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Florida star
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Florida star news
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v. : ill. ; 58 cm.
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The Florida Star Pub. Co.
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weekly
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"Florida's statewide black weekly."
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Publisher: Eric O. Simpson, Feb. 14, 1981- .

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Whitney Houston was honored last week and her daughter Bobbi-Kristina accepted the award amid tears. Thursday, Whitneys new song from the Sparkle Soundtrack, His Eye is On the SparrowŽ was released. Also today, it was reported that 19-year-old Bobbi Kristina, is under investigation for gambling at the MGM Resort and Casino in Lasss Vegas. Bobbi Kristina went to Las Vegas to accept the Billboard lifetime achievement award on behalf of her late mother and videos from the hotel revealed her at the slot machines. If she was playing, was she told she needed to wait another two years before she could play? There is a national campaign We Say No MoreŽ after the killing of Trayvon Martin and 2.4 million minorites in jail. Florida has a total population of 18,014,927 (100%), White: 14,008,800 (78%); Black: 2,881,052 (16%), Other: 833,548 (5%), Asian: 462,130 (3%), Native American: 135,015 (1%), Hawaiian & Pacific Islander: 19,142 (0%) A poll released Thursday by a Quinnipiac University study, 56 percent of Floridians still support the states controversial Stand Your GroundŽ 78% registered Republicans and 58 % registered Democrats. There is another law regarding guns in Florida the 10-20-Life law, which appeared at one time by many as good until the case of Marissa Alexander received public review. The Florida NAACP and SCLC are bringing these laws forward for the public to see what is being used against all of Florida but appears to be used more, without challenge, in the minority population. In 2003, Justice Anthony Kennedy at the American Bar Association meeting appeared to recognize how these laws were flawed, as he discussed the inadequacies and the injustices in our prisons and correctional systems. Nationwide, he said, more than 40% of the prison population consists of African-American inmates with about 10% in their mid-to-late 20s. Today, according to reports, there are more Black women in prison that white men. The rally in Jacksonville Tuesday morning at 8:00 a.m. sponsored by the NAACP and SCLC will focus on the 10-20-Life law but cannot overlook the Stand Your GroundŽ law. The theme of the event is New Courthouse New Attitude.ŽProsecutorsContinued Page A-6 He is tops with football and his children wanted him to know they felt he could bring home the coveted Mirror Ball trophy since he knew how to bring home the superbowl ring, and he did. Driver and his partner Peta Murgatroyd became the Season 14 Winners of Dancing with the Stars.Ž For Driver, his early childhood was not easy. He was born in Houston, TX and at one point, while his father was in jail, his mother, along with his four siblings, were homeless. While his mother worked at night, he stole cars and dealt drugs but at 14 years of age, he decided to change. When his father was released, he and his brother went to live with his grandmother. After recognizing the sacrifices his mother made by them moving away, he told his brother: Man, Im going to make it. Im going to do something that nobody in this family has done. Im going to make something out of me.Ž He started doing his homework and took on every challenge his coaches gave him. That attitude continues to manifest itself, and the world sees it as this wide receiver for the Green Bay Packers plays football and how he performed on Dancing With the Stars.Ž Congratulations Driver, you are a topŽ example for our youth. Fqpcnf"Ftkxgt."ykhg."Vkpc"cpf"vjtgg"ejknftgp yyy0vjghnqtkfcuvct0eqo Looking for customers to patronize your business or utilize your services? If you answered YES, then you need to place an ad in The Florida Star or Georgia Star! CALL 904/766-8834 to place your ad TODAY!! 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Cant Get to the Store? Have Vjg"Uvct Delivered! Vjg"Hnqtkfc"Uvct R0"Q0"Dqz"6284; Lcemuqpxknng."HN"54425 Vjg"Hnqtkfc"Uvct. Vjg"Igqtikc"Uvct# Korcev"Tcfkq CO3582 *;26+"988/::56 UKPEG"3;73 Fcpekpi"ykvj"vjg"Uvctu"Ykppgt Fqpcnf"Ftkxgt Rtqugewvqtu"Gorqygtgf."Lwfigu. Lwtkgu"cpf"Fghgpug"Cvvqtpg{u Jcpfewhhgf"Wpfgt"32/42/Nkhg"Ncy Warren Buffett, in a recent interview with CNBC, offers one of the best quotes about the debt ceiling: "I could end the deficit in 5 minutes," he told CNBC. "You just pass a law that says that anytime there is a deficit of more than 3% of GDP, all sitting members of Congress are ineligible for re-election. The 26th amendment (granting the right to vote for 18 year-olds) took only 3 months & 8 days to be ratified! Why? Simple! The people demanded it. That was in 1971 before computers, e-mail, cell phones, etc. Of the 27 amendments to the Constitution, seven (7) took one (1) year or less to become the law of the land all because of public pressure. Warren Buffet is asking each addressee to forward this email to a minimum of twenty people on their address list; in turn ask each of those to do likewise. In three days, most people in The United States of America will have the message. This is one idea that really should be passed around. Congressional Reform Act of 2012 1. No Tenure / No Pension. 2. A Congressman/woman collects a salary while in office and receives no pay when they're out of office. 3. Congress (past, present & future) participates in Social Security. 4. All funds in the Congressional retirement fund move to the Social Security system immediately. All future funds flow into the Social Security system, and Congress participates with the American people. It may not be used for any other purpose. 5. Congress can purchase their own retirement plan, just as all Americans do. 6. Congress will no longer vote themselves a pay raise. Congressional pay will rise by the lower of CPI or 3%. 7. Congress loses their current health care system and participates in the same health care system as the American people. 8. Congress must equally abide by all laws they impose on the American people. 9. All contracts with past and present Congressmen/women are void effective 12/1/12. The American people did not make this contract with Congressmen/women. Congress made all these contracts for themselves. Serving in Congress is an honor, not a career. The Founding Fathers envisioned citizen legislators, so ours should serve their term(s), then go home and back to work. If each person contacts a minimum of twenty people then it will only take three days for most people (in the U.S. ) to receive the message. THIS HOW TO FIX CONGRESS. Don't you think it's time? OK Mr. Buffett! Yjkvpg{"Jqwuvqp"ncuv"uqpi"tgngcugf."Fcwijvgt Dqddk/Mtkuvkpc"wpfgt"kpxguvkicvkqp Ogoqtkcn"Fc{"/"4234Tgogodgt"vjg"Fgcf="Tgogodgt"vjg"Wplwuv Hcokn{"vq"Oqxg"htqo"Dtwpuykem"Dgecwug qh"c"Uejqqn"Enqukpi See Page B-3 Ycttgp"Dwhhgvv‘u""Rncp"vq"Gpf"Fghkekv"kp"7"Okpwvgu Ugpcvqt"Cumu"VX"Uvcvkqpu"vq"Rwnn"Hcnug"cpf"Okungcfkpi"Cf U. S. Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL) is asking television stations across Florida to stop the spread of false information about an alleged half-trillion dollar cuts to Medicare in a TV commercial by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The commercial claims seniors will see $500 billion in Medicare cutsŽ because of health-care reform. In the Citizens United case, TV stations have a greater responsibility to protect the public from the spread of false and deceptive information. FactCheck.org examined the ad and PolitiFact reported the ads as false. Eqwpvt{"Nqug"Cp"Cogtkecp"Rkqpggt Harold "Hal" Jackson and wife Debi celebrating Jackson's 65 years of broadcasting at a benefit for the Youth Development Foundation. Radio pioneer Harold "Hal" Jackson, a staple of New York radio, has died. He was 96.. Jackson died Wednesday in a hospital, said Deon Levingston, vice president and general manager at WBLS, a station owned by Inner City Broadcasting, which Jackson co-founded. Paul Heine, senior editor at Inside Radio, a trade publication, said Jackson "was the godfather of black radio." "His longevity and his breaking down the doors, breaking the color barrier, he really made it possible for AfricanAmericans who followed him to work in the medium," Heine said. Jackson had been on the air as recently as a couple of weeks ago, hosting a Sunday show on WBLS. His staff said that his energy was amazing. In 1995, Jackson became the first African-American to be inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame.

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JACKSONVILLE, FL BARTLEY Steve Anthony, died May 18, 2012. BATES, Michael Anthony, died May 16, 2012. BINIG, Elmore, Jr., 68, died May 19, 2012. BOYCE John D., Sr., 52, died May 16, 2012. BRINTLEY, Robert, died May 19, 2012. BROOKINS, Willie Mae Hamilton, died May 15, 2012. BRYANT, Barbara Jean, died May 20, 2012. CALLAHAN Victoria, died May 17, 2012. CANNADAY, Roger Lee, 73, died May 18, 2012. CLARK Raeford, 89, died May 18, 2012. ELDERKIN, Mary Ellen, 89, died May 17, 2012. ELLIS, Hugh, Sr., 80, died May 17, 2012. FIELDS, Bobby, died May 20, 2012. GEDDIS, Dora, died May 16, 2012. GONZALEZ Wilfredo Willie, Sr., 54, died May 17, 2012. GREY, Kayto, died May 20, 2012. GRIFFIN Mark A., died May 17, 2012. GRITZ William Joseph, 77, died May 20, 2012. HALL Carlton Keith, 55, died May 18, 2012. HAYES Herbert, died May 18, 2012. HEIDT Earl, died May 18, 2012. HOOVER Jane, 65, died May 16, 2012. HOME, Annie, died May 18, 2012. JONES Robert L., died May 18, 2012. KINNEY Dollie W., 78, died May 18, 2012. KREMM Bertha, 87, died May 18, 2012. LANGILLE Ruth H., died May 18, 2012. LAPAUGH Vera J., 57, died May 16, 2012. LEMMON, Mary, died May 16, 2012. McCLOUD, Frank J., died May 17, 2012. MORGAN, Emma, died May 19, 2012. MORTON Earl Lamar, Jr., died May 17, 2012. ODOM Joan McGill, 75, died May 21, 2012. PATTERSON Amin, 35, died May 17, 2012. PUCKETT Kenneth, died May 19, 2012. RAINEY, Monterita, died May 19, 2012. RHOME, Stella, 65, died May 17, 2012. RODGERS, Jean, 78, died May 18, 2012. SHUTE, Robert Bob,Ž 80, died May 20, 2012. SMITH Tommy Don, 68, died May 18, 2012. SPEIGHTS, Donald Leroy, 65, died May 21, 2012. STAPLETON Sam, 84, died May 20, 2012. THOMAS, Dura, died May 17, 2012. WHITEHEAD, Moses, Sr., died May 20, 2012. WHITTY, Iris, died May 18, 2012. WILLIAMS Christine, died May 20, 2012.~*~ GEORGIA DEATHS BURTON, Robin G., 56, died May 18, 2012. LEKIN Jim W., died May 18, 2012. OWENS, Lee Ila, 55, died May 14, 2012. WILLIAMS, Lillian Geiger, died May 18, 2012. WOOD Jess John, 55, died May 17, 2012. Historic Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church 201 East Beaver St. (904) 355-9475 Rev. Pearce Edwing, Sr. Sunday Church School . . . . . . . . . 8:30 a.m. Worship Service . . . . . . . . 10:00 a.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 MAY 26, 2012 Tune In To WCGL AM RadioForIMPACT IMPACTTuesday and Thursday from 8:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.AtWCGL1360.comThe Florida Star and Impact Striving To Make A Difference! Clara McLaughlin Leath Host Yvonne Brooks Co-Host CHURCH DEATH NOTICES DEATH NOTICES Central Metropolitan C.M.E. Church4611 North Pearl St., Jacksonville, FL 32206 Ofc (904) 354-7426 Fax (904) 354-0934Rev. Marquise Hardrick, Pastor ~ Worship Service ~Sun Church School 9:30a.m. Sun Morning Worship -10:45 a.m. Tues Eve Bible Study 6:30 p.m. Wed Bible Study 12 Noon Wed Feeding Ministry 2:00 p.m. ANNOUNCEMENTS Lion of the Tribe of Judah Ministries, Inc. PASTOR Dr. Sirretta Williams (Temporary services held) 623 Beechwood St., Jacksonville, FL 32206 Sunday School.......10:00 a.m. ~ Sunday Worship .......11:00 a.m. Every 5th Sunday Friends and Family Day Wednesday Bible Study 7:00 p.m. Direct Phone: 904.866.7047 Office Phone: 904.356.4226 Seeing Beyond The Lifestyle To Save A Life Website: www.lottojm.com Listings are due the Tuesday before the next issue. Email submissions preferred. Send to: Info@TheFloridaStar.com Rev. Marquise & Mrs. Deedra Hardrick Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you; and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.Ž Mathew 28:19-20 C. L. Page Mortuary offers full funeral and cremation services at an affordable price because we care. We are now offering Live Streaming of Funeral and Visitation Services.Ž3031 Moncrief Road Jacksonville, FL 32209Visit us atWWW.CLPAGEMORTUARY.COM Carla L. Page, LFDIC Come join Bishop Dr. Lorenzo Hall Sr.everyWednesday and Thursday from 12:00 Noon to 1:00 PM for Prayer Meeting and Bible Study at The Greater El-Beth-El Divine Holiness Church, located at 723 W. 4th Street, Jacksonville, FL 32209. Ask Us About OurALPHONSO WEST MORTUARY, INC.4409 Soutel Dr. Jacksonville, FL 32208 Tel: (904) 766-9671 Fax: (904) 766-2354 DIRECTORSDeborah West Alphonso West Jacqueline Y. Bartley If there had been a death in your family yesterday, what would you be doing today?FAMILY OWNED AND OPERATED Since 1988Pre-Need ForeThought Funeral Planning ProgramIm sorry to have to tell you this...Ž GREATER MISSIONARY TABERNACLE BAPTIST CHURCH, 5730 Sawyer Ave., Jacksonville, is having REVIVAL NIGHT COME ONE!!! COME ALL!!! June 27 29, 2012. Guest Speakers: Wednesday, June 27th, Rev. Philip Mercer; Thursday, June 28th, Pastor Wallace Wyatt; Friday, June 29th, Sister Sandra Waldrop. Women Shoe Sizing Night (Fund Raising for the Church). Theme: But my God shall supply all your needs according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:19 SAINT PAUL LUTHERAN CHURCH 2730 West Edgewood Ave., Jacksonville, Florida 32209, with Rev. James Wiggins, Jr., Pastor, is have their Midweek Supper and Bible Study at 7: p.m.; Sunday School at 9:30 a.m.; Worship with Holy Communion at 11:a.m. Church Motto: Justified for Sanctification that Matters For more information, call (904)765-4219. www.stpauljacksonville.org REV. WHITESpiritual Healer, Reader & AdvisorTHIS SOUTHERN BORN Spiritualist who brings you the solution to the mysteries of the DEEP SOUTH, seeks to help many thousands of people who have been CROSSED, or HAVE SPELLS. Friends, we urge you to use the spiritualist. If you are suffering with sickness, loss of loved ones, if your hair is falling out or if you cant hold money, loss of nature and been crossed up. Reverend White does what others claim to do. If you have received this ad God has answered your prayers. Read James Chapter 5, then call the Reverend.Call 954-674-2296 The Greater El Beth-el Divine Holiness ChurchThe Church Where Everybody is SomebodyŽ Bishop Dr. Lorenzo Hall, Sr., Overseer/ Pastor May 1, 2012 To: Our Friends We the pastor officers and members of the above name church wish to invite you to worship with us and be our special guest on our Annual Community Awareness and Women Day Celebration May 27th, at 11:00 A.M. and 3:00P.M. A great program has been planned for this occasion. Rev. Beverly Clark from Bethel Institutional Baptist Church will be the speaker for the 11:00 A.M. Service and Attorney Suzanne Bass will be our guest speaker for the 3:00 P.M. service. There will be several civic and political leaders to share with us and inform us about the community. If you have any questions, please contact our pastor Bishop Dr. Lorenzo Hall, Sr. at 904-710-1586 or the church office at 904-374-3940. Dinner will be served after each service. P.S. Those that may need their record sealed / Expunge the Chief Public Defender Mr. Matt Shirk will be present to take your information. Anyone that need mortgage mortification, in foreclosure, someone will be here to help you from Regions Bank. If you need someone to help you with a traffic ticket or DUI ticket, someone will be available. If you need your credit repaired, someone will be present and if you need to make plans for funeral arrangements at a low cost, someone from Carla Page Mortuary will be present. Spread the Word. Dinner will be served after each service. Respectfully yours, Bishop Dr. Lorenzo Hall, Sr. Pastor P. O. Box 3575 Jacksonville Florida 32206 E-mail gospell75@aol.com Phone 904-374-3940 Church Mother InstallationEASTSIDE CHURCH OF GOD On May 13, 2012, Mothers Day, Mother Beatrice Russell was installed as the 5th Church Mother of the Eastside Church of God. Tributes came from Dr. Kenneth Hill, Coordinator of Black Ministtries and Dr. Wallace Sibley, Secretary General of the Church of God International, Cleveland, TN. The Pastor is Bishop Shade J. Herring, Jr.

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PAGE A-4 THESTAR MAY 26, 2012 ENTERTAINMENT Jennifer Lopez Explores Adoptive Motherhood In Latest Role!By Rych McCain, feedbackrych@sbcglobal.net and Facebook Photo by Melissa Moseley, Courtesy of Lionsgate Films In 1985, Heidi Murkoff wrote a book titled What To Expect When Youre ExpectingŽ that became a New York Times bestseller. It was named one of the USA Todays most influential books of the past 25 years and is now the first book in a series that has sold 35 million copies Worldwide. Its no small wonder that a book of that magnitude would end up on the big silver screen as a major feature film. The movie focuses on five couples who are experiencing the roller-coaster nuances of being expected parents in situations that are common in general. It also begs the question that the cast would have to be young, sexy, interesting and exciting. The producers and casting personnel on this project hit the nail on the head by selecting a stellar cast. Amongst those actors leading the film to glory is showbiz vet Jennifer Lopez or JLoŽ as her music fans like to refer to her. In reference to the book, Lopez says, The book is amazing, which is why its so popular. It tells you exactly, week to week, whats happening to you in the moment. I think women, by nature, when were pregnant, are so worried that everythings going to go okay. And here you have this book saying, this is supposed to be happening, dont worry, youre supposed to feel like this. I think the movie does the exact same thing. It reassures you by telling five totally different stories about being pregnant and making you laugh.Ž Lopez plays Holly who is married to Alex (played by Rodrigo Santoro. Having no children allows them the freedom to romp as they please. Lopez notes, Holly and Alex have a lot of fun together. Hes into music and shes into her professional photography. Theyve been married for a while but their relationship has been mostly based on having a good time. There needs to be a transition into growing up, becoming a family and really getting serious about their lives.Ž The only problem is that Holly cant have children. Lopez enjoyed the role because she said, As Holly, I was able to explore the intense pressure that many modern women, who have their own careers and tend to have children later in life, experience with regard to having a family. Holly lives with a tremendous guilt for not being able to do certain things and one of them is the fact that she cant have a baby.Ž In the movie the couple ends up going to Ethiopia to adopt an orphan infant son. Did Lopez arrive at a different view of adoption as a result of her role? She smiles, Its funny, before the movie, I never really thought about adoption at all. Once I had my own baby, I was just so focused on that. It took me a while to have my own. But during the making of the film when I held those two little Ethiopian twins, you fall in love instantly and it really occurred to me. I can see how somebody can do this. How it is so easy to embrace a child who has nothing. Its really a beautiful, selfless act of love. You go OK, I understand these feelings, I get this, I know how this happens.Ž Did the movie mirror any aspects of Lopezs life as a real mother? She laughs, Fist, all you really do care about is not messing up the baby part. I just want them to be OK so that comes first for me and everything else just kind of falls in line after that..Thats kind of my philosophy. So long as thats kind of working in the right way, then I can dedicate whatever time I need to dedicate to my career. I just take it one day at a time. I have a lot of help. I have a lot of great people in my life who help in all those areas at work and at home. I have a great family and all together we do it. It takes a village.Ž

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MAY 26, 2012THE STAR PAGE A-5 With more cargo room, connectivity and 42 MPG1 highway to get you closer to everything you love. CLOSERFar away just got a little(1) EPA ESTIMATES. CHEVROLET IS A REGISTERED TRADEMARK OF GENERAL MOTORS. 2011 GENERAL MOTORS. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. The Chevrolet Cruze Eco. Chevy Runs Deep.

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PAGE A-6THE STAR MAY 26, 2012 Iwnncj"Iggejgg"Rncpu Uejgfwngf"hqt"Tgxkgy The Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor Commission will preview its developing management plan next week in Mt. Pleasant, S.C. The Gullah Geechee Corridor is the only National Heritage Area that is designed to focus on a distinct African American population. It was established in 2006 by federal legislation for South Carolina, Georgia, North Carolina and Florida. A 30-day review of the plan will begin in July: www.gullahgeecheecorridor.org. Ygung{"Dtqyp."Hktuv Chtkecp"Cogtkecp"Vq Itcfwcvg"Htqo"Pcxcn Cecfgo{."Fkgu"Cv":7" Retired Lt. Cmdr. Wesley Brown, the first African-American to graduate from the U.S. Naval Academy, has died, the Academy said. He was 85. The Capital of Annapolis reported that Brown died Tuesday. An Academy spokesman did not know where Brown died and a cause of death was not immediately known Wednesday. Brown, a 1949 graduate, was appointed to the Academy in 1945. He was the sixth black admitted but the first to earn a degree. He retired from civilian employment at Howard University in 1988. Prosecutors-Continued from A-1 What really bothered many was the fact that Marissa had already spent time in the hospital because of the abuse she had suffered. Those who have been abused understands the fear she must have had. Now that she has been sentenced to 20 years for firing a shot in the direction of her abusive husband, many feels the judge should have had some space for her sentencing. The prosecutors asked that she be convicted of three counts of aggravated assault because her husband had his two sons with him in the home. However, the judge said, despite the circumstances and the many protestors, he had no option under Florida law to give her a lesser sentence. Isaiah Rumlin and Rev. R. L. Gundy said after the sentencing that this is very frustrating and therefore formed a protest to change this law. This present criminal system is responsible for the increase in prison terms. The present policy such as the 10-20-Life law, As stated in Justices speech, it is a grave mistake to retain a policy just because a court finds it constitutional. This policy gives the decision to an assistant prosecutor not trained in the exercise of discretion and takes discretion from the trial judge. The trial judge is the one actor in the system most experienced with exercising discretion in a transparent, open and reasoned way. Most of the sentencing discretion should be with the judge, not the prosecutors. Floridas legislative branch has the obligation to determine whether a policy is wise. A court decision does not excuse the political branches or the public from the responsibility for unjust laws, said Justice Anthony Kennedy. With that, Floridians must joining hands with the NAACP and the SCLC to get with this legislative branch to correct the obvious errors in this law. You can help. Write your state representatives and senators.

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PAGE A-6 THE STAR MAY 26, 2012 Iwnncj"Iggejgg"Rncpu Uejgfwngf"hqt"Tgxkgy The Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor Commission will preview its developing management plan next week in Mt. Pleasant, S.C. The Gullah Geechee Corridor is the only National Heritage Area that is designed to focus on a distinct African American population. It was established in 2006 by federal legislation for South Carolina, Georgia, North Carolina and Florida. A 30-day review of the plan will begin in July: www.gullahgeecheecorridor.org. Ygung{"Dtqyp."Hktuv Chtkecp"Cogtkecp"Vq Itcfwcvg"Htqo"Pcxcn Cecfgo{."Fkgu"Cv":7" Retired Lt. Cmdr. Wesley Brown, the first African-American to graduate from the U.S. Naval Academy, has died, the Academy said. He was 85. The Capital of Annapolis reported that Brown died Tuesday. An Academy spokesman did not know where Brown died and a cause of death was not immediately known Wednesday. Brown, a 1949 graduate, was appointed to the Academy in 1945. He was the sixth black admitted but the first to earn a degree. He retired from civilian employment at Howard University in 1988. Prosecutors-Continued from A-1 What really bothered many was the fact that Marissa had already spent time in the hospital because of the abuse she had suffered. Those who have been abused understands the fear she must have had. Now that she has been sentenced to 20 years for firing a shot in the direction of her abusive husband, many feels the judge should have had some space for her sentencing. The prosecutors asked that she be convicted of three counts of aggravated assault because her husband had his two sons with him in the home. However, the judge said, despite the circumstances and the many protestors, he had no option under Florida law to give her a lesser sentence. Isaiah Rumlin and Rev. R. L. Gundy said after the sentencing that this is very frustrating and therefore formed a protest to change this law. This present criminal system is responsible for the increase in prison terms. The present policy such as the 10-20-Life law, As stated in Justices speech, it is a grave mistake to retain a policy just because a court finds it constitutional. This policy gives the decision to an assistant prosecutor not trained in the exercise of discretion and takes discretion from the trial judge. The trial judge is the one actor in the system most experienced with exercising discretion in a transparent, open and reasoned way. Most of the sentencing discretion should be with the judge, not the prosecutors. Floridas legislative branch has the obligation to determine whether a policy is wise. A court decision does not excuse the political branches or the public from the responsibility for unjust laws, said Justice Anthony Kennedy. With that, Floridians must join hands with the NAACP and the SCLC to get with this legislative branch to correct the obvious errors in this law. You can help. Write your state representatives and senators.

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By ARTHIANIXON Caribbean News Editor BAHAMAS: Inclement weather couldnt keep the crowds away for the opening of Bahamian Parliament. While the focus of the ceremony held in historic Rawson Square, downtown Nassau was the business of government in the country, spectator anticipation was immense waiting to see what stops were pulled for what many consider the ultimate fashion showdown. In all the pomp and pageantry expected of a former British colony, the hats of the ladies of Parliament took center stage. First Lady Bernadette Christie and new Deputy First Lady Ann Marie Davis did not disappoint fashionistas in their one of a kind designs. MAY 26, 2012 THESTAR PAGEA-7 Bahamas Parliament Officially Opens In Style Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon. Perry Gladstone Christie, escorts his wife, Bernadette, to the House of Assembly, during the Opening of Parliament, Wednesday, May 23, 2012 in Parliament Square. Inclement weather did not dampen the pomp and pageantry of the Opening of Parliament. (BIS Photo/Derek Smith) Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Works and Urban Development, the Hon. Philip BraveŽ Davis, walks hand-inhand with his wife Ann-Marie during the Opening of Parliament, Wednesday (May 23, 2012). Mrs. Davis hat drew oohs and aahs from the large crowd on hand for the Opening despite the inclement weather.(BIS Photo/Derek Smith) Last week, Sharon Wilson was sworn in as the President of the Senate. Here, she heads the procession, followed by Senate Vice-President Joseph Curry and other Senate Members. (BIS Photo/Patrick Hanna) Caribbean Queen of Controversy Rihanna Continues To Offend Islanders By Posting Topless Photos From New Music Video By ARTHIANIXON Caribbean News Editor BARBADOS: Despite being named in TIMEMagazines 100 Most Influential, making Forbes coveted list, making her acting debut in the box office hit Battleship, and appearing this week on American Idol, Rihanna is still a touchy subject in the Caribbean. The singer is getting flack for posting photos from her new music video, Where Have You Been?Ž. While she was wearing body paint as a part of her transformation to turn into a crocodile, many still consider her topless and says she is not a good influence. New Haitian Prime Minister Vows To End Misery And Instability New Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe is determined to end Haitis instability and break the cycle of misery. But Lamothe, 39, is a political novice who officially took over the countrys second hardest job on Wednesday when he and his 21-member government were swornin. I have the ambition of working and being the prime minister that takes care of the peoples needs, Lamothe, a close friend and former business associate of President Michel Martelly, said. In Haitiƒyou have to focus on tomorrow, and make sure tomorrow is better than today.Ž That work begins immediately, according to Lamothe, who announced a massive street clean-up, road improvements and increased security measures. The makeover will be combined with several new reforms he plans to send to parliament, he added. We have four years to develop this country,Ž said the new prime minister, a techsavvy decision-maker who never goes anywhere without his Ipad. We have to get moving.Ž The swearing-in marked a beginning for Lamothe and Martelly, who concluded the first year of his five-year presidential term on Monday. With parliament and Martelly at odds, many hope this fresh startŽ is what disaster-ravaged Haiti needs to rebuild. Until now, the political bickering has delayed reconstruction and political progress. Lamothe was Martellys fourth pick, and the second prime minister to be ratified by parliament in six months. Former Prime Minister Garry Conille resigned after only four months amid friction with Martelly. In the nearly three months leading up to his ratification, Lamothe has reached out across the political divide, courting politicians and members of the formal business community. He preaches inclusion and breaking the political gridlock. We dont have any other choice,Ž Lamothe told the media. It is the same fight. Its the fight to reduce inequalities, its the fight to bring better living conditions to the most vulnerable and its a fight to bring the country out of this cycle of misery and instability that has plagued it for so long.Ž Long the contact in Martellys inner-circle for some foreign diplomats, Lamothe is viewed as a delivererŽ and determined doerŽ who offers sage advice to the president although he doesnt always follow the advice, according to insiders. While acknowledging that he may not be the best qualified politically for the job, the international community says hes the last chance for Martelly to make progress

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PAGE A-8THE STAR MAY 12, 2012 OPEN MEMORIAL DAYPublix will be open regular hours on Memorial Day, Monday, May 28, 2012.

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MAY 26, 2012 THESTAR JacksonvillesLOCAL NEWS FLORIDA SECTION B More Than 10,000 Attend Job Fair It is estimated that more than 10,000 attended the Corrine Brown Job Fair Monday in Jacksonville. Those in attendance were from Florida and Georgia, even though Ms. Brown represents a Florida district. When Brunswick, Georgia residents were asked what brought them to Jacksonville, their response was, "We don't have a Congressman Brown to represent us. Corrine delivers." There were over 200 businesses and organizations looking to hire. The Florida/Georgia Star received approximately 400 applications and confirmed they are ready to hire, right now. Mayor Alvin Brown, Florida's State Senator Audrey Gibson, State Representatives Mia Jones, were also present as they encouraged the job seekers. PHOTOS:Frank M Powell III Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown and Congressman Corrine Brown Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown and Florida/Georgia Star Publisher Clara McLaughlin Congressman Corrine Brown and Florida/Georgia Star Publisher Clara McLaughlin

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(StatePoint) If youre unemployed, underemployed, or unhappy with your job, youre not alone. Not only is the economy still in recovery mode, but according to The Conference Board, job unhappiness among American workers is at the highest level it has been in over 20 years of research. Thats why an increasing number of people are turning their hobbies and passions into a viable business. But how does one get started on such a venture? Its all about building an online business around your interests and the lifestyle you want to enjoy in order to establish yourself as an expert in your field,Ž says Scott Fox, an online entrepreneur and author of the new book Click Millionaires: Work Less, Live More with an Internet Business You Love.Ž Fox believes this isnt as hard as it sounds. He is offering some practical tips on how to turn your weekend pastime into a full-time money-making operation: € Dont over-think your new business. Take action instead! € Identify a niche industry, interest or community where you have expertise and interest. € Brainstorm and buy a domain name that includes keywords important to your niche, is easy to spell, and is memorable. € Set up a blog and post to it often. Many blog publishing platforms are free to use, such as Weebly.com, Blogger.com and Wordpress.com. But be sure to have your own domain name as it will appear more professional. € Keep up-to-date on information pertaining to your industry. Use Google Alerts,Ž a free service, to receive email alerts on news searches pertaining to your selected interests. € Network with the top 20 professionals in your industry or target community via email, Facebook, Google+, or relevant community forums. Leave comments and questions on your contacts blogs and invite them to read and submit to your blog. € Build your brand and direct traffic to your blog, site and Facebook page by soliciting comments and feedback from your audience. € Keep at it. The best way to show up in search engine results is to consistently publish. For more tips on turning your area of expertise into a full-time career, visit www.ClickMillionaires.com. Leave the days of being an employee behind you and take control of your career by doing something you love. There is no professional path more rewarding. How To Turn Your Hobby Into A CareerPAGE B 2THE STAR MAY 26, 2012 *****/Community Activities GENERATION NEXT YOUTH TALENT COMPETITION, The Jacksonville Landing, on Saturday May 26, 2012, at 2 Independent Dr. W., Jacksonville, FL 32202. For more information contact 904.353.1188. U.S. MEN'S NATIONAL SOCCER TEAM VS. SCOTLAND, on Saturday, May 26, 2012, at EverBank Field, 1 Everbank Field Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Call 904.633.6100 for additional information. Christian Congregation of Jehovahs Witnesses, at theVeterans Memorial Arena, on Sunday May 27, 2012, at 300 A. Philip Randolph Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32202. For more information contact 904.630.3900 JACKSONVILLE JAZZ FESTIVAL AFTER PARTY Mark's Downtown Club/Lounge, on Sunday May 27, 2012, at 315 East Bay Street, Suite 101, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Contact 904.355.5099 for additional information. X 102.9 ROCK ON THE RIVER III, Monday May 28, 2012, The Jacksonville Landing, 2 Independent Dr. W., Jacksonville, FL 32202. For more information call 904.353.1188. MEMORIAL DAY CEREMONY TO BE HELD AT THE NATIONAL CEMETERY IN ST. AUGUSTINE, FL. St. Johns County's annual Memorial Day ceremony May 28, 2012, at 9 a.m. at the St. Augustine National Cemetery, 104 Marine St. FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:Public Affairs Office, Phone: (904) 823-0166 K.D. Lang and The Siss Boom Bang, on Tuesday, May 29, 2012, at the Florida Theatre, 128 E. Forsyth Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. For more information call 904.355.2787. Voice of the People: Audio guide showcase and reception on Thursday May 31, 2012 atMOCA Jacksonville, 333 N. Laura Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Call 904.366.6911 for all information. AMATEUR NIGHT, Ritz Theatre and Museum, on Friday, June 1, 2012, 829 N. Davis Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Please call 904.632.5555 for additional information. BOBBY COLLINS thisFriday, June 1, 2012, at Times Union Center for Performing Arts, 300 W. Water Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Contact 904.633.6110 for more information. ETA PHI BETA SORORITY INC. FOUNDERS DAY LUNCHEON, Celebrating 70th Year Nationally 50th Year Locally, on June 2, 2012 At 11:30 Crowne Plaza Riverfront. For Information and/or Tickets contact 904-304-4779 or 904-713-8118. The Raines Class of 1973 invites everyone to come out and celebrate its Summer Kick Off Gala fundraiser : June 23, 2012, from 7-Midnight, at Carls Main Street, Southern/Soul Restaurant, 1748 North Main Street (the corner of 8th & Main), (904) 598-1255. For more information contact Vice Chair Gail Hammond Haines at 725-2157 or Treasurer Katrina Spencer at 768-4823. (StatePoint) New technology in your home can sometimes leave you feeling overwhelmed by gizmos and gadgets. But if you choose your technology wisely, you can simplify your domestic life rather than clutter your living space with products you dont use. Here are three simple ways technology can help you streamline your home: Control Atmosphere The ability to control your environment is vital to ones comfort level. You may already have a programmable thermostat, but did you know that the latest models come with Wi-Fi, allowing you to control your homes climate from your mobile device? Not only that, modern thermostat models are so smart, they learn your living patterns and set a schedule for you accordingly. Improve Communication Everyone is quick to jump at the latest mobile devices when they become available, but when was the last time you updated your landline telephone? New developments in landline technology are making your home phone easier and more convenient to use. Consider swapping out your older telephone in favor of a modern device with high functionality. For example, Panasonics new Link2Cell models allow you to make and receive cell phone calls using your cordless telephone system via Bluetooth technology -whether or not you have landline service. You can even transfer contacts from your mobile phone to the Panasonic cordless handset so you can easily dial your stored numbers. Synching a mobile phone with your landline allows you to place your cell anywhere in the house that provides the best reception and still roam freely on your landlines cordless handset. Youll also have far better sound quality and peace of mind knowing you wont miss an important call. Outsource Chores Getting your family to help out around the house isnt much fun when it means verbal nagging. But online chore charts can help parents motivate their kids to take responsibility. Completed chores are tracked digitally, and you can connect tasks to allowance and rewards -providing clear incentives through a familiar, palatable medium. There are many options out there, so find the one that works best for you and your family. For a streamlined, comfortable household, incorporate new technologies into your home life strategically and watch your life get easier. Three Ways New Technology Can Make Your Home Life Easier Announcements, meetings, happenings, and community events scheduled in Jacksonville and the surrounding area Help Improve Dad's Health This Fathers Day (StatePoint) Though your dad may be a superhero to you, he is not immune to common health problems that affect men. And as your father ages, his risk for certain life-threatening diseases increases. But you can be his superhero this Fathers Day by helping him form habits that promote good health and longevity. Here are some healthy ways to celebrate Dad this Fathers Day: Go Fishing: Stress is harmful to both mental and physical health, so get some fresh air and a sense of relaxation with a day on the water. Evidence from several studies suggests that incorporating fish into ones diet can help protect against prostate cancer because they contain "good fat," particularly omega-3 fatty acids. Barbecue: If a barbecue is your annual tradition, dont fret. That fish you catch will go perfectly on the grill with a side of vegetables. Tomatoes and cruciferous vegetables like broccoli are a great choice. And if you cant forgo the beef, dont char. Charred meats can contain cancer-causing carcinogens that lodge in the prostate. Also skip the trans fatty acids found in margarine and give your meal a flavor boost with olive oil instead. Move: Play golf, play tennis, or simply walk off your meal together. Obesity increases a mans risk of heart disease, aggressive forms of prostate cancer, diabetes, stroke and hypertension, amongst other dangerous health problems, so make maintaining a healthy weight a priority for both you and Dad. Checkup: Prostate cancer affects one in six men, with more than 16 million men affected by the disease globally, and two million affected in the U.S. alone. Early diagnosis can improve ones prognosis, so encourage your father to schedule an appointment for a screening as soon as possible. Broader awareness and understanding for this disease are crucial for saving lives. Get Involved: You and Dad can support mens health while enjoying baseball, by donating money to support finding better treatments for prostate cancer. Each year, during a special Home Run Challenge,Ž Major League Baseball and the Prostate Cancer Foundation encourage baseball fans to make a financial pledge for every home run hit during select games June 7-17 at www.homerunchallenge.org. More healthy living tips, a free nutrition guide, and nutritious recipes can be found at www.pcf.org/nutrition. If you really want to show Dad how much you care this Fathers Day, consider forgoing a gluttonous meal and spend the day promoting healthy habits instead.

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THESTAR LOCAL GEORGIASECTION B Williams Family To Leave Brnswick After School Board Refuses To Appeal Decision Of RECAs ClosureMAY 26, 2012 By ARTHIANIXON Florida/Georgia Star 16 year-old Davia Willams and her younger sister Tamia have been raised with the knowledge that education is the key to success. While in Haiti on a mission with the United Nations Police, their father DJ would tell anyone who would listen that his princesses were on par with some college students. He attributed their prodigious talents to the education they were receiving at Risley Early College Academy. Venus and Serena may be the Williams Sisters known in the world of tennis, but when it came to academics in the small seaside town of Brunswick, Georgia, smack in the middle of Jacksonville and Savannah, Davia and Tamia are the Williams sisters of academics. Imagine DJ surprise when his wife Tamala called him to let him know that the school, which is over 90% black and paving the way to open doors into his childrens careers, was closing down. We could have avoided this entire situation with the schools closure had we known about it in advance, said Mr. Williams. The night the school board was voting to keep the school open, the parents were sitting up watching their children participate in a Black History recital at the school. Had we the parents known that our childrens school and education was in jeopardy we would have been to that school board meeting instead of sitting watching to see who would play Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on stage. The Williams family was just one in a group many who found it necessary to express their outrage with the decision amicably. The parents however found out that the decision to close the school was based on finances. Since 2007, theyve been fighting. Sadly, their fighting seems to have been in vain. The Star obtained a letter written by Supt. Howard S. Mann to parents earlier this year stating: The recommendation that I made to the Glynn County Board of Education to close Risley Early College Education Academy was one of the most difficult that I have ever had to make as superintendent. He further stated that closing RECA was based solely on the districts financial position, which has been impacted severely and negatively by several factors including a local tax digest that continues to decline dramatically, legislation that has reduced local funding for education by nearly $12 million over the past three years, and state budget cuts that began in 2003 and continue with no end in sight. Mr. and Mrs. Williams wrote Mr. Mann in May asking him to reverse the decision. They expressed how much they strongly disagreed with the school closing. They received a reply from Mr. Mann which read: There is not an appeal process; however, the Board of Education is a functional governmental organization with the responsibility of providing free and appropriate educational training to all students. Mr. Mann further stated: The services at RECA were duplicated services that we can no longer afford. Please be assured that your children will continue to receive the same services that they received in the past. The only difference will be their location. A father who spoke with our newspaper but asked not to be named said that the days of sit-ins are for a generation past. Weve done the marches, weve allowed our kids to stage a walk-out and it doesnt seem to make a difference, he said. One minute we hear the school is getting a multi-million dollar renovation and the next year we hear its closing. Why do the upgrades if there is going to be no school? What are they doing? Are they closing the school so that they can use the building? This is an outrage and instead of sitting quietly, we need to come together as a group and use the media and the power that it holds. The Star is a paper that represents us and the students in the school. We might have lost the battle but it might not be too late to win the war. Last week the fight seemingly came to a tear jerking end as the school held its annual commencement ceremonies. Davia, who has the highest GPA in the school, will not have the opportunity to graduate from the school which has made such an impact on her life. In fact, the schools first graduating class would have been next year. Tamia, also crossed the stage to receive her final awards with the RECAlogo. Now, the remaining students will be scattered at schools in Brunwick which their family feels is not up to par academically. The Williams however have decided to leave everything behind in Brunswick and head south to Jacksonville to facilitate their daughters acceptance into a medical program. My family is safe, says Mr. Williams. Yes, we have to find housing and everything but no sacrifice to great when it comes to kids. We have to uproot. But in the meantime we have a responsibility to the others who are looking for educational option. As it stands today, right now, I have to fight for the others. HONORS DAY:Tamala and D.J. Williams are making major sacrifice by moving their daughters Davia and Tamia to Jacksonville now that RECAis closing. The Williams family has gone directly to the top to fight to keep their childrens school from shutting down. They are just one family affected in the schools closure. Many may see today as a sad day with the announcement that R.E.C.A may close, but I remain optimistic because I believe in a God who is still on the throne. Davia Williams, age 16. RECA Top Scholar Future doctor Davia Williams had the top GPA at RECAis closing. She insipred students and staff through spoken word during her speach.

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MAY 26, 2012 THESTAR Jaguars Make $1 Million Commitment To VeteransPAGEB-4 The Jacksonville Jaguars have made a $1 million financial commitment and will take a leadership role in supporting aid efforts for military veterans in assimilating back into the community when they return from service. Through the development of a Veterans Guidance Center, these veterans will have access to critical resources for skills development, job transition counseling, and assistance transitioning into housing. In my short time in Jacksonville I have seen the impact and the importance of the military here in this community,Ž Jaguars owner Shahid Khan said. Were honored to be able to help support and assist members of the military upon their return. We owe them a debt of gratitude for their loyal and selfless service to protect us and our freedoms, and we hope this commitment will benefit many veterans in their pursuit of training, jobs, housing and quality of life with their families.Ž The announcement was made by Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown this morning at an invitation-only event at the Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts that included President Bill Clinton. Mayor Brown hosted the event, which was focused on jobs and the economy RENDRICK TAYLOR EARNS SPALDING HIGHLIGHT OF THE WEEK JACKSONVILLE … The Arena Football League announced Tuesday that Jacksonville Sharks fullback Rendrick Taylor has earned the Spalding Highlight of the Week award for Week 11 of the 2012 season. Taylor is being honored for his 31-yard touchdown run in Jacksonvilles 55-19 win over the Iowa Barnstormers on Saturday night. The Sharks led the Barnstormers by a 13-0 score heading into the second quarter. On the first play of the second, Taylor took a pitch from quarterback Bernard Morris, beat the Barnstormer defenders to the edge and turned upfield, powering through one would-be tackler as he raced to the end zone. Taylors 31-yard burst put Jacksonville ahead by three scores and helped build a lead that would eventually grow to 31-0. Taylor also made Shark history on Saturday, becoming the first player in team history to rush for 50 or more yards in a single game. He finished with seven carries for 50 yards and that touchdown, breaking Morris previous franchise record of 42 yards, set on July 24, 2010 against the Bossier-Shreveport Battle Wings. This season, Taylor has rushed for 65 yards and three touchdowns on 14 carries and stands as the teams second-leading rusher, trailing Morris by four yards and Jamarko Simmons by one touchdown for the team lead in each category. Before turning pro, the 25-year-old Taylor played at Clemson University, where he actually began his Tiger career as a wide receiver before switching to fullback following a redshirt season. Taylor spent time on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers practice squad during the 2010 season and also suited up for the United Football Leagues Omaha Nighthawks in that same year. Taylor is a native of Clio, SC. Taylor becomes the fifth weekly award winner for the Sharks in 2012. Wide receiver Terrance Smith was named AFL Playmaker of the Week for both Week 4 and Week 6 and later earned the Spalding Highlight of the Week honor for Week 7, while lineman Jason Holman was selected as the JLS Ironman of the Week for Week 8. JACKSONVILLE, Fla. The Pensacola Blue Wahoos used strong starting pitching from Tim Crabbe, and a three-run home run from Yordanys Perez to top the Jacksonville Suns 4-1 on Monday afternoon at the Baseball Grounds. Omar Poveda kept the Pensacola bats silent until the sixth, when he lost his control and walked center fielder Ryan LaMarre on four pitches to lead off the inning. LaMarre's 12 stolen bases are third-most in the league, and with Poveda trying to limit his lead from first base, he threw the ball away allowing LaMarre to advance to second on the throwing error. On the next pitch, Didi Gregorius drove in the first run of the day with a single up the middle, with LaMarre scoring from second base to g ive Pensacola a 1-0 lead. The Blue Wahoos increased their lead in the eighth inning against Suns reliever Corey Madden. With one out, Brodie Green and Joel Guzman each singled. They weren't on base for long, when Yordanys Perez turned on an 0-2 pitch and hit his second home run of the season to increase Pensacola's lead to 4-0. Guzman hit safely in every game in the series going 8-for-21 wi th 6 RBI. Perez finished the day 3-for-4 with two singles and the three-run home run. He tied his career highs for hits and RBI in a single game. Pensacola has smashed 15 home runs in the month of May, after hitting just 11 in the first month of the season. Suns second baseman Jeff Dominguez hit a solo home run to right field off of reliever Justin Freeman to account for Jacksonville's only run. His second homer of the season, and first since the opening series of the year, when he hit a three-ru n home run against Huntsville. The Suns have now hit a home run in seven of the last nine games. The win gave the Blue Wahoos their first road series victory of the season, while the Suns have now lost their last three series. Pensacola is one game below .500 with a record of 22-23 and have moved past the Suns in the standings, with Jacksonvill e falling to 21-24. The Suns are 9-16 at the Baseball Grounds, and haven't won more than two straight home games this season. Omar Poveda suffered the loss even though he allowed just three hits and only one run in six innings of work. Poveda is now 3-2 on the season. He struck out six and walked three batters. Zach Neal and A.J. Ramos each pitched an inning of scoreless ball. Corey Madden allowed three hits and three runs in the Pensacola half of the eighth. Tim Crabbe pitched six scoreless innings and gave up just two hits to even his record at 2-2, with both of his wins this season coming on the road. The only hits he allowed in the game were singles by Ryan Patterson and Donnie Webb. In his last three starts, Crabbe has allowed just ten hits and one earned run over 18 innings. He earned his first win in nearly a month, w ith his last victory on April 23rd at Montgomery. Last season leadoff hitters batted just .167 against Crabbe, and the Suns had the ir leadoff hitter reach base only once in the game against him. The Blue Wahoos once again relied on the bullpen, using four relievers on Monday. Curtis Partch, Justin Freeman, and Donnie Joseph each pitched an inning holding the Suns to just one run. Donnie Joseph tossed the ninth inning to record his Southern League leading tenth save of the season. Joseph earned the save in all three of the Blue Wahoos wins in the series. The Suns dropped to 4-22 when allowing their opponent to score the first run. The first run has been key for the Wahoos as well, with 19 of their 22 wins coming when they cross the plate first. In the final three game's of the series, the Blue Wah oos built leads of 6-0, 3-0, and 4-0. In the last four games of the series, the Suns had just six hits combined in the first five i nnings of play and scored a total of three runs against Blue Wahoos starters. Wahoos Win Finale 4-1 Over Suns Orlando Magic CEO Alex Martins announced that Stan Van Gundy has been relieved of his duties as head coach. In addition President of Basketball Operations and General Manager Otis Smith (pictured) and the organization have mutually agreed to part ways. "On behalf of the DeVos Family, we sincerely appreciate and thank Otis and Stan for all that they have done on and off the floor for the Orlando Magic,Ž said Martins. "These are the days you dread in this business, but we feel it's time for new leadership and new voices. "They both brought die-hard dedication and an unmatched work ethic on a daily basis,Ž added Martins. Their success is well documented, as the Orlando Magic has had the fourth best record in the NBA over the last five years, and entering the playoffs this year the third most playoff wins over that period of time. The disappointment of getting eliminated in the first round of the playoffs these past two seasons played a primary role in our decision, as we feel our momentum towards winning a championship has paused. We wish Otis and Stan all the best and we look forward to taking the next step towards winning that championship." Orlando Magic Part Ways with Stan and Otis

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One Year of AccomplishmentsDear Fellow Citizens: This past weekend marked the one year anniversary of my becoming Jacksonvilles Mayor-elect. On May 19, 2011, I stood on the steps of City Hall with Mayor John Peyton and accepted the enormous honor and privilege that Jacksonville citizens had bestowed upon me. Shortly after my election, we assembled one of the most diverse and accomplished transition teams in our citys history. The transition teams hard work laid the foundation for our administration. I took office on July 1. Exactly two weeks later, we presented our first budget to the City Council. Working with the Council, we closed a nearly $60 million budget deficit without increasing taxes or fees or dipping into city reserves. We later enacted the first major reform of city government in two decades, streamlining operations so that the City of Jacksonville can operate more effectively and efficiently. We elevated the Office of Military Affairs, Veterans and Disabled Services to a Cabinet post, appointed a retired two star admiral to head the office, and announced new initiatives to support our brave military personnel and veterans. We have worked closely with the business community to generate jobs and economic activity. This partnerships successes have included companies like Bi-Lo/Winn-Dixie, Web.com, and Medtronics establishing or expanding their operations here. They have included the $10 million grant that we helped JAXPORT secure to make our port facilities more competitive. They include Mayor Browns Business Builder initiative, which helps small businesses find the tools they need to grow and prosper. They include EverBank deciding to move 1,500 jobs to Downtown Jacksonville. We have also worked to be innovative in these fiscally challenging times. I appointed the citys first ever education commissioner, an executive on loan who works for $1 per year. Through our efforts, we have raised private support for JROTC, created the Mayors Mentors Program, and this summer will give high school students an on campus college experience through our Learn to Earn initiative. We also created the citys first Office of Public Private Partnerships to build relationships and develop funding sources to support priorities like efficient government, economic development, downtown revitalization, education and parks. That office, which is also led by an executive on loan who works for $1 per year, has already paid dividends. Earlier this month, at an economic summit with President Bill Clinton, we announced more than $5 million in commitments from private partners for city priorities. In the six weeks remaining before my first year in office ends, we will build on those successes by working with the City Council to modernize the process for bringing high-wage jobs to Jacksonville and increase the focus on Downtown as a prime location for economic development. We will enhance our quality of life by launching an effort to turn one of the largest urban park systems into one of the best. Thank you again for the opportunity you gave me a year ago. I appreciate all you do to make our city a great place to live. Working together, we will take Jacksonville to the next level. Sincerely, Alvin Brown Mayor PAGE B-6 THESTAR MAY 26, 2012 From the Mayors Desk... OWNER/PUBLISHER CLARA McLAUGHLIN LEATH MANAGEMENT LONZIE LEATH, RINETTA M. FEFIE SALES & MARKETING DAN EVANS OFFICE/ACCOUNTS MANAGER SHIQUITA WILSON LAYOUT EDITOR MAY E. 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MAY 26, 2012THE STARPR 1 Sandy Neal Photojournalist The Aloft Hotel Hosted The 5thAnnual Erics Life, White Attire Benefit Party, an Angels Call.Ž Eric is the brother of Roderick Borisade (Odd Rod), a local Poet. Eric passed away at the age of sixteen due to brain cancer. Eric was also a twin to a sister, Erica. Roderick (Odd Rod) has beaten the odds. Roderick and Erica were raised by their aunt Tina Harvey. They could not go to their grandmother Lessie and grandfather John Harvey because of their age and retirement status, they are both deceased now. At the time, Tina Harvey had two kids of her own she made the ultimate sacrifice and raised Roderick and his siblings. Rodericks mother had been on drugs for the most part of his life until about five or six years ago, she has been clean. Roderick grew up in the 45thand Moncrief area here in Jacksonville, Florida. Roderick (Odd Rod) realized at an early age that education was going to be his way out of a bad situation. He met a philanthropist, a woman by the name of Delores Kesler when he attended Raines High School, whom he says changed his life. She paid for a full scholarship for him to attend The University of North Florida where he attained a Bachelors degree in Multi-media. Delores Kesler encouraged him to pay it forward and Roderick did. He gave a family five hundred dollars that he did not know that hed heard about in the news whose son was dying of cancer, but after doing that he said, It felt good,Ž since then he has given money to Brooks Rehabilitation and Hope Havens Childrens Clinic and Family Center. This year the money from the Benefit will go to Erics Life Inc. and a thousand dollars will go to River Region Human Services in Jacksonville, Florida. River Region works with people with many different addictions, Aids patients, Rehab and counseling to help patients get back on their feet and become productive members of society. Entertainment for the event was Poet Ali (Miami) of Black on Black Rhyme from Tallahassee, Levi Stephens from an R & B Singer/ Songwriter from the Washington D.C. area, Special Formula, a local Jacksonville Band and D.J. Byrd (a Crown Capitol/ Point Blank DJ) was the official DJ for the party. Rodericks stage name for when he is doing his poetry is, Odd RodŽ he says he calls himself that because he beat the odds and he credits Delores Kesler, his Aunt Tina as well as a few others that have helped him along the way, but most of all Education because it has changed his economic situation. Roderick has also written a childrens book titled, Buddy and BirdŽ which he self-published. His poem, Plus SizeŽ is on ITunes, it is about his life with a drug addicted mother and his and her struggles. www.facebook.com/oddrod The 5thAnnual Erics Life, White Attire Benefit Party, an Angels Call Photo by Tarah Fagan Photo by Terrence Tyson

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MAY 26, 2012 THE STARPR 2 HEALTH Help Improve Dads Health This Fathers Day(StatePoint) Though your dad may be a superhero to you, he is not immune to common health problems that affect men. And as your father ages, his risk for certain life-threatening diseases increases. But you can be his superhero this Fathers Day by helping him form habits that promote good health and longevity. Here are some healthy ways to celebrate Dad this Fathers Day: Go Fishing: Stress is harmful to both mental and physical health, so get some fresh air and a sense of relaxation with a day on the water. Evidence from several studies suggests that incorporating fish into ones diet can help protect against prostate cancer because they contain good fat,Ž particularly omega-3 fatty acids. Barbecue: If a barbecue is your annual tradition, dont fret. That fish you catch will go perfectly on the grill with a side of vegetables. Tomatoes and cruciferous vegetables like broccoli are a great choice. And if you cant forgo the beef, dont char. Charred meats can contain cancer-causing carcinogens that lodge in the prostate. Also skip the trans fatty acids found in margarine and give your meal a flavor boost with olive oil instead. Move: Play golf, play tennis, or simply walk off your meal together. Obesity increases a mans risk of heart disease, aggressive forms of prostate cancer, diabetes, stroke and hypertension, amongst other dangerous health problems, so make maintaining a healthy weight a priority for both you and Dad. Checkup: Prostate cancer affects one in six men, with more than 16 million men affected by the disease globally, and two million affected in the U.S. alone. Early diagnosis can improve ones prognosis, so encourage your father to schedule an appointment for a screening as soon as possible. Broader awareness and understanding for this disease are crucial for saving lives. Get Involved: You and Dad can support mens health while enjoying baseball, by donating money to support finding better treatments for prostate cancer. Each year, during a special Home Run Challenge,Ž Major League Baseball and the Prostate Cancer Foundation encourage baseball fans to make a financial pledge for every home run hit during select games June 7-17 at www.homerunchallenge.org. More healthy living tips, a free nutrition guide, and nutritious recipes can be found at www.pcf.org/nutrition. If you really want to show Dad how much you care this Fathers Day, consider forgoing a gluttonous meal and spend the day promoting healthy habits instead. *****LIVING How To Turn Your Hobby Into A Career(StatePoint) If youre unemployed, underemployed, or unhappy with your job, youre not alone. Not only is the economy still in recovery mode, but according to The Conference Board, job unhappiness among American workers is at the highest level it has been in over 20 years of research. Thats why an increasing number of people are turning their hobbies and passions into a viable business. But how does one get started on such a venture? Its all about building an online business around your interests and the lifestyle you want to enjoy in order to establish yourself as an expert in your field,Ž says Scott Fox, an online entrepreneur and author of the new book Click Millionaires: Work Less, Live More with an Internet Business You Love.Ž Fox believes this isnt as hard as it sounds. He is offering some practical tips on how to turn your weekend pastime into a full-time money-making operation: € Dont over-think your new business. Take action instead! € Identify a niche industry, interest or community where you have expertise and interest. € Brainstorm and buy a domain name that includes keywords important to your niche, is easy to spell, and is memorable. € Set up a blog and post to it often. Many blog publishing platforms are free to use, such as Weebly.com, Blogger.com and Wordpress.com. But be sure to have your own domain name as it will appear more professional. € Keep up-to-date on information pertaining to your industry. Use Google Alerts,Ž a free service, to receive email alerts on news searches pertaining to your selected interests. € Network with the top 20 professionals in your industry or target community via email, Facebook, Google+, or relevant community forums. Leave comments and questions on your contacts blogs and invite them to read and submit to your blog. € Build your brand and direct traffic to your blog, site and Facebook page by soliciting comments and feedback from your audience. € Keep at it. The best way to show up in search engine results is to consistently publish. For more tips on turning your area of expertise into a full-time career, visit www.ClickMillionaires.com. Leave the days of being an employee behind you and take control of your career by doing something you love. There is no professional path more rewarding. PHOTO SOURCE: (c) forcdan Fotolia.com

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MAY 26, 2012 THE STARPR 4 MAYOR BROWN CONGRATULATES JROTC CADETS Acknowledges successful continuation of program through public-private partnerships Mayor Alvin Brown congratulated Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) cadets this morning at City Hall. Mayor Brown, along with Congressman Ander Crenshaw and Duval County School Board Chair Betty Burney, celebrated the growth and successful public-private partnerships that he led to save the JROTC programs at Englewood, Mandarin, Raines and Wolfson High Schools. Jacksonville is a military town. We have the two biggest Navy bases in the state. One out of every four people in our city is connected to the service. JROTC isnt just a school program. It is part of our culture,Ž said Mayor Brown. So when I realized it would cost $200,000 to preserve JROTC at some of our local high schools, I reached out to everyone I could. Cadets, instructors, schools, parents and the community stepped up, and enrollment increased by 39 percent.Ž Enrollment in the JROTC programs at the four schools increased this school year from 412 to 574. Sixty additional cadets enrolled in the program at Mandarin High School, 39 more at Englewood High School, 33 more at Raines High School and 30 more cadets at Wolfson High School. The growth in enrollment helps the programs remain sustainable beyond the success of Mayor Browns public-private partnerships. Participation in extra-curricular activities such as JROTC correlate with staying in school, getting better grades and graduating from high school.

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DNA Leads to Arrest of Rapist From 2010A man was arrested for sexual assault of a 15-year-old girl from 2010. On September 6, 2010, 36-year-old Freddie Owen Felder III climbed through a bedroom window at around 5 to 6 a.m. Felder had a mask on and approached the 15-year-old victim with a knife, threatening her if she didnt do as he said. He then choked her with both hands and raped her. He choked her so hard that he left scratches on her neck Police say he then fled the scene and that he left enough DNAevidence. Felder was unidentified until the DNA evidence was thoroughly examined. Results led to the arrest of Felder, who police say had been convicted of a similar case in the past. In January 1998, Felder had assaulted a girl who was around the same age as his most recent victim. He was convicted in 2000. He was charged with attempted sexual battery and sentenced to five years in prison. Psychologists requested for treatment under the Jimmy Royce Act for Felder after his prison sentence. The Jimmy Royce Act allowed for the Florida Department of Corrections, the Department of Children and Family Services, and state attorneys to look over Felders history of sex offense and decide whether he was likely to commit such offenses again. Felder was released in 2003 as he was not considered to be a threat anymore. Records show that Felder also served two years in 1997 for resisting an officer with violence. He also served four years for attempted armed robbery in 1992. In March 2011, Felder was arrested on the front yard of his home and was held on $1 million bond. Felder was scheduled for trial for his most recent offense, but instead he pleaded no contest to a charge of lewd and lascivious battery on a child younger than 16, a second-degree felony. An attorney suggested that Felder be sentenced to life in prison and declare him a sexual predator. A testimony from the victim convinced the judge to accept the recommendation and Felder was sentenced to life. The defendants violent criminal acts are a chilling reminder that dangerous and violent predators prowl our communities,Ž said an attorney. The courageous victims testimony was compelling, persuasive and resulted in a life sentence for the defendant. He will no longer pose a threat to our communities.Ž Crime and Justice Crime and JusticeA Publication of the Florida Star and Georgia Star MAY 26, 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. Teen Charged with Attempted Murder A 17-year-old teen was arrested after shooting a man in the leg during a home invasion. Police say Khalin Bryant had barged into a home with another person and demanded money from the two teens inside. Both the intruders were armed with silver revolvers and they started beating the victims. The father of one of the victims entered the room with a wooden stick and Bryant shot him in the leg. He fell to the ground and broke his arm and elbow. Bryant then fired another shot grazing his chest, according to reports. One of the victims told police that he recognized one of the intruders who went by the name of Snap Trap,Ž which is Bryants nickname. Detectives were able to determine Bryant as one of the suspects and arrested him for second degree murder, armed burglary, and aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. Detectives are still searching for the second suspect. They are saying he is a 20-year-old tall black male. Tyheim Alexis Freddie Felder

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MAY 26 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. How You Can Prevent Your Children From Doing Drugs Establish and maintain good communication with your children. The better you know your children, the easier it will be to guide them towards positive activities and friendships. € Talk to your children every day. Share what happened to you and ask what happened to them during the day. € Ask questions that kids cant answer with yesŽ or no,Ž such as what was your favorite part of the day.Ž Ask your children their opinions and include them in making decisions. Show your children that you value their thoughts and input. € Be ready to talk to your children as early as the fourth grade, when they may first feel peer pressure to experiment with alcohol, drugs, or cigarettes € Listen to your childs or teens concerns nonjudgmentally. Repeat them to make clear that you understand. Dont preach. Young people are less likely to get involved with drugs when caring adults are a part of their life. € Spend time doing something your children want to do every day. € Support your childrens activities by attending special events, like recitals and games, and praising them for their efforts. € Help your children manage problems by asking what is wrong when they seem upset and letting them know you are there to help. Be a positive role model. Why? Because Children imitate adults. € Demonstrate ways to solve problems, have fun, and manage stress without using alcohol or drugs. € Point out examples of irresponsible behavior, such as ones you see in movies or hear in music. € Remember that you set the example. Avoid contradictions between your words and your actions. Use alcohol in moderation, dont smoke cigarettes, and never use drugs. Talk to your children about drugs. When parents talk to their kids early and often about substance abuse, kids are less likely to try drugs. € Short discussions go a long way. Engage your children in a conversation. Ask what they know, how they feel, and what they think about the issue. € Talk to your children one-on-one and together. € Educate yourself about alcohol, tobacco, and drug use before talking to your children. You will lose credibility if you dont have your facts right. € Set some time aside for you and your child to act out scenarios in which one person tries to pressure another to drink alcohol, smoke, or use a drug. Figure out two or three ways to handle each situation and talk about which works best. Your Safety Man Arrested After Shooting at Three Officers A man was charged with multiple counts of attempted murder after shooting at three law enforcement officers. Three officers attempted to make contact with a suspicious person, Michael Wayne Bailey, 25. Bailey was stopped because he matched the physical description and was wearing the same clothing as the suspect that had just been involved in a reported verbal altercation. The complaint provided a sworn statement that Bailey displayed a handgun in his waistband during the altercation. Bailey fled the scene and police were reported of the incident. Bailey was stopped by the officers as he matched the given description and one of them asked Bailey if he was armed to which he replied NoŽ. The officer then attempted to conduct a weapons pat-down on Bailey, but he began to flee on foot. He then armed himself with a .22 cal revolver, which was in his pocket and as he was beginning to flee, raised the handgun and fired at the officers. At the time he fired the weapon at the officers, one of them was approximately 5-6 feet from Bailey. Bailey then dropped the gun and after a brief foot pursuit was taken into custody. Bailey then admitted to being possession of a firearm but not shooting the gun. Also a check revealed Bailey was convicted as an out of state felon. Bailey was charged with three counts of attempted first degree murder of a law enforcement officer and felon in possession of a firearm. Nobody was injured. Michael Bailey Man Kills Father with Hammer Police say a man was killed by his own son while he was lying in bed. Police say Shedrick Louis Partin, 23, struck his father, Samuel Lee Partin, 61, in the head multiple times in the head with a hammer and a white door stop, while he was lying in bed. The injuries were so severe that he died. During an authorized search warrant at the home after the incident, a pair of gray and black boots and blue jean pants were recovered inside Partins bedroom with what appeared to be blood stains. Partin was said to have been seen leaving the residence wearing those clothes earlier in the morning., while the victim was still alive. The defendant was also last seen wearing a black hooded sweat shirt with bright designs on the front of it. A second witness observed the defendant returning to the neighborhood wearing the same sweatshirt. This sweatshirt was later found and recovered by detectives at a different location. The sweatshirt was inspected and found to have suspected blood stains. The hammer and a white door stop were also recovered inside the residence with what appeared to be blood transfer. The DNA of all the evidence matched Partins profile and the blood on all the evidence matched his fathers. Partin was arrested for 2nd degree murder. Shedrick Partin

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Man Tries to Rob 7-Eleven With Rock Colorado Springs, COPolice say there have been several robberies in Colorado Springs recently that involved suspects using rocks. There have been reports of a thief threatening employees with a rock at other liquor stores and also at an Arbys. Police say in the most recent robbery, a man entered a 7-Eleven store and demanded money. The employees did not feel threatened at all, so he threw the rock at one of them and attacked another. The man fled without any cash or the rock he came with. Police have finally identified the man as 51-year-old Dwight Davis and are searching for this rock-wielding criminal. Woman Leaves Children in Car to Rob Subway Restaurant Tulsa, OKLorna Hampton, 25, had left her two children in her car before entering a subway restaurant. The store clerk said that Hampton demanded money while pointing a BBgun at him. The clerk instead turned around and ran off to somewhere in the back of the restaurant. In the video, Hampton is then seen jumping over the counter and taking money out of the cash register. The clerk returns and shoots Hampton with a taser gun and Hampton can be seen freezing up and falling over like a wooden plank to the ground. The employee said as they were waiting for police, Hampton was still trying to reach for the money. She then cried and begged to let her go as she had children. When police came, she was arrested and charged with assault with two counts of child endangerment and robbery with a firearm MAY 26, 2012 THE STAR C&J 3Bizarre Crimes Bizarre Crimeswho, what, when...huh? Other Unusual Crimes Across the Nation Man Keeps Calling Police on Ex-Wife and Gets Charged with Stalking A man who had been arrested last year for stalking his ex-wife was recently arrested again for stalking and was caught in the act. Danny Paige, 43, called police one night to report that his ex-wife had left the children alone at her house as she left to go to the club. When the police went to the apartment complex, they found her in her pajamas with her two children. Paige told the officers that she was afraid because she knew Paige was watching her every move. The police searched for Paige but could not find him. Paige called the police again the next day reporting that two women were arguing, but police did not find anything happening. Instead they spotted Paige running away from the apartment and they approached him. When asked, he told them he came to visit someone but when asked for the name or apartment number, he did not have any answers. Paige was arrested and charged with stalking. Police say Paige and his ex-wife lived together in the past and had a child together. He has three prior convictions from last year, including trespassing and domestic stalking. Man Charged with Neglect After Child Found Playing on Roadway A man was arrested after a seventeen month old child was found outside playing on the roadway. 24-year-old Elton Jerome Davis Jr. was said to have left the child at his residence all alone. Davis placed the child who was sleeping on the couch and left the to go to work. A witness later spotted the child playing outside in the roadway with a dog. Police say the roadway was an active thoroughfare. The witness recognized the child and brought him back to the home, where she discovered the front door had been left open. She entered the home to look for Davis, but she could not find him. When Davis was later questioned and he told the police that he placed the child on a couch, put Cheerios and orange juice nearby for him. Police say the child is too young and is unable to protect or take care of himself and arrested Davis. Davis was charged with child neglect without great harm and the child was put in the care of DCF. Woman Attacked After Returning iPhone to Owner Fredericksburg, VAA 53-year-old woman had come across an iPhone near a 7-Eleven and as a good samaritan, she contacted the owner of the phone and set up a meeting to return it. She met up with the couple and returned the phone to them. They also gave her a cash reward, but when she turned around, the male owner grabbed her from behind and threw her to the ground. He then took the money back and the couple fled the area. Police have not identified the couple, but are investigating. Man Kidnaps and Tortures Dinner Date for Two Days Kansas City, Mo56-year-old Carey Clark had picked up his date, who he had met at a nightclub. As they were on their way to dinner, Clark told his date that he had to stop by his house because he forgot his credit cards. After inviting her in, he locked the door and started punching and kicking her. The victim was locked in the house for two days and was beaten, raped, and also shocked with a stun gun. The victim also said he kept calling her a whore and that he hated whores. Clark told her that he was the cousin of Terry Blair, a convicted killer, and he hated whores as well. He told her that he wanted to kill them too. Clark was also said to have smoked PCP. At one point, Clark became hungry and left the house, leaving the victim alone. The victim then managed to lift a window screen to escape and ran across the street wrapped in a sheet to a neighbor who called the police for her. Clark was arrested and charged with kidnapping, forcible sodomy, and two counts of attempted forcible rape. Elton Davis Jr. Danny Paige

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MAY 26, 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: Vickie Baptiste Age: 17 Weight: 133 lbs Last seen: 5/02/12 Name: Tashiumbe J. Hill Age: 14 Weight: 140 lbs Last seen: 4/20/12 Name: Jashae Lewis Age: 16 Weight: 110 lbs Last seen: 5/01/12 Name: Jasmine Kierra Paul Age:17 Weight: 150 lbs Last seen: 5/09/12 Name: Ashley F. Perpignad Age: 14 Weight: 160 lbs Last seen: 5/07/12MOSTWANTED Burglary SuspectPolice are trying to identify a male suspect that was involved with a burglary. Photos are attached of the unknown suspect. The suspect appears to be a black male with tattoos down his right arm. Anyone with any information about the identity or location of the suspect is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS or email at rewards@fccrimestoppers.com. You will remain anonymous and receive a possible reward if your tip leads to an arrest. Name:Latoya ClaryOffense:Aggravated Batter w/Deadly Weapon Name:Lawanda AllenOffense:Fraud Use of Personal ID Name: Kenneth ChanceOffense: Domestic Battery Strangle Name:Marcel Clark Offense:Aggravated Batter w/Deadly Weapon



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Whitney Houston was honored last week and her daughter Bobbi-Kristina accepted the award amid tears. Thursday, Whitneys new song from the Sparkle Soundtrack, His Eye is On the Sparrow was released. Also today, it was reported that 19-year-old Bobbi Kristina, is under investigation for gambling at the MGM Resort and Casino in Lasss Vegas. Bobbi Kristina went to Las Vegas to accept the Billboard lifetime achievement award on behalf of her late mother and videos from the hotel revealed her at the slot machines. If she was playing, was she told she needed to wait another two years before she could play? There is a national campaign We Say No More after the killing of Trayvon Martin and 2.4 million minorites in jail. Florida has a total population of 18,014,927 (100%), White: 14,008,800 (78%); Black: 2,881,052 (16%), Other: 833,548 (5%), Asian: 462,130 (3%), Native American: 135,015 (1%), Hawaiian & Pacific Islander: 19,142 (0%) A poll released Thursday by a Quinnipiac University study, 56 percent of Floridians still support the states controversial Stand Your Ground 78% registered Republicans and 58 % registered Democrats. There is another law regarding guns in Florida the 10-20-Life law, which appeared at one time by many as good until the case of Marissa Alexander received public review. The Florida NAACP and SCLC are bringing these laws forward for the public to see what is being used against all of Florida but appears to be used more, without challenge, in the minority population. In 2003, Justice Anthony Kennedy at the American Bar Association meeting appeared to recognize how these laws were flawed, as he discussed the inadequacies and the injustices in our prisons and correctional systems. Nationwide, he said, more than 40% of the prison population consists of African-American inmates with about 10% in their mid-to-late 20s. Today, according to reports, there are more Black women in prison that white men. The rally in Jacksonville Tuesday morning at 8:00 a.m. sponsored by the NAACP and SCLC will focus on the 10-20-Life law but cannot overlook the Stand Your Ground law. The theme of the event is New Courthouse New Attitude.ProsecutorsContinued Page A-6 He is tops with football and his children wanted him to know they felt he could bring home the coveted Mirror Ball trophy since he knew how to bring home the superbowl ring, and he did. Driver and his partner Peta Murgatroyd became the Season 14 Winners of Dancing with the Stars. For Driver, his early childhood was not easy. He was born in Houston, TX and at one point, while his father was in jail, his mother, along with his four siblings, were homeless. While his mother worked at night, he stole cars and dealt drugs but at 14 years of age, he decided to change. When his father was released, he and his brother went to live with his grandmother. After recognizing the sacrifices his mother made by them moving away, he told his brother: Man, Im going to make it. Im going to do something that nobody in this family has done. Im going to make something out of me. He started doing his homework and took on every challenge his coaches gave him. That attitude continues to manifest itself, and the world sees it as this wide receiver for the Green Bay Packers plays football and how he performed on Dancing With the Stars. Congratulations Driver, you are a top example for our youth. Fqpcnf"Ftkxgt."ykhg."Vkpc"cpf"vjtgg"ejknftgp yyy0vjghnqtkfcuvct0eqo Looking for customers to patronize your business or utilize your services? If you answered YES, then you need to place an ad in The Florida Star or Georgia Star! 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Cant Get to the Store? Have Vjg"Uvct Delivered! Vjg"Hnqtkfc"Uvct R0"Q0"Dqz"6284; Lcemuqpxknng."HN"54425 Vjg"Hnqtkfc"Uvct. Vjg"Igqtikc"Uvct# Korcev"Tcfkq CO3582 *;26+"988/::56 UKPEG"3;73 Fcpekpi"ykvj"vjg"Uvctu"Ykppgt Fqpcnf"Ftkxgt Rtqugewvqtu"Gorqygtgf."Lwfigu. Lwtkgu"cpf"Fghgpug"Cvvqtpg{u Jcpfewhhgf"Wpfgt"32/42/Nkhg"Ncy Warren Buffett, in a recent interview with CNBC, offers one of the best quotes about the debt ceiling: "I could end the deficit in 5 minutes," he told CNBC. "You just pass a law that says that anytime there is a deficit of more than 3% of GDP, all sitting members of Congress are ineligible for re-election. The 26th amendment (granting the right to vote for 18 year-olds) took only 3 months & 8 days to be ratified! Why? Simple! The people demanded it. That was in 1971 before computers, e-mail, cell phones, etc. Of the 27 amendments to the Constitution, seven (7) took one (1) year or less to become the law of the land all because of public pressure. Warren Buffet is asking each addressee to forward this email to a minimum of twenty people on their address list; in turn ask each of those to do likewise. In three days, most people in The United States of America will have the message. This is one idea that really should be passed around. Congressional Reform Act of 2012 1. No Tenure / No Pension. 2. A Congressman/woman collects a salary while in office and receives no pay when they're out of office. 3. Congress (past, present & future) participates in Social Security. 4. All funds in the Congressional retirement fund move to the Social Security system immediately. All future funds flow into the Social Security system, and Congress participates with the American people. It may not be used for any other purpose. 5. Congress can purchase their own retirement plan, just as all Americans do. 6. Congress will no longer vote themselves a pay raise. Congressional pay will rise by the lower of CPI or 3%. 7. Congress loses their current health care system and participates in the same health care system as the American people. 8. Congress must equally abide by all laws they impose on the American people. 9. All contracts with past and present Congressmen/women are void effective 12/1/12. The American people did not make this contract with Congressmen/women. Congress made all these contracts for themselves. Serving in Congress is an honor, not a career. The Founding Fathers envisioned citizen legislators, so ours should serve their term(s), then go home and back to work. If each person contacts a minimum of twenty people then it will only take three days for most people (in the U.S. ) to receive the message. THIS HOW TO FIX CONGRESS. Don't you think it's time? OK Mr. Buffett! 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Eqwpvt{"Nqug"Cp"Cogtkecp"Rkqpggt Harold "Hal" Jackson and wife Debi celebrating Jackson's 65 years of broadcasting at a benefit for the Youth Development Foundation. Radio pioneer Harold "Hal" Jackson, a staple of New York radio, has died. He was 96.. Jackson died Wednesday in a hospital, said Deon Levingston, vice president and general manager at WBLS, a station owned by Inner City Broadcasting, which Jackson co-founded. Paul Heine, senior editor at Inside Radio, a trade publication, said Jackson "was the godfather of black radio." "His longevity and his breaking down the doors, breaking the color barrier, he really made it possible for AfricanAmericans who followed him to work in the medium," Heine said. Jackson had been on the air as recently as a couple of weeks ago, hosting a Sunday show on WBLS. His staff said that his energy was amazing. In 1995, Jackson became the first African-American to be inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame.

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JACKSONVILLE, FL BARTLEY, Steve Anthony, died May 18, 2012. BATES, Michael Anthony, died May 16, 2012. BINIG, Elmore, Jr., 68, died May 19, 2012. BOYCE, John D., Sr., 52, died May 16, 2012. BRINTLEY, Robert, died May 19, 2012. BROOKINS, Willie Mae Hamilton, died May 15, 2012. BRYANT, Barbara Jean, died May 20, 2012. CALLAHAN Victoria, died May 17, 2012. CANNADAY, Roger Lee, 73, died May 18, 2012. CLARK, Raeford, 89, died May 18, 2012. ELDERKIN, Mary Ellen, 89, died May 17, 2012. ELLIS, Hugh, Sr., 80, died May 17, 2012. FIELDS, Bobby, died May 20, 2012. GEDDIS, Dora, died May 16, 2012. GONZALEZ, Wilfredo Willie, Sr., 54, died May 17, 2012. GREY, Kayto, died May 20, 2012. GRIFFIN, Mark A., died May 17, 2012. GRITZ, William Joseph, 77, died May 20, 2012. HALL, Carlton Keith, 55, died May 18, 2012. HAYES, Herbert, died May 18, 2012. HEIDT, Earl, died May 18, 2012. HOOVER, Jane, 65, died May 16, 2012. HOME, Annie, died May 18, 2012. JONES, Robert L., died May 18, 2012. KINNEY, Dollie W., 78, died May 18, 2012. KREMM, Bertha, 87, died May 18, 2012. LANGILLE, Ruth H., died May 18, 2012. LAPAUGH, Vera J., 57, died May 16, 2012. LEMMON, Mary, died May 16, 2012. McCLOUD, Frank J., died May 17, 2012. MORGAN, Emma, died May 19, 2012. MORTON, Earl Lamar, Jr., died May 17, 2012. ODOM, Joan McGill, 75, died May 21, 2012. PATTERSON, Amin, 35, died May 17, 2012. PUCKETT, Kenneth, died May 19, 2012. RAINEY, Monterita, died May 19, 2012. RHOME, Stella, 65, died May 17, 2012. RODGERS, Jean, 78, died May 18, 2012. SHUTE, Robert Bob, 80, died May 20, 2012. SMITH, Tommy Don, 68, died May 18, 2012. SPEIGHTS, Donald Leroy, 65, died May 21, 2012. STAPLETON, Sam, 84, died May 20, 2012. THOMAS, Dura, died May 17, 2012. WHITEHEAD, Moses, Sr., died May 20, 2012. WHITTY, Iris, died May 18, 2012. WILLIAMS Christine, died May 20, 2012.~*~ GEORGIA DEATHS BURTON, Robin G., 56, died May 18, 2012. LEKIN, Jim W., died May 18, 2012. OWENS, Lee Ila, 55, died May 14, 2012. WILLIAMS, Lillian Geiger, died May 18, 2012. WOOD, Jess John, 55, died May 17, 2012. Historic Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church 201 East Beaver St. (904) 355-9475 Rev. Pearce Edwing, Sr. Sunday Church School . . . . . . . . . 8:30 a.m. Worship Service . . . . . . . . 10:00 a.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 MAY 26, 2012 Tune In To WCGL AM RadioForIMPACT IMPACTTuesday and Thursday from 8:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.AtWCGL1360.comThe Florida Star and Impact Striving To Make A Difference! Clara McLaughlin Leath Host Yvonne Brooks Co-Host CHURCH DEATH NOTICES DEATH NOTICES Central Metropolitan C.M.E. Church4611 North Pearl St., Jacksonville, FL 32206 Ofc (904) 354-7426 Fax (904) 354-0934Rev. Marquise Hardrick, Pastor ~ Worship Service ~Sun Church School 9:30a.m. Sun Morning Worship -10:45 a.m. Tues Eve Bible Study 6:30 p.m. Wed Bible Study 12 Noon Wed Feeding Ministry 2:00 p.m. ANNOUNCEMENTS Lion of the Tribe of Judah Ministries, Inc. PASTOR Dr. Sirretta Williams (Temporary services held) 623 Beechwood St., Jacksonville, FL 32206 Sunday School.......10:00 a.m. ~ Sunday Worship .......11:00 a.m. Every 5th Sunday Friends and Family Day Wednesday Bible Study 7:00 p.m. Direct Phone: 904.866.7047 Office Phone: 904.356.4226 Seeing Beyond The Lifestyle To Save A Life Website: www.lottojm.com Listings are due the Tuesday before the next issue. Email submissions preferred. Send to: Info@TheFloridaStar.com Rev. Marquise & Mrs. Deedra Hardrick Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you; and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen. Mathew 28:19-20 C. L. Page Mortuary offers full funeral and cremation services at an affordable price because we care. We are now offering Live Streaming of Funeral and Visitation Services.3031 Moncrief Road Jacksonville, FL 32209Visit us atWWW.CLPAGEMORTUARY.COM Carla L. Page, LFDIC Come join Bishop Dr. Lorenzo Hall Sr.everyWednesday and Thursday from 12:00 Noon to 1:00 PM for Prayer Meeting and Bible Study at The Greater El-Beth-El Divine Holiness Church, located at 723 W. 4th Street, Jacksonville, FL 32209. Ask Us About OurALPHONSO WEST MORTUARY, INC.4409 Soutel Dr. Jacksonville, FL 32208 Tel: (904) 766-9671 Fax: (904) 766-2354 DIRECTORSDeborah West Alphonso West Jacqueline Y. Bartley If there had been a death in your family yesterday, what would you be doing today?FAMILY OWNED AND OPERATED Since 1988Pre-Need ForeThought Funeral Planning ProgramIm sorry to have to tell you this... GREATER MISSIONARY TABERNACLE BAPTIST CHURCH, 5730 Sawyer Ave., Jacksonville, is having REVIVAL NIGHT COME ONE!!! COME ALL!!! June 27 29, 2012. Guest Speakers: Wednesday, June 27th, Rev. Philip Mercer; Thursday, June 28th, Pastor Wallace Wyatt; Friday, June 29th, Sister Sandra Waldrop. Women Shoe Sizing Night (Fund Raising for the Church). Theme: But my God shall supply all your needs according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:19 SAINT PAUL LUTHERAN CHURCH 2730 West Edgewood Ave., Jacksonville, Florida 32209, with Rev. James Wiggins, Jr., Pastor, is have their Midweek Supper and Bible Study at 7: p.m.; Sunday School at 9:30 a.m.; Worship with Holy Communion at 11:a.m. Church Motto: Justified for Sanctification that Matters For more information, call (904)765-4219. www.stpauljacksonville.org REV. WHITESpiritual Healer, Reader & AdvisorTHIS SOUTHERN BORN Spiritualist who brings you the solution to the mysteries of the DEEP SOUTH, seeks to help many thousands of people who have been CROSSED, or HAVE SPELLS. Friends, we urge you to use the spiritualist. If you are suffering with sickness, loss of loved ones, if your hair is falling out or if you cant hold money, loss of nature and been crossed up. Reverend White does what others claim to do. If you have received this ad God has answered your prayers. Read James Chapter 5, then call the Reverend.Call 954-674-2296 The Greater El Beth-el Divine Holiness ChurchThe Church Where Everybody is Somebody Bishop Dr. Lorenzo Hall, Sr., Overseer/ Pastor May 1, 2012 To: Our Friends We the pastor officers and members of the above name church wish to invite you to worship with us and be our special guest on our Annual Community Awareness and Women Day Celebration May 27th, at 11:00 A.M. and 3:00P.M. A great program has been planned for this occasion. Rev. Beverly Clark from Bethel Institutional Baptist Church will be the speaker for the 11:00 A.M. Service and Attorney Suzanne Bass will be our guest speaker for the 3:00 P.M. service. There will be several civic and political leaders to share with us and inform us about the community. If you have any questions, please contact our pastor Bishop Dr. Lorenzo Hall, Sr. at 904-710-1586 or the church office at 904-374-3940. Dinner will be served after each service. P.S. Those that may need their record sealed / Expunge the Chief Public Defender Mr. Matt Shirk will be present to take your information. Anyone that need mortgage mortification, in foreclosure, someone will be here to help you from Regions Bank. If you need someone to help you with a traffic ticket or DUI ticket, someone will be available. If you need your credit repaired, someone will be present and if you need to make plans for funeral arrangements at a low cost, someone from Carla Page Mortuary will be present. Spread the Word. Dinner will be served after each service. Respectfully yours, Bishop Dr. Lorenzo Hall, Sr. Pastor P. O. Box 3575 Jacksonville Florida 32206 E-mail gospell75@aol.com Phone 904-374-3940 Church Mother InstallationEASTSIDE CHURCH OF GOD On May 13, 2012, Mothers Day, Mother Beatrice Russell was installed as the 5th Church Mother of the Eastside Church of God. Tributes came from Dr. Kenneth Hill, Coordinator of Black Ministtries and Dr. Wallace Sibley, Secretary General of the Church of God International, Cleveland, TN. The Pastor is Bishop Shade J. Herring, Jr.

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PAGE A-4 THESTAR MAY 26, 2012ENTERTAINMENT Jennifer Lopez Explores Adoptive Motherhood In Latest Role!By Rych McCain, feedbackrych@sbcglobal.net and Facebook Photo by Melissa Moseley, Courtesy of Lionsgate Films In 1985, Heidi Murkoff wrote a book titled What To Expect When Youre Expecting that became a New York Times bestseller. It was named one of the USA Todays most influential books of the past 25 years and is now the first book in a series that has sold 35 million copies Worldwide. Its no small wonder that a book of that magnitude would end up on the big silver screen as a major feature film. The movie focuses on five couples who are experiencing the roller-coaster nuances of being expected parents in situations that are common in general. It also begs the question that the cast would have to be young, sexy, interesting and exciting. The producers and casting personnel on this project hit the nail on the head by selecting a stellar cast. Amongst those actors leading the film to glory is showbiz vet Jennifer Lopez or JLo as her music fans like to refer to her. In reference to the book, Lopez says, The book is amazing, which is why its so popular. It tells you exactly, week to week, whats happening to you in the moment. I think women, by nature, when were pregnant, are so worried that everythings going to go okay. And here you have this book saying, this is supposed to be happening, dont worry, youre supposed to feel like this. I think the movie does the exact same thing. It reassures you by telling five totally different stories about being pregnant and making you laugh. Lopez plays Holly who is married to Alex (played by Rodrigo Santoro. Having no children allows them the freedom to romp as they please. Lopez notes, Holly and Alex have a lot of fun together. Hes into music and shes into her professional photography. Theyve been married for a while but their relationship has been mostly based on having a good time. There needs to be a transition into growing up, becoming a family and really getting serious about their lives. The only problem is that Holly cant have children. Lopez enjoyed the role because she said, As Holly, I was able to explore the intense pressure that many modern women, who have their own careers and tend to have children later in life, experience with regard to having a family. Holly lives with a tremendous guilt for not being able to do certain things and one of them is the fact that she cant have a baby. In the movie the couple ends up going to Ethiopia to adopt an orphan infant son. Did Lopez arrive at a different view of adoption as a result of her role? She smiles, Its funny, before the movie, I never really thought about adoption at all. Once I had my own baby, I was just so focused on that. It took me a while to have my own. But during the making of the film when I held those two little Ethiopian twins, you fall in love instantly and it really occurred to me. I can see how somebody can do this. How it is so easy to embrace a child who has nothing. Its really a beautiful, selfless act of love. You go OK, I understand these feelings, I get this, I know how this happens. Did the movie mirror any aspects of Lopezs life as a real mother? She laughs, Fist, all you really do care about is not messing up the baby part. I just want them to be OK so that comes first for me and everything else just kind of falls in line after that..Thats kind of my philosophy. So long as thats kind of working in the right way, then I can dedicate whatever time I need to dedicate to my career. I just take it one day at a time. I have a lot of help. I have a lot of great people in my life who help in all those areas at work and at home. I have a great family and all together we do it. It takes a village.

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PAGE A-6 THE STAR MAY 26, 2012 Iwnncj"Iggejgg"Rncpu Uejgfwngf"hqt"Tgxkgy The Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor Commission will preview its developing management plan next week in Mt. Pleasant, S.C. The Gullah Geechee Corridor is the only National Heritage Area that is designed to focus on a distinct African American population. It was established in 2006 by federal legislation for South Carolina, Georgia, North Carolina and Florida. A 30-day review of the plan will begin in July: www.gullahgeecheecorridor.org. Ygung{"Dtqyp."Hktuv Chtkecp"Cogtkecp"Vq Itcfwcvg"Htqo"Pcxcn Cecfgo{."Fkgu"Cv":7" Retired Lt. Cmdr. Wesley Brown, the first African-American to graduate from the U.S. Naval Academy, has died, the Academy said. He was 85. The Capital of Annapolis reported that Brown died Tuesday. An Academy spokesman did not know where Brown died and a cause of death was not immediately known Wednesday. Brown, a 1949 graduate, was appointed to the Academy in 1945. He was the sixth black admitted but the first to earn a degree. He retired from civilian employment at Howard University in 1988. Prosecutors-Continued from A-1 What really bothered many was the fact that Marissa had already spent time in the hospital because of the abuse she had suffered. Those who have been abused understands the fear she must have had. Now that she has been sentenced to 20 years for firing a shot in the direction of her abusive husband, many feels the judge should have had some space for her sentencing. The prosecutors asked that she be convicted of three counts of aggravated assault because her husband had his two sons with him in the home. However, the judge said, despite the circumstances and the many protestors, he had no option under Florida law to give her a lesser sentence. Isaiah Rumlin and Rev. R. L. Gundy said after the sentencing that this is very frustrating and therefore formed a protest to change this law. This present criminal system is responsible for the increase in prison terms. The present policy such as the 10-20-Life law, As stated in Justices speech, it is a grave mistake to retain a policy just because a court finds it constitutional. This policy gives the decision to an assistant prosecutor not trained in the exercise of discretion and takes discretion from the trial judge. The trial judge is the one actor in the system most experienced with exercising discretion in a transparent, open and reasoned way. Most of the sentencing discretion should be with the judge, not the prosecutors. Floridas legislative branch has the obligation to determine whether a policy is wise. A court decision does not excuse the political branches or the public from the responsibility for unjust laws, said Justice Anthony Kennedy. With that, Floridians must joining hands with the NAACP and the SCLC to get with this legislative branch to correct the obvious errors in this law. You can help. Write your state representatives and senators.

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PAGE A-6 THE STAR MAY 26, 2012 Iwnncj"Iggejgg"Rncpu Uejgfwngf"hqt"Tgxkgy The Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor Commission will preview its developing management plan next week in Mt. Pleasant, S.C. The Gullah Geechee Corridor is the only National Heritage Area that is designed to focus on a distinct African American population. It was established in 2006 by federal legislation for South Carolina, Georgia, North Carolina and Florida. A 30-day review of the plan will begin in July: www.gullahgeecheecorridor.org. Ygung{"Dtqyp."Hktuv Chtkecp"Cogtkecp"Vq Itcfwcvg"Htqo"Pcxcn Cecfgo{."Fkgu"Cv":7" Retired Lt. Cmdr. Wesley Brown, the first African-American to graduate from the U.S. Naval Academy, has died, the Academy said. He was 85. The Capital of Annapolis reported that Brown died Tuesday. An Academy spokesman did not know where Brown died and a cause of death was not immediately known Wednesday. Brown, a 1949 graduate, was appointed to the Academy in 1945. He was the sixth black admitted but the first to earn a degree. He retired from civilian employment at Howard University in 1988. Prosecutors-Continued from A-1 What really bothered many was the fact that Marissa had already spent time in the hospital because of the abuse she had suffered. Those who have been abused understands the fear she must have had. Now that she has been sentenced to 20 years for firing a shot in the direction of her abusive husband, many feels the judge should have had some space for her sentencing. The prosecutors asked that she be convicted of three counts of aggravated assault because her husband had his two sons with him in the home. However, the judge said, despite the circumstances and the many protestors, he had no option under Florida law to give her a lesser sentence. Isaiah Rumlin and Rev. R. L. Gundy said after the sentencing that this is very frustrating and therefore formed a protest to change this law. This present criminal system is responsible for the increase in prison terms. The present policy such as the 10-20-Life law, As stated in Justices speech, it is a grave mistake to retain a policy just because a court finds it constitutional. This policy gives the decision to an assistant prosecutor not trained in the exercise of discretion and takes discretion from the trial judge. The trial judge is the one actor in the system most experienced with exercising discretion in a transparent, open and reasoned way. Most of the sentencing discretion should be with the judge, not the prosecutors. Floridas legislative branch has the obligation to determine whether a policy is wise. A court decision does not excuse the political branches or the public from the responsibility for unjust laws, said Justice Anthony Kennedy. With that, Floridians must join hands with the NAACP and the SCLC to get with this legislative branch to correct the obvious errors in this law. You can help. Write your state representatives and senators.

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By ARTHIANIXON Caribbean News Editor BAHAMAS: Inclement weather couldnt keep the crowds away for the opening of Bahamian Parliament. While the focus of the ceremony held in historic Rawson Square, downtown Nassau was the business of government in the country, spectator anticipation was immense waiting to see what stops were pulled for what many consider the ultimate fashion showdown. In all the pomp and pageantry expected of a former British colony, the hats of the ladies of Parliament took center stage. First Lady Bernadette Christie and new Deputy First Lady Ann Marie Davis did not disappoint fashionistas in their one of a kind designs. MAY 26, 2012 THESTAR PAGEA-7 Bahamas Parliament Officially Opens In Style Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon. Perry Gladstone Christie, escorts his wife, Bernadette, to the House of Assembly, during the Opening of Parliament, Wednesday, May 23, 2012 in Parliament Square. Inclement weather did not dampen the pomp and pageantry of the Opening of Parliament. (BIS Photo/Derek Smith) Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Works and Urban Development, the Hon. Philip Brave Davis, walks hand-inhand with his wife Ann-Marie during the Opening of Parliament, Wednesday (May 23, 2012). Mrs. Davis hat drew oohs and aahs from the large crowd on hand for the Opening despite the inclement weather.(BIS Photo/Derek Smith) Last week, Sharon Wilson was sworn in as the President of the Senate. Here, she heads the procession, followed by Senate Vice-President Joseph Curry and other Senate Members. (BIS Photo/Patrick Hanna) Caribbean Queen of Controversy Rihanna Continues To Offend Islanders By Posting Topless Photos From New Music Video By ARTHIANIXON Caribbean News Editor BARBADOS: Despite being named in TIMEMagazines 100 Most Influential, making Forbes coveted list, making her acting debut in the box office hit Battleship, and appearing this week on American Idol, Rihanna is still a touchy subject in the Caribbean. The singer is getting flack for posting photos from her new music video, Where Have You Been?. While she was wearing body paint as a part of her transformation to turn into a crocodile, many still consider her topless and says she is not a good influence. New Haitian Prime Minister Vows To End Misery And Instability New Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe is determined to end Haitis instability and break the cycle of misery. But Lamothe, 39, is a political novice who officially took over the countrys second hardest job on Wednesday when he and his 21-member government were swornin. I have the ambition of working and being the prime minister that takes care of the peoples needs, Lamothe, a close friend and former business associate of President Michel Martelly, said. In Haitiyou have to focus on tomorrow, and make sure tomorrow is better than today. That work begins immediately, according to Lamothe, who announced a massive street clean-up, road improvements and increased security measures. The makeover will be combined with several new reforms he plans to send to parliament, he added. We have four years to develop this country, said the new prime minister, a techsavvy decision-maker who never goes anywhere without his Ipad. We have to get moving. The swearing-in marked a beginning for Lamothe and Martelly, who concluded the first year of his five-year presidential term on Monday. With parliament and Martelly at odds, many hope this fresh start is what disaster-ravaged Haiti needs to rebuild. Until now, the political bickering has delayed reconstruction and political progress. Lamothe was Martellys fourth pick, and the second prime minister to be ratified by parliament in six months. Former Prime Minister Garry Conille resigned after only four months amid friction with Martelly. In the nearly three months leading up to his ratification, Lamothe has reached out across the political divide, courting politicians and members of the formal business community. He preaches inclusion and breaking the political gridlock. We dont have any other choice, Lamothe told the media. It is the same fight. Its the fight to reduce inequalities, its the fight to bring better living conditions to the most vulnerable and its a fight to bring the country out of this cycle of misery and instability that has plagued it for so long. Long the contact in Martellys inner-circle for some foreign diplomats, Lamothe is viewed as a deliverer and determined doer who offers sage advice to the president although he doesnt always follow the advice, according to insiders. While acknowledging that he may not be the best qualified politically for the job, the international community says hes the last chance for Martelly to make progress

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PAGE A-8 THE STAR MAY 12, 2012 OPEN MEMORIAL DAYPublix will be open regular hours on Memorial Day, Monday, May 28, 2012.

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MAY 26, 2012 THESTAR JacksonvillesLOCAL NEWS FLORIDASECTION B More Than 10,000 Attend Job Fair It is estimated that more than 10,000 attended the Corrine Brown Job Fair Monday in Jacksonville. Those in attendance were from Florida and Georgia, even though Ms. Brown represents a Florida district. When Brunswick, Georgia residents were asked what brought them to Jacksonville, their response was, "We don't have a Congressman Brown to represent us. Corrine delivers." There were over 200 businesses and organizations looking to hire. The Florida/Georgia Star received approximately 400 applications and confirmed they are ready to hire, right now. Mayor Alvin Brown, Florida's State Senator Audrey Gibson, State Representatives Mia Jones, were also present as they encouraged the job seekers. PHOTOS:Frank M Powell III Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown and Congressman Corrine Brown Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown and Florida/Georgia Star Publisher Clara McLaughlin Congressman Corrine Brown and Florida/Georgia Star Publisher Clara McLaughlin

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(StatePoint) If youre unemployed, underemployed, or unhappy with your job, youre not alone. Not only is the economy still in recovery mode, but according to The Conference Board, job unhappiness among American workers is at the highest level it has been in over 20 years of research. Thats why an increasing number of people are turning their hobbies and passions into a viable business. But how does one get started on such a venture? Its all about building an online business around your interests and the lifestyle you want to enjoy in order to establish yourself as an expert in your field, says Scott Fox, an online entrepreneur and author of the new book Click Millionaires: Work Less, Live More with an Internet Business You Love. Fox believes this isnt as hard as it sounds. He is offering some practical tips on how to turn your weekend pastime into a full-time money-making operation: Dont over-think your new business. Take action instead! Identify a niche industry, interest or community where you have expertise and interest. Brainstorm and buy a domain name that includes keywords important to your niche, is easy to spell, and is memorable. Set up a blog and post to it often. Many blog publishing platforms are free to use, such as Weebly.com, Blogger.com and Wordpress.com. But be sure to have your own domain name as it will appear more professional. Keep up-to-date on information pertaining to your industry. Use Google Alerts, a free service, to receive email alerts on news searches pertaining to your selected interests. Network with the top 20 professionals in your industry or target community via email, Facebook, Google+, or relevant community forums. Leave comments and questions on your contacts blogs and invite them to read and submit to your blog. Build your brand and direct traffic to your blog, site and Facebook page by soliciting comments and feedback from your audience. Keep at it. The best way to show up in search engine results is to consistently publish. For more tips on turning your area of expertise into a full-time career, visit www.ClickMillionaires.com. Leave the days of being an employee behind you and take control of your career by doing something you love. There is no professional path more rewarding. How To Turn Your Hobby Into A CareerPAGE B 2 THE STAR MAY 26, 2012 *****/Community Activities GENERATION NEXT YOUTH TALENT COMPETITION, The Jacksonville Landing, on Saturday May 26, 2012, at 2 Independent Dr. W., Jacksonville, FL 32202. For more information contact 904.353.1188. U.S. MEN'S NATIONAL SOCCER TEAM VS. SCOTLAND, on Saturday, May 26, 2012, at EverBank Field, 1 Everbank Field Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Call 904.633.6100 for additional information. Christian Congregation of Jehovahs Witnesses, at theVeterans Memorial Arena, on Sunday May 27, 2012, at 300 A. Philip Randolph Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32202. For more information contact 904.630.3900 JACKSONVILLE JAZZ FESTIVAL AFTER PARTY Mark's Downtown Club/Lounge, on Sunday May 27, 2012, at 315 East Bay Street, Suite 101, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Contact 904.355.5099 for additional information. X 102.9 ROCK ON THE RIVER III, Monday May 28, 2012, The Jacksonville Landing, 2 Independent Dr. W., Jacksonville, FL 32202. For more information call 904.353.1188. MEMORIAL DAY CEREMONY TO BE HELD AT THE NATIONAL CEMETERY IN ST. AUGUSTINE, FL. St. Johns County's annual Memorial Day ceremony May 28, 2012, at 9 a.m. at the St. Augustine National Cemetery, 104 Marine St. FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:Public Affairs Office, Phone: (904) 823-0166 K.D. Lang and The Siss Boom Bang, on Tuesday, May 29, 2012, at the Florida Theatre, 128 E. Forsyth Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. For more information call 904.355.2787. Voice of the People: Audio guide showcase and reception on Thursday May 31, 2012, atMOCA Jacksonville, 333 N. Laura Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Call 904.366.6911 for all information. AMATEUR NIGHT, Ritz Theatre and Museum, on Friday, June 1, 2012, 829 N. Davis Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Please call 904.632.5555 for additional information. BOBBY COLLINS thisFriday, June 1, 2012, at Times Union Center for Performing Arts, 300 W. Water Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Contact 904.633.6110 for more information. ETA PHI BETA SORORITY INC. FOUNDERS DAY LUNCHEON, Celebrating 70th Year Nationally 50th Year Locally, on June 2, 2012 At 11:30 Crowne Plaza Riverfront. For Information and/or Tickets contact 904-304-4779 or 904-713-8118. The Raines Class of 1973 invites everyone to come out and celebrate its Summer Kick Off Gala fundraiser : June 23, 2012, from 7-Midnight, at Carls Main Street, Southern/Soul Restaurant, 1748 North Main Street (the corner of 8th & Main), (904) 598-1255. For more information contact Vice Chair Gail Hammond Haines at 725-2157 or Treasurer Katrina Spencer at 768-4823. (StatePoint) New technology in your home can sometimes leave you feeling overwhelmed by gizmos and gadgets. But if you choose your technology wisely, you can simplify your domestic life rather than clutter your living space with products you dont use. Here are three simple ways technology can help you streamline your home: Control Atmosphere The ability to control your environment is vital to ones comfort level. You may already have a programmable thermostat, but did you know that the latest models come with Wi-Fi, allowing you to control your homes climate from your mobile device? Not only that, modern thermostat models are so smart, they learn your living patterns and set a schedule for you accordingly. Improve Communication Everyone is quick to jump at the latest mobile devices when they become available, but when was the last time you updated your landline telephone? New developments in landline technology are making your home phone easier and more convenient to use. Consider swapping out your older telephone in favor of a modern device with high functionality. For example, Panasonics new Link2Cell models allow you to make and receive cell phone calls using your cordless telephone system via Bluetooth technology -whether or not you have landline service. You can even transfer contacts from your mobile phone to the Panasonic cordless handset so you can easily dial your stored numbers. Synching a mobile phone with your landline allows you to place your cell anywhere in the house that provides the best reception and still roam freely on your landlines cordless handset. Youll also have far better sound quality and peace of mind knowing you wont miss an important call. Outsource Chores Getting your family to help out around the house isnt much fun when it means verbal nagging. But online chore charts can help parents motivate their kids to take responsibility. Completed chores are tracked digitally, and you can connect tasks to allowance and rewards -providing clear incentives through a familiar, palatable medium. There are many options out there, so find the one that works best for you and your family. For a streamlined, comfortable household, incorporate new technologies into your home life strategically and watch your life get easier. Three Ways New Technology Can Make Your Home Life Easier Announcements, meetings, happenings, and community events scheduled in Jacksonville and the surrounding area Help Improve Dad's Health This Fathers Day (StatePoint) Though your dad may be a superhero to you, he is not immune to common health problems that affect men. And as your father ages, his risk for certain life-threatening diseases increases. But you can be his superhero this Fathers Day by helping him form habits that promote good health and longevity. Here are some healthy ways to celebrate Dad this Fathers Day: Go Fishing: Stress is harmful to both mental and physical health, so get some fresh air and a sense of relaxation with a day on the water. Evidence from several studies suggests that incorporating fish into ones diet can help protect against prostate cancer because they contain "good fat," particularly omega-3 fatty acids. Barbecue: If a barbecue is your annual tradition, dont fret. That fish you catch will go perfectly on the grill with a side of vegetables. Tomatoes and cruciferous vegetables like broccoli are a great choice. And if you cant forgo the beef, dont char. Charred meats can contain cancer-causing carcinogens that lodge in the prostate. Also skip the trans fatty acids found in margarine and give your meal a flavor boost with olive oil instead. Move: Play golf, play tennis, or simply walk off your meal together. Obesity increases a mans risk of heart disease, aggressive forms of prostate cancer, diabetes, stroke and hypertension, amongst other dangerous health problems, so make maintaining a healthy weight a priority for both you and Dad. Checkup: Prostate cancer affects one in six men, with more than 16 million men affected by the disease globally, and two million affected in the U.S. alone. Early diagnosis can improve ones prognosis, so encourage your father to schedule an appointment for a screening as soon as possible. Broader awareness and understanding for this disease are crucial for saving lives. Get Involved: You and Dad can support mens health while enjoying baseball, by donating money to support finding better treatments for prostate cancer. Each year, during a special Home Run Challenge, Major League Baseball and the Prostate Cancer Foundation encourage baseball fans to make a financial pledge for every home run hit during select games June 7-17 at www.homerunchallenge.org. More healthy living tips, a free nutrition guide, and nutritious recipes can be found at www.pcf.org/nutrition. If you really want to show Dad how much you care this Fathers Day, consider forgoing a gluttonous meal and spend the day promoting healthy habits instead.

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THESTAR LOCAL GEORGIASECTION B Williams Family To Leave Brnswick After School Board Refuses To Appeal Decision Of RECAs ClosureMAY 26, 2012 By ARTHIANIXON Florida/Georgia Star 16 year-old Davia Willams and her younger sister Tamia have been raised with the knowledge that education is the key to success. While in Haiti on a mission with the United Nations Police, their father DJ would tell anyone who would listen that his princesses were on par with some college students. He attributed their prodigious talents to the education they were receiving at Risley Early College Academy. Venus and Serena may be the Williams Sisters known in the world of tennis, but when it came to academics in the small seaside town of Brunswick, Georgia, smack in the middle of Jacksonville and Savannah, Davia and Tamia are the Williams sisters of academics. Imagine DJ surprise when his wife Tamala called him to let him know that the school, which is over 90% black and paving the way to open doors into his childrens careers, was closing down. We could have avoided this entire situation with the schools closure had we known about it in advance, said Mr. Williams. The night the school board was voting to keep the school open, the parents were sitting up watching their children participate in a Black History recital at the school. Had we the parents known that our childrens school and education was in jeopardy we would have been to that school board meeting instead of sitting watching to see who would play Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on stage. The Williams family was just one in a group many who found it necessary to express their outrage with the decision amicably. The parents however found out that the decision to close the school was based on finances. Since 2007, theyve been fighting. Sadly, their fighting seems to have been in vain. The Star obtained a letter written by Supt. Howard S. Mann to parents earlier this year stating: The recommendation that I made to the Glynn County Board of Education to close Risley Early College Education Academy was one of the most difficult that I have ever had to make as superintendent. He further stated that closing RECA was based solely on the districts financial position, which has been impacted severely and negatively by several factors including a local tax digest that continues to decline dramatically, legislation that has reduced local funding for education by nearly $12 million over the past three years, and state budget cuts that began in 2003 and continue with no end in sight. Mr. and Mrs. Williams wrote Mr. Mann in May asking him to reverse the decision. They expressed how much they strongly disagreed with the school closing. They received a reply from Mr. Mann which read: There is not an appeal process; however, the Board of Education is a functional governmental organization with the responsibility of providing free and appropriate educational training to all students. Mr. Mann further stated: The services at RECA were duplicated services that we can no longer afford. Please be assured that your children will continue to receive the same services that they received in the past. The only difference will be their location. A father who spoke with our newspaper but asked not to be named said that the days of sit-ins are for a generation past. Weve done the marches, weve allowed our kids to stage a walk-out and it doesnt seem to make a difference, he said. One minute we hear the school is getting a multi-million dollar renovation and the next year we hear its closing. Why do the upgrades if there is going to be no school? What are they doing? Are they closing the school so that they can use the building? This is an outrage and instead of sitting quietly, we need to come together as a group and use the media and the power that it holds. The Star is a paper that represents us and the students in the school. We might have lost the battle but it might not be too late to win the war. Last week the fight seemingly came to a tear jerking end as the school held its annual commencement ceremonies. Davia, who has the highest GPA in the school, will not have the opportunity to graduate from the school which has made such an impact on her life. In fact, the schools first graduating class would have been next year. Tamia, also crossed the stage to receive her final awards with the RECAlogo. Now, the remaining students will be scattered at schools in Brunwick which their family feels is not up to par academically. The Williams however have decided to leave everything behind in Brunswick and head south to Jacksonville to facilitate their daughters acceptance into a medical program. My family is safe, says Mr. Williams. Yes, we have to find housing and everything but no sacrifice to great when it comes to kids. We have to uproot. But in the meantime we have a responsibility to the others who are looking for educational option. As it stands today, right now, I have to fight for the others. HONORS DAY:Tamala and D.J. Williams are making major sacrifice by moving their daughters Davia and Tamia to Jacksonville now that RECAis closing. The Williams family has gone directly to the top to fight to keep their childrens school from shutting down. They are just one family affected in the schools closure. Many may see today as a sad day with the announcement that R.E.C.A may close, but I remain optimistic because I believe in a God who is still on the throne. Davia Williams, age 16. RECA Top Scholar Future doctor Davia Williams had the top GPA at RECAis closing. She insipred students and staff through spoken word during her speach.

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MAY 26, 2012 THESTAR Jaguars Make $1 Million Commitment To VeteransPAGEB-4 The Jacksonville Jaguars have made a $1 million financial commitment and will take a leadership role in supporting aid efforts for military veterans in assimilating back into the community when they return from service. Through the development of a Veterans Guidance Center, these veterans will have access to critical resources for skills development, job transition counseling, and assistance transitioning into housing. In my short time in Jacksonville I have seen the impact and the importance of the military here in this community, Jaguars owner Shahid Khan said. Were honored to be able to help support and assist members of the military upon their return. We owe them a debt of gratitude for their loyal and selfless service to protect us and our freedoms, and we hope this commitment will benefit many veterans in their pursuit of training, jobs, housing and quality of life with their families. The announcement was made by Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown this morning at an invitation-only event at the Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts that included President Bill Clinton. Mayor Brown hosted the event, which was focused on jobs and the economy RENDRICK TAYLOR EARNS SPALDING HIGHLIGHT OF THE WEEK JACKSONVILLE The Arena Football League announced Tuesday that Jacksonville Sharks fullback Rendrick Taylor has earned the Spalding Highlight of the Week award for Week 11 of the 2012 season. Taylor is being honored for his 31-yard touchdown run in Jacksonvilles 55-19 win over the Iowa Barnstormers on Saturday night. The Sharks led the Barnstormers by a 13-0 score heading into the second quarter. On the first play of the second, Taylor took a pitch from quarterback Bernard Morris, beat the Barnstormer defenders to the edge and turned upfield, powering through one would-be tackler as he raced to the end zone. Taylors 31-yard burst put Jacksonville ahead by three scores and helped build a lead that would eventually grow to 31-0. Taylor also made Shark history on Saturday, becoming the first player in team history to rush for 50 or more yards in a single game. He finished with seven carries for 50 yards and that touchdown, breaking Morris previous franchise record of 42 yards, set on July 24, 2010 against the Bossier-Shreveport Battle Wings. This season, Taylor has rushed for 65 yards and three touchdowns on 14 carries and stands as the teams second-leading rusher, trailing Morris by four yards and Jamarko Simmons by one touchdown for the team lead in each category. Before turning pro, the 25-year-old Taylor played at Clemson University, where he actually began his Tiger career as a wide receiver before switching to fullback following a redshirt season. Taylor spent time on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers practice squad during the 2010 season and also suited up for the United Football Leagues Omaha Nighthawks in that same year. Taylor is a native of Clio, SC. Taylor becomes the fifth weekly award winner for the Sharks in 2012. Wide receiver Terrance Smith was named AFL Playmaker of the Week for both Week 4 and Week 6 and later earned the Spalding Highlight of the Week honor for Week 7, while lineman Jason Holman was selected as the JLS Ironman of the Week for Week 8. JACKSONVILLE, Fla. The Pensacola Blue Wahoos used strong starting pitching from Tim Crabbe, and a three-run home run from Yordanys Perez to top the Jacksonville Suns 4-1 on Monday afternoon at the Baseball Grounds. Omar Poveda kept the Pensacola bats silent until the sixth, when he lost his control and walked center fielder Ryan LaMarre on four pitches to lead off the inning. LaMarre's 12 stolen bases are third-most in the league, and with Poveda trying to limit his lead from first base, he threw the ball away allowing LaMarre to advance to second on the throwing error. On the next pitch, Didi Gregorius drove in the first run of the day with a single up the middle, with LaMarre scoring from second base to g ive Pensacola a 1-0 lead. The Blue Wahoos increased their lead in the eighth inning against Suns reliever Corey Madden. With one out, Brodie Green and Joel Guzman each singled. They weren't on base for long, when Yordanys Perez turned on an 0-2 pitch and hit his second home run of the season to increase Pensacola's lead to 4-0. Guzman hit safely in every game in the series going 8-for-21 wi th 6 RBI. Perez finished the day 3-for-4 with two singles and the three-run home run. He tied his career highs for hits and RBI in a single game. Pensacola has smashed 15 home runs in the month of May, after hitting just 11 in the first month of the season. Suns second baseman Jeff Dominguez hit a solo home run to right field off of reliever Justin Freeman to account for Jacksonville's only run. His second homer of the season, and first since the opening series of the year, when he hit a three-ru n home run against Huntsville. The Suns have now hit a home run in seven of the last nine games. The win gave the Blue Wahoos their first road series victory of the season, while the Suns have now lost their last three series. Pensacola is one game below .500 with a record of 22-23 and have moved past the Suns in the standings, with Jacksonvill e falling to 21-24. The Suns are 9-16 at the Baseball Grounds, and haven't won more than two straight home games this season. Omar Poveda suffered the loss even though he allowed just three hits and only one run in six innings of work. Poveda is now 3-2 on the season. He struck out six and walked three batters. Zach Neal and A.J. Ramos each pitched an inning of scoreless ball. Corey Madden allowed three hits and three runs in the Pensacola half of the eighth. Tim Crabbe pitched six scoreless innings and gave up just two hits to even his record at 2-2, with both of his wins this season coming on the road. The only hits he allowed in the game were singles by Ryan Patterson and Donnie Webb. In his last three starts, Crabbe has allowed just ten hits and one earned run over 18 innings. He earned his first win in nearly a month, w ith his last victory on April 23rd at Montgomery. Last season leadoff hitters batted just .167 against Crabbe, and the Suns had the ir leadoff hitter reach base only once in the game against him. The Blue Wahoos once again relied on the bullpen, using four relievers on Monday. Curtis Partch, Justin Freeman, and Donnie Joseph each pitched an inning holding the Suns to just one run. Donnie Joseph tossed the ninth inning to record his Southern League leading tenth save of the season. Joseph earned the save in all three of the Blue Wahoos wins in the series. The Suns dropped to 4-22 when allowing their opponent to score the first run. The first run has been key for the Wahoos as well, with 19 of their 22 wins coming when they cross the plate first. In the final three game's of the series, the Blue Wah oos built leads of 6-0, 3-0, and 4-0. In the last four games of the series, the Suns had just six hits combined in the first five i nnings of play and scored a total of three runs against Blue Wahoos starters. Wahoos Win Finale 4-1 Over Suns Orlando Magic CEO Alex Martins announced that Stan Van Gundy has been relieved of his duties as head coach. In addition President of Basketball Operations and General Manager Otis Smith (pictured) and the organization have mutually agreed to part ways. "On behalf of the DeVos Family, we sincerely appreciate and thank Otis and Stan for all that they have done on and off the floor for the Orlando Magic, said Martins. "These are the days you dread in this business, but we feel it's time for new leadership and new voices. "They both brought die-hard dedication and an unmatched work ethic on a daily basis, added Martins. Their success is well documented, as the Orlando Magic has had the fourth best record in the NBA over the last five years, and entering the playoffs this year the third most playoff wins over that period of time. The disappointment of getting eliminated in the first round of the playoffs these past two seasons played a primary role in our decision, as we feel our momentum towards winning a championship has paused. We wish Otis and Stan all the best and we look forward to taking the next step towards winning that championship." Orlando Magic Part Ways with Stan and Otis

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One Year of AccomplishmentsDear Fellow Citizens: This past weekend marked the one year anniversary of my becoming Jacksonvilles Mayor-elect. On May 19, 2011, I stood on the steps of City Hall with Mayor John Peyton and accepted the enormous honor and privilege that Jacksonville citizens had bestowed upon me. Shortly after my election, we assembled one of the most diverse and accomplished transition teams in our citys history. The transition teams hard work laid the foundation for our administration. I took office on July 1. Exactly two weeks later, we presented our first budget to the City Council. Working with the Council, we closed a nearly $60 million budget deficit without increasing taxes or fees or dipping into city reserves. We later enacted the first major reform of city government in two decades, streamlining operations so that the City of Jacksonville can operate more effectively and efficiently. We elevated the Office of Military Affairs, Veterans and Disabled Services to a Cabinet post, appointed a retired two star admiral to head the office, and announced new initiatives to support our brave military personnel and veterans. We have worked closely with the business community to generate jobs and economic activity. This partnerships successes have included companies like Bi-Lo/Winn-Dixie, Web.com, and Medtronics establishing or expanding their operations here. They have included the $10 million grant that we helped JAXPORT secure to make our port facilities more competitive. They include Mayor Browns Business Builder initiative, which helps small businesses find the tools they need to grow and prosper. They include EverBank deciding to move 1,500 jobs to Downtown Jacksonville. We have also worked to be innovative in these fiscally challenging times. I appointed the citys first ever education commissioner, an executive on loan who works for $1 per year. Through our efforts, we have raised private support for JROTC, created the Mayors Mentors Program, and this summer will give high school students an on campus college experience through our Learn to Earn initiative. We also created the citys first Office of Public Private Partnerships to build relationships and develop funding sources to support priorities like efficient government, economic development, downtown revitalization, education and parks. That office, which is also led by an executive on loan who works for $1 per year, has already paid dividends. Earlier this month, at an economic summit with President Bill Clinton, we announced more than $5 million in commitments from private partners for city priorities. In the six weeks remaining before my first year in office ends, we will build on those successes by working with the City Council to modernize the process for bringing high-wage jobs to Jacksonville and increase the focus on Downtown as a prime location for economic development. We will enhance our quality of life by launching an effort to turn one of the largest urban park systems into one of the best. Thank you again for the opportunity you gave me a year ago. I appreciate all you do to make our city a great place to live. Working together, we will take Jacksonville to the next level. Sincerely, Alvin Brown Mayor PAGE B-6 THESTAR MAY 26, 2012 From the Mayors Desk... OWNER/PUBLISHER CLARA McLAUGHLIN LEATH MANAGEMENT LONZIE LEATH, RINETTA M. FEFIE SALES & MARKETING DAN EVANS OFFICE/ACCOUNTS MANAGER SHIQUITA WILSON LAYOUT EDITOR MAY E. 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MAY 26, 2012THE STARPR 1 Sandy Neal Photojournalist The Aloft Hotel Hosted The 5thAnnual Erics Life, White Attire Benefit Party, an Angels Call. Eric is the brother of Roderick Borisade (Odd Rod), a local Poet. Eric passed away at the age of sixteen due to brain cancer. Eric was also a twin to a sister, Erica. Roderick (Odd Rod) has beaten the odds. Roderick and Erica were raised by their aunt Tina Harvey. They could not go to their grandmother Lessie and grandfather John Harvey because of their age and retirement status, they are both deceased now. At the time, Tina Harvey had two kids of her own she made the ultimate sacrifice and raised Roderick and his siblings. Rodericks mother had been on drugs for the most part of his life until about five or six years ago, she has been clean. Roderick grew up in the 45thand Moncrief area here in Jacksonville, Florida. Roderick (Odd Rod) realized at an early age that education was going to be his way out of a bad situation. He met a philanthropist, a woman by the name of Delores Kesler when he attended Raines High School, whom he says changed his life. She paid for a full scholarship for him to attend The University of North Florida where he attained a Bachelors degree in Multi-media. Delores Kesler encouraged him to pay it forward and Roderick did. He gave a family five hundred dollars that he did not know that hed heard about in the news whose son was dying of cancer, but after doing that he said, It felt good, since then he has given money to Brooks Rehabilitation and Hope Havens Childrens Clinic and Family Center. This year the money from the Benefit will go to Erics Life Inc. and a thousand dollars will go to River Region Human Services in Jacksonville, Florida. River Region works with people with many different addictions, Aids patients, Rehab and counseling to help patients get back on their feet and become productive members of society. Entertainment for the event was Poet Ali (Miami) of Black on Black Rhyme from Tallahassee, Levi Stephens from an R & B Singer/ Songwriter from the Washington D.C. area, Special Formula, a local Jacksonville Band and D.J. Byrd (a Crown Capitol/ Point Blank DJ) was the official DJ for the party. Rodericks stage name for when he is doing his poetry is, Odd Rod he says he calls himself that because he beat the odds and he credits Delores Kesler, his Aunt Tina as well as a few others that have helped him along the way, but most of all Education because it has changed his economic situation. Roderick has also written a childrens book titled, Buddy and Bird which he self-published. His poem, Plus Size is on ITunes, it is about his life with a drug addicted mother and his and her struggles. www.facebook.com/oddrod The 5thAnnual Erics Life, White Attire Benefit Party, an Angels Call Photo by Tarah Fagan Photo by Terrence Tyson

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MAY 26, 2012 THE STARPR 2 HEALTH Help Improve Dads Health This Fathers Day(StatePoint) Though your dad may be a superhero to you, he is not immune to common health problems that affect men. And as your father ages, his risk for certain life-threatening diseases increases. But you can be his superhero this Fathers Day by helping him form habits that promote good health and longevity. Here are some healthy ways to celebrate Dad this Fathers Day: Go Fishing: Stress is harmful to both mental and physical health, so get some fresh air and a sense of relaxation with a day on the water. Evidence from several studies suggests that incorporating fish into ones diet can help protect against prostate cancer because they contain good fat, particularly omega-3 fatty acids. Barbecue: If a barbecue is your annual tradition, dont fret. That fish you catch will go perfectly on the grill with a side of vegetables. Tomatoes and cruciferous vegetables like broccoli are a great choice. And if you cant forgo the beef, dont char. Charred meats can contain cancer-causing carcinogens that lodge in the prostate. Also skip the trans fatty acids found in margarine and give your meal a flavor boost with olive oil instead. Move: Play golf, play tennis, or simply walk off your meal together. Obesity increases a mans risk of heart disease, aggressive forms of prostate cancer, diabetes, stroke and hypertension, amongst other dangerous health problems, so make maintaining a healthy weight a priority for both you and Dad. Checkup: Prostate cancer affects one in six men, with more than 16 million men affected by the disease globally, and two million affected in the U.S. alone. Early diagnosis can improve ones prognosis, so encourage your father to schedule an appointment for a screening as soon as possible. Broader awareness and understanding for this disease are crucial for saving lives. Get Involved: You and Dad can support mens health while enjoying baseball, by donating money to support finding better treatments for prostate cancer. Each year, during a special Home Run Challenge, Major League Baseball and the Prostate Cancer Foundation encourage baseball fans to make a financial pledge for every home run hit during select games June 7-17 at www.homerunchallenge.org. More healthy living tips, a free nutrition guide, and nutritious recipes can be found at www.pcf.org/nutrition. If you really want to show Dad how much you care this Fathers Day, consider forgoing a gluttonous meal and spend the day promoting healthy habits instead. *****LIVING How To Turn Your Hobby Into A Career(StatePoint) If youre unemployed, underemployed, or unhappy with your job, youre not alone. Not only is the economy still in recovery mode, but according to The Conference Board, job unhappiness among American workers is at the highest level it has been in over 20 years of research. Thats why an increasing number of people are turning their hobbies and passions into a viable business. But how does one get started on such a venture? Its all about building an online business around your interests and the lifestyle you want to enjoy in order to establish yourself as an expert in your field, says Scott Fox, an online entrepreneur and author of the new book Click Millionaires: Work Less, Live More with an Internet Business You Love. Fox believes this isnt as hard as it sounds. He is offering some practical tips on how to turn your weekend pastime into a full-time money-making operation: Dont over-think your new business. Take action instead! Identify a niche industry, interest or community where you have expertise and interest. Brainstorm and buy a domain name that includes keywords important to your niche, is easy to spell, and is memorable. Set up a blog and post to it often. Many blog publishing platforms are free to use, such as Weebly.com, Blogger.com and Wordpress.com. But be sure to have your own domain name as it will appear more professional. Keep up-to-date on information pertaining to your industry. Use Google Alerts, a free service, to receive email alerts on news searches pertaining to your selected interests. Network with the top 20 professionals in your industry or target community via email, Facebook, Google+, or relevant community forums. Leave comments and questions on your contacts blogs and invite them to read and submit to your blog. Build your brand and direct traffic to your blog, site and Facebook page by soliciting comments and feedback from your audience. Keep at it. The best way to show up in search engine results is to consistently publish. For more tips on turning your area of expertise into a full-time career, visit www.ClickMillionaires.com. Leave the days of being an employee behind you and take control of your career by doing something you love. There is no professional path more rewarding. PHOTO SOURCE: (c) forcdan Fotolia.com

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MAY 26, 2012 THE STARPR 4 MAYOR BROWN CONGRATULATES JROTC CADETSAcknowledges successful continuation of program through public-private partnerships Mayor Alvin Brown congratulated Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) cadets this morning at City Hall. Mayor Brown, along with Congressman Ander Crenshaw and Duval County School Board Chair Betty Burney, celebrated the growth and successful public-private partnerships that he led to save the JROTC programs at Englewood, Mandarin, Raines and Wolfson High Schools. Jacksonville is a military town. We have the two biggest Navy bases in the state. One out of every four people in our city is connected to the service. JROTC isnt just a school program. It is part of our culture, said Mayor Brown. So when I realized it would cost $200,000 to preserve JROTC at some of our local high schools, I reached out to everyone I could. Cadets, instructors, schools, parents and the community stepped up, and enrollment increased by 39 percent. Enrollment in the JROTC programs at the four schools increased this school year from 412 to 574. Sixty additional cadets enrolled in the program at Mandarin High School, 39 more at Englewood High School, 33 more at Raines High School and 30 more cadets at Wolfson High School. The growth in enrollment helps the programs remain sustainable beyond the success of Mayor Browns public-private partnerships. Participation in extra-curricular activities such as JROTC correlate with staying in school, getting better grades and graduating from high school.

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DNA Leads to Arrest of Rapist From 2010A man was arrested for sexual assault of a 15-year-old girl from 2010. On September 6, 2010, 36-year-old Freddie Owen Felder III climbed through a bedroom window at around 5 to 6 a.m. Felder had a mask on and approached the 15-year-old victim with a knife, threatening her if she didnt do as he said. He then choked her with both hands and raped her. He choked her so hard that he left scratches on her neck Police say he then fled the scene and that he left enough DNAevidence. Felder was unidentified until the DNA evidence was thoroughly examined. Results led to the arrest of Felder, who police say had been convicted of a similar case in the past. In January 1998, Felder had assaulted a girl who was around the same age as his most recent victim. He was convicted in 2000. He was charged with attempted sexual battery and sentenced to five years in prison. Psychologists requested for treatment under the Jimmy Royce Act for Felder after his prison sentence. The Jimmy Royce Act allowed for the Florida Department of Corrections, the Department of Children and Family Services, and state attorneys to look over Felders history of sex offense and decide whether he was likely to commit such offenses again. Felder was released in 2003 as he was not considered to be a threat anymore. Records show that Felder also served two years in 1997 for resisting an officer with violence. He also served four years for attempted armed robbery in 1992. In March 2011, Felder was arrested on the front yard of his home and was held on $1 million bond. Felder was scheduled for trial for his most recent offense, but instead he pleaded no contest to a charge of lewd and lascivious battery on a child younger than 16, a second-degree felony. An attorney suggested that Felder be sentenced to life in prison and declare him a sexual predator. A testimony from the victim convinced the judge to accept the recommendation and Felder was sentenced to life. The defendants violent criminal acts are a chilling reminder that dangerous and violent predators prowl our communities, said an attorney. The courageous victims testimony was compelling, persuasive and resulted in a life sentence for the defendant. He will no longer pose a threat to our communities. Crime and Justice Crime and JusticeA Publication of the Florida Star and Georgia StarMAY 26, 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. Teen Charged with Attempted Murder A 17-year-old teen was arrested after shooting a man in the leg during a home invasion. Police say Khalin Bryant had barged into a home with another person and demanded money from the two teens inside. Both the intruders were armed with silver revolvers and they started beating the victims. The father of one of the victims entered the room with a wooden stick and Bryant shot him in the leg. He fell to the ground and broke his arm and elbow. Bryant then fired another shot grazing his chest, according to reports. One of the victims told police that he recognized one of the intruders who went by the name of Snap Trap, which is Bryants nickname. Detectives were able to determine Bryant as one of the suspects and arrested him for second degree murder, armed burglary, and aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. Detectives are still searching for the second suspect. They are saying he is a 20-year-old tall black male. Tyheim Alexis Freddie Felder

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MAY 26 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. How You Can Prevent Your Children From Doing Drugs Establish and maintain good communication with your children. The better you know your children, the easier it will be to guide them towards positive activities and friendships. Talk to your children every day. Share what happened to you and ask what happened to them during the day. Ask questions that kids cant answer with yes or no, such as what was your favorite part of the day. Ask your children their opinions and include them in making decisions. Show your children that you value their thoughts and input. Be ready to talk to your children as early as the fourth grade, when they may first feel peer pressure to experiment with alcohol, drugs, or cigarettes Listen to your childs or teens concerns nonjudgmentally. Repeat them to make clear that you understand. Dont preach. Young people are less likely to get involved with drugs when caring adults are a part of their life. Spend time doing something your children want to do every day. Support your childrens activities by attending special events, like recitals and games, and praising them for their efforts. Help your children manage problems by asking what is wrong when they seem upset and letting them know you are there to help. Be a positive role model. Why? Because Children imitate adults. Demonstrate ways to solve problems, have fun, and manage stress without using alcohol or drugs. Point out examples of irresponsible behavior, such as ones you see in movies or hear in music. Remember that you set the example. Avoid contradictions between your words and your actions. Use alcohol in moderation, dont smoke cigarettes, and never use drugs. Talk to your children about drugs. When parents talk to their kids early and often about substance abuse, kids are less likely to try drugs. Short discussions go a long way. Engage your children in a conversation. Ask what they know, how they feel, and what they think about the issue. Talk to your children one-on-one and together. Educate yourself about alcohol, tobacco, and drug use before talking to your children. You will lose credibility if you dont have your facts right. Set some time aside for you and your child to act out scenarios in which one person tries to pressure another to drink alcohol, smoke, or use a drug. Figure out two or three ways to handle each situation and talk about which works best. Your Safety Man Arrested After Shooting at Three Officers A man was charged with multiple counts of attempted murder after shooting at three law enforcement officers. Three officers attempted to make contact with a suspicious person, Michael Wayne Bailey, 25. Bailey was stopped because he matched the physical description and was wearing the same clothing as the suspect that had just been involved in a reported verbal altercation. The complaint provided a sworn statement that Bailey displayed a handgun in his waistband during the altercation. Bailey fled the scene and police were reported of the incident. Bailey was stopped by the officers as he matched the given description and one of them asked Bailey if he was armed to which he replied No. The officer then attempted to conduct a weapons pat-down on Bailey, but he began to flee on foot. He then armed himself with a .22 cal revolver, which was in his pocket and as he was beginning to flee, raised the handgun and fired at the officers. At the time he fired the weapon at the officers, one of them was approximately 5-6 feet from Bailey. Bailey then dropped the gun and after a brief foot pursuit was taken into custody. Bailey then admitted to being possession of a firearm but not shooting the gun. Also a check revealed Bailey was convicted as an out of state felon. Bailey was charged with three counts of attempted first degree murder of a law enforcement officer and felon in possession of a firearm. Nobody was injured. Michael Bailey Man Kills Father with Hammer Police say a man was killed by his own son while he was lying in bed. Police say Shedrick Louis Partin, 23, struck his father, Samuel Lee Partin, 61, in the head multiple times in the head with a hammer and a white door stop, while he was lying in bed. The injuries were so severe that he died. During an authorized search warrant at the home after the incident, a pair of gray and black boots and blue jean pants were recovered inside Partins bedroom with what appeared to be blood stains. Partin was said to have been seen leaving the residence wearing those clothes earlier in the morning., while the victim was still alive. The defendant was also last seen wearing a black hooded sweat shirt with bright designs on the front of it. A second witness observed the defendant returning to the neighborhood wearing the same sweatshirt. This sweatshirt was later found and recovered by detectives at a different location. The sweatshirt was inspected and found to have suspected blood stains. The hammer and a white door stop were also recovered inside the residence with what appeared to be blood transfer. The DNA of all the evidence matched Partins profile and the blood on all the evidence matched his fathers. Partin was arrested for 2nd degree murder. Shedrick Partin

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Man Tries to Rob 7-Eleven With Rock Colorado Springs, COPolice say there have been several robberies in Colorado Springs recently that involved suspects using rocks. There have been reports of a thief threatening employees with a rock at other liquor stores and also at an Arbys. Police say in the most recent robbery, a man entered a 7-Eleven store and demanded money. The employees did not feel threatened at all, so he threw the rock at one of them and attacked another. The man fled without any cash or the rock he came with. Police have finally identified the man as 51-year-old Dwight Davis and are searching for this rock-wielding criminal. Woman Leaves Children in Car to Rob Subway Restaurant Tulsa, OKLorna Hampton, 25, had left her two children in her car before entering a subway restaurant. The store clerk said that Hampton demanded money while pointing a BBgun at him. The clerk instead turned around and ran off to somewhere in the back of the restaurant. In the video, Hampton is then seen jumping over the counter and taking money out of the cash register. The clerk returns and shoots Hampton with a taser gun and Hampton can be seen freezing up and falling over like a wooden plank to the ground. The employee said as they were waiting for police, Hampton was still trying to reach for the money. She then cried and begged to let her go as she had children. When police came, she was arrested and charged with assault with two counts of child endangerment and robbery with a firearm MAY 26, 2012 THE STAR C&J 3Bizarre Crimes Bizarre Crimeswho, what, when...huh? Other Unusual Crimes Across the Nation Man Keeps Calling Police on Ex-Wife and Gets Charged with Stalking A man who had been arrested last year for stalking his ex-wife was recently arrested again for stalking and was caught in the act. Danny Paige, 43, called police one night to report that his ex-wife had left the children alone at her house as she left to go to the club. When the police went to the apartment complex, they found her in her pajamas with her two children. Paige told the officers that she was afraid because she knew Paige was watching her every move. The police searched for Paige but could not find him. Paige called the police again the next day reporting that two women were arguing, but police did not find anything happening. Instead they spotted Paige running away from the apartment and they approached him. When asked, he told them he came to visit someone but when asked for the name or apartment number, he did not have any answers. Paige was arrested and charged with stalking. Police say Paige and his ex-wife lived together in the past and had a child together. He has three prior convictions from last year, including trespassing and domestic stalking. Man Charged with Neglect After Child Found Playing on Roadway A man was arrested after a seventeen month old child was found outside playing on the roadway. 24-year-old Elton Jerome Davis Jr. was said to have left the child at his residence all alone. Davis placed the child who was sleeping on the couch and left the to go to work. A witness later spotted the child playing outside in the roadway with a dog. Police say the roadway was an active thoroughfare. The witness recognized the child and brought him back to the home, where she discovered the front door had been left open. She entered the home to look for Davis, but she could not find him. When Davis was later questioned and he told the police that he placed the child on a couch, put Cheerios and orange juice nearby for him. Police say the child is too young and is unable to protect or take care of himself and arrested Davis. Davis was charged with child neglect without great harm and the child was put in the care of DCF. Woman Attacked After Returning iPhone to Owner Fredericksburg, VAA 53-year-old woman had come across an iPhone near a 7-Eleven and as a good samaritan, she contacted the owner of the phone and set up a meeting to return it. She met up with the couple and returned the phone to them. They also gave her a cash reward, but when she turned around, the male owner grabbed her from behind and threw her to the ground. He then took the money back and the couple fled the area. Police have not identified the couple, but are investigating. Man Kidnaps and Tortures Dinner Date for Two Days Kansas City, Mo56-year-old Carey Clark had picked up his date, who he had met at a nightclub. As they were on their way to dinner, Clark told his date that he had to stop by his house because he forgot his credit cards. After inviting her in, he locked the door and started punching and kicking her. The victim was locked in the house for two days and was beaten, raped, and also shocked with a stun gun. The victim also said he kept calling her a whore and that he hated whores. Clark told her that he was the cousin of Terry Blair, a convicted killer, and he hated whores as well. He told her that he wanted to kill them too. Clark was also said to have smoked PCP. At one point, Clark became hungry and left the house, leaving the victim alone. The victim then managed to lift a window screen to escape and ran across the street wrapped in a sheet to a neighbor who called the police for her. Clark was arrested and charged with kidnapping, forcible sodomy, and two counts of attempted forcible rape. Elton Davis Jr. Danny Paige

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MAY 26, 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: Vickie Baptiste Age: 17 Weight: 133 lbs Last seen: 5/02/12 Name: Tashiumbe J. Hill Age: 14 Weight: 140 lbs Last seen: 4/20/12 Name: Jashae Lewis Age: 16 Weight: 110 lbs Last seen: 5/01/12 Name: Jasmine Kierra Paul Age:17 Weight: 150 lbs Last seen: 5/09/12 Name: Ashley F. Perpignad Age: 14 Weight: 160 lbs Last seen: 5/07/12MOSTWANTED Burglary SuspectPolice are trying to identify a male suspect that was involved with a burglary. Photos are attached of the unknown suspect. The suspect appears to be a black male with tattoos down his right arm. Anyone with any information about the identity or location of the suspect is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS or email at rewards@fccrimestoppers.com. You will remain anonymous and receive a possible reward if your tip leads to an arrest. Name:Latoya ClaryOffense:Aggravated Batter w/Deadly Weapon Name:Lawanda AllenOffense:Fraud Use of Personal ID Name: Kenneth ChanceOffense: Domestic Battery Strangle Name:Marcel Clark Offense:Aggravated Batter w/Deadly Weapon