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In what is being hailed as the strongest field ever in NCAA women's basketball tournament history, all number seeds from the regional contests made it to the Final Four. Baylor, Connecticut, Notre Dame and Stanford head to Denver, Colo. for the championship. Dunking sensation 6-8 center Brittney Griner leads Baylor. Connecticut has a balanced team led by senior Tiffany Hayes. Notre Dame has a trio of weapons led by junior point guard Skylar Diggins. Stanford has a double-Oguwmike, sisters Nneka and Chiney, dominate for the Cardinal. In unexpected development for Baylor, school officials announced Thursday afternoon that head coach Kim Mulkey has been diagnosed with Bells Palsy. I noticed while we were in Des Moines last week that my tongue felt strange,Ž said Mulkey. Yesterday I noticed when I smiled, only the left side of my mouth was working. Also, my right eye was drooping and I couldnt hear properly out of my right ear.Ž She is receiving treatment with an anti-viral medication along with oral steroids to reduce the inflammation of the facial nerve according to the teams trainers. Final Four play tips off on Saturday at 6:30 p.m. ET with Connecticut vs. Notre Dame followed by Stanford vs. Baylor. The games will be televised on ESPN and streamed online at ESPN3.com. Baylor Heisman Trophy winner, Robert Griffin III, a big supporter of the Lady Bears, is expected to be in attendance. The Jacksonville Transportation Authority Board unanimously approved a contract amendment resulting in Michael Blaylocks tenure as Executive Director ending September 30, 2012. Blaylock has served the authority for 30 years, the last 10 as Executive Director. Authority Chairman Ed Burr reminded the Board of the Authoritys significant accomplishments during Blaylocks tenure, including successful completion of 31 Better Jacksonville Plan projects valued at over half a billion dollars largely on budget and on time, the acquisition of nearly 200 million dollars in discretionary grant funding to advance transportation projects in Northeast Florida, significant enhancement to transit rider amenities, including bus shelters, and dramatic increases in customer satisfaction. According to Board Chairman Ed Burr, Michael has served the Authority with dedication and distinction, and in my many years of knowing him, Mr. Blaylock has always put the needs of the Authority and the public it serves first. His approach to this transition process is another example of this.Ž The transition agreement approved by the Board reduces Mr. Blaylocks severance under the existing contract by half, and ends the existing contract 20 months early. Kimberly Smedley pleaded guilty to illegally injecting women's buttocks with silicone. According to reports, She's going to jail for literally putting junk in the trunk. Georgia native Kimberly Smedley -accused of traveling across the East Coast injecting women's buttocks with toxic silicone to enlarge them -pleaded guilty to a felony conspiracy charge stemming from the illegal operation, according to the Smoking Gun. Smedley, 45, reportedly had clients in Baltimore, D.C., Detroit, Philadelphia and New York City who would pay her $1,600 for the injections rather than the usual $10,000 for injections. Smedley admitted to a New York Post reporter in 2008 that she was "not a nurse," but clients would pay for the process that included pumping silicone used for "metal or plastic lubrication, as an additive for paint and coatings, and furniture or automotive polishes," in their rears court documents show. The Southern Christian Leadership Conference National Office under the direction of Board Chairman Dr. Bernard Lafayette; the State SCLC President Art Rocker and the Local President Pastor R. L. Gundy, are opposed to State Attorney Angela Coreys appointment as Special Prosecutor by Governor Rick Scott in the Trayvon Martin case, as stated at their press conference. Her questionable record of fairness as a State Attorney in Duval, Nassau and Clay County and in her own words she is not troubled by the fact theres a jail population of 45% over capacity.Ž She has a history of consistently finding in favor of the police office in officer involved shootings that are, in the eyes of the public, extremely biased, to include the case of the Police Officers that fired 42 shots into a vehicle with the mother and her two children in the car. She stated, the governor appointed me because of my record in these cases.Ž She is right, and it looks like an apparent set up, not an honest effort To seek the apparent truth. Joann Coopers lawyers say the five police officers were unjustified when they fired 42 shots that left Cooper and her 2-year-old son, Daniel Crichton, wounded on March 26. However, Angela Corey found no fault with it. But two of the officers had to resign. (Florida Times Union Report.) Our biggest concern in her being appointed as special prosecutor in Trayvon Martin case is who will be appointed to the grand jury in Sanford, Florida. Is it a non-bias grand jury pool; are their people of all races on the grand jury? The Trayvon Martin case has the appearance of pre-meditated murder and the appearance of a cover up by the Sheriff/Police Department of Sanford. We are requesting an independent investigator be appointed by the governor that does not have the negative history of Angela Corey. Also, we request that the Justice Department continues to step in and continue their investigation of this killing as a Civil Rights violation case. Did Corey fire all black prosecutors but no one, raised a question of concern? We will conduct an independent community fact-gathering/public hearing in Duval County, Florida concerning the several questionable police involved shooting incidents and the unjust sentences in the Duval County Justice System, this Thursday. SCLCContinued on A-2 yyy0vjghnqtkfcuvct0eqo Looking for customers to patronize your business or utilize your services? If you answered YES, then you need to place an ad in The Florida Star or Georgia Star! CALL 904/766-8834 to place your ad TODAY!! 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Cant Get to the Store? Have Vjg"Uvct Delivered! Vjg"Hnqtkfc"Uvct R0"Q0"Dqz"6284; Lcemuqpxknng."HN"54425 Vjg"Hnqtkfc"Uvct. Vjg"Igqtikc"Uvct# Korcev"Tcfkq CO3582 *;26+"988/::56 UKPEG"3;73 SCLC Oppose Appointment of Special Prosecutor for Trayvon Martins Shooting Case Ugg"Rtgr"Tcr JTA Leader Retires Jgcnvj"Ectg"hqt"Cnn"Cogtkecpu"ku Qdcocectg"/"Ctiwogpvu"Jgctf HTGG"VKEMGVU Ecnn";26/ 988/::56 Vqfc{# Kv"ku"vkog"hqt"vjg"Cogtkecp"rgqrng"vq"ujqy"tgurgev"vq"qwt"rtgukfgpv"cpf"vq"gcej"qvjgt0As Rev. Sharpton says: We accepted many things in the past. But then we reach a point where we can no longer accept. Congresswoman Corrine Brown sent out letters to her constituents after the Supreme Courts hearing. Many are concerned since the State of Florida led the fight to not provide health care benefits to all Americans, stating the program is unconstitutional since it requires all of us to have health insurance never mentioning the fact that all cars are required to have insurance. 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PAGE A-2 THE STAR MARCH 31, 2012 UENEContinued from A-1 We are further extremely disappointed with the black on black crime in this nation and call for a national moratorium on gun sales at gun shows. These weapons end up in the hands of too many youth in America of all colors. Jacksonville and Florida is nationally known for guns being traced backed to gun dealers in Jacksonville and the weapons are being used in crimes across America and the weapons are also being traced to crime South of the Border. -Lastly we are requesting the Florida Legislature immediately convene hearing in both the Florida House of Representative and the Florida Senate on the so-call Hold Your GroundŽ law that has been the excuse for the lack of an arrest being made in the Trayvon Martin killing. This poorly-conceived legislation has been proven deadly in this case as well as the case in Miami and several other in the state. We can no longer stand silent in the face of the epidemic of killings in the Black community in any form. The undue loss of life to gun violence is a dilemma that is not isolated in the Black community however, it has had a proportionately more devastating impact on this community. Whether the assailant is a uniformed officer, criminal or even unthinkable a private citizen-vigilante, the end result is a mother that has to bury a son or a father than will not see their child live up to their God-given expectation. We ask that this tragic condition be viewed as a public-health issue and all appropriate local, state and federal resources be applied to study and resolve the root causes of this issue in the communities of color, said the SCLC leaders. EPP"Tgrqtvu"Tghwpf"Tqddgt{ Law enforcement says it's one of the biggest, most brazen crimes in the U.S. … criminals stealing your tax refund by stealing your identity, going online, and getting the refund money. Police even call it the new "crack cocaine of crime," and in some Florida neighborhoods, it's actually replaced street level drug dealing. Police officials and the Tampa mayor blame the IRS because it allows the refunds to be put on debit cards, and sends out the return before completely checking the information. For the first time, our investigation shows the fraud as it's happening on the streets of North Miami Beach and Tampa, Florida, we interview two police detectives who are themselves victims, and talk to a police informant who teaches people how to do tax refund fraud. In an exclusive interview, the IRS deputy commissioner says it's a "balancing act" to get the returns out fast to legitimate taxpayers and keep fraudulent ones from going to criminals. The IRS has identified $6.5 billion in ID-related tax refund fraud last year, but does not know how much was going undetected. Vqo"Lq{pgt"cpf"Hqtf"Oqvqt"Eqorcp{by Dennis Wade The Tom Joyner Fantastic Voyage sailed March 26th from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and will return March 31th. The cruise will make stops at Ocho Rios, Jamaica and Nassau and CoCoCay Bahamas. This is the sixth consecutive year that Ford has been the automotive exclusive sponsor and the first year that it is the official presenting sponsor of the cruise that benefits historically Black Colleges and Universities. Ford will also give away the keys to a 2013 Ford Escape. The promotion kicked off March 26th and will end March 31st. The contest was available to cruise passengers or Tom Joyners listeners. To register to win the 2013 Ford Escape visit ww.blackamericaweb.com. You can also learn more about the all new 2013 Ford Escape by logging onto www.fordurban.com Because Im from Detroit and have had many relatives and friends that worked for the Ford Motor Company, I am extremely proud that for the sixth consecutive year the Ford Motor Company is partnering with the Tom Joyner Foundation to support Historically Black Colleges and Universities. I interviewed Shawn Lollie, Manager of Multicultural Markets and was impressed with Fords wisdom in linking a great product that supports Historical Black Colleges and Universities with 30 Million African Americans and their Trillion Dollar buying powerƒsimply brilliant. KV"KU"PQV"VQQ"GCTN[ KH"[QW"CTG"3:."KV"KU"PQV"VQQ"UQQP [QW"ECP"TGIKUVGT"VQ"XQVG" FQP‘V"LWUV"VJKPM"CDQWV"KV"/"FQ"KV#

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JACKSONVILLE, FL ALFORD Ollie Dean, 74, died March 22, 2012. ALMON Shedrick, Jr., 51, died March 21, 2012. AMBROSE Lester, 56, died March 23, 2012. ANDREWS Ann M., 78, died March 25, 2012. AVERA Harry, 52, died March 25, 2012. BAKER William BillŽ Edward, Jr., 68, died March 24, 2012. BROWN, Alma W., died March 22, 2012. BROWN Kelli Larkin, 38, died March 21, 2012. BRYANT, Anna Bell, died March 22, 2012. BUFFINGTON, Lorrine, 67, died March 24, 2012. CLUTTER Melvin Lee, died March 25, 2012. CRUTCHFIELD Chad, 39, died March 25, 2012. DAVID, Dorothy Louise, died March 24, 2012. DOUGLAS, Lawrence, died March 25, 2012. FELK Charles Kelvin, died March 24, 2012. FEWOX Raleigh Lee R.L.,Ž 59, died March 23, 2012. GARRY James William, Sr., 84, died March 25, 2012. GRAHAM, Alvin, died March 25, 2012. HALLEY Maria, died March 24, 2012. HARMON Daniel H., Jr., died March 20, 2012. HAYES Melvin, died March 21, 2012. HODGIN Robert Warren, died March 21, 2012. HOPKINS Bettye McDaniel, died March 24, 2012. HOPKINS Brenda, 49, died March 23, 2012. JOHNSON David W., died March 25, 2012. JONES, Linda C., died March 20, 2012. JONES Nicholas John Timothy, 29, died March 21, 2012. KENT Victor Leroy, 68, died March 21, 2012. KESTER Ronnie, 60, died March 22, 2012. C.L. Page Mortuary, Inc. KITCHEN Queen E., died March 20, 2012. KRATOCHVIL Clyde H., died March 23, 2012. LAW, Rubin, Jr., 61, died March 22, 2012. LEON Willie, died March 22, 2012. McBRIDE Bennie, died March 21, 2012. MILLER Jeffery R., 60, died March 21, 2012. MITCHELL, Carolyn Janice, 51, died March 21, 2012. MULHALL Mildred McKee Mickey 85, died March 22, 2012. MULVIHILL, Linda Joyce, 49, died March 23, 2012. PINTO Rachel McKenzie, died March 23, 2012. PRUITT, Iura Annie Maw Maw, 92, died March 21, 2012. PULAK, Jennifer Lynn, 66, died March 24, 2012. RIBICH Julia Flad, died March 26, 2012. ROWELL Barbara Marie, 65, died March 25, 2012. WADE, Patricia Anne, 46, died March 20, 2012. WELLS Onell, died March 22, 2012. WEST Lee, died March 25, 2012. WILLIAMS, Necole Shantell, died March 23, 2012. WILLIAMS Ranay, 61, died March 24, 2012. WILSON, Sedrick, diedMarch 23, 2012. WRAY, Lewis Alva, 65, died March 25, 2012.~*~GEORGIA DEATHS March 27, 2012 CARROLL, Joseph E., Sr., died March 25, 2012. CARPENTER Shirley May, died March 25, 2012. DOWLING, Keith Elton, 42, died March 24, 2012. SOUTHALL Lessie, died March 25, 2012. Historic Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church 201 East Beaver St. (904) 355-9475 Rev. Pearce Edwing, Sr. Sunday Worship Service . . . . . . . . 10:00 a.m. Church School . . . . . . . . . 8:30 p.m. Wednesday Glory HourŽ Bible Study . . . . . . .10:00 a.m. Jehovah JirehŽ Bible Study . . . . . . 6:30 p.m. 2nd & 4th Thursday Young at Heart Ministry . . .10:00 a.m. Friday Joy Explosion Ministry . . . . . . . 6:30 p.m. The Church DirectoryCome and Worship With UsŽ New Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church1824 Prospect Street Jacksonville, FL 32208Sunday School ƒ..............ƒƒƒƒƒƒ..9:30 a.m. Sunday Morning Intercessory Prayer...............ƒ..10:45 a.m. Morning Worship ......................11:00 a.m. Youth Church 2nd & 3rd Sundays (Old Sanctuary) Tuesday Pastoral Bible Study ................ 7:00 p.m. Elder Arnitt Jones, Acting Pastor Rev. Joe Calhoun, Pastor Emeritus (904) 764-5727 Church GREATER EL-BETHEL DIVINE HOLINESS CHURCHThe Church Where Everybody Is SomebodyŽBishop Lorenzo Hall., Pastor Street Address: 723 W. 4th St. Jacksonville, Florida 32209 Mailing Address: P.O. Box 3575, Jacksonville, Florida 32206Church Telephone: (904) 359-0661 Home: (904) 358-8932 Cell: 710-1586Sunday School.......................................................................................9:30 a.m. Morning Worship.................................................................................11:00 a.m. Tuesday................................................Prayer Meeting & Bible Study,7:00 p.m. Thursday...............................................................................Joy Night,7:00 p.m.Email: Gospell75@aol.com Website: Greaterelbethel.org Faith In Our CommunitySchedule of Events and ServicesPAGE A-3 THE STAR MARCH 31, 2012 Tune In To WCGL AM RadioForIMPACT IMPACTTuesday and Thursday from 8:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.AtWCGL1360.comThe Florida Star and Impact Striving To Make A Difference! Clara McLaughlin Leath Host Yvonne Brooks Co-Host CHURCH DEATH NOTICES DEATH NOTICES Central Metropolitan C.M.E. Church4611 North Pearl St., Jacksonville, FL 32206 Ofc (904) 354-7426 Fax (904) 354-0934Rev. Marquise Hardrick, Pastor ~ Worship Service ~Sun Church School 9:30a.m. Sun Morning Worship -10:45 a.m. Tues Eve Bible Study 6:30 p.m. Wed Bible Study 12 Noon Wed Feeding Ministry 2:00 p.m. ANNOUNCEMENTS Lion of the Tribe of Judah Ministries, Inc. PASTOR Dr. Sirretta Williams (Temporary services held) 623 Beechwood St., Jacksonville, FL 32206 Sunday School.......10:00 a.m. ~ Sunday Worship .......11:00 a.m. Every 5th Sunday Friends and Family Day Wednesday Bible Study 7:00 p.m. Direct Phone: 904.866.7047 Office Phone: 904.356.4226 Seeing Beyond The Lifestyle To Save A Life Website: www.lottojm.com Listings are due the Tuesday before the next issue. Email submissions preferred. Send to: Info@TheFloridaStar.com Rev. Marquise & Mrs. Deedra Hardrick Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you; and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.Ž Mathew 28:19-20 C. L. Page Mortuary offers full funeral and cremation services at an affordable price because we care. We are now offering Live Streaming of Funeral and Visitation Services.Ž3031 Moncrief Road Jacksonville, FL 32209Visit us atWWW.CLPAGEMORTUARY.COM Carla L. Page, LFDIC Come join Bishop Dr. Lorenzo Hall Sr.everyWednesday and Thursday from 12:00 Noon to 1:00 PM for Prayer Meeting and Bible Study at The Greater El-Beth-El Divine Holiness Church, located at 723 W. 4th Street, Jacksonville, FL 32209. Ask Us About OurALPHONSO WEST MORTUARY, INC.4409 Soutel Dr. Jacksonville, FL 32208 Tel: (904) 766-9671 Fax: (904) 766-2354 DIRECTORSDeborah West Alphonso West Jacqueline Y. 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 ProgramIm sorry to have to tell you this...Ž THE MOUNT BETHEL MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH The Greatest Story Ever ToldŽ presented by The Music and Arts Ministry of The Mount Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, Saturday, April 07, 2012 @ 6:00pm in the church sanctuary located at 1620 Helena St., Jacksonville, on the North Side of town. Dr. Robert E. Herring, Sr., Pastor. FRIENDSHIP PRIMITIVE BAPTIST CHURCH Mother Board will have a Prayer Breakfast on Saturday April 07, at 8:30a.m.-11:00a.m., 1106 Pearce Street, Jacksonville. Please come out and join us concerning this event. Please contact us a (904) 353-7734. FAMILIES OF SLAIN CHILDREN, INC. presents its Annual Community Easter Egg Hunt, Saturday, April 7, 2012 at 2pm. 3108 North Myrtle Ave. in Jacksonville. For more information, call (904) 6834986 or www.fosci.org. GREATER NEW MOUNT MORIAH MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH 1953 West 9th St., in Jacksonville, with Dr. Percy Jackson, Sr., as Pastor, is having the 17th Gospel Singing Anniversary of Deacon Willie Kirkland, Sunday, April 1, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. Featured Guest: Gospel Tones, C.E. Lancy Choir, New Creations, Sweet Inspiration, Gospel Shepperds, Victory Gospel Singers, The Scott Family, Spiritualistics, Gospel Caravans, New Spirit Travelers, Sisters of Praise, Men of Praise, Royal Spirituals, Spiritone, Gods House of Worship-Pastor Michael Howliet, Brother Floyd Perkins and others. For more information, call (904) 713-9183. SAINT PAUL AME CHURCH 6910 New Kings Rd., will begin Holy Week observation on Palm Sunday, April 1, 2012. A Palm Sunday Parade with the re-enactment of Christs entrance toward His death on the cross and His resurrection from the grave is slated to begin at 9:15 on US1. A revival will be held on Monday and Tuesday, April 2-3, 2012 at 6:30 p.m. The Reverend Michael K. Bouie, pastor of Mt. Herman AME Church, Miami, FL will be the guest revivalist. Maundy Thursday observance will take place in the James M. Proctor Center at 6:30 p.m. On Resurrection Sunday, April 8, 2012, Sunrise Fellowship will begin at 6:00 a.m. Early worship Service will be held at 7:30 a.m. The Fine Arts Ministry and the Department of Christian Education will present an Easter Drama at 9:30 a.m. The final Worship experience for the day will take place at 10:55 a.m. The public, friends and Sister Churches are extended a warm welcome to share in all services. The Reverend Dr. Marvin C. Zanders, II is the pastor of Saint Paul. Please contact the office of the Church at 764-2755 for more information. Call (904) 418-9137For live interviews (7:00 PM 9:00 PM) on Empowering Word Network & to rapp or sing your Gospel song on the phone! You may be selected for our Bless The MicŽ concert/contest! The winner will receive a FREE (3) song demo CD & Contract. The winner will also appear on the BLESS THE MICŽ TV Show and 24/7 Praise Radio on Tuesdays 7:00 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.Send your CD(s) and information to P.O. Box 11835, Jacksonville, FL 32239

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Sandy Neal Freelance Writer/Photographer Photos courtesy of Breon Boger Media Design Saturday night at PURE Nightclub 1800 Tequila sponsored the birthday party for the Crown Capital/ Point Blank C.E.O. Ivory Orr and his VIP Manager John Sloan along with the celebration of DJ Byrds Web Release and clothing line endorsement by A. Tiziano. Dj Byrd and DJ Dev (Orlando) were on the turntables pumping out the hits as the crowd anxiously awaited the appearance of the host for the night R&B Singer Tank. Tank sang a few of his hits such as Sex music and Celebration he also had the entire club Swag SurfingŽ which the partygoers really enjoyed. The club also enjoyed the appearances of special guest Terrance Knighton of the Jacksonville Jaguars and Laveranues Coles formerly of the New York Jets along with his cousin Antonio Lawrence (Guard) of the Jacksonville Giants. R&B Singer Tank at PURE Night Club Birthday Celebration and appearances from special guestsMARCH 31, 2012THE STARPAGE A-4 Ivory Orr DJ Byrd and DJ Dev R&B Singer Tank

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TYRESE PERFORMS AT THE FLORIDA THEATER Story by Sandy Neal, Freelance Writer/Photographer for The Florida Star R&B Singer, Actor, Author and former Model, Tyrese (A.K.A Jodi) was at the Florida Theater Sunday Night for an awesome performance with opening acts Aaron Bing (Saxophonist), Odd Rod (Poet), Tony D (Comedian) and Leon Timbo (The latest artist signed to Tyreses Label and he is from Jacksonville). DJ PLO was on the turntables for the pre and intermission jams with Jean.com as the host. Aaron Bing mesmerized the women with his saxophone as he walked the aisles and gave some of the women one on one attention with his Sax, of course. Odd Rod had the crowd on their feet as he flowed effortlessly through the words of his poems; he is also a local talent. Tony D had the crowd laughing to his jokes. Leon Timbo was definitely an added bonus to the show, he is very talented with his guitar. Tyrese has grown as a singer and actor among his many other achievements since he sang on the back of a city bus in a 1994 Coca Cola commercial. He has starred in such movies as Fast Five, Transformers (Dark of the Moon), Waist Deep and Americas favorite, his betrayal of Jodi in Baby Boy just to name a few. He sang many of the crowd favorites such as; How You Gonna Act Like That, Lately, What Am I Gonna Do, and Sweet Lady. Around The Area Around The Area PAGE A-6THE STARMARCH 31, 2012 Rally In Jacksonville for Justice R & B Singer Tyrese R & B Singer Tyrese Saxophonist Aaron Bing Leon Timbo Story by M. E. Ford of The Florida Star A rally was held in Jacksonville Saturday, March 24th. More than 1,000 people gathered. At the rally, a video was shown of Zimm erman entering the jail house escorted by police on the night of the shooting. The video shows no signs of Zimmerman being in a scuffle with Trayvon Martin on the night he was killed. There were no scars or signs of blood on Zimmermans face or clothes. If Zimmermans nose was broken and if Trayvon had beat him in his face as he claimed, the video would have shown some sign of bruising even if he was seen first by paramedics. Its sad with everything that has happened, we still can not cal l this a case, because Zimmerman is still a free man. So, until he comes out of hiding, we need to understand that we need to keep our money in our pockets and stop trying to s how our support by buying items pertaining to this incident. It only makes others that do not have anything to do with this richer. Invest in the future by supporting President Obama for the next presidency. Odd Rod the Poet State Representative Mia Jones, Anthony Hill in the background, the Martins Attorney Crump on the far right. Former State Senator Anthony Hill, Attorney Crump for Martins family, and NAACP President Isiah Rumlin. The cround gatherd to show their support rain or shine.

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By Carlette DeLeon STKITTS The first two bookings for the 16th Annual St. Kitts Music Festival have been announced. The Festival Committee has confirmed that Grammy Award winning artists Roberta Flack and Damian "Jr Gong" Marley will perform at this year's event. The "Sweet Sixteen" edition of the Music Festival takes place on Thursday June 28th to Saturday June 30th, 2012, at the historic Warner Park Stadium in Basseterre, St. Kitts' capital city. Minister of Tourism & International Transport, Senator Ricky Skerritt, said he was extremely pleased to learn that these two stellar musicians will perform in St. Kitts. "Hosting such an internationally acclaimed reggae superstar and a legendary soul songstress at the same Festival embodies what this event is all about the mix of musical genres, age ranges, and the unifying power of music that our Festival has grown to represent," Minister Skerritt said. Globally loved Roberta Flack will bring touches of jazz, soul, R&B, and folk music, and is best known for her Hot 100 #1 singles "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face", "Killing Me Softly with His Song" and "Feel Like Makin' Love", as well as "Where Is the Love" and "The Closer I Get to You." "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" won the 1973 Grammy Record of the Year and "Killing Me Softly with His Song" won the same award in 9174. Flack and U2 are the only artists to win the award in consecutive years. The Grammy Award-winning artist has had her hits covered by the likes of The Fugees, Alicia Keys, the Jackson 5 and the late Luther Vandross. Flack recently made headlines when in February this year she released a new album "Let It Be Roberta: Roberta Flack Sings the Beatles," in which she has taken 12 Beatles songs and infused them with gospel, neo-soul, hip-hop, or smooth jazz rhythm and beats to go along with her distinct alto voice. Jamaican reggae artist Damian Marley, who is the youngest son of Bob Marley, has won three Grammy Awards. Damian's nickname Junior Gong is derived from his father's nickname of Tuff Gong, and his real commercial breakthrough came from the single "Welcome to Jamrock" released in 2004. Set to a mesmerizing rhythm, the track explored the real-life hardship and political strife facing the people of Jamaica. The success of the single led to a bidding war for Damian's next album, and he decided to sign with Universal. By ARTHIANIXON Caribbean News Editor BARBADOS: REDjet will not be operating a service to and from St. Lucia in May 2012, it has been confirmed from the company. Additionally, REDjet flights have been suspended until further notice. The inconvience has several islands considering to discontinue the airlines arrival at their airports. According to CEO Ian Burns, the airline is not receiving any assistance like the heavily subsidized airlinesŽ that serve the region. We at REDjet set out to deliver the Caribbeans first affordable air service and we have successfully launched a small number of routes that have in their performance, demonstrated the necessity and popularity for a low fares service in the region,Ž said Burns. Our aircraft and our dedicated staff are performing extremely well and we are willing and able to continue to provide affordable transport across the Caribbean and beyond but we cannot.Ž He said that the company has seen other carriers drastically cut their fares in an effort to shut down REDjet and return to high fares and business as usual with no regard to the negative impact on travelers. In spite of their subsidised efforts, our passenger numbers have continued to rise because you, our patrons, enjoy our clean, comfortable and well maintained aircraft as well as our excellent service delivered at affordable ticket prices,Ž added Burns. REDjet has no alternative but to suspend flights from 23:59pm on 16th March until further notice. All passengers booked on any REDjet flight from Saturday should contact the call centre 24 hours before scheduled departure time for an update on their flight status.Ž Burns added affected passengers will be offered refunds or the option to travel with REDjet upon commencement of services, noting that the refund procedure can take up to three weeks. REDjet would like to thank all their loyal patrons for their words of support,Ž the company said in its most recent statement up to press time. REDjet continues to negotiate with relevant authorities and due to the sensitive nature of talks, cannot comment any further at this time. While our flight operations have been suspended, REDjet staff continue to work around the clock to maintain the integrity of our business and to ensure a smooth and efficient transition when we resume service. We appreciate your patience and loyalty and will update our passengers as soon as more information becomes available.Ž MARCH 31, 2012 THESTAR PAGEA-7By ARTHIANIXON Caribbean News Editor CANADA: Vincentian Earl Ole George Daniel is presently dancing his way into the Guinness Book Of World Records while trying to bring awareness to a native people in distress. Ole George, who works as a social worker in the remote (and extremely cold) Arctic region of Canada began dancing at 7p.m. on Wednesday, March 28, 2012. He intends to dance for 123 hours and 15 minutes consecutively to every genre of music. According to the rules, he is allowed a five minute rest every hour or accumulate his minutes. He plans to take a break 20 minutes every four hours. While many people choose to dance for fun, Ole George is focused on raising awareness of the Inuit people and first nations people whose suicide rate is amongst the highest in the world. This project is one of the strong eye openers to many of us. It is unbelievable even shocking that it is here in Inukjuak,Ž said one of the tribes councilmen.  I believe this will bring many great life values to all of us, God bless him and those who suffered or loss someone from suicideŽ. Pushing himself to the extreme is nothing new for the 49 year-old. He has already walked for a staggering six days straight around his native St. Vincent and walked great distances on other islands in the West Indies and in New York. A live web stream of the dance challenge is viewable by logging on to www.dennisdaniel.org Ole George is pictured above right with a Native Canadian representative. Roberta Flack And Damian Marley Set For St. Kitts Music Festival REDJet Losing Altitude As Caribbean Choice Airline As Suspension Keeps Fleet Grounded Caribbean Man Dancing Six Days Without Sleep To Raise Awareness Of Alarming Native Canadian Suicide Rates Pope Benedict XVI Meets Fidel Castro While On Cuban Vist; Slams U.S. EmbargoBy ARTHIANIXON Caribbean News Editor CUBA:Images of Pope Benedict XVI and Fidel Castro were released on Wednesday, shortly after photos of the world saw the 84 year-old pontiff with current President, Raul Castro. An estimated 300,000 people showed up in Revolution Square in Havana to hear the Pope speak. Before jetting to Rome, the Pope gave a last speech at the airport making references to the embargo between the United States and the communist Caribbean island. He stated: "No-one should feel excluded from taking up this exciting search by the limitations of their basic freedoms, or excused from this by indolence or a lack of material resources a situation which is worsened when restrictive economic measures, imposed from outside the country, unfairly burden its people.Ž The right to freedom of religion, both in its private and in its public dimension, manifests the unity of the human person, who is at once a citizen and a believer,Žhe said during his Homily. It also legitimizes the fact that believers have a contribution to make to the building up of society. Strengthening religious freedom consolidates social bonds, nourishes the hope of a better world, creates favorable conditions for peace and harmonious development, while at the same time establishing solid foundations for securing the rights of future generations.Ž The Pope was on a three day visit of the island. LisaRayes Ex, Michael Missick Believed To Be In D.R. As Interpol Warrant For His Arrest Is Maintained By ARTHIANIXON Caribbean News Editor TURKSAND CAICOS: Former Premier of TCI and ex-husband of actress Lisa Raye, Michael Missick was last spotted in The Dominican Republic amid Interpol issuing an international warrant for his arresnt. As we reported last week, he is seeking political asylum outside TCI He is wanted for corruption and money laundering during his time in office Last June, all of his assests were frozen including the LaRaye Cinemas, named for Lisa Raye. Photo: LisaRaye and Missick in TCItourism ad

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Rick Blackston, Randall Malpress, Ronald Hughes, Oliver Smith, Larry Bird, Melvin Govan, Kenneth Othell Burrough is The Groom surrounded by peers and coaches, Earl Kichings Jr., James Brown Ray Fulton, Willie Sapp and Robert Tillman.MARCH 31, 2012 THESTAR JacksonvillesLOCAL NEWS FLORIDA SECTION B Best Wishes and Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Othell Burrough The reception seemed more like a "Pep Rally" with legendary Raines Vikings Earl Kitchins Jr., his mother, Elaine and Coach Coffey. Long time family friend and neighbor Frances Bradley was among well wishers and celebrants. Barbara Breaker, James Burroughs and Lockanetta Weston were among reception guests Jacquelyn and Kenneth Burrough, Married March 11, 2012 By Marsha Dean Phelts, Reporter/Photographer of The Florida StarThe serendipitous circumstances that led to the marriage of Jacqueline Wells and Kenneth Burrough began a long, long, very long time ago with the opening of a school, initially called School No. 165. Back in the day, schools were numbered in chronological order with codes that told you whether it was a white school or a black school. Black schools were assigned numerical orders in the 100s. White schools were assigned numbers from 0-99 and in the 200s. The year that the new school opened both Jackie and Ken were well established in positions of student leadership at different segregated schools on the north side. Each expected that they, like their siblings before them would graduate from Stanton, School No. 153 and Northwestern High School, No. 155. This was in 1964 and the landmark Civil Rights Act outlawing major forms of discrimination against African Americans and women, including racial segregation in schools, at the workplace and by facilities that served the general public had just been passed. The time for integration had come so in 1964, the Duval County School Board made plans for sending African American students to Jean Ribault High School, No. 96, but the then all-white faculty and students rejected the idea. Thats when the school board then decided to build a new 2 million dollars facility for the overcrowded Black north side high schools. School No. 165 opened its doors at 3663 Clarkson Avenue on January 25, 1965. At the end of the 1965 spring semester the school was renamed William Marion Raines Senior High School, No. 165. When Raines opened, neither Jackie nor Ken knew the other. Jackie the baby in her family had become a star athlete in basketball, softball and soccer at Stanton while Ken, the youngest in his family was a 4-letter football, basketball and track jock at Northwestern. Faculty and staff were handpicked for this model School No. 165. Ms. Sallye Daniels, girls athletic director at Stanton High School would set up the girls sports program at the new school. When Coach Daniels left Stanton, varsity members of her team went in a tail spin and either their families moved or they moved in with relatives who lived in the boundaries of School No. 165. Jackie moved from her home in College Garden, in with her cousin, Gwen Bell, transferring in midterm to the new high school. Ken was transferred to the new school because Northwestern was no longer a junior/senior high school. They both were in the second semester of their junior year. Jackie was voted Class Flirt and Most Popular GirlŽ. She was also William M. Raines Homecoming QueenŽ. Ken was voted the Most Outstanding Athlete.Ž In the sports arena, Ken had followed in the footprints and guidance of his big brother, Gene Burrough and Genes best friend, Ivery Black, both were mentors that Little Kenny looked up to all his life. Burrough and Black had been all county and all state star athletes at Northwestern and Edward Waters College. They became successful scouts and sports agents for NFL players and pioneered when opening the first African-American owned sports agency in Florida. Much in Ken and Jackies lives paralleled though it would take over 45 years before either realized what classmates and friends had envisioned and wished for them many years prior. Jackie enjoyed a career as an airline stewardess while Ken was a first round draft for the New Orleans Saints who played in 12 NFL seasons for the Saints and Houston Oilers He was one of only a few NFL players to wear Number 00 on his jersey. Now in semi-retirement, last year Ken was in town making the rounds with family and friends. One day during this visit his hoodies and school chums from the Raines Class of 1966 dropped by Kens sister, (Auntie Roz) Roslyn Burroughs home for an impromptu gathering of fish and crabs or ribs and chicken and their usual tall tales and chit-chat sessions. As their former Homecoming Queen,Ž Jackie Wells joined her classmates; she looked around the great room for a place to sit. Ken moved over on the large circular, sectional sofa making room for her and asked Jackie to sit beside him. Perhaps it was the close seating that caused Ken to place his hand on her thigh that their longstanding friendship in the course of one years time became more than platonic. The spinning of threads that brought them together are the very fibers that fairy tales are made of. The Florida Star is delighted to have been on the scene for the events surrounding the celebrations honoring Ken and Jackie with their families, classmates and teammates. This story book friendship and love between Jacqueline Wells and Kenny Burrough was united in Holy Matrimony Sunday, March 11 at St. Stephens AME Church by Jackies pastor, Rev. Michael Mitchell, in the presence of family and lifetime friends. The marriage of Jackie and Ken was about because of the warm support from a strong network of family and friends, may this marriage be blessed and they live happily ever after. Ken and Jackie cutting the cake. The joyous spirit of Roslyn Burrough, hostess along with Sidney Tillman and Cora Royal Hackley shown throughout the reception. Under the umbrella with Ken are: Gloria Lovette, Patricia Thomas, Monica Reed, Rosiland Raines, Mildred Sapp, Delores Suggs and Faye Dawkins. Former Vikings cheerleader Harriette Sanders was a major consultant and confidant of the bride and groom. Best friends and brothers; Sir Spencer Cobb and Melvin Govan William M. Raines High School Chums celebrating:Gloria Lovette, Linda Williams, Zelma Hughes, Bride of Honor-Jackie Wells Burrough, Harriet Sanders, Justine Redding, Brenda Collier and Delores Suggs. Top right: Ken Burrough and Jacqueline Wells May 28, 1965 at their Junior Senior Prom their first year at William M. Raines

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(StatePoint) For recent graduates hunting for a job, daily headlines about unemployment rates can be disheartening. But many experts say that a down economy is not an insurmountable hurdle toward finding a great job. Even when the job market is discouraging, adopting the right attitude and strategies can help you break into any organization in any industry and start climbing the ladder to success,Ž says Pete Leibman, a career coach, and author of the new book, I Got My Dream Job and So Can You.Ž Leibman, who landed his dream job right out of college working for the NBAs Washington Wizards, offers these tips for those starting out in the workforce: € No excuses. Dont let the medias coverage of the economy scare away your jobsearching motivation. You only need one job, and one break. Not 25 jobs, not 100. When you take that into consideration, the unemployment rate wont seem so daunting. € Dont have a back-up plan. Commit to your goal with a resilient sprit, not a plan for failure. Of course, youll need to pay bills in the meantime, and perhaps answer to mom and dad, so accept other work -temporarily. It is not a matter of if,Ž its a matter of whenŽ you break into your ideal career. € Be accountable. Landing a job is a job in and of itself. So set weekly and daily goals that include talking to the people in a position to hire you. Track your time to make sure you are managing your day effectively. € Networking is important. Over 70 percent of all jobs are filled behind the scenes through personal contacts and networking, says Leibman. But its not about who you know, and who knows you. The truth is that networking is all about who likes and respects you. When it comes to your contacts, quality is the key. € Be likable. To be likable, start by liking yourself. Doing so will come across in your body language and your communication skills, and this will help you both personally and professionally. The next step is to genuinely like others without kissing up or using flattery. People naturally like people who are similar to themselves, so draw on commonalities between you and potential employers to win them over. € Stand out. Your resume is not as important as you think. Top employers may receive hundreds or thousands of unsolicited resumes every week. While using keywords and high-tech software programs to beat a computer systems screening process can help, the best way to stand out in a stack of resumes is to never end up in the stack in the first place! Through strategic networking, you can avoid this fate. More career tips can be found at www.BestCareerBook.com. The working world can be a competitive place for a new worker, but with the right strategies you can land a great job, even in a questionable economy. a Job Hunting Tips For Recent GradsPAGE B 2THE STAR MARCH 31, 2012 /Community Activities Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the number one killer in Florida. On Saturday, March 31, Jacksonville residents can attend a free educational program all about CVD from 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Prime F. Osborn III Convention Center, 1000 Water Street, Jacksonville, FL 32204, and hear directly from area cardiologists. For more information visit http://www.scai.org/KWC. Or call 800992-7224. AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMEN SPEAK OUT! The Florida Times-Union office at One Riverside Avenue, Jacksonville Fl, 32202. on March 31, 2012 from 2:00 pm 4:00 pm. The public is invited to attend and participate by asking questions and making comments. For more information call 904-707-2106 or visit http://www.asalh-jaxfl. DEE DEE BRIDGEWATER TO BILLIE WITH LOVE: A Celebration Of Lady Day, Saturday, March 31 8:00 pm. Only at the Ritz. Contact 904-6325555 for more information, or visit www.ritzjacksonville.com.. NACA AMERICAN DREAM TOUR COMES BACK TO JACKSONVILLE: Nations Big Banks join NACA to offer on site mortgage relief. Free Service to 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. KIDGITS EASTER EVENT on Saturday, March 31 from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. throughout the mall. Participate in various activities including bounce houses, duck-duck-bunny, animal encounters and much more! Kids will receive terrific take-home treats, including a set of pencil drumsticks (while supplies last), HOP stickers and an activity sheet. For more information about the Simon Kidgits Club and Universal Studios Home Entertainment Easter events, visit www.simon.com/kidgits. BLESSING OF THE FLEET, on 4/1/2012, at the Northbank Riverfront Park, Hogan Street Gazebo, Northbank Riverfront, Downtown Jacksonville. To participate in the 2012 Blessing of the Fleet or any other city-sponsored event as a volunteer, call (904) 630-3690 or email events@coj.net. SENIOR DAYS AT MOSH, this Wednesday, April 4, 2012, Museum of Science and History (MOSH), 1025 Museum Circle, Jacksonville, FL 32207. Call 904.396.MOSH for additional information. Upcoming Program for April at Duval County Extension, Thursday, April 5, Producing Vegetable Crops Workshop, Duval County Extension, 1010 N McDuff Ave., 6-8 PM. This workshop will cover an introduction to growing vegetables, integrated pest management, and Organic Production Principles. Call Becky at 255-7450 to register. AMATEUR NIGHT, onFriday, April 6, 2012, at the Ritz Theatre and Museum 829 N. Davis Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Contact 904.632.5555 for more information. The Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens announces a RABBIT ROMP EGG HUNT event on Saturday, April 7, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Guests should bring their own baskets to collect the eggs. located on Jacksonvilles north side at 370 Zoo Parkway, one-half mile east from I-95. For more information on the Zoo, log on to www.jacksonvillezoo.org. HURTING FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN IN CRIME : Easter egg Hunt & Family Fun Day, Saturday, April 7, 2012, at the Ansley at Harts Rd Apartments, 11011 Harts Rd., Jacksonville Fl, 32218 from 1pm-7pm. For more information please contact Linda Dayson at: (904) 755-9863. Heart Downtown Application Mark your calender to join Downtown Vision, Inc. for the next Downtown Operations Meeting on Wednesday, April 11, 9:30 a.m., at the Main Library, Room G4. To attend, please RSVP to the director of district services, Amy Harrell, at (904) 634-0303 ext. 224 or via email. CANDLELIGHT VIGIL: Gabriel Meyers candlelight vigil on April 16th, at 6:30pm, 305 N. Ft. Harrison Ave. and the Vigil, at the Memorial Causeway in Clearwater, ends at 8:45pm. Please contact Laurie Anspach at (727)-442-8820 or laurie@cchrflorida.org for additional information. Seeking More Mentor-Protg Opportunities? Register for the 22nd Annual OSDBU Procurement Conference Thursday, 19, 2012 at Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, D.C. from 8:00a.m. 5:00p.m. Contact George Hall George@fbcinc.com, (240) 841-2208 or John ONeill john@fbcinc.com, (240) 841-2214 for additional information. FIFTH THIRD BANK DRIVESŽ FINANCIAL WELLNESS, Visitors to the bus receive one-on-one credit counseling, money management and budget advice and homeownership educational opportunities. Monday, April 23, 10 a.m. 2 p.m., Beaver Street Enterprise, 1225 West Beaver St., Jacksonville, Fla. 32204. For more information about the eBus, please contact Amanda Jones at 904-486-1927. By:Farris LongC.A.R.V.E.I can't really think of anyone in my circle who has a life that is as busy as mine. I'm sure there are some but I just don't know them. This week I finally came to grips with the fact that I am legitimately a busy person. Being busy isn't necessarily a bad thing. It's busy without balance and or boundaries that creates and cultivates chaos in our lives. I have discovered something very profound in my own lifeso profound in fact, that I felt the need to share it. In my time of reflection I quickly began to realize that in all my busy-ness, I have neglected to take time for me!! Such neglect can cause a person to lose touch with who they really are and all the things they enjoy in life. If the truth be told, it probably isn't so much that we lose who we are, as much as it is us losing sight of the guide markers that help us to navigate to the person we are supposed to become. I believe that there are so many important things in our lives that go undone because we do not give them proper attention. It can be as simple as committing to reading your bible daily. If we do not set aside time each day, we could look up and realize we haven't read our bible (outside the church setting) in days...weeks...maybe even MONTHS! This doesnt just go for spiritual things but it goes for natural things as well. Americans spend millions upon millions of dollars on gym memberships that they do not consistently use... Why? Because they do not carveŽ the time out of their schedule to give attention to their health. Some of us (myself included) do not rest properly or even get proper relaxation time because we do not C.A.R.V.EŽ out the time. We C.A.R.V.E. Out time for the things that we give priority to. In order to redefine our lives we have to realign our priorities. I am writing about this because it is an area that I struggle with personally at times. I have three books that I should have completed a long time ago. But because I have not C.A.R.V.E.D. out the time to make it happen, the books that should already be on the store shelves are still sitting unfinished on the hard drive of my computer. I want to introduce to you the C.A.R.V.E. principle and challenge you to implement it into your everyday life. Create a space for yourself each day to pursue your personal aspirations Assertively protect those moments as your own. Remember that a lot of people may not embrace this process because it means you take some of your attention off them and their needs. Value your right to do something for YOU. Examine and celebrate your progress often. Tracking your progress reveals that progress is actually taking place. Celebrating your progress provides the fuel to make more progress. There is an old colloquialism that says, It's a poor frog that won't praise his own pond.Ž I am challenging everyone to take the C.A.R.V.E. challenge with me for 30 days. Let's see what kind of great things happen in your life. If you are joining me on the challenge, tweet me @farrislong or facebook.com/farrislong MAKE IT COUNT Announcements, meetings, happenings, and community events scheduled in Jacksonville and the surrounding area An Easy Way To Improve Your Homes Value (StatePoint) Not all home improvements are created equally if youre looking for a clear return on investment. But according to the National Association of Realtors, a bathroom upgrade is a good bet, yielding a 64.1 percent return on what you spend. And to do it well an architect can help, says the American Institute of Architects. He or she will work with you to determine a plan of action for meeting your goal. It could be a simple change, such as adding flex lighting for ambience, or more complex, like extensive remodeling, to completely redo the space. To find an architect in your local area who will make the most of your space visit http://architectfinder.aia.org

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THESTAR LOCAL GEORGIA SECTION B All Hail Queen Quet As We Honor Rev. Tunis Campbell: Gullah Geechees Celebrate Heritage and Culture In Brunswick MARCH31, 2012 By ARTHIANIXON Photos ANGELAFAVORS-MORRELL Florida/Georgia Star What started off as a group of proud Americans celebrating their African heritage in south Georgia is now a four day event in Brunswick, complete with a parade, banquet, awards ceremony and even a visit from a cultural queen. The proud local diaspora of the Gullah Geechees were in town last week with a whole lot to celebrate in their four day event. We are so excited to be celebrating what would have been the 200th birthday of Rev. Tunis Campbell,Ž beamed Rev. Zack Lyde, a part of the council of Gullah Geechees. Each year we celebrate Tunis Campbells birthday and this year we decided to go a step further by taking it to another level. We will be having educational classes on the nation, parades, a reception, church service and of course our banquet we expect to be extraordinary. The reason we are doing this is so that our younger generations can be educated and be proud of their heritage and who they are.Ž We are truly proud to have Queen Quet,Ž added Rev. Lyde. She is national and international representative and under our guidance has become by far one of the most educated persons on the subject of Gullah Geechee nation. She is by far one of the most intelligent ladies to represent us.Ž Among the out of town attendees who planned to take part in the festivities is Rev. Kenneth Glasgow, brother of Rev. Al Sharpton. The group also honored outstanding contributors to society including members of the clergy, politicians, teachers and others. Also being recognized was Alexandra James, who was wrongfully jailed at age 13. Rev. Tunis Campbell is one of the most important figures of our culture,Ž said Rev. Lyde. Post Civil War, he the man behind what W.E.B. DeBois described as the splendid reconstruction of Georgia being the splendid failure. Tunis Campbell was a free man who bought 1,264 acres of land in McIntosh County and trained blacks to be self-dependent so they wouldnt have to rely on their former masters since slavery was abolished. He was a Justice of the Peace, and in 1866 was in the State Senate. Tunis Campbell knew that we as a people had to be isolated in order to make the transition. He knew that the former plantation owners would attempt to influence the federal government and make things more difficult in the new thriving community he was creating.Ž According to Rev. Lyde, the islands of Delaware, Ossbo, St. Catherines, Sapelo and Cumberland were a hot bed for progress of former slaves who made great strides under the guidance of Rev. Campbell. At one point, St. Catherines island was a model for other free people,Ž noted Rev. Lyde. Rev. Campbell was the Governor and he had an army, a senate and a judicial system. At one point it was said that no buckhroo [European] could set foot on the island.Ž Through such events. the legend and legacy of the Rev. Tunis Campbell and the nation will undoubtedly remain alive. Culture keeper Rev. Zack Lyde Top: Marquetta Goodwine, Queen of the Gullah Geechee Nation. Bottom:The only known sketch of Rev. Tunis Campbell

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MARCH, 2012 THESTAR Want to get your sports event featured in our paper? Want to advertise your event in print and online? Call 904-7668834 or email info@thefloridastar.com Jags Owner Confirms He Sought To Explore Potential Of Acquiring Tim TebowPAGEB-4 By ARTHIANIXON Florida/Georgia Star It seems like the logical move for Jacksonville son Tim Tebow to play for his home team, the Jacksonville Jaguars, especially since the ownership transition. As we reported last week, right before he agreed to head on over to the Jets, the Jags were fighting fierce not to let him slip through their fingers again. Now, owner of the Jacksonville Jaguars Shad Khan (pictured) has released an official statement confirming that he was interested in having Tebow. Earlier [last] week I asked Gene Smith and his staff to explore the potential of acquiring Tim Tebow, said Khan. I think we have a duty to consider all avenues of improving the Jaguars on and off the field, especially given the unique circumstances involving the player. I appreciate the high level of due diligence Gene and his staff dedicated to this matter, even as late as this evening, and I am very satisfied with the outcome. Our commitment to developing Blaine Gabbert was, and still is, central to our goal of returning the Jaguars to elite status in the NFL. Were looking ahead with zero regrets. Last week Monday while at the annual NFL Owners Meeting, Khan said that Tebow made his decision and everyone has to move one with the choice he made. I think fans need to move on, Khan said. Maybe they love Tim Tebow, but I think Tim Tebow has demonstrated he prefers New York. All in all, this foothball season is going to be a highly anticipated one for your hometown team based on all of this action before training camp has even begun! Magic Johnson Buys L.A. Dodgers For Record Breaking $2Billion By ARTHIANIXON Florida/Georgia Star Basketball legend, philanthropist and media mogul Magic Johnson is now part owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers after putting out a whopping $2 billion bid for the team. Prior to this, the 2008 $1.1 billion purchase of the Miami Dolphins held the previous record price of a U.S. sports team. Johnsons partners include Mark Walter of Guggenheim Partners, plus former Atlanta Braves and Washington Nationals president Stan Kasten. Also on the list of partners is Mandalay Entertainment CEO Peter Guber. The former Laker and his partners have to wait until the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Delaware approves the deal. A hearing is set for April 13. Said Johnson in a statement: "I am thrilled to be part of the historic Dodger franchise and intend to build on the fantastic foundation laid by Frank McCourt as we drive the Dodgers back to the front page of the sports section in our wonderful community of Los Angeles.Tiger Wins Record Seventh Arnold Palmer By ARTHIANIXON Photo: Getty Images Tiger Woods has taken back his crown as king of the PGA Tour. With a lot of his personal life playing out in the media and a few injuries to recover from in recent years, this marked his first official win since September 13, 2009. This also marks his seventh Arnold Palmer and 72nd win on the PGA Tour. In addition to the coveted trophy, Woods walked away with the $1,080,000 prize. Woods five-stroke winning margin over Graeme McDowell on Sunday was the largest on the PGA Tour since the 2011 U.S. Open. Back then, Rory McIlroy won by eight shots at Congressional Country Club. It was just pure joy, Woods said of his win when speaking to media. You know, it was tough today. It was tough conditions out there, man. Wind was whipping out there. It was changing directions and intensities. Arnold did a hell of a job of getting these greens fast, and they were baked out and some of the hardest pins I've ever seen here. So I don't know what the average score was today, but certainly wasn't anywhere near par. It was a tough day. It was a very tough day. It was a day of attrition. Just got to hang in there and just keep hitting fairways and greens, and there weren't going to be a lot of birdie opportunities out there, but when you had them, I just felt like I had to take advantage of it. The tournament wasn't over until I hit the ball on the green, Woods stated. We've seen what's happened this year with leads. So that's a hole that we are just trying to hit the ball over to the left somewhere, somewhere around pin-high, anything on dry land is good, and once that was accomplished, the tournament was over. That's what it was nice to be able to celebrate, and after that, knowing that all I had to do was just stay upright, and the tournament was over. Woods 72 PGA Tour titles now has him ranked third-best on the all-time list behind Sam Sneads 82 and Jack Nicklaus 73. This weekend, Tiger Woods will be coming to Georgia to compete in the Augusta National. Both Williams Sisters Out Of Sony Ericson Tournament By ARTHIANIXON Florida/Georgia Star Venus and Serena Williams (pictured above in a Wimbledon photo) are officially out of the Sony Ericson. The disappointing display at the Key Biscayne event is being blamed on sickness and injury which kept the sisters from putting out their best. After an amazing show of strength and stamina following a rough summer in which she fought a serious illness, Venus proved that she is still a force to be reckoned with even though she lost her shot at the Sony Ericson title to Agnieszka Radwanska, 6-4, 6-1in the quarterfinals on Wednesday. Despite her defeat, the crowd went wild when Venus left the court with her signature smile and a wave to show her appreciation. On Tuesday, Serena Williams lost to former No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki, 6-4, 6-4 in 95 minutes. "I think I just struggled a bit with a lot of errors more than anything, I guess both on the return and you know, she did well, she moved well, and I just made too many errors," Serena stated. "I felt a bit off, but that's normal. You know, sometimes you're not playing well. You have to be able to still be able to still play better. "Um, you know, I think that she [Wozniacki] knew that she had to play really well to hang in there. I didn't step up to the plate, but, you know, that's okay. I think I just need to go back to the drawing board and do what I did in the summer and get serious about not making errors. That's it."

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It takes a special sense of consciousness for a child to not only pursue the craft of acting but to commit to the training, discipline and sacrifices it takes to nurture that talent to the level of professional execution. The plot to this scenario is enhanced when said child is a gorgeous thirteen-yearold who radiates a sweet natured confidence that can be genuinely felt in her presence. Amandla Stenberg is a teen actress whose time in the spotlight has arrived. Born and reared in Los Angeles with a name that means power in the African Zulu language; Stenberg is currently starring as Rue in the Lionsgate film The Hunger Games. She made her big screen debut as ten year-old Cataleya (the young version of Zoe Saldanas adult Cataleya character), in the movie Colombiana. Stenberg turned in an outstanding performance in that film acting well beyond her eleven years including performing some of her own stunts when the project was shot. Stenberg began her career at age four as a Disney Catalog print model and made the smooth transition into commercials including the famed BuildTheDream.org PSA in 2009 which helped raise funds to build the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial. A couple of years later in October of 2011, Stemberg got the opportunity to speak at the King Memorial dedication ceremony in Washington, D.C., with actress Cicely Tyson. Stenberg plays the violin, drums and guitar and has performed violin with the LA Unified School Districts Honors Orchestra. She has also won the Rock Star Music Education programs Battle of the Bands with her band and is an avid photographer. The role of Rue in The Hunger Games required Stenberg to be out in the elements of the woods in North Carolina. Did she have to do anything physical in her audition to show that she had the right stuff? She says, I didnt have to do anything physical but I did tell Gary Ross (the films director), that I ran track and I also got to do some really fun hard core stuff with David Bell the creator when I was working on Columbiana. What physical skills did Stenberg take for real life from her hunger games training? She laughs, I did some stunts in a harness and I learned how to climb trees really, really quickly. That was fun. I had a custom made harness and it was all set up when I got to North Carolina and I got to practice flying around like Peter Pan. In the film, Stenberg is paired with Nigerian born actor Dayo Okeniyi who plays Thresh, as the representatives from District 11. How much fun was it to pair with Dayo? Stenberg lights up, It was extremely fun because he is a really funny guy and we became close. We spent a lot of time on set joking around and teasing each other. Even though all actors read the script and basically know what to expect on set there is often the element of surprise. Did Stenberg have any surprises? She reflects, I dont think that there was anything that actually surprised me. I mean it was amazing walking on set and seeing a world that I envisioned in my mind thats incredible. And all of the sets were incredible so that kind of surprised me just how well it was brought to life. What was her experience like working with four-time Oscar nominee, director Gary Ross? Stenberg became illuminated, I loved working with Gary just because one day I think I want to direct and I love photography. And so it was very interesting to see the shots that he did and the choices that he made because some of them just turned out so beautiful. The Hunger Games movie along with her talent and cutie-pie good looks are sure to put Stemberg on the next level of stardom. How does she plan to handle it? She sweetly says, I think its very important to stay grounded and to remember that the business is not about the fame, the parties and all of that. Its more about the work itself and also being able to use your new found fame I guess for greater good. For example, Stenberg currently works with the Ubuntu Education Fund which helps children in Port Elizabeth, South Africa as well as other great causes. PAGE THESTAR MARCH 31, 2012ENTERTAINMENT Amandla StenbergGifted, Sweet Natured and Ahead Of The Curve!By Rych McCain, feedbackrych@sbcglobal.net and FacebookPhoto by Kat Ward By Rych McCain, feedbackrych@sbcglobal.net and FacebookTV : Chelsea Tavares, whom the TV execs are calling the next It Girl and others describe her as perhaps the most gorgeous young Black actress in Hollywood, has joined the cast of the ABC-TV Family Networks Make It or Break It. Tavares plays the role of bad girl, super athlete Jordan Randall who is the rival newcomer to her schools gymnastics team. The show will make its third season spring debut on Monday, March 26, 2012 at 9/8 CST or check your local listings. All of you poker players and enthusiasts will be delighted to know that the Sky Poker TV Channel with their charismatic presenters, interesting guests and knowledgeable experts is back. The network will continue to present their live studio analysis and debates with world class poker experts via three one-hour live shows a week from a brand new, cuttingedge TV studio in London airing on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays between 7: PM and midnight. Basketball Wives LA star Jackie Christie, Former NBA Star Doug Christie, and Actor/Writer Christian Keyes, are executive producing a New Reality show titled: Cali Boys with plans to franchise the series in select cities nationwide, which includes Atlanta Boys, NewYork Boys, Miami Boys, Texas Boys, as well as coming soon Cali Girls, Atlanta Girls, NewYork Girls, Miami Girls, Texas Girls and more! The reality TV show will follow the lives of 6 young men/women chasing their dreams in Hollywood. Cameras have already begun to roll, and the show will chronicle the cast members everyday struggle of breaking into their perspective fields, even when most doors are tightly shut. The viewer will be allowed to witness them on their daily grind trying to establish themselves and eventually make the A list! I grew up in the foster-care system, so Im very familiar with struggle. With Cali Boys, we saw a need to tell their stories, all of the guys on the show are just like millions of young men trying to make it and live their dreams. Hollywood is the entertainment capital of the world where hard work, diligence and talent all come into play to become successful, states Christian Keyes. The Christies are reportedly also venturing into producing porno films. They will be strictly behind the camera! Movies : The Hunger Games. Lionsgate Films. Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Helmsworth, Amandla Stenberg, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Lenny Kravitz, Stanley Tucci, Donald Sutherland, Wes Bentley, Toby Jones, Alexander Ludwig, Isabelle Fuhrman, Jack Quaid, Dayo Okeniyi, Leven Rambin, Willow Shields and Paula Malcomson. Directed by Garry Ross. Screenplay by Gary Ross, Suzanne Collins and Billy Ray. Produced by Nina Jacobson and Jon Kilik. The movie is based on the best selling Hunger Games book trilogy written by Suzanne Collins. The premise is mentally and spiritually sick in that once a year the 12 districts of Panem would offer up in tribute one young man and woman, to fight to the death in a pageant of honor, courage and sacrifice. This was the punishment the districts had to endure as a result of their uprising against the government. The film will hold your attention throughout. As with all films made from best selling books with a built in fan base, it should be a box office smash. Jeff, Who Lives At Home. Paramount Pictures. Starring Jason Segel, Ed Helms, Judy Greer, Rae Dawn Chong and Susan Sarandon. Co-Written and Directed by Jay and Mark Duplass. Produced by Lianne Halfton,Russell Smith and Jason Reitman. Here we have one of the most boring story lines in film this year. The cast is great but the material in marginal with no flavor. A dismal $800,000 opening box office weekend says it all. Forget this one! Hit me up at feedbackrych@sbcglobal.net Study, Observe and Win! Rych Rych McCains Notes! National Park Week, April 21-29, Features Free Admission and Nationwide EventsPlan Your Adventure at www.nationalparkweek.org The National Park Service and the National Park Foundation, the official charity of Americas national parks, invite people everywhere to enjoy, explore, learn, share, and give back to Americas nearly 400 national parks during National Park Week 2012. Celebrating the theme, Picture Yourself in a National Park, National Park Week will run from Saturday, April 21 through Sunday, April 29. Throughout the country, visitors can enjoy the beauty and wonder of 84 million acres of the worlds most spectacular scenery, historic places and cultural treasures for FREE! National parks will mark the annual celebration with special events and activities including Volunteer Day on April 21, Earth Day on April 22, and Junior Ranger Day on April 28. From ranger-led hikes and kayak trips to camping and exploring, park visitors can plan their National Park Week at www.nationalparkweek.org. Discover information about events, special activities for visitors of all ages, how to share your park adventure with other travelers, and how to support the parks. Amandla Stenberg Photo by Kat Ward h Things to do DowntownDee Dee Bridgewater To Billie with Love: A Celebration of Lady Day Grammy and Tony Award winning artist, producer, U.N. Ambassador and host of NPR's JazzSet Dee Dee Bridgewater focuses her talents on material immortalized by the enigmatic Billie Holiday. Enjoy one of the most lauded vocalists of our time as she brings her talent to Jacksonville! March 31 | 8 p.m. | Ritz Theatre and Museum Fundraisers and Commemorations: Jacksonville Arthritis Walk 2012, "Touchdown to a Cure" The Arthritis Foundation annual walk in Jacksonville is a event to raise money, awareness and have fun in finding a cure for arthritis. So register, and invite family and friends to be on your team! March 31 | 9 a.m. | Metropolitan Park Its slime time again! Get ready for international superstar Will Smith as he hosts Nickelodeon's 25th Annual Kids' Choice Awards, live from the Galen Center at USC on Saturday, March 31st at 8:00 p.m. (ET/tape delayed for West Coast). The star-studded show features appearances by Nicki Minaj, Robert Downey Jr., Chris Rock, Emma Stone, Andrew Garfield, Zac Efron, Heidi Klum, Victoria Justice, Miranda Cosgrove, Big Time Rush, Chris Colfer, Cee Lo Green and more, plus performances by Katy Perry and international pop sensation One Direction! Neptune Press and Barnes and Noble are pleased to announce that D. G. Stern will be signing books from his Upton Charles-Dog Detective series of mystery books for younger readers as well as his just released adult mystery There's Always Tomorrow at Barnes and Noble, St. Johns Town Center, Jacksonville on Saturday,April 14, 2012 at 1 pm. Upton, a very smart Bichon Frise will be joining him to sign his "pawtograph".

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It is logical that for SAFETY REASONS Mr. Zimmerman remains in a LOW PROFILE. Please someone tell the Panthers that Mr. Zimmerman has not gone missing. I will join the Panthers if I knew what their goals were and their REAL FIGHT. A few weeks ago they identified a Preacher as a threat to the community because of HIS HISTORY, yet they fail to PROTEST and MARCH to aid in our community to locate "DRIVE BY SHOOTERS". My concern is the VIOLENCE in the NEIGHBORHOOD where each week a BLACK WOMAN, MAN OR CHILD IS DEAD. In the last months we as a community are targeted weekly of ROAD RAGE and Drive by Shootings and eye witnesses fear for their lives to TELL WHAT THEY SAW, THAT IS MY FIGHT. Panthers should help the community by joining forces with the Police Department, volunteer for community Service to help in NEGHBORHOOD WATCH PROGRAMS on the Northside, become ROLE MODELS for the Black Children in our neighboirhood and encourage people to TELL when they view a CRIME. Work with a plan to implement living in a community absent of fear. It would be interesting to know if The Leader of the Black Panthers and his MEMBERS can pass a BACKGROUND CHECK. Allow the law to prevail and justice will be brought in the case of Little Trayvon Martin. There is enough "spot-light" on this case that comforts me in knowing that JUSTICE will be brought. I resent cowards of any group that wait for a television camera to show up before you "show out" with poor grammar, bad teeth "spitting and slurtting" without any effective plan of prevention or a plan of fight that would be peaceful and effective and legal. Notice is hereby given that on April 16, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. at Viking Auto Electric & Air, Inc 4521 Sunbeam Road, Jacksonville, FL 32257 the following vehicle will be sold for $1171.89 to satisfy labor services, repairs, and storage charges on: 2004 Isuzu VIN 4S2CK58Y944310925. Pursuant to F.S. 713.585 the cash amount of $1171.89 would be sufficient to redeem the vehicle from the lienor. Any interested party has a right to a hearing prior to the sale by filing a demand for the hearing with the Clerk of the Circuit Court in Duval County and mailing copies of the same to all owners and lienors. The owner has a right to recover possession of the vehicle by posting bond pursuant to F.S. 559.917 and if sold any proceeds remaining from the sale will be deposited with the Clerk of Circuit Court for disposition. Lienor: Viking Auto Electric & Air, Inc. 4521 Sunbeam Road, Jacksonville, FL 32257 (Duval County) (813) 422-9100 AUTOS FOR SALE LEGAL NOTICE *** INCOME TAX SPECIAL ***DOWN PAYMENTS AS LOW AS $495 CALL: 904-354-0405UNITED USED CARS, INC.1222 North Main St. (Plus tax, tag & fees) Everybody Rides We finance everybody SAVE $100.00 with this AD > 2003FordE-150Work Van $3,995-CASH > 1999ChevyMalibu Nice Car$695-Down > 1997Mercury Grand MarquisGas Saver $1,895-CASH > 2000FordContour Clean $750-Down > 2003Chevrolet Monte CarloLow Mile Call For Price> Cash Special 1994 Eagle $1,650 EMPLOYMENT SUMMONS STATE OF FLORIDA CIRCUIT COURT FAMILY COURT BRANCH DUVAL COUNTY, Case No. 11FA001508 DIVORCE 40101 In re the marriage of: VINCENZA MORALES 1623 N. 50th St., Milwaukee, WI 53208 Petitioner, And OSCAR MORALES 6435 Ginnie Spring Rd., Jacksonville, FL 32258 Respondent THE STATE OF FLORIDA To the person named above as respondent: You are hereby notified that the petitioner named above has filed a petition for divorce against you. Within forty (40) days after the 26th day of April 2012, exclusive of the date just stated, you must respond with a written demand for a copy of the petition. The demand must be sent or delivered to the court, whose address is: Clerk of Circuit Court, Milwaukee County Courthouse, 901 North 9th Street, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53233. You may have an attorney help or represent you. If you do not demand a copy within forty (40) days, the Court may grant a judgment against you for the award of money or other legal action requested in the petition, or you may lose your right to object to anything that is or may be incorrect in the petition. A judgment may be enforced as provided by law. A judgment awarding money may become a lien against any real estate you own now or in the future, and may also be forced by garnishment or wages or seizure of property. Dated this 28th day of May, 2012. By: VINCENZA MORALES 5-28, 6-4, 2012

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MARCH 31, 2012THE STARPR 1 Photos by Frank M. Powell IIIThe evening of March 24th marked the culmination of the Women of Color Cultural Foundations 5th annual Universal Teen Scholarship Program with the crowning of Mr. and Ms. Universal Teen. The Ritz Theatre and Lavilla Museum was filled with the parents and supporters of these wonderful teens as they prepared to showcase the skills learned during the 10week series of workshops and mentoring. The evening opened with the teens presenting cultural attire for the country they chose to represent. Innovative personal video introductions demonstrated the variety of communication skills learned during the workshop series. Later, these young men and women dazzled the crowd in formal wear while answering impromptu questions related to the socioeconomic changes they would make as ambassadorsŽ to improve life in their country. By the end of the evening, two teens from Robert E. Lee High School were crowned 2012 Mr. and Ms. Universal Teen; they are Parrish Dove and Cameron Hopper, respectively. The WOCCF congratulates not only the new Mr. and Ms. Universal Teen, but all the teens who participated for successfully completing the program. The organization will continue to be involved in all the teens progress as they continue with their educational endeavors. To learn more about the 2013 Universal Teen Scholarship Program, please contact: Women of Color Cultural of Foundation, Inc., 100 Festival Park Avenue, Jacksonville, Florida 322022, 904.6831757, www.woccf.com or email: womenofcolorcf@comcast.net. Universal Teen Scholarship Program 2012 Jasselli Cuello The Andre Lewis Scholarship Terry Parker High School Mr. and Ms. Universal Teen Parrish Dove and Cameron Hopper Robert E. Lee High School 1st Runner-Up to Miss Universal Teen Derrionn Anderson Jean Ribault Senior High School, 1st Runner-Up to Mr. Universal Teen Reyshaunne Mullinex Douglas Anderson School of The Arts, Mr. and Ms. Universal Teen Parrish Dove and Cameron Hopper Robert E. Lee High School, 2nd Runner Up to Miss Universal Teen DeeDranae Cole Mandarin High School, 2nd Runner Up to Mr. Universal Teen Diantay Denard Jean Ribault High, 3rd Runner Up to Miss Universal Teen Brianna Young Sandlewood High School, 3rd Runner Up to Mr. Universal Teen Donald Johnson First Coast High School Brianna Young The Nethel V. Wright Scholarship Recipient Sandlewood High School Uriah Oden The Venis Ferguson Scholarship Recipient William M Raines High School

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MARCH 31, 2012PREP RAP PR 2 I Need a Discount!Nine Power Questions to Help You Stand Up to Discount Pressure (Without Caving In or Alienating the Customer)Many businesses have not yet fully recovered from the Great Recession, and they are still looking for ways to cut their budgets. All too often its the suppliers price that ends up on the chopping block. Andrew Sobel explains how to respond when a customer hits you with the dreaded DŽ word: We like your proposal, but we need a discount!ŽBy Andrew Sobel and Jerry PanasThough the economy has experienced a slight uptick since the harried days of the Great Recession, many businesses, big and small, are still operating in penny-pinching mode. The pressure to do more with less has not subsided. If youre a business owner, you probably already know where this drive to cut costs and squeeze suppliers is going„and its nowhere that benefits you. More and more of your customers are uttering those four dreaded words, I need a discount.Ž Andrew Sobel suggests that rather than respond with a yes or no, you should transform the conversation„and possibly the relationship„by asking a few power questions. Clients ask for discounts for different reasons,Ž says Sobel, coauthor along with Jerold Panas of Power Questions: Build Relationships, Win New Business, and Influence Others (Wiley, February 2012, ISBN: 978-111811963-1, $22.95). If you can find out why your customer wants a discount by asking the right questions, you may discover that you can give them what they need without having to undercut your own bottom line.Ž Sobel says he has observed at least four types of discount-seeking clients. They are: 1. Red Ink Clients. These clients are in genuine financial trouble. If this is the case, you need to know the full story. 2. RFP Czars. Some clients want to bid every project out and will seek out the lowest possible price. They believe you are a commodity. GE is notorious for this. 3. Bargain Hunters. This type of client always wants to feel youve given them a deal, even if its just a small concession. 4.Chicken Littles. Some clients just like to complain about how much everything costs and dont actually need a discount to be satisfied. They want to be heard and understood. If your past response has been to timidly reduce your price to keep the client happy or to fire back a resounding No! there is a better way,Ž explains Sobel. When you instead opt to deepen the interaction by asking the right questions, you can achieve three important things. First, youll find out what kind of discount seeker your client is,Ž he adds. Second, youll force your client to reflect on the value you bring to the table and how your business is different from other businesses. Finally, youll illuminate what the client really values, allowing you to potentially renegotiate the engagement in a way that preserves your profitability.Ž Read on for a few of Sobels key questions and when to use them. To kickstart the conversation: Before I respond, would you mind if I asked you a couple of questions so I can better understand your request?Ž To dig deeper: Occasionally a client requests a discount, and I find I am able to be more helpful if I understand why theyre asking for one. Can you say something about why you think my fee is too high and would like a reduction?Ž To size up your competition: I know you are talking to other service providers about this project. Do you feel my price is dramatically out of line with the market?Ž To say noŽ while identifying possible terms for a positive negotiation: I am able to reduce the price when the scope and breadth of the proposal are also cut back. Would you like me to prepare an option for you that would do that?Ž Or you might also say, We are able to reduce price in exchange for terms and conditions that help lower our risk and long-term cost of doing business with you. Would you like me to develop a proposal for a long-term supply arrangement with built-in discounts for guaranteed volume levels?Ž To learn more about your clients buying process: Where will the budget come from for this? Who can give this final approval?Ž To accentuate the value you are offering and clarify what is most important to the client: Im not sure we had a thorough discussion about the benefits you expect from this. Can we review those, as you see them?Ž Or you might ask, What parts of this proposal are most important to you? Which aspects of it do you find less valuable?Ž To differentiate yourself from the competition: Would you mind if I briefly reviewed several aspects of my proposal that I think represent value above and beyond what our competitors offer? Im not sure I articulated these very well.Ž To tie your proposal to your clients higher-level goals: Can we review one more time what your goals are here? What are you hoping to accomplish?Ž To go toe to toe: Do you give your own customers discounts?Ž And if they say Yes,Ž you respond, Thats why you need me.Ž And if they say No,Ž you respond, So why should I?Ž The goal here, of course, is to preserve and strengthen the client relationship„assuming its a client youd like to keep,Ž says Sobel. If youve priced your services properly, you cannot afford to discount. But if you simply say No, he might head for the door and never come back. By using power questions, you can delve deeper into his situation and his needs. You might find another way you can show him the value he wants. In the long term that will be viewed much more positively than a one-time discount and is a much better option than turning him down completely.Ž

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MARCH 31, 2012 PREP RAP PR 3 6 8 9April Fools Day Surprises Aw! Cmon, Im not that easy to hook!Ž court fortune jokes first Jesters were people who would entertain crowds at marketplaces or festivals. 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MARCH 31, 2012 THE STARPR 4 AMERICAN BLACK FILM FESTIVAL AND CADILLAC JOIN FORCES ON APRIL 21ST IN HOLLYWOOD FOR ABFF STRIKES FOR EDUCATION, A CHARITY BOWLING GALA BENEFITING THE FILM LIFE FOUNDATION ACTRESS, NIA LONG WILL HOST, AS CELEBRITIES, ATHLETES AND HOLLYWOOD INFLUENCERS PREPARE THEIR TEAMS TO KNOCK DOWN PINS FOR DOLLARS IN SUPPORT OF UNDERPRIVILEGED YOUTH PURSUING FILM AND TELEVISION CAREERS The American Black Film Festival (ABFF) and Cadillac have joined forces for the 1stAnnual ABFF Strikes for Education to be held at Lucky Strike In Hollywood, California on Saturday, April 21st. The event, hosted by actress, Nia Long aims to raise awareness of the Film Life Foundation and provide necessary funding for programs designed to educate and empower underprivileged youth interested in film and television careers. Cadillac, who was a sponsor of the 15thAnnual American Black Festival, joins ABFF in its commitment to leveling the entertainment playing field through education. Cadillac is partnering with ABFF for Strikes for Education to support the Film Life Foundation,Ž said Don Butler, Vice President, Cadillac Marketing. The Film Life Foundation has a very important mission „ to encourage diversity in motion pictures and television programs, as well as inspire youth interested in pursuing careers in these industries.Ž The ABFF Strikes for Education charity bowling gala promises to be a memorable event that brings artists, athletes and entertainment executives together in a fun-filled and spirited night of competition for a great cause. Twelve teams, headed by celebrity captains will face off in a 5 on 5 format for two rounds to determine which team will walk away with the ABFF Strikes Crown and bragging rights. For each pin that bowlers knock down, money will be raised for Film Life Foundation. Additional funds will be raised through ticket sales and donations made by invited guests, who will also be encouraged to make text pledges and matching gifts for the team they support. A portion of the proceeds raised will benefit the general scholarship fund at the John H. Johnson School of Communications at Howard University. ABFF Strikes is going to be an amazing event that will help us provide underprivileged youth with the tools and resources necessary to compete in Hollywood,Ž said Jeff Friday, CEO of Film Life Foundation. Providing minority youth with the resources to better tell their stories, through formal film education is good for the students, the entertainment community and film goers.Ž For more information about ABFF Strikes and the Film Life Foundation, please go to www.FilmLife.org Rabbit Romp Egg Hunt at the Jacksonville Zoo and GardensThe Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens announces a Rabbit Romp Egg Hunt event on Saturday, April 7, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Egg hunts will be divided into age groups and will begin at the following times: 10:00 a.m. for 0-3 year olds, 11:00 a.m. for 4-6 year olds, and 12:00 p.m. for 7-10 year olds. Guests should bring their own baskets to collect the eggs. Several lucky guests will even find some EGGcellent Zoo gifts! Zoo guests can also enjoy music from a DJ, live animal encounters, a visit from Jazoo, the Zoos friendly lion mascot, as well as a visit from Jazoos friend, Hoppy the rabbit! There will also be egg-related enrichment for some of the Zoos animals. Visit jacksonvillezoo.org for a schedule of animal enrichment and for more information. For nearly a century, the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens has been dedicated to inspiring the discovery and appreciation of wildlife through innovative experiences in a caring environment. Starting in 1914 with an animal collection that consisted of one red deer fawn, the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens now has more than 2,000 rare and exotic animals and 1,000 plants. It has won national acclaim for its South American Range of the Jaguar exhibit and has the largest botanical garden in Northeast Florida. The Jacksonville Zoo is a non-profit organization and is an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). It is open year-round, seven days a week, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. except Christmas day, and is located on Jacksonvilles north side at 370 Zoo Parkway, one-half mile east from I-95. For more information on the Zoo, log on to www.jacksonvillezoo.org.Florida Master Naturalist Program REGISTRATION CLOSES June 7, 2012. The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Florida Master Naturalist Program Coastal Systems Module sponsored by Duval County Extension will be offered June 13, 15, 20, 22, 27, and 29, 2012 (day classes). Classroom sessions will be held at the Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve, Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. This program is for adults who want to learn more about Floridas environment. Individuals as well as educators and those in the eco-tourism business can benefit. Teachers may receive up to 40 hours continuing education credits. Topics include: ecosystems (coastal uplands, estuarine, and marine), key plants and wildlife, and the role of humans in shaping the environment. Each module includes classroom presentations, videos, field trips, and practical interpretation. Advance registration is required. Course fee is $225. Course instructors are Brad Burbaugh and Carol Wyninger. Student requirements include attendance, participation, and enthusiasm! For registration and program information contact the web site www.masternaturalist.org. For further questions contact Carol Wyninger at (904) 220-0232, wyninger@comcast.net; or Brad Burbaugh at (904) 387-8850, burbaugh@coj.net. Extension programs are open to all people regardless of race, color, sex, religion, disability or national origin. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person needing a special accommodation to participate in any activity should contact us at least five working days prior to the event. Hearing impaired can access the foregoing telephone by contacting the Florida Relay Service at 1 800 955 8770 or 800 955 8772 (TDD).

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Suspect Faces Death or Life Sentence for ShootingNot much was revealed about the shooting death of 19year-old Javon Abdullah Daniels two years ago, except the fact that the shooting was done by Arthur James Martin, 42. Co-defendant Franklin Clay Batie, 28, said he went to an apartment complex with Martin to visit someone. Batie was waiting in his car when Daniels pulled up near him in a white SUV. Batie was wounded from a shooting two days before and had heard rumors about Daniels being the one who shot him. After noticing Daniels in his car, Batie immediately reacted by pulling out his .45-caliber pistol from his backpack, but he did not shoot. When Martin returned and found out that Daniels was nearby, he took Baties gun and ran to the drivers side of Daniels vehicle shoot him 11 times. Witnesses were later able to identify Martin as the shooter. He was referred to by his neighborhood names such as Shorty Fat and Beer Belly. One witness said Martin even offered her money to keep quiet about the incident. At the time of the slaying, a woman from Georgia who came to visit her sister, said she was in her apartment and that there were kids playing outside. When she heard the series of gunshots being fired, she ran out hoping it wasnt her cousin being shot. Instead, she found herself trying to help Daniels who told her he was cold. She tried to keep him warm with a towel as his life was slipping away. She said the children no longer played outside ever since that day. Batie said that after the shooting, he didnt gun back from Martin even though he paid $800 for it. Martin was arrested and was just recently charged with first-degree murder. Batie is being charged as well with second-degree murder. According to reports, Martin was released from prison five months before the shooting. He had served 10 years for second-degree murder, robbery, and burglary. Since 1992, he had been going in and out of prison for gun and robbery charges. The team defending Martin said they had received results from a psychologist about Martin scoring a retarded level on an IQ test. The judge considered the results of the test as a possible factor to the murder. Martin awaits trial and may either face a life sentence or death penalty. Batie waits to be sentenced as well. Crime and Justice Crime and JusticeA Publication of the Florida Star and Georgia StarMARCH 31 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. Wife Found Dead in Backyard A man was arrested after his wife was found dead in their backyard. At around 2:30 a.m., the brother of the victim called police about receiving texts from his sister, Bonita Sue King, 33, telling him she needed help. He had already tried calling her, but instead her husband, Jeremy Dwayne King, 32, picked up telling him she wasnt there. Police arrived to the scene to find Jeremy King running out of the back door of the house into the woods. Bonita was found dead, as well as a bulldog that was shot to death. Police say Bonita was also pregnant. The police were assisted by dogs and a helicopter to locate Jeremy, who was found in a hay field where he was arrested. Police believe Bonita was shot in the head with a shotgun inside the house before being taken outside. They also found the Kings 2-year-old son in the home, who is now in the care of Bonitas brother. Jeremy King is being charged with felony murder, possession of a firearm by a felon, tampering with evidence and obstruction of an officer, feticide, and also cruelty to animals. Arthur Martin Franklin Batie Jeremy King

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MARCH 31 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. Protecting Your Credit Cards € AVOID providing card and account information to anyone over the telephone. € Only give your credit card account number to make a purchase or reservation you have initiated. And NEVER GIVE THIS INFORMATION OVER A CELLULAR PHONE. € NEVER give your credit card to someone else to use on your behalf. € WATCH your credit card after giving it to store clerks to protect against extra imprints being made € DESTROY any carbons. DO NOT discard into the trashcan at the purchase counter. Keep charge slips in a safe place. € SAVE all receipts, and compare them to your monthly statement. REPORT ANY DISCREPANCIES IMMEDIATELY! € KEEP a master list in a secure place at home with all account numbers and phone numbers for reporting stolen or lost cards. € DESTROY solicitations for new credit cards by shredding them. Dont just throw them in the trash or recycling container. These mailings often contain pre-approval letters with your name and an account number already assigned. Thieves can easily establish credit in your name. € ALWAYS report lost or stolen cards to the issuing company IMMEDIATELY. This limits any unauthorized use of your card and permits the company to begin the process of issuing a new card. Passwords € Change your password regularly. € Memorize your password. If you have several, develop a system for remembering them. If you do write down the password, keep it at home or hidden at work. Dont write your password on a post-it note and stick it on your monitor or hard drive. € Set up a special account or set aside a different computer at work for temporary help and other unauthorized users. € If you have the option of letting your computer or a web site remember a password for you, DONT USE IT! Anyone who uses your machine will have automatic access to information that is password protected. ATMs and Long Distance Phone Cards € NEVER write your PIN on ATM or long-distance calling cards. € DONT write your PIN on a piece of paper and place it in your wallet. If your wallet and card are lost or stolen, someone will have everything they need to remove funds from your account, make unauthorized debit purchases, or run up your long-distance phone bill. € BE SURE to take your ATM receipt to record transactions and match them against monthly statements. Dishonest people can use your receipt to get your account number. € NEVER leave the ATM receipt at the site. Your Safety Two Men Attack Woman During Drug Deal Two men were arrested after attacking and robbing a female drug dealer. A woman had planned to meet up with a friend to get $40 in cocaine. Two men showed up. She was surprised about seeing one of the friends who she had not seen in a long time because he was in jail. The woman also said she knew both men for three years and were friends with them. When she tried to hug 21-year-old Christopher Blackstone, he punched her in the face so hard that one of her teeth was knocked out. Blackstone was accompanied by Lochane Smith, 20, who pulled out a gun and hit a witnessing bystander with it. The drug deal turned into a robbery and she was threatened with the gun. She immediately handed over her purse in fear and ran away to call 911. Police were not able to catch the two suspects right away, but they were able to locate Blackstone and Smith hours later. Smith is being faced with eight charges including robbery, aggravated battery and possession of a firearm by a felon. He is being held on $710,000 bail. Blackstone was charged with robbery with a firearm and battery of the woman. He is being held on $155,000 bail. Both men denied being involved in the crime and said they were sleeping at the time, but they were arrested after some questioning. Christopher Blackstone Lochane Smith Jury Duty Fraud Pass this on to your grown children and anyone else you can think of. This has been verified by the FBI (their link is also included below). Please pass this on to everyone in your email address book. It is spreading fast so be prepared should you get this call. Most of us take those summonses for jury duty seriously, but enough people skip out on their civic duty that a new and ominous kind of fraud has surfaced. The caller claims to be a jury DUTY coordinator. If you protest that you never received a summons for jury duty, the Scammer asks you for your Social Security number and date of birth so he or she can verify the information and cancel the arrest warrant. Give out any of this information and bingo; your identity was just stolen. The fraud has been reported so far in 11 states, including Oklahoma Illinois Colorado AZ and more. This (swindle) is particularly insidious because they use intimidation over the phone to try to bully people into giving information by pretending they are with the court system. The FBI and the federal court system have issued nationwide alerts on their web sites, warning consumers about the fraud.

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Baby Starved to Death Because She was the FamilyRunt Erie, PA21-year-old Tania Colemans 14-month old daughter, Alayja, was said to have been deprived of food considering she was the family runt.Ž Alayja was not receiving the same care as her two other sisters, because unlike her sisters, she did not share the same father. She was not provided with food or any medical care. Prosecutors said that Xavier Hollamon, Colemans husband, did not want Alayja to be part of the family and Coleman intentionally starved her to death. Alayja was found dead inside a suitcase, which was found inside a trash can by firefighters. Coleman and Hollamon were both arrested. Hollamon was guilty on misdemeanor charges for being involved in trying to get rid of the baby. Coleman was charged with first-degree murder. 4-Year-Old Shot Jumping on Bed with Gun Under It Chicago, ILJarquise Upton, 21, faces weapon charges after his girlfriends 4-year-old daughter was jumping on their bed and was shot by a gun hidden between two mattresses. The gun was a 22-calibre Smith & Wesson automatic pistol and struck the girls ankle. When police came, Uptons girlfriend told them the name of the owner of the gun without hesitation. When asked if he was aware that the gun was registered was stolen, he told them that he found it in a gangway, which are narrow passages between buildings that are common in Chicago. He said he kept it in case he had to protect himself from the girls baby daddy.Ž He was arrested and charged with unlawful use of a weapon by a felon as well as misdemeanor counts of ammunition possession and theft of lost or mislaid property. MARCH 31 2012THE STARC&J 3Bizarre Crimes Bizarre Crimeswho, what, when...huh? Other Unusual Crimes Across the Nation Men Try to Flee Traffic Stop But Tire Flattens Two men were arrested as they were just about to lead the police on a chase, but ended quickly from a flat tire. A deputy spotted a driver, Stevhen Devon Johnson, 35, without his seat belt on and was ordered to stop. The vehicle did not stop and ran a stop sign at high speed. Then it ran a red light and continued to break more traffic laws. At one point, Lonniell Tavoris Jennings, 35, tossed cocaine out of the window. The vehicle got a flat tire during the middle of the chase and the pursuit was called off. Investigators discovered four bags of cocaine within a larger bag at where it was thrown. They weighed to be about 1.7 ounces. Both men were arrested on a felony cocaine trafficking charge. Johnson was also charged with a felony flee/elude police charge and a misdemeanor possession and/or use of drug equipment charge. Jennings also was jailed on a felony destroying/tamper with or fabricate evidence charge. Grandmother Goes Shoplifting with Grandchildren A grandmother was arrested after taking her grandchildren to go shoplifting. 52-year-old Shelethia Douglas is accused of stealing over $300 worth of merchandise at a Kohls department store with the help of her two grandchildren. However, Douglas was not successful in fooling employees at the store and police were called on to the scene. Douglas was arrested and was released. Family members did not comment on the incident. Instead, Douglas commented saying she regretted her actions and that she just did it to support her grandchildren, but authorities say they believe she was trying to steal pillows and perfume. Police say it is not surprising that young children are being used to shoplift to make it less obvious. Times are getting hard and people are starting to look to shoplifting as a last resort. The Department of Children & Families have launched their own investigation. Reports alo say the mother of the children is said to be serving in the Navy and is currently away at sea. Stepson Brutally Beaten and Also Forced to Eat Metal Screws Belleville, IL It all started when the school nurse at an elementary school discovered bruises on the arms, back, and rear of a 12-yearold, showing severe signs of abuse. Investigators found out that the stepfather of the boy, James P. Jennings, 39, was angry with him for coming out of his bedroom, eating cookies, and letting the family dogs outside. Jennings instructed him to not leave his bedroom before leaving for work and as punishment, he made him do over 1,000 pushups and eat the cookie crumbs off the floor because he said that it was harmful for the dogs if they ate it. He also beat him with a wooden paddle until it broke and forced him to eat the two metal screws that came out of it. The abuse ended at around 5 a.m. and the boy was woken up not too long later to go to school. When the boy was taken to the hospital, x-rays showed that there were screws in his stomach. When police arrived at the home, they arrested Jennings and took the child in care of the Department of Children and Family Services. Jennings is being charged with felony aggravated battery, two counts of misdemeanor domestic battery and four counts of misdemeanor endangering the life of a child. The mother Lashawn M. Jennings, 39, was not even in the same state at the time of the incident. When she flew in from Florida and arrived home, she was arrested immediately. She was charged with one count of felony aggravated battery, two counts of domestic battery, and four counts of endangering the life of a child. James Jennings is being held on $400,000 bail, while Lashawn Jennings is being held on $20,000 bail. Shelethia Douglas Stevhen Johnson Lonniell Jennings

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MARCH 31, 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: Nashay Barnette Age: 14 Weight: 150 lbs Last seen: 3/18/12 Name: Aubrianna Brown Age: 14 Weight: 150 lbs Last seen: 3/18/12 Name: Tyquan M. Hendrith Age: 16 Weight: 135 lbs Last seen: 3/06/12 Name: Shanelle Ashley Ramsamugh Age: 16 Weight: 130 lbs Last seen: 2/06/12 Name: Amber Szweda Age: 17 Weight: 135 lbs Last seen: 3/06/12MOSTWANTED Shooter SoughtPolice responded to a shooting at 1st Street and Fuller Lane on March 26, 2012. Investigation revealed four people were shot. The victims were three adult males and one adult female. All four victims received non-life threatening injuries. The suspect(s) are unknown and this is an ongoing investigation. Anyone with any information about the identity of the suspect(s) 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. Name:Mossie Lamont BrooksOffense: Aggravated Battery Intended Harm Name:Markeith Brendello BurseOffense:Escape Name: Clark Gable BurtOffense:Domestic Battery Strangle Name: Armand James Bullard Offense: Traffic in Stolen Property Name: Jermaine Darnell Broadnax Offense: Aggravated Assault w/Weapon No Intent to Kill Name: Temple R. Broussard Offense: Aggravated Child Abuse



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In what is being hailed as the strongest field ever in NCAA women's basketball tournament history, all number seeds from the regional contests made it to the Final Four. Baylor, Connecticut, Notre Dame and Stanford head to Denver, Colo. for the championship. Dunking sensation 6-8 center Brittney Griner leads Baylor. Connecticut has a balanced team led by senior Tiffany Hayes. Notre Dame has a trio of weapons led by junior point guard Skylar Diggins. Stanford has a double-Oguwmike, sisters Nneka and Chiney, dominate for the Cardinal. In unexpected development for Baylor, school officials announced Thursday afternoon that head coach Kim Mulkey has been diagnosed with Bells Palsy. I noticed while we were in Des Moines last week that my tongue felt strange, said Mulkey. Yesterday I noticed when I smiled, only the left side of my mouth was working. Also, my right eye was drooping and I couldnt hear properly out of my right ear. She is receiving treatment with an anti-viral medication along with oral steroids to reduce the inflammation of the facial nerve according to the teams trainers. Final Four play tips off on Saturday at 6:30 p.m. ET with Connecticut vs. Notre Dame followed by Stanford vs. Baylor. The games will be televised on ESPN and streamed online at ESPN3.com. Baylor Heisman Trophy winner, Robert Griffin III, a big supporter of the Lady Bears, is expected to be in attendance. The Jacksonville Transportation Authority Board unanimously approved a contract amendment resulting in Michael Blaylocks tenure as Executive Director ending September 30, 2012. Blaylock has served the authority for 30 years, the last 10 as Executive Director. Authority Chairman Ed Burr reminded the Board of the Authoritys significant accomplishments during Blaylocks tenure, including successful completion of 31 Better Jacksonville Plan projects valued at over half a billion dollars largely on budget and on time, the acquisition of nearly 200 million dollars in discretionary grant funding to advance transportation projects in Northeast Florida, significant enhancement to transit rider amenities, including bus shelters, and dramatic increases in customer satisfaction. According to Board Chairman Ed Burr, Michael has served the Authority with dedication and distinction, and in my many years of knowing him, Mr. Blaylock has always put the needs of the Authority and the public it serves first. His approach to this transition process is another example of this. The transition agreement approved by the Board reduces Mr. Blaylocks severance under the existing contract by half, and ends the existing contract 20 months early. Kimberly Smedley pleaded guilty to illegally injecting women's buttocks with silicone. According to reports, She's going to jail for literally putting junk in the trunk. Georgia native Kimberly Smedley -accused of traveling across the East Coast injecting women's buttocks with toxic silicone to enlarge them -pleaded guilty to a felony conspiracy charge stemming from the illegal operation, according to the Smoking Gun. Smedley, 45, reportedly had clients in Baltimore, D.C., Detroit, Philadelphia and New York City who would pay her $1,600 for the injections rather than the usual $10,000 for injections. Smedley admitted to a New York Post reporter in 2008 that she was "not a nurse," but clients would pay for the process that included pumping silicone used for "metal or plastic lubrication, as an additive for paint and coatings, and furniture or automotive polishes," in their rears court documents show. The Southern Christian Leadership Conference National Office under the direction of Board Chairman Dr. Bernard Lafayette; the State SCLC President Art Rocker and the Local President Pastor R. L. Gundy, are opposed to State Attorney Angela Coreys appointment as Special Prosecutor by Governor Rick Scott in the Trayvon Martin case, as stated at their press conference. Her questionable record of fairness as a State Attorney in Duval, Nassau and Clay County and in her own words she is not troubled by the fact theres a jail population of 45% over capacity. She has a history of consistently finding in favor of the police office in officer involved shootings that are, in the eyes of the public, extremely biased, to include the case of the Police Officers that fired 42 shots into a vehicle with the mother and her two children in the car. She stated, the governor appointed me because of my record in these cases. She is right, and it looks like an apparent set up, not an honest effort To seek the apparent truth. Joann Coopers lawyers say the five police officers were unjustified when they fired 42 shots that left Cooper and her 2-year-old son, Daniel Crichton, wounded on March 26. However, Angela Corey found no fault with it. But two of the officers had to resign. (Florida Times Union Report.) Our biggest concern in her being appointed as special prosecutor in Trayvon Martin case is who will be appointed to the grand jury in Sanford, Florida. Is it a non-bias grand jury pool; are their people of all races on the grand jury? The Trayvon Martin case has the appearance of pre-meditated murder and the appearance of a cover up by the Sheriff/Police Department of Sanford. We are requesting an independent investigator be appointed by the governor that does not have the negative history of Angela Corey. Also, we request that the Justice Department continues to step in and continue their investigation of this killing as a Civil Rights violation case. Did Corey fire all black prosecutors but no one, raised a question of concern? We will conduct an independent community fact-gathering/public hearing in Duval County, Florida concerning the several questionable police involved shooting incidents and the unjust sentences in the Duval County Justice System, this Thursday. SCLCContinued on A-2 yyy0vjghnqtkfcuvct0eqo Looking for customers to patronize your business or utilize your services? If you answered YES, then you need to place an ad in The Florida Star or Georgia Star! CALL 904/766-8834 to place your ad TODAY!! 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PAGE A-2 THE STAR MARCH 31, 2012 UENEContinued from A-1 We are further extremely disappointed with the black on black crime in this nation and call for a national moratorium on gun sales at gun shows. These weapons end up in the hands of too many youth in America of all colors. Jacksonville and Florida is nationally known for guns being traced backed to gun dealers in Jacksonville and the weapons are being used in crimes across America and the weapons are also being traced to crime South of the Border. -Lastly we are requesting the Florida Legislature immediately convene hearing in both the Florida House of Representative and the Florida Senate on the so-call Hold Your Ground law that has been the excuse for the lack of an arrest being made in the Trayvon Martin killing. This poorly-conceived legislation has been proven deadly in this case as well as the case in Miami and several other in the state. We can no longer stand silent in the face of the epidemic of killings in the Black community in any form. The undue loss of life to gun violence is a dilemma that is not isolated in the Black community however, it has had a proportionately more devastating impact on this community. Whether the assailant is a uniformed officer, criminal or even unthinkable a private citizen-vigilante, the end result is a mother that has to bury a son or a father than will not see their child live up to their God-given expectation. We ask that this tragic condition be viewed as a public-health issue and all appropriate local, state and federal resources be applied to study and resolve the root causes of this issue in the communities of color, said the SCLC leaders. EPP"Tgrqtvu"Tghwpf"Tqddgt{ Law enforcement says it's one of the biggest, most brazen crimes in the U.S. criminals stealing your tax refund by stealing your identity, going online, and getting the refund money. Police even call it the new "crack cocaine of crime," and in some Florida neighborhoods, it's actually replaced street level drug dealing. Police officials and the Tampa mayor blame the IRS because it allows the refunds to be put on debit cards, and sends out the return before completely checking the information. For the first time, our investigation shows the fraud as it's happening on the streets of North Miami Beach and Tampa, Florida, we interview two police detectives who are themselves victims, and talk to a police informant who teaches people how to do tax refund fraud. In an exclusive interview, the IRS deputy commissioner says it's a "balancing act" to get the returns out fast to legitimate taxpayers and keep fraudulent ones from going to criminals. The IRS has identified $6.5 billion in ID-related tax refund fraud last year, but does not know how much was going undetected. Vqo"Lq{pgt"cpf"Hqtf"Oqvqt"Eqorcp{by Dennis Wade The Tom Joyner Fantastic Voyage sailed March 26th from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and will return March 31th. The cruise will make stops at Ocho Rios, Jamaica and Nassau and CoCoCay Bahamas. This is the sixth consecutive year that Ford has been the automotive exclusive sponsor and the first year that it is the official presenting sponsor of the cruise that benefits historically Black Colleges and Universities. Ford will also give away the keys to a 2013 Ford Escape. The promotion kicked off March 26th and will end March 31st. The contest was available to cruise passengers or Tom Joyners listeners. To register to win the 2013 Ford Escape visit ww.blackamericaweb.com. You can also learn more about the all new 2013 Ford Escape by logging onto www.fordurban.com Because Im from Detroit and have had many relatives and friends that worked for the Ford Motor Company, I am extremely proud that for the sixth consecutive year the Ford Motor Company is partnering with the Tom Joyner Foundation to support Historically Black Colleges and Universities. I interviewed Shawn Lollie, Manager of Multicultural Markets and was impressed with Fords wisdom in linking a great product that supports Historical Black Colleges and Universities with 30 Million African Americans and their Trillion Dollar buying powersimply brilliant. KV"KU"PQV"VQQ"GCTN[ KH"[QW"CTG"3:."KV"KU"PQV"VQQ"UQQP [QW"ECP"TGIKUVGT"VQ"XQVG" FQPV"LWUV"VJKPM"CDQWV"KV"/"FQ"KV#

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JACKSONVILLE, FL ALFORD, Ollie Dean, 74, died March 22, 2012. ALMON, Shedrick, Jr., 51, died March 21, 2012. AMBROSE Lester, 56, died March 23, 2012. ANDREWS Ann M., 78, died March 25, 2012. AVERA Harry, 52, died March 25, 2012. BAKER, William Bill Edward, Jr., 68, died March 24, 2012. BROWN, Alma W., died March 22, 2012. BROWN, Kelli Larkin, 38, died March 21, 2012. BRYANT, Anna Bell, died March 22, 2012. BUFFINGTON, Lorrine, 67, died March 24, 2012. CLUTTER, Melvin Lee, died March 25, 2012. CRUTCHFIELD Chad, 39, died March 25, 2012. DAVID, Dorothy Louise, died March 24, 2012. DOUGLAS, Lawrence, died March 25, 2012. FELK, Charles Kelvin, died March 24, 2012. FEWOX, Raleigh Lee R.L., 59, died March 23, 2012. GARRY, James William, Sr., 84, died March 25, 2012. GRAHAM, Alvin, died March 25, 2012. HALLEY, Maria, died March 24, 2012. HARMON, Daniel H., Jr., died March 20, 2012. HAYES, Melvin, died March 21, 2012. HODGIN, Robert Warren, died March 21, 2012. HOPKINS, Bettye McDaniel, died March 24, 2012. HOPKINS, Brenda, 49, died March 23, 2012. JOHNSON, David W., died March 25, 2012. JONES, Linda C., died March 20, 2012. JONES, Nicholas John Timothy, 29, died March 21, 2012. KENT, Victor Leroy, 68, died March 21, 2012. KESTER, Ronnie, 60, died March 22, 2012. C.L. Page Mortuary, Inc. KITCHEN, Queen E., died March 20, 2012. KRATOCHVIL, Clyde H., died March 23, 2012. LAW, Rubin, Jr., 61, died March 22, 2012. LEON, Willie, died March 22, 2012. McBRIDE, Bennie, died March 21, 2012. MILLER, Jeffery R., 60, died March 21, 2012. MITCHELL, Carolyn Janice, 51, died March 21, 2012. MULHALL, Mildred McKee Mickey 85, died March 22, 2012. MULVIHILL, Linda Joyce, 49, died March 23, 2012. PINTO, Rachel McKenzie, died March 23, 2012. PRUITT, Iura Annie Maw Maw, 92, died March 21, 2012. PULAK, Jennifer Lynn, 66, died March 24, 2012. RIBICH, Julia Flad, died March 26, 2012. ROWELL, Barbara Marie, 65, died March 25, 2012. WADE, Patricia Anne, 46, died March 20, 2012. WELLS, Onell, died March 22, 2012. WEST, Lee, died March 25, 2012. WILLIAMS, Necole Shantell, died March 23, 2012. WILLIAMS, Ranay, 61, died March 24, 2012. WILSON, Sedrick, died March 23, 2012. W RAY, Lewis Alva, 65, died March 25, 2012.~*~GEORGIA DEATHS March 27, 2012 CARROLL, Joseph E., Sr., died March 25, 2012. CARPENTER Shirley May, died March 25, 2012. DOWLING, Keith Elton, 42, died March 24, 2012. SOUTHALL, Lessie, died March 25, 2012. Historic Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church 201 East Beaver St. (904) 355-9475 Rev. Pearce Edwing, Sr. Sunday Worship Service . . . . . . . . 10:00 a.m. Church School . . . . . . . . . 8:30 p.m. Wednesday Glory Hour Bible Study . . . . . . .10:00 a.m. Jehovah Jireh Bible Study . . . . . . 6:30 p.m. 2nd & 4th Thursday Young at Heart Ministry . . .10:00 a.m. Friday Joy Explosion Ministry . . . . . . . 6:30 p.m. The Church DirectoryCome and Worship With Us New Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church1824 Prospect Street Jacksonville, FL 32208Sunday School ................9:30 a.m. Sunday Morning Intercessory Prayer.................10:45 a.m. Morning Worship ......................11:00 a.m. Youth Church 2nd & 3rd Sundays (Old Sanctuary) Tuesday Pastoral Bible Study ................ 7:00 p.m. Elder Arnitt Jones, Acting Pastor Rev. Joe Calhoun, Pastor Emeritus (904) 764-5727 Church GREATER EL-BETHEL DIVINE HOLINESS CHURCHThe Church Where Everybody Is SomebodyBishop Lorenzo Hall., Pastor Street Address: 723 W. 4th St. Jacksonville, Florida 32209 Mailing Address: P.O. Box 3575, Jacksonville, Florida 32206Church Telephone: (904) 359-0661 Home: (904) 358-8932 Cell: 710-1586Sunday School.......................................................................................9:30 a.m. Morning Worship.................................................................................11:00 a.m. Tuesday................................................Prayer Meeting & Bible Study,7:00 p.m. Thursday...............................................................................Joy Night,7:00 p.m.Email: Gospell75@aol.com Website: Greaterelbethel.org Faith In Our CommunitySchedule of Events and ServicesPAGE A-3 THE STAR MARCH 31, 2012 Tune In To WCGL AM RadioForIMPACT IMPACTTuesday and Thursday from 8:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.AtWCGL1360.comThe Florida Star and Impact Striving To Make A Difference! Clara McLaughlin Leath Host Yvonne Brooks Co-Host CHURCH DEATH NOTICES DEATH NOTICES Central Metropolitan C.M.E. Church4611 North Pearl St., Jacksonville, FL 32206 Ofc (904) 354-7426 Fax (904) 354-0934Rev. Marquise Hardrick, Pastor ~ Worship Service ~Sun Church School 9:30a.m. Sun Morning Worship -10:45 a.m. Tues Eve Bible Study 6:30 p.m. Wed Bible Study 12 Noon Wed Feeding Ministry 2:00 p.m. ANNOUNCEMENTS Lion of the Tribe of Judah Ministries, Inc. PASTOR Dr. Sirretta Williams (Temporary services held) 623 Beechwood St., Jacksonville, FL 32206 Sunday School.......10:00 a.m. ~ Sunday Worship .......11:00 a.m. Every 5th Sunday Friends and Family Day Wednesday Bible Study 7:00 p.m. Direct Phone: 904.866.7047 Office Phone: 904.356.4226 Seeing Beyond The Lifestyle To Save A Life Website: www.lottojm.com Listings are due the Tuesday before the next issue. Email submissions preferred. Send to: Info@TheFloridaStar.com Rev. Marquise & Mrs. Deedra Hardrick Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you; and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen. Mathew 28:19-20 C. L. Page Mortuary offers full funeral and cremation services at an affordable price because we care. We are now offering Live Streaming of Funeral and Visitation Services.3031 Moncrief Road Jacksonville, FL 32209Visit us atWWW.CLPAGEMORTUARY.COM Carla L. Page, LFDIC Come join Bishop Dr. Lorenzo Hall Sr.everyWednesday and Thursday from 12:00 Noon to 1:00 PM for Prayer Meeting and Bible Study at The Greater El-Beth-El Divine Holiness Church, located at 723 W. 4th Street, Jacksonville, FL 32209. Ask Us About OurALPHONSO WEST MORTUARY, INC.4409 Soutel Dr. Jacksonville, FL 32208 Tel: (904) 766-9671 Fax: (904) 766-2354 DIRECTORSDeborah West Alphonso West Jacqueline Y. 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... THE MOUNT BETHEL MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH The Greatest Story Ever Told presented by The Music and Arts Ministry of The Mount Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, Saturday, April 07, 2012 @ 6:00pm in the church sanctuary located at 1620 Helena St., Jacksonville, on the North Side of town. Dr. Robert E. Herring, Sr., Pastor. FRIENDSHIP PRIMITIVE BAPTIST CHURCH Mother Board will have a Prayer Breakfast on Saturday April 07, at 8:30a.m.-11:00a.m., 1106 Pearce Street, Jacksonville. Please come out and join us concerning this event. Please contact us a (904) 353-7734. FAMILIES OF SLAIN CHILDREN, INC. presents its Annual Community Easter Egg Hunt, Saturday, April 7, 2012 at 2pm. 3108 North Myrtle Ave. in Jacksonville. For more information, call (904) 6834986 or www.fosci.org. GREATER NEW MOUNT MORIAH MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH 1953 West 9th St., in Jacksonville, with Dr. Percy Jackson, Sr., as Pastor, is having the 17th Gospel Singing Anniversary of Deacon Willie Kirkland, Sunday, April 1, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. Featured Guest: Gospel Tones, C.E. Lancy Choir, New Creations, Sweet Inspiration, Gospel Shepperds, Victory Gospel Singers, The Scott Family, Spiritualistics, Gospel Caravans, New Spirit Travelers, Sisters of Praise, Men of Praise, Royal Spirituals, Spiritone, Gods House of Worship-Pastor Michael Howliet, Brother Floyd Perkins and others. For more information, call (904) 713-9183. SAINT PAUL AME CHURCH 6910 New Kings Rd., will begin Holy Week observation on Palm Sunday, April 1, 2012. A Palm Sunday Parade with the re-enactment of Christs entrance toward His death on the cross and His resurrection from the grave is slated to begin at 9:15 on US1. A revival will be held on Monday and Tuesday, April 2-3, 2012 at 6:30 p.m. The Reverend Michael K. Bouie, pastor of Mt. Herman AME Church, Miami, FL will be the guest revivalist. Maundy Thursday observance will take place in the James M. Proctor Center at 6:30 p.m. On Resurrection Sunday, April 8, 2012, Sunrise Fellowship will begin at 6:00 a.m. Early worship Service will be held at 7:30 a.m. The Fine Arts Ministry and the Department of Christian Education will present an Easter Drama at 9:30 a.m. The final Worship experience for the day will take place at 10:55 a.m. The public, friends and Sister Churches are extended a warm welcome to share in all services. The Reverend Dr. Marvin C. Zanders, II is the pastor of Saint Paul. Please contact the office of the Church at 764-2755 for more information. Call (904) 418-9137For live interviews (7:00 PM 9:00 PM) on Empowering Word Network & to rapp or sing your Gospel song on the phone! You may be selected for our Bless The Mic concert/contest! The winner will receive a FREE (3) song demo CD & Contract. The winner will also appear on the BLESS THE MIC TV Show and 24/7 Praise Radio on Tuesdays 7:00 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.Send your CD(s) and information to P.O. Box 11835, Jacksonville, FL 32239

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Sandy Neal Freelance Writer/Photographer Photos courtesy of Breon Boger Media Design Saturday night at PURE Nightclub 1800 Tequila sponsored the birthday party for the Crown Capital/ Point Blank C.E.O. Ivory Orr and his VIP Manager John Sloan along with the celebration of DJ Byrds Web Release and clothing line endorsement by A. Tiziano. Dj Byrd and DJ Dev (Orlando) were on the turntables pumping out the hits as the crowd anxiously awaited the appearance of the host for the night R&B Singer Tank. Tank sang a few of his hits such as Sex music and Celebration he also had the entire club Swag Surfing which the partygoers really enjoyed. The club also enjoyed the appearances of special guest Terrance Knighton of the Jacksonville Jaguars and Laveranues Coles formerly of the New York Jets along with his cousin Antonio Lawrence (Guard) of the Jacksonville Giants. R&B Singer Tank at PURE Night Club Birthday Celebration and appearances from special guestsMARCH 31, 2012 THE STAR PAGE A-4 Ivory Orr DJ Byrd and DJ Dev R&B Singer Tank

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TYRESE PERFORMS AT THE FLORIDA THEATER Story by Sandy Neal, Freelance Writer/Photographer for The Florida Star R&B Singer, Actor, Author and former Model, Tyrese (A.K.A Jodi) was at the Florida Theater Sunday Night for an awesome performance with opening acts Aaron Bing (Saxophonist), Odd Rod (Poet), Tony D (Comedian) and Leon Timbo (The latest artist signed to Tyreses Label and he is from Jacksonville). DJ PLO was on the turntables for the pre and intermission jams with Jean.com as the host. Aaron Bing mesmerized the women with his saxophone as he walked the aisles and gave some of the women one on one attention with his Sax, of course. Odd Rod had the crowd on their feet as he flowed effortlessly through the words of his poems; he is also a local talent. Tony D had the crowd laughing to his jokes. Leon Timbo was definitely an added bonus to the show, he is very talented with his guitar. Tyrese has grown as a singer and actor among his many other achievements since he sang on the back of a city bus in a 1994 Coca Cola commercial. He has starred in such movies as Fast Five, Transformers (Dark of the Moon), Waist Deep and Americas favorite, his betrayal of Jodi in Baby Boy just to name a few. He sang many of the crowd favorites such as; How You Gonna Act Like That, Lately, What Am I Gonna Do, and Sweet Lady. Around The Area Around The Area PAGE A-6 THE STAR MARCH 31, 2012 Rally In Jacksonville for Justice R & B Singer Tyrese R & B Singer Tyrese Saxophonist Aaron Bing Leon Timbo Story by M. E. Ford of The Florida Star A rally was held in Jacksonville Saturday, March 24th. More than 1,000 people gathered. At the rally, a video was shown of Zimmerman entering the jail house escorted by police on the night of the shooting. The video shows no signs of Zimmerman being in a scuffle with Trayvon Martin on the night he was killed. There were no scars or signs of blood on Zimmermans face or clothes. If Zimmermans nose was broken and if Trayvon had beat him in his face as he claimed, the video would have shown some sign of bruising even if he was seen first by paramedics. Its sad with everything that has happened, we still can not call this a case, because Zimmerman is still a free man. So, until he comes out of hiding, we need to understand that we need to keep our money in our pockets and stop trying to show our support by buying items pertaining to this incident. It only makes others that do not have anything to do with this richer. Invest in the future by supporting President Obama for the next presidency. Odd Rod the Poet State Representative Mia Jones, Anthony Hill in the background, the Martins Attorney Crump on the far right. Former State Senator Anthony Hill, Attorney Crump for Martins family, and NAACP President Isiah Rumlin. The cround gatherd to show their support rain or shine.

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By Carlette DeLeon STKITTS The first two bookings for the 16th Annual St. Kitts Music Festival have been announced. The Festival Committee has confirmed that Grammy Award winning artists Roberta Flack and Damian "Jr Gong" Marley will perform at this year's event. The "Sweet Sixteen" edition of the Music Festival takes place on Thursday June 28th to Saturday June 30th, 2012, at the historic Warner Park Stadium in Basseterre, St. Kitts' capital city. Minister of Tourism & International Transport, Senator Ricky Skerritt, said he was extremely pleased to learn that these two stellar musicians will perform in St. Kitts. "Hosting such an internationally acclaimed reggae superstar and a legendary soul songstress at the same Festival embodies what this event is all about the mix of musical genres, age ranges, and the unifying power of music that our Festival has grown to represent," Minister Skerritt said. Globally loved Roberta Flack will bring touches of jazz, soul, R&B, and folk music, and is best known for her Hot 100 #1 singles "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face", "Killing Me Softly with His Song" and "Feel Like Makin' Love", as well as "Where Is the Love" and "The Closer I Get to You." "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" won the 1973 Grammy Record of the Year and "Killing Me Softly with His Song" won the same award in 9174. Flack and U2 are the only artists to win the award in consecutive years. The Grammy Award-winning artist has had her hits covered by the likes of The Fugees, Alicia Keys, the Jackson 5 and the late Luther Vandross. Flack recently made headlines when in February this year she released a new album "Let It Be Roberta: Roberta Flack Sings the Beatles," in which she has taken 12 Beatles songs and infused them with gospel, neo-soul, hip-hop, or smooth jazz rhythm and beats to go along with her distinct alto voice. Jamaican reggae artist Damian Marley, who is the youngest son of Bob Marley, has won three Grammy Awards. Damian's nickname Junior Gong is derived from his father's nickname of Tuff Gong, and his real commercial breakthrough came from the single "Welcome to Jamrock" released in 2004. Set to a mesmerizing rhythm, the track explored the real-life hardship and political strife facing the people of Jamaica. The success of the single led to a bidding war for Damian's next album, and he decided to sign with Universal. By ARTHIANIXON Caribbean News Editor BARBADOS: REDjet will not be operating a service to and from St. Lucia in May 2012, it has been confirmed from the company. Additionally, REDjet flights have been suspended until further notice. The inconvience has several islands considering to discontinue the airlines arrival at their airports. According to CEO Ian Burns, the airline is not receiving any assistance like the heavily subsidized airlines that serve the region. We at REDjet set out to deliver the Caribbeans first affordable air service and we have successfully launched a small number of routes that have in their performance, demonstrated the necessity and popularity for a low fares service in the region, said Burns. Our aircraft and our dedicated staff are performing extremely well and we are willing and able to continue to provide affordable transport across the Caribbean and beyond but we cannot. He said that the company has seen other carriers drastically cut their fares in an effort to shut down REDjet and return to high fares and business as usual with no regard to the negative impact on travelers. In spite of their subsidised efforts, our passenger numbers have continued to rise because you, our patrons, enjoy our clean, comfortable and well maintained aircraft as well as our excellent service delivered at affordable ticket prices, added Burns. REDjet has no alternative but to suspend flights from 23:59pm on 16th March until further notice. All passengers booked on any REDjet flight from Saturday should contact the call centre 24 hours before scheduled departure time for an update on their flight status. Burns added affected passengers will be offered refunds or the option to travel with REDjet upon commencement of services, noting that the refund procedure can take up to three weeks. REDjet would like to thank all their loyal patrons for their words of support, the company said in its most recent statement up to press time. REDjet continues to negotiate with relevant authorities and due to the sensitive nature of talks, cannot comment any further at this time. While our flight operations have been suspended, REDjet staff continue to work around the clock to maintain the integrity of our business and to ensure a smooth and efficient transition when we resume service. We appreciate your patience and loyalty and will update our passengers as soon as more information becomes available. MARCH 31, 2012 THESTAR PAGEA-7By ARTHIANIXON Caribbean News Editor CANADA: Vincentian Earl Ole George Daniel is presently dancing his way into the Guinness Book Of World Records while trying to bring awareness to a native people in distress. Ole George, who works as a social worker in the remote (and extremely cold) Arctic region of Canada began dancing at 7p.m. on Wednesday, March 28, 2012. He intends to dance for 123 hours and 15 minutes consecutively to every genre of music. According to the rules, he is allowed a five minute rest every hour or accumulate his minutes. He plans to take a break 20 minutes every four hours. While many people choose to dance for fun, Ole George is focused on raising awareness of the Inuit people and first nations people whose suicide rate is amongst the highest in the world. This project is one of the strong eye openers to many of us. It is unbelievable even shocking that it is here in Inukjuak, said one of the tribes councilmen. I believe this will bring many great life values to all of us, God bless him and those who suffered or loss someone from suicide. Pushing himself to the extreme is nothing new for the 49 year-old. He has already walked for a staggering six days straight around his native St. Vincent and walked great distances on other islands in the West Indies and in New York. A live web stream of the dance challenge is viewable by logging on to www.dennisdaniel.org Ole George is pictured above right with a Native Canadian representative. Roberta Flack And Damian Marley Set For St. Kitts Music Festival REDJet Losing Altitude As Caribbean Choice Airline As Suspension Keeps Fleet Grounded Caribbean Man Dancing Six Days Without Sleep To Raise Awareness Of Alarming Native Canadian Suicide Rates Pope Benedict XVI Meets Fidel Castro While On Cuban Vist; Slams U.S. EmbargoBy ARTHIANIXON Caribbean News Editor CUBA:Images of Pope Benedict XVI and Fidel Castro were released on Wednesday, shortly after photos of the world saw the 84 year-old pontiff with current President, Raul Castro. An estimated 300,000 people showed up in Revolution Square in Havana to hear the Pope speak. Before jetting to Rome, the Pope gave a last speech at the airport making references to the embargo between the United States and the communist Caribbean island. He stated: "No-one should feel excluded from taking up this exciting search by the limitations of their basic freedoms, or excused from this by indolence or a lack of material resources a situation which is worsened when restrictive economic measures, imposed from outside the country, unfairly burden its people. The right to freedom of religion, both in its private and in its public dimension, manifests the unity of the human person, who is at once a citizen and a believer,he said during his Homily. It also legitimizes the fact that believers have a contribution to make to the building up of society. Strengthening religious freedom consolidates social bonds, nourishes the hope of a better world, creates favorable conditions for peace and harmonious development, while at the same time establishing solid foundations for securing the rights of future generations. The Pope was on a three day visit of the island. LisaRayes Ex, Michael Missick Believed To Be In D.R. As Interpol Warrant For His Arrest Is Maintained By ARTHIANIXON Caribbean News Editor TURKSAND CAICOS: Former Premier of TCI and ex-husband of actress Lisa Raye, Michael Missick was last spotted in The Dominican Republic amid Interpol issuing an international warrant for his arresnt. As we reported last week, he is seeking political asylum outside TCI He is wanted for corruption and money laundering during his time in office Last June, all of his assests were frozen including the LaRaye Cinemas, named for Lisa Raye. Photo: LisaRaye and Missick in TCItourism ad

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Rick Blackston, Randall Malpress, Ronald Hughes, Oliver Smith, Larry Bird, Melvin Govan, Kenneth Othell Burrough is The Groom surrounded by peers and coaches, Earl Kichings Jr., James Brown Ray Fulton, Willie Sapp and Robert Tillman.MARCH 31, 2012 THESTAR JacksonvillesLOCAL NEWS FLORIDASECTION B Best Wishes and Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Othell Burrough The reception seemed more like a "Pep Rally" with legendary Raines Vikings Earl Kitchins Jr., his mother, Elaine and Coach Coffey. Long time family friend and neighbor Frances Bradley was among well wishers and celebrants. Barbara Breaker, James Burroughs and Lockanetta Weston were among reception guests Jacquelyn and Kenneth Burrough, Married March 11, 2012 By Marsha Dean Phelts, Reporter/Photographer of The Florida StarThe serendipitous circumstances that led to the marriage of Jacqueline Wells and Kenneth Burrough began a long, long, very long time ago with the opening of a school, initially called School No. 165. Back in the day, schools were numbered in chronological order with codes that told you whether it was a white school or a black school. Black schools were assigned numerical orders in the 100s. White schools were assigned numbers from 0-99 and in the 200s. The year that the new school opened both Jackie and Ken were well established in positions of student leadership at different segregated schools on the north side. Each expected that they, like their siblings before them would graduate from Stanton, School No. 153 and Northwestern High School, No. 155. This was in 1964 and the landmark Civil Rights Act outlawing major forms of discrimination against African Americans and women, including racial segregation in schools, at the workplace and by facilities that served the general public had just been passed. The time for integration had come so in 1964, the Duval County School Board made plans for sending African American students to Jean Ribault High School, No. 96, but the then all-white faculty and students rejected the idea. Thats when the school board then decided to build a new 2 million dollars facility for the overcrowded Black north side high schools. School No. 165 opened its doors at 3663 Clarkson Avenue on January 25, 1965. At the end of the 1965 spring semester the school was renamed William Marion Raines Senior High School, No. 165. When Raines opened, neither Jackie nor Ken knew the other. Jackie the baby in her family had become a star athlete in basketball, softball and soccer at Stanton while Ken, the youngest in his family was a 4-letter football, basketball and track jock at Northwestern. Faculty and staff were handpicked for this model School No. 165. Ms. Sallye Daniels, girls athletic director at Stanton High School would set up the girls sports program at the new school. When Coach Daniels left Stanton, varsity members of her team went in a tail spin and either their families moved or they moved in with relatives who lived in the boundaries of School No. 165. Jackie moved from her home in College Garden, in with her cousin, Gwen Bell, transferring in midterm to the new high school. Ken was transferred to the new school because Northwestern was no longer a junior/senior high school. They both were in the second semester of their junior year. Jackie was voted Class Flirt and Most Popular Girl. She was also William M. Raines Homecoming Queen. Ken was voted the Most Outstanding Athlete. In the sports arena, Ken had followed in the footprints and guidance of his big brother, Gene Burrough and Genes best friend, Ivery Black, both were mentors that Little Kenny looked up to all his life. Burrough and Black had been all county and all state star athletes at Northwestern and Edward Waters College. They became successful scouts and sports agents for NFL players and pioneered when opening the first African-American owned sports agency in Florida. Much in Ken and Jackies lives paralleled though it would take over 45 years before either realized what classmates and friends had envisioned and wished for them many years prior. Jackie enjoyed a career as an airline stewardess while Ken was a first round draft for the New Orleans Saints who played in 12 NFL seasons for the Saints and Houston Oilers He was one of only a few NFL players to wear Number 00 on his jersey. Now in semi-retirement, last year Ken was in town making the rounds with family and friends. One day during this visit his hoodies and school chums from the Raines Class of 1966 dropped by Kens sister, (Auntie Roz) Roslyn Burroughs home for an impromptu gathering of fish and crabs or ribs and chicken and their usual tall tales and chit-chat sessions. As their former Homecoming Queen, Jackie Wells joined her classmates; she looked around the great room for a place to sit. Ken moved over on the large circular, sectional sofa making room for her and asked Jackie to sit beside him. Perhaps it was the close seating that caused Ken to place his hand on her thigh that their longstanding friendship in the course of one years time became more than platonic. The spinning of threads that brought them together are the very fibers that fairy tales are made of. The Florida Star is delighted to have been on the scene for the events surrounding the celebrations honoring Ken and Jackie with their families, classmates and teammates. This story book friendship and love between Jacqueline Wells and Kenny Burrough was united in Holy Matrimony Sunday, March 11 at St. Stephens AME Church by Jackies pastor, Rev. Michael Mitchell, in the presence of family and lifetime friends. The marriage of Jackie and Ken was about because of the warm support from a strong network of family and friends, may this marriage be blessed and they live happily ever after. Ken and Jackie cutting the cake. The joyous spirit of Roslyn Burrough, hostess along with Sidney Tillman and Cora Royal Hackley shown throughout the reception. Under the umbrella with Ken are: Gloria Lovette, Patricia Thomas, Monica Reed, Rosiland Raines, Mildred Sapp, Delores Suggs and Faye Dawkins. Former Vikings cheerleader Harriette Sanders was a major consultant and confidant of the bride and groom. Best friends and brothers; Sir Spencer Cobb and Melvin Govan William M. Raines High School Chums celebrating:Gloria Lovette, Linda Williams, Zelma Hughes, Bride of Honor-Jackie Wells Burrough, Harriet Sanders, Justine Redding, Brenda Collier and Delores Suggs. Top right: Ken Burrough and Jacqueline Wells May 28, 1965 at their Junior Senior Prom their first year at William M. Raines

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(StatePoint) For recent graduates hunting for a job, daily headlines about unemployment rates can be disheartening. But many experts say that a down economy is not an insurmountable hurdle toward finding a great job. Even when the job market is discouraging, adopting the right attitude and strategies can help you break into any organization in any industry and start climbing the ladder to success, says Pete Leibman, a career coach, and author of the new book, I Got My Dream Job and So Can You. Leibman, who landed his dream job right out of college working for the NBAs Washington Wizards, offers these tips for those starting out in the workforce: No excuses. Dont let the medias coverage of the economy scare away your jobsearching motivation. You only need one job, and one break. Not 25 jobs, not 100. When you take that into consideration, the unemployment rate wont seem so daunting. Dont have a back-up plan. Commit to your goal with a resilient sprit, not a plan for failure. Of course, youll need to pay bills in the meantime, and perhaps answer to mom and dad, so accept other work -temporarily. It is not a matter of if, its a matter of when you break into your ideal career. Be accountable. Landing a job is a job in and of itself. So set weekly and daily goals that include talking to the people in a position to hire you. Track your time to make sure you are managing your day effectively. Networking is important. Over 70 percent of all jobs are filled behind the scenes through personal contacts and networking, says Leibman. But its not about who you know, and who knows you. The truth is that networking is all about who likes and respects you. When it comes to your contacts, quality is the key. Be likable. To be likable, start by liking yourself. Doing so will come across in your body language and your communication skills, and this will help you both personally and professionally. The next step is to genuinely like others without kissing up or using flattery. People naturally like people who are similar to themselves, so draw on commonalities between you and potential employers to win them over. Stand out. Your resume is not as important as you think. Top employers may receive hundreds or thousands of unsolicited resumes every week. While using keywords and high-tech software programs to beat a computer systems screening process can help, the best way to stand out in a stack of resumes is to never end up in the stack in the first place! Through strategic networking, you can avoid this fate. More career tips can be found at www.BestCareerBook.com. The working world can be a competitive place for a new worker, but with the right strategies you can land a great job, even in a questionable economy. a Job Hunting Tips For Recent GradsPAGE B 2 THE STAR MARCH 31, 2012 /Community Activities Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the number one killer in Florida. On Saturday, March 31, Jacksonville residents can attend a free educational program all about CVD from 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Prime F. Osborn III Convention Center, 1000 Water Street, Jacksonville, FL 32204, and hear directly from area cardiologists. For more information visit http://www.scai.org/KWC. Or call 800992-7224. AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMEN SPEAK OUT! The Florida Times-Union office at One Riverside Avenue, Jacksonville Fl, 32202. on March 31, 2012 from 2:00 pm 4:00 pm. The public is invited to attend and participate by asking questions and making comments. For more information call 904-707-2106 or visit http://www.asalh-jaxfl. DEE DEE BRIDGEWATER TO BILLIE WITH LOVE: A Celebration Of Lady Day, Saturday, March 31 8:00 pm. Only at the Ritz. Contact 904-6325555 for more information, or visit www.ritzjacksonville.com.. NACA AMERICAN DREAM TOUR COMES BACK TO JACKSONVILLE: Nations Big Banks join NACA to offer on site mortgage relief. Free Service to 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. KIDGITS EASTER EVENT on Saturday, March 31 from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. throughout the mall. Participate in various activities including bounce houses, duck-duck-bunny, animal encounters and much more! Kids will receive terrific take-home treats, including a set of pencil drumsticks (while supplies last), HOP stickers and an activity sheet. For more information about the Simon Kidgits Club and Universal Studios Home Entertainment Easter events, visit www.simon.com/kidgits. BLESSING OF THE FLEET, on 4/1/2012, at the Northbank Riverfront Park, Hogan Street Gazebo, Northbank Riverfront, Downtown Jacksonville. To participate in the 2012 Blessing of the Fleet or any other city-sponsored event as a volunteer, call (904) 630-3690 or email events@coj.net. SENIOR DAYS AT MOSH, this Wednesday, April 4, 2012, Museum of Science and History (MOSH), 1025 Museum Circle, Jacksonville, FL 32207. Call 904.396.MOSH for additional information. Upcoming Program for April at Duval County Extension, Thursday, April 5, Producing Vegetable Crops Workshop, Duval County Extension, 1010 N McDuff Ave., 6-8 PM. This workshop will cover an introduction to growing vegetables, integrated pest management, and Organic Production Principles. Call Becky at 255-7450 to register. AMATEUR NIGHT, onFriday, April 6, 2012, at the Ritz Theatre and Museum 829 N. Davis Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Contact 904.632.5555 for more information. The Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens announces a RABBIT ROMP EGG HUNT event on Saturday, April 7, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Guests should bring their own baskets to collect the eggs. located on Jacksonvilles north side at 370 Zoo Parkway, one-half mile east from I-95. For more information on the Zoo, log on to www.jacksonvillezoo.org. HURTING FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN IN CRIME : Easter egg Hunt & Family Fun Day, Saturday, April 7, 2012, at the Ansley at Harts Rd Apartments, 11011 Harts Rd., Jacksonville Fl, 32218 from 1pm-7pm. For more information please contact Linda Dayson at: (904) 755-9863. Heart Downtown Application Mark your calender to join Downtown Vision, Inc. for the next Downtown Operations Meeting on Wednesday, April 11, 9:30 a.m., at the Main Library, Room G4. To attend, please RSVP to the director of district services, Amy Harrell, at (904) 634-0303 ext. 224 or via email. CANDLELIGHT VIGIL: Gabriel Meyers candlelight vigil on April 16th, at 6:30pm, 305 N. Ft. Harrison Ave. and the Vigil, at the Memorial Causeway in Clearwater, ends at 8:45pm. Please contact Laurie Anspach at (727)-442-8820 or laurie@cchrflorida.org for additional information. Seeking More Mentor-Protg Opportunities? Register for the 22nd Annual OSDBU Procurement Conference. Thursday, 19, 2012 at Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, D.C. from 8:00a.m. 5:00p.m. Contact George Hall George@fbcinc.com, (240) 841-2208 or John ONeill john@fbcinc.com, (240) 841-2214 for additional information. FIFTH THIRD BANK DRIVES FINANCIAL WELLNESS, Visitors to the bus receive one-on-one credit counseling, money management and budget advice and homeownership educational opportunities. Monday, April 23, 10 a.m. 2 p.m., Beaver Street Enterprise, 1225 West Beaver St., Jacksonville, Fla. 32204. For more information about the eBus, please contact Amanda Jones at 904-486-1927. By:Farris LongC.A.R.V.E.I can't really think of anyone in my circle who has a life that is as busy as mine. I'm sure there are some but I just don't know them. This week I finally came to grips with the fact that I am legitimately a busy person. Being busy isn't necessarily a bad thing. It's busy without balance and or boundaries that creates and cultivates chaos in our lives. I have discovered something very profound in my own lifeso profound in fact, that I felt the need to share it. In my time of reflection I quickly began to realize that in all my busy-ness, I have neglected to take time for me!! Such neglect can cause a person to lose touch with who they really are and all the things they enjoy in life. If the truth be told, it probably isn't so much that we lose who we are, as much as it is us losing sight of the guide markers that help us to navigate to the person we are supposed to become. I believe that there are so many important things in our lives that go undone because we do not give them proper attention. It can be as simple as committing to reading your bible daily. If we do not set aside time each day, we could look up and realize we haven't read our bible (outside the church setting) in days...weeks...maybe even MONTHS! This doesnt just go for spiritual things but it goes for natural things as well. Americans spend millions upon millions of dollars on gym memberships that they do not consistently use... Why? Because they do not carve the time out of their schedule to give attention to their health. Some of us (myself included) do not rest properly or even get proper relaxation time because we do not C.A.R.V.E out the time. We C.A.R.V.E. Out time for the things that we give priority to. In order to redefine our lives we have to realign our priorities. I am writing about this because it is an area that I struggle with personally at times. I have three books that I should have completed a long time ago. But because I have not C.A.R.V.E.D. out the time to make it happen, the books that should already be on the store shelves are still sitting unfinished on the hard drive of my computer. I want to introduce to you the C.A.R.V.E. principle and challenge you to implement it into your everyday life. Create a space for yourself each day to pursue your personal aspirations Assertively protect those moments as your own. Remember that a lot of people may not embrace this process because it means you take some of your attention off them and their needs. Value your right to do something for YOU. Examine and celebrate your progress often. Tracking your progress reveals that progress is actually taking place. Celebrating your progress provides the fuel to make more progress. There is an old colloquialism that says, It's a poor frog that won't praise his own pond. I am challenging everyone to take the C.A.R.V.E. challenge with me for 30 days. Let's see what kind of great things happen in your life. If you are joining me on the challenge, tweet me @farrislong or facebook.com/farrislong MAKE IT COUNT Announcements, meetings, happenings, and community events scheduled in Jacksonville and the surrounding area An Easy Way To Improve Your Homes Value (StatePoint) Not all home improvements are created equally if youre looking for a clear return on investment. But according to the National Association of Realtors, a bathroom upgrade is a good bet, yielding a 64.1 percent return on what you spend. And to do it well an architect can help, says the American Institute of Architects. He or she will work with you to determine a plan of action for meeting your goal. It could be a simple change, such as adding flex lighting for ambience, or more complex, like extensive remodeling, to completely redo the space. To find an architect in your local area who will make the most of your space visit http://architectfinder.aia.org

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THESTAR LOCAL GEORGIASECTION B All Hail Queen Quet As We Honor Rev. Tunis Campbell: Gullah Geechees Celebrate Heritage and Culture In BrunswickMARCH, 2012 By ARTHIANIXON Photos ANGELAFAVORS-MORRELL Florida/Georgia Star What started off as a group of proud Americans celebrating their African heritage in south Georgia is now a four day event in Brunswick, complete with a parade, banquet, awards ceremony and even a visit from a cultural queen. The proud local diaspora of the Gullah Geechees were in town last week with a whole lot to celebrate in their four day event. We are so excited to be celebrating what would have been the 200th birthday of Rev. Tunis Campbell, beamed Rev. Zack Lyde, a part of the council of Gullah Geechees. Each year we celebrate Tunis Campbells birthday and this year we decided to go a step further by taking it to another level. We will be having educational classes on the nation, parades, a reception, church service and of course our banquet we expect to be extraordinary. The reason we are doing this is so that our younger generations can be educated and be proud of their heritage and who they are. We are truly proud to have Queen Quet, added Rev. Lyde. She is national and international representative and under our guidance has become by far one of the most educated persons on the subject of Gullah Geechee nation. She is by far one of the most intelligent ladies to represent us. Among the out of town attendees who planned to take part in the festivities is Rev. Kenneth Glasgow, brother of Rev. Al Sharpton. The group also honored outstanding contributors to society including members of the clergy, politicians, teachers and others. Also being recognized was Alexandra James, who was wrongfully jailed at age 13. Rev. Tunis Campbell is one of the most important figures of our culture, said Rev. Lyde. Post Civil War, he the man behind what W.E.B. DeBois described as the splendid reconstruction of Georgia being the splendid failure. Tunis Campbell was a free man who bought 1,264 acres of land in McIntosh County and trained blacks to be self-dependent so they wouldnt have to rely on their former masters since slavery was abolished. He was a Justice of the Peace, and in 1866 was in the State Senate. Tunis Campbell knew that we as a people had to be isolated in order to make the transition. He knew that the former plantation owners would attempt to influence the federal government and make things more difficult in the new thriving community he was creating. According to Rev. Lyde, the islands of Delaware, Ossbo, St. Catherines, Sapelo and Cumberland were a hot bed for progress of former slaves who made great strides under the guidance of Rev. Campbell. At one point, St. Catherines island was a model for other free people, noted Rev. Lyde. Rev. Campbell was the Governor and he had an army, a senate and a judicial system. At one point it was said that no buckhroo [European] could set foot on the island. Through such events. the legend and legacy of the Rev. Tunis Campbell and the nation will undoubtedly remain alive. Culture keeper Rev. Zack Lyde Top: Marquetta Goodwine, Queen of the Gullah Geechee Nation. Bottom:The only known sketch of Rev. Tunis Campbell

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MARCH, 2012 THESTAR Want to get your sports event featured in our paper? Want to advertise your event in print and online? Call 904-7668834 or email info@thefloridastar.com Jags Owner Confirms He Sought To Explore Potential Of Acquiring Tim TebowPAGEB-4 By ARTHIANIXON Florida/Georgia Star It seems like the logical move for Jacksonville son Tim Tebow to play for his home team, the Jacksonville Jaguars, especially since the ownership transition. As we reported last week, right before he agreed to head on over to the Jets, the Jags were fighting fierce not to let him slip through their fingers again. Now, owner of the Jacksonville Jaguars Shad Khan (pictured) has released an official statement confirming that he was interested in having Tebow. Earlier [last] week I asked Gene Smith and his staff to explore the potential of acquiring Tim Tebow, said Khan. I think we have a duty to consider all avenues of improving the Jaguars on and off the field, especially given the unique circumstances involving the player. I appreciate the high level of due diligence Gene and his staff dedicated to this matter, even as late as this evening, and I am very satisfied with the outcome. Our commitment to developing Blaine Gabbert was, and still is, central to our goal of returning the Jaguars to elite status in the NFL. Were looking ahead with zero regrets. Last week Monday while at the annual NFL Owners Meeting, Khan said that Tebow made his decision and everyone has to move one with the choice he made. I think fans need to move on, Khan said. Maybe they love Tim Tebow, but I think Tim Tebow has demonstrated he prefers New York. All in all, this foothball season is going to be a highly anticipated one for your hometown team based on all of this action before training camp has even begun! Magic Johnson Buys L.A. Dodgers For Record Breaking $2Billion By ARTHIANIXON Florida/Georgia Star Basketball legend, philanthropist and media mogul Magic Johnson is now part owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers after putting out a whopping $2 billion bid for the team. Prior to this, the 2008 $1.1 billion purchase of the Miami Dolphins held the previous record price of a U.S. sports team. Johnsons partners include Mark Walter of Guggenheim Partners, plus former Atlanta Braves and Washington Nationals president Stan Kasten. Also on the list of partners is Mandalay Entertainment CEO Peter Guber. The former Laker and his partners have to wait until the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Delaware approves the deal. A hearing is set for April 13. Said Johnson in a statement: "I am thrilled to be part of the historic Dodger franchise and intend to build on the fantastic foundation laid by Frank McCourt as we drive the Dodgers back to the front page of the sports section in our wonderful community of Los Angeles.Tiger Wins Record Seventh Arnold Palmer By ARTHIANIXON Photo: Getty Images Tiger Woods has taken back his crown as king of the PGA Tour. With a lot of his personal life playing out in the media and a few injuries to recover from in recent years, this marked his first official win since September 13, 2009. This also marks his seventh Arnold Palmer and 72nd win on the PGA Tour. In addition to the coveted trophy, Woods walked away with the $1,080,000 prize. Woods five-stroke winning margin over Graeme McDowell on Sunday was the largest on the PGA Tour since the 2011 U.S. Open. Back then, Rory McIlroy won by eight shots at Congressional Country Club. It was just pure joy, Woods said of his win when speaking to media. You know, it was tough today. It was tough conditions out there, man. Wind was whipping out there. It was changing directions and intensities. Arnold did a hell of a job of getting these greens fast, and they were baked out and some of the hardest pins I've ever seen here. So I don't know what the average score was today, but certainly wasn't anywhere near par. It was a tough day. It was a very tough day. It was a day of attrition. Just got to hang in there and just keep hitting fairways and greens, and there weren't going to be a lot of birdie opportunities out there, but when you had them, I just felt like I had to take advantage of it. The tournament wasn't over until I hit the ball on the green, Woods stated. We've seen what's happened this year with leads. So that's a hole that we are just trying to hit the ball over to the left somewhere, somewhere around pin-high, anything on dry land is good, and once that was accomplished, the tournament was over. That's what it was nice to be able to celebrate, and after that, knowing that all I had to do was just stay upright, and the tournament was over. Woods 72 PGA Tour titles now has him ranked third-best on the all-time list behind Sam Sneads 82 and Jack Nicklaus 73. This weekend, Tiger Woods will be coming to Georgia to compete in the Augusta National. Both Williams Sisters Out Of Sony Ericson Tournament By ARTHIANIXON Florida/Georgia Star Venus and Serena Williams (pictured above in a Wimbledon photo) are officially out of the Sony Ericson. The disappointing display at the Key Biscayne event is being blamed on sickness and injury which kept the sisters from putting out their best. After an amazing show of strength and stamina following a rough summer in which she fought a serious illness, Venus proved that she is still a force to be reckoned with even though she lost her shot at the Sony Ericson title to Agnieszka Radwanska, 6-4, 6-1in the quarterfinals on Wednesday. Despite her defeat, the crowd went wild when Venus left the court with her signature smile and a wave to show her appreciation. On Tuesday, Serena Williams lost to former No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki, 6-4, 6-4 in 95 minutes. "I think I just struggled a bit with a lot of errors more than anything, I guess both on the return and you know, she did well, she moved well, and I just made too many errors," Serena stated. "I felt a bit off, but that's normal. You know, sometimes you're not playing well. You have to be able to still be able to still play better. "Um, you know, I think that she [Wozniacki] knew that she had to play really well to hang in there. I didn't step up to the plate, but, you know, that's okay. I think I just need to go back to the drawing board and do what I did in the summer and get serious about not making errors. That's it."

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It takes a special sense of consciousness for a child to not only pursue the craft of acting but to commit to the training, discipline and sacrifices it takes to nurture that talent to the level of professional execution. The plot to this scenario is enhanced when said child is a gorgeous thirteen-yearold who radiates a sweet natured confidence that can be genuinely felt in her presence. Amandla Stenberg is a teen actress whose time in the spotlight has arrived. Born and reared in Los Angeles with a name that means power in the African Zulu language; Stenberg is currently starring as Rue in the Lionsgate film The Hunger Games. She made her big screen debut as ten year-old Cataleya (the young version of Zoe Saldanas adult Cataleya character), in the movie Colombiana. Stenberg turned in an outstanding performance in that film acting well beyond her eleven years including performing some of her own stunts when the project was shot. Stenberg began her career at age four as a Disney Catalog print model and made the smooth transition into commercials including the famed BuildTheDream.org PSA in 2009 which helped raise funds to build the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial. A couple of years later in October of 2011, Stemberg got the opportunity to speak at the King Memorial dedication ceremony in Washington, D.C., with actress Cicely Tyson. Stenberg plays the violin, drums and guitar and has performed violin with the LA Unified School Districts Honors Orchestra. She has also won the Rock Star Music Education programs Battle of the Bands with her band and is an avid photographer. The role of Rue in The Hunger Games required Stenberg to be out in the elements of the woods in North Carolina. Did she have to do anything physical in her audition to show that she had the right stuff? She says, I didnt have to do anything physical but I did tell Gary Ross (the films director), that I ran track and I also got to do some really fun hard core stuff with David Bell the creator when I was working on Columbiana. What physical skills did Stenberg take for real life from her hunger games training? She laughs, I did some stunts in a harness and I learned how to climb trees really, really quickly. That was fun. I had a custom made harness and it was all set up when I got to North Carolina and I got to practice flying around like Peter Pan. In the film, Stenberg is paired with Nigerian born actor Dayo Okeniyi who plays Thresh, as the representatives from District 11. How much fun was it to pair with Dayo? Stenberg lights up, It was extremely fun because he is a really funny guy and we became close. We spent a lot of time on set joking around and teasing each other. Even though all actors read the script and basically know what to expect on set there is often the element of surprise. Did Stenberg have any surprises? She reflects, I dont think that there was anything that actually surprised me. I mean it was amazing walking on set and seeing a world that I envisioned in my mind thats incredible. And all of the sets were incredible so that kind of surprised me just how well it was brought to life. What was her experience like working with four-time Oscar nominee, director Gary Ross? Stenberg became illuminated, I loved working with Gary just because one day I think I want to direct and I love photography. And so it was very interesting to see the shots that he did and the choices that he made because some of them just turned out so beautiful. The Hunger Games movie along with her talent and cutie-pie good looks are sure to put Stemberg on the next level of stardom. How does she plan to handle it? She sweetly says, I think its very important to stay grounded and to remember that the business is not about the fame, the parties and all of that. Its more about the work itself and also being able to use your new found fame I guess for greater good. For example, Stenberg currently works with the Ubuntu Education Fund which helps children in Port Elizabeth, South Africa as well as other great causes. PAGE THESTAR MARCH 31, 2012ENTERTAINMENT Amandla StenbergGifted, Sweet Natured and Ahead Of The Curve!By Rych McCain, feedbackrych@sbcglobal.net and FacebookPhoto by Kat Ward By Rych McCain, feedbackrych@sbcglobal.net and FacebookTV : Chelsea Tavares, whom the TV execs are calling the next It Girl and others describe her as perhaps the most gorgeous young Black actress in Hollywood, has joined the cast of the ABC-TV Family Networks Make It or Break It. Tavares plays the role of bad girl, super athlete Jordan Randall who is the rival newcomer to her schools gymnastics team. The show will make its third season spring debut on Monday, March 26, 2012 at 9/8 CST or check your local listings. All of you poker players and enthusiasts will be delighted to know that the Sky Poker TV Channel with their charismatic presenters, interesting guests and knowledgeable experts is back. The network will continue to present their live studio analysis and debates with world class poker experts via three one-hour live shows a week from a brand new, cuttingedge TV studio in London airing on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays between 7: PM and midnight. Basketball Wives LA star Jackie Christie, Former NBA Star Doug Christie, and Actor/Writer Christian Keyes, are executive producing a New Reality show titled: Cali Boys with plans to franchise the series in select cities nationwide, which includes Atlanta Boys, NewYork Boys, Miami Boys, Texas Boys, as well as coming soon Cali Girls, Atlanta Girls, NewYork Girls, Miami Girls, Texas Girls and more! The reality TV show will follow the lives of 6 young men/women chasing their dreams in Hollywood. Cameras have already begun to roll, and the show will chronicle the cast members everyday struggle of breaking into their perspective fields, even when most doors are tightly shut. The viewer will be allowed to witness them on their daily grind trying to establish themselves and eventually make the A list! I grew up in the foster-care system, so Im very familiar with struggle. With Cali Boys, we saw a need to tell their stories, all of the guys on the show are just like millions of young men trying to make it and live their dreams. Hollywood is the entertainment capital of the world where hard work, diligence and talent all come into play to become successful, states Christian Keyes. The Christies are reportedly also venturing into producing porno films. They will be strictly behind the camera! Movies : The Hunger Games. Lionsgate Films. Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Helmsworth, Amandla Stenberg, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Lenny Kravitz, Stanley Tucci, Donald Sutherland, Wes Bentley, Toby Jones, Alexander Ludwig, Isabelle Fuhrman, Jack Quaid, Dayo Okeniyi, Leven Rambin, Willow Shields and Paula Malcomson. Directed by Garry Ross. Screenplay by Gary Ross, Suzanne Collins and Billy Ray. Produced by Nina Jacobson and Jon Kilik. The movie is based on the best selling Hunger Games book trilogy written by Suzanne Collins. The premise is mentally and spiritually sick in that once a year the 12 districts of Panem would offer up in tribute one young man and woman, to fight to the death in a pageant of honor, courage and sacrifice. This was the punishment the districts had to endure as a result of their uprising against the government. The film will hold your attention throughout. As with all films made from best selling books with a built in fan base, it should be a box office smash. Jeff, Who Lives At Home. Paramount Pictures. Starring Jason Segel, Ed Helms, Judy Greer, Rae Dawn Chong and Susan Sarandon. Co-Written and Directed by Jay and Mark Duplass. Produced by Lianne Halfton,Russell Smith and Jason Reitman. Here we have one of the most boring story lines in film this year. The cast is great but the material in marginal with no flavor. A dismal $800,000 opening box office weekend says it all. Forget this one! Hit me up at feedbackrych@sbcglobal.net Study, Observe and Win! Rych Rych McCains Notes! National Park Week, April 21-29, Features Free Admission and Nationwide EventsPlan Your Adventure at www.nationalparkweek.org The National Park Service and the National Park Foundation, the official charity of Americas national parks, invite people everywhere to enjoy, explore, learn, share, and give back to Americas nearly 400 national parks during National Park Week 2012. Celebrating the theme, Picture Yourself in a National Park, National Park Week will run from Saturday, April 21 through Sunday, April 29. Throughout the country, visitors can enjoy the beauty and wonder of 84 million acres of the worlds most spectacular scenery, historic places and cultural treasures for FREE! National parks will mark the annual celebration with special events and activities including Volunteer Day on April 21, Earth Day on April 22, and Junior Ranger Day on April 28. From ranger-led hikes and kayak trips to camping and exploring, park visitors can plan their National Park Week at www.nationalparkweek.org. Discover information about events, special activities for visitors of all ages, how to share your park adventure with other travelers, and how to support the parks. Amandla Stenberg Photo by Kat Ward h Things to do DowntownDee Dee Bridgewater To Billie with Love: A Celebration of Lady Day Grammy and Tony Award winning artist, producer, U.N. Ambassador and host of NPR's JazzSet Dee Dee Bridgewater focuses her talents on material immortalized by the enigmatic Billie Holiday. Enjoy one of the most lauded vocalists of our time as she brings her talent to Jacksonville! March 31 | 8 p.m. | Ritz Theatre and Museum Fundraisers and Commemorations: Jacksonville Arthritis Walk 2012, "Touchdown to a Cure" The Arthritis Foundation annual walk in Jacksonville is a event to raise money, awareness and have fun in finding a cure for arthritis. So register, and invite family and friends to be on your team! March 31 | 9 a.m. | Metropolitan Park Its slime time again! Get ready for international superstar Will Smith as he hosts Nickelodeon's 25th Annual Kids' Choice Awards, live from the Galen Center at USC on Saturday, March 31st at 8:00 p.m. (ET/tape delayed for West Coast). The star-studded show features appearances by Nicki Minaj, Robert Downey Jr., Chris Rock, Emma Stone, Andrew Garfield, Zac Efron, Heidi Klum, Victoria Justice, Miranda Cosgrove, Big Time Rush, Chris Colfer, Cee Lo Green and more, plus performances by Katy Perry and international pop sensation One Direction! Neptune Press and Barnes and Noble are pleased to announce that D. G. Stern will be signing books from his Upton Charles-Dog Detective series of mystery books for younger readers as well as his just released adult mystery There's Always Tomorrow at Barnes and Noble, St. Johns Town Center, Jacksonville on Saturday,April 14, 2012 at 1 pm. Upton, a very smart Bichon Frise will be joining him to sign his "pawtograph".

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PAGE B-6 THESTAR MARCH 31, 2012 LETTER TO THE EDITOR OWNER/PUBLISHER CLARA McLAUGHLIN LEATH MANAGEMENT LONZIE LEATH, RINETTA M. FEFIE SALES & MARKETING DENNIS WADE, DAN EVANS OFFICE/ACCOUNTS MANAGER SHIQUITA WILSON LAYOUT EDITOR MAY E. FORD CRIME &JUSTICE KEVIN KIM CARIBBEAN NEWS/SPECIAL LAYOUT ARTHIA NIXONInvestigative Reporter : Lonzie Leath Reporters/Photographers : Marsha Phelts, Laurence Greene, F. M. Powell, III, Michael Phelts, Richard McLaughlin, Andrea F. K. 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Collects receipts for deliveries, also pick up unsold newspapers and credit newsdealers account. May collect payment for newspaper deliveries from customers. Duties also include distribution of sales promotion material to customers with newspaper deliveries. Route may be designated according to publication request. Serious individual need only apply.P/T WeekendsMust have transportation and valid drivers license. CALL TO FIND OUT MORE:904-766-8834 EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES Sr. Contract Analyst81620 Value Stream Leader80706 Manufacturing Engineer81384 Please apply online at http://jobs.medtronic.com using the requisition number listed. Medtronic is an Equal Opportunity /Affirmative Action employer committed to cultural diversity in the workforce BLACKPANTHERSAWAKEN"OUT OF STEP BLACK PANTHERS" Virgia Mills, Retired Who can inform the leader of the "New Black Panthers and his (8) followers that $10,000 is stupid as a bounty when the person you can not find is not "LOST". It is logical that for SAFETY REASONS Mr. Zimmerman remains in a LOW PROFILE. Please someone tell the Panthers that Mr. Zimmerman has not gone missing. I will join the Panthers if I knew what their goals were and their REAL FIGHT. A few weeks ago they identified a Preacher as a threat to the community because of HIS HISTORY, yet they fail to PROTEST and MARCH to aid in our community to locate "DRIVE BY SHOOTERS". My concern is the VIOLENCE in the NEIGHBORHOOD where each week a BLACK WOMAN, MAN OR CHILD IS DEAD. In the last months we as a community are targeted weekly of ROAD RAGE and Drive by Shootings and eye witnesses fear for their lives to TELL WHAT THEY SAW, THAT IS MY FIGHT. Panthers should help the community by joining forces with the Police Department, volunteer for community Service to help in NEGHBORHOOD WATCH PROGRAMS on the Northside, become ROLE MODELS for the Black Children in our neighboirhood and encourage people to TELL when they view a CRIME. Work with a plan to implement living in a community absent of fear. It would be interesting to know if The Leader of the Black Panthers and his MEMBERS can pass a BACKGROUND CHECK. Allow the law to prevail and justice will be brought in the case of Little Trayvon Martin. There is enough "spot-light" on this case that comforts me in knowing that JUSTICE will be brought. I resent cowards of any group that wait for a television camera to show up before you "show out" with poor grammar, bad teeth "spitting and slurtting" without any effective plan of prevention or a plan of fight that would be peaceful and effective and legal. Notice is hereby given that on April 16, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. at Viking Auto Electric & Air, Inc 4521 Sunbeam Road, Jacksonville, FL 32257 the following vehicle will be sold for $1171.89 to satisfy labor services, repairs, and storage charges on: 2004 Isuzu VIN 4S2CK58Y944310925. Pursuant to F.S. 713.585 the cash amount of $1171.89 would be sufficient to redeem the vehicle from the lienor. Any interested party has a right to a hearing prior to the sale by filing a demand for the hearing with the Clerk of the Circuit Court in Duval County and mailing copies of the same to all owners and lienors. The owner has a right to recover possession of the vehicle by posting bond pursuant to F.S. 559.917 and if sold any proceeds remaining from the sale will be deposited with the Clerk of Circuit Court for disposition. Lienor: Viking Auto Electric & Air, Inc. 4521 Sunbeam Road, Jacksonville, FL 32257 (Duval County) (813) 422-9100 AUTOS FOR SALE LEGAL NOTICE *** INCOME TAX SPECIAL ***DOWN PAYMENTS AS LOW AS $495 CALL: 904-354-0405UNITED USED CARS, INC.1222 North Main St. (Plus tax, tag & fees) Everybody Rides We finance everybody SAVE $100.00 with this AD > 2003FordE-150Work Van $3,995-CASH > 1999ChevyMalibu Nice Car$695-Down > 1997Mercury Grand MarquisGas Saver $1,895-CASH > 2000FordContour Clean $750-Down > 2003Chevrolet Monte CarloLow Mile Call For Price> Cash Special 1994 Eagle $1,650 EMPLOYMENT SUMMONS STATE OF FLORIDA CIRCUIT COURT FAMILY COURT BRANCH DUVAL COUNTY, Case No. 11FA001508 DIVORCE 40101 In re the marriage of: VINCENZA MORALES 1623 N. 50th St., Milwaukee, WI 53208 Petitioner, And OSCAR MORALES 6435 Ginnie Spring Rd., Jacksonville, FL 32258 Respondent THE STATE OF FLORIDA To the person named above as respondent: You are hereby notified that the petitioner named above has filed a petition for divorce against you. Within forty (40) days after the 26th day of April 2012, exclusive of the date just stated, you must respond with a written demand for a copy of the petition. The demand must be sent or delivered to the court, whose address is: Clerk of Circuit Court, Milwaukee County Courthouse, 901 North 9th Street, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53233. You may have an attorney help or represent you. If you do not demand a copy within forty (40) days, the Court may grant a judgment against you for the award of money or other legal action requested in the petition, or you may lose your right to object to anything that is or may be incorrect in the petition. A judgment may be enforced as provided by law. A judgment awarding money may become a lien against any real estate you own now or in the future, and may also be forced by garnishment or wages or seizure of property. Dated this 28th day of May, 2012. By: VINCENZA MORALES 5-28, 6-4, 2012

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MARCH 31, 2012THE STARPR 1 Photos by Frank M. Powell IIIThe evening of March 24th marked the culmination of the Women of Color Cultural Foundations 5th annual Universal Teen Scholarship Program with the crowning of Mr. and Ms. Universal Teen. The Ritz Theatre and Lavilla Museum was filled with the parents and supporters of these wonderful teens as they prepared to showcase the skills learned during the 10week series of workshops and mentoring. The evening opened with the teens presenting cultural attire for the country they chose to represent. Innovative personal video introductions demonstrated the variety of communication skills learned during the workshop series. Later, these young men and women dazzled the crowd in formal wear while answering impromptu questions related to the socioeconomic changes they would make as ambassadors to improve life in their country. By the end of the evening, two teens from Robert E. Lee High School were crowned 2012 Mr. and Ms. Universal Teen; they are Parrish Dove and Cameron Hopper, respectively. The WOCCF congratulates not only the new Mr. and Ms. Universal Teen, but all the teens who participated for successfully completing the program. The organization will continue to be involved in all the teens progress as they continue with their educational endeavors. To learn more about the 2013 Universal Teen Scholarship Program, please contact: Women of Color Cultural of Foundation, Inc., 100 Festival Park Avenue, Jacksonville, Florida 322022, 904.6831757, www.woccf.com or email: womenofcolorcf@comcast.net. Universal Teen Scholarship Program 2012 Jasselli Cuello The Andre Lewis Scholarship Terry Parker High School Mr. and Ms. Universal Teen Parrish Dove and Cameron Hopper Robert E. Lee High School 1st Runner-Up to Miss Universal Teen Derrionn Anderson Jean Ribault Senior High School, 1st Runner-Up to Mr. Universal Teen Reyshaunne Mullinex Douglas Anderson School of The Arts, Mr. and Ms. Universal Teen Parrish Dove and Cameron Hopper Robert E. Lee High School, 2nd Runner Up to Miss Universal Teen DeeDranae Cole Mandarin High School, 2nd Runner Up to Mr. Universal Teen Diantay Denard Jean Ribault High, 3rd Runner Up to Miss Universal Teen Brianna Young Sandlewood High School, 3rd Runner Up to Mr. Universal Teen Donald Johnson First Coast High School Brianna Young The Nethel V. Wright Scholarship Recipient Sandlewood High School Uriah Oden The Venis Ferguson Scholarship Recipient William M Raines High School

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MARCH 31, 2012 PREP RAP PR 2 I Need a Discount!Nine Power Questions to Help You Stand Up to Discount Pressure (Without Caving In or Alienating the Customer)Many businesses have not yet fully recovered from the Great Recession, and they are still looking for ways to cut their budgets. All too often its the suppliers price that ends up on the chopping block. Andrew Sobel explains how to respond when a customer hits you with the dreaded D word: We like your proposal, but we need a discount!By Andrew Sobel and Jerry PanasThough the economy has experienced a slight uptick since the harried days of the Great Recession, many businesses, big and small, are still operating in penny-pinching mode. The pressure to do more with less has not subsided. If youre a business owner, you probably already know where this drive to cut costs and squeeze suppliers is goingand its nowhere that benefits you. More and more of your customers are uttering those four dreaded words, I need a discount. Andrew Sobel suggests that rather than respond with a yes or no, you should transform the conversationand possibly the relationshipby asking a few power questions. Clients ask for discounts for different reasons, says Sobel, coauthor along with Jerold Panas of Power Questions: Build Relationships, Win New Business, and Influence Others (Wiley, February 2012, ISBN: 978-111811963-1, $22.95). If you can find out why your customer wants a discount by asking the right questions, you may discover that you can give them what they need without having to undercut your own bottom line. Sobel says he has observed at least four types of discount-seeking clients. They are: 1. Red Ink Clients. These clients are in genuine financial trouble. If this is the case, you need to know the full story. 2. RFP Czars. Some clients want to bid every project out and will seek out the lowest possible price. They believe you are a commodity. GE is notorious for this. 3. Bargain Hunters. This type of client always wants to feel youve given them a deal, even if its just a small concession. 4.Chicken Littles. Some clients just like to complain about how much everything costs and dont actually need a discount to be satisfied. They want to be heard and understood. If your past response has been to timidly reduce your price to keep the client happy or to fire back a resounding No! there is a better way, explains Sobel. When you instead opt to deepen the interaction by asking the right questions, you can achieve three important things. First, youll find out what kind of discount seeker your client is, he adds. Second, youll force your client to reflect on the value you bring to the table and how your business is different from other businesses. Finally, youll illuminate what the client really values, allowing you to potentially renegotiate the engagement in a way that preserves your profitability. Read on for a few of Sobels key questions and when to use them. To kickstart the conversation: Before I respond, would you mind if I asked you a couple of questions so I can better understand your request? To dig deeper: Occasionally a client requests a discount, and I find I am able to be more helpful if I understand why theyre asking for one. Can you say something about why you think my fee is too high and would like a reduction? To size up your competition: I know you are talking to other service providers about this project. Do you feel my price is dramatically out of line with the market? To say no while identifying possible terms for a positive negotiation: I am able to reduce the price when the scope and breadth of the proposal are also cut back. Would you like me to prepare an option for you that would do that? Or you might also say, We are able to reduce price in exchange for terms and conditions that help lower our risk and long-term cost of doing business with you. Would you like me to develop a proposal for a long-term supply arrangement with built-in discounts for guaranteed volume levels? To learn more about your clients buying process: Where will the budget come from for this? Who can give this final approval? To accentuate the value you are offering and clarify what is most important to the client: Im not sure we had a thorough discussion about the benefits you expect from this. Can we review those, as you see them? Or you might ask, What parts of this proposal are most important to you? Which aspects of it do you find less valuable? To differentiate yourself from the competition: Would you mind if I briefly reviewed several aspects of my proposal that I think represent value above and beyond what our competitors offer? Im not sure I articulated these very well. To tie your proposal to your clients higher-level goals: Can we review one more time what your goals are here? What are you hoping to accomplish? To go toe to toe: Do you give your own customers discounts? And if they say Yes, you respond, Thats why you need me. And if they say No, you respond, So why should I? The goal here, of course, is to preserve and strengthen the client relationshipassuming its a client youd like to keep, says Sobel. If youve priced your services properly, you cannot afford to discount. But if you simply say No, he might head for the door and never come back. By using power questions, you can delve deeper into his situation and his needs. You might find another way you can show him the value he wants. In the long term that will be viewed much more positively than a one-time discount and is a much better option than turning him down completely.

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MARCH 31, 2012 PREP RAP PR 3 6 8 9April Fools Day Surprises Aw! Cmon, Im not that easy to hook! court fortune jokes first Jesters were people who would entertain crowds at marketplaces or festivals. 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MARCH 31, 2012 THE STARPR 4 AMERICAN BLACK FILM FESTIVAL AND CADILLAC JOIN FORCES ON APRIL 21ST IN HOLLYWOOD FOR ABFF STRIKES FOR EDUCATION, A CHARITY BOWLING GALA BENEFITING THE FILM LIFE FOUNDATION ACTRESS, NIA LONG WILL HOST, AS CELEBRITIES, ATHLETES AND HOLLYWOOD INFLUENCERS PREPARE THEIR TEAMS TO KNOCK DOWN PINS FOR DOLLARS IN SUPPORT OF UNDERPRIVILEGED YOUTH PURSUING FILM AND TELEVISION CAREERS The American Black Film Festival (ABFF) and Cadillac have joined forces for the 1stAnnual ABFF Strikes for Education to be held at Lucky Strike In Hollywood, California on Saturday, April 21st. The event, hosted by actress, Nia Long aims to raise awareness of the Film Life Foundation and provide necessary funding for programs designed to educate and empower underprivileged youth interested in film and television careers. Cadillac, who was a sponsor of the 15thAnnual American Black Festival, joins ABFF in its commitment to leveling the entertainment playing field through education. Cadillac is partnering with ABFF for Strikes for Education to support the Film Life Foundation, said Don Butler, Vice President, Cadillac Marketing. The Film Life Foundation has a very important mission to encourage diversity in motion pictures and television programs, as well as inspire youth interested in pursuing careers in these industries. The ABFF Strikes for Education charity bowling gala promises to be a memorable event that brings artists, athletes and entertainment executives together in a fun-filled and spirited night of competition for a great cause. Twelve teams, headed by celebrity captains will face off in a 5 on 5 format for two rounds to determine which team will walk away with the ABFF Strikes Crown and bragging rights. For each pin that bowlers knock down, money will be raised for Film Life Foundation. Additional funds will be raised through ticket sales and donations made by invited guests, who will also be encouraged to make text pledges and matching gifts for the team they support. A portion of the proceeds raised will benefit the general scholarship fund at the John H. Johnson School of Communications at Howard University. ABFF Strikes is going to be an amazing event that will help us provide underprivileged youth with the tools and resources necessary to compete in Hollywood, said Jeff Friday, CEO of Film Life Foundation. Providing minority youth with the resources to better tell their stories, through formal film education is good for the students, the entertainment community and film goers. For more information about ABFF Strikes and the Film Life Foundation, please go to www.FilmLife.org Rabbit Romp Egg Hunt at the Jacksonville Zoo and GardensThe Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens announces a Rabbit Romp Egg Hunt event on Saturday, April 7, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Egg hunts will be divided into age groups and will begin at the following times: 10:00 a.m. for 0-3 year olds, 11:00 a.m. for 4-6 year olds, and 12:00 p.m. for 7-10 year olds. Guests should bring their own baskets to collect the eggs. Several lucky guests will even find some EGGcellent Zoo gifts! Zoo guests can also enjoy music from a DJ, live animal encounters, a visit from Jazoo, the Zoos friendly lion mascot, as well as a visit from Jazoos friend, Hoppy the rabbit! There will also be egg-related enrichment for some of the Zoos animals. Visit jacksonvillezoo.org for a schedule of animal enrichment and for more information. For nearly a century, the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens has been dedicated to inspiring the discovery and appreciation of wildlife through innovative experiences in a caring environment. Starting in 1914 with an animal collection that consisted of one red deer fawn, the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens now has more than 2,000 rare and exotic animals and 1,000 plants. It has won national acclaim for its South American Range of the Jaguar exhibit and has the largest botanical garden in Northeast Florida. The Jacksonville Zoo is a non-profit organization and is an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). It is open year-round, seven days a week, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. except Christmas day, and is located on Jacksonvilles north side at 370 Zoo Parkway, one-half mile east from I-95. For more information on the Zoo, log on to www.jacksonvillezoo.org.Florida Master Naturalist Program REGISTRATION CLOSES June 7, 2012. The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Florida Master Naturalist Program Coastal Systems Module sponsored by Duval County Extension will be offered June 13, 15, 20, 22, 27, and 29, 2012 (day classes). Classroom sessions will be held at the Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve, Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. This program is for adults who want to learn more about Floridas environment. Individuals as well as educators and those in the eco-tourism business can benefit. Teachers may receive up to 40 hours continuing education credits. Topics include: ecosystems (coastal uplands, estuarine, and marine), key plants and wildlife, and the role of humans in shaping the environment. Each module includes classroom presentations, videos, field trips, and practical interpretation. Advance registration is required. Course fee is $225. Course instructors are Brad Burbaugh and Carol Wyninger. Student requirements include attendance, participation, and enthusiasm! For registration and program information contact the web site www.masternaturalist.org. For further questions contact Carol Wyninger at (904) 220-0232, wyninger@comcast.net; or Brad Burbaugh at (904) 387-8850, burbaugh@coj.net. Extension programs are open to all people regardless of race, color, sex, religion, disability or national origin. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person needing a special accommodation to participate in any activity should contact us at least five working days prior to the event. Hearing impaired can access the foregoing telephone by contacting the Florida Relay Service at 1 800 955 8770 or 800 955 8772 (TDD).

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Suspect Faces Death or Life Sentence for ShootingNot much was revealed about the shooting death of 19year-old Javon Abdullah Daniels two years ago, except the fact that the shooting was done by Arthur James Martin, 42. Co-defendant Franklin Clay Batie, 28, said he went to an apartment complex with Martin to visit someone. Batie was waiting in his car when Daniels pulled up near him in a white SUV. Batie was wounded from a shooting two days before and had heard rumors about Daniels being the one who shot him. After noticing Daniels in his car, Batie immediately reacted by pulling out his .45-caliber pistol from his backpack, but he did not shoot. When Martin returned and found out that Daniels was nearby, he took Baties gun and ran to the drivers side of Daniels vehicle shoot him 11 times. Witnesses were later able to identify Martin as the shooter. He was referred to by his neighborhood names such as Shorty Fat and Beer Belly. One witness said Martin even offered her money to keep quiet about the incident. At the time of the slaying, a woman from Georgia who came to visit her sister, said she was in her apartment and that there were kids playing outside. When she heard the series of gunshots being fired, she ran out hoping it wasnt her cousin being shot. Instead, she found herself trying to help Daniels who told her he was cold. She tried to keep him warm with a towel as his life was slipping away. She said the children no longer played outside ever since that day. Batie said that after the shooting, he didnt gun back from Martin even though he paid $800 for it. Martin was arrested and was just recently charged with first-degree murder. Batie is being charged as well with second-degree murder. According to reports, Martin was released from prison five months before the shooting. He had served 10 years for second-degree murder, robbery, and burglary. Since 1992, he had been going in and out of prison for gun and robbery charges. The team defending Martin said they had received results from a psychologist about Martin scoring a retarded level on an IQ test. The judge considered the results of the test as a possible factor to the murder. Martin awaits trial and may either face a life sentence or death penalty. Batie waits to be sentenced as well. Crime and Justice Crime and JusticeA Publication of the Florida Star and Georgia StarMARCH 31 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. Wife Found Dead in Backyard A man was arrested after his wife was found dead in their backyard. At around 2:30 a.m., the brother of the victim called police about receiving texts from his sister, Bonita Sue King, 33, telling him she needed help. He had already tried calling her, but instead her husband, Jeremy Dwayne King, 32, picked up telling him she wasnt there. Police arrived to the scene to find Jeremy King running out of the back door of the house into the woods. Bonita was found dead, as well as a bulldog that was shot to death. Police say Bonita was also pregnant. The police were assisted by dogs and a helicopter to locate Jeremy, who was found in a hay field where he was arrested. Police believe Bonita was shot in the head with a shotgun inside the house before being taken outside. They also found the Kings 2-year-old son in the home, who is now in the care of Bonitas brother. Jeremy King is being charged with felony murder, possession of a firearm by a felon, tampering with evidence and obstruction of an officer, feticide, and also cruelty to animals. Arthur Martin Franklin Batie Jeremy King

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MARCH 31 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. Protecting Your Credit Cards AVOID providing card and account information to anyone over the telephone. Only give your credit card account number to make a purchase or reservation you have initiated. And NEVER GIVE THIS INFORMATION OVER A CELLULAR PHONE. NEVER give your credit card to someone else to use on your behalf. WATCH your credit card after giving it to store clerks to protect against extra imprints being made DESTROY any carbons. DO NOT discard into the trashcan at the purchase counter. Keep charge slips in a safe place. SAVE all receipts, and compare them to your monthly statement. REPORT ANY DISCREPANCIES IMMEDIATELY! KEEP a master list in a secure place at home with all account numbers and phone numbers for reporting stolen or lost cards. DESTROY solicitations for new credit cards by shredding them. Dont just throw them in the trash or recycling container. These mailings often contain pre-approval letters with your name and an account number already assigned. Thieves can easily establish credit in your name. ALWAYS report lost or stolen cards to the issuing company IMMEDIATELY. This limits any unauthorized use of your card and permits the company to begin the process of issuing a new card. Passwords Change your password regularly. Memorize your password. If you have several, develop a system for remembering them. If you do write down the password, keep it at home or hidden at work. Dont write your password on a post-it note and stick it on your monitor or hard drive. Set up a special account or set aside a different computer at work for temporary help and other unauthorized users. If you have the option of letting your computer or a web site remember a password for you, DONT USE IT! Anyone who uses your machine will have automatic access to information that is password protected. ATMs and Long Distance Phone Cards NEVER write your PIN on ATM or long-distance calling cards. DONT write your PIN on a piece of paper and place it in your wallet. If your wallet and card are lost or stolen, someone will have everything they need to remove funds from your account, make unauthorized debit purchases, or run up your long-distance phone bill. BE SURE to take your ATM receipt to record transactions and match them against monthly statements. Dishonest people can use your receipt to get your account number. NEVER leave the ATM receipt at the site. Your Safety Two Men Attack Woman During Drug Deal Two men were arrested after attacking and robbing a female drug dealer. A woman had planned to meet up with a friend to get $40 in cocaine. Two men showed up. She was surprised about seeing one of the friends who she had not seen in a long time because he was in jail. The woman also said she knew both men for three years and were friends with them. When she tried to hug 21-year-old Christopher Blackstone, he punched her in the face so hard that one of her teeth was knocked out. Blackstone was accompanied by Lochane Smith, 20, who pulled out a gun and hit a witnessing bystander with it. The drug deal turned into a robbery and she was threatened with the gun. She immediately handed over her purse in fear and ran away to call 911. Police were not able to catch the two suspects right away, but they were able to locate Blackstone and Smith hours later. Smith is being faced with eight charges including robbery, aggravated battery and possession of a firearm by a felon. He is being held on $710,000 bail. Blackstone was charged with robbery with a firearm and battery of the woman. He is being held on $155,000 bail. Both men denied being involved in the crime and said they were sleeping at the time, but they were arrested after some questioning. Christopher Blackstone Lochane Smith Jury Duty Fraud Pass this on to your grown children and anyone else you can think of. This has been verified by the FBI (their link is also included below). Please pass this on to everyone in your email address book. It is spreading fast so be prepared should you get this call. Most of us take those summonses for jury duty seriously, but enough people skip out on their civic duty that a new and ominous kind of fraud has surfaced. The caller claims to be a jury DUTY coordinator. If you protest that you never received a summons for jury duty, the Scammer asks you for your Social Security number and date of birth so he or she can verify the information and cancel the arrest warrant. Give out any of this information and bingo; your identity was just stolen. The fraud has been reported so far in 11 states, including Oklahoma Illinois Colorado AZ and more. This (swindle) is particularly insidious because they use intimidation over the phone to try to bully people into giving information by pretending they are with the court system. The FBI and the federal court system have issued nationwide alerts on their web sites, warning consumers about the fraud.

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Baby Starved to Death Because She was the FamilyRunt Erie, PA21-year-old Tania Colemans 14-month old daughter, Alayja, was said to have been deprived of food considering she was the family runt. Alayja was not receiving the same care as her two other sisters, because unlike her sisters, she did not share the same father. She was not provided with food or any medical care. Prosecutors said that Xavier Hollamon, Colemans husband, did not want Alayja to be part of the family and Coleman intentionally starved her to death. Alayja was found dead inside a suitcase, which was found inside a trash can by firefighters. Coleman and Hollamon were both arrested. Hollamon was guilty on misdemeanor charges for being involved in trying to get rid of the baby. Coleman was charged with first-degree murder. 4-Year-Old Shot Jumping on Bed with Gun Under It Chicago, ILJarquise Upton, 21, faces weapon charges after his girlfriends 4-year-old daughter was jumping on their bed and was shot by a gun hidden between two mattresses. The gun was a 22-calibre Smith & Wesson automatic pistol and struck the girls ankle. When police came, Uptons girlfriend told them the name of the owner of the gun without hesitation. When asked if he was aware that the gun was registered was stolen, he told them that he found it in a gangway, which are narrow passages between buildings that are common in Chicago. He said he kept it in case he had to protect himself from the girls baby daddy. He was arrested and charged with unlawful use of a weapon by a felon as well as misdemeanor counts of ammunition possession and theft of lost or mislaid property. MARCH 31 2012 THE STAR C&J 3Bizarre Crimes Bizarre Crimeswho, what, when...huh? Other Unusual Crimes Across the Nation Men Try to Flee Traffic Stop But Tire Flattens Two men were arrested as they were just about to lead the police on a chase, but ended quickly from a flat tire. A deputy spotted a driver, Stevhen Devon Johnson, 35, without his seat belt on and was ordered to stop. The vehicle did not stop and ran a stop sign at high speed. Then it ran a red light and continued to break more traffic laws. At one point, Lonniell Tavoris Jennings, 35, tossed cocaine out of the window. The vehicle got a flat tire during the middle of the chase and the pursuit was called off. Investigators discovered four bags of cocaine within a larger bag at where it was thrown. They weighed to be about 1.7 ounces. Both men were arrested on a felony cocaine trafficking charge. Johnson was also charged with a felony flee/elude police charge and a misdemeanor possession and/or use of drug equipment charge. Jennings also was jailed on a felony destroying/tamper with or fabricate evidence charge. Grandmother Goes Shoplifting with Grandchildren A grandmother was arrested after taking her grandchildren to go shoplifting. 52-year-old Shelethia Douglas is accused of stealing over $300 worth of merchandise at a Kohls department store with the help of her two grandchildren. However, Douglas was not successful in fooling employees at the store and police were called on to the scene. Douglas was arrested and was released. Family members did not comment on the incident. Instead, Douglas commented saying she regretted her actions and that she just did it to support her grandchildren, but authorities say they believe she was trying to steal pillows and perfume. Police say it is not surprising that young children are being used to shoplift to make it less obvious. Times are getting hard and people are starting to look to shoplifting as a last resort. The Department of Children & Families have launched their own investigation. Reports alo say the mother of the children is said to be serving in the Navy and is currently away at sea. Stepson Brutally Beaten and Also Forced to Eat Metal Screws Belleville, IL It all started when the school nurse at an elementary school discovered bruises on the arms, back, and rear of a 12-yearold, showing severe signs of abuse. Investigators found out that the stepfather of the boy, James P. Jennings, 39, was angry with him for coming out of his bedroom, eating cookies, and letting the family dogs outside. Jennings instructed him to not leave his bedroom before leaving for work and as punishment, he made him do over 1,000 pushups and eat the cookie crumbs off the floor because he said that it was harmful for the dogs if they ate it. He also beat him with a wooden paddle until it broke and forced him to eat the two metal screws that came out of it. The abuse ended at around 5 a.m. and the boy was woken up not too long later to go to school. When the boy was taken to the hospital, x-rays showed that there were screws in his stomach. When police arrived at the home, they arrested Jennings and took the child in care of the Department of Children and Family Services. Jennings is being charged with felony aggravated battery, two counts of misdemeanor domestic battery and four counts of misdemeanor endangering the life of a child. The mother Lashawn M. Jennings, 39, was not even in the same state at the time of the incident. When she flew in from Florida and arrived home, she was arrested immediately. She was charged with one count of felony aggravated battery, two counts of domestic battery, and four counts of endangering the life of a child. James Jennings is being held on $400,000 bail, while Lashawn Jennings is being held on $20,000 bail. Shelethia Douglas Stevhen Johnson Lonniell Jennings

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MARCH 31, 2012 THE STAR C&J 4 Criminal Line-Up Criminal Line-Up Citizens with tips are encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS. You can remain anonymous and become eligible for a reward. ON THE LOOKOUT MISSINGCHILDREN Name: Nashay Barnette Age: 14 Weight: 150 lbs Last seen: 3/18/12 Name: Aubrianna Brown Age: 14 Weight: 150 lbs Last seen: 3/18/12 Name: Tyquan M. Hendrith Age: 16 Weight: 135 lbs Last seen: 3/06/12 Name: Shanelle Ashley Ramsamugh Age:16 Weight: 130 lbs Last seen: 2/06/12 Name: Amber Szweda Age: 17 Weight: 135 lbs Last seen: 3/06/12MOSTWANTED Shooter SoughtPolice responded to a shooting at 1st Street and Fuller Lane on March 26, 2012. Investigation revealed four people were shot. The victims were three adult males and one adult female. All four victims received non-life threatening injuries. The suspect(s) are unknown and this is an ongoing investigation. Anyone with any information about the identity of the suspect(s) 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. Name:Mossie Lamont BrooksOffense: Aggravated Battery Intended Harm Name:Markeith Brendello BurseOffense:Escape Name: Clark Gable BurtOffense:Domestic Battery Strangle Name:Armand James Bullard Offense: Traffic in Stolen Property Name: Jermaine Darnell Broadnax Offense: Aggravated Assault w/Weapon No Intent to Kill Name: Temple R. Broussard Offense: Aggravated Child Abuse