-old baby, but when the mother returned, she noticed that her child was not acting normal. She took her baby to the hospital and discovered that the baby had a blood alcohol level of 0.291 percent, nearly four times the legal limit for drivers. A bottle of vodka was later found on a coffee table at the home, but it was unclear how the baby was able to take in so much alcohol. Webb was arrested and charged with injury to a child, but was bonded out. Webb came back with vengeance and started making threats to his accuser. He violated a protective order by returning to the home and slashed tires of several vehicles. He also poured gasoline all around the home. He tried to set it on fire, but failed due to wet conditions. Webb was arrested again and charged with attempted arson. The baby was said to be recovering and doing fine. Two Teenagers Try to Steal fromGirl Scouts Who Fight Back Fort Bend, TXJustin Roger-Zeno, 18, and a 16-year-old, who has not been named, were in a moving car and grabbed a box from the Girl Scouts, which contained $200. One of the girls went to the window on the passengers side and started throwing punches at the passenger. Another girl went to the to the drivers side and tried to open the door. The two boys in the car tried to run them over and eventually tried driving away, but one of the girls had their arm over the window and did not let go. She was dragged by the car and ended up with some scratches, but was not seriously injured. The car was caught on CCTV and the two boys were later arrested for aggravated robbery charges. Edwin Walker

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