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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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United States -- Florida -- Duval -- Jacksonville
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Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
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"Florida's statewide black weekly."
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Publisher: Eric O. Simpson, Feb. 14, 1981- .

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Family matriarch and a guiding force of Black Enterprise, Barbara Kydd Graves passed away at Howard University Hospital after a more than three-year battle with gall bladder cancer on Friday, May 25. She was 75. The wife of Earl G. Graves Sr., the founder, chairman and publisher of Black Enterprise, she played a vital role in the growth and development of the publication and media company, and its mission of economic empowerment and wealth building for African Americans. Since the launch of Black Enterprise Magazine in 1970, Barbara Graves, an alumna of Brooklyn College and a former elementary school teacher, held every Inspired by Steve Harveys Hoodie Awards, Miracle Home Care Inc. (Shashicka Tyre, Owner); Presents the 1st Annual Recognize Your Community Awards Held in Brunswick, Georgia. The Recognize Your Community Awards honors the Best in our Neighborhood within 9 categories. Hosted By Actress Vivica A. Fox and Angela Smith (Play Writer and Motivational Speaker, Brunswick (GA ) Live Musical Performances by National Recording Artist Bobby Valentino and Fantasia, along with Brunswick Recording Artist Jessica Rogers and Worship Leader Minister Kristie Aranah. Comedian Big E of Savannah, Ga. Friday Kick Off event ; All White Attire Party A Red Carpet was hosted by DeWight Eubanks of Atlanta House wives Culminating with Car and Truck Show/ Low Country Boil. Former presidential candidate, John Edwards was acquitted on the charge of campaign finance fraud. However, a mistrial was declared on five other counts when jurors said they could decide if he illegally used money to hide his pregnant mistress while he was running for president. Edwards was a democratic candidate when President Obama was also running for president. His wife travelled with him on the campaign trail and came to Jacksonville with him during that time since she was a former resident of the city. During the time, a story was released that he had a mistress. He, of course, denied such. Later it was learned that his mistress was pregnant and even after the baby girl was born, he denied the relationship. Later he did confess to having the relationship and finally that the baby was his. He and wife divorced and she later died of breast cancer. His trial lasted for one month and exposed much of the sex scandal. Wh the judge, after nine days asked for a verdict, the jury said they could only agree on one. It was finally determined that the trial would end as a hung jury. The new copper sales law will impact all of those selling copper to a recycler or buying the copper. The metal crackdown bill could put thieves behind bars for up to 30 years. There is a rampant string of AC burglaries throughout the state of Florida and many companies are having to place their Air Condition units in cages. This situation also affects private homes. Therefore, Florida legislators have unanimously passed a law that would make stealing copper would become a first-degree felony carrying a maximum sentence of up to 30 years in prison. With the new law, we should have less damage to our homes and offices, the buyers of copper will be more careful and so will be thieves. The Florida State Conference and The Jacksonville Branch of The NAACP along with SCLC, The Urban League, and The National Action Network were scheduled to walk from Hemming Plaza to the New Duval County Courthouse to bring attention to what is being called unjust application of mandatory minimum sentences and to pray with a theme New Courthouse, New Attitude. Rain from a Tropical storm caused plans to change to a prayer vigil at the Bethel Baptist Institutional Church Historic Sanctuary hosted by Bishop Rudolph McKissick Jr. Bishop Mckissick representing Bethel Institute and Board Members of The National Action Network reminded those present that this is not just a national involvement, there are local soldiers on the ground fighting. His statements were we stand our ground, there are certain things we will not just stand by and allow to continue. He issued a request to Gov. Scottsince you came to see what tropical Storm Beryl was doing and the cost Jacksonville may need for a clean up COME BACK AND SEE THE STORM THATS BREWING BY THE PEOPLE YOU PUT IN PLACE. He also questioned Prosecutor Angela Corey s motives by asking the question to Ms Corey, if a man was going up side your yyy0vjghnqtkfcuvct0eqo Looking for customers to patronize your business or utilize your services? 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And really felt puzzled when evidence that the storm was still around on Thursday with a question of, how long? Photo by FM Powell3 Xqvkpi"Tkijvu"Vjtgcvu Oc{"qt"Oc{"pqv"Gpf It is time we all take the time to observe the changes this country is going through regarding civil rights for all and the strategies being used to have a controlling group of citizens in this country. Money is the key! So often we hear that the morning after the 2008 presidential election, meetings were held all over the country to see if there was any way the votes could be retracted or, begin work immediately to get rid of the newly elected president or block all of the changes he promised to make. And guess what, these past four years have been spent, blocking CHANGES. Florida is one of the states leading an effort to deny eligible Americans their right to vote. According to reports the many voters purged consist mainly of independent-minded, Latino, and Democratic-leaning voters. It was also shown that a disproportionate number of nonwhite voters on the list that will not be able to vote in November, compared to the states active voter rolls is extremely large and the governor, despite clear errors and suspected bias will continue to lower the number of certain people, so more will be barred. The Supervisor of elections for Duval County, Jerry Holland is making a strong effort by going to the schools to register voters and having the list of persons on the list to be purged, notified through the mail and the media, including The Florida Star. However, on May 31, a Florida election law requiring third-party groups to turn in voter registration forms within 48 hours is harsh and impractical. Therefore, U. S. District Judge Robert Hinkle blocked the enforcement of that provision, but left intact most of the election law passed last year by the states Republican-controlled legislature. 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JACKSONVILLE, FL ALCOTT Dorothy Traver, 89, died May 25, 2012. AMACKER David Lester, Jr., 67, died May 21, 2012. ANGEL Otella, 81, died May 27, 2012. BORDERS, Katie Longmire, 93, died May 22, 2012. BOREE Levi, 89, died May 23, 2012. BRIM Roger, 68, died May 27, 2012. BROWN, Michael, 51, died May 25, 2012. BROWN, Rose Lee, died May 22, 2012. BROWN Tomekia, 34, died May 21, 2012. BROWN Willie Jean Lawson, 59, died May 23, 2012. CHITTY, Ivalene Copeland, 84, died May 29, 2012. CONWAY Muriel, 82, died May 22, 2012. DIXON, Harold R., 56, died May 28, 2012. DUNLAP, Nan Adamson, 87, died May 23, 2012. ELLISON, Lollie Mae, died May 25, 2012. EVERETT Ethel Johnson, died May 23, 2012. FIELDS Wesley Calvin Red, 86, died May 24, 2012. FRENCH Dorothy J., died May 23, 2012. FRIEDMAN, Robert, 82, died May 27, 2012. GIBSON Mark Andrew, died May 20, 2012. GORE James,72, died May 27, 2012. HARPER Eugene D., died May 28, 2012. HAUGHTON Malachi, III, died May 23, 2012. HAYMANS Eunice Rachel Lee, 77, died May 22, 2012. HINES Raymond E., 61, died May 22, 2012. HNYLA, Milton L., Sr., 83, died May 23, 2012. HOLMES-POUGH, Margie Ann, 66, died May 24, 2012. JAMES Frank Hampton, 85, died May 23, 2012. KANE, Imogene M., 85, died May 24, 2012. KLOTTEN, Beatrice Nelson, 97, died May 29, 2012. LEE Regenia, 51, died May 20, 2012. LONEY Audrey G., died May 23, 2012. MAULDEN James, 69, died May 24, 2012. McNAIR Robert, died May 24, 2012. MELTON, Flora E., 90, died May 23, 2012. MILLER Jenny, 66, died May 22, 2012. MILTON Annie M., died May 24, 2012. MURRAY Annette, died May 22, 2012. ONEAL Lawrence E. Larry, Jr., 59, died May 21, 2012. PADGETT Wilma Stokes, died May 24, 2012. PARKER David Michael, 45, died May 21, 2012. REXROAT Unema Eads, 85, died May 28, 2012. RILEY Roosevelt, died May 21, 2012. ROBERTS Robert Bobby, 47, died May 23, 2012. SCHIAVONE Richard, 54, died May 26, 2012. SINGLETON Gwendolyn, 51, died May 24, 2012. SKINNER Ivan Leslie, 70, died May 28, 2012. SMITH Phyllis M., 93, died May 25, 2012. SPEIGHTS Donald Leroy, 65, died May 21, 2012. TAYLOR Agnes Barr, 86, died May 22, 2012. THOMAS RubenHoward, Jr. 44, died May 27, 2012. THOMAS Willie Roy, died May 21, 2012. THORTON, Jerry, died May 22, 2012. THORTON Peter, died May 22, 2012. VOSS, Henry Clare, 70, died May 23, 2012. WAINWRIGHT Norris Chip, 85, died May 25, 2012. WALKER Cynthia Ann, 46, died May 23, 2012. WEINER Ginny M., 28, died May 24, 2012. WHEELER Julia E., 80, died May 29, 2012.~*~ GEORGIA DEATHS DOUGLAS, Eugene Doug,Ž 61, died May 24, 2012. GILLAND Untaivus, died May 29, 2012. NELSON, Catherine, died May 26, 2012. QUARTERMAN Nonie Mae, died May 29, 2012. STEWART Christina Addie, died May 28, 2012. SULLIVAN Lisa Lee, died May 21, 2012. WILLIAMS, Lillian Geiger, 83, died May 19, 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 JUNE 2, 2012 Tune In To WCGL AM RadioForIMPACT IMPACTTuesday and Thursday from 8:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.AtWCGL1360.comThe Florida Star and Impact Striving To Make A Difference! Clara McLaughlin Leath Host Yvonne Brooks Co-Host CHURCH ADVERTISING DEADLINE: ADVERTISING DEADLINE: For the Church Page For the Church Page Wednesdays @ 2:00 P.M. Wednesdays @ 2:00 P.M. (904) 766-8834 ask for Liz (904) 766-8834 ask for Liz or EMAIL: info@thefloridastar.com or EMAIL: info@thefloridastar.com DEATH NOTICES DEATH NOTICES Central Metropolitan C.M.E. Church4611 North Pearl St., Jacksonville, FL 32206 Ofc (904) 354-7426 Fax (904) 354-0934Rev. Marquise Hardrick, Pastor ~ Worship Service ~Sun Church School 9:30a.m. Sun Morning Worship -10:45 a.m. Tues Eve Bible Study 6:30 p.m. Wed Bible Study 12 Noon Wed Feeding Ministry 2:00 p.m. ANNOUNCEMENTS Lion of the Tribe of Judah Ministries, Inc. PASTOR Dr. Sirretta Williams (Temporary services held) 623 Beechwood St., Jacksonville, FL 32206 Sunday School.......10:00 a.m. ~ Sunday Worship .......11:00 a.m. Every 5th Sunday Friends and Family Day Wednesday Bible Study 7:00 p.m. Direct Phone: 904.866.7047 Office Phone: 904.356.4226 Seeing Beyond The Lifestyle To Save A Life Website: www.lottojm.com Listings are due the Tuesday before the next issue. Email submissions preferred. Send to: Info@TheFloridaStar.com Rev. Marquise & Mrs. Deedra Hardrick Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you; and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.Ž Mathew 28:19-20 C. L. Page Mortuary offers full funeral and cremation services at an affordable price because we care. We are now offering Live Streaming of Funeral and Visitation Services.Ž3031 Moncrief Road Jacksonville, FL 32209Visit us atWWW.CLPAGEMORTUARY.COM Carla L. Page, LFDIC Come join Bishop Dr. Lorenzo Hall Sr.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. 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 AGAPE LOVE HEALING MINISTRY HOLDS WOMENS CONFERENCEThe first Agape Love Healing Womens Conference was held on Saturday, May 12, 2012 at the Murchison Temple C.M.E. Church, located at 5817 Catoma Street. The conference was in honor of Evangelist Zelena WilkersonCrawford who died on 2/1/2012 from Breast Cancer. Dr. Deborah Wallace is the pastor of Murchison Temple. The speakers ministered on different aspects of healing such as emotional and physical healing. The conference was attended by approximately 25 women who received a blessing. The speakers were: Evangelist Vern Tate, Sister Leola Williams, Minister Brenda Mitchell, Dr. Deborah Wallace and Sister Judy Smith. All of the women in attendance received a goodie bag, as well as a door prize and photos were taken. A special thanks to the businesses and elected officials in the community who contributed items for the success of this event. ATTENTION Male/Female, 65 or older, looking for a place to place your elderly parent, to be taken care of Three meals a day Bedtime Snacks Take care of all personal items Assistance Living in my home will be taken care of. Please give me a call (904) 768-7948 (904) 442-3818

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JUNE 2, 2012THE STAR PAGE A-3 Xqvgtu/"Eqpvkpwgf"htqo"C/3 The League of Women voters had challenged the law, which had a $1,000-a-day fine for failing to meet the requirements. The group said the requirement was so onerous that it stopped holding voter registration drives in Florida. With election coming up in Florida, there is much work to be done. Lets get to work, especially since Governor Scotts administration vows to accelerate voter purge. In addition to lowering the number of voters, such state representatives as Jeff Clemens has joined a campaign, in the interest of the public welfare and to restore faith in the political process, he is asking Florida residents to join with Montana and 22 other states to fight the influence of the unlimited corporate cash that has hijacked elections in America. Corporate interests have petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to strike the states corrupt practices act, which was designed to allow voters to clearly understand which corporations are attempting to influence the political process, not by banning those contributions but merely regulating them. With this, the average, everyday citizens will lose their voice. DctcdctcContinued from A-1 major position, including editorial director, circulation director and chief financial officer, during the 40-plus-year history of this company. Along the way, she is credited with grooming and developing several generations of executive leadership, including sons Earl Jr., Johnny and Michael, all of whom have worked as executives at Black Enterprise. Graves also co-founded and guided the Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit, the premier networking event and conference for women executives of color. My mother was a steadfast and loving partner and counselor to my father; his quiet source of strength and inspiration,Ž says Earl Graves Jr., president and CEO of Black Enterprise. She served as mentor and guide to several generations of employees, managers and professionals. Above all, she genuinely cared for every member of the Black Enterprise family, and held a special passion for children and young people in particular.Ž

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PAGE A-4THE STARJUNE 2, 2012Talk of the Town! Talk of the Town! Frances Bradley Columnist frances@thefloridastar.comVolume Burks, Photographer E kaabo (eh-kah-bow). Welcome. has come and gone! There was music to fit all tastes … Bebop Jazz, Latin Jazz, Contemporary Jazz, Jazz Fusion, Bluesy Jazz, Nawlins Jazz, and Ragtime. Sacred Jazz was in the plan, but was outplayed by an act of God called Beryl. I thought my cousin, Barbara Breaker, was joking when she texted that the Mayor had cancelled Day 4 of the Festival because of an impending Tropical Storm. I checked Weather.com which showed a temperature of 88 degrees Fahrenheit on a cloudless day! I thought it was premature to cancel given the Festivals spotty history of inclement weather. I kept thinking of 1986 when diehard fans stood in the driving rain at Metropolitan Park for trumpet master, Miles Davis, who played with his back to them; then, there was the rain and wind of 1993 which drove festival producers to turn the stage around, so that enduring fans could retreat to the covered backstage; and lets not forget the noreaster, which brought rain and a chill to the 96 event. In a Times-Union interview, the 1999 headliner, Grover Washington Jr. said, One of my fondest memories occurred there [Jacksonville]. I was sitting in with Bela Fleck and the weather was terrible but nobody left [it was 1992, and we surely did not leave]. Youve really cultivated great fansƒvery smart listeners. I later reasoned that the permanent structure at Metropolitan Park was more stable than the temporary staging utilized for todays downtown festival, although portable vendor booths are always used. I suppose three out of four days of fantastic music and clear weather aint bad. Especially since I can add hearing live performances by four veritable giants of jazz, the octogenarian, Sonny Rollins, and the timeless Jazz Crusaders … Joe Sample, Wilton Felder, and Wayne Henderson … to my bucket list! SPEAKING OF JAZZƒMeet Tonisha Landry-Gaines Manager of Special Events for the City of Jacksonville Recently appointed to the position, she began working with the city as Special Assistant to Mayor Alvin Brown in July 2011. The Special Events office produces city-sponsored entertainment, i.e. the Jacksonville Jazz Festival, World of Nations, FloridaGeorgia Football Classic, etc. Ms. Landry-Gaines is a graduate of Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Economics. Her community involvement includes Girls Incorporated Jacksonville, the PTA at Andrew Robinson Elementary, the War on Poverty-Florida, and the Jacksonville Womens Business Center Marketing Matters program, where she currently serves as a mentor. Congratulations Tonisha. We at TALK OF THE TOWN! wish you success and look forward to your leadership in the Special Events office. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ STILL SPEAKING OF JAZZ, you never want to miss Renee Ebalaroza, vocalist with the Noel Freidline Quintet. Renee whipped the crowd into frenzy with her rendition of Etta James At Last while the judges deliberated during the Piano Competition. NFQ played Saturday on the Jacksonville Landings Breezin Stage. Unfortunately, their two scheduled performances of Sacred Jazz with the Jacksonville Mass Choir on Sunday were cancelled because of Beryl. The Jazz Corner at Hilton Head, S.C. accurately describes Renee as a dynamic and extraordinary jazz vocalist.Ž www.thejazzcorner.com/artists.php I have known Renee forƒOMG!ƒmore than 20 years! The first time I heard her sing, I was among the customers of a local hotels piano bar, who were captivated by this petite womans slamming rendition of Arethas Dr. FeelgoodŽ. Who knew she had chops like that! I was a fan from that moment. In fact, Renee was lead singer in a local rock band, the Untouchables. One night I met my good friend, Joyce Bizot, at Partners (now the Brick in Avondale) for dinner and to enjoy jazz pianist Noel Freidlines group. You could have called me a ten pin and bowled me over when I saw Renee on the bandstand sitting in for Noels regular vocalist! It was a magical night and I get goose bumps reminiscing about that evening as destiny unfolded before our very eyes. The Noel Freidline Trio featuring Renee Dickerson (she would become Ebalaroza a few years later) was born that night. They would become Jacksonvilles favorite jazz ensemble with a following which showed up wherever they appeared … Orlando, Savannah, Hilton Head, etc. Later, as the Noel Freidline Quartet, they would become the house band at Las Vegas Bellagio Hotel, and a birthday gift to Julia Roberts from her husband. But, on that magical night at Partners twenty years ago, Renees amazing voice would make a lasting connection with the musical style called jazz. BTW, the vocalist that she sat in for never got the job back with Noel. Destiny! Over the years, as personal friends, weve shared happy times … dinner gatherings where she proved that shes more than a pretty face with mad vocal skills cause the girl can burn in the kitchen, OMG! and sad times when she sang The Lords Prayer at my mothers funeral and I received the news of the passing of her dad, Irving Dickerson, who was a magnificent gentleman. When Renee comes for the Jazz Festival, it is a family reunion of sorts, which includes a ritual meet up at Carls Diner in Springfield for oxtails and collard greens with sister Velitia Gaines, who drives down from Atlanta with husband Terrence (a real jokester), the love of her life, husband Michael Ebalaroza, and yours truly. We didnt make it to Carls this time, but theres always next year! Theodore Walter "Sonny" Rollins Piano Competition Finalists, l-r: Richard Sears, Steven Denny, Winner-Addison Frei, Zoltan Balogh, 2nd PlaceEmmet Cohen. Judges, l-r: Brian Culbertson, Per Danielsson, and John Thomas The Jazz Crusaders: Joe Sample-piano, Wilton Felder-saxophone, and Wayne Henderson-trombone Frances Bradley, Corey Wilborn, and Jeanine Downing Noel Freidline and Renee Ebalaroza Crowd pleaser, Trombone Shorty Jacksonville Jazz Festival Hall of Fame Honorees, left-right, Dick Brown, Dan Kossof, Joyce Bizot, and Bob Bednar Tribal Disorder with Festival Hall of Famers, Longineu Parsons, Jr. on trumpet and Von Barlow, on drums (right) Marcus Roberts and Bela Fleck Kerry White, Chris Parsons, Christine Parsons, and proud papa, Charles Parsons Left to right: Ok Sun Burks, Glenda Washington, visitor Zelma Smith, and Frances Bradley Otis and Robin Railey Naim Rashid, Jazz Festival Hall of Fame 2012 Jacksonvill e Jazz Festival Hall of Fame Inductee, Prof. Gary Starling Kevin Hickman and Patrice Williams, Owners, Sweet Blue Lady Owners showing off their Mac 'n Cheese

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PAGE A-6THE STAR JUNE 2, 2012 Resource Control Central for African American Men and Women.The site for real empowerment and wealth building. Join the 2012 erase the hate movement and help us create a real community based on resources. www.nationofbrothers.com www.nationofsisterz.com Kv‘uContinued from A-1 what would you do?Ž of course Ms. Corey was not there to answer Perhaps she will hear and give some thought. Should you hear her speaking ,please pay attention. In this meeting Isaiah Rumlin, President of the Jacksonville Chapter of the NAACP talked about the Judicial Branch of Government being where playing fields are leveled, politics, favoritism, prejudice and discrimination are put in check and left outside the courthouse. In his address Mr. Rumlin stated since the tenure of Angela Corey as State Attorney true justice has taken a back seat to political gamesman ship with the lives and futures of citizens in Duval, Clay and Nassau Counties. He went on to say thatŽ Ms. Corey has implanted a brutal, merciless, unfair, unjust, immoral, prejudicial and discriminatory policy of bringing the absolute highest possible charge against some while giving a free pass to others who should be prosecuted for more serious charges and face stiffer penalties. Mr. Rumlin not only pointed to Ms. Alexanders case where its reported the investigating officer made a conscious decision to arrest her for aggravated assault, because there was no basic to believe she intended to shoot anyone and under Florida s Sentencing Guidelines may have only faced 12 months and Ms. Corey added Floridas 10-20-life statue to the charge enhancing the 12 months County time to 20 years Florida State prison time. He went on the point to the case of Johnny Wills Rogers whose booking report on March 8, 2012 states Mr. Wills is a non-Hispanic white male who fired several shots into an occupied dwelling. The arrest narrative talks about a verbal altercation with a witness that was in the building. Arrested for Shooting /Throwing Deadly Missiles Into a Dwelling, a second degree felony. Ms Corey allowed Mr. Wills to receive a withhold of adjudication of guilt plea and serve 8 months and one year of house arrest without an ankle monitor. Mr. Rumlin asked IS THERE JUSTICE IN JACKSONVILLE . Mrs. Jenkins, Marissa Alexanders Mom reminded everyone there are many people getting time unjustly in Duval County. She wanted Marissa to knowŽ its not over, pound for pound, round for round we are with you and we will never give upƒYOU DID NOTHING WRONGŽ. Congress Woman Brown reminded the audience  THIS IS MY TERRITORYŽ, she taught at FCCJ, served as state representative and has been the Congress Person for District 3 for many years. She will fight. Three years is not Mercy and 20 years is not Justice. She stated since learning about Ms. Alexander she has found out youth fillings as felons as risen 300% The new industry in Florida is called The Prison Industry. Do not be dismayed the prison system in Florida is a business. Young women felons has risen 800%. Congress Woman Brown stated around 170 million dollars is being spent for prisons in Florida. She assured those listening that a National hearing is being put together in Washington DC. Michael Dowd, leading domestic battery attorney in Washington is putting together a team to address Stand Your Ground and 10-20life. When asked about the task force created by Gov. Scott that does not have anyone from DUVAL county as a member Ms. Brown only stated  thats what I mean, they have only met one time and the next meeting is scheduled after the election in NOV. Congresswoman Brown is forming a coalition in Washington DC asking the Black caucus Hispanic and Asian caucuses to focus on the activities that are happening in Florida surrounding Stand YOUR GROUND and 10-20-life that will effect everybody. Attorney Kevin Cobbin informed The Florida Star that the appeal is being handled by Attorney Bruce Zinet and Attorney Michael Dowd. Ms. Alexander is in prison serving 20 years while the appeal is in process. This was not the usual rally, demands were listed of expectations from reviews of Stand Your Ground and 10-20-life. €That the Governor pursues pardon and clemency processes immediately. €That the Gov. create a task force to look at the effects of the 10/20/life laws. €That the Gov. include in his Stand Your GroundŽ task force a specific inquiry into how Floridas laws are helping/hurting victims of domestic violence. €That Angela Corey stop supporting abusers and spreading information about Marissa Alexander and her family. €That Marissa Alexander immediately be granted full visitation and communication rights with her family and supporters. €That Marissa Alexander be released pending her appeal. There were also facts that were listed, however for the sake of space The Star will print those facts in another issue. The vigil ended with prayer against injustice asking God to speak life into our souls. Echoing the words of Bishop McKissick ,ŽLET truth speak on FactsŽ. 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By AGSelectPR It took ten tries, but Trinidad designer Ryan Chan can finally call himself a Mission Catwalk challenge winner. Episode ten of the Caribbean fashion reality series saw Ryan along with five other designers were creating a prom dress for a high school girl-a test not only of their design skills but their ability to work with a client. I made sure to ask my model what her favorite colour combination. She, without hesitating, answered "pink and black", also my two favorite colors! I created a pink dress with peau de soie fabric and used black accessories. I also kept her age in mind and, modernized the corsage by using a black rhinestone encrusted appliqu, which I thought gave her some attitude but yet kept it funky and funa punk rock princess!Ž Alvina Bryan was the lucky model who in addition to keeping her Ryan Chan design, won a $10,000.00 gift voucher to shop at Xtras. For him, this win is especially satisfying as he has been in the bottom spot for the last four episodes. He did start the series on strong footing, having placed in the top four ranking in episodes two to four. Whether he maintains his winning stance remains to be seen as there is one more challenge before the battle of the top three at Caribbean Fashion Week which takes place at 7PM on Friday June 8. Alvina Bryan was the lucky model who in addition to keeping her Ryan Chan design, won a $10,000.00 gift voucher to shop at Xtras. For him, this win is especially satisfying as he has been in the bottom spot for the last four episodes. He did start the series on strong footing, having placed in the top four ranking in episodes two to four. Whether he maintains his winning stance remains to be seen as there is one more challenge before the battle of the top three at Caribbean Fashion Week which takes place at 7PM on Friday June 8. Jamaicas Janel Jolly was ranked as the lowest scoring designer and she was eliminated. Though she was in the top scoring designers on episodes one, two and six, she was safe throughout the series. Five designers now remain. They areCrystal Powell and Gregory Williams of Jamaica, Kerin Scott of Barbados, Belizes Rebecca Stirm and Ryan Chan of course. Contestants are pictured to the left. By Garfield L. Angus JAMAICA: The Braes River community of St. Elizabeth has added to Jamaicas tourism offerings, with the opening of the Come Meet a Jamaican Village community tourism initiative. The large, attractive village complex, located in the heart of the rustic farming community, offers an authentic experience that goes beyond shopping to sharing and connecting with the locals. It boasts individual shops where persons can purchase art and craft, local cuisine, and fresh farm produce. Also contained are restrooms, and a stage area for live shows and entertainment. It is a project of the Braes River Community Development Association in collaboration with the Tourism Product Development Company (TPDCo). Mayor of Black River, Councillor Everton Fisher, who delivered the keynote address at the launch on May 27, called on residents to work for the preservation of the project. Protect it, build and preserve on what has started. Before you think of renting or leasing this place make sure the users of this facility, when they would have finished their events, it is left in an impeccable condition, so as not to throw this thing into disarray. It is not every event that can be hosted hereƒ I dont want to hear that the stage mash down. There are different products for different places, and I am saying to you residents of Braes River, this is historic for you,Ž the Mayor said. Noting the scores of persons from across the island and overseas, who attended the launch, he said their presence is proof that the product is attractive and if managed properly, can be economically sustainable. The Mayor welcomed plans to expand the community tourism initiative to include tours of nearby farms. The farmer can offer his farm as a farm vacation tour experience, as many visitors enjoy walking on farms and will pay to learn how we plant local crops. The farmers can also be included in the health and wellness market by learning the nutritional value of his products and participate as a community tourism guide,Ž he suggested. Member of Parliament for North East St. Elizabeth, Raymond Pryce, told the gathering that he is giving the venture his full support as many local jobs can be created. He said that the plan is to provide training for tour guides and people, who operate the shops, so that they can better interact with and showcase the facilities to visitors, while partnerships will be sought with established tourist facilities to encourage tours of the area. We intend that this village concept for tourism in Braes River is also going to become a standing feature on the calendar of activities in the parish. Along with TPDCo, we are going to do the training for community hosts, the people who are going to be tour guides. We are going to do a marketing strategy with the hotels to see if we can have visitors coming in,Ž Mr. Pryce said. JUNE 02, 2012 THESTAR PAGEA-7 U.S. and The Bahamas Commemorate Memorial Day and Pay Tribute to Fallen Heroes Mayor of Black River, Councillor Everton Fisher (right) examines pineapples on sale at the opening of the Come Meet a Jamaican Village community tourism project in Braes River, St. Elizabeth 'Come Meet a Jamaican Village' Opens in Braes River On Monday, May 28, U.S. and Bahamian government officials as well as family members came together to mark Memorial Day by paying tribute to those who gave their lives for freedom. The occasion was also set aside to give special recognition to the ten members of US Patrol Squadron 23, LTJG William H. Martin; ENS John C. Tinney; AT3 Joseph A. Kiliszewski; ATAN Thomas R. Caylor; AT3 Albert J. Olson; ENS Leland R. Osborn; ADC John W. Holle; AO3 Franz E. Nelson; AD3 Gerald P. Lepard and AL1 Fred M. Sparks, who lost their lives during a training mission off of the coast of Nassau on May 7, 1954 and Bahamian Private First Class (PFC) Norman Darling who died in the Iraq War in 2004. On hand to mark the solemn occasion at the fateful crash site off of Clifton Pier, U.S. Charg dAffaires John Dinkelman, who noted that the importance of paying tribute to the men and women who have paid the ultimate sacrifice for the United States of America and The Bahamas. As we reflect on the sacrifices of our American servicemen and women, we also remember those of our friends and allies … for Americas Armed Forces have never stood alone. Our military men and women include citizens of many nations, including The Bahamas.Ž In his remarks, Governor General of The Bahamas Sir Arthur Foulkes stated that he is joined by the people of The Bahamas in paying tribute to those brave young people who died far away from home in the service of their country. He added that it is quite fitting that a day is set aside to honor, commemorate and give thanks for those individuals who made the ultimate sacrifice. During the ceremony, family members paid tribute to their loved ones, a moment of silence was also observed in memory of the fallen heroes followed by a gun salute by the Military Police Force Protection Unit of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF). Also among the highlights, the playing of Taps by the Royal Bahamas Police Force (RBPF) and the release of two commemorative wreaths into the water by a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter crew and Master Sergeant Iris Rivera, of the U.S. Army, while onboard an RBDF P-48 Cutter. Governor General of The Bahamas Sir Arthur Foulkes gives remarks during the Memorial Day ceremony. U.S. Charge dAffaires John Dinkelman and Mrs. Dinkelman; Governor General of The Bahamas Sir Arthur Foulkes and Lady Foulkes with the Minister of State for National Security, The Hon. Keith Bell; Minister of Foreign Affairs, The Hon. Fred Mitchell; LCDR Samuel Wartell, Office of Defense Cooperation, U.S. Embassy; Minister of National Security, The Hon. Dr. Bernard Nottage and Mrs. Nottage; Leader of the Opposition, The Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis and family members of the fallen heroes. Tenth Time Is The Charm For Trinidadian Designer Ryan Chan: Wins His First Mission Catwalk Challenge

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PAGE A-8THE STAR JUNE 2, 2012 L OVE TO S HOP H ERE. L OVE TO S AVE H ERE Once you know, theres only one place to go.Perhaps youve been running all over town to save a little bit here and a little bit there. When all the time, you could save just as much at Publix, and enjoy the shopping experience, too. So relax„weve got you covered. Go to publix.com/save right now to make plans to save this week.

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JUNE, 2012 THESTAR JacksonvillesLOCAL NEWS FLORIDASECTION B Jacksonville Celebrates Global Day Of Prayer As Host City Jacksonville, Florida was once again chosen to be the host city for The Global Day of Prayer. A day set aside for countries around the world to pray at the same time for the same things. This day is the middle ground of building towards a lifestyle of prayer. The setting is ten days of continuous prayer ,one day praying as one voice and ninety days of blessings. The first 10 days before the Global Day of Prayer created the opportunity for people around the world to unite according to ACTS chapter 1 & 2. Everybody involved made an effort to focus an hour or two each day for special prayer time. Isaiah 62:6 7. I have posted watchmen on your walls, O Jerusalem; they will never be silent day or night. You who call on the Lord, give yourselves no rest, and give him no rest till he establishes Jerusalem and makes her the praise of the earth. Why did we gather? Habakkuk 2:14 For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord as the waters cover the sea. Children prayed, young adults were praying non-stop around the clock, prayer was offered in many different languages, in many created ways to keep the prayer going 24 hrsaday. Waiting to be filled with the power of The Holy Spirit. God promises that those who wait on him will be filled with the same power to spread the same word to all nations who are alive on earth today. Day one believers joined in united and persevering prayer to wait on God for the fulfilment of his promise. Day 2 was prayed to become living testimonies of Gods salvation forgiveness and deliverance. Day 3 was for the church to grow in maturity to live holy. Day 4 was know and proclaim the truth about Jesus Christ and your salvation. Day 5 was a prayer to bring believers home through repentance. Day 6 was for comfort, strength grace and joy to persevere. Day 7 to be as one. Day 8 for our eyes to be opened to be delivered from bondage. Day 9 to become a house of prayer. Day 10 was a prayer to be obedient. Sunday May 27th believers from across Jacksonville met at the Potter House International Ministries for worship and prayer in one voice as believers around the world prayed as ONE VOICE. May 28th, ninety days of blessing began as an opportunity for Christians to continue in persistent prayer and become the answers to their prayers. Faith without works is dead. Luke 4:18-19. The Spirit of the Lord is one me because he has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners, and recovery of sight for the blind, to release the oppressed, to proclaim the year of the Lords favor. The GLOBAL DAY OF PRAYER SERVES TO HELP ESTABLISH A LIFESTYLE OF PRAYER. PHOTOS: Husband and Wife Productions

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(StatePoint) Even if youre the life of the party, making friends who share your enthusiasm for your hobbies is not always easy. Especially for those of us who have unusual interests. Baton twirling anybody? While not all hobbies will easily win you friends like joining a sports team or forming a band, there are many new and old tools to help hook you up with like-minded people, no matter how obscure your interests are: Cant Beat Em? Join Em If your friends never take your book recommendations, or they always decline your invitations to play tennis, its time join a club. Check message boards online or in your community for listings. If you dont find what youre looking for, post your own ad and start a club yourself! Taking classes is also an excellent way to meet people with your hobbies. From dancing to photography to cooking, youll meet people and learn something too. Go Alone Having trouble finding a companion for the opera? Get up the courage and attend alone. Theres no shame in pursuing your interests solo. And once youre there, youll be surrounded by people who have at least one thing in common with you. So be very friendly. After all, theres no better place to meet someone to take to the next event. Go Online You may not find anyone in your community who shares your love of model rockets, but theres an entire world of people out there, who you can meet face-tofaceŽ online. New tools are allowing people around the world to connect online in a very authentic way,Ž says Jamie Snider, Co-founder of Yowie.com, a video chatting website. Consider joining a free site like Yowie.com where users with common interests connect through group online video chats. Hold virtual club meetings and discussions from the comfort of your own home. The site not only enables virtual faceto-face chatsŽ but also allow you to share other media, like your favorite YouTube videos, mid-chat. Look for a site that has measures of protection like privacy settings. Yowie, for example, has a reputation scoring system so you can make informed decisions about who you interact with on the site. Volunteer Volunteering is a great way to meet people who care about the same things as you. Stuff envelopes for a political campaign or serve food at a soup kitchen. Theres plenty of camaraderie to be had when you work with others toward a common cause. Whether youre looking to join a club, or just gain feedback on a project, take advantage of opportunities to connect with like-minded folks locally and globally. New And Old Ways To Find Friends Who Share Your InterestsPAGE B 2THE STAR JUNE 2, 2012 *****/Community Activities 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. JACKSONVILLE SHARKS VS TAMPA BAY STORM: Saturday June 2, 2012, at Veterans Memorial Arena, 300 A. Philip Randolph Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32202. Contact 904.630.3900 for additional information. Florida Sisters in Crime holds monthly meetings to spotlight authors and the craft of writing every first Saturday from 10 … 12:00 p. m. at the Southeast Regional Library, 10599 Deerwood Park Blvd. Our June 2, 2012 meeting will feature Vic DiGenti. DiGenti, a prominent member of Jacksonville arts community has written multiple award winning books. Visit www.floridasistersincrime.com for more information. HALE & HEARTY 7K RACE, thisSaturday, June 2, 2012, at the Riverside Arts Market, Jacksonville FL. For more information call 904.389.2449 SUMMER IN SANCTUARY on Sunday June 3, 2012, at MOCA Jacksonville, 333 N. Laura Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Contact 904.366.6911 for more information. Boxwood and TBA this Monday, June 4, 2012, at Burro Bar, 100 E. Adams St., Jacksonville, FL 32202. For more information call 904.353.4686. DOWNTOWN TOP TO BOTTOM WALKING TOUR, on Tuesday June 5, 2012, The Jacksonville Landing, 2 Independent Dr. W., Jacksonville, FL 32202. SENIOR DAYS on Wednesday June 6, 2012, at the Museum of Science and History (MOSH), 1025 Museum Circle, Jacksonville, FL 32207. Call 904.396.MOSH for additional information. 22nd Annual Jacksonville Foodfight: Thursday June 7, 2012, at the EverBank Field, 1 Everbank Field Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32202. For more information contact 904.633.6100. JACKSONVILLE SUNS vs JACKSON GENERALS, onFriday June 8, 2012 Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville, 301 A. Philip Randolph Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32202. Jax Truckies Food Truck Rally to Stamp Out Hunger on Saturday, June 9, 2012, at the Burrito Gallery, 21 E. Adams St., Jacksonville, FL 32202. Contact 904.598.2922 for additional information. 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) Just because its summer vacation, doesnt mean your kids should sit idle. Instead of allowing them to fritter away in front of the television while school is out, encourage them to use the downtime to give back to the community. How can you get your kids to lend a helping hand? Children will really get on board with causes that speak to their interests. Three real-life heroines who were recently honored for their charitable work by the Harlequin More Than WordsŽ awards program offer some insights as to how young people can spend the summer giving back. For their extraordinary community contributions, Harlequin donated $15,000 to each of their causes. € Get Involved: There are plenty of hands-on volunteer opportunities well-suited for young people, such as walking dogs at an animal shelter, reading to seniors in a nursing home, or picking up trash at a cleanup. € Mentor: Most people think you need to be older to be a mentor. Even young people have something to offer their peers,Ž says Sally Spencer, the CEO of Youth Assisting Youth. Teens and young adults who are home during the summer should consider serving as mentors to at-risk youth. Both mentor and mentee stand to gain from such a friendship. € Organize: Talk to your local shelter or food pantry to see what items are needed most and help your child organize a food drive through his or her summer camp or community center. Communities hold the collaborative strength needed to tackle hunger,Ž says Helen McGovern, executive director of the Emergency Food Network. € Raid the Piggy Bank: Many children want to give to a cause on their own,Ž says Mindy Atwood, CEO and founder of Patches of Light, a nonprofit organization for families of critically ill children. You can encourage charitable giving at an early age by helping them allocate a portion of their allowance for charity each week.Ž € Donate: Kids outgrow clothing and books quickly. Together, clean out their closets and shelves and donate what is usable to charity. To read a collection of short stories inspired by the lives of the three Harlequin More Than WordsŽ winners, visit www.HarlequinMoreThanWords.com. How To Get Your Kids Volunteering This Summer Announcements, meetings, happenings, and community events scheduled in Jacksonville and the surrounding area Prepare Your Home For Summer Weather (StatePoint) Cooling your home in summer can be an expensive prospect, especially as temperatures soar well above comfort level. But dont sweat it. Experts say you can dramatically lower your energy bills and stay comfortable too. There are a number of easy adjustments and upgrades, at all price points, that can save you energy and money this summer,Ž says Mark Demerly, President of Demerly Architects, and chair of the American Institute of Architects Custom Residential Architects Network. To help get you started, Demerly offers some timely advice: Roof Venting The roof of your home acts as an absorbent. Its therefore critical to release heat from your roof so that it doesnt come into the house instead, says Demerly. Proper insulation will prevent heat from coming in, and a sound ventilation system will help get rid of build-up. Start by checking to see if your attic is properly insulated and ventilated. Eave vents, ridge vents, and roof venting materials can help push heat out. Consider adding solar-paneled or wind-driven vent pipes, as these will act to pull hot air out of the attic. This upgrade is useful year-round, as insulation helps retain heat as well. Windows Windows are critical to keeping your home cool, Demerly says. Keep them open when temperatures are moderate and theres low humidity. Natural ventilation is free! Install a window fan facing outward -pushing air out, not in -and open the windows on the opposite side of the house to exhaust the hot air out, and pull in cooler outside air. Also, consider using a house fan for the attic, to move more fresh air into your entire home. Reflect heat out of the house for a larger, yet cost-effective measure by installing window films. You might also consider replacing old windows with a modern energy-efficient option made of insulated glass matched with Low-E coatings and argon gasses. Be aware that casement and awning windows minimize air infiltration better than double hung windows. Basic Home Maintenance Some additional steps you can take to reduce cooling costs include: Paint your house a lighter, more reflective color. If you have a flat roof, consider a lighter colored membrane covering, such as Thermoplastic PolyOlefin (TPO), to reflect light. Green roofs, which cover and insulate the surface from heat, can also be applied to exiting flat roofs. Install more high-efficient air units or alternative systems, like geothermal systems, to provide cost savings. Plant trees around your home to shade your house in summer and cool the air. An architect can help you apply many of these cost-saving initiatives. To find one in your area, visit: http://architectfinder.aia.org/. While improving your homes energy efficiency will save you money in the long run, avoid spending a fortune on the upgrades. Remember, tax credits exist for many of these ideas, so be sure to look into them before starting any project,Ž Demerly adds. A few actions you take now can help you lower your energy costs all summer. Get started today for a cool, comfortable season.

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THESTAR LOCAL GEORGIASECTION B Making Her Miracles: Brunswicks Shashika Hill Gives Back To Community With Celebrity Studded Awards Weekend JUNE 02, 2012 By ARTHIANIXON Florida/Georgia Star When life threw a whole bunch of lemons at Shashika Hill, she found herself having to quit school as a 15 year-old mother. Things were tough physically, emotionally and financially and yet she found a way to turn her lemons into lemonade. She dusted herself off and focused on her new child and later her ailing grandmother. Little did she know, her compassionate and caring spirit which helped her through grandmothers battle with cancer would pave the way to a career that now has Hill in a position to give back to the community. Yes, I had a baby at 15 and was working at FLETC when my grandmother got sick, she told The Star. She was actually my inspiration to start Miracle Home. After I took care of her, I wanted to take care of someone else but didnt even have money to put an ad in the newspaper. I saw an ad where a lady needed 24 hour care. I couldnt do it and so she asked me why I didnt consider hiring other people and then just start a company. Well, I thought about it and decided it was my calling. However, Hill was given a cold shoulder when she reached out to the community for business advice and support. Far from discouraged, she earned her GED and went back to school to pursue a license as a home health care agent. Eyes on the prize, she was determined to become a business owner. I went to Atlanta and being there, I got a better reception and got into networking with like minded individuals, she said. Its sad that I had to leave home and go there to get the help I needed but at the end of the day, I have to come back home because it is a part of me. Still Hill, now a mother of two, faced challenges. I simply didnt have any money, she admitted. I had two kids and a whole lot of sacrifices to make. There were times when we had no food. In fact, I remember us sharing a loaf of bread. My vehicle was repossessed and I went through so much but I always knew that Miracle Home Care would be something great. I kept telling my kids to hang in there and remind them that this is just a test because God is preparing us for something really big. And you know, if I had to do it all over again, I would. At age 31, Shashika Hill is living a life many may envy, yet many dont realize the story behind her well deserved glory. In spite of those who werent there when she was a youngster looking for help or an up and coming entrepreneur seeking advice, Hill has taken a different approach to life. I know the most important thing giving back, says the once struggling mother who is now a philanthropist. I dont want anyone to feel as alone as I was. We didnt even have school supplies as kids sometimes, so every year I do a back to school event and give children the things I didnt have. I also host a Christmas party for the community because its something that I have to do and make sure other kids dont have the kind of Christmas I had during my struggles. Now, shes taken her giving to a whole new level with the recent Recognize Your Community Awards assembling Hollywood heavyweight and hair diva Vivica Foxx, reality star and stylist extraordinaire Dwight Eubanks, American Idol turned actress Fantasia Barrino and singer Bobby Valentino in Brunswick. I had to bring them in and host this event because I think it bought a lot of change to peoples lives, said Hill. The awards recognized the business community and I dont want new business owners to experience what I did. We have to work together to make a change and support each other. I love Brunswick, its my home and I want to make a change. Even though I didnt have people pour into me when I needed them to, I have learned to forgive people and move on. Hill is a visionary with a vision that might just be too big to be contained in Brunswick. Great things are indeed in store for the young woman who proves there can be miracles when you believe. Photos by: Ken Carroll kenneth@kseezphotography.com, www.kseezphotography.com, (912) 6174269. Other photographers included Angela Favors-Morrell, Vivian Walker Mitchell, Douglas Wilson,and Mike Force Photography. Shashika Hill and her husband Trey flank recording artist and Life Is Not A Fairytale actress/author Fantasia Barrino. The American Idol is said to be an inspiration to Hill. Shashika Hill and friend Dwight Eubanks share hugs on the red carpet. Style star Eubanks, from Real Housewives of Atlanta, is someone Hill considers a great encouragement and supporter. Shashika Hill (right) and staff pose with actress Vivica Foxx outside Brunswicks Ritz Theatre during the Recognizing Your Community Awards main event. Teen Moms to Mogul Moms: Shashika Hill (right) and American Idol Fantasia, Barrino greet fans on the red carpet. Hills trial to triumph story and Barrinos both show that teen moms can still achieve their dreams and overcome obstacles. Actress Vivica Foxx brings the house down at the Ritz announcing RYCA winners. Dwight Eubanks shows why he is king of the catwalk. Vivica Fox and Shashika Hill stun in style.

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JUNE 2, 2012 THESTAR Record Crowd Watches USA Soccer Dismantle ScotlandPAGEB-4 By MIKEBONTS Sports Writer Landon Donovans hat trick led the U.S. Mens National Soccer Team to a convincing 5-1 victory over Scotland before 44,438 Saturday night. The attendance at EverBank Field set the record for a USA mens friendly match in the Southeast as the U.S. debuted its new red-andwhite-striped Nike jerseys. We are very pleased with the performance,Ž said USA head coach Jurgen Klinsmann. I think you saw many elements of what were always talking about, what were trying step by step to develop. Its a fast-paced game, it has tempo in it. It has one-two touch combinations through our midfielders as fast as possible finding the forwards up there, having pace, build up from the back, no long balls.Ž The USA has won five straight matches dating back to Novembers 3-2 win against Slovenia, and has a 4-0 record in 2012. The 1998 squad is the only other team in U.S. history to open the year with four wins in its first four games, starting 4-0 with victories against Sweden, Cuba, Costa Rica and Brazil. The five goals scored on Saturday were the most since the USAs 6-1 victory against Cuba in World Cup qualifying in 2008, in Washington, D.C. Donovans scored an unassisted goal just three minutes into the match to put the USA on the scoreboard first. He scored his second goal when Jermaine Jones notched his second assist of the game. Donovans third goal of the game on an assist from Michael Bradley. It was his 49th career goal for the national team. It was Donovans second hat trick in Florida. His first came in 2007 against Ecuador Bradley gave the USA 2-0 lead with his 10th career goal on a long curling shot from the top of the box. It was the first time Bradley and Donovan had scored together since the 2011 Gold Cup. Jones second career goal for the United States made it 5-1 off an assist from Donovan.This was the United States' 15th four goal victory and the 19th game with at least five goals scored. The USAs quick start was only slowed by its own goal. Scotland defender Charlie Mulgrew crossed the ball in from the right side to captain Kenny Miller, who headed the ball at the top of the six-yard box back across the goal. The ball bounced off of U.S. center back Geoff Camerons body and rolled into the net to cut the USAs lead to 2-1. All those elements I think we saw a lot today. I think we set the tone and the team kept their rhythm throughout the entire game. We kept the tempo going, the energy was high. We saw wonderful goals. For a coach, thats obviously fun to watch, no doubt about it,Ž said Klinsmann. With the win, the USA improves to 6-4-1 under Klinsmann. U.S. opponents also have yet to directly score a goal this year. The U.S. improved to 2-3-2 all-time against Scotland. SHARKS RIP PREDS, 55-37, FOR SECOND STRAIGHT WIN The ArenaBowl XXIV Champion Jacksonville Sharks used a 30-point second quarter to erase an early deficit and take control, defeating the Orlando Predators by a 55-37 count at Amway Center on Friday night. The Sharks trailed 14-3 entering the second quarter as a result of an early turnover on downs. But on the first play of that second frame, quarterback Bernard Morris hit Bobby Sewall for a 10yard touchdown pass that brought Jacksonville within seven points. From there, the run was on. After an Orlando touchdown, Jacksonville scored 39 of the games next 42 points to take a 4924 lead early in the fourth. Though the Predators scored twice in the fourth, Orlando never cut its deficit within two scores in that final frame. Included in that mid-game run was a 37yard field goal off the left foot of Marco Capozzoli, who made all three of his field goal attempts. Capozzoli set a pair of franchise records on Friday, as that 37-yarder was the longest in team history and he became the first Shark to kick three field goals in one game. Capozzoli is now 7-for-7 on field goal attempts this season. The Sharks surge was keyed by an impressive defensive effort during the middle portion of the game. From the middle of the second quarter until the end of the third, Jacksonvilles defense went seven possessions without allowing a touchdown. This included a pair of fumble recoveries, two turnovers on downs and a missed field goal. Aaron Robbins led the Sharks defensive onslaught, sacking Orlandos Chris Leak on two separate occasions. Scooter Berry continued to build on his impressive rookie season as well, notching a sack and a fumble recovery. Berry now leads the team with six sacks and has recorded one in five of the teams last seven games. Overall, Jacksonville set a new season high with four quarterback sacks on Friday night. Offensively, Morris played another mistake-free contest in his third start of the season. He tossed a season-high six touchdown passes, finishing 18-of-34 for 173 yards in the process. Morris also ran for 44 yards on four carries, including a 24yard touchdown dash on the first play of the fourth quarter. Morris has now thrown 10 touchdown passes without an interception in his last three games. Terrance Smith led Jacksonvilles receiving corps with 10 catches for 64 yards and three touchdowns. Smith has now scored at least two touchdowns in nine of the Sharks 10 games in 2012. Sewall added four catches for 74 yards and two scores, while Jamarko Simmons hauled in a touchdown as well. For the Predators, Leak went 17-of-32 for 275 yards and four touchdowns. Dwayne Eley, Jr. proved to be one of Orlandos biggest offensive threats, as he racked up 114 receiving yards and 240 all-purpose yards. T.T. Toliver led the way with three touchdown catches for the Predators. With the win, Jacksonville temporarily pulls into a tie with the Tampa Bay Storm for second place. Jaguars Sign Second-Round Draft Pick Andre Branch The Jacksonville Jaguars signed 2012 second-round draft pick Andre Branch to a contract, the club announced today. Branch was the 38th overall pick in the draft land is the first of the teams six draft picks to sign a contract. Branch, 6-5, 258, was a four-year letterman at defensive end for Clemson where he made 27 starts. He finished his career with 17.5 sacks, 33.5 tackles for loss and 197 tackles. He was the first player from Clemson drafted by the Jaguars in franchise history. As a senior, Branch served as a team captain and earned second-team All-America honors after compiling a career-high 10.5 sacks. The 10.5 sacks led the ACC and were the fourth-most in school history for a season. He also led the team with 17 tackles for loss and totaled a career-best 85 tackles. A native of Richmond, Virginia, he attended Varina High School where he started at both linebacker and tight end. He also lettered in basketball. USA's No. 10 Landon Donovan on his way to one of his three goals against Scotland (Photo by Nancy Beecher) The USA's five goals against Scotland were the most since a 6-1 victory against Cuba in World Cup qualifying in 2008. (Photo by Nancy Beecher) USA's Steve Cherundolo, No. 6,battles for the ball in the 5-1 win over Scotland. (Photo by Nancy Beecher)

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THROUGH THE EYES OF CHILDRENBy Daris Howard It was springtime and my two youngest daughters had been cooped up in the house all winter and were fretting to get out every chance they could. They were born after we thought we were done having children and they have complicated our household in many wonderful ways. They have also colored our lives with a tapestry of awareness that we should have had with our other children but did not always. I helped them put their sweaters on, for even though it was May, it was still chilly. Each of them put a hand in mine and we stepped outside for an educational walk through the garden as I planned to show them the many wonders of spring. The first thing we came to were the wild roses that bloom along the ditches and canals near our house. Their fragrance filled the air with a scent that tingles the nose. My two-year-old, Elliana, pointed to them. What are those?Ž she asked. Before I could answer, her four-year-old sister, Heather, jumped in. Those,Ž she said, are called noses. They are called that because they smell so good. But be careful because those sharp things on them are called pokies.Ž A large orange and black Monarch butterfly landed on the bushes next to us. Heather pointed to it. Oh, look, Elli, its a flutterby.Ž As we stood there watching the flutterby, a flock of geese noisily winged its way north in formation above us. Heather pointed to them. Those are called gooses. The noise they make is honking.Ž Elliana looked impressed with her big sisters knowledge. Why are they honking?Ž she asked. Because,Ž Heather answered with an air of four-year-old wisdom, they are anxious to get home and the ones in the front are going too slow, so the ones in the back want them to get out of the road.Ž As we continued our walk through the garden a pungent smell filled the air. Heather and Elli both sniffed and wrinkled their noses. Heather turned to her little sister. That is called a stunk, and Im sure I dont need to tell you why it is called that.Ž Our walk took us through the strawberry patch that was waking from the cold winter and was starting to put on flowers like a springtime snow. Heather pointed to them. Do you know what these are, Elli?Ž Elli shook her head, so Heather continued. These are called yum berries. That is their real name, but some people call them slow berries because they take too long before they can be eaten.Ž As we continued our walk I just kept quiet and listened to Heather describe the world around us with her vivid imagery and imaginative way. I realized this educational walk was more of an education for me than for them, for God gave me eyes to see, ears to hear, a nose to smell, a mouth to taste, and fingers with which to feel, but he gave me children to give me a reason to stop and look, to help me pause and listen, to remind me to take time out and smell the flowers, to help me be grateful for the flavors of the bounty around me, and to reach out enjoy touching what I see. Thank you, God, for children. PAGE B-6 THESTAR JUNE 2, 2012 OPINIONS OWNER/PUBLISHER CLARA McLAUGHLIN LEATH MANAGEMENT LONZIE LEATH, RINETTA M. FEFIE SALES & MARKETING DAN EVANS OFFICE/ACCOUNTS MANAGER SHIQUITA WILSON LAYOUT EDITOR MAY E. FORD CRIME &JUSTICE KEVIN KIM CARIBBEAN NEWS/SPECIAL LAYOUT ARTHIA NIXONInvestigative Reporter : Lonzie Leath Reporters/Photographers : Marsha Phelts, Laurence Greene, F. M. Powell, III, Michael Phelts, Richard McLaughlin, Andrea F. K. 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JUNE 2, 2012THE STARPR 1 TALLAHASSEE, Fla. … One year after watching other entrepreneurs pitch their business ideas in the Black Enterprise $10,000 Elevator Pitch contest, Florida A&M University (FAMU) alumna Ebonee Rudolph decided to compete and won. Rudolph, whose pen name is Ebonee Monique, is the owner of the boutique ghostwriting firm "Mama I Want to Write!" In 60 seconds, in front of approximately 1,500 people, and on her 30th birthday (May 24), Monique convinced celebrity judges at the annual Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference and Expo in Chicago, Ill. that her business was worth the investment. Last year, I was watching this elevator pitch from the audience,Ž said Monique. I am overjoyed to be able to see my growth as a business owner and to have received such great feedback from my pitch!Ž The feedback she has received since winning the competition has been positive for Monique and her company. Soon she will be featured on the Michael Baisden Show as the Business of the Week,Ž which recognizes companies with a proven track record of success. Baisden was one of three celebrity judges in the Black Enterprise $10,000 Elevator Pitch contest. Monique is a native of Tampa, Fla. and a 2004 FAMU graduate of the School of Journalism and Graphic Communication, where she earned a bachelors degree in public relations. She is the daughter of former Tampa Bay Buccaneer Council Rudolph, Jr. and Anne Rudolph. For more information about Mama I Want to Write!Ž contact Monique at info@mamaiwanttowrite.com or call (850) 264-6526. FAMU Alumna Wins $10K Elevator Pitch Contest FAMU College of Law Awards Full Scholarships to FAMU UndergraduatesOrlando, Fla. … Two Florida A&M University (FAMU) recent graduates will not have to shoulder the majority of costs associated with their legal education when they become law students in the fall. Jasmine Anthony and Raquel Perry became the first recipients of FAMU All-Stars fulltuition scholarships to attend the College of Law. The FAMU All-Stars Scholarship is based on an initiative aimed at attracting the most gifted students from the main campus to attend the College of Law in Orlando. The program identifies top academic performing undergraduate students who express an interest in studying law. The academic All-Stars are encouraged to participate in a pre-law program on the main campus that culminates with an All-Stars Tour to Orlando. The College of Law hosted nine of the FAMU All-Stars for the two-day introductory program in February. Perry was a participant on the inaugural tour. The scholarship recipients were formally presented with the FAMU All-Stars scholarships by College of Law Dean LeRoy Pernell during a ceremony held at Jones Hall on the main campus. Dean Pernell was accompanied by Karemah Manselle, assistant director of Financial Aid; Carlotta Mitchell, Title III program specialist; and Camille Thompson, assistant director, College of Law Admissions. Although Anthony and Perry were the first recipients of the full scholarships, several graduates were awarded with partial All-Stars scholarships. The students selected had previously applied for entrance to FAMU's College of Law after taking the Law School Admissions Test. The College of Law will accept applications for admission until May 31, 2012. Prospective law students should contact the Office of Admissions at (407) 254-3286. Photo caption: FAMU alumna Ebonee Monique won the Black Enterprise $10,000 Elevator Pitch contest. Non-Profit Helps Florida Professionals Transition to TeachingEducation Jobs Event held in Jacksonville on June 5 to Recruit New Teachers The American Board, a non-profit dedicated to recruiting and certifying community-based teachers in Florida, will host a public event on how local residents can become certified Florida teachers. Attendees will learn what to expect in a career as a teacher and receive advisement on a personalized path to certification. The event will be held Tuesday, June 5 at 5:30 pm and 7 pm at the Holiday Inn, 11083 Nursery Fields Drive in Jacksonville and will be led by Florida Teacher Certification Specialist Jude Paul. The event is free and open to the public. No tickets are required for entry. Anyone with a bachelors degree can become a full-time teacher within a year as long as they plan the right path.Ž Paul said. We are searching for people who have real-life experience and want to apply that experience in the classroom.Ž Paul can be contacted at jpaul@americanboard.org or (407) 5055893. Visit www.abcte.org for more information on becoming a teacher.

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Creating a Generation of ReadersBy Laysha WardSome Florida students learned that their school's library was selected by Target for a School Library Makeover. Students in two Florida schools will soon see their library renovated, updated, and outfitted with new computers, iPads, and thousands of new books. The students will be excited, of course, thanks to the new technology and new books. But they'll also be hopeful and proud -as the upgraded library will demonstrate that the community is committed to investing in their success. These upgrades are part of a larger effort by Target to invest $1 billion for education by the end of 2015. The School Library Makeover program will help improve reading proficiency by transforming libraries at 32 elementary schools around the country which serve predominantly low-income students. It's a small but much needed step to help turn the tide against a growing crisis in our nation's education system. At a time when the economy continues to shift towards knowledge-based jobs, and when reading skills have never been more important, the country is often failing to give children the skills they need to succeed. Young people will be seeking jobs in a market where 75 percent of openings require not just a high school diploma, but also some post-secondary education. Recent studies have found that developing reading skills early on has a significant impact on future educational success. Third grade, it turns out, is a critical juncture when it comes to reading. That's when children shift from learning to read to reading to learn. And students who can read at grade level when they start the fourth grade are far more likely to graduate from high school than those who can't, according to research sponsored by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. In fact, children who lack basic reading skills by the fourth grade are about four times more likely to fail to get a high school diploma than those who are proficient readers. Despite the high stakes, an alarming number of fourth graders can't read at grade level. According to the Department of Education, just 34 percent of fourth graders rank as proficient readers. Among low-income students, that number is an even more distressing 27 percent. Is it any wonder that one in four children doesn't graduate from high school on time, if ever? The odds are even worse for Hispanic and African American students, with 40 percent failing to get a diploma. One of the best ways to give these students a chance is to help them become successful readers. School libraries provide students with the books, resources, and mentors they need to succeed. In Florida, for example, elementary schools that had library programs staffed 60 hours a week or more showed a 9 percent improvement in test scores compared to those staffed less than 60 hours. A study of Alaska schools found that students in schools with full-time librarians scored higher on standardized achievement tests than those with parttime or no librarians. Unfortunately, school libraries are increasingly targeted for budget cuts. Overall, school library budgets have fallen since 2009. And cutbacks tend to be more severe at schools serving high-poverty areas. Local and state officials must make literacy programs a high priority in budget plans and strategies. Against this backdrop, programs like Target's can help schools overcome difficult fiscal times -and get students reading during those critical early years. The makeovers leverage the pro bono work of Target's design and construction teams, along with the support of thousands of Target team member volunteers. And it happens with a partnership from The Heart of America Foundation. In each school selected for a library makeover, Target has also partnered with Feeding America to create a "Meals for Minds" food pantry, which helps children concentrate and perform better in school by providing much-needed nourishment. The students also take home seven books of their own, as studies have demonstrated that reading at home has a dramatic impact on educational success. But as much as the new libraries complement the physical classroom, the country's education crisis won't be solved until everyone at every level including parents, school administrators, local, state and federal government officials, and other caring adults recognizes that future generations deserve the resources needed to improve reading skills when it really counts. Now that we know where to focus our efforts, the time for collective action is now. Today's students deserve nothing less. Laysha Ward is president of community relations for Target Corporation and president of the Target Foundation. JUNE 2, 2012 THE STARPR 2

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JUNE 2, 2012 PREP RAP PR 3 When Schools Out, Safetys In! Keep safety in mind while having fun. Match three safety tips to each picture:D. Skateboards, Inline Skates and Bicycles A. Playground Remember sunscreen! pop Wheeee! Eeek! Head for the nest... er, shelter. B. Water Safety C. Fire Safety helmet fireworks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 1314 15 1. Stay in the shallow end of a _______ until you learn to swim. 2. Pack picnic food away in the __________ again when you are done eating (help prevent food poisoning). 3. Head indoors at the first sign of lightning or thunder when a ________ is coming. 4. At the __________, climb on equipment using two hands. On the slide, wait for the person in front of you to finish before taking your turn. 5. Before you have friends over to play outside, ask them if they have any __________ to bee stings, plants or any foods. 6. Offer your __________ water often and dont leave them in the car. 7. Wear your __________ when bicycling … plus pads when riding a scooter or rollerblading. 8. Drink plenty of ________ when out in the heat or you could get sick (heat stroke). 9. Never leave a burning __________ unattended. 10. Before hiking, learn what poisonous __________ such as poison ivy look like. 11. At the beach, pay attention to the tides and stay in the view of your __________. 12. Where __________ are being used, keep at a safe distance. When school is out, you will have to take care of yourself a little more. Make sure that safety is in your day as well as fun, fun, fun! During vacation there is more free time to enjoy and there are lots of things you can do outside every day. Thinking about safety is smart. For example, protective equipment is a no-brainerŽ when skateboarding and practicing tricks. I always wear a helmet and I dont mind wearing the knee and elbow pads either. 13. When outside, stay with __________ and dont talk to strangers. 14. To prevent a ________ put on sunblock before going outside. 15. If you have to stay home alone, have a sheet of phone ________ by the phone and know where your parents are. Read the clues to fill in the safety puzzle: www.readingclubfun.com Print out our BIG set of summer word search puzzles: What I Love About Summer What I Hate About Summer and the new reading log and certificate set: Big Puzzle Set! playground allergies sunburn campfire parents numbers Safety Here, There, Everywhere! Book GiveawayCut out & mail this form to:Reading Club Fun P.O. Box 646 Canton, CT 06019 This summer we will give away dozens of books and lots of stickers to encourage kids to read. Just send in this signed form to be entered in the giveaway. No purchase needed. One entry per person per week. (Void where prohibited by law.)Visit ReadingClubFun.com for more details. Name ______________________________________________Age _______ Grade _____________ Boy GirlStreet/Apt. ______________________________________________City/Town ____________________________State _____ Zip ________Which newspaper is this? _______________________________________Grownups Last Name ___________________First____________________Grownups signature (over 18) __________________________________________ Email address: ________________________________________________ Reading Club Fun Reading Club Reading Club FunReading Club Fun you may send up to 3 entries for 3 children in one envelope! Enter the Reading Club FunFinal Giveaway will be Thursday, August 16, 2012 Please print clearly!1. Learn how to float and swim. 2. Make sure a campfire is out before leaving it. 3. Get off seesaws, swings carefully. 4. Obey all the traffic rules. 5. Never play with matches or lighters. 6. A safety helmet is necessary. 7. Share and take turns on equipment. 8. Dont swim out over your head. 9. 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JUNE 2, 2012 THE STARPR 4 DCPS Students Receive Top Honors at International Science and Engineering Fair Jacksonville, FL … Three area high school students took home prestige and monetary awards after placing in the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair held in Pittsburg, PA. Kevin and Ryan Shih, brothers and 10thgraders at Stanton College Preparatory School, came in third-place in the behavioral sciences category. The dynamic duo showcased their project titled, Computer Interface Paradigm for Communication in Normal and Aphasic Stroke Patients.Ž The Shih brothers walked away with $1,000. Rory Petersen, a ninth-grader at DarnellCookman Middle/High School, placed fourth in the engineering category for his entry titled, An Innovation that Detects Filters, Digitizes and Wirelessly Transmits Brainwaves to Control Electro-mechanical Devices.Ž Petersons research earned him $500. Its always a great feeling when our students compete nationally and internationally,Ž said Supervisor of Charter Schools Susan Biehler. Their advanced research and hard work paid off in more ways than one; we are all very proud of them.Ž The Intel International Science and Engineering Fair is the worlds largest international pre-college science competition that provides an annual forum for more than 15,000 high school students from approximately 70 countries, regions and territories where they showcase their independent research and compete for monetary prizes. Duval County Public Schools operates 190 schools and serves approximately 125,000 students. The school district is committed to providing high quality educational o pportunities that will inspire all students to acquire and use the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in a global economy and culturally diverse world.

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Two Men Kill Truck Driver During Drug TransactionPolice arrested two men who were said to have killed a truck driver in a drug transaction. Police say Amato Scott, 24, and Dexter Allen Bridges, 22, drove to a place to meet with Mario Marc Smith, 26, to conduct a drug transaction involving large amounts of marijuana. Police say the amount of marijuana to be sold was seven pounds. During this meeting, Smith was shot. Scott and Bridges stole the marijuana and took it back to Georgia, where they came from. Smith was shot in the head and found lying in the parking lot. He died the next day. Police say Smith was a truck driver and was known to transport large amounts of marijuana across the state line. This was not the first time he had interacted with Scott and Bridges. Police received tips from another man, who was involved in the drug deal, of the two men and located them. Both confessed to the shooting, but both kept blaming the other as the shooter. After much interviewing, oth men were arrested. Scott was charged with murder and Bridges was charged with third-degree murder. Suspicious Van Seen Pulling Two Jet Skis and Trailer With Lights Out A man was arrested after his failed attempt successfully steal two jet skis and a trailer. Police received a call from a woman who reported that her two jet skis and trailer were missing, which valued at $15,000. A deputy remembered the night before, a witness reporting suspicious older blue van driving with lights out about midnight pulling a trailer with two jet skis. The witness was said to have gotten into his car to follow the van. The witness was trying to get the license number, but later was confronted by the driver who got out of the van. The witness told him he was getting his license to number to give to police. The driver ran to his van and drove off. Tommy Gene Richardson was arrested on two felony counts of grand theft of a motor vehicle on no bond. He was also charged with violation of probation on a previous charge of dealing in stolen property. This is his third booking. Crime and Justice Crime and JusticeA Publication of the Florida Star and Georgia StarJUNE 02, 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. Raid Leads to Drug Charges Two men who were said to be step-brothers were arrested after a raid. Police had a warrant out for Jarmorey Canty, 23, and his step-brother, Alexander Clark, 18, on suspicion of preparing for street-level narcotics dealing. Police originally went to the residence for a domestic-related call, but an officer smelled marijuana as Clark opened the door. Police spotted the marijuana and when asked, Clark said he was just at home watching a basketball game and didnt see any marijuana. Police found marijuana blunts in front of the couch and found pieces of marijuana in different locations of the house. They also found 10 pounds of pot, an ounce of cocaine, empty bag packages, and digital scales. Police say the amount of drugs were worth up to $25,000. Clark and Canty was arrested on felony charges including possession of marijuana with intent to sell, possession of more than 20 grams of marijuana, cocaine trafficking and possession of cocaine. Jarmorey Canty Alexander Clark Amato Scott Dexter Bridges Tommy Richardson

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JUNE 02, 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. Signs of Sexual Molestation in Children Parents, grandparents, and guardians should be aware of the signs noted below that could indicate your child has been sexually exploited. You should note that some of these behaviors may have other explanations, but it is important to help your child no matter what the cause of these symptoms or behaviors. Resources and help can be obtained through school systems, law enforcement, and child protection agencies. Changes in behavior, extreme mood swings, withdrawal, fearfulness, and excessive crying Bed-wetting, nightmares, fear of going to bed, or other sleep disturbances Acting out inappropriate sexual activity or showing an unusual interest in sexual matters A sudden acting out of feelings or aggressive or rebellious behavior Regression to infantile behavior; clinging School or behavioral problems Changes in toilet-training habits A fear of certain places, people, or activities Bruises, rashes, cuts, limping, multiple or poorly explained injuries Pain, itching, bleeding, fluid, or rawness in the private areas What to do Take the time to talk to your children. Encourage open communication and learn how to be an active listener. Notice when someone shows one or all of your children a great deal of attention or begins giving them gifts. Teach your children that they have the right to say no to any unwelcome, uncomfortable, or confusing touch or actions by others. Teach them to immediately tell you or another trusted adult if this happens. Reassure them that you're there to help and it is okay to tell you anything. If your children do confide problems to you, strive to remain calm, noncritical, and nonjudgmental. Listen compassionately to their concerns, and work with them to get the help they need to resolve the problem. Be sure to screen babysitters and caregivers. Many states now have a public registry that allows parents to check out individuals for prior criminal records and sex offenders. Check references with other families who have used the caregiver or babysitter. Once you have chosen the caregiver, drop in unexpectedly to see how your children are doing. Ask your children how the experience with the caregiver was, and carefully listen to the response. Provide oversight and supervision of your children's computer use. Know who they're communicating with online and where they may have access to computers. Establish rules and guidelines for computer use for your children. Be involved in your children's activities. As an active participant, you'll have a better opportunity to observe how the adults in charge interact with your children. Lastly, always remember a child can never consent Your Safety 4 Men Arrested for Burglary After High-Speed Chase Four men suspected of burglary were arrested after high-speed chase. At about 12:35 p.m., a deputy noticed a black Ford car with very dark tinted windows. He attempted a traffic stop, but the driver did not comply and sped off. The four men in the car later got out of the car in front of a Wendys retaurant and ran off in separate directions. 20-year-old Desmond Daniel Dickson and 19-year-old Jasen Francois were found hiding inside the Wendys. Kenneth Bernard Jones, 24, was found in the storage room inside a Holiday Inn hotel nearby. Tyrone Tyler Wright Jr., 20, was found in the parking lot of a nearby Cracker Barrel, according to reports. All four men were arrested. As Francois got out of the patrol vehicle, a deputy spotted jewelry on the seat where he had been sitting. The esimated value of the jewelry was said to be around $2,000. According to reports, someone had reported a burglary the day before involving jewelry. She later identified the jewelry as belonging to her. Some of the jewelry were said to have not been from the same burglary and police are investigating to determine whether the suspects were involved in other burglaries. According to reports, the victim had interrupted the four men who were burglarizing her home. As they tried to get away she tried chasing after them. She also provided the police a description of them. Francois, Dickson, and Jones were charged with burglary and grand theft. Wright was charged with burglary, grand theft and violation of probation. He was on probation for armed burglary. Francois and Dickson were each held on $200,000 bond. Jones and Wright were being held without bond for violation of probation charges. Desmond Dickson Jasen Francois Kenneth Jones Tyrone Wright

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Victim Loses Gun in Robbery Minneapolis, MNThe victim, an adult male, was walking home when a male walking the other way suddenly slammed the victim into a parked car without warning. This injured the victims arm and he was unable to defend himself. As the suspect searched the victim he located and removed the injured victims pistol and put it to the victims head demanding the rest of the victims valuables. Responding to the victims 911 call officers observed a male matching the description of the suspect walking near the crime scene. When the suspect saw the officers he tried to hide but was found by officers and arrested. Police later found out that Willie Merriweather, 34, was a convicted felon with numerous aliases. He was charged with aggravated robbery in the first degree. Shoplifter Fights Employees Over Stolen Beer and Food A costumer at a store told employees that 26-year-old Lonneshia Shafaye Appling was sneaking items into a bag. Appling tried to leave the store but was confronted by employees who tried to stop her from leaving. Appling reacted by punching one of them in the face and using her pepperspray on the other employees before fleeing the store. An officer that was nearby the store came, but choked as soon as he entered as the air was heavy with pepper spray. The officer was given the description of a large black woman wearing a purple dress. She was found yelling at employees behind the store and was arrested. Several cans of beer was found as well as vegetable oil, five packs of cheese, five packs of bacon, and two packs of chicken wings. She was charged with felony theft by shoplifting as she has had many previous shoplifting convictions. JUNE, 2012 THE STAR C&J 3Bizarre Crimes Bizarre Crimeswho, what, when...huh? Other Unusual Crimes Across the Nation Man Tries to Escape with Golf Cart from Nudist Resort After Burglary A man was arrested after going on a crime spree then breaking into a nudist resort, where he stole a golf cart to escape. According to reports, Milton J. Hodges Jr., 20, said he was at Lowes to look for mango and banana trees, but he confronted a clerk by holding scissors against his neck. He then ran across the street as clerks and customers chased after him. Hodges ended up breaking into a nudist resort and pulling out a large knife which he used to threaten a security guard before carjacking a golf cart. It wasnt hard for police to spot Hodges as he was one of the very few that was clothed. Hodges was arrested and is being held without bail. Police say Hodges had his first felony charge at 8 years old in second grade for battery on a school employee. He was kicking a teacher and also threatened that he would kick her in the face. When he was 18 he spent 28 months in prison for armed robbery and severely beating a victim with a can of Pepsi. Records also show that Hodges father had been in jail multiple times in prison for armed robbery and drug convictions. Woman Attacks Patient in Wheelchair A woman was arrested after she attacked and spit on a patient in a wheelchair in front of a hospital emergency room. The victim was just coming out of the hospital in a wheelchair after a knee surgery and was assisted by a family member. As they were heading to the car parked in front of the entrance, 32-year-old Sharmaine Richardson pulled up from behind and started honking the horn. She started acting very hostile and got out to tell the victim that her mother was in a medical emergency and that she had to move. The victim got out of the wheelchair and offered it to Richardson telling her that her mother could use it. Instead, Richardson swung at her and missed. She then spit on her and hit her in the chest and got back into her car. Richardson then drove off With the help of witnesses and camera footage, police were able to arrest Richardson who was arrested and charged with violation of probation and battery. She was released on $1,500 bond. Woman Killed by Ex-Boyfriend At Her Daughters Graduation Phoenix, AZ33-year-old Takesha Barnes was at her daughters 8th grade graduation ceremony. She was said to have been in fear for her safety as she had just filed an order of protection against Thomas Moton, 38, that week. When she left the graduation to go to her car, she asked the school security guard to escort her and told him why. The guard spotted Moton hiding and Barnes told him that he was her ex-boyfriend. Moton was then told by the guard to get into her car and lock it. Moton was then seen pulling out a handgun and the security guard ran for cover and yelled at Barnes to escape, but she was too late. Moton began firing multiple times hitting Barnes. She was taken to the hospital where she was pronounced dead. Moton was arrested for firstdegree murder, illegally discharging a firearm, and misconduct involving weapons. Reports say they had children together. 81-Year-Old Woman Back in Jail for Selling Drugs Prichard, ALThe SWAT team had kicked down the door of 81year-old Ola Mae Robinsons home. Police believe the elderly woman to be selling drugs out of her home. According to records, she has been arrested dating back since 1988. She was arrested last June for selling crack cocaine and also last September for drug charges. They found out that she was dealing in pills. They found prescription drugs, including morphine. Her community is said to have problems with drugs and that a lot of drug trafficking seemed to be coming out of her house. She is being held on $7,500 bond. Sharmaine Richardson Milton Hodges

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JUNE 02, 2012THE STARC&J 4 Criminal Line-Up Criminal Line-Up Citizens with tips are encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS. You can remain anonymous and become eligible for a reward. ON THE LOOKOUT MISSINGCHILDREN Name: Vintrice Patricia Nicole Rogers Age: 17 Weight: 130 lbs Last seen: 5/04/12 Name: Ashley Anderson Age: 16 Weight: 240 lbs Last seen: 5/12/12 Name: Alexus L. Lucas Age: 17 Weight: 130 lbs Last seen: 3/16/12 Name: Jabrea Mobley Age: 17 Weight: 145 lbs Last seen: 5/07/12 Name: Ozziana Lurese Smith Age: 16 Weight: 200 lbs Last seen: 5/04/12MOSTWANTED Police ImpersonatorA female driver that reported that a black colored sedan followed her vehicle. The woman was driving the vehicle with her two small children. She told deputies that the black vehicle activated what appeared to be white strobe lights and she stopped. She said the male driver of the vehicle approached her, wearing black pants and a black shirt with shield type patches outlined in silver on the arms, and a logo on the front (chest area). The woman told deputies that the man was wearing a gunbelt, but he did not have a gun in the holster. The suspect told the woman he stopped her for speeding. During their dialogue, the suspect saw something on the floorboard of the vehicle. He asked the woman about it and she told him it was a knife set, at which point the suspect told her he had to take it due to child endangerment.Ž The victim said the suspect went back to his vehicle and she immediately left. She provided deputies with a detailed description of the suspect, stating he was a white male in his mid to late 20's, with brown hair, blue eyes, no tattoos or facial hair. She said he was approximately 57Ž59Ž, 210-225 lbs, 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:Jeanece BurneyOffense:Felony DUI 3rd Conviction Name:Marcus F. BullardOffense:Child Abuse Name: WillisOffense: Aggravated Battery on Pregnant Victim Name: Daphine Bryant Offense:Torture Animal



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Family matriarch and a guiding force of Black Enterprise, Barbara Kydd Graves passed away at Howard University Hospital after a more than three-year battle with gall bladder cancer on Friday, May 25. She was 75. The wife of Earl G. Graves Sr., the founder, chairman and publisher of Black Enterprise, she played a vital role in the growth and development of the publication and media company, and its mission of economic empowerment and wealth building for African Americans. Since the launch of Black Enterprise Magazine in 1970, Barbara Graves, an alumna of Brooklyn College and a former elementary school teacher, held every Inspired by Steve Harveys Hoodie Awards, Miracle Home Care Inc. (Shashicka Tyre, Owner); Presents the 1st Annual Recognize Your Community Awards Held in Brunswick, Georgia. The Recognize Your Community Awards honors the Best in our Neighborhood within 9 categories. Hosted By Actress Vivica A. Fox and Angela Smith (Play Writer and Motivational Speaker, Brunswick (GA ) Live Musical Performances by National Recording Artist Bobby Valentino and Fantasia, along with Brunswick Recording Artist Jessica Rogers and Worship Leader Minister Kristie Aranah. Comedian Big E of Savannah, Ga. Friday Kick Off event ; All White Attire Party A Red Carpet was hosted by DeWight Eubanks of Atlanta House wives Culminating with Car and Truck Show/ Low Country Boil. Former presidential candidate, John Edwards was acquitted on the charge of campaign finance fraud. However, a mistrial was declared on five other counts when jurors said they could decide if he illegally used money to hide his pregnant mistress while he was running for president. Edwards was a democratic candidate when President Obama was also running for president. His wife travelled with him on the campaign trail and came to Jacksonville with him during that time since she was a former resident of the city. During the time, a story was released that he had a mistress. He, of course, denied such. Later it was learned that his mistress was pregnant and even after the baby girl was born, he denied the relationship. Later he did confess to having the relationship and finally that the baby was his. He and wife divorced and she later died of breast cancer. His trial lasted for one month and exposed much of the sex scandal. Wh the judge, after nine days asked for a verdict, the jury said they could only agree on one. It was finally determined that the trial would end as a hung jury. The new copper sales law will impact all of those selling copper to a recycler or buying the copper. The metal crackdown bill could put thieves behind bars for up to 30 years. There is a rampant string of AC burglaries throughout the state of Florida and many companies are having to place their Air Condition units in cages. This situation also affects private homes. Therefore, Florida legislators have unanimously passed a law that would make stealing copper would become a first-degree felony carrying a maximum sentence of up to 30 years in prison. With the new law, we should have less damage to our homes and offices, the buyers of copper will be more careful and so will be thieves. The Florida State Conference and The Jacksonville Branch of The NAACP along with SCLC, The Urban League, and The National Action Network were scheduled to walk from Hemming Plaza to the New Duval County Courthouse to bring attention to what is being called unjust application of mandatory minimum sentences and to pray with a theme New Courthouse, New Attitude. 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And really felt puzzled when evidence that the storm was still around on Thursday with a question of, how long? Photo by FM Powell3 Xqvkpi"Tkijvu"Vjtgcvu Oc{"qt"Oc{"pqv"Gpf It is time we all take the time to observe the changes this country is going through regarding civil rights for all and the strategies being used to have a controlling group of citizens in this country. Money is the key! So often we hear that the morning after the 2008 presidential election, meetings were held all over the country to see if there was any way the votes could be retracted or, begin work immediately to get rid of the newly elected president or block all of the changes he promised to make. And guess what, these past four years have been spent, blocking CHANGES. Florida is one of the states leading an effort to deny eligible Americans their right to vote. According to reports the many voters purged consist mainly of independent-minded, Latino, and Democratic-leaning voters. It was also shown that a disproportionate number of nonwhite voters on the list that will not be able to vote in November, compared to the states active voter rolls is extremely large and the governor, despite clear errors and suspected bias will continue to lower the number of certain people, so more will be barred. The Supervisor of elections for Duval County, Jerry Holland is making a strong effort by going to the schools to register voters and having the list of persons on the list to be purged, notified through the mail and the media, including The Florida Star. However, on May 31, a Florida election law requiring third-party groups to turn in voter registration forms within 48 hours is harsh and impractical. Therefore, U. S. District Judge Robert Hinkle blocked the enforcement of that provision, but left intact most of the election law passed last year by the states Republican-controlled legislature. 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JACKSONVILLE, FL ALCOTT, Dorothy Traver, 89, died May 25, 2012. AMACKER, David Lester, Jr., 67, died May 21, 2012. ANGEL, Otella, 81, died May 27, 2012. BORDERS, Katie Longmire, 93, died May 22, 2012. BOREE, Levi, 89, died May 23, 2012. BRIM, Roger, 68, died May 27, 2012. BROWN, Michael, 51, died May 25, 2012. BROWN, Rose Lee, died May 22, 2012. BROWN, Tomekia, 34, died May 21, 2012. BROWN, Willie Jean Lawson, 59, died May 23, 2012. CHITTY, Ivalene Copeland, 84, died May 29, 2012. CONWAY Muriel, 82, died May 22, 2012. DIXON, Harold R., 56, died May 28, 2012. DUNLAP, Nan Adamson, 87, died May 23, 2012. ELLISON, Lollie Mae, died May 25, 2012. EVERETT, Ethel Johnson, died May 23, 2012. FIELDS, Wesley Calvin Red, 86, died May 24, 2012. FRENCH, Dorothy J., died May 23, 2012. FRIEDMAN, Robert, 82, died May 27, 2012. GIBSON, Mark Andrew, died May 20, 2012. GORE, James,72, died May 27, 2012. HARPER, Eugene D., died May 28, 2012. HAUGHTON, Malachi, III, died May 23, 2012. HAYMANS, Eunice Rachel Lee, 77, died May 22, 2012. HINES, Raymond E., 61, died May 22, 2012. HNYLA, Milton L., Sr., 83, died May 23, 2012. HOLMES-POUGH, Margie Ann, 66, died May 24, 2012. JAMES, Frank Hampton, 85, died May 23, 2012. KANE, Imogene M., 85, died May 24, 2012. KLOTTEN, Beatrice Nelson, 97, died May 29, 2012. LEE, Regenia, 51, died May 20, 2012. LONEY, Audrey G., died May 23, 2012. MAULDEN, James, 69, died May 24, 2012. McNAIR Robert, died May 24, 2012. MELTON, Flora E., 90, died May 23, 2012. MILLER, Jenny, 66, died May 22, 2012. MILTON, Annie M., died May 24, 2012. MURRAY Annette, died May 22, 2012. ONEAL Lawrence E. Larry, Jr., 59, died May 21, 2012. PADGETT, Wilma Stokes, died May 24, 2012. PARKER, David Michael, 45, died May 21, 2012. REXROAT, Unema Eads, 85, died May 28, 2012. RILEY, Roosevelt, died May 21, 2012. ROBERTS, Robert Bobby, 47, died May 23, 2012. SCHIAVONE Richard, 54, died May 26, 2012. SINGLETON Gwendolyn, 51, died May 24, 2012. SKINNER Ivan Leslie, 70, died May 28, 2012. SMITH, Phyllis M., 93, died May 25, 2012. SPEIGHTS, Donald Leroy, 65, died May 21, 2012. TAYLOR, Agnes Barr, 86, died May 22, 2012. THOMAS, Ruben Howard, Jr. 44, died May 27, 2012. THOMAS, W illie Roy, died May 21, 2012. THORTON, Jerry, died May 22, 2012. THORTON, Peter, died May 22, 2012. VOSS, Henry Clare, 70, died May 23, 2012. WAINWRIGHT, Norris Chip, 85, died May 25, 2012. WALKER, Cynthia Ann, 46, died May 23, 2012. WEINER, Ginny M., 28, died May 24, 2012. WHEELER, Julia E., 80, died May 29, 2012.~*~ GEORGIA DEATHS DOUGLAS, Eugene Doug, 61, died May 24, 2012. GILLAND, Untaivus, died May 29, 2012. NELSON, Catherine, died May 26, 2012. QUARTERMAN Nonie Mae, died May 29, 2012. STEWART, Christina Addie, died May 28, 2012. SULLIVAN Lisa Lee, died May 21, 2012. WILLIAMS, Lillian Geiger, 83, died May 19, 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 JUNE 2, 2012 Tune In To WCGL AM RadioForIMPACT IMPACTTuesday and Thursday from 8:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.AtWCGL1360.comThe Florida Star and Impact Striving To Make A Difference! Clara McLaughlin Leath Host Yvonne Brooks Co-Host CHURCH ADVERTISING DEADLINE: ADVERTISING DEADLINE: For the Church Page For the Church Page Wednesdays @ 2:00 P.M. Wednesdays @ 2:00 P.M. (904) 766-8834 ask for Liz (904) 766-8834 ask for Liz or EMAIL: info@thefloridastar.com or EMAIL: info@thefloridastar.com DEATH NOTICES DEATH NOTICES Central Metropolitan C.M.E. Church4611 North Pearl St., Jacksonville, FL 32206 Ofc (904) 354-7426 Fax (904) 354-0934Rev. Marquise Hardrick, Pastor ~ Worship Service ~Sun Church School 9:30a.m. Sun Morning Worship -10:45 a.m. Tues Eve Bible Study 6:30 p.m. Wed Bible Study 12 Noon Wed Feeding Ministry 2:00 p.m. ANNOUNCEMENTS Lion of the Tribe of Judah Ministries, Inc. PASTOR Dr. Sirretta Williams (Temporary services held) 623 Beechwood St., Jacksonville, FL 32206 Sunday School.......10:00 a.m. ~ Sunday Worship .......11:00 a.m. Every 5th Sunday Friends and Family Day Wednesday Bible Study 7:00 p.m. Direct Phone: 904.866.7047 Office Phone: 904.356.4226 Seeing Beyond The Lifestyle To Save A Life Website: www.lottojm.com Listings are due the Tuesday before the next issue. Email submissions preferred. Send to: Info@TheFloridaStar.com Rev. Marquise & Mrs. Deedra Hardrick Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you; and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen. Mathew 28:19-20 C. L. Page Mortuary offers full funeral and cremation services at an affordable price because we care. We are now offering Live Streaming of Funeral and Visitation Services.3031 Moncrief Road Jacksonville, FL 32209Visit us atWWW.CLPAGEMORTUARY.COM Carla L. Page, LFDIC Come join Bishop Dr. Lorenzo Hall Sr.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. 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 AGAPE LOVE HEALING MINISTRY HOLDS WOMENS CONFERENCEThe first Agape Love Healing Womens Conference was held on Saturday, May 12, 2012 at the Murchison Temple C.M.E. Church, located at 5817 Catoma Street. The conference was in honor of Evangelist Zelena WilkersonCrawford who died on 2/1/2012 from Breast Cancer. Dr. Deborah Wallace is the pastor of Murchison Temple. The speakers ministered on different aspects of healing such as emotional and physical healing. The conference was attended by approximately 25 women who received a blessing. The speakers were: Evangelist Vern Tate, Sister Leola Williams, Minister Brenda Mitchell, Dr. Deborah Wallace and Sister Judy Smith. All of the women in attendance received a goodie bag, as well as a door prize and photos were taken. A special thanks to the businesses and elected officials in the community who contributed items for the success of this event. ATTENTION Male/Female, 65 or older, looking for a place to place your elderly parent, to be taken care of Three meals a day Bedtime Snacks Take care of all personal items Assistance Living in my home will be taken care of. Please give me a call (904) 768-7948 (904) 442-3818

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JUNE 2, 2012 THE STAR PAGE A-3 Xqvgtu/"Eqpvkpwgf"htqo"C/3 The League of Women voters had challenged the law, which had a $1,000-a-day fine for failing to meet the requirements. The group said the requirement was so onerous that it stopped holding voter registration drives in Florida. With election coming up in Florida, there is much work to be done. Lets get to work, especially since Governor Scotts administration vows to accelerate voter purge. In addition to lowering the number of voters, such state representatives as Jeff Clemens has joined a campaign, in the interest of the public welfare and to restore faith in the political process, he is asking Florida residents to join with Montana and 22 other states to fight the influence of the unlimited corporate cash that has hijacked elections in America. Corporate interests have petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to strike the states corrupt practices act, which was designed to allow voters to clearly understand which corporations are attempting to influence the political process, not by banning those contributions but merely regulating them. With this, the average, everyday citizens will lose their voice. DctcdctcContinued from A-1 major position, including editorial director, circulation director and chief financial officer, during the 40-plus-year history of this company. Along the way, she is credited with grooming and developing several generations of executive leadership, including sons Earl Jr., Johnny and Michael, all of whom have worked as executives at Black Enterprise. Graves also co-founded and guided the Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit, the premier networking event and conference for women executives of color. My mother was a steadfast and loving partner and counselor to my father; his quiet source of strength and inspiration, says Earl Graves Jr., president and CEO of Black Enterprise. She served as mentor and guide to several generations of employees, managers and professionals. Above all, she genuinely cared for every member of the Black Enterprise family, and held a special passion for children and young people in particular.

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PAGE A-4 THE STAR JUNE 2, 2012Talk of the Town! Talk of the Town! Frances Bradley Columnist frances@thefloridastar.comVolume Burks, Photographer E kaabo (eh-kah-bow). Welcome. has come and gone! There was music to fit all tastes Bebop Jazz, Latin Jazz, Contemporary Jazz, Jazz Fusion, Bluesy Jazz, Nawlins Jazz, and Ragtime. Sacred Jazz was in the plan, but was outplayed by an act of God called Beryl. I thought my cousin, Barbara Breaker, was joking when she texted that the Mayor had cancelled Day 4 of the Festival because of an impending Tropical Storm. I checked Weather.com which showed a temperature of 88 degrees Fahrenheit on a cloudless day! I thought it was premature to cancel given the Festivals spotty history of inclement weather. I kept thinking of 1986 when diehard fans stood in the driving rain at Metropolitan Park for trumpet master, Miles Davis, who played with his back to them; then, there was the rain and wind of 1993 which drove festival producers to turn the stage around, so that enduring fans could retreat to the covered backstage; and lets not forget the noreaster, which brought rain and a chill to the event. In a Times-Union interview, the 1999 headliner, Grover Washington Jr. said, One of my fondest memories occurred there [Jacksonville]. I was sitting in with Bela Fleck and the weather was terrible but nobody left [it was 1992, and we surely did not leave]. Youve really cultivated great fansvery smart listeners. I later reasoned that the permanent structure at Metropolitan Park was more stable than the temporary staging utilized for todays downtown festival, although portable vendor booths are always used. I suppose three out of four days of fantastic music and clear weather aint bad. Especially since I can add hearing live performances by four veritable giants of jazz, the octogenarian, Sonny Rollins, and the timeless Jazz Crusaders Joe Sample, Wilton Felder, and Wayne Henderson to my bucket list! SPEAKING OF JAZZMeet Tonisha Landry-Gaines, Manager of Special Events for the City of Jacksonville. Recently appointed to the position, she began working with the city as Special Assistant to Mayor Alvin Brown in July 2011. The Special Events office produces city-sponsored entertainment, i.e. the Jacksonville Jazz Festival, World of Nations, FloridaGeorgia Football Classic, etc. Ms. Landry-Gaines is a graduate of Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Economics. Her community involvement includes Girls Incorporated Jacksonville, the PTA at Andrew Robinson Elementary, the War on Poverty-Florida, and the Jacksonville Womens Business Center Marketing Matters program, where she currently serves as a mentor. Congratulations Tonisha. We at TALK OF THE TOWN! wish you success and look forward to your leadership in the Special Events office. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ STILL SPEAKING OF JAZZ, you never want to miss Renee Ebalaroza, vocalist with the Noel Freidline Quintet. Renee whipped the crowd into frenzy with her rendition of Etta James At Last while the judges deliberated during the Piano Competition. NFQ played Saturday on the Jacksonville Landings Breezin Stage. Unfortunately, their two scheduled performances of Sacred Jazz with the Jacksonville Mass Choir on Sunday were cancelled because of Beryl. The Jazz Corner at Hilton Head, S.C. accurately describes Renee as a dynamic and extraordinary jazz vocalist. www.thejazzcorner.com/artists.php I have known Renee forOMG!more than 20 years! The first time I heard her sing, I was among the customers of a local hotels piano bar, who were captivated by this petite womans slamming rendition of Arethas Dr. Feelgood. Who knew she had chops like that! I was a fan from that moment. In fact, Renee was lead singer in a local rock band, the Untouchables. One night I met my good friend, Joyce Bizot, at Partners (now the Brick in Avondale) for dinner and to enjoy jazz pianist Noel Freidlines group. You could have called me a ten pin and bowled me over when I saw Renee on the bandstand sitting in for Noels regular vocalist! It was a magical night and I get goose bumps reminiscing about that evening as destiny unfolded before our very eyes. The Noel Freidline Trio featuring Renee Dickerson (she would become Ebalaroza a few years later) was born that night. They would become Jacksonvilles favorite jazz ensemble with a following which showed up wherever they appeared Orlando, Savannah, Hilton Head, etc. Later, as the Noel Freidline Quartet, they would become the house band at Las Vegas Bellagio Hotel, and a birthday gift to Julia Roberts from her husband. But, on that magical night at Partners twenty years ago, Renees amazing voice would make a lasting connection with the musical style called jazz. BTW, the vocalist that she sat in for never got the job back with Noel. Destiny! Over the years, as personal friends, weve shared happy times dinner gatherings where she proved that shes more than a pretty face with mad vocal skills cause the girl can burn in the kitchen, OMG! and sad times when she sang The Lords Prayer at my mothers funeral and I received the news of the passing of her dad, Irving Dickerson, who was a magnificent gentleman. When Renee comes for the Jazz Festival, it is a family reunion of sorts, which includes a ritual meet up at Carls Diner in Springfield for oxtails and collard greens with sister Velitia Gaines, who drives down from Atlanta with husband Terrence (a real jokester), the love of her life, husband Michael Ebalaroza, and yours truly. We didnt make it to Carls this time, but theres always next year! Theodore Walter "Sonny" Rollins Piano Competition Finalists, l-r: Richard Sears, Steven Denny, Winner-Addison Frei, Zoltan Balogh, 2nd PlaceEmmet Cohen. Judges, l-r: Brian Culbertson, Per Danielsson, and John Thomas The Jazz Crusaders: Joe Sample-piano, Wilton Felder-saxophone, and Wayne Henderson-trombone Frances Bradley, Corey Wilborn, and Jeanine Downing Noel Freidline and Renee Ebalaroza Crowd pleaser, Trombone Shorty Jacksonville Jazz Festival Hall of Fame Honorees, left-right, Dick Brown, Dan Kossof, Joyce Bizot, and Bob Bednar Tribal Disorder with Festival Hall of Famers, Longineu Parsons, Jr. on trumpet and Von Barlow, on drums (right) Marcus Roberts and Bela Fleck Kerry White, Chris Parsons, Christine Parsons, and proud papa, Charles Parsons Left to right: Ok Sun Burks, Glenda Washington, visitor Zelma Smith, and Frances Bradley Otis and Robin Railey Naim Rashid, Jazz Festival Hall of Fame 2012 Jacksonvill e Jazz Festival Hall of Fame Inductee, Prof. Gary Starling Kevin Hickman and Patrice Williams, Owners, Sweet Blue Lady Owners showing off their Mac 'n Cheese

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PAGE A-6 THE STAR JUNE 2, 2012 Resource Control Central for African American Men and Women.The site for real empowerment and wealth building. Join the 2012 erase the hate movement and help us create a real community based on resources. www.nationofbrothers.com www .nationofsisterz.com KvuContinued from A-1 what would you do? of course Ms. Corey was not there to answer Perhaps she will hear and give some thought. Should you hear her speaking ,please pay attention. In this meeting Isaiah Rumlin, President of the Jacksonville Chapter of the NAACP talked about the Judicial Branch of Government being where playing fields are leveled, politics, favoritism, prejudice and discrimination are put in check and left outside the courthouse. In his address Mr. Rumlin stated since the tenure of Angela Corey as State Attorney true justice has taken a back seat to political gamesman ship with the lives and futures of citizens in Duval, Clay and Nassau Counties. He went on to say that Ms. Corey has implanted a brutal, merciless, unfair, unjust, immoral, prejudicial and discriminatory policy of bringing the absolute highest possible charge against some while giving a free pass to others who should be prosecuted for more serious charges and face stiffer penalties. Mr. Rumlin not only pointed to Ms. Alexanders case where its reported the investigating officer made a conscious decision to arrest her for aggravated assault, because there was no basic to believe she intended to shoot anyone and under Florida s Sentencing Guidelines may have only faced 12 months and Ms. Corey added Floridas 10-20-life statue to the charge enhancing the 12 months County time to 20 years Florida State prison time. He went on the point to the case of Johnny Wills Rogers whose booking report on March 8, 2012 states Mr. Wills is a non-Hispanic white male who fired several shots into an occupied dwelling. The arrest narrative talks about a verbal altercation with a witness that was in the building. Arrested for Shooting /Throwing Deadly Missiles Into a Dwelling, a second degree felony. Ms Corey allowed Mr. Wills to receive a withhold of adjudication of guilt plea and serve 8 months and one year of house arrest without an ankle monitor. Mr. Rumlin asked IS THERE JUSTICE IN JACKSONVILLE Mrs. Jenkins, Marissa Alexanders Mom reminded everyone there are many people getting time unjustly in Duval County. She wanted Marissa to know its not over, pound for pound, round for round we are with you and we will never give upYOU DID NOTHING WRONG. Congress Woman Brown reminded the audience THIS IS MY TERRITORY, she taught at FCCJ, served as state representative and has been the Congress Person for District 3 for many years. She will fight. Three years is not Mercy and 20 years is not Justice. She stated since learning about Ms. Alexander she has found out youth fillings as felons as risen 300% The new industry in Florida is called The Prison Industry. Do not be dismayed the prison system in Florida is a business. Young women felons has risen 800%. Congress Woman Brown stated around 170 million dollars is being spent for prisons in Florida. She assured those listening that a National hearing is being put together in Washington DC. Michael Dowd, leading domestic battery attorney in Washington is putting together a team to address Stand Your Ground and 10-20life. When asked about the task force created by Gov. Scott that does not have anyone from DUVAL county as a member Ms. Brown only stated thats what I mean, they have only met one time and the next meeting is scheduled after the election in NOV. Congresswoman Brown is forming a coalition in Washington DC asking the Black caucus Hispanic and Asian caucuses to focus on the activities that are happening in Florida surrounding Stand YOUR GROUND and 10-20-life that will effect everybody. Attorney Kevin Cobbin informed The Florida Star that the appeal is being handled by Attorney Bruce Zinet and Attorney Michael Dowd. Ms. Alexander is in prison serving 20 years while the appeal is in process. This was not the usual rally, demands were listed of expectations from reviews of Stand Your Ground and 10-20-life. That the Governor pursues pardon and clemency processes immediately. That the Gov. create a task force to look at the effects of the 10/20/life laws. That the Gov. include in his Stand Your Ground task force a specific inquiry into how Floridas laws are helping/hurting victims of domestic violence. That Angela Corey stop supporting abusers and spreading information about Marissa Alexander and her family. That Marissa Alexander immediately be granted full visitation and communication rights with her family and supporters. That Marissa Alexander be released pending her appeal. There were also facts that were listed, however for the sake of space The Star will print those facts in another issue. The vigil ended with prayer against injustice asking God to speak life into our souls. Echoing the words of Bishop McKissick ,LET truth speak on Facts. Local soldiers are on the ground.

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By AGSelectPR It took ten tries, but Trinidad designer Ryan Chan can finally call himself a Mission Catwalk challenge winner. Episode ten of the Caribbean fashion reality series saw Ryan along with five other designers were creating a prom dress for a high school girl-a test not only of their design skills but their ability to work with a client. I made sure to ask my model what her favorite colour combination. She, without hesitating, answered "pink and black", also my two favorite colors! I created a pink dress with peau de soie fabric and used black accessories. I also kept her age in mind and, modernized the corsage by using a black rhinestone encrusted appliqu, which I thought gave her some attitude but yet kept it funky and funa punk rock princess! Alvina Bryan was the lucky model who in addition to keeping her Ryan Chan design, won a $10,000.00 gift voucher to shop at Xtras. For him, this win is especially satisfying as he has been in the bottom spot for the last four episodes. He did start the series on strong footing, having placed in the top four ranking in episodes two to four. Whether he maintains his winning stance remains to be seen as there is one more challenge before the battle of the top three at Caribbean Fashion Week which takes place at 7PM on Friday June 8. Alvina Bryan was the lucky model who in addition to keeping her Ryan Chan design, won a $10,000.00 gift voucher to shop at Xtras. For him, this win is especially satisfying as he has been in the bottom spot for the last four episodes. He did start the series on strong footing, having placed in the top four ranking in episodes two to four. Whether he maintains his winning stance remains to be seen as there is one more challenge before the battle of the top three at Caribbean Fashion Week which takes place at 7PM on Friday June 8. Jamaicas Janel Jolly was ranked as the lowest scoring designer and she was eliminated. Though she was in the top scoring designers on episodes one, two and six, she was safe throughout the series. Five designers now remain. They areCrystal Powell and Gregory Williams of Jamaica, Kerin Scott of Barbados, Belizes Rebecca Stirm and Ryan Chan of course. Contestants are pictured to the left. By Garfield L. Angus JAMAICA: The Braes River community of St. Elizabeth has added to Jamaicas tourism offerings, with the opening of the Come Meet a Jamaican Village community tourism initiative. The large, attractive village complex, located in the heart of the rustic farming community, offers an authentic experience that goes beyond shopping to sharing and connecting with the locals. It boasts individual shops where persons can purchase art and craft, local cuisine, and fresh farm produce. Also contained are restrooms, and a stage area for live shows and entertainment. It is a project of the Braes River Community Development Association in collaboration with the Tourism Product Development Company (TPDCo). Mayor of Black River, Councillor Everton Fisher, who delivered the keynote address at the launch on May 27, called on residents to work for the preservation of the project. Protect it, build and preserve on what has started. Before you think of renting or leasing this place make sure the users of this facility, when they would have finished their events, it is left in an impeccable condition, so as not to throw this thing into disarray. It is not every event that can be hosted here I dont want to hear that the stage mash down. There are different products for different places, and I am saying to you residents of Braes River, this is historic for you, the Mayor said. Noting the scores of persons from across the island and overseas, who attended the launch, he said their presence is proof that the product is attractive and if managed properly, can be economically sustainable. The Mayor welcomed plans to expand the community tourism initiative to include tours of nearby farms. The farmer can offer his farm as a farm vacation tour experience, as many visitors enjoy walking on farms and will pay to learn how we plant local crops. The farmers can also be included in the health and wellness market by learning the nutritional value of his products and participate as a community tourism guide, he suggested. Member of Parliament for North East St. Elizabeth, Raymond Pryce, told the gathering that he is giving the venture his full support as many local jobs can be created. He said that the plan is to provide training for tour guides and people, who operate the shops, so that they can better interact with and showcase the facilities to visitors, while partnerships will be sought with established tourist facilities to encourage tours of the area. We intend that this village concept for tourism in Braes River is also going to become a standing feature on the calendar of activities in the parish. Along with TPDCo, we are going to do the training for community hosts, the people who are going to be tour guides. We are going to do a marketing strategy with the hotels to see if we can have visitors coming in, Mr. Pryce said. JUNE 02, 2012 THESTAR PAGEA-7 U.S. and The Bahamas Commemorate Memorial Day and Pay Tribute to Fallen Heroes Mayor of Black River, Councillor Everton Fisher (right) examines pineapples on sale at the opening of the Come Meet a Jamaican Village community tourism project in Braes River, St. Elizabeth 'Come Meet a Jamaican Village' Opens in Braes River On Monday, May 28, U.S. and Bahamian government officials as well as family members came together to mark Memorial Day by paying tribute to those who gave their lives for freedom. The occasion was also set aside to give special recognition to the ten members of US Patrol Squadron 23, LTJG William H. Martin; ENS John C. Tinney; AT3 Joseph A. Kiliszewski; ATAN Thomas R. Caylor; AT3 Albert J. Olson; ENS Leland R. Osborn; ADC John W. Holle; AO3 Franz E. Nelson; AD3 Gerald P. Lepard and AL1 Fred M. Sparks, who lost their lives during a training mission off of the coast of Nassau on May 7, 1954 and Bahamian Private First Class (PFC) Norman Darling who died in the Iraq War in 2004. On hand to mark the solemn occasion at the fateful crash site off of Clifton Pier, U.S. Charg dAffaires John Dinkelman, who noted that the importance of paying tribute to the men and women who have paid the ultimate sacrifice for the United States of America and The Bahamas. As we reflect on the sacrifices of our American servicemen and women, we also remember those of our friends and allies for Americas Armed Forces have never stood alone. Our military men and women include citizens of many nations, including The Bahamas. In his remarks, Governor General of The Bahamas Sir Arthur Foulkes stated that he is joined by the people of The Bahamas in paying tribute to those brave young people who died far away from home in the service of their country. He added that it is quite fitting that a day is set aside to honor, commemorate and give thanks for those individuals who made the ultimate sacrifice. During the ceremony, family members paid tribute to their loved ones, a moment of silence was also observed in memory of the fallen heroes followed by a gun salute by the Military Police Force Protection Unit of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF). Also among the highlights, the playing of Taps by the Royal Bahamas Police Force (RBPF) and the release of two commemorative wreaths into the water by a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter crew and Master Sergeant Iris Rivera, of the U.S. Army, while onboard an RBDF P-48 Cutter. Governor General of The Bahamas Sir Arthur Foulkes gives remarks during the Memorial Day ceremony. U.S. Charge dAffaires John Dinkelman and Mrs. Dinkelman; Governor General of The Bahamas Sir Arthur Foulkes and Lady Foulkes with the Minister of State for National Security, The Hon. Keith Bell; Minister of Foreign Affairs, The Hon. Fred Mitchell; LCDR Samuel Wartell, Office of Defense Cooperation, U.S. Embassy; Minister of National Security, The Hon. Dr. Bernard Nottage and Mrs. Nottage; Leader of the Opposition, The Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis and family members of the fallen heroes. Tenth Time Is The Charm For Trinidadian Designer Ryan Chan: Wins His First Mission Catwalk Challenge

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PAGE A-8 THE STAR JUNE 2, 2012 LOVE TO SHOP HERE. LOVE TO SAVE HERE. Once you know, theres only one place to go.Perhaps youve been running all over town to save a little bit here and a little bit there. When all the time, you could save just as much at Publix, and enjoy the shopping experience, too. So relaxweve got you covered. Go to publix.com/save right now to make plans to save this week.

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JUNE, 2012 THESTAR JacksonvillesLOCAL NEWS FLORIDASECTION B Jacksonville Celebrates Global Day Of Prayer As Host City Jacksonville, Florida was once again chosen to be the host city for The Global Day of Prayer. A day set aside for countries around the world to pray at the same time for the same things. This day is the middle ground of building towards a lifestyle of prayer. The setting is ten days of continuous prayer ,one day praying as one voice and ninety days of blessings. The first 10 days before the Global Day of Prayer created the opportunity for people around the world to unite according to ACTS chapter 1 & 2. Everybody involved made an effort to focus an hour or two each day for special prayer time. Isaiah 62:6 7. I have posted watchmen on your walls, O Jerusalem; they will never be silent day or night. You who call on the Lord, give yourselves no rest, and give him no rest till he establishes Jerusalem and makes her the praise of the earth. Why did we gather? Habakkuk 2:14 For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord as the waters cover the sea. Children prayed, young adults were praying non-stop around the clock, prayer was offered in many different languages, in many created ways to keep the prayer going 24 hrsaday. Waiting to be filled with the power of The Holy Spirit. God promises that those who wait on him will be filled with the same power to spread the same word to all nations who are alive on earth today. Day one believers joined in united and persevering prayer to wait on God for the fulfilment of his promise. Day 2 was prayed to become living testimonies of Gods salvation forgiveness and deliverance. Day 3 was for the church to grow in maturity to live holy. Day 4 was know and proclaim the truth about Jesus Christ and your salvation. Day 5 was a prayer to bring believers home through repentance. Day 6 was for comfort, strength grace and joy to persevere. Day 7 to be as one. Day 8 for our eyes to be opened to be delivered from bondage. Day 9 to become a house of prayer. Day 10 was a prayer to be obedient. Sunday May 27th believers from across Jacksonville met at the Potter House International Ministries for worship and prayer in one voice as believers around the world prayed as ONE VOICE. May 28th, ninety days of blessing began as an opportunity for Christians to continue in persistent prayer and become the answers to their prayers. Faith without works is dead. Luke 4:18-19. The Spirit of the Lord is one me because he has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners, and recovery of sight for the blind, to release the oppressed, to proclaim the year of the Lords favor. The GLOBAL DAY OF PRAYER SERVES TO HELP ESTABLISH A LIFESTYLE OF PRAYER. PHOTOS: Husband and Wife Productions

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(StatePoint) Even if youre the life of the party, making friends who share your enthusiasm for your hobbies is not always easy. Especially for those of us who have unusual interests. Baton twirling anybody? While not all hobbies will easily win you friends like joining a sports team or forming a band, there are many new and old tools to help hook you up with like-minded people, no matter how obscure your interests are: Cant Beat Em? Join Em If your friends never take your book recommendations, or they always decline your invitations to play tennis, its time join a club. Check message boards online or in your community for listings. If you dont find what youre looking for, post your own ad and start a club yourself! Taking classes is also an excellent way to meet people with your hobbies. From dancing to photography to cooking, youll meet people and learn something too. Go Alone Having trouble finding a companion for the opera? Get up the courage and attend alone. Theres no shame in pursuing your interests solo. And once youre there, youll be surrounded by people who have at least one thing in common with you. So be very friendly. After all, theres no better place to meet someone to take to the next event. Go Online You may not find anyone in your community who shares your love of model rockets, but theres an entire world of people out there, who you can meet face-toface online. New tools are allowing people around the world to connect online in a very authentic way, says Jamie Snider, Co-founder of Yowie.com, a video chatting website. Consider joining a free site like Yowie.com where users with common interests connect through group online video chats. Hold virtual club meetings and discussions from the comfort of your own home. The site not only enables virtual faceto-face chats but also allow you to share other media, like your favorite YouTube videos, mid-chat. Look for a site that has measures of protection like privacy settings. Yowie, for example, has a reputation scoring system so you can make informed decisions about who you interact with on the site. Volunteer Volunteering is a great way to meet people who care about the same things as you. Stuff envelopes for a political campaign or serve food at a soup kitchen. Theres plenty of camaraderie to be had when you work with others toward a common cause. Whether youre looking to join a club, or just gain feedback on a project, take advantage of opportunities to connect with like-minded folks locally and globally. New And Old Ways To Find Friends Who Share Your InterestsPAGE B 2 THE STAR JUNE 2, 2012 *****/Community Activities 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. JACKSONVILLE SHARKS VS TAMPA BAY STORM: Saturday June 2, 2012, at Veterans Memorial Arena, 300 A. Philip Randolph Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32202. Contact 904.630.3900 for additional information. Florida Sisters in Crime holds monthly meetings to spotlight authors and the craft of writing every first Saturday from 10 12:00 p. m. at the Southeast Regional Library, 10599 Deerwood Park Blvd. Our June 2, 2012 meeting will feature Vic DiGenti. DiGenti, a prominent member of Jacksonville arts community has written multiple award winning books. Visit www.floridasistersincrime.com for more information. HALE & HEARTY 7K RACE, thisSaturday, June 2, 2012, at the Riverside Arts Market, Jacksonville FL. For more information call 904.389.2449 SUMMER IN SANCTUARY on Sunday June 3, 2012, at MOCA Jacksonville, 333 N. Laura Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Contact 904.366.6911 for more information. Boxwood and TBA this Monday, June 4, 2012, at Burro Bar, 100 E. Adams St., Jacksonville, FL 32202. For more information call 904.353.4686. DOWNTOWN TOP TO BOTTOM WALKING TOUR, on Tuesday June 5, 2012, The Jacksonville Landing, 2 Independent Dr. W., Jacksonville, FL 32202. SENIOR DAYS on Wednesday June 6, 2012, at the Museum of Science and History (MOSH), 1025 Museum Circle, Jacksonville, FL 32207. Call 904.396.MOSH for additional information. 22nd Annual Jacksonville Foodfight: Thursday June 7, 2012, at the EverBank Field, 1 Everbank Field Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32202. For more information contact 904.633.6100. JACKSONVILLE SUNS vs JACKSON GENERALS, onFriday June 8, 2012 Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville, 301 A. Philip Randolph Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32202. Jax Truckies Food Truck Rally to Stamp Out Hunger on Saturday, June 9, 2012, at the Burrito Gallery, 21 E. Adams St., Jacksonville, FL 32202. Contact 904.598.2922 for additional information. 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) Just because its summer vacation, doesnt mean your kids should sit idle. Instead of allowing them to fritter away in front of the television while school is out, encourage them to use the downtime to give back to the community. How can you get your kids to lend a helping hand? Children will really get on board with causes that speak to their interests. Three real-life heroines who were recently honored for their charitable work by the Harlequin More Than Words awards program offer some insights as to how young people can spend the summer giving back. For their extraordinary community contributions, Harlequin donated $15,000 to each of their causes. Get Involved: There are plenty of hands-on volunteer opportunities well-suited for young people, such as walking dogs at an animal shelter, reading to seniors in a nursing home, or picking up trash at a cleanup. Mentor: Most people think you need to be older to be a mentor. Even young people have something to offer their peers, says Sally Spencer, the CEO of Youth Assisting Youth. Teens and young adults who are home during the summer should consider serving as mentors to at-risk youth. Both mentor and mentee stand to gain from such a friendship. Organize: Talk to your local shelter or food pantry to see what items are needed most and help your child organize a food drive through his or her summer camp or community center. Communities hold the collaborative strength needed to tackle hunger, says Helen McGovern, executive director of the Emergency Food Network. Raid the Piggy Bank: Many children want to give to a cause on their own, says Mindy Atwood, CEO and founder of Patches of Light, a nonprofit organization for families of critically ill children. You can encourage charitable giving at an early age by helping them allocate a portion of their allowance for charity each week. Donate: Kids outgrow clothing and books quickly. Together, clean out their closets and shelves and donate what is usable to charity. To read a collection of short stories inspired by the lives of the three Harlequin More Than Words winners, visit www.HarlequinMoreThanWords.com. How To Get Your Kids Volunteering This Summer Announcements, meetings, happenings, and community events scheduled in Jacksonville and the surrounding area Prepare Your Home For Summer Weather (StatePoint) Cooling your home in summer can be an expensive prospect, especially as temperatures soar well above comfort level. But dont sweat it. Experts say you can dramatically lower your energy bills and stay comfortable too. There are a number of easy adjustments and upgrades, at all price points, that can save you energy and money this summer, says Mark Demerly, President of Demerly Architects, and chair of the American Institute of Architects Custom Residential Architects Network. To help get you started, Demerly offers some timely advice: Roof Venting The roof of your home acts as an absorbent. Its therefore critical to release heat from your roof so that it doesnt come into the house instead, says Demerly. Proper insulation will prevent heat from coming in, and a sound ventilation system will help get rid of build-up. Start by checking to see if your attic is properly insulated and ventilated. Eave vents, ridge vents, and roof venting materials can help push heat out. Consider adding solar-paneled or wind-driven vent pipes, as these will act to pull hot air out of the attic. This upgrade is useful year-round, as insulation helps retain heat as well. Windows Windows are critical to keeping your home cool, Demerly says. Keep them open when temperatures are moderate and theres low humidity. Natural ventilation is free! Install a window fan facing outward -pushing air out, not in -and open the windows on the opposite side of the house to exhaust the hot air out, and pull in cooler outside air. Also, consider using a house fan for the attic, to move more fresh air into your entire home. Reflect heat out of the house for a larger, yet cost-effective measure by installing window films. You might also consider replacing old windows with a modern energy-efficient option made of insulated glass matched with Low-E coatings and argon gasses. Be aware that casement and awning windows minimize air infiltration better than double hung windows. Basic Home Maintenance Some additional steps you can take to reduce cooling costs include: Paint your house a lighter, more reflective color. If you have a flat roof, consider a lighter colored membrane covering, such as Thermoplastic PolyOlefin (TPO), to reflect light. Green roofs, which cover and insulate the surface from heat, can also be applied to exiting flat roofs. Install more high-efficient air units or alternative systems, like geothermal systems, to provide cost savings. Plant trees around your home to shade your house in summer and cool the air. An architect can help you apply many of these cost-saving initiatives. To find one in your area, visit: http://architectfinder.aia.org/. While improving your homes energy efficiency will save you money in the long run, avoid spending a fortune on the upgrades. Remember, tax credits exist for many of these ideas, so be sure to look into them before starting any project, Demerly adds. A few actions you take now can help you lower your energy costs all summer. Get started today for a cool, comfortable season.

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THESTAR LOCAL GEORGIASECTION B Making Her Miracles: Brunswicks Shashika Hill Gives Back To Community With Celebrity Studded Awards Weekend JUNE 02, 2012 By ARTHIANIXON Florida/Georgia Star When life threw a whole bunch of lemons at Shashika Hill, she found herself having to quit school as a 15 year-old mother. Things were tough physically, emotionally and financially and yet she found a way to turn her lemons into lemonade. She dusted herself off and focused on her new child and later her ailing grandmother. Little did she know, her compassionate and caring spirit which helped her through grandmothers battle with cancer would pave the way to a career that now has Hill in a position to give back to the community. Yes, I had a baby at 15 and was working at FLETC when my grandmother got sick, she told The Star. She was actually my inspiration to start Miracle Home. After I took care of her, I wanted to take care of someone else but didnt even have money to put an ad in the newspaper. I saw an ad where a lady needed 24 hour care. I couldnt do it and so she asked me why I didnt consider hiring other people and then just start a company. Well, I thought about it and decided it was my calling. However, Hill was given a cold shoulder when she reached out to the community for business advice and support. Far from discouraged, she earned her GED and went back to school to pursue a license as a home health care agent. Eyes on the prize, she was determined to become a business owner. I went to Atlanta and being there, I got a better reception and got into networking with like minded individuals, she said. Its sad that I had to leave home and go there to get the help I needed but at the end of the day, I have to come back home because it is a part of me. Still Hill, now a mother of two, faced challenges. I simply didnt have any money, she admitted. I had two kids and a whole lot of sacrifices to make. There were times when we had no food. In fact, I remember us sharing a loaf of bread. My vehicle was repossessed and I went through so much but I always knew that Miracle Home Care would be something great. I kept telling my kids to hang in there and remind them that this is just a test because God is preparing us for something really big. And you know, if I had to do it all over again, I would. At age 31, Shashika Hill is living a life many may envy, yet many dont realize the story behind her well deserved glory. In spite of those who werent there when she was a youngster looking for help or an up and coming entrepreneur seeking advice, Hill has taken a different approach to life. I know the most important thing giving back, says the once struggling mother who is now a philanthropist. I dont want anyone to feel as alone as I was. We didnt even have school supplies as kids sometimes, so every year I do a back to school event and give children the things I didnt have. I also host a Christmas party for the community because its something that I have to do and make sure other kids dont have the kind of Christmas I had during my struggles. Now, shes taken her giving to a whole new level with the recent Recognize Your Community Awards assembling Hollywood heavyweight and hair diva Vivica Foxx, reality star and stylist extraordinaire Dwight Eubanks, American Idol turned actress Fantasia Barrino and singer Bobby Valentino in Brunswick. I had to bring them in and host this event because I think it bought a lot of change to peoples lives, said Hill. The awards recognized the business community and I dont want new business owners to experience what I did. We have to work together to make a change and support each other. I love Brunswick, its my home and I want to make a change. Even though I didnt have people pour into me when I needed them to, I have learned to forgive people and move on. Hill is a visionary with a vision that might just be too big to be contained in Brunswick. Great things are indeed in store for the young woman who proves there can be miracles when you believe. Photos by: Ken Carroll kenneth@kseezphotography.com, www.kseezphotography.com, (912) 6174269. Other photographers included Angela Favors-Morrell, Vivian Walker Mitchell, Douglas Wilson,and Mike Force Photography. Shashika Hill and her husband Trey flank recording artist and Life Is Not A Fairytale actress/author Fantasia Barrino. The American Idol is said to be an inspiration to Hill. Shashika Hill and friend Dwight Eubanks share hugs on the red carpet. Style star Eubanks, from Real Housewives of Atlanta, is someone Hill considers a great encouragement and supporter. Shashika Hill (right) and staff pose with actress Vivica Foxx outside Brunswicks Ritz Theatre during the Recognizing Your Community Awards main event. Teen Moms to Mogul Moms: Shashika Hill (right) and American Idol Fantasia, Barrino greet fans on the red carpet. Hills trial to triumph story and Barrinos both show that teen moms can still achieve their dreams and overcome obstacles. Actress Vivica Foxx brings the house down at the Ritz announcing RYCA winners. Dwight Eubanks shows why he is king of the catwalk. Vivica Fox and Shashika Hill stun in style.

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JUNE 2, 2012 THESTAR Record Crowd Watches USA Soccer Dismantle ScotlandPAGEB-4 By MIKEBONTS Sports Writer Landon Donovans hat trick led the U.S. Mens National Soccer Team to a convincing 5-1 victory over Scotland before 44,438 Saturday night. The attendance at EverBank Field set the record for a USA mens friendly match in the Southeast as the U.S. debuted its new red-andwhite-striped Nike jerseys. We are very pleased with the performance, said USA head coach Jurgen Klinsmann. I think you saw many elements of what were always talking about, what were trying step by step to develop. Its a fast-paced game, it has tempo in it. It has one-two touch combinations through our midfielders as fast as possible finding the forwards up there, having pace, build up from the back, no long balls. The USA has won five straight matches dating back to Novembers 3-2 win against Slovenia, and has a 4-0 record in 2012. The 1998 squad is the only other team in U.S. history to open the year with four wins in its first four games, starting 4-0 with victories against Sweden, Cuba, Costa Rica and Brazil. The five goals scored on Saturday were the most since the USAs 6-1 victory against Cuba in World Cup qualifying in 2008, in Washington, D.C. Donovans scored an unassisted goal just three minutes into the match to put the USA on the scoreboard first. He scored his second goal when Jermaine Jones notched his second assist of the game. Donovans third goal of the game on an assist from Michael Bradley. It was his 49th career goal for the national team. It was Donovans second hat trick in Florida. His first came in 2007 against Ecuador Bradley gave the USA 2-0 lead with his 10th career goal on a long curling shot from the top of the box. It was the first time Bradley and Donovan had scored together since the 2011 Gold Cup. Jones second career goal for the United States made it 5-1 off an assist from Donovan.This was the United States' 15th four goal victory and the 19th game with at least five goals scored. The USAs quick start was only slowed by its own goal. Scotland defender Charlie Mulgrew crossed the ball in from the right side to captain Kenny Miller, who headed the ball at the top of the six-yard box back across the goal. The ball bounced off of U.S. center back Geoff Camerons body and rolled into the net to cut the USAs lead to 2-1. All those elements I think we saw a lot today. I think we set the tone and the team kept their rhythm throughout the entire game. We kept the tempo going, the energy was high. We saw wonderful goals. For a coach, thats obviously fun to watch, no doubt about it, said Klinsmann. With the win, the USA improves to 6-4-1 under Klinsmann. U.S. opponents also have yet to directly score a goal this year. The U.S. improved to 2-3-2 all-time against Scotland. SHARKS RIP PREDS, 55-37, FOR SECOND STRAIGHT WIN The ArenaBowl XXIV Champion Jacksonville Sharks used a 30-point second quarter to erase an early deficit and take control, defeating the Orlando Predators by a 55-37 count at Amway Center on Friday night. The Sharks trailed 14-3 entering the second quarter as a result of an early turnover on downs. But on the first play of that second frame, quarterback Bernard Morris hit Bobby Sewall for a 10yard touchdown pass that brought Jacksonville within seven points. From there, the run was on. After an Orlando touchdown, Jacksonville scored 39 of the games next 42 points to take a 4924 lead early in the fourth. Though the Predators scored twice in the fourth, Orlando never cut its deficit within two scores in that final frame. Included in that mid-game run was a 37yard field goal off the left foot of Marco Capozzoli, who made all three of his field goal attempts. Capozzoli set a pair of franchise records on Friday, as that 37-yarder was the longest in team history and he became the first Shark to kick three field goals in one game. Capozzoli is now 7-for-7 on field goal attempts this season. The Sharks surge was keyed by an impressive defensive effort during the middle portion of the game. From the middle of the second quarter until the end of the third, Jacksonvilles defense went seven possessions without allowing a touchdown. This included a pair of fumble recoveries, two turnovers on downs and a missed field goal. Aaron Robbins led the Sharks defensive onslaught, sacking Orlandos Chris Leak on two separate occasions. Scooter Berry continued to build on his impressive rookie season as well, notching a sack and a fumble recovery. Berry now leads the team with six sacks and has recorded one in five of the teams last seven games. Overall, Jacksonville set a new season high with four quarterback sacks on Friday night. Offensively, Morris played another mistake-free contest in his third start of the season. He tossed a season-high six touchdown passes, finishing 18-of-34 for 173 yards in the process. Morris also ran for 44 yards on four carries, including a 24yard touchdown dash on the first play of the fourth quarter. Morris has now thrown 10 touchdown passes without an interception in his last three games. Terrance Smith led Jacksonvilles receiving corps with 10 catches for 64 yards and three touchdowns. Smith has now scored at least two touchdowns in nine of the Sharks 10 games in 2012. Sewall added four catches for 74 yards and two scores, while Jamarko Simmons hauled in a touchdown as well. For the Predators, Leak went 17-of-32 for 275 yards and four touchdowns. Dwayne Eley, Jr. proved to be one of Orlandos biggest offensive threats, as he racked up 114 receiving yards and 240 all-purpose yards. T.T. Toliver led the way with three touchdown catches for the Predators. With the win, Jacksonville temporarily pulls into a tie with the Tampa Bay Storm for second place. Jaguars Sign Second-Round Draft Pick Andre Branch The Jacksonville Jaguars signed 2012 second-round draft pick Andre Branch to a contract, the club announced today. Branch was the 38th overall pick in the draft land is the first of the teams six draft picks to sign a contract. Branch, 6-5, 258, was a four-year letterman at defensive end for Clemson where he made 27 starts. He finished his career with 17.5 sacks, 33.5 tackles for loss and 197 tackles. He was the first player from Clemson drafted by the Jaguars in franchise history. As a senior, Branch served as a team captain and earned second-team All-America honors after compiling a career-high 10.5 sacks. The 10.5 sacks led the ACC and were the fourth-most in school history for a season. He also led the team with 17 tackles for loss and totaled a career-best 85 tackles. A native of Richmond, Virginia, he attended Varina High School where he started at both linebacker and tight end. He also lettered in basketball. USA's No. 10 Landon Donovan on his way to one of his three goals against Scotland (Photo by Nancy Beecher) The USA's five goals against Scotland were the most since a 6-1 victory against Cuba in World Cup qualifying in 2008. (Photo by Nancy Beecher) USA's Steve Cherundolo, No. 6,battles for the ball in the 5-1 win over Scotland. (Photo by Nancy Beecher)

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THROUGH THE EYES OF CHILDRENBy Daris Howard It was springtime and my two youngest daughters had been cooped up in the house all winter and were fretting to get out every chance they could. They were born after we thought we were done having children and they have complicated our household in many wonderful ways. They have also colored our lives with a tapestry of awareness that we should have had with our other children but did not always. I helped them put their sweaters on, for even though it was May, it was still chilly. Each of them put a hand in mine and we stepped outside for an educational walk through the garden as I planned to show them the many wonders of spring. The first thing we came to were the wild roses that bloom along the ditches and canals near our house. Their fragrance filled the air with a scent that tingles the nose. My two-year-old, Elliana, pointed to them. What are those? she asked. Before I could answer, her four-year-old sister, Heather, jumped in. Those, she said, are called noses. They are called that because they smell so good. But be careful because those sharp things on them are called pokies. A large orange and black Monarch butterfly landed on the bushes next to us. Heather pointed to it. Oh, look, Elli, its a flutterby. As we stood there watching the flutterby, a flock of geese noisily winged its way north in formation above us. Heather pointed to them. Those are called gooses. The noise they make is honking. Elliana looked impressed with her big sisters knowledge. Why are they honking? she asked. Because, Heather answered with an air of four-year-old wisdom, they are anxious to get home and the ones in the front are going too slow, so the ones in the back want them to get out of the road. As we continued our walk through the garden a pungent smell filled the air. Heather and Elli both sniffed and wrinkled their noses. Heather turned to her little sister. That is called a stunk, and Im sure I dont need to tell you why it is called that. Our walk took us through the strawberry patch that was waking from the cold winter and was starting to put on flowers like a springtime snow. Heather pointed to them. Do you know what these are, Elli? Elli shook her head, so Heather continued. These are called yum berries. That is their real name, but some people call them slow berries because they take too long before they can be eaten. As we continued our walk I just kept quiet and listened to Heather describe the world around us with her vivid imagery and imaginative way. I realized this educational walk was more of an education for me than for them, for God gave me eyes to see, ears to hear, a nose to smell, a mouth to taste, and fingers with which to feel, but he gave me children to give me a reason to stop and look, to help me pause and listen, to remind me to take time out and smell the flowers, to help me be grateful for the flavors of the bounty around me, and to reach out enjoy touching what I see. Thank you, God, for children. PAGE B-6 THESTAR JUNE 2, 2012 OPINIONS OWNER/PUBLISHER CLARA McLAUGHLIN LEATH MANAGEMENT LONZIE LEATH, RINETTA M. FEFIE SALES & MARKETING DAN EVANS OFFICE/ACCOUNTS MANAGER SHIQUITA WILSON LAYOUT EDITOR MAY E. FORD CRIME &JUSTICE KEVIN KIM CARIBBEAN NEWS/SPECIAL LAYOUT ARTHIA NIXONInvestigative Reporter : Lonzie Leath Reporters/Photographers : Marsha Phelts, Laurence Greene, F. M. Powell, III, Michael Phelts, Richard McLaughlin, Andrea F. K. 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JUNE 2, 2012THE STARPR 1 TALLAHASSEE, Fla. One year after watching other entrepreneurs pitch their business ideas in the Black Enterprise $10,000 Elevator Pitch contest, Florida A&M University (FAMU) alumna Ebonee Rudolph decided to compete and won. Rudolph, whose pen name is Ebonee Monique, is the owner of the boutique ghostwriting firm "Mama I Want to Write!" In 60 seconds, in front of approximately 1,500 people, and on her 30th birthday (May 24), Monique convinced celebrity judges at the annual Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference and Expo in Chicago, Ill. that her business was worth the investment. Last year, I was watching this elevator pitch from the audience, said Monique. I am overjoyed to be able to see my growth as a business owner and to have received such great feedback from my pitch! The feedback she has received since winning the competition has been positive for Monique and her company. Soon she will be featured on the Michael Baisden Show as the Business of the Week, which recognizes companies with a proven track record of success. Baisden was one of three celebrity judges in the Black Enterprise $10,000 Elevator Pitch contest. Monique is a native of Tampa, Fla. and a 2004 FAMU graduate of the School of Journalism and Graphic Communication, where she earned a bachelors degree in public relations. She is the daughter of former Tampa Bay Buccaneer Council Rudolph, Jr. and Anne Rudolph. For more information about Mama I Want to Write! contact Monique at info@mamaiwanttowrite.com or call (850) 264-6526. FAMU Alumna Wins $10K Elevator Pitch Contest FAMU College of Law Awards Full Scholarships to FAMU UndergraduatesOrlando, Fla. Two Florida A&M University (FAMU) recent graduates will not have to shoulder the majority of costs associated with their legal education when they become law students in the fall. Jasmine Anthony and Raquel Perry became the first recipients of FAMU All-Stars fulltuition scholarships to attend the College of Law. The FAMU All-Stars Scholarship is based on an initiative aimed at attracting the most gifted students from the main campus to attend the College of Law in Orlando. The program identifies top academic performing undergraduate students who express an interest in studying law. The academic All-Stars are encouraged to participate in a pre-law program on the main campus that culminates with an All-Stars Tour to Orlando. The College of Law hosted nine of the FAMU All-Stars for the two-day introductory program in February. Perry was a participant on the inaugural tour. The scholarship recipients were formally presented with the FAMU All-Stars scholarships by College of Law Dean LeRoy Pernell during a ceremony held at Jones Hall on the main campus. Dean Pernell was accompanied by Karemah Manselle, assistant director of Financial Aid; Carlotta Mitchell, Title III program specialist; and Camille Thompson, assistant director, College of Law Admissions. Although Anthony and Perry were the first recipients of the full scholarships, several graduates were awarded with partial All-Stars scholarships. The students selected had previously applied for entrance to FAMU's College of Law after taking the Law School Admissions Test. The College of Law will accept applications for admission until May 31, 2012. Prospective law students should contact the Office of Admissions at (407) 254-3286. Photo caption: FAMU alumna Ebonee Monique won the Black Enterprise $10,000 Elevator Pitch contest. Non-Profit Helps Florida Professionals Transition to TeachingEducation Jobs Event held in Jacksonville on June 5 to Recruit New Teachers The American Board, a non-profit dedicated to recruiting and certifying community-based teachers in Florida, will host a public event on how local residents can become certified Florida teachers. Attendees will learn what to expect in a career as a teacher and receive advisement on a personalized path to certification. The event will be held Tuesday, June 5 at 5:30 pm and 7 pm at the Holiday Inn, 11083 Nursery Fields Drive in Jacksonville and will be led by Florida Teacher Certification Specialist Jude Paul. The event is free and open to the public. No tickets are required for entry. Anyone with a bachelors degree can become a full-time teacher within a year as long as they plan the right path. Paul said. We are searching for people who have real-life experience and want to apply that experience in the classroom. Paul can be contacted at jpaul@americanboard.org or (407) 5055893. Visit www.abcte.org for more information on becoming a teacher.

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Creating a Generation of ReadersBy Laysha WardSome Florida students learned that their school's library was selected by Target for a School Library Makeover. Students in two Florida schools will soon see their library renovated, updated, and outfitted with new computers, iPads, and thousands of new books. The students will be excited, of course, thanks to the new technology and new books. But they'll also be hopeful and proud -as the upgraded library will demonstrate that the community is committed to investing in their success. These upgrades are part of a larger effort by Target to invest $1 billion for education by the end of 2015. The School Library Makeover program will help improve reading proficiency by transforming libraries at 32 elementary schools around the country which serve predominantly low-income students. It's a small but much needed step to help turn the tide against a growing crisis in our nation's education system. At a time when the economy continues to shift towards knowledge-based jobs, and when reading skills have never been more important, the country is often failing to give children the skills they need to succeed. Young people will be seeking jobs in a market where 75 percent of openings require not just a high school diploma, but also some post-secondary education. Recent studies have found that developing reading skills early on has a significant impact on future educational success. Third grade, it turns out, is a critical juncture when it comes to reading. That's when children shift from learning to read to reading to learn. And students who can read at grade level when they start the fourth grade are far more likely to graduate from high school than those who can't, according to research sponsored by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. In fact, children who lack basic reading skills by the fourth grade are about four times more likely to fail to get a high school diploma than those who are proficient readers. Despite the high stakes, an alarming number of fourth graders can't read at grade level. According to the Department of Education, just 34 percent of fourth graders rank as proficient readers. Among low-income students, that number is an even more distressing 27 percent. Is it any wonder that one in four children doesn't graduate from high school on time, if ever? The odds are even worse for Hispanic and African American students, with 40 percent failing to get a diploma. One of the best ways to give these students a chance is to help them become successful readers. School libraries provide students with the books, resources, and mentors they need to succeed. In Florida, for example, elementary schools that had library programs staffed 60 hours a week or more showed a 9 percent improvement in test scores compared to those staffed less than 60 hours. A study of Alaska schools found that students in schools with full-time librarians scored higher on standardized achievement tests than those with parttime or no librarians. Unfortunately, school libraries are increasingly targeted for budget cuts. Overall, school library budgets have fallen since 2009. And cutbacks tend to be more severe at schools serving high-poverty areas. Local and state officials must make literacy programs a high priority in budget plans and strategies. Against this backdrop, programs like Target's can help schools overcome difficult fiscal times -and get students reading during those critical early years. The makeovers leverage the pro bono work of Target's design and construction teams, along with the support of thousands of Target team member volunteers. And it happens with a partnership from The Heart of America Foundation. In each school selected for a library makeover, Target has also partnered with Feeding America to create a "Meals for Minds" food pantry, which helps children concentrate and perform better in school by providing much-needed nourishment. The students also take home seven books of their own, as studies have demonstrated that reading at home has a dramatic impact on educational success. But as much as the new libraries complement the physical classroom, the country's education crisis won't be solved until everyone at every level including parents, school administrators, local, state and federal government officials, and other caring adults recognizes that future generations deserve the resources needed to improve reading skills when it really counts. Now that we know where to focus our efforts, the time for collective action is now. Today's students deserve nothing less. Laysha Ward is president of community relations for Target Corporation and president of the Target Foundation. JUNE 2, 2012 THE STARPR 2

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JUNE 2, 2012 THE STARPR 4 DCPS Students Receive Top Honors at International Science and Engineering Fair Jacksonville, FL Three area high school students took home prestige and monetary awards after placing in the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair held in Pittsburg, PA. Kevin and Ryan Shih, brothers and 10thgraders at Stanton College Preparatory School, came in third-place in the behavioral sciences category. The dynamic duo showcased their project titled, Computer Interface Paradigm for Communication in Normal and Aphasic Stroke Patients. The Shih brothers walked away with $1,000. Rory Petersen, a ninth-grader at DarnellCookman Middle/High School, placed fourth in the engineering category for his entry titled, An Innovation that Detects Filters, Digitizes and Wirelessly Transmits Brainwaves to Control Electro-mechanical Devices. Petersons research earned him $500. Its always a great feeling when our students compete nationally and internationally, said Supervisor of Charter Schools Susan Biehler. Their advanced research and hard work paid off in more ways than one; we are all very proud of them. The Intel International Science and Engineering Fair is the worlds largest international pre-college science competition that provides an annual forum for more than 15,000 high school students from approximately 70 countries, regions and territories where they showcase their independent research and compete for monetary prizes. Duval County Public Schools operates 190 schools and serves approximately 125,000 students. The school district is committed to providing high quality educational opportunities that will inspire all students to acquire and use the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in a global economy and culturally diverse world.

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Two Men Kill Truck Driver During Drug TransactionPolice arrested two men who were said to have killed a truck driver in a drug transaction. Police say Amato Scott, 24, and Dexter Allen Bridges, 22, drove to a place to meet with Mario Marc Smith, 26, to conduct a drug transaction involving large amounts of marijuana. Police say the amount of marijuana to be sold was seven pounds. During this meeting, Smith was shot. Scott and Bridges stole the marijuana and took it back to Georgia, where they came from. Smith was shot in the head and found lying in the parking lot. He died the next day. Police say Smith was a truck driver and was known to transport large amounts of marijuana across the state line. This was not the first time he had interacted with Scott and Bridges. Police received tips from another man, who was involved in the drug deal, of the two men and located them. Both confessed to the shooting, but both kept blaming the other as the shooter. After much interviewing, oth men were arrested. Scott was charged with murder and Bridges was charged with third-degree murder. Suspicious Van Seen Pulling Two Jet Skis and Trailer With Lights Out A man was arrested after his failed attempt successfully steal two jet skis and a trailer. Police received a call from a woman who reported that her two jet skis and trailer were missing, which valued at $15,000. A deputy remembered the night before, a witness reporting suspicious older blue van driving with lights out about midnight pulling a trailer with two jet skis. The witness was said to have gotten into his car to follow the van. The witness was trying to get the license number, but later was confronted by the driver who got out of the van. The witness told him he was getting his license to number to give to police. The driver ran to his van and drove off. Tommy Gene Richardson was arrested on two felony counts of grand theft of a motor vehicle on no bond. He was also charged with violation of probation on a previous charge of dealing in stolen property. This is his third booking. Crime and Justice Crime and JusticeA Publication of the Florida Star and Georgia StarJUNE 02, 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. Raid Leads to Drug Charges Two men who were said to be step-brothers were arrested after a raid. Police had a warrant out for Jarmorey Canty, 23, and his step-brother, Alexander Clark, 18, on suspicion of preparing for street-level narcotics dealing. Police originally went to the residence for a domestic-related call, but an officer smelled marijuana as Clark opened the door. Police spotted the marijuana and when asked, Clark said he was just at home watching a basketball game and didnt see any marijuana. Police found marijuana blunts in front of the couch and found pieces of marijuana in different locations of the house. They also found 10 pounds of pot, an ounce of cocaine, empty bag packages, and digital scales. Police say the amount of drugs were worth up to $25,000. Clark and Canty was arrested on felony charges including possession of marijuana with intent to sell, possession of more than 20 grams of marijuana, cocaine trafficking and possession of cocaine. Jarmorey Canty Alexander Clark Amato Scott Dexter Bridges Tommy Richardson

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JUNE 02, 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. Signs of Sexual Molestation in Children Parents, grandparents, and guardians should be aware of the signs noted below that could indicate your child has been sexually exploited. You should note that some of these behaviors may have other explanations, but it is important to help your child no matter what the cause of these symptoms or behaviors. Resources and help can be obtained through school systems, law enforcement, and child protection agencies. Changes in behavior, extreme mood swings, withdrawal, fearfulness, and excessive crying Bed-wetting, nightmares, fear of going to bed, or other sleep disturbances Acting out inappropriate sexual activity or showing an unusual interest in sexual matters A sudden acting out of feelings or aggressive or rebellious behavior Regression to infantile behavior; clinging School or behavioral problems Changes in toilet-training habits A fear of certain places, people, or activities Bruises, rashes, cuts, limping, multiple or poorly explained injuries Pain, itching, bleeding, fluid, or rawness in the private areas What to do Take the time to talk to your children. Encourage open communication and learn how to be an active listener. Notice when someone shows one or all of your children a great deal of attention or begins giving them gifts. Teach your children that they have the right to say no to any unwelcome, uncomfortable, or confusing touch or actions by others. Teach them to immediately tell you or another trusted adult if this happens. Reassure them that you're there to help and it is okay to tell you anything. If your children do confide problems to you, strive to remain calm, noncritical, and nonjudgmental. Listen compassionately to their concerns, and work with them to get the help they need to resolve the problem. Be sure to screen babysitters and caregivers. Many states now have a public registry that allows parents to check out individuals for prior criminal records and sex offenders. Check references with other families who have used the caregiver or babysitter. Once you have chosen the caregiver, drop in unexpectedly to see how your children are doing. Ask your children how the experience with the caregiver was, and carefully listen to the response. Provide oversight and supervision of your children's computer use. Know who they're communicating with online and where they may have access to computers. Establish rules and guidelines for computer use for your children. Be involved in your children's activities. As an active participant, you'll have a better opportunity to observe how the adults in charge interact with your children. Lastly, always remember a child can never consent Your Safety 4 Men Arrested for Burglary After High-Speed Chase Four men suspected of burglary were arrested after high-speed chase. At about 12:35 p.m., a deputy noticed a black Ford car with very dark tinted windows. He attempted a traffic stop, but the driver did not comply and sped off. The four men in the car later got out of the car in front of a Wendys retaurant and ran off in separate directions. 20-year-old Desmond Daniel Dickson and 19-year-old Jasen Francois were found hiding inside the Wendys. Kenneth Bernard Jones, 24, was found in the storage room inside a Holiday Inn hotel nearby. Tyrone Tyler Wright Jr., 20, was found in the parking lot of a nearby Cracker Barrel, according to reports. All four men were arrested. As Francois got out of the patrol vehicle, a deputy spotted jewelry on the seat where he had been sitting. The esimated value of the jewelry was said to be around $2,000. According to reports, someone had reported a burglary the day before involving jewelry. She later identified the jewelry as belonging to her. Some of the jewelry were said to have not been from the same burglary and police are investigating to determine whether the suspects were involved in other burglaries. According to reports, the victim had interrupted the four men who were burglarizing her home. As they tried to get away she tried chasing after them. She also provided the police a description of them. Francois, Dickson, and Jones were charged with burglary and grand theft. Wright was charged with burglary, grand theft and violation of probation. He was on probation for armed burglary. Francois and Dickson were each held on $200,000 bond. Jones and Wright were being held without bond for violation of probation charges. Desmond Dickson Jasen Francois Kenneth Jones Tyrone Wright

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Victim Loses Gun in Robbery Minneapolis, MNThe victim, an adult male, was walking home when a male walking the other way suddenly slammed the victim into a parked car without warning. This injured the victims arm and he was unable to defend himself. As the suspect searched the victim he located and removed the injured victims pistol and put it to the victims head demanding the rest of the victims valuables. Responding to the victims 911 call officers observed a male matching the description of the suspect walking near the crime scene. When the suspect saw the officers he tried to hide but was found by officers and arrested. Police later found out that Willie Merriweather, 34, was a convicted felon with numerous aliases. He was charged with aggravated robbery in the first degree. Shoplifter Fights Employees Over Stolen Beer and Food A costumer at a store told employees that 26-year-old Lonneshia Shafaye Appling was sneaking items into a bag. Appling tried to leave the store but was confronted by employees who tried to stop her from leaving. Appling reacted by punching one of them in the face and using her pepperspray on the other employees before fleeing the store. An officer that was nearby the store came, but choked as soon as he entered as the air was heavy with pepper spray. The officer was given the description of a large black woman wearing a purple dress. She was found yelling at employees behind the store and was arrested. Several cans of beer was found as well as vegetable oil, five packs of cheese, five packs of bacon, and two packs of chicken wings. She was charged with felony theft by shoplifting as she has had many previous shoplifting convictions. JUNE, 2012 THE STAR C&J 3Bizarre Crimes Bizarre Crimeswho, what, when...huh? Other Unusual Crimes Across the Nation Man Tries to Escape with Golf Cart from Nudist Resort After Burglary A man was arrested after going on a crime spree then breaking into a nudist resort, where he stole a golf cart to escape. According to reports, Milton J. Hodges Jr., 20, said he was at Lowes to look for mango and banana trees, but he confronted a clerk by holding scissors against his neck. He then ran across the street as clerks and customers chased after him. Hodges ended up breaking into a nudist resort and pulling out a large knife which he used to threaten a security guard before carjacking a golf cart. It wasnt hard for police to spot Hodges as he was one of the very few that was clothed. Hodges was arrested and is being held without bail. Police say Hodges had his first felony charge at 8 years old in second grade for battery on a school employee. He was kicking a teacher and also threatened that he would kick her in the face. When he was 18 he spent 28 months in prison for armed robbery and severely beating a victim with a can of Pepsi. Records also show that Hodges father had been in jail multiple times in prison for armed robbery and drug convictions. Woman Attacks Patient in Wheelchair A woman was arrested after she attacked and spit on a patient in a wheelchair in front of a hospital emergency room. The victim was just coming out of the hospital in a wheelchair after a knee surgery and was assisted by a family member. As they were heading to the car parked in front of the entrance, 32-year-old Sharmaine Richardson pulled up from behind and started honking the horn. She started acting very hostile and got out to tell the victim that her mother was in a medical emergency and that she had to move. The victim got out of the wheelchair and offered it to Richardson telling her that her mother could use it. Instead, Richardson swung at her and missed. She then spit on her and hit her in the chest and got back into her car. Richardson then drove off With the help of witnesses and camera footage, police were able to arrest Richardson who was arrested and charged with violation of probation and battery. She was released on $1,500 bond. Woman Killed by Ex-Boyfriend At Her Daughters Graduation Phoenix, AZ33-year-old Takesha Barnes was at her daughters 8th grade graduation ceremony. She was said to have been in fear for her safety as she had just filed an order of protection against Thomas Moton, 38, that week. When she left the graduation to go to her car, she asked the school security guard to escort her and told him why. The guard spotted Moton hiding and Barnes told him that he was her ex-boyfriend. Moton was then told by the guard to get into her car and lock it. Moton was then seen pulling out a handgun and the security guard ran for cover and yelled at Barnes to escape, but she was too late. Moton began firing multiple times hitting Barnes. She was taken to the hospital where she was pronounced dead. Moton was arrested for firstdegree murder, illegally discharging a firearm, and misconduct involving weapons. Reports say they had children together. 81-Year-Old Woman Back in Jail for Selling Drugs Prichard, ALThe SWAT team had kicked down the door of 81year-old Ola Mae Robinsons home. Police believe the elderly woman to be selling drugs out of her home. According to records, she has been arrested dating back since 1988. She was arrested last June for selling crack cocaine and also last September for drug charges. They found out that she was dealing in pills. They found prescription drugs, including morphine. Her community is said to have problems with drugs and that a lot of drug trafficking seemed to be coming out of her house. She is being held on $7,500 bond. Sharmaine Richardson Milton Hodges

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JUNE 02, 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: Vintrice Patricia Nicole Rogers Age: 17 Weight: 130 lbs Last seen: 5/04/12 Name: Ashley Anderson Age: 16 Weight: 240 lbs Last seen: 5/12/12 Name: Alexus L. Lucas Age: 17 Weight: 130 lbs Last seen: 3/16/12 Name: Jabrea Mobley Age:17 Weight: 145 lbs Last seen: 5/07/12 Name: Ozziana Lurese Smith Age: 16 Weight: 200 lbs Last seen: 5/04/12MOSTWANTED Police ImpersonatorA female driver that reported that a black colored sedan followed her vehicle. The woman was driving the vehicle with her two small children. She told deputies that the black vehicle activated what appeared to be white strobe lights and she stopped. She said the male driver of the vehicle approached her, wearing black pants and a black shirt with shield type patches outlined in silver on the arms, and a logo on the front (chest area). The woman told deputies that the man was wearing a gunbelt, but he did not have a gun in the holster. The suspect told the woman he stopped her for speeding. During their dialogue, the suspect saw something on the floorboard of the vehicle. He asked the woman about it and she told him it was a knife set, at which point the suspect told her he had to take it due to child endangerment. The victim said the suspect went back to his vehicle and she immediately left. She provided deputies with a detailed description of the suspect, stating he was a white male in his mid to late 20's, with brown hair, blue eyes, no tattoos or facial hair. She said he was approximately 55, 210-225 lbs, 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:Jeanece BurneyOffense:Felony DUI 3rd Conviction Name:Marcus F. BullardOffense:Child Abuse Name: WillisOffense: Aggravated Battery on Pregnant Victim Name:Daphine Bryant Offense:Torture Animal