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Publisher: Eric O. Simpson, Feb. 14, 1981- .

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It has been three years since the investigation began and now the U. S. Department of Justice has reported that the Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department do, in fact, engage in a pattern of employment discrimination against African Americans on the basis of their race. Federal Judge Corrigan told all sides that the cases need to end, and they need to settle out of court. He further stated that someone will win and someone will lose and no one will be happy. One black firefighter sold a reporter that the department is a reflection of the country as a whole when it comes to discrimination. For the second year in a row, Florida A&M University (FAMU) has been selected by The Princeton Review for its list of the 322 top green campuses in the United States and Canada. FAMU is the only historically black college and university to be selected. The Princeton Reviews Guide Colleges: EditionŽ profiles the 322 institutions of higher education that demonstrate notable commitments to substantiability in their academic offerings, campus infrastructure, activities and career preparation.Ž The national average for regular retail gasoline remains stable for the fourth consecutive day at $3.90 a gallon, 2 cents less than last week. Whereas the price of a barrel of oil closed Friday on the New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX) at $102.83 a barrel„19 cents less than the week prior. Oil prices have steadily decreased since the year-to-date high of $109.77 a barrel on February 24. The national average price of regular unleaded gasoline is $3.90, a 2-cent decrease from last week. Floridas average of $3.94 and Georgias average of $3.83 both decreased 3 cents from last week. Tennessees average price of $3.77 also dropped 2 cents from last week, respectively. Visit AAAs Daily Fuel Gauge Report to find national, state, and local metro market retail gasoline prices. Floridas Gov. Rick Scott formed a Task Force on Citizens Safety and Protection to evaluate the Stand your ground law. The governor said, We are a nation of laws, and I am committed to letting our legal system work to ensure the people in our state are safe and protected.Ž According to reports, George Zimmerman was able to convince the police of Stanford to not charge him when he killed Trayvon Martin, an unarmed teenager within a gated community where he was visiting his father. After much protest, Gov. Scott appointed Angel Corey as special prosecutor in the case who, after much investigation, charged Zimmerman with second-degree murder. The governor formed a group to be led by Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll and a pastor, Rev. R. B. Holmes, Jr. The 15 members of the task force who put in applications to serve are: €Sheriff Larry Ashley, Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office €State Rep. Dennis Baxley, of Ocala €Former Florida Supreme Court Justice Kenneth B. Bell, of Pensacola, shareholder with Clark Partington Hart Larry Bond and Stackhouse €State Rep. Jason Brodeur, of Sanford €Derek E. Bruce, of Orlando, attorney with Edge Public Affairs €Joseph A. Caimano Jr., of Tampa, criminal defense attorney with Caimano Law Group €Edna Canino, of Miami, president of the Florida Embassy of League of United Latin American Citizens €Gretchen Lorenzo, of Fort Myers, neighborhood watch coordinator for the Fort Myers Police Department €Judge Krista Marx, of West Palm Beach, 15th Judicial Circuit of Florida €Maria Newman, of Melbourne, neighborhood watch volunteer with the City of Melbourne €Katherine Fernandez Rundle, of Miami, state attorney for the 11th Judicial Circuit €Stacy A. Scott, of Gainesville, assistant public defender with the Eighth Judicial Circuit €Mark Seiden, of Miami, self-employed attorney €State Sen. David Simmons, of Altamonte Springs €State Senator Gary Siplin, of Orlando by Angela Favors Morrell, writer for The Georgia Star Brunswicks Juvenile Court Judge George Rountree locked up Estella Wright, mother of the 16-year old, for contempt of court until her daughter was located. Mrs. Wright explained that she had four other children (all boys) and the youngest is five months old and is breast fed. She asked him how would she feed her baby, and according to sources, his response was, Oh, youll find a way.Ž When her daughter learned that her mother was locked up and her little brother was unable to be fed, she surrendered. According to Mrs. Wright, she originally reported to the Glynn County School officials that her daughter was diagnosed with Emotional Behavioral Disorder to include ADHD and Opposition Defiant Disorder. The schools responsibility is to provide services for students with emotional or behavioral disorders or mental illnesses under the special education category of SED (many states have chosen to use a different label such as Emotional or Behavioral Disorder (EBD), to describe this special education service category), when their emotional or behavioral problems are so severe that they cannot succeed without help. Seriously Emotionally Disturbed or SED, is a label that public schools may use when children, due to their behavior, are in need of special educational services. Mrs. Wright said in September 2009, during her routine visit to Needwood Middle School during her time as PTA president, she along with Ms. Tilman, the school nurse and the Parent Involvement Specialist, Ms. Natasha McClendon stood, as a substitute teacher (white male, that she had not met) stated that A--J--was schizophrenic and we can not wait until we get Dwight Howard stated that he will undergo season-ending surgery to repair a herniated disk in his back, according to reports. Howards agent said that the player has been working hard through his injury that now requires him to have surgery. Because of the pain, Howard missed eight games this season, totally different from his first seven seasons in the NBA he only sat out seven games during that entire period. According to ESPN, Howard will be with the Magic through 2012-2013. After which, he will become a free agent. yyy0vjghnqtkfcuvct0eqo Looking for customers to patronize your business or utilize your services? 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JACKSONVILLE, FL BAKER Gladys, 87, died April 14, 2012. BEALIN Sarah Harvell, died April 14, 2012. BELLAMY Wilie, 86, died April 17, 2012. BLAIR, Henry Wetzel, Jr., 67, died April 10, 2012. BOREE Ruby J., 82, died April 15, 2012. BOYD Jervey Lee, 58, died April 14, 2012. BROWN, Parthenia, died April 11, 2012. CAMPBELL Rita, 91, died April 11, 2012. CHRISS Rev. Robert Conrad, 92, died April 11, 2012. CLARK Judith Ann, 68, died April 12, 2012. CRAIG Anna Lee Francis, 79, died April 13, 2012. CRAWFORD Myrtle, died April 14, 2012. CURRY, Harold A., 85, died April 10, 2012. DAVIS Eugene, died April 14, 2012. DAVIS Jack S., 90, died April 16, 2012. DAVIS Sarah Ada, 83, died April 11, 2012. DIXON Gregory Mark, 47, died April 12, 2012. DUTTON, Francis George, 72, died April 12, 2012. EDMONDS, Michael Mikey Richard, Jr., 26, died April 15, 2012. EDWARDS, Richard Rick Byrd, II, 52, died April 12, 2012. FUNDERBURK Pauline T., 83, died April 14, 2012. GOODMAN, Baron, 44, died April 14, 2012. GRAHAM Miss KaLia, infant, died April 14, 2012. HARRY, Elizabeth, 77, died April 17, 2012. HEARD, Eugene, died April 13, 2012. HENRY, William Russell Gun Lefty, 65, died April 11, 2012. HOLLAND Norma Talmadge, 87, died April 10, 2012. HOOKS Gaston, 78, died April 16, 2012. JACOBS Rev. Roy Calvin, 68, died April 14, 2012. JOHNSON Eries, died April 11, 2012. JOHNSON Dr. Joseph, died April 11, 2012. KELLEY, Deborah Denise, died April 12, 2012. KERCE Omie Marie Alderman, 81, died April 14, 2012. KIDD Alta Vera Billings, 73, died April 15, 2012. KIERCE Kelvin Horace, died April 17, 2012. LAUGAVITZ John Charles, died April 13, 2012. LEE Kiprisha, died April 16, 2012. LYNN, Janice H., 83, died April 13, 2012. MARTIN, Fred, died April 13, 2012. McCRAY Joseph, died April 14, 2012. McDONALD Hyacinth Elizabeth, died April 15, 2012. MILLS Thomas Eugene, died April 15, 2012. MOSES Carl G., 83, died April 16, 2012. NOLES, Hoyt W., 70, died April 11, 2012. PADGETT, Kenneth Cecil, 68, died April 13, 2012. PARSONS Irene M., 90, died April 13, 2012. PICKETT, Eugene, died April 15, 2012. RODGERS David L., 63, died April 12, 2012. ROSS Jannie, died April 12, 2012. SHOPE Joan, 74, diedApril 14, 2012. SMITH, Dorothy Nell, 90, died April 13, 2012. SMITH Nelda Faye Harris, 82, died April 11, 2012. SOULLIERE, Michael Z., 46, died April 14, 2012. TAYLOR Helen Juanita, 85, died April 15, 2012. THOMAS Dorothy Mae, died April 16, 2012. THOMAS, Baby Girl Heather, died April 12, 2012. THOMAS, Lowell Douglas Tom,Ž 77, died April 13, 2012. VEGA Angel L., Rodriguez, 46, died April 14, 2012. WADELL William, died April 15, 2012. WALKER Jake, Jr., 76, died April 13, 2012.~*~GEORGIA DEATHS KENNEDY, Viola Vincent, 89, died April 15, 2012. PERKINS, Ella Smith, 86, died April 15, 2012. SHADDIX, Irene Rowland, 90, died April 11, 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-2 THE STAR APRIL 14, 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 ADVERTISING DEADLINE: ADVERTISING DEADLINE: For the Church Page For the Church Page Wednesdays @ 2:00 P.M. Wednesdays @ 2:00 P.M. (904) 766-8834 ask for Liz (904) 766-8834 ask for Liz or EMAIL: info@thefloridastar.com or EMAIL: info@thefloridastar.com 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.every Wednesday 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. SECOND MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH 954 Kings Rd., with Rev. Odell Smith, Jr., Pastor, Deaconess Ministry will sponsor their 2nd Womens Conference, The Virtuous Women II, on S aturday, April 28th from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. This conference is aimed at young women who would like to live a better life through Jesus Christ. Our Guest Speaker will be Minister Yvonne Johnson of The First African Missionary Baptist Church of Kingsland, Georgia. Minister Johnson will be dealing with the theme: A decaying culture or a living Christ.Ž Women of all ages are invited to join us to hear a dynamic speaker from a spirit filled, woman of God; Gain valuable information for an abundant life, and also share a wonderful FREE LUNCH To attend this conference, please call the church at: 904-3548268 no later than Friday, April 20, 2012. ZION HOPE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH 2803 West Edgewood Ave., along with our Pastor Clifford Johnson would like to invite you out to our 2012 Homecoming Service on Sunday, April 22, 2012 at 3:30 p.m. Activities will start on Saturday, April 21, with a picnic at the church. There will be food, games, inflatables, and fun activities for all ages. For more information, please contact Minister Antonio Thomas at (904) 333-0095 or contact the church office at (904) 764-9353. The Lay Organization of the AFRICAN METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH (South District) celebrates 100 Years of Service Centennial Lay Celebration, Dinner and Dance, May 11, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. To be held at the Wyndham Jacksonville Riverwalk, 1515 Prudential Drive. $50.00 donation, Live Entertainment Semi Formal. Call 904 377-5906 for more information. O Prince of Peace, we humbly ask Your protection for all our men and women in military service. Give them unflinching courage to defend with honor, dignity and devotion the rights of all who are imperiled by injustice and evil. Guard our churches, our homes, our schools, our hospitals, our factories, our buildings, and all those within from harm and peril. Protect our land and its people from enemies within and without. Grant an early peace with victory founded upon justice. Instill in the hearts and minds of men and women everywhere a firm purpose to live forever in peace and good will towards all. Amen.

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APRIL 21, 2012THE STAR PAGE A-3 A Mothers Continued from A-1 get her a-out of this school.Ž He reiterated that Mr. Parker also stated he could not wait until he gets her ADHD a-out of his school. Ms. Mcclendon informed Mr. Simmons, the principal and Mr. Simmons addressed the issue with the substitute teacher sho admitted to making the statement. Mr. Simmons filed a report with the Board of Education. The mothers request for a copy of the report was denied, she said. Thirty days later, her daughter was hand cuffed and the Glynn County school authorities transported her daughter from the school to a detention facility, without notifying her parents. The detention facility is located 66 miles away, in another county. The parents said that night they reported their daughter missing by her husband calling 911. The police officer who responded to the call informed them that their daughter was at the Waycross Regional Youth Detention Center in Waycross, Georgia. The officer did explain that their daughter should not have been taken out of the county without their knowledge. The principal was informed that the SRO, Noreen Meeks, made the decision. After remaining at the facility for two years, their daughter was released on December 20, 2011. The teenager said she was harassed, targeted and traumatized and in February when she attempted to re-enroll her daughter, she was given a letter dated October 6, 2011 stating that Howard Mann said she cannot come to Brunswick High School. After being bullying and a fight on the bus, she was told to shut up and sit down. On April 12, 2012, the mother, Estella was jailed and not given the opportunity to feed her infant. Her daughter had a hearing on April 19. No bond was set and she is still locked up.

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William Henry Cosby, Jr., Ed.DHeh, heh, heh, heh, hehŽ came the familiar laugh from the other end of the phone when I called the icon of American entertainment, popularly known as Bill Cosby, for our interview appointment. The interaction, which was more conversation than interview, lasted a little more than an hour. In that time, we did not talk about I Spy the television show which made him the first African-American costar of a series, the Cosby Show Fat Albert, or Little Bill We didnt even talk about his April 29 show at Jacksonvilles Time Union Center … Moran Theatre. I had the opportunity to visit with this man, known for ground breaking projects in entertainment, about his great passion … the subject of education. Dr. Cosby set the tone for the interview by inquiring the name of the college I graduated from and if it was an HBCU. After responding that I was a graduate of Edward Waters College in Jacksonville, he excitedly asked that I quote his next statement. I want, at this point, to herald the professors of these Historically Black Colleges and Universities.Ž Cosby believes that currently enrolled students and alumni should do more to recognize the work of these educators because of the quality education and preparation they provide. He holds the view that children who come from economically depressed areas, regardless of their scholastic ability and achievements, will still have some gap in their educational experience because public schools in these areas are generally not as well equipped as private or charter schools. ƒ many times, even the valedictorian and salutatorian of these [public] high schools, kids who have been studying hard, kids who have goals that require college educations, these kids, after taking the SAT [may] still end up in remedial English and math.Ž The HBCU professor bridges the gaps thus affording these students the opportunity to enter post graduate degree programs or compete in the job market. As we talked, I could hear the basis for Cosbys bestselling book, Come on People You may recall that he took a lot of flack in the media a few years ago because many felt that he was blaming African-Americans for the dismal outlook in our communities. I browsed through the audio book, which is available with his free iPhone App, Bill Cosby Mobile Roadie With chapter or call out titles, such as, Victim to Victors, Invest in Ourselves, Get All the School You Can Get, Stop the Cycle of Violence it would appear that his message is similar to Jessie Jacksons or Al Sharptons or the neighborhood barbershops where the condition of our communities is frequently discussed. The underlying theme of each chapter is the need to take our destiny into our own hands. One point that he drove home was the principle of saying no to mediocrity. He advocates that we are too bright to be satisfied with making 70% on a test just because its passing. Instead, we should challenge ourselves to get 100%. Bill Cosby was an established entertainer, rich and famousŽ, when he pursued the Master and Doctorate Degrees in Education from the University of Massachusetts. I asked what motivated him to return to school since the purpose of getting an education is to get ahead or become rich and famousŽ? Hesitating slightly at the expression, rich and famousŽ, he said his reason for pursuing education was because it was the extension of goals that he had set for himself when he graduated from Temple University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Health and Physical Education. He wanted to be a teacher so that he could help 7 th and 8 th grade boys take school more seriously than he did at that age. Admittedly, he did not apply himself in high school either, but not because he was a class clownŽ or incapable (as some articles I read referred to him). As a matter of fact, one of his teachers reported to his parents that William has a quiet way of not listening.Ž He is an opponent of the ignorance gauntletŽ, a term that he coined to depict detractors who are critical of his vision of education as the key to moving our people forward. He recognizes that college is not for everyone. However, there are other resources available, such as certificate programs, apprenticeship programs, etc. So, whats the difference? Whenever you learn, you become educated. I brought the conversation around to the prison industrial complex where a disproportionate number of African Americans are imprisoned. We talked about how privatization has put some prison management companies on the New York Stock Exchange. An issue which makes me wonder about the criteria for stocking and restocking inventory for these companies. Whats the inventory? Prisoners, of course. Cosby said nothing is as it used to be. Parents taught right from wrong and children listened. Todays parents seem to be more interested in making friends with their children instead of parenting, another common theme in Come on People Dr. Cosby has been to Jacksonville in the past. I talked to him about our city and some of his connections. He is friends with Jacksonville native, Johnetta Betsch Cole, Director of the Smithsonian Institutes National Museum of African Art in Washington, D.C. and great granddaughter of the founder of American Beach and the Afro-American Life Insurance Company. The ever popular Cosby Show featured artwork of Jacksonvillian, Dr. Willie F. Hooker. I couldnt let Dr. Cosby get away without getting him to talk about my favorite show, The Cosby Mysteries! He seemed really pleased that I had enjoyed the program and that I recognized that the young man, who played a sort of sidekick to Cosbys main character (Guy Hanks) would later be known as rapper and actor, Mos Def! He was passionate that the network which carried the Cosby Mysteries, NBC, was the cause of its demise because they would not move it from the 8 p.m. time slot to 10 p.m. Before we ended, I asked Dr. Cosby if, as a youngster, he could imagine that he would one day be William Henry Cosby, Jr., Ed.D, comedian, actor, author, television producer, educator, musician, and activist, recipient of numerous awards including the Presidential Medal of Freedom, Americas highest civilian honor, Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, and the Marian Anderson Award, given to individuals who have helpedchange society through their art and the courage of their convictions? He chuckled that signature Cosby chuckle, heh, heh, heh, hehŽ and after a few beats of silence, said he would see me at the show, said goodbye and signed off. Bill Cosbycomes to Jacksonvilles Times-Union Center … Moran Theater on Sunday, April 29 at 2:00PM.For ticket information contact The Artist Series at (904) 632-3228 or groupsales@fscj.edu PAGE A-4THE STARAPRIL 21, 2012Talk of the Town! Talk of the Town! By Frances Bradley frances@thefloridastar.comVolume Burks, Photographer E kaabo (eh-kah-bow). Welcome.

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She may have the sexiest set of eyes in show business that are set in an angelic face that is hard not to sneak a second look at, if not just plain gawk! Actress Regina Hall is the gorgeous girl-next-door type that leaves a memorable impression whether it is in person or on the big or small screens. The Washington, D.C. native plays the role of Candace, a single mom with a son who becomes involved with Momas boy Michael (played by Terrence J) in the new Screen Gems movie Think Like A Man. The film is based on the New York Times best selling book Act Like A Lady, Think Like A Man, written by comedian, actor, nationally syndicated radio host Steve Harvey. In the movie, Candace has to deal the a serious momas boy who she wants a relationship with but his moma dominates and controls his life to the point that things get to the breaking point. How did Hall approach playing this particular role? She explains, I have a lot of friends who have kids and are single moms so you want to be respectful of that portrayal. Especially since I happen to be a Black woman, I already know what stereotypes exist out there. So I kind of wanted to show her loving side but also the side of her thats still a woman and entering a relationship and trying to figure out how that works in her life with a man who loves his moma too. Jennifer Lewis plays Loretta the dominating mom from hell. It had to be a gas working with her. Hall lights up saying, Jennifer is great. I knew her outside of the movie so to work with her is great. Shes a very rich, lively, animated, warm human being. Shes real! Does Hall think a real life momas boy can snap out of it given the right situation or woman? She smiles, I think he (Michael & mom in the movie), had a real realization and so did his mom that you know what, in order for him to have a successful relationship and ideally there is someone that you meet in life that causes you to re-examine thoughts and behaviors that you had. Im sure it wont be easy. Hell probably slip back into his tendencies but I think people can always evolve. What was Halls reaction to be paired with Terrence J as her love instruct? She laughs, He was naturally great from the table read on. I was so pleasantly surprised. There isnt anybody who I think could have done better because I loved the way he played it. I saw it first at the table read. He was so charming you see why she falls in love with him. Part of probably what made him so great was that he was a momas boy. He (Terrence J) was so natural in that character. So when they put the suit on him in the first scene which we shot on the last day I said aw, thats all me right there. This project is loaded with a lot of Halls personal friends in real life. How do they separate the real from the pretend on set? She exclaims, Were friends and I think sometimes whats great about that is when you are friends in real life, that actually translates to a scene or to a character. In this film, Tarji and I were friends but so different. But what was great is that those women thought differently, they were different financially, one had a kid and one didnt but you could actually believe they were friends in real life. I think part of that synergy was because Taraji and I really do like each other. It helps motivate us to have fun working together and get to look forward to it, make a couple mistakes, you laugh about it. It makes it nice and organic. THESTAR ENTERTAINMENT Regina HallSensuously Building A Legacy Of Style Her Way!By Rych McCain, feedbackrych@sbcglobal.net and FacebookPhoto Courtesy Screen Gems Pictures By Rych McCain, feedbackrych@sbcglobal.net and Facebook Awards : Melanie L. Campbell, president and CEO of The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation (The National Coalition), has announced the recipients of the prestigious 2012 Spirit of Democracy Awards which will be presented during the 15th annual Spirit of Democracy Awards Gala hosted by actress and producer, Vivica A. Fox (Set It Off, Kill Bill, Soul Food), on Thursday May 17, 2012 at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill. This years honorees are Michael Baisden, nationally syndicated radio personality, author, philanthropist, and social activist instrumental in exposing the Trayvon Martin case; Al Dotson, chairman of the board, 100 Black Men of America; Shawn Dove, campaign manager, Campaign for Black Male Achievement, Open Society Foundations; Gerald Hudson, executive vice president, Service Employees International Union (SEIU), and David Honig, founder and president, Minority Media and Telecommunications Council. Congrats are in order for The Famous Flames, The Midnighters, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Donovan, Laura Nyrd, The Small Faces/Faces, Beastie Boys, The Crickets, The Coments, The Blue Caps, The Miracles and Guns & Roses (minus Axel Rose who decline his induction) for being part of the 2012 class who were inducted into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last Saturday, April 14, 2010 in Cleveland. Music : Yolanda Adams, Maurette Brown Clark,Kim Burrell Byron Cage, Tyronne Foster & The Arc Singers, Tramaine Hawkins Israel Houghton, Bishop Lester Love and Pastor Marvin Winans will salute gospel mega-stars Fred Hammond and Mary Mary on Sunday, July 8th at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center as part of the 2012 ESSENCE Music Festival taking place in New Orleans July 6-8. Grammy award winning rapper/actress Eve, who along with Robert Glasper Gary Clark Jr. and Alex Boyd will appear for the first time at the legendary Louisiana Superdome.Seven time Grammy award winning gospel singer Kirk Franklin has also been announced to return to the main stage. They will join the previously announced line-up, which includes the iconic Aretha Franklin, Queen of Hip-Hop & R&B Mary J. Blige, the legendary Charlie Wilson, the incomparable Ledisi, American Idol winner Fantasia, the sensational Stephanie Mills, R&B favorite Keyshia Cole and so much more. More talent additions will be announced in the near future. In addition, the annual ESSENCE Empowerment Experience, which is free and open to the public at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center will take place. Festival-goers will experience three full days of socio-political dialogue, health and wellness discussions and spiritual inspiration led by dynamic motivational speakers. The rousing All-star Gospel tribute honoring gospel mega-stars Fred Hammond and Mary Mary will round out the 3 day experience withaninitial roster of leading authors, speakers and leaders including Steve Harvey, Rev. Al Sharpton,Rep. Maxine Waters and Dr. Steve Perry with other names to be announced. For information about ticket sales, accommodations and the latest news about the ESSENCE MUSIC FESTIVAL, visit http://www.essence.com/festival. Join the Festival community: follow us on Twitter @essencemusic #EssenceFest and become a fan of 2012 ESSENCE Music Festival on Facebook. Movies : Think Like A Man. Screen Gems Pictures,A Rainforest Films Productions. Starring Jerry Ferrara, Meagan Good, Regina Hall, Kevin Hart, Taraji P. Henson, Terrence J, Romany Malco, Gary Owen and Gabrielle Union. Directed by Tim Story. Written by Keith Merryman and David A. Newman. Based on the book Act Like A Lady, Think Like A Man by Steve Harvey. Produced by Will Packer. The book was a smash hit and the movie will be too! The laughs are in the right spots as is the serious moments. We have a right on cast here that truly brings the subject matter to life. Guys, take your lady to see this one and let the heated discussion afterward begin! Cabin In the Woods. Lionsgate Pictures. Starring Kristen Connolly, Chris Hemsworth, Anna Hutchison, Fran Kranz, Jesse Williams, Richard Jenkins, Bradley Whitford, Brian White and Amy Acker. Directed by DrewGoddard. Written by Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard. Produced by Joss Whedon. At first, this one starts off as just another group of young people going to the woods for a weekend to end up getting pick off one by one by a madman freak, but it has a way different twist and takes a very unpredictable direction as the plot thickens. The blood and gore is way too obsessive and over the top. Horror fans will get into it anyway. Hit me up at feedbackrych@sbcglobal.net and Facebook Study, Observe and Win! Rych Rych McCains Hollyhood Notes! Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Gamma Rho Omega Chapter, Inc. Jacksonville, FL Presents 3rd Annual Sunday, June 10, 2012 3 PM to 5 PM Hyatt Jacksonville Riverfront Hotel 225 East Coastline Drive 32202 $25.00 tax deductible Proceeds support high school college scholarships Event and Ticket Information Contact Bonnie C. Atwater (904) 868-4030 atwaterb@duvalschools.org Chef Application Request kimfowler79@gmail.com

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Around The Area Around The Area PAGE A-6THE STARAPRIL 21, 2012 SPRING 2012 FASHION EXPOSAY THE TRACI EVANS FASHIONISTA REPORT Fashion Designer/Owner of Meow and Barks Boutique With spring comes beautiful weather, more sunlight, Spring Break vacations for the family (or a chance to rest and put your kids to work if youre like me), and of courseƒthe emergence of the fiercest fashions to rejuvenate your fashion feng shui this season. I am just returning from a fashion hiatus in Miami where I was able to absorb the flavor for what is new and trendy from a South Beach perspective. Ive also gotten a closer look at some of the cutting edge apparel showcased during NY Fashion Week and the emerging trends out of Hollywood. Thus, Meow and Barks Boutique is fully prepared to provide you that special exclusive Spring Bling look that is a great new look for you this season. The Fashionista Goal for Spring 2012: Captivate your immediate surroundings with your fashion expressions. To be a true fashionista you should be able to stimulate the start of a fashion conversation with an item you are wearing. New Styles & Trends: Ive noticed over the past couple of fashion seasons that clothing isnt going out of style as fast or to the extent that it used to. There seems to be a revolving fashion door that provides us all with a very flexible window for exploring different styles from numerous fashion eras. Its becoming more and more about how YOUŽ want to express yourself with your own exclusive fashion statements. Below are some of the new styles and trends to help you along that fashionista way: Colors & Tribal Prints There are certain colors during spring that not only add to the eclectic beauty of outdoors, but also your wardrobe. Color blocking is becoming even more popular. Bright stand out reds, blues, greens, and neon colors are hot and sure to spark a flattering fashion conversation. Tribal prints have also emerged as a staple look on the fashion worlds premiere runways this season. Many new outfits catching the attention of the fashion industry are draped in tribal and bohemian decor. Instant Update Accessories If it aint broke, dont fix itƒjust accessorize with an instant update! There is nothing like the purchase of 1 or 2 go-toŽ accessories to make numerous outfits already in your closet look new. The purchase of a dazzling accessory piece can be an instant update to set off your favorite warm weather dresses you know will stop traffic whenever you put it on! Whether it is a necklace, belt, bracelet, or earrings … the right accessory can be an instant update to your favorite wardrobes with a little mileage on them. Color blocking and tribal designs are very popular with accessories this season as well. Final Fashionista Thought: Take a chance! You make the outfit, dont let the outfit make you.Ž Traci Evans, Fashion Designer/Owner of Meow and Barks Boutique Tribal Print Yellow and Black Dress Spring Dress Color Pattern Design AA Spring Color Block Traci EvansFashion Designer/Boutique Owner Meow and Barks Boutique 904.704.8222 1537 San Marco Blvd., Jacksonville, FL, 32201 www.Meowandbarksboutique.storenvy.com LOCAL CHURCH AIDES IN EDUCATION CUTS A 5K Charity Walk to Benefit Schools in the CommunityJacksonville, FLOn April 28, 2012, Mayor Alvin Brown will join Open Arms Christian Fellowship as they host their annual 5K Charity Walk. The walk will begin at 8:30am. The registration fee is $15 and includes a t-shirt. The cost is FREE for children 17 years old and younger. The event is open to the community. All proceeds will be donated to Garden City Elementary and Highlands Middle Schools ABOUT OPEN ARMS CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP Open Arms Christian Fellowship located at 2763 Dunn Ave. Jacksonville FL 32218 was founded on April 13, 1999 by Pastor Leofric W. Thomas, Sr. The church moved into their new 22,000 sq. ft. facility in 2009. They are also celebrating 13 years in ministry and the community. If you would like more information or to schedule an interview please call Charis Scurry at (904) 476-2104 or email oacfchurchpr@att.net

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By ARTHIANIXON Caribbean News Editor BAHAMAS:Bahamians will go to the polls on May 7, 2012 to decide who will be the governing party for the next five years. The country, which gained its independence from the British in 1973, has three major parties vying for victory in what many consider to be a tightly contested election. Last week, candidates were officially nominated. Branville McCartney leads the Democratic National Alliance (green) Perry G. Christie leads the Progressive Liberal Party (yellow) and current Prime Minister, Hubert Ingraham leads the Free National Movement (red). The parties have been stirring up voters in true Bahamian festive spirit by hosting massive rallies, motorcades and treating constituents to events such as beach parties, movie outings and more. APRIL 21, 2012 THESTAR PAGEA-7 POLITICALFEVERSWEEPSBAHAMAS: Nominations Are In; Nation Goes To The Polls On May 7 Gang Dismantling Major Factor in Crime Reduction Jamaican Police Commissioner By Alecia Smith-Edwards Jamaica Information Services JAMAICA: Commissioner of Police, Owen Ellington, says the significant reduction in criminal activities that has been achieved over the past few months, particularly in the Corporate Area, is due to the polices ongoing efforts to dismantle criminal gangs and other organised crimes. We are pleased to say that there are several divisions in the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) that have seen very dramatic reduction in criminal activitiesƒI can speak of the divisions in the Corporate Area as examples. The Kingston Central division, which averaged over 100 murders per year in the recent past, and completed last year with under 20 murders, year to date, has recorded three murders,Ž he said. Mr. Ellington was speaking at a press conference at his Old Hope Road offices in Kingston, on April 2. He pointed out that this trend has been replicated across the Corporate Area divisions, noting that the divisions which had accounted for over 70 per cent of all violent crimes, have now moved to about 30 per cent. We achieved those results in Kingston and elsewhere in Jamaica, because we are focusing on dismantling the gangs and organised crimes. In downtown Kingston there were very significant criminal gangs that controlled the community. They battled for control of market space the extortion protection racket; they were involved in armed robberies and other (crimes). Since we have been able to remove those gangs and their leadership and pacify others, were able to restore that amount of security and stability to the Corporate Area,Ž he explained. Mr. Ellington asserted that the police are committed to reducing Jamaicas murder rate to within 12 per 100,000 of the population by the year 2017 and restoring citizens and investor confidence in Jamaica, so that the economy can grow. We would like to appeal to individuals with capital to invest, to look seriously at Kingston. We have contributed, we have done our part and the city is open for business and we are giving public assurance that we will continue to maintain the levels of policing presence and operations in downtown Kingston, so that we can restore investor confidence and protect commerce for those who wish to invest in commercial activities,Ž he said. Hubert Ingraham, Free National Movement Perry Christie, Progressive Liberal Party Branville McCartney, Democratic Natl Alliance

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PAGE A-8THE STAR APRIL 21, 2012 How do you save? Let us count the ways.Begin with BOGOs„buy-one-get-one-free deals youll “ nd throughout the store. Then check out our Publix private label values. Finally, “ gure in the hundreds of items on sale every day. They all add up to a lower grocery tab. Go to publix.com/save right now to make plans to save this week.

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APRIL 21, 2012 THESTAR JacksonvillesLOCAL NEWS FLORIDA SECTION B At The Jacksonville Naval Air Station Jacksonville, FloridaFirst Lady MichelleObama recently visited the Jacksonville Naval Air Station here in Jacksonville. She began by thanking Mayor Brown of Jacksonville and Congresswoman Corrine Brown for coming out. She is devoted to making sure that all Americans honor our troops, veterans and their families. This was the one-year anniversary and they have made some amazing strides in getting the necessary help that the families need. Their motto is: Everyone can do something,Ž whether its mowing the lawn, repairing a fence or whatever you do best, but doing it on behalf of a military family...finding those families within your communities and reaching out to find out what they need. If you are interested in helping or just wanting to find out more about this cause, go to the website: www.joiningforces.gov and there are thousands of wonderful ideas, suggestions, things that are going on in communities all across the USA. Congresswoman Corrine Brown, Jacksonville Naval Air Station's new Commander Captain Robert Sanders and Wife 1st Lady Michell Obama THE FIRST LADY HONORING YOUNG MILITARY FAMILIES City of Jacksonvilles Mayor Alvin Brown, Congresswoman Corrine Brown, and Rear Admiral Jack Scorby, Commander of Navy Region Southeast The Delta Delta Chapter Hosted National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa 45th Southeast Conference SENATOR SIPLIN HOSTS SANFORD TOWN HALL MEETINGORLANDO, FL … As a result of the ongoing investigation into the Trayvon Martin shooting, and increasing citizen concerns, Florida State Senator Gary Siplin (D-Orlando) will take his legislative office on the road to host the Sanford Road to RecoveryŽ Town Hall Meeting. Senator Siplin will set up temporary post at the Saint James A.M.E. Church, where he will conduct a fact-finding inquiry regarding recurring instances of civil rights violations in the African American community. This meeting will lead to an investigation regarding alleged institutional racism in Sanford, which will be presented in a Senate hearing for review. As always, I look forward to meeting and hearing from the people in Sanford,Ž Senator Siplin said. To be held Thursday, April 26, 2012 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Saint James A.M.E. Church, 819 Cypress Avenue, Sanford, Florida 32771 Jakki Stubbs, Jacqueline McKinney, Flora Parker, and Betty LeRoy Coordinators and Flora Parker, Basileus Betty J. Dixon, Supreme Basileus and Yvonne Ben, Southeast Director. Mayor Alvin Brown as guest speaker

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JACKSONVILLE URBAN LEAGUE !!!!!! 5th Annual 3E-Empowerment Summit and 21st Annual Crime Prevention Community Wide Event. April 25, 2012, from 9:00 A.M. … 1:00 P.M., at 903 W. Union Street, Jacksonville, FL. Contact Clorina Sanders at (904)366-6494, csanders@jaxul.org. or contact Sandra Parker, Community and Youth Intervention Services (904)366-6481, sparker@jaxul.org. for all information. Jacksonville Suns vs. Pensacola Blue Wahoos, Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville, on Wednesday, April 25, 2012, 301 A. Philip Randolph Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32202. Contact 904.854.0655 for more information NAIOP Downtown Tour & Tasting, Thursday April 26, 2012. MOSH After Dark: The City Dark, Museum of Science and History (MOSH), on Thursday, April 26, 2012, at 1025 Museum Circle, Jacksonville, FL 32207.For more information contact 904.396.MOSH. FOR COLORED GIRLS: Thursday April 26, 2012, at AT&T Tower 301, 301 W. Bay St., Jacksonville, FL 32202 CIRQUE DE LA SYMPHONIE (SPECIAL) on Thursday, April 26, 2012, at the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, 300 W. Water Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Contact 904.354.5547 for additional information.. THE LANDING FRIDAY MARKET, this Friday, April 27, 2012, at The Jacksonville Landing, 2 Independent Dr. W., Jacksonville, FL 32202. NATIONAL DANCE DAY, The Jacksonville Landing, on Friday April 27, 2012, 2 Independent Dr. W., Jacksonville, FL 32202. For more information call 904.353.1188. Movies in the Park GREASE, Wyndham Jacksonville Riverwalk, Friday April 27, 2012, 1515 W. Prudential Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32207. Please contact 904.396.5100 for additional information. Friday Jacksonville Suns vs. Pensacola Blue Wahoos, Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville on April 27, 2012, 301 A. Philip Randolph Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32202. Contact 904.854.0655 for more information. African-American Civil Rights Movement in Florida onSaturday April 28, 2012, Jacksonville Main Library, 303 N. Laura Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Call 904.630.2665 for additional information. Need Summer Camp!? Wayan Development Corporation offers 3 Locations, Camperships Available. First week must be paid in advance to secure seat. Ages: *4 … 15 years (*4 years & entering kindergarten). Dates: 06/18/2012 … 08/17/2012, (Camperships applicable 6/18/2012-7/20/2012). Hours: 7:30 am … 6:00 pm. Serving: AM Snack, Lunch & PM Snack, Activities: Academic Enrichment, Field Trips, Cultural Enrichment & Recreational Activities (swimming, games, etc.). Phone 904-693-1503 for more information. Community Activities, continuedPAGE B 2THE STAR APRIL 21, 2012 /Community Activities JAX YOUTH POETRY JAM 2012, this Saturday, April 21, 2012, Jacksonville Main Library, 303 N. Laura Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Contact 904.630.2665 for more information. Golden Isles Arts and Humanities 2011-2012 Performing Arts Series presents COLLECTED STORIES. A play by Donald Margulies Friday & Saturday, April 20-21, 2012 at 8:00 p.m, Sunday, April 22, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. Performed at Art Downtown/Brunswick Actors Theatre, 1413 Newcastle St., Downtown Brunswick. Tickets & info: 912-262-6934, goldenislesarts.org. FOR COLORED GIRLS: Saturda,y April 21, 2012, at the AT&T Tower 301, 301 W. Bay St., Jacksonville, FL 32202. INTERNATIONAL DANCE CHALLENGE, onSaturday, April 21, 2012, at the Times Union Center for Performing Arts, 300 W. Water Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Call 904.633.6110 for more information. HEALTHY FAMILY TRAINING CAMP, EverBank Field on Saturday, April 21, 2012, 1 Everbank Field Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Contact 904.633.6100 for more information. SOUND EFFECTS: Music at MOCA, MOCA Jacksonville,thisSunday, April 22, 2012, 33 N. Laura Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Please contact 904.366.6911 for additional information. Jacksonville MG Walk at The Jacksonville Landing on Sunday, April 22, 2012, 2 Independent Dr. W., Jacksonville, FL 32202. For additional information call 904.353.118/8. 16th Annual Southeast U.S. Boat Show, Metropolitan Park on Sunday, April 22, 2012, at 4110 Gator Bowl Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Contact 904.630.0837 for all information. SMALL HOUSES, TOBACCO PAT AND AMONG GIANTS: Burro Bar, this Monday, April 23, 2012, 100 E. Adams St., Jacksonville, FL 32202. Contact 904.353.4686 for any information. Social Media: Friend or Foe? with Advantage Business Magazine CoWork Jax on Tuesday, April 24, 2012, at 5 W. Forsyth St., Suite 200, Jacksonville, FL 32204. Please call 904.586.8678 for additional information. (StatePoint) Our modern lifestyles can take a toll on our skin. Lack of sleep, pollutants, and stress are all contributing factors to signs of aging, dryness, irritation and blotchiness. While makeup can reduce the appearance of such wear and tear, there are natural steps you can take to actually make skin healthier, rather than simply masking the problem. Time and the environment deplete necessary minerals from our skin and body,Ž says Dawn Diorio, Education Manager for AHAVA, a cosmetics company that creates skin care products made of mineral-based compounds from the Dead Sea. Restoring this balance will soften and hydrate your skin, and give you that coveted radiant glow seen in magazines.Ž Healthier skin can be attained naturally. Try incorporating these simple habits into your daily lifestyle: Protect: Warmer weather means bathing suits, tank tops and shorts. It also means more skin exposure to the elements, which can break down your protective outer layer of skin. This season, avoid burns and irritation caused by harmful UV rays and wind by applying sunscreen daily, and stylishly limiting direct sun exposure with hats, sunglasses, and beach cover-ups. € Go natural: Sometimes nature provides the most effective skin care solutions. The Dead Sea for example, thrives with life-enhancing ingredients with regenerative properties, and has long been a mecca for wellness-seeking travelers. While a dip in these waters may not be possible for everybody, you can use moisturizers and cosmetics that contain Dead Sea minerals to achieve the same benefits. For example, AHAVA offers a product line of moisturizers, cleansers, cosmetics and bath salts that contain an extract of Dead Sea water and are rich in minerals like magnesium, calcium, sodium and potassium. When applied to the skin, this mineral mix increases moisture levels, improves skin texture and elasticity, and reduces wrinkles. Dead Sea salt also possesses natural antiseptic properties and is therapeutic in helping topical infections. € Eat right: Its not only about what you put on your skin that makes a difference. What you eat can make a big impact as well. A diet rich in fruits, vegetables, nuts and fish is not only great for overall health, it also will support glowing healthy skin. Be sure to stock up on Vitamin C, which can tighten skin and prevent wrinkles, and omega-3 fatty acids which can reduce inflammation and dryness. Avoid excessive use of caffeine and alcohol. € Sleep well: The link between a good nights sleep and healthy skin cannot be overstated. A deep restful sleep is necessary for cell and tissue repair. By getting six to eight hours of shut-eye a night, youll not only avoid those dreaded bags under the eyes, youll reduce stress, improve your immune system and increase your skins ability to stay hydrated. Healthy skin is not only beautiful, it also is your greatest protection from the environment. So its vital that you take great care of it. ***** Natural Ways To Keep Your Skin Healthy This Season Announcements, meetings, happenings, and community events scheduled in Jacksonville and the surrounding area Small Changes Can Help You Save On Healthcare (StatePoint) If youre like many Americans, your healthcare is taking a major bite out of your paycheck. According to the Organization for Economic Development, the average American spends $7,960 on healthcare annually, representing nearly 20 percent of the average U.S. income of $40,000. Experts are advising consumers to take a proactive approach toward reducing their healthcare expenses. The best way to reduce healthcare costs is to prevent them,Ž says Dr. Andrew Myers, an expert in preventative health and nutrition, and author of Health is WealthŽ. Living a healthy lifestyle reduces the risk of chronic illnesses that are expensive to manage.Ž To help, Dr. Andrew Myers is offering some simple healthy living tips: € Get screened: Health and wellness screenings are crucial for early detection of health issues. Know what you are at risk for, so you know what you should be managing. € Get active: Be more active in your daily life, whether that is exercising, taking the stairs instead of the elevator, or walking instead of driving. Strive to get the recommended 30 minutes of heart-healthy exercise three to five times weekly. € Eat healthier: Set simple goals like incorporating a fruit or vegetable into every meal, or replacing a junk food snack with something nutritious. € Chart your progress: Keep track of your progress and stay motivated by celebrating your successes. Mark your calendar on the day you start, as well as key dates and benchmarks along the way. When you reach a goal, make a new one, and be an inspiration to those around you! € Share the challenge: Invite friends or family members to undertake a health challenge with you. A buddy system keeps you accountable and increases your chance of success. You dont need an expensive doctors appointment to get important health screenings. Some retailers offer free health screenings. For example, Sams Club offers free health and wellness screenings the first Saturday of each month nationwide. Since 2010, the company has provided over one million preventative screenings to both members and non-members alike. The screenings include Body Mass Index (BMI) and blood pressure tests, diabetes screenings, and timely allergy tests in spring and childrens health screenings in advance of the school year. "My pharmacists recommended I go, and after the first screening, Ive never missed one,Ž says Douglas B., a Sams Club Member from Atlanta, Ga. recounting how much screenings have helped him. I have type 2 diabetes, and now instead of paying for my blood pressure and BMI tests, I go to Sams Club. They expect me now and know Ill be the first in line.Ž In addition to free monthly screenings, Sams Club pharmacists are great resources on smoking cessation, supplementation and wellness regimen practices -all free to members and the community. Douglas B. says he would be lost without these services. The pharmacists take the time to explain everything in terms I understand.Ž To learn more, visit www.samsclub.com/healthyliving. Undertake preventive measures now to protect your greatest asset -your health. ***** Announcements, meetings, happenings, and community events scheduled in Jacksonville and the surrounding area

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By ARTHIANIXON Florida/Georgia Star Photo:AP The parents of Salecia Johnson (pictured) are demanding answers after the 6 year-old had her hands handcuffed behind her back by a police officer. The incident occured at Creekside Elementary School in Milledgevillewhere she is in kindergarden. Salecia was said to have thrown a tantrum and was throwing furniture and tearing items off the wall. According to police reports, the child threw a small shelf which struck the principal on the leg and she jumped on a paper shredder and tried to break a glass. It is unclear what caused the youngster to act out in the first place. A juvenille report was filed accusing her of simple battery and damage to property. The little girl was picked up from the local police station by her mother and aunt. When they arrived, Salecia was being held in a cell and complained about the metal handcuffs being too tough. She is suspended from school until August. THESTAR LOCAL GEORGIA SECTION B STARKELIGHTSASPARK PERFORMINGATHERPEAK Makes history as first female minority to launch tertiary level adult learning center in Brunswick APRIL 21, 2012 By ARTHIA NIXON Florida/Georgia Star With nearly two decades in human resources, Kristie Chance Starke has seen a whole lot of people come and go. And sadly, she has seen more go because they didnt have the time to pursue a degree because of time, family obligations or lack of funding. A degree is fantastic but not all of us can get one,Ž she agreed. Some people dont realize that the difference in increasing their paycheck and getting a better job might be a short course in getting certified. A certificate may not be a degree but it shows that you trained in your area and know what you are doing.Ž And on Wednesday night, Mrs. Starke gave locals a chance to see their potential by becoming the first woman of color to open an adult institute of higher learning, the Peak Performance Training Academy. The school is located at 82C1 Buckingham Place in Brunswick. Its vocational education for busy adults,Ž explained Mrs. Starke. Some courses can be completed in as little as six to eight weeks. Right now, were offering courses in medical billing and coding, certified nurse assistant, child development associate, customer service certification with call center emphasis and soft skill training certification.Ž Other courses include those that career development for managers and licensed professional courses. So what was the inspiration behind Peak Performance Training Academy? Well, Ive been in human resources for over fifteen years,Ž answered Mrs. Starke. What I saw was that the unemployment rate was at an all time high and that one way to bridge that gap was to ensure that people were properly trained and had a document to prove it. The thing is, these jobs that we offer training in are in high demand. They need to be filled immediately and instead of complaining that you cant do it, take a step that will only take a few weeks and youll end up with a higher salary because of your certified specialty.Ž Mrs. Starke dream to help others achieve their dream is certainly coming true with the launch of Peak Performance. And in the process, shes taking her students from entry level, to the next level while cutting the cost of commuting between Jacksonville or Savannah by having access to education right here in Brunswick. For more information visit www.peakprofessionalacademy.com The Glynn County Area Congress of Zion Sunday School and Baptist Congress of Christian Educational Congress hosted its Annual Seven Last Sayings of ChristŽ on Friday, April 6, 2012 at the Zion Baptist Church, where the Rev. Craig Campbell is the Pastor. Each year seven ministers are selected from Glynn and surrounding communities to speak from the Seven last Sayings of Christ. This Annual event is one of several programs that are sponsored by the Glynn County Area Congress as a means to share religious information and raise funds for the scholarship program that is under the directions of the Zion Sunday School and Baptist Training Union Christian Educational Congress. The Zion Sunday School and Baptist Congress of Christian Educational Congress of Zion Missionary Baptist Association, Inc., is composed of over 88 Churches and meets annually to offer certified educational classes for both adults and children. This years Congress will be held June 26 … 29, 2012 at the Zion Missionary Baptist Association Educational Complex in Crescent, GA. During each year at the annual session, scholarships are awarded to students from various churches of seven counties, and this includes Glynn County. Over the years many students from Glynn County has had the opportunity to receive this scholarship and have used these funds to help with their education. Deacon Leo Moore serves as Chairman of the Glynn County Area Congress. Deacon Glynnard Campbell serves as President and Sister Gwen L. Davis serves as Dean of the Zion Sunday School and Baptist Training Union Christian Educational Congress. Rev. Dr. Eddie L. Hart is moderator of Zion Missionary Association Baptist, Inc. BRUNSWICKCLERGY HOSTSEASTERECUMENICAL FOCUSINGONSEVEN LASTSAYINGSOFCHRIST Kristy Chance Starke CEO Of Peak Performance Training Academy Keith Jordan, Director of Recruiting/Admissions; Kristy Chance Starke, CEO; Karen Hastings, Administrative Assistant; and Naomi Foreman, Director of Nursing Programs make up the schools faculty. Cops Cuff 6 Year Old Girl For Throwing Tantrum

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APRIL 21, 2012 THESTAR Entrepreneur and NBA Hall Of Famer Earvin "Magic" Johnson is set to launch ASPIRE, a new African-American network designed to entertain, inform and inspire through a diverse slate of original and acquired programming in the categories of movies, documentaries, short films, music, comedy, visual and performing arts and faith and inspirational programs. Johnson, Chairman of ASPIRE, was awarded one of the first four, new and minority owned and operated independent networks by Comcast. The network, partnered with GMC TV, is set to go live in June 2012 and will be headquartered in Atlanta, where it will undoubtedly be the next platform for aspiring AfricanAmerican writers, directors, producers, actors and leaders. "We are excited to be adding ASPIRE to our rich line-up of programming and look forward to its dynamic content designed to entertain and educate viewers," said David Jensen, Vice President of Content Acquisition at Comcast. "Magic Johnson and GMC TV have brought together their impressive set of skills to create a network with an enduring focus on delivering quality programming that positively resonates with ethnically diverse communities." Charles Humbard, President and CEO, GMC TV, said, "ASPIRE will be dedicated to shining a light on the successes, achievements and accomplishments of the African-American community. The concept of an uplifting, positive programming environment is one that we at GMC know very well, and we are proud to be partnering with Earvin `Magic' Johnson to build the ASPIRE brand among distributors and advertisers." Johnson added, "ASPIRE will be a network that encourages and challenges African-Americans to reach for their dreams. Launching ASPIRE is an amazing accomplishment, but I am most proud of the opportunities it will create for African-Americans in front of and behind the camera. ASPIRE will allow us to continue to make a great impact in the urban community and beyond." New Jaguars WR Lee Evans says productivity about 'being able to take care of yourself and stay healthy' PAGEB-4 By John Oehser Jaguars.com As Lee Evans sees it, theres what is said and theres his reality. To him, theyre not the same. Evans, a nine-year veteran wide receiver who signed a reported one-year deal with the Jaguars Monday, said his focus is far less on what is said than what he believes is his reality … and thats that at 31, he remains capable of being a productive NFL wide receiver. I guess I look at me, and I dont look at it as everybody else,Ž Evans said Monday afternoon. Thirty-one is different in peoples eyes. Its about being able to take care of yourself and stay healthy, and if you can do that, be productive. Those are my goals coming in. If I can continue to do that consistently, then stats and numbers and things will come.Ž Evans, who played two seasons for Buffalo when new Jaguars Head Coach Mularkey was the head coach there, became the second veteran receiver to sign with the team during the 2012 pro free agency period. The Jaguars last month signed wide receiver Laurent Robinson from Dallas. Mularkey called Evans a great signing.Ž How he practices alone will be a plus for this team,Ž Mularkey said. He does everything the right way.Ž Evans was selected by Buffalo in the first round of the NFL Draft in 2004, Mularkeys first season as the Bills head coach. He had at least 740 yards receiving in each of his first five seasons, with 1,292 yards and eight touchdowns in 2006 and 1,017 and three touchdowns in 2008. Evans caught 377 passes for 5,934 yards and 43 touchdowns in seven seasons with the Bills before being traded to the Baltimore Ravens last season for a fourth-round draft choice. He sustained a foot injury in Week 2, missing nine games and catching four passes for 74 yards. Hes been productive,Ž Mularkey said. He has had some things that have slowed him down. Hes never satisfied and always wants to prove his worth. It will be challenge for him personally to come back from last season and help this football team.Ž Evans said while he had free-agency visits set up with other NFL teams, talks with the Jaguars accelerated enough to where he took no other visits. Things picked up here and we were able to strike a deal,Ž he said. Evans said familiarity with Mularkey was incentive to join the Jaguars, as was the opportunity to work with new wide receivers coach Jerry Sullivan, one of the NFLs most-respected receivers coaches. I thought it would be a real good spot for me,Ž he said. The teams receiver corps now includes Evans, Robinson, fourth-year veteran Mike Thomas, fourth-year veteran Brian Robiskie, second-year veteran Cecil Shorts, third-year veteran Taylor Price, second-year veteran Chastin West and fourth-year veteran Jarett Dillard. It gives us another veteran in the mix,Ž Jaguars General Manager Gene Smith said of Evans. Its going to create competition. That usually brings out the best in people.Ž Said Evans, Obviously, Im the oldest receiver there and with that comes some veteran leadership … understanding and teaching younger receivers how to be pros, understanding that its not just on the field, but off the field as well. Im ea ger to get in with the young receivers and really work with them and teach them some things that Ive learned.Ž Evans injury last season limited him to two starts, the first time in his career he started fewer than 11 games. He never missed an NFL game until an ankle injury kept him out the last three games in 2010. I feel good physically,Ž he said. This off-season has been good, and even finishing up last year I felt good.Ž Evans throughout his career typically has been one of the NFLs best deep-receiving threats. He has averaged 15.8 yards per reception in his career, and only once has he averaged less than 14 yards a reception. That was in 2009, when he averaged 13.9 yards. Mularkey said with the Evans signing the Jaguars have more speed at that position.Ž I think physically hes healthier than he was last year,Ž Mularkey said, adding that Evans still has that verticalthreat speed. You dont have an average like that without making some big plays down the field. I still think he has that.Ž Evans, asked if he still possessed the deep speed when healthy last season, said, Absolutely.Ž Last year was a tough year for me,Ž he said. I had never really been injured. I feel good. Im running good. As we get into this, hopefully, Ill feel the same way. Its all about opportunity and Im excited about this opportunity. I still feel theres a lot of good football left to be played. I want to be a part of it and I want to be a part of it here. Im ready to take on this opportunity.Ž JACKSONVILLESUNS: INF Jeff Dominguez promoted to New Orleans from JAX; INF Pedro Mendoza promoted to JAX from New Orleans The Jacksonville Suns, Double-A minor league affiliate of the Miami Marlins, announced today that INF Jeff Dominguez has been promoted to the New Orleans Zephyrs, in a move Tuesday April 17, 2012. In a corresponding roster move, INF Pedro Mendoza has been promoted to the Jacksonville Suns from the Jamestown Jammers. Mendoza is available for Tuesdays contest in Pensacola, Fla. Dominguez, had played in 10 of 12 games for the Suns in the 2012 season, hit .108 with one homerun and six runs batted in. Mendoza, spent 26 games of the 2011 season with the Greensboro Grasshoppers where he hit .224 with four doubles and nine runs batted in. Mendoza also played 35 games for the Jamestown Jammers in 2011 where he hit .252 with four doubles and nine runs batted in. He was signed as a free agent in November of 2008. Mendoza will be assigned a number when he arrives in Pensacola on Tuesday. Do you have a sporting event coming up? Think your team should be highlighted for their win? Email us today info@thefloridastar.com and let The Star speak for you! Sharks Terrance Smith Earns Another Weekly Award Jacksonville Sharks second-year wide receiver Terrance Smith has one again earned recognition for an outstanding on-field performance, as the Arena Football League announced Tuesday that Smith has been selected as the AFL Playmaker of the Week for Week 6 of the 2012 season. In the Sharks 75-67 loss to Utah on April 13, Smith exploded for 309 all-purpose yards in impressively balanced fashion, recording eight receptions for 154 yards to go along with 155 kick return yards on seven attempts. Smith also set the pace with five receiving touchdowns in the game, including a 38-yard touchdown in the final minute that pulled the Sharks within a point of the Blaze. That total of 309 all-purpose yards easily surpasses his previous season high of 259 and stands as the second-highest single-game total for any player in the Arena Football League this season. Smith now leads the League with 231.8 all-purpose yards per game, nearly 35 more yards than the player in second place. Notably, beginning with the season opener in Kansas City, Smith has accounted for a greater number of all-purpose yards in each successive game this season. Through four games, Smith leads the Sharks with 10 receiving touchdowns, is tied for the team lead with two rushing touchdowns and has accounted for both of the teams two kickoff return touchdowns this season. He ranks second on the team in both receptions (28) and receiving yards (367), and is tied for the team lead with 13.1 yards per reception. With this award, Smith has now earned Playmaker of the Week honors following each of his teams last two games, winning the Week 4 award following his performance against the Tampa Bay Storm on March 30. The Magic Of Television:Basketball Great Johnson To Launch His Own Cable Channel

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DAD, THE FIX-IT MANBy Daris Howard My five year-old daughter came to me and wanted me to put up a Clo lineŽ for her doll things. Dont you mean a clothes line?Ž I asked. No,Ž she responded. I only want it big enough to hang one clo on.Ž I had never thought of clothesŽ as plural for something before. I was just about to build it when my four year-old daughter brought me her doll, or at least part of it. The head had come off and she had lost it and only had the body. She was in tears about the situation. I told her there was probably a good song we could sing about this predicament. When you aint got no-body that wants you. When in life you just cant seem to get a-head. Then perhaps it would all have been better, if you had just spent the whole day in bed...Ž It might be debatable if I perjured myself by using the phrase good songŽ because, as I continued to sing the bad lyrics, making them up as I went along, she gave me a look that said, Please tell me Im adopted and that I dont have any of your genetics.Ž Well, I calmed her down by saying it wasnt something to lose our heads about. We hunted and found a doll head and put it on the doll body without too much plastic surgery. However, my daughter informed me that it was the wrong head and I realized Kens head does indeed look funny on Barbies body. The whole thing was enough to drive any-body crazy. We eventually got ourselves together and got the dolls figured out, or at least their figures together and ourselves figured out. My little daughter gave me a big hug and went off to her world of make believe with her dolls playing the roles of a brother and sister with high-pitched voices. And thus, my day as Dad, the fix-it guyŽ, had just started on a Saturday morning. I dont mind being the fix-it guy most of the time. But recently, I have spent about half of my life repairing bike tires. Out where we live, puncture weeds dont just proliferate like mosquitoes, but they actually jump right off the ground and attack without warning. My children come home with their bike tires full of them. I was always fixing flats. Their bikes probably cost me $20 apiece and I would spend about $50 in tubes for each bike each year. I finally got smart and bought some of those solid tubes that dont go flat. There was, however, one downside. Now that their tires dont go flat they ride over everything: nails, porcupines, other siblings, basically whatever gets in their path. In particular, they charge out through the worst fields and come back with their tires full of thorns, but totally unfazed. The problem occurs when they then ride through our garden. I couldnt figure out why the number of weeds in our garden seemed to increase dramatically. What time I save fixing bike tires went right into weeding the garden. Though I am no Einstein, I finally figured it out. Now my children are banned from riding their bikes in my garden. Well, I better be going. My four year-old is back and one of her dolls has apparently finished paying its taxes because its missing an arm and a leg. I need to teach her a song about getting a leg up in the army, and I still have a clo line to build.PAGE B-6 THESTAR APRIL 21, 2012 OPINION OWNER/PUBLISHER CLARA McLAUGHLIN LEATH MANAGEMENT LONZIE LEATH, RINETTA M. FEFIE SALES & MARKETING 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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APRIL 21, 2012THE STARPR 1 Review of SPUNK, Original play based on stories by Zora Neal Hurston Reviewed by LYNNETTE YOUNG Photos credited to MAYA ADKINSIf you missed The 5 & Dime production of SPUNK, a play with songs, by George C. Wolfe, adapted for the stage from three short stories by Zora Neale Hurston, with music by Chic Street Man, you missed a very special experience. Just a little refresher on Zora Neal Hurston: Hurston, a Florida-born author folklorist and anthropologist, and a legendary figure in the Harlem Renaissance, was ahead of her time. She is now recognized as one of the most important female writers of the Twentieth Century. This year marks the 75th anniversary of Hurstons most famous work, Their Eyes Were Watching God is considered an American Classic. Hurston was a master storyteller and observer of everyday life. All this makes SPUNK an extremely timely presentation. A critically acclaimed adaptation of Hurstons evocative prose, made its Jacksonville debut with The 5 & Dime. Utilizing the blues, choral narrative and dance, the three tales focus on men and women trapped inside the "laughin' kind of lovin' kind of hurtin' kind of pain that comes from being human." The first of the three tales, SWEAT tells the story of a young washerwoman who is abused and betrayed by her estranged husband, and of her ultimate triumph over him. The second piece, STORY IN HARLEM SLANG, is told in 1940s Harlemese. It is the story of two street lotharios trying to outhustle each other and win the favor of„and a meal from„a domestic on her payday afternoon off. The third tale, THE GILDED SIX BITS, is a bittersweet story of an adoring husband's betrayal by his loving but innocent wife. Hurston was a collector and relentless reporter of indigenous speech. In the three stories presented in SPUNK, as in the original collection of her short stories published under the same name, her usage of the black English of the urban and rural America of her time has been preserved. Everything about the production was outstanding. So much so that two encore performances were added to the original run. Marsha Phelts, your regular reviewer, and I were blessed to see an encore performances Sunday, April 15th at the Carling Ballroom on West Adams Street. The talented cast of veteran performers included Anthony Mincey, Jr., David Girard, Frank L. Humphrey, CJ Fluharty, Tarra Conner Jones, and Chelsea Love Hunt. All were five star and extremely impressive, with special mention to Tarra Conner Jones. The production team of director Lee Hamby, musical director & choreographer Alejandro Rodriguez, stage manager Shannon Jones, assistant stage manager Abigail Saenz, and educational researchER Sandra Dunnavant did an excellent job. When asked why The 5 & Dimes model seems to be working so successfully while many arts organizations come and go, The 5 & Dimers say, The Urban Core of Jacksonville is bursting with talented artists of all genres making exciting choices in their respective crafts every day. That neighborhood hosts an audience eager for important stories and challenging entertainment. We are honored to serve our community and so glad it has welcomed us so wholeheartedly.Ž Keep your eye out for other productions by The 5 & Dime. L-R: Tarra Conner Jones, CJ Fluharty L-R: Chelsea Love Hunt, David Girard Chelsea Love HuntL-R: Frank L Humphrey III, Tarra Conner Jones, David Girard L-R: Chelsea Love Hunt, David Girard, Frank L Humphrey III, Anthony Mincey Jr L-R: Tarra Conner Jones, CJ Fluharty

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APRIL 21, 2012 THE STARPR 2 HEALTHY LIVING „„„„„„„„„„„„„„„„„„„„„„„ Keeping Kids Mentally And Emotionally Healthy(StatePoint) You probably already understand the importance of safeguarding your children against physical ailments. But did you know that keeping kids mentally and emotionally healthy is just as crucial to their overall wellness? In fact, mental health challenges can impair a young person`s capacity to reach age-appropriate developmental goals, say experts. With so much going on in the world today and the fast pace of modern life, it`s important for parents, kids and pediatricians to talk about social and emotional issues,Ž says Dr. Robert W. Block, president of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). National Childrens Mental Health Awareness Day, observed May 9, serves as an excellent reminder to consider your child or teens emotional well-being. Throughout the month of May, which is Mental Health Month, pediatricians nationwide are encouraging parents to talk with their children about their worries, stress and problems, and to foster great mental health at home. To get started, the AAP is offering these tips for parents: € Talk with your pediatrician. If your childs mood, behavior or social interactions are concerning you, your pediatrician can help you talk through problems, and find tools and resources to help. Let your children know that they should feel comfortable talking with their doctor, as well, as he or she is a great person to confide in about worries or stress. € Talk with your child or teen. Find out what good things are happening for your child as well as any difficulties. You cant know something is wrong if you dont ask. Families should communicate daily. Whether its over dinner, or while walking your child to school, or after sports practice, spend time each day checking in with your child. € Get your child involved in the community. Children need to realize that the world is a better place because they are in it. Understanding the importance of personal contributions can serve as a source of purpose and motivation. Encourage them to volunteer, join clubs and make friends. € Practice healthy habits. A great nights sleep, proper nutrition and regular exercise can all contribute to emotional health and well-being „ so encourage healthy habits. You can set a great example by practicing what you preach! € Help manage stress. Although stress is a part of life and growing up, you need to intervene when you sense that it is undermining your childs physical or psychological well-being. If your child has persistent headaches or stomach pains, seems restless, tired, depressed or uncommunicative, stress may be to blame. But you can help children react appropriately to their stressors. Brainstorm possible solutions to help your child or teen feel empowered to improve his or her own life. More information on mental health and children can be found at www.healthychildren.org. Great parenting means promoting a happy, healthy home. Your childs health depends on it. Harvard University Announcement No Tuition And No Student Loans If you know of a family earning less than $60,000 a year with an honor student graduating from high school soon, Harvard University wants to pay the tuition. The prestigious university recently announced that from now on undergraduate students from low-income families can go to Harvard for free...no tuition and no student loans! To find out more about Harvard offering free tuition for families making less than $60,000 a year, visit Harvard's financial aid website at: http://www.fao.fas.harvard.edu or call the school's financial aid office at (617) 495-1581. SAVE THE DATE! MAY 21, 2012CONGRESSWOMAN CORRINE BROWN 20th Annual Job Fair Prime Osborn Convention Center DID YOU KNOW? ----------------------------------------------Get Your Children Volunteering(SPM Wire) April is National Volunteer Month and there is no better time for you to get involved in the community. Set a great example for your children by volunteering with them when they are young. Here are a few great volunteer ideas for parents and kids: Visit a nursing home: The simple act of sharing a story or playing a game could brighten an elderly persons day. Donate food: Have your children pick out items at the grocery store; then take the food to a pantry together. Clean up: Pick up litter in a local park. It could be a fun way to get outdoors and will instill in your children respect for the environment.

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APRIL 21, 2012 THE STARPR 2 HEALTHY LIVING „„„„„„„„„„„„„„„„„„„„„„„ Keeping Kids Mentally And Emotionally Healthy(StatePoint) You probably already understand the importance of safeguarding your children against physical ailments. But did you know that keeping kids mentally and emotionally healthy is just as crucial to their overall wellness? In fact, mental health challenges can impair a young person`s capacity to reach age-appropriate developmental goals, say experts. With so much going on in the world today and the fast pace of modern life, it`s important for parents, kids and pediatricians to talk about social and emotional issues,Ž says Dr. Robert W. Block, president of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). National Childrens Mental Health Awareness Day, observed May 9, serves as an excellent reminder to consider your child or teens emotional well-being. Throughout the month of May, which is Mental Health Month, pediatricians nationwide are encouraging parents to talk with their children about their worries, stress and problems, and to foster great mental health at home. To get started, the AAP is offering these tips for parents: € Talk with your pediatrician. If your childs mood, behavior or social interactions are concerning you, your pediatrician can help you talk through problems, and find tools and resources to help. Let your children know that they should feel comfortable talking with their doctor, as well, as he or she is a great person to confide in about worries or stress. € Talk with your child or teen. Find out what good things are happening for your child as well as any difficulties. You cant know something is wrong if you dont ask. Families should communicate daily. Whether its over dinner, or while walking your child to school, or after sports practice, spend time each day checking in with your child. € Get your child involved in the community. Children need to realize that the world is a better place because they are in it. Understanding the importance of personal contributions can serve as a source of purpose and motivation. Encourage them to volunteer, join clubs and make friends. € Practice healthy habits. A great nights sleep, proper nutrition and regular exercise can all contribute to emotional health and well-being „ so encourage healthy habits. You can set a great example by practicing what you preach! € Help manage stress. Although stress is a part of life and growing up, you need to intervene when you sense that it is undermining your childs physical or psychological well-being. If your child has persistent headaches or stomach pains, seems restless, tired, depressed or uncommunicative, stress may be to blame. But you can help children react appropriately to their stressors. Brainstorm possible solutions to help your child or teen feel empowered to improve his or her own life. More information on mental health and children can be found at www.healthychildren.org. Great parenting means promoting a happy, healthy home. Your childs health depends on it. Harvard University Announcement No Tuition And No Student Loans If you know of a family earning less than $60,000 a year with an honor student graduating from high school soon, Harvard University wants to pay the tuition. The prestigious university recently announced that from now on undergraduate students from low-income families can go to Harvard for free...no tuition and no student loans! To find out more about Harvard offering free tuition for families making less than $60,000 a year, visit Harvard's financial aid website at: http://www.fao.fas.harvard.edu or call the school's financial aid office at (617) 495-1581. SAVE THE DATE! MAY 21, 2012CONGRESSWOMAN CORRINE BROWN 20th Annual Job Fair Prime Osborn Convention Center DID YOU KNOW? ----------------------------------------------Get Your Children Volunteering(SPM Wire) April is National Volunteer Month and there is no better time for you to get involved in the community. Set a great example for your children by volunteering with them when they are young. Here are a few great volunteer ideas for parents and kids: Visit a nursing home: The simple act of sharing a story or playing a game could brighten an elderly persons day. Donate food: Have your children pick out items at the grocery store; then take the food to a pantry together. Clean up: Pick up litter in a local park. It could be a fun way to get outdoors and will instill in your children respect for the environment.

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APRIL 21, 2012 PREP RAP PR 3 The oceans cover more than 70% of the earth and contain 97% of its water. Use a globe or map to fill in the crossword: 1. Which ocean is the largest and deepest? 2. This ocean lies between North America and Europe. 3. Some people say that this ocean is part of the Atlantic Ocean. It is the water north of Asia, Europe and North America. 4. This ocean is east of Africa and south of Asia. 5. The waters of this ocean surround Antarctica. Some say it is only the southern parts of the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans. World of Gifts from the OceanFighting Water Pollution We fish the ocean for food. We travel on it. The ocean gives us many gifts! 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APRIL 21, 2012 THE STARPR 4 The AKA Cotillion Ball 2012 Miss Cotillion 2012 (Cynthia Green) & 2009 Miss Cotillion (Troynica Green)Debutante Award Winners Guests from International Longsharemen Association Local 423 : Vanessa Wesley, Sanita Nixon and Anita Grant Crowning of Miss Cotillion 2012 by Miss Cotillion 2010Miss Yva WilliamsPictured above: Carmen Bowman-Randall and Escort Mr. Rafeal Baker, Shantel M. Bridges and Escort Mr. Jarrad C. Davis, Allante Fairleyand Escort Mr. Kameron Douzart, Elexis Gabriel and Escort Mr. Akina Daniels, Cynthia Danielle Greenand Escort Mr. Allen Hopkins, Breanna Jones and Escort Mr. Oscie L. Jackson, Breunna McGrew and Escort Mr. Chance Mitchell, Bria Ross McMullen and Escort Mr. Avery Henderson, Alayah Myers and Escort Mr. Antwaun Lewis, Tomi Peak and escort Mr. Najja Walker, Jacqueline Ratliff and Escort Mr. Rechard Hubbard, Ardelle Singleton and Escort Mr. Rodney Singleton, Lauren Ulieme and Escort Mr. Eric Jones, Jr., Kelah White-Crowley and Escort Mr. Antonio King. The members of Zeta Iota Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated welcomed everyone to Jewels Empowered: Scholarship, Elegance and Poise, "Sheros Taking the Lead". They presented the fourteen young ladies who have exemplified elegance, scholarship, poise and perseverance. The culmination of their participation was revealed in an elegant exhibition of refined decorum known as the Cotillion Ball. This biennial event provides monetary proceeds for academic scholarships and awards for community service, peer congeniality and leadership to the deserving debutantes of Camden, Glynn and Mcintosh County. For the past six months, they have been actively engaged in the community service, leadership development and etiquette enrichment components of the Cotillion process which empowered their growth as young women. They celebrated the efforts of the lovely young ladies and their families.

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Clerk Says She Shot Teen in Self Defense But Police Say She LiedA 16-year-old was shot and killed by a convenience store clerk who said it was in self defense, but police say it was a lie. Last month on March 26, store owner, Taquanda Shanti Baker, 31, told police that she had shot 16-yearold Quintavius Antonio Moore to protect herself. At around 11:30 a.m., Baker flagged an officer down near the store to report that she had just shot someone who was about to rob her. Baker said that at around 11:45 a.m., Moore walked into her store and asked for change. He returned a half hour later with a handgun and thats when she said she took her out her own gun. She said she accidentally fired a round at the ground and another at Moore. She said she purchased the weapon to protect herself and her 1-year-old son, who she usually takes with her to work. Moore was taken to the hospital where he died. Tears ran down Bakers face as she expressed how bad she felt about the shooting, but she said it was for her protection. She also said that Moore was a regular and came to the store three to four times a day. Police were convinced Baker was truly the victim, until they came across surveillance video footages recorded during the time of the crime. The footage showed the outside of the store and a man walking out. Police say Baker wasnt even at the store when the shooting occurred, until nine minutes later. Police say they are not sure of the mans identity, but believe he may be the father of Bakers child. He is believed to be the shooter and that Baker made up the story to cover for him. Baker was arrested and charged with shooting into an occupied dwelling, fabricating and tampering with physical evidence, and giving a false report to a law enforcement officer. Two of the charges are felonies. She was released after posting a $10,000 bail. Records also show that she has two prior misdemeanor convictions of petty theft and probation violation. Investigators are trying to figure out the motive behind the shooting and what really happened in the store. They are also working to find out about everything about the original shooter. Crime and Justice Crime and JusticeA Publication of the Florida Star and Georgia Star APRIL 21 2012THE STARC&J 1 As an African American newspaper, we basically report on offenses committed by African Americans. Please note that in our observations, weekly reports show that African Americans DO NOT commit the largest percentage of criminal offenses in this ar ea. Reward Announced for Murder Case Police are offering a reward for any information of the shooting that cost the life of 29year-old Bernard Cason on March 11. Cason was at a music video shoot near a shopping center that over 150 other people attended as well. Cason was said to have been in a white Dodge Charger car where he was shot by someone in a passing vehicle. A witness reported hearing about 10 shots being fired. Two others were shot too, but Cason did not survive the shooting. Police say many were present at the scene to witness the shooting, but nobody had yet come forward to give any information. Family and friends of Cason were devastated by the incident and wanted justice. Bernice Cason, mother of the victim, spoke out while trying to hold back her tears begging for the publics support. Police believe there are people who are not speaking out as there were a huge amount of people who were at the shooting. Police and the First Coast Crime Stoppers are offering a $2,000 reward for valid leads to an arrest. Taquanda Baker Quintavius Moore Bernard Cason

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APRIL 21 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. Nightlife Dont Be a Target € Avoid excessive drinking, or if you have been drinking, recognize its impact on your judgment. Alcohol is a contributing factor in many assaults. € Keep valuables close. Women should not hang purses on the back of a chair. Men should put wallets in their pockets. € If possible, dont walk alone during late-night hours. Walk in groups whenever you can „ there is always safety in numbers. € Stay in well-lit areas as much as possible. Avoid alleys, vacant lots, wooded areas, and other short-cuts or secluded areas. These are usually not well-lit or heavily traveled. € Walk on the sidewalk whenever possible. Walk close to the curb to avoid doorways, bushes, and other potential hiding places. € Walk confidently, directly, and at a steady pace. Dont stop to talk to strangers. € Always be aware of your surroundings. If you are wearing headphones, dont turn up the volume so high that you cannot hear outside noises.. € Avoid carrying large sums of cash, or displaying expensive jewelry, etc. in public. € If you must carry large sums, divide the cash into smaller quantities and carry in multiple places on your person (wallet, purse, side pocket, etc.). Preventing Assaults € If you are involved in a heated argument that appears to be turning violent, walk away. Staying to fight „ to prove somethingŽ „ only demonstrates poor judgment in almost every instance. € Never carry a firearm, knife or other illegal weapon. A weapon will definitely escalate the situation, and it could ultimately be used to harm innocent people or yourself. € If you see an assault in progress „ dial 9-1-1 immediately to alert the police. DO NOT jump into the fray „ unless it is a last resort to prevent more serious injury. If Someone Tries to Rob You € Dont resist. Give up your property „ dont give up your life. € Report the crime to the police. Try to describe the attacker accurately. Your actions can help prevent others from becoming victims. Protecting yourself at ATMs € If possible, use ATMs that are located inside buildings. If you must use an outdoor ATM, avoid using it at night. If you must use one at night, select one with a lot of people around, that is well-lit, and is not in a secluded, low-visibility area. € Try to have a friend accompany you when using an ATM. € Be aware of your surroundings and the people around you. € Complete your transaction as quickly as possible, and do not flaunt your cash. € Secure your cash and your ATM card in your wallet or purse before leaving the machine. Your Safety Bail Bond Agents Arrested for Motel RobberiesTwo bail bond agents were arrested for a series of motel robberies the last ten months. Ricky Lee Collins, 47, and Clinton Joe McCarthren, 59, became the primary focus in an investigation involving robberies at multiple motels. The two men were observed by surveillance video, which showed them burglarizing motel rooms of unsuspecting tourists, even in broad daylight. For nearly a year, they have been breaking into rooms to steal as much personal property as they can. Search warrants were issued and police found 31 laptop computers, over 10 digital cameras, cell phones, luggage, and jewelry. Both Collins and McCarthren were arrested. Collins was charged with criminal conspiracy, two counts of burglary, and grand theft. McCarthren was charged with grand theft from a dwelling, two counts of unoccupied burglary, two counts of criminal mischief, and grand theft. Both are facing multiple felony charges and neither have yet posted bond. The investigation is still ongoing, while additional charges are pending. RickyCollins Clinton McCarthren High School Basketball Coach Arrested on Sexual Charges A volunteer assistant coach of a high school girls basketball team was arrested on sexual charges. Police say 38-year-old Herbert Thomas had a sexual relationship with a teenage player on the team. Thomas was a volunteer varsity girls basketball coach for the last three years. The principal had also told other players in the team to come forward if they have been involved in any type of sexual activities with Thomas. Police have searched Thomas house and said there is enough evidence of being involved with the 16-year-old. The mother had been concerned with the communication with her daughter and the coach and the daughter had confessed that she had been in a sexual relationship with the coach since December of 2011. Thomas was arrested and charged with two counts of sexual battery. He has posted a $20,000 bond. Investigators believe there may be other possible victims. Herbert Thomas

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Man Stomps on Pregnant Girlfriends Stomach Anoka, MNThe ex-girlfriend of 28-year-old Kenneth Turner had called police about being violently assaulted. She told them she had been punched, kicked, and had her hair pulled. She was also ordered to lay on her back, so he can stomp on her stomach, which he did. Turner was said to have actually stomped on her stomach with both feet, telling her that she did not deserve the baby and that he would kill it. The woman was said to have been suffering from vaginal bleeding and experiencing severe pain in the abdomen area. She had endured this beating for about three hours. Turner was arrested and charged with first-degree attempted murder of an unborn child and felony domestic assault. Records show that Turner has been charged with violent crimes in the past a number of times. No information on the fetus have yet been released. 4-Year-Old Brutally Beaten for Kicking Seat of Driver Houston, TXJamail Wagner, 23, was on his way taking his girlfriends four-year-old son to a day care. The child began to kick the back of his seat and Wagner told him if he did not stop, he would hit him. The kicking did not stop and Wagner parked the car on the side of the street. He then turned around and swung punches at him four or five times with a closed fist. The boy was treated as his face, chest, and arms were bruised. He was also said to have kidney failure due to numerous internal injuries. Wagner was arrested and charged with injury to a child. APRIL 21, 2012THE STARC&J 3Bizarre Crimes Bizarre Crimeswho, what, when...huh? Other Unusual Crimes Across the Nation Taxi Driver Gives Drugs and Alcohol to Underage Girls Regularly A taxi driver was recently arrested after police found out he was giving 12 to 14 year old girls alcohol and marijuana. One of the parents of the middle school girls called police after her daughter told her what had been going on with Eric Byrd, 47, in his cab for the past year. One girl had said she smoked marijuana up to 30 times, while another said she smoked about 15 times. Other girls said they have done it many times as well. Police say Byrd had been giving rides to middle school students when they called him on his personal cell phone. The girls said Byrd had even asked for sexual favors as well, which none of them have said they agreed to. Byrd was located and was taken in for questioning. He was charged with four misdemeanor charges for contributing to the delinquency of a minor and felony tampering with a victim. Thief Showing Off Loot on Facebook Gets Arrested A successful robbery is meant to be kept unknown to others, but some just cant seem to hold in the urge of wanting to show it off. Last month, a robbery was reported of a male suspect accompanied by a female accomplice. They were said to have attacked an employee, who pretended to be unconscious to avoid further beating, while another employee was bound with duct tape. The robbery was recorded through surveillance cameras, showing Jovan Cummings, 24, and his 22-year-old girlfriend, Nichole Catherine Eaton. Just a few days after the robbery, Cummings uploaded a picture of himself holding the money he had stolen on Facebook. Police found another picture of him wearing the same exact hat that he wore during the robbery. Both Cummings and Eaton were arrested and now face numerous charges, including armed robbery and aggravated battery. Eaton confessed to the robbery and also told police that they had thrown the gun, used in the robbery, into the Atlantic Ocean the next day. Man Jailed for Three Days For Sagging Pants in Court Prattville, AL20-year-old LaMarcus D. Ramsey was in court to enter a plea on a charge of receiving stolen property, but he had showed up to court with his pants hanging below his waist, exposing his underwear. Judge John Bush ordered Ramsey to be held in jail for three days. You are in contempt of court because you showed your butt in court,Ž said Bush. Highly irritated, he also added that Ramsey buy a pair of pants that fit after he is released. People have wondered if Bushs decision may have been a little overboard, but Bush described the level of disrespect such act showed to the courtroom and that what he did was necessary. Woman Kills Another Woman for Her Baby Houston, TX30-year-old Verna Dean McClain was accused of shooting 28-year-old mother, Kayla Marie Golden, then kidnapping her 3-day-old son. Witnesses say that McClain drove near Goldens truck in the parking lot of a pediatricians office to start arguing with Golden. McClain had not specifically targeted Golden, but ended up shooting her, running her over, and taking the baby away from her. McClain confessed that she kidnapped the baby to show her fiance that she had given birth to his child to cover up the miscarriage that she wanted to hide from him. They were planning to marry in May and she felt as if she needed to show him their baby. McClain was arrested and charged with capital murder and is being held without bail. Police say McClain has three of her own children. Jovan Cummings

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APRIL 21, 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: Kayle Napriest Coutte Age: 15 Weight: 210 lbs Last seen: 4/02/12 Name: Sydonnie Stephenson Age: 15 Weight: 140 lbs Last seen: 3/10/12 Name: Amber Szeda Age: 17 Weight: 135 lbs Last seen: 3/06/12 Name: Emory Prince Age: 17 Weight: 150 lbs Last seen: 4/06/12 Name: DanAsia Dannylle Frederick Age: 16 Weight: 112 lbs Last seen: 3/12/12MOSTWANTED Armed RobberyThis subject is believed to have been involved in a shooting at a baseball park in early February 2012. He was captured on video prior to the shooting. His identity is unknown at this time. In the video he states that he is from the North side of town. He is described as a Black Male approximately 59Ž to 61Ž, 170 to 200 lbs with shoulder length dreadlocks wearing a gray shirt, black pants and a red belt. 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:Zeareta AndersonOffense: Child Abuse Neglect Name:Michael BrownOffense:Willful Flee/Elude Law Enforcement Officer Name: Darren Edward BodieOffense: Lewd Lascivious Batter victim 12-15 years old Name: Jeanece Burney Offense: Felony DUI 3rd Conviction Name: Elijah Byrd Offense: Domestic Battery Strangle Name: Frankquion Dixon Offense: Robbery w/GunDeadly Weapon



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It has been three years since the investigation began and now the U. S. Department of Justice has reported that the Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department do, in fact, engage in a pattern of employment discrimination against African Americans on the basis of their race. Federal Judge Corrigan told all sides that the cases need to end, and they need to settle out of court. He further stated that someone will win and someone will lose and no one will be happy. One black firefighter sold a reporter that the department is a reflection of the country as a whole when it comes to discrimination. For the second year in a row, Florida A&M University (FAMU) has been selected by The Princeton Review for its list of the 322 top green campuses in the United States and Canada. FAMU is the only historically black college and university to be selected. The Princeton Reviews Guide Colleges: Edition profiles the 322 institutions of higher education that demonstrate notable commitments to substantiability in their academic offerings, campus infrastructure, activities and career preparation. The national average for regular retail gasoline remains stable for the fourth consecutive day at $3.90 a gallon, 2 cents less than last week. Whereas the price of a barrel of oil closed Friday on the New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX) at $102.83 a barrel cents less than the week prior. Oil prices have steadily decreased since the year-to-date high of $109.77 a barrel on February 24. The national average price of regular unleaded gasoline is $3.90, a 2-cent decrease from last week. Floridas average of $3.94 and Georgias average of $3.83 both decreased 3 cents from last week. Tennessees average price of $3.77 also dropped 2 cents from last week, respectively. Visit AAAs Daily Fuel Gauge Report to find national, state, and local metro market retail gasoline prices. Floridas Gov. Rick Scott formed a Task Force on Citizens Safety and Protection to evaluate the Stand your ground law. The governor said, We are a nation of laws, and I am committed to letting our legal system work to ensure the people in our state are safe and protected. According to reports, George Zimmerman was able to convince the police of Stanford to not charge him when he killed Trayvon Martin, an unarmed teenager within a gated community where he was visiting his father. After much protest, Gov. Scott appointed Angel Corey as special prosecutor in the case who, after much investigation, charged Zimmerman with second-degree murder. The governor formed a group to be led by Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll and a pastor, Rev. R. B. Holmes, Jr. The 15 members of the task force who put in applications to serve are: Sheriff Larry Ashley, Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office State Rep. Dennis Baxley, of Ocala Former Florida Supreme Court Justice Kenneth B. Bell, of Pensacola, shareholder with Clark Partington Hart Larry Bond and Stackhouse State Rep. Jason Brodeur, of Sanford Derek E. Bruce, of Orlando, attorney with Edge Public Affairs Joseph A. Caimano Jr., of Tampa, criminal defense attorney with Caimano Law Group Edna Canino, of Miami, president of the Florida Embassy of League of United Latin American Citizens Gretchen Lorenzo, of Fort Myers, neighborhood watch coordinator for the Fort Myers Police Department Judge Krista Marx, of West Palm Beach, 15th Judicial Circuit of Florida Maria Newman, of Melbourne, neighborhood watch volunteer with the City of Melbourne Katherine Fernandez Rundle, of Miami, state attorney for the 11th Judicial Circuit Stacy A. Scott, of Gainesville, assistant public defender with the Eighth Judicial Circuit Mark Seiden, of Miami, self-employed attorney State Sen. David Simmons, of Altamonte Springs State Senator Gary Siplin, of Orlando by Angela Favors Morrell, writer for The Georgia Star Brunswicks Juvenile Court Judge George Rountree locked up Estella Wright, mother of the 16-year old, for contempt of court until her daughter was located. Mrs. Wright explained that she had four other children (all boys) and the youngest is five months old and is breast fed. She asked him how would she feed her baby, and according to sources, his response was, Oh, youll find a way. When her daughter learned that her mother was locked up and her little brother was unable to be fed, she surrendered. According to Mrs. Wright, she originally reported to the Glynn County School officials that her daughter was diagnosed with Emotional Behavioral Disorder to include ADHD and Opposition Defiant Disorder. The schools responsibility is to provide services for students with emotional or behavioral disorders or mental illnesses under the special education category of SED (many states have chosen to use a different label such as Emotional or Behavioral Disorder (EBD), to describe this special education service category), when their emotional or behavioral problems are so severe that they cannot succeed without help. Seriously Emotionally Disturbed or SED, is a label that public schools may use when children, due to their behavior, are in need of special educational services. Mrs. Wright said in September 2009, during her routine visit to Needwood Middle School during her time as PTA president, she along with Ms. Tilman, the school nurse and the Parent Involvement Specialist, Ms. Natasha McClendon stood, as a substitute teacher (white male, that she had not met) stated that A--J--was schizophrenic and we can not wait until we get Dwight Howard stated that he will undergo season-ending surgery to repair a herniated disk in his back, according to reports. Howards agent said that the player has been working hard through his injury that now requires him to have surgery. Because of the pain, Howard missed eight games this season, totally different from his first seven seasons in the NBA he only sat out seven games during that entire period. According to ESPN, Howard will be with the Magic through 2012-2013. After which, he will become a free agent. yyy0vjghnqtkfcuvct0eqo Looking for customers to patronize your business or utilize your services? 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JACKSONVILLE, FL BAKER, Gladys, 87, died April 14, 2012. BEALIN, Sarah Harvell, died April 14, 2012. BELLAMY, Wilie, 86, died April 17, 2012. BLAIR, Henry Wetzel, Jr., 67, died April 10, 2012. BOREE, Ruby J., 82, died April 15, 2012. BOYD, Jervey Lee, 58, died April 14, 2012. BROWN, Parthenia, died April 11, 2012. CAMPBELL, Rita, 91, died April 11, 2012. CHRISS Rev. Robert Conrad, 92, died April 11, 2012. CLARK, Judith Ann, 68, died April 12, 2012. CRAIG, Anna Lee Francis, 79, died April 13, 2012. CRAWFORD, Myrtle, died April 14, 2012. CURRY, Harold A., 85, died April 10, 2012. DAVIS Eugene, died April 14, 2012. DAVIS Jack S., 90, died April 16, 2012. DAVIS Sarah Ada, 83, died April 11, 2012. DIXON Gregory Mark, 47, died April 12, 2012. DUTTON, Francis George, 72, died April 12, 2012. EDMONDS, Michael Mikey Richard, Jr., 26, died April 15, 2012. EDWARDS, Richard Rick Byrd, II, 52, died April 12, 2012. FUNDERBURK Pauline T., 83, died April 14, 2012. GOODMAN, Baron, 44, died April 14, 2012. GRAHAM, Miss KaLia, infant, died April 14, 2012. HARRY, Elizabeth, 77, died April 17, 2012. HEARD, Eugene, died April 13, 2012. HENRY, William Russell Gun Lefty, 65, died April 11, 2012. HOLLAND, Norma Talmadge, 87, died April 10, 2012. HOOKS Gaston, 78, died April 16, 2012. JACOBS, Rev. Roy Calvin, 68, died April 14, 2012. JOHNSON, Eries, died April 11, 2012. JOHNSON, Dr. Joseph, died April 11, 2012. KELLEY, Deborah Denise, died April 12, 2012. KERCE, Omie Marie Alderman, 81, died April 14, 2012. KIDD, Alta Vera Billings, 73, died April 15, 2012. KIERCE, Kelvin Horace, died April 17, 2012. LAUGAVITZ John Charles, died April 13, 2012. LEE, Kiprisha, died April 16, 2012. LYNN, Janice H., 83, died April 13, 2012. MARTIN, Fred, died April 13, 2012. McCRAY, Joseph, died April 14, 2012. McDONALD, Hyacinth Elizabeth, died April 15, 2012. MILLS, Thomas Eugene, died April 15, 2012. MOSES, Carl G., 83, died April 16, 2012. NOLES, Hoyt W., 70, died April 11, 2012. PADGETT, Kenneth Cecil, 68, died April 13, 2012. PARSONS, Irene M., 90, died April 13, 2012. PICKETT, Eugene, died April 15, 2012. RODGERS, David L., 63, died April 12, 2012. ROSS, Jannie, died April 12, 2012. SHOPE, Joan, 74, died April 14, 2012. SMITH, Dorothy Nell, 90, died April 13, 2012. SMITH, Nelda Faye Harris, 82, died April 11, 2012. SOULLIERE, Michael Z., 46, died April 14, 2012. TAYLOR, Helen Juanita, 85, died April 15, 2012. THOMAS, Dorothy Mae, died April 16, 2012. THOMAS, Baby Girl Heather, died April 12, 2012. THOMAS, Lowell Douglas Tom, 77, died April 13, 2012. VEGA, Angel L., Rodriguez, 46, died April 14, 2012. WADELL, William, died April 15, 2012. WALKER, Jake, Jr., 76, died April 13, 2012.~*~GEORGIA DEATHS KENNEDY, Viola Vincent, 89, died April 15, 2012. PERKINS, Ella Smith, 86, died April 15, 2012. SHADDIX, Irene Rowland, 90, died April 11, 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-2 THE STAR APRIL 14, 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 ADVERTISING DEADLINE: ADVERTISING DEADLINE: For the Church Page For the Church Page Wednesdays @ 2:00 P.M. Wednesdays @ 2:00 P.M. (904) 766-8834 ask for Liz (904) 766-8834 ask for Liz or EMAIL: info@thefloridastar.com or EMAIL: info@thefloridastar.com 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.every Wednesday 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. SECOND MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH 954 Kings Rd., with Rev. Odell Smith, Jr., Pastor, Deaconess Ministry will sponsor their 2nd Womens Conference, The Virtuous Women II, on Saturday, April 28th from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. This conference is aimed at young women who would like to live a better life through Jesus Christ. Our Guest Speaker will be Minister Yvonne Johnson of The First African Missionary Baptist Church of Kingsland, Georgia. Minister Johnson will be dealing with the theme: A decaying culture or a living Christ. Women of all ages are invited to join us to hear a dynamic speaker from a spirit filled, woman of God; Gain valuable information for an abundant life, and also share a wonderful FREE LUNCH To attend this conference, please call the church at: 904-3548268 no later than Friday, April 20, 2012. ZION HOPE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH 2803 West Edgewood Ave., along with our Pastor Clifford Johnson would like to invite you out to our 2012 Homecoming Service on Sunday, April 22, 2012 at 3:30 p.m. Activities will start on Saturday, April 21, with a picnic at the church. There will be food, games, inflatables, and fun activities for all ages. For more information, please contact Minister Antonio Thomas at (904) 333-0095 or contact the church office at (904) 764-9353. The Lay Organization of the AFRICAN METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH (South District) celebrates 100 Years of Service Centennial Lay Celebration, Dinner and Dance, May 11, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. To be held at the Wyndham Jacksonville Riverwalk, 1515 Prudential Drive. $50.00 donation, Live Entertainment Semi Formal. Call 904 377-5906 for more information. O Prince of Peace, we humbly ask Your protection for all our men and women in military service. Give them unflinching courage to defend with honor, dignity and devotion the rights of all who are imperiled by injustice and evil. Guard our churches, our homes, our schools, our hospitals, our factories, our buildings, and all those within from harm and peril. Protect our land and its people from enemies within and without. Grant an early peace with victory founded upon justice. Instill in the hearts and minds of men and women everywhere a firm purpose to live forever in peace and good will towards all. Amen.

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APRIL 21, 2012 THE STAR PAGE A-3 A Mothers Continued from A-1 get her a-out of this school. He reiterated that Mr. Parker also stated he could not wait until he gets her ADHD a-out of his school. Ms. Mcclendon informed Mr. Simmons, the principal and Mr. Simmons addressed the issue with the substitute teacher sho admitted to making the statement. Mr. Simmons filed a report with the Board of Education. The mothers request for a copy of the report was denied, she said. Thirty days later, her daughter was hand cuffed and the Glynn County school authorities transported her daughter from the school to a detention facility, without notifying her parents. The detention facility is located 66 miles away, in another county. The parents said that night they reported their daughter missing by her husband calling 911. The police officer who responded to the call informed them that their daughter was at the Waycross Regional Youth Detention Center in Waycross, Georgia. The officer did explain that their daughter should not have been taken out of the county without their knowledge. The principal was informed that the SRO, Noreen Meeks, made the decision. After remaining at the facility for two years, their daughter was released on December 20, 2011. The teenager said she was harassed, targeted and traumatized and in February when she attempted to re-enroll her daughter, she was given a letter dated October 6, 2011 stating that Howard Mann said she cannot come to Brunswick High School. After being bullying and a fight on the bus, she was told to shut up and sit down. On April 12, 2012, the mother, Estella was jailed and not given the opportunity to feed her infant. Her daughter had a hearing on April 19. No bond was set and she is still locked up.

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William Henry Cosby, Jr., Ed.DHeh, heh, heh, heh, heh came the familiar laugh from the other end of the phone when I called the icon of American entertainment, popularly known as Bill Cosby, for our interview appointment. The interaction, which was more conversation than interview, lasted a little more than an hour. In that time, we did not talk about I Spy, the television show which made him the first African-American costar of a series, the Cosby Show, Fat Albert, or Little Bill We didnt even talk about his April 29 show at Jacksonvilles Time Union Center Moran Theatre. I had the opportunity to visit with this man, known for ground breaking projects in entertainment, about his great passion the subject of education. Dr. Cosby set the tone for the interview by inquiring the name of the college I graduated from and if it was an HBCU. After responding that I was a graduate of Edward Waters College in Jacksonville, he excitedly asked that I quote his next statement. I want, at this point, to herald the professors of these Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Cosby believes that currently enrolled students and alumni should do more to recognize the work of these educators because of the quality education and preparation they provide. He holds the view that children who come from economically depressed areas, regardless of their scholastic ability and achievements, will still have some gap in their educational experience because public schools in these areas are generally not as well equipped as private or charter schools. many times, even the valedictorian and salutatorian of these [public] high schools, kids who have been studying hard, kids who have goals that require college educations, these kids, after taking the SAT [may] still end up in remedial English and math. The HBCU professor bridges the gaps thus affording these students the opportunity to enter post graduate degree programs or compete in the job market. As we talked, I could hear the basis for Cosbys bestselling book, Come on People You may recall that he took a lot of flack in the media a few years ago because many felt that he was blaming African-Americans for the dismal outlook in our communities. I browsed through the audio book, which is available with his free iPhone App, Bill Cosby Mobile Roadie With chapter or call out titles, such as, Victim to Victors, Invest in Ourselves, Get All the School You Can Get, Stop the Cycle of Violence it would appear that his message is similar to Jessie Jacksons or Al Sharptons or the neighborhood barbershops where the condition of our communities is frequently discussed. The underlying theme of each chapter is the need to take our destiny into our own hands. One point that he drove home was the principle of saying no to mediocrity. He advocates that we are too bright to be satisfied with making 70% on a test just because its passing. Instead, we should challenge ourselves to get 100%. Bill Cosby was an established entertainer, rich and famous, when he pursued the Master and Doctorate Degrees in Education from the University of Massachusetts. I asked what motivated him to return to school since the purpose of getting an education is to get ahead or become rich and famous? Hesitating slightly at the expression, rich and famous, he said his reason for pursuing education was because it was the extension of goals that he had set for himself when he graduated from Temple University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Health and Physical Education. He wanted to be a teacher so that he could help 7 th and 8 th grade boys take school more seriously than he did at that age. Admittedly, he did not apply himself in high school either, but not because he was a class clown or incapable (as some articles I read referred to him). As a matter of fact, one of his teachers reported to his parents that William has a quiet way of not listening. He is an opponent of the ignorance gauntlet, a term that he coined to depict detractors who are critical of his vision of education as the key to moving our people forward. He recognizes that college is not for everyone. However, there are other resources available, such as certificate programs, apprenticeship programs, etc. So, whats the difference? Whenever you learn, you become educated. I brought the conversation around to the prison industrial complex where a disproportionate number of African Americans are imprisoned. We talked about how privatization has put some prison management companies on the New York Stock Exchange. An issue which makes me wonder about the criteria for stocking and restocking inventory for these companies. Whats the inventory? Prisoners, of course. Cosby said nothing is as it used to be. Parents taught right from wrong and children listened. Todays parents seem to be more interested in making friends with their children instead of parenting, another common theme in Come on People Dr. Cosby has been to Jacksonville in the past. I talked to him about our city and some of his connections. He is friends with Jacksonville native, Johnetta Betsch Cole, Director of the Smithsonian Institutes National Museum of African Art in Washington, D.C. and great granddaughter of the founder of American Beach and the Afro-American Life Insurance Company. The ever popular Cosby Show featured artwork of Jacksonvillian, Dr. Willie F. Hooker. I couldnt let Dr. Cosby get away without getting him to talk about my favorite show, The Cosby Mysteries! He seemed really pleased that I had enjoyed the program and that I recognized that the young man, who played a sort of sidekick to Cosbys main character (Guy Hanks) would later be known as rapper and actor, Mos Def! He was passionate that the network which carried the Cosby Mysteries, NBC, was the cause of its demise because they would not move it from the 8 p.m. time slot to 10 p.m. Before we ended, I asked Dr. Cosby if, as a youngster, he could imagine that he would one day be William Henry Cosby, Jr., Ed.D, comedian, actor, author, television producer, educator, musician, and activist, recipient of numerous awards including the Presidential Medal of Freedom, Americas highest civilian honor, Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, and the Marian Anderson Award, given to individuals who have helpedchange society through their art and the courage of their convictions? He chuckled that signature Cosby chuckle, heh, heh, heh, heh and after a few beats of silence, said he would see me at the show, said goodbye and signed off. Bill Cosbycomes to Jacksonvilles Times-Union Center Moran Theater on Sunday, April 29 at 2:00PM.For ticket information contact The Artist Series at (904) 632-3228 or groupsales@fscj.edu PAGE A-4 THE STAR APRIL 21, 2012Talk of the Town! Talk of the Town! By Frances Bradley frances@thefloridastar.comVolume Burks, Photographer E kaabo (eh-kah-bow). Welcome.

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She may have the sexiest set of eyes in show business that are set in an angelic face that is hard not to sneak a second look at, if not just plain gawk! Actress Regina Hall is the gorgeous girl-next-door type that leaves a memorable impression whether it is in person or on the big or small screens. The Washington, D.C. native plays the role of Candace, a single mom with a son who becomes involved with Momas boy Michael (played by Terrence J) in the new Screen Gems movie Think Like A Man. The film is based on the New York Times best selling book Act Like A Lady, Think Like A Man, written by comedian, actor, nationally syndicated radio host Steve Harvey. In the movie, Candace has to deal the a serious momas boy who she wants a relationship with but his moma dominates and controls his life to the point that things get to the breaking point. How did Hall approach playing this particular role? She explains, I have a lot of friends who have kids and are single moms so you want to be respectful of that portrayal. Especially since I happen to be a Black woman, I already know what stereotypes exist out there. So I kind of wanted to show her loving side but also the side of her thats still a woman and entering a relationship and trying to figure out how that works in her life with a man who loves his moma too. Jennifer Lewis plays Loretta the dominating mom from hell. It had to be a gas working with her. Hall lights up saying, Jennifer is great. I knew her outside of the movie so to work with her is great. Shes a very rich, lively, animated, warm human being. Shes real! Does Hall think a real life momas boy can snap out of it given the right situation or woman? She smiles, I think he (Michael & mom in the movie), had a real realization and so did his mom that you know what, in order for him to have a successful relationship and ideally there is someone that you meet in life that causes you to re-examine thoughts and behaviors that you had. Im sure it wont be easy. Hell probably slip back into his tendencies but I think people can always evolve. What was Halls reaction to be paired with Terrence J as her love instruct? She laughs, He was naturally great from the table read on. I was so pleasantly surprised. There isnt anybody who I think could have done better because I loved the way he played it. I saw it first at the table read. He was so charming you see why she falls in love with him. Part of probably what made him so great was that he was a momas boy. He (Terrence J) was so natural in that character. So when they put the suit on him in the first scene which we shot on the last day I said aw, thats all me right there. This project is loaded with a lot of Halls personal friends in real life. How do they separate the real from the pretend on set? She exclaims, Were friends and I think sometimes whats great about that is when you are friends in real life, that actually translates to a scene or to a character. In this film, Tarji and I were friends but so different. But what was great is that those women thought differently, they were different financially, one had a kid and one didnt but you could actually believe they were friends in real life. I think part of that synergy was because Taraji and I really do like each other. It helps motivate us to have fun working together and get to look forward to it, make a couple mistakes, you laugh about it. It makes it nice and organic. THESTAR ENTERTAINMENT Regina HallSensuously Building A Legacy Of Style Her Way!By Rych McCain, feedbackrych@sbcglobal.net and FacebookPhoto Courtesy Screen Gems Pictures By Rych McCain, feedbackrych@sbcglobal.net and Facebook Awards : Melanie L. Campbell, president and CEO of The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation (The National Coalition), has announced the recipients of the prestigious 2012 Spirit of Democracy Awards which will be presented during the 15th annual Spirit of Democracy Awards Gala hosted by actress and producer, Vivica A. Fox (Set It Off, Kill Bill, Soul Food), on Thursday May 17, 2012 at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill. This years honorees are Michael Baisden, nationally syndicated radio personality, author, philanthropist, and social activist instrumental in exposing the Trayvon Martin case; Al Dotson, chairman of the board, 100 Black Men of America; Shawn Dove, campaign manager, Campaign for Black Male Achievement, Open Society Foundations; Gerald Hudson, executive vice president, Service Employees International Union (SEIU), and David Honig, founder and president, Minority Media and Telecommunications Council. Congrats are in order for The Famous Flames, The Midnighters, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Donovan, Laura Nyrd, The Small Faces/Faces, Beastie Boys, The Crickets, The Coments, The Blue Caps, The Miracles and Guns & Roses (minus Axel Rose who decline his induction) for being part of the 2012 class who were inducted into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last Saturday, April 14, 2010 in Cleveland. Music : Yolanda Adams, Maurette Brown Clark,Kim Burrell Byron Cage, Tyronne Foster & The Arc Singers, Tramaine Hawkins Israel Houghton, Bishop Lester Love and Pastor Marvin Winans will salute gospel mega-stars Fred Hammond and Mary Mary on Sunday, July 8th at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center as part of the 2012 ESSENCE Music Festival taking place in New Orleans July 6-8. Grammy award winning rapper/actress Eve, who along with Robert Glasper Gary Clark Jr. and Alex Boyd will appear for the first time at the legendary Louisiana Superdome.Seven time Grammy award winning gospel singer Kirk Franklin has also been announced to return to the main stage. They will join the previously announced line-up, which includes the iconic Aretha Franklin, Queen of Hip-Hop & R&B Mary J. Blige, the legendary Charlie Wilson, the incomparable Ledisi, American Idol winner Fantasia, the sensational Stephanie Mills, R&B favorite Keyshia Cole and so much more. More talent additions will be announced in the near future. In addition, the annual ESSENCE Empowerment Experience, which is free and open to the public at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center will take place. Festival-goers will experience three full days of socio-political dialogue, health and wellness discussions and spiritual inspiration led by dynamic motivational speakers. The rousing All-star Gospel tribute honoring gospel mega-stars Fred Hammond and Mary Mary will round out the 3 day experience withaninitial roster of leading authors, speakers and leaders including Steve Harvey, Rev. Al Sharpton,Rep. Maxine Waters and Dr. Steve Perry with other names to be announced. For information about ticket sales, accommodations and the latest news about the ESSENCE MUSIC FESTIVAL, visit http://www.essence.com/festival. Join the Festival community: follow us on Twitter @essencemusic #EssenceFest and become a fan of 2012 ESSENCE Music Festival on Facebook. Movies : Think Like A Man. Screen Gems Pictures,A Rainforest Films Productions. Starring Jerry Ferrara, Meagan Good, Regina Hall, Kevin Hart, Taraji P. Henson, Terrence J, Romany Malco, Gary Owen and Gabrielle Union. Directed by Tim Story. Written by Keith Merryman and David A. Newman. Based on the book Act Like A Lady, Think Like A Man by Steve Harvey. Produced by Will Packer. The book was a smash hit and the movie will be too! The laughs are in the right spots as is the serious moments. We have a right on cast here that truly brings the subject matter to life. Guys, take your lady to see this one and let the heated discussion afterward begin! Cabin In the Woods. Lionsgate Pictures. Starring Kristen Connolly, Chris Hemsworth, Anna Hutchison, Fran Kranz, Jesse Williams, Richard Jenkins, Bradley Whitford, Brian White and Amy Acker. Directed by DrewGoddard. Written by Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard. Produced by Joss Whedon. At first, this one starts off as just another group of young people going to the woods for a weekend to end up getting pick off one by one by a madman freak, but it has a way different twist and takes a very unpredictable direction as the plot thickens. The blood and gore is way too obsessive and over the top. Horror fans will get into it anyway. Hit me up at feedbackrych@sbcglobal.net and Facebook Study, Observe and Win! Rych Rych McCains Hollyhood Notes! Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Gamma Rho Omega Chapter, Inc. Jacksonville, FL Presents 3rd Annual Sunday, June 10, 2012 3 PM to 5 PM Hyatt Jacksonville Riverfront Hotel 225 East Coastline Drive 32202 $25.00 tax deductible Proceeds support high school college scholarships Event and Ticket Information Contact Bonnie C. Atwater (904) 868-4030 atwaterb@duvalschools.org Chef Application Request kimfowler79@gmail.com

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Around The Area Around The Area PAGE A-6 THE STAR APRIL 21, 2012 SPRING 2012 FASHION EXPOSAY THE TRACI EVANS FASHIONISTA REPORT Fashion Designer/Owner of Meow and Barks Boutique With spring comes beautiful weather, more sunlight, Spring Break vacations for the family (or a chance to rest and put your kids to work if youre like me), and of coursethe emergence of the fiercest fashions to rejuvenate your fashion feng shui this season. I am just returning from a fashion hiatus in Miami where I was able to absorb the flavor for what is new and trendy from a South Beach perspective. Ive also gotten a closer look at some of the cutting edge apparel showcased during NY Fashion Week and the emerging trends out of Hollywood. Thus, Meow and Barks Boutique is fully prepared to provide you that special exclusive Spring Bling look that is a great new look for you this season. The Fashionista Goal for Spring 2012: Captivate your immediate surroundings with your fashion expressions. To be a true fashionista you should be able to stimulate the start of a fashion conversation with an item you are wearing. New Styles & Trends: Ive noticed over the past couple of fashion seasons that clothing isnt going out of style as fast or to the extent that it used to. There seems to be a revolving fashion door that provides us all with a very flexible window for exploring different styles from numerous fashion eras. Its becoming more and more about how YOU want to express yourself with your own exclusive fashion statements. Below are some of the new styles and trends to help you along that fashionista way: Colors & Tribal Prints There are certain colors during spring that not only add to the eclectic beauty of outdoors, but also your wardrobe. Color blocking is becoming even more popular. Bright stand out reds, blues, greens, and neon colors are hot and sure to spark a flattering fashion conversation. Tribal prints have also emerged as a staple look on the fashion worlds premiere runways this season. Many new outfits catching the attention of the fashion industry are draped in tribal and bohemian decor. Instant Update Accessories If it aint broke, dont fix itjust accessorize with an instant update! There is nothing like the purchase of 1 or 2 go-to accessories to make numerous outfits already in your closet look new. The purchase of a dazzling accessory piece can be an instant update to set off your favorite warm weather dresses you know will stop traffic whenever you put it on! Whether it is a necklace, belt, bracelet, or earrings the right accessory can be an instant update to your favorite wardrobes with a little mileage on them. Color blocking and tribal designs are very popular with accessories this season as well. Final Fashionista Thought: Take a chance! You make the outfit, dont let the outfit make you. Traci Evans, Fashion Designer/Owner of Meow and Barks Boutique Tribal Print Yellow and Black Dress Spring Dress Color Pattern Design AA Spring Color Block Traci EvansFashion Designer/Boutique Owner Meow and Barks Boutique 904.704.8222 1537 San Marco Blvd., Jacksonville, FL, 32201 www.Meowandbarksboutique.storenvy.com LOCAL CHURCH AIDES IN EDUCATION CUTS A 5K Charity Walk to Benefit Schools in the CommunityJacksonville, FLOn April 28, 2012, Mayor Alvin Brown will join Open Arms Christian Fellowship as they host their annual 5K Charity Walk. The walk will begin at 8:30am. The registration fee is $15 and includes a t-shirt. The cost is FREE for children 17 years old and younger. The event is open to the community. All proceeds will be donated to Garden City Elementary and Highlands Middle Schools ABOUT OPEN ARMS CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP Open Arms Christian Fellowship located at 2763 Dunn Ave. Jacksonville FL 32218 was founded on April 13, 1999 by Pastor Leofric W. Thomas, Sr. The church moved into their new 22,000 sq. ft. facility in 2009. They are also celebrating 13 years in ministry and the community. If you would like more information or to schedule an interview please call Charis Scurry at (904) 476-2104 or email oacfchurchpr@att.net

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By ARTHIANIXON Caribbean News Editor BAHAMAS:Bahamians will go to the polls on May 7, 2012 to decide who will be the governing party for the next five years. The country, which gained its independence from the British in 1973, has three major parties vying for victory in what many consider to be a tightly contested election. Last week, candidates were officially nominated. Branville McCartney leads the Democratic National Alliance (green) Perry G. Christie leads the Progressive Liberal Party (yellow) and current Prime Minister, Hubert Ingraham leads the Free National Movement (red). The parties have been stirring up voters in true Bahamian festive spirit by hosting massive rallies, motorcades and treating constituents to events such as beach parties, movie outings and more. APRIL 21, 2012 THESTAR PAGEA-7 POLITICALFEVERSWEEPSBAHAMAS: Nominations Are In; Nation Goes To The Polls On May 7 Gang Dismantling Major Factor in Crime Reduction Jamaican Police Commissioner By Alecia Smith-Edwards Jamaica Information Services JAMAICA: Commissioner of Police, Owen Ellington, says the significant reduction in criminal activities that has been achieved over the past few months, particularly in the Corporate Area, is due to the polices ongoing efforts to dismantle criminal gangs and other organised crimes. We are pleased to say that there are several divisions in the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) that have seen very dramatic reduction in criminal activitiesI can speak of the divisions in the Corporate Area as examples. The Kingston Central division, which averaged over 100 murders per year in the recent past, and completed last year with under 20 murders, year to date, has recorded three murders, he said. Mr. Ellington was speaking at a press conference at his Old Hope Road offices in Kingston, on April 2. He pointed out that this trend has been replicated across the Corporate Area divisions, noting that the divisions which had accounted for over 70 per cent of all violent crimes, have now moved to about 30 per cent. We achieved those results in Kingston and elsewhere in Jamaica, because we are focusing on dismantling the gangs and organised crimes. In downtown Kingston there were very significant criminal gangs that controlled the community. They battled for control of market space the extortion protection racket; they were involved in armed robberies and other (crimes). Since we have been able to remove those gangs and their leadership and pacify others, were able to restore that amount of security and stability to the Corporate Area, he explained. Mr. Ellington asserted that the police are committed to reducing Jamaicas murder rate to within 12 per 100,000 of the population by the year 2017 and restoring citizens and investor confidence in Jamaica, so that the economy can grow. We would like to appeal to individuals with capital to invest, to look seriously at Kingston. We have contributed, we have done our part and the city is open for business and we are giving public assurance that we will continue to maintain the levels of policing presence and operations in downtown Kingston, so that we can restore investor confidence and protect commerce for those who wish to invest in commercial activities, he said. Hubert Ingraham, Free National Movement Perry Christie, Progressive Liberal Party Branville McCartney, Democratic Natl Alliance

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APRIL 21, 2012 THESTAR JacksonvillesLOCAL NEWS FLORIDASECTION B At The Jacksonville Naval Air Station Jacksonville, FloridaFirst Lady MichelleObama recently visited the Jacksonville Naval Air Station here in Jacksonville. She began by thanking Mayor Brown of Jacksonville and Congresswoman Corrine Brown for coming out. She is devoted to making sure that all Americans honor our troops, veterans and their families. This was the one-year anniversary and they have made some amazing strides in getting the necessary help that the families need. Their motto is: Everyone can do something, whether its mowing the lawn, repairing a fence or whatever you do best, but doing it on behalf of a military family...finding those families within your communities and reaching out to find out what they need. If you are interested in helping or just wanting to find out more about this cause, go to the website: www.joiningforces.gov and there are thousands of wonderful ideas, suggestions, things that are going on in communities all across the USA. Congresswoman Corrine Brown, Jacksonville Naval Air Station's new Commander Captain Robert Sanders and Wife 1st Lady Michell Obama THE FIRST LADY HONORING YOUNG MILITARY FAMILIES City of Jacksonvilles Mayor Alvin Brown, Congresswoman Corrine Brown, and Rear Admiral Jack Scorby, Commander of Navy Region Southeast The Delta Delta Chapter Hosted National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa 45th Southeast Conference SENATOR SIPLIN HOSTS SANFORD TOWN HALL MEETINGORLANDO, FL As a result of the ongoing investigation into the Trayvon Martin shooting, and increasing citizen concerns, Florida State Senator Gary Siplin (D-Orlando) will take his legislative office on the road to host the Sanford Road to Recovery Town Hall Meeting. Senator Siplin will set up temporary post at the Saint James A.M.E. Church, where he will conduct a fact-finding inquiry regarding recurring instances of civil rights violations in the African American community. This meeting will lead to an investigation regarding alleged institutional racism in Sanford, which will be presented in a Senate hearing for review. As always, I look forward to meeting and hearing from the people in Sanford, Senator Siplin said. To be held Thursday, April 26, 2012 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Saint James A.M.E. Church, 819 Cypress Avenue, Sanford, Florida 32771 Jakki Stubbs, Jacqueline McKinney, Flora Parker, and Betty LeRoy Coordinators and Flora Parker, Basileus Betty J. Dixon, Supreme Basileus and Yvonne Ben, Southeast Director. Mayor Alvin Brown as guest speaker

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JACKSONVILLE URBAN LEAGUE !!!!!! 5th Annual 3E-Empowerment Summit and 21st Annual Crime Prevention Community Wide Event. April 25, 2012, from 9:00 A.M. 1:00 P.M., at 903 W. Union Street, Jacksonville, FL. Contact Clorina Sanders at (904)366-6494, csanders@jaxul.org. or contact Sandra Parker, Community and Youth Intervention Services (904)366-6481, sparker@jaxul.org. for all information. Jacksonville Suns vs. Pensacola Blue Wahoos, Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville, on Wednesday, April 25, 2012, 301 A. Philip Randolph Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32202. Contact 904.854.0655 for more information NAIOP Downtown Tour & Tasting, Thursday April 26, 2012. MOSH After Dark: The City Dark, Museum of Science and History (MOSH), on Thursday, April 26, 2012, at 1025 Museum Circle, Jacksonville, FL 32207.For more information contact 904.396.MOSH. FOR COLORED GIRLS: Thursday April 26, 2012, at AT&T Tower 301, 301 W. Bay St., Jacksonville, FL 32202 CIRQUE DE LA SYMPHONIE (SPECIAL) on Thursday, April 26, 2012, at the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, 300 W. Water Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Contact 904.354.5547 for additional information.. THE LANDING FRIDAY MARKET, this Friday, April 27, 2012, at The Jacksonville Landing, 2 Independent Dr. W., Jacksonville, FL 32202. NATIONAL DANCE DAY, The Jacksonville Landing, on Friday April 27, 2012, 2 Independent Dr. W., Jacksonville, FL 32202. For more information call 904.353.1188. Movies in the Park GREASE, Wyndham Jacksonville Riverwalk, Friday April 27, 2012, 1515 W. Prudential Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32207. Please contact 904.396.5100 for additional information. Friday Jacksonville Suns vs. Pensacola Blue Wahoos, Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville on April 27, 2012, 301 A. Philip Randolph Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32202. Contact 904.854.0655 for more information. African-American Civil Rights Movement in Florida onSaturday April 28, 2012, Jacksonville Main Library, 303 N. Laura Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Call 904.630.2665 for additional information. Need Summer Camp!? Wayan Development Corporation offers 3 Locations, Camperships Available. First week must be paid in advance to secure seat. Ages: *4 15 years (*4 years & entering kindergarten). Dates: 06/18/2012 08/17/2012, (Camperships applicable 6/18/2012-7/20/2012). Hours: 7:30 am 6:00 pm. Serving: AM Snack, Lunch & PM Snack, Activities: Academic Enrichment, Field Trips, Cultural Enrichment & Recreational Activities (swimming, games, etc.). Phone 904-693-1503 for more information. Community Activities, continuedPAGE B 2 THE STAR APRIL 21, 2012 /Community Activities JAX YOUTH POETRY JAM 2012, this Saturday, April 21, 2012, Jacksonville Main Library, 303 N. Laura Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Contact 904.630.2665 for more information. Golden Isles Arts and Humanities 2011-2012 Performing Arts Series presents COLLECTED STORIES. A play by Donald Margulies Friday & Saturday, April 20-21, 2012 at 8:00 p.m, Sunday, April 22, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. Performed at Art Downtown/Brunswick Actors Theatre, 1413 Newcastle St., Downtown Brunswick. Tickets & info: 912-262-6934, goldenislesarts.org. FOR COLORED GIRLS: Saturda,y April 21, 2012, at the AT&T Tower 301, 301 W. Bay St., Jacksonville, FL 32202. INTERNATIONAL DANCE CHALLENGE, onSaturday, April 21, 2012, at the Times Union Center for Performing Arts, 300 W. Water Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Call 904.633.6110 for more information. HEALTHY FAMILY TRAINING CAMP, EverBank Field on Saturday, April 21, 2012, 1 Everbank Field Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Contact 904.633.6100 for more information. SOUND EFFECTS: Music at MOCA, MOCA Jacksonville,thisSunday, April 22, 2012, 33 N. Laura Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Please contact 904.366.6911 for additional information. Jacksonville MG Walk at The Jacksonville Landing on Sunday, April 22, 2012, 2 Independent Dr. W., Jacksonville, FL 32202. For additional information call 904.353.118/8. 16th Annual Southeast U.S. Boat Show, Metropolitan Park on Sunday, April 22, 2012, at 4110 Gator Bowl Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Contact 904.630.0837 for all information. SMALL HOUSES, TOBACCO PAT AND AMONG GIANTS: Burro Bar, this Monday, April 23, 2012, 100 E. Adams St., Jacksonville, FL 32202. Contact 904.353.4686 for any information. Social Media: Friend or Foe? with Advantage Business Magazine CoWork Jax on Tuesday, April 24, 2012, at 5 W. Forsyth St., Suite 200, Jacksonville, FL 32204. Please call 904.586.8678 for additional information. (StatePoint) Our modern lifestyles can take a toll on our skin. Lack of sleep, pollutants, and stress are all contributing factors to signs of aging, dryness, irritation and blotchiness. While makeup can reduce the appearance of such wear and tear, there are natural steps you can take to actually make skin healthier, rather than simply masking the problem. Time and the environment deplete necessary minerals from our skin and body, says Dawn Diorio, Education Manager for AHAVA, a cosmetics company that creates skin care products made of mineral-based compounds from the Dead Sea. Restoring this balance will soften and hydrate your skin, and give you that coveted radiant glow seen in magazines. Healthier skin can be attained naturally. Try incorporating these simple habits into your daily lifestyle: Protect: Warmer weather means bathing suits, tank tops and shorts. It also means more skin exposure to the elements, which can break down your protective outer layer of skin. This season, avoid burns and irritation caused by harmful UV rays and wind by applying sunscreen daily, and stylishly limiting direct sun exposure with hats, sunglasses, and beach cover-ups. Go natural: Sometimes nature provides the most effective skin care solutions. The Dead Sea for example, thrives with life-enhancing ingredients with regenerative properties, and has long been a mecca for wellness-seeking travelers. While a dip in these waters may not be possible for everybody, you can use moisturizers and cosmetics that contain Dead Sea minerals to achieve the same benefits. For example, AHAVA offers a product line of moisturizers, cleansers, cosmetics and bath salts that contain an extract of Dead Sea water and are rich in minerals like magnesium, calcium, sodium and potassium. When applied to the skin, this mineral mix increases moisture levels, improves skin texture and elasticity, and reduces wrinkles. Dead Sea salt also possesses natural antiseptic properties and is therapeutic in helping topical infections. Eat right: Its not only about what you put on your skin that makes a difference. What you eat can make a big impact as well. A diet rich in fruits, vegetables, nuts and fish is not only great for overall health, it also will support glowing healthy skin. Be sure to stock up on Vitamin C, which can tighten skin and prevent wrinkles, and omega-3 fatty acids which can reduce inflammation and dryness. Avoid excessive use of caffeine and alcohol. Sleep well: The link between a good nights sleep and healthy skin cannot be overstated. A deep restful sleep is necessary for cell and tissue repair. By getting six to eight hours of shut-eye a night, youll not only avoid those dreaded bags under the eyes, youll reduce stress, improve your immune system and increase your skins ability to stay hydrated. Healthy skin is not only beautiful, it also is your greatest protection from the environment. So its vital that you take great care of it. ***** Natural Ways To Keep Your Skin Healthy This Season Announcements, meetings, happenings, and community events scheduled in Jacksonville and the surrounding area Small Changes Can Help You Save On Healthcare (StatePoint) If youre like many Americans, your healthcare is taking a major bite out of your paycheck. According to the Organization for Economic Development, the average American spends $7,960 on healthcare annually, representing nearly 20 percent of the average U.S. income of $40,000. Experts are advising consumers to take a proactive approach toward reducing their healthcare expenses. The best way to reduce healthcare costs is to prevent them, says Dr. Andrew Myers, an expert in preventative health and nutrition, and author of Health is Wealth. Living a healthy lifestyle reduces the risk of chronic illnesses that are expensive to manage. To help, Dr. Andrew Myers is offering some simple healthy living tips: Get screened: Health and wellness screenings are crucial for early detection of health issues. Know what you are at risk for, so you know what you should be managing. Get active: Be more active in your daily life, whether that is exercising, taking the stairs instead of the elevator, or walking instead of driving. Strive to get the recommended 30 minutes of heart-healthy exercise three to five times weekly. Eat healthier: Set simple goals like incorporating a fruit or vegetable into every meal, or replacing a junk food snack with something nutritious. Chart your progress: Keep track of your progress and stay motivated by celebrating your successes. Mark your calendar on the day you start, as well as key dates and benchmarks along the way. When you reach a goal, make a new one, and be an inspiration to those around you! Share the challenge: Invite friends or family members to undertake a health challenge with you. A buddy system keeps you accountable and increases your chance of success. You dont need an expensive doctors appointment to get important health screenings. Some retailers offer free health screenings. For example, Sams Club offers free health and wellness screenings the first Saturday of each month nationwide. Since 2010, the company has provided over one million preventative screenings to both members and non-members alike. The screenings include Body Mass Index (BMI) and blood pressure tests, diabetes screenings, and timely allergy tests in spring and childrens health screenings in advance of the school year. "My pharmacists recommended I go, and after the first screening, Ive never missed one, says Douglas B., a Sams Club Member from Atlanta, Ga. recounting how much screenings have helped him. I have type 2 diabetes, and now instead of paying for my blood pressure and BMI tests, I go to Sams Club. They expect me now and know Ill be the first in line. In addition to free monthly screenings, Sams Club pharmacists are great resources on smoking cessation, supplementation and wellness regimen practices -all free to members and the community. Douglas B. says he would be lost without these services. The pharmacists take the time to explain everything in terms I understand. To learn more, visit www.samsclub.com/healthyliving. Undertake preventive measures now to protect your greatest asset -your health. ***** Announcements, meetings, happenings, and community events scheduled in Jacksonville and the surrounding area

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By ARTHIANIXON Florida/Georgia Star Photo:AP The parents of Salecia Johnson (pictured) are demanding answers after the 6 year-old had her hands handcuffed behind her back by a police officer. The incident occured at Creekside Elementary School in Milledgevillewhere she is in kindergarden. Salecia was said to have thrown a tantrum and was throwing furniture and tearing items off the wall. According to police reports, the child threw a small shelf which struck the principal on the leg and she jumped on a paper shredder and tried to break a glass. It is unclear what caused the youngster to act out in the first place. A juvenille report was filed accusing her of simple battery and damage to property. The little girl was picked up from the local police station by her mother and aunt. When they arrived, Salecia was being held in a cell and complained about the metal handcuffs being too tough. She is suspended from school until August. THESTAR LOCAL GEORGIASECTION B STARKELIGHTSASPARK PERFORMINGATHERPEAK Makes history as first female minority to launch tertiary level adult learning center in BrunswickAPRIL 21, 2012 By ARTHIA NIXON Florida/Georgia Star With nearly two decades in human resources, Kristie Chance Starke has seen a whole lot of people come and go. And sadly, she has seen more go because they didnt have the time to pursue a degree because of time, family obligations or lack of funding. A degree is fantastic but not all of us can get one, she agreed. Some people dont realize that the difference in increasing their paycheck and getting a better job might be a short course in getting certified. A certificate may not be a degree but it shows that you trained in your area and know what you are doing. And on Wednesday night, Mrs. Starke gave locals a chance to see their potential by becoming the first woman of color to open an adult institute of higher learning, the Peak Performance Training Academy. The school is located at 82C1 Buckingham Place in Brunswick. Its vocational education for busy adults, explained Mrs. Starke. Some courses can be completed in as little as six to eight weeks. Right now, were offering courses in medical billing and coding, certified nurse assistant, child development associate, customer service certification with call center emphasis and soft skill training certification. Other courses include those that career development for managers and licensed professional courses. So what was the inspiration behind Peak Performance Training Academy? Well, Ive been in human resources for over fifteen years, answered Mrs. Starke. What I saw was that the unemployment rate was at an all time high and that one way to bridge that gap was to ensure that people were properly trained and had a document to prove it. The thing is, these jobs that we offer training in are in high demand. They need to be filled immediately and instead of complaining that you cant do it, take a step that will only take a few weeks and youll end up with a higher salary because of your certified specialty. Mrs. Starke dream to help others achieve their dream is certainly coming true with the launch of Peak Performance. And in the process, shes taking her students from entry level, to the next level while cutting the cost of commuting between Jacksonville or Savannah by having access to education right here in Brunswick. For more information visit www.peakprofessionalacademy.com The Glynn County Area Congress of Zion Sunday School and Baptist Congress of Christian Educational Congress hosted its Annual Seven Last Sayings of Christ on Friday, April 6, 2012 at the Zion Baptist Church, where the Rev. Craig Campbell is the Pastor. Each year seven ministers are selected from Glynn and surrounding communities to speak from the Seven last Sayings of Christ. This Annual event is one of several programs that are sponsored by the Glynn County Area Congress as a means to share religious information and raise funds for the scholarship program that is under the directions of the Zion Sunday School and Baptist Training Union Christian Educational Congress. The Zion Sunday School and Baptist Congress of Christian Educational Congress of Zion Missionary Baptist Association, Inc., is composed of over 88 Churches and meets annually to offer certified educational classes for both adults and children. This years Congress will be held June 26 29, 2012 at the Zion Missionary Baptist Association Educational Complex in Crescent, GA. During each year at the annual session, scholarships are awarded to students from various churches of seven counties, and this includes Glynn County. Over the years many students from Glynn County has had the opportunity to receive this scholarship and have used these funds to help with their education. Deacon Leo Moore serves as Chairman of the Glynn County Area Congress. Deacon Glynnard Campbell serves as President and Sister Gwen L. Davis serves as Dean of the Zion Sunday School and Baptist Training Union Christian Educational Congress. Rev. Dr. Eddie L. Hart is moderator of Zion Missionary Association Baptist, Inc. BRUNSWICKCLERGY HOSTSEASTERECUMENICAL FOCUSINGONSEVEN LASTSAYINGSOFCHRIST Kristy Chance Starke CEO Of Peak Performance Training Academy Keith Jordan, Director of Recruiting/Admissions; Kristy Chance Starke, CEO; Karen Hastings, Administrative Assistant; and Naomi Foreman, Director of Nursing Programs make up the schools faculty. Cops Cuff 6 Year Old Girl For Throwing Tantrum

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APRIL 21, 2012 THESTAR Entrepreneur and NBA Hall Of Famer Earvin "Magic" Johnson is set to launch ASPIRE, a new African-American network designed to entertain, inform and inspire through a diverse slate of original and acquired programming in the categories of movies, documentaries, short films, music, comedy, visual and performing arts and faith and inspirational programs. Johnson, Chairman of ASPIRE, was awarded one of the first four, new and minority owned and operated independent networks by Comcast. The network, partnered with GMC TV, is set to go live in June 2012 and will be headquartered in Atlanta, where it will undoubtedly be the next platform for aspiring AfricanAmerican writers, directors, producers, actors and leaders. "We are excited to be adding ASPIRE to our rich line-up of programming and look forward to its dynamic content designed to entertain and educate viewers," said David Jensen, Vice President of Content Acquisition at Comcast. "Magic Johnson and GMC TV have brought together their impressive set of skills to create a network with an enduring focus on delivering quality programming that positively resonates with ethnically diverse communities." Charles Humbard, President and CEO, GMC TV, said, "ASPIRE will be dedicated to shining a light on the successes, achievements and accomplishments of the African-American community. The concept of an uplifting, positive programming environment is one that we at GMC know very well, and we are proud to be partnering with Earvin `Magic' Johnson to build the ASPIRE brand among distributors and advertisers." Johnson added, "ASPIRE will be a network that encourages and challenges African-Americans to reach for their dreams. Launching ASPIRE is an amazing accomplishment, but I am most proud of the opportunities it will create for African-Americans in front of and behind the camera. ASPIRE will allow us to continue to make a great impact in the urban community and beyond." New Jaguars WR Lee Evans says productivity about 'being able to take care of yourself and stay healthy'PAGEB-4 By John Oehser Jaguars.com As Lee Evans sees it, theres what is said and theres his reality. To him, theyre not the same. Evans, a nine-year veteran wide receiver who signed a reported one-year deal with the Jaguars Monday, said his focus is far less on what is said than what he believes is his reality and thats that at 31, he remains capable of being a productive NFL wide receiver. I guess I look at me, and I dont look at it as everybody else, Evans said Monday afternoon. Thirty-one is different in peoples eyes. Its about being able to take care of yourself and stay healthy, and if you can do that, be productive. Those are my goals coming in. If I can continue to do that consistently, then stats and numbers and things will come. Evans, who played two seasons for Buffalo when new Jaguars Head Coach Mularkey was the head coach there, became the second veteran receiver to sign with the team during the 2012 pro free agency period. The Jaguars last month signed wide receiver Laurent Robinson from Dallas. Mularkey called Evans a great signing. How he practices alone will be a plus for this team, Mularkey said. He does everything the right way. Evans was selected by Buffalo in the first round of the NFL Draft in 2004, Mularkeys first season as the Bills head coach. He had at least 740 yards receiving in each of his first five seasons, with 1,292 yards and eight touchdowns in 2006 and 1,017 and three touchdowns in 2008. Evans caught 377 passes for 5,934 yards and 43 touchdowns in seven seasons with the Bills before being traded to the Baltimore Ravens last season for a fourth-round draft choice. He sustained a foot injury in Week 2, missing nine games and catching four passes for 74 yards. Hes been productive, Mularkey said. He has had some things that have slowed him down. Hes never satisfied and always wants to prove his worth. It will be challenge for him personally to come back from last season and help this football team. Evans said while he had free-agency visits set up with other NFL teams, talks with the Jaguars accelerated enough to where he took no other visits. Things picked up here and we were able to strike a deal, he said. Evans said familiarity with Mularkey was incentive to join the Jaguars, as was the opportunity to work with new wide receivers coach Jerry Sullivan, one of the NFLs most-respected receivers coaches. I thought it would be a real good spot for me, he said. The teams receiver corps now includes Evans, Robinson, fourth-year veteran Mike Thomas, fourth-year veteran Brian Robiskie, second-year veteran Cecil Shorts, third-year veteran Taylor Price, second-year veteran Chastin West and fourth-year veteran Jarett Dillard. It gives us another veteran in the mix, Jaguars General Manager Gene Smith said of Evans. Its going to create competition. That usually brings out the best in people. Said Evans, Obviously, Im the oldest receiver there and with that comes some veteran leadership understanding and teaching younger receivers how to be pros, understanding that its not just on the field, but off the field as well. Im ea ger to get in with the young receivers and really work with them and teach them some things that Ive learned. Evans injury last season limited him to two starts, the first time in his career he started fewer than 11 games. He never missed an NFL game until an ankle injury kept him out the last three games in 2010. I feel good physically, he said. This off-season has been good, and even finishing up last year I felt good. Evans throughout his career typically has been one of the NFLs best deep-receiving threats. He has averaged 15.8 yards per reception in his career, and only once has he averaged less than 14 yards a reception. That was in 2009, when he averaged 13.9 yards. Mularkey said with the Evans signing the Jaguars have more speed at that position. I think physically hes healthier than he was last year, Mularkey said, adding that Evans still has that verticalthreat speed. You dont have an average like that without making some big plays down the field. I still think he has that. Evans, asked if he still possessed the deep speed when healthy last season, said, Absolutely. Last year was a tough year for me, he said. I had never really been injured. I feel good. Im running good. As we get into this, hopefully, Ill feel the same way. Its all about opportunity and Im excited about this opportunity. I still feel theres a lot of good football left to be played. I want to be a part of it and I want to be a part of it here. Im ready to take on this opportunity. JACKSONVILLESUNS: INF Jeff Dominguez promoted to New Orleans from JAX; INF Pedro Mendoza promoted to JAX from New Orleans The Jacksonville Suns, Double-A minor league affiliate of the Miami Marlins, announced today that INF Jeff Dominguez has been promoted to the New Orleans Zephyrs, in a move Tuesday April 17, 2012. In a corresponding roster move, INF Pedro Mendoza has been promoted to the Jacksonville Suns from the Jamestown Jammers. Mendoza is available for Tuesdays contest in Pensacola, Fla. Dominguez, had played in 10 of 12 games for the Suns in the 2012 season, hit .108 with one homerun and six runs batted in. Mendoza, spent 26 games of the 2011 season with the Greensboro Grasshoppers where he hit .224 with four doubles and nine runs batted in. Mendoza also played 35 games for the Jamestown Jammers in 2011 where he hit .252 with four doubles and nine runs batted in. He was signed as a free agent in November of 2008. Mendoza will be assigned a number when he arrives in Pensacola on Tuesday. Do you have a sporting event coming up? Think your team should be highlighted for their win? Email us today info@thefloridastar.com and let The Star speak for you! Sharks Terrance Smith Earns Another Weekly Award Jacksonville Sharks second-year wide receiver Terrance Smith has one again earned recognition for an outstanding on-field performance, as the Arena Football League announced Tuesday that Smith has been selected as the AFL Playmaker of the Week for Week 6 of the 2012 season. In the Sharks 75-67 loss to Utah on April 13, Smith exploded for 309 all-purpose yards in impressively balanced fashion, recording eight receptions for 154 yards to go along with 155 kick return yards on seven attempts. Smith also set the pace with five receiving touchdowns in the game, including a 38-yard touchdown in the final minute that pulled the Sharks within a point of the Blaze. That total of 309 all-purpose yards easily surpasses his previous season high of 259 and stands as the second-highest single-game total for any player in the Arena Football League this season. Smith now leads the League with 231.8 all-purpose yards per game, nearly 35 more yards than the player in second place. Notably, beginning with the season opener in Kansas City, Smith has accounted for a greater number of all-purpose yards in each successive game this season. Through four games, Smith leads the Sharks with 10 receiving touchdowns, is tied for the team lead with two rushing touchdowns and has accounted for both of the teams two kickoff return touchdowns this season. He ranks second on the team in both receptions (28) and receiving yards (367), and is tied for the team lead with 13.1 yards per reception. With this award, Smith has now earned Playmaker of the Week honors following each of his teams last two games, winning the Week 4 award following his performance against the Tampa Bay Storm on March 30. The Magic Of Television:Basketball Great Johnson To Launch His Own Cable Channel

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DAD, THE FIX-IT MANBy Daris Howard My five year-old daughter came to me and wanted me to put up a Clo line for her doll things. Dont you mean a clothes line? I asked. No, she responded. I only want it big enough to hang one clo on. I had never thought of clothes as plural for something before. I was just about to build it when my four year-old daughter brought me her doll, or at least part of it. The head had come off and she had lost it and only had the body. She was in tears about the situation. I told her there was probably a good song we could sing about this predicament. When you aint got no-body that wants you. When in life you just cant seem to get a-head. Then perhaps it would all have been better, if you had just spent the whole day in bed... It might be debatable if I perjured myself by using the phrase good song because, as I continued to sing the bad lyrics, making them up as I went along, she gave me a look that said, Please tell me Im adopted and that I dont have any of your genetics. Well, I calmed her down by saying it wasnt something to lose our heads about. We hunted and found a doll head and put it on the doll body without too much plastic surgery. However, my daughter informed me that it was the wrong head and I realized Kens head does indeed look funny on Barbies body. The whole thing was enough to drive any-body crazy. We eventually got ourselves together and got the dolls figured out, or at least their figures together and ourselves figured out. My little daughter gave me a big hug and went off to her world of make believe with her dolls playing the roles of a brother and sister with high-pitched voices. And thus, my day as Dad, the fix-it guy, had just started on a Saturday morning. I dont mind being the fix-it guy most of the time. But recently, I have spent about half of my life repairing bike tires. Out where we live, puncture weeds dont just proliferate like mosquitoes, but they actually jump right off the ground and attack without warning. My children come home with their bike tires full of them. I was always fixing flats. Their bikes probably cost me $20 apiece and I would spend about $50 in tubes for each bike each year. I finally got smart and bought some of those solid tubes that dont go flat. There was, however, one downside. Now that their tires dont go flat they ride over everything: nails, porcupines, other siblings, basically whatever gets in their path. In particular, they charge out through the worst fields and come back with their tires full of thorns, but totally unfazed. The problem occurs when they then ride through our garden. I couldnt figure out why the number of weeds in our garden seemed to increase dramatically. What time I save fixing bike tires went right into weeding the garden. Though I am no Einstein, I finally figured it out. Now my children are banned from riding their bikes in my garden. Well, I better be going. My four year-old is back and one of her dolls has apparently finished paying its taxes because its missing an arm and a leg. I need to teach her a song about getting a leg up in the army, and I still have a clo line to build.PAGE B-6 THESTAR APRIL 21, 2012 OPINION OWNER/PUBLISHER CLARA McLAUGHLIN LEATH MANAGEMENT LONZIE LEATH, RINETTA M. FEFIE SALES & MARKETING 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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Medtronic is an Equal Opportunity /Affirmative Action employer committed to cultural diversity in the workforce AUTOS FOR SALE *** 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 GrandMarquis $695-Down > 2000FordContour Clean $750-Down > 2003Chevrolet Monte CarloLow Mile Call For Price> Cash Special 1994 Eagle $1,650 EMPLOYMENT NOTICE TO ADOPT IN THE MATTER OF JOSEPH MALACHI GONZALEZ TO: JORDAN GONZALEZ A PETITION HAS BEEN PRESENTED TO SAID COURT BY: ANGEL M. AMARO OF SPRINGFIELD, MA. TANYA M. AMARO OF SPRINGFIELD, MA, REQUESTING FOR LEAVE TO ADOPT SAID CHILD AND THAT THE NAME OF THE CHILD BE CHANGED TO: JOSEPH MALACHI AMARO. IF YOU DESIRE TO OBJECT THERETO, YOU OR YOUR ATTORNEY MUST FILE A WRITTEN APPEARANCE IN SAID COURT AT: SPRINGFIELD, MASS. 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APRIL 21, 2012THE STARPR 1 Review of SPUNK, Original play based on stories by Zora Neal Hurston Reviewed by LYNNETTE YOUNG Photos credited to MAYA ADKINSIf you missed The 5 & Dime production of SPUNK, a play with songs, by George C. Wolfe, adapted for the stage from three short stories by Zora Neale Hurston, with music by Chic Street Man, you missed a very special experience. Just a little refresher on Zora Neal Hurston: Hurston, a Florida-born author folklorist and anthropologist, and a legendary figure in the Harlem Renaissance, was ahead of her time. She is now recognized as one of the most important female writers of the Twentieth Century. This year marks the 75th anniversary of Hurstons most famous work, Their Eyes Were Watching God is considered an American Classic. Hurston was a master storyteller and observer of everyday life. All this makes SPUNK an extremely timely presentation. A critically acclaimed adaptation of Hurstons evocative prose, made its Jacksonville debut with The 5 & Dime. Utilizing the blues, choral narrative and dance, the three tales focus on men and women trapped inside the "laughin' kind of lovin' kind of hurtin' kind of pain that comes from being human." The first of the three tales, SWEAT tells the story of a young washerwoman who is abused and betrayed by her estranged husband, and of her ultimate triumph over him. The second piece, STORY IN HARLEM SLANG, is told in 1940s Harlemese. It is the story of two street lotharios trying to outhustle each other and win the favor ofand a meal froma domestic on her payday afternoon off. The third tale, THE GILDED SIX BITS, is a bittersweet story of an adoring husband's betrayal by his loving but innocent wife. Hurston was a collector and relentless reporter of indigenous speech. In the three stories presented in SPUNK, as in the original collection of her short stories published under the same name, her usage of the black English of the urban and rural America of her time has been preserved. Everything about the production was outstanding. So much so that two encore performances were added to the original run. Marsha Phelts, your regular reviewer, and I were blessed to see an encore performances Sunday, April 15th at the Carling Ballroom on West Adams Street. The talented cast of veteran performers included Anthony Mincey, Jr., David Girard, Frank L. Humphrey, CJ Fluharty, Tarra Conner Jones, and Chelsea Love Hunt. All were five star and extremely impressive, with special mention to Tarra Conner Jones. The production team of director Lee Hamby, musical director & choreographer Alejandro Rodriguez, stage manager Shannon Jones, assistant stage manager Abigail Saenz, and educational researchER Sandra Dunnavant did an excellent job. When asked why The 5 & Dimes model seems to be working so successfully while many arts organizations come and go, The 5 & Dimers say, The Urban Core of Jacksonville is bursting with talented artists of all genres making exciting choices in their respective crafts every day. That neighborhood hosts an audience eager for important stories and challenging entertainment. We are honored to serve our community and so glad it has welcomed us so wholeheartedly. Keep your eye out for other productions by The 5 & Dime. L-R: Tarra Conner Jones, CJ Fluharty L-R: Chelsea Love Hunt, David Girard Chelsea Love HuntL-R: Frank L Humphrey III, Tarra Conner Jones, David Girard L-R: Chelsea Love Hunt, David Girard, Frank L Humphrey III, Anthony Mincey Jr L-R: Tarra Conner Jones, CJ Fluharty

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APRIL 21, 2012 THE STARPR 2 HEALTHY LIVING Keeping Kids Mentally And Emotionally Healthy(StatePoint) You probably already understand the importance of safeguarding your children against physical ailments. But did you know that keeping kids mentally and emotionally healthy is just as crucial to their overall wellness? In fact, mental health challenges can impair a young person`s capacity to reach age-appropriate developmental goals, say experts. With so much going on in the world today and the fast pace of modern life, it`s important for parents, kids and pediatricians to talk about social and emotional issues, says Dr. Robert W. Block, president of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). National Childrens Mental Health Awareness Day, observed May 9, serves as an excellent reminder to consider your child or teens emotional well-being. Throughout the month of May, which is Mental Health Month, pediatricians nationwide are encouraging parents to talk with their children about their worries, stress and problems, and to foster great mental health at home. To get started, the AAP is offering these tips for parents: Talk with your pediatrician. If your childs mood, behavior or social interactions are concerning you, your pediatrician can help you talk through problems, and find tools and resources to help. Let your children know that they should feel comfortable talking with their doctor, as well, as he or she is a great person to confide in about worries or stress. Talk with your child or teen. Find out what good things are happening for your child as well as any difficulties. You cant know something is wrong if you dont ask. Families should communicate daily. Whether its over dinner, or while walking your child to school, or after sports practice, spend time each day checking in with your child. Get your child involved in the community. Children need to realize that the world is a better place because they are in it. Understanding the importance of personal contributions can serve as a source of purpose and motivation. Encourage them to volunteer, join clubs and make friends. Practice healthy habits. A great nights sleep, proper nutrition and regular exercise can all contribute to emotional health and well-being so encourage healthy habits. You can set a great example by practicing what you preach! Help manage stress. Although stress is a part of life and growing up, you need to intervene when you sense that it is undermining your childs physical or psychological well-being. If your child has persistent headaches or stomach pains, seems restless, tired, depressed or uncommunicative, stress may be to blame. But you can help children react appropriately to their stressors. Brainstorm possible solutions to help your child or teen feel empowered to improve his or her own life. More information on mental health and children can be found at www.healthychildren.org. Great parenting means promoting a happy, healthy home. Your childs health depends on it. Harvard University Announcement No Tuition And No Student Loans If you know of a family earning less than $60,000 a year with an honor student graduating from high school soon, Harvard University wants to pay the tuition. The prestigious university recently announced that from now on undergraduate students from low-income families can go to Harvard for free...no tuition and no student loans! To find out more about Harvard offering free tuition for families making less than $60,000 a year, visit Harvard's financial aid website at: http://www.fao.fas.harvard.edu or call the school's financial aid office at (617) 495-1581. SAVE THE DATE! MAY 21, 2012CONGRESSWOMAN CORRINE BROWN 20th Annual Job Fair Prime Osborn Convention Center DID YOU KNOW? ----------------------------------------------Get Your Children Volunteering(SPM Wire) April is National Volunteer Month and there is no better time for you to get involved in the community. Set a great example for your children by volunteering with them when they are young. Here are a few great volunteer ideas for parents and kids: Visit a nursing home: The simple act of sharing a story or playing a game could brighten an elderly persons day. Donate food: Have your children pick out items at the grocery store; then take the food to a pantry together. Clean up: Pick up litter in a local park. It could be a fun way to get outdoors and will instill in your children respect for the environment.

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APRIL 21, 2012 THE STARPR 2 HEALTHY LIVING Keeping Kids Mentally And Emotionally Healthy(StatePoint) You probably already understand the importance of safeguarding your children against physical ailments. But did you know that keeping kids mentally and emotionally healthy is just as crucial to their overall wellness? In fact, mental health challenges can impair a young person`s capacity to reach age-appropriate developmental goals, say experts. With so much going on in the world today and the fast pace of modern life, it`s important for parents, kids and pediatricians to talk about social and emotional issues, says Dr. Robert W. Block, president of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). National Childrens Mental Health Awareness Day, observed May 9, serves as an excellent reminder to consider your child or teens emotional well-being. Throughout the month of May, which is Mental Health Month, pediatricians nationwide are encouraging parents to talk with their children about their worries, stress and problems, and to foster great mental health at home. To get started, the AAP is offering these tips for parents: Talk with your pediatrician. If your childs mood, behavior or social interactions are concerning you, your pediatrician can help you talk through problems, and find tools and resources to help. Let your children know that they should feel comfortable talking with their doctor, as well, as he or she is a great person to confide in about worries or stress. Talk with your child or teen. Find out what good things are happening for your child as well as any difficulties. You cant know something is wrong if you dont ask. Families should communicate daily. Whether its over dinner, or while walking your child to school, or after sports practice, spend time each day checking in with your child. Get your child involved in the community. Children need to realize that the world is a better place because they are in it. Understanding the importance of personal contributions can serve as a source of purpose and motivation. Encourage them to volunteer, join clubs and make friends. Practice healthy habits. A great nights sleep, proper nutrition and regular exercise can all contribute to emotional health and well-being so encourage healthy habits. You can set a great example by practicing what you preach! Help manage stress. Although stress is a part of life and growing up, you need to intervene when you sense that it is undermining your childs physical or psychological well-being. If your child has persistent headaches or stomach pains, seems restless, tired, depressed or uncommunicative, stress may be to blame. But you can help children react appropriately to their stressors. Brainstorm possible solutions to help your child or teen feel empowered to improve his or her own life. More information on mental health and children can be found at www.healthychildren.org. Great parenting means promoting a happy, healthy home. Your childs health depends on it. Harvard University Announcement No Tuition And No Student Loans If you know of a family earning less than $60,000 a year with an honor student graduating from high school soon, Harvard University wants to pay the tuition. The prestigious university recently announced that from now on undergraduate students from low-income families can go to Harvard for free...no tuition and no student loans! To find out more about Harvard offering free tuition for families making less than $60,000 a year, visit Harvard's financial aid website at: http://www.fao.fas.harvard.edu or call the school's financial aid office at (617) 495-1581. SAVE THE DATE! MAY 21, 2012CONGRESSWOMAN CORRINE BROWN 20th Annual Job Fair Prime Osborn Convention Center DID YOU KNOW? ----------------------------------------------Get Your Children Volunteering(SPM Wire) April is National Volunteer Month and there is no better time for you to get involved in the community. Set a great example for your children by volunteering with them when they are young. Here are a few great volunteer ideas for parents and kids: Visit a nursing home: The simple act of sharing a story or playing a game could brighten an elderly persons day. Donate food: Have your children pick out items at the grocery store; then take the food to a pantry together. Clean up: Pick up litter in a local park. It could be a fun way to get outdoors and will instill in your children respect for the environment.

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APRIL 21, 2012 PREP RAP PR 3 The oceans cover more than 70% of the earth and contain 97% of its water. Use a globe or map to fill in the crossword: 1. Which ocean is the largest and deepest? 2. This ocean lies between North America and Europe. 3. Some people say that this ocean is part of the Atlantic Ocean. It is the water north of Asia, Europe and North America. 4. This ocean is east of Africa and south of Asia. 5. The waters of this ocean surround Antarctica. Some say it is only the southern parts of the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans. World of Gifts from the OceanFighting Water Pollution We fish the ocean for food. We travel on it. The ocean gives us many gifts! 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APRIL 21, 2012 THE STARPR 4 The AKA Cotillion Ball 2012 Miss Cotillion 2012 (Cynthia Green) & 2009 Miss Cotillion (Troynica Green)Debutante Award Winners Guests from International Longsharemen Association Local 423 : Vanessa Wesley, Sanita Nixon and Anita Grant Crowning of Miss Cotillion 2012 by Miss Cotillion 2010Miss Yva WilliamsPictured above: Carmen Bowman-Randall and Escort Mr. Rafeal Baker, Shantel M. Bridges and Escort Mr. Jarrad C. Davis, Allante Fairleyand Escort Mr. Kameron Douzart, Elexis Gabriel and Escort Mr. Akina Daniels, Cynthia Danielle Greenand Escort Mr. Allen Hopkins, Breanna Jones and Escort Mr. Oscie L. Jackson, Breunna McGrew and Escort Mr. Chance Mitchell, Bria Ross McMullen and Escort Mr. Avery Henderson, Alayah Myers and Escort Mr. Antwaun Lewis, Tomi Peak and escort Mr. Najja Walker, Jacqueline Ratliff and Escort Mr. Rechard Hubbard, Ardelle Singleton and Escort Mr. Rodney Singleton, Lauren Ulieme and Escort Mr. Eric Jones, Jr., Kelah White-Crowley and Escort Mr. Antonio King. The members of Zeta Iota Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated welcomed everyone to Jewels Empowered: Scholarship, Elegance and Poise, "Sheros Taking the Lead". They presented the fourteen young ladies who have exemplified elegance, scholarship, poise and perseverance. The culmination of their participation was revealed in an elegant exhibition of refined decorum known as the Cotillion Ball. This biennial event provides monetary proceeds for academic scholarships and awards for community service, peer congeniality and leadership to the deserving debutantes of Camden, Glynn and Mcintosh County. For the past six months, they have been actively engaged in the community service, leadership development and etiquette enrichment components of the Cotillion process which empowered their growth as young women. They celebrated the efforts of the lovely young ladies and their families.

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Clerk Says She Shot Teen in Self Defense But Police Say She LiedA 16-year-old was shot and killed by a convenience store clerk who said it was in self defense, but police say it was a lie. Last month on March 26, store owner, Taquanda Shanti Baker, 31, told police that she had shot 16-yearold Quintavius Antonio Moore to protect herself. At around 11:30 a.m., Baker flagged an officer down near the store to report that she had just shot someone who was about to rob her. Baker said that at around 11:45 a.m., Moore walked into her store and asked for change. He returned a half hour later with a handgun and thats when she said she took her out her own gun. She said she accidentally fired a round at the ground and another at Moore. She said she purchased the weapon to protect herself and her 1-year-old son, who she usually takes with her to work. Moore was taken to the hospital where he died. Tears ran down Bakers face as she expressed how bad she felt about the shooting, but she said it was for her protection. She also said that Moore was a regular and came to the store three to four times a day. Police were convinced Baker was truly the victim, until they came across surveillance video footages recorded during the time of the crime. The footage showed the outside of the store and a man walking out. Police say Baker wasnt even at the store when the shooting occurred, until nine minutes later. Police say they are not sure of the mans identity, but believe he may be the father of Bakers child. He is believed to be the shooter and that Baker made up the story to cover for him. Baker was arrested and charged with shooting into an occupied dwelling, fabricating and tampering with physical evidence, and giving a false report to a law enforcement officer. Two of the charges are felonies. She was released after posting a $10,000 bail. Records also show that she has two prior misdemeanor convictions of petty theft and probation violation. Investigators are trying to figure out the motive behind the shooting and what really happened in the store. They are also working to find out about everything about the original shooter. Crime and Justice Crime and JusticeA Publication of the Florida Star and Georgia StarAPRIL 21 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. Reward Announced for Murder Case Police are offering a reward for any information of the shooting that cost the life of 29year-old Bernard Cason on March 11. Cason was at a music video shoot near a shopping center that over 150 other people attended as well. Cason was said to have been in a white Dodge Charger car where he was shot by someone in a passing vehicle. A witness reported hearing about 10 shots being fired. Two others were shot too, but Cason did not survive the shooting. Police say many were present at the scene to witness the shooting, but nobody had yet come forward to give any information. Family and friends of Cason were devastated by the incident and wanted justice. Bernice Cason, mother of the victim, spoke out while trying to hold back her tears begging for the publics support. Police believe there are people who are not speaking out as there were a huge amount of people who were at the shooting. Police and the First Coast Crime Stoppers are offering a $2,000 reward for valid leads to an arrest. Taquanda Baker Quintavius Moore Bernard Cason

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APRIL 21 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. Nightlife Dont Be a Target Avoid excessive drinking, or if you have been drinking, recognize its impact on your judgment. Alcohol is a contributing factor in many assaults. Keep valuables close. Women should not hang purses on the back of a chair. Men should put wallets in their pockets. If possible, dont walk alone during late-night hours. Walk in groups whenever you can there is always safety in numbers. Stay in well-lit areas as much as possible. Avoid alleys, vacant lots, wooded areas, and other short-cuts or secluded areas. These are usually not well-lit or heavily traveled. Walk on the sidewalk whenever possible. Walk close to the curb to avoid doorways, bushes, and other potential hiding places. Walk confidently, directly, and at a steady pace. Dont stop to talk to strangers. Always be aware of your surroundings. If you are wearing headphones, dont turn up the volume so high that you cannot hear outside noises.. Avoid carrying large sums of cash, or displaying expensive jewelry, etc. in public. If you must carry large sums, divide the cash into smaller quantities and carry in multiple places on your person (wallet, purse, side pocket, etc.). Preventing Assaults If you are involved in a heated argument that appears to be turning violent, walk away. Staying to fight to prove something only demonstrates poor judgment in almost every instance. Never carry a firearm, knife or other illegal weapon. A weapon will definitely escalate the situation, and it could ultimately be used to harm innocent people or yourself. If you see an assault in progress dial 9-1-1 immediately to alert the police. DO NOT jump into the fray unless it is a last resort to prevent more serious injury. If Someone Tries to Rob You Dont resist. Give up your property dont give up your life. Report the crime to the police. Try to describe the attacker accurately. Your actions can help prevent others from becoming victims. Protecting yourself at ATMs If possible, use ATMs that are located inside buildings. If you must use an outdoor ATM, avoid using it at night. If you must use one at night, select one with a lot of people around, that is well-lit, and is not in a secluded, low-visibility area. Try to have a friend accompany you when using an ATM. Be aware of your surroundings and the people around you. Complete your transaction as quickly as possible, and do not flaunt your cash. Secure your cash and your ATM card in your wallet or purse before leaving the machine. Your Safety Bail Bond Agents Arrested for Motel RobberiesTwo bail bond agents were arrested for a series of motel robberies the last ten months. Ricky Lee Collins, 47, and Clinton Joe McCarthren, 59, became the primary focus in an investigation involving robberies at multiple motels. The two men were observed by surveillance video, which showed them burglarizing motel rooms of unsuspecting tourists, even in broad daylight. For nearly a year, they have been breaking into rooms to steal as much personal property as they can. Search warrants were issued and police found 31 laptop computers, over 10 digital cameras, cell phones, luggage, and jewelry. Both Collins and McCarthren were arrested. Collins was charged with criminal conspiracy, two counts of burglary, and grand theft. McCarthren was charged with grand theft from a dwelling, two counts of unoccupied burglary, two counts of criminal mischief, and grand theft. Both are facing multiple felony charges and neither have yet posted bond. The investigation is still ongoing, while additional charges are pending. RickyCollins Clinton McCarthren High School Basketball Coach Arrested on Sexual Charges A volunteer assistant coach of a high school girls basketball team was arrested on sexual charges. Police say 38-year-old Herbert Thomas had a sexual relationship with a teenage player on the team. Thomas was a volunteer varsity girls basketball coach for the last three years. The principal had also told other players in the team to come forward if they have been involved in any type of sexual activities with Thomas. Police have searched Thomas house and said there is enough evidence of being involved with the 16-year-old. The mother had been concerned with the communication with her daughter and the coach and the daughter had confessed that she had been in a sexual relationship with the coach since December of 2011. Thomas was arrested and charged with two counts of sexual battery. He has posted a $20,000 bond. Investigators believe there may be other possible victims. Herbert Thomas

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Man Stomps on Pregnant Girlfriends Stomach Anoka, MNThe ex-girlfriend of 28-year-old Kenneth Turner had called police about being violently assaulted. She told them she had been punched, kicked, and had her hair pulled. She was also ordered to lay on her back, so he can stomp on her stomach, which he did. Turner was said to have actually stomped on her stomach with both feet, telling her that she did not deserve the baby and that he would kill it. The woman was said to have been suffering from vaginal bleeding and experiencing severe pain in the abdomen area. She had endured this beating for about three hours. Turner was arrested and charged with first-degree attempted murder of an unborn child and felony domestic assault. Records show that Turner has been charged with violent crimes in the past a number of times. No information on the fetus have yet been released. 4-Year-Old Brutally Beaten for Kicking Seat of Driver Houston, TXJamail Wagner, 23, was on his way taking his girlfriends four-year-old son to a day care. The child began to kick the back of his seat and Wagner told him if he did not stop, he would hit him. The kicking did not stop and Wagner parked the car on the side of the street. He then turned around and swung punches at him four or five times with a closed fist. The boy was treated as his face, chest, and arms were bruised. He was also said to have kidney failure due to numerous internal injuries. Wagner was arrested and charged with injury to a child. APRIL 21, 2012 THE STAR C&J 3Bizarre Crimes Bizarre Crimeswho, what, when...huh? Other Unusual Crimes Across the Nation Taxi Driver Gives Drugs and Alcohol to Underage Girls Regularly A taxi driver was recently arrested after police found out he was giving 12 to 14 year old girls alcohol and marijuana. One of the parents of the middle school girls called police after her daughter told her what had been going on with Eric Byrd, 47, in his cab for the past year. One girl had said she smoked marijuana up to 30 times, while another said she smoked about 15 times. Other girls said they have done it many times as well. Police say Byrd had been giving rides to middle school students when they called him on his personal cell phone. The girls said Byrd had even asked for sexual favors as well, which none of them have said they agreed to. Byrd was located and was taken in for questioning. He was charged with four misdemeanor charges for contributing to the delinquency of a minor and felony tampering with a victim. Thief Showing Off Loot on Facebook Gets Arrested A successful robbery is meant to be kept unknown to others, but some just cant seem to hold in the urge of wanting to show it off. Last month, a robbery was reported of a male suspect accompanied by a female accomplice. They were said to have attacked an employee, who pretended to be unconscious to avoid further beating, while another employee was bound with duct tape. The robbery was recorded through surveillance cameras, showing Jovan Cummings, 24, and his 22-year-old girlfriend, Nichole Catherine Eaton. Just a few days after the robbery, Cummings uploaded a picture of himself holding the money he had stolen on Facebook. Police found another picture of him wearing the same exact hat that he wore during the robbery. Both Cummings and Eaton were arrested and now face numerous charges, including armed robbery and aggravated battery. Eaton confessed to the robbery and also told police that they had thrown the gun, used in the robbery, into the Atlantic Ocean the next day. Man Jailed for Three Days For Sagging Pants in Court Prattville, AL20-year-old LaMarcus D. Ramsey was in court to enter a plea on a charge of receiving stolen property, but he had showed up to court with his pants hanging below his waist, exposing his underwear. Judge John Bush ordered Ramsey to be held in jail for three days. You are in contempt of court because you showed your butt in court, said Bush. Highly irritated, he also added that Ramsey buy a pair of pants that fit after he is released. People have wondered if Bushs decision may have been a little overboard, but Bush described the level of disrespect such act showed to the courtroom and that what he did was necessary. Woman Kills Another Woman for Her Baby Houston, TX30-year-old Verna Dean McClain was accused of shooting 28-year-old mother, Kayla Marie Golden, then kidnapping her 3-day-old son. Witnesses say that McClain drove near Goldens truck in the parking lot of a pediatricians office to start arguing with Golden. McClain had not specifically targeted Golden, but ended up shooting her, running her over, and taking the baby away from her. McClain confessed that she kidnapped the baby to show her fiance that she had given birth to his child to cover up the miscarriage that she wanted to hide from him. They were planning to marry in May and she felt as if she needed to show him their baby. McClain was arrested and charged with capital murder and is being held without bail. Police say McClain has three of her own children. Jovan Cummings

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APRIL 21, 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: Kayle Napriest Coutte Age: 15 Weight: 210 lbs Last seen: 4/02/12 Name: Sydonnie Stephenson Age: 15 Weight: 140 lbs Last seen: 3/10/12 Name: Amber Szeda Age: 17 Weight: 135 lbs Last seen: 3/06/12 Name: Emory Prince Age:17 Weight: 150 lbs Last seen: 4/06/12 Name: DanAsia Dannylle Frederick Age: 16 Weight: 112 lbs Last seen: 3/12/12MOSTWANTED Armed RobberyThis subject is believed to have been involved in a shooting at a baseball park in early February 2012. He was captured on video prior to the shooting. His identity is unknown at this time. In the video he states that he is from the North side of town. He is described as a Black Male approximately 5 to 6, 170 to 200 lbs with shoulder length dreadlocks wearing a gray shirt, black pants and a red belt. 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:Zeareta AndersonOffense: Child Abuse Neglect Name:Michael BrownOffense:Willful Flee/Elude Law Enforcement Officer Name: Darren Edward BodieOffense: Lewd Lascivious Batter victim 12-15 years old Name:Jeanece Burney Offense: Felony DUI 3rd Conviction Name: Elijah Byrd Offense: Domestic Battery Strangle Name: Frankquion Dixon Offense: Robbery w/GunDeadly Weapon